Join Chris Pinheiro for tonight’s edition of IMPACT Wrestling!
- Petey Williams defeated Rich Swann – pinfall, Canadian Destroyer
- The Desi Hit Squad defeated Joe Hendry & Grado – Gursinder Singh pins Grado, Sky High
- Eli Drake defeated Stone Rockwell – pinfall, Gravy Train
- Knockout’s Championship: Tessa Blanchard(c) defeated Su Yung – pin fall, Buzzsaw
- oVe & Sami Callihan defeated Ace Austin, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel – Callihan pins Austin, Doomsday Device Cutter
Play By Play
Video package recapping ReDefined last well starts us off tonight. Many questions will be answered TONIGHT!
Match One: Rich Swann vs Petey Williams
After their entrances, Matt Sydal’s music hits and he comes out to join the commentary team.
Swann starts by dancing, and Sydal says he has a third eye, and It’s begging to be opened.
Petey with a quick school boy for one, Swann laughs it off and they have a handshake. Standing switches, then Swann runs the ropes, does the flip over a downed Williams then a dropkick for one. Arm ringer, and a big right hand from Swann. Petey with a drop toe hold into the ropes and a dropkick to Swann’s back. Petey sets Swann on the top rope and the cut away to the commentary table (for the third time this match). Swann hits a German throw from the Tree of Whoa, and they cut away again. Snapmare, and a kick to Petey’s back, cover for one, into an arm bar. Hits a rolling slam, pops off, and into a rolling thunder splash that gets two.
Goes for it again, but gets dumped to the floor. Petey then hits a ropes into a hurricanrana on the floor. Tosses Swann in, hits a slingshot Codebreaker. Looks for the Destoryer, reverses, DVD attempt by Swann, reversed into a flatliner by Williams. Petey calls for the Canadian Destroyer. Reversed Swann into a school boy, kick to the face, misses in the corner, kick to the back by Petey, goes for a throw and Swann lands on his feet and delivers a crescent kick to the face. Snapmare out, into a springboard cutter, cover for two. Petey rolls him up into a Sharpshooter, Swann makes the ropes.
Cut away to the table again…
Jawbreaker by Swann and they exchange hands. Off the ropes and Swann hits a tilt-a-whirl hurricanrana. Goes for it again and it’s reversed into a pop up powerbomb. Tilt-a-whirl by Petey then into a side Russian leg sweep and a cover for two. Swann hits a standing shooting star press for two, literally right after kicking out. Scoop bomb by Swann gets two. Cuts away to the table again…
Swann to the top, then thinks better of it. Kicks Petey on the outside, cartwheels down to the floor and hits another crescent kick to Petey’s face. Swann hits a 450 splash off the apron, cuts back to the table and now Sydal is leaving. Swann goes to the top as Sydal tells him to “finish him” from the ramp. Swann misses the Phoenix Splash and Petey hits the Canadian Destroyer for the 1-2-3!!
Your winner: Petey Williams (pin fall)
After the match, Sydal talks to the camera.
We see Austin Aries, Killer Kross and Moose arriving, and we go to commercial.
Backstage we see Matt Sydal and Rich Swann. Sydal says Swann is suffering because he’s attached to material things. Swann doesn’t give a damn about enlightenment, tells him to stay the hell away from him
Back to the table, Matthews says we will find out why Moose did what he did last week tonight, and goes down the rest of the evening.
Match Two: The Desi Hit Squad [Rohit Raji & Gursinder Singh] (w/ Gama Singh) vs Joe Hendry & Grado (w/ Katarina)
Hendry has a new song called “Plutonic Love” explaining how he’s in love with Katarina, but only as a friend.
Hit Squad attacks immediately, wiping out Hendry and Grado. Grado then turns the table, and tags in Hendry. Double team dance and elbow for two. Reversal into the ropes, Hendry gets a sunset flip for two, then a roll up for two. Arm drag throw for two. Hendry reverses a sleeper intona standing suplex on Rohit Raju for two.
Grado tagged in and hit a diving headbutt. Rohit with a right, then a kick, and a zig zag for two. Rohit hammers away and tags in Gursinder Singh. Grado fights back and is hit with a leg sweep lung blower for two. Punches and kicks in the corner, and Rohit tags back in. Moves to another corner, more punches. Misses a corner charge and Grado tags Joe. Clothesline’s and a running knee, Singh off the top, crossbody is caught before Rohit attacks from behind. Hendry catches a cross body from him and Singh attacks. Hendry then picks up BOTH members and hits a fall away slam. Tags in Grado, corner splash, straps come down. Misses a corner senton, Hendry pulled off the apron, Rohit with a running knee, Singh with a sky high on Grado for the 1-2-3
Your winners: The Desi Hit Squad (pin fall)
After the match, Katarina gets a mic and berates Grado for always losing. Calls him clumsy and an embarrassment and says she has a surprise, she doesn’t love him. Says she’s in love with his best friend Joe, and kisses Hendry in the ring. Joe then asks “what part of plutonic love don’t you understand?” Also says he’s not angry with Katarina, he’s just disappointed, calls her the embarrassment and she slaps the heck out of him and walks up the ramp alone. Hendry then comforts Grado.
