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Mitchell’s Ring of Honor Report! (7/28/18)

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ROH WRESTLING TELEVISION, Episode 358

The ROH World Six Man Tag Championships are on the line as The Kingdom defends against mishmash underdogs Kenny King, Chuckie T, and rookie Eli Isom!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jonathan Gresham VS Kushida; Kushida wins.
  • Oedo Tai VS Mayu Iwatani & Jenny Rose; Oedo Tai wins.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Kingdom VS Kenny King, Chuck Taylor & Eli Isom; The Kingdom wins and retain the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships.

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There is a NEW ROH World Champion!

The Franchise, Jay Lethal, fought his way through his loss column to get back at the likes of Punishment Martinez and Kushida. Then he staked his claim on episode 357, and it resulted in a Fatal 4 Way between him, the champion, Dalton Castle, Matt Taven and Cody. And after fight his heart out against those three top tier talents, Lethal would win back the title! Will this fairy tale ending only mark the beginning of a new chapter for both Lethal and ROH?

 

Jonathan Gresham VS Kushida!

The Octopus has evolved into a Master of the Craft, but he goes up against one of the best Super Juniors in the world in NJPW’s Time Splitter. Can Gresham grapple better than the former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion? Or will he go Back to the Future with a loss?

The Code of Honor is upheld and the bell rings. Kushida and Gresham circle and feel things out. Kushida lunges but Gresham reverses to a facelock. They stand up and Kushida reverses back to a wristlock. Gresham reverses to a wristlock of his own, then arm-drags Kushida. Kushida holds on as they stand up again. Gresham reverses back and around to a facelock, to then spin to a takedown. Kushida gets a headscissors but Gresham slips out, and fans applaud this technical exhibition. Gresham and Kushida circle again, and Kushida leaps at Gresham. Gresham denies the hoverboard and goes after the legs. Kushida pushes Gresham, then wraps up an arm for a crossface.

Fans rally as Gresham stands up and cartwheels out. Gresham takes Kushida down, rolls to an armlock, but Kushida gets the ropebreak. Fans applaud as Gresham lets Kushida go. Kushida gets out to collect himself, then returns to circle with Gresham. Gresham gets a wristlock and spins to the takedown. Gresham sits on the hammerlock to then pull on the other arm. He stands up and traps that arm between his legs, and teases the fall. He finally gives it, and tweaks both Kushida’s arms. Kushida can only endure as Gresham grabs a leg. Gresham pulls back and it’s a complex crab cover. TWO and Kushida rolls to ropes. Gresham waits for Kushida to stand, being a good sport about the ropes.

The two circle and tie up again, and Gresham gets another wristlock. Kushida reverses to a takedown and holds on to the facelock even as Gresham rolls. Kushida floats over and all around Gresham like he’s on a pommel horse. He stops and pats Gresham’s back. Kushida dares Gresham to bring it, but Gresham keeps his cool. Fans duel as the two tie up again. Gresham gets a wristlock and stands on the arm. He goes after the fingers, then the shoulder. Gresham pushes Kushida back, then monkey flips him off the ropes. Kushida prevents the cover and they stand back up. Kushida monkey flips, double bridge to prevent covers! Fans love this as they get back up.

Kushida pushes Gresham back, then gets another monkey flip. He sits on Gresham, ONE as Gresham sunsets. TWO as Kushida sits back on Gresham, but TWO as Gresham brings it back. Kushida rolls through to jackknife but Gresham rolls through to sit on it. TWO as Kushida sunsets, ONE and Gresham jackknifes to sunset. ONE and we go back again and again and again! Fans fire up over this fast and furious cover attempts, TWO as Kushida almost has Gresham. Gresham doesn’t stop, he uppercuts Kushida’s arm, only to get the Pele! Fans are loving how close this match is while we go to break.

ROH returns and Gresham tweaks Kushida’s arm. Gresham waistlocks but Kushida standing switches. Gresham switches but Kushid elbows out. Kushida runs but Gresham goes sideways. Gresham slides under Kushida, Kushida runs but Gresham follows for the quebrada! And stomp! Gresham grabs the arm for the Mahistrol, TWO! He goes for another, TWO, so he tries again! TWO, but Gresham gets an armbar. Kushida stands up to make it a cover, TWO. Kushida manages a hip toss and cartwheel, to kick Gresham’s arm! They’re even now as Gresham gets to a corner. Fans fire up as Kushida rolls and DDT’s! Kushida holds on, but he can’t go Back to the Future, so he hops up for the Hoverboard! He brings Gresham to the mat, but Gresham resists.

Gresham works his way against the hold, but Kushida uses his full weight. Gresham manages to pop Kushida off and shove him at ropes. Kushida comes back with shoulder, but both men slow down from the pain in their arms. Fans rally up as Kushida goes after Gresham’s arm. Gresham whips Kushida off, but Kushida fakes out the arm-drag, only to get in another arm-drag. Kushida arm-drags back, but Gresham headscissors. Kushida pops out and SLAPS Gresham! Gresham frowns and slaps Kushida back. “This ain’t New Japan, Kushida, this is Ring of Honor.” Gresham is uncharacteristically angry, but that makes Kushida just as uncharacteristically angry. Kushida shoves Gresham, then dares him to hit him. Gresham fires a forearm, so Kushida gives it back.

Gresham goes again, so Kushida gives him another one. They go back and forth and pick up speed. Kushida winces from his bad arm, but he still comes back with more! Roaring elbow, but Gresham kips up to enziguri, then German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO!! Gresham can’t believe how close he was, but fans are rallying behind him. Gresham grabs Kushida’s leg while fans declare “This is Awesome!” He kicks Kushida while he’s down but Kushida shoves him away. Kushida kicks but misses, so he hops over and slides under to flip Gresham for the Hoverboard! He has his weight on Gresham, but Gresham shifts to relieve pressure. Gresham reaches for ropes but Kushida rolls him away, BACK TO THE FUTURE! Cover, Kushida wins!

Winner: Kushida, by pinfall

The Time Splitter springs back from his loss to Lethal, while the Octopus continues to flounder. The Code of Honor is still upheld, showing that while frustrated, Gresham is still a good sport. Gresham is still in the International Cup coming up August 16th, can he get some career defining wins in such a star-studded field? Will Kushida climb his way up ROH’s ladder to challenge for a title?

 

Marty Scurll speaks.

He directs his message to Shane Helms. Is Shane trying to piss Scurll off? Because he’s come to ROH to make a name for himself off the Villain’s. Scurll tells Helms now not to anger him. When they face off next week in episode 359, a broken finger will be the least of Helms’ worries. The difference between them is that Shane is “playing the part of the superhero” whereas Scurll doesn’t cosplay, he IS a Villain.

 

The Briscoes are still ROH World Tag Team Champions after Best in the World.

But winning wasn’t enough. Jay Briscoe stood over Matt Jackson, which angered Nick Jackson. Nick pushed Jay away, which only angered Jay & Mark. #DemBoyz beat Nick and Matt down further, until The SCU came in. The SCU wanted their turn! Kaz and Scorpio sky held the Bucks up, but then Daniels SMACKED Jay! Kaz threw Mark out and for once, SCU were the heroes! But why?

SoCal Uncensored speaks.

