Joe Dinan brings you all the excitement of CMLL in his latest Results & Review!
Arena Puebla Monday
Centella Roja and Meyer vs Espiritu Maligno and Police Man
Roja and Police Man start out and they start to grapple and exchange holds. Maligno and Meyer come in next and they trade holds as well. Meyer disposes of Maligno to the outside and Roja catches Police Man in a stretch submission and Meyer hits a face buster on Maligno for the pin. First Fall: Meyer pins Maligno with a face buster.
We start the round with Meyer hitting a hurricanrana on Maligno then avoiding a double team attack, then taking Police Man out with a hurricanrana and then a back breaker on Maligno. He poses. Maligno attacks Roja on the outside to briefly take him out so they can team on Meyer. Police Man gets Roja when he gets back in the ring and hits a death valley driver then a senton for the pin. Maligno gets Meyer in a neck crank for the submission. Second Fall: Espiritu Maligno submits Meyer with a neck crank.
Meyer gets teamed on to start this final round. The attack moves to Centella Roja. Meyer and Roja try to do a double team attack but end up hitting each other. Police Man gets Meyer in a pinning combination for the pin and Maligno submits Roja with a stretch. Third Fall: Espiritu Maligno submits Roja with a stretch submission.
Winners: Espiritu Maligno and Police Man
Halcon Suriano Jr and Tigre Rojo Jr vs El Malayo and Toro Bill Jr
Halcon Suriano has so much body grease on and I’m not sure why. He’s not big or muscular. Malayo and Rojo start the match off and they trade holds and submissions on the ground. Halcon and Toro come in and Bill tries to use his size to his advantage but Halcon uses his quickness to counter. Rojo and Halcon team up and get the advantage on the other two. Rojo hits a moonsault on Malayo and Halcon hits a 450 on Bill for the fall. First Fall: Halcon Suriano pins Toro Bill with a 450.
Suriano hits a hurricanrana on Bill then tosses him to the outside then poses. Malayo and Bill team on Rojo. Bill hits a back drop on Halcon to take him out briefly. They continue to work on Rojo and Halcon, until Bill hits a swinging slam into a leg lock on Halcon. Malayo gets Rojo in a neck crank for the fall. Second Fall: El Malayo submits Tigre Rojo with a neck crank.
Bill hits knees to the corner on Rojo to start the round. Malayo takes out Halcon with a basement drop kick. Rojo ducks a double team attack and launches Halcon into Bill for a hurricanrana. Rojo then catches Malayo in a leg lock and Halcon gets Bill in a surfboard stretch for the win. Third Fall: Halcon Suriano submits Toro Bill Jr with a surfboard stretch.
Winners: Halcon Suriano Jr and Tigre Rojo Jr
Marcela and Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola and La Comandante
Marcela starts with Comandante and they tie up a few times with Comandante using her strength to her advantage. They do some grappling on the ground but not much. Comandante throws her by her hair a few times. Sugehit comes in with Amapola and hits multiple arm drags. They start to grapple but when they get up Sugehit gets the advantage on Amapola. Comandante again gets in with Marcela and she tries to use her size again but to no avail. Marcela hits a middle rope knees to the gut on Comandante for the pin. Sugehit submits Amapola with a head shake submission. First Fall: Sugehit submits Amapola with a head shake submission.
Sugehit and Comandante stare each other down and bump chests. Comandante then runs over Sugehit a few times. Sugehit finally drags Comandante to the outside by her hair then poses. Amapola gets Marcela into her corner and they start to double team her. Comandante hits a…stink face on Sugehit for the pin. Amapola hits a face buster on Marcela for the fall. Second Fall: Amapola pins Marcela with a face buster.
Amapola and Comandante team up on Sugehit to start this round. Marcela tries to take them on but she ends up being teamed on as well. Sugehit pushes Amapola into Comandante then Marcela hits a cross body on them. Sugehit and Marcela then hit drop kicks on both of them. Sugehit hits a tornado DDT on Amapola then Marcela hits a michinoku driver on Amapola for the pin. They both hit sentons on Comandante then Sugehit hits 3 more for the pin. Third Fall: Princesa Sugehit pins Comandante after 5 senton splashes.
Winners: Marcela and Princesa Sugehit
Stuka Jr, Guerrero Maya, and Stigma vs Shocker, Rey Bucanero, and Tyson La Bestia
Shocker starts the match with Stuka but quickly Bucanero and Stigma come in. They’re not in for long and Maya and Bestia come in. They exchange strikes but Maya gets the better of him. Shocker comes in and hits a clothesline on Maya. Bucanero and Shocker team up on Maya. Tyson hits a spear on Stigma then Shocker pins him with an elbow drop. Tyson hits a top rope splash on Maya for the fall. First Fall: Tyson La Bestia pins Guerrero Maya with a top rope splash.
There’s some brawling to start this match. Bucanero is going for Stigma’s mask. They continue to team up on everyone one by one starting with Stigma then going to Stuka. Maya makes a come back hitting back breakers on the opposition. Stuka catches Shocker in a victory roll for the pin. Second Fall: Stuka pins Shocker with a victory roll.
Stuka and Bucanero brawl on the outside to start this round off. Maya and Shocker brawl in the crowd area. When everyone’s back in the ring the rudos gain the advantage and team up on Maya. Maya hits a hurricanrana arm drag combo to make a come back. Stigma dodges a double team attack from Tyson that hits Bucanero. Bucanero and Shocker hit each other by accident and feign like they’re gonna fight but then they hug. The rudos find themselves on the outside and Stuka, Maya, and Stigma all hit middle rope dives. They get back in the ring and fight for a little then Bucanero gets Stuka in a school boy for the pin and Tyson hits a tiger bomb on Stigma for the win. Third Fall: Tyson La Bestia pins Stigma with a tiger bomb.
Winners: Shocker, Rey Bucanero, and Tyson La Bestia
(Match Relampago) Niebla Roja vs Luciferno
They lock up and start grappling on the ground to start. They break and Roja drop kicks Luciferno outside of the ring and then he chases him but gets struck. Luciferno puts Roja on the top rope and goes for his mask. Luciferno continues to work him over. Roja finally hits a drop kick to make a come back making Luciferno fall to the outside. Roja then hits a middle rope dive to change the tide. Back in the ring Roja hits a hurricanrana for a close two count. Luciferno pins Roja but has his foot on the ropes so the count gets stopped. Roja hits a drop kick then a knee strikes and removes his shirt to the women’s delight. Luciferno hits a top rope suplex for a close two count. Roja gets Luciferno in a boston crab stretch but he gets out. Finally Luciferno hits a styles clash on Roja for the win. Luciferno pins Roja with the Styles Clash.
Rush, Villano IV, and Vangellys vs Kraneo, Euforia, and El Valiente
They promote the Champion of the Universe tournament taking place on the 1st, 8th, and 15th. I assume some new japan guys will be featured. Rush is the last one out and Euforia runs up the ramp to meet him but gets laid out. Kraneo runs into Vangellys and Villano IV knocking them down. Rush and Vangellys get up and hit Euforia with a double drop kick. Villano hits an elbow drop for the three count. First Fall: Villano IV pins Euforia with an elbow drop.
Rush is messing with the midget Mije now. Rush and pals start to gang up on Euforia in the ring now after taking out Valiente and Kraneo. Rush brings Euforia out on the ramp way and beats on him. Valiente gets teamed on and Kraneo tries to help but with no success as he gets beat up in the corner. Rush runs at Kraneo but Kraneo dodges and hits Villano. Kraneo hits a running hip attack on Vangellys in the corner for the pin. Valiente gets Villano in a stretch submission for the second fall. Second Fall: Valiente submits Villano IV with a stretch submission.