Recap of what just happened as we join Grado and Hendry backstage. Hendry said he had no clue, but he should have seen the signs. They apologize to each other and hug it out before going for ice cream
Chris Jericho cruise plug
Time for the GWN Flashback Moment of the Week – Bully Ray vs Jeff Hardy in a cage
They hype Mediacon 2018, IMPACT vs The UK, This Sunday on Twitch!!!
video package for Su Yung vs Tessa Blanchard, and Su has a casket with Tessa’s name on it.
Eli Drake comes out and rambles, says he has an opportunity for anyone who’s looking for adventure. Out comes Stone Rockwell in his full Indiana Jones look. They ramble some more. Rockwell states his last adventure was on a train, Drake says he has a ticket for the Gravy Train, calls for a referee and we have a match. This segment took over five minutes, and almost nothing was said.
Match Three: Eli Drake vs Stone Rockwell
Eli attacks from behind, hits the Gravy Train for the 1-2-3
Your winner: Eli Drake (pin fall)
Eli talks little more smack on a mic before walking to the back.
Video package for the Bound For Glory television tapings in New York October 15 and 16
Fenix and Pentagon Jr. talk about how they’re brothers, offers to team up with Brian Cage against oVe and Callihan if he really wants to hurt them.
Backstage with Aries and crew when Alisha Edwards barges in yelling at Moose. Line of the night here as Aries tries to butt in and she tells him “you shut up and eat your damn banana!” Before slapping Moose. Aries calms the situation, says she needs to separate business and personal feeling, says they’ll leave so she can calm down.
Match four, Knockout’s Championship Match: Su Yung vs Tessa Blanchard(c)
Josh wonders where the Bridesmaids and the coffin that has Tessa’s name on it are.
School boy by Tessa for one, and she backs off. Go behind and a switch, Tessa off the ropes, Su looks for the Panic Switch, Tessa escapes and hits a drop kick to the back of her head. Su puts on the bloody glove but Tessa rolls out before the claw can be applied. Tessa back in and she stomps away before driving Tessa into the corner, snapmare her out of it, then into a ground submission hold. Tessa escapes into a leg lock. Su fights out, then gets the claw before Tessa rains down punches, and into a surfboard. Tessa’s shoulders were down for a one count before she released the hold. Into a corner, Tessa pulls her out into a pair of clothesline and a Saito Suplex. Dropkick gets two.
Tessa wips Su corner to corner before eating a boot. DDT off the top rope only gets two. Tessa rolls out of the ring and gets a chair. Referee tries to take it, she tells him she does what she wants. When she tries to renter, she’s met with a dropkick, Su follows to the floor. Su sits Tessa in the chair, then removes her dress and cannonballs onto Tessa on the chair!
Su tosses Tessa back in, covers for two. Boot chokes Tessa in the corner, then leg chokes her on the middle rope. Su brings Tessa to the top rope, she fights back and hits a top rope cutter!! Both women down!! Crawls into a cover for two and a half!!
We’re back and Tessa is punching away at Su, charges with a corner clothesline, and they trade forearms and chops. Palm strikes from Su, who spiderdcrawls up the turnbuckles and smashes Tessa’s face into the top buckle. Goes for the Panic Switch, Tessa reverses into the Buzzsaw for the 1-2-3!!
Your winner and STILL Knockout’s Champion: Tessa Blanchard (pin fall)
Tessa then taunts Su before Su’s music hits and the Undead Bridesmaids come out with the coffin. Tessa holds up the title as the Bridesmaids open the coffin on the ramp. Su attacks Tessa from behind and hits the Panic Switch. Su drags Tessa on the ramp and throws her into the coffin and closes the lid. Allie and Keira Hogan come out and double super kick Su and then pull Tessa out of the coffin. Tessa screams she doesn’t need their help and taunts them with the title.
Video package of IMPACT! going to Mexico for television on September 13 and 14
Video package of oVe and the Lucha Brothers/Brian Cage story. Part way through, it cuts to the Karate Kid, back to the package, then back to the Karate Kid commercial… odd
We see King now, who knocks on a door, enters to see Konnan sitting in front of a table with three men sitting behind it. The men refuse to shake King’s hand and tell him to sit down. The Commission has called them together because the violence has gone too far. Konnan accuses King of not adhering to the code. King says they’re stabbing him in the back, and he makes the most money for them. He did what had to be done and this is Konnan’s fault for having the kid around. The Commission calls for a cease fire between the two groups until October 14 in New York City. A six-man Tag Team Match at Bound For Glory will finish the war once and for all!!!
Matthews and Callis hype what’s coming up next week:
Kongo Kong vs Brian Cage, LAX in action, and The Lucha Brothers vs The Cult Of Lee!!
