Will the One Two get the one-two-three on the NXT UK Tag Team Champions?
In a non-title match, NXT UK Tag Team Champions, Mark Coffey & Wolfgang, take on Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch! Will Gallus Boys still be on top?
- Aoife Valkyrie VS Amale; Valkyrie wins.
- Dave Mastiff VS Saxon Huxley; Mastiff wins.
- Joe Coffey VS Amir Jordan; Coffey wins.
- Gallus VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch; Gallus wins.
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Aoife Valkyrie VS Amale!
The wait is over. Witness the newest force of nature to join NXT UK! Will the #RealValkyrie live up to that creed as she lands in the NXT UK Women’s battlefield?
The bell rings and the two tie up. Valkyrie drags Amale into a facelock and keeps hold as they roll around. Fans rally, Amale back drops but Valkyrie sunset flips! TWO, but Valkyrie is right on Amale with a headlock. Amale powers up but can’t power out. Amale lifts Valkyrie but Valkyrie turns it into a takedown! But Amale headscissors back, and fans rally up as Valkyrie pops out. Valkyrie runs, comes back and wheelbarrows to a victory roll! TWO but a close one!
Amale knees Valkyrie low and then drags her up. Amale whips corner to corner and runs in. Valkyrie goes up and over and handsprings, but Amale comes up behind to waistlock. Valkyrie pries free and rocks Amale with an elbow! Amale staggers but hurries after Valkyrie as she runs, but Valkyrie goes up and leaps back for a flying elbow! Cover, TWO! Valkyrie grows frustrated but fans rally back up. Valkyrie stalks Amale to ropes then whips. Amale reverses but Valkyrie slides under. Valkyrie swings a heel kick but Amale ducks it, only for Valkyrie to sweep the legs! Valkyrie powers up to standing moonsault! Cover, TWO!
Valkyrie keeps on Amale with an armlock. Fans rally as Amale powers up and pulls hair. The ref reprimands but Amale throws Valkyrie down! Valkyrie catches herself before hitting the mat, and Amale argues with the ref as Valkyrie stands. Amale turns around, Valkyrie blocks her punches to fire off kick after kick! Rolling sobat! PELE! Amale is down and York fires up as Valkyrie takes aim. Amale slowly stands up, to get a HEEL KICK! Valkyrie isn’t done there, she heads up top. Amale stirs as Valkyrie leaps, FLYING AX KICK! Cover, Valkyrie wins!
Winner: Aoife Valkyrie, by pinfall
The flight of the Valkyrie is a successful debut! Will Valkyrie ride on the wings of a pegasus towards the top of the NXT UK Women’s Division?
Backstage interview with Travis Banks.
NXT UK’s Kiwi Buzzsaw failed to take the NXT Cruiserweight Championship at Worlds Collide, but it was an unforgettable match all the same. That is true, but Banks says tomorrow is a new day. But then Imperium’s Alexander Wolfe walks in. Speaking about unforgettable matches from Worlds Collide, fans are talking about Imperium’s victory, not Banks being a failure to the brand. Well sure, but how about this? What is it like for Wolfe to ride Walter’s coattails? Wolfe warns Banks to watch himself, but will Wolfe have to be the one worried about walking into a buzzsaw?
Dave Mastiff VS Saxon Huxley!
The Bomber wants after Walter! But for now, will the “unleashed beast of the astral plane” suffice?
The bell rings and Mastiff ties up with Huxley right away. They break then grapple again, and Huxley knees low to then boot. Mastiff scoops and slams Huxley! Huxley gets to a corner and boots again,t hen hops up to leap. Mastiff CHOPS Huxley out of the air! A not so subtle message as Mastiff CHOPS Huxley again! Mastiff drags Huxley up to dead lift suplex! Fans sing as Mastiff drops Huxley down! Mastiff drags Huxley up and traps the arms to drive elbow after elbow into Huxley’s head and shoulders! The ref counts and Mastiff lets up, to then bring Huxley up again.
Fans rally for Huxley but Mastiff CHOPS him off his feet again. Mastiff drags Huxley up but Huxley hits back then kicks. Mastiff catches the kick but gets a dropkick! Huxley runs and knees Mastiff against the ropes! Huxley rams his knees in then whips Mastiff to a corner! Mastiff hits buckles and Huxley rams in more knees! Huxley runs but into a body check! Mastiff drops a MASSIVE senton! Mastiff shouts for Walter, before he uses the same FLYING SIT DOWN senton! Huxley sputters for air as Mastiff dead lift GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Huxley ends up in a corner, Mastiff runs, INTO THE VOID! Cover, Mastiff wins!
Winner: Dave Mastiff, by pinfall
The message has been sent to the NXT UK Champion, but how will it be received?
NXT UK Media catches up with Toni Storm.
