The Cruiserweight Division is in the UK! And the champion, Buddy Murphy, issued a challenge to the UK Division’s Mark Andrews! Will he regret being so bold?
- Lucha House Party VS TJP & Mike Kanellis w/ Maria Kanellis; Lucha House Party wins.
- Lio Rush VS Josh Morrell; Rush wins.
- Buddy Murphy VS Mark Andrews; Murphy wins.
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Drake Maverick sets the scene for tonight’s episode.
Firstly, he congratulates The Heart of 205 Live, Mustafa Ali, for earning a Cruiserweight Championship match over The Premier Athlete, Tony Nese. And that championship match against Buddy Murphy will take place at Survivor Series!
As for tonight’s action, the Lucha House Party want retribution against both TJP and Mike Kanellis. TJP has been showing nothing but disrespect to the lucha trio, and Mike Kanellis hasn’t been far behind. These two team together for the first time ever, but will they get away with another win, and some masks?
Then in a crossover main event, NXT UK’s Mark Andrews will have a match with the champion himself, Buddy Murphy!
Lucha House Party VS TJP & Mike Kanellis w/ Maria Kanellis!
Lince Dorado and Kalisto step up for their trio in seeking retribution for the disrespect the “Cruiser-Great” has shown them. The FilAm Flash ran to the only man, and woman, on 205 Live he felt would help him, and they accepted his premise for an alliance. Will this team of convenience work well together? Or will the Golden Lynx and Lucha Dragon take the win and the masks back?
The bell rings and TJP starts with Kalisto. They go around and tie up. Kalisto gets TJP into a corner, and backs off cleanly. TJP goes after the mask! Kalisto kicks him away then whips but TJP reverses. TJP drops down, but Kalisto hops on and says “giddy-up!” TJP stands up with a look of anger and humiliation, but Kalisto has a smile and a dance. They go again, Kalisto slides under and rolls back to wheelbarrow arm-drag TJP down. The “Lucha! Lucha!” chants start, and Kalisto dropkicks TJP down. Tag to Lince, and the luchadores work together for the elevated Kalisto splash, and Lince planking splash! TJP scrambles to Mike for both a tag, and maybe some reassuring hugs. Mike runs in, but both luchadores are ready with double uppercuts! Then double clotheslines send Mike out!
Mike scrambles over to TJP now, but both luchadores build speed! But just for a double fake out! Kalisto and Lince handspring for double flexing! Maria is furious for her husband, but fans love the LHP. Mike hurries back in and kicks Lince low. He uppercuts Lince to a corner, then stomps a mudhole into him. Mike dedicates this to Maria, but Lince throws haymakers! Lince whips corner to corner but Mike reverses. Lince goes up and over, then handsprings and slides under, to then tilt-o-whirl headscissor and dropkick! He arm-drags Mike into an armlock! The matracas make noise but Maria is furious. Mike gets up and powers Lince back. He breaks at the rope but TJP gets in a cheap shot! TJP tags in and throws hands on Lince. He slingshot sentons on Lince then covers, TWO! TJP drags Lince up to trip him up, and tag to Mike.
TJP flings Lince forward, then Mike drops an elbow. Mike goes after the mask, then stomps away on Lince. He drags Lince into a corner and takes time to soak up the heat. Mike whips Lince and hits a corner clothesline. He blows a kiss to fans before whipping Lince corner to corner again. Mike hits another corner clothesline, then runs for a boot! Cover, TWO! Maria is furious again but Mike tags in TJP. TJP stomps Lince around then snapmares him into a chinlock. The matracas start up again and it annoys Maria. Fans rally up with the noise, though, and Lince gets up. Lince fights back but is put in a corner. TJP runs in but misses! TJP tumbles down so Mike goes after Lince. Mike misses and Lince hits a triangle dropkick! Lince is alone in the ring and heads for the LHP corner.
TJP intercepts Lince’s leap! Lince pushes him away, hot tag to Kalisto! Springboard crossbody for TJP, forearm for Mike, springboard corkscrew for TJP! Kailsto handsprings to dodge, then gives kick after kick! Kalisto whips but TJP reverses. TJP runs in but Kalisto dodges. Mike tags in as Kalisto rolls up TJP for the school boy kick! Kalisto fires up, but Mike trips him up and yanks him out. Mike throws Kalisto into the barriers with a Russian leg sweep! He puts Kalisto back in and covers, TWO! Mike knees Kalisto down as Maria coaches him on. Mike puts on a rear bearhug and Kalisto endures. Fans rally up, and Kalisto gets to his feet. Mike clubs him down, then back suplexes. Kalisto fights back, wheelbarrow to DDT! Both men are down, and the matracas start again. Hot tags to TJP and Lince!
Lince climbs up and hits a crossbody! He rallies with kicks, then CHOPS TJP off his feet! Lince handsprings to capoeria kick. Mike runs in but for a flapjack! Lince gets Mike out, then dodges TJP in the corner. SUPERKICK drops TJP, springboard moonsault to another! But Lince isn’t done there, he goes up high for a BIG moonsault! Cover but Mike breaks it in time! Maria is relieved, and now Mike and TJP double whip. Lince handsprings to double Golden Rewinds! The fans chant “Lucha! Lucha!” as the LHP go up on opposite corners, for the DOUBLE ASAI! They hit both TJP and Mike down and get TJP in the ring.
Lince runs in corner to corner for the bronco buster! Lince wants the inverted DDT but TJP drops down for a kneebar! Mike keeps Kalisto down as TJP grapevines. Kalisto gets free and breaks the hold in time! Kalisto then dumps Mike out, dodges TJP to DIVE on Mike! Lince springboard sunsets TJP, TWO and TJP gets the mask! TJP has unmasked Lince again! Well, actually, Lince had a spare! Huricanrana to pin! Lucha House Party wins!
Winners: Lucha House Party, Lince Dorado pinning
TJP got outsmarted, and the LHP get even! Maria keeps Mike and TJP calm, saying she’s got this. They’ve still got the other masks, but where and when will they be back for more?
Cedric Alexander trains in the WWE Performance Center.
Steve Corino puts the former Cruiserweight Champion through his drills, then has Alexander look through the footage. But then, in walks the Man of the Hour, Lio Rush. Lio laughs at what he sees, but what does he want? To see if the rumors were true, and they are. Alexander lost his confidence, so now he’s back in school training with rookies! Alexander says that if Lio ever stopped caring about carrying Lashley’s bags, and actually did some training, maybe Lio would be champion. Lio knows what Alexander wants. Alexander wants to be champion again, but that’s not happening here. He needs a marquee match with the 23 year old piece of gold. Oh that’s what Alexander needs?
