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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Report! (8/1/18)



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The NEW NXT Champion is the Psycho Killer, Tommaso Ciampa! He plans on addressing the fans tonight, what will he have to say about his Blackheart Reign?


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  • Heavy Machinery VS The Mighty; Heavy Machinery wins.
  • Mustache Mountain VS Matt Knots & Bradley Taylor; Mustache Mountain wins.
  • EC3 VS Kona Reeves; EC3 wins.
  • Shayna Baszler VS Candice LeRae; Shayna wins.


NXT honors the memories of Nikolai Volkoff and Brian Christopher Lawler.


NXT reviews the shocking turn-of-events in last week’s championship main event.

Aleister Black defended against Tommaso Ciampa, even after the Psycho Killer blindsided the Dutch Destroyer backstage. Ciampa kept repeating that all he’d need was “one moment” to become champion. No one wanted to believe him, especially not Aleister. Darkness clashed with darkness toe to toe and move for move to a degree worthy of the NXT Championship. But Ciampa being the devil he is, wanted to up the ante. It would seemingly backfire, but would instead work to Ciampa’s advantage. Even Johnny Gargano’s interference on the NXT Universe’s behalf would help Ciampa. And in the end, the words “and NEW NXT Champion” were uttered. Ciampa made good on his word, and it was all bad for the NXT Universe. Is Ciampa’s moment going to become a reign of terror?


Heavy Machinery VS The Mighty!

Tucker Knight & Otis Dozovic have had it with Nick Miller & Shane Thorne cheating to win matches against them. From using the ropes to attacking Tucky backstage to leave Dozer in a handicap match, the weighty weightlifters promise to make Miller & Thorne pay for it all. The Mighty may not kneel, but will they be steamrolled here tonight?

The Mighty start by throwing their jackets at Heavy Machinery, but Heavy Machinery just throws them back! Tucker & Otis then attack while Miller & Thorne can’t see! Dozer bulldozes Thorne while Tucky haymakers Miller out of the ring. Tucker chases Miller while the bell rings. Miller runs into Otis to get run over, leaving Thorne alone. Thorne throws hands but they do nothing to the dense Dozer. Thorne pie-faces Otis, but pays for it with swatting haymakers! Miller tags in but runs into a spinning, spinning, spinning scoop slam! Dozer is dizzy but he fires back up. Thorne dropkicks Dozer down then stomps away, then puts him in the Mighty’s corner. He throws haymakers, then tags in Miller.

Miller throws haymakers of his own, then chokes Otis and rakes his face. He taunts Tucker, then drags Otis up for a chop. Otis chops back! Otis tries but fails to fight out, and Thorne tags in. The Mighty work together to lift Otis, and manage a double back suplex. Cover, TWO! Miller goes after the arm now, then stomps Otis’ head. Fans rally up for Otis while Thorne knees and stomps Otis back down. Thorne chokes Otis on the ropes now, then backs off at 4. He drags Otis over, and Miller tags in. The Mighty stomp on Otis, then Miller wraps on a chinlock. Otis endures as fans rally up. Otis fights out with elbows, but Miller grabs hair to deny a tag. He pays for it with a back suplex from Otis!

Both men are down, hot tag to Tucker! Tucker rallies with clubbing ax handles, then throws Thorne in. He double clotheslines and double sidewalk slams them both! And he even gives Thorne a dropkick! Miller comes back but gets his arms trapped, and Tucker throws him over head! Fans fire up with Tucker as Tucker runs in, but Thorne saves Miller. Tucker just adjusts and goes to the apron for a CANNONBALL! Tucker puts Miller back in, but Thorne grabs his foot. Thorne is kicked away, but Miller chopblocks! Miller takes Otis out, then tags Thorne. But here come the Street Profits from the crowd!

Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford throw an instant party, but that distracts the Mighty. Tucker tags Otis! Otis bulldozes Thorne, then scoops Miller. He back drops Thorne right out of the ring without even dropping Miller! Tucker comes back in, for the COmpacter! Cover, Heavy Machinery wins!

Winners: Heavy Machinery, Otis pinning

Give a shout out to Street Profits, but Tucker & Otis still got the job done. The Mighty finally fall for someone else’s trick, will they fall in the NXT Tag Team Division’s ranks? And when will the Profits get their chance at revenge on Thorne & Miller?


Mustache Mountain VS Matt Knots & Bradley Taylor!

Trent Seven & Tyler Bate were NXT Tag Team Champions after winning in the Royal Albert Hall during the NXT UK launch event. However, they lost it back to the Undisputed Era here in Full Sail when Seven was pushed past his physical limits and Bate was pushed past his emotional limits. But the mustached mentor and his prodigy pupil are far from through with Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong, as they made clear last week with their surprise return. Can Bate & Seven climb back up to the top of the tag team mountain?

Bate starts against big Matt Knots at the bell. Knots mocks Bate’s hand waving before tying up with him. Bate powers Knots back but then Knots pushes Bate away. Knots mocks the waving again, but Bate grins as they circle again. They tie up, and Bate gets around behind Knots. Bate baits Knots to then go up and under and around. Bop up, BANG hits! Bate tags Seven, and Seven fireman’s carry and slam, Bate knee-board sentons! Cover, TWO, but Seven keeps on Knots with chops and forearms. Knots kicks the bad leg, then brings Seven over to tag in Bradley Taylor. Knots scoop slams Seven, Taylor adds an elbow. Taylor steps to Bate, but then shrugs him off. Taylor stays between Bate and Seven, but runs into Seven’s knee!

