Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: June 24th

Bianca Belair and Montez Ford Tie the Knot

Congratulations to NXT Superstars Bianca Belair and Montez Ford who got married this past weekend. Clearly, you can tell their wedding was the lit!

Bobby Lashley Responds to Paul Heyman's Facebook Rant

Paul Heyman believes that Brock Lesnar does not have competition. Bobby Lashley took exception to that on Twitter. He is scheduled for a multi-man match to determine the number one contender. A match between Lesnar and Lashley could draw huge numbers, but the next few weeks must be spent making Lashley look like a true monster. He cannot be the same guy that comes out smiling with a headband.

Sasha Banks and Bayley Aren't Friends Anymore

Things got heated between Sasha Banks and Bayley after they lost to the Riott Squad on Monday. This would lead to the two fighting backstage. Finally! I understand the slow built here though. I said on last week's episode of Break it Down With Brian H,  that there are multiple reasons this match did not happen at WrestleMania including it getting lost in the shuffle. ''

Velveteen Dream Silences Hulk Hogan

At NXT Takeover Chicago, Velveteen Dream wore the signature colors of Hulk Hogan, red and yellow and that triggered an idea from the Hulkster. He suggested becoming Dream's manager. The Dream was not having it though. Of course, #BlackTwitter enjoyed this one, considering Hogan's words a few years ago.

Shane Strickland Continues to Open New Eyes

All in one week, Shane Strickland had an article about him published in ESPN, he defeated Brody King in a $20,000 bounty match only to have Low Ki answer to Saline de la Renta's request. He also wrestled to a no contest with Matt Riddle at EVOLVE, unfortunately, he did not gain the EVOLVE Championship. 

Mia Yim Wins Gold

Mia Yim defeated Little Miss Roxxy at TCW High Tide 2018 to become the new TCW Women's Champion. She would go on to successfully defend the title against El Ligero.

Amaiya Jade Is Champion!

Amaiya Jade became the new Elev8 Pro Women’s Champion.

Kotto Brazil Bounces Back

After falling to Rich Swann a week ago on MLW Fusion, Kotto Brazil bounced back and earned a victory over Vandal Ortagun. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: June 18th

Ricochet and Velveteen Dream 

If you missed NXT Takeover Chicago, you missed out on a crazy match between Ricochet and Velveteen Dream. I have said on more than one occasion that this was one of the matches that I was invested in and it lived up to all expectations. Ricochet won the match, but there is no way this feud can be over with.

Black Excellence in the Money in the Bank

We saw Ember Moon and Naomi square off in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Even to the point that the Bella Twins said they wanted to see a match between the two. I tweeted that I did not think the feud would be that great but a match between these two superstars would be great. Maybe we will see them square off again in the Survivor Series.

Kofi Kingston was selected to represent The New Day in the men's Money in the Bank match. Of course, he had a few cool spots, but that was it.

Bobby Lashley silences Sami Zayn

Finally, Bobby Lashley shut Sami Zayn up with a victory at Money in the Bank. Bobby Lashley would then go on to Monday Night Raw and throw his name in the hate for Brock Lesnar's next opponent. Next week, there will be a multi-man match to determine the number one contender for the WWE Universal Title.

Sasha Banks and Bayley Fight...AGAIN

After losing to the Riott Squad, Sasha Banks and Bayley fought backstage. It looks like the rivalry is back on.  SLOW BUILD FOLKS!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: June 11th

Street Fighter Challenge

Xavier Woods will be joined by Big E and Kofi Kingston to face Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks in a street fighter match up. Yup, a video game showdown at the E3 Conference

Who Will Represent The New Day at Money in the Bank

The New Day defeat The Miz Rusev and Samoa Joe The New Day have yet to declare who will be participating but as of now, they look like a well-oiled machine. It makes you wonder, will there be a joint decision or will there be tension.

Lio Rush is 205 Live Bound!

In a vignette, it was announced that Lio Rush will join the 205 Live roster.

Hideo Itami had had ENOUGH!

While Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy were putting on a classic, Itami interrupted leave both men laid out. It is clear that he has one thing on his mind, the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. 

Okada Streak Ends 

Kazuchika Okada held the IWGP Heavyweight Title for 720 days, the fourth-longest rein history before losing this past weekend to Kenny Omega.  Arguably, Okada was the best champion in the modern day era. 

Isaiah Frazier Crab Wrestling Heavyweight Championship 

Isaiah Frazier defeats Mark Buckler to win the title. With this win, Frazier earned a shot at the NWA Worlds Championship later in the weekend. However, he would lose to the champ, Nick Aldis.

Ashton Smith Advances in UK Tourney 

Ashton Smith defeated Joseph Conners to advance in the WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament.

Busy Weekend Shane Strickland

Shane Strickland defeated Dragon Lee to retain his PCW Ultra Light-heavyweight Title
and then he went to DEFY and defeated MVP.

DEFYing Gravity

 Desmond Xavier defeated Scorpio Sky. Check out the clip above where Xavier shows off his high-flying abilities.

Showdown at NOVA Pro's Women's Commonwealth Cup 

The Challenge was laid out several weeks ago when Mia Yim went face to face with Faye Jackson. In the first round of the Women's Commonwealth Cup tournament, Yim defeated Jackson.

AJ Gray Victorious 

At Southern Underground Pro's Streets of Hate, AJ Gray defeated Wes Barkley who substituted for injured Curt Stallion. After the match, Gray and Stallion had to be separated.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: June 3rd

Eric Bischoff Puts over the Wrestling Wrealm!

If you have been paying attention to Twitter really heavy, you may have noticed that Conrad Thompson has been talking about DX vs the NWO. Well, there was a time when Eric Bischoff produced a public service announcement. Fast forward two decades later, the Wrestling Wrealm paid homage by doing our version. And once tweeting the video to Eazy-E, he gave it the stamp of approval. If you haven't seen the video yet, what are you waiting for?

Bobby Lashley Has an Opponent for Money in the Bank

After the worse segment in recent Raw history, it is official, Bobby Lashley will take on Sami Zayn at Money in the Bank. I have said that I believe Zayn made the best out of the worse situation, click the tweet about to listen.

Cedric Alexander Retains!

Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy may have had the best match in the WWE this past week, and it was Alexander who retained his Cruiserweight Title this past week on 205 Live.

Jay Lethal Update on Recent Injury

Jay Lethal recently gave an update on his injury. Click the link about to listen.

The next day I felt fine, but it was Ring of Honor who said listen, we wanna make sure 100% that you’re okay, so you need to take some time off because we need you at 100% seeing as our UK trip is coming up. Thank goodness they’re looking out for me, right?
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Ricochet Breaks the Internet

Words cannot describe, so just watch the video.

Nia Jax Shows out in Dance Contest

The Raw Women's Champion stood out and proved how she is an irresistible force.

Dezmond Xavier Responds to Critics

In a recent interview, Dezmond Xavier had the following to say about those who hate "flippy" wrestlers:
I take it as something similar to how players feel about basketball these days. You know how the three ball is kind of the primary way of scoring. A lot of guys are more high flyers now. That is really just attributed to the athleticism guys have nowadays days. 

Thunder Rosa Women of Honor Debut

Business is picking up in the women's division at Ring of Honor as Thunder Rosa will make her debut in two weeks. Rosa wrestled in Lucha Underground and is a former Southern California Women's Wrestler of the Year. She will take on Tenille Dashwood, formerly known as Emma.

Mia Yim Continues to Shine

Last week it was Keith Lee, this week it's Matt Riddle. Mia Yim and Riddle tore the house down at Smash Wrestling.

Afa Jr Shows up in Ring of Honor 

Afa Jr, formerly known as Manu in the WWE, wrestled at Ring of Honor this past weekend. Since leaving the WWE in 2009, he has won many titles on the independent circuit including the WXW Ultimate Heavyweight Championship twice.

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