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Andrew’s Top 5 Matches: Week Ending 2/21/2021

With WWE really being the only big brand with a noteworthy event, how did that match up? Oh, and definitely a surprising number 1 this week!

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With WWE really being the only big brand with a noteworthy event, how did that match up? Oh, and definitely a surprising number 1 this week!

NXT Vengeance Day was basically fighting with itself last week. We had 10 matches, each match got some love, but Vengeance Day rose to the top. When the dust settled, Johnny Gargano vs Kushida, was the match left standing by a very slim margin.

Now let’s see what my surprising number 1 was!

Quick Top 5:

  1. AEW Dynamite: Riho vs Serena Deeb
    Rating: **** ¼
  2. WWE Elimination Chamber: Universal Championship Chamber
    Rating: ****
  3. IMPACT!: X Division Championship: TJP (c) vs Josh Alexander
    Rating: *** ¾
  4. AJPW Excite Series Tag 2: AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Koji Iwamoto (c) vs CIMA
    Rating: *** ¾
  5. WWE Elimination Chamber: WWE Championship Chamber
    Rating: *** ¾

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • GCW Bloodsport 5: Jon Moxley vs Davey Boy Smith Jr
    Rating: *** ½
  • AEW Dynamite: AEW Tag Team Championship: Young Bucks (c) vs Santana & Ortiz
    Rating: *** ½
  • AJPW Excite Series Tag 1: Twin Towers (Kohei Sato & Shuji Ishikawa) vs Evolution (SUWAMA & Hikaru Sato)
    Rating: *** ¼
  • AEW Dynamite: Lance Archer, Jon Moxley & Rey Fenix vs Butcher, Blade & Eddie Kingston
    Rating: *** ¼
  • NXT UK: Sha Samuels vs A-Kid
    Rating: *** ¼
  • IMPACT!: Old School Rules: Moose vs Tommy Dreamer
    Rating: ***
  • NXT: Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart
    Rating: ***
  • WWE Elimination Chamber: United States Championship: John Morrison vs Bobby Lashley (c) vs Riddle
    Rating: ***
  • NXT UK: Rampage Brown vs Joe Coffey
    Rating: ***
  • GCW Bloodsport 5: Jeff Cobb vs Tom Lawlor
    Rating: ***
  • WWE Raw: Miz vs Kofi Kingston
    Rating: ***
  • NXT: Roddy Strong, Kyle O’Reilly & Finn Balor vs Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan & Pete Dunne
    Rating: ***
  • AEW Dynamite: Matt & Mike Sydal vs FTR
    Rating: ***

3t. WWE Elimination Chamber: WWE Championship Chamber

From AJ’s Review:

Sheamus now determined to beat Drew and afte another back and forth, a Glasgow Kiss from McIntyre and a White Noise in return to Drew as AJ tries to take down Drew with a Springboard Senton and 450 and gets two nearfalls for it before Sheamus starts take out AJ for not finishing off Drew. Sheamus goes to the top and takes AJ out with a clothesline. Drew cuts off Sheamus doing a Brogue Kick and does the Futureshock DDT and crawling to the opposite side for the Claymore onto Sheamus. Sheamus hits the Brouge Kick but AJ hits the Phenomenal Forearm to Sheamus and goes for the pin.
Sheamus eliminated by AJ Styles.

Ah shit… I mean AJ and Drew are the final two. Styles goes for another forearm but Drew hits the Claymore in midair. Ya-da, Ya-da, Ya-da. Song and dance. My life…
AJ Styles eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Claymore

 

3t. AJPW Excite Series Tag 2: AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Koji Iwamoto (c) vs CIMA

So CIMA is a well traveled veteran who made most of his fame in Dragon Gate, but did have some recent time in AEW to help his exposure, you know, before OWE fell apart. Either way, he did a video challenge after Iwamoto’s last defense, and we get the classic outsider challenge!

As I alluded to, this match went as it should’ve for a first time touching match. A few spots weren’t timed perfect, and there was a lot of pensive offense where each tried to figure the other out on the fly. After a couple Meteoras, Iwamoto connecting with a set up Judo Toss, and we saw the gears shift a little.

CIMA stayed ahead of Iwamoto, never letting him set up completely for his finish, caught him with a Backstabber, another Meteora and finally the Spartan Cut. This match was solid, and sets up for the eventual home grown talent to play hero and take the title back. It also sets up for a better rematch if it were to happen, since now Iwamoto knows what to expect a little better.

