Raw heads for Super Showdown!
Just days before WWE returns to Saudi Arabia, The Beast is here! What will BRRROCK, LESNARRR have to say on the Raw before Super Showdown?
- Humberto Carrillo VS Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega; Garza wins.
- Ricochet VS ???; Ricochet wins.
- Aleister Black VS Erick Rowan; Aleister wins.
- R-Truth VS Bobby Lashley w/ Lana; Lashley wins.
- Buddy Murphy VS Angelo Dawkins; Dawkins wins, by disqualification.
- Seth Rollins VS Montez Ford; Rollins wins.
- Randy Orton VS Kevin Owens; Orton wins.
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Raw still doesn’t understand: Why, RKO, Why?
Why did he do the things he did? To Edge, who he said was like a brother to him. And to Matt Hardy, who stood up for Edge. “From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.” But does Orton even believe what he says anymore?
Raw opens with Randy Orton, again!
The Viper takes his time going to the ring, just as he has every week since his sickening attack on the Rated R Superstar. Orton grabs a mic and says, “I need to apologize.” Orton isn’t sentimental to say the least, but even he knows his emotions have become “unbalanced.” Fans boo as Orton says that when he arrived this morning, he was told it had been 15 years since Raw came to Winnipeg. That was when Orton was 24 years old. He was WWE Intercontinental Champion, and got punched in the face by “a certain man. A man who would eventually save me from myself, a man who would save me from my self-destructive tendencies, a man who I would eventually look up to.” That would be Adam “Edge” Copeland.
Fans chant, “We Want Edge!” but Orton says that Edge can’t be here because of what Orton did to him. And what Orton did, he can’t expect us to understand. Orton knows that we could never understand! But what Orton did, he is very sorry for, truly and from the bottom of his heart. Here comes Kevin Owens! Another Canadian hero is here to confront Orton and grabs a mic for himself. “Y’know, Randy… For the past few months, I’ve been dealing with a lot of delusional people.” The Authors of Pain, Buddy Murphy, and “The Monday Night Moron,” Seth Rollins. But that is put aside for now because of Kevin’s issues with Orton. Dealing with delusional people has become a specialty of Kevin’s. Kevin heard that “apology” regarding Edge. But here’s the thing: no one believes him. So Orton should drop the act and just tell us why!
Matt Hardy tried to do the same and was viciously beat down, twice. So now KO will ask Orton why. “You don’t want to go down that road.” No, Kevin does, actually. Because the thing about Edge is that Kevin has been a life-long WWE fan. Kevin was a wrestler in the indies, but he sat and watched a role model retire. That sucked for Edge and it sucked for those who wanted to share the ring with him. Edge’s return at the Royal Rumble made everyone in the back a fan again, because Edge got what he loved back! Everyone had their dreams back! Until Orton took it away. Kevin asks one last time: “Why did you do it?” Orton quotes Edge’s theme, “You think you know me?” Edge thought he knew Orton, too.
Clever, Orton. But also true. No one really knows Orton, but Kevin knows that fans are sick of all the talking. Instead, let’s fight! Orton says Kevin wants a match, here in Winnipeg, tonight? Kevin’s on! Just not now. Orton drops the mic and leaves the ring. The Viper slithers away to prepare, having given no answers. But will he answer for what he’s done all the same?
Backstage interview with Angel Garza and Zelina Vega.
El Latino and La Muneca are the hottest couple of people on Raw, and this is a business relationship. Then what do they have in store for Humberto Carrillo? The only thing Humberrrrto is, is basura. Trash. Familia is muy importante, aka super important. But sometimes there are members of the family you don’t really like. As a man’s man and a ladies’ man, Garza must kick Carrillo to the curb so that he can take the top spot on Raw. Charly thanks them for the interview and Angel says that while there is business and pleasure, doing business with Charly Caruso is always a pleasure. But will he still be having fun after confronting his cousin 1v1?
Humberto Carrillo VS Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega!
Raw returns as Ultimo Ninja makes his entrance. The bell rings and Garza wants Carrillo to wait. They circle and tie up, and Garza headlocks to a takeover. Garza moves to a mount and has the legs. Garza CHOPS but Carrillo CHOPS, then SLAPS! Carrillo rolls and the two bridge up for a very unique bridge. They SLAP FIGHT while upside-down! Garza brings it around to cover, TWO! Carrillo has Garza’s arm for a grounded hammerlock. Vega coaches Garza as he endures. Garza fights up but Carrillo hits a headlock takeover. Garza gets a ropebreak with his feet and Carrillo lets him go. Fans boo as Garza bails out and regroups with Vega.
Garza returns and Carrillo rushes him at the corner! Carrillo has a headlock but Garza has the ropes. The ref counts, Garza pulls hair and powers out. Carrillo runs Garza over and things speed up. Garza jumps over but so does Carrillo! Carrillo rolls off Garza’s back, Garza springboard arm-drags but Carrillo handsprings through! Fans love the lucha libre while Garza is shocked. Things speed up again, Carrillo dropkicks Garza out! Carrillo builds speed to DIVE! Garza hits barriers and fans are all fired up! Vega is freaking out as Raw goes picture in picture.
Carrillo is up and he rocks Garza at the barriers. And CHOPS! Carrillo stalks Garza around the way, and throws him into more barriers! Carrillo hops up to soak up the praise, then drops ax handles on Garza! He puts Garza in, cover, TWO! Carrillo keeps his cool as he drags Garza up and whips. Garza reverses but Carrillo springboards and crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Carrillo keeps his cool as he drags Garza up and whips. Garza reverses again, Carrillo handsprings, but Garza dropkicks him down! Both cousins slowly stir and get to their feet. Garza throws a forearm but Carrillo returns it! Garza hits again but Carrillo follows, only for Garza to rock Carrillo with an uppercut! He puts Carrillo in the corner, but Carrillo tumbles out to the apron to ROUNDHOUSE back!
Carrillo climbs while Garza staggers, missile dropkick! Winnipeg fires up as Carrillo somersault moonsualts! Cover, TWO! Vega worries as Carrillo rains down right forearms over and over. Carrillo drags Garza to a drop zone and heads up top as Raw returns to single picture. Garza trips Carrillo up! And off come the pants! Garza throws them at Carrillo while he’s in the Tree of Woe, then PENALTY KICKS him out of it! Vega applauds but the fans boo. Garza drags Carrillo up to a dragon sleeper, for a rebound inverted suplex! And SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Garza grows frustrated but he drags Carrillo up. Fans rally as Garza wrenches Carrillo for an armlock. Carrillo throws strikes and handsprings to arm-drag Garza away!
