Wow, what a year. The world may not have got any better, as it is still a total shitshow out there, but hey, there was some brilliant wrestling, right? I started off with a long list of thirty matches and have whittled that down to ten, nine of which I have written about below (in chronological order). This is the best of the rest, but honestly, any one of them could have been my match of the year (which I’ll have an article up about tomorrow). 2021 may not have fixed the world, but wrestling continued to make me very happy, and this lot played a big part in that.Continue reading “Ramblings About’s Matches Of The Year: Best Of The Rest”
Ramblings About’s Matches of the Month for April 2021
Okay, so removing the ten-match limit for these lists has maybe caused me to go a bit overboard. In my defence, April was a hell of a month for wrestling, despite the event I was looking forward to most, GAEAISM, being postponed because of Japan’s COVID issues. Thankfully, plenty of other stuff was there to pick up the slack, and, well, scroll down to see how much I had to talk about.Continue reading “Ramblings About’s Matches of the Month for April 2021”
Ice Ribbon Spring Is Short, So You Maidens Should Fight! (24/4/21) Review
How about that for a show name? Joshi has an abundance of incredible show titles, but Ice Ribbon has outdone them all there. It was a fitting moniker for what will probably be the last show we see from a Korakuen with fans in it for a while, as Tokyo heads back into lockdown. I’ve no doubt Ice Ribbon will see it out in style, though. Go forth maidens and fight!Continue reading “Ice Ribbon Spring Is Short, So You Maidens Should Fight! (24/4/21) Review”
Ramblings About’s Top Ten Matches Of October 2020
Guess what, folks? I was smart this month. Rather than waiting for the 31st to hurriedly throw this together, I wrote it as we went. How fucking sensible is that? You may no3 call me a grown-up. There was plenty to write about too, as we’ve got a bit of deathmatch, a load of nonsense and even some straight-ahead wrestling, what will they think of next?Continue reading “Ramblings About’s Top Ten Matches Of October 2020”
GCW The New Face Of War (23/8/19) Review
The first of GCW’s shows in Japan was a whole load of fun, so night two had something to live up to. With the way this company has been going recently, you’d have been daft to bet against them keeping the good form up.Continue reading “GCW The New Face Of War (23/8/19) Review”
GCW Worst Behavior (22/8/19) Review
GCW’s rise over the last few years has been as fun as it has been astonishing. Not long ago they were a deathmatch promotion, unknown to wrestling fans outside of that niche. Then, they figured out how to capture the minds and attention of a much larger crowd, blending that deathmatch style with comedy, great wrestling and a little bit of magic. It’s been so successful that they’ve been able to take this show on the road, heading to Tokyo’s Shin-Kiba 1st RING for two nights that blended their roster with a few notable Japanese faces.Continue reading “GCW Worst Behavior (22/8/19) Review”
Ramblings About’s Top Ten Matches Of April 2019
Hello friends, April was a busy old month for the wrassling, wasn’t it? That little thing called WrestleMania grabbed everyone’s attention for a bit, but it was far from alone. Unfortunately, that means there is a lot of stuff I haven’t watched. I’ve barely scratched the surface of the Champion’s Carnival, and haven’t even got around to watching Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan. Still, there is a load I have seen, and that was packed with exciting matches.Continue reading “Ramblings About’s Top Ten Matches Of April 2019”
WrestleMania Weekend: Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 1 (5/4/19) Review
As it is WrestleMania Weekend and I’m drunk, I’m bashing these reviews out and not really editing them (yes, I usually edit). If an incoherent ramble doesn’t interest you, don’t bother reading them.
It’s Joey Janela’s Spring Break Three and I have a beer. Need I say more? (I might just start all my reviews like that now).Continue reading “WrestleMania Weekend: Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 1 (5/4/19) Review”
WrestleMania Weekend: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport (4/4/19) Review
It’s WrestleMania weekend! A most joyous time of the year and one during which I get drunk and watch lots of wrestling. There are going to be two types of shows happening over the next few days.
- Those I watch seriously and make an effort to write a decent review of. For example NJPW/ROH and Stardom.
- Those I get drunk in front of and produce a rambling page of gibberish written while I watch the show. For example Spring Break and WrestleMania.
Up first is Bloodsport which slots nicely into the second category, so grab a beer and enjoy some worked shoot wrestling… is that right? Who cares! Let’s get on with it.Continue reading “WrestleMania Weekend: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport (4/4/19) Review”