We look at the main event of this week’s WWE Monday Night RAW. Featuring Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, the match was one of the better on the weekly shows and also had quite a bit of storyline told within the match itself.
Today’s commentary is about how I’ve managed to be a fan of pro wrestling for 32 years.
It’s not easy.
From the old classic WWF through the rock n wrestling era through Jim Crockett Promotions through the Monday Night Wars all the way up to today’s sports entertainment vs. pro wrestling eras, I’ve seen a lot and being a fan has not been the easiest thing in the world.
Not only is “Woken” Matt Hardy finding a kindred spirit during his “feud” with Bray Wyatt, he’s also in real life found a new friend out of an old enemy.
Hardy tweeted a picture today of him and Ed Nordholm from TNA IMPACT Wrestling and apparently they’ve buried the hatchet over the Broken gimmick issue.
Here is our review of New Japan’s WrestleKingdom 12 event from the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.
Featuring the main event between IWGP World Champion Kazuchika Okada and G1 Climax 27 winner Tetsuya Naito, a grudge match for the U.S. Championship between Kenny Omega and WWE star Chris Jericho, and the IC Championship defended by Hiroshi Tanahashi against returning star “Switchblade” Jay White, the show offered a stacked card from top to bottom.
While there were some hiccups and issues here and there, it was overall one of the better shows you’ll see all year. With a reportedly record crowd at the Tokyo Dome, this one is a must see.
This part of our New Japan Explained series looks at Wrestle Kingdom 12 and the importance of the event.
New Japan has grown over the last twelve months since WrestleKingdom 11 and now the fruits of all that labor will be realized. Tetsuya Naito looks to avenge his five year humiliation in the main event against the longest reigning IWGP World Champion in history Kazuchika Okada. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho battle in a cross-promotional match labeled Alpha vs. Omega in a no disqualification brawl. Jay White returns from excursion to challenge Hiroshi Tanhahashi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
With tons of other matches on the card, it is the second biggest pro wrestling pay per view of the year and will be the start of a new era in NJPW.
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.
Every 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.
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.
There were many stars who impressed us in 2017 and yet a few others who disappointed.
While characters like Kane and Bray Wyatt continued to perplex fans with their antics, newcomers like Aleister Black, Peyton Royce, and Matt Riddle captured the imagination of others.
We look back at the most improved and impressive wrestlers from WWE, New Japan, UK Indies, Global Force Wrestling, NXT, and other promotions in 2017. We also look at the most disappointing ones as well.
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.