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The Chairshot Official Ratings & Review: WrestleCircus Raise the Curtain



WrestleCircus is back bitches! A month removed from their highly touted return show, The Show Must Go On, we get, Raise the Curtain. Many names we all know, Indy mark or not, and some are making their WrestleCircus debut. I’m looking forward to this one, particularly since I haven’t seen Teddy Hart since Wrestle Society X (bite your tongue with old comments). So given that WSX was like 10 years ago, I’m really curious what Teddy still does.

Also aside from Teddy Hart curiosity, it’ll be interesting to see how Tessa Blanchard rebounds from her losing effort, in the 5* classic against Brian Cage. So with all the known talent and the match ups the way they are, without further ado, let’s see how this show plays out.


Shane Taylor vs JT Dunn

This match was surprisingly closer than expected.

Dunn took an early advantage and then Taylor dominated for a good portion of the match. Dunn did get a second wind, connecting on a rolling cutter, tombstone piledriver and a discus forearm. But when Taylor kicked out of the first one, he went back to the well for another forearm, and Taylor countered with a Knockout Punch. Dunn went to sleep, Taylor’s hand went up.

Rating: ** 1/4


Fatal 4-Way: Teddy Hart vs Andrew Everett vs Zachary Wentz vs Myron Reed

So a few of these guys we’ve seen in Japanese promotions (Zachary Wentz in Dragon Gate and Andrew Everett in NOAH), with a known commodity in Teddy Hart and Crown of Glory Champion, Myron Reed.

This match started off strong and fast paced, but the major thread that plagued the match was a lack of fluidity. Teddy Hart pulled off some fantastic combination moves, like a rope assisted DDT/Piledriver and a Diving Double Spike DDT. Each man had a legitimate shot at a few near falls, but Teddy Hart pulls off the win, by countering Myron Reed’s offense on Andrew Everett and turning it into an avalanche Canadian Destroyer.

A lot of big fun spots, but like I said before, the spots seemed to be off by a few seconds and they never really got a good flow for the match. Entertaining as hell though, and it was great to see Teddy Hart again.

Rating: ** 3/4


Mixed Tag Match: Gentleman Jervis & Kylie Rae vs Serpentico & Leva Bates

Well, I enjoyed Leva coming down dressed as Jake the Snake since she’s teaming with Serpentico and apparently Jervis is afraid of snakes.

So ya, this started off as a typical comedic Jervis match with hugs and tickles, then Leva chases him to the back with the snake in the bag. So Lucha rules kicked in and the two remaining teammates decided to actually wrestle. Kylie was very impressive, middle rope corkscrew arm drag, and a few other notable moves.

The match went on for quite some time, we got Jervis’ Rocking Sleepy Hold and the Wheelbarrow Snake Charming Hypnosis spot causing Leva to DDT Serpentico. This kind of stuff doesn’t resonate with me, so I’ll give it that the audience seemed to enjoy it, but I’d rather eat glass.

Actual submissions happened and both Serpentico and Leva were forced to tap together, but this is not something I cared for beyond a few little chuckles.

Rating: * 1/2


Rey Fenix vs Dezmond Xavier

An interesting pairing with Fenix making his WC debut and Xavier still trying to prove himself.

Early on Fenix tweaked his knee, and Xavier took advantage of it, but got easily distracted and annoyed. Fenix wrestled from underneath for a while, with both men pulling out interesting moves. Xavier hit his Double Backhand Spring Overhead Kick, for a near fall. However, Dezmond’s inexperience got the best of him. Fenix put a few moves together, hit a big step up spinning back kick, followed up by a Muscle Buster spun into what looked like a Fire Thunder Driver variation. I’m not really sure what to call it, but damn cool. And here I thought the coolest move was going to be Xavier hitting a crisp Spiral Tap that left the announce team grasping at straws for what to call it.

As for the match, they gave a lot of space between moves for things to sink in, and to set up the next spot. Not a bad thing at all, but it did make the pacing of the match a little odd at times. Good match, and given the story they were telling, it worked very well.

