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Mitchell’s All In Results & Report! (9/1/18)

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All In ROH NJPW NWA

Stars collide as ROH, NJPW and NWA combine for this amazing event, as funded solely by The American Nightmare & Young Bucks! Are you all in for All In?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour: The Briscoes VS Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky; SoCal Uncensored wins.
  • Zero Hour: Over Budget Battle Royal; Flip Gordon wins and will face Jay Lethal later tonight.
  • MJF VS Matt Cross; Cross wins.
  • Stephen Amell VS Christopher Daniels; Daniels wins.
  • Fatal 4 Way: Tessa Blanchard VS Britt Baker VS Madison Rayne VS Chelsea Green; Tessa wins.
  • NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Nick Aldis VS Cody w/ Brandi Rhodes; Cody wins and becomes the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Chicago Street Fight: Joey Janela w/Penelope Ford vs. Hangman Adam Page; Page wins.
  • ROH World Championship: Jay Lethal VS Flip Gordon; Lethal wins and retains the ROH World Championship.
  • Kenny Omega VS Pentagon Jr; Omega wins.
  • Kazuchika Okada VS Marty Scurll; Okada wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Young Bucks & Kota Ibushi VS Rey Mysterio, Bandido & Fenix; Kota Ibushi & The Young Bucks win.

PLAY BY PLAY

WGN America presents All In: Zero Hour!

The fans are all in, the commentary is all in, and this show is set to begin with “The! Elite! The the Elite!” Yes, the NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions and the (self-proclaimed) All In Trios Champions, are here! Cody welcomes the fans but technical difficulties make it difficult. Let’s blow the budget now while we’re at it! Does Chicago love pyro? Yes! Well here’s PYRO! … Oh. Maybe not. There’s still some glitches to work out. Maybe Matt forgot to pay the guy. Let’s try again. PYRO! There it is. Okay, pull back, pull back. This everything wrestling show needs a random cameo from a legend. Here’s a hint. “What a rrrrush!” And yes, there is The Road Warrior, Animal!

Not just that, but does Chicago like free merchandise? Hot Topic, Pro-Wrestling Tees, give them their merch! Staff comes out with t-shirt guns and shoots them off for the crowd. Cut to a Pro-Wrestling Tees commercial featuring Joey Ryan. His shirt rips? Oh no! This was Joey’s only shirt. But wait, here’s a brand new one! “Thanks, Pro-Wrestling Tees!” Get yours, today!

Back to the show, it’s time for in-ring action!

The Briscoes VS Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky!

The SCU are Rocky and Apollo tonight as the Heavy Metal Rebel and The Closer take on #DemBoyz ahead of their eventual ROH World Tag Team Championship match.

Scorpio gives a shout out to Chicago, “This is the worst town I’ve ever been to!” Fans still cheer, because tonight, this is history! Tonight, everyone here is a part of a revolution. Because tonight, “We Are All-In!” Now Kaz has three letters so please say along to make his day. “S C U!” But #DemBoyz aren’t in a fun-loving mood, as per usual. Can SoCal Uncensored score some non-title momentum for when The Addiction go against the brothers from Sandy Fork?

Kaz and Jay start with the bell and fans fire up. The two circle but Mark is lurking. He stays back as Kaz enjoys the fans chanting “All In! All In!” Jay sucker punches Scorpio and Mark goes after Kaz! The Briscoes stomp out Kaz then double whip to then double forearm Kaz down. Fans boo and jeer but Jay stays on Kaz with European Uppercuts. He tags to Mark, and the Briscoes put Kaz in an open corner. They corner whip then run in but Kaz fights them off. Scorpio returns to slingshot headscissor Mark! He double stomps Jay and gives Mark a kick and a sweep. Kaz hits the swinging wrecking ball, and fans fire up with SCU. Kaz keeps on Mark with forearms while Scorpio returns to his corner. COrner to corner whip leads to a leg sweep, cover, TWO.

Kaz wrenches then tags to Scorpio. Scorpio climbs for double ax handles. He rocks Mark with a big right, then rope a dopes. Scorpio whips but Mark reverses and Jay gets a cheap shot. Scorpio gives him a punch then fires off on mark. He throws Mark out only for Jay to clobber him! Mark slingshots for stomps, then drags Scorpio to his corner. Mark chops Scorpio and tags Jay, and they mug Scorpio. Jay keeps between Scorpio and Kaz, then gives more EuroUppers. He stomps a mudhole while Mark holds Scropio down. The ref has to keep Kaz back so Mark chokes Scorpio then lets Jay get more stomps in. Tag to Mark but fans rally for Scorpio. Mark suplexes for a brainbuster, then covers. TWO, but the Briscoes keep their cool.

Mark kicks Scorpio around then chops him again. He hushes the crowd so we can hear that next one. Scorpio fights back with big rights! Mark gets around him and drags him back. Jay tags in and he mudhole stomps Scorpio right down. Fans boo and jeer but Jay stands Scorpio up. Jay whips and dropkicks Scorpio, then tags Mark back in. They continue to mug Scorpio, Mark rocking Scorpio with an uppercut. Tag back to Jay, and Jay snapmares Scorpio to a chinlock. Fans rally up and Scorpio feeds off the energy. Scorpio fights out but Jay headbutts him down. Jay whips but Scorpio dodges to headscissor! Mark stops Scorpio but gets shoved, hot tag to Kaz! Kaz rallies on both Briscoes, throwing kicks around, then a DDT for Jay! Mark runs in but gets a waistlock. They roll back, but Jay comes in. Northern Lights! TWO!!

Kaz almost had both Briscoes but the fans are all fired up for him. He whips Jay but Jay reverses. Kaz holds ropes and Jay runs in but is put on the apron. Jay gets the guillotine leg drop! Mark runs in, but Scorpio belly2belly throws him out! Then Kaz slingshots to huricanrana Mark! Fans are thunderous and this is just the start of the night! Kaz regroups the Briscoes, Scorpio FLIES onto them! SCU has control and fans on their side as they put Jay in. Scorpio slingshots for a cutter! Kaz gives Mark a cutter, and they BOTH roll back to Dragon Sleepers! The Briscoes endure the holds, crawl towards each other, and Jay rakes Kaz’s eye! Kaz lets Mark free, and then Jay goes after Scorpio! He throws Scorpio out but Kaz throws hands. They brawl back and forth and Kaz fires off jabs.

Kaz runs, but into  an elbow. Mark gets a cheap shot, then Jay boots Kaz out. Jay boots Scorpio while Mark gives Kaz a blockbuster! Mark feeds Kaz to Jay, Jay gives Kaz the stiff neckbreaker. Cover, TWO! Jay drags Kaz up again for EuroUppers. Tag to Mark, and the Briscoes have Kaz in another open corner. They double whip him corner to corner, and hit the clothesline train. Mark holds Kaz up, Jay jumps, Redneck Boogie neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Kaz isn’t done, but Scorpio is kicked back down. Fans rally up while The Briscoes put Kaz up top. Mark climbs and Jay prepares himself, but Scoprio trips Jay and puts him into railing! Then SUPER Steiner for Mark! Kaz climbs down while Scorpio gives Jay a kick. Alley-oop to tornado DDT! But then Mark gets the Urenage Backbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Somehow Mark survives!

But SCU is far from down, they bring Mark back up. Mark fights and Jay boots Scorpio in the back of the head! He feeds Kaz to Jay Driller! Mark goes up, Froggy-Bow! Cover, Scorpio breaks it! Jay rains rights on Scorpio for keeping this match going. The Briscoes throw Scorpio out then focus on Kaz. Jay electric chair lifts while Mark climbs, but Kaz sees Doomseday coming! Powerslam counter while Scorpio hits Jay with a flying knee, cover, SCU WINS!!

Winners: SoCal Uncensored, Frankie Kazarian pinning

That was so fast and furious, call Kaz and Scorpio Brian and Roman! With this big win over the champs, does that mean The Addiction has a chance of winning the titles down the line?

 

Backstage interview with Kenny Omega.

Why is the interviewer standing like that? to make him look taller. No, be casual. The day has finally come. How does he feel about tonight? Pentagon, a former Impact World Champion, and Omega is THE IWGP Heavyweight Champion. They’re wrestlers of the people so they’re giving the people this dream match. Pentagon may not be ready, but Omega is. Omega wants to make this match an instant classic. Omega knows how great and how popular and how hardcore Pentagon is. But Omega is ready to perform in front of the world, and put his best foot forward. That, and he wants to make this day one we remember forever. How will the Best Bout Machine do against the Bone Collector in their dream match tonight?

 

All In takes a quick look at tonight’s main event.

The NWA World Champion, Nick Aldis, has something The American Nightmare, Cody, wants. The NWA World Championship itself was a belt many greats in pro-wrestling have held, including Cody’s own father, The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. But Aldis wants something in return. So since Cody doesn’t have the ROH World Championship to match, he put up his literal Ring of Honor. Aldis accepted this collateral, but will Cody get the ring back and the belt with it?

 

Over Budget Battle Royal!

It’s unclear if this is a 15-man or a full 30-man, but the one thing everyone knows is that the winner will get a shot at Jay Lethal’s ROH World Championship later tonight on the main show! Stars from ROH, NJPW, NWA, Impact Wrestlnig and even Lucha Underground are here. Who will be the last man, or woman, left standing in the ring?

The bell rings and it explodes! Everyone brawls in such chaos, but Bully Ray Dudley already bends the rules. He goes through the second rope with El Chico to powerbomb him THROUGH A TABLE! He drags Chuck Taylor out to whip him into barriers, but then Trent Baretta DIVES! Trent takes Bully out for his best friend, but then Jordynne Grace DIVES on Trent! Only for Ethan Page to boot her in the face! He brawls with Rocky Romerao but Colt Cabana springboard Asai Moonsaults on them! Somehow it’s just Tommy Dreamer and Billy Gun left in the ring while everyone else brawls on the outside. The old veterans build speed and… Carefully climb out to fight with everyone!

This is less a battle royal and more a fight as Billy Gunn says “SUCK IT!” But Moose gives him a boot! Moose gives wrestler after wrestler a jab, then winds up for… everyone to hit him back! He gets cornered but then explodes out! He pumps up and climbs up, for a big crossbody! But Brian Cage catches him! Everyone helps Brian put Moose on the apron. Moose fights back again, but he’s taking too long showing off. Marco Stunt ELIMINATES Moose?! But he celebrates too long, Punishment Martinez boots him right out. The Best Friends go after Martinez, then decide to hug! Only to get a boot! Trent is mad now, but he runs into a tilt-o-whirl slam. Chuckie gets a step-stool cutter! Chuckie ends up on the outside but Ethan fights back. Trent helps his best friend out, to double suplex.

Ethan survives and Son of Gunn helps out to suplex the Best Friends in. Cage suplexes Tommy Dreamer back in! But then The Machine gets a kick and a forearm. Marco Stunt returns! Only to get tilt-o-whirl slammed. Cage comes back to back Cutler down. Cutler springboards onto Cage! Bully bullies Stunt, but he keeps Stunt from being eliminated right away. Cutler is also out, but the Best Friends keep each other in. Ethan keeps fighting them, but he runs into Rocky’s kick! The former Roppongi Vice work together, but Ethan rocks Rocky, too! But the Best Friends give him a tornado DDT! Then they give Jimmy Jacobs a crucifix cutter! Then they hug! Only for Martinez to throw them BOTH out! He ELIMINATES Best Friends.

Rocky fires off on Martinez, only to be thrown out. Rocky returns and springboard huricanranas! Then Rocky gives a clothesline train to all four corners. And Bully just because. He keeps going forever, until Cage clobbers him! Cage ELIMINATES Rocky Romero! Cage targets Cheeseburger but gets booted back. Burger flies, but is CAUGHT! He escapes, SHOTEI!! SHOTEI for Etha, SHOTEI for Martinez! Burger ain’t done, but Cage pops him up to F5 him out! Cage ELIMIANTES Burger! But now the Machine and the Monster stare down. They brawl immediately! Martinez whips but Cage reverses to huricanrana?! They keep going, tilt-o-whirl from Martinez! Cage blocks the boot to SUPERKICK! Martinez ducks the discus to give the heel kick!

Cage denies the choke slam, Marinez denies back, but Hurricane gives Martinez HIS Choke Slam! And he does the same to Cage! The Monster and Machine are no match for a Superhero! But Ethan goes after him, only for Tommy Dreamer to stop him. Maritnez has Hurricane, and things move to the apron. Hurricane and Ethan fight off the other two to then fight each other. Ethan boots and ELIMINATES Hurricane, but Cabana’s flying bionic elbow ELIMINATES Ethan! But Dreamer introduces a trash can?! “E C DUB!” echoes out as Dreamer fires off with a cookie pan! He uses the lid on Austin Gunn, then the can itself on Martinez. Martinez wobbles and comes back with the choke grip. Dreamer bites out and fires off jabs. He wears polka-dots for Dusty, bionic elbow! Death Valley Driver on top! But then Bully hits Dreamer to ELIMINATE him!

But Marco Stunt is back? His chops don’t matter, though. Bully gives Marco a bomb lift, but Papa Gunn helps out while Son Gunn knocks Bully down. Jimmy Jacobs fires off but gets a hip toss to neckbreaker! Austin calls him names, but Jimmy rips the jewels! Martinez kicks Gunn down, then lets Jimmy say “You Can’t See Me!” Five Knuckle Shuffle! And “Suck it!” Double underhook, but Papa Gunn saves his son. Only for Jimmy to give him a kiss? “Suck this, bitch!” Billy throws Jimmy out, then has to fight off Martinez. Martinez still gets Billy with a roundhouse! Martinez roars, but Austin Gunn ELIMINATES HIM!! The Son and the Father hug it out. Only for Bully to ruin it and ELIMNATE Austin! Billy gives Bully a Famouser! But then Billy and Cage come face to face.

They brawl with heavy hands, and Billy runs, but into a trophy lift! Cage ELIMINATES Billy Gunn! But Marco Stunt returns, for a pop-up code breaker!! Bully grabs Marco to ELIMINATE him once and for all. The final four are Bully, Cage, Cabana and Grace. Grace swings on Cage but then fireman’s carry and squats Cage! But Cage slips out, lifts her and tosses her! Then powerbomb lift for a buckle bomb! Cage misses in the corner, she electric chairs to powerbomb HIM! Then she ELIMINATES Cage with a clothesline! Fans are thunderous, but Bully has to go after her, now. Jordynne gets in Bully’s face, and she wants him to chop her. He just rakes her face and puts her on the top rope.

Bully climbs up, but Cabana lurks behind. Jordynne sends Bully down, Cabana helps her ask “WAZZUP!?” Headbutt to Bully’s balls! But Bully still whips and ELIMINATES Jordynne. Now it’s just Bully and Cabana. These two have been fighting over how Bully’s been treating Cheeseburger and Flip Gordon. Bully runs Cabana over and climbs up, but misses his back senton! Cabana uses the chair! SMACK! He jabs Bully again then throws him, but Bully reverses! Bully ELIMINATES Cabana and WINS!! Wait, he forgot about Chico! Chico is FLIP GORDON!! AND FLIP ELIMINATES BULLY!!!

