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Mitchell’s NJPW AXS TV Results: New Year Dash 2019, Part 2!

It’s MORE of NJPW New Year Dash 2019 on AXS TV!

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NJPW New Year Dash coverage continues! Will Kazuhicka Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yoshi-Hashi get revenge on Jay White for all of his 2018 treachery?

 

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

Gifs can be found courtesy of http://frentique.tumblr.com/

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens VS Honma Tomoaki & Toa Henare; Takahashi & Owens win.
  • NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships: Taiji Ishimori & The Guerrillas of Destiny VS Toru Yano, Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi; Ishimori & the Guerrillas of Destiny win and retain the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships.
  • Six Man Tag: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & YOSHI-HASHI VS Jay White, Gedo & Bad Luck Fale; White, Gedo & Fale win.

PLAY BY PLAY

NJPW and AXS TV set the scene!

Wrestle Kingdom Fallout continues! The Ace is the NEW IWGP Heavyweight Champion after defeating Kenny Omega, but the Switchblade promises to switch things up. The Bullet Club has been transformed in this Cutthroat Era after Jay White defeated the Rainmaker, but now he aims for the top. Will this new Bullet Club destroy the Ace Age once and for all? Or will its second coming mean a big defeat to start 2019?

 

Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens VS Honma Tomoaki & Toa Henare!

Bullet Club is also represented by Tokyo Pimp and the Crown Jewel as they go against The Innovator of Lighttube Deathmatches and the young New Zealand star. Will Bullet Club get a strong start to start the night? Or will they just be the first to fall?

The bell rings and Honma starts against Chase. The two circle and tie up. Chase pushes Honma to the ropes then wipes his hands. He pie faces Honma but Honma pushes him back. Chase goes to chop but Honma ducks and hip tosses. Honma whips but Chase reverses. Chase runs but misses in the corner, and gets another hip toss. Honma drops ax handles then drags Chase up for a scoop slam. Fans fire up as Honma runs but Chase dodges the falling headbutt. Chase gets all the way out of the ring then tags in Yujiro. Toa tags in and he circles with the Tokyo Pimp. They tie up and Toa pushes Yujiro to the ropes. Toa backs off but ducks the punch. Yujior ducks to kick and punch and pie face. Toa kicks him back then puts on a thrashing headlock. But Yujiro bites him!

Yujiro runs but into a CHOP! Toa chops and whips but Yujiro reverses and boots. Yujiro runs but Toa runs him over! Toa stomps Yujiro around then runs, but Chase kicks him! Toa swings on Chase but Yujiro boots Toa down. Yujiro hits Honma for good measure, then Chase whips Toa at the barriers. Yujiro keeps on Honma on the outside with stomps. Muffin even gets a SLAP on Toa! Chase puts Toa in the ring and Yujiro kicks him down. Yujiro drags Toa around to stomp the leg. Tag to Chase and Chase keeps on that leg at the ropes with a springboard sit-down! Chase gives another but the referee reprimands him. Chase drags Toa up for a scoop slam, then mocks Honma as he runs, falling headbutt! It hurts Chase as much as Toa, though. Chase tells Honma off then tags in Yujiro.

The Bullet Club mug Toa, then Yujiro drags Toa up. He puts Toa in a corner for a big boot, then snapmares him out for a corner. TWO, but Yujiro keeps his cool. Yujiro drags Toa up but Toa CHOPS back! Toa chops again, but Yujiro kicks the legs out. Yujiro snapmares again and dropkicks Toa down. Cover, TWO! Yujiro drags Toa up into a facelock, but Toa denies the fisherman. Toa lifts Yujiro for a BIG suplex! Fans rally up as both men crawl, hot tag to Honma! Honma rallies on Bullet Club and then he scoop slams Yujiro. He CHOPS Yujiro to a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Yujiro goes to boot but Honma blocks and clobbers him back. Bulldog, and falling headbutt misses! Yujiro shotgun dropkicks! Yujiro drags Honma up, Fisherman Suplex! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally up but Yujiro drags Honma back up. Yujiro wants to bomb but Honma blocks. Honma powers out but Yujiro slaps him. Yujiro runs but Honma runs him over, then hits the Kokeshi headbutt! Both men crawl, hot tags to Chase and Toa! Toa runs into forearms but he eggs Chase on. Chase keep shitting, then mule kicks. Chase whips but Toa dodges and hits a big shoulder tackle! Yujiro returns but Toa whips him to a corner. Toa hits a big corner clothesline to Yujiro, then one to Chase. Fireman’s carry, Toa uses Chase to hit Yujiro, then he drops Chase with a Death valley! Cover, TWO! But Toa keeps going, only for Chase to fight out of the urenage. Chase drags Toa up but Toa slips out. Chase victory rolls and rolls again to an ankle lock!

Toa endures while Yujiro intercepts Honma. Honma breaks through to attack Chase. Honma hits both Bullet Club members but gets drop toehold’d into a dropkick! Chase drags Toa but Toa counters to a backslide! TWO! SUPERKICK! Chase lifts, PACKAGE PILEDRIVER! Cover, Bullet Club wins!

Winners: Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi, Chase pinning

The Crown Jewel gets it down for the reinvented Bullet Club! Will this victory lead to bigger things for him and Tokyo Pimp as a duo?

 

NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships: Taiji Ishimori & The Guerrillas of Destiny VS Toru Yano, Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi!