Kay Lee Ray put forward the challenge: an NXT UK Women’s Championship rematch, in an I Quit match, and if Toni loses, she can never challenge KLR for the title again. But Toni hasn’t given her response, so what is it? Toni is actually heading for Johnny Saint’s office to give it. She knows the NXT UK GM and Assistant GM are aware of KLR’s stipulations. “Let’s do it.” Sid Scala knew this was coming. And he knows an I Quit match can potentially be a very devastating match, so he hopes she is thinking this through. Toni tells Sid to make the match.
Sid and Saint go back into the office to discuss. When they return, the contract has already been printed up. KLR signed her part as champion, but Sid still wants Toni to understand the consequences of the match. Toni just takes the contract and signs on the dotted line. It’s official, but when and where will these friends-turned-enemies fight until one gives up the gold?
The Grizzled Young Veterans are here!
Zack Gibson and James Drake head to the ring, but York is already taking off their shoes. The fans also boo as Gibson gets a mic, and troll with, “Who Are Ya? Who Are Ya?” He is Liverpool’s Number one! And with him is Mr. Mayhem. Together, they are Grizzled Young Veterans, SOON to be recognized as the World’s Number One! Since day one in NXT UK, the mission is to be recognized as the very best tag team in their generation. Fans still troll with their signing. Gibson ignores them to say that at the original TakeOver: Blackpool, the GYV made history by becoming the inaugural NXT UK Tag Team Champions. Management lined up team after team, both domestic and abroad, and GYV won!
Until Johnny Saint, “in the interest of entertainment,” stuck GYV in a Triple Threat in Cardiff, and they lost! Fans cheer that but Drake keeps Gibson calm. The big rematch was in TakeOver: Blackpool II, in a Fatal 4 Way Ladder Match! “At this rate, our next tag title opportunity is in a five, six, seven-team, ‘Circus Rules’ match, special guest referee, ‘The Ringmaster,’ Johnny Saint himself!” Fans like the sound of that. But Gibson points out the huge overseas impact they’ve had in NXT prime! William Regal is a man who recognizes talent! Regal knows this has nothing to do with Forgotten Sons, sexy police, or the Undisptued Era. William Regal knows what the GYV know: they are SOON to be recognized as the World’s Number One!
Regal can relate to GYV because he is from Blackpool, the town that gave us James Drake! Fans boo, they’re not impressed. Gibson is from Liverpool, the town that gave the world the Beatles, the championship level Liverpool Football Club, and Gibson! “And now, here we are in… York. A town world-famous for absolutely NOTHING.” Gibson and Drake tune out the fans chanting for “Yorkshire~! Yorkshire~!” as Drake tries to think of something special about York. He can’t think of anything. “Geographically, you are to the UK what The Hunt are to tag team wrestling. You exist, you’re here, but if you didn’t exist, nobody would even notice.”
That’s not to rag on York, it’s just from seeing the faces in the crowd. GYV know their value, and the world is recognizing that value. So what fans need to do is stand up, get your phones out, take some pictures, because GYV is worth the price of admission alone! Fans boo instead. Gibson says fans should rejoice, for GYV has conquered Europe, and will never stop! But how soon is “SOON” for the Grizzled Young Veterans?
NXT UK’s Radzi has breaking news!
If you like watching NXT UK, then get ready for NXT UK live events! Get a ticket, get a shirt, get a program! Joseph Conners comes by and wants to see where he is in the program. There’s Trent Seven, Tyler Bate… But no Conners. Speaking of Bate, what happened when Conners faced Bate’s protege, A-Kid? Conners won! So when Conners finally takes on Bate, what will happen? Conners will win! So Conners will show everyone who makes the merch, the matches, the decisions, that he IS worthy.
Joe Coffey w/ Gallus VS Amir Jordan!
The Iron King didn’t defeat the Ring General, and he wants the Moscow Madman to pay for his role in that. But before Ilja Dragunov, will Coffey warm up against the Bhangra Bad Boy?
The bell rings and Jordan avoids jabs from Coffey. The two tie up and Coffey hip tosses Jordan down hard! Coffey dares Jordan to fight and York are behind him as he ties up with Coffey again. Coffey whips, Jordan comes back with a headlock, but Coffey back suplexes out! Jordan lands on his feet to get the headlock back, but Coffey powers out. Coffey goes perpendicular to run Jordan over! “Gallus Boys on top!” Things speed up, Jordan hurdles and dropkicks Coffey back! Coffey whips Jordan away but Jordan leaps over. Jordan ducks and leaps, but the crossbody is caught! Coffey pops Jordan around for an OVERHEAD suplex!
Coffey throws big body shots in the corner then whips Jordan out then back into the same corner. And again! Coffey wants another but Jordan holds the ropes. Jordan ROCKS Coffey with a right, then wheelbarrows, but Coffey makes it a facebuster! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Jordan fights up. Jordan throws body shots but Coffey wrings out the bad arm! Coffey drags Jordan up as fans duel, and Coffey fires off more punches and even stomps! The ref counts but Coffey backs off. Jordan works to get the bad arm moving, but Coffey is on him again. Coffey wrenches, blocks the punch and arm-drags Jordan by that arm!