Ever since Best in the World, everyone’s been asking “Why SCU, why?” It’s a simple story of respect, or lack there of. Best in the World 2017 is where Cody defeated Christopher Daniels to become ROH World Champion, but that only hurt a fraction of how bad it felt hearing the fans cheer. That disrespect hurt. The Addiction took that hurt out on the fans. They disrespected the ROH fans, the ROH talent, and the ROH commissioner, Joe Koff. What happened was Koff saying SCU’s days were numbered. Daniels woke up, and saw that he had less than six months left in ROH, and he was not about to forced out over hurt feelings.

Daniels asked himself, “In the twilight of my career, do I need to find a new home?” His best friend, Kaz, is in the best shape of his life with a decade left in him, was Daniels going to force him to start over? Scorpio Sky has been at it 15 years and finally caught a break, was Daniels going to cost him that? The answer is obviously “No”. Daniels says he could humbly apologize and beg, but instead of asking for a spot, they’re going to earn a spot. These next few months, Daniels will make it his mission to make the idea of SCU out of ROH a “preposterous proposition.” He will leave this company better than when he found it. That makes The Briscoes their next target.

Kaz poses a question. If you knew the exact day that you were going to die, how would you react? Would you right your wrongs? Hold your loved ones tights? Do everything you could to leave a good mark? Or would you go out in a blaze of glory? The Addiction had a long time to think it over, because they’ve had the deadline made clear, Final Battle 2018. Fate stepped in, in the form of The Briscoes winning back the ROH World Tag Team titles to become 9-time champions, “the baddest team on the planet.” They’re badasses from Sandy Fork, they’re vicious hunters, but have never been hunted. They’ve had a team like The Addiction coming after them with their 45 years of combined experience. That’s exactly what’s happening. The Addiction’s careers depend on beating those titles.

Scorpio Sky speaks now, saying he’s worked his entire life to be here in this company at this moment, where he belongs. He came in with The Addiction, and he’ll go out with them, too. SCU is united against Sandy Fork, will they be able to win the war before time runs out?

 

We have a NEW ROH World Television Champion.

And it’s none other than the Purple Mist, Punishment Martinez! He smashed Hangman Page up and down the arena in their Street Fight at Best in the World. Martinez is quite possibly the most dangerous ROH WTVC of all time. Who stands a snowball’s chance in Hell of taking the title from him?

 

Oedo Tai VS Mayu Iwatani & Jenny Rose!

Stardom’s most sinister stable returns to ROH for Women of Honor tag team action. Kagetsu is the current World of Stardom Champion, while both she and Hana Kimura were once the Goddess of Stardom tag team champions. They take on the highly decorated Icon of Stardom and the American Joshi for crossover action, who will win to climb both WOH and Stardom ladders?

The Exotic Goddess, Mandy Leon, joins commentary as she’s had experience in both promotions. She also wishes to climb the ranks in both, what will she learn from watching talent from both sides up close and personal?

No Code of Honor here as the bell rings and Jenny starts against Kagetsu. They rush each other and collide with shoulders, but neither one backs down. Kagetsu runs, but they have another solid collision. She tries again, but this time Jenny runs her over. Jenny tags Mayu, and they work together with a double whip. Jenny runs Kagetsu over with a leaping lariat, then Mayu adds a somersault senton. Cover, TWO, but Mayu keeps Kagetsu down. Tag to Jenny, and Jenny stomps Kagetsu more. She drags Kagetsu up for forearms, then whips. Kagetsu reverses, then distracts the ref while Hana trips Jenny up. Hana drags Jenny out and clubs away, but Mayu comes in to whip Kagetsu. Kagetsu uses that momentum to DIVE onto Jenny! Oedo Tai is sly and in control while we go to break.

ROH returns and Hana whips Jenny to a corner. She whips Kagetsu in for the forearm smash, then adds knees of her own. Oedo Tai works together while fans duel. They double whip but Jenny breaks the clothesline to then give clotheslines of her own! Jenny crawls for her corner, hot tag to Mayu! Mayu dropkicks Hana, then dropkicks Kagetsu. She whips Hana corner to corner but Hana reverses. Mayu slides out the side to then roll Hana back. Hana deflects the dropkick, then Kagetsu comes in to help. They go after Mayu with a double whip, but Mayu criss-crosses her own arms to acrobatically arm-drag Oedo Tai together!

Fans fire up with the Icon of Stardom while Oedo Tai regroups. Mayu runs in, 2-for-1 hesitation dropkick! Kagetsu rolls out, so Hana gets a bonus dropkick. Cover, TWO, but Mayu keeps focus. She drags Hana into position, then climbs up. Mayau aims, but her frog splash flops! Hana grabs Mayu while Kagetsu intercepts Jenny. Jenny struggles to get away while Hana locks on her modified octopus stretch! Mayu endures, and Jenny gets free of Kagetsu to kick Hana down! Kagetsu kicks Jenny back, then throws her out. Hana goes after Mayu again, vowing to finish this. She suplexes but Mayu slips out to back kick and roundhouse! Hana staggers and Mayu runs, but into a suplex slam! Both women are down but the fans fire up. They crawl for their corners, hot tags to Kagetsu and Jenny!

Jenny swings but Kagetsu rakes the eyes! Kagetsu stops at 4, but she runs into a spinning sidewalk slam! Jenny keeps going, Perfect Plex! TWO!! Jenny keeps going as she stomps away on Kagetsu. She climbs up and hits Kagetsu with the flying clothesline. Cover, but Hana breaks it. Mayu takes Hana out while Jenny drags Kagetsu up. Jenny throws forearms, then runs, but into an armbar takedown! Mayu tries to save her but Hana anchors her down. Jenny reaches for ropes, and gets the break! Kagetsu lets go at 4, but she’s ready to finish this. Fireman’s carry denied with elbows. Kagetsu and Jenny brawl with heavy elbows, and it fires Kagetsu up. She fires off, lifts Jenny, but Jenny fights out again. Kagetsu kicks low, runs, dodges, but SUPERKICK frm Mayu and lariat from Jenny! Cover, but Mayu fails to stop Hana, and Hana breaks the pin!

Jenny can’t believe it, but she won’t give up. She gets the fans fired up as she brings Kagetsu up. Hana takes out Mayu and Kagetsu fights with elbows. Kagetsu distracts the ref again, so that Hana can SMACK Jenny with the Oedo Tai sign! Hana SMACKS Mayu, too, then Kagetsu Buzzsaws Jenny! Cover, TWO!? Oedo Tai doesn’t want to believe it, so they have HZK distract this time. Oedo Tai gets away with double boots to Jenny! Cover, Hana intercepts Mayu, but Mayu powers through to break it! Oedo Tai is furious as they throw Mayu out. Kagetsu lifts Jenny, Samoan Driver! Cover, Oedo Tai finally wins!

Winner: Oedo Tai, Kagetsu pinning

It took every trick they had up their sleeve, but the devious duo found a way to win. Will this allow Oedo Tai to challenge for the tag titles in Stardom? Will this position one or both of them behind whoever the next #1 contender will be?

ROH announces a WOH #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way.

With Sumie Sakai still the WOH Champion, she needs challengers to add to her growing legacy. Will it be Tenille Dashwood, Karen Q, Madison Rayne or Kelly Klein that rises up to challenge the Ray of Sunshine?

 

Exclusive footage after Jay Lethal’s championship victory.

