Match of the Week (06/07-13/07 2018): Jay White vs. Juice Robinson, IWGP United States Championship (NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco)

Added by Miguel Camilleri

The New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo is undoubtedly the pro wrestling school with the highest success rate in all of wrestling. It has produced names such as Jushin Thunder Liger, Keiji Mutoh, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Kazuchika Okada, who all went on to become the biggest stars in NJPW’s history. Names who have become stars on […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28’ Night 2 15/07/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

Back at Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo for Night 2, this time drawing under the 3,900 mark. This saw B Block action of this years G1 Climax get underway, headlined by IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega face off against Tetsuya Naito. Bullet Club Elite (Chase Owens & Hangman Page) vs Shota Umino & Michael Elgin […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – GPW 15TH ANNIVERSARY “THE BIGGUN NEAR WIGAN”

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps which took me on a trip to Hindley for GPW’s 15th Anniversary show in Hindley which some have called “The Biggun Near Wigan”. The hype and threads about this show have been second to none and it is great to see a promotion like […]

NJPW ‘G1 Climax 28 Night 1 (14/07/18)

Added by Luke Hickey

A crowd of 3,907 filled the Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo for Night 1 of the annual G1 Climax tournament, A Block action is the main feature of the action tonight plus five tag team matches on the undercard. Ren Narita & Toa Henare vs CHAOS (Jado & Hirooki Goto) As one would expect, the […]

REVIEW: Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Navigation with Emerald Spirits’ (16/06/18)

Added by Luke Hickey

Only recently had time to sit down and watch this show which was aired on NicoPro around the beginning of July. Should still be able to find it on Puroresu Dream as it is worth a watch and it builds to the big 26/06 show at the Korakuen Hall, a review of that show should […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS-ISH: NGW PROVING GROUND 40

Added by Chris Wilson

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Graps and Claps-ish. While Mr Ogden busied himself at a social club in Manchester and telling off Jon Briley on Twitter for betting against England, I took in part two of an unexpected Humberside Graps double-header. A first ever visit to Beverley, at their version of a Memorial Hall for NGW […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK TAPPED

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to British Wrestling’s favourite alternative view Graps and Claps this time taking me on the short journey to the Fairfield Social Club just off Manchester Piccadilly on a balmy Sunday afternoon in the city for Futureshock Wrestling – Tapped which was a new concept on the wrestling show incorporating Wrestling, street […]

Graps and Claps-ish: BWR One (#GrimsbyGraps)

Added by Chris Wilson

Welcome to Graps and Claps-ish, the alternative to the alternative look at the British wrestling scene. Today’s review takes us back to Cleethorpes Memorial Hall for British Wrestling Revolution’s One, their anniversary show. It has been a remarkable year for wrestling in the Grimsby area. Who would have thought a show announced at the local […]

REVIEW: Dragon Gate ‘Rainbow Gate’ Day 10 (05/07/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

Thursday, the 5th of July saw Dragon Gate come to the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo for the final day of the ‘Rainbow Gate’ tour, the show features an Open the Triangle Gate title defence and a Loser’s Disband match between Antias and Over Generation. Minoura Kota, Natural Vibes (Tominaga & YASSHI) vs MaxiMuM (Yoshino, Ben […]

Joshi Corner #3 Part 1 Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling (26/05/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

I originally wanted to do a dual review for the two shows that are currently now on the Sendai Girls on Demand, but have since revised my plans and will do this in two individual reviews to allow for greater commentary on the matches and the wrestlers. This is from the 26/05/2018 show Miyagino Ward […]

NJPW/RPW Strong Style Evolved UK Night 2 (1/7/18) Review

Added by Mike Scarbalde

June 1968 goes down in history as a very notable month across the world. In the United States, Presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy was assassinated at a hotel in Los Angeles. The United Kingdom saw the sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant went on strike over pay which ultimately led to the Equal Pay Act […]