The Bullet Club’s combination of the Bone Soldier Reborn, Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa have made quite the combination in defending these titles, but now they face quite a unique combination in the ring. The Producer, the Unchained Gorilla & The Funky Weapon joined forces in the Six Man Tag Gauntlet and won, earning the right to this match. Will they be able to shock the world with a victory? Or will Bullet Club be #TooSweet for them to beat?

Makabe starts against Tonga Loa at the bell. Fans are on Makabe’s side as he ties up with Loa. He powers out of a headlock and the two collide. Neither man falls and Loa even dances. They collide again and again, but neither man falls. Loa kicks low then runs, then dodges Makabe to run him over! Loa brings Makabe up for forearms and runs again, but now Makabe runs him over! Makabe tags to Yano and Yano fires up. Tama tags in and Yano’s fire goes out. Taguchi gives signals but they don’t make sense. Tama whips but Yano grabs the ropes. Yano dodges, and goes for the buckle pad! He gets it free but Tama clobbers him down! Tama laughs at the crown prince as he clubs him down. Tama gives Yano body shots then runs for a superman punch. He eggs Yano on and throws more hands.

Tama runs but Makabe grabs him! Yano runs, but Jado appears with a kendo stick! Tama gets free and runs Yano over. Tama remembers he’s a good guy now, so instead of raining down stomps, he puts Yano in the Bullet Club corner. He still throws big body shots, though. Tag to Taiji and Taiji grinds his boots into Yano. He lets up at 4, and Loa checks if Yano is conscious. Taiji drags Yano up for more body shots, then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Loa, and Loa brings Yano out for a headbutt. Loa taunts Yano, and lets him crawl towards his corner. But Loa stops him before he can reach for tag, covers, TWO! Loa drags Yano up and whips him to the bare buckles! Yano collapses while Tama scolds his brother. Loa stomps Yano at the ropes but Tama still wants them to play fair.

Loa drags Yano up and tags Tama in. Tama headbutts Yano and Loa clubs Yano down. Tama drags Yano and whips him to the safe corner. Then he snap suplexes Yano down, covers, TWO! Yano survives but Loa tells Tama to use the bad corner. Tama is torn, but he does bring Yano up. Loa says, “We came to win!” Tama whips but Yano reverses, Tama gets the bad buckles! Yano crawls but Tama follows to club him down. Tama whips but Yano reverses and pulls hair! BOth men are down and crawling for their corners. Loa runs in to blast Makabe, then coaches his brother up. Tama drags Yano up to whip but Yano reverses and pulls hair again! Both men are down, but we go to break.

NJPW on AXS returns as hot tags to Taiji and Taguchi! Hip attack hits Taiji! And then another! And then one for Loa! Taguchi fires up and hits Taiji with another hip attack. And then another, and another, and another! Taguchi does his best Nakamura, and dodges Taiji’s dropkick in the process! Taguchi drags Taiji up for a snap suplex. THat’s one amigo, then a second amigo. Taguchi goes for the third but Taiji slips out. Taguchi elbows out but runs into Jado’s SMACK! Jado cheats but Taji doesn’t care. But then Taguchi gets the ankle lock! Taguchi has it on tight, and drags Taiji from ropes. Taiji fights back and gets the ropebreak!

Taguchi keeps on Taiji with chicken wings, Dodon countered into a victory roll! TWO! Mule kick from Taguchi, but handspring enziguri from Taiji! Both men are down but headed for their corners. Taiji tags Loa, Loa goes right at Taguchi. Loa whips Taguchi to a corner but runs into a boot! Taguchi runs but gets an atomic drop on his funky weapon! Loa runs but still gets the hip attack! Fans fire up and Makage tags in! Makabe blasts Bullet Club then clotheslines Loa in a corner. Makabe climbs for corner punches! He laughs as he goes past 10, then goes to suplex. Loa blocks then runs, but Makabe clotheslines him down. Makabe drags Loa up for another clothesline! Cover, TWO!

Makabe drags Loa up again but Loa fights back with body shots and an uppercut. Loa runs but into a drop toehold. Yano jabs Loa with a chair! Makabe lariats Loa again! cover, but Taiji drags the ref out! Jado gets in but Yano gives him a low blow! Tama dropkicks Yano but Makabe is right on him. Loa hits Makabe, and GoD combine, only to get DOUBLE clotheslines! Makabe drags Loa up and scoop slams him. He hurries up top, but wait! Yujiro and Chase attack! Chase gives Makabe the Package Piledriver! Chase helps Loa get up and Loa finishes  Makabe with the gutbuster! cover, Bullet Club wins!

Winners: Bullet Club, Tonga Loa pinning; still NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions

Bullet Club is truly united as they continue to beat down Yano and Taguchi! Tokyo Pimp and Crown Jewel make it official with a Too Sweet salute, and Tama makes it official with a big hug. The club rolls deep, will they soon take over NJPW?

 

Six Man Tag: Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & YOSHI-HASHI VS Jay White, Gedo & Bad Luck Fale!

The Rainmaker, the Ace and the Head Hunter all want to get back at the Switchblade for everything he’s done to them. But White now has allies in Okada’s former mentor and all of the Bullet Club’s Firing Squad! Will White continue to do what he wants how he wants in his Cutthroat Era? Or will Okada and Tanahashi combined, with help from Yoshi-Hashi, finally get one over on White?

