HAMMY’S TOP 10…WORST WRESTLEMANIA MATCHES

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

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HAMMY’S TOP 10…WORST WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENTS

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

HAMMY’S TOP 10…WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENTS

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

HAMMY’S TOP 10…DANIEL BRYAN MATCHES

(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

Review and Results: NXT Takeover: Philadelphia (27.1.2018)

Last night, NXT presented NXT Takeover: Philadelphia. Once again, they put on a show that the following WWE PPV (in this case, Royal Rumble) will struggle to better. Why do that to themselves? Why not have NXT Takeover and the WWE PPV on separate weekends? Logistically, it makes sense to have them on the same weekend. But the WWE PPV always struggles to better its “developmental” brand’s offering. NXT Takeover gave us one Match of the Year contender in its main event and only two (relatively) forgettable matches. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…NON-RUMBLE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHES!

It’s the Royal Rumble tomorrow! Yes, not only are thirty sweaty men going to battle for the right to main event WrestleMania, but thirty sweaty women are also going to battle for the right to face the Women’s Champion at WrestleMania (but their chance of main eventing WrestleMania is a 3,750 to 1). But I’m not here to talk about the Rumble match itself. I’m here to talk about the non-Rumble Royal Rumble matches. More specifically, my Top 10 non-Rumble Royal Rumble matches! Sometimes, an undercard match overshadows the Rumble match itself. Here are ten instances where that is most definitely the case! Continue reading

Review: Royal Rumble 2011 (The BIGGEST Rumble Ever…)

Royal Rumble 2011 was the BIGGEST Royal Rumble in WWE history! The titular match didn’t have 30 entrants…it had 40 entrants! 40! Since then, WWE have kept it to 30 entrants. In preparation for Royal Rumble 2018, I thought I’d take a look back at the BIGGEST Royal Rumble ever. Unfortunately, the Royal Rumble of 2011 wasn’t fantastic. In fact, the whole PPV was mediocre. It comprised of one fantastic match, one decent match, one poor match, and a sub-par Royal Rumble. There were a few surprises throughout the night, a couple of which were thrown in merely for the ‘surprise’ factor. The all-championship undercard (and the inexplicable positioning of the Diva’s match) provided too much for one to care about.   Continue reading