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TJ Hawke, besides being the fearless editor and primary writer of this fine website (NOT A BLOG! SICK OF THIS INTERNET BULLYING!), has written countless (well, not literally) reviews of professional wrestling shows.

WWE
Books
Yes! – My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of Wrestlemania

Shows
TakeOver – Brooklyn, August 2015
Battleground, July 2015
The Beast in the East, July 2015
Elimination Chamber, May 2015
NXT TakeOver – Unstoppable, May 2015
Extreme Rules, April 2015
Wrestlemania, March 2015
Fastlane, February 2015
NXT Takeover – Rival, February 2015
Royal Rumble, January 2015
NXT Takeover – R Evolution, December 2014
NXT Takeover – Fatal 4 Way, September 2014
NXT Takeover, May 2014
Extreme Rules, May 2014
Wrestlemania, April 2014
Elimination Chamber 2014
Royal Rumble, January 2014
Summerslam, August 2013
Wrestlemania, April 2013
Elimination Chamber, February 2013
Royal Rumble, January 2013
Summerslam, August 2012
Extreme Rules, April 2012
Wrestlemania, April 2012
Elimination Chamber, February 2012
Survivor Series, November 2011
Vengeance, June 2005
No Way Out, February 2001
Fully Loaded, June 2000
Backlash, April 2000
Canadian Stampede, September 1997
Final Four, February 1997
Wrestling Summit, April 1990

Collections
Shawn Michaels – My Journey – Disc 3
Shawn Michaels – My Journey – Disc 2
Shawn Michaels – My Journey – Disc 1
The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event – Disc 3
The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event – Disc 2
WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender Tournament
The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event – Disc 1
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon – Discs 3
Ricky Steamboat – The Life Story of the Dragon – Discs 1 & 2
Brock Lesnar: Here Comes The Pain – Disc 2
Brock Lesnar: Here Comes The Pain – Disc 1
Rise & Fall of ECW
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story – Disc 2
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story – Disc 1
Superstar Collection: Sheamus
Superstar Collection: John Cena
Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio
Superstar Collection: Shawn Michaels
It’s Good to be the King – The Jerry Lawler Story – Disc 3
It’s Good to be the King – The Jerry Lawler Story – Discs 1 & 2
For All Mankind – The Life & Career of Mick Foley – Disc 3
For All Mankind – The Life & Career of Mick Foley – Discs 1 & 2
Destruction of The Shield – Disc 3
Destruction of The Shield – Disc 2
Destruction of The Shield – Disc 1
Jake “The Snake” Roberts – Pick Your Poison
Daniel Bryan – Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes! – Disc 3
Daniel Bryan – Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes! – Discs 1 & 2
Heartbreak & Triumph – The Shawn Michaels Story – Disc 3
Heartbreak & Triumph – The Shawn Michaels Story – Discs 1 & 2
William Regal vs. Developmental
The Life of a Masked Man – Disc 3
The Life of a Masked Man – Disc 2
The Life of a Masked Man – Disc 1
Best of the King of the Ring – Disc 3
Best of the King of the Ring – Disc 2
Best of the King of the Ring – Disc 1
Mick Foley’s Greatest Hits & Misses – Disc 2
Mick Foley’s Greatest Hits & Misses – Disc 1
Viva la Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc 3
Viva la Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc 2
Viva la Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc 1
King of the Ring Tournament, April 2015
The Legacy of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – Disc 3 
The Legacy of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – Disc 2 
The Legacy of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – Disc 1 
Breaking the Code – Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho – Disc 3
Breaking the Code – Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho – Discs 1 & 2
Mr. Wrestlemania – Disc 3
Mr. Wrestlemania – Disc 2
Mr. Wrestlemania – Disc 1
The Road is Jericho – Disc 3
The Road is Jericho – Disc 2
The Road is Jericho – Disc 1
From the Vault: Shawn Michaels – Disc 2
From the Vault: Shawn Michaels – Disc 1
Starrcade: The Essential Collection – Disc 3
Starrcade: The Essential Collection – Disc 2
Starrcade: The Essential Collection – Disc 1
John Morrison: Rock Star
Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection: Disc 3
Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection: Discs 1 & 2
Random PPV Matches from 2014
The Life & Times of Mr. Perfect
Macho Man – The Randy Savage Story: Disc 3
Macho Man – The Randy Savage Story: Discs 1 & 2
Wrestling’s Highest Flyers: Disc 3
Wrestling’s Highest Flyers: Disc 2
Wrestling’s Highest Flyers: Disc 1
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection: Disc 3
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection: Disc 2
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection: Disc 1 
Rey Mysterio – The Biggest Little Man: Disc 3
Rey Mysterio – The Biggest Little Man: Disc 2
Rey Mysterio – The Biggest Little Man: Disc 1
The Best of Sting: Disc 3
The Best of Sting: Disc 2
The Best of Sting” Disc 1
Bret “Hitman” Hart – The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be: Disc 3
Bret “Hitman” Hart – The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be: Disc 1 & 2
Edge – Decade of Decadence: Disc 3
Edge – Decade of Decadence: Disc 2
Edge – Decade of Decadence: Disc 1
Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection: Disc 3
Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection: Disc 2
Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection: Disc 1
The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment: Disc 3
The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment: Disc 2
The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment: Disc 1
Superstar Collection: Daniel Bryan
The Rise & Fall of WCW: Disc 3
The Rise & Fall of WCW: Discs 1 & 2
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton: The Saga
Superstar Collection: Zack Ryder
Superstar Collection: Kofi Kingston
Superstar Collection: Randy Orton
Free Matches Part 1