Match Five: Zachary Wentz, Ace Austin & Trey Miguel vs. oVe [Jake Crist & Dave Crist] & Sami Callihan
Austin has a trench coat and staff, looks like someone dressed as Gambit for Halloween…
oVe yells their own name at the crowd, to which they all reply “sucks”
We’re back and Callihan kicks Wentz in the face and oVe does a double dive over the corner onto the other two. Callihan goes for a powerbomb, Wentz escapes, ducks a clothesline, front flip springboard into a high knee. Wentz then does off the back of Callihan and dives onto oVe on the floor. Miguel then fakes a dive and hits Jake Crist with a hurricanrana on the floor. Austin is then stopped by Dave Crist who gets a crescent kick to the face for his troubles. Austin hits Dave with a blockbuster over the top rope onto everyone on the floor!!!
Wentz on the apron hits an enziguri on Callihan in the ring. Callihan answers with a pump kick and a lariat. Tag to Jake, they throw Wentz across the ring. Miguel in and eats a superkick, and another, and drops him in the rope. Dave then spikes him, Austin runs in, gets the same from Dave. Boots for everyone in the corner from Austin, then a huge springboard kick to Jake and a corner clothesline to Sami. Sami caught him, oVe both kick him in the head and Sami hits a twisting DDT. Dave puts Austin on his shoulders, Callihan puts Jake on his. Jake then hits a cutter off Dave’s shoulders!!! Callihan then puts a knee on Austin’s chest for the 1-2-3!
Your winners: oVe & Sami Callihan (pin fall)
oVe didn’t learn their lesson before as they yell “O-V-E” to the crowd again, and again are answered with “SUCKS”
Callihan then picks up Austin and hits him with a stuff piledriver and Dave brings him a mic. He says without a shadow of a doubt they’re the best trio walking the earth today. More O V E SUCKS call and response. Says feud with Pentagon and Fenix will never end. Wants to make it interesting, and if Cage wants to stick his nose in their business they will never, ever forget.
Austin Aries’ music hits and out he comes with Killer Kross and Moose. Time for an explination. Fans are chainting “douche” in the old Moose chant fashion.
Aries says people want to know why, hands the mic to Moose. “You sold out” chant. Moose starts by saying Eddie has everyone fooled and he’s a fraud and selfish and Moose will expose him. Says he was there for Eddie every time, but where was Eddie when Moose was out with his concussion? Added only Kross and Aries checked on him, saying he can only be the best if he stops catering to all the idiots. He then thanks Aries for being the greatest man who ever lived. Aries then thanks Moose for listening to reason, and says Eddie failed because he was selfish. Aries says everything has changed and no one is taking the title from around his waste.
Johnny Impact comes out and says he can’t say that and expect no one to come out. Aries then states, “and here you are… nobody!” Aries says he looks the part, but Aries IS the part. Impact then announces at Bound For Glory, it will be Aries vs Impact for the IMPACT World Title. Aries then sends everyone away and says let’s go now. Impact won’t fall for it, then plugs his movie. Aries restates the challenge for tonight, Impact then challenges Aries onto the ramp, or he can stay in the ring and prove he’s not a man.
Aries charges and they fight on the ramp. Johnny holds his own until the numbers advantage becomes too much. Kross and Aries lock in their double submission while Moose fends off security. Aries gets two chairs, gives one to Moose, who places his on Johnny’s head. Aries then she’s his chair into that one to take out Impact and the heels stand tall in the ring again as we close the show!
Thats all for IMPACT! Wrestling this week, GOOD NIGHT FOLKS!!!
Mitchell’s NXT UK Results & Report! (4/24/19)
NXT UK is still in NYC!
NXT UK continues to spend time in the States with plenty more action! What goes down when Moustache Mountain mixes it up with Andrews & Webster?
- Kassius Ohno VS Ligero; Ohno wins.
- Kay Lee Ray VS Xia Li; KLR wins.
- Moustache Mountain VS Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews; Moustache Mountain wins.
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Kassius Ohno VS Ligero!
The Wrestling Genius called out the Luchador of Leeds as another fraud of British wrestling. Will Ligero make Ohno see the light? Or will Ohno get a KO in NYC?
The bell rings and Ligero waits for Ohno as he stays in the corner. Ohno comes out and fans rally up as he ties up with Ligero. Ligero headlocks but Ohno powers out easy. Ohno taunts Ligero, then pie faces him. Ligero doesn’t back down so Ohno does it again. They tie up and Ohno puts Ligero in a corner. Ligero climbs up and uses the top rope to leap, but Ohno denies the arm drag to put Ligero in the corner. Ligero dodges Ohno and waistlocks then speeds up to sunset flip. Ohno stays standing and pries Ligero off to whip him to a corner. Ligero goes up and under then back in, but is put on the apron. He slingshots in, but into a BOOT! Ohno covers, ONE!
