The NXT Champion returns to in-ring action! Will Tommaso Ciampa make Otis Dozovic respect him? Or will The Dozer surprise us all against the Psycho Killer?
- Lars Sullivan VS Victor Worchak; Sullivan wins.
- The Street Profits VS The Mighty; The Mighty win.
- Kairi Sane VS Vanessa Borne; Sane wins.
- Tommaso Ciampa VS Otis Dozovic; Ciampa wins.
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NXT General Manager, William Regal, heads to the ring!
For weeks, Regal has been investigating personally the matter of who attacked Aleister Black just days before TakeOver: Brooklyn 4. Regal explains that he’s closer to finding the culprit. But before he can say more, here comes the Undisputed Era! Adam Cole leads Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly on stage. “Week after week after week”, the same routine. Regal doesn’t do his job and pretends to be Sherlock Holmes. Aleister was taken out weeks ago, and is still out, and that’s on Regal. But that’s also in the past. Instead, Regal needs to protect his NXT Tag Team Champions from unprovoked attacks. Strong agrees, because what about the War Raiders? The champs shouldn’t have to worry about cosplay vikings. Kyle admits he feels unsafe.
And Aleister isn’t here. No one likes Aleister, but the fans do. Regal thinks it’s rather interesting these three interrupted his news about the investigation. And when it comes to sneak attacks– What is Regal implying? How dare he imply! The Era join Regal in the ring as they realize he’s changing the subject. He wants the War Raiders to go unchecked, and letting Ricochet do what he wants. What is it Cole says Ricochet is doing? Ducking Cole’s rematch! On top of that, Regal let Pete Dunne challenge for the NXT North American Championship first? Cole gives Regal a deal: Cole wants his championship rematch “right freakin’ now.” Fans like the sound of that.
Regal says Cole never asked before. Cole wanted Dunne to soften Ricochet up first. And then interfering in last week’s Champion VS Champion– Cole wants Regal to tread lightly. Regal says Cole tried to slip something by him, but he didn’t. Cole can’t get his rematch yet, it won’t be fair. Like when Cole robbed Dunne of his opportunity. However, Cole gets his shot in two weeks, against Ricochet AND Pete Dunne in a Triple Threat. Cole does not like that, but Regal lets the tag team champs have nothing to worry about. Because in three weeks, it will be Undisputed Era VS War Raiders for those NXT Tag Team Championships. Cole, Strong and O’Reilly just stuck their foots in their mouths and now must deal with the consequences, and that is Undisputed.
NXT Media caught up with Johnny Gargano.
While Johnny Wrestling is trying to find his way back from failure, his in-ring return will be against 205 Live’s Premier Athlete, Tony Nese. How does he feel about that? Gargano feels good, for the first time in a long time. But the last time he competed, he lost to Velveteen Dream. Gargano said he was sorry, but what about? Gargano apologized to the fans for how he was acting and how he was losing. He got his head right, and he’s seeing clearly now. Sometimes you gotta get knocked down low to stand up tall. Gargano won’t whine, cry or complain anymore. He returns to the man he was meant to be. Will Johnny Wrestling return to his former glory against the Cruiserweight Adonis?
But as Gargano joins up with Mrs. Wrestling, Lacey Evans comes along to see the happy couple for herself. Lacey is so disappointed that Candice LeRae insists on separating work from personal life. A real wife would fight along side her man, no matter what. Candice takes offense to both Lacey’s words and her touching Johnny, and snaps back. Will Candice make the Lady of NXT eat her words along with some fists?
Backstage interview with Velveteen Dream.
The Patrick Clark Experience is a bit annoyed he has to do this. Dream already stole the show time and again, so what’s left to talk about? Him beating Gargano? NO, he’s not talking about Johnny Failure, the man not here (Aleister Black) or the man that attacked that man, the NXT Champion. Wait, does Dream believe Ciampa attacked Aleister? Dream is not a snitch, but the writing is on the wall. Go read it.
Lars Sullivan VS Victor Worchak!
The Leviathan continues his path of destruction now that he’s back from his fractured jaw injury. He wrecked the Top One Percent for pointing fingers and then mauled Raul Mendoza just because he could. What hope does Worchak stand against him?
The bell rings and Lars starts swatting Worchak with big hands! Lars has Worchak in the corner and clubs away with forearms. He drags Worchak up to whip and pop up into a powerslam! Worchak backs off to a corner but Lars is on him with body shots, then a body splash! Lars throws Worchak across the ring, then back the other way! Fans do their best to rally for Worchak with “Let’s Go, Jobber!” but it does no good. Lars tosses Worchak a third time, and Worchak flops out of the ring! But wait, here comes EC3! EC3 attacks from behind!
Winner: Lars Sullivan, by disqualification
EC3 throws hands, but Lars picks him up! EC3 slips out to throw jabs while fans chant “NX3!” The Top One Percent clotheslines Lars out, but then gets caught by one big paw. He breaks free to jab away, then clobber Lars with a haymaker! Lars is furious but so is EC3. EC3 grins as he dares Lars to return, but Lars grins as he walks away. The Best Here, the Best There and the Best Anywhere seems to amuse the Mile High Monster. Will Lars have the last laugh when he crushes EC3 all over again? Or will Lars be the first of #VictoryAfterVictoryAfterVictory?
Backstage interview with William Regal.
