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10 Best Wrestling PPVs Of 2019

The Grandaddies of them All.

Scott Lesh

2019 maintained the incredible form of this wondrous generation of pro wrestling talent.

To illustrate just how good we have it, All Elite Wrestling created the mildest strain of anxiety, post-Double Or Nothing and ahead of the TNT debut, by having the temerity to produce two merely very good shows. Fyter Fest was overwhelmed by the controversy of its drastically misjudged, comedy-heavy pre-show, and the worked-but-botched chair shot Shawn Spears levelled at Cody. But the in-ring action was largely eclectic, excellent and forward-thinking: AEW got Darby Allin over and built Riho's emotional connection with the crowd in Daytona Beach. The exhilarating six-man semi-main was played down by many because it was familiar.

Fyter Fest was AEW's second show.

Their third, Fight For The Fallen, was also well above average, if over-long and counter-productive. Kenny Omega and CIMA used move-spam as both crowd-popping content and advanced storytelling, in that the latter's meteora undid him. The Brotherhood Vs. The Young Bucks, excessive but not ineffective as a winding story match, suffered through an exhausted, overheated crowd.

Wrestling is so good, now, that good has somehow become disappointing...

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