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It’s the Raw After Super Show-Down! Degeneration X promise to respond to the actions of the Brothers of Destruction after the #LastTimeEver No DQ match!!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bobby Lashley w/ Lio Rush VS Kevin Owens; Lashley wins.
  • Six Woman Tag: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins VS The Riott Squad; Rousey & The Bellas win.
  • Finn Balor & Bayley VS Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox; Finn & Bayley win.
  • “Acting General Manager Baron Corbin’s Global Battle Royal: El Conquistador/Kurt Angle wins and qualifies for the WWE World Cup.
  • Ember Moon VS Nia Jax; Ember wins.
  • Bobby Roode & Chad Gable VS The Ascension; Roode & Gable win.
  • Six Man Tag: The Shield VS The Pack; The Pack wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Triple H returns to Raw!

And he’s not here as the COO but as The Game! But he’s not alone, he has the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels, with him! HHH & HBK stand in the ring together and Chicago goes wild for having them both back. “Twenty-five years is a long time to climb a mountain,” HHH says. “But you climb that mountain because it’s the biggest, baddest, deadliest mountain in the world.” You climb step by step, inch by inch, year after year up that mountain! HHH & HBK should be on top of the world after Super Show Down because they made it to the summit. But then an avalanche came and makes them both wonder if that mountain was just a lie. We relive Super Show Down with an epic recap video.

It was the Last Time Ever, and in NO DISQUALIFICATION thanks to HHH pulling some strings. The Game and the Dead Man went toe to toe while HBK and Kane watched. It got brutal, it got rough, and it got personal as HBK and Kane would even get involved in their own ways. But in the end, The Game conquered death. All seemed right with the world as all four living legends celebrated together. But in reality, it was not alright with Taker, as he and the Big Red Machine would beat down and decimate Degeneration X!

We return to the present as HHH says “Respect is a word that’s lost its significance as of late.” Respect is not something DX gives very easily. It takes a lot to earn their respect, like when a hero takes you under their wing because they see something special in you and make you into something more. Or like when you spend an entire career fighting everyone and everything together. Or when you stick to your word, even when everyone tells you not to or wants you to go against it. Obviously HHH speaks of HBK. HBK himself speaks now, saying that you sometimes respect what someone once was. But then you realize respect isn’t always a two-way street.

Those who made the flight like HBK did, you know it is “a long friggin flight.” It was a long time for HBK to think about that beating. HBK thought about the last eight “long years” that he sat by and honored his word out of respect that never actually existed! When he touched down in Chicago, HBK was gonna leave but HHH stopped him and said the three words HBK never thought he’d hear again: “Are you ready?” HHH says them now. But that isn’t directed to HBK anymore, it’s aimed at the Brothers of Destruction!! Crown Jewel, ARE YOU READY!? Because Degeneration X is! Taker, Kane, HBK says this with absolutely NO respect: “If you’re not down with that, we’ve got two words for ya.” SUCK IT! Is the WWE Universe ready for this?! Or will DX soon Rest In Peace?

 

Bobby Lashley w/ Lio Rush VS Kevin Owens!

The Heavyweight that’s back to Dominate managed to do just that with the Franchise, JOHN CENA, by his side at Super Show Down. But now he goes it alone with his Manager of the Hour in his corner against the Prizefighter. Will this grudge finally end? Or will Kevin get even with Lashley by any means necessary?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up and Lashley shoves Kevin down. Kevin goes to a corner to compose himself. He and Lashley circle and tie up again, but Lashley again shoves him down. Kevin bails out while Lio laughs at him on the mic. “He’s not ready, he’s never ready.” Lio coaches Lashley up while Kevin returns. They tie up and Kevin gets a waistlock. Kevin slaps Lashley’s head a bit before putting on the headlock. Lashley powers out then runs him over with a shoulder. Lio talks up the muscles while Lashley flexes. Lashley throws hands on Kevin then bumps him off buckles. Lashley throws more hands then whips Kevin. He runs in corner to corner but Kevin dodges. Lashley stops himself, Kevin keeps moving but Lashley leaps up over him.

Kevin dumps Lashley out on the return, but Lashley leaps right up to the apron! Kevin punches Lashley back down, then builds speed! Lashley moves but Kevin simply slows down and exits the ring. Lashley turns around to get a sucker punch from Kevin! Kevin taunts Lio but Lio is more concerned with why fans cheer for Kevin. Kevin turns around and gets a lariat from Lashley! Lio says he knew Kevin wasn’t going to suicide dive. He then talks up Lashley more as he starts a chant. Fans boo Lio and Lashley instead, but Kevin clotheslines Lashley back out of the ring. Kevin slingshots to the apron, jumps the swipe then mule kicks Lashley. Kevin slingshots back into then run and FLY out! Chicago is on KO’s side just for that alone.

Kevin taunts Lio while Lio coaches up “Big Man” Lashley. Lashley stands but Kevin comes out to throw punches. They brawl now but Lashley gets the edge. Lashley brings Kevin around the side then whips him into barriers. Lashley runs in but Kevin dodges, sending Lashley into barriers! Kevin has control while we go to break.

Raw returns and Lashley has Kevin in a chinlock. Fans rally up for Kevin while he endures, and Kevin feeds off that energy. Lio coaches Lashley but Kevin elbows. Lashley shifts but Kevin continues to fight out. Kevin elbows Lashley from the corner while Lio starts up a chant again. Lashley misses in the corner but Kevin chases Lio around the outside! Lio tells Kevin to leave him alone, focus on Lashley. But the chase is on! Kevin catches up but Lashley saves Lio. Lashley whips Kevin hard into steel steps! Lio says that’s what Kevin gets for touching the Man of the Hour. Lashley brings Kevin up to whip him into barriers! Lashley drags Kevin up but Chicago boos. Lio ignores it as he chants for his client.

Lashley puts Kevin in the ring and then a corner. He throws forearms but Chicago wants Kevin to “Fight Owens Fight!” Lashley whips Kevin corner to corner and hits a big clothesline. Lio wants another, and Lashley runs in for the big shoulder. Lashley grins as he brings Kevin out. Kevin reverses the suplex to fight back with furious forearms! Kevin runs, but into the SPINEBUSTER! Lio loves it! Lashley flexes, then drags Kevin up. Lashley lifts Kevin for the Vertigo Suplex! Lio says “Not a chance!” as Lashley covers. TWO!! Chicago cheers for Kevin but Lio still chants for Lashley. Lashley looms over Kevin, brings him up for a full nelson and thrashes him around. Lio says “Make him pay, make him suffer!”

But Kevin stomps on Lashley’s feet, then pries at the fingers. Kevin frees himself and then SUPERKICKS Lashley! Then a stunner! Cover, TWO!! Lashley survives and Lio is relieved. Lio continues to coach Lashley but Chicago is still on Kevin’s side as he climbs up. Fans anticipate what’s coming and so does Lio. Lio distracts and Lashley trips Kevin up. Kevin is caught in a Tree of Woe situation, and Lashley boots the bad leg! Kevin staggers around but Lashley sweeps the legs with another big kick. Lashley then drags Kevin up to finish him with the Dominator! Cover, Lashley wins!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall

Lashley and Lio are proving lethal on Raw, but will this change in attitude be what they need to make it to the top?

One thing is clear, Lashley isn’t done with Kevin! He goes after the bad leg, then swings it into the post! Lashley is ruthless but Lio feels that’s not enough. Lashley scares the refs off before going after the other leg with the post! Then Lashley leaps up onto the apron to soak it all in. The Big Man and his 23 year old piece of gold manager are looking to make a statement. Is the message received by Constable Baron Corbin in the back?

 

WWE announces the Crown Jewel World Cup!

It will be a one-day tournament during the special event in Saudi Arabia with eight male superstars, four from Raw and four from SmackDown. The winner will be crowned the very best in the WWE. The qualifiers begin now, but one man is already in just on his resume. It’s none other than JOHN CENA! One of the most decorated in WWE History is of course a 16-time world champion, and has always been about the big matches. Will Cena be ready for the other seven men in this tournament? Will he truly be crowned THE best?

 

Backstage interview with Finn Balor & Bayley.

Team B’n’B have a rematch of sorts with #Mahalicia. These two are working great together, but do they think Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox can finally get on the same page? Same page? They’re not even on the same planet! Mahal and Alicia are great individuals, but when they’re together, they argue over who is in charge. B’n’B are like two peas in a pod, PB&J, Batman & Robin. Which one is Batman? They can both be Batman. But then Lio & Lashley come by, still feeling good about their own win. Did you all see what Lashley did out there? This is the real scoop right here. Bayley speaks up, this was their time. But why are they talking about hugs? Lashley just ripped Kevin apart. B’n’B huh? Bayley & Balor, Balor & Bayley, but with Lio’s words and Lashley’s muscles, that is too sweet. Have L’n’L just made enemies of B’n’B?

 

Ladies and Gentlemen: Elias.

The Drifter has come to Chicago and he plays another little tune. When these legends speak of WWE, they speak about Elias. When HHH, Taker, Kane & HBK speak of WWE, they mean Elias. They may not admit it, but one man who knows the truth is John Cena. Chicago doesn’t like Cena, but Cena knows what we all know, WWE means “Walk With Elias!” Elias is willing to admit when he’s wrong, but that match in Australia was not his fault. He has a song, so please silence phones and hold applause, but most importantly, shut your mouths.

Elias begins, and sings “Lost in Australia, but honestly it wasn’t fair. I was distracted by so many things, most of all, John Cena’s hair.” When Elias heard the accents, he almost refused to do the show. But when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, he’s in Chicago. The food was so gross, he almost caught a disease. But Elias feels better because the Cubs won’t be in the World Series. Fans boo but Elias just sits and waits it out. But he’s interrupted by Ronda Rousey! Chicago loves Ronda, and loves that she’s up next!

Six Woman Tag: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins VS The Riott Squad!

Super Show Down wasn’t enough for Ruby, Liv & Sarah, they want to try again in the States. Can they get revenge for the loss down under in the Windy City?

The Squad is ready to go already, as are Ronda, Nikki & Brie. The ref keeps the peace and the teams sort out. Brie and Liv start, and everyone knows there’s bad blood from last Raw. Liv and Brie circle, but then Liv gets face to face to boop and SLAP her! Brie hits back, but Liv ducks the Yes Kick to get some hands on Brie! Chicago goes wild as the two scrap on the mat and fall out of the ring! The ref tries to restore order again, but it’s Sarah & Ruby that get rabid little Liv off Brie. Nikki and Ronda bring Brie away, too, and things cool off.

Sarah tags in and so does Ronda. Sarah wants her own payback but Ronda gives her knees instead! Ronda whips but Sarah reverses. Sarah misses but Ronda gets her in a judo flip! Sarah bails out but Ronda scares Ruby and Liv off. The Squad regroups while we go to break.

Raw returns and Ruby has Nikki down. Ruby drags Nikki up and whips, but Nikki reverses to reel Ruby in for a spinebuster! Nikki and Ruby are down, but crawling. Fans rally up as Nikki rallies on Ruby with big clotheslines. She dropkicks Ruby, too, then runs in corner to corner. Big clothesline and then the Fearless enziguri! Cover, TWO! Nikki drags Ruby over and tags Brie. The Bellas work to double code breaker Ruby down. Ruby gets to ropes, so Brie Mode activates! Brie runs but the Squad bails Ruby out. Ruby then drags Brie out for the STO! The Squad backs off and Ruby puts Brie back in. Cover, TWO! Ruby keeps on Brie by bringing her over for a buckle bump. Tag to Liv and Liv gets to stomp a mudhole on Brie. She backs off to then tag Sarah, and Sarah drags Brie up.

