7. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Cage Match for the Universal Championship, The Greatest Royal Rumble 2018)

For some reason, Roman Reigns lost cleanly to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34. Yes, the babyface who’d already failed to topple The Beast at WrestleMania 31 failed to topple him once again. What was the build for? Why have the babyface overcome all the odds except the one that mattered most? Yes, the crowd may not have liked babyface Reigns, but they only needed to acknowledge him as the champion. Even with a loss, Reigns was (for some reason) eligible for rematch. This happened inside of a steel cage in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia .

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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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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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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: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #38 The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family (WWE Elimination Chamber 2014)

(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v31678253/?contentId=31678253&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=elimination_chamber)

For me, this is one of the very best six man tag team matches the WWE has ever produced (if not THE best). The Shield were known for having great multi-man matches by that point. They’ve already featured twice on this list (read my review of #93 here and #46 here). Their ability to put on a great match was never in doubt. The Wyatts were known for Bray’s mysterious rants and little else. Bray had competed in a few great matches by that point (notably with Daniel Bryan at Royal Rumble 2014), but as a unit the Wyatt’s presence was felt more than their wrestling. At Elimination Chamber 2014, however, both teams sunk everything they had into a stellar brawl. Continue reading

Review: WrestleMania 31 (A Classic Wrestlemania?!?)


Well, WrestleMania 31 has come and gone. A lot of reviewers have said that it will go down in history as one of the best WrestleManias of all time. Well, if you have low expectations for something, then even if the thing is only marginally better than expected, it will seem like the best thing ever. That’s what I think has happened with WrestleMania 31. It was enjoyable, far more enjoyable than I expected, but I wouldn’t dare say it was one of the best WrestleManias of all time…So here’s an in-depth look at WrestleMania 31…  Continue reading