Inside Issue 16

A look inside the 16th issue of our professional wrestling magazine – Calling Spots.

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As voted by hundreds of our readers, Paul Cooper’s signature cover art for issue 16 features three staples of the British wrestling scene – Kris Travis, Tommy End and Noam Dar.

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“The Art of Professional Wrestling Commentary”. Long standing Calling Spots contributor Richard Hattersley sat down with some of the most renowned commentators from the world of pro wrestling to find out what it takes to add the lyrics to the sport we all love. As well as world-class writings, for three years Calling Spots has prided itself on featuring the most beautiful wrestling artwork you will find anywhere. Back for his second issue, to accompany Richard’s piece, Erle Tompkins depicts some of the most influential wrestling commentators from every generation in this stunning piece of artwork.

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Along side artwork, we take design and beautiful photography very, very seriously at Calling Spots HQ. If we are going to be inviting the most talented athletes in the world to our studio then we need a magician behind the camera too. This is why the multi-award-winning James Musselwhite is such an important part of our magazine. In issue 16 James continues his much-acclaimed ‘Portrait of a Wrestler’ series of candid, sit-down interviews and photo shoots, this time with the East-End Butcher, Sha Samuels. The UK scene is an absolute hotbed currently, with our wrestlers getting to travel the world and garnering much attention for their work. Sha is one of the nastiest men inside the ring on our shores. We’re lucky that James got out of there with his teeth intact. You’d be a mug to miss this one.

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The Summer of ’96. Did you know that only two measly weeks separated Steve Austin’s infamous “3:16” speech at King of the Ring and Hulk Hogan being revealed as the “third man” of the nWo? Stewart Brookes of the New Generation Project Podcast takes an analytical look back in time to the most game-changing summer in the history of professional wrestling.

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Kefin Mahon of the Attitude Era Podcast joins us for his recurring spot, this time to muse over the ‘Perils of Improvement’ – an honest look back at various wrestlers who, at one time or another, were a bit rubbish but then went out of their way to do something about it and, most importantly, how the fan reacted to that.

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This and much more, including a VERY controversial article by Jo Graham and a celebration of the British wrestling scene, looking at why the 2015 product should never be compared to the World of Sport days.

 

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