- Kassius Ohno VS Lars Sullivan; Sullivan wins.
- Aleister Black VS Velveteen Dream; Black wins.
- NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4 Way: Kairi Sane VS Ember Moon VS Nikki Cross VS Peyton Royce; Ember Moon wins and becomes the new NXT Women’s Championship.
- NXT Championship: Drew McIntyre VS Andrade “Cien” Almas w/ Zelina Vega; Almas wins and becomes the new NXT Champion.
- WarGames Triple Threat: SAnitY VS The Undisputed Era VS Roderick Strong & The Authors of Pain; The Undisputed Era wins.
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Backstage interview with Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.
As best friends, the Iconic Duo interviews themselves. How is Peyton feeling “on the biggest night of your career?” Super confident. Best shape in her life, and stoked to be here. Word association time. Ember Moon: Athletic, not Iconic. Nikki Cross: Psychotic, not Iconic. Kairi Sane: Pirate, not Iconic. Peyton Royce: one-half of the most iconic duo in NXT, and the NEW NXT Women’s Champion. Is this confidence going to last through the night?
“I declare a state of war.”
Chaos shall be contained in “two rings, in one cage, in WAR GAMES!” Violent yet beautiful, “there are no laws, there are no rules.” It is survival of the fittest. “In war, what do you fight for?” Honor, destiny, prestige, chaos, redemption, dominance, recognition, principle, pride or yourself? “Only total war can result in total victory.” Who will obtain victory through these wars?!
Kassius Ohno VS Lars Sullivan!
To put it simply, Houston is about to see if a Hero can conquer a Leviathan! Both men are ready to go even before the bell, when it ring,s they go right to it as Lars puts Ohno in a corner and clubs away on him. Ohno fights back,s tiff forearm but it does little. A boot does a bit better, another elbow, but then Ohno runs and Lars runs through him to run him over! Lars clubs Ohno in the back, rams in a knee to the ribs, and another at the ropes that sends Ohno out. Lars goes out to pursue, flying shoulder block knocks Ohno down! Lars keeps on Ohno by tossing him onto the apron edge. Ohno bounces off but manages to crawl into the ring, Lars follows him back in. Lars whips Ohno corner to corner, Ohno bounces out with a boot. Lars stays up, catches the second kick, enziguri from Ohno only to kip-up into a lariat! Lars grimaces as he stands over Ohno. Lars then grins as he stalks his prey. Lars drags Ohno up, clubbing forearm against the ropes. Lars grinds a forearm into Ohno’s face then whips him, Ohno tumbles to the apron and boots his way in. Ohno runs, Lars pop-up powerslams Ohno down! Cover, TWO, Lars is annoyed this isn’t over yet. Lars decides to go up top!? Lars keeps his eyes on Ohno, jumps, his splash flops! Ohno revs himself up, blocks a lariat with a boot, gives a stiff elbow and a stiffer boot, Lars roars but Ohno gives him stiff haymakers! Ohno keeps up hit after hit, Lars stays standing, Ohno runs for a leaping rabbit elbow!
Lars is reeling but still on his feet, fans are fired up for Ohno. Ohno takes aim, runs, spinning boot! TWO! Ohno is shocked, Lars is just angry. Ohno keeps it up with a low boot but Lars sits up and roars. Lars takes another boot, gets up, so Ohno stomps him out. Back senton on top! ONE!? Lars is up at one!? And still as angry as before! Lars and Ohno brawl with heavy shots, Lars runs, into a discus elbow. Lars reels again, Ohno takes off the armband, but runs into the Freak Accident!
Lars wins! The Hero did not triumph, the Leviathan leaves him be. Where will this path of dominance lead the Mile High Monster?
Aleister Black VS Velveteen Dream!
“Is there really a difference between the dark and the light?” The Embodiment of the End pondered that on the road to tonight’s match. He and The Patrick Clark Experience couldn’t be any more different yet somehow the same, but only one will #FadetoBlack. Surpise tights from Velveteen, he has himself and Aleister on them! Aleister ignores that little mind game, he only acknowledges the bell. Velveteen says the fans know his name, they’re cheering it right now. But he wants Aleister to say it. ALeister won’t, they tie up, move around, then break. Velveteen goes to slap but Aleister dodges, then gets him in an arm-drag and wristlock. Velveteen resists with body shots but can’t get free. Velveteen works on reversing, gets a snapmare, but then Aleister gets Velveteen right into the hammerlock. Velveteen rolls, reverses, breaks, snapmare, chinlock but back into the hammerlock. Velveteen endures, reaches around, pulls on hair. Snapmare blocked, snapmare from Aleister, facelock. Velveteen flounders around, gets up, powers Aleister to the ropes. Ropebreak not so clean, but Aleister was ready, he gets a waistlock. standing switch, back to the hammerlock. Velveteen powers out, but ends up in a standing Crucifix Octopus from Aleister! Velveteen reaches, Aleister gets the sunset flip, TWO, feint gets Velveteen to duck so Aleister rolls over his back. Aleister blocks Velveteen into an armbar, Velveteen rolls and now they brawl with forearms. Velveteen clubs Aleister down, Aleister gets mad. Velveteen whips but Aleister holds ropes, then dumps Velveteen out hard. Aleister builds speed, to fake him out, and sits down in front of Velveteen as Velveteen slips into the ring. The fans applaud this evenly matched match-up, but Velveteen taunts with a hip swivel. Aleister ignores it. That upsets Velveteen, Houston wants Aleister to “Say his name!” Aleister doesn’t, so Velveteen sits down with him.
Fans and Aleister are both surprised by that, but only the fans like it. Aleister gets up, to give Velveteen a taste of his own medicine as he slithers up into Velveteen’s face! The fans are loving this! Velvteen rushes in, gets swept, Mahistrol, TWO, arm-drag, Velveteen gets to the ropes to hotshot Aleister. Velveteen back in, big lariat runs Aleister over. Velveteen stomps on Aleister, demanding Aleister says his name. Aleister put into a corner, Velveteen keeps on him. Aleister bails out, Velveteen takes his time to gloat. Aleister catches his breath, Velveteen decides to do something risky. He builds speed, to give us his own fake-out! Velveteen drags Aleister but Aleister hotshots him back. Into the ring, they grapple, fireman’s carry but Aleister fights out. Push, SUPERKICK from Velveteen, TWO! Velveteen is groggy but he gets right back on Aleister with a rain of rights. Velveteen walks around Aleister, drags him up, stiff neckbreaker, TWO! Velveteen is getting angry now, putting Aleister in a chinlock clutch. He stretches Aleister, clawing the lips and nose, “Say my name!” Aleister reaches, building up the willpower to power himself up. Fans rally as Aleister starts to slip out but Velveteen clubs him in the back. Velveteen’s moves are countered with strikes, ropebreak brings a pause to the action, dirty break with that low knee. Aleister is tangled up in the ropes now, just like a few weeks ago. “What’s my name?!” Velveteen shouts at Aleister. Aleister simply kicks back, slips out, they brawl, Velveteen slaps but that only pisses Aleister off. Aleister rallies, handsprings, runs into a corner for a forearm smash, corner to corner for springboard DDT, TWO! Aleister wants to end this, he lifts Velveteen up with one foot. Velveteen knows what that means, so he powers Alesiter to a corner. Aleister kicks back, hops up, jumps over, rolls, fireman’s carry but slips down, stiff knee responded to with a stiff elbow, a stiff roundhouse responded to with a fireman’s carry! Rolling Death Valley!
Cover, TWO! Velveteen is in shock. The fans are loving this, Velveteen has them saying his name again. He drags Aleister over to a corner, then up to his feet to hoist onto the top rope. Up higher now in a fireman’s carry, but sunset flip and escape, sweep to the legs! Velveteen crashes down, Aleister with the running knee! TWO! Aleister still on him, but into a side-winding DDT!
Both men down, the fans are giving a standing ovation. Velveteen crawls to a cover, TWO!! Velveteen can’t even react, he’s that out of it. “This is awesome!” Velveteen crawls, gets to a corner, goes up top, and takes aim. Swivel of the hips, and — boots! Now Velveteen is the one tied up in ropes! Aleister sees he has an opening, stiff boot! SUPERKICK from Velveteen, spinning knee from Aleister! Fans applaud again, this match is already stealing the show. Both men slow to get up but Aleister’s up first. He looks at Velveteen, who still demands “Say My Name! Velvet — “ BLACK MASS!! Aleister wins! Still undefeated, still unfazed, will Aleister make all of NXT #FadetoBlack?
However, he isn’t done with Velveteen yet, as he produces a microphone.
“Enjoy infamy, Velveteen Dream.” He said his name! Aleister won the match, but he gave Velveteen what he wanted out of respect. What will this mean for both men in their futures?
NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4 Way: Kairi Sane VS Ember Moon VS Nikki Cross VS Peyton Royce!
After the Empress of Tomorrow decided to move on and up to Monday Night Raw, the NXT Women’s Division was left without a champion. Tonight, we see if either the Pirate Princess, Prophecy of Flame, Psycho Scot or Iconic Venus Flytrap will pick up where Asuka left off. The bell rings, and the four stand off, wary of each other. They slowly approach each other, Peyton and Nikki pounce on Ember and Kairi, respectively. Peyton whips Ember, Kairi reverses Nikki, Ember takes Nikki out then Peyton takes Ember out before Peyton puts Kairi in a corner. Nikki goes after Ember but Peyton won’t let her get ahead of herself, forearm for Crazy Cross. Ember gives Peyton a huricanrana, then a forearm smash for Kairi. Nikki hops on Ember with a thrashing sleeper, Peyton decks them both with the heel kick. Double stack cover, Kairi uses a blockbuster to break that up. Cover on Peyton, TWO, Peyton and Nikki get out. Kairi turns attention to Ember, corner to corner but Kairi put to the apron, Ember forearms her down. Ember sees Nikki and Peyton, slingshot over and hits Nikki. Peyton thinks she’s saef, until Kairi hits her with a flying forearm! Kairi clubs on Peyton, Ember builds speed, Ember DIVES!