Progress Wrestling
Chapter 13, May 2014
Chapter 12, March 2014
Chapter 11, January 2014
Chapter 10, November 2013
Chapter 9, September 2013
Chapter 8, July 2013
Chapter 7, May 2013
Chapter 6, March 2013
Chapter 5, January 2013
Chapter 4, November 2012
Chapter 3, September 2012
Chapter 2, June 2012
Chapter 1, March 2012

NJPW
Shows
Invasion Attack, April 2015
New Year Dash, January 2015
Wrestle Kingdom, January 2015
Power Struggle, November 2014
Road to Power Struggle Day 1, October 2014
King of Pro Wrestling, October 2014
G1 Climax Day 12, August 2014
The New Beginning in Osaka, February 2014
The New Beginning in Hiroshima, February 2014
Wrestle Kingdom, January 2014
Power Struggle, November 2013
King of Pro Wrestling, October 2013
Destruction, September 2013
G1 Climax Day 9, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 8, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 7, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 6, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 5, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 4, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 3, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 2, August 2013
G1 Climax Day 1, August 2013
Kizuna Road, July 2013
Dominion, June 2013
Dontaku, May 2013
Invasion Attack, April 2013
New Beginning, February 2013
Wrestle Kingdom, January 2013
Power Struggle, November 2012
King of Pro Wrestling, October 2012
Super J Cup, April 1994

Collections
2015 Matches Part 10
2015 Matches Part 9
2015 Matches Part 8
2015 Matches Part 7
2015 Matches Part 6
2015 Matches Part 5
Top G1 Climax Final Matches
2015 Matches Part 4
2015 Matches Part 3
2015 Matches Part 2
New Japan Cup Tournament 2015
2015 Matches Part 1
Destruction 2014 Collection
Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask
2014 G1 Matches Part 5
2014 G1 Matches Part 4
2014 G1 Matches Part 3
2014 G1 Matches Part 2
2014 G1 Matches Part 1
2014 Matches Part 3
2014 Matches Part 2
2014 Matches Part 1
Free Matches Part 1

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
Collections
Super Dragon – Destruction – Disc 3
Super Dragon – Destruction – Disc 2
Super Dragon – Destruction – Disc 1
Sells Out – Volume 3 – Disc 3
Sells Out – Volume 3 – Disc 2
Sells Out – Volume 3 – Disc 1
Sells Out – Volume 2 – Disc 3
Sells Out – Volume 2 – Disc 2
Sells Out – Volume 2 – Disc 1
Sells Out – Volume 1 – Disc 3
Sells Out – Volume 1 – Disc 2
Sells Out – Volume 1 – Disc 1
The Many Adventures of El Generico – Disc 2
The Many Adventures of El Generico – Disc 1

