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#TBT- The Hardyz vs. Edge & Christian Ladder match- No Mercy 1999

Ladder matches are an integral part of professional wrestling history, appearing in almost every mainstream promotion on the planet.  The origins of the ladder match are a little blurry, with some sources stating that the stipulation began in Stampede Wrestling in the early 1970s. Others claim that various territories throughout the U.S. introduced ladder matches…

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#TBT- Wrestle Kingdom V- Jeff Hardy Vs. Tetsuya Naito

Once upon a time, there was a very real, almost surreal Japanese event which saw Rob Van Dam beat Toru Yano in a hardcore match, Finn Balor beat Kota Ibushi, Ryusuke Taguchi beat Kenny Omega and Andrade Cien Almas team with Gran Metalik to face Jyushin Thunder Liger. No, it wasn’t some All Japan supershow booked…

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#TBT- Wrestle Kingdom 10: Styles Vs. Nakamura

Remember that moment at Money In The Bank 2017 when Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles came face to face, according to commentary, for the first time? Well, this wasn’t the first time these two megastars met in the ring (but we all know how WWE likes to pretend that nothing outside of their world exists)….

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Preview- Night 2

This year (or next year, if we’re being precise), Wrestle Kingdom is breaking new ground in no less than three different ways.  First of all, the event is taking place over two days as opposed to one, featuring a grand total of seventeen matches (not including pre-show matches). Secondly, night one will feature a match…

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Preview- Night 1

This year (or next year, if we’re being precise), Wrestle Kingdom is breaking new ground in no less than three different ways.  First of all, the event is taking place over two days as opposed to one, featuring a grand total of seventeen matches (not including pre-show matches). Secondly, night one will feature a match…

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Does AEW Need More Hardcore Matches?

Hardcore matches are the Marmite of the wrestling world – fans either love them or hate them. And this might be an unpopular opinion, but I think it would be a major positive for All Elite Wrestling to introduce a hardcore scene to their programming.