Thoughts on the 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards

Don’t these usually come out earlier? These are Meltzer and Company’s awards (yes I’m aware his readers vote on them and if you believe that he doesn’t influence voting, you’re really missing the obvious) and I’ve jotted down a few thoughts on each. These aren’t meant to be any kind of in depth analysis and […]

AJ Styles Infographic

These things are always cool.  I can’t blow it up so click on it and zoom in a lot to read it.

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2016 (2017 Redo): Gold Rush Fever

I got a bit busy yesterday so here’s the last Rumble count-up of the year. Royal Rumble 2016 Date: January 24, 2016 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 15,170 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton Now this one actually has my interest for a change. A year ago, WWE decided that the right […]

Ring of Honor TV – January 25, 2017: The ECW Formula

Ring of Honor Date: January 25, 2017 Location: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Kevin Kelly Tonight we’re looking at the Brits as the TV Champion Marty Scurll and his archnemesis Will Ospreay are both here tonight. It would be nice if that doesn’t turn into something about Japan for a change but Ospreay […]

World of Sport – December 31, 2016: I Need to See HHH’s Face After he Watches This

World of Sport Wrestling Date: December 31, 2016 Location: MediaCity Studios, Manchester, England Commentators: Jim Ross, Alex Shane This has been a big request so let’s knock it out. World of Sport was a big British wrestling promotion for years back in the 60s through the 80s and I’m almost certain this is only the […]

Lucha Underground – December 28, 2016: Lucha Underground Meets the Avengers

Lucha Underground Date: December 28, 2016 Location: Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, California Commentators: Matt Striker, Vampiro We’re wrapping up the year with a match I’m actually interested in seeing as Mil Muertes faces Jeremiah Crane. I’m not sure what to make of Crane yet as he’s such an odd character yet there’s something about […]

Ring of Honor TV – December 29, 2016: The Redcoats are Coming

Ring of Honor Date: December 28, 2016 Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness, Steve Corino Since this year seems to be immune to traditional Best Of shows (even ones we were promised), this is another show featuring matches from a recent house show tour. In this case it’s the Reach for the Sky tour of the […]

Main Event – December 29, 2016: The Best Thing That Could Happen to Him

Main Event Date: December 29, 2016 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Austin Aries We’re wrapping up the year with one more dark match show, meaning it’s hard to say what to expect here. Now that Jinder Mahal seems to be a regular on Monday Night Raw, we need a new […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1988: There’s Something Odd About This One

It’s December (or it will be when you read this) and that means it’s time for the Road to Wrestlemania to begin. That road starts with the Royal Rumble, which has a very long history to it which we’re going to get into every day for the next 29 days before we hit the 2017 […]

Smackdown – August 1, 2002: The Summer of Stephanie

Smackdown Date: August 1, 2002 Location: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s back to the blue show where Brock Lesnar is a monster and everyone else is just hoping he doesn’t come after them. On top of that though we have a new face force comprised of John Cena, Rey Mysterio […]