Arnold Furious’ WrestleMania Wrap Up (Venues, Winners/Losers, Top Matches, Ranked Show List)

Arnold Furious’ WrestleMania Wrap Up (Venues, Winners/Losers, Top Matches, Ranked Show List)

Mania Overview

 

Some numbers. I watched 37 shows. I saw 287 matches. For a frame of reference I had seen 522 matches all year before Mania weekend. Here I’m going to do a round up of the major venues and how everything played out. Plus my top five winners and losers of the weekend. Plus a list of matches I scored at ***1/2+ and a list of all the show in ranked order.

 

Ok, let do it!

 

LA BOOM

 

wXw, EVOLVE, DDT, KBB, SHIMMER, Mercury Rising

 

WWN’s venue is easily the best of the shitty EVOLVE venues that’s been used for Mania in recent years. It’s their home too so everything looked good there. There was obviously a limit on the number of people they could get in and a few shows there sold out completely. As with previous years WWN had some technical issues. The sound was not good and all the entrance music came through distorted.

 

As far as quality goes La Boom was a real mixed bag. There were no disasters here but few stand-outs. DDT was the best show from La Boom, followed by wXw. Both bringing an authentic experience to Mania weekend. Mercury Rising was ok but perhaps should have been a better show with the access to talent. It didn’t help that both Bobby Gunns and Lucky Kid were injured working the wXw show.

 

Overall Rating: 7/10

Gabe continues to deliver the same thing every Mania weekend, whether we want it or not. A dry EVOLVE show, a middling Supershow and a couple of stellar imports.

 

RAHWAY REC

 

WrestlePro, Impact, WrestlePro vs CZW, Chaos for a Cause

 

As a venue this was about the least inspired looking building of the weekend. It was one of those boxy boring venues that America is full of. Completely uninspired. I had low hopes for every show that ran there and, in terms of atmosphere, it came up short on those limited expectations.

 

As far as match quality goes Rahway Rec was a total bust. If you watched every show from here the best thing you saw was probably the Ultimate X match. Which didn’t set the world on fire. Essentially the entire venue was highlighted by Ace Austin winning the ‘who can fall off the highest object’ award until Shane McMahon showed up on Sunday.

 

Overall Rating: 3/10

The shows from this venue were painful. When I was talking about shows overall I mentioned that only a handful of them dragged. Most of that handful were in the Rahway Rec.

 

WHITE EAGLE HALL

 

AIW, Bloodsport, ISW Boner Jam, Family Reunion, Chikara, Spring Break, Black Label Pro, Blackcraft, Spring Break 2: Clusterfuck, Orange Cassidy, IWS Unstoppable

 

Ahhh, White Eagle Hall. I will miss this building. I have some very fond memories of it. Dominic Garrini nearly being set on fire, the epic Bloodsport bouts, two bits of beautiful Spring Break, that wacky Orange Cassidy show and the hilarity of Blackcraft. What got me most about White Eagle Hall is it looked completely different from show to show (I have a sneaking suspicion there are two rooms). Some of them ran the same set up but every show felt different.

 

As far as match quality goes we had some absolute home runs here. Death matches, comedy, shoot-style. We had it all and we had high quality across the board. It’s insane that the same building that hosted the Food Fight Invitational at ISW Boner Jam IV also hosted Minoru Suzuki vs. Josh Barnett. And also hosted Blackcraft crucifying a guy and also hosted a sixty man battle royal. If you’d planted your ass at White Eagle Hall and stayed all weekend it would have been a wild ride.

 

Overall Rating: 10/10

A building that felt intimate at times could also feel like a big deal. It was a great venue for indie wrestling and so many shows killed it here. If they’d been at the shitty Rahway Rec it might not have been such a good time.

 

NYC ARENA
Destiny x FCP, Stardom, IPW UK, House of Glory

 

This looked around halfway between White Eagle Hall and the Rahway. A boxy looking building that also had a little space for atmosphere and came across ok on tape. It’s a shame that Stardom was rushed due to IPW UK, who in all fairness shouldn’t have been there at all, broking the ropes. That was the one chance this building had to shine. I don’t think it did in particular and lighting in here wasn’t great.

 

In terms of match quality there was nothing beyond Stardom. I haven’t seen Destiny x FCP yet because it’s not been uploaded anywhere and by the time it is no one will be interested. I hear the crowd wasn’t particularly good although nothing compared to IPW UK’s draw of less than twenty people.

