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Lionsgate A&E Biography WWE DVD Fail: Do Not Buy!

Before you buy the A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 1 DVD, watch my video below about the manufacturing error you need to know about.

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Meeting Jeff Jarrett

I’ve been in touch with Jeff Jarrett since I started working on my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. However, he has yet to agree to do an interview with me for the project. So, when I heard that Jeff was coming to my city — Philadelphia — I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet Double J for the first time ever and see if I could convince him to speak with me for my book. Read on for details about my meet and greet with the “King of the Mountain.”

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Shudder Announces Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Special, Airing September 25

Shudder announced that it will be the home of Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Special, airing on September 25. Below is the press release with the full details and a video from the “Mistress of the Dark” herself!

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IMPACT Wrestling Brings Back Knockouts Knockdown, With Matches Set For This Weekend In Nashville

IMPACT Wrestling is bringing back an all-Knockouts event this upcoming weekend in Nashville, Tennessee: The Knockouts Knockdown will be filmed in The IMPACT Zone at Skyway Studios, starting Friday, September 17. Read on for all of the details, including the announcement video from Gail Kim, and historical information about the genesis of the original Knockouts Knockdown in 2013 — which, at the time, was the first-ever all-women pay-per-view held by one of the top wrestling promotions in the world.

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TNAIW Episode 57: Spilling The TNA!

Last night, I joined the guys at The Talking Nonsense About IMPACT Wrestling Podcast to, once again, spill the TNA about my upcoming book on the history of IMPACT Wrestling. We also talked about this past Thursday’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling, Victory Road, Brian Cage, Bound For Glory, and more! Watch the full episode below.

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AEW’s Unrestricted Podcast: Fuego Del Sol

Fuego Del Sol is officially All Elite! In the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, he explains why he thought his match on RAMPAGE was initially his swan song for AEW. He also speaks to his best friend, Sammy Guevara, surprising him with his AEW contract, how he shared the news and celebrated with his family, what it meant to snap his 40-match losing streak, making a name for himself on Sammy’s Vlog, and the organic growth of his homegrown popularity. Fuego shares the story behind his character and mask, what it means to be Alabama’s #1 Luchador, and how he’s learned from Cody Rhodes, Ethan Page, Lance Archer, Scorpio Sky, and Brian Cage. Plus, he reveals some of his favorite skits from Sammy’s Vlog.

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Shudder Releases New Cast Video “Meet Our Monsters” For The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula

Shudder released a new video, “Meet Our Monsters,” featuring the new cast for season four of the hit drag competition series, THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA, premiering exclusively on the horror streaming service, on Tuesday, October 19 with new episodes to follow every Tuesday. Read on for more details, including the trailer.

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AEW’s Unrestricted Podcast: Tony Khan

This past weekend was AEW All Out, an incredible landmark event that changed the face of AEW and pro wrestling as a whole. AEW CEO, GM, and Head of Creative Tony Khan returned to the AEW Unrestricted podcast to break down the event’s unbelievable matchups, which included all four Championships being defended, a 21-woman Casino Battle Royal, CM Punk’s historic return to the ring against Darby Allin with Sting, Chris Jericho’s potentially career-ending match versus MJF, an epic bout between Jon Moxley and Satoshi Kojima, and the AEW in-ring debut of Paul Wight. Read on for the full episode and key quotes from Khan.

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Bound For Glory Live From Sam’s Town In Las Vegas: Tickets On Sale September 24

IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest show of the year, Bound For Glory, will be its first since the start of COVID to take place outside of Skyway Studios. The venue that’s been chosen for this monumental occasion is Sam’s Town Live! Tickets go on sale September 24. Read on for the full press release, including pricing.

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Book Update: Andy Barton, Brian Diamond & Challenge TV

I’ve got a big book update! Not only have I written about 200 pages, but I just conducted some big-time interviews: Andy Barton, Brian Diamond, and the team from Challenge TV.

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