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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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PWI December 2021 Alt Cover - Lulu Pencil

ALTERNATE “500” COVER: Lulu Pencil

ALTERNATE PWI “500” COVER: Lulu Pencil While our December 2021 PWI “500” issue is already printed, we were recently given an interesting suggestion by indie powerhouse Parrow: Parrow suggested that the 500th best wrestler in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s celebrated annual ranking be given their very own cover variant. And, honestly? This sounded like a terrific

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CM Punk, Starrcast 2019

“Punk Appears Or We Riot” (Metaphorically)

“Punk Appears Or We Riot” (Metaphorically) LOOK … CLICKBAIT HEADLINES aside, I’m not suggesting that fans will actually riot at a wrestling show in the year 2021. But the hype surrounding this Friday’s edition of Rampage—the follow-up to last week’s celebrated series premiere—has officially reached a boil. And, much as I don’t expect actual, physical

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