 

Overall Rating: 5/10

I will struggle to remember what it looks like in a week’s time.

 

MELROSE BALLROOM

 

MLW x2

 

I have a spicy hot take here; I loved this building. MLW picked a building that felt big but wasn’t. The set up made it feel like a big time TV taping and yet there weren’t that many fans in there. It looked so good I wish there had been more shows there.

 

As for in-ring it wasn’t great, peaking with Tom Lawlor vs. Jimmy Havoc, but it was varied and delivered as a direct to YouTube product. The shows won’t go down in history or anything and underdelivered when compared to GCW’s shows but they felt important.

 

Overall Rating: 8/10

One of my favourite buildings that anyone ran and it’s a shame that MLW don’t seem to be getting along with anyone else right now or they could have partnered up and had some other shows on here like Impact had at their venue. Most of those Rahway shows would have looked way better in this environment. Hell, Impact would have looked better here!

 

THE BELL HOUSE

 

KBB Wrap Party

 

Only one show ran at the Bell House, the smallest venue of Mania weekend, and the venue could not contain the action. Most of the fun stuff at KBB x DDT took place in the car park. As far as intimate venues go it was definitely a winner.

 

Obviously there was slim pickings when it came to match quality and failing to have a set up where they could follow the action outside was a major detriment.

 

Overall Rating: 6/10

I am a sucker for small intimate venues but this was too small for what they wanted to do. I’m not 100% sure why this even made tape.

 

THE HOUSE OF YES

 

Drags & Dropkicks

 

This was my outright favourite building that was run at Mania weekend. It was a bar, which helps. I feel that sportz entertainment has moved away from running at sports venues and is far better positioned in bars and night clubs. The House of Yes was ideal and I’m sad only one show happened there.

 

As far as in ring goes this show peaked with hot dog Undertaker dubbed “The Bundertaker” wrestling Effy in the opener and Madame Vivienne lip syncing to Journey on the bar. However I enjoyed almost everything because the venue was so good. A lesson to other shittier promotions for sure.

 

Overall Rating: 9/10

This building was a beauty and I hope everyone is listening and runs better looking venues in Tampa. If there are any, which is doubtful. This building was about four miles away from the Barclays Center. I’m sure there were other buildings available. Obviously price is an issue.

 

HILTON MIDTOWN BALLROOM

 

Wrestlecon, WrestleCon US vs World, Joey Ryan’s Penis Party, Rev Pro, Pancakes and Piledrivers.

 

Some buildings suck the life out of a show. In the UK we call them “Rev Pro venues”. It’s rather fitting that Rev Pro ran here. Apparently it was noisier in the building and they turned the microphones down, for reasons I don’t understand, but on tape it was cold as ice. There’s also issues to be had running in front of a convention crowd, which is exactly what WrestleCon attracts. When they ran the Con in Manchester it was the worst crowd I’ve ever seen.

 

In terms of quality the Hilton had some good shit. The Suzuki-gun tag, where they roughed up Ospreay’s broken nose, was one of the better matches of the weekend. Ospreay vs. Bandido was also really good but a lot of the matches fell flat because of the venue. It picked up at times, listen to the reaction for Adam Brooks going on a Canadian Destroyer rampage at the US vs. World show or DDT’s antics at the Penis Party, but mostly it felt subdued.

 

Overall Rating: 6/10

I kinda hated the building but it also served a purpose. The one late show I attempted to watch there sent me to sleep so that’s not good. Also there were no pancakes at Pancakes and Piledrivers.

 

MSG

ROH/NJPW

 

METLIFE STADIUM

WrestleMania 35

 

BARCLAYS CENTER

NXT, RAW, Smackdown, 205 Live

 

I’m lumping the three big boys in together here because essentially I have the same comments for each. MSG is a great building and always will be. The NJPW/ROH show made use of the historic setting, most of the show, but it was too long so wore out its welcome. Speaking of long…Mania was not a short show. I felt sick during WrestleMania itself so that may have been a contributing factor (basically from the Bryan/Kofi match until the main started). MetLife stadium looked pretty on tape but I can’t help but feel those massive pillars were not conducive to a good live experience for some of the crowd. The Barclays Center looked fantastic, as always. The NXT setup suited it best.

 

In terms of match quality a lot of the big boys dropped into these big shows, as you would expect. NXT’s card was really strong, New Japan delivered in most of their big matches and Mania had a great WWE title match. I won’t sit here and debate which was the better show because we all know it was Orange Cassidy but overall the big shows were good I thought. The TV’s that followed were less intriguing and I was genuinely shocked at how mediocre RAW was. That RAW after Mania experience is shot to pieces I’m afraid.

