A big night for The Big Dog and more!
Six women fight for a chance at Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship! Tag teams join forces for an epic 8 Man! And Roman Reigns is coming back for some gold against The King of Strong Style!
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn VS Roman Reigns; Reigns wins by disqualification, Nakamura retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
- “Shorty” Chad Gable VS Curt Axel w/ Bo Dallas; Gable wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The New Day & Heavy Machinery VS Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler & The Revival; The New Day & Heavy Machinery win.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship #1 Contender Six Pack Challenge: Carmella VS Nikki Cross VS Dana Brooke VS Lacey Evans VS Mandy Rose VS Sonya Deville; Cross wins and will challenge Bayley for the title.
- Braun Strowman VS Drew Gulak; Strowman wins.
- Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan VS King Baron Corbin & Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn; Reigns & Bryan win.
PLAY BY PLAY
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn VS Roman Reigns!
The King of Strong Style wants to prove HE is the top dog on SmackDown! But will The Big Dog show that SmackDown is then, now and forever His Yard?
Introductions are made, the belt is raised and we open this new era on SmackDown!
Nakamura and Roman slowly circle, and Indy is on the Big Dog’s side. The two tie up and go power for power. Neither budges so Sami joins commentary. Nakamura and Roman end up in a corner but Roman lets up. Roman gives Nakamura space and the two circle again. Sami speaks his mind against Roman being taken the top pick while Nakamura knees Roman down, then rams knees into his shoulders and head. Nakamura stands to drop a knee on Roman’s head! Nakamura drags Roman up and whips him corner to corner, but Roman boots back! Indy fires up but Nakamura kicks back. Nakamura whips, Roman reverses and elbows Nakamura down! Roman roars and fans fire up as he puts Nakamura in a corner. Roman bumps Nakamura off buckles, then more buckles. Roman whips Nakamura to ropes but Nakamura holds them. Nakamura kicks back, but Roman uppercuts! Samoan Drop! Cover, TWO!
Roman keeps his cool and Sami goes to Nakamura’s side. Sami has Nakamura get out of the ring, but the referee starts a count. Roman goes out and Sami sees him coming. Roman runs in, Drive-By MISSES thanks to Sami! Nakamura dropkicks Roman down! SmackDown goes to break as Sami plays innocent.
SmackDown returns and Nakamura has Roman in a chinlock in the ring. Fans rally up as Roman endures. Roman fades a little as Nakamura leans on him. But Roman finds a second wind and fights his way up. Indy fires up as Roman fights off the exploder with elbows! Roman elbows Nakamura back, then runs in, but into boots! Nakamura hops up, but leaps into an uppercut! Roman rallies with clotheslines, and then whips Nakamura. Nakamura reverses, but gets the leaping lariat! Indy and Roman fire up again as Nakamura gets to a corner. Roman throws those point-blank lariats in the corner, all the way to 10! Roman then runs to BOOT Nakamura down! Roman goes to a corner and fans know what’s coming. Roman locks ‘n’ loads, but no Superman punch! Armbar takedown!
Roman flails to resist, but Nakamura drags him into a triangle hold! Roman reaches for ropes but he starts fading again. Nakamura squeezes but Roman rises, for a dead lift POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Sami is relieved that Nakamura survives. Sami wants Michael Cole to be less biased towards Roman and give Nakamura his due. Roman stands as fans rally up again. Sami springs into action again, but Roman still sees Nakamura coming. Even so, Nakamura blocks the boot, turns Roman sideways, and hits the Sliding German Suplex! Sami loves this as Nakamura takes aim from a corner. “YAO~!” SUPERMAN PUNCH! Cover, TWO!! Nakamura survives again and Sami is losing his mind! Roman fires up now, and goes to a corner. But BARON CORBIN attacks!?
Winner: Roman Reigns, by disqualification; Nakamura is still WWE Intercontinental Champion
The Lone Wolf King has helped the King of Strong Style, and then gets Roman with DEEP SIX! Nakamura and Corbin are also Team Flair for Crown Jewel, but wait! Here comes DANIEL BRYAN! The Planet’s Champion has been a new ally to Roman, and he fights off Nakamura and Corbin! Corbin goes to throw Bryan out but gets sent out instead! Bryan fires back on Nakamura, climbs up top and the hits a missile dropkick! Fans are fired up with Bryan! Bryan takes aim, but Sami hooks his leg. Bryan struggles against Sami, Nakamura returns with the KINSHASA! Sami, Nakamura and Corbin leave the Big Dog and the Goat down and out. Will Team Hogan be finding some new recruits thanks to this?
The New Day is still on SmackDown!
They are met by Heavy Machinery! Crown Jewel sets all the tag teams in the WWE against each other, but tonight is about working together. Tucker Knight wants to lift Kofi’s spirits after losing to Brock Lesnar, but Kofi’s doing just fine. Even so, Otis Dozovic has some batter with special ingredients. Like protein powder! “Want a sip?” No! They can’t eat before matches, they’ll cramp up. More for Otis! Oh goodness. “Oh yeeeeeah!” Blue Collar Solid and the New Day are comiiiin~! This! Team rocks! This! Team rocks!
Backstage interview with Baron Corbin.
What does he have to say about attacking Roman Reigns? The King puts on his crown to say, “No.”
“Shorty” Chad Gable VS Curt Axel w/ Bo Dallas!
The underdog is turning a negative into a positive! So what if he’s the smallest dog in the fight when he’s got the biggest fight in his heart?
The bell rings and Axel pats Gable on the head. Gable shrugs it off, to then tie up with Axel. Axel wrenches, Gable rolls and bridges and handsprings and spins to get free to arm-drag Axel down. Gable has Axel’s arm but Axel puts him in the corner. BO Dallas swipes at Gable and Axel fires off stomps! Bo brags for Axel as Axel snapmares Gable, to a neck snap! Cover, TWO! Axel drags Gable up to ram in his knee and then put on an armlock. Axel grinds his forearm on Gable’s face, but Gable gets up and body shots back. Axel knees low then whips, but Gable goes up and over to sunset flip! Cover, TWO! Axel flounders up but dodges Gable. Gable dodges BO to mule kick him, then slides under. Axel kicks low and hooks but Gable spins out, spins around and drop toeholds to the ANKLE LOCK! Axel taps, Gable wins!!
Winner: Chad Gable, by submission
Gable made short work of Axel with that one! Will everyone have to look up to Gable as he keeps rising through the ranks?
In-ring interview with Gable.
Superstars always seem to make fun of Gable’s height. Gable isn’t being held back by his height, his height makes him who he is! Being yourself is absolutely okay! People will always make fun of you for something, but Gable says, “Thank you.” That is the motivation that made Gable look at himself and embrace who he was! Everyone has insecurities, but Gable says you CAN overcome! Don’t run, don’t hide, but accept it all! Indy likes that “Shorty Gable” is going with this. In fact, he shortens it to “Shorty G.” Will Shorty G make that G soon stand for “Gold”?
Team Hogan is in trouble!
With Seth Rollins having to defend his Universal Championship against The Fiend, Bray Wyatt, he has dropped out of the match! So Hogan himself is here via Skype to say, “What’s up, Maniacs?!” The Hulkster only has a couple weeks left to finalize his team. Hogan has confidence he’ll beat Flair, because he has people knocking down his door to be on the team. Then who is going to join Hogan’s team now? Here’s a teaser: the highlights are Shorty G and Mustafa Ali, but Hogan will have an announcement to reveal the new members! So whatcha gonna do, Flair, when Team Hogan runs wild on you!?
8 Man Tag: The New Day & Heavy Machinery VS Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler & The Revival!
Awwwww~ INDYYY~! Clap for this massive team-up, and feel~ the power~! Will Tucker & Otis mesh well with the six-time tag team champions? Or will Scott Dawson, Dash Wilder and the GLORIOUS Show-Offs be the #TopGuys tonight?
SmackDown returns as the former Raw Tag Team Champions and current SmackDown Tag Team Champions make their entrances. The teams sort out and Tucker starts against Ziggler. They circle and tie up, and Ziggler has a leg. Tucker blocks and they end up in a corner. Ziggler backs off but throws a sucker punch! Ziggler throws haymakers then dropkicks Tucker down! Ziggler runs, but Tucker dropkicks in return! Tag to Otis, and Heavy Machinery bring Ziggler up. Roode runs in to help, but he just gets suplexed along with Ziggler! Stereo suplexes slam Roode-Dolph, then Otis tags Big E. The two big men swivel them hits, before splitting the wishbone on ZIggler! The Revival run in, for double belly2belly suplexes! The Revival bail out as Woods comes in, and the New Day combine for WOods to FLY! Down go the Revival! Woods aims at Roode, but he gets the GLORIOUS ZIGZAG! It’s a SmackDown Tag Team demolition derby as we go to break!
