Another double dose of NXT UK means another two hours of major action! Will The Governor, Danny Burch, be the man to dethrone The Bruiserweight, Pete Dunne?
- Episode 5 – Dave Mastiff VS Damien Weir; Mastiff wins.
- Episode 5 – El Ligero VS James Drake; Ligero wins.
- Episode 5 – Ashton Smith VS ???; No Contest.
- Episode 5 – Eddie Dennis VS Sid Scala; Dennis wins.
- Episode 5 – WWE United Kingdom Championship: Pete Dunne VS Danny Burch; Dunne wins and retains the WWE United Kingdom Championship.
- Episode 6 – Dakota Kai VS Toni Storm; Storm wins.
- Episode 6 – Zack Gibson VS Amir Jordan; Gibson wins.
- Episode 6 – Kenny Williams VS Jordan Devlin; Devlin wins.
- Episode 6 – Six Man Tag: Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers VS Mark Andrews, Ashton Smith & Flash Morgan Webster; Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Dave Mastiff VS Damien Weir!
The big bad Bomber is back to shake the ground, and he already has his opponent shaking in his boots. Will Mastiff leave anything left of the smaller man?
The bell rings, Weir runs at Mastiff but bounces off him! Then Mastiff leaps to squash Weir with a senton! Weir writhes but Mastiff isn’t done with him. Mastiff deadlifts Weir up into a suplex, holds him up there, with one arm! Then throws him down! Fans applaud but Weir is writhing in pain again. Mastiff drags Weir to a corner with one arm, sits him up, then gives him a thumbs up. Because it’ll all be over soon. Corner to corner, Mastiff cannonball! Cover, Mastiff wins!
Winner: Dave Mastiff, by pinfall
As if there was any chance. Mastiff quite truly squashes his opponent, when will the Bomber finally be challenged?
NXT UK, meet El Ligero.
The Luchador from Leeds is a world-traveled hybrid, and what makes him unique is the mask itself. He wanted to stand out in UK wrestling, and now he looks to stand out in NXT UK.
NXT UK, meet James Drake.
Mr. Mayhem has gone around the world to become an elite pro-wrestlers. This man is completely different from just a year ago in the WWE UK Championship tournaments. He is more focused than before, and will go through anyone in front of him. Will Mayhem reign? Or will London lucha leap to another win?
NXT UK, Jinny is on her way.
She’s the Fashionista of Knightsbridge, and she’ll show the world that the NXT UK Women’s Division is already hers. She’s more fashionable, fierce and rich than everyone in wrestling today. Will she use all that talent, beauty and money to dominate the Women’s Division?
El Ligero VS James Drake!
A clash of styles to say the least, Ligero already has a win on NXT UK TV. Meanwhile, Mr. Mayhem makes his debut, will he already ruin Ligero’s win streak?
The bell rings and the two men stare down before circling. They tie up and Drake pushes Ligero back. Ligero turns it around to put Drake on the ropes, but the two separate. They circle again and tie up again. Drake gets a headlock and the takeover. Ligero gets his way back up as fans chant for him. He ends up at the ropes, and Drake lets go but sucker punches low. Drake throws left hands in the corner, but Ligero hits back with rights. Ligero chops, then whips Drake. Drake reverses but Ligero goes up and over to speed things up. Ligero slides under then sends Drake forward to get him with a calf kick! Cover, ONE! Ligero keeps his cool as fans sing. Drake gets a waistlock but Ligero the standing switch. Drake switches back but Ligero elbows out. But Drake throws him to the ropes!
The ropes get Ligero in the ribs and throat, but Drake throws hands all over. Fans rally for Ligero even as Drake grinds his knee into Ligero’s head. The ref backs Drake off, but only a moment as Drake grinds his foot into Ligero again. Fans jeer Drake as Ligero throws body shots back. Drake snampares and stomps Ligero down! He puts Ligero down, covers, ONE! Drake puts on a seated cobra clutch but fans rally for Ligero. Ligero endures and feeds off the energy. He gets up but Drake reels him in for a low knee. Drake whips but Ligero holds ropes. Ligero throws Drake out, but has to catch his breath. Drake is on him but Ligero gives forearms, chops and a back kick. Ligero ducks and baits Drake in, Code Red sunset flip powerbomb! Cover, TWO!
