2018 has been an up and down year in the world of professional wrestling, it has been mired with controversy and tragedy but has also seen some prosperity within the independent world. From WWE’s Saudi Arabia debacle to the success of the All In PPV, 2018 has seen both ends of the spectrum.
These are our end-of-year awards for all things WWE, both the good and the bad. You can hear our audio podcast above or over at iTunes here
Male Superstar: AJ Styles (Seth Rollins a close 2nd)
Female Superstar: Becky Lynch
Matches of the Year: 1) Becky v
2) Gargano v Ciampa (Takeover New Orleans)
3) Brock Lesnar v Bryan (Survivor Series)
4) Gargano v Black (Takeover Wargames)
Best PPV of the Year: Evolution
Worst PPV of the Year: This should come as no surprise to anyone, it is being named the worst PPV solely because of the hideous, deceptive nature of their existence and the disgusting promotional tactics of the WWE. So…. DRUM ROLL PLEASE….. It’s a TIE and The Award Goes to …. The Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel
For more of our end of year awards and reviews, head over to iTunes HERE to listen to our full review. We hand out awards for most improved, best and worst feuds, best tag team and the most overrated wrestler. We also review the year of 2018 in WWE.
We hope everyone has a great New Year and we’ll see you on the other side with more Straight Edge Content.
If you do not want next to find out what is going to happen during next week’s December 24th edition of Raw do not look below. Below is the complete spoilers for the Christmas eve edition of Monday night Raw.
Elias opens the show with a Christmas song leading into a Miracle on 34th Street Fight between Elias and Lashley. Elias picks up the win after hitting Lashley with a violin.
(Raw Tag Team Title Match): Bobby Roode and Chad Gable defeat The Revival.
Drew McIntyre v Dolph Ziggler v Finn Balor – Finn will pick up the win, pinning Ziggler for the victory.
Sasha, Ember and Bayley pick up a win over Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke and Mickie James
Paul Heyman cuts a promo on how Brock Lesnar is going to defeat Braun Strowman at Royal Rumble.
Braun comes to the ring and humiliates Heyman, dressing him up in Christmas clothes
Women’s Title Match: Ronda Rousey defeats Natalya with an Armbar
Heath Slater v Jinder Mahal – Heath picks up the win via DQ after the Singh brothers interfere
Rhyno returns and hits Jinder with a gore
In the main event Seth Rollins will defeat Baron Corbin with a curb stomp
WWE have been hyping the return of Vince McMahon to Monday Night Raw for the past week, they have been saying that Vince is here to “shake things up” with the red brand.
This monday’s Raw opened with Vince McMahon, Stephanie, Triple H and Shane in the middle of the ring saying that they have failed the WWE universe. They say that the four of them have failed in putting on a decent show for the fans and that big changes are coming.
Triple H said that from now the fans will be the authority, they will get to make the decisions. New matchups, new superstars and a new feel.
This is our 2018 WWE TLC predictions, this is a rather stacked looking card during some rather tiresome and troubling times for WWE Programming with record low ratings and huge complainancy and disillusionment with the company,
Adam and Tyler both put in predictions for this show and they are listed below, they are also in video format here:
Natalya v Ruby Riot (Tables) Tyler: Ruby Adam: Ruby
R-Truth and Carmella v Jinder and Alicia Tyler: Truth/Carmella Adam: Truth/ Carmella
Elias v Bobby Lashley Tyler: Bobby Adam: Bobby
Finn Balor v Drew McIntyre Tyler: Drew Adam: Drew
Rey Mysterio v Randy Orton Tyler: Rey Adam: Randy
Buddy Murphy v Cedric Tyler: Buddy Adam: Buddy
Braun Strowman v Corbin Tyler: Braun Adam: Braun
The Bar v The Usos v The New Day Tyler: The Usos Adam: The New Day
Seth Rollins v Dean Ambrose Tyler: Dean Adam: Seth
Ronda v Nia Jax Tyler: Ronda Adam: Ronda
Daniel Bryan v AJ Styles Tyler: Bryan Adam: Bryan
Becky v Charlotte v Asuka Tyler: Becky Adam: Becky