WOW matchmakers want Tessa Blanchard to earn her title shot, but will she give them much of a choice? Will she force their hands with another furious brawl?
- The Beast VS Faith the Lioness; The Beast wins.
- Fire VS The Disciplinarian w/ Samantha Smart; Fire wins.
- Fury w/ Razor VS Chantilly Chella; Fury wins.
- Khloe Hurtz VS Abilene Maverick; Hurtz wins.
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Previously on WOW…
The Born Legend, Tessa Blanchard, continues to talk smack to Santana Garrett. She vows the title will be hers. But she also made sure no one else would take it from Santana before her when she went after Papa Keny G! It was all to distract Santana from her match with Jungle Grrrl, and it worked! Santana is furious and wants a match with Tessa, but WOW matchmaker David McLane insists Tessa earn it. Tessa beat the Beverly Hills Babe, Amber O’Neal, and demanded her shot right then and there. Santana came out, to give Tessa some payback! The third-generation Woman of Wrestling will give us an exclusive interview, but what will she have to say about Santana, the title, and her own actions?
Meanwhile, in the Lioness’s Den.
WOW talent and aspiring rap artist is in the studio working on her bars, Faith Lioness is the youngest member of the roster at just 19 years old. She’s been dancing and rapping since she was little as an outlet for her natural spastic energy. Faith raps on her own theme song, “We Just Flex”, and expresses her true self through it all. She knew she wasn’t going to be a college graduate, so she shifted her focus to wrestling and other martial arts. Faith got her black belt in Taekwondo at 17, and then shifted to pro-wrestling. Being the Lioness is about overcoming and attacking, but also about the hunger for more. Will the Lioness make all the other Women of Wrestling her prey?
The Beast VS Faith the Lioness!
The Lioness may want to be the Queen of the Jungle, but she’s got an Alpha Female to deal with right out of the gate! Will Faith be able to flex on The Beast? Or will her pride be broken in her AXS TV debut?
Fans are fired up after Faith’s live performance of her theme, but The Beast is just angry. The bell rings and Beast goes right at Faith! They tie up fast and hard and Faith gets a wristlock. Faith shifts to a headlock takeover but Beast powers out with a headscissor. Beast squeezes but Faith pops out. The two go again and Faith gets another headlock takeover! Beast gets up and powers out, and the two collide with shoulders. To everyone’s surprise, Faith doesn’t fall. Faith gets serious now and she builds up speed. She dodges and whips Beast, but Beast blasts her down! Beast drags Lioness up by her mane and puts on a headlock. Faith tries to power out but Beast holds on. Faith manages to get free but Beast runs her over! But then Faith kips up! Beast can’t believe it!
Things speed up now and Beast SPEARS Faith! Fans are divided between cheers and jeers as Beast drags Faith up again. Beast throws haymakers then whips, and she scoops Faith in a powerslam! Cover, TWO! Faith survives but Beast kicks her around now. Beast has Faith in a corner and whips her corner to corner for a big clothesline! Beast grabs Faith for a belly2belly! But Beast doesn’t cover, she wants to make Faith suffer. Beast kicks Faith to a corner and grinds in her boot. The ref counts and Beast backs off to argue with him. Beast runs back in but Faith dodges! Things speed up, Faith leaps but Beast catches her! Another powerslam! Beast grins as she drags Faith back up. Faith resists and breaks free, enziguri! Beast stays standing, but gets a spinning roundhouse! Cover, ONE!!
Beast gets mad now, and drags Faith into a powerbomb lift. Beast Bomb! Cover, Beast wins!
Winner: The Beast, by pinfall
The Alpha Female is dominant as ever, but she didn’t expect this from The Lioness. Beast grabs a mic to tell David McLane that he keeps lining them up, and she keeps knocking them down. “Because I’m the biggest. I’m the baddest! I am THE BEAST!” The Beast roars, but how long will she have to wait for a shot at the WOW World Championship?
Introducing: Samantha Smart & The Disciplinarian.
Per her ring name, Kristen Davidson is ready to deal out some discipline to the unruly Women of Wrestling. Ms. Smart heard about a little girl who plays with fire, and that is not smart. Will these two teach young Ms. Keira Hogan a tough lesson? Or will they be the ones who learn not to play with Fire?