Ohno grins as he stalks Ligero and fans rally up. He drags Ligero up to club him hard on the back. Ohno brings Ligero up for a CHOP! Ligero drops to a knee and Ohno toys with him. Ohno stalks Ligero then brings him up for a back suplex. Ligero escapes and boots Ohno to then rally with kicks. Ligero runs and tilt-o-whirls to throw Ohno out! Fans fire up with Ligero as he gets on the apron. Ligero leaps and cannonballs, but also gets steel steps to the face! Ohno may have just managed to direct Ligero that way! Ohno drags Ligero’s dead weight up and into the ring at 5. He taunts Ligero having an “accident” as he stomps Ligero out. Ohno drops elbows then covers, TWO! Ohno drags Ligero up and suplexes for a big slam! Cover, TWO! Ligero lives but Ohno keeps his cool.
Ohno looms over Ligero and brings him around for a standing chinlock. Ligero endures as Ohno drags him around. Ohno drops back to bend Ligero over his knees! Fans rally for Ligero as he endures. Ligero pries Ohno’s hands apart! But Ohno brings them back to ear clap Ligero! Ohno drops knees right to Ligero’s face! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer as Ligero stays in this match. Ohno kicks Ligero while he’s down but Ligero keeps pushing back. Ohno clubs Ligero then stands on his hand! Then Ohno grabs the other arm, to stomp Ligero right in the head! Ohno mocks Ligero as he stands him up to boot him down. Ohno brings Ligero up again to boot him back down, and dares him to get up. Ligero does slowly stand, and blocks the boot! Ohno powers Ligero down but Ligero dodges the stomps and senton!
Fans rally while Ohno glares. Ligero dodges and kicks away on Ohno’s leg! Ligero brings Ohno to his knees to knee him in the face! And again! Ligero gives Ohno a third boot, but he’s not done there! Ligero goes to the apron and climbs to springboard splash! Cover, TWO! Ohno survives and gets to a corner while Ligero sits up. Ligero whips Ohno but Ohno holds the ropes. Ligero SLAPS Ohno then whips but Ohno reverses. Ohno misses as Ligero ducks, Ligero grabs Ohno, but Sliced Bread is denied. Ohno prepares a gut wrench but Ligero victory roll counters, TWO! Ligero baits Ohno in and leaps up, DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Ohno survives again and slumps out of the ring.
Fans fire up as Ligero builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit takes Ohno down! Ligero gets Ohno up but Ohno shoves him away. Ohno runs into an elbow and Ligero gives Ohno Sliced Bread to the floor! But the ring count is at 7! Ohno and Ligero crawl for the ring, and both get in at 9! Ligero springboards in but the stunner is blocked. Ohno goes after the mask! Ligero is busy defending his face, Ohno hits the Dream Crusher elbow! Cover, Ohno wins!
Winner: Kassius Ohno, by pinfall
The Knockout Artist redeems himself after losing to The Kiwi Buzzsaw but through cheating the Luchador of Leeds. Will Ohno move on to prove he’s the proper British style wrestler?
Exclusive interview with Jordan Devlin.
The Irish Ace will get what he wants: a match with the NEW WWE United Kingdom Champion, Walter. “What are my feelings on my big match with Walter next week in New York?” He’d normally be happy and talk a big game, but he won’t. Because to protect the rematch of the century of Dunne VS Walter II, this is a non-title match. Devlin isn’t a fool, he sees what everyone wants. Everyone wants Dunne VS Walter to tear the house down again, but Devlin doesn’t. Devlin doesn’t care about what fans want. He doesn’t care about what Dunne and Walter want. Devlin vows to beat and hurt Walter next week so that he will be the undeniable challenger to that WWE UK Championship. He will show us all why you never bet against the Ace.
The Hunt returns next week!
The Wild Boar and the Primate will return, but who will be their next prey?
Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner took a tour of Wrestlemania Axxess.
To them, this was all just a circus. And what is this? Champ Yourself? Pretend to be champions with pretend belts? The European Alliances say that’s what exactly the problem is. Playing pretend with a fake belt and a fake ring, it’s disgusting. Look at this. The fake entrance ramp, too. Fans get to do what the wrestlers work so hard to earn? No one understands, but that is the difference between you and them. Because to them, this means so much more than anyone could ever imagine. To them, the ring is sacred.
Toni Storm is here!
The Lightning from Down Under is in New York with her NXT UK Women’s Championship as she heads to the ring. “Welcome to NXT UK in New York City!” Toni feels so awesome representing this brand on the most important weekend of the year, Wrestlemania! And she successfully defended her title a few weeks ago in a close match. But that got her thinking. NXT UK is home to some of the most talented women in the world. She may not like her, but she’s had killer matches with Rhea Ripley. There’s Xia Brookside, Nina Samuels and even Piper Niven! But that said, this is Toni Storm, and she will be champion “for a long, long time.” The Mae Young Classic 2 winner is the second NXT UK Women’s Champion, but will she really be champion for much longer?
But as Toni makes her leave, Kay Lee Ray makes her entrance! The other new addition to the roster wants Toni to remember she’s here. What will KLR do to make her mark in NYC?
Kay Lee Ray VS Xia Li!
It’s another crossover of NXT UK and USA as the Killer Lass takes on the spicy martial artist! Who makes the biggest impact across both Women’s Divisions at Wrestlemania Axxess?