Coffey cranks on the good arm and clamps a claw onto Jordan’s ribs. Jordan hits back so Coffey cranks harder. Fans rally and duel as Jordan works his way up and around. Jordan throws body shots but Coffey throws him down again! Coffey adds a leg for a modified Bow ‘n’ Arrow, “Gallus Boys on top, son!” Jordan hits back but Coffey keeps on the arm. Jordan gets up, goes around, but Coffey keeps hooked on. Coffey arm-drags a third time and Jordan is back to square one on the mat. Fans rally as Coffey punches Jordan and cranks harder. Jordan works his way up but Coffey clubs him down. Fans rally more and Jordan gets up, to SPIKE-RANA!
Coffey flounders but he headbutts Jordan back. Coffey whips JOrdan toa corner, but Jordan elbows back! Jordan hops up top, leaps, crossbody hits! Coffey bails out and Jordan builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! York is fired up but Mark Coffey keeps Wolfgang back. Jordan puts Joe Coffey in, then climbs up top. Jordan SWANTONS onto knees! Coffey gives him the Glasgow Sendoff Spear! Coffey reels Jordan in, ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS! Cover, Coffey wins!
Winner: Joe Coffey, by pinfall
York applauds that gritty fight, and the Iron King makes sure Jordan understands what happens when you step to Gallus. “Tip top, Gallus Boys on top.” But Coffey wonders where Ilja went since Worlds Collide. Because Ilja’s world is gonna get smashed up! The Mad Russian owes a debt to Coffey, and payment’s due. Ilja should’ve gotten square with the Gallus Firm sooner. But it’s alright, because the Gallus lads are gonna square things up with “that mug” Burch, and “ET’s finger,” Oney. Gallus boys do what they do best: take care of business! Will that be the case when the BritAm Brawlers hit the ring after the break?
Gallus VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch!
Joe Coffey said his piece on behalf of the NXT UK Tag Team Champions, but now it’s time to back up words with actions! Will Marcus and Wolfie “speak louder” than the One Two? Or will The Govenah and The Yank make sure the Gallus Boys aren’t on top?
The teams sort out and York is already fired up for the “One, Two!” Burch and Mark Coffey start with the bell. They tie up and go around, and Coffey puts Burch in a corner. The ref backs Coffey off but Coffey still gives Burch a push. Burch and Coffey tie up again, Burch waistlocks to a headlock. Fans rally up as Coffey powers Burch to the Gallus corner. Tag to Wolfgang and Wolfgang throws body shots. Wolfgang headlocks Burch and throws him down. Burch grinds his forearm back at Wolfgang’s face. The two stand up, Wolfgang shifts to a cravat and neck crank.
Fans rally as Wolfgang puts Burch back in the Gallus corner. Mark tags back in and Gallus mugs Burch in the corner. Mark wrenches the arm and mounts Burch for the armlock. Fans boo Gallus but join Oney in the chant. Burch powers up, reverses the hold, and tags in Oney! Oney CHOPS Mark then double whips with Burch. Oney hits an atomic drop and then CHOPS Mark! Tag to Burch, they double atomic drop! Then split the wishbone! Oney exits and Burch throws European Uppercuts into Mark. Burch whips corner to corner, but Coffey slides out and Wolfgang gets in. Wolfgang distracts Burch long enough for Mark to get back in. Mark waistlocks but Burch bucks the roll off. Burch turns around, into a BIG leaping EuroUpper!
Mark stomps Burch then drags him up into the Gallus corner. Tag to Wolfgang and Gallus mugs Burch more. Wolfgang snapmares to a half nelson chinbar. Fans rally up and Burch fights his way up, only for Wolfgang to wrangle him back down. Burch endures and fans continue to rally. Burch stands but Wolfgang knees low. Wolfgang whips Burch to a corner, Burch goes up and under, to tag Oney! Oney fires off hands on Wolfgang, but Mark comes in. Oney EuroUppers Mark first! Then hits Wolgang with one! Then goes corner to corner to hit Mark! But Mark grabs Oney and keeps him trapped, as Wolfgang runs in and corner CROSSBODIES! Oney falls and Wolfgang hits Burch off the corner.
Wolfgang drops an elbow on Oney, then tags in Mark. Gallus mugs Oney now while fans troll with “ET Finger!” Mark drops knees on Oney’s back. Oney throws body shots back but Mark shoves and kitchen sink knees! Tag to Wolfgang, who runs and drops the basement senton! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang keeps on Oney with a half nelson chinbar. Oney endures as fans rally and duel. Oney fights his way up but now Wolfgang gets him in a full nelson. Wolfgang thrashes Oney around, Oney arm-drags free! Oney runs but Wolfgang intercepts to ram him into the Gallus corner! Tag to Mark and they mug Oney more.