Ligero keeps his cool, he has more to give. He gets Drake to a drop zone but Drake resists. Ligero kicks Drake, covers, TWO! Ligero goes back to his original plan and gets up top. Drake gets over and Ligero leaps over. Drake sweeps the legs! Then tells him to #GritYourTeeth with the dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Ligero lives and Drake grows frustrated. Fans rally up again, and Drake toys with Ligero. Drake says to grit your teeth but Ligero fires off body shots. Ligero kicks but Drake blocks to spin him around. Drake gets a facelock but Ligero spins out. Ligero swings but Drake gets him around, but Ligero back drops out! Springboard, tornado DDT! Cover, Ligero wins!!
Winner: El Ligero, by pinfall
The Luchador of Leeds goes 2-0 through the same toughness that got him here! Will Ligero continue to soar all the way to a title shot?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
The Lightning Down Under has a match with the Captain of Team Kick, Dakota Kai, in the next episode. Toni wants that NXT UK Women’s Championship once it’s here, but what does that mean for her match with Dakota? Her preparations don’t change. She always fights to win. Dakota wants the title as much as Toni, but Dakota isn’t Toni. Speaking of, here comes Dakota. She respects Toni completely, but she isn’t playing around about kicking heads off to get what she wants. So as good as Toni is, Dakota vows to be a little bit better. In that case, may the best woman win. They shake hands on it, but who will be the best woman after the match?
Zack Gibson speaks.
Liverpool’s Number One vows that he’ll be back next episode against Bhangra Bad Boy, Amir Jordan. Gibson wants to make something crystal clear: Jordan is a great competitor, but he is NOT going to derail Gibson, the future NXT UK Number One. Will Jordan surprise Gibson in their match? Or will Gibson keep his word?
Ashton Smith VS ???
The young man from Manchester is ready to “Woop!” his opponent, but Wolfgang and the Coffey Brothers attack at the stage! This alliance of sadistic Scots assault Ashton, then toss him aside. Fans jeer as Joe, Mark and Wolfie come down the ramp together. Joe grab a mic to speak for the trio, saying “Royal Albert Hall. Ever since then, myself and my brother have been imposing our will on everyone and anyone.” Fans continue to jeer with “No~ one knows what you’re saying~!” Joe ignores them to say that they don’t care if the NXT UK Universe likes them, because they don’t like the NXT UK Universe!
Joe reveals that at the Royal Albert Hall, he had an epiphany. He likes to surround himself with people who have the same mentality. Fans jeer with “What? What?” but Joe continues to say that whether it’s his blood or someone who takes pride in doing things their way. NXT has a heirarchy, and if you aren’t on their level, they will dispose you! No more British Strong Style! No more big strong boys! These three are true men! It doesn’t matter who likes them, because from now on, it’s a pack mentality. That means divide and conquer. That means pride and unity. Because that makes NXT UK their kingdom! Will this trio of titans take over all of the UK Division?
Backstage interview with Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster.
The Rockstar Welshman and the Modfather wish to speak with NXT UK GM, Johnny Saint, but why? They have a problem with the Coffey boys stemming from the Royal Albert Hall assault, and now Wolfgang has joined up with Joe & Mark. Flash and Andrews want Saint to help them out with something, but Ashton Smith does, too. These three get their meeting with Saint, will they get their match with Wolfgang and the Coffey Brothers?
Eddie Dennis VS Sid Scala!
The Headmaster has told us these past few weeks of his storied past with Pete Dunne and Mark Andrews. He gave up his job in education to pursue his first love of pro-wrestling so that his friends wouldn’t leave him behind. But is he driven by passion? Or by bitterness?
The bell rings as Dennis scowls at Scala. The two circle and Dennis kicks Scala in the stomach, then in the head. Dennis drags Scala up and whips him, but Scala hits back! Dennis shoves Scala but Scala comes back with kicks. Scala has Dennis staggering, but Dennis grabs Scala by the ear, to then rock him with a forearm! Dennis kicks Scala while he’s down, then rains down right hands. Cover, TWO! Scala is dazed but Dennis is seething. Dennis drags Scala up, whips and runs him over with a back elbow. Cover, TWO! Scala survives but Dennis is frustrated. Dennis puts Scala in a cravat and pulls on the neck. He stands Scala up for big knee strikes, then snapmares him for a leaping knee drop. Cover, TWO! Scala survives again but Dennis has had enough of him.
Dennis drags Scala up, saying “I have waited a decade for this moment!” But Scala SLAPS him! Dennis actually laughs!? Scala ducks under him then slips out to the apron. Dennis hits aprons, Scala climbs up and leaps! Crossbody, cover, ONE! Dennis gets baited in again and Scala gives body shots. Scala hops up, but into a crucifix buckle bomb! Aka the Severn Bridge! Dennis dares Scala to stand, and Scala crawls over. Fans cheer Scala on, but all for naught as Dennis lift shim up, spins him around, inverted suplex driver! Cover, Dennis wins!
