Before Shoot Interviews: Sam DeCero (part 1)

Sam DeCero

Sam DeCero is the founder and promoter of Windy City Wrestling, a Chicago-based wresting promotion. His office, where this 1991 interview took place, was decorated with posters from his wrestling tours of Japan, publicity stills of wrestlers who work for him, and a large television. A wrestling ring was right outside the office, where trainees … Read more Before Shoot Interviews: Sam DeCero (part 1)

Call for MPCA/ACA 2020 Wrestling Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS Wrestling Studies Area Co-Chairs CarrieLynn D. Reinhard ( and Christopher J. Olson ( Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota Westin Minneapolis Minnesota is famous for its impact on professional wrestling. Minnesota has produced many classic superstars like … Read more Call for MPCA/ACA 2020 Wrestling Studies

SummerSlam Part One: Preparations

This SummerSlam article got away from me. It’s about eight times longer than I intended, so I’m releasing it in two parts. Part One is about my pre-SummerSlam preparations, including my reengagement with WWE after many years away. Part Two has my actual SummerSlam review, including my grades for each match, which, when tallied, will … Read more SummerSlam Part One: Preparations