Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Your Midweek Links: Wrestling Under Socialism

The midweek links mean it's OKADA TIME, BAYBAY
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
It's Wednesday, Wednesday, gotta get down on Wed... no? Of course, you get down on Friday. You read the best wrestling writing and otherwise on Wednesday. That's right, the links are hot off the presses this week, and you have an easy list in front of you of the best wrestling content of the past week, as well as a few other hot links to good, non-graps related stuff. And away you go!

I wrote about how Tyler Breeze and Fandango going full e-fed was a goddamn blessing and the best use of WWE's and professional wrestling's infinite canvas in general. [The Wrestling Blog]

Elliot caught everyone up on the happenings of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament and the epic Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada rematch. New Japan really is the best wrestling on the planet. [The Wrestling Blog]

Speaking of Okada, Ian Williams' Bruiseday column crowns the Rainmaker as the best wrestler on the planet. It's an in-depth comparison to classic Ric Flair. [VICE Sports]

Jetta Rae imagines a world where wrestling was a socialist enterprise. And you know what? It's a beautiful thing to behold. [Paste Magazine]

The most ridiculous wrestling promotion on planet Earth is Dramatic Dream Team. David Bixenspan covers it through the lens of its most recent stunt booking, an empty Tokyo Dome match featuring Minoru Suzuki. [Deadspin]

Do you want to know where Lucha Underground's present and future is headed? Check out this interview with Daniel Tibbets to find out. [ESPN]

Nick Piccone has a bold proposal. Maybe it's time for Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady to break up, how you doin'. [Medium]

Gail Kim sat down with former WWE Creative team member Kevin Eck and discussed her career and women's wrestling. [Press Box Online]

NON-WRESTLING #1: In light of certain Democrats and Democrat-leaning pundits making insane claims, I argue that it's time to blow up Mount Rushmore. [Medium]

NON-WRESTLING #2: Detroit or Pittsburgh? Which city has been a better hockey town since 1990? The answer may shock you (because it's not Philadelphia). [HOTSPROTSTAKES]

Also, if you're considering giving money to The Wrestling Blog, I advise otherwise as I do this out of love/as a hobby/not for my primary source of income. However, I will ask that you support some other great people who DO write/produce content to get by. This week's honor roll:

Trevor Strunk (No Cartridge/Video Drone)
Jetta Rae (Fry Havoc)