Event Archive 2016

Reigns punked at Roadblock

Reigns punked at Roadblock

As Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, wrestling’s all-time greatest thinker, is fond of saying: "A friend in need is a pest." At RoadBlock, the final WWE pay-per-view of 2016, it was all about the trials and tribulations of friendship. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens punked the...

O’Reilly taps Cole in the tacks at ROH Final Battle 2016

O’Reilly taps Cole in the tacks at ROH Final Battle 2016

Tonight at ROH Final Battle 2016, Kyle O'Reilly gets his chance at revenge after chasing ROH World Champion Adam Cole all year long. The difference is that anything goes in the world title main event. No DQ for the world title tonight! Plus, The Young Bucks defend the...

Exhilarated crowd seeks answers after shocking Survivor Series ending

Exhilarated crowd seeks answers after shocking Survivor Series ending

"I don’t understand it," exclaimed a fan behind me, repeating this several times to his friend, as others around him either stood in disbelief or cheered jubilantly after Goldberg handily dispatched Brock Lesnar in the main event of Sunday’s show. There were no boos,...

NXT Takeover Toronto: Saturday night fighting at the ACC

NXT Takeover Toronto: Saturday night fighting at the ACC

As a recurring show, Takeover is at times both table-setter and show-stealer, ushering in the WWE’s big Sunday events as something of an appetizer, while often being just as satisfying as the main course. Tonight, in Toronto, the NXT stars take aim at filling some...

Hell in a Cell: A ‘Triple H’ with three Cell matches

Hell in a Cell: A ‘Triple H’ with three Cell matches

Three main events, five championship matches in total, and a crowd hungry to see history happen. The stage is set for what felt like overkill going into the night with three matches in the cell, but it somehow worked with all having their own style. The show...

No Mercy: Many titles and a career up for grabs

No Mercy: Many titles and a career up for grabs

With a juggled line-up card (could it really be true that the WWE shifted their match order around the Presidential Debate time?), No Mercy throws its Triple Threat Title Match at you first, bringing you Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt in the main event. Dolph Ziggler,...

Rollins bumped off the Kevin Owens Show at Clash of Champions

Rollins bumped off the Kevin Owens Show at Clash of Champions

Tonight at WWE Clash of Champions, WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins fight for the title in the main event as they both aim to prove something to WWE Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon...but for much different reasons. Plus, WWE United States...

The Cruiserweight Classic: A champ is crowned by the King of Kings

The Cruiserweight Classic: A champ is crowned by the King of Kings

Bravado. That’s what it takes to label the inaugural version of anything “Classic”, and it’s also a quality required of each competitor that has made it to the remaining four featured in tonight’s live finale. We will soon learn who has enough remaining will,...

Backlash: Styles wins WWE World Title, Crotch Shot feud

Backlash: Styles wins WWE World Title, Crotch Shot feud

It started with an exaggerated crotch shot on the ropes by Dean Ambrose then evolved into a straight-up kick to the crotch by A.J. Styles and it ended with a match to determine who had the most testicular fortitude at Backlash. The A.J. Styles and Dean Ambrose Crotch...

Strong start peters out at overstuffed SummerSlam

Strong start peters out at overstuffed SummerSlam

More isn’t always better. SummerSlam 2016 was definite proof of that. As always, the WWE tried its best to load up the second-biggest pay-per-view card of the year, one that returned to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the second straight year. While it started...

Cole deadlier than Lethal at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV

Cole deadlier than Lethal at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV

Adam Cole and The Young Bucks made it personal with ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, shaving his head after attacking Kyle O'Reilly before the world title bout. Tonight at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV, Lethal wants revenge in addition to wanting to keep the belt. Has...

Hot DC crowd adds more heat to a red hot Battleground

Hot DC crowd adds more heat to a red hot Battleground

WASHINGTON - Taking my seat at the Verizon Center in Washington DC Sunday night, I had little to no expectations for the show. Having not watched the main WWE product in months, even just hearing the results bored me. The wrestling boom that had been going on for the...