Seven chops and forearms, then gives some to Knots for good measure. Seven fires up, ducks a swing and Snap Dragon Suplexes Taylor down! He dares Taylor to get up, then clotheslines Taylor into a corner. Bate tags in, and runs corner to corner to kick down Knots! He gives the same kick to Taylor, then kips up to tag in Seven. Bates gives Taylor a standing Shooting Star while Seven dropkicks Knots down. Seven goes back to Taylor and Bate climbs up. Seven lifts Taylor in a torture rack, and Bates adds a knee drop to the Burning Hammer!! Seven covers, Mustache Mountain wins!

Winners: Mustache Mountain, Seven pinning

British Strong Style conquers two big-in-size opponents, proving why they’re championship tag team material. Bate & Seven pick up mics to speak.

“We’re back at Full Sail!” And to be honest, the last time didn’t go the way they expected. Seven apologizes to Bate and to the fans, but what happened happened. Bate & Seven spoke to GM William Regal, and now Mustache Mountain has a plan. Those “Undisputed Era boys” went after them, trying to literally tear Seven apart. Bate threw in a towel, because Seven’s health means the world to him. But Seven’s all good and they’re both on a mission to get the titles back! And via the rematch clause, it happens at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4! Fans like the sound of that! Will this title tiebreaker battle be the best of all?


EC3 VS Kona Reeves!

The Best Here, the Best There and the Best Anywhere didn’t take too kindly to The Finest questioning his quality of… Well, everything. The Top One Percent vows to show Kona what it really means to be the finest both in and out of the ring. Will EC3 continue to rack up #VictoryAfterVictory?

Fans are strongly behind “NX3! NX3!” as the bell rings. EC3 wants Kona to bring it, but Kona says EC3 will pay for rejecting NXT’s Finest! Kona and EC3 tie up, and Kona gets the headlock. He spins around to a hammerlock then a headlock takedown, but EC3 gets a headscisosrs. Kona pops out but ends up in EC3’s headlock. He can’t power his way out, even after three tries. Fans cheer on EC3’s top one percent headlock. EC3 grinds Kona but Kona pulls hair. He powers out but EC3 runs him over with a shoulder. EC3 gets moving again, and blocks the hip toss to give a hip toss. He scoop slams Kona, then gives him an EC3 elbow drop! Kona flounders to the apron but EC3 is upon him, only for Kona to hotshot EC3! Kona runs for a big boot! Cover, ONE.

Kona keeps on EC3 in a corner with haymakers and stomps. Fans boo and jeer but Kona backs off at 4. He drags EC3 up for a suplex, then brings EC3 up in a cobra clutch. EC3 stands up but is swung out for a back elbow. Kona puts on another “Kona Klutch”, but fans rally up for EC3. EC3 stands up and arm-drags out. He side steps and sends Kona out, to then block and counter the haymakers. EC3 gives jab after jab, then the Top One Percent punch! He chops Kona, then hits a corner forearm smash! EC3 rolls Kona out for a somersault neckbreaker! But here comes Velveteen Dream!

The Patrick Clark Experience feels he owes EC3 for ruining his celebration a few weeks ago. EC3 watches Dream closely as Dream needs to “get something straight.” There’s someone in the building who has a grudge over Royal Albert Hall. EC3 wants to talk about it, but he has to go to Dream’s world. And if EC3 is lucky, he might just be able to bask in the Experience. And back to your regularly scheduled match. HAWAIIAN DROP!! Cover, TWO!! Kona is shocked that his Finest finisher didn’t do it! And now he’s angry. He glares at EC3, telling him to stay down. EC3 doesn’t, and he gets Kona with the One Percent TKO! Cover, EC3 wins!

Winner: EC3, by pinfall

Not even a distraction can stop EC3 from racking up #VictoryAfterVictory. What will his response to the Dream’s invitation be?

Backstage interview with EC3.

The Top One Percent is cooling down after his win, but what IS his response to Dream? “What kind of man puts out an invitation like that?” Did EC3 not just beat The Finest? The answer is yes, so yes, EC3 will play Dream’s game, drink Dream’s Kool-Aid, take Dream’s Purple Pill and join Dream in his Experience. Dream wants a conversation, but even Dream knows it’ll become a fight. Everyone knows EC3 is the Best Here, There & Anywhere, the BDE of NX3! In other words, challenge accepted. Who will be the one basking in the spotlight after this #TopOnePercentDream match happens?


Shayna Baszler VS Candice LeRae!

The Queen of Spades always speaks words as harsh as her fighting style, but she was especially personal with Mrs. Wrestling. To Bully Baszler, Candice should stick to being a housewife to her broken down husband, but that only served to rile up the fighting spirit within the small but mighty superstar. Can Candice make Shayna eat her words ahead of her NXT Women’s Championship defense?

The bell rings and the two circle. Shayna laughs at Candice, not taking her serious. Shayna has beaten Candice before, back in the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament, so she doesn’t think Candice can win here. She even gives Candice a chance to leave now before anything happens. Candice refuses to give the bully what she wants, and she dropkicks Shayna out of the ring! Shayna moves to deny Candice a dive, but Candice still gives her a baseball slide dropkick! Candice fetches Shayna into the ring, then shoulders her way in. She gives Shayna a step-in jawbreaker and then arm-drags. Candice dropkicks Shayna again! Cover, TWO! Candice keeps on Shayna with a wristlock, then attempts an arcobatic arm-drag, only for Shayna to pull her off balance and onto ropes!

