Event Archive 2018

WWE TLC 2018: Asuka, Ambrose win, Corbin loses

WWE TLC 2018: Asuka, Ambrose win, Corbin loses

With two title changes and the downfall of Baron Corbin the WWE said goodbye to 2018 with Tables, Ladders and Chairs, their last pay-per-view of the year. Tying with Styles and Bryan for the best match of the evening and certainly one of the best matches of the year,...

RAW dominates a lack luster Survivor Series

RAW dominates a lack luster Survivor Series

Survivor Series is a Thanksgiving week tradition and this year the Staples Center in Los Angeles played host. With the brand split, it's now tradition to bill the entire show as Monday Night RAW versus Smackdown Live. Which means none of the matches have any real...

WWE history made with Evolution

WWE history made with Evolution

Win or lose, every woman was a winner tonight. Tonight wasn’t about a main event but something that goes far beyond the squared circle. WWE Evolution makes history and breaks the glass ceiling by hosting many prominent athletes from the past, the present and maybe...

Super Show-Down is a super let-down

Super Show-Down is a super let-down

Barring a classic match between legends Triple H and The Undertaker and a few of the other matches on the card, WWE’s Super Show-Down in Australia was a total bust. Half of the matches on the card ran approximately only 10 minutes and were weak to mediocre at best....

Mae Young Classic 2018 – Episode Four: Too many uneven match-ups

Mae Young Classic 2018 – Episode Four: Too many uneven match-ups

With last week’s episode filled with excitement and enticing rivalries, I was expecting this final round of the Mae Young Classic to be nothing less. However, I was otherwise disappointed, especially with the last match. It’s safe to say that the Japanese high flyer...

New champ crowned at Destruction in Beppu

New champ crowned at Destruction in Beppu

Taichi is going home...with the Never Openweight Championship. It took almost all of Suzuki-gun but Taichi defeated Chaos' Hirooki Goto at Destruction in Beppu to claim the title. It is Taichi's (Taichiro Maki's) first singles title in New Japan Wrestling. He has held...

Hell in a Cell unleashes The Beast

Hell in a Cell unleashes The Beast

Brock Lesnar wasn’t finished with them yet. Although he was not scheduled to appear on the card, the former and definitely most notorious WWE Universal Champion made his presence felt at Hell in a Cell 2018. Lesnar interfered in the Universal Championship match...

Mae Young Classic 2018 – Episode Two: Rookie outperforms veterans

Mae Young Classic 2018 – Episode Two: Rookie outperforms veterans

Never underestimate the underdog. Rookie Kacy Catanzaro put on an incredible performance in the second episode of the Mae Young Classic 2018, with a win over the powerhouse, Reina Gonzalez. The former American Ninja Warrior competitor used her athletic background to...

Mae Young Classic 2018 – Episode One: Satomura dominates

Mae Young Classic 2018 – Episode One: Satomura dominates

It’s safe to say that experience prevailed over technique and wrestling style in the opening round of the 2018 Mae Young Classic. Although this episode started off a little slow, it picked up by the end. The best was saved for last. The crowd roared as the Yokozuna...

SummerSlam 2018 rushes and drags

SummerSlam 2018 rushes and drags

The problem with building to trying to build everything to a crescendo at the same time, as WWE does every summer in the run-up to SummerSlam, is that it’s tricky to have it all come off in the best possible fashion. The 2018 edition of the second-biggest event on the...

Ciampa the last man standing at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV

Ciampa the last man standing at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV

It was as nasty and as vicious as everyone thought it would be. At the end of all the crazy chaos which would have made ECW proud, Tommaso Ciampa retained the NXT Championship over his challenger, former tag team partner and bitter rival, Johnny Gargano at another...

Mat Matters: Slammiversary a mix of old and new for me

Mat Matters: Slammiversary a mix of old and new for me

TORONTO - When I look at a lineup card these days, it's inevitable to do a mental checklist: interviewed him; talked with her on the phone; sat in a bar with him. Sunday night's Slammiversary pay-per-view in Toronto was no different, but it's the unexpected interview...

Castle keeps ROH World title at end of Best in the World

Castle keeps ROH World title at end of Best in the World

BALTIMORE -- Ring of Honor held its Best in the World 2018 PPV Friday night at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In the main event, Dalton Castle beat Cody and Marty Scrull to retain the his world title by pinning Scrull with a bangarang. NWA World...

Stellar women’s matches make Money in the Bank a Blissful event

Stellar women’s matches make Money in the Bank a Blissful event

Late last year, CNN and many other media outlets predicted that 2018 would be the Year of the Women. Well, if Sunday night's WWE Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View event is any indication, that may very well be true. Because the women simply stole the show. Both in terms...

NJPW Dominion 6.9 2018 – Omega reaches the top of the mountain

NJPW Dominion 6.9 2018 – Omega reaches the top of the mountain

New Japan’s 2018 Dominion 6.9 signaled a changing of the guards in the company. A total of 4 titles changed hands, but the biggest news is that for the first time in about 2 years, Kazuchika Okada is not the IWGP Heavyweight Champion. In a brutal, 65-minute epic,...

Jericho makes even more NJPW friends at Dominion

Jericho makes even more NJPW friends at Dominion

Nowadays, Chris Jericho is making friends wherever he goes including NJPW where The Ace has him in his sights now. At Dominion, Jericho wanted to rip the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from around The Rainmaker’s waist but instead he left Osaka-Jo Hall without the gold...

