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NJPW Best of the Super Juniors – Night Eight (May 31) Review

NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors rolls on to Night Eight at Kiramesse Numazu, in front of just over 1100 people, as all three matches feature NJPW veterans going up against the young guns of the NJPW juniors division.

EVOLVE 44 (May 31) Review

After the fabulous opener I thought the show was heading downhill fast, then the final three matches just blew me away with their quality and diversity.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Results & Review

Kevin Owens vs. John Cena delivered and delivered big time. The rest of the show was a debatable mix of spotty, sloppy, disappointing and confusing. It’s WWE Elimination Chamber 2015!

WWE Elimination Chamber Reaction Show (Shake Them Ropes #86)

Shake Them Ropes returns LIVE discussing the results, fallout, and surprises of WWE Elimination Chamber on WWE Network.

ROH/Destination America, TNA’s Future, Best of the Super Juniors & more!

Joe and Rich return for a special Sunday afternoon edition of Voices of Wrestling talking the huge news about ROH joining Destination America, what it means for TNA, how TNA fans have reacted and much more on the new-found “relationship.”

Impact Wrestling on Destination America (May 29) Review

Aries and Roode vs. The Wolves was an example of what everything on this show should be striving to be every single week – trying to produce something memorable.

EVOLVE 43 (May 30) Review

It is starting to sound like a broken record at this point but EVOLVE delivered another fantastic show. Five of six matches were *** stars or better.

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors – Day 7 (May 30) Review

Everyone steps it up a notch for Korakuen Hall, and this show was a great example of that.

ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds – Night Two (May 13) Review

Tanahashi/Strong should be sought out by everyone, it is going to be in the top five of a lot of Match of the Year polls.

NJPW on AXS TV (May 29) – Ibushi vs. Ricochet

I defy anyone who claims to enjoy professional wrestling to thumbs down this hour because if they do they either don’t really like it or they need their head examined. This was pro wrestling perfection delivered in a beautiful box. You might never leave the house on Friday nights again.

  • Voices of Wrestling

ROH/Destination America, TNA’s Future, Best of the Super Juniors & more!

Joe and Rich return for a special Sunday afternoon edition of Voices of Wrestling talking the huge news about ROH joining Destination America, what it means for TNA, how TNA fans have reacted and much more on the new-found “relationship.”

Destination America/TNA, NXT Takeover, Bouncing Around Japan & more!

Joe & Rich return this week after a brief one week divorce for a monster show with a rare heavy focus on WWE, with detailed breakdowns of NXT Takeover and WWE Payback. They also talk the latest on the Destination America/TNA situation, including breaking a scoop previously unreported elsewhere.

WWE Payback, Elimination Chamber, Dragon Gate & more!

The split shows continue as Rich Kraetsch is joined by special guests Rob McCarron and Joe Gagne to preview of WWE Payback,WWE Elimination Chamber, NXT Takeover: Walking Wounded, Dragon Gate Dead or Alive & much more!

  • Podcasts

WWE Elimination Chamber Reaction Show (Shake Them Ropes #86)

Shake Them Ropes returns LIVE discussing the results, fallout, and surprises of WWE Elimination Chamber on WWE Network.

ROH/Destination America, TNA’s Future, Best of the Super Juniors & more!

Joe and Rich return for a special Sunday afternoon edition of Voices of Wrestling talking the huge news about ROH joining Destination America, what it means for TNA, how TNA fans have reacted and much more on the new-found “relationship.”

The Trade Marks: Rise and Fall of DVDs w/ Kevin Kleinrock

For the third episode of The Trade Marks, Dylan and I are joined by Kevin Kleinrock, currently the President of Masked Republic and formerly the Vice President of XPW and Big Vision Entertainment to talk about the rise and fall of DVDs in pro wrestling.

WWE Elimination Chamber Preview, Becky vs Sasha, DDP vs Savage & More (STR 85)

Shake Them Ropes returns with STR 85, sandwiched in between live episodes following WWE Network specials. We’ll preview Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber, the Intercontinental Championship, Sasha vs Becky from Takeover, the Lana and Rusev saga, plus Savage vs DDP from Spring Stampede 1997.

Lucha Of The Hidden Temple: Unlike “Empire Strikes Back,” Chavo Appears

In this installment, Doctor Nov has a rematch with staph, a grudge match with Time Warner Cable, and goes through two episodes of Lucha Underground all the same.

  • Reviews

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors – Night Eight (May 31) Review

NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors rolls on to Night Eight at Kiramesse Numazu, in front of just over 1100 people, as all three matches feature NJPW veterans going up against the young guns of the NJPW juniors division.

EVOLVE 44 (May 31) Review

After the fabulous opener I thought the show was heading downhill fast, then the final three matches just blew me away with their quality and diversity.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Results & Review

Kevin Owens vs. John Cena delivered and delivered big time. The rest of the show was a debatable mix of spotty, sloppy, disappointing and confusing. It’s WWE Elimination Chamber 2015!

Impact Wrestling on Destination America (May 29) Review

Aries and Roode vs. The Wolves was an example of what everything on this show should be striving to be every single week – trying to produce something memorable.

EVOLVE 43 (May 30) Review

It is starting to sound like a broken record at this point but EVOLVE delivered another fantastic show. Five of six matches were *** stars or better.

  • 2014 Match of the Year

2014 Match of the Year: #10-1

2014 was a great year for professional wrestling — these are the best of the best.

2014 Match of Year: #25-11

Major show main events, more G1 and a lot of CMLL — it’s #25-11 in the Voices of Wrestling 2014 Match of the Year countdown.

2014 Match of the Year: #50-26

We’re finally into the top 50 as we reveal matches #50-26 in the Voices of Wrestling 2014 Match of the Year countdown.

  • Shake Them Ropes

WWE Elimination Chamber Reaction Show (Shake Them Ropes #86)

Shake Them Ropes returns LIVE discussing the results, fallout, and surprises of WWE Elimination Chamber on WWE Network.

WWE Elimination Chamber Preview, Becky vs Sasha, DDP vs Savage & More (STR 85)

Shake Them Ropes returns with STR 85, sandwiched in between live episodes following WWE Network specials. We’ll preview Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber, the Intercontinental Championship, Sasha vs Becky from Takeover, the Lana and Rusev saga, plus Savage vs DDP from Spring Stampede 1997.

NXT Takeover: Unstoppable Wrapup Show: Big debut, Uhaa, Owens vs Zayn (STR 84)

Shake Them Ropes returned live for a special post- NXT Takeover: Unstoppable podcast covering the huge debut at the end of the event, plus a rundown of all the matches. We’ll talk winners, losers, what the future holds, and the on camera appearance of Uhaa Nation as the Full Sail crowd coronates him as their next darling. A loaded show, a fun show, and we hope you enjoy it!