SmackDown returns and Dash has Woods in a chinlock. Woods endures and fights his way up as fans rally. Dash pulls hair but Woods gives Dash a back suplex! Both men are down and fans rally with “New! Day Rocks!” But Dawson tags in, intercepts Woods and whips, but Woods blasts Roode-Dolph! Woods boots then chops then haymakers then chops, but Dawson kicks low to chop! Woods hits an enziguri! Now Dawson is down with Woods, and fans rally up again. Both men head for their corners, but Roode-Dolph trip up Tucker, Otis and Big E! Dash tags in and the Revival combine, backbreaker elbow drop! Cover, TWO! The Revival can’t believe it! Roode argues with the ref on their behalf, but Dash tags in Ziggler.
Ziggler drags Woods up, scrapes his foot on Woods’ face, then hoists him up top. Ziggler climbs up to join Woods but fans rally for the New Day. Woods resists and punches back! Woods clubs away on Ziggler’s back, then headbutts him down! Ziggler reaches but Woods adjusts, BIG missile dropkick rocks Ziggler! Fans fire up as Otis is back on the apron! Woods and Ziggler crawl, hot tags to Roode and Otis! The Dozer rallies! He runs over Roode, then scoops, spins and slams Ziggler! He hits both Revival members, but Roode kicks low. Otis pumps up! Roode CHOPS, but Otis starts gyrating! Otis headbutts Roode down, then he brings Ziggler over to send into Roode. But Dawson tags in as Ziggler SUPERKICKS! But Otis flapjacks Ziggler! Then tosses Roode with an exploder!
Dawson runs in but gets run over! Otis squashes Roode in a corner, and Roode is in the drop zone. Fans fire up as Otis hits the Caterpillar elbow! Dawson climbs, leaps, but into Otis’ arms! Tucky comes in, but Ziggler trips him up! Dash slingshots to tackle Otis down! Cover, TWO!! Tucker BLASTS Roode-Dolph! Dawson kicks Otis, but he can’t lift Otis! Otis lifts Dawson with the suplex! And holds him as Big E tags in. Big E takes the hand off and tags in Woods. Woods hops up, MIDNIGHT HOUR! Cover, The New Day & Heavy Machinery win!!
Winners: The New Day & Heavy Machinery, Xavier Woods pinning
An incredible combination wins tonight for big points in the SmackDOwn Tag Team Division! But will either team become the newest Best Tag Team in the World at Crown Jewel?
BREAKING NEWS: Shinsuke Nakamura and Baron Corbin must face ROman Reigns and Daniel Bryan!
That attack and teamwork from earlier tonight will not go unpunished! Will the Kings of SmackDown have to face their comeuppance already?
Backstage interview with Daniel Bryan.
Knowing he has to again team with Roman Reigns, Bryan has never been affected by being beat up and beat down. It doesn’t matter about kings and draft picks and Twitter. This is Bryan’s first fight back on Friday Night SmackDown! And he and Roman will take those kings and make them look like jokers!
Mustafa Ali has a calling.
He has an “insane desire to shred labels.” It is why his heart beats so hard for this. The Beacon of Light shines in the darkest nights as he fights for change. Ali knows he’s an underdog, but he hopes his heart will carry him through.
Miz TV returns to SmackDown!
The Most Must-See WWE Talk Show and its host are once again on the blue brand! Let’s not waste any time welcoming out the bold new SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley! The new attitude even has a new theme song to go with it. And she is also accompanied by her best friend, Sasha Banks. The Boss walks with No More Hugs Bayley to the ring, and Miz’s stage hand gets a third chair. Fans have mixed reactions to this, and Miz is also surprised. Sasha says she is here to support her best friend. Bayely cuts Miz off in recapping her defeat of Charlotte Flair. And that again solidifies Bayley as a Grand Slam Champion. But Miz wants to talk more about the “shocking behavior” from last week.
A recap highlight reel plays. Hell in a Cell was a defeat that left Bayley throwing a tantrum, but within just a few days, Bayley broke the habit, and attacked her wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men! Shockwaves were sent through the WWE Universe, especially the young fans. And if that wasn’t enough, Bayley brought the fury to Flair! It was another instant classic in their long rivalry, and as we already know, Bayley would find a way to win! And the cherry on top was Bayley shouting, “Screw ALL of you!”
Back in the present, Miz simply asks, “Why?” Bayley takes her time thinking on her answer. And eventually, she says, “I don’t owe you or anyone an explanation.” Maybe not Miz, but what about the kids who were her biggest fans? Bayley shrugs. Wow a champion that doesn’t talk. is she Brock Lesnar? Does that make Sasha her Paul Heyman? Changing everything about her, what was it? Was Bayley not getting respect? Getting love? Having insecurities? Maybe it was that no matter what Bayley did, she was always second fiddle to The Boss. Sasha speaks up and tells Miz that some fifth round draft pick should be talking. It doesn’t matter what round he was, fans listen to Miz. And he didn’t need to change his looks or slash up “Bayley Buddies” to be relevant. Bayley didn’t slash them to be relevant. She slashed those “stupid” things because that’s how the fans and the company saw her. Something fun and colorful.
But what about the real Bayley? Bayley gave and gave and gave. Merch, high-fives and hugs, and all anyone did was take. No one saw her be a real role model and a real hero. The night Bayley first won this SmackDown title, she said she would elevate the division, and she did that! And then at Hell in a Cell, when she lost it to Flair, she was heartbroken and in pain. But what did the fans do? Did the fans hug her back? NO. Bayley put herself second just to be a role model, and then when she needed the fans, where were they!? “They destroyed me.” But like a role model, she picked herself up and won HER title back! Sasha applauds. Bayley didn’t get any congrats that night, either, though. She thought the division lacked opportunity, but this division is lazy! There is no passion anymore! Bayley used to be what “they” wanted. But the truth is, Bayley has outgrown “them.” Fans boo, but Bayley doesn’t care. Do the fans want inspiration? “Life sucks, and then you die.”
But wait! Here comes Crazy Nikki Cross! The Loony Lass is back on SmackDown after a trade, and she has had enough out of bitter Bayley. Nikki speaks for Indy when she says the time for talk is over, and the time for action is NOW! So Bayley and Sasha should get comfortable to watch the Six Pack Challenge. Nikki will win and give Bayley a big ol’ hug! But wait! Dana Brooke wants to share her own thoughts. If anyone wants to talk about passion and desire, just look at what fuels Dana. She is underutilized and overlooked, but that was the past. Dana marks a new beginning for herself. And the WWE Universe will see something to cheer for. The #FlexAppeal is here on Fridays! But then the Sassy Southern Belle joins in, to simply swagger by to the ring. They will be joined by the FABULOUS Princess and both members of Fire & Desire, after the break.
SmackDown Women’s Championship #1 Contender Six Pack Challenge: Carmella VS Nikki Cross VS Dana Brooke VS Lacey Evans VS Mandy Rose VS Sonya Deville!
Bitter Bayley has riled up the roster with her words, but only one gets to face her for the title! Will the FABULOUS Princess, the Loony Lass, Ms. Flex Appeal, the Sassy Southern Bell, the Golden Goddess or the Gladiator Gal be heading for the champion?
The bell rings and all six women stare down. Lacey bails out, she’s too classy for this chaos. Fire & Desire throw Dana out but then they brawl with Nikki and Carmella! Carmella rolls Mandy, TWO! Mandy elbows back while Sonya clubs Nikki down. Mandy suplexes and holds Carmella, and Sonya watches with pride as Mandy drops Carmella down. Sonya adds a sliding knee, but then Carmella bails out. Fire & Desire go after Nikki with stomps, willing to work together still. They mug Nikki while Lacey watches with a smile. Nikki fights back and clobbers Fire & Desire with forearms! Fans fire up for Nikki but the numbers are too much. Fire & Desire double whip but Nikki crossbodies, only to be caught. But she slips out to whip Sonya into buckles! Mandy clotheslines Nikki, but Nikki bails out. Fire & Desire are left together, but they decide to focus on Carmella on the outside. They mug Carmella and talk smack.
Mandy throws Carmella into barriers and Carmella tumbles over! But Dana handsprings to elbow them both down! Lacey picks her spot to attack Dana! Lacey goes after Nikki and puts her in the ring. Lacey takes some time to wipe herself off before throwing the hankie at Bayley. Nikki wrecks Lacye with a dropkick. Carmella LEAPS in outta nowhere on Lacey, Mandy and Sonya! Dana also gets up, and she stands tall with Carmella and Nikki as SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns and Fire & Desire still work together to mug Carmella. They whip and kick then throw Carmella down. Dana, Lacey and Nikki are down and out somewhere around the ring as Carmella is put in a corner. But Carmella slips out to fight back! She boots Sonya and arm-drags Mandy into her! Carmella runs in, FABULOUS Bronco Buster! But Nikki rolls her up! TWO, but Nikki keeps on Carmella with a headbutt and whip. Carmella uses that to DIVE onto Fire & Desire! But Dana throws Carmella into barriers to then go after Mandy. Nikki climbs up to LEAP! Crossbody bowls her, Mandy and Sonya down! Nikki chases Lacey but Lacey whips Nikki into steel steps!
