Who wins big in the Windy City?
For the first time ever, Survivor Series become a brand warfare triple threat! How will Raw and SmackDown fare with NXT in the mix?
- Kickoff Show – Cross Brand Tag Team Battle Royal: Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler win for SmackDown.
- Kickoff Show – NXT Cruiserweight Championship Triple Threat: Lio Rush VS Akira Tozawa VS Kalisto; Rush wins and retains the NXT Cruiserweight Championship for NXT.
- Kickoff Show – Triple Threat Tag: The Viking Raiders VS The New Day VS The Undisputed Era; The Viking Raiders win for Raw.
- Women’s 5v5v5 Elimination Triple Threat Tag: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown VS Team NXT; Team NXT wins.
- Triple Threat: AJ Styles VS Shinsuke Nakamura VS Roderick Strong; Strong wins for NXT.
- NXT Championship: Adam Cole VS Pete Dunne; Cole wins and retains the NXT Championship.
- WWE Universal Championship: The Fiend Bray Wyatt VS Daniel Bryan; Wyatt wins and retains the WWE Universal Championship.
- Men’s 5v5v5 Elimination Triple Threat Tag: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown VS Team NXT; Team SmackDown wins.
- WWE World Championship No Holds Barred: Brock Lesnar VS Rey Mysterio; Lesnar wins and retains the WWE World Championship.
- Triple Threat: Becky Lynch VS Bayley VS Shayna Baszler; Baszler wins for NXT.
- Final Score – Raw: 1, NXT: 4, SmackDown: 2; NXT wins Survivor Series.
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It’s the Survivor Series Kickoff Show!
Join Jonathan Coachman, Charly Caruso, Booker T and David Otunga in recapping and predicting all the action!
Sam Roberts and John Bradshaw Layfield are even here to talk about the action. The second-longest running WWE PPV will be the biggest it’s ever been with this “unprecedented” triple threat format! Shayna Baszler has a big opportunity but she’s coming off a big Women’s WarGames match. JBL doubts the Queen of Spades’ odds, but Sam Roberts is pretty sure she’s still the biggest name coming out of all of this. Who will be right and who will be wrong after that epic encounter?
Backstage interview with Paul Heyman.
The introduction was not good enough for him, so he gives his introduction himself. The Advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, just the order of things works better. Brock Lesnar VS Rey Mysterio, Miracle or Massacre. The underdog, Mysterio, holding his poor injured son, Dominic, after that beating to oblivion. Mysterio used a pipe to attack Lesnar, and now rumors abound. Lesnar isn’t at 100%, tonight is the night Mysterio pulls off the miracle. Or perhaps Lesnar is a miracle killer, and simply massacres Mysterio in ways the WWE has never seen before and will make sure we never see again. Miracle or massacre, wait and see.
What are the affects of WarGames?
After all the chaos and destruction, are any of the competitors in shape for tonight’s matches? The Undisputed Era, the members of Team Ripley and Team Baszler, Baszler herself! For that matter, Kevin Owens surely surprised everyone else, especially Team Raw. Will Seth Rollins be okay with the Prizefighter risking himself like that?
Shawn Michaels joins the panel!
The Heartbread Kid is here to reveal which five are on NXT’s Men’s Team! HBK first speaks to the game plan for tonight: survive and thrive. People are implying NXT are the odd ones out, the trouble makers, and that’s exactly right! NXT is ready, and they are going to pump some life into tonight! But given WarGames, they had to wait to see who was able to compete. Without further ado, NXT Men’s Team it is Damien Priest, Matt Riddle, Keith Lee, WALTER, and Tommaso Ciampa! That’s right, even NXT UK gets in with the WWE United Kingdom Champion! This group touches on what makes pro-wrestling great! With the leadership of HBK and HHH, will this quintet conquer Raw and SmackDown?
Backstage interview with Adam Cole.
The NXT Champion lost the WarGames match but how does that affect tonight’s NXT Championship match? Cole has been on all three shows and WarGames this week! He’s not 100%, but that doesn’t change that he’s Adam Cole, Baybay. Dunne may have been a dominant UK Champion, but he’s never had a week like Cole’s had. Dunne may be Team NXT, he’s going to be treated like Raw and SmackDown. You will see what a superior champion on a superior brand looks like, and that is undisputed.
Bayley talks to the panel via video call.
The Bad Bad Bayley’s game plan is to just take over. She will do the same thing she’s been doing for seven years: be a champion. The aggression first focused on Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler, but Bayley stepped out of the shadows. They call Bayley the underdog, and she bottled it up. It’s different now. Bayley is sick of it all, and she says Becky and Baszler have what’s coming to them, and it’s all their own fault. Which woman is more challenging for her? Neither, they’re the same. Pin one, submit one, doesn’t matter which, it is Bayley’s night. The favorite coming into this is the NXT Women’s Champion, how is the SmackDown Women’s Champions feeling? Bayley does respect Shayna Two Time for carrying on what she built. Bayley’s been doing this longer than her, but can she keep it up?
Kickoff Show – Cross Brand Tag Team Battle Royal!
Raw, SmackDown and NXT send in the best of their tag team division, but that world cup trophy signifies the Best Tag Team in the World is in this match! The OC, Street Profits and Major Bros of Raw, the Revival, Roode-Dolph, Lucha House Party and Heavy Machinery of SmackDown, and the Forgotten Sons, Breezango and Imperium of NXT are all in the ring, but who wins the first score for their brand tonight?
The bell rings and it is chaos! The Top Guys and GLORIOUS Show-Offs stay back and hit whoever comes close. They go after Fandango while other groups square off. Gran Metalik helps Lince Dorado stay in, and then toss Steve Cutler out! The Forgotten Sons are ELIMINATED! That was fast, guess they’ll be forgotten. But then Angelo Dawkins POWERBOMBS Lince Dorado out onto the Sons, Lucha House Party is ELIMINATED! Things are thinning out thanks to that, but Heavy Machinery is still too big for even two men to eliminate together. So it turns into four men! Tucker saves Otis from their fellow SmackDown superstars. Curt Hawkins tumbles out from the middle but Zack Ryder is sent out over the top! And he lands on Hawkins! The Major Bros are ELIMINATED!
Otis bumps Marcel Barthel but Barthel holds on. Fabian Aichner fights Ziggler off to go after him. Barthel saves himself while The Revival go after Tucker. The OC go after Imperium and Street Profits, but Otis bulldozes into Karl Anderson. Aichner has Ziggler, catapults but Ziggler skins the cat! Aichner goes after Ziggler but Ziggler drags him out! They’re both on the apron while Fandango goes after Tucker. Ziggler and Aichner fight on the edge with big hands and kicks. ZIggler headbutts Aichner, but Barthel gets Ziggler with a sleeper! Aichner runs in, but Roode intercepts! Roode body checks Aichner down, and ELIMINATES Imperium! And he SAVES Ziggler from falling to the floor! Roode-Dolph is safe, and they go after the Street Profits with the Revival.
But Otis drags Ziggler up for the spin cycle scoop slam! And off comes the shirt! Fans pump up with Otis as he hits the CATERPILLAR, only for The Revival and OC to toss him out! Heavy Machinery is ELIMINATED! The Revival go after Breezango while the OC beat down the Street Profits. Fandango goes out the middle rope, Breeze is thrown over the top! But Fandango keeps his friend in, with a princess carry! But then the Revival bump him off, Fandango is ELIMINATED, as is NXT! Now The OC and Revival mug the Street Profits. Dawkins helps Ford survive the double back drop, to double dropkick and ELIMINATE The Revival! The Profits brawl with The OC, but now Roode-Dolph helps out. Brand warfare doesn’t matter when they hate the same team. But then Anderson and Roode argue, and start brawling!
Gallows rocks Roode with an uppercut, Anderson helps out, neckbreaker back suplex! But Ziggler ZIGZAGS Anderson before Magic Killer! Roode dumps Gallows out but Gallows stays up. SUPERKICK gets rid of Gallows, the OC is ELIMINATED! Roode-Dolph regroups and stands off with The Street Profits! One Raw team and one SmackDown team. The two team start brawling! Roode knees Dawkins and whips but Dawkins holds the ropes. Ziggler mugs Ford but Dawkins boots Roode. Only to run into a GLORIOUS SPINE BUSTER! Roode and Ziggler work together, but the SUPERKICK hits Roode! Roode flops out the middle rope, but Ford throws Ziggler. Ziggler throws Ford instead! Ford holds on and punches Ziggler away! Into Dawkin’s SPINE BUSTER!
Ford goes up top, but Roode shoves him down! Ford holds on the ropes as he flounders about! Ziggler goes after Dawkins but is bucked off. Dawkins ROCKS Ziggler! But satellite DDT! WORLD STAR FROG SPLASH! But Roode throws Ford out, SmackDown wins!
Winners: SmackDown’s Roode & Ziggler; Raw: 0, NXT: 0, SmackDown: 1
And the blue brand is the first on the board! Is this the first of many for one of the OG brands of WWE?
Christian joins the panel!
He knows from experience that Survivor Series is the biggest stage for many stars tonight. He looks forward to seeing true champions and legends step up to the challenge.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Triple Threat: Lio Rush VS Akira Tozawa VS Kalisto!
The Man of the Hour is not immune to the brand warfare! This title has joined NXT, but it could leave the brand if one of the others wins! Will the red, blue or black-n-gold hold the purple belt after tonight?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this Cruiserweight crossover match begins!
Kalisto and Tozawa here fans cheering for Lio, and both take offense. They decide to go after Lio together! They mug and beat down Lio, then double whip him out of the ring. Tozawa rolls Kalisto, TWO! Kalisto is upset and the two start shoving. Then brawling! Tozawa clubs Kalisto and whips, but Kalisto tumbles out as Lio gets in. Lio sends Tozawa into Kalisto and rolls Tozawa up, TWO! Lio dropkicks Kalisto out but Tozawa whips. Lio redirects, Kalisto drags him out and throws him into barriers. But Tozawa runs in, to get a KICK! Kalisto clubs Tozawa but Tozawa shoves. Kalisto CHOPS Tozawa while having the knuckle lock. He goes up, Lio returns but Kalisto kicks him away! Kalisto springboard arm-drags Tozawa then kicks Lio again.
Kalisto goes corner to corner, shoulder tackles, but handsprings into a waistlock. Tozawa shoves Kalisto into Lio’s boot but then Tozawa goes after Lio himself. Lio punches Tozawa away and slips out to the apron. Kalisto runs at Tozawa but Lio bobs ‘n’ weaves to hit back again. Lio slides under Tozawa to go after Kalisto as fans duel. Kalisto full nelsons but Lio fights free. Lio whips Tozawa but Tozawa reverses, and Kalisto helps. Lio dodges them both, double back elbows take them both down! Lio covers Tozawa, ONE! Lio keeps his cool as he gets fans fired up for NXT. Lio kicks but Tozawa blocks. Tozawa flips Lio, fakes him out, and ROCKS him with the jab! Fans fire up with Tozawa but Lio slips out of the back suplex.
Lio runs in, Tozawa gets clear, Lio handspring kicks Kalisto away but comes back into Tozawa’s fireman’s carry. Tozawa TOSSES Lio down! Then builds speed, to basement shotgun dropkick! Cover, TWO! Tozawa keeps his cool as he drags Lio into the drop zone. Tozawa climbs up top and fans rally with “AH! AH!” Lio stops Tozawa with haymakers then climbs up to join him. Kalisto enziguris Lio and joins in now! Tozawa and Kalisto have Lio, they climb up to the very top, but Lio gets them with a SUPER DOUBLE SPANISH FLY!! All three men crash down and Chicago rallies up. Lio stands first and grits his teeth. Lio punches Kalisto then punches Tozawa, and repeat. Lio CHOPS, but Tozawa and Kalisto hit back! They work together again, but Kalisto turns on Tozawa! Lio heel kicks Kalisto! Fast hands on Tozawa, but Tozawa kicks, spins, slides under and GERMANS! Cover, but Kalisto steps on Tozawa to jackknife cover Lio, TWO!!
Chicago cheers as all three men are down again. Fans build to a rally and duel, but Kalisto is up first. The “Lucha! Lucha!” chants echo as Kalisto stalks Lio. But no Salida, Lio slips out. Kalisto ducks a kick to cravat Lio, and then he boosts off Tozawa for the SALIDA DEL SOL! Cover, but Tozawa uses a Shining Wizard to break it! Kalisto flops out and Lio is in the drop zone! Tozawa climbs up top, fans “AH! AH!” TOKYO TOWER SENTON!! But Kalisto breaks the cover!! Tozawa is shocked but fans rally up as Kalisto rises. Tozawa and Kalisto shove each other, then start slapping each other! It’s a SLAP FIGHT! Tozawa clubs away on Kalisto, but Kalisto dodges to SUPERKICK! Kalisto runs, handsprings, but into a waistlock! German, but Kalisto lands on his feet! SALIDA DEL SOL DOS! FINAL HOUR OUTTA NOWHERE! Lio covers Kalisto, Lio wins!!
Winner: Lio Rush, by pinfall; still NXT Cruiserweight Champion; Raw: 0, NXT: 1, SmackDown: 1
The NXT Cruiserweight title stays with NXT! The Living Piece of Gold helps the black-n-gold get on the board, is Raw going to be left in the dust at this rate?
Sami Zayn joins the panel.
They cannot talk about a Match of the Year Candidate match, Styles VS Nakamura VS Strong, without putting respect on the tone! Don’t treat this like it’s some other match. Realize the level of artistry in this match! Nakamura isn’t an artist, he is THE artist! Booker T doesn’t get it, so Sami wants everyone to “truly understand the caliber” of talent Nakamura is and has become. But surely Sami respects Styles and Strong, “on a certain level.” Styles is a great competitor, Strong is a great competitor, but they are not intellectual artists. It is not just something int he ring, it is a mind-set. You either have it, or you don’t. It is an intangible that you cannot measure. It isn’t just a bunch of tag lines, it is the reality! He may be underestimating Styles and Strong, but they’re underestimating the instant classic Nakamura will make this match.
But Styles was a world champion in the WWE, Nakamura has yet to be. Well a huge difference there is that Nakamura now has Sami in his corner. And when it comes to their past, it may have gone Styles’ way, but now Shinsuke has Sami, and he’s better than ever! Tonight, “you are going to see the very best of Shinsuke Nakamura.” The Great Liberator promises a masterpiece, but will it be a victory for the King of Strong Style?
Backstage interview with The New Day.
Kofi Kingston and Big E are ready for their tag team triple threat with The Viking Raiders and Undisputed Era. Kofi is a living get-well-soon card for Xavier Woods, but he wants to know what the other teams are like? Two teams that have tagged together for a long time all over the world, but you can’t forget ya bois, the SEVEN-TIME W, W, E, World, Tag, Team, CHAMPIONSSSUH! This will be a reminder that the New Day are the 483-day, WWE record breaking and “have been and still are” the GREATEST team in the WWE! Awwww~ Chicago~! Don’t you DARE be sour! Clap for this tag team champions match, and feel~ the power~!
Kickoff Show – Triple Threat Tag: The Viking Raiders VS The New Day VS The Undisputed Era!
The raid comes to Chicago and it collides with the Power of Positivity. But even after a brutal WarGames match last night, will reDRagon still #ShockTheSystem?
The teams sort out and one man starts for each team! It’s Ivar, Big E and Kyle O’Reilly at the bell!
Kyle kicks Ivar then at Big E! Kyle goes for a leg but Ivar smashes Kyle away. Big E shoves Kyle away and Bobby Fish tags in. Fish kicks away but gets double hip tossed away! Tag back to Kyle, and reDRagon work together, only to get run over by Ivar and Big E! NXT clears out so that WarBeard and Big E Langston can throw big hands! Big E dodges, and scoops Ivar?! But Ivar slips out to shove Big E. Big E bucks Ivar then hurdles him! Ivar rolls off Big E’s back! Things speed up, Big E runs Ivar over!? But Kyle comes in to attack with fast knees! Fish helps dump Big E out, but ivar gets Kyle in the Raw corner.
Tag to Erik and Kyle gets knees from both Vikings! The Raiders then go at Fish, hip tossing him in! Ivar scoop slams Fish, then Erik scoop slams Ivar on Fish! Erik roars but Big E tags in Kofi. Erik goes after Kyle but Kofi comes in to throw hands. Kofi whips and dropkicks Erik down! Kofi has Kyle in the corner with haymakers while the Vikings regroup. Kofi kicks and wrenches Kyle to bring him to the SmackDown corner. Big E tags in, then snapmares Kyle for Kofi’s Penalty Kick! Cover, TWO! Big E tags Kofi back in, and the New Day combines for a leap frog senton! Cover, TWO! Kyle writhes but is still alive. Kofi throws haymakers and brawls with Kyle, then kicks to whip Kyle out of the ring. Kofi mule kicks Fish away, but the Vikings return! Raw and SmackDown stare down as fans rally up, and the brawl is on!
Erik throws Big E out while Ivar has Kofi. Kofi slips out to swing kick, and Big E throws Erik into barriers! But reDRagon returns to whip Kofi. Kofi goes up and dropkicks back! Kofi puts Fish out, but Kyle catches the kick. Dragon screw in the ropes! Kyle climbs up top, knee drop! Heel Hook! Kofi flails and reaches, but Fish runs at Ivar, to get a seated senton! Ivar splashes down on Kyle! Kofi is free but Big E belly2bellies Ivar! Erik EXPLODERS Big E! Kofi hotshots Erik and kicks away. Kofi runs, but into a scoop! They end up in a corner and Kofi gives big hands to Erik. Fans rally up and duel as Kofi has to fight Kyle off. Kyle hits Kofi back and knocks him down. Kyle and Kofi kick each other on the apron edge back and forth. Kyle gets the edge, but Big E runs in! Kyle dodges and Big E flies out of the ring! Kofi rocks Kyle, Fish sweeps Kofi!
Ivar and Erik are on the apron now, and Erik scoops Ivar to THROW him onto everyone else! Fans are fired up as all six men are down! Erik drags Kyle into the ring, but both men are wiped out energy wise. Erik throws haymakers on Kyle against the ropes. Erik whips and runs Kyle over with forearms! He scoops Kyle up but Fish chop blocks Erik! Kyle boots Erik down, then kicks him while he’s down. Tag to Fish, but Erik ROCKS reDRagon! Fish throws hands back, but Erik grabs a leg. Fish gets free to give knees back. Erik holds onto ropes but Fish grinds his foot into him. Fish drags Erik in, tweaks the leg, then tags Kyle. Kyle kicks Erik and throws clubbing elbows and big knees into the ribs. Kyle runs to slide a knee into Erik’s ribs! Kyle hooks the legs up, figure four SNAP lock!
Tag to Fish as Chicago rallies for NXT. Fish drags Erik up, snap suplex! He keeps Erik from Ivar, too. Erik fights back with big forearms, and TOSSES Fish into Kyle! Fans rally up as Erik crawls for his corner. Hot tag to Ivar! The Warbeard back drops Fish! And sidewalk slams Kyle! Ivar runs to BASEMENT SPLASH! Fans fire up as Ivar starts a war train corner to corner! Clothesline after clothesline, but then Kyle runs in! Ivar sends Kyle’s knee into Fish! Spinning powerslam! Big E runs in, into a big heel kick! But Kyle and Fish get Ivar with kicks and knees! They double whip Ivar, Ivar tumbles out to forearm back. Ivar hurries to a top rope, but Fish gets clear. Ivar rolls through to tag Erik! SHOTGUN KNEES! Ivar runs in, but Kyle saves Fish from the bronco buster! Kofi springboards back in, into Erik’s arms! But Kofi slips out, to boot Erik back. Kofi double STOMPS Erik down!
Tag to Big E and Kofi climbs up, Big E throws Kyle overhead into ropes! And then Fish gets one, too! Kofi Penalty Kicks Kyle! Kofi hops over Fish’s sweep to kick him, too! Erik shotgun knees Big E! Erik smacks Kofi away, then goes after Big E. He climbs up top to rain down rights in the corner. But Kofi tags in and kicks Erik back! Big E has Erik up, Kofi joins in, DOUBLE STOMP DOOMSDAY!! Cover, but Ivar breaks it! Ivar runs but is sent out by Kofi. Big E tags in, Kofi builds speed, and Big E BOOSTS Kofi to take out Ivar and reDragon! Erik is back up, Big E SPEARS into him! They crash down on the outside! Chicago fires up as Big E gets Erik back in. Kofi tags and heads up top, but the other teams are regrouping. Fish stops Kofi, but it’s Kyle who shoves him down. Erik shoves Big E away, Ace Ten MAO!
Tag to Ivar, waistlock and springboard, LARIAT GERMAN! But Ivar can’t make the cover. Kofi swings, Trouble in Paradise hits a post!! TOTAL ANNIHILATION! But the Vikings stare down reDRagon. The chase is on! The Undisputed Era get in the ring as the Vikings get out and get them with fast hands! Erik fights as best he can, but still gets Ax ‘n’ Smash! And an Exploder from Fish! Ivar gets back up, but he gets a double kick sandwich! Only to power up!? He choke grips them both, but they both knee back! Ivar cartwheels out of annihilation! Ivar handsprings and double back elbows! Erik gets in, Kyle gets THOR’S HAMMER onto Fish! Cover, the Viking Raiders win!!
Winners: Raw’s Viking Raiders, Ivar by pinfall; Raw: 1, NXT: 1, SmackDown: 1
Things are all tied up after the kickoff show’s three matches! The only tag team to be champions in NJPW, ROH, NXT and Raw are the winners, but will their brand join them by the end of the night?
The landscape has changed forever.
Raw and SmackDown have been riding high for decades, but NXT is here to turn things upside-down! The “main roster” is a thing of the past, because the black ‘n’ gold is bold enough to say they are on par, no, BETTER, than their older sibling shows. Monday Night Rollins, The Big Dog’s Yard, and the once developmental brand turned wrestling phenomenon are going to showcase for the sake of supremacy! Who survives Survivor Series?
Women’s 5v5v5 Elimination Triple Threat Tag: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown VS Team NXT!
We open with the new take on an old tradition! It will still be teams of five representing the brands, but with a third branch added, that’s FIFTEEN superstars all at once! The Queen, Charlotte Flair, leads Natalya, Sarah Logan and the Kabuki Warriors. The Boss, Sasha Banks, leads Nikki Cross, Carmella, Dana Brooke and Lacey Evans. The Mosh Pit Kid, Rhea Ripley, leads Candice LeRae, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Toni Storm. Tensions are running high on these teams made up of rivals, but which fearsome five rises above that pettiness to score another victory for their brand?
The teams sort out, and with one woman per brand, it’s the Valkyrie, the Sassy Southern Belle, and the Lightning from Down Under! Lacey throws her skirt at Sarah and then boots her down! Toni brawls with Lacey, but Lacey throws Toni down by her hair. Lacey already dabs the sweat off her brow, but she turns into a double flapjack! Toni and Sarah double whip but Lacey holds the ropes. Nikki tags in just before Lacey is dumped out. Nikki fires off forearms on both Toni and Sarah! Toni grabs Nikki to lariat her down! Sarah gets around Toni to ripcord and Northern Lights! Sarah runs to cartwheel knee drop on Toni! Cover, but Toni gets loose. Nikki jumps on for a thrashing sleeper on Sarah! Sarah back sentons with Nikki onto Toni! Toni crawls while Sarah covers Nikki, TWO! Sarah covers Toni now, TWO! Back to Nikki, TWO!
Nikki headbutts Sarah and forearms, then runs to wheelbarrow, but Sarah blocks. Toni waistlocks Sarah, to German Suplex them both! Fans rally up as all three women crawl for their corners. Hot tags to Carmella, Io Shirai, and Kairi Sane! Fans are excited to see former friends meet again! The Stardom duo are ignoring Princess Mella, until she shoves Shirai. So Shirai and Kairi work together to club Carmella down! Mella hurries to tag Dana Brooke. Dana lets Kairi and Shirai tie up. Shirai headlocks, Kairi powers out but Shirai handsprings over. They go agani, Kairi goes up and headscissors Shirai down! Kairi runs to slide into a boot from Shirai! Shirai hits a basement dropkick to Kairi’s head! Shirai underhooks to lift but Kairi fights out. Kairi Alabama SLAMS Shirai! cover, TWO, and Dana rolls Kairi! TWO, Shirai rolls Dana, TWO!