Both Peyton and Kairi go down, fans fire up with Ember’s howl. Texas’ own underdog is soon attacked from behind by Nikki, inverted DDT prepared but Ember fights out. They brawl with forearms, Nikki goes up, pop-up powerbomb to the ground! Kairi returns to go after Ember, they go back into the ring, and Kairi keeps on Ember. Ember’s kick is blocked, double chop knocks her down. Kairi gives more double chops, Ember gets to a corner. Kairi gives more chops, fans duel between Ember and Kairi, Ember is chopped to the mat. Kairi marches, corner to corner shoulder tackle! Kairi sees someone return, but misses, Peyton capitalizes with the motorcycle stretch on the ropes. Ember gets up slowly, Peyton gets a mule kick! Ember is shoved back, Peyton and Ember brawl with forearms. Peyton bails out, Ember goes after Kairi, Kairi rolls up, TWO. Ember up, stiff forearm sends Kairi reeling. Peyton returns, Kairi is whipped but dodges, Ember jumps over the SPEAR so that it hits Peyton. Spnining backhand to Ember, Kairi goes up top. Ember up to stop her, Kairi teeters. Ember climbs up, clubs Kairi, Kairi fights back. Ember still gets Kairi set up, Peyton hops up to make it a Tower of Doom, German Suplex variant!
Fans applaud but all three women are down from that impact. Peyton crawls to cover Ember, TWO. Now Kairi, TWO. Peyton is getting frustrated. She drags both women up, they fight back, Nikki climbs up and flies in for a big crossbody! All three targets hit, Nikki fires herself and the crowd up. She goes right at Ember by bashing her into the corner. Then for Kairi, she gets some buckle bumps, hoisted into a Tree of Woe for a mudhole stomping. Then for Peyton, stiff forearms and then clothesline sends her out. Back to Kairi, Fisherman Neckbreaker!
Ember breaks the pin just in time! Every woman down, but neither of them is quitting. Bicycle boot into Nikki from Ember, and then Ember drags herself to a corner. She wants to go up top and Nikki knows it, so she intercepts with forearms. Nikki and Ember brawl, slingshot countered with a forearm, then a draping swinging neckbreaker! Ember rolls out, Peyton rolls in, Perfect Plex! Kairi JUST breaks that in time! Kairi lifts Peyton up, to Alabama Slam Peyton on top of Nikki. Kairi up top quick, anchors away with the InSane Elbow!
Direct hit on Peyton but cover on Nikki, Ember outta nowhere to break that pin! Ember hurries to get herself to a corner, she climbs up, Peyton yanks her down. Stiff knee for Kairi, Peyton gets Nikki up but Nikki revives to fight back. But wait! Ember’s still on the top rope, she jumps, DOUBLE ECLIPSE!!
Ember wins!! Her home state helps her FINALLY become NXT Women’s Champion!! And best of all, perhaps, is that Asuka is there to give her the title belt! Things come full circle for Ember Moon, what new heights can she achieve now?!
NXT Championship: Drew McIntyre VS Andrade “Cien” Almas w/ Zelina Vega!
The Celtic Colossus is still undefeated, and compared to El Idolo, seems to be more of a “real man”, too. Will Almas prove he can be a man by taking the title off the “bloody mountain” known as McIntyre? Zelina gets right in the champion’s face even before the bell, she’s fired up enough for her and Almas. Almas moves her aside so that he can get in McIntyre’s face now.
Almas then pie-faces McIntyre, only to back off to the ropes. Fans cheer “Si se puedes!” for Almas as the bell rings, Almas and McIntyre tie up but McIntyre powers Almas into a corner. Almas tries to fire out but McIntyre just puts him back in there. Almas shoves McIntyre, only to hide behidn the ropes again, and then cheap shot slap across the chest! Headlock powered out but Almas lands on his feet for another headlock. McIntyre powers out, Almas up and over, back to headlock. Another power out, McIntyre runs Almas over with a shoulder. McIntyre gets Almas up, Almas kicks his leg then puts on the headlock again. McIntyre powers out, sees Almas coming, kick intercepts Almas’ evasion. McIntyre now stomps on Almas, drags him up, jawbreaker counter. Almas is thrown to ropes, goes Spider-Man to tranquilo, only to be kicked to the ground. McIntyre pursues Almas, stiff chop at the barriers. McIntyre brings Almas around and in, Almas kicks back. Almas distracts the ref, Zelina flies but is reversed with power, and then Almas’ dive is intercepted witha forearm. Cover, TWO, Zelina is beside herself as Almas is chopped again. McIntyre whips Almas, Almas kicks back, McIntyre scoops him up but ends up taking a hotshot. Almas back in, but back to being scooped, slips out again and McIntyre lunges to miss and hit post. Almas goes out to fetch the downed champion, bringing him back into the ring. Almas keeps on McIntyre, bringing him around for the backbreaker and clubbing elbow, ONE. Almas drags McIntyre over, hanging armbar! Almas lets go at 4, then covers, TWO. Fans duel as Almas goes after McIntyre’s arm. McIntyre endures as Zelina coaches Almas. McIntyre wills himself up, fans rallying, Almas knees low and whips. Almas runs in, but picked up and around, Almas still slips down, only to be suplexed across the ring! Both men down from exhaustion and sore bodies. McIntyre up but takes an elbow, so he gives a forearm. They brawl now, Almas whips but is reversed, big lariat and chop knock Almas down each time. Forearm smash in a corner, another whip, overhead suplex! Into the corner for another! Zelina is panicking as McIntyre climbs up and ax handles Almas down. A kip-up from the 6’5″ McIntyre, who then picks Almas up again. Almas fights out, runs, pop up into Celtic Cross, TWO! McIntyre isn’t frustrated but he is sore, he gets up as fans troll with “3MB!” McIntyre starts up the drums, but Almas gives him a dropkick. Corner to corner, dodge but counter at the same time as Almas misses a boot but still hits McIntyre with a back elbow. Almas hops up and brings McIntyre over, tornado inverted DDT!
TWO! Almas and Zelina are frustrated, Zelina ushers him to finish this. Almas drags McIntyre up, prepares the Hammerlock but is driven into a corner. Almas boots out, hops up and on top of McIntyre’s shoulders, tries the inverted huricanrana, ends up in the inverted Alabama Slam! TWO! McIntyre is getting exasperated, he gets to the apron as fans rally. McIntyre climbs up, Almas springs up to dropkick him down to the ground! Zelina keeps Almas on target, slingshot, but McIntyre looks to be stopping Almas in his tracks, only for Almas to huricanrana McIntyre into a post! Almas back to the top rope, SUPER ASAI MOONSAULT!
And it hits! Back into the ring quickly, covers, TWO! Zelina is furious, Almas is getting desperate. Almas goes up again, McIntyre stops him with a right hand and a stiff chop. McIntyre climbs up, Almas yanks him and crotches him. Chop puts him in the Tree of Woe, Woe Stomps! CIEN KNEES!
Drag to a cover, TWO!! Almas gets McIntyre up, Hammerlock escaped, enziguri dodged, deadlift sit-out powerbomb! TWO! Zelina is losing her mind with this roller coaster of emotions. McIntyre gets Almas up in the double underhook, Almas slips out to give another stiff chop. McIntyre headbutts in response, rolling takedown from Almas, TWO, into FUTURE SHOCK! TWO! Now McIntyre is feeling some of that shock and desperation. McIntyre won’t give up yet, he gets up to drag McIntyre around, fireman’s carry to hoist Almas up top. Almas slips out, wants to powerbomb but McIntyre holds on, so Almas yanks a foot out to then CINE KNEES to the back of the head! Cover, TWO, and Almas is furious as he rains down rights on McIntyre. Almas goes out, and his desperation is getting the better of him. He grabs the belt, to distract the ref, Zelina hits McIntyre with a Sipke-Rana!
Zelina slips out, Almas hits the Hammerlock DDT!!
TWO!? Zelina and Almas cannot believe their trick failed to finish this. Almas and McIntyre are in opposite corners, “Si se puedes!” echoes throughout until McIntyre hits a CLAYMORE outta nowhere!
Almas gets flipped and rolled, Zelina helps create a ropebreak! “Si! Si! Si!” the fans chant for the sneaky senorita. McIntyre is furious now, he gets the drums of war going again. Almas flounders to his feet, so Zelina trips Almas to save him from a second Claymore, which collides with ropes to mess McIntyre up. Fans are rabid for Almas as he and McIntyre get to their feet. THey climb up, Almas has McIntyre, draping DDT! Almas wins!! McIntyre loses his streak AND title! El Idolo is now El Campeón! And thanks in large part to La Gerente Vega. How long will this dynamic duo keep the belt with them? Well that’s for later, tonight is about a Cien Celebration!
WarGames Triple Threat: SAnitY VS The Undisputed Era VS Roderick Strong & The Authors of Pain!
The reason this is no longer TakeOver: Houston is because these three sets of three men could not leave well enough alone, so the only way to finish it is in the infamous invention of the American Dream! Who will leave Houston not as winners, but as survivors?! As one man must start for each team, it is Eric Young, Roderick Strong and Adam Cole “BAYBAY” in first for a simple triple threat. The bell rings, it is a stand-off as the clock begins to count down. The fans are already loving this as the other six men wait like animals in a cage. Cole backs off to the second ring, but Eric and Strong pursue. With nowhere else to go, Cole swings but gets attacked. However, Eric and Strong now fight over who gets to go after Cole. Cole tries to use that to his advantage, but Eric boots him away before standing switch. Cole tries again, gets another boot from Strong. Strong elbows Eric, throws him at Cole but Cole dodges and we’re back to a stand-off. They slowly approach each other, Eric haymakers Strong, Cole tries but fails to put Eric into the cage. Cole keeps himself from hitting steel, but Eric knocks him down, Strong gives Eric a backbreaker. Cole and Strong brawl, forearms back and forth, as well as chops. Strong whips Cole, Cole reverses, dropkick blocked int a catapult, Cole climbs to get away, but escaping means elimination so what’s the point? Especially when Eric and Strong both get after him on the cage wall! Cole fights back as best he can, but he gets clubbed left and right. Cole falls down, now the two fight each other. Cole trips them up, double crotch on the top rope. Cole has his pick, so he stomps on Strong then on Eric. Cole drags Strong up and throws him to the first ring with a hard landing. Cole gets Eric, they start brawling. Fireman’s carry for Eric, ushigoroshi! Eric writhes in pain, Cole goes to the first ring and Strong. Cole swings hands and forearms on Strong in a corner. Cole grinds a boot into Strong as he tells him “you’re nothing!” Cole returns to Eric at the intersection, brings him over to ring 1, stiff forearm sits him down. Cole clubs Strong, too, “I run this world!” Cole snap suplexes Strong, and dusts off his hands before stomping Eric again. Cole has control, neckbreaker on Strong. Neckbreaker on Eric, too, but then Strong fights back with chops. Strong whips, reversed, lariat! Strong fires up now, he goes after Cole in a corner with more chops. Then one for Eric, elbows and knees back and forth, more chops, but we’re now getting… the Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish!
