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Mitchell’s NJPW AXS TV Results: New Year Dash 2019, Part 1!



NJPW New Year Dash coverage begins! After the shocking EIGHT title changes at Wrestle Kingdom 13, what will 2019 mean for all the championships?


Coverage of New Year Dash 2019 will be as aired on AXS TV.

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  • Best Friends VS David Finlay & Juice Robinson; Finlay & Robinson win, by disqualification.
  • Six Man Tag: Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii VS Yuji Nagata, Kushida & Jeff Cobb; Ospreay, Goto & Ishii win.
  • 10 Man Tag: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS Suzuki-Gun; Suzuki-Gun wins.


NJPW and AXS set the scene!

We move from 2018 into 2019 and the Wrestle Kingdom 13 aftermath! Los Ingobernables de Japon is completely golden with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team, IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team and IWGP Intercontinental Championships now around their waists! But that just means it was an even worse night for Suzuki-Gun, with only one win coming in the form of Zack Sabre Jr. winning the Revolution Pro Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship. However, just because one year ends doesn’t mean a grudge goes away. Suzuki-Gun looks for revenge in tonight’s massive 10 Man Tag match! Plus, there are many more new champions who will be eagerly awaiting new challengers! Who will have the better start to the New Year?


Best Friends VS David Finlay & Juice Robinson!

Chuckie T & Trent Beretta may not be tag team champions, but there are always opportunities. The same goes for #FinJuice as these good pals team up once again. Will someone earn an opportunity at the United States Champion on top of climbing the tag team ranks?

Finlay starts against the Kentucky Gentleman and they go around. They tie up and Finlay gets a waistlock. Chuckie counters with a drop toehold but Finlay gets a facelock. They stand and Finlay shifts to a headlock but Chuckie powers out. Finlay runs Chuckie over with a shoulder, then fires up with the fans as he runs again. Things speed up and both men show agility, but Finlay dropkicks Chuckie out of the ring. The Best Friends regroup and hug before Chuckie returns to the ring. Tag to Trent and Trent runs right at Finlay. Finlay dropkicks him down and Trent bails out. Trent goes to the crowd? Because he needs a hug from Mama Beretta. Chuckie gets jealous but Trent gives him a shove and says they already hugged. The Best Friends refocus and return to the ring.

Trent kicks Finlay low but Finlay powers out of the headlock. Juice tags and they double bulldog Trent down! Chuckie runs in but into double dropkicks! Finlay and Juice fire up and slingshot onto both Best Friends! Then they hug it out! Juice whips Trent and Finlay whips Chuckie, but both Best Friends reverse to send Finlay and Juice into barriers! Chuckie drags Finlay up and Trent takes aim, flying stomps onto Finlay! Best Friends put Finlay in the ring and Trent drags him up. Trent CHOPS Finlay off his feet, then forearms him to the corner. He fires off more forearms but stops at 4 to tag Chuckie. Chuckie snap suplexes Finlay then covers, TWO! Chuckie keeps his cool as he whips Finlay. He dropkicks Finlay down and enjoys the applause. Tag to Trent, and Trent climbs, big ax handles to Finlay’s back.

Trent kicks Finlay out to the apron but Finlay shoulder sin. Finlay slingshots but into a Northern Lights! Bridging cover, TWO! Trent stalks Finlay and brings him up for another CHOP! Finlay forearms back then runs, but into a back elbow. Trent tags Chuckie and Chuckie throws forearms on Finlay. Chuckie suplexes but Finlay slips out to hit a back suplex! Both men are down and fans fire up. They crawl for their corners, hot tags to Trent and Juice! The Flamboyant One and Trent brawl and trade chops! Juice chops, Trent chops, repeat! Trent gets an edge with those chops, but Juice ducks to start jabbing! Juice winds up but misses, Half ‘n’ Half suplex! Trent runs corner to corner for a back elbow, then hits a tornado but is denied the DDT!

Juice blasts Trent with a shotgun dropkick! He goes corner to corner for a cannonball! Juice fires up and hits Chuckie for good measure before going up top. Juice leaps, but has to roll through as Trent avoids him. Trent gets Juice fast, but Juice rolls through. Juice avoids the knee, and double clotheslines connect. Neither man falls but Trent intercepts Juice’s Left Hand of God! Trent aims, but Juice catches the knee into the LHoG! Juice underhooks Trent, but Trent pops out. Trent whips but Juice reverses only to get the shotgun knee! Both men are down but their partners return, hot tag to Finlay! Finlay intercepts Chuckie then bumps Trent on buckles. Finlay goes corner to corner for endless elbows! Urenage backbreaker, cover, TWO!

Finlay keeps himself fired up but Chuckie uses a chair!?

Winner: David Finlay & Juice Robinson, by disqualification

So much for being a gentleman! Chuckie T tees off on Finlay with that chair! Then he scoop slams Finlay onto the chair before going for more chairs! Chuckie stalks Finlay, armed with another of those chairs. Juice saves Finlay, but then Trent takes the chair. They start shoving, Chuckie throws a chair at Juice’s head! Trent stands by his Best Friend but he still doesn’t get Chuckie’s rage. He gets Chuckie to exit the ring, and they start heading out, but Chuckie suddenly gets back in the ring! Chuckie hits Finlay with the Awful Waffle piledriver on the chair!! What is going on with Chuckie T?!