NJPW/RPW Strong Style Evolved UK Night 1 (30/6/18) Review

Added by Joel Yentis

Picture Credit: @MrLARIATO Well that was fun. 2800 like minded, New Japan fans went to the ice arena located in central Milton Keynes. Perfect venue, near plenty of hotels and right next to a train station. This really venue really did create a big feel event and, with all the production values, it felt very […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – PCW ‘TRIBUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome once again to Graps and Claps focusing on PCW’s annual Tribute to the Armed Forces event in Preston to celebrate Armed Forces Day. For PCW this is usually one their bigger shows in recent memory, with last year’s edition at the Guild Hall being one of the best live UK shows you […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FIGHT CLUB PRO ‘INTERNATIONAL TEKKERS’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome to everyone’s favourite alternative blog on British Wrestling – Graps and Claps, this time taking me to Wolverhampton for Fight Club Pro ‘International Tekkers’. An earlyish start for me on this day took me via Bury and a visit to a new drinking establishment called ‘The Thirsty Fish’ which I am reliably […]

Match of the Week (22/06-29/06 2018): Darby Allin vs WALTER (EVOLVE 106)

Added by Miguel Camilleri

Over the past year or so, WALTER has built himself up to become one of the biggest stars in all of independent wrestling. A large, bruising man who is deceptively fast and can maim you with one single chop, he offers something that very few (if not nobody) on the independent scene can offer. He […]

WRESTLE 1 ‘Outbreak’ 2018 Review

Added by Mike Grindle

From 6th June (aired on the 25th) With so many great Puroresu promotions firing on all cylinder these days, Wrestle-1 are easily (and on occasion quite rightfully) overlooked by western Puroresu fans. They’ve been quietly putting on some decent matches this year, and if you’re a fan of the scene they’re worth checking in on […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING ‘RELOADED

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello everyone! Once again to another review from Graps and Claps this time taking me to the arches of Deansgate, Manchester for Futureshock Wrestling’s Reloaded on a glorious Sunday afternoon. With the England vs Panama World Cup match taking pride of place on this day, I set off to Manchester early enough to get a […]

Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Navigation with Emerald Spirits’ (10/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

A crowd of 1,469 came out to the Korakuen to help Noah honour and remember their founder, Mitsuharu Misawa, commemorating 9 years since his unfortunate passing. The balcony where Misawa’s portrait hangs in the Hall for the show is closed, no fans, no staff of Korakuen or NOAH go up there until after the show. […]

REVIEW: OTT ConTENders: International Invasion

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT is back at the National Stadium, in Dublin. This time it’s for Contenders 10: International Invasion. Another stacked card, and let’s face it, it’s going to be awesome. Obviously, spoilers ahead. Triple Threat – “The Import Killer” Jordan Devlin vs Scotty Davis vs Nathan Martin The match starts with all three men locking up, […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – TIDAL WRESTLING ‘HIGH TIDE 2018’.

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to Graps and Claps for the first in a line of many reviews this week taking us across the Pennines for Tidal Wrestling from this past Friday and also a double header of Southside Wrestling which will be reviewed by my understudy Chris in the next couple of days. Anyways lets […]

Joshi Corner #2 – Thunder Rock vs Oedo Tai

Added by Luke Hickey

This is billed as Io Shirai’s farewell match at the Korakuen Hall, as it’s rumoured she’s heading to the WWE. She’s teaming up with Mayu Iwatani to reignite Thunder Rock one last time as they face the new World of Stardom Champion, Kagetsu and her stablemate Hazuki. I know last time I focused on Io […]

NJPW Kizuna Road Day 2 & 3 And G1 Climax Preview

Added by Luke Hickey

I usually don’t watch Kizuna Road for whatever reason or another, but upon seeing that the title matches delivered I decided to give it an old look at these two and run through the combatants in this years G1 Climax. NEVER Openweight Championship: Michael Elgin vs Hirooki Goto Goto never got pinned to lose the […]

REVIEW: Revolution Pro Wrestling LIVE in Southampton 3 (03/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