Lio says Alexander should think it over, but if he wants to find Lio later, he’s not a hard man to find. That is, if Alexander gets out of class on time. Lio laughs his way back out, but the match has been made for next week! Will the Age of Alexander rebuild itself on top of the Man of the Hour’s reputation?
Lio Rush VS Josh Morrell!
Speaking of the Man of the Hour, he’s still in Manchester because he #CametoCollect his own paycheck for Cruiserweight action. Lio is still undefeated in 1v1 action, but he seems to be taking everything to easy. Will he be caught off guard by Manchester’s own? Or will he still be at the top of his game without even trying?
The bell rings and Lio doesn’t see what’s so great about his opponent. However, Morrell dares Lio to “cross the line”. Lio takes Morrell up on the challenge, and they tie up. Lio gets a wristlock, but Morrell rolls, cartwheels, handsprings and throws Lio! That definitely surprises Lio. Things speed up, and Morrell somehow keeps pace. Lio stops on a dime but Morrell catches Lio’s kick. Morrell keeps out of reach, flips Lio back, and enziguris Lio to a corner! Morrell whips Lio but Lio reverses. Lio runs but into a boot! Morrell hops up but Lio enziguris Morrell out of the ring! Lio fetches Morrell and throws him into the barrier!
Lio has a temper and he uses it on Morrell by stomping in a mudhole! The ref backs Lio off, but Lio leaps in for a cannonball! Lio drags Morrell up, whips him around to reel him into a drop toehold, and Morrell hits buckles face first! The ref checks on Morrell, but he’s somehow okay. Morrell flounders around, fans call Lio names but Lio ignores them. He climbs up top, and hits his Final Hour frog splash! Cover, Lio wins!
Winner: Lio Rush, by pinfall
The win streak continues, but Lio had to put in some work. He takes up the mic to dedicate his victory to a man that truly inspires him. That man is Cedric Alexander. Ever since Alexander lost the Cruiserweight Champinoship, he’s been in a slump. So what Alexander did was go back to the WWE PC, to his roots. To be honest, Lio isn’t mad. Lio actually respects that. Because Lio knows “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Alexander’s working hard, that much is true.
But Lio reminds everyone that there is absolutely no one, and that means NO ONE, that works harder than Lio Rush! If Alexander thinks he’s getting back up on his high horse at the expense of the 23 year old piece of gold, he’s sadly mistaken. Lio promises that the #AgeOfAlexander meets its Final Hour. “Tick tock, Cedric, tick tock.” Will Alexander’s time be up? Or are the days of Lio’s undefeated streak numbered?
205 Live takes at the UK Cruiserweight crossover star, Mark Andrews.
The High-Fiving, Stage-Diving rockstar wrestles not only to put the UK on the map, but also Wales on the map. Andrews vows to make Wales proud in both NXT UK and the Cruiserweight Division, but will he face a mountain too big to climb in the Aussie Juggernaut?
Mustafa Ali speaks.
The Beacon of Light knows that at first “they called me a ‘maybe’. Today, they call me the Heart of 205 Live.” At Wrestlemania, he was so close to being called champion. That slipped through his fingers, but he’s scratched and clawed his way back to this chance. He and Buddy Murphy have gone back and forth all year, but this time, nothing will slip past Ali. No one will see Ali as a “maybe”, because this time they will call him champion. Survivor Series may pit Raw against SmackDown, but who will come out atop 205 Live?
Buddy Murphy VS Mark Andrews!
The champion wanted something big for his first match since winning the title at Super Show-Down, and issued a challenge to the best Cruiserweights in NXT UK. The Juggernaut says he looks forward to another go with the Heart of 205 Live, and the High-Fiver Stage-Diver is a great tune-up for Murphy. Murphy claims that in the real world, the bad guy always wins, and he’s the biggest and baddest around! Will Andrews learn before Ali that there really is no stopping the unstoppable?
The bell rings and Manchester is behind #Mandrews more than Murphy. The two circle and Murphy corners Andrews. Andrews can’t get away, so he grapples with Murphy. Murphy brings Andrews down with strength, but Andrews gets up. Andrews rolls and hooks Murphy’s leg. Murphy throws Andrews off and has him back down. Andrews handsprings up and goes for the legs again, but Murphy brings him down again. Fans rally and Andrews gets up again. Andrews spins around and gets a wristlock. He still tries to bring Murphy down but Murphy breaks free to snapmare. Andrews lands on his feet and grins at Murphy. Murphy sweeps the legs and covers, ONE.
Andrews wants a sweep but his arms aren’t strong enough, so he uses his legs! Andrews moonsaults but lands on his feet when Murphy moves. Fans applaud this close match-up, and even Murphy smirks. Murphy then tosses Andrews to a corner! Andrews gets out and chops, but Murphy isn’t bothered. Andrews tries to arm-drag but Murphy blocks. Murphy whips and then bounces Andrews off his shoulder! Andrews is shocked as he rolls out of the ring. Murphy goes out to chase Andrews, they end up back in the ring and Andrews goes for a headscissors. Murphy blocks, but Andrews sunset flips, TWO! Andrews was close to getting one over on the champ. Andrews slides under to then enziguri Murphy! Murphy bails out, but Andrews builds speed, to FLY! For headscissors! Fans fire up as Murphy hits the floor.
Andrews brings Murphy up and into the ring. Andrews hurries up top, but Murphy gets up. Murphy jumps under Andrews, then catches his tilt-o-whirl for a long dart into buckles! Andrews checks his teeth while Murphy catches his breath. Murphy stalks Andrews back into the corner, then throws him across the ring! Murphy brings Andrews up and shoves him to ropes, for a forearm to the back on the rebound! Fans still rally for Andrews as Murphy stalks him. Andrews hits back but Murphy rocks him with a right. Murphy throws Andrews across the ring again, then looms over him. He drags Andrews up for elbows to the head, then covers. TWO, but Murphy wraps on an armlock. Murphy grinds his forearm into Andrews’ face, but fans rally up.
