What a fabulous quid pro quo!
Just when you think Tessa Blanchard is out of moves, she finds some new pawns to play. Will Lana Star and The Lioness end up being used like all the rest?
- Khloe Hurtz VS Sassy Massy; Massy wins.
- Chantilly Chella VS The Temptress w/ The Dagger; Chella wins.
- WOW Tag Team Championship Series: Team Southern Pride VS Fire & Adrenaline; Fire & Adrenaline win and advance to the series finals.
- WOW World Championship: Tessa Blanchard VS Faith the Lioness w/ Lana Star; Blanchard wins and retains the WOW World Championship.
PLAY BY PLAY
Lana Star heads to her car.
But someone might be out there in the parking lot with her. She disregards the noise she just heard, but then THE BEAST sneaks up behind her. “If you ever mess with one of my matches again, I will rip your face off. And you should think twice before getting cozy with Tessa Blanchard.” The biggest and the baddest just put the fear of The Beast in the Fabulous One. Will Lana heed her warning?
Welcome BACK to WOW!
David McLane introduces Jungle Grrrl, and she heads to the ring. Fans are divided, but JG is the #1 Contender. However, it was because of disqualification. JG takes the mic to make something clear: “A win is a win.” Tessa has to face the Ultimate Predator! The Born Legend heads out to the ring, and McLane says there had to be something between her and The Lioness helping JG win. Tessa tells JG that she’s already beat her once. And not only has she beat her, Tessa is the one who broke the 18 year undefeated streak, which only lasted that long because she had yet to face Tessa. And Tessa would love nothing more than to kick JG’s ass all over again.
But the fact is, there’s already a main event on the docket already. A bright, beautiful, talented, and athletic newcomer gets the shot of a lifetime tonight! As much as Tessa wants to face her, JG will just have to wait. And clearly, The Lioness is that contender tonight. Is there no end to the obstacles Tessa can put in place of the truly deserving Women of Wrestling?
Khloe Hurtz VS Sassy Massy!
The All Natural returns to WOW, as do her Ring Rats! But will Khloe find what really hurts is ring rust?
Khloe attacks Massy from behind! She clubs Massy down as the bell rings, and she mocks the party girl attitude. Khloe whips but Massy reverses and breaks free to kick a leg out. Massy runs to basement dropkick Khloe down! The Ring Rats rally for Khloe but the fans are with Massy as she corner to corner clotheslines! And again! Massy runs at Khloe as she’s down, basement crossbody! Cover, ONE, but Massy is on her with big forearms. Massy whips but Khloe reverses, then she distracts the referee as the Ring Rats trip Massy up! Khloe stomps Massy then drags her into a rather jiggly camel clutch. Massy endures so Khloe throws her down, to then knock her down! Khloe stomps Massy more, then chokes her on the ropes. The ref counts and Khloe lets up at 4.
Khloe rams her shoulders into Massy in the corner, then soaks up the heat as she walks corner to corner. Khloe comes back with a handspring back attack! Khloe goes again, but Massy dodges and rolls Khloe up! TWO, and Khloe kicks to run. Scissor kick! And a smothering sleeper hold! Khloe blows a kiss to her fans before slamming Massy’s head down. Fans rally for Massy as Khloe throws forearms. Khloe whips but Massy holds ropes to elbow back! Massy drop toeholds Khloe onto ropes to body attack! Massy then reels Khloe in for a big clothesline! Cover, TWO! Fans continue to rally for Massy as she brings Khloe up. Khloe resists with elbows then fireman’s carries. Khloe does squats then hits a Samoan Drop! Khloe drags Massy back up, for a torture rack! But Massy slips out, to the Complete Shot! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up more for Massy as she brings Khloe around for forearms. Khloe hits back, and now they brawl! Massy hits another Complete Shot! Cover, Massy wins!!
Winner: Sassy Massy, by pinfall
The second shot did the trick! Massy has her first singles win, and against a WOW veteran! Will this help Massy move up in the rankings?
WOW security spots something going on in the Team Southern Pride private locker room.
The Dixie Darlings have broken in! Still upset with Amber O’Neal and Jessie Jones over the misunderstanding made by Lana Star and The Lioness, Jolynn and Jolene root through the luggage of the Bullet Babe and Bardstown Baroness. They steal Jessie’s and Amber’s wrestling boots!
Chantilly Chella celebrates with Sassy Massy!
Yass, girl! That win was lit! Now it’s Chella’s turn to kick some ass!
Chantilly Chella VS The Temptress w/ The Dagger!
Will the party girls go 2-0 on the night? Or will the Vengeful Vixens redeem themselves from tag title series elimination?