Candice crashes down but Shayna comes out to fetch her. Shayna drags Candice up to put her into steel steps! Shayna leaves Candice to the mercy of the count, but fans rally up for Mrs. Wrestling. Candice clutches her shoulder while dragging herself up and into the ring at 9. Shayna goes after her again with a cover, ONE. Now Shayna goes after the bad arm, and tortures it with sharp bending and sadistic stretching. She even sits on Candice to put her weight on her body. Candice powers up while fans rally, but she gets thrown shoulder first into buckles! Shayna grounds ‘n’ pounds, then hammerlock stomps like she’s done before! Candice writhes but Shayna toys with her. Shayna corners Candice, but Candice SLAPS Shayna!

Shayna roundhouses the bad shoulder, then Kimura hammerlocks it! She bends and pulls it in all directions, but Candice refuses to quit. Candice feeds off the fans’ rally, and she puts Shayna into buckles now. Shayna comes back and stomps Candice more, but Candice still enziguris back! Shayna staggers around, Candice comes back with that one arm to chop, haymaker and grind her forearm into Shayna! Candice gives a back elbow, then a snapmare. She climbs up and aims at Shayna, for a flying Complete Shot! Cover, ONE! Shayna rolls away, but she’s still reeling. Fans rally and Candice builds speed, to DIVE! Candice hits, but she puts Shayna in quick. Candice climbs, then hits a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO!! Shayna survives but is stunned.

Candice keeps her cool as she goes back to the corner. She works to get that bad arm moving again as she climbs up. Shayna stops her with a right hand, then climbs up to join her. Shayna wants a gutwrench but Candice holds on with that good arm. Candice fights Shayna off, then adjusts, for the leap! But she ends up in the Kirafuda Clutch!! Flashbacks to MYC! But this time, Candice gets a ropebreak! Shayna has to let go, and both women gasp for air. Candice small packages, TWO! She mule kicks, but misses, to go back into the Kirafuda! Candice rolls out, and double stomps Shayna! Candice keeps going, for the Unprettier! She’s not done, LIONSAULT! But she misses! Big knee, then Kirafuda! Candice flails, but she taps, Shayna wins!

Winner: Shayna Baslzer, by submission

Fans boo the bully, but the bully still beat the underdog. The Queen of Spades shows no mercy, she puts the Kirafuda BACK ON! Candice taps but it doesn’t matter this time! The referee calls for back-up and they rush the ring. They get Shayna to let go, but here comes Kairi Sane! The Pirate Princess wants a piece of the Queen of Spades already. Fans are on Kairi’s side, but Shayna takes her leave. Or so it seems, as she pounces on Kairi the moment she turns around! Shayna doesn’t like being defied, but she leaves again as Kairi tries to attack back. Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but Shayna says they all have to wait until Brooklyn. Will the Pirate Princess dethrone the Queen of Spades in their MYC rivalry tiebreaker?


NXT Media catches up to Mustache Mountain.

They ask about the rematch at TakeOver: Brooklyn, do they have any tricks up their sleeves? That’s the problem with the Undisputed Era, it’s all about tricks up sleeves because that’s how those guys do it. Bate & Seven are men, they don’t need tricks. Royal Albert Hall will happen again at the Barclays Center.

But then the War Raiders walk over. Hanson & Rowe made it very clear last week. It doesn’t matter who leaves Brooklyn with the belts, because they’ll take the titles for their own. The message has been sent, will this get in the minds of Mustache Mountain?


GM William Regal has an announcement.

Whether or not EC3 accepted Velveteen Dream’s invitation, the match will happen at TakeOver: Brooklyn. And given the encounters between Ricochet and Adam Cole, they will also have a match for the NXT North American Championship! Two major matches just made, who will gain the most momentum before Summerslam Weekend?


Tommaso Ciampa heads to the ring.

Fans boo and jeer as they always do, but now they do it with even more vigor because Ciampa holds the NXT Championship belt. Ciampa makes sure everyone sees the side plates that officially confirm he’s champion. Fans refuse to call him champ, they call him “A**hole!” and chant “You Suck!” That only makes Ciampa happier.

While fans chant “NO! NO!” Ciampa hears the title (and contrarians) chanting “YES! YES!” The belt says Ciampa deserves it? Ciampa agrees, he DOES deserve the belt. They make such a beautiful couple! “This is MY NXT now!” Fans boo and jeer but Ciampa wants them to think about it. He vowed he just needed one opportunity, and he is clearly a man of his word. Ciampa wants everyone to take a breath but fans tell him to “Shut the Hell up!” Ciampa says he looks so good with the title. So good! He deserves it! No one has been more deserving! The fans need to take a moment, take a deep breath, and soak it in. This is what it feels like when the most dangerous man in NXT takes his “rightful place at the head of the table!”

Ciampa makes sure all the fans chanting “NO” get an up close look at him. Ciampa especially looks at the old lady in the front row understands this is his moment, and he is “YOUR NXT Champion!” Fans let him know “You’re an A**hole!” Ciampa returns to the ring as he says the icing on the cake is that not only did he beat Aleister Black, but Johnny Gargano proved he is a failure once again. Gargano once again loses while Ciampa wins.

And think about this: Aleister and Gargano, two of the top talents in the entire world, both lost to Ciampa. Ciampa ended “Johnny Freakin’ Wrestling” with his hands cuffed together, and he put the final nail in the coffin of Aleister’s mystique. Ciampa was the first man in NXT to pin Aleister. Those two can go fight about who is second place to Ciampa. There is the biggest gap between second place and first place ever! The title is proof that Ciampa is our champion, but also is proof that NXT is now the A-Show with the greatest sports entertainer of all time on top! Ciampa sits down cross-legged, but here comes Aleister!

