Event Archive 2020

NWA Back For The Attack PPV marks a year of change

NWA Back For The Attack PPV marks a year of change

One year can change everything.  The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) knows this better than anything, and I’ve already addressed some of those changes since coming onboard the SLAM Wrestling staff.  Anyone that also follows the NWA knows too well those changes, and...

Bullet Club calls the shots at Road to Tokyo Dome

Bullet Club calls the shots at Road to Tokyo Dome

Night two of the Road to Tokyo Dome was a great night if you were a member of Bullet Club. The faction cleaned house winning all but one of their matches. 'Switchblade' Jay White didn't get to say as much as he did last night though and that's because Kota Ibushi was...

Ospreay to Okada: ‘Don’t turn your back on me!’

Ospreay to Okada: ‘Don’t turn your back on me!’

Ahead of Wrestle Kingdom 15, Kazuchika Okada still hasn't learned his lesson. You never, ever turn your back on The Empire. In night one of Road to Tokyo Dome, NJPW stoked their rivalries leading into Wrestle Kingdom. The night consisted of tag team matches main...

Inferno Match cools down an otherwise red-hot TLC

Inferno Match cools down an otherwise red-hot TLC

It's the end of December. But instead of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, the gifts for wrestling fans on Sunday night were Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. And while the two matches on WWE's TLC that featured those titular weapons were great, and the other undercard...

Countdown to TLC 2020

Countdown to TLC 2020

  How can you have tables, ladders and chairs with no blood? We aren't sure but the WWE seems to do it every single year in their annual holiday miracle. Will the tables, ladders and chairs make a difference as Owens and Styles try to dethrone the champs in Roman...

ROH Final Battle 2020:  Matchups in the time of COVID

ROH Final Battle 2020: Matchups in the time of COVID

Folks, I'll be honest with you, if you'll let me rant for a spell.  This year has been a struggle to get through, including yours truly.  Trying to find a sense of whatever constitutes for normalcy is like me trying to find a unicorn, or politeness in politicians. ...

ELP makes history with back-to-back Super J-Cup wins

ELP makes history with back-to-back Super J-Cup wins

Canada's own El Phantasmo is the Super J-Cup Champion for the second year in a row equaling the back-to-back Super J-Cup wins by Jushin Thunder Liger and Naomichi Marufuji. The one night tournament took place in the United States on the set of NJPW Strong and featured...

Desperado unmasked at BOSJ, World Tag League finals

Desperado unmasked at BOSJ, World Tag League finals

For the second time in his career Hiromu Takahashi is the winner of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Takahashi also won the title in 2018 by beating Taiji Ishimori. Takahashi defeated an unmasked El Desperado in the finals held in the Nippon Budokan....

BOSJ and World Tag League finals set

BOSJ and World Tag League finals set

We have our finalists for both World Tag League and the Best of the Super Juniors tournaments. Either Juice Robinson & David Finlay or Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa or will be crowned the winners of NJPW's World Tag League next Friday at the finals. Although it was a...

Countdown to NXT TakeOver Wargames 2020

Countdown to NXT TakeOver Wargames 2020

  War Games is finally here and after the year everyone has had we need and deserve some serious steel cage carnage. 'Supreme Douche Bro' Pat McAfee and his legion of hooligans are set to take on The Undisputed Era in the massive double cage while Team Shotzi...

El Desperado continues surge at BOSJ, Naito and Ibushi collide

El Desperado continues surge at BOSJ, Naito and Ibushi collide

El Desperado surged forward seemingly getting a decent push in NJPW by securing the top spot in the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Desperado took on the impressive Robbie Eagles in the latest round as the tournament marches to its conclusion on December 11th....

World Tag League is anyone’s tournament

World Tag League is anyone’s tournament

It is getting very crowded at the top of the NJPW World Tag League standings. Shingo Takagi & Sanada, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano, Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr., Juice Robinson & David Finlay, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa and Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi are...

BOSJ: El Desperado beats the champ

BOSJ: El Desperado beats the champ

It was an extremely bad day at the office for IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, Taiji Ishimori. For the second time in the Best of the Super Juniors 2020 tournament he was bested by another competitor. This time it was El Desperado. Desperado, who seems to be...