Can he elaborate on the investigation announcement he meant to give? Regal says he’s narrowed the suspect list down but he still needs more information before he can name a culprit. But then he hears a banging and a rattling in his office. The door opens and it’s Nikki Cross! What was she doing in there? She doesn’t answer that, and simply says she wants to “play” with Bianca Belair again. He’ll consider her request. But then she again says she knows. If she means the Aleister Black attacker, then why doesn’t she say? No one knows what Nikki knows, perhaps it’s just her mania talking. But will she get to “play” with the Un-De-Fea-Ted EST again?
The Street Profits VS The Mighty!
Both teams want to be the best in NXT, and that’s just fine. But when Shane Thorne & Nick Miller cheat to win and then steal personal items of Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford, that’s a step too far. Will the #CurseOfGreatness make The Mighty kneel? Or will they steal a win along with those chains?
Thorne & Milller rub in that they have the Profits’ swag, so Dawkins rocks Thorne with a swift right! Miller tries to fight back but Dawkins is on him with furious haymakers. The bell rings, Dawkins whips Miller and drops him with a dropkick! Dawkins has Miller in a corner and fires off body shots. Then he hits the spinning splash! Miller knees low and tags Thorne in. The Mighty double whip but Dawkins shoves them into each other. Ford tags in and Dawkins hits a double bulldog. Ford then builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on Thorne! Then he dodges Miller to send him into steel steps! Ford puts Thorne in to cover, TWO! Ford is still mad over the chain theft, and tags in Dawkins.
The Profits mug Thorne then Dawkins looms over Thorne. Dawkins whips Thorne to a corner but Thorne boots him away. Thorne runs but into a lift and snake eyes. Miller distracts, Thorne dropkicks! Thorne puts Dawkins in his corner to throw hands. Miller returns and tags in, and The Mighty mug Dawkins. The Mighty put Dawkins back in their corner and Miller back suplexes Dawkins down. Fans rally up while Miller covers, TWO! Dawkins crawls for his corner but Miller keeps him back. Thorne tags in and Miller whips him in for the forearm smash. Thorne gives Dawkins a European Uppercut, but Dawkins fires off forearms and elbows. Dawkins dodges, hot tag to Ford!
Ford rallies with stiff lariats on both Mighty. He builds speed, sunset handspring to clothesline Thorne out and calf kick Miller! Ford runs but is put on the apron. He dodges and elbows Miller then jumps over Thorne, only to be put into the post! He stuck between the post and steps, Thorne dropkicks the steps into Ford! Miller fetches Ford and drags him up into the ring. Miller drags Ford around to go after the damaged leg. Tag to Thorne and The Mighty work that leg over together. Thorne toys with Ford then drags Ford up. Fans rally but The Mighty work together again as Miller tags in. The Mighty mug then double leg sweep. Thorne penalty kicks, Miller clotheslines, cover, TWO! Miller puts on a modified deathlock!
Fans and Dawkins rally while Ford endures. Ford gets mad as he chops away on Miller. Miller wrenches but Ford chops! They’re separated but Miller grabs a hand. Ford breaks free from that but Miller chop blocks him! Miller drags Ford back, Thorne tags in and he stomps away on Ford. Thorne has Ford in a corner to uppercut and kick. He runs back in but Ford dodges! Thorne misses an elbow drop, too, and Ford crawls to the Profits’ corner. Miller runs in but is sent back out! Thorne grabs Ford’s leg, but Ford keeps reaching. Thorne swings but misses, double clotheslines take both men down! Fans rally up as Ford stirs. Thorne follows but Miller goes after Dawkins. Dawkins shoves Miller, Ford lands out of the back suplex but his leg buckles! Jackknife cover while Miller anchors Dawkins, The Might win!!
Winners: The Mighty, Shane Thorne by pinfall
Another match, another win won by sneaky tactics! The Mighty get away with the victory and the chains, will the Profits ever get those back?
Kairi Sane VS Vanessa Borne!
The Pirate Princess celebrates her first birthday as NXT Women’s Champion, and it seems her present to herself is a match. Can Kairi continue to sail smoothly in her first reign? Or will the vivacious Vanessa very quickly spoil the birthday girl’s fun?
The bell rings and Kairi has the fans on her side. But Vanessa takes her captain’s hat and wears it mockingly, to then throw it down and kick it out! Vanessa says she’s The Vision, the star of the division. But Kairi is mad now. Vanessa shoves, Kairi shoves. Vanessa swings but Kairi blocks and counters with a takedown. Kairi ax kicks Vanessa, then whips. Vanessa reverses but Kairi comes back to counter the back drop. Vanessa kicks low and hits a spinning suplex, aka the Starry Night. Cover, TWO! Vanessa stomps Kairi out of frustration, but Kairi gets to ropes. The referee backs Vanessa off at 4 but Vanessa comes back to club Kairi down.
Vanessa puts Kairi in a grounded cravat but fans rally up for Kairi. Kairi powers up and fights back with body shots. She powers Vanessa to a corner and arm-drags her off. Vanessas runs but Kairi dodges. Kairi build speed and gets her satellite DDT! But she’s not done with Vanessa yet. She waits for Vanessa to stand so she can hit her down with double ax handles. Kairi runs and spears with the Intercepter! Fans fire up as Kairi matches the plank. Kairi runs and hits the Sliding D! Vanessa is down but Kairi climbs up. Kairi aims, anchors aweigh with the InSane Elbow! Cover, Kairi wins!
