Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WWE 205 Live April 17, 2018 Results and Review The Weight Problem

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205 Live is a bastard child of the WWE at this point, and while this show was good, it doesn’t get nearly the same promotional consideration that the other shows get. That’s sad, considering the talent that comes through this brand.

WWE 205 Live April 17, 2018 Results and Review

Mustafa Ali defeated Ariya Daivari

I thought for sure Ariya Daivari had Mustafa Ali’s number here, but nope, Ali wins again. The match was stellar, but I can’t stand how they book Ali sometimes. He should be selling from Wrestlemania’s loss, and should be slightly distracted, and shouldn’t kick out of Daivari’s finisher. But then again, Daivari must be learning or something because Ali got the win, even if it was logical. The 054 splash hit and Ali gets another hard fought victory. I miss the ZO Train.

Buddy Murphy Doesn’t Make Weight

Buddy Murphy was 2 pounds over, who gives a crap!?! So now we get a gauntlet match for next week’s show. Ok.

Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick defeated Jobbers

There wasn’t much to this, it was just jobbers getting beat up.

Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik defeated Akira Tozawa and Hideo Itami in a Tornado Tag Team Match

I haven’t seen one of these in a while and it didn’t disappoint. The match was back and forth, with lots of action, lots of high flying, and counters. The lucha guys were able to get a win with some killer moves from the top to end it all, but it was a fast paced, flurried match with a lot to offer critics. I found it fund, and was loving every minute. A great way to end 205 Live that’s for sure.

WWE Smackdown April 17, 2018 Results and Review The B Show Gets Jacked

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Well, here we go, another day has passed, and before I begin talking about anything I want to say that it’s unfortunate to hear about the death of Bruno Sammartino. He has passed, and it’s a sad day for sure. If you’re a fan of wrestling, then you know that this is a big deal. RIP Bruno! RIP! We’ll see you in heaven brother.

WWE Smackdown April 17, 2018 Results and Review

A lot went down in an hour and a few minutes of Smackdown. People keep saying that it’s 2 hours, but it’s not. When you cut commercials out, you get about 1 hour and 20 minutes of programming, and sometimes less. Whatever the case may be, there was a lot shoved into this night of wrestling.

Aj Styles defeated Rusev via disqualification

The starting of the show had Aj Styles doing a promo but was interrupted by Rusev and Aiden English. That prompted a match between the Bulgarian Lion and Styles, but it ended when English jumped in and started to beat down Styles. That prompted a save from Daniel Bryan, and that would setup the final match later in the evening.

Jeff Hardy defeated Shelton Benjamin

Benjamin cut one hell of a heel program and then asked anyone to come down. Randy Orton showed up first, but was thwarted by Jeff Hardy. Jeff Hardy is now officially on Smackdown Live, and he ran down with the belt to challenge Benjamin with the title on the line. This was a compelling back and forth match, and it really showed the talents of both men. I loved it, and it could very well be one of the best matches of the week. Hardy would win with his final moves, but wow, Benjamin had some answers for the offense.

Harper defeated Jey Uso

The Usos were buried here, there’s no two ways about it.

Carmella Threw a Mellabration

Carmella’s little party was ok to say the least.

Samoa Joe defeated Sin Cara

Sin Cara got buried by Samoa Joe, and Joe threw down one hell of a promo.

Charlotte Flair defeated Billie Kay

Flair beat down Billie Kay and won with the figure 8, but after the match, out came Peyton Royce to beat down Flair. She was saved by Asuka, whom is now on the Smackdown Live brand. Not a great match at all.

Aj Styles and Daniel Bryan vs. Rusev and Aiden English ended in a no contest when Shinsuke Nakamura and Big Cass interfered

This wasn’t too bad. It was a good back and forth tag with Styles getting most of the action with Rusev and English, until he got the hot tag, and Bryan ran in. Bryan was doing well until Shinsuke Nakamura showed up and low blowed Styles, and then Big Cass interfered and stomped out Bryan. That was how Smackdown ended.

Shinsuke Nakamura was asked why, and he delivered a great line, “no speak English”, and I loved it.

This night seemed packed with stuff, and though it wasn’t a long night of wrestling, it worked well enough for the time frame, and there’s a lot of new faces to expect coming through.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WWE Monday Night Raw April 16, 2018 Results and Review The Shake Up Night One

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Let’s shake things up! That’s what we were going to get with Monday Night Raw, and it was interesting to see how things shaped up. It’s better than the last one, but let’s see how it all works out.

