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Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm (AEW Full Gear) Match Review

After a relatively encouraging few months for the AEW women’s division, Full Gear represented a potential turning point. Improvements had been gradual and frankly, long overdue but with three promoted matches on the PPV card, there was an opportunity to make a major statement. In that sense, the AEW Women’s World Title tilt felt pivotal, …

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Jack Perry vs. Luchasaurus (AEW Full Gear) Match Review

Concluding a story that originally had a very different conclusion in mind, Jack Perry and Luchasaurus didn’t enter Full Gear with a great deal of excitement or momentum. In hindsight, that was probably unfair, especially considering their impressive effort on Dynamite but within a loaded line-up, this Steel Cage match almost went under the radar. …

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Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dax Harwood (AEW Rampage) Match Review

While hardly mirror images of one another, Claudio Castagnoli and Dax Harwood are very much cut from the same cloth. The pair of tag team specialists represent a resurgent genre of the modern wrestling landscape, blending traditional fundamentals with today’s innovation and zeal. ‘Throwback’ feels like a lazy term at the best of times but …

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FTR vs. The Briscoes (Death Before Dishonor) Match Review

Sometimes, the wrestling world’s stars align, allowing for the perfect matchup in the right place at the right time. In fact, that happened in April, as FTR and The Briscoes produced an instant classic at ROH Supercard of Honor. Now almost four months later, things were slightly different. This time, these two teams weren’t armed …

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KENTA vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (G1 Climax 2022) Match Review

One of the standout matchups of this G1’s opening weekend, KENTA and Zack Sabre Jr. very much delivered. Armed with a personal backstory and memorable encounters in previous years of this very tournament, this pairing certainly felt like a safe bet. However, KENTA was only weeks removed from his return to action, appearing in just …

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The Blackpool Combat Club vs. Jericho Appreciation Society (Blood & Guts) Match Review

The sequel to an instant classic in Double or Nothing’s Anarchy in the Arena, Wednesday’s Blood & Guts match always had a tough act to follow. However, I think the general response, both live and in nerdy bubbles such as this one, suggests that all involved can be pretty pleased with their night’s work. Blood …

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