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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (12/5/18)



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The NXT Champion is STILL Tommaso Ciampa, and he returns victoriously after TakeOver: WarGames II! Who will #FollowtheLead of the Psycho Killer?



  • Matt Riddle VS Punishment Martinez; Riddle wins.
  • The Forgotten Sons w/ Jaxson Ryker VS Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo; The Forgotten Sons win.
  • Dakota Kai VS Shayna Baszler w/Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir; Baszler wins.


Matt Riddle VS Punishment Martinez!

The King of Bros had both a successful NXT “debutt” as well as a TakeOver “debutt”, but that’s just the beginning! And speaking of, another new NXT recruit is about to make his debut, as this towering and terrifying titan of ROH is here to take over! Will Riddle make quick work of the Puerto Rican Powerhouse like he did the Knockout Artist? Or will he be the first to fall to the Purple Mist?

The bell rings and fans favor Riddle, though Martinez’s reputation does precede him. These two circle and tie up, and Martinez pushes Riddle back. Riddle pushes Martinez back, but Riddle ends up in a corner. He turns it around but Martinez shoves him away. Riddle dares Martinez to bring it, then he dodges all the kicks. Riddle hops on for a sleeper hold, but Martinez drops back for the backpack senton. Martinez is freed, but Riddle sits right up to put the hold right back on! Martinez goes all the way back and then uppercuts Riddle! Riddle gets to a corner and dodges Martinez to fire off kick after kick! He goes until the count of 4, and then hits the forearm smash! Riddle keeps moving, but runs into Martinez’s spinning roundhouse! Martinez covers, TWO!

Martinez keeps his cool as fans rally up. Riddle gets to a corner and Martinez runs in for the back elbow, clubbing clothesline, and roaring uppercut. Martinez looms over Riddle but walks into Riddle’s CHOP! But Riddle runs into Martinez’s clothesline! Martinez seethes while Riddle flops around. Martinez drags Riddle up but Riddle fights back with body shots. Riddle goes to chop but Martinez grabs him around the throat! Riddle palm strikes, then kicks away! He breaks the grip but Martinez blocks, only to get a roundhouse. Riddle fires up as he drives elbow after elbow into Martinez. Then the Bro-Mission! But Martinez powers out, only to get more palm strikes! Riddle locks it in tight, Martinez taps! Riddle wins!

Winner: Matt Riddle, by submission

Bro, that was tough competition from Martinez. But Riddle still wins to keep his streak going at 3-0. Will Riddle fight his way to the top in no time at all?

But wait, Kassius Ohno appears on stage, and rocks Riddle with a discus elbow!! Riddle goes down in a heap and fans boo, but Ohno just wants to get even. Ohno leaves Riddle alone for now, but what more will he do to break the “shiny new toy”?


NXT Media caught up with Ricochet.

Ricochet has been a highlight reel in human form. It feels great, but he’s not just to be a highlight reel, hes’ here to win. He has the North American Championship and hasn’t been pinned yet, but what does he plan to do to keep going? Ricochet plans on defending his title, and is going to talk with William Regal about who that challenger should be. Who will the NXT GM deem worthy of a shot at The One and Only?


Heavy Machinery speaks.

Tucker Knight & Otis Dozovic had a shot at the NXT Tag Team Championships roughly a year and a half ago, against the Authors of Pain. They weren’t quite ready at the time, but they’ve grown since then. They’ve gotten stronger as a team, and are ready to try again. The Undisputed Era have the titles, but Heavy Machinery has been steamrolling towards those belts. Their journey won’t be complete without those belts. Tucker and Dozer are COMIIIN‘! Will The Undisputed Era be able to stop them?


William Regal makes a major announcement.

In three weeks, there will be a Fatal 4 Way to determine a new #1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Championship. There will be matches to qualify three of the four members, because the first is already decided: the Un-De-Fea-Ted Bianca Belair is already in the match! Who will join The EST on the road to challenging #ShaynaTwoTime?


The Forgotten Sons w/ Jaxson Ryker VS Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo!

#DoUntoOthers is the motto of the trio that felt neglected and overlooked, and they’ve all been on a roll as both a unit and singles competitors. However, this new dúo dinámico looks to launch themselves into the Tag Team Division’s spotlight. Will Mendoza & Carrillo survive the onslaught of Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake?