Winner: CIMA via Spartan Cut

 

3t. IMPACT!: X Division Championship: TJP (c) vs Josh Alexander

From My Results:

It wasn’t really until Josh dropped TJP on the apron and then hit his Sliding Crossbody to the outside where the challenger really started putting it together. We get a lot of counter punching, with Josh going to the top, and getting caught. Then TJP eats some knees when he tries the Mamba Splash the first time. It’s just a great back and forth where TJP avoids the Jay Driller, which is finally named Divine Intervention. Josh nearly pulls off the win when he locks in the Ankle Lock with and without the grapevine.

But as soon as he goes for Divine Intervention, TJP flips through, fights out, hits the Detonation Kick, then a Mamba Splash, and TJP retains. Great match.

Winner: TJP via Mamba Splash

 

2. WWE Elimination Chamber: Universal Championship Chamber

From AJ’s Review:

Jey goes over to a weakened Daniel Bryan, striking his knee and tries to attack Cesaro. Cesaro catches him with a Uppercut and swings Jey into the walls before Daniel Bryan and Cesaro go back and forth again. Yes Kicks, backslides, Bryan is doing everything he can to take Cesaro out of the equation. As Bryan goes for a knee, Cesaro tries to change the momentum in his favor but finally gets it, after Daniel Bryan goes to the top rope. Cesaro outpowers Daniel Bryan with a gut buster from the top and starts to swing Daniel Bryan. Jey catches him with a superkick and splash…
Cesaro is eliminated by Jey Uso.

Daniel Bryan gets caught with a splash as well after but DB kicks out and Jey is in disbelief. Bryan favoriting his knee as Jey goes to the top of the pod and goes for another splash. Bryan gets his knees up, hurting himself but we all know, adrenaline is a hell of a drug and takes out Jey win a Running Knee.

Winner: Daniel Bryan via Knee Plus

 

1. AEW Dynamite: Riho vs Serena Deeb

From Mitchell’s Coverage:

Deeb bails out of the ring but Riho hurries after. Fans fire up more as Riho fetches Deeb. Riho puts Deeb in, steps in, but into a DRAGON SCREW! Deeb reels Riho in, POWERBOMB! STRETCH MUFFLER! Riho endures as Deeb goes after that leg, and Riho hurries for ropes! Deeb drags her away, Riho drags Deeb into a cradle, TWO!! Deeb escapes, reels Riho in, Riho NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Riho goes back up top with Deeb in the drop zone, for FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS to Deeb’s stomach! Cover, TWO!?!? Deeb survives Riho’s coup de grace and fans are thunderous again! Riho hurries up, runs from the corner, but Deeb dodges the knee!

Deeb rolls Riho, traps the arm, DEEB- No! No Deebtox, Riho fights and Deeb’s leg gives out! Riho trips Deeb, reels her in, EuroClutch!! TWO, into a body scissor clutch, TWO! Riho gives Deeb the Gedo Clutch, RIHO WINS!!

Winner: Riho via Gedo Clutch

 

Thoughts:

Hell may have officially frozen over, not only is AEW my number one, it’s also a women’s match in AEW and it’s my vote for the week!

Serena selling the knee injury coming into the match, helped the logic in the size discrepancy and she sold masterfully. I accredit the match more to Deeb’s amazing ability than much else, cause Riho did still fall into bad habits of visibly confirming cooperative spots and being oddly tentative at times, but I could overlook those because of the master class Deeb showed out.

Elimination Chamber was fun from multiple different angles, but since this is match of the week and not entertainment of the week, I can’t see Riho vs Deeb losing. But hey, prove me wrong, vote away!


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AJ’s Controversial? Wrestling Opinions 10.12.21

AJ feels like spouting off about a few wrestling topics that bug him. How controversial are they though?

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As Eric Bischoff, President of WCW once said, Controversy Creates Cash…no I’m serious; it’s even the title of a book that he did. Everyone has their hot takes on professional wrestling and some are always wide eyed and kind of shocking to some. There are some of us that will have same opinions or chastise me on a show or an article maybe but hey, don’t hate the player, hate The Game.

Maybe there are some that the readers at home agree with or you want to also be the one to chastise me, @PhenomenalAJB on Twitter. This one is going to be fun!

#1- There are more things than just WWE/AEW and are better majority of the time

There are many people that will rant, rave and complain that the mainstream product is so bland and boring and the classic, “Who even watches this trash?” Whether you love the flippy dippy do’s like I don’t or long drawn out storylines that peter out very quickly because fans aren’t invested in a story or character. To those people, I will say something very bold, very confusing and very… very controversial…

THERE ARE OTHER COMPANIES YOU CAN WATCH ON VARIOUS PLATFORMS IN VARIOUS MEANS ON YOUR OWN TIME!

