Pay Per Views

A review of pay per view shows.

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 For new school fans, there are a few matches worth seeing for historical reference.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.

WWE TLC 2016 Fallout and Review

Smackdown LIVE continues to excel in the storytelling department with this past weekend’s TLC pay per view.

Alexa Bliss wins the WWE Smackdown Women's ChampionshipFeaturing a number of feuds and storylines reaching conclusion while starting new ones, this was a solid night of old school wrestling storytelling with many average to slightly above average matches.

Highlights include Dolph Ziggler challenging The Miz in a ladder match, Baron Corbin and Kalisto in a surprisingly good chair match, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton winning the WWE Tag Titles (Wyatt’s first ever WWE Championship) and the main event between AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose with a surprise ending by none other than James Ellsworth of all people.

You read that right.

Here is our review and reaction to the fallout from WWE TLC 2016. Smackdown LIVE this Tuesday should be quite interesting.

NXT TakeOver: Toronto Review and Reaction

WWE Network continues to deliver with another stunning NXT TakeOver special event. This time it was from Toronto and featured a shocker in the main event between NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura as he defended against former champion Samoa Joe.

The match of the night was the NXT Tag Title contest between The Revival (c) and #DIY. Asuka defended her Women’s Championship against a returning Mickie James, we had the finals of the Dusty Classic and a grudge match between Canadian hometown boys Tye Dillinger and the #Glorious Bobby Roode.

Another fantastic TakeOver show as NXT continues to provide the best wrestling shows for WWE. Hopefully Survivor Series can follow suit.

Vince McMahon Changes Women’s Hell in a Cell Finish

Amid all the rumors about WWE’s Hell in a Cell this past Sunday, one of the big ones was about the Women’s Hell in a Cell contest between Sasha Banks and Charlotte.

Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks in Hell in a CellVince McMahon and Triple H were rumored to butt heads over where the match should take place on the card. Hunter wanted it to close the show while McMahon thought it wasn’t a good idea.

Ultimately, it seems Hunter got his way and the match closed the show. However, he then went on to change the finish of the match which originally had Sasha Banks retaining her RAW Women’s Championship.

Let us know in the comments whether or not you thought that was a good idea.

UFC 203 Review – CM Punk Gets Owned, Miocic vs. Overeem

The world waited to see whether or not CM Punk could fight and we found out … well, not so much.

While Mickey Gall dusted CM Punk in under three minutes, we also saw an odd battle between Faber and Rivera, a chaotic contest between Browne and Werdum, and a heavy hitting main event between UFC World Heavyweight Champion Miocic defending against Alistair Overeem.

In perhaps one of the strangest, wildest and head scratching pay per views in UFC history, we got a lot of questions answered. This review looks at the main points from UFC 203 on Saturday September 10, 2016.