Winner: Kairi Sane, by pinfall
The Women’s Champion is still looking strong, but we all know she has the Queen of Spades waiting on the horizon. Speaking of, here she comes! Shayna’s appearance cuts the celebration short as she heads to the ring. She picks up a mic and says Kairi should celebrate while she can. The clock is running out on her reign. Shayna admits Kairi won in Brooklyn, and it hurt. She won’t take out her frustration out on Kairi yet, because the rematch is coming. Shayna promises to drown Kairi, drop the anchor and take back the title.
Kairi responds, “Ahoy, Shayna.” And okay, the rematch will happen. “At WWE Evolution.” The All Women’s PPV has its NXT Women’s Championship match all set! “And I will beat you again!” Will Kairi be the first NXT Women’s Champion to successfully retain at the first ever Evolution? Or will Shayna be the first woman to win the title there instead?
NXT Media caught up with Keith Lee.
The Limitless One has truly impressed since coming to Full Sail, and it’s clear what’s next. Lee wants opportunity, and gold, to be truly Limitless. Lee then runs across The Finest, Kona Reeves. Kona pretends not to know who Lee is, then claims there’s nothing limitless. But Kona is being rude, he introduces himself properly and offers a handshake. But then he takes it back. Kona knows Lee is new, but Lee needs to learn to wait his turn. Lee points out that Lee is turning heads, and The Finest is just the man with the Finest Set of Losses. If Kona wants to talk down to Lee, then how about this? They meet in the ring and maybe The Finest will have the privilege to #BaskInMyGlory. Kona finishes getting his hair done, but will he be The Finest Victory Keith Lee has since coming to NXT?
Tommaso Ciampa VS Otis Dozovic!
The Psycho Killer is the NXT Champion and is still suspected of being the man to attack the Embodiment of the End. Ciampa admitted to wanting to, but claims someone else did it first. The Dozer doesn’t believe, and he also doesn’t see what’s so great about Mr. Blackheart. Will Otis use the power of #SteaksAndWeights to squash the champ? Or will Ciampa make sure Otis never forgets to say his name with respect?
The bell rings while fans tell Ciampa “You Suck!” Otis and Ciampa circle and tie up. Otis throws Ciampa down and Ciampa gets up frustrated. Ciampa checks his jaw before kicking Otis low. He puts on a headlock but Otis uses his strength to lift Ciampa around. Otis powers out and runs Ciampa over with a shoulder. Otis whips Ciampa and runs him over again! He whips Ciampa corner to corner hard, and Ciampa tumbles out to the floor! Otis pursues and puts Ciampa back in, but Ciampa wants a break. Ciampa gets to a corner and back elbows Otis. He jumps up but gets caught by Otis! Otis spins around and around and around before tossing Ciampa. Fans chant “Steaks ‘n’ Weights!” as Otis fires up. Ciampa bails out before the Caterpillar can get going, so Otis has to pursue again.
Ciampa swings but Otis counter punches. Otis clubs Ciampa against the apron, then against barriers. He puts Ciampa in but Ciampa gets him in the facelock! Otis comes in and shovels Ciampa back out. Ciampa is reeling but Otis builds speed, to Caterpillar! Otis dares “Tomato Champus” to come back, but Ciampa stays back. Then Ciampa grabs a leg! He isn’t strong enough to trip Otis, Otis just stands on Ciampa! The ref counts and Otis backs off at 4, but then pursues Ciampa again. Otis lifts and snake eyes Ciampa off the apron. He picks Ciampa up again, but Ciampa slips off to club Otis in the head. Ciampa then throws Otis down by his hair! Otis hits the steel ramp while Ciampa goes back to the ring. Ciampa wants a count out win, and the ref begins her count.
Otis stirs at 5 so Ciampa clubs away on him with vicious forearms! Ciampa puts Otis back in the ring, only to drag him onto the apron, for that knee brace knee strike! Cover, TWO!! Otis survives, and fans fire up. Ciampa runs and hits another knee strike! Cover, TWO!? Ciampa can’t believe the resilience of this human tank. He turns Otis around, neckbreaker! But the Blackheart is not done, he stalks Otis to put him into a chinlock. Ciampa hops on for a sleeper hold, but Otis bumps him into buckles. Ciampa comes back for more, so Otis drops back for the backpack senton! Fans rally up and Otis drags himself up. He clobbers Ciampa with big forearms, then throws him to a corner for the shoulder tackle!
Otis tosses Ciampa across the way, then whips him to the ropes. Ciampa knees Otis but Otis lariats Ciampa! Cover, TWO!! The Dozer almost had a win, and Ciampa knows it. Ciampa bails out, not wanting any more of this. But then Otis’ pal, Tucker Knight, stands in his way! Ciampa turns around and gets run over by Ciampa! Otis puts Ciampa in the ring and splashes in the corner. Otis tosses Ciampa overhead! Tucker coaches Otis on as Otis hits another splash and another overhead toss! Ciampa rolls out again but Otis gives chase. They return into the ring, Ciampa gets the facelock but Otis trips him up! Otis drags Ciampa out for an overhead toss on the floor!
Ciampa writhes but fans fire up for Otis. Otis puts Ciampa in, then drops an elbow! Cover, TWO!! Fans keep cheering Otis on, and he prepares a powerbomb. Ciampa slips out and hides behind the ref, to then thumb the eyes! Ciampa tries to underhook but Otis powers him back. Otis walks into Ciampa’s boot, but Ciampa runs into the powerbomb!! Cover, TWO?!? Otis was so close, and everyone knows it. The fans are on Dozer’s side as he drags Ciampa into a drop zone. Otis climbs but Ciampa gets to an apron. And he catches Otis into the draping DDT!! Otis is groggy but Tucker encourage shim to continue. Somehow Otis returns, but Ciampa just gets him again, draping DDT! Cover, Ciampa wins!
