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Now before I get any hate for this, I asked that you hear me out. It is undeniable that Matt Cardona has had the best 2-year run of any of the wrestlers that were released by WWE in 2020. From a guy that was constantly called Mid-Cardona and many wrestlers, fans and WWE corporate writing him off as someone that could never amount to anything above the mid-card, he has been showing the world he is more than their vision of him. I wrote an article a few months ago, that Cardona’s WWE release was probably the best thing that could…

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In the history of professional wrestling there have been a lot of talents that have come and gone, some became legends and others completely forgotten about but Monty Brown is a talent that fans that remember his short run in the business as what could have been or the one that got away. It is often said that to truly succeed in the wrestling business you need IT factor, as it is not something that could be taught or learned, you either have it or you don’t, and Monty Brown definitely had it. The IT factor for those that don’t…

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Professional wrestling has had its share of characters over the years especially those of a dark nature, connect with the fanbases and one of the best that has emerged in the past 10-years is Pentagon Jr. In Mexico, the Lucha mask is sacred and taken very seriously by the luchadores that wear them. Tradition is that you never remove your mask unless you lose it as part of a stipulation in a match. Not knowing what the performer looks like without the mask adds a level of mystique and intrigue to the character. Honestly, not much is known about the…

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The world today seems so divided in all aspects of tribalism of this us vs them culture, which has really created a toxic society. From me professional wrestling was an escape from everyday problems and stress, where for a few hours I can be entertained. However, as I wrote about months ago, the negativity and this toxic culture really needs to stop. Wrestling seems to be divided into three main different groups of fans (I’m sure there are other groups that prefer a different brand than the big two as well, but I want to focus on these three): 1) AEW…

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How could a tour that featured the two biggest wrestling stars of the 80s facing each other in the main event fail? Well in this article I will discuss their history with each other, what led to the tour and give my opinions on why this failed. It is the tour that everyone involved wants you to forget that it ever happened. Much like Hogan’s match with Paul Wight in Memphis in 2007, it is a story in the chapter of Hogan’s career that exposed his drawing power was not what it used to be. Between the two of them, Flair…

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Almost a week ago, I posted an article about Scott Hall’s legacy in this business, it was one of the hardest pieces I ever had to write, but one of my favorites once it was done. This article was written and posted while Scott Hall was on life support and would pass away a few hours later. That night’s Raw featured the standard opening of in tribute that WWE typically does when a legend passes away, but in addition all through the night the wrestlers of today that were fans of Scott Hall growing up and were inspired by him paid…

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Welcome to Paper Talk with Zachary Linse, where we round up all of the smaller & interesting news stories from around the globe: GCW Star AJ Gray announced earlier that Ashante Adonis, Briana Brandy & AJ Francis of the group HitMakerz, FKA HitRow, will be at the For the Culture block of the Collective Weekend. NJPW has announced SW3RVE vs Blake Christian, Mascara Dorada vs TJP, Ren Narita vs Jay Lethal & a Jay White open challenge for Strong Style Evolved in March. Popular Wrestling Personality Simon Miller of WhatCulture will be making his US Wrestling Debut against Sam Beale…

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Biff Busick, FKA Oney Lorcan, has been confirmed for a number of big shows WrestleMania Weekend in Dallas. At WrestleConc he will take on Minoru Suzuki. Biff has been confirmed for GCW Bloodsport & The Greatest Clusterfuck as well. The NWA went live on Youtube earlier today to reveal the bracket for the 2022 Crockett Cup. This lineup goes as follows: 1. NWA World Tag Team Champions La Rebelion vs. 16. Play-in (Winner of four-way match on night one)  8. The End (Parrow and Odinson) vs. 9. Hawx Aerie (Luke & PJ Hawx)5. Strictly Business (Chris Adonis & Thom Latimer)…

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Welcome to Paper Talk with Zachary Linse, where we round up all of the smaller & interesting news stories from around the globe: Josh Alexander, who was recently granted his release from IMPACT Wrestling, announced on Twitter that his work visa has expired and he cannot work in America, therefore he will miss Terminus & AML Wrestling later this month. FITE made the announcement earlier today that they will continue their new relationship with Lucha Libre AAA & Rey de Reyes will air live on the site. This is second AAA Pay-Per-View for the network. Republic of Lucha is making…

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This is an article I never thought I would be writing in all honesty because I never thought he had this type of run in him, but I’m so happy to have been wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I always liked Zack Ryder/Matt Cardona, but if you would have asked me years ago could I see him having anywhere close to the run he is having now, I would have said no way. The one thing I always liked and respected about Matt Cardona is his passion for wrestling and his hustle by trying to get himself over even when…

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