Boy, this thread is like a time capsule. It’s been a year… are there even still people around who watch wrestling?
Well, I do. But I’m one of the ‘nerdier’ wrestling fans. I tend to prefer stuff that isn’t WWE Main Roster. My main sources of wrestling are NXT, particularly the killer Takeover events. Seriously, Takeover Wargames is probably WWE’s best all-around show of that year and the Takeover after had WWE’s first five star match in an eternity with Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade Cien Almas.
From the looks of it 205 Live is on the uprise since Triple H took over booking that part of the show, but I haven’t seen that.
I’m more busy with New Japan Pro Wrestling. NJPWs schedule is perfect for me with their tour schedule. Just a lot of quality wrestling on a few dates every month. I got into the promotion last year, like many, due to Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada’s trilogy of matches notorious for “breaking” Dave Meltzer’s five-star scale. With one match getting 6, the next 6.25 and finally 5.25. While this is just one person’s opinion their high rating shows just really how good their matches were compared to some other stuff.
Recently The Golden Lovers, Tag Team of Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega, reformed in NJPW. And there’s this guy on Youtube who’s really good at explaining NJPW stuff. He usually focuses on in-ring storytelling, which makes it extra interesting since most others don’t. But here’s a really good summary of The Golden Lover’s story.
Yeah, just felt like talking about wrestling a bit. Maybe there’s still people here who enjoy people pretend-fighting for our entertainment around here.