He did what he vowed to do, he got back the ROH World title. He was without it for almost two years, the longest time ever. It drove him mad, because this is the greatest title in the world. Lethal isn’t cocky or bragging, this is him proving his worth as the best wrestler in the world. This doesn’t mean he’s the greatest, this is the prize for being the greatest! The man makes the belt, and Lethal is at the top of his game, as well as on top of the wrestling world. There will be a line of men around the world wanting just one chance at the title. Lethal welcomes it all, “come and get it, boys!”

 

Austin Aries joins commentary for the main event.

The Greatest Man That Ever Lived and the Collector of Belts is far from over with his former friend and protege, Kenny King. But he insists he’s out here because he feels like it. Whatever his motivation, A-Double is ready to watch the championship main event.

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Kingdom VS Kenny King, Chuck Taylor & Eli Isom!

Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinnie Marseglia cried conspiracy for an entire year while waiting for a rematch for the titles. They finally got the titles back after sticking their noses in title match after title match, but now they whine that it’s too soon to have challengers. On the other side, the K I N G, the Kentucky Gentleman and the Future of Honor won the first-ever Six Man Tag Gauntlet to earn this opportunity. They had to wait a week with last week’s impromptu World Championship match, can they make good on the extra seven days of preparation?

While the Kingdom makes their way out, we see their message to their opponents from just before the match. They all laugh at how it was Eli Isom who pinned Christopher Daniels. In other words, they think their opponents are a joke. Taven says all fairy tales come to an end, because this is his Kingdom. Will the champions overlooking their challengers come back to haunt them?

The Kingdom attacks before the bell! They kick Kenny and Chuckie out to isolate the rookie in the corner for mudhole stomps. The referee tries to get them to stop, but it’s Chuckie T and Kenny rushing the ring that backs them off. The Kingdom send them back out, then put Isom in their corner. Things finally begin as a proper match and Vinnie keeps on Isom with European Uppercuts. Tag to O’Ryan, and they lift Isom. Isom slips out and bumps their heads together. Tag to Chuckie! Chuckie whips but Vinnie reverses. Chuckie hurdles over the Horror King and hits an atomic drop. He whips Vinnie but Vinnie reverses again, only to get some Sole Food! Vinnie staggers and O’Ryan tags in. Taven tags in right after, but Chuckie back drops O’Ryan to then dropkick Taven down.

Chuckie fires up with the fans, and he shouts to his team to “Kill ’em!” Well that’s illegal but surely Chuckie isn’t talking literally. Isom and Kenny come in, and each member of the Kingdom is in a corner. Chuckie runs in at Vinnie, Isom runs at O’Ryan and Kenny runs at Taven, then they rotate! Then they rotate again. Then they hug! Aries says this is why Kenny isn’t champion anymore, he’s too busy goofing off. Kenny coordinates his team, and Isom runs at Taven. Taven boots Isom down, then stalks the rookie. He puts Isom in the Kingdom’s corner to grind in his boot. O’Ryan tags in to then tag in Vinnie.

They double whip Isom, but Isom ducks to push O’Ryan into Vinnie. Isom enziguri’s Vinnie then tilt-o-whirl backbreaker O’Ryan. He hits Taven for good measure, then hops up. O’Ryan climbs up to stop him, and then Vinnie yanks Isom down for a backbreaker of his own! Vinnie drags Isom over for stomps at the ropes. The Kingdom has control while we go to break.

ROH returns once more, and O’Ryan drags Isom up. He swings on Kenny and Chuckie just because, but that allows Isom to knee strike O’Ryan way out of the ring! Hot tag to Kenny! The K I N G jabs and spins O’Ryan for a backbreaker and lariat. Vinnie runs in but is countered into a chin check and roundhouse! Taven runs in to blindside Kenny. Kenny throws Taven to the apron for the Eddy Gordo Kick. Taven goes down, Kenny FLIES! Chuckie tags in as Kenny takes out Taven! Chuckie clotheslines O’Ryan, then rolls him out for a missile dropkick. Vinnie kicks Chuckie, then whips him corner to corner. He runs but misses, and Chuckie throws O’Ryan overhead onto Vinnie! Chuckie grabs O’Ryan, Falcon Arrow! Cover, but Vinnie breaks it.

Isom grabs Vinnie for furious forearms. Vinnie reverses, bicycle boot! Kenny SPINEBUSTERS, Taven gives Kenny a Kick of the King! Chuckie knees Taven, but O’Ryan Peles Chuckie! All six men are down but the fans are fired up! A 10 count starts while O’Ryan and Chuckie crawl. Hot tags to Taven and ISOM! Taven dares the rookie to bring it, so Isom does! Forearm and chop, forearm and chop, but Taven knees low. Taven whips Isom, but Isom reverses to scoop, Fall Away Slam! Isom kips up and fires up! Aries actually likes the energy, but knows experience is the only thing he’s missing. Isom hops up, Vinnie POPS a balloon in his ear!! Taven gives Isom a snapmare, then brings in Vinnie & O’Ryan. Taven brings Isom up, “Thy Kingdom Come!”

Powerbomb lift, the other two run, but are tripped up! Isom rolls Taven and even jackknifes, TWO!! So clsoe to a major upset. King throws Vinnie into a post while Chuckie brawls with O’Ryan. Isom fires off on Taven, runs, but into a pop up. Isom tries to headscissor but Taven blocks. Taven holds Isom back up, O’Ryan & Vinnie return, Rockstar Supernova! Cover, The Kingdom wins!

Winner: The Kingdom, Taven pinning; still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions

They throws the rookie out to add insult to injury as they celebrate their victory. Taven vows he’ll get his Grand Slam eventually, but for now, this is still their Kingdom. Will anyone find a way to dethrone the #FirstLastAndOnly Six Man champs once and for all?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A really great episode of ROH here, lots of great action without too much filler. Gresham VS Kushida was a solid, technically based match. The story for Gresham continues to be a struggle, and I’m still waiting for the day he brings back the ROH Pure Wrestling Championship so that he can finally get some accolades. SoCal Uncensored had a great promo segment that at least establishes them as Tweeners while going against the full Heel Briscoe Brothers. They kept saying six months even though this aired in July, but the point is the same: their time is running out but they’re going to put up a fight until the very end. I like that, and I’m predicting that at the very least, they have one last tag team championship match at Final Battle 2018 to really put a point on the deadline.

That women’s tag was great, if not a bit overbooked with false finishes. Nothing personal to Jenny Rose but she was the weak link in that match, while Oedo Tai definitely deserves the win. With the partnership between ROH and Stardom, I wouldn’t be surprised if we start getting All Women War of the Worlds type events to feature both promotions. The World Six Man Tag title main event was great, too. Aries was fun on commentary while the story naturally became about whether Eli Isom was ready for such a big moment. It would’ve been amazing if Isom’s team won, but I can see why they didn’t. If ROH wants to continue Aries VS King, that totally makes sense, and there are still plenty of other true trios that could challenge The Kingdom first. Next episode’s 9 Man Tag will likely determine a lot of that.

My Score: 8.2/10


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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (2/9/19)

The NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship is defended on ROH!

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Ring of Honor Wrestling Television, Episode 386

ROH brings us the National Treasure and the Darewolf competing over THE NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship! Which man makes history in historic first?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Villain Enterprises VS John Skyler, Corey Hollis & Josey Quinn; Villain Enterprises wins.
  • NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship: Nick Aldis w/ Kamille VS PJ Black; Aldis wins and retains the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship.