Carrillo counter punches and kicks Garza, to then springboard and FLYING arm-drag! Garza bails out as fans fire up with Carrillo. Carrillo builds speed but Garza ducks the baseball slide. Garza back drops Carrillo but Carrillo handstands on the apron, only to get another SUPERKICK! Garza puts Carrillo in the ring and covers, TWO! Carrillo survives but Garza heads to the apron. Garza drags Carrillo up and clubs him. Carrillo swings and ROUNDHOUSES again! Garza flounders, Carrillo triangle jumps but Gaza gets under. Another SUPERKICK! But Carrillo BOOTS back! Garza kangaroo kicks from the apron but Carrillo BOOTS him again! Both cousins are on the apron and Winnipeg fires up!
Carrillo stands first and drags Garza over. Carrillo stomps Garza and then throws forearms and CHOPS! Garza CHOPS and we have a scrap on the apron! Carrillo KICKS Garza in the side, then grabs the legs. He CATAPULTS Garza at the post! But Garza lands on the middle rope, and hits Carrillo away. Garza MOONSAULTS! Direct hit takes both cousins out and Winnipeg is all fired up as Raw goes to break!
Raw returns again and Garza brings Carrillo up. Garza wrenches and ROCKS Carrillo, but runs into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Vega is relieved and Carrillo can’t believe it! Carrillo drags Garza back to a drop zone and heads back up. Vega gets on the apron and Garza uppercuts! Garza climbs up, brings Carrillo to the top, for a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Carrillo survives! Garza and Vega are furious fans say, “This is Awesome!” Garza throws an uppercut, ducks a kick but Carrillo lands the enziguri! Carrillo flops onto the cover, TWO! Garza ghost pins, TWO! Carrillo covers, TWO! Sunset flip, TWO! Carrillo sits on it, TWO! Carrillo jackknifes, TWO, to a sunset flip, TWO!! Fans are loving this! Wheelbarrow, victory roll, but Garza sits! Garza wins!!
Winner: Angel Garza, by pinfall
Fast and furious isn’t just a movie franchise! That ending was quick and Carrillo is frustrated he can’t overcome his cousin. Will there be another encounter between Carrillo and Garza down the Road to WrestleMania?
Ricochet VS ???
The One and Only prepares for THE biggest match in his WWE career at Super Showdown! Will he be flying high with a win tonight before flying to Saudi Arabia?
Raw returns as Ricochet’s opponent is revealed: It’s the Big LG of the OC, Luke Gallows! The Phenomenal AJ Styles has to save himself for the Tuwaiq Trophy Gauntlet Match at Super Showdown, so the other Good Brother steps up. The bell rings and Gallows kicks Ricochet low and hard! And then clubs him to a corner. Gallows whips Ricochet corner to corner but Ricochet goes up and over. Things speed up as Ricochet ducks and dodges to dropkick Gallows out! Ricochet keeps moving to FLY! Tope conjilo hits hard and fans fire up! Ricochet brings Gallows up and into the ring and then heads to the apron. Ricochet springboards into a BOOT!
Gallows roars while Ricochet is in a daze. Gallows runs to drop big elbows! Paul Heyman watches backstage as Gallows throws hands on Ricochet in the corner. Gallows ROCKS Ricochet with an uppercut, then stalks him along the ropes. Gallows drags Ricochet up, for a sidewinder backbreaker! Ricochet writhes but Gallows covers, TWO! Gallows taunts Ricochet and brings him up by his beard. Gallows headbutts Ricochet back down, then brings him up for another uppercut! Cover, TWO! Gallows clamps onto Ricochet and drives elbows into the shoulders. He wraps on a thrashing chinlock but fans rally behind Ricochet. Ricochet endures and fights his way up, then throws body shots. Jawbreaker!
Gallows kicks low then suplexes ricochet, but Ricochet knees free! Ricochet dropkick-flips and enziguris! Gallows is down and fans fire up again! Ricochet and Gallows crawl as fans rally up. Ricochet boots Gallows away, then again from a corner! He throws forearms then runs, dodges and springboards to crossbody! Standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Gallows gasps for air but Ricochet fires himself up. Ricochet tries to fireman’s carry but Gallows clubs him away, YAKUZA KICK! Gallows drags Ricochet up, but Ricochet slips out of the scoop to SUPERKICK! RECOIL! Ricochet heads to the corner but Gallows is so far away! Ricochet realizes, and uses a SUPER SHOOTING STAR!! Cover, Ricochet wins!
Winner: Ricochet, by pinfall
The King of Flight shows the heights he can reach! Will he reach the pinnacle when he faces The Beast at Super Showdown?
Raw returns as the OC argue backstage.
Gallows lost and Anderson lost, but AJ Styles tells them to stop! The Greatest Tag Team in the World should act like it! A miracle could happen at Super Showdown! Ricochet could beat Brock Lesnar! But if he does, Styles will be there to take the title and add it to the beautiful Tuwaiq Trophy. WrestleMania is around the corner, and the OC needs to be on top of the food chain. But then Aleister Black storms past them and Styles calls him out. Wins a few matches and thinks he owns the place. Aleister needs a reminder of who the OC are. The Official, Original and ONLY Club that Matters. And then they mug Aleister! They stomp Aleister against a door! The OC leave Aleister in a daze, but will he make them pay for that?
The Beast returns to Raw!
Paul Heyman walks out with him as per usual, and Winnipeg cheers as they become Suplex City! Heyman gives his usual introduction as the Advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, BRRROCK! LESNARRR! For years, people have tried to come up with catchphrases of their own, branding themselves as WWE superstars and mainstream celebrities. But the point that no one seems to get is that Lesnar doesn’t need a catchphrase. The catchphrase is the FACT that Lesnar, since 2002, every single time he wants to, he reigns as our champion. Lesnar donning tights, lacing up boots and taking someone to Suplex City is “a rare event.” It doesn’t happen every night, which makes it special.
Thursday, 2/27/2020, when Lesnar “lays waste to the master of the uppercut,” Ricochet, just imagine the beating because Lesnar owes Ricochet one! When Lesnar walks into the ring at Super Showdown, it is the very definition of “special.” But Super Showdown is extra special because the stakes have never been higher. Why? A good question, even from Canadians. Fans of course boo this. But Heyman says, “Thou shalt not boo thy Advocate.” But if Ricochet pulls off the Miracle of Miracles, if Ricochet somehow defeats Lesnar, IF Ricochet somehow becomes WWE World Champion, he goes on to main event WrestleMania against Drew McIntyre. IF that happens, the consequences are groundbreaking, enormous and changes everything! But if Heyman’s aunt had balls, she’d be his uncle! “If” goes out the window when Lesnar takes Ricochet to Suplex City, F5, 1-2-3, LESNAR goes on to WrestleMania!
