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Anthony Ricciardi covers some of the events in the wrestling world for June 2024 that reminds you why it’s still an amazing time to be a wrestling fan When I wrote my first piece a few months ago talking about why I thought it was an amazing time to be a wrestling fan, my motivations were to try and combat the negativity of tribalism and to talk about my experiences at WrestleMania 40. Then last month so much happened in wrestling that further reminded me that this is truly special time to be a fan that I needed to write another piece recounting some…

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Anthony Ricciardi breaks down his thoughts on the rumors of Shane McMahon going to AEW, and how he thinks how it should be booked. “Never say Never” This phrase has been used so many times over the years in professional wrestling. Over the years we have seen so many things happen that no one could have ever predicted. We’ve seen people leave WWE on bad terms swearing never to return, but eventually come back. One of those people was CM Punk, but as shocking as it was, it probably wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t first return to the wrestling…

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“A heart on fire with excitement and passion has a huge magnetic power.” Rhonda Byrne Last month I wrote a piece about how this is an amazing time to be a wrestling fan, my thought was that I could talk about my experience being at mania and all the positive things going on in wrestling in April. I never set out to do a monthly piece to recapture all the things that happened that month, but after the May we just had, I had to talk about it. I have no idea if this will become a monthly thing, I’ll do…

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The Rock deserves respect from both WWE fans and stars for his WrestleMania 40 run, and in this article I will explain why. Here at Wrestling Republic we pride ourselves on not being a ‘dirt sheet’ and we refuse to cover spoiler related content. We believe it harms the fun of professional wrestling, as the element of surprise is one of wrestlings biggest strengths. However, over the past few weeks there has been dirt sheet report after dirt sheet report, claiming that some WWE stars are privately upset with The Rock taking credit for the massive success that was WrestleMania…

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey It has been a while since I have written anything of substance, and I have wanted to write about my experience being there at WrestleMania 40, but the more I thought about it, I realized what I was feeling was more than just Mania hype. Wrestling is giving me back a passion that I haven’t felt since I became a fan 26 years ago. Don’t get me wrong I have felt a passion for this business the whole time, otherwise I would have gotten off…

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With its recent introduction, Rossy Ogawa’s new promotion Marigold already promises to shake the joshi wrestling landscape from a product and business standpoint. Ever since the news of his release from Stardom broke up, many fans started to speculate about the possibilities of having Stardom founder and former Executive Producer Rossy Ogawa creating a brand-new promotion from scratch once again. And the speculations turned out to be true with the recent announcement of his latest project, a new joshi promotion named Dream Star Fighting Marigold. During the inaugural press conference, which also introduced us to the first main talents of…

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The WWE Draft has come and gone, however fans aren’t too happy about it. There have been lots of complaints online about the event, but I believe all of this criticism is slightly unfair and WWE actually put on two great shows. I’m always excited for the draft in WWE, some fans don’t like the brand split and with justified reasons. But me personally I love the rivalry going on between both General Managers in Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis, with both of them competing to sign newcomers to WWE and getting annoyed when somebody from the other brand shows…

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Women’s Wrestling has become a big topic in wrestling recently. With complaints from many of us here at Wrestling Republic (including me) that AEW and perhaps sometimes the main roster in WWE doesn’t give their women’s division enough TV Time or storylines, it’s clear there is a massive amount of support for women’s wrestling and the fans know how much they deserve better booking. During Wrestlemania weekend, I was watching NXT Stand and Deliver which was a great show and I recommend any wrestling fans watch it, as it’s a great time to be a fan of NXT. But as…

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This whole casual vs. hardcore wrestling fan cliche debate has gone too far. I have been placed in a difficult position here. On Friday, March, 15th I was wronged by one Ben Allison in a brutally edited Reel & TikTok. This egregious attack on my character in relation to what was said in context on Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast, has forced me to pen the following letter.  A Letter From The Desk of Clark Taylor, Many days have passed since I have penned an article, let alone a letter. I found this time appropriate because my opinions have been twisted,…

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In 2024, at the age of 46, it’s hard to believe that AJ’s current character is much better than years previous, but you’d be wrong. Instead, Styles is proving why he’s still got enough talent left to remain one of the top talents on SmackDown. While he has slowed down (understandably so after one of the greatest careers of all time), he’s not letting that get in the way of still providing us with entertaining moments upon his return. While from 2021–2023, AJ really wasn’t at his best (albeit still phenomenal), his current character feels like a breath of fresh…

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