 

Overall Rating: 9/10

While I would have no interest in being in any of these buildings with thousands of sweaty wrestling fans they all looked good on tape.

 

WINNERS & LOSERS

 

First the unfortunate LOSERS of the weekend.

 

  1. WrestlePro. With the eyes of the world on New York and New Jersey a dynamic local promotion stepped up and absolutely shit the bed with two dreadful shows. The opener; “Does Funny = Money” was legitimately one of the worst shows I’ve seen all year. They had precisely one good match where Jake Manning did a lot of tent-based comedy. Everything else was bad. Santino Marella main evented and looked in bad shape. There was a tag gauntlet match that went on forever and featured mostly bad wrestlers. There was a goddawful Michael Jackson act called Santana Jackson. Who thought it would be a good idea to have someone on the show cosplaying as a paedophile? Also the worst match of the weekend was here the shockingly bad Bird Box match where the wrestlers were blindfolded and the ref was blindfolded and Shawn Donavan lost because his blindfold came off and it made him commit suicide by hitting a senton onto nobody. The vs. CZW show was also trash but more competent and more boring.

 

  1. House of Glory. “Culture Clash 19” is one of the worst abuses of talent I’ve seen in a long, long time. House of Glory felt the need to put their guys against top tier imports and it never once worked because the local guys weren’t good enough. Rey Fenix had a bad match on this show. David Starr had to bust his ass to get *** out of the main event. The opener was an embarrassment. When people say the US Indies are fucked; this is precisely what they have in mind. Watch the scramble match to see where ambition fails to meet with ability and botches occur. The line up of talent for this was so much better than WrestlePro and yet they somehow put on a show almost as bad. It boggles the mind.

 

  1. Blackcraft. READ THIS IF YOU’VE NOT SEEN THIS SHOW! Holy fuck shit Blackcraft Wrestling. What a shambles this was. They started nearly 30 minutes late, with a ten match card and a hard 2.30am curfew in White Eagle Hall. They then pissed ten minutes away with a crucifixion angle and a further ten minutes by having the opening match be a Devil’s Den match where the ropes were chains. So they had to change back to ropes afterwards. Logically you switch the format around so the crucifixion bit happens after the opener so you can change the ropes at the same time. Not these assholes! They then raced through their card, chopping time off everything apart from Tanaka vs. Dickinson, which they let go long. With that match done they had Saraya vs. Maria Manic go out early, in the spot originally intended for a battle royal, and had them brawl to a count out finish. Then the main event went on and the time had run out on the curfew so it went four seconds. You can’t make this shit up! Then they had Matthew Justice kill the Preacher, the companies authority figure, by slitting his throat on stage and then he went on to win the title in another seconds long bout. Then, and this is where I stood up and applauded the calamity that was unfolding before my very eyes, they put on the battle royal that got bumped because the show was running over. With 28 wrestlers in it! Before it was even over the venue had switched the house lights on to try and clear the crowd out. You couldn’t make this shit up. It’s a modern day miracle to put on a show that disorganised in 2019. I was amazed. I spent most of the last 30 minutes of the show laughing at how bad it was.

 

  1. IPW UK. I feel pretty bad for putting IPW:UK above Blackcraft after that sensational shambles but when you legitimately draw less than twenty people to a wrestling show in a city that has 82,000 wrestling fans in it at the time you fucked up. Keeping in mind that tickets for this show were available for $1. One dollar. That’s not a typo.

 

  1. Ring of Honor. I was going to trash ROH here for putting on such a bad card in contrast to the relatively good stuff from New Japan but TJ Hawke put a tweet out so much better than what I was going to write I’m just using that instead.

 

 

And now the almighty WINNERS!

 

  1. The Little Indies. I have a big shout out for the smaller promotions here. Obviously not all of them but people were saying there were too many shows this weekend and there were. However a lot of the ones that were getting a bad rap pre-weekend actually delivered in a big way. Major shout out to Inter Species Wrestling who had a show that was so much fun I’m considering following them regularly. Chikara had a great show that was just different enough to everybody else to draw me in. I also really enjoyed AIW, Black Label Pro and Kaiju Big Battel. Wildly different shows with different hooks. In spite of the efforts of some Indie Wrestling is alive and well.