Lacey puts Dana in to slingshot dropkick her down! Cover, TWO! Lacey whips Dana but Dana reverses, only to run into headscissors. But Dana turns them into a POWERBOMB! Dana climbs up top, SWANTON! Cover, but Carmella AND Mandy break it up! Mandy and Carmella talk trash and SLAP away! They cat fight! Corey Graves can barely contain himself. Mandy comes out on top to jackknife cover, TWO! CODE OF SILENCE!! But Sonya saves Mandy by hitting Carmella with a sliding knee! Dana rolls Sonya, TWO! WOMAN’S RIGHT! FABULOUS KICK! Another FABULOUS KICK! KISS FROM A ROSE! THE PURGE!! Nikki wins!!
Winner: Nikki Cross, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the SmackDown women’s Championship
Bayley eyes Nikki from the ring and Nikki is furiously ready to fight again. Bayley just holds up her belt, but will it be hers for much longer?
Braun Strowman VS Drew Gulak!
The Monster Among Men is ready to throw hands with Tyson Fury, but he still needs to keep his skills sharp. How will he welcome the Philly Stretcher tonight?
The bell rings and Strowman chases Gulak to a corner. Gulak stays safe in the ropes, and grabs a mic to quickly address Strowman. This is Gulak’s debut, so he needs time to introduce himself. “My name is Drew Gulak, I am a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion,” and is quite a sports historian. Going the same ol’ “BRAUN” act won’t win at Crown Jewel. Strowman takes offense but Gulak stays safe in the corner. Fans chant “Get These Hands!” but Gualk’s point is proven. Fury will knock him out cold. Gulak doesn’t want to see that. Gulak is from the same cloth as Strowman as a pro-wrestler. SO Gulak has something special. He has 345 slides in a POWERPOINT PRESENTATION! If Strowman follows this plan, he will win. Look to the tron at slide 1. The first way Strowman can win against Fury- Strowman TOSSES Gulak! Then puts him in the corner, to toss him again!
Gulak flounders around but Strowman BOOTS him down! Strowman drags Gulak up but Gulak throws hands. Gulak doesn’t budge Strowman, Strowman headbutts Gulak out of the ring. Strowman decides to take a lap! Strowman runs around the ring to RUN Gulak over! Strowman puts Gulak in the ring, runs corner to corner and corner splashes GUlak! To then club him down with one arm! Strowman drags Gulak up for the scoop, and wants Fury to see the MONSTER SLAM! Cover, Strowman wins!
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall
Gulak needs a presentation on what to do after you #GetTheseHands! Maybe Fury will take note.
Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan VS King Baron Corbin & Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn!
The Kings of SmackDown took offense to the Big Dog overshadowing them, but now they’ll have to face him and the Planet’s Champion! Will Corbin and Nakamura regret riling up two of the biggest names in SmackDown history? Or will they be rolling into Crown Jewel as part of Team Flair?
SmackDown returns as Corbin and Nakamura make their entrances. Roman comes out last, and is announced as Team Hogan’s new captain!! The Hulkster was right about that incredible announcement! But for tonight, teams sort out and Roman starts against Corbin. They start throwing hands and Roman rocks Corbin with uppercuts! Roman throws corner punches but Corbin shoves him away, only to run into another uppercut! Tag to Bryan, and Roman holds Corbin in place for Bryan’s dropkick! Bryan hits another, and then another! Bryan headlocks to bulldog Corbin down! Fans fire up as Bryan gives Corbin Yes Kicks! Bryan misses the buzzsaw and Corbin tags in Nakamura. Nakamura and Bryan circle, and Nakamura throws forearms. Bryan responds with EuroUppers, but Nakamura knees low, only to run into a kitchen sink knee! Bryan hops up but Sami distracts, and Nakamura kicks Bryan down! Bryan crashes and burns to the floor while SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns once more, and Corbin gives Bryan a ride in the DEEP SIX! Cover, TWO! The ref defends his count to Corbin, so Corbin goes back to Bryan. Corbin mocks Bryan to reach for Roman before he stomps him out. Then Corbin decks Roman for good measure! Tag to Nakamura, and the kings work together to double suplex. Bryan slips out, and boots Nakamura. Bryan dodges Corbin and sends him into the post! Bryan rests while Nakamura stands, but Nakamura is on him with elbows and knees. Nakamura whips but Bryan goes up and over to build speed and clothesline! Sami panics while Bryan fires himself up. Roman is on the corner again, and reaches for his tag! Bryan crawls, but Corbin trips Roman up, tot hen whip him into steel steps! Those steps are blasted apart and Sami loves it!
Nakamura swings one kick but hits the second, then hits a sliding knee! Cover, TWO! Bryan still lives and Sami is upset. Corbin position steel steps and drags Roman over. Corbin brings the other piece while Nakamura mugs Bryan. The ref reprimands Corbin, so Corbin puts the steps down. Nakamura whips Bryan, Bryan dodges to wreck Corbin with a dropkick! Nakamura rolls Bryan, but Bryan reverses into the LeBelle Lock!! Nakamura endures, but Corbin gets in to break it up! Corbin stomps Bryan then puts him in the kings’ corner. But Bryan dodges, Corbin slides out, but Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES Corbin down! And then SPEARS Corbin into the timekeeper’s area!! Indy loses their mind while Sami panics! Bryan gives Nakamura Yes Kicks! And the Buzzsaw! Fans fire up with Bryan while Sami is freaking out. But Nakamura knees Bryan first! And then takes aim, KINS- No, KNEE PLUS!! Cover, Bryan & Roman win!!
Winners: Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns, Bryan pinning
The Planet’s Champion pins the Intercontinental Champion! Will Bryan have himself a title match in the near future? Will Roman be able to conquer the kings and Team Flair alongside Team Hogan?
SmackDown has recovered! The move to Fox and the WWE Draft were some speed bumps in the road, but SmackDown feels like it’s back on track. Apparently Roman Reigns’ mission statement that it isn’t about titles for him now still holds true, since his title match with Nakamura was more about setting up some Crown Jewel story. That’s fine, actually, there needed to be more of that story on TV rather than online through social media. Rollins being out, Roman is a natural replacement for him, and we also hear that Mustafa Ali and Chad Gable are in. Now we just need Flair to announce his fifth and final man, which might come on next week’s SmackDown when he and Hogan meet face to face again. The main event tag match tonight was pretty great, too. Corbin and Nakamura are working well together, and it was great for Bryan to get the win. That way, it can be Bryan and Nakamura for the title, and Roman can focus on star power feuds instead.
I suppose they’ll have to refer to Gable as “Shorty G” now. It seems those rumors from some time ago were right all along. The irony is that this counts as long term booking. Gable had a quick match tonight for a good win, just didn’t think this name thing was real. Who knows where it goes from here. The 8 Man Tag tonight was a lot of fun, too. New Day pins Revival, that could bring us a new rivalry for them. The Crown Jewel Tag Team Gauntlet will be a pretty great match, and there are a lot of great choices in that match for Best Tag Team in the World to essentially replace that whole thing with Shane and Miz from last year. I would also like to think that if the winning team isn’t a championship team, they can use being Best Tag Team in the World as a way into a tag title match before Survivor Series. And then, while Strowman was of course going to squash whoever to stay strong towards his match with Tyson Fury, it is a bit of a shame it’s Gulak. Gulak was strong coming out of 205 Live but oh well. At least we got a giggle out of the PowerPoint Presentation making a return.
The best stuff tonight was probably the SmackDown Women’s Division. Miz TV was a really good segment, but Miz is always good on the mic. Bayley’s motivation was easy to understand, and her line, “Life sucks and then you die,” was amazing. It has been used so many times in so many things, and so it was incredible to hear Bayley use it. The Six Pack Challenge was pretty good, too, though I would’ve appreciated something more from Fire & Desire. Them working together is natural, but there should’ve been either tension over who gets a cover, or the reverse and they’re both too nice offering the other the cover to the point it turns into tension. But anyway, while I was expecting Carmella to play off the NXT “Baymella” days and have Sasha get in on the mix, I was pleasantly surprised to see Nikki Cross win this. This probably brings Alexa Bliss around into this to counteract Sasha Banks, a tag team match acting as a warm-up for whenever the SmackDown Women’s Championship match happens. Maybe the SmackDown after Crown Jewel can act as a pseudo-Evolution all-women’s show?
My Score: 8.6/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (10/3/22)
An extreme go-home!
Raw gets ready for Extreme Rules!
With Extreme Rules this Saturday, Bianca Belair and Bayley sign the contract for their Raw Women’s Championship Ladder match! But will The EST keep DMG CTRL under control?
- Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day; The Judgement Day wins.
- Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali; Lashley wins.
- Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control; Dakota wins.
- Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory; Otis wins.
- Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory; Braun wins.
- Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline; Solo wins.
- Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control; Iyo wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day!
The King of Lucha has so far failed to reach his son, Dominik. And the Phenomenal One has so far refused to give in despite his former friend, Finn Balor, reaching out to him. With an I Quit match between Finn and Edge this Saturday at Extreme Rules, will the Prince and the Punisher make Rey give up on Dom and Styles give up on his pride? Or will Rey & Styles get their pound of flesh before the Rated R Superstar gets his?
