The first REAL NXT of 2020!
NXT gets back at it with the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic! Who advances through part one of the opening round?
- Six Woman Tag: Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm & Candice LeRae VS Kay Lee Ray, Bianca Belair & Io Shirai; Ripley, Storm & LeRae win.
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 2020 Opening Round: Imperium VS The Forgotten Sons; Imperium wins and advances to the next round.
- Austin Theory VS Joaquin Wilde; Theory wins.
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 2020 Opening Round: Gallus VS The Undisputed Era; The Undisputed Era wins and advances to the next round.
- Mia Yim VS Kayden Carter; Yim wins.
- NXT North American Championship #1 Contender Fatal 4 Way: Keith Lee VS Dominik Dijakovic VS Damien Priest VS Cameron Grimes; Lee wins and will challenge Roderick Strong for the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Long Live Ripley!
The Riptide dethroned the Queen of Spades, Shayna Baszler! We live in a new era of championships, will there be another new era rising as NXT brings back the tribute to the American Dream?
Rhea Ripley is here!
The NEW NXT Women’s Champion struts out with the title around her waist and a smile on her face as fans chant her name! The young history-maker takes to the ring and takes up a mic as she revels in the cheers of “You Deserve It!” Rhea thinks back on fond memories. Like being in this ring and becoming the NEW Women’s Champion! Like celebrating while being hoisted on the shoulders of the WWE Universe. Memories like those will never ever be forgotten. But wait, is that Toni Storm?! The Lightning From Down Under is here in Full Sail just DAYS from her date in Blackpool! But why?! Toni storms to the ring and has her own mic!
“Rhea, congratulations. I am so proud of you, I honestly am. You deserve this.” But remember that one time Toni beat you? Remember when she beat her twice? See this is what happens; Toni takes back her NXT UK Women’s Championship. And then, Worlds Collide, she becomes a DOUBLE Champion! That is, if Rhea has the guts to accept. Fans do like the idea of “Toni Two Belts!” but Rhea says, “Really, Toni?” Well okay, yeah, Rhea would love to beat Toni back. Challenge accepted! But wait, here comes NXT UK Women’s Champion, KAY LEE RAY! And she tells Toni, “Nobody really believes that, do they?” There’s NO WAY Toni takes the title this Sunday, lt alone make it to Worlds Collide.
Wait, IO SHIRAI makes her entrance?! The Evil Genius bumps KLR to take her mic and then storms the ring to stand in Rhea’s way. Shirai says she is the best in the world, so that title is “MINE!” Okay, now BIANCA BELAIR appears! The EST of NXT skips past KLR to get in the ring. “Girl, uh-uh.” Bianca says she has 2020 vision to see that she is better than Shirai, KLR, and Toni don’t even go here. And she is definitely better than Rhea. Rhea bumps Bianca, but now… CANDICE LERAE makes her way out! Candice joins everyone else and Rhea just wants it to stop! Because obviously, Candice wants to fight, too. Yep. Good, because so does Rhea. And she sucker punches Bianca! A brawl breaks out as Candice goes after Shirai and Toni goes after KLR! Fans are all fired up as all six women fight.
Toni throws KLR out, Rhea headbutts EST out and then Candice chases Shirai! Shirai, KLR and Bianca get out of the way before anyone comes flying in! And the word comes down, we get a SIX WOMAN TAG NOW! And Candice DIVES out onto all three opponents! NXT goes picture in picture as this match gets sorted out!
Six Woman Tag: Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm & Candice LeRae VS Kay Lee Ray, Bianca Belair & Io Shirai!
Candice drags Shirai into the ring and hurries after her, for the step-stool senton! Cover, ONE, but Candice tags in Rhea. Candice whips Shirai into Rhea’s boots! Rhea stalks Shirai but KLR tags in. KLR shoves Rhea so Rhea shoves back. KLR pie faces so Rhea grabs that hand! And reels KLR in for a lariat! And another! And then ripcords for the hook kick! KLR drops down but Rhea yanks her up, atomic FACEBUSTER! Tag to Toni and the two drag KLR up. Toni fires off a strike fest then a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Toni drags KLR up but KLR body shots and knees back. Tag to Bianca and KLR and EST combine to double suplex. They hold her up for a second before dropping her hard! Cover, TWO!
Bianca stomps Toni and taunts Rhea with “Kiss this!” Bianca bumps Toni off buckles and then stomps a mudhole. She backs off at the ref’s count to then bring Toni up for a scoop and slam! Cover, TWO! Bianca keeps her cool as she stomps Toni back to the corner. Bianca wags a finger then whips Toni corner to corner. Toni reverses, Bianca goes up and over and handsprings to ram in her shoulder! And again! And again! The ref counts and Bianca backs off to flap and taunt about. Bianca throws big forearms on Toni, then brings her away for another scoop. Bianca squats while carrying Toni, but Toni fights free! Tag to Candice and Toni elbows Bianca back! Candice is up top, missile dropkick! Bianca tumbles, KLR tags in, but into haymakers and CHOPS!
Candice backs KLR into the corner with fury! She backs off to run corner to corner, big back elbow! Snapmare and Candice climbs but Shirai distracts. Candice leaps into a SUPERKICK from KLR! Cover, TWO! KLR kicks Candice while she’s down and clubs away. KLR drags Candice over to tag in Shirai, and Shirai mugs Candice. Shirai drags Candice up to whip but Candice reverses, only for Shirai to kick back. Shirai whips and flapjacks! Then basement dropkicks, but she ends up bumping Bianca on the run. Cover, TWO, and Bianca is upset. Shirai stomps Candice and taunts Rhea, then goes back to chinlock Candice. Fans rally up as Candice endures and Candice arm-drags free! Shirai runs Candice over!
Tag to KLR and KLR stomps Candice down. KLR drags Candice up to snapmare and knee her back down, then puts on a grounded cobra twist! Candice endures the stretch and fans rally again. Candice fights up, fights out but KLR throws her by her hair! Candice gets to ropes but KLR chokes her! The ref counts, KLR lets up and then drags Candice back up. Tag to Bianca, and the two mug Candice. Bianca keeps between Candice and her corner, but Candice CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Bianca clubs Candice down with forearms! Cover, TWO! Bianca wraps on a chinlock and thrashes Candice about. Fans rally once again and Candice rolls Bianca up! ONE, and Bianca runs Candice over!