Winner: Flip Gordon

Yes, this was Over Budget, but Flip is ALL IN! Flip gets revenge on Bully while getting his first shot at the ROH World Championship! Is Flip going to reach the top of the mountain later tonight?!

 

MJF VS Matt Cross!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman swears he “is better than all of you and you know it”, but will he prove to be better than M-Dogg tonight?

The bell rings and we begin. MJF and Cross tie up. MJF gets a headlock but Cross powers out, only to get run over by MJF. Max shows off with that handspring, but things speed up and Cross shows off with the superhero landing! MJF does give credit, that was good. He offers a handshake, but that’s the oldest trick in the book. Cross still accepts it, to get a low kick. MJF throws Cross out to then build speed, but he fakes Cross out. “I don’t have to flip to get over.” But Cross swing kicks him back. Cross climbs and dodges MJF to then tilt-o-whirl headscissor MJF away. MJF rolls out while Cross handsprings. Cross aims and runs, to handspring senton, the Sasuke Special!

Cross soaks it in on the stage, then comes back to fetch MJF. He puts MJF in the ring then climbs up top, but MJF rolls all the way away. Cross hops down and runs in, but MJF uses a referee shield. MJF gives a sucker punch and then he puts Cross into a post! MJF keeps bragging as he snapmares and arm wringers. Cover, TWO, but MJF keeps on the arm. He stomps the hand, then embraces the boos and jeers. MJF drags Cross around for a seated armlock. He tells fans to shut up as they rally up. Cross feeds off that energy and throws body shots. He chops MJF but MJF ducks to wring the arm out again. MJF keeps on that arm, hammerlock and gutwrench powerbomb! Cover, TWO! Cross survives but MJF grows frustrated.

MJF mocks the “old man”, then clubs away on the bad arm. He hoists Cross up to then climb up with him. MJF prepares that arm but Cross fights back with the other arm. Cross has MJF turn around, to then SUPER STEINER! MJF writhes while Cross rests that bad arm. Fans rally up again and Cross stands. He dodges MJF to rally with that good arm. Cross runs, manages a handspring, then a springboard crossbody! Cover, TWO! Cross keeps his cool while MJF rolls to a corner. MJF drags himself up, Cross runs in but into an elbow. MJF double stomps the bad arm! Then double underhook, Package Shoulderbreaker! Cover, TWO! The referee checks on Cross but he’s okay. Fans rally once more while MJF gets up.

MJF toys with Cross, but Cross slaps him back! Now it’s a brawl of forearms back and forth. Cross gets an edge, but MJF SPITS in Cross’ eyes. Cross swings, MJF dodges but is flipped back to poke the eyes. MJF unwinds the dirty bird, but runs into a bicycle kick! He comes back with an elbow but Cross comes back with a wheelbarrow takedown to double stomps! Both men are down and a 10 count begins. Fans rally as Cross stirs. Cross rolls to a cover, TWO, and MJF gets the modified armbar!

Cross endures as MJF pulls back. He makes it a cover, TWO, but Cross ends up on the apron. MJF hotshots the arm, then tucks Cross in for a jumping piledriver! Cover, TWO!! And MJF is shocked! He shouts, “It’s MY time, old man! Not yours!” MJF climbs, moonsautls but lands on his feet as Cross dodges. Cross rebounds and cutters! Then he climbs up quick, for the Shooting Star! Cover, Cross wins!

Winner: Mike Cross, by pinfall

M-Dogg does it big for this main-show opener! He shows the younger generation how it’s done, will this lead to bigger and better things for the veteran?

 

Backstage interview with…?

Sean Mooney speaks NOT to the Fallen Angel, but the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion! There’s a reason we’re all here, and we’er all looking at it. The most-coveted 10 pounds of gold is why Cody wants to step into the spotlight and etch his name in history. It isn’t about walking in someone’s footsteps, but taking a step towards immortality. Aldis can’t sit around and chat, he has to prepare.

 

Stephen Amell VS Christopher Daniels!

The Green Arrow and Prometheus are here to represent Bullet Club against SoCal Uncensored! Will the archer of Queen City knock down the Almighty ROH Grand Slam Champion and declare, “You Have FAILED This City”!?

Daniels doesn’t respect Amell, but Amell doesn’t really like Daniels. Daniels SPITS on Amell, so Amell swings! He ends up in a full nelson and put on the mat. Daniels shows off some spicy dance moves, but Amell gives him a chop. AMell dares him to chop back, so Daniels does. It’s a chop fight! Daniels swings but ends up in a waistlock. Amell slams him down then walks all over him in return. Amell bows but Daniels goes after him in a corner! Daniels stomps a mudhole into Amell, then backs off at the ref’s count. Amell boots Daniels back then jumps and over to dropkick Daniels down! Amell enziguris, too! Daniels staggers, Amell clotheslines him out. Amell goes out to fetch Daniels and puts him into railings.

Amell gets a table!? This is payback for an ROH Eight Man Tag where Amell went through a table. He bounces Daniels off it, then climbs up onto the apron with Daniels. Daniels denies the throw and escapes into the ring. Amell follows and ax handles Daniels down. Amell grinds his boot into Daniels’ chin, but backs off at the ref’s count, to then do more boot grinding. Daniels gets up and gives Amell a back suplex! Amell lands on his face, and Daniels kicks him while he’s down. Daniels kicks him again, and fans chant “Fallen Angel!” Daniels lifts Amell for a hammerlock and body shots. He puts Amell in a corner for more shots, then puts him into the buckles. Daniels goes to suplex, and makes it a gutbuster. Cover, TWO! Daniels is annoyed but he keeps on Amell with clubbing forearms.

Fans rally as Amell endures a bearhug. Amell feeds off it to get to his feet and fight back with elbows. Amell runs but into a shoulder to the stomach. Daniels dumps Amell down to go after the legs. Daniels positions Amell for the Arabian Press. But NO cover, because Daniels wants to rub it in first. Cover, ONE, but Daniels has Amell at the ropes. The table is waiting, so Daniels drags Amell up. Amell resists the suplex and fights back. Amell hip tosses Daniels in and gives a lariat. He drags Daniels up in dragon sleeper, but Daniels reverses. Amell mule kicks Daniels down, then suplexes, GREEN Falcon Arrow! Cover, TWO!

Amell puts Daniels in a corner and fires off a clothesline. He backs off to an adjacent corner and climbs up, and fans fire up with what’s coming. Amell steadies himself, COAST2COAST! Cover, TWO!! Daniels survives Amell’s wild idea, then ducks the enziguri. Daniels steps on Amell, Best Moonsault Ever! Cover, TWO!? Amell survives because Daniels didn’t get all of it. Daniels decides the table should finish this, and he brings Amell up top. Daniels joins Amell up and on the opposite end. Amell resists for the sake of his career. Daniels falls on the apron then tumbles to the table! Amell fires himself up, flies! But he crash lands as Daniels dodges!! Fans lose their minds as Amell truly crashes and burns!

Both men are down, and a ring count begins. The count passes 5 but the two barely stir. The fans chant “Broken Arrow!” The referee, Jerry Lynn, puts Daniels AND Amell in the ring?! He doesn’t want a count out, he wants a real finish! Daniels is upset, but the ref decides he’s NOT a ref! Jerry throws the shirt at Daniels and Daniels start shoving. Amell rolls Daniels up!! TWO, but now Daniels is furious. He throws hands on Amell, but the ref backs him off. Amell wants more! Daniels gives more, but the ref backs Daniels down again. Amell stands and flips Daniels off. Daniels grins and gives Amell Angel’s– No, Amell Northern Lights it! TWO!! Daniels hits an urenage backbreaker, then Best Moonsault Ever! It’s clean, Daniels wins!

Winner: Christopher Daniels, by pinfall

Despite the referee overstepping some bounds, the former ROH World Champion wins. Amell pushed Daniels to the limits of his temper, but Amell is also respectful. They shake hands, and Amell raises Daniels’ hand in victory. The two celebrate together, is this the last we’ve seen of Amell in the ring?

 

Fatal 4 Way: Tessa Blanchard VS Britt Baker VS Madison Rayne VS Chelsea Green!

Four of the best women from around the world and various promotions compete to prove who is the best woman here tonight. This could also lead to some big things in both the Knockouts and Women of Honor Divisions, who will gain major points towards a title opportunity?

The bell rings and all four women check each other out. Madison offers the Code of Honor , and while Britt takes it, Chelsea has to force herself to. Tessa… refuses with a forearm! Chelsea scares Tessa with that scream, and Madison goes after her on the outside. Tessa reverses the whip to send Madison into railing. Britt and Chelsea go cover for cover, but it’s all TWO. They back off while Chelsea takes out Tessa. Britt arm-drags Chelsea around, then puts on a headlock. Chelsea tries to power out but is reversed. She blocks the hip-toss but Britt keeps trying. Britt back flips and arm-drags Chelsea the other way. She runs but Chelsea stops her to then sassy acrobatic arm-drag Britt away. Fans love crazy Chelsea but Tessa clobbers her with a clothesline!

Tessa dodges Britt to clothesline Chelsea. She then kicks Britt down and runs in corner to corner for a big forearm smash. Tessa goes again but gets a boot. Britt hops up but gets kicked down. Madison returns but gets an elbow. Tessa gives Britt a draping code breaker! Tessa and Madison speed up, Madison gets a cover, TWO! She rolls Tessa again, TWO. Madison tilt-o-whirls and throws Tessa! Fans rally but Tessa rocks Madison with a forearm back. Tessa drags Madison up, scoops to a trophy lift, and she throws her onto Chelsea and Britt! Fans love this show of strength, but Britt and Chelsea drag her out of the ring. They leave her behind and speed up, Chelsea boots Britt down! Chelsea builds speed to DIVE! She wipes Tessa AND Britt out.

Chelsea puts Tessa in, but Tessa rocks her with a right. Tessa builds speed, and FLIES onto Britt and Chelsea! Madison returns and climbs up, to LEAP onto all there! Fans fire up with Madison as she drags Britt into the ring. Cover, TWO, but Madison keeps her cool. Madison forearms Britt at the ropes then whips, but Britt slingblades in return. Tessa returns but gets a slingblade. Chelsea returns, and gets a slingblade! Cover, TWO! Britt keeps on Chelsea with forearms and a whip. Madison waistlocks and ripcords to the Rayne Check! Cover, but Chelsea breaks it. Tessa bumps Chelsea on buckles, then clubs Madison. Tessa lifts, holds and slams Madison. She runs at Chelsea but gets only post! Chelsea runs in, boot wash!

Britt gets an elbow, Chelsea reverses but gets reversed back to a saido suplex. Tessa has Britt but Britt escapes and denies several times, until she gets the full nelson flat liner! Madison tilt-o-whirl DDT’s, but Chelsea LEAPS for missile dropkick! It hits Tessa, leaving Madison to go after Britt on the top rope. Madison climbs up from the outside, and hits a SUPER Rayne Check! But the fall takes a lot out of her, she only crawls to a cover, TWO! Tessa is relieved while Madison is furious Britt survives. Chelsea CURB STOMPS Madison! Then she turns Madison, Unprettier! SUPERKICK to FLYING Magnum! SUPERKICK!! Cover, on Chelsea, TWO!? Britt can’t believe it but fans are loving it.

Britt drags Chelsea up, TKO! Cover, but Tessa rolls Britt off! TWO, so Tessa waistlocks. Britt standing switch but Tessa rocks her with an elbow. Madison runs in, crucifix to bomb! Cover, but Britt breaks it! Fans are fired up as Britt goes after Madison. Britt rocks her with a forearm, then Fisherman swinging neckbreaker. Cover, but Chelsea breaks it! Fans know “This is Awesome!” Chelsea wants the Unprettier, and gets it! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Britt survives again but Chelsea is furious. Chelsea goes after Tessa, kicks low to hit the DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!? And Chelsea can’t believe it! Fans are thunderous with a standing ovation! Chelsea brings Tessa up but Tessa gets a hammerlock DDT! Cover, Tessa wins?!

Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall

The second-generation super woman gets that one by seconds, as both Madison and Britt almost broke the cover. The Impact Knockouts Champion shows the world what it takes to be champion, but will one of these other three women get a shot at her title down the line? The good thing is, they all celebrate together to celebrate world-class women’s wrestling.

 

NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Nick Aldis VS Cody w/ Brandi Rhodes!

The National Treasure and the American Nightmare are going to prove one way or another that pro-wrestling is big enough for the entire world! With such high stakes on the line, who will make history on this already history-making night?

The introductions are made and the belt is raised by THE Earl Hebner, who explains this is only to be won by pin or submission. He is honored, wishes them both the best of luck, and we begin!

Fans are already thunderous for this match that is somehow not the main event but feels like it’s already that. The two men shake hands and start circling. The two tie up, then break. Fans chant “All In! All In!” as Cody and Aldis tie up again. Aldis gets an arm wrench to wristlock, but then Cody gets a leg. They end up at the ropes and Cody backs off. Cody cartwheels and strikes a pose. Aldis lounges, then circles with Cody again. The two tie up again, Cody gets a hammerlock. Aldis rolls and handsprings to reverse. Cody uses ropes to flip through and reverses. Cody gets a headlock but Aldis lifts. Aldis powers out but Cody slips under, only to get run over. Aldis and Cody start trading hands! Cody powers out of the headlock but Aldis runs him over.

They speed up, Cody drops Aldis with a dropkick! Cody builds speed and DIVES! He almost takes a header, but that’s why it’s a tope suicida! Fans fire up with Cody as he rocks Aldis with a right hand. They keep throwing hands, Cody suplexes but Aldis counters with his suplex. Hebner checks on both men and they’re both okay. Aldis drags Cody up and rams him into a post. Aldis puts Cody in the ring for a chop, then another chop. He whips corner to corner and Cody hits buckles hard. Aldis drags Cody up and fisherman, Perfect Plex! TWO, but Aldis is on Cody with a chinlock. Fans rally up and Cody feeds off it. Cody fights back and whips, but Aldis reverses. Cody hits buckles hard again, but Aldis is on him. Aldis gives Cody a forearm, then a haymaker, then another corner to corner whip.

Cody stops himself and collides shoulders with Aldis. Aldis fires back with strikes but Cody gets the drop-down uppercut! Cody runs but double clotheslines bring them both down. Fans rally as Hebner counts. Cody and Aldis stand to brawl, SUPERKICK from Cody! Dragon sleeper, but Aldis snapmares out. Aldis gives Cody a back suplex but Cody slips out. Double crossbodies take them down now! Aldis rolls out to walk it off, but Cody catches his breath in the ring. Cody aims from the corner, but he flies into a forearm! Both men are down on the outside, and Hebner asks Brandi to keep her distance. Cody and Aldis slowly stir, but it’s Aldis who gets to the ring. Hebner puts up the X, Cody doesn’t look good.