Six Man Tag: Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii VS Yuji Nagata, Kushida & Jeff Cobb!

A few of the men in this match participated in the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship Contenders Gauntlet, but none of them were on the winning team. Meanwhile, the Stone Pitbull and the Time Splitter lost their respective title matches, while the Aerial Assassin came away the new NEVER Openweight Champion. Lines are still forming behind all those titles, which trio gets a leg up in the race?

The teams sort out and we begin with Ospreay and Kushida. These two know each other from their days fighting over the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and fans are excited for this newest meeting. The two circle but evade, and fans duel for both fan favorites. They tie up and Kushida gets a waistlock. Ospreay switches but so does Kushida. Ospreay goes after the wrist but Kushida reverses to his own wristlock. Kushida wrenches but Ospreay spins through and snapmares. Ospreay wraps Kushida in a chinlock but Kushida slips right out to a wristlock. Ospreay tries again with the snapmare and chinlock, but Kushida slips right back out to another wristlock. They go again, and again, and again, and Kushida still ends up back in control of the wrist.

Ospreay rolls, handsprings and dropkicks Kushida down! Then Goto and Ishii rush the Taguchi Japan corner! Chaos goes after Kushida together with double whips corner to corner. Goto hits a clothesline, Ospreay an elbow, then they feed Kushida to Ishii’s shoulder! Goto kicks Kushida, Ospreay standing shooting stars! Cover, TWO! Kushida survives but Ospreay keeps on him with haymakers. Ospreay brings Kushida over, tag to Ishii. Ishii clubs Kushida down then throws forearms. Ishii CHOPS Kushida off his feet, then eggs him on. Kushida sits up and Ishii toys with him more. Kushida gets in Ishii’s face then starts chopping away. But Ishii isn’t bothered at all, so Kushida uses kicks instead! Ishii CHOPS Kushida off his feet again! Ishii grabs a leg and rolls Kushida over for the Half Crab.

Ospreay goes after  Yuji but Blue Justice prevails! Yuji throws Ospreay out then kicks Ishii down! Kushida is free but Ishii now stares down Yuji. Ishii SLAPS Yuji and now it’s a brawl with the ropes between them. Goto keeps on Kushida with a chinlock while the ref is busy with Ishii and Yuji! Ospreay runs in and knocks Jeff Cobb down while Ishii headbutts Yuji! Chaos again isolates Kushida in their corner, tag to Goto. Goto hammers Kushida and snapmares him for a kick! Cover, TWO! Goto stomps Kushida then drags him up for clubbing forearms. He puts Kushida in a corner for stomps, then brings him out for a big hip toss! Cover, TWO! Goto keeps on Kushida with a chinlock, but fans build to a rally. Cover, TWO!

Goto keeps his cool as he stomps Kushida more. He drags Kushida up and whips to ropes, then elbows him down hard. Cover, TWO! Kushida survives but Goto bumps him off buckles. Goto goes to tag but Kushida fights back with fast hands and chops! Kushida backs Goto down but Goto hits back with a forearm. Goto runs in but into a boot! Kushida boots again but Goto blocks. Goto swings, misses, Kushida hits the PELE! Both men are down but fans rally up. Kushida crawls for his corner but Ishii tags in, Ospreay hits Cobb and Ishii hits Yuji. Then they double whip Kushida, but get handspring back elbows! Everyone’s down but Yuji returns! Hot tag to Blue Justice! And he goes right at Ishii with swift kicks!

Yuji whips Ishii corner to corner and hits a helluva kick! He snapmares Ishii to kick him in the abck, but Ishii is just annoyed. Yuji fires off forearms but runs into Ishii’s shoulder. Ishii kicks Yuji, but now Yuji is just as annoyed. They throw forearms over and over, then trash talk as they pick up speed. Neither man backs off but Ishii gets an edge, until Yuji rocks him with one! Blue Justice backs the Stone Pitbull down while we go to break.

NJPW on AXS returns as Ishii stands, only for Yuji to kick him down! Yuji keeps kicking and kicking and kicking, then rains down right forearms! Blue Justice is seeing red as he drags Ishii up. Ishii swings but into a Fujiwara Armbar! Yuji pulls back hard and his eyes roll back. But Ospreay attacks! Fans boo as Ospreay fires forearms, then he runs, but Yuji dumps him out! Ospreay manages to stay on the apron, and he hits Yuji away. Ospreay springboards but into an exploder! Goto helps Ospreay but Yuji’s on Ishii. Yuji gives Ishii a shoulder breaker, then runs. Ishii dodges but gets a boot. Yuji runs but into a powerslam! Ishii tags in Goto! Goto goes at Yuji with a whip but Yuji dodges and fakes him out! Yuji kicks a leg out, and tags in Cobb!

The ROH World Television Champion fires off on Goto! He whips but Goto reverses and redirects, only for Cobb to run him over! Cobb CHOPS Goto, then throws forearms, repeat! Cobb whips again and runs in for a BIG back elbow! Fans fire up with Cobb as he runs, but Goto follows. Cobb sees Goto coming and blocks the clothesline. Cobb runs but Goto blocks the clothesline. Goto dodges but gets scooped. He slips out, but Cobb denies GTR. Cobb suplexes but Goto slips out. Goto forearms Cobb down but Cobb’s right up to clobber Goto! Goto’s right up, both men hit clotheslines! Fans fire up as both men head for their corners. Hot tags to Ospreay and Kushida! The Super Juniors brawl again with forearms and kicks!