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ROH opens with John Skyler, Corey Hollis & Josie Quinn in the ring.

The Southern Savior tells everyone from commentary to the fans to “Shut your mouths!” The spotlight belongs on Quinn, Hollis and Skyler! This is the roughest, toughest trio in ROH, and if anyone doubts them, then step up and get stepped on! Who answers the call? Villain Enterprises! Marty Scurll leads PCO and Brody King out to the ring, and we have our opening Six Man Tag match!

Six Man Tag: Villain Enterprises VS John Skyler, Corey Hollis & Josey Quinn!

If The Southern Savior, The Original and The Pale Horse want to prove they’re the roughest, toughest team to come to ROH, then they’ll need to pull out all the stops against Marty Scurll’s own stable. Will Scurll, PCO and Brody spoil this newest trio’s debut?

Before the match, Scurll says, “How cute! Look at you guys! I used to be like all three of you: young, full of hope, full of spirit, full of optimism.” Scurll can tell these three haven’t been jaded by this business. Scurll is sure all three of them will be big “superstars” in ROH, and make one hell of an impact. But unfortunately for them, it won’t be tonight. They’re going to feel the wrath of Villain Enterprises! Scurll, PCO and Brody flank the ring, and they strike!

PCO and Brody drag Quinn and Skyler out of the ring while Scurll brawls with Hollis! Scurll dumps Hollis out and PCO sends Skyler into a post. Brody suplexes Hollis for Scurll to SUPERKICK from the apron, and Brody finishes him off with a gourd buster! Villain Enterprises takes control of the ring as the streamers fly! This match will still happen after the break.

ROH returns and PCO starts against Quinn. Quinn goes at PCO with kicks and chops, but PCO doesn’t flinch! PCO even dares him to chop more! Quinn chops and chops, and then PCO CHOPS back! PCO CHOPS Quinn to a corner and then keeps going! The ref counts and PCO backs off, only to come back with rapid fire chops! Fans fire up for PCO as he scoops and sidewalk slams Quinn! Skyler and Hollis rush PCO to club away on him. They double whip but PCO breaks the line to double clothesline them! PCO choke tosses Skyler into a corner, then choke slams him on the rebound! PCO climbs up top and LEAPS at Quinn on the apron! But Skyler gets Quinn clear and PCO hits only apron! But PCO gets up like it was nothing!

Fans fire up with PCO, but Hollis DIVES out onto him! PCO catches Hollis to send him into the barriers! Fans chant for “P C O!” as he gets back in. Quinn throws big forearms then runs, but PCO runs him over! Tag to Scurll and Scurll chops Quinn back down. Scurll rocks Quinn with a European Uppercut then another CHOP! Scurll runs but Hollis swipes his feet. Quinn tags out to Skyler in the distraction. Quinn runs at Scurll but Scurll throws him out, only to turn around into Skyler’s slingshot spear! Cover, TWO! Skyler keeps on Scurll with a rain of right hands. Tag to Hollis and they mug Scurll in the corner. Hollis snapmares and drops a knee, then covers. TWO, and fans rally up for Scurll. Hollis feeds Scurll to Quinn’s boot then tags Quinn in.

Quinn and Hollis mug Scurll in the corner, then Quinn snapmares Scurll to a chinlock. Scurll endures the squeeze while fans rally up again. Scurll fights his way up and out. Quinn whips Scurll to the corner but runs into boots. Scurll fights out but gets a corner clothesline! Quinn whips but Scurll reverses to a tornado DDT! Both men are down but crawling for their corners. Hot tags to Skyler and Brody! Brody rallies on all there opponents! Fans fire up as Brody puts Skyler on the ropes, for a cannonball! Scurll tags back in but Skyler knees low. Skyler throws hands, then runs, but into Brody’s flapjack! Scurll adds a dropkick then Brody adds the senton! Fans fire up again as Scurll drags Skyler up. Scurll suplexes but Skyler slips out.

Hollis tags in before Brody clotheslines Skyler out. Hollis dodges Scurll to hit PCO. Scurll catches Hollis for a powerbomb! PCO climbs up while Scurll turns Hollis over, leg drop Boston Crab! PCO DIVES on Skyler and Quinn! Scurll catapults Hollis into Brody’s forearm! Back senton across Scurll’s knees! Brody lifts Hollis and hits the Gonzo Bomb! Hollis bounces up into the Chicken Wing! Hollis taps, Villain Enterprises wins!

Winners: Villain Enterprises, Marty Scurll by submission

But wait! Red balloons fly out from under the ring! But also some black balloons… The Kingdom laugh as they appear on stage. Were they looking for someone? It’s no secret that The Kingdom are the best trio on this planet. They’re the best trio in history! The Kingdom doesn’t fear anyone, especially not these “three goons.” They’d love to get in that ring and even put the titles on the line! But Matt Taven keeps TK O’Ryan calm as he says they’re fighting champions. They have no problems defending any place, any where, any time, especially against “Melvin Enterprises.” Just not this time. The Kingdom loves to troll everyone, but will Scurll and company be the ones having the last laugh?

 

The Kingdom speaks backstage.

Vinnie Marseglia laughs again, and says he “hates to spoil it for all the puppets in ROH, but PCO is human.” TK O’Ryan says Brody King is big and bad, but getting hit upside the head with a baseball bat, he’d be out cold just like anybody else. And Taven lets them all know that while Villain Enterprises is new around here, The Kingdom runs the show. #RespectTheCrown. The Kingdom are the champions and will defend them when they choose. “Because IIII’M Matt Taven, and this is MY Kingdom.”

 

Jay Lethal speaks.

“It is getting more and more difficult to keep track of everybody in line for this ROH World Championship.” Because all Lethal can see is a man running around pretending that his fake belt counts! Taven attacks Lethal from behind, disrespects the company and disrespects the REAL belt by spitting on it! Lethal is sick and tired of Taven! Taven has Lethal’s attention, where and when will this issue of two world title belts be put to rest?

 

The Gatekeeper has a brand new challenger.

Kelly Klein put it upon herself to be a fighting champion on a level like no other champion. She willingly defends her title in every singles match she has! Watch Kelly defend that title against a debuting but very promising Woman of Honor via Honor Club’s On Demand!

 

NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship: Nick Aldis w/ Kamille VS PJ Black!

For the first time ever, ROH TV plays host to the NWA’s top title! The National Treasure brings the Ten Pounds of Gold to the Ring of Honor as the first man to defend it here. The Darewolf, who narrowly avoided death in a base jumping accident, has climbed back and is the first man to challenge for this title in ROH. History is being made, but will it be for a successful defense or a successful defeat?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this is the first time the title has been defended in Atlanta, Georgia since 1993! Fans say “Thank you, Nick!” This historic match finally begins, after the break!

ROH returns and the Code of Honor is skipped by PJ. The bell rings, and the two circle and tie up. Aldis wrenches but PJ cartwheels and wrenches. Aldis spins through and reverses the wristlock. PJ rolls and drop toeholds! Aldis reverses to a hammerlock but PJ gets the ropes. Aldis lets PJ go and the two circle again. They tie up and PJ gets a waistlock. PJ rolls Aldis, TWO, but PJ is on Aldis in a corner with a facelock. PJ honors the break but he gives Aldis a shove. Aldis decides to lounge on the top rope for a moment, so PJ shows off his capoeria while telling Aldis to “Suck It!” Fans echo “Suck It! Suck It!” as Aldis and PJ approach again. They tie up and Aldis gets a headlock. PJ powers out but Aldis runs him over.

