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Going Over

A short story about professional wrestling and what comes after

“Gentleman” Craig Thornton vs Tommy Buckley (image courtesy RedKid)

The roar of the crowd always got Tommy Buckley’s blood pumping, but he’d never before heard a crowd quite like this. This was Wrestlepalooza, baby, an event he’d dreamed of being involved in all his life, and not only was he involved, he was in the effing main event! He was competing for the National Wrestling Federation’s top prize, the…




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Joe DeRouen

Joe DeRouen

Joe is a freelance writer and novelist.

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