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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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Discussion: Are You Living?

Are you living?

I ask you, dear reader, this question that I have begun to ask myself lately.

I do not mean it to be dramatic nor hyperbolic. Instead, I am curious as to what everyone’s honest answer is, including and especially my own.

At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. Yes, of course we are all living. By virtue of opening this article on our device(s) and reading it, I prove that I am alive. “I think, therefore I am”.

Of course I mean to ask more than are we all alive. By living, I mean to ask are we actively present and experiencing our environment on a daily, hourly, or minute-by-minute basis.

This may be where the question becomes a tad bit more complicated than you first thought. Or maybe you are in a similar state of mind as I am and knew exactly what I meant when I asked you the question.

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The Secret Life of Toilet Paper

Toilet paper.

We may take this good for granted, however it truly is a marker of civilization.

Before the invention of toilet paper, a variety of other items were used throughout human history. Scooping sticks made from wood and precious metals, to sand and pebbles, mussel shells, corn cobs, sponges, and more were used as the go to cleanup item when someone needed to go.

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The Struggles of a Multipotentialite

multipotentialite

The term “multipotentialite” is used to describe someone who has a multitude of interests and creative pursuits and has no “one true calling”.

If this is a real character trait, then I consider myself a multipotentialite.

My interests vary greatly. They include acting, professional wrestling, journalism, cooking (food, in general), music, current events, reading, writing, politics, entrepreneurship, and more.

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New Year, More Experience!

Happy New Year everyone! The ME is gearing up for its biggest year yet. Stay tuned for new content on the important events going on in today’s politics and economics.

We will be starting off our new year of postings with what could possibly be our biggest and best yet; “Memorandum for Proposed Action to Revitalize the US Economy”, which will lay out reasonable and practical policies that the government can follow to give our economy that extra boost it needs. Coming soon!

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Minoan Caldera: An essay on the Santorini Volcano

Introduction

The Mediterranean region has always been known as a “hot spot” for volcanic and tectonic activity. Italy and Greece, especially, have centuries of detailed histories of eruptions and earthquakes. Most of the truly dramatic events occurred thousands of years ago. The effects of the devastating natural events can still be seen today. One such example is the Minoan Caldera, more commonly referred to as the Santorini Volcano located on the island of Santorini in Greece (36.4200° N, 25.4317° E).

At the present, Santorini is a very popular tourist destination among the Greek islands. It is frequented by tourists wanting to experience Greek culture as well as the breathtaking beauty of the island chain’s landscapes. These beautiful landscapes were created through violent volcanic activity. The most famous volcanic activity to occur also happens to be one of the largest known volcanic eruptions in the past few millennia. It was this eruption that caused this shield volcano to collapse forming the caldera we see today. Santorini lies in an area where a northward subduction of the African plate with the European plate is occurring. This subduction is what causes the area to be so geologically unstable

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The Reality Behind Girls and ‘Nice Guys’

The following post concerns a topic that has been highly contested among girls and boys, men and women for quite some time. I will be discussing what I feel to be the truth about the relationship (or lack there-of) between girls and the ‘nice guys’ that never quite seem to get the upper hand.

For starters, let’s just go over what the issue is. The basic sentiment is that girls never pick the nice guys, but instead go for the assholes (if you’d excuse my language). Then the girls go on to complain about how they can’t find a good guy to take care of them. Guys, upon hearing this, become upset because they know they’re good guys but usually end up ‘friend-zoned’ with no way of escape. Because of this, girls are stupid for creating assholes out of the good guys who are just looking for a way to compete and get the girl of their dreams. I believe that about sums it up.

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