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall
The Psycho Killer wins, or rather, survives! Otis was so close to bulldozing Ciampa, but Ciampa is champion for a reason. Ciampa has no contenders while the former champion, Aleister Black, is still out of commission. Will he reign unchallenged all the way through the Fall? Or will the Dutch Destroyer return to make Ciampa #FadetoBlack?
A quick but really good episode. The Aleister Black investigation takes a back seat this time as it’s used mostly to set up other things. A triple threat between Cole, Dunne and Ricochet seemed a pretty clear choice after the Undisputed Era ruined Champion VS Champion, so it’s great we’re getting it in a couple weeks. And it’s about time we get War Raiders VS Strong-O’Reilly. It’s a shame Bobby Fish still seems out of commission, but there’s a chance he’ll be used to help the Era retain against Hanson & Rowe. And with NXT War Games 2 on the horizon, I would love to see the Undisputed Era be forced into it again to go against Ricochet & Raiders and British Strong Style. There could even be a way to put the North American and Tag Team Championships on the line so that the winning trio gets all those belts.
I like the tie-in between Mr. & Mrs. Wrestling and Candice’s own Women’s Division concerns. Lacey Evans is clearly not above seducing Johnny away from Candice, and seeing Lacey VS Candice will be some good stuff while the two wait for the Women’s Championship scene to clear up. Same goes for Nikki Cross VS Bianca Belair round 2, those two can use their feud to jump Bianca up and send Nikki to main. And Kairi VS Shayna at Evolution, that’s going to be awesome. I’ll say it again: If we get to see the Japanese Strong Style women all victorious that night, from Kairi retaining her title, Asuka possibly claiming a title, and Io Shirai more than likely taking the Mae Young Classic, that would be some WWE (R)Evolution in action.
The Mighty sneaks another win, which is fine by their Heel personas. It’s too bad them as Faces didn’t work out, but maybe they’ll finally get their chance at titles once another team moves up to main. Keith Lee VS Kona Reeves next time will be an easy win for Lee, unless Kona starts cheating. EC3 VS Lars Sullivan is going to be great, they can just make that a Top One Percent slug fest, EC3 was taking it to Lars with those haymakers. Otis Dozovic really impressed against Tommaso Ciampa, but it’s still too soon for him to get a win over the top champion. Fans already love Otis, and Tucker is good enough, Heavy Machinery is another team that might have to wait until call-ups. Though, I wonder if this will bring about a Heavy Machinery split with Otis being the HBK to Tucker’s Marty Jannetty…
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s Women of Wrestling Results & Report! (2/15/19)
How will WOW address last week’s unclear ending?
WOW ended with controversy last week as both Santana Garrett AND Jungle Grrrl got the pin on Tessa Blanchard! Who is truly the world champion?!
- Havoc VS Fire; Havoc wins.
- Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella; wins.
- Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness; Faith wins.
- Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard; Blanchard wins and becomes the new WOW World Champion.
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David McLane again welcomes us to WOW!
The matchmaker knows last week’s star-studded Triple Threat for the Women of Wrestling World Championship was wild but also ended in a double pin. Jungle Grrrl hit her splash but Santana Garrett also covered Tessa Blanchard’s legs for an impossible scenario. Senior official Scrappy McGowan came out to ensure the integrity of the title, and chose to postpone awarding it until after the officials could properly review the footage.
And tonight, that long awaited decision is made. McLane holds up the currently vacated title as he first introduces Jungle Grrrl. He would introduce Santana, but the despicable acts Tessa Blanchard did to her father, Keny G, Santana is with her father at the hospital. That is tragic, but the show must go on. So the other competitor for this vacated title will be the Born Legend, Tessa Blanchard! Tessa hits the ring and takes the mic while fans boo and jeer. Tessa says Santana isn’t here not because of her dad. Santana’s not here because she’s afraid! Santana isn’t here because she needs oxygen just like her daddy. But Tessa is fine with that, she’ll take on Jungle Grrrl or any woman in WOW. Even if it’s the biggest and baddest- Speaking of, here comes the biggest and baddest, THE BEAST!
Beast introduces herself to Tessa. And if Tessa wants the biggest and baddest, here she is! McLane and the fans agree. Tessa says the bigger they are, the harder they fall. These two may be big and bad, but Beast and JG aren’t on Tessa’s level! Tessa starts shoving but JG scoops her up! Tessa slips out and shoves JG into Beast! Beast fights with JG while Tessa runs away! Fans are thunderous but officials hurry to pull the Queen of the Amazon and the Alpha Female apart! Will Tessa regret standing between these two Women of Wrestling?
The Monster of Madness started her career 15 years ago, during a time when Women’s Wrestling wasn’t taken as seriously. “From the very beginning, people were telling me, ‘You’re not gonna make it very far here’.” They said she was too big, too different, and she struggled for those first few years. Havoc was trying to figure out who she should be, when one day she realized, she only had to be what she wanted to be. Havoc transformed herself and embraced the darkness.
The “Women’s Revolution” only just started a few years ago, with all these “glamorous girls” showing off what they worked so hard for, when it was women like Havoc who put in the work and carried the load. “There is a reason when these women get in the ring with me, they stare at me from across the ring, terrified.” The mask comes off, and she unleashes the monster! Who will be the first Woman of Wrestling to lose to the madness?
