NOTE: Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, wrestlers could also be faraway from exhibits as a result of constructive COVID-19 exams or publicity, so playing cards could also be completely different than what’s previewed beneath.
Is Josh Barnett vs. Jon Moxley actually taking place? Like for actual actual? This isn’t some fever dream the place I’m going to get up and as soon as once more be denied this match present?
I really feel like I’ve been ready for this match-up ceaselessly. Staph infections and pandemics have prevented it from taking place however ultimately, IT IS TIME. Third occasions the attraction and at last Moxley/Barnett is upon us. Maybe one of many matches I’m most amped and hyped about for WrestleMania Weekend. The most important cause for that is it’s completely taking place after two makes an attempt to drag it off have failed. I stored grinding my tooth as we approached WrestleMania Weekend anticipating the rug to be pulled from below us as soon as extra, as soon as once more having a last-second alternative match whereas positive ended up not being as we had hoped.
Moxley vs. Barnett is upon us and can headline Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 6 which relying on how the present finally ends up will both be remembered as a extremely loaded card, or an unnecessarily bloated occasion. With a whopping twelve matches on the cardboard, I anticipate a number of of those to be very quick if not one-sided. This can be a lot of matches for a pandemic-era occasion, however I give Bloodsport credit score for its willingness to take WrestleMania Weekend as an opportunity to throw something and all the pieces on the wall and see what sticks. Generally you simply must go for it, and they’re diving all in.
I’ve been a defender and supporter of the Bloodsport idea since its inception. It has had its highs and lows, miscalculations and missteps, however by means of all of it I really feel it has gained floor and improved footing. I believed Bloodsport 4 and Bloodsport 5 (particularly 5) have been well-done iterations. These have been with out crowds although. Bloodsport 6 is returning in entrance of an viewers and I can’t wait to see what the end up is and the way they react as soon as extra.
This present may have a captivating, attention-grabbing, and at occasions a downright bizarre mixture of expertise being thrown into the Bloodsport highlight,. Moxley/Barnett is rightfully the headline to this affair however there isn’t a doubt there’s sufficient of an eclectic group of undercard matches to maintain you till we attain our featured presentation.
At twelve matches this is among the extra packed playing cards of the weekend. Crowded and full of expertise all hopefully hungry to steal the present. Chris Dickinson vs. Shane Mercer stands out instantly. I’ve been singing the praises, barely out of key, with my phrases for a bit and he does nice in Bloodsport. Mercer is a beast, a expertise, enjoyable to observe. These two clashing within the Bloodsport format if given time and area might steal the present proper from below Moxley/Barnett.
I do not know what to anticipate with Shlak versus Superbeast however I’m right here the fuck for it. Superbeast caught me off guard with how a lot I received into him at Bloodsport 4 and 5 and I’m glad to see him return in opposition to Shlak who I’m fairly positive goes to be swinging for the fences. I’d not be stunned if we get the BLOOD in bloodsport on this match. I’m not saying this shall be high-end, I’m simply saying I wouldn’t anticipate to be uninterested in it.
Allysin Kay who I beloved on this setting returns to face Masha Slamovich in one in every of two girls’s matches (KZT vs. Janai Kai). Allysin Kay has confirmed her value in these occasions and Slamovich is a pleasant first-time addition that I’ve little question will seize this chance.
Rocky Romero dominated when he debuted in Bloodsport, and now he’s going to be within the ring with Chavo Guerrero Jr.? This can be a match I might’ve by no means predicted ending up on this present, and you understand what, I’m positive with it! I’m all for wrestlers I’m not anticipating to point out up and try to go away their mark. Chavo Guerrero Jr. has by no means been somebody I used to be excessive on, however he’s at all times been stable and if he’s motivated this might be a sleeper match of the present.
I might simply fall into the lure of giving every match a small paragraph write-up, however simply know you bought rather a lot right here to gravitate towards you. I’ve little question not all the pieces goes to hit its mark, or slap, or be a winner.
Irrespective of the power, or lack of, the undercard presents itself with this occasion shall be remembered by the principle occasion. Moxley has not upset in Bloodsport. His match with Chris Dickinson was excellent and his match with Davey Boy Smith Jr. was one in every of my favourite Bloodsport matches and precisely the kind of Bloodsport Moxley match I crave.
Barnett, the present’s namesake, can lay declare to having the very best match in Bloodsport historical past: his 2019 battle with Minoru Suzuki.
The one blemish of which is it ended with out a winner and I’m hoping we don’t run into an analogous downside this 12 months. To be a real success, Moxley vs. Barnett will need to have a decisive victor. Give us time, give us a battle, give us a victor. There can at all times be a spherical 2.
No nonsense, no thrills, no bullshit. In a weekend that over time has gotten watered down, extra ridiculous, themed, and excessive, Bloodsport is stripped naked, actual, uncooked, and able to battle. Twelve matches is a tall order, particularly in a pandemic, but when the vast majority of these matches can stand and ship we gained’t be right here complaining in regards to the amount, and we shall be cheering on the standard. I’m all for Bloodsport 6 I’m all for Moxley and Barnett lastly getting it on, and I’m extremely anticipating seeing how the undercard finally ends up stacking up. Bloodsport 6 has an opportunity to be a high-end present of the weekend, however will probably be Moxley/Barnett’s efficiency collectively that may find yourself figuring out how the present is remembered. I hope it finally ends up being remembered effectively.
- Josh Barnett vs. Jon Moxley
- KZT vs. Janai Kai
- Shlak vs. Superbeast
- Lio Rush vs. Yoya
- Allysin Kay vs. Masha Slamovich
- Rocky Romero vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
- Alex Coughlin vs. Royce Isaacs
- Matt Makowski vs. Heddi Karaoui
- Dangerous Dude Tito vs. Victor Benjamin
- Simon Grimm vs. Alexander James
- Chris Dickinson vs. Shane Mercer
- Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. KTB