Heyman says he has only been wrong once in about 8 years. This is no prediction, this is a spoiler! Lesnar will make Drew McIntyre minced meat and then F5 him, and be done with McIntyre once and for all. And we will all realize then, now and forever, the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World will be… BRRROCK! LESNARRR! Lesnar holds up his belt while Heyman drops his mic. But will Ricochet pull off the miracle to drop The Beast and hold up that title? Or will the Road to WrestleMania continue on the same path it’s on now?
Aleister does his best to head to gorilla.
The OC did a number on him, and he only has minutes before his rematch with Erick Rowan! Will he stand a chance against the Big Redwood Behemoth?
Aleister Black VS Erick Rowan!
Rowan gave Aleister quite the fight last time, and now Aleister is going in not a caged animal but a wounded one. Will Rowan rip apart what is left of the Embodiment of the End?
The bell rings and Rowan grins as he dares Aleister to bring the fight. The two approach and Aleister can’t muster much of a kick. Rowan puts Aleister in a corner but Aleister dodges to throw body shots. Rowan shoves Aleister away and runs him over! Fans boo as Rowan drags Aleister up for a BIG scoop slam! Rowan soaks up the heat before he stomps Aleister down. Rowan rams knees in then runs to BOOT Aleister down! Fans boo more but Rowan just soaks it all up. Rowan drags Aleister up, suplexes and shifts, but Aleister slips out to dump Rowan out! Aleister BOOTS Rowan down! Aleister hobbles out but Rowan sweeps the legs! Rowan drags Aleister off the ground to throw into the timekeeper’s area!
The ref checks on Aleister but Aleister refuses to quit! Raw is picture in picture as Aleister crawls back to the ring. Aleister is up at the count of 6 but flops back down! Aleister gets in at 9.5! And Rowan is right on him with elbow drops! Rowan drags Aleister up to then whip and run over with an elbow! Aleister flounders to ropes but Rowan is on him with more stomps. Rowan paces about, a cat toying with its prey. Rowan headbutts Aleister and Aleister staggers to a corner. Again, Rowan brings Aleister up, and now he CLUBS Aleister in the chest! And then bumps him off buckles. Rowan CLUBS Aleister again! Aleister refuses to quit so Rowan drags Aleister up to CHOP! Rowan walks into Aleister’s elbow but then clubs and headbutts him again.
Rowan stomps a mudhole into Aleister then whips him corner to corner for another big elbow! He soaks up the heat from Winnipeg as he stalks Aleister. He drags Aleister up, whips corner to corner, blocks a boot to give a clothesline! Rowan dumps Aleister down to hop up in the corner. Rowan leaps to elbow Aleister down! Cover, TWO! Aleister rolls out of the ring as Raw returns to single picture. Rowan goes over to drag Aleister up on the apron but Aleister punches back. Aleister dodges a shoulder to KICK Rowan back in! And then Aleister BOOTS and BOOTS and BOOTS Rowan! rowan clamps hands on Aleister to shove him away. Rowan rolls Aleister, catches the punch for an URENAGE! Cover, TWO! Aleister still lives and Rowan can’t believe it!
Rowan grins as he looms over Aleister. He drags Aleister up and reels him in to suplex, but Aleister knees out! Roll up, TWO! Rowan runs into an elbow, Aleister throws forearms! Aleister runs to keep throwing hands, then fires off a strike fest! Leg sweep and knee thrust! Aleister manages to kip up and fans fire up as he QUEBRADAS! Aleister can’t cover, he’s reeling to a corner. Rowan blocks the boot but gets a KNEE! And another KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Aleister grits his teeth as he stands back up. Aleister lifts Rowan’s head with a foot, and fans fire up. But Rowan has the foot and shakes his head no. He spins Aleister, clamps on the claw, but Aleister fights out. Aleister swings, but into Rowan’s JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO!! Aleister still lives and Rowan is in even further disbelief!
Rowan drags Aleister up, reels him in to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Rowan can’t understand how Aleister is doing this! Rowan drags Aleister up again to throw him out of the ring. He keeps after Aleister as he RAMS him into the barrier, then throws him into others! Fans boo as Rowan refreshes the count. Rowan builds speed around the way, but Aleister sends him into the steel steps! Rowan’s PET!! The ring count climbs as Aleister hobbles up and Rowan worries about his critter! Aleister gets in the ring but Rowan pursues. Rowan drags Aleister out to headbutt and stomp! Rowan is furious with Aleister for what just happened to the pet’s cage! He drags Aleister up to POST BOMB!!
Fans lose their minds as Aleister writhes in pain! Rowan puts Aleister in then checks on his pet. He sets it back on the steps as the ring count climbs. Rowan apologizes to the pet, gets in the ring at 9, to get BLACK MASS!! But Rowan isn’t down?! BLACK MASS AGAIN!! Cover, Aleister wins!
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall
The beating from the OC wasn’t enough to end the Embodiment of the End, and perhaps Rowan’s concern for his critter cost him the win. In the end, another one was made to #FadetoBlack, but will the OC be next?
Ringside interview with Aleister.
Despite the injuries from the attack, how did Aleister overcome? “Unbridled rage!” And next week, this rage will be AJ Styles’ burden! In case anyone thinks that Aleister is being too “dark and cryptic,” he’ll make it very clear. AJ Styles, you and Aleister Black will FIGHT! Will even the Phenomenal #FadetoBlack?
Raw returns with an exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre.
Charly speaks with the man who will be in the main event of WrestleMania. Paul Heyman expressed confidence in Lesnar’s victory at Super Showdown. Who would McIntyre choose? It doesn’t matter. McIntyre is fighting for the WWE World Championship, a promise given him years ago but never followed through. Could he care to explain? Well it was about 13 years ago that he debuted in the WWE. Then not long after that, McIntyre became Vince McMahon’s “Chosen One.” He was told he’d be the future, the future world champion. How many world titles did he get? Zero. As hard as it is to admit, the person to blame was actually McIntyre. He lost his passion, was in his own head, and inevitably got fired. Perhaps even deservedly.