Ospreay blocks one kick to stomp the foot, but then things speed up and Kushida hip tosses and cartwheels. Ospreay handsprings but Kushida deflects the dropkick to hit his dropkick! Fans fire up as he handspring kicks Goto and Ishii away! Kushida runs corner to corner but into an enziguri! Ospreay rolls and Tiger Feint Kicks high! Ospreay springboards and hits the flying clothesline! Fans fire up as Ospreay takes aim. Ospreay springboards but Cobb saves Kushida and catches Ospreay! Cobb takes Ospreay for a ride in the swinging Athletic Plex! Ishii runs but gets a boot from Yuji! Cobb and Kushida combine for a wheelbarrow suplex splash! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and Kushida cannot believe it!

A brawl breaks out on the outside as Goto fights Cobb and Ishii fights Yuji. Kushida keeps on Ospreay and his arm, wrenching through to a shoulder breaker. Kushida runs but into the dropkickflip! Ospreay enziguris but Kushida dodges. Kushida kicks at the arm but Ospreay gets out of the way! Kushida rolls and hits the satellite DDT! But he’s not done there, he rolls through but Ospreay knows Back to the Future too well, he counters with a stunner! Ishii adds his Sliding D! And is a step stool for Ospreay’s corkscrew moonsault! Ishii intercepts Yuji while Ospreay covers, but Cobb breaks it on the other end! Another brawl breaks out while Ospreay aims at Kushida again. Crescent Kick, underhook, Canadian Rack, STORMBREAKER!! Chaos wins!!

Winners: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay, Ospreay pinning

The Aerial Assassin could’ve used that killer backhand that concussed Kota Ibushi, but he thought better of it. Even so, Ospreay has gotten a killer instinct that’s made him a champion. Who will step up to his Openweight Championship?

Wait, Ishii and Yuji aren’t done fighting! They start slapping each other in the ring! Teams and security try to keep these two from going any further but it doesn’t work. The forearms start flying, and tension even mounts between Cobb and Goto. Are we seeing some serious matches in the making?


10 Man Tag: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS Suzuki-Gun!

It is no secret that Tetsuya Naito and his band of brothers do NOT get along with the Meanest Man in the World and his cohorts. They’ve had incredible fights and feuds before, but now we have a 5v5 war! Will the now golden ungovernables prevail with the power of Tranquilo? Or will Minori Suzuki and his sinister soldiers spoil the New Year for LIJ already?

But before the bell rings, Taichi SMACKS Naito in the head with a chair!! Naito goes down and a brawl breaks out! Suzuki-Gun throws LIJ out and Taichi grinds the chair into Naito’s head! The bell rings as Taichi stomps Naito in a corner. The rest of LIJ fights off Suzuki and his henchmen, but Taichi keeps his focus on Naito. Seems the Sliest Wrestler in the World is as sadistic as the rest of the faction as he drags Naito up for elbows to the head. Naito writhes and Taichi laughs. Taichi drags Naito up but Shingo Takagi blasts Taichi with a shoulder! The Muscle Dragon gets Naito to safety while teams finally go to corners. Bushi and Desperado tag in, but Desperado runs at Shingo. They collide shoulders but Shingo comes back with another shoulder!

Yoshibu Kanemaru runs in, but he gets a fast scoop slam! Shingo drags Desperado up and the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champions double whip him. Shingo gives Desperado a spinebuster, and then catapults him into Bushi’s haymaker. Desperado falls back against Shingo’s knees, and Bushi runs to add a basement dropkick! Cover, ONE! Bushi keeps on Desperado with stomps and a choke using his shirt! The ref counts and Bushi lets go at 4. Bushi stalks Desperado and bumps him off buckles. He whips corner to corner but Desperado reverses. Desperado runs but into Bushi’s swing kick. But Kanemaru kicks Bushi down! Another brawl breaks out and Naito is vulnerable to Taichi’s stomps. Meanwhile, Suzuki brings Sanada out to the crowd! There’s so much going on, it’s hard to know where the cameras should be!

Zack Sabre Jr. puts Evil in a sleeper hold while Suzuki brings Sanada around to the back. Suzuki chokes Sanada with red railing while Taichi throws Naito into spare tables! The referee doesn’t know what to do so the fighting just continues. Kanemura uses chairs to SMACK Shingo! Taichi chokes Naito with the frame of another chair! We go to break while officials try to rein this all in!

NJPW on AXS returns again as things slowly return to the ring. Desperado keeps the ref’s attention while Suzuki and ZSJ, the Rev-Pro Tag Team Champions, both go after Bushi with alternating leg locks! Bushi endures a heel hook and a toehold, then double kneebars! The referee finally gets them to stop and he won’t count Desperado’s cover, either. Suzuki-Gun regroups at the corner and Desperado stomps Bushi. Desperado bumps Bushi off Suzuki’s boots, then tags Suzuki in. The King of Pancrase has fun throwing body shots on Bushi. He toys with Bushi now, but Bushi CHOPS back! Suzuki doesn’t back down, he just boots Bushi down! Suzuki drags Bushi up for a heavy forearm, then tags in Kanemaru.

