The ESSENTIAL Thursday Night Thread: May 14, 2020

Today’s zen koan: Do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.  There’s a lot of news out there, and a lot of that news is pointing positively.  The news is not where we want it to be, but it is getting there slowly.  It is okay to be happy about going in the right direction, even as you feel frustration about being so far away.  Little victories mean a lot.

Tonight, FS1 is showing the classic Green Bay/Philadelphia playoff game known as “the 4th and 26 game”.

But you are wrestling fans, so here’s some of what Vince would call Such Good Shit.  I’m giving you enough matches to make a full card!  Join me after the jump!

Let’s see, where do I start…

…how about with an AEW/TNA battle?  From Cleveland, we give you Britt Baker, DMD vs Tasha Steelz!

For our NXT-UK fans hungry for their favorites, we go to Cardiff from 2017 and give you Wolfgang against one of the crossover stars in Pete Dunne!

Dateline: Minnesota for some women’s action, as the controversial Priscilla Kelly takes on AEW’s Penelope Ford!

I hear you, EVE fans!  Have a WarGames!

More AEW/TNA crossover action coming to you from Maine, as Darby Allin takes on the Rascal known as Zachary Wentz!

We head down to Nashville and Southern Underground Pro for the editor’s choice, as two guys I’ve met who are both very cool dudes square off in Dominic Garrini and Cabana Man Dan!

We head to Illinois as Glory Pro puts one of their top stars in AR Fox against the one and only Champ of Tranquilo, Tetsuya Naito!!

From there across the lake to Indiana for another legend taking on a big indie name.  The Dirty Daddy Chris Dickinson meets the at-this-time-future Ring of Honor champ in Pierre Carl Ouellet!

Looks like a full slate of indie action to whet your appet… hang on, my intern is handing me a note.  Wait, what?  You found WHAT?  Folks, we’re setting the wayback machine waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back to 1995 as Bruiser Bedlam hopes to make a certain former WCW star stay lost in Cleveland!  Check this gem out!