Did McIntyre ever imagine he’d be back in the WWE? No. After being fired, McIntyre was angry, bitter and had a big chip on his shoulder. It fueled him, and he looked himself in the mirror. The man in the mirror was the one to blame, and he worked his way back to the WWE. McIntyre refuses to let his legacy be 3MB playing air guitar. His return wasn’t to Raw or SmackDown, but to NXT. And that is what he wanted to do. He spoke to HHH, who always looked out for him. McIntyre was in NXT for his benefit, and for those he could mentor. Then he returns to Raw in April of 2018. It was 4 years to the day he was released. To have left as a boy and to return as a man, his inspirational, hard-working story is living proof, it can happen.
And now, two years later, destiny calls his name. McIntyre encountered Brock Lesnar in the match. He can remember clearly thinking his one goal is to eliminate Lesnar and win the Rumble. McIntyre was always told he had potential, but you can’t live on potential alone. You don’t want to be the past or just be the future, you want to be the present. McIntyre’s Claymore told Lesnar that McIntyre isn’t like anyone else. But it doesn’t matter who it is, McIntyre wants to be in that main event to finally fulfill destiny. Will things finally happen for the Scottish Stud?
R-Truth is on Raw!
“Winnipeg! I like Drew McIntyre, but now I would like to welcome all o’ y’all to the Winter Premiere of Truth TV!” Winter? Winter’s almost over! But Truth wants us all to welcome his guest, Monday Night Raw’s “POWER Couple,” Bobby Lashley & Lana! The Rocky Mountain Machine and his Ravishing Russian wife head to the ring. What will the two have to say after the break?
Raw returns as Truth asks Winnipeg, “What’s up?!” Ever since he heard this interview was coming up, Truth was preparing questions. Lana says they don’t care about his “stupid talk show.” Truth and Lashley have a match. Fans cheer for “Rusev Day!” Lana insists that Rusev Day is cancelled! Truth says, “My bad.” The thing is, Lashley is really, really, really big. He’d rather ask questions than fight. Like, has Lashley seen the Sonic the Hedgehog movie? Lana wants the bell to ring! Well she has to get out of the ring first. Lana shouts for the bell to ring as she gets out of the ring, and we get this match started!
R-Truth VS Bobby Lashley w/ Lana!
Truth is upset he didn’t finish the interview, and asks for time to get undressed. Lashley doesn’t give him the time! Fans boo as he stomps Truth into the corner! Lashley drags Truth up to whip him corner to corner. He hits a corner clothesline then a Complete Shot! Fans rally for “Rusev Day! Rusev Day!” as Lashley throws Truth out. Lashley goes out but Truth gets in. Truth counter punches Lashley as he gets in! Truth dodges and runs to use John Cena’s signature shoulder tackles! Lashley swings into the Spin-Out Bomb! “You can’t see me!” Truth hits the FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE! Lashley staggers into a fireman’s carry but slips out. Truth kicks low and runs, into a SPEAR!! Cover, Lashley wins!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall
If that happens in the gauntlet match, then Lashley will eliminate Truth easily and move on to another. Will Lashley be able to outlast the other five men and take the Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy for his own?
Jerry “The King” Lawler presides over the Raw Women’s Chamber Match contract signing!
The Empress of Tomorrow, the Queen of Harts, the Queen of Spades, and all three members of the group once known as The Riott Squad will be in the ring, after the break.
Raw returns as Asuka, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan have taken their seats. Natalya makes her entrance and Canada cheers their hometown Queen of Harts. Fans cheer for Jerry as he officially welcomes us to the signing. This Elimination Chamber match will name a #1 contender to Becky’s Raw Women’s Championship. Jerry would go on, but Asuka snatches the mic from her! Asuka says that’s enough, “We don’t care!” At the Elimination Chamber, six people go in. Okay, then hold on, let Asuka count. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go… That’s FIVE! Where’s the sixth!? Asuka dares Shayna to show herself! Jerry is given his mic back and understands. They should have all the women involved here, but Shayna is either running late or doesn’t care. Either way, this contract will be signed now.
Sarah starts off with a simple signature and no comments. Then to Natty, she signs and fans cheer. Third, Liv Morgan. Liv signs, and personally takes the contract all the way over to Ruby. Ruby laughs at Liv’s intimidation tactics, and signs. Ruby stands up but Jerry wants to keep the peace. There are referees here, as well, so please, everyone just stay calm. Liv goes back to her seat, and that leaves Asuka to sign. Asuka signs her part, and now Shayna shows herself. At least, her music plays… Shayna comes in from the crowd! Just as she did when she attacked The Man, she comes in from the stands and enters the ring from that side. Shayna takes the contract, signs, and it is finished.
Shayna goes down the line, and Natty stands up to her. Jerry gets out of the ring with the contract, and Asuka speaks up. “Oi, Shayna, ore!” She shoves Natty! Asuka talks trash to Shayna in Japanese, and dares Shayna to “Bite me.” The jackets come off but Natty trips up Asuka! Natty throws hands and Liv DIVES onto Ruby! Sarah hurries after them but it is unclear whose side she’s on. Referees hurry to separate Asuka and Natty, and staff hurry to clear the ring of armchairs and tables. Shayna just keeps herself clear of it all, happy to watch the powder keg she lit. Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” as the brawl spills out, but here comes BECKY! Becky holds up her title and knows Shayna wants after it, and Becky wants after Shayna!
The fans fire up for the brawl, but Shayna SPINE BUSTERS Becky down! Shayna grounds ‘n’ pounds, and fans boo as security hurries to pull them apart. They get loose and the brawl starts again! Shayna and Becky only get body shots in before they’re pulled apart. Can the chaos be contained?
Buddy Murphy VS Angelo Dawkins!
Before the Street Profits challenge for the Raw Tag Team Championships at Super Showdown, they will work to divide and conquer the Monday Night Messiah and his top disciple! Will Dawkins get his half of the smoke? Or will Murphy make Rollins proud?
Before the match, the Profits get mics. They helped Kevin Owens last week against Rollins and the disciples. But now they have a tag team championship match at Super Showdown! Seth and Murphy, aka the Monday Night Pariah and Murph the Smurf. Fans chant that one. But this Thursday, it will be all about the Raw tag team golds! That is when the Profits finally become YOUR tag team champions! Fam, calm down. But Profits eat, sleep and breathe four very important words: “We Want The Smoke!” Seth Rollins makes his entrance, and this match begins.
Murphy throws his shirt at Dawkins and hits a KNEE! Murph stomps and whips Dawkins but Dawkins reverses. Fans taunt with “Murph the Smurf!” chants while Murphy reverses back. Murphy fires off a strike fest but Dawkins avoids the knee. Dawkins ROCKS Murphy with a right! Murphy wobbles, Dawkins dodges him in the corner, then Dawkins rallies with clotheslines! BIG back elbow rocks Murphy, and then Dawkins his the cyclone splash! Dawkins keeps moving, but Murphy sends him right out. Murphy wrecks Dawkins with the dropkick, then builds speed, to run into the SPINE BUSTER! Cover, but Rollins attacks!