I don’t know how and I don’t know why that this is even a topic. “TNA has been dead for years” No it hasn’t. Pay $1 USD for Impact Plus on YouTube so you can watch it without commercials at 8:30 Eastern. “Two hours is too long!” NWA and MLW both go for an hour on their respective YouTube Channels as well and if you want to watch, you can hop in at any time. Everyone has something for everyone and you might find your new favorite wrestler in a matter of minutes into an episode. I would never have known who Eli Drake (now LA Knight on SmackDown Live), Alexander Hammerstone or even in the early stages of TNA Impact, AJ Styles, was! You can watch more than what is broadcasted on your TV. Is it easier? Of course but, there is so much more than just the popular option.


#2- Belt Collecting now is just redundant and moronic

Back in 1996, Ultimo Dragon famously has a picture of him holding TEN championships looking like an amazing superstar with amazing defenses. What people don’t know is, that was because eight championship belts were united in a tournament called “The J-Crown Championship” with the adage of ‘All or Nothing’. He lost them one by one but, it was to show that he was the best Junior Heavyweight (or Cruiserweight/Light Heavyweight) out of everyone in various promotions.

People after that really haven’t belt collected other than unifying championships to a grand caliber… then Austin Aries showed up. Aries kind of revised the gimmick and brought it back to light. Newer fans might have thought this was cool but older fans kind of groaned and grumbled. I was one of them but, nothing is original in anything anymore so it’s a fresher concept at the time back in 2018. He did surpass Ultimo with ELEVEN championships but it seemed everyone started doing it to an extent after. Matt Cardona, after being released from WWE, started doing it, getting up to six championships before dropping them. As of right now, not necessarily solo belt collecting, The Bloodline has a stranglehold of the World Championships for both Singles and Tag Teams, we had Becky Two Belts, Bayley wanted Dos Straps but nothing makes this worse than Kenny Omega’s stint as a belt collector.

I am not and will never be a Kenny Omega fan. I don’t see the appeal, I don’t see the amazement or anything like that out of him. I’m impressed he did three 35+ Minute IWGP Championship matches against Okada because that takes a lot of stamina to do so but, that’s about it. When he won the AEW Championship, alright. That’s fine. Nothing wrong with that since he helped build the company up. The Triple A Megas Championship… nothing too wrong here. I hate that he had five defenses in two years but he vacated it due to his injuries. It wasn’t until Don Callis and Omega popped into Impact and made the Hogan Era of TNA look like a dream… okay ALMOST but still. Kenny defeats Rich Swann and Moose in two different matches and has everyone else carry the belts while holding the AEW Championship. I understand heel tactics and mentality but at one point in an interview about going for the Impact Championship, he compared it to a common Comic Book and the AEW Championship as Superman Issue #1. I understand trying to be a heel in this story but you boost your clout, not rain on what you are going after. Heel or Face, belt collecting has just been a cluster within itself in the past four years and it honestly needs to stop.

#3- Overuse of Certain Moves

This one is a more recent problem that I have seen and no, I wish EC3 paid me to say this but it is true and very annoying to even bring up but here I am, wishing for Carter money and a fifth Rum & Coke…

Stop. Overusing. Moves. Because you think. They were cool.

If I had a shot for every time a Canadian Destroyer, Superkick, Suicide Dive, Avalanche (Insert High Spot here), Dual Dropkick spots where they cancel each other out or opposing members do back to back high spots on the prone partner spot… I would not have written this article due to death… even if it was water, I would have died due to drowning. They don’t look cool anymore when everyone does it. It’s bland. When Petey Williams wrestled in his last return to Impact, the Destroyer looked very… stale. Superkicks are the new DDT apparently (another Finisher turned common everyday move) and most people that do dives mess it up in some way shape or form whether it’s their feet get caught in the ropes, they didn’t get a full launch or they overshoot it. Having your own move special to you is difficult now but different wrestlers do their own styles or the pay homage to a family member or a wrestler that they interact with or ask permission… or asked to stop.

How’d you feel if you watched WCW and WWF in 1997 and saw DDP do the Diamond Cutter and HHH did the Pedigree Pandemonium and say they do the same move? That is exactly what happened too if Dallas didn’t ask Hunter to stop using it. We might not have the RKO out of nowhere or an iconic move that seldom bigger names use today.


That’s my list. I said before if you agree with my list and if you don’t and want to throw hate my way… @PCTunney is the hate mail account so enjoy!