NJPW on AXS returns, and White starts against Okada in a Wrestle Kingdom rematch of sorts. White taunts Okada that he’ll just beat him again, but then Gedo attacks! Gedo throws Okada out while White goes after Tanahashi. They brawl in the ring while Okada baits Fale into running into Gedo! Okada then blasts Fale before getting back to the ring. Tanahashi throws forearms and uppercuts, then Okada boots White down! Tag to Yoshi-Hashi! Hashi wants payback for the bad shoulder and scarred head. Okada and Tanahashi double whip and elbow White down, Yoshi-Hashi adds a basement dropkick! Hashi covers, ONE! Fans cheer Hashi on as he stomps White around. Hashi drags White up for clubbing forearms and he stalks White to a corner.

Hashi CHOPS White against ropes, but he doesn’t let up. He drags White up for more clubbing forearms, then whips. White reverses but Gedo drags Hashi out! White blasts Tanahashi and Okada while Gedo beats Hashi down. Fale whips Okada into railing! White stomps Tanahashi on the other side while fans boo and jeer. White drags Tanahashi up and chokes him with a camera cord! Gedo uses a chair on Hashi’s bad shoulder! Gedo drags Hashi back over while White returns to the ring. Hashi gets thrown right into a post! Gedo waits until about 15 to put Hashi in for White. White drags Hashi up for a back suplex! Cover, TWO! Hashi survives the beatings but White won’t let up. White feeds Hashi to Gedo’s boot then tags Gedo in. Gedo taunts Hashi as he drags him up.

Gedo throws Hashi out and White goes right after Hashi. He and Fale throw Hashi into the railing! Gedo taunts Okada and Tanahashi as they do it again! White puts Hashi back in for Gedo, Gedo covers, ONE! Fans fire up for Hashi’s toughness, but Gedo rakes the eyes! Fans boo while Gedo toys with Hashi. Gedo slaps Hashi around but Hashi glares at him. Hashi throws forearms but Gedo rakes the eyes! Gedo tags Fale and now the Underboss clubs Hashi down. Fale stands on Hashi’s chest at the ropes! Fans boo and jeer but Fale lets up at 4. Fale toys with Hashi while fans rally up for him. Hashi grits his teeth but Fale drags him up to bump him off buckles. Fale throws body shots but Okada comes over to coach Hashi up. Fale sucker punches Okada then tags Gedo.

Gedo hits Tanahashi for good measure while Fale whips Hashi corner to corner. Hashi dodges Fale but runs into Gedo’s kick. Gedo drags Hashi up but Hashi kicks back! Fans fire up again and Hashi drags himself for his corner. Okada holds onto the broken tag rope as Hashi makes it! Hot tag to Okada and the string goes flying! The Rainmaker blasts White with a big elbow! Okada has Gedo, his treacherous mentor. Gedo pokes his eyes! Gedo whips but Okada runs him over with an elbow! Okada fires up with the fans as he whips Gedo corner to corner. Okada runs for a big elbow and Gedo staggers into a DDT! Rainmaker kip-up! Okada drags Gedo up for a big scoop slam, then goes up top. He aims at Gedo, but Gedo gets under.

Okada uppercuts him back, then whips. Gedo reverses but Fale kicks Okada down for him. Gedo crawls, tag to Fale. Fale walks into Okada’s forearms. Okada runs, but into a back drop! Cover, TWO! Fale drags Okada up to whip Okada to a corner. Fale runs in for a big corner splash! He grabs Okada but Okada dropkicks the Grenade away. Okada tries but he can’t scoop big bad Fale! Fale scoops but Okada slips out. Okada blocks the kick to a dragon screw! Tanahashi gives a thumbs up on that great move. Tag to Tanahashi, but Fale tags White. White hits Tanahashi, Tanahashi hits White. White CHOPS Tanahashi, but Tanahashi SLAPS White. Tananashi and White get forehead to forehead with trash talk and the brawl starts again with forearms!

Both men hit again and again as fans cheer The Ace on. Tanahashi backs White down then whips him corner to corner. White reverses and runs in but Tanahashi dodges. Tanahashi blocks the boot and drags White out for a dragon screw of his own! Okada returns the thumbs up. Tanahashi grabs the legs and ties them up but White fights out. White kicks Tanahashi away then ducks to a waistlock, saido suplex! But Tanahashi gets right up to Slingblade White down! Both men are down but fans fire up again. Tanahashi sits up and sees Hashi. Hot tag to the Head Hunter! Hashi goes right at White with strikes and chops! He whips but White reverses, only for Hashi to headscissor! Hashi fires up again and runs corner to corner for a CHOP! He drags White out for a suplex, to neckbreaker, but White fights out.

White misses on the clothesline and gets a block buster! cover, TWO! Okada goes after Fale and Tanahashi has Gedo on the outside. Hashi clubs White more then drags him back up. White punches but Hashi CHOPS. Fisherman but White blocks. White fights out but gets another CHOP! Hashi runs but into a waistlock. He elbows out but runs into an urenage!  White scrambles to his feet and slashes the throat. He drags Hashi right up, but Okada boots White down. Fale tackles Okada, but Tanahsahi dropkicks Fale’s legs out. White has Tanahashi, but Tanahashi reverses to Twist ‘n’ Shout! Hashi fires up with the fans, runs, BIG lariat! But that’s not all, Fisherman Buster 2.0!! Cover, TWO!? How?!

But Hashi doesn’t care, he keeps going! Pumphandle, but White grabs the ref! White fights Hashi off but runs into a SUPERKICK! Hashi pumphandles again, but White slips out, Half ‘n’ Half! White drags Hashi up, slashes the throat, BLADE RUNNER!! Cover, Bullet Club wins!