Andrews endures as Murphy drives elbows into the neck and chest! Cover, TWO, so it’s back to the armlock. Andrews continues to endure, and works his way out of the hold. He stands up and gives Murphy a jawbreaker! Andrews is free, but Murphy pops him right up onto his shoulders! Andrews uses that for a Reveres-Rana! Murphy tumbles out of the ring while Andrews rests in the ring. Fans fire up as Andrews builds speed. Andrews DIVES! Murphy is blasted over the announce desk! Andrews grits his teeth and gets up to leap over the desk! He throws hands on Murphy, then chases him to ringside. Murphy throws Andrews in, but Andrews gets him back with a basement dropkick! Andrews fetches Murphy, and rocks him with a right.
They go around the corner, and Andrews uses the steel steps to launch for a cannonball senton! Fans fire up as Andrews gets Murphy up and into the ring. Andrews hurries up and springboards, but into a pumphandle! Murphy lifts but Andrews wheelbarrows to victory roll and double stomps! Then standing corkscrew moonsault! Cover, TWO!! Murphy survives to Andrews’ surprise. Andrews walks over but Murphy puts him on the apron. Andrews kicks back then slingshots for a sunset flip! Cover, TWO! Murphy stirs while Andrews catches his breath. Andrews throws forearms, but Murphy fires his strike fest! Murphy’s knee misses but he boots Andrews to a corner.
Andrews enziguris, then hops up! Murphy tucks him in, but misses his superkick! Andrews mule kicks Murphy, then quebrada to tornado, but Murphy blocks the DDT! Suplex, Andrews tries a huricanrana, but Murphy blocks that into a sit-out powerbomb! Cover, TWO!? Andrews survives and now Murphy is surprised, but fans are loving this! Both men are down but Murphy sits up first. Murphy toys with Andrews but Manchester rallies up. Murphy suplexes but gets Stun-Dog Millionaire! Andrews hurries to the top rope, Shooting Star gets knees! Murphy hits a knee trigger! Then pumphandle, Murphy’s Law! Cover, Murphy wins!
Winner: Buddy Murphy, by pinfall
The champion rolls on towards Survivor Series and his familiar foe in Mustafa Ali! What will it take to stop the Unstoppable?
A pretty solid episode of 205 Live here. TJP and the Kanellises work together well despite losing, but I was glad to see they did a “mask under a mask” spot like that. Their feud hopefully ends with the Lucha House Party actually getting those stolen masks back, since the Heels still hold one of each. It was a clever choice for Lio to have a tougher time with his jobber opponent tonight, to make a point of the very quote he used. Alexander VS Lio next week should be an amazing match, and I can’t be sure which way it should go. Chances are, Lio will win to keep his undefeated streak going while perpetuating Alexander’s crisis of confidence story. It’d be too soon after Maverick told Alexander last week that he only gets his title rematch when he’s ready, for Alexander to suddenly win such an important match.
Just as I was wondering, we learn that the Cruiserweight Championship will be defended at Survivor Series so that there’s a chance something changes the status quo that Sunday. Murphy VS Andrews was a great match tonight, and another sign that there could be crossovers between divisions. If Lucha House Party can be on Raw for their tag team division and NXT/NXT UK stars can be on 205 Live for Cruiserweight action, maybe one day we can actually get a story where someone is a champion on multiple WWE programs.
My Score: 8.4/10
Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (11/14/18)
Two of the Cruiserweight Division’s fastest and brightest stars collide! Can the Age of Alexander give the 24 year old piece of gold a run for his money?
- Akira Tozawa & THE Brian Kendrick VS Drew Gulak & Jack Gallagher; Gulak & Gallagher win.
- Lucha House Party VS Mike Karma & Kraig Keesaman; Lucha House Party wins.
- Cedric Alexander VS Lio Rush; Alexander wins.
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The Cruiserweight Championship is on the line at Survivor Series!
The Juggernaut and The Beacon of Light look to steal the show this Sunday as they renew their epic rivalry from the Summer. These two have all but defined 205 Live in 2018, and we expect to hear from both of them before the night is through.
But first, unlikely allies team up for the first time as Akira Tozawa and THE Brian Kendrick look to settle scores with Drew Gulak and Jack Gallagher. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” has never been more true, as The Ungentle Men’s Club kicked Kendrick out for his weakness, only for the Man with a Plan to join up with the Stamina Monster. Will Kendrick and Tozawa teach Gulak and Gallagher what no mercy really looks like?
And then we have a first time ever dream match main event between the Soul of 205 Live and the Man of the Hour. Cedric Alexander may have lost the Cruiserweight Championship, but he was moments away from getting another shot at Lio Rush’s expense. But Lio says that was never going to happen and never will happen. Lio still has his undefeated streak since debuting on 205 Live, but will it survive the rebirth of the #AgeOfAlexander? Or will Lio continue to collect the winner’s check this close to Survivor Series?
Akira Tozawa & THE Brian Kendrick VS Drew Gulak & Jack Gallagher!
The Ungentlemanly Alliance made their biggest impact when they attacked The Stamina Monster during a match with Colin Delaney. But then, things wouldn’t go their way against teams like the Lucha House Party, or against the then champion, Cedric Alexander. Instead of sharing in the blame, the Philly Fury put it all on The Man with a Plan for going soft. Gulak and Gallagher literally kicked Kendrick out, but they never expected him to help out his oldest foe! Now a new alliance has been struck, but is it strong enough to stop the gentlemen grapplers?
Before the match, Dasha Fuentes asks Kendrick & Tozawa about this fierce rivalry turned tag team. How do they plan on working together? Tozawa thinks on how to answer that question, but then he just smiles and heads out. Kendrick figures that’s good enough, and he heads out, too. Is this a bad sign? Or is it their way of saying they don’t need a plan?
The match begins with Gulak and Kendrick. Kendrick smirks because he knows Gulak is tagging out to Gallagher. Gulak smirks as Gallagher and Kendrick circle. Kendrick suddenly runs at Gulak! Gulak gets away but Kendrick elbows Gallagher away. Kendrick throws forearms and then whips Gallagher to the corner. Kendrick runs in to hit the forearm smash, then tags Tozawa. Tozawa hops in as Kendrick scoop slams Gallagher, and adds the shouting senson! Cover, TWO! Tozawa drags Gallagher up for a chop, then another chop. Gallagher falls for the feint and gets the jab! Fans “AH! AH!” with Tozawa but Gulak shouts “No Chanting!” Gulak’s still on his rules for a #Better205Live as Tozawa stomps a mudhole into Gallagher. Tozawa brings Gallagher over and tags in Kendrick.
