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.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review NJPW Strong Style Evolved from Long Beach, CA featuring The Golden Lovers vs. The Young Bucks, one of the more emotional wrestling matches we’ve seen in recent memory. We also discuss the strengths and disadvantages of the AXS TV production featuring Jim Ross and Josh Barnett, Jay White vs. “Hangman” Page, Minoru Suzuki/Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kazuchika Okada/Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, an appearance from Rey Mysterio and more.
John Pollock and WH Park review the New Japan Cup Final with Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, a preview of this Sunday’s Strong Style Evolved card, All Japan and Dragon Gate’s streaming services, Taiji Ishimori leaving NOAH, Champion Carnival about to begin, and the winner of the New Japan Cup Bracketology Contest.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Fastlane featuring a Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE title, Asuka challenging Charlotte, The Bludgeon Brothers stopping the tag team title match, Randy Orton winning the United States title and more. Plus, full reviews of Ring of Honor’s 16th Anniversary featuring Kenny Omega, and opening round matches of the New Japan Cup.
5 of 6 Fastlane main event competitors face off in this go-home edition of SmackDown as Sami Zayn attempts to convince Kevin Owens of his allegiance and AJ Styles aims to protect the purity of his WrestleMania main event against Shinsuke Nakamura. Plus, full recaps of Mixed Match Challenge and 205 Live!