Tag to KLR again, and KLR toys with Candice. KLR drags Candice up and suplexes, but Candice cradle counters, TWO! KLR forearms Candice down! KLR drags Candice into another chinlock. Fans keep rallying but Candice it put in enemy territory. Tag to Bianca and Bianca drags Candice up to club away. Snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Bianca keeps on Candice with a neck wrench, and even smears Candice’s face. Candice fights up as fans rally again. Bianca whips, Candice holds ropes and then tosses Bianca out! Candice crawls, but Bianca intercepts just in time! Candice is fingertips away but is tossed and ROCKED! Handspring and tag to KLR, KLR goes up to SWANTON! Cover, but Toni breaks it up! Bianca SPEARS Toni! Rhea dropkicks Bianca! Shirai SHORYUKENS but Candice enziguris! All six women are down but Full Sail is fired up as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Candice is again isolated in enemy territory. KLR taunts Toni and Rhea but fans rally up again. Candice boots KLR and fights out of the corner! KLR fireman’s carries but Candice pops up to POISON-RANA! Bianca tags in and hurries to keep Candice away! Hair biel and then a sucker punch to Rhea! Bianca runs corner to corner but Candice dodges, Bianca knocks Shirai off the apron! KLR tags in but so does Toni! The Storm rallies on KLR! And HEADBUTTS Shirai! KLR elbows out of a waistlock but her enziguri misses, leg trap GERMAN SUPLEX! Toni runs to sliding lariat! Cover, TWO!! KLR lives but Toni keeps her focus. Toni has KLR in a corner and whips her corner to corner, KLR reverses to SUPERKICK!
Tag to Shirai and Shirai runs corner to corner, METEORA! Then underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Shirai drags Toni into position and heads up top. DESCENT INTO- A tag?! Bianca wants all the glory, she’s the greediest woman in this match! She drags Toni up but Shirai springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK ON BIANCA! Shirai won’t let Bianca take anything from her! Toni tags Rhea, and Rhea BOOTS Bianca!! Cravat knees after knees, then snapmare and basement dropkick! Pump handle, RIPTIDE!! Cover, Rhea’s team wins!
Winners: Ripley, Storm & LeRae, Ripley pinning
The NXT Women’s Champion leads her team to victory, but she’s far from through with this fight. Candice goes to hand the title to Rhea, but then looks at it herself. She smiles as she hands it back then raises Toni’s and Rhea’s hands in victory. But surely Candice is just as eager to hold gold in 2020 as everyone else. Who is it that challenges Rhea first? And what of TakeOver: Blackpool II this Sunday? Will Storm have the #ShinyShiny back when Worlds Collide?
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Tommaso Ciampa speaks.
“Sometimes in live, you’ve just gotta bet on yourself. Quiet all them voices and listen to your instincts.” That’s what he did, and he became NXT Champion. For 238 days, he was “the greatest NXT Champion of all time.” They were the greatest 238 days of his career. “And then it stopped.” His neck broke, he had surgery, and he gave up “Goldie.” There are days when he doesn’t even recognize himself. Adam Cole has held Goldie since, and Ciampa feels empty. Ciampa wants his “life” back. What will Ciampa do to do that in the New Year?
Keith Lee speaks.
“It doesn’t seem to matter how many champions I pin here, somehow, Keith Lee has to prove himself.” That’s fine. Because tonight, Keith will Pounce whoever is in his way out of the way. In 2020, The Limitless One becomes champion!
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 2020 Opening Round: Imperium VS The Forgotten Sons!
The tournament begins! Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner are days away from a Ladder Match Fatal 4 Way for the NXT UK Tag Team Champions, but they also want to take over all of the NXT Tag Team Division! Will they begin their international dominance tonight? Or can Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake take advantage of a team with divided attention?
The teams sort out and Blake starts against Aichner. Aichner and Blake tie up and Blake knees low. Tag to Cutler and the Sons double backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Cutler cravats Aichner and tags Blake, the Sons double whip and double elbow Aichner down! Cover, TWO, but Blake looms over Aichner. Blake fireman’s carries but Aichner fights out. Blake gets stuck between ropes, Aichner tags to Barthel, and Imperium meets at the corner with basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Barthel drags Blake up for big European Uppercuts, but Blake counters to a backslide! Barthel swings Blake out but Blake drops him with a DDT! Tags to Aichner and Cutler, and a brawl is on!
Aichner rocks, kicks and uppercuts Cutler! Aichner spins but Cutler dodges to SHOTGUN KNEE! Butterfly backbreaker, cover, TWO! Cutler drags Aichner around by his legs for a Boston Crab! Aichner endures but Barthel runs in! Cutler DECKS Barthel then scoops Aichner. Aichner slips out, tags Barthel, enziguri to back suplex! Cover, TWO! Barthel bumps Cutler on buckles and hoists him up top. Tag to Aichner, but Cutler fights out! Cutler leaps into Aichner’s arms, and Aichner pops him up. Cutler slips out, tags to Blake, Cutler gets dumped out of the ring! Aichner fireman’s carries but Blake yanks off the nose guard! Rolling senton as the ref gets the guard out of the ring, Barthel tags and Blake BOOTS Aichner in the face! Blake LARIATS Barthel!
Blake LIONSAULTS onto knees! Barthel puts Blake up, tosses him to Aichner for the BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Imperium was so close and Barthel is seething! Tag to Aichner and Aichner has Blake, but Cutler drags him out to throw hard into railing! Barthel chases Cutler but gets caught into a fisherman, SUPERKICK and DRIVER! But Aichner springboards to crossbody and break the pin!! Fans are fired up as all four men are down! Teams regroup as Barthel and Blake crawl. Blake and Barthel stand and throw hands! They go back and forth with haymakers, Barthel ROCKS Blake. Blake comes back to CHOP, elbow, and atomic drop! Dropkick but Aichner tags in! SPINE BUSTER and PENALTY KICK! Then, EURO-
NO! Huricanrana, and a dropkick to Barthel! Quebrada and Cutler climbs! But Barthel intercepts with an enziguri! Cutler falls onto Ryker! Aichner rolls Blake up, TWO and Aichner dead lifts Blake! Barthel is up top, EURO-BOMB!! Cover, Imperium wins!!
Winner: Imperium, Aichner pinning; advances to the second round
The Forgotten Sons won’t get to relive fond memories from 2018, they’re out in the first round! Will Imperium use this momentum to win those NXT UK Tag Team Champions? Will Imperium’s takeover of NXT continue?
Backstage interview with Matt Riddle!
The Original Bro teams with Pete Dunne in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, but how did this “unconventional” duo come about? Riddle doesn’t know Dunne that well, but in the spirit of the Dusty Cup, that’s what makes them a perfect team. When Riddle went to talk to Dunne, he just said, “Hey, Pete. I’m a bro, you’re a Bruiserweight, Dusty Cup. Let’s do this.” Pete gave his special shrug, Riddle gave his “bro special” hang loose, and the #Broserweights were born. Will this incredible team mesh together well and go all the way in the Dusty Cup?
Austin Theory VS Joaquin Wilde!
