Cody and The Young Bucks had the right idea with the title of their iconic independent show. 2018 was all in.
2017 was looked back on more through what it reflected compared to the decades before. 2017 had been a year of critical acclaim, much as 2007 had been about scandal, 1997 had required industry-changing instincts and 1987 celebrated Sports Entertainment original summit. 2018, like '08, '98 and '88 respectively, lived in the luxurious surrounds built by such sturdy foundations.
WWE held two of the greatest Royal Rumbles ever before literally labelling one of the worst as such. That show signalled the start of a Banter Era but the post-SummerSlam pay-per-views were choc-full of fire content to balance the seesaw.
New Japan Pro Wrestling and Independent Wrestling fans argued over how good Kenny Omega and WWE really were for their respective products, but the hits kept coming all the same with match after match branded "must-see" by feverish Twitter fans desperate for their wrestling to be the most beloved. It was all great. It was all awful. It was all everything.
It was all - thankfully, for this list at least - all condensable into 26 neatly-packaged entries.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash).
Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.