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Newscast 01/10/17 Wrestle Kingdom 11, Style Battle, FIP, AAW, ROH updates, PWG, & more

Chris GST and Rich Laconi are back to discuss the huge New Year’s week in indie wrestling. Eddy C joins them to discuss the fallout of Wrestle Kingdom 11, 6 star matches, and more. Ari Berenstein then joins to talk about the ROH World Title match, ROH contract updates, and other topics. Rich gives his impression of the new WWNLive Style Battle S1 E1 and the “new” FIP. “Breaking” news on PWG’s next event and more round out this episode of the Newscast. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com Download the…

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BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 Part One

Every time that a new year rolls around, I like to take the opportunity to stare into the crystal ball of insanity and make some big claims. In this column, you can expect me to look at several top promotions and give some forecasts. Look back on this at the end of the year and feel free to give me grief and acclaim where suited. Starting with WWE, typically a very predictable company, may seem like a easy way to begin. I plan on making sure that feeling is lost…

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NJPW New Year’s Dash Results And Reaction

Hello friends.  How do you follow up an event with the first ever six star match?  Well let’s find out as New Japan starts out on a new journey and unlike last year, four top guys aren’t going to WWE so that’s a plus.  Although on a sad note, this is Steve Corino’s last show before he’s going to WWE.  Just my opinion, but he’s the best color man in the business right now. It’s January 5th 2017 and New Year’s Dash is at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Kyle O’Reilly,…

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 Results And Reaction

Hello friends, welcome the Wrestle Kingdom 11!  These aren’t the fastest results, but they’re the best and most detailed, perfection takes time.  I just had a five-star steak and shrimp dinner to celebrate and I suggest you do the same.  Get ready for one of the greatest cards ever assembled, let’s go! Wrestle Kingdom 11, January 4, 2017 from Tokyo at the Tokyo Dome. The pre-show featured the New Japan Rumble. New Japan Rumble – Match starts with 2 men and every 90 seconds a new entrant comes out.  You…

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ROH Contract Updates: Fish, O’Reilly, Daniels, & Briscoes

As an update to what was previously posted, PW Torch is now reporting several items: Bobby Fish has re-signed with the company to a contract of unknown length. They note that he entertained offers from WWE, NJPW, and TNA who all expressed interest in signing him. Not sure why he wouldn’t sign with NJPW but perhaps there is still an opening. The Briscoe Brothers signed an 18 month contract at the beginning of 2016 that is set to expire at the end of June. Christopher Daniels is currently under a…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Best Storyline or Feud

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true the results should prove interesting. Halfway through and it’s time for Storyline or Feud of the Year!

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Newscast 01/03/17 ROH Contract Status Updates, CWF Battelcade, AAW, AIW, Beyond, Tier 1, & More

Chris GST and Rich Laconi are here with the first Newscast of 2017. They have tons of news to talk about including contract updates for ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, and Shane Taylor. They discuss the ramifications of the Wrestle Kingdom 11 ROH Title match and where this could be leading when it comes to who could win at the Anniversary PPV. Chris runs down a lot of major results from this past weekend including CWF Mid Atlantic Battlecade, AIW, AAW, Beyond Wrestling, and more. They also discuss…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Male Wrestler of the Year

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true, the next week results should prove interesting. First up it’s Male Wrestler of the Year!

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New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 11 Preview

Hello friends.  I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year.  Sure New Years is always a party but I’m more excited for four days after New Year’s.  I’m talking January 4th, I’m talking Tokyo Dome, and I’m talking Wrestle Kingdom 11! Before I do a preview, I need to do a little house cleaning with news.  If you’re interested in previous Wrestle Kingdom’s they’re free now on New Japan World so maybe give those a look. It also looks like New Japan…

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