Sarah snapmares Brie into a cobra clutch. Fans rally and Brie stands up. Brie fights out and arm-drags Sarah off. Sarah tackles Brie down from the side! Sarah drags Brie up and whips, for a hip toss. The country viking howls then rams a knee into Brie! Cover, TWO! Sarah tags in Liv and holds her for Liv’s enziguri! Cover, TWO! Liv drags Brie over and tags in Ruby. Liv holds Brie for Ruby’s roundhouse. Cover, TWO! Ruby puts Brie in a cravat, but Nikki and Ronda rally with the afns. Brie powers her way to her corner but Ruby knees her and then hits Nikki for good measure. Ruby taunts Ronda but the Squad gets away with sucker stomps. Brie fights up then climbs up for a missile dropkick! Ruby and Brie are down but stirring. Ronda wants in, Brie gets the tag!

Ronda rallies on the Squad, but Ruby rolls her up! TWO!! Ruby brings Ronda up but Ronda monkey flips her away. Ronda fires up and throws those hands! She drags Ruby up for knees, then rolls her out for the ROWDY SLAM! But she doesn’t cover, she puts on the ARMBAR! The Bellas intercept the Squad, Ruby taps! Ronda & The Bellas win again!

Winners: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins, Ronda by submission

That’s twice this trio wins over the Riott Squad! They all celebrate together again, but then The Bellas attack Ronda! The Bellas are truly back as they stomp a mudhole into Ronda. Brie drags Ronda up but gets thrown down! Ronda glares at Nikki, who started this. Nikki throws a punch but Ronda throws her! The Baddest Woman on the Planet won’t show mercy but Brie pushes her into a post to save her twin. Referees rush in but the attack is still on with more stomps.

But then Ronda grabs Brie by the throat! Nikki saves Brie and then they both shove Ronda into steel steps! Nikki throws Ronda down by her hair, then into the barriers! The Bellas still aren’t done, they drag Ronda to the LED apron and into the ring. Ronda is all but dead weight as The Bellas stand over her like fallen prey. The Bellas show no mercy, but will they come to regret this betrayal?

 

Finn Balor & Bayley VS Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox!

It’s a Mixed Match Challenge rematch as once again, the Extraordinary & Huggable take on the Modern Day Maharaja and Ms. Crazy like a Fox! Will B’n’B continue their clean sweep of #Mahalicia? Or will the Windy City bring winds of change for the winless?

The bell rings and the men start. Finn and Mahal tie up but Mahal quickly scoops and slams Finn. Cover, ONE, but Mahal puts Finn in a headlock. Finn fights up but Mahal drags him down. Bayley rallies the fans for Finn and Finn powers up again. Mahal drags Finn back down, though, not letting things go the way they did last week. Finn keeps fighting and powers out, only for Mahal to sunset flip. Finn rolls through to dropkick Mahal! Mahal rolls away to tag Alicia. Bayley comes in automatically and Finn gives her dropkick to Alicia a boost! Then they hit Mahal, and then Finn helps Bayley throw Mahal with headscissors! B’n’B are in charge and #Mahalicia are furious while we go to break.

Raw returns and Alicia has Bayley in a facelock. She shifts to a chinlock and thrashes Bayley around. Alicia throws Bayley down by her hair, then stomps her hands. Alicia stomps Bayley’s feet, too, then throws in a forearm. Mahal applauds the “Captain” while she covers, TWO! Alicia keeps on Bayley with a waistlock, but Bayley fights out as fans rally. Bayley reaches but Alicia brings her around by her hair. Bayley uses that momentum to throw Alicia out! Alicia hurries back in but Bayley tosses her back out! Tag to Finn! Finn rallies on Mahal, whips but Mahal reverses only to get forearms. Finn gets the takedown and double stomps!

Fans fire up as Finn runs in for the chop. Finn whips but Mahal reverses, only for Finn to go up and over. Finn runs nito a boot, but he swing kicks Mahal off the top. Slingblade is countered but Finn still gets around for the elbow drop DDT! Cover, but Alicia breaks it. Bayley returns but Alicia dodges, Sunil takes the hit! Alicia tosses Bayley out but Bayley drags Alicia out. Finn dodges Mahal and swing kicks him down. Mahal’s in the drop zone, Finn clibs up, and Chicago stansd for teh Coup de Grace! Cover, B’n’B win again!

Winners: Finn Balor & Bayley, Finn pinning

The Extraordinary & Huggable continue their roll, but will that roll come to a screeching halt when they face The Monster & the Moon tomorrow night? Or can they avoid the Eclipse and stay undefeated?

 

The Pack meets backstage.

They had one little slip up in Australia, but tonight they’ll do it. Ziggler wants the Monster to smash, and he wants McIntyre to be the terminator. But McIntyre knows what to do. He doesn’t like Ziggler calling the shots. He reminds Ziggler that he was the one to get pinned. Instead of worrying about them, Ziggler should worry about pulling his own weight. Ziggler sees what this is, but then Strowman tells them to both shut up! They need to remember why they’re here: to watch Strowman’s back so that HE can win the Universal Championship. Then they all win. They’ll put the Shield down for good, no excuses! Will the dogs of war succeed where they failed before?

Baron Corbin encounters Heath Slater.

The One Man Band wants his shot at the World Cup, by representing West Virginia in tonight’s Global Battle Royal. Corbin likes the initiative, everyone wants in on that. But the problem is, Slater’s no good. Slater is left out in the cold as the road to Crown Jewel heats up.

 

“Acting General Manager Baron Corbin’s Global Battle Royal!

Stephanie McMahon’s personally appointed Constable wants to make a good impression on the road to the first ever WWE World Cup Tournament. We already know THE John Cena will be part of this event, but who from this international line-up will be the first man from Raw to join him?

Corbin himself comes out to assess the best(?) from around the world. He says Crown Jewel will be historic, but the World Cup will be the biggest thing of all. Eight men, one tournament, and only one best in the world today. But to prove that he deserves to be in it and is the best, Corbin enters this battle royal himself. He knows it won’t be easy, he has the most “star-studded” competition possible. Just look at them! So much talent in one ring, it’s crazy. It’s like if the Avengers and the Justice League combined forces. The fans surely all know these men but he’ll introduce them himself.

From Russia, Gregor “The Sickle” Valkin! Representing Egypt, The Sultan of Shwarma! From Mexico, El Hombre Sin Nombre! Representing Poland, Stanislav the Squeezer! From Chile, The Cruel, The Cunning, Chilean Sea Bass! Representing Antarctica, Dr. Winston Borhees! From Belgium, Franz the Belgian Waffle! Representing Spain, the Conquistador! And last but not least, an amazing get, the Bronze Claw master, Thunder Montgomery of Luxembourg! Of course, Corbin represents America. The bell rings and it suddenly becomes US VS the World as they all surround Corbin! The Lone Wolf finds himself in a beat down! They put him in a corner and go to put him out! Corbin manages to power out, while Conquistador just rests on the outside. Corbin throws out the Waffle and then clotheslines out The Sickle.

Shwarma, Sin Nombre and Thunder go after Corbin but Corbin fights them off. Corbin finds himself outnumbered but he throws out the doctor and El Hombre. Sea Bass and The Squeezer put up a fight but Corbin throws the Chilean out first. Shwarma thins he has COrbin but is slammed out, then Corbon tosses the Squeezer. But wait, the Bronze Claw might do it! He uses the claw grip but Corbin punches out and throws Thunder out. Corbin thinks he won, but Conquistador was never eliminated! When Conquistador realizes this, he is a bit tentative. Corbin chases him, but then he runs into a German Suplex! And another! And another! Wait, a trio of suplexes? The Conquistador hits an OLYMPIC SLAM! Then he clotheslines Corbin out!

Winner: The Conquistador; qualifies for the WWE World Cup

Corbin is shocked, how did he lose to the Golden Gladiator of Spain!? It’s because it’s KURT ANGLE!! Kurt Angle returns from “vacation” and now competes at Crown Jewel! It’s true, it’s damn true!

 

Backstage interview with Kurt Angle.

First, congratulations on qualifying for the WWE World Cup, but what a great surprise! Welcome back! Well, Angle’s technically still on vacation. In which case, Angle takes his leave. We likely won’t see Angle again until Crown Jewel, can he go all the way in the tournament to be crowned THE best in WWE today?

 

Ember Moon VS Nia Jax!

While the Prophecy of Flame and Irresistible Force are now friends, that doesn’t mean they can’t compete against each other. Will Ember Eclipse Nia? Or will Nia bring down the Moon?

The bell rings and the two friends circle. They shake hands to show they still respect each other. Ember ducks and gets a headlock but Nia powers out. Nia hip tosses but Ember lands on her feet. Ember tries to arm-drag but Nia is too strong for that. Nia swats Ember to a corner in stead. Ember dodges the corner splash to kick away. She rocks Nia with an enziguri but Nia stays standing. Ember runs but her crossbody is swatted down, too! Ember backs off with frustration but Nia is waiting. Nia runs in and squashes Ember, then tosses her by her fiery hair! Nia looms over Ember, then brings her up. Ember slips around to a sleeper hold!

Nia throws her right off, then blocks the punch to whip. She pops Ember up but Ember headscissors Nia down. Ember dropkicks Nia out, then builds speed to DIVE! But she bounces off of Nia with no effect. Ember isn’t okay with that, but then Nia yanks her back out of the ring to send her down. Nia drags Ember back up and in a fireman’s carry, for a trophy lift. Ember escapes and throws a heavy right. Nia tosses Ember but they’re forgetting the ring count. Nia runs in but misses, hitting the LED instead! Ember gets in, Nia gets counted out!

Winner: Ember Moon, by count out

The War Goddess barely beat her new buddy, but a win is a win. Nia returns into the ring, and hugs Ember to show they’re still friends. Will this big win for the #Shenom help her get closer to the title?

 

Trish Stratus returns to Raw!

Chicago loves having the Hall of Fame and seven-time women’s champion back, but she knows that history is being made with the first ever All Women’s PPV, WWE Evolution. And Trish wants to talk about her opponent for that event, Alexa Bliss. In last week’s Moment of Bliss, Alexa gave us a Moment of BS. Trish wants to enlighten the “brat” with a Moment of Stratusfaction. However, that very bratty Goddess appears! And of course, she brings Mickie James along with her. Really? A Moment of Stratusfaction? How creative. But no one but these “dullards” will care. Alexa’s the one who “came up short” in math, though obviously that’s not the only pace. Oh wow, short jokes. But Alexa gets it, Trish is the legend showing the younger star how it’s done.

But to put insults aside, Alexa really is star struck having this match with Trish. Trish is a seven-time champion and Alexa watched her in her prime. Alexa can finally tell her face to face, “You sucked.” Like, really. Trish is lucky Alexa wasn’t around back then, because she wouldn’t be anything she is. Trish would’ve ended up in Alexa’s shadow! Well if she wants to prove that, let’s just do this here! Trish is ready, Alexa is ready, but then Mickie steps between them. Chicago doesn’t deserve to see this. And Mickie knows Trish knows nothing good ever happens in Chicago. Yes, Mickie, protect your little bestie. But since she knows what it’s like, tell Alexa what it’s like to face Trish. Then tell her Trish will “take care a bidness” just like that. They’ll get to see what an HoF level beat down feels like.