Hebner lets Aldis know the situation, and here comes Diamond Dallas Page. It is a shame this match looks to be ending this way, and fans hope Cody can recover. DDP checks on Cody, and it looks like Cody wants to keep going. Hebner and DDP aren’t sure, but here comes Sean Daivari. He and DDP get into an argument, and Daivari shoves DDP!? Daivari shoves Hebner, too! So DDP gives him the Diamond Cutter! Daivari just felt the bang, and fans cheer DDP on. DDP goes back to Cody. Aldis himself comes out while Hebner dismisses DDP. Apparently this match is still going! Aldis drags the bleeding Cody into the ring and goes after the wound! Fans boo Aldis, they don’t appreciate him wanting to win like this. But Cody hits back! Cody goes up and over, and hits the powerslam! Cover, TWO!

The American Nightmare has a crimson mask but the heart of a lion as he gets back up. Aldis shoves Cody to a corner, but runs into Cody’s boot. Cody climbs, Moonsault MISSES! Aldis scoops and sets Cody onto the top rope for a Top Shelf Knee. Aldis then climbs, for the SUPER Fall Away Slam! Fans rally while Aldis climbs. Aldis aims and leaps, for the Frog Splash! Cover, TWO! Cody survives, but Aldis won’t let up. He grabs the legs but Cody shoves him away. Cody gets the Figure Four! Cody gives a shout-out to his father’s famous victory. Aldis is in a figure four cover, TWO! Cody wrenches more and Aldis falls back again, TWO! Aldis works to roll, and he reverses the pressure! Cody rolls it through more to get a ropebreak! The two free each other from the hold, and are now on the apron.

Aldis kicks but misses, Cody trips him onto the apron! Aldis still scoops Cody, to a running slam! Both men are down again as Hebner checks on them. Aldis gets back in and wants a ring count. Hebner counts while fans rally up. Brandi coaches her husband up, and he stirs at about 5. Aldis sees Cody gets up so he goes back out. Aldis puts Cody in the ring, then chops him in a corner. He whips but Cody reverses. Aldis goes up but Cody gets him in Alabama Slam position. Cody can’t slam him, though, that lower back hurts too much, so he just dumps Aldis off. But Cody tries again anyway, for a SPINNING Alabama Slam! Cover, TWO! Cody can’t believe it, but he’s too exhausted to really show frustration.

Fans fire up as Cody tunes up the band. It’s another shout out, but his Beautiful Disaster misses! Aldis hits a powerbomb! TWO, but into King’s Lift cloverleaf! Cody endures but Aldis is slowly losing grip. Fans rally and Brandi coaches Cody. Cody drags himself to ropes but Aldis drags him away! Cody gets a second wind, but Aldis sits on the hold. Aldis works to keep his grip on, but Cody works to get up a third time! Cody powers his way to Brandi, and gets a ropebreak! Aldis is frustrated but Cody looks like he’s out again. Brandi is worried for him, but Aldis shows no mercy as he drags Cody away. Aldis lifts, for a piledriver! Aldis doesn’t cover, he positions Cody, then climbs up top.

Brandi gets in the ring to beg he not do this, but Aldis doesn’t care. Aldis leaps, Brandi becomes a shield for the ELBOW DROP!! Aldis didn’t mean to do that, but fans all boo and jeer anyway. Hebner checks on Brandi as she rolls out. What do we do now? Aldis just covers, TWO!! Brandi’s sacrifice is not in vain! Aldis drags Cody up, runs, but Cody follows for Beautiful Disaster! CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!? Somehow Aldis survives Cody’s best move! Aldis gets up but Cody throws hands. They brawl with big hands, then Cody jabs. Aldis stops that, but runs into a kick. Cody grabs those arms, turns Aldis around, and with all his might in that bad back, lifts Aldis. Aldis slips out, but Cody keeps him from stealing moves. Cody whips, Aldis sunset flips, Cody sits on it! CODY WINS!!

Winner: Cody, by pinfall; NEW NWA World Heavyweight Champion

Is this real?! Cody is now the NWA WHC?! Yes, he is! The Rhodes Family is victorious, the Rhodes Family is eternal! Cody follows his father’s footsteps while putting his own mark on history. Brandi proudly helps Cody put the belt on around his waist. What new heights will Cody reach now that he carries the torch for this truly legendary ten pounds of gold?

 

Chicago Street Fight: Joey Janela w/Penelope Ford vs. Hangman Adam Page!

The Problem Solver might be slowly breaking, being driven crazy by the Sleazy One and the mystery of who murdered the Master of the Dickplex. But he’ll have to clear his mind if he wants to be better than the Bad Boy of Wrestling in a match where anything goes. Can Hangman keep his wits about him to get it done in the Windy City?

Joey taunts Hangman even as Hangman makes his entrance. The bell rings and Hangman ducks the clothesline. Joey ducks one but gets a boot and forearms from Hangman. Hangman throws Joey out hard already, then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit on Joey against the railings. Hangman puts Joey in, but Joey builds speed to DIVE back! Joey wipes Hangman out then puts him in the ring. Joey embraces the cheers and jeers but Hangman boots him down. Hangman climbs up top, for the SUPER ASAI! And he wipes Joey out again! Hangman blows out the pistol before putting Joey back in the ring. Fans duel but Hangman brings out the first chair. Hangman brings that into the ring and sits it up. He kicks Joey but Joey fires off forearms. Joey roars and runs, but into the roaring elbow.

Hangman lifts Joey for the pumphandle fall away, ONTO the chair! Hangman drags Joey over for a corner, TWO. Joey rolls out again but Hangman follows him out. Hangman reveals there’s a literal Cracker Barrel barrel! He whips Joey at the barrel, but Joey reverses and sends Hangman into the crowd! Joey sets up a chair by the barrel, step stools to wipe Hangman out! Fans celebrate that insane attack with Joey as Joey fetches Hangman. They go back to ringside, and Joey wants to keep using the barrel. He rolls it down the way, but Hangman jumps over it! Joey still rocks him with elbows, and Hangman ends up in the crowd again. But he slingshots to BUCK SHOT! Down goes Joey, but Hangman is down from exhaustion.

Hangman is up first and he starts fetching things again. He brings out a table! Hangman puts Joey in the ring for now, then sets up the table on the outside. Fans cheer him on as he goes back to the ring. Joey crawls over but Hangman drags him up in the corner. They’re on the top rope, but Joey holds on. Joey fires back with forearms, then fireman’s carry into a Death Valley Bomb into the other corner! Cover, TWO! Joey grows frustrated, as does the Bad Girl, but Joey keeps going. Penelope helps him bring out a ladder! Joey also fetches the barrel, which he uses as part of a ladder bridge. Joey throws hands on Hangman, then hoists him onto the ladder. Fans anticipate what’s coming, but so does Hangman! Hangman stops Joey on the top rope, to then torture rack and BURNING HAMMER onto the ladder!!

They both crash onto the steel and then to the floor! Fans lose their minds over that one. Hangman gets up and puts Joey back in the ring. Hangman wants something more, so he brings out a trash back. He shows the bag off but here comes Penelope! She hops on Hangman’s back but he tosses her off. Penelope keeps going with a SLAP! Hangman grimaces, but she handsprings to evade! Then she goes Matrix, into a Bad Girl Stunner! Hangman flounders and she climbs up top, to LEAP onto him! Penelope crossbodies Hangman down! Hangman flounders away but she keeps chase. She clubs away and Hangman is on the table. Joey jumps in for the ELBOW! They crash through the wood, and the referee checks on them both.

Joey sits up, but Hangman barely stirs. Joey drags Hangman up and over to the stage. He bounces Hangman off the steps, then gets in the spotlight as he gets some running room. Joey takes aim, “shoots” and runs Hangman over with a clothesline! But Joey has something more, as he looks around wherever he can. He moves things around and has yet another table! He and Penelope set that up in the walkway, but then there’s a second table! The tables are carefully placed side-by-side as Joey goes back to Hangman. Hangman SUPERKICKS Joey! Then, powerbomb lift, and powerbomb THROUGH THE TABLES!! The referee finds Joey in the wreckage while fans lose their minds all over again.

Fans call Hangman a “Joey Killer!” but Hangman shows no remorse. He drags Joey up and to the ring, then takes off the elbow pad. Joey stands and Hangman slingshots, for another Buck Shot! But he’s not done yet, he lifts Joey for Rite of Passage! Cover, but Penelope breaks it! That’s technically legal! Hangman is furious, but Penelope has that bag. She grins as he snatches it away. Wait, no, this is a second bag. Hangman pours this bag out, to reveal those cowboy boots! The cursed boots from Being The Elite! Hangman might as well have seen the ghost of Joey Ryan. Penelope picks up a boot, but gets a SUPERKICK for it!

Hangman tells that boot what’s what, but Joey SUPERKICKS Hangman! Cover, TWO!! No supernatural boots will screw Hangman over. Fans know “This is Awesome!” as Joey goes in search of something more. He finds a fresh ladder and puts it in. Then he puts a new table in! Joey stands the ladder up, then sets the table up. Joey drags Hangman up and onto the table. He clubs away to keep Hangman there, then climbs up top. But Hangman climbs up to join him! They brawl, hangman falls, but he has HIS bag, the MURDER PHONE!! Joey fights but Hangman clubs him and wraps the cord, for a SUPER RITE OF PASSAGE, THROUGH THE TABLE!! Cover, Hangman wins!!

Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall

Hangman’s past came back to haunt him, but he used it to his advantage. The “Joey Killer” he may be, but a win is a win. Will he continue to rise up the ranks of all professional wrestling?

But wait, the lights go out! Joey Ryan died, but his DICK LIVES!! Yes, the Druids of Dongs line the ramp as the Sleazy One rises! The Res-Erection is real, and Hangman is the most shocked of anyone in the building! Joey RYAN joins Hangman in the ring, greases himself up, and tucks the lollipop away. Hangman says Joey died, he did it himself! But Joey just makes him touch his crotch! Joey flexes and flexes and FLIPS! Hangman flounders, Joey makes him eat the lollipop! SUPERKICK! The Sleazy Phenom hands Hangman over to his phallic followers, and they take Hangman away. Has Joey Ryan just made Hangman “Rest… In… Penis”?!

 

Jay Lethal prepares backstage.

Someone stomps him, to give him Macho Man glasses? Oooooh~ YEEAH~!

ROH World Championship: Jay Lethal VS Flip Gordon w/ “Lt.” Brandi Rhodes!

The Captain of Flip Army surprised us all when he pretended to be El Hijo de Chico, and now he’s truly All In! Will Flip make an even bigger splash when he takes the title from the Franchise Player? Or rather, BLACK MACHISMO!!

The introductions are made, the belt is raised and the Mega Powers handshake is used for the Code of Honor. The bell rings and we begin!

Lethal and Flip circle, Flip throws Lethal off the waistlock. They circle but Lethal takes away Ms. Elizabeth. Wait, no, that’s Brandi. Lethal wants her to stay in HIS corner! No, she’s not with you, Lethal. But he still insists she stay. Lethal returns to Flip and gives him a knee. He jabs then whips but Flip ducks to arm-drag. Flip runs and slides under to arm-drag Lethal again. Flip chops then whips, but Lethal whips Flip, Flip crossbodies. Cover, ONE and Flip arm-drags Lethal. Lethal whips but Flip runs him over. Flip does it again and covers, ONE. Flip keeps moving but Lethal throws him out. The Captain skins the cat, only to get clothesline’d out.

Lethal goes to the top rope, and Brandi’s seen this enough already tonight. She moves aside as Lethal hops down. He gives chase and they go into the ring. Brandi reminds him she’s not Elizabeth, but he lifts her like she is! Fans love this shout out to history, but Brandi slaps Lethal’s shoulder. It snaps Lethal out of it, and he’s suddenly no longer Machismo. He still fights Flip but Flip boots him in a corner. Lethal chops Flip then whips him again. Flip boots him again but Lethal hip tosses. Lethal misses the dropkick but Flip hits his shooting star. Cover, TWO! Flip chops then whips Lethal, but Lethal holds ropes. Flip flips through his dropkick then handsprings around to avoid Lethal. Fans love Flip’s flips but Lethal doesn’t.

Flip sends Lethal out and DIVES! That’s one, but Flip hits another DIVE! Flip is copying Lethal, right up to the FLYING hat trick! Flip drags Lethal up and in, then climbs high. He jumps for the turning splash, TWO! Flip keeps his cool as he keeps his eyes on Lethal. Lethal stands and slips out of the back suplex. Flip slips out, but Lethal slips out. Flip counters to a wheelbarrow cover, TWO. Lethal rolls Flip, TWO. Lethal turns for a backslide, TWO! Flip sunset flips, TWO! Lethal bicycle boots to enziguris, but Flip back flips for the moonsault! Both men are down and the ref starts a count. Fans rally while both men stir. Lethal rolls to the apron but Flip drags him up. Lethal gives a forearm, but Flip fires back. They brawl with the ropes between them, and Lethal bumps Flip off a buckle.

Lethal climbs up but gets Kinder Surprise! He falls inside the ring and Flip climbs up again. Flip 450 but he bails out, into a Lethal Combination! Cover, TWO! Lethal can’t believe it, but this match continues. Lethal drags Flip up and chops him off his feet. He aims at Flip, calls for it, but Flip counters to a roll up! TWO, Flip hits a jumping knee! Flip keeps going, Falcon Arrow! Cover, TWO!! Flip is so close but still so far from the biggest win of his life. Fans duel as Flip and Lethal stand. Flip chops then runs, to springboard, but into a torture rack! Lethal wrenches that rack, then hits the inverted rolling senton. Lanny says Lethal should go up. He gives him that shoulder slap, and Machismo is back! Lethal scoop slams and climbs up top! Lethal aims, Hail to the King!

But not just once, he’s going up top again for… a second! But twice isn’t enough, the fans want a third, so Machismo gives us a THIRD Hail to the King! Cover, TWO!? Flip Hulks up!! He has the spirit of a warrior! Lethal keeps hitting Flip, but Flip gives him the Finger Poke of Doom! Flip fires off forearms and haymakers. He whips Lethal to a boot! Fans let Flip hear it, brother, but he has to handspring out of the clothesline. Flip PELE to Spring-blade! He isn’t done here, as he heads up top again. Flip aims and leaps, but Lethal gets under. Flip fireman carry, Samoan Pop to running shooting star! But not just that, corkscrew moonsault, the Cancun Tornado! Cover, TWO!!

Fans are electric for this! Flip hoists Lethal up top again, gives him a chop, then a SUPER– No! Lethal blocks the Steiner, but Flip gives him heel hammers. Flip jumps up, SUPER Cutter! Then LETHAL INJECTION!! Cover, Lethal wins!!