Rush and Euforia brawl in the stands in between rounds. There’s some posturing to start the round and then Valiente and Villano strike each other. Valiente then arm drags him to the outside. Valiente hits a hurricanrana on Vangellys. Kraneo hits a leg drop on Villano. Vangellys tries a sunset flip on Kraneo but Kraneo sits on it. Euforia meets Rush in the center of the ring Euforia kicks Rush out of the ring and then gets intercepted by Villano and Vangellys. Kraneo counters by splashing them at the same time. Kraneo goes for another splash but Rush drop kicks him. Vangellys hits a fisherman’s suplex on Valiente and Villano hits a top rope senton on Kraneo for the win. Third Round: Villano IV pins Kraneo with a top rope senton.
Winners: Rush, Villano IV, and Vangellys
Arena Mexico Tuesday
Aereo and Acero vs Pequeno Olimpico and Pequeno Violencia
Olimpico starts out with Aereo and they do some grappling. They engage a few times until Violencia and Acero come in. They do some acrobatic grappling exchanges. Aereo comes in and goes for an attack but Violencia stops it. Violencia hits a slam on Aereo then submits him with a standing cloverleaf. Olimpico gets Acero in a single leg crab for the fall. First Fall: Olimpico submits Acero with a single leg crab.
Violencia beats on Aereo to start the round off. They take out Acero whenever he tries to get involved. Aereo and Acero hit a come back but botch a move. Regardless, Aereo hits a splash off the top on Violencia for the fall. Second Fall: Aereo pins Violencia with a top rope splash.
Aereo gets Violencia out of the ring quickly then feigns a dive and hits a pose. Acero hits a hurricanrana on Olimpico but he botches it. He moves on with his pose afterwards like it’s okay. Acero gets Violencia in a submission but Olimpico breaks it up. Acero holds Olimpico up and Aereo hits a top rope drop kick for the pin. Aereo slams Violencia and Acero hits a lionsault for the win. Third Fall: Acero pins Violencia with a lionsault.
Winners: Aereo and Acero
Magnus, Retro, and Arkalis vs Raziel, Cancerbero, and Espiritu Negro
There’s some posturing to start in this match but Retro and Raziel start and lock up. They start to grapple and fight for position. Raziel and Magnus are in next and they start to grapple as well. Cancerbero gets Magnus out of there and Arkalis comes in and does a hurricanrana that gets reversed into a pinning combination. Arkalis hits a head scissors on Cancerbero to the outside. Cancerbero hits an elbow drop on Retro, then slams Raziel on him then submits Retro with a stretch. Negro hits a spring board swanton on Magnus for the fall. First Fall: Espiritu Negro pins Magnus with a springboard swanton bomb.
They all brawl to start this round out. Raziel starts to work over Retro in the ring. When he gets taken out Magnus comes in and gets teamed up on. Arkalis comes in and runs up Magnus’ back and hits a hurricanrana on Raziel. Magnus back breakers Cancerbero. Arkalis then hits a blue thunderbomb on Negro for the pin. Retro then gets Cancerbero in an arm stretch for the fall. Second Fall: Retro submits Cancerbero with an arm stretch.
Magnus back breakers Raziel to start this round off. He hits two monkey flips on him as well. Retro gets in with Cancerbero and gets the advantage on him. Arkalis gets Negro in a victory roll but the pin gets broken up. All three hit drop kicks on Arkalis but the pins broken up. A double suplex is hit on Negro then Arkalis hits a splash but the pin is broken up. Magnus hits a back stabber on Raziel for the pin. Third Fall: Magnus pins Raziel with a back stabber.
Winners: Magnus, Retro, and Arkalis
Robin, Star Jr, and Super Astro Jr vs Virus, Kawato San, and Disturbio
Super Astro and Disturbio start out in this match and they do some grappling to start. Astro gets Disturbio to the outside then feigns a dive. In comes Star Jr and Virus. Virus tries to work him over but Star is too quick for him. Robin comes in with Disturbio and really uses his acrobatic ability to out match him. Super Astro hits a diving head butt on Virus, then Star hits a frog splash followed by a victory roll by Robin for the pin. First Fall: Robin pins Virus after a flurry of moves and a victory roll.
Star starts with Kawato and Star gets the advantage on him hitting a drop kick and arm drag to the outside followed by a pose. Super Astro hits a rolling head butt on Disturbio and then feigns a dive. The tide changes and the Rudos take out the technicos are start to team up on them. Robin gets taken out then they move their attack to Star Jr. Distrubio hit knees to the corner on Super Astro and then hits an elbow drop on him for the pin. Kawato hits a double foot stomp off the top on Robin for the pin. Second Fall: Kawato pins Robin with a double foot stomp.
This round starts with Star Jr being teamed up on. They move their attack to Robin but he pulls Kawato by the hair to drop him then hits a hurricanrana on Disturbio. Star then launches Super Astro for a dive on Disturbio. Kawato drop kicks Robin to the outside and hits an over the top rope dive himself. In the ring Virus hits a sidewalk slam on Star Jr and then gets an indian death lock for the win. Third Fall: Virus submits Star Jr with an indian death lock.
Winners: Virus, Kawato San, and Disturbio
Drone, Pegasso, and Guerrero Maya vs Dragon Rojo Jr, Polvora, and Hechicero
Hechicero had a really cool entrance. Rojo and Maya start out in the ring and start fighting for position. Drone comes in next with Hechicero and Hechicero immediately starts to do his pose. Drone just stares at him like a geek. They engage a few times and grapple but then they start to trade offense back and forth. Pegasso gets in with Polvora and Pegasso gets a school boy and the ref counts 1 2 and gets up. Looked confused then counted 3. I wonder if Pegasso intentionally held him down. Rojo then submitted Pegasso with a neck crank. Drone drop kicks Rojo to the outside then slides under the ref to the outside for a sliding splash. Hechicero hit a back breaker on Maya for the fall. They made that complicated. First Fall: Hechicero pins Maya with a back breaker.
Rojo works over Pegasso to start the round. Pegasso and Drone get taken out on the outside leaving Hechicero to work over Maya. Hechicero unties Maya’s mask till it’s almost off and stops. Polvora performs a drop kick to the inner thigh on Drone. Maya makes a come back hitting back breakers on everyone. They all go for the pin but they kick out. Drone and Maya hit a double team flapjack on Polvora and Pegasso goes for the pin but Rojo breaks it up. Hechicero throws him in the air and Rojo kicks him. Pegasso gets Rojo in the corner and Drone hits knees in the corner. Then Maya hits a top rope splash on him but Hechicero breaks up the pin. Pegasso avoids a double team attack then Maya launches him into Hechicero for a hurricanrana. Pegasso and Maya then hit middle rope dives. Drone hits a springboard moonsault on Polvora for a two count. Polvora then hits a face buster off the top for the win on Drone. Second Fall: Polvora pins Drone with a face buster off of the top.
Winners: Dragon Rojo Jr, Polvora, and Hechicero
Shocker, Euforia, and Rey Bucanero vs Kraneo, Volcano, and Rey Cometa
Volcano and Bucanero start the match out with some grappling. Bucanero tries to body slam Volcano but can’t. Euforia is in next with Cometa and this is interesting cause Euforia has been working baby face the last two weeks and now he’s on the heel team again. Maybe it was just for the Fantastica Mania tour cause they lacked stars. But alas they do some grappling of their own. Kraneo comes in with Shocker after Kraneo slaps his chest a few times then body slams him. Bucanero comes in and gets hit with a standing splash. Bucanero and Shocker clothesline Kraneo and then Cometa flies in and hits a sunset flip pinning combination on Euforia for the fall. First Fall: Rey Cometa pins Euforia with a pinning combination.