Chaos moves ahead at World Tag League

Chaos moves ahead at World Tag League

As NJPW's World Tag League 2020 begins its final two weeks the Chaos team of Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano are at the top of the ratings. They are now in first place with 10 points while all of the other teams except for the two Bullet Club teams (Evil & Yujiro...

Takahashi, Ishimori top BOSJ night six

Takahashi, Ishimori top BOSJ night six

Taiji Ishimori, the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and the former champ Hiromu Takahashi have taken over the top spot at the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. They are tied in first place with 10 points each while Master Wato, Sho and El Desperado are in...

Chaos climbs back to the top of World Tag League

Chaos climbs back to the top of World Tag League

On night five of the World Tag League tournament, the Chaos team of the sneaky Yano Toru and the powerhouse Tomohiro Ishii fought their way back into the top three with Shingo Takagi & Sanada and Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. It was no walk in Ogasawara Park though...

Wato, Douki feud rages on at BOSJ

Wato, Douki feud rages on at BOSJ

Another chapter was written in the bitter rivalry between Master Wato and Suzuki-gun's Douki at night five of the Best of the Super Juniors. Douki began the evening in a very grumpy mood. He takes a swipe at Milano Collection A.T. with his steel pipe while on his way...

Los Ingobernables at the top of World Tag League

Los Ingobernables at the top of World Tag League

Los Ingobernables de Japon have taken command of the World Tag League tournament even if it is only by two points. The team of Shingo Takagi and Sanada defeated the Chaos team of Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi to take the lead. While Takagi cut off Goto on the floor...

Four-way tie at BOJS

Four-way tie at BOJS

There are four men sitting a top the Best of the Super Juniors tournament each having only lost one match thus far. Master Wato defeated El Desperado on Night 4 and has only lost to Ryusuke Taguchi. Sho beat Ryusuke Taguchi tonight and has only lost to Robbie Eagles....

Survivor Series: The best of the best is saved for last

Survivor Series: The best of the best is saved for last

One name looms large over the traditional Survivor Series matches and champion versus champion contests in this year's show: The Undertaker. Thirty years after his debut at this event, The Deadman is saying his final farewell. Dave and Gavin Hillhouse bring you a...

Guerrillas defeat the champs at World Tag League

Guerrillas defeat the champs at World Tag League

After being absent for most of the year due to the pandemic the Guerrillas of Destiny continued their NJPW comeback defeating the current IWGP Tag Team Champions, Dangerous Tekkers (Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.) at the World Tag League tournament. Before the Suzuki-gun...

Countdown to Survivor Series 2020

Countdown to Survivor Series 2020

  As Bob Kapur explained in his editorial the WWE needs to take Survivor Series back to the drawing board. This year doesn't feel the same. Perhaps it is because NXT is not part of things. No matter. The Slam Wrestling brain trust has all of your Survivor Series...

BOSJ: Eagles, Sho tear down the house

BOSJ: Eagles, Sho tear down the house

This year's Best of the Super Juniors tournament is too close to call with seven wrestlers tied for first place with four points each. Following the action of night three, Bushi remains at just two points, Young Lion Yuya Uemura and Suzuki-gun's Douki still haven't...

Faction warfare at World Tag League

Faction warfare at World Tag League

It was Chaos versus Chaos and Bullet Club versus Bullet Club (again) at night two of NJPW's World Tag League tournament. The Bullet Club showdown had the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) facing Evil and Yujiro Takahashi. After the group "too sweet"...

Wato and Sho lead Best of the Super Juniors

Wato and Sho lead Best of the Super Juniors

Master Wato and Sho of Roppongi 3K fame have moved into the top of the Best of the Super Juniors bracket with four points each. In one of the best matches of the tournament thus far Master Wato defeated the lightening-quick Robbie Eagles. Wato put a stop to Eagles...

UWN PrimeTime Live:  SoCal Showdown

UWN PrimeTime Live: SoCal Showdown

  Hey folks!  It’s Tuesday, and we are live from Thunder Studios in Long Beach, CA. on Fite.TV, and it’s promo time!  Starting with Keita Murray who is a king on the rise.  Next it’s the One Called Manders and the Cornbelt Cowboy is ready for Beef Candy, followed...

