Event Archive 2019

Road to Tokyo Dome Night Two: The Birds of Prey strike again

Road to Tokyo Dome Night Two: The Birds of Prey strike again

During Night One of the Road to Tokyo Dome, the Birds of Prey won their match against Los Ingobernables de Japón. Tonight, the Birds of Prey pinned BUSHI of LIG to win their second match in two nights. Robbie Eagles, Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Kazuchika Okada...

Road to Tokyo Dome Night One: Takahashi falls short in ring return

Road to Tokyo Dome Night One: Takahashi falls short in ring return

It wasn’t the comeback Hiromu Takahashi had hoped for. After being out of action with a broken neck for 530 days, Los Ingobernables de Japón’s Hiromu Takahashi returned to action at Night One of Road to Tokyo Dome. Takahashi teamed with his Los Ingobernables de Japón...

TLC matches fail to deliver at TLC (which fails to deliver)

TLC matches fail to deliver at TLC (which fails to deliver)

TLC, WWE’s annual pay-per-view event, is supposed to stand for Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. Unfortunately, this year’s edition was Trite and Largely Crummy. Particularly disappointing was the fact that both of the show’s titular TLC matches failed to deliver the...

PCO shocks Rush for world title at dire ROH Final Battle 2019

PCO shocks Rush for world title at dire ROH Final Battle 2019

Tonight at ROH Final Battle 2019, PCO looks to complete his wrestling resurrection and fulfill his destiny at 51 years of age. All that stands in his way is the dominant ROH World Champion Rush, who took the company by storm in under a year. The world title is on the...

NJPW World Tag League Update: Evil and Sanada poised for three-peat

NJPW World Tag League Update: Evil and Sanada poised for three-peat

It is up to Evil and Sanada to win or lose World Tag League 2019. Evil and Sanada beat one of NJPW’s most successful tag teams in Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima to claim the top spot heading into Sunday's finale. Evil survived a Kojima lariat to pin him with...

NJPW World Tag League Update: Los Ingobernables take over top spot

NJPW World Tag League Update: Los Ingobernables take over top spot

The two-time IWGP Tag Team Champions are now leading the pack. Los Ingobernables’ Sanada and Evil have moved ahead in NJPW’s World Tag League tournament taking the number one spot away from Juice Robinson and David Finlay and current IWGP Tag Team Champions, Tama...

NJPW World Tag League Update: Los Ingobernables hold their ground

NJPW World Tag League Update: Los Ingobernables hold their ground

EVIL and SANADA of Los Ingobernables de Japon continue to be tied for the lead in the World Tag League tournament winning eight of their nine matches so far and facing Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI tonight. EVIL and Ishii started the match off tentatively. SANADA ran...

Owens subs for Rusev at Starrcade

Owens subs for Rusev at Starrcade

Although WWE Network subscribers saw that ominous steel cage hovering above the ring, they never got to see The Fiend defend his WWE Championship against challenger Braun Strowman. For the second year in a row, WWE aired only a part of the annual Starrcade show, a...

NJPW World Tag League Update: Three-way tie for first place

NJPW World Tag League Update: Three-way tie for first place

It sure is getting crowded at the top of the NJPW World Tag League standings. The teams of Juice Robinson and David Finlay, Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi, Evil and Sanada are all tied at the top of the tournament with 12 points each. Jeff Cobb and Mikey Nicholls are...

Survivor Series a tasty Thanksgiving treat

Survivor Series a tasty Thanksgiving treat

For the first few years, Survivor Series was held on the night of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. This year's version wasn't, but it was certainly stuffed like a turkey. Not only with a third brand in both of the traditional elimination matches. But also in terms of...

The absolute carnage that was NXT TakeOver: WarGames

The absolute carnage that was NXT TakeOver: WarGames

The most entertaining wrestlers come with a fire in their belly, a glow of determination in their eyes and a demolition mentality. The NXT women’s roster definitely did not come to play, they came for a fight at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. In the pre-show we learned that...

