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A journalistic analysis of the intersection between pro wrestling and popular culture writ large, featuring timely commentary from renowned wrestling journalist (Rolling Stone, The Ringer, Bleacher Report, Vulture et al) and host Kenny Herzog and interviews with experts from inside and outside of the industry on all the ways that wrestling reflects the real world, and vice versa. Continue Reading >>
A journalistic analysis of the intersection between pro wrestling and popular culture writ large, featuring timely commentary from renowned wrestling journalist (Rolling Stone, The Ringer, Bleacher Report, Vulture et al) and host Kenny Herzog and interviews with experts from inside and outside of the industry on all the ways that wrestling reflects the real world, and vice versa. << Show Less
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