Things speed up and Aldis avoids PJ’s Thesz Press. Aldis rebounds and blocks PJ’s hip toss, but PJ blocks Aldis’ hip toss to sweep the legs. PJ covers, ONE! Aldis gets the headlock takeover and makes it a cover, TWO and PJ gets the headscissors. PJ squeezes but Aldis moves around. Aldis headstands and pops out, but PJ gets back. PJ calls for a time-out, but there are no such things. Even so, Aldis lets PJ stand up, and they go again. PJ gets a headlock, and the takeover, but Aldis headscissors back. PJ headstands and pops out but Aldis ducks the boot to roll PJ! TWO, and PJ fakes Aldis out with a punch. PJ offers Aldis a hand, and Aldis takes it, only for PJ to uppercut! PJ uppercuts more but Aldis backslides, TWO!

The Darewolf asks for another time-out but from the corner. Aldis and PJ circle but PJ promises not to cheat. He offers a handshake but also crosses his fingers behind his back. Aldis takes the handshake, but PJ sweeps the legs and double stomps the back! PJ flexes but Aldis stands up. Aldis clotheslines PJ right down! Aldis puts PJ in the corner and CHOPS! He throws body shots and more chops, but PJ turns it around to CHOP Aldis back. They brawl in the corner but PJ stomps low. Aldis hits back and bumps PJ on buckles. Aldis whips corner to corner then runs in for a big clothesline. He whips PJ corner to corner again but PJ goes up and headscissors Aldis out!

PJ slingshots but Aldis slips into the ring. Aldis poses but PJ comes back. They speed up and PJ fakes Aldis out to then poke him in the eyes! The referee reprimands PJ while Aldis regroups with Kamille. PJ climbs up but Kamille stands in his way. Aldis gets to the other side, PJ slides out but gets run over with a lariat! Aldis refreshes the ring count while we go to break.

ROH returns and Aldis has PJ in a chinlock. Fans rally on both sides as PJ fights out. PJ throws heavy forearms then whips, but Aldis reverses. PJ kicks Aldis then runs, but Aldis follows to clothesline PJ upside-down! Aldis drags PJ up for a suplex, and holds him up there! Then brings him down! Cover, TWO! PJ gets to a corner but Aldis is right after him with a CHOP! Aldis whips PJ corner to corner hard, then back drops on the rebound! Fans cheer as Aldis covers, TWO! Aldis keeps on PJ with another facelock. PJ endures as Aldis wrenches. They stand and PJ hits back with body shots and a CHOP! Aldis CHOPS, PJ CHOPS, and now they brawl!

Aldis whips but PJ rolls off his back. PJ heel kicks Aldis down, then runs corner to corner for crossbody! PJ easily lands on the apron and bumps Aldis off buckles. He climbs up an dleaps for a flying elbow! PJ keeps going to the other corner and climbs again, for another flying elbow! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up as PJ stalks Aldis. PJ whips Aldis but Aldis reverses, only for PJ to hold ropes. Aldis walks into PJ’s boot, and then PJ springboards for a moonsault! PJ only grazes Aldis, so he quickly grabs Aldis for the inverted DDT. PJ hurries up top again and Aldis stands to get flying double stomps! Cover, TWO!! Aldis survives the stomp to the heart, but PJ keeps his cool. PJ climbs again and takes aim, but his double ax handles are caught into a BIG German Suplex!

Aldis drags PJ up again for a fast powerbomb! High stack cover, TWO, but Aldis holds onto the legs to try his Kingsland Cloverleaf! PJ brings Aldis in for a cradle! TWO, and both men get to corners. Aldis runs in but into an elbow. PJ hops up but Aldis trips him up! Aldis climbs up behind PJ but PJ resists. PJ elbows Aldis away but Aldis clubs him back. Aldis climbs again, SUPER GERMAN! Both men are down but fans fire up! Aldis crawls to a cover, TWO! The Darewolf survives and the National Treasure grows frustrated while we go to one last break.

ROH returns once more, and fans rally as Aldis heads for the top rope. PJ rolls and SHORYUKENS! PJ climbs but Aldis resists. Aldis hits back with body shots and pushes PJ away. PJ comes back quick, SUPER STEINER! Then springboard moonsault! Cover, TWO!! PJ can’t believe it, but Aldis escapes! PJ drags Aldis up for a dragon sleeper, but Aldis endures. Aldis pries free to scoop PJ into the TOMBSTONE! Aldis heads up top again, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! PJ lives and even Kamille is shocked. Aldis gives Kamille a signal and she tosses the belt in the ring! Kamille distracts the referee, but both men grab at the belt! PJ SLAPS Aldis away, then picks up the Ten Pounds of Gold! PJ tosses it to Aldis and falls over! Aldis gets caught with the belt in his hands but the referee takes it away. PJ rolls Aldis! TWO!!

PJ wheelbarrows and turns Aldis over, Billy Goat’s Curse! Aldis crawls as PJ stretches, and Aldis gets the ropebreak! Aldis bails out, but PJ DIVES on him! Direct hit brings Aldis down but PJ gets back in the ring. PJ builds speed again, to wreck KAMILLE with a dropkick! Kamille took the hit for Aldis but fans still boo PJ for it! Fans do know “This is Awesome!” as Aldis goes after PJ. But PJ throws Aldis into the post! PJ puts Aldis in the ring and springboards for a crossbody! But Aldis manages to roll through! TWO!! PJ shoulders and slingshots but Aldis sits on the sunset, but he also holds the ropes! The referee sees that, and kicks Aldis’ arms away! PJ finishes the sunset flip, TWO! Aldis gets the legs, Kingsland Cloverleaf! PJ endures but taps, Aldis wins!

Winner: Nick Aldis, by submission; still NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion

History is made as the National Treasure retains the title on ROH TV! Is this only the beginning of the Ten Pounds of Gold being part of ROH history?

 

Juice Robinson heads to the ring!

The Flamboyant One saw that there was still some time left over tonight and decided to take this opportunity to address the fans. “What up, Hotlanta?!” Juice says the last time he was here, he promised there’d be a lot more of him in an ROH ring. And he didn’t mean for a cup of coffee or for a Global Wars tour. He meant a hell of a lot more Juice in ROH in 2019! But why? Isn’t NJPW so fun? It’s because Juice knows what this company stands for: Honor. Juice has had something in the works, and the pieces have all come together.

“ROH was founded by guys like Samoa Joe. Guys like AJ Styles. The lifeblood of ROH for so long has been through the hard work of guys like the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson.” Or even Juice’s best friend, Tyler Black. All those guys cared about honor. Those are the guys that when their music hit, they came down the stairs, entered the ring, and looked their opponent(s) in the eyes and said, “Win, lose or draw, we’re going to start this with a handshake, and no matter what happens, end with a handshake.” That is what ROH is about. Juice can’t figure out what’s happened over the last few years. Tonight, ROH hits a reset button. Tonight, ROH begins its restoration. And tonight, “we bring ROH to the next level!” And that starts right here and now.