Volcano gets doubled by Euforia and Rey to start but he’s able to fight off the double team hitting a drop kick on both of them at once to the outside. Shocker comes in and Volcano continues his momentum hitting a few arm drags. Cometa tricks Euforia to the outside and then jumps off the apron hitting a hurricanrana. Bucanero starts to beat up on Mije the midget who accompanies Kraneo. Rey spanks him. Rey body slams Kraneo and then pins him. Second Fall: Rey Bucanero body slams Kraneo for the pin.
Shocker beats on Cometa on the outside. In the ring Rey and Euforia beat on Kraneo. Cometa comes back in the ring and hits a hurricanrana on Euforia to change the momentum. Volcano comes back in and hits a big splash on Bucanero. Shocker breaks up the pin and then Euforia hits a power bomb on Cometa then Shocker and Rey slam Volcano on Cometa. Euforia pins Cometa for the win. Third Fall: Volcano gets slammed on Cometa and Euforia goes for the pin.
Winners: Shocker, Euforia, and Rey Bucanero
Niebla Roja vs Mephisto
Well yesterday Roja lost to Luciferno in a lightning round match so naturally tonight he faces Mephisto in a full length singles match. Mephisto works him over to start the match. After beating on him for a few minutes Mephisto hits a face buster for the first fall. First Fall: Mephisto pins Roja with a face buster.
Gotta get those first two falls away fast. A formula in these big singles matches. Mephisto throws Roja into the crowd in between rounds and then postures in the ring. Mephisto is still working on Roja when they get back into the ring. Mephisto rips his shirt off. Finally Roja moves out of the way of an attack and hits an axe handle and gets Mephisto in a boston crab stretch for the fall. Second Fall: Roja submits Mephisto with a boston crab stretch.
Mephisto postures on the outside of the ring to start the round. They both pose to the crowd when they get into the ring. Roja hits a hurricanrana to the outside, then follows him and goes to whip Mephisto into the barricade but gets reversed. Roja jumps on the barricade then hits a hurricanrana on the floor to Mephisto. Back in the ring Roja hits a hurricanrana pinning combo for a two count. Roja hits a victory roll for another two count. He does another pinning combo for a two count. Roja tries a head scissors but Mephisto drops him on his face for a two count. Mephisto hits another face buster but this time Roja kicks out. Mephisto places Roja on the top rope and hits a muscle buster for a two count. Roja fires up for a come back and drop kicks Mephisto off the apron, then he hits an over the top flip dive. Back in the ring Roja goes for a springboard attack but Mephisto hits a drop kick for a two count. Mephisto throws Roja in the air and kicks him in the gut. Close to the groin. Roja gets up and hits a sunset flip power bomb for a two count. Mephisto does a school boy for a close two count. Roja gets Mephisto on the ropes and attempts a hurricanrana but Mephisto blocks. But mid power bomb Roja counters with his hurricanrana. Just a two count though. Roja gets spoiled and goes to the well again, this time Mephisto hits a face buster off the top rope for a very close two count. While Mephisto sits up baffled, Roja rolls him up but for you guessed it, a two count. Mephisto crotches Roja on the turnbuckle, then tries to go for a power bomb I think, the camera was awkward, but Roja picks him up and hits a front face buster off the top for the win. Third Fall: Niebla Roja pins Mephisto with a front face buster off the top for the win.
Winner: Niebla Roja
Arena Mexico Friday
Oro Jr and Electrico vs Grako and El Coyote
I have a weird affinity for this Grako and Coyote team, I don’t know why, I like them. Electrico and Coyote start grappling to begin the match. Oro and Grako come in next and they tie up and eventually go to the ground to grapple. They start trading moves and pinning combinations. Electrico comes back in to face Coyote but Grako kicks him on the apron then drop kicks him out. Oro comes back in and misses a moonsualt. Grako then hits a top rope elbow drop on him for the pin. Coyote hits a frog splash on Electrico for the fall and the crowds hot tonight so far. First Fall: Coyote pins Electrico with a frog splash.
They beat up on Oro and Electrico on the outside to start the round. In the ring they double team Electrico till he falls out of the ring. Oro runs to make the save but gets stomped out. Coyote stands on Electrico’s back during a double team move. Oro leaps up and hits a brutal frankensteiner on him for the pin. Electrico then hits a basement drop kick then a springboard elbow to pin Grako. Second Fall: Electrico pins Grako with a springboard elbow drop.
Grako and Oro exchange strikes to start the final round. Grako finds himself on the apron and Oro hits a hurricanrana off the top rope to the outside on him. Coyote catches Electrico for a power bomb then a senton but Oro breaks up the pin. Grako and Coyote hit a double suplex on Oro and while they land Electrico hits a top rope splash. Afterwards Coyote and Grako whip the two into each other and then Grako gets Electrico in a neck crank submission and Coyote submits Oro with a body stretch. Third Fall: Coyote submits Oro Jr with a body stretch.
Winners: Grako and El Coyote
Blue Panther Jr, Rey Cometa, and Black Panther vs Misterioso, El Sagrado, and Universo 2000 Jr
Misterioso and Black Panther start with some standing grappling which evolves into them fighting for position and trading counters. Blue Panther Jr comes in with Universo 2000 next and they continue grappling as well. Panther Jr hits a sunset flip that Universo rolls out of. Panther inexplicably scoots back to be hit with a drop kick. Cometa is in next with Sagrado and Cometa tricks Sagrado into falling to the outside then hits a hurricanrana off of the apron. Misterioso enters the ring and poses for some reason, then Blue Panther comes form behind and school boys him for the fall. First Fall: Blue Panther Jr pins Misterioso with a school boy.
This round starts with Blue Panther getting teamed up on. Black Panther tries to make the save but to no avail. They get Cometa and Misterioso gets him in the Gory Special, then hits the Gory neck breaker and holds him there for the other two to hit drop kicks on him for the fall. Second Fall: Misterioso pins Rey Cometa after a gory neck breaker and a double drop kick.
This round starts with Black Panther getting taken out. He tags Blue Panther in but he continues to get beat on too. Panther Jr dodges an attack and proceeds to hit back breakers on everyone. Panther, Cometa, and Panther get ready to do dives but get pulled to the outside. Back in the ring Universo squares off with Black Panther and Panther hits a lionsault which Misterioso breaks up the pin. Now everybody is in the ring doing spots. The technicos all get pinning combinations but they’re kicked out of. Sagrado hits a sling blade on Cometa but in the corner Cometa dodges his attacks. He hits a hurricanrana then slams him near the corner and hits a 450 for the pin. Black Panther gets Universo down and hits a drop kick off the middle rope for the win. Third Fall: Black Panther pins Universo with a drop kick off the middle rope.
Winners: Blue Panther Jr, Rey Cometa, and Black Panther
Titan, Flyer, and El Audaz vs Shocker, El Felino, and Vangellys
Vangellys and Audaz start this match off. Vangellys tries to use his size to his advantage. Everybody comes in the ring to confront each other and the ref tells them to go back to their corners. Vangellys and Audaz go back to grappling. Titan and Felino are in next and Felino postures to the crowd as he usually does. The midget that accompanies him distracted Titan enough for Felino to hit him with an elbow smash. Titan eventually drop kicks him to the outside but before he can dive Shocker hits him. Flyer comes in to relieve him and exchanges strikes with Shocker. Flyer hits a hurricanrana on Shocker then hits an over the top dive. Titan then rolls up Vangellys with a neck bridge for the pin. First Fall: Titan pins Vangellys with a neck bridge pin.
Shocker and Felino come in at the start of the round to take out the other team so they can team up on them one at a time. The plan back fires as they fight back, however Vangellys still has the advantage in ring with Titan. Titan hits a head scissors to the outside but gets hit by Shocker when going for his dive. Titan and Shocker then go to the outside to fight. Audaz runs wild on Felino. Shocker comes in but Audaz is too quick for him. Vangellys catches him however. Flyer comes in and postures with Shocker but he gets teamed on. Shocker blatantly kicks Flyer in the groin and pins him. Ref ignores it. Vangellys then drop kicks Titan in the balls and the ref ignores. Second Fall: Vangellys pin Titan with a drop kick to the groin.
