wXw Dead End XVII saw a lot of stories advance along with a really fun Tag Title match and a proper banger in the main event. wXw’s stories are peaking just at the right time ahead of 16 Carat, when the most eyes will be on them.
Wrestling Omakase is back with another historical episode, as John is joined by returning 3-time guest Andrew Rich (@AndrewTRich) from the Music of the Mat podcast to discuss a period of WWE both of them still remember well.
On this episode of Music of the Mat, Andrew is joined by Duncan Joyce (Then, Now, Whatever) to discuss a selection of themes that helped make UK promotion PROGRESS Wrestling the phenomenon that it is today.
There are those we hold to a higher standard, however, and when these people fail, it reveals the humanity of those we thought to be superhuman. Those who tower above all others. Even one man who came to be known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”
Chris and Brandon are joined by Will Cooling of Fighting Spirit Magazine to talk all things WWE in the United Kingdom and other international business. How much has TV viewership of RAW and SmackDown declined recently? Will the company get another raise from their TV partners at Sky?
Wrestling Omakase looks at the entire history of the World Wonder Ring, STARDOM with returning guest Sean Williams, author of the STARDOM Project blog, and new guest Tara Wrist, longtime STARDOM and joshi fan, to discuss the entire history of this incredibly interesting joshi promotion!
Definitely watch the main event of Road to Glory, it’s different class to everything else. The undercard isn’t particularly good. There’s a solid Allmark match, a trademark of PCW, and that’s about it.
In the eight years since then-Ring of Honor booker Gabe Sapolsky dreamt up a new company in an email exchange with Bryan Danielson, EVOLVE has taken on many different looks, feels, concepts and evolutions. On Saturday, Sapolsky and the EVOLVE brand celebrate their 100th show and embrace the history and the evolutions that got them to this point.
Brace for Impact was a breezy, enjoyable watch for Impact’s first show on Twitch. It was excellent background viewing if you want something on whilst you’re doing things and I’d recommend checking out El Patron/Bahh because it really was quite good.
The Aarons are back with a full preview of this weekend’s EVOLVE shows! On this week’s episode, we talk EVOLVE 100 and 101, WWN’s WrestleMania Weekend ticket sales and the always convoluted internal dynamics of Catch Point.
Oli and Arn are here for our first standard episode under our more conversational format. They cover all the delights of European Grappling’s January and early February. Plus the boys discuss the pairing between the Oceania and European region, as well as their dream imports to see in 2018.
Masaaki Mochizuki defending the Open the Dream Gate Championship against Kzy highlights a strong February Korakuen from Dragon Gate—Road to Final—as they are on the road to Champion Gate and Kotoka’s retirement.
This week on Wrestlenomics Radio: Brandon and Chris talk top WWE 2017 financial stories, Chris scores each segment of WWE’s business and Rey Mysterio vs. Jushin Thunder Liger announced for NJPW Long Beach show.
Kazuchika Okada defends his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA, Will Ospreay and Hiromu Takahashi dazzle and some surprising challenges for next month are established at NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka
This week on the VOW Flagship: 205 Live The Reborn, the history of Vince McMahon’s wrestling mind, NJPW’s The New Beginning in Osaka, AJPW’s recent Yokohama show, shirtless Tongans, Olympic sports and more!
Join Sarah and Sarah as they try and figure out a format for their show whilst discussing OTT Homecoming, FFPW, NXT Takeover, Royal Rumble NJPW New Beginning shows and a lovely trip around the world in the Coliseum Home video.
Aaron Bentley and John Carroll preview this weekend’s NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka featuring three huge titles matches: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Will Ospreay, EVIL vs. Hirooki Goto and Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA.
NJPW Road to New Beginning 2018 Night 6 was a fine Korakuen Hall event that had some good matches, but nothing that was very outstanding. The top two matches are the only things truly worth checking out.
Analysis of Voices of Wrestling’s 2017 Match of the Year countdown including what promotion with the most matches represented, which wrestler appeared in the most matches, which wrestler had the most overall points, highest average as well as analysis on which month reigned supreme and much more.
I was mentally starting a write-up of Fear No More, before the main event, and it was regarding the booking and how improved it was on this show. I was ready to get excited about the direction, but at the same time suggest this wasn’t one of PROGRESS’ best in-ring outings. Then the main event changed everything.
Joe and Rich do their best to cover an amazing weekend of pro wrestling with show reviews of NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, WWE Royal Rumble 2018, the debut of Ronda Rousey, two NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo shows, the Golden Lovers reuniting, Bullet Club fracturing and the emergence of NJPW’s next big star.
This past Tuesday, the WWE took its first steps to correcting the direction of the 205 Live brand with the introduction of a new General Manager and the launch of a tournament to crown the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
The BritWres Roundtable returns for their first episode of Season 2 of the show with the third annual Britties. European wrestling from 2017 is given a good once-over with a fine comb, and the three guys hand out their awards for the year.
Despite the lackluster undercard, NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo Night 2 is a must-see thanks to an awesome Rponnogi 3k/Young Bucks match, Jay White vs. Kenny Omega and the reunion of the Golden Lovers.
High Stakes was a very good show bell-to-bell from RPW. Ospreay added another great contest to the slew he’s already had this year, Brooks’ debut couldn’t have gone much better. Then there was the main event. Words can’t really describe how much I enjoyed it, and it is a match every wrestling fan should watch.
Tonight, AAA once again stands on the precipice of a show with many good matches and interesting storyline developments as AAA Guerra de Titanes 2018, their first show of the year, has most every major AAA championship defended.
This week on the VOW Flagship: the return of the XFL, previews of WWE Royal Rumble 2018, NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, two NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo shows, the firing of Enzo Amore and the future of 205 Live.
Suit Williams and Rich Kraetsch preview this Saturday’s huge NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia event including the potential conclusion of the Johnny Gargano redemption story and the much-anticipated NXT TakeOver debut of Shayna Baszler.
Members of the Voices of Wrestling staff preview Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble 2018 including the debut of the women’s Royal Rumble, the traditional Royal Rumble match and a three-way dance between Brock Lesnar, Kane and Braun Strowman.
Don’t Touch Me was a beautifully consistent show. Everything delivered. The stand-out match coming from Ospreay and Brooks but everyone should be proud of what they achieved here. Even the maligned Conners delivered, albeit in a match he shouldn’t fail in under any circumstances.
Listen as Joe and Rich run down the entire #RAW25 Anniversary show, the perplexing presentation between the two venues, what was accomplished, what they missed out on, the future of “Woken” Matt Hardy and so much more.
While I didn’t love everything on Being the Elite, there is more than enough good to make the less enjoyable moments worth sitting through. This night was all about Irish talent finally arriving and being taken seriously.
A good show from RPW. Overall it was a very easy to watch two hours. ZSJ/Stone and Dunne/Brookes are worth a watch if you’re interested but far from essential, as is the British Women’s Championship final.
I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of live professional wrestling, and one of my favourite things is seeing wrestling in new and interesting environments including Smash Wrestling at the London Comic Con in October.
A solid if unremarkable start to the year for RPW. The women’s championship tournament matches were all solid, with Purrazzo/Jayne particularly standing out. As for recommending matches, the only one I’d say is worth a watch is Dunne/Phantasmo. Here’s hoping Live at the Cockpit 25 delivers a little more.