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The Tag Rope: Issue #5


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Hey all!


For those who may not have heard of us, my name is Ryan Carse and I'm the editor of The Tag Rope, a quarterly professional wrestling magazine based in the United Kingdom.
What started out originally as an assignment for university has now blossomed into a fully-fledged publication, available in both physical and digital formats across the world.
We believe in long-form, thought provoking articles, captivating photography and original artwork for the intelligent professional wrestling fan who demands more from the content that they consume. For the last year, we have tried to redefine what a professional wrestling magazine can be, and we’ll continue to do so moving forward.
So now it's come to this, Issue #5: The Mega-Zines Explode!
I'm very happy to share with you guys, the exclusive reveal of each and every article that you'll find inside Issue #5. I've searched across the Internet for the very best freelance writers to contribute pieces for this issue to ensure that The Tag Rope continues to cover a broad scope of subjects in the weird and wonderful world of professional wrestling. 
  • Enter The Temple: Inside Lucha Underground – our cover story takes an in-depth look at the warriors of Boyle Heights as The Tag Rope was invited to take a trip down to The Temple to find out all about professional wrestling's hottest new promotion, Lucha Underground. Featuring interviews with not just one, not even two, but five of Lucha Underground's most critical components, as we speak to Alberto El Patrón, Johnny Mundo, Matt Striker, Ivelisse and The Man They Call Cage.
  • Tales of Wrestlemania: Revisited – In a follow-up to one of the first articles we ever published in Issue #2, Mark Wilder takes us back to the Bay Area as he made the trip to this year's Wrestlemania. This article takes a look back at all of the weekend's festivities, as well as analysing the current state of the world of professional wrestling, from the grassroots all the way up to the big leagues.
  • Choose Death – Long-time contributor to The Tag Rope, Bill Thompson continues his series of looking back at Forgotten (Near) Classics, as he chronicles the fateful night in the world-famous ECW Arena when "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe took on the maniac known as Necro Butcher. It's been ten years since this historic clash on the independents, relive it all inside Issue #5.
  • Searching for NOAH's Saviour – With Suzuki-Gun infiltrating its roster since the beginning of 2015, Pro Wrestling NOAH has been down on its luck both in the figurative storyline sense, and in the literal business sense for the last few years. With that being said, first-time contributor Case Lowe takes a look at the candidates across the roster making their case to save Pro Wrestling NOAH. 
  • Fight Like A Girl – In a truly candid piece, Femmezuigiri founder A.V. Christensen opens up on her journey into the warts and all world of professional wrestling, and explains exactly why she's got that tattoo of "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
  • Wrestling On Fast Forward – In what is a kind rewind of how hardcore fans played the videotape and gave pause to professional wrestling, fellow Tag Rope debutant Charles Williams takes a look at the impact of technology on sports entertainment, from the humble video cassette all the way up to the modern day of immediate streaming wherever you want it, however you want it.
  • List This!: 10 Matches We Want to See in 2015 – Back once again, List This takes a look at the ten matches we want to see in remainder of 2015, including the opinions of all of you, the loyal readers. Spoiler alert: We can confirm that Brock Lesnar killing dudes does appear on this list.
  • The Ringside Perspective: Revolution Pro Wrestling Presents Summer Sizzler – Resident photographer for The Tag Rope, Oli Sandler takes us back to the recent sold-out show at York Hall presented by Revolution Pro Wrestling, featuring images from matches such as Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Roderick Strong, Matt Sydal vs. Will Ospreay, AJ Styles vs. Marty Scurll and many more!



Finally, we're happy to say that the first 50 pre-orders of the magazine will receive an exclusive Jushin Liger postcard print, designed by the immensely talented Rainmaker Inc. Get a hold of these quick because if previous experience is anything to go by, these will go fast!


So, if you would like to pick up a copy of Issue #5, please do just head here!


And if you'd like to order any of our magazines from the back catalogue, you can purchase physical copies here and if you're after something to read on your digital device, you can get digital copies here.


If you do have any questions, please do feel free to fire them here and I'll get back to you as best I can.


Cheers gents!

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