The bell rings on this first-ever encounter. Xia and KLR tie up and KLR gets a wristlock. KLR gives a quick shoulder breaker, then wrenches again. Xia slips through to wrench back, but KLR spins to hammerlock. Xia reaches back to headlock, then takedown. KLR headscissors back but Xia pops out, and fans cheer this early exchange. KLR calls for a test of strength, but toys with Xia by switching hands. And then she shows her height advantage. Xia jumps up to get it though! She has the knuckle locks but KLR breaks free to wrench and yank Xia around. Xia rolls and handsprings to break free, but KLR stays away from those martial arts kicks! KLR uses the corner for defense, and Xia backs off, but KLR gets a cheap shot in.
KLR throws forearms and then rams shoulders into Xia in the corner. She lets up at the ref’s count then whips corner to corner. Xia goes up and over and then comes back with a dropkick! Cover, TWO! Xia goes after KLR on the ropes but KLR holds ropes. KLR then wrenches to SUPERKICK and throw Xia into a post! KLR stomps a mudhole into Xia then drags her up. She forearms Xia hard but backs off as Xia gasps for air. Fans rally as KLR hammerlocks Xia to throw her back into buckles! KLR drags Xia up to snapmare to a seated stretch. Xia endures as KLR bends her back and digs knuckles into ribs. Fans rally harder and Xia pops out. Xia powers up and arm-drags KLR hard. KLR comes back for another hammerlock but Xia spins it around to throw KLR into buckles.
KLR comes back but gets jabs and back hands! Xia gives KLR knees to the head then a leaping snapmare! Fans fire up as Xia kicks KLR in the back! Xia dares KLR to get up, swing and a miss but the heel kick gets her! Cover, TWO! KLR lives and Xia can’t believe it! Xia heads to a corner and hops up, then leaps, only for KLR to get under. KLR CHOPS and SUPERKICKS then back hooks to hit Widow’s Peak! Cover, KLR wins!
Winner: Kay Lee Ray, by pinfall
And that’s 1-2-3 for KLR in NYC! The NXT UK Women’s Champion may have overlooked her before, but will she have to acknowledge KLR now?
NXT UK Media found Piper Niven at Wrestlemania Axxess.
The Scottish Viper was finishing up a meet ‘n’ greet as they noted her run-ins with Rhea Ripley. Rhea is definitely a phenomenal athlete, but Piper knows Rhea’s a bully. Piper doesn’t like bullies. Let’s see how Rhea likes it when she finds someone she can’t just push around. When and where will Piper and Rhea finally settle things in the ring?
Something’s happening backstage!
The Grizzled Young Veterans are throwing around the ring gear and luggage of Kenny Williams and Amir Jordan! Zack Gibson and James Drake are furious! Kenny & Amir haven’t done a thing to deserve their spots on this roster. GYV are locker room leaders. They are forcing the Lucky Yin and Bhangra Bad Boy to change in the halls! Will Gibson & Drake pay for being locker room bullies?
Moustache Mountain VS Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews!
Tyler Bate & Trent Seven are good friends with the Modfather and the High-Fiving, Stage-Diving Welsh Rockstar, but that doesn’t mean friends can’t have a friendly match. Will it be the Big Strong Boys or the Welsh Air Force take the win in New York?
The teams sort out and we start with Bate and #Mandrews with the bell. Andrews and Bate hear the fans sing as they circle. Bate and Andrews shake hands to show this is respectful. They tie up and Bate wrenches Andrews around to a wristlock. Andrews rolls and reverses the wrench to a standing armlock. Andrews brings Bate down to the mat but Bate powers his way up. Bate stands but Andrews wrenches again. Bate works his way out of the hammerlock and reverses back. Headlock takeover meets headscissors and the two stand off. Fans cheer as they approach again. Bate reels Andrews in to a keylock and down to the mat but Andrews denies the cover. Andrews knips up and uses ropes to flip through to an arm-drag. Bate blocks the next arm-drag but Andrews goes around to the other side!
Andrews arm-drags Bate to an armlock and fans applaud. Bate works his way back up but Andrews brings him to the corner. FMW tags in and drops stomps on the arm. FMW wrenches Bate but Bate rolls and then back and then handsprings to dropkick! Bate grabs FMW and tags in Seven! Seven takes the hand-off and then scoops but FMW escapes. They collide shoulders but Seven doesn’t budge. FMW tries again but still can’t get Seven off his feet. FMW tries again only for Seven to use the momentum to rebound and run FMW over! Seven runs but things speed up, but Seven blocks the hip toss. FMW hits Seven in the gut then back flips to a drop toehold! Fans cheer as FMW gets a facelock. Seven powers up as fans rally but Andrews tags in.
