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Photo Credit – All Elite Wrestling With just over a week until AEW’s upcoming PPV ‘Double or Nothing, the show was under pressure to build up the PPV considering the lacklustre build so far. Another note going into the show was that for the first time in weeks Dynamite would not feature a major match, and while you simply cannot expect a major match to take place every week on a wrestling show, it would be interesting to see based on the matches advertised which would main event the show. GOOD: The show opened with Christian Cage taking on Matt…

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NXT

NXT continued their build to Takeover: In Your House. NXT this week featured the clash of the century between Johnny Gargano and Bronson Reed inside the steel cage. We also got a grudge match between the two most underrated women in NXT, Toni Storm will have her revenge by fighting Zoey Stark in a singles match. Ted Dibiase is coming to NXT and there are a couple of unique storylines here in NXT too. GREAT: NXT opened with a grudge match between the coolest woman in NXT, Toni Storm, and the upcoming talent, Zoey Stark. This is their rematch from…

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Despite a severely lacklustre build to the show, hopes were still high for WrestleMania Backlash. On paper the card looked extremely strong with every match having the potential to be great. GREAT: Backlash opened with a fantastic ‘cold open’ surprisingly hosted by WWE legend Batista! The promo hyped up the nights events and significantly increased my excitement for the night ahead. GOOD: WWE followed this up with another promo package, but this one taking an in depth look at the Raw women’s Triple Threat. Of course all three women in this match are insanely talented so I did have some…

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Impact Under Siege is here!!!! This was the first Impact Specials after an amazing change from Impact last month at Rebellion. This special featured some title matches and a couple of number 1 contenders bouts. AVERAGE: Brian Myers vs Black Taurus kicked off Under Siege. This match overall was like a usual Impact Wrestling weekly show match, it was just boring and it didn’t suit to be in a special. Black Taurus gave a good showing here but him losing was just make sense especially with a weak lariat by Myers. RESULT – Brian Myers defeats Black Taurus via Pinfall…

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WWE didn’t do as good as you’d expect on Smackdown this week. This week just more average than usual. With a slow opening hour to a pretty good main event, this didn’t feel much like a go home show. GREAT – We open up Smackdown with Jey Uso introducing the WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns comes down to the ring and tells Jey they have to address two things, Jimmy Uso and Cesaro. Roman starts off by saying he likes Cesaro, that he thinks he’s one of the best wrestlers in the world. But he can’t beat Roman…

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After a stellar episode of ROH TV last week, this week the company hoped to keep the momentum going as more and more eyes have turned towards the promotion as of late. The main event of this weeks show was set to be Quinn McKay making her highly anticipated Ring Of Honor in ring debut against ROH veteran Angelina Love. GOOD: Ian Riccaboni kicked off the show by building up and revealing tonight’s action. Unfortunately he didn’t quite build it up as well as Quinn usually does, but in fairness her shoes would be impossible to fill. GOOD: Backstage Quinn…

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With Under Siege just a couple of days away, Impact looks to make the most of their go home show by using it to create numbers one contenders for a couple of the titles. GOOD: Havok defeated Rosemary to become the number one contender for the Knockouts Championship in a good match.  Result – Havok wins Dakota Cohen WR Star Rating – 3.25 Stars GREAT: El Phantasmo defeated Petey Williams, Ace Austin, Acey Romero, TJP & Rohit Raju to become the number one contender in a really fun match.  Result – El Phantsmo pinned Petey Williams Dakota Cohen WR Star…

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NXT

After a strange episode last week that was partially the result of poor pacing, NXT UK looks to bounce back and have a good episode with a gauntlet main eventing. GOOD: Noam Dar defeated Nathan Frazer in a really fast paced & entertaining Heritage Cup Rules match to open up the show. Considering Dar had been losing a lot recently, he needed a win. Both men looked great. Result – Dar wins 2 falls to 1 Dakota Cohen WR Star Rating – 3.5 Stars GREAT: An intense backstage confrontation took place after Sam Gradwell got in the face of Trent…

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AEW

Following the hugely controversial ‘Blood & Guts’ Dynamite special last week, AEW looked to continue the momentum and keep it up as they moved towards their upcoming Pay-Per-View ‘Double Or Nothing’ on May 30th. Not only were they under pressure as the company faced some disappointment from fans the previous week, but they were also under significant pressure from New Japan Pro Wrestling, as the Japanese wrestling giant was allowing one of their titles to be defended on AEW Television for the first time, and this is looked at as a huge deal for them. So with so much pressure…

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NXT

A championship night is here for NXT! This week’s NXT featured two gigantic championship matches. Raquel Gonzalez & KUSHIDA had to defend their titles facing their biggest enemies in NXT. A couple champions were having non title matches too against various opponents. This episode also mark the start of the build to NXT Takeover: In Your House II. GOOD: NXT started with The Doomsday and the current NXT Champion, Karrion Kross, facing one of the members of THE WAY, Austin Theory. This match overall was good and I thought the match was going to be a complete squash, but Theory…

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