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My Take On 12.30.13 Csonka’s 2013 PPV Overview
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.30.2013





WELCOME!
Welcome back to the latest edition of My Take On. It is that time of year when I use the column to take a look back at the year that was. With the individual company reviews complete, this is the catch up; a quick overview for you in case you missed the individual columns. It is also a quick guide to see how I rated the PPV events in 2013, and how they stacked up against each other in case you didn't feel like reading a bunch of separate columns. In this column will be the links to the individual company reviews, which will give you some more explanation as to why some shows were scored the way that they were. The information compiled in this column came from reviewing nearly 70 (I believe the official count was 68) iPPV and or PPV events from around the world. Thanks for taking the time to check out the column…


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  • TNA PPV Year in Review Column!
  • Wrestler Of The Year: Austin Aries
  • Tag Team Of The Year: Bad Influence
  • Show Of The Year: TNA Slammiversary 2013 [7.2]
  • Match Of The Year: From TNA Genesis: Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries [****]
  • Average PPV Score: 5.8 {Based on 11 Events}


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  • ROH PPV Year in Review Column!
  • Wrestler Of The Year: Michael Elgin
  • Tag Team Of The Year: reDRagon
  • Show Of The Year: ROH Supercard of Honor VII iPPV [8.8]
  • Match Of The Year: From ROH Supercard of Honor VII iPPV – Jay Lethal vs. Michael Elgin [****½]
  • Average PPV Score: 7.96 {Based on 5 Events}


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  • DragonGate USA/EVOVLE PPV Year in Review Column!
  • Wrestler Of The Year: Johnny Gargano
  • Tag Team Of The Year: The Young Bucks
  • Show Of The Year: Dragon Gate USA Open The Ultimate Gate iPPV [8.5]
  • Match Of The Year: From Dragon Gate USA Open The Ultimate Gate iPPV – Akira Tozowa vs. Riccochet [****½]
  • Average PPV Score: 7.38 {Based on 15 Events}


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  • WWE PPV Year in Review Column!
  • Wrestler Of The Year: CM Punk
  • Tag Team Of The Year: The Shield
  • Show Of The Year: WWE Summerslam [8.2]
  • Match Of The Year: From WWE WrestleMania 29 – CM Punk vs. Undertaker [****½]
  • Average PPV Score: 5.96 {Based on 12 Events}


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  • NJPW PPV Year in Review Column!
  • Wrestler Of The Year: Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Tag Team Of The Year: Rocky Romero & Alex Kozlov
  • Show Of The Year: NJPW G1 Climax Finals iPPV [10.0]
  • Match Of The Year: From The NJPW Kings of Pro Wrestling iPPV - Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi [*****]
  • Average PPV Score: 8.16 {Based on 15 Events}




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    CSONKA's WORST PPV EVENTS of 2013 (4.0 and Under)

  • TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown4.0
  • WWE Night of Champions - 4.0
  • WWE Battleground 3.9
  • FIP: Violence is the Answer 2013 iPPV3.5


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    CSONKA's TOP PPV EVENTS of 2013 (8.5 and Above)

  • NJPW G1 Climax Finals iPPV: 10.0
  • NJPW WrestleKingdom 7 iPPV - 9.9
  • NJPW Dominion iPPV - 9.75
  • NJPW KIZUNA Road II iPPV - 9.1
  • NJPW Invasion Attack iPPV - 9.0
  • ROH Supercard of Honor VII iPPV8.8
  • NJPW Kings of Pro Wrestling iPPV – 8.6
  • NJPW Destruction iPPV - 8.5
  • Dragon Gate USA Open The Ultimate Gate iPPV - 8.5
  • ROH 11th Anniversary iPPV - 8.5


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    CSONKA's TOP PPV MATCHES of 2013 (****½ and Higher)

  • NJPW Kings of Pro Wrestling iPPV - Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi [*****]
  • From NJPW Invasion Attack iPPV – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada [****¾]
  • From The NJPW WrestleKingdom 7 iPPV: IWGP Heavyweight Title Bout - Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Kazuchika Okada [****¾]
  • From The NJPW "A New Beginning" iPPV: IWGP Heavyweight Title Bout - Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Karl Anderson [****¾]
  • From NJPW Dominion iPPV - Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto [****¾]
  • From NJPW Destruction iPPV – Kazuchika Okada vs. Satoshi Kojima [****½]
  • From Dragon Gate's Gate of Destiny iPPV - Masato Yoshino vs. Naruki Doi [****½]
  • From EVOLVE 24: Drew Gulak vs. Biff Busick [****½]
  • From the NJPW G1 Climax Finals iPPV: Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - [****½]
  • From the NJPW G1 Climax Semi-Final iPPV - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada [****½]
  • From The Dragon Gate KOBE Pro Wrestling Festival iPPV - Ricochet & Naruki Doi vs. Akira Tozawa & BxB Hulk [****½]
  • From NJPW Dominion iPPV - IWGP Heavyweight Title Bout: Kazuchika Okada vs. Togi Makabe [****½]
  • From The NJPW WrestleKingdom 7 iPPV: IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Bout - Prince Devitt © vs. Low Ki vs. Kota Ibushi [****½]
  • From The NJPW WrestleKingdom 7 iPPV: IWGP Intercontinental Title - Shinsuke Nakamura © vs. Kazushi Sakuraba [****½]
  • From Dragon Gate USA Open The Ultimate Gate iPPV – Akira Tozowa vs. Riccochet [****½]
  • From Dragon Gate USA Open The Ultimate Gate iPPV – Johnny Gargano vs. Shingo [****½]
  • From ROH Supercard of Honor VII iPPV – Jay Lethal vs. Michael Elgin [****½]
  • From The WWE WrestleMania 29 – CM Punk vs. Undertaker [****½]
  • From The WWE Summerslam – CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar [****½]
  • From The WWE Summerslam – WWE Title Match: John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan [****½]
  • From the CMLL 80th Anniversary Show - Lucha de Apuestas Match: La Sombra vs. Volador Jr [****½]


    WHAT I AM REVIEWING IN 2014
  • WWE
  • TNA
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Dragon Gate Proper (Not Dragon Gate USA)


    IN CLOSING
    Whether you agreed with me or did not agree with me it doesn't really matter, because I appreciated you reading and following along in 2013. I know that we often disagree, and that is completely fine. If you have a disagreement, just bring your opinion with some respect is all I ask. At the end of the day we are all fans with strong opinions, and I look forward to reading yours.

    I am not sure why, but when 2013 started I decided that I wanted to cover as much PPV as possible in the year, and I did that by looking at nearly 70 events in total from WWE, TNA, ROH, DGUSA, EVOLVE, FIP, SHINE, Dragon Gate proper and CMLL. It was a long year, but something I am proud of. If you were along for the ride, I greatly appreciate you reading. If you only checked out the year-end stuff, I still appreciate your time and reading.

    In closing, I just want to say one thing: I am never reviewing this many shows again…


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