WWE Monday Night Raw April 16, 2018 Results and Review

Jeff Hardy defeated Jinder Mahal for the US Championship

Jeff Hardy is so good, and still so clean when he is in the ring. He was able to throw down some good offense against Jinder and Mahal wasn’t bad. Jinder Mahal and Jeff Hardy threw down a great deal of back and forth and I enjoyed it tremendously. I was rooting for Jeff towards the end, and was surprised to see that he was able to pull the title away from Jinder Mahal. Apparently, Jeff Hardy is now Hindering Jinder! Great opening match.

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

The two women were throwing hay makers at each other and it was getting ugly until the Riott Squad broke into the ring and started to beat down the two women. They just kept fighting them, and beat them down with relative ease. It was an interesting jump, and one that didn’t have music played first.

The Authors of Pain defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno

Well, the Authors of Pain once again bury the duo of Slater and Rhyno and that’s the end of them. Sorry about that.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn showed up for Miz TV

Miz Tv was special in that they announced Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, but then again, Miz ended up being told that he would be moved to Smackdown and that Daniel Bryan is waiting.

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt defeated The Revival

Why even have NXT tag teams come up? The Revival once again lose, and the team of Hardy and Wyatt is just stupid to me. The match was ok at best, and you knew that The Revival was going down, which they did.

Ember Moon defeated Mickie James

One hell of a match here, and it wasn’t long. However, the finish saw Ember Moon hitting her finisher and nearly wrecking Mickie James. This match is worth mentioning as the best match of the week, just for that insane finish. I loved it.

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre showed up and beat down Titus Worldwide

I have nothing to say about this.

Samoa Joe confronted Roman Reigns

Samoa Joe babbles on and Roman Reigns all has to say one thing, but he doesn’t. He just needs to say that Samoa Joe couldn’t beat Lesnar either.

Natalya defeated Many Rose

This was a fast paced match, but it ended fast with a little help from Rose’s friends. Natalya would get a beat down after the fact, but out came Ronda Rousey and fought Sonya Deville and it was fascinating to see her beat down Sonya fast. I loved it.

Breezango defeated Cesaro and Sheamus

A short match, and nothing too crazy here, just an average match where Breezango steals a win. It was a fun little romp, and their backstage antics was fun to watch too.

Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley and Bobby Roode defeated The Miz, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and The Miztourage

This was a fast paced 10 man tag and nothing crazy. Just a lot of finishers, and back and forth. I loved it and it’s funny to see how they all interact. The best part here involved The Miz. The Miz got isolated and The Miztourage refused to tag in, and then Braun Strowman beat him down and pinned him for the win. The Miz gets sent out beaten, and without his crew.

An overall good night of wrestling, with a stacked Raw show. I liked it, even though it felt a little long. I hope Smackdown is just as good, otherwise this time around Raw will win the big showdown. I loved it. I’m sure others did too.

ROH Masters of The Craft April 15, 2018 Results and Review

ROH Masters of the Craft 2018 Results and Review 
I don’t follow Ring of Honor week to week, but I have been reviewing the major shows, and that’s what I’m doing here. I was able to check out ROH Masters of the Craft PPV that was held in Columbus, Ohio, just a stones throw away from where I live. I didn’t go, because I had a final to write, but I did want to make sure that you was able to review this, and well, here we go.

ROH Masters of The Craft April 15, 2018 Results and Review

Silas Young defeated Cheeseburger to retain the ROH TV Title

This opener was hot, and Cheesburger wasn’t getting buried. Silas Young was great here, and dia good job with letting his guard down here and there, taking the smaller man a bit less than serious, and eventually got the win. However, it was a lot of back and forth and some good moments.

Post match, Cheesburger got a beat down from Bully Ray, and then someone saved him, but I forgot.

Sumie Sakai, Tenille Dashwood, and Deonna Purrazzo defeated Brandi Rhodes, Madison Rayne, and Jenny Rose

The Women’s division in ROH is interesting. The champion is not a looker, but boy is she amazing in the ring. I love that they aren’t focusing on just “pretty women” for wrestling, and that’s not to say that Sumie Sakai isn’t pretty. I’m just saying that they are not focusing on just “looks” like WWE does for a lot of what they do. If you see this match, you’ll know what I mean, especially how Sakai’s move set complements the rest of the talent. This was a good match, short, but it was fun to watch.

The Young Bucks, Hangman Page, and Flip Gordon defeated Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky, and Shane Taylor

A fun 20 minute match with lots of back and forth, and a unique move that looked like the Human Centipede. It’s a fun little match, with lots of back and forth, and wow, good stuff. The Bucks aka Bullet Club was able to get the big win here and that was fun to see.

ROH Tag Team Champions Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe defeated Matt Fitchett and Davey Vega

The Briscoes were able to knock out the new guys with relative ease. It was a fun match, but you knew that the new guys were going down. The Briscoes need more talent, simple as that.

