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Aubrey Sitterson
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comics writer, raconteur, pro wrestling aesthete, evening wolf
comics writer, raconteur, pro wrestling aesthete, evening wolf

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I love using STRAIGHT SHOOT to explore and learn about other wrestling promotions. This week I was joined by Dustin Spencer to chitchat all about CWF Mid-Atlantic. It's a very unique, fascinating promotion, one that owes a lot to classic pre-WCW JCP stuff, which makes sense considering the fact that they're running in North Carolina. Best of all? Their weekly show is available for free on YouTube – it's a brisk watch and totally worth your time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceP9qH8MACg

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This week's STRAIGHT SHOOT was all about EVOLVE! Kate Foray joined me to discuss new champion Zack Sabre, Jr, why people hate Timothy Thatcher, how good it is to see the company get behind Keith Lee, big boys, EVOLVE's exclusion of women and MORE. Watch it now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMJFeDHokEA

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I had a blast on STRAIGHT SHOOT this week, doing what this show does better than anyone else: Talking about the One True Sport of professional wrestling. This week, Dominic Griffin joined me to discuss how best to get into NJPW, the promotion's recent New Beginning shows and even a special segment at the end of the episode going in-depth about how John Wick 2 makes brilliant use of wrestling-style storytelling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWUkNR6Pv6E

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STRAIGHT SHOOT will no longer be covering WWE. This week's episode – one that I'm exceptionally proud of – goes in depth as to how and why I came to this difficult decision. I talk about all of the angles with a guy who I respect immensely, and if you know indie wrestling at all, you probably do too: PWG's Excalibur.

I really hope you'll watch or listen to the episode, as we do a really good job talking about why I'm stopping and arguments against it, but the upshot is this: WWE is run by a family that not only supported Trump, but that bought a position in his corrupt administration. And furthermore, now the unqualified monster they put into office is setting about trying to establish an authoritarian regime and attempting to enact bigoted, illegal, unconstitutional, unAmerican policies. I can't support that. I can't be complicit in that. And putting it out of my mind while I do what amounts to a 90 minute advertisement for WWE just makes me feel gross.

I've always said that STRAIGHT SHOOT is The World's Smartest Rasslin Talk Show and I think that it's time I started acting like it. You can't be a smart wrestling fan, you can't be a smart person, and be OK with what's going on right now and the role that the McMahons have played in it. Resist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JXqV7kX6-Y

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Wrestler & cartoonist Andy Belanger joined me on STRAIGHT SHOOT this week to talk about training to wrestle, developing his character, ring gear, what comics can learn from wrestling, what wrestling can learn from comics, the wrestling Hero's Journey and MORE. Watch it! Learn something, why donchya?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LcwaTjkGe4

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Immediately after the Royal Rumble, I went live on STRAIGHT SHOOT with Robert Karpeles, the dude behind the HILARIOUS @WWECreative_ish Twitter account. We talked about Randy Orton winning, WWE's strategy surrounding Roman Reigns, Tye Dillinger's prospects, how WWE is treating the Women's Division, our favorite matches from TakeOver and MORE. Watch it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xabW8_6Q0gw

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I was really excited for a chance to talk to Bull James this week on STRAIGHT SHOOT. I've been a fan of that guy's from the moment I saw him stomp to the ring on NXT, so it was amazing to get his take on NXT, transitioning back to the indies, doing things the "old school" way and more. It's another must-watch episode of The World's Smartest Rasslin Talk Show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuDHw63H_NI

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This week, fan-favorite guest Kate Foray returned to answer STRAIGHT SHOOT supporter questions, talk about the state of the Women's Division, WWE using Lawler's heart attack in storylines, our different takes on Sami Zayn and MORE! Watch it! Or listen to it via the podcast version!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpzpQutwQ0M

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With All Ego Ethan Page coming on, you KNEW this week's STRAIGHT SHOOT was going to be a good one. Not only did we cover Raw & SmackDown, but we talked about how wrestlers brand themselves, camels in Mexico, our shared love of The Ryback and much, much more! Watch it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp_AluWvIoY
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