Fire VS The Disciplinarian w/ Samantha Smart!
Everyone knows that if you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned. But will Fire burn too hot for these strict school teachers? Or will she be put in detention for expressing herself?
The bell rings and Fire circles with Davidson. Fans are on Fire’s side, which gets on the nerves of Team Discipline. The two tie up and Davidson shoves Fire to a corner. She eggs Fire on and the two tie up again. Davidson shoves Fire again but Fire gets back up. Fire ducks and runs to crossbody Davidson down! Cover, TWO! Fire keeps going with a headlock takeover and she grinds Davidson down. Fans fire up for Fire but Davidson powers out. They speed up and Davidson runs Fire over. Davidson runs but Fire ducks and dropkicks her down! Fire fires herself up and runs, but is put on the apron for a hotshot! She tumbles back in, Davidson covers, TWO! Davidson grows frustrated and she bumps Fire off buckles.
Davidson grinds her boots into Fire but lets up at 4. She tells everyone to hush but fans boo instead. Davidson drags Fire back in, covers, TWO! Davidson clubs Fire back down then taunts her. Fans rally up as Davidson whips corner to corner hard! Fire hits the mat but drags herself up. Samantha uses the ruler to get a cheap shot on Fire! Then Davidson comes back to club Fire down. Davidson laughs as she soaks up the heat. But Fire comes back with a knee! Then a snapmare and kick! Fire runs to dropkick Davidson down! Cover, TWO! Fire keeps going but Davidson boots her right down. Davidson drags Fire to thrash her against the mat. She stops at 4 but fans don’t give up on Fire. Davidson suplexes and slams Fire down, then double stomps the back! Cover, TWO! Fire still lives and Davidson is furious!
Samantha Smart tells the fans to shut up while Davidson wraps Fire in a chinlock. Davidson shifts to an arm bow ‘n’ arrow, but the fans still rally for Fire. Fire endures and powers up, and then fights out with forearms! Fire starts to rally with elbows! Then she snapmares and SUPERKICKS Davidson! Fire aims from a corner, runs and hits a big clothesline! Then a hip attack! Then side to side for the dropkick wash! Samantha panics as Fire covers, TWO! Fire was so close but Davidson survives. Davidson throat chops Fire then runs, but Fire kicks out legs, runs, and bulldogs Davidson down! Cover, TWO!! Another close call and Samantha is shocked Fire is pushing Davidson like this. Davidson stands but Fire smashes in the corner. Fire whips but Davidson reverses, only to catch Fire going up and over.
Davidson drags Fire out in the Gory Special, and makes it a neckbreaker drop! Cover, TWO!! Fire survives and fans are at a fever pitch for the young underdog. Davidson is beside herself as she drags Fire up into the fireman’s carry. But Fire slips out to a sunset flip, Fire wins!!
Winner: Fire, by pinfall
What a shocking upset! Fire burns The Disciplinarian for a big win, and David McLane joins her in the ring to celebrate. He praises Fire for giving it all up for her dream, and now fans are behind her. How does she feel? #OnFire! Will this new WOW sensation be a future WOW World Champion?
Backstage interview with The Psycho Sisters.
Well, actually, just Razor. She doesn’t want the WOW interviewers messing up Fury’s preparations for her match tonight. The Vanguard of Violence tells the Women of Wrestling to prepare for the storm that’s coming. Razor vows that The Psycho Sisters will have gold soon enough, and “the first rung on the ladder is Chantilly Chella.” The Dancing Queen knows how to party, sure, but it won’t help her against the onslaught. Are you ready for the chaos?
Fury w/ Razor VS Chantilly Chella!
The Psycho Sisters plan to run roughshod over the Women of Wrestling roster, but will the Daughter of Darkness make good on her AXS TV debut? Or will the Dancing Queen be partying it up in LA after a successful return to a WOW ring?