This is my first RevPro show in quite a while, and my first full non-Japanese event in quite a few months but its allegiance with NJPW will hopefully see me in a comfortable setting. Bear with me if anything is incorrect about the current product as I re-establish familiarity with it. Legion of Lords (Lord […]

REVIEW: Fortune Dream #5 (11/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

Fortune Dream is a series of events produced by the legendary, Kenta Kobashi, held at Tokyo’s, Korakuen Hall, some 1,400 were in live audience. The origins of the name come from Kobashi overcoming cancer. This is my first Fortune Dream event, and looking at the card I’m excited to see what happens as some of […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FUTURESHOCK WRESTLING LIVE IN PRESTWICH!

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome once again to Graps and Claps for another look into the British Wrestling scene and more importantly a trip to Prestwich for Futureshock Wrestling who have got a huge run of shows with 4 in the next 5 weeks taking place in and around the Manchester area. This show was to show […]

REVIEW: Dragon Gate ‘Rainbow Gate’ Day 4 (16/6/18)

Added by Luke Hickey

The first day of Rainbow Gate that was shown live on the Dragon Gate Network was held at KBS Hall, Kyoto. Dragon Gate are gearing up for the main Rainbow Gate show on the 05/07/2018 in the Korakuen Hall and their premiere event Kobe World on 22/07/2018, two matches are known so far for Korakuen, […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – FIGHTING SPIRIT PRO WRESTLING

Added by Andrew Ogden

Welcome everyone to this edition of Graps and Claps taking me on a journey to the Maghull side of Liverpool for Fighting Spirit Pro Wrestling – The Home of Zack Gibson & James Drake’s popular training school on a sunny Friday afternoon/evening. This was my first time to this promotion as previous shows have fell […]

REVIEW: All Japan Pro Wrestling ‘Dynamite Series’ (12/06/2018)

Added by Luke Hickey

All Japan are back at the legendary Korakuen Hall for the start of the ‘Dynamite Series’, unfortunately attendance appears low in comparison to recent shows at the venue but it’s probably down to Dylan James not having a proper build before his challenge as he’s only been on the Super Power Series tour and Champions […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS PROGRESS WRESTLING CHAPTER 71 ‘A FEELING CALLED PROGRESS’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps this week taking me to the O2 Academy in Sheffield for PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 71 ‘A Feeling Called Progress’. This was Progress’s return to Sheffield after the snow of doom hit in December shelving a number of wrestlers that day and in turn serving […]

REVIEW: PROGRESS Chapter 71 ‘A Feeling Called PROGRESS’ (10/6/18)

Added by Laura Brooke

The first thing that needs be noted is that the weather today was infinitely better than the last time PROGRESS was in Sheffield. But then that wouldn’t be particularly hard. As usual, match times lifted from Twitter The show starts with Nixon Newell coming out in street clothes and a knee brace, so that’s the […]

OTT Live in Belfast (3/6/18)

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT is live in Belfast at the Europa Hotel. The card is stacked yet again, and Trent Seven is the general commissioner for the second night in a row. You know this is going to be another great show. Spoilers ahead obviously. Scotty Davis & Sean Guinness vs Team Whitewolf Starting off the evening match wife […]

REVIEW: OTT A Haven For Monsters (2/6/18)

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT was back in the Tivoli Theatre for A Haven For Monsters. The card is stacked, the main event is going to be insane, and Trent Seven is the general commissioner for the evening. This is going to be one hell of a show. Spoilers ahead, if you haven’t watched the show yet. The show […]

Pro Wrestling Noah ‘Navigation with Breeze’ 29/05/2018

Added by Luke Hickey

“We have lived too long off the account of our seniors, and now there is nothing left”- Naomichi Marufuji This will be a mix of both a review and an account of Noah in 2018. Noah has always been in mind due to the legend that created it, Mitsuharu Misawa, the legends that worked there, […]

