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ROH TV #500 Review

Matches: 1.ROH Pure Title: Gresham(c) vs Lethal ***3/4 2.Jay Briscoe vs Mark Briscoe ***3/4 Thoughts: While I reviewed the two matches for this HERE , as part of my review coverage of The RWB Channel's Monday Night Slam Masters, it's such a big episode that I went ahead and took time to watch all of the content aired and wanted to publish my review for it as well, away from that. They promote their long history before we get a Quinn segment, where she tells us that the ROH Experience group helped pick the matches for the installment. Lethal's prematch promo put over the champ nicely and was well done. Gresham returned the favor, while also plugging himself as holding the top prize of the company. I honestly love the new format of the show. It reminds me of Dojo Pro but, of course, with ROH quality. Their match was great and you can read more of my quick shot thoughts at the link above. Lethal continues to increasingly look frustrated. Sad Jay. Get that man some balloons. H

Monday Night Slam Masters Episode One+ Review

Matches: 1.TNT Title: Allin(c) vs Jungle Boy ***3/4 2.NXT Cruiserweight Title: KUSHIDA(c) vs Oney *** 3.Mark Briscoe vs Jay Briscoe ***3/4 4.Sarray vs Stark *** 5.Asuka vs Flair **1/2 6.AEW Women's Title: Shida(c) vs Conti **** 7.ROH Pure Title: Gresham(c) vs Lethal ***3/4 8.O'Reilly vs Grimes ***1/2 9.MLW World Title: Fatu(c) vs Tankman *** Thoughts: Watch HERE . This edition was the first for the Slam Masters series on Monday, moving from Saturday due to time restraints. Most of the content was recorded the Thursday prior to airing and will largely be the norm moving forward. The style changed, as well. Up first, The Midcard, where I run down the general happenings of lower card feuds and matches. Admittedly, I was rather tired when recording this so keep that in mind. The matches showcased during this section started with Darby retaining the TNT Championship after he bested Jungle Boy. The fact that this match is a main event is pretty cool. The underdog genre was once more

Saturday Night Slam Masters Episode 3+ Review

Matches: 1.Raw Women's Title: Rhea(c) vs Asuka NR 2.McIntyre vs Strowman vs Orton NR 3.MexiSquad vs The Foundation *** 4.NXT Cruiserweight Title: Escobar(c) vs KUSHIDA ***1/2 5.The Way vs Lumis, Reed, Shotzi, Moon NR 6.AEW Tag Titles: Young Bucks(c) vs Death Triangle ****1/2 7.Dax vs Jericho NR 8.TNT Title, Falls Count Anywhere: Allin(c) vs Hardy ***1/2 9.Owens vs Zayn NR 10.SmackDown Tag Titles: Dirty Dawgs(c) vs Street Profits *** 11.Cesaro vs Jey Uso NR Thoughts: A reminder that #SNSM moves to Monday after this edition and that the format is changed. WATCH THIS EDITION HERE . Flair returned on Raw to start things this week, cocky as hell in her promo as she called out the division and made it clear that she was back to dominate. Later in the night, a rematch from Mania saw Asuka against Rhea, and it ended with Flair coming out setting up a DQ finish. It didn't look very good and was bloated, literally just serving as a set up for a triple threat between the three down the li

Lucha Libre January 2021 in Review

Matches: From Lucha Maniaks Totalmente Payaso Pt. 2 (01/25) 1. Black Taurus vs Alex Arsenal  ***1/2 From MEXA Wrestling Origen (01/27) 2. Fulgor I, Centvrion vs Fuerza Guerrera NG, The Mummy  ***3/4 From CMLL Funcion Especial a Puerta Cerrada 22 (01/30) 3. Best 2/3 Falls: Virus vs Polvora  ***3/4 From Galardon Vanguardia Premiando a La Mejor del 2021 (01/31) 4. Jitsu vs Gasparin Jr  ***1/2 5. Los Mazisos, Crazy King, El Mago, Simbolo Azteca vs Gamer, Dayami, Devitt, Killer, Luigi  **** Thoughts: Match one was better than expected. Taurus is great, of course, but I have super limited experience with Arsenal so my expectations were that it'd be good but outside of recommendation levels. Instead, there was just enough to put it over. Mileage may vary, but I'll note that while a lot of indies are looking to restock this year, I wouldn't be surprised if I started seeing Arsenal pop up far more often (presuming he's willing to travel). The MEXA match was great, balls to the w

IMPACT Wrestling January 2021 in Review

Matches: From Genesis 01/09: 1.Super X Cup Finals: Blake Christian vs Ace Austin ***1/2 2.I Quit: Moose vs Willie Mack ***3/4 From Hard to Kill 01/16: 3.IMPACT X-Division Title: Manik(c) vs Chris Bey vs Rohit Raju ***1/2 4.Barbed Wire Massacre: Eddie Edwards vs Sami Callihan ***3/4 5.Kenny Omega, Good Brothers vs Chris Sabin, Rich Swann, Moose **** Thoughts: IMPACT Wrestling has continued their uphill battle of righting their wrongs for another month. While I'd argue that they've been a top three US based promotion for years, they still have that stink on them from when they turned away so many of their fans while mocking them for leaving. As a result, even with their alliance with AEW, it constantly feels like no matter what they do, most fans still refuse to give them a chance. While I refuse to stan for any company these days, I still want them to do well simply because of the amazing talent they are home to and the fact that not everyone can work for WWE and AEW, despite ho