Rassslin Review: 7.25.17 – WWE Battleground, Okada, Johnny Mundo
In a short version of Rassslin Review, we take a look back at WWE Battleground, comments by Kazuchika Okada on legends in the G1 Climax 27, Johnny Mundo heading to GFW, and another rant on Jim Cornette’s comments about Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi.
Rassslin Review 7/11/17: Reigns Promo, Omega’s Contract, JR’s Apology and More
In this edition of Rassslin Review, we look at how Roman Reigns came across in his promo spot with Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe, the differences, and why it matters to the continuing problem with his character.
We also discuss Kenny Omega‘s contracts situation, give our Top 10 list for this week in Rassslin Rankings, review some odd tweets between The Miz and Tye Dillinger, review Jim Ross‘ response to last week’s criticism of his G1 Special USA commentary, and much more.
Rassslin Review 6-22-17: Daniel Bryan to NJPW, Mauro Ranallo to NXT, Cody
In this edition of Rassslin Review, we discuss WWE stars like The Big Show and Daniel Bryan speaking “out of turn” about the company. Big Show had some rather negative things to say about WWE TV tapings on Talk is Jericho while Daniel Bryan continues to fuel suspicions that he may return to pro wrestling in 2018.
Mauro Ranallo, who many thought was done with WWE, is apparently back and will be doing play-by-play for NXT on Wednesdays.
In other news, we look at Cody’s quest for gold, debut our Rassslin Rankins for this week, answer your questions in mail bag, and unveil this week’s match recommendations.
Rassslin Review: Chris Jericho Universal Champion, NJPW Best of the Super Jrs
This week’s Rassslin Review covers rumors about the original plans for Chris Jericho and the Universal Title as well as an introduction on New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Jr’s tournament.
While Jericho faced off with Kevin Owens at WrestleMania, that match was originally to be for much higher states as Jericho revealed on a recent Busted Open podcast.
One of the premiere tournaments during the year for NJPW kicked off this past week. Best of the Super Jr’s is one of the longer running tourneys and although the Cruiserweight Classic in WWE was similar, this much older tournament has a different structure entirely. We discuss what it is and why it’s been so good for so many years.
Also, we talk about the recent attendance figures for NXT TakeOver Chicago and WWE Backlash, the slight rise in indie wrestling interests and other pro wrestling companies, and much more.
Rassslin Review 5-12-17: WWE Writers Confused / NJPW U.S. Title
This week’s Rassslin Review takes a look at the brand new IWGP United States Championship that New Japan Pro Wrestling will hold a tournament for during their U.S. tour this summer as well as WWE Writers having a tough time dealing with Braun Strowman’s injury.
In other news, Jeff Hardy discusses Billy Corgan and IMPACT Wrestling, Vampiro clarifies a possible collaboration with IMPACT Wrestling, and we answer questions in our mail bag segment about Hulk Hogan, Seth Rollins, and much more news and rumors in the world of pro wrestling.
Paige has come under fire once again as her cell phone has been hacked and some extremely raunchy photos and sex tape videos have been leaked to the public. Will WWE release her?
In other news, a WrestleMania match might be changed, the New Japan Cup heads towards a surprising finals match, Lucha Underground is finally released on Netflix, plus much more including our mailbag segment.
Rassslin Review 1/8/17: Is Kenny Omega Heading to WWE?
Happy 2017 and welcome to the first Rassslin Review of the year. This episode covers the fallout from New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 11 event.
With the buzz surrounding his main event match against Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Championship, rumors start swirling around about Kenny Omega possibly going to the WWE. Is this true or just a pro wrestling “news” media going down a rabbit hole?
In other news, The Undertaker is supposedly going to make an appearance on WWE RAW this week with Shawn Michaels. Chris Hero has returned to NXT under his old/new name.
We also discuss what might be the beginnings of a new revolution in pro wrestling with talent like Ricochet, The Young Bucks, Broken Matt Hardy, Will Ospreay and others turning down WWE contracts to build up their legacies and other companies around the world.
Rassslin Review 11-6-16: Undertaker, Billy Corgan, Power Struggle ’16
With so many subjects happening right now in pro wrestling we take a look back at this past week’s major stories.
The Undertaker may be back before we all think as he’s slated to be at a Smackdown LIVE show before Survivor Series. Billy Corgan is officially out at TNA. WWE is apparently having a Women’s Tournament. We also look at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Power Struggle event, the last stop before Wrestle Kingdom 11 in January.
In addition we have our match recommendations and mailbag segment.