Wrestling never has an off-season, unlike most sports.
Therefore, there is always somewhere to watch wrestling and accessibility to the internet has only made that easier.
WWE, New Japan and others have big months ahead – so let’s see what they are getting up for the next four weeks.
The biggest wrestling company in the world has a busy schedule ahead as the build-up to SummerSlam begins now.
Not only do we have Money in the Bank, probably the fifth biggest pay-per-view of the year, but also NXT TakeOver in Chicago as well as the United Kingdom Championship Tournament which features several NXT stars.
Raw will head to Houston and Arkansas whereas Smackdown goes to Texas and Tennessee before both rosters hit Chicago.
NXT has an intense schedule, with three days at Download Festival before Chicago on the 16th and then back to London on the 18th and 19th.
- June 4th – Monday Night Raw: Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas
- June 5th – Smackdown Live: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas
- June 8th to June 10th – Download Festival: Donington Park in Derby, UK
- June 11th – Monday Night Raw: Verizon Centre in Little Rock, Arkansas
- June 12th – Smackdown Live: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
- June 16th – NXT TakeOver: Chicago II: AllState Arena in Chicago, Illinois
- June 17th – Money in the Bank: AllState Arena in Chicago, Illinois
- June 18th – United Kingdom Championship Tournament – Night One: Royal Albert Hall in London, UK
- June 18th – Monday Night Raw: Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan
- June 19th – United Kingdom Championship Tournament – Night Two: Royal Albert Hall in London, UK
- June 19th – Smackdown Live: Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio
- June 25th – Monday Night Raw: Valley View Casino Centre in San Diego, California
- June 26th – Smackdown Live: Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California
Also having a busy month in Asia is the New Japan roster, where Dominion dominates the headlines.
That show in Osaka will host Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada’s fourth match, this time in a 2 out of 3 falls scenario.
As well as this, the culmination of the Best of the Super Juniors between Taiji Ishimori and Hiromu Takahashi takes place tomorrow.
- June 4th – Best of the Super Juniors Final: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
- June 9th – Dominion: Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka
- June 13th – Lion’s Gate Project 13: Shinjuku Face in Tokyo
- June 15th – Kizuna Road 2018: Gymnasium of Tokorozawa Citizen Main-arena in Saitama
- June 17th – Kizuna Road 2018: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
- June 18th – Kizuna Road 2018: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
- June 19th – Kizuna Road 2018 Super Strong Machine Retirement Ceremony: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
- June 20th – Kizuna Road 2018: Iwaki City Gymnasium in Fukushima
- June 22nd – Kizuna Road 2018: Akita Terrsa in Atika
- June 23rd – Kizuna Road 2018: Yamagata Big Wing in Yamagata
- June 24th – Kizuna Road 2018: Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium in Iwate
Rev Pro has one massive show at the end of the month in Milton Keynes, as Strong Style Evolved comes to the UK.
The show will feature many prominent New Japan wrestlers as the company frequently cross over with their talents – their current British Heavyweight Champion is Tomohiro Ishii and their Tag Team Champions are Zack Sabre Jr. and Minoru Suzuki.
Progress has two chapter shows this month, 71 and 72, either side of the Progress World Cup coming from The Dome in London.
71, titled F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S., comes from the O2 Academy in Sheffield and 71, which is yet to be named, is in Camden’s Electric Ballroom.
Defiant’s Built To Destroy is the company’s two year anniversary show. Rampage will face Martin Kirby for the Defiant World Championship and Jimmy Havoc will face Kay Lee Ray for the Hardcore belt.
Insane Championship Wrestling has just one event, Drunk and Drunker, in their home at The Garage, Glasgow.
Ring of Honor has two live shows in Texas on June 15th and 16th before their Best in the World pay-per-view on June 29th in Baltimore which is headlined by Dalton Castle vs. Cody vs. Marty Scurll.
Chikara has their Johnny Kidd Invitational featuring Colt Cabana on June 9th as well as Go Eat Worms! on June 23rd with Matt Riddle on the card.
CZW has two events including their Tournament of Death on June 9th in New Jersey and then #DarkCity on the 29th.