REVIEW: NJPW BOSJ 25 FINALS

Added by Lloyd Barrett

After 13 days of fantastic action “Best Of The Super Jr. 25” reached its 14th and final day of competition. For the second time in as many days things took place at Korakuen Hall,the card was made up of 7 matches,6 non tournament contests of which 5 of those featured BOSJ 25 competitors and of […]

REVIEW: NJPW BOSJ 25 Days 11-13

Added by Lloyd Barrett

Day 11 came to us from Aomori and was the penultimate set of matches for Block A,heading in to the day’s proceedings IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay,Flip Gordon,the legendary Tiger Mask and Bullet Club’s newest recruit Taiji Ishimori were all tied on 6 points. The show wasn’t aired live on New Japan World and […]

Dragon Gate ‘King Of Gate 2018’ 01/06/2018 Semi-final stage – Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Added by Luke Hickey

Live Audience: 1,750 Shown on Gaora & Dragon Gate Network At the start of the show, each semi-finalist came to the ring to randomly pick from a series of envelopes which would determine their opponent for tonight’s semi-finals. Takashi Yoshida vs Masato Yoshino and YAMATO vs Naruki Doi. Ben-K, Hyo Watanabe, Yuki Yoshioka def. Natural […]

Graps and Claps-ish: BWR Underground 1 (#GrimsbyGraps)

Added by Chris Wilson

Welcome back to Graps and Claps… kind of. Chief Grapper and Clapper Andrew Ogden originally hired me as the #GrimsbyGraps Correspondent. And already you’re thinking, “What the hell’s a Grimsby?” Inspired by an article on The Gaslight Anthem in which “people will only remember five things about any band”, here’s the same thing but for a moderately-sized […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEW – THE RISE ‘ASCENT’ TOURNAMENT

Added by Andrew Ogden

All Rise! All Rise! and welcome to another edition of everyone’s favourite alternative look at the great British sub-culture called British Wrestling, this time taking this writer on a trip across the Pennines for a first look at RISE Wrestling and there all-day Ascent Tournament taking place at The Temple of Boom just outside the […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS REVIEWS – GPW ‘A NIGHT TO REMEMBER’

Added by Andrew Ogden

Welcome everyone to another edition of Graps and Claps , that has traveled back from the last review of 1978 Camden and landed in 2018 Hindley for Grand Pro Wrestling’s (A Night To Remember) which was the last stop on the way to the big 15th Anniversary Show taking place on the Saturday 14th July […]

NJPW BOSJ 26 DAYS 9 & 10 RECAP

Added by Lloyd Barrett

Day 9 of the 25th annual Best Of The Super Jr. rolled in to Tochigi for Block A action, heading to this show the block has been tightly contested with a few shock results along the way. Tiger Mask early surge and Will Ospreay being defeated by Bushi among the biggest surprises. The show wasn’t […]

REVIEW: PROGRESS Chapter 69: ‘Be Here Now’

Added by Matt Seese

Thunderbastard Tag League Match: Aussie Open (2) def. Mills & Mayhew (0): – This was a great opening, serving as more or less a spot fest, juxtaposing the beliefs and styles of the commentary guests, Gibson and Drake. It could be his size that makes him stand out most physically, but Mark Davis is an absolute […]

Graps and Claps-ish: Defiant Road to Destruction

Added by Chris Wilson

Hello and welcome to an alternative version of Graps and Claps. My name is Chris Wilson, the HumberGraps correspondent from the old G and C blog, making my debut on The Indy Corner and evidently trusted enough to report on shows beyond a region that hasn’t existed since 1996. A short introduction to myself: you […]

NJPW BOSJ 25 DAYS 5-8 RECAP

Added by Lloyd Barrett

Action in this year’s BOSJ has been coming thick and fast,as we head in to the final stretch I’m going to recap days 5 through to 8 to make sure you’re all fully caught up on all the ongoings in New Japan’s premier Junior event. Day 5 (Thursday May 24th) Tiger Mask defeated Bushi via […]

NJPW BOSJ DAYS 3 & 4 Recap

Added by Lloyd Barrett

Day 3 of this year’s competition was aired on tape delay in a single match format on New Japan World,it came from Kira Messe Numazu in Shizuoka. There was an undercard to the tournament matches however these were part of an untelevised live event,if you are interested the rest of the card can be found HERE […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS: TUESDAY NIGHT GRAPS ‘OOH AH DAVID STARR’!

