THE WRESTLING CONNOISSEUR: Poisoned Passions; or How WWE Is Repulsing Their Audience

I’d like to think that after so much response from the audiences that WWE would pick up on the backlash and adjust accordingly. I’d like to think that, but I can’t. It’s impossible.… Continue reading

The Importance of “All In”

Originally posted on Squared Circle Journal:
? On September 1st, the wrestling world will get to experience the largest independent wrestling show in history. “All In” is scheduled to take place from the…

Dada…Dammit: Issue 12 – Evicted!

There are very few things in life as throat clenching as receiving a notice that soon you’ll be homeless. We received one such notice about a month ago. To set the landscape, we… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: I Think Raw Gave Me Salmonella

It’s not very often that there is such a monumental RAW episode that I have to write specifically about it. Last night’s May 21 show started with the typical fanfare. That fanfare entails… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: Marksists And Why The Audience Matters

Here’s the problem with the concept of superficiality within the wrestling business. Despite the aspects of a wrestler’s look, whether it’s a muscular build or breast implants or what-have-you, superficiality does not necessarily… Continue reading

Dada…Dammit: Issue 11- EMERGENCY!

Okay, well, it wasn’t an emergency to get this post up. Maybe it’s been awhile. Most of my time has been focused on two things:  family and my novel. The novel is another… Continue reading

Creativity Feedback; or the Artistic Closed Loop

How many people have experienced writer’s block? A show of hands, please. None of you are alone. And it’s not just writers either. All creative people suffer blocks. Some people swear by particular… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: One Good Turn Deserves Another

From my column on Inside Pulse, September 2017.   Today’s landscape of WWE’s RAW and Smackdown are a bit perplexing. The plethora of talent on both shows is top tier, but the writing… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: Fixing Women’s Wrestling, 205, and Anything Not Cena/Orton/Reigns

This is my post from Inside Pulse, July 2017.   WWE is notorious for only paying attention to their top tier of wrestlers. Lately, if your name isn’t John Cena, Randy Orton, or… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: ‘Tween the Ropes, Is WWE Too Big To Fail?

  This is my article from Inside Pulse from July 10, 2017.   WWE has a problem. I know, just one? I often write about WWE because they’re a wrestling juggernaut. Unfortunately every… Continue reading