Star Wars Takes Its First Steps Into a Larger World With Andor.

The five-year-old me who saw A New Hope for the first time would find Andor an incredibly boring show. The 40-year-old me who saw Andor for the first time is thoroughly impressed with the latest Disney + offering from a galaxy far, far away.

Andor is set five years before the events of Rogue One and welcomes back the film’s creative architect, Tony Gilroy, who masterfully has the Empire loom over everything despite being completely absent from the first three episodes.

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NXT Worlds Collide Results – 9/4/22

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Five title matches, with three of them being unification matches, bridge the international gap between NXT 2.0 and the remnants of NXT UK. As NXT Europe is scheduled to launch next year, which version of the WWE developmental system reigned supreme?

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Thoughts on ROH Death Before Dishonor

Lowell, MA, added another historical event to its pro wrestling resume with the first full-on presentation of Tony Khan’s Ring of Honor with Death Before Dishonor. Many wondered what match would close out the show.

Would it be the World Championship or the Tag Team Championship?

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AEW Dynamite and Rampage coming on NJPW’s Streamer

The AEW faithful in Japan received some great news this morning as New Japan Pro Wrestling’s streaming service New Japan World announced that AEW television shows, Dynamite and Rampage, are coming soon to the streaming service. Also, a Japanese live version of the shows are in the works, all at no additional cost.

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WaleMania VI w/Spotify hits Dallas on 3/31

One of the most idiosyncratic emcees in the game Wale is taking his annual pro-wrestling-themed music extravaganza to The Lone Star State. On Thursday, March 31st, 2022, WaleMania will host The Ringer’s The Masked Man Show Live Podcast along with a plethora of AEW and Impact stars at House of Blues in Dallas, TX.

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Updated WrestleMania 38 Card

AJ Styles vs. Edge is the latest match added to WrestleMania 38 on April 2 and April 3 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Edge blindsided Styles with a kick below the belt at the end of Monday Night Raw and gave him two conchairtos. Six matches are official, with several more rumored.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home (Spoiler Review)

It’s been almost 72 hours since I left the theater, and I can’t stop thinking about Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film is a wonderful cinematic experience that rivals Avengers: End Game. It’s an emotionally crafted love letter to the titular character that is chockfull of hilarity and insight about the consequence of choice and the power of responsibility. 

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The Return of Luke Skywalker Made Me Weep

I’m late to the party on this one.

The season 2 finale of The Mandalorian titled “The Rescue” culminated with the ultimate surprise. Luke Skywalker made his triumphant return to answer the call put out into the universe by Grogu (Baby Yoda). 

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Looking Back at ‘Avengers: Endgame’ One Year Later

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I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these crazy times. With so much evil in the world right now, I wanted to do a quick write up about something fun. Then, I remembered that today is the one year anniversary of Avengers: Endgame. Continue reading “Looking Back at ‘Avengers: Endgame’ One Year Later”

NWA Means What Now?

The following is a personal story from my childhood that is wrestling related in the most unusual way imaginable. In hindsight, if you look at it from the perspective of a black nine-year-old who grew up in an all-white neighborhood, it’s quite funny.

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