Shows
DDT4, May 2015
DDT4, January 2014
All-Star Weekend: Night 2, December 2013
All-Star Weekend: Night 1, December 2013
Matt Rushmore, October 2013
Battle of Los Angles: Night 2, August 2013
Battle of Los Angeles: Night 1, August 2013
Ten, August 2013
Is Your Body Ready?, June 2013
All-Star Weekend: Night 2, March 2013
All-Star Weekend: Night 1, March 2013
DDT 4, January 2013
Mystery Vortex, December 2012
Failure to Communicate, November 2012
Battle of Los Angeles Night 2, September 2012
Battle of Los Angeles Night 1, September 2012
Threemendous, July 2012
Death to All But Metal, May 2012
DDT4, April 2012
World’s Finest, March 2012
Kurt Russellreunion, January 2012
Fear, December 2011
Steen Wolf, November 2011
Perils of Rock ‘n’ Roll Decadence, September 2011
Battle of Los Angeles, August 2011
DDT4, 2011
DDT4, 2010
DDT4, 2009
It’s It (What Is It?), June 2008
DDT4 – Night 2, 2008
DDT4 – Night 1, 2008
All-Star Weekend VI – Night 2, January 2008
All-Star Weekend VI – Night 1, January 2008
The High Cost of Doing Business, November 2007
European Vacation – Germany, October 2007
European Vacation – England, October 2007
European Vacation – France, October 2007
Schadenfreude, October 2007
Battle of Los Angeles Night 3, August 2007
Battle of Los Angeles Night 2, August 2007
Battle of Los Angeles Night 1, August 2007
Giant-Size Annual #4, July 2007
DDT4 – Night 2, 2007
DDT4 – Night 1, 2007
Card Subject to Change, January 2005

ECW
November to Remember, November 1997
Hardcore Heaven, August 1997
Barely Legal, April 1997

TNA aka Impact Wrestling
Shows
Destination X, July 2014
Xtravaganza, April 2014
Outbreak, March 2013
Destination X, July 2013
Destination X, July 2012
Ring Ka King Episode 1, January 2012

Collections
The Best of Samoa Joe – Unstoppable
Enigma – The Best of Jeff Hardy – Disc 2
Enigma – The Best of Jeff Hardy – Disc 1
The Hardys, Team 3-D and The Wolves Feud
Best of 2009
Free Matches Part 1

AJPW
Shows
Wrestling Summit, April 1990

Collection
Free Matches Part 1

Ring of Honor
Shows
Reloaded Tour – Dearborn, September 2015
Winter Warriors Tour – Atlanta, February 2015
Final Battle, December 2011
Driven, June 2007

Collections
Samoa Joe & Alberto El Patron in 2015
Kevin Steen – Thanks Steen Thanks – Disc 3
Kevin Steen – Thanks Steen Thanks – Disc 2
Kevin Steen – Thanks Steen Thanks – Disc 1
Kevin Steen – Hell Rising – Disc 2
Kevin Steen – Hell Rising – Disc 1
Kevin Steen – Descent into Madness – Disc 2
Kevin Steen – Descent into Madness – Disc 1
Kevin Steen – Ascension to the Top – Disc 2
Kevin Steen – Ascension to the Top – Disc 1
The Young Bucks – Superkick Party – Disc 2
The Young Bucks – Superkick Party – Disc 1
The American Wolf – Davey Richards – Disc 2
The American Wolf – Davey Richards – Disc 1
Enter the reDRagon – Disc 2
Enter the reDRagon – Disc 1
CM Punk – Icon – Disc 2
CM Punk – Icon – Disc 1
Ole! Ole! – El Generico – Disc 2
Ole! Ole! – El Generico – Disc 1
KENTA – Go 2 Sleep – Disc 2

