Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Your Midweek Links: Dangerous Selfies and Uncle Paul on the Gas?

Was he on the gas? Well, his nutritionist said yes and then said no...
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The week is halfway over. Huzzah! However, the long, slow crawl to Friday afternoon can seem oppressive, even as you're halfway to the promised land. Fear not, intrepid readers! I have links for you to peruse, that is to say you can read them. READ THEM. READ THEM NOW. READ THEM ALWAYS.

Men can leave WWE and thrive, but what about women? I argue that the indies and other places need to do a lot of work to create a framework for women to have a career outside of WWE. [The Wrestling Blog]

Willow debuted for TWB with this piece about how WWE's storytelling after Hell in a Cell didn't match the visual cues from the show, and that's a huge problem. [The Wrestling Blog]

Ian Williams takes an in-depth look at the Jimmy Jacobs firing, how he was at the center of the greatest post-Monday Night Wars angle, and how he represents a real threat to WWE. [Waypoint on VICE]

Sam DiMascio takes a look at all the things that have been good in wrestling in 2017. [Spandex Are Still Cool]

David Bixenspan examines Triple H's former nutritionist making claims about him taking steroids and then denying them shortly thereafter. [Deadspin]

Joe Burgett thinks that the Bray Wyatt/Sister Abigail angle is a miss and thinks of ways that it could be improved. [FanSided WWE]

Kevin Pang sat down with Ring of Honor's Joe Koff and talked about all kinds of things in advance of Global Wars. [The AV Club]

The last time Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn teamed together, they were Kevin Steen and El Generico in Ring of Honor. JJ McGee takes a look at the final months of that relationship. [The Spectacle of Excess]

NON-WRESTLING #1: The troll football "analysts" have moved on from air yards to turnover worthy plays in critiquing Carson Wentz, and I am having none of it. [Medium]

NON-WRESTLING #2: David Roth saw a chart showing Trump voters showing disapproval of the NFL as the President bashed the league and how it's another example of the him shaping a conversation nationally. [Deadspin]