Shirai whips but Dana reverses, Shirai ends up stacked with Kairi. Dana handsprings to elbow them both down! Dana climbs up and SmackDown is fired up as Dana hits a DOUBLE SWANTON! Cover on Kairi, TWO! Dana tags Lacey, and they double whip Kairi to double hip toss her. Dana handsprings to boot Kairi for Lacey to cover, TWO! Candice tags in to roll Lacey up! TWO, and Lacey SLAPS Candice. These two never did settle things from NXT… Candice fires off on Lacey! Asuka tags in, to hip attack Lacey! Candice uppercuts them both! Candice snapmares and sentons Asuka! She runs at Lacey, tornado complete shot! Cover, TWO! Tag to Rhea, and Chicago fires up! Rhea dropkicks Lacey out, but Asuka gets her for an armbar takedown! Rhea flails but Bianca makes the save!
Natty DISCUS lariats Bianca! Nikki hits the PURGE on Natty! Shirai dropkicks Nikki but Charlotte SPEARS Shirai! Candice dropkicks Charlotte, Carmella FABULOUS Kicks Candice! Toni German Suplexes Mella! Dana enziguris Toni, but Sarah GUT BUSTERS Dana! Sasha hits a BACKSTABBER! Chicago is thunderous as The Boss holds the ring! NXT and raw regroup, Shirai and Candice are down. They did suffer a lot of damage during WarGames, perhaps this is affecting their abilities now. Charlotte tags in off Asuka to stand against her fellow Horsewoman. Raw and SmackDown wait to see what happened with Team NXT. It seems Shirai and Candice can’t continue! Does that mean NXT is now down 5v5v3 already?
Rhea and her team regroup to keep going, and she again stands against Charlotte and Sasha, just like Friday. Rhea got the win last time, but things will be different in an elimination match. Surprisingly, Rhea tags out to Bianca! But the EST is ready, so the team captains tag out to Sarah and Nikki. Nikki leaps in and chops Bianca! Then she kicks Sarah into a neckbreaker! Bianca throws Nikki out but Nikki shoulders back in. Nikki slingshot dropkicks, then LEAPS onto Rhea just because! And trips Toni to go after her on the apron! Bianca grabs at Nikki but Nikki hits her away. Rhea puts Nikki on the apron for Bianca to use the ropes in the roll up! Bianca ELIMINATES Nikki Cross! NXT works together to get one SmackDown star down.
But now Carmella runs in. Mella-go-round headscissor for Bianca and a kick for Sarah. But Bianca gives Mella the Kiss of Death! Mella scrambles away and Sarah gets Bianca. Bianca powers her to a corner and rams in shoulders. She lets up but Sarah DECKS her! Sarah fights Toni and Rhea off and headbutts Bianca! Sarah throws Bianca out hard, and howls to the moon before hitting flying knees on BOTH Toni and Rhea! Sarah puts Bianca back in and climbs, but Rhea yanks her down. Bianca clubs Sarah and hip tosses her in hard. Bianca handsprings to knock Asuka away and moonsaults on Sarah, but Natty breaks the cover. Sarah knees Bianca down, covers, TWO! The EST is the toughest, and she dodges Sarah to DECK her!
Bianca steps on Sarah to go to the open corner. Bianca climbs up, and hits a 450!! Cover, Bianca ELIMINATES Sarah! Now it’s 4v4v3! But in comes Charlotte. Charlotte and Bianca each tell each other to kiss this, and then tie up. Bianca waistlocks but Charlotte elbows out hard. Charlotte whips Bianca in but Bianca elbows back. Charlotte clotheslines Charlotte but Mella rolls Charlotte! TWO, mule kick to FABULOUS Kick! Mella runs in but is put on the apron. Rhea distracts, Mella takes advantage with a knee. But Charlotte BOOTS Mella! Bianca rolls Charlotte, TWO! Bianca clotheslines Charlotte but runs into the backbreaker and BOOT! Charlotte drags Bianca to a drop zone and grins at Rhea. Charlotte climbs but Mella disrupts that. Charlotte kicks Mella away but Mella is back with forearms. Mella handsprings but the steiner is blocked! Mella fights, and SUPER STEINERS Charlotte onto Bianca!
Cover on Charlotte, TWO! On Bianca, TWO! Back to Charlotte, TWO! Back to Bianca, ONE!! Mella is losing her cool but fans are fired up! Mella kicks Bianca down then drags her away by the long ponytail. Bianca fights back, but Mella mule kicks her down. Cover, TWO! NATURAL SELECTION! Cover, Charlotte ELIMINATES Carmella! 4v3v3! Sasha gets in for SmackDown but Kairi tags in for Raw. Toni Storm tags in for NXT, and she circles with another familiar foe. Kairi kicks but Sasha sends it into Toni. Sasha knees Toni herself then runs, into Toni’s BOOT! Toni drags Kairi up and headbutts! Kairi back hands Toni down! Kairi prepares to weigh anchor, InSANE Elbow for Toni! Cover, but Sasha METEORAS Kairi! Sasha ELIMINATES Kairi! But Asuka is right in!
Asuka fires off on whoever comes close! Hip attack for Toni, pop-up knee for Sasha! Bulldog clothesline combo! Dana tags in and runs in to get a heel kick! Cover, Asuka ELIMINATES Dana! Now it’s 3v2v3! Charlotte tags in and Asuka didn’t like the timing. They start fighting each other now! Charlotte throws Asuka down by her hair! But Lacey runs in, only for Charlotte to counter punch and CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Lacey falls but Charlotte brings her up, Exploder into buckles! Charlotte kips up and fans “WOO,” but Asuka screws Charlotte over with the GREEN MIST!! Asuka even leaves, not caring to continue for Raw. Lacey hits the Woman’s Right! Cover, Lacey ELIMINATES Charlotte!
Natty is the last one for Raw, she rolls Lacey up, TWO! Lacey kicks low and whips, but Toni is back. Lacye elbows Toni but runs into Natty’s rebound sit-down! Toni basement dropkicks! Natty DISCUS lariats Toni! Natty rolls Lacey, Natty ELIMINATES Lacey! Sasha steps in as SmackDown’s last. It is 1v1v3!! NXT has the advantage just on numbers! And the fans are behind them, too! Toni brawls with Natty and Sasha! Toni brings Natty up to underhook, but Natty resists to trip Toni up. Natty gets the Sharpshooter! And Sasha adds the crossface!! Toni can’t take two holds, she TAPS and is ELIMINATED! Fans boo but Natty and Sasha dare NXT to step up. Bianca gets up but runs into a Boss level HART ATTACK! Cover, Sasha ELIMINATES Bianca!
Rhea is the last woman for NXT, it is 1v1v1 now! Natty and Sasha grin but fans are confident in Rhea. Rhea is confident in herself, even if the Boss and the Queen of Harts- Wait, Sasha betrays Natty! Sasha ELIMINATES Natty! Sasha wants Rhea all to herself. Rhea and Sasha are the last two, only one will be the #SoleSurvivor! They trash talk each other, and Rhea throws big haymakers! Sasha pushes back, but into an atomic facebuster! Rhea runs to dropkick Sasha down! Cover, TWO! Rhea pushes Sasha around, then drags Sasha up. Rhea whips, Sasha dodges, tilt-o-whirl, but Rhea blocks with pure power! Rhea suplexes but Sasha slips out to a sleeper! Rhea backs Sasha into buckles over and over, then snapmares Sasha off. Rhea runs in, but into a drop toehold! Rhea eats buckles, Sasha goes corner to corner, Meteora! And then more knees up close and personal!
Sasha drags Rhea out to a drop zone before climb up top. Fans are dueling, Sasha vows to end this. Rhea stands, Sasha leaps, SUPER METEORA! Cover, TWO!! It won’t be that easy to beat the inaugural NXT UK Women’s Champion! Fans are rallying again but Sasha runs in, Meteora to the back! Sasha brags for her brand as she climbs up top, and leaps again, but into a BOOT! Rhea covers, TWO! Rhea stomps Sasha and grabs the legs, ties them up for the Inverted Cloverleaf! Sasha endures but rolls to a CROSSFACE! Rhea scrambles against the Bank Statement, reaches for ropes, but Sashas switches to that side!
Wait a minute, is that Candice and Shirai returning!? Rhea powers up and Sasha tornado DDT’s! Back into the Bank Statement! Candice and Shirai drag Rhea out, but Sasha wrecks them both! Sasha realizes she’s 1v3 thanks to some trickery, but Rhea rams Sasha into barriers! Rhea rams Sasha into the apron, then drags Sasha into the ring. Rhea says it’s over, pump handles, but Sasha slips out to shove! Sasha blocks the boot to give a KNEE! But Shirai goes after Sasha from the apron. Candice distracts on the other end, Shirai missile dropkicks Sasha down! Rhea take advantage, pump handle, RIPTIDE!! Cover, NXT WINS!!
Winner: Team NXT, Rhea Ripley by pinfall; Raw: 1, NXT: 2, SmackDown: 1
Don’t trust a team coached by DX! NXT bends the rules and rubs it in on Raw and SmackDown to break the tie, but will NXT break through to win the Survivor Series?
Seth Rollins talks with Kevin Owens.
The Architect obviously saw his teammate at WarGames last night. He’s hoping Kevin can clear things up for him. It was a big moment, but for NXT. Rollins wants to know if his team is at 100%, and that means knowing Kevin’s loyalties. First off, that was about the Undisputed Era, not brands. And Kevin has a strong connection to NXT, he still loves NXT. But NXT doesn’t need him. Raw does, desperately. So don’t worry about WarGames. Tonight, KO is Raw. But Rollins questioning someone else’s loyalty? Do we need to remind him of his history? Shield fist. The tensions are growing, but will it all explode in the ring tonight?
Triple Threat: AJ Styles VS Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn VS Roderick Strong!
The Phenomenal United States Champion of Raw, the “studly” Artist Intercontinental Champion of SmackDown, and the Savior of the Backbreaker North American Champion of NXT. Who will be the best regional champion of the WWE?
The bell rings and the three are wary of the others. They circle and approach as Sami watches closely. Shinsuke knocks Strong down then fires off on Styles! He stomps Styles then knees Strong. Shinsuke whips Strong to kitchen sink knee him down. Shinsuke goes after Styles with stomps in the corner and then boots Strong down. Styles blocks a kick to fire back, but Strong clubs Styles. Strong runs into Styles’ dropkick! Strong flounders to a corner, Styles runs to clotheslines Shinsuke. Then he comes back for Strong! Back to Shinsuke, but Strong dodges. Styles boots, jumps, but into a backbreaker! Strong dropkicks Shinsuke down, then CHOPS him for a backbreaker! Fans rally and duel as Sami checks on Shinsuke.
Strong stomps Styles down, then runs to wreck Shinsuke with a dropkick. Styles is on an apron but Strong is there, too. Strong suplexes but Styles saves himself from the drop! Shinsuke is up but is sent into the apron, Styles sliding knees Strong down! Styles has Shinsuke back in the ring then kicks Strong while he’s down. Styles aims at Shinsuke and slingshots, but Shinsuke trips him up! Styles flops to the mat and Shinsuke rams knees over and over into him! Shinsuke drags Styles up into the corner for Bad Vibrations! Strong returns but gets kicked out. Shinsuke then drags Strong back up to suplex him up and in! Shinsuke goes back to Styles for a snapmare and knee drop! Cover, but Strong easily yanks Shinsuke off. Shinsuke stomps Strong for it, then puts Styles in a corner.
Shinsuke hoists Styles up, and hits the Top Shelf Knee! Styles flops down to the floor, so Shinsuke goes to Strong. Strong gets the fireman’s carry, gutbuster drop! Cover, TWO! Strong drags Shinsuke up for stomps, then CHOPS away! Strong half nelsons to a modified torture rack! A Bow ‘n’ Arrow even. Shinsuke endures as Strong bends him back2back. Fans rally up and Shinsuke elbows out, only for Strong to make it a gutbuster! Styles clamps onto Strong with a sleeper hold! Strong flails and endures but Styles smothers him with his body weight. Strong keeps fighting but Styles hooks the face. No disqualifications so he isn’t in trouble for it. Styles sees Shinsuke coming and throws Strong into him! Then back to the sleeper! Strong fades as Styles wrenches and thrashes, but Strong revives. Sami coaches Shinsuke up like a good corner man, and fans rally.
Strong gets up to fight out against Styles. Strong arm-drags Styles away then throws big haymakers. He hits Shinsuke with those, too, and then CHOPS Shinsuke down. Strong dodges Styles, leaping lariat sends Styles rolling! Big knee against the ropes! Shinsuke swings a kick, into another backbreaker! Strong gives Styles endless side2side forearms! And then a big facebuster! Cover, TWO! Strong grows a bit frustrated, drags Styles up, and suplexes, but Styles slips out. Styles decks Strong, CHOPS Shinsuke, repeat! But then Strong knocks Styles into Shinsuke, and whips Styles the other way. Styles elbows Strong away, hops up, moonsault into the dragon sleeper! Strong snapmares out, monkey flips Styles, Styles lands on his feet, to get a DYNAMIC ENTRY! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives and Strong brawls with Shinsuke! Sami cheers as Shinsuke gets a strike fest, ax kick, sliding knee! Cover, but Styles is right there and breaks it! Chicago loves “All These Guys!”
Shinsuke hits Styles, but Styles scoops to an inverted DDT! Cover, TWO! Styles drags Shinsuke into the Clash but gets powered to a corner. Shinsuke runs in, but Styles rolls. No Calf Crusher, but there is an USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Styles was close, but he kicks Strong while he’s down. Styles drags Shinsuke back into position, lifts, but Strong dropkicks the Clash apart! Sami gets Shinsuke to safety so no one can cover him! Strong drags Styles up but Styles swings, into an OLYMPIC SLAM! But Strong holds on, butterfly POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Strong can’t believe he didn’t get it there! Strong drags Styles up again while Sami helps Shinsuke recover. Strong CHOPS Styles in a corner and Styles sits down. Strong stomps a mudhole into Styles, then drags him up to the top rope.
Fans rally and duel as Strong climbs up to join Styles. Shinsuke returns to add on! Strong fights Shinsuke off, but Styles slips out to turn things around! Electric Chair, and Shinsuke is up, DYNAMIC DOOMSDAY!! But no one comes away unscathed, Shinsuke has a rough landing onto Strong’s leg! All three men are down and fans are rallying as Shinsuke covers on Strong, but Styles yanks Shinsuke off to bump him off buckles. Shinsuke puts Styles on the apron, dodges the forearm and ROUNDHOUSES Styles down! Shinsuke aims at Strong, YAO! But Styles anchors a foot! Sami goes after Styles, putting him into the post! STRONG KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Sami is relieved but still biting his fingernails as Shinsuke survives. Strong grits his teeth and clutches his leg, but he still gets Shinsuke back up. Shinsuke blocks the suplex and fireman’s carries, GO TO SLEEP!
Shinsuke aims from the corner, YAO! But Styles uses Strong for a launching pad, Phenomenal Forearm! Strong back elbows Styles, Shinsuke enziguris Strong! Shinsuke kicks Styles but Strong boots and enziguris Shinsuke. Styles back hands and LARIATS Strong, Shinsuke hits a backstabber! Shinsuke has Strong, Inverted Exploder throws Strong onto Styles’ head! Shinsuke judo throws Strong and hits KINSHASA!! Cover, but Styles breaks it in time!! Sami is furious as this isn’t over yet! Strong flops out of the ring, Styles and Shinsuke flounder. Chicago figures they should just “Fight Forever!” Styles and Shinsuke stand, and Shinsuke says, “C’MON!!” They fire off fast hands! Strike fest meets Phenomenal Blitz, but Shinsuke hits the heel kick! Styles hits the PELE!
Shinsuke staggers back, Styles runs in but gets a boot. Shinsuke is up, FLYING KNEE! Shinsuke drags Styles up to the fireman’s carry, LANDSLIDE DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Sami is getting heated as Shinsuke aims from the corner again. Sami rallies the fans, but Styles rolls Shinsuke up! ONE, into the Clash, but Shinsuke fights out. Styles boots back, forearms again, and then springboards, PHENOMENAL FOREARM! But Strong tosses Styles out and covers Shinsuke, Strong wins!!
Winner: NXT’s Roderick Strong, by pinfall; Raw: 1, NXT: 3, SmackDown: 1
Opportunistic? Brilliant? No, that was Undisputed. The North American Champion outsmarts the Phenomenal United States Champion and studly Intercontinental Champion. NXT is running away with this, but will they still be leading by the end of the night?
The Miz talks to Daniel Bryan.
The A-Lister knows they don’t get along. But they’re family men and professionals who have faced the best of the best. There are normal competitors, and then there’s The Fiend. The Miz can’t describe what happened, but he has that feeling stuck in him. It was like pure evil. Something that can’t be stopped. For Bryan’s sake, for Miz’s sake, for their families and for the WWE Universe, Bryan needs to put a stop to The Fiend. Bryan simply tells Miz to go away. Miz means well but Bryan is too focused. Will that be his downfall against the living nightmare that is Bray Wyatt?
NXT Championship: Adam Cole VS Pete Dunne!
This is not a brand supremacy match, but a supremacy on a brand match. The Bruiserweight wants to make history by being the first man to have been WWE United Kingdom and NXT Champion in his career, but he’ll have to do that against the workhorse of the black ‘n’ gold. Will more history be made on an already historic night?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this purely NXT match begins!
Dunne and Cole sport tap wrapped around their most vulnerable limbs. They tie up, Dunne gets Cole down and tortures the hand! Cole gets up and spins through to then wrench back. Dunne rolls, handsprings and wrenches back, but Cole still gets a headlock. Dunne powers out, ducks down then hops over to duck down again and clothesline Cole down! Cole clutches the bad ribs but Dunne is after his arms instead. Dunne hammerlocks one and tortures the other now, going after the fingers and wrist! Dunne then shifts to the right arm, hammerlocks that on the mat, and STOMPS! Cole scrambles away but Dunne heads out after him. Dunne CHOPS Cole then takes an arm and brings it to the steel steps. Dunne hammerlocks and STOMPS the arm!
Fans cheer for Dunne’s savagery as he goes after Cole. Cole pushes Dunne to a corner, Dunne pushes him away and hops up, but Cole kicks out the legs! Dunne tumbles to the mat with the bad leg and Cole gets away to breathe. Cole stomps Dunne’s bad legs and then stomps his chest and face! The ref backs Cole off and Dunne kicks back. Cole turns Dunne around to hit a neckbreaker! Cole goes after the bad leg with stomps and a standing kneebar. Dunne clubs at the hands and Cole lets go, only to stomp the leg again. Dunne CHOPS Cole, Cole dropkicks the bad leg out! Dunne writhes but Cole tells him, “NXT’s mine, you chump.” Cole drags Dunne up but Dunne hits back. Cole knees low, but Dunne X-PLEXES! Fans rally and duel as Dunne clutches the bad leg again.
Cole is up but Dunne fires off fast hands! Cole swings, misses, Dunne CHOPS away! Dunne whips corner to corner, Cole reverses, but Dunne manages to go up and over and enziguri! Dunne German Suplexes Cole, and stomps the hands! BUZZSAW! Dunne lifts Cole, POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Cole barely gets out with those bad ribs, but he did get out. Cole rolls out of the ring but Dunne goes to the corner. Fans rally and duel as Dunne is up top, SUPER MOONSAULT! That proves double-edged given the bad knee and both men are down on the outside. The ref starts a ten count but Dunne gets Cole in at 6. Dunne is in at 7, falls for the fake out to mule kick! Cole German Suplexes but Dunne lands on his feet, to buzzsaw kick again!
Dunne drags Cole to a drop zone and climbs up top again. But that bad leg slows him down, and Dunne moonsaults onto knees! LAST SHOT SHINING WIZARD!! Cover, TWO!?! The Last Shot wasn’t the last one after all, but Cole isn’t done yet. Cole goes to a corner and climbs up. Dunne slowly stands, Cole leaps, but no Sunrise for him. Dunne ROCKS Cole, but Cole BOOTS back! Dunne LARIATS Cole inside-out! Then Dunne drags Cole up, but Cole hits LAST SHOT USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!?! Dunne survives both Last Shots, new and old, but Cole isn’t going to stop there. Dunne slowly rises as fans rally up, and Cole vows this will be it. But Dunne ducks the Last Shot to get a takedown! Cole resists the armbar, rolls Dunne up, TWO!
Dunne has an arm, ducks a kick, pump handle, BITTER END!! Cover, TWO!?! If the Last Shot isn’t the last, then this isn’t the end, either! Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” Dunne kicks Cole from the mat and then as he stands. Cole hits back with haymakers and forearms, but Dunne CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then a forearm! Cole enziguris back! Dunne enziguris, too! Dunne runs, goes up and over, into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Chicago is coming alive for “NXT! NXT!” Cole heads back to the corner as fans declare “This is Awesome!” Dunne rises, Cole aims, but no Sunrise with that BIG right! Dunne drags Cole up, X-Plex BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Cole survives and rolls out to the apron, then to the floor.
Dunne walks over, but Cole enziguris the bad leg! Cole gets back in the ring and then joins Dunne on the apron. Cole drags Dunne up, fireman’s carry but his back gives out. Dunne has Cole but his leg gives out. Niether man can lift, so Cole kicks out the leg. Cole climbs up, leaps, PANAMA SUNRISE TO THE APRON!! Chicago is thunderous as it loses its mind! Both men are down and a ring count begins. The count reaches 5 before Cole sits up. Cole is in at 6 but Dunne is only now stirring. Dunne sits up at 8, stands at 9, is in at 9.5! SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!?! Dunne lives?! Cole is furious, but this IS the longest reigning UK Champion he’s up against. Chicago is in love with this match as Dunne dares Cole to bring it. Dunne goes back for his mouth guard but Cole stands on it. Cole brings down the knee pad but Dunne gets the fingers! SNAP! Pump handle, BITTER- SUNRISE?! LAST SHOT!! Cover, Cole wins!!
Winner: Adam Cole, by pinfall; still NXT Champion
The last Last Shot at the last minute, and that was the last of the Bruiserweight! The top champion in NXT is still Adam Cole, BAYBAY! And the Undisputed Era comes out to celebrate with them, because they’re all still #DrapedInGold!
WWE joined Unicef Kid Power for World Children’s Day.
The WWE superstars helped the young superstars of Chicago’s Bateman Elementary understand they can make a difference in not just their lives, but in other people’s lives.
Baron Corbin talks to Team SmackDown.
The King says they’ll be just fine if they listen to him. Do they not remember Friday? Roman Reigns is the captain, and no one cares what Corbin has to say. Will this quintet get things together in time for the Men’s Elimination Tag?
WWE Universal Championship: The Fiend Bray Wyatt VS Daniel Bryan!
SmackDown is now the focus as the new blue belt is on the line! But perhaps, more than that will be won or lost tonight. Mental instability combined with endless passion creates something new. Things are about to get scary, but can Bryan conquer his fear to defeat the nightmare and take the gold? It’s a simple, one-word answer.
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and The Fiend’s red light bathes the arena as this nightmare down memory lane begins!
The fans chatn “YOWIE WOWIE!” as Bryan fires off with a dropkick! And Yes Kicks! And corner to corner for another dropkick! Then again, only to get a LARAIT! The Fiend rains down furious forearms on Bryan then stomps him down. The Fiend drags Bryan up to uppercut him against ropes. He headbutts Bryan and Bryan staggers away. The Fiend keeps after him, whips, and headbutts Bryan down! Bryan gets out of the ring but The Fiend simply chuckles as he watches from the apron. The Fiend goes out to fetch Bryan and shove him into barriers. “YOWIE WOWIE” continues to echo as The Fiend whips Bryan into a post! The ring count climbs but The Fiend just drops a back senton! The Fiend laughs, and wants Bryan to remember.
The Fiend puts Bryan in the ring at 7, then follows. The Fiend kicks Bryan while he’s down, but Bryan fights back! That doesn’t last long as The Fiend knees and urenages! The Fiend dares Bryan to get back up, but drags him up for clubbing forearms. Bryan crawls to the corner but The Fiend brings him up again. Bryan is practically dead weight, but The Fiend still suplex TOSSES him away! The Fiend is enjoying himself as he stalks up to Bryan. The Fiend drags Bryan up for a neck wrench, and he leans on Bryan as he cranks harder and harder. Bryan endures, fans rally up, but The Fiend neck SNAPS! The Fiend laughs as he scrapes Bryan out of the ring. The Fiend takes his time with Bryan, giving him a big uppercut! The Fiend runs in, but Bryan sends The Fiend crashing over the steel steps! Bryan hurries into the ring, builds speed, and DIVES! But into SISTER A- No, Bryan sends The Fiend into a post!
