Initially, I began this prose under the title “The Pyrite Ratio” to express the increasing corporatization of big tech across social media platforms and other forms of entertainment. However, the subsequent coverage and creation of extensions that allow internet users to view the dislike count of videos on YouTube simultaneously dissuaded me from covering the […]Read more "Corporate Kombat"
Steve Borden, known better by his ring name Sting, likely wishes he could still brag about being the most high-profile wrestler who never wrestled for WWE. After getting his start in the wrestling business in ’85 in the outlaw promotion All-California Championship Wrestling, Sting quickly progressed through the National Wrestling Alliance territories, Continental Wrestling Association, […]Read more "Nullifying the Icon"
The Streak was 21 consecutive victories by The Undertaker at WrestleMania, WWE’s annual premier event. Debuting with a win against Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka at WrestleMania VII, his final victory came against CM Punk at WrestleMania 29 before it was broken the following year by Brock Lesnar. Despite Vince McMahon’s proclamation1 that he thought it was […]Read more "The Streak Ended Too Soon"
WrestleMania X8 was well-received upon its original air date on March 17th, 2002, and continues to be looked on fondly in fan retrospectives. However, despite generally being regarded as a good WrestleMania, it usually falls short of fans’ hypothetical top1 ten2 rankings3. Sometimes it’s even denigrated as a “one-match show,” which, aside from being untrue, […]Read more "Icon vs. Icon Was the Right Call"
Growing up in the late ’90s meant wrestling was everywhere. Then WWF’s Monday Night Raw and WCW’s Monday Nitro competed head-to-head every week for five-and-a-half years, with both shows drawing massive ratings. ECW was the leading figure of the smaller independent promotions and a legitimate alternative to the WWF and WCW. However, the red hot […]Read more "The Waning Popularity of Professional Wrestling"
When’s the last time you read Game Informer? Have you gone onto IGN lately to read current reviews or follow the current gaming news? If you actually have done one of those things recently, I have to wonder why. I’m not a big proponent of social media, but why not just go on Twitter and […]Read more "Video Game Journalism Does Not Matter"