Mickie says she’d love to see what that’s like. In fact, maybe at Evolution, they could team up. A tag team match? Is that what Mickie is asking for? Well Trish would need a partner… But who? This is an extremely tough choice. But what about… LITA!! Yet another Hall of Fame women’s champion is here, and she actually joins her rival. They end up brawling but also sending Alexa running. Mickie has Trish but Lita turns her around for a BIG right hand. Then the Chick Kick! Lita climbs up, but Alexa saves Mickie. The Goddess and her sidekick get away, but will they be able to beat two of the all time best women in WWE?

 

The Shield speaks.

They bring us back to the bowels of the arena. The Pack tried to break them, but they don’t break. They’re not an alliance, or a friendship. They’re a brotherhood. Strowman, Ziggler, McIntyre, you three think you’re ruthless, but make no mistake, “you are not the bad guys.” The Shield are the bad guys. It doesn’t matter where it happens, the story stays the same. The Shield won’t bend, break or stop, they are the one true constant. They’re the Hounds of Justice, they are the Shield, #BelieveThat.

 

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable VS The Ascension!

Both halves of this #ReadyWillingandGLORIOUS team may have lost to Konnor 1v1, but perhaps they can turn it back around in tag team competition! Or will they instead end up left for dead in the Wasteland?

Konnor asks if it was Glorious when he beat Roode and then Gable in the middle of this ring? Konnor proves he’ll beat them both again, but that he and Viktor will end this charade for good! The bell rings and Konnor starts against Roode. Konnor dares Roode to do something. They tie up and Konnor powers Roode to a corner. Konnor continues to egg Roode on, and Roode gets a headlock. Konnor powers out but Gable tags in. Roode gets run over, but Gable flies in for the missile dropkick! Cover, TWO and Gable is set out of the ring! Viktor tags and Konnor goes after Gable but Gable throws hands. Gable gets in but is hit by Viktor’s leaping calf kick! Cover, TWO! Viktor puts Gable in the corner for sharp chops. He then stomps a mudhole into Gable before dragging him out. Cover, TWO!

Viktor tags Konnor and they mug Gable. Konnor brings Gable up for a big European Uppercut, then tags Viktor. Viktor snap suplexes and covers, TWO! Viktor wraps Gable up in a high keylock, but Roode rallies Chicago. Gable gets up but Viktor pulls him back down by the hair. Cover, TWO, but Viktor snapmares and fist drops. Cover, TWO! Viktor puts Gable back in that keylock, but Roode rallies the fans again. Gable powers his way over but Viktor throws Gable to the apron. Gable hits back then slides under. Viktor keeps him from reaching Roode, then yanks him away. Gable rolls, hot tag to Roode! Roode rallies on Viktor, then hits Konnor. Atomic drop and chops for Viktor! Roode whips but Viktor reverses, only to run into boots, and the GLORIOUS Blockbuster!

Roode winds it up but Konnor runs in. Gable dumps Konnor out and then Roode gets Viktor. Viktor slips out and rocks Roode with a right. Roode boots back and hops up, but Gable tags in. Gable gets Viktor with Chaos Theory! Cover, Gable & Roode win!

Winners: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, Gable pinning

The team wins, but Roode does seem to feel awkward about Gable taking the finish from him. But they won’t have time to talk it out as the Authors of Pain rush the ring! They run Konnor over, then rush Roode & Gable! They clobber Gable with a clothesline, then one for Roode. Akam & Rezar coordinate and the fans like it as they hit a suplex powerbomb combo on Roode! But then Viktor and Gable suffer beatings, and the SUPER COLLIDER! The AoP just made two more teams DOA. Will they come for the Raw Tag Team Champions soon enough?

 

“Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman!”

Yes, The Advocate for the Beast and THE Crown Jewel of WWE, “BRRROCK! LESNAR!!” And he is here for the same reason we all are: to see a fight! Heyman wants to see legalized assault as The Shield prepares to again face The Pack, but also because it’s quite ironic. Just 72 hours ago, Roman and Strowman beat the “living crap” out of each other in Australia, which does take its toll. Then they had to fly right here to appear in Chicago and beat the “living hell” out of each other again. But that’s what World Wrestling Entertainment does seven days a week and twice on Sundays, “just to put smiles on the faces of the WWE Universe.”

But in Suplex City, Lesnar isn’t watching this, he’s sleeping in his own house so that he can go to the training camp he built and design to specifically prepare himself to be the two-sport champion of UFC and WWE. Because ladies and gentlemen, Lesnar enters Crown Jewel on November 2nd as the only man with the goal to become Universal Champion. Roman doesn’t have that goal, he has his stable to worry about. Strowman doesn’t have that goal, he has his weak links to worry about. They both deprived Lesnar the right to call himself the “hardest working champion” in WWE. Lesnar doesn’t say “We, we, we”, he says, “Me, me, me!!” Which is why on November 2nd, live from Saudi Arabia, the end result is spoiled for us by Heyman: The NEW and reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar.

But then The Shield appears! They want their match, the main event, and they want it now!

Six Man Tag: The Shield VS The Pack!

The Architect, the Lunatic & the Big Dog will once again face the Monster, the Stud & the Show-Off despite already defeating them down under. That’s because they will never back down to prove that they are the workhorses of WWE, and that Raw is still their Yard. Will that still be the case after tonight?

Raw returns as Strowman leads his dogs of war to the ring. The teams stand face to face in the ring, and the referee does his best to get them to choose who starts. The bell rings and Seth Rollins volunteers for The Shield. Drew McIntyre starts against him and gets a headlock. Rollins powers out then things speed up. Rollins goes to hip toss but McIntyre blocks to then clobber him with a cltohesline. McIntyre slaps Rollins around, then brings him up for a scoop. Rollins slips out to then boot McIntyre away. Ambrose tags in and the Shield brothers double suplex. Cover, ONE. Ambrose keeps on McIntyre with crossface forearms. He whips but McIntyre kicks him away. Strowman tags in to barrel Ambrose over! Strowman whips Ambrose corner to corner, but then Ambrose dodges and tags in Roman.

The Big Dog and The Monster Among Men are familiar foes. Strowman pushes Roman then rolls him to a corner to squash him. He runs corner to corner again but gets a big uppercut! Roman lifts Strowman but Strowman is too much. Strowman runs Roman over, then roars as he stands over him. Strowman drags Roman up and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler mugs Roman then bumps him off buckles. Tag to McIntyre and the Raw Tag Team Champions double suplex. The Shield bail Roman out then triple clothesline them out. They then focus on Strowman, but Strowman backs down. Fans boo while Strowman tells McIntyre & Ziggler to “get your crap together!” The Pack is struggling while we go to break.

Raw returns and Strowman has Roman in the corner. He gives body shots then runs in for a big corner splash! Strowman tags Ziggler in and Ziggler taunts Roman. Ziggler throws hands while talking trash. He stands Roman up and bumps him off buckles. Ziggler runs in but into an uppercut! Chicago is thunderous both ways while Ziggler tags to Strowman. Strowman runs in but misses Roman to hit post! Roman crawls for his corner while McIntyre barks at Strowman. Strowman hobbles to Roman but into a Samoan Drop! Both men are down while their partners and fans fire up. Hot tags to Ziggler and Rollins! Slingblade for Ziggler and a hit for McIntyre. Rollins boots Ziggler but leaps over to then DIVE onto McIntyre! Rollins hits Ziggler again, then springboards for the clothesline! Cover, TWO! But Rollins and Chicago fire up to “Burn It Down!”

Rollins aims at Ziggler to mule kick, but Ziggler avoids the stmop. Ziggler kicks, but the Famouser is countered. Ziggler sunset flips throw the bomb, TWO! Rollins stacks, TWO, deadlift into the buckle bomb! Rollins drags Ziggler for a cover, but McIntyre breaks it. Ambrose tackles McIntyre! They brawl then Ambrose tosses McIntyre right out. Strowman grabs Ambrose and then Rollins, but Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES outta nowhere! Ambrose dropkicks, Rollins SUPERKICKS and Strowman bails out. The Pack regroups but Ambrose & Rollins build speed to DOUBLE DIVE! They take out McIntyre & Ziggler, but Strowman grabs them. So Roman builds speed to FLY!! He wipes them all out! Everyone is down while we go to break!

Raw returns once more, and Strowman looms over Rollins. Fans chant “We Want Ambrose!” but Strowman headbutts Rollins down. Strowman wrenches Rollins’ neck and Ziggler adds his trash talk. The Shield and fans rally up for Rollins and Rollins gets up. Strowman powers Rollins to his corner and gives him a big uppercut. Tag to McIntyre and he reels Rollins in for a clothesline. Cover, TWO, but McIntyre toys with him now. “Is this The Mighty Shield?” he taunts. McIntyre brings Rollins up but Rollins fights back! Rollins leaps but McIntyre intercepts to push him back and boot him down! Cover, TWO! The Pack is frustrated, but Ziggler tags in. McIntyre stomps Rollins on his way out, then Ziggler grinds his foot into Rollins’ head.

Ziggler stays between Rollins and The Shield, taunting him about tagging. Fans chant for Rollins but Ziggler keeps stomping him down. Ziggler goes to dropkick but ROllins turns that into a catapult! Ziggler hits buckles and now both men are down. Both men crawl for their corners, but Ziggler gets to McIntyre first. McIntyre suplexes but Rollisn slips out. Rollins chops, McIntyre chops, Rollins enziguris! They’re both down but crawling. Strowman just comes in to blast The Shield because he could! He throws Ambrose into barriers then Roman into the steel steps. Strowman returns to the ring to drag Rollins over to their corner. He tells Ziggler “that’s how you carry your weight!” Ziggler has had it with Strowman but Strowman grabs him by the throat. McIntyre bails Ziggler out and stares the Monster down. But Rollins opunces! Roll up, TWO! He dumps McinTyre out onto Strowman!

Rollins crawls and Ambrose is there! Ambrose is ready and he gets the tag! To DIVE out onto Strowman & Mcnityre! He puts McIntyre in to fire off kicks and punches. He whips but McIntyre reverses. Ambrose hits back with lariats, then another whip. McIntyre reverses again and catches the crossbody. Ambrose slips out, rolls up, TWO! Swinging neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Ambrose keeps going, putting McIntyre in the Shield corner. Fans knwo “This is Awesome!” as Ambrose climbs up with McIntyre. McNItyre fights back and headbutts Ambrose down. But Ambrose is right back up, to kick McINtyre out of the air. McINtyre denies Dirty Deeds but runs into an elbow. Ambrose elbows Ziggler as he gets in, but runs into the SPINEBUSTER! Cover, Roman breaks it just in time!

Ziggler SUPERKICKS Roman but Rollins hits him and Strowman. Rollins goes to swing Ziggler out but Ziggler breaks free. Ambrose blocks Ziggler’s kick to then spin him around. Rollins suplexes himself and Ziggler out of the ring hard! McIntyre and Ambrose brawl fast and furious. McIntyre whips but Ambrose dodges, double clotheslines take them out! Roman and Strowman stand, and Roman goes to Superman Punch, only for Strowman to send him into a post! Strowman scoops Roman but Ambrose builds speed to DIVE! Strowman catches him but Ambrose counters with a DDT! Everyone is down, much like Super Show Down. Strowman stands, Roman SPEARS him back down! Ambrose staggers up and into the ring. He dodges Ziggler and Rollins sends him back out with a clothesline. CLAYMORE! The Pack wins!!

Winners: The Pack, Drew McIntyre winning

It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t exactly teamwork, but it worked out in their favor. Strowman, McIntyre & Ziggler come out on top to even the score. When and where will we get a third match between these two trios?

However, Ambrose decides to leave without Roman & Rollins? Is he just suddenly done with the Shield?

