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Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Report! (5/15/18)

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It’s 205 Live in the UK! Both the Cruiserweight and United Kingdom Divisions collide as part of the WWE European Tour! Drake Maverick wants both Divisions to bring their A-games, what crossover clashes does he have planned? Plus, Buddy Murphy has his shot in two weeks, how will Cedric Alexander respond tonight?

 

All images courtesy of the WWE Network streaming service

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Fatal 4 Way: TJP VS Kalisto VS Kenny Williams VS Tyler Bate; Bate wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali & Flash Morgan Webster VS James Drake, Joseph Conners & Drew Gulak; Alexander, Ali & Webster win.

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WWE brings the Cruiserweight and United Kingdom Divisions together once again!

London, England brings both rosters together, and 205 Live General Manager, Drake Maverick, sets the stage for tonight’s star-studded match card. TJP the FilAm Flash, Kalisto the Lucha Dragon, Kenny “The Bollocks” Williams and Tyler Bate the Great will all face off in a fantastic Fatal 4 Way. Then, the main event is a Six Man Tag of “epic proportions.” Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali & Flash Morgan Webster join forces against James Drake, Joseph Conners & Drew Gulak in a huge crossover affair. The best of both worlds go head to head, who will prove themselves the best of the best?

 

205 Live gives quick profiles of the WWE UK Superstars.

For those not familiar with the lesser known stars of WWE’s UK Division, Nigel McGuiness, Vic Joseph & Percy Watson give us closer looks.

Joseph Conners, the man who lost half an ear while being left for dead, participated in the United Kingdom Championship tournament, defeating James Drake but losing to Mark Andrews. James Drake himself is one half of the Progress Tag Team Champions, but has come to an understanding with Conners since facing off in the WWE UKC Tournament. “Flash” Morgan Webster competes all over the world, and nearly destroyed himself just trying to qualify for the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament a couple years ago. He’s back stronger than ever, hoping to make an impact in both Divisions in his WWE debut. Kenny Williams of Glasgow, Scotland is a former 3-time ICW Zero-G Champion, and also makes his WWE debut tonight. Can he impress Drake Maverick and WWE management enough for title opportunities in the future?

Let’s not forget Tyler Bate, the inaugural WWE UK Champion. Bate may have lost the title to his rival, Pete Dunne, but that won’t stop him from working his way back up. From NXT to 205 Live, will this founding father of WWE’s UK Division make big moves towards a rematch with the Bruiserweight?

 

Fatal 4 Way: TJP VS Kalisto VS Kenny Williams VS Tyler Bate!

The inaugural Cruiserweight Champion. A former Cruiserweight Champion. A debuting WWE UK superstar. And the inaugural United Kingdom Champion. One of these four men will make a major splash with a win tonight. Will that win lead them towards a title match?

Bate remembers the last time he was on 205 Live. It was a match with TJP in a duel of inaugural champions. However, TJP felt the need to cheat in order to win. Tonight, Bate promises not only to put on a show, but he’s going for payback against the FilAm Flash. TJP’s only response is that the UK superstars are just as jealous of the “Cruiser-Great” as the other Cruiserweights are. Kenny, as the WWE UK Division’s newest star, predicts beating three former champions in one match. It’s why he’s called “The Lucky One”. He’ll proudly do the impossible for Glasgow. But Lucha House Party’s Samurai of the Sun decides to simply let his actions in the ring speak for him.

The bell rings and TJP runs away from Bate. Kalisto takes advantage but Kenny breaks that up. Kalisto kicks Kenny and Bate but they kick back. The UK stars work together with a double whip, but Kalisto slips under to then roundhouse Kenny. Bate kicks Kalisto, then runs, but TJP trips him up and drags him out. TJP puts Bate into barriers then stomps him out. Kenny side steps Kalisto to then catch TJP with a corner splash. Kenny rocks Kalisto with a back elbow, covers, TWO and TJP throws Kenny out. TJP drags Kalisto up to whip, but Kalisto ducks and handstand walks to handspring back for headscissors. Kalisto dropkicks TJP down, covers, TWO.

Kalisto keeps on TJP with a headlock, but TJP back suplexes, only for to Kalisto lands on his feet. He puts the headlock back on, but TJP powers out, only to get run over. Things speed up, but TJP trips Kalisto up. TJP turns Kalisto over for the Boston Crab, then reaches back to add the arms. TJP stands up, and it’s an inverted Mexican surfboard! He drops Kalisto to knock Bate down, then knocks Kenny down. TJP goes back to Kalisto, and puts him in a corner with a buckle bump. He hoists Kalisto up onto the top rope backwards, then climbs up. Kalisto goes for Solida, but TJP rakes his eyes and tears at his mask! TJP shows no respect, but Kalisto elbows him backwards into a Tree of Woe. Kenny comes outta nowhere to dropkick TJP right in the stomach!

TJP pops out of the Tree, and Kalisto adjusts. Kalisto kicks Kenny away, then adjusts again, for a HUGE flying crossbody!

Kalisto wipes Kenny out, but Bate is back to throw hands on TJP! Bate backs TJP into a corner and unloads even more. He backs off to run back in for a European Uppercut, then throws TJP with an exploder. Cover, TWO, but Bate keeps his cool. The young man from Mustache Mountain has the fans singing for him as he drags TJP up. He lifts TJP up in the fireman’s carry, for the airplane spin! Bate spins around and around, and around and around, then finally slows down, only to spin back the other way! He uses TJP to wipe out Kenny and Kalisto, then tosses TJP at Kenny. Fans fire up for Bate as he drags Kenny up for a EuroUpper.

Bate keeps on Kenny then whips corner to corner, but Kenny goes up and back to elbow Bate. Kenny then hops up again for a flying back elbow to knock Bate down. Cover, but TJP breaks it. Bate rolls out while TJP dropkicks Kalisto out. TJP staggers to his feet, and brings Kenny up for a whip. Kenny reverses, but TJP goes Spider-Man to then slip under for an O’Conner roll. TJP stands up and grabs Kenny’s legs to move him around, for an Indian Deathlock. Kenny endures, reaches for ropes, but Bate drags TJP up. TJP manages to keep the leg lock on Kenny while going after Bate with a modified abdominal stretch! Kalisto comes in, but TJP counters him and gets a standing guillotine!

It’s a trifecta of submissions! Kenny, Kalisto and Bate all endure while fans applaud. Kenny fights out for himself and Kalisto, but Bate is still trapped. Kalisto rolls them both for a 2-for-1 dropkick! Kalisto goes after Kenny now, with kicks and a whip, but Kenny reverses. The tumble to the apron doesn’t go quite as planned, but Kalisto still makes it to the apron to Listo Kick Kenny away. Kalisto climbs, but TJP shoves Kenny into him. TJP then climbs up to join Kalisto, but so does Bate. Bate yanks TJP down and goes after Kalisto himself, but Kenny returns to join Bate. TJP gets up and adds on, for an international Tower of Doom!

All four men go down but the fans are loving it. Kalisto slumps out of the ring while Bate and Kenny crawl away. TJP crawls to pursue, and gives Bate a wrecking ball dropkick. Kenny gives TJP a springboard back elbow to send him down, then hits Kalisto with a wrecking ball dropkick of his own. He doesn’t stop there, he DIVES on TJP!

Kenny takes out TJP, but Bate staggers to his feet. Bate builds speed, to FLY!

Bate wipes out TJP and Kenny, but don’t forget Kalisto!

