Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Your Midweek Links: Feel the GLOW

Read about Becky Lynch and more this week
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Today may not feel like a Wednesday. It may feel more like a Monday thanks to the holiday yesterday. But trust me, you're at the precipice of hump day, and that means the week is halfway over, and you have all kinds of great stuff to read, thanks to me, your curator of wrestling content. Check. It. Out.

From Monday, I watched and reviewed the first G1 USA special from New Japan Pro Wrestling. Spoiler alert, I thought it was rad. [The Wrestling Blog]

GLOW is all the rage on Netflix right now, and Rachel Syme says that it offers up not only action and drama but feminine empowerment. [New Republic]

Speaking of women's wrestling, Andrew Swift moves into the current day and the real thing, as he examines the least defined but perhaps most talented Horsewoman, Becky Lynch. [Cageside Seats]

The American Pacific Northwest has a new entrant into the national indie scene. Martin Douglas takes a look at Seattle's newest wrestling phenomenon, Defy. [Seattle Weekly]

In the decade since [REDACTED] committed double murder-suicide, has wrestling really changed for the better? Scarlett Harris investigates. [Paste Magazine]

Johnny Danger was a mainstay on the Georgia/Atlanta indie scene, and he had his final match recently. Alicia Stockton reminisces. [Wrestling As I See It]

Nearly 20 years have passed since Undertaker threw Mankind off the top of the cell, and Rovitz has some thoughts about it. [HOT SPROTS TAKES]

The Punjabi Prison match is back. Dan Scotti has ten other matches he'd like to see make a return as well. [Wrestling With Words]

NON-WRESTLING #1: Ten years ago, Food Network received a bonkers pilot for a cooking show that'd become Chopped. Teresa Finney has a retrospective on the entire series, with input from yours truly, among others. [Vice]

NON-WRESTLING #2: Too many college football teams have the same nicknames, so Action Cookbook has free ideas for some to fit into a newer, more exclusive identity. Preview, you're going to love Mississippi State's new nickname. [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

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)
Elle Collins (SyFy Wire)