Kendrick and Tozawa whip Gallagher into double boots, then Kendrick covers. TWO and Gulak is relieved. Gulak taunts Kendrick but Kendrick keeps on Gallagher. Gallagher powers out of Sliced Bread to send Kendrick at ropes, then runs him over with a back elbow! Tag to Gulak, and Gulak swings. Kendrick ducks to throw forearms and knees in a corner! The ref backs him off but Kendrick comes back to kick and club Gulak more. Kendrick throws more forearms, even between the ropes. Gulak uses that against Kendrick to pull him into the ropes. Tag to Gallagher and Gallagher kicks Kendrick while Gulak goes after Tozawa! Now it’s a brawl outside as Gallagher clobbers Kendrick against the announce desk. Gallagher puts Kendrick back in, then stays between Kendrick and Tozawa.
Gallagher stomps Kendrick, then tags Gulak back in before lifting Kendrick in a fireman’s carry. He hotshots Kendrick, Gulak runs and clobbers Kendrick with a clothesline! Cover, TWO! Gulak keeps his cool as he sits Kendrick up for an armlock. He says Kendrick’s too soft, but fans rally up for Kendrick. Kendrick fights out and fights back, booting Gulak again and again. Gulak blocks a boot to put it on the ropes and kick out the leg. Tag to Gallagher, and Gulak hands off the toehold for Gallagher to twist. Gallagher gets both legs for a stomp on the knees! Then he drags Kendrick around for another toe ‘n’ ankle hold. Kendrick endures while Gulak tells him to quit. Gallagher tags Gulak, but Kendrick fights against both of them.
Gulak atomic drops Kendrick and Gallagher adds a running knee! Cover, TWO! Kendrick survives, but Gulak bumps him on buckles. Gallagher tags, and mugs Kendrick with Gulak’s help. The ref reprimands Gulak but Gulak shouts back he knows the count. Gallagher stomps Kendrick then brings him up for a snapmare into chinlock. Kendrick endures as Tozawa rallies up the fans. Kendrick arm-drags Gallagher off, but Gulak tags in. Gulak keeps Kendrick from Tozawa, but Kendrick fights back. Kendrick boots Gulak down, but he’s down, too! Fans rally, Gallagher tags in again and gets Kendrick with a headlock. Kendrick powers out, Tozawa stops Gallagher with an “AH!” and Gallagher turns around into Kendrick’s back drop! Both men are down, fans rally up, hot tags to Gulak and Tozawa!
Tozawa boots then whips Gulak, into a back kick. Gulak ducks the spin kick but Tozawa slides under him, to get the spin kick! Gulak is on the apron so Tozawa knocks him down! Then Tozawa builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit with the Tozawa Torpedo! Tozawa puts Gulak in, then hurries up top. Gallagher gets up but Kendrick trips him! Gulak gets up but gets a missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Tozawa is a bit surprised, but he stays on Gulak with a whip. Gulak reverses, but Tozawa stops himself to elbow bakc. Then Tozawa tilt-o-whirls to an Octopus! Kendrick intercepts Gallagher, but is still pushed into Tozawa! Gulak is free, and Tozawa glares at Kendrick! Tozawa misunderstands what happened, but there isn’t time to explain as Gallagher tackles Kendrick out of the ring! Gulak rolls Tozawa up, Gulak & Gallagher win!
Winners: Drew Gulak & Jack Gallagher, Gulak pinning
It wasn’t that there was no plan, but that there was no trust that cost Tozawa & Kendrick the match. Can these two get on the same page if they want to stop the cruel winter Gulak & Gallagher have planned for the Cruiserweight Division?
Drake Maverick presides over the official Cruiserweight Championship weigh-in.
The GM is honored to oversee this weigh-in for the major match coming at Survivor Series. First, the challenger, Mustafa Ali. Ali steps on the scales, and weighs in at 182 lbs. The champion weighs in, at 205 on the dot. Buddy Murphy makes weight, which has been a challenge of his since joining 205 Live. But with the numbers on the record books, the match will happen. Murphy tells Ali he’s going to put him in the ground. Ali points out that the last time Murphy said that, Ali put him on the mat. Murphy shoves Ali, Ali fires off and Maverick hurries to keep this fight from happening here! Officials get Murphy out of the room as Ali says he’s not afraid of the Juggernaut. The tension is running high, what will happen when they’re cut loose on Sunday?
Backstage interview with Buddy Murphy.
Does the Cruiserweight Champion have anything to say about that confrontation in the trainer’s room? That was just Murphy reminding Ali what this is all about. This isn’t about their rivalry, this isn’t about stealing the show, this isn’t even about how Ali scratched and clawed his way back to a title shot. No, this is simply about Murphy’s Cruiserweight Championship, and what he’ll do to keep it. Murphy is willing to go to Hell and back, so Ali has no idea what’s in store for him. Actually, Murphy almost feels bad for him. Will Murphy leave anything left of Ali after Survivor Series?
Lucha House Party VS Mike Karma & Kraig Keesaman!
The Golden Lynx and the Lucha Dragon may be without the King of the Ropes while he’s off being a father to his newborn child, but they still have Penelope Pinata! And while they’re staples of the Cruiserweight Division, they’ll be ready to represent Raw at Survivor Series in the 10v10 Tag Team Division Elimination Match! Will they gain some last momentum before the brand warfare?
The bell rings and Lince starts against Keesaman. Lince handsprings and starts up the “Lucha! Lucha!” chants. Kessaman shoves Lince and says “NO Lucha! NO Lucha!” But then he turns around into a chop! Lince whips but Keesaman reverses, so Lince springboards for a crossbody! Lince handsprings and kicks Keesaman, then runs to headscissor! Fans “Lucha!” with Lince but Keesaman hits low. Keesaman mocks the lucha chant, but runs into a SUPERKICK! Lince gets rid of Karma and tags in Kalisto. Kalisto runs for the alley-oop splash, then Lince adds the planking splash! Lucha House Party fires up, but in runs Karma. He misses and gets double mule kicks. Kalisto runs and Lince gives him the boost for a missile dropkick!
Keesaman is in the corner as Kalisto flosses. Kalisto runs in but Keesaman puts him on the apron. Lince tags in and swing kicks Keesaman! Kalisto gets Keesaman with Salida del Sol! Lince climbs while Kalisto knee-springboards for a senton onto Karma! Shooting Star on Keesaman! Cover, Lucha House Party wins!
