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Greg DeMarco presents the Chairshot Team Of The Year for 2018! Which unit excelled throughout the past 12 months?

2018 was a hell of a year in professional wrestling, but may best be remembered as setting the stage for a 2019 that could legitimately change the business. Who knows what we’ll be saying in 365 days, but first we need to take our annual look back as we do so well here at The Chairshot.

In the last edition of The Greg DeMarco Show (rebranding as Worked Over Wrestling in 2019), Patrick O’Dowd, Miranda Morales and myself came together to review the past 12 months and pick the Man, Woman, and Team Of The Year for 2018. Over the next few days, I give you the winners!

2018 Chairshot Team Of The Year: The Elite

Picking The Usos at the end of 2017 was a near no-brainer, but this one was a really difficult category for us. No tag team truly stood out, and our winner didn’t even come from their accomplishments as a unit in the ring. But you can’t doubt the impact The Elite had on 2018.

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Chairshot Team Of The Year: The Elite

The front-men for ALL IN, Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks garnered enough attention without a dedicated television show to sell out a 10,000 seat arena in wrestling’s hotbed of Chicago. The Sears Centre was rocking for ALL IN, and even with partnerships like ROH, New Japan, FITE, WGN America, Conrad Thompson, Twelfth Power production and others, these three deserve the credit for making this show happen.

All three represented themselves in the ring as well, traveling the world for Ring Of Honor, New Japan, and their own bookings to continue racking up legendary results. They lead the way on Pro Wrestling Tees, and show no signs of looking back.

While the All Elite Wrestling announcement happened in 2019, these men set the plans into motion during 2018–most importantly, working to create a buzz that has been unmatched outside of WWE.

While Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks deserve this credit, Adam “Hangman” Page, Marty Scurll, and Kenny Omega shouldn’t be forgotten here. The Elite is looking to change the world, and there really isn’t a group better equipped to do it.

Consideration was also given to:

  • New Day
  • Undisputed Era
  • The Bar
  • Golden Lovers
  • The Riott Squad

Who was named Man and Woman Of The Year? Stay tuned the rest of this week to see the winners!


Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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Greg DeMarco’s Three Stars Of The Night: WWE Raw (3/25/19)

Who delivered on Raw?

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Which superstars stand out to Greg DeMarco as he looks back at Monday’s WWE Raw in Boston to identify the Three Stars Of The Night?

The second to last Raw on the Road to WrestleMania was live from Boston! The night focused around some of the major storylines for the Grandaddy Of Them All, featuring a Beat The Clock Challenge that you won’t see mentioned more in this article! (Sorry ladies, didn’t jump out at me this time.) But who did jump out at me? Let’s find out now!

The Third Star: Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns WWE Drew McIntyre

The Big Dog Of The World Wrestling Federation is back and the wrestling world is better for it. Roman Reigns delivered in a way that made Drew McIntyre–who himself must have read my column from last week–look like a big deal. With just  a few weeks of build, their WrestleMania showdown seems like a can’t miss match, one that we are likely to see in the future, possibly at another WrestleMania with higher stakes. Great night for the Big Dog.

The Second Star: Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks WWE Raw

It was indeed Boss Time for Sasha Banks during Monday’s Raw. Sasha being Bayley’s pure opposite is working, even if it’s destined to lead to another feud between the two. She was at her heel best, and seemed to bring out the best in Natalya. I wanted to see Sasha pick up the win, but that wasn’t meant to be as we’ve got stories to tell! but if we cna get more of this Sasha, I am on board.

Honorable Mention: Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman, Alexa Bliss

And now… a distinction usually reserved
for the top performer of the night …the first star!

The First Star: Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre WWE Raw

I was critical of Drew’s performance last week–and obviously he was reading! (No he wasn’t.) Drew stepped up his mic game his week, and followed it with intensity in the ring. Both his brawn with Roman Reigns and win over Dean Ambrose were great. Ambrose seems to be treating McIntyre like Reigns did Braun Strowman–he wants to make him. In my eyes, it can work. I am on record in saying that Drew is going over Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, and if that goes down as I suspect, his star will indeed be on the rise.

Who are your Three Stars of WWE Monday Night Raw? Comment on social media @ChairshotGreg, @theCHAIRSHOTcom, and use the hashtag #UseYourHead!


