Author: Olivia Spavale

Started writing for Wrestling Republic in November of 2021.

AEW

CM Punk has never shied away from expressing his opinions and political views. Recently, it was leaked that the United States Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade –the 1973 case that gave women a constitutional right to abortion. This decision has been extremely divisive in America for obvious reasons. In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, CM Punk wore a shirt with the message “Abortion Rights Are Human Rights!” in support of women’s rights to abortion while he was on commentary last night on AEW Dynamite. Known and vocal conservative republican and former WWE wrestler, Jaxson…

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Recently in an interview on Under The Ring, Thunder Rosa talked about how her never-ending feud with Britt Baker has evolved.  Rosa said, “Every match that we had, it escalated to the next level. At first we had our match that was a regular match at Beach Break. Then, we had the tag matches and the blow off [Lights Outs]. The rivalry that we had, it’s real. Now that I took the title from her, it’s not something that is going to end. It’s like The Rock and Stone Cold (Steve Austin), something similar, or Trish (Stratus) and Lita. Something…

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WWE

In an interview with  Josh Martinez of Z100 on his Superstar Crossover podcast, McIntyre discusses, WWEBacklash, Clash At The Castle, WWE’S return to the UK, and who he thinks would be the best manager for him.  He stated, “If you say ‘anybody,’ right away, Bobby Heenan is someone who comes to mind, But at the same time, you know, I’ve been around Paul Heyman when he’s been managing some of my opponents like a Brock Lesnar and a Roman Reigns, and I saw what he’s been able to do for them. He is someone that has advised me throughout the…

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Since the announcement of the Forbidden Door, fans have been putting together many dream matches between AEW and NJPW talent. Some talent, such as Swerve Strickland, have been putting together dream matches of their own. Recently, Swerve Strickland tweeted: https://twitter.com/swerveconfident/status/1520434838410391552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1520434838410391552%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fightful.com%2Fwrestling%2Fswerve-strickland-will-ospreay-best-wrestler-world-easily  Speaking with Josh Nason of the Wrestling Observer, Strickland expanded on his tweet:  “I’ve been wrestling Will Ospreay since 2014. I wrestled him when he was a 19-year-old kid. He tells the story often, he never did a Spanish fly until he met me. I did a Spanish fly in our four-way match in 2014 in the UK. Now he…

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WWE

Recently on The Dropkick Podcast, WWE veteran, TJ Wilson (fka Tyson Kidd), talked about his retirement, working with Sasha Banks, and NXT 2.0, Triple H’s retirement and more.  During the interview he said, “Yeah. There’s a lot of things I do miss about it. But, I got hurt at 34 right before I turned 35. Even then, I knew at some point this stage is going to come to an end. When I got hurt, I was forced to retire. The choice was taken out of my hands. I think with the way I’m wired, I think I’m a little…

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Tomorrow night, New Japan Pro Wrestling will be airing their first ever Windy City Riot pay-per-view live from Chicago.  The card features 9 matches packed with incredibly talented superstars from NJPW, AEW, IMPACT wrestling and other independent promotions and has been updated after the addition of a six-mag tag team match featuring AEW’s The Factory. The newly crowned ROH Pure Champion, Wheeler Yuta has been added to the card, teaming with Rocky Romero to represent CHAOS to face members of LA Dojo. The card also features – for the first time ever– Jon Moxley vs. Will Ospreay as the night’s…

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Matt Cardona proposed another million-dollar dream match. Cardona has recently begged wrestling promoters to stop booking him in championship matches; he now holds seven different championship titles. On twitter he said: “Dear wrestling promoters, Please stop booking against your champions. My suitcase is too heavy and is ripping. Love, Matt Cardona” Now, to lighten his luggage load and gain internet clout, Cardona is giving billionaire Elon Musk an open challenge to his Internet Championship. He tweeted, “If @elonmusk buys @Twitter, I’ll give him a shot at my Internet Championship”  https://twitter.com/TheMattCardona/status/1514657295245979654?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1514657295245979654%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fightful.com%2Fwrestling%2Fmatt-cardona-offers-elon-musk-internet-championship-match-if-he-buys-twitter This comes after Elon Musk made a tweet yesterday morning…

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WWE

Speaking with Renee Paquette on The Sessions Podcast, fka Kaitlyn, Celeste Bonin, told her story of leaving WWE, discovering herself, and her struggles with body dysmorphia.  “My time in WWE, it would be easy to say it fucked me up and I thought that for a long time and that’s why I didn’t do anything in wrestling for a really long time, until the [2018 Mae Young Classic]. That was such a big deal to me because I literally didn’t know how to process it. Any time that I’d do an appearance or a signing or something or talk about…

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Juice Robinson, former IWGP US Heavyweight Champion and former IMPACT World Tag Team Champion, said he will no longer wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling. In an interview on Wrestling Observer Live, he stated, “I don’t have plans to travel back over [to Japan]. I am at the end of my contract. I did an extra three month extension and that ends April 30th so that will be that. I will not be wrestling under the New Japan banner any longer.” It has been reported that his original contract expired on January 31st; he then signed an extension for 3…

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WWE

Although Paul Heyman is definitely Hall of Fame material, he recently told 101 WRIF that he has no desire to be inducted at the moment. He also recalls his time working with and how much respect he has for Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker. Heyman stated, “First of all, Stone Cold Steve Austin was managed by me in WCW before he came to WWE “In between WCW and WWE, Steve Austin stopped off in ECW, which I owned at the time. So I’ve known Steve Austin for over 30 years and I’m very proud of him and I…

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