Rassslin Review 6-22-17: Daniel Bryan to NJPW, Mauro Ranallo to NXT, Cody
In this edition of Rassslin Review, we discuss WWE stars like The Big Show and Daniel Bryan speaking "out of turn" about the company.
Match Recommendations: Los Ingobernables vs. Taguchi Japan
Kizuna Road 2017 kicks off with an excellent six man tag team match between NEVER Open Six Man Tag Champions Los Ingobernables (BUSHI, SANADA, and EVIL) vs. Taguchi Japan (Taguchi, Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA) in an entertaining and fast paced encounter.
Match Recommendations: Kassius Ohno vs. Aleister Black
Kassius Ohno and Aleister Black have one of the best matches on NXT in a while. Check it out on Hulu.
NJPW G1 Climax 27 Announcement
We look at the tournament, explain it for new fans, and give some insight into what we may expect this summer from New Japan Pro Wrestling's second biggest event of the year.
The Rise, Fall, and Evolution of the Four Horsewomen
Since their days in NXT, the group known as the Four Horsewomen: Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Bayley, truly did start a revolution of women's wrestling in the WWE.
WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Review
This is our review of the highs and lows of a decent event from World Wrestling Entertainment. Some controversy, two solid matches, and the establishment of legit heels in high positions highlighted this card.
WWE Ratings Hit Historic Lows And Why It Doesn’t Matter
It's not secret that WWE's television ratings aren't anywhere near what they were in the Attitude Era or any other time before. So, why does Vince McMahon think they don't matter as much anymore?
NJPW Dominion 2017 Review and Analysis
We look at the show in a whole, the outstanding main event, the subtext to it all, and where we're going in the future with NJPW.
Russo vs. Cornette: The Good and Bad Of Their Flame War
This week, Cornette responded once again by saying he'd meet Russo somewhere for a fight. Russo responded with sarcasm and suggested Cornette's real issue is McMahon and Dixie Carter choosing him to book their shows over Cornette.
Okada vs. Omega 2: The Most Important Match of 2017?
We take a moment to look back at the stories rivalry between the two from Omega's rise to power in Bullet Club, Okada's defenses over the last year, and what both men mean to the future of New Japan Pro Wrestling.
10 Ways I’d Improve WWE: A Round Robin King of the Ring
The first video in this new series "10 Ways I'd Improve WWE" looks at some ideas and fantasy booking concepts that I personally would think would make WWE more interesting.
WWE Extreme Rules 2017 Live Experience And Review
This is my review of the June WWE RAW pay per view event "Extreme Rules" from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
Best of the Super Jrs / NJPW Dominion Preview
This next week is a pretty big one for New Japan Pro Wrestling as the finals of the Best of the Super Jrs tournament takes place between A-Block winner Will Ospreay and B-Block winner KUSHIDA.
WWE RAW 5/29/17: The Graves, The Angles, and the Bayley Burials
This is our review, reaction, and commentary on pro wrestling's flag ship show, WWE RAW from 5/29/17.
Rassslin Review: Chris Jericho Universal Champion, NJPW Best of the Super Jrs
Also, we talk about the recent attendance figures for NXT TakeOver Chicago and WWE Backlash, the slight rise in indie wrestling interests and other pro wrestling companies, and much more.
Conversation Between Matt Hardy and IMPACT Wrestling President Leaked
This story continues to evolve but it may all be pointless as some reports indicate WWE is not interested in the "Broken" Hardy gimmicks at all.
Tyler Bate vs Pete Dunne from NXT TakeOver Chicago REACTION
Featuring a variety of hard hits, amazing dives, and the fastest airplane spin in history, this was clearly the best match of the weekend in WWE.
The Good and the Bad of Jinder Mahal as WWE Champion
Here are my thoughts on the crowning of the former jobber just a month ago who is now THE man on Smackdown. What does this mean for Randy Orton, SDLive, and pro wrestling in the WWE?
Will Ospreay vs. Ricochet Best of the Super Jrs 2017 REACTION
Some fans dismissed it, others loved it. How would they (or did they) change this version of their storied rivalry? Is pro wrestling an artform?
Thoughts on the Randy Orton #Dive Flame War
We look at what Orton said, does it have any validity, should he be the one saying it, and how fans have responded across the pro wrestling/sports entertainment community.
Adam Cole to NXT, Marty Scurll to Bullet Club, and fake NJPW Fans
This past weekend's ROH War of the Worlds show featured many exciting matches but the biggest news is the ousting of Adam Cole from Bullet Club in favor of its newest member, Marty Scurll.
Rassslin Review 5-12-17: WWE Writers Confused / NJPW U.S. Title
This week's Rassslin Review takes a look at the brand new IWGP United States Championship that New Japan Pro Wrestling will hold a tournament for during their U.S. tour this summer as well as WWE Writers having a tough time dealing with Braun Strowman's injury.
Kenny Omega on Seth Rollins and Hulk Hogan Rumors
While Kenny was forthcoming with his views on Rollins' new finisher, he was cryptic about the rumors about Hogan joining the Bullet Club.
Charlotte Flair Leaked Nudes Hit The Internet
Charlotte is not the only victim as former WWE star Victoria has had a private video leaked and rumors are current WWE star Emma might be the next target.
NJPW Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kenny Omega REACTION
From Wrestling Dontaku on May 3, 2017, two of New Japan Pro Wrestling's best went head-to-head in what was likely a #1 Contenders Match. Chaos' Tomohiro Ishii went up against the Bullet Club's Kenny Omega in one of the most spectacular matches of 2017.
Rassslin Review: Westernizing New Japan, X-Pac Missing, Corgan
Rassslin Review continues with this week's look at pro wrestling news.
NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Preview
For the IWC (International Wrestling Community) this is a pretty good slate of solid in ring wrestling.
Vince McMahon Not A Fan Of Mauro Ranallo
With the Mauro Ranallo controversy pretty much settled, more news has come out about his standing with the company.
NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Matches and Leadup
This year's Wrestling Dontaku event features a stacked card of matches. Showcasing the growing roster of talent, this could prove to be one of the most exciting cards for NJPW from top to bottom since WrestleKingdom.
IMPACT Wrestling TV Taping Surprises
On this week's IMPACT Wrestling tapings, a few new faces showed up and a few big surprises happened including a new GFW World Champion and the debut of two familiar names to the pro wrestling world.
WWE House Show Madness: Nakamura, Itami, Reigns
This past week has seen some interesting developments at WWE Live Events / House Shows.
Kurt Angle Critiques Roman Reigns’ Push
Angle himself was hot-shotted to the top of the WWF back in his first year with the company as a heel. He has some insights and thoughts as to why the fans boo him and what should be done with the character.
Should Mauro Ranallo Do English Commentary for New Japan World?
While Kevin Kelly is currently doing the play-by-play calls on the website, and Jim Ross is doing the AXS TV show which Ranallo used to do, the likelihood is not great this will happen.
Bray Wyatt Upset With WWE Booking
The rumor is he was to regain the title during this summer but plans have been scrapped. It's not the first time Wyatt's storylines have been changed at the last minute but this time he's raised holy hell about it.