The bell rings and Chella is all pumped up. Fury doesn’t take her serious as the two circle. Chella gives Fury a peace sign but Fury slaps it away. Chella offers a handshake now, but Fury gets a takedown and rains down rights! Fury backs off and Chella gets to a corner, but Fury squashes her with a corner clothesline! Fury whips Chella corner to corner but Chella goes up and over to arm-drag! Chella arm-drags Fury more, then dropkicks her right down! Fans fire up with Chella as she gives a swift kick! Chella goes up top but Fury feigns injury to distract the ref while Razor pushes Chella down! Razor gets away with it and Fury grabs Chella at the ropes. Fury chokes Chella, then whips and forearms her. Fury whips and forearms again, then whips for a knee. She snapmares Chella for a running knee! Cover, TWO!
Fury goes after Chella’s arm but Chella resists. Fury shifts to a neck wrench and half straitjacket now. Fans boo as Razor talks trash. Chella endures so Fury shifts to bring her up. Chella hits back, then runs, but into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Fury keeps on Chella in a corner and tosses her across the way! Fury throws her again, then stalks Chella to the corner. She throws Chella right into the post! Fury climbs up and grinds a boot into the back! She stops at 4 but then Razor digs her nails into Chella’s scalp! Fury drags Chella out to drop her on her face, then covers, TWO! Chella survives but Fury keeps her cool. Chella fights back but Fury whips, only for Chella to sunset flip! TWO, and Chella runs into a full nelson! Fury bumps Chella off buckles then CHOPS her back into the corner!
Fury takes a moment to brag, but she walks into Chella’s boot! Chella runs out for a tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Chella fires up and kicks away on Fury. She front kicks, and sweeps the legs! Fans fire up with Chella and Razor freaks out. Chella drops meteora knees! Cover, TWO! Chella pumps up again while Fury gets to a corner. Chella hits a corner shining wizard! She throws Fury out then climbs up top, flying crossbody! Cover, TWO! Fury survives and Chella grows frustrated. But Chella gets up and aims at Fury. Fury ducks the roundhouse, ripcord to SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Chella gasps as she gets to a corner while Fury walks over. Chella roundhouses Fury down! Cover, but Razar creates a ropebreak! Fans boo but Razor gets away with another one.
Chella gets up but Fury knees her low. Fury underhooks, “Hell Hath No Fury!” Butterfly sit-down buster! Cover, Fury wins!
Winner: Fury, by pinfall
Fury won but Razor wants her own piece of Chella! Razor rains down rights and then Fury drags Chella up to throw her out! Will The Psycho Sisters rule over WOW as a dominant tag team?
WOW Media interviews Tessa Blanchard.
Can she explain herself about her attack of Keny G? Tessa makes sure we all understand something: she doesn’t care about Santana Garrett, she only cares about the WOW World Championship. The only reason Tessa is even bothering with Santana is because she is WOW World Champion. Maybe Tessa went too far going after Santana’s father, but if she didn’t, Jungle Grrrl would have definitely won and become the new champion. So yeah, Tessa’s the only reason Jungle Grrrl missed out on the title, because Tessa snapped. But Tessa’s glad she snapped and slapped Keny G around. Now she has Santana’s attention, she has David McLane’s attention, and the attention of the entire world!
Santana told Tessa to get in line. Tessa did, but she made her way right to the front of that line, and Santana can’t stop her. Tessa’s coming for the WOW World Championship, but will she take it?
Khloe Hurtz VS Abilene Maverick!
There’s a lot of drama between these two stars of WOW. First came a misunderstanding over limousines. Then came a ice cream based wardrobe malfunction. Then the Governor’s Daughter caught the All Natural with her man, Preston, and threw her into a pool! But Khloe only flirted with Preston to get on Abilene’s nerves. Abilene retaliated with pies, but she added further insult in a special “Ring Rats Match”. If Abilene won, Khloe’s usual horde of hunks would be replaced by handpicked “Texas” Ring Rats. And when Abilene won, she made sure Khloe’s men were some good ol’ boys from around town. Khloe would get her real Rats back, but she still wants revenge! Will she get satisfaction or more frustration?
