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AEW Rampage this week was just like Samoa Joe in the main event, gassed out. It was filled with promos that took away from potentially great action, headlined by Samoa Joe defending the ROH TV title against Josh Woods. We kicked off the show with Matt Hardy taking on Darby Allin. Tune in for this and more on The Tap!
The finals for the AEW Title are set with the semi-final matches taking place this past week on AEW Dynamite, featuring Moxley versus Sammy Guevara and Bryan Danielson versus Chris Jericho. We also had the AEW Tag Titles defended against the Trios champions, The Lucha Brothers. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
It has been one year since NXT 2.0 debuted and it looks as though they are dropping the 2.0 part of their name. The anniversary show had some high points, delivering with the North American Championship, as your main event, and the NXT Tag Title Match, to kick off the show, inside a steel cage. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
Monday Night Raw has been on a rise the last month and a half. However, this week took a bit of a dip in comparison. It was still a much better show than we had been getting for the last few years, but less than what we were enjoying the last several weeks. There was some great action with Riddle taking on Finn Balor, and Johnny Gargano making his return to the ring. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
Smackdown seemed to change their format a bit last week, as there was more focus on wrestling than an obscene amount of promos. Best match of the night had Imperium taking on the Brawling Brutes in the opening match. We also saw the debut of Solo Sikoa on the main roster. Tune in for all this coverage and more on The Tap!
Rampage had some great action this week with Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin battling it out to advance in the world title tournament. We hear from Samoa Joe and Powerhouse Hobbs. In the main event, we have ROH champ Claudio Castagnoli taking on Dax Harwood of FTR. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
We were 3 days removed from All Out and AEW kicked off Dynamite with a major announcement. regarding the AEW World and AEW Trios titles. We saw some outstanding matches such as Hangman Adam Page versus Bryan Danielson and Daniel Garcia challenging for the ROH Pure Championship against Yuta Wheeler. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
This is the fallout show after the PLE for World's Collide. Damon Kemp reveals why he turned on Diamond Mine. Former champions Meiko Satomura and Tyler Bate were in action this week. We also learned the next show will be a 1 year anniversary event where the fans choose opponents and stipulations. In addition, we are covering some top news stories from WWE and AEW, including the fallout from the locker room incident with Elite and CM Punk. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
All Out was nothing but chaos. We had new champions crowned, possible wrestlers leaving the company, the return of Samoa Joe, and controversy at the post ppv media Scrum call. Hear all the news, here, on The Tap.
Last night was AEW's road home show before their ppv this Sunday. We waited all this time to find out the main event will indeed be Jon Moxley defending against CM Punk, AEW continued the ongoing saga between Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, and Bryan Danielson. We cover this and so much more, including predictions for the ppv, here, on The Tap!
The NXT road home show before the PLE for World's Collide was a bit messy. There was heavy influence with stars from both Raw and Smackdown showing up to support the NXT and NXT UK champions. Although they were brief segments, I would rather have had videos with these superstars talking up the wrestlers than the eight segments we had to sit through during the show. The highlights of the night were Apollo Crews and Grayson Waller's match, Fallon Henley and Lash Legend's part of the 6 person tag, and the surprise contenders for the NXT women's tag and North American Titles. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
Monday Night Raw is staying consistently good for nearly a month. Loving the new format and the matches. Last Night, they were in Pittsburg, with Kurt Angle. We saw new women's tag team champions crowned, and tension within the Bloodline. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
A much better show than last week, with a lot less promos and video packages. It had more wrestling content such as The Dark Order taking on the House of Black in the Trios Tag Title Tournament, and headlined by Claudio Castagnoli defending the ROH championship against Dustin Rhodes. Tune in for this and more on The Tap!
Smackdown kicked off the night and ended with incredible matches (Ricochet versus Corbin and McIntyre versus Sami Zayn). However, the rest of the show felt like it had been just thrown together last minute. Tune in for all the details on The Tap.
Tension is rising between the WWE and AEW, as Moxley takes another shot at Raw and Smackdown in a promo after Dynamite had gone off the air. It continues with people within the WWE contacting AEW talent, who are still under contract, in an attempt to poach the wrestlers. There is also heat within AEW between Eddie Kingston and Sammy Guevara. Tune in for our coverage on The Tap.