NJPW World Tag League Day Five: FinJuice is in the lead

NJPW World Tag League Day Five: FinJuice is in the lead

With Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi having a day off, Juice Robinson and David Finlay are at the top of the NJPW World Tag League tournament. On Day Five, the bombastic, crowd-pleasing team has overtaken former tournament leaders by two points. The shift in fortunes...

NJPW World Tag League Day Four: It’s getting crowded at the top

NJPW World Tag League Day Four: It’s getting crowded at the top

Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi have some competition for the top spot in NJPW’s World Tag League tournament. They now share that distinction with Juice Robinson and David Finlay as well as Toru Yano and Colt Cabana. The odd couple of Yano and Cabana stole a win right...

NJPW World Tag League Day Three: Chaos pulls ahead

NJPW World Tag League Day Three: Chaos pulls ahead

The Chaos faction team of Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi sit at the top of the World Tag League tournament with an undefeated record. At Day Three emanating from Korakuen Hall, the team defeated the powerhouse Los Ingobernables team of Terrible and Shingo Takagi who...

The Fiend, WWE women make history at Crown Jewel

The Fiend, WWE women make history at Crown Jewel

The WWE’s boogeyman has bagged a treat on Halloween. Bray Wyatt, known as The Fiend in the WWE, defeated Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Perhaps...

NJPW’s Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League begins

NJPW’s Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League begins

It is time once again for the “juniors” to shine. The eight teams competing in this year’s NJPW Super Jr. Tag League tournament are: Roppongi 3K (Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu) Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo) Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu...

Tag team grudge matches highlight NJPW’s New Japan Road

Tag team grudge matches highlight NJPW’s New Japan Road

The more the merrier was the theme of NJPW’s New Japan Road with six of the seven matches being tag team wars. In a special tag team main event match, it was Kota Ibushi and current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada teaming up to face the Los Ingobernables de...

Hell in a Cell: Kingslayer … Beastslayer … Fiendslayer?

Hell in a Cell: Kingslayer … Beastslayer … Fiendslayer?

As Universal Champion Seth Rollins stepped into the Hell in a Cell structure, the question being asked was whether he could withstand "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt’s fight for the title. Halfway through the match, the conversation changed to whether the title had anything to...

NJPW Destruction in Kobe: White wins Intercontinental Championship

NJPW Destruction in Kobe: White wins Intercontinental Championship

Jay White dominated defending IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito for the majority of their main event match. White hit his signature Blade Runner to pin Naito and become the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion. Yuji Nagata, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura vs....

Seth gets monster mashed at Clash of Champions

Seth gets monster mashed at Clash of Champions

The WWE Universal Champion didn’t have much time to celebrate after defeating ‘The Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions before another monster struck. As Rollins held up the belt, saluting the Spectrum Center audience in Charlotte, North Carolina,...

NJPW Destruction in Beppu: ZSJ is the new RevPro champ

NJPW Destruction in Beppu: ZSJ is the new RevPro champ

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Zack Sabre Jr. battled for the RevPro championship at NJPW Destruction in Beppu. After a series of back and forth roll ups, Sabre Jr. was able to pin Tanahashi to become the new RevPro champion. Young Lion’s Cup Match: Karl Fredericks vs. Yota...

Road to Destruction Night Three: Sabre Jr. injures the Ace

Road to Destruction Night Three: Sabre Jr. injures the Ace

The battle for the RevPro British Heavyweight Championship wages on in NJPW. Zack Sabre Jr., who lost the championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi at NJPW Royal Quest last week, punished The Ace on the third night of the Road to Destruction tour. In their main event tag team...

Canada goes 1-for-3 in Toronto Summerslam

Canada goes 1-for-3 in Toronto Summerslam

Though the conventional wisdom is that SummerSlam is WWE's second-biggest event of any calendar year, the truth is that it has slipped behind the Royal Rumble in terms of both anticipation and venue size. The 2019 edition wasn't helped by a card that didn't feel much...

SummerSlam 2019 Insider

SummerSlam 2019 Insider

The Beast was slain. The Fiend arrived. SummerSlam 2019 is in the books. Unlike some other WWE shows, there wasn't a whole lot that happened in the arena that you didn't see on the broadcast but here are some tidbits and the sentiment of the crowd. Some of these might...

