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We Promised You A Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History

Looking for the definitive book about the history of WWE? Well, Bill Hanstock set out to create just that with We Promised You A Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History. Watch my video review below for a look inside the book, to learn what it’s all about, and whether or not I think it’s worth your time and money. Enjoy!

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Book Review: WWE Rule The Ring

DK Publishing is back with a new WWE book, and this time it’s targeted toward a younger demographic. Watch my video review below to see what’s inside this book and whether or not it makes sense for the young WWE fan in your life. Enjoy!

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Kiera Hogan Leaving IMPACT Wrestling

Only July 18, Kiera Hogan, one half of Fire ‘N Flava, announced on her OnlyFans account that she’s leaving IMPACT Wrestling. Read on for more details.

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IMPACT Wrestling Report: Slammiversary Review

This past Saturday, July 17, IMPACT Wrestling welcomed back fans for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it did so with one of the biggest shows of the year: Slammiversary on FITE. This year’s event marks the 19th anniversary of IMPACT Wrestling, formerly TNA Wrestling. As many of you know, I’m writing a book about the first 20 years of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. But now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at this year’s Slammiversary!

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Review: MLW Battle Riot III

Last night, I attended the first full-capacity professional wrestling event held at the 2300 Arena (i.e., ECW Arena): MLW Battle Riot III. Read on for my thoughts, as well as photos and videos from the event.

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Book Review: The Complete List Of Jericho

The Complete List of Jericho by Chris Jericho is the new book from “Le Champion.” It is the fifth book from the “Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla,” celebrating 30 years of Jericho’s illustrious career. Throughout his journey as a pro wrestler, Jericho has kept a journal documenting every single match he has had, including those in WCW, WWE, Japan, AEW, and more. As of right now, The Complete List of Jericho is available exclusively at Jericho30.com. Read on for my review of this compelling new book.

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TNAIW Episode 48: Spilling The T-N-A

Last night, I joined the guys at The Talking Nonsense About IMPACT Wrestling Podcast to spill the T-N-A on the latest developments regarding the book I’m writing about the first 20 years of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. As always, it was great chatting with the guys, answering questions, playing a fun game, and filling people in on the latest details regarding my book. I look forward to returning next month to talk about Slammiversary results and much more. Until then, check out the full episode from last night below.

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Book Update: Bob Carter!

I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Bob Carter, Dixie Carter’s father, for my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling! Yes, that Bob Carter — the man who saved TNA in 2002 when HealthSouth cut off funding. Knowing that I’ve had the opportunity to interview both Richard Scrushy of HealthSouth and Bob Carter of Panda Energy for my book is incredible. Bob and I talked about his thoughts on Dixie, TNA, his wife and son, Jeff Jarrett, and more. He was as nice as could be, and I’m delighted that he was kind enough to speak with me for this project.

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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Review: NWA When Our Shadows Fall

Last night was the latest NWA PPV on FITE: When Our Shadows Fall. Featuring seven matches, this two-hour event was an action packed evening that welcomed fans back into the NWA Arena for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the full results and my thoughts on this NWA PPV, read on.

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