This was a rollercoaster of an episode. The first 40 minutes were solid, containing an opening promo between Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, and Bryan Danielson. It was followed by one of best all around wrestling matches in recent history, as Jay Lethal took on Dax Harwood. The rest of the night took a steep, downward plunge until the main event, where United Kingdom took on Death Triangle in the Trios Tournament. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
NXT 2.0 had great matches last night, but way too many video packages and promos crammed into a 2 hour show, where it felt more like 4 hours. The theme of this week's show was to set up unification matches for NXT Worlds Collide in two weeks. Tune in for our coverage on The Tap!
Yes, you heard it right, Johnny Wrestling (Johnny Gargano) has returned in a surprise that no one saw coming. We also had the return of Edge, wrestling in Toronto for the first time in 10 years. This was a big night for Raw and it delivered with an amazing show. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
The last few weeks have had been riding high for Smackdown. Friday night told a different story. Only 3 matches were put on TV, with only one of them being anything above a 3 star performance. Tune in for our recap of Smackdown, here on The Tap.
AEW Rampage has been showcasing a lot of talent and putting on amazing matches up until last week. This week, the wrestling fans suffered as there was nothing great about the show. Tune in for our recap of Rampage on The Tap.
What an AEW Dynamite it was this week. Bryan Danielson took on Daniel Garcia in a 2/3 falls match that made the entire show. Young Bucks and a mystery partner took on Le Faccion Ignoberable in the Trios Title Tournament. And we kicked off the show with a heated promo between CM Punk and Jon Moxley. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
NXT Heatwave started off with a bang as Carmelo Hayes defended the North American Title against Giovanni Vicci. The action continued with a total of 5 great matches, but left us scratching our heads on a couple of finishes and the appearance of the NXT UK Champion. Tune in for this and more on The Tap!
Wow, what a Monday Night Raw. The action-packed show reminded me of what it was like growing up as a fan again. There were plenty of great moments, not with pyro or gimmicks, but with actual wrestling and hard-hitting promos. Drew McIntyre and Kevin Owens proved why they should be main eventers again. So much to cover in today's episode. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
Smackdown continued the trend of HHH bringing back talent Vince McMahon had cast aside with the return of Hit Row's Ashanti Thee Adonis, Top Dolla, and B-Fab. We also saw Ronda Rousey return to Smackdown this week and assault a member of the security team. The night capped off with an Intercontinental Championship Match between Gunther and Shinsuke Nakamura. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
For the first time in a while, Rampage was a complete disappointment. The main event saw Orange Cassidy take on Ari Davari. The highlight of the night was Sammy/Tay defending the AAA Mixed Tag Titles against Dante Martin and Sky Blue. Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
Yes, you heard it right, CM Punk made a shocking return at the conclusion of the AEW Interim World Title Match between Moxley and Jericho. This was the cherry on the top of a delicious ice cream sundae that was AEW Dynamite. We had the TBS title also on the line as Jade Cargill took on Madison Rayne, and we continued the war between Le Faccion Ignoberable and the Lucha Brothers. Tune in for this, and so much more, on The Tap
Another jam packed NXT 2.0 show, where they deliver some good matches and make you feel like you've been sitting there for four hours with all the promos and video packages. This is the final week before they hit their primetime special event, Heatwave. Tune in for all the coverage on The Tap.
Raw had an interesting night, where another return happened so subtly, we needed to see it again. Judgment Day continues their feud with the Mysterio Family and Edge. And the women's tag team title tournament began with Iyo Skye and Dakota Kai versus Dana Brooke and Tamina. Tune in for this and more on The Tap!
Do my eyes deceive me? Was Smackdown on point this week? Yes, it is true. Smackdown had an above average show this week, complete with showcasing talented wrestlers in both the men and women's divisions. We also had another surprise return. And if you don't know by now, the title of this episode should clue you in. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
This is the first true Monday Night Raw under HHH and Stephanie regime, and it by far exceeded expectations.2-Triple Threat Matches with the winners battling for a number 1 contender's spot at the US title. The Raw Women's Champion continues a war with Bayley and her newfound allies. Becky Lynch sidelined with a shoulder injury, and the match of the night Montez Ford taking on Seth Rollins. This was the best Raw in years. Tune in for our coverage and more on The Tap!