Vangellys beats on Titan to start the round. Titan gets teamed on, so they’re continuing the trend from the previous match. Audaz hits a few super kicks to make a come back. He goes for a middle rope dive. Flyer hits an asai moonsault. Felino gets Titan in an arm wrench in the ring but Audaz breaks it up. Shocker gets Flyer in a cross face for the submission. Vangellys hits a swinging slam on Audaz for the pin. Third Fall: Vangellys pins Audaz with a swinging slam.
Winners: Shocker, El Felino, and Vangellys
(Lightning Round) Soberano vs Templario
They tie up to start this match and battle for position. Soberano slides to the outside to avoid an attack and Templario hits a handspring back flip to the outside. They get back in the ring and Soberano hits a torando dive off the top. Soberano goes for an attack but it’s reversed into a german suplex. Templario tries a canadian destroyer but Soberano rolls with it then kicks him. Soberano gets him to the outside and hits a back flip dive over the top rope. The doctor checks on Soberano but he continues the match. I love how CMLL and AAA doctors have big lab coats on. Soberano hits a sunset flip power bomb back in the ring for a two count. Templario flips Soberano in the air and hits a power bomb. On the top rope Templario goes for a gut wrench suplex but Soberano reverses it into a hurricanrana for a two count. They trade strikes until Templario hits a canadian destroyer. Soberano kicks out. Soberano flips him when Templario comes off the ropes and hits a sit out pile driver for the win. Soberano pins Templario with a sit out pile driver.
Caristico, Atlantis, and Volador Jr vs Ultimo Guerrero, Cavernario, and Gran Guerrero
Caristico and Ultimo start the match with a handshake then they tie up and grapple. Ultimo gets him in a surfboard stretch. Caristico gets out of it. Ultimo gets him in an octopus but Caristico gets out. Volador taunts Ultimo on the apron. Volador and Cavernario come in and grapple at a hectic pace. Gran gets in with Atlantis now. Poor Atlantis had to work every show of the Fantastica Mania show. The rudos come in and stomp out the baby face team. The Los Guerrero’s triple team spot is done on Atlantis. Cavernario hits a canadian destroyer on Volador for the pin. Gran tries to power bomb Caristico but he slips so he just submits him with a leg stretch. First Fall: Gran Guerrero submits Caristico with a leg stretch.
Ultimo puts Atlantis on the turnbuckle and starts working on his mask. The rest of them brawl on the outside. Caristico gets laid on the apron and Ultimo drop kicks him off. Volador and Caristico come in and hit hurricanrana’s to change the tide. Then Atlantis hits a middle rope dive on Ultimo. Volador hits Cavernario with a canadian destroyer and Caristico submits Gran with a Fujiwara arm bar. Second Fall: Caristico submits Gran Guerrero with a Fujiwara arm bar.
Atlantis starts with Cavernario in this match and Atlantis monkey flips him. Ultimo and Gran come in but Atlantis pushes them out of the way and flips Ultimo to the outside. Cavernario launches Volador in the air and he hits a hurricanrana on Gran. Caristico and Volador then hit over the top dives on Cavernario and Gran. In the ring it’s Atlantis and Ultimo and Ultimo runs at Atlantis and gets put in a torture rack for the win. Third Fall: Atlantis submits Ultimo Guerrero with a torture rack.
Winners: Caristico, Atlantis, and Volador Jr
Fenix, Pentagon Jr, and Diamante Azul vs Rush, El Terrible, and La Bestia del Ring
They’re all posturing and throwing strikes to start. The ref is trying to get control but is failing. In the ring Diamante and Terrible stare down. Fenix drop kicks Bestia to the outside but Terrible strikes him from behind. Azul takes out Terrible and then Rush takes him out. Rush stares down with Penta and they exchange strikes. They trade strikes in the corner, then Penta hits a sling blade. Penta then hits an over the top rope dive on Rush. Azul hits a german suplex on Bestia for the pin. Fenix jumps on the ropes and does a stomp to Terrible’s gut for the fall. First Fall: Fenix pins Terrible with a double stomp.
Fenix and Bestia exchange chops to start this round. Besita tries to throw Fenix out but Fenix comes back and kicks him. Rush and Terrible then jump him. They try to team on Fenix but he dodges attacks and hits a double rolling cutter on Terrible and Rush. Azul and Bestia hit each other in the ring afterwards. Azul then monkey flips Bestia. Rush is in again with Penta. There’s some posturing but Bestia and Terrible jump them. Azul and Fenix get taken out on the outside. Penta then gets crotched on the steel post. Azul then gets triple basement drop kicked. Rush gets on the announce table and poses to the crowd. Back in the ring they stomp out Fenix. Azul comes in from the ramp and jumps over for a double clothesline. Finally Rush has had enough, when Penta is in the air he kicks him in the groin then takes his mask for the DQ. Second Fall: Pentagon wins after Rush kicks him in the groin and steals his mask.
After the match Rush and pals steal Fenix’s mask too. Azul tries to protect them but they stomp him out and steal his mask too.
Winners: Pentagon Jr, Fenix, and Diamante Azul
Mitchell’s WWE Worlds Collide Results & Report! (4/24/19)
Worlds Collide with the WWE Women’s Division!
WWE Worlds Collide continues with the Women’s Division! The NXT UK Women’s Championship is on the line in a Triple Threat! Will it still be #ToniTime after?
- Candice LeRae VS Kay Lee Ray; LeRae wins.
- Piper Niven VS Zelina Vega; Niven wins.
- Io Shirai VS Sonya Deville; Deville wins.
- NXT UK Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Toni Storm VS Bianca Belair VS Nikki Cross; Storm wins and retains the NXT UK Women’s Championship.
PLAY BY PLAY
NXT’s Mia Yim joins commentary!
The Head Baddie in Charge joins Vic Joseph and Aiden English in covering all the action!
Candice LeRae VS Kay Lee Ray!
Mrs. Wrestling represents NXT while KLR represents the NXT UK! Will the WWE Universe see LeRae or Lee Ray take the victory in NYC?
The bell rings and KLR circles with Candice while fans duel. The two tie up and KLR gets a wristlock. KLR shoulder breaks then yanks Candice, but Candice rolls to reverse the wrench. KLR spins to reverse it back to a hammerlock. Candice brings KLR down and reverses back! Fans cheer this technical exchange but KLR stomps Candice’s foot. KLR wrenches, shoulder breaks then yanks again. She reels Candice in for a headlock but Candice pries free. Candice gets the headlock and takeover, but KLR headscissors back. Fans rally and Candice pops out to a jackknife cover. TWO as KLR bridges but they both spin around. KLR wants a backslide or even Gory Bomb, but Candice sunset flips! TWO, and Candice Crucifix Drivers! Cover, TWO!
KLR boots Candice and grits her teeth as she CHOPS Candice hard! The snarky Scottish lass mocks the fans that cheer for Candice. KLR snapmares and rolls with Candice to kick her down, then covers, TWO! Candice gets to a corner but KLR goes after her with a suplex, for a gourd buster! Cover, TWO! KLR keeps on Candice with a seated stretch. KLR digs her knuckles into those ribs but Candice endures. Fans rally up again and Candice gets up, only to get a knee to the stomach. KLR whips but Candice dodges and tilt-o-whirls into the Octopus Stretch! Fans cheer Candice and want KLR to tap. Candice drives knees into KLR’s head but KLR stumbles to a ropebreak!