Abilene and Khloe talk trash the moment they’re both in the ring, and the referee tries to keep the peace. Abilene pushes Khloe, so Khloe shoves Abilene! The ref quickly rings the bell as the two rush each other! Khloe gets around to a waistlock but Abilene resists the toss. Abilene elbows but Khloe keeps hold. Khloe slams Abilene then grinds her face into the mat! Khloe backs off long enough to put Abilene in a headscissors. She slams Abilene into the mat then covers, TWO! Abilene gets Khloe back with a facelock and brings Khloe to the mat. They roll around but Abilene holds on. She wrenches back and drags Khloe up for big knees. Khloe manages to roll Abilene to a cradle! TWO, but Khloe fireman’s carry. She does some squats, then hits the Samoan Drop! Khloe drops the splits leg drop and covers, TWO!
Khloe stalks Abilene to a corner but Abilene throws her into buckles! Abilene drags Khloe up by her hair then runs corner to corner to bump her off buckles. Abilene grinds Khloe into the ropes! The ref counts and Abilene lets up at 4 to bump Khloe again. Abilene rams her shoulder into Khloe, then runs corner to corner for a big knee. Khloe gasps as Abilene mule kicks and rolls Khloe, basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Abilene keeps her cool while Khloe crawls. Abilene runs in corner to corner again, but into Khloe’s elbow! Khloe hops up and leaps for a big crossbody! Cover, TWO!! Khloe grows frustrated but she keeps on Abilene, only to end up in a victory roll! ONE, and Abilene hurries to bring Khloe back up. Abilene snapmares into a knee smash, then she throws body shots before throwing Khloe right down.
Khloe checks her teeth while Abilene stalks her. Abilene stomps the hand! Then the ankle! Then smashes the knee! Abilene is picking apart the All Natural, then puts her on the ropes for big knees. Abilene yanks her off the ropes and then places her under them, for a springboard knee drop! Khloe sputters onto the apron but Abilene drags her back in. Khloe jawbreakers back, then kicks low. Scissor Kick! Cover, TWO!! Abilene survives and Khloe can’t believe it. Khloe drags Abilene back up for a clubbing forearm. She hops up again but Abilene hits her back. Abilene snapmares Khloe off the top, then covers, TWO! Abilene comes close to a temper tantrum but she keeps her composure. She kicks Khloe around then snapmares her again. Abilene drags Khloe around and smashes the knee again. Abilene turns Khloe over for the Boston Crab!
Khloe endures and her Ring Rats try to help her reach the ropes. But Abilene drags Khloe away! Khloe keeps crawling and the Ring Rats help get that ropebreak! Abilene lets go while the Ring Rats show concern. Abilene drags Khloe away from them, and then whips Khloe to a corner. She runs corner to corner but into Khloe’s boot. Khloe hops up, has Abilene, tornado DDT! Cover, Khloe wins!
Winner: Khloe Hurtz, by pinfall
The All Natural gets the tiebreaker in this increasingly personal feud! Will Khloe keep ahead of the Governor’s Daughter in the race towards the WOW World Championship?
This was a good episode, but not as good as the previous ones. It was essentially the mid to upper-mid card getting some spotlight while building the title story through promos. Tessa Blanchard is great in the ring, but her interview promo could’ve been better. It started out alright, but it felt like somewhere in the middle her words got in the way of her message. Also, I was expecting an actual interview in a room, but it seems WOW went the paparazzi route instead. Perhaps that had a part to play in it, with Tessa having to say it all in one take, but it seemed like her lines concerning Jungle Grrrl weren’t quite right. And in connection to that, The Beast is still undefeated, despite young Faith giving her a good match. I’d expect Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa, Beast gets involved to bring about Jungle Grrrl VS Beast.
Fire supposedly had her parents in the crowd, but the cameras never going to them killed the kayfabe for that moment. Fire winning in front of her family should’ve added to the inspirational heartwarming feeling of her victory, but again, the kayfabe wasn’t maintained. I don’t know if WOW will ever create a micard title but Fire could be a contender for such a thing if this push continues. For that matter, the WOW World Tag Team Championships might want to return if The Psycho Sisters are going to be a tag team. Fury and Chella did well, and of course Razor being ringside helps Fury win. Razor wants gold, so she and Fury should insist on the WOW tag titles returning.
