Raw took place from Dallas and featured the official announcement of WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia with a triple threat match for the Universal title, The Undertaker returns to address Triple H, Roman Reigns defends the Universal title against Baron Corbin, and Ronda Rousey learns the art of the Open Challenge. Plus, a review of the top matches from NJPW’s Destruction in Beppu show.
John Pollock & Wai Ting are review NJPW Destruction in Hiroshima 2018 featuring Kenny Omega vs. Tomohiro Ishii for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. We run down the entire card and bring everyone up to speed on ongoing storylines heading into the rest of the Destruction tour featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada.
Episode 13 sees Chris Charlton and Rich Kraetsch look at 2001. NJPW continued their relationship with an AJPW that was experiencing radical change. This was the last year All Japan ran in the Dome on their own. They’d also have significant presences on New Japan cards, with Toshiaki Kawada rematching Kensuke Sasaki, and Keiji Muto in the mix in both companies.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review UFC 194 featuring José Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC Featherweight Championship. Our former colleague / MMA analyst Robin Black joins us to discuss the shockingly accurate prediction Conor made about his fight’s outcome in an interview he conducted with him two days prior.
John Pollock & WH Park are back to chat this month’s New Japan Destruction cards, Golden Lovers vs. Ishii & Ospreay, the Long Beach card, Zeus defending the Triple Crown against Shuji Ishikawa, the Naomichi Marufuji vs. KENTA match from Sumo Hall, Stardom’s 5 Star Grand Prix, Takayamania Empire & more.