Winners: Bullet Club, Jay White pinning

And he looks right at Tanahashi. White tells The Ace that he’s coming for that title. Will Bullet Club take the top prize and make all of NJPW #BreathwiththeSwitchblade?

Jay White speaks.

Okada can keep walking, he was light work for White. But Tanahashi, “I want that belt.” White proved 2018 was his year. He told Okada he was better and he proved it at Wrestle Kingdom. But White’s also better than Tanahashi and will prove it. This isn’t the Ace Age, this is the Cutthroat Era! That will be White’s belt! Tanahashi starts walking back. The old man can barely walk, and he wants to prove White wrong? Tanahashi’s on his death bed, it’ll be so easy to take that belt. But Tanahashi is right at the apron as fans cheer him on. Tanahashi joins White in the ring again, but Tanahashi is surrounded! Gedo, Fale and White beat Tanahashi down! So Okada comes back to fight them off! But Fale hits him with the Grenade!

Fale looms over Okada while White circles Tanahashi like a shark. White drags Tanahahsi up, for a BLADE RUNNER! White picks up the mic and the belt and has Tokyo look at their stars. He beat one, he’ll be the other, and become the NEW IWGP Heavyweight Champion! “All you can do, is BREATH with the Switchblade in the New Year, in my new era!” White also makes sure commentary understands that when he says something will happen, it WILL happen! Is it only a matter of time before White ushers in the new age of NJPW?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A great bit of action to finish the New Year Dash coverage. It was also clearly a Bullet Club night, as Yujiro and Chase join up with the remaining “OG BC” faction. Yujiro and Chase win in a pretty solid 2v2 tag match, which perhaps means they might be the Bullet Club’s choice for tag titles down the line, given the Guerrillas of Destiny are in the NEVER Openweight Six Man Division. The GoD and Taiji Ishimori have a fun match with Taguchi, Makabe and Yano. They win in large part thanks to Yujiro and Chase officially rejoining them in Bullet Club, and can continue to dominate the NEVER Openweight Six Man Division. Taiji himself is the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and can have a great string of defenses, who knows who steps up to take that title from him.

The main event solidifies Bullet Club’s night as White, Fale and Gedo find many sneaky ways to help themselves win. White’s transformation over the last year has been incredible, probably one of the best in wrestling in a log time. It feels like he really could find a way, by hook or by crook, to take that title from Tanahashi and become THE champion. At the same time, the story would dictate Tanahashi overcoming the odds and remaining champion, no matter what White and Gedo and the Bullet Club as a whole tries. Tanahashi winning is the crowd pleaser but White winning is the shocker, so either could happen and NJPW would be just fine with either choice.

My Score: 8.4/10


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Mitchell’s Women of Wrestling Results & Report! (2/15/19)

How will WOW address last week’s unclear ending?

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WOW Women of Wrestling coverage

WOW ended with controversy last week as both Santana Garrett AND Jungle Grrrl got the pin on Tessa Blanchard! Who is truly the world champion?!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Havoc VS Fire; Havoc wins.
  • Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella; wins.
  • Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness; Faith wins.
  • Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard; Blanchard wins and becomes the new WOW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

David McLane again welcomes us to WOW!

The matchmaker knows last week’s star-studded Triple Threat for the Women of Wrestling World Championship was wild but also ended in a double pin. Jungle Grrrl hit her splash but Santana Garrett also covered Tessa Blanchard’s legs for an impossible scenario. Senior official Scrappy McGowan came out to ensure the integrity of the title, and chose to postpone awarding it until after the officials could properly review the footage.

And tonight, that long awaited decision is made. McLane holds up the currently vacated title as he first introduces Jungle Grrrl. He would introduce Santana, but the despicable acts Tessa Blanchard did to her father, Keny G, Santana is with her father at the hospital. That is tragic, but the show must go on. So the other competitor for this vacated title will be the Born Legend, Tessa Blanchard! Tessa hits the ring and takes the mic while fans boo and jeer. Tessa says Santana isn’t here not because of her dad. Santana’s not here because she’s afraid! Santana isn’t here because she needs oxygen just like her daddy. But Tessa is fine with that, she’ll take on Jungle Grrrl or any woman in WOW. Even if it’s the biggest and baddest- Speaking of, here comes the biggest and baddest, THE BEAST!

Beast introduces herself to Tessa. And if Tessa wants the biggest and baddest, here she is! McLane and the fans agree. Tessa says the bigger they are, the harder they fall. These two may be big and bad, but Beast and JG aren’t on Tessa’s level! Tessa starts shoving but JG scoops her up! Tessa slips out and shoves JG into Beast! Beast fights with JG while Tessa runs away! Fans are thunderous but officials hurry to pull the Queen of the Amazon and the Alpha Female apart! Will Tessa regret standing between these two Women of Wrestling?

 

Introducing: Havoc.

The Monster of Madness started her career 15 years ago, during a time when Women’s Wrestling wasn’t taken as seriously. “From the very beginning, people were telling me, ‘You’re not gonna make it very far here’.” They said she was too big, too different, and she struggled for those first few years. Havoc was trying to figure out who she should be, when one day she realized, she only had to be what she wanted to be. Havoc transformed herself and embraced the darkness.

The “Women’s Revolution” only just started a few years ago, with all these “glamorous girls” showing off what they worked so hard for, when it was women like Havoc who put in the work and carried the load. “There is a reason when these women get in the ring with me, they stare at me from across the ring, terrified.” The mask comes off, and she unleashes the monster! Who will be the first Woman of Wrestling to lose to the madness?

