Tag Archives: CM Punk

The End of the World (Or Maybe Just a Fun Pay-Per-View)

The 2012 Royal Rumble pay-per-view includes just four announced matches, but the show nonetheless looks like the most interesting edition within memory.  The WWE has done a great job of enhancing each match with intrigue that goes beyond the basic … Continue reading

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This Strange, Twitterfied World

The profound changes to our culture wrought by the rise of the Internet as a whole are obvious to all.  But I’m fascinated by one very surprising and strange way in which Twitter specifically altered the manner in which we … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Nerds

What set Money in the Bank apart from the standard professional wrestling events of the past few years wasn’t the hot crowd in Chicago, or the slick production values, or even the great in-ring work.  Every WWE pay-per-view features at … Continue reading

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The Artisan

It’s all too easy to dismiss professional wrestling as a mongrel form of entertainment that achieves neither the excitement of legitimate competition nor the imagination of true performance art. Yet, I’ve always thought those who try to pigeonhole the endeavor … Continue reading

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