The former champion storms his way down but Gargano flies past him to tackle Ciampa! Gargano keeps on Ciampa with right hands and forearms, then he clotheslines Ciampa out. Ciampa retreats, but Gargano shouts after him. “This is not YOUR NXT! Not while I’m still breathing!” The only reason Ciampa won is because of Gargano! Gargano repeats this over and over, until Aleister gives him a BLACK MASS! Aleister also understands Ciampa only won because of Gargano, and fans let Gargano know “You Deserve It!” Aleister speaks for himself when he sits down and tells Gargano, “I guess you’re right. The only reason he’s NXT Champion is because of you.” The Embodiment of the End stands up and leaves Gargano down and out. There is more than one grudge in this championship scene, but which one will be settled on this Road to Brooklyn?



My Thoughts:

A pretty great episode for NXT tonight. We got a great recap package to open the show to help plug the ending segment, then a pretty fun tag team opener. I like that Street Profits gave The Mighty a taste of their own medicine to then help Heavy Machinery out. I’m going to guess Street Profits VS The Mighty will be part of the NXT “After” TakeOver card to settle their feud. Mustache Mountain has a great win tonight, and it’s great to hear they’re challenging for the tag titles at TakeOver to settle their own story. I’m still going to guess Undisputed Era finds a way to win so that it’ll be Heels VS Faces with the War Raiders. Then Mustache Mountain moves over to NXT UK to go after those tag titles.

Great to see that “NX3” is capable of both wrapping up a side story while plugging a bigger one. EC3 beats Kona, as he should, and is given a match with Velveteen Dream at TakeOver. The #TopOnePercentDream match can go either way, but I’m actually thinking Dream shoudl get the win this time. Otherwise he runs the risk of a Bray Wyatt or Dolph Ziggler “jobber to the stars” route. EC3 can take a loss and still look good, now that there’s the North American Championship. Ricochet VS Cole will make for a great match and could go either way from what I can tell. The winner of that can then face EC3 for a great program for the Fall.

Candice VS Shayna was great, and it did a good job bringing up action from their Mae Young Classic match. Shayna still wins because she needs to look strong for her match, and because Candice has time before getting her title shot to get stronger. Then that entire Ciampa segment was great because he is such a great Heel. And I actually like that Aleister kicked Gargano down, as did the fans. It makes sense Aleister would have something against Gargano for his interference, and helps set up no less than Aleister VS Gargano for who gets first shot at Ciampa at Brooklyn. Of course, I’m hoping for it becoming a Triple Threat so that no matter who wins, everyone can look strong.

My Score: 8.5/10

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Mitchell’s Women of Wrestling Results & Report! (2/15/19)

How will WOW address last week’s unclear ending?



WOW Women of Wrestling coverage

WOW ended with controversy last week as both Santana Garrett AND Jungle Grrrl got the pin on Tessa Blanchard! Who is truly the world champion?!



  • Havoc VS Fire; Havoc wins.
  • Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella; wins.
  • Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness; Faith wins.
  • Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard; Blanchard wins and becomes the new WOW World Champion.


David McLane again welcomes us to WOW!

The matchmaker knows last week’s star-studded Triple Threat for the Women of Wrestling World Championship was wild but also ended in a double pin. Jungle Grrrl hit her splash but Santana Garrett also covered Tessa Blanchard’s legs for an impossible scenario. Senior official Scrappy McGowan came out to ensure the integrity of the title, and chose to postpone awarding it until after the officials could properly review the footage.

And tonight, that long awaited decision is made. McLane holds up the currently vacated title as he first introduces Jungle Grrrl. He would introduce Santana, but the despicable acts Tessa Blanchard did to her father, Keny G, Santana is with her father at the hospital. That is tragic, but the show must go on. So the other competitor for this vacated title will be the Born Legend, Tessa Blanchard! Tessa hits the ring and takes the mic while fans boo and jeer. Tessa says Santana isn’t here not because of her dad. Santana’s not here because she’s afraid! Santana isn’t here because she needs oxygen just like her daddy. But Tessa is fine with that, she’ll take on Jungle Grrrl or any woman in WOW. Even if it’s the biggest and baddest- Speaking of, here comes the biggest and baddest, THE BEAST!

Beast introduces herself to Tessa. And if Tessa wants the biggest and baddest, here she is! McLane and the fans agree. Tessa says the bigger they are, the harder they fall. These two may be big and bad, but Beast and JG aren’t on Tessa’s level! Tessa starts shoving but JG scoops her up! Tessa slips out and shoves JG into Beast! Beast fights with JG while Tessa runs away! Fans are thunderous but officials hurry to pull the Queen of the Amazon and the Alpha Female apart! Will Tessa regret standing between these two Women of Wrestling?


Introducing: Havoc.

The Monster of Madness started her career 15 years ago, during a time when Women’s Wrestling wasn’t taken as seriously. “From the very beginning, people were telling me, ‘You’re not gonna make it very far here’.” They said she was too big, too different, and she struggled for those first few years. Havoc was trying to figure out who she should be, when one day she realized, she only had to be what she wanted to be. Havoc transformed herself and embraced the darkness.

