Monthly Archives: October 2017

3 Ways to Keep Up with Pro Wrestling’s Boom

It is undeniable at this point that professional wrestling is encountering major growth across all spectrums. This article will help explain some of it and point you in the right direction for how to keep up with all the great content that is being produced.

A recent article with Crave Online had pro wrestling superstar Cody Rhodes giving his explanation on the rise of pro wrestling. In it, he describes that it is mostly for 2 reasons: (1) the high level of talent seen throughout the world (most notable US, UK, and Japan), as well as (2) the greater accessibility to professional wrestling content made available by the internet. “It’s not difficult to find what you want. If you don’t like WWE, you can turn on New Japan World. If you like WWE, you have the WWE Network. If you want to watch ROH, you watch the PPV. It’s all there.”

 

Read more at http://www.craveonline.com/culture/1284069-interview-wrestling-star-cody-rhodes-eyes-set-gold#PzACOzsMgzHQr66j.99

WhatCulture has a great article that explains the 10 signs of why professional wrestling is entering a new golden age. We won’t provide the full list here, but it includes the ascent of NJPW, the resurgence of women’s wrestling, increased athletic standards overall, and the abundance of successful alternatives to WWE programming. Similarly to the point Cody Rhodes was making in the article mentioned earlier, there are so many options right now that it is easy to find, watch, and enjoy different types of professional wrestling.

Read more at http://whatculture.com/wwe/10-signs-wrestling-is-heading-towards-a-new-golden-age?page=1

Now we know that there are plenty of options for professional wrestling. What are the top 3 ways to keep up with it all?

1. WWE Network — WWE is still the standard bearer for professional wrestling. Anywhere you go in the world, people will know about Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, or John Cena. The WWE Network provides countless hours of PPVs, old episodes, and newer original content; all for $9.99.

2. Monthly subscriptions to NJPW World/ROH/Progress — Each of these promotions provides a slightly different take on professional wrestling. The emphasis is more on in ring action and storytelling than the (sometimes off-putting) over the top entertainment that the WWE provides. If you want a wrestling fix, this is the way to go.

3. Netflix and other networks — Netflix not offers Lucha Underground, a fun alternative to all the above. The athletics displayed are impressive and gymnastics-like (thanks to the lucha style developed in Mexico) and the presentation and stories produced are different from other wrestling products on the market. Other networks include the Fite App and IRW which showcase smaller, independent companies.

The above 3 points are the main entry points to enjoying the booming market of professional wrestling.

 


I am a fan of professional wrestling as well as an independent professional wrestler, going by the name Andros “The Greek”. I want to use my perspective from both sides of the guardrail to provide fans the most useful and entertaining content possible. I hope you’ll join me on my journey through the independent scene, as well in enjoying the great wrestling that is out there today.

For more on me: www.atmarousas.com

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Short Story: My Dear Sister

Chapter 1

“So, yeah…” I finish saying to Alex. He keeps reminding me to call him by his first name. I suppose he helps to make me perceive this as being more of a casual setting.

“I see,” he replies. Then pauses. Oh boy, here it comes. “I think we should see each other more frequently. Perhaps twice a week instead of once a week. How would you feel about that?”

“Sure, that sounds ok to me,” I answer. Do I really have another choice? Patient confidentiality aside, I know he will tell my parents that he thinks I need more sessions.

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Republicans: Stop Allowing GOP Leadership Decide Your Ideology

This is my appeal to Republican voters. There are many issues that have become partisan over the years that simply put, should not be.

Below I have highlighted only two issues: Climate Change and Gun Control.

Both are very divisive.

My argument below is to highlight how, despite evidence to support making policy changes to minimize climate change while increasing gun control, Republicans have made it a part of the GOP ideology to oppose or deny both topics.

This is not an attack against Republicans, or conservatives. It is a request that citizens not allow their party of choice to define their individual ideologies.

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