TMN Blue, Ep #74 Review 

by Ryan LeQuia 

Match 1: Black Panther vs Starlord

2.25 Stars out of 5 Stars

Unsafe swing by Starlord during that match, I recommend not allowing him to do that again in case he injures someone with that. I believe that there were moments in this match where Black Panther wasn’t the same man we used to know inside those ropes, because he’s either being cocky and teasing the crowd or he just kept taunting to the crowd, trying too hard to put himself over. He put on some good spots, but they weren’t close to the caliber of his matches for the Atom-Weight title. It felt like Starlord really carried that match.

Match 2: Captain Marvel vs Supergirl

2.75 Stars out of 5 Stars

“The deal” was a Michinoku Driver II, not a Falcon Arrow. I wanted to put this here because it’s been miscalled a lot, on Green and Blue, and I want to say it so someone doesn’t get upset about it and yell at you amazing guys. I was glad to see both women having a fairly back and forth match, both of them hitting their finishing moves on each other. Nothing special, but everything was done with purpose. This would be my example of a match that needed something, but didn’t know what.

Match 3: White Ranger vs Subzero

3.75 Stars out of 5 Stars

A great match between these two with many springboards and an amazing catching Pedigree, showing the TMN universe why these two are some of my favorite wrestlers. The match did something that seems to be missing in TMN at times, and that was establishing who’s face/heel. Subzero putting his feet on the ropes during a pin and attacking White Ranger as he hyped up a Roundhouse Kick really helped show the relationship of the two and who to cheer/boo. There were only thing that bugged me, the three Casual Tiger Sword kickouts. Hopefully this was to show that Subzero is in the uppercard of Blue’s roster while White Ranger is closer to midcard status.

Match 4: Dante vs Starlord

3.75 Stars out of 5 Stars

I loved the start of the match, the enthusiasm of Starlord to run right at Dante just for the veteran to German Suplex him. That one part I could say, described this match. Starlord never stopped trying to win, but Dante’s experience just outmatched him. I normally don’t like squash matches, but they had some great spots that made this so much more enjoyable to me. The irish whip into the exposed turnbuckle, immediately followed by a knee to the face was my highlight for that match. Dante deserves that TMN Blue championship match. Watching this match, I hope Dante can be the man to beat Link for the title.

Match 5: Bane vs Reptile

3.5 Stars out of 5 Stars

If this is how played matches are going to go, I don’t mind them to help set up storylines, because that was what was needed to make Bane look like a beast again. The match was fairly smooth, only few moments it didn’t feel organic, but that was expected with a player controlled character. I am sadden at Reptile going into March Sadness, but I don’t think I could’ve looked at Bane the same way if he lost.

Show Rating: 3.25 Stars out of 5 Stars

TMN Blue 74 was a great show, if you watched the last three matches. Black Panther just killed the first match for me. He acted like he knew Starlord was going over, disagreed with the decision, and went out of his way to ruin parts of the match, damaging his and Starlord’s credibility. Losing Black Panther in March Sadness might not be the worst thing to happen. Nothing really stood out to me in the women’s match that was bad, but it wasn’t ever reeling me in. The last three matches however, they were incredible. Match of the night was White Ranger vs Subzero. It had great spots and was full of action, something I expect to see from both men in the future.


TMN Green Ep#51, Review

Match 1: Darth Malak vs Krillin
3.25 Stars out of 5 Stars
A nice quick match, showcasing the strengths of both members. Krillin was able to keep up the tempo with fast paced offense, while Malak and the other members of Legacy of the Sith were able to pull shenanigans to keep the match in their control. I really liked how Krillin looked like he could’ve won if it wasn’t for Sidious distracting the referee.


Match 2: Voldemort/Zamasu vs Cobra Commander/Deadshot
3.75 Stars out of 5 Stars
Some of the best tag team action on Green in recent history. The match started off back and forth, giving the match the feel like either team could win. I’ll admit I got really into the match when I saw Voldemort and Zamasu starting to show signs of frustrations, like when Voldemort jumped off the apron to avoid being tagged in. I hope Voldemort keeps doing that Powerbomb, purely for the reason that it looks like it’s from WWF WrestleMania 2000 for the N64.


Match 3: Marcus Fenix vs Quan Chi 
3.5 Stars out of 5 Stars
It’s nice seeing these two veterans back in the ring in a never before seen match in the TMN. Both men looked like they’ve been waiting to get back into the ring, having new moves in their arsenal. I laughed so hard when I saw Quan Chi hit the Bionic Elbow. Glad to see the two men never losing a step, showing up the younger guys.


Match 4: Android 18 vs Jinx
3 Stars out of 5 Stars
I am ecstatic to see that Android 18 was charged up before this match and didn’t have to conserve energy like at the Pay-Per-View: Space Jam 4. I’m surprised at the strength of Jinx in that match, tossing Android 18 around like she was nothing. Let’s hope this gain in momentum keeps Andriod 18 influenced in making more great matches in the future.


Match 5: Darth Maul vs Android 13
4 Stars out of 5 Stars
Magnitude finally getting a great spot in a fantastic match. That belly-to-belly suplex on the chair was one of my favorite spots in TMN so far. The storytelling coming back to haunt Android 13, as Ryu interfered and distracting him enough for Darth Maul to get the win, was a nice touch. Glad Darth Maul won, but he’ll need backup to beat Marcus in the next Solar Flare qualifier match.