The “Women’s Revolution” only just started a few years ago, with all these “glamorous girls” showing off what they worked so hard for, when it was women like Havoc who put in the work and carried the load. “There is a reason when these women get in the ring with me, they stare at me from across the ring, terrified.” The mask comes off, and she unleashes the monster! Who will be the first Woman of Wrestling to lose to the madness?


Havoc VS Fire!

The Monster of Madness makes her WOW TV debut and it’s against the fan favorite who finally got on a hot streak. Will Havoc put out the flames? Or will she be burned in her debut?

The bell rings and Havoc rushes Fire! Fire dodges and keeps her distance. Havoc laughs as she gives chase, but Fire keeps away. Fire ducks down but Havoc catches her by her hair! Havoc throws a heavy forearm then gets in the ref’s face. Havoc drags Fire up and clams on, to lift Fire high over head! She throws Fire to a corner, then shrieks while fans boo and jeer. Havoc runs in but Fire dodges! Fire comes back with a dropkick! And a corner splash! Fans fire up with Fire as she fires off kicks! Havoc stays up as Fire runs. Fire dodges to dropkick again, but Havoc stays standing. Fire tries a second but Havoc only steps back. Fans fire up as Fire runs, but Havoc boots her right down! Havoc shrieks again as she drags Fire up. Havoc thrashes Fire around and tosses her to the ropes!

Fans continue to cheer Fire on but Havoc is right on her at the ropes. Havoc chokes Fire but then stops at 4. She shouts at the ref to back off, then grins as she stalks Fire to a corner. Havoc puts Fire in a full nelson, then lifts for a stretch! Fire endures while fans rally up. Havoc shifts to a waistlock, wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Fire survives and Havoc is shocked. Havoc stretches Fire back in a modified camel clutch. Fire endures as Havoc gets the full clutch on. Havoc also pulls hair but the ref counts. Havoc clubs Fire down at 4! Fans rain down boos while Havoc looms over Fire. Havoc lifts Fire and snap suplexes hard! Havoc drags Fire to the center and says this is the end. Leg drop misses!

Fire fires back kicks! And a mule kick! Havoc’s down, Fire covers, TWO! Fire climbs up fast, big crossbody! But Havoc catches her easily! Havoc pops Fire up, Air Raid Crash! Cover, Havoc wins!

Winner: Havoc, by pinfall

The Monster of Madness wins her debut and soaks up the heat. Will she only continue to wreak havoc on the WOW roster?


WOW reports on a recent incident with one of their wrestlers.

Keta Rush was jumped in the arena alley after a WOW live event. McLane and Keta went to the production truck to examine the footage to shed light on the assailants. The security cameras caught it all as Keta was jumped 2v1. To think it was someone Keta thought of as a friend. Keta wants after her in the ring, but will she get the payback she wants?


Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella!

The Disciplinarian and her supervisor want all the other Women of Wrestling to fall in line, and now they look to straighten out WOW’s number one party girl. Will Davidson and Smart have fun ruining Chella’s fun?

The bell rings and Chella gets the fans hyped up. Davidson just sneers as she lunges at Chella. Chella ducks and rolls and has a good time, but it only annoys Davidson and Smart. Chella and Davidson tie up and go around. Davidson pulls Chella’s hair and puts her in a corner. Davidson gets right in Chella’s face about her behavior, but Chella doesn’t get what’s so bad about partying. Chella simply wishes Davidson peace, but Davidson swings on her! Chella dodges and headlocks back. She gets the headlock takeover, but Davidson stands up. Davidson lifts Chella but Chella counters with another takedown! Davidson prevents a cover and manages to get a headscissors! Chella gets out and gets the headlock back!

Davidson gets up again and pries out to a hammerlock. Davidson gets the headlock now then shifts to a snapmare. Chella handsprings through to get the headlock back again! Davidson powers out but Chella hops up for body scissors, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, TWO! Davidson trash talks Chella and clubs her, then hits a running neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Smart grows annoyed but Davidson stays on Chella at the ropes. Davidson chokes Chella but the ref backs her off. So Smart chokes Chella while he’s not looking! Smart gets away with it and Davidson drags Chella back up. Davidson gourd busters Chella, then drops the double stomps! Cover, TWO! Davidson keeps her cool as she whips Chella. Chella body scissors again, but into a wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Chella still lives and Smart is annoyed.

Davidson clubs Chella to the ropes, and Smart SMACKS her with the ruler! The referee warns Smart while Davidson puts Chella in a corner. Davidson whips corner to corner but Chella goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Davidson hip attacks Chella fast! Then she goes side to side for the wash! Davidson drags Chella to a cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Chella but Davidson stays on her with a clutch. Chella endures and fans rally up. Chella powers up but Davidson clubs her down! Davidson drags Chella up into the fireman’s carry, but Chella fights out! Chella shoves and kicks away! Davidson swings but Chella bobs ‘n’ weaves! Chella says “Peace!” then sweeps the legs! Chella fires up and hits Meteora! Cover, TWO!

Chella keeps going, hitting a shining wizard in the corner! She rolls Davidson out then heads up top. Davidson staggers, big crossbody from Chella! Cover, TWO!! Chella can’t believe she didn’t get that. She swings a kick but Davidson ducks! Davidson fireman’s carry, TKO Neckbreaker! Cover, Davidson wins!

Winner: Kristen Davidson by pinfall

The Disciplinarian scratches off one wild child, but with a lot of help from Ms. Smart. Who else will learn not to mess with Davidson and Smart?


Razor speaks.