Mark knees Oney to the apron, then hotshots the arm off the bottom rope! Wolfgang lurks nearby but the ref keeps him back. Oney gets in the ring but Mark stomps Oney down. Mark throws forearms then tags Wolfgang. Gallus mugs Oney more as fans duel. Wolfgang toys with Oney but Oney grits his teeth. Oney CHOPS Wolfgang but Wolfgang forearms back. Oney gets back up and CHOPS again! Wolfgang throws another forearm but Oney just powers up again. The Boston Bulldog just powers up from every forearm! And then he CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS! Wolfgang fireman’s carries for the Wasteland slam! Wolfgang MOONSAULTS, but FLOPS!
Oney crawls but so does Wolfgang, hot tags to Burch and Mark! Burch dropkicks Wolfgang down then comes back to throw hands on Mark! Forearm after forearm and then EUroUpper! Burhc whips and elbows Mark down! And again! Burch spins Mark for another EuroUpper! Burch runs into the corner, clothesline, enziguri and German Suplex! He holds on, reels Mark out, for a HEADBUTT! Tag to Oney and the One Two work together. Burch lifts Mark but Wolfgang saves him from London Tower! Oney CHOPS and Burch HEADBUTTS Wolfgang down for it! Mark Polish HAMMERS Burch! Oney CHOPS Mark but Mark CHOPS back! We have a CHOP fight!
Oney gets the edge but Mark whips, only to get a BLOCKBUSTER! Tag to Burch, and Oney brings Mark up. Mark fights back, boots Burch then throws Oney out. Burch boots back and hops up, but Mark YANKS him down! Tag to Wolfgang, and Wolfgang tags Mark back in. WOlfgang catapults Burch into Mark’s fireman’s carry. Burch fights out and wrangles Mark down toa CROSSFACE! Oney tackles Wolfgang, for the BOSTON CRAB! Double submissions and York is thunderous! Joe Coffey coaches the Gallus Boys, and Wolfgang manages to turn over. Wolfgang shoves Oney onto Burch!
All four men are down but the teams regroup. Wolfgang SPEARS Oney out of the ring! Mark grabs Burch for a half nelson SLAM! Wolfgang hustles back to tag in. Fans rally as Gallus works together, enziguri powerslam! Cover, Gallus wins!
Winners: Gallus, by pinfall
The NXT UK Tag Team Champions got a championship level match out of the Govenah and the Yank, but as they always love to say: Gallus Boys on top! The Iron King celebrates with the lads and they stand tall. Is it only a matter of time before NXT UK is truly Gallus’ Kingdom? But wait, here comes Dragunov! Joe Coffey dares Ilja to get in and pay his debts. Ilja gets in, and the brawl is on! Mark keeps Wolfgang back, even as Ilja KNEES Joe! Joe rebounds, to give Ilja ALL THE BEST! Then Wolfgang is unleashed to attack! Gallus mugs the Mad Russian, then gives him the catapult to SAMOAN DROP! “Payment’s due, mate!” The Iron King comes to collect, but what will it cost Dragunov?
A really good episode of NXT UK as their Spring and Summer programs sort out separate of NXT Prime. For one, it is great to know we are getting the I Quit match of KLR VS Storm. That will be an incredible match, and I hope it dominates an episode. Like, 20 to 30 minutes. And honestly, I’m thinking because it is an I Quit match, wouldn’t Toni have to win? Even with KLR being as mean as she is, I can’t be sure she could do something so brutal that it makes Toni quit. Aoife (which is apparently pronounced like Eva with an F) had a great debut, and Amale looked decent in it, too. I am not that familiar with Aoife’s work but I’m sure she’ll really impress us soon enough.
Mastiff squashing Huxley using a lot of Walter’s signature moves was great. I still don’t see Mastiff winning the NXT UK Championship but it will still mean a lot if he can push Walter to his limits like Tyler Bate and Joe Coffey did. Conners does a good job in the promo and we all know Conners VS Bate will be great. Again I say, where is the Midcard Title for this branch? And honestly, Coffey VS Jordan made a good case for both men in that title scene. Coffey’s promo calling out Ilja was good, Gallus VS Lorcan & Burch was really good, and it was a pretty good move for Ilja to fight Gallus, even if he was going to get beat down. Coffey VS Ilja will also be a midcard title worthy match. I hope whatever the Summer UK TakeOver is, it debuts such a title.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mathew’s AJPW Champion Carnival Results & Review: Day 4 (4/17/2021)
AJPW is back with Day 4 of the Champion Carnival and Mathew is back as well! Will Zeus stay undefeated? Check it out!
Hello everyone and you read it right, I have returned and ready to get the show on the road. I wanna thank Andrew for covering the first three days of the Carnival while I was on vacation while also dealing with laptop issues. Should be getting a new computer soon but in the meantime, gonna abuse this old laptop as much as I can till it happens. All Japan’s memorable time of the year, the Champion Carnival is currently underway and I’m here to take over the 6 remaining days.
It’s been a fun three shows so far and let’s see if the rest can deliver. Will Zeus remain undefeated?
Let’s find out as we…dive right in.