Cole gets back up as reDRagon rip away at Strong and Eric. Cole joins in, the first full team has control of the two lone men. Cole puts Eric between ropes and cage, and all there men of the Undisputed Era smash him into steel. Two minute warning, Strong starts fighting back but it’s not enough against two men while Cole goes after Eric. Code breaker wheelbarrow suplex sends Strong to the second ring. Kyle and Fish pursue while Cole keeps Eric down. Strong fights against Kyle’s leg lock, but Fish helps Cole mug Eric with kicks. Kyle picks on Strong with kicks, The Undisputed Era do another 3v1 wall smash. They even take time to gloat before going back to beating down Eric and Strong. The countdown finishes, now we get… the Authors of Pain, Akam & Rezar! They rush the ring, the Undisputed Era holds that door closed, but the Authors just pry it open to slam it back on the heads of reDRagon! Akam & Rezar can now join the fray, they club away on the Undisputed Era. Cole goes into cage wall, Fish goes into cage wall, Eric goes into cage wall, and even Kyle goes into cage wall as he tries a backpack sleeper on Rezar. Kyle is dumped into ring 2, Cole is TOSSED into it! The AoP then double back body drop Eric into Ring 2! The AoP use Strong as a weapon, double hip toss senton!
Everyone else goes down, and the fans fire up! The AoP join everyone in Ring 2, picking at the pieces. Eric put in a Tree of Woe as the Undisputed Era is thrown around. Kyle put in a Tree of Woe, too, Fish and Cole are picked up for DOUBLE Death Valley Drivers into the Trees of Woe!
Strong and the Authors are the only men standing, and pick apart the others as the clock ticks down. Fans anticipate it, here comes SAnitY! Wolfe and Dain rush in, but Wolfe came prepared with a billy club! He goes all out on the Authors, there’s no disqualifications. Speaking of, Big Damo finds a trash can! Wolfe moshes while Damo puts in chairs, the trash cans, a chain, and kendo sticks. Eric and Wolfe use those chairs to unleash on the Authors, Strong, and the Undisputed Era. Fans want tables, so Damo obliges! The Beast of Belfast has Houston hot for the extreme levels SAnitY is bringing this match to. Wolfe sets up one table, Eric the other. Kyle tries a chair shot on the German Ax Man, misses and hits himself, to then get a German Suplex! Fish tries to get extreme, he gets slammed on that can!
Damo finally enters the cage, Wolfe hits Strong with the can, Damo locks the cage door with a chain and padlock. The Authors get the edge on Wolfe, Damo eats the key, then clobbers Strong and the Undisputed Era one man at a time. Damo stares down with Akam & Rezar, and starts fighting off the Authors by himself. Damo puts them together, and squashes them in one corner. Then dropkick back senton to hit them both! Damo surveys his surroundings, Strong brawls with Wolfe, Damo climbs up to the top rope, and then jumps “For SAnitY!”
Big Damo crossbody topples The Authors, Strong and even his teammates. Cover, Cole breaks it up. Damo is wild eyed as he hunts Cole back to Ring 1. Cole has a kendo stick, swings, nothing! Damo slaps the stick out of Cole’s hand, grabs Cole by both hands, but Fish saves Cole with kicks to Damo’s legs. Fish runs, sunset flip but Damo too big. Cole comes in, Michinoku Driver puts Cole on Fish! Double cover, ax kick from Kyle breaks the pin. Kyle goes after Damo, but gets a forearm and then cage wall. Damo hasn’t slowed down, he fireman carry on Kyle, then catches Strong’s crossbody, Samoan Drop Fall Away, while Wolfe and Eric get the exact same from Rezar! Damo and Rezar lock eyes as the two biggest men in this match, they meet in the middle to brawl. Damo gets the edge, drags Rezar into Ring 1, Rezar boots Damo back, Damo gives the bicycle boot. Rezar swings, Damo ducks, big body check! Akam boots in, scoops Damo, powerslam! Cover, Kyle breaks with a fist full of chain. Kyle flounders up but still hits a tornado DDT! Eric up, Cole gives him an enziguri! Fish kicks away at Strong, reDRagon and Cole hit a SUPERKICK Chasing the Dragon! Damo is back up, but everyone else is down out of exhaustion. Cole gets clobbered, reDRagon dodges and kicks away, double kick vice. Wolfe boots Fish, Kyle ax ’n’ smashes Wolfe! Kyle has that chain again, he’s getting a sinister idea. Kyle goes to Wolfe to chain him up around the face and arm, it’s a heavy metal Arm-ageddon! Wolfe resists, Eric climbs up, Eric drops an elbow on Kyle! Arm-ageddon averted, Eric crawls over, Fish moonsaults onto Eric! All nine men are down, fans are loving this but they still want to see a table get involved. Damo, Kyle and Rezar are in Ring 2, Rezar lifts Kyle while Akam has Fish, Damo ends up in the middle of the Super Collider!
Cover in Ring 1, Eric breaks it just in time. Rezar joins Ring 1 again, they take Eric but he slips out to disrupt their plans. Eric clotheslines Akam then fireman carry to Rezar, Death Valley of Rezar onto Akam!
Eric gets to a cover, Strong and Cole both break it up. Strong and Cole brawl now, Cole shoved into Eric for End of Heartache! Lumbar check for Eric, Shining Wizards for Kyle and Fish, backbreaker for Wolfe, jumping knee for Damo, AND Olympic Slam! Cover, Cole SUPERKICKs Strong to break it up. Back to all men down, fans still want tables. Cole climbs up, takes aim at Strong, but Eric sneaks up behind him to pounce. Cole fights him off, Strong comes up on the other end, Cole is stuck in the middle again. They all fight three ways, reDRagon and SAnitY join in, then the Authors, DOUBLE TOWERS OF DOOM!!
The only man not affected: Adam Cole! And he revels in it. However, he is now stuck between Akam and Rezar. He hurries up the cage but can’t get away, gets crotch’d instead. The Authors get the tables into Ring 2, and the fans are loving it. Both tables set up together, Cole completely unaware. The Authors return to Cole, climb up together, line up the shot, but Eric and Wolfe crawl over. Cole fights the Authors off while SAnitY attacks from behind, Cole gets up on top of the cage. Escape means forfeit, is he throwing the match? Speaking of throwing, Wolfe throws Rezar with a SUPER GERMAN through the tables!!
Wolfe and Rezar are down, Eric takes Akam out with a flying neckbreker! Cole crawls on the edge of the cage, but Damo has revived. Kyle has, too, and takes aim with a can. Damo knocks Kyle down, but Kyle kicks and strikes back. Damo clobbers him with a spinning lariat! Cole has by now crawled to a corner of the cage’s rim, Damo brings Kyle into position and wedges in a trash can. Damo then climbs up, and tells Cole to watch this. COAST 2 COAST!
Damo took as much out of himself as he did Kyle, only Cole can stand as he’s atop the cage. With forfeit on the outside, he has no choice but to go back inside, but he doesn’t get a chance to jump as he sees Strong standing up in the center of the ring, right in his way. Strong climbs up after Cole, Cole changes his mind about not leaving the cage. However, Strong keeps him from getting down, drags him up, and with fans begging “Please Don’t Die!”, SUPERPLEX ON TO EVERYONE!!
The fans are losing their minds, Strong covers, TWO!! Even after all that, this match isn’t over. In fact, “This is Awesome!” The nine men finally stir, Damo and Akam end up both going to the intersection, and brawl. Damo backs Akam down, gets room but gets caught, in a modified Last Chapter! However, Kyle goes after Rezar with a sleeper to prevent a cover. Fish helps out with strikes, high-low sweep! Eric and Wolfe get up, Fish put into steel again. Wolfe is bleeding but helps Eric give Kyle the back suplex neckbreaker! Strong gives Wolfe a big slam, and is alone with Cole. They brawl again, back and forth with forearms, Cole is put into the wall but Eric wheelbarrows Strong into the other side. Kendo outta nowhere from Cole to Eric, and Cole isn’t done yet. He takes aim, but Eric grabs a chair. Cole doesn’t care, Shining Wizard through the chair, Undisputed Era wins! They have somehow survived the return of WarGames, can they continue to #ShocktheSystem?
This was simply amazing. Beginning to end, so much incredible action and story, no complaints really. Ohno and Lars open the show, naturally, and also with a natural ending as Lars goes over to keep his dominant singles win streak alive. I feel like now should be the time Ohno gets to come up to main, what more can Ohno do if he isn’t going to be NXT Champion? Ohno on SmackDown to face Corbin for the US Title would be great for everyone as far as I can tell. Aleister VS Velveteen was so good, the crowd was so into it for both guys, man it was amazing. Aleister wins for much of the same reasons Lars did, that win streak is going to be important for Aleister, as well. And I suppose Aleister is leaning towards Face if he was willing to show respect to Velveteen by saying his name even after all this between them. With guys like Lars, Aleister, Velveteen and others, NXT really needs to consider a secondary title for their sakes, so that less talents are left waiting for a chance at the main title, a chance that might never come.
That Woman’s Championship Fatal 4 was really good, too, it was really hard to be sure who was winning as everyone got to have their finish. I almost thought Peyton had it, but Kairi just barely breaks things up, a slight botch perhaps as it could’ve easily ended up being Peyton by accident. However, Ember gets her finish last on two targets at once, a great surprise to finally win her the championship, and with Regal and Asuka both there to award her, it was a great moment all around. That NXT Championship match was just as incredible, story elements really worked as Zelina goes above and beyond to help her client get advantages, and in the end it works out. At least story wise, as it is revealed that McIntyre is actually injured. But Houston had a strong Almas following so they were pleased, and all of this this really changes up things going forward for NXT. Then, WWE’s modifications to WarGames didn’t change that the main event was match of the night, week, and month, and up there for Match of the Year for NXT. Great stuff all the way from the introductions — like Undisputed Era and the Authors of Pain taunting SAnitY’s caged members and Strong being in AoP gear a la Kurt Angle in Shield gear — to the very end, with big spot after big spot but never getting boring or overdone. I think every member of SAnitY was bleeding in some capacity by the end, but especially Wolfe after getting a table edge through that double-edged Super German Suplex through tables. Undisputed Era goes over, it just seems to make sense if reDRagon is going to challenge for NXT Tag Team Champions and Cole wants after the NXT Championship. Cole might get his chance, too, if McIntyre isn’t fit to have his rematch against Almas, but if Cole-Almas is anything like tonight, no one will complain.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (6/17/19)
Who faces Samoa Joe for the United States Championship?!