Winner: Jay Lethal, by pinfall; still ROH World Champion

The Franchise, Black Machismo, it doesn’t matter which side of Lethal it is, he is all champion. Flip was so close to a win, but he did win Lethal’s respect. They shake hands to keep the Code of Honor, and then Flip brings Lethal in for a hug. What will it take for Flip to finally get himself some gold?

But here comes Bully Ray! He bulldozes them both! The ECW Legend turned evil scourge of wrestling lashes Flip with the chain. But Lanny comes in to defend the young star’s honor. Bully just kicks him in the balls. Bully isn’t done there, either, as he looks for something under the ring. Even after that street fight, there’s still a table. Bully puts that in the ring, and then sets it up with an evil grin. Wait, here comes Colt Cabana! Chicago’s own SPEARS Bully and throws right hands! Cabana, Flip and Lethal regroup to take care of Bully. Lethal and Flip lift Cabana, “OOAH!” for a powerbomb through the table! Bully gets what he deserves, will he finally stop being a bully?

 

Kenny Omega VS Pentagon Jr!

The Best Bout Machine finally meets the man with Zero Fear in a singles match! Whatever name the Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling star goes by, he is one of the best in the world already. Can he prove to the world he belongs when he takes on another of the best in the world today?

Fans are already thunderous for this meeting of wrestling titans. The bell rings and this dream match becomes reality. Omega and Pentagon slowly circle as the Terminator Drums start already. Pentagon hushes the crowd, to declare “CERO! MIEDO!” Omega dismisses that, but Pentagon carefully takes off that glove. He tosses it to the ref, but Omega slaps Pentagon! Pentagon kicks then headlocks. Omega powers up and things speed up, Pentagon kicks Omega out of the roll! Pentagon pursues Omega on the outside with a kick to the leg. Pentagon throws forearms in a corner, then whips Omega. Omega reverses but Pentagon goes up and over for a backstabber! Omega rolls out and Pentagon builds speed, but fakes Omega out for “CERO! MIEDO!”

Omega returns but gets kicked out. Pentagon runs again, but into Omega’s huricanrana! Omega gets those Terminator Drums going again while Pentagon rolls out. Omega builds speed, but Pentagon returns, to slingblade! Pentagon builds speed to FLY onto Omega! Fans fire up with Pentagon as he kicks Omega in the leg. Pentagon drags Omega up and chops him against railings. He kicks Omega again, but Omega hits back. They brawl, then have a chop fight. Pentagon whips Omega right into railing! Omega stands and boots Pentagon away. Omega runs but into Pentagon’s powerslam! The referee checks on Omega but he’s okay. Pentagon gets up and gets the fans chanting “Cero Miedo!” between Terminator Drums. He puts Omega back in the ring, then against the ropes, for a sharp chop.

Omega sits on the rope, stinging from that, but comes back to chop away on Pentagon. Pentagon kicks back and Omega falls to his knees! Omega hobbles to a corner but Pentagon is on him with a corner to corner whip. Pentagon gives a clothesline, then whips Omega again. Omega reverses to a fireman’s carry, “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, but the moonsault gets knees! Pentagon whips but Omega dodges, running DDT! Pentagon rolls out but Omega has him in his sights. Omega hears the drums and slingshots for a springboard crossbody! Direct hit! Omega drags Pentagon back up and in, then climbs up, for the missile dropkick! He keeps going, fisherman for Aoi Shoudou! Cover, TWO! Pentagon even says “No!”, because he won’t die.

Omega keeps on Pentagon as he loads up and “BANG!” Omega runs, but Pentagon SUPERKICKS! Pentagon runs, but Omega waistlocks. Standing switch to German Suplex but Omega lands on his feet for the roaring elbow! Omega full nelsons for a Snap Dragon Suplex! He lifts with the electric chair, but Pentagon fights out to a Backstabber! Cover, TWO! Pentagon sits up and fans rally up for him. He stomps Omega and climbs up to the top, but Omega dodges the stomps. Omega clobbers Pentagon with a lariat, then fireman’s carry to a Death Valley! Cover, TWO! Omega grows a bit frustrated now, but he still has plenty in his arsenal. Pentagon gets to a corner, Omega loads up and… V-Trigger!

Then Omega puts Pentagon up top, moves fast, but Pentagon holds on. Omega clubs away to loosen Pentagon up, but Pentagon slips under to tuck Omega in, SUPERKICK! Pentagon is up quick, for the Tree of Woe stomps! Cover, TWO! Pentagon drags Omega up for the package, but Omega slips out to a back slide. Pentagon is up, V-Trigger!! But “CERO! MIEDO!” So Omega gives him another V-Trigger! Pentagon somehow stays conscious as he again declares, “CERO! MIEDO!” Omega gives him a Wily Bomb! V-Trigger! Cover, TWO!! And a ropebreak just in case! Omega drags Pentagon away, electric chair lifts, but Pentagon spins out to kick low. Package lift but Omega slips out. Pentagon pump handles TO the package driver! Cover, TWO!!

Fans are again electric as these two are still not through! Pentagon follows Omega to the apron. Omega revives to chop Pentagon. He gives a forearm, then a boot, but Pentagon dares him to hit more! Omega boots him again but Pentagon keeps egging Omega on. Omega obliges, but Pentagon blocks to counter. That kick was dangerously low, and then Fear Factor ON THE APRON!! Fans lose their minds all over again as the referee has to check on Omega. Omega is somehow still okay, and Pentagon puts Omega back in. Pentagon climbs but Omega holds the ref, he still gets double stomps! Cover, TWO?! The cover may have been lazy, but Omega still had to endure.

Pentagon drags Omega up but Omega slips out to STEAL Fear Factor!! Cover, TWO?!? Omega doesn’t stop, V-TRIGGER! And then, electric chair, but Pentagon fights it off again! No, not the Dark Armbar! YES, THE DARK ARMBAR!! Omega writhes in pain, but Pentagon gives him another Fear Factor! Cover, TWO!??! Fans reach a fever pitch and give a standing ovation as they chant “ALL IN! ALL IN!” Omega and Pentagon crawl towards each other. Pentagon insists, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Omega blocks the kick! Pentagon kicks from the other side, then runs, but into a V-Trigger! Omega hits the Poison-Rana, covers, TWO! Omega keeps going, V-Trigger again, into the electric chair… ONE-WINGED ANGEL HITS!! Cover, Omega wins!!

Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall

The Wrestling Angel and the Wrestling Demon battled their hearts out, but the Best Bout Machine of NJPW takes the victory. Pentagon still took that arm, but wait, now the lights go out again. Is this a real life botch? But when they come back on… Pentagon doesn’t look like Pentagon as he attacks Omega in a corner! This supposed Pentagon runs Omega over, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Fans know who this is now, it’s CHRIS JERICHO!!! All In is Jericho! He gives Omega another code breaker! Y2J, the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion, has history with the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Jericho takes the mic and says, “Kenny Omega. I’ll see you on the Jericho Cruise.” The Rock ‘n’ Rager at Sea looks to be where these two will settle their grudge, who will come back to dry land the victor?

 

Kazuchika Okada VS Marty Scurll!

The Rainmaker has been teasing the Villain with the Cruiserweight Division being his only place to go after this match. However, The Villain shows some opioniated finger-pokers backstage what he thinks of their critique. Can Scurll cause a spot of bother in Chicago to show Okada what a Junior Heavyweight can do?

The bell rings and once again, fans are immediately electric. Scurll and Okada slowly circle while the fans duel. Okada and Scurll stand face to face, then circle. They tie up and Okada puts Scurll against the ropes. Okada fakes his chop, but pats Scurll’s shoulders. Scurll grimaces as he and Okada circle. Okada puts Scurll on the ropes but Scurll turns it around. Scurll copies the fake chop, to flex those “heavyweight” muscles! Okada swings but Scurll gets a waistlock. Okada standing switch but Scurll switches back to a hammerlock. Scurll has Okada on the mat, then covers, TWO.

Okada gets up to a wristlock, but Scurll spins and rolls to another wristlock then hammerlock then headlock. Okada powers out and they collide with shoulders. Neither man moves, and fans fire up as Okada shows off the pecs. Scurll runs and collides, but he takes some damage for it. Scurll dares Okada to run now, so Okada does, and he runs Scurll over. Okada shows off his muscles, then scoops. Scurll slips out and kicks low, to then try and suplex. Okada blocks, and Scurll’s back bothers him. Okada kicks low then whips. Scurll reverses to send Okada into buckles, then he fires off chops and EuroUppers. The referee reprimands Scurll for scratching Okada, so Scurll just flexes. Okada gives Scurll forearms, then back elbows. He whips Scurll hard, then runs in, but Scurll dodges.

Scurll kicks low, suplexes, but he can’t get Okada up. Okada suplexes and gets Scurll up for the slam! Okada drags Scurll up for a snapmare, then runs but into an elbow. Scurll EuroUppers, then SUPERKICKS from the apron! Scurll runs to DIVE! Okada hits the railings from that “Low-pe” and fans “Woop Woop!” for Scurll. Scurll embraces it as he drags Okada up for chops. He chops Okada more as they go around the corner. Scurll chops Okada against the timekeeper’s table, then puts Okada in the ring. Scurll takes his time as he drags Okada up and around. He wrenches the arm to bring Okada back down, then hammerlock stomps! Scurll runs, but into the flapjack! Okada catches his breath while checking his arm. Okada drags Scurll up and around for the neckbreaker. Cover, TWO, but Okada keeps his cool.

Okada throws Scurll out and rocks him with EuroUppers. Then he tops it off with a DDT! Okada leaves Scurll behind and the referee starts a count. Scurll sits up at 5, but Okada goes out to fetch him. Okada slingshots for the senton, then watches Scurll stand. Scurll chops, but it doesn’t make Okada flinch. Scurll chops again, but Okada dares him to chop more. So Scurll does, only to get rocked by a right! Okada sits Scurll up for a straitjacket stretch. Scurll endures as fans rally up for him. Scurll feeds off the energy as he stands up. He pries his way out of the hold, and he turns it around, but Okada powers it back. They struggle against each other, and Scurll gets the turn going his way! Fans fire up for him more, and he gets the hold onto Okada! Then backstabber!

Both men are down, but fans build up to another rally. Scurll drags himself up while Okada stands. Okada runs in but into a back elbow. Fans duel again as Scurll runs, but into Okada’s boot. Okada runs, but into the 52 Fake Out! Scurll has Okada down as he pumps the fans up again. Scurll whips but Okada reverses. Okada runs but Scurll dodges to swing kick and tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Scurll keeps his cool as he thinks of what to do. The chant is now “Let’s go, Marty, Let’s go!” Marty double underhooks but Okada reverses. They reverse whips and Okada hits the back elbow. Okada runs for another back elbow, then DDTs Scurll again. Cover, TWO! Okada wants Scurll to stand, and then hoists Scurll up. Scurll sunset flips, TWO, but Okada kicks him.

Scurll gets the back elbow, fakes Okada but only a little. Okada boots but Scurll clotheslines! Scurll runs but into Okada’s uppercut, but Scurll gets the brainbuster outta nowhere! Scurll gets up and works on an idea. He drags Okada up, but Okada blocks the driver. Scurll’s back also bothers him, so he walks it off. Fans fire up and it gives Scurll the will. But Okada gets him in the reverse neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Okada rolls out while Scurll is down and fans build up again. Okada climbs, but slowly. Scurll gets up to rock him with an uppercut! Scurll climbs up but they brawl it out. Okada forearms Scurll and Scurll teeters. Scurll forearms and Okada teeters. Scurll tries again but Okada continues to fight back. Okada hits Scurll but Scurll refuses to fall! Scurll ear claps, then SUPERPLEX!

Okada is down but Scurll can’t make the cover before Okada rolls over. Scurll slaps then forearms, but Okada uppercuts. Scurll shoves, Okada rolls him but Scurll sits on it! TWO and Okada has it, TWO. Scurll has a cover, TWO and Okada, TWO. Scurll again, TWO! Super close, but Scurll POWERBOMBS OKADA! High stack, TWO!! Fans fire up again as Scurll wonders what he has to do to finish this. He drags Okada up with the double underhook but Okada powers him to a corner. Okada hoists Scurll up but Scurll kicks him away. Okada denies the tornado to John Woo dropkick Scurll back! Now Okada climbs, for the missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Scurll survives and Okada is shocked.

Okada drags Scurll up, but Scurll blocks the gut wrench. Okada clubs Scurll and gut wrenches, but Scurll spins to DDT! Scurll scoops, but Okada reverses, TOMBSTONE! And he calls for it! Okada drags Scurll up with the waistlock. He taunts, “2, 0, 5!” But Scurll takes the fingers, and SNAPS them! Fans say Okada messed up, but then Okada dropkicks Scurll! Okada swings Scurll, but Scurll dodges Rainmaker, for CHICKEN WING!! Scurll doesn’t have it fully locked, and Okada rolls over to his stomach. Okada stands while Scurll holds on, for a backpack drop! Okada is free, but Scurll rises to Chicken Wing again! Scurll is still close, but Okada is already turning purple as it is! Okada sits up again, rolls back to a cover, TWO!

Scurll walks into the scoop but slips out. He shoves Okada into the ref! Scurll gets his umbrella, but Okada ducks it. Scurll opens the umbrella to deny Rainmaker, then STEALS Rainmaker!! Cover, TWO!? Okada survives the cheat AND his move! But fans are loving this either way with another standing ovation. Scurll spins and “CHICKEN WING!” But Okada reverses to HIS Rainmaker!! Fans know “This is Awesome” as Okada stands again. Scurll dares him to hit, and Okada hits him with a forearm. Scurll stands back up, wanting more. Okada obliges, but Scurll won’t back down. Scurll wants more, so Okada gives more. Scurll once again stands. Okada grins, but Scurll spits AND slaps him! Okada grabs Scurll around the throat, but Scurll gets those fingers. But Okada breaks free to discus lariat, then RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall

The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion outlasts the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. The Villain did all he could, but not even he could stop the Rainmaker. Will Scurll find a way to improve and prove he can hang with the big boys?

 

Six Man Tag: Kota Ibushi & The Young Bucks VS Rey Mysterio, Fenix & Bandido!

The Golden Elite take on the King of 619, the NEW AAA Mega Champion, and one if not the fastest rising star in lucha libre to close out this amazing and historic event. Which side of this international instant classic will take the first ever All In main event victory?

Bandido and Matt Jackson start. Bandido shoves, so Matt shoves. It becomes a brawl real quick, then things speed up. Matt dodges Bandido to headlock, but Bandido headlocks. Matt powers out but Bandido back elbows. He flies then handsprings under the clothesline to headstand. Things speed up againas Bandido FLIES onto Matt! He puts Matt in, then whips Matt. Matt slides while Nick tags, and the Bucks work together to hip toss and dropkick Bandido down. Bandido tags out to Fenix who FLIES in on both Bucks! The Bucks try to work together but Fenix rallies! Fenix acrobatically arm-drags Nick, then roundhouses. Nick ducks to roundhouse Fenix, but he runs into Fenix’s rolling cutter! Cover, TWO! Fans love this fast and furious action as Fenix shouts “ANIMO!”

