Shoot style comes to WrestleMania Weekend for the second year in a row with GCW’s Bloodsport, this time presented by Josh Barnett. This year felt a bit more polished than last year and was ultimately better for it. Everything outside of the opener was at least interesting, including the first must-see match of the weekend.
As the cheesy 80s goodness of Stan Bush’s “Fight to Survive” rang out over the PA system, Matt Riddle’s Bloodsport commenced. The event kicked off the festivities at WrestleMania 34 Weekend with a promise of a unique show, one in which the rules of combat were simple: A match can only end by knockout or submission. Oh, and there were no ropes either.
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.
ROH makes its way back to Japan for Honor Rising 2016 in association with NJPW. The two-night event kicked off with a surprising ROH TV Title match, the ELITE in 6-man action, and the Japanese debuts of Dalton Castle and Moose.