Kalisto bowls everyone over, and they’re all down on the outside. Kalisto stands up first and he brings Kenny back into the ring. “Lucha! Lucha!” starts up, and Kailsto takes aim from the apron. Kalisto springboards, but Kenny slides under. Kenny speeds up and tilt-o-whirls for a DDT! Cover, but Bate SUPERKICKS Kenny off. Bate drags Kenny up, whips but Kenny reverses. Bate goes for his rebound lariat but misses, and TJP gets him with a boot. TJP hits Kenny with the rolling sabat, and Kenny ends up out of the ring. Bate and TJP trade blocks and counters, then double clotheslines bring them both down! Fans fire up again while all four men are down somewhere around the ring.

Kenny stands up and grabs Kalisto, but Kalisto fires back. Kenny shoves Kalisto into the steel steps with a kick, then hurries to the apron. He fires up, springboards, but into a EuroUpper from Bate! TJP is up, fireman’s carry with Bate, but Bate blocks the Detonation Kick just in time. TJP shoves Bate away, then throws Bate at the ropes, only to take the rebound lariat! Bate brings TJP up, double underhook for the Tyler Driver 97!

Cover, Bate wins!

Winner: Bate, by pinfall

The impact was so strong, TJP is stuck in position. Bate wins big against former champions and a rising star. With the second WWE UK Tournament coming soon, will the inaugural winner give it another go?

 

The Best Kept Secret wants to be Cruiserweight Champion.

Buddy Murphy made as much clear when he attacked the new Cruiserweight Champion, Cedric Alexander, on the night he celebrated his Wrestlemania victory. What was Murphy thinking? Murphy wants people to understand that he’s been in the WWE for five years. He was NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Wesley Blake, but that’s all he’s done. Other than that, Murphy’s done “nothing”. Everyone else gets handed opportunities. No one else does what he does or gone through what he’s gone through. Murphy puts in more work to maintain his under-205 weight to even be a Cruiserweight. No one will hand him his moment, so he had to make one for himself.

Drake Maverick promised Murphy a Cruiserweight Championship opportunity given his wins, but it wasn’t soon enough for Murphy. No one else has a chance against Murphy. Murphy is the Cruiserweight Juggernaut, and the next Cruiserweight Champion. The showdown happens in two weeks, in Alexander’s home state. Will the #AgeOfAlexander continue on? Or will the Best Kept Secret finally reign supreme?

Who will be Cruiserweight Champion in Carolina?

 

Cedric Alexander meets Mustafa Ali backstage.

The heroes of the Cruiserweight Division and good friends prepare for tonight. They’re born ready for nights like this. Gulak, Conners & Drake are nothing to mess with, but then they meet their other teammate, the British rocket man, Morgan Webster.

“Gentlemen, I have arrived.” Flash Morgan in the flesh, and they welcome him to 205 Live. He welcomes them to the UK, and this was a long time coming. 205 Live just got “a touch of the Flash.” They like his confidence, but they know they have work to do. Can this trio mesh together to defeat the three gritty fighters put against them?

 

Drake Maverick heads to the ring.

The 205 Live GM helped arrange this amazing crossover, and joins commentary for this main event match.

 

Six Man Tag: Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali & Flash Morgan Webster VS James Drake, Joseph Conners & Drew Gulak!

The Heart and Soul of 205 Live join forces with Progress Wrestling’s own high-flyer against the gritty ground-game grappler and two men of like minds. Before their entrance, Gulak, Conners & Drake are interviewed on how they plan on working together tonight. “Mr. Mayhem” James Drake has worked with the Righteous Conners before, so that combination has been proven. Now with Gulak added on, they’re going to enjoy “ripping and tearing” their opponents apart. Gulak confirms they’ve been doing team-building exercises all day. So whether it’s their first time or their 100th time, “two of the best mat technicians in the United Kingdom” plus “the best submission specialist in WWE” are going to put both Divisions on notice.

The bell rings, and Alexander starts for his team against Killer Conners. The two circle as Conners shows off that ear. They tie up, Conners gets the waistlock but Alexander the wristlock. Conners uses the ropes to acrobatically reverse that onto Alexander, but Alexander rolls and flips out. Alexander trips Conners for a cover, ONE, but he gets a headlock. Conners powers Alexander to a corner but dirties the break with elbows and clotheslines. Conners lets up, but grabs Alexander by the ear. Alexander breaks free, handsprings to headscissors then dropkick Conners down. Fans fire up as Alexander covers, TWO. Alexander keeps Conners down with a half nelson. He shifts to an armlock, one knee on Conners’ head. Alexander brings Conners up, and tags in Flash!

Fans fire up as Flash gives a body shot, then wrenches Conners’ wrist. Conners reverses, then shoves Flash at a corner. Flash goes up and over, then arm-drags Conners on the run. Conners scrambles to his corner and tags in Drake. Drake runs at Flash but Flash arm-drags Drake. Flash backs Drake down with just his dukes up. Drake gets to ropes, but Flash dares him to bring it. Gulak wants in, so Drake tags him in. Gulak and Flash circle and tie up, and Gulak powers Flash to the ropes. He doesn’t honor the break, and toys with Flash. He whips Flash but Flash dodges, then headscissors Gulak down! Gulak scrambes to his corner, and Conners quickly tags in. Conners rushes Flash but ends up tripped up. Flash hits a standing inverted senton! Cover, ONE, but Flash keeps on Conners with a wristlock.

Ali tags in, and climbs up, to double stomp Conners’ arm. Ali wrenches Conners, but Conners pulls on the ear. Conners whips but Ali reverses, so Conners powers him to an open corner. Conners runs back in but Ali goes up and over. Ali blocks the kick to give a kick, cover, TWO. Ali keeps on Conners but Conners shoves him away. Gulak and Drake reinforce Conners but Flash and Alexander join Ali. It’s a Six Man stand-off while the referee keeps the peace. Gulak huddles up with Conners and Drake. He reminds them of their ground game plan, and they break. Drake tags back in, and he circles with Ali. They tie up, and Drake backs Ali up into a corner for a cheap body shot.

Drake snapmares Ali, then stomps him in the chest before tagging Conners. They stomp away on Ali, then Conners digs his heel into Ali’s stomach. Conners taunts Flash, then drags Ali up to put him back in the corner. Fans rally and Ali slides under, then shoves Conners away. Conners tags Gulak, and Gulak grabs Ali. Ali slips out of the saido suplex, hot tag to Flash! Flash gets a kick from Gulak, then Gulak tosses Flash to ropes. Gulak suplexes and hangs Flash up on the top rope. Flash flops down, and Gulak taunts him before covering. TWO, but Gulak keeps his cool. He brings Flash back over, and Drake tags in to mug Flash. Drake snapmares Flash into the chinlock, who has a blood mouth without his mouthpiece.

Fans rally for Flash, but Drake stomps him down. Drake drags Flash up again, then puts him back in his corner for a headbutt to the ribs. He snapmares Flash again, back into the chinlock. Fans rally again, and Flash fires up. Drake rocks him with a forearm, but Flash hits back. Flash fights out of the enemy corner, then hops up for a flying headscissors! He and Drake are down, but fans are rallying. Flash crawls for his corner, but Drake is closer. Drake tags Conners, but Flash still tags in Ali! Ali rallies on Conners, whips but Conners reverses, only for Ali to flapjack dropkick Conners down. Ali whips Conners but Conners reverses again, only for Ali to slip out to the apron and roundhouse Conners back.

The fans fire up as Ali slingshots in, for the facebuster! Ali takes out Drake and Gulak for good measure. He hoists Conners to the top rope, but Drake runs in. Ali backflips over Drake, then dodges Drake to hurry up to join Conners, and throws Conners at Drake with a SUPER Steiner!