 

  1. New Japan. They had to share a bill with a frankly terrible ROH presentation and yet maintained their calm and put on the strong content the company is famous for. I wasn’t wild for a very long main event to close the show but Naito vs. Ibushi was excellent and pretty much everything else they did was good. ROH dragging the show down overall with their bullshit.

 

  1. WWE. Credit where its due. WWE had a strong weekend. The NXT show was almost universally beloved, again, even if I didn’t like the main event I am well adjusted enough to admit that it was well received. WrestleMania itself delivered a lot of happy endings and people focusing on the negatives are missing out on Vince McMahon doing the right thing multiple times on the biggest night of the year. Kofi, Becky, Nese, AJ, Roman, Balor. There were a lot of big important babyface wins on that show. Did it suck that Corbin won? Sure but hey, you can’t have rice pudding every day.

 

  1. DDT. DDT had an absolutely incredible weekend. The show they put on was brimming with quality and variety. It came across as an authentic DDT experience and the crowd had a great time. DDT put on, arguably, the second best match of the weekend in a violent and exciting Sasaki vs. Takeshita contest. Also DDT invaded other promotions over the course of the weekend. The appearances at Kaiju Big Battel and the Penis Party were highlights of them exploring other avenues. Having seen their antics I bet a few promoters are miffed they didn’t get in on the action.

 

  1. Game Changer Wrestling. GCW are changing the business. Joey Janela’s Spring Break was the start. It changed our perception of how interesting a Mania weekend card could be. It didn’t need to be ‘oh this match should be great’ Gabe Sapolsky dry as fuck wrestling. Janela thought about WALTER vs PCO and Matt Riddle vs. that geek from WWE who’s now a wrong un (I legitimately can’t remember his name, Mr Carmella from the TV with no chin). This year Janela took that a step further. The event was split in two in order for them to do a completely ridiculous Greatest Clusterfuck, which had a revolutionary conclusion the likes of which I’ve never even thought of before. Bloodsport was fantastic this year. Taking an established idea and pushing it to the next level. Finally they put on a show in Nova Pro’s slot after that company folded and on short notice came up with a bunch of wacky stipulations for Orange Cassidy’s show. I can’t wait to see what Game Changer does next year but more importantly the influence of these shows is already being seen elsewhere. Look at Joey Ryan’s Penis Party. Or some of the creative booking on ISW or AIW or Black Label Pro. The business is changing and it’s changing for the better in terms of entertaining the hell out of me. There’s still room for your favourite graps too.

 

And now a list of matches I had a ***1/2 or higher, in order:

 

Recs List:

