March was a better month for good wrestling then February, though nothing stood out as a real Match of the Year. There weren’t a lot of big shows in March, most of the month building to the big shows in April. Still, a solid month.
****1/2 HHH vs Dean Ambrose
WWE: Roadblock. March 12, 2016.
This match gets an extra half star because of the crazy close false finish after Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds. A really good match that made me jump out of my seat when I thought Ambrose won, and I can’t ask for much more then that.
****1/2 Mil Muertes vs Fenix
Lucha Underground: March 16, 2016.
A fitting conclusion to their year long rivalry saw Fenix come out on top is a bloody and exciting match.
**** Finn Balor vs Neville vs Balor
NXT: March 2, 2016.
This was a lot of fun, but nothing really stood out. A paint-by-the-numbers 4 star match between two really good wrestlers.
**** Tomohiro Ishii vs Tetsuya Naito
NJPW: New Japan Cup. March 4, 2016.
A great match of clashing styles. Ishii’s intensity and stiffness against Naito’s speed and indifference made for fun match, with Naito countering the Brainbuster with Destino for a cool finish.
**** New Day vs Chris Jericho & AJ Styles
WWE: Monday Night Raw. March 7, 2016.
An exciting tag match that showed off the strengths of everyone involved. AJ in particular was on point, hitting is high flying moves perfectly.
**** Samoa Joe vs Sami Zayn
NXT: March 9, 2016.
A nearly hour long match is really hard to do. Some people didn’t like this one, but I thought it was really good, keeping my attention the entire time.
**** Mil Muertes vs Prince Puma vs Pentagon Jr
Lucha Underground: March 9, 2016.
A crazy exciting match with great spots and told a great story. I would go higher if it was a bit longer.
**** Tetsua Naito vs Hirooki Goto.
NJPW: New Japan Cup. March 12, 2016
The finals of the New Japan Cup saw Naito win an excellent match that built up both wrestlers. Goto kept winning with creative roll up, unable to hit his Shouten Kai finisher. Naito went through Yoshi-Hashi, Ishii, and Toru Yano, all members of CHAOS. They had a great near fall when Goto finally landed Shouten Kai, but it wasn’t enough. Afterwards, Goto joined CHAOS, bringing the tournament full circle.
**** Aztec Warfare
Lucha Underground: March 23, 2016.
Better then the Royal Rumble in every way. One of the best battle royal matches I’ve ever watched.