Winner: Eddie Dennis, by pinfall
The headmaster has turned headhunter, and he gets his debut win. Will ten years of pent up frustration fuel him all the way to the title?
WWE United Kingdom Championship: Pete Dunne VS Danny Burch!
The Bruiserweight has held that belt for well over a year, but The Governor has waited years for just such an opportunity as this. Will Dunne continue his reign well into two years? Or will Burch be the man to finally dethrone Dunne and become only the third-ever WWE UK Champion?
Both men are in each other’s face right away, but back down to wait for the bell. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin! Fans duel as both men circle. They tie up and Dunne pushes Burch back. Burch stops that so Dunne throws Burch. Burch slips out under the mount to get a hammerlock. Dunne works his way up and under to drop toehold Burch. Burch gets to the ropes, so Dunne lets go to kick Burch in the back! Burch shrugs it off, he’s tougher than that. The two circle again, and tie up. Fans rally as Burch pushes Dunne. Burch gets around to a full nelson but Dunne breaks out, so Burch snapmares Dunne down. Burch CHOPS Dunne on the back! Dunne shrugs that off, because he’s tougher than that. They go again with a test of strength.
Dunne brings Burch low, and stands on one hand to go after the other arm. He wrenches and twists from elbow to wrist to fingers! Burch screams with each on, then Dunne shifts to a hammerlock, and full arm yank! Dunne keeps on Burch by going after his other arm! Dunne twists and bends the arm while standing on Burch’s head. Fans rally as Burch throws Dunne! Burch goes after Dunne but Dunne uses the ropes for defense. Burch lets go, but gets Dunne’s sucker punch! Dunne shrugs, he doesn’t see the harm in it. Dunne goes after Burch’s left hand again, but Burch fights him in a test of strength. Burch spins around, trips Dunne up, then kicks out an arm! That’s Dunne’s trick! Burch headlocks, Dunne powers out. Things speed up, Burch catches Dunne by the foot! Burch wants a crossface but Dunne gets the ropes.
Burch lets Dunne go, but then Dunne drags Burch out and twists the ankle! Then X-Plex to the apron! Fans fire up on both sides as Dunne leaves Burch down and out. Fans chant for “British Wrestling!” as Dunne walks it off. A ring count begins but Burch gets up and in at 5. Dunne is on him and goes after the arm again. He hammerlocks it to the mat, then kicks it! Burch writhes to a corner, but Dunne won’t let up. Dunne drags him up and wrings him into an arm tweaking deathlock! He even hooks Burch’s face! Dunne puts Burch’s head down to stomp it now! Burch covers up but Dunne toys with him now. Fans rally as Dunne kicks Burch to ropes. Burch gets up but Dunne keeps stomping him.
Burch chops back, then chops again. Dunne keeps walking into chops! Burch spins Dunne to give him a European Uppercut! Then he runs in for another! Then a clothesline and enziguri! Burch rolls Dunne, hops up, missile dropkick! Both men are down but Burch kips right up! Burch is on Dunne, powerbomb lift, it hits! But he rolls Dunne through for a knee to the jaw! Cover, TWO!! Burch is shocked that Dunne survives, but he’s far from done with him. Burch drags Dunne up, and gives another EuroUpper. He throws a forearm but Dunne blasts him with a forearm back! Dunne whips Burch but Burchi reverses. Dunne goes up and over to enziguri! Burch is down, Dunne goes up, leaping stomp on the bad left arm! Burch rolls out but Dunne pursues, and grabs the arm. Dunne hammerlocks it, to stomp on the apron!
Burch crawls away but Dunne brings him to the steps, to slam that arm down. Then stomp it, too! But Burch avoids it, to trip Dunne up, and German Suplex him to the floor! Both men are down but Cambridge fires up. Fans chant “UK! UK!” as both men writhe. Burch is up and puts Dunne in at 9. Dunne comes back for a triangle hold takedown! Burch resists, deadlifts, and buckle bombs Dunne! Both men are down again but fans still rally. Burch fires himself up while Dunne hangs halfway out. Burch drags Dunne up on the apron, and then to the top rope. He climbs up with Dunne facing backwards, but Dunne resists. Burch clubs Dunne but Dunne grabs the left hand! Shoulder breaker, then another, but Burch gives back crossfaces. Burch has Dunne, SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX!
