Major League Wrestling presented Road to the World Championship on Thursday, February 8, featuring Low Ki, Jeff Cobb, Matt Riddle, and more.
Results below courtesy @MrJacobCohen on Twitter.
MLW: Road To The World Championship
Thursday, February 8, Gilt Night Club
- Santana Garrett defeated Lacey Lane
- Destino Negro defeated MEGA Danger
- Seth Petruzelli & Simon Gotch defeated Team TBD (Yuta & Cade) with help from Col. Robert Parker and the Dirty Blondes
- Low Ki beat Kotto Brazil
- Chelsea Green defeated Priscilla Kelly by disqualification
- Austin Aries defeated ACH, and claimed he wanted to win an MLW Middleweight Championship
- Mike Parrow & Barrington Hughes defeated Vandal Ortagun & Saieve Al Sabah
- MLW World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal: Jimmy Havoc defeated MJF to advance to the semifinals
- MLW World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal: Shane Strickland defeated Brody King to advance to the semifinals
- MLW World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal: Tom Lawlor defeated MVP to advance to the semifinals, with help from Low Ki
- MLW World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal: Matt Riddle defeated Jeff Cobb to advance to the semifinals
- Darby Allin defeated Sami Callihan thanks to interference from Jimmy Havoc
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Cody Rhodes’ Biggest Critic…Is Cody Rhodes
Failure at the end of his WWE run? Cody Rhodes blames on person…Cody Rhodes.
Cody Rhodes has spent the better part of two years away from WWE, and he is definitely winning in the eyes of many. According to Cody, the money has never been better—but the biggest benefit seems to be coming in career (and personal) development.
Cody Rhodes is already teaming with The Young Bucks to promote “All In,” an event targeting a crowd of over 10,000. Started by a Twitter challenge between Rhodes and Dave Meltzer (and considering the latter’s relationship with the Bucks, that may have been the plan all along), it’s grown into a legitimate effort that all involved parties are legitimately “all in” with.
But Cody’s most recent revelation proves a level of maturity and perspective that so many don’t have. And, like almost everything these days, it was revealed on Twitter.
He doesn’t hold anybody back. A lot of times it’s hard for fans to accept that some of their favorites have a ways to go or that they become lazy after they get that first LE check. Stardust for example didn’t go beyond tag gold cuz’ I wasn’t improving & I also got outta’ shape. https://t.co/PJstDITaMp
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 5, 2018
Such an important statement, and it goes directly against what so many have said about Vince McMahon (the “he” in question).
Finn Balor? Bayley? Cesaro? Bray Wyatt? Matt Hardy? Austin Aries? Zack Ryder?
The list where either the fans or the talent themselves think Vince McMahon held them back goes on and on and on, and from the fans’ perspective Cody Rhodes belongs on that list.
But that’s not Cody’s perspective.
Cody places the blame squarely on Cody.
Stardust might have only achieved “tag team gold,” but Cody Rhodes is a world champion of perspective and enlightenment. Internet, take notice.
Full NXT Tapings Spoilers: Loser Leaves NXT Match, New Tag Team, Dusty Classic, More
WWE NXT made its second trip to Atlanta’s Center Stage to tape three more episodes of NXT on Thursday night. Spoilers below include a debuting tag team, a new feud, and a Loser Leaves NXT match!
- The Street Profits defeated Raul Mendoza & Fabian Aichner in a match that saw Fabian get busted open after colliding with the announce table.
Matches presumed to be taped for February 7:
- NXT Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly fought SAnitY’s Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe to a no-contest when Adam Cole and Killian Dain got involved; NXT General Manager William Regal signed a six-man tag team match for that episode’s main event
- Heavy Machinery defeated Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss; Sabbatelli and Moss teased a break-up when Moss walked out on Sabbatelli
- Johnny Gargano cut an in-ring promo about his rise to the NXT Takeover main event, and was interrupted by NXT Champion Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas & Zelina Vega; Candice LaRae eventually came out and the end result was Vega agreeing to give Gargano another shot at the NXT Championship with the stipulation that if Johnny lost he would have to leave NXT
- Bianca Blair defeated a local talent
- SAnitY defeated The Undisputed Era in a crazy six-man tag team match when Killian Dain pinned Bobby Fish
Matches presumed to be taped for February 14:
- TM61 defeated John Skyler & a local talent
- WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne defeated Roderick Strong to retain his championship in what was called a great match
- Aleister Black cut an in-ring promo declaring his intention to win the NXT Championship; Killian Dain interrupted to assert his championship intentions; there was no physical altercation
- Shayna Baszler defeated NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon by disqualification when Kairi Sane interfered to prevent Baszler from trying to injure Moon
Matches presumed to be taped for February 21:
- Velveteen Dream defeated No Way Jose with the Purple Rainmaker and cut a promo in the ring after the match
- Nikki Cross defeated Vanessa Bourne
- The Forgotten Sons of Steve Cutler & former NXT Tag Team Champion Wesley Blake debuted and defeated two local talents, after the match the Sons cut a promo claiming they’d been cast aside and declared their intentions for the Dusty Rhodes Classic
- NXT Champion Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas with Zelina Vega defeated Johnny Gargano with Candice LeRae to retain his championship; Tommaso Ciampa interfered to cost Gargano the match; Johnny Gargano was given a sendoff by the crowd to end the tapings
Jinder Mahal Is Covering For Michael Cole Now
Less than 12 months after he put over Rob Gronkowski in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33, Jinder Mahal is putting Michael Cole over at the 2018 Royal Rumble. Or at least covering for Cole’s ass.
(In between, Jinder didn’t do much–just wearing the freakin’ WWE Championship!)
When Jinder Mahal entered the 2018 Royal Rumble, Michael Cole said it was his first Rumble. Cole even said he was “doing some research.” Apparently that didn’t include CageMatch.net or even Wikipedia, because he’d have known it was Jinder’s third.
Jinder didn’t even worry about it, though.
I specifically told @MichaelCole that my past 2 Rumble appearances didn't count … and neither did last nights.
— The Maharaja (@JinderMahal) January 29, 2018
Covering for ya boy. Because that’s what Maharajas do.