Before the match, the Judgement Day get mics as fans in St. Paul boo. Finn says, “Eleven years ago, Edge was medically forced to quit.” Rhea adds a sarcastic, “Aww.” Finn says against all the odds, Edge fought back with strength and determination, and he overcame and returned to doing what he loves most, and that is performing in the ring for all the fans. Priest says, “Let’s hear it for Edge, huh?” Finn says, “But as with most things in life, you can only outrun fate for so long. Judgement catches up to all of us. And at Extreme Rules, I am gonna act as the cruel hand of fate that reminds Edge he doesn’t belong anywhere near a ring that I’m standing in!”
Rhea laughs but fans boo. Finn says he’s doing Edge a favor cuz he’s a nice guy. Finn will beat Edge so bad that he’ll be down and out and he’ll be forced to utter the words, “I QUIT!” Priest tells Finn that he has to say, Priest is so excited to witness firsthand a beating so bad that Edge does have to say “I Quit.” And let that serve as notice to anyone that wants to step to The Judgement Day! They will always rise. And that goes especially for their opponents tonight, AJ Styles & Rey Mysterio. Fans chant, “Who’s Your Daddy?” at Dom but Rhea whispers something to him. Dom says, “I’ll tell you exactly who my daddy is, and it’s not Rey Mysterio.”
Dom tells “Jefe, I hate you. I hate you so much. You lied to me my entire life. And I have a new family now, thanks to the Judgement Day.” Finn says speaking of family, his old friend, AJ Styles! Styles, Finn could’ve ended you last night- No, not last night! Last week! He’s so mad at Styles he’s messing up! But Finn could’ve ended Styles but he chose not to. And do you know why? Because Styles is Finn’s friend. The offer is still extended. But trust Finn, he’s not a bad guy, so don’t make him do bad things! Or else the Judgement Day will start by opening up- Wait! Here comes Styles! The Phenomenal One and the King of Lucha make their entrances, and this battle begins!
Rey and Styles don’t wait for a bell, they brawl with Priest and Finn already! Styles whips Finn but Dom and Rhea get Finn outta there. Only for Rey to RANA him! Styles clotheslines Priest out of the ring to the SLINGSHOT FOREARM! Fans fire up as #REYJ stand tall already. Finn is seething as he glares at Rey but Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and the match is officially underway as Finn whips Rey to a corner. Finn snarls, runs in but into an elbow! Rey runs and RANAS Finn again! Rey then runs at the corner but is put on the apron. Rey GAMANGIRIS back, goes up top and SEATED SENTONS! Rey keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges and then tilt-o-whirl RANAS! Finn staggers to the corner and Priest tags in. Rey dares Priest to bring it, then goes after Priest at the ropes! Priest shoves Rey away, Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges but Priest avoids the crossbody! Rey flops, stands up, and Priest BOOTS him down! Cover, TWO! Rhea coaches Priest and he whips Rey into the corner.
Priest runs to back elbow! Tag to Finn, they mug Rey, and Finn snap suplexes Rey for Uno Amigo! And then another for Dos Amigos! Fans boo as Finn gives us Latino Heat, and he finishes THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO! Finn is annoyed but fans rally up as Rey stays in this. Finn drags Rey up, puts him against ropes, but Rey holds ropes to block the whip. Finn gets Rey loose to whip and slide him out of the ring! Rey hits the floor and Rhea is there to taunt him. The ref starts a ring count but Priest drags Rey up to scoop him. Priest fakes a Snake Eyes on the desk to SNAKE EYES off the apron!
Fans boo but Priest tags Finn back in. Finn waits on Rey as he crawls in. Finn stomps away at the ropes, then lets off as the ref counts. Rey crawls but Finn drags him up to snapmare and chinlock. Finn grinds Rey, leans on the hold, and fans rally up. Rey fights, throws elbows, and JAWBREAKERS free! Rey reaches out but Finn keeps him from Styles! Finn knees low, whips Rey to ropes, but Rey wheelbarrows and BULLDOGS! Fans fire up but Rhea freaks out as both men are down! Finn and Rey crawl, hot tags to Priest and Styles Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Then the SLIDING FOREARM! Priest flounders but fans fire up!
Styles clotheslines in the corner, fireman’s carries Priest, but he drops Priest as Finn gets in. Styles DECKS Finn, goes back to CHOP Priest, then he PELES Priest! Styles reels Priest in, but Priest shoves Styles and Finn holds the ropes open! Styles tumbles to the floor and the Judgement Day is back in control as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns again and Finn tags Priest. Finn scoops Styles, BACKBREAKER LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Rhea is frustrated but the count was fair. Priest clamps on a leg crucifix full nelson! Styles endures, pushes to a cover, TWO! Styles hooks Priest’s leg and rolls him, but Priest rolls through to DECK Styles! Priest stands Styles up, springboards, but into an ATOMIC DROP! And then Styles PELES again! Fans fire up and both men crawl again, but Rhea is lurking! Finn distracts and Rhea trips Rey off the apron! Fans boo but Priest drags Styles away to then LARIAT! Tag to Finn, he and Priest whip Styles, but Styles blocks a kick!
Styles sends Priest’s kick into Finn’s stomach, and then reels them both in for a DOUBLE DDT! Fans fire up as Styles, Finn and Priest are all down, but Rhea eggs Rey on. Then Dom stands in the way and eggs Rey on! Dom kneels and dares Rey to hit him! Rey says this is not the time. But then Rhea CLOBBERS Rey while the ref is checking Priest! Rhea dusts herself off and Styles sees what happened. But then Finn SHOTGUNS Styles down! Finn goes up top, COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgement Day wins!
Winners: The Judgement Day, by pinfall
Rey can’t keep focus with Dom in his head, and that costs the team! Styles is upset and Rey apologizes, but then Styles shoves Rey down! Dom may be in Rey’s head, but is Finn getting in Styles’? Wait, then Finn CLOBBERS Styles! He, Priest, Dom and Rhea all stomp away on Styles, and Finn keeps saying, “I’m your friend! I’m your only friend! Why don’t you listen to me?!” Fans boo but Finn drags Styles up, to feed him to Priest’s SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM!! If this is how Finn treats a longtime friend, just how far will he go to end an enemy?
Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley.
Kevin Patrick finds The All Mighty as he’s making his way into the arena, and congratulates him on his three month reign. A dominant US Championship reign, but what’s next? Has it been three months already? Well, Lashley’s legacy is solidified but he will not become complacent. He said it once and he’ll say it again: It isn’t the title that makes the man, it is the man that makes the title. So three days, three months, three years, his mentality won’t change. Lashley knew what it takes to get here. He’s been pushed by the industry’s best and he’s beaten them all. McIntyre, Reigns, Lesnar, and Rollins.
So what’s next? Lashley wants someone who had the same hustle and desire that he had to get here. Someone with that mentality is what Lashley is after. Well, then, Mustafa Ali has plenty of desire. But for some reason, he’s still at the back of the line, waiting to be called. But he is done waiting. Ali is done! He is stepping up to the front of the line, and he wants an opportunity now. Right now! Okay, Lashley sees the hustle, the grind. Just keep it up and Lashley will make sure Ali gets that opportunity. NO! Ali isn’t asking! He’s demanding an opportunity! Lashley says people are getting too comfortable disrespecting him. If Ali wants his opportunity, he’s got it!
Will the Beacon regret getting the All Mighty’s attention? Or is he going to make the most of this opportunity he made for himself?
Sami Zayn and Jimmy Uso are backstage!
And they’re cracking up about something. Something about the couch and the chair being on fire but Sami didn’t see it so he was still dancing. Solo Sikoa is there and doesn’t seem quite as amused as Jimmy by this story. Sami’s friend runs in with a fire extinguisher, asks where his dog went, and Sami says, “I’m right here.” HA! Jimmy wishes he was there, that sounded like a good time. But then Jey storms in and Jimmy clams up. Sami says hey, Jey. What’s so funny? Sami says it’s not that important. Right, y’all’re here having a good time when they’re supposed to be handling business! Jimmy says relax, they’re just joking.
Sami says no, Jey is right. This is business. The Bloodline has to let everyone know that next week, the Tribal Chief is coming as part of the Raw season premiere. Right! Sami says the Honorary Uce can lead by example. Let’s put some fools on notice! YEET! Let’s go! Oh hey, look here. Sami addresses the Street Profits and lets them and all of Raw know. Next week, the Bloodline will be here with the Tribal Chief, so prepare to acknowledge him. Montez Ford tells Angelo Dawkins, “Look who it is! It’s the Honorary Uce! The hype man of the century, Sami Zayn! Along with the Bloodline, walking around Monday Night Raw like they own the arena.”
You don’t own anything, Sami! In fact, there’s only two things the Bloodline needs to acknowledge, and that’s DEEZ- No, whoa, hold on. Don’t do ’em like that, fam. Jimmy says no, finish it. Deez what? Say something disrespectful and get two matching boots, Tez. He of course means the bad leg the Profits gave Ford the last time they faced off. Dawkins says Jey’s got a lot of bass in his voice. How about Dawks breaks off a boot in Jey’s ass? Solo has everyone step back. The Street Champion dares Dawkins to try that on him. Then say less, fam, Dawks will see you out there!