It’s the last Raw before Stomping Grounds!
Raw stops in Los Angeles before heading to Tacoma, and has a HUGE match to determine a #1 Contender to the United States Championship! Who wins a Fatal 5 Way to then take on Samoa Joe for the title?
- WWE United States Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match: The Miz VS Braun Strowman VS Ricochet VS Bobby Lashley VS Cesaro; Ricochet wins and will challenge Samoa Joe for the title at WWE Stomping Grounds.
- The Viking Raiders VS ???; the Viking Raiders win.
- 2 out of 3 Falls Six Man Tag: The New Day VS Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn; The New Day wins.
- The Usos VS The Good Brothers; The Usos win.
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The IIconics VS Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross; The IIconics win and retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.
- Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan w/ Rowan; restarted as…
- Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan, Ringside Ban; Rollins wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ladies and Gentlemen, Elias.
The Drifter opens Raw in LA, and says he was talking to Anthony Davis. “Why? Why would you want to move to Los Angeles?” Davis said it’s because he’s garbage, and should be with other pieces of garbage. So he moved to a city where the people are more toxic than the air. Elias would rather be anywhere else, but he was invited here by Baron Corbin. And Elias is wearing referee stripes, because HE is the special guest referee for Stomping Grounds! Corbin’s trust- doesn’t matter because Seth Rollins SMACKS Elias from behind! And again! And again! Over and over and over, Rollins unleashes his fury on Corbin’s pick for special guest ref! Rollins then demands a mic so he can speak.
“After every thing I’ve been through with Brock Lesnar, I am done playing games!” Corbin still needs a special guest referee, but Rollins has a message for those who want that position. It is the first and last warning. It doesn’t matter what Corbin promises, but the chair is what awaits them. “So choose wisely!” The Architect opens Raw with a Universal title ultimatum! Will Corbin get anyone to line up for the job now that Rollins is ready to burn them down?
The Miz is here!
The Hollywood A-Lister has his shot at a Stomping Grounds match, but he wants to “check” on Elias real quick. Skull-Crushing Finale for the Drifter! Bobby Lashley comes out next, to SPEAR Elias! The Rocky Mountain Machine isn’t going to be shown up by Miz, it seems. Then Cesaro appears to take Elias for a swing! He goes around and around and around, for just under 10! After Cesaro is the One and Only, Ricochet! Elias sits up, only to get Ricochet’s Code Breaker! But then BRAUN appears! And yes, he finishes Elias off with a MONSTER SLAM! And with that, their massive match is up next!
WWE United States Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 5 Way ELIMINATION Match: The Miz VS Braun Strowman VS Ricochet VS Bobby Lashley VS Cesaro!
After Miz TV became an open forum on last week’s Raw, it is clear Samoa Joe has a long and star-studded list to contend with. They all got to show what they can do to Elias, but what will they do to each other in order to meet the Samoan Submission Machine at Stomping Grounds?
Raw returns with the bell, and Strowman SHOTGUN dropkicks Lashley and Cesaro! Miz and Ricochet go after Strowman but get shoved away. Strowman grabs Cesaro and Lashley to shove them out! Miz hops on for a sleeper hold then Ricochet runs in, only to get run over! Strowman throws Miz off to then throw him across the ring! Lashley returns but gets blasted back out. Cesaro throws a European Uppercut, and manages a torture rack lift! Cesaro slams Strowman to the mat! But he won’t stop there, the Swiss Cyborg wants the Neutralizer! But Strowman back drops out of it! Cesaro lands on his feet to springboard, but gets caught! MONSTER SLAM! But Strowman can’t cover, and Lashley runs in, only to get a MONSTER SLAM onto Cesaro! Cover, Strowman ELIMINATES Cesaro!
Samoa Joe watches from ringside and is impressed, slightly. Ricochet springboards in and Strowman catches him! To ram him into a corner! Then throw him across the way! Miz returns but gets a BOOT! Lashley slips back in, and catches Strowman to a complete shot. Now Lashley tries his strength in snap suplexing Strowman! Lashley hits Miz out of the ring then does the same to Ricochet. But Strowman is up and ready, scoops and SLAMS Lashley! Cover, Strowman ELIMINATES Lashley!! That’s two men who #GotTheseHands! But then Strowman sees the other two on the outside, and he runs Miz over! Strowman keeps going and BLASTS Ricochet off his feet! He keeps going, to blast Miz again! The Monster roars, then puts Miz in the ring.
Miz makes it to a corner, and Strowman runs in for a monster splash. Strowman keeps going, for a second! He scoops Miz but Lashley returns to SPEAR Strowman! There are no disqualifications, so he AND Cesaro return! Cesaro lifts Strowman for a Neutralizer!! Ricochet doesn’t complain as he gives Strowman the 630 senton! Cover, and it’s a TRIPLE cover! They ELIMINATE Strowman!! The Swiss Cyborg and the All Mighty get even with the Monster Among Men, and Joe just laughs. Strowman glares as he grabs Ricochet to THROW at Lashley! Strowman then drags Lashley up to throw him into barriers! The Monster turns his attention to Cesaro and BLASTS him on stage! Cesaro hits LED walls! But Miz and Ricochet are still in this match. Who makes it back up while we go to break?
Raw returns as Ricochet gets Miz with running headscissors! Miz ends up in a corner and Ricochet runs in, but is put on the apron. Miz slides out and trips Ricochet up! Then Miz goes back in, builds speed but misses the wrecking ball dropkick as Ricochet gets in. Ricochet runs and FLIES, wiping himself and Miz out! Joe is mildly impressed as Ricochet gets Miz back inside. Ricochet climbs a corner but has to land on his feet when Miz moves. Miz runs into boots, and Ricochet slips to the outside. Ricochet bumps Miz off buckles then kicks him away. Ricochet springboards, but into a full nelson! Miz wants but is denied the Finale with a wheelbarrow roll-up! TWO, and Miz kicks low to DDT Ricochet down hard! Cover, TWO!
Miz keeps his cool as he goes after Ricochet with It Kicks! He kicks and kicks and kicks, then powers up the buzzsaw. Ricochet ducks but gets another kick. Miz runs into Ricochet’s dropkick-flip, but still ducks the enziguri! Miz knees Ricochet in the leg, but Ricochet rolls him up out of the Figure Four! TWO, and Ricochet hobbles away. Ricochet still enziguris Miz away in the corner. He somersaults, but into the takedown, Figure Four Leglock is on!! Fans rally both ways as Miz puts on the leverage. Ricochet avoids a cover, and works to turn this over. Miz fights him back, keeping the hold from reversing. Ricochet keeps trying, and gets the full turn! Miz endures now, and powers through to put it back on Ricochet! Ricochet gets the ropebreak!
Miz lets go while Joe watches intensely. Miz slowly stands and hobbles over to Ricochet. He drags Ricochet but Ricochet holds ropes. Miz stomps the legs, tries again, but cradle counter! TWO, and Ricochet dumps Miz to the apron. Ricochet can barely run, and Miz springboards, into a CODE BREAKER! Ricochet wills himself to climb up top on one leg! He aims, 630 hits!! Cover, Ricochet wins!!
Winner: Ricochet, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the WWE United States Championship
Samoa Joe keeps a poker face on, but then attacks Ricochet! The Destroyer shows Ricochet no mercy as he shoves him to the ropes. Joe runs but Ricochet dumps him out! And Ricochet manages to FLY again! The King of Flight shows the crusher of dreams what he’s capable of! Will he get to show Joe even more at Stomping Grounds?
The Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, is here!
Stomping Grounds is Sunday, but The Man doesn’t want to wait until then to call out her contender. LA is happy to see Becky as she speaks. “The Man has come around, but now, Lacey Evans, get out here right now.” Week after week, Becky has to see that “dopey head drone on,” but for once, she has to agree with Lacey. The next time they’re within striking distance, Becky will give Lacey what she deserves. Lacey talks about doing whatever it takes to get ahead. Well how about Becky do everyone a favor and kick Lacey’s but all over LA? The Sassy Southern Belle finally appears!
“Lord, would you look at that.” Nobody cares about Becky’s opinion. Becky is mad because she doesn’t understand Lacey. Well Becky understands Lacey likes to talk as slow as humanly possible compared to getting whooped again. Lacey is a tall drink of water and a classy hat, but deep down she’s tough as nails and has been through things that not even The Man could comprehend. Or is this where Lacey tries to pluck on our heartstrings? Well this is Hollywood, so give us an act. Lacey would love a movie about herself. Lacey is not just a lady, she is a real United States Marine. Boot camp by morning and cotillian by night, all with dignity and grace. It’s what the Women’s Division deserves.
Becky knows the story, which is why it’s so hard to see why Lacey does this. Why does Lacey attack cowardly? Becky respects who Lacey was, but who Lacey is now is just trash. Well it’s what all of WWE needs. They need a legitimate, confident and classy lady to set an example. Not a “nasty” like Becky. Becky can be beat. She’s down to one belt, but- Becky grabs Lacey for a Becksloder! Becky holds her belt high, but will she be able to knock Lacey off her high horse once and for all?
The Revival visit Shane’s VIP Lounge!
The Best in the World and Scottish Terminator welcome the Raw Tag Team Champions and offer them a drink. They’re all still celebrating their recent triumphs, but will the party last past Stomping Grounds?
Backstage interview with Baron Corbin.
The Lone Wolf knows Elias is now out as guest ref after what Rollins, and all those other superstars, did to him. How much is Corbin scrambling to find a replacement? He’s not scrambling at all. What happened happened, but Corbin has a lot of great choices left. He has someone in mind, and he’ll reveal them on a special edition of the Kevin & Sami Show. But then Rollins finds and SMACKS Corbin! Rollins would offer Corbin a seat, but he has work to do. Will the Lone Wolf lose his confidence with Rollins and that steel chair still roaming the halls?
The Planet’s Tag Team Champions appear on Raw!
