Young and veteran women shine at Divine

Young and veteran women shine at Divine

LIVONIA, Mich. -- On Friday, May 31, 2024, Divine Pro Wrestling, Michigan’s women’s pro wrestling company, returned to the Livonia Elk’s Lodge in suburban Detroit for its second show, Every Show Has Its Thorns. Brad McFarlin was in attendance to photograph Divine’s...

Everett crowd hot for Dynamite

Everett crowd hot for Dynamite

EVERETT, Wash. -- The puzzle pieces for Double or Nothing were course corrected and seemed to fit more logically after a newsworthy edition of All Elite Wrestling Dynamite in Everett, Wash. on May 15. After a murky few weeks following Dynasty, it felt like AEW shifted...

Horror Slam: Crimson Mask paints the Elk’s Lodge red

Horror Slam: Crimson Mask paints the Elk’s Lodge red

On May 10, 2024, the Livonia, Michigan Elk’s Lodge hosted Horror Slam: Crimson Mask, and Brad McFarlin and I were in attendance among the bloodthirsty crowd, ready for some hot Friday night ultraviolence. While I've been in the Livonia Elk’s Lodge a number of times...

The night Greektown went A-R-R-G-O-O-S for A.J.

The night Greektown went A-R-R-G-O-O-S for A.J.

TORONTO -- It's not often you see a Grey Cup ring used as a weapon. Or a surefire Canadian Football Hall of Famer at ringside capturing the antics of a buddy on his cell phone. But both happened on Saturday night. The scene was the East End United Church on Toronto's...

Chelsea, returning AOP give Vancouver Smackdown local flavor

Chelsea, returning AOP give Vancouver Smackdown local flavor

VANCOUVER, BC -- Vancouver fans had to wait almost three years in between WWE televised events and a sell-out crowd of over 13,000 at Rogers Arena on Friday, January 5 for Smackdown reaffirmed that wrestling fans continue to be ravenous on the west coast. Smackdown...

Last Smoky Mountain Wrestling show unearthed 28 years later

Last Smoky Mountain Wrestling show unearthed 28 years later

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The final Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) event has been hiding, preserved and now re-discovered on YouTube. On Sunday, November 26, 1995, SMW’s Thanksgiving Thunder tour rolled into the Cookeville Community Center. The house show would serve as...

Border City Wrestling marks 30 years with a treat

Border City Wrestling marks 30 years with a treat

WINDSOR, ON -- Saturday night, Border City Wrestling marked its 30th Anniversary with a capacity crowd at the St. Clair College Sportsplex in Windsor, the same venue where IMPACT Wrestling recently held this year's edition of Slammiversary. Originally founded in 1993...

WrestleDream shined spotlight on Pacific Northwest

WrestleDream shined spotlight on Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE - The first-ever AEW WrestleDream event on Sunday, October 1st, was billed as a tribute show to Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, and while it did commemorate his legacy, it may ultimately be remembered as the day the Pacific Northwest finally got some...

Danielson hometown hero at Collision in Seattle

Danielson hometown hero at Collision in Seattle

SEATTLE -- Bryan Danielson and Zack Sabre Jr. finally went face-to-face and that encounter was the closing image on Saturday’s AEW Collision – the final stop before WrestleDream on Sunday. Sabre Jr. joined the commentary team for Saturday’s main event, which featured...

SummerSlam: The 44 year-old pay-per-view virgin

SummerSlam: The 44 year-old pay-per-view virgin

DETROIT, Mich. -- My name is Josh Olsen and I have a somewhat embarrassing confession to make. I’m a 44 year-old, nearly lifelong wrestling fan, and I’ve never attended a pay-per-view. Sure, I’ve attended televised wrestling events, like Raw, Smackdown, and Dynamite....

Remembering Ginger the Bear on anniversary of her death

Remembering Ginger the Bear on anniversary of her death

In southern Ontario, July 4th is always a day of reflection, as it marks the anniversary of the death of "Bearman" Dave McKigney, Adrian Adonis, and Pat Kelly in an accident in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Bearman had color and charisma to spare and is rightfully...

AEW’s Edmonton debut a memorable night

AEW’s Edmonton debut a memorable night

EDMONTON – It was clear before the first bell that fans at Edmonton’s Rogers Place were ready to be entertained and have fun at AEW Dynamite. When a disclaimer was aired over the in-house sound system advising that those on the floor were at risk of being in the path...

Cartwheel cartwheels over Vikingo and Speedball

Cartwheel cartwheels over Vikingo and Speedball

TORONTO -- With so much hype over the young Mexican star El Hijo del Vikingo, the decision to head out to the Demand Lucha show in Toronto's west end was an easy one. It would be, after all, a very different vibe than his AEW debut in the large FirstOntario Centre in...

AEW returns to Detroit with high expectations

AEW returns to Detroit with high expectations

DETROIT - A commonly shared mindset of optimism suggests that All Elite Wrestling’s sole competition is the promotion in itself, and AEW encountered a challenge in returning to Detroit, Michigan on May 11; after a massively successful debut at Little Caesars Arena...

Windsor welcomes back Impact Wrestling

Windsor welcomes back Impact Wrestling

WINDSOR, ON -- 1,246 days. That’s how long it’s been since Impact Wrestling last came to Windsor, Ontario. It was on March 16, 2020 that Impact announced the cancellation of its Lockdown show which was to take place in Windsor, Ontario March 28 of that year due to the...