 

Havoc VS Fire!

The Monster of Madness makes her WOW TV debut and it’s against the fan favorite who finally got on a hot streak. Will Havoc put out the flames? Or will she be burned in her debut?

The bell rings and Havoc rushes Fire! Fire dodges and keeps her distance. Havoc laughs as she gives chase, but Fire keeps away. Fire ducks down but Havoc catches her by her hair! Havoc throws a heavy forearm then gets in the ref’s face. Havoc drags Fire up and clams on, to lift Fire high over head! She throws Fire to a corner, then shrieks while fans boo and jeer. Havoc runs in but Fire dodges! Fire comes back with a dropkick! And a corner splash! Fans fire up with Fire as she fires off kicks! Havoc stays up as Fire runs. Fire dodges to dropkick again, but Havoc stays standing. Fire tries a second but Havoc only steps back. Fans fire up as Fire runs, but Havoc boots her right down! Havoc shrieks again as she drags Fire up. Havoc thrashes Fire around and tosses her to the ropes!

Fans continue to cheer Fire on but Havoc is right on her at the ropes. Havoc chokes Fire but then stops at 4. She shouts at the ref to back off, then grins as she stalks Fire to a corner. Havoc puts Fire in a full nelson, then lifts for a stretch! Fire endures while fans rally up. Havoc shifts to a waistlock, wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Fire survives and Havoc is shocked. Havoc stretches Fire back in a modified camel clutch. Fire endures as Havoc gets the full clutch on. Havoc also pulls hair but the ref counts. Havoc clubs Fire down at 4! Fans rain down boos while Havoc looms over Fire. Havoc lifts Fire and snap suplexes hard! Havoc drags Fire to the center and says this is the end. Leg drop misses!

Fire fires back kicks! And a mule kick! Havoc’s down, Fire covers, TWO! Fire climbs up fast, big crossbody! But Havoc catches her easily! Havoc pops Fire up, Air Raid Crash! Cover, Havoc wins!

Winner: Havoc, by pinfall

The Monster of Madness wins her debut and soaks up the heat. Will she only continue to wreak havoc on the WOW roster?

 

WOW reports on a recent incident with one of their wrestlers.

Keta Rush was jumped in the arena alley after a WOW live event. McLane and Keta went to the production truck to examine the footage to shed light on the assailants. The security cameras caught it all as Keta was jumped 2v1. To think it was someone Keta thought of as a friend. Keta wants after her in the ring, but will she get the payback she wants?

 

Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella!

The Disciplinarian and her supervisor want all the other Women of Wrestling to fall in line, and now they look to straighten out WOW’s number one party girl. Will Davidson and Smart have fun ruining Chella’s fun?

The bell rings and Chella gets the fans hyped up. Davidson just sneers as she lunges at Chella. Chella ducks and rolls and has a good time, but it only annoys Davidson and Smart. Chella and Davidson tie up and go around. Davidson pulls Chella’s hair and puts her in a corner. Davidson gets right in Chella’s face about her behavior, but Chella doesn’t get what’s so bad about partying. Chella simply wishes Davidson peace, but Davidson swings on her! Chella dodges and headlocks back. She gets the headlock takeover, but Davidson stands up. Davidson lifts Chella but Chella counters with another takedown! Davidson prevents a cover and manages to get a headscissors! Chella gets out and gets the headlock back!

Davidson gets up again and pries out to a hammerlock. Davidson gets the headlock now then shifts to a snapmare. Chella handsprings through to get the headlock back again! Davidson powers out but Chella hops up for body scissors, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, TWO! Davidson trash talks Chella and clubs her, then hits a running neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Smart grows annoyed but Davidson stays on Chella at the ropes. Davidson chokes Chella but the ref backs her off. So Smart chokes Chella while he’s not looking! Smart gets away with it and Davidson drags Chella back up. Davidson gourd busters Chella, then drops the double stomps! Cover, TWO! Davidson keeps her cool as she whips Chella. Chella body scissors again, but into a wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Chella still lives and Smart is annoyed.

Davidson clubs Chella to the ropes, and Smart SMACKS her with the ruler! The referee warns Smart while Davidson puts Chella in a corner. Davidson whips corner to corner but Chella goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Davidson hip attacks Chella fast! Then she goes side to side for the wash! Davidson drags Chella to a cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Chella but Davidson stays on her with a clutch. Chella endures and fans rally up. Chella powers up but Davidson clubs her down! Davidson drags Chella up into the fireman’s carry, but Chella fights out! Chella shoves and kicks away! Davidson swings but Chella bobs ‘n’ weaves! Chella says “Peace!” then sweeps the legs! Chella fires up and hits Meteora! Cover, TWO!

Chella keeps going, hitting a shining wizard in the corner! She rolls Davidson out then heads up top. Davidson staggers, big crossbody from Chella! Cover, TWO!! Chella can’t believe she didn’t get that. She swings a kick but Davidson ducks! Davidson fireman’s carry, TKO Neckbreaker! Cover, Davidson wins!

Winner: Kristen Davidson by pinfall

The Disciplinarian scratches off one wild child, but with a lot of help from Ms. Smart. Who else will learn not to mess with Davidson and Smart?

 

Razor speaks.