The teams sort out and Cutler starts with Mendoza. They tie up and Cutler throws Mendoza right down! Cutler wraps on a facelock but Mendoza pries his way out. Mendoza slips out of the suplex and CHOPS, but Cutler reverses the whip. Mendoza comes back with a running enziguri! Tag to Carrillo, and they double whip and double hip toss Cutler. Mendoza and and Carrillo combine, wheelbarrow flip into a splash! Carrillo keeps on Cutler with a hammerlock. Cutler gets out and powers Carrillo to his corner. Tag to Blake and Blake mugs Carrillo. Blake CHOPS Carrillo then chokes him against ropes. He backs off at 4 to CHOP, and then whips Carrillo corner to corner.

Carrillo goes up and over and shows off a little. Carrillo kicks, Blake ducks but not the second one! Blake ends up in Carrillo’s corner and Carrillo adds a corner splash. Mendoza tags in and sees Cutler coming, so he springboard huricanranas Cutler out! Mendoza comes back and Carrillo helps for Poetry in Motion, but Blake catches Mendoza and slams him on Carrillo’s back! Blake stomps Mendoza, and drops a springboard knee! He drags Mendoza over and tags in Cutler. The Forgotten Sons combine for a double backbreaker! Cutler brings Mendoza up to stomp and drop knees. Cutler rebound backbreakers Mendoza, then covers, TWO!

Fans rally as Cutler puts Mendoza in a camel clutch. Mendoza fights up but can’t throw Cutler off. Mendoza back suplexes instead! Hot tags to Blake and Carrillo! Carrillo leaps for a crossbody! Carrillo boots and fires off on Blake! He whips but Blake reverses the whip, Carrillo hits a handspring back elbow. Cutler comes back in but Carrillo uses Blake to help acrobatically arm-drag Cutler! Cutler bails out and Carrillo fights off Blake. Carrillo heads up top and leaps for a big missile dropkick! Blake ends up in the other corner, so Carrillo reverse somersaults into a moonsault! Cover, but Cutler breaks it! Mendoza throws Cutler out then DIVES! But is intercepted with a right hand!

Carrillo kicks Cutler from the apron, but Blake gets him on reentry. Blake gives Carrillo a springboard straddling facebuster! Blake tags in Cutler, Blake holds Carrillo in the dragon sleeper while Cutler climbs. Cutler leaps, and they combine stomp with scorpion DDT! Cover, The Forgotten Sons win!

Winners: The Forgotten Sons, Steve Cutler pinning

A fast and furious fight that in the end works in their favor, the Forgotten Sons continue their streak of victories! Will these three finally find their place in the sun in NXT?


Backstage interview with Velveteen Dream.

The Patrick Clark Experience ignores the questions to take a look at the set. It doesn’t fit his liking, but with a snap of the fingers, the lighting changes. After his loss to Tommaso Ciampa, what’s next for The Dream? Well, TakeOver: WarGames II didn’t go his way but the people are still talking about him. The internet is still talking about Dream, and the locker room is still talking about The Dream. People even ask Triple H about The Dream. So the Dream still won. But to be specific, what’s next for The Dream? Leaving the set. The Dream is over, but he’s not done, will he look for another title shot in the very near future?


The Undisputed Era speak.

Roderick Strong is personally very excited for next week. Adam Cole hopes they all checked they’re safe in here. Yes, they’re safe. But Bobby Fish tells EC3 that he needs to be corrected. EC3 thinks Fish is just another guy, but he’s the guy people warn you about. Fish wonders how far EC3 is willing to go into the deep end, knowing those waters are shark infested. Fish bit EC3 once before, and he’ll be happy to do it again. EC3 thinks they’re playing, but go ask the War Raiders. They got hurt at WarGames and can’t challenge now. Who is even left? Street Profits? The Mighty? Well, those construction workers want a shot, and have been on a six month win streak, but Heavy Machinery’s never faced a team like the Undisputed Era. All those teams can keep trying, but just remember this is the Undisputed Era.


Speaking of the War Raiders, NXT has an injury update.

“Warbeard” Hanson suffered the worst of the destructive duo, suffering broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and various torn ligaments from the brutal match. However, Hanson will make a recovery, when and where will the war return?


Dakota Kai VS Shayna Baszler w/Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir!

