Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Your Midweek Links: Grumpy Wrestlers and Linear Champs

The current reigning WWE Linear Champion... HOW?
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It's hump day, so here are some links to get you through the rest of the week:

Wrestling Links:

- The Wrestling Podcast, Final Episode: Sawyer Paul [Hit the Road Wild, Jack]

- The Mandible Claw Podcast, Episode 17: Gorillas and The Miz [The Mandible Claw]

- Why do we watch pro wrestling? [Explorations in Pro Wrestling]

- Who is the reigning linear Champion in WWE history? [Voices of Wrestling]

- Wrasslin' Story Time: Why wrestlers are grumpy (part 1) [SB Nation]

- A very scientific ranking of all 29 WrestleMania main events [With Leather]

- The Best and Worst of RAW: Conditioner on Our Bodies [With Leather]

- There is no No. 2 promotion [Kick-Out!! Wrestling]

- The hijacking of the theater of the absurd [The Rec Room]

- The Art of Gimmickry: The Underdog [Old School Jabronis]

- The Heart Is RAW: The lost memories found watching the WWE Network [International Object]

- Seven Things: Obscure matches to watch on WWE Network [Wrestling on Earth]

- Welcome to the WWE Network [Grantland]

- Conan O'Brien reviews WWE 2K14 [Gamma Squad]

- The Best and Worst of WWE NXT [With Leather]

- The Joy of Indie Wrestling: We are family? [Voices of Wrestling]

Non-Wrestling Links:

- We might be on the verge of wiping out HIV [Gamma Squad]

- Why won't Lake Ontario freeze over? [The Vane]

- Ten possible ways to tweak the extra point [Sports Pickle]

- How 12 Years a Slave became a punny racist trope [Jezebel]

- 25 examples of everyday rape culture [Everyday Feminism]

- Another model comes forward with horrible accusations towards Terry Richardson [Jezebel]

- White Panties: Why does R. Kelly keep getting away with it? [Flavorwire]

- Pounds of Flesh: On being fat in public [Groupthink]

- How to be a better racist [Jezebel]

- Conference tournaments punish the regular season Champions [Busting Brackets]

- Adam Lanza's father speaks: "You can't get any more evil." [Gawker]

- The United Steaks of America [Slate]

- Why gluten-free foods aren't necessarily healthier [io9]