Cover on Conners, TWO. Ali keeps his cool, and goes back to Conners. He chops Conners stiff in the chest, but Conners yanks Ali into the ropes! Tag to Drake, and he rocks Ali with a forearm. Fans rally for Ali, and Ali slips out of Drake’s suplex. Drake holds Ali’s tights to keep him back, but takes a sharp chop for it! Ali tags in Alexander! The Crusierweight Champion rallies on Drake, and hits a big EuroUpper! He runs in for a shoulder tackle, then a swing kick from the apron. Alexander springboards for the flying clothesline! Cover, but Conners breaks it. Flash runs in and hits Conners with a tilt-o-whirl inverted DDT! Gulak clobbers Flash with a clothesline, but Ali SUPERKICKS Gulak!

Ali sees Conners, Conners hits Ali with a slingshot complete shot! Alexander handsprings to give Conners a Neuralizer, but Drake tells Alexander to #GritYourTeeth, for a STIFF left forearm! Drake fires up while Alexander staggers, but Alexander still counters Drake with a stiff back elbow of his own. Everyone is down but the fans are loving it. The fans rally and the six men slowly stir. Alexander and Drake head for their corners. Gulak tags in, then Drake rushes Alexander, only to be sent out to the apron. Alexander kicks Drake off, and boots Gulak as he rushes over. Gulak staggers away and Alexander clears the way for Flash to DIVE!

Flash takes out both Drake and Conners! Alexander boots Gulak again, then springboards, but Gulak catches him into a waistlock. Alexander runs and bucks Gulak off, then runs for another Neuralizer. Gulak catches that into the Ankle Lock!

Alexander endures the hold, coming close to tapping. He rolls and throws Gulak into buckles! Tag to Ali, and Ali leaps for a flying tornado DDT! Ali positions Gulak and climbs up, for the 0-5-4!!

Cover, Ali and team win!

Winners: Ali, Alexander & Webster, Ali pinning

The team-building wasn’t enough for Gulak and the gang. His first-time-ever trio lost to the other first-time-ever trio. With two weeks to go, will this momentum help Alexander retain the Cruiserweight Championship?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A great crossover show for both the Cruiserweight and United Kingdom Divisions. WWE is still dragging their feet in doing anything substantial in with their UK superstars, aside from featuring them on NXT. However, they combined the two Divisions very well here tonight, and perfectly used “less is more” in terms of booking the night. That Fatal 4 Way was great, and though this was the first time seeing Kenny Williams in WWE, we got a lot from him to understand his character. Everyone did great, and that TJP triple hold spot was impressive in creativity. Great to see Bate win, there’s a lot for him to do since he’s so young. Bate being the first ever superstar to have held both WWE UK and Cruiserweight Championships in a career would be something to look for if Pete Dunne is going to remain WWE UKC.

Great promos from everyone tonight, such as Murphy’s video for his coming Cruiserweight Championship match. That match is highly anticipated and will be as great as any other match he and Alexander have had in the Division, if not better. It could go either way, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Murphy follows through to become the new Cruiserweight Champion for his first singles title ever. The Six Man Tag was a great blend of matching styles. Flash, Ali & Alexander are like a UK Cruiserweight Justice League with Gulak, Conners & Drake are their Legion of Doom (DC Comics, not the legendary tag team). Naturally, Alexander and team win, but it’s great for Ali to get the pin. That way, Ali stays afloat in the Division while Alexander also stays strong for his match with Murphy.

My Score: 8.5/10


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Joe’s CMLL Results & Review 1/20/2019

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With CMLL having fun with New Japan, Joe lets  us see what the proper CMLL shows deliver.

Rey Samuray, Millenium, and Astro vs El Perverso, Black Tiger, and Sombra Diabolika

Astro and Perverso start the match out with some grappling. Samuray comes in next with Black Tiger and they tie up a few times until Samuray hits a snapmare on Tiger to the outside. Sombra and Millenium are in next, and Millenium hits a hurricanrana on him to the outside, then everyone comes in to trade spots on each other. Samuray hits a hurricanrana off the ropes on Perverso for the pin. First Fall: Rey Samuray pins Perverso with a pinning hurricanrana. 

Tiger and Astro start this round with Astro getting the jump on him, hitting a hurricanrana to the ramp then hitting a pose. Samuray and Perverso are in next and Samuray hits an arm drag to the outside, then does an asai moonsault into an arm drag. Perverso starts to strike Astro when he re-enters the ring. Tiger and Sombra then chop Millenium’s bare chest. They clothesline Astro on the ropes then start to team on Samuray. Black Tiger then submits Astro with a body stretch. Sombra gets Millenium in an arm stretch and submits him. Second Fall: Sombra Diabolika submits Millenium with an arm stretch.

They start the round beating on Millenium and Astro. Samuray tries his hand but suffers the same fate. They make a come back finally and Astro hits a springboard splash on Sombra, then Millenium hits a 450 on Black Tiger and Rey Samuray pins Perverso with a moonsault. Third Fall: Rey Samuray pins Perverso with a moonsault.

Winners: Rey Samuray, Millenium, and Astro

Halcon Suriano Jr, Robin, and Tigre Rojo Jr vs El Malayo, Toro Bill Jr, and Police Man

Police Man and Rojo Jr start out the match with some standing grappling which transitions to them on the ground exchanging counters. Suriano comes in next with Toro Bill and Halcon is really really small. They do some grappling on the ground. Toro Bill uses his size to his advantage. Robin gets in with Malayo but that doesn’t last long as they throw him to the ramp to team on Tigre Rojo. Police Man power bombs Halcon for the pin and Malayo submits Rojo with an arm stretch. First Fall: Malayo submits Tigre Rojo with an arm stretch. 

Robin gets taken out early and then they team up on Halcon and Rojo. Robin comes back to try and save the day but he gets taken out again. Robin does facilitate the come back, slamming Malayo by his head then hitting a hurricanrana on Toro Bill. Halcon then hits one on Police Man. Rojo tricks Malayo to the outside then hits a spinning dive over the top rope. Suriano slams Police Man then Robin hits a swanton bomb for the pin. Suriano then catches Toro Bill in a flying arm bar for the fall. Second Fall: Halcon Suriano submits Toro Bill with a flying arm bar.

Rojo and Malayo start the round off and Rojo has the momentum advantage eventually drop kicking him to the outside then posing. Suriano hits a hurricanrana on Bill then avoids a double team attack by Police Man. Suriano then feigns a dive and hits a pose. Robin comes in next and he’s got the big momentum advantage as well. Robin hits a middle rope dive on Police Man through Suriano’s legs, then Suriano hits an asai moonsault. In the ring, Tigre Rojo then gets Malayo in a flying arm bar to win the match. Third Round: Tigre Rojo Jr submits El Malayo with a flying arm bar.

Winners: Halcon Suriano Jr, Robin, and Tigre Rojo Jr

Super Muneco, Super Pinocho, and Super Raton vs Rocky Santana, El Gallego, and Romano Garcia

This match starts out with a brawl. After some brawling Pinocho hits a middle rope dive on Gallego. Raton hits multiple back breakers on Rocky Santana and pins him. Muneco then gets Garcia in some odd arm twist for the fall. First Fall: Super Muneco submits Garcia with an arm twist.

This round starts out as a brawl again. Eventually this leads to Santana, Gallego, and Garcia teaming up on their opposition. They get Pinocho in a triple team submission then do the same to Raton. Second Fall: Super Raton is submitted by a triple submission.

They try to team on Pinocho to start, but he fights back using trickery. Then there is some posturing. Raton then gets the advantage on them by making them look like fools. It’s like the three stooges. Muneco and Raton get Santana and Garcia in a double submission on the mat and then in the center of the move Pinocho tries his best to hurricanrana Gallego but can’t roll over. When he finally does he gets it for the pin. Third Fall: Super Pinocho pins Gallego with a hurricanrana.

