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Wrestling Review – February 2024

Wrestling Review - February 2024

Wrestling Review – February 2024

AEW / WWE / NJPW

Take a look back at the crucial moments of the last 30 days, at the wrestler and the match of the month with the February 2024 wrestling review.

 

WWE

  • February 2: Bayley choses IYO SKY for WrestleMania XL and Damage CTRL is done. The first match of the WrestleMania card is set and made official.
    The Rock makes his first appearance in WWE since Raw Day 1 and confronts Roman Reigns on SmackDown. Cody Rhodes says he will not face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
  • February 8: At the WrestleMania XL Kickoff in Las Vegas, Cody Rhodes says he choses to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania in the end. The Rock slaps him in the face and turns heel to join the Bloodline.
  • February 19: Raquel Rodriguez makes her return in action on WWE Raw. She had not wrestled since the beginning of December 2023.
  • February 24: At Elimination Chamber, Becky Lynch and Drew McIntyre book their spot for WrestleMania. Becky will face Rhea Ripley for the WWE Women’s World chammpionship and Drew will challenge Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight title on the “Grandest Stage Of Them All”. Plus, Cody Rhodes challenges The Rock for one-on-one match.

NXT

  • February 4: At NXT Vengeance Day, Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, and Carmelo Hayes turns heel and betrays Trick Williams.
  • February 13: Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin win the NXT Tag Team championships by defeating Tony D’Angelo & Stacks on NXT.
  • February 27: Shawn Spears is back in WWE. He makes his return on NXT, attacking Ridge Holland in the back.
    Charlie Dempsey wins the NXT Heritage Cup by defeating Noam Dar.

AEW/ROH

  • February 7: Sting & Darby Allin win the AEW World Tag Team championships by defeating Ricky Starks & Big Bill on Dynamite.
    Tony Khan announces that a special event, AEW Big Business, will take place on March 13 in Boston, Massachussetts, airing from the TD Garden.
  • February 21: Jennifer Pepperman, a former WWE screewriter, joins AEW.
    AEW announces that ROH Supercard Of Honor 2024 will take place on April 5 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • February 28: Sting’s last Dynamite and Will Ospreay’s first as a full-time AEW wrestler.

NJPW/Stardom

  • February 5: Rossy Ogawa is fired by Bushiroad.
  • February 11: Will Ospreay has his last NJPW match at NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka 2024.
  • February 23: Nic Nemeth wins the IWGP Global Heavyweight championship by defeating David Finlay and Matt Riddle wins the NJPW World TV championship by defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi at NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo 2024 (Night 1).
  • February 24: Kazuchika Okada and Tama Tonga say goodbye to the NJPW crowd as they had their last match for the Japanese promotion at NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo (Night 2).
  • February 27: NJPW announces that Wrestling World 2024 will take place on April 14 in Taïwan; it will be the first time Taïwan will host a NJPW event since 2016.

TNA

  • February 7: Scott D’Amore is fired by Anthem Sports & Entertainment. He is no longer the CEO of TNA Wrestling. Anthony Cicione takes his place.
  • February 23: Mustafa Ali wins the TNA X-Division championship in his first match for the company by defeating Chris Sabin in the main event of No Surrender 2024.

NOAH

Indy

  • February 18: Michael Oku defeats Will Ospreay in a +47-minute title contest at RevPro High Stakes 2024 in Will Ospreay’s last match on the independent scene before becoming a full-time AEW wrestler.

Other

  • February 26: Ole Anderson passes away.
  • February 28: Michael Jones (aka Virgil) passes away.

 

Read also: WWE news following 2/27 NXT: AEW star returns to WWE, Roadblock card & more

 

Wrestler & Match of the month

Wrestler of the month

Mustafa Ali. The former WWE Superstar is a man on a mission right now, as he continues his campaign on the independent scene. Ali has been undefeated in February 2024 with six wins and no losses. On February 10, at DREAMWAVE Run This Town, he won the DREAMWAVE Alternative championship by defeating El Hijo Del Vikingo, Gringo Loco and Penta El Zero Miedo in a Fatal-4-way title match. Thirteen days later, at TNA No Surrender 2024, he became TNA X-Division champion by defeating Chris Sabin in his first match for the American company. He went on to defeat Mike Bailey on February 25 at Prestige A Moment Of Violence in his last match of the month. Let’s see where this momentum brings him from now.

Mustafa Ali - TNA

Mustafa Ali on TNA iMPACT, on February 29, 2024 (Mustafa Ali via X)

Match of the month

Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr., NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka (February 11)

Two of the best technical wrestlers in the world delivered a beautiful fight at NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka 2024. A true show-stealer. After Bryan Danielson had defeated Zack Sabre Jr. back in October at AEW WrestleDream, it was time for the British wrestler to take revenge on The American Dragon. The leader of TMDK got the better of his opponent, ending the contest with a Crucifix pin in a match of the year candidate. The two men shook hands at the end of the match, showing their mutual respect, and Bryan Danielson admitted that Zack Sabre Jr. won the right to be called the best technical wrestler on the planet; he also challenged Sabre Jr. to another fight, a 2 Out Of 3 falls match. No answer has been given to his call yet.

Sabre Jr. x Danielson -The New Beginning Osaka - NJPW Card

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Bryan Danielson – NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka 2024 (NJPW)

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