Winner: Angelo Dawkins, by disqualification
Rollins throws this match just so he can do damage to Dawkins! Ford says Dawkins hit Murphy so hard they had to remove his first name. But if Rollins is so scared, how about Ford do the same thing to him? Rollins hears those fighting words and is ready to go! Will he #BurnItDown? Or will Ford get that smoke?
Seth Rollins VS Montez Ford!
The bell rings, Ford dodges Rollins and fires off JABS! And a dropkick! Ford builds speed to FLY out onto Rollins and Murphy! Messiah and disciple are down as fans fire up with Ford! Raw goes picture in picture as Ford puts Rollins back in. Rollins rolls back out and wants a time-out. Ford watches Rollins closely as Rollins returns. The two circle, tie up, and Rollins kicks low. Rollins wrenches, yanks and yanks and yanks on the arm. He has a standing armlock on Ford but Ford endures. Ford gets up but Rollins wrenches again. Ford rolls, rolls, waves hi then handsprings to wrench. Rollins swigs, Ford ducks and dropkicks! Ford arm-drags Rollins around and has him in an armlock now!
Rollins endures as Ford cranks on the arm. Rollins fights his way up but Ford keeps him from ropes. They go around and around and Ford brings Rollins back to the mat. Murphy coaches Rollins and Rollins fights his way up. Rollins puts Ford in a corner but waits until the ref’s count of 4 to sucker punch! Rollins CHOPS Ford then whips him corner to corner. Ford goes up and over and handsprings to show off. Fans lik the swagger as Ford arm-drags and dropkicks Rollins down! And then dropkicks him out! Rollins regroups with Murphy as fans fire up. Ford heads out after Rollins but Murphy stands in his way. Dawkins comes over and shoves Murphy!
Raw returns to single picture as the ref EJECTS Dawkins!? Fans boo and Rollins sucker punches Ford! Rollins hugs it out with Murphy but then the ref EJECTS Murphy! Now Rollins is upset and argues, but Ford rolls him up! TWO, and Ford runs at Rollins. Rollins puts Ford on the apron but Ford ROCKS him back with a right! Ford springboards for a BIG crossbody! Cover, TWO! Ford clotheslines Rollins out of the ring! Rollins staggers up but Ford goes out. Ford dropkicks Rollins again! The ring count climbs as Ford brings Rollins up and into the ring. Ford climbs the corner as Rollins stands, but Rollins dropkicks Ford back! Ford holds on but Rollins hip tosses him into the ring. Rollins rains down angry right hands on Ford, then grinds his forearms into Ford’s face. The ref backs Rollins off as fans boo.
Rollins seethes as he drags Ford up for a high and hard back suplex. Cover, TWO! Rollins drags Ford back up for another but Ford slips out. Ford dumps Rollins out high and hard to the floor! Rollins staggers as the ring count climbs. Rollins gets in, Ford catches him in a cradle, TWO! Ford gets a backslide, TWO! Now a school boy, TWO! Rollins whips, Ford reverses but Rollins lifts Ford for a BUCKLE BOMB! Cover, TWO! Ford still lives and Rollins can’t believe it. Rollins drags Ford up, whips him out of the ring, then goes out to bring him up. Rollins lifts Ford, to BARRIER BOMB!! Ford is down and Rollins is deadly serious as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns as Rollins slaps Ford around. Fans boo Rollins as he watches Ford flounder up. Rollins drags Ford up but Ford enziguris! Down goes Ford! Both men are crawling to opposite ends as fans rally up. Rollins heads for Ford and brings him up again, but Ford throws big haymakers! Ford powers up and POLISH HAMMERS! But Rollins kicks low to powerbomb lift again, only for Ford to headscissor and send Rollins into buckles! Ford rallies with lariats! Ford whips, Rollins reverses but Ford hurdles and body checks! Fans fire up as Ford manages a kip up to a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Ford keeps moving, heading to a corner. He climbs up but Rollins stands to club him down! Rollins drags Ford the rest of the way but Ford resists the superplex.
Ford clubs Rollins and ROUNDHOUSES! Rollins staggers back, Ford gets in, but Rollins kicks low! Underhooks, but Ford slips out to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Fans boo that Rollins still lives but Ford has wild eyes. Ford drags himself to a corner and up to the top rope. Rollins stops him with a haymaker! Rollins climbs, brings Ford in, but Ford again resists the superplex. Ford throws body shots then shoves Rollins down. Ford adjusts but Rollins is right up again! Rollins pulls but has to hop down. Rollins gets under Ford and back drops him for Ford to SUNSET BOMB Rollins!! Ford hurries back up, WORLD STAR FLOP!! CURB STOMP!! Rollins crawls to the cover, Rollins wins!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall
The Street Profits put up a good fight, but the Monday Night Messiah finds a way to win! But if Ford gave Rollins this much of a challenge alone, how much more will the Profits be up working together?
Randy Orton VS Kevin Owens!
Raw will end as it began. The Viper refuses to explain his actions, so he will simply face the consequences when he fights the Prizefighter! Will KO avoid the RKO to get revenge on behalf of both the Rated R Superstar and V1 Matt Hardy?
The bell rings and Orton circles with Kevin. They tie up, go around, and Orton puts Kevin in a corner. The two push each other but Orton swings. Kevin dodges to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Orton swings again, Kevin ducks and throws haymaker after haymaker! And then stomps a mudhole into Orton! The ref backs Kevin off and Orton slithers out before Kevin can cannonball. Kevin goes out to keep after Orton, and throws him into barriers! Fans cheer as Kevin runs in, CANNONBALL! Kevin shouts, “This is MY show!” and fans cheer. Kevin mocks Orton’s knee pain before putting him in the ring. Orton is in a drop zone, Kevin climbs up top, but then Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy and the AOP return! Kevin dares the “little b*tch” to do something, but then Orton knocks him down!
Raw is picture in picture as Orton goes out to fetch Kevin. Orton sends Kevin into barriers, then gives a nod to Rollins. Orton sends Kevin into steel steps! Kevin writhes in pain as Orton paces about. Orton drags Kevin up into the the ring, and Rollins draws closer. Orton stomps Kevin’s limbs, as is his usual method, and then clamps onto an arm. Kevin endures the mounted armlock while Rollins and his followers stand ringside. Kevin fights his way up and throws body shots and forearms to get free. He whips Orton but Oton kicks back. Orton wrenches and yanks on the arm, then has a wristlock to torture Kevin with. Kevin reaches for ropes but Orton hammerlocks the arm and keeps him away. Kevin continues to endure and fight his way up. Orton brings Kevin around to ram into the post!
