4. Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns (Winner Takes All Unification Match, WrestleMania 38 Night 2)

After the overall greatness that was WrestleMania 38 Saturday, WrestleMania 38 Sunday (yes, that’s what it is called on the WWE Network!) had a to put on a hell of a show to keep up the quality. In short, it didn’t. Edge/AJ Styles disappointed, and no other match on the card could equal the worst bout on Saturday’s card (apart from the McAfee/Theory match, maybe). That even includes the main event, the so-called ‘BIGGEST WRESTLEMANIA MATCH OF ALL TIME,’ between Brock Lesner and Roman Reigns…a match which has headlined ‘Mania twice before…and both times failed to entertain like a main event should. And this bout wasn’t any different, unfortunately…

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3. Kevin Owens vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (No Holds Barred, WrestleMania 38 Saturday)

WrestleMania 38 Saturday (yes, that’s what it is called on the WWE Network!) saw the in-ring return of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Yes, after being retired for 19 years, Austin returned to ostensibly be a guest of the KO Show. On the show itself (which main evented WrestleMania 38 Saturday), Owens challenged Austin to a No Holds Barred match. And, without any hesitation, Austin accepted! Could his post-retirement ‘final fight’ live up to his classic brawls of the past? Or would he tarnish his legacy after two decades outside of the ring?

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2. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Universal Championship Match, WrestleMania 34)

Along with Austin/The Rock and Cena/Rock, Lesnar/Reigns were only the third pair of wrestlers to main event WrestleMania. Of course, this Sunday, Lesnar and Reigns are going to be the only wrestlers to main event ‘Mania for a third time! Yesterday, I reviewed their first bout, at WrestleMania 31. And it was…distinctly average! Could their rematch top that mediocrity?

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1. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Universal Championship Match WrestleMania 31)

Seven years ago today, I started this Hammy Reviews blog! So what better day to start a daily feature! ‘A Wrestling Match A Day’ covers, well, a wrestling match a day! I’ve always been a WWE fan, but I’m pushing myself to watch other promotions (I have neglected Japanese wrestling, for example). However, today…I’m starting with WWE!

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It’s hard to pick out the Top 10 Worst WrestleMania matches. The early WrestleManias are chockful of terrible matches. Back then, it was all about the entertainment and spectacle, not about the wrestling. It’s a big reason why I rarely go back and watch 1980s/early 1990s WWE. That’s a warning: you won’t be seeing many matches from the early WrestleManias on this list. Some of them probably outweigh matches on this list in atrociousness, and I’ll be happy to hear your thoughts. But bearing that in mind, here are my Top 10 Worst WrestleMania Matches! Continue reading


Earlier on this week, I published a list of my Top 10 WrestleMania Main Events (click here to view it!). It’s WrestleMania 34 week, remember! In the interest of fairness, I thought about the worst  WrestleMania main events. There’s plenty to choose from, aren’t there? Hulk Hogan and HHH are the worst offenders when it comes to terrible ‘Mania main events, but there are other offenders who have stunk up what should be the biggest WWE match of the year. So here are my Top 10 Worst WrestleMania Main Events. Continue reading


It’s WrestleMania 34 this coming Sunday…so I have to do a WrestleMania-related Top 10, don’t I? I’ve already done a Top 10 Best WrestleMania Matches List (click here to view it!), and did think about doing a Top 10 Worst WrestleMania Matches List. But that would involve watching early WrestleManias, something I cannot tolerate! So I decided to change tack a little and examine WrestleMania main events. Of course, the early Mania main events (apart from one) involving Hulk Hogan can be discounted. But the modern era has more than made up for Hogan’s dismal wrestling. So here are my Top 10 WrestleMania Main Events! Continue reading


(Sorry about the lack of posts recently. A family bereavement, marriage preparation and other events have taken precedence).

So, it’s WrestleMania season…but all everyone is talking about is Daniel Bryan! Yes, the Yes Man has been medically cleared to wrestle! The dream matches are innumerable. He even took an (unnecessary) dangerous apron powerbomb from Kevin Owens on last night’s edition of Smackdown Live. Obviously, he’s heading towards a WrestleMania confrontation with Owens/Sami Zayn. But never mind that…I’ve not been this excited about someone’s return for…a bloody long time! Yes, Daniel Bryan stole my heart all those years ago. He stole our hearts by being an underdog…but also by being a bloody great wrestler! So here are my Top 10 Daniel Bryan matches… Continue reading

Review and Results: Elimination Chamber 2018 (25.2.2018)

On Sunday, we were given WWE Raw’s last stop on the road to WrestleMania: Elmination Chamber! Yes, this year, Raw was given the privilege of having the Elimination Chamber. On paper, it looked like a decent PPV. The first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber match included two fairly green wrestlers in Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, but the other four wrestlers could carry the bout. The men’s Elimination Chamber match was stacked with talent. But for the other matches? I could take them or leave them! As it stands, Elimination Chamber was…average! Continue reading

Review and Results: Royal Rumble 2018 (28.1.2018)

I think it’s safe to say that once again NXT Takeover proved to be a better Special Event that its main roster bigger brother, Royal Rumble 2018. However, it’s always difficult to better an NXT event, especially when that contained a main event that was phenomenal! Royal Rumble 2018 was the first Rumble event in a long time that provided lots of entertainment in the titular (male) match itself! Yes, that may be because it gave us a winner worthy of a WrestleMania main event, but also it was booked (fairly) well! The women’s main event was probably the second best match of the evening. The disappointments were most of the other matches, unfortunately… Continue reading