Winners: Lucha House Party, Lince Dorado by pinfall
The luchadores win fast and fun and now roll on towards Survivor Series! Can they be the x-factor that helps Raw win over SmackDown?
But from the titantron, Maria Kanellis gets their attention. “Pay attention to The First Lady while she congratulates you on another victory.” She wants them to enjoy this while they can, because they have unfinished business with TJP and her husband, Mike Kanellis. The only reason tonight is ending on a party and not the next phase of Maria’s plan is because Gran Metalik wasn’t here tonight. Maria is an equal opportunist, because when her team makes an example out of their trio, she wants it to be the first time and only time. So enjoy the party. And wish Gran Metalik good luck in next week’s match, against TJP. Maria looks forward to it. A concerning message from Mrs. Kanellis, but will the King of the Ropes return only to lose? Or will Metalik ruin Maria’s plans and keep the party going?
Cedric Alexander speaks.
“For over a year on 205 Live, I ran undefeated. Not by accident, but because I outworked every single person in that locker room day in, day out.” But to Lio Rush, this is a game, a quick fame grab. To Alexander, this is his life. So for guys like Lio Rush, a title is just a trophy, but to Alexander, it means the world. It means he leaves a legacy for his family, and inspires kids around the world to be just like him. The legacy doesn’t end, it only continues.
Cedric Alexander VS Lio Rush!
The Age of Alexander looks to rebuild after losing both title and win streak in 2018. However, he’ll have to end the Man of the Hour’s streak to do it. Will Alexander make the 24 year old piece of gold put his money where his mouth is? Or will Lio make this the Soul of 205 Live’s Final Hour?
The bell rings and Lio smirks as he circles with Alexander. Fans duel as Alexander corners Lio. Lio uses the ropes as a defense, so Alexander backs off. Lio comes out and goes for legs but Alexander keeps away. They tie up and Lio gets a leg, but Alexander sprawls to get a wristlock. Lio rolls and arm-drags but Alexander holds on! Alexander wrenches Lio into a shoulder breaker, but Lio pushes him to ropes. Lio then gets a headlock out of the ropebreak, and holds on as Alexander lifts. Alexander powers out but Lio holds ropes. Lio baits Alexander in but Alexander bucks him off the roll-up. Alexander runs but Lio follows. Alexander handsprings over and back, but Lio dodges to come back and headscissor, but Alexander handsprings through! Lio laughs, he likes how Alexander can keep pace. Alexander says Lio isn’t as good as he thinks he is.
The fans duel as Lio backs up. Lio then gets Alexander with a leg sweep! And SLAPS Alexander! Lio says this is his house, but Alexander gets up and the chase is on! Lio stops on a dime to change directions, then does it again, then ducks the boot to springboard huricanrana! Alexander gets to a corner, but keeps his cool, even as Lio taunts, “Are you gonna cry?” Lio brags but Alexander trips him now! And then dropkicks him! Lio ends up in a corner, and Alexander gives him a chop. Alexander puts Lio in another corner to give him another chop. Fans fire up while Lio crawls away. Alexander brings Lio out for a snapmare and dropkick, then cover. TWO, but Alexander keeps his cool. Alexander walks into Lio’s kick but gives back another chop! He whips Lio to a corner, then back drops him on the rebound!
Lio crawls to another corner, but Alexander runs in, only for Lio to escape. Lio comes back, but Alexander dropkicks his legs out, sending him into buckles. Alexander then goes to the apron, and runs in for the corner kick! Lio staggers back, Alexander springboards in, into a SUPERKICK! Alexander staggers on the outside, Lio DIVES at the corner! Lio leaves Alexander out for the count, going back to the ring to rest. Alexander gets up at 5, so Lio goes out to run and dropkick him into barriers! Then he whips Alexander into steel steps! Lio leaves Alexander out again, shouting at the ref to count. The ref counts, and Alexander is down until 5. Alexander stands at 6 and gets in before 7. Lio nods and grins, but then is serious as he throws hands in the corner.
The ref counts and Lio backs off at 4. Lio comes back and grinds his boot into Alexander, as fans duel. Alexander gets up and chops Lio, but Lio kicks Alexander. Lio snapmares and kicks Alexander again, cover, ONE! Lio wraps on body scissors and a half nelson chinlock. Alexander endures as fans rally up. Alexander gets up, crawls but Lio rolls him around. Lio clobbers Alexander with crossfaces, then flexes. But Alexander gets up with Lio as a backpack, and rams him into buckles. Lio hops back up but Alexander rams him into buckles again. Alexander chops Lio, then whips him corner to corner. Lio reverses, but Alexander catches the kick. Alexander flips Lio over, Lio lands on his feet, then ducks and handsprings. Alexander blocks the mule kick but not the enziguri! Lio covers, ONE, but Lio is still laser focused.
Lio circles Alexander. He kicks Alexander swift in the back, then again. Lio lines up a shot, but Alexander blocks the kick! Alexander gives Lio the stiff back elbow! Alexander gets moving, and hits the shoulder tackle and swing kick! Lio staggers, Alexander springboards for the flying clothesline! But he’s not stopping there, he brings Lio up. Lio slips out of the lift then runs, but Alexander shows he can change direction just as fast. Alexander redirects Lio, handspring, Neuralizer! Cover, TWO!! Lio survives and now Alexander has to keep his cool. Alexander grits his teeth as he gets up. Lio rolls around in a daze as Alexander takes off the elbow pads. Lio yanks Alexander out, but runs into the boot. Alexander springboards in, complete shot! Cover, TWO! Alexander is beside himself, but he watches Lio flounder and crawl to the apron.
Alexander drags Lio back in, but Lio kicks the leg out then back heel kicks! Lio turns Alexander around, then spins more for the spin-cycle Unprettier! Cover, TWO!! And Lio is furious! “Are you kidding me?!” Lio undoes his wrist tape as fans rally up for Alexander. Lio stalks Alexander, brings him up but Alexander shoves him away. He gives haymakers but Alexander shoves him away, to then rock him with a right! Lio is dazed again, Alexander goes at him, but Lio fires off a strike fest. But Alexander ducks the back hand to scoop slam, but Lio makes it a victory roll?! TWO!! SPANISH FLY, from Lio! That’s usually Alexander’s move! Lio heads up top, and leaps, but his splash flops!
