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Top 5 BEST Major Shows Of 2017
Submitted by Justin Watry on 01/13/2018 at 01:24 PM


Cheap Plugs

Apparently, research shows that if you plug a bunch of stuff at the start of a column people will read it more than if it is placed at the end. Is that true? Not sure. We will find out in 2018 I guess. Here are links to click on or junk to check out...

The Resonant Complex - Fairplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK9QZE9pqIs

NRW Match from June (featuring yours truly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FkvheQzxg

ApexCast (WWE discussion and much more): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgdG5ZTu2vk

Moses & The Hermit - Vibin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeJdddErZzg

There you go. Even if it is just a click and five seconds of your time, every little bit is appreciated. Never know? Might be the greatest five seconds of your life...only one way to find out!

My 2017

With the close of another year, I can honestly say that this was a great year. As many know, I crossed off a bucket list item of attending my first (and last?) ever WrestleMania in Orlando. First plane ride too for that trip. I made my anticipated return to NRW in June, which required a lot of work and dedication that only a few of you understand (video posted above). I lived up to my word of working out more and eating healthier. I moved to a new place. I was a groomsman for my buddy who married my younger sister in an epic week's worth of festivities leading up to their wedding. I got a new (and higher paying) job. I completed my first full length novel. Also, I met a whole bunch of new cool people. Big thumbs up there! In terms of columns, I admit I swayed at times from writing a lot. However, I still delivered AT LEAST one article per week and most weeks, much more than that - including one of my favorites columns ever entitled My Journey To Orlando! Feel free to Google that. Very good 2017 from yours truly.

My 2018

Truth be told, I don't really do the 'new year's resolutions' thing. I have things I want to do and set out to do, which is kinda the same idea but is still different. In my mind at least, it's different. I knew I was going to Mania in April 2017. I knew I was going to wrestle once again come summer time. I knew I was moving. I knew I was going to write my debut novel. I knew about my sister's wedding. I knew I had to eat better. I don't consider these new year's resolutions really. They are just goals or ideas to accomplish. Regardless of what you call them, I did them all and can proudly say that at the end of the year. Not to beat a dead horse from a column a few weeks ago, but I strongly urge everybody to follow the Nike slogan: Just Do It!

Whatever that may be. Eat better, Go to Mania. Get into shape. Text that longtime friend you lost contact with. Call the girl you have a crush on. Ask for a pay raise at work. Seriously, take a deep breath and go get it.

Best/Worst Of Columns

Predictably, my next dozen or so columns will be year in review garbage. Best Of This. Worst Of That. The usual. If you want my typical ramblings about wrestling and other stuff, you can find me on Twitter. If not, let's get to the 2017 lists!

Top 5 BEST Major Shows Of 2017

5. FastLane 2017
4. Survivor Series 2017
3. Royal Rumble 2017
2. NXT Takeover Orlando

1. WrestleMania 33 - I attended FastLane in Milwaukee and got to see Bill Goldberg main event. In 2017. Surreal. Also a hidden gem in Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, the beginning of their much talked about feud. Survivor Series had the silly Raw/SD Live theme but more than made up for that. Once the show started, it was excellent. I even enjoyed the cluster of a main event. Too much star involved NOT to be awesome. I am a sucker for the Rumble. Every year, I don't even care who wins or loses. The whole thing is a spectacle and gets me jazzed. Returning to the AlamoDome with a loader roster and a great WWE Championship match was just the icing on the cake. Number one though was a no brainer. My bucket list of going to a WrestleMania was crossed off this past April. Instead of breaking down the card and all that junk, I will just say that the event was going to be the best no matter what. I was there. I was actually there! Still all a blur. From walking into the stadium for the first time on a HOT sunny day in Orlando to seeing/hearing The Hardyz come back to WWE to the Brock Lesnar/Bill Goldnerg showdown to the shock of The Undertaker (possibly?) walking into the sunset once and for all...I was there.

Announcement

Not exactly major news, but I am happy to announce that I will be attending WWE RAW on March 5th in Milwaukee. Exactly one year removed from FastLane 2017 in the exact same building. Kinda cool timing. Tickets have been purchased (great seats), and the wheels are in motion for a fun evening!

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Thanks.




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