Captain Kick has had her history with the Queen of Spades, from a broken elbow to almost endless bullying. But Dakota has kicked fear to the curb and looks to wage war on the Horsewomen on Kairi Sane’s behalf. With the #1 Contender Fatal 4 Way on the way, will Dakota earn her spot against the champ herself? Or will Shayna again break Dakota’s body and spirit?

The bell rings and Shayna grins because she’s beaten Dakota before. Fans are on Dakota’s side as she and Shayna tie up. Shayna powers Dakota to a corner but she honors the break. Dakota runs out but into a waistlock. Dakota trips Shayna then runs and hits a penalty kick! Then double stomps! Shayna bails out but Dakota pursues to kick from the apron. But Shayna blocks it, and throws Dakota into the post! Shayna leaves Dakota behind for the ring count to take care of. She and the Horsewomen gloat but Dakota returns. Shayna is right on her and that arm. Shayna twists it from wrist to elbow, and wants to repeat the past! Dakota manages to avoid the stomp and rolls Shayna up! TWO but Shayna’s after both arms now. Shayna grabs the one arm and YANKS it!

Dakota’s arm might be broken or dislocated all over again, but she won’t let the match end because of it. Shayna toys with her as fans chant “Two Time!” Dakota gets mad but Shayna kicks her leg out. But Dakota keeps getting up, and scorpion kicks! Shayna is stunned and now Dakota unloads kick after kick to her face! Shayna ends up in a corner, and Dakota gives her the boot wash! Then Dakota goes Around the World! Dakota doesn’t let up, she goes side to side again. Shayna dodges and high knees! Then she runs back in for another knee! Cover, TWO! Dakota lives but Shayna keeps her focus. Shayna runs in but into a buckle shot! Dakota boots Shayna down! Fans fire up with Dakota as she goes up top. Dakota double stomps!! Cover, TWO!! Shayna survives and Dakota can’t believe it.

Jessamyn and Marina are worried but Shayna gets the arm! Shayna twists it around and backs Dakota to a corner. Dakota goes up top but Shayna follows. Shayna wants a gut wrench but Dakota fights her off with her good arm! Dakota headbutts Shayna down! Dakota stands but Shayna rocks her with a kick! Shayna climbs back up, Gut Wrench SUPERPLEX! Jessamyn and Marina coach Shayna up to finish this, but fans rally behind Dakota. Dakota boots Shayna, then again, and again. She keeps kicking away on Shayna, and even stomps her. Dakota runs, but into a trip! Shayna gets the Kirafuda Klutch! Dakota flails and reaches but she fades! She’s out, Shayna wins!

Winner: Shayna Baszler, by submission

The first-ever two-time NXT Women’s Champion makes Dakota take a nap, and rolls on towards the New Year. While the contenders haven’t been chosen yet, will it even matter against a champion so savage as the Queen of Spades?

But Shayna isn’t done with Dakota. She sicks her friends on Dakota and the three Horsewomen toy with Dakota. Then they rain down kicks and punches and stomps, until Io Shirai appears! The Genius of the Sky is anothe rally of Kairi’s and she throws Shayna out. Io handsprings through Marina and Jessamyn to then dropkick them both out! Shayna returns but Io fights her off with an uppercut! Shayna’s down and Dakota gets back up for another trip Around the World, but the Horsewomen save their friend. The battlelines have been drawn, when will it all go down between the Horsewomen and Team Stardom?


Dominique Dijakovic is coming.

“Struggle. We struggle throughout our lives. Now, we struggle for our lives.” He has been forged by the fires of discipline and inherited his precision. His gaze shows you his history, but now you will #FeastYourEyes. Who will Dijakovic have his eyes on once he arrives?


Tommaso Ciampa heads to the ring!

The Psycho Killer still has “Goldy” by his side after TakeOver: WarGames II, and still clutches to it close to his black heart. “Another TakeOver is in the books”, and Ciampa is again the MVP of NXT. Ciampa says that time and time again he proves he’s a man of his word. He ended Gargano’s fairy tale, he destroyed Aleister Black’s mystique, and he turned The Dream into a nightmare. And yet still, the fans refuse to accept him as the NXT Champion. The fans still refuse to believe in him! These fans here don’t believe in him, the fans over there don’t believe in him, and the commentary of NXT “sure as Hell” don’t believe. Yet MAMMA MIA he here stands!