The pulse that we’ve seen for weeks! Juice is joined in the ring by David Finlay, Mark Haskins, Bandido, Tracy Williams, and Tenille Dashwood! “We are Lifeblood!” And together, they will put the Honor back in Ring of Honor! Fans are loving this already! Will this new alliance of rising stars revitalize ROH?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A really great episode right here, and we finally know what that pulse was about. Juice Robinson leading a new faction, Lifeblood, is a great move for him in ROH. It represents a new level Juice himself has reached, and helps give him and all the wrestlers in the stable something to be part of. This can definitely feed the story I’d been sensing of Tenille Dashwood returning to confront the person who attacked her, which can turn out to be Kelly Klein. Tenille VS Kelly can be Lifeblood’s Women of Honor Championship story while the five men go after the variety of titles. I’m sure Juice would want to be world champion, leaving the World TV, World Tag and World Six Man Championships to any of the other members.

Juice’s promo leading up to Lifeblood’s debut was also very well done. It kept the continuity of ROH’s past, with name drops including the wrestlers now known as Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins. Juice’s group might also be pitted against Bully Ray’s group, who aren’t so honorable. That will make for a great 5v5 tag down the line and then separate showdowns for things like the Briscoes defending the World Tag Team Championships against any combination from Lifeblood.

Villain Enterprises does great again in another Six Man Tag victory while The Kingdom do well again as the arrogant Heels they are. They’ll have it out for those titles soon enough, whether The Kingdom likes it or not. And with Jay Lethal’s promo, that match for the undisputed ROH World Championship has to be happening sooner rather than later. Maybe they can arrange it for the ROH Anniversary Show.  And then the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship was great, and was rightfully given lots of time. PJ was great being the sneaky Heel he’s been known to be, but it almost felt like Aldis was turning Heel in the course of the match. Between Kamille being his shield but also getting him the belt, this match started to feel like Heel VS Heel. And that’s a good thing, we don’t get those enough in any promotion.

Obviously Aldis retains, a random ROH TV episode isn’t the place for a title change. But maybe ROH and NWA work a Pay-Per-View together and that is when an ROH star challenges and takes the NWA title, or vice-versa and an NWA star takes an ROH title.

My Score: 8.3/10


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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/13/19)

It’s an epic rematch between Ricochet and Adam Cole BAYBAY!

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NXT reignites a heated rivalry as The One and Only Ricochet takes on Adam Cole BAYBAY! Who will prove themselves worthier of the North American Champion?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Shane Thorne VS Dominik Dijakovic; Dijakovic wins.
  • Street Profits VS Humberto Carrillo & Stacy Ervin Jr; Street Profits win.
  • Taynara Conti VS Aliyah; Aliyah wins.
  • Ricochet VS Adam Cole; Ricochet wins.

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WWE honors the memory of Pedro Morales.

 

Shane Thorne VS Dominik Dijakovic!

The Worst and the Croatian crusher both had a great showing in WWE Worlds Collide, but neither man won the epic tournament. Even so, both men look to climb the ranks on NXT all the same! Will a win help one of these men reach a championship opportunity on the Road to Wrestlemania Weekend?

The bell rings and Thorne circles with Dijakovic. They tie up and go around, and Dijakovic pushes Thorne to a corner. Thorne pulls Dijakovic’s nose but Dijakovic pushes him back! The referee has the two break, but Thorne uses it to hotshot the arm! Thorne gets a waistlock and powers Dijakovic into buckles. He throws hands and wraps the arm on the ropes. Dijakovic pushes Thorne away but Thorne comes back with kicks and forearms! Thorne dropkicks Dijakovic down! Then he kicks away on every part of Dijakovic he can find! Fans fire up and Thorne goes after Dijakovic’s arm and neck. Thorne pulls and fans rally up. Dijakovic fights back but Thorne wrenches the bad arm. Dijakovic breaks free then counters Thorne, and even CHOPS him! Big clothesline clobbers Thorne!

Thorne comes back but Dijakovic kicks and elbows back. “Time to fly!” Dijakovic suplex and tosses Thorne! Dijakovic grabs Thorne by the throat, but Thorne pulls on the weak up to escape. Thorne uppercuts and saido suplexes! Both men are down but fans rally up. Thorne and Dijakovic get to corners but Thorne climbs up. Dijakovic stops him with a palm strike! Dijakovic climbs but Thorne throws hands. They brawl as Dijakovic climbs. Dijakovic clubs away on Thorne, but Thorne goes after the bad arm! Thorne pushes Dijakovic off but Dijakovic back flips! Dijakovic then SUPERKICKS Thorne down! Thorne staggers but Dijakovic springboards for a corkscrew plancha! Dijakovic defies physics and fans lose their minds! Dijakovic puts Thorne back in and fans call for it! Torture rack, Feast Your Eyes! Cover, Dijakovic wins!

Winner: Dominik Dijakovic, by pinfall

Dijakovic feasts on another victory! Will he continue his streak and feast on a title match in the near future?

 

The Undisputed Era speaks.

Adam Cole is tired of hearing they’re having a bad start to 2019. Everyone hits speed bumps, but they vow to finish what they started. Step one: regain the NXT Tag Team Championships. Step two: continue to be the best team on this whole show! The Undisputed Era will claim what is theirs and take what is theirs. Roderick Strong is excited. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly will be back together as a tag team, and then Strong and Cole can go for singles titles. They will be dripping in gold in 2019, and that starts with Cole taking out Ricochet. Ricochet is a flash in the pan, but the Undisputed Era runs the show. They will show Ricochet, they will show NXT and they will show the world why they are Undisputed.

 

Exclusive interview after last week’s Six Woman Tag main event.

The Sky Pirates were pumped after their big victory alongside Bianca Belair over the Horsewomen. Io Shirai was especially excited because she proved she can beat Shayna Baszler. The Genius of the Sky wants that NXT Women’s Championship. The Pirate Princess warns Shayna to watch out, but then The EST comes by. There’s no beef between them, but Bianca would’ve had Shayna beat on two different occasions. Bianca is still Un-De-Fea-Ted, but will she get her second shot before Shirai gets her first?

 

Street Profits VS Humberto Carrillo & Stacy Ervin Jr!

Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford are still stinging from the Forgotten Sons using numbers against them in their post-TakeOver showdown. But they look to get things back on track, even against this new young combination.

But wait, is that Kassius Ohno? Why? The Knockout Artist has been back for two years but not the best two years. He wants to let us know that as he was watching backstage, he sees some familiar faces in the Full Sail crowd. Ohno felt the need to come out here that, from the bottom of his heart, “each and everyone of you guys make me sick!” Ohno despises the Full Sail crowd! Their chants and their signs, too! The fans think they know everything but they don’t! Ohno is leaving, again! He’ll go somewhere where he can show he’s the “Best to Ever Do It”! But here comes Keith Lee! Lee rocks Ohno with an elbow!

The Limitless One takes the mic as fans sing for him. Lee tells Ohno, “Oh no… Or better yet, OH MY GAWD~!” This could’ve been so much worse. Lee could’ve low blow’d Ohno like he did Lee. But Ohno, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. And please, pardon the interruption. Let’s keep the show rolling! The Profits make their entrance and the match finally begins!

The Profits are wary of Lee, but he assures them, Wakanda Forever. Dawkins & Ford also taunt Ohno being knocked right out, then finally hit the ring.