The bell rings and fans “Whoop whoop!” with Chella, which annoys Temptress. They circle and tie up, and Temptress waistlocks to a slam! But Chella slips around to a wristlock and hammerlock. Temptress slips around to stand back up, then rolls, but Chella wrangles her back down. Chella keylocks and wrenches, but Temptress kicks and clubs back. Temptress whips corner to corner but Chella goes up and over, only to get a mule kick. Temptress clubs her more than throws her into buckles! Temptress whips Chella corner to corner but Chella hops up and huricanranas back! Temptress staggers into an arm-drag! Chella has Temptress in the corner, monkey flip! Fans fire up as Chella runs in again, but is sent flying off! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally but Temptress taunts them. Temptress kicks Chella down then grinds her into the ropes. Temptress lets up at the ref’s count, but chokes Chella in the corner! Temptress whips Chella corner to corner then runs in to hit a forearm smash! She snapmares but Chella is up fast to dodge the boot and roll Temptress up! TWO, and Temptress LARIATS! Temptress stomps Chella around then stands her up. Temptress scoops for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Temptress grins as she has Chella for a chinlock, but Chella has a ropebreak! Temptress lets go at 4, then chokes Chella until another 4! Fans rally but Temptress snap suplexes hard! Temptress knocks Chella down and wraps on a new chinlock. Chella endures, fights her way up, and fights out with elbows. Temptress clubs Chella down, then drags her up, to get a jawbreaker!
Chella runs, but Temptress scoops to a fireman’s carry. Chella slips out to fire off strikes! Big kicks and a front kick! The roundhouse is blocked but the sweep takes Temptress off her feet! Basement meteora! Cover, TWO!! Chella fires herself up again and runs corner to corner, BIG Shining Wizard! She rolls Temptress and climbs up, missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Chella keeps focus as she gets up. Dagger coaches Temptress up and Temptress elbows Chella away! Temptress grabs Chella but Chella elbows back! Chella hits a CUTTER! Cover, but Dagger drags Temptress out! Fans boo but Chella builds speed, to slide! Her dropkick misses, but Temptress’ BOOT floors Chella! Dagger again helped out, and the Vixens don’t care that fans are booing. Temptress puts Chella back in, and winds it up. Temptress scoops but Chella fights out! Chella dodges, SPINNER HEEL KICK! Cover, Chella wins!
Winner: Chantilly Chella, by pinfall
And the party is rolling on! If Massy and Chella can get it done in singles competition, is there hope for them when they return to tag team competition?
Jessie and Amber prepare for their match.
But they can’t find their boots! Completely unaware of what the Dixie Darlings did, they’ll have to fight in normal shoes! Will this inconvenience put Southern Pride at a disadvantage against their young upstart opponents tonight?
WOW Tag Team Championship Series: Southern Pride VS Fire & Adrenaline!
Jessie and Amber want to #MakeWrasslinGreatAgain, but can they do that without the right boots? Or will their veteran greatness shine though against these bright and rising stars?
Jessie takes up a mic to tell McLane to postpone the match. Someone is sabotaging them! This is an unfair disadvantage! McLane knows they’re good enough to wrestle no matter what they’re wearing. They could wrestle barefoot, even. Or in Jessie’s case, President Trump socks…? Well then this is a warning: if Jessie finds whoever took their boots, she’ll “beat the brakes of ’em.” Amber at least has sneakers on. But with that, the Florida-Georgia alliance makes their entrance, and fans are fired up for Fire and Adrenaline! The teams sort out, and this match begins with Amber and Fire.
Fire is confused about the shoe situation but she won’t look a gift horse in the mouth. She and Amber circle and approach, Amber kicks low and puts Fire in a corner! Amber grinds Fire into the corner, but lets up at 4. She grinds forearms again but lets up at 4. She throws more forearms then whips but Fire sunset flips! TWO, and Fire basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans are fired up for Fire as she whips, but Amber holds ropes. Amber kicks back and throws big forearms. Amber whips but Fire dodges and dropkicks Amber down! Cover, TWO! Tag to Adrenaline, who LEAPS in with a crossbody! Cover, TWO! Adrenaline drags Amber up to whip but Amber reverses, but Adrenaline tilt-o-whirl headscissors Amber to her corner! Tag to Jessie, but Jessie swings into a crucifix roll-up! ONE, but Adrenaline drop toeholds to a La Magistrol! TWO, and Jessie runs into a backslide! TWO, and Adrenaline sweeps to cover, TWO!
Jessie wobbles around but Adrenaline shoves her to the corner. Adrenaline fires off forearms and tags in Fire. Adrenaline whips Fire in for a corner clothesline, then Adrenaline adds a basement dropkick! Fire hits a boot wash! Adrenalin drags Jessie out for Fire to cover, TWO! Fire drags Jessie up and Adrenaline cravats. The two work together but Jessie knocks them away. Amber clobbers Fire from the ropes while Jessie throws Adrenaline down by her hair! Fans boo Grits ‘n’ Glam playing dirty, but then Jessie tosses Adrenaline by her hair into the corner! Tag to Amber and she drags Adrenaline out to a cover, TWO! Fire crawls to her corner on the outside while Amber rains down rights on Adrenaline! And then she stomps her out! Amber brings Adrenaline for clobbering forearms and a scoop slam!
