Arnold Furious: This is the second ‘house show’ the WWE has slapped onto the Network, based on the name power of having Brock Lesnar wrestle. The first time was out in Japan where an appearance from Chris Jericho and an NXT title match between Finn Balor and Kevin Owens also sold the show. This time around; the emphasis is solely on Lesnar. He’s the focal point of the WWE Network over the coming weeks during his “Goes to Hell” series.
3rd October 2015.
It’s been a very wrestling heavy weekend for me as I attended both Rev Pro shows; Uprising in London and Global Wars UK in Reading, seeing a deluge of grappling contests including Kyle O’Reilly vs. KUSHIDA, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Big Damo, Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles vs. Jushin Liger! It’s been a real treat and if you live in England, this is a promotion that’s running sensational live shows at the moment. You’d be a fool to miss them. The cards are so strong I’ve not mentioned half the talent involved (which included Hiroshi Tanahashi, ACH, Gedo, Tetsuya Naito and a host of top British talent). So I hit this show somewhat exhausted after a long train journey back from down south. I haven’t seen much in the way of shills so I’m only aware of two matches. If nothing else, this card might present a few surprises. Although they’ll probably just end up doing Randy Orton vs. Sheamus…again.
So, stuff I didn’t know was happening tonight 1) Seth Rollins vs. John Cena in a cage for the US title. We’re in MSG, obviously. Hosts are Rich Brennan, JBL and Byron Saxton. Sweet, no Michael Cole. Bonus. JBL immediately misquotes Bret Hart. Bret actually said “MSG isn’t a church but it is holy ground”. You can use that one, properly, next time John.