Star Rating System:
- 0 Stars: Dave Meltzer
- 1 Star: Vince Russo
- 2 Stars: Tony Schiavone
- 3 Stars: Eric Bischoff
- 4 Stars: Bruce Prichard
- 5 Stars: Jim Cornette
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Shotaro Ashino vs. Kohei Sato
Review: Time for our first match-up as Shotaro Ashino takes on Kohei Sato. Ashino is in a bit of turmoil ever since he lost Enfants Terribles and only has one victory under his belt while losing his first two matches. Sato has a steady record as he only has one win and loss under his belt, and a win here would put him in the middle of the rankings. Can Ashino win two in a row or does he fall behind again?
These two started with some chain wrestling but it appears to be a stalemate as they transition into a chop battle, where Sato is winning. I know Sato may not look like much in a physical sense but he can deliver some stiff shots to you, so definitely wanna be careful when in the ring with this guy. Ashino did try to make a comeback with a European Uppercut but Sato forearms him down. In the grand scheme of things, Shotaro being on his own is a much better path for him since he was mostly known as Wrestle-1’s guy and leader of this group, and now that he doesn’t have them and is now a babyface, it’s a fresher start for him to see what he can do on his own.
Sato appears to be heading towards Ashino and it was the opening Shotaro needed to hit a Dragon Screw, making Sato go down and this is where he will shine. Shotaro with the Gutwrench but Sato kicked out. Shotaro going in with the leg work to try and weaken it for the Ankle Lock later but Sato grabbed the ropes. Shotaro ran the ropes but Sato catches him with a knee to the gut, gaining control of the match once again while delivering kicks to the chest and midsection. Sato went for the Brainbuster but Ashino reversed it, hitting a German Suplex as he goes for the cover but once Sato kicked out, Ashino quickly turned it into the Ankle Lock! Sato would eventually get to the ropes and Shotaro is forced to let go of the hold. Shotaro tried to get the ankle again but Sato punched him in the gut and it leads to an exchange of blows till Sato won that battle, topping it off with a Falcon Arrow as Shotaro kicked out at two! It wouldn’t last much longer as Sato quickly picked him up to hit the Drill-a-Hole Piledriver, getting the victory over Ashino. I know people are frustrated with how Ashino has been booked since arriving at All Japan but all it takes is patience, he’s basically started over and getting the slow build back up.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter.
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Suwama vs. Koji Doi
Review: Time for our next match as Koji Doi takes on the Triple Crown Champion, Suwama. Suwama currently only has one win under his belt with two losses, so it’s a better record than last year but he still needs to find a way to get back up on the totem pole. Koji has the same record as the champ but a victory here would gain a lot of momentum. Will the champ prevail or does Koji pull an upset?
Loo at Koji getting the first advantage with a couple of shoulder tackles to the champ and oh wait, never mind, Suwama double chopped him and now has him in the corner. Suwama Irish-whips him into the corner but Koji reversed it as Suwama attempts a Lariat as Koji blocked it and hits his arm with a Codebreaker, turning it into a Fujiwara Armbar. After being forced to let go, Koji responds by stomping on his arm and having it through the ropes to pull on it. Koji Doi is someone I’ve always considered to be an underrated talent and glad he’s getting the opportunity on a bigger platform than Wrestle-1.
Suwama makes a comeback after hitting a flying shoulder tackle to get Koji down. Suwama then throws him into the corner to hit a Lariat before pulling him in for a Belly-to-Belly Suplex but Koji kicked out at two. Suwama called for the Last Ride but Koji was able to flip him over, leading the two to exchange blows until Koji tossed him into the ropes for a side slam. Koji delivered a Dropkick and would attempt to lift him but the champ refused to go up, causing Koji to just knock him down with a Lariat. Koji went for the Murder Lariat but Suwama catches him with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, then gets him for a German, and then a Discus Lariat for good measure. Suwama hits the Backdrop but Koji got up to fight through the pain but Suwama applies the Sleeper Hold and Koji is out, giving Suwama the victory!
Rating: Eric Bischoff
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Jake Lee vs. Shinjiro Otani
Review: Halfway through the day as Zero1’s Shinjiro Otani takes on the leader of TOTAL ECLIPSE, Jake Lee. Jake Lee has made quite the transformation ever since he turned heel and took Enfants Terribles from Ashino, he has developed a whole new persona since then and it seems to be the change he needed to show he’s a top star. Can Jake bounce back from his first loss or will he lose two in a row?
There appears to be an issue under the ring as the referee and announcer go check on it before starting the match, guess a bar or piece of wood popped out. Now the match is underway with Jake delivering some stomps down on Otani but would eventually get tossed over the ropes. Otani would deliver some stomps of his own after getting Lee back into the ring, just stomping away at him into the corner until Jake tripped him, delivering more stomps onto him. Jake is wrestling a completely different style compared to how we’re used to seeing him and it works for his new persona. He delivers it well and this whole tournament is a great way to showcase his new self. Jake delivered stiff kicks to the midsection and Otani would eventually catch his foot to hit it with an elbow and leg sweep him off his feet.
