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Is The Term “Indie Wrestling” Misused?

Kazuchika Okada in AustraliaAlthough the term is readily used by many as really meaning “small time”, the actual word “independent” might not apply anymore to many companies that are labeled with the word “indie”.

We look at what the original indie scene was, how it’s changed over the last few decades, and whether or not the term is outdated as it relates to the changing international wrestling scene today.

The Battle of San Antonio: WWE vs. Ring of Honor

As the new age of interpromotional “battles” continue between WWE and any company Bullet Club works for, the next battlefield will apparently be in San Antonio, Texas.

Shawn Michaels as special guest referee at San Antonio NXT showRing of Honor has booked a show on November 17th in the city and WWE has also booked an NXT show almost literally down the street on the same night.

Cody, The Young Bucks, and Marty Scurll cut a promo on Ring of Honor television talking about WWE in a negative fashion and even invited the McMahons to come see the show. To counter this, NXT is having San Antonio’s favorite son and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as special guest referee for the main event between Drew McIntyre and former Bullet Club member Adam Cole for the NXT Championship.

Now, The Young Bucks have announced that Stephen Amell will be at the Ring of Honor show. Amell was a former guest celebrity who actually wrestled in a match against Cody when he was Goldust, teaming with another WWE defector Neville.

The war continues in San Antonio …

WWE Releases Summer Rae, Darren Young, and Emma

On Sunday, WWE announced that it was releasing a few performers from its active roster. Included were Summer Rae, Darren Young, and most surprisingly of all Emma.

While Summer Rae isn’t much of a surprise given how limited she was as an in-ring talent and how WWE hasn’t used her as a character in months, the other two are somewhat of a shock. Darren Young was supposed to be part of the company’s initiative to include more LGBT characters on their shows while Emma just recently worked a high profile series of matches against RAW’s newest female star Asuka.

An Alarmingly Accurate Observation About Pro Wrestling In 2017

While WhatCulture has gone through some changes in the last few months their website continues to put out some interesting information.

In this video I look at a recent article title 10 Things WWE Doesn’t Want You To Know About NJPW. #3 in particular was interesting since it’s the most accurate description of the ongoing debate between WWE fans and Pro Wrestling fans in the year 2017.

Article Link on WhatCulture.com: http://whatculture.com/wwe/10-things-wwe-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about-njpw

WWE TLC 2017 and Monday Night RAW Review

While WWE TLC 2017 was hindered in some ways by illness, it may have also helped greatly in providing one of the more unpredictable pay per views of the year.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman answer Jinder Mahal's challengeFollowing an epic evening of the Shield with Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman’s apparent face turn, and a long awaited encounter between AJ Styles and Finn Balor, Monday Night RAW was equally as chaotic.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman answered the challenge of Jinder Mahal, Shane McMahon lead a Smackdown invasion, Asuka debuted on both shows, and we had some questionable commentary (albeit funny) from Booker T.

WWE TLC 2017 Shakeup: Wyatt, Dallas & Reigns OUT, Styles & Angle IN

Due to a viral meningitis outbreak involving Bo Dallas, Bray Wyatt, and Roman Reigns, WWE has drastically changed plans for this Sunday’s TLC RAW exclusive pay per view on the WWE Network.

Instead, Kurt Angle makes his long awaited return to the ring in place of Reigns while the Bullet Club leader match that hardcore fans have been waiting for in WWE for over a year will now happen (with no build) between original leader Finn Balor (aka Prince Devitt) and the 2nd unofficial leader “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

We examine these changes, what it means for the card, and the good and bad of giving away two highly anticipated in-ring performances with no build whatsoever.

Bullet Club vs. WWE: Where Is It Going?

With the real life feud between WWE and The Bullet Club, fans today are getting the first taste of an actual interpromotional rivalry between companies in many years.

The question is, where is this all going? Will Bullet Club ultimately be hurt by the conflict? Is WWE creating bigger stars out of The Young Bucks, Cody, and Kenny Omega by their cease and desist orders and threats of law suits?

We examine the current feud and where it might possibly be going in the future.

Rumors About Neville Leaving WWE

The internet has been buzzing about the rumors of Neville walking out of Monday Night RAW and possibly asking for his release from the company.

We look at not only that rumor but the response to websites and youtube channels reporting the rumor, in particular from a very outraged Don Tony.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 Review

Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens compete in a brutal and risky Hell in a Cell match, Shinsuke Nakamura attempts once again to win the WWE World Championship from Jinder Mahal, the Usos and the New Day continues their feud, and much more.

WWE’s Smackdown exclusive pay per view Hell in a Cell was a mixed bag of some really good stuff and some really bad stuff. We review the show, the fallout, give commentary, and much more.

The Young Bucks Being Sued by WWE for RAW Invasion?

The Bullet Club held an “invasion” of WWE Monday Night RAW this past week, much in the style of WWE/F’s own invasion of Monday Nitro back in 1998.

However, Vince McMahon and the higher ups may not have been so pleased with the stunt as it appears they have sent a cease and desist letter to The Young Bucks over the “suck it” gesture, the “too sweet” hang gesture, and various other issues that may see Nick and Matt sued for $150,000.