01st Apr2019

The Last Week in Wrestling #22 (Wrestling Round-Up)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this edition of The Last Week In Wrestling, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have another good week to look at, so let’s strap on the boots and wonder what the hell I’m talking about.

Best Promo:

Miz’s Twilight Requiem (WWE) – The Miz spoke at length about every mistake he’s made in the WWE and why Shane McMahon’s betrayal felt like the ultimate turning point in his career. Also, I have no idea what the title means. It just sounded dumb enough to work.

Best Move:

Super-Kick (WWE) – Tony Nese and Cedric Alexander had a tremendous moment in the main event of 205 Live that saw both men super-kick each other at the same time.

Best Moment:

Life After Death (WWE) – When Tommaso Ciampa got injured, he was forced to relinquish the NXT World Title. Triple H and the NXT bookers decided to have HHH come out and cut a very classy promo on how they were going to find a new World Champion. This promo worked because it didn’t try to hide the original plans when it announced the exciting new ones. I sound like I work for the WWE web-site. This is how you handle an injury and I hope that this trend of respectful booking continues from here on out.

Best Personality:

Kevin Owens (WWE) – On Smackdown Live, Kevin acted as a moderator to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair on his “The Kevin Owens Show”.

Best Character:

Ronda Rousey (WWE) – Ronda played the part of the deranged sociopath quite well on Raw, with an attack on Dana Brooke to really sell it all.

Best Performance:

Kofi Kingston (WWE) – Kofi excelled in another great Gauntlet Match from Smackdown Live’s main event.

Best Wrestler:

LA Park (Major League Wrestling) – Park had a great showing in the main event of MLW: Fusion that accented the booking of him as a man of vengeance, in addition to regaining some modicum of honor for the attack of his kin several weeks ago.

Best Card:

Impact Wrestling – Despite not having every match deliver, the card itself was as good on paper as any-thing else good that makes it to television.

Best Show:

Smackdown Live (WWE) – This was a very strong show from a league that doesn’t value this particular brand enough.

Best League:

WWE – There were a lot of good matches this week, as well as strong promos and what-ever else from a league that often has trouble getting all of those things together at once.

Best Match:

Zack Sabre Jr. versus Rocky Romero (Ring Of Honor) – In a week with three big 4 star matches, this was the best of those three, as the wrestling was a logical as any-thing you’ll see in modern wrestling, but every bit as exciting as it always should be.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

The good out-weighed the bad, so I call that a good week.

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