Author: Ignacio Pinalez

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Credit Photos: WWE On August 30, 1994, the wrestling world and its fans would change forever. Owner and founder of ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) then known as Eastern Championship Wrestling, Tod Gordon, along with head booker, Paul Heyman, would orchestrate the most controversial act of defiance in history. ECW at the time was associated with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), a promotion that had dwindled in relevancy since Ted Turner had purchased the Jim Crocket Promotions and eventually separated from the NWA and created World Championship Wrestling (WCW) into his own brand.  Gordon and Heyman felt at the time, that…

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Photo Credit:WWE, NWA/WCW On a mainstream platform, long gone are the days where fans have a consistent emotional connection with wrestling. Why? Because REAL WRESTLING fans can’t find anything to take seriously. Real fans sit down and watch wrestling; they don’t scroll their Instagram watching highlights of “sports entertainment” comedy sketches, terrible C movie like “cinematic” wrestling matches and acrobatic antics portrayed by no selling, talentless, high spot hungry marks. In today’s edition of “The Shoot!” I’m covering how bad writing/booking, social media, and high spot wrestling has ruined realism in wrestling. Thinking back into my early days as a…

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Photo Credit: AEW Hello Everyone! Welcome to “The Shoot”. My name is Ignacio Pinalez III, and this is my first article with Wrestling Republic. I want to emphasize that the opinions expressed in this article and every article I will write are not necessarily the ideals and beliefs of everyone at Wrestling Republic; they are mine and mine alone. With that being said, I pull no punches, tell it straight, and give what I believe what the wrestling product today is being presented as and what it should be. So, without further ado, Today I’m talking about how Chris Jericho…

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