Andrews gets the hand-off and wrenches Seven. Seven breaks free to CHOP away on Andrews! Andrews wings, but falls for the feint and DDT! Seven covers, TWO! Seven smothers Andrews and tags in Bate. Bate headbutts Andrews’ ribs then snapmares him for a neck crank! Cover, TWO! Bate keeps Andrews from FMW with an arm wrench. Tag to Seven and Moustache Mountain coordinate for Wasteland to knee-board senton! Cover, TWO! Seven drags Andrews up for a scoop slam then drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Andrews crawls but Seven brings him back down. Fans rally as Seven pulls Andrews into a seated stretch. Seven shifts to a modified cobra clutch but Andrews works his way up. Fans rally and Andrews reaches for FMW. Andrews elbows Seven but Seven wrings him out. Andrews dodges and hot tags FMW!
The Modfather gives Seven a knee trigger! Then triangle dropkicks Bate down! FMW goes back to Seven for the quebrada! Cover, TWO! FMW keeps going as he brings Seven up. He underhooks but Seven slips out, only to fall for the bait. FMW headbutts then underhooks again, but Seven back drops out. Hot tags to Bate and Andrews! Bate throws FMW down then blocks and kenes Andrews. Bate hops up to flying European Uppercut! Fans fire up as Bate goes corner to corner for another EuroUpper. He dodges FMW and then gets them both with a EuroUpper! Bate brings FMW up for the airplane spin! Andrews comes over but Bate trips him up for a swing! The Big Strong Boy shows off his strength, then dumps FMW on Andrews. Bate brings FMW up, double underhook is countered with a headscissors!
Bate ends up on the outside, FMW DIVES but is CAUGHT! And taken for another spin! Bate tosses FMW at the apron for snake eyes! Bate returns to Andrews and catches him for an exploder! Knip up to standing Shooting Star! Cover, TWO! Andrews lives but Bate sees Seven. Tag to Seven and Moustache Mountain goes after Andrews. But Andrews fires off with CHOPS again and again and again, back and forth! But Bate and Seven kick him back then double whip. Andrews slides under to double PELE! Bate and Seven both end up outside and tag to FMW. The Welshmen both FLY and take down the Big Strong Boys!
FMW puts Seven in then uses the Moustache Mountain corner to tag! The ref waves that off, but FMW still tilt-o-whirl DDT’s Seven down. They tag in their proper corner, and FMW gives Andrews the boost for the standing 450! Cover, TWO! Andrews grows frustrated but keeps on Seven as fans rally. Andrews brings Seven up but Seven CHOPS! And CHOPS! And again and again! FMW comes in but he gets a CHOP! FMW falls for the feint now, and Seven passes him to Andrews. Seven CHOPS Andrews and makes him DDT FMW! Hot tag to Bate! Moustache Mountain has Andrews, Rebound Lariat Dragon Suplex! Cover, but FMW SWANTONS it apart! Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” as all four men regroup.
Bate grabs Andrews and drags him around for a EuroUpper and some right hands. Andrews forearms and chops back, then picks up speed as he hits from all sides! Bate shoves, Bop up, BANG hits! FMW tags in and Andrews reverses the whip. Bate rebounds but misses the lariat, gets a knee-trigger reverse-rana!! Cover, but Seven breaks it! FMW drags Bate over and underhooks, but Bate spins out. FMW baits but BANG hits! Tag to Seven, and Seven back hands FMW into a BIG dragon suplex! Tag back to Bate, and MOustache Mountain combine for the flying knee burning hammer! Cover and Seven intercepts Andrews! Moustache Mountain wins!!
Winners: Moustache Mountain, by pinfall
Bate & Seven take the win after a grueling match! Will Moustache Mountain use this to climb back up towards the NXT UK Tag Team Championships?
Another great episode of NXT UK in New York. We open with a nice bit of action of Ohno VS Ligero. A good match and it was best for Ohno to win so that his story doesn’t fall flat. Of course, he probably should’ve won against Travis Banks last time for the same reason. A Heel’s mission of establishing their own philosophy only works if it doesn’t fail until the very end. Or if it fails over and over. Either way, Ohno should’ve been on a different streak than 50-50 booking. Toni Storm had a good promo and it was timely for Kay Lee Ray to show up to bring up that she’s around. KLR VS Li was good, and naturally the NXT UK superstar wins. KLR very may well be Toni’s next challenger given Rhea VS Piper is happening and there aren’t other women ready to challenge Toni.
Devlin’s interview for his coming match with Walter was well done. It’s good story to have him be upset he’s not getting a title shot first, but who knows? Maybe he does well enough that Johnny Saint will have to grant him a shot. Maybe a triple threat for the title? Or Devlin takes on the winner of Walter VS Dunne for a rematch either way. GYV had a decent promo with throwing around Kenny’s and Amir’s gear. It still seems like their tag title match will happen after all, but I’d think GYV still wins. Moustache Mountain VS Andrews & Webster was incredible, worthy of a tag title match in itself. Bate & Seven win and should be the proper second tag team champions for NXT UK to parallel Dunne’s own reign as the second-ever WWE UK Champion.
My Score: 8.3/10
Mathew’s AJPW Champion Carnival B Block Results & Review: Part 4
Time for another part of the Champion Carnival B Block with Mathew!