The former Evolve Champion took Roderick Strong to the limit in just his NXT debut! And now, in just his second match ever, will it be #AllDay every Wednesday? Or are things going to be a little too Wilde for even Theory?
The bell rings and Theory circles with Wilde. They tie up and Wilde waistlocks, but Theory slips out. Wilde headlocks and hits the takedown, but Theory headscissors. Wilde pops out and holds onto the leg as he drags Theory around. Theory tries but can’t kick Wilde away. Wilde air-horns “BUR BUR BUR BURRR” but Theory boots out of the leg lock. Things speed up, Wilde back elbows and wobbles Theory. Wilde throws uppercuts then whips, but Theory reverses. Wilde goes up and over and headscissors Theory down! Fans are divided as Theory gets up. Wilde runs in but gets flapjack’d on the ropes! Theory run in to corner clothesline and go to the apron. Wilde is down, Theory slingshot stomps and fisherman suplexes! Cover, ONE, but Theory keeps his cool.
Theory straitjackets and KICKS Wilde, then clamps on with a cobra clutch. Wilde endures as Theory thrashes him around. Fans rally and duel as Wilde fights his way up. Wilde throws body shots but Theory knees and clubs him back. Theory whips Wilde but Wilde reverses. Theory blocks, pops Wilde up but Wilde punches back! Wilde runs and rallies with lariats! Wilde whips, Theory reverses, but Wilde slips out to swing kick! Wilde goes up, leaps, and hits a huricanrana! Theory bails out but Wilde speeds up, only for Theory to slingshot shotgun dropkick! Theory says “All Day!” as he scoops Wilde, to a HUGE TKO! Cover, Theory wins!
Winner: Austin Theory, by pinfall
It wasn’t just in theory, it is proven that Theory can win in NXT! Will Austin be winning #AllDay every day in 2020?
Damien Priest speaks.
“Winning NXT’s first main event of the year? Now that’s how you live in infamy. Becoming North American Champion, ladies, that’s how my name stands the test of time. Hell, that’s how Damien Priest lives forever.” But will he last that long against three fellow contenders?
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 2020 Opening Round: Gallus VS The Undisputed Era!
This is a Champions VS Champions match worth of the finals themselves! But we’re getting it now, in the opening rounds! Will it be NXT UK or NXT boasting biggest that their tag team champions beat the other’s?
The tag teams talk trash about their brand being better, but the bell rings and the teams sort out. Wolfgang starts against Kyle O’Reilly, with a corner splash! He wipes out Bobby Fish at the same time! Wolfgang then TOSSES Kyle to the Gallus corner! Kyle fights back and now it’s a brawl! Forearm for forearm but Wolfgang gets the edge. Kyle kicks a leg and runs, but gets run over! Wolfgang puts Kyle in the Gallus corner to tag Mark Coffey, and Mark throws hands. Kyle throws forearms and we have another brawl! Mark ROCKS Kyle but Fish distracts. Kyle attacks from behind with sharp kicks and then tags in Fish.
Fish keeps on Mark with knees then brings him around. Mark powers Fish to a corner to throw hands! Mark then TOSSES Fish! “Our Kingdom!” But Fish kicks a knee out! Mark picks Fish up and back drops him! Tag to Wolfgang and Gallus has Fish on the mat. They double monkey flip Fish to a corner! Wolfgang throws EuroUppers on Fish, then whips him corner to corner. Fish goes up but gets caught. Adam Cole distracts, then Roderick Strong does. Fish uses that opening to attack Wolfgang! Fish tags Kyle and he throws hands all over on Wolfgang. Big knee rocks Wolfie, but he comes back with big hands! Kyle kicks and facelocks but Wolfgang scoop slams! Tag to Mark and Mark CHOPS Kyle to a corner.
Mark whips Kyle corner to corner hard! “OUR KINGDOM!” Mark drags Kyle up to throw forearms then whips corner to corner hard again! Kyle comes back with big knees, but Wolfgang tags in on the whip. Mark kitchen sink knees Kyle and Gallus hits a LEAPING senton on Kyle! Fish runs in but gets a hip toss! Wolfgang corner splashes Kyle then goes to the apron. Fish runs in but gets dumped out. Kyle swings, misses, and Wolfgang clotheslines him down! The Undisputed Era regroups and rush the ring, but Gallus stands in their way. NXT goes to break as the ref maintains order.
NXT returns and Wolfgang fights out of Kyle’s armlock. Fans rally and duel as Wolfgang reaches for Mark but forearms Kyle. Kyle wrenches and tags out to Fish, who sucker punches Mark! Wolfgang fights off reDRagon together! They double whip and double KICK him down! Cover, TWO! Fish argues with the ref but drags Wolfgang around to drop knees on the arm. Fish drags Gallus up by his hair and then headlocks. Wolfgang endures as Fish throws crossface forearms. Fish wraps on a sleeper hold but Wolfgang fights his way up. Wolfgang throws Fish off his back but Fish tags out to Kyle. Kyle runs into a sidewalk slam! Cover but Fish breaks it! Wolfgang shoves Fish out of the ring but Kyle grabs the legs. Wolfgang pushes him away, but Kyle heel hooks! And Fish trips up Mark!
Mark DECKS Fish back, Wolfgang rolls but Kyle swipes at Mark. Mark evades and Kyle turns around for Wolfgang to LARIAT him down! Hot tag to Mark! Mark rallies on Kyle with big shoulder blocks! Big corner uppercut and clotheslines, then the POLISH HAMMER! Fish runs in to get another back drop! Mark decks Cole! Half nelson SLAM for Kyle! Cover, TWO!! Mark drags Kyle up and around to suplex but Kyle slips out. Mark blocks a kick but Kyle gives knees. Tag to Fish and reDRagon mugs Mark. Double kicks! Cover, TWO! Mark toughs it out and Fish grows frustrated. Fish drags Mark over to the corner for big knees. Tag to Kyle and Kyle runs in to forearm. Fish adds a knee, the Kyle kicks. Fish runs in but is put on the apron. Mark dodges Kyle and the BOOT hits Fish! BACK SUPLEX!
Tag to Wolfgang and Gallus goes after Kyle, catapult SAMOAN DROP! Cover, but Fish breaks it again! Fans cheer and duel as the teams regroup. Gallus and reDRagon glare at each other and a brawl breaks out again! They all go back and forth with forearms, trading partners, and then reDRagon isolates a leg of Wolfgang’s to kick! Mark decks Fish, Kyle ROCKS Mark! Wolfgang BOOTS Kyle and the Undisputed Era regroups again. Mark runs and Wolfgang gives him a lift to FLY! They wipe out all but Fish, and Fish distracts the ref! Kyle drop toeholds Wolfgang into Cole’s enziguri! Tag to Fish and reDRagon TOTAL ANNIHILATION! Cover, Undisputed Era wins!