“Who’s next on the Psycho Sisters’ devastation list?” Oh, it’s the Lioness! “Faithy Jay, you think you’re from the streets?” Razor IS the street! The streets raised Razor. She left everything in the street. You think facing Razor is just facing another wrestler? Razor gets what she wants and never backs down. When you step to her, you’ll feel the Razor’s Edge. That WOW first-time show down is next!

 

Reintroducing: Faith the Lioness.

Growing up, her parents encouraged Faith to be herself and never change to fit someone else’s ideals. People have said she’s too tall for this or too thick for that, but she defies them to become who she is today. From ballet to rap to kickboxing, Faith has always had pride in who she was. She wants to blend dancing, music and wrestling into one, but her debut was a bit rough against The Beast. But even so, like a lion, she faces everything without fear. Faith was able to accept her defeat because of how great her debut felt. She can’t really put the feeling into words, but she knows she wants more. Losing only makes you stronger, because it’s about getting back up. Will Faith stand strong and get that first win?

 

Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness!

The Daughter of Darkness had her WOW TV debut and was successful. Now it’s time to see if the Vanguard of Violence can do the same. Will Razor cut down Faith’s pride? Or will the lioness finally sink her teeth into a victory?

The bell rings and the two approach fast and furious! Faith pushes Razor but she turns it around to put her in the corner. Razor SLAPS Faith, so Faith shoves Razor! Faith gets a headlock takeover fast, and grinds Razor to the mat. Razor stands up and powers out, only for Faith to run her over. Things speed up and Faith shows her agility! She gets another headlock takeover! Razor headscissor counters but Faith pops right out. They speed up again, Faith goes Matrix! She mule kicks and whips but Razor reverses. Fury swipes at Faith’s feet, and then Razor clobbers her! Cover, TWO! Razor grits her teeth as she drags Faith up and clubs her down. Razor stomps Faith to the ropes, then fakes an eyelash in her eye. The ref doesn’t see Fury choke Faith on the ropes!

Fans boo as Fury gets away with it, and Razor goes after Faith in a corner. Razor clubs away then whips corner to corner. Razor runs in for a big splash! She snapmares Faith down hard, then heads to a corner. She runs out, but Faith dodges the senton! Faith Penalty Kicks Razor, then scoop slams her down! Cover, TWO! Faith keeps her focus as she heads to a corner. She hops up but Razor clubs her down! Razor drags Faith up for another hard snapmare, and into a chinlock. Razor grinds Faith to the mat but fans rally up. Fury trolls the fans while Faith feeds off their energy. Jawbreaker frees Faith! Razor staggers while Faith runs, but Razor runs her over! Cover, TWO!

Razor grows frustrated and she takes it out on Faith with more clubbing forearms. But Faith CHOPS back! Faith runs into a kick, and Razor hits The Stroke, half-nelson facebuster! Razor doesn’t end it there, she drags Faith up into a camel clutch! Faith endures as Razor grinds her forearms and digs her nails in! Faith gets an arm free, and then the other! She slips out the back but Razor clobbers her! Razor stomps Faith then bumps her off the mat. Faith crawls to a corner but Razor stomps her again. Razor grabs the arms for a surfboard stomp! Razor drags Faith to a cover, TWO! Faith lives and Razor is furious! Razor bumps Faith off buckles hard, then throws CHOPS! Razor whips corner to corner and runs in, but Faith boots her back! Faith roundhouses Razor down!

Fans fire up as Faith climbs up high. But Fury goes after a leg! Faith kicks Fury away then leaps at Razor for a BIG missile dropkick! Cover, Faith wins!!

Winner: Faith the Lioness by pinfall

The fans give a standing ovation for Faith’s first WOW TV victory! But Fury ruins the moment by attacking from behind! The Psycho Sisters beat down Faith, then toss her out of the ring! Fans boo but the damage is done. Will Fury and Razor continue to do what they want to every Woman of Wrestling they encounter?

 

Coming soon: Nikki Krampus.

As her last name suggests, the Norwegian Nightmare embodies the fearsome might of the punisher of misdeeds. She makes her debut next week, who will be the first to face their retribution?

 

Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard!

The Born Legend loves to talk trash about the Wonder Woman of Wrestling, Santana Garrett, but she should actually be thankful to her. If not for that double pin, Tessa would have lost last week’s Triple Threat and the Queen of the Amazon would again reign. Now there’s a second chance for the third-generation wrestler, will she make the best of this golden opportunity?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the streamers fly! Fans are already fired up with the bell, and Tessa circles with JG. They tie up, Tessa gets a wristlock. JG rolls and rolls to get free but Tessa backs off. Tessa and JG tie up again and Tessa gets a waistlock. JG standing switches but Tessa snapmares through to a chinlock. Tessa grinds JG down but JG gets up and works her way out. JG gets a keylock but Tessa reverses to a hammerlock to roll JG! ONE, and JG sweeps to cover! ONE, and Tessa returns the sweep, ONE! Tessa gets up but JG scares her off with a step! Tessa bails out and gets a breather. JG lets Tessa take her time, and Tessa returns to tie up again.

JG gets the headlock now and grinds Tessa down. Tessa tries but can’t power out of JG’s grip. Tessa fights with body shots and powers out, but JG runs her over! JG runs but Tessa speeds things up, only to run into a dropkick! Tessa scrambles to a corner and JG whips. Tessa reverses and rocks JG with a forearm against the ropes! She whips JG into ropes, then runs, but JG dodges the rope attack just in time! Tessa hits the ropes herself and is stinging! Fans rally up as JG drags Tessa up in a waistlock. Tessa standing switches and pushes JG to forearm her on the rebound. Tessa runs again, and dropkicks JG into the ropes! Cover, ONE!! JG is tougher than Tessa thought, but Tessa keeps her cool.