Sami says that’s good, see you out there, fam. The Bloodline’s Enforcer is ready, will he tear into Dawkins like he did Ricochet and Moss last Friday?
Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali!
The Rocky Mountain Machine has reigned for three months, and looks to keep going and going and going. But he won’t stand for those thinking he’s some big pushover. Will he turn out the lights on The Beacon? Or will Ali catch Bobby off guard here tonight?
The bell rings and Ali rushes to dropkick, but Lashley dodges! Ali crashes, Lashley fires off on him, then OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes him! Lashley aims and runs in to RAM Ali into a corner! And again and again! Then he turns Ali for a NECKBREAKER! Lashley then drags Ali up to suplex and hold him! Fans fire up for the SLAM! Ali grits his teeth but Lashley aims again. Lashley runs corner to corner but into a KNEE! Ali aims to CHOP! And ROCK! And whip, but Lashley blocks! Lashley whips but Ali goes up, only to get caught! Ali slips off and ducks to then SUPERKICK! Lashley wobbles, Ali goes up and up and leaps, FLYING DDT!
Lashley bails out and fans fire up as Ali builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit, Lashley hits desk, but stays up. Ali brings Lashley back but Lashley blocks to toss Ali in first. Ali KICKS Lashley back out! But Lashley drags Ali out to join him and LARIAT! Ali gets turned inside out and fans fire up as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Lashley drags Ali back up. Lashley elbows him in the corner over and over, then whips him corner to corner hard! Ali bounces off the buckles and hits the mat, and Lashley looms over him. Lashley drags Ali up to put him in a corner for more elbows. Lashley CLUBS Ali, whips him corner to corner again, and Ali bounces off buckles into the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Ali survives but Lashley keeps focus. Ali says, “I’m not staying down.” Lashley drags Ali up and bumps him off buckles. Lashley puts Ali up top, climbs up after him, and then brings Ali up. Ali fires off body shots and forearms and headbutts! Lashley falls!
Ali aims, and he 450 SPLASHES Lashley’s ARM!! Lashley writhes, Ali drags him up and CLUBS the bad arm! But Lashley shoves him away with the good arm. Ali SHOTGUNS Lashley into a corner, fires off on the bad arum, and runs, into a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!? Ali survives and shocks Lashley on that one. Lashley drag Ali up and gut wrenches him for the CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO?!? Lashley is growing frustrated with Ali, but Ali crawls and drags himself up. Lashley tells Ali to stay down, “You don’t want this.” Ali SLAPS Lashley! Lashley’s pissed now! Lashley TOSSES Ali out!
Lashley goes out, drags Ali up, and fireman’s carries to POST him! Ali flies away but Lashley refreshes the count. Lashley hauls him up again, and POSTS Ali again! Lashley refreshes the count again, hauls Ali up for a third time, and TOSSES him into the timekeeper’s area! Lashley goes into the ring to let the count handle Ali. Ali crawls, the count is 5 of 10, but Ali flounders. We’re at 8, then 9, but Ali is in at 9.999!! Lashley is more confused than anything! What is Ali thinking? Lashley aims from the corner, runs in, and SPEARS Ali!! But that’s not all! Lashley is going to teach Ali a lesson with the HURT LOCK!! Ali refuses to give up, but he fades out! Lashley wins!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission
Lashley has a mighty body, but Ali shows he has a mighty heart. Ali still lost, but did he at least win Lashley’s respect? Lashley goes back to Ali as he sputters around. Lashley drags Ali up, but SETH ROLLINS attacks! And CURB STOMPS Lashley!! The Visionary laughs as he drags Lashley up and CURB STOMPS him onto the belt!! The Visionary gets revenge for not becoming WWE United States Champion. And then just because he can, CURB STOMP for Ali to the floor! Rollins is going to hang around because he has a face-to-face with Matt Riddle, but there is a No Physicality Agreement in effect. Will the Visionary and the Bro stick to that agreement?
Raw returns with Rollins in the ring.
Last week, after Raw went off the air, Rollins instigated another brawl with Matt Riddle, which is why there’s the No Physicality Agreement, and why Daniel Cormier will be the Fight Pit’s special guest referee! But Rollins is all smiles as he says, “Well now that we have cleared Bobby Trashley from the ring, HAHAHAHA, we can get on with this evening’s festivities. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Rollins! And I am your host for this evening. I am a visionary. I am a revolutionary. I am Seth…” “FREAKIN’ ROLLINS!” “And this Saturday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I go one on one with the Original Bro… Matt Riddle.”
It’ll be in a match that is soon to become synonymous with Rollins. “Ladies and gentlemen, behold: The Fight Pit.” The narrator of this video package says, “As animosity reaches its peak and hatred goes beyond extreme, the endurance of one’s will is put to the test in one of the most barbaric structures in WWE History. No ring ropes, only steal. No doors, no pinfalls, no escape. The only way to win is by submission or knockout. A blank canvas built for torment, painted only by destruction and devastation. Where your only weapons are your skills and your ability to absorb pain. Toughness is showcased. Careers are altered. But in the end only one will have their hand raised in victory. But neither will ever be the same again.”
Rollins says, “Oooh~! The things I’m gonna do to Riddle inside the Fight Pit. I’m gonna show him what I just showed Bobby Lashley, what I showed Cody Rhodes, what the entire world already knows, and that is I am the most dangerous man in the history of this industry. But that’s Saturday, and we’re here in St. Paul tonight. And I’m scheduled to go face to face with Matt Riddle, so let’s not waste anymore time, Riddle! I know you’re back there scootering around, so why don’t you scoot you annoying face out here so it can piss me off in person.” Fans boo Rollins but “Bro…” Here comes Riddle!
Riddle has a mic to say, “Bro, bro, bro.” Rollins says there he is! No scooter? Aww. Well there’s the guy whose face Rollins will smash this Saturday. Come and pay your respects to the King of the Fight Pit! Riddle asks Rollins what he’s even talking about. Riddle needs to remind Rollins that he’s never BEEN in a Fight Pit before. Riddle has! Well Rollins reminds Riddle that tonight, there is the No Physicality Agreement. Fans boo and Rollins says he knows they want to see them fight, but if Riddle so much as lays a finger on Rollins, the match will be off. Riddle says don’t worry, he won’t put much stitches in that pretty little forehead.
Riddle is actually going to give Rollins an educational lesson on the Fight Pit. Because Riddle won’t just hurt Rollins, he won’t just beat Rollins, Riddle is gonna kill Rollins on Saturday. When Riddle beats Rollins’ lifeless body with elbows and fists and Daniel Cormier has to pull Riddle away and raise his hand in victory, the fans won’t be singing Rollins’ song, it’ll be “BRO~ OHHH~ OHHHHH~!” Riddle gets in Rollins’ face about it but Rollins laughs it off. Until the fans echo it! Rollins says Riddle has it twisted! Even though Riddle and Cormier come from the same place, Cormier isn’t on Riddle’s side. Cormier is a fan of Rollins!
But Rollins has to admit, “Bro,” Riddle has a nice signing voice. Does he sing his kids to sleep at night? “Oh… That’s right. You’re not allowed to see your kids anymore, are you?” Rollins laughs and dares Riddle to take a shot. Wait! He can’t! Because they have their big money match and Riddle needs all the cash he can get. Cuz let’s face it, child support can get expensive. Rollins laughs in Riddle’s face but Riddle tells him his breath is KICKING. But here’s a question for Rollins: When was the last time he held a title? Oh, right! Last time he even fought for one, it was against his boy, Roman, and he choked Rollins out.
Or remember when Rollins last main-evented Mania? Oh wait, he hasn’t. But his wife, Becky, sure has! And there’s a trend here. Seems Rollins comes up second to Roman, to Becky, and this Saturday, he’ll be second to Riddle! Fans fire up for that one but Rollins is fired up. They each dare the other to throw hands but Cormier pops in via the titantron! Cormier says enough. We’ve watched you two whine, argue and complain for months. Enough! This behavior has been insane, we’re all tired of it. The parking lot, the arena, all around the world! For all the people wondering, yes, this is Daniel Cormier. He is one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, he is THE Double Champ.
Matt, listen, bro. They go way back as UFC fighters. Rollins, Cormier has admired him from afar, ever since he won that first world title. But as the whole world is fed up, so is Cormier. Someone told them they’re in a Fight Pit, and Cormier’s down for that. He lives in the cage, he loves the cage. But there has to be a third man. Can’t be any ol’ ref, so WWE called ya boi, DC, and he will lay down the law to make sure only one of them makes it out of the pit and we put an end to this. That’s what Cormier plans to do. So no more yapping, go train hard and train smart, and we’ll see you both in Philly. Fans fire up for that, but Rollins flicks Riddle’s hat away. Who survives when it’s TIIIIIME?!
Candice LeRae comes across Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka.
They all say hey and wish Candice luck against Dakota Kai. Bianca wants Candice to make sure she shows Damage Control what the Poison Pixie is made of. Candice thanks Bianca and vows to do just that. She heads to gorilla, will she take control against DMG CTRL?
The Miz is on the phone with Maryse.