But he can’t make the cover right away. He crawls over, covers, TWO!! Dunne somehow survives, but fans love this! Both men crawl to opposite ends. They both stand up, and run in for clotheslines! Neither falls, and now each man mirrors the other in palm strikes. Dunne gets the enziguri, then the X-Plex! Into armbar!! But Burch rolls through, to a crossface! Dunne makes it a cover, TWO!! They brawl again, Burch Germans but Dunne lands on his feet! Dunne kicks, but runs into a lariat!! Cambridge is thunderous with a standing ovation for this match! Both men slowly stir, but Burch is up first. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but someone has to win.
Burch goes over to Dunne, but Dunne has the fingers! Dunne kicks Burch in the face again and again and again. He stomps Burch out on the mat, but somehow Burch still moves. Dunne takes a moment to pose, but Burch stands right up! And headbutts Dunne! Suplex lift, draping DDT!! Cover, TWO!? Burch can’t believe it, but the fans are thunderous again. Fans sing as Burch wraps on the crossface! Dunne can barely see, but he moves around and around. He reaches for ropes, but Burch rolls him away! Dunne endures, but gets his arm free. He pries his way out, but Burch gets it back on!
Dunne punches himself to ignore the pain, then goes after Burch’s face. Dunne is free, pumphandle, Bitter End! Cover, TWO!? Burch survives now, and that shocks Dunne! But fans are once again giving an ovation. Dunne reels Burch into a triangle hold, but Burch tries to make it a cover. The two struggle for control, Dunne rolls to a mount, and SNAPS the fingers! Then pulls on the wrist! Burch taps, Dunne wins!
Winner: Pete Dunne, by submission; still WWE UK Champion
What a match! The Governor gave The Bruiserweight a run for his money, but it just wasn’t enough. Burch has nothing to be ashamed off, he pushed Dunne as far as anyone, maybe even farther. Burch stands and Dunne gives him a nod of respect. Will Burch be back for another go? Will Dunne’s reign continue to achieve new heights?
NXT UK looks back to WWE Evolution.
Specifically, the Mae Young Classic’s tournament finals. NXT UK’s Toni Storm went up against the Genius of the Sky, Io Shirai, and it was incredible! They went toe to toe and move for move, and to even Toni’s surprise, she won! The MYC 2018 trophy belongs to her, but that’s just the beginning for the Lightning from Down Under! And her match tonight opens the show, next!
Dakota Kai VS Toni Storm!
The Captain of Team Kick was in the inaugural Mae Young Classic, but she lost in the quarterfinals to the Pirate Princess. She has fought her way up the ranks, but has not captured the American NXT Women’s Championship. Therefore, she looks to start fresh in the United Kingdom Division. However, she’ll have to get through this year’s MYC winner. Can Dakota ride the Storm? Or will the Storm kick her down the road?
The bell rings and fans chant for Toni as she circles with Dakota. They tie up and go around, but it’s Toni putting Dakota in a corner. Toni backs off cleanly and Dakota comes out. The fans like “Both these girls!” as they tie up again. They go around again as fans chant “Evolution!” in honor of that All Women’s PPV. Dakota gets Toni to a corner this time, and backs away cleanly, too. Toni comes out and the two shake hands to show they respect each other, but then both go for a kick! They both catch the other’s kick, and gently put the feet down. Dakota tries again but Toni ducks. Toni wants the Strong Zero but Dakota slips out. Dakota gets Toni down, double stomps! Then penalty kick! Cover, TWO! Dakota comes close but hasn’t beat the MYC 2018 champ yet.
Fans chant “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! OI OI OI!” but it’s the New Zealander who throws forearms. Toni slaps and kicks back, then runs for a boot! Cover, TWO! Toni keeps on Dakota with a snap suplex, then float over, TWO! Toni toys with Dakota, then stomps her. Dakota gets to a corner as fans continue to cheer on “Both These Girls!” Toni throws EuroUppers, and then wraps Dakota’s legs in the deathlock. Toni drops back for a modified Muda Lock meets crossface! Dakota endures and uses her arms to move around. She drags herself and Toni towards ropes, but Toni wrenches back. Dakota keeps trying, and fans rally up, and she gets the ropebreak! Toni lets Dakota go, but stomps the leg lock on the way out.
Toni comes back and brings Dakota up. She throws forearms but Dakota holds the ropes. Toni kicks Dakota then whips. Dakota reverses to throw a forearm! They both throw forearms now, but then Dakota blocks to counter punch. Dakota throws more forarms, and more forearms, and then the scorpion kick! Dakota runs, but into Toni’s headbutt! Both women go down from that one, but fans fire up. Dakota drags herself to ropes while Toni clutches her neck. They both sit up at 5, and Toni throws a forearm. Dakota comes back so Toni hits her again. Fans rally for “Women’s Wrestling!” as the two women stand up and continue brawling. They go back and forth, Toni hitting but Dakota responding. Toni gets an edge, then gets running, but runs into a roundhouse! Then another!