In hockey, a game’s “Three Stars Of The Night” represent the top three performers of the night. For more clarification, I defer to this Pittsburgh Gazette explanation:

“The tradition dates to the 1936-37 season, when Imperial Oil became the principal sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts and was seeking a way to promote one of its products, Three Star gasoline. The idea of doing so by selecting the top three performers in a particular game purportedly came from a Canadian advertising agency.

Many clubs do recognize the player with the most three-star selections with an award or trophy, usually in conjunction with a corporate sponsorship, at the end of the season (or sometimes, each month). All six Canadian franchises, for example, have an affiliation with a well-known brewery.

The NHL keeps track of its own Three Stars Of The Night selections, but that is done on a league-wide basis. The league employs a system that awards 30 points to a first star, 20 to a second star and 10 to a third – a running total can be found on the league’s website – but it does not present an award based on them.”

In hockey tradition, the first star represents the best of the three, but all three are considered to be receiving a high honor.


Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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Greg DeMarco’s Three Stars Of The Night: WWE Raw (3/18/19)

Who delivered the biggest performances of the night on Raw?

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Greg DeMarco brings the Three Stars of The Night back with the March 18 episode of WWE Raw from Chicago!

Raw was live from Chicago, on the Road To WrestleMania, and it seemed like the perfect night to revive the Three Stars! I mean, it’s a mega city for the company and a very important Raw. I figured the entire roster would step up in a huge way. I was wrong…

But we did get a packed WWE Raw, including Kurt Angle’s opponent being revealed as Baron Corbin, Beth Phoenix officially returning to the ring, and the heat being turned to 11 on Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins. Now, it’s Three Stars time…shall we?

The Third Star: Leo Rush

I know people find Lio Rush annoying, and it means he’s doing his job. In reality, he delivers in a big way on a weekly basis, making Bobby Lashley more relevant and usually putting in a great in-ring performance. This week was no different, especially when he was selling for Braun Strowman. Bobby Lashley also let it happen to Lio Rush, which is another way Lio delivered–letting Lashley’s character develop even further. Hate on Lio Rush if you must, but he continues to enhance Bobby Lashley’s entire act on a weekly basis.

The Second Star: Elias

Few people have a better grasp on their character than Elias (Alexa Bliss being one of them), and he’s gotten it to a point where it’s effortless. To me, that means we may see a big push coming for him after WrestleMania. In this segment he delivered a strong promo, interacted brilliantly with Alexa, got the desired reactions out of the crowd, and perfectly foreshadowed a WrestleMania interruption that very well might be John Cena. Count me in as walking with Elias.

Honorable Mention: Paul Heyman, Alexa Bliss, Ronda Rousey, and Sasha Banks

And now… a distinction usually reserved
for the top performer of the night …the first star!

The First Star: Seth Rollins


If there was any question who has taken up the mantle of leading WWE Raw, it should be answered now. Seth Rollins delivered in a big way on Raw. Last year he carried things as Intercontinental Champion, and I think he’s more than ready to be the Universal Champion. I look forward to seeing his run, with opponents like Drew McIntyre waiting in the wings after WrestleMania.

But can I put in for a Rollins vs. Batista program post-WrestleMania? Please? Nothing would make me happier than seeing Big Dave put Seth over before heading back to Hollywood.


Who are your Three Stars of WWE Monday Night Raw? Comment on social media @ChairshotGreg, @theCHAIRSHOTcom, and use the hashtag #UseYourHead!


In hockey, a game’s “Three Stars Of The Night” represent the top three performers of the night. For more clarification, I defer to this Pittsburgh Gazette explanation:

“The tradition dates to the 1936-37 season, when Imperial Oil became the principal sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts and was seeking a way to promote one of its products, Three Star gasoline. The idea of doing so by selecting the top three performers in a particular game purportedly came from a Canadian advertising agency.

Many clubs do recognize the player with the most three-star selections with an award or trophy, usually in conjunction with a corporate sponsorship, at the end of the season (or sometimes, each month). All six Canadian franchises, for example, have an affiliation with a well-known brewery.

The NHL keeps track of its own Three Stars Of The Night selections, but that is done on a league-wide basis. The league employs a system that awards 30 points to a first star, 20 to a second star and 10 to a third – a running total can be found on the league’s website – but it does not present an award based on them.”

In hockey tradition, the first star represents the best of the three, but all three are considered to be receiving a high honor.


Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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