Candice lets go but keeps on KLR with a whip. KLR reverses and table tops Candice down to then drag her out. KLR spins Candice into the forearm shot! Then she drags Candice all the way out to whip, but Candice reverses and sends KLR into a post! Candice gets into the ring while KLR staggers about. Fans fire up with Candice as she builds speed, and DIVES! Direct hit sends KLR into barriers, but fans encourage Candice to keep going. Candice obliges and DIVES again! She’s 2 for 2, she wants the hat trick! Candice DIVES and gets it! She puts KLR in then climbs up high to leap for double stomps! Cover, TWO!! KLR lives but Candice won’t let up.
Candice drags KLR into position and LIONSAULTS! But she flops as KLR dodges! KLR SUPERKICKS! KLR runs but into Candice’s forearm. Candice runs but KLR reels her in for a forearm to the back. KLR reels Candice in but Candice slips out of the Gory Bomb to enziguri! Both women are down but New York fires up! The ref starts a standing count and both women slowly stand. They get up at 9.5, and start throwing hands! Candice dodges to rally with forearms and elbows! KLR ends up in a corner and Candice runs in for a back elbow! Candice climbs but KLR kicks her back! KLR climbs to join Candice but Candice resists.
Candice clubs KLR back, then sunset flips, but KLR holds on! Candice dodges the punch to hit a SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! KLR surivives and fans are loving this great bit of “Women’s Wrestling!” Candice springboards but KLR trips her up, to SUPERKICK her in the back! Cover, TWO!! Candice lives and KLR is growing frustrated. KLR drags Candice back up as fans rally up. KLR fireman’s carry and pops up, but Candice hits a REVERSE-RANA! Neckbreaker and LIONSAULT! Cover, Candice wins!
Winner: Candice LeRae, by pinfall
LeRae proves she can get it done against Lee Ray and at Wrestlemania Axxess! Will Mrs. Wrestling use this momentum to head for the NXT Women’s Championship?
Piper Niven VS Zelina Vega!
The Scottish Viper represents NXT UK while La Muneca represents both SmackDown and the WWE main roster! But who will represent with a victory?
The bell rings and Piper stands face to face with Zelina. And it’s clear who has the height advantage. But Zelina has a bigger attitude as she pushes Piper. Piper shoves back and knocks Zelina off her feet! Zelina seems to grin as she starts throwing forearms. Zelina runs, but Piper catches her and scoops. But Zelina slips out to kick away. That only angers Piper! Zelina baits her into a corner to drop toehold her into buckles! Zelina kicks Piper then chokes her on the ropes. The ref counts and Zelina backs off at 4 to soak up the heat. Zelina runs back in to Tiger Feint into a draping crossface! She lets go at 4 to then bulldog Piper down! Cover, TWO!
Zelina tells Piper she’s nothing, but then Piper grabs Zelina to throw her into buckles! Piper runs in but Zelina dodges. Zelina runs back in but is put on the apron. Zelina manages to forearm Piper away, then slip around to a waistlock. Piper elbows out but Zelina dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO! Zelina is shocked and furious but she goes after Piper with a dragon sleeper. Piper endures as Zelina has a behind-the-back grip. Zelina shows she’s smart but Piper shows she’s tough as she continues to endure. Zelina shifts to a normal sleeper but Piper makes her a backpack. Piper bumps Zelina against buckles then throws her off.
Zelina runs away but Piper rallies with double ax handles. Piper scoops Zelina to slam her down! Then she drops the big senton! And the basement crossbody! But Piper’s still not done with Zelina as she drags Zelina to a drop zone. Piper climbs up and fans fire up, but Zelina avoids the Vader Bomb to hit a code breaker! Zelina borrows from El Idolo for Cien Knees! But Piper is dead weight! Zelina has to drag her out, TWO!! Piper survives and Zelina is furious! Zelina climbs up high, moonsault, but she flops! Piper scoops for the Michinoku Driver! Cover, Piper wins!
Winner: Piper Niven, by pinfall
The Scottish Viper strikes and is victorious! Will this help Piper climb the NXT UK ranks to challenge the champion? But with that title on the line later on, who will that NXT UK Women’s Champion even be?
Io Shirai VS Sonya Deville!
The Genius of the Sky represents NXT while Fire & Desire’s Gladiator Gal represents SmackDown and the WWE main roster! Shirai wants after Shayna and the NXT Women’s Championship while Sonya wants after the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. Who will use this win to take a step closer to gold?
The bell rings and fans rally up already. The two tie up and Sonya powers Shirai to ropes. Sonya grinds her forearm on Shirai’s face then pushes her around. Shirai comes back and fans are strongly on her side. Sonya rushes in to waistlock but Shirai drop toeholds Sonya down. Shirai gets up and shrugs at Sonya. Sonya gets up with a scowl and gives Shirai a swift kick on the leg. Shirai throws forearms but Sonya throws fast hands! Sonya whips but Shirai ducks and handsprings! Sonya gets clear of that but not the dropkick! Fans fire up with Shirai as she blocks Sonya’s punch to double CHOP! Shirai CHOPS Sonya to a corner then whips her corner to corner. Sonya reverses but Shirai hops up fast. Shirai boots but Sonya blocks to yank Shirai down! Cover, TWO!
Shirai scrambles to a corner but Sonya puts her hair up, time to square up! Sonya kicks away on Shirai then clubs her down. Cover, TWO! Sonya grows frustrated while fans rally up. Sonya reels Shirai into a body scissors and pulls Shirai’s hair. The ref counts and Sonya lets the hair go but goes for a chinlock. Sonya slaps and clubs away on Shirai then turns to lean more weight on her. Shirai sits up but Sonya grabs the arm for a keylock. Shirai pries her arm free but Sonya puts another chinlock on. Fans rally and Shirai manages to make it a cover. ONE and Sonya lets Shirai go, to then roundhouse Shirai down! Sonya stands on Shirai for a cocky cover, TWO! Sonya puts Shirai on the ropes to grind the ribs but she throws Shirai back down at the ref’s count.
Fans sing for Shirai but Sonya mocks them before putting Shirai in the body scissors again. Shirai endures but Sonya pulls her hair again. Sonya lets go to then SLAP Shirai on the back. Sonya squeezes tighter but Shirari gets a ropebreak. The ref counts and Sonya lets go at 4, but then drags her over to drop an elbow, and then another. Cover, TWO! Shirai crawls but Sonya brings her up. Shirai throws hands but Sonya throws kicks and knees. Sonya drags Shirai up and snapmares her hard, to then hit the sliding wizard! Cover, TWO! Shirai survives and Sonya grows frustrated. Fans rally and duel as Shirai kicks Sonya away. Sonya hammers away then drags Shirai up. Sonya wraps Shirai in a chinlock but Shirai endures.
Fans rally up and Shirai fights. Sonya becomes a backpack with that sleeper, but Shirai powers up to back Sonya into buckles. Shirai breaks free after a few more, then ducks the running enziguri! Shirai roars and rallies and Sonya flounders. Sonya ends up on the ropes, Tiger Feint! Shirai climbs and leaps, missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Sonya survives and Shirai grows frustrated. Shirai CHOPS Sonya on the leg then drags her up in a waistlock. Sonya resists and elbows out. Sonya kicks but Shirai dodges, only to get an enziguri! Cover, TWO! Sonya drags Shirai up and fires off more kicks and knees. Shirai goes Matrix to school girl, TWO, but she hits Sonya with a SHOTEI!
Shirai uses a spinebuster into the drop zone, and then climbs up top. ASAI MOONSAULT, but Sonya gets clear! Shirai rolls through but Sonya SPEARS!! Sonya high stacks, Sonya wins!!
Winner: Sonya Deville, by pinfall
The Jersey Devil defeats the Genius of the Sky! Maybe it’s an upset, maybe it’s the different between main roster and NXT or maybe it’s the difference of MMA and pro-wrestling. But whatever it was, Sonya still won. Will this lead Sonya to a title match on SmackDown? Can Shirai rebound and prove she’s worthy of a title match in her own right?