Kanemaru distracts the ref so that Desperado can pull at Bushi’s mask! He gets the laces loose but then he stops, as if to taunt Bushi with how easy it would’ve been to reveal him. Kanemaru grinds his feet into Bushi while the brawling breaks out again! LIJ gets thrown into barriers while Kanemaru rolls Bushi for a full Boston Crab. Then a Half Crab as Kanemaru pulls back more. Bushi endures and crawls for ropes while Suzuki laces Evil’s arms through barriers. Taichi again attacks Naito with chairs. Bushi gets a ropebreak and Kanemaru lets go, but he stomps Bushi more. Kanemaru whips but Bushi kicks him back. Bushi dropkicks but misses! Kanemaru toys with him, but runs into an enziguri! Desperado runs in to keep Sanada away. He whips Bushi but runs into a boot! Bushi hops up, huricanrana!

Bushi and Kanemaru crawl, hot tags to Suzuki and Sanada! Sanada and Suzuki brawl but Suzuki gets the edge. Suzuki whips but Sanada kicks the legs out. Kanemaru runs in but gets put into the Paradise Lock! Cold Skull takes his shirt off to dropkick Kanemaru out of Paradise. Suzuki kicks and whips Sanada but Sanada blocks the boot. Sanada trips Suzuki, and goes to put Suzuki in Paradise! But Suzuki counters to an armbar! Sanada reaches with his legs and gets the ropebreak! But Suzuki is on him with a whip. Sanada tumbles up and out and springboards in but Suzuki gets clear. Things speed up as Sanada hurdles. Suzuki sees it coming and gets a sleeper! Then he shifts to the Gotch Driver, but Sanada powers out!

Sanada runs, Suzuki follows, and gets another sleeper! Tag to ZSJ and hand-off to a vicious cravat! ZSJ napmares but Sanada handsprings through! Sanada hits a dragon screw! Fans fire up as both men slowly crawl for corners. Tag to Evil! Evil gets ZSJ but ZSJ European Uppercuts. They go back and forth with wristlocks and wrenches, but Evil blocks ZSJ’s kick. Evil hands that to the ref, so he can mule kick ZSJ! Evil CHOPS ZSJ, then adds the back senton! Fans fire up as Evil builds speed, but he runs into the abdominal stretch! Evil pops out and they go around and around, Evil gets the stretch! ZSJ goes after fingers! Then a hammerlock stomp! ZSJ drags Evil up and gets a full nelson, but Evil uses power to break free! Fisherman but ZSJ slips out to PELE the arm! ZSJ hops on for a guillotine and wristlock!

Evil stays on his feet but ZSJ twists the arm over and over! Naito has miraculously returned to the corner as Evil powers out with a fisherman buster! Both men crawl, hot tags to Taichi and Naito! Naito rallies on Taichi with fury! But Taichi boots Naito and stomps away on his head! Taichi throws elbows then runs, but into an arm-drag! Naito rallies again, dropkick to Taichi’s head. Naito brings Taichi up but Taichi back elbows. Taichi wants to suplex but Naito fights free. Naito baits Taichi in, tornado DDT! LIJ hits Suzuki-Gun back and they stomp away on Taichi. Shingo and Bushi put Taichi in a corner for double whips. Shingo hits a clothesline, feed to Naito’s kick, Bushi sunset flip and Naito basement dropkick!

Naito drags Taichi up and to the top rope. Fans are still concerned as Naito climbs up to join Taichi. Naito slips just a moment, and Taichi goes to powerbomb. But Naito manages to huricanrana through! Naito turns but into a big roundhouse! Taichi runs, and rabbit clotheslines to then front clothesline! Cover, TWO!? Taichi can’t believe Naito lives! But Taka Michinoku plays a part as he slips the IWGP Intercontinental Championship belt into the ring! Michinoku distracts the ref while Taichi fetches the belt. Taichi aims at Naito, and the rest of LIJ is intercepted by Suzuki-Gun. Naito stands for Taichi to CLOBBER! Taichi keeps going, to hit Naito with the Mephisto! Cover, Suzuki-Gun wins!

Winners: Suzuki-Gun, Taichi pinning

The Sliest Wrestler is the one to pin the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion! Taichi was notably furious that he wasn’t anywhere on the Wrestle Kingdom card, and now he’s going to make Naito pay for it. Taichi and the rest of Suzuki-Gun stomp and punch Naito, but LIJ comes back to try and save him. But that doesn’t work out, as Kanemaru hits Shingo with a flying DDT! And Desperado hits Bushi with the butterfly driver! Suzuki puts Sanada in another sleeper and ZSJ stomps Evil, before giving them simultaneous Gotch and Zack Drivers! Suzuki-Gun puts the belts LIJ owns on display as Taichi gets a mic.

“Hey, Naito. How does it feel to lose badly, the same way you won last night?” It seems Taichi’s a cut above Naito and Chris Jericho! Naito always says stuff like not needing the Intercontinental title, but was he ever really in control of it? He’s clearly just all talk. IfN aito doesn’t want the belt, just give it to Taichi. But it’s because Naito’s an idiot, and has a bunch of scumbag fans! All the LIJ fans are a disgrace! Just leave and never come back, morons! Suzuki takes the mic and laughs. “Suzuki-Gun, Ichiban!” This war of Suzuki-Gun and LIJ is far from over, who will be holding the gold at the end of it?!



