A wrestling veteran hits first AEW show

A wrestling veteran hits first AEW show

RALEIGH, NC -- I attended my first live wrestling show in February 1970 at the War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA. This was the old Pittsburgh territory and featured a main event of Bruno Sammartino and The Battman versus Ivan Koloff and Professor Toru Tanaka. There...

Live Full Gear had an ‘electric atmosphere’

Live Full Gear had an ‘electric atmosphere’

MINNEAPOLIS - There’s no debating All Elite Wrestling has set a high bar with its pay-per-view events. Each one seems to have just the right mix of matches, which almost are, at worst, good, and at best, all-time classics. Saturday’s Full Gear certainly fit right in....

All Out live was a major grand slam

All Out live was a major grand slam

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The forbidden door has firmly been kicked open. If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: All Elite Wrestling has the professional wrestling world feeling some type of way. All Out on Sunday saw the roof blow off the building with the promotional...

Live Punk’s return a ‘special moment in time’

Live Punk’s return a ‘special moment in time’

CHICAGO — In our sport, there are moments that transcend time. Friday at the United Center was one of those moments as the worst-kept secret in professional wrestling was revealed. CM Punk made his long-awaited return to the sport after a seven-plus year absence in...

Live, Pittsburgh Rampage show just flies by

Live, Pittsburgh Rampage show just flies by

EDITOR'S NOTE: This report may contain spoilers for upcoming AEW shows.     PITTSBURGH -- AEW Ring Announcer Dasha Gonzalez introduced promotion owner Tony Khan as “The Man Who Saved Wrestling” prior to the launch of “Rampage” Friday Night at the Peterson...

Full Gear in person: Great action, too many COVID concerns

Full Gear in person: Great action, too many COVID concerns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nobody said putting on live wrestling shows in the middle of a global pandemic was going to be easy. All told, All Elite Wrestling has handled things very well. No COVID-19 outbreaks among its roster, producing a compelling television show most...

Thoughts from the crowd at All Out

Thoughts from the crowd at All Out

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - As I sat in the stands during All Elite Wrestling's sophomore pay-per-view effort, All Out, on Saturday night at Sears Centre Arena, I couldn't help but be almost stunned. North American wrestling is fun again. This isn't an indictment against...

All In will be long remembered

All In will be long remembered

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - A dream became reality Saturday night. A year ago, All In was a pipe dream. But the brain child of Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks blew past expectations in front of one of the most raucous crowds in recent memory. The 10,000-plus fans at Sears...

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