NXT UK Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Toni Storm VS Bianca Belair VS Nikki Cross!
The Lightning from Down Under obviously represents NXT UK as she holds the gold. But she’s going up against both NXT’s EST and WWE SmackDown’s Loony Lass. Will it still be #ToniTime after Worlds Collide? Or will someone else take the title with them to their brand?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin this crazy crossover main event!
Nikki chooses to go after Bianca and Toni by herself! She dropkicks Bianca then headbutts Toni. Nikki whips Toni but Toni reverses and sends Nikki at Bianca. Bianca catches Nikki and throws her with a Fall Away Slam! Bianca and Toni are now alone and the fans really like this match-up. Toni offers a handshake and Bianca says “kiss this.” Toni laughs it off and they tie up. Bianca gets the wristlock but Toni spins and bends and handsprings to slap and kick Bianca. Toni runs and sees Bianca drop down, so she redirects herself to dropkick Bianca down! Cover, but Nikki runs in so Toni bails to get clear. Nikki shoves Toni while Bianca rolls out of the ring.
Nikki double chops Toni then runs back in. Toni puts Nikki on the apron. Nikki shoulders and kicks her way back in, but Bianca yanks her down hard. Nikki goes after Bianca for that and trips HER up! Then she traps Bianca in the apron to club away! Finlay would be proud. Toni runs in but Nikki intercepts with a haymaker. Now Nikki has two for one as she puts Toni in the apron! Nikki clubs away then fires up. Toni and Bianca flop out of the skirt and Nikki puts them both back in! Nikki climbs and leaps! Bianca gets clear but the crossbody cover on Toni! BIanca breaks it just in time! She chicken wings Nikki to slam her onto Toni! But wait that’s a cover! Bianca shoves Nikki off Toni in time to then cover Toni herself. TWO, but Bianca keeps her cool.
Nikki rolls out while fans rally for Toni. Bianca clubs Toni and puts her in a corner for a mudhole stomp. Bianca reels Toni out for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Toni survives but Bianca keeps cool. Bianca sits Toni up and slaps her around. She dares Toni to fight so Toni fights. Bianca clubs Toni but Nikki returns to hop on! Nikki has a sleeper but Bianca drops back for a backpack senton! All three women are down but the fans rally up. Bianca and Nikki get to opposite corners, so Toni starts a hip attack train! Toni goes back and forth again and again for four! Toni underhooks Nikki but Nikki reverses. Bianca runs and double SPEARS! The three women are down again and fans rally back up.
Bianca covers Nikki, TWO! Bianca covers Toni, TWO! She goes back to Nikki and drags her up. She torture racks, KoD! Cover, but Toni breaks it! Toni and Bianca go after each other as fans duel. They throw forearms back and forth but Toni gets the edge. Bianca comes back for more then shoves to ROCK Toni! Toni staggers to a corner and Bianca runs in, but Toni sends her into the post! Toni rolls Bianca, TWO! HEADBUTT! Nikki cradles Toni, TWO!! Nikki almost caught Toni! Toni scoops but Nikki slips out for an inverted DDT, TWO!! Nikki grows frustrated as she’s so close yet so far from the title. She fires up and climbs up top, but Bianca goes up. Nikki kicks Bianca all the way down, then leaps at Toni! Toni gets clear and Nikki flops! Toni drags Nikki up, double underhooks, Storm Zero! Cover, Toni wins!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall; still NXT UK Women’s Champion
That match was as quick as lightning, but it is the Lightning from Down Under that strikes! Toni Time continues, but who will be next to challenge her for that title?
A good third part to the Worlds Collide event, but boy, it sure ended up being more like NXT, NXT UK & SmackDown collides. The Shake-Up would have put Zelina on Raw but things changed and she’s back on SmackDown. Of course, she was on SmackDown before so it was going to be that way anyway. Zelina did well against Piper, and while I didn’t want to make it about size, it came down to size. But at the same time, Piper wins to keep herself strong in the NXT UK Division, since Zelina isn’t really doing much on the main roster. Candice VS KLR was great, especially as an opener. Both women are potential contenders on their brands, so it was good for Candice to get this win here just so the fans can see she’s still good enough.
Shirai VS Sonya was great, but I was very surprised to see Sonya won! I can’t be sure why, though Worlds Collide doesn’t really impact much. I suppose Sonya can’t keep losing or else she won’t seem strong enough for SmackDown. Mia Yim establishes on commentary that she strongly dislikes MMA-turned-wrestler types like Sonya, which of course includes Shayna, Jessamyn and Marina of the MMA Horsewomen, so that’s good character development for her. And then the Triple Threat main event was short but fast and really good. But given it was short and this is Worlds Collide where Toni was against two superstars from other brands, naturally Toni would retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship to bring it back to NXT UK.
My Score: 8/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (4/24/19)
Will Johnny Champion get payback on the Undisputed Era?
NXT Champion Johnny Gargano got jumped by the Undisputed Era and now he wants payback! Will Johnny Wrestling survive the Savior of the Backbreaker?
- Humberto Carrillo VS Jaxson Ryker w/ The Forgotten Sons; Double Count-Out.
- Aliyah & Vanessa Borne VS Candice LeRae & ???; LeRae & Kacy Catanzaro win.
- The War/Viking Raiders VS The Street Profits; The War/Viking Raiders win.
- Johnny Gargano VS Roderick Strong; Gargano wins.
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Humberto Carrillo VS Jaxson Ryker w/ The Forgotten Sons!
Ultimo Ninja has been a big hit on 205 Live but he returns to NXT! How will he do against the Gunner of this savage trio? Will Ryker continue to #DoUntoOthers?
The bell rings and Ryker stares down with Carrillo. Carrillo ties up with Ryker but Ryker waistlock slams him! Ryker then puts Carrillo in a corner to scrape his face. The ref backs Ryker off but Carrillo gets right up. They circle and Carrillo waistlocks, but Ryker trips him and suplexes him. Carrillo lands on his feet and boots Ryker back. Carrillo springboard enziguris! Cover, ONE! Ryker is up fast and he chases Carrillo in and out of the ring. Carrillo dodges and headscissors, then handsprings to back elbow! Standing moonsault on top, ONE! Carrillo grins while Ryker glares. Ryker hip tosses Carrillo into buckles!
Ryker stomps Carrillo in the corner then drags him up to the top rope. He clubs away on Carrillo in the Tree of Woe, then yanks him out for a scoop slam. Ryker clubs away on the mat, too, then grabs Carrillo for the Widowmaker choke slam! Carrillo rolls away but Ryker pursues! Ryker puts Carrillo into barriers and will not let up. The Forgotten Sons rally behind him as he rams Carrillo into the apron. Ryker shows no mercy as he throws Ryker OVER railing! Carrillo crashes and burns but Ryker does not leave him be! Ryker knees Carrillo over and over into railing, but they’re both counted out!
The match may be a draw but this fight is one-sided as Ryker drags Carrillo way up to snake eyes him on railing! But Lorcan and Burch appear! They fight off the Forgotten Sons and start swinging wild with steel chairs! Lorcan and Burch bark with Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler but Ryker is ice cold calm. Carrillo slowly stirs and Ryker suddenly ignites! He wants at Ultimo Ninja but Blake & Cutler pull him away. Will the Forgotten Sons make sure Carrillo, Lorcan and Burch never forget who they’re dealing with?
NXT Media finds Adam Cole in a photo shoot.