Bullet Club Vs Bullet Club at World Tag League

Bullet Club Vs Bullet Club at World Tag League

Bullet Club took aim at Bullet Club at NJPW’s World Tag League Tournament. In an awkward encounter, it was the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga) versus their teammates Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale. The match itself may or may not have been a revelation...

Empire expands at NJPW Mega Tournament Night One

Empire expands at NJPW Mega Tournament Night One

During the first night of the combined 2020 World Tag League and Super Juniors tournaments NJPW welcomed back a number of wrestlers who haven’t been able to work for the promotion since the start of the pandemic. Bad Luck Fale, David Finlay, The Guerrillas of Destiny...

UWN PrimeTime Live:  A huge Question Mark in tag team action

UWN PrimeTime Live: A huge Question Mark in tag team action

It’s promo time on UWN Primetime Live on Fite.tv, with Fred Rosser saying he’s in the UWN World Title tournament, and ready to show he’s Mr. No Days Off, but “Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson is also in the tournament and is going to take down anyone in his path like...

AEW Full Gear photo gallery

AEW Full Gear photo gallery

All Elite Wrestling held its Full Gear pay-per-view on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Here are the photos sent in by All Elite Wrestling.     RELATED LINKS...

Full Gear in person: Great action, too many COVID concerns

Full Gear in person: Great action, too many COVID concerns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nobody said putting on live wrestling shows in the middle of a global pandemic was going to be easy. All told, All Elite Wrestling has handled things very well. No COVID-19 outbreaks among its roster, producing a compelling television show most...

Wrestle Kingdom comes into focus at Power Struggle

Wrestle Kingdom comes into focus at Power Struggle

Bullet Club’s Jay White has played the role of the ultimate spoiler. White defeated Kota Ibushi at Power Struggle winning the Wrestle Kingdom briefcase and the Wrestle Kingdom main event match that goes with it. White beat Ibushi in an intense match by draping his...

Countdown to Full Gear with AEW’s Darby Allin

Countdown to Full Gear with AEW’s Darby Allin

He is one of AEW's shining stars. Before he challenges Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship tonight Darby Allin was kind enough to join the Slam brain trust to share his predictions and prognostications for the big show tonight.“These two were named dudes coming into...

UWN PrimeTime Live: Feel the Rush of the changing tournament

UWN PrimeTime Live: Feel the Rush of the changing tournament

  So as I'm writing this, things are a little hectic with voting in America.  I could spend time on it, waxing eloquent on the dangers of demagogues trying to stir up trouble and invalidate people's rights to vote and spread misinformation.  But, for the time...

Road to Power Struggle pushes angles, Super Juniors announcement

Road to Power Struggle pushes angles, Super Juniors announcement

The go-home show for NJPW’s Power Struggle event this Saturday was more about the storylines than the bouts themselves. This weekend’s card is as follows: Toru Yano versus Zack Sabre Jr. - KOPW2020 Championship Match (No Time Limit) Minoru Suzuki versus Shingo Takagi...

Road to Power Struggle Night One:  Suzuki-gun retains tag titles

Road to Power Struggle Night One: Suzuki-gun retains tag titles

It was a laid back night as NJPW kicked off its Road to Power Struggle tour. Nothing really stood out on the card except the main event. Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado) defended their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against the Los...

The Best of Halloween Havoc

The Best of Halloween Havoc

Had your fill of celluloid goblins and ghoulies this year? Prepare for something completely different, an alternative to all of those monster movies. Just in time to celebrate All Hallow's Eve we have the very best of WCW's Halloween Havoc. 10. Halloween Havoc 1991:...

Countdown to Hell in a Cell 2020

Countdown to Hell in a Cell 2020

  Revenge is on the minds of all of our Hell in A Cell participants this year and what better way to exact that revenge then in that ultimate steel cage match? Here are our predictions and prognostications for the event that arrives just in time for...

Swann ‘rich’ with gold after strong Bound For Glory

Swann ‘rich’ with gold after strong Bound For Glory

As a result of several technical difficulties, this reviewer had to watch Saturday night’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view twice. Luckily, the show – and especially the main event, that saw Rich Swann defeat Eric Young to win the Impact World Championship – was good...