Winners: The Undisputed Era, Fish pinning; advance to the second round
Huge assists to the other two members of this group #DrapedInGold, but now the Undisputed Era takes another step closer to their second Dusty Cup in 3 years! Will 2020 be just as Undisputed as 2019? Will Gallus be able to rebound and retain their NXT UK Tag titles in Blackpool?
Johnny Gargano is back!
Johnny Freakin’ Wrestling made sure Finn Balor knew before the holidays that he was coming for payback! And Gargano is here tonight to speak to that. “I’ve been waiting a very long time to get a live microphone to talk about The Prince, Finn Balor.” To Balor, Gargano won’t take away what he helped build in NXT. Balor put NXT on the map, and Gargano won’t take anything away from that, or what he did to Gargano. Gargano missed a TakeOver, and nothing can change that. But that’s the past. What does Balor like to say? His future is his past? Well his past is right here, “because you didn’t finish the job on the ramp!” How about Balor retrace his steps back to Gargano?
Balor says everyone else is soft and he is the flag-bearer of NXT. Gargano remembers back in 2016, when Balor got that call to move on, and he couldn’t wait to drop that flag and get the hell outta Full Sail. Gargano got that call back in August. The big difference between them, Gargano stayed! Gargano said he loves Full Sail, and meant it! Fans duel over Gargano, and Gargano promises he has more. “Finn, while you left and you went off and you decided to play Mr. Extraordinary Man that does extraordinary things,” Johnny picked up that banner, threw the map away and put NXT on a rocket ship to fly it into outer space! Finn abandoned NXT and “WE took it to new heights without you!” Finn was left behind, and that ate him alive!
But here comes The Prince now! Balor applauds Gargano, “What a promo! Congratulations!” Maybe he should be Johnny Promo, since it’s the only thing he’s cleared for. Yes, he cost Balor the NXT Championship. Keep smiling now, Gargano, because Balor could slap it right off him. But this is Balor’s chessboard, and he was right: Gargano is soft! So quit crying about TakeOver. If Gargano wants his moment, they’ll throw down in Portland. If Gargano makes it, that is. Balor takes aim at Gargano. Will it go down in Stumptown? Or will Balor look to cut down Gargano long before then?
Cameron Grimes speaks.
“Tonight’s the night that I’ve dreamed about every night up until this night!” Tonight is the night Grimes gets the opportunity he deserves way more than anyone else! One Cave-In and he’ll be the #1 contender. Just one. But will Grimes be the one facing Roderick Strong in the future?
Kushida’s mystery partner is revealed!
Joining him in this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is… indie sensation extraordinaire, ALEX SHELLEY!! The Time Splitters reunite under NXT as part of next week’s opening round finale! Will they get through the Grizzled Young Veterans, Zack Gibson & James Drake?
Mia Yim VS Kayden Carter!
The Head Baddie in Charge is back in action after her crash landing with Dakota Kai. Will she be able to bounce back against the Florida native hungry to make a breakthrough?
The bell rings and Mia circles with KC. They tie up, Mia shoves KC but they circle again. KC goes for the wrist but Mia blocks so KC pushes her. The two test kicks, dodge and counter each other, and fans like the exchange. The two go again, Mia blocks a roll up to bring KC up. Mia whips, KC crucifix but Mia throws her down. Mia runs KC over then speeds things up. KC follows and bumps but neither falls. So KC CHOPS! KC wristlocks and goes up to hop, hop and arm-drag! Then dropkick! Cover, TWO! Mia grits her teeth but KC is on her with a whip. Mia blocks and whips back but KC dodges and huricanranas, only to be blocked! Mia brings KC up for a SIT-OUT BOMB! Cover, TWO!
Mia keeps her cool as she gives KC swift kicks. KC sits back up but Mia keeps kicking, then basement dropkicks her down! Cover, TWO and Mia grows a little frustrated. Mia brings KC around to lace the legs and Bow ‘n’ Arrow! KC endures, pops out to cover, TWO! KC is up, Mia gets around, SAIDO! Bridging cover, TWO! Mia grows further frustrated and she goes at KC. Mia CHOPS KC in the corner then whips her corner to corner. KC dodges Mia’s boot to then ROCK her with a right! And CHOPS! KC fires off more forearms and then sweeps the legs. KC runs and BOOT WASHES Mia’s face! Mia staggers into Victory Roll and SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! KC is close but not quite there!
KC hurries to a corner, climbs up and leaps, into PROTECT YA NECK! Cover, Mia wins!
Winner: Mia Yim, by pinfall
Mia made KC eat da feet and she gets da win! Mia shows respect to KC by helping her up and giving her a friendly hug. But someone who doesn’t show respect is CHELSEA GREEN! She attacks them both at once, and says “Hush.” And from the stage applauds… Robbie Stone! And he has a mic to say that “2020 is the year that the Robert Stone Brand takes over NXT.” Stone says this starts with the hottest, and he means hottest free agent signing yet, Chelsea Green! The Hot Mess is ready to mess up anyone and everyone in the NXT Women’s Division. Will she mess up Mia’s plans of becoming champion in the New Year?
Dominik Dijakovic speaks.
“Nine months ago, I promised my family the North American Championship. Tonight, I’ve got three obstacles in my way. Not that it matters.” This match is a formality in his eyes. “The world is going to feast their eyes on its next North American Champion.”
Tommaso Ciampa speaks again.
“So it is written, so it is said,” Cole fulfilled the Undisputed Prophecy and took the title to heights not even Ciampa feels he could have. But the legacy is tainted because Cole had Ciampa’s title HANDED to him! And Cole learned what it is to go to war with Ciampa. When the time comes that it’s just Cole, “and the champ!” Cole either gives Goldie back, or Ciampa takes that shot for the title he never lost! Cole needs to solidify a legacy, but Ciampa is taking his life back. Because he doesn’t know who he is, or what he is, without it.
HUGE news for the NXT Women’s Championship!
A #1 Contender’s Battle Royal will be held to determine Rhea Ripley’s next challenger! Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Vanessa Borne, Kayden Carter, Mia Yim, Santana Garrett, Xia Li, and even newcomers Chelsea Green and Shotzi Blackheart, all get an opportunity in this match! Who will be the last woman in the ring preparing for a fight with the Mosh Pit Kid?
NXT North American Championship #1 Contender Fatal 4 Way: Keith Lee VS Dominik Dijakovic VS Damien Priest VS Cameron Grimes!
Limitless. Colossus. Infamous. Savage. These are the words that describe the four men fighting for a shot at the Undisputed Era’s Savior of the Backbreaker. But who will get to call themselves “challenger” after tonight?