Winners: Super Muneco, Super Pinocho, and Super Raton

Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr, and Stigma vs Mephisto, Luciferno, and Ephesto

Luciferno and Roja brawl in the crowd during the introductions. The other guys are just posing as normal. Stigma and Ephesto start out in the ring and they posture a little before they tie up and grapple. They re-engage a few times and Stigma hits a hurricanrana on him to the outside bringing in Mephisto and Stuka. Stuka takes out Mephisto and then Ephesto takes Stuka out. Roja comes in hitting a cross body. Roja hits a hurricanrana into a pin on Luciferno but Luciferno reverses it for the fall. First Fall: Luciferno reverses Roja’s hurricanrana into a pin.

They team up on Stigma to start the round off. After they take out Stigma they move to Stuka and so on. They get the heat on these guys for like 5 minutes until Roja finally hits a hurricanrana on Luciferno and then hits a dive. Stuka hits a swinging neck breaker on Ephesto and Stigma gets Mephisto in a small package for the fall. Second Fall: Stigma pins Mephisto with a small package.

There’s some posturing to start this round off. Finally after a few minutes of posturing Stigma and Ephesto square off. Stigma takes out Mephisto and Ephesto and wants a piece of Luciferno but Luciferno doesn’t want any. So Roja comes in and Luciferno retreats up the stairs. Stuka takes out Mephisto and then hits a monkey flip on Ephesto. Stigma hits a middle rope dive on Ephesto. Finally Roja and Luciferno are in the ring. Luciferno hits a Styles clash and pins Roja for the win. I guess this will be a future feud. Third Fall: Luciferno pins Niebla Roja with a Styles Clash.

Luciferno post match challenges Niebla Roja for his championship. Roja raises the steaks saying mask vs hair.

Winners: Mephisto, Luciferno, and Ephesto

Rush, Villano IV, and Vangellys vs El Valiente, Euforia, and Kraneo

Match starts with a brawl during Euforia’s entrance, which was also the last one. Rush goes for Euforia’s mask and Kraneo and Valiente get taken out, so this causes them to team on Euforia. They drop Mije on top of Kraneo while he’s down. They beat on the other guys until Vangellys hits Valiente with a spear and Villano IV gets Valiente in a single leg crab for the fall. First Fall: Villano IV submits Valiente with a single leg boston crab.

This round begins with them teaming on Euforia some more. They all hit drop kicks on Euforia then Rush goes for his mask again. Rush is now beating on Valiente and Valiente hits a hurricanrana on Vangellys to make a come back but Rush stops it immediately by kicking him. Euforia makes a come back hitting clotheslines on everyone. When Rush gets up Euforia kicks him in the groin as pay back for all the times Rush does it. Second Fall: Rush wins via DQ.

Euforia wants a one on one match with Rush. Euforia beats up Rush in the crowd area.

Winners: Rush, Villano IV, and Vangellys

 

Arena Mexico Tuesday

Aereo and Acero vs Pequeno Nitro and Pequeno Violencia

Acero starts off with Nitro and they engage on the ground and trade pinning combinations to start. They re-engage a few times until Aereo and Violencia come in. They tie up and then start to grapple as well. Aereo hits a hurricanrana on him which leads to Nitro hitting a cross body on Aereo. Acero comes back in hitting a hurricanrana on Nitro. Violencia and Nitro team up on Acero to gain the advantage. Nitro hits a back stabber on Aereo for the pin. Violencia hits a slam and senton on Acero for the fall. First Fall: Violencia pins Acero with a senton splash.

Nitro and Aereo start and Aereo goes for an arm drag but Nitro throws him on his face. Acero gets greeted by a double team when he comes in. When they take out Acero, Aereo comes back in to try and fight them off. Finally a come back gets made when Nitro falls out of the ring. Aereo hits a flying elbow smash off the top on Violencia for the pin. Acero then gets Nitro is a body stretch. Second Fall: Acero submits Nitro with a body stretch.

Aereo starts out hot in this round disposing of Nitro rather quickly. Acero comes in next with Violencia and Acero gets the advantage on him but Nitro comes in to stop his momentum. Acero eventually gets Nitro on his shoulders and Aereo hits a drop kick off the top for a pin. Acero hits a lionsault on Violencia for the win. Third Fall: Acero pins Violencia with a lionsault.

Winners: Aereo and Acero

Star Jr, Oro Jr, and Retro vs Nitro, Metalico, and Sangre Azteca

Oro starts with Azteca and right when they engage Metalico attacks Oro from behind. As they are grappling and engaging every time Oro has the advantage Metalico interferes. Retro comes in and slaps Azteca’s chest until Metalico comes in. Right when he does Oro wants a piece of him. Metalico gets the advantage continuously clotheslining him. Finally Star comes in with Nitro and they go at it doing acrobatic spots. Oro and Metalico find their way back in the ring and Oro submits Metalico with a head scissors. Retro gets in with Azteca and catches him in an abdominal stretch. First Fall: Retro submits Azteca with an abdominal stretch.

There’s a bit of posturing to start the second round off. Oro and Azteca finally start going at it then they go to the outside to fight and this leads to Star coming in and taking out Metalico and then taking out Nitro. Retro enters with a returning Azteca and it doesn’t last long as Metalico is back in. Retro goes for an inverted bear hug but it gets broken up. Azteca gets Retro in a camel clutch and Nitro hits him with a drop kick. Then Nitro holds him and Azteca hits a double stomp to the inner thighs for the pin. It really looked like the groin. Then they get Oro in the ring and Nitro hits an elbow drop from the top to the inner thigh, or groin and Metalico pins him. Second Fall: Metalico pins Oro Jr after Nitro hit an elbow drop to the inner thigh.

Oro gets laid out on the ramp in between rounds and Retro gets thrown into the ring to get teamed on. They do the typical triple teaming, going from wrestler to wrestler to isolate each. Oro tries to make a come back hitting an elbow on Metalico and a moonsault on Nitro but foolishly goes for the pin and gets stomped out. Star almost pins Metalico with a cross body but it gets stopped. Retro goes for a cross body and Azteca drop kicks him for the pin. Star goes for a head scissors but Nitro slams him into a leg lock for the win. Then once the match is over Metalico steals Star’s mask. Third Fall: Nitro defeats Star with a leg lock.

Winners: Nitro, Metalico, and Sangre Azteca

Drone, Pegasso, and Stigma vs Misterioso (Disturbio), Kawato San, Universo 2000 Jr

Unless my eyes deceived me when writing down the line up, Distrubio is replacing Misterioso. Stigma starts out locking up with Disturbio. They do some acrobatic grappling to start. Pegasso and Kawato are in next and they trade holds and submissions. After them Drone and Universo make their ways into the match for the first time. Drone hits an arm drag and gets the better of Universo in another exchange. Universo whips him to his corner and Drone gets stomped out. Drone then whips Universo to his own corner and then Universo gets stomped out. Stigma is in there getting teamed on and goes for a sunset flip on Universo but Universo counters with knees to the face for the pin. Disturbio then hits knees to the face on Drone in the corner for the fall. First Fall: Disturbio pins Drone with knees to the face.

They start this round teaming on Drone and then taking out Pegasso when he tries to help. Afterwards they work over Stigma. Pegasso re-enters but Kawato hits him with a big drop kick bringing Drone back in who just gets stomped out. Drone then avoids a double team attack and hits a middle rope dive on Universo. Pegasso hits a cross body on Kawato and then gets a school boy for the pin. Distrubio gets placed on the top rope and Stigma hits a jaw breaker on him for the fall. Second Fall: Stigma pins Disturbio with a jaw breaker.