Ciampa vows to make his title reign the single greatest reign of NXT. Children will grow up and study Ciampa’s body of work. Ciampa isn’t a flavor of the week, flavor of the month, he is 2018 Sports Entertainer of the Year! And he vows to do the same in 2019! But wait, here comes Aleister Black! The Embodiment of the End rises from the mist and joins Ciampa in the ring. Fans are definitely behind Aleister in this one. But Ciampa still raises his belt up. Aleister says that at TakeOver, he stood toe to toe with Gargano and “absolved him of his sins.” The sins that the “puppet master” Ciampa created. Ciampa is champion, but not really yet. No, that is the original sin that Aleister will also absolve. Aleister hereby invokes his rematch clause! They will meet at TakeOver: Phoenix!

But Gargano comes out and tells “Al” he’s getting ahead of himself. Gargano and Aleister aren’t finished. Ciampa slips away as Gargano says this ends when he says it ends. Aleister stares down with Gargano while Ciampa loves this new “Johnny Badass.” Fans do like it, too. Ciampa tells Aleister that he must hear the fans. Everyone here knows that when Gargano gets fixated on something, he refuses to let it go. And now Gargano has fixated on Aleister. Ciampa gets it, because he saw that match. That match almost tore both of them apart. The only thing missing was the steel cage. Ciampa sees this, and there’s clearly unfinished business. This is just an idea, but if Ciampa was part of this, it should end once and for all, inside a steel cage. Fans like that idea, too.

Ciampa knows Aleister likes the sound of that, and “John Boy” must love it. Does Full Sail want to see that? “YES! YES!” Gargano asks if the fans want that. “YES!” In that case, let’s do it! Gargano VS Black, Steel Cage Match! Because Gargano is “Johnny Freakin’ Wrestling!” Aleister shouts that “Johnny Wrestling is dead! And I showed you mercy!” Aleister will fight Gargano anywhere, like in the parking lot. Oh really? How did that go for you last time? Gargano put Aleister out for three months from that, just imagine what a steel cage will do. Gargano narrowly avoids the Black Mass! Ciampa laughs it up, until Aleister hits HIM with Black Mass! Fans are thunderous for all this action, “You Deserve It!” Aleister and Gargano will continue to wage war inside a steel cage, but who will emerge to then go after the Psycho Killer in Phoenix?



My Thoughts:

A great episode right here, from start to finish. I was really surprised we got Matt Riddle VS Punishment Martinez to open the show, and man it was really great. NXT has done really great in debuting multiple stars in one match and making both sides look great. Riddle obviously wins, but it didn’t take anything away from Martinez. Martinez did great in ROH and given the right opportunities, can be great in NXT and WWE as a whole. But then Ohno makes a great impact, and I’m hoping we get a proper Riddle VS Ohno of a lengthy and hard-hitting match for TakeOver: Phoenix. Then there’s Ricochet’s mystery opponent for next week, I look forward to who they choose for that, because Ricochet can make a great match out of facing anyone.

It’s an interesting choice for Heavy Machinery to move up in the time that War Raiders won’t be able to, and I didn’t even realize Heavy Machinery had such a streak going. I’ve been covering this show week after week but Tucker & Dozer having six months of wins totally escaped me. Of course, I have a feeling the Undisputed Era won’t lose the titles until it’s War Raiders. Fish VS EC3 is next week, that’s going to be great but I hope something keeps the rest of the Undisputed Era from getting involved. Maybe Heavy Machinery will help EC3 out. And the tag match of tonight was great, Carrillo himself can be a star in tag or singles competition. But the Forgotten Sons need to rack up wins to make their gimmick work, or else they’re just the NXT version of Social Outcasts.

This Women’s Fatal 4 Way sounds great, and Bianca Belair is of course the first entrant. This could be a great way for one of the many women stars waiting in line to move up and finally enter the title scene. Perhaps Lacey Evans will join for two Heels in the match, but it’s hard to be sure which two Faces show up. Especially if Io Shirai and Dakota Kai are going against the Horsewomen with Kairi Sane like I expect. Dakota VS Shayna was a stellar main event match, but naturally Shayna wins and then the Heels bully Dakota. That Six Woman Tag needs to happen. And lastly, the Men’s NXT Championship story gets pretty interesting. Aleister still wants his match with Ciampa, but I’m sensing we’re still getting the Triple Threat we were meant to before Aleister’s injury, or as kayfabe spun it, Gargano’s attack.

