Pay Per Views

A review of pay per view shows.

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Preview

The next week of pro wrestling is going to be pretty hot starting today with the Road to Wrestling Dontaku.

New Japan Pro Wrestling is featuring a number of events with some marquee matches that were set up at the Sakura Genesis event.

Tetsuya Naito vs. Juice RobinsonThursday features Minoru Suzuki challenging Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship, Saturday is Los Ingobernables Da Japon day when EVIL faces Tanahashi, Takahashi defends the Jr. title against King Ricochet, and Juice Robinson steps it up as he faces Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.

Wednesday brings us the main Wrestling Dontaku event headlined by Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against the Bullet Club‘s Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega vs. Ishii, and a number of tag team title matches.

For the IWC (International Wrestling Community) this is a pretty good slate of solid in ring wrestling.

Okada vs. Shibata – Sakura Genesis – Reaction

New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s spring event titled Sakura Genesis featured the winner of the New Japan Cup, Katsuyori Shibata, taking on IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in the main event.

This is our reaction video to yet another potential Match of the Year candidate for Okada and the ascension of Shibata to the main event ranks.

WWE WrestleMania XXXIII Reaction

This is a quick (or it was supposed to be quick) reaction video to the aftermath of WrestleMania XXXIII.

The Undertaker retires, and Roman Reigns is the one that does it … dear lord. John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella and confirms everything The Miz said about them. AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon and Triple H vs. Seth Rollins are fantastic highlights. The Hardy Boyz return to the WWE and much more.

We also discuss WWE fandom, booking, pacing of wrestling shows, and compare the main events of the two biggest shows of the year (there really is no comparison but we’ll try).

WWE WrestleMania XXXIII Predictions

Just a few hours away from sports entertainment’s biggest show of the year WrestleMania XXXIII and we give our predictions for the show.

Who might win? Who will lose? What surprises might we get. We cover all the matches from the pre-show through the main event in our predictions video.

WWE FastLane 2017 Review

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Our review of the last pay per view before this year’s WrestleMania XXXIII – WWE FastLane!

Headlined by a Universal Championship match between Kevin Owens (c) and Bill Goldberg, the card also featured Sasha Banks facing off with Nia Jax, Bayley (c) defending the WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte, Samoa Joe taking on Sami Zayn, and Roman Reigns clashing with the monster Braun Strowman.

This is our (comical) review/promo for WWE Fastlane.

WWF The Big Event (1986) Retrospective

By the mid 1980s, professional wrestling was hugely popular across North America. The WWF was riding high above all others in attendance and ticket sales, and this was never more evident than in late summer of 1986 when they held “The Big Event”.

A bloody Ricky Steamboat What essentially was a glorified house show on steroids, Vince McMahon took his show up north to Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Canada to not only showcase the drawing power of the World Wrestling Federation, but also do somewhat of a test run for what would come months later at WrestleMania III.

Featuring WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defending against his former friend “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in a SnakePit match against Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and hometown heroes The Fabulous Rougeou Brothers taking on The Dream Team, this was one of the first big mega-event stadium shows the company would put on that broke records.

For classic wrestling fans this is one to watch just to get a flavor of what the WWF was like back in 1986. For new school fans, there are a few matches worth seeing for historical reference.

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Review and Reaction

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Over the past few years, the Royal Rumble has not been the great starting point of the year for WWE. This year looked to be much different as the outcome of the Royal Rumble match proved to be unpredictable.

Featuring Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and even Sami Zayn as all being possible winners, it was hard to know what exactly would happen at the end of the January spectacular. In the end, we got an outcome that most fans enjoyed with one giant surprise that many did not want.

AJ Styles vs John CenaIn other action, John Cena goes for his 16th World Championship as he challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Charlotte defends the RAW Women’s Title against Bayley, Roman Reigns challenges Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship, and Neville takes on Rich Swann for the Cruiserweight Title.

Overall it was a fun show that gets major thumbs up for the matches and some of the better surprises. However, there are some questionable parts of the show we’ll also get into in our review of the event.

NXT TakeOver San Antonio Review and Reaction

Full review of the WWE’s NXT TakeOver San Antonio event on the WWE Network.

Shinsuke Nakamura defended the NXT Championship against the “Glorious” Bobby Roode in a controversial ending, Asuka defended the Women’s Championship against three challengers, and The Authors of Pain challenged #DIY for the NXT Tag Team Championships.

In addition, we look at how this show was underhyped, the recent decline in NXT, and comments from Triple H about his disappointment in NXT recently.

WrestleKingdom 11 Non-Spoiler Review

Once again, New Japan Pro Wrestling puts on an amazing show with WrestleKingdom 11 on January 4th from the Tokyo Dome.

This year was better than last year in some was and not as good in others, but the main event match between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega is truly the stuff of legends. Not only a Match of the Year contender for 2017 already, but most likely the winner of match of the year as it’ll be hard for anyone to top that performance.

There were quite a few surprises as well from Scott Norton, Kota Ibushi, ACH, as well as history made in the ROH World Title Match and an unexpectedly vicious Junior Heavyweight Title Match with KUSHIDA and Takahashi.

New Japan also made several announcements, including it’s debuting the G1 Climax 27 for a few nights of the tournament in California USA. Cody also made his debut and there was much more on this outstanding show.

5 out of 5 clearly.

Best and Worst Pay Per Views / Big Events of 2016

A mixed bag is the best way to categorize 2016’s pro wrestling pay per views and big events.

While we had some outstanding wrestling and stories told on many, there were just as many that were forgettable and downright awful.

We go back and look at the Best and Worst Pay Per Views / Big Events in the world of pro wrestling in 2016. On the lists are WrestleMania XXXII, Ultima Lucha Dos, TNA Slammiversary, WrestleKingdom 10, G1 Climax 26, WWE Battleground and many more.

What’s on your list? Let us know in the comment section below.