Havoc VS Fire!
The Monster of Madness makes her WOW TV debut and it’s against the fan favorite who finally got on a hot streak. Will Havoc put out the flames? Or will she be burned in her debut?
The bell rings and Havoc rushes Fire! Fire dodges and keeps her distance. Havoc laughs as she gives chase, but Fire keeps away. Fire ducks down but Havoc catches her by her hair! Havoc throws a heavy forearm then gets in the ref’s face. Havoc drags Fire up and clams on, to lift Fire high over head! She throws Fire to a corner, then shrieks while fans boo and jeer. Havoc runs in but Fire dodges! Fire comes back with a dropkick! And a corner splash! Fans fire up with Fire as she fires off kicks! Havoc stays up as Fire runs. Fire dodges to dropkick again, but Havoc stays standing. Fire tries a second but Havoc only steps back. Fans fire up as Fire runs, but Havoc boots her right down! Havoc shrieks again as she drags Fire up. Havoc thrashes Fire around and tosses her to the ropes!
Fans continue to cheer Fire on but Havoc is right on her at the ropes. Havoc chokes Fire but then stops at 4. She shouts at the ref to back off, then grins as she stalks Fire to a corner. Havoc puts Fire in a full nelson, then lifts for a stretch! Fire endures while fans rally up. Havoc shifts to a waistlock, wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Fire survives and Havoc is shocked. Havoc stretches Fire back in a modified camel clutch. Fire endures as Havoc gets the full clutch on. Havoc also pulls hair but the ref counts. Havoc clubs Fire down at 4! Fans rain down boos while Havoc looms over Fire. Havoc lifts Fire and snap suplexes hard! Havoc drags Fire to the center and says this is the end. Leg drop misses!
Fire fires back kicks! And a mule kick! Havoc’s down, Fire covers, TWO! Fire climbs up fast, big crossbody! But Havoc catches her easily! Havoc pops Fire up, Air Raid Crash! Cover, Havoc wins!
Winner: Havoc, by pinfall
The Monster of Madness wins her debut and soaks up the heat. Will she only continue to wreak havoc on the WOW roster?
WOW reports on a recent incident with one of their wrestlers.
Keta Rush was jumped in the arena alley after a WOW live event. McLane and Keta went to the production truck to examine the footage to shed light on the assailants. The security cameras caught it all as Keta was jumped 2v1. To think it was someone Keta thought of as a friend. Keta wants after her in the ring, but will she get the payback she wants?
Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella!
The Disciplinarian and her supervisor want all the other Women of Wrestling to fall in line, and now they look to straighten out WOW’s number one party girl. Will Davidson and Smart have fun ruining Chella’s fun?
The bell rings and Chella gets the fans hyped up. Davidson just sneers as she lunges at Chella. Chella ducks and rolls and has a good time, but it only annoys Davidson and Smart. Chella and Davidson tie up and go around. Davidson pulls Chella’s hair and puts her in a corner. Davidson gets right in Chella’s face about her behavior, but Chella doesn’t get what’s so bad about partying. Chella simply wishes Davidson peace, but Davidson swings on her! Chella dodges and headlocks back. She gets the headlock takeover, but Davidson stands up. Davidson lifts Chella but Chella counters with another takedown! Davidson prevents a cover and manages to get a headscissors! Chella gets out and gets the headlock back!
Davidson gets up again and pries out to a hammerlock. Davidson gets the headlock now then shifts to a snapmare. Chella handsprings through to get the headlock back again! Davidson powers out but Chella hops up for body scissors, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, TWO! Davidson trash talks Chella and clubs her, then hits a running neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Smart grows annoyed but Davidson stays on Chella at the ropes. Davidson chokes Chella but the ref backs her off. So Smart chokes Chella while he’s not looking! Smart gets away with it and Davidson drags Chella back up. Davidson gourd busters Chella, then drops the double stomps! Cover, TWO! Davidson keeps her cool as she whips Chella. Chella body scissors again, but into a wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Chella still lives and Smart is annoyed.
Davidson clubs Chella to the ropes, and Smart SMACKS her with the ruler! The referee warns Smart while Davidson puts Chella in a corner. Davidson whips corner to corner but Chella goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Davidson hip attacks Chella fast! Then she goes side to side for the wash! Davidson drags Chella to a cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Chella but Davidson stays on her with a clutch. Chella endures and fans rally up. Chella powers up but Davidson clubs her down! Davidson drags Chella up into the fireman’s carry, but Chella fights out! Chella shoves and kicks away! Davidson swings but Chella bobs ‘n’ weaves! Chella says “Peace!” then sweeps the legs! Chella fires up and hits Meteora! Cover, TWO!
Chella keeps going, hitting a shining wizard in the corner! She rolls Davidson out then heads up top. Davidson staggers, big crossbody from Chella! Cover, TWO!! Chella can’t believe she didn’t get that. She swings a kick but Davidson ducks! Davidson fireman’s carry, TKO Neckbreaker! Cover, Davidson wins!
Winner: Kristen Davidson by pinfall
The Disciplinarian scratches off one wild child, but with a lot of help from Ms. Smart. Who else will learn not to mess with Davidson and Smart?
“Who’s next on the Psycho Sisters’ devastation list?” Oh, it’s the Lioness! “Faithy Jay, you think you’re from the streets?” Razor IS the street! The streets raised Razor. She left everything in the street. You think facing Razor is just facing another wrestler? Razor gets what she wants and never backs down. When you step to her, you’ll feel the Razor’s Edge. That WOW first-time show down is next!
