01st Sep2019

The Last Week in Wrestling #35 (Wrestling Round-Up)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this edition of The Last Week In Wrestling, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have another week to get to, so get your yoga mat out and let’s stretch for a better tomorrow. What? That sounds too stupid? I’d delete it, but I don’t have the button to do so. Okay, let’s look into this previous week and decide if it was trash or treasure. I’m gonna stop before I schmaltz us to death with cutesy-wutesy phrases any more.


Best Promo:

El Rey Almost Leaves The Building (WWE) – Rey Mysterio cut a promo where he retired from wrestling, but was convinced not to do so by his son, Dominick. Dominick’s performance may not have been the best, but Rey’s delivery of his retirement was one of the best of his career.

Best Moment:

I Talk, You Hit (WWE) – Sami Zayn came out and delivered a great promo where he announced that he was representing Shinsuke Nakamura. What made this great wasn’t the talking, but how Sami played the part of a true manager to make Shinsuke look good.

Best Move:

Vader Bomb (WWE) – Killian Dain went hog-wild on ol’ Matt Riddle with enough of these to give the former MMA fighter hip dysplasia. I had to look up “dysplasia”. You try spelling it without a reference.

Best Personality:

Sami Zayn (WWE) – Zayn is playing two roles now, with the first as the wrestler and this new one as the manager of Shinsuke Nakamura. Zayn has the gift of gab, so this latest venture outta go real well for him.

Best Character:

Daniel Bryan (WWE) – He’s gotten really good at this heel fella he’s been playing. It’s amazing how the guy who was getting stadiums to champion him is now…well, he’s still getting cheered, but in small spurts he can get the crowd to boo the hell out of him.

Best Performance:

Buddy Murphy (WWE) – Buddy worked his ass off here to make it two for two in quality matches and he succeeded. Hell, Buddy even got to beat Daniel Bryan in what had to be the biggest moment of his career, so far any-how.

Best Wrestler:

Jeff Cobb (Ring Of Honor) – Two great performances in two nights makes Jeff the best of the week.

Best Card:

Impact Wrestling – There were quite a few good matches on paper here (it doesn’t hurt they turned out real well either).

Best Show:

205 Live (WWE) – This was one hell of a one-match-show. The match in question made this whole program worth it, especially since the bout had a bunch of different feuds involved in it.

Best Match:

Team Lorcan def. Team Gulak – Captain’s Challenge 10-Man Tag Team Elimination Match (205 Live) – This was a nearly 40 minute match that had all sorts of great wrestling in it to keep it exciting.

Best League:

WWE – They had some really good matches and shows this week, so why deny the dinks their award? Also, no one in the WWE reads these reviews, so…Wyatt Earp was a crooked boxing referee, an embellisher and a law-man. Tigers got all sorts of stripes, don’t they? WWE ain’t no different, as it has far too many clunkers for its own good, but it also has weeks like this, where things go well enough to make you feel fine with the idea of coming on back.

Final Verdict: 3.9/5

This was a pretty good week for wrestling and I bet we’ll have a good one for the next.


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