Kawato and Pegasso start this round out exchanging strikes. Pegasso wins that battle which brings in Drone and Universo. Drones rolls out of a sunset flip and kicks him. Then hits a drop kick on him taking him out. Disturbio tries a monkey flip on Stigma but he lands on his feet. Stigma then counters Disturbio’s attacks hitting an arm drag to take him to the outside. Universo gets Pegasso in a half crab but Drone breaks it up with an enziguri. Stigma then hits a hurricanrana off the apron on Universo. In the ring Drone hits a lionsault on Kawato for the pin. Drone then slams Universo and then Pegasso hits a 450 for the win. Third Fall: Pegasso pins Universo with a 450 splash.

Winners: Drone, Pegasso, and Stigma 

(Match Relampago) El Sagrado vs Tiger

They start out this lightning match doing some standing grappling. They bring their grappling to the ground finally. Tiger clotheslines him and then he rolls out of the ring causing Tiger to hit a rotating dive to the outside. They go back into the ring and then find themselves back on the floor. Sagrado rolls out of an attack and then hits a power slam on the floor. When they get back into the ring Sagrado continues to get the heat on Tiger. Tiger hits a pop up power bomb finally, then goes for a hurricanrana but it’s counter into a power bomb. Tiger tries to roll into a submission combination but Sagrado counters. Sagrado then gets Tiger in a pinning combination and wins. El Sagrado pins Tiger with a pinning combination.

Winner: El Sagrado

Blue Panther, Black Panther, and Blue Panther Jr vs Luciferno (El Coyote), Polvora, and El Felino

Coyote is replacing Luciferno in this match. Panther Sr starts out with the aforementioned Coyote. They start with some grappling until Panther Jr and Polvora come in. They trade spots and counter each other some. Felino and Black Panther are in shortly after. Panther quickly and slickly gets Felino in a pinning combination for a surprise first fall. Felino’s teamed look stunned. Nice flash finish. First Fall: Black Panther pins Felino with a pinning combination.

They start this round beating on Blue Panther Sr. When Jr tries to save him they gang up on him. They take out Sr and continue to work on Jr. Felino gets Black Panther in a stretch submission and he taps. Polvora hits Jr with a sit out face buster and Felino steals the pin. Polvora is upset and confused by this. Second Fall: Felino pins Blue Panther Jr after Polvora hit a sit out face buster.

They start the round teaming on Blue Panther. The midge that goes to the ring with Felino did a few moves on him. Black Panther makes a come back, feigning a dive then diving on Felino. Panther Jr continues the momentum hitting multiple back breakers. Sr and Jr go to pin the downed opponents and the ref takes long to get into position and this causes Panther Sr to complain to the ref. Black Panther hit a hurricanrana on Felino to the outside and hit another middle rope dive. Polvora and Coyote work on Sr in the corner but when Coyote comes out Panther Jr hits a victory roll for the pin. Panther Sr collides with Polvora and then Jr hits a double leg take down into a stretch submission for the win. Third Fall: Blue Panther Jr submits Polvora with a stretch submission.

Winners: Blue Panther, Black Panther, and Blue Panther Jr

Niebla Roja, Kraneo, and Volcano vs Shocker (Luciferno), Mephisto, and Rey Bucanero

Well there’s Luciferno. Replacing Shocker. Volcano starts out with Luciferno and Luciferno tries to knock over Volcano by running into him but he can’t. Volcano hits a few arm drags then feigns a dive. Bucanero is in his bullet club shirt so I guess since there’s the Fantastica Mania tour he’s reminding people he’s kind of in there. Kraneo gets in with Bucanero and Bucanero tries and fails to slam Kraneo. Mephisto gets in with Kraneo and tries to work him over but Kraneo hits him with a splash. Mephisto rolls to the outside and Roja hits a dive on him. Kraneo throws Mije on top of Luciferno. Then Volcano hits a handspring splash on Bucanero and Kraneo hits a leg drop on Luciferno for the fall. First Fall: Kraneo pins Luciferno with a leg drop.

Roja chases Luciferno up the ramp to start this round. Bucanero and Mephisto met Luciferno and they regroup on the ramp. There’s a ton of posturing nobody wants to get in there with Kraneo. So Volcano comes in and he gets the advantage on Luciferno. Volcano tries to do a bounce off the ropes double arm drag but slips and fails and then gets stomped out. Bucanero ends up in the crowd after Volcano fights back and sits on a girls lap and talks to her. Roja gets in there with Mephisto and they exchange strikes. This has been a pretty sloppy match. They team on Roja to get him out of there as he got the leg up on Mephisto. Volcano and Kraneo sandwich Bucanero and Luciferno, then hit running attacks in the corner. They go to do a double team move on Mephisto but he moves and they collide. Mephisto launches Roja in the air and then kicks him in the groin. He goes for the pin but the ref pulls him off and declares Roja the winner. He couldn’t have possibly thought he’d get away with that. Second Fall: Niebla Roja wins via DQ from Mephisto

I believe Roja has challenged Mephisto to a one on one match come Tuesday. He challenges him mask vs hair. I’m pretty sure that won’t happen. Bucanero knows all about losing to Niebla Roja in Apuesta matches. They start to answer him, then corner Roja and stomp him out.

Winners: Niebla Roja, Kraneo, and Volcano

Arena Mexico Friday

Magnus, Arkalis, and Astral vs Akuma, Espanto Jr, and Metalico

Magnus starts with Metalico and they do some grappling to begin. Metalico complains some to the ref during the exchanges. Arkalis gets in with Metalico and drop kicks him to the outside. Espanto gets in and runs over Arkalis a few times, then drop kicks him off the apron. Astral uses his speed to hit a hurricanrana on Espanto. Akuma comes in and takes out Astral, which brings Magnus in to take out Akuma. Magnus and Metalico trade acrobatic spots until Metalico hits a DDT. Astral re-enters and Akuma hits a code breaker into a german suplex by Espanto for the pin. Arkalis comes in and gets thrown in the air and kicked by Akuma. Metalico then submits him with a stretch. First Fall: Metalico submits Arkalis with a stretch.

They team up on Magnus to start this round. Arkalis comes in to try his hand and Espanto pulls his mask. They continue their team up attack on Astral. They make a come back, Astral hits a hurricanrana on Akuma on the ramp. Arkalis hits a hurricanrana on Espanto then pins him with a blue thunder bomb. Magnus then hits knees to the corner on Metalico for the fall. Second Fall: Magnus pins Metalico with knees to the corner.

Astral and Metalico go back and forth to start. Astral gets him to the outside then poses. Arkalis and Espanto go back and forth until Arkalis hits a drop kick off the top. Akuma and Magnus botch a spot which Akuma immediately is upset by. Arkalis goes for a hurricanrana on Metalico but it’s reversed into a power bomb in which he bumps weirdly for. Astral gets hung up in the barricade and Akuma hits a drop kick off the apron. Metalico hit a DDT on Magnus and Espanto hit a splash off the top for the win. Third Fall: Espanto pins Magnus with a splash off the top.

Winners: Akuma, Espanto Jr, and Metalico

Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, and La Jarochita vs Dalys, Amapola, and La Metalica

Jarochita starts grappling with Metalica. Sugehit is in next with Amapola and Amapola tries to use her size but Sugehit uses her speed to counter. Dalys gets in with Marcela and they stare each other down. They go back and forth with attacks and strikes. Marcela hits a hurricanrana off the top then a back breaker. Chaos breaks out and Sugehit gets Dalys in a submission, and Marcela gets Amapola in a submission and Jarochita submits Metalica all at once. First Fall: Sugehit lead a triple submission for the fall.