The teams sort out and we begin with Carrillo and Ford. Carrillo and Ford tie up, and Carrillo gets a headlock. Ford can’t get free of the newest Cruiserweight’s grip, but the third time’s the charm. Carrillo runs Ford over, then things speed up and Carrrillo rolls of Ford’s back. Ford returns the favor and then sweeps the legs. Cover, ONE, and the two dodge each other’s kicks. Double dropkicks cancel out and both men handspring up. Fans fire up as Ford breaks it down. Carrillo and Ford shake hands to show there is respect. But then Ford kicks low! Ford clubs Carrillo and drags him to the corner. Tag to Dawkins and the Profits mug Carrillo.

Dawkins elbows Carrillo then tags Ford. They club away on Carrillo more, then Ford whips Carrillo corner to corner. Carrillo goes up and over and then shows off his agility! Ford runs into an arm-drag, then another! Carrillo has the armlock, but Ford finds his way up. Tag to Dawkins and Ford whips Carrillo. Carrillo reverses but gets run over by Dawkins. Dawkins whips but Carrillo somersaults and enziguris! Carrillo brings Dawkins over, tag to Ervin! They double whip and dropkick Dawkins down! Ervin hits a BIG standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Ervin runs but Dawkins reels him in for a SPEAR! Dawkins gets up and brings Ervin over. Tag to Ford and the Profits stomp a mudhole into Ervin. Ford covers, TWO!

Ford keeps between Ervin and Carrillo as he clubs Ervin back down. He kicks Ervin hard in the ribs then reels Ervin into a chinlock. Ford thrashes Ervin around to show that new edge. Fans rally up and Ervin fights his way up. Ervin pries the hold open but Ford clubs him. Ford shoves and back suplexes HARD! Cover, TWO! Tag to Dawkins and the Profits double back suplexes. Ervin slips out and ducks, hot tag to Carrillo! Carrillo rallies on the Profits and fires off haymakers on Dawkins! Carrillo whips but Dawkins reverses, only to get a handspring back elbow! Ford runs in but misses, Carrillo uses Dawkins to arm-drag Ford! Carrillo rocks Dawkins back then climbs up fast, big missile dropkick! Fans fire up with Carrillo as he hits the somersault moonsault! Cover, TWO!

Carrillo drags Dawkins over and Ervin tags in. Ervin climbs, and hits a TSUNAMISAULT! Cover, but Ford breaks it! Ford puts Carrillo in the corner but Carrillo dumps and kicks him out. Dawkins ROCKS Carrillo and Ford tags in. Ervin runs into a pop-up, and his huricanrana is blocked! Dawkins spins Ervin, Ford says “SUCK IT!” for the blockbuster DOomsday device! Cover, The Street Profits win!

Winners: The Street Profits, Montez Ford pinning

The #CurseofGreatness now has a new intensity behind it! But they pick up mics to say “There seems to be a lot of gold raiding going around.” But best believe, Ford & Dawkins want a piece. Fans say “You Deserve It!” Ford says the Profits’ time in NXT has been a roller coaster. But one thing about roller coasters, it’s a fun ride! Make no mistake, at any given time, if they are given the ball, they can go to war! Profits call out the War Raiders, but they get the European Alliance!

Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel see Ford & Dawkins, and say, “Nein, nein, nein.” Opportunities are sacred in NXT. And no one deserves opportunities more than Aichner & Barthel. Street Profits, “stand aside.” But wait, here come Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch! The One Two Combination aren’t about words, they’re about fighting! All three teams argue, but here come the War Raiders! Hanson & Rowe stand on stage to say there’s an awful lot of talk, but no action. If these teams want these titles, “make a move!” Rowe & Hanson head for the ring, but here come the Undisputed Era! They attack Rowe & Hanson from behind 3v2! Then they feed the champs to the other contenders, and it is a feeding frenzy!

Rowe and Hanson hold their own against three teams, and even dump Ford out onto Barthel! Burch gets Thor’s Hammer! And Lorcan gets tossed onto everyone! The Undisputed Era’s plan didn’t work out at all! Who will earn the shot against the machines of Hanson & Rowe?

 

Taynara Conti VS Aliyah!

The Brazilian black belt and the Canadian Cat’s Meow want to prove they’re still worthy of an NXT Women’s Championship shot, but they’ll have to do it against each other. Who will gain some much needed momentum on the Road to Wrestlemania Weekend?

The bell rings and fans duel as the two circle. Taynara avoids Aliyah’s grip and gets a takedown. Jackknife cover, TWO! Aliyah has Taynara by the hair but Taynara uses that for a flying armbar takedown! Aliyah scrambles to a ropebreak, and Taynara lets go. Taynara comes back but runs into a forearm. Aliyah brings Taynara down by her hair! Cover, TWO! Vanessa Borne appears at ringside to watch this up close and personal. Aliyah pulls Taynara around and hits a fireman’s carry takedown. Aliyah kicks away on Taynara’s back then covers again, ONE! The ref reprimands Aliyah as she grabs hair again. Aliyah kicks but Taynara catches the leg to another jackknife bridge. TWO, but Taynara rolls Aliyah up again. TWO, and Tyanara trips Aliyah into buckles!

Taynara throws Aliyah around with her judo training, then rolls through to finish her with a pump kick! Taynara toys with Aliyah then climbs up top. Aliyah gets up but gets caught into a hanging armbar! Taynara lets go at 4 but fires up. Vanessa doesn’t seem impressed, and then she goes after Taynara’s feet! Aliyah throws Taynara off the top! Aliyah drags Taynara up and around for a modified armlock! She stomps away on Taynara’s head as part of “Total Aliyahnation!” Taynara taps, Aliyah wins!!

Winner: Aliyah, by submission

The Vision helps the fashionable Aliyah win, and it seems an alliance is struck. But before they can explain themselves, Shayna Baszler storms her way out to the ring! Vanessa and Aliyah get clear of the angry Queen of Spades, but Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke put them back in! Shayna and the Horsewomen wreck Aliyah, then Marina fireman’s carry Vanessa into Jessamyn’s roundhouse! Taynara is not spared, Shayna gut wrench side slams her down! Shayna grabs a mic and says “This is your reality now!” Do not get in their way and do not question them. And do NOT piss them off. The Horsewomen leave, having made their statement. Who else will be trampled by their furious stampede?

 

Ricochet VS Adam Cole!

The King of Flight and the Panama City Playboy are far from through with each other, especially if it means getting closer to a championship match. While Johnny Wrestling and The Velveteen Dream fight for the NXT North American Championship next week, this match could determine a new #1 contender for afterward. Which former champion will take the next step back to that North American title?

The bell rings and the trash talk begins. Fans love “Both These Guys!” as they tie up. They go around the ring and end up in a corner. Cole turns it around and backs off only to sucker punch! Cole stomps a mudhole in then brings Ricochet up to whip. Ricochet holds ropes and back elbows hard! Ricochet throws haymakers but Cole kicks and punches back. Cole whips but Ricochet rolls off his back. Ricochet somersaults, handsprings, headscissors and dropkicks! Cole bails out but Ricochet DIVES! Ricochet rains down rights and then toys with Cole. Ricochet puts Cole back in and runs corner to corner. Cole boots Ricochet back, then hops up, but Ricochet enziguris back!

