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AEW’s Unrestricted Podcast: Wardlow

The latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast features Wardlow, who is the newest member of the Inner Circle, and eating chicken is his third favorite thing to do after wrestling and working out! He chronicles his journey to AEW, his cage match against Cody and why his loss to Hangman Adam Page remains one of his favorite matches so far.  Wardlow also details his WWE tryout, his training in a dungeon in Cleveland and how he ended up in the Pittsburgh indie wrestling scene. He talks DC comics, his love of Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig, developing the devastating corner knee strike and his lone wolf mentality.

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Sting Signs Multi-Year Deal With AEW & Debuts on Dynamite

Wow! Talk about a massive surprise. The Icon Sting just debuted tonight on AEW Dynamite, and I received the press release below from AEW’s PR team with the full details about Sting becoming All Elite, including a multi-year deal with the company. Read on for the full details.

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AEW’s Unrestricted Podcast: Anna Jay

The latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast features Anna Jay. After signing with AEW, Anna soon found herself recruited to the Dark Order—hear how that happened, how she keeps a straight face when filming BTE with John Silver and more. Anna’s also talking about training at the Nightmare Factory with QT Marshall, tagging with Tay Conti, Jerry Lynn’s impact on her development and AEW career to date—and learning the sleeper hold from Arn Anderson. She remembers bonding with her dad over wrestling, the promos he used to cut on her as a kid and the inspiration for the “Star Of The Show.” And, she answers fan questions about Brodie Lee and the AEW Women’s World Championship. 

Below are highlights from the podcast, as well as the full episode.

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All Elite Wrestling Announces Launch of AEW GAMES

If there’s one thing I love just as much as wrestling, it’s video games. Both of these passions played a big role in my youth and are still a massive part of who I am today. Wrestling video games, specifically, are some of my absolute favorites. Read my book review of Wrestling With Pixels for a rundown of my favorite pro wrestling video games of all time. I may have a new one to add to the list because All Elite Wrestling announced that it’s launching AEW Games!

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AEW Arrives On DVD!

Right now is the best time to be a wrestling fan, since the 1990s. There are numerous promotions to enjoy, including WWE, IMPACT Wrestling, and, of course, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which was founded in January 2019 and debuted its primetime TV show on TNT in October of the same year. Now AEW has a new milestone to add to its long list of achievements, the company’s popular PPV events are available on DVD for the first time!

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Orange Crush: The Journal of Art & Wrestling

Orange Crush: The Journal of Art & Wrestling is the first publication to analyze professional wrestling as the unique art form that it is. An oversized print publication featuring long-form pieces reflective of what you’ll find in The New Yorker, the content in Orange Crush is presented on heavy stock paper with a matte finish. It retails for $25.00, and you get 96 pages of thought-provoking pieces, in-depth interviews, and essays on the complexity and nuance of professional wrestling and those who’ve dedicated their lives to this business, which is unlike any other.

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