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Like a House Afire (ep. 29): Is wrestling becoming 'cool'?

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Welcome to another episode of Like a House Afire, a weekly-ish video-cast that runs down some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

A bit of a ramble (what You Tube trick would I most like to learn? what's the one thing I'd change about Roman Reigns?) mostly gets to the point of does include me wondering if all the mainstream coverage and spectacular review of WrestleMania 31 aren't leading us to pro wrestling's peak, late 90's levels of popularity. Probably not, but I do eventually make a point or two about a bunch of factors that are contributing to growing acceptance of rassling as more fans find ways to engage with the form.

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

Cagesider Lanny AD has decided Wrestling is Cool for him

Dwayne & Ronda are kind of a big deal, and probably not done in WWE

Jon Stewart loves talking WWE & Seth Rollins

USA Network like WWE's ratings, thinks the company can change its image for younger fans and advertisers

Media watchers are interested in ESPN's WWE coverage

Hope you enjoy the show, and please hit us up in the comments with your thoughts, feedback, questions or suggestions.

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