Countdown to Bound for Glory 2020

Countdown to Bound for Glory 2020

Impact Wrestling's Bound For Glory will see the culmination of feuds that have been built up really strongly over the past few months.  The angles leading into every match have been hot, the storylines have been logical, and there's no better way to end them than at...

UWN Primetime Live Episode 6: Pimpin’ ain’t outlandish

UWN Primetime Live Episode 6: Pimpin’ ain’t outlandish

Live from Thunder Studios in Long Beach, CA. and we get the full introduction of the show this time.  No weird glitches like the last episode on Fite.tv where the picture was cut for minutes on end (however, as I discovered interestingly enough over the weekend, the...

Ibushi wins back-to-back G1 tournaments

Ibushi wins back-to-back G1 tournaments

Kota Ibushi has done what only two other men before him have. He has won the G1 Climax tournament two years in a row. In 2018, Ibushi also made the finals but lost to Hiroshi Tanahashi. Going into the deciding match with Sanada, Ibushi’s left thigh and knee were taped...

Sanada, Ibushi to face-off in G1 finals

Sanada, Ibushi to face-off in G1 finals

Tomorrow it will be Sanada versus Kota Ibushi for the G1 Climax crown. Sanada defeating his former Los Ingobernables de Japon tag team partner Evil and Naito losing to Kenta secured the B Block win for Sanada tonight. Sanada actually had Evil beat with two moonsaults...

NJPW G1 Climax: Kota Ibushi wins A Block, Ospreay betrays Okada

NJPW G1 Climax: Kota Ibushi wins A Block, Ospreay betrays Okada

For the third time in his career Kota Ibushi has made the finals of the G1 Climax tournament. Kota Ibushi now waits to take on the winner of B Block on Sunday’s finale. B Block concludes tomorrow. Ibushi won last year's event. The winner of the G1 Climax tournament is...

UWN Primetime Live: Sorry about your damn luck!

UWN Primetime Live: Sorry about your damn luck!

Well, so far, four episodes in, and each episode to-date has been worth the price of admission.  There is talk of a big announcement during the show, and the matchup with Chris Masters against Fred Rosser looks to be a doozy (Who’s Fred Rosser, you ask?  All good...

G1 Climax Night 14: Evil dethrones Naito

G1 Climax Night 14: Evil dethrones Naito

Bullet Club’s Evil has not only taken the B Block lead from but he has pinned the current IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito. Naito won both of the titles from Evil back in July at Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall. Dick “The Spoiler” Togo...

Bullet Club brawls at G1 Climax Night 13

Bullet Club brawls at G1 Climax Night 13

Jay White’s scheme of getting an easy win over Bullet Club teammate Yujiro Takahashi didn’t go exactly as planned on night 13 of the G1 Climax tournament. Yujiro Takahashi laid down in the middle of the ring for White. Yujiro kicked out though after White teased...

NJPW G1 Climax Night 12: Sabre Jr. wrestles a steel chair

NJPW G1 Climax Night 12: Sabre Jr. wrestles a steel chair

The current NJPW IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Champion proved why he is the one to beat in NJPW as he took control of B Block tonight. Tetsuya Naito is at the top of the heap with 10 points furthering his lead over Evil who is in second. As strange as it...

White, Taichi steal the show at NJPW G1 Climax Night 11

White, Taichi steal the show at NJPW G1 Climax Night 11

Well, that didn’t last long. After night 11 of the NJPW G1 Climax tournament Kota Ibushi is no longer leading A Block. The top spot is now a four-way tie between Ibushi, Jay White, Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay. Although it wasn’t the main event the match between...

UWN PrimeTime Live: Getting Pimptacular

UWN PrimeTime Live: Getting Pimptacular

Hope you all enjoyed and was able to catch up with UWN Primetime Live Episodes 1-3 in the last report, because now is the time for Episode 4 as we go live to Thunder Studios in Long Beach, CA., and the show will be outlandish in every way. Promos from Levi Shapiro,...

UWN Prime Time Live: Recapping three weeks – was it worth it?

