Colette Arrand

is creating essays about the great sport of professional wrestling.

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About Colette Arrand

Hey there! I'm Colette Arrand, the weekend columnist/occasional AEW recapper for Fanfyte, the wrestling section of Fanbyte. I'm also a poet, essayist, critic, and editor with three chapbooks, several zines, a couple of podcasts, and too many blogs and newsletters in my past to list out.

This page is a supplement to my work at Fanbyte, and a place where I can gather my thoughts about wrestling beyond whatever I'm covering from week to week. I'll be posting notes from my recaps, when I'm assigned them, weekly capsule reviews of what I'm watching from week to week, and longer reviews of individual matches.

The perspective I bring to wrestling is a unique blend of lifelong fandom, experience behind the curtain of a nationally regarded promotion, and an analytical approach that's one part critical image theory and one part narrative theory. I think that wrestling is art. More than that, I think that it's an art form capable of as much emotional expression as poetry, film, painting, and whatever else they're calling art these days. I want my coverage to explore that, not just by recapping what's happening from show to show, but by taking deep dives into wrestling's long past. Here's some examples of what I'm about:


With your support, I can contribute more to the conversations we have about wrestling, which would be fun for all of us. At least that's what I hope!
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