Time for another part of the Champion Carnival B Block with Mathew!
Last time we were here, we had the majority of the block tied up except for Naoya Nomura still in first place while Joe Doering is officially dead last.
We’ll now talk about the next three shows with five matches in this one instead of six, meaning I’ll be having more matches to cover in the next part.
Who will be advancing in our next series of matches? Let’s find out as we…dive right in.
- 0 Stars: Dave Meltzer
- 1 Star: Vince Russo
- 2 Stars: Tony Schiavone
- 3 Stars: Eric Bischoff
- 4 Stars: Bruce Prichard
- 5 Stars: Jim Cornette
Champion Carnival B Block Match
Sam Adonis vs. Takashi Yoshida
Review: Our first match for this show and article is Sam Adonis taking on Takashi Yoshida. Both men are not in a so great position, so neither one of them can fully afford a loss as of right now. If one of them does win though, they’ll be in a position that they really can’t lose their last set of matches going forward. Which one of these two will have that honor.
That moment when Takashi was the better one of a singles match…what is life anymore? Anyway, it’s not a typo when I write this since he did perform a lot better than Sam did in this match and I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular either but was enough for how they work. The first half of the much was rather slow as it was more taunting and trying to overpower the other but it just wasn’t exciting or anything to keep people interested. Later on, they would be fighting outside of the ring when Sam failed to hit Yoshida with a chair and brought Sam back in the ring for Yoshida to hit an elbow drop for a two count. Sam would eventually put Yoshida in a Cattle Mutilation for a Yoshida to have his foot on the rope. Sam would go for the chair again as the referee would grab it as the two would tug until the referee let’s go, having the chair hit Sam when he pulled back as it leads to Yoshida hitting the Kong Lariat to get the victory.
Rating: Tony Schiavone and a half
Champion Carnival B Block Match
Naoya Nomura vs. Yoshitatsu
Review: Our next match is Naoya Nomura taking on Yoshitatsu. Nomura is currently tied with Takashi Yoshida when it comes to the both of them having six points but Nomura is still in a great position that if he can win his next two matches, he’ll be able to knock down most of his competition and still be in first place. Yoshi would need to beat him right here for the other competitors to have a better chance of winning. Will Nomura stay in first place or does Yoshitatsu ruin it?
I’m living in a world where Yoshitatsu has had the best matches on my block, first with Suwama and now against Naoya Nomura. I don’t know what’s going on here or who slipped what into my drink but I need to see this part of Yoshitatsu more often. Nomura did just as well in the match too as the both of them would deliver a great match in the ring with Nomura still shining a lot in these past couples of months, but Yoshitatsu doing as well here is a big surprise for me. Nice technical wrestling, random bursts of energy when they would go at it, and just a nice story for that little cherry on top.
After Yoshi delivered a DDT to Nomura onto the ring apron, they would slowly get back into the ring and it looked like Yoshi had him right where he wanted him as he would attempt to go for the Koji Clutch, but Nomura would hold his ground and hits him with a Spear and rolled him up for a two count. Nomura would attempt to go for another Spear as Yoshi would knee him in the face and the both of them would be down as the crowd cheered for them. When they would get up, they would hit each other with a series of German Suplexes until Nomura would be the one to hit the final German Suplex as the two were down again. Nomura made it to the top rope to attempt the Splash but Yoshi puts his knees up before he could land and not applies the Koji Clutch this time around. Nomura was unable to tap as Yoshi pinned him for a two count. Yoshi was able to get up and attempts to hit the Codebreaker of Jericho as Nomura caught him to push him off as he hits a forearm and then a Brainbuster. Nomura would get to the top rope once again as he hits the Splash for a two count and would pick him up for the Death Valley Driver to secure the pinfall victory and his position on top. Great match and a great showing by both of these men.
Rating: Bruce Prichard
Champion Carnival B Block Match
Joe Doering vs. Takashi Yoshida
Review: Our first match on this show is Joe Doering taking on Takashi Yoshida. Joe is currently in last place with one win and three losses, so he really needs to start winning from now on or he’ll be eliminated after this one. Takashi only has a couple more opponents left, so he’s in a not so hot zone either and would need to win his last three or his chances will be slim to none. Will Joe get a chance to bounce back or will Takashi get him eliminated?
Takashi would attempt a test of strength on Joe and it seems like a bad idea because Joe is bigger than him and I was proven right when Joe just not only won the test of strength but was unable to be knocked down when Takashi tried to shoulder tackle him. A bit surprising to see Joe pretty much throw Takashi around like a rag doll for about more than half of the match and then again, Joe needs to be more aggressive here if he wants to even stay in the race. Takashi would finally get some offense in after distracting Joe when he begged him to stop, gave him a couple of throat thrusts, even lifted him up for a Brainbuster, and ended it with an Elbow Drop off the top rope for a two count. Takashi would start to knock him down with a couple of Lariats until the giant fell onto his knees and he would go for the Cyber Bomb but Joe flipped him over and hits a Lariat for a two count. Joe went for another one as Takashi ducked and Joe would hit him with a Diving Body Press and would get the pinfall victory to stay in the game a little bit longer!