My Score: 8.8/10

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AAA Review & Results (2/16/2019)

Triple A coverage, brought to you by our Lucha genie Joe Dinan! 



AAA coverage, brought to you by our Lucha genie Joe Dinan!

Live on Twitch 2/16

Dinastia (Draztik Boy), Dragon Bane, and La Parkita vs Mini Murder Clown, Mini Monster Clown, and Latigo

I don’t usually like reviews minis matches from AAA because they don’t do stories for them. CMLL does for the midgets even if they are dry stories. It’s still something, but I’d like to make note that La Parkita nearly killed himself cracking his skull on the ground doing a swanton bomb. Later in the show they revealed he was okay.

Winners: Draztik Boy, Dragon Bane and La Parkita

Super Porky or Brazo de Plata comes out to cut a promo. Mascara confronts him and Psycho Clown then confronts him. Porky has a walker. :/

Nino Hamburguesa, Lady Shani (Golden Magic), and Starfire vs Villano III Jr, Keyra, and Lady Maravilla

Magic and Villano start out with some acrobatic spots. Maravilla and Starfire come in and trade spots. Hamburguesa then comes in with Keyra and shoulder blocks her to oblivion. Villano hits a missile drop kick on Hamburguesa. Maravilla holds Nino in place and Keyra kicks him. Golden Magic gets drop kicked in the corner by Keyra. Starfire is getting teamed on now. Villano drops Starfire on Maravilla’s knee. Keyra hits a moonsault. Keyra prevents Nino from getting in then throws Maravilla to the corner. Starfire drop kicks Keyra into the corner and Nino runs into all of them. He then does a flipping senton. Nino then does it again. Magic gets in with Maravilla and super kicks her. Maravilla then trips him on the apron, drop kicks him to the outside then hits a splash off of the top. Keyra and Starfire trade pinning combinations. Starfire hits knees to Keyra’s back then hits a flip dive off the apron. Villano hits a code breaker on Nino then poses. Villano goes for a moonsault and he moves. Nino goes to the top and hits a guillotine leg drop. He goes back to the top. Maravilla tries to distract him. She succeeds and Keyra hits a sunset flip on Starfire and then a german suplex for the win. Keyra pins Starfire with a german suplex.

Winners: VIllano III Jr, Keyra, and Lady Maravilla

(Cruiserweight Championship) Laredo Kid vs Sammy Guevara (Champ)

Guevara fakes out Kid to pose in the beginning. They actually do acrobatic flips until Laredo just drop kicks him. Laredo Kid flips out of the ring, Sammy does the same and then Kid gets back in the ring and hits a middle rope missile head butt basically. Kid then hits an asai moonsault. He got impressive air. Kid goes to the ground then Sammy pretends he’s hurt. He pushes the ref into the ropes to crotch Laredo. He goes to the top and throws Kid up from a fireman’s position and he falls on the turnbuckle for a two count. Kid runs at Sammy and gets power slammed. Sammy then misses a moonsault, lands on feet, misses standing moonsault, lands on feet, then hits a standing shooting star. Sammy hits a standing spanish fly and Laredo no sells it and hits a flipping DDT. Kid kicks Sammy to the outside and hits a 450 off the apron onto the floor. Laredo misses a corkscrew tornado dive and Sammy hits a reverse GTS for a two count. Villano III attacks Laredo from behind when he was setting up the Laredo Fly. Sammy then kicks Laredo to the outside and hits a corkscrew dive over the top rope. Sammy goes to the top and hits a big shooting star press but Laredo kicks out. Everyone is surprised. Villano grabs Laredo by the head and La Parka pulls him down and attacks him on the apron. Sammy goes for a slam but Kid flips out of it and super kicks him. Sammy leaps up to the ropes and jumps but Kid catches him with a cutter. Laredo goes to the top and Sammy leaps to the top rope and hits a Spanish fly for a close two. Sammy goes to the top and Laredo leaps up and kicks him and goes up and hits the Laredo Fly for the win. And naturally he gets beat down by the Mercenaries afterwards. Vikingo and Myzteziz come to his rescue. Laredo Kid wins with a Laredo Fly.