Alexander hurries, LUMBAR- No, Lio headscissors! But Alexander blocks with superior strength! Alexander brings Lio back up, but Lio gets him with the huricanrana pin! TWO, Lio runs and low springboards backwards for a stunner!! Alexander staggers around, Lio runs, into Alexander’s Spanish Fly! Alexander holds on and brings Lio up, for the LUMBAR CHECK!! Cover, Alexander wins!!
Winner: Cedric Alexander, by pinfall
The Man of the Hour’s streak is over!! Alexander gets a huge win and finally gets out of his own losing streak. Can Alexander use this to skyrocket back to the title? Who will hold the title when he does?
Mustafa Ali speaks.
The Beacon of Light heard Murphy say that he’s willing to go to Hell and back to keep the Cruiserweight Championship. Well that’s exactly what he’ll have to do to win. But he won’t be going alone, Ali will be right there with him. That title means more to Ali than Murphy understands. Murphy can talk trash and play mind games, but it won’t matter because it’ll come down to what they do in the ring. It’ll come down to Murphy’s strength and Ali’s speed. It’ll come down to Murphy’s aggression and Ali’s determination. And it’ll come down to Murphy’s anger and Ali’s heart. That’s when Murphy will learn not even a Juggernaut can stop the unstoppable.
A spectacular 205 Live to be the Survivor Series go-home! Tozawa & Kendrick VS Gulak & Gallagher was great, but it makes sense for the Heels to win here. It would be too soon for Tozawa and Kendrick to be a better duo as they haven’t even been shown spending time together. I’m sure Kendrick can explain to Tozawa what happened with the usual “bumped into” misunderstanding, so they’ll surely go for another match with Gulak & Gallagher. Then Lucha House Party sans Metalik wins, because they need to strong before having their blow-off with TJP & Mike Kanellis. I’m guessing something in Maria’s plan extends this feud, aka the Heels win.
Alexander VS Rush was amazing! Because of how fast these two guys move, the 15 or so minutes given was more than enough time. They got so much into it, such great story of Lio thinking talent alone gets him through but Alexander showing him what hard work can do. I like the trade of Spanish Flies, that’s such a standard of Alexander’s style now that it was great for Lio to hit one of his own. And in a great surprise, Alexander wins! I would’ve liked for the “crisis of confidence” to last longer, but maybe Alexander’s title rematch happens at TLC. Speaking of the title, Murphy and Ali had a great scuffle in the trainer’s room and then great individual promos to remind us of their feud’s intensity. It doesn’t really matter who wins so long as the match is great, and on the main show!
My Score: 8.7/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (11/14/18)
WarGames II is coming, and The Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly steps up! Who from the #OneAndOnlyBruiserRaiders fights him for advantage on tonight’s NXT?
- Mia Yim VS Bianca Belair; Belair wins.
- Lacey Evans VS Karissa Rivera; Evans wins.
- WarGames Advantage: Kyle O’Reilly VS Hanson; O’Reilly wins the handicap advantage for his team.
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Mia Yim VS Bianca Belair!
The HBIC, Head Baddie in Charge, didn’t take kindly to the words from The EST. Mia may have not one the Mae Young Classic, but she earned her spot here. Now can she earn the first win ever over the Un-De-Fea-Ted Bianca?
The fans are divided as the bell rings and the two women circle. Bianca pie faces Mia, but Mia shrugs it off. They tie up and Bianca pulls Mia’s hair. She lets go and Mia gets a waistlock. Bianca gets the standing switch, throws Mia down, then toys and taunts Mia. Mia gets the legs, the jackknife, TWO! Mia gets the headlock and takeover, and has control of Bianca. Bianca works her way up and pulls at Mia’s hair. Bianca gets out, clubs Mia, then runs her over with a shoulder. Fans still duel as Bianca runs. Bianca cartwheels over Mia, and Mia deflects the dropkick. Mia throws knees, then runs, to dropkick Bianca back! Mia hits another dropkick, and another dropkick! She runs and blasts Bianca with a fourth, but Bianca yanks Mia out to the floor. Mia checks her nose while Bianca catches her breath.
Mia rolls in but Bianca is ready with ax handles. Bianca drags Mia to a cover, TWO! Bianca wrenches Mia’s neck, and fans rally up. Mia endures as Bianca thrashes her around. Mia stands but Bianca throws her down again. Bianca sits Mia back up for more neck wrenching, and grinds Mia into her knee. Fans duel, Mia fights her way up and out of the hold. Mia rolls Bianca, TWO, Oklahoma Roll! ONE, and Bianca barrels Mia over. Cover, TWO! Bianca keeps her cool as she drags Mia back up. Bianca bumps Mia off buckles and throws forearm after forearm. The ref counts, so Bianca stops at 3 to climb up. Bianca has Mia in a hangman’s sleeper! Then she shoves her down for a cocky standing cover, TWO! Bianca stomps her frustrations out on Mia, then pulls her hair back.
Fans rally as Bianca trash talks and knocks Mia down. Bianca sits on Mia to toy with her more. Bianca says “I’m the best! She’s nothing!” But Mia trips Bianca and covers, TWO! Bianca dropkicks Mia hard, then high stack covers, TWO! Mia escapes and Bianca grows frustrated. Bianca drags Mia up for a cravat, but fans rally again. Mia endures being thrashed about in the hold, and feeds off the fan energy. Mia fights back with body shots, but Bianca throws her down. Bianca leaps, but her leg drop gets nothing! Mia back elbows Bianca, then drop toeholds her into buckles! Mia dodges to run Bianca over. She boots Bianca then dropkicks her again. Mia gut wrenches and throws Bianca! Cover, TWO! Bianca survives and keeps her undefeated streak alive!
Fans continue to duel as Mia kicks from all sides. Bianca shoves and gets Mia in a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Mia survives and shocks Bianca. Bianca drags Mia up again, whips, and tackles Mia in the corner! Bianca throws in her shoulder, then SLAPS Mia. She whips Mia corner to corner, but Mia dodges. Bianca thinks she’s smarter than that, but Mia throws palm strikes, knees and a Pele! Bianca’s down, Mia covers, TWO!! Another near fall, and Bianca is floundering. Mia runs in, cannonball! Then she drags Bianca out, to wrench the arm. Bianca hits the forearm, then Burning Hammer! Or as Bianca calls it, the KOD, Kiss of Death! Cover, Bianca wins!
Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall
The EST continues to be the one and only Un-De-Fea-Ted woman in NXT! Will this win finally earn Bianca that NXT Women’s Championship match she’s been after?