 


 

My Thoughts:

This was a pretty good Raw. At the start, hearing we’d get two rematches from Super Show Down, it didn’t sound like it’d be good at all. But after it finished, it actually felt pretty fun for the most part. And for once, building towards both Evolution and Crown Jewel at the same time works because obviously the two events are separate. Triple H & Shawn Michaels returned, gave a great promo, and as I expected and hoped, we get Degeneration X back! They officially challenge the Brothers of Destruction to a tag team match and thus begins HBK’s return to the ring. I want to say The Undertaker & Kane will return together on the road to Crown Jewel, but I also hope DX parodies them like they so famously did Vince & Shane McMahon. If this is HBK’s “One Last Time” tour, let him and HHH parody two other WWE legends.

Lashley VS Kevin was interesting, because it felt like a double turn. Chicago obviously loved Kevin regardless of what Lio & Lashley did, so it’s smart to make this when and where Lashley turns Heel to match Lio as he is on 205 Live. Lio & Lashley also interject themselves into things with Finn Balor & Bayley, partially because “Country Dominance” will eventually face B’n’B during the Mixed Match Challenge. But hopefully, with Lio Rush issuing an Open Challenge on 205 Live, someone somewhere makes the decision to send Finn over there to go against him. Of course, that’s going to be hard if Finn is also having to do MMC right before, just because Finn might not have enough energy to also go against the super fast Lio. But if ever there was a more perfect time to open the Cruiserweight Division, this week is that time.

The Six Woman Tag rematch was fine going in, and then it got better because The Bella Twins turned! They’re Heels now so it’s okay for fans to boo them. But they did have to work together to beat down Ronda, so that was good booking. Neither Nikki nor Brie should be able to solo THE Ronda Rousey, but obviously only one Bella gets that title match with her at Evolution. Unless they pull a change like they did with Alexa VS Trish. Those as connected to internet wrestling news as we here are probably knew that Mickie VS Lita was already set up, but it’s great to just put those matches together. Trish and Lita look great, and I really hope they win at Evolution.

Nia VS Ember was a bit random, but it was a decent match. Ember wins but in a way that doesn’t’ really settle things. It could become a story in itself on the way to Evolution, depending on what the majority of the Women’s Division ends up doing. I’m still hoping for a tag team title, but will settle for a tag team tournament to parallel the World Cup. Speaking of World Cup, great to see Kurt Angle is back and entering that tournament! Angle VS Cena will surely happen before the end to bring their careers full circle. And I’m going to love seeing who else enters the tournament to then join that tournament.

I really liked while the Roode-Gable tension is still mounting, their story was just fodder for Akam & Rezar to wreck some tag teams. It prolongs the inevitable, in that the AoP will be tag team champions. They’re just waiting until something gives in the story of The Pack and The Shield, and then AoP will strike and take those titles for their own. And speaking of, I oddly did not see The Pack winning tonight. It was another great Six Man Tag from both teams, Chicago was actually well invested, and we get that surprise of The Pack winning and Ambrose walking away. This actually gives some dimension to that “To turn or not to turn” story they’re building for Ambrose, because he just keeps switching week to week like a lunatic should. I still don’t want to see Shield Break-up 2, but at least they’re playing with expectations.

My Score: 8.4/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Results & Report! (2/17/19)

Who will make history in the Women’s Tag Team Championship Chamber match?

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WWE Elimination Chamber will make history by crowning inaugural Women’s Tag Team Champions! Who will outlast five other teams to leave with the titles?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kickoff Show – WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy VS Akira Tozawa; Murphy wins and retains the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Elimination Chamber match: Bayley & Sasha Banks win and become the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz & Shane McMahon VS The Usos; The Usos win and become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship Handicap Match: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush VS Finn Balor; Finn wins and becomes the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey VS Ruby Riott; Rousey wins and retains the Raw Women’s Championship.
  • No Disqualifications: Braun Strowman VS Baron Corbin; Corbin wins.
  • WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match: Daniel Bryan wins and retains the WWE Championship.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!

Join Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T and Sam Roberts in taking a look at everything set for tonight’s Pay-Per-View event!

 

Mustafa Ali speaks.

The most painful thing about missing Elimination Chamber isn’t the injuries, but having to watch others take his opportunities. He’s on Kofi Kingston’s side, but he will return to come for his second chance. Ali has more black eyes and broken bones coming his way, but nothing’s easy in life for those who dream.

 

Braun Strowman speaks.

“Let me tell you a story about a coward who thought he could challenge a Monster.” Worse than a coward, he was a sniveling snake that did anything he could to stop the Monster. But all he did was make the Monster angry. The coward knew he could never win on his own, so he recruited others to help him brutalize the Monster. They were all cowards, and thought they had the monster down. But this was no normal monster. This monster came back and vows to make them all pay! When the cowardly Corbin goes against the Monster Among Men in No Disqualifications, there’s only one way this story ends: Braun Strowman continues on his rampage, and Corbin will #GetTheseHands.

 

The Bar joins the Kickoff Panel!

Sheamus & Cesaro are confident The Usos will win against The Miz and Shane McMahon. Miz and Shane are like watching TV and listening to the radio at the same time: it just doesn’t work! But then how did they beat The Bar? A fluke. What about Strowman and Nick? That was a trick to throw them off. But then Tucker Knight & Otis Dozovic come over. They’re on Team #McMiz. Miz and Shane are wild cards, just like Heavy Machinery. How bold of them to interrupt The Bar. Plus they’re just sucking up to Shane for a spot on SmackDown. Heavy Machinery knows the WWE Universe wants to see them as much as possible. The tag teams trash talk, but whose predictions will come true?

 

Becky attacked Charlotte Flair at a house show!

The Man was so furious over Vince McMahon replacing her in the Raw Women’s Championship, she went right at The Queen! But Charlotte would turn the tide and go right after Becky’s bad leg again and again! Becky is only digging a deeper hole for herself, will she ever get back to a title?

 

The Riott Squad speaks.

“Houston, we have a problem.” They’re going to wreak havoc together as they all go for gold! Their careers come full circle when they take the Road to Wrestlemania on a detour! Ruby wants to take that Raw Women’s Championship off Rousey while Liv and Sarah want those Women’s Tag Titles. But then Charlotte walks in. She remembers their debuts. They went right after her for their #SquadGoals. But Charlotte would love if Ruby went right after Ronda with all that aggression. Ruby can follow in Charlotte’s footsteps and win her first title in Houston. Then they can face off at Wrestlemania. Can Ruby really change the Wrestlemania plans further?

 

Mojo Rawley speaks to himself again.

The WWE Universe doesn’t care about him. They don’t even know him. But who they Hell are they? They don’t matter! They don’t like Mojo’s face? Well Mojo doesn’t either! It’s time Mojo shows them the real him.

Alexa Bliss speaks.

“Tonight, we make history.” She feels so honored to play a large role in this. Ever since The Goddess debuted, the Women’s Division has hit all these great firsts! They’ve been on fire! Speaking of fire, maybe if Becky took Alexa’s advice, she’s still be selling out Wrestlemania and not suspended. But oh well, tonight’s not about Becky. It’s about the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships! And as the first Women’s Chamber winner, she knows who is winning. Alexa’s prediction: The Samoan Dynasty, Tamina & Nia Jax. Has the Goddess given us the future?

 

Kickoff Show – WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy VS Akira Tozawa!

The Juggernaut has been as unstoppable as anyone since claiming the title, it looks almost impossible to ever defeat him! But the Stamina Monster did the “impossible” when he won his first title, can he do it again?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin! Tozawa and Murphy circle and tie up. Murphy gets the wrist and wrenches, then brings Tozawa to a knee. Tozawa gets up and flips through to reverse the wrench. Murphy rolls and handsprings to reverse back, and he yanks the arm over and over. Tozawa spins through and CHOPS! But Murphy just shrugs it off. Tozawa CHOPS, but Murphy puts him in a corner. Tozawa dodges and CHOPS but Murphy tosses him out. Murphy follows but gets another CHOP! Murphy swings but Tozawa dodges, Murphy hits the post with his hand! Tozawa CHOPS and puts Murphy back in. Tozawa runs but into a flapjack!

Murphy clutches the bad hand but runs into a huricanrana! Murphy bails out and Tozawa baseball slides him back. Tozawa builds speed, and DIVES! But is caught into a suplex! Murphy shows off his strength as he brings Tozawa crashing down. The ring count begins and Murphy leaves Tozawa behind. Tozawa crawls up at 6 but flounders. He springs back up to get in at 9! Murphy grits his teeth as he drives a knee into Tozawa’s back. Murphy stands Tozawa up but Tozawa gives chops! They still do nothing, but Murphy’s one CHOP takes Tozawa off his feet!

Meanwhile, Kayla interviews the New Day in hopes of talking to Kofi Kingston before tonight’s WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match. Murphy rocks Tozawa with a right while Xavier Woods and Big E explain Kofi can’t talk right now. Kofi is getting a maple syrup massage from Mr. Bootysworth. Murphy chokes Tozawa on the ropes but backs of at 4. Tozawa gets in the corner, but Murphy goes right at him. Tozawa elbows Murphy away but then he’s yanked off the top! But Tozawa tilt-o-whirls to an Octopus Stretch! Murphy powers out for a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Murphy tries again, ONE! Murphy keeps on Tozawa with a chinlock.

Fans rally as Murphy drives his knees in. Tozawa feeds off the energy and gets up, but Murphy shifts to a standing abdominal stretch! Tozawa endures again, and manages to pop out! They go around but Murphy gets the stretch back on Tozawa. Murphy blocks the hip toss but so does Tozawa. Tozawa hip tosses Murphy out of the ring! Tozawa catches his breath, and SUPERKICKS Murphy as he runs back in! Murphy and Tozawa crawl to opposite corners as fans rally up. Tozawa runs in but Murphy puts him on the apron. Tozawa kicks Murphy back then climbs up quick. Big missile dropkick! Tozawa runs in for a helluva kick in the corner! Murphy staggers and Tozawa takes aim.

Tozawa kicks, spins, slides, but is caught! Murphy lifts but Tozawa slips out, Tozawa gets the saido suplex! Tozawa hits a Shining Wizard! Cover, TWO! Murphy lives but Tozawa knew he was tough. Tozawa drags Murphy to a drop zone and climbs up top again. Fans fire up, Tozawa aims, but he has to leap over Murphy. Murphy boots Tozawa away, but then Tozawa boots back! Tozawa climbs up to join Murphy on the top rope, but Murphy fights back. Murphy headbutts Tozawa away but Tozawa comes right back! Murphy lifts, but Tozawa still SUPER STEINERS!! Cover, TWO!! Houston and Tozawa are shocked that Murphy survives! But the fans do know “This is Awesome!” as Murphy and Tozawa stir.

Tozawa stands and stalks Murphy. Murphy tosses Tozawa to the apron but Tozawa climbs up again. Tozawa leaps, crossbody, but Murphy rolls through! Murphy pops Tozawa up but Tozawa slips out. Tozawa leaps but into a jaw jacker, knee trigger, and suplex! Cover, TWO!! The Stamina Monster lives and fans are fired up all over again! Murphy eggs Tozawa on but Tozawa only gets angry. Murphy throws haymakers, but Tozawa laughs!? Tozawa chops and Murphy finally feels it. Murphy sees through the feint, starts a strike fest, but Tozawa still gets the JAB! Tozawa waistlocks but Murphy elbows out, only to get clobbered by a clothesline! Deadlift German! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally with “AH! AH!” alongside Tozawa.