Jake grabbed Otani’s head and delivered multiple knees to his head but Otani would eventually counteract with a German Suplex. Otani went for a palm strike but Jake delivered a knee to the gut and then one more knee to the back of his head after getting him down. Jake delivered a couple more knee shots to Otani as he’s laughing maniacally to the crowd before he went to pick him up to hit his new finisher, the D4C, which is a delayed vertical drop Brainbuster. Jake crossed Otani’s arms while covering him and gets the victory. If this is how Jake Lee is going to be, this may very well be the trigger to make him the next Triple Crown Champion.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter
Champion Carnival 2021 Match
Zeus vs. Yuma Aoyagi
Review: It’s now time for our main event as Purple Haze leader and last year’s winner, Zeus takes on NEXTREAM’s own Yuma Aoyagi. Zeus is currently the only one that remains undefeated in the tournament so far and a win here would help secure himself closer to the winner of the tournament. Yuma only has one win under his belt but a victory here can stop Zeus and remain strong in the game. Does Zeus remain undefeated or will Yuma be his first loss?
It’s good to see that Zeus is still a snacc, Mathew likes. Yuma failed to challenge Zeus in raw power after being tackled down but Yuma could still try to outsmart him as he had Zeuss over the top ropes and Dropkicked him to get him to the outside. 2021 has been a great year for Yuma, winning the tag titles for the first time, delivering solid matches at the beginning of the year, this little resurgance this past year has been a big plus for Yuma since he was falling behind in terms of star power. They fight outside briefly but Zeus would deliver his beautiful chops to hurt his chest and tossed Yuma back into the ring. When you think about it, Zeus is still undefeated from last year’s Carnival as well, so has that undefeated Carnival record carried over from his victory to this upcoming one, so it makes sense for Zeus to look as dominating as possible during this tournament.
Yuma got back into it when hitting a Crossbody onto Zeus but would kick out at one. Yuma tossed Zeus into the ropes but Zeus would hit a Flying Clothesline instead as the two are down but Zeus is getting up first, lifting him up for a Bearhug and tossed him over. Zeus calls for the Chokeslam but Yuma fights him off, delivering an below to the face and as he ran the ropes, he ducked under Zeus to hit a German Suplex. Yuma climbed to the top rope but Zeus chops him before coming up to hit a Superplex as the two men go down. Zeus hits the Chokeslam this time and climbs to the top rope to hit a Frog Splash but Yuma kicked out at two! Zeus quickly went for the Facelock and looks like he could tap but Yuma had his foot on the rope. Zeus called for the Jackhammer but Yuma reversed it into a German Suplex but Zeus quickly got up to attempt a Lariat, however, Yuma ducked again to hit another German. Yuma has the End Game locked in but Zeus was close enough to grab the rope, and break the hold. Zeus went for a Lariat but Yuma ducked as they ran the ropes, making Zeus hit the Lariat this time as Yuma was turned inside out. Zeus went for one more Lariat as Yuma reversed it into a Crucifix Pin and gets the surprising victory over Zeus! Big win for Yuma and Zeus is no longer undefeated.
Rating: Eric Bischoff and a half.
Overall: While none of the matches were mind blowing, everything was still solid. Nothing crazy or over the top, just solid and basic wrestling for this night. Hopefully tomorrow will deliver something different. We had two people in the top spot and two people who are one loss away from being eliminated.
Favorite Match: Zeus vs. Yuma Aoyagi
Least Favorite Match: Suwama vs. Koji Doi
Champion Carnival Standings:
- Zeus: (3-1) (6 Points)
- Jake Lee: (3-1) (6 Points)
- Shuji Ishikawa: (2-1) (4 Points)
- Kohei Sato: (2-1) (4 Points)
- Yuma Aoyagi: (2-2) (4 Points)
- Suwama: (2-2) (4 Points)
- Kento Miyahara: (1-2) (2 Points)
- Shinjiro Otani: (1-2) (2 Points)
- Koji Doi: (1-3) (2 Points)
- Shotaro Ashino: (1-3) (2 Points)
Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (4/16/21)
Will Retro take down The Premier?
Tony Nese defends that 205 Live is still HIS show!
The Premier Athlete says he IS Mr. 205 Live, but that could all change! Will August Grey lead the way for the purple ‘n’ orange?
- Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Jake Atlas; Atlas wins.
- August Grey VS Tony Nese; Grey wins.
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Ashante “Thee” Adonis VS Jake Atlas!
The Braggadocios learned savvy from THE Brian Kendrick, but in a roundabout way, the Muscle of El Monte learned aggression from The Psycho Killer! Who puts the lessons learned into practice now that WWE is past WrestleMania?