Takahashi wins Best of the Super Juniors

Takahashi wins Best of the Super Juniors

The Ticking Time Bomb has exploded. Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Hiromu Takahashi has won NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors 2018. Takahashi defeated Bullet Club’s ‘Bone Soldier’ Taiji Ishimori in the final match of the annual tournament now in its 25th year. The match...

Dontaku spotlights violent battle between Golden Lovers, Bullet Club

Dontaku spotlights violent battle between Golden Lovers, Bullet Club

The bloody Kenny Omega was able to overcome Hangman Page's violent and underhanded tactics at New Japan's Wrestling Dontaku. However, the underhanded tactics from Cody allowed him to pick up the win against Kota Ibushi. Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi)...

Lesnar retains and Strowman wins the 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble

Lesnar retains and Strowman wins the 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble

Today, WWE heads to Saudi Arabia for the Greatest Royal Rumble. 50 men look to take the biggest Royal Rumble in a historic event for the WWE! Plus, Roman Reigns look to win the WWE Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar in a steel cage. All that and more at the...

Pentagon Jr. becomes world champion at Impact Wrestling: Redemption

After Alberto El Patron was fired from Impact Wrestling, Impact World Champion Austin Aries made his call at House of Hardcore and called on WrestleMania weekend opponents Lucha Underground opponents Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix to rematch him at Redemption with the...

NXT TakeOver: New Orleans not only thing on Triple H’s mind

NXT TakeOver: New Orleans not only thing on Triple H’s mind

For a conference call about NXT: TakeOver, Triple H sure managed to talk about a lot of other things on Friday. Which is all good. Having just come back from the world premiere in Los Angeles of the Andre the Giant documentary set for HBO on April 10, Triple H was in...

Bullet Club strife dominates Strong Style Evolved

Bullet Club strife dominates Strong Style Evolved

Strong Style Evolved was like a Bullet Club summit and who could blame New Japan for continuing to push the most popular faction since the nWo during their first U.S. show in 2018? At the centre of it all are Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes. Although Omega has reunited...

Sabre Jr. wins the New Japan Cup

Sabre Jr. wins the New Japan Cup

Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the New Japan Cup and earned the right to face the IWGP heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada at Sakura Genesis on April 1. Taka Michinoku came out with Zack Sabre Jr. and introduced him and demanded that Tanahashi come...

Styles survives breakneck Six Pack Challenge at WWE Fastlane

Styles survives breakneck Six Pack Challenge at WWE Fastlane

Tonight at WWE Fastlane, WWE Champion AJ Styles looks to survive a Six-Pack Challenge to head to WrestleMania to face Shinsuke Nakamura. Standing in front of him are John Cena, who claims to need a road to WrestleMania, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, and the on-again,...

Castle survives Lethal in the highlight of ROH 16th Anniversary

Castle survives Lethal in the highlight of ROH 16th Anniversary

Tonight at ROH 16th Anniversary, ROH World Champion Dalton Castle and Jay Lethal square off in the main event of the evening! Plus, the ROH World Tag Team Champions Motor City Machine Guns take on The Briscoes in a match-up of two of the greatest tag teams in the...

Reigns on the Road to WrestleMania after Elimination Chamber

Reigns on the Road to WrestleMania after Elimination Chamber

Tonight at WWE Elimination Chamber, the Road to WrestleMania gets set in one of the most dangerous matches in WWE history. The main event features seven men looking to face WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the title. Braun Strowman, John Cena,...

Castle survives surprise opponent at Honor Rising

Castle survives surprise opponent at Honor Rising

Ring of Honor World Champion Dalton Castle had to fight off two opponents to walk out of Honor Rising with the title. Originally, the match was supposed to be Castle against an injured Beretta but as Castle was making his entrance, the Beer City Bruiser entered the...

Bullet Club continues to fracture at Honor Rising

Bullet Club continues to fracture at Honor Rising

The New Japan Pro Wrestling show Honor Rising, where the promotion teams with Ring of Honor, saw feud among Bullet Club members escalate between Kenny Omega and Cody, and a new feud begin between Hangman Page and Cody. It is unknown where Marty Scurll's allegiance is...

Entertaining but predictable New Beginning in Osaka

Entertaining but predictable New Beginning in Osaka

Count that as 601 days. As many expected, IWGP Heavyweight Champion - Kazuchika Okada - fended off the threat of Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Sanada at New Beginning in Osaka, without Gedo at ringside. At the start of the match, Sanada took Okada down to the mat with...

Royal Rumble and Ronda Rousey ramp up women’s revolution

Royal Rumble and Ronda Rousey ramp up women’s revolution

With apologies to "Mama" Cass Elliot, the road is definitely a place for a lady - especially when it's the "road to WrestleMania", and the lady is former UFC champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey. Because it's clear from Rousey's appearance in the closing minutes of WWE's...

Bullet Club implodes at New Beginning

Bullet Club implodes at New Beginning

It was a very bad night for Bullet Club at the second day of New Beginning in Sapporo. Not only did Kenny Omega lose the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship to challenger 'Switchblade' Jay White and The Young Bucks lose the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team...

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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