Bryan is on the apron, leaps, BIG flying knee! Direct hit and The Fiend is down! Bryan goes back to the ring, climbs up top and leaps OVER the post! HUGE crossbody takes The Fiend down! Bryan crawls away from The Fiend but The Fiend gets in the ring. Bryan is up top again, leaps again, missile dropkick! But Bryan isn’t done, he goes up top yet again! But The Fiend just stands up again, to get another missile dropkick! Bryan won’t stop, he climbs a third time. The Fiend stands again, another missile dropkick! And a kip-up! Fans fire up with Bryan, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan gives The Fiend Yes Kicks! And then… BUZZSAW!
But The Fiend sits up!? The Fiend dares him to do more, so Bryan gives him more Yes Kicks! And another BUZZSAW! Yet still, The Fiend sits up. The Fiend is even enjoying this! Bryan gives Yes and No Kicks! Kicks from all sides, and a THIRD Buzzsaw! The Fiend flops over, and Bryan Danielson STOMPS! Bryan has the fingers at the ready… “YES! YES!” The Movement is back! The Fiend stands, Bryan runs in, KNEE PLUS! Cover, TWO!?! The Fiend survives and Bryan can’t believe it. But fans are behind Bryan strongly, so Bryan feels he can do it. Bryan feeds off the energy, but The Fiend rises! Bryan throws haymakers, The Fiend pushes Bryan down, but Bryan boots back. Bryan hops up, but the MANDIBLE CLAW clamps on! But Bryan drags The Fiend into a hanging armbar!
Bryan lets go at 4, but the damage has been done! The Fiend actually feels pain as Bryan climbs. Bryan leaps, into a BIG right hand! SISTER ABIG- No! Roll up, TWO! But Bryan runs into the Mandible Claw!! The Fiend smothers Bryan into the mat, it’s a cover, The Fiend wins!!
Winner: The Fiend Bray Wyatt, by pinfall; still WWE Universal Champion
The Fiend forced Bryan to go back to what made him who he was in the first place, but that still wasn’t enough. The nightmare continues to reign, who has a chance of defeating this living embodiment of fear?
Backstage interview with Rey Mysterio.
The King of Lucha Libre has his shot at The Beast. He finally gets a chance at revenge, and No Holds Barred might be the right stipulation. We’re nearing the 15 year anniversary of when Mysterio first faced Lesnar. Some things never change. Lesnar didn’t change. But Mysterio is a new Mysterio. Tonight, Mysterio does things that the old Rey would never have done. Months ago, Mysterio considered hanging up the mask. But then he didn’t, because of Dominic. This moment might have been a moment when Mysterio told Dominic to look away. But this time, he wants Dominic to watch closely as Mysterio swings this pipe into Lesnar. Mysterio tells Dominic himself to watch Mysterio club the Beast’s legs out. “Son, I really hope you’re watching up close as I massacre Brock Lesnar and take away his WWE Championship.” This is a meaner Mysterio, but will he manage to pull off both miracle AND massacre?
Men’s 5v5v5 Elimination Triple Threat Tag: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown VS Team NXT!
The Architect leads Kevin Owens, Ricochet, Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre. The Big Dog leads Mustafa Ali, “Shorty G” Chad Gable, Braun Strowman and King Corbin. And as we learned earlier today, the Blackheart leads Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, Damien Priest and WALTER! Will NXT continue its dominance? Or will one of the old school brands finally start catching up?
The teams sort out, Captain Rollins steps up to Captain Ciampa and the Monster Among Men. Ciampa and Rollins circle with Strowman, and work together! Strowman shoves each of them away and shakes his head. They go again, 2v1, then double whip. Strowman breaks through to double DROPKICK!? Strowman roars and fans do cheer that insane agility. But the Scottish Terminator and the Ring General tag in! Three of the biggest men in this match are standing against each other. Walter and McIntyre go after Strowman together, and have a better going of it. They have Strowman in a corner with mudhole stomps, but then McIntyre turns on Walter! The haymaker doesn’t budge Walter. Walter hits McIntyre, so McIntyre CHOPS. Walter CHOPS, and it’s a CHOPS fight! McIntyre kicks low to whip, but Walter reverses. They collide and then Walter BOOTS!
Walter clotheslines Strowman then sits on McIntyre! Fans rally, but Strowman POUNCES Walter! McIntyre escapes the slam, but Walter German Suplexes McIntyre! Walter tries it on Strowman but no go. Walter CHOPS Strowman, but Strowman just brushes it off. Walter eggs Strowman on and then BOOTS Strowman, to DROPKICK! CLAYMORE for Walter!! Cover, McIntyre ELIMINATES Walter!! Fans boo but now Damien Priest steps in. The Archer of Infamy takes aim at McIntyre then dodges. He and McIntyre brawl, Damien fires off fast strikes! BIG right hand a la The Rock! Then Damien goes after Strowman, only to be sent into a corner! Strowman runs in, only gets a post! Roundhouse for McIntyre! Gable tags in but so does Ricochet! Gable MOONSAULTS Damien then dodges Ricochet. Ricochet uppercuts and rolls off the back to handspring, into an Ankle Lock!
Ricochet rolls Gable off and things speed up. Gable whips, Ricochet handsprings, into a waistlock! CHAOS THEORY! But Ricochet flops out of the ring as Riddle tags in. The Bro stares down Shorty G and the two tie up. Gable goes for a leg but Riddle sprawls. The two go back and forth, waistlock slam but Gable waistlocks back. Riddle slips out to get a leg but Gable bridges to switch. Riddle has the Ankle Lock! Gable rolls, to get the Ankle Lock! Riddle pushes Gable off, but misses the Penalty Kick. Gable keeps dodging, and the two stand off. Fans are loving that as Riddle and Gable circle. Riddle shoves, kicks, but Gable gets around. Ciampa tags in before the roll, and BOOTS! Gable fires off on Ciampa with uppercuts and forearms, then ducks the mule kick. But Ricochet’s back, handspring double PELE!
Tag to Kevin and Kevin climbs up, who does he hit? FROG SPLASH on Gable! Cover, Kevin ELIMINATES Gable! And Roman steps in! But so does Corbin? The Big Dog and Wolf King argue, so Kevin SUPERKICKS Roman out! And then tells Corbin to pay attention. Corbin escapes the Stunner but Kevin gives chase to SUPERKICK! Kevin sees Roman, CANNONBALL into barriers! Chicago fires up with Kevin as he goes after Corbin, and gets that STUNNER! Kevin puts Corbin in, but Ciampa has Kevin, Willow’s Bell! Cover, Ciampa ELIMINATES Kevin! There’s no loyalty between them after all! And Ciampa pats his own back. But Orton is in, and the Psycho Killer meets the Viper. Two like-minded superstars stare down and circle, then Orton goes for the RKO! Ciampa powers out, clotheslines Orton out, then gets Orton in the ropes!
But Orton knows that move and trips Ciampa up. Orton throws Ciampa into barriers! Orton is wary of NXT being right there, and he drags Ciampa back up, for an apron back suplex! Orton gets in, strikes his pose, and Chicago cheers. Orton stomps away on Ciampa surgically, and scrapes Ciampa’s face. Orton whips but Ciampa kicks back! Tag to Damien, but Orton RKO’s Ciampa! Damien has Orton, THE REC- No! RKO AGAIN! Cover, Orton ELIMINATES Damien Priest! But Riddle is in fast, Final Flash misses, RKO denied! Roll up, Riddle ELIMINATES Orton!! The Viper got sloppy and got caught by the Bro! But Orton STILL RKO’s him! That is his parting gift, Corbin coves Riddle, Corbin ELIMINATES Riddle! The King is opportunistic as ever, but he finds himself up against Keith Lee now. Corbin tags out to Strowman, and the Monster now stands against the #FirstOfHisKind.
Raw sends in McIntyre and he CLOBBERS Lee! McIntyre headbutts Strowman, sucker punches Roman, but Strowman LARIATS McIntyre! And blows up the Raw corner! Strowman sees a lot of targets on the outside, and takes a lap! Strowman blasts Ciampa, he blasts Rollins, Ricochet, McIntyre, and Chicago is fired up! But wait, let’s have another! Strowman gains speed but everyone gets clear, until Lee POUNCES outta nowhere! That’s a freight train crash right there! The ring count climbs because Lee, Strowman and McIntyre are all outside. CLAYMORE outta nowhere! The count passes 5, gets to 8, Lee is in and McIntyre, too! Strowman is counted out, and is ELIMINATED!
Corbin and Ricochet tag in, ricochet dropkicks Lee! Corbin gets Ricohet but ricochet slips out, dropkick-flip and enziguri! Triangle dropkick on Ali for good measure! Ricochet runs in but is put on the apron by Corbin. Ricochet kicks back, then springboards, flying lariat! Ricochet then FLIES out onto Roman! Fans are fired up as Ricochet aims at Lee from the top rope. Ricochet 630 but he has to bail out! END OF DAYS! Cover, Corbin ELIMINATES Ricochet! Rollins jumps in, and Ciampa tags in. Ali tags in and Chicago is happy to see their hometown hero! Ali sends Rollins into Corbin then windmill kicks Ciampa! Ali fires off with Rollins but Rollins knees low. Rollins whips, Ali stops and sips out to roundhouse back. Ali slingshots in, but the somersault is boosted, so Ali gets Ciampa with the facebuster!
Rollins back suplexes but Ali slips out and uppercuts back. Tornado DDT! Rollins and Ciampa both bail out., Ali builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit sends them and Corbin into the desk! Ali realizes what he did but has to keep on Rollins. Ciampa goes after Ali but gets sent into a post. SUPERKICK takes Ciampa down! Corbin drags Ali out because he’s upset with Ali. Ali slaps Corbin’s hand away, but gets in for a CURB STOMP! Cover, Rollins ELIMINATES Ali! Chicago boos, and Roman says this is Corbin’s fault! Rollins tags McIntyre and Raw goes after them both! Rollins DIVES into Keith Lee! McIntyre sends Roman into barriers! Things are 2v2v2 as McIntyre gets Ciampa in, runs in, but Ciampa elbows him away. Ciampa can’t block the elbow, and McIntyre has the Inverted Alabama SLAM! Cover, TWO!!
McIntyre seethes as he goes to the corner. McIntyre aims and dares Ciampa to get up. Ciampa does stand, but Roman SPEARS McIntyre! Roman ELIMINATES McIntyre! Rollins rolls Roman up, TWO!! Roman swings, misses, Rollins Peles! Roman bails out, Rollins builds speed, but Roman uppercuts him back! Rollins is stuck, Roman hits the DRIVE-BY! But Ciampa gets him with WILLOW’S BELL! Ciampa drags Roman up, underhooks, but Roman sips out to SUPERMAN PUNCH! All three men are down, with Rollins all alone anyway. Corbin wants in, but fans want Keith Lee. Ciampa and Roman crawl for their corners, Corbin gets in to go after Lee! Fans boo as Corbin stomps Ciampa and forces Roman to the corner. Corbin tags in and says he’s picking up the slack.
Fans chant at the “STD! STD!” as Corbin drags Ciampa up. Ciampa choke grips but Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES and SPEARS the King!! Ciampa covers and ELIMINATES Corbin! Raw and SmackDown are down to Rollins and Roman, and now the team captains are staring down. All three men take a moment to prepare, and the Shield brothers stand together. Ciampa doesn’t care, he goes after them both! It’s a 2v1 brawl, except Keith lee is still here! Roman and Rollins go after Lee now and beat him out of the ring. Rollins drags Ciampa up and throws him out, and the Shield brothers work together. They may be down a lunatic, but they still clear off the announce desk. Ciampa fights back but Rollins clubs him down. Rollins lifts Ciampa up and Roman lets out the war cry. But Lee barrels them all down!
Lee sees an opening and drags Roman up. But Roman rams Lee into the steel steps Ciampa gets Rollins in, PSYCHO KNEE! Then, PROJECT CIAMPA! Cover, TWO!?! Rollins survives and Ciampa can’t believe it! But Ciampa focuses on Rollins and brings him back up. Ciampa underhooks this time, lifts, but Rollins slips out to SUPERKICK! And mule kick, to run and- No! Ciampa BOOTS Rollins first! But runs into an elbow. Rollins hops up, leaps into a KNEE! Underhooks, SUPERMAN PUNCH! CURB STOMP! Rollins covers Ciampa, and ELIMINATES Ciampa! The teams are now 1v1v1! Keith Lee hobbles into the ring against the Shield brothers. Fans sing for Lee, and he runs the Shield brothers over! Lee TOSSES Rollins across the ring! Lee runs in but the Shield brothers put him on the apron. Lee fights them off and slingshots, double splash!
Chicago is thunderous as Lee lifts Rollins in a fireman’s carry. But Rollins slips out of the Death Valley, enziguri and SUPERKICK! Rollins hurries up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Lee lives and Rollins is furious! Rollins fires up because he shouts, “I built NXT, and now I’ll tear it down!” Or rather, “Burn it Down!” But he runs into the fireman’s carry, JACKHAMMER! Cover, Lee ELIMINATES Rollins!! Raw is completely out of it, once again leaving just NXT and SmackDown! And The Big Dog knows it. Roman gets back in the ring as fans sing “OH~ Bask In His Glory~!” The two stare down and circle. Lee dodges the super punch, but Roman dodges a kick. Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Then again! Cover, TWO!!! That was a hair away from a victory! Lee is in a daze, but Roman aims from the corner. Roman lets out the war cry as Lee wobbles up. Roman runs in, to a SPIRIT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?! Lee won’t stop, he goes up to the top! MOONSAULT FLOPS! SPEAR!! Cover, SmackDown wins!!
Winner: Team SmackDown, Roman Reigns pinning; Raw: 1, NXT: 3, SmackDown: 2
The Big Dog is the #SoleSurvivor! But this only does so much, can SmackDown hope to tie? Will Raw take the last possible points? Or will NXT find a way to put a nail in the coffin?
But out of respect for the Limitless One, Roman offers a fist bump. Lee gives it, and lets Roman have the ring. Will there come a time when these two meet again in a 1v1 match to really see whose Yard this is?
Becky Lynch speaks.
“Tonight, Survivor Series, Chicago.” Champ VS Champ VS Champ. It has been weeks of attacks, takeovers and open doors, and The Man has learned things. Shayna Baszler was training while Becky was doing what it takes to be The Man. Becky knows even a moment away from the gym puts her at a disadvantage against a “machine” like her. But there is no training that can give Shayna what Becky knows about herself. There is nothing they can do to take what Becky worked hard to get, and there is no person that can beat her down enough to keep her down.
As for Bayley, she’s been whining about being disrespected. Don’t get it twisted! Bayley has always pushed Becky, and has been the one attacking her. Becky broke her own rule of never coming looking to settle debts. It was because Becky didn’t want to fight Bayley. Becky sees too much of herself in Bayley. But tonight, Becky finally crosses that line. Will The Man come ’round and take the final Survivor Series point?
WWE World Championship No Holds Barred: Brock Lesnar VS Rey Mysterio!
The Beast started all this when he went after the King of Lucha Libre and his son just because he could. Things escalated to bring in Cain Velasquez at Crown Jewel, but it would not end there. In order to get the revenge he seeks, Rey is willing to throw away the rules and restraints. This has already been called #MiracleOrMassacre, but Mysterio vows to bring both! Can he do that and take away Lesnar’s precious title?
The introductions are made as Mysterio goes from King of Lucha to Clown Prince of Crime. Heyman of course introduces Lesnar, and also says some of it in Spanish. The belt is raised, the bell rings, and the rules are thrown out on this golden grudge match!
Mysterio immediately goes out to get something from under the ring! It’s that steel pipe! Mysterio has his little friend, but Lesnar bails out of the ring. Mysterio wants Lesnar to get back in but Lesnar takes his time. Mysterio chases Lesnar, they go back in the ring, and Lesnar clobbers Mysterio! Lesnar makes sure Mysterio doesn’t have the pipe as he throws him down! Then he drags him up to clobber him down again! Lesnar taunts “Rey Rey” as he drags him up to slide him out of the ring! Lesnar goes out to drag Mysterio up and throw over an announce desk! Specifically the Spanish announce desk, at that. Lesnar clears the desk then drags Mysterio up, to belly2belly Mysterio onto the hood! Mysterio is writhing as the massacre begins. Then Lesnar puts the hood on Mysterio’s body to STOMP it down!
Lesnar tosses the hood aside to drag Mysterio back up, and ram into the post! Mysterio writhes more but Lesnar looms over him. Lesnar takes time to tie his boots, because he isn’t at all concerned about Mysterio. Lesnar drags Mysterio up to a fireman’s carry, but Mysterio slides out to send Lesnar into a post! Mysterio gets in the ring while Lesnar wobbles, and Mysterio’s going for the pipe! Heyman warns Lesnar, Lesnar gets in and stops that. To then German Suplex Mysterio ON the pipe!! And then he dead lifts Mysterio for a second German! Chicago is becoming Suplex City now. Lesnar mocks Mysterio, kicking the pipe to him and daring him to use it. Mysterio crawls to the ropes, but Lesnar German Suplex again! That’s three!
But wait, is that Dominic?! Dominic has a towel, and begs Lesnar to stop! Is Dominic going to throw in the towel? Lesnar keeps him from doing that by throwing the towel away. And then he grabs Dominic! Mysterio LOW BLOWS Lesnar! Heyman panics, because Dominic LOW BLOWS, too! Mysterio SMACKS away with the steel pipe!! Dominic joins in, CHAIR SHOT to the back! Father and Son, DOUBLE 619!! And Dominic is up top, FROG SPLASH! Mysterio FROG SPLASH! Double cover, TWO!! Lesnar kicks out and Heyman is actually shocked! Mysterio tells Dominic to go back up. But Lesnar gets Dominic with a GERMAN SUPLEX! Mysterio leaps, into an F5!! Cover, Lesnar wins!
Winner: Brock Lesnar, by pinfall; still WWE World Champion
Not even two generations of Mysterios could defeat Lesnar, and Chicago is furious. Will anyone ever defeat The Beast?
Triple Threat: Becky Lynch VS Bayley VS Shayna Baszler!
Last, but far from least, the Women’s Champions battle! This has gone so far past brand warfare between The Man, Bad Bad Bayley and the Queen of Spades. The talking, the invading, the fighting, it all comes to a head. This is the last match for the scoreboard, who gets the points?
The bell rings and the three stare down. Fans rally and duel, but it doesn’t sound like Bayley gets any love. Becky and Bayley approach Baszler, but Bayley also keeps a safe distance. To then push Baszler into Becky! Bayley fires off with Baszler but Becky throws Bayley away. Bayley comes back but gets decked! Baszler rocks Becky and Bayley clotheslines Becky down! Bayley goes at Baszler but Baszler gets her down for ground ‘n’ pound! Bayley turns it around and the two spill out of the ring. They still brawl, but Becky comes in to wipe them both out! Becky drags Bayley into the ring and throws strikes! Becky runs and forearms Bayley down! Cover, ONE! Becky drops a leg, an elbow, then the other leg, only to miss! Bayley is up, throws Becky down by her hair, then covers. Becky Matrix slips out, to run and dodge and wreck Baszler with a dropkick.
Becky kicks Bayley through the ropes then climbs up, but Bayley forearms her down. Bayley tosses Becky down! Becky gets up, Bayley runs corner to corner, sunset flip bomb into buckles! Bayley doesn’t get the best angle, but still covers, Baszler breaks it. Baszler drags Bayley up to throw her into buckles, then goes after Becky’s arm! Baszler hammerlocks but Bayley knocks Baszler off Becky. Bayley tries to reason with her, but then she baits Baszler into buckles! Bayley stomps a mudhole into Baszler, then clubs away with forearms. Bayley snapmares, covers, ONE! Bayley waistlocks but Baszler breaks out to hammerlock and throw Bayley down. Baszler hammerlock STOMPS! Then step-up knees Bayley to the corner! Baszler whips Bayley corner to corner, but Becky’s back with a boot! Becky forearms and stomps away on Bayley, then adds Baszler to it.
Baszler blocks the jump kick to throw Becky down and kick her down. Bayley clotheslines Baszler! Baszler bails out and Bayley stomps away on Becky! Bayley chokes Becky on the ropes, then stomps Becky into the corner. Bayley rams her shoulders in and rolls back, but no wacky waving, just all attitude. But Becky elbows back! Bayley drop toeholds to dribble Becky’s face off the mat! Cover, TWO! Bayley hits Baszler back out, then goes back to Becky. Becky throws hands and backs Bayley to a corner. Becky whips Bayley corner to corner and fans rally up. Bayley trips Becky to throw hands! Bayley mocks the booing fans as she stands over Becky. Bayley knocks Becky down, and again, then flips her over for a cover. TWO, and Bayley grows annoyed.
Bayley grins as she drags Becky up, but Becky throws hands. Bayley knees low, throws Becky to the apron, hotshot! Cover, but Baszler drags Bayley off. Baszler shoulders in, but into a hotshot! Becky boots Bayley, but all three women are down. Becky gets Bayley with a Becksploder! And Baszler gets a Becksploder! Becky back kicks Bayley and uppercuts Baszler. Bayley scoop but Becky slips out to a dragon sleeper. Baszler storms over but Becky kicks low. Becky has them both, double DDT combo! Cover on Bayley, TWO! Becky keeps her cool as she drags Bayley to a drop zone. Becky climbs up as fans rally. Becky aims, and hits the Man’s Leg Drop! Cover but Baszler breaks it! Baszler brings Becky up but Becky sends her out. Bayley rolls Becky, TWO, into the DISARM-HER! Bayley endures, Baszler comes in to KNEE Becky! And gut wrench slam!
Becky bails out but Baszler turns around into Bayley’s knee. Bayley knees Baszler down more, covers, TWO! Fans rally up as Bayley grabs Baszler, BAYLEY2BELLY! Cover, TWO!! Baszler survives and Bayley is seething. Baszler body shots and gut wrenches, but Bayley yanks her into ropes! Bayley runs to knee Baszler into buckles! But Baszler comes back to ground ‘n’ pound again! Baszler does not let up on Bayley, she just hammers away over and over and over! Baszler drags Bayley up, suplexes her down, then covers, TWO! Baszler grows annoyed but then grins. Bayley hits back and the two brawl. Baszler gets the edge but Bayley fights back. Bayley swings, into a fireman’s carry! Becky missile dropkicks in! All three women are down again and Bayley ends up out of the ring. Becky and Baszler slowly rise and fans rally up with them. Baszler and Becky start brawling!
Becky eggs Baszler on and the brawl continues. Bayley returns as the other two throw hands, and she crossbodies them both down! Becky slumps out of the ring now, and Bayley goes after Baszler. Baszler powers Bayley to a corner! Baszler fires off hands then puts Bayley up top. Baszler climbs up and clubs away on Bayley’s back. Bayley fights off whatever suplex Baszler had planned, but then Becky comes in. Bayley pushes Becky away then hops over the sweep to BOOT Becky back! Bayley aims, but runs into a Kirafuda Klutch! Baszler drags Bayley up higher but Becky clubs Baszler on the back! Bayley hits the floor and Becky has Baszler for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! The Man keeps her cool as fans rally up. Becky stalks Baszler, has the arm, but Baszler resists. Baszler reels Becky in for a Kirafuda! But Becky throws Baszler into Bayley! Roll up, TWO! DISARM-HER!!
Baszler endures, slips around to get on top, and gets the KIRAFUDA! Becky backs Baszler down, Bayley runs in but gets tossed out! Becky is free, but Bayley drags Baszler out with her! Bayley clutches her leg and hobbles, that landing on the apron hurt. Baszler sends Bayley into post and Becky forearms Bayley down! Baszler knees Becky in the back! Becky hits barriers and Baszler throws her into the post! Baszler brings Becky around to throw into steel steps! Baszler drags Becky up again, to throw into steps again! Baszler throws Becky into the announce desk! Baszler sees Bayley isn’t moving, so she brings Becky up. Baszler underhooks and Canadian racks, to BOMB Becky on the announce desk! Becky tumbles off, Bayley returns to LARIAT Baszler!
