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Behind the Gimmick Table: Throwback Beastman looking for new home

In 2021, Wes Fetty provides something different as a pro wrestler. As Beastman, a throwback character in many ways, he’d been recently spotlighted on a bigger stage than ever before in MLW. But days ago, this abruptly and unexpectedly came to an end. Fetty stepped...

WWE signs with Panini for cards, drops Topps

The wrestling collectibles world was shook up on Tuesday, as WWE announced that it had signed a multi-year agreement with The Panini Group to make and distribute its trading cards and stickers. For years, WWE had been working with Topps; the first set of WWF cards...

Behind the Gimmick Table: Big Sam ‘King’ of Chinese pro wrestling

Current King of Pro Wrestling champion Big Sam is the preeminent foreigner in Chinese professional wrestling. As of Friday, October 15, 2021, he can be seen along with his faction “The Stable” in the new season of Middle Kingdom Wrestling. “Big” Samuel Burgess came to...

Behind the Gimmick Table: Maple Grizzly mauls in Japan rings

Today, Juan Carlos Olivares is best known as the Maple Grizzly, calling Ehime Pro Wrestling in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, his home promotion. Olivares himself calls it home as well. He found pro wrestling there after relocating from Mississauga, Ontario, for the job....

Behind the Gimmick Table – Junk Food Jeff

Jeff Scott was one of our first subjects here at Behind the Gimmick Table and he is one of the few that we merely scratched the surface on when it comes to his collections. As detailed in our initial writeup, the Impact! Ring announcer and industry veteran has had a...

Behind the Gimmick Table: Chris Adonis a ‘Masterpiece’ of merch

Chris Adonis is the NWA National Champion going into the NWA’s 73rd anniversary pay-per-view, this Sunday, August 29, at the historic Khorassan Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. One of the veterans on the show, especially after years in the WWE as Chris...

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