Lethal able to retain and remain Best in the World against Briscoe

Lethal able to retain and remain Best in the World against Briscoe

Tonight at Best in the World '16, a rematch one year in the making as ROH World Champion Jay Lethal looks to further strengthen his grip on the title against familiar foe Jay Briscoe. Who leaves as the true Best in the World? Plus, Steve Corino and BJ Whitmer look to...

One new champ deserves another at Money in the Bank

One new champ deserves another at Money in the Bank

Even though it isn’t considered one of the “Big Four” WWE pay-per-view events, Money in the Bank has the potential to shake things up in a way most other shows can’t. That promise is baked into the premise, with the winner of the titular match at its heart getting a...

Lashley puts Galloway to sleep for world title at Slammiversary

Lashley puts Galloway to sleep for world title at Slammiversary

Tonight at TNA Slammiversary, Drew Galloway steps into the fighting world of Lashley as he defends the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in a match that can only be won by knockout or tapout. Will Galloway be able to stand going blow-for-blow with the MMA star? Plus,...

Reigns drops Styles in classic and Rollins returns at Extreme Rules

Reigns drops Styles in classic and Rollins returns at Extreme Rules

Tonight at WWE Extreme Rules, AJ Styles wants to take it to the extreme in the main event as he tries to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Roman Reigns. Will Styles be able to be the guy who beats "The Guy?" Plus, the Intercontinental Championship on...

WWE takes one step forward, two steps Payback

WWE takes one step forward, two steps Payback

Though it was mentioned several times on tonight's WWE Payback that the company was entering a new era, that's not exactly how things played out. Indeed, over the course of the show, it seemed like the company was straddling the line between the old and the new, with...

WrestleMania 32 bigger, longer, not always better in Dallas

WrestleMania 32 bigger, longer, not always better in Dallas

If you would have told Vince McMahon and other high-ranking WWE officials a year ago that they were going to have to plan to attempt breaking the WrestleMania attendance record in 2016 without John Cena, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins on the card, they may have briefly...

WrestleMania 32: The Live Report

WrestleMania 32: The Live Report

Join us tonight for our live page with details of what's happening at WrestleMania. Nolan Howell will lead the charge, and hopefully there will be a few other members of the SLAM! Wrestling crew contributing as well. Our long-time SLAM! Wrestling TV writers, Nick...

NXT Takeover: Dallas delivers big time

NXT Takeover: Dallas delivers big time

DALLAS — Good luck, WrestleMania. WWE’s presentation of NXT Takeover: Dallas on Friday night was one of those rare shows that not only lived up to hype that was already in the stratosphere — it exceed it. From start to finish inside the Kay Bailey Hutchinson...

Roadblock – A different perspective

Roadblock – A different perspective

Writing for SLAM! Wrestling, I've had the opportunity to see wrestling shows from literally every angle - at the very the top of stadium in the media box, at the ringside table, even backstage. Sitting directly beside the timekeeper's area at last night's WWE Network...

No surprises at a solid Roadblock

No surprises at a solid Roadblock

Thus far, the road to WrestleMania has been full of potholes. Angles that don’t quite make sense, match-ups that on paper at least appear to be quite disappointing and worst of all, there just doesn’t seem to be that big event feel. With WrestleMania only three weeks...

WWE sticks to the same course at Fastlane

WWE sticks to the same course at Fastlane

The February pay-per-view is in a tough spot on the WWE calendar, wedged as it is between two of the three biggest shows of the year. Thoughts have already turned to WrestleMania, so it’s tough to devise a way to make Fastlane matter. This year at least offered a...

Chaos reigns at The Royal Rumble

Chaos reigns at The Royal Rumble

WWE fans cannot catch a break. Every time they rejoice, thinking the company has turned the corner and are back on the right track, they have the rug pulled right out from under them once again. With the crowd packing the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, cheering so...

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CALENDAR

June 26: AEW Forbidden Door
July 1: Impact Against All Odds
July 2: WWE Money in the Bank
July 30: WWE Summerslam
Sep 3: WWE Clash at the Castle
Oct 8: WWE Extreme Rules
Oct 8: Impact Bound For Glory
Nov 5: WWE Crown Jewel
Nov 26: WWE Survivor Series