Video – Kenta Kobashi’s Retirement Match

2009 Fight Game Blog Awards – Pro Wrestling

This is the pro wrestling installment of our 2009 year end awards. Later in the week, we’ll give out awards in MMA and pro boxing.

Pro Wrestling

Wrestler Of The Year
Big D – Christopher Daniels

Consistent tremendous matches and great promos in a company which is usually ridiculous and proving that he belongs in the main event by having two match of the year candidates back to back makes Chris Daniels my pick for the Wrestler of 2009.

Alan – KENTA

Fairly simple reasoning. No other wrestler has entertained me as much as this man did before he got injured in October. An absolutely stunning year from not only my Wrestler Of The Year, but my Wrestler Of The Decade.

Duan – Chris Jericho

It was a blessing having Jericho on both shows for the last several months, and his series of matches with Mysterio earlier in the year was my favourite thing in WWE.

GG – Chris Jericho

He didn’t need any world title to be significant, was the most entertaining wrestler in the company so they stuck him on two shows, and single-handedly made the tag belts meaningful again.

Match Of The Year Continue reading

Free F4W radio show with Alan and Chris Hero

Part 1 of the 2009 Dr. Keith Present Christmas Party featuring Alan (of this site), Chris Hero, Rob Naylor and even Dr. Keith making his return.

Listen below.

Right click to download.

Topics covered include:
-Hero in NOAH
-Ricky Marvin stories
-Teddy Hart impressions

and more…

Nigel McGuinness signs with World Wrestling Entertainment

Two weeks ago on FGB Radio’s Lunchtime with FGB, I said who was under contract and who wasn’t.

The DC Sniper came on last Wednesday’s episode of my podcast, Superfriends, and confidently cemented what I knew was going to happen soon, but certainly not this soon.

Well it’s done.

According to Ring Of Honor’s website, Nigel McGuinness has agreed in principle to a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.

Nigel, a trainee of Les Thatcher and the Heartland Wrestling Association (a former WWE farm system company), has been on the independent circuits for about a decade or so and is one of the most improved acts ever. A guy who Bryan Alvarez once said was “horrible” went from that to being one of the most beloved and versatile workers in pro wrestling. He was ROH champ for about 16 months and has been on injury reserve for most of 2009. Now he will get the biggest break of his career in WWE.

Danielson, Nigel – who’s next?

P.S. You can stream Superfriends 031 – ROH: Endgame here.