2017 has almost come to an end. In my opinion, this has been one of, if not the best year for pro wrestling that I’ve ever been witness to. Full of amazing moments, history-making matches, and an endless amount of fantastic content for any type of fan to enjoy around the world, wrestling in 2017 has truly been a gift to us all. But with a twelve months so full of wonderful moments, how could we possibly whittle it down to just ten of the best?! Well, don’t you fret my loyal readers, I’ve done all the hard work for you – here are the Top 10 Wrestling Highlights of 2017.
2017 has almost come to an end. In my opinion, this has been one of, if not the best year for pro wrestling that I’ve ever been witness to. Full of amazing moments, history-making matches, and an endless amount of fantastic content for any type of fan to enjoy around the world, wrestling in 2017 has truly been a gift to us all. As brilliant as the last twelve months have been though, it looks like we are in for another memorable year in the wonderful and weird world of pro wrestling. Although it’s impossible to know exactly what will happen from January to December next year, there are plenty of things I’m already dying to witness in 2018. But what am I most excited to see happen from January 1st to December 31st, and what you should be excited for also? Well, let me tell you. Here are the Top 10 Things in the World of Wrestling to Look Forward to in 2018.# Continue reading “Top 10 Things in the World of Wrestling to Look Forward to in 2018”
Wrestle Crate UK is a monthly service that sends out a random box of collectables, clothing, DVDs, and an assortment of miscellaneous, yet wonderful items straight to your doorstep. Although you may not know what you’re getting in advance, the small price tag in comparison to the gifts you receive is always well worth the mystery. Plus, it feels like you’re getting a mini wrestling Christmas every month, which never fails to get me a little excited. With prices starting at £11.99 a month (plus postage and packaging), it’s hard for any fan to resist this little monthly cardboard box of awesomeness.
Once you hit the big time, you never know how long you will stay up there. Some spend decades atop the mountain of success, whilst some have a quick cup of coffee and leave. That’s just the nature of wrestling – not everybody can work out in WWE, and only a select few can be those generation-spanning hall of fame legends. Sometimes, talent are let go for understandable reasons, either due to an incident/behavioural issues or just because their spark isn’t quite as bright as it once was, but from time to time, Vinny Mac and co decide to let go of some of their most value talent without any reasonable logic whatsoever. So with WWE recently releasing a handful of it’s roster, it got me thinking – which WWE contract terminations were the most ridiculous and in hindsight, most cost-worthy in company history? Well, let’s find out, here are the Top 15 Times WWE Were Wrong to Release Their Talent.
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Clotheslines – every wrestler does them. Standing, running, leaping, flying, diving, corner, springboard, short-arm, the list goes on. Whatever the variation, it’s one of the most simple strikes in wrestling that every performer has used at some point, to varying degrees of success. When a move is done by every single person that’s ever stepped between those ropes, a performer’s own variation of it has to be pretty spectacular to stand out as one of the greatest ever seen. So with the thousands upon thousands of iterations of this move we’ve witnessed all over the globe across the last few decades, which have been the most spectacular, the most effective, and the most memorable? Let’s find out, here are the Top 10 Clotheslines of All Time.
One month ago, I embarked on my biggest project to date – searching through every match given a full five stars by renowned journalist, Dave Meltzer, and ranking my top twenty personal favourites (CLICK HERE TO READ). It took many hours of research and hard work, but after channeling my inner Meltzer, the amazing response I received was more than worth it. However, after spending so many hours indulging in these rare, amazing quality matches, it got me thinking about an even rarer type of match, a match so bad it had to be banished to the other end of the grappling spectrum. While just over ninety matches were given that prestigious five-star rating, only five bouts in the history of professional wrestling were branded with the dreaded minus five stars. Out of the hundreds of thousands of matches to take place since 1983 when the Wrestling Observer Newsletter was founded, only five were considered to be the worst of the worst.
I’ve spent a significant portion of my life playing wrestling video games, and it’s probably one of the main reasons why my social and romantic lives are both in the state they are. The majority of the many, many hours I have sunk into these grappling games were spent playing story modes – career modes, roads to Wrestlemanias, season modes, whatever name they were under, I was obsessed with them. Over the years, I’ve played plenty of fantastic story modes (click here for a list on those), but I’ve also wasted plenty of hours on some absolute stinkers that left me feeling bored, and at times, angry. So, with many years of experience sitting alone in my house having nothing better to do than create CAWs and play through their wrestling journeys, I’ve put my knowledge to good use by ranking the worst of the worst. Here are my Top 10 Worst Story Modes in Wrestling Video Games.
Names – they’re pretty important. In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s essential to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to stables. On the other hand though, get a name wrong, and it can make everything set off to a very bad start. In fact, some names are so terrible, they destroy a stable’s run instantly with no hope of success. But out of all the factions seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which stables have created the worst monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you (you’re welcome). Here are the Top 10 Worst Stable Names.
Names – they’re pretty important. In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s essential to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to stables. When a group of competitors come together, it’s vital they choose a name that reflects their relationship, their shared vision, their in-ring style, and their appearance. Having a fantastic name can be the difference between a faction just being good, and a faction being great. But out of all the pairings seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which stables have created the most memorable monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you (you’re welcome). Here are the Top 10 Best Stable Names.