My Thoughts:

What a crazy hour that set up a lot of good stuff for the coming year in NJPW, especially where titles are involved. Chuckie T’s sudden attack with chairs brings up the potential of a Best Friends break-up, but also a Heel Chuckie going after the IWGP US Championship and Juice Robinson. Both guys have come into their own through 2018, so a 1v1 match between them might be a lot of fun with their charisma. The Six Man was great, and while it is a good-bye to Kushida as he heads for WWE, it brings up two great rivalry ideas in Ishii VS Nagata and Goto VS Cobb. I’ve been wanting to see more Goto VS Cobb and it doesn’t even need a title, though Cobb obviously has ROH’s Television Championship. Ishii VS Nagata doesn’t have a championship but that can still be great on how stiff they hit.

The 10-Man was incredibly good, just on the chaos and the story between both factions. The coming title stories were made clear by who went after who. Taichi obviously wants payback on Naito for their past but also to get that Intercontinental Championship. ZSJ and Suzuki being the Rev-Pro Tag Team Champions, and ZSJ being THE Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion, they clearly want to be tag team champions in both NJPW and Rev-Pro simultaneously. And of course, Desperado and Kanemaru were not pinned in the Junior Heavyweight Tag title Triple Threat, so they want a rematch to prove they wouldn’t have lost to Shingo and Bushi. This is probably the best use of faction VS faction I’ve seen in a long time, I can’t wait to see it all happen, and hopefully on the same card.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (4/20/19)

It’s a rematch of Darewolf and Lifeblood’s Luchador!



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Ring of Honor Wrestling Television, Episode 396

ROH brings us a big rematch from a fast-paced match-up! Will PJ Black make up for his loss to Bandido? Or will LifeBlood’s Luchador go 2-0 on the Darewolf?



  • Kenny King VS Tracy Williams; King wins.
  • Reno Scum VS The Bouncers; The Bouncers win.
  • PJ Black VS Bandido; Bandido wins.


Kenny King VS Tracy Williams!

The K I N G has a shot at the ROH World Championship after winning the Honor Rumble at the G1 Supercard. But first, he’ll be tested by the Hot Sauce of LifeBlood! Will Tracy be too spicy for Las Vegas’ most eligible bachelor? Or will King prove himself worthy of challenging #GrandSlamTaven?

Tracy wants to keep the Code of Honor, but Kenny declines. The bell rings and Tracy dares Kenny to tie up then. They do tie up, and Tracy waistlocks. Kenny spins but gets caught into a snapmare. Tracy has the chinlock but Kenny powers up to power Tracy to a corner. Kenny climbs on Tracy to bark at him, but backs off at the ref’s count. Kenny trash talks as Tracy comes out of the corner. They tie up again and Tracy wrenches to a shoulder breaker. Tracy has the armlock but Kenny reverses it. Tracy rolls and waistlocks to throw Kenny down. He backs up to let Kenny up, and they circle again. Kenny gets the waistlock but Tracy gets the standing switch. Tracy shifts to a headlock but Kenny powers out. Tracy runs Kenny over then keeps moving.

Things speed up and Kenny drop toeholds to float over to a headlock. Kenny grins but Tracy fights his way up. Tracy brings Kenny to a knee and gets the arms, to then get the headlock for himself. Kenny powers out but Tracy blocks the hip toss for a takedown and spinning toehold. Tracy loops it around to a standing toehold, but Kenny endures. Kenny pushes Tracy off and things speed up again. Kenny hurdles but Tracy catches him for a roll up, TWO! Tracy shifts to a hammerlock chinbar! The Hot Sauce has the King of Vegas on the defense while we go to break.

ROH returns and Kenny hits Tracy with an arm-drag, then another into the armlock, but Tracy headscissors. Kenny pops out but Tracy arm-drags back. Kenny headscissors but Tracy pops out, and the two stand off as Kenny handsprings up. Fans applaud while Tracy and Kenny circle again. Tracy wants a second try at the Code of Honor handshake, but Kenny just punches him! Kenny elbows Tracy at the ropes into the corner. Kenny throws hands and elbows but Tracy forearms back. They trade hands and Kenny pushes Tracy to the ropes. Kenny whips but Tracy holds the ropes. Kenny kicks but Tracy reverses the whip to CHOP away! Tracy scoops Kenny for a back suplex! Cover, ONE, but Tracy keeps on Kenny with a wristlock.

Tracy stands on Kenny’s other arm as he twists the wrist, but Kenny reaches for a ropebreak with his legs. Tracy lets up, but brings Kenny up for a half hatch suplex. He keeps going with another! Tracy hurries to a corner and up top but Kenny stands. Kenny kicks the ropes to trip Tracy up! Tracy tumbles off but gets away from Kenny’s slingshot. Tracy trips Kenny on the apron and Kenny tumbles to the floor! Fans cheer as Tracy throws hands on Kenny. Tracy puts Kenny on the apron but Kenny spins around to throw a forearm! Kenny hops up to the apron for a corkscrew cannonball! Kenny grins and dusts himself off before putting Tracy back in. He brings Tracy up for a snap suplex but floats over to rain down rights. Kenny covers, TWO!

