Tag Archives: 2017

Pro Wrestling Year In Review: Top 20 Matches of 2017

The final video to wrap up 2017 looks at the Top Twenty Matches of 2017.

Featuring matches like the Hell in a Cell between the New Day and The Usos, Velveteen Dream vs. Aleister Black, John Cena vs. AJ Styles, and nearly a half dozen matches of Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, we break down twenty of the best Match of the Year contenders.

Pro Wrestling Year In Review: Memorable Moments of 2017

John Cena vs. Roman ReignsEvery year we get a lot of moments and events that shock and delight us a fans. This is a montage of various happenings from around the pro wrestling world in 2017.

Highlighted moments include Kurt Angle’s return, Brock Lesnar and Samoe Joe’s feud, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns vehicle games, Kenny Omega being challenge by Chris Jericho, The Festival of Friendship, The Undertaker possibly retiring, and much more.

Pro Wrestling Year In Review: Top 10 Feuds / Storylines of 2017

We count down the Top 10 feuds and storylines of 2017 in pro wrestling.

Included in the list are Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega, British Strong Style vs. #CCK, Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar, and the upcoming Alpha vs. Omega showdown.

Pro Wrestling Year In Review: Best and Worst Wrestlers of 2017

We continue our look back at the year of 2017 with the Best and Worst wrestlers of the last twelve months.

Jinder Mahal as WWE ChampionWWE, New Japan, Global Force Wrestling, and many other promotions had their fair share of talented stars and not-so-talented ones. From inside and outside the ring, many performers have set new standards and broken records while others have set new lows and gained criminal records.

This is our countdown of the Best and Worst Wrestlers of 2017.

Pro Wrestling Year In Review: Best and Worst Tag Teams of 2017

Our Year In Review lists continue with this list of the best and worst tag teams of 2017.

While there were some great matches by teams like The Guerrillas of Destiny, The Young Bucks, The Usos, and The New Day, there were some not so great moments for teams like The Ascensions, Gallows and Anderson, and others.

In no particular order, we look at teams from NJPW, WWE, Ring of Honor, and others in our list of the best and worst of 2017.

Pro Wrestling 2017 Year In Review: Company Grades

Our first in a few videos recapping the year of 2017 in pro wrestling looks at various companies and grades each.

From WWE to Lucha Underground to New Japan Pro Wrestling, there were many high’s and low’s during 2017. We’ll give company grades to each and explain why in this Year in Review video.

Survivor Series Thoughts / ROH vs. NXT Battle of San Antonio Update

The next week or so will be filled with events all over the world from WWE Survivor Series to the Battle of San Antonio between NXT and Ring of Honor, NXT TakeOver War Games, Starrcade, World Tag League, and many other events.

We look at the build towards Survivor Series 2017, Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles, the ticket sales for ROH’s San Antonio show and NXT’s San Antonio show, and much more in this news and commentary edition of Rassslin Rantin.

NJPW Power Struggle 2017 Review


Perhaps in one of the most shocking nights of the year for New Japan, the Power Struggle 2017 event which is the last stop before WrestleKingdom, may be the start of an even bigger push for the company in 2018.

Tanahashi vs. IbushiWith a main event featuring the amazing encounter between IWGP IC Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi, the U.S. Title defense of Kenny Omega vs. Trent Barreta, Minoru Suzuki and Toru Yano in a bullrope “death match” for the NEVER Open Championship, and the continuation of the saga between Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship, this event had some truly outstanding matches.

Looming over all of this though were the debut and challenges of two wrestlers returning to NJPW. Both Chris Jericho and Jay White made their returns to the company and challenged the secondary champions for title matches at WrestleKingdom 12, lighting the pro wrestling and sports entertainment worlds on fire.

This is our review of a groundbreaking night as we look at NJPW Power Struggle 2017.

WWE TLC 2017 and Monday Night RAW Review

While WWE TLC 2017 was hindered in some ways by illness, it may have also helped greatly in providing one of the more unpredictable pay per views of the year.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman answer Jinder Mahal's challengeFollowing an epic evening of the Shield with Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman’s apparent face turn, and a long awaited encounter between AJ Styles and Finn Balor, Monday Night RAW was equally as chaotic.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman answered the challenge of Jinder Mahal, Shane McMahon lead a Smackdown invasion, Asuka debuted on both shows, and we had some questionable commentary (albeit funny) from Booker T.

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2017 REVIEW

On a weekend of big events, New Japan Pro Wrestling hosted it’s annual King of Pro Wrestling show which featured a main event for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship between Kazuchika Okada and EVIL.

Tetsuya Naito and Kazuchika Okada confront one another before Wrestle Kingdom 12In addition, Tetsuya Naito defending his contract for the main event slot at WrestleKingdom 12 against a man who has had his number this year, Tomohiro Ishii. KUSHIDA and Will Ospreay have a Match of the Year caliber performance for the Junior Heavyweight championship, Bullet Club meets Chaos in a six man tag, the debut of Roppongi 3k, and much more.

This is our review and reaction to the King of Pro Wrestling show from New Japan Pro Wrestling.