What Wrestling Should You Watch This Week? (July 6, 2020)

Monday 7/6: Marvelous at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

(Streams live at 6AM EDT on PPV with a ¥3000 digital ticket.)

It has been over 2 months since the last Marvelous dojo show, and over 3 since the last show with fans. The joshi promotion makes its triumphant return to live audience shows with this PPV from Tokyo venue Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The opener is a singles match between Tomoko Watanabe and Hibiki, and the second match is a 3-on-2 handicap match that sees KAORU, Masha Slamovich & Mei Hoshizuki face Mikoto Shindo & Maria. The main event is an intergender match, with sole male Marvelous roster member Leo Isaka facing company ace Takumi Iroha.— Nigel Spudes

Wednesday 7/8: AEW Fyter Fest Night 2

(Airs live at 8PM EDT on TNT.)

Night one of Fyter Fest last week had some highlights for sure, but the card this week looks really promising. Obviously yours truly is excited for Nyla Rose to be back in action, and I really have my fingers crossed for Private Party to get one over on Page & Omega in the main event for the Tag Titles. However… the real focus this week is the match we’ve all been waiting for: Chris Jericho vs Orange Cassidy. Can’t wait!— LB Hunktears

Wednesday 7/8: NXT Great American Bash Night 2

(Airs at 8PM EDT on USA.)

What is the deal with NXT making me want to watch it? Rude! As much as I’d rather see Candice Lerae vs Adam Cole and Keith Lee vs Mia Yim, Candice vs Mia and Adam vs Keith is also good. I can get psyched about that. I hope Keith Lee throws Adam Cole very far. I hope Adam Cole flies across the whole Full Sail parking lot.— LB Hunktears

Thursday 7/9: Ice Ribbon #1048

(Streams at 7AM EDT on Nico Pro.)

Ice Ribbon is arguably the promotion that showed the most creativity during COVID-19 lockdown. They transitioned into a weekly no people TV show format that saw them bring back strange stipulations like the Frank Sisters’ infamous Hot Dog Match and have a singles match turn into tag match against the Corona Virus itself tagging with Baby Yoda. The show also brought back the IW19 title (pronounced only in Japanese, because when said aloud it’s a pun on “IWGP”) and held a tournament to crown its new champion.

Hamuko Hoshi eventually won the title, and this show sees her making her first IW19 title defense against her daughter Ibuki Hoshi. The semi-main is a match for the Triangle Ribbon title, with Tae Honma defending her title against Tsukasa Fujimoto and Satsuki Totoro. Elsewhere, the recently formed alliance of Maya Yukihi, Ram Kaicho & Rina Yamashita faces the Frank Sisters in a trios match.— Nigel Spudes

More Pro Wrestling:

Saturday 7/12: Pro Wrestling NOAH New Hope Day 4

(Streams live at 6AM EDT on Abema TV.)

This is the fourth in a series of free Abema TV shows pitting young NOAH ace Kaito Kiyomiya against new challengers to test his mettle as the “new hope” of the promotion. On New Hope Day 3, Kiyomiya defeated the debuting Daiki Inaba. Inaba returns on this show Terminator 2-like as Kiyomiya’s tag partner. The main event sees the brand new team facing off against Atsushi Kotoge & Seiki Yoshioka of the Full Throttle faction. Elsewhere on the card, Daisuke Harada takes on the Kongo faction’s resident short king Haoh, and Rene Dupree faces the mountainous Yoshiki Inamura.— Nigel Spudes

Saturday 7/12: New Japan Pro Wrestling New Japan Cup Finals

(Streams live at 4AM EDT on New Japan World.)

New Japan returns to audience wrestling for the first time since the COVID pandemic shut them down! As Emily Pratt pointed out in her review of the last two Cup shows, EVIL’s new attitude is an exciting one, and I also can’t wait to see how things go between him and Okada in the finals. Other highlights on this show include Douki and Master Wato as well as a CHAOS/LIJ group tag that brings Hiromu Takahashi face to face once again with Toru Yano… I predict those two are going to put on the storyline of the summer.— LB Hunktears

Sunday 7/13: New Japan Pro Wrestling Dominion

(Streams live at 2AM EDT on New Japan World.)

Dominion is their biggest show of the summer, and, while most of the card will be determined later in the week, SHO challenging Shingo Takagi for the NEVER Openweight Championship is bound to be an absolute banger. And come on? Zack Sabre Jr and Taichi challenging Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship? I’ve been chomping at the bit for this my entire life. I hope Miho Abe shows up…— LB Hunktears

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