THE Wrestlemania 2022 Weekend Preview

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In recent years, WrestleMania has moved past simply being “WWE’s biggest weekend of the year,” increasingly becoming an all-encompassing pro wrestling festival. More eyes will be on wrestling from March 31 to April 3 than at any other point in 2022, and so I’m thrilled to preview the entire weekend — from WWE to NJPW to GCW and everything in between. 

Events are ordered by heading, then listed within in chronological order. Special thanks to Voices of Wrestling, PW Ponderings, and SEScoops for being invaluable resources in putting this guide together.


WWE Friday Night Smackdown (4/1)

The WrestleMania go-home show will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Like last year, this episode will feature the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal as well as also, a triple threat for the Intercontinental Title, as Ricochet defends his belt against Humberto and Angel.

NXT: Stand and Deliver (4/2)

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  • NXT Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Bron Breakker
  • NXT North American Championship ladder match: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Santos Escobar vs. Grayson Waller vs. Solo Sikoa vs. Cameron Grimes OR A-Kid OR Roderick Strong
  • NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose (c) vs. Cora Jade
  • Ciampa’s final NXT match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tony D’Angelo
  • NXT Tag Team Championships: Imperium (c) vs. The Creed Brothers vs. MSK
  • NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Toxic Attraction (c) vs. Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai OR Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo

NXT’s first touring show since before the pandemic(!) — and by extension, first 2.0 show outside of the Performance Center — features the expected mix of NXT “originals” and 2.0 trainees. The main event is the star attraction, as Bron Breakker will almost certainly earn his second coronation at the top of NXT, but I’m also looking forward to how the North American Championship ladder match lives up to the title’s legacy. Tommaso Ciampa will also put over Tony D’Angelo in the former’s final NXT match.

WrestleMania 38 Night 1 (4/2)

  • Smackdown Tag Team Championships: The Usos (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin
  • Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul
  • RAW Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
  • Smackdown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey

In terms of women’s matches, this may be the second- or third-most important show in WWE history. That double main event featuring Flair vs. Rousey following Lynch vs. Belair is massive. Lynch and Belair should live up to the moment, but Flair and Rousey have shown absolutely no chemistry as wrestlers since Rousey’s return — and I’m someone who’s a big believer in Flair’s in-ring work. The tag title tilt and McIntyre’s match have absolutely no intrigue, but Logan Paul’s likely face turn against The Miz — hopefully including a knockout punch — should fit the bill for a “WrestleMania moment.”

WrestleMania 38 Night 2 (4/3)

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  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Queen Zelina & Carmella (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
  • Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
  • WWE RAW Tag Team Championships: RK-Bro (c) vs. Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy
  • Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
  • Edge vs. AJ Styles
  • WWE Universal Championship / WWE Championship winner takes all: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (c)

This is a one-match show, with the main event being the only real in-ring attraction and most of the rest of the card being filled out with one-offs and stunt shows. Johnny Knoxville will do something crazy. Vince McMahon himself will be involved in the McAfee match. AJ Styles will do his best to get something great out of a past-his-prime Edge. The women’s tag title match actually has a little bit of intrigue as there are some really talented wrestlers in there; they will work to avenge last year’s disaster. But really, it’s all about Reigns vs. Lesnar. I’m lower on Reigns than most, but Lesnar in a big spot is undeniable, and the crowd should be crazy for it. For WWE, this is my most anticipated match of the weekend by far.


ROH Supercard of Honor XV (4/1)

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  • Ninja Mack vs. TBA
  • Joe Hendry vs. TBA
  • Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Alex Zayne
  • Jay Lethal vs. Lee Moriarty
  • ROH Pure Championship: Josh Woods (c) vs. Wheeler YUTA
  • ROH Tag Team Championships: The Briscoes (c) vs. FTR
  • ROH World Championship winner takes all: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Bandido (c)

The first ROH show under Tony Khan’s ownership just happens to be one of ROH’s perennially important events. The card looks pretty darn good, with the two championship matches really jumping off the page as potential classics, but more than anything, I think this show’s intrigue comes from simply figuring out what ROH will look like going forward. Will the production be similar? Who will be in the commentary booth? Will all the championships remain? And will we see any debuts or returns? AEW has historically resisted participating in WWE “big four” pay-per-view weekends, so one has to imagine they’ll look to come out firing at Supercard of Honor.