Kenny scoops Tracy for a backbreaker then shifts to a grounded chinbar. Fans rally as Tracy endures. Tracy powers his way up and fights out of the hold. Tracy throws forearms and spins, but Kenny ducks and spins Tracy for a backbreaker to SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Tracy lives but Kenny keeps his cool. Fans rally up as Kenny stalks Tracy to the ropes. Kenny chokes Tracy on the ropes while trash talking, but backs off at 4. Tracy gets up and CHOPS away! Kenny pokes Tracy in the eye! The ref reprimands Kenny but he got away with it. Kenny whips Tracy corner to corner but Tracy reverses. Tracy runs in but is put on the apron. He hits Kenny back then climbs up, but Kenny SHORYUKENS!

Kenny climbs up to join Tracy, but Tracy fights him off. Tracy grabs Kenny but Kenny fights back. Kenny flips off but Tracy dropkicks him down! Fans fire up with Tracy as he runs corner to corner for a big clothesline, then spins for another! Tracy fireman’s carry but Kenny slips out. Kenny shoves but runs into an elbow. Tracy hops up but Kenny enziguris him back! Kenny climbs up but Tracy gets him! DDT to the buckle! Then fireman’s carry, Spicoli Driver! Cover, TWO!! The K I N G survives and we go to break!

ROH returns and Tracy sunset flips Kenny, TWO! But Tracy’s ready for the crossface! Kenny resists and rolls to throw hands. Tracy backs off but Kenny ends up in a corner. Tracy CHOPS then forearms Kenny. He whips Kenny corner to corner but Kenny goes up and over to sunset flip. Tracy slips out but Kenny ducks the Penalty Kick to get a single leg takedown! Kenny drags Tracy to then hit the Last Chancery! Kenny shouts out the Greatest Manager That Ever Lived but Tracy endures. Tracy throws hands and breaks free! The fans rally up as both men slowly stand. Kenny brings Tracy up but Tracy throws forearms. Kenny stomps Tracy’s foot then sweeps the legs. He kicks Tracy in the ribs then in the back of the head! Cover, TWO!!

Tracy refuses to #BendTheKnee and Kenny grows frustrated. Tracy gets to an apron and counter punches Kenny away. Kenny ducks Tracy to Eddy Gordo kick. Kenny slingshots Tracy in the climbs up top. He leaps but Tracy gets under to knee and reel Kenny in, but Kenny trips Tracy up for a high stack! Kenny’s using ropes on the cover!! TWO and Kenny can’t believe it! Kenny takes a breath and grits his teeth as Tracy glares back at him. Kenny CHOPS Tracy but Tracy glares again. Another CHOP, but Tracy doesn’t back down. Tracy gets to his feet and Kenny CHOPS, but it only fires Tracy up! Tracy throws off his shoulder sling and dares Kenny to give him more! So Kenny CHOPS more! Tracy CHOPS back and often!

Kenny kicks but Tracy blocks to CHOP again. Tracy goes to lift but Kenny fights him off. Kenny kicks then punches, but takes to long rolling the dice. Tracy ducks but gets caught in a fireman’s carry, only to cradle counter! TWO but barely! Tracy blocks the Gordo to give a clothesline! Tracy fisherman busters! Cover, TWO!! Kenny lives and Tracy is beside himself! Tracy gets to his feet as fans rally up. Tracy climbs to the top rope and leaps, but Kenny catches the crossbody to roll through and pop Tracy up, Royal Flush!! Cover, Kenny wins!

Winner: Kenny King, by pinfall

Vegas cheers their K I N G as he overcomes the Hot Sauce. But will they be cheering him on as the next ROH World Champion?


PJ Black speaks.

“Let me start from the beginning.” The Darewolf came in with a chip on his shoulder, thought he knew better and was just plain better. But his loss to Bandido really hurt. PJ’s been doing this for 22 years now, but given how long he’s been doing this, the frustration is building. He’s been trying to take shortcuts to get ahead, but it doesn’t work. ROH is built on honor and respect, of course, but PJ’s been doing the opposite. Now he’s doing some soul searching and rethinking his mindset. He knows he has to do it differently now. LifeBlood sets a great example for him, and he’ll learn to follow the honor in Ring of Honor. PJ knows now he didn’t know better, but will he be able to make it right in tonight’s highly anticipated rematch?


The Crockett Cup cometh.

And in a face-to-face, The Villain, Marty Scurll, told the National Treasure, Nick Aldis that he wants to challenge him for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship! Aldis accepted, and the match is set! Will Aldis keep the 10 Pounds of Gold around his waist? Or will Scurll create a spot of bother as he brings that belt under Ring of Honor?


Reno Scum VS The Bouncers!

Adam Thornstowe and Luster the Legend return to ROH but they might not be here for long. Will Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas kick the Scum to the curb?

The Bouncers finish their drinks and then offer the Code of Honor handshakes. Reno Scum accept to keep the Code, and then teams sort out. Milonas starts against Adam as fans chant “OI! OI!” for Reno Scum. Adam kicks and headlocks but Milonas lifts and powers out easily. Milonas runs Adam off and Bruiser gets fans happy for beer! Adam tags out to The Legend and he goes toe to toe with Milonas. Milonas introduces Luster to “Body By Beer”. Luster throws a hand then ducks to throat chop! Milonas gets to a corner and boots Luster away. Milonas scoops and holds Luster up with one hand! He throws Luster down then tags in Bruiser. Luster headbutts Bruiser then runs, but Bruiser follows to crossbody Luster down!