The Hollywood A-Lister tries to get his “beautiful, gorgeous, sexy wife” to hear him out. It is being handled. This B List horror film ends tonight. This lowlife has broken into their home, attacked Miz while wearing a hockey uniform, and cost both Miz and Ciampa the US Championship. Where even IS Ciampa?! But Miz is not leaving until he gets assurances that something is being done about “you know who.” Nothing, and Miz means nothing, will ruin his birthday next week. Maryse presents: The Miz’s Birthday Bash, Live in Brooklyn! And there will be no unwanted surprise appearances from “He Who Shall Not Be Named.”
But speaking of, Dexter Lumis is creeping in from the back door! Someone calls to Miz and he storms over, narrowly avoiding Lumis’ grasp! Miz tells the staffer to shoo, he’s on the phone with his wife. Miz gets gushy with Maryse about saying bye, but Lumis is still lurking. Will the Tortured Artist ruin things despite all of Miz’s preparations?
Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control!
Mrs. Wrestling, the Poison Pixie, came back with a strong win over the Almost SuperHero, and now she takes on one half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! Will Candice take Dakota for a Wild Ride? Or will #CobraKai be immune to sting Candice first?
The bell rings and Candice circles with Dakota. They tie up, Dakota gets around and she shoves Candice. Dakota taunts Candice then uses ropes as a defense. Candice backs off, but Dakota rushes in to waistlock. Candice switches, Dakota hooks a leg to trip her, and runs. Candice ducks the boot, rolls Dakota up, TWO! Dakota swings, into a backslide! TWO, and Candice arm-drags Dakota down! Candice has an armlock and she grinds Dakota. Dakota endures, fights up, but Candice arm-drags her again. Dakota is frustrated but Candice keeps on the arm. Bayley & Iyo coach Dakota and she fights up.
Dakota powers Candice into a corner, goes side to side, but Candice dodges the boot to bump Dakota off buckles! Candice snapmares and NECK SNAPS to then jackknife! TWO but Candice DROPKICKS Dakota down! Dakota goes to the apron, fans rally but Dakota avoids the shoulder. Candice avoids the boot to smack Dakota off the corner! Dakota falls to the floor and crawls to the ramp. Candice builds speed, but Dakota hurries out of the way. Candice frowns but she WRECKS Dakota with a dropkick! Bayley protests but Candice springboards to CROSSBODY! Direct hit and Dakota is down while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Dakota has Candice in a motorcycle stretch. Candice fights up and turns around to arm-drag Dakota away! Dakota staggers up, Candice RAMS into her, then elbows her! Dakota runs back in to BOOT Candice down! Cover, TWO! Dakota is frustrated but she slaps Candice around. She sits Candice up for Kawada Kicks! Fans boo but Bayley cheers. Dakota dusts her boots off to then scuff Candice around. Bayley taunts Candice that she’s gonna call Baby Wrestling, little Quill Gargano, and tell her mom’s gonna be late getting home. Candice gets mad and pie faces Dakota, but Dakota SCORPION KICKS!
Dakota puts Candice in a corner, runs Around the World, but Candice BOOTS first! Fans fire up while both women are down! Dakota flails and checks her nose while fans rally. Candice stands, she ROCKS Dakota with a forearm! And again! And then CHOPS! And ROCKS! And CHOPS again! Candice backs Dakota down with fast hands! The ref counts and Candice lets off in the corner, but fans fire up! Candice runs in to back body block! And snapmare to a step-up SENTON! Cover, TWO! Bayley and Iyo keep cool as they coach Dakota. Dakota shoves Candice, Candice tilt-o-whirls into an IRON OCTOPUS!
Dakota endures and DMG CTRL freaks out! Dakota fights to a corner and she RAMS Candice into buckles! Dakota kicks Candice, then runs in, but into another BOOT! Candice climbs up but Dakota BOOTS her! Dakota climbs up, CLUBS away on Candice, then stands Candice up. Candice fights the superplex, fights back and slips under, but Dakota holds off the bomb! So Candice YANKS Dakota into the buckles! And then hits a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Fans fire up while DMG CTRL freaks out! Candice crawls after Dakota, fans rally behind her, but Iyo distracts the ref. Candice goes up but Bayley trips her up! Roll up from Dakota, Dakota wins!
Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall
DMG CTRL snags one away from Candice and Bayley is all fired up! But will Bayley be able to maintain control of the situation with her contract signing later tonight?
Johnny Gargano walks to gorilla.
Wait, is that Lumis sitting on a trunk, petting an unconscious Miz? Gargano looks back, and Lumis is gone! Gargano pokes Miz and it startles Miz awake. Miz has a picture of Lumis and Miz at a birthday party. Gargano knows that’s not good. Miz runs away and Gargano just chuckles, “Oh, Dexter.” Gargano continues to gorilla, will he have the last laugh against the tree trunk known as Otis?
DMG CTRL celebrates backstage.
Bayley says tag team champion or not, Dakota’s gonna give- Wait, Sarah walks in to congratulate Dakota. Obviously, this is why Bayley wants Kai & Sky in her corner for the Extreme Rules Ladder match. And speaking of, the Raw Women’s Championship match- Bayley stops Sarah there. It took her that long to realize why Bayley wants “weapons” like Dakota & Iyo on her side? Sarah’s just as dumb as Bianca! Bianca only just realized the importance of allies. But this won’t ruin Bayley’s mood, because she’s gonna do Bianca a favor tonight. It’ll just be her and Bianca, but for the contract signing only.
Bayley addresses Bianca by looking right at the camera. Tonight, it will just be the two of them. “But remember: you asked for this.” The Role Model is going to play fair and square for now, but is she just going to turn up the heat at Extreme Rules?
Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory!
Johnny Wrestling helped Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre fight the Alpha Academy and the Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank Ever on SmackDown, and now things are 1v1! Will Master Gable’s Number One Guy crush Gargano’s Rebel Heart? Or will Otis have to take one #ForTheAcademy?
Theory joins commentary to talk down on Gargano but Gargano says he’s got his eyes on him. Gargano and Otis circle, Otis rushes in but Gargano gets around. Gargano throws hands, wrenches an arm, then drop toeholds, but Otis is way too stocky for that! Otis drags Gargano up, TOSSES him to a corner, but Gargano dodges to fire off more hands. The ref counts, Gargano climbs up and rains down fists. But Otis carries Gargano corner to corner to RAM him into the corner! Then he CLUBS Gargano down! Fans boo but Otis shouts, “For the Academy!” Gargano fires off hands but Otis shoves him. Gargano ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS Otis!
Otis stays up and comes back with the WRECKER ELBOW! “Who’s the man?!” Theory cheers Otis on and Otis goes back for Gargano. Otis drags Gargano up, bumps him off buckles, and CLUBS him over and over. Otis taunts Gargano, CHOKES Gargano on the ropes, and Theory says he loves it. Otis drags Gargano up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! Fans rally for Gargano but Otis looms over him. Otis drags Gargano up, gut wrenches him to a Canadian rack, and makes it a backbreaker rack! Gable and Theory high five, but Gargano endures and throws hands! Gargano gets free, goes to a corner, Otis runs in but into a BOOT!
Gargano elbows Otis away, then dodges! Otis POSTS himself! Gargano runs to LARIAT! Otis stays up, Gargano runs and LARIATS again! Nope, Otis is still up. Otis choke grips but Gargano ROLLING ELBOWS! Otis scoops Gargano but Gargano slips off to ENZIGURI! Otis staggers to a corner, Gargano runs in to back body block! Gargano runs again, but into a clinch! EXPLODER! Gargano is dazed and Gable says, “That’s my guy!” Otis drags Gargano to a drop zone and climbs up the corner, VADER FLOP!! Gargano gets up to BUZZSAW! And BUZZSAW! And SUPER- LARIAT from Otis! Theory says that is when you run into reality!
Otis trophy lifts, but Gargano fights free, DDT!! Gargano wants Otis to get up, and Otis sits up into the SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!?!? Otis survives and Theory is upset. Otis bails out of the ring but Gargano builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Otis hits the desk! Theory is upset, Gargano LEAPS the desk to CLOBBER Theory! Gargano fires off hands on Theory and fans are loving it! Gargano hurries up to the apron to TORNADO DDT Otis to the floor! Fans fire up but Otis is getting up! Gable distracts the ref, Theory SMACKS Gargano with the briefcase! Otis hauls Gargano up for the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Cover, Otis wins!
Winner: Otis, by pinfall
Theory screwed Gargano over, but he goes after Gargano more! So do Gable and Otis! But here comes BRAUN!! The Monster of All Monsters CLOBBERS Otis at the ramp! Then he runs into the ring, but both Theory and Gable bail out! Braun slides out and he catches Gable, to TOSS him into the ring! Gable’s been taking credit for Braun’s career, will Braun take all the credit for ending Gable’s?
Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory!
The bell rings, Braun sees Otis on the outside, and he TOSSES Gable onto Otis!! Fans are fired up with Braun and Raw goes to break!