GCW: The Collective

Glory Pro Wrestling presents Cemetery Gates (3/31)

  • Janai Kai vs. Tootie Lyn
  • Technical Difficulties vs. Fly Def vs. Alpha Omega vs. Hustle & Muscle
  • Jake Something vs. Max The Impaler
  • Myron Reed vs. Carlos Romo vs. Danny Jones vs. Shane Sabre
  • Josh Alexander vs. WARHORSE
  • Mike Outlaw vs. Bryan Keith
  • Grindhouse (FKA Besties in the World) vs. No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero)

Besties in the World vs. No Remorse Corps is one of those “I didn’t even know I wanted it” dream matches that always comes together during WrestleMania weekend.

Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 8 (3/31)

  • Royce Isaacs vs. Bad Dude Tito
  • Yoya vs. Ninja Mack
  • Marina Shafir vs. Zeda Zhang
  • Alex Coughlin vs. Slade
  • Masha Slamovich vs. Janai Kai
  • John Hennigan vs. Simon Gotch
  • Mike Bailey vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Timothy Thatcher vs. JR Kratos
  • Josh Barnett vs. JONAH
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson
  • Jon Moxley vs. Biff Busick

This may be the best Bloodsport card yet. I see it as having an actual triple main event (a rarity for an indie show), with Barnett, Suzuki, and Moxley all being booked in singles matches. No other independent show this weekend can match that star power. But even beyond that, we have hot matchups like Timothy Thatcher vs. JR Kratos (which should be ridiculously violent), Mike Bailey vs. Yuya Uemura (which should be perfect for people who like their “technical” wrestling to have a capital-p Pro Wrestling edge), and even a battle of ex-WWE guys in John Hennigan vs. Simon Gotch. 

Joey Janela’s Spring Break 6 Part 1 (3/31)

  • Mickie James vs. Allie Katch
  • AR Fox vs. Blake Christian
  • GCW Ultraviolent Championship: Alex Colon (c) vs. John Wayne Murdoch
  • GCW Tag Team Championships: H8 Club (Nick Gage & Matt Tremont) (c) vs. The Briscoes vs. Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner & Matthew Justice)
  • Joey Janela vs. X-Pac
  • GCW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. AJ Gray

Spring Break has essentially become GCW’s flagship Mania weekend show, with angles and storylines from normal GCW shows playing out here. To be honest, I’m not thrilled by this Part 1 card; there’s a lot that feels like it should be quite good, including all three title matches, but nothing jumps out as must-see unless you’re a massive fan of Moxley or are intrigued by the idea of an X-Pac singles match in 2022. Mickie James making her GCW debut is cool; it’s unfortunate that it has to come against Allie Katch. And Fox is always fun to see. But if you want maximum GCW-ness, you’re probably more likely to get that from Part 2.

Planet Death (3/31)

  • Brandon Kirk vs. Sawyer Wreck
  • Akira vs. Cole Radrick
  • Jimmy Lloyd vs. Sadika
  • Hoodfoot vs. Reed Bentley
  • Cole Radrick vs. AKIRA
  • Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Shane Mercer
  • SLADE vs. Bam Sullivan

GCW’s annual deathmatch show has a middling card, with lots of interesting matchups but once again almost nothing that feels guaranteed to be a great match. (It doesn’t help that G-Raver, one of GCW’s most consistent deathmatch talents, is being forced to put his career on hold after abuse allegations.) Some of these contests will exceed expectations and others will be complete duds –– I just don’t know which will be which.