Winner: Laredo Kid

Taya (Lady Shani), Aerostar (Dinastia), and Myzteziz Jr vs Faby Apache, Jack Evans (Super Fly), and Sammy Guevara (La Parka Negra)

This match got picked apart. Dinastia drop kicks Negra and he no sells it. Dinastia hits a head scissors then springboard splash. Super Fly comes in to work with Shani. Faby comes in and kicks Shani. Parka beats on Myzteziz on the outside. Shani gets teamed on in the ring. The technicos try to stop the teaming up but can’t just yet. Faby and the heel ref push each other. Faby kicks Shani and Negra kicks her butt. Myzteziz bounces on the ropes and hits a hurricanrana on Negra. Shani back breakers Faby and Dinastia takes out Super Fly. Apache and Shani meet in the ring now and Faby attacks her butt. Shani kicks Faby and then Super Fly beats on Shani. Shani hits an arm drag then a DDT on Super Fly. Negra runs over Myzteziz. Negra throws Myzteziz in the air but he gets caught for a hurricanrana. Myzteziz back drops Super Fly to the outside. Shani then dives to the outside on Super Fly. Myzteziz then dives over the top on Negra. Dinastia flips Faby in the ring then super kicks her. Faby hits a face buster and the ref counts slow so Dinastia kicks out. Faby then hit a Tiger suplex after dodges Dinastia and this time the ref counts but Faby is still upset with him. Faby Apache pins Dinastia with a tiger suplex.

Winners: Faby Apache, Super Fly, and La Parka Negra

Maximo, Mamba, and Pimpinela Escarlata vs La Mascara, Taurus, and Chessman

Maximo starts out against Mascara and goes for a dive off the apron but misses and Mascara beats on him. Escarlata and Mamba get taken out and they team on Maximo. Escarlata gets kicked in the groin but since he/she is playing a girl. No dq. Escaralata goes for a cross body and turns it into an arm drag on Taurus. Mamba hits an apron dive on Mascara and Maximo on Chessman. Escarlata tries to choke Taurus but he shrugs her off. Escarlata puts her butt in Mascara’s face to his disgust. Escarlata hits a double arm drag on Chessman and Taurus. She tries to kiss Mascara but he moves his head. She hits an arm drag then finally kisses him. She must be poison ivy. Mamba twerks a little bit in the ring with Chessman but then he slaps her ass and flips her over. Mamba hits a hurricanrana then an arm drags followed by the kiss of death twice. He falls out of the ring and she twerks. Maximo gets in with Mascara and Mascara leaves the ring. Maximo hits hurricanrana’s on Chessman and Taurus, then Mamba hits a flip dive through the flip rope. Maximo walks the ropes and hits a flip dive to the outside. Mascara goes to the top with Escarlata but Maximo goes up and kisses him. Escarlata school boys him for the win. Pimpinela Escarlata school boys Mascara for the win.

Winners: Maximo, Mamba, and Pimpinela Escarlata

Drago, Laredo Kid (Aerostar), and Hijo Del Vikingo vs Mocho Cota Jr, Carta Brava Jr, and Tito Santana

Porde de Norte drop kicks everyone to start to get the advantage. Vikingo hits a drop kick to change momentum. He chops Tito Santana’s chest. Afterwards Porde de Norte continues to work over everyone. Not much detail to say, just constant triple teaming. Drago hits a head scissors on Santana then launches Vikingo into the others for a drop kick. Aerostar then does a dive through the middle rope where he goes flying into the crowd. Vikingo does an asai imploder 450. In the ring Cota hits a belly to belly on Drago for a two count. Aerostar comes in and hits a running cutter on him. Brava crotches Aerostar on the ropes and does the double foot stomp off of the top. Vikingo catches Carta for a swinging slam that Santana breaks up. Santana jumps into a brutal Canadian destroyer and Drago breaks it up. Drago rolls into a code breaker and Brava breaks it up. Aerostar and Vikingo hit drop kicks on Brava and Santana. Aerostar hits a moonsault, Vikingo a 450 and Drago gets a pinning combination all for a two count. Drago then hits a dive through the middle rope on Cota. Vikingo drop kicks Santana then hits a dive through the middle rope on Santana and Cota. Aerostar dumps Brava to the outside and does a cannon ball splash on Brava and Cota. In the ring Drago sprays mist in Santana’s eyes and Vikingo hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo Del Vikingo pins Tito Santana with an imploder 450.

