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The Salt Mine: It’s Not A Story

So, if you’re any part of wrestling communities online, it was pretty hard to avoid something this weekend, and that was the discussion surrounding leaked photographs and videos of Paige. To give you warning, this will discuss who else is apparently part of these images, so it would be best to avoid reading if you don’t want to know and haven’t already found out thanks to the wonders of the internet and their inability to keep quiet about things.

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The Salt Mine: Being Considered Gay Isn’t Bad (and nor is fanfiction)

I see a lot of people talk about how ‘the tumblr fangirls’ are all bad, and ruining wrestling for the rest of us. I meet a lot of female fans who tell me that they’ve written or read fic, but would die of embarrassment if the male fans they go to shows with, or the wrestlers they know, knew about it. I traded fic like we were trading state secrets with a woman recently, who said she’d never hear the end of it from her show-buddies if they knew. I hear a lot about how sending wrestlers your artwork of them is fine, but sending them your fic is gross and vile – and I’m not talking about pornographic epics, here, I’m talking about friendships or character fics. And it sort of pisses me off.

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Women’s Wrestling: It’s Not About Your Dick

A few days ago, a story surfaced on what I will charitably call “news sites”, with the emphasis heavy on the quotation marks, that Dana Brooke, part of the Raw women’s division was causing some tension backstage. This, they said, was due to a new beau in creative, who was the reason behind her “huge push” lately, and that she was sleeping her way “to the top”. Again, note the quotation marks. What’s wrong with that, you might ask? Surely these sites have a right to talk about news, and backstage rumours are always flying about this or that, why would you have a problem about these ones?

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The Salt Mine: What An Inspiration

Ohhhh dear, this is not going to be a very popular post, I feel. So, at SummerSlam, Finn Balor became the first WWE Universal Champion. We later learned that, during the course of that match with Seth Rollins, Finn dislocated his right  shoulder taking a turnbuckle powerbomb, and popped it back into place. Unfortunately, in an MRI, it was revealed that he had a torn labrum. At time of writing, he has just undergone surgery on the shoulder, and we hope that he’ll have a full recovery, and that his time off is as easy for him as it can be.

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The Salt Mine: A Scream Of Rage About The Women

I’m going to publicly shame all the men I’ve spoken to recently who didn’t want the women to be split when the brands came apart: Dan, who I work with at the gym; Jordan, who writes for us here, and generally has a better track record than this with feminism; Sean, who’s married to Jess who writes for us here; the boys at WhatCulture. There’s a word for all of you, and it starts with a C and isn’t allowed in polite company. 

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The Salt Mine: WhatCulture’s Brick Lobster

If you’ve been paying any attention to wrestling news at all in the last month, you’ll know that Roman Reigns has been suspended.  Yes, not the good guy, not the bad guy, but the suspended guy.  Hilarious. Can’t you hear me laughing?  If you’ve been paying any attention to wrestling culture in the last decade, you’ll know that oh boy do the fan boys just LOVE Brock Lesnar.