G1 Climax finalists determined

G1 Climax finalists determined

Much to the chagrin of those in the Nippon Budokan, Jay White is the B Block finalist. Fans booed and started filing out of the arena before White even had the time to address them and celebrate. White won his last six matches to secure the block win. White will...

NXT TakeOver: Toronto gets love from Triple H

NXT TakeOver: Toronto gets love from Triple H

After NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, answered questions in person and on the phone from media, calling it "across the board, a phenomenal show." The main event, Adam Cole defeating...

G1 Climax 29 Night 17: Ibushi and Okada battle for A Block

G1 Climax 29 Night 17: Ibushi and Okada battle for A Block

For the second year in a row the Golden Star is in the finals of the G1. Kota Ibushi defeated the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada, to claim the spot. Ibushi will face either Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Jon Moxley or Tetsuya Naito in the finals of the...

G1 Climax 29 Night 16: Four-way tie in B Block

G1 Climax 29 Night 16: Four-way tie in B Block

It will either be Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Jon Moxley or Tetsuya Naito who will be your G1 Climax B Block winner this year. All four superstars are tied with 10 points each following last night's tournament action. Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson,...

G1 Climax 29 Night 14: Challengers close in on Moxley

G1 Climax 29 Night 14: Challengers close in on Moxley

Only two points separates B Block leader Jon Moxley from his closest competition. Tetsuya Naito, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and Jay White all sit in second with eight points each, Moxley has ten points after Night 14 of the G1 Climax 29 tournament. B Block members...

G1 Climax 29 Night 13: A Block field thins out

G1 Climax 29 Night 13: A Block field thins out

After Night 13 of the G1 Climax tournament only five superstars remain in contention as the competition in A Block was whittled down by exactly half. Sanada, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer, Will Ospreay and Bad Luck Fale now have no chance of winning this year’s...

G1 Climax 29 Night 12: Moxley suffers first NJPW loss

G1 Climax 29 Night 12: Moxley suffers first NJPW loss

Sneaky Style has played spoiler once again. Toru Yano, the Sublime Master Thief of NJPW, bamboozled Jon Moxley to hand him his first loss of the G1 Climax tournament and his first ever loss in NJPW. Yano was up to his old tricks even before their match began. Yano...

G1 Climax 29 Night 11: The champ moves ahead

G1 Climax 29 Night 11: The champ moves ahead

With eight days left in the G1 Climax tournament, the five-time IWGP Heavyweight champion sits at the top of A Block. Defeating Suzuki-gun’s Lance Archer, Kazuchika Okada leads the block by four points over Kenta, Kota Ibushi and Hiroshi Tanahashi who are all tied for...

G1 Climax 29 Night Ten: Moxley takes command of B Block

G1 Climax 29 Night Ten: Moxley takes command of B Block

Jon Moxley has pulled ahead of his nearest rival Juice Robinson by four points (two wins) to rule the B Block roost. Robinson lost to Tomohiro Ishii on night ten while Moxley continued his unbeaten G1 Climax streak by taking Tetsuya Naito, the leader of Los...

G1 Climax 29 Night Nine: Okada and Kenta battle for A Block

G1 Climax 29 Night Nine: Okada and Kenta battle for A Block

There is a tie no more. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada has defeated Kenta for the top spot in A Block. In their main event match which was rather disappointing and sluggish considering those involved, Okada took everything Kenta had to throw at him and...

G1 Climax 29 Night Eight: Moxley sits on top of B Block

G1 Climax 29 Night Eight: Moxley sits on top of B Block

Dean Ambrose who? The reinvigorated Jon Moxley is slowly but surely putting his WWE past behind him as he continues to dominate the NJPW G1 Climax tournament. Moxley is on a four match winning streak. He now leads B Block with 8 points, 2 points over his NJPW rival...