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and Welcome one and all to another edition of Graps and Claps for a midweek trip to The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club for IPW’s Tuesday Night Graps carrying the show title in homage to a wrestler and a chant I invented for said wrestler back on Thursday 25th May at a Lucha Forever […]

GRAPS AND CLAPS: PROGRESS CHAPTER 69 ‘BE HERE NOW’ (21/5/18) REVIEW

Added by Andrew Ogden

Welcome once again to Graps and Claps bringing you another fun packed edition of my travel’s around the UK watching British Wrestling. This review will cover the 39th show of my #notthe100showyear to Victoria Warehouse, Manchester for PROGRESS Wrestling’s ‘Be Here Now’ named after the overly hyped Oasis albumn of the mid 90’s. This was […]

PROGRESS Chapter 69 ‘Be Here Now’ (21/5/18) Review

Added by Laura Brooke

For the first time seeing PROGRESS in Manchester involves not a ten minute walk to the Ritz from Piccadilly (or a zero-minute walk from Oxford Road); but rather, a tram ride into the arse end of Streford, as the promotion runs Victoria Warehouse for the first time. While the journey is fine on a sunny […]

REVIEW: OTT Contenders 9 ‘The Hangover Show’

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

Night two of the OTT double show weekender. OTT is in the Ringside Club for Contenders 9. Another stacked card full of hype. [SPOILERS AHEAD]. Open Challenge – Niall Fox vs Dom Tuck Dom Tuck comes out to the ring interrupting the tag team match. Tuck issues an open challenge and out comes Luther Ward […]

REVIEW: NJPW BOSJ 25 Day 2

Added by Lloyd Barrett

Following on from the opening day’s tremendous action the stars of the junior division were back at Korakuen Hall for a second consecutive day. You can find my day 1 review HERE . There were 4 non tournament matches that took place on the show,one clash of young lions and 3 matches involving Block A competitors,which […]

REVIEW: NJPW Best Of Super Jr’s 25 Day 1

Added by Lloyd Barrett

After all the anticipation it’s finally here,”Best Of The Super Jr. 25”, kicking off from the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Before we delve in to the tournament matches there was the matter of 4 non tournament contests featuring Block B Competitors. Chris Sabin & Ren Narita defeated Kushida & Shota Umino,Sabin pinning Umino after […]

Graps and Claps: PCW Better Than A Bollard Review

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome once again to another review of one persons travel around the British Isles watching the industry of British Wrestling, this time taking me on a trip to deepest darkest Lancashire, for PCW Wrestling in Preston. Now for anyone who hasn’t read my blog in the past, I have been a regular at […]

Srapper Mania IV (12/5/18) Review

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT was back in the National Stadium on May 12th for Scrappermania 4. A huge show with a stacked card, and lots of talent. This is going to be epic! [SPOILERS AHEAD] Know Your Enemy Match – [Winners Face Each Other In A Golden Contract Match]: Scotty Davis, Tyler Bate & Mark Haskins vs LJ […]

Graps and Claps: FutureShock Wrestling ‘Uproar 100’ (13/5/18, Stockport)

Added by Andrew Ogden

Hello and welcome everyone to myself – Andrew Ogden (@oggypart3), a new addition to the world of The Indy Corner website, thank you to them for giving me the opportunity to write reviews of the weird and wonderful world of British Wrestling! A background on myself, well I have been watching the UK scene since […]

Live Report: PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16

Added by Senor LARIATO

So, another year and another Super Strong Style 16 is in the books. The fourth annual iteration of the largest tournament in British wrestling saw at least 1,500 of the PROGRESS faithful descend on the Alexandra Palace in North London for three days of sun, food, booze and sixteen of the best professional wrestlers from […]