Dakota has Toni on her knees, but Toni blocks the third kick, for a trapped-leg snap German Suplex! Fans fire up again as Dakota flounders to a corner. Toni lines it up and runs in for a back elbow. Toni runs, but Dakota follows her Around the World! Dakota keeps moving, for the side to side wash, but Toni dodges just in time! Toni keeps going, but runs into a bicycle boot! Dakota runs, but her kick is countered, into another German! Toni fires up as Dakota returns to a corner, double knees! Into the Storm Zero reverse neckbreaker! Cover, Storm wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
The Storm weathers the Captain, and comes away with another victory on NXT UK TV! Both women stand, shake hands and even hug, showing there is still respect between them. There’s still time before a Women’s Champion is crowned, can Dakota make a comeback? Or will Toni ride her momentum all the way to the top?
But then someone attacks Dakota on stage! It’s JINNY! The Fashionista, who lost to Toni in this year’s MYC opening round, already claims “This is my NXT UK.” She’s been hyping herself up for weeks, is it finally time for the fiercest female to make her mark? As for Dakota, Toni helps her up and to the back. Will Dakota make sure Jinny doesn’t have her way?
Zack Gibson VS Amir Jordan!
Liverpool’s Number One has already vowed not to let the Bhangra Bad Boy be a speed bump on his way to the top. Will Gibson come to eat his words? Or will Jordan get locked behind the Shankly Gates?
The bell rings and fans taunt Gibson with “If you hate Gibson, shoes up!” Jordan and Gibson tie up and Gibson wants that hammerlock already. They get to the ropes, and Gibson slaps Jordan at the break. Gibson says to ignore the fans because Jordan’s in the biggest match of his life. Jordan and Gibson tie up again, and Gibson gets a cravat. Gibson wrenches Jordan’s neck, then shifts to a facelock. Jordan reverses but Gibson rolls to reverse and bring Jordan to the mat. Fans sing “if you hate Gibson, stand up!” Gibson brings Jordan up and rolls him to then wring out the arm. Jordan gets to his feet as Gibson eggs him on. Jordan and Gibson go again, but Gibson gets the arm back. Gibson wrenches but Jordan spins, handsprings and wrings Gibson out. Jordan eggs Gibson on with his dance moves.
Gibson runs in but Jordan dodges to crossbody Gibson! Jordan keeps moving, sunset flip but Gibson stays up. Gibson gets the arm and yanks it! Gibson spins Jordan around, hammerlock DDT! Jordan clutches his arm but Gibson stays on him with forearms. Gibson has Jordan in the corner to throw more forearms. Gibson slaps Jordan around then gives another forearm. He reels Jordan in for a clothesline, but fans boo and jeer more. Fans again sing “If you hate Gibson, stand up!” Gibson lifts Jordan by his arm, then throws him in an arm lever suplex! Gibson dusts off his hands while Jordan gets to ropes. Jordan stands but Gibson is on him with forearms. Fans sing and sit back down, as Jordan fires off kicks! Jordan hops up, missile dropkick!
Gibson is down but Jordan goes back up, big crossbody! Cover, TWO! Jordan keeps his focus as he runs in, but into double throat chops! And a lariat! Gibson grimaces as he drags Jordan up. Suplex, Helter Skelter! Then, Shankly Gates! Gibson pulls back, Jordan taps!
Winner: Zack Gibson, by submission
Gibson doesn’t let go until he says to, and then he kicks Jordan out of the ring. Liverpool’s Number One wins again, and wants his way back to Pete Dunne’s title. Will Gibson get what he wants? Or will someone get in his way and show he’s not number one?
Zack Gibson hasn’t left the ring.
He paces about, then grabs a mic. Fans jeer him with new songs, but Gibson ignores them to say “I am Liverpool’s Number One!” And soon to be the World’s Number One! And soon to be recognized as the NXT UK’s Number One. Gibson stands in the ring once again victorious. He again reminds us that he won the 2018 WWE UK Championship Tournament, and that even after all that, he still pushed Pete Dunne to his limits. And then he beat 205 Live’s Noam Dar. “Every single day that I step into this ring is another step closer to become YOUR NXT UK Champion!” Fans disagree. Gibson says “this brand, this movement” is already the benchmark in British Wrestling. Fans still sing and jeer.