Amber flexes before bringing Adrenaline up for another scoop, but Adrenaline slips to a victory roll! Jessie distracts the ref so he’s slow to the count, TWO! Adrenaline could’ve won right there, and Amber LARIATS her down! Fire protests but Amber clubs away on Adrenaline. Amber chinlocks and taunts Fire. Tag to Jessie, and Grits ‘n’ Glam mug Adrenaline with that SLAP! Jessie rams shoulder to shoulder with Adrenaline, and again. Jessie wrenches and whips, to clobber Adrenaline down with forearms! Jessie’s on that arm to torture it, but Adrenaline resists. So Jessie drops knees over and over! Jessie drags Adrenaline up, whips her into a corner, but she runs into a huricanrana! But Jessie still gets Adrenaline back to the corner to bump on Amber’s boots. Tag to Amber and she fires off forearms and stomps on Adrenaline.
Amber bumps Adrenaline on buckles then whips corner to corner. Amber runs into a back elbow! Adrenaline hops up and kicks Amber back. Adrenaline counter punches, then hits a tornado DDT! Amber flounders but Adrenaline is far from her corner! Fans rally as the two crawl, hot tags to Jessie and Fire! Fire rallies with big forearms and elbows! Fire wrenches, snapmares and SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Fire fires herself up. But Jessie throat chops! Jessie runs in but Fire puts her on the apron! Jessie slips on the apron and hurts her foot! Not having boots is working against her. Amber has Fire caught and tags in. Amber hits a clothesline then rolls Fire out. Amber kicks but Fire blocks to trip Amber up! The shoe comes off, and so Fire throws it at Jessie! Fire has a standing heel hook! Amber taps, Fire & Adrenaline win!!
Winners: Fire & Adrenaline, Fire by submission; advance to the finals
The underdogs put away the veterans, and are the fan favorites! They’re going to the final round! They are #OnFire! They said they’re going all the way, and they’re proving it here tonight! Fans are definitely ready, but will the gold go home with the youngest team in WOW?
Jessie and Amber regroup backstage.
Jessie’s ankle still hurts but she’s more upset about not having her boots. And she realizes it was dem Dixie Darlings that done it! “Gotcha~!” Jolynn and Jolene taunt them with the boots. Give those back! You cost them their spot in the tournament! The twins oblige, but Jessie did say she’d do what her daddy always told her. Time to break the brakes off these b*tches! Southern Pride deck the Dixie Darlings! Will Jolynn and Jolene think twice before pulling such a prank?
WOW World Championship: Tessa Blanchard VS Faith the Lioness w/ Lana Star!
The multi-faceted talent was impressive from day one, but she sold out when she replaced Amber O’Neal as the Fabulous One’s protege. But talents aside, the only reason she’s getting this shot at La Diamante is because of Lana doing business behind closed doors with Sophia Lopez and Tessa herself. The biggest and the baddest are still hunting down the Born Legend, but will Tessa get caught by her own schemes?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this main event begins!
Tessa and Lioness circle and tie up, and they go around the ring. Tessa breaks free, and seems mildly impressed. They tie up again and Tessa headlocks. Tessa throws Lioness down with a takeover but Lioness headscissors back! Tessa pops free and starts getting annoyed. They tie up again and Lioness shifts quickly between wristlock, hammerlock and headlock takeover! Tessa fights to her own headscissor, but Lioness pops out in return! Now Tessa is getting mad. The Lioness goes Matrix to dodge! They tie up again and Lioness headlocks. Lioness holds on tight as Tessa tries to power out. Tessa throws body shots and powers out this time, but Lioness dodges and whips to then follow and lariat! Tessa is up and angry, but Lioness turns her around to CHOP! Lioness knuckle locks and springboards to arm-drag!
Tessa bails out, floundering about after being thrown around. But Lioness runs in, only to get an uppercut! Tessa grits her teeth as she gets back in and drags Lioness up. Tessa DECKS Lioness with a forearm, then drags her up for another! Tessa whips Lioness hard into ropes, then dropkicks her back! Tessa goes to the apron to SUPERKICK Lioness back in! The ref reprimands Tessa but she drags Lioness up. Lioness fights back and runs, but into another lariat! Tessa wraps on a chinlock and wrangles Lioness down. She grinds Lioness into the mat and fans rally up. Lioness fights up and fights out, runs and ducks Tessa to ROUNDHOUSE her down! Tessa is dazed but Lioness can’t capitalize. A standing count begins as the two women slowly rise. Lioness is up first and stalks Tessa to a corner. Lioness brings Tessa up, whips, and rallies with clotheslines!