AAW Day of Defiance (May 5, 2018) Review

Added by Tony Kegger

AAW returned to LaSalle, Illinois for the last time until August 4th for Day of Defiance. Ten matches were advertised for the show. Buck Nasty vs. Mike Hartenbower vs. Hakim Zane vs. Curt Stallion vs. Space Monkey Five-man scramble match to start Day of Defiance. Space Monkey was impressive here with a moonsault and then […]

28 Days Later: A NOLA Weekend Retrospective

Added by Shane Silver

There are two types of people in this world; those who were at Joey Janela’s Spring Break II and those who weren’t. I want that inscribed on my tombstone or the park bench erected in my memory. JJSBII is the sole reason why my live report and documented experiences of New Orleans and the wrestling […]

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018 Review: Finals (Day 13-15) (25/4/18-30/4/28)

Added by Mike Grindle

You can check out the review for the previous days of the tournament here: 1-4 http://bit.ly/2HiXqTE 5-8 http://bit.ly/2Hb39Yf 9-12 http://bit.ly/2HsRfcq So we’ve made it to the finals! We’re be looking at both the A block and B Block finals as well as the actual final match itself here. Hino and Zeus go into the block […]

REVIEW: NJPW The Road To Dontaku

Added by Tokyo WrestlingFan

The road to Wrestling Dontaku is well underway, making a brief stop in Kumamoto for Wrestling Hi no Kuni on April 29th, before ending in a two day show in Fukuoka on May 3rd and 4th. The shows leading up to the major New Japan events usually feature matches that build up current storylines but […]

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018 Review: Days 9-12 (18/4/18-22/4/18)

Added by Mike Grindle

You can check out the review for days 1-4 of the tournament HERE You can also check out the review for days 1-5 HERE Day 9 Block B Match: Dylan James vs. KAI Things are somewhat back and forth early here, but it’s pretty much Dylan in control all the way to the end here, when KAI […]

Match of the Week (13/04-20/04 2018): Ilja Dragunov vs WALTER, wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship (wXw True Colors 2018

Added by Miguel Camilleri

Ilja Dragunov might not necessarily be mentioned much when discussing the best pure babyfaces in the world of wrestling. To my mind, nonetheless, the Invincible one is definitely in the conversation for that accolade. His character, which is based on the struggle of fighting against all odds for his dreams and fighting to provide for […]

From The Vault Review: Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Destiny’ (18/7/05)

Added by MC Lee

Show Facts: Date: 18/07/2005 Arena: Tokyo Dome Attendance: 52,000 Masashi Aoyagi, SUWA & Takashi Sugiura vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Mitsuo Momota & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Katsuhiko Nakajima was only 17 at this time and he is making his Noah debut which is very shocking. Nakajima has been around for ever and based of his match, he has […]

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018 Review: Days 5-8 (12/4/18-16/4/18)

Added by Mike Grindle

If you haven’t yet checked out the review for days 1-4 of the tournament yet, you can do so HERE We now reach the part of the tournament that separates potential winners from those likely to finish bottom of the pack. Will the likes of Doering and KAI make up for their slow starts and can […]

REVIEW: ICW ‘The Wolf Of Sauchiehall Street’

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

ICW is back in the Garage in Glasgow, for The Wolf of Sauchiehall Street. With a stacked card you know this show is going to be incredible. DCT vs Big Grizzly Kicking off the event it’s DCT taking on Big Grizzly. It starts with DCT getting in the face of Grizzly which just angers him. […]

REVIEW: North Wrestling ‘Let The Cannons Fly’

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

NORTH Wrestling’s show ‘Let The Cannons Fly’ was at the Riverside in Newcastle, England on March 10th, 2018. The card was stacked and Eddie Dennis was the special guest GM for the night. The show is now on demand (link at the end), but for now here is a review of the action. Sons Of […]

REVIEW: AJPW Champion Carnival 2018: Days 1-4 (7/4-11/4)