Winnipeg AEW show indeed Dynamite for those in attendance

Winnipeg AEW show indeed Dynamite for those in attendance

If you've watched All Elite Wrestling over the last couple weeks, you heard "Winnipeg" come up several times during broadcasts, and with good cause. Wednesday's airing of Dynamite, along with tapings for Friday's episode of Rampage, emanated from the Canada Life...

Kitchener fans go in-Zayn for Sami

Kitchener fans go in-Zayn for Sami

For WWE fans today, Sami Zayn can seemingly do no wrong. Even when he mistakenly thanks the name of a different city, as he did during a post-match promo at the Road to WrestleMania house show in Kitchener, Ontario on Sunday night. But even after he heard the...

Road to WrestleMania Toronto: Roman has Sami’s number

Road to WrestleMania Toronto: Roman has Sami’s number

Sami Zayn would be your new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion but Lady Luck just wasn't on his side. At the Road to WrestleMania tour's stop at Toronto's Coca-Cola Coliseum Zayn would pin Roman clean but there was no official to make the count. This main event was far...

AEW announces house shows starting in March

AEW announces house shows starting in March

AEW fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars on the road starting in March, as the company announced the launch of non-televised live events called “AEW House Rules.” A press release sent out on Wednesday noted that the shows will be “taking place on...

AEW’s Kentucky debut brought tears and joy

AEW’s Kentucky debut brought tears and joy

LEXINGTON, KY – Show of hands: who would believe me if I told you AEW would deliver one of the most emotional, memorable shows in its brief history with no Bucks, no Moxley, and no Kenny Omega? Hands down, Cult of Cornette fans, I see you. I’m talking to the die...

Mat Matters: My first WWE show in 28 years

Mat Matters: My first WWE show in 28 years

WWE - now for over 70 years the revolutionary force in sports entertainment -- is back in touring mode, with the Thunderdome Era, thankfully now in the distant past. Last week, WWE rolled into the Magic City for a doubleheader of events at Miami's FTX Arena. Being...

Mat Matters: Fresh fans fun at Demand Lucha

Mat Matters: Fresh fans fun at Demand Lucha

TORONTO - I'm old and jaded, and have no problem admitting that. I have been to so many wrestling shows through the years, met so many fans, wrestlers, referees, promoters, hucksters that I can be a bit blasé when I'm at an actual show. That's why the Demand Lucha...

AEW Rampage Spoilers from Toronto

AEW Rampage Spoilers from Toronto

Here are your spoilers for this week's Rampage broadcast filmed on Thursday night but airing Friday night. Tony Khan greeted the crowd and thanked them for supporting AEW in Canada. Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley defeated The Butcher & The Blade The hometown...

AEW Rampage Spoilers

AEW Rampage Spoilers

Here are your spoilers for this week's Rampage broadcast. The Butcher and Blade vs. Private Party vs. The Acclaimed w/Billy Gunn - AEW World Tag Team Title Match  Anthony Bowens pins the Butcher to retain the AEW tag team titles. Feugo del Sol vs. Lee Moriarty w/ W...

Hungry Vancouver crowd eats up WWE action

Hungry Vancouver crowd eats up WWE action

VANCOUVER, BC - The WWE brand flexed its muscles big time in Vancouver on Saturday, September 24, with a Saturday Night’s Main Event card at the Pacific Coliseum. According to Wrestletix, with close to 8,000 tickets sold the show was essentially a sellout for the...

Buffalo crowd experiences the fall out from All Out

Buffalo crowd experiences the fall out from All Out

BUFFALO -- The "Dynamite after All Out" might have gone in any number of directions. With the in-ring events of the 2022 edition of AEW's spectacle being shoved aside in the news cycle to make room for coverage of new champion CM Punk using his post-event media scrum...

Rampage Taping Spoilers

Rampage Taping Spoilers

Here are your spoilers for this Friday's edition of Rampage, taped on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo: In a qualification match for the AEW World Championship tournament, Sammy Guevara beat Darby Allin with a GTH and with a little help...

Smackdown taping spoilers: McIntyre gets his revenge

Smackdown taping spoilers: McIntyre gets his revenge

WWE heads overseas to Cardiff, Wales next week for Clash at the Castle and in turn the final two episodes of Smackdown were taped consecutively in Detroit, Michigan on August 26th. Building towards WWE’s September 3 premium live event, Little Caesars Arena harbored...

What You Didn’t See on Raw: Edge talks retirement

What You Didn’t See on Raw: Edge talks retirement

When Raw went off the air from the Scotiabank Arena, Edge addressed the fans in attendance and his career in WWE. "I am getting too old for this!" he joked to the crowd after defeating Damian Priest of Judgment Day. "I am kidding. I am still kicking ass!" he laughed....

WWE in Ottawa a welcome return

WWE in Ottawa a welcome return

OTTAWA – The last time I attended a pro wrestling event was four years ago. The venue was a run-down Knights of Columbus hall. The headliner was Teddy Hart who was making his umpteenth comeback from personal trouble. Obviously, a lot of s@@t has gone down in those...

Mat Matters: Blood and Guts becomes a family affair

Mat Matters: Blood and Guts becomes a family affair

The first time I took my son, Jack, to watch professional wrestling was on December 15, 2014, for Monday Night Raw at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. He was ten years old, the perfect age for the spectacle of a live professional wrestling event. It was a...

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