Then the main event of Khloe VS Abilene was not main event material to me, even with the story of their grudge being explained. The action just didn’t capture what that grudge was, so it was a rather weak ending to the night. Khloe wins and has the lead in their series, but I suspect these two are far from through with each other. Hopefully they improve in the ring, though, or this will be just too weak a story to be a main event match again.
My Score: 7.9/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (6/24/19)
Is the One and Only better than Phenomenal?
It’s the Raw After Stomping Grounds!
Raw wants to kick ass and take names, too! The NEW United States Champion takes on some Phenomenal competition for the first time ever! Plus, Shane McMahon proves to be the Best Sore Loser in the World as he demands a handicap rematch with Roman Reigns!
- 8 Man Tag Elimination Match: The Planet’s Tag Team Champions & The Revival VS The Usos & The New Day; win.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: R-Truth w/ Carmella VS Drake Maverick; wins and
- 2v1 Handicap Match: Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns; win(s).
- Tug of War: Bobby Lashley VS Braun Strowman; wins.
- Ricochet VS AJ Styles; wins.
- Kofi Kingston VS Sami Zayn; wins.
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Raw opens with Seth Freakin’ Rollins!
And he is still WWE Universal Champion, even after Baron Corbin’s clever ruse. The Lone Wolf tried using a Lady to get in between Rollins and his title, but it was thanks to The Man that things didn’t go their way. Rollins and Becky Lynch made sure Corbin and Lacey Evan got what they deserved, and the two stood tall to end Stomping Grounds. And he’s all smiles as fans chant “Burn It Down!” Rollins picks up a mic to talk about last night. “Last night at Stomping Grounds, right down the road at Tacoma, Baron Corbin thought he was going to take this title from me.” But here comes The Man! And still Raw Women’s Champion! Becky joins her beau in the ring to stand side-by-side with him.
Fans cheer but Rollins is a bit surprised. Rollins says Becky interrupted him. She did? She did. But before getting into this, Rollins gives Baron Corbin some credit. Sounds crazy, but he was smart to admit he couldn’t out wrestle or out fight him, so he got a ref Rollins couldn’t hurt and who would do anything she could to stick it to Rollins. But Corbin wasn’t smart enough to realize that he has “the best back-up on the planet.” It pays to be The Man’s Man. And when it came to last night, they proved why they’re both the champions of their divisions. Lacey lost but had to come out and tried to steal a title. But The Man came around to slap Lacey’s empty head off its shoulders. But here comes Baron Corbin himself now!
And Lacey attacks from behind!! Lacey is all over Becky but Becky turns it around! Rollins pulls Becky off Lacey but Becky gets mad at him! And then goes back to hitting Lacey! Corbin finally appears but Rollins is right on him, Slingblade! Becky stops stomping Lacey long enough for a Becksploder! Corbin’s plans fail again! The Man and her Man stand tall with their titles, but Corbin says fans SHOULD chant for Becky. She saved Rollins and that title! Rollins should just give Becky his boat, then fly home to put on an apron and make dinner for The Man, since she’s the real bread winner! Lacey agrees, Becky should get her girl on out of here before Lacey puts her hands on him again.
Corbin says Becky is the only reason he isn’t Universal Champion! And he chose Lacey because she’s the only real woman on Raw! He’d even take her in a mixed tag match against The Man and Rollins anytime, anywhere. Lacey agrees! That should be at Extreme Rules. Well if those two dopes are that desperate for getting their heads stomped and arms ripped off, fine. But on one condition: if Corbin and Lacey lose, that’s it! No more matches with either of them ever again! Corbin and Lacey talk it over, and accept. And then they raise it! Oh well their ideas seem to be working out so well. Rollins doesn’t even care what the challenge is, he accepts it! Well he should’ve cared, because BOTH titles are on the line! Will this unique mixed tag championship match be as extreme as it is historic?
8 Man Tag Elimination Match: The Planet’s Tag Team Champions & The Revival VS The Usos & The New Day!
Washington is still Daniel Bryan Country! The SmackDown and Raw Tag Team Champions combine forces to take on respective challengers as Jimmy & Jey join forces with Big E & Xavier Woods! Will Dash & Dawson help Bryan & Rowan restore the prestige to WWE’s tag team division? Or will they be no match for positivity and the penitentiary?