Rating: *** 1/2


Big Top Tag Team Title: Extra Talent-ed (c) vs. Dirty Devils w/ Insidious Follower

Dirty Devils are the typical kind of occult heel team with a manager, while I don’t know much about the others.

The match had some nice transitions, just poor execution in a lot of spots. A Tope con Hilo that mostly missed, a wheelbarrow tag move that seemed odd and the biggest travesty, a botch ref grab to break up the 3 count. The crowd was chanting “This is Bullshit” before the interference from the Insidious Follower even happened.

So Dirty Devils win thanks to manager help and a pin break up, that never really happened. Match was actually alright up until that ending sequence, and the camera angle didn’t really help the situation either.

Rating: ** 1/2


#1 Contender For Sideshow Title: MASADA vs. Jordan Len-X

MASADA is a known hardcore wrestler, and Jordan may have bitten off more than he can chew.

The story of the match was that MASADA was trying to prove he can wrestle a technical match without needing the hardcore element, and it worked for a while. We saw a mostly well wrestled match, up until the last few minutes, again. Now Sideshow rules allows for anything goes, so MASADA fell back into old habits.

A Sunset Flip Powerbomb, catches the ref, and we get a ref bump. Jordan Len-X then starts screaming at the back for a new ref or something, all while MASADA gets his wooden skewers. No new ref shows up, so when Jordan turns around, MASADA catches him in a heel hook, jams in the skewers and holds him in a Camel Clutch for a while.

Apparently at this point Austin the fired referee shows up, ignores Jordan’s feet on the ropes (which was unclear if the ropes really mattered anyway) and acknowledges the tap out…and it apparently stands? I don’t know. When even commentary doesn’t know what’s going on, it makes the match look weak. So two very suspect finishes in a row, reminds people of janky WCW finishes and doesn’t allow the card to build correctly.

Rating: ** 3/4


Lady of the Ring Title: Tessa Blanchard (c) vs Chelsea Green

Tessa coming off the big loss to Brian Cage and Chelsea slowly picking up steam everywhere, should make for a solid match.

Tessa’s story was that she was angry and more driven after her loss to prove herself, while Chelsea was just trying to capitalize on Tessa’s moments of blind rage. The crowd swung back and forth between the two women, and save for 2 bad spots, the match had a lot of intensity and was paced nicely.

Angry Tessa is a little scary, so I’d much prefer smiley Tessa. But regardless, a lot of back and forth, a Laurel Van Ness transformation, but still Tessa B ain’t nothing to fuck with. She drives Chelsea into the mat head first, and then lands The Magnum flush, and picks up the pinfall victory.

Rating: **** 1/4


Penta El Zero M vs Shane Strickland

Two men who can put on clinics, allows for a lot of imagination in a match like this.

Immediately, Penta dives on Shane and goes to collect a bone, by snapping Shane’s right arm. So Shane wrestled 99% match with ‘one’ arm. So many chairs were used all throughout this match. Commentary had amusing moments of referencing the chair company and that the chairs have families.

So this match was entertaining as hell, with moments of technical wrestling thrown in, but was mostly a brawl the likes of Attitude Era WWF or Omega vs Jericho. We saw Canadian Destroyers, Penta Drivers, seated strong style, CHAIRSHOTS, and cursing in Spanish. This match also did a good job at highlighting Strickland’s ingenuity, by seeing what he could do with one arm mostly useless.

With so much back and forth, it came down to Pentagon going to the top one too many times, Shane throwing a chair at him to send the action to the outside, then it was all Shane. Another CHAIRSHOT, saw Pentagon sit down, Strickland goes up to hit a Swerve Stomp on the seated Pentagon (which snaps the back of the chair clean off), throws Penta into the ring, and one final Swerve Stomp gets the pinfall.

Rating: **** 3/4


This show ended with two amazing matches that definitely sent the crowd home happy and energized. The rest of the card obviously wasn’t bad, (I realize the comedy match has fans, so even if I don’t like it, there’s an audience), but the odd finishes leading towards the two main events added an odd air to the show. WrestleCircus may be the most well rounded Independent around right now. Good mixture of match styles, solid quality throughout the card and pairings that swing regardless of winner.