Nick kicks Fenix away and tags in Kota. But Fenix tags in Mysterio! Fans are ready for the Golden Star VS Lucha Wolverine right now. Mysterio runs, things speed up, and Mysterio headscissors Kota. Things keeping going, Ibushi catches Mysterio and he bucks out of the waistlock. Mysterio dodges the buzzsaw and moonsault, and fans fire up again. Ibushi and Mysterio tie up, Mysterio snapmares out of the hammerlock. Mysterio kicks Ibushi but Ibushi KICKS Mysterio. Ibushi drags Mysterio over and Matt tags in. Matt clubs and whips Mysterio, but Mysterio boots back. Mysterio rolls and hits the DDT! Tag to Fenix who SUPERKICKS Matt! Fenix whips but Matt ducks to waistlock. Matt kicks, runs, wheelbarrow to facebuster!

Fans rally as hot tags go to Ibsuhi and Bandido. Ibushi gives the strike fest but Bandido gives his. Bandido’s shining star misses, but Ibushi’s kick hits. Ibushi moonsault knees, cover, TWO! Bandido resists the German and Fenix just misses. Ibushi PELES them both! Tag to Nick Jackson and he fires off kick after kick. Shining wizard for Fenix, then clothesline bulldog combo for both! Fans fire up again as Nick MOONSAULTS, then Ibushi MOONSAULTS! But Mysterio joins in, he springboard huricanranas, to slingshot springboard ASAI! He bowls everyone down, but Fenix wants his. Fenix corkscrews onto the Golden Elite! Bandido takes a turn with a TOP ROPE corkscrew! Everyone is down from this wrestling demolition derby, but they pair off in different areas.

Mysterio stalks Ibushi while Nick leads Bandido to the stage. Matt appears on stage, to FLY!! Matt cannonballs and bowls Bandido and Fenix over! Fans chant “The! Elite! The the Elite!” Matt & Nick have Bandido, buckle bomb kick! Ibushi tags, and Bandido is set up for the powerbomb German Suplex! Cover, TWO! Bandido survives but Ibushi tags Matt in. The GOlden Elite whip but he holds ropes, to come back with a TRIPLE Huricanrana! Tag to Mysterio! Seated senton for Matt. Nick sunset flips but Mysterio rolls through to kick. Matt has the wheelbarrow hold but Mysterio sends him into Nick. Matt’s on the ropes, 619 BLOCKED! Tombstone scoop, and Ibushi wants to join in. But Fenix stops that with a tightrope penalty kick!

Bandido SUPERKICKS Matt, then alley-oop huricanrana takes out Nick! Mysterio and Fenix work together, headsicssor to SUPERKICK to THE 619, to the rolling Destroyer!! Bandido finishes it off with a Poison-Rana! Then the double DIVE onto Ibushi & Nick! Mysterio frog splashes! TWO!? Matt survives thanks to Dad Strength, but the tribute to Eddy is appreciated. Mysterio coordinates his team as they hoist Matt up top. Fenix has Matt with Mysterio but they’re both sent down. Bandido swing kicks Matt, then climbs up. SUPER BLOCKBUSTER SLAM! Cover, but Nick breaks it up!

Nick kicks but Bandido counters and rolls off his back, to handspring headstand, but Nick SUPERKICK! Mysterio gets SUPERKICKS! Fenix gets SUPERKICKS! Ibushi returns and Matt hits rolling senton, Ibushi splash, Ibushi moonsault, Nick 450! The Golden Bang for Your buck! Cover, Mysterio breaks! But Bandido still gets the Meltzer Driver! Cover, The Golden Elite win!!

Winners: The Golden Elite, Matt Jackson pinning

What a wild way to end this world-changing event! Alongside Ibushi, The Bucks take the win at the event they put together. Is this only just the beginning of something truly amazing?

 


 

My Thoughts:

What is there to say? The only faults were the technical difficulties and those were in the preshow, which Cody & The Bucks play off perfectly.  This was practically perfect. SCU VS Briscoes was just the opener for the Zero Hour preshow, and that thing tore it up! Great to see SCU get the win here, but I’m wondering if this means anything towards The Addiction VS The Briscoes for the ROH World Tag Team Championships. At the same time, Daniels VS Amell was solid, and Amell earns lots of respect for that table spot. Arrow is a great show, but if CW ever brings it to an end, I think we have a place for Amell to belong.

Then that was the most chaotic battle royal ever, with so many stars from all over, and that amazing twist was so great. I had the weirdest feeling Flip Gordon would be in disguise, and he was! Flip wins and then he has an AMAZING match with a partially Black Machismo Jay Lethal. But given how ROH is planning a big episode with the Ironman ROH WHC match, Lethal VS Gresham, Lethal had to go over. Flip is still not there yet, but if he isn’t at least ROH World TV Champion within the next six months, that’s a damn shame. Also give me more Jordynne Grace. She’s the current Women Superstars Uncensored Spirit Champion, but she deserves to be a star in many more promotions.

MJF VS Cross was a surprise, I don’t remember that being announced. Cross is also Son of Havoc on Lucha Underground, so between that and this, Cross is practically the best wrestler most people don’t know. The Women’s Fatal 4 was great, and really raises the bar for many American promotions that have women’s wrestling. I have not seen ROH give us Sumie Sakai VS Madison Rayne for the WOH Championship, but Tenille Dashwood was on commentary saying she gets her own shot soon. I had a feeling Sumie was going to retain but this definitely leads to that conclusion. Tessa wins, which works because she was really strong in this match, quite literally. This Fatal 4 could’ve been a title match in itself, so that means it will take something truly incredible to defeat her when the title is on the line.

I was surprised to see the NWA WHC match where it was, I really thought this was going to be in a triple header with Omega-Pentagon and the Golden Elite, but being earlier didn’t hurt. There was a lot of story going into this match, and it all works towards the surprise of Cody winning. Brandi and that elbow drop spot was also surprising, and clearly the reason Cody was under the announce desk for so long was because he had to blade a bit. Cody winning this belt, on top of him wanting the IWGP US Championship, I would just love if he was suddenly a cross-promotion dual champion. Hangman VS Janela was great for its action and for integrating BTE. Joey Ryan “returning from the dead” with dick-ciples was so stupid yet perfect for his Undertaker parody. I’d love an extended Hangman VS Ryan program in ROH.

Omega VS Pentagon was so great, and I really thought this could’ve worked as a main event. Omega and Pentagon go the distance and were so great at escaping and stealing finishers, it could’ve been for any title and it was perfect. Jericho showing up was another great surprise, and I love that it’s revisiting their Alpha Club story. There’s the cruise as Jericho mentioned, but I would love if this somehow leads into title for title, IWGP Heavyweight VS Intercontinental Champion. Okada VS Scurll was also great, and I love that Okada used his 205 taunt. I suppose Okada had to win because of his own story of coming back up, but it would’ve been so great if Scurll won to throw the taunts back at Okada.

Then that Six Man Tag was so fast I wouldn’t be surprised if I missed a move or two. Mysterio, Fenix and Bandido worked so well together, but so did Ibushi & The Bucks. It makes sense that The Golden Elite wins because this was pretty much Bullet Club Presents: Amazing Wrestling, but it also works that it had to happen quick. The only flaw here was running out of air-time to show the great celebration for everyone and the entire crowd. But that makes those moments something special just for the Chicago crowd that they’ll surely remember forever.

My Score: 9.8/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (10/3/22)

An extreme go-home!

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WWE Raw 2022

Raw gets ready for Extreme Rules!

With Extreme Rules this Saturday, Bianca Belair and Bayley sign the contract for their Raw Women’s Championship Ladder match! But will The EST keep DMG CTRL under control?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day; The Judgement Day wins.
  • Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali; Lashley wins.
  • Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control; Dakota wins.
  • Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory; Otis wins.
  • Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory; Braun wins.
  • Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline; Solo wins.
  • Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control; Iyo wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day!

The King of Lucha has so far failed to reach his son, Dominik. And the Phenomenal One has so far refused to give in despite his former friend, Finn Balor, reaching out to him. With an I Quit match between Finn and Edge this Saturday at Extreme Rules, will the Prince and the Punisher make Rey give up on Dom and Styles give up on his pride? Or will Rey & Styles get their pound of flesh before the Rated R Superstar gets his?

Before the match, the Judgement Day get mics as fans in St. Paul boo. Finn says, “Eleven years ago, Edge was medically forced to quit.” Rhea adds a sarcastic, “Aww.” Finn says against all the odds, Edge fought back with strength and determination, and he overcame and returned to doing what he loves most, and that is performing in the ring for all the fans. Priest says, “Let’s hear it for Edge, huh?” Finn says, “But as with most things in life, you can only outrun fate for so long. Judgement catches up to all of us. And at Extreme Rules, I am gonna act as the cruel hand of fate that reminds Edge he doesn’t belong anywhere near a ring that I’m standing in!”

Rhea laughs but fans boo. Finn says he’s doing Edge a favor cuz he’s a nice guy. Finn will beat Edge so bad that he’ll be down and out and he’ll be forced to utter the words, “I QUIT!” Priest tells Finn that he has to say, Priest is so excited to witness firsthand a beating so bad that Edge does have to say “I Quit.” And let that serve as notice to anyone that wants to step to The Judgement Day! They will always rise. And that goes especially for their opponents tonight, AJ Styles & Rey Mysterio. Fans chant, “Who’s Your Daddy?” at Dom but Rhea whispers something to him. Dom says, “I’ll tell you exactly who my daddy is, and it’s not Rey Mysterio.”

Dom tells “Jefe, I hate you. I hate you so much. You lied to me my entire life. And I have a new family now, thanks to the Judgement Day.” Finn says speaking of family, his old friend, AJ Styles! Styles, Finn could’ve ended you last night- No, not last night! Last week! He’s so mad at Styles he’s messing up! But Finn could’ve ended Styles but he chose not to. And do you know why? Because Styles is Finn’s friend. The offer is still extended. But trust Finn, he’s not a bad guy, so don’t make him do bad things! Or else the Judgement Day will start by opening up- Wait! Here comes Styles! The Phenomenal One and the King of Lucha make their entrances, and this battle begins!

Rey and Styles don’t wait for a bell, they brawl with Priest and Finn already! Styles whips Finn but Dom and Rhea get Finn outta there. Only for Rey to RANA him! Styles clotheslines Priest out of the ring to the SLINGSHOT FOREARM! Fans fire up as #REYJ stand tall already. Finn is seething as he glares at Rey but Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and the match is officially underway as Finn whips Rey to a corner. Finn snarls, runs in but into an elbow! Rey runs and RANAS Finn again! Rey then runs at the corner but is put on the apron. Rey GAMANGIRIS back, goes up top and SEATED SENTONS! Rey keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges and then tilt-o-whirl RANAS! Finn staggers to the corner and Priest tags in. Rey dares Priest to bring it, then goes after Priest at the ropes! Priest shoves Rey away, Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges but Priest avoids the crossbody! Rey flops, stands up, and Priest BOOTS him down! Cover, TWO! Rhea coaches Priest and he whips Rey into the corner.

Priest runs to back elbow! Tag to Finn, they mug Rey, and Finn snap suplexes Rey for Uno Amigo! And then another for Dos Amigos! Fans boo as Finn gives us Latino Heat, and he finishes THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO! Finn is annoyed but fans rally up as Rey stays in this. Finn drags Rey up, puts him against ropes, but Rey holds ropes to block the whip. Finn gets Rey loose to whip and slide him out of the ring! Rey hits the floor and Rhea is there to taunt him. The ref starts a ring count but Priest drags Rey up to scoop him. Priest fakes a Snake Eyes on the desk to SNAKE EYES off the apron!

Fans boo but Priest tags Finn back in. Finn waits on Rey as he crawls in. Finn stomps away at the ropes, then lets off as the ref counts. Rey crawls but Finn drags him up to snapmare and chinlock. Finn grinds Rey, leans on the hold, and fans rally up. Rey fights, throws elbows, and JAWBREAKERS free! Rey reaches out but Finn keeps him from Styles! Finn knees low, whips Rey to ropes, but Rey wheelbarrows and BULLDOGS! Fans fire up but Rhea freaks out as both men are down! Finn and Rey crawl, hot tags to Priest and Styles Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Then the SLIDING FOREARM! Priest flounders but fans fire up!

Styles clotheslines in the corner, fireman’s carries Priest, but he drops Priest as Finn gets in. Styles DECKS Finn, goes back to CHOP Priest, then he PELES Priest! Styles reels Priest in, but Priest shoves Styles and Finn holds the ropes open! Styles tumbles to the floor and the Judgement Day is back in control as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Finn tags Priest. Finn scoops Styles, BACKBREAKER LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Rhea is frustrated but the count was fair. Priest clamps on a leg crucifix full nelson! Styles endures, pushes to a cover, TWO! Styles hooks Priest’s leg and rolls him, but Priest rolls through to DECK Styles! Priest stands Styles up, springboards, but into an ATOMIC DROP! And then Styles PELES again! Fans fire up and both men crawl again, but Rhea is lurking! Finn distracts and Rhea trips Rey off the apron! Fans boo but Priest drags Styles away to then LARIAT! Tag to Finn, he and Priest whip Styles, but Styles blocks a kick!

Styles sends Priest’s kick into Finn’s stomach, and then reels them both in for a DOUBLE DDT! Fans fire up as Styles, Finn and Priest are all down, but Rhea eggs Rey on. Then Dom stands in the way and eggs Rey on! Dom kneels and dares Rey to hit him! Rey says this is not the time. But then Rhea CLOBBERS Rey while the ref is checking Priest! Rhea dusts herself off and Styles sees what happened. But then Finn SHOTGUNS Styles down! Finn goes up top, COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgement Day wins!

Winners: The Judgement Day, by pinfall

Rey can’t keep focus with Dom in his head, and that costs the team! Styles is upset and Rey apologizes, but then Styles shoves Rey down! Dom may be in Rey’s head, but is Finn getting in Styles’? Wait, then Finn CLOBBERS Styles! He, Priest, Dom and Rhea all stomp away on Styles, and Finn keeps saying, “I’m your friend! I’m your only friend! Why don’t you listen to me?!” Fans boo but Finn drags Styles up, to feed him to Priest’s SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM!! If this is how Finn treats a longtime friend, just how far will he go to end an enemy?

 

Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley.

Kevin Patrick finds The All Mighty as he’s making his way into the arena, and congratulates him on his three month reign. A dominant US Championship reign, but what’s next? Has it been three months already? Well, Lashley’s legacy is solidified but he will not become complacent. He said it once and he’ll say it again: It isn’t the title that makes the man, it is the man that makes the title. So three days, three months, three years, his mentality won’t change. Lashley knew what it takes to get here. He’s been pushed by the industry’s best and he’s beaten them all. McIntyre, Reigns, Lesnar, and Rollins.

