WrestleMania Weekend: WWN Supershow: Mercury Rising Review

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All the big boys. Credit: WWN

WWN capped off their WrestleMania Weekend with Mercury Rising, which despite its billing as a Supershow, was at its core Evolve 104. While there was a handful of new faces or irregular Evolve talent, that’s the only thing that distinguished it from the two events they’d already held. Not that I’m complaining, I liked what I saw.

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WrestleMania Weekend: Evolve 103 Review

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Let’s get stiff. Credit: Evolve

Evolve’s second show of the weekend kicked off with some sad news. The match I was looking forward to most, Darby Allin vs WALTER, had to be changed as Darby was injured earlier in the day. It’s kind of a miracle that doesn’t happen more often over this weekend. You’d think these wrestlers would be dropping like flies. Anyway, it’s still a decent card with a few potential show-stealers and an eye-popping main event.

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WrestleMania Weekend: Beyond Lit Up Review

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Lots of people to enjoy there. Credit: Beyond Wrestling

It’s hard to judge where Lit Up sits on the WrestleMania Weekend silliness spectrum. A card of intergender matches taking place at midnight has the potential to go either way. The timing certainly hints towards at least a touch of the ridiculous as I’m guessing most of the audience have had a drink or two. Let’s just say that there’s the potential for all kinds of madness to go down.

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WWE WrestleMania 34 Review

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Not this year, buddy. Credit: WWE

I spend a lot of time moaning about WWE. However, when that sign goes up and we all start pointing at it, I get excited. Part of that is down to the many great shows going on around the big one, but let’s not pretend I don’t love WrestleMania. Even as it trickles into its seventh hour and pisses me off for the sixth time, there are few things I’d rather be doing. It’s ‘Mania! Let’s have fun.

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WrestleMania Weekend: NXT TakeOver New Orleans

After a world of hurt is delivered by both rivals, Gargano prevails and wins his NXT reinstatement, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd.

I’m not crying. Credit: WWE

I don’t want to go full wrestling snob, but in recent years WWE weekends haven’t gotten me excited because of the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania. They get me excited because it means it’s time for a TakeOver. If you want cards packed with quality story-driven wrestling, then NXT could lay claim to being the best destination for you. Even when the cards look a bit iffy, they deliver. When they look as sexy as this one? Well, I think it’s safe to say we’re in for a treat.

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