Reintroducing: Faith the Lioness.
Growing up, her parents encouraged Faith to be herself and never change to fit someone else’s ideals. People have said she’s too tall for this or too thick for that, but she defies them to become who she is today. From ballet to rap to kickboxing, Faith has always had pride in who she was. She wants to blend dancing, music and wrestling into one, but her debut was a bit rough against The Beast. But even so, like a lion, she faces everything without fear. Faith was able to accept her defeat because of how great her debut felt. She can’t really put the feeling into words, but she knows she wants more. Losing only makes you stronger, because it’s about getting back up. Will Faith stand strong and get that first win?
Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness!
The Daughter of Darkness had her WOW TV debut and was successful. Now it’s time to see if the Vanguard of Violence can do the same. Will Razor cut down Faith’s pride? Or will the lioness finally sink her teeth into a victory?
The bell rings and the two approach fast and furious! Faith pushes Razor but she turns it around to put her in the corner. Razor SLAPS Faith, so Faith shoves Razor! Faith gets a headlock takeover fast, and grinds Razor to the mat. Razor stands up and powers out, only for Faith to run her over. Things speed up and Faith shows her agility! She gets another headlock takeover! Razor headscissor counters but Faith pops right out. They speed up again, Faith goes Matrix! She mule kicks and whips but Razor reverses. Fury swipes at Faith’s feet, and then Razor clobbers her! Cover, TWO! Razor grits her teeth as she drags Faith up and clubs her down. Razor stomps Faith to the ropes, then fakes an eyelash in her eye. The ref doesn’t see Fury choke Faith on the ropes!
Fans boo as Fury gets away with it, and Razor goes after Faith in a corner. Razor clubs away then whips corner to corner. Razor runs in for a big splash! She snapmares Faith down hard, then heads to a corner. She runs out, but Faith dodges the senton! Faith Penalty Kicks Razor, then scoop slams her down! Cover, TWO! Faith keeps her focus as she heads to a corner. She hops up but Razor clubs her down! Razor drags Faith up for another hard snapmare, and into a chinlock. Razor grinds Faith to the mat but fans rally up. Fury trolls the fans while Faith feeds off their energy. Jawbreaker frees Faith! Razor staggers while Faith runs, but Razor runs her over! Cover, TWO!
Razor grows frustrated and she takes it out on Faith with more clubbing forearms. But Faith CHOPS back! Faith runs into a kick, and Razor hits The Stroke, half-nelson facebuster! Razor doesn’t end it there, she drags Faith up into a camel clutch! Faith endures as Razor grinds her forearms and digs her nails in! Faith gets an arm free, and then the other! She slips out the back but Razor clobbers her! Razor stomps Faith then bumps her off the mat. Faith crawls to a corner but Razor stomps her again. Razor grabs the arms for a surfboard stomp! Razor drags Faith to a cover, TWO! Faith lives and Razor is furious! Razor bumps Faith off buckles hard, then throws CHOPS! Razor whips corner to corner and runs in, but Faith boots her back! Faith roundhouses Razor down!
Fans fire up as Faith climbs up high. But Fury goes after a leg! Faith kicks Fury away then leaps at Razor for a BIG missile dropkick! Cover, Faith wins!!
Winner: Faith the Lioness by pinfall
The fans give a standing ovation for Faith’s first WOW TV victory! But Fury ruins the moment by attacking from behind! The Psycho Sisters beat down Faith, then toss her out of the ring! Fans boo but the damage is done. Will Fury and Razor continue to do what they want to every Woman of Wrestling they encounter?
Coming soon: Nikki Krampus.
As her last name suggests, the Norwegian Nightmare embodies the fearsome might of the punisher of misdeeds. She makes her debut next week, who will be the first to face their retribution?
Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard!
The Born Legend loves to talk trash about the Wonder Woman of Wrestling, Santana Garrett, but she should actually be thankful to her. If not for that double pin, Tessa would have lost last week’s Triple Threat and the Queen of the Amazon would again reign. Now there’s a second chance for the third-generation wrestler, will she make the best of this golden opportunity?
Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the streamers fly! Fans are already fired up with the bell, and Tessa circles with JG. They tie up, Tessa gets a wristlock. JG rolls and rolls to get free but Tessa backs off. Tessa and JG tie up again and Tessa gets a waistlock. JG standing switches but Tessa snapmares through to a chinlock. Tessa grinds JG down but JG gets up and works her way out. JG gets a keylock but Tessa reverses to a hammerlock to roll JG! ONE, and JG sweeps to cover! ONE, and Tessa returns the sweep, ONE! Tessa gets up but JG scares her off with a step! Tessa bails out and gets a breather. JG lets Tessa take her time, and Tessa returns to tie up again.
JG gets the headlock now and grinds Tessa down. Tessa tries but can’t power out of JG’s grip. Tessa fights with body shots and powers out, but JG runs her over! JG runs but Tessa speeds things up, only to run into a dropkick! Tessa scrambles to a corner and JG whips. Tessa reverses and rocks JG with a forearm against the ropes! She whips JG into ropes, then runs, but JG dodges the rope attack just in time! Tessa hits the ropes herself and is stinging! Fans rally up as JG drags Tessa up in a waistlock. Tessa standing switches and pushes JG to forearm her on the rebound. Tessa runs again, and dropkicks JG into the ropes! Cover, ONE!! JG is tougher than Tessa thought, but Tessa keeps her cool.