The Wild Card Rule brings the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan and Rowan, over, and Bryan knows why. “Because this place sucks.” Bryan means both Raw and Los Angeles. Everyone knows that LA is the smog capital of America, and is filled with ignorant and impotent people! But Rowan & Bryan will lift you up out of the smog and educate you, as well as excite you! Tonight, Bryan will do that by destroying Universal Champion, Seth Rollins. He will prove that even one half of the Planet’s Tag Team Champions is better than all of Raw, showing the Raw Tag Team Division that SmackDown has the best team in history! Prepare to be excited! But wait! Here’s something truly exciting: the return of the Viking Raiders!
The Viking Raiders VS ???
Erik and Ivar are back and ready to continue where they left off! Will they continue on their warpath at the expense of Russ and Randy Taylor?
The bell rings and Erik gives shotgun knees to Russ! Then he drags Randy in to throw him overhead! Tag to Ivar and the Raiders give Randy the springboard lariat German Suplex combo! Then they feed Russ to THOR’S HAMMER! Cover, the Viking Raiders win!
Winners: The Viking Raiders, Ivar pinning
Russ and Randy just went through a #VikingExperience they’ll never forget! But will the war spread from Raw to SmackDown thanks to the Wild Card Rule?
Who is that in the crowd?
It’s R-Truth and Carmella in disguise!! Well they have to keep the WWE 24/7 Champion safe. But too late! Everyone from Robert Roode to No Way Jose to Cedric Alexander are after him! They go under the ring, but they LED boards prevent anyone from getting through. So the only side left to them is opposite hard camera! The horde of contenders drags someone out from under the ring! It’s… Titus O’Neil!? Was he waiting for Truth under there? Carmella and Truth run out the other side! The chase is on, #RunTruthRun!
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn go over things with Baron Corbin.
The music hits, and it’s time for their talk show! What will these two have to ask Corbin after the break?
Heath Slater visits Shane in the VIP section.
He was hoping to talk with the Best in the World about something, but they’re in the middle of having a meal. Slater didn’t mean to interrupt, but he just figured, since #IGotKids is real, and the kids are getting older, money is tight. Can he get a raise or something? That takes a lot of balls to come in here and ask for stuff. Shane has kids, too. But he also has a lot of money. The answer is no. But, Slater can walk out on his won. This is a private party. McIntyre will take care of things.
Slater gets on the phone with the family, but McIntyre comes by to talk with Slater. He apologizes. It hurts to see Slater like this. McIntyre will do something for his old pal. Slater doesn’t want a handout, but McIntyre insists. He brings out his wallet, but drops it on the ground. Slater bends down to get it for him, but McIntyre attacks! The Scottish Terminator doesn’t care about 3MB as he slams Slater into the cases over and over! The Revival get McIntyre off him, because McIntyre needs to save his aggression for Roman Reigns on Sunday. Also Scott Dawson pockets some of McIntyre’s cash. McIntyre calms down, the Revival pick up the rest of McIntyre’s money, and they leave Slater down and out in the hall. What will become of the One Man Band now?
Raw returns to the Kevin & Sami Show!
This is a special night because the show returns at all! Kevin apologizes Sami for the lack of new graphics. “Thanks a lot, Bob!!” Bob’s incompetence aside, they introduce the former acting GM of Raw, the multiple time Golden Gloves boxing champion, the former WWE United States Champion, former Mr. MITB, and the man who retired Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania, “LA’s Favorite’s Son,” Baron Corbin! LA boos Corbin as he joins Kevin and Sami in the ring. The first thing Sami says to Corbin is that this is a safe space. This is a safe work environment, which is more than Sami can say about the WWE as a whole!
Just look at what Rollins did to Elias, and then to Sami when Sami was a referee! There have been zero repercussions, so sadly, Sami must step down as a possible referee candidate. Kevin does so, too, in solidarity with Sami. But these two felt there are still plenty of great choices, so please, Corbin, who did you choose? Corbin had a line outside the locker room! But here is a man who can certainly count 1 2 3. Drum roll please, for… EC3! The Top One Percent is now the Top One Official! But then Rollins SMACKS EC3, too! The Architect shows no mercy as he keeps his promise to the roster! Corbin can’t believe this! Is Rollins going to keep doing this? He’s taking an opportunity for an up-and-coming superstar? Well, back to square one.
Awwwww~ LA~! Don’t you dare be sour, clap for your WWE Champion, and FEEL~, the POWER~! Kevin tries to figure out the math on Wild Cards, but the New Day just help lay EC3 to rest. Sami has the music stop to confront them. They aren’t guests on the Kevin & Sami Show. And they’re not supposed to be here per Wild Card Rule rules! Please go away. Well first, the WWE Champion gets to go where he wants, when he wants! And then he’ll bring his boys because that’s what fans want! Kofi Kingston shouldn’t worry about all that stuff! He should worry about losing his title! If it isn’t Ziggler at Stomping Grounds, it’ll be Kevin the next time! Oh like at Money in the Bank? Wait, nope. He did not do it!
And when it comes to Ziggler, Kofi has him where he wants him: inside a steel cage! No more running, no more sneak attacks, it’ll be a war! And then Kofi will still be our W, W, E, World, Heavy, Weight, CHAMPION~! Corbin figures that referee issues aside, Kevin and Sami can still help Corbin beat the New Day back to SmackDown where they belong! Well is that a challenge? If only they had an official out here to sanction this match. But who? Who who who? Oh, EC3 is still wearing the stripes. The New Day help EC3 up so that he can still fulfill his duties! In a very Weekend at Bernie’s way… So would he mind being an official for this match? “Sure I’d love to! This match is officially a Six Man Tag team match! And that match is gonna be happening… riiiight now~!”
Well then, will the New Day keep rolling now that they’re back at 100%? Or will the Lone Wolf gain some last minute momentum with the help of Sami & Kevin?
AJ Styles is in the trainer’s area.
The Phenomenal One is good to go! But wait, Doctors Anderson and Gallows visit their old buddy real quick. No, wait, no! Guys, c’mon, Styles is fine! He doesn’t need you guys to check up on him. But he was wondering where they’ve been. They all debuted three years ago in Staples Center. They dominated the Usos, and have been cool ever since. Well, they were cool in Japan, too. But they’ve had great matches with all the big names. And arguably the best team on the planet, the Usos. But seriously? Did these two get comfortable? They made money and have great stuff at home, but how about winning? How about being on TV? How about being anywhere?! Time to get serious again. Styles misses the old Gallows & Anderson.
Styles wants serious? Speaking of the Usos, they’re having another match with them. Let’s see who is serious when they beat the best team on the planet, again.
2 out of 3 Falls Six Man Tag: The New Day VS Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn!
Raw returns as these teams sort out, and yes, this match has been upgraded! What will it take for a trio not to win once but twice in the same match?!
Woods starts with Sami and they tie up. Sami gets the arm and pulls the fingers. Woods endures as Sami grinds his shoulder. LA rallies for New Day as Woods spins through to wrench Sami back. Sami slips around and wrenches Woods, but Woods spins and rolls and wrenches Sami! But Sami puts Woods in a corner and throws a big forearm. Sami whips Woods corner to corner but Woods goes up and over. Woods speeds things up and slides to hit a roaring elbow! Cover, ONE! Woods keeps on Sami but Sami pushes him to their corner. Tag to Kevin and the frenemies beat Woods down. Kevin stomps away then says, “This is MY show!” Fans boo as he tags in Corbin, and Corbin stomps Woods now.
Big E runs in but the ref keeps him back. Corbin taunts Big E then drags Woods up for a knee. Corbin mocks the New Day clap then punches Woods back down! He drags Woods up and elbows Woods in the head. He has Woods in a half nelson and grinds him to the mat. Fans rally up and Woods powers up. Corbin back suplexes, Woods lands on his feet and enziguris Corbin down! Both men are down but Kevin tags in. Kevin stomps Woods down and taunts the New Day. Kevin drops a senton, but onto knees! He tags Sami, and Sami drags Woods away. Woods punches Sami but Sami whips Woods away. Woods rolls Sami up, The new Day win the first fall!
New Day – 1; Corbin-Kevin-Sami: 0
A huge advantage for #Kofimania and his team, but will they pull off the sweep after the break?
Raw returns with the second fall, and Corbin stomps away on Big E in the corner. Fans boo and jeer but Corbin soaks it up. Corbin tags Kevin and Kevin stomps Big E now. Kevin rains down rights then drops more stomps. Sami gets cheap shots in behind the ref’s back. Kevin mocks Kofi as he returns, then goes after Big E with a back senton! Cover, TWO! Kevin tags Sami in and they mug Big E. Sami throws down hands fast and furious! LA boos while Sami boasts “That’s how you do it!” Sami goes back to Big E with haymakers, but Big E fights back! Big E throws hands on everyone but Sami punches him back. Sami mule kicks Big E, then runs, but Big E throws him out!
Big E hurries but gets a SUPERKICK from Kevin! Kevin waves mockingly at Kofi before covering, TWO! Kevin grows annoyed and tags in Corbin. Corbin goes to Big E in the corner to whip corner to corner and hard! Corbin grins at The New Day as he drags Big E up. He throws big hands on Big E, then tags to Sami. Corbin holds Big E in the corner for Sami to stomp and punch. Sami tags Kevin and Kevin bumps Big E off buckles. Kevin throws haymakers of his own, then hits Woods just because! Kevin runs at Big E but Big E dodges, sending Kevin into post! The fans rally up but Kevin returns, only to get a belly2belly! Hot tags to Kofi and Corbin! Kofi rallies on Corbin and dropkicks him, to then hit a leap- Corbin throws Kofi into a corner! But gets a swing kick!
Kofi climbs up and leaps, BIG crossbody! Cover, TWO!! But Kofi knocks Corbin down with a Penalty Kick! And then adds on the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! LA fires up with Kofi as he goes to the corner. Kofi takes aim at Corbin, but has to swipe at Sami. Kofi runs into DEEP SIX! Cover, but Woods breaks it up! Big E gets kicks from Sami and Woods gets punches from Kevin. Corbin drags Kofi up, whips him in, but misses in the corner. Corbin slides out, in, but misses Kofi to hit Sami! Kevin gets upset with Corbin, and the two argue. Kevin SUPERKICKS Corbin! Sami and Kevin leave Corbin behind! Kofi gives Corbin some Trouble in Paradise! Cover, the New Day wins!