But Gibson says that the very best talent in this country flocked to this brand because they wanted to be part “of something special.” But none of the others in the locker room, just like none of the fans, are serious if they think Gibson will share the top spot. Gibson says he is the man to build this brand around. The rest of the roster just rides his coat tails! Gibson will be the one to elevate this brand, not the Bruiserweight, not Danny Burch, not– Trent Seven? The Man from Mustache Mountain appears, and he has a headache from listening to Gibson. Seven asks if Gibson is “completely delusional”. Fans say “Yes! Yes!”
But in seriousness, Seven has “no idea what goes on in that shiny, sweaty head” of Gibson’s. Fans make that a chant. Seven remembers back to the Empress Ballroom, where names like Dunne, Burch and Seven himself “kicked this whole thing off.” But hold on, where was Gibson? Gibson wasn’t on the promotional material or the social media. Was he in the audience? Oh, no, of course not. Gibson was in bed with a nice cup of tea and his mum’s laptop to watch the WWE Network! Gibson denies but the fans like that theory. Seven does give Gibson his dues, he was this year’s tournament winner. But he couldn’t get the job done, could he? However, Gibson did something pretty cool: he made everyone in the Royal Albert Hall take off their shoes. Fans again sing “If you hate Gibson, shoes up!”
Seven joins Gibson in the ring now, and brings up the names Gibson mentioned. But Gibson didn’t get to Seven, so how about they get to that right here and now?! The mics are dropped and the jacket’s off, but Gibson bails out. Gibson says he’ll face Seven on his time. And to a fair point, Gibson already competed once tonight. When will Liverpool’s Number One go up against Mustache Mountain’s Number One?
Kenny Williams speaks.
“The WWE Universe already met me on 205 Live”, back in the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament earlier this year. But now the NXT UK roster will find out while Kenny is the Luckyan. And the world will learn that he’s always lucky. Will luck help Kenny against Ireland’s iron man?
Kenny Williams VS Jordan Devlin!
The Luckyan was the Bullocks, but now he promises to be even better than that. He says he’s always lucky, but in his NXT UK debut, he’s up against a man who is always ready for a fight. Scotland and Ireland collide, who comes out not the luckier but the better?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, and Devlin gets the arm. Williams rolls and reverses, but Devlin gets him back down with a wristlock. Devlin grinds his knee into Williams’ face, but Williams kips up. Devlin keeps control with a headlock, but Williams rolls him off. Things speed up as each man shows their agility. Williams springboards for an arm-drag, but Devlin handsprings through. The fans applaud this even match-up as the two stare down. Williams runs in but Devlin dodges and throws him with a BIG urenage, then standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Devlin drives his elbows into Williams’ head, and Williams gets to a corner. Devlin is on him with a chop, then stalks him to the other corner. Williams turns it around for a chop of his own. Devlin goes after eyes!
The ref reprimands Devlin, but Devlin keeps on Williams with a neck wrench. Williams endures as fans rally up. Williams stands up and jawbreakers free. Both men stagger back, but Devlin runs in. Williams boots him away, then gets on the apron. Devlin’s shoulder misses but he dodges Williams’ shoulder to forearm him down! Williams stands as Devlin aims from the apron. Williams blocks the kick to trip Devlin up! Then he gets in the ring and builds speed, and he wrecks Devlin with a dropkick. Williams skins the cat and keeps moving, to DIVE! Devlin hits the ramp but Williams puts him in quick. Williams gets up top, and leaps for a big flying back elbow! Cover, TWO!
Williams is shocked, but he gets back on Devlin. He brings Devlin to a corner but Devlin breaks free. Williams runs into a scoop but slips out. Devlin goes for ropes but Williams rolls him up! TWO and Williams goes to ropes. Devlin ducks the kick to roll Williams. Williams comes back, wheelbarrows, and sees it’s time for the victory roll facebuster! Roll over to a cover, TWO!! Devlin survives again, showing why he was undefeated for a year as Fight Factory Pro Wrestling’s Irish Junior Heavyweight Champion. Williams brings him back up and throws heavy forearms. Fans duel as Williams runs, but Devlin reels him back in. Williams elbows free and runs again, but Devlin stops the tilt-o-whirl to fireman’s carry, swinging driver! AKA Ireland’s Call! Cover, Devlin wins!
Winner: Jordan Devlin, by pinfall
Devlin is undefeated on NXT UK TV with a strong 2-0! Devlin carries all of Ireland on his back, who will be able to stop him?
Six Man Tag: Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers VS Mark Andrews, Ashton Smith & Flash Morgan Webster!