Jay Lethal defeated Jonathan Gresham

Lethal and Gresham put on a clinic of how to build a wrestling match from boring to exciting. I’d love to see Gresham and Lethal take on Zack Sabre Jr. because this match showed off how amazing technical wrestling can become. This was great, and it kept building to more and more over time. I loved it.

Matt Taven defeated Cody in a First Blood match

Taven impressed me here, and Cody has such crisp moves at times. His dropkicks are so good, and his timing has improved so much since last I saw him in WWE and even against Omega. Taven is good too, and the two were pounding each other with an interesting focus. I didn’t know how the two would get blood, but it happened when Cody punched a championship belt with this bare fist, and busted it open. He kept beating on Taven and it looked like Taven was busted open, but it wasn’t, it was Cody’s hand and his blood that was fun. Great match and interesting finish, and I loved it.

Marty Scurll defeated Dalton Castle, Punishment Martinez, and Beer City Bruiser in a Defy or Deny match. By winning the match, Scurll is once again the No. 1 contender to the ROH Championship

I was confused by the rules, but over the match’s eliminations I figured it out. This was an interesting elimination match with Scurll getting the win and getting a title shot. Scurll is so good here, and the rest are good too, and for once, Dalton Castle showed off a great deal of skill in this match. I was surprised by how good this was. I loved it.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 Results and Review

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So here we go, a review of the last event that I want to review for the sake of this site. GCW’s Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 happened during the weekend of Wrestlemania 34, and it was an interesting thing to see. It was sold out, and had roughly 1500 people there. It had some great lead up, so I wanted to see a great deal of what surrounded the hype to this event. So instead of reviewing Evolve and other options, I went ahead and waited to review this today. Here we go…

GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 Results and Review

Eli Everfly defeats DJ Z and Gringo Loco and Kyle The Beast and Teddy Hart and Tony Deppen

Not a bad opening six man tag match. There was a lot of back and forth, and some interesting noise made by the audience. I haven’t seen a lot of these guys wrestle, but it was fun to see how this all went through, I enjoyed it. This was a fun little opening, and I liked it no doubt.

Matt Riddle defeats James Ellsworth

I loved this match. It wasn’t long, but James Ellsworth had a little bit of offense on Riddle before Riddle finally gave up on trying to outsmart Ellsworth and just leveled him. Ellsworth got a few shots in, and at one point, I thought for a moment, he was going to win overall. It was an interesting solution. Riddle would win eventually, but Ellsworth put on an entertaining show with him.

PCO defeats WALTER

This was a hell of a match. It was like a brawl at one point, and PCO’s chest was completely black and blue, which was insane. Walter and PCO beat the hell out of each other, with pure respect no doubt, and I liked to see how it all went down. A good match, a good brawl, and wow, what a fascinating turn of event.

Nick Gage defeats Penta El Zero M in the GCW Title Match

Gage got a lot of boos, and people were upset that he got booked. He robbed a bank and served his time, so here he goes. Penta came out to a raucous crowd and threw down some great back and forth with Gage, but in the end Nick Gage would get the win, and the pinfall victory, in a match that wasn’t too long, and should’ve been a victory for Penta if you ask me.

David Starr defeats Mike Quackenbush

I’ve seen David Starr wrestle a handful of times, and I don’t get it. He’s ok at best, and this match wasn’t too bad. Quackenbush seemed good here, and David Starr wasn’t bad here, the two were able to go back and forth and it was fun to see the two develop a good overall match. It was a nice in between what would go down next.

The Invisible Man defeats Aero Boy and Alabama Doink and Bryan Idol and Chris Dickinson and Crazy Boy and Curt Stallion and Dan Severn and Ethan Page and Facade (w/Dani) and Grado and Joe Gacy and Kikutaro and Markus Crane and Martina and Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Mikey Whipwreck and Nate Webb and Orange Cassidy and Rickey Shane Page and Rory Gulak and Swoggle and Wheeler YUTA in the Clusterf*ck Battle Royal

I don’t know what I just saw with this match, but hey, it was entertaining. Is it just me or is Swoggle gaining some weight? The invisible man, I kid you not, won this match. I don’t know what to say about all of this.

Joey Janela (w/Penelope Ford) defeats The Great Sasuke

The main event featured Joey Janela fighting one of the legends of the ring, The Great Sasuke. The two threw down some incredible moments, including an insane ladder spot, and a huge dive with an inflatable alligator at one point. The fight was back and forth, but you could tell that Sasuke was getting tired, and Janela had to carry a few moments of the match, which wasn’t bad, mind you. The eventual winner was none other than Janela, but not without getting the bricks from the Great Sasuke.

Overall, this was a fun show to watch and I don’t have a lot of complaints. I enjoyed it. It’s an indie show, but it was fun to watch, and I enjoyed it for the most part.


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