NXT returns as Dijakovic and Grimes are in the ring. Keith Lee makes his entrance, and it is time to #BaskInHisGlory! The bell rings and fans sing and all four men stare down from a corner each. Grimes is annoyed with the singing and he tells them to shut up. Grimes talks trash to his opponents, but thinks different about Keith. Keith tosses Grimes into a corner! Dijakovic throws Priest! The rivals stare down but then run at Grimes and Priest, only to get boots. The boots are blocked, Grimes and Priest are sent at each other. Priest dodges the Cave-In but wants the Reckoning! Grimes boots Lee and Priest elbows Dijakovic before Grimes snapmares free. But now Dijakovic torture racks Grimes and Lee fireman’s carries Priest! Priest and Grimes fight free, Lee HEADBUTTS Priest and Dijakovic DECKS Grimes!
Dijakovic and Lee face off again and fans fire up. Dijakovic kicks but Lee blocks and shoves. Dijakovic dodges Lee but Lee hurdles over Dijakovic! Dijakovic stops himself using ropes, but Lee blocks his boot again. Lee and Dijakovic trade blocks and dodges, and fans are loving this! Even they have to respect each other after that one. But then Priest and Grimes attack from behind! They beat down the fan favorites with stomps and forearms! Priest watches Grimes just fire off on Dijakovic, then DECKS him for himself! Priest stomps everyone then throws hands on Dijakovic. Priest whips corner to corner and hits a corner back elbow! Priest whips Dijakovic but he counters to kick and elbow! Then, “TIME TO FLY!” Dijakovic THROWS Priest AT LEE! But then Lee catches Priest! Lee swings Priest around to hit Grimes! And Dijakovic! And then he BOMBS Priest onto Dijakovic!
Fans are thunderous for “Keith Lee! Keith Lee!” as he covers Priest, TWO! Priest bails out and Lee sees everyone else is outside. Fans sing again as Lee decides to go out and join them. Grimes attacks Lee with boots, and Dijakovic joins in. They mug Lee on the outside with clubbing forearms and big stomps. They drag Lee up for more shots, and CHOPS him against the railing! Lee staggers but stays standing. If anything, he’s powering up! Lee throws Grimes into railing and elbows Dijakovic! Priest is poised to leap but Lee was ready! Priest backs off for Grimes to go after Lee again. Then Priest FLIES to bowl everyone over! All four men are down as NXT goes picture in picture!
The referee checks on the four but they’re all okay to continue. Priest drags himself to the ring and gets up. Priest fetches Grimes into the ring and stalks him to a corner. Priest runs but misses the elbow, Grimes dropkicks Priest down! Cover, ONE, but Grimes keeps on Priest with a neck wrench. Grimes rakes Priest’s eyes then kicks him in the back. Grimes throws uppercuts and CHOPS, then whips Priest. Priest reverses but Grimes kicks back. Grimes runs into a back elbow! Priest swings but Grimes dodges to crossbody himself and Priest out hard! Meanwhile, Dijakovic puts Lee in and stalks up behind him. Dijakovic stomps Lee down then brings him up for uppercuts of his own. Dijakovic back elbows in the corner, throws forearms, then reels Lee in. “TIME TO FLY!” But Lee is too big and strong for that!
Dijakovic keeps trying but Lee keeps resisting. Grimes and Priest brawl on the outside as Dijakovic keeps trying. Lee overpowers Dijakovic to headbutt and GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Priest snake eyes Grimes on the apron! NXT returns to single picture as Lee and Priest stare down. Priest hops up and rocks Lee, then climbs up. But Lee headbutts Priest down! Priest wobbles on the apron but Lee headbutts him again! Lee climbs up and drags Priest up to join him. He dead lift SUPERPLEXES Priest!! Priest rolls away but Dijakovic MOONSAULTS onto Lee! Cover, TWO!! Grimes slithers in and takes aim, but Dijakovic choke grips him. Grimes fights out to super forearm and SUPERKICK! Then ROUNDHOUSE! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!!
All four men are down again and fans fire up. Grimes rises first and drags Priest into the ring. Grimes then climbs up from the outside, Priest UPPERCUTS! Priest hits another, then cyclone KICKS Grimes! Priest climbs up to join Grimes, SUPER STEINER and Lee catches Grimes! To swing him up into powerbomb position! But Dijakovic BOOTS Priest down then kicks Lee low. Dijakovic takes Grimes in the torture rack, FEAST YOUR EYES! Lee POUNCES Dijakovic OUT of the ring!! Priest roundhouses and RECKONING on Lee!! Cover, Dijakovic BOOTS Priest off! Fans are thunderous with “MAMMA MIA!” and “NXT! NXT!”
Dijakovic gets back into the ring, leaving Lee and Grimes behind. “This is Awesome!” as Dijakovic dodges Priest. Priest dodges Dijakovic to kick and kick and kick, but Dijakovic SUPERKICKS him back! Dijakovic fires off strikes, but Priest ROCKS with a right! They both BOOT each other down! Priest and Dijakovic slowly rise, and they both choke grip the other! They both stand up, but Lee rises from the abyss! To chop and DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM them both!! Fans are fired up with Lee as both Dijakovic and Priest bail out! Fans sing again and Lee likes that. Lee runs to build speed, but Grimes SPANISH FLIES!! Cover, TWO!?! Grimes is shocked he didn’t just shock everyone else! Grimes aims, but Priest returns. Grimes ROUNDHOUSES Priest, then gets clear so that Dijakovic’s cyclone BOOT hits Priest!
Grimes boots Dijakovic and leaps up to MOONSAULT onto Priest! Grimes gets up as Dijakovic is on the apron, CAVE-IN!! Fans are firing up as Grimes climbs up again. Grimes aims at Lee, Lee staggers over, SUPER- MAGNUM! Lee chops the Cave-In away and then brings Grimes back up. But Grimes forearms and ROUNDHOUSES! Another super forearm, then Grimes runs, into the POP-UP SPIRIT BOMB!! Cover, Lee wins!!
Winner: Keith Lee, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the NXT North American Championship
Incredible! All four men put so much into this fight, but in the end, no one has more than the Limitless One! Lee has his shot at Strong, will Strong #BaskInHisGlory? Will the Undisputed Era stop being #DrapedInGold?
An AMAZING episode for NXT to truly start their 2020! Almost nothing was filler, and almost everything was top notch. I love the NXT Women’s Championship story that’s developing. Rhea is the top champion that everyone wants after, but a lot of this indicates that Shayna and the Horsewomen might be moving on from NXT at some point, as I didn’t see Shayna in the coming contender’s battle royal. Unless she and the Horsewomen wreck it, that is. But the Six Woman Tag that opened was great, and I love that they’re already teasing the Champion VS Champion match at Worlds Collide. I don’t think one woman will actually hold both belts simultaneously a la Becky Two Belts, but it’s good to at least put it out there.