Raw returns as the #TopGuys make their entrance, followed by The New Day! Usos break it down: champions VS challengers! “The Little Rascals” and “Spongebob and Patrick” team up but they’ll get locked down! But in this elimination match, once one member of a duo is eliminated, so is his partner! Who will end up at a major disadvantage first?
Teams sort out and Bryan starts against Woods. Woods doesn’t mind that the fans cheer for Bryan, but then Scott Dawson tags in on his own. Dawson says it’s okay, he’ll get this done. He nudges Bryan but Bryan pushes back. Dawson and Woods tie up, and Dawson gets a headlock takeover. Woods gets up and powers Dawson. Tag to Big E and Big E runs Dawson over! Woods holds Dawson in place for Big E’s SPLASH, with a leg drop added! Cover, TWO! Big E keeps on Dawson and whips to scoop. But Dawson slips out and tags Rowan. Big E suplexes Dawson but gets run over by Rowan! Rowan hits Woods and then throws Big E with a sit-out urenage! The Usos come in but get sent out by Rowan alone! Big Red Splash FLOPS!
Fans rally and Bryan tags in, as does Woods. Woods dodges, slides, and mule kicks. Woods whips Bryan but Bryan goes up and over to then run and leaping lariat! Washington fires up as Bryan clotheslines Woods out. The Revival cheer Bryan, too, as he DIVES to hit- Dawson!? Woods got clear, but then he runs into Bryan’s forearm! Bryan climbs up fast, leaps, missile dropkick hits! Kip-up and fire up! Bryan aims at Woods, to give him Yes Kicks! He aims the buzzsaw but misses! Woods waistlocks but Bryan standing switches to roll up! TWO, and Dash uppercuts Bryan!? Woods rolls Bryan up, The New Day ELIMINATE The Planet’s Tag Team Champions! The Revival’s pettiness may have just cost them!
Dawson goes at Woods but Woods reverses the whip. Dash tags in and Dawson puts Woods out. Woods hits Dash back then kicks Dawson. Woods springboards, into a SHATTER MACHINE! The Revival ELIMINATE The New Day!! Things are evened up in a blink of an eye! Will the Usos be able to avenge the New Day after the break?
Raw returns as The Usos DOUBLE FLY! They take out both Dash & Dawson! They throw hands then put Dash in. Dawson runs but gets a double back drop! Fans rally for the Usos but Dash puts Jey on the apron. Jey kicks back then climbs up for a big crossbody! Cover, TWO! Dash flounders but blocks Jey’s kick, and ducks the dragon whip! Jimmy tags in and Jey reverses the whip, Samoan Drop neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Dash keeps The Revival alive, but Jimmy keeps moving. Jimmy climbs but Dash springs up. Jimmy jumps over and Dash hits Jey, only to gt a SUPERKICK! Then Jimmy pop, lock and uppercuts! He ducks the clothesline but leaps into Dash’s powerslam! Cover, TWO! Dash grows furious that Jimmy survives!
Fans rally up as Dash and Jimmy are on the apron. Dash throws hands and pulls off Jimmy’s shirt to CHOP him. Jimmy headbutts back! Jimmy gets in but his superkick is countered to an Electric Chair! Dawson tags in and climbs up top, Electric Chair Bulldog! Cover, TWO!! Dawson argues with the ref, but two is two. Dawson stomps Jimmy but fans rally up. Jimmy counter punches but Dawson shoves him away. Dawson blocks the kick but still gets the dragon whip! Jimmy climbs up but Dawson stops him with a forearm! Dawson climbs up but Jey tags in. Dawson punched Jey down and calls for Dash. Dash climbs the other corner, but Jey shoves Dash down! Jey climbs up on Dash, SUPERPLEX from Dawson to Jimmy, but Jey SPLASHES down! Cover, The Usos win!
Winners: The New Day & The Usos, Jey Uso pinning
The Usos win it for their team, but most importantly, this means they beat the Raw Tag Team Champions! Will Jimmy & Jey head to Extreme Rules with a championship match on the card?
Raw found Braun Strowman warming up for his Tug of War match.