The ref checks on Kevin as he clutches his arm. Orton catches his breath as he watches Kevin crawl. Raw returns to single picture as Orton drags Kevin up. Kevin manages to throw hands with the bad arm so Orton yanks the other arm! Orton whips Kevin corner to corner then runs in, to a SUPERKICK! Both Kevin and Orton are down, and reinforcements arrive! The Viking Raiders and the Stret Profits brawl with Rollins, Murphy and the AOP! The Profits dump Murphy over the barriers and follow while Erik, Ivar, Akam and Rezar brawl on the other end! Kevin sees his allies working to keep him safe, and he climbs up top. But Orton trips Kevin up! Orton climbs up to join Kevin but Kevin resists. Kevin throws body shots, and clubs the leg!
Kevin punches Orton so Orton punches back. The two brawl up top, back and forth, and Orton falls to the headbutt! Kevin adjusts, to SWANTON! But Rollins is still lurking! Rollins gets up on the apron, Kevin DECKS him! Kevin says “SUCK IT!” but Orton LARIATS! Orton practically salivates as Kevin is on the apron. Orton drags Kevin up but Kevin hotshots first! But Rollins anchors Kevin’s feet! Kevin kicks Rollins away but Orton kicks Kevin! Orton brings Kevin through the ropes, DRAPING DDT! Cover, is that count fast!? Orton wins!?
Winner: Randy Orton, by pinfall
Why did the referee count that fast?! And he goes to check on Rollins. Does Rollins have a referee joining his flock? Rollins grabs chairs and hands them to Orton! The referee aside, has Rollins now welcomed a viper into the fold? “You know what you want to do, Randy. Let the voices speak to you, Randy.” Rollins is encouraging this!? But Kevin grabs one of the chairs! Kevin and Orton each have one, and Kevin dares Orton do do something! Orton drops his chair, and then the ref takes the other?! What is with this ref?! Rollins stats to understand, he does have an official on his side! But then so does Kevin! Kevin grabs the ref and rips the shirt open! There’s a Monday Night Messiah shirt under there!! He was a follower all along!
Rollins says he has nothing to do with this. And whether or not Rollins does, the ref will now pay for his sins! Kevin takes up a chair and fans chant, “YES! YES!” Kevin throws the chair aside, brings the ref up, and tells him to thank Rollins for this STUNNER!! Rollins is furious over what Kevin did to “a good human being!” Fans want “One More Time!” and Kevin pulls out a TABLE! Winnipeg is thunderous as Kevin sets it up in the ring, and then brings the zebra turned sheep over. Kevin says this is for Rollins. POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! This war for the soul of Raw is far from over! Which side will win when even referees are taking sides?
Compared to SmackDown’s Super Showdown go-home, this was actually really good! I love that WWE is blending stories together when it comes to Edge, Orton, Rollins and Kevin. We got some really good promos out of everyone, especially the jabs at Murphy’s on-air name change. And it was actually really smart for Murphy VS Dawkins to be thrown out, we need to leave something for Super Showdown. Rollins VS Ford was a great match, but naturally Rollins wins as the more accomplished wrestler overall. Great twist for the referee that officiated Orton VS Kevin to be a “follower,” but I suppose if I was paying attention, I would’ve realized he’s not one of the usual refs in the rotation. I like the idea that even non-wrestler WWE employees will take sides in this, a real Marvel Cinematic “Hail Hydra” thing.
The blending of OC, Ricochet and Aleister is pretty good, too. Ricochet gets a good win before he surely loses to Lesnar. Heyman’s promo was good on that, as was McIntyre’s interview. Though, some of that interview was basically what McIntyre shoot talked to on WWE Backstage a few weeks ago. OC beating up Aleister helped add a layer of drama to Aleister VS Rowan, but I don’t think the Winnipeg fans were as receptive to it for the middle portion of the match. I’m starting to suspect this might bring Ricochet and Aleister back together as a tag team just long enough to have a good match or two with the Good Brothers. Aleister VS Styles will be a great match, that’s for sure.
Truth VS Lashley went as expected, but it’s a shame Rusev won’t be going to Super Showdown now. Rey Mysterio is a great substitute, but I’m thinking the likely gauntlet winners are Lashley or Styles. Garza VS Carrillo was an amazing opening match for the night. Obviously, Almas and Mysterio are back with Super Showdown, and next week’s tag team match of Carrillo & Mysterio VS Almas & Garza is going to be INSANE! I’m hoping Vega forms a stable that is basically LWO. At the same time, that could be a great preview of a United States Championship match for Chamber or even Mania.
We got a lot of recapping for the Becky-Shayna situation, even if it was spread out through the night. I’m not sure we really needed all of it, and I’m sure there was a way to trim it down to two segments, not three. The Women’s Chamber contract signing was a great segment, very unique in having that many superstars present, and of course the brawling was great. WWE should try some round robin type match booking for the competitors, not including Shayna. Kayfabe it as protecting the event since Becky only wants after Shayna.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (2/25/21)
Who will be on top of the Tag Division?
Gallus VS Pretty Deadly for the NXT UK Tag Team Championships!
Finally, Mark Coffey & Wolfgang take on Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker with the gold on the line! But only one team can win, so which boys will be on top?
- Loser Becomes Personal Assistant: Xia Brookside VS Nina Samuels; Brookside wins and Samuels must be her personal assistant for one month.
- Tyler Bate VS Bailey Matthews; Bate wins.
- Aoife Valkyrie VS Lana Austin; Valkyrie wins.
- NXT UK Tag Team Championships: Gallus VS Pretty Deadly; wins and
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Loser Becomes Personal Assistant: Xia Brookside VS Nina Samuels!
The stipulation says it all! Whoever loses must be the personal assistant to the winner! Will Xia defy the Leading Lady’s assertion that Brooksides are only good as baggage handlers?
The bell rings and Xia dropkicks Nina right down! Xia fires off clubbing forearms and kicks! Nina scrambles around but Xia is on her with more clubbing forearms! Nina kicks and clubs back, but Xia boots Nina to ropes! Xia CLUBS Nina, brings her around, but Nina trips Xia to rain down rights! Nina pulls hair, the ref reprimands, and Nina lets off. Xia wrenches an arm, kicks it, and then wraps it on ropes! The ref counts, Nina kicks Xia but Xia kicks back. Xia wrenches, snapmares and KICKS Nina again! Nina bails out and wants a break, but Xia goes out to ROCK her with a right! Xia fires off forearms, the ref starts a ring count, and Xia brings Nina up.
