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Clash of Champions 2017: Jinder All the Way?

Clash of Champions 2017 Review December 17, 2017 TD Gardens, Boston, MA Announcers Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton US championship 3-way: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin (c) The build: This match was set up two weeks ago on SmackDown when Ziggler interfered in a match between Corbin and Roode. Roode returned … Continue reading Clash of Champions 2017: Jinder All the Way?

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Rhetorical Recap: SummerSlam & WWE’s Synergistic Spectacle at Barclay’s

Summer Slam 2017. Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY. Welcome to the inaugural event recap for the Professional Wrestling Studies Association. In an effort to kick off our annual event coverage of prestige wrestling shows, our aim will be covering both “mainstream” and independent bookings, and one of the best ways we can welcome a broad audience … Continue reading Rhetorical Recap: SummerSlam & WWE’s Synergistic Spectacle at Barclay’s

Nylons and Midriffs: Same Old, Same Old (December 3, 2018)

Greetings fans and friends. This week I'll be mostly discussing how I feel as if I am stuck in a looping timeline watching WWE TV every week as of late. I think around this time of year, WWE Creative starts to get fatigued with storytelling, which is understandable. People are generally less interested in serial … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: Same Old, Same Old (December 3, 2018)

Andre the Giant [Critical Reflections on a Graphic Novel, part one]

Research in comics studies has gone a great distance toward defining comics as a medium, not a genre.  Within the American context, comics as a medium was, for decades, conflated with comics as a genre, typically the superhero genre.  In some ways, the scholar of wrestling studies might see such conflation as similar to the … Continue reading Andre the Giant [Critical Reflections on a Graphic Novel, part one]

Nylons and Midriffs: A Fall from Grace (November 19, 2018)

How are you doing, good wrestling fans? I hope you all are staying warm and gearing up for the holidays. I have not yet begun my Christmas shopping, as I’m still in disbelief that we are already knocking on 2019’s door. With Thanksgiving in a few days, I thought this week we could play around … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: A Fall from Grace (November 19, 2018)

Nylons and Midriffs: We Witnessed An Evolution (Evolution Review: October 31, 2018)

I'm still on a high, friends. If you are expecting this to be an overly critical, borderline cynical blog post as is the usual with Nylons, you may want to read elsewhere this week. In this post we're going to celebrate the triumph that was the WWE Evolution pay-per-view. Let's get right into it because … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: We Witnessed An Evolution (Evolution Review: October 31, 2018)

“Ladies All Across the World!”: An Evolution Review

EDITOR'S NOTE: There is a spoiler here for NXT UK and is marked as such. This past Sunday night was WWE’s first ever all women’s pay-per-view called Evolution. While other promotions feature an all women roster (Shimmer and Shine most notably), this is the first time WWE has put all the focus on their women … Continue reading “Ladies All Across the World!”: An Evolution Review

Nylons and Midriffs: What’s Happening in Women’s Wrestling (October 15, 2018)

Greetings and salutations good wrestling fans. I can't believe this will be the last post before Evolution. It is mind-boggling how fast this year is going, and how quickly this "monumental" pay-per-view is approaching. I'm not sure WWE knows this either...hm. Let's talk a bit about that, shall we? The Good Before I become too … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: What’s Happening in Women’s Wrestling (October 15, 2018)