Raw returns and Gable is in the ring, Braun dragging himself up from commentary. That was of course the doing of Otis during commercial, but that got Otis EJECTED! Gable goes out and stalks Braun. Braun stands up, Gable rushes in and KNEES Braun into the POST! Gable gets back in the ring, he lets the ring count climb, but Braun is stirring. Braun drags himself up at the barriers, staggers over, and he stumbles into the ring at 8 of 10. Gable CLUBS and KNEES away on Braun! The fans boo but Gable says, “A THANK YEW~!” Gable throws more hands, runs the ropes, but runs into a scoop! Gable kicks free, shoves and GERMAN SUPLEXES Braun!? Bridging cover, TWO!
Gable is shocked but we’re all shocked he pulled that off! Gable tells Braun to look at him. Gable runs this ring! He CLUBS Braun, talks more trash about it doesn’t matter how big Braun is, but Braun doesn’t embarrass him in his hometown. Gable SLAPS Braun down, and we see Omos and MVP watching this backstage. Gable talks more trash, but Braun choke grips! Braun has both hands now and he puts Gable right up top! But Gable gets a HANGING ARMBAR! Braun powers up to deadlift Gable. But Gable pokes eyes! Gable runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks a leg out! Gable climbs up a corner, he leaps at Braun and MISSILE DROPKICKS!
Braun is down, Gable goes back up, and he MOONSAULTS, but has to land out as Braun moves! Braun BOOTS Gable down! The shirt comes off, the fans fire up, and Braun glares at Gable. Braun reels Gable in, lifts him up, MONSTER BOMB!! Cover, Braun wins!
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall
The Monster of All Monsters puts away the Alpha Academy headmaster! But with the Nigerian Giant watching backstage, will Braun have to soon defend that title of alpha titan in the WWE?
Bobby Lashley finishes up with the trainer.
Lashley is mad but Kevin Patrick asks him about that blindside attack from Rollins. How is Lashley doing? Lashley is going to crush Rollins’ throat so we never have to hear that cackle again. And then, after Riddle beats Rollins in the Fight Pit, Lashley will finish Rollins off! Lashley will get Rollins next week on the season premiere, for the US Championship! No backing out, no excuses, no running away! Lashley gets Rollins in the ring to bounce him around like a pinball, then he’ll put Rollins in the Hurt Lock until he screams for mercy! Then Lashley will make Rollins pass out in the middle of the ring. That’s how Lashley feels. What will even be left of Rollins after this next week?
Corey Graves is in the ring.
He welcomes us all to this “historic moment.” There are ladders in the ring, but also chairs and the table for this contract signing. “It is the first-ever Ladder match for a women’s championship in WWE history.” So first, the challenger, Bayley. The Role Model makes her entrance solo, as promised. Then the Raw Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair. She is also solo, because she doesn’t need back-up to take on Bayley. Bianca and Bayley sit at the table and Corey says let’s not wait any longer. Let’s make this official with the contract. Bayley tells Bianca it’s just them, just like she asked. Is she okay? Does she feel safe?
Bayley feels great, really, despite not having her girls with her. But Bayley feels really good since DMG CTRL has done everything Bayley has said to a T. Her plan has been going really good and that clearly shakes Bianca’s confidence. But don’t worry about that, Bayley is doing this favor for her since Bianca’s dumb enough to accept a Ladder match for the title. But that’s fine, Bayley’s got her. Bayley signs her part of the contract and says, “Bianca, Bianca, Bianca. Look what your ego has gotten you into! I mean, I bet your ego makes you think that Bayley chose a ladder match because you KOD’d me on top of a ladder at Hell in a Cell.”
Or maybe Bianca thinks that Bayley has half the ego as Bianca and she wants to make history again by winning the first-ever women’s title ladder match. “But uh, ding dong, hello, here’s something for all you guys. It’s much bigger than that, okay? I think big picture here. The ladder is symbolic for my entire WWE career since the day I walked in. Unlike you, I’ve had to literally climb and climb and climb… *fake panting* And climb and climb and climb and try to the top. And in that process, I was you. Yeah, I was you, ponytail and all! You guys remember that, huh? Colorful sequins. And you see those little girls out there? That little girl I walked by on the ramp with the EST shirt, a Bianca Belair sign.
“You know what those signs use to say? Those signs used to say BAYLEY. They used to have headbands on. They used to put their ponytails to the side. But you know what happened, Bianca? Those signs changed. The T-shirts changed. And the cheers started to fade. They gave up on me, Bianca, and they stopped caring. And when they stopped caring, my whole career started spiraling. I started to fall further and further and further, and I had to do something to climb my way back to the top-” Bianca tells Bayley to shut up. Bianca signs her part, and it’s official. Corey thanks them both and wishes them both luck.
Bianca tells Bayley she just runs her mouth over and over again. Girl, UH-UH! Bayley has this chip on her shoulder that has absolutely nothing to do with Bianca. It might be really hard to see someone have everything you want, but comparison is the thief of joy. Bayley should never compare herself to Bianca, because she will never be Bianca, do it like Bianca or do it better than Bianca. Fans cheer that. Bianca says everything Bayley did didn’t work because Bayley was pretending to be someone she wasn’t. This is the real, authentic Bianca and that is why fans connect with her. Bayley didn’t “evolve,” she just became the real Bayley. And now she’s here showing us her real colors.
As far as her little plan, congrats, it took you a whole year to come up with a plan. But Bianca doesn’t need a plan, because she stays ready so she doesn’t have to get ready. Plus, does Bayley think she’s the only one that tried to surprise her at SummerSlam? You see how that worked out, right? But since Bayley likes plans, she can plan on still calling Bianca the Raw Women’s Champion after Extreme Rules. Well, we’ll see about that on Saturday, because DMG CTRL will disagree with that since they’ll be right by Bayley’s side. Actually, what’re they doing right now? What time is it? Because they were supposed to go get something to eat.
Oh no! Kai & Sky are attacking Alexa & Asuka! They already did something to Asuka’s leg and now they’re mugging Alexa! And then Bayley YANKS Bianca by her hair over the desk and she hammers away! Then she TOSSES Bianca back over the desk, to go after her more! Bianca bails out but can’t get away! Bayley whips but Bianca reverses and Bayley hits LED apron! Bianca bolts to the back, but Bayley laughs. Bianca finds Asuka and Alexa but the damage is done! The Empress of Tomorrow clutches her knee, will Bianca be down an ally at Extreme Rules? Alexa glares at the camera and tells DMG CTRL this is NOT over! Alexa VS Iyo, TONIGHT!!
Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline!
The Profits may be out of the tag team running while Ford’s foot heals, but can Dawkins unleash the Curse of Greatness? Or will the Street Champion of the Island sharpen his edge as he also prepares for Ricochet this Friday?
The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around in a deadlock but Dawkins powers Solo back. Solo turns things around to put Dawkins in the corner, but he lets off as the ref counts. Dawkins ROCKS Solo with uppercuts and haymakers but Solo ROCKS him back! Solo CHOPS Dawkins in the corner, ROCKS him again, then whips corner to corner. Dawkins goes up and over and keeps moving but Solo RAMS him! Dawkins RAMS Solo back, then hurdles over. Solo shoves, Dawkins handsprings and DROPKICKS Solo down! Ford fires up, Solo bails out and is furious! Sami tries to cool Solo off but Solo rushes in, but Dawkins DECKS him!
Solo gets up in a fury and he grabs a chair! This is just like SmackDown! Sami slows Solo and says not to give Dawkins a win like this. Jey tells Sami to back of, Solo’s his brother. Jey says Solo’s good, he’s got this. The Bloodline lets cooler heads prevail while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Solo has Dawkins down with a neck wrench. Dawkins fights up so Solo rains down HEADBUTTS! Solo clamps on the shoulder claw but Dawkins still endures. Fans rally and Dawkins fights up. Dawkins pries free of the hold to throw big body shots and forearms! Dawkins whips, Solo reverses and then SAMOAN DROPS on the rebound! The Bloodline holds up the fingers, #WeTheOnes, and Solo snarls as he stares at Dawkins. Fans rally for Dawkins but Solo throws haymakers! Dawkins wobbles on spaghetti legs, but Solo whips him for another SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Dawkins survives and Solo is annoyed.
Sami and the Usos argue the count but Ford defends that was two. Solo taunts Dawkins, “This is it? This is who you’ve got for me?” Solo steps to Dawkins in the corner, gets in Dawkins’ face, and says, “They call me the Enforcer!” Solo whips Dawkins hard into the corner! Dawkins falls to the mat and writhes. The Bloodline loves this as Solo looms over Dawkins. Solo drags Dawkins up to clamp that claw on again! Dawkins still endures, fans rally up again, and Dawkins fights against the claw. Dawkins throws elbows but Solo throws a knee! Then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Solo soaks up the heat as his brothers hold up the fingers.
Sami coaches Solo to keep on Dawkins, to show no mercy. Dawkins gets to a corner and Solo aims from the other. Solo powers up, “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP ATTACK!! Dawkins is dazed and Solo looks at him flounder. Ford coaches Dawkins to dig deep and fight, but Solo aims again. “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP- ENZIGURI from Dawkins!! Ford and St. Paul are thunderous as Solo and Dawkins are both down! Dawkins and Solo rise, Dawkins stands first, and he LARIATS Solo! And again! Solo HEADBUTTS! Solo whips, Dawkins hurdles and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up and Solo goes to a corner, CYCLONE SPLASH and ENZIGURI from Dawkins!
