Welcome to Last Week Today in Pro Wrestling, where we go over the articles written by the pro Wrestling department and any new missed throughout the week. We usually post on Monday but took an extra day for Canadian Thanksgiving.
Last Week Today in Pro Wrestling: 10/05 – 10/12
Small Market Smash: Smash Wrestling in North Bay
A look at how Smash Wrestling entertains and delights an audience in North Bay, Ontario and keeps small pro wrestling markets avoided by the WWE and other major wrestling promotions alive.
NXT Takeover: Respect Predictions and Analysis
Adam Contant goes through predictions and analysis for NXT’s latest big event Takeover: Respect, including what he feels will happen for the Dusty Rhodes tag classic and the main event Iron Man match between Sasha Banks and NXT Womens champion Bayley.
Lucha Underground Season Two Roster Part 1: Who Should Go
With the announcement on the official return of Lucha Underground and tapings in November, Jeff DeHaan analyzes the season one roster and looks at who might be best to not return to the Temple.
NXT Future Five Takeover: Respect Edition
A lot of buzz surrounding NXT’s Takeover: Respect. Who came out looking best? How did it end? Who left with their titles intact? Who might be avoiding their phone in the worry they might have to work somewhere else? A lot to talk about for Takeover: Respect.
The Week Before (Week of September 30):
- 5. Tyler Breeze (2 weeks)
- 4. Johnny Gargano
- 3. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
- 2. Dana Brooke and Emma
- 1. Samoa Joe and Finn Balor
Be sure to read every week to see who makes the NXT Future Five!
Wrestling 2 The Max: NXT Takeover Respect Review, NJPW King of Pro Wrestling Review and The Rock Returning?
This week on W2M, we start things right off the top with a NXT Takeover Respect Review and are joined by Wrestling Unwrapped’s Patrick Ketza to help us out with that. We also discuss James Storm possibly signing with NXT here as well. After that, we head into Quick Hits, where we discuss Undertaker and The Rock possibly doing more…
Sports Entertainment: What to Choose?
Too often the World Wrestling Entertainment and its universe forgets about what it’s supposed to be. It likes to claim itself to be sports entertainment, but which master in those two words does it truly serve? What balance is needed between the “sports” and the “entertainment” to make a truly awesome WWE event?
Hacksaw Jim Duggan: Wrestling and Comics
With wrestling legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan at the New York Comic Con, it was a perfect time to ask him exactly what’s the connection and relationship between the inked pages of the comic universe and the pomp, circumstance and spandex of the wrestling world? TIME TO ANSWER TOUGH GUY, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Wrestling News to Start Your Week
Rusev and Lana have officially gotten engaged! With TMZ leaking the story, the WWE decided to drop their awful storyline and just run off with reality in hopes to jump on the news bandwagon and get some traction with it. Talk about working a shoot…
With all of the talk of Gunner coming to the WWE, it ended up being a different TNA star who made the jump: “Cowboy” James Storm! Storm, a good friend of Billy Gunn, made his debut with the company to the shock and surprise of many. Storm was the TNA original, having worked there from the very first weekly pay per view all the way up to this year. It was always thought that he was a bit too old to work in WWE and had too much TNA stain but this is a good opportunity for him. There isn’t a single available wrestler the WWE could have acquired that’s a more experienced tag wrestler. He’ll be great for a young up and comer.
In what shouldn’t be that big of a surprise, Sami Zayn is working in EVOLVE wrestling as a part of their deal with the WWE. Zayn hasn’t worked since getting injured so this should be a good way for him to get his bearings back. One should not be too shocked on this. Be shocked if Sheamus appears in EVOLVE or Randy Orton works more than he’s expected to. This? Reminds me more of when Ohio Valley Wrestling would bring in Kane.
Bill DeMott’s daughter Keri died in a head on collision. We send our deepest condolences to the DeMott family.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that the main event for Wrestle Kingdom X will be Okada defending the IWGP Heavyweight championship against the man he has never been able to defeat at a Wrestle Kingdom event: Hiroshi Tanahashi!
Saturday, October 17th at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, Canada is Border City Wrestling: Excellence: The Doug Chevalier Memorial 2015.
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