Why I Love Wrestling: Match of the Year contender 3 – Sasha vs Bayley

NXT Takeover set a high bar during Summer Slam weekend. This match however, put that bar out of reach.

Two weeks ago, maybe more depending on when you are reading this, the WWE was in Brooklyn for three nights of shows. They ran back to back to back nights in the Barclays Center, a rather unusual move in the realm of sports and entertainment. I know that I was glued to my TV for all three events, NXT Takeover/Summer Slam/RAW, and even though the time commitment was large, it was overall a very satisfying weekend of pro wrestling. My favorite event, not surprising if you are a follower of these posts, was NXT Takeover.

Read more

Why I Love Wrestling: SummerSlam and Takeover Predictions Part 2

The one where I make my predictions for SummerSlam

The four hour spectacular of the summer is finally upon us. Truth be told, I love SummerSlam. It’s always one of the best shows of the year and usually delivers some sort of payoff. If WrestleMania is the show for the mainstream, SummerSlam is the show for the fans. And this year? It’s a big biggie. WWE is running three nights in the same building, Barclay’s in Brooklyn NYC, and will have to pull out the big guns as it were to keep the famed NYC crowd engaged. Looking at the card, I think they’ve got a good chance of making this weekend one of the finest wrestling weekends in recent history.


Read more

Why I Love Wrestling: Match of the year? Option 001

Better than almost every Wrestlemania main event in history

It’s about that time of year. The time of year where we start to whittle down the field of contenders for match of the year. Now, there is every possibility that the match of 2015 hasn’t even happened yet but, BUT, there is a lot of wrestling on a weekly basis. Between the promotions in the Americas, Europe, and Japan, there are hundreds of matches a week. Obviously only a fraction of these are seen by the general public via television, Youtube, or articles such as this one. Those of us writing about wrestling do try our best however.

Read more

Why I Love Wrestling: Predictions for NXT Rival

What does the future hold?

This coming Wednesday, 2/12/15, live on the WWE Network is NXT: Rival. It is the latest live special to air from Full Sail University and quite honestly, if the last special R:Evolution was any indication, it will be a kick ass wrestling show and bar setter for the rest of the year. This time around we get five big matches that I am going to attempt to predict right here.

Read more