Tessa stalks JG to a corner to rock her with another right forearm! She whips JG corner to corner, then runs in, but into a boot! JG hops up but Tessa sweeps the legs! Draping code breaker! Cover, ONE!? Tessa is shocked JG is this tough! Fans rally up and it only eggs Tessa on. Tessa drags JG up to whip, but JG reverses to another dropkick! Both women are down and crawling for opposite corners. They run at each other and JG hits lariat after lariat! JG hits a corner shining wizard, then a BIG German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! JG gets up and drags Tessa up. JG fireman’s carry while fans duel. Tessa fights out, to a hammerlock, but JG powers out! JG hits a leaping knee! Then a scoop but Tessa slips out! Tessa wrenches, sweeps the legs, armbar!

JG endures as Tessa makes the armbar part Triangle! But the legs are on the throat, that’s a choke, the referee will not count this submission! JG powers up as Tessa keeps squeezing. JG deadlifts Tessa but bombs her into the referee! The referee is down and out of the ring! JG scoops Tessa, Jungle Driver!! JG keeps going, climbing up top. Fans fire up as JG leaps, Jungle Splash!! Cover, but there’s NO ref to count! JG’s had Tessa down for more than long enough but where’s a ref?! Here’s the BEAST instead! The Beast SPEARS Jungle Grrrl! Fans are thunderous as Beast drags JG up again, for the BEAST BOMB! The Alpha Female decimates JG and then drags the ref into the ring! Tessa crawls to a cover, the ref counts it, Tessa wins!!

Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; NEW WOW World Champion

The Beast has made her mark! The Born Legend is the new champion, and Jungle Grrrl was pinned for the first time in her WOW career! But of course, The Beast still wants the belt for her own, and Tessa shouts that she’s not afraid. Will Tessa be able to retain when The Beast is the one who helped her win? What will former WOW World Champion, Santana Garrett, have to say about this?

 


 

My Thoughts:

What a wild episode of WOW! Havoc, who is of course Jessicka Havok, had a decent delivery of her promo. She gets points for taking up the banner of the independent wrestling women who got the ball rolling for the Women’s (R)Evolution as coined by WWE. But she loses points for me for being yet another of the “inner darkness” kind of Heels I’m seeing in not just WOW but a few other promotions. Be proud of being big and tough, but be different. Especially when the Psycho Sisters are already filling that role of the dark, edgy Heels. Unless she becomes the third sister…

Razor VS Faith was a good match, and Faith is clearly talented. Faith feels like she could get a top Face push down the road the way she was booked against The Beast and then here against Razor. I’m still thinking the WOW World Tag Team Championships are going to be revived and a team like the Psycho Sisters would be a top Heel choice for those. Davidson VS Chella was an okay match, but there are a lot of Heels with Managers right now. I’m wondering if Davidson & Smart will get a dedicated opponent for the story their gimmick tells.

Of all the possibilities for their world title, I didn’t think they’d reset with Santana bowing out. That’s a great Face move putting family over career but it really gave Tessa Blanchard a big second chance. I did call The Beast getting involved, and it worked out perfectly to get some heat on both her and Tessa. Jungle Grrrl VS The Beast is still coming, no doubt about that. That match might be hotter than Santana coming back to get at Tessa. Not only that, but I’m hoping WOW decides to give us an episode where it’s just those two matches so that each one gets 20 to 25 minutes. As fun as it’s been to always have three to four matches a night, having two amazing matches would really help WOW gain some momentum.

My Score: 8.3/10


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Uncaged Ratings & Review

With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

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With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

The pseudo-PPV atmosphere is sure to bring in more consistent viewership, but they’re in an interesting spot. Taya and Tessa are really the only two credible Knockouts unless Gail comes out of retirement (since Rosemary, Su and Jordynne are in the same storyline), so we’ll probably see this get extended somehow. As for the other title match, The Machine has a lot of support and wrestling fans all know the money is in the chase. So I could see Cage getting “screwed” again, but I’d much rather see Cage with the title.

So let’s get hype for the show with a video package of the returning Reno Scum!

Ratings:

  • Knockout’s Championship Street Fight: Tessa Blanchard vs Taya Valkyrie (c) – Taya retains via Double Footstomp through Table – *** 3/4
  • ‘All Ego’ Ethan Page vs Willie Mack: Mack  wins via Stunner – ** 1/2
  • Elimination 4v4: Team Impact (Fallah Bahh, Sami Callihan, Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards) vs Team AAA (Puma King, Psycho Clown, Hijo del Vikingo & Aerostar): Team AAA 4-3 – *** 3/4
  • Fatal 4 Way Impact World Championship: Killer Kross vs Moose vs Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage: Johnny retains via Starship Pain on Moose – *** 1/4

Review Notes:

Both women come out with throwback shirts. Tessa comes out with the old school Four Horsemen shirt and Taya comes out in her Perros de Mal shirt (old Triple A stable she was in with Perro Aguayo Jr). This match was a little awkward at times, and the first table they had ” La Wera Loca vs Diamond” painted on, didn’t break after two spear attempts. Really good hardcore style action, with chairs, insults, ring posts and another table. Definitely more of a brawl than wrestling, but after the table didn’t break the subsequent spots seemed to be a little off. Still a solid match, entertaining to watch, good way to start off the Uncaged show. Dios perdona, los perros no.