Round starts with Jarochita and Metalica. They go back and forth for a bit until Jarochita knocks her off the apron. Marcela comes in and Dalys and Amapola team up on her. They hold Jarochita in the ropes and drop kick her. Marcela gets held down and Metalica hits a swanton bomb for the pin. Sugehit was a split second late to make the save. Second Fall: Metalica pins Marcela with a swanton bomb,

The rudos start this round continuing to team up on Sugehit, then Marcela. Taking out Jarochita whenever she interferes. Sugehit dodges an attack leading to a Marcela drop kick on Dalys. Sugehit and Marcela go for a double suplex on Dalys but Dalys reverses them. Dalys rolls to the outside and Sugehit hits a flip dive off the apron on her. In the ring Metalica goes for a power bomb on Jarochita but Jarochita reverses it into a pin. Marcela then hit a michinoku driver on Amapola for the win. Third Fall: Marcela pins Amapola with a Michinoku driver.

Winners: Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, and La Jarochita

Guerrero Maya, Esfinge, and Rey Cometa vs Dragon Rojo, Polvora, and Virus

Esfinge starts with Rojo and they lock up and start to fight for position. Esfinge hits a hurricanrana to the outside then feigns a dive. Maya comes in next with Virus and they start to trade holds fighting for position. Polvora is in next and Rey Cometa great him with a cross body splash. Cometa fast gets teamed on, however. Cometa then gets Polvora in his corner and then they beat on Polvora. Everybody gets in the ring and they fight until Roja gets Esfinge in a neck stretch submission and Virus gets Cometa in a leg arm stretch. First Fall: Virus submits Cometa with a leg arm stretch.

We start this round with Virus working over Esfinge. Esfinge gets teamed on and stomped out of the ring. Next on the menu is to team Cometa. Polvora hits Cometa with a very close to a groin shot drop kick in the corner. Maya baits Polvora on the outside and then Cometa hits him with a hurricanrana. Esfinge slams Rojo and Cometa hits a 450 on him for the pin. Esfinge hits a springboard frog splash on Polvora. Second Fall: Esfinge pins Polvora with a springboard frog splash.

Esfinge and Rojo start the third round posturing to the crowd. Esfinge starts out hot, making Rojo and Polvora miss their double team attacks. He hits a 619 on Rojo then a hurricanrana on Polvora to the outside. Maya comes in and hits a cross body on Virus followed by an arm drag. Cometa uses his acrobatics to his advantage but Rojo eventually catches him. Everyone trades spots with each other until Maya hits a dive on Virus. Something must have went wrong because they quickly switched camera angles. Esfinge then hits a moonsault on Rojo then Cometa hits a step up tornado dive on Polvora. In the ring Maya hits a neck breaker on Virus for the win. Third Fall: Guerrero Maya pins Virus with a neck breaker.

Winners: Guerrero Maya, Esfinge, and Rey Cometa

Kraneo, Volcano, and Stuka vs Shocker (Vangellys), Rey Bucanero, and Hechicero

No Shocker here. Bucanero and Stuka started the match but weren’t even in there for a minute so Volcano and Hechicero make their way in. Hechicero starts to work over Volcano’s lower half. Volcano gets offense in hitting a few back breakers. Kraneo and Vangellys come in now. Kraneo hits an elbow drop and Bucanero comes in to take him on but gets caught with a leg drop. Mije dives on Hechicero then Vangellys attacks Kraneo and works on Volcano. Hechicero beats on Volcano on the outside now. Stuka hits a hurricanrana on Bucanero to the outside and then he hit a middle rope dive. Volcano and Kraneo sandwich Vangellys and Hechicero. Kraneo and Volcano hit middle rope splashes on Hechicero and Vangellys respectively for the fall. First Fall: Kraneo and Volcano hit middle rope splashes on Hechicero and Vangellys.

This round starts with Stuka monkey flipping Bucanero. Volcano fights off a double team of Bucanero and Hechicero and then Volcano drop kicks Vangellys to the outside. Stuka and Hechicero get in and exchange attacks. Vangellys and Volcano go to the outside and Volcano hits a back breaker on him. Hechicero drop kicks Kraneo into a sunset flip by Bucanero for the pin. But Stuka hits a splash on Hechicero for the pin. Stuka goes for a splash on Bucanero but Bucanero gets up and pulls his mask off. Second Fall: Stuka wins by mask removal by Bucanero.

Winners: Kraneo, Volcano, and Stuka

Gilbert El Boricua, Mephisto, and Ephesto vs Diamante Azul, El Valiente, and Niebla Roja

Valiente starts out with Ephesto and they trade submissions to start. Roja is in nest with Mephisto and Roja is working fast hitting a few drop kicks on Mephisto. Gilbert and Azul square off chest to chest. Azul hits a big judo toss. Crowd went crazy over that sequence. Gilbert leaves the ring and Azul chases but he gets jumped by Ephesto and Mephisto. This causes a brawl. Ephesto hits a shoulder breaker on Roja for the pin. Mephisto hits a face buster on Valiente for the fall. First Fall: Mephisto pins Valiente with a face buster.

This round starts with everybody brawling on the outside of the ring. After the brawling Roja gets teamed on. Once they’re done with him they move to Valiente. Azul comes in to square off with Gilbert but they end up jumping him. Azul makes a come back and slaps Gilbert then clotheslines the other two. After that he hits a middle rope dive on Gilbert. Roja gets Ephesto in a pinning combination and then Valiente pins Mephisto with a lung blower. Second Fall: Valiente pins Mephisto with a lung blower.

Valiente and Mephisto start the round going back and forth but Valiente ends up having the advantage. Roja comes in with Mephisto and Roja throws him in the air and kicks him in the gut. Gilbert comes in and runs over Roja. Roja fights back getting him to the outside then faking a dive. Azul avoids a double team attack and hits a big arm drag hip toss on Mephisto. Valiente dodges Mephisto’s attack leading to him falling out of the ring. Roja then hits a dive on Ephesto and Valiente hits a middle rope dive on Mephisto.  Azul catches Gilbert with a german suplex to win. Crowd was into this match. Third Fall: Diamante Azul pins Gilbert with a german suplex.

Winners: Diamante Azul, El Valiente, and Niebla Roja

Rush vs Euforia

Rush attacks Euforia on the ramp during his entrance. Rush poses then Euforia capitalizes. Euforia throws him into the barricade. In the ring Euforia hits a hurricanrana on Rush and then hits a middle rope dive. When they get back in the ring Rush gets Euforia down in the corner and hits a running drop kick for the fall. First Fall: Rush pins Euforia with a corner drop kick.

Rush steals the ring girls card and hits Euforia with it while the ref isn’t looking. Rush beats on him in the crowd then poses on top of the announce table. He then throws a beer at Euforia. Be warned those in the front row. Rush starts to tear at his mask now. Rush rips his mask off. Well there’s that. Second Fall: Rush rips Euforia’s mask off for the DQ.

Euforia goes to the back to get a new mask. Euforia has his green mask. He was in his blue colored gear. Euforia fires up a come back clotheslining Rush. Bringing him into the crowd area and throwing him into the announcing area. Euforia then throws a beer at Rush. Rush dodges Euforia’s corner attack bringing him to the outside then Rush performs the rare over the top rope dive. He grabs a fans beer and pours it on himself then flips his hair. In the ring Rush hits a belly to belly for a two count. Euforia counters Rush and hits a power slam for a two count. Rush rolls to the outside and Euforia then hits a middle rope dive. Back in the ring Euforia goes to the top and Rush meets him hitting a superplex. Rush places Euforia on the top rope and goes for a hurricanrana but Euforia reverses it into a power bomb. Rush kicks out and then gets Euforia in the corner for knees to the corner. Euforia kicks out. Euforia hits a lash ride power bomb for a two count. Rush then gets Euforia in a Jay driller for the win. Third Fall: Rush defeats Euforia with a Jay Driller. 