So again, WrestleCircus continues to impress and prove themselves to be one of the most entertaining wrestling shows in North America. I’m really looking forward to their next show, and as always, Tessa B ain’t nuthin to fuck with!

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King’s WrestleMania Rewind: Stone Cold VS. Scott Hall (WrestleMania X8)

Chris King is back with another WrestleMania Rewind, looking at the NWO’s Scott Hall battling Stone Cold Steve Austin at WWE WrestleMania X8 from Toronto!



Steve Austin Scott Hall WrestleMania X8

Chris King is back with another WrestleMania Rewind, looking at the NWO’s Scott Hall battling Stone Cold Steve Austin at WWE WrestleMania X8 from Toronto!

Chris King is back this week with another edition of WrestleMania Rewind, where he is rewatching all the past Mania matches and feuds. This week you’re in for a treat as we look back at ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. Scott Hall at WrestleMania X8.

In late 2001, Vince McMahon bought out his competition WCW and acquired the rights to a plethora of talent including Booker T, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and the iconic trio known as NWO. Hulk Hogan; Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall were hell raisers, and what better way to make a name for yourself than take out the two top superstars in the WWE The Rock, and Stone Cold?

The NWO cost Austin his chance at becoming the Undisputed Champion at No Way Out during his match with Chris Jericho. Adding insult to injury, the NWO spray-painted ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ with their brand logo just like they did in WCW. As you can imagine, Austin was pissed and out for revenge against the group and primarily Scott Hall.

Hall would challenge Stone Cold to a match at WrestleMania 18. Both superstars beat the living hell out of each other leading up to this highly-anticipated match for who runs the WWE.

The glass broke and Stone Cold made his iconic entrance, and black and white NWO covered Halls’ entrance alongside Kevin Nash. With the odds stacked against ‘The Toughest S.O.B’ could Austin or NWO prove their dominance? Sadly the NWO  broke up that very night when Hulk Hogan came to the aid of his adversary The Rock after their ‘iconic’ dream match. Stone Cold would ensure the victory with the Stunner. Hall would perform an Oscar-worthy sell over the finisher.

What a time to be a wrestling fan in the 2000s when nothing was impossible for WWE. Who would’ve thought WCW would go out of business and Hogan would make his long-awaited return to WWE?

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King’s WrestleMania Rewind: Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens (WWE WrestleMania 36)

Chris King takes a look at the most underrated WWE WrestleMania matches, and starts off with Seth Rollins battling Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 36!



WWE WrestleMania 36 Kevin Owens Seth Rollins

Chris King takes a look at the most underrated WWE WrestleMania matches, and starts off with Seth Rollins battling Kevin Owens in the WWE Performance Center at WrestleMania 36!

Chris King is starting a new series heading into WrestleMania season dubbed WrestleMania Rewind. Each week he’ll be going back and sharing his insight over underrated matches at the Show of Shows. First up, is Kevin Owens vs. “The Monday Night Messiah” Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 36.

At the 2019 edition of Survivor Series, Rollins sacrificed himself during the men’s traditional match allowing SmackDown to ultimately gain the victory. The following night the self-proclaimed Messiah, berated the whole roster but KO was not having any part of it. Owens quickly became a huge barrier in Rollins’ cause for the greater good. The Authors of Pain attacked Owens with Rollins’ character in question.

Owens finally had enough of his rival’s mind games and torment and challenged Rollins to a match on the Grandest Stage Of Them All. Rollins mockingly accepted his challenge and the match was made official for night one of WrestleMania. Owens came out of the gate beating the holy hell out of the Monday Night Messiah trying to achieve his long-awaited moment at Mania but, Rollins tried to steal a disqualification victory by using the ring bell.

Owens hellbent on revenge provoked Rollins into turning their encounter into a no-disqualification contest where the fight could be taken all over the empty arena. The highlight of the match, was when KO used the WrestleMania sign to deliver a thunderous senton bomb through the announce table. Owens would secure the victory with a Stunner in an incredible match. Despite having no crowd during the pandemic era, both KO and Rollins put on an intense performance under the brightest lights.

In my personal opinion, this was a great feud that helped both superstars in their transformation as compelling characters for years to come.

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