2017

I’ve not written a lot in here in recent months. This has been due to a lack of time, rather than a lack of wrestling. I’ve seen some amazing stuff recently, all year in fact. I thought I’d take the opportunity to note down some stuff about 2017:

I attended 25 live shows this year, which was great. Here in Leeds we have 2 excellent promotions running regularly called Tidal and RISE, if your local and haven’t yet been check them out. As well as shows from these two I’ve been to a few PROGRESS shows, some RevPro and others. Full breakdown by promotion:

PROGRESS x6

TIDAL x6

RISE x4

WWE x2

RevPro x2

RevPro/NJPW/ROH x1

ICW x1

WCPW x1

DEFIANT x1

Futureshock x1

I enjoyed all the shows. I’m aiming for 30 next year. I already have tickets for 10 shows over the space of the year including 2 new promotions and I have my eye on a lot more.

Here are some of my favourite things in 2017 in wrestling.

Match of the year: I’ve tried to include only 1 match from each wrestler in each category. I haven’t split WWE into attended and attended live as I only got to 2 WWE house shows.

In WWE:

1, Pete Dunne vs Tyler Bate – NXT TAKEOVER 

2, AJ Styles vs John Cena – Royal Rumble

3, Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg – Mania

Non – WWE watched on tv:

1, Okada vs Omega – Wrestle Kingdom

2, El Ligero vs Nathan Cruz – Old man yells at cloud

3, WALTER vs David Starr – wXw 16 carat 

Non-WWE attended live:

1, Marty Scurll vs Zack Sabre Jr – REVPRO High Stakes

2, David Graves vs Liam Slater – RISE Summersesh 

3, Zack Gibson vs El Ligero – PROGRESS 46

SHOW OF THE YEAR

WWE:

1, NXT TAKEOVER CHICAGO

2, Wrestlemania

3, Summerslam

NON-WWE:

1, Wrestle Kingdom

2, Super Strong Style 16

3, wXw 16 Carat

That I attended:

1, PROGRESS Chase the sun

2, RevPro High Stakes

3, RISE Summer Sesh

Male Wrestler of the year:

WWE: AJ Styles 

NON-WWE; British – El Ligero 

Non Brit- Okada

Female Wrestler of the year:

WWE: Alexa Bliss

NON-WWE: British – Jinny

Non-Brit: Toni Storm

Tag team of the year:

WWE: Breezango

NON-WWE: Grizzled Young Vets 

BREAKOUT STAR: David Graves 

Top 3 moments:

1) TK and Dhalia return to PROGRESS 

2) Matt Hardy gets woken 

3) Don Callis and Scott D’amore take over impact.

Promotion of the year: PROGRESS 

Predictions for 2018:

David Graves and Spike Trivet will have big years.

Aleister Black will make an impact on main roster.

Miz will break Jericho’s record.

5* will cancel more shows.

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