MMA Fight Week Preview (plea for a plug)


Hey Scott, you have helped me in the past when you linked my CM Punk article. I was wondering (if time permits) if you could do the same for my fight week preview. While this weekend is not going to move the needle, it is a stacked lineup. It's been a while since we've seen an event that is a real value as far as start to finish.


I personally find the fights (and the sport) more compelling when I take a little time to study the technical aspects. I've written this article to be a user friendly overview, but I've included links throughout that allow the reader to read more into the subject (articles written by people smarter than me).

I also write as a lifelong pro wrestling fan, and a consumer who understands that sometimes the UFC company line is bullshit.

If you give me a plug, I'd appreciate it. 

​I was actually debating whether to fling my $10 a month, monkey-poo style, at either NJ World or Fight Pass, and went with NJ because I just can't see myself sitting through prelims and at least NJ World gives you the whole show live.  
Anyway, yeah, I'm looking forward to Overeem v. Nelson, actually.  Also, Rousey's buyrate numbers keep going up, with Dave now saying they're above Silva v. Diaz, which would put it probably over 800,000 buys by my feeble maths.  Go Ronda!  ​

G1 Climax – Night 5 Preview

http://www.ustream.tv/njpw

The card for tonight’s show looks ridiculous.

Okada/Naito..
a rematch of the World Title match from the Tokyo Dome this year,
also a rematch of the classic World Title match from 3/4/12 that hooked
me on this promotion for good.

Nakamura/Honma.. can the ultimate
underdog finally pull out a win, against the King of Strong Style no
less? Crowd is going to be rabid for a Honma
victory, despite taking on the most popular guy in the company.

Tanahashi/Fale..
not a match you would pencil in as a MOTYC, but Fale has proven his
worth this year. He’s wrestling the modern day HBK, the guy that has me
convinced that Fritz had an illegitimate child in Japan back in ’76, who grew
up to have the discipline that Kerry didn’t.

Styles/Goto.. a match I circled
immediately when the blocks were announced. This should steal the show.
Styles has been a complete beast so far, and Goto is a top-of-the-line
MOTY-caliber guy. If this isn’t the best match on the card, then Okada
did it again~!

Undercard looks like nothing special and hopefully
moves along quickly, but does include Shibata/Benjamin II. There is NOTHING like watching these live.

Best in the World Preview


ROH  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MICHAEL ELIGN VS. ADAM COLE (c)


ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
CHRISTOPHER
DANIELS & KAZARIAN VS. REDRAGON (KYLE O’REILLY & BOBBY FISH) (c)
ROH WORLD TV CHAMPIONSHIP – TRUTH MARTINI WILL BE HANDCUFFED TO
THE RING POST
MATT
TAVEN VS. JAY LETHAL W/ TRUTH MARTINI (c)
GRUDGE MATCH
MATT
HARDY/MICHAEL BENNETT W/ MARIA VS. JAY & MARK BRISCOE
MR. WRESTLING VS. THE LAST REAL MAN
KEVIN
STEEN VS. SILAS YOUNG
SUBMISSION MATCH
RODERICK
STRONG W/ ADAM PAGE VS. CEDRIC ALEXANDER
6 MAN MAYHEM – WINNER GETS FUTURE TV TITLE SHOT
ACH
VS. TAKAAKI WATANABE VS. CAPRICE COLEMAN VS. TADARIUS THOMAS VS. BJ WHITMER VS.
TOMMASO CIAMPA
ROH built up this PPV well. My excitement level would be excessively
higher if Jim Ross was doing the play-by-play, though. Kevin Kelly was dreadful
at getting these angles over. His contrived and forced announcing made it
evident how vital it is to have a play-by-play announcer that can really get
things over. 

Nevertheless, this still looks a good PPV. Kevin Steen vs. Silas Young will be a crazy, stiff fight. I am not a fan of Roderick Strong, but I like the psychology-esque buildup for his upcoming match against Alexander. I’m expecting the tag team title match to steal the show. And Elign vs. Cole should be a very good main event. Cole has done a good job at developing a contemptible heel persona. The fans really want to see him get his comeuppance for being a repulsive and despicable champion, so I’m expecting they finally pull the trigger and put the title on Elign.