Apologies, this didn't load the other day. AEW Dynamite had some great action, including an AEW Interim Title Match, an AEW Women's Title Match, and an announcement regarding a set of titles the AEW fans have been waiting for. Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
AEW Rampage had a strong start but weak ending. Trios action kicked off the show with Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends taking on Jay Letha, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh. Your main event took Anna Jay from the JAS to battle Ruby Soho. Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
NXT had too many promos and matches crammed into a 2 hour show, making the action feel rushed, and it had us checking our watches to see how much time was left. An announcement was made for the NXT Women's Tag Titles, a Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match will take place next week to determine new champs. Plus, we had feuds between Toxic Attraction, Zoey Stark, Cora Jade, and Roxanne Perez continue. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
There was much speculation as to what we would expect for the first Monday Night Raw without Vince McMahon as the head of creative. The show had an improved feeling to it, but it is also rumored the show had been written and approved prior to Vince's announcement. How did it do? Find out by tuning into The Tap.
All the gold was on the line:ROH World Champ Jonathan Gresham vs Claudio CastagnoliROH TV Champ Samoa Joe vs Jay LethalROH Pure Champ Wheeler Yuta vs Daniel GarciaROH Women's Champ Mercedes Martinez vs Serena DeebROH 6 Man Tag Champs The Righteous vs Dalton Castle and The Boysand in your main event, ROH Tag Champs FTR defended the belts against The Briscoes in 2/3 Falls
Hangman Adam Page and John Silver take on the Butcher and the Blade. Plus, we have a great match with two young, bright, wrestlers in Dante Martin and Lee Moriarty with one of them looking to turn heel. Your main event showcased the amazing wrestling abilities of Christopher Daniels and Jay Lethal, a day before Lethal challenges for the ROH TV Title. Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
Breaking News: HHH to resume his role as EVP of Talent Relations, effective immediately. In further news, we now know the reason for Liv Morgan getting the big push she recently received. There are injury updates on several wrestlers, and Captain Insano is back? Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
Another night of AEW's Fyter Fest capped off with a barbed wire match between Eddie Kingston and Chris Jericho. We heard from the new AEW Tag champs, Swerve in Our Glory, a brutal match between Darby and Brodie King, and a tag team warfare between the Best Friends and the Blackpool Kombat Club. Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
A new #1 Contender was crowned for the NXT Women's Championship, after a 20 woman battle royal. The NXT UK Tag Titles were on the line as Jensen and Briggs defended against Pretty Deadly. We hear from Cora Jade as to why she turned her back on her best friend, and we also find out who are behind the masks of the Dyad. Tune in for this and more on The Tap!
Another episode of bait and switch with Drew McIntyre/ Sheamus and with Lacey Evans. Theory quickly becoming the next star in WWE with his promos and in-ring work. And a special ref has been named for the upcoming tag title match at Summerslam. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap!
The ROH World Title was on the line as Jonathan Gresham defends against Lee Moriarty. Alex Reynolds and John Silver from the Dark Order take on The House of Black. In the main event, we have Lucha Brothers take on Private Party. Tune in for all this and more on The Tap.
What a night of professional wrestling. We had 2 title matches booked, plus a video showing the All Atlantic Championship being defended in Japan. Jericho and Kingston continued to get amped up for next week's barbed wire match. And to top it off, we had former partners turned rivals compete, as Claudio Castagnoli (FKA Ceasro) take on Jake Hagar (FKA Jack Swagger). Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
NXT had a good showing with their match card. However, they need to pull away from having so many video packages and promos throughout the night. 18 promo/video packages and 7 matches gave a very crammed in feeling to the show. Tune in for this and more on The Tap.
Multiple news updates making the table including Natalya no selling Liv Morgan's finish at a house show, Foley's WWE status, and Ziggler turning baby face. Plus, we hit on controversial topics such as Jericho hating the term botch, and Jordyn Grace's recent comments.