Nina RAMS Xia into the apron, throws her into barriers, then clubs away on her again. Xia double chops but Nina BOOTS Xia into the luggage! The ring count is climbing but Nina puts Xia in at 9! Nina stomps Xia, kicks her to ropes, and Xia gets to a corner. Nina digs her boots in, lets off as the ref counts, and Xia sputters. Nina drags Xia up and wrenches Xia’s hand against ropes! Xia kicks back, Nina shoves then whips Xia corner to corner! Xia hits buckles hard, Nina drags her back up and scoops her for a slam! Cover, TWO! Nina drags Xia back by her hair and puts on a body scissors. Xia throws elbows but Nina clubs Xia on the back.
Nina gets Xia for a chinlock and shouts, “What makes you think you deserve to be in the ring with me?!” Xia throws more elbows but Nina shifts into a sleeper hold! Xia still elbows Nina, but Nina leg hooks a half nelson and rolls to a hammerlock. Nina gets the other arm and then points to her current assistant. “See what you’ll have to do!” Nina ties up Xia’s legs in a figure four, pulls hair, but the ref reprimands. Nina pulls Xia into a Bow ‘n’ Arrow, but Xia pops to a cover! TWO, and Xia fires off furious forearms! Xia ROCKS Nina, then hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Nina bails out to the apron, but Xia builds speed to WRECK Nina with a dropkick!
Xia drags Nina up, kicks and SWITCHBLADE KICKS Nina all around ringside! Nina RAMS Xia into barriers, the ring count is past 5 again! Xia goes to rana but Nina SLAMS her into the barrier! Nina gets in at 7, Xia is in at 9! Nina is furious, she stomps Xia over and over! Nina shouts for a bag form her assistant, but he doesn’t want to help her! He doesn’t like being insulted, and doesn’t want her to cheat again. Nina says she’ll get it herself! Nina shouts at her assistant but he still resists. Nina snatches the hand purse, swings on Xia but Xia KICKS the purse away! PRAWN HOLD, XIA WINS!!!
Winner: Xia Brookside, by pinfall (Nina is her personal assistant for one month)
Nina can’t believe it! This was her challenge, and she lost! She goes after her new boss, but the ref keeps her back! Xia is smiling ear to ear, what will she make Nina do as payback?
Trent Seven speaks.
“I’m very pleased at the way that I’ve been able to approach this mentally. It’s not easy putting this amount of pressure on yourself.” There have been times when Seven hasn’t really gotten off the sofa. The world is just a very different place now. More restrictions, less outlets. It’d be great if Seven was by a sunny beach, the Vitamin D would help. But you have to do what you can, and Seven will do the absolute best. Seven runs with his dogs, but tries not to stress himself out. Just eat nice, eat clean, and work hard. This is testing, but snow or rain, Seven just has to do it. “Let’s hope the juice is worth the squeeze.”
Seven has pushed himself out of his comfort zones, and now he feels as great as he looks. The cherry on top will be beating Jordan Devlin. Can the Man from Moustache Mountain climb this mountain and be atop a new division?
NXT UK Media catches up with Ilja Dragunov.
What happened in that match with Tyson T-Bone? Dragunov isn’t sure, he doesn’t want to lose control again, but how can he when someone is heckling him ringside? Speaking of, Sam Gradwell comes by to start something again! Gradwell won’t let Dragunov blame him when Dragunov’s the one “walking around this gaff like a big, overgrown baby, spitting your gummy out all over the ring!” Dragunov’s done it with Jack Starz and Tyson T-Bone, try and do it to Gradwell! Well if that’s a challenge, then Dragunov accepts. But there won’t be security to stand between them. Gradwell says, “In a bit, yogurt!” Will the Moscow Madman keep from going mad against the Thunderstorm and his constant trolling?
Tyler Bate VS Bailey Matthews!
After clearing his head, the Big Strong Boi is back in the ring! Will he start to look like the same young man who won the WWE United Kingdom Championship? Or will the debuting Bailey take advantage of Bate’s journey of refocus?
The bell rings and the two tie right up! Matthews arm-drags Bate, Bate gets up to monkey flip, but Matthews still has the arm! Bate gets up, arm-drags Matthews but Matthews wrenches through to have a wristlock. Bate gets up, spins, pries free with a leg and wrenches back! Bate rams shoulders, wrenches and wrings Matthews out, then ties up with him. They go around, Matthews has the arm, wrenches through and arm-drags to a double wristlock and headscissor! Bate can’t kip free, but he scrapes Matthews’ face with his foot. Bate moves around, endures as Matthews squeezes, and Bate gets free to get a headlock.
Matthews gets the headscissors again, squeezes tighter and pushes up for leverage! Bate endures, moves around, flips over and headstands to turn Matthews over again. Bate gets Matthews’ legs, figure four and a float over to a headlock. Matthews gets up, pries free, hooks a leg, uses his leg to break free, and wrenches Bate to a wristlock again. Matthews wrangles Bate to the mat, has the hammerlock and goes for the other arm to get a cording hold! Bate endures the combination, Matthews gets a cover, TWO! Bate gets up, Matthews has a cravat and cranks on the neck. Bate throws body shots, but Matthews hits an inverted snapmare!
Bate gets up, powers out, Matthews goes up in the corner to come back and run Bate over! Things speed up, Bate hurdles, but his hip toss is turned into a backslide, with bridge! TWO but barely! Matthews has a facelock, Bate slips out to EuroUpper! Bate throws more, Matthews gives them back! Matthews hits a gut wrench suplex! Float to the cover, TWO! Matthews drags Bate up, Bate throws EuroUppers to ROCK Matthews! Bate hits again, Matthews gives the EuroUppers back! Matthews being taller, he has more reach and he DECKS Bate! Bate BOOTS from below! Bate gets Matthews for an EXPLODER! Bate kips up, and hits a STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!
Matthews is still in this and the BT Sports Studio is loving this! Bate fireman’s carries Matthews for the AIRPLANE SPIN! Matthews slips out and O’Conner rolls, TWO!! Bate narrowly escapes, he body scissors Matthews to a cover, TWO! Matthews eggs Bate on, then deflects the clothesline to ROCK Bate with a EuroUpper! Bate rebounds for the ROLLING KICK!! Matthews got hit hard, but Bate isn’t done with him! Double underhooks, TYLER DRIVER 98!! Cover, Bate wins!
