30th Sep2019

The Last Week in Wrestling #38 (Wrestling Round-Up)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Last Week In Wrestling, right here in Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and there are a bunch of wrestling things to discuss, so let’s do so. This is a few weeks late, so sue me.

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Best Promo:

Rowan Is His Own Man (WWE) – Erick Rowan cut a great promo where he told every-one he attacked Roman Reigns for his own benefit. This might have been the best option for Rowan. Hell, this is the best thing that’s ever happened in his career. Good for him.

Best Moment:

NXT Debuts On USA (WWE) – What can I say? This is pretty cool. It might only be the first hour, but NXT getting on network television is some-thing that wasn’t in the cards a few years ago, so this is a win.

Best Move:

Six Star Frog Splash (Impact Wrestling) – Willie Mack did this move in an Impact main event and it was great. Dave Meltzer must have heard about this move and thought Rob Van Dam was screwing with him.

Best Personality:

James Mitchell (Impact Wrestling) – The ol’ Sinister Minister still has the evil magic. That man could talk some folks to death or talk himself out of a job…wait, that actually happened. Dixie Carter was a moron, wasn’t she? I mean, she did fire him for being too good at being an evil heel manager.

Best Character:

Sami Callihan (Impact Wrestling) – Sami has the spoiled maniac thing down to a tee. Also, Sami is good at pretending to be a jerk.

Best Performance:

Chad Gable (WWE) – Gable wrestled the hell out of Baron Corbin in the King Of The Ring finale. Really, Gable is great. He’s like a younger, slightly smaller Kurt Angle. Wait, you already know that. Well…I have to say some-thing to sound smart.

Best Wrestler:

Michael Elgin (Impact Wrestling) – Elgin had a hell of a few weeks wrestling in some of the best matches he’s had in a long while.

Best Card:

NXT On USA Debut Show (WWE) – On paper, this was a great card, with most of it living up to the expectations in some way.

Best Show:

Major League Wrestling: Fusion (Major League Wrestling) – The War Chamber episode was like a suspense thriller by way of Mr. Bob. There was all sorts of chaos that felt like it came right out of some bizarre vortex from 1996. This was really cool.

Best Match:

Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, Ross Von Erich & Marshall Von Erich (w/ team captain Kevin Von Erich) defeated CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch): War Chamber Match (Major League Wrestling) – This was War Games with a different format and I loved it. Do this again. More steel cage!

Best League:

Impact Wrestling – Warts and all, Impact Wrestling had some excellent stuff happen over the past few weeks to give us all hope that the move to AXS will make for some good TV.
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Final Verdict: 3.9/5

This was a strong week that had its faults, but also had the kind of wrestling that’s worth remembering.

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