Pay Per Views

A review of pay per view shows.

WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Review

Jinder Mahal defended his WWE Championship against former champion Randy Orton in his hometown and in front of his father, the Smackdown Women’s Division had the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match, and we got a new debut of talent for the SDLive roster at the WWE Network’s Money in the Bank 2017 event.

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.


NJPW Dominion 2017 Review and Analysis

The rematch between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega headlined New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominion event on June 11, 2017.

New Japan Pro Wrestling Dominion 2017The card was absolutely stacked and there were many storylines going into this show and tons coming out of it. Cody’s involvement in the main event, the fate of the Intercontinental Championship, faction warfare between Chaos, Los Ingobernables, Bullet Club, Suzuki Gun, and Taguchi Japan, and so much more.

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.


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.

Not only is this a review of the event, but a review of attending a WWE pay per view live and how different it is now than in years past. The good, the bad, and the ugly as I try to find fans of Roman Reigns, ask a cheeky question of a WWE merchandise salesman, and some of the less-than-organic ways in which WWE prepares its audience.

Of note, I’ve since watched some of the playback on the WWE Network and the “delete” chants and boos for Bayley seem to be not as loud on TV as it was in the arena


Tyler Bate vs Pete Dunne from NXT TakeOver Chicago REACTION

NXT TakeOver Chicago had a few solid matches but none stood out more than the UK Championship match between Tyler Bate (c) and Pete Dunne.

Showing the closest thing to strong style in WWE, these two young performers tore the house down with an amazing display of European wrestling.

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.

This is our reaction to one of the best pro wrestling matches WWE has produced in a while.


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.