Added by Mike Grindle

The Champion Carnival is one of the oldest active tournaments in wrestling, even predating NJPW’s G1. For those new to All Japan Pro Wrestling, the tournament works in the same fashion as the aforementioned G1, with a round-robin format. We’re be covering this fifteen-day tournament over several articles, and we’re be looking at the first […]

REVIEW: OTT ‘Defiant’ (1/4/18)

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT Defiant is an ALL FEMALE show. That’s right, it’s ladies night in ring, in the Tivoli Theatre. It’s huge booking an all-female show and I support it 100%. All the females involved in the show are such huge talents, and it’s great that women have their time to shine in the ring and show […]

Review: Martina’s Gaff Party 3: Sayonara Session Moth

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

OTT is back in the Tivoli Theatre, and Martina’s Gaff Party is also back. It’s a time to celebrate. Since Martina is heading off to Japan soon, this Gaff Party is all about saying goodbye and good luck. This party could get messy. [Spoilers ahead] To kick off the show it’s a debuting Chris Ridgeway […]

REVIEW: ‘An Introduction to New Japan Pro-Wrestling’ DVD

Added by Senor LARIATO

In 2018 there’s never been a better time to be a fan of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The promotion is on the rise, touring multiple countries and gaining new followers the world over thanks to some amazing in-ring action and the accessibility of the New Japan World streaming service. Never before has it been so easy […]

OTT Wrestling: Contenders 7 (18/3/18) Review

Added by Lorna Marie Watts

It is on demand, link at the end so…….. Warning this obviously contains spoilers. Club Tropicana vs The Mongrels The match starts with Aiden and Eddie, and the mongrels quickly get the upper hand. Dempster throws Aiden half way across the ring, which leads to the tag to the Captain. Captain Sexsea being his cheeky […]

FIGHT CLUB: PRO A TRIBUTE TO FANCOIS TREBEC – A LIVE RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW

Added by Christopher Lawson

It was a cool night in Wolverhampton. Hundreds upon hundreds of avid wrestling rasslin fans coming from far and wide, ascend upon the Starworks Warehouse. The West Midland Wrestling Mecca. Omari vs Haskins vs KLR vs Sean Kustom vs ELP vs vs Session Moth vs DAN started the nights proceedings. A match full of FCP […]

REVIEW: PROGRESS Chapter 63 ‘Take Me Underground’ (21/2/18)

Added by Matt Seese

LIVE from the O2 Ritz – Manchester, England Natural Progression Series First Round Match: Drew Parker def. Spike Trivet (5:42) This was a short but solid match, getting Parker more over against a despicable character like Trivet’s. The ring action was decent and served to be a good enough opener for the crowd. Parker is […]

THIS.IS.PROGRESS Review

Added by Senor LARIATO

THIS.IS.PROGRESS began life as a 22 minute documentary short released in 2016 by Elixir Media Production. The film looked at British independent wrestling promotion PROGRESS Wrestling’s rise to the forefront of the growing scene, on the eve of their biggest show to date at the historic Brixton Academy. With the short serving as a proof-of-concept […]

REVIEW: EVOLVE 100 (17/2/18)

Added by Matt Seese

LIVE From La Boom – New York, NY Fred Yehi def. Dominic Garrini Yehi finally ends his losing streak against a young, unproven talent in Dominic Garrini. This match had a decent pace, but it lacked any kind of general heat with the fans which definitely hurt the finish to the match. Garrini still has […]

Pro Wrestling Chaos – ‘Control, Alt, Delete’ (17/2) – Ringside Review

Added by Timothy Ricketts

Pro Wrestling Chaos go to live iPPV for their first time with ‘Control, Alt, Delete’ ready to show the world their narratively and technically excellent product. Tim Ricketts was at ringside to report. ‘Country Big’ Josh Knott vs El Ligero – Dark Match After appearing as a Mr Meeseeks in the Mystery Inter-dimensional Portal match […]

