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Wrestling Review – March 2024

Wrestling Review - March 2024

Wrestling Review – March 2024

NJPW / AEW / WWE

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

 

WWE

  • March 1: On SmackDown, The Rock challenges Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins to a Tag Team match against Roman Reigns & him at WrestleMania XL Saturday. Plus, The Rock aknowledges Roman Reigns as his Tribal Chief.
    Dakota Kai betrays Bayley.
    Rey Mysterio returns.
  • March 4: WWE announces that Paul Heyman will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame Class of 2024.
  • March 6: WWE announces that Bull Nakano will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame Class of 2024.
  • March 8: WWE announces that US Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda) will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame Class of 2024.
    On SmackDown, Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins accept The Rock’s challenge; their Tag Team match against Roman Reigns & The Rock on WrestleMania XL Saturday is made official.
  • March 11: WWE announces that Muhammad Ali will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame Class of 2024.
    On Raw, Sami Zayn becomes the n°1 contender for the Intercontinental championship. He will face Gunther for the title at WrestleMania XL.
    Jey Uso challenges his brother Jimmy to a match at WrestleMania.
  • March 12: On the ImPAULsive Show, Logan Paul announces that WWE SummerSlam 2024 will take place on Saturday, August 3 at the Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

AEW

  • March 3: At Revolution, Sting & Darby Allin defeat The Young Bucks in Sting’s last match of his career.
    Roderick Strong wins the AEW International championship by defeating Orange Cassidy.
    Kyle O’Reilly returns and refuses to join The Undisputed Kingdom.
    AEW Dynasty is announced for April 21 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • March 6: Kazuchika Okada is All Elite. The Rainmaker makes his AEW debut on Dynamite, joining The Young Bucks to form the new version of The Elite.
    Adam Copeland returns on Dynamite and challenges Christian Cage to a TNT title match in Toronto on March 20, on Dynamite.
  • March 9: On Collision, PAC returns.
    The first match for AEW Dynasty is made official, as Will Ospreay will take on Bryan Danielson one-on-one.
  • March 13: Mercedes Moné is All Elite. She makes her AEW debut at AEW Big Business.
  • March 20: Kazuchika Okada defeats Eddie Kingston and wins the AEW Continental championship on Dynamite.
    Adam Copeland defeats Christian Cage in an I Quit match in Toronto to become TNT champion on AEW Dynamite.
  • March 26: Kosha Irby, a former WWE employee, is named COO of AEW.
  • March 27: AEW announces that Double Or Nothing 2024 will take place on May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NJPW/Stardom

  • March 6: “Scapegoat” Jack Perry joins House Of Torture on the first day of the 2024 New Japan Cup.
  • March 10: Stephanie Vaquer wins the NJPW STRONG Women’s championship by defeating Giulia at Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2024 – Tag 2.
  • March 20: Yota Tsuji wins the 2024 New Japan Cup, defeating Hirooki Goto in the final.
  • March 27: NJPW announces that UJPW All Together, the first ever event of the United Japan Pro-Wrestling, will take place on May 6 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

AJPW

  • March 30: Yuma Anzai defeats Katsuhiko Nakajima at AJPW Dream Power Series 2024 – Tag 5 to become the new AJPW Triple Crown champion at the age of 24.

 

Read also: Two new championship matches set for AEW Dynasty

 

Wrestler & match of the month

Wrestler of the month

Adam Copeland. The Rated-R-Superstar made his return on Dynamite on March 6, challenging Christian Cage to an I Quit match for the TNT title in Toronto, Canada. Two weeks later, he became TNT champion for the second time in his career, defeating his former best friend in a brutal and spectacular main event on AEW Dynamite. Adam Copeland has now closed the book on Chrisitan Cage and intends to move on to the next chapter of his professional wrestling career. By recapturing the TNT championship, he has established himself as one of the main faces of All Elite Wrestling. He has his eyes set on AEW Dynasty, where he will team with Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston to face The House Of Black in a Trios match.

Adam Copeland TNT champ on AEW Collision

Adam Copeland on March 30, 2024 on AEW Collision (AEW)

Match of the month

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Will Ospreay, AEW Revolution 2024 (March 3)

Brutality, intensity, hard hitting shots, spectacular spots: everything we were expecting from this match was there at AEW Revolution between Ospreay and Takeshita. It was the first match of Will Ospreay as an AEW full-time wrestler, and both men delivered. Unfortunately, the result of the match was quite obvious, but the all encounter was pure entertainment for the fans. A match of the year candidate.

Ospreay vs Takeshita - AEW Revolution 24

Will Ospreay vs. Konosuke Takeshita – AEW Revolution 2024 (AEW)

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