G1 Climax 29 Night Seven: Kenta and Okada double up on A Block

G1 Climax 29 Night Seven: Kenta and Okada double up on A Block

Each unbeaten with four wins in a row, Kenta and the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada now have double the points of their nearest A Block competitors. Kenta has put his jumbled run as Hideo Itami in NXT and 205 Live for the WWE to rest as one of the...

G1 Climax 29 Night Three: A trio remains undefeated

G1 Climax 29 Night Three: A trio remains undefeated

After their second night of A Block competition Lance Archer, Kenta and Kazuchika Okada are tied at the top of the division, each having won two matches in a row. In a battle of the big men, Fale kicked out of a chokeslam leaving Archer and the crowd completely...

Tag team wrestling rules at AEW Fight for the Fallen

Tag team wrestling rules at AEW Fight for the Fallen

AEW is kind of in a weird limbo this summer. Its TV show doesn't start up until October, and it's next really big pay-per-view, All Out, is set for late August. In the meantime, the promotion is still running events and has to figure out ways to make them stand out...

Upsets rule G1 Climax 29 Night Two

Upsets rule G1 Climax 29 Night Two

It was a night of upsets as B Block took centre stage at the G1 Climax 29 tournament. In a shocker, Juice Robinson defeated Shingo Takagi, who was virtually unstoppable in the Best of the Super Juniors tournament just a few months ago. Robinson sent Shingo flying into...

Slammiversary delivers a Five-Star show in the Lone Star state

Slammiversary delivers a Five-Star show in the Lone Star state

Hank Hill, one of TV's wisest characters, had nothing good to say about Dallas, Texas, even going so far as to tell his wife Peggy "I don't want you going to Dallas at all." I rarely disagree with Hank Hill - but if Impact Wrestling can put great PPV shows like...

G1 Climax Night One: Okada defeats Tanahashi for the first time

G1 Climax Night One: Okada defeats Tanahashi for the first time

Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi have battled many times before in the G1 Climax with each match ending in a time limit draw. However, in Dallas at the first night of the G1 Climax, Okada defeated Tanahashi after hitting three rain makers. Roppongi 3K (Sho and...

AEW x CEO Fyter Fest: Street Fighting Elite closes out Main Event

AEW x CEO Fyter Fest: Street Fighting Elite closes out Main Event

After Double or Nothing proved to be a huge success for All Elite Wrestling now it's time to see how AEW puts on shows when they don't have months and months to prepare a card. With a headline to mock the failed Fyre Fest, expect some silliness from the matches, but...

Stomping Grounds becomes Courting Grounds

Stomping Grounds becomes Courting Grounds

Eyebrows deep in recycled, tiresome angles and matches, the WWE is placing their bets on a real-life love connection to capture the imagination of fans. The WWE’s power couple of Universal Champion Seth Rollins and Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch is not only being...

Titans clash badly, no cash-in sadly at WWE Super ShowDown

Titans clash badly, no cash-in sadly at WWE Super ShowDown

Surprise. Surprise. Despite their assurances that it would be, the second annual Super ShowDown was nowhere near a WrestleMania quality broadcast. Perhaps the WrestleMania the WWE were referring to was WrestleMania 12. If so, that would make total sense. The...

NXT Takeover XXV: Cole and Gargano great, the rest not so much

NXT Takeover XXV: Cole and Gargano great, the rest not so much

Since the first NXT special five years ago, WWE's "third brand" has delivered some incredible shows. Often, they've been the best of the lot when included as part of a big PPV weekend. While Saturday's Takeover XXV show was fine, and featured a very solid main event,...

Best of the Super Jrs. Night 13: Shingo Takagi wins A Block

Best of the Super Jrs. Night 13: Shingo Takagi wins A Block

The Bone Soldier couldn’t slay The Dragon. Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Shingo Takagi has defeated Bullet Club’s Taiji Ishimori to win A Block division of this year’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Ishimori used his speed and agility to counter Takagi’s pure...

AEW: Double or Nothing, THE competition has arrived

AEW: Double or Nothing, THE competition has arrived

It only took 18 long years but the day is finally here. In 2018, they were just five men who proved to the industry and fans alike that you could become some of the biggest names, one of the biggest brands in pro wrestling without signing a contract in Stamford,...

