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Who Really Loses When “Winner Takes All”?

I thought this year would be the year. The year when finally, I thought to myself, WWE would give us what we want. For the first time to my knowledge, we were going to have three women's matches on the WrestleMania card, and we were going to see women of color competing for or defending … Continue reading Who Really Loses When “Winner Takes All”?

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Nylons and Midriffs: The End of the Road (April 5, 2019)

We are just about out of gas on the road to WrestleMania, folks, and how did we do on mileage? Well....well...... We're rolling on two flats, friends. While things certainly looked promising after Elimination Chamber, proceedings have gotten more than messy since then. So much so that, although I intended to write a shiny new … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: The End of the Road (April 5, 2019)

The Emotionality Behind Ciampa/Gargano: Part 1 Pre-Tag Team Titles

One night while working on the Ciampa/Gargano slash project i.e. reading fanfic and luvin it), I realized how all these fanfics are not attempts to recode the Ciampa/Gargano (CG) NXT story (e.g. characters, plot points, facts) but to recode the emotions of the stories as those emotions play a role in how fans decode the stories. … Continue reading The Emotionality Behind Ciampa/Gargano: Part 1 Pre-Tag Team Titles

Nylons and Midriffs: Between a Chamber and a Hard Place (February 18, 2019)

The first stop on the Road to WrestleMania is behind us, and as expected, we're left with more questions than answers leading up to the show of shows. In this post, I will revisit how the women's division has developed thus far this year, as well as run down the hills and valleys of last … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: Between a Chamber and a Hard Place (February 18, 2019)

2019 Inaugural Election Results

February 18, 2019 For More Information, please contact: Jack Karlis, jackkarlis@gmail.com The Professional Wrestling Studies Association announces its inaugural Executive Committee and Editorial Board The Professional Wrestling Studies Association [PWSA] announces its inaugural Executive Committee, under the leadership of President CarrieLynn D. Reinhard.  The PWSA also announces its inaugural Editorial Board for its blog and … Continue reading 2019 Inaugural Election Results