They’re taking Euforia out on a stretcher. Rush comes back out and attacks Euforia on the stretcher.

Winner: Rush


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Prepare to be wowed by WOW, the Women of Wrestling! Who will be the first to step up to the Super Woman, Santana Garrett, on the very first night?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • The Beast VS Stephy Slays; The Beast wins.
  • Abilene Maverick VS Fire; Maverick wins.
  • Eye Candy VS Khloe Hurtz; Eye Candy wins.
  • WOW World Championship: Santana Garrett VS Jungle Grrrl; Jungle Grrrl wins by count out, Santana Garrett retains the WOW World Championship.

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Welcome to WOW!

The Women of Wrestling return to television with this season premiere! And what better way to kick it off than with THE WOW World Champion, Santana Garrett! The real-life Wonder Woman hits the ring with a newly designed title belt, and Santana is so happy to be here in front of the fans. And she’s especially proud to have her father, “TNT” Keny G watching live and in person. Both daughter and father are emotional over this moment. They’ve been through a lot, and they’re both so thankful that he’s here to cheer on his baby girl. The fans are happy for them, but here comes someone to crash the party! It’s Tessa Blanchard!

The second generation “Born Legend” stares down Santana, and takes the mic. Santana has her dad here, huh? Isn’t that sweet? Tessa says Grandpa Blanchard ran over his territory back in the day, while stepdad Magnum TA is one of the most respected men in this industry. And let’s not forget Tessa’s own father, THE Tully Blanchard, is a WWE Hall of Famer and an original Four Horseman! Keny probably laced up Tully’s boots. Actually, no, Keny probably carried Tully’s bags. WOW booker David McLane tries to keep the peace, but Tessa says Santana should be the one carrying her bags! David says Tessa coming in here bragging about her family tree doesn’t give her the right to just interrupt proceedings. Tessa says she’s not out here just to brag, she’s out here to go after the WOW World Championship.

David says that to get a shot at the title, you have to earn your way up. You don’t get something just because of dad, stepdad and granddad were special. Tessa says that because of who her dad is, she might as well be handed that belt. David asks Tessa to please leave. Tessa has to work for a shot. That’s fine by Tessa, she doesn’t want any trouble. But she will let Santana know that both she and the belt are Tessa’s. Santana says that she doesn’t see any of Tessa’s dads here. So get to the back of the line, girlfriend! Tessa smiles and nods, she knows she’ll get her match. But with the title on the line in the very first episode, will it be Santana Garrett or former champion, Jungle Grrrl, that Tessa will be targeting in the coming weeks?

 

The Beast has issued an open challenge!

She knows she’s the biggest and the baddest Woman of Wrestling, and looks to prove her superiority. She dares any woman in the locker room to step up and prove her wrong. While watching backstage, The Governor’s Daughter, Abilene Maverick, took advantage. Maverick tricked Stephy Slays about match times, and Slays was just a lamb to the slaughter! Slays realized she was fooled, but didn’t want to be a coward. She jumped into the ring, only to get demolished! Tonight, Slays wishes to prove she’s not so easily crushed. She takes on The Beast again, will she get payback on both Beast and Maverick? Or will it be more of the same?

 

The Beast VS Stephy Slays!

The bell rings and they tie up! Beast throws Slays into a corner hard! Slays gets right up, though, and goes again. Beast waistlock tosses Slays around, then SPEARS Slays to a corner! She rams shoulder after shoulder into Slays, then forearms! The ref counts and Beast backs off at 4. Beast runs in again but Slays dodges! Slays goes up and leaps, but into a belly2belly! Beast thrashes Slays then drags her up by her hair. Beast puts Slays in a corner then whips corner to corner for a big corner clothesline! Fans duel as Beast lifts Slays easily. Beast walks around and throws Slays with a Fall Away Slam! Slays rolls to ropes but Beast is on her again with another toss. Beast stands on Slays for a cocky cover, TWO!! Slays survives and shocks The Beast!

The Beast boots Slays back down and grins. She runs in but Slays rolls her up, ONE! Slays dropkicks and staggers Beast! Slays runs in again, victory roll countered to the Air Raid Siren! Cover, TWO!! Beast was cocky again but now she’s frustrated. Beast stomps Slays around, then drags her up for forearms. She kicks Slays while she’s down, then grins again. The sadistic specimen whips Slays corner to corner for another clothesline, then throws Slays with a gut wrench suplex! Beast grins as Slays slowly stands. Beast grabs Slays for a suplex, and slam! Cover, but Beast lets Slays up this time! Beast wants to make Slays pay for lasting this long, and she drags Slays up for a Beast Bomb!! Cover, Beast wins!

Winners: The Beast, by pinfall

Dominant for the second time against Slays, The Beast looks to be rolling on towards the title! Will she be the one to challenge the winner of tonight’s main event?

The Beast takes to the mic.

“I’m the biggest. I’m the baddest.” And she is THE BEAST! She roars in victory, will anyone ever come close to making a dent in her?

 

Introducing: Fire.

“My mom grew up in Georgia, my dad grew up in Mississippi, so I’m Southern Blood.” Fire was brought up in a strict upbringing, and she was a gifted student so there was a lot of pressure put on her to succeed. When she entered middle school, she went “off track”, and no one around her understood why. Fire was bullied for being smart, to the point of death threats. Wrestling was her way to feel stronger. Through wrestling, she realized anything was possible, like she could escape this reality. Fire steps up for who she really is, and for what she who to be. “If you want it enough, if you fight for it enough, there is no stopping you.” There is no stopping Fire now, will she blaze a trail to the title?

 

Abilene Maverick VS Fire!

The Governor’s Daughter shows off her new glittering robe as she makes her entrance, but we have a WOW debut for Fire tonight! Will Maverick be the first wrestler burned by Fire’s passion?

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans fire up for Fire and she feeds off the energy. Maverick plugs her ears to ignore it all, and she pushes Fire down with a wristlock! Fire kips up and wrings Maverick out! Fire has an armlock but Maverick endures. Maverick rolls and scoop slams Fire fast! Fire gets up fast, and the two circle again. They tie up and Fire pushes Maverick back. Fire whips but Maverick reverses, only for Fire to slide under and hit a big dropkick! Maverick is reeling as Fire runs corner to corner for a splash! Fire keeps moving but misses this time. Maverick misses and Fire gets a waistlock. Maverick pries free to reel Fire in for a shoulder! She throws Fire down by her hair, then drags Fire up for a big back suplex! Cover, ONE!

Maverick keeps her cool while Fire crawls. Fans rally but Maverick grabs Fire to throw her back down. Fans boo but Maverick soaks up their heat. Maverick kicks Fire while she’s down, then drags her up by her hair again. Fire hits back with forearms, and then kicks. Fire runs, basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fire keeps on Maverick at the ropes with a whip, but Maverick reverses to a drop toehold. Maverick grins as she picks Fire up again. Maverick rams Fire’s face back into the mat! Fire crawls while the referee reprimands Maverick. Maverick hotshots Fire on the ropes, then drags her over for springboard knee drops! Maverick soaks in the heat again, then runs corner to corner for a big knee! She kicks and rolls Fire, to mule kick her down! Cover, TWO!

