2017 Spotlight: January-March

Wrestling is an incredibly dynamic industry where everything can change in a matter of days – if not hours – and 2017 has really typified that in WWE. From wholesale roster changes, to walk outs and injuries, you can never predict what’s going to happen next, not that I won’t keep trying. As the year draws to a close, what better opportunity than to look back and reflect on the memorable moments WWE gave us in 2017?

January

9th January – Chris Jericho defeats Roman Reigns for the United States Championship

What’s that? A year ago Roman Reigns was holding a mid-card championship that was essentially filling time until something bigger was in store for him come Wrestlemania season? Sounds familiar somehow. What might be more difficult to remember is that the best friend pairing of Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho was in full flow as one of the regular highlights of Raw. While this match in itself wasn’t entirely memorable in amongst seemingly hundreds of matches between Reigns, Jericho and Owens, Y2J’s championship win made him a WWE Grand Slam champion, so if only for the history books it’s definitely worth noting.

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The Cruiserweights are putting on Classics

I’ve been thinking about doing a piece like this for a couple of weeks now, but after last Wednesday it had to happen. I have to take a moment to talk about what is for me the best piece of WWE-content right now. The Cruiserweight Classic.

Cedric vs Ibushi

Cedric Alexander vs Kota Ibushi. For me, it was right up there at the very top of match of the year candidates. Both guys seemed to pull everything out of the bag, and delivered. The ideal aim of any rivalry or match is for both guys to come out of it looking like bigger stars than they did going in. A standing ovation and on-screen props from Triple H isn’t a bad way for the loser to go out of the tournament is it? Continue reading The Cruiserweights are putting on Classics