Wrestling fans absolutely love tournaments. Well, I know I do anyway. All across the world, tournaments are the highlights of every promotion’s annual calendar, such as NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors, PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles, Lucha Underground’s Cueto Cup, WCPW’s Pro Wrestling World Cup, and Progress’ Super Strong Style. From the King of the Ring to the Cruiserweight Classic, tournaments have always been a part of WWE programming, yet in the last few years, they really have seemed to have made a comeback, with the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, and the upcoming Mae Young Classic. These tournaments always prove to be successful, pulling in a lot of praise and attention for their great in-ring action, surprising and memorable moments, and ability to create stars. With that in mind, perhaps it’s time for WWE to draw up a few more brackets and order a few more trophies. But what tournaments could WWE potentially do in the near future? Well, I have a few suggestions. Here are Five Potential WWE Tournaments.
Wrestling is full of so many unbelievable, crazy, inspiring, and at times tragic tales and life stories, so documentaries about sports entertainment were bound to be made. From the infamous Beyond the Mat to Wrestling with Shadows, there’s been so many incredible wrestling documentaries over the years, but despite more and more being made as the years go by, there are still hundreds of stories yet to be documented for us all to see. But which wrestlers are most deserving of having their lives and careers recorded for our entertainment? Here are the Top 10 Wrestlers Who Deserve Their Own Documentaries.
Everyone has been talking about it. You’ve seen the internet blow-up over their five and six star matches, you’ve seen everyone wearing Bullet Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon t-shirts, and you’ve even heard WWE commentators talk about the likes of AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Gallows and Anderson being IWGP champions – so why haven’t you started watching New Japan Pro Wrestling? Is it because it’s on the other side of the globe? Maybe it’s not the style of wrestling you’re used to? Perhaps you’re worried you won’t recognise any of their stars? Or is it because you just have no idea where to start? Well, here’s where I come in to help. I know how daunting it can be delving into an entire new world of wrestling, and you might need a little bit of guidance through this strange Eastern promotion.
In this guide, I have provided ten matches for New Japan newbies to help get you into watching some of the best grappling on the planet. I’ve made my selections based not only on in-ring quality, but also on how accessible they are to new fans – each match features something that will be familiar to you, whether that be familiar faces that have had significant success in the west, English commentary to help you along the way, or that it’s easy to access online without setting up a paid subscription. I’ll also explain some of the traditions, unique quirks, and oddities that come along with this fantastic promotion. But that’s enough talk, let’s get down to some wrestling: here are 10 Matches for NJPW Newbies.
We’re now one year removed from the 2016 brand split. Because of this monumental shift within the realms of WWE, we’ve seen some highs, we’ve seen some lows, and we’ve seen absolute atrocities like The House of Horrors (let’s never speak of it again). But although some have suffered because of the brand split, many superstars have benefited massively from the segregation of the red and blue shows – but who’s gained the most from it in the last twelve months? Here are the Top 10 Superstars Who Have Benefited the Most from the WWE Brand Split.
With the G1 having already started, and the Mae Young Classic and BOLA taking place in August, it looks like we’re in for a damn good summer of tournament wrestling, so to celebrate, I’m taking a look at the greatest wrestling matches to ever take place within a bracket: here are my Top 10 Wrestling Tournament Matches.
We’re half way through 2017, and it is already proving to be one of the greatest and most interesting times to be a wrestling fan. So I’m looking at the bouts that have made this year so great up to this point – here are the Top 10 Matches of 2017 so Far.
Every single year, without fail, I buy the annual instalment in the WWE video game franchise. I have spent months of my life being entertained by these games because no matter how much I play them, they still provide me with hours of fun. With around a dozen WWE games in my current collection, it’s rare that a day goes by where I don’t indulge is some virtual grappling. Despite my love for these games though, I will be the first to admit that they’re not perfect. While most of the games are Wrestlemania X-7 levels of good, some of their features are Wrestlemania 9 levels of bad. So today, I’m looking at the virtual atrocities in otherwise great graps games. Here are the Top 10 Worst Things in WWE Video Games.
Over the years, many have come and gone in the wrestling industry that have influenced and inspired those watching at home, and even their own peers. But for every Gorgeous George, Superstar Billy Graham, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, there are plenty of unsung heroes that have had a direct impact on many both in and out of sports entertainment. So I’m taking a look at those that have had a huge effect on so many fans and wrestlers alike, yet simply don’t get the recognition they deserve for it. Here are the Top 10 Influential Wrestlers That Don’t Get the Recognition they Deserve.
During the 1990s, we witnessed one of the biggest rivalries in television history: The Monday Night Wars. Two behemoths of sports entertainment competed on a weekly basis for ratings supremacy until one of these juggernauts finally fell. But it wasn’t just on TV stations that these battles were happening. WWF and WCW were also competing in the video game market to see who could produce the best, and ultimately, the most popular releases, and the interesting thing is, these wars played out exactly the same on video game consoles as they did on television. The highs and lows of both companies were just as apparent in their games as they were on TV, and it made for some fascinating results. So let me take you on a journey through three generations of games consoles, three eras of wrestling, and a whole lot of attitude, as we look at The Monday Night Video Game Wars.