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Philly To Host MLW Battle Riot III July 10

On July 10, MLW is kicking off its new season by welcoming fans back for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’re doing it in Philadelphia! I will be in attendance at this exciting event, and it was just announced that this show is going to be Battle Riot III. Below is the full press release with all of the details.

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Melissa Manchester Revisits “Fire In The Morning”

Melissa Manchester’s voice is as comforting as your favorite blanket on a cold winter’s night: it’s familiar, warm, and beautiful. Celebrating 50 years of music, Melissa is revisiting some of her classics, releasing them one by one from the forthcoming album RE:VIEW. The latest, “Fire In The Morning,” was released . . . this morning. If that isn’t perfect, then I don’t know what is. Read on for my thoughts on this new take on a timeless classic and for the new music video.

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IMPACT Wrestling Welcomes Back Fans At Slammiversary

On June 3, IMPACT Wrestling issued the press release below announcing that it is welcoming back fans at Slammiversary on July 17 in Nashville at Skyway Studios, which has been the home of IMPACT Wrestling TV tapings and live broadcasts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets, which were priced at $250 a piece (nearly $300, when you factor in taxes and fees), sold out in approximately one hour. Read on for my thoughts on this exciting news.

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Josh Alexander vs TJP: 60-Minute Iron Man Match

On May 18, IMPACT Wrestling ring announcer David Penzer sent out a tweet saying that he had witnessed one of the greatest matches, if not the best, in his 44 years of watching wrestling. My interest was immediately piqued by this revelation. We would soon learn that the bout referenced was the first-ever 60-minute Iron Man Match in the history of IMPACT Wrestling, pitting X Division Champion Josh Alexander against TJP. Read on for my thoughts on this match, as well as videos of the IMPACT Press Pass prior to the match, featuring Josh Alexander, TJP, and Gail Kim, and the full uncut version of the match itself.

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Night Ranger Announces New Studio Album & Releases Single

Today, one of my favorite rock bands, Night Ranger, announced the release of its first new studio album in four years: ATBPO. They also released the first single, “Breakout,” and its music video today as well. Below is the full press release and details regarding this exciting news!

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TNAIW: Latest Promotional Interview

Last night I joined the guys at the Talking Nonsense About IMPACT Wrestling Podcast to provide my monthly update on my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, and to answer questions from the fans. Despite some audio issues caused by the live Twitch stream, I had a wonderful time sharing updates with everyone about Kevin Nash, Velvet Sky, the structure of my book, potential subsequent books, and more. You can watch the full video below. Enjoy!

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Shudder: What’s Streaming In June

As the weather starts to heat up, so does the content coming to Shudder! Below is a rundown of what you can watch on the premium horror streaming service in June.

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Book Update: Velvet Sky!

I’ve got a big update on my book project: I had the opportunity to conduct a two-hour interview with the most popular female wrestler in the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, Velvet Sky! Yes, that’s right, I’ve now interviewed both of the original members of The Beautiful People: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky.

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Rob Van Dam: WWE ICONS Documentary ECW Arena Event

Last night I attended my first major indoor event since being fully vaccinated. The event took place at the 2300 Arena (ECW Arena), and it featured Rob Van Dam watching the debut of his new WWE ICONS documentary for the first time, a little bit of stand-up, and photos and autographs with RVD afterward. It was an awesome time. Let me tell you all about it.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Drummer Brings Art To Stone Harbor

Photo Credit: Laura Glass

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and six-time Grammy award-winning drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith, is coming to Stone Harbor, New Jersey! Road Show Company presents, in collaboration with SceneFour Productions: The Art of Chad Smith, a limited engagement fine art exhibition at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31.

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