Wrestling, comics collide

Life is good for Mike Kingston these days. The lifelong comic nut and professional wrestling fanatic has found a way to blend his two passions with his love for writing, and he’s found a formula for success so far. Kingston is less than $2,000 from once again raising the funds to produce the latest in his series of Headlocked comics, a  coming-of-age story chronicling a college theatre major’s quest to become a professional wrestler. Kingston’s Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/180977151/headlocked-the-last-territory-vol-2) sits…

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The wonderful world of wrestling tights

I thought I’d pontificate on wrestling tights … and no, it’s not a sexual thing!  Initially I was going to write about the corporatization of society and how so many of us have become consuming idiots, but I have my priorities. Where do I begin? First, I must differentiate tights from full costumes, makeup, accoutrements and robes.  I’m talking trunks, various body suits (also known as long tights), baggy shorts and baggy pants.  I don’t claim to be an…

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SPENCER SPENNY RICE’S CHINLOCK DEBUT: Why I love professional wrestling

When I was a little kid my cousin Jonathan used to take me to see professional wresting at Maple Leaf Gardens and Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. At the time I was young enough to believe that everything was completely real. Certain wrestlers scared the living shit out of me. Two of them, The Sheik (Ed Farhat, not the Iron Sheik) and Abdullah the Butcher, were madmen foreigners that invented what is now known as hardcore or extreme wrestling. Their matches…

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