“Who’s next on the Psycho Sisters’ devastation list?” Oh, it’s the Lioness! “Faithy Jay, you think you’re from the streets?” Razor IS the street! The streets raised Razor. She left everything in the street. You think facing Razor is just facing another wrestler? Razor gets what she wants and never backs down. When you step to her, you’ll feel the Razor’s Edge. That WOW first-time show down is next!


Reintroducing: Faith the Lioness.

Growing up, her parents encouraged Faith to be herself and never change to fit someone else’s ideals. People have said she’s too tall for this or too thick for that, but she defies them to become who she is today. From ballet to rap to kickboxing, Faith has always had pride in who she was. She wants to blend dancing, music and wrestling into one, but her debut was a bit rough against The Beast. But even so, like a lion, she faces everything without fear. Faith was able to accept her defeat because of how great her debut felt. She can’t really put the feeling into words, but she knows she wants more. Losing only makes you stronger, because it’s about getting back up. Will Faith stand strong and get that first win?


Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness!

The Daughter of Darkness had her WOW TV debut and was successful. Now it’s time to see if the Vanguard of Violence can do the same. Will Razor cut down Faith’s pride? Or will the lioness finally sink her teeth into a victory?

The bell rings and the two approach fast and furious! Faith pushes Razor but she turns it around to put her in the corner. Razor SLAPS Faith, so Faith shoves Razor! Faith gets a headlock takeover fast, and grinds Razor to the mat. Razor stands up and powers out, only for Faith to run her over. Things speed up and Faith shows her agility! She gets another headlock takeover! Razor headscissor counters but Faith pops right out. They speed up again, Faith goes Matrix! She mule kicks and whips but Razor reverses. Fury swipes at Faith’s feet, and then Razor clobbers her! Cover, TWO! Razor grits her teeth as she drags Faith up and clubs her down. Razor stomps Faith to the ropes, then fakes an eyelash in her eye. The ref doesn’t see Fury choke Faith on the ropes!

Fans boo as Fury gets away with it, and Razor goes after Faith in a corner. Razor clubs away then whips corner to corner. Razor runs in for a big splash! She snapmares Faith down hard, then heads to a corner. She runs out, but Faith dodges the senton! Faith Penalty Kicks Razor, then scoop slams her down! Cover, TWO! Faith keeps her focus as she heads to a corner. She hops up but Razor clubs her down! Razor drags Faith up for another hard snapmare, and into a chinlock. Razor grinds Faith to the mat but fans rally up. Fury trolls the fans while Faith feeds off their energy. Jawbreaker frees Faith! Razor staggers while Faith runs, but Razor runs her over! Cover, TWO!

Razor grows frustrated and she takes it out on Faith with more clubbing forearms. But Faith CHOPS back! Faith runs into a kick, and Razor hits The Stroke, half-nelson facebuster! Razor doesn’t end it there, she drags Faith up into a camel clutch! Faith endures as Razor grinds her forearms and digs her nails in! Faith gets an arm free, and then the other! She slips out the back but Razor clobbers her! Razor stomps Faith then bumps her off the mat. Faith crawls to a corner but Razor stomps her again. Razor grabs the arms for a surfboard stomp! Razor drags Faith to a cover, TWO! Faith lives and Razor is furious! Razor bumps Faith off buckles hard, then throws CHOPS! Razor whips corner to corner and runs in, but Faith boots her back! Faith roundhouses Razor down!

Fans fire up as Faith climbs up high. But Fury goes after a leg! Faith kicks Fury away then leaps at Razor for a BIG missile dropkick! Cover, Faith wins!!

Winner: Faith the Lioness by pinfall

The fans give a standing ovation for Faith’s first WOW TV victory! But Fury ruins the moment by attacking from behind! The Psycho Sisters beat down Faith, then toss her out of the ring! Fans boo but the damage is done. Will Fury and Razor continue to do what they want to every Woman of Wrestling they encounter?


Coming soon: Nikki Krampus.

As her last name suggests, the Norwegian Nightmare embodies the fearsome might of the punisher of misdeeds. She makes her debut next week, who will be the first to face their retribution?


Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard!

The Born Legend loves to talk trash about the Wonder Woman of Wrestling, Santana Garrett, but she should actually be thankful to her. If not for that double pin, Tessa would have lost last week’s Triple Threat and the Queen of the Amazon would again reign. Now there’s a second chance for the third-generation wrestler, will she make the best of this golden opportunity?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the streamers fly! Fans are already fired up with the bell, and Tessa circles with JG. They tie up, Tessa gets a wristlock. JG rolls and rolls to get free but Tessa backs off. Tessa and JG tie up again and Tessa gets a waistlock. JG standing switches but Tessa snapmares through to a chinlock. Tessa grinds JG down but JG gets up and works her way out. JG gets a keylock but Tessa reverses to a hammerlock to roll JG! ONE, and JG sweeps to cover! ONE, and Tessa returns the sweep, ONE! Tessa gets up but JG scares her off with a step! Tessa bails out and gets a breather. JG lets Tessa take her time, and Tessa returns to tie up again.

JG gets the headlock now and grinds Tessa down. Tessa tries but can’t power out of JG’s grip. Tessa fights with body shots and powers out, but JG runs her over! JG runs but Tessa speeds things up, only to run into a dropkick! Tessa scrambles to a corner and JG whips. Tessa reverses and rocks JG with a forearm against the ropes! She whips JG into ropes, then runs, but JG dodges the rope attack just in time! Tessa hits the ropes herself and is stinging! Fans rally up as JG drags Tessa up in a waistlock. Tessa standing switches and pushes JG to forearm her on the rebound. Tessa runs again, and dropkicks JG into the ropes! Cover, ONE!! JG is tougher than Tessa thought, but Tessa keeps her cool.