Lioness whips corner to corner for a big back attack! She rolls to hit a leaping elbow in the corner! She sweeps the legs and runs corner to corner, basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fans still rally for Lioness as she drags Tessa up. Lioness scoops but Tessa slips out! Lioness fights off the half nelson, Tessa blocks the boot, ENZIGURI! And DIVE! The Lioness roars and fans are fired up! Lioness drags Tessa up and into the ring. Cover, TWO! Tessa is tougher than that and Lioness grows frustrated. Tessa ROCKS her back with a forearm! Tessa whips corner to corner, but runs into a boot! Lioness hops up, Tessa kicks out her legs! Tessa runs in, DRAPING CODE BREAKER!! Cover, TWO!?! Lioness lives and Tessa is furious! Tessa scowls at Lana Star, but Lana tries to play innocent.
Tessa climbs up, leaps, but has to roll through! HEEL KICK! Lioness falls on the cover, TWO! Lioness drags Tessa up again, fireman’s carry, but Tessa fights out! Hammerlock, DIAMOND DDT!! Cover, Tessa wins!!
Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; still WOW World Champion
And with just enough TV time to spare to pick up her belt! The Born Legend manages to survive her third “contender” in a row, but now Jungle Grrrl returns! JG SPEARS Tessa!! And she claws at Tessa! The refs pull JG off and Tessa wants to fight! Fans are ready for this to go down but WOW has to go! Will things finally be settled in next week’s episode?
A pretty good episode right here. We get some pretty good though also somewhat filler matches to start the show. Khloe Hurtz (Katie Forbes) is back but clearly to put Sassy Massy over. Chella has a really great match with Temptress, but there wasn’t really much more to this than having the party girls get some singles momentum to stay afloat overall. I wonder if this is to keep them in the back pocket as contenders to the first Heel tag team champions. Fire & Adrenaline VS Jessie & Amber was a pretty good tag team match for the tournament, and it would seem with the rivalry of Southern Pride VS Dixie Darlings is a feud that will be on the side of the tag titles. I’m thinking Fire & Adrenaline are taking on the Monsters of Madness in the true finals, after Havok and Hazard get through the oddly Face Siren and Holidead. I imagine a great showing from Fire & Adrenaline, but in the end, they lose because Havok and Hazard are just too powerful.
We got another main event in 10 minutes or less, and they really wanted us to think they might bleed this over to next week’s episode, but obviously that wasn’t going to happen. However, they did cram a lot into this match, to keep with the trend of Tessa’s other defenses. Serpentine, Reyna Reyes and now Faith the Lioness have all given Tessa quite the match, with Lioness being the best of those three. WOW really does want to establish Lioness, she even had a good showing against The Beast. But of course, Tessa wins, so that she will inevitably have to face Jungle Grrrl and/or The Beast. I also enjoyed The Beast confronting Lana Star in the parking lot, I expect Lana having to pay for the dealings between her, Tessa and Sophia Lopez by way of a slam. And hopefully, we get another Triple Threat of Tessa, Beast and Jungle Grrrl that gets the time to truly, truly feel like a main event. Honestly, I feel like the season finale should just be the tag titles and the world title, each match getting 20+ minutes.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mathew’s AJPW Champion Carnival Results & Review: Day 4 (4/17/2021)
AJPW is back with Day 4 of the Champion Carnival and Mathew is back as well! Will Zeus stay undefeated? Check it out!
Hello everyone and you read it right, I have returned and ready to get the show on the road. I wanna thank Andrew for covering the first three days of the Carnival while I was on vacation while also dealing with laptop issues. Should be getting a new computer soon but in the meantime, gonna abuse this old laptop as much as I can till it happens. All Japan’s memorable time of the year, the Champion Carnival is currently underway and I’m here to take over the 6 remaining days.
It’s been a fun three shows so far and let’s see if the rest can deliver. Will Zeus remain undefeated?
Let’s find out as we…dive right in.
Star Rating System:
- 0 Stars: Dave Meltzer
- 1 Star: Vince Russo
- 2 Stars: Tony Schiavone
- 3 Stars: Eric Bischoff
- 4 Stars: Bruce Prichard
- 5 Stars: Jim Cornette
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Shotaro Ashino vs. Kohei Sato
Review: Time for our first match-up as Shotaro Ashino takes on Kohei Sato. Ashino is in a bit of turmoil ever since he lost Enfants Terribles and only has one victory under his belt while losing his first two matches. Sato has a steady record as he only has one win and loss under his belt, and a win here would put him in the middle of the rankings. Can Ashino win two in a row or does he fall behind again?