He’s annoyed that they’re interrupting. But they want to know how he feels about Gargano VS Strong. Is he excited to see what Strong does? Cole thought Gargano would be man enough to face the Undisputed Era’s leader, but guess not. As for Roddy, he’ll do what Cole would do, and that is beat Gargano into a pulp! Wait who is that smiling at him? It’s Matt Riddle! And the Bro is just up next on the photo shoot. But he’s chuckling at Cole upset over someone else getting at Gargano. So he thinks this is funny? Yeah it’s hilarious. What’s Cole gonna do about it? Cole has bigger fish to fry, so go ahead and have your photo shoot. Cole leaves and Riddle starts his turn. Will Cole be laughing when Strong proves him right against Gargano tonight?
Aliyah & Vanessa Borne VS Candice LeRae & ???
#BorneBougie were upset that Mrs. Wrestling beat Aliyah 1v1. They claimed they weren’t ready in New York, but are more than ready in Full Sail. But who will join Candice in this match? It’s… Kacy Catanzaro! Will the American Ninja Warrior help Candice prove Aliyah & Vanessa are all style and no substance?
The teams sort out and KC starts with Aliyah. Aliyah and KC hear the fans as they circle. Aliyah gets the leg to trip KC, then trash talks before dropping a knee. She also shows she has agility as she handsprings up. Aliyah whips but KC reverses to lariat in the corner. KC then shoulders in and gymnastic headscissor Aliyah down! KC even htis a flipping ax kick! Jackknife cover, TWO! Vanessa swipes at KC and Aliyah yanks KC down! Aliyah talks trash and slaps KC around before tagging in Vanessa. The diva duo double suplex KC up and down, Vanessa covers, TWO! Candice and fans cheer KC on but Vanessa clubs her back down. Vanessa clubs KC more then headbutts. KC gets to a corner and fans rally up.
Vanessa stomps a mudhole into KC then backs off at the ref’s count. KC crawls but Vanessa throws her away from Candice. Vanessa tags Aliyah while choking KC. Aliyah adds on with a draping armbar, then Vanessa straddle attacks! The #BorneBougie duo then snap KC off the ropes before Aliyah covers, TWO! Aliyah keeps on KC by pulling hair and then arms to stretch KC across the knees. KC endures and fans rally again. KC pries one arm free and elbows away but Aliyah pulls hair and shoves KC down. Aliyah drags KC and tags Vanessa. Another double suplex, but KC slips out to double neckbreakers! Fans fire up and KC gets a hot tag to Candice!
Candice climbs and missile dropkicks Vanessa down! She baseball slides Aliyah then shoulders into Vanessa for the jawkbreaker! Vanessa ends up in a corner, Candice runs in for a back elbow. Candice snapmares and step-up sentons her down! Candice gives Vanessa a neckbreaker and LIONSAULT! Cover, Candice and KC win!
Winners: Candice LeRae & Kacy Catanzaro, LeRae pinning
Mrs. Wrestling picked right in picking the little speed demon Catanzaro! They take the win here, but could this lead to a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship opportunity?
Backstage interview with Io Shirai.
The Genius of the Sky witnessed her best friend be beaten and broken by Shayna Baszler. “What Shayna did was terrible.” Io vows to get the Horsewomen back, but the get her first! Marina and Jessamyn do Shayna’s dirty work for her, and then hold Io still for Shayna’s running kick! The Queen of Spades and her sidekicks leave Io down, but not out. Will the revenge Io wants grow even stronger now?
It’s almost time for the Time Splitter to arrive.
Kushida signed his NXT contract on TakeOver night, and his Full Sail debut is coming. He vows to show the WWE Universe and NXT Universe that he can bring his own Japanese Strong Style to Full Sail.
NXT General Manager William Regal speaks on Kushida’s coming debut.
How excited is he? Incredibly excited but also relieved! It took a lot of hard work to make this deal happen. This is truly a great moment. But then currently NXT UK star, Kassius Ohno, appears. Regal congratulates Ohno on his UK run, and Ohno admits he’s been crushing it. This has been a humbling experience for Ohno to be the one teaching the young stars some genuine British wrestling. Ohno congratulates Regal back on signing Kushida. But who knows Japanese Strong Style better than Ohno? No one. So why not make Kushida VS Ohno for his debut? Regal thinks that’s an excellent idea. Next week, Kushida VS Ohno it will be! Will the Wrestling Genius be too much for the Time Splitter to handle in his first NXT match? Or is Ohno overestimating his own ability to solve the Super Junior?
The War/Viking Raiders VS The Street Profits!
It doesn’t matter what their names are, two Nordic behemoths are still two behemoths. Plus, they’re still the NXT Tag Team Champions! But will going back and forth between Full Sail and Raw cost them this match against the #CurseofGreatness?
But just as Rowe & Hanson make their way down the ring, Montez Ford FLIES out onto them! Ford puts Rowe in fast and the bell rings! Dawkins SPEARS Rowe then ROCKS Hanson! Tag to Ford and he climbs up. SPINEBUSTER to FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! The Profits were so close to snatching this one quick, but Rowe staggers to his feet. Dawkins tags in and goes at Rowe and Electric chairs. Ford climbs, and the Profits go for Doomsday, but Rowe escapes! Rowe runs Ford over! Hanson tags in and rallies on Dawkins with big hands! Hanson whips and scoops Dawkins for a sidewalk slam, then a low crossbody! Ford returns but Hanson flips him. Ford lands, dodges, and rolls off Hanson’s back. Hanson cartwheels and clotheslines! Hanson returns to Dawkins to wrench and ram with shoulders. He grinds Dawkins down and grinds a forearm into the shoulder.
Fans rally up and Dawkins powers up, but Hanson rams him back down. Hanson keeps on Dawkins but fans rally again. Hanson knees low and tags Rowe. Rowe scoop slams Dawkins, then uses Hanson as the human weapon senton! Rowe glares at Ford and stalks Dawkins. He whips but Dawkins reverses. Rowe goes up and over but runs into a haymaker! Both men crawl for their corners, hot tags to Hanson and Ford! They collide but neither man falls. They go again but still nothing. Third time but still nothing! Ford mule kicks, front kicks, but Hanson boots! Hanson and Ford both roar, then speed up! Ford dropkicks and rocks Hanson! Full Sail fires up with Ford as he back suplexes and holds Hanson up for the slam! Then he kips right up! Standing moonsault!
But Ford doesn’t cover, and Rowe runs in. Ford clotheslines Rowe out and tags Dawkins. Dawkins runs for the discus clothesline! Ford adds his own! Ford gets help for Sliced Bread! Cover, TWO! Street Profits are shocked but still moving. Tag to Ford and Dawkins brings Hanson up. The Profits double whip but Hanson breaks the line! Hanson handsprings to double back elbow! Tag to Rowe and Rowe drags Ford up for a HUGE exploder! Then Dawkins gets Ace Ten Mao! Tag to Hanson, Rowe shotgun knees Ford, then uses Hanson for the human weapon hip attack! Dawkins eats the rebound lariat German Suplex! Tag back to Rowe, and Ford is all alone. The Vikings drags Ford up for THOR’S HAMMER!! Cover, Rowe & Hanson win!
Winners: The War/Viking Raiders, Rowe pinning
The NXT Tag Team Champions are still dominant as ever! Will they lose those titles before going full-time to Raw? Or will they simply give them up for bigger and better treasures?
Backstage interview with Mia Yim.
With everything going on in the NXT Women’s Division, Shayna is still dominating and imposing her will. Mia doesn’t want to interrupt, but yes, Shayna’s seemingly unstoppable. Though it’s not the way Mia would do it, but look what Shayna did to Kairi and Io! Even Bianca Belair couldn’t get it done in two matches. In Mia’s match with Shayna, Mia learned a lot about herself and the Queen of Spades. Mia wants another shot, and she will prove to everyone that the Head Baddie in Charge IS a threat to Shayna’s reign. Will GM Regal honor this request and make it happen?
Johnny Gargano VS Roderick Strong!