So what’s next? Lashley wants someone who had the same hustle and desire that he had to get here. Someone with that mentality is what Lashley is after. Well, then, Mustafa Ali has plenty of desire. But for some reason, he’s still at the back of the line, waiting to be called. But he is done waiting. Ali is done! He is stepping up to the front of the line, and he wants an opportunity now. Right now! Okay, Lashley sees the hustle, the grind. Just keep it up and Lashley will make sure Ali gets that opportunity. NO! Ali isn’t asking! He’s demanding an opportunity! Lashley says people are getting too comfortable disrespecting him. If Ali wants his opportunity, he’s got it!

Will the Beacon regret getting the All Mighty’s attention? Or is he going to make the most of this opportunity he made for himself?

 

Sami Zayn and Jimmy Uso are backstage!

And they’re cracking up about something. Something about the couch and the chair being on fire but Sami didn’t see it so he was still dancing. Solo Sikoa is there and doesn’t seem quite as amused as Jimmy by this story. Sami’s friend runs in with a fire extinguisher, asks where his dog went, and Sami says, “I’m right here.” HA! Jimmy wishes he was there, that sounded like a good time. But then Jey storms in and Jimmy clams up. Sami says hey, Jey. What’s so funny? Sami says it’s not that important. Right, y’all’re here having a good time when they’re supposed to be handling business! Jimmy says relax, they’re just joking.

Sami says no, Jey is right. This is business. The Bloodline has to let everyone know that next week, the Tribal Chief is coming as part of the Raw season premiere. Right! Sami says the Honorary Uce can lead by example. Let’s put some fools on notice! YEET! Let’s go! Oh hey, look here. Sami addresses the Street Profits and lets them and all of Raw know. Next week, the Bloodline will be here with the Tribal Chief, so prepare to acknowledge him. Montez Ford tells Angelo Dawkins, “Look who it is! It’s the Honorary Uce! The hype man of the century, Sami Zayn! Along with the Bloodline, walking around Monday Night Raw like they own the arena.”

You don’t own anything, Sami! In fact, there’s only two things the Bloodline needs to acknowledge, and that’s DEEZ- No, whoa, hold on. Don’t do ’em like that, fam. Jimmy says no, finish it. Deez what? Say something disrespectful and get two matching boots, Tez. He of course means the bad leg the Profits gave Ford the last time they faced off. Dawkins says Jey’s got a lot of bass in his voice. How about Dawks breaks off a boot in Jey’s ass? Solo has everyone step back. The Street Champion dares Dawkins to try that on him. Then say less, fam, Dawks will see you out there!

Sami says that’s good, see you out there, fam. The Bloodline’s Enforcer is ready, will he tear into Dawkins like he did Ricochet and Moss last Friday?

 

Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali!

The Rocky Mountain Machine has reigned for three months, and looks to keep going and going and going. But he won’t stand for those thinking he’s some big pushover. Will he turn out the lights on The Beacon? Or will Ali catch Bobby off guard here tonight?

The bell rings and Ali rushes to dropkick, but Lashley dodges! Ali crashes, Lashley fires off on him, then OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes him! Lashley aims and runs in to RAM Ali into a corner! And again and again! Then he turns Ali for a NECKBREAKER! Lashley then drags Ali up to suplex and hold him! Fans fire up for the SLAM! Ali grits his teeth but Lashley aims again. Lashley runs corner to corner but into a KNEE! Ali aims to CHOP! And ROCK! And whip, but Lashley blocks! Lashley whips but Ali goes up, only to get caught! Ali slips off and ducks to then SUPERKICK! Lashley wobbles, Ali goes up and up and leaps, FLYING DDT!

Lashley bails out and fans fire up as Ali builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit, Lashley hits desk, but stays up. Ali brings Lashley back but Lashley blocks to toss Ali in first. Ali KICKS Lashley back out! But Lashley drags Ali out to join him and LARIAT! Ali gets turned inside out and fans fire up as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Lashley drags Ali back up. Lashley elbows him in the corner over and over, then whips him corner to corner hard! Ali bounces off the buckles and hits the mat, and Lashley looms over him. Lashley drags Ali up to put him in a corner for more elbows. Lashley CLUBS Ali, whips him corner to corner again, and Ali bounces off buckles into the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Ali survives but Lashley keeps focus. Ali says, “I’m not staying down.” Lashley drags Ali up and bumps him off buckles. Lashley puts Ali up top, climbs up after him, and then brings Ali up. Ali fires off body shots and forearms and headbutts! Lashley falls!

Ali aims, and he 450 SPLASHES Lashley’s ARM!! Lashley writhes, Ali drags him up and CLUBS the bad arm! But Lashley shoves him away with the good arm. Ali SHOTGUNS Lashley into a corner, fires off on the bad arum, and runs, into a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!? Ali survives and shocks Lashley on that one. Lashley drag Ali up and gut wrenches him for the CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO?!? Lashley is growing frustrated with Ali, but Ali crawls and drags himself up. Lashley tells Ali to stay down, “You don’t want this.” Ali SLAPS Lashley! Lashley’s pissed now! Lashley TOSSES Ali out!

Lashley goes out, drags Ali up, and fireman’s carries to POST him! Ali flies away but Lashley refreshes the count. Lashley hauls him up again, and POSTS Ali again! Lashley refreshes the count again, hauls Ali up for a third time, and TOSSES him into the timekeeper’s area! Lashley goes into the ring to let the count handle Ali. Ali crawls, the count is 5 of 10, but Ali flounders. We’re at 8, then 9, but Ali is in at 9.999!! Lashley is more confused than anything! What is Ali thinking? Lashley aims from the corner, runs in, and SPEARS Ali!! But that’s not all! Lashley is going to teach Ali a lesson with the HURT LOCK!! Ali refuses to give up, but he fades out! Lashley wins!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission

Lashley has a mighty body, but Ali shows he has a mighty heart. Ali still lost, but did he at least win Lashley’s respect? Lashley goes back to Ali as he sputters around. Lashley drags Ali up, but SETH ROLLINS attacks! And CURB STOMPS Lashley!! The Visionary laughs as he drags Lashley up and CURB STOMPS him onto the belt!! The Visionary gets revenge for not becoming WWE United States Champion. And then just because he can, CURB STOMP for Ali to the floor! Rollins is going to hang around because he has a face-to-face with Matt Riddle, but there is a No Physicality Agreement in effect. Will the Visionary and the Bro stick to that agreement?

 

Raw returns with Rollins in the ring.

Last week, after Raw went off the air, Rollins instigated another brawl with Matt Riddle, which is why there’s the No Physicality Agreement, and why Daniel Cormier will be the Fight Pit’s special guest referee! But Rollins is all smiles as he says, “Well now that we have cleared Bobby Trashley from the ring, HAHAHAHA, we can get on with this evening’s festivities. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Rollins! And I am your host for this evening. I am a visionary. I am a revolutionary. I am Seth…” “FREAKIN’ ROLLINS!” “And this Saturday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I go one on one with the Original Bro… Matt Riddle.”

It’ll be in a match that is soon to become synonymous with Rollins. “Ladies and gentlemen, behold: The Fight Pit.” The narrator of this video package says, “As animosity reaches its peak and hatred goes beyond extreme, the endurance of one’s will is put to the test in one of the most barbaric structures in WWE History. No ring ropes, only steal. No doors, no pinfalls, no escape. The only way to win is by submission or knockout. A blank canvas built for torment, painted only by destruction and devastation. Where your only weapons are your skills and your ability to absorb pain. Toughness is showcased. Careers are altered. But in the end only one will have their hand raised in victory. But neither will ever be the same again.”

Rollins says, “Oooh~! The things I’m gonna do to Riddle inside the Fight Pit. I’m gonna show him what I just showed Bobby Lashley, what I showed Cody Rhodes, what the entire world already knows, and that is I am the most dangerous man in the history of this industry. But that’s Saturday, and we’re here in St. Paul tonight. And I’m scheduled to go face to face with Matt Riddle, so let’s not waste anymore time, Riddle! I know you’re back there scootering around, so why don’t you scoot you annoying face out here so it can piss me off in person.” Fans boo Rollins but “Bro…” Here comes Riddle!

Riddle has a mic to say, “Bro, bro, bro.” Rollins says there he is! No scooter? Aww. Well there’s the guy whose face Rollins will smash this Saturday. Come and pay your respects to the King of the Fight Pit! Riddle asks Rollins what he’s even talking about. Riddle needs to remind Rollins that he’s never BEEN in a Fight Pit before. Riddle has! Well Rollins reminds Riddle that tonight, there is the No Physicality Agreement. Fans boo and Rollins says he knows they want to see them fight, but if Riddle so much as lays a finger on Rollins, the match will be off. Riddle says don’t worry, he won’t put much stitches in that pretty little forehead.

Riddle is actually going to give Rollins an educational lesson on the Fight Pit. Because Riddle won’t just hurt Rollins, he won’t just beat Rollins, Riddle is gonna kill Rollins on Saturday. When Riddle beats Rollins’ lifeless body with elbows and fists and Daniel Cormier has to pull Riddle away and raise his hand in victory, the fans won’t be singing Rollins’ song, it’ll be “BRO~ OHHH~ OHHHHH~!” Riddle gets in Rollins’ face about it but Rollins laughs it off. Until the fans echo it! Rollins says Riddle has it twisted! Even though Riddle and Cormier come from the same place, Cormier isn’t on Riddle’s side. Cormier is a fan of Rollins!

But Rollins has to admit, “Bro,” Riddle has a nice signing voice. Does he sing his kids to sleep at night? “Oh… That’s right. You’re not allowed to see your kids anymore, are you?” Rollins laughs and dares Riddle to take a shot. Wait! He can’t! Because they have their big money match and Riddle needs all the cash he can get. Cuz let’s face it, child support can get expensive. Rollins laughs in Riddle’s face but Riddle tells him his breath is KICKING. But here’s a question for Rollins: When was the last time he held a title? Oh, right! Last time he even fought for one, it was against his boy, Roman, and he choked Rollins out.

Or remember when Rollins last main-evented Mania? Oh wait, he hasn’t. But his wife, Becky, sure has! And there’s a trend here. Seems Rollins comes up second to Roman, to Becky, and this Saturday, he’ll be second to Riddle! Fans fire up for that one but Rollins is fired up. They each dare the other to throw hands but Cormier pops in via the titantron! Cormier says enough. We’ve watched you two whine, argue and complain for months. Enough! This behavior has been insane, we’re all tired of it. The parking lot, the arena, all around the world! For all the people wondering, yes, this is Daniel Cormier. He is one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, he is THE Double Champ.

Matt, listen, bro. They go way back as UFC fighters. Rollins, Cormier has admired him from afar, ever since he won that first world title. But as the whole world is fed up, so is Cormier. Someone told them they’re in a Fight Pit, and Cormier’s down for that. He lives in the cage, he loves the cage. But there has to be a third man. Can’t be any ol’ ref, so WWE called ya boi, DC, and he will lay down the law to make sure only one of them makes it out of the pit and we put an end to this. That’s what Cormier plans to do. So no more yapping, go train hard and train smart, and we’ll see you both in Philly. Fans fire up for that, but Rollins flicks Riddle’s hat away. Who survives when it’s TIIIIIME?!

 

Candice LeRae comes across Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka.

They all say hey and wish Candice luck against Dakota Kai. Bianca wants Candice to make sure she shows Damage Control what the Poison Pixie is made of. Candice thanks Bianca and vows to do just that. She heads to gorilla, will she take control against DMG CTRL?

 

The Miz is on the phone with Maryse.

The Hollywood A-Lister tries to get his “beautiful, gorgeous, sexy wife” to hear him out. It is being handled. This B List horror film ends tonight. This lowlife has broken into their home, attacked Miz while wearing a hockey uniform, and cost both Miz and Ciampa the US Championship. Where even IS Ciampa?! But Miz is not leaving until he gets assurances that something is being done about “you know who.” Nothing, and Miz means nothing, will ruin his birthday next week. Maryse presents: The Miz’s Birthday Bash, Live in Brooklyn! And there will be no unwanted surprise appearances from “He Who Shall Not Be Named.”

But speaking of, Dexter Lumis is creeping in from the back door! Someone calls to Miz and he storms over, narrowly avoiding Lumis’ grasp! Miz tells the staffer to shoo, he’s on the phone with his wife. Miz gets gushy with Maryse about saying bye, but Lumis is still lurking. Will the Tortured Artist ruin things despite all of Miz’s preparations?

 

Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control!

Mrs. Wrestling, the Poison Pixie, came back with a strong win over the Almost SuperHero, and now she takes on one half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! Will Candice take Dakota for a Wild Ride? Or will #CobraKai be immune to sting Candice first?

The bell rings and Candice circles with Dakota. They tie up, Dakota gets around and she shoves Candice. Dakota taunts Candice then uses ropes as a defense. Candice backs off, but Dakota rushes in to waistlock. Candice switches, Dakota hooks a leg to trip her, and runs. Candice ducks the boot, rolls Dakota up, TWO! Dakota swings, into a backslide! TWO, and Candice arm-drags Dakota down! Candice has an armlock and she grinds Dakota. Dakota endures, fights up, but Candice arm-drags her again. Dakota is frustrated but Candice keeps on the arm. Bayley & Iyo coach Dakota and she fights up.

Dakota powers Candice into a corner, goes side to side, but Candice dodges the boot to bump Dakota off buckles! Candice snapmares and NECK SNAPS to then jackknife! TWO but Candice DROPKICKS Dakota down! Dakota goes to the apron, fans rally but Dakota avoids the shoulder. Candice avoids the boot to smack Dakota off the corner! Dakota falls to the floor and crawls to the ramp. Candice builds speed, but Dakota hurries out of the way. Candice frowns but she WRECKS Dakota with a dropkick! Bayley protests but Candice springboards to CROSSBODY! Direct hit and Dakota is down while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Dakota has Candice in a motorcycle stretch. Candice fights up and turns around to arm-drag Dakota away! Dakota staggers up, Candice RAMS into her, then elbows her! Dakota runs back in to BOOT Candice down! Cover, TWO! Dakota is frustrated but she slaps Candice around. She sits Candice up for Kawada Kicks! Fans boo but Bayley cheers. Dakota dusts her boots off to then scuff Candice around. Bayley taunts Candice that she’s gonna call Baby Wrestling, little Quill Gargano, and tell her mom’s gonna be late getting home. Candice gets mad and pie faces Dakota, but Dakota SCORPION KICKS!

Dakota puts Candice in a corner, runs Around the World, but Candice BOOTS first! Fans fire up while both women are down! Dakota flails and checks her nose while fans rally. Candice stands, she ROCKS Dakota with a forearm! And again! And then CHOPS! And ROCKS! And CHOPS again! Candice backs Dakota down with fast hands! The ref counts and Candice lets off in the corner, but fans fire up! Candice runs in to back body block! And snapmare to a step-up SENTON! Cover, TWO! Bayley and Iyo keep cool as they coach Dakota. Dakota shoves Candice, Candice tilt-o-whirls into an IRON OCTOPUS!

