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AEW Rampage 9/24: Photos

Below is a slideshow of photos from the September 24 episode of AEW Rampage. All photos are courtesy of All Elite Wrestling.

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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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DVD Review — A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 2

Did you enjoy the A&E Biography series WWE Legends? If so, and you’re considering buying the Volume 1 DVD release, which features documentaries on Shawn Michaels, Ultimate Warrior, Mick Foley, and Bret “Hitman” Hart, then watch my video review below. And make sure to check out my review of Volume 1!

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DVD Review — A&E Biography: WWE Legends Volume 1

Did you enjoy the A&E Biography series WWE Legends? If so, and you’re considering buying the Volume 1 DVD release, which features documentaries on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Booker T, then watch my video review below. And make sure to check out my review of Volume 2!

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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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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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Review: NWA EmPowerrr

On August 28, the NWA held its first-ever all-women pay-per-view, EmPowerrr, emanating from the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis — a legendary home to a multitude of professional wrestling events over the years. In addition to EmPowerrr on August 28, the next day, on August 29, NWA 73 is taking place at The Chase, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the formation of the National Wrestling Alliance, which took place in 1948. Read on for my thoughts on NWA EmPowerrr.

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CM Punk Returns & Signs With AEW

CM Punk has returned to pro wrestling! This legendary fan favorite has come back after seven long years of being away from the ring, but this time he’s with AEW, not WWE. And he made his big return the weekend of one of WWE’s flagship events: SummerSlam. Read on for my thoughts on this, as well as for videos of CM Punk’s debut on AEW, including what he had to say to the fans.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Justin Roberts

In the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, AEW Ring Announcer and MC Justin Roberts shares the magic behind Kenny Omega’s North Carolina ring intro! He also details The Varsity Blonds’ pop that left him deaf, the intro that AEW fans do along with him, and the appearance at ALL OUT in Chicago that led him to AEW. Justin talks about his ring announcing heroes, his most memorable introductions, the time he introduced Scooby Doo and Jesus in a match against QT Marshall and Brandon Cutler, and how he learned to so masterfully roll his Rs when he intros Rey Fenix! Plus, hear funny road stories, tips for keeping your voice healthy, and the joys of creative freedom!

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