These two started with some chain wrestling but it appears to be a stalemate as they transition into a chop battle, where Sato is winning. I know Sato may not look like much in a physical sense but he can deliver some stiff shots to you, so definitely wanna be careful when in the ring with this guy. Ashino did try to make a comeback with a European Uppercut but Sato forearms him down. In the grand scheme of things, Shotaro being on his own is a much better path for him since he was mostly known as Wrestle-1’s guy and leader of this group, and now that he doesn’t have them and is now a babyface, it’s a fresher start for him to see what he can do on his own.
Sato appears to be heading towards Ashino and it was the opening Shotaro needed to hit a Dragon Screw, making Sato go down and this is where he will shine. Shotaro with the Gutwrench but Sato kicked out. Shotaro going in with the leg work to try and weaken it for the Ankle Lock later but Sato grabbed the ropes. Shotaro ran the ropes but Sato catches him with a knee to the gut, gaining control of the match once again while delivering kicks to the chest and midsection. Sato went for the Brainbuster but Ashino reversed it, hitting a German Suplex as he goes for the cover but once Sato kicked out, Ashino quickly turned it into the Ankle Lock! Sato would eventually get to the ropes and Shotaro is forced to let go of the hold. Shotaro tried to get the ankle again but Sato punched him in the gut and it leads to an exchange of blows till Sato won that battle, topping it off with a Falcon Arrow as Shotaro kicked out at two! It wouldn’t last much longer as Sato quickly picked him up to hit the Drill-a-Hole Piledriver, getting the victory over Ashino. I know people are frustrated with how Ashino has been booked since arriving at All Japan but all it takes is patience, he’s basically started over and getting the slow build back up.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter.
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Suwama vs. Koji Doi
Review: Time for our next match as Koji Doi takes on the Triple Crown Champion, Suwama. Suwama currently only has one win under his belt with two losses, so it’s a better record than last year but he still needs to find a way to get back up on the totem pole. Koji has the same record as the champ but a victory here would gain a lot of momentum. Will the champ prevail or does Koji pull an upset?
Loo at Koji getting the first advantage with a couple of shoulder tackles to the champ and oh wait, never mind, Suwama double chopped him and now has him in the corner. Suwama Irish-whips him into the corner but Koji reversed it as Suwama attempts a Lariat as Koji blocked it and hits his arm with a Codebreaker, turning it into a Fujiwara Armbar. After being forced to let go, Koji responds by stomping on his arm and having it through the ropes to pull on it. Koji Doi is someone I’ve always considered to be an underrated talent and glad he’s getting the opportunity on a bigger platform than Wrestle-1.
Suwama makes a comeback after hitting a flying shoulder tackle to get Koji down. Suwama then throws him into the corner to hit a Lariat before pulling him in for a Belly-to-Belly Suplex but Koji kicked out at two. Suwama called for the Last Ride but Koji was able to flip him over, leading the two to exchange blows until Koji tossed him into the ropes for a side slam. Koji delivered a Dropkick and would attempt to lift him but the champ refused to go up, causing Koji to just knock him down with a Lariat. Koji went for the Murder Lariat but Suwama catches him with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, then gets him for a German, and then a Discus Lariat for good measure. Suwama hits the Backdrop but Koji got up to fight through the pain but Suwama applies the Sleeper Hold and Koji is out, giving Suwama the victory!
Rating: Eric Bischoff
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Jake Lee vs. Shinjiro Otani
Review: Halfway through the day as Zero1’s Shinjiro Otani takes on the leader of TOTAL ECLIPSE, Jake Lee. Jake Lee has made quite the transformation ever since he turned heel and took Enfants Terribles from Ashino, he has developed a whole new persona since then and it seems to be the change he needed to show he’s a top star. Can Jake bounce back from his first loss or will he lose two in a row?
There appears to be an issue under the ring as the referee and announcer go check on it before starting the match, guess a bar or piece of wood popped out. Now the match is underway with Jake delivering some stomps down on Otani but would eventually get tossed over the ropes. Otani would deliver some stomps of his own after getting Lee back into the ring, just stomping away at him into the corner until Jake tripped him, delivering more stomps onto him. Jake is wrestling a completely different style compared to how we’re used to seeing him and it works for his new persona. He delivers it well and this whole tournament is a great way to showcase his new self. Jake delivered stiff kicks to the midsection and Otani would eventually catch his foot to hit it with an elbow and leg sweep him off his feet.
