AEW, Bushi, David Finlay, El Desperado, Evil, Guerrillas of Destiny, Hiromu Takahashi, IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championships, IWGP United States Championship, Jon Moxley, Juice Robinson, Lance Archer, Los Ingobernables de Japon, Minoru Suzuki, MLW, NJPW, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14, NWA, NXT, Sanada, Shingo Takagi, Taichi, Tama Tonga, Top Matches Of The Week, Will Ospreay, WWE, Zack Sabre Jr.
We are back again with another edition of The Top Matches of the week and this was an amazing week of wrestling especially in the WWE. There is so much wrestling at our fingertips that it’s absolutely mind blowing. There is Smackdown On Fox on Friday night, MLW Fusion every Saturday night, Raw on Mondays, Impact on Tuesdays, NXT on USA Network and AEW Dynamite on TNT on Wednesday nights, and Beyond Wrestling Uncharted Territory on Thursday nights. As you can see, you can occupy your week well if you try to watch all the wrestling promotions in the world right now, but my job is to give you what I thought was the best of every show that I watched during the week. So, get some refreshments, take a seat, and let me be your guide to the wonderful world of professional wrestling. Now the style is going to be a little different in the way that if there is more than one great match then they’ll just be short descriptions, but if not then we’ll go over the match. I also want to remind all of you that can catch my Top 5 of the week on the podcast Eddie Valiant’s Hot Take here. That is where I look at all the matches I have listed here and I pick the five best of all of them.
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 (1/4/2020)
FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) went through an absolute war with the IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerrillas Of Destiny after Juice hit Tama Tonga with the left hand of God and then Finlay hit him with a cutter for the win. Lance Archer defended his IWGP United States Championship against Jon Moxley in a Texas Deathmatch and these guys literally went to wear putting themselves through chairs, but Moxley would get the KO after hitting the Paradigm shift through tables to regain the titles. Some are calling it the greatest IWGP Jr. Heavyweight match of all time, I am calling Will Ospreay vs Hiromu Takahashi the early contender for match of the year. These two went back and forth hitting each other with finishers, but it was Takahashi who hit a modified tombstone/package piledriver like move for the win.
Wrestle Kingdom 14 usually has some of these eight man tag matches and one of the good ones saw Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, and El Desperado defeat Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Sanada, Evil, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi when Zack made Bushi tap out to a very painful submission.