Bayley is furious, she gets Baszler in the ring and brings her up. But Baszler KIRAFUDA! Bayley snapmares to a cover, TWO, the Klutch is still on! Bayley SAIDO! Bayley drags Baszler into the drop zone, climbs up top and grins as she takes aim. MACHO ELBOW, into the KIRAFUDA!! Bayley flails, claws, Baszler rolls Bayley away from ropes and has her in the center! Bayley TAPS, Baszler wins for NXT!!
Winner: NXT’s Shayna Baszler, by submission; NXT wins Survivor Series
Incredible! The first time NXT joins this traditional PPV, and they take it all! The final score is NXT: 4, SmackDown: 2, Raw: 1!
Shayna Baszler stands tall with her title, literally looking down on The Man. But then Becky rises to get payback! She trips Baszler, clears off the desk, and drags Baszler up. She hip tosses Baszler onto the other announce desk! Then hops the barriers, for the Man’s Leg Drop! They crash through the table but Becky stands up! The Raw Women’s Champion may not have won, but she didn’t lose this match, either. Will we see these two fight again one day?
As for their brands, how does Raw rebound starting tomorrow on Monday? Or SmackDown on Friday? And what does NXT do to capitalize on this amazing achievement?
Except for one match in particular, everything was pretty great tonight. I’ll just say now, Lesnar’s reign is again a bunch of Vince BS. If that was going to be all it was, just get Lesnar out of the way early so we can purge it from our memories with everything else before it. That match killed the mood so that Chicago almost barely even cared about the Women’s Champions Triple Threat anymore, despite that match being great. In actual quality, I feel like Lesnar matches are worse than kickoff matches now. Speaking of those kickoff matches, we were not told about what they’d be, but they did pretty good with them. The tag team battle royal was alright, I’m a bit disappointed they didn’t try to book it about brands. It all just ended up being Faces against Heels instead. And in the end, I’m not sure SmackDown deserve to win that via Roode-Dolph. Fans liked a lot of other teams better than them, should’ve been Street Profits for Raw.
I really liked the NXT Cruiserweight Championship match, but I do not understand the point of it, other than the math needed to have an odd number of cross-brand matches. We all knew Lio Rush would win, it’s the NXT Cruiserweight Championship now, not the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Then I was surprised and disappointed at the idea of putting the Tag Champions Triple Threat on the kickoff. But I suppose it just seems there was concern the main show would be too long if it was on the main card. In the end, it still ended up amazing because it’s there of the best tag teams around. But because of SmackDown and NXT winning a match each, it was just too predictable that Raw won here. Though in the end, it was their only win, so that’s saying something. I wonder if Roode-Dolph spins their win into a reason to challenge The New Day for the titles.
I really liked the Women’s 5v5v5, and it was very clever though also Heelish for NXT to fake injuries. It does lower Raw’s and SmackDown’s guards because they thought they had the advantage, and there were more NXT fans than Sasha fans so it’s not like NXT was seen as the Heels. Plus, Sasha is a Heel so doing Heel things to a Heel means you’re a Face. The midcard champions triple threat was so good. I half expected Sami to get more directly involved but he more or less behaved himself this match. In a match of three Heels, I was surprised no one resorted to even more Heel tactics. The OC or reDRagon could’ve easily helped out, but Strong and Styles went it alone, and Strong still won all the bigger for it.
The NXT Championship, Cole VS Dunne, was also so good. TakeOver quality after all they went through yesterday makes that even more impressive. But Cole wins, because as great as Dunne is, this perhaps isn’t the time for his own historic moment. The Undisputed Era’s story is what will lose them the titles, against Ciampa and other superstars. I assume Velveteen Dream in some capacity. Bryan VS The Fiend was pretty great, but the red light is annoying now only after two previous uses. Also shouldn’t it have been blue to match the belt? That aside, a great showing from both guys but the lull in the middle should’ve been trimmed down or something. I get we’re supposed to get horror movie menacing pacing, but that doesn’t really work when the rest of the matches to that point were pretty intense.
While fans were just so strongly behind NXT, I get that NXT couldn’t win the Men’s 5v5v5, too. I was surprised more by Damien Priest being on the time, but I suppose since NXT didn’t win, it worked out to not send someone with a bigger name *cough* Finn Balor */cough* to lose with the team. It was a bit of a shame Walter was eliminated so early, even though he was in there with some legitimately big and powerful men. The WWE United Kingdom Champion deserved a bit better, but maybe Walter wasn’t allowed to risk himself since he has to make it to TakeOver: Blackpool II. But to even things like that out, it was actually great booking for Corbin to just be insufferable and ruining his own team’s chances. It was therefore genius for Roman to help eliminate Corbin, but this will surely continue their feud on SmackDown. Lee got a great showing being the last NXT superstar, but of course Roman Reigns is Sole Survivor. It was mostly because it shouldn’t have been Rollins given the reasons fans are souring on him.
Again, screw Lesnar and Vince. However, the Women’s Champions main eventing, great choice! The Man is still very over, Baszler is just this force of nature in NXT at this point, and Bayley is rising up with pretty great Heel Heat here and there. Despite Chicago being so upset after what happened with Lesnar VS Mysterio, they just managed to muster up some enthusiasm for this match. I said last night for WarGames that Baszler would have to be part of the decision to get the right payoff, and that’s what happened! And then in the end, Baszler WINS! NXT wins, they deserve to win, they’re the real best brand, best liked brand, why wouldn’t they win the series and also win the main event?
If Bayley won, there would’ve been a series tie and I don’t think WWE would’ve even had an idea for how to settle that. If Becky won, fans would’ve been mostly okay with that, but NXT would’ve only won by default and that seems weaker. In the end, this was the best result for many reasons. Becky going after Baszler after may seem like being a sore loser, but it also allows things to circle back to Becky VS Baszler at some point to prove who is better 1v1. There was mention of Ronda Rousey, but we didn’t get anything Horsewomen VS Horsewomen related. Maybe that Becky VS Baszler story is what brings Horsewomen VS Horsewomen around in time for WrestleMania. Royal Rumble would be a good moment for that, as it basically starts the Road to WrestleMania.
My Score: 8.7/10
Mitchell’s NJPW WTL X Super Jr. Tag Results & Report! (11/27/22)
BOTH tournaments on one card!
Double up the tag team action!
NJPW is going big with this crossover! Both World Tag League and Super Jr. Tag League are here for a massive match card!
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight VS BUSHI & Titán; Bushi & Titán win.
- World Tag League 2022: Alex Coughlin & Gabriel Kidd VS Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare; Khan & Henare win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman VS SHO & Dick Togo; Zayne & Lindaman win.
- World Tag League 2022: Aussie Open VS Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer; Aussie Open wins.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Ryusuke Taguchi & Clark Connors VS Ace Austin & Chris Bey; Ace & Bey win.
- World Tag League 2022: Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens; Yano & Tanahashi win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: YOH & Lio Rush VS DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Yoh & Lio win.
- World Tag League 2022: Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi; Shane & Mikey win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask VS TJP & Francesco Akira; TJP & Akira win.
- World Tag League 2022: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI VS Tetsuya Naito & SANADA; Goto & Hashi win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Here are the current Super Jr. Tag League standings!
Austin & Bey: 3-0, 6 points
Bushi & Titan: 2-1, 4 points
TJP & Akira: 2-1, 4 points
Zayne & Lindaman: 2-1, 4 points
Yoh & Lio: 2-1, 4 points
Eagles & Tiger Mask: 2-1, 4 points
KUSHIDA & Knight: 1-2, 2 points
Taguchi & Connors: 1-2, 2 points
Sho & Dick: 0-3, 0 points
Douki & Kanemaru: 0-3, 0 points
Here are the current World Tag League standings!
Naito & Sanada: 2-0, 4 points
Suzuki & Archer: 2-0, 4 points
Aussie Open: 2-0, 4 points
Goto & Hashi: 1-1, 2 points
Khan & Henare: 1-1, 2 points
The Mighty: 1-1, 2 points
Chase & Fale: 1-1, 2 points
Yano & Tanahashi: 0-2, 0 points
Evil & Yujiro: 0-2, 0 points
Coughlin & Kidd: 0-2, 0 points
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight VS BUSHI & Titán!
The #TimeJet is losing altitude, but the thing about time travel is that there’s always time! Will they be able to get back up and get those points? Or will Black Mask & El Inmortal keep the momentum going with their “we just beat the champs” energy?
The teams sort out and fans can cheer! They rally as the two circle. Knight and Titan feel out a knuckle lock, then Knight taunts Titan with his height and reach advantage. So Titan SOBATS and puts Knight in a corner. Titan wrenches and whips corner to corner but Knight reverses. Knight runs in but Titan goes up and over and handsprings away! Fans cheer for the agility, and then he runs at Knight. Knight leaps up and over! Titan gets around, knuckle locks and CHOPS, then he goes up and up to tightrope walk and springboard, but into Knight’s arms! Knight SLAMS Titan down!
Fans fire up as Knight BLASTS Bushi, then JUMPING SPLASHES Titan! Cover, TWO! Fans applaud and Knight brings Titan up to wrench. Tag to Kushida and fans cheer as Knight hands off the arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kushida drags Titan back up, wrenches and CLUBS the arm, then stalks Titan to ropes. Kushida whips Titan then hip tosses, to then cartwheel and dropkick! Cover, TWO as Titan slips out! Kushida watches Bushi closely as he wrenches Titan again. Tag to Kevin and Kevin takes the handoff. Knight wrenches the arm, tags to Kushida, and hands off the arm again. Kushida wrenches the arm then tags Knight.
Knight takes the handoff to wrench Titan, and then tags Kushida. Kushida goes up to drop an ax handle! Kushida brings Titan up and wrenches while Knight goes up. Fans rally as Kushida wrenches but Titan fights back. Kushida whips Titan corner to corner, but Titan goes up to CROSSBODY! But then Knight throws Titan down by his mask! Titan kips up and PELES Knight down! Titan hurries and tags in Bushi! Fans fire up and Bushi grinds his forearm into Kushida’s face. The ref counts, Bushi lets off, and Bushi CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bushi pushes Kushida down, covers, ONE! Bushi calls Titan in and Titan stomps Kushida down.
LIJ put Kushida in a corner, whip corner to corner, then Bushi hits a back elbow. Bushi sets up, INMORTAL IN MOTION! Then a feed to a lift, MISSILE DROPKICK SPINEBUSTER! Cover, but Knight breaks it! Bushi drags Kushida up and fans rally. Bushi snapmares Kushida into a chinlock, and digs his knee into Kushida’s back. Kushida endures but Bushi claws at Kushida’s face! The ref reprimands, Bushi stops to wrap on a headscissor squeeze. Kushida endures and moves around, he gets the ROPEBREAK! Bushi lets off but he stomps Kushida down. Bushi drags Kushida up but Kushida KICKS Bushi’s arm!
Kushida KICKS and KICKS, fans fire up and Kushida hits an ELBOW BREAKER on the arm! Titan tags in to stomp Kushida down! Titan snapmares and KICKS Kushida in the back! Fans fire up again as LIJ mug Kushida at the ropes. LIJ double whip but Kushida handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! All three men are down and fans fire back up! Kushida rolls and hot tags Knight! Knight rallies with a SPLASH on Titan in one corner, SPLASH on Bushi in the other, then SPLASH on Titan! SPLASH for Bushi, but Titan BOOTS Knight! Titan goes up, but Knight DROPKICKS him down to the floor!
Fans fire up as Knight aims and PLANCHAS! Down goes Titan and Knight fires up! Fans rally as he drags Titan up and puts him in. Kushida Electric Chair Lifts, DROPKICK ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP! Cover, Bushi barrels in to break it! Fans rally up as all four men are down! Time Jet get up first, they whip Bushi to a corner, then Knight whips Kushida in. Bushi dodges Kushida, BOOTS Knight, then whips Kushida into Knight! Titan and Bushi knuckle lock so Titan can go up and up and tightrope walk to DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Kushida spills out of the ring. Bushi builds speed and DIVES onto Kushida!
Fans fire up more as Titan brings Knight up. Knight fires off forearms and an uppercut! Knight runs, into a TORNADO DDT! Fans fire up more as Titan roars! Titan runs in to LOCO LARIAT! Bushi CODE BREAKERS! ANGEL INMORTAL!! Cover, LIJ wins!
Winners: Bushi & Titán, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Kushida & Knight earn 0)
Los Ingobernables de Japon continues on, but there’s still a long way to go! Will Bushi & Titan keep up the pace to be a finalist? Has time run out for Kushida & Knight after all?
World Tag League 2022: Alex Coughlin & Gabriel Kidd VS Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare!
The #MechanicalBulls have yet to put up points, while the Dominator & Ultimate Weapon made the Mighty fall. Will Coughlin & Kidd end up conquered? Or will they be defiant against the United Empire?
The Orchestrator, Gideon Grey, is of course here to give Khan & Henare their introductions. The teams sort out and Khan calls out Kidd. Kidd says alright and they start. They circle, fans rally, and the two feel out a grapple. Kidd facelocks, waistlocks, and keeps on top of Khan as he moves around. The two break and fans applaud. Kidd takes a crane stance to mock Khan, and they tie up again. Kidd powers Khan back but Khan pulls on an ear! Khan headlocks Kidd and grinds him down. Kidd endures, fights up, powers out and tags Coughlin. The Mechanical Bulls run Khan over, then split the wishbone!
Henare runs in but Coughlin kicks him first. Kidd knee lifts and Coughlin CHOPS Henare down! Kidd runs to SENTON, and fans fire up as Coughlin flexes. Coughlin drags Khan up to suplex and walk over to the corner! Tag to Kidd before the SLAM, and then Kidd stomps Khan down. Kidd mocks the Empire’s pose, then hits a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kidd drags Khan up, but Khan shoots around to get a SLEEPER! But he also uses his ponytail! The ref reprimands, Coughlin shouts, “Stop choking him!” but Henare runs in to BLAST Coughlin off the apron! Khan holds on until the ref counts.
Kidd sputters while Henare ROCKS Coughlin on the outside. Khan ROCKS Kidd, CLUBS him to a corner, wrenches and CLUBS the arm, then knees low. Khan whips Kidd hard into the corner! Fans rally up as Khan bumps Kidd off buckles. Khan then sits on his throne! Fans applaud while Kidd sputters more. Khan pulls the arms back! The ref reprimands and counts, Khan hops down at 4. Tag to Henare and he drags Kidd up. Henare throws knees, snapmares and KICKS, then SENTONS! Fans rally up as Henare drags Kidd to a kneeling cover, TWO! Henare looms over Kidd, drags him back up, and KICKS him back down!
Henare drags Kidd up, tags in Khan, and Khan scoops Kidd to carry him around, before the SLAM! Kidd kneels for the cover, TWO! But then Khan DECKS Coughlin! Khan scuffs Kidd and kicks him around. Khan Mongolian Chops Kidd down! Fans fire up and Khan talks trash. Mongolian Chop! Kidd drops again but fans rally up. Khan stands Kidd up but Kidd blocks the chops! Khan tries to power Kidd down but Kidd powers back up! Fans fire up as the struggle back and forth continues! Kidd powers up and uses Tenzan Power Mongolian Chops! Fans fire up more as both men crawl! Hot tags to Henare and Coughlin!
The Android and Ultimate Weapon RAM shoulders, and they both roar! The forearms fly back and forth and fans fire up as they pick up speed! Henare roars and fires off a flurry! But Coughlin roars to knee low, UPPERCUT, and CHOP! Henare stays up so Coughlin whips him to the corner. Henare elbows him away, goes up and leaps, but into Coughlin’s arms! OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Fans fire up with Coughlin as he roars! Coughlin drags Henare for a short arm LARIAT! Cover, but Khan breaks it! Khan drags Coughlin up but Coughlin lifts Khan for a BIG back suplex! Coughlin shouts to Kidd, tags him in, and he whips Kidd in to clothesline Henare!
Coughlin whips Kidd back in to CHOP! Kidd hits an EXPLODER, Coughlin scoops Henare for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Kidd goes to the corner and goes up to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up with the Mechanical Bulls as they flex. They run in but Henare moves, the DOUBLE LARIATS take Kidd out! Khan wraps onto Coughlin with a HITSUJIGOROSHI! But Coughlin gets up and over to CHOP Khan on the back! Coughlin gut wrenches but Khan slips free to Mongolian Chop from behind! Khan scoops, Henare SCREW HIGH KICKS Coughlin before the TTD!! Khan steals the Tenzan Tombstone Driver!
The Empire roars and flexes now! Fans fire up for the “monster rage,” but Kidd HEADBUTTS Henare! And HEADBUTTS again! But Henare body shots, ELBOWS, Kidd roars but the HEEL KICK hits! Then the RAMPAGE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Fans fire up as Kidd survives! Kidd dodges Henare, SUPERKICKS, and fires up! But Khan BOOTS him into the half nelson and torture rack! STREETS OF RAGE! Cover, The Empire wins!
Winners: Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Coughlin & Kidd earn 0)
The third time was not the charm for the Mechanical Bulls, and Khan wants the fans to cheer the Empire loudly! No, LOUDLY! The fans cheer more, and Khan promises that the entire United Empire will win tonight, from them to Catch 2/2 to Aussie Open! Will NJPW witness the full power of the United Empire here in Nagoya?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman VS SHO & Dick Togo!
The #GLEATSAUCE burned the Wild Hips while the Murder Machine & Spoiler could not stop Ace & Bey. Will Zayne & Lindaman burn Sho & Dick with a fourth loss? Or can the House of Torture finally snatch one away?
But wait! Sho & Dick attack Zayne & Lindaman on the ramp! Sho and Lindaman brawl while Dick CLUBS Zayne up the ramp. Sho rakes Lindaman’s eyes while Dick CHOKES Zayne! Then Sho & Dick mug Zayne, and hit a PILEDRIVER to the stage! Sho laughs at Zayne’s pain while Dick CHOKES Lindaman! Sho disrespects the towel and the G-Rex title belt. Dick smacks Lindaman off the apron, then he and Sho whip Lindaman into railing! Sho puts Lindaman in the ring and the match finally begins. Dick stomps Lindaman, then Sho gets in so that they can both stomp. Fans boo and give thumbs down but Sho & Dick soak up the heat.
Dick & Sho drag Lindaman up, double whip him to ropes and then DOUBLE SPINEBUSTER! They hook up the legs, and sit Lindaman up for a DOUBLE KIMURA! The ref reprimands and counts, one of them is illegally in here. Sho & Dick let off, and Sho exits while Dick stomps Lindaman. Fans continue to boo but Dick drags Lindaman up to snapmare and FIST DROP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but Dick wraps on a chinlock. Lindaman endures and fans rally. Lindaman fights up, throws elbows and gets free, but Dick reels him back in. Lindaman SAYANAGIS Dick down! Fans rally but Zayne is still down at the top of the ramp!
Dick drags Lindaman away, tags in Sho, and Sho stomps Lindaman. Sho gets the legs and brings Lindaman into a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Lindaman has the ROPEBREAK, but Dick slingshot sentons onto him! Fans boo as Sho brings Lindaman up for a POWER BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Lindaman survives and fans fire up! But Sho laughs at Lindaman’s pain and aims his bow. Sho drags Lindaman up and reels him in to tuck the arms. SHOCK- NO, Lindaman fights free with a back drop! Fans fire up as Zayne returns! But Dick trips Zayne off the apron! Fans boo but Sho drags Lindaman back into a POP-UP ARMBAR!
Lindaman moves around, but into the SNAKE BITE! Lindaman fades but fans fire up as Zayne gets in! Zayne stomps Sho down! Dick throws Zayne back out and Sho tags him in. Dick storms up to Lindaman, stomps him, then drags him up. Lindaman throws forearms and knees in return! Lindaman CHOPS Dick in the corner but Dick rakes the eyes! Dick argues with the ref to distract from Sho bringing in his wrench! Lindaman dodges and Zayne BOOTS Sho! Dick goes after Zayne, he and Sho double whip. But Zayne breaks the clothesline to DOUBLE RANA! Zayne schoolboys Sho and EDDY GORDO KICKS!
Zayne fires off elbows and a mule kick, then runs, but Dick gets a cheap shot in! Sho clotheslines Zayne and himself out! Dick CLBOBERS Lindaman! Dick reels Lindaman in but Lindaman fights the Pedigree! Dick CLUBS Lindaman, but runs into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up and rally for Lindaman. Lindaman fires up and he brings Dick up into a waistlock. But Dick victory rolls! TWO, Dick ghost pins! TWO, into the CROSSFACE! Lindaman endures being bent back while Sho sends Zayne into railing! Lindaman crawls his way over, but Sho grabs Lindaman’s hand to bend the fingers! The ref reprimands and Sho lets go, but Dick rolls Lindaman away!
But Lindaman rolls it around to a cover! TWO!! Dick staggers up, Lindaman shoves him into Sho! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, GLEAT SAUCE WINS!
Winners: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Sho & Dick earn 0)
The House of Torture tried to take advantage but couldn’t capitalize! Are Sho & Dick doomed? As for Zayne & Lindaman, will they keep turning up to heat to eat up the rest of the block?
World Tag League 2022: Aussie Open VS Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer!
Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher won big in their first World Tag League tournament main event while the Meanest Team in the Tournament tore down Yano & Tanahashi. Will “Dunk-Zilla” and “The Aussie Arrow” stay spotless? Or will they learn that #EverybodyDies makes no exceptions?
Fans clap along and are ready, they sing nice and loud, “KAZE NI NARE~!” Gideon returns but is a bit wary of Suzuki & Archer. Young Lion Oskar Leube has to fetch the mic for Gideon so he can give Aussie Open their introductions. Suzuki gives some toying kicks as Aussie Open get in the ring but Fletcher shoves Suzuki back! The ref keeps the peace and teams sort out. Fans fire up as the big men start! Archer and Davis circle, but Archer steps outside as fans cheer for Aussie Open. Davis steps outside, too, and they RAM shoulders! Both men stay standing, so they go around the way and run in, to RAM shoulders again!
Neither man falls, so they go into the ring. Archer runs, Davis drops but the hip toss is blocked! Archer blocks Davis’ hip toss, but Davis blocks Archer’s hip toss. Davis ducks Archer’s lariat, then leaps over him! Archer scoops, Davis slips off, but Archer avoids the boot! Fans cheer that exchange, and Archer offers a fist bump. Davis isn’t sure about that, so he just kicks and fires off forearms! Davis whips, Archer ducks ‘n’ dodges to CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Archer laughs! Davis hurries away to his corner and Archer goes to his. Suzuki tags in so fans want to see Kyle! Davis stands up to tag Kyle, and fans rally as the two step to each other.
The two stare down, Suzuki pie faces Kyle but Kyle shoves him back. Kyle talks trash but Suzuki eggs him on. Kyle CHOPS, but Suzuki doesn’t flinch. Fans fire up and Archer says Kyle F’d up now! Kyle eggs Suzuki on, and Suzuki CHOPS! Kyle drops to take a seat! Suzuki storms up on Kyle as he goes to ropes but the ref has Suzuki back down. Kyle stands back up and brushes himself off. Fans rally up and Suzuki wrenches an arm. Kyle wrenches back, wristlocks, but Suzuki kicks and wrenches. Kyle wrenches back again, but Suzuki wrenches him. Suzuki wrenches the other arm and steps through ropes to HOTSHOT the arm!
Kyle swings back but into a HANGING ARMBAR! Archer BLASTS Davis while the ref counts! Suzuki lets go at 4, he drags Kyle out, and Suzuki-Gun sends Aussie Open into railing! Suzuki twists Kyle’s arm with a KIMURA! Kyle kicks and flails, he can’t get out of it on the floor! Suzuki lets go to kick Kyle around while Archer stomps Davis against railing. Suzuki KNEES Kyle down, then bends him back against railing! Kyle claws at Suzuki but can’t get him to let go. Suzuki ELBOWS Kyle down, then he goes to the ring. Tag to Archer and Archer fetches Kyle. Archer brings Kyle around to CHOKE in front of the timekeeper’s area!
Archer SMACKS Kyle off the bell! Archer puts Kyle in the ring, taunts him over how Davis is still down, then Archer brings Kyle up for a short arm LARIAT! Tag to Suzuki and he puts on an ARMBAR! Kyle flails and kicks around, reaches out desperately, and finally has the ROPEBREAK! Suzuki lets off quickly to tag Archer back in. Archer puts Kyle in the corner, laughs at him, then runs corner to corner and back again for a BIG back elbow! He keeps moving, another back elbow! And then again, but Kyle dodges! Fans rally as Kyle crawls to the corner. Davis is back, but Archer keeps Kyle from him.