Jake grabbed Otani’s head and delivered multiple knees to his head but Otani would eventually counteract with a German Suplex. Otani went for a palm strike but Jake delivered a knee to the gut and then one more knee to the back of his head after getting him down. Jake delivered a couple more knee shots to Otani as he’s laughing maniacally to the crowd before he went to pick him up to hit his new finisher, the D4C, which is a delayed vertical drop Brainbuster. Jake crossed Otani’s arms while covering him and gets the victory. If this is how Jake Lee is going to be, this may very well be the trigger to make him the next Triple Crown Champion.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Zeus vs. Yuma Aoyagi
Review: It’s now time for our main event as Purple Haze leader and last year’s winner, Zeus takes on NEXTREAM’s own Yuma Aoyagi. Zeus is currently the only one that remains undefeated in the tournament so far and a win here would help secure himself closer to the winner of the tournament. Yuma only has one win under his belt but a victory here can stop Zeus and remain strong in the game. Does Zeus remain undefeated or will Yuma be his first loss?
It’s good to see that Zeus is still a snacc, Mathew likes. Yuma failed to challenge Zeus in raw power after being tackled down but Yuma could still try to outsmart him as he had Zeuss over the top ropes and Dropkicked him to get him to the outside. 2021 has been a great year for Yuma, winning the tag titles for the first time, delivering solid matches at the beginning of the year, this little resurgance this past year has been a big plus for Yuma since he was falling behind in terms of star power. They fight outside briefly but Zeus would deliver his beautiful chops to hurt his chest and tossed Yuma back into the ring. When you think about it, Zeus is still undefeated from last year’s Carnival as well, so has that undefeated Carnival record carried over from his victory to this upcoming one, so it makes sense for Zeus to look as dominating as possible during this tournament.
Yuma got back into it when hitting a Crossbody onto Zeus but would kick out at one. Yuma tossed Zeus into the ropes but Zeus would hit a Flying Clothesline instead as the two are down but Zeus is getting up first, lifting him up for a Bearhug and tossed him over. Zeus calls for the Chokeslam but Yuma fights him off, delivering an below to the face and as he ran the ropes, he ducked under Zeus to hit a German Suplex. Yuma climbed to the top rope but Zeus chops him before coming up to hit a Superplex as the two men go down. Zeus hits the Chokeslam this time and climbs to the top rope to hit a Frog Splash but Yuma kicked out at two! Zeus quickly went for the Facelock and looks like he could tap but Yuma had his foot on the rope. Zeus called for the Jackhammer but Yuma reversed it into a German Suplex but Zeus quickly got up to attempt a Lariat, however, Yuma ducked again to hit another German. Yuma has the End Game locked in but Zeus was close enough to grab the rope, and break the hold. Zeus went for a Lariat but Yuma ducked as they ran the ropes, making Zeus hit the Lariat this time as Yuma was turned inside out. Zeus went for one more Lariat as Yuma reversed it into a Crucifix Pin and gets the surprising victory over Zeus! Big win for Yuma and Zeus is no longer undefeated.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a half.
Overall: While none of the matches were mind blowing, everything was still solid. Nothing crazy or over the top, just solid and basic wrestling for this night. Hopefully tomorrow will deliver something different. We had two people in the top spot and two people who are one loss away from being eliminated.
Favorite Match: Zeus vs. Yuma Aoyagi
Least Favorite Match: Suwama vs. Koji Doi
Champion Carnival Standings:
- Zeus: (3-1) (6 Points)
- Jake Lee: (3-1) (6 Points)
- Shuji Ishikawa: (2-1) (4 Points)
- Kohei Sato: (2-1) (4 Points)
- Yuma Aoyagi: (2-2) (4 Points)
- Suwama: (2-2) (4 Points)
- Kento Miyahara: (1-2) (2 Points)
- Shinjiro Otani: (1-2) (2 Points)
- Koji Doi: (1-3) (2 Points)
- Shotaro Ashino: (1-3) (2 Points)
Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (4/16/21)
Will Retro take down The Premier?
Tony Nese defends that 205 Live is still HIS show!
The Premier Athlete says he IS Mr. 205 Live, but that could all change! Will August Grey lead the way for the purple ‘n’ orange?
- Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Jake Atlas; Atlas wins.
- August Grey VS Tony Nese; Grey wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Jake Atlas!
The Braggadocios learned savvy from THE Brian Kendrick, but in a roundabout way, the Muscle of El Monte learned aggression from The Psycho Killer! Who puts the lessons learned into practice now that WWE is past WrestleMania?
The bell rings and Atlas circles with Adonis. Fans rally as they approach, and Adonis gives a testing kick to the arm. Atlas shakes that off but Adonis kicks him again. Atlas eggs Adonis on, then swats the kick to wrench the arm! Atlas YANKS the arm, wrenches to an elbow breaker then clamps down on it. Adonis gets up but Atlas brings him back down. Adonis reverses the armlock but Atlas reverses it back. Adonis rolls Atlas but Atlas shifts right back to the armlock. Fans rally, Adonis fights up but Atlas shoves him away to then arm-drag on the rebound! Atlas grinds the arm, Adonis fights up, but Atlas whips Adonis to arm-drag again!
