What Wrestling Should You Watch This Week (2/17/20)

Tuesday 2/18: Freedoms  Go Beyond the Limit 2020

(Streams at 5AM EST on Nico Pro.)

Japanese deathmatch promotion Freedoms welcomes GCW’s roster to Korakuen Hall during the American promotion’s tour of Japan. GCW’s Jimmy Lloyd, Matt Tremont, Alex Colon & Danny Havoc face BASARA founder Isami Kodaka and Freedoms regulars Kenji Fukimoto, Minoru Fujita & Kamui in a Weapons Elimination Match, Chris Dickinson & Matthew Justice challenge Los Nomados (Violento Jack & Mammoth Sasaki) for the King of Freedoms Tag Team Titles, and Yuko Miyamoto challenges Toru Sugiura for the King of Freedoms World Title in a Fluorescent Tower Death Match. — Nigel Spudes

More Pro Wrestling:

Wednesday 2/19: AEW Dynamite

(Airs live at 8PM EST on TNT.)

After last week’s historic Dynamite, AEW is promoting zero women’s matches! That disappointment aside (and precluding a visit from the god Britt Baker), the show is almost unreasonably stacked. Depressed gamer Kenny Omega and depressed drinker Adam Page defend their AEW Tag Team Championships against the Lucha Brothers. The rest of AEW’s tag teams will be in a battle royal to determine the winner of that match’s challengers at Revolution. Jon Moxley takes on a debuting Jeff Cobb in a match where Mox’s ultimate success against a member of the Inner Circle isn’t quite so certain. And, finally, AEW gives us their first steel cage match, the fulfillment of MFJ’s third stipulation for Cody Rhodes, as he takes on Wardlow. It’s a little less emotional and a whole lot less perverted than ten lashes, but it should be a good time!—Colette Arrand

Friday 2/21: DDT Into the Fight 2020

(Streams live at 9:30PM EST on DDT Universe.)

DDT returns to Korakuen Hall for their next major show after last month’s Sweet Dreams. Masato Tanaka won the K-OD Openweight Title from HARASHIMA on that show, and he looks to make his first defense against Mao in this show’s main event. In the semi-main, Konosuke Takeshita faces Chris Brookes to determine the inaugural champion for the DDT Universal Championship, a new title intended to promote international expansion for DDT. Elsewhere, the recently formed trio Eruption (Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai) face Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase, Sendai Girls wrestler Chihiro Hashimoto makes another guest appearance, and Strong Hearts members CIMA, T-Hawk & El Lindaman continue their partnership with the DAMNATION faction. — Nigel Spudes

Lucha Libre AAA

Saturday 2/22: AAA Nacemos Para Luchar

(Streams live at 9PM EST on the AAA Twitch Channel.)

Time for another AAA Twitch show baby!! Do you know what that means? More mask stealing, cheating, and overall bastard behavior from my favorite guys LA Park, Rush El Toro Blanco, and Bestia Del Ring. Will the newly reformed Psycho Circus be able to defeat them? This card is looking like it will slap. I mean, look at that tag match in the semi-main. Lucha Bros vs Daga & Taurus vs Puma King & Laredo Kid? Please! Thank you! To me, AAA in 2020 is the platonic ideal wrestling company. The style is exciting, everyone looks cool as hell, the roster has star power, and the shows are fun and well-structured.— LB Hunktears

World Wonder Ring Stardom

Sunday 2/23: Stardom 9th Anniversary Day in Nagoya

(Available on VOD on Stardom World.)

No matches for this show have been announced other than Mayu Iwatani defending the World of Stardom Championship against Jungle Kyona, but if the tag match that pitted them against each other last month was any indication, this will be worth watching. It’s still really tough for me to wrap my mind around a Stardom with no Io Shirai, no Kairi Hojo, and now no Kagetsu, but at least we can still count on Mayu Iwatani delivering solid main events. Hoping the rest of the card is good too!— LB Hunktears

Full Streaming Schedule

(All times EST)
Monday, 2/17 Tuesday, 2/18 Wednesday, 2/19 Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 Sunday, 2/23
Pro Wrestling NOAH Ratel’s Showtime (DDT Universe 4AM EST) All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW TV 4:30AM EST) ⱽᴼᴰ DDT Dramatic Do It! 2020 (DDT Universe 4AM EST) † Pro Wrestling NOAH Starting Over 2019 (DDT Universe 4AM EST) † NEW JAPAN ROAD (New Japan World 4:30AM EST) All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW TV 3AM EST) All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW TV 3AM EST)
All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW TV 4:30AM EST) ⱽᴼᴰ Freedoms Go Beyond the Limit 2020 (Nico Pro 5AM EST) †** Tiger Hattori Retirement Event (New Japan World 4:30AM EST) NEW JAPAN ROAD (New Japan World 4:30AM EST) WWE SmackDown (Fox 8PM EST) Manabu Nakanishi Retirement Event (New Japan World 4:30AM EST) CMLL Arena Mexico (Mexiquense TV 1PM EST)†
ROH Episode #439 (FITE 7PM EST, Free)† NWA Powerrr (NWA YouTube 6:05PM EST)† AEW Dynamite (TNT 8PM)** Actwres girl’Z (Nico Pro 5AM EST) † St. Louis Anarchy In Your Hall: Strong Style (IWTV 8:30PM EST) IMPACT! Sacrifice (FITE 7PM EST, Free with IMPACT Plus or $9.99) Stardom 9th Anniversary Day in Nagoya (Stardom World) ⱽᴼᴰ**
WWE Raw (USA 8PM) AEW Dark (AEW YouTube 7PM EST)† WWE NXT (USA 8PM) 2AW (Nico Pro 7:30AM EST) † CMLL Arena Mexico (CMLL YouTube 9:30PM EST) AAA Nacemos Para Luchar (AAA Twitch 9PM EST)**
CMLL Arena Puebla (CMLL YouTube 10PM EST) IMPACT! (AXS, 8PM EST)† NXT UK (WWE Network 3PM EST)† DDT Into the Fight 2020 (DDT Universe 9:30PM EST)**
Stardom NewYear Stars 2020 in Osaka (Stardom World)ⱽᴼᴰ
MLW Fusion #97 (MLW YouTube)† CMLL Arena Mexico (CMLL YouTube 8:30PM EST) +Lucha and Chill (Más Lucha YouTube 10:30PM)† WWE 205 Live (WWE Network 10PM EST)
d** = Recommended
†= Pretaped
ⱽᴼᴰ= Will be made available online at some point after the show

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