Friday Night Thread

Here’s a trailer for HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. The Revival and Kalisto, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik vs. TJP, Jack Gallagher & Drew Gulak have been added to the Royal Rumble kickoff show alongside Bobby Roode’s US title open challenge.

Here’s a video of NXT stars picking their Royal Rumble winners.

Night 1 of New Japan’s The New Beginning in Sapporo takes place later tonight/early tomorrow (1am PST, 4am EST, 9am GMT), headlined by Tanahashi vs. Suzuki.

Now talk, damn it!

 

Sunday Thread

PW Insider reports that Ethan Carter III is done with Impact Wrestling after last night’s tapings in Orlando. Chris Adonis (formerly Masters) has also left the company.

Tom Zenk’s funeral service was held yesterday. The Wrestling Observer noted that a cause of death had yet to be determined.

For some Sunday reading, check out Brian Bayless on Mid-South 1983 and Thomas Hall on Smackdown 2003.

Now talk, heathens!

Strong Style Saturday Thread

WWE has announced more teams for the Mixed Match Challenge. The complete list so far is: Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss, Finn Balor & Sasha Banks, Rusev & Lana, Bobby Roode & Charlotte Flair, Jimmy Uso & Naomi, and Apollo Crews & Nia Jax.

Impact Wrestling achieved its best rating in three months this week and its best viewership since August.

PW Insider reports that War Machine finished their NJPW commitments at New Year Dash.

Now talk, damn it!

Ten Lords a-Leaping Thread

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 is tomorrow (or very late tonight depending on your timezone). Here’s my preview.

At today’s NJPW Fan Fest it was announced that New Japan will be an official part of Fire Pro Wrestling World for its launch on PS4 in the summer. The DLC will include a story mode.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles in a handicap match for the WWE Championship has been officially added to the Royal Rumble card.

Becky Lynch returned to Smackdown last night and TJP returned to 205 Live.

Now talk, damn it!

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 Preview

Happy new year one and all! As most of us emerge blearily from several weeks of excess, New Japan Pro Wrestling prepares for its annual January 4th spectacular from the Tokyo Dome. I’ll be reviewing the show on Thursday, but for those of you interested in watching but unsure as to what to expect, here’s a primer…

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Nine Ladies Dancing Thread

Yeah, I’m going all the way with this.

Ahead of January 4th, here are some previews of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 courtesy of CBS Sports and the Daily Mirror. What a time to be alive.

This week’s Raw review is courtesy of Mr Bob Colling and you can read it here.

Also, don’t forget to vote in the Fourth Annual Scott Keith Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Wrestling (aka the Doomies). More details here.

Now talk, damn it!