KENTA – Go 2 Sleep – Disc 1
Claudio Castagnoli – The Swiss Sensation – Disc 2
Claudio Castagnoli – The Swiss Sensation – Disc 1
Stars of Honor
Bryan Danielson: The American Dragon – Disc 2
Bryan Danielson: The American Dragon – Disc 1
Kings of Wrestling: Kings Reign Supreme – Disc 2
Kings of Wrestling: Kings Reign Supreme – Disc 1
Bryan Danielson vs. The World – Disc 2
Bryan Danielson vs. The World – Disc 1
Best in the World
Free Matches Part 3
Free Matches Part 2
Free Matches Part 1

Dragon Gate (Japan)
Shows
Dead or Alive. May 2014
Kobe World Wrestling Festival, July 2014
Final Gate, December 2011
Gate of Destiny, September 2011

Collections
Best of Matt Sydal

Dragon Gate: UK
Festival of Fire Finale, February 2013
Festival of Fire Night 2, February 2013
Festival of Fire Night 1, February 2013
Dragon Gate vs. UK, October 2011
Shingo vs. Yokosuka III, October 2011
Invasion III, October 2011
Invasion II, September 2010
Shingo vs. Yokosuka II, September 2010
Invasion, November 2009

Dragon Gate USA
Freedom Fight, November 2012
Uprising, November 2012
Fearless, November 2012
Enter The Dragon, July 2012
Untouchable, July 2012
HEAT, March 2012
Open the Golden Gate, January 2012
Freedom Fight, November 2011
Bushido: Code of the Warrior, November 2011
Way of the Ronin, September 2011
Untouchable, September 2011
Bushido: Code of the Warrior, October 2010
Uprising, June 2010
Ultimate Gate, March 2010

Evolve
Evolve 28, April 2014
Evolve 17, September 2012
Evolve 16, June 2012
Evolve 15, June 2012
Evolve 14, June 2012
Evolve 13, May 2012
Evolve 12, May 2012
Evolve 11, April 2012

CHIKARA
Shows
Tomorrow Never Dies, December 2014
For Your Eyes Only, November 2014
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, November 2014
Moonraker, October 2014
Thunderball, October 2014
King of Trios – Night 3, September 2014
King of Trios – Night 2, September 2014
King of Trios – Night 1, September 2014
Vivre et Laisser Mourir, August 2014
Permis de Tuer, August 2014
The World is Not Enough, July 2014
The Living Daylights, July 2014
Goldfinger, June 2014
Diamonds are Forever, June 2014
Quantum of Solace, June 2014
Your Only Live Twice, May 2014
Never Compromise, June 2013
The Ring of Wax, August 2012
The Thirteenth Hat, January 2012
High Noon, November 2011

Collections
Mixtape #3 – Brits & Pieces
12 Large Summit
Best of 2005
Best of 2003
Best of 2002
Free Matches from 2012
Free Matches #3
Free Matches #2
Free Matches #1

Beyond Wrestling
Shows
Americanrana, July 2013
All Aboard, October 2012
Coin-Op Co-Op, September 2012
Swamp Sessions, July 2012
Double Trouble, June 2012
Burst the Bubble, May 2012
One Day as a Young Lion, March 2012
Burst the Bubble Free Specials, May 2012
Off the Grid Free Special, February 2012
Crisis Precipitate Change, November 2011
Tournament for Tomorrow, November 2011
Back in Flesh, October 2011
About Time, July 2011
Miracle Workers, May 2011
Gospel of the Boards, February 2011
Developmental Hell, November 2010
All Dude/High Five Academy, October 2009

Collections
2015 Matches
All Killer (Episodes 1 & 2), July 2012
Free Matches #2
Free Matches #1

Wrestling is Fun!
The Allentown Potassium Massacre, October 2012
Wrestling is Fun! 4, July 2012

AAW Pro
Shows
Art of War, March 2015 – Part 3
Art of War, March 2015 – Part 2
Art of War, March 2015 – Part 1
Path of Redemption, March 2013
Durty Deeds, February 2013
The Chaos Theory, January 2013
One Twisted Christmas, December 2012
Windy City Classic, November 2012
War is Coming, October 2012
Defining Moment, September 2012
Reign of Violence, August 2012
Scars & Stripes. July 2012
Bound by Hate, June 2012
Point of No Return, April 2012
War is Coming, October 2011