Tessa stalks JG to a corner to rock her with another right forearm! She whips JG corner to corner, then runs in, but into a boot! JG hops up but Tessa sweeps the legs! Draping code breaker! Cover, ONE!? Tessa is shocked JG is this tough! Fans rally up and it only eggs Tessa on. Tessa drags JG up to whip, but JG reverses to another dropkick! Both women are down and crawling for opposite corners. They run at each other and JG hits lariat after lariat! JG hits a corner shining wizard, then a BIG German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! JG gets up and drags Tessa up. JG fireman’s carry while fans duel. Tessa fights out, to a hammerlock, but JG powers out! JG hits a leaping knee! Then a scoop but Tessa slips out! Tessa wrenches, sweeps the legs, armbar!

JG endures as Tessa makes the armbar part Triangle! But the legs are on the throat, that’s a choke, the referee will not count this submission! JG powers up as Tessa keeps squeezing. JG deadlifts Tessa but bombs her into the referee! The referee is down and out of the ring! JG scoops Tessa, Jungle Driver!! JG keeps going, climbing up top. Fans fire up as JG leaps, Jungle Splash!! Cover, but there’s NO ref to count! JG’s had Tessa down for more than long enough but where’s a ref?! Here’s the BEAST instead! The Beast SPEARS Jungle Grrrl! Fans are thunderous as Beast drags JG up again, for the BEAST BOMB! The Alpha Female decimates JG and then drags the ref into the ring! Tessa crawls to a cover, the ref counts it, Tessa wins!!

Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; NEW WOW World Champion

The Beast has made her mark! The Born Legend is the new champion, and Jungle Grrrl was pinned for the first time in her WOW career! But of course, The Beast still wants the belt for her own, and Tessa shouts that she’s not afraid. Will Tessa be able to retain when The Beast is the one who helped her win? What will former WOW World Champion, Santana Garrett, have to say about this?



My Thoughts:

What a wild episode of WOW! Havoc, who is of course Jessicka Havok, had a decent delivery of her promo. She gets points for taking up the banner of the independent wrestling women who got the ball rolling for the Women’s (R)Evolution as coined by WWE. But she loses points for me for being yet another of the “inner darkness” kind of Heels I’m seeing in not just WOW but a few other promotions. Be proud of being big and tough, but be different. Especially when the Psycho Sisters are already filling that role of the dark, edgy Heels. Unless she becomes the third sister…

Razor VS Faith was a good match, and Faith is clearly talented. Faith feels like she could get a top Face push down the road the way she was booked against The Beast and then here against Razor. I’m still thinking the WOW World Tag Team Championships are going to be revived and a team like the Psycho Sisters would be a top Heel choice for those. Davidson VS Chella was an okay match, but there are a lot of Heels with Managers right now. I’m wondering if Davidson & Smart will get a dedicated opponent for the story their gimmick tells.

Of all the possibilities for their world title, I didn’t think they’d reset with Santana bowing out. That’s a great Face move putting family over career but it really gave Tessa Blanchard a big second chance. I did call The Beast getting involved, and it worked out perfectly to get some heat on both her and Tessa. Jungle Grrrl VS The Beast is still coming, no doubt about that. That match might be hotter than Santana coming back to get at Tessa. Not only that, but I’m hoping WOW decides to give us an episode where it’s just those two matches so that each one gets 20 to 25 minutes. As fun as it’s been to always have three to four matches a night, having two amazing matches would really help WOW gain some momentum.

My Score: 8.3/10

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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Uncaged Ratings & Review

With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?



With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

The pseudo-PPV atmosphere is sure to bring in more consistent viewership, but they’re in an interesting spot. Taya and Tessa are really the only two credible Knockouts unless Gail comes out of retirement (since Rosemary, Su and Jordynne are in the same storyline), so we’ll probably see this get extended somehow. As for the other title match, The Machine has a lot of support and wrestling fans all know the money is in the chase. So I could see Cage getting “screwed” again, but I’d much rather see Cage with the title.

So let’s get hype for the show with a video package of the returning Reno Scum!


  • Knockout’s Championship Street Fight: Tessa Blanchard vs Taya Valkyrie (c) – Taya retains via Double Footstomp through Table – *** 3/4
  • ‘All Ego’ Ethan Page vs Willie Mack: Mack  wins via Stunner – ** 1/2
  • Elimination 4v4: Team Impact (Fallah Bahh, Sami Callihan, Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards) vs Team AAA (Puma King, Psycho Clown, Hijo del Vikingo & Aerostar): Team AAA 4-3 – *** 3/4
  • Fatal 4 Way Impact World Championship: Killer Kross vs Moose vs Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage: Johnny retains via Starship Pain on Moose – *** 1/4

Review Notes:

Both women come out with throwback shirts. Tessa comes out with the old school Four Horsemen shirt and Taya comes out in her Perros de Mal shirt (old Triple A stable she was in with Perro Aguayo Jr). This match was a little awkward at times, and the first table they had ” La Wera Loca vs Diamond” painted on, didn’t break after two spear attempts. Really good hardcore style action, with chairs, insults, ring posts and another table. Definitely more of a brawl than wrestling, but after the table didn’t break the subsequent spots seemed to be a little off. Still a solid match, entertaining to watch, good way to start off the Uncaged show. Dios perdona, los perros no.

