Rotten Rewatch #4

Welcome back to another Rotten Rewatch. I can’t imagine someone reading this that doesn’t know, but just in case I wanted to point out that” Firstly, We’ve announced Violent People Radio, a forthcoming podcast featuring the four original minds behind Violent People. Secondly, I’ve launched a solo podcast called Violent Volumes. The response has way […]

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Rotten Rewatch #3

This week’s event is a much larger jump in the IWA Mid South timeline. We’re going four months and fourteen events from Happy Helladays, but at least we’re skipping to an important show. IWA Mid South is crowning their first heavyweight champion. What’s the best way to decide a champion? A good ole fashioned tournament.  […]

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Rotten Rewatch #2

The response to the inaugural Rotten Rewatch has been overwhelmingly positive! Well actually, I’m lying. I’m writing this before the first edition has even gone live on Violent People. Here’s hoping people liked it, though I’d settle for people reading it! We’re fast forwarding two months and three shows forward in the IWA Mid South […]

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Rotten Rewatch #1

In 2001, my wrestling fandom transitioned from a casual interest to a passionate obsession. It’s where I went from “I like wrestling,” to “I should watch all the wrestling ever.” It’s when I became an indie wrestling fan. Ring of Honor was starting, ECWA was hot, CZW was terrifying and awesome to me. In the […]

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Akebono: Yokozuna Forever

Back in January I wrote a tribute to Ice Train when he passed away. Since Violent People has launched I’ve written an obituary. I’ve written about the death of my mother and I’ve written about the plight of Appalachia. Basically what I’m saying is I swear I’m a fun time and don’t want to pigeonhole […]

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272 Words

On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln needed only 272 words. 204 of those words were short one syllable words. The Gettysburg Address is inarguably one of the most famous and enduring speeches of all time. It stands as a testament of not only the power of the American spirit, but the power of brevity and […]

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Sting and Wrestling with Loss

When Violent People was first conceived as an idea. I immediately dove into brainstorming topics to write about. Some materialized into published pieces, ‘C & D Counties’ and ‘Hackenschmidt in Australia.’ Some remain works in progress, despite assurances to Sam I’m almost finished, like ‘Zandig vs Lobo.’ Yet among these topics, one loomed large. I […]

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Hackenschmidt in Australia

February 24, 2024, the Elimination Chamber takes place in Perth, Australia. It marks a significant moment in the history of wrestling in Australia. Though this is far from the first time a “World Champion” has wrestled in the Antipodes. Let’s go back over a century: President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “If I weren’t President, I’d […]

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