  1. War Raiders vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black (NXT Takeover) *****
  2. Daisuke Sasaki vs. Konosuke Takeshita (DDT Coming to America) ****1/2
  3. Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan (WrestleMania 35) ****1/2
  4. Masashi Takeda vs. Jimmy Lloyd (Joey Janela’s Spring Break Part 1) ****1/2
  5. Minoru Suzuki vs. Josh Barnett (Bloodsport) ****1/2
  6. Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito (G1 Supercard) ****1/2
  7. Will Ospreay vs. Bandido (WrestleCon Supershow) ****1/2
  8. Dominic Garrini vs. Joshua Bishop (AIW Slumber Party Massacre) ****1/4
  9. Suzuki-gun vs. Tanahashi & Ospreay (Rev Pro) ****1/4
  10. Masashi Takeda vs. Jonathan Gresham (Bloodsport) ****1/4
  11. Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle (NXT Takeover) ****1/4
  12. Daniel Makabe vs. Fred Yehi (Pizza Party) ****1/4
  13. Dasher Hatfield vs. Mr Touchdown (Chikara) ****1/4
  14. Lucky Kid vs. David Starr (wXw Amerika ist Wunderbar) ****1/4
  15. Momo Watanabe vs. Utami Hayashishita (Stardom) ****1/4
  16. Bobby Gunns vs. Shigehiro Irie (wXw Amerika ist Wunderbar) ****
  17. Rascalz vs. Adam Brooks, Robbie Eagles & Australian Suicide (WrestleCon US vs World) ****
  18. Shane McMahon vs. The Miz (Wrestlemania 35) ****
  19. JD Drake vs. Kazusada Higuchi (WWN Mercury Rising) ****
  20. Jeff Cobb vs. Will Ospreay (G1 Supercard) ****
  21. Gary Jay vs. Jake Parnell (IWTV Family Reunion) ****
  22. Chris Brookes vs. Logan Easton LaRoux (Orange Cassidy) ****
  23. LA Park vs. Masato Tanaka (Spring Break Part 2) ****
  24. Scramble (Orange Cassidy) ****
  25. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Ronda Rousey (WrestleMania 35) ****
  26. Tomohiro Ishii vs. David Starr (Rev Pro) ****
  27. DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Rumble (Penis Party) ****
  28. Dodgeball (Orange Cassidy) ****
  29. LAX vs. Rock n’ Roll Express (Spring Break Part 2) ***3/4
  30. DJ Z & Shigehiro Irie vs. Arez & Bestia 666 (Penis Party) ***3/4
  31. Rey Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr (WrestleCon Supershow) ***3/4
  32. Sanshiro Takagi vs. MAO (DDT Coming to America) ***3/4
  33. A-Kid vs. Air Wolf (Chikara) ***3/4
  34. Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White (G1 Supercard) ***3/4
  35. Zack Sabre Jr vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (G1 Supercard) ***3/4
  36. Usos vs. Ricochet/Black vs. Naka/Rusev vs. Bar (WrestleMania 35) ***3/4
  37. AR Fox & Leon Ruff vs. John Silver & Alex Reynolds (Evolve 125) ***3/4
  38. DAMNATION vs. The Skulk (WWN Mercury Rising) ***3/4
  39. Tony Nese vs. Buddy Murphy (WrestleMania Kick-off) ***3/4
  40. Jon Gresham vs. Shigehiro Irie (Black Label Pro) ***3/4
  41. Zack Sabre Jr vs. Shane Strickland (WrestleCon Supershow) ***3/4
  42. Jack Bonza, Mick Moretti & Bel Pierce vs. Caveman Ugg, Unsocial Jordan & Steph DeLander (Family Reunion) ***3/4
  43. HARASHIMA & Higuchi vs. Irie & Kincaid vs. Page & Akito (DDT Coming to America) ***3/4
  44. Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai vs. Kairi Sane vs. Bianca Belair (NXT Takeover) ***3/4
  45. Shinjiro Otani vs. Jon Gresham (Orange Cassidy) ***3/4
  46. David Starr vs. Daga (WrestleCon US vs. World) ***1/2
  47. The Greatest Clusterfuck (Spring Break Part 2) ***1/2
  48. Martina, Priscilla Kelly & Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Joey Ryan, Sexxy Eddy, Val Venis (Penis Party) ***1/2
  49. Kobe Durst vs. Ethan Page (Black Label Pro) ***1/2
  50. FIST vs. The Colony (Chikara) ***1/2
  51. Marko Stunt vs. Joey Janela (Joey Janela’s Spring Break Part 1) ***1/2
  52. Ironman Heavymetalweight Battle Royal (DDT Coming to America) ***1/2
  53. Tessa Blanchard vs. Britt Baker (Shimmer) ***1/2
  54. Tom Lawlor vs. Jimmy Havoc (MLW Battle Riot II) ***1/2
  55. Black Taurus vs. Darby Allin (WrestleCon US vs. World) ***1/2
  56. Aussie Open vs. Workhorsemen (wXw Amerika ist Wunderbar) ***1/2
  57. Stars vs. Oedo Tai (Stardom) ***1/2
  58. Matt Tremont vs. Nick Gage vs. Jeff Cannonball vs. Addy Starr (ISW Boner Jam IV) ***1/2
  59. Space Pirates vs. Besties vs. Eagles & Guevara (Black Label Pro) ***1/2
  60. Aussie Open vs. The Beaver Boys (Beyond Uncharted Territory) ***1/2
  61. Miyu Yamashita vs. Maki Itoh (DDT Coming to America) ***1/2
  62. Janela Scramble (Joey Janela’s Spring Break Part 1) ***1/2
  63. Shinjiro Otani vs Eddie Kingston (AIW Slumber Party Massacre) ***1/2
  64. Chris Dickinson vs. Chris Brookes (ISW Boner Jam IV) ***1/2
  65. Women’s 10 Tag (Black Label Pro) ***1/2
  66. Muta, Taijiri, Penta vs. Low-Ki & LAX (HOG Culture Clash) ***1/2
  67. Eddie Kingston & Joe Gacy vs. Takeshita & MAO (Evolve 125) ***1/2
  68. Crummels & Defarge vs. CCK (Chikara) ***1/2
  69. Masato Tanaka vs. David Starr (Beyond Uncharted Territory) ***1/2
  70. Butcher & Blade vs. Ugly Ducklings (ISW Boner Jam IV) ***1/2
  71. JT Dunn vs. AR Fox vs. Ace Austin vs. Sammy Guevara (Pancakes & Piledrivers) ***1/2
  72. Nate Webb vs. Martina (Orange Cassidy) ***1/2
  73. Anthony Henry vs. Absolute Andy (WWN Mercury Rising) ***1/2
  74. Shane Strickland, Joe Gacy & Eddie Kingston vs. oVe (Pancakes & Piledrivers) ***1/2

