This is going to be a HUGE week (and then some) of wrestling.
Firstly, New Japan's G1 Climax tournament begins at 7am BST this morning. I've set this post to go up at the same time as it starts. I'm unsure whether I'll watch the first night (or morning for me!) live, so I'll catch it as soon as it's available on demand later on in the day.
Raw is on late tonight, or rather 1am on Tuesday morning. As per usual, I'll watch it with my breakfast on Tuesday.
Smackdown starts its live on Tuesdays run with the draft that will split WWE up into two brands. I don't know for sure what time it begins, I guess it's 1am again. I will be watching this live.
Wednesday morning at 10:30 UK time is the first night of New Japan's Super J Cup tournament. If I'm not tired after Smackdown, I'll try and watch this live.
Thursday morning is NXT and the new WWE Cruiserweight show. Both are on the WWE Network, so I'll catch them on demand later in the day.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will host the 2nd, third and fourth nights of the G1 Climax. They kick off at 10:30am. I'll be watching all of them live.
Sunday/Monday at 1am is WWE Battleground. As you've probably guessed, I'll be watching that live as well.
And if you think that's it... the fifth night of the G1 Climax is on Monday morning at 10:30am.
Wow.. I was then going to state that Tuesday will be a rest day, but then I recalled that it'll be back to watching Raw on Tuesday morning then Smackdown the next day...
I stayed up until 7am on Sunday morning because I watched UFC 200. I went against my regular routine of recording UFC shows and watching them as soon as I wake up the following day. I really wanted to watch UFC 200 live so tried to catch some Z's before the main card started at 3am. This effort failed - I could only manage a half hour nap before the timer sounded to tell me it was time to get the TV on.
I bought a pizza from Domino's at 3:15am. That cost me a few pounds both in the pocket and on the waist.
Watched Brock Lesnar defeat Mark Hunt in the fight that I was interested in the most.
Then, on Sunday, I got to sleep at 7am and woke up a few hours later. Spent the entire day drained and looking forward to Sunday night's sleep. I then spent the start of the week trying to get my body clock back to its regular schedule.
All a hassle.
Then, on Friday night everything that I went through ended up being for nothing.
Brock Lesnar has potentially failed one of the drug tests he took while preparing for the fight. If he is found to have used a banned substance, the result will go to Mark Hunt.
I know there are bigger things going on in the world right now, but I hate having my time wasted and I feel I have thrown away a lot of time on that UFC show.
From now on, I'm going to stick to the trick of recording the shows and then catching them on Sunday morning. It means having to avoid the Internet for a few hours, but it's a heck of a lot better than feeling the regret days later.