Yim VS Carter was alright, perhaps a bit rusty or hesitant. But in the end, it was to facilitate Chelsea Green’s NXT TV debut since she hadn’t actually had it yet. Robbie E starting his NXT career as “Robert Stone,” a manager type, is a good move. He talks of it being a brand, aka a stable, so I am curious to see who else he has as “clients.” Theory VS Wilde was good, but obviously not on the level of Theory VS Strong. Theory is already a great talent, and he’s young so he’ll have a great career ahead of him. The promos for Ciampa were great, the promos between Balor and Gargano were great, I feel like DIY sweeps in Portland.
The Dusty Rhodes Classic matches tonight were both incredible! Imperium VS Forgotten Sons was very fast and very good, but naturally Imperium wins. Gallus VS Undisputed Era was great, too, but it’s a little disappointing that reDRagon needed Cole and Strong to help cheat. It’s typical, but not sure if it helps reDRagon at all. It does keep Gallus strong, though, in that they didn’t lose clean. I sense Imperium could be on the rise between both brands. Blackpool is going to be a great TakeOver, especially this Ladder match, but I’m thinking Imperium could take those titles and then roll into Worlds Collide for that 8 Man Tag. As for the Dusty Cup itself, I could also see Imperium VS Undisputed Era as the finals to be a preview of Worlds Collide. At the same time, the #Broserweights and the TIME SPLITTERS are great contenders. I am so excited to see Alex Shelley be in NXT, even if it’s a limited time. Though, I would hope this is so that Time Splitters as a team can add a tag title shot to their resume.
All of the contenders tonight had great promos, and the Fatal 4 Way itself was AMAZING. Grimes really went above and beyond as the smallest man in the match, mostly because the other three are towering titans. Everyone looked great, but it just felt right that Keith Lee got this win. Lee VS Strong isn’t waiting for Portland, so this will make for an AMAZING title match on TV. I can’t be sure, but I feel like this could also be the time when Lee finally gets himself a title and the Undisputed Era loses one. Adversity and tension is how you keep the Undisputed Era’s story going, and it’d be great if Lee got to be the thing that starts that.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (1/27/21)
Can rivals become teammates tonight?
Finn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly take on the NXT Tag Team Champions, together!
Though the Men’s and Women’s Dusty Cups continue, the Prince looks to cut down Pete Dunne’s back-up! Will Finn and Kyle hold together long enough to settle things with Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch?
- Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: MSK VS Drake Maverick & Killian Dain; win(s) and advance.
- Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Grizzled Young Veterans VS KUSHIDA & Leon Ruff; win and advance.
- Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai VS Aliyah & Jessi Kamea w/ Robert Stone; win and advance.
- inn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch; win.
PLAY BY PLAY
[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage of WWE NXT will begin later tonight]
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/27/21)
Will Dynamite be Just… Too… Sweeeeeeet~?
AEW and Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions, UNITE…?
Though there are tensions rising within The Elite, Gallows & Anderson will team with The Young Bucks in a HUGE 8 Man Tag match!
- Lance Archer VS Eddie Kingston; Kingston wins.
- Y2MJF w/ The Inner Circle VS The Varsity Blondes; Y2MJF win(s).
- Hangman Page VS Ryan Nemeth; Hangman wins.
- Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler & Tully Blanchard; wins.
- Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shanna; wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Young Bucks & The Good Brothers VS The Dark Order; win(s).
PLAY BY PLAY
Lance Archer VS Eddie Kingston!
The Murderhawk Monster and the Mad King are finally having a 1v1 contest, and it will truly be 1v1 because none of their allies are allowed ringside! Will Archer finally shut Kingston up about all the “almost” losses?
Kingston is after Archer the second he’ sin the ring, and he CHOPS! Archer just grins! Archer throws his shirt off, throws it at Kingston and eggs him on. Kingston CHOPS, Archer BOOTS Kingston over! Archer runs and hits an elbow in the corner! And then goes corner to corner, hits another! Kingston avoids the third and fires off on a leg! Kingston BITES Archer’s head as they’re on the ropes! The ref reprimands, Kingston CLUBS Archer then CHOPS him again! Archer finally feels that, and Kingston puts Archer in a corner. Kingston CHOPS, Archer eggs him on, but Kingston pokes him in the eye!
Archer staggers about, Kingston elbows him on the back then goes after the leg. Kingston chokes Archer on ropes, lets off as the ref counts, then stalks Archer to another corner for kidney shots! Kingston keeps on Archer’s body, kicks the legs out, but Archer rakes eyes back! Fans rally as Archer ROCKS Kingston with a right! Kingston flounders, CHOPS back, and CHOPS again, then goes to a corner, Kingston goes up, leaps, FLYING SHOULDER! Archer stays up!? Archer shakes out the cobwebs but Kingston runs, but Archer DERAILS him! Fans fire up while Kingston sits up in a daze.
Archer stalks Kingston, drags him up by his ears, then brings him around to CLUB him. Kingston clings to Archer’s legs but Archer brings him up to CHOP him down! Fans want that “One More Time!” and Archer drags Kingston up to CHOP him again! Kingston flops down and Archer seethes as he drags him back up. Archer choke grips and CHOKE SLAMS Kingston to the apron! Kingston flops to the floor as fans lose their minds! The ring count climbs as Kingston stirs, but Archer goes out to fetch him. Archer drags Kingston up and bumps him off the camera! Talk about a close-up! “Everything is in my playground!”
Archer kicks Kingston, whips him and sends him into railing! Archer digs Kingston’s head into the railing! The ref counts, Archer lets off to scare the ref off, and then Archer goes back to drag Kingston up. Archer brings Kingston over to bounce off the timekeeper’s table! Kingston scrambles into the ring, Archer pursues and brings him up in a full nelson, for a SLAM! Archer says he’s just getting started with Kingston, and he goes to a corner! Archer grins at the camera before hopping down and putting Kingston in the drop zone. Archer goes up, spinning VADER BOMB! Cover, ONE because Archer lets off! Archer is a cat toying with his prey!
Archer drags Kingston up, Kingston breaks free but the back hand is blocked! Archer choke grips, Kingston kicks low and dropkicks legs out. Kingston runs to FOREARM Archer down! Cover, TWO! Archer survives but Kingston catches his breath. Fans rally and duel as both men slowly rise. Kingston brings Archer around, but Archer LARIATS first! Archer drags Kingston up, puts him in a corner, then hoists him up top. Archer brings Kingston out with the inverted crucifix, but Kingston slips out to shove Archer into buckles! Archer BOOTS back, Kingston flounders but Archer is on him right away. Hammerlock ripcord for the CHOKE SLAM!
