Monthly Archives: November 2021

Giant Baba, Vince McMahon, and Seiki Sakaguchi pose together for a photo

FROM THE VAULT: Baba and Vince Open the Forbidden Door

FROM THE VAULT: Baba and Vince Open the Forbidden Door (updated 11/19/21) VINCE MCMAHON. GIANT Baba. Together in the same ring. The 2,350 FANS in attendance at Korakuen Hall on January 28, 1990, were in for a big surprise. As recently as the early-1980s, McMahon’s WWF had enjoyed a solid relationship with All Japan’s biggest

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Putting Wrestling Comics In A Headlock

Putting Wrestling Comics In A Headlock—An Interview With Writer/Creator Michael Kingston LARGER-THAN-LIFE CHARACTERS? CHECK! A fantasy world where anything can happen? Check! Large men in spandex? Check and check! I could, of course, be talking about professional wrestling, but just as easily also be talking about certain genres of comic books. Quite frankly, these two

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What, Exactly, Is Brian Johnson Doing?

In the wake of last week’s news that Ring of Honor would be going on hiatus following the December 11 Final Battle PPV and releasing all contracted performers, an outpouring of love and support went out to those affected by the news. Many current ROH wrestlers took to social media to thank the promotion for giving them an opportunity, but to also discuss their future. Surely Brian Johnson, perhaps ROH’s most outspoken performer would have much to say about this, right?

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PWI EXCLUSIVE: Why Pat Monix Swerved Everyone

“I WILL NEVER RETIRE!” – After Shocking The Entire Chicago Indie Scene, Pat Monix Gives An Exclusive Interview To Pro Wrestling Illustrated About His Recent Faux-Curtain Call “CARD SUBJECT TO change.” It’s a common phrase in pro wrestling—one used to make fans aware, in advance, that matches advertised might not go on. While, in the

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