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.
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 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.
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.
The final episode of SmackDown leading into WrestleMania 34 features the return of Shane McMahon confirming his partnership with Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles continue sharing “mind games”, and Carmella fails another MITB cash-in attempt. Plus, Charlotte meets Asuka in the MMC finals and another spectacular match from 205 Live.
It’s the WrestleMania 34 go-home show with Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle in a press conference with Stephanie & Triple H, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar in what may have been Brock’s final Raw appearance, and John Cena trying to summon The Undertaker one last time. Plus we discuss everything coming up for us this week down in New Orleans including WaleMania and our “Road Diary” podcasts for POST Wrestling Café patrons.