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AJ’s Thoughts: Five Potential Returns

With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

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With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

With everything going on with WWE, the one thing we have all been hyped about are all of these returns. Dakota Kai made her return at SummerSlam alongside Io and Bayley and now on last SmackDown, Karrion Kross and Scarlett made their returns in a big way against Drew McIntyre and showed the Hourglass to The Bloodline.

With all of that, there have been things in the pipeline saying Triple H’s foot isn’t off the pedal so these are 5 returns from either NXT, main roster or even Try-Outs that I would love to see happen with the new regime.

1. Johnny Gargano

Now this is a name that people have been saying, “Maybe Impact or MLW” but, what about a return? Gargano didn’t renew his contract, most likely to be with his family which is a valid and amazing reason, will never disrespect that. If he were to return, there would be a handful of great reasons. Maybe a singles run with the Intercontinental or United States but with Ciampa getting limelight in the main roster from RAW, what if we get a tag team reunion?

WWE is hurting for Tag Teams and what better than to scare off The Bloodline, loosen  the stranglehold of championships with some Do It Yourself action. DIY reunion could be amazing, especially with newer faces showing up to get championship aspirations like Kross and Ciampa. Want to break the hierarchy? Do It Yourself.

2. James Storm

This one is a little bit weird and off. On one hand, who doesn’t love the Tennessee Cowboy, Jimmy James Storm? On the other, he is 45 and getting some nagging injuries as of late. So why would I say Triple H should bring James Storm back and give him something for the main roster? One of the things I said for Gargano, we have a lack of something and The Usos might need to watch two things in the rearview.

Watch your Money and your Alcohol.

Beer Money showing up in WWE would be amazing in my personal opinion. The Bloodline jump Roode, someone in a hoodie or jacket comes up and jumps them to even the fight and as soon as one Uso remained in the ring, the figure goes down and the old stomping goes off and we hear “BEER…” and Roode looks around and gets hyped up and shouts, “…MONEY!”

3. Big Cass



Since his departure from WWE, he has done something I have said since they split him off from Enzo. Take him through the Kevin Nash School of How To Big Man. ROH and Impact are great examples that he actually cleaned up and worked on what he has to do to be good in the ring. He can work the microphone, he can work the ring so we got a new big boy to take on the WWE once again.

Now I could have said Enzo and Cass to rejoin but, I’m sure the antics of Enzo will get Cass in deep water along with the fact that I already made two tag team predictions, we don’t need another. Cass brings a lot to the table and was kind of unproven in WWE because he was just the big enforcer to the more charismatic Enzo. Give this man about six months in the ring and you have your next MASSIVE problem in the IC or US Championship scene or even more.

4. Bronson Reed



The big man from down under is a former NXT North American Champion. He looked to have a good push going with that championship but he got release. If you wonder where he went… he actually made a pit stop in Impact Wrestling as JONAH with the most fire theme song in recent history I swear… I will link the theme song and Trips… please. Get rights to this theme song. I will be a bigger Bronson Reed fan.

Bronson to me is the weird man in all of this but, I think with Triple H involved, he could get something going for him with a good singles champion run or a big threat to go through like a gatekeeper of sorts. Big boy with a great amount of athleticism? Can’t really hate on that considering the last time we saw athletic bigger people were Keith Lee and… what was that one guy? Sherman Tank with a Ferrari Engine…?

5. Bray Wyatt

And the last one is the obvious one in all of this. Yes… we have Judgment Day as the somewhat supernatural dark group but we know the true successor of the supernatural and that is “The Eater of Worlds”, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. This time around, I don’t think we will get the Jekyl and Hyde, Mister Rogers gimmick. I believe this time around we get full darkness and mayhem. We get the darkness and the theory of reverting back to your prime.

To make a refresher… Miz went back to being the cocky narcissist after fighting The Fiend. Finn turned back to the Prince and much more. With guys like Edge returning, maybe we see the return of the Heel Ultimate Opportunist, maybe a Fiend fight with AJ Styles to get the TN-AJ perhaps. Possibilities are endless and with a great mind like Wyatt for character and execution, I think Hunter will pick up the phone and Let Him In.

– There are clearly others that I could say, or maybe even didn’t think about, but hey, that’s the Chairshot way of Always Using Your Head. Those are just five returns that could happen and hopefully you read this before RAW or SmackDown and who knows if I get any of these right, maybe I missed an obvious one or maybe we get a giant signing that nobody thought possible. Let me and all of Chairshot know!


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