10 Modern Wrestling Moments That Gave You Chills

10 Modern Wrestling Moments That Gave You Chills


when you get a right emotion in wrestling you’re halfway there which of course is definitely what Bon Jovi was singing about feeling happy sad angry overjoyed or elated after seeing your favorite wrestler win lose or draw means you’re invested and usually also means that the company in question is doing something right too often we fall into the same old same old and revert to what used to work simply because that’s what we know the plus side is that when people smash this idea at the park today we feel it even more it’s a great reminder why we watch this nonsense to begin with somehow it can bury into your brain and convince you at that moment it’s the most important thing to ever have happened in history even though we’re just watching people fight in their pants this madness I’m Simon from what culture and this is 10 modern wrestling moments that gave you chills number 10 new Japan solitary note many people say that Kaz a cheeky Ricarda versus Kenny Omega 4 at New Japan Dominion 2018 is the best wrestling match to ever happen ever forget Flair steamboat or taker Michaels this is the high point of the business ever since carnival folk tried to convince punters that what they were seeing was as real as a punch to the face it’s a fair argument too from the twisting narrative to the callbacks in their previous matches to a card as majestic selling of a ribbon jury to some escapes that were as ingenious as they were realistic this was pro wrestling at its best even for those who weren’t as enamored with it seeing a mega pinned the champ with the fabled one winged angel clean in the middle was just the icing on that damn cake stop then either Kenny sold all of this like it almost killed him and the sight of him with the IWGP title was a long time coming it was probably the best shot we could have seen on this evening until the show came to a close highlighted here in all of its glory seeing a card as yellow in the foreground with the feel of battle and the background just spoke volumes of what we’d seen one of the greatest reigns in history now over summed up by the lonely cash and an empty arena if you had invested into this viewed such a picture somehow made your heart ache and it just made all of this even more to fall Nemean i and jon moxley’s freedom seeing the former dean ambrose get rid of that persona and re-emerge as jon moxley at double-or-nothing was something truly special within minutes you could see that he had refound himself as a wrestler and the look on his face spoke volumes he was free pacing around the ring like a caged tiger that had escaped his cell mocks the attack Chris Jericho before breathing in the roars of the crowd as any last regret of leaving the WWE floated away into the distance this is what he needed and he was now getting it in spades there was more to with John then turned his attentions to Kenny Omega and even seeing those two brawl felt like some kind of weird dream because there had been impossible at the start of 2019 the anticipation of what was next had reached a fever pitch the angle was performed brilliantly by all involved in the crowd rubber stamped it by shouting for as long as they could this was a moment and damn it we were all going along for the ride every person in Las Vegas that night was high on Moxley and it seemed like everybody at home felt the same to number eight Shibata versus Tanner Hoshi if you enjoy wrestling when natural rivals square off against each other you probably love Shibata versus Tanner Hoshi on the one hand you had Tanner a man dedicated to the sport and who in his head had perfected the craft and allowed the business to be accessible to all whereas Shibata had his no-nonsense devastating doll which kind of thread to undo all of Tanner huh she’s hard work their paths were always going to cross the fracture bar that couldn’t give two hoots what his rival thought only made him cooler and exploded at the Destruction show in 2014 when they clashed this was all kinds of epic anyways but the real moment came afterwards when Shibata expressed his love and gratitude for everything that Tanner had done for the company and for wrestling in general to see the usually stone-faced man have a heart was truly something united by mutual respect this hit a new high when Tanner clash with Co to a bushi at 2018 sg-1 who just so happened to have Kenny Omega in his corner it was only right this balance was even out leaving Tanner Hoshi to bring his old rival in to back him up this was moving to begin with but doubly so because lo and behold the ACE had been right months prior to this Shibata had been shelled indefinitely after going in too hard but the point here was that wrestling is more than this in this case it was a Brotherhood and everybody understood how important this was he’s pretty damn special number seven a sign of respect in 2015 for a little while Sasha banks and Bayley were better than anybody else this was proven at the first ever take over Brooklyn where they engaged in a match so good some called it one of the best in WWE history nothing else it took everything that a company had been saying about its women’s revolution and backed it up it was brilliant one of the reasons it hit such Heights too was because of their designed roles Bailey was the strong face Sasha the Darcy heel who didn’t even think twice about going after children if it got in her opponents head all of this just meant when Bailey came up victorious everybody in attendance was elated but it was the aftermath that was focused on an in-ring embrace was considered unrealistic by some but that was missing the point the respect between the two was obvious and seeing it highlighted live at home both had done something special in this crazy new world where Wrestling has been reborn Bailey and Sasha were able to do this and let the fans in at the same time it was power personified it still makes you baffled the four years later we’d be questioning their use on the main roster it seemed like such a sure thing let’s hope their recent Hill turns which have just gone down as I say these words is what turned things around number six the big dog is back when Roman reigns returned to roar in 2019 and said I’m in remission y’all my word given the majority of us have never met the man it was still like a friend or a loved one telling us they were going to be okay and the sheer joy that washed through every fan was incredible this would have been the same for anybody on the roster but in fact it been Roman reigns the top guy in the WWE who was suffering just gave it an extra element of surprise I remember reading that his leukemia had returned on Twitter and I genuinely couldn’t believe it throwing the sheer divisive figure of Roman had always been the whole situation didn’t feel real still doesn’t but to see him fight through it and revealed that he was going to be alright was far bigger than any