Articles from June 2017



NJPW Dominion 6-11: John Cena Wishes He Could Spam Moves Like This

Dominion 6:11 Date: June 11, 2017 Location: Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan Attendance: 11,756 Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Don Callis So I’ve been trying to mix things up a bit with my style and this has been a requested show. Somehow having something up ten days late is a good sign for me, though given that I […]

Smackdown – January 23, 2003: And That’s Why He’s Champion

Smackdown Date: January 23, 2003 Location: Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the Royal Rumble and it’s all hands on deck towards Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle for the World Title. Lesnar won the Royal Rumble and Angle successfully defended his title in a masterpiece against Chris Benoit, leaving the […]

Main Event – June 22, 2017: Open Casting Call

Main Event Date: June 22, 2017 Location: Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana Commentators: Vic Joseph, Corey Graves I’m not sure what the point is in having the cruiserweights on this show. Given that they’re already appearing regularly on Monday Night Raw and their own show, that makes three different shows they’re on every single week. That’s […]

Lucha Underground – June 21, 2017: This Season is Way Too Long

Lucha Underground Date: June 21, 2017 Location: Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, California Commentators: Vampiro, Matt Striker It’s week #2 of the Cueto Cup Tournament, which likely means four more first round matches as we get closer to the round of sixteen. In other words, we’re still filling in time because this season is WAY […]

Impact Wrestling – June 22, 2017: They’re Building to Slammiversary….But They’re Building to Slammiversary

Impact Wrestling Date: June 22, 2017 Location: Film Studio 7, Mumbai, India Commentators: Jeremy Borash, Josh Matthews It’s week three in India and one of the last two shows before Slammiversary. Nothing major has been announced for this week but you can almost guarantee some more build towards the World Title match, along with the […]

Ring of Honor TV – June 21, 2017: They STILL Don’t Get It!

Ring of Honor Date: June 21, 2017 Location: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana This is the go home show for Best in the World which means….well I have no idea what it means actually. We’ve actually had a good build to the main event with Christopher Daniels defending the World Title […]

New Column: How WWE Spends Its Build to Summerslam

In which I ramble about how I’d do things in June and July.   https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-wwe-spent-build-summerslam/

NXT – June 21, 2017: That’s Very Clubber Lang of Him

NXT Date: June 27, 2017 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson It’s the last episode of a taping cycle and that means we have a major match to wrap things up as Aleister Black is facing Kassius Ohno in what could be one of the hardest hitting […]

Monday Night Raw – January 20, 2003 (2017 Redo): THAT MAN HAD A DOCTOR’S NOTE!!!

Monday Night Raw Date: January 20, 2003 Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re past the Royal Rumble and, somehow, the big story still seems to be HHH vs. Scott Steiner for reasons of general torture. After Steiner showed why he shouldn’t be allowed to wrestle a watermelon farmer […]

205 Live – June 20, 2017: The Tight Ship

205 Live Date: June 20, 2017 Location: Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio Commentators: Vic Joseph, Corey Graves We’re continuing down the road towards Neville vs. Akira Tozawa for the former’s Cruiserweight Title, though for some reason this includes a big detour into Titus O’Neil Land. I’m assuming this is WWE’s way of attaching the shows to […]