Rating: Tony Schiavone and three quarters
Champion Carnival B Block Match
Daichi Hashimoto vs. Suwama
Review: Our main event for this show is Suwama taking on Daichi Hashimoto. It’s been a few days since we’ve seen Daichi in any Carnival matches, so it’s good to see him getting another match right here. Both of these men could use a win but Suwama needs it a little bit more since he has three more matches after this one while Daichi has four more. Will Suwama jump to second place or will that belong to Daichi?
Man, Daichi sure is a screamer, huh? He just screams a lot in this match and I hate to see how he is in the bedroom. Joking aside, while the wrestling aspect of the match was solid, the story of the match was told much better here at the end of things as Suwama was able to send Daichi to his limit in this match. Suwama would pretty much control a big majority of the match here while Daichi would try as hard as he can to fight back, but Suwama doesn’t give him a fighting chance to do so here. Daichi does have a lot to prove due to being the son of Shinya Hashimoto, who was the longest reigning IWGP Heavyweight Champion until Kazuchika Okada broke that record, but still left a big legacy behind and Daichi wants to do his father proud.
There were a couple of times where you would see a spark of hope in Daichi’s eyes while he took the Lariats, Belly-to-Belly Suplexes, chops, German Suplexes, Daichi would just keep finding a way to still fight whenever he could. Daichi was able to stop Suwama for a short period once he would catch him for a Falcon Arrow as it gives him time to recuperate. Daichi would hit a Shining Wizard into the corner and be able to land a couple of kicks in but Suwama would just meet him with a Lariat to knock him done once again. Suwama would hit the Backdrop and Daichi would kick out of it and while he went for a second one, Daichi would shift himself to land a Crossbody to get him down again. Daichi would hit Suwama in the back of the head with a Shining Wizard and it looks like he’s going to win as he charges in to hit another one, but Suwama hits another Lariat to ruin his momentum once again. Suwama throws him around with a couple of German Suplexes and another Lariat or two, even a Dropkick for good measure before Suwama hits the Backdrop Driver with a bridge as Suwama puts Daichi away. A valiant effort by Daichi here and great underdog type performance to get him over even in defeat.
Rating: Bruce Prichard
Champion Carnival B Block Match
Jake Lee vs. Takashi Yoshida
Review: Our first and final match for this set of matches is Jake Lee taking on Takashi Yoshida. Takashi has one more match after this one as he only has three wins and three losses, so he would need to win this match right here or he will be mathematically eliminated from the tournament. Jake still has a chance to rack up some points but he would need to win here so he could take out someone and ruin his chances from winning. Will Jake win and eliminate Takashi or does Takashi take it?
There’s the Yoshida we all remember showing his shades of R.E.D here with the heel tactics in this match since he’s gonna want to pull off all the stops he can get if he wants to win here since he cannot afford another loss at all. Takashi would give him a few throat thrusts and rip up some of his wrist tape to choke Jake a little bit here. Jake was able to give Yoshida one of his better matches here compared to the last two he had which were rather lackluster. Both were able to match each other with Jake getting someone bigger to work with.
Yoshida would try to go after his legs for a little bit to hopefully try and get him to tap out later on and Yoshida would mostly just cut him down with his throat thrusts, which he does quite well and then again, he should since he does them more than Kenny Omega does V-Triggers. Takashi would apply the Figure Four on him now as he would try to make him tap out but he would get to the ropes before he could tap. Yoshida would attempt the Cyber Bomb as Jake would flip him over to save himself some time. Yoshida would go for the Kong Lariat as Jake would knee him in the chest and rolls him down to hit the PK as Yoshida kicked out at two. Jake goes for the Backdrop as Takashi fights out of it and gets him off to attempt another Lariat as Jake knees him in the chest twice to knock him down for a two count. Jake would apply the Boston Crab as Takashi would go for the ropes until Jake dragged him in the middle, turning it into a Single Leg Crab as he used his free arm to grab Yoshida’s arm to wrench it back into a weird Bow and Arrow type submission it looks like, I could be wrong as Yoshida would give up to give Jake the victory while Yoshida is eliminated.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a half
Overall: I was able to get two four-star matches in this one, so I’m happy with that happening. Solid nights for this set as we already have one elimination while the rest are up in the air as of right now until the next series of matches. Looking forward to what happens next.
Favorite Match: Naoya Nomura vs. Yoshitatsu
Least Favorite Match: Sam Adonis vs. Takashi Yoshida
Naoya Nomura: (4-2) (8 Points)
Suwama: (3-2) (6 Points)
Jake Lee: (3-2) (6 Points)
Takashi Yoshida: (3-4) (6 Points) (Eliminated)
Yoshitatsu: (2-2) (4 Points)
Daichi Hashimoto: (2-2) (4 Points)
Joel Redman: (2-3) (4 Points)
Sam Adonis: (2-3) (4 Points)
Joe Doering: (2-3) (4 Points)
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