Winners: The New Day, 2-0
And there’s the sweep! The Lone Wolf can’t get anyone to stick by his side, how is he supposed to have a special guest referee? As for Kofi, will the dream come true continue past Stomping Grounds?
Alexa Bliss finds Nikki Cross backstage.
The Goddess has a gift for her! A new mug! No, not the mug, the thing in the mug. Oh a scroll! “The Goddess invites you to join her tonight in the ring for a Women’s Tag Team title match versus the IIconics.” OMG really? Nikki’s first title match in the WWE! Alexa knew Nikki would be upset that they didn’t just win their way, so Alexa worked her magic to get them this. Plus, with Stomping Grounds, Alexa becomes a SmackDown Women’s Champion that treats the fans right. What does that mean? Just more Bayley drama, no need to worry about that. Tonight is about them becoming tag champions together. Nikki is so excited! Try decaf. But energy levels aside, will the Goddess and the Twisted Sister take those titles off Peyton & Billie?
Paul Heyman returns to Raw!
The Advocate to the Beast introduces himself as he always does, representing Mr. MITB 2019, BROCK, LESNAR. Now forgive Heyman, he’s not that comfortable being on Raw with Rollins smashing people with that steel chair. But again, Heyman is not the threat to Rollins. He makes it very clear to Rollins and the WWE Universe: Heyman is NOT going to be Corbin’s guest referee at Stomping Grounds, nor does he want to be. If Corbin were to offer that position, Heyman would respectfully decline! You’d have to be an idiot to take that job because of the beating from Rollins in your future!
Which is why Heyman thought of something. What do the LA Lakers and Seth Rollins have in common? “They both traded away their balls!” The Lakers gave up Ball so LeBron could have a playmate. Rollins gave up his balls for a steel chair because that’s the only way he’s man enough to fight Brock Lesnar! And to be clear, Brock Lesnar knows how to swing a steel chair, too. So if Rollins is still here, and if Rollins has a match, and against someone like Daniel Bryan, then Rollins is vulnerable. So maybe, just maybe, Lesnar shows up to Raw, too. But then again, maybe not? Heyman wants Rollins to keep guessing that it’s Sunday, or next Monday. Heyamn doesn’t know, the fans don’t know, but most importantly, the future former reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, Seth Freakin’ Rollins doesn’t know.
Baron Corbin talks with Eric Young.
This would be a great opportunity for him to be the referee. EY will consider it, and he wont’ forget Corbin reaching out to him. But then as he turns the corner, he sees Rollins. EY refuses the offer! He did, he really did! He doesn’t look good in stripes, he’s not good at being a ref. Relax, they go back a long way. Rollins knows EY wouldn’t turn on his old pal. But Rollins still SMACKS him down! And again, and again, and again! The Beastslayer has become a mad man, all because of Corbin and Lesnar.
The Usos speak.
“It feels like the Good Brothers, they trying to turn up tonight, Uce!” Those two have something to prove? Well then this is a warning to everyone! Run up, get done up! Raw becomes the Uso Penitentiary up next!
The Usos VS The Good Brothers!
AJ Styles got Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows fired up, wanting his pals to return to old form. Will this be the resurrection of The Club? Or will they fall short as Jimmy & Jey look to #LockDown the whole Raw Tag Team Division?
Raw returns as both teams make their entrance in turn. The teams sort out, and Gallows starts with Jey. They circle and tie up, and Gallows shoves Jey down. Jey gets to a corner but Gallows kicks Jimmy down! Jey uppercuts Gallows then ducks to throw more. Anderson tags in as Gallows uppercuts Jey down! Gallows fireman’s carries and Anderson runs, BOOT O’ DOOM! Cover, TWO!! The Club almost had it, but Anderson keeps on Jey with a rain of rights. Styles watches backstage, cheering his boys on. Anderson clobbers Jimmy on the outside before going back to Jey with a grinding chinlock.
Jey endures and fans build to a rally. Jey gets up and fights out with body shots. Anderson blocks the kick and ducks the dragon whip enziguri, to clobber Jey with a clothesline! Anderson grins as he soaks up the heat. He throws up the Too Sweet and fans join in. Tag to Gallows via Too Sweet, and they drag Jey up again. Gallows suplexes, but Jimmy SUPERKICKS Anderson down! Gallows throws Jimmy out but misses Jey! Jey tags Jimmy then SUPERKICKS! Double SUPERKICKS take Gallows down! Cover, the Usos win!!
Winners: The Usos, Jimmy pinning
Styles is frustrated, but so are Gallows & Anderson. Did their egos cost them against the best team in the WWE today? Can they make their comeback next time?
The Best Posse in the World continues their celebration.
Shane makes sure his boys are okay, and yes, they’re definitely having a good time. But with Roman Reigns waiting at Stomping Grounds, will the good times come to an end?
Roman Reigns returns to Raw!
The Big Dog is again a Wild Card as he walks out to the ring. Stomping Grounds will be the battleground for Roman and Drew McIntyre, and naturally Roman is still in a bad mood from that “loss” to Shane McMahon at Super Showdown. Roman picks up the mic as LA cheers. “What’s going on, LA?” Super Showdown was not a good look for Roman, but he won’t make excuses. Excuses aren’t entertaining. But you know what is entertaining? Roman whooping some ass tonight! So Roman will give Shane the opportunity to prove he is a man by actually going 1v1 with him tonight.
But Shane talks via titantron. There is some business that needs to be taken care of. Mike Rome introduces “The BEST, in the WOOOOOOOOOORLD~,” despite Shane not being ringside. Shane knows Roman is frustrated, but he shouldn’t be. He lost to the Best in the World. There’s no shame in that. The #TopGuys said that was so hot, it was 102 but felt 150. Roman can’t take the heat, Shane’s Mr. Fahrenheit. But when it comes to this open challenge of sorts, it’s gonna be a no. Shane is chilling. Be more concerned with your Stomping Grounds opponent. McIntyre tells Roman to listen. The only reason McIntyre isn’t tearing Roman apart now is because of Shane. But at Stomping Grounds. McIntyre will kick Roman’s ass, take his name, and beat Roman down until it is uncomfortable to watch. And then McIntyre might pin him.
But the night doesn’t end there. It ends when McIntyre disfigures Roman to the point of Roman’s own children screaming in horror when they see him. Roman has had enough of all this talk, he heads to the backstage area! Shane hears word of this, and the posse moves into action! Roman finds and beats down The Revival first! Dawson ends up in the bathroom and Dash gets thrown into a garage door! Roman finds the VIP lounge, where Shane is still standing! Roman uppercuts McIntyre, then throws him into walls! He SPINEBUSTERS McIntyre through the buffet table! Shane crawls away but The Big Dog hunts him down! They end up at ringside again! Shane leaps the barrier in a single bound, but Roman does, too!
Roman rains down rights then throws Shane into barriers! And then rains down more hands! Roman puts Shane in the ring and takes aim from the corner. He locks ‘n’ loads, for a SUPERMAN PUNCH! Down goes Shane! But Roman won’t stop there, he lets out the battle cry! Shane stands, to get a SPEAR!! The Big Dog finally takes a bite out of the Best in the World! Roman takes the mic back to say, “Crawl to the back and tell Drew I’ma whoop his ass Sunday.” Will Roman crush the Celtic Colossus and make Stomping Grounds his Yard?
SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley, hangs out with Raw superstars, Naomi and Natalya!
These three share memories of good times from their days together, but then Charly Caruso comes by to interview Bayley. What does she have to say to Alexa’s wild accusations of Bayley being a social media bully? Wait, what? There’s even a post saying Bayley wouldn’t take pictures with fans just because they wore Nikki Cross merchandise. Well that’s obviously Alexa posting it! Bayley will sort this out soon enough.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The IIconics VS Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross!
Finally, the so-called fighting champions will defend their titles! Peyton Royce & Billie Kay return to Raw to defend the cross-brand belts against the Goddess of Raw and her crazy new compatriot. But will Alexa’s true colors be shown before going for SmackDown gold on Sunday? Or can she keep the wool over Nikki’s eyes long enough to become a Women’s Triple Crown winner?
Raw returns as Billie & Peyton make their entrance. They made it to the city of angels! Tinsel Town! Stars and A-Listers! Which is perfect for them to defend their Women’s Tag Team Championships in! Against…? Alexa & Nikki! Seriously? Were there no other teams available? Well Alexa was a champ, and she’s tagging with Nikki. That’s like LeBron’s career. He was champion with other teams, and then came to LA and lost. Aw, poor LeBron. The only ones here with bright futures are the two with titles. They are the future, and the future is IICONIC! Strike the pose! But then Nikki and Alexa make their entrance, and we begin this long-awaited tag title match!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and teams sort out. But wait! Bayley makes her own appearance! She wants to make sure Alexa remembers their match is Sunday. Will Alexa be able to focus? Find out, after the break.
Raw returns again, and Alexa starts with Billie. Billie talks trash to tiny, tiny Alexa, but Alexa SLAPS her! Billie gets mad and throws Alexa down by her hair! But then Alexa yanks her into buckles and stomps away! Alexa shouts at the ref for counting, then SLAPS Billie again! Alexa scares Peyton off but Billie gets a sneak attack in. Tag to Peyton, and the IIconics wring, kick and kick Alexa down. IICONIC pose. Bayley looks aggravated by them. Alexa rolls Peyton, TWO! Tag to Nikki, and she throws Peyton around with arm-drags! She Oklahoma Rolls Peyton, TWO! Jawbreaker! Peyton staggers and Nikki dropkicks her down! Nikki climbs up top and leaps, but her crossbody flops! Tag to Billie, and she covers Nikki fast, TWO!
Billie argues with the ref then goes after Nikki at the ropes. She stomps Nikki then clubs her to the IIconic corner. Tag to Peyton and they mug Nikki. Peyton knocks Nikki down then hooks on a half nelson and chinbar. Fans rally for Nikki, which Bayley is all for. Nikki fights up but Peyton throws her down. Cover, TWO! Peyton is furious now, and she drags Nikki over to tag Billie. The IIconics mug Nikki more, and Billie grinds her boot into Nikki. The IIconics say Nikki is nothing, but she fights out! Nikki clubs away on Billie, then headbutts and whips. Billie holds ropes and kicks back, then clobbers Nikki with a forearm. Billie pushes Alexa off the apron, and Bayley confronts Alexa on the social media lies. Alexa shoves Bayley down!
