WWE SummerSlam Eclipses WrestleMania as Company’s In-Ring Showcase

The mass marketing machine that is WWE has convinced us for years that WrestleMania is an annual showcase of everything that makes the sports-entertainment juggernaut special. It is grandeur and spectacle, glitz and glamour. What it is not is an annual showcase of the company’s best in-ring offerings. That title belongs to SummerSlam, an event introduced in 1988 that has routinely featured some of the … Continue reading WWE SummerSlam Eclipses WrestleMania as Company’s In-Ring Showcase

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AJ Styles’ First Title Win Provides Template for AEW’s Elevation of Hangman Adam Page

By Erik Beaston | On Twitter @ErikBeaston June 11, 2003 was the most significant night in the still-young history of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. On that night, AJ Styles captured his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Jeff Jarrett and Raven in a Three Way Dance and became the young face of the upstart promotion. Over the next 12 years, The Phenomenal One would develop … Continue reading AJ Styles’ First Title Win Provides Template for AEW’s Elevation of Hangman Adam Page