Atlas goes after the arm and wrangles Adonis back down. Adonis fights up but Atlas whips, only for Adonis to fake the arm-drag out! Adonis KNEES Atlas in the side, but Atlas shoves him! Adonis shoves back, they lock up and go around! They end up on ropes, the ref has them break. Adonis swings, Atlas ducks it but Adonis returns the favor. Adonis back suplexes, Atlas lands on his feet, slides under and runs, but into a LARIAT! Adonis seethes as he stalks Atlas to a corner, and then RAMS his shoulder in! Adonis throws EuroUppers, follows Atlas and throws more EuroUppers! Atlas CHOPS back! And CHOPS again!
Atlas CLUBS Adonis, CHOPS him in a corner, but Adonis kicks back! Adonis ROCKS Atlas in the corner, CHOPS him, and then whips him corner to corner. Atlas reverses but Adonis reverses back, only to miss in the corner! Atlas WRINGS the arm out, then goes up top! Atlas aims, but Adonis trips up the cartwheel! Atlas is stuck on the top rope, AIRDROP sends Atlas to the floor! Adonis goes out to fetch Atlas, and RAM him into boards! Adonis SLAMS Atlas’ arm into the steel steps! Adonis gets Atlas up an din the ring at 7 of 10, then covers, TWO! Atlas toughs it out and fans rally up as he crawls for ropes. Adonis gets the arm first, wrenches it, and uppercuts the triceps!
Adonis WRINGS Atlas’ arm in return, then covers, TWO! Atlas grits his teeth but Adonis is after the arm! Adonis wants a Fujiwara but Atlas turns it to a cover, TWO! Adonis still has the arm, shifts around and goes for the Fujiwara again! Atlas endures as Adonis bends the arm back, and he powers up to get around. Atlas throws body shots, Adonis CLUBS the arm, repeat! Adonis bumps Atlas off buckles, but Atlas elbows back! Atlas boots the clothesline away then back kicks, ax kicks and BOOTS Adonis! Adonis resists the waistlock and elbows free! Atlas EuroUppers Adonis, then rallies with clotheslines! Atlas spins Adonis to WHEEL KICK! Adonis staggers into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!!
Atlas couldn’t hold Adonis down because of the bad arm! Atlas tastes his own blood in his mouth but that only fires him up! Fans rally as Atlas climbs a corner, but Adonis intercepts with a forearm! Adonis goes up, he and Atlas brawl up top but Atlas ROCKS Adonis! Adonis comes back to ROCKET LAUNCH Atlas down! Atlas slowly rises, Adonis climbs up and leaps, BIG CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Atlas survives and Adonis is growing frustrated. Adonis kicks Atlas to the apron. Adonis stands Atlas up, rolls him through the ropes, TWO! Adonis back drops but Atlas sunset flips, TWO! KNEE TRIGGER! And a ROLLING ELBOW!
Atlas GOURD BUSTERS Adonis to the drop zone, then goes up top. Atlas hits the CARTWHEEL DDT!! Cover, Atlas wins!
Winner: Jake Atlas, by pinfall
It seems Old Man Ciampa’s lessons paid off! Will Atlas lift himself up towards a title opportunity now that Santos Escobar isn’t the champion?
August Grey VS Tony Nese!
#RetroAG finally got payback on Daivari Dinero, then was weirdly congratulated by him after defeating Adonis a few weeks ago. Will Daivari congratulate Grey again when he defeats Daivari’s fellow 205 Live OG? Or will the Premier Athlete prevent the new wave from taking over his brand?
Well Daivari is showing which side he’s on by accompanying Nese to the ring! Though he does get left hanging on that fist bump. Daivari joins commentary as the bell rings and Grey circles with Nese. They tie up, Nese waistlocks and slams Grey down! Nese then flexes on Grey, but fans are on Grey’s side as he and Nese circle again. Grey and Nese tie up, Grey waistlocks, but Nese hooks a leg to get the drop toehold. Nese floats to a facelock but Grey slips out to a hammerlock. Grey reels Nese in, Nese resists but Grey wrenches a wristlock to then headlock. Nese tries but can’t power out as Grey grinds him down. Nese tries again but Grey still holds on tight!
Nese fights up, powers out, and things speed up. Nese hurdles, Grey headlocks to the takeover! Fans cheer as Nese endures another grind. Nese fights up, powers Grey to a corner, and the ref counts. Nese is set free but he whips Grey corner to corner. Grey goes up and over and hits another headlock takeover! Nese pushes with forearms but Grey grinds the headlock. Nese fights up, fans rally and Nese powers out. Grey goes up and over again but Nese goes up and over, too! Nese does jumping jacks just to show off. Grey runs, into an arm-drag, but he gets the headlock! Nese rolls Grey off but Grey does the jumping jacks in return!