Kyle fires off forearms but Archer choke grips! Kyle breaks free, dodges, and SUPERKICKS! Archer drops to a knee and fans rally up. Hot tag to Davis! Davis breaks through the clothesline to BLAST Suzuki! Archer runs in and he blocks the boot, only for Davis to dodge the clothesline. Davis CHOP LARIATS in return! And again! And again! Fans fire up with Davis as he whips Archer to ropes. Archer reverses, Davis handsprings and ENZIGURIS! Davis roars, runs side to side, and SLIDING FOREARMS! Cover, TWO! Davis snarls and fireman’s carries, and he manages to lift Archer! But Archer slips off, shoves, only for Davis to dodge!
Davis clotheslines Archer up and out of the ring! Fans fire up as Davis goes out and picks up a Young Lion! Davis runs with Ryohei Oiwa and Kyle has Yuto Nakashima! They SANDWICH Archer with the Young Lions! Fans fire up as Davis puts Archer in the ring. Tag to Fletcher, Aussie Open picks Archer up! But Suzuki clamps a SLEEPER on Kyle! Archer powers out to FULL NELSON SLAM Davis! Suzuki whips Kyle to a corner, runs in and BOOTS! Archer back elbows! Snapmare, PENALTY KICK, SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Tag to Suzuki and he runs at Kyle in the corner, another BOOT! Snapmare and PENALTY feint as Kyle covers up!
Suzuki waits for Kyle to literally let his guard down, and then he KICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Suzuki rallies the fans and he brings Kyle up. Kyle fires a forearm but Suzuki just grins and laughs. Suzuki ROCKS Kyle, stalks him, and eggs him on. Fans rally, Kyle stands back up, and Kyle ROCKS Suzuki! Kyle eggs Suzuki on so Suzuki ROCKS Kyle! Kyle fumes and fires up to ROCK Suzuki! The forearms go back and forth, faster and faster, and Kyle gets the edge! Kyle roars, but Suzuki DECKS him! Fans fire up with Suzuki and he drags Kyle up into a SLEEPER! Kyle is fading already, but Suzuki spins him to reel him in!
Suzuki Gotch lifts but Kyle powers out with a back drop! Davis triangle jump DROPKICKS Archer! Kyle runs to GAMANGIRI Suzuki in the corner, then suplexes for a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally up and Davis joins Kyle. Aussie Open hook Suzuki up, but Archer brings Davis away! Archer stomps a mudhole into Davis at the corner while Suzuki kicks Kyle’s legs out, for a SLEEPER! Kyle is fading, Suzuki spins him around! Archer brings Davis up, too, but Davis slips off! Davis shoves Archer into Suzuki! BOOT and fireman’s carry, POP-UP ROUNDHOUSE! Suzuki kicks Davis, CHOPS Kyle, and then fires off more CHOPS!
Fans rally as Suzuki CHOPS Aussie Open to their knees! Kyle blocks a chop, he and Davis double wrench to DOUBLE FOREARM! Kyle runs, LARIAT! But Suzuki stays up on rage alone! Kyle runs again but Suzuki ducks the lariat, only for Davis to LARIAT! But Suzuki still stays up! Suzuki roars, so Aussie Open LARIAT SANDWICHES him! Aussie Open hauls Suzuki up, COREALIS!! Cover, Aussie Open wins!!
Winners: Aussie Open, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Suzuki & Archer earn 0)
Maybe everybody dies, but Aussie Open is still alive! And they’re still undefeated in World Tag League! Will Davis & Fletcher truly be the future of tag team wrestling?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Ryusuke Taguchi & Clark Connors VS Ace Austin & Chris Bey!
The Wild Hips got burned by The Sauce & G-Rex, and now they go up against the hot hand of the #InevitableFinesse! Will Taguchi & Connors turn the fourth round into good luck? Or will Ace & Bey continue to have an impact in the league?
Bullet Club Too Sweets, and the Wild Hips present two beers! Bey & Ace want some, so Connors brings out a few more! But they’re a bit wet, so he and Taguchi wipe them off on their butts! Ace slaps the beers away, he and Bey don’t want those anymore. Taguchi & Connors crack open theirs and have a drink, but then Ace & Bey attack! But Connors & Taguchi don’t drop the beers! The bell rings, Ace & Bey whip Taguchi & Connors at each other, but they do-si-do with the beer! “Cheers!” and they cross-arm chug! Fans applaud but then Ace & Bey rush in again! Taguchi HIP ATTACKS Ace down while Connors just knees Bey away.
Taguchi and Connors chug while they WHIP HIP Ace! And WHIP HIP Bey! And then back to Ace! And then Taguchi whips Connors to HIP ATTACK Bey! Another WHIP HIP for Ace! Fans fire up as Wild Hips hip bump and never waste a drop! They finish chugging, and then Connors brings Ace up. Connors uppercuts Ace, whips him to ropes, but Ace holds ropes. Connors blocks the boot, flips Ace to the apron and ROCKS him! Fans rally as Connors runs Around the World, but Ace KNEES Connors first! Connors swipes but Ace handsprings around to PENALTY KICK Connors! Ace DECKS Taguchi and coordinates with Bey!
Bey builds speed, TOO SWEET CONJILO! Fans fire up as Bullet Club poses. Bey puts Connors in for Ace to stomp around. Ace stomps Connors, then hip drops the arm! Ace has the mounted armbar, and he brings out the ace up his sleeve! PAPER CUT! Ace hides the card, Bey says shush, it’s a secret. Ace drags Connors up but Connors CHOPS! But that was the cut hand! Connors clutches his hand and Ace CLUBS him down. Ace stomps Connors down and digs his boot in. He lets off as the ref counts, then he tags Bey. Ace hooks Connors up, Bey runs, SWEEP KICK RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP COMBO! And then STANDING MOONSAULT LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally up while Bey swaggers around. Bey basement boots Connors, then UPPERCUTS him in the back! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Bey drags Connors up. Bey whips Connors to a corner, runs corner to corner, STINGER SPLASH! Bey brings Connors out to DISCUS HAYMAKER! Cocky cover, ONE! Bey cravats Connors to keep him down but Connors endures. Bey leans all his weight and even headstands, but the fans rally up. Connors fights up, throws body shots, but Bey KNEES him back! Bey runs at the ropes but Connors puts him on the apron. Bey hooks Connors up to keep him from Taguchi!
Bey KNEES Connors, slingshots up and over, and things speed up, Connors POUNCES Bey!! Both men are down and fans fire up again. Connors and Bey crawl, hot tags to Ace and Taguchi! Ace dodges to kick low and CHOP! Ace whips but Taguchi reverses to HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up again as Taguchi HIP ATTACKS at the ropes! And again! And then baseball slide to APRON HIP! Cover, TWO! Taguchi drags Ace up but Ace swings, into a back suplex! Ace lands on his feet to waistlock but Taguchi switches. Ace elbows free, runs, but Taguchi follows. HIP- NO, Ace turns that into an atomic drop! Taguchi hobbles and Ace says TOO SWEET YEARS OF DEATH!
But wait, Ace’s hand gets stuck! Taguchi’s iron cheeks clamp on! Fans fire up and Taguchi hops around, bringing Ace with him. Connors is in, he fires up, and he SPEARS Ace down! Fans fire up more as the Wild Hips combine their powers! “ORYA~!” CROSS HIPS!! Cover, but Bey breaks it! Bey SUPERMAN PUNCHES Connors, but Connors UPPERCUTS Bey! Then POUNCE HIP- NO, Bey dropkicks Taguchi out of the air! Ace HEEL KICKS Connors out of the ring! And then builds speed to hit the FLOP! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans fire up as Ace hurries to get on the apron. Triangle jump ENZIGURI!
Bey tags in, ONE TWO SWEET CUTTER!! And THE FOLD!! Cover, Bullet Club wins!
Winners: Ace Austin & Chris Bey, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Wild Hips earn 0)
And that’s four in a row! Ace & Bey keep on going, is it truly inevitable that they will take the trophies?
World Tag League 2022: Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens!
The Joker & The Ace could not survive Suzuki-Gun while The General’s Jewels blew up the House of Torture! Will Fale & Chase set off another Grenade? Or will Yano & Tanahashi make it a dud?
Yano & Tanahashi keep up the high school bad boy act. They squat, then show off the “SUGOI” muscles of Tanahashi. Bullet Club Too Sweets, then they squat. Yano & Tanahashi squat and then Bullet Club attacks! Chase throws Yano out, then he and Fale stomp Tanahashi! The bell rings, Bullet Club mugs Tanahashi, but fans rally up for The Ace. Chase whips Tanahashi to the corner, runs in but Tanahashi dodges! Tanahashi dropkicks Fale’s leg, then blocks Chase’s kick to DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up as Tanahashi tries to scoop Fale! But Fale’s too big! Fale CLUBS Tanahashi, scoops him, but Tanahashi slips free!
Tanahashi fires off fast hands, runs, but Fale runs him over! Fale drags Tanahashi to ropes, tags in Chase, and then Bullet Club stands on Tanahashi’s back! The ref reprimands but they salute before stepping away. Fans rally for Tanahashi but Chase drags Tanahashi up. Chase bumps Tanahashi off buckles, tags in Fale, and then whips Tanahashi. Body shot, knee lift, LARIAT! Fale covers, but Yano breaks it! Chase sends Yano out and Fale tags him in. Chase drags Tanahashi up but Tanahashi forearms back. Chase BELL CLAPS Tanahashi, then throws him down by his hair! Chase has Tanahashi’s head between his feet, to NECK TWEAK as he falls back! Cover, TWO!
Chase drags Tanahashi up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Fale. Fale whips Chase in, Chase forearm smashes then Fale SPLASHES! Fale scoops and SLAMS Fale, then Chase climbs up. But Yano hurries over to spray Chase with his cleaning product! Fale CLOBBERS Yano for that, ROCKS him and scoops him, to SLAM him! Fale runs but Yano avoids the elbow drop! Chase CLUBS Yano, ROCKS him, then ROCKS him again. Fale stomps Tanahashi, then he and Chase both whip Tanahashi and Yano. But Tanahashi & Yano hold the ropes! They taunt Bullet Club, then get around them to RAM them into each other!
DOUBLE LOW- NO, Chase & Fale each catch Yano! The ref reprimands, but Tanahashi DOUBLE LOW BLOWS! Roll-up on Fale, Tanahashi & Yano win!!
Winners: Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Fale & Chase earn 0)
The Once in a Century Talent has learned much from the Producer! And with that, they’re finally on the board! Will The Joker & The Ace be able to pull off a late round comeback?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: YOH & Lio Rush VS DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru!
The Men of the Hour are just outside the top spot while Japones del Mal & The Heel Master are lagging behind. Will Yoh & Lio keep up the momentum? Or will Douki & Kanemaru start playing spoiler?
As soon as the introductions are over, Douki & Kanemaru attack! Kanemaru is after Lio while Douki throws Yoh out. The bell rings and Kanemaru stomps a mudhole into Lio. Douki goes out after Yoh and CLUBS him while Kanemaru bumps Lio off buckles. Kanemaru whips Lio corner to corner, but Lio goes up and over and runs. Lio redirects himself, and again, then slides under the boot to SPRINGBOARD RANA! Fans fire up, but Douki kicks and CLUBS Lio! Yoh gets in, Douki kicks him. Douki runs but Lio and Yoh both handspring to dodge! They mule kick, front kick and ENZIGURI Douki, into a NECKBREAKER from Yoh!
Fans fire up while Douki bails out. Lio HANDSPRING KICKS Kanemaru off the apron, then builds speed with Yoh. But Douki & Kanemaru get in to dropkick their legs out! Douki kicks Yoh out of the ring and then whips him into railing! Kanemaru brings Lio up to whip, and dropkick the legs out again! Kanemaru SMASHES the knee on the mat, then tags in Douki. Lio hobbles and falls, Douki drags him back to drop an elbow on the leg! Douki has a toehold but Lio endures. Douki drags Lio over to put the leg on ropes and HIP DROP it! Lio clutches his leg but Douki stomps him. Douki distracts the ref so Kanemaru can CLUB the leg on the apron!
Kanemaru tags in with the ref none the wiser. Fans rally as Lio gets back in the ring, and Kanemaru stomps Lio down. Kanemaru BOOTS Yoh for good measure, then throws Lio out. Kanemaru distracts the ref so Douki can SMASH the knee on the floor! Douki then drags Lio up to put him in for Kanemaru to cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Kanemaru stomps Lio down. Kanemaru stalks Lio, stomps him around, but fans rally for “LI-O RUSH! LI-O RUSH!” Lio kicks, Kanemaru blocks it, and he keeps Lio from Yoh to flip Lio! Lio lands on his feet, but his leg jams! Douki grabs at Lio but Lio elbows him away.
Kanemaru runs in but Lio BOOTS him away. Kanemaru runs back in, Lio slips under, but Kanemaru grabs a leg! Kanemaru drags Lio away from Yoh, but Lio hops up to ENZIGURI! Hot tag to Yoh! Fans fire up as Direct Drive rallies on Suzuki-Gun! Yoh dodges Kanemaru, dodges again, and FLYING FOREARMS! Fans rally as Yoh brings Kanemaru up again. Yoh scoops, SLAMS, and climbs up the corner for a TWISTING SENTON! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up with Yoh as he drags Kanemaru up. Yoh reels Kanemaru in and suplexes, but Kanemaru slips out to waistlock. Yoh elbows free, runs, but into a dropkick to the legs!
Kanemaru drags Yoh around, steps through, and has the FIGURE FOUR! Douki intercepts Lio, throws him back out, then goes out after him. Kanemaru thrashes but Yoh endures the hold! Yoh reaches out, tries to turn Kanemaru over, but Kanemaru blocks it. Yoh drags himself and Kanemaru over, to get the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and Kanemaru lets go as the ref pries at the hold. Kanemaru stomps Yoh’s leg, then drags him up, SHIN BREAKER! Kanemaru kicks the leg, runs again, but Yoh scoops! But Kanemaru slips through! Yoh reel shim back in to FALCON ARROW! Both men are down and fans fire up!
Yoh and Kanemaru crawl as the fans rally up. Hot tags to Douki and Lio! Lio blocks a kick to fire off palm strikes and an uppercut! Lio runs, but Douki follows, only for Lio to duck under and send Douki out! Lio DIVES and Douki is sent into barriers! Fans fire up as Lio puts Douki back in. Lio rallies the fans as he pounds the mat. Lio then runs to springboard, but Douki blocks Rush Hour! Douki waistlocks, Lio switches but Douki elbows free! Douki kicks and ENZIGURIS! Douki runs, and LARIATS Lio inside out! Douki DECKS Yoh for good measure and Kanemaru gets in. Kanemaru runs to UPPERCUT in the corner!
Douki climbs, Kanemaru scoops, BRITISH FALL to DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO, but into ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Lio endures and fights to his feet, and he moves around, only for Douki to drag him down and roll away from the ropes! ITALIAN STRETCH! But Yoh stomps Douki down! Douki HELL STABS Yoh in return! Fans rally as Douki aims at Lio from the apron. Slingshot, DAYBREAK!! Cover, TWO!?! Kanemaru sends Yoh into railing while Douki fires back up! Douki brings Lio around, wheelbarrows, SUPLEX DE- NO, Lio fights off the full nelson! Lio switches and feeds Douki to Yoh’s JUMP KNEE!
Yoh roars, runs, but Douki uses the ref as a shield! ENZIGURI! Fans fire up as Douki goes back for Lio. Kanemaru has his whiskey and tags a swig! Douki brings Lio over, but Lio ducks! The WHISKEY MIST hits Douki! Yoh SUPERKICKS Kanemaru down! And then Yoh SUPERKICKS Douki! Lio fires up, runs, springboards, RUSH HOUR!! Yoh PLANCHAS Kanemaru! Lio hurries up top, for the FINAL HOUR!! Cover, the Men of the Hour win!
Winners: Yoh & Lio Rush, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Douki & Kanemaru earn 0)
The Heel Master trying to tip the scales ended up messing them up! Kanemaru & Douki are 0-4, will they be drinking to forget? As for Lio & Yoh, they’re building up speed at just the right time, will they take over Super Jr. Tag League?
World Tag League 2022: Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi!
The Mighty Don’t Kneel, but they fell to the United Empire, and the House of Torture could not beat Bad Luck. Who will have better luck here in the third round?
But as The Mighty make their entrance, SHO & DICK attack from behind! The House of Torture is stacking the deck right from the start! Fans boo as the House of Torture mug the Mighty! The ref reprimands but the match hasn’t started so no one can be disqualified yet. Evil smacks Shane off the apron, then smacks him off it again before putting Shane in the ring. The bell rings and Evil uses the Mighty’s towel to CHOKE Shane! Dick & Sho distracts the ref, but the ref finally sees that and counts. Evil lets off at 4, then kicks Shane around. Evil runs, but Shane UPPERCUTS! Shane snapmares and basement dropkicks!
Fans fire up and Shane throws his shirt at Evil. Shane stomps Evil, KICKS him around, then KICKS him more! Shane BOOTS Evil, reels him into a clinch, but Evil grabs at the ref! Evil then switches with Shane to RAM him into the ref! The ref falls out of the ring, fans boo, but Yujiro BLASTS Mikey off the apron! Evil throws Shane out, Sho goes after Mikey and rakes the eyes! Sho and Yujiro mug Mikey and go out into the crowd while Evil and Dick mug Shane and go up the ramp. Evil CLAWS Shane’s back, fans boo more, but Evil lines Shane up for Dick to JAM in the ribs with a chair! Yujiro does the same to Mickey!
Fans tell Dick & Sho to go away but Dick just soaks up the heat. Evil suplexes Shane to the ramp! Evil grins and he looms over Shane. Evil scuffs Shane, drags him up, and even Dick helps bring Shane over to the ring. Shane fights back but Evil rakes his eyes! Fans rally as Evil puts Shane in and the House of Torture surrounds him. They all stomp away on Shane! Fans boo even harder but Evil just laughs. The House of Torture “put one out” on Shane, and then Sho drags the ref up. But Mikey goes after Sho! Sho rakes Mikey’s eyes! The ref is back in the ring, Evil claws Shane’s eyes again, then covers. ONE!!
Fans applaud as Shane refuses to go down easy. Yujiro tags in and he kicks Shane low. Yujiro kicks, snapmares, and drops a leg! And then an elbow! And then a headbutt! Cover, TWO! Evil is frustrated but fans fire up as Shane stays in this. Yujiro drags Shane up, bumps him off buckles, then tags in Evil. Shane hits back but Evil smothers him in the corner. The ref reprimands, Evil lets off and CHOPS! Fans rally and Shane hits back again, but Evil CHOPS again! Shane throws a forearm, but Evil pushes Shane back. Yujiro holds onto Shane and Evil winds up, but he CLAWS Shane’s face! Fans boo again and the ref reprimands.
Evil lets off, then dares Mikey to get in and hit him. The ref keeps Mikey back, Evil puts Shane in a corner and tags Yujiro. Yujiro storms up to Shane, snapmares and basement BOOTS! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Yujiro kicks at Shane. Yujiro pie faces Shane but Shane throws body shots! Fans rally up and Shane throws more shots, but Yujiro kicks low. Yujiro runs, but Shane deflects the boot to UPPERCUT Yujiro down! Fans fire up as Shane crawls over, hot tag to Mikey! Mikey rallies on the Tokyo Pimp with lariats, then whips him to a corner for a clothesline! Mikey whips, Yujiro gets around and ducks an elbow, but right into a DDT!
Fans fire up and Mikey BLASTS Evil! Mikey fires up, runs corner to corner and clotheslines Yujiro! He whips corner to corner to clothesline again! Evil runs in but Mikey dodges, and Evil’s clothesline hits Yujiro! Mikey whips Evil but Evil reverses, only for Mikey to come back and DOUBLE LARIAT Evil & Yujiro! Fans fire up again as Mikey roars! Mikey drags Yujiro up, reels him in, but Yujiro wrenches out and BITES Mikey’s hand! The ref reprimands but Mikey kicks Yujiro. Mikey runs but Sho trips him up! Fans boo but Yujiro BOOTS Mikey down! Shane gets in but Yujiro blocks the kick and claws the eyes!
Yujiro throws Shane down and runs to basement BOOT! Evil digs his knee into Mikey’s head at the corner, then he and Yujiro double whip corner to corner. Yujiro runs in to BOOT, Evil runs in to clothesline! Evil then hits a FISHERMAN BUSTER! Yujiro basement BOOTS again! Cover, TWO! Mikey is still in this and Sho is furious! Sho argues with the ref, but this outrage is just so Dick can use the SPOILER CHOKER on Mikey! Fans boo as Mikey endures, but then Shane whips Evil into railing! Shane BOOTS Yujiro, then sends Dick out! Shane BLASTS Sho, but Yujiro waistlocks. Shane switches, Mikey rushes over, HIGH LOW ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!
Evil runs in but Mikey gets around him to waistlock, BACK SUPLEX NECKBREAKER COMBO! Fans fire up with The Mighty as they roar! Shane and Mikey drag Yujiro up, trophy lift, THUNDER VALLEY!! Cover, The Mighty win!!
Winners: Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Evil & Yujiro earn 0)
They were battling the House of Torture 4v2 the entire time, and they still won! Will Shane & Mikey make a mighty comeback? Should the King of Darkness and team just admit that not Everything Is Evil?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask VS TJP & Francesco Akira!
The Flying Tigers are back up are shooting down Suzuki-Gun, but Catch 2/2 is stinging from their first loss! Will Eagles & Tiger pile on? Or can the Public Enemy & Nova Fireball redeem themselves?
Oh look, Gideon Grey is back. He gives the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions their introductions, as well as one for Red Shoes. Gideon makes a bit of fun of Tiger Mask, and then Catch 2/2 attack with dropkicks! The bell rings as Gideon bails out. Catch 2/2 double whip Eagles but he reverses to send TJP away. Eagles CHOPS Akira, then sends TJP into him to knock him down! Then Eagles dodges TJP’s clothesline to mule kick a leg out. Eagles runs, DOUBLE SLIDING LARIAT! Fans fire up while Catch 2/2 bails out. Tiger & Eagles build speed, they DOUBLE DIVE! Down go the champs and fans fire up!
Eagles & Tiger drag Akira up and put him in. Fans chant along with “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!” Eagles brings Akira around to whip him into the corner, and then Flying Tigers DOUBLE KICK Akira! TJP rushes in but Eagles blocks a kick and hooks him up to TURBO BACKPACK! Cover, Akira breaks it! Tiger throws Akira out, Eagles CLUBS TJP to a corner, and throws some forearms. Flying Tigers kick, KICK, but TJP moves and the SUPERKICK hits Tiger! Eagles brings TJP up to whip but TJP goes up and over. Akira returns, TJP helps him to RAILGUN DROPKICK Eagles!
Fans fire up, Akira runs and wheelbarrows with TJP to BOOSTED CODE BREAKER Eagles! TJP runs to LARIAT Eagles down! Cover, TWO! Eagles survives but Akira dropkicks Tiger out of the ring. Catch 2/2 double whip and double hip toss into the POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER COMBO! Cover, but Tiger breaks it! Akira kicks Tiger back out, then TJP drags Eagles up. TJP bumps Eagles off buckles, then sits him down to dig his boot in. TJP mocks the “Robbie Robbie Robbie!” before he gives Eagles scrapes to the face. TJP runs side to side, to BOOT WASH! Fans fire up and they want another! TJP obliges, but Eagles SOBATS!
Eagles runs, but into a BOOT! But Eagles hits STANDING SLICED BREAD! Eagles crawls over, hot tag to Tiger! Tiger goes up top to CROSSBODY TJP! Akira gets in and hooks Tiger’s arms. TJP runs in but Tiger BOOTS TJP away. Tiger then KANGAROO KICKS Akira away! TJP runs in again but Tiger scoops TJP for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Tiger keeps cool as he whips TJP to a corner. Tiger ROUNDHOUSES TJP, then reels him into underhooks. TJP blocks the lift but Tiger keeps trying. TJP shoots around, Tiger switches but TJP elbows free. TJP runs, Akira tags in before the springboard LARIAT!