Archer knuckle locks Kingston’s hand and drags him up with it. Archer CLUBS Kingston, goes up the corner, and walks the tightrope a la Old School! MOONSAULT!! But no cover because Archer still isn’t satisfied. Archer clamps on the EBD CLAW! Archer sits Kingston up, but The Butcher and Blade have Jake the Snake hostage!! Archer hurries over but Bunny Allie hands Kingston a loaded bit of tape! Kingston waits for Archer to come back, LOADED BACK HAND!! Cover, Kingston wins!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The Fam still found a way to screw Archer over! Kingston survives, and then The Blade and Butcher drag Archer up for the POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! The Fam isn’t done, either, they sit Archer back up for Kingston’s BACK HAND! Jake the Snake tries to get up but the damage has been done. Will Kingston and his henchmen continue to wreak havoc on AEW?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Okay, let me see if I’ve got this right. The Young Bucks are the tag team champions, and they’re friends with Kenny, but Kenny’s friends with The Goody Brothers, and they’re the tag team champions, too. So now they’re all friends? They’re all one big happy family? How is that going to work? Is that going to work?” No it’s not. The Elite is like The Young & The Restless. And then there’s Death Triangle, PAC & The Lucha Brothers, who don’t like any part of The Elite. They don’t even like Moxley, because they used to be friends with Kingston who has beef with Mox. But now Moxley has to team with them at Beach Break?
Moxley is a simple guy. Cold beer, hot coffee, room temperature water and sex in the morning because it’s a great way to start the day. The only person you can trust is number one, so he only trusts his two hands. But Moxley loves Six Man Tags, so saddle up, compadres. This’ll be fun! Gang warfare! Moxley doesn’t know what happens at Beach Break, but it’ll be wild~! Incendiary ingredients on Dynamite, don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
Sting and Darby Allin speak.
The Icon says they’ll get on a first name basis right now. Taz, Brian, Ricky, since they’ll be in that Street Fight at Revolution, and since Team Taz loves to throw out false accusations, Sting will say their feelings are hurt. They called these two hoodlums? Really? Darby is a bit of a hoodlum, yes, but in the streets, it doesn’t matter if you play it clean or dirty. It’s all about survival! Darby chucks his skateboard through a window, and admits he is a hoodlum, no different from Sting. Sting uses the baseball bat to smash up the rest of the window! Sting admits it, too. Revolution, Street Fight, showtime.
Y2MJF w/ The Inner Circle VS The Varsity Blondes!
There’s a lot of history to this match, even before things in AEW. But Chris Jericho won’t hold back on Brian Pillman Jr. over it, and he expects nothing less from Pillman Jr. in return. But will that mean the first 2v2 outing of Le Demo God and the Salt of the Earth won’t be a success?
Jericho revels in the fans singing Judas for him, the teams sort out, and MJF wants to speak first. MJF wants to talk with Sammy Guevara later, and then he says is that Griff? Look at Goldilocks here. Last time they met, MJF embarrassed Griff on live television. So let’s just skip ahead to where Griff loses, okay? NOPE! Griff DECKS MJF, keeps him in the ring, then rains down more fists! MJF scrambles away, Wardlow keeps him away from Griff, but Griff gets around to get back in. MJF dodges but Griff BOOTS him down! The Inner Circle gets MJF to safety and MJF gets a chair out of frustration. The Inner Circle keeps MJF from throwing this match and MJF says Griff is dead!
MJF gets back in the ring, talks trash, then tags out to Jericho. Jericho run sin but into a drop toehold! Griff wrenches Jericho, tags in BPJ, and the Blondes double whip, kick and NECKBREAKER to a leg drop, brother! Cover, TWO! BPJ CHOPS Jericho, wrenches and whips, but Jericho holds ropes to deny the dropkick. Jericho runs but BPJ dropkicks him down! BPJ drags Jericho up, clamps onto the arm, but Jericho uses cheap shots to get free. Jericho whips BPJ corner to corner, but BPJ comes back to LARIAT! Fans fire up as BPJ whips, Jericho reveres and MJF gets a cheap shot in! Jericho DECKS BPJ then tags in MJF!
AEW goes picture in picture as MJF CLAWS BPJ and tells Griff up his! MJF digs his fingers into BPJ’s face but lets off as the ref reprimands. MJF stalks BPJ, throws punches down on him, then soaks up the heat from fans. MJF feeds BPJ to Jericho’s boot, then CHOPS him! Tag to Jericho, Jericho throws hands, then tags MJF back in. Y2MJF double whip, and double flapjack BPJ down! MJF steps on BPJ, then so does Jericho. The Inner Circle soaks up the heat, MJF drags BPJ up to CLUB him down. MJF kicks at Griff but scrambles away before he can get hit. MJF chokes BPJ, covers, TWO! MJF rakes BPJ’s eyes, rakes his face on the ropes, then headbutts him!
Tag to Jericho, MJF digs his boots into BPJ as Jericho gets in Griff’s face, then Griff goes back to stomp and bump BPJ off buckles. Jericho hoists BPJ up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up to join him. BPJ throws hands back but Jericho clubs him. Jericho stands up on the very top, but BPJ GOURD BUSTERS him! BPJ gets up, leaps, and hits a crossbody! Cover, TWO! Fans rally while both men are down and AEW returns to single picture. Hot tags to Griff and MJF! The Ivy League MVP rallies on Y2MJF but MJF kicks low! MJF runs into Griff’s HUGE back drop! Griff wrenches and ROCKS Jericho!
Fans fire up as Griff goes corner to corner, BIG splash to MJF! Whip to the corner, SPLASH for both Y2MJF! DOUBLE SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives but Griff just fires up as he drags MJF up. Griff whips MJF to the corner, hits a clothesline and tags BPJ! Griff rolls MJF for BPJ’s missile dropkick! Jericho tags in but BPJ is ready, SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives by split seconds! BPJ fires up as fans rally behind him. Jericho hits back, BPJ throws forearms and chops, but Jericho DECKS him! Jericho whips then runs but BPJ dumps Jericho to the apron! BPJ runs and dropkicks Jericho down!
Fans fire up with BPJ as he fetches Jericho into the ring. BPJ aims from a corner, springboards and leaps, into a JUDAS EFFECT!! LIONSAULT!! Cover, someone took out Griff, Y2MJF win!!
Winners: Y2MJF, by pinfall
MJF adds insult to injury as he throws BPJ out just so he can stand with Jericho. The Inner Circle’s “official” team in the tag division is off to a strong start, will they go all the way to the top and take the AEW World Tag Team Championships for their own?