Tozawa puts Murphy in the drop zone again and climbs. Murphy anchors the foot but Tozawa stomps away with the other. Tozawa finishes climbing but Murphy tucks him in! But the superkick is denied! Tozawa hops back for the Reverse-Rana! Murphy flounders out and Tozawa builds speed to DIVE! The Tozawa Torpedo hits! But he keeps going, for a SECOND DIVE! Tozawa drags Murphy in and to the drop zone. He climbs up and aims, but Murphy gets to the apron. Tozawa kicks Murphy, GUILLOTINE SENTON!! Cover, TWO!? Murphy survives?! Tozawa fires up with more “AH! AH!” and Houston echoes it. Tozawa drags Murphy up for slapping palm strikes and a mule kick. He runs, but into Murphy’s knee trigger! MURPHY’S- Wheelbarrow! TWO, tilt-o-whirl to the Octopus! Tozawa has the Iron Octopus! Murphy endures, powers up, and pops Tozawa out to Murphy’s Law! Cover, Murphy wins!

Winner: Buddy Murphy, by pinfall; still WWE Cruiserweight Champion

The unstoppable remains unstoppable and remains the champion! Is it inevitable that the Juggernaut becomes THE greatest Cruiserweight of all time?

 

Kevin Owens speaks.

“Hello, WWE Universe.” They know who he is. He finished his rehab, and got himself some Hawaiian style pizza for the family while watching Elimination Chamber. It hurts that he won’t be in such a match. He hasn’t had his first Chamber match yet, but his rehab is going well. He’s got another month left, but just know that the Kevin Owens Show is coming back very soon. Kevin looks forward to his “buddy”, Finn Balor, win the Intercontinental Championship and the Riott Squad being golden. Though his kids are huge Becky Lynch fans, it’ll be hard to explain why she’s not around. Also it’s hard to explain why his kids like pineapple on pizza, because he hates it. He tries, but no, no good. KO hopes we all enjoy Elimination Chamber better than he does the pizza.

 

Mark Henry is here!

The World’s Strongest Man and Houston’s own is back! And he’s happy to be back! Give it up for that Cruiserweight Championship match! Henry has had an Elimination Chamber match before, what about it makes it so unique? The Chamber is a different animal, it changes everyone who enters inside. And who does Henry think will be the inaugural Women’s Tag Team Champions? His personal choice is The IIconics. And what of the WWE Championship Chamber match? Henry hears the crowd give their choices, but after last week’s Gauntlet Match, it’d be hard not to pick Kofi. Kofi did incredible even in falling short, but we’re all believers again. Now if Henry was in that match, there would be a lot of other men inducted into the Hall of Pain. Fans respect Henry’s opinion, but will his personal preferences see the night through?

 

The Road to Wrestlemania is filled with hope.

But every road leads to this. Men and women alike will “risk it all” the sinister structure that challenges courage, tests resilience and awards those who survive. Rowdy meets Riott, brothers in arms meet brothers in blood, and you will have to be bold to get the gold! That is Elimination Chamber!

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Elimination Chamber!

The Boss & Hug Connection will start against Fire & Desire while the other four teams wait in their pods. History is being made to kick off the night, who will be the first to put their names on those lovely new belts?

Teams finish entering the Chamber and pods, with Nia Jax giving the IIconics a swat to stop their playful fingers. Mandy and Sonya meet Bayley and Banks in the ring, and the doors are locked. The bell rings and the #LegitHuggable friends tie up with Mandy and Sonya. Mandy kicks Sasha to a corner then double whips Bayley with Sonya. Sonya kicks Bayley low then they double whip her again. Bayley dodges and clotheslines Mandy to then speed up with Sonya. Sasha dropkicks Sonya, then double hip tosses and sliding attacks! Cover on Sonya, ONE! Cover on Mandy, ONE! Bayley and Sasha give Sona and Mandy double hotshots! They then coordinate, acrobatic assist for a double crossbody! Sasha gives Sonya to Bayley to cover, TWO!

Bayley and Sasha keep their cool while Sasha stomps Mandy. Bayley puts Sonya in a corner and Sasha comes over. They mug Sonya in the corner but Sonya fights back with body shots! Sonya whips Sasha but Sasha goes up and over, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, but Bayley breaks it in time! Mandy goes after Bayley and deflects boots for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Mandy keeps her cool as she tosses Bayley out hard. Sonya goes around the side and picks up Bayley. Mandy whips and knees Sasha, then Sonya does the same to Bayley. They drag Sasha and Bayley up to throw them into the chains! Fire & Desire soak up the heat, then they drag Bayley and Sasha up again. Bayley fights back while Mandy covers Sasha, TWO!

Mandy drags Sasha up to toss her back out while Sonya slams Bayley into chains. Sonya and Mandy trade, but Sasha dodges and the kick goes into steel! Mandy’s boot gets caught in the chains, too, and Bayley hits a neckbreaker! Sasha knees Sonya down next to her! The countdown begins and the next team to join is… The Riott Squad! Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan brawl right away with Bayley and Sasha! Sarah and Liv stomp them out, and Sarah throws Sasha into chains. Sarah drives a knee in! Liv drags Bayley up and Sarah drags Sasha up. They make Bayley watch as Sasha is slammed into a pod! Then Sarah gives Bayley a pop-up headbutt! The Riott Squad meet Fire & Desire, and throw down!

These two duos have paralleled each other on Raw and SmackDown since debuting, and now they parallel each other in brawling on the mat! Fire & Desire kick and punch but so does the Squad! Liv rocks Mandy but Sonya rocks Sarah! Liv goes after Sonya now, and SLAPS her! Sonya throws hands, Liv SLAPS even harder! Liv goes Matrix but still gets caught! She manages to roll Sonya back, TWO! Liv slaps and boots but walks into a roundhouse! Sonya can’t cover, she’s still dazed from those slaps! Bayley returns and covers Liv! TWO, so Bayley rocks Mandy with a knee! Bayley hits Sonya with a knee, then clotheslines Liv. She hits a saido suplex on Sarah! Fans fire up for the Huggable wrecking ball! Bayley climbs up but Mandy rocks her up top.

Mandy and Sonya work together but then the Squad adds on, TOWER OF DOOM! Everyone is down but Houston is loving this! The countdown returns, and the next team is… The IIconics! Peyton Royce & Billie Kay hurry to cover whoever! ONE! ONE! TWO! ONE! TWO! They couldn’t eliminate anyone and they’re furious! Mandy comes back but gets knees. The IIconics throw Liv into a post, then drag Sarah up into another post! They kick Sonya down then double kick Mandy down. Sonya runs into more kicks, and then a double gourd buster! The IIconics yank Liv out of the corner to hit the mat, then do the same to Sarah. Peyton & Billie taunt Bayley as they drag her back into the center. Fans rally up for Sasha while Billie puts Bayley in a camel clutch. Peyton adds a knee strike! Double cover, but Sasha saves Bayley!

The IIconics regroup but Sasha fires off haymakers and forearms! But the IIconics double knee Sasha down, then hit the IIconic bulldog! And heel kick! Cover, TWO!! Sasha survives and the IIconics are shrilly furious. Billie and Peyton toy with Sasha while fans say “This is Awesome!” The IIconics grind the Boss & Hug Connection into the steel chains! Peyton throws Sasha down while Billie toys with Bayley. Hotshot to forearm! The IIconics drag Boss & Hug over, Peyton slingshot sentons onto them both! Cover on both, TWO!! Both Bayley and Sasha survive and the IIconics are growing further frustrated. The IIconics go back to Fire & Desire to throw them into steel! Then they go after the Riott Squad and do the same! But the countdown returns and the next team is… The FABULOUS Glow!

Naomi and Carmella roundhouse the IIconics away! Springboard crossbody takes them both out! The IIconics are stacked in a corner while Naomi dropkicks the Squad down! Fire & Desire are stacked in one corner and Boss & Hug take the last. Double bronco busters for Squad and #LegitHuggable, and double moonwalks! Now double bronco busters on The IIconics and Fire & Desire. Billie starts climbing? Naoim enziguris Peyton while Billie and Carmella fight on the chains. Naomi kicks Liv away but Billie has Carmella, but Carmella huricanranas Billie to steel! Sarah waistlocks but Carmella fights out to FABULOUS Kick! Naomi sits Sarah up for another FABULOUS Kick, then the split-leg moonsault! Cover, but Liv breaks it! Liv throws Naomi out but Carmella leaps and crossbodies!

Bayley back suplexes Carmella but Billie boots Bayley! Sasha knees Billie but Peyton hits the Gory Bomb! Liv hits Peyton with a code breaker! Mandy tosses Liv with an exploder! Sarah hits a Fisherman Buster on Mandy! Sonya SPEARS Sarah! FABULOUS Kick for Sonya! All the women are down but Houston is thunderous! Houston again says “This is Awesome!” but the Samoan Dynasty are growing impatient. Sonya stands, blocks the Fabulous Kick to SPEAR! Jackknife cover, TWO into Code of Silence! Mandy saves Sonya, but Naomi has her now! Naomi fires off furious forearms on the home wrecker! Mandy hits back and whips, but Naomi comes back with a springboard Rear View! But the IIconics roll Naomi up! The IIconics ELIMINATE the Fabulous Glow!!

Peyton & Billie celebrate with their IIconic pose like they’ve already won the titles. However, they’re surrounded on all sides now… The IIconics point out the countdown is back, and everyone realizes they need to be ready for Nia and Tamina! Nia and Tamina wreck everyone in their way! Nia tosses Mandy into the ring! The IIconics hide in a pod but Tamina still spots them. Peyton and Billie give thumbs up, but now they’re trapped! Tamina and Nia swat at the Plexiglas. They force the doors open, and grab each IIconic by the hair! Double biels back and forth into the chains! And then into the ring! Nia and Tamina loom over the IIconics, then drag them up, for double Samoan Drops! Cover, the Samoan Dynasty ELIMINATES the IIconics!

But the Riott Squad are right on Nia and Tamina! Nia pushes Liv and Sarah away but gets double dropkicks. Sarah helps Liv take flight, to huricanrana Nia into buckles. Sarah shotgun knees Nia in deeper. Tamina runs in but into a forearm, and an assisted Diamond Dust! Cover but Nia pushes Sarah onto it. Fire & Desire return, and Sonya kicks away on Nia. Mandy hits the golden knee, Sonya hits a sliding knee! Double cover, TWO! Sasha and Bayley return for double Thesz presses! Bayley hits Tamna with a big knee, Sasha adds Meteora! Liv runs into double hip toss body slam! Sarah runs into one, too! Cover, TWO!

Fire & Desire throw forearms on Bayley & Sasha. Mandy stomps a mudhole on Bayley while Sonya drags Sasha up. They double whip but Sasha reverses, Bayley flapjacks Mandy on buckles. Bayley catapults Sonya into more buckles! Bayley stacks Fire & Desire in the corner, and Sasha hits a double Stock Drop! Cover on Sonya, TWO! Bayley drags mandy but Nia and Tamina run Bayley and Sasha over! Nia drags Bayley up but the Squad are climbing? Nia chases Liv and Sarah but Mandy comes up behind her. Tamina fights Sonya while Nia slams Mandy into steel. Liv and Sarah LEAP onto both sides! Sarah covers Sonya, TWO! The Squad is furious, but Nia goes right at them. Nia runs into Liv’s boots and Liv hops up.

