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RAW Review: Nov. 18 from Boston

It’s the go-home episode of Monday Night Raw, emanated from Boston, as we head into Survivor Series this Sunday! Let’s get into it! Becky Lynch opens the show (as she probably should every week, tbh), cutting a promo on Bayley and Shayna Bazler, calling them out, getting that cheap pop by associating her Irish heritage with all…

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There Will Be Blood: The Role of Extreme Violence in Modern Pro Wrestling

Hello AW Universe, Well, AEW’s Full Gear is in the rearview mirror, an event that received generally great reviews. The matches were solid, with three successful title defences– this was to be expected, considering all these inaugural champions have held their respective belts for a combined 124 days* and it was simply too soon to change…

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Gearing up for Saturday: “Full Gear” Preview

Hello AW Universe, All Elite Wrestling is hosting their latest PPV, Full Gear, this Saturday from Baltimore, MD. It’s the promotion’s fifth PPV event– following Double or Nothing, Fyter Fest, Fight For the Fallen, and All Out; sixth event the independent PPV All In is included– and is their first PPV since debuting Dynamite on TNT in early October. The Buy-In:…

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Let Me In: “The Fiend” Now the Crown Jewel of WWE

Hello AW Universe, So, we have another event from Saudi Arabia in the rear-view mirror, the second Crown Jewel event as the company honours their commitments to hold events in accordance with the controversial ten-year agreement they struck with the General Sports Authority. There’s no doubt that fans and wrestlers alike are put in a strange– and…

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NWA “Powerrr” is A Perfect Tribute To the Golden Age of Wrestling, With a Subtle Modern Touch

Hello AW Universe, Yes, there’s yet another wrestling promotion begging for your attention, and this time it’s NWA. Yes, the NWA. It was August 1994. The Philadelphia-based Eastern Championship Wrestling was hosting a tournament to determine the new NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Shane Douglas defeated 2 Cold Scorpio in the final to claim the vacant championship. As…

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SmackDown Sampler: Two Big Matches Announced for Friday

Hello AW Universe, Well, the WWE Draft is over, with the roster talent split not-so-evenly between Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, we head into what is theoretically a new era as USA Network and FOX take over their respective brands. The first episode of the latest post-Draft WWE begins with this week’s edition of SmackDown, and we’re already…

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WWE “After The Bell” Announced

Hello AW Universe, After an– shall we say interesting..?– week in WWE where they executed the (mostly poorly received) draft, and lost another Wednesday night battle to AEW Dynamite, the changes continue to flow in as they’ve announced a new podcast, “After the Bell.” Breaking: @WWE announces its first-ever weekly podcast #AfterTheBell, hosted by @WWEGraves. #AfterTheBell will launch…

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WEEKLY GOODS- WWE Draft and “Blockbuster Trade” Edition

Hello AW Wrestling, So the WWE Draft is now over, with USA Network and FOX theoretically happy with their new rosters as we head into was we have been told will be an era of a true brand split for the first time since the original split back in 2002. Though there have been talks…

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Mock Drafting Raw and SmackDown

Hello AW Universe, This Friday, on the second episode of SmackDown on FOX, WWE will be holding another Draft, splitting the entire company in two (though not really, since Raw is longer and gets more wrestlers). So, in honour of this occasion, two of the Powers That Be here at All Wrestling will be mocking drafting…