John Pollock and WH Park present the first official version of POST PURORESU, our monthly look at all the news and events happening in the world of Japanese professional wrestling. Featuring a big look at this year’s Champion Carnival tournament that just wrapped, the positioning of Naomichi Marufuji as he goes for both the GHC and Triple Crown titles, and the relationship between AJPW and NOAH going into the summer.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWF Backlash 2000 featuring The Rock vs. Triple H for the WWF Championship and the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin following a 6-month absence. Plus, Bubba Ray Dudley “gets wood” for Trish Stratus, Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle takes on “The Showster”, Scott 2 Hotty vs. Dean Malenko and more in this extensive 2hr 15min review.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 featuring a 50-man Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar in a steel cage match for the WWE Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE World Championship and more. The two run down the results of the entire show, discuss the controversies coming out of it, and read your feedback from the POST Wrestling Forum.
Shinsuke Nakamura debuts his HEEL entrance music before dismantling The (reunited) Club’s Gallows & Anderson in front of a helpless AJ Styles, Big Cass explains why he hates short people like Daniel Bryan, and The Uso’s finally find The Bludgeon Brothers’ “glowing” kryptonite. We run through the entire card and give our predictions for Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble.
The WWE pays tribute to the passing of Bruno Sammartino, Raw gives a final push to its matches ahead of Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble, and Ronda Rousey gets physical in Natalya’s defense. Wai shares his thoughts on the excellent Bruno documentary that premiered tonight on the WWE Network. John talks about the death of Motoko Baba.
John Pollock is joined by Keep It 2000’s Nate Milton to review Impact Wrestling’s Redemption pay-per-view. The two go through the full card and take your live feedback from the event. They discuss the state of Impact Wrestling in 2018, what worked and what didn’t on the show, and whether or not Impact Wrestling has been “redeemed”.
John Pollock and Wai Ting provide a comprehensive review of HBO’s “André the Giant” documentary chronicling the life and career of the late André Rousimoff. Following the review, the two are joined by historian and author Pat Laprade to discuss his experience working as a field producer for the film. Pat talks about traveling to France to interview André’s family, how he felt Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan came across in the documentary, and his upcoming book on the life of André the Giant.
John Pollock and Wai Ting present a special POST Wrestling tribute to the late Bruno Sammartino, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 82. The two are joined by Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski to chat about Sammartino’s incredible legacy, his two runs as WWWF champion, his biggest drawing programs, his appeal to his audience as the ultimate hero and why the city of Toronto was such an integral part of Sammartino’s career.
Oli and Benno are back to talk the announcement of WWE UK returning for two days at the Royal Albert Hall and reports of new ITV World of Sport tapings in the summer. They also review RevPro Live in New Orleans and discuss the announcements of Kassius Ohno for Progress Super Strong Style 16, Drew Parker in Tournament Of Death, Kenoh coming to Frontline Wrestling and John Klinger’s return to GWF.
It’s night one of the 2018 Superstar Shake-Up as wrestlers from SmackDown Live jump over to Raw. Join us as we dissect an evening of game-changing roster changes featuring the likes of Jinder Mahal, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Breezango! Also, Jeff Hardy becomes a Grand Slam champ and a former NXT champion makes his return.