2016 End of the Year Awards: Most Improved

Mark: Charlotte: I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t exactly huge on Charlotte’s big move to the main roster last July cause she still needed a lot of work in my opinion. But in 2016 Charlotte REALLY came into herself and proved she can be considered one of the greats. Charlotte went from being an…

2016 End of the Year Awards: Rookie of the Year.

This years Rookie of the Year was basically a unanimous decision. (Mark kind of through a wrench in that but he’s forgiven). Every person mentioned is going to go on to bigger and better things in 2017 but in 2016, they made splash. Matthew: Matt Riddle: Matt Riddle has 18 months experience and carries himself…

NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome, December 16 – Review

Road to Tokyo Dome, Korakuen Hall, December 16: Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi & Yoshitatsu defeated Henare, Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask IV Nagata & Nakanishi meet tomorrow, so that was previewed here. They tore into each other from the bell and had a spirited exchange. Henare showed lots of fire, especially in the ring with…

NJPW World Tag League Final – Review

World Tag League Final, December 10th: David Finlay & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV This was a good opener. Finlay was positioned as the underdog as he was worked over by the veterans. Taguchi made the hot tag. Tiger took out Taguchi with a Tiger Driver leaving Liger & Finlay…

NJPW World Tag League Day 1 – Review

NJPW World Tag League Day 1, Korakuen Hall, November 18: Teruaki Kanemitsu defeated Hiram Kawato This was a particularly good showing from Kanemitsu, who has improved a lot. He hit very hard and looks a lot more polished than Kawato. Kawato is the younger of the two and looked good in his own right. Kanemitsu…

Rev Pro Global Wars UK Night 2 – Review

Rev Pro Global Wars UK Night 2, Walthamstow, London, November 11th: British Tag Team Championship Joel Redman & Charlie Garrett defeated EVIL & BUSHI via DQ This was a very good tag opener. I’m used to seeing Garrett as an amazing old school heel in OTT, so it’s always strange watching him as a generic…

NJPW Wrestling World in Singapore – Review

NJPW Singapore, November 15th: Juice Robinson defeated David Finlay This was a really good opener, which the crowd were extreme excited for. Both guys have had an excellent 2016 and have improved so much, which showed here. Finlay is becoming as physical as his Dad used to be.  He hit a nice spear and deadlift…

Rev Pro Global Wars UK Night 1

Rev Pro, Global Wars UK Night 1, York Hall, London, November 10th: Marty Scurll defeated Jushin Thunder Liger This was such a fun opener. Liger went all out here and put in a hell of an effort to make Scurll look good. Scurll is such a incredible heel and does the little things that others…

NJPW Power Struggle – Review

NJPW Power Struggle, Osaka, November 5th: Pre-show match Juice Robinson, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Teruaki Kanemitsu, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata Right out of the blocks Kanemitsu went after Tenzan and had a very good showing for himself. He has improved a lot over the last few months. The epic Robinson vs Nakanishi…