After a quick promo with Team Impact, Scarlett joins Melissa during the commercial break moment and she’s barely dressed and her and Melissa start doing squats. I mean they’re doubling down on sex sells, and I’m not even mad.

Mack and Page was a solid match. Good brawling, Willie’s agility outlasted Page’s strikes. One would assume the winner should be closer to an X Division title shot at least. So it should be interesting where this leads.

Killer Kross follows that with his typical chilling, slightly unhinged promo, and damn it was well done.

The interesting thing about the commercial break stuff tonight is Melissa doing live interviews with different people. It’s kinda neat, like extra content.

Team Triple A has a clap back promo after the commercial, which says the Cup is staying in Mexico. If memory serves, Team Triple A beat Team TNA in the first World X Cup, so I’m curious if they’ll pull from that for a storyline.

Sami Callihan calls out Swann one more time, Swann throws the shirt at Callihan, so a fight ensues. Swann gets the best of things momentarily, but an eye gauge allows Sami the opening to toss Rich around a little, Piledriver him on the stage and then Powerbomb him off the stage through a table. So I guess Sami will get the X Divison shot, but might have to go through Willie Mack first in the following weeks before Rebellion.

A lot of fun fast paced action, good dives, good strikes, nice story telling and only one slip so far from Aerostar. Eli Drake is the first one eliminated by Puma King because he tries to tell Eddie to not use the kendo stick, but tries to use it himself, Eddie catches him and takes his stick back, then pushing Eli. So one Gedo Clutch later, Eli is eliminated by pinfall. Fallah Bah eliminates Vikingo after a Twisted Running Powerslam. Aerostar eliminates Bahh after a Crucifix Pin when Bahh misses the Banzai Drop. Boston Knee Party from Eddie eliminates Aerostar. Piledriver from Sami eliminates Puma King. Two on one advantage with Sami and Eddie against Psycho Clown. Eddie hits a Boston Knee Party lays out Psycho Clown, but Sami pushes Eddie off and tries to steal the spotlight, only a two count, Psycho Rolls Up Sami for the pinfall elimination. Eddie has Psycho on the ropes, but Eli returns, takes Kenny the Kendo Stick and distracts Eddie. Then he hits Eddie to give Psycho a shot to hit a Backstabber, followed up the La Magistral for the victory. So Impact kinda played themselves, but it was a damn good match with a lot to unpack.

Melissa finally returns after a few commercial breaks off, with Sami Callihan and David Crist. This was ridiculous but great. Just erratic idiocy, they steal Melissa’s sandals at some point, David sings “Hey there Samuel” and Sami does a pitch like a dating service while Melissa is getting her sandals. So dumb, but great.

Small promotional video package for Reno Scum. Returning to Impact for the first time since the first wave of GFW “invasion” (nearly 2 years).

A quick little moment with Dark Allie, Su Yung and Rosemary, followed by a commercial with Melissa and KM & Fallah Bahh. Very funny, Melissa plays off the wrestlers well. She needs to stick around since she’s got a nice personality and seems to work well with most of the guys.

Scarlett with a weird video package, her in a bed, a little moan and showing cleavage is her formula. So if it ain’t broke, I’m not gonna fix it, shut up, stop judging me!

LAX joins Melissa before the main event and the Latina comes out in her. She’s more animated that usual, very fun and entertaining. She even busts their chops a little, but they take it in stride and seem to enjoy each other’s company.

Since the match starts with only about 12 minutes before time limit the match wasn’t going to be a technical masterpiece, but for what it was it was fun. It was more of a brawl, since there were 3 bigger guys. Kross had a bunch of moments looking like a beat, Cage looked like a million bucks hitting the Drill Claw on both Moose and Kross. But Johnny pulled the opportunistic thing, and while Kross and Cage were tied up, Johnny pulls Moose to the corner, barely hits Starship Pain and sneaks in a pinfall before Cage finishes the Drill Claw + pin on Kross.  So Johnny retains while looking like a punk, and the crowd wanted nothing to do with him. Terminator claps most of the match.

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Solid solid show from start to finish. Tessa and Taya got things kicked off well, Melissa doing backstage interviews as the Twitch commercial break stuff was great. World Cup match was fun and set up a few storylines for the Impact stars while Team Triple A got the home field advantage win. Main event was a little disappointing to be honest. Johnny has worn out his fan support both in Mexico and on Twitch chat. Granted yes, I’m hopeful this is building towards a big blow off at Rebellion, maybe with Cage going over and Austin Aries returning, but I guess we’ll have to see.

Also from the main event, we see some cracks in the Moose and Kross alliance, so that could definitely be an interesting match in the near future.

So yeah, we have a lot to chew on moving into TV tapings for the shows leading up to Rebellion, but from a completely playlist mentality view point, Cage got screwed. Brian Cage better be getting this damn title soon, or I want him to put Don Callis through the announce table.

Now the weekly Twitch viewers portion:

  • Week 1: High – 10,350 / Low – 8,500
  • Week 2: High – 8,000 / Low – 6,500 
  • Week 3: High – 8,500 / Low – 7,900  
  • Week 4: High – 7,100 / Low – 5,300
  • Week 5: High – 7,450 / Low – 5,650
  • Uncaged: High – 9,000/ Low – 8,000

Well it looks like people just need a reason to tune in. Not only was this week mostly main event talent, but since the event had was named, I feel like people just expected better quality. So still no record breaking high, but solid numbers throughout the entire show.

 

 

 


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