The Monster Among Men has already proven he’s strong enough to flip a semi truck, but now he shows that he can tow one, too! That’s roughly 8 tons! Can Bobby Lashley stand against such strength?
Raw presents Miz TV!
The Most Must-See WWE Talk Show returns, and his guests are at the center of the most exciting title chase in recent history: The WWE 24/7 Championship! Yes, it is Carmella and R-Truth! The Fabulous Princess walks out with the now 7-time champion, but Miz assures him the interview is a pause on the 24/7 rules. In just a month, this WWE 24/7 Championship has led mobs of superstars all over the world, from a golf course, a tarmac, on an airplane over the Red Sea, and perhaps wildest of all, Drake Maverick’s wedding. Miz shares the YouTube footage from over the weekend, and poor Maverick having his special day ruined with a roll-up.
Back in the present, Miz is shocked! A wedding? Really? Really! This old gag returns after however long. And the fans support it? Yes! Truth thanks them! But he explains to Miz that the 48/7 European TV Championship “ain’t no joke, bruh!” Truth has been barely able to eat, drink or be merry, “if you know what I mean.” He can’t go shopping, he can’t go to picnics, without looking over his shoulder. Truth even has WWE Superstars showing up at his house! Dressing like police, “Sir! Please turn your music down! Your car is on fire!” Yeah right. Truth’s smarter than that. Carmella translates that while the wedding crashing was extreme, the title is that important to him. Wait, here comes Drake Maverick!
A dejected Rockstar Spud says winning that title was the biggest moment of his career, and his wedding was supposed to be the biggest moment of his life, and Truth ruined both of them! His new wife won’t talk to him or go on their honeymoon. And that means they haven’t… “consummated the marriage!” Fiber’s good for that. No, Truth, not constipated… Fans chant “Constipation!” Maverick talks man to man with Truth, asking for a rematch. No shenanigans, just a straight up match right here and now on Raw, to see if Maverick can win back the love of his back. Yeah, let him win his wife back. No, the title!!
Miz is getting information in his ear. If Truth accepts, then it is with a ban from ringside for anyone else. Fans want to see it! Truth accepts Hornswoggle’s challenge! Miz shouts for a ref, and we’ll get this after the break!
WWE 24/7 Championship: R-Truth w/ Carmella VS Drake Maverick!
(NOAH) WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.40 ~ 23RD JUNE 2019
NOAH is in a tiny transition between tournaments this week. Hisame brings us the updates in preparation for the Global Junior Tag League!
NOAH is in a tiny transition between tournaments this week. Hisame brings us the updates in preparation for the Global Junior Tag League!
In between “Global Junior Tag League” ending on the 13th June, and “Global Junior Tag League” starting on the 27th June, NOAH held a small interim tour of only three days. In the past these tours would have names like “Navigation with Spirits”, “Navigation to The Future” (or my personal favorite “Navigation on Stormy Seas”), but sadly LIDET have done away with these, and now all the interim tours are simply “NOAH The Spirit”.
It should be mentioned that all the tours have had excellent attendances with full houses each night, and this has given a tremendous morale boost to NOAH.
Yoshiki Inamura and his “rival” Kinya Okada faced off on the first night in Aizu, with the more experienced Inamura picking up the win. The rest of the tour was Inamura teaming with Kongoh, and Okada having matches with seniors like Daisuke Harada & Masao Inoue.
Junta Miyawaki faced his seniors (and lost to them) starting with Hi69 in Aizu on the 19th, Naomichi Marufuji on the 22nd and Atsushi Kotoge on the 23rd. Kotoge’s unanimated lack of expression and unusual calm demeanor is starting to scare people…
Miyawaki showed his first element of defiance, by refusing to shake hands with Marufuji. It’s rare for Miyawaki to act in this way towards his seniors (I can’t imagine this happening to Misawa had he asked Marufuji for one at that age and at that point in his career, then again 2001 was a very different world).
Hitoshi Kumano had his first singles match ever with Takashi Sugiura on the 22nd June in Nagano, and said that he was so happy about facing his hero, he couldn’t sleep. Nothing was going to mute this excitement, even the fact that he lost to him.