After a quick promo with Team Impact, Scarlett joins Melissa during the commercial break moment and she’s barely dressed and her and Melissa start doing squats. I mean they’re doubling down on sex sells, and I’m not even mad.

Mack and Page was a solid match. Good brawling, Willie’s agility outlasted Page’s strikes. One would assume the winner should be closer to an X Division title shot at least. So it should be interesting where this leads.

Killer Kross follows that with his typical chilling, slightly unhinged promo, and damn it was well done.

The interesting thing about the commercial break stuff tonight is Melissa doing live interviews with different people. It’s kinda neat, like extra content.

Team Triple A has a clap back promo after the commercial, which says the Cup is staying in Mexico. If memory serves, Team Triple A beat Team TNA in the first World X Cup, so I’m curious if they’ll pull from that for a storyline.

Sami Callihan calls out Swann one more time, Swann throws the shirt at Callihan, so a fight ensues. Swann gets the best of things momentarily, but an eye gauge allows Sami the opening to toss Rich around a little, Piledriver him on the stage and then Powerbomb him off the stage through a table. So I guess Sami will get the X Divison shot, but might have to go through Willie Mack first in the following weeks before Rebellion.

A lot of fun fast paced action, good dives, good strikes, nice story telling and only one slip so far from Aerostar. Eli Drake is the first one eliminated by Puma King because he tries to tell Eddie to not use the kendo stick, but tries to use it himself, Eddie catches him and takes his stick back, then pushing Eli. So one Gedo Clutch later, Eli is eliminated by pinfall. Fallah Bah eliminates Vikingo after a Twisted Running Powerslam. Aerostar eliminates Bahh after a Crucifix Pin when Bahh misses the Banzai Drop. Boston Knee Party from Eddie eliminates Aerostar. Piledriver from Sami eliminates Puma King. Two on one advantage with Sami and Eddie against Psycho Clown. Eddie hits a Boston Knee Party lays out Psycho Clown, but Sami pushes Eddie off and tries to steal the spotlight, only a two count, Psycho Rolls Up Sami for the pinfall elimination. Eddie has Psycho on the ropes, but Eli returns, takes Kenny the Kendo Stick and distracts Eddie. Then he hits Eddie to give Psycho a shot to hit a Backstabber, followed up the La Magistral for the victory. So Impact kinda played themselves, but it was a damn good match with a lot to unpack.

Melissa finally returns after a few commercial breaks off, with Sami Callihan and David Crist. This was ridiculous but great. Just erratic idiocy, they steal Melissa’s sandals at some point, David sings “Hey there Samuel” and Sami does a pitch like a dating service while Melissa is getting her sandals. So dumb, but great.

Small promotional video package for Reno Scum. Returning to Impact for the first time since the first wave of GFW “invasion” (nearly 2 years).

A quick little moment with Dark Allie, Su Yung and Rosemary, followed by a commercial with Melissa and KM & Fallah Bahh. Very funny, Melissa plays off the wrestlers well. She needs to stick around since she’s got a nice personality and seems to work well with most of the guys.

Scarlett with a weird video package, her in a bed, a little moan and showing cleavage is her formula. So if it ain’t broke, I’m not gonna fix it, shut up, stop judging me!

LAX joins Melissa before the main event and the Latina comes out in her. She’s more animated that usual, very fun and entertaining. She even busts their chops a little, but they take it in stride and seem to enjoy each other’s company.

Since the match starts with only about 12 minutes before time limit the match wasn’t going to be a technical masterpiece, but for what it was it was fun. It was more of a brawl, since there were 3 bigger guys. Kross had a bunch of moments looking like a beat, Cage looked like a million bucks hitting the Drill Claw on both Moose and Kross. But Johnny pulled the opportunistic thing, and while Kross and Cage were tied up, Johnny pulls Moose to the corner, barely hits Starship Pain and sneaks in a pinfall before Cage finishes the Drill Claw + pin on Kross.  So Johnny retains while looking like a punk, and the crowd wanted nothing to do with him. Terminator claps most of the match.

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Solid solid show from start to finish. Tessa and Taya got things kicked off well, Melissa doing backstage interviews as the Twitch commercial break stuff was great. World Cup match was fun and set up a few storylines for the Impact stars while Team Triple A got the home field advantage win. Main event was a little disappointing to be honest. Johnny has worn out his fan support both in Mexico and on Twitch chat. Granted yes, I’m hopeful this is building towards a big blow off at Rebellion, maybe with Cage going over and Austin Aries returning, but I guess we’ll have to see.

Also from the main event, we see some cracks in the Moose and Kross alliance, so that could definitely be an interesting match in the near future.

So yeah, we have a lot to chew on moving into TV tapings for the shows leading up to Rebellion, but from a completely playlist mentality view point, Cage got screwed. Brian Cage better be getting this damn title soon, or I want him to put Don Callis through the announce table.

Now the weekly Twitch viewers portion:

  • Week 1: High – 10,350 / Low – 8,500
  • Week 2: High – 8,000 / Low – 6,500 
  • Week 3: High – 8,500 / Low – 7,900  
  • Week 4: High – 7,100 / Low – 5,300
  • Week 5: High – 7,450 / Low – 5,650
  • Uncaged: High – 9,000/ Low – 8,000

Well it looks like people just need a reason to tune in. Not only was this week mostly main event talent, but since the event had was named, I feel like people just expected better quality. So still no record breaking high, but solid numbers throughout the entire show.




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