Ricochet talks with Pete Dunne and The War Raiders backstage.
One of them has to step up against Kyle O’Reilly for the WarGames Advantage match tonight. Who will it be? The One and Only knows all four of them want it, but he is the one who can get it done. The Bruiserweight disagrees, he’s got this. Ricochet and Dunne argue, but Ray Rowe shouts them down. He and Hanson agree, the War Beard has this. Ricochet and Dunne accept. Will Hanson bring the war early to Kyle O’Reilly?
NXT looks at what led to the TakeOver grudge match.
“Why, Johnny, Why?” NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 was meant to have a Triple Threat for the title. But someone attacked Aleister Black when no one was looking. William Regal questioned Gargano in front of the NXT Universe, yet Gargano was cryptic with his answer. However, it turned out someone was watching that night: Nikki Cross. And for weeks, the Loony Lass toyed with giving the answer away. Gargano would reveal it to us all only when there was no other way to keep the secret. Gargano would use a video message to explain his reasons. In his mind, Gargano did nothing wrong, it was just business. Gargano felt only he could defeat and only he should defeat Tommaso Ciampa for the title. However, that didn’t work out and now Gargano will face retribution.
Gargano claims to be the hero of this story, but Aleister says Gargano has it wrong. Aleister says Gargano doesn’t know who he is. Gargano is not the hero in this story, he is the coward. Johnny Wrestling feels no shame and has no regrets. But will he after The Dutch Destroyer does everything he can to destroy Gargano? Or will the darkness consume Gargano as he makes Aleister #FadetoBlack?
Backstage interview with Matt Riddle.
The King of Bros has had a great time in NXT so far, and debuted successfully and is ready for anyone. But Kassius Ohno walks in. He was waiting all week to hear something about Riddle challenging Ohno for a match, but so far, nothing. When Ohno confronted Riddle, that was a test. Ohno is a man of action, he came back and challenged champions. And do you know what those champions did? They took action. So Ohno sees through the “Bro Show” hype, it’s just trash. Trash? How about this? They’ll go 1v1 next week, the TakeOver aftermath, and Riddle takes that little test. Riddle will pass the test, and leave Ohno KO’d in the ring. How about that, bro? Ohno has nothing else to say, but Riddle doesn’t mind. They’ve talked, now they can fight. Who will win that fight next week on NXT?
Lacey Evans VS Karissa Rivera!
The Lady of NXT continues her crusade to straighten out the Women’s Division to follow her example. Armed with her powerful Woman’s Right, will Lacey make an example of the second-generation Cherokee Warrior?
The bell rings and Lacey dares Karissa to approach. They tie up and Lacey knees low, then whips to drop toehold Karissa to the mat. Lacey holds Karissa down with push-ups! Then she puts Karissa in a corner with buckle bumps, and rams Karissa back again and again. Lacey backs off at 4, but comes back with the swinging bronco buster! Lacey dabs herself off with the handkerchief, but Karissa fires off with double hand chops! Karissa runs to dropkick Lacey down! Cover, ONE! Lacey is angry now that Karissa made a mess of her wardrobe. Lacey slams Karissa’s face off the mat again and again! She stops at the ref’s count of 4, then ROCKS Karissa with the Woman’s Right! She tells the ref to count as she covers, Lacey wins!
Winner: Lacey Evans, by pinfall
The Model Soldier wins with a 1-2-3 but she could’ve easily won with a knockout. Lacey’s on a roll as she continues to #FightLikeaLady, but now she gets a mic to speak.
“NXT is full of a bunch of classless nasties.” These “girls” forget what it’s like to carry themselves with sophistication. But Lacey leads by example, because it is her responsibility as THE Lady of NXT. And if they don’t adhere to her standards, then she’ll personally teach them a lesson in manners. Lacey wants to be top of the division, but she’ll need the title for that. Will she aim for whoever comes out of TakeOver: WarGames the champion?
NXT looks at what led us to the NXT Championship #PsychoDreamMatch.
The Psycho Killer came out the champion after all that transpired with Gargano and Aleister. “When you’re at the top, they will always try to chop you down.” Fans would rain boos and jeers on Ciampa, but Ciampa would shrug it all off. Ciampa clutched to his precious title, but the Patrick Clark Experience would speak up! Velveteen Dream wanted a “moment” with Ciampa and the title, and so did fans. Dream loves the spotlight, and there’s no bigger spotlight than at TakeOver. But Ciampa’s seen “kids” like Dream in this same spot, only to “crack under pressure.” Of course, in Gargano’s case, Ciampa helped create some of those cracks.
But that aside, Ciampa would go after Dream to show him he doesn’t deserve the champ’s spotlight. However, Dream would get the better of Ciampa and be the one standing over the champ. The spotlight is never brighter than in Los Angeles. Dream says Ciampa’s blinded by his own obsession. You can’t fight what you can’t see. Dream gets his shot, but will he get his moment? Or will Ciampa end yet another fairy tale story?
NXT takes a look at what led to the FIFTH fight between the Queen of Spades and Pirate Princess!
It was yet another match for the NXT Women’s Championship between Shayna Baszler and Kairi Sane, at WWE Evolution. However, Shayna had her friends, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, in the front row. Things would break down, and the other Horsewomen of MMA fame would get involved! The distractions and sucker kick would pay off, Shayna would get Kairi in the Kirafuda! The Queen had her throne back, and the Pirate Princess had lost her treasure. She knows it wasn’t fair that Shayna’s friends helped, but William Regal knew a way around it happening again. This fifth time, the winner will have to win twice, because it will be Best 2 out of 3! This tiebreaker for the title will finally decide who the one true NXT Women’s Champion is! Who will be standing tall at the end of TakeOver: WarGames?
WarGames Advantage: Kyle O’Reilly VS Hanson!
The Undisputed Era love to #ShockTheSystem, but they’ve gotten a lot of negative attention from those they’ve gone after. The War Raiders want after The Undisputed Era for always escaping with the NXT Tag Team Championships. The Bruiserweight wants after Roderick Strong for screwing him over in the Dusty Rhodes Classic. And the One and Only wants to Adam Cole to finally shut him up. But will their team get the advantage in the coming war?
