How do you make championships matter in 2019?

Written by: Luke Waskowski In response to the introduction of the 24/7 Championship, WWE Hall of Famer and now AEW commentator Jim Ross said it best when he tweeted, “Titles have never meant less in pro wrestling at least in my career than they do now.” When a championship match takes place, there needs to be the excitement of it, the build and anticipation of … Continue reading How do you make championships matter in 2019?

Straight Edge Culture and The Future of Wrestling

by Evan Landon

 

When I first started watching professional wrestling around the age of 6 years-old, I had no idea about the backstage antics of wrestlers. For all intents and purposes, I assumed they were just amazing athletes (aside from Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan, who even then my parents told me they were suspected of taking anabolic steroids). Because of this, I was always a fan of the more athletic, technical, and acrobatic professional wrestlers, such as The Rockers, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and Bret “Hitman” Hart. I had no idea what drugs the wrestlers did, the alcohol they consumed, nor their intake of barbiturates, opiates, and anti-depressants they scarfed down by the handfuls. Needless to say, as I got older, it was much more apparent that a great deal of them did abuse these drugs.

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