“Here we go again!” Kenny Omega is taking liberties, acting like ‘Billy Big Bollocks,” acting like he owns the place and owns this business. He has the “clown” Callis and the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions, while manipulating some and blindsiding others. SO at Beach Break, bring the Good Brothers, because Pac and Rey Fenix will show you what brotherhood is! You hit them, they hit you back! Time to face the consequences!
AEW shares Shaq’s message from the AEW Dynamite Awards on TNT.
“Cody Rhodes, you little punk. You want to battle, you just name the time and the day. I’ll be there.” Cody looks like a little girl with that blonde hair. Shaq suggests we do this in March, aka Revolution. What will Cody say?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring!
To respond to Shaq’s comments right now, here’s Cody Rhodes! The American Nightmare goes to the ring, along with Coach Arn Anderson. Schiavone knows they want to respond to Shaq, but also to Jade Cargill from The Waiting Room. Cody says to respond to Shaq and Jade, he’d rather just give us the “pitch.” He’d like to say March 7th, AEW Revolution, it’d be himself and Brandi Rhodes VS Shaq & Jade, but life happens. He and Brandi are having a baby. “In these moments where I am rather confused and distracted,” Cody defers to The Coach!
And if we’re wondering how much of a coach Arn is, Arn chewed Cody out for taking Peter Avalon too easily last week. Arn has been right consistently for years, they talked with Tony Khan about where Cody fits on the Revolution card, so the floor is Arn’s. Arn says he wants to earn his money because he might contradict himself, so please be patient. But the fact is, Cody’s about to be a dad. That is right on the forefront of his mind, as it should be. That is the most important thing in his life.
But think about this: June 29th, 1985. What date is that to Cody? That was when Arn saw Dusty Rhodes crawl in the ring with Tully Blanchard, fight 30 minutes, then fly home in time to see the birth of Baby Cody. Now if Cody chooses March 7th, to jump in the Revolution, do it with eyes wide open, no regrets. But Arn will point out the obvious: there is a lot of time between the birthdate and the show. Doesn’t Cody want to be part of something? It’s hard to capture the public eye but he could do that with this match.
For 19 years, Shaq dominated the court as a world-class athlete. Jade, every time she walks in, she dominates that room. But the fact is, Arn’s seen something these last two weeks, something that can’t be measured or even rational to name. Arn wants Cody to see something. In steps RED VELVET! Velvet has had her own problems with Jade Cargill, and Arn hopes Cody sees the fire inside Velvet like what Cody has in him. Velvet gets the mic to stare down the camera and say she’s here because she is FED UP of getting attacked, watching Brandi get disrespected by a “big mouth coward” who knows Brandi can’t defend herself.
Everyone knows Cody would never lay a hand on a woman. But Velvet will! Velvet is about to stir that bitch-ass up! Fans like the sound of that! Arn says that’s what he meant! Then perhaps Jade and Shaq have the ball in their court! Are we still getting a huge mixed tag match for Revolution?
AEW issues the official invite to the Superbad Beach Break wedding!
Kip Sabian says “my heart is in my hands My head is in the clouds. My feet have left the ground. And my life, our life, is turning around.” Penelope Ford is so excited to marry this handsome man, the man of her dreams, the best kisser. So they cordially invite us to watch their wedding, with Miro as The Best Man, and of course “Charles” Taylor the butler will be there! Surely a wedding on a wrestling program will go smoothly, right?
Hangman Page VS Ryan Nemeth!
The Cowboy takes on the debuting “Hollywood Hunk” as Hangman tries to shake off the awkward situation where he had to reject The Dark Order’s recruitment proposal. Will he be able to focus against this hungry and determined wrestler?
The bell rings, fans rally for Hangman but Nemeth shoots in to get a leg. Hangman gets the rope but Nemeth says he got a point like this is collegiate wrestling. They tie up again, Hangman wrenches to a wristlock but Nemeth gets around to hammerlock then headlock, two points! Hangman powers out, Nemeth bumps him but Hangman runs him over! Things speed up, Hangman fakes Nemeth out and BOOTS him down! Hangman CHOPS Nemeth to the corner, CHOPS him again, then chops but Nemeth dodges to CHOP and CHOP in return! Nemeth swaggers about but Hangman DECKS him!
Hangman stalks Nemeth to a corner, stomps a mudhole into him then walks it dry as the ref counts. Hangman drags Nemeth up to throw him to the apron, and then TRIANGLE LARIATS him to the floor! Nemeth gets up but Hangman PLANCHAS! Direct hit and fans fire up! Hangman drags Nemeth up, puts him back in, then fires the fans up as he runs in corner to corner. Nemeth dodges to dropkick Hangman down! Cover, ONE! Nemeth wrenches and WRINGS the arm out, and now Big Money Matt Hardy is ringside? Is he scouting? Nemeth hammerlocks an arm, headstands to put pressure on the hold, then grabs at hair. The ref reprimands and Nemeth lets go.
Hangman gets up to CHOP and forearm but Nemeth knees low! Nemeth whips but Hangman holds ropes. Nemeth kicks, whips but Hangman reverses, only for Nemeth to turn it around into a Rude Awakening! Cover, TWO! Hangman forearms but Nemeth hits back. Nemeth whips corner to corner but Hangman comes back to CLOBBER him! Hangman whips, Nemeth dodges but Hangman hits a SPINEBUSTER! Hardy seems to be cheering Hangman on as Nemeth gets to a corner. Hangman runs corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman rolls Nemeth, runs, SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Hardy cheers Hangman with the fans as he brings Nemeth up to fireman’s carry. Nemeth fights out, Hangman CHOPS and whips but Nemeth reverses to SATELLITE DDT! Cover, TWO!! Hangman gets to a corner, Nemeth runs in but Hangman elbows him back! Nemeth runs into a boot, but he ducks a lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Hangman lands on his feet, ROLLING ELBOW! Hangman whips Nemeth to LARIAT! Then Hangman goes to the apron, takes aim, and slingshots, BUCK SHOT!! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Hardy applauds then goes up to the ramp. Hangman sees Hardy turn to leave but invites him into the ring. Tony Schiavone hurries over to see what this is about. Hardy didn’t want to create a scene, but the reason he came out was to be in Hangman’s corner and let him know he supports Hangman. Hardy has been a bit concerned, Hangman seems lost and conflicted. That’s understandable. Hardy was part of Stadium Stampede, he knows that Hangman got burned by The Elite and he didn’t deserve it. The Dark Order wants Hangman to join and that’s just awkward.
Hardy doesn’t want anything from Hangman, just to let him know that Hangman is a good person who deserves to be happy. Hardy needed to say that and Hangman needed to hear it. Hangman is dressing alone in the hallway near catering. Hardy has a huge dressing room with plenty of space. Hangman is more than welcome to join him there, no strings attached. Hardy lets Hangman think that over, what will Hangman’s answer be?
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