Ricochet climbs up but Cole bumps him off buckles. Cole adjusts but Ricochet resists the sunset flip. Ricochet rains rights, but Cole SUPERKICKS the legs out! Ricochet’s leg is caught in the ropes, and Cole stomps away! The referee backs Cole off then helps Ricochet out, but Cole comes back to swing the leg into the post! Ricochet writhes in agony and Cole takes his time returning. Cole stomps Ricochet more then drags him up into the corner. Cole wraps the leg on the ropes and pulls! The ref counts and Cole lets go at 4. Cole stomps Ricochet more as fans start to duel. Cole dragon screws Ricochet down! Fans grow louder in their duel while Cole stalks Ricochet. Ricochet stands but Cole kicks his legs out! Cole taunts Ricochet before grabbing the bad leg. Ricochet enziguris but Cole ducks it to then smash the knee on the mat!

Cole stomps the bad leg and Ricochet can only crawl. Cole takes the leg and drops knees on it! Fans rally up as Cole stomps Ricochet’s bad leg. Cole stomps Ricochet at the ropes and into a corner. The ref counts and Cole tells him to shut up! The ref and Cole argue but Cole goes back to Ricochet’s leg. Cole puts on a standing kneebar to push on the leg. Ricochet kicks free, but hobbles up. Cole dropkicks the leg right out! Ricochet clutches the leg but refuses to quit. Cole vows Ricochet will not reach the title before him. Cole stomps Ricochet more then drags him up. Ricochet denies the shin breaker and fans rally up. Cole reels Ricochet in but Ricochet slips out of the back suplex. Ricochet’s leg buckles but he shoves Cole away.

Ricochet somersaults but he can’t finish the attack! Cole swings, Ricochet dodges and comes back with a BIG clothesline! Both men are down and fans fire up! Ricochet drags himself up but Cole follows. Ricochet boots Cole with the good leg, then pushes Cole into buckles. Tiger Feint in the corner! Ricochet climbs on one leg, and leaps, for a flying uppercut! Ricochet still manages a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Ricochet gets the bad leg moving as fans rally up. Ricochet goes to Cole and brings him up, but the leg won’t allow the fireman’s carry. He rocks Cole with a forearm but Cole again kicks the bad leg out! Cole throws big forearms in the corner then hoists Ricochet up top. Ricochet pushes Cole away but Cole enziguris! Cole drags Ricochet out on a fireman’s carry, Ushigoroshi! Cover, TWO! Ricochet lives and fans are loving this!

Cole keeps his cool while Ricochet slowly catches his breath. Fans duel as Cole stalks Ricochet to ropes. Cole drags Ricochet up as fans cheer for “Both These Guys!” Cole suplexes but Ricochet resists. Ricochet slips out of the suplex and ducks the enziguri! Northern Lights and roll through, to deadlift. But the legs give out, Last Shot Brainbuster! Cover, TWO!! Ricochet survives but Cole tells him to stay down. Ricochet doesn’t and fans rally up. Cole pulls down the knee pad, runs, but Ricochet dodges the Shining Wizard to roll up! TWO, 52 Fake-Out! Cole misses the superkick to get a Reverse-Rana! Ricochet drags Cole to a drop zone then drags himself to a corner. Ricochet climbs but the bad leg is refusing to work. Fans cheer him on as he one leg springboard sentons! Cover, TWO!!

Ricochet’s desperate dive didn’t work out, but he still tries the fireman’s carry! Cole fights out but walks into a back elbow. Cole forearms back but Ricochet returns it. They keep hitting back and forth, and Ricochet grows stronger for it! Ricochet fires off more forearms but Cole mule kicks the leg out. Cole misses the boot and Ricochet uppercuts him. But Cole pump boots, only for Ricochet to knee strike. Cole enziguris, dodges the Pele, SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!? Ricochet lives and Cole is shocked! But Full Sail is thunderous for this main event! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but Cole wants to end this. Cole drags Ricochet up and to a corner. He throws big forearms, then hoists Ricochet up top again. Cole throws more forearms, then climbs up.

Fans duel as Cole throws more forearms. Ricochet slips out to club Cole back! Ricochet grits his teeth and climbs up on one leg. He grabs Cole but Cole elbows the bad leg. Cole sends Ricochet down to the apron! Cole turns around and drags Ricochet back up. But Ricochet fights back now, and steadies himself, for a SUPER STEINER! Ricochet ax kicks Cole down! But he’s not done there, Northern Lights roll through to Falcon Arrow! And a fireman’s carry, for the Vertigo Driver! Cover, Ricochet wins!!

Winner: Ricochet, by pinfall

The One and Only wins, but he’s instantly attacked by the rest of the Undisputed Era! But here comes Aleister Black! Aleister throws hands on Strong, O’Reilly and Fish, but Cole SUPERKICKS him! Strong gets Aleister with End of Heartache! “Nobody can touch us!” Will the Undisputed Era leave everyone behind on the Road to Wrestlemania Weekend?

 


 

My Thoughts:

Another great episode for NXT! Thorne VS Dijakovic was essentially filler but anything is good for the now solo Aussie. Thorne should consider the option of being a crossover talent between NXT USA and NXT UK. NXT UK needs a more clear singles midcard, and Thorne could get some good play over there. Dijakovic meanwhile continues a nice roll, he himself might get a midcard title shot, perhaps after Wrestlemania Weekend. Good to see Keith Lee and Kassius Ohno will continue where they left off, especially the way Lee came out and clocked Ohno. I’m thinking Ohno’s talk of leaving for somewhere they’d appreciate him is a sign he’s finally going to the main roster, and perhaps as part of the coming Superstar Shake-Up after Wrestlemania. That will be great, the blow-off curtain call match for Ohno will be great, I really hope he goes to SmackDown.

I’m liking the aggressive Street Profits. They had their fun in their first couple of years, now it’s time to get serious if they want gold. I also appreciate throwing in Aichner & Barthel as well as Lorcan & Burch. Lorcan & Burch are getting title shots on NXT UK, but I’m pretty sure they won’t win. I don’t think they’ll win on NXT USA, either. Of the five teams, the War Raiders either retain or the Undisputed Era’s reDRagon gets those belts back. But having a 5-team tag match of some kind at TakeOver: New York, that would be amazing! Perhaps make it a ladder match, that seems like the most reasonable way to do this. Though, I’m starting to think the other four teams will compete in something and then it’s just a #1 contender team against the Raiders, which is fine but not as insane.

Taynara VS Aliyah was clearly just a smokescreen to give us the first real moment of the Horsewomen running wild. I wonder if Taynara will be forced to join Aliyah and Vanessa against the Horsewomen in a Six Woman Tag, where Jessamyn and Marina can finally get some wins. And I also enjoy the nod that Bianca is not happy with the Sky Pirates thinking they can skip ahead of her in line. I wonder if something will happen to get William Regal involved to make an official decision on who is facing Shayna in New York. Maybe a Triple Threat of Bianca, Shirai and Kairi. Kairi and Shirai might be friends but they can give us some great Stardom style competition before Shirai eventually gets the win.

And of course, Ricochet VS Cole was amazing! That was almost on par with their title match. Ricochet did great selling the leg and impressed everyone by still getting moves off on one leg. It was good for the match to end before the Undisputed Era attacked, because at least Ricochet his win. Aleister Black coming out to help was an interesting surprise, but perhaps it’s out of respect for Ricochet from Halftime Heat. I’m very curious to see how this will turn out in regards to the two singles titles. Gargano VS Dream is next week and that is going to be amazing, and I’m sensing the outcome ties back into this developing story of Undisputed Era, Ricochet and Aleister.

My Score: 8.5/10


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