Mardi Graps went off the rails with the Thunderbastard and made a minor comeback with the last two matches. However check out the Ringkampf tag and the Ospreay-Haskins match. They’re both great and the Andrews/Dunne/Flash triple threat is a banging 11 minutes of action too.
I remember reading history books, about things like World War I, and thinking about how literally every decision was the worst possible one that could have been made and lead unequivocally toward disaster. WrestleMania 34 was that.
Impact vs Lucha Underground, a fun concept on paper, ended up producing a really solid outing. There was nothing quite great, although the tag title bout wasn’t far from achieving that status, and only the Scott Steiner/Teddy Hart tag match could be considered bad.
As has become a running theme with the WWN Supershow, a bunch of matches deliver, a few of them are really good, and a few angles are sprinkled in along the way. Will Ospreay vs. Matt Riddle was a special kind of match, the dream matches delivered, and there is a whole lot to be hopeful for in the future of EVOLVE, as the opening six-man tag illustrated. Huge thumbs up for Mercury Rising 2018 – buy this show!
If the main event of TakeOver New Orleans isn’t for you, have a long hard think about whether you’re still a fan of the WWE’s concept of modern wrestling. It’s totally cool if you aren’t, but if this didn’t do anything for you, I’m not sure what else from them will.
EVOLVE 103 got off to a really slow start with the first two matches. Fortunately, the show got much better from that point on with three or four very good matches and a great main event. While EVOLVE 102 was probably the better show overall, EVOLVE 103 still featured a number of matches that are worth checking out.
When this massive weekend in New Orleans is over, I don’t think EVOLVE 102 will stand out as one of the top shows that took place, but it was certainly a relatively easy show to watch from beginning to end. With three fantastic matches and three good matches, you really can’t go wrong.
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.