Grey side-steps Nese, blocks the hip toss and dodges the clothesline to headlock again. Nese counters as he back suplexes Grey down! Nese kicks and stomps Grey around, covers, TWO! Nese grows annoyed as he gets Grey up and kicks him in the stomach! Fans rally for Grey but Nese hauls Grey up in a pump handle! Grey slips free, drop toeholds Nese onto ropes, then dials it up for a SLIDING STRADDLE! Grey ROCKS Nese with an uppercut, then climbs up, SHORYUKEN from Nese! Grey is stuck on the ropes, Nese runs in to TOP SHELF KICK, to the fireman’s carry and GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Nese stomps Grey down and then looms over him.
Nese soaks up heat from the fans as he kicks Grey in the side. Nese whips Grey hard into the corner and Grey bounces off buckles! Nese flexes on Grey again and Daivari cheers the peak. Nese kicks Grey to a corner, Grey hits back with body shots! Grey throws haymakers but Nese hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Nese goes to a corner and unties a buckle pad? The ref stops him before he can finish, and Grey trips Nese up! Grey gives Nese a taste of his own medicine, catapult into that buckle! Roll up and cover, TWO! Grey CHOPS Nese, whips but Nese reverses to then slide and pump handle, for the scoop and DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!
Grey survives but Daivari says Nese’s got this. Grey gets to a corner, Nese storms over to give him kicks in the ribs! Grey throws body shots and forearms and a CHOP! Nese runs into a back elbow, Grey boots but that’s blocked. Nese throws the foot down but Grey ROCKS him! Grey runs to RANA, then CLOBBER Nese! Grey goes for a gut wrench, Nese back drops but Grey sunset flips! Nese rolls through to back KICK Grey down! Cover, TWO!! Grey survives but Nese puts on the squeeze! Grey endures, pries the feet apart but Nese shifts to a headlock. Nese knees Grey, then talks trash. Nese pushes Grey around but fans taunt Nese, “You Still Suck!” Grey CHOPS Nese, then JABS! CHOP! JAB!
Nese puts Grey in a corner but Grey dodges to CHOP and stomp away! Grey fires off hands, the ref counts and Grey stops at 4. Grey whips, Nese reverses but Grey comes back to LARIAT! Grey spins Nese to hit a jawbreaker, to NECKBREAKER! Grey handsprings and fans fire up with him! Daivari doesn’t like the showboating, but Nese throws Grey to the apron. Grey ROCKS Nese in return, then goes up top! Tightrope CROSSBODY! Grey rains down rights and then ROCKS Nese again! Grey hits the EXTRA LARGE BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Daivari says it takes more than that to stop the Premier Athlete, the 205 Live OG! Grey gets up, brings Nese up but Nese throat chops!
Grey gasps, Nese talks trash, and then Nese runs with Grey, but Grey blocks the hotshot! Grey shoulders but into a kick! Nese slingshots, into a HOTSHOT CUTTER! Grey gets Nese in, for another Extra Large, but Nese lands on his feet! Nese gets a cover, TWO! Nese mule kicks, front kicks, knee lifts and enziguris! Nese whips, uses that to slide, but Grey rolls through to SUPERKICK! Nese tumbles out, Grey DIVES! Direct hit and Nese is sent flying over the announce desk! Fans fire up and Daivari has to get out of his seat because of that. Grey gets back to the ring, the ring count is 5 of 10! It keeps going, 7 of 10 but Nese is still down. Will Grey learn from last time?
NOPE! Grey goes out at 9 because he wants to win this in the ring! Daivari brings up how that messed him up with Mansoor, but Grey tells him to shut up. Nese rolls Grey up, but Grey turns it around! Grey wins!!
Winner: August Grey, by pinfall
What was that about messing up? Grey won “the right way,” but Daivari says it was just dumb luck! Will AG keep getting the better of the OG on 205 Live?
A very fun, very good 205 Live to get back to new content after WrestleMania. Atlas VS Adonis was a very good match, started to feel like the early days of 205 Live that we just relived last week. Atlas and Adonis being names from Greek myth, I kinda want them to try being a team at some point. Though at the same time, that feels like something early 2000’s WWE would do and maybe it’s best if they don’t? Who knows, maybe give it a try, see if something comes of it.
Grey VS Nese was also really good, and the story that’s building with Grey and these OG is pretty good. Daivari on commentary was explaining how Grey winning against Adonis with the feet on ropes was a twinkling of him being compatible with Daivari & Nese, who are solidly Heel. But Grey resisting that and doing things the solidly Face way is a good story in itself, so I hope this is how Grey builds himself up to at least try for the Cruiserweight Championship. Grey’s got a lot of innovative moves, as well, so I’d definitely be okay with seeing him try those with Kushida, maybe even Swerve and Ruff.
My Score: 8.2/10
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