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The Wrestler, August, 1982


A few weeks ago a friend of mine gave me a stack of 30 year old wrestling mags.  As I was thumbing through them deciding which I wanted to keep and which I wanted to share, I found this article.  It’s a pretty amazing piece of comedy and wrestling history.  





WWE Elimination Chamber Gifs and Pics

Hello Tumblr,

I still don’t know what a Tumblr is. I think it’s a Dr Who fan site? Or something. Or something called Buffy?? Not sure. 

Anyway, here are some gifs and pics of Elimination Chamber. I enjoyed it. It was good. Wrestling.

It is all behind this cut thing so I won’t crash your computer by accident. You’re welcome, nerds.

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I had way too much fun as Ric Flair for Halloween.

Is it even possible to have too much fun as Ric Flair? I mean, maybe if you’re Ric Flair and don’t pay your bills.


Sorry I’ve been awful about updating my Tumblr (how do you even pronounce that? Tum blor? Tum blir? Why no e? Was taken? I don’t get it, internet).

I did check into my Tumblr and the people I follow are all rad and it was fun reading what they had to talk about. A lot of this Dr Who stuff, and something about cos playing or something. I’m not sure. Seems fun.

Anyway, I thought I’d talk about the WWE for a quick second before updating my gifs.

I love wrestling. I really do. The WWE has not been my favorite thing about wrestling for a long time, but that’s okay. The WWE is in a weird place right now: it is featuring people I legitimately love, but they aren’t using them half as well as I would like. Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, Antonio Cesaro, Heath Slater, THE RYBACK, Sheamus, and lots of others are just great. I know I’ve said this before, but I don’t think there’s ever been a time the WWE has had such a great collection of wrestlers. There are tons of guys I want to see in the ring, and who have a lot of personality and charisma. 

Despite all that, I’m just not super excited by what’s going on. There’s always the shadow of Triple H, and CM Punk has just become insufferable. I swear, I’ve never seen someone talk about how they don’t care what people think about him with such concern for how people will respond. It’s pretty awful, and the guy just isn’t as good in the ring as he and others think.

But, it’s all good. I watch for the moments that are great, basically anything involving the guys I listed above, and constantly hope Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose will debut and just form a super stable with THE RYBACK and Cesaro.

Anyway, here are some gifs from the last few months. Sorry for the delay.

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King of Trios Gifs - Night 3

Sorry for the delay. Short story: I loved King of Trios this year. It was amazing.

I wrote about it some on my blog. Spoiler Alert: Night 3 is the best wrestling event I have ever seen live or taped.

And now, gifs and pics!

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King of Trios Gifs - Night 2

Sorry for the delay. Short story: I loved King of Trios this year. It was amazing.

I wrote about it some on my blog.

And now, gifs and pics!

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King of Trios Gifs - Night 1

Sorry for the delay. Short story: I loved King of Trios this year. It was amazing.

I wrote about it some on my blog.

And now, gifs and pics!

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WWE Raw July 30 Gifs

Well, Raw happened.

It’s actually making me unsure about how I feel.

Good: WWE Raw is now the Daniel Bryan show. 

Bad: Recaps to recaps in my recaps. Of things I hated when they happened live. Yes, I’m talking about Triple H.

Good: I guess Punk is coming back around? Maybe?

Bad: Punk is telling us he’s doing a heel turn so it’s feel shallow and toothless so far. I hope it gets better.

Good: Hey, two matches I actually wanted to watch!

Bad: Everyone only talks about how The Rock isn’t there. Where is The Rock? What’s he cookin’?

But, yeah, 3 hours.

Here you guys go!

Be sure to look out for Brandon Stroud’s list of his favorite gifs for July on With Leather soon. It should be a real good read! And check out his Best and Worst of Raw column, it makes the WWE 10 times more watchable.

WWE Raw Episode 1000 Gifs

I like wrestling. I don’t like shows about wrestling that don’t have wrestling. 

I get it, wrestling fans are nostalgic by definition. This usually results in awful things, such as people wrestling well past they should, but it is what it is.

I guess I don’t have a ton of nostalgia. Most of the guys I liked as a kid I now realize were pretty bad, but I’m thankful they were there because they were meant for a child to appreciate. 

I also very firmly believe that the WWE has the best collection of wrestlers I actually want to see in the ring now. Seriously: Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Tyson Kidd, Hunico, Rey Mysterio, and lots of other guys are just the best. They’re all great wrestlers who can put on great matches and there is no other period where the WWE had a roster as awesome in the ring as they do now.

What do they do with that roster? Nothing. It’s kind of sad.

Well, anyway, here are my gifs.


WWE Raw July 16 Gifs and Screen Caps

Crap, sorry guys! I forgot to upload these to Tumblr (WTF is a Tumblr and why am I almost 30 years old and have one?)

So, here you go. Pretty good, Raw, too!