Tessa stalks JG to a corner to rock her with another right forearm! She whips JG corner to corner, then runs in, but into a boot! JG hops up but Tessa sweeps the legs! Draping code breaker! Cover, ONE!? Tessa is shocked JG is this tough! Fans rally up and it only eggs Tessa on. Tessa drags JG up to whip, but JG reverses to another dropkick! Both women are down and crawling for opposite corners. They run at each other and JG hits lariat after lariat! JG hits a corner shining wizard, then a BIG German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! JG gets up and drags Tessa up. JG fireman’s carry while fans duel. Tessa fights out, to a hammerlock, but JG powers out! JG hits a leaping knee! Then a scoop but Tessa slips out! Tessa wrenches, sweeps the legs, armbar!
JG endures as Tessa makes the armbar part Triangle! But the legs are on the throat, that’s a choke, the referee will not count this submission! JG powers up as Tessa keeps squeezing. JG deadlifts Tessa but bombs her into the referee! The referee is down and out of the ring! JG scoops Tessa, Jungle Driver!! JG keeps going, climbing up top. Fans fire up as JG leaps, Jungle Splash!! Cover, but there’s NO ref to count! JG’s had Tessa down for more than long enough but where’s a ref?! Here’s the BEAST instead! The Beast SPEARS Jungle Grrrl! Fans are thunderous as Beast drags JG up again, for the BEAST BOMB! The Alpha Female decimates JG and then drags the ref into the ring! Tessa crawls to a cover, the ref counts it, Tessa wins!!
Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; NEW WOW World Champion
The Beast has made her mark! The Born Legend is the new champion, and Jungle Grrrl was pinned for the first time in her WOW career! But of course, The Beast still wants the belt for her own, and Tessa shouts that she’s not afraid. Will Tessa be able to retain when The Beast is the one who helped her win? What will former WOW World Champion, Santana Garrett, have to say about this?
What a wild episode of WOW! Havoc, who is of course Jessicka Havok, had a decent delivery of her promo. She gets points for taking up the banner of the independent wrestling women who got the ball rolling for the Women’s (R)Evolution as coined by WWE. But she loses points for me for being yet another of the “inner darkness” kind of Heels I’m seeing in not just WOW but a few other promotions. Be proud of being big and tough, but be different. Especially when the Psycho Sisters are already filling that role of the dark, edgy Heels. Unless she becomes the third sister…
Razor VS Faith was a good match, and Faith is clearly talented. Faith feels like she could get a top Face push down the road the way she was booked against The Beast and then here against Razor. I’m still thinking the WOW World Tag Team Championships are going to be revived and a team like the Psycho Sisters would be a top Heel choice for those. Davidson VS Chella was an okay match, but there are a lot of Heels with Managers right now. I’m wondering if Davidson & Smart will get a dedicated opponent for the story their gimmick tells.
Of all the possibilities for their world title, I didn’t think they’d reset with Santana bowing out. That’s a great Face move putting family over career but it really gave Tessa Blanchard a big second chance. I did call The Beast getting involved, and it worked out perfectly to get some heat on both her and Tessa. Jungle Grrrl VS The Beast is still coming, no doubt about that. That match might be hotter than Santana coming back to get at Tessa. Not only that, but I’m hoping WOW decides to give us an episode where it’s just those two matches so that each one gets 20 to 25 minutes. As fun as it’s been to always have three to four matches a night, having two amazing matches would really help WOW gain some momentum.
My Score: 8.3/10
Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Uncaged Ratings & Review
With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?
With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?
The pseudo-PPV atmosphere is sure to bring in more consistent viewership, but they’re in an interesting spot. Taya and Tessa are really the only two credible Knockouts unless Gail comes out of retirement (since Rosemary, Su and Jordynne are in the same storyline), so we’ll probably see this get extended somehow. As for the other title match, The Machine has a lot of support and wrestling fans all know the money is in the chase. So I could see Cage getting “screwed” again, but I’d much rather see Cage with the title.
So let’s get hype for the show with a video package of the returning Reno Scum!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 16, 2019
- Knockout’s Championship Street Fight: Tessa Blanchard vs Taya Valkyrie (c) – Taya retains via Double Footstomp through Table – *** 3/4
- ‘All Ego’ Ethan Page vs Willie Mack: Mack wins via Stunner – ** 1/2
- Elimination 4v4: Team Impact (Fallah Bahh, Sami Callihan, Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards) vs Team AAA (Puma King, Psycho Clown, Hijo del Vikingo & Aerostar): Team AAA 4-3 – *** 3/4
- Fatal 4 Way Impact World Championship: Killer Kross vs Moose vs Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage: Johnny retains via Starship Pain on Moose – *** 1/4
Both women come out with throwback shirts. Tessa comes out with the old school Four Horsemen shirt and Taya comes out in her Perros de Mal shirt (old Triple A stable she was in with Perro Aguayo Jr). This match was a little awkward at times, and the first table they had ” La Wera Loca vs Diamond” painted on, didn’t break after two spear attempts. Really good hardcore style action, with chairs, insults, ring posts and another table. Definitely more of a brawl than wrestling, but after the table didn’t break the subsequent spots seemed to be a little off. Still a solid match, entertaining to watch, good way to start off the Uncaged show. Dios perdona, los perros no.