Meanwhile, Nikki clobbers Billie down! Nikki hits Peyton but Billie rolls Nikki! Bayley goes after Alexa! The IIconics win!!
Winners: The IIconics, by pinfall; still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
Bayley just cost Alexa and her “friend,” which only helps Alexa’s narrative seem more believable to Nikki. But lies aside, will Alexa truly be the first Raw superstar to hold the SmackDown Women’s Championship?
Alexa and Nikki regroup backstage.
Alexa apologizes, and asks if Nikki’s okay. If only Bayley didn’t interfere, there’d be new women’s tag team champions tonight. Nikki sees Bayley’s true colors! Bayely crushed Nikki’s dreams. But Nikki wants Alexa to do that to Bayley. Nikki will be in Alexa’s corner! Is this all according to plan?
Raw presents a new episode of Firefly Fun House!
Well hey, there! Bray Wyatt is just gardening. Our minds are a lot like gardens. All anyone needs is some water, some sun, and then your ideas will grow! But some ideas are full of worms. Those are no good! There will be people who lie to you. Like people saying the Earth is round. Or that dinosaurs are extinct! What do any of them know? But Brya knows what it’s like to be different. That’s why he built this place! So that we could all be together forever! Him, Mercy, Abby, the again repaired Ramblin’ Rabbit, Ham, Devil Vince. Join them where the fun never has to end. Yes, join us. JOIN US!! “People worship what they fear. Fear is power. Follow the leader.” And do the muscle man dance! REMIX!
The Fiend?! He’s back!? “FOLLOW THE LEADER!!” And let him in.
Backstage interview with Daniel Bryan.
He vowed to destroy Seth Rollins, but Rollins has been destroying a lot of other superstars. What will he do about the super aggressive Architect/ Bryan has a question for them: why has no one taken that chair from Rollins? Is it because management likes seeing Rollins on a rampage? But in the end, Rollins is NOT a better wrestler than Bryan! The Beastslayer has been a badass with the chair, but he has never done and never will do is beat Daniel Bryan! Will the SmackDown Tag Team Champion defeat Raw’s top champion here tonight?
Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan w/ Rowan!
Raw returns as the Planet’s Tag Team Champions make their entrance! But of course, the Universal Champion isn’t far behind, and he still has that chair! The chair is bent and dented from all the damage it’s done, but will Rollins need to use it a little bit more tonight? Or can he have his match with Bryan and get out before a cash-in?
The bell rings and Rollins circles with Bryan. They tie up and Bryan headlocks to a takeover. Rollins headscissors but Bryan pops out. They go again and roles reverse as Rollins gets the headlock takeover. Bryan stands up instead to power out, but Rollins runs him over. Things speed up and Bryan tosses Rollins out. Bryan builds speed but Rollins punches him away! Rollins springboards for the lariat! Bryan bails out and Rollins runs to DIVE! Direct hit into barriers! Rollins gets back in and keeps going, to DIVE into Rowan’s claws! IRON CLAW to the apron!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by disqualification
Big Red doesn’t care about DQ’s as he clubs away on Rollins in the ring! Bryan soaks up the heat and Rowan sets Rollins up for the Knee Plus! But then The New Day come out! They go after their old enemies, Trouble in Paradise for Bryan! But then Kevin and Sami come in to go after them! And the Revival, too! They go after Woods, Kofi and Big E, but then the USOS come in! The Usos want after the Revival, and it’s just a crazy brawl! The Usos throw the #TopGuys out, then DOUBLE SUPERKICK Rowan! Big E clotheslines Rowan out! These five fire up and the Usos DOUBLE FLY! They bowl over everyone! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” as referees and security come out!
Bryan and Rollins are still in the ring and there’s going to be a RESTART! There will be a ban for everyone else at ringside, what happens now that things are truly 1v1?!
Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan!
Raw returns once more with the bell! Rollins and Bryan go at each other fast and furious! Rollins whips but Bryan holds ropes. Bryan dumps Rollins way out and hard! Bryan fetches Rollins to throw him into the steel steps! The ref begins a ring count, but Bryan drags Rollins in at 5. Bryan runs corner to corner for a dropkick! And then another! Bryan runs again, into a clothesline! Both men are down, but LA rallies up for Rollins. Rollins and Bryan slowly stand and Rollins throws punches and chops! He CHOPS then whips, but Bryan goes up and over. Bryan runs, dodges, but gets a Slingblade! Cover, TWO!
Rollins keeps his cool as he gets to his feet. He glares at Bryan as he stomps, “Burn It Down!” Fans chant along and Rollins aims. Mule kick and run, but Bryan avoids the stomp to roll Rollins up! TWO, and Rollins rolls Bryan! TWO, Bryan covers, TWO! Rollins and Bryan stand on wobbly legs, but Bryan throws heavy European Uppercuts. Rollins CHOPS back, and we go back and forth. Then Rollins switches to haymakers and so does Bryan. Bryan goes back to EuroUppers, but the kick misses. He catches the Pele into an Ankle Lock! Rollins flails and reaches, but Bryan shifts his grip to a waistlock, trapped-leg German Suplex! But Rollins falls out of the ring!
LA loves the action as Bryan goes to the apron. Bryan leaps for a flying knee! Rollins goes down hard! Bryan soaks up the heat then drags Rollins up and in at 5 again. Bryan takes his time climbing up high, but Rollins trips him up! Rollins climbs up to join Bryan, but Bryan holds on. Bryan fights back with body shots and then headbutts Rollins down. But Rollins is right back up! SUPERPLEX! Roll through, Falcon Arrow countered! To a LaBell Lock!! Rollins flails and endures as he reaches for ropes again! He claws and crawls, but Bryan shifts to a double arm! But Rollins uses his leg for the ROPEBREAK!
Bryan lets go at the ref’s count of 4, and grimaces as he gets to his feet. Bryan gives Rollins the Yes Kicks! Or should they be the Planet’s Kicks? The buzzsaw hits! Bryan then takes aim at Rollins from a corner. Rollins stands, but catches the knee into a BUCKLE BOMB! SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Rollins can’t believe it! But Rollins just keeps moving, going up top. Rollins leaps, but onto knees! LABELL LOCK RETURNS! Rollins endures all over again, but pries out to high stack! TWO, PELE! CURB STOMP! But Rollins has to crawl to his cover, Rollins still wins!!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall
Finally, the Architect has a win over Daniel Bryan! But just as he gets on stage, Corbin SMACKS Rollins with a chair! This is the Lone Wolf’s revenge from earlier tonight. Corbin SMACKS Rollins again! And again! Corbin drags Rollins into the ring and then drags him up for End of Days! Corbin holds the title up as if he’s already won! But who will his special guest referee be?
AAA’s Review & Results 6/16/2019
Joe brings us AAA updates! Big matches! The Young Bucks defend the Tag Titles!
Joe brings us AAA updates! Big matches! The Young Bucks defend the Tag Titles!
Live on Twitch 6/15
Keyra and Hijo Del Tirantes vs Mamba and Maximo
This match wasn’t even remotely advertised. Well a cookie sheet gets introduced really quickly by Tirantes. After getting beat on some Maximo hits a dive through the middle rope. Nothing really happens for a few minutes. This is a really slow paced match. Mamba hits a power bomb on Keyra, reversing her hurricanrana. Tirantes tries to pretend he was fouled. Ref ain’t having it. Tirantes argues with the ref, Maximo kisses him and then rolls him up for the win. Maximo pins Tirantes with a roll up
Winners: Mamba and Maximo
Dr. Wagner comes out for a promo talking about Silver King. Rey Escorpion comes out saying he doesn’t care. Wagner pushes Rey and folks come out to beat him up but Pagano helps Wagner out.
Taya Valkyrie, Lady Shani, and Scarlett Bordeaux vs La Hiedra, Chik Tormenta, and Tessa Blanchard
Match starts out much quicker than the first thankfully. An array of trading moves. We get some normal back and forth action before it becomes a brawl again. Taya gets hit with a super kick, stunner, then a german suplex. Scarlett does a canadian destroyer on Tessa. Boy has that move been bastardized. Scarlett power bombs Tormenta but the pin gets broken up. Shani has a flurry on Hiedra and Tormenta and Scarlett hits a dive off of the top to the outside. Daga comes down and super kicks Taya and Tessa hook DDTs her for the win. Tessa pins Taya with a hook DDT
Winners: La Hiedra, Chik Tormenta, and Tessa Blanchard
Myzteziz Jr vs Puma King vs Sammy Guevara
A make shift triple threat match. Puma and Myzteziz tried to work on Sammy to start. This match is going at a crazy pace. Myzteziz hits a tornillo splash. Guevara hits one of his own. Myzteziz messes up a hurricanrana spot with Puma. There’s some double team offense with Sammy and Puma. Puma hits an over the top rope dive. Puma counters Myzteziz on the top rope for a power bomb. Sammy comes and hits a shooting star press during the pin to break it up and pin Myzteziz. Sammy Guevara pins Myzteziz Jr with a shooting star press.
Killer Kross comes out. Kross kills Puma King with a kick. He hits a modified F5 on Myzteziz
Winner: Sammy Guevera
Daga vs Laredo Kid
There is a feel out process and then each postures to the crowd. They have some back and forth pinning exchanges and then Daga starts to work him over. Laredo Kid hits a middle rope dive but it hurts him more. Daga takes advantage. It’s really a long casual back and forth. Tessa interferes when Laredo Kid has Daga beat. Laredo Kid goes for a top rope move and Daga low blows him and then double stomps the back of his head for the victory. There was a lot of posturing in this match. They try to remove Laredo Kid’s mask and Taya comes to make the save. Daga pins Laredo Kid with a double stomp to the back of the head.
La Parka, Aerostar, and Hijo del Vikingo vs Chessman, Australian Suicide, and Monster Clown
The rudos quickly beat up on the tecnicos. This is pretty much a hardcore match. A trashcan gets introduced fairly early. Chessman brings a chair in. Vikingo uses his agility to gain the advantage on Chessman. Aerostar hits a tornillo splash and then makes Chessman miss an attack and hit Monster Clown. Aerostar climbs a structure which is legit like 25 feet off of the ground. Aerostar cannon balls off of it. What the hell. Suicide hits a piledriver on Vikingo for a close count. They go to the top rope and over rotate on a spanish fly. Vikingo gets crotched and dropped by Suicide. Suicide goes for a sideways shooting star but Vikingo gets the knees up. Vikingo hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo del Vikingo pins Australian Suicide with an imploder 450.