Nia grabs Liv’s feet but Liv kicks at her. Liv can’t get away, SUPER SAMOAN DROP! Tamina has Sarah for the SUPERFLY! Cover, the Samoan Dynasty ELIMINATES the Riott Squad! But Sasha and Bayley go right at Nia with dropkicks. They bait Tamina in, drop toehold to knee! Cover but Nia breaks it and scoops Sasha. Nia tosses Sasha onto Sonya! Nia drags Bayley up and tosses her out the other side. Fans duel as Nia aims at Bayley. Bayley slowly drags herself up, but Sasha saves Bayley as Nia runs in! Nia DESTROYS a pod!! The Irresistible Force all but eliminated herself and Tamina is in shock! Tamina also realizes she’s all alone. Fire & Desire go after Tamina with kicks and knees, then Sasha adds Meteora! Bayley adds the Macho Elbow! Cover, everyone else ELIMINATES the Samoan Dynasty! The two teams to start are the two teams left!

Fire & Desire and Boss & Hug get up on opposite ends, and start brawling! Sonya knees Sasha while Mandy knees Bayley. Bayley throws Mandy out but Mandy yanks her in for another knee. Sonya makes Sasha watch as Mandy drags Bayley up. Double underhook but Bayley resits. Bayley feeds Mandy to Sasha’s stiff knee! Sonya rolls Sasha! TWO and into Bayley’s knee! Backstabber to Bayley2Belly! Cover, Mandy breaks it just in time! Bayley and Sasha regroup and chase Mandy. Mandy climbs chains and fights Sasha off, but Bayley cuts her off at the top of a pod. Sasha pursues and Mandy is isolated! Sasha clubs Mandy down and then she helps Bayley up. The best friends drag Mandy up, slam her into the Plexiglas, then take aim at the ring.

Sonya hurries up to help Mandy! They fight and Bayley sends Sonya back down. But Mandy sends Bayley down! Sonya spears Bayley into a pod corner! Sasha hurries down to check on Bayley, but then goes right after Sonya. Sasha throws Sonya into chains but Mandy throws Sasha into a pod! Mandy drags Sasha up, double underhook, butterfly facebuster! Cover, TWO!!! Sasha survives and Mandy is shocked! Mandy covers again, TWO! Mandy drags Sasha up and throws her into a post, then regroups with Sonya. Wheelbarrow and Sonya runs in, but Sasha dodges! Sonya SPEARS Mandy! Sonya staggers up into the Bank Statement crossface! Sasha’s bad arm keeps it from completing, so she uses her own legs for a modified clutch! Sonya taps, Sasha & Bayley win!!

Winners: The Boss & Hug Connection, Sasha Banks by submission; inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions

The dream comes true! Not just for Sasha & Bayley as best friends, but for all of the women in the WWE! The Boss & Hug Connection is stronger than ever, will they take this inaugural reign all the way to Wrestlemania?

In-ring interview with the new tag team champions.

This victory made history, and fans feel “You Deserve It!” Bayley is at a loss for words, and Sasha starts tearing up. Sasha manages to say “Nobody knows how hard we fought to get these.” If only the WWE Universe knew. This isn’t just for them, this is for the entire Women’s Division. This is just the beginning, there is more change to come. The Boss & Hug Connection will lead the way as your new Women’s Tag Team Champions.

 

SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz & Shane McMahon VS The Usos!

Jimmy and Jey don’t see the A-Lister and Shane O’Mac as a “real” tag team, but the Best Tag Team in the World are the champions. Will the underdog champions manage to defeat one of WWE’s best? Or will they end up in the Uso Penitentiary like so many before?

The Miz comes out a mic to first congratulate the Boss & Hug Connection on making history. And then he dedicates this match to his family, from his dad to his daughter, to his wife Maryse! Maryse is here! “We always said when we had a huge announcement, we would announce it right here in the WWE in front of all of you.” And tonight, the Must-See Family has a huge announcement: “We’re having another baby!” Miz still has it. And with such happy news, Shane comes out to congratulate Miz & Maryse before he and Miz head to the ring. The Usos finally make their entrance, then the belts are raised and we begin.

The teams sort out and it’s Miz starting against Jimmy. Jimmy and Miz circle and tie up. Jimmy gets a headlock but Miz powers out, only for Jimmy to run him over. Things speed up and Miz goes to hip toss, but Jimmy counters to a fireman’s carry. Miz slips out, A-Lister combination denied at the backbreaker. Jimmy whips but gets caught into the Figure Four. He pushes Miz away and tags in Jey. Miz narrowly avoids the double superkicks! Shane and Miz talk but Miz is okay. MIz circles with Jey and they tie up. Miz gets a waistlock but Jey elbows out. Jey whips but Miz reverses and hits the kitchen sink knee. Miz mocks the Uso chant before hitting the A-List lariat.

Tag to Shane and Shane goes to the other corner! Jimmy knows what that means but Shane fights him off! Shane sweeps the legs, then rocks Jey! Slingshot sunset flip, TWO! Shane throws fast hands then whips. Miz tags in as Shane elbows Jey down. Miz adds the low boot, then Shane drops an elbow. Shane and Miz double clothesline Jey out, but Jimmy runs in. Miz hip tosses Jimmy, and then the champs double clothesline Jimmy out! Houston fires up as Shane and Miz mock the Uso chant together. Jimmy and Jey regroup and talk strategy. Jey rushes Miz but Miz dodges to throw haymakers. Miz puts Jey in a corner for It Kick! Jey gets a headlock and Jimmy tags in. Miz powers out but walks into a flapjack hotshot! Jimmy stalks Miz and rocks him with an uppercut!

Jimmy chokes Miz on the ropes but lets up at 4. Jey gets a cheap shot, and then Jimmy rocks Miz again. Tag to Jey and the Usos isolate Miz for a corner forearm. Jimmy tags back in and the Usos mug Miz to split the wishbone. Jimmy wraps a chinlock on but fans rally up. Miz fights out but Jimmy shoves him back to clobber him with a clothesline! Jimmy drags Miz over and tags in Jey. The Usos stomp Miz down, then Jey wraps on a chinlock. Fans rally up again and Miz fights his way up. Miz reaches for Shane while fighting back, but Jey throws him down. Tag to Jimmy, and he rips Miz’s shirt off. Jimmy throws it at Shane but Shane catches it. Jimmy rocks Miz with an uppercut then whips him to the open corner. He copies the A-List lariat!

Jimmy grins as he goes corner to corner, but into Miz’s STO! Both men are down while fans rally up. Miz and Jimmy crawl, hot tags to Jey and Shane! Shane rallies on both Usos, and pump kicks Jey down! Shane whips and back drops Jey! Fans fire up as Shane circles Jey. Big right rocks Jey! Float-over DDT for Jimmy! Then one for Jey! Cover, TWO! Shane keeps his cool as he drags Jey to a corner. Jimmy’s in another corner, and Shane climbs up top. Shane leaps and hits Jimmy with Coast 2 Coast! But he doesn’t stop there, he climbs up again to aim at Jey! Shane leaps, for a SUPERKICK! Jey climbs, Uso Splash! Cover, but Miz saves Shane! All four men are down but stirring.

Fans build to a rally as Miz returns to his corner. Shane crawls and Miz reaches, hot tag brings in Miz! Miz springboards for an ax handle! And even he’s surprised that worked! Miz fires up and gives Jey more kicks! Miz runs but into a Samoan Drop! Jey fires up now as he goes corner to corner, but misses the hip attack. Miz kicks the legs out, basement DDT! Cover, TWO! Miz keeps his cool while Jey rolls out. Miz wrecks Jey with a dropkick! Fans anticipate what’s coming, and Miz clears off the announce desk! Miz and Jey brawl, Jimmy DIVES but gets his brother! Miz boots Jimmy down!

The Usos are down, the table is cleared, and fans are fired up. Miz puts Jey on the desk while Shane drags himself to the top rope. Shane leaps, for the elbow through the table!! Miz checks on Shane while Houston loses their minds! Miz puts Jimmy in, blocks the Superkick but Jimmy denies the Finale. Roll up, TWO, roll up, full nelson! Jimmy throws Miz off, SUPERKICK! Jimmy climbs up top, Uso Splash! But MIz gets knees up! Cradle cover, TWO, Skull-Crushing Finale!! COver, TWO into a crucifix!! The Usos win!!

Winners: The Usos, Jimmy Uso pinning; NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champions

The Best Tag Team in the World and the SmackDown Tag Team Champions are no longer Miz & Shane! Jimmy drags his brother from the wreckage, and the twins celebrate the start of their sixth reign! Miz helps Shane up from the wreckage now, and the two walk to the back together. Fans cheer them on for the great effort, but with no rematch clauses, how will they get a chance to take those titles back?

 

Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush.

This is easy money, it’ll be two versus one. But with the trend of new champions, will there be another? Is Lio going to be a weak link? Granted, they can work together, but perhaps Finn Balor can get Lashley out of the way to pin Lio to win the title. Lio tells Dasha that they all know that. But Finn can’t capitalize and win. Lashley & Lio have the advantage, they’re the top of the food change. No one is stronger and more dominant than Lashley, and Lio. Relax, big man, Lashley’s the steak, Lio’s the sizzle. So Lio isn’t worried even after Finn beat him two weeks ago? No. Enough talk, the match is next!

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship Handicap Match: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush VS Finn Balor!

The Man of the Hour has a point: the odds are in their favor. But the Extraordinary Man knows how to defy odds and win when no one thinks he can. Can Finn do all that again tonight and take the title from the Rocky Mountain Machine? Or will he simply be dominated?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Lio convinces Lashley he’ll start. The bell rings, and Lio tags right out to Lashley! Lashley and Finn tie up, and Lashley knees low and clubs Finn down. Fans boo as Lashley flexes, but Finn kicks back! Finn runs and throws forearms, then more kicks. Lashley knees low again, then stands on Finn’s chest. Fans rally as Lashley stomps Finn. Lashley whips but Finn dodges to hit flying forearms! Finn chases Lio off but Lashley gets away. Lio and Lashley regroup on the outside and talk strategy. Finn waits as Lashley returns. Lashley gets a waistlock and throws Finn down. Lashley bumps Finn off buckles and then throws a throat chop. He clubs Finn then throws forearms into the back. The ref counts as Lashley chokes Finn again, and Lashley backs off at 4.

Lashley whips Finn corner to corner, but Finn dodges! Finn swing kicks Lashley down then hurries up top! Lio distracts and Finn chases him off. Finn slingshots but Lashley denies the sunset flip with a stomp. Lashley stomps Finn more then drags him up for a powerbomb. Finn slips out and back drops Lashley out! Lio panics as Finn builds speed, and Lio manages to swipe his feet! Finn chases Lio, but runs into Lashley’s tackle! Fans boo as Lashley stands over Finn and Lio hypes him up. Lashley lifts Finn to ram him into the apron! Lashley puts Finn in, drops an elbow, and covers. TWO and Lio tags in. Lio mocks the Too Sweet and he kicks Finn while he’s down. He eggs Finn on as he throws haymakers and stomps away in a corner.

Finn throws Lio into the corner! Lio runs away and tags Lashley! Lashley clobbers Finn! Cover, TWO! Lashley stays on Finn with a cobra clutch. Fans rally up as Finn endures. Finn powers up and fights out with body shots. Lashley gets Finn with a complete shot! Cover, TWO! Finn lives and Lio is livid! Lashley tags Lio back in and Lio puts Finn in an abdominal stretch. Finn endures as Lio flexes. Fans rally again and Finn powers his way out to a hip toss! Lio crawls to the far corner, and Finn runs in, only to get boots. Lio hops up but Finn ducks under, tag to Lashley! Finn runs into another tackle! Lashley rams his shoulder in again and again, then runs in for another tackle.

