Roundup w/c 14th March 2022

Silas and The Baron discuss Impact, WWE and AEW this week and almost manage to stay awake on the Road to Wrestlemania.

Sad to hear of the passing of Razor Ramon - a massive figure in the, what could be argued to be, mainstream heydays of WWE of the late 80s to the mid 90s.

IMPACT/TNA

I always feel that there is a slightly dreamy quality to Impact - it sort of exists in its own reality, and only very occasionally does their reality bump into mine. That's not a bad thing, it's just that somehow at times it all feels a bit distant.

Anyway, sad to say that a couple of matches this week were by the numbers rather than genuinely fresh and exciting, but unlike WWE, even when the matches are by the numbers, you get the feeling that the performers actually care.

Top picks? Motor City Machine Guns (a great team), and Josh Alexander, who is doing solid work as a solo performer.

6/10, solid.

WWE

Snore. Quite frankly the "Road to Wrestlemania" seems to long I'm suprised it can't be seen from space - it's a lame story device to try and build feuds that we have all seen oh-so-many times before...

Look, I am GENUINELY NOT INTERESTED in what Charlotte is doing, or thinks of her rivals, because that's what you've been telling me about for ten years now, and I am past caring.

Move on, already.

AEW

A new faction, the Jericho Appreciation Society... made up of "Sports Entertainers" who beat up "professional wrestlers" - you just KNOW where this one is aimed, and the fans are lapping it up.

A really strong cage match between Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker DMD was a deserving headline for Dynamite this week. Maybe not as good as last year' EPIC, but some of the spots (the chairs, the drawing pins (sorry, thumbtacks), the blood) were amazing.

Killer line of commentary from Jim Ross: "Why the hell is there a bag of thumbtacks under the ring, anyway?".

Quite frankly, even without Moxley, Danielson and Regal, the headline match ALONE was worthy.

Brilliant viewing.