Fans fire up and TJP throws his shirt to the crowd! Free souvenir as TJP drags Tiger up. Akira climbs up the corner, DOUBLE STOMP REVERSE DDT COMBO! Akira drags Tiger to the drop zone and TJP goes up top for the MAMBA SPLASH! Cover, but Eagles breaks it!! Fans fire up while all four men are down! TJP and Eagles crawl to each other to go forehead to forehead. Eagles whips, TJP reverses and ROLLING SOBATS! TJP runs, but Eagles DROPKICKS! Akira runs in but Eagles ducks the enziguri! ROUNDHOUSE, SUPERKICK, and ENZIGURI! Fans fire up with Eagles and he cravats, for SLICED- NO, Akira slips free!
Eagles waistlocks but Akira victory rolls to STOMP 182! Fans fire up as Eagles and TJP flop out of the ring. Tiger staggers up, Akira is on him! Tiger switches, chicken wings, but Akira ducks and TJP’s SUPERKICK hits Tiger! Akira then chicken wings Tiger to pop him up into a waistlock, but Eagles ENZIGURIS Akira again! Eagles then DIVES to take out TJP! Tiger SOBATS and TIGER DRIVERS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Akira survives and fans fire up again! Tiger keeps his cool as he brings Akira up. Tiger BUZZ- NO, Akira ducks and rolls Tiger up, TWO! Tiger rushes in but into an ENZIGURI! Akira reels Tiger in, but Tiger wrenches out, crucifix takedown! TWO!!!
But Tiger drags Akira into a REVERSE DOUBLE ARMBAR!! TJP runs in but Eagles wheelbarrows and victory rolls him, into a RON MILLER SPECIAL!! Catch 2/2 endure stereo submissions! TJP crawls over to Akira, to grab at Tiger’s mask!” TJP drags Tiger off Akira! Eagles lets TJP go to kick him out. Flying Tigers drag Akira up but he fires off forearms! Akira CHOPS Eagles, runs, but Eagles spins him around! SOLE FOOD, into TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, but TJP breaks it in time!! Eagles throws TJP back out and goes to the apron. Eagles and Tiger aim at Akira in the corner, DOUBLE KICK COMBO!
Akira sits down but Tiger drags him back up! Tiger hoists Akira up top then climbs. Fans rally as Tiger brings Akira up, but TJP trips Eagles! TJP Electric Chair Lifts Tiger! Akira adjusts, but Tiger slips off! Tiger gets under Akira’s leap, but TJP dodges Tiger! Akira SUPERKICKS Tiger! Eagles springboards, but TJP DROPKICKS him outta the sky! But Tiger fires off KICKS on Catch 2/2! Then forearms! Tiger runs, into the ALLEY-OOP FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!! Tiger survives and fans fire up again! But “CATCH! NI NI!” starts up. TJP sits Tiger up, the champs run, 2 BY 2!! Cover, Catch 2/2 wins!
Winners: TJP & Francesco Akira, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Eagles & Tiger earn 0)
The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions redeem themselves in the fourth round! Will they make sure no one else gets a win off them for the rest of the league?
World Tag League 2022: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI VS Tetsuya Naito & SANADA!
#Bishamon could not stop the future of tag team wrestling that is Aussie Open, but the Uncontrollable Charisma & Cold Skull are feeling just fine after two big wins. Will the Fierce Warrior & Head Hunter #GetBackUp? Or will Naito & Sanada help Nagoya be tranquilo tonight?
The jackets are put aside, but of course Naito takes his time with his entrance attire. The teams sort out, LIJ fist bumps, and fans applaud as Naito starts against Goto. Fans rally and chant for “NA-I-TO!” at the bell. Naito just stares at Goto, but then chants for “GO-TO! GO-TO!” start. The two circle, approach, but then Naito backs off. They circle more, approach again, but Naito backs off. Then they finally tie up, and Goto puts Naito on the ropes. Red Shoes calls the break and the two let off slowly. Goto pats Naito on the shoulder and fans applaud. But then Naito rushes Goto to put him on ropes!
Red Shoes counts, Naito pushes Goto but lets off as Red Shoes reprimands. Naito grins but Red Shoes tells him to let go of Red Shoes. Naito lets go, but Sanada pulls Goto’s hair! Naito kicks low and Red Shoes reprimands them. Naito CLUBS Goto, whips him corner to corner, but Goto comes back to run him over! Goto DECKS Sanada, stomps Naito, then tags Hashi. Bishamon double whip and double shoulder Naito down! Then HIP TOSS SENTON! Sanada runs in but Bishamon kicks him low and drums away on him! Then Bishamon drums Naito! Fans fire up as Hashi drags Naito up. Hashi hangs Naito out to dry and Goto holds him, so Hashi can run side to side and dropkick! Cover, TWO!
Hashi keeps cool and drags Naito up. Hashi CLUBS Naito, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! Naito wobbles, but he blocks the whip by holding ropes! Hashi CLUBS Naito, mule kicks and whips, but Naito reverses! Sanada trips Hashi up and Naito dropkicks Hashi down! Goto rushes in but into a drop toehold and basement dropkick! Naito kicks Hashi out and LIJ goes after Bishamon. Naito whips Hashi into railing! Sanada stomps Goto down, Naito drags Hashi back up. Naito CHOKES Hashi on the railing! Red Shoes reprimands and counts, but Naito lets off to CLUB Hashi down. A ring count starts, Naito stomps Hashi down.
Naito goes into the ring at 10 of 20 but Hashi is still down at 13. Hashi sits up at 15, stands and slides in at 17! Naito drags Hashi up, cravats and throws shoulders. Hashi hits back but Naito CLUBS and whips! Naito runs to JUMP KICK, leg sweep, COMBINACION CABRON! Fans fire up for Naito’s pose, then he tags in Sanada. Sanada stomps Hashi around, brings him up, and CLUBS him. Hashi staggers but Sanada CLUBS him again. Naito grabs hold of Hashi in the corner, and LIJ mugs Hashi. Sanada drags Hashi up, whips him to ropes, and ELBOWS him down! Cover, TWO! Fans applaud as Hashi hangs tough.
Sanada tags Naito and Naito drags Hashi up to a NECKBREAKER then PLUMA BLANCA! Naito thrashes Hashi around while taunting Goto. Goto gets in to stomp Naito, but Sanada throws Goto back out. Naito lets Hashi go, tags Sanada, and Sanada wrenches and whips Hashi corner to corner. Sanada runs in but blocks Hashi’s boot! Sanada trips Hashi, and fans cheer as Sanada ties Hashi up. But Hashi powers out of Paradise! Sanada kips up and trips Hashi again, to put him in Paradise! Fans applaud and cheer and Sanada encourages them to get louder. The fans oblige, Sanada runs in and dropkicks Hashi out of Paradise! Cover, TWO!
Sanada drags Hashi up, suplexes, but Hashi fights that off! Hahi tries to suplex but Sanada fights that off. They fight for suplex control as fans rally and duel. Hashi gets Sanada up, but brings him into the HEAD- NO, Sanada fights the Head Buster! Hashi dodges the lariat, to hit a HEADHUNTER! Fans fire up while both men are down! Hashi and Sanada crawl, hot tag to Goto! Goto runs Sanada over, BLASTS Naito, then fires off forearms on Sanada! Goto whips Sanada to the corner for MURAMASA! And BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Goto drags Sanada back up. Got fireman’s carries, but Sanada fights free!
Sanada waistlocks but Goto elbows free! Goto runs but Sanada dropkicks his leg! Goto hobbles, so Sanada dropkicks him down! Fans rally while both men are down. Sanada crawls over, hot tag to Naito! Naito stomps Goto down, drags him up, and ROCKS Goto to a corner. Naito whips but Goto reverses. Goto runs in but Naito BOOTS him! Naito runs, wrenches Goto but Goto avoids the elbow! Goto deflects the boot to DISCUS LARIAT! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Goto crawls, hot tag to Hashi! Hashi runs Naito over, then elbows him down! Hashi whips, Naito holds the ropes and BOOTS back!
Naito runs to RANA Hashi down! Hashi goes to a corner, Naito runs in, but Hashi CHOPS him! Hashi mule kicks, turns Naito, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Hashi brings Naito up. Naito blocks the suplex, but Hashi keeps trying. Hashi throws body shots, suplexes, but Naito knees free! Hashi CHOPS! Hashi runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Naito drags Hashi back up, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him! But Hashi slips down and brings Naito off the corner! Naito fights free of the bomb, blocks a kick and CLUBS the leg, to CHOP again! Hashi fires up and the fans fire up with him!
Hashi runs corner to corner but Naito dodges! Sanada runs in to back elbow! Feed to Naito’s atomic drop, and then Hashi fires off the big back elbows! Sanada keeps Goto on the outside as Naito goes up and reels Hashi in. ESPERANZA! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives but Naito drags him back up. Fans rally as Naito wrenches and tilt-o-whirls, DESTI- NO, Hashi blocks and Goto gets in! G Y- NO, Naito kicks Hashi away and slips around Goto, Sanada DROPKICKS Goto down! Hashi runs in but into an atomic drop! KICK, ENZIGURI, BIG back suplex, rolling jackknife! TWO!!! Hashi escapes and fans fire up!
LIJ coordinate and they drag Hashi back up. Sanada gives Naito the boost but Hashi stops the tornado to send Naito into Sanada! Naito blocks a kick to give a kick, but Hashi suplexes Naito first! Fans fire up as all four men are down! Hashi and Naito stir, and Goto climbs back onto the apron! Hashi crawls to his corner, but Naito crawls to his, hot tags to Goto and Sanada! Sanada dodges Goto but Goto deflects the boot, only for Sanada to duck the discus! Sanada reels Goto in but Goto elbows Sanada away. Goto runs, but Sanada hurdles! And hurdles! And DROPKICKS! Fans fire up again as Goto bails out. Sanada goes to the ropes to PLANCHA!
Fans fire up and Sanada brings Goto back up. Sanada puts Goto in the ring and fans rally again. Sanada aims from the apron now and Goto stands up. Sanada springboards but Goto gets under! Goto fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Goto snarls and he drags Sanada up. Goto dragon sleepers, but Sanada spins around to suplex! Goto fights that, they fight for suplex control, but Goto lets off to DISCUS LARIAT! Fans rally even harder and Goto drags Sanada back up. Dragon sleeper, but Sanada drops to victory roll! TWO!!! Even Goto’s surprised he escaped!
Sanada ELBOWS, ROLLING ELBOWS, then roars! Sanada runs, but Goto fireman’s carries! Sanada slips off but Goto dodges, HIDDEN GAP SUPERKICK from Hashi! Fans fire up as Hashi CHOPS Naito off the apron! Bishamon call their shot, they say it’s lights out! They stand Sanada up, hook him up, but Sanada BOOTS Hashi away! Naito trips Hashi and drags him out while Sanada spins things around on Goto! SKULL END!!! But Hashi whips Naito into railing! Goto endures and reaches out, but he’s turning red! Goto starts fading! Sanada lets him go and puts him in a drop zone! Sanada goes up top, for ROUNDING BODY-
NO, Goto moves! Sanada lands on his feet, Hashi dropkicks him down! Naito ELBOWS Hashi down then basement dropkicks him! But Hashi’s right up to LARIAT Naito! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down again! Goto and Sanada stir while Hashi and Naito roll out of the ring. Goto staggers up to his feet and powers up! Sanada sits up, BUZZSAW! Goto drags Sanada up, fireman’s carries, USHIGO- NO, Sanada lands on his feet! Goto rushes in but Sanada gets around to O’Conner B- NO, Goto blocks the bridge, Hashi SUPERKICKS! Goto fireman’s carries, FIERCE FLASH!! Hashi BLASTS Naito off the apron!
Bishamon sets Sanada up again, SHOTO!!! Cover, Bishamon wins!!!
Winners: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Naito & Sanada earn 0)
Los Ingobernables de Japon takes their first loss this World Tag League! Is there cause for concern that Naito won’t make it to his final WrestleKingdom?
As for Goto & Hashi, Goto gets the mic to say, “Bishamon is back in Nagoya!” Fans fire up for that! Goto then says, “And… Cheering is back in Nagoya!” Fans cheer even more for that! Goto wants to literally hear it, “Who do you think will win World Tag League?” It’s hard to say who the fans are cheering for, but then they join in a chant of “BI-SHA-MON! BI-SHA-MON!” Goto admits there are “mixed opinions. But next time we’re here, it’ll be after we win World Tag League and come back as champions!” Fans do like the sound of that. Goto finishes with, “Until then, it’s lights out time! SHOTO!!”
Will Goto & Hashi use this momentum to go back-to-back as World Tag League winners and win the titles?
Here are the NEW Super Jr. Tag League standings!
Austin & Bey: 4-0, 8 points
Bushi & Titan: 3-1, 6 points
TJP & Akira: 3-1, 6 points
Zayne & Lindaman: 3-1, 6 points
Yoh & Lio: 3-1, 6 points
Eagles & Tiger Mask: 2-2, 4 points
KUSHIDA & Knight: 1-3, 2 points
Taguchi & Connors: 1-3, 2 points
Sho & Dick: 0-4, 0 points
Douki & Kanemaru: 0-4, 0 points
Here are the NEW World Tag League standings!
Aussie Open: 3-0, 6 points
Goto & Hashi: 2-1, 4 points
Naito & Sanada: 2-1, 4 points
Suzuki & Archer: 2-1, 4 points
Khan & Henare: 2-1, 4 points
The Mighty: 2-1, 4 points
Yano & Tanahashi: 1-2, 2 points
Chase & Fale: 1-2, 2 points
Evil & Yujiro: 0-3, 0 points
Coughlin & Kidd: 0-3, 0 points
A great event for this series, and it’s been a while since I’ve done an entire NJPW show. I really like that despite all their efforts in both tournaments, the House of Torture can’t even buy a win. They’re really the scrubs of NJPW at this point, but this is all making it bigger for when each team finally gets that one win to spoil someone’s run. Great win for Yano & Tanahashi to finally score some points, and a great win for Aussie Open on Suzuki & Archer. And Khan was right, all of the Empire won tonight to prove they’re a very strong faction.
Taguchi & Connors drinking beer while wrestling that first half of the match was funny stuff, but I figured Ace & Bey were going to stay undefeated. That first loss also has to be big, that might happen right as finalists are decided. Super Juniors are going again on Monday, which is a surprise when World Tag League is a round behind them. There are more 3-1 teams than I expected, Yoh & Lio are one of them and they’re up next for Ace & Bey. They might give Ace & Bey a great match but I don’t know if round five is where Ace & Bey take their first loss.
The main event was awesome stuff, and Bishamon winning was a bit of a surprise, but it really shouldn’t since they won WTL last year. But this does put some pressure on Naito & Sanada, which is good for the story. It couldn’t just be smooth sailing for LIJ, so this is a good time to get that loss out of the way and have LIJ push harder towards the finals.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s WWE Survivor Series Results & Report! (11/26/22)
Survivor Series goes to war!
For the first time ever, WWE combines Survivor Series and The Match Beyond! Will The Bloodline still be standing after taking on five Brawling Brutes?
- Women’s WarGames: Team EST VS Team Damage CTRL; Team EST wins.
- AJ Styles w/ The OC VS Finn Balor w/ The Judgment Day; Styles wins.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey w/ Shayna Baszler VS Shotzi Blackheart; Ronda wins and retains the title.
- WWE United States Championship Triple Threat: Seth Rollins VS Bobby Lashley VS Austin Theory; Theory wins and becomes the new WWE United States Champion.
- Men’s WarGames: The Bloodline VS Team Brutes; The Bloodline wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
It’s the Survivor Series Kickoff show!
Join Kayla Braxton, Kevin Patrick, Booker T, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Peter Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action here tonight!
Backstage interview with Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey.
Megan Morant says we all saw what they did to Raquel Rodriguez, and Ronda pretends to feel terrible. Raquel got involved in their business, she started it, but they ended it. And it was the most fun Ronda’s had in a long time. Shayna agrees there. But tonight, Ronda defends her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Shotzi, and after what happened to Raquel, Shotzi says this is personal. Oh is it? They couldn’t tell between all the whining and crying. Does Megan know what it’s like to dislocate someone else’s elbow, ripping the tendons and separating a part from themselves? It sounds like tearing a turkey leg off. Feels like it, too. Not that Megan would know.
But another sound that’s so different is snapping an ankle. These two revel in the sounds of torturing another human, but will Ronda feel the wrath of the Wild Child soon enough?
Black Sabbath’s War Pigs plays.
And Ozzy himself is here to sing, “Time will tell them they are power mad, making war just for fun! Treating people just like pawns in chess, wait until their Judgment Day comes!” But that day is now, as the cage descends! “Satan laughing spreads his wing! OH LORD, YEAH!” Ozzy himself says, “Welcome to WarGames! HAHAHAHA!”
Women’s WarGames: Team EST VS Team Damage CTRL!
In a battle against Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, Nikki Cross & Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss have recruited Mia Yim and THE MAN, Becky Lynch! This war for control of the Women’s Division has gone #BigTime, but who will survive the sadistic steel?
The teams sort out and stepping up for her team is the RawEST Women’s Champion herself! Bianca leads by example, and meeting her from Team DMG CTRL is #CobraKai, who has FOUR WarGames matches under her belt from her days in NXT! The door closes, the bell rings, and fans fire up as we get five minutes of 1v1. They tie up, go around, Dakota pulls hair but Bianca turns it around. Bianca dribbles Dakota off buckles, then TOSSES her across the way! Bianca kicks low, brings Dakota up, but Dakota fights free of the bomb. But Bianca DROPKICKS Dakota into the second ring! Fans fire up as Bianca kips up.
Bianca storms over, but into a HOTSHOT! Fans rally for “E S T! E S T!” Dakota grins, Bianca chases Dakota in the gap, then drags her into the second ring with a waistlock for a SLAM! Bianca holds on, drags Dakota up again, then ripcords and whips her away. Bianca runs in but Dakota goes up and over. Bianca blocks the roll up and handsprings away. Dakota runs in but gets run over! Bianca paces around Dakota, drags her up and fireman’s carries. Dakota blocks the lawn dart and CLUBS free. Dakota pulls the ponytail but Bianca blocks! Bianca uses her ponytail to whip Dakota at the wall! Dakota stops herself, dodges Bianca, but runs into a BACKBREAKER!
Dakota crawls to a corner while the clock ticks down. Bianca runs in but Dakota dodges to POST her! Then BOOT WASH her against the steel! Dakota digs her boot in and stomps away as we have two-and-a-half minutes left. Dakota mocks Bianca and fans are torn. Most boo and Bianca crawls away, but Dakota ax kicks her down! Dakota CLUBS Bianca, stalks her to the gap, and BOOTS her into the first ring! Dakota stalks Bianca and CLUBS her again. Dakota pushes Bianca to a corner, runs in, but Bianca elbows her away. Bianca BOOTS Dakota away, then slips into the gap to ROCK Dakota!
Fans fire up as Bianca rushes in, spins Dakota around and suplexes high and hard! Both women are down and fans fire up as we hit the one minute mark! Bianca kips up and fans rally again! Dakota swings but and they fire off fast hands! Fans fire up, Bianca shoves but Dakota dodges! Dakota kicks, avoids the hair whip, then SCORPION KICKS! Bianca staggers, Dakota runs in, roll but into the ALLEY-OOP BOMB! Bianca kips up again at 30 seconds! Bianca TOSSES Dakota into steel! And then back the other way! Dakota staggers up and Bianca reels her in, for a POWERBOMB into the steel!
The last ten seconds tick away, and now IYO SKY rushes in! The Evil Genius also has great WarGames experience, she dodges Bianca and handsprings! Bianca dodges but Sky SHOTGUNS then kips up! Fans fire up as now DGM CTRL has the numbers advantage for three minutes. Sky wrenches, whips and WRINGS Bianca, but she handsprings through! Bianca eggs Sky on, dodges her in the corner, but Sky goes up to FLYING RANA! Bianca ends up in the gap and her team shouts for her to get up. Kai & Sky surround Bianca, but she throws big forearms! Bianca DECKS Kai but Sky DIVES onto Bianca!
Kai & Sky have Bianca in the second ring, whip her to a corner, clothesline and back elbow, then a BOOT! Bianca sits down, SHINKANSEN arrives! BOOT WASH and SWINGING- Wait, Sky is going a little too hard. She boots Bianca instead, even though fans boo. Bayley tells them to shut up, like they could do what Sky did! Kai & Sky mug Bianca, drag her up, but Bianca blocks the double suplex TO DOUBLE SUPLEX THEM! Fans fire up and we’re at the one minute mark! Bianca drags Kai up, chicken wings, but Sky springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Bianca down! Sky & Kai stomp Bianca down at the ropes, then pace around.
We’re under 30 seconds as Kai & Sky double whip Bianca into the steel! Bianca flounders but the countdown is back! And it’s ASUKA who rushes to the ring! Fans fire up as the Empress of Tomorrow dodges Kai! They each dodge kicks but Asuka gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Sky rushes over and fans fire up to see the Joshi Strong Style rivalry reignite! They each evade, fire off forearms, and Asuka gest the edge! Asuka whips, Sky reverse but Asuka stops herself. She dodges Sky but Sky tiger feints and arm-drags! Sky dodges, whips, and ROCKS Asuka at the ropes! Sky runs but Asuka HIP ATTACKS! Asuka runs, Sky follows, dodges, but get a POP-UP KNEE!
Asuka URAKENS, URAKENS, SOBATS, KICKS, CHOPS and SWEEPS, to a SLIDING KICK! Fans fire up as Asuka hurries to a corner. Asuka climbs up but Dakota rushes her! They brawl up top across the gap! Asuka gets the edge, and goes all out with that KICK! Bianca helps out, and they drag Dakota from the top to a trophy lift! Bianca TOSSES Dakota into the steel! Asuka leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK Sky! Fans fire up but we’re at one minute! Bianca and Asuka high-five and catch their breath. Asuka keeps on Sky, Bianca keeps on Kai, snap suplex! Sky and Asuka brawl, the countdown returns! Bianca digs her boots into Kai!
Nikki Cross rushes to the ring, but she doesn’t get in the ring yet. Fans fire up as she brings out a kendo stick! Nikki sends that one in, and another, and then some trash can lids! Asuka storms over, but Nikki SLAMS the door shut on Asuka! Nikki keeps adding to her arsenal but Boston wants tables. Nikki leaves it at this, though, and she JAMS Bianca with a lid! Then SMACKS her on the back! Nikki SPLASHES Bianca in the corner, then goes up to TORNADO DDT! Nikki fireman’s carries Asuka for a LANDSLIDE! Nikki fires up and fans fire up with her as she LASHES Asuka with her leather jacket! Bianca gets some, too!
Nikki shakes the cage, we’re already under a minute as she just grins through the steel. Nikki SMACKS Bianca with a trash can lid, Sky & Kai mug Asuka. Nikki fishhooks Bianca’s face, Kai gives her a kendo stick to make the camel clutch hurt even more! We’re at ten seconds again as Sky hooks up Asuka in a camel clutch. Team EST sends Alexa! The Five Foot Fury dodges Nikki and SHOTGUNS Kai! She hits an STO on Sky, BOOTS Nikki, then ROCKS her with haymaker after haymaker! SHOTGUN! Fans fire up as Asuka and Alexa get some things. They double whip Sky, ROCK her with a right, then BULLDOG her on a trash can lid!
Bianca helps Alexa RANA Dakota onto a trash can lid! Fans fire up but Nikki fights back! Throat chop for Alexa! Nikki CLUBS Alexa, has a kendo stick, but Bianca grabs it from her! And BREAKS it on her knee! Nikki just laughs that off, and climbs up the cage! But Bianca stops her! Dakota and Iyo SMACK away on Bianca with kendo sticks! Nikki has reached the top of the cage, but escape does nothing but forfeit in this match. Alexa & Asuka SMACK away on Kai & Sky now with kendo sticks! Nikki just kicks her feet and smiles as she watches Bianca WHIPLASH Kai! And WHIPLASH Sky! But Nikki laughs as she SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down!!
Boston is thunderous for the insanity of Nikki Cross! And now the countdown returns! DMG CTRL sends Bayley! The Role Model finally gets involved now that her team has done enough damage. Bayley looks under the ring, and she brings out a LADDER! It may not be a table but fans still love seeing it! Bayley gets the ladder in and Dakota helps her bring it over. Sky SMACKS Bianca with a trash can lid while Alexa & Asuka go after Nikki. Bayley brings out another ladder?! This one enters the ring, too, the others keep scrapping, and fans chant, “We Want Tables!” Well Boston, HERE’S A TABLE!