Winner: Tyler Bate, by pinfall
The Big Strong Boy got a challenge out of this new young star! Does it mean Bate has more he must do to feel like himself again? Or is the next generation just catching up to him already?
NXT UK has another new signee!
From Germany, here is a story about a “lucky kid.” His story begins in one of the poorest and toughest districts of Berlin, where his family was just trying to survive. As the oldest, he was to take care of the family. To survive, you either need money or friends. “This kid had none of them.” Even the kid’s family started to lose hope. But the kid knew that one day, everyone would honor, respect and fear him. This story, to be continued. But whose story is this?
Aoife Valkyrie VS Lana Austin!
She has been waiting in the wings and is starting to feel like a bird in a cage. But will the Valkyrie spread her wings and fly towards the title soon enough?
The bell rings, Aoife and Austin tie up. They go around, Aoife throws Austin down but Austin keeps hold. They get back up, Aoife arm-drags Austin away but Austin gets mad. Austin shoves Aoife, Aoife headlocks, but Austin powers out. Aoife runs Austin over, then runs to catch Austin with a body scissor roll! TWO, and Aoife wrenches Austin’s arm. Austin spins, wrenches and wristlocks Aoife, but Aoife spins through and bridges back to then handspring and WRING Austin into the mat! Aoife runs, slides under Austin then headbutts low! Snapmare and armlock to a modified La Magistrol, TWO! Austin staggers up into KICKS from Aoife!
Austin gets angry, blocks a kick and talks smack as she throws Aoife down! HARD basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Aoife sputters, but Austin rains down fists on her! Austin drags Aoife up, bumps her hard off buckles, then drags Aoife back up. Austin goes to bump again but Aoife blocks to fire off CHOPS! Aoife CLUBS Austin, CLUBS her more, but Austin shoves her. Aoife comes back with a FLIPPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Austin survives but Aoife runs. Austin wants mercy, Aoife hesitates, Austin small packages! TWO, and Aoife questions her own actions. Aoife runs into a roll-up, TWO!! Aoife gets mad, but Austin blocks her takedown to a backslide, TWO!!
Aoife loses her cool and ENZIGURIS Austin hard! Aoife drags Austin up, RAMS her into buckles and stomps away! Aoife hammers away, throws more stomps, then HEEL KICKS Austin off her feet! Aoife climbs the corner, takes aim and leaps for the PERIPETEIA!! Cover, Aoife wins!
Winner: Aoife Valkyrie, by pinfall
The Turn of Fortune goes in Aoife’s favor! But will she have a golden moment in her future?
With Tyler Bate wanting more competition, Johnny Saint and Sid Scala are giving him a match with a Proper British Heavyweight! In two weeks, it will be Tyler Bate VS Dave Mastiff! Will the Big Strong Boi be able to beat the Bomber?
Plus, for that same episode in two weeks, it will be a Mixed Tag grudge match! Piper Niven teams up with Jack Starz so that she can get payback on Jinny and her new righthand man, Joseph Conners! Will Piper the Viper make the Spoiled Princess finally pay for getting in her way?
NXT UK Media catches up with Xia Brookside.
How is she feeling after her win tonight? she feels great, but who knows about “this one.” Nina frowns as she comes out, pulling Brookside’s bags along for her. Xia tells her she has nothing to gripe about, this was her challenge. Nina struggles walking with all the luggage and in her heels. She does her best to keep it together, but will she break down before the next four weeks are up?
NXT UK Media interviews Amir Jordan & Kenny Williams.
These two will be watching the main event closely, of course! Pretty Deadly, Gallus, these two have been in the ring with both teams so they know how good both are! And Amir is confident that since Kenny is almost 100%, they’ll- Kenny stomps Amir right there. Kenny isn’t almost 100%. He IS 100%! Next week, they’ll reunite in the ring to take on Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith! So as great as Amir’s singles run was, short as it was, that’s on the shelf and it’s back to the tag team title chase! Amir is pumped up! He’s ready to talk tactics, combos, all that! Amir does need Kenny’s number again, it apparently changed. Will the Bhangra Badboy and Lucky Yin get back on track and head for the top?
BREAKING: Next week is a Big Strong Supernova Sessions!
Before taking on Dave Mastiff in two weeks, Tyler Bate will stop by Noam Dar’s hit new talk show! What will Mr. Supernova 11 have to ask the former WWE United Kingdom Champion?
NXT UK Tag Team Championships: Gallus VS Pretty Deadly!
Markus and Wolfie have held onto these belts for a long time, and admittedly from circumstances out of their control. But after a long road, Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker have found their way to challenging that status quo! Will it be Gallus Boys or #YESBOY on top after tonight?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the make-or-break on a near 500 day reign begins!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/24/21)
We will learn #WhyColeWhy!
Will Santos Escobar be stripped of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship?
NXT Cruiserweight, Santos Escobar, must face his doom! Karrion Kross and Escobar battle in a NO DISQUALIFICATION match! That is, if Escobar shows up!
- Dexter Lumis VS Johnny Gargano w/ The Way; Lumis wins.
- Tyler Rust w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Leon Ruff; No Contest.
- Io Shirai VS Zoey Stark; Shirai wins.
- Xia Li w/ Tian Sha VS Kacy Catanzaro w/ Kayden Carter; Xia wins, by referee stoppage.
- Grizzled Young Veterans VS Killian Dain & Drake Maverick; Grizzled Young Veterans win.
- No Disqualification: Santos Escobar w/ El Legado del Fantasma VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux; Kross wins.
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Dexter Lumis VS Johnny Gargano w/ The Way!
The Tortured Artist snatched Austin Theory away just as Johnny Freakin’ TakeOver was about to take on Kushida on Vengeance Day! But then surprisingly, Lumis gave Theory back without much of a fight. Will Johnny Gargano make sure Lumis doesn’t get away with that unpunished?
Speaking of, The Way pumps up back stage with “That’s The Way we uh-huh, uh-huh, we like it!” Theory says that should be a song! Um… Is Theory okay? Yes, of course! Well alright, but he doesn’t have to push himself if he doesn’t want to. Theory says he’s fine, Indi keeps her eyes on Theory as they all make their way out to the ring. And they make sure Theory stays away from Lumis. The no-look high-five doesn’t really work out this time, but that’s something minor. Will the North American Champion come away with a win over Lumis tonight?
The fans taunt Gargano with “Johnny Sucks!” as the bell rings. Lumis stares Gargano down but