Dakota endures and DMG CTRL freaks out! Dakota fights to a corner and she RAMS Candice into buckles! Dakota kicks Candice, then runs in, but into another BOOT! Candice climbs up but Dakota BOOTS her! Dakota climbs up, CLUBS away on Candice, then stands Candice up. Candice fights the superplex, fights back and slips under, but Dakota holds off the bomb! So Candice YANKS Dakota into the buckles! And then hits a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Fans fire up while DMG CTRL freaks out! Candice crawls after Dakota, fans rally behind her, but Iyo distracts the ref. Candice goes up but Bayley trips her up! Roll up from Dakota, Dakota wins!

Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall

DMG CTRL snags one away from Candice and Bayley is all fired up! But will Bayley be able to maintain control of the situation with her contract signing later tonight?

 

Johnny Gargano walks to gorilla.

Wait, is that Lumis sitting on a trunk, petting an unconscious Miz? Gargano looks back, and Lumis is gone! Gargano pokes Miz and it startles Miz awake. Miz has a picture of Lumis and Miz at a birthday party. Gargano knows that’s not good. Miz runs away and Gargano just chuckles, “Oh, Dexter.” Gargano continues to gorilla, will he have the last laugh against the tree trunk known as Otis?

 

DMG CTRL celebrates backstage.

Bayley says tag team champion or not, Dakota’s gonna give- Wait, Sarah walks in to congratulate Dakota. Obviously, this is why Bayley wants Kai & Sky in her corner for the Extreme Rules Ladder match. And speaking of, the Raw Women’s Championship match- Bayley stops Sarah there. It took her that long to realize why Bayley wants “weapons” like Dakota & Iyo on her side? Sarah’s just as dumb as Bianca! Bianca only just realized the importance of allies. But this won’t ruin Bayley’s mood, because she’s gonna do Bianca a favor tonight. It’ll just be her and Bianca, but for the contract signing only.

Bayley addresses Bianca by looking right at the camera. Tonight, it will just be the two of them. “But remember: you asked for this.” The Role Model is going to play fair and square for now, but is she just going to turn up the heat at Extreme Rules?

 

Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory!

Johnny Wrestling helped Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre fight the Alpha Academy and the Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank Ever on SmackDown, and now things are 1v1! Will Master Gable’s Number One Guy crush Gargano’s Rebel Heart? Or will Otis have to take one #ForTheAcademy?

Theory joins commentary to talk down on Gargano but Gargano says he’s got his eyes on him. Gargano and Otis circle, Otis rushes in but Gargano gets around. Gargano throws hands, wrenches an arm, then drop toeholds, but Otis is way too stocky for that! Otis drags Gargano up, TOSSES him to a corner, but Gargano dodges to fire off more hands. The ref counts, Gargano climbs up and rains down fists. But Otis carries Gargano corner to corner to RAM him into the corner! Then he CLUBS Gargano down! Fans boo but Otis shouts, “For the Academy!” Gargano fires off hands but Otis shoves him. Gargano ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS Otis!

Otis stays up and comes back with the WRECKER ELBOW! “Who’s the man?!” Theory cheers Otis on and Otis goes back for Gargano. Otis drags Gargano up, bumps him off buckles, and CLUBS him over and over. Otis taunts Gargano, CHOKES Gargano on the ropes, and Theory says he loves it. Otis drags Gargano up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! Fans rally for Gargano but Otis looms over him. Otis drags Gargano up, gut wrenches him to a Canadian rack, and makes it a backbreaker rack! Gable and Theory high five, but Gargano endures and throws hands! Gargano gets free, goes to a corner, Otis runs in but into a BOOT!

Gargano elbows Otis away, then dodges! Otis POSTS himself! Gargano runs to LARIAT! Otis stays up, Gargano runs and LARIATS again! Nope, Otis is still up. Otis choke grips but Gargano ROLLING ELBOWS! Otis scoops Gargano but Gargano slips off to ENZIGURI! Otis staggers to a corner, Gargano runs in to back body block! Gargano runs again, but into a clinch! EXPLODER! Gargano is dazed and Gable says, “That’s my guy!” Otis drags Gargano to a drop zone and climbs up the corner, VADER FLOP!! Gargano gets up to BUZZSAW! And BUZZSAW! And SUPER- LARIAT from Otis! Theory says that is when you run into reality!

Otis trophy lifts, but Gargano fights free, DDT!! Gargano wants Otis to get up, and Otis sits up into the SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!?!? Otis survives and Theory is upset. Otis bails out of the ring but Gargano builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Otis hits the desk! Theory is upset, Gargano LEAPS the desk to CLOBBER Theory! Gargano fires off hands on Theory and fans are loving it! Gargano hurries up to the apron to TORNADO DDT Otis to the floor! Fans fire up but Otis is getting up! Gable distracts the ref, Theory SMACKS Gargano with the briefcase! Otis hauls Gargano up for the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Cover, Otis wins!

Winner: Otis, by pinfall

Theory screwed Gargano over, but he goes after Gargano more! So do Gable and Otis! But here comes BRAUN!! The Monster of All Monsters CLOBBERS Otis at the ramp! Then he runs into the ring, but both Theory and Gable bail out! Braun slides out and he catches Gable, to TOSS him into the ring! Gable’s been taking credit for Braun’s career, will Braun take all the credit for ending Gable’s?

Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory!

The bell rings, Braun sees Otis on the outside, and he TOSSES Gable onto Otis!! Fans are fired up with Braun and Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Gable is in the ring, Braun dragging himself up from commentary. That was of course the doing of Otis during commercial, but that got Otis EJECTED! Gable goes out and stalks Braun. Braun stands up, Gable rushes in and KNEES Braun into the POST! Gable gets back in the ring, he lets the ring count climb, but Braun is stirring. Braun drags himself up at the barriers, staggers over, and he stumbles into the ring at 8 of 10. Gable CLUBS and KNEES away on Braun! The fans boo but Gable says, “A THANK YEW~!” Gable throws more hands, runs the ropes, but runs into a scoop! Gable kicks free, shoves and GERMAN SUPLEXES Braun!? Bridging cover, TWO!

Gable is shocked but we’re all shocked he pulled that off! Gable tells Braun to look at him. Gable runs this ring! He CLUBS Braun, talks more trash about it doesn’t matter how big Braun is, but Braun doesn’t embarrass him in his hometown. Gable SLAPS Braun down, and we see Omos and MVP watching this backstage. Gable talks more trash, but Braun choke grips! Braun has both hands now and he puts Gable right up top! But Gable gets a HANGING ARMBAR! Braun powers up to deadlift Gable. But Gable pokes eyes! Gable runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks a leg out! Gable climbs up a corner, he leaps at Braun and MISSILE DROPKICKS!

Braun is down, Gable goes back up, and he MOONSAULTS, but has to land out as Braun moves! Braun BOOTS Gable down! The shirt comes off, the fans fire up, and Braun glares at Gable. Braun reels Gable in, lifts him up, MONSTER BOMB!! Cover, Braun wins!

Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall

The Monster of All Monsters puts away the Alpha Academy headmaster! But with the Nigerian Giant watching backstage, will Braun have to soon defend that title of alpha titan in the WWE?

 

Bobby Lashley finishes up with the trainer.

Lashley is mad but Kevin Patrick asks him about that blindside attack from Rollins. How is Lashley doing? Lashley is going to crush Rollins’ throat so we never have to hear that cackle again. And then, after Riddle beats Rollins in the Fight Pit, Lashley will finish Rollins off! Lashley will get Rollins next week on the season premiere, for the US Championship! No backing out, no excuses, no running away! Lashley gets Rollins in the ring to bounce him around like a pinball, then he’ll put Rollins in the Hurt Lock until he screams for mercy! Then Lashley will make Rollins pass out in the middle of the ring. That’s how Lashley feels. What will even be left of Rollins after this next week?

 

Corey Graves is in the ring.

He welcomes us all to this “historic moment.” There are ladders in the ring, but also chairs and the table for this contract signing. “It is the first-ever Ladder match for a women’s championship in WWE history.” So first, the challenger, Bayley. The Role Model makes her entrance solo, as promised. Then the Raw Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair. She is also solo, because she doesn’t need back-up to take on Bayley. Bianca and Bayley sit at the table and Corey says let’s not wait any longer. Let’s make this official with the contract. Bayley tells Bianca it’s just them, just like she asked. Is she okay? Does she feel safe?

Bayley feels great, really, despite not having her girls with her. But Bayley feels really good since DMG CTRL has done everything Bayley has said to a T. Her plan has been going really good and that clearly shakes Bianca’s confidence. But don’t worry about that, Bayley is doing this favor for her since Bianca’s dumb enough to accept a Ladder match for the title. But that’s fine, Bayley’s got her. Bayley signs her part of the contract and says, “Bianca, Bianca, Bianca. Look what your ego has gotten you into! I mean, I bet your ego makes you think that Bayley chose a ladder match because you KOD’d me on top of a ladder at Hell in a Cell.”

Or maybe Bianca thinks that Bayley has half the ego as Bianca and she wants to make history again by winning the first-ever women’s title ladder match. “But uh, ding dong, hello, here’s something for all you guys. It’s much bigger than that, okay? I think big picture here. The ladder is symbolic for my entire WWE career since the day I walked in. Unlike you, I’ve had to literally climb and climb and climb… *fake panting* And climb and climb and climb and try to the top. And in that process, I was you. Yeah, I was you, ponytail and all! You guys remember that, huh? Colorful sequins. And you see those little girls out there? That little girl I walked by on the ramp with the EST shirt, a Bianca Belair sign.

“You know what those signs use to say? Those signs used to say BAYLEY. They used to have headbands on. They used to put their ponytails to the side. But you know what happened, Bianca? Those signs changed. The T-shirts changed. And the cheers started to fade. They gave up on me, Bianca, and they stopped caring. And when they stopped caring, my whole career started spiraling. I started to fall further and further and further, and I had to do something to climb my way back to the top-” Bianca tells Bayley to shut up. Bianca signs her part, and it’s official. Corey thanks them both and wishes them both luck.

Bianca tells Bayley she just runs her mouth over and over again. Girl, UH-UH! Bayley has this chip on her shoulder that has absolutely nothing to do with Bianca. It might be really hard to see someone have everything you want, but comparison is the thief of joy. Bayley should never compare herself to Bianca, because she will never be Bianca, do it like Bianca or do it better than Bianca. Fans cheer that. Bianca says everything Bayley did didn’t work because Bayley was pretending to be someone she wasn’t. This is the real, authentic Bianca and that is why fans connect with her. Bayley didn’t “evolve,” she just became the real Bayley. And now she’s here showing us her real colors.

As far as her little plan, congrats, it took you a whole year to come up with a plan. But Bianca doesn’t need a plan, because she stays ready so she doesn’t have to get ready. Plus, does Bayley think she’s the only one that tried to surprise her at SummerSlam? You see how that worked out, right? But since Bayley likes plans, she can plan on still calling Bianca the Raw Women’s Champion after Extreme Rules. Well, we’ll see about that on Saturday, because DMG CTRL will disagree with that since they’ll be right by Bayley’s side. Actually, what’re they doing right now? What time is it? Because they were supposed to go get something to eat.

Oh no! Kai & Sky are attacking Alexa & Asuka! They already did something to Asuka’s leg and now they’re mugging Alexa! And then Bayley YANKS Bianca by her hair over the desk and she hammers away! Then she TOSSES Bianca back over the desk, to go after her more! Bianca bails out but can’t get away! Bayley whips but Bianca reverses and Bayley hits LED apron! Bianca bolts to the back, but Bayley laughs. Bianca finds Asuka and Alexa but the damage is done! The Empress of Tomorrow clutches her knee, will Bianca be down an ally at Extreme Rules? Alexa glares at the camera and tells DMG CTRL this is NOT over! Alexa VS Iyo, TONIGHT!!

 

Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline!

The Profits may be out of the tag team running while Ford’s foot heals, but can Dawkins unleash the Curse of Greatness? Or will the Street Champion of the Island sharpen his edge as he also prepares for Ricochet this Friday?

The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around in a deadlock but Dawkins powers Solo back. Solo turns things around to put Dawkins in the corner, but he lets off as the ref counts. Dawkins ROCKS Solo with uppercuts and haymakers but Solo ROCKS him back! Solo CHOPS Dawkins in the corner, ROCKS him again, then whips corner to corner. Dawkins goes up and over and keeps moving but Solo RAMS him! Dawkins RAMS Solo back, then hurdles over. Solo shoves, Dawkins handsprings and DROPKICKS Solo down! Ford fires up, Solo bails out and is furious! Sami tries to cool Solo off but Solo rushes in, but Dawkins DECKS him!

Solo gets up in a fury and he grabs a chair! This is just like SmackDown! Sami slows Solo and says not to give Dawkins a win like this. Jey tells Sami to back of, Solo’s his brother. Jey says Solo’s good, he’s got this. The Bloodline lets cooler heads prevail while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Solo has Dawkins down with a neck wrench. Dawkins fights up so Solo rains down HEADBUTTS! Solo clamps on the shoulder claw but Dawkins still endures. Fans rally and Dawkins fights up. Dawkins pries free of the hold to throw big body shots and forearms! Dawkins whips, Solo reverses and then SAMOAN DROPS on the rebound! The Bloodline holds up the fingers, #WeTheOnes, and Solo snarls as he stares at Dawkins. Fans rally for Dawkins but Solo throws haymakers! Dawkins wobbles on spaghetti legs, but Solo whips him for another SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Dawkins survives and Solo is annoyed.

Sami and the Usos argue the count but Ford defends that was two. Solo taunts Dawkins, “This is it? This is who you’ve got for me?” Solo steps to Dawkins in the corner, gets in Dawkins’ face, and says, “They call me the Enforcer!” Solo whips Dawkins hard into the corner! Dawkins falls to the mat and writhes. The Bloodline loves this as Solo looms over Dawkins. Solo drags Dawkins up to clamp that claw on again! Dawkins still endures, fans rally up again, and Dawkins fights against the claw. Dawkins throws elbows but Solo throws a knee! Then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Solo soaks up the heat as his brothers hold up the fingers.

Sami coaches Solo to keep on Dawkins, to show no mercy. Dawkins gets to a corner and Solo aims from the other. Solo powers up, “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP ATTACK!! Dawkins is dazed and Solo looks at him flounder. Ford coaches Dawkins to dig deep and fight, but Solo aims again. “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP- ENZIGURI from Dawkins!! Ford and St. Paul are thunderous as Solo and Dawkins are both down! Dawkins and Solo rise, Dawkins stands first, and he LARIATS Solo! And again! Solo HEADBUTTS! Solo whips, Dawkins hurdles and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up and Solo goes to a corner, CYCLONE SPLASH and ENZIGURI from Dawkins!