Bruiser throws jabs on Luster and fans chant “BEER! BEER!” with each one. Luster hits back then runs, but Bruiser follows. Adam gets in a cheap shot and Bruiser swipes at him. Luster comes back but Bruiser still gets him with a right. Milonas protests but this keeps the ref from seeing Adam sucker punch Bruiser! Luster drags Bruiser up for knees then throws hands in the corner. Luster rakes Bruiser’s eyes but the ref reprimands him. Tag to Adam and Reno Scum throw Bruiser into buckles. They then double knee and club away on Bruiser from all sides! Reno Scum fires up but fans are divided. Adam drags Bruiser up for more hands then bumps Bruiser off Luster’s head. Adam drags Bruiser up and goes to scoop, but Bruiser is too big!

Fans chant “Reno Sucks!” as Luster tags in. Reno Scum double scoop and slam Bruiser, then Luster uses Adam as the human weapon back senton! Luster himself fires up for the falling headbutt! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up with chants of “BEER! BEER!” as Luster drags Bruiser up. Luster double chops and bearhugs Bruiser. Bruiser endures the squeeze and fights out with elbows. Luster powers Bruiser back to the corner and Adam tags in. Luster whips Adam in but Bruiser elbows him away. Bruiser dodges Luster and hurries for his corner! Fans rally as he crawls, but Adam grabs Bruiser’s foot. Bruiser still gets loose and tags in Milonas!

Milonas shoves and clubs Adam down then squashes Luster in the corner! Milonas tackles Adam down and fans fire up. The Mastodon tags in Bruiser and Bruiser clotheslines Luster out. Bruiser brings Adam up and over, for the Last Call leg drop! Cover, The Bouncers win!

Winners: The Bouncers, Beer City Bruiser pinning

The literally biggest team on the roster keeps on winning! Will they finally make their way to the ROH World Tag Team Championships? Will the Guerrillas of Destiny even bother showing up to the bar?


PJ Black VS Bandido!

The Darewolf has said he’ll change his ways and do this right. Will humbling himself and playing by the rules help him make up for the loss? Or is the difference in skill just too much?

The Code of Honor is upheld and a bow is added and fans cheer. The bell rings and the two tie right up. Black waistlocks but Bandido reverses to a hammerlock but Black reverses right back to a snapmare. Black loops around for La Majistrol, ONE! Bandido facelocks but Black reverses to a wristlock. Bandido rolls and trips Black to get a toehold. Black works to pry free but Bandido drops to a cover, ONE! Black gets Bandido in a ghost pin, TWO! The two stand off and fans cheer. Black and Bandido circle again and tie up. Black spins to a keylock but Bandido bridges back. Bandido pulls himself to a headstand, then trips Black up. Bandido wants the leg again but Black headscissors. Black rushes and gets a wristlock but Bandido reverses. Black rolls and cartwheels to reverse back to a wristlock.

Fans cheer this exchange but it’s still going as Bandido handsprings to break free. Bandido aims his finger gun but Black wants him to calm down. Bandido says BANG but Black “catches the bullet”! Black draws his bow but Bandido “dodges the arrow”! Black headlocks Bandido but Bandido powers out, only for Black to run him over. Bandido knips right up but Black kicks low. Black headlocks but Bandido powers out. Black handsprings and arm-drags but Bandido arm-drags back. Bandido shows off his agility and core strength as he goes Matrix to then spring back up. Black runs at Bandido and handsprings through the hip toss to sweep the legs. Cover, ONE, and Bandido sweeps. Cover, ONE and Black deflects the dropkick.

Bandido dodges the back senton and aims his finger gun. Black gets up but gets the dropkick! Black bails out but fans fire up as Bandido builds speed. Bandido slides but Black dodges to slingshot. Bandido gets in under him but Black counter punches. Black springboards but Bandido dropkicks him down! Bandido builds speed again but Black returns to elbow him. Black wrenches and reels Bandido in for Bad Habits! It leads right to a ghost pin, TWO!! Bandido survives and bails out of the ring while we go to break.

ROH returns again as Black wrecks Bandido with a dropkick. Black skins the cat then slingshots for a plancha! Fans cheer and the Darewolf soaks it up. Black goes to the ring and to the top rope. Bandido hurries up and around the way, daring Black to come after him. Black hops down and builds speed, but he DIVES into Bandido’s kick! Bandido soaks up the cheers from the fans now, then drags Black from the ropes for a suplex to the floor! The ring count begins and Black rolls all the way away to barriers. Bandido takes aim from across the way as he climbs up top. Fans rally as Black returns, only to get a SUPER ASAI MOONSAULT!

Fans cheer Bandido on as he takes aim again, and runs in from across the way. Bandido cannonballs, but Black dodges to send him into the barriers! Both men are down as the count continues to climb, but both men slowly stand to start throwing hands! Black kicks and throws Bandido in at 14/20, but then runs into a right hand. He keeps returning the haymakers but Bandido keeps giving them. Black back kicks then front kicks then roundhouses! His jumping back kick takes Bandido down! Black hurries up top but Bandido stops him with an enziguri! Bandido climbs up now and we get flashbacks of their first match. Black knows that, too, and shoves Bandido down.

