15th Apr2019

The Last Week in Wrestling #23 (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 make every day look like a Jewish holiday in LA. Also, this is going to be a column that uses the last two weeks of wrestling to decide the winners of each category. I got a bit behind due to Wrestlemania week, but I should be caught up by the week’s end. Finally, all Wrestlemania weekend stuff will be in the next column, so there you go on that. Alright, let’s get to the past few weeks of wrestling.

Best Promo:

The Cracked Mirror (WWE) – Did you like the pretentious title? I couldn’t think of a good name without getting poetic/lame. Any-way, this promo was the great Daniel Bryan/Kofi Kingston contract signing that not only managed to get people excited about the WWE World Title Match, but did so without a cheap brawl afterward.

Best Move:

Canadian Destroyer (Impact Wrestling) – Petey Williams did this move multiple times in a match, including once from the top rope. I’ll leave it to you to decide if that’s some-thing to be impressed by.

Best Moment:

Triple 5150 (WWE) – Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch had a ridiculously absurd brawl that was equal parts bizarre and exciting, due to how it was filmed and performed.

Best Personality:

Kevin Sullivan (Impact Wrestling) – Kevin returned as James Mitchell’s master to great effect.

Best Character:

Teddy Hart (Major League Wrestling) – What a turn-around Teddy has had in the past few years. Teddy has taken his old controversy and made it into some-thing he can entertain a crowd with to great effect.

Best Performance:

Oney Lorcan (WWE) – On 205 Live, Oney fought Kalisto in a wonderful match that had Oney’s every move as its high-light.

Best Wrestler:

Kofi Kingston (WWE) – Kofi has struck gold with this run towards Wrestlemania and has become the latest person in the WWE to be far better than Vince McMahon was ever willing to admit.

Best Card:

Major League Wrestling (April 6th) – This was a great card that, on paper and in practice, was a success of the first order (not a Star Wars joke).

Best Show:

Impact Wrestling (April 4th) – This was as solid a show that has come from Impact in the past few years, with nearly every match getting a good rating and the vignettes being very effective.

Best League:

Major League Wrestling – Two weeks with strongly reviewed shows and matches makes this the best league.

Best Match:

Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO and Brody King) versus The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia): Ring Of Honor World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match (Ring Of Honor) - This was an excellent match that put even more luster to the new team of Villain Enterprises with the victory.

Final Verdict: 4/5

These past few weeks came together to offer a pretty optimistic look at where wrestling is going, even with the mistakes and failures in place.

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