Johnny Wrestling defied the odds and expectations by overcoming Adam Cole and the entire Undisputed Era in that insane TakeOver: New York Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Match! But then being a sore loser, Cole orchestrated an ambush on Johnny Champion his first night back at Full Sail. And despite what Cole expected, Gargano chose to take on the Savior of the Backbreaker who threw the first knee. Will Gargano start a win streak against Undisputed opponents? Or will it be Strong that earns himself a title shot before Cole gets his second?
The bell rings and Strong circles with Gargano. They tie up and Strong gets a takedown. Strong gets the facelock and gator rolls Gargano as he tries to get away. Fans duel as the rolling stops and Strong has the headlock. Gargano powers out but Strong runs him over. Things speed up again and Strong catches Gargano. Gargano spins but Strong cartwheels through. Strong misses and Gargano school boys, ONE! Gargano rolls Strong for the crossface but Strong rolls him back for a cover, ONE! Fans applaud but the action keeps moving. Strong forearms and headlock takeovers, but Gargano headscissors. Strong pops out but Gargano drop toeholds him and tries again! They roll around more and Gargano holds on. Strong gets to the bottom rope then out of the ring.
Gargano grins while Strong is seething. Strong slides back in but Gargano arm-drags and dropkicks him down, then clotheslines him out! Fans fire up with Gargano as he runs to the corner to SUPERKICK Strong! Strong staggers around the corner but Gargano keeps his eyes on him. Gargano baseball slides but into a wheelbarrow, half nelson slam onto the apron! Strong slowly drags Gargano up to CHOP him! Strong puts Gargano back in then stomps him down. He puts Gargano in a corner for shoulders but the ref counts. Strong stops to CHOP Gargano again. Gargano CHOPS back so Strong clubs him down. Strong drags Gargano up as fans rally. Strong gives Gargano a gutbuster and covers, ONE! Gargano can’t get away, Strong digs a knee into his back as he figure four threads the leg.
Fans rally as Gargano endures the modified Angelito stretch. Gargano turns and pushes Strong away but Strong comes back to stomp him! Strong brings Gargano up but Gargano hits back so Strong clubs him down. Strong lifts Gargano for an atomic backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Strong grinds his knee into Gargano’s face then stomps him out. Fans still duel as Strong looms over Gargano. Strong drags Gargano up into a corner for another CHOP! Gargano crawls to the apron but Strong drags him up to use the ropes to help in the Angelito! The ref counts and Strong backs off at 4. Fans boo and jeer as Strong drags Gargano up for yet another CHOP! Strong even CHOPS Gargano on the mat, and Gargano eggs him on! CHOP after CHOP then stomp after stomp! Strong covers, TWO!
Strong grows furious but tells Gargano, “It’s only gonna get worse!” He drags Gargano up and gut wrenches to the Canadian rack. Fans rally as Strong has Gargano in a Gory Especial! Gargano fights out with an arm, then arm-drags Strong to a corner! Gargano hits back but Strong clubs away. They go back and forth and STrong puts Gargano in a corner. Gargano boots, but Strong blocks, so Gargnao throws forearms! Strong shoves but Garganot osses him out. Strong drags Gargano out for another wheelbarrow! But Gargano arm-drags Strong into steps! Strong scrambles into the ring but runs into a swing kick. SLINGSHOT SPEAR! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives and Gargano keeps his cool while checking that back.
Fans rally up as Gargano runs in to CHOP Strong! Strong hits back but Gargano wrings out the arm. Gargano swings a buzzsaw but Strong ducks to club Gargano’s back. Strong runs in but Gargano goes up and over to school boy kick Strong! Strong slumps out of the ring but Gargano slingshots. Gargano misses and Strong yanks him down. Strong builds speed but Gargano dodges the wrecking ball to give Strong CANNONBALL! Gargano puts Strong back in the ring and slingshots, but into a fireman’s carry! Strong tosses Gargano up but Gargano huricanranas and SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives and fans cheer “NXT! NXT!” for giving them this match. Gargano drags Strong up and CHOPS him in the corner. And again, this time sending spit and sweat everywhere!
Gargano does it again for even more spit and sweat flies! Fans want “One More Time!” so Gargano gives a THIRD helping! Strong flounders around but Gargano puts him up top. Gargano scoops Strnog but STrong slips otu to Olymipc Slam. Gargano slips out and boots Strong, to then hop up and leap. Strong catches Gargano, but Gargano slips out again, only to get caught again! Gargano fights out furiously but Strong just puts him on the apron. Strong sees the spear coming, and makes it a butterfly backbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Gargano survives, but what else would he do in a match like this? Fans rally up and Strong throws hands.
Gargano keeps sitting up and then he hits back! Strong returns the elbows, but Gargano ducks to enziguri! Gargano runs into a boot and kick, but avoids the knee, only to get an elbow. But he gives a discus lariat! Gargano aims from the corner, DIY S- Buckle Bomb! Shining Wizard and backbreaker, to slam! Cover, TWO!! Gargano lives again but Strong won’t let up. Strong has the legs but Gargano resists the turnover. Gargano pries one leg free to kick away at Strong, then he reels Strong in for the crossface! GargaNO Escape!! Strong flails and kicks, but here comes ADAM COLE!
Gargano goes after Cole, but still avoids Strong’s suplex. Cole talks trash as Gargano elbows Strong away. Here come Fish & O’Reilly, but Riddle holds them off! Things get chaotic, and Strong taps Cole only to get an enziguri!! Cole accidentally hits Strong!! Gargano DIVES on Cole! Then slingshot DDT’s Strong! Cover, Gargano wins!!
Winner: Johnny Gargano, by pinfall
That was an Undisputed disaster for Cole and the boys! Gargano grins as he gets the better of them again. Riddle and Gargano fist bump for the assist while the Undisputed Era try to sort this out. Strong is upset but Cole tries to apologize. O’Reilly & Fish keep the peace and the Era takes their leave. Will things continue to fall apart for the foursome?
A spectacular episode! I was surprised to see Carrillo back and going against Ryker, I really thought he was gonna lose. Of course, he didn’t win, either, but he sure took a beating. Lorcan & Burch coming to his rescue keeps their story with The Forgotten Sons going, but it also looks to set-up a Six Man Tag that sounds really good to me. I’m pretty sure The Forgotten Sons win that, however, to head for both the tag titles and perhaps the North American title. And Kacy Catanzaro was a great choice to join Candice against Vanessa & Aliyah, and naturally they won to give the Heels comeuppance. With NXT still owed a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships match but the Sky Pirates unable to do it now, I would hope a team like Candice & KC can be the ones to challenge whoever has the belts.
While Shirai is certainly being set up as Shayna’s next challenger, what with that beating tonight, but kudos to Mia Yim for calling Shayna out. I’m pretty sure Mia loses, and probably in some severe way similar to what happened to Kairi. Shayna VS Shirai is going to be great, so long as there’s a way to keep the Horsewomen out of it. Shayna was better as a Heel when she wasn’t constantly needing back-up, even if this is all so the Four Horsewomen can eventually fight the other Four Horsewomen. Maybe Mia and Bianca help Shirai out against common enemies.
Street Profits VS War Raiders was incredible! Profits were great with that opening attack and this was just fast and furious the whole way through. It’s a shame this wasn’t for the titles just so it’d fit the level of amazing. But it also isn’t completely kayfabe to wonder if Rowe & Hanson will just drop the belts like Asuka did when she was called up while still Women’s Champion. It’d be the easiest thing, because I honestly don’t see them losing except to reDRagon. And given the story with Undisputed Era, I don’t know if they’d be able to break off for separate matches. Gargano VS Strong itself was nearing title level action, but naturally the Era appears. Luckily it wasn’t to screw Johnny but to screw Strong. The Undisputed Era’s story is getting good, and throwing Riddle into the mix, the possibilities for the NXT Championship are excitingly unpredictable.
My Score: 8.5/10
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