LA Fights vs. JCW (4/1)

  • Grim Reefer vs. B-Boy
  • Big Vin vs Juicy Finau
  • Charles Mason vs. Dark Sheik
  • Cole Radrick vs. Kevin Blackwood
  • Bilie Starks vs. Sandra Moone
  • Alec Price vs. Jack Cartwheel
  • Nick Wayne vs. Marcus Mathers

GCW’s regional affiliate promotions will battle on Saturday, with Nick Wayne vs. Marcus Mathers being an easy pick for a must-see match as two of the best under-20 American wrestlers I’ve ever seen.

GCW For The Culture (4/1)

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  • Trish Adora vs. MJ Jenkins
  • 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Bryan Keith
  • Rich Swann vs. JTG
  • IMPACT Knockouts Championship: Tasha Steelz (c) vs. BIg Swole
  • Hoodfoot vs. Billy Dixon
  • HitMakerZ (AJ Francis & Tehuti Miles) vs. Shane Taylor & O’Shay Edwards
  • AJ Gray vs. Darius Lockhart

For The Culture returns for a third time as a special interest show spotlighting Black talent on the indies. Rich Swann (a personal favorite) vs. JTG (who has become a For The Culture mainstay) will be my own most anticipated match, but many eyes will be on the HitMakerZ (formerly Hit Row in WWE) taking on Shane Taylor Promotions in a match that would have been inconceivable a year ago. A rare independent show Impact title defense will also take place, with Tasha Steelz taking on Big Swole.

Gringo Loco’s The WRLD on Lucha (4/1)

  • Johnny Caballero (John Hennigan) vs. Jack Cartwheel
  • Aeroboy vs. Octagon Jr. vs. Shane Mercer vs. Golden Dragon vs. Drago Kid vs. Chris Carter
  • AR Fox vs. Ninja Mack
  • Pagano vs. Sadika
  • Psicosis vs. Tony Deppen
  • Gringo Loco, Demonic Flamita, & Abismo Negro Jr. vs. Laredo Kid, ASF, & Rey Horus
  • Psycho Clown vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.

We’re finally getting a GCW-branded lucha show after they have greatly expanded their use of luchadores over the past year or so. Gringo Loco has been one of the most consistent wrestlers on the indies recently and he’ll get a chance to show that with a star-studded six-man tag that should be excellent. (Last year’s all-star lucha tag completely stole the show at Spring Break.) But for true lucha libre fans, the main attraction here is that monster main event between AAA ace Psycho Clown and all-time great brawler Dr. Wagner Jr. in an extreme rules match. 

Joey Janela’s Spring Break 6 Part 2 (4/1)

  • Biff Busick vs. Tony Deppen
  • Mike Bailey vs. PCO
  • Chris Dickinson vs. Matt Cardona
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. EFFY
  • The Greatest Clusterfuck

This will be the most GCW show of the weekend, and based on the card, it actually has a chance to be one of the better editions of Spring Break yet. Mike Bailey vs. PCO and Biff Busick vs. Tony Deppen should both be insanely physical. Chris Dickinson will make his return and do everything in his power to destroy super-heel Matt Cardona. Minoru Suzuki will be there. And the return of the Greatest Clusterfuck will be incomprehensible to people who don’t follow wrestling (and even to some that do). This show kicks off at midnight on April 1, so by the time the Clusterfuck gets underway, it will be well past 2:00am most likely. This will be a fever dream.

EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch (4/2)

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  • Bill Dixon vs. Keita Murray
  • Allie Katch vs. Dango
  • Carlos Romo vs. Jai Vidal
  • Parrow vs. Dark Sheik
  • AC Mack & Ashton Starr vs. Danger Kid & Aiden Aggro vs. Devon Monroe & Brooke Valentine vs. Dillon McQueen & Kenzie Page
  • Edith Surreal vs. Max The Impaler
  • EFFY vs. Pimpinela Escarlata

The Big Gay Brunch returns as a spotlight for LGBTQ+ talent at WrestleMania weekend. While none of the individual matches really stick out to me at first glance (last year’s show was less about banger matches and more about pure entertainment anyway), I’m thrilled to see Pimpinela Escarlata –– a shining example of the exotico trope in lucha libre — get a major moment in the United States.

