We’re firmly on the road to Slammiversary, and Impact have pinned their mast to Aries vs Moose. Time will tell if it was the right call, but at this point it’s hard not to be a little bit disappointed.
OWE’s long term vision looks to place them at the top of the Chinese wrestling heap, both domestically and where international attention is concerned, but with the right moves made I can easily envision a future where that spot is hotly contested.
After this week, it was clear that Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan still have a score to settle. Be that at Slammiversary or further down the road, I don’t know. What I do know though, is that Eddie Edwards is unhinged, vengeful and angry, and that’s the sort of man I want as my world champion.
I came into this week’s Impact with as much anticipation as I have in a long time and they were found wanting. I’m still firmly all in on the new Callis administration, but they’ve got work to do. Thumbs firmly in the middle on Impact Wrestling’s Under Pressure.
Oriental Wrestling Entertainment have made it clear that their ambitions are to be international, but one must wonder whether or not their uniquely Chinese characteristics could get in their own way when they expand.
I have ventured out into the ocean, in a voyage of discovery, to see the current state of the ark, is it still afloat, and in what condition? I’ve navigated towards A Great Voyage in Niigata, NOAH’s show from April 29, to see what I could find.
Z and E’s victory might seem small in the grand scheme of things and it might amount to little more than footnote in Impact history. I don’t really care. However this story pans out, I know that it brought a smile to my face and brightened up my week. In my book that’s all wrestling should be about.
April 2018 featured the largest WrestleMania weekend of all time, a stacked AJPW Champion Carnival, and a major NJPW show. I personally enjoyed dozens of pro wrestling matches this April, so let’s see which ones were deemed the best of the best by our voters at the Voices of Wrestling forums.
There’s a beautiful symmetry to the career of Bobby Lashley. WWE-Impact-MMA-Impact-WWE. Yet the man who returned to decimate Elias on the post-Wrestlemania RAW is far from the dull former amateur wrestler from Junction City that washed out of the E in 2008.
The biggest weekend of the WWE year is finally here and we have collated the data from every WWE event of 2018 to produce our WWE Power Rankings. Get the full story behind this years biggest event–the results could shake the core of WWE.
At WrestleMania, Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali will do battle to crown a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion. After a long arduous journey spanning from small local community halls to the lit-up arenas of the WWE, both Alexander and Ali face their biggest stage yet.
The third and final part of our 2018 Stardom beginner’s guide. In it, we’ll take a look at the major stories of the second half of 2017 and the first few months of 2018, and then give you some things to look for as we progress throughout 2018.
As the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament powers on with another strong week of action ahead of WrestleMania, let’s continue our look back at the main catalyst for the resurgence of Cruiserweight wrestling: the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic.
There has been a lot of chatter online regarding the potential future of everybody’s favorite purple and yellow brand (205 Live) following the conclusion of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament.
Once the home to burgening independent wrestling stars from across the world, Ring of Honor’s roster makeup has taken on a far different look and feel in recent years. Has the company replaced departing talent with comparable wrestlers?
Today we look at the British Wrestling scene for December and January. While all wrestlers in the region were consider, more focus was put on the larger companies (PROGRESS, Rev Pro, IPW:UK, Attack Pro, Insane Championship Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling, Defiant Wrestling, OTT Wrestling and Fight Club Pro)
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.”
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.
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.
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.
2017 was such an incredible year of pro wrestling it gave me this idea for a rewatch project: watch every Wrestling Observer Newsletter Match of the Year winner all the way back to 1980 and compare them to my favorite 37 matches from 2017.