Bonus Review: The Promo
10 Stars out of 5 Stars
There’s nothing that could’ve made that more beautiful.


Match 6: Goku vs Apocalypse
3.75 Stars out of 5 Stars
A real Ring of Honor style match, with Goku kicking out of two Pop Up Cutter, and two Tombstone Piledrivers, while it took a Piledriver and 3 Stunners to put away Apocalypse. It was surprising to see Apocalypse to get the hops for a Frontflip Clothesline. It was a nice back and forth match but the deterioration of their finishing moves being kicked out of consistently was getting to the point of redundancy at the end of their match.


Show Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5 Stars
TMN Green 51 was something I’ve been waiting for, Green being good again. Every match felt like something I needed to invest in, something I wanted to watch. The addition of Ryan also made the commentary team feel more alive during the matches, making them more enjoyable. Green is starting to pick up enough steam that it could possibly beat out Blue for the first time in a long time.

Space Jam 4: Curry’s Quandary Review

by Ryan LeQuia

Match 1: Android 18 vs Satsuki (Champion)

Supernova Championship: Ladder Match

2 Stars out of 5 Stars

Good back and forth match, but multiple spots are lackluster, like when 18 stood still for 25 seconds. Few good spots, highlight of the match was 18 jumping of the ladder, landing double knees. Anticlimactic ending, I do not recommend this match type when it’s 1 on 1, for either brand.


Match 2: Storm vs Rogue vs Wonder Woman (Champion)

TMN Purple Championship

3 Stars out of 5 Stars

Very interesting match, wasn’t sure of who was going to win for the most part, although Wonder Woman looked like the star player during the whole thing. It unfortunately looked like the ending was possibly botched(?) It looked like the last Lasso of Truth was supposed to end it, but Storm decided to kick out, possibly an accident, which is why Wonder Woman went for a pin so quickly after the kick out, making Storm look kinda weak. Solid match with a few botches in there, I’d love to see Rouge get another shot at the title, since she wasn’t pinned, but maybe give Storm a little break after the finish, having her come back after Blue 75.


Match 3: Dale Earnhardt Jr vs Android 17 (Champion)
TMN Blue Atom-Weight Championship

3 Stars out of 5 Stars

A nice quick match, showing off why 17 is still the champ. Dale looked strong during the match, getting in most of the offense, but not resilient enough to take on 17, who ended the match without even hitting his finisher. The outcome was a little predictable, but that’s not bad, with 17 still champ, and Dale possibly moving to greener pastures soon.


Match 4: Darth Malak vs Green Ranger (Champion)
TMN Green Atom-Weight Championship

3.25 Stars out of 5 Stars

Possibly my favorite match of the night at an entertainment match, but overall, not the best. Very technical match, but not long enough to really prove much, and it makes Green Ranger look like a transitional champion. Darth Malak looks weak because he never kicked out of the Green Ranger’s finisher. Del Rio was the shining point of the match, hopefully gets to be involved a little more. Hopefully Green Ranger gets another chance after the interference messing with him, or at least see Malak do better than the Ranger.


Match 5: Linkler vs Xxxotica Xpress
TMN Blue Tag Team Championship

4.25 Stars out of 5 Stars

Great match. A fantastic spot, Booster Gold inadvertently setting up the Chokeslam to Broly, his tag team partner, right on the ladder. Everyone felt like they belonged in a high stakes match like this, an overall fantastic match that suffered from a bad finish. Hopefully Hitler is okay after hitting his head on the sledgehammer, because I see Linkler having a future on Blue.


Match 6: Trunks vs Deadpool (Champion) with Eva Marie

TMN Galactic Championship

2.75 Stars out of 5 Stars

Trunks just kinda dominated the match, but that’s not the type of match the small baby face should be running. Deadpool lacked offense the entire match, with only really getting some strikes in when the two were on the ramp. Eva Marie distracted Trunks once, threw in a chair, and distracted the ref at a bad time, meaning she did next to nothing. The match was only hurt more by the Sunset Flip Powerbomb finish. However, I believe Trunks can bring legitimacy back to the belt, now that he’s champion.


Match 7: Darth Maul vs Space Ghost (Champion)
TMN Solar Flare Championship

3.5 Stars out of 5 Stars

Darth Maul looked like he was at the top of his game during this match, but Space Ghost looked like he was collecting a paycheck. Examples of this, Darth Maul did an Osaka Street Cutter, something I didn’t even know he could do. Space Ghost on the other hand, not selling a Dropkick early on, missing a calf kick at one point, and some stiff elbows busted Maul open. Good finish to the match, great compared to the rest of the card, but I can’t help but feel the wrong man won.


Match 8: Superman vs Link (Champion)

TMN Blue Championship

4.5 Stars out of 5 Stars

After everything else on the card, this felt like a main event, both men putting on a great performance and using anything they could. Link still looks strong, winning the match after it looked like the ref wanted to call it quits, and Superman looks strong still after kicking out of the Master Sword while keeping the Superslam strong after never hitting it. Great match from both men, hope there’s more like that in their futures.


Pay Per View Rating: 3.25 Stars out of 5 Stars

Space Jam 4 was a solid Pay Per View to watch. The show had a slow start but was a good show otherwise. Blue pulled in the better matches, but Green was more consistent besides the women’s match. The highlights to the show were Del Rio coming to the aid of Malak and the main event for the Blue Title.


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