Mission Pro Wrestling presents Bangerz Only (4/2)

  • Allysin Kay, Marti Belle, & Laynie Luck vs. The Renegade Twins & Jazmin Allure
  • Allie Katch vs. JP Harlow
  • La Rosa Negra vs. Jody Threat
  • Masha Slamovich vs. Lindsay Snow
  • KiLynn King & Jennacide vs. Madi Wrenkowski & Rache Chanel
  • Tasha Steelz vs. Janai Kai
  • Mission Pro Wrestling Championship: Holidead (c) vs. LuFisto
  • Thunder Rosa vs. Trish Adora

Mission Pro, owned and operated by Thunder Rosa (fresh off her AEW Women’s World Championship victory), will make its Mania weekend debut as a part of the Collective. This is an all-women’s show and promotion. I’m particularly excited for the big-time double main event of Holidead defending the Mission Pro title against indie legend LuFisto and Rosa taking on Trish Adora, one of the hottest acts on the indies today. Those are two indie women’s dream matches in an era where that’s becoming increasingly rare.

Unsanctioned Pro presents Mulligan (4/2)

  • Robert Martyr vs. Charlie Tiger
  • Bryan Keith vs. Kevin Blackwood vs. Lexus Montez
  • Billie Starkz vs. Kristian Robinson
  • Big Vin vs. Casanova Valentine
  • Ohio State Championship: Tre LaMar vs. TBD

UP is a promotion based out of Columbus, Ohio, and in addition to the announced matches, they have confirmed a number of additional talent will be performing including Mike Bailey, Jake Something, and Kevin Blackwood.

Black Label Pro presents Norm (4/2)

  • Levi Everett vs. Big Beef
  • Shazza McKenzie vs. Billie Starkz
  • Anthony Greene vs. Alex Zayne
  • EFFY vs. Charlie Haas
  • Big Damo vs. Warhorse
  • WorkHorsemen (JD Drake & Anthony Henry) vs. Faces of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian)
  • Black Taurus vs. Blake Christian
  • Tom Lawlor, Dominic Garrini, & Kevin Ku vs. Davey RIchards, Kevin Blackwood, & Matt Makowski
  • BLP Championship: Jake Something (c) vs. PCO

Crown Point, Indiana’s Black Label Pro will make their return to Mania weekend after a two-year absence, and they’ve put together one of the more eclectic cards of the weekend. I’m looking forward to plenty of violence on this show, including that star-studded six-man tag, the BLP title match, and the actual Faces of Fear returning to take on one of the most reliably entertaining teams in wrestling in the WorkHorsemen. Don’t overlook Taurus vs. Christian, which should be a ridiculous spotfest. 


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AAA Lucha Libre Invades WrestleCon (3/31)

  • Rey Escorpion, La Hiedra, & Mini Abismo Negro vs. Nino Hamburguesa, Taya Valkyrie, & Microman
  • Octagon Jr., Aramis, & Mr. Iguana vs. Arez, Abismo Negro, & Faby Apache
  • NWA Tag Team Championships: Mecha Wolf & Bestia 666 (c) vs. Aero Star & Drago
  • Pagano, Drago Kid, & Jack Cartwheel vs. Sam Adonis, Puma King, & Gringo Loco
  • AAA Cruiserweight Championship: Laredo Kid (c) vs. Bandido vs. Flamita
  • Psycho Clown vs. Black Taurus

This will be the first-ever Mania weekend show from AAA, currently the most important promotion in Mexico. They’ve given us a really excellent card, one that is an apuestas or Mega Championship match away from being almost TripleMania-worthy. That cruiserweight three-way has a jaw-dropping amount of talent, the three trios matches should be a ton of fun, and Psycho Clown vs. Black Taurus — depending on the wrestlers’ motivation — could be one of the best brawls all weekend. 

WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial Supershow (3/31)

  • Athena vs. Mia Yim
  • The Briscoes vs. Low Ki & Homicide
  • Jonathan Gresham, Ace Austin, & Black Taurus vs. Michael Oku, Laredo Kid, & Rey Horus
  • Bandido vs. Mike Bailey
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Timothy Thatcher
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Biff Busick

The yearly WrestleCon convention always puts together a smorgasbord of dream matches for their Mark Hitchcock Memorial Supershow. This year is no different, wich each individual match standing out — and with a twist. For the first time, WrestleCon has instituted a $5,000 Match of the Night bonus to whomever’s match wins the fan vote for putting on the best performance. NJPW’s Tomohiro Ishii and Minoru Suzuki will look to out-do each other against violent ex-NXT talents Timothy Thatcher and Biff Busick, respectively, and Mike Bailey and Bandido will run back their wXw 16 Carat Gold classic from just before the start of the pandemic. 

Zicky Dice’s Trouble in Paradise 2 (4/1)

  • Jonah Turk vs. Deonn Rusman
  • Frontman Jah-C vs. Keita Murray vs. Carlie Bravo vs. Levi Shapiro vs. Darian Bengston vs. Lord Crewe
  • Masha Slamovich vs. BEAR
  • Lince Dorado vs. Black Taurus
  • Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Rich Swann
  • Mike Bailey vs. EFFY

This will be streamed on Twitch, with the lucha matchup of Black Taurus vs. Lince Dorado sticking out to me.

NJPW Strong Lonestar Shootout (4/1)

  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Daniel Garcia, & Kevin Knight vs. Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, Mascara Dorada, & Yuya Uemura
  • Ren Narita vs. Rocky Romero
  • Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, & Royce Isaacs vs. Fred Rosser, Alex Coughlin, & The DKC
  • JONAH vs. Blake Christian
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Killer Kross
  • Jay White vs. Mike Bailey
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Chris Dickinson

It’s notable that NJPW’s WrestleMania weekend show this year is billed as a “NJPW Strong” show, and that’s reflected in the card, with the bulk of the show’s matches consisting of NJPW USA regulars with some Japanese talent interspersed. The whole show should be the classic hard-hitting Strong action you would expect, but that double main event of Jay White vs. Mike Bailey and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Chris Dickinson stands out to me as two NJPW stalwarts take on perhaps the two most exciting performers on the American independent scene.

IMPACT Multiverse of Matches (4/1)

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  • Deonna Purrazzo Open Challenge for either the ROH Women’s Championship or the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship
  • X-Division Championship Ultimate X match: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Rich Swann vs. Chris Bey vs. Willie Mack vs. Jordynne Grace vs. VINCENT
  • Alex Shelley vs. Mike Bailey
  • Moose & PCO vs. Josh Alexander & JONAH
  • The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. The Briscoes
  • Jay White vs. Chris Sabin
  • Eddie Edwards vs. Tomohiro Ishii

This is legitimately one of the best Impact cards in history. Every single match has a chance to be very good, and at least one (I’m banking on Eddie Edwards vs. Tomohiro Ishii and/or Alex Shelley vs. Mike Bailey) will move into that next level of being a great match. Lots of star power, compelling matchups, plenty of uncertainty (I’d say there’s only one or two matches on the show that feel like the winner is a foregone conclusion), and improved commentary with the recent signing of Tom Hannifan mean this is one of the most must-watch Impact shows since the rebrand away from TNA.

