Lowell, MA, a city with an underrated wrestling history, hosted NXT’s latest PLE, Battleground, at the Paul Tsongas Center. Six matches filled out the card, including the main event where Carmelo Hayes returns home to defend the NXT Championship against Bron Breakker.Continue reading “NXT Battleground 2023 Review”
Rollins Tops Styles for World Title at WWE Night of Champions
We have a new World Heavyweight Champion on Monday Night Raw, and his name is Seth “Freakin” Rollins.
To the surprise of many, WWE kicked off Night of Champions with the title bout between Rollins and Styles. It felt like the wrong move before the bell but proved to be the correct move after the bell.
The match started hot and never let up. Styles and Rollins wrestled a 50/50 match where neither man held the lead for an extended period of time. Just as Rollins appeared to be on the verge of sustained offense, Styles would flip the script.Continue reading “Rollins Tops Styles for World Title at WWE Night of Champions”
Best Wrestling Matches of 2022
It’s time for Ringside Logic’s “Best of the Year” honors. 2022 will go down as the year to remember in professional wrestling. Between Cody Rhodes leaving AEW, Steve Austin’s return to the ring, and Vince McMahon’s retirement, there was enough earth-shattering news to last four lifetimes.
2022 also produced one of the best years in between the ropes. Action-packed matches, wild angles, and memorable moments encompassed all major promotions. We will list our picks for the best matches in Impact Wrestling, NJPW, AEW, and WWE, and the big one, the overall Match of the Year.Continue reading “Best Wrestling Matches of 2022”
Miracle on 34th Street Fight Delivers Holiday Cheer
There are few guarantees in life. Death, taxes, and WWE will celebrate the holiday season with Yuletide beatings. Miracle On 34th Street Fight, an in-ring staple for the last eleven years, serves as the annual festive highlight of Raw or SmackDown.
Decorated trees, oversized presents, giant candy canes, and delectable sweets fill out the ringside aesthetic of this Christmas-time spectacle.
While those yearning for a five-star classic loathes these over-the-top affairs, in reality, it’s not for them. Wrestling is a variety show and a match where one contestant gets a bowl of eggnog thrown in their face in a nod and a wink to the audience. Don’t think about it too much; sit back, relax and have fun.Continue reading “Miracle on 34th Street Fight Delivers Holiday Cheer”
The Bloodline Reigns Supreme at Survivor Series: WarGames
Survivor Series unleashed WarGames upon the WWE Universe at the TD Garden in Boston. The sinister structure bookended the five-match PLE, which included two title bouts. Each WarGames match had two different objectives. The women performed an action-packed affair with weapons galore, and the men focused on telling a specific story.Continue reading “The Bloodline Reigns Supreme at Survivor Series: WarGames”
Justice for Larry (CM Punk’s Dog)
The post-All Out backstage brawl is either the most well-booked fight we’ll never see or the most bizarre legit donnybrook of all time.
Reports came out last Friday that AEW is working on a buyout of CM Punk’s contract. Even more reports on Wednesday confirmed The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks) were backstage at Dynamite and are returning soon.
But wait, there’s more.
WrestlingInc.com reported on Wednesday that when the door of Punk’s locker room was kicked in, it accidentally hit his dog, Larry, in the mouth. A few days later, at a pre-scheduled vet appointment, an exam revealed two of Larry’s teeth were knocked loose and had to be removed.
Larry’s role in the Labor Day weekend brawl has seemingly evolved every few weeks. At first, Ace Steel’s girlfriend was watching Larry. Then, Kenny Omega moved Larry to get him out of harm’s way, only to get bit by Ace Steel. Now, his teeth were knocked loose.
But wait, there’s even more.Continue reading “Justice for Larry (CM Punk’s Dog)”
Thoughts on NXT Halloween Havoc
If you’re looking for some excellent professional wrestling to watch, check out the first and last match from this past Saturday’s NXT Halloween Havoc.Continue reading “Thoughts on NXT Halloween Havoc”
Star Wars Takes Its First Steps Into a Larger World With Andor.
The five-year-old me who saw A New Hope for the first time would find Andor an incredibly boring show. The 40-year-old me who saw Andor for the first time is thoroughly impressed with the latest Disney + offering from a galaxy far, far away.
Andor is set five years before the events of Rogue One and welcomes back the film’s creative architect, Tony Gilroy, who masterfully has the Empire loom over everything despite being completely absent from the first three episodes.Continue reading “Star Wars Takes Its First Steps Into a Larger World With Andor.”
WWE Clash at the Castle Results – 9/3/22
WWE held the first premium live event in the UK in 30 years as Clash at the Castle emanated from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Drew McIntyre challenging Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Title headlined the event along with a highly anticipated Intercontinental title showdown between Gunther and Sheamus.Continue reading “WWE Clash at the Castle Results – 9/3/22”
WWE SummerSlam 2022 (Review)
Paul Levesque’s body of work in NXT suggested his creative style was more pro wrestling than sports entertainment. That couldn’t have been further from the truth, as he struck the perfect balance on Saturday to produce a SummerSlam for the ages.
Roman Reigns closing out the show #AndStill champion could signify the shroud of Vince McMahon looming over the new era of WWE. One could be forgiven for conjuring such an idea. After all, wrestling has embedded the art of “the worfans’ minds of fans everywhere.
Bianca Belair’s victory over Becky Lynch, followed by Bayley’s reemergence along with Io Shirai and Dakota Kai’s introduction to the main roster, set a pronounced pace and tone to open the show.
It was a statement that things are going to be different.Continue reading “WWE SummerSlam 2022 (Review)”