This battle started back in Royal Albert Hall when Joe & Mark Coffey attacked Andrews, Webster and Travis Banks. Then Travis Banks goes down in an ambush attack. Andrews and Webster looked to confront the Coffey boys for that, but they didn’t expect the Last King of Scotland joining forces with them! They went after the Manchester Prestige just to make a point, so now Ashton wants to make a point of picking on the wrong guys. Can the team of speed and flight beat the team of size and strength? Or will the Scottish trio prove this is their kingdom now?
The Scotsman surround the ring, just as the pack of wolves they’ve become. They each step in, but the referee keeps a fight from breaking out before the bell. The teams sort out and Flash starts with Wolfgang. Wolfgang and Flash circle as fans sing for the Modfather. Flash kicks away but Wolfgang shoves him. Flash slides under, gets a waistlock, but Wolfgang the standing switch. Wolfgang shoves Flash again, but Flash goes up and over. Flash gets to a corner and baits Wolfie in. Flashs houlders and slingshots in, but Wolfgang lifts Flash up! Firemans’ carry, trophy lift, but Flash slips out. Flash forearms, but Wolfgang shrugs it off to hit Flash back! Flash flounders to his corner, and Wolfgang dares him to tag someone else. Andrews tags in, so Joe Coffey tags in.
Andrews fires off forearms but Joe catches him with heavy hands. Joe runs in but Andrews dodges to kick back. Joe knees low then snapmares Andrews, but Andrews handsprings through. Andrews runs and wheelbarrows, but ends up in Joe’s swing and facebuster! Cover, ONE, but Joe stays on Andrews. Joe wrenches an arm and tags in brother Mark Coffey. Mark hits Andrews with body shots, then forearms. Mark reels Andrews in, back suplex but Andrews slips out. Hot tag to Ashton Smith! Fans “Woop!” with Ashton’s haymakers. Mark hits back but Ashton comes back with more haymakers. Ashton whips but Mark reverses. Ashton dodges and leaps for a lariat! Cover, ONE, but Ashton’s up fast. All six men come in ready to throw hands, but the referee orders for them to back down.
Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” and both sides egg the other on. Ashton talks his side down but Mark sucker punches him. Mark runs in but Ashton dodges. Ashton runs in but is put on the apron. Ashton hits Mark back, then hops up for an ax handle! He throws more hands on Mark with “Woop!” haymakers. Ashton whips Mark corner to corner but Mark reverses. Mark runs in but gets a boot. Ashton runs out but gets ax handles! Mark drags Ashton up, tags in Joe, and the Coffey boys mug Ashton. Joe throws heavy hands but Ashton hits back. Joe rocks Ashton with a big left, then drags him up. He double underhooks and swings Ashton around, “No mercy!” Then the suplex and cover, TWO! Joe keeps on Ashton with an arm wrench. Tag to Wolfgang, and the mugging continues.
Wolfgang puts Ashton in a corner but Ashton hits back. Ashton leaps over, tag to Andrews! Andrews shoulders and slingshots his way in, then mule kicks and knee lifts. Wolfgang blocks the whip to whip Andrews into a corner. Andrews goes to boot back, but Wolfgang blocks that. Andrews enziguris, then hops up to leap for flying headscissors! The Coffey Brothers distract, and Wolfgang throws Andrews out. Things break down as Coffey eggs on Ashton and Flash, and Joe gets away with beating down Andrews! Flash and Ashton go back to their corner, and Andrews is fed to a cover. TWO, but Wolfgang keeps on Andrews. Tag to Mark, fans rally up but Andrews gets mugged.
Andrews reaches for his corner but Mark stomps him down. Mark drops knees and wrenches Andrews’ neck. Fans rally up as Andrews endures but Mark knees him down and covers. TWO, and Andrews goes for his corner but Mark brings him around. Tag to Joe, and Joe throws more heavy hands. Joe brings Andrews out and throws forearms into the back. Joe has Andrews in a straitjacket stretch but fans rally up. Andrews gets up and pries out of the hold! But Joe spins him around to get the hold back on. Joe drives in a knee, but Andrews continues to endure. Andrews throws Joe off, but Joe runs him over with a back elbow! Joe stands on Andrews’ head, then stomps the ribs. Joe drags Andrews up, and throws him into his corner.