Winners: Drago, Aerostar, and El Hijo Del Vikingo

Psycho Clown, Dr. Wagner Jr, and Pagano vs Jeff Jarrett, Rey Escorpion, and Texano Jr

Escorpion attacks Clown with a chair. Texano ties his rope around Pagano’s neck. Jarrett works over Wagner. Texano then chokes Wagner, and Rey continues to beat on Psycho Clown. Clown gets Rey to the outside and hits a dive over the top. Pagano then hits a dive through the middle rope. Wagner hits a cutter on Jarrett then dragon screw leg whips Texano. Psycho Clown grabs the rope and hits Texano with it. Clown breaks a broom over Escorpion’s back. They hit multiple clotheslines in the corner on Jeff Jarrett. Clown works with Rey and Rey hits a power slam for a two count. Clown hits a head scissors followed by a sunset flip for a two count. Rey hits a draping DDT with Clown caught in the ropes for a two count. Rey postures on the top rope and Clown drop kicks him off. He goes on the turnbuckle post and leaps off onto Esocrpion. Wagner gets distracted by the ref and Jarrett breaks a guitar over his head. Pagano hits a leg drop to stop the count. Pagano hits a cutter on Texano and sets up a table. Pagano head butts a chair into Texano then smacks himself with said chair. Pagano goes to the top with the chair but Texano hits a crucifix power bomb through the table on him for the win. Texano Jr pins Pagano with a crucifix power bomb off the top. 

They continue to beat on the technicos post match. They steal Psycho Clown’s mask, yet again as they do every taping.

Winners: Jeff Jarrett, Rey Escorpion, and Texano Jr

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In an odd twist of fate, Marufuji is placed in a familiar, yet flipped position going into his GHC title challenge next month. Hisame let’s us know how the NOAH build is going!




In an odd twist of fate, Marufuji is placed in a familiar, yet flipped position going into his GHC title challenge next month. Hisame let’s us know how the NOAH build is going!

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Kaito Kiyomiya and Naomichi Marufuji continued their feud over the GHC Heavyweight title. Kiyomiya managed to knock Marufuji out of the ring with a dropkick, but was left wondering as to whether Marufuji played it up deliberately. He also turned his back on him when Kiyomiya was in the ring and was announced.

Marufuji, now that he can’t do aerial attacks (and finally realizing that his body is older than he thought), has turned to more vicious tactics, and decided to work on Kiyomiya’s left arm. In Kiyomiya’s post match promo, he told him that he was going to take him apart bit by bit, and next it would be his legs.

Kiyomiya has vowed that he will find “the Genius’ weakness” before “my body breaks down”. 

It has been pointed out to Marufuji that he is in the same position that Mitsuharu Misawa was when he himself was GHC Heavyweight Champion; the senior is challenging the junior.

Mitsuharu Misawa challenges the then GHC Heavyweight Champion, Naomichi Marufuji, a young man in his twenties and of the next generation of heavyweight NOAH wrestlers

Atsushi Kotoge became injured at NOAH’s show in Fukushima on the 11th February, which has put a spanner in the works of the GHC Heavyweight Tag title match with Eddie Edwards, taking on 50 Funky Powers.

Kotoge had gone for the “Revolutionary Cloak Splash” from the top rope, but managed to damage his arm on landing. Fans noticed that he was in a lot of pain, and he was checked out in the ring. NOAH removed him from the subsequent show, and later announced that he had dislocated his elbow and suffered a further fracture to the arm.

Kotoge himself said that he had felt a shooting pain in his arm, and he couldn’t move it at all.

With Kotoge’s injury and subsequent card change, “The Mid Generation” (Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima),took on the champions. They obliterated them with Nakajima choking out Quiet Storm with a sleeper, and then laughing about it afterwards.

Although NOAH have not yet announced what will become of the title challenge, and whether Eddie Edwards will team with someone else or postpone his appearance until Kotoge is better (this may not be until the late summer, and Kotoge will most likely miss Global League 2019), but it may be likely that “The Mid Generation” will receive a title shot.

Katsuhiko Nakajima later posted ….

Three of the Dark Agents (Takashi Sugiura, Masao Inoue and Akitoshi Saito) have reunited to take down The Hooligans, however, they have not been very successful in their efforts with The Hooligans defeating them twice so far. Takashi Sugiura has already started making jokes about Masao Inoue, lumping him together with having experience akin to the rookies in the group, Kinya Okada and Yoshiki Inamura. Should Sugiura be unfortunate enough to join The Hooligans, his job will be as their lackey; KAZMA SAKAMOTO says he will have to carry Cody’s bags, lick his boots, clean their toilets, do Nagai’s laundry and wash Maybach Taniguchi’s back.