Maverick keeps her composure as Fire continues to survive. Fans rally up for Fire again as Maverick drags her up. Scoop, but Fire slips out to shove! Fire dodges and elbows Maverick down! Fire rallies with more elbows, then brings Maverick to a snapmare and mule kick of her own! Maverick crawls and Fire runs corner to corner, big clothesline! She keeps going, hip attack! Then side to side for the shotgun dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Maverick survives and Fire can’t believe it! But fans fire up for Fire again as she drags Maverick back up. Fire fishermans, and swings for the neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!? Maverick survives and Fire is in shock! Fire keeps going, powered by the fans. She drags Maverick up again, but Maverick knees low, for the draping DDT!! Cover, Maverick wins!

Winner: Abilene Maverick, by pinfall

The Governor’s Daughter may not be the fan’s favorite, but she’s still the winner. Will Abilene make her move towards the WOW World Championship?

 

Abilene Maverick spots Stephy Slays in the medical area.

Wow, poor Slays didn’t learn her lesson the first time. But then Maverick gets a taste of her own medicine as The All Natural pushes her out of the way. It seems there’s someone with a bigger attitude than even Maverick. Will Khloe Hurtz bring the pain tonight?

 

Eye Candy VS Khloe Hurtz!

Sugary sweet but ready to fight, Eye Candy will look to ruin #KhloeTime tonight. Will Candy leave the fans with a sugar high? Or will the All Natural leave Candy crushed?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up and Candy rolls Hurtz, TWO! Candy is all smiles as she and Hurtz go again. Hurtz kicks low then wrenches to reel Candy in. Candy ducks and hooks, backslide! TWO and the two turn sideways. Candy and Hurtz fight for control, Candy drop toeholds into a camel clutch! She tucks Hurtz in for a cover, TWO! Hurtz runs in but Candy blocks to a suplex! Fans fire up with Candy as she hits a back senton! Cover, TWO! Candy keeps her cool as she drags Hurtz up into a fireman’s carry. Candy hits a rolling senton, then climbs up top. Hurtz trips her up, and hits a draping backstabber! Hurtz whips Candy corner to corner but Candy cartwheels and comes back with forearms! Candy even headbutts before adding the hip attack!

Fans fire up with Candy as she climbs up again! Candy shimmies and shakes then hits a big missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Hurtz survives and Candy can’t believe it! Hurtz’s Ring Rats grow concerned as Candy drags her back up. Fireman’s carry, but Hurts fights out again. Hurts fireman’s Candy, does some squats, then hits a Samoan Drop! Hurtz drops the leg! Cover, TWO! Candy survives and Hurtz can’t believe it! Hurtz drags Candy up and suplexes, but Candy resists. Candy hits back and wrenches to the fireman’s carry. Death Valley Driver! Candy drags Hurtz over, climbs up top, MOONSAULT! Cover, Candy wins!

Winner: Eye Candy, by pinfall

What a shocker! The sweet Eye Candy gets a big win on the series premiere! Will this shocker send Eye Candy all the way to WOW Championship contention?

 

Introducing: Siren.

The Voodoo Doll asks the WOW roster, “Would you like to know what The Siren has in store for you?” Let the cards tell your fate. The Devil: Siren is the change that is coming to Women of Wrestling’s landscape. The Five of Wands: currently, there is a power struggle in the locker room. But that top spot will soon belong to her. And finally, Death: Siren is the final transformation, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Siren has been to Hell and back, and has regained her power. She will sacrifice WOW to the darkness! Who will be the first?

 

WOW World Championship: Santana Garrett VS Jungle Grrrl!

The Wonder Woman of Wrestling is just one of eight children in her family, but she and her father grew closer through wrestling. Keny G brought her into the fold, and now they’re both living a dream together! But she again faces the Alpha Female, the one and only woman to have yet to be pinned in a match! Jungle Grrrl became WOW World Champion, but ended up getting in over her head in a Triple Threat. Santana pinned The Beverly Hills Babe to win the title, shocking everyone. But now Santana must prove she can defeat Jungle Grrrl 1v1, can Santana prove she deserves to be champion?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin! Fans are already fired up as the two circle and tie up. Santana waistlocks but JG standing switches. Santana headlocks then wrenches the wrist. JG rolls and reverses to her own wristlock, but Santana rolls and handsprings to reverse back. JG uses the ropes to flip through and wrench Santana back. Santana counters with another headlock, then a roll to a cover, TWO and JG gets Santana with a ghost pin! TWO, and Santana Oklahoma rolls! ONE and JG sweeps to a cover, ONE! The two stare down as fans fire up again. Santana and JG nod with respect as they circle again. They tie up and go for a test of strength. JG bends Santana back but Santana bridges. Santana comes back and rolls back to reverse the knuckle lock!

Santana throws an elbow while maintaining the grip. She whips but JG reverses to dropkick her down! Cover, TWO! JG stalks Santana and scoops her up, for a Jungle Driver! Cover, TWO! Santana survives but JG keeps her cool. JG stomps Santana and heads for a corner. She climbs up to the top rope, familiar territory, and leaps for the Jungle Splash! But she flops! Santana hurries up but Tessa Blanchard appears! Tessa goes after Keny G’s oxygen! Santana rushes out at Tessa and a fight is on! Santana throws Tessa around and into the ring, but she wasn’t aware of a ring count! It hits 10, and Santana loses!!

Winner: Junger Grrrl, by ring out; Santana Garrett retains the WOW World Championship

Champion’s Advantage is the only thing that saves Santana’s reign, but she still got suckered by the Born Legend! And now Tessa brings the fight to Santana, with a Hammerlock DDT! But Jungle Grrrl gets back at Tessa with a Jungle Driver! Tessa screwed Jungle Grrrl over just as much as she did Santana, and now she has problems. But wait, The Beast goes after Jungle Grrrl! These top predators are face to face but referees hurry to keep them apart. Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but TV time is running out just as things are getting wild! Will Tessa pay for her interference? Will The Beast replace Jungle Grrrl as the Alpha Woman of Wrestling?

 


 

My Thoughts:

Apparently, this isn’t the beginning of the Women of Wrestling’s history. They’ve been around for a long time, trying in 2000 but fading away, until being revived in mid-2012. But even if this wasn’t the true beginning, this was a good beginning for their AXS TV run. There’s a lot of backstory to get caught up on, but it would seem they made sure to give us those needed recap packages so new viewers aren’t too lost. Many of these alter egos and their elaborate packages make me feel like WOW is an all women’s version of Lucha Underground, which is known for having many wrestlers come up with alternate characters to fit their universe. And there are even shared talents between WOW and LU, such as Shaul Guerrero and Kobra Moon.

As such, the story behind The Beast VS Stephy Slays rematch was made rather clear. It was a good match and Slays got to show plenty of heart, but obviously heart alone isn’t enough. The Beast wins to establish herself as the monster Heel to new viewers. And with Abilene Maverick (Callee Wilkerson) picking on her, that seems like a story going forward. Maverick VS Fire (Taylor Lewis) was also a solid match, and Maverick won to help towards that story with Slays. Eye Candy (Willow Nightingale) VS Khloe Hurtz (Katie Forbes) was decent, and Candy wins mostly so that it isn’t all Heels winning. There are WOW World Tag Team Championships, but they’ve been vacated for years, so I’m wondering if any teams will form out of these midcard stories to give us more action with that.

The main event was pretty good, just not as a match. First, I wouldn’t announce time limits when we know the show is only an hour, it just seems like a waste. Second, Santana VS Jungle Grrrl really only got going when Tessa came out to Heel it up. Third, that 10 count was probably the fastest 10 count I’ve ever seen. But the brawl between Tessa and Santana, and then the impending brawl between The Beast and Jungle Grrrl just managed to salvage things. We have our stories going forward, and at the very least, I wasn’t bored to sleep. There are some things that need work, and this was a rather tough time to move into the television wrestling sphere, but this isn’t a bad program to give a fair shake.

My Score: 8/10


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