Author: Danraj Gangaram

Photo Credit- WWE In an age where wrestling heels are sometimes cheered more than the babyfaces themselves, portrayed as more in depth characters than the babyfaces themselves, and are seen as a more suitable face for the company than the babyfaces themselves, Liv Morgan is a shining beacon of hope for organic babyface runs. Never since the hair tying and wacky waving inflatable tube man impersonating days of Bayley’s NXT run has such an outright joyous character been beloved by the fans. How did a wrestler seemingly so destined for the lower mid card manage to work her way to…

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Photo Credit- WWE I went through WWE’s 2016 PPV schedule and jotted down all of the main stories, feuds, matches, etc. that stood out to me personally. The list I compiled was phenomenal to say the least. AJ Styles WWE DebutThe Shield Triple ThreatCruiserweight Classic Tournament Shinsuke Nakamura WWE DebutPrime of The Miz’s A-Lister GimmickThe Miz vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro @ Extreme RulesPrime New Day RunAJ Styles vs Cena FeudAll 3 Shield Members WWE Champion in One NightDean Ambrose WWE Championship RunSheamus and Cesaro Best of 7 SeriesBrock Lesnar busted open Randy Orton @ SummerslamWrestleMania 32 Women…

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Photo Credit- WWE Using the success of NXT as evidence, many wrestling fans have envisioned the future of WWE as a positive one spearheaded by the cerebral assassin Triple H. His black and gold brigade has set the standard for wrestling companies across the globe as its ability to combine the modern style of wrestling with WWE’s pompous presentation has resulted in a near perfect product. Despite this however, if Vince McMahon was to resign as chairman of the company and completely cut ties with WWE right now, the truth is Triple H would not save WWE from many of…

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Photo Credit- WWE Alexa Bliss being revealed as Sister Abigail was the black cherry on top of the poisonous cake that was Bray Wyatt’s new funhouse universe. It added necessary context to the universe in light of the previous promos delivered by Bray Wyatt. Alexa Bliss also complemented the chaotic atmosphere surrounding the Fiend similar to the dynamic of Joker and Harley Quinn. The disastrous duo ran wild across WWE’s cinematic universe as Firefly Funhouse segments created eerie backdrops for grand pay-per-view payoffs. All of this fanfare came to a halt at WrestleMania 37, where a distraction from Alexa Bliss…

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Photo Credit- WWE Recently, Roman Reigns was questioned in an interview about the next generation of superstars and if there is anyone that he could pass the torch onto. Reigns bluntly responded: “Ain’t nobody…John [Cena] needed someone to come in so he could move on and try new things. I will eventually need that, but there is nobody at this point.” While this answer is most likely coming from the mouth of the tribal chief rather than Joe Anoa’i, there is a scary level of truth behind it. Roman Reigns has thoroughly demolished every top singles star on the SmackDown…

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AEW

Photo Credit- AEW Wrestling is most effective and memorable when elements of real life blur the lines of reality and fiction. Stories such as the love triangle of Matt Hardy, Edge, and Lita in 2005 and the Summer of Punk in 2011 benefited greatly from the audience’s knowledge of behind the scenes tension. Such an effect is doubled down upon when the real life issue being broadcasted is one that the viewers can relate to or see within their own society. Kofimania was a storyline that highlighted systemic racism during a time period where the Black Lives Matter movement was…

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Photo Credit- WWE Throughout his 27 years and counting within the professional wrestling industry, the face paint wearing, risk taking, arts and crafts makin’, hospital bill raisin’, Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy has constantly entertained fans as one of the greatest high flyers of all time. His death defying stunts screamed “Obsolete!” so loud in the face of the Grim Reaper that young WWE fans, myself included, ignored the “I’ve had surgery five times in my left knee” warning in favor of perfecting the Bedhead Swanton Bomb. Despite having such a rooted connection with the fans, Jeff Hardy has only just…

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Photo Credit- WWE The Fiend is the grunge film lovechild of all the traumatic horrors that Bray Wyatt endured throughout his 11 year tenure in WWE. Whether it was the subtle soundbites of the Fiend’s theme being a drowning spiral of Bray Wyatt’s former melody or the statement portrait of a new lamp being made out of the face of Bray Wyatt, this new character acted as a complete nosedive into a fictional wonderland. It utilized the ability for wrestling fans to simultaneously combine a suspension of disbelief and a smart knowledge of backstage politics in order to present a…

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