Bayley drags the table over, Bianca RAMS Dakota into a corner, and Bayley gets the table in. Sky kicks Alexa into the second ring, Nikki wraps Asuka’s arm around ropes, Bayley SUNSET BOMBS Bianca into buckles! Dakota helps Bayley set up the furniture, and they bring it over for Sky to put in the gap. They RAM the table into Bianca to trap her in the gap! DMG CTRL mugs Bianca, then smacks her off the table! Bayley says this is THEIR match now! DMG CTRL mugs Asuka & Alexa, snap suplex for Bliss! Nikki uses Bianca’s braid to SMACK her head off the table! DMG CTRL help Sky with the LIONSAULT onto Alexa!
Fans boo as Bayley snap suplexes Asuka. Then DMG CTRL helps Kai DOUBLE STOMP Asuka! Bayley taunts Bayley, but the countdown is back. Team EST sends “Michin!” She grabs trash CANS, and CHUCKS them in at DMG CTRL! Bayley boots Alexa, stomps Asuka, but Mia keeps throwing in cans. Mia gets in and RAMS Bayley with one! Dakota leaps, but into a can! Nikki runs into a FLAPJACK! Sky swings but misses, Mia kicks the lid into Sky and JAWBREAKERS her off the edge! Mia drags Dakota around to TOSS into steel! Mia gives Kawada Kicks to Dakota through the ropes, and then she kicks Sky aside. Mia gives Dakota a SPIKE RANA onto a lid!
Nikki jumps on for a SLEEPER! Mia stays up as Nikki thrashes her around! Bianca fights free of the table in the gap! Bianca TOSSES Bayley to a ring, Asuka CLUBS Sky! We’re under a minute as Mia DIVES from ring to ring to take out Bayley! Sky and Asuka try to drag the other down in a corner, Alexa is after Nikki, Bianca tries to set up the table. Bayley stops Bianca, but Bianca puts Bayley in the gap. Bianca DECKS Bayley, Mia and Kai meet at the other side. There’s brawls in ever corner of these rings! Asuka and Alexa each try to suplex Sky and Nikki, then Bianca and Mia get control of Bayley and Kai. Bayley SUPERPLEXES Bayley!
Mia SUPERPLEXES Kai onto a trash can lid! Alexa SUPERPLEXES Nikki and Asuka SUPER GERMAN SUPLEXES Sky! And the countdown is back! DMG CTRL’s last member is released! Rhea the Eradicator is loose! She DECKS Alexa, SHOTGUNS Asuka, HEADBUTTS Mia, BOOTS Bianca then stomps and KNEE SMASHES her! Alexa goes up but Rhea ROCKS her first! Rhea RAMS Bianca into Asuka, then ROCKS Asuka before she GERMAN SUPLEXES Bianca! Alexa LEAPS but Rhea catches her and suplexes her! And then TOSSES her into steel! Nikki is after Mia, Kai and Bayley go after Bianca.
Kai stomps Asuka, Rhea and Nikki mug Mia. Fans rally for the final entrant in Becky, but there’s still over a minute left on the clock. Nikki laughs as she watches her team mug everyone else. Rhea puts Asuka in the PRISM TRAP! Sky runs and runs and runs, to BASEMENT DROPKICK Asuka out of the Prism! Bayley high fives her teammates, and they put Asuka in the gap. They drag her into the second ring, but Mia kicks Rhea down! Mia CHUCKS a can into Rhea at the corner! Mia fires up and runs in, FULL METAL CANNONBALL! Becky paces, Asuka fights off DMG CTRL, but Sky SHOTGUNS her down!
Mia DIVES, but Bayley catches her! Sky SMACKS away on Mia with a lid! Then Kai hits a DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! But here comes THE MAN!! Becky storms right into the ring, and now WarGames can truly “begin!” Becky fires off forearms on everyone that steps to her! Sky fights back and shoves Becky away, but Becky puts her against the steel tp JUMP KICK! Kai runs in, Becky dodges to KICK her! Becky BOOTS Nikki, then Becky SMACKS Sky off ladder rungs! Becky fires off forearms and uppercuts, but then dodges! Nikki SMACKS Sky with a can! Becky kicks and SMACKS Nikki, then puts the can around Sky!
Becky brings Nikki around to SMACK off the can, then keeps in on Sky as she climbs up the corner! The MAN’S LEG DROP! Sky is down inside the can and fans fire up! Becky then grins as she stalks up to Bayley. Bayley is very afraid but Becky dares her to get up. “Come fight me, ya little bitch!” Bayley swings but Becky fires back! Fans fire up as they brawl back and forth, then Becky gets the edge! SOBAT! Becky stomps a mudhole into Bayley against the steel! Fans fire up but now Rhea steps to Becky. Becky swings but Rhea blocks! Rhea HEADBUTS Becky, pump handles, RIP- NO, Becky slips out! But Bayley returns!
Becky DECKS Bayley but Rhea hits RIPTIDE!! Cover, Asuka BUZZSAWS it apart! Bayley swings but misses and gets an URAKEN! Nikki is after Alexa, Dakota TOSSES Mia into steel! Rhea and Asuka brawl, but Rhea ducks! Becky blocks the uraken, and saves Asuka from Rhea. Becky dodges Rhea, Asuka hits her with BLUE MIST!! Fans fire up but Bayley CLOBBERS Asuka! Bayley ROCKS Becky, drags Asuka up and SMACKS her off buckles! But Becky rolls Bayley! TWO, and Bayley UPPERCUTS Becky! Bayley puts Becky in a Tree of Woe and taunts the fans. Bayley CHOPS Becky, then STOMPS her down!
“The Man? The Man?! I’m the damn Role Model!” Bayley drags Becky to the gap, wraps her up, ROSE PLANT ONTO THE STEEL!! Cover, Asuka breaks it! Nikki fires off on Asuka, Sky joins in. They double whip but Asuka reverses! Bianca sends Sky up, but keeps her from climbing. Sky kicks Bianca, Asuka goes after her! Everyone is swarming, Kai SMACKS Asuka with a can! DMG CTRL have Asuka and mug her, but Mia and Alexa join in! Then Bianca adds on! But Nikki SMACKS Bianca down with a kendo stick! DMG CTRL fight off Asuka and Alexa, and Nikki give Alexa a DRAPING NECKBREAKEAR!
Asuka and Kai fall, Bianca gets Bayley for a POWERBOMB! But Sky is up on the very top of the cage! SUPER OVER THE MOONSAULT!! Direct hit on Bianca and Mia but Sky’s so wiped out, she can’t cover! Boston loses its mind as ALL TEN women are down around this double ring! “This is Awesome!” and the ten start stirring here and there. Nikki RAMS into Alexa, then SLAMS her down! Nikki brings out HANDCUFFS! “You think I forgot? YOU THINK I FORGOT?!?!” She shouts but Alexa SLAPS her! So Nikki cuffs Alexa, Alexa resists, but Nikki still brings her over, Nikki reaches for the cage, but Alexa gets the cuff, to hook on to Nikki!!
Nikki is furious, but Alexa brings her off the ropes with an Electric Chair! For a SLAM onto a trash can!! They’re both down while the others rise up. Rhea runs but Asuka dodges, CODE BREAKER! Asuka runs in to HIP ATTACK, but Rhea catches it! To TOSS Asuka into steel! “That’s for my eyes!” But Mia CLUBS Rhea and tosses her to the other ring. They brawl, but Rhea hooks Mia up! But Mia sips out of Riptide to get a SLEEPER! Rhea runs to crash through the ladder!! Fans lose their minds all over again! Bianca and Becky stand against Bayley, Kai & Sky, where this all began at SummerSlam! And fans are thunderous for it!
The two sides talk trash, and then they brawl! But that’s 3v2! Kai & Sky have Becky while Bianca scoops Bayley t SPINEBSUTER on a can! Kai hops onto Bianca but she fights Kai and Sky off! Torture rack for Kai, KISS OF- NO, Kai lands out, but into a MANHANDLE SLAM! Sky runs in, pops free of the clinch, but into a KISS OF DEATH!! Fans fire up as Bianca TOSSES Bayley into the gap! Becky knows fans want tables, so she and Bianca get the table! They position the table in a corner, Bianca puts Sky on the table and Becky goes up to the very top! Bianca puts Kai on the table, and stops Bayley from going after Becky!
Torture rack, KISS OF DEATH into the steel!! Becky is up at the top, for a SUPER MAN’S LEG DROP!! Cover, Team EST wins!!
Winners: Team EST, by pinfall
Now THAT was Big Time! Becky, Bianca, Asuka, Alexa & Mia stand tall together, having kept Damage Control from taking over! Is this just the beginning of another big time comeback for The Man?
The Bloodline meets in the private room.
Jey has something to talk with Roman Reigns about. “Uce, from day one, I knew as soon as we started hanging around with Sami Zayn, Uce, I knew he couldn’t be trusted, Uce.” He’s why they lost the advantage! Jey heard Sami and Kevin Owens talking it up! Sami lied right to Jey’s face! The only reason he didn’t go get Sami was cuz Roman didn’t give the order. So what’re they gonna do about it? Roman says, “What’re we gonna do? Jey, I don’t know how to tell you. But this is what you’re going to do. You’re going to go out there and be the Right Hand Man and do what I say, while I’m going to be the Tribal Chief and worry about everything else. You understand me?” Jey says yes.
Roman tells Jey he will look Sami in the eye, man to man, and will know if Sami’s telling the truth. Roman will know where Sami’s loyalties lie. Just focus on tonight. Jey nods and fist bumps. Roman then tells Paul Heyman to get Sami. Heyman gets out his phone and makes the call. The confrontation is coming, but will Roman like the answer he gets when he confronts Sami tonight?
AJ Styles w/ The OC VS Finn Balor w/ The Judgment Day!
Once part of the same club, once good brothers, but now enemies torn apart by arrogance and darkness. This has to end somehow, but will it be the Phenomenal One that comes out on top? Or will Survivor Series be reeeeeeeal?
The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Finn gets around to a waistlock. Styles wrenches out to switch, but Finn pulls at the arm in return. Finn goes to ropes, Styles lets go but then Finn headlocks. The ref counts, they both let off but then Finn shoves Styles away. Styles keeps his cool and circles with Finn. They tie up, Finn gets the arm and wrenches. Styles chinbars to get a facelock but Finn backs Styles into a corner, The ref counts, both men let off again, and Finn pats Styles on the shoulder. But Styles blocks his cheap shot! Styles CLUBS the leg, KICKS the leg out, then KICKS it again!
Styles KICKS the leg out again, drags Finn around, and DDTs the foot! Finn hobbles away as Styles says he’ll pick Finn apart piece by piece! Styles ROCKS Finn, whips him corner to corner, then scoops Finn on the return for a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Styles stalks Finn to a corner and has the leg. The ref counts but Styles lifts Finn for a SHINBREAKER! Fans rally as Styles tells Dom to shut up. Styles KICKS Finn’s leg out, and Finn says, ‘C’mon, AJ, we’re boys!” Styles says, “Not anymore!” Styles throws hands but Finn gives them back! Finn backs Styles down, throws body shots, but Styles HEADBUTTS in return!
Styles HEDBUTTS Finn to back him down and Boston rallies up for Styles. Styles bumps Finn off buckles, Finn staggers away, but then Finn victory rolls and STOMPS Styles down! Finn springboard stomps again and again, but stops as the ref counts. Finn snarls as he walks on the bad leg and fans boo. Dom and Priest soak up the heat for Finn as Finn brings Styles up. Finn DECKS Styles, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Finn whips Styles corner to corner, then brings him out to a BACKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Styles is showing his toughness but Finn snarls. Finn drags Styles up but Styles throws body shots!
Styles backs Finn down with forearms, whips, but Finn reverses. Styles sunset flips but Finn rolls through to basement dropkick! Cover, ONE!! Finn looms over Styles while fans boo, but he hooks Styles up with a cobra twist! Styles endures while Finn pulls on the hold. Fans rally up and Styles fights his way around, but Finn CLUBS Styles on the back. Finn shoves Styles to ropes, ROCKS him in the back, then does it again! Fans boo as Finn drags Styles back up. Finn shoves but Styles ROCKS Finn! Styles fires off more shots, whips Finn to ropes, but Finn turns hip toss into a cobra twist! Styles endures all over again!
Fans rally and the Good Brothers coach Styles up. Styles throws elbows into Finn’s leg and gets free to hip toss! Finn gets up, Styles CLOBBERS him again and again! Styles snapmares, runs and SLIDING FOREARMS! Fans fire up and Finn staggers to a corner. Styles runs in to clothesline! Fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Styles is annoyed but he keeps on Finn. Styles brings Finn up but Finn trips him to DOUBLE- NO, Styles avoids the stomp! Styles goes to the apron but Finn KNEES him in the ropes! And again, and again! But Styles blocks to DRAGON SCREW the leg in the ropes!
Fans fire up as Styles aims, but Priest distracts the ref so Dom can trip Styles! But Gallows & Anderson surround Dom! Gallows UPPERCUTS Dom, he and Anderson mug Dom, but Priest rushes over! The Good Brothers and the bad boys brawl and Boston fires up! Gallows TOSSES Dom away, then ROCKS Priest! Gallows DUMPS Priest over the barriers! Anderson keeps after Dom, the brawl spills into the crowd! Fans fire up, Styles DECKS Dom and sends him over the barriers for the Machine Gun! Those four all disappear into the night, Styles finally has Finn 1v1! But Finn counter atomic drop to a cover, TWO! Styles rolls Finn, TWO!
Styles torture racks but Finn slips free to sunset flip! TWO! Finn runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, to SLINGBLADE Styles down! Finn snarls as he goes to the corner and takes aim. Fans boo but Finn runs at Styles, but into an ENZIGURI! Finn wobbles, Styles reels him in to suplex into buckles! Cover, TWO! Fans rally while both men are down. Styles rises up and he brings Finn up. But Finn RAMS Styles into the corner! Finn shakes his bad leg, but Styles catches him to roll! But Finn rolls through, DOUBLE STOMPS! Both men are down again but Finn grins as he stands back up. Finn hobbles and stomps Styles around.
Styles sits up, Finn stomps him down again, talking trash all the while. Finn talks trash to Boston, too, and then he stomps Styles more. Styles eggs Finn on and Finn kicks him more! “Is that all you got!?” Finn runs and BOOTS Styles! But Styles just fires up! Styles blocks the boot, fires off the Phenomenal Blitz, but Finn ducks under to dragon sleeper! But Styles fireman’s carries! Finn slips out, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO! Styles survives but Finn snarls as he goes to ropes. Finn drags Styles up, reels him in, and mocks the Clash! But Styles grabs a leg and drags Finn down! Finn kicks Styles away, ROCKS him, but Styles PELES!
Finn wobbles, but he PELES in return! Both men are down and Boston fires up! Finn and Styles stir, Styles goes to a corner. Finn runs in to CHOP! Finn whips Styles corner to corner, Styles reverses and clotheslines! Styles whips Finn out to put him back in! But Finn dodges to put Styles in the gap. Styles ROCKS Finn, slingshots, but into a fireman’s carry! GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO! Finn is furious and he drags Styles up to a fireman’s carry. USHIGOROSHI! Finn drags Styles up in a dragon sleeper, but Styles slips out of 1916! Styles ELBOWS Finn from a corner, goes up the corner, and QUEBRADAS into the ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO!
Both men are down from copying each other’s signature favorites, but Styles drags Finn into a drop zone. Styles goes to the corner and climbs up top. Fans fire up as Styles 450’s, but he has to roll through as Finn moves! Finn SHOTGUNS Styles down! Styles is in a drop zone and Finn laughs as he climbs up! Fans boo but Finn jumps, only for Styles to move! Finn’s leg jams, Styles rolls him into the CALF CRUSHER!! Finn endures but Styles pulls way back on the leg! Styles pulls way back, but Finn DRIBBLES Styles’ head on the mat! Styles lets go and both men are down on the mat again.
Fans rally up as Finn rises. Styles stirs but he’s dazed from being treated like a basketball. Finn ROCKS Styles with a haymaker, and then another! Finn throws body shots in the corner, then more haymakers! Styles ROCKS Finn back! Styles backs Finn down, but Finn hits back. They go back and forth, faster and faster, and fans fire up! Finn CHOPS, Styles CHOPS back! Then ENZIGURIS! Finn goes to a corner, Styles runs in, but Finn puts him back on the pron. ENZIGURI, but Styles DECKS Finn! Styles adjusts, springboards, PHENOMENAL FOREARM!! Cover, Styles wins!
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall
The leaders battled for their teams, and in the end, this was phenomenal! But is this truly the end of the war? Or will Judgment Day come back around to tear down The OC?
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey w/ Shayna Baszler VS Shotzi Blackheart!
The Baddest Woman on the Planet has been acting more like a snotty bully as of late, but that’s fine, because the Wild Child knows exactly how to handle bullies: step to them and expose them. This got a lot more intense after just last night when Ronda and Shayna broke Raquel Rodriguez’s arm, will Shotzi avenge Big Mami Cool while taking the title? Or will Rowdy Ronda rip Shotzi apart like a Thanksgiving turkey?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Shotzi can TCB, tank care of business!
The bell rings, Ronda doesn’t sweat Shotzi, but Shotzi fires off fast hands! Ronda SAYANAGIS Shotzi but Shotzi comes back with more fast hands! Another SAYANAGI, but Shotzi comes back! But Ronda ducks the enziguri to get an ANKLE LOCK! Shotzi endures, reaches out, but Ronda YANKS her from ropes. Ronda and Shayna both talk trash on Shotzi, but Shotzi rolls and throws Ronda away! Shotzi runs in to CANNONBALL! Ronda flops out of the ring and Shayna is actually a little worried. Shotzi builds speed but Shayna shoves Ronda away to take the DIVE! But Shotzi still drags Ronda up to RAM her into steel steps!
Shotzi puts Ronda in the ring, ROCKS her with a forearm, then ROCKS her again! Shotzi runs, BOOTS Shayna off the apron, but Ronda rushes over! Shotzi dodges to LARIAT Ronda from the ropes! Shotzi goes up top, leaps, CROSS- BODY SLAM! Ronda turns momentum around in a split second! Ronda kicks Shotzi around, kicks her hands out from under her, then CLUBS her down. “I could beat you with my feet!” But then Shotzi grabs a leg, trips Ronda, and stomps Ronda down! Shotzi roars, and drops a leg, but into a leg scissors! Ronda tells fans they’re going to get an ankle for a souvenir!
Ronda puts on the ANKLE LOCK! Shotzi fights right up to ENZIGURI! Ronda still holds onto the foot, but she is wobbly! Ronda drags Shotzi up and wraps her up, rolls and has a STRAITJACKET LEGLOCK! Ronda says Boston doesn’t care about Shotzi because they’re not making any noise. Fans chant “We Want Sasha!” but Shotzi fights free to fire off fists! Ronda BOOTS Shotzi down then fires off at the ropes! Ronda drags Shotzi up, puts her through ropes and CHOKES her! The ref counts, Ronda looks at her “watch,” then lets off at 4. But Shotzi CLOBBERS Ronda!! Shotzi sputters, but she drags Ronda up again.
Shotzi has Ronda on the ropes, for an APRON DDT!! It was a nasty landing and both women are on the floor. A ring count starts, but Shotzi stalks Ronda. Shayna rushes in but Shotzi BOOTS Shayna! Shotzi kicks off Ronda to hit a SLICED BREAD on Shayna! Shotzi refreshes the count, storms up on Ronda and blocks a boot to TOSS Ronda into the crowd! Shayna runs in, Shotzi TOSSES her, too! Here’s that front row seat Shotzi promised last night! CROSSBODY and fans go toppling over! Fans nearby lose their minds seeing that! Shotzi stands up and drags Ronda back up. The ring count is climbing, Shotzi hurries to throw Ronda over the barriers.
We’re at 7 of 10, Shotzi puts Ronda in at 8. Shotzi climbs but Ronda meets her with a KNEE! Ronda brings Shotzi around, SUPER SAYANAGI!! Ronda crawls to cover, TWO!!! Shotzi survives and Ronda is furious! Ronda drags Shotzi around, rolls to fireman’s carry her, PIPER’S PIT!! Ronda says this is for the fans! ARMBAR!!! Shotzi taps, Ronda wins!
Winner: Ronda Rousey, by submission (still SmackDown women’s Champion)
Shayna returns to hand the belt to Ronda while fans boo. Shayna was the real advantage for Ronda here, will anyone be able to stop the Baddest Woman on the Planet when she has back-up like that?
Sami Zayn meets with Roman Reigns.
He knows they wanted to talk, so is now a good time? The perfect time. How is Sami feeling? Good! Tonight’s a big night, right? Always a big night for the Bloodline. But about last night… Was Sami talking to Kevin? Sami admits it, he was talking to Kevin. Roman sighs. Then he asks Sami this: Why’d he lie to Jey about it? Sami says he didn’t lie, he just withheld information. But it was only because Jey had the match that night. The advantage was on the line, Sami didn’t want to put things on Jey’s plate. Jey already has trouble trusting Sami outright, Jey wouldn’t have understood, Sami didn’t want to put that on his plate.
And Sami didn’t initiate, it was Kevin who talked to him. Kevin talked, then left, and that is the truth. And what was it that Kevin said? Kevin said that Sami should be the one to turn on The Bloodline before they turn on Sami. Kevin’s Sami’s friend, right? Or was. Roman gets that. But Roman wants Sami to understand that this is family. This is blood. Roman needs Sami to look him in the eyes and Roman needs to know if Sami is with them, or will stab them in the back. Sami say she is with Roman. Roman needs to understand that. There are five people on the whole planet allowed to be in this room: Heyman, the Usos, Solo, and Sami. That’s not lost on Sami, that means the world to him.
It means the world to Sami that Roman took him in as family. Sami will not let Roman down tonight. He will not let Roman down any night. He is with The Bloodline. Roman looks at Sami, Sami looks at Roman, and Heyman watches them both. Roman stands up, and tells Sami to stand up. Sami does stand, and Roman smiles. Roman says, “Let’s do it.” Roman HUGS Sami! Sami thanks Roman, but then the look on Roman’s face seems different. Did Sami really convince Roman he’s genuine? Or is Roman the one who convinced Sami?
WWE United States Championship Triple Threat: Seth Rollins VS Bobby Lashley VS Austin Theory!
The Visionary and the All Mighty battled for this belt 1v1 and the Visionary won, and that didn’t sit well with the All Mighty. But then, just as Lashley brutalized Rollins, the Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank did something with his briefcase never thought of before and he cashed in on the US title! Lashley kept Theory from taking the title, but now all three men will battle for this belt at the same time! Will Lashley take back what was his? Will Theory prove he isn’t the future but the NOW of WWE? Or will Rollins #BurnItDown in Boston?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if anyone can dethrone Seth Freakin’ Rollins!
The bell rings and Lashley CLOBBERS Theory right out of the ring! Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” and Rollins says okay, let’s have this 1v1. Theory gets back in, Rollins CLOBBERS him right out! Lashley and Rollins brawl, Lashley RAMS Rollins into the corner and then RAMS him again and again and again! Lashley runs side to side to RAM Rollins, then hit a NECKBREAKER! Fans rally for Rollins but Lashley brings him around to suplex. Rollins knees free, CHOPS, but Lashley just glares at him. Rollins CHOPS, CHOPS, and ROLLING- NO, Lashley gets around but Rollins fights the full nelson! Rollins PELES Lashley away, runs in but is put on the apron.
Rollins ROCKS Lashley but Theory trips Rollins up! Theory RAMS Rollins into barriers! Theory snarls and stares Lashley down. Lashley storms out but Theory slides in. Lashley slides in but Theory fires off forearms and stomps! Theory rains down fists but fans boo. Theory drags Lashley up, but Lashley suplexes Theory! Lashley carries Theory around then SLAMS him down! Rollins springboards in, but into a back drop! Theory kick but Lashley blocks to ELBOW him away. Lashley then clotheslines Theory in a corner, then clotheslines Rollins in the other. Lashley RAMS into Theory, then he RAMS into Rollins!
