Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event

Title: Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Curtis Granderson’s involvement in Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary event, his wrestling fandom, and Impact’s growth under new ownership.
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Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

Title: Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever
Date: June 11, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Kenny Omega finally winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at NJPW Dominion, the end of a two-year title reign for Kazuchika Okada, and the best wrestling match I’ve ever seen.
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Get Ready for Another All-Time Classic from Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada

Title: Get Ready for Another All-Time Classic from Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada
Date: June 7, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about NJPW Dominion, an incredible years-long feud between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, and a fourth installment that could threaten “best of all time” status.
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Podcast Appearance: Rey-Rey Is Fundamental

Title: Podcast Appearance: Rey-Rey Is Fundamental #81: Sharpshooter (ft. Blake Murphy)
Date: April 24, 2018
Original Source: Rey-Rey Is Fundamental
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Rey-Rey’s excellent podcast, discussing the Raptors, basketball in Canada, WWE, and more.
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Podcast Appearance: Top Marks

Title: Podcast Appearance: Top Marks
Date: April 5, 2018
Original Source: Top Marks
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Top Marks, helping preview Wrestlemania weekend.
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Jericho-Omega Deliver on the Hype at a Near Flawless Wrestle Kingdom 12

Title: Jericho-Omega Deliver on the Hype at a Near Flawless Wrestle Kingdom 12
Date: January 4, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I reviewed New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 event, perhaps the company’s most important event to date.
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Kenny Omega Is Trying to Make Pro Wrestling Bigger and Better Than Ever

Title: Kenny Omega Is Trying to Make Pro Wrestling Bigger and Better Than Ever
Date: December 29, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about New Japan star Kenny Omega, his dream match with Chris Jericho, and how he’s trying to put the company’s global expansion on his back.
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Chris Jericho Will Never Stop Reinventing Himself

Title: Chris Jericho Will Never Stop Reinventing Himself
Date: December 13, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about how Chris Jericho has consistently been able to evolve, making him one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.
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Podcast Appearance: TJR Wrestling

Title: Podcast Appearance: TJR Wrestling
Date: September 28, 2016
Original Source: TJR Wrestling
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent TJR Wrestling podcast, discussing WWE Clash of Champions, Monday Night Raw, The Gift of Jericho, and a bit of NBA.
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WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT CLASSIC, WWE IS GETTING OUTSIDE ITS COMFORT ZONE

Title: WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT CLASSIC, WWE IS GETTING OUTSIDE ITS COMFORT ZONE
Date: July 13, 2016
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I previewed WWE’s latest new undertaking: The Cruiserweight Classic, a 32-man tournament with a feel and presentation style mostly foreign to WWE that wrestling fans should be excited about.
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