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2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:18 pm
by Mike
One project I have in mind to do for 2016 is to keep a list of this award, similar to how VOW does the Match of the Year. Maybe I will do a poll of my own and release it in early 2017. But best event I always think is a fun award to research and debate about because as good as matches can be, I love a full event from a super hot opener to big time championship main event with hot crowds and such.

So every four weeks I'll try to keep a running tracker of this. Episodes of Raw, Smackdown, Lucha Underground don't count - however Ultima Lucha II will be eligible. If you have any suggestions, my DM box is always open!

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:59 pm
by themib
If we're talking the Observer calendar, then NXT Takeover: London should be an opening salvo. Maybe that NOAH Destiny show too.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:30 pm
by Mike
Yep. I'm going to use Cagematch and go by some reviews/opinions for December, before I send out a monthly inquiry to a few people in different regions. I'll check Cagematch a few days a week + weekends to go by that as well. I don't want to go by just one outlet either. I think Cagematch is fantastic and a legitimate daily resource for so many fans, but it's not encompassing of all fans.

I'm going to do December 2015 to December 2016 for 13 months and if this can work on this forum, I'll do it Jan-December where people can go back and view that previous December's for that Observer year.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:39 pm
by Mike
NXT Takeover: London
ROH Final Battle 2015
NOAH Destiny
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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10



I added Final Battle to Martin's suggestions because it had the solid opener, good undercard with a few ***1/2+ matches, and a big time championship main event.

WK 10 seems to be the only show this month I'd put on here. The Evolve shows were good but not show of the year contenders. Rumble is close and I may add it later on if there's a strong pro-Rumble support for this show. It had a good opener, well booked Rumble main, but the midcard was okay. Not as god as Final Battle or NXT London's.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:12 pm
by Mike
12/16/2015 - NXT Takeover: London
12/18/2015 - ROH Final Battle 2015
12/27/2015 - NOAH Destiny
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1/4/2016 - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10
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2/14/2016 - NJPW The New Beginning In Niigata


For February I would say NJPW The New Beginning In Niigata would be added to the list.

Freelance Wrestling's show from 2/5 was really damn great. But I want to rewatch on DVD again.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:04 pm
by themib
I'd add the three wXw 16 Carat Gold shows, all amazing stuff.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:23 pm
by wac
Wrestle Kingdom and Takeover Dallas are my top 2, but Invasion Attack is definitely up there on the list.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:07 pm
by Garuda
I'd nominate Takeover: Dallas, Evolve 58, and Invasion Attack for this month.

2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:27 pm
by JML
For people that watch Lucha, the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas iPPV CMLL put on was very good.

Even though it's an indie, Lucha Memes put on a show called Chairo Kingdom. It had a crazy 8 man tag, Mascara Dorada vs Xtreme Tiger (Tigre Uno from TNA) in a falls count anywhere match, and Dragon Lee vs Rey Horus (Dragon Azteca Jr from Lucha Underground). There are fan cams of most of the matches on the show but I'm personally holding out hope that the Mas Lucha YouTube channel edits the show together and releases it like they did with the ChilangaMask show and the Chairo II show last year.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:50 am
by ScorpioCorp
Three best shows so far:
1. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10
2. PWG Bowie
3. NXT Takeover Dallas

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:27 am
by Mike
Definitely Takeover Dallas and Invasion Attack are added to the list. I can even see Dallas placing in the top three at the end of the year just because it was during a major weekend.

ROH Dallas night one show honestly I think is something I can argue as a nominee too.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:50 pm
by Mike
Evolve 61 is maybe near the top of my list now since last check in.

Also adding to the list-

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2016
PWG All Star Weekend 12 Nights One and Two

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:17 pm
by Alan4L
Invasion Attack and the Dome are pretty handily my 1 and 2 right now. Bowie and Takeover Dallas were excellent as well.

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:30 pm
by Mike
A Top Fifteen going by Cagematch's rankings, minus the TV shows, are--

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 In Tokyo Dome -9.48
WWE NXT TakeOver: Dallas TV-Show - 9.33
NJPW Invasion Attack 2016 - 8.71
PWG All Star Weekend 12 - Tag 1 - 8.68
PWG All Star Weekend 12 - Tag 2 - 8.19
EVOLVE 61 - 8.00
NJPW The New Beginning In Niigata - 7.96
PROGRESS Chapter 25: Chat Shit Get Banged - 7.77
WWE Royal Rumble 2016 - 7.63
RevPro High Stakes 2016 - 7.62
ROH Supercard Of Honor X - Tag 1 - 7.62
NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2016 - 7.61
NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXIII - Tag 1- 7.52
NJPW New Japan Cup 2016 - Tag 1 - 7.43
NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXIII - Tag 6 - 7.33

Re: 2016 Best Major Show Tracking Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:27 pm
by Garuda
I'll have to rewatch Wrestle Kingdom 10. I remember it being great, but only Okada/Tanahashi has stuck with me. Meanwhile I can remember every single match from WK9 pretty vividly.