WrestleCon USA vs. The World (4/2)

  • Gringo Loco, Flip Gordon, & Caleb Konley vs. Arez, Aramis, & Aeroboy
  • Big Damo vs. Calvin Tankman
  • The WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake) vs. Bandido & Rey Horus
  • Rachael Ellering vs. Jessica Troy
  • Davey Richards vs. Mike Bailey
  • RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship: Michael Oku (c) vs. Rich Swann

USA vs. The World is always a perfect complement to the Mark Hitchcock Memorial Supershow, giving us matches we might not ever see under other circumstances. WorkHorsemen vs. the ridiculously talented lucha duo of Bandido & Rey Horus is one of those matchups that never even crossed my mind as a possibility, but now that it’s announced, I can’t wait. Davey Richards and Mike Bailey will be classic hard-hitting wrasslin’ goodness, and Michael Oku will look to live up to the hype around his early 2022 Will Ospreay match as he depends RevPro’s cruiserweight title against former Impact world champion Rich Swann.

Other shows

MLW Intimidation Games (3/31)

  • MLW World Tag Team Championships: Calvin Tankman & EJ Nduka (c) vs. Arez & Gino Medina
  • Marshall & Ross Von Erich vs. Danny Rivera & Slice Boogie
  • MLW World Heavyweight Championship: Alexander Hammerstone (c) vs. Richard Holliday
  • Also booked: Davey Richards, Matt Cross, Jacob Fatu, Myron Reed, Konnan, Mads Krugger, Aramis, KC Navarro, Gino Medina

My understanding is that this will be a TV taping for MLW as well as a major show with championship matches. Hammerstone vs. Holiday for the heavyweight tile has been built heavily, and this may be the first real chance for the champ to lose. More matches will be announced closer to bell time and even during the show.

Control Your Narrative Awakening (3/31)

  • Booked talent: EC3, Adam Scherr, Killer Kross

There is literally nothing announced for this show aside from the three dudes on the poster and the nonsensical ruleset. 

MLW Azteca Underground (4/1)

  • Holidead vs. Chik Tormenta
  • nZo vs. KC Navarro
  • Octagón Jr. vs. Matt Cross
  • Aramis vs. Gino Medina
  • Aero Star, El Dragón, & Microman vs. Arez, TBA, & Mini Abismo Negro
  • Alexander Hammerstone & The Von Erichs vs. Richard Holliday, King Muertes, & Mads Krugger
  • MLW National Openweight Championship: Alex Kane (c) vs. Puma King vs. ACH vs. Myron Reed
  • Bandido vs. Flamita
  • Azteca Apocalyptico: L.A. Park vs. Jacob Fatu 

Most lucha libre eyes will be on AAA’s and Gringo Loco’s shows this weekend, but if MLW is able to put a cap on the Azteca Underground gimmick and let the wrestlers simply work, this show could be just as good. That six-way is a murderer’s row of talent, Bandido and Flamita always deliver, Microman has finally been given a chance to show what he can do in the States, and L.A. Park vs. Jacob Fatu could be a wildly entertaining brawl. Don’t overlook this one.

NPU Murdermania (4/1)

  • NPU Championship: Parrow (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
  • Akira vs. Ron Bass Jr.
  • PUF vs. Frank The Clown
  • KiLynn King & Sawyer Wreck vs. Masha Slamovich & Lindsay Snow
  • Anthony Henry vs. Keita Murray
  • MASADA vs. Hoodfoot

No Peace Undergound is a deathmatch promotion that specializes in No Ring deathmatches, which are just wild and unlike anything else in wresstling. MASADA vs. Hoodfoot is the match I’m counting on the most to bring the violence.

Martinez Entertainment Lucha Leyendas (4/1)

  • Booked talent includes Psycho Clown, El Hijo del Santo, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Ultimo Dragon, Laredo Kid, Arez, Black Taurus, Aramis, Aero Star, Drago, and Pimpinela Escarlata

That’s a ton of lucha talent, mixing legends with up-and-comers — just wish there was a card to go along with it!

IMPACT Provincial Wrestling Federation (4/1)

  • Talent will consist of mostly Impact regulars with potential one-offs and surprises

The Provincial Wrestling Federatiion is Impact’s tongue-in-cheek look back to studio wrestling from the 70s and 80s. This will be low on wrestling workrate, but to a certain audience, it should provide plenty of entertainment.