Lashley flexes but fans boo and jeer. He puts Finn in the corner again, runs in for another tackle, then lifts Finn HIGH for a spinebuster! Fans continue to boo as Lashley takes aim. But Lio tags in? Lio says he can finish this for them. Lio leaps for the Final Hour, but Finn dodges! The splash flops and Lashley panics. Finn and Lio slowly stand, and Finn stays between Lio and Lashley. Lio kicks but Finn catches it! Lio reaches but Finn reels Lio in for forearms. Finn hits Lashley, then double stomps Lio! Lashley runs in but gets a slingblade! Finn clotheslines Lashley out, then tosses Lio out onto him! Finn FLIES onto them both! He puts Lio in quick, shotgun dropkick blasts Lio down! Finn climbs up high, COUP DE GRACE! Cover, Finn wins!!

Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall; NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion

Finn gets away from the angry Almighty, and is celebrating with Balor Club! Will the Extraordinary Man take this title all the way to Wrestlemania?

Lashley is angry with Lio. Lio is the only reason things went sour for them! And he grabs Lio around the head! Lio begs Lashley forgive him, he is sorry. Lashley lets Lio go, only to lift and slam him! The Rocky Mountain Machine is done with all the hype. Will Lashley be able to find his way back to the title? Is it back to 205 Live full-time for Lio?

 

In-ring interview with Charlotte Flair.

When did she find out Vince McMahon was going to use her to replace Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania? “Life is good when you’re Charlotte Flair!” The Queen is going to Wrestlemania, and she got to humiliate Becky at the same time. Becky should’ve learned by now that this is her own fault. She can’t let anything go. Becky panders to the WWE Universe! She needs the fans to love her! But Charlotte doesn’t need anyone else’s affirmation. Charlotte knows that she is THE very best in the WWE today! Fans still chant for Becky, though. But Charlotte will be ringside to watch Rowdy Rousey VS Riott, to see who main events against her.

 

Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey VS Ruby Riott!

Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan fell short of getting the tag titles, but the Squad Leader still looks to shake up Wrestlemania by shocking the world tonight. Is it possible that Ruby can dethrone the Baddest Woman on the Planet? Or will Ronda be the one constant in the Wrestlemania Raw Women’s Championship picture?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Charlotte takes a seat as the match begins. Ruby kicks low and throws fast hands on Ronda! Ronda gets Ruby off her to then throw her around! Ruby scrambles out to catch her breath but Ronda eggs her on. Ruby takes her time returning while Ronda paces. Ronda rushes Ruby but Ruby bails out again. Ruby slowly returns, but uses the ropes as defense. She then throws forearms and kicks! Ronda still throws Ruby down! Ronda scoops Ruby, for Piper’s Pit! And then while pointing at the Wrestlemania sign, ARMBAR! Ruby taps, Ronda wins!

Winner: Ronda Rousey, by submission; still Raw Women’s Champion

Ronda stares Charlotte down. The Queen isn’t who she wanted, but Ronda is more than happy to take her frustrations out on her. Charlotte is still confident as she walks up to the ring. Charlotte and Ronda stand face to face, but wait, is that Becky!? Becky is on crutches but she’s still making her way from the crowd to the ring! Becky puts the crutches in and rolls into the ring. Fans cheer her on but Charlotte mocks Becky at how hard it is for her to join them. Becky ignores Charlotte to look at Ronda. Ronda stares back, and then Becky fires off on Charlotte!! Becky seems fine enough to smack away on the woman replacing her!

Ronda takes up the other crutch?! Ronda aims at Charlotte with it, but then Becky SMACKS Ronda! The Man takes her anger out on both women going to Mania over her! Security rushes the ring but Becky keeps going! Becky finally stops but Houston is thunderous for the Straight Fire! Becky leaves peacefully with security escorting her out. Ronda is furious and Charlotte is in a daze. Will Becky’s actions only make things worse for her?

 

No Disqualifications: Braun Strowman VS Baron Corbin!

As the Monster Among Men told us earlier today, he plans on making this a happy ending for himself, and a nightmare for the Lone Wolf. Will Corbin regret ever angering Strowman to this point? Or will he have another scheme up his sleeves to screw Strowman over?

The fans chant “Get These Hands!” as the bell rings. Corbin throws his vest at Strowman! But Strowman rocks him with an uppercut! Corbin bails out and Strowman gives chase. Corbin SMACKS Strowman with a kendo stick! And another SMACK, and antoher SMACK! Corbin has Strowman staggering about the ring with every SMACK! Corbin dedicates the next SMACK to the fans. Strowman gets to a corner so Corbin wedges the stick into the opposite corner. Corbin whips but Strowman reverses! Corbin slides out to avoid the stick, then slides back in only to get an uppercut! Strowman squashes Corbin in a corner! Corbin goes back for the stick but Strowman takes the stick from him! They fight over the stick but Strowman’s one hand beats Corbin’s two!

“I don’t need a kendo stick to whoop your ass!” Strowman breaks the stick then clubs Corbin down! Fans fire up with Strowman while Corbin bails out. Strowman comes around the corner and blasts Corbin into barriers! Strowman takes another lap, but Corbin throws an arm chair! And Strowman catches it! Corbin runs and Strowman chases, but Corbin sends Strowman into steel steps! Corbin takes the steps apart and rams the top half into Strowman! Strowman staggers about but Corbin gives chase. Corbin jams Strowman with the steps again, then mocks the lap. Corbin gets speed and runs Strowman over! And then he mocks the monster’s roar. Fans boo and jeer while Corbin drags Strowman up and into the ring. Corbin drags Strowman up to rock with a right hand!

Fans boo as Corbin gloats. Corbin eggs Strowman on but Strowman drags himself up. Corbin runs to rock Strowman with another right! Fans boo as Corbin gloats more. Corbin prepares a third, but Strowman clobbers Corbin instead! And then a corner splash to a big boot! Strowman roars and fans chant for a table. Strowman obliges, and finds a table from under the ring! He puts the table in the ring, then sets it up in a corner. Strowman goes after Corbin to scoop, but Corbin slips out and rakes the eyes! Corbin boots Strowman, then hops up to leap, but into the scoop! Monster Slam through the table!! But here comes Drew McIntyre! It is only natural that one of Corbin’s allies would come out just as Corbin looked to be losing. McIntyre has a steel chair, but then Bobby Lashley attacks from behind!

The pack is together and they SMACK Strowman with chair shot after chair shot! Lashley and McIntyre help Corbin up from the wreckage, but Strowman stands! Strowman rocks Lashley with an uppercut! McIntyre hits the Glasgow Kiss, Lashley SPEARS Strowman down! Corbin coordinates the trio and has them bring in the steel steps. McIntyre and Lashley take the big base steps and put them in the ring. Corbin helps set them side by side, and fans boo as the three circle Strowman. McIntyre drags Strowman up to talk trash, but Strowman grabs him by the throat! Strowman grabs Lashley, but Corbin SMACKS Strowman on the back! Strowman goes down again and Corbin goes searching under the ring.

Corbin, McIntyre and Lashley get tables into the ring and start setting them up. CLAYMORE keeps Strowman down! McIntyre helps Corbin double stack the tables, then they both drag Strowman around to Lashley on top of the steps. They all lift Strowman, for a SHIELD BOMB through BOTH tables! Corbin covers, Corbin wins!!

Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall

This new pack of wild dogs asserts dominance over the Monster Among Men! What is to come of these three being united in their dominance and destruction?

 

WWE supports the Special Olympics World Games.

Support and cheer on all the athletes as they head to Abu Dhabi!

 

The Miz and Shane are getting checked out backstage.

Miz apologizes to Shane. He can’t calm down over the loss. They’re better than this! Miz dedicated this match to his entire family!! Shane tells Miz to calm down and head home. They can talk again on Tuesday. Just go home, okay? Miz does leave, but he’s not happy. Will Miz cool off come SmackDown this week?

 

Lacey Evans heads to the ring.

The Model Soldier surprises everyone by walking out, but then she heads back? Was this her way of classing up the night?

 

WWE Championship Elimination Chamber!

SmackDown’s incredible Gauntlet Match established who will go in last, and that is The Viper! Randy Orton takes a pod, as does Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, and AJ Styles. That leaves the New Daniel Bryan to start against Samoa Joe by default!

But as Bryan makes his entrance, he shouts for them to cut his music. “Do you know what happens when a genius like myself tries to enlighten the masses?” They get punished! The WWE management has given the WWE Universe power! And what happens now? Bryan comes out and he’s one of the first in the match! “Fickle!” First in the Gauntlet! “Fickle!” And now Rowan can’t accompany Bryan to the ring! Bryan shouts “No!” but fans chant “Yes! Yes!” Bryan doesn’t want the fans to make him a martyr, but he is suffering for the greater good. The small-minded people just repeat the same stupid phrase, and it only reminds Bryan that there is hope. The people and the planet needs the New Daniel Bryan as the WWE Champion! Bryan finally enters the Chamber, the belt is raised, and the match finally begins.

Joe corners Bryan but Bryan slips out and around the outside. Joe dares Bryan to come back but Bryan refuses. Bryan simply trolls Joe while waiting out the clock. Joe waits and Bryan enters the ring, but he still keeps his distance. Bryan throws kicks but Joe just grins. Joe catches the next kick to give a kick! Joe kicks, Bryan catches, but Joe uses that to get at kneebar! Bryan endures, and grabs the ropes. Joe lets go and Bryan gets him into a corner. Bryan CHOPS Joe but Joe just gets mad. Bryan runs but Joe gives chase! Joe corners Bryan and CHOPS him against the steel chains! Joe drags Bryan back into the ring for a back suplex. Bryan slips out and hops up, but into a powerbomb! High stack cover, TWO, into the Boston Crab!

Bryan endures but Joe shifts to an STF! Then a crossface! Then Rings of Saturn! Bryan shifts to a cover, TWO, he dropkicks Joe’s legs out! Bryan throws Joe out of the ring, then into a pod! Joe rolls back into the ring and Bryan covers, ONE! Bryan stands Joe up for a chop, but Joe CHOPS Bryan! Joe headbutts Bryan then kicks him in the chest and back. Bryan gets up to chop, but Joe CHOPS him again! Joe whips Bryan to a corner, but Bryan drop toeholds Joe into buckles! Bryan kicks away on Joe but the countdown finally appears! Bryan backs off to watch the pods. The next man in is… Kofi Kingston!

The Iron Man rallies on both of them! Springboard ax handle for Bryan! Kofi spin through the urenage but Joe denies the DDT. Kofi swing kicks Joe away then climbs up for a splash to the back! Cover, TWO! Bryan goes after Kofi in a corner, then hangs him out to dry on the ropes. Fans rally while Bryan climbs. Bryan leaps at Kofi for a guillotine knee drop! Cover, TWO! Bryan goes after Joe with chops, but Joe still isn’t bothered by them. Joe backs Bryan down with another CHOP! Bryan runs away from Joe again, then climbs up on top a pod. Joe wants Bryan to come back but he just sits. Kofi rams into Joe with shoulders but then Joe CHOPS Kofi. Joe whips Kofi corner to corner but Kofi goes up after Bryan! Bryan wants Kofi to take it easy, but Kofi throws furious haymakers!

