Sunday Link-Off: Mania

becky-lynch-wwe16-06Happy WrestleMania Sunday! I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m actually not particularly excited for this year’s show. It’s probably for the best that my crew and I couldn’t all get time off from work to go to this show (with the exception of missing NXT, Evolve and Monday’s Raw which would have been awesome to see live). The WWE’s done the best they could but there are some seriously barely tossed together matches on the show.

Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that you’re here for the links. In keeping with that WrestleMania theme, let’s kick off with Becky Lynch who is one-third of the Women’s Championship match tonight.

One reporter dove into the heart of Trump supporters during the New Hampshire Primary to try to understand how he’s garnered so much support. (New Republic)

You can’t rig a ballot box but one man has been paid to hack the campaigns in many Latin American countries. You almost wonder when digital data analysis in North American elections will give way to this. (Bloomberg)

I think we’ve gone over this before but the Ghomeshi trial was supposed to change things for sexual assault victims in Canada. That probably won’t happen. (MacLean’s)

We’ve hard reports from years about labour abuses in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Now, Amnesty International has formally stepped in to accuse them of it. (BBC News)

A study has found that 90% of large earthquakes in Western Canada have been caused by fracking. I’m not sure if this has even been reported in Canada. (teleSUR)

One of wrestling’s biggest up and coming stars isn’t in the WWE but is an ex-NFL player who was in Dallas as a star of Ring Of Honor. (Yahoo Sports)

As we come up to The Masters, people still wonder what’s gone wrong with Tiger Woods. (

Batman v. Superman set a record last weekend. It had the biggest opening weekend of any movie scored as rotten on Rotten Tomatoes. (MLive)

Nielsen might finally be figuring out that TV ratings are outdated given modern viewing habits. (Nielsen)

The highlight of WrestleMania weekend so far is Shinsuke Nakamura making his WWE debut at NXT TakeOver: Dallas in a five-star match against Sami Zayn. Here’s his entrance.


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