Collections
Free Matches #1
Best of 2011

Absolute Intense Wrestling
Shows
Gauntlet for the Gold, February 2015 – Part 3
Gauntlet for the Gold, February 2015 – Part 2
Gauntlet for the Gold, February 2015 – Part 1
JT Lightning Invitational Tournament, May 2013
Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangsta, April 2013
Hell on Earth, November 2011
They Live, October 2011
Absolution, June 2011

Collections
Best of Tyler Black
Free Matches #1
Free Matches #2

Chaos Pro
Infinit1 Gauntlet, July 2012
Strong Style Summit Part I, May 2012
Strong Style Summit Part II, June 2012

The School of Roc’s Class Wars
Two Turntables and a Wrestling Ring, October 2012

2CW
Shows
Living on the Edge Night 2, April 2013
All or Nothing, August 2012
The Big Event, July 2012
#75, June 2012
11th Hour, November 2011
Live And Let Die, August 2010
#50, July 2010

Collections
Free Matches Part 1

Combat Zone Wrestling
Best of the Best, April 2013
Down With The Sickness, September 2012

SHIMMER
Volume 38, March 2011

All American Pro Wrestling
Zero Hour, October 2012
Summer Chaos, June 2012
Main Event, January 2012

Midwest Wrestling
The Debut Show, January 2012
Tag Team Warfare, April 2012

Inter Species Wrestling
Shows
Slamtasia, November 2014
Warped Tour – Hartford – July 2014
Warped Tour – Montreal – July 2014
Slamtasia, April 2010

Collections
Free Matches Part 1

International Wrestling Cartel
Collections
Free Matches #1

PWX
Shows
Queen City Chaos, May 2012

Collections
Cedric Alexander: The Dream Match Series

St. Louis Anarchy
Double Trouble, June 2012

Insanity Pro
Shows
Renascense, September 2012

Collections
Free Matches #1

King of Tournaments
King of Flight, March 2013

House of Hardcore
**Unnamed Second Show**, June 2013
**Unnamed Debut Show**, November 2012

Smart Mark Video
Tries His Hardest: The Chuck Taylor Story
The Panama City Playboy – The Adam Cole Story
Big Rig: The Brodie Lee Story
Video Sampler #4

Wrestling Is Art
In the Abstract, February 2013

National Pro Wrestling Day
2014
Rey de Voladores

Wrestling Is Cool
Mixtape

Smash Wrestling
Rival Schools, June 2014

Highspots
Shows
WrestleCon, April 2015
WrestleCon, April 2014
Wrestlereunion – Toronto, April 2012
Wrestlereunion – Los Angeles, January 2012

Collections
Claudio Castagnoli – Very European: Part 6
Kevin Steen – Package Piledrive Everyone Part 1

Dramatic Dream Team
Ryogoku Peter Pan, August 2014

Wrestle-1
Outbreak, March 2013

Other
Random 2014 Independent Matches – Part 2
Random 2014 Independent Matches
AJ Styles – The Missing Matches: Part 2
AJ Styles – The Missing Matches: Part 1
International Showdown, March 2005
#Rawlternative I
#Rawlternative II

Crocket/WCW
Clash of the Champions I, March 1988
Bunkhouse Stampede, January 1988
Starrcade, November 1987

wXw Germany
Best of Bryan Danielson
Best of Mike Quackenbush – Discs 2 & 3
Best of Mike Quackenbush – Disc 1

Wrestle And Romance
Super J Cup, April 1995

Forza Lucha!
Debut Show

Revolution Pro
High Stakes, January 2016
Summer Sizzler, June 2015

Major League Wrestling
Summer Apocalypse, August 2003

Pro Wrestling NOAH
Shinsuke Nakamura
Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWF
Chosen One

UWF-I
High Tension, March 1996

1PW
All or Nothing, March 2006

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