1. Pointless Theory: An Interpretation of Ryback's Squash Matches

    I’m not a fan of squash-oriented long-term booking, especially in gargantuan promotions such as the WWE. My guess is that WWE competitors are paid very generous quantities...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 2 years ago 3,514 reads 37 comments

  2. Name of Power & Other Tropes (or, Bizarro Archipielagos of Pro Wrestling)

    I’m a sucker for fiction, you know. Then again, I guess we all are and have been for thousands of years. Never mind. I’ ve been reading comic books lately...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 2 years ago 217 reads 3 comments

  3. Realism in Pro Wrestling: The Often-Forgotten Primal Fiction

    This is the fourth entry in a series titled “Realism in Pro Wrestling ,” in which this performing art is analyzed as a platform for storytelling, one that has to follow the same rules of congruency and consistency of any other narrative...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 2 years ago 377 reads 6 comments

  4. Realism in Pro Wrestling: What's in a Finisher?

    This is the third entry in a series titled “Realism in Pro Wrestling ,” in which this performing art is analyzed as a platform for storytelling, one that has to ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 2 years ago 151 reads 14 comments

  5. Realism in Pro Wrestling: A Change of Heart, or the Babyface-Heel Dilemma

    This is the second article of a series dubbed “Realism in Pro Wrestling ” in which the appropriate use of storytelling devices in professional wrestling will be put into consideration...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 2 years ago 352 reads 9 comments

  6. Realism in Pro Wrestling: The Art of Holding Grudges

    Suspension of disbelief is a fundamental element in any form of storytelling. Whether it is a childhood trip around Dublin a la Joyce or time-space continuum glitches like anything ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 2 years ago 515 reads 8 comments

  7. WWE Speculation: How About a Super-Heavyweight Division?

    Wrestling fans within the Web have been clamoring for the revival of WWE’s Cruiserweight division. There are several factors behind their wish: great talents are being underused, ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 2 years ago 854 reads 26 comments

  8. Cena Holds a Cookie: The Prophetical Nature of an Internet Image

    Every hundred years or so, an image like the one displayed in this article spawns out of nowhere (the net’s everywhere, yet being everywhere is probably an equivalent to being nowhere) and pushes a couple chuckles out of our postmodern systems...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about almost 3 years ago 604 reads 15 comments

  9. Will Carlos Cabrera and Hugo Savinovich Ever Be Inducted into WWE's HOF?

    Before addressing the question which hovers above, what follows should be asked: do you have the slightest fragment of decency and memory (because it’s all a matter of memory) to ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about almost 3 years ago 879 reads 24 comments

  10. Alberto Del Rio: Is Language a Barrier to His Success as a Character?

    WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio has been playing his character in WWE’s yard for almost a year now. In spite of the odd vignettes that presented a wealthy man who claimed to be ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about almost 3 years ago 822 reads 24 comments

  11. Date with Destiny: Will Alberto Del Rio Cash in His Briefcase in October?

    Alberto del Rio has rallied WWE, prophesying the inevitable residence of a World Title around his waist. Several enthusiastic fans have jumped on his wagon faithfully, yet the details ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about almost 3 years ago 1,595 reads 22 comments

  12. Bad to the Bone: Why Does WWE's Mature Audience Likes to Support Heels?

    Most wrestling promotions will push their audiences into admiring babyfaces and hating heels. WWE is no different, yet the majority of fans hold a healthy dose of both sides within their preferences...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 3 years ago 1,626 reads 37 comments

  13. WWE Hypothesis: Why the Tag Division Has Been Left for Dead?

    It’s no secret that WWE puts minimal to no effort when showcasing their tag team division. If you ask company officials, they might blame it on the fans’ lack of interest on ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 3 years ago 4,117 reads 65 comments

  14. Post-Post Wrestlemania Thoughts: Has MITB Crippled Wrestlemania's Undercard?

    Back in Wrestlemania 21, WWE introduced us to one of the best gimmick matches in the past decade: the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, in which several competitors would lacerate ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 3 years ago 1,084 reads 11 comments

  15. Übermensch: WWE's Most Powerful Problem

    Übermensch: Commonly understood as “Over-man” or “Super-man”; referent to a superior form of human species which transcends any common conception of the aforementioned...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 3 years ago 2,140 reads 92 comments

  16. CM Punk & Jeff Hardy: Made For Each Other

    In the wrestling business, every few years or so, memorable things take place. Rivalries are quite memorable (and damn enjoyable) when the performers involved seem to be crafted ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about almost 4 years ago 638 reads 22 comments

  17. Silly Bully Boys: What Shall Happen to Wrestling's Big Men?

    For the past 15 years or so, it seems high-flyers have become the hottest act in most (if not all) wrestling promotions, especially those based on American soil...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about almost 4 years ago 337 reads 10 comments

  18. Defining Wrestling Championships

    First of all, watch this, please; it will take no time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LlfOnTE1cI That’s right; you heard correctly….but I’ll talk about those lines later...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 4 years ago 325 reads 13 comments

  19. Am I Evil?: The Meanest Actions I've Witnessed in WWE

    Hi there my fellow fans. WWE is crowded with heels, who mostly act like jackasses to the crowd and other fellow wrestlers...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about 4 years ago 2,449 reads 23 comments

  20. Wrestling Fans Being Spoiled

    Wrestling has gone a long way since the early days, and such evolution has incorporated a variety of styles and outsider disciplines to the business, with some of them turning into "must have's" in any wrestling promotion or even individual wrestler...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 4 years ago 226 reads 22 comments

  21. John Cena Equals U.S.A.

    Its a very well known fact that John Cena is disliked by most of the older wrestling fans. Some attribute this to his excessive dominance which leads to predictive match outcomes ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 4 years ago 518 reads 8 comments

  22. Incredibly Strange Wrestling

    This is not actually an article, but I wanted to share it with the community. Maybe most of you have heard or seen something related to this promotion (ISW)...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 4 years ago 166 reads 0 comments

  23. Wrestlemania: Where Is The Youth?

    Wrestlemania represents so many things to so many people. The event is considered to be the pinnacle of wrestling performances, the most exciting night in all of the WWE calendar, 4+ hours of the most electrifying atmosphere in wrestling today...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 4 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  24. WWE: International Wrestling?

    WWE is a global product for sure; there's no point denying such trait. In spite of that, the big faces of the company are USA made...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 4 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  25. YOUR Favorite Wrestling Match

    This article can be considered a collective one if you people contribute with it. Simple. Just post a comment in which you name your favorite wrestling match of all time (I know most of you ...

    Kaizar Cantu Written by Kaizar Cantu about over 4 years ago 149 reads 17 comments