The bell rings and Atlas circles with Adonis. Fans rally as they approach, and Adonis gives a testing kick to the arm. Atlas shakes that off but Adonis kicks him again. Atlas eggs Adonis on, then swats the kick to wrench the arm! Atlas YANKS the arm, wrenches to an elbow breaker then clamps down on it. Adonis gets up but Atlas brings him back down. Adonis reverses the armlock but Atlas reverses it back. Adonis rolls Atlas but Atlas shifts right back to the armlock. Fans rally, Adonis fights up but Atlas shoves him away to then arm-drag on the rebound! Atlas grinds the arm, Adonis fights up, but Atlas whips Adonis to arm-drag again!
Atlas goes after the arm and wrangles Adonis back down. Adonis fights up but Atlas whips, only for Adonis to fake the arm-drag out! Adonis KNEES Atlas in the side, but Atlas shoves him! Adonis shoves back, they lock up and go around! They end up on ropes, the ref has them break. Adonis swings, Atlas ducks it but Adonis returns the favor. Adonis back suplexes, Atlas lands on his feet, slides under and runs, but into a LARIAT! Adonis seethes as he stalks Atlas to a corner, and then RAMS his shoulder in! Adonis throws EuroUppers, follows Atlas and throws more EuroUppers! Atlas CHOPS back! And CHOPS again!
Atlas CLUBS Adonis, CHOPS him in a corner, but Adonis kicks back! Adonis ROCKS Atlas in the corner, CHOPS him, and then whips him corner to corner. Atlas reverses but Adonis reverses back, only to miss in the corner! Atlas WRINGS the arm out, then goes up top! Atlas aims, but Adonis trips up the cartwheel! Atlas is stuck on the top rope, AIRDROP sends Atlas to the floor! Adonis goes out to fetch Atlas, and RAM him into boards! Adonis SLAMS Atlas’ arm into the steel steps! Adonis gets Atlas up an din the ring at 7 of 10, then covers, TWO! Atlas toughs it out and fans rally up as he crawls for ropes. Adonis gets the arm first, wrenches it, and uppercuts the triceps!
Adonis WRINGS Atlas’ arm in return, then covers, TWO! Atlas grits his teeth but Adonis is after the arm! Adonis wants a Fujiwara but Atlas turns it to a cover, TWO! Adonis still has the arm, shifts around and goes for the Fujiwara again! Atlas endures as Adonis bends the arm back, and he powers up to get around. Atlas throws body shots, Adonis CLUBS the arm, repeat! Adonis bumps Atlas off buckles, but Atlas elbows back! Atlas boots the clothesline away then back kicks, ax kicks and BOOTS Adonis! Adonis resists the waistlock and elbows free! Atlas EuroUppers Adonis, then rallies with clotheslines! Atlas spins Adonis to WHEEL KICK! Adonis staggers into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!!
Atlas couldn’t hold Adonis down because of the bad arm! Atlas tastes his own blood in his mouth but that only fires him up! Fans rally as Atlas climbs a corner, but Adonis intercepts with a forearm! Adonis goes up, he and Atlas brawl up top but Atlas ROCKS Adonis! Adonis comes back to ROCKET LAUNCH Atlas down! Atlas slowly rises, Adonis climbs up and leaps, BIG CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Atlas survives and Adonis is growing frustrated. Adonis kicks Atlas to the apron. Adonis stands Atlas up, rolls him through the ropes, TWO! Adonis back drops but Atlas sunset flips, TWO! KNEE TRIGGER! And a ROLLING ELBOW!
Atlas GOURD BUSTERS Adonis to the drop zone, then goes up top. Atlas hits the CARTWHEEL DDT!! Cover, Atlas wins!
Winner: Jake Atlas, by pinfall
It seems Old Man Ciampa’s lessons paid off! Will Atlas lift himself up towards a title opportunity now that Santos Escobar isn’t the champion?
August Grey VS Tony Nese!
#RetroAG finally got payback on Daivari Dinero, then was weirdly congratulated by him after defeating Adonis a few weeks ago. Will Daivari congratulate Grey again when he defeats Daivari’s fellow 205 Live OG? Or will the Premier Athlete prevent the new wave from taking over his brand?
Well Daivari is showing which side he’s on by accompanying Nese to the ring! Though he does get left hanging on that fist bump. Daivari joins commentary as the bell rings and Grey circles with Nese. They tie up, Nese waistlocks and slams Grey down! Nese then flexes on Grey, but fans are on Grey’s side as he and Nese circle again. Grey and Nese tie up, Grey waistlocks, but Nese hooks a leg to get the drop toehold. Nese floats to a facelock but Grey slips out to a hammerlock. Grey reels Nese in, Nese resists but Grey wrenches a wristlock to then headlock. Nese tries but can’t power out as Grey grinds him down. Nese tries again but Grey still holds on tight!
Nese fights up, powers out, and things speed up. Nese hurdles, Grey headlocks to the takeover! Fans cheer as Nese endures another grind. Nese fights up, powers Grey to a corner, and the ref counts. Nese is set free but he whips Grey corner to corner. Grey goes up and over and hits another headlock takeover! Nese pushes with forearms but Grey grinds the headlock. Nese fights up, fans rally and Nese powers out. Grey goes up and over again but Nese goes up and over, too! Nese does jumping jacks just to show off. Grey runs, into an arm-drag, but he gets the headlock! Nese rolls Grey off but Grey does the jumping jacks in return!