RATELS entered into their usual squabble about Global Junior League (this happens every year, with Tadasuke threatening to poison everyone last year, but this year he yelled out to whoever was listening, that he would win), with Daisuke Harada saying he was going to win in the backstage interview.
Naturally, this did go down well with the others, with Tadasuke walking off over it, and then coming back to point and yell at Harada that it was HIS victory that would happen.
On the 22nd June, YO-HEY lost to Yoshinari Ogawa, and Tadasuke became irate and started yelling. Harada got into the ring to try and calm the situation, but this only made Tadasuke angrier and he left (still shouting), although he later apologized and said he was disappointed.
RATELS seemed to have patched up their differences by the 23rd, but again no one wanted to trust each other, and in their post match interview, when they went to do their handshake they all jumped back into a defensive pose with their fists raised. Even HAYATA (who is in Block B), and was smirking at the others arguing with each other, joined in.
Kaito Kiyomiya, Shuhei Taniguchi (and various other partners) faced Kongoh each night. The record stands with Kiyomiya having two victories over the group in three nights, the third was when Kenoh pinned Hi69 following the foostomp.
On the final night of tour, Kaito Kiyomiya spoke on the microphone, and hinted that he and Taniguchi may team up together to take the tag belts. One of his dreams was to hold both championships.
Kenoh’s tri-weekly column was back to talk about the Misawa Memorial show, his rants against others, his shock at Atsushi Aoki’s death, and KENTA’S return to Japanese wrestling (albeit New Japan), or as he put it “that man has returned”.
Kenoh (who says he respects KENTA, despite his rant) says that he will make NOAH a place that KENTA will want to come home to, as well as making him regret that he ever chose New Japan over “his home”. Naturally, Kenoh wouldn’t be able to keep his ire at Marufuji supporting KENTA out of it, and said that Marufuji’s message of support to him was Marufuji saying “anything to be popular”.
Both Marufuji and KENTA responded to Kenoh in different ways.
In usual talkative style, Marufuji posted a picture of Kenoh’s article with graphics over it, with a message that didn’t really translate too well but basically saying there was nothing wrong with being supportive, and hinting at a secret (and for good measure he called him “Kenoh-kun”, which he knows will wind him up)
KENTA, in usual quiet style, made no comment, and simply posted a picture of the column to his Instagram story.
- GHC Heavyweight Champion: Kaito Kiyomiya
- GHC Junior Champion: Minoru Tanaka
- GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura and KAZMA SAKAMOTO)
- GHC Junior Tag Champions: Stinger (Kotaro Suzuki & Yoshinari Ogawa)
~ Go Shiozaki got stuck in his jacket
~ YO-HEY wouldn’t let HAYATA leave during the post match interview in Aizu
~ Hitoshi Kumano said he is aiming to have a body that does not lose to the heavyweights, but would cause havoc amongst the juniors
~ Takashi Sugiura photographed Masao Inoue at the urinal (again)
~ Yoshinari Ogawa held a training session for the roster at Takaoka, Toyama before the event started. He taught Kaito Kiyomiya and the new trainee.
~ IPW have mentioned that Daisuke Harada will be defending the IPW Junior Heavyweight title, but have said that NOAH will make the announcement.
~ Naomichi Marufuji’s search for a tag partner continues.
~ In Aizu, AXIS wore t-shirts with “AIZU” on them.
~ Hitoshi Kumano can be considered the unofficial third member of AXIZ.
Riki Choshu’s Power Hall (featuring Go Shiozaki and Yoshiki Inamura) will be broadcast live on the 26th June on Samurai at 6.30pm
The opening night of Global Junior League (Thursday 27th June 2019, Korakuen Hall) broadcast at Friday 5th July on Samurai.
“The long days of summer are just around the corner: the stories behind the famous photograph of June 2000”
Global Junior League: Mini interview with YO-HEY
Global Junior League: Mini interview with Minoru Tanaka
The Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial Ten Year Event, and “The Future of Noah”, presented by 22 year old Kaito Kiyomiya
“It’s been ten years since Mitsuharu Misawa died” ~ Keiji Mutoh’s memories
PICTURE CREDITS: Noah GHC, KENTA, PKDX
GIF CREDIT: Noah GHC
Newsletter by Hisame