Bandido lands on the apron and springboards back up to SUPER STEINER, but Black rolls through! Black gives Bandido a STYLES CLASH! Cover, TWO!! Bandido survives and shocks the Darewolf! Black stomps Bandido out of frustration. Black drags Bandido up to whip but Bandido reverses. Bandido roundhouses but Black ducks to pump handle and scoop him up, for the Wellness Policy pop-up cutter! Cover, TWO!! Black is furious that Bandido survives again! Fans rally up as Black is careful of the mask. Black drags Bandido up for forearms but Bandido gives them back. They brawl, Black blocks a boot but gets elbows instead. Bandido rolls with Black and ties Black in a knot for a lift, modified cradle brainbuster! Cover, TWO!! Black survives and now Bandido can’t believe it! Not only that, but we go to one last break!

ROH returns once more and Bandido climbs up again. Black stops him with a right then climbs up to join him. Black wants a superplex but Bandido holds on. Bandido fights back and pushes Black back down. Black returns fast to SUPER STEINER Bandido! Then he springboards to quebrada! Cover, TWO! Black still can’t believe he can’t put Bandido away. Black drags Bandido up again and throws forearms. He runs but Bandido follows to knee him against the ropes! Bandido runs but Black follows to roaring elbow! Black runs again but Bandido gets the SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Black lives, and suddenly catches Bandido for a crucifix pin! TWO, but Black gives Bandido a swift school boy kick! Fans rally up as both men slowly stir.

Black gets himself to a corner and drags himself up. Bandido sits up and fans are loving this. Bandido runs in at Black but gets a BOOT! Black skins the cat to the top rope an dleaps, DOUBLE STOMPS! High stack cover, TWO!! Black is beside himself as Bandido survives again. Black waits for Bandido as fans duel. Bandido gets up and Black runs in at him, but Bandido puts him up top. Black kicks Bandido but Bandido enziguris Black! Bandido climbs as Black still perches up top. Bandido has Black for a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?! Black survives the C4?! Bandido keeps going and hops up, to MOONSAULT, into boots!

Black gets up, for the WOLFSAULT! Bandido dodges but Black rolls through, to run in, for Bandido to scoop him into the torture rack! Bandido pops Black up for the knee! Black staggers to ropes and Bandido loads up, 21 Plex!! Bridging cover, Bandido wins!!

Winner: Bandido, by pinfall

An instant classic for the main event goes the way of LifeBlood’s lucha bandit! Will Bandido find himself competing for gold on behalf of the stable?

But Bandido and Vegas give respect to Black. The Code of Honor is still upheld with a handshake, and “Both These Guys!” even bow. Will Black’s new attitude stick around and help him find his place in ROH?


Something went down backstage!

There’s all sorts of things thrown around the hall, but lying in the wreckage of a wooden table, that’s Tenille Dashwood! Who attacked Dashwood this time?! Bully Ray?! “What is it about bad things always seem to happen to good people?” Six months, Dashwood wanted to know who attacked her before. Does she know who he is? Bully Ray tells Tenille he’ll tell LifeBlood she said good-bye. Is this really the curtain call for Tenille in ROH?!



My Thoughts:

What an incredible episode! We got right to action with King VS Williams, that was a great opener. King still tried to cheat but thankfully it didn’t work, because it was getting old. King still wins since G1 Supercard has set him up as a future challenger. I assume King will have to wait until a Face takes the title off Taven because I don’t see Heel VS Heel happening, or working that well between Taven and King. Aldis VS Scurll for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship is coming at the Crockett Cup, and I can’t be sure Scurll wins that. I’m still expecting for Scurll and Villain Enterprises to battle Taven and The Kingdom more over the ROH World Six Man Tag titles.

The Bouncers VS Reno Scum was a good match, but naturally the bigger team wins. And as I posed earlier, it’d be pretty fitting of GoD’s characters after G1 Supercard to dump those ROH titles for another team to pick them up. The Bouncers are still a top choice for those titles either way, but expect The Briscoes to come back for them, whether or not Jay & Mark win the Crockett Cup. Black VS Bandido II was truly incredible, almost too good for free television. This should’ve been for a title opportunity, though it might still do that, unofficially. A little surprised that Bandido wins but he’s more involved with ROH than Black at this point, so it makes sense. Bandido challenging for the ROH World TV Championship would be great, though I can’t be sure he’d be able to take it from Jeff Cobb.

And then perhaps the biggest story development in a long time, we finally learn who attacked Tenille Dashwood months ago, after she gets attacked again! Bully Ray getting some real good heat attacking a woman wrestler outta nowhere, though we obviously don’t see it because seeing it would be too much for TV. Tenille is of course done with ROH, and was back in March. Finally a month later, we see her last appearance on ROH TV. If she’d renewed with ROH, I would’ve expected this to turn into a one-time-only co-ed match where Tenille gets revenge on Bully, but guess not. Perhaps this leads to a bigger Bully VS Juice match so Juice can get revenge on her behalf, while putting LifeBlood over Bully’s crew of bullies.

My Score: 8.4/10

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Mitchell’s WWE Worlds Collide Results & Report! (4/24/19)

Worlds Collide with the WWE Women’s Division!



WWE Wrestlemania Worlds Collide

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.


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?



My Thoughts:

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

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