YO-HEY was said to be looking a lot happier at “the wife” (HAYATA) returning “home”, and while really the only thing that has happened on this tour between himself and HAYATA and the former friends in RATELS, is Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke appearing in the ring and demanding to know what HAYATA thought he was doing.

Their new teammate, Yoshinari Ogawa (backed by YO-HEY & HAYATA, as Kotaro Suzuki is currently absent), continued the fight with The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano) over the current GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag titles. Ogawa (in a supreme Golden Era move) threw a table at Hitoshi Kumano, and the team of The Backbreakers and Yoshiki Inamura were wiped out completely, with Ogawa posing with the belts at the end.

Yoshiki Inamura continued his “Seven Match Series”, this time against Masa Kitamiya.

NOAH have so far done very well this tour with both of their two opening dates being sold out.


“COME AT ME YOU BASTARDS” (Kenoh’s column in “Weekly Pro”)
Kenoh visited the new NOAH offices and spoke of a variety of different things ranging from how nice the NOAH staff look now (even Mr. Okada looks smart now, despite “those fucking glasses”), the new company and how they should ask him for advice, the validation of his own opinion on “Leaving Misawa”, and Marufuji vs Kiyomiya.
Continuing his concerned older brother theme when it comes to Kiyomiya, and his hope that Marufuji will beat Kiyomiya for the belt for two reasons; the first being Kenoh wants to challenge, and the second that he seems to intimate that the longer Kiyomiya has it, the worse damage it is doing him, and the more Kenoh of all people seems to worry.

Kenoh’s other idea is that he will second Marufuji on the night (so to be first in line to challenge him), but I doubt that Marufuji is going to allow him to do that.

NOAH will return to the venue for the last time ever on March 17th, as the building is going to be torn down. Although the full card hasn’t been announced, Naomichi Marufuji will take on Yoshinari Ogawa (this will be their first singles match in 14 years) and Go Shiozaki and Takashi Sugiura will put on a “Golden Era Match” (as they always do when they collide in big matches).



~ Katsuhiko Nakajima decided to wind up Kenoh by sticking his leg in his fist when Kenoh entered the ring and knelt to do his ring introduction.
~ Yoshinari Ogawa denied ever being part of Special 4.
~ NOAH returned to Shinyousei Twenty-One Hall, which has the infamous staircase named “The Demon Staircase of Hell” due to the fact that it is two flights, and means that due to there being no underground parking at the venue for the truck, the equipment has to be carried up and down it, across a courtyard and through the lobby.
~ Minoru Tanaka says his first wish has been granted (i.e. for a title match at Yokohama), but his second one is still outstanding, he won’t say what it is though.
~ Both Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke have hinted at possible moves to the heavyweight division. Tadasuke when he fought Kenoh and Masa Kitamiya and said something “sparked” in him, and Daisuke Harada pointing to the GHC Heavyweight and declaring it was his “final goal”.
~ Mohammed Yone got beaten up in front of a group of old ladies (one was his mother) by Katsuhiko Nakajima.
~ Hitoshi Yamato did his usual singing entry, and incorporated the lyrics that Naomichi Marufuji couldn’t have dried seaweed. Marufuji had a priceless look on his face. 
~ Cody Hall took a picture of Atsushi Kotoge who was sitting drinking coffee near a window; Kotoge came out as a big pink blob.

Takashi Sugiura has posted pictures of either what is coming out of his dog, or what his dog has left behind. On a pleasanter note, he was given gifts by fans after a small gathering at “Muscle Grill”, and said that as he was carrying a big plushie, he probably looked like a “Weird old man” getting on the train.

NOAH’s Korakuen Hall show of the 24th February will be broadcast on Samurai at 10pm (JST) on Samurai TV.

The ongoing translation of Naomichi Marufuji’s “Heir To The Ark” can be found here

HAYATA (Costume Research)
“Come to Noah” ~ interview with Naomichi Marufuji
The Green Guide to Muscle Grill
Takashi Sugiura mini interview ahead of the match with The Hooligans
Battlemen Recap (Noah, Wednesday February 13th 2019)
Noah’s Arkive Podcast (ITunes)

NOAH FROM THE VAULT (articles translated by Purodino)
YO-HEY “My turning point”

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