UWN Prime Time Live: Recapping three weeks – was it worth it?

It’s been over six months since we last saw the NWA POWERRR YouTube show each Tuesday. There was a lot of momentum going in to its next PPV, when COVID-19 effectively ground any future plans to a standstill. While the NWA, as well as various wrestling companies, tried...

NJPW G1 Climax Night Nine, Ten: Ibushi and Naito pull ahead

NJPW G1 Climax Night Nine, Ten: Ibushi and Naito pull ahead

Kota Ibushi and IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito are now at the top of their respective NJPW G1 Climax blocks with eight points each. Ibushi is followed close behind by Jay White, Will Ospreay, Kazuchika Okada, Minoru Suzuki and...

Countdown to NXT TakeOver 31

Countdown to NXT TakeOver 31

It is Takeover Lite. Fellow Canadian Kyle O’Reilly get his first big shot at solo gold as he takes on Finn Balor whose career has been reignited since rejoining the black and gold brand. We are gonna miss you, Mauro. Nevertheless, here are our predictions and...

G1 Climax Night Seven: A Block is anyone’s block

G1 Climax Night Seven: A Block is anyone’s block

With a five-way tie for first place G1 Climax's A Block is still very much undecided. Taichi, Jay White, Will Ospreay, Minoru Suzuki and Kota Ibushi all have six points while Kazuchika Okada sits in second with four. Yujiro Takahashi still hasn't won a single match....

G1 Climax Night Six: Naito, Yano move ahead of Robinson

G1 Climax Night Six: Naito, Yano move ahead of Robinson

Tetsuya Naito, the current IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Champion, and Toru Yano have squeezed Robinson out of the top of B Block, at least for the time being. On day six of the G1 Climax tournament Yano and Naito are still undefeated, both on a three...

G1 Climax Night Five: Taichi, White lead A Block

G1 Climax Night Five: Taichi, White lead A Block

Suzuki-gun’s Taichi and Bullet Club’s Jay White have taken over A Block at NJPW’s G1 Climax 30. Both have three wins a piece and are currently undefeated. Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi remain at the bottom of the block with no wins at all. Yujiro Takahashi jump...

Countdown to Clash of Champions 2020

Countdown to Clash of Champions 2020

  Every time I think of this show the WCW title "Clash of the Champions" always enters my brain. For years it has been so confusing. Just change the name WWE. Change is good especially for the WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. He has hooked up with Paul...

G1 Climax Night Four: B Block mirroring A Block

G1 Climax Night Four: B Block mirroring A Block

Yesterday, G1 Climax’s A Block had a three-way tie for first place and now B Block finds itself in the same predicament. Juice Robinson, Toru Yano and Tetsuya Naito are tied with four points, two wins each. Yano, the master of sneaky style, had the tables turned on...

G1 Climax Night Three brings a three-way tie

G1 Climax Night Three brings a three-way tie

After night three of the G1 Climax 30 tournament Taichi, Will Opreay and Jay White now sit at the top of A Block. Taichi defeated his pal and the leader of Suzuki-gun, Minoru Suzuki, in a really ugly match that resembled more of a street fight than a wrestling bout....

G1 Climax Night Two: The Champ trumps The Ace

G1 Climax Night Two: The Champ trumps The Ace

Two of NJPW’s top and most popular superstars headlined the second night of G1 Climax action. The current IWGP Heavyweight Champion, IWGP Intercontinental Champion and leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon faction Tetsuya Naito took on NJPW’s Ace, veteran Hiroshi...

G1 CLIMAX Night One: Okada and Ibushi put on a classic

G1 CLIMAX Night One: Okada and Ibushi put on a classic

Kazuchika Okada and Kota Ibushi are two of the most talented wrestlers in the world today and they proved that once again with their opening match at this year’s G1 Climax tournament. Before they even locked up the crowd was cheering both men on. Okada and Ibushi were...

Moxley outlasts MJF, Jericho swims in mimosas at All Out

Moxley outlasts MJF, Jericho swims in mimosas at All Out

Just like a baseball player, major wrestling promotions take their cuts when it's pay-per-view time and try to hit more than they miss. For AEW's second edition of All Out, it connected on some of the most important matches while whiffing on others in front of a...