Grey side-steps Nese, blocks the hip toss and dodges the clothesline to headlock again. Nese counters as he back suplexes Grey down! Nese kicks and stomps Grey around, covers, TWO! Nese grows annoyed as he gets Grey up and kicks him in the stomach! Fans rally for Grey but Nese hauls Grey up in a pump handle! Grey slips free, drop toeholds Nese onto ropes, then dials it up for a SLIDING STRADDLE! Grey ROCKS Nese with an uppercut, then climbs up, SHORYUKEN from Nese! Grey is stuck on the ropes, Nese runs in to TOP SHELF KICK, to the fireman’s carry and GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Nese stomps Grey down and then looms over him.
Nese soaks up heat from the fans as he kicks Grey in the side. Nese whips Grey hard into the corner and Grey bounces off buckles! Nese flexes on Grey again and Daivari cheers the peak. Nese kicks Grey to a corner, Grey hits back with body shots! Grey throws haymakers but Nese hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Nese goes to a corner and unties a buckle pad? The ref stops him before he can finish, and Grey trips Nese up! Grey gives Nese a taste of his own medicine, catapult into that buckle! Roll up and cover, TWO! Grey CHOPS Nese, whips but Nese reverses to then slide and pump handle, for the scoop and DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!
Grey survives but Daivari says Nese’s got this. Grey gets to a corner, Nese storms over to give him kicks in the ribs! Grey throws body shots and forearms and a CHOP! Nese runs into a back elbow, Grey boots but that’s blocked. Nese throws the foot down but Grey ROCKS him! Grey runs to RANA, then CLOBBER Nese! Grey goes for a gut wrench, Nese back drops but Grey sunset flips! Nese rolls through to back KICK Grey down! Cover, TWO!! Grey survives but Nese puts on the squeeze! Grey endures, pries the feet apart but Nese shifts to a headlock. Nese knees Grey, then talks trash. Nese pushes Grey around but fans taunt Nese, “You Still Suck!” Grey CHOPS Nese, then JABS! CHOP! JAB!
Nese puts Grey in a corner but Grey dodges to CHOP and stomp away! Grey fires off hands, the ref counts and Grey stops at 4. Grey whips, Nese reverses but Grey comes back to LARIAT! Grey spins Nese to hit a jawbreaker, to NECKBREAKER! Grey handsprings and fans fire up with him! Daivari doesn’t like the showboating, but Nese throws Grey to the apron. Grey ROCKS Nese in return, then goes up top! Tightrope CROSSBODY! Grey rains down rights and then ROCKS Nese again! Grey hits the EXTRA LARGE BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Daivari says it takes more than that to stop the Premier Athlete, the 205 Live OG! Grey gets up, brings Nese up but Nese throat chops!
Grey gasps, Nese talks trash, and then Nese runs with Grey, but Grey blocks the hotshot! Grey shoulders but into a kick! Nese slingshots, into a HOTSHOT CUTTER! Grey gets Nese in, for another Extra Large, but Nese lands on his feet! Nese gets a cover, TWO! Nese mule kicks, front kicks, knee lifts and enziguris! Nese whips, uses that to slide, but Grey rolls through to SUPERKICK! Nese tumbles out, Grey DIVES! Direct hit and Nese is sent flying over the announce desk! Fans fire up and Daivari has to get out of his seat because of that. Grey gets back to the ring, the ring count is 5 of 10! It keeps going, 7 of 10 but Nese is still down. Will Grey learn from last time?
NOPE! Grey goes out at 9 because he wants to win this in the ring! Daivari brings up how that messed him up with Mansoor, but Grey tells him to shut up. Nese rolls Grey up, but Grey turns it around! Grey wins!!
Winner: August Grey, by pinfall
What was that about messing up? Grey won “the right way,” but Daivari says it was just dumb luck! Will AG keep getting the better of the OG on 205 Live?
A very fun, very good 205 Live to get back to new content after WrestleMania. Atlas VS Adonis was a very good match, started to feel like the early days of 205 Live that we just relived last week. Atlas and Adonis being names from Greek myth, I kinda want them to try being a team at some point. Though at the same time, that feels like something early 2000’s WWE would do and maybe it’s best if they don’t? Who knows, maybe give it a try, see if something comes of it.
Grey VS Nese was also really good, and the story that’s building with Grey and these OG is pretty good. Daivari on commentary was explaining how Grey winning against Adonis with the feet on ropes was a twinkling of him being compatible with Daivari & Nese, who are solidly Heel. But Grey resisting that and doing things the solidly Face way is a good story in itself, so I hope this is how Grey builds himself up to at least try for the Cruiserweight Championship. Grey’s got a lot of innovative moves, as well, so I’d definitely be okay with seeing him try those with Kushida, maybe even Swerve and Ruff.
My Score: 8.2/10
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