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Samoa Joe lets out a war cry at Full Gear in Newark, NJ, November 2022

On Heels: Wardlow, Samoa Joe, GCW’s Kevin Gill

ON HEELS: Wardlow, Samoa Joe, GCW’s Kevin Gill TEXT BY POLLO DEL MAR THOUGH I’M MOST comfortable guiding my talents to victory from the safety of ringside, never take the fact that I don’t enter the ring as meaning I can’t! No, I am not discussing the countless uncalled-for instances where wrestlers have laid their

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Shingo Takagi

Shingo Takagi Returns At DRAGONGATE Fan Appreciation Night

DRAGONGATE Fan Appreciation Night (Shingo Takagi Returns!) PWI’s Ringside Report (12.06.22) TEXT & PHOTOS BY ISSA MARIE THE FIRST OF hopefully many DRAGONGATE Fan Appreciation Nights gave us a glimpse of what’s to come on the road to FinalGate2022, offered an impressive rookie debut, solidified the greatness of Masaaki Mochizuki, and gave us the return

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U-T shows off his tag team title belt

DRAGONGATE’s Braveheart: A Candid Conversation With U-T

DRAGONGATE’s Braveheart: A Candid Conversation With U-T Text & Photos by Issa Marie IN ALL ASPECTS of life, representation matters! Imagine being a nine-year-old child attending a pro wrestling event and seeing a wrestler who personifies who you are in size and stature—inspiring a small fan to become the athlete they believed they could never

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Jon Moxley makes his emotional return after taking away from AEW to fight his addiction.

Sobriety and Wrestling: A Place To Belong

Sobriety and Wrestling: A Place To Belong TEXT BY KRISTEN ASHLY SIX YEARS AGO, I decided to stop drinking and using drugs. I spent 15 years (half of my life) wasting any and all potential I had on numbing my emotions and stuffing my pain. Addiction stole everything from me: education, careers, family, friends, freedom,

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Hyper Misao alternate Women's 150 cover

ALTERNATE “WOMEN’S 150” COVER: Hyper Misao

ALTERNATE “WOMEN’S 150” COVER: Hyper Misao PRO WRESTLING ILLUSTRATED recently unveiled the cover of our January 2023 “Women’s 150” issue, which features the top three Stardom wrestlers on our annual list, with a video announcement hosted by our friends at Church of Joshi. In the past, we have created several alternate covers that we’ve released

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Yuki Ueno, bloody-faced

YUKI UENO’S FIGHTING SPIRIT: The DDT Universal Champion On Konosuke Takeshita, Cara Noir, And Upcoming Title Defenses

YUKI UENO’S FIGHTING SPIRIT: The DDT Universal Champion On Konosuke Takeshita, Cara Noir, And Upcoming Title Defenses Text & Photos by Issa Marie “ALL YOU HAVE to do is watch my matches to know exactly who I am.” So says two-time DDT Pro-Wrestling Universal champion, Yuki Ueno. The 37KAMIINA standout successfully defended his title against

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Pollo Del Mar & Thrillbilly Silas Mason pose

ON HEELS: Zicky Dice, Silas Mason, Dominik Mysterio

ON HEELS: Zicky Dice, Silas Mason, Dominik Mysterio TEXT BY POLLO DEL MAR SOMETIMES IT’S BEST to recognize you’re fighting a losing battle. Zicky Dice should have remembered this when our paths crossed recently in Connecticut. On Sept. 22, Best Trivia Ever collected a mixture of today’s brightest talent and legends like Scott Steiner and

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