Tag to Wolfgang, and Wolfgang rams his shoulder into Andrews’ ribs. Wolfgang taunts Andrews’ partners, but Andrews hits him back. Wolfgang rocks Andrews with a point blank knee! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang keeps on Andrews with a partial camel clutch. Fans rally up and Andrews gets up, only for Wolfgang to clothesline him down. Cover, TWO! Wolfgang brings Andrews back, Mark tags in. Joe helps keep Andrews in the corner as his brother throws hands. Mark then grounds Andrews with a facelock. Fans rally up and Andrews gets up. Andrews pushes Mark back towards the corner, but Mark forearms him back. Mark hits Ashton and swings on Flash, but Andrews comes back with forearms and chops. Mark spins him around, suplexes, but gets Stundog Millionaire! Both men are down but fans fire up. Andrews and Mark crawl for their corners, hot tags to Wolfgang and Flash!
The Modfather rallies on the Scottish trio! Flash dodges Wolfgang to give body shots. Joe comes in but gets a knee trigger! Wolfgang hits Flash then whips, but Flash goes up and over. Flash keeps moving, spins Wolfgang to then springboard senton! Cover, TWO! Flash keeps going, grabbing an arm. He wrenches, but Wolfgang powers him off. Wolfgang runs into boots, tag to Ashton! Flash runs in but is tossed over and out. Ashton gets Wolfgang with a knee and then a shotgun boot! Fans fire up with Ashton, but Mark distracts him. Ashton lets Wolfgang go, and runs into the flapjack! Tag to Joe, then tag to Mark. The Coffey Brothers double wrench, double chop and double whip Ashton, to then hit the pop-up EuroUpper! Cover, TWO!! Ashton survives and shocks the Scots!
Tag to Joe, and the Coffey Brothers coordinate again. Double back suplex but Ashton slips out to tag in Andrews! SUPERKICK for Mark Coffey but Joe Coffey POUNCES on Ashton! Andrews comes in, dodges Joe, enziguri! Fans rally up as Joe comse back. Tag to Wolfgang, but Andrews is ready, springboard to the tornado quebrada! Wolfgang rolls out, but Flash tags in. Andrews and Ashton build speed, to DOUBLE DIVE on the Coffey boys! Flash has Wolfgang in his sights, but runs into a BIG lariat! Wolfgang drags Flash up, powerbomb lift and he aims for the group, but Flash headscissors him out! Everyone gathers as Flash climbs, SUPER SENTON! He bowls everyone over! Flash drags Wolfgang up and into the ring to cover, TWO!! Wolfgang survives and the Modfather can’t believe it!
Fans chant “Mamma Mia!” for Mauro Ranello, even though he doesn’t call NXT UK matches… Flash drags Wolfgang over to his corner, but the Coffey Brothers yank Andrews and Ashton off the apron! Wolfgang SPEARS Flash! Tag to Joe, and Wolfgang feeds Flash to Joe’s discus lariat, All the Best for the Bells! Cover, the Scotsmen win!
Winners: Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers, Joe Coffey pinning
Size and strength win, but so does sly strategy. Wolfgang and the Coffey Brothers stand tall, who will stand up to them next?
What another great two episodes! Eight matches that were all really good, but boy did that WWE UK Championship tear it down! That was probably the best match all week for WWE, and will still be even with American NXT and 205 Live still to come. Dunne raises his power level even higher, so that whoever defeats him will have to put on a truly powerful performance. The other matches of episode five were good, but the important development in that episode is the alliance of Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers becoming official.
In episode 6, Toni VS Dakota was great, and like I said, that could end up a major NXT UK Women’s Championship match. Johnny Saint is definitely announcing the tournament for that next week, it’s the only thing it could be. Jinny makes her presence known, too, so she’ll definitely be a semifinalist in the tournament. Devlin VS Williams was a good match, and naturally Devlin wins to help build the Heel side of the midcard. Gibson VS Jordan was pretty fun, but I really like Seven getting on Gibson’s nerves. Seven VS Gibson can make for a great singles match, and if Gibson and James Drake join up as the “Grizzled Young Veterans”, they could give some great tag matches with Mustache Mountain. I’m thinking those tag titles are part of Saint’s announcement, too, so we’ll be getting more tag action as we go now.
The Six Man Tag was great, too, but not quite as amazing as the UK Championship match. It works for the Heels to go over, or else this feud would be over too soon. Maybe once Travis Banks is back, he’ll join up with Andrews and Webster to give the Scottish trio a loss. The feud probably ends with the Scotsmen still going over, and then those three move on to the WWE UK and NXT UK Tag Team Championships. The one thing that might divide the Scottish trio is that Joe wants both the top title and his part in the tag titles, which locks Wolfgang out of gold.
My Score(s): Episode 5 – 9/10; Episode 6 – 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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