Bryan gets away but Kofi pursues! Joe approaches from below as the two exchange kicks. Joe drags Bryan down off the wall, but Kofi kicks Joe away. Kofi aims, climbs a little higher, and Trust Falls onto them both! All three men are down as that fall hurts Kofi almost as much as Bryan or Joe. Kofi drags Bryan back into the ring, covers, TWO! He covers Joe, TWO! Bryan throws European Uppercuts on Kofi then headlocks. Kofi powers out but Bryan runs him over. Things speed up, Kofi back elbows Bryan! Cover, TWO! Kofi keeps his cool but Joe is on him with a headbutt. Joe back sentons Bryan! Joe drags Kofi up and snap suplexes. Cover, TWO! Joe goes back to Bryan on the outside, throwing forearms and CHOPS against the steel chains! The countdown returns and the next man in is… AJ Styles!

The Phenomenal One rallies on everyone with haymakers! Phenomenal Blitz on Joe! Bryan goes after Styles and SLAPS him. Styles SLAPS Bryan, and the two brawl! Styles whips but Bryan reverses. Bryan runs in but into an elbow. Styles hops up, Moonsault but Kofi comes in. Styles catches Kofi, double DDT’s! Cover on Bryan, TWO! Cover on Kofi, TWO! Styles bumps Kofi off buckles and kicks out the leg. Styles goes to Joe on the outside, slingshot for a forearm! Bryan climbs again while Styles keeps Joe down. Styles spots Bryan, and springboards up to meet him! Phenomenal Forearm takes Bryan out! Styles shoulders and slingshots on Kofi for a sunset flip, but into the Styles Clash! Kofi fights out of it, then runs, but into the Ushigoroshi! Cover, TWO! Styles keeps his cool as he goes back to Joe. J

oe covers up but Styles kicks low and then chops him. Styles throws forearms, but Joe prevents him from throwing him into steel. Joe throws Styles into the chains then back drops Styles into the ring! Joe goes after Kofi but Kofi hits back! Kofi fires off haymakers and kicks, but runs into the sleeper! Kofi copies his idea from the Gauntlet and makes it a cover! TWO and Joe still has the sleeper! Jawbreaker frees Kofi, Phenomenal Forearm hits Joe! Styles ELIMINATES Joe! The Destroyer is gone, but the countdown returns. Since we know who is last, the next man in has to be Jeff hardy! The Charismatic Enigma brawls with Styles! Hardy whips but Styles reverses, only for Hardy to run him over. Hardy atomic drops and splits the legs! Dropkick on top, cover, TWO!

Hardy jawbreakers Styles then back kicks Bryan. Hardy kicks Kofi and hits a sit-out gourd buster! Then he uses Kofi to hit Bryan with Poetry in Motion! Fans chant “DELETE! DELETE!” as Hardy stalks Styles. Styles denies the Twist of Fate with a Pele! Hardy crawls to a corner while Bryan throws Kofi into chains. Bryan grinds Kofi into steel while Styles shoves Hardy into a pod! Styles climbs up behind Hardy but Hardy fights back. Hardy trips Styles up and Styles hits post on the way down! Hardy drags Styles into the ring while Bryan laces Kofi’s arm through chain! Styles is stuck on the top rope, Hardy SWANTONS on Styles! KNEE PLUS outta nowhere! Bryan ELIMINATES Hardy! Hardy put it all on the line to go after Styles, he got caught off guard.

Bryan goes after Styles now with a Tree of Woe. Bryan fires off No Kicks, then runs corner to corner to basement dropkick! Styles can’t get out of the tree and Bryan puts Kofi on top. Bryan stomps Styles down then climbs up over him. Bryan drags Kofi up but Styles sits up! Styles adds on for a Tower of Doom, German Suplex and SUPERPLEX! Styles works to get out of the Tree while the others are down. The countdown returns, and finally, Randy Orton joins the match! He has his pick and first lariats Bryan down. Orton stomps Styles in the Tree, then clotheslines Kofi. He stomps Styles more, but Kofi gets his attention. Orton throws Kofi into Styles! Styles finally falls out of the Tree, but Bryan goes at Orton. Orton almost gets the RKO but Bryan backslides! TWO, and Orton hangs Bryan out to dry!

Kofi dropkicks Orton! Kofi drags Styles up, but Styles gets him with the STO backbreaker, just like the Gauntlet match! Styles drags Kofi up as fans rally. Styles whips Kofi to a corner, then runs in, only for Kofi to put him outside. Kofi turns around into Styles’ forearm, then Styles springboards, into an RKO!! Cover, Orton ELIMINATES Styles! Orton grins as he watches Styles be helped out of the Chamber. But Kofi rolls Orton! TWO, Trouble in Paradise misses. Kofi kicks Orton back, then climbs up, only for Orton to trip him up. Orton drags Kofi out from the top rope, for a SUPER draping DDT! Fans duel as Orton hears the voices in his head. Orton stalks Kofi but catches Bryan in a powerslam! Orton goes back to Kofi but Kofi denies the RKO! TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Cover, Kofi ELIMINATES Orton!

Kofi is one of the final two with Daniel Bryan! Houston is thunderous for how close Kofi is to achieving a dream! Kofi and Bryan are in opposite corners, and Kofi fires himself up. Bryan and Kofi stand up stare down. They approach, and start throwing hands! Bryan kicks so Kofi kicks, and repeat! They go back and forth, but Kofi eggs Bryan’s kicks on! Bryan kicks and Kofi kicks! Trouble In Paradise misses, Bryan dropkicks the legs out! Bryan dares Kofi to sit up, and starts giving him No Kick! He kicks again and again, but Kofi ducks the buzzsaw! SOS!! Cover, TWO!! Kofi was so close yet so far from finally being world champion! Houston is at a fever pitch as Kofi and Bryan reset.

Kofi runs in but misses in the corner! Fans rally up as Bryan takes his time looming over Kofi. Bryan throws angry haymakers, saying Kofi doesn’t deserve to be here. Bryan gives Kofi more kicks, then runs corner to corner, for a big dropkick! And then another! And a third! A fourth! Kofi jumps out and double stomps out Bryan! Cover, TWO!! Houston is right there with Kofi on how close he was again. Kofi wills himself to his feet and to a corner. He aims at Bryan as he stands. Kofi runs but Bryan bails out. Kofi goes after Bryan and throws him into chains! He does it again and again and again! Kofi only picks up speed as he rams Bryan into steel! He drags Bryan up, bulldog but Bryan sends Kofi into the pod!

Bryan drags Kofi into the ring, and waits for Kofi to stand. Fans are not giving up on Kofi, but Bryan is taking am. Bryan runs at Kofi, KNEE PLUS! Cover, TWO!? Kofi survives and shocks Bryan! But Houston is eating this up! Bryan grows angry, and grabs Kofi’s arms. Bryan stomps away on Kofi’s face! And again and again and again! Cover, TWO! Bryan wants another shot, Kofi stands, TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Cover, TWO to a cradle! TWO, and Kofi kicks Bryan. Bryan catches Kofi’s arm into a form of the Labell Lock! But he also rakes the eyes and nose! This isn’t illegal in the Chamber! Kofi reaches and gets the ropebreak! Bryan lets go out of exhaustion. Bryan sits up and drags Kofi around. Houston declares “This is Awesome!”

Bryan climbs up top but Kofi kicks him down! Kofi climbs up and throws hands. Bryan climbs to the pod but Kofi pursues. Kofi clubs Bryan down then headbutts him against the Plexiglas. Kofi throws Bryan into it as fans chant “Yes! Yes!” He drags Bryan up, but Bryan resists. Kofi throws body shots but Bryan continues to block the risky suplex. Bryan fights and now he bounces Kofi against the Plexiglas! Bryan decides to use Kofi’s idea, but now Kofi resists! Kofi fights back and clubs Bryan down. Bryan slips down to the post but Kofi again pursues. Kofi boots Bryan again and again and sends him all the way down! Kofi stands, leaps, but FLOPS! Bryan aims from the corner, KNEE PLUS!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Daniel Bryan, by pinfall; still WWE Champion

The New Daniel Bryan survives the Chamber by the skin of his teeth. Will the Planet’s Champion ever be defeated?

As for Kofi, the New Day come out to join him. They and the fans still have Kofi’s back. Houston chants “Thank You, Kofi!” because he has nothing to be ashamed of. Will they go back to the drawing board and find another way for Kofi to get that Grand Slam?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A really great Elimination Chamber! WWE more or less took advantage of the assumption that they wouldn’t use this PPV for anything crucial and actually did that. At least, for some of this. Buddy Murphy retains because while Tozawa was doing great, I’m thinking it’s someone brand new to 205 Live that’ll finally take it from Murphy. AKA Kushida. The Women’s Tag Team Championship Chamber match was of course new and historic, and it was pretty good for having a few superstars who aren’t exactly the best. All 12 women got to look strong, but it was good for the IIconics to be later in the match so that they could pick on the others. Naturally Bayley and Sasha win, it is their story, and they were even matching the belts with their gear. I’m still waiting to see how they’ll make these belts work on both brands.

I did not think The Usos were going to win those titles. There was the new of Jimmy’s DUI, but it seems the Usos and Naomi had a counter of wanting to leave. The WWE gave the Usos their win to keep them and will likely worry about punishing Jimmy for the public incident some other way. But the match was great, and this does help give Miz & Shane a new dimension to the story. Though I have a feeling that this might be what brings us to Miz VS Shane. That’s a bit of a shame, but I suppose this would be a good way of doing it. But I did see Finn Balor getting that Intercontinental Championship off of Lio Rush. That seemed to be the only reason for the Handicap stipulation, because Vince still doesn’t see Finn being able to beat a beefy guy directly.

Of course, it also helps give Lashley energy left over to beat up Strowman with his real friends. No Disqualifications was obviously for this to happen. Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre taking the Shield triple powerbomb to the extreme was an interesting choice. If Roman Reigns was healthy, I would think this would lead to Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre taking on a once-again-reunited Shield at Wrestlemania. Even with Dean Ambrose supposedly leaving after Mania, one last ride with his brothers would be a great match for him to have at Wrestlemania, and it could be a feel-good send-off moment when the Shield stands tall for one last fist bump.

We all knew Ruby Riott was going to lose, but Ronda sure beat her quickly. Ruby should stick with Liv and Sarah and try to Freebird the Women’s Tag Titles. As for the rest of the Raw Women’s Championship segment, it was amazing! Becky surprises us, and then her beating both Charlotte and Ronda up with the crutch was a lot of fun. This wasn’t the route I pictured for the Triple Threat but it’s working out. Now if only Asuka would have something lined up. Lacey Evans randomly showing up was just weird, but maybe she is their choice to build for Asuka in the home stretch. Then after a huge block of WWE’s own ads, we finally get to the world title chamber. It was really good with how they played on all the story, and it was perfect to have Bryan start and Kofi hang with him.

In the back of my mind, I knew Kofi wasn’t going to win, but they did such a great job making it seem like Kofi could’ve pulled it off. It is a shame Ali wasn’t getting this same shine because of injury, but Ali will be back and can continue where he left off. Fastlane is coming, and that will surely be used to determine the next challenger. A lot of it depends on Ali’s physical health, so anything could happen. It’d be great if Kofi got another chance, but the New Day have said Kofi will get the title in 2019, so it doesn’t have to be at Mania, even if Mania is the place for such great moments.

My Score: 8.3/10


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

How will WOW address last week’s unclear ending?

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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?!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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.

PLAY BY PLAY

David McLane again welcomes us to WOW!

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

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

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

 

Introducing: Havoc.

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

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

 

Havoc VS Fire!

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

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

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

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

Winner: Havoc, by pinfall

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

 

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

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

 

Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella!

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Kristen Davidson by pinfall

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

 

Razor speaks.

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

 

Reintroducing: Faith the Lioness.

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

 

Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness!

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Faith the Lioness by pinfall

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

 

Coming soon: Nikki Krampus.

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

 

Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.3/10


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