The bell rings and the two approach. Kyle circles Hanson and gives some testing kicks, but Hanson doesn’t budge. Kyle gives quick palm strikes but Hanson still doesn’t flinch. Hanson corners Kyle so Kyle gives him a forearm. Hanson roars but Kyle dodges to fire more strikes. But Hanson easily shoves Kyle away to then run him over. Kyle bails out and Hanson dares him to come back. Kyle takes a moment to compose himself, then gets back in via the steps. He drops down to dare Hanson to make a move. Kyle then kicks and kicks, but Hanson drags Kyle up. Hanson avoids the sweep, so Kyle shifts to a headlock. Kyle can’t get the headlock takeover because Hanson’s too big and strong!
Hanson brings Kyle up but Kyle tries again. Hanson brings Kyle up again and pushes him to ropes. Kyle slips out of the scoop and has a waistlock, but Hanson bucks him off. Kyle dodges but runs into Hanson’s huge shoulder! Hanson squashes Kyle in a corner, then whips him corner to corner hard! Kyle stands but gets clobbered again! he ends up on the top rope, and Hanson hammers away! Hanson hits Kyle ten times then backs away. Kyle slumps out of the ring and to the floor, but Hanson goes out to fetch him. Hanson puts Kyle in the ring but Kyle is on him with a dropkick to the leg! Kyle dragon screws Hanson down! Fans duel as Kyle kicks away on Hanson’s leg. Kyle throws palm strikes and knees, then runs to kick the leg out! Hanson is down and Kyle goes after the leg.
Kyle wants a Half Crab but Hanson uses the good leg to hit back. Kyle lets go of the leg to throw palm strikes from both sides! He then goes back to the leg, puts it on the rope, and springboard drops on it! Cover, TWO and with power! Kyle ends up on the outside, but runs back in for a scoop slam! Hanson runs, but his splash belly flops! But he still catches Kyle’s kick! Kyle throws palm strikes but Hanson spins Kyle around, for a back suplex. Kyle lands on his feet to chop block Hanson’s other leg! Hanson’s down, Kyle covers, TWO! Hanson gets to the ropes but Kyle goes after him. Kyle wants a leg but Hanson throws hands wherever he can. Kyle knees low and grabs the leg, to dragon screw again! Hanson is down but Kyle isn’t done with him.
Kyle kicks then knees. Hanson clubs him with one big forearm, but Kyle gets a takedown! And heel hook! Fans rally as Hanson endures the leg lock. Kyle wrenches harder but Hanson refuses to give up. Hanson reaches as fans rally up. He clubs away on Kyle’s knee, then goes to pry the lock open. He does, and boots Kyle in the face! Hanson crawls away while Kyle is dazed. Hanson hobbles up but Kyle kicks the leg again. Kyle runs, but into a back drop! Hanson has to kneel from the pain, but he does come back for big haymakers and back hands! He whips Kyle and gets him in a sidewalk slam. Then the crossbody splash! But Hanson keeps moving, firing himself up. Hanson whips Kyle into a corner then squashes him. Then a scoop, spinning slam! Cover, TWO!! Kyle survives, and fans continue to duel.
Hanson looms over Kyle, Kyle kicks the leg! Kyle drives in a knee, but then Hanson clubs him. Kyle goes after the leg, but Hanson deadlifts him up. Hanson boots Kyle right out of the ring! Hanson DIVES!! He runs Kyle over like a bus, then puts Kyle back in the ring. Hanson isn’t done with Kyle, he runs in at the corner, for a Bronco Buster! Then Hanson hops up, but here comes Adam Cole! Cole talks trash to distract, but Hanson decides to make it worse for Kyle on Cole’s account. Hanson goes top rope, FOR A MOONSAULT! But he belly flops! Kyle Penalty Kicks, cover, TWO!! Into Arm-ageddon! Hanson resists as best as he can, so Kyle shifts to the ankle lock! Hanson’s bad leg is the target, but Hanson still gets a ropebreak!
Cole is furious and Kyle doesn’t let go, so Hanson shoves him away! But Kyle distracts the ref long enough for Cole to enziguri Hanson! Hanson staggers into Ax ‘n’ Smash!! Cover, TWO!? Hanson survives, and it infuriates Cole! Cole argues with the ref, but Ray Rowe comes out to rock him! Rowe rallies for his fellow Raider, and fans chant “War! War!” Kyle grabs Hanson but Hanson shoves him back. Kyle comes back, into Hanson’s knee! But Kyle still ducks to kick and knee and kick! Hanson cartwheels and clotheslines! Both men are down but fans fire up. Rowe sees Cole get up, and throws him into the steel steps. But then Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish go after Rowe! They gang up 2v1 on Rowe, so here comes Pete Dunne!
Dunne blasts Strong, then rocks Fish! Cole hits Dunne but Dunne takes his fingers. Fish chop blocks Dunne, and the Undisputed Era regroup. So here comes Ricochet, FLYING IN from the ring!! The One and Only evens things, but the ref is too distracted with this to see Kyle smash Hanson with the belts! Kyle covers Hanson, the ref counts, Kyle wins!
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by pinfall; The Undisputed Era have the WarGames advantage
“You did it!” Kyle won the match, but Dunne and Hanson are worst for wear now. The Undisputed declare WarGames is theirs, are they right about that? Or can Ricochet’s team regroup to shock them back?
A pretty good go-home for NXT, though obviously with mostly filler matches to make room for hype videos. Those hype videos were pretty great, though, really summed things up nicely and set the tone for each match. Naturally, Bianca Belair stays undefeated, and I’m thinking she will until her shot at the title. Lacey Evans was very dominant, and is building herself up as the other option for a new Heel challenger. Therefore, I feel Kairi Sane finds a way to win the Best 2 out of 3 Falls, so that these Heels can have a go. This scenario is very much like Samoa Joe a year or so ago, where he had his multiple title reigns but then moved on to main roster. Shayna has the same, and then she, Jessamyn and Marina can join Rousey on main so that one day we’ll get that Horsewomen VS Horsewomen match.
That WarGames Advantage match was great! I didn’t expect it to be Kyle or Hanson, but that was still pretty great as both are proven singles talents in ROH. Of course the Undisputed Era comes out to make things controversial, and naturally the Undisputed Era get a big advantage because they’re the Heels in this. The interesting wrinkle is Dunne’s knee hurting. Chances are it’s kayfabe to keep Dunne out while he does NXT UK tapings. But that’s fine, I was expecting the Top One Percent to join this fight after what the Undisputed Era did to him, so this could be EC3’s way in. Though, I’d love to see it as a surprise, fans will pop hard for him to show up during the entrances and even be the starting man for the Face team.
My Score: 8.2/10
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