Last week we were given the last part of the "Last Ride" documentary detailing the journey for The Undertaker's career specifically focusing on the last four years of his career. It gave us an unprecedented glance into the career of one of the most protected gimmicks and talent in wrestling history. I will not spoil much of the documentary to avoid stopping someone from watching the documentary themselves, but I will say that The Undertaker has never been one to share his private life in front of the camera. I admire Undertaker for being super private and that fans actually respect his privacy and how he doesn't want to share some aspects of his life outside the ring.
In my opinion, the spur of the moment arrival of this documentary kinda shows how important Undertaker has been for the WWE. Also the question is if this was the only way that someone like The Undertaker could put an end to his career. Ric Flair retired and was given a celebration worth a legend like Ric Flair and since they really couldn't give Undertaker the same sent off this was the best way to go with it.
Undertaker could be calling it a career after this and it seems like if this is the end of it for Undertaker then he has more than earned his time to relax and his chance to ride off in the sunset. I highly recommend watching this documentary if you haven't already, because this shows how good WWE is at producing documentaries like this. I firmly believe that this documentary will win awards when it comes to the year end awards from 2020. If this is the end for Undertaker then I will say thank you for everything and I honestly will always remember being able to grow up watching another legend from my time that I had the honor to watch for a lot longer then I should've but that shows how much Undertaker cares about wrestling.
After a week off from the normal it's given time for more new stuff to happen in the world of wrestling.
New Japan seems to be making another step forward into some interesting ground with another television show set to begin next month. It is unclear about the program but instead of trying to figure I will let New Japan's website tell the story for me.
"NJPW of America’s Lion’s Break Project saw bright future prospects battle NJPW’s best in the Anaheim Convention Center in 2018 and 2019. Now, we are thrilled to announce an evolution of Lion’s Break with “Collision”, a weekly broadcast event on NJPW World through July."
"Starting on Independence Day Eve, Friday nights at 10PMe/9c see the present collide with the future, as the best young stars take on big established names, and new figures step up to the plate!"
The main event of week one on Collision will pit Rocky Romero and Jeff Cobb against Karl Fredericks and TJP. Winner of the 2019 Young Lion Cup, Fredericks was also on the winning team of NJPW’s first match of the 2020s, when he teamed with Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors and Toa Henare to emerge victorious on the Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one opening match. Now with a keen slate on NJPW’s return, Fredericks seeks to make a huge mark on 2020 at Collision.
TJP made his return to NJPW rings in the Super J-Cup last year, and took Clark Connors under his wing in the Super Junior Tag League. This veteran and up-and-comer team could make a huge impact, but Romero and Cobb could present a combination of power and technique too tough for anyone to overcome!
LION’S BREAK COLLISION
JULY 4 – 25 NJPW WORLD
Ep #1: Friday July 3 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 4 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
Ep #2: Friday July 10 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 11 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
Ep #3: Friday July 17 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 18 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
Ep #4: Friday July 24 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 25 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
Another week is completed and even though this a day early it is still another report.
On Sunday June 7, NXT will return with another Takeover event and this one will be unlike any other they've done before. We will see the return of the In Your House brand which hasn't been attached to a PPV event since St Valentine's Day Massacre in February 1999. Below are some quotes taken from an article done by wrestlinginc.com
"As noted earlier today, former WWE on-air talent Todd Pettengill appeared in a new retro promo for Sunday's WWE NXT "Takeover: In Your House" event. We may be seeing more of Pettengill this weekend as PWInsider reports that word going around says this is likely not the only presence Pettengill will have in relation to Sunday's big event.
Furthermore, it was noted by @Wrestlevotes that there will be more old school themes used on Sunday at Takeover, including retro graphic and sounds. Production is said to be "phenomenal" for the event."
"There's still no word on if the original house set will be used this Sunday, but it has been heavily speculated on. The classic house stage and set has been a hot topic on social media with many fans asking to see it return at Takeover."
According to recent reports it seems like Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows will likely be heading back to New Japan once their respective 90 day no compete clauses expire on July 15. It is unclear who they might sign with in the United States, but they will likely sign with another promotion to work with in between New Japan tours. I don't know about you, but I'd rather them stay out of All Elite Wrestling at least for now to keep them a part from the pack and make them seem different, because they don't need to go All Elite right away or in the near future.