What a weekend of wrestling. Saturday was Fight For The Fallen and Evolve’s 10 year anniversary show. X-Treme Rules on Sunday and sprinkled in were two nights of the G1 Climax. With that much wrestling there was bound to be some movement in the Wrestling League Standings.
Sure enough on Saturday night first time hat recipient Josh Conroy hoisted the most prized possession in all of fantasy sports. Finishing second after Fight For The Fallen was Anastsaia Lanz. Helping propel here up the standings.
The biggest match of the night for me was the opening one. Sammy Guevara, MJF, and Shawn Spears vs the team of Joey Janela, Jimmy Havoc, and Darby Allin. The match itself did a lot to set up future feuds between MJF and Spears, while continuing to grow the rivalry between Allin and Spears. The biggest take away from this match was the crowd’s reaction to Draby Allin. The kid is over like rover. The pop for his entrance was arguably the biggest of the night. However when Spears first taged into the match the crowd truly came unglued as Darby extended his hand asking to be brought into the match.
AEW will need to build new stars quickly to create a compelling undercard. They are well on their way with Janela, MJF, and Jungle Boy, but the emergency of Darby as a budding fan favorite will prove to pay big dividends.
X-Treme Rules looked to be a home coming of sorts for Greg Scelp, With Paul Heyman incharge of a hardcore style show in Phildelphia of all places. Yet the self procliamed ECW Expert was dead last in the pool at the end of the night. Iit was another big night for Anastasia Lanz. Scoring the bonus fifty points for guessing the number of tables broken launching her three spots up the standings. She also finished in front of yours truly twice this weekend. Creating a bit of an awkward tension around the house. Thanks again Chip for whipping the votes necessary for her to join the league…
Ryan Thompson would be the inevitable winner but the weekend proved to be fruitful for a number of members of the league.
X-Treme Rules garnered some critical acclaim as trending in the right direction. Both Tag Matches were stellar. Undertaker helped get Roman Reigns legitimate get baby face cheers. Even with a Brock Lesnar cash in the PPV itself felt like Heymana and Bishoffs fingerprints were all over it.
The league standings are as follows. The next PPV won’t be till August 10th when NXT TakeOver Toronto pre dates the following SummerSlam.