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The World Is Not Enough: A Chikara Road Diary

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Chikara's The World Is Not Enough is in the books, and Danielle Matheson shares the journey that led her to witness a Thunderfrog's death.

CHIKARA

The Thread Count: A Fashionable History Of Wrestling Hippies

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With Spandex's dedicated fashion column looks at the history of pro wrestling's hippies, from Superstar Billy Graham to CJ Parker.

BRANDON STROUD

In Case You Missed It, Lance Hoyt Wants To Kill Me In Real Life

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Former WWE and TNA wrestler Lance Hoyt wants to find me and murder me, so I'm putting this on the Internet just in case.

beards

The Wrestling Hipster: 5 Things Your Independent Wrestling Promotion Should Never Do Again

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Attention independent wrestling promotions: here's 5 things you should never do again, from the only serious, smart voice on the Internet.

BRISCOE BROTHERS

The Thread Count: A Fashionable History of Wrestling Hillbillies

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In the debut edition of With Spandex's pro wrestling fashion magazine, Danielle Matheson analyzes the history of wrestling hillbillies.

CHIKARA

Sonic Doom: UltraMantis Black’s Debut Album Is Heavy On Aggression

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Our humble review of the debut EP of ULTRAMANTIS BLACK, the hardcore musical vessel of professional wrestling's own UltraMantis Black.

DETROIT

How I Set Out To Recap A Chikara Show And Wrote An Invitation To Independent Wrestling Instead

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Danielle Matheson went to the Detroit return of Chikara intending to recap it, but wrote an invitation to indie wrestling instead.

Cleveland

In Case You Missed It, Here’s Buff Bagwell Doing A Freaking Canadian Destroyer

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Buff Bagwell (yes, the one from WCW) broke out a CANADIAN DESTROYER during a match in Cleveland over the weekend. This is that.

#FOOD

Colt Cabana Is Arm Wrestling Cliff Compton In A KFC Commercial Because Who Needs WWE Contracts?

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Former WWE pro wrestlers are arm wrestling over chicken fingers in a KFC commercial, and "wrestler to chicken spokesman" is the new best career path.

#IMPACT WRESTLING

A Rat In A Six-Sided Cage: Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Is Reportedly Buying TNA Wrestling

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, no stranger to the world of pro wrestling, is reportedly interested in buying TNA.

AUSTIN

The Best Photos From Inspire Pro Wrestling: Wired For War (Featuring Your Ring Announcer, Me)

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Inspire Pro Wrestling held their second show in Austin, Texas, this weekend, and I was lucky enough to ring announce for them. Look at these crazy pics.

ANTONIO CESARO

The Best And Worst Of WWE NXT 5/22/13: Olé Olé Olé … Oh, Hey

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Pre-show notes: - So I've finally decided to dedicate a weekly report to the best show WWE produces, NXT.

#COMMERCIALS

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins. Pro Wrestlers, Smiling Politely.

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<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/02/billy-corgan-smashing-pumpkins-pro-wrestlers-smiling-politely/billy-corgan-wrestling-commercial" rel="attachment wp-att-105617"></a>If you weren't aware, Billy Corgan (a musician who was probably pretty important to you if you were alive in 1992) runs a pro wrestling promotion.

#INDEPENDENT WRESTLING

The Harlem Shake, Wrestling Is Art Edition

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If you're the type who Tebowed or recorded a 'Gangnam Style' parody within the first month of its relevancy, you're probably in love with the Harlem Shake.



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