Winners: La Parka, Aerostar, and Hijo del Vikingo
Dr. Wagner Jr, Psycho Clown, and Pagano vs Rey Escorpion, Taurus, and Killer Kross
Scarlett was a baby face earlier in the night and now she’s heel because she’s with Kevin Kross. They all start brawling on the outside. Dr. Wagner clearly has hair extensions in. It’s hilarious. This is really like 5 on 3 with Scarlett and Hiedra out there. We got cookie sheets and other weapons. Psycho Clown gets his trusty broomstick. Kross is selling on the outside and Scarlett is shielding him. Clown gets his strap and hits everyone with it. Wagner and Escorpion go at it. Kross goes to the top and hits a sloppy frog splash. He goes up to the top again but Puma King comes out and head scissors him. He drops kicks a chair into him then hits a plauncha. Pagano then hits a dive through the middle rope. Wagner hits a flip dive off of the apron on Taurus. Clown gets Rey in a pinning combo and Hiedra stops it. Clown makes Rey attack Hiedra and then Rey takes his mask off for the DQ. Escorpion attacks the ref with a cookie sheet. The rudos stand tall at the end. Which is usual for AAA. Psycho Clown wins via mask removal
Winners: Dr. Wagner Jr, Psycho Clown, and Pagano
Live on Twitch 6/16 Verano de Escandalo
(Reina de Reinas) Keyra vs Lady Shani (Champ) vs Chik Tormenta
Just as the match was gonna start AAA has technical difficulties. Never change AAA. We finally come back to Keyra having Shani in a pinning combo. They apologize for the technical difficulties. Hey don’t apologize to us, you guys probably have a lot of casual viewers for this show. Lol. Keyra hits a nice hurricanrana and split leg moonsault on Shani. She hits a face buster on Tormenta but Shani breaks up the pin. Tormenta does a running death valley on Keyra into Shani. We are a little sloppy in this match but it’s okay, they’re working hard. Shani does a back stabber on Keyra on the apron. I think that hurts Shani more. Tormenta kicks her and does a knee dive off of the apron. Back in the room they do a tower of doom spot. Keyra kicks out of the power bomb by Shani. Shani hits a northern lights suplex on Keyra but she kicks out. Keyra rolls out of a victory roll and stomps on Shani and then pins her. Interesting finish. Keyra pins Shani with a double stomp into a pinning combo.
The Young Bucks come out for a promo. Fenix comes out with that belt he’ll never defend. Pentagon alerts us Los Lucha Bros have 0 fear. Konnan comes out in a D Wade Jersey and a chair. Looking in the best shape he’s looked in years probably. So basically Lucha Bros turned on Konnan so he brings the Bucks in. Konnan slaps Pentagon and the Bucks come running out. The beat down is on. Definitely got better heat this time than last time they were here. Now the crowd knows to boo them later.
Faby Apache vs Hijo del Tirantes
Time to follow up that segment with this match. Tirantes beats up on Faby to start. Tormenta is at ring side with Tirantes so it’s basically a handicap match. Tirantes smashes Faby with a cookie sheet. Faby dodges the attacks finally and gets the cookie sheet and hits Tirantes and Tormenta. They keep starting up someone’s theme by accident I presume. Sounds like Scarlett’s. Faby is now beating down Tirantes. Crowd’s going crazy for this. I imagine the casual viewers on twitch aren’t. Faby gets a conveniently placed trash can and lid. She goes to put Tirantes in a surfboard stretch but Tormenta comes from behind. Faby hits a face buster on her. Tirantes hits one on her and nearly kills her but she kicks out. Tormenta throws a trash can to Tirantes. Faby drop kicks it and pins him. Faby Apache pins Tirantes with a top rope drop kick into a trash can.
Post match he goes to shake her hand but he beats her down with Tormenta.
Winner: Faby Apache
Maximo and Mamba vs Sammy Guevara and Australian Suicide
Sammy gets on commentary during the Exoticos entrance to tell everyone to check out his youtube page. There’s a ridiculous amount of posturing to start this match. Mamba slaps Sammy and drop kicks him out. And that’s like all that’s happened for 5 minutes. Maximo knocks them out of the ring, and then Mamba comes in to go for dives but Suicide and Guevara enter and super kick them. Sammy and Suicide pretty much just beat them down. They miss spots and Maximo and Mamba kiss them then make them kiss each other. Then they hit middle rope dives. Back in the ring they both hit swanton bombs that get kicked out of. Suicide and Guevara get Maximo and Mamba to the outside. Suicide hits a back flip dive and Guevara hits a tornillo. Guevara hits a swanton bomb. Suicide hits a 450 then hits a middle rope dive on Maximo. Guevara then hits a shooting star press for the win. Sammy Guevara pins Mamba with a shooting star press
Winners: Sammy Guevara and Australian Suicide
Laredo Kid and Taya Valkyrie vs Daga and Tessa Blanchard
Taya and Tessa start fighting to start. Laredo Kid hits a hurricanrana on Daga and Taya kicks Tessa to the outside. They go for dives but Tessa and Daga get back in. Tessa is clearly jawing at someone in the crowd. Tessa spent time working on Taya. Taya gets the hot tag to Laredo and he hits a michinoku driver on Laredo followed by two moonsaults. Daga catches him and hits a neck breaker. Tessa hits a cutter on Laredo. Taya attacks her. She hits her of of the apron and Daga catches her. Taya hits a dive onto them, then Laredo Kid hits a moonsault to the outside. Back in the ring Daga hits a kicking combo on Taya. Daga hits a back stabber but Laredo breaks up the pin. Laredo hits a 450 on Daga but Tessa breaks it up. Daga pulls out brass knuckles and goes to punch Laredo but he ducks and Daga hits Tessa. They go to the top and fight and Laredo Kid hits a Laredo Fly on Daga for the win. Laredo Kid pins Daga with a Laredo Fly
Winners: Laredo Kid and Taya
Pagano, Aerostar, and Puma King vs Chessman, Monster Clown, and Killer Kross
Kross coming out with Scarlett. Monster Clown grabs a kid out of the crowd because why not. We are wasting no time and it’s time for some brawling. They’re beating down the tecnicos with weapons. Scarlett is getting involved so it’s like a 4 on 3. Pagano tries a handspring attack and it goes very bad. Kross choke slams him. Scarlett seduces Aerostar then hits a Canadian Destroyer. Aerostar gets launched and hits a hurricanrana on Monster Clown. Scarlett hits Kross by accident. Aerostar hits a fast paced dive on Monster. Pagano hits a middle rope dive on Chessman. Puma hits one on Kross. Dives everywhere. Pagano completely misses a leg drop on Chessman. Pagano completely fucks up a middle rope dive by bouncing off the ropes. Aerostar climbs the structure and dives off of it. And he bounces off the floor. What’s wrong him. A ladder gets set up and Puma power bombs Chessman through it for the win. Puma King power bombs Chessman through a ladder for the pin.
Kross beats up Puma post match. He hits an F5 and a power bomb and takes Puma’s mask.
Winners: Pagano, Aerostar, and Puma King
La Parka, Myzteziz Jr, and Hijo del Vikingo vs Texano Jr, Rey Escorpion, and La Hiedra
Match starts with a beat down. Naturally. Rudos beating down tecnicos. They throw Vikingo with a rope by the balls and then Hiedra drop kicks him. Hugo asks if that’s a foul as La Parka comes in with a chair. Myzteziz almost breaks him neck on a failed shooting star attempt. Vikingo shows him how to do it. Back in the ring Myzteziz does a few spots redeeming himself. Vikingo gets offense in on Escorpion. Tries a springboard dragonranna but messes up. Eventually he hits a hurricanrana to the outside. La Parka does a plethora of goofy spots. Myzteziz goes for a dragonranna on Escorpion but he counters with a power bomb through chairs. Vikingo slams Hiedra and hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo del Vikingo pins Hiedra with an imploder 450.
They beat down Vikingo post match.
Winners: La Parka, Myzteziz Jr, and Hijo del Vikingo
(AAA Tag team titles) Pentagon Jr and Fenix vs Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson (Champs)
Lucha Bros jump the Bucks. Matt Jackson does 3 northern lights suplexes to Fenix then does one to Fenix and Pentagon at the same time. Matt does a baseball slide and then Nick does a dive over him. Matt unties Pentagon’s mask and then beats him up in the crowd. Back in the ring they hit double super kicks. Pentagon hits sling blades on both Bucks. Fenix does a double cutter. They roll out and Fenix hits a huge dive and goes flying into the crowd while Pentagon hits Matt with the Pentagon driver. Matt hits a Canadian destroyer then a spear and Fenix breaks it up. Lucha bros go for super kicks but the Bucks reverse it into sharptshooters. Lucha bros break out and a ton of super kicks get hit. Nick hits a frog splash on Fenix and Penta runs up his back and hits a Canadian destroyer on Matt. Fenix then hits a stomp on the apron on Nick. Pentagon hits the package piledriver on Matt. He kicks out. Then Fenix and Pentagon do the combo package piledriver. Nick pulls the ref out. Nick does an asai moonsault to the ref and Fenix. Matt pulls off Pentagon’s mask and kicks him in the groin and then they hit a Meltzer driver. Fenix pulls the ref out now. Fenix kicks Matt in the groin and then hits a cutter for a two. A new ref is out here now. They do the combo package piledriver again and Fenix hits a middle rope splash on Nick. Penta pins Matt. Pentagon pins Matt Jackson with a package piledriver combo.
Winners: Pentagon and Fenix
Dr. Wagner Jr and Psycho Clown vs Blue Demon Jr and Taurus
There’s some posturing and now the match is on. Wagner and Demon quickly brawl into the crowd. Actually all 4 of them are brawling. Wagner is bleeding already. Finally after a long beat down Wagner and Psycho make a come back. Wagner back drops Taurus to the outside and Clown hits a dive through the middle turnbuckle. Wagner hits a senton splash on Demon. Wagner rips Demon’s mask and bites him. Clown breaks a broom over Taurus’ back. Blue Demon is bleeding badly now. Taurus sets up a table. Clown hits the double stomp in the corner for a two count. Taurus misses a corner attack and then Clown hits a dive through the middle rope. Wagner back drops Demon onto a table. Wagner then hits a michinoku driver for the win. Dr. Wagner pins Blue Demon with a Michinoku driver
Winners: Pscyho Clown and Dr. Wagner Jr