Fans fire up, Lashley has Rollins but Theory runs in. Lashley catches Theory, COMPLETE SHOT DDT COMBO! Lashley fireman’s carries Theory to then RAM into Rollins! Lashley roars and fans fire up! Rollins stagger sup, Lashley kicks low and gut wrenches to the Canadian Rack, AK-47! Cover, Theory drags the ref out! Fans boo but there’re no disqualifications here for that. Theory runs form Lashley but Lashley drags him out of the ring to TOSS into the timekeeper’s area! Fans fire up and Theory has a chair! But Lashley blocks it! Lashley throws the chair away, YANKS Theory into a fireman’s carry, but Theory slips off!
Theory shoves Lashley but Lashley stops from being posted. Lashley ELBOWS Theory away, but Rollins FLYING KNEES! Direct hit on Lashley and Rollins RAMS him into steel steps! Fans fire up and Rollins hurries to pull the steps apart. But Theory CLOBBERS Rollins! Theory rains down fists, fans still sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Theory has the steps and he RAMS Lashley down! Then he RAMS Rollins down! Theory puts the steps down a moment, but he sees Lashley getting back up. Theory picks the steels up to SLAM them into Lashley! Theory puts Rollins in the ring, somersaults and SHOTGUNS Rollins down! Cover, TWO!
Theory stomps away on Rollins but fans boo as he paces about. Theory drags Rollins up, bumps him off buckles, then throws haymakers and body shots. Theory digs his knee in but fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Theory goes out after Lashley to SMACK him off the desk! Theory RAMS Lashley into barriers! Theory slides back into the ring to drag Rollins up, but Rollins cradles! TWO!! Theory CLOBBERS Rollins, covers, ONE!! Theory looms over Rollins, DECKS him, then pie faces him around. Rollins seethes as Theory talks trash and pushes him around. Theory ROCKS Rollins, pushes him around, and says this is HIS time!
Rollins ROCKS Theory! And again! And again! Rollins CHOPS, ROCKS, repeat! Fans “WOO~!” as Rollins CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Rollins whips, Theory reverses but Rollins CLOBBERS Theory! And again! And then redirects Theory to SLINGBLADE! SUPERKICK! Fans fire up and Theory bails out, Rollins builds speed to DIVE onto Lashley! Direct hit, and Rollins builds speed again to DIVE onto Theory! Rollins keeps moving, he DIVES and hits Lashley again! Rollins gets up but Theory runs in! Rollins sends him out, builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit on both opponents and Boston is thunderous!
Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” as Rollins brings Theory up. Theory shoulders in, somersaults, but into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Both Theory and Rollins are down and Lashley slides in. Rollins hurries to kick Lashley back out, then he goes to a corner. Fans fire up and sing for Rollins again. Rollins soaks it all in, then aims at Theory, Rollins runs, but Lashley drags Theory out of the way! MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! HURT LOCK on Rollins! But Theory jumps onto Lashley for a SLEEPER! Rollins pries at the hold while Theory squeezes tight! Lashley lets Rollins go so he can TOSS Theory out of the ring!
Rollins returns to kick low and hook the arms! PEDIGREE!! Cover, TWO!! Lashley survives because Rollins isn’t The Game, but fans rally up behind Rollins as he gets back up. Rollins drags Lashley into a drop zone and he hurries to a corner. Rollins climbs, PHOENIX- NO, Lashley moves, Theory throws Rollins out! Theory runs at Lashley, SOMERSAULT BLOCKBUSTER! Theory calls for it, fans boo but Theory drags Lashley up. Fireman’s carry, A-TOWN D- NO, Lashley slips off to get the HURT LOCK!! Theory endures, pushes off the corner to get a cover! FROG SPLASH OUTTA NOWHERE!! Cover on Lashley, TWO!?!?
All three men are down and Boston cannot believe it! “This is Awesome!” as all three men start to stir. Rollins watches Theory go to ropes. Rollins storms over but Theory shoves back. Theory swings, misses, but he ELBOWS Rollins. Rollins PELES Theory, but Theory fireman’s carries! Rollins slips off, runs and ROLLING ELBOWS! Then the turn and DRAEM SM- NO, Theory ducks to ROCK Rollins! Theory hooks the arms, but Rollins fireman’s carries! Lashley drags Theory off into a DOUBLE HURT LOCK?!? How is Lashley doing that!?! But they both RAM Lashley into the buckles! Lashley runs, but Theory jumps over, Lashley POSTS himself!
Rollins ROCKS Theory, SUPERKICKS Lashley, DREAM SMASHER for Theory!! Fans are thunderous again and Rollins aims. Rollins sees his targets line up, he runs in to leap off Theory and STOMP Lashley! Theory whips, but Rollins throws Theory out but Theory ROCKS him back! Theory goes up top, Rollins is right after him! SUPERPLEX and roll through to a FALCON- SPEAR!!! Theory falls onto the cover, and Theory wins?!?!
Winner: Austin Theory, by pinfall (NEW WWE United States Champion)
Boston boos because they can’t believe the sheer luck of Theory! The Youngest TWO-TIME United States Champion in WWE history leaves Boston victoriously, is he truly The NOW?
Jey talks with Roman again.
What did Sami say? Is he lying to Roman, too? Roman looked Sami in the eye and he saw everything he needed to see. Alright. Jey accepts that answer, but Roman is still very cryptic. Is this going to turn out good for Sami? Or very, very badly?
Men’s WarGames: The Bloodline VS Team Brutes!
The Tribal Chief has done whatever he wants to whoever he wants in the WWE, all thanks to having The Usos, Solo Sikoa, and even the Honorary Uce, Sami Zayn, by his side. But now, there won’t be any surprises, because they’re all here in the open, and so are their enemies! Will Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Ridge Holland, Pete Dunne & Kevin Owens take advantage of their numbers advantage win last night? Or can nothing stop a united Bloodline?
Stepping up first for the Brawling Brutes is the Bruiserweight! “Butch” enters his FOURTH WarGames, will that in itself be a powerful advantage? Stepping up for the Bloodline is Jey. Roman hugs it out with his Right Hand Man, will Jey make the family proud? The bell rings and the five minutes start ticking away. Jey and Dunne stare down from opposite rings and Jey talks trash. Dunne is snarling, Jey tells “Butch” he’s in the big boy league! Dunne dares Jey to get in his ring, then! Jey steps through the gap, but he hesitates. Dunne keeps egging Jey on, fans chant, “Let’s Go, Ucey!” Jey rushes in and Dunne is right on him!
Dunne fires off hands, whips and CLOBBERS Jey! Dunne drags Jey around to wrap an arm in a hammerlock. Dunne grabs the other hand, and he bends fingers back! And then the elbow! Jey endures but tapping out wouldn’t matter now anyway! Dunne isolates that arm to STOMP it! Dunne puts that hand against the steel and he bends the fingers against the chain links! Jey fights but Dunne BOOTS the hand! Jey scrambles away, clutching his fingers, but Dunne is right on him at the ropes. Dunne wraps that arm around the ropes and tortures Jey with a hammerlock and chinbar! Dunne CLUBS Jey, then brings him around.
Dunne whips but Jey reverses to TOSS Dunn into steel! Jey CLUBS Dunne back down, then stalks him. Jey drags Dunne up for a POP-UP NECKBREAKER! Jey watches the clock as we are under two minutes. Dunne sits up but Jey eggs him on. Jey wrenches for an ARM CODE BREAKER! Dunne writhes and Jey circles around him. Dunne KICKS Jey’s leg, kicks from below, but Jey DECKS Dunne! Jey clutches that bad hand as we reach one minute. Jey hammerlocks and whips Dunne into the steel! Dunne writhes and crawls his way to the other ring, but Jey follows him. Jey eggs Dunne on, but Dunne gets the fingers!
Dunne ends the fingers, and STOMPS them on the steel in the gap! Jey shakes out the hand as he crawls away, but Dunne is right after him. Dunne hauls Jey up to KIMURA! Jey gets to ropes to stay standing, and he SLAMS Dunne down! The countdown is done, the Brutes send Ridge the Fridge! Ridge storms in, he dodges Jey to run him over! And again! Ridge then ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING SHOULDER! Ridge helps Dunne get up and the Brutes bring Jey up. Jey mule kicks and UPPERCUTS Ridge! Jey whips, Ridge reverses but Jey KICKS him! Jey runs, into a POWERSLAM! Ridge waits for Jey to stand, he runs in and SPLASHES in the corner!
Ridge keeps going, another SPLASH! And then another SPLASH! And another! Dunne adds a forearm smash, Ridge comes back to SPLASH again! Ridge HEADBUTTS Jey down, then he and Dunne coordinate! They beat their chests, watch Jey rise, and then they HIGH LOW Jey down! Dunne and Ridge then isolate the arms, to DOUBLE KNEE DROP them! Jey crawls to a corner as he still has one minute all alone. Dunne bends the fingers again, then Ridge pulls on a leg! Jey can only endure as Dunne digs his knee into the hand, then STOMPS it! Jey flops away into the other ring as we reach 30 seconds.
Dunne and Ridge stalk Jey, torture his hands and arms again, and then STOMP both arms at once! The countdown is done, but the Brutes are waiting. Here comes Ji- No? Roman says SAMI is next? Jimmy accepts that, and this could be a test for the Honorary Uce! Sami takes his time walking to the ring, knowing the Brutes will be right on him. Sami calls to Jey, fans cheer on “SAMI USO!” as he walks up to the steps. Sami walks in, Dunne has Jey but Jey TOSSES Dunne into the steel! Jey and Ridge brawl, Jey whips but Dunne TOSSES Jey! Now Sami attacks! Sami fires off on Ridge, DUMPS him into the gap, and then stomps away on him!
Fans fire up as Sami jumps and stomps and kicks Ridge around! Sami has Ridge in a corner, he fires off haymakers, but Ridge dodges to EuroUpper and EuroUpper and EuroUpper! Ridge fires off haymakers but Jey catches Ridge on the ropes. Sami DECKS Ridge! Sami pats Jey on the back but Jey pushes him away. Jey and Sami argue, but Dunne is up top! Dunne BOOTS Sami, BOOTS Jey, then MOONSAULTS them both down! Fans fire up as the Brutes regroup. Ridge storms up to pick bot Sami and Jey up! DOUBLE BACK DROP! We’re under a minute now as Ridge dumps Jey into the second ring.
Ridge stomps a mudhole into Jey, then he backs up. Jey stands, Ridge runs in, but Sami pulls Jey out of the way! Ridge hits steel! Dunne goes after Sami but Jey goes after Dunne! Jey TOSSES Dunne into steel, but the countdown is done! Here comes the Scottish Warrior! McIntyre storms his way over, Jey and Sami are ready. McIntyre steps through the gap and both Sami and Jey go after him! He pushes them both away to CLOBBER Sami and TOSS Jey into steel! McIntyre TOSSES Jey into the other side! McIntyre then TOSSES Jey into more steel! McIntyre scoops Jey, to LAWN DART Jey into steel!
But Sami leaps! But McIntyre catches him! OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! McIntyre then clinches Sami in the other corner, for another OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Jey staggers up, into a SPINEBUSTER! McIntyre says “I’m feeling pretty Ucey right now!” He drags Jey up to CHOP in the corner! McIntyre hoists Jey up top as we reach one minute on the clock again. McIntyre climbs up after Jey, fans are torn, but Sami trips McIntyre up! But Ridge TOSSES Sami into steel! Jey kicks McIntyre, fire hands on Ridge and Ridge falls. But Dunne springs up! Jey ROCKS Dunne, sends him tumbling away, but McIntyre sits up! SPIDER SUPLEX!
McIntyre gets out of the Tree, he dodges Sami, and hits a FUTURE SHOCK! But the countdown is over, and now the Bloodline sends Jimmy! McIntyre has Sami on the top rope but Jey trips McIntyre! Jimmy brings out a TABLE! Boston fires up as Jimmy sends in the furniture, and both Sami and Jey hurry to set it up. Jimmy sends in another table! And then a third! The Bloodline quickly turns the tables but Jey doesn’t want Sami to bother. Jey will set this one up, and Jimmy tries to keep the peace. But Sami and Jey start shoving! Jimmy tells them all to chill, and Roman doesn’t like what he sees.
The Brutes rush in but they get mugged 3v2! Jimmy tosses Dunne, and he tells Jey to help keep the Brutes down. The Usos mug McIntyre while Sami sets up a table. The Usos TOSS McIntyre into steel! Jimmy ROCKS Dunne then TOSSES him, too! Sami brings the table into the second ring, we have one minute left again as Sami and Jimmy set the table up against a corner. Jey stomps and kicks the Brutes down, then Sami stomps McIntyre in the corner. Sami stands on McIntyre, “This is the Bloodline!” Jimmy KNEES Dunne down, then Sami drags McIntyre up. Sami and Jimmy work together while Jey checks his hand.
But the countdown is finishing as McIntyre hits a GLASGOW KISS! Then one for Jimmy! Here comes KEVIN!! Jey ROCKS McIntyre, but Kevin is searching under the ring. Kevin finds chairs! Kevin throws those in a few at a time, then he storms up. Kevin JAMS Jimmy. JAMS Jey, then SMACKS Jimmy! Jey gets a chair, the chairs CLASH, then Kevin SMACKS Jey on the back! Kevin sets the chair down to DDT Jimmy on it! Then he CANNONBALLS into Jey! Fans fire up as Kevin goes up top, SWANTON BOMB onto Jey! Fans fire up again as Kevin gets the chair and CHUCKS it at Jimmy! Down goes Jimmy!
Kevin gets the chair back to SLAM DUNK it on Jey! But now Kevin and Sami meet. Ridge CLUBS away on Sami! Sami falls, Kevin and Jey brawl. Jey SMACKS Kevin with the chair! Jimmy rains down fists in Kevin while Ridge and McIntyre mug Sami. Jimmy SUPERKICKS Ridge, but Dunne JAMS Jimmy with a chair. Dunne SLAMS Jimmy’s hand on a chair but Jey DECKS Dunne! McIntyre suplexes, stalls, and SLAMS Sami! Fans rally as McIntyre puts Sami in a corner. McIntyre stomps and ROCKS Sami on repeat. Dunne GAMANGIRIS Jey but Jimmy sets up a table. Kevin BACK SUPLEXES Jimmy through the table!
McIntyre CHOPS Sami, Ridge stomps Sami, Dunne forearm smashes Sami! We’re under 20 seconds as McIntyre stomps away! The countdown finishes, and the Bloodline sends The Enforcer! Solo fires up and goes to the ring. The Brutes stomp a mudhole into Sami but Solo CLOBBERS Ridge! Solo fires haymakers on Ridge, Dunne fires forearm on Solo. Solo shoves Dunne away to LARIAT him down! Solo TOSSES Dunne into steel! Ridge uppercuts Solo over and over, whips, but Solo reverses! Ridge comes back, into a SAMOAN DROP! Fans fire up with Solo, and then he stares Kevin down. They both step into the gap, and they fire off haymakers!
Fans fire up for the brawl and Solo HEADBUTTS! Solo whips but Kevin reverses and Solo hits steel! But he just shrugs it off?! Solo snarls, but Kevin SUPERKICKS him! Solo stays up, another SUPERKICK! Solo is still up so Kevin stomps a bare foot! Kevin reels Solo in but Solo fights the bomb to back drop Kevin on the steel! Kevin writhes, we’re at another one minute mark. And now, Solo stares down with McIntyre. This is for Clash at the Castle! They brawl with big haymakers, Solo ROCKS McIntyre but McIntyre BOOTS Solo! Solo SUPERKICKS and McIntyre goes to a corner! Solo roars and runs in, HIP- FLYING HEADBUTT!!
All eight men are down and the countdown is done! And finally, The Fella is in! Sheamus storms to the ring but Sami holds the door closed! Sheamus and Sami tug-o-war, but Sheamus wins that to then SLAM the door shut on Sami! Sheamus gets in to CLOBBER Jimmy, CLOBBER Jey, and CLOBBER Sami! Sheamus clotheslines Jimmy into the gap! Then he scoops Jey for an IRISH CRUSE BACKBREAKER! POWERSLAM for Sami! Fans fire up as the Celtic Warrior then goes to the corner of the second ring, for a DOUBLE FLYING LARIAT! Both Usos are down but Roman is preparing for his turn. Sheamus TOSSES Jimmy into steel!
Sami swings wild but misses. Sheamus clinches but Sami kicks free and fires off haymakers! Sami whips but Sheamus reverses to send him into steel! Sheamus helps the Brutes stand back up and fans fire up. The OG Brutes TRIP SPLASH Sami and the Usos against the steel! And then they fire off haymakers! McIntyre stomps Solo to keep him down while the rest get beat down! Solo HEADBUTTS away on Sheamus, whips him, but Sheamus fights the fireman’s carry! Sheamus swings, but into a clinch! Sheamus fights that, too, while McIntyre smothers Jimmy. Sheamus and McIntyre stomp Solo and Jimmy down.
Sheamus fireman’s carries Solo, he climbs up a corner, and hits Solo with a SUPER WHITE NOISE!! Both men are down, but the countdown is done! The Head of the Table finally joins the action, and WarGames can finally end! Roman helps the Bloodline regroup in one ring while the Brutes are all in the other. The ten men all stare down, fans fire up, and the chants of “UCEY! UCEY!” return. The Brutes rush the Bloodline and the brawl is on! Sheamus has Roman and Roman ROCKS Sheamus! Roman ROCKS McIntyre! Roman ROCKS Ridge! He ROCKS Dunne, then he ROCKS Kevin! The Tribal Chief locks ‘n’ loads to SUPERMAN PUNCH Sheamus!
Fans are torn as Roman looks around at the battlefield. Sheamus staggers up, Roman lets out the battle cry! But Sheamus KNEES Roman away and TOSSES him to the gap! Sheamus has Roman on the ropes, and McIntyre helps keep Roman there! But then the Bloodline go after them! Ridge and Dunne go after the Usos and Sami, somehow, someway, the Brutes put everyone in the Bloodline on the ropes! Fans fire up for a QUINTUPLE BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! They all go past TEN, and then to TWENTY, and then to TWENTY-FIVE!! That’s 125 beats in total!! Fans are thunderous as the Brutes all sort things out with the Bloodline.
Sheamus throws hands on Roman but Roman hits back! McIntyre and Kevin join in, they all have a bone to pick with Roman! The others go to stop the Bloodline, Sheamus swings but Roman ROCKS him with an uppercut! And another! Roman fireman’s carries but Sheamus fights free to shove and KNEE Roman down! Fans fire up as Sheamus aims from a corner. “BROGUE! BROGUE!” And Sheamus runs at Roman, but Solo takes the BROGUE! Roman SPEARS Sheamus! Cover, Dunne breaks it in time!! Sami fires off on Dunne! “You know who that is?! That’s the Tribal Chief! You understand who you’re dealing with?!”
Sami ROCKS Dunne but Dunne ROCKS Sami! Jey runs in, but Dunne dodges and the SUPERKICK hits Sami!! Not that Jey really cares, but Jimmy gets mad at him. Dunne BOOTS Jey, hops up top, but Jey ROCKS Dunne! The Usos climb up and have Dunne, SUPER ONE D!! Cover, Ridge breaks it!! Ridge drags the Usos up, but they shove him away to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Ridge wobbles, Roman SPEARS Ridge through the table!! Fans lose their minds as Roman crawls out of the wreckage. But right to McIntyre’s feet! McIntyre drags Roman up, TOSSES him into the first ring, and then brings him towards a table!
McIntyre drags Roman up, reels him in, but Solo SUPERKICKS McIntyre! SPINNING SOLO through the table!! Solo roars, but Kevin gives him a STUNNER!! Cover, Roman breaks it! Kevin and Roman stare down now, and fans fire up seeing these two meet again! Kevin and Roman circle, Kevin shouts, “I’m not done with you! Not by a long shot!” Kevin SLAPS Roman, then the haymakers start flying! Roman ROCKS Kevin with an uppercut, runs in but into a STUN- NO, Roman powers out to SUPERMAN PUNCH! Kevin crawls, Roman steadies himself, “OOAH~!” Roman runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Kevin whips Roman for a POP-UP POWERBOMB!!
Kevin fires up, Roman staggers up, into a STUNNER!! Cover, Sami stops the ref!! Sami said he was on Roman’s side, and this just proved it! Kevin glares at his best frenemy, but fans chant “SAMI USO!” Sami and Kevin stare down and Sami says it doesn’t have to be like this. Kevin is a friend but Roman is Sami’s family. Oh, is this family? Kevin has Roman, but he blocks Jimmy’s superkick! Sami LOW BLOWS Kevin!! Fans boo, because it’s one thing to show loyalty, but it’s another to literally go below the belt! Sami seems conflicted about it, but he tells Roman that he did this for him. Roman nods, Sami runs in at Kevin, HELLUVA KICK!!
Kevin falls against Sami and Sami holds him up, and Sami looks at Jey. Sami pushes Kevin down into the drop zone, and he offers him up. Jey goes up, USO SPLASH!! Cover, the Bloodline wins!
Winners: The Bloodline, by pinfall
The Honorary Uso just turned on his friend of 25 YEARS to side with the Tribal Chief. And Roman hugs Sami for it! Even JEY hugs Sami!! With Sami finally sitting at the table on the Island of Relevancy, is there no stopping The Bloodline from running everything in WWE?
What a wild Survivor Series with WarGames for the first time. Obviously this was going to end up bookended by the WarGames matches, and with ladies first, they gave us an awesome opener, and from a strategic standpoint, it made so much sense to have Bianca, Kai & Sky start because they had WarGames experience. And the trend still stands, the team that wins numbers advantage loses. To be fair, I’m not sure how that serves the story with Bianca still Raw Women’s Champion and Kai & Sky still the tag team champions. If it went the other way around, maybe there’d be something because Bayley would want one more shot at Bianca.
Now, with Becky getting the win, maybe Becky wants a Raw Women’s title match but Bayley says “Not so fast!” and we get a great match between those two to name a #1 contender. Meanwhile, it can also set up Alexa & Asuka VS Kai & Sky again, but with Nikki stepping in to feud with Alexa instead. Also I like that Nikki’s ring gear was a villainous recolor of her Almost Super Hero outfit, because there was clearly the lightning butterfly still on it. One detail that was played up well was Rhea and Mia not being able to join Judgment Day and OC since Styles VS Finn was right after.
Styles VS Finn was awesome stuff, and I did like that the Good Brothers brawled with Dom & Priest to the back. Styles winning makes sense with all the wins Judgment Day got through cheating, but I can’t really say this was definitive. There’s always a chance the factions just move on to other feuds, but I can’t be sure how that would work, either. Shotzi VS Ronda was… Well, that apron DDT was awful, but probably because Ronda, through no fault of her own, just didn’t wanna take it. Self-preservation is a hard instinct to fight off but you kinda have to as a pro-wrestler sometimes. Without that, things moved pretty smoothly, but it didn’t help that Boston only wanted Sasha Banks to return and nothing else. And again, it was obvious that Ronda was going to retain, so that didn’t help, either.
Great Triple Threat for the US Championship, and I suppose it’s also a case of perspective how that finish felt. For one, a Spear that stops a Falcon Arrow, only to result in the third guy winning was very creative. Theory was either opportunistic or lucky, I saw it as lucky, but sometimes stuff happens differently live than planned on paper. Either way, Theory winning the title was a surprise, I thought Rollins was going to keep on rolling through the year. But maybe now Rollins and Theory feud 1v1 to prove who is truly the better man.
And we had great promos leading up the main event to keep in question whether or not Sami will stay loyal to The Bloodline. They did a great job keeping it rather vague on how Roman was feeling, and then it all showed itself in the match as Sami saves Jey, who was always doubting him, and even sinking to new lows to betray Kevin. Which is also great given Sami’s story with Kevin because it was Kevin who betrayed Sami first in NXT, and now Sami betrayed Kevin here on a bigger stage. The Bloodline wins to also keep the trend of the advantage actually being a disadvantage, and now this must be pushing past the Rumble to give us something big for WrestleMania, which makes a lot of sense really. They stumbled onto something great with “Sami Uso” and they’re going to keep it going.
My Score: 8.9/10
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The Super Juniors go back to back!
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (11/25/22)
One more stop before Survivor Series!
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (11/25/22)
It's a special Black Friday Rampage!
Mindless Wrestling Podcast: The Shield 10 Year WWE Anniversary, RIP Jason David Frank, and more!
It's a special Black Friday edition of the Mindless Wrestling Podcast looking at the 10 year WWE anniversary of The...
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/23/22)
Fallout from Full Gear!
Mitchell’s NJPW WTL X Super Jr. Tag Results & Report! (11/23/22)
The Super Juniors tag back in!