GCWA Does Dallas (4/2)

  • Rising Star Championship: Chris Carter (c) vs. Chandler Hopkins
  • Bandido vs. ASF
  • Tag Team Championships: Mecha Wolf & Bestia 666 (c) vs. Moonshine Mantell & Ryan Davidson
  • GCWA Women’s Championship: Raychell Rose (c) vs. Chelsea Green
  • Matt Cardona vs. Gino Medina

Bandido, Matt Cardona, and Chelsea Green are some of the high profile talent the Gulf Coast Wrestling Alliance put together for this show.

Lucha Maniaks (4/2)

  • Arez, Black Danger, Chik Tormenta, & Mini Abismo Negro vs. Aragon, Jonathan Lopez, Dul Dempsey, & Brillante
  • Tony Deppen vs. Cuervo
  • Aero Boy vs. Myron Reed vs. Tristen Thai
  • Lince Dorado, Aramis, & ASF vs. Gringo Loco, Juventud Aerea, & Decimus
  • Laredo Kid vs. ACH

I have no idea if this show will air, but the card is stacked with top-level lucha talent and some relatively unknown up-and-comers as well.

Inspire AD God Forgives, Inspire Does Not (4/2)

  • Exodus Prime vs. Mysterious Q vs. Pistolero vs. Will Allday
  • Aero Boy vs. Prince Adam
  • Bryan Keith vs. Gary Jay
  • Davey Richards vs. Great Scott

This will be Inspire AD’s first ever WrestleMania weekend show (and only their second outside of Austin). 

New Texas Pro Cowboys From Hell

  • Alec Price vs. Will Allday vs. T-Ray Watford
  • LuFisto vs. Hyan
  • New Texas Pro LoneStar Championship: Max Heights (c) vs. Terrale Tempo
  • Violence is Forever vs. Zack Mason & Warren Johnson
  • New Texas Pro Women’s Championship: Raychell Rose (c) vs. Mariah May
  • Chris Bey vs. ASF
  • New Texas Pro Championship: Bryan Keith (c) vs. Josh Alexander

Josh Alexander, Chris Bey, and LuFisto are the highlights on New Texas Pro’s second straight Mania weekend appearance.

Parker’s 20 Most Anticipated Matches of the weekend

  1. HitMakerZ vs. Shane Taylor Promotions (GCW For The Culture)
  2. Alexander Hammerstone vs. Richard Holliday (MLW Intimidation Games)
  3. Jay White vs. Mike Bailey (NJPW LoneStar Shootout)
  4. Nick Wayne vs. Marcus Mathers (JCW vs. LA Fights)
  5. Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair (WWE WrestleMania 38 Night 1)
  6. Tom Lawlor & Violence is Forever vs. Davey Richards, Kevin Blackwood, & Matt Makowski (Black Label Pro Norm)
  7. Thunder Rosa vs. Trish Adora (Mission Pro Bangerz Only)
  8. Eddie Edwards vs. Tomohiro Ishii (IMPACT Multiverse of Matches)
  9. Bandido vs. Flamita (MLW Azteca Underground)
  10. Dolph Ziggler vs. Bron Breakker (NXT Stand and Deliver)
  11. Michael Oku vs. Rich Swann (WrestleCon USA vs. The World)
  12. Jonathan Gresham vs. Bandido (ROH SuperCard of Honor)
  13. Davey Richards vs. Mike Bailey (WrestleCon USA vs. The World)
  14. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Timothy Thatcher (WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow)
  15. Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson (GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport)
  16. Psycho Clown vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. (GCW Gringo Loco’s The WRLD on Lucha)
  17. Laredo Kid vs. Bandido vs. Flamita (AAA Invades WrestleCon)
  18. Bandido vs. Mike Bailey (WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow)
  19. The Briscoes vs. FTR (ROH SuperCard of Honor)
  20. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (WWE Wrestlemania 38 Night 2)

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