PROGRESS Chapter 62 (28/1/18) Review

Added by Matt Seese

Natural Progression Series 1st Round Match: Chris Ridgeway def. Omari (13:16) This was a really solid opener done at a very solid pace to get the crowd going a bit. The one issue that I still have with Chris Ridgeway is who is he? NXT had the same issue with Roderick Strong as in he’s a […]

Review: PROGRESS Chapter 61 (14/1/18)

Added by Matt Seese

Before the show kicked off, Mark Andrews came down to address his injury and why he wouldn’t be competing against Chris Ridgeway on this chapter. This caused Eddie Dennis to come out and bash Mark, saying he’s faking the injury so he won’t have to face him down the line. Eddie did everything in his […]

EVOLVE 99 (14/1/18, New York) Review

Added by Matt Seese

Austin Theory def. Jason Kincaid This match was used to fuel the fire between Kincaid and Theory while temporarily putting the story on hold as Theory rises in EVOLVE and did a very good job in doing so. Kincaid appeared to be regaining control of the match when he went for a double stomp on […]

EVOLVE 98 (13/1/18, La Boom, New York) Review

Added by Matt Seese

Ringkampf def. Catch Point (Tracy Williams & Dominic Garrini) Before the match, Catch Point manager and national treasure Stokely Hathaway tried his hardest to create a new Dream Team and combine Ringkampf and Catch Point. WALTER, however, did not cooperate with this, ripping up Hathaway’s offer right in his face. As the match got going, […]

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 (4/1/18) Review

Added by Matt Seese

IWGP Junior Tag Team Titles: The Young Bucks def. Roppongi 3K (c) (18:49) This whole match was very inconsistent They had a very clunky, confusing start, and selling that didn’t sit well with me. Why is Matt trying to sell the same worked injury that Yoh did just three minutes prior? Very confusing and frustrating. However, […]

My Friend Lost To A Fredo

Added by Joel Yentis

I went to a UBW in Royston. Royston – it is a Tesco Extra and a train station with a bunch of houses. They also had some form of “Community Hall” facility which, this evening contained some up and coming wrestlers. A big deal has been made over some guy who does Wrestling Memes who, […]

PROGRESS Chapter 59 (Sheffield, 10/12/17) Review

Added by Laura Brooke

So we head off to Sheffield on what can only be described as an utterly freezing cold bastard of a day. It was snowing on and off in Sheffield, but said snow wasn’t really sticking. In the rest of the country it was a different story though. Muchos absences from the show: British Strong Style were stuck […]

An Extraordinary Gentleman, Review

Added by Senor LARIATO

From filmmaker Adam Gill, Figure Four Films and Paragon Pictures present ‘An Extraordinary Gentleman’, a new documentary charting the career of British wrestling star Jack Gallagher. After competing in 2016’s WWE Cruiserweight Classic, Gallagher signed with the world’s largest professional wrestling promotion and appeared on viewer’s screens as a full-time WWE wrestler in November of […]

NJPW Power Struggle 2017 Thoughts

Added by Shaun Nichols

The final NJPW big show of the year promised a fitting end that what has been an awesome year for the company. Featuring four title matches and the final of the Junior Tag league, the show also featured a couple of major surprises as the build up to Wrestle Kingdom 12 truly began. The main […]

Global Wars Chicago Overview

Added by Matt Vicars

Receny Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Global War’s tour culminated in a huge show in Chicago (well, technically about an hour west in Villa Park, but you know) at the Odeum Sports and Expo Center. For those of you unfamiliar, the Global Wars/War of the Worlds shows have turned into an annual […]

AAW Jim Lynam Memorial 2017 Night 2 Review

Added by Matt Vicars

About 20 minutes southwest of Chicago proper is the township of Berwyn, Illinois. The town itself feels somewhat stuck in the 1970’s, with charming, if not slightly run down storefronts, pharmacies, and corner stores sprinkled throughout. This Americana charm congregates together near the middle of the town with a bright, tall neon sign that beams […]