After a quick promo with Team Impact, Scarlett joins Melissa during the commercial break moment and she’s barely dressed and her and Melissa start doing squats. I mean they’re doubling down on sex sells, and I’m not even mad.
Mack and Page was a solid match. Good brawling, Willie’s agility outlasted Page’s strikes. One would assume the winner should be closer to an X Division title shot at least. So it should be interesting where this leads.
Killer Kross follows that with his typical chilling, slightly unhinged promo, and damn it was well done.
The interesting thing about the commercial break stuff tonight is Melissa doing live interviews with different people. It’s kinda neat, like extra content.
Team Triple A has a clap back promo after the commercial, which says the Cup is staying in Mexico. If memory serves, Team Triple A beat Team TNA in the first World X Cup, so I’m curious if they’ll pull from that for a storyline.
Sami Callihan calls out Swann one more time, Swann throws the shirt at Callihan, so a fight ensues. Swann gets the best of things momentarily, but an eye gauge allows Sami the opening to toss Rich around a little, Piledriver him on the stage and then Powerbomb him off the stage through a table. So I guess Sami will get the X Divison shot, but might have to go through Willie Mack first in the following weeks before Rebellion.
A lot of fun fast paced action, good dives, good strikes, nice story telling and only one slip so far from Aerostar. Eli Drake is the first one eliminated by Puma King because he tries to tell Eddie to not use the kendo stick, but tries to use it himself, Eddie catches him and takes his stick back, then pushing Eli. So one Gedo Clutch later, Eli is eliminated by pinfall. Fallah Bah eliminates Vikingo after a Twisted Running Powerslam. Aerostar eliminates Bahh after a Crucifix Pin when Bahh misses the Banzai Drop. Boston Knee Party from Eddie eliminates Aerostar. Piledriver from Sami eliminates Puma King. Two on one advantage with Sami and Eddie against Psycho Clown. Eddie hits a Boston Knee Party lays out Psycho Clown, but Sami pushes Eddie off and tries to steal the spotlight, only a two count, Psycho Rolls Up Sami for the pinfall elimination. Eddie has Psycho on the ropes, but Eli returns, takes Kenny the Kendo Stick and distracts Eddie. Then he hits Eddie to give Psycho a shot to hit a Backstabber, followed up the La Magistral for the victory. So Impact kinda played themselves, but it was a damn good match with a lot to unpack.
Melissa finally returns after a few commercial breaks off, with Sami Callihan and David Crist. This was ridiculous but great. Just erratic idiocy, they steal Melissa’s sandals at some point, David sings “Hey there Samuel” and Sami does a pitch like a dating service while Melissa is getting her sandals. So dumb, but great.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 16, 2019
Small promotional video package for Reno Scum. Returning to Impact for the first time since the first wave of GFW “invasion” (nearly 2 years).
A quick little moment with Dark Allie, Su Yung and Rosemary, followed by a commercial with Melissa and KM & Fallah Bahh. Very funny, Melissa plays off the wrestlers well. She needs to stick around since she’s got a nice personality and seems to work well with most of the guys.
Scarlett with a weird video package, her in a bed, a little moan and showing cleavage is her formula. So if it ain’t broke, I’m not gonna fix it, shut up, stop judging me!
LAX joins Melissa before the main event and the Latina comes out in her. She’s more animated that usual, very fun and entertaining. She even busts their chops a little, but they take it in stride and seem to enjoy each other’s company.
Since the match starts with only about 12 minutes before time limit the match wasn’t going to be a technical masterpiece, but for what it was it was fun. It was more of a brawl, since there were 3 bigger guys. Kross had a bunch of moments looking like a beat, Cage looked like a million bucks hitting the Drill Claw on both Moose and Kross. But Johnny pulled the opportunistic thing, and while Kross and Cage were tied up, Johnny pulls Moose to the corner, barely hits Starship Pain and sneaks in a pinfall before Cage finishes the Drill Claw + pin on Kross. So Johnny retains while looking like a punk, and the crowd wanted nothing to do with him. Terminator claps most of the match.
.@MrGMSI_BCage had the World Championship right within his fingertips once again…
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 16, 2019
Overall Score: 7.5/10
Solid solid show from start to finish. Tessa and Taya got things kicked off well, Melissa doing backstage interviews as the Twitch commercial break stuff was great. World Cup match was fun and set up a few storylines for the Impact stars while Team Triple A got the home field advantage win. Main event was a little disappointing to be honest. Johnny has worn out his fan support both in Mexico and on Twitch chat. Granted yes, I’m hopeful this is building towards a big blow off at Rebellion, maybe with Cage going over and Austin Aries returning, but I guess we’ll have to see.
Also from the main event, we see some cracks in the Moose and Kross alliance, so that could definitely be an interesting match in the near future.
So yeah, we have a lot to chew on moving into TV tapings for the shows leading up to Rebellion, but from a completely playlist mentality view point, Cage got screwed. Brian Cage better be getting this damn title soon, or I want him to put Don Callis through the announce table.
Now the weekly Twitch viewers portion:
- Week 1: High – 10,350 / Low – 8,500
- Week 2: High – 8,000 / Low – 6,500
- Week 3: High – 8,500 / Low – 7,900
- Week 4: High – 7,100 / Low – 5,300
- Week 5: High – 7,450 / Low – 5,650
- Uncaged: High – 9,000/ Low – 8,000
Well it looks like people just need a reason to tune in. Not only was this week mostly main event talent, but since the event had was named, I feel like people just expected better quality. So still no record breaking high, but solid numbers throughout the entire show.