Best of the Super Jrs. Night Seven: El Phantasmo rules B Block

Best of the Super Jrs. Night Seven: El Phantasmo rules B Block

It was a lucky seventh night of the Best of the Super Jrs 2019 for NJPW fans as it had none of those tag team filler matches. It was all singles tournament matches and at the end of the night it was Canadian El Phantasmo leading B Block. It was no easy night for the...

Best of the Super Jrs: Four-way tie on Night Four

Best of the Super Jrs: Four-way tie on Night Four

Robbie Eagles, El Phantasmo, Will Ospreay and Ryusuke Taguchi are now all tied at the top of B Block. Each of the superstars has four points with wins tonight. A Block resumes action on Saturday as Friday is a day off for NJPW. Shingo Takagi, Taiji Ishimori and Tiger...

Best of the Super Jrs. Night Three: The champ gets on the board

Best of the Super Jrs. Night Three: The champ gets on the board

The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion has notched a win. Dragon Lee scored a victory against Sho, one half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, tonight in the latest round of the Super Jr. tournament. Lee, the brother of Rush, lost to the former champion...

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Night One: Taichi a two-time champ

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Night One: Taichi a two-time champ

On the first night of NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku Taichi became the NEVER Openweight Champion for the second time while Dragon Lee retained his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship for the first time. At the start of the NEVER Openweight Championship match, Taichi...

Road to Wrestling Dontaku: Liger and Suzuki clash

Road to Wrestling Dontaku: Liger and Suzuki clash

On the 30th anniversary of his career in wrestling Jyushin Thunder Liger was not backing down from one Minoru Suzuki. On night six of the Road to Wrestling Dontaku, it was the dastardly Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Minoru Suzuki) against Ryusuke...

NJPW Road to Dontaku: Roppongi 3K still the champs

NJPW Road to Dontaku: Roppongi 3K still the champs

The main event of night seven of Road to Dontaku featured an exciting tag team match with Los Ingobernables de Japon members Bushi and Shingo Takagi challenging IWGP Junior Tag Champions Roppongi 3K, Sho and Yoh. Road to Wrestling Dontaku – Aki no Kuni SENGOKU EMAKI...

NJPW Road to Dontaku: Suzuki-gun blindsides Cobb

NJPW Road to Dontaku: Suzuki-gun blindsides Cobb

A double champion got into double trouble at Road to Wrestling Dontaku. Jeff Cobb, the current ROH World Television Champion and NJPW’s NEVER Openweight Champion, had his bell rung by the dastardly Suzuki-gun. Cobb’s team of Toa Henare and Yoshi-Hashi were facing...

Naito challenges Ibushi at NJPW Sengorku Lord

Naito challenges Ibushi at NJPW Sengorku Lord

Kota Ibushi was successful in his first IWGP Intercontinental title defence defeating the most electrifying superstar in sports entertainment today, Zack Sabre Jr, at the Sengorku Lord event in Nagoya, Japan. Ibushi received a surprise though as former champion...

A slow start to The Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2019

A slow start to The Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2019

The first lead-up card to May's two night NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019 event featured decent wrestling but not much else. One of nine events meant to push the upcoming Dontaku show, tonight's card was mostly devoid of any big angles or intriguing happenings. At the end...

NXT TakeOver: Gargano overcomes the Undisputed Era

NXT TakeOver: Gargano overcomes the Undisputed Era

In a dramatic finale to NXT TakeOver: New York, Johnny Gargano had to overcome not only Adam Cole in their best two-out-of-three fall match but also Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong to become the new NXT champion. Gargano never stopped fighting even with...

New Japan Cup Night Twelve: Kazuchika Okada wins

New Japan Cup Night Twelve: Kazuchika Okada wins

Kazuchika Okada has defeated SANADA in the New Japan Cup finals and will go on to challenge Jay White for the IWGP heavyweight championship at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6th. Once the bell rang, SANADA took Okada down to apply a knee lock and...

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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