storyline or wrestling match it was legit and the way he handled it from start to finish what heroes are made of Roman let Joe and Hawaii shine through and it was clear he was just a decent guy who had been dealt a horrible it was special for both the right and wrong reasons but I’ll be damned if it didn’t leave me with a wry smile on my face and a little bit of water on my cheek number five Becky Lynch becomes the man and now I don’t mean when she just started saying her new catchphrase as smart as that was I’m talking about the raw before Survivor Series 2018 where Becky Lynch embodied who and what this new character was and absolutely smashed it leading an invasion on behalf of the Smackdown women’s division before it was done it was quite clear that Lynch had become something special she admitted confidence and a cool factor that wasn’t being faked and saying I tried to rip Ronda Rousey’s arm off was just ridiculously badass Becky was operating within the PG guidelines but felt like she had stepped out of it because of how she carried herself if she had turned to the Cameron told Rhonda to flubber self it wouldn’t have been out of place there was more to this too because during the Interbrand brawl that followed night at jax through a potato right into Becky’s face and destroyed her orbital bone and for those that sometimes get confused no I don’t mean a potato that you eat as awful as it was back then it’s somehow helped Lynch in the long run because it was just yet more evidence that she was now awesome she simply didn’t care in the right way you can still watch this now and see why it had the impact it did aside from being well booked it also allowed Becky to come have her shell and become the performer she is today it will forever be seen as the arrival of the man she earned every part of it never for gable and Jordan this one is ruined with hindsight because at the time we all thought this was the start of something and we were all incredibly wrong on paper what we hoped was happening when American Alfa won the NXT tag team titles from the revival a takeover Dallas was a new dawn for tag wrestling in WWE and proof that both Jason Jordan and Chad gable were destined for huge things within the company that made sense as well a couple of guys who had been fashioned in the performance center and were now proving that system worked why not show them off the matches well kicked ass fans were desperate to see it happen and Alpha’s reaction when they once seemed beyond real the facts got Dawson had slapped gable right in the face to begin the fight was just more proof of what had to happen here as we know in the world of wrestling however nothing is for certain and boy howdy was that true here today Jason Jordan doesn’t exist in front of cameras as he deals with a horrific neck injury and Chad gable is in no-man’s land it seems crazy given how talented he is but again such is the way sometimes it’s out of your hands and you put up with what you’re given doesn’t make it any easier to swallow though number three the golden lover’s reunion can you major in kotor Fouchier one and the same be it away from the ring or the chemistry they have within it you have to figure their wrestling careers are going to be forever linked even if they are split by New Japan and aew spitting as a duo earlier in the decade because they had the same dream of climbing the NJPW ladder it was Cotto tried first and ultimately failed burdened by his schedule he suffered some setbacks where it’s Kenny from a win-loss point of view fared much better he aimed for the IWGP championship having some matches in the process that we’ve already described as some of the best ever the relationship was hit even harder when the bullet club got in between them that was also held they rekindled after Cody had turned on a maker at new beginning in 2018 it was a bushi that made the save ridding the world of any animosity that had driven a wedge between them there is so much more to this but that would take a good hour to explain but that’s also why it’s one of the best stories in modern wrestling it has heart and it’s real I hope you’re seeing a pan here number two Kofi mania no one saw this coming at the start 2019 given his longevity with WWE most thought Kofi Kingston had found his place even if they didn’t agree with it Vince McMahon has a habit of placing his wrestlers in specific roles and Kofi Kingston was almost a Dolph Ziggler type a valued hand but one that was up a mid card at best and then it changed starting after Ally got injured with Kofi subbing in WWE put Kingston in so many traditional babyface struggles that he couldn’t help but root for him the story and the respect everybody had for the master of the trouble in paradise came together to create an impromptu dream match where we cheered Kofi on to Wrestlemania and kept our fingers crossed that he was gonna win the WWE title even then it just felt like it was never on the cards that’s why when he did boot Daniel Bryan in the head and actually win the title in front of a roaring crowd and his family it was all very moving kofi was clearly in or of the occasion and to think you can be in a company for 11 years and have such a sudden turn around was a wonderful lesson for us all if nothing else this was true good guy stuff that has been lacking as of late just a pure dude going after everything he can as fans cheer on plus we got the payoff for this please makes me feel good number one brotherly love hey double use double or nothing was already pretty special all things considered but it was taken to an even higher level after Cody and Dustin Rhodes engaged in an emotional traditional classic many ways it was perfect starting where both men were told by WWE that this story wasn’t good enough for a WrestleMania spot instead was awfully handled at Fastlane in 2015 the brothers used this to work it into a tale of siblings that had a complicated relationship at best in terms of the match it manifested itself as a primal aggressive mess where the elders bled like a fountain as if this was all he had left win or lose it built with real impact in the selling and desire on both faces allowed you to believe you were seeing a family right their wrongs and the ring when it was done it turned out that Dustin didn’t need to go to the hospital which was amazing in itself but Cody did need his elder brother the definition of blood sweat and tears wrapped up in a wrestling package this is a double use highlight so far much like other entries on this list nobody saw Rick coming that just added to the whole presentation even more know of any other wrestling moments that gave you chills let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to Like share and subscribe then head over to watch culture comm and read yourself some articles and follow what culture on Twitter at what culture WWE my name is Simon 4 what culture and I will check to you again soon


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