Dawkins reels Solo in, for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Sami gets on the apron, but then Jey tells him to get down? Jey says Solo can handle this, Uce! This all distracts Dawkins either way, Solo SUPERKICKS! But now the ref doesn’t see the cover! The ref hurries, TWO!! Solo is mad at Sami and Jey! They get down, Dawkins rolls Solo! TWO!! Dawkins dodges, and he POUNCES Solo out! Sami hurries to Solo’s side to check him and coach him, but Jey pulls Sami off Solo. Jey has his brother, but then Jimmy wants everyone to just cool off. Jey and Sami argue, Dawkins FLIES! Down go the Usos! Dawkins puts Solo in, Sami yells at him about the Usos!

Dawkins DECKS Sami! But Dawkins gets in for Solo to WHEEL KCIK! And then SPINNING SOLO!! Cover, Solo wins!

Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall

In the end, the Bloodline made it work! Solo gets the win and winning fixes everything. At least, it should. Are the problems between Sami and Jey going to persist? Will it end up costing the Bloodline big time down the line?

 

Theory talks with Otis backstage.

Theory is proud of Otis for doing exactly what he was supposed to in that ring. Wait, where’s Gable? Otis says hold on. He drags Gable up. Gable says he almost had Braun. Theory says Gable did good. But hey, they’re not done with Gargano. Next week, on the season premiere of Raw, Theory himself will take on Gargano, and Theory vows to put Gargano down. A-Town Down! Will the Youngest Mr. MITB Ever finally have his way and be rid of Johnny Wrestling?

 

Edge speaks!

“This version of Edge that you’ve seen since I’ve come back is pretty much Adam. More or less, the veil of character has been dropped, and I’ve been pretty transparent since I’ve come back. At 37 years old, I was told that I had to retire, forced to retire, I had no choice. Until I decided to make it a choice. Because I can’t quit. The lousy part is, by the time that choice became a reality, I was 46, and it was difficult. And it’s progressively become more and more difficult. Now I’m not looking for sympathy. It’s my choice. This is my freakin’ dream gig, I love this.

“But what’s become… harder… is the fact that it’s not just taking a toll on me now. It’s taking a toll on my entire family. And I didn’t have this family before. It’s harder to hide it from the girls when they can hear me coming down the stairs like a symphony of bones cracking in the morning. But maybe even more difficult is seeing the… doubt… Or maybe even the fear in Beth’s eyes. Because she wants her husband to come out of this whole, and I think she’s afraid that ship has already sailed. And maybe I’m… insane? Maybe I’m too selfish? Maybe I’m too damn stubborn, but those are all things that you need in order to succeed at the level that I’ve succeeded at this business. I can’t apologize for that.

“But that brings me to Judgement Day. I gotta give ’em credit. They’ve made it more difficult. No matter how many times I beat ’em, they always come back. They always pick me apart, knock me down, and it’s harder and harder to put the pieces back together to come back. But I do. And I understand that Rey wants to distance himself from this because of Dominik, I get it. And it’s my fault the Judgement Day even exists. So I know what I have to do, and my back’s against the wall. You can ask Foley, you can ask Taker, you can ask Cena, you can ask Orton, I come out swinging or headbutting or whatever the hell else I have to do to be a one man gang!

“So Finn, in an I Quit Match at Extreme Rules, you are facing something, someone that you’ve never faced before and you can’t hurt me enough. All four of can’t hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ You cannot physically hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ I hope you’re all ready for a war, because I damn sure am.” The Rated R Superstar has given his ultimatum, will the Judgement Day be the ones facing their judgement day?

 

Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control!

The Five Foot Fury is furious over what Bayley’s buddies did to the Empress of Tomorrow. Alexa’s been trying to find that spark to return to her old self, will this be just the thing she needs? Or will the Evil Genius have the same trick up her proverbial sleeve as Dakota did earlier tonight?

Raw returns and DMG CTRL make their entrance. The bell rings and the two rush in! Iyo DROPKICKS Alexa, fires off hands and knees, then whips. Alexa blocks, fires off forearm after forearm on Iyo, but Iyo shoves back. Alexa runs Iyo over, and again! And then hits a THESZ PRESS! Alexa rains down hands, then hits another THESZ PRESS! More fast hands, and then Alexa drags Iyo up. Alexa bumps Iyo off buckles, stomps a mudhole, then lets off. Iyo dodges the return, holds a leg and avoids the slaps to DRAGON SCREW! Alexa clutches her leg but Iyo stomps away on it! Iyo drops knees on the knee!

Kai & Bayley cheer and Iyo CHOPS Alexa. Alexa blocks the punch to ROCK, ROCK and SHOTGUN Iyo! Fans fire up and Alexa stands on Iyo at the ropes for a SKATEBOARD STOMP! The ref counts, Alexa lets off but runs in to KNEE Iyo against the ropes! Alexa then YANKS the ropes to bring Iyo down, and she drops INSULT2INJURY! Cover, TWO! Iyo is showing the toughness of a decorated champion, but Alexa snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Alexa drags Iyo up, dodges the Shotei, but Iyo uses the waistlock to HOTSHOT Alexa! Then a DRIVE- NO, Alexa avoids the dropkick! But Iyo avoids a wrecking ball dropkick to SHOTGUN Alexa again!

DMG CTRL are fired up and Alexa is down while Raw goes to break!

Raw returns once again and Alexa JAWBREAKERS then CLOBBERS Iyo! And again! Then mule kicks, but Iyo wrenches out of the DDT. Alexa reverses that to hit an STO! Alexa KNEES Iyo down, covers, TWO! Bayley & Kai coach Iyo but Alexa drags her up. Alexa whips but Iyo holds ropes to BOOT back! Iyo then spins Alexa around, underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Alexa goes to a corner but Iyo runs in, SHINKANSEN! Iyo then steps on Alexa to go up top and OVER THE MOON- FLOP! Alexa shows her resilience as a decorated champion, and she hits a DDT! Alexa drags Iyo into a drop zone and now she goes to the corner!

Fans fire up as Alexa climbs up, for TWISTED BLISS! But Bayley distracts the ref! Bianca yanks Bayley out to fire off! But Dakota joins in, Bianca gets 2v1! And sent into steel steps! But Alexa CANNONBALLS them both down! Alexa hurries back and climbs up again! But a SHOTEI stops her! Iyo then tucks Alexa for an AIR RAID CRASH! Iyo goes back up fast, for OVER THE MOONSAULT! Cover, Iyo wins!

Winner: Iyo Sky, by pinfall

DMG CTRL with another assist! They sweep the night, working together as a well-oiled machine. But then they mug Alexa! Asuka can’t help with her busted leg, and Kai & Sky fetch a ladder! Bayley beats down on Alexa, but Bianca gets in to fire off on Bayley! Kai & Sky RAM Bianca down with the ladder! And then Iyo keeps Alexa down, but wait! Asuka is still hobbling out here? On one good leg, she has a kendo stick to SMACK Dakota! But Iyo WRECKS Asuka with the ladder! Then Kai & Sky SLAM the ladder on Asuka! They keep it on top of her, and then bring it around to open it up. Bayley drags Alexa over to put her inside the ladder!

Bayley tried doing this to Shotzi on Friday, Kai & Sky DOUBLE BOOT the ladder to crush Alexa!! Fans boo as Bayley tells Asuka to stay out of her business. Kai & Sky stand the ladder up for her, and Bayley soaks up the heat as she says DMG CTRL are going to take over! Bayley drags Bianca up, stands her in the corner, and Dakota runs Around the World to BOOT Bianca down! Bayley drags Bianca back up by her ponytail and then hooks her up, ROSE PLANT! Bayley drags Alexa up, ROSE PLANT! Kai & Sky stand the ladder over Bianca and Bayley brings the Raw Women’s Championship belt up with her to the top.

Fans boo as DMG CTRL stands over their enemies, but will they be on top of the WWE after this Saturday? Or can Bianca prove she’s the toughEST and bounce back from this beating to beat Bayley back?


My Thoughts:

This was a great Raw, especially for a go-home. Great opener with The Judgement Day getting that heat in their promo, and a great match with Rey & AJ. It makes sense The Judgement Day would win, Finn needs that momentum against Edge. Also a good detail of Styles being upset with Rey. Edge also had a great promo to frame what he’s even acknowledged as his last year as a wrestler. He and Finn are going to have one hell of a match, I would think Styles helps Edge fight off the rest of Judgement Day so that it stays Edge VS Finn, but who knows how it goes. Edge saying there’s nothing they can do to him, I feel that triggers Rhea Ripley dragging Beth Phoenix from somewhere and using her against Edge, a la Roman VS Jey and Roman going after Jimmy.

I like that we’re getting integrated storytelling with Lashley and the Rollins VS Riddle feud. Lashley VS Ali was great stuff, and Ali got to look very tough even in that loss. Lashley was definitely going to show Ali respect before Rollins ambushed him, and now Lashley wants to tear into Rollins just as bad as Riddle. Riddle and Rollins had a great promo segment together, even though they were taking shots they’ve taken before. Though, I suppose those shots still hurt even a second time. Cormier had a good promo to introduce himself to the WWE fans, but this is one of those moments that affect my disbelief. How did WWE set up a camera for Cormier when this is supposed to come off as Cormier having had enough and he’s barging into the argument? Fight Pit’s still gonna be awesome, though, and could go either way if Rollins is also going into a US Championship match.

Great bit with The Miz talking on the phone with Maryse and Lumis getting him. Gargano seeing Miz and Lumis and just laughing it off was great, too. Gargano VS Otis was a great match, and we got a great transition into Braun VS Gable. The Alpha Academy splits the night but Theory stepping up to face Gargano now is a bit of a surprise. That’ll be a great match either way, I’m just not sure which way it’ll go. But Omos & MVP watching Braun’s match is another indicator that we’ll get Omos VS Braun soon. As I said last week, I feel like Braun is going to win that as Omos just feels stuck after how Vince booked him.

Great stuff out of The Bloodline tonight, both the backstage stuff where only Jey is against Sami’s stories, and then them all picking a fight with The Profits. Dawkins VS Solo was great stuff, but with all that back-up, of course Solo wins. Solo is also going to have a great match with Ricochet this Friday. If Sami costing the Bloodline some titles isn’t the make-or-break, I bet it’ll be Sami being skipped over to go after the Intercontinental Championship. Solo is getting all this momentum, it makes sense the family would want him getting the midcard gold, not the Honorary Uce. And again I’ll say, the real endgame is Sami and Kevin Owens teaming together to take the tag titles off the Usos. Kevin’s story is starting to feel like he needs his old pal to break through again.

And great stuff from the women’s division. Candice VS Dakota was great stuff, but of course DMG CTRL helps Dakota win. Great promo from Bayley backstage, great stuff for the contract signing, including the attack on Asuka & Alexa backstage. Great match from Alexa and Iyo, and during that beatdown, I honestly thought that Candice was going to rush out instead of Asuka. But Asuka shows us awesome resilience by dragging that bad leg and fighting DMG CTRL. Of course, DMG CTRL stands tall here, this gives Bayley big momentum going into the match. However, with that, I feel like Bianca is going to win. Candice should definitely go out to help her with Alexa and Asuka beat down tonight. Then Candice can team with Alexa to go after Kai & Sky and the tag titles.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (10/3/22)

Philly gets Elevated!

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The Peacock and his Boys defends their gold!

AEW Dark: Elevation features the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions! But will Dalton Castle & The Tate Twins still reign in Philadelphia?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Skye Blue VS Trish Adora; Skye wins.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tracy Williams; Cage wins.
  • Lance Archer VS Cheeseburger; Archer wins.
  • Abadon VS Abby Jane; Abadon wins.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear; Castle & The Boys win and retain the titles.
  • Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Gia Scott & Leon St. Giovanni; Kip & Penelope win.
  • The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Deppen & Dante Martin; The Lucha Brothers win.
  • 8 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; Best Friends win.

QUICK NOTES

A really good line-up here, with the big attraction being Dalton & The Boys taking on Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder, aka Primal Fear. That’ll be a solid match that I will cover, but I don’t see the champions losing the titles. Good to see Cheeseburger but he’s gonna get eaten alive by Archer. And I like that we’re getting a full faction showdown of Best Friends VS The Factory. That’ll be a big win for Best Friends and they’ll have momentum going after Death Triangle for that feud.

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ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear!

The Peacock and the Tate Twins continue their reign as ROH’s trios champions, and now they defend these titles in the City of Brotherly Love! Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder are all hungry for the gold, but will they be the ones to fear Castle & The Boys?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised while The Boys help Castle with his robe and pants, and it is time to shine with gold in the Dark!

The trios sort out and Castle is all fired up as he starts against Soriano. They get in each other’s face, Castle gives a chest bump, so Soriano CHOPS him! Castle gets fanned off by the twins, then he comes back to circle with Soriano. Castle trips Soriano, rolls him with a leg, high stacks, TWO! Castle shoots in to waistlock and SLAMS Soriano down! Fans fire up, Castle waistlocks to roll Soriano around and throw down elbows. Castle gut wrenches, tag to Brendan, and he tags Brent. The Boys double whip Castle in to SPLASH Soriano at the corner, and then he feeds Soriano to a DOUBLE HIP TOSS!

The Boys roll Soriano back for Castle to shove forward into DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Brent covers, TWO! Brent drags Soriano up but he shoves Brent away to tag Hodder. Hodder runs in but Brent dodges to arm-drag him! Brent rushes in but Hodder kicks him low. Tag to Omen, they go after Brent but he fights back. That’s still 2v1 and they overwhelm him. They double whip, Brent ducks under but runs into a double TOSS right into the ropes! Soriano tags in and traps Brent, then Omen & Hodder run to the corners. They go up, out and Soriano runs, Primal Fear TRIPLE BOOTS Brent! Soriano covers, TWO!

Soriano drags Brent up, bumps him off buckles, but Brent elbows back. Brent hurries but Soriano reels him in. Brent lands out of the back suplex to hot tag Castle! Fans fire up with The Peacock as he rallies on Primal Fear! Castle gets around Soriano to Gotch lift OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Hodder runs in, into an EXPLODER! Omen returns, Castle dodges, blocks the boot and SAIDOS! Primal Fear regroups outside as fans fire up. “Bring me a Boy!” Brent runs in, Castle aims him and THROWS him at Omen! Then Castle has Brendan and THROWS him at Soriano! Brent returns, and Castle THROWS him at Hodder! And then he THROWS Brendan at Omen!

Brent’s back again, so Castle THROWS him at Soriano! Brendan is back, Castle THROWS him at Hodder! Fans fire up as Castle and the Boys regroup, DOUBLE BOY TOSS at Soriano! The Boys then send Soriano in for the Alabama Lift, and BANGARANG!! Cover, Castle & The Boys win!

Winners: Dalton Castle & The Boys, by pinfall (still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)

There was no fear in The Peacock and his trusted twins, they took down Primal Fear with ease! Will they find bigger, stronger competition as they stick around AEW?


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