 

Other Recs:

Tony Deppen vs. Dustin Thomas (Joey Janela’s Spring Break Part 1)

Invisible Man vs. Invisible Stan (Joey Janela’s Spring Break Part 1)

Trent? vs Chuck Taylor (Orange Cassidy)

Hazuki vs. Dust (Stardom)

Food Fight Invitational (ISW Boner Jam IV)

Bill Carr vs. Dan Barry (Penis Party)

Arik Cannon vs. Sexxxy Eddy “Alcobrawl” (IWS)

Dick Justice vs. Johnny Cockstrong (Pizza Party)

Oswald Project vs. Ezekiel James (Pizza Party)

 

 

Finally here are my show rankings from best to worst. I had a terrible time trying to rank the top eight shows. I legitimately had each of them in top slot at one time or another, which is great for a weekend of wrestling to have so many stand-outs. You may be somewhat confused by the numbers; it’s my ****+ and ***+ ratings on the shows in question. It was supposed to be an easy way to rank stuff but it didn’t work at all for the top shows. It made ranking the lower shows a lot easier though.

 

Show Ranking:

  1. GCW Bloodsport (2+7) top 4.5
  2. DDT Coming to America (1+6) top4.5
  3. Orange Cassidy (3+5) top4
  4. NXT (1+1+5) top5
  5. Wrestlemania 35 (3+4) top4.5
  6. GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 1 (1+6) top4.5
  7. GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 2 (1+4) top4
  8. wXw Amerika ist Wunderbar (2+6) top 4.25
  9. WrestleCon Supershow (1+7) top4.5
  10. ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard (2+6) top 4.5
  11. Rev Pro NYC (2+4) top 4.25
  12. ISW Boner Jam IV (0+7)
  13. Chikara (1+6) top 4.25
  14. WrestleCon US Vs. World (1+6) top4
  15. Joey Ryan’s Penis Party (1+5) top4
  16. Stardom (1+4) top 4.25
  17. IWTV Family Reunion (1+6)
  18. WWN Mercury Rising (1+4)
  19. AIW Slumber Party Massacre (1+3)
  20. Pizza Party (1+3)
  21. Pancakes & Piledrivers (0+6)
  22. BLP Adventures in Wrestling (0+5)
  23. Shimmer 113 (0+4)
  24. Beyond Uncharted Territory (0 + 4)
  25. Evolve 125 (0+4)
  26. Impact United We Stand (0+3)
  27. More Than Mania Wrap Up Party (0+3)
  28. 205 Live (0+1)
  29. MLW Battle Riot II (0+2)
  30. Kaiju Big Battel (0+2)
  31. Drags & Dropkicks (0+1)
  32. Wrestlemania Kick-Off (0-1)
  33. IWS Unstoppable (0+2)
  34. HOG Culture Clash (0+2)
  35. RAW (0+1)
  36. Smackdown (0+1)
  37. Blackcraft No Apologies (0+1) four DUD’s
  38. WrestlePro vs. CZW (0+1)
  39. WrestlePro Does Funny=Money (0+1)

 

Not reviewed:

MLW Rise of the Renegades TV taping

Destiny vs. FCP – not made tape yet

IPW UK – has not made tape yet

Pizza Party – is apparently on YouTube

Chaos for a Cause – not made tape

 

In all I had a fantastic week of watching wrestling, even if it made me ill. At one point I felt so sick I went outside to sit in the sunshine for 20 minutes and another day, I forget which, I fell asleep on the sofa for an hour or so. I’m actually sad it’s all over because I had such a good time but it’s back the normal world now. Back to work.

 

There is one more piece of content coming your way as I’ve lined up a podcast with Aqeel Khalid to summerise how I felt about WrestleMania week. That should be with you on Sunday or perhaps Monday. Until then you can follow me on Twitter @ArnoldFurious (although expect it to go a bit quiet while I recover) and RVR @RearViewReviews.

 

I hope you enjoyed Mania week and I hope my reviews and rankings and stuff were helpful to you in some way.

 

Much love.

 

AF

 

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