Dawkins reels Solo in, for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Sami gets on the apron, but then Jey tells him to get down? Jey says Solo can handle this, Uce! This all distracts Dawkins either way, Solo SUPERKICKS! But now the ref doesn’t see the cover! The ref hurries, TWO!! Solo is mad at Sami and Jey! They get down, Dawkins rolls Solo! TWO!! Dawkins dodges, and he POUNCES Solo out! Sami hurries to Solo’s side to check him and coach him, but Jey pulls Sami off Solo. Jey has his brother, but then Jimmy wants everyone to just cool off. Jey and Sami argue, Dawkins FLIES! Down go the Usos! Dawkins puts Solo in, Sami yells at him about the Usos!
Dawkins DECKS Sami! But Dawkins gets in for Solo to WHEEL KCIK! And then SPINNING SOLO!! Cover, Solo wins!
Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall
In the end, the Bloodline made it work! Solo gets the win and winning fixes everything. At least, it should. Are the problems between Sami and Jey going to persist? Will it end up costing the Bloodline big time down the line?
Theory talks with Otis backstage.
Theory is proud of Otis for doing exactly what he was supposed to in that ring. Wait, where’s Gable? Otis says hold on. He drags Gable up. Gable says he almost had Braun. Theory says Gable did good. But hey, they’re not done with Gargano. Next week, on the season premiere of Raw, Theory himself will take on Gargano, and Theory vows to put Gargano down. A-Town Down! Will the Youngest Mr. MITB Ever finally have his way and be rid of Johnny Wrestling?
“This version of Edge that you’ve seen since I’ve come back is pretty much Adam. More or less, the veil of character has been dropped, and I’ve been pretty transparent since I’ve come back. At 37 years old, I was told that I had to retire, forced to retire, I had no choice. Until I decided to make it a choice. Because I can’t quit. The lousy part is, by the time that choice became a reality, I was 46, and it was difficult. And it’s progressively become more and more difficult. Now I’m not looking for sympathy. It’s my choice. This is my freakin’ dream gig, I love this.
“But what’s become… harder… is the fact that it’s not just taking a toll on me now. It’s taking a toll on my entire family. And I didn’t have this family before. It’s harder to hide it from the girls when they can hear me coming down the stairs like a symphony of bones cracking in the morning. But maybe even more difficult is seeing the… doubt… Or maybe even the fear in Beth’s eyes. Because she wants her husband to come out of this whole, and I think she’s afraid that ship has already sailed. And maybe I’m… insane? Maybe I’m too selfish? Maybe I’m too damn stubborn, but those are all things that you need in order to succeed at the level that I’ve succeeded at this business. I can’t apologize for that.
“But that brings me to Judgement Day. I gotta give ’em credit. They’ve made it more difficult. No matter how many times I beat ’em, they always come back. They always pick me apart, knock me down, and it’s harder and harder to put the pieces back together to come back. But I do. And I understand that Rey wants to distance himself from this because of Dominik, I get it. And it’s my fault the Judgement Day even exists. So I know what I have to do, and my back’s against the wall. You can ask Foley, you can ask Taker, you can ask Cena, you can ask Orton, I come out swinging or headbutting or whatever the hell else I have to do to be a one man gang!
“So Finn, in an I Quit Match at Extreme Rules, you are facing something, someone that you’ve never faced before and you can’t hurt me enough. All four of can’t hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ You cannot physically hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ I hope you’re all ready for a war, because I damn sure am.” The Rated R Superstar has given his ultimatum, will the Judgement Day be the ones facing their judgement day?
Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control!
The Five Foot Fury is furious over what Bayley’s buddies did to the Empress of Tomorrow. Alexa’s been trying to find that spark to return to her old self, will this be just the thing she needs? Or will the Evil Genius have the same trick up her proverbial sleeve as Dakota did earlier tonight?
Raw returns and DMG CTRL make their entrance. The bell rings and the two rush in! Iyo DROPKICKS Alexa, fires off hands and knees, then whips. Alexa blocks, fires off forearm after forearm on Iyo, but Iyo shoves back. Alexa runs Iyo over, and again! And then hits a THESZ PRESS! Alexa rains down hands, then hits another THESZ PRESS! More fast hands, and then Alexa drags Iyo up. Alexa bumps Iyo off buckles, stomps a mudhole, then lets off. Iyo dodges the return, holds a leg and avoids the slaps to DRAGON SCREW! Alexa clutches her leg but Iyo stomps away on it! Iyo drops knees on the knee!
Kai & Bayley cheer and Iyo CHOPS Alexa. Alexa blocks the punch to ROCK, ROCK and SHOTGUN Iyo! Fans fire up and Alexa stands on Iyo at the ropes for a SKATEBOARD STOMP! The ref counts, Alexa lets off but runs in to KNEE Iyo against the ropes! Alexa then YANKS the ropes to bring Iyo down, and she drops INSULT2INJURY! Cover, TWO! Iyo is showing the toughness of a decorated champion, but Alexa snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Alexa drags Iyo up, dodges the Shotei, but Iyo uses the waistlock to HOTSHOT Alexa! Then a DRIVE- NO, Alexa avoids the dropkick! But Iyo avoids a wrecking ball dropkick to SHOTGUN Alexa again!
DMG CTRL are fired up and Alexa is down while Raw goes to break!
Raw returns once again and Alexa JAWBREAKERS then CLOBBERS Iyo! And again! Then mule kicks, but Iyo wrenches out of the DDT. Alexa reverses that to hit an STO! Alexa KNEES Iyo down, covers, TWO! Bayley & Kai coach Iyo but Alexa drags her up. Alexa whips but Iyo holds ropes to BOOT back! Iyo then spins Alexa around, underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Alexa goes to a corner but Iyo runs in, SHINKANSEN! Iyo then steps on Alexa to go up top and OVER THE MOON- FLOP! Alexa shows her resilience as a decorated champion, and she hits a DDT! Alexa drags Iyo into a drop zone and now she goes to the corner!
Fans fire up as Alexa climbs up, for TWISTED BLISS! But Bayley distracts the ref! Bianca yanks Bayley out to fire off! But Dakota joins in, Bianca gets 2v1! And sent into steel steps! But Alexa CANNONBALLS them both down! Alexa hurries back and climbs up again! But a SHOTEI stops her! Iyo then tucks Alexa for an AIR RAID CRASH! Iyo goes back up fast, for OVER THE MOONSAULT! Cover, Iyo wins!
Winner: Iyo Sky, by pinfall
DMG CTRL with another assist! They sweep the night, working together as a well-oiled machine. But then they mug Alexa! Asuka can’t help with her busted leg, and Kai & Sky fetch a ladder! Bayley beats down on Alexa, but Bianca gets in to fire off on Bayley! Kai & Sky RAM Bianca down with the ladder! And then Iyo keeps Alexa down, but wait! Asuka is still hobbling out here? On one good leg, she has a kendo stick to SMACK Dakota! But Iyo WRECKS Asuka with the ladder! Then Kai & Sky SLAM the ladder on Asuka! They keep it on top of her, and then bring it around to open it up. Bayley drags Alexa over to put her inside the ladder!
Bayley tried doing this to Shotzi on Friday, Kai & Sky DOUBLE BOOT the ladder to crush Alexa!! Fans boo as Bayley tells Asuka to stay out of her business. Kai & Sky stand the ladder up for her, and Bayley soaks up the heat as she says DMG CTRL are going to take over! Bayley drags Bianca up, stands her in the corner, and Dakota runs Around the World to BOOT Bianca down! Bayley drags Bianca back up by her ponytail and then hooks her up, ROSE PLANT! Bayley drags Alexa up, ROSE PLANT! Kai & Sky stand the ladder over Bianca and Bayley brings the Raw Women’s Championship belt up with her to the top.
Fans boo as DMG CTRL stands over their enemies, but will they be on top of the WWE after this Saturday? Or can Bianca prove she’s the toughEST and bounce back from this beating to beat Bayley back?
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (10/3/22)
Philly gets Elevated!
The Peacock and his Boys defends their gold!
AEW Dark: Elevation features the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions! But will Dalton Castle & The Tate Twins still reign in Philadelphia?
- Skye Blue VS Trish Adora; wins.
- Lance Archer VS Cheeseburger; wins.
- Abadon VS Abby Jane; wins.
- ROH Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear; win(s) and
- Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Gia Scott & Leon St. Giovanni; win.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tracy Williams; wins.
- The Lucha Brothers w/Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Deppen & Dante Martin; win.
- 8 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; win(s).
A really good line-up here, with the big attraction being Dalton & The Boys taking on Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder, aka Primal Fear. That’ll be a solid match that I will cover, but I don’t see the champions losing the titles. Good to see Cheeseburger but he’s gonna get eaten alive by Archer. And I like that we’re getting a full faction showdown of Best Friends VS The Factory. That’ll be a big win for Best Friends and they’ll have momentum going after Death Triangle for that feud.
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