Monthly Awards, Champions and Over 4 Star Matches for March 2018

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Wrestler of the Month: Zack Sabre Jr. Sorry for the repetitiveness of having Zack Sabre Jr at the top of most of the posts I’ve written this month but honestly this is one of the best performances from a single wrestler in a month for a long time. Winning the New Japan Cup in 4 great matches and even pulling out a great tag match at Strong Style Evolved, ZSJ popped out of nowhere and gave the performance of the century.

Match of The Month: Golden Lovers Vs. The Young Bucks. The greatest story in a wrestling match so far this year blasted through high spots and almost 40 minutes of entertainment. I score matches based off of how stories and spots come together and this brought those two concepts together to perfection. The split in the Bullet Club has created so much great in the first three months of 2018.

Team Of The Month: The Young Bucks. Not only did they have the 5-star classic against the Golden Lovers but they had two classic 6 man tag matches in ROH with Adam Page and the continual Bullet Club Storyline focused on the Young Bucks this month.

Feud of the Month: Golden Lovers Vs. The Young Bucks. A feud doesn’t have to be told in constant promos or video packages it can be told in a match. In this match, the reluctance of Kenny Omega, the hated Kota Ibushi, the forgiving Nick Jackson and the angry Matt Jackson all came together to tell their own stories in a classic match. 

Most Improved: Zack Sabre Jr. Coming out of the UK indies to wow literally everyone in New Japan with a New Japan Cup win this is a true 0 to 100 real quick story.

Current Champions

WWE:

Universal: Brock Lesnar +7 points

WWE: AJ Styles +7 points

RAW Womens: Alexa Bliss +3 points

SD Womens: Charlotte +3 points

Intercontinental: The Miz +5 points

US: Randy Orton (New) + 5 points

Raw Tag: The Bar + 5 points

SD Tag: The Usos +5 points

UK: Pete Dunne +3 points

NXT Champion: Andrade Almas + 5 points

NXT Womens: Ember Moon +3 points

NXT Tag: Undisputed ERA + 3 points

NJPW:

IWGP Heavyweight: Kazuchika Okada + 7 points

IWGP Intercontinental: Minoru Suzuki +5 points

IWGP US: Jay White + 5 points

NEVER Openweight: Hirooki Goto +5 points

IWGP Heavyweight Tag: Evil and Sanada +5 points

IWGP Junior: Will Ospreay + 6 points

IWGP Jr Tag: Desperado and Kanemaru (New) +3

NEVER Openweight 6 man: The Tongans +3

 

ROH:

World: Dalton Castle + 7 points

Tag: The Briscoes (New) +3 points

TV: Kenny King + 5 points

6man: So Cal Uncensored (New) +3 points

 

Over 4 Star Matches 

  • Flip Gordon vs. Cody ROH Manhatten Mayhem ****
  • Bullet Club vs. The Kingdom ROH Manhatten Mayhem ****1/2
  • Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki IWGP IC NJPW 46th Anniversary ****
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay NJPW 46th Anniversary ****1/2
  • Michael Elgin vs. Tomohiro Ishii New Japan Cup 1st Round ****3/4
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Yoshi-Hashi New Japan Cup 1st Round ****1/4
  • ZSJ vs. Tetsuya Naito New Japan Cup 1st Round ****1/4
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Flip Gordon ROH 16th Anniversary ****
  • Punishment Martinez vs. Marty Scurrl ROH 16th Anniversary ****1/4
  • So Cal Uncensored vs. The Hung Bucks ROH 16th Anniversary ****1/2
  • Six Pack Challenge WWE Championship Fastlane ****
  • Cedric Alexander vs. Roderick Strong 205 Live Semi-Final ****
  • Dalton Castle vs. Jay Lethal ROH World Title 16th Anniversary ****1/2
  • ZSJ vs. Kota Ibushi New Japan Cup Quarter Finals ****3/4
  • Juice Robinson vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi New Japan Cup Semi-Final ****1/2
  • Sanada vs. ZSJ New Japan Cup Semi-Final ****1/4
  • ZSJ vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi New Japan Cup Finals ****3/4
  • Drew Gulak vs. Mustafa Ali 205 Live Semi-Final ****1/4
  • ZSJ and Minoru Suzuki vs. Okada and Ishii NJPW Strong Style Evolved ****
  • Hangman Page vs. Jay White IWGP US Championship NJPW Strong Style Evolved ****1/4
  • Golden Lovers Vs. The Young Bucks NJPW Strong Style Evolved *****
  • Blake Murphy vs. TJP vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa 205 Live 3.27.18 ****

 

 

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