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Ronda Rousey’s Complicated Entry Into The WWE

Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler now

Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler now

Rowdy Ronda Rousey has become a professional wrestler and joined the WWE.

This has lightning shocked wrestling fans with very similarly complicated feelings to the ones mixed martial arts fans felt when Rousey was on top of that sport.

Sarah unpacked these complicated feelings in a column for Vice Sports.

To read it go here.

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Serious Analysis Of The People’s Elbow And Other Wrestling Moves

The Rock starts the people's elbow

The Rock starts the people’s elbow

The People’s Elbow, the signature finishing move performed by occasional grappler/full-time movie star The Rock, is one of the most electrifying moves in all of pro wrestling.

But why is it so effective?

Sarah tried to apply a certain amount of science to this and other pro wrestling finishers in a piece for Fightland.

To read the story click here.

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Shayna Baszler Is A Pro Wrestling Champ Now

Shayna Baszler

Shayna Baszler

Shayna Baszler is best known as one of women’s martial arts’ first gen fighters, but she’s now embarking on another sort of fighting career — pro wrestling.

Baszler recently earned a championship title in the squared circle.

Sarah wrote about this for Fightland.

To read the story click here.

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4 Great AWA Wrestling Theme Songs

A scene from The Freebirds'

A scene from The Freebirds’ “Badstreet USA” video

When Danko Jones and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham recently got together to discuss pro wrestling for an episode of Exclaim TV’s Chatroom the pair completely no-sold a question I sent in asking what their favourite AWA wrestler themes were. So I answered my own question… myself.

Here they are:

Sgt. Slaughter & Camouflage “The Cobra Clutch”

The Sarge was always particularly pathetic at copying Hulk Hogan’s ideas, so when the Hulkster used his (legit) music background to make an album Slaughter did, too. This is not good, but it is kinda amusing.

The Midnight Rockers using Judas Priest’s “Living After Midnight”

I totally hated those cocky dandies Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. At least they introduced me to Judas Priest, though.

The Road Warriors using Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

“Iron Man” is a pretty awesome song when you hear it for the first time as an 11-year-old. And it’s even more awesome when it’s used to soundtrack two giant crazypeople doing previously unimaginably crazy things in the wrestling ring.

The Freebirds’ “Badstreet USA”

It’s only now as an adult I realize how great The Fabulous Freebirds were at playing the heel. The layers of dumb in this video are magic.

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10 Pro Wrestlers Who Look Like Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham

Damain Abraham from Fucked Up

Damain Abraham from Fucked Up

Damian Abraham from adventurous hardcore band Fucked Up really like pro wrestling.

He also really looks like a pro wrestler.

So much so, in fact, that I was able to make a list of 10 pro wrestlers who look like Damian for AUX TV.

To read the article, go here.

 

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