Countdown to AEW All Out 2020 – with Tony Khan!

Countdown to AEW All Out 2020 – with Tony Khan!

  They don’t like each other and that’s the way we like it. Feuds are set to implode on AEW’s All Out event tonight. Will MJF finally reach the top of the mountain? Will Hikaru Shida fend off an invader to keep her title? Will Chris Jericho be…dunked in an extra,...

Countdown to Payback 2020

Countdown to Payback 2020

  No sooner is SummerSlam in the books than we have a new event to fill our Sunday night with. The best thing is all of the participants are looking for payback in one form or another. Look no further as the Slam brain trust has all of your PayBack predictions...

NJPW’s Summer Struggle in Jingu one of the best events of 2020

NJPW’s Summer Struggle in Jingu one of the best events of 2020

And that’s how you end a wrestling tour. NJPW brought its Summer Struggle tour to a stunning conclusion by hosting the final event in the outdoor Meiji Jingu Stadium. The stadium is home of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. There is just something about holding a wrestling...

Bullet Club targets Takahashi at Summer Struggle

Bullet Club targets Takahashi at Summer Struggle

After a knock-out show yesterday it was back to more wishy-washy tag matches as NJPW’s Summer Struggle tour moved on today. The main event pushed the Los Ingobernables de Japon feud with Bullet Club further as leader Tetsuya Naito and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion...

NJPW’s unique KOPW 2020 tournament begins

NJPW’s unique KOPW 2020 tournament begins

The first round of NJPW’s King of Pro Wrestling 2020 tournament kicked off with a night of uniquely booked and uniquely staged matches. It all made for a very unpredictable and entertaining event although the test of the remote cheering system didn’t add anything at...

Countdown to SummerSlam 2020

Countdown to SummerSlam 2020

  ThunderDome without Lord Humungus? Say it isn't so George Miller...I mean...Vince McMahon. SummerSlam will be the big test for WWE's new ThunderDome presentation. If only it came with the Main Force Patrol, the Nightrider, Master Blaster, Aunty Entity or The...

NXT Takeover XXX: Kross conquers the champion

NXT Takeover XXX: Kross conquers the champion

On August 22nd, NXT celebrated 30 epic Takeover events. After selling out arenas around the western hemisphere for over five years, Takeover once again returned home to Full Sail University. While NXT's trademark die-hard fans weren't in attendance, the maxim stayed...

Countdown to NXT TakeOver XXX

Countdown to NXT TakeOver XXX

NXT is going to need to change and find its footing once again if it is to garner the success it used to as a brand. Problem is, it is hard to establish momentum when they main roster keeps swiping your stars. Could this Takeover be a launching pad for NXT to regain...

Chaos civil war at Summer Struggle

Chaos civil war at Summer Struggle

Friends and stablemates clashed as the members of Chaos squared off for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championship in the tournament final on night seven of Summer Struggle. The team of Sho, Toru Yano and Kazuchika Okada laid it all on the line against the team of...

Summer Struggle: NEVER finalists decided

Summer Struggle: NEVER finalists decided

It will be an all Chaos final in the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championship Tournament. The Chaos teams of Chaos Sho, Toru Yano, Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto claimed their spots in today’s Summer Struggle event. They will meet in the...

Ibushi makes his choice at Summer Struggle

Ibushi makes his choice at Summer Struggle

Losing 7 out of the last 10 tag team matches to Suzuki-gun one can understand why Kota Ibushi has been a bit miffed with his Golden Ace partner Hiroshi Tanahashi. One of those defeats included dropping the IWGP Tag Team Championships to Suzuki-gun's Dangerous Tekkers...

Ibushi, Tanahashi keep struggling at Summer Struggle

Ibushi, Tanahashi keep struggling at Summer Struggle

Night four of the Summer Struggle tour was highlighted by the continued fracturing of the Hiroshi Tanahashi and the Kota Ibushi partnership and two NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championship tournament matches. Ever since losing the IWGP Tag Team Championships to...

Nagata, Suzuki go to war at Summer Struggle

Nagata, Suzuki go to war at Summer Struggle

Veterans and NJPW icons Yugi Nagata and Minoru Suzuki have done it all at 52 years-old. There is still a lot of fight though in the two warhorses as they proved on the third night of Summer Struggle. In the main event, Nagata and Suzuki were locked in a battle of...

Summer Struggle Night Two pushes Ishimori, Takahashi feud

Summer Struggle Night Two pushes Ishimori, Takahashi feud

With Naito ready to take on Evil for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships in the near future, the focus of night two of Summer Struggle was boosting the bad blood between IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi and Bullet Club’s Bone...

NJPW’s Summer Struggle tour slow to get out of the gate

NJPW’s Summer Struggle tour slow to get out of the gate

NJPW fans experienced an unexpected low key start to NJPW’s Summer Struggle tour. It was a decent night of wrestling with no real high points or low points. The event just kinda happened. Night one was composed of all tag team matches highlighted with the current...

Togo plays spoiler again at NJPW Sengoku Lord

Togo plays spoiler again at NJPW Sengoku Lord

Whatever they are paying Dick Togo, the spoiler is proving to be a valuable addition to Bullet Club. He once again came to Evil’s aid keeping both the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships in the Bullet Club camp at NJPW Sengoku Lord. In the main...

Togo spoils LIJ’s revenge at New Japan Road

Togo spoils LIJ’s revenge at New Japan Road

They were looking for revenge. They got punked instead. In the main event of New Japan Road, Los Ingobernables de Japón got more than they bargained for as new Bullet Club member Dick Togo would live up to his new 'Spoiler' nickname. It is interesting to note that...

Extreme Rules: Wrestling, reality take a back seat

Extreme Rules: Wrestling, reality take a back seat

By DAVE AND GAVIN HILLHOUSE - Slam Wrestling From the WWE's Performance Centre in Orlando, FL, and partly from a swamp, this year's Extreme Rules features a hard-working effort by two championship-calibre tag teams, an opportunity for Bayley & Sasha Banks to...

Countdown to WWE Extreme Rules

Countdown to WWE Extreme Rules

  Do you like cinematic, pre-recorded, edited matches? If not you had better learn to like them as that is what WWE Extreme Rules is all about. Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman are gonna brawl in a swamp. Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins are gonna try to win a match by...

Edwards, Purrazzo, Bey crowned new champs at Slammiversary

Edwards, Purrazzo, Bey crowned new champs at Slammiversary

For the past few weeks, Impact Wrestling had been teasing that Slammiversary would feature a number of returning stars. And while that was indeed the case, those returns didn’t overshadow the high quality of the matches on the show. And in the end it wasn’t a returnee...

Virtual event whets appetite for Slammiversary

Virtual event whets appetite for Slammiversary

Impact Wrestling has always been a fan-friendly company. In the past, their Fan InterACTION sessions, which were held before PPV events, would give fans the opportunity for meet and greets, autograph and photo sessions, and various other treats. The company...

Countdown to Slammiversary

Countdown to Slammiversary

Although Impact Wrestling isn’t necessarily the household name for casual wrestling fans, there’s no denying its longevity and success. Indeed, the company celebrates its 18th year with its annual Slammiversary PPV event taking place tonight (yes, a rare Saturday...

New look Evil and mystery man defeat Naito at Dominion

New look Evil and mystery man defeat Naito at Dominion

A new Evil has taken over NJPW. Long-time Los Ingobernables de Japon member and now new Bullet Club member Evil has beaten LIJ leader Naito for both the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships to become the new top dog in NJPW. Evil won the New Japan...

Evil wins Cup and joins Bullet Club, fans return

Evil wins Cup and joins Bullet Club, fans return

NJPW wrestling has done what no North American promotion has accomplished since the pandemic ramped up in Match. They had actual fans in attendance for today’s show. On June 15th, NJPW held their first show after being on a complete hiatus for 110 days. That show and...

NJPW Cup finalists decided, Master Wato debuts

NJPW Cup finalists decided, Master Wato debuts

Chaos’ Kazuchika Okada and Los Ingobernables de Japón’s Evil will face-off to determine the winner of the 2020 NJPW Cup on July 11th. In two Match of the Year candidates, Okada pinned IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi to move onto the finals of the...

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