** = Recommended
ⱽᴼᴰ= Available online at some point after the show
Hunktears’ recommended this week
Quick correction to last week’s schedule: there was a NXT UK PPV on Sunday the 12th. Whoops. Sorry. I try to not let my personal biases about wrestling show in what I put in the schedule table, so that’s entirely my bad in forgetting about the existence of NXT UK.
There was a LOT of wrestling last week! Did you catch all the stuff you wanted to see? It looks like Buddy Murphy and Aleister Black will be wrestling again on Raw, so that might be worth checking out. Big Show in a fistfight? I don’t know. Royal Rumble is coming up.
I’m going to go with the Ganbare☆Wrestling Ganbare Conference thing that I can find absolutely nothing about outside of the DDT Universe schedule. Because AEW Dark looks awful and I have a clear and open bias towards DDT and against most of these other companies (CMLL excluded).
“Will hunktears ever figure out Dragon Gate” is probably the least compelling storyline Fanfyte is doing right now, but I am committed to it no matter what. I can tell you that there’s an Open the Twin Gate Championship Tournament going on right now, and it culminates during Wednesday’s show. And I’m going to watch it!
I understand AEW Dynamite was kind of disappointing last week (so I didn’t watch), but I’m hoping they recover with this week’s Bash at the Beach episode. I mean, it has PAC vs Darby Allin and Moxley vs Sammy Guevara scheduled. I hope something happens at the actual beach. If it doesn’t, I will be furious.
Like I said about OZ Academy last week, Marvelous is a great company to watch for some variety in ages! This card has an age range going from 17 to 50. Plus it’s short and has some wrestlers I already know I like a lot.
Last week’s New Japan Fantastica Mania shows were a delight. Going to keep recommending that.
BLP has a pretty great looking card: Kylie Rae challenging Warhorse for the IWTV Championship, Alex Shelley in a company that isn’t Ring of Honor or NXT, Rocky Romero vs Ophidian? Yeah. Gotta go with BLP here.
All of the cards for New Japan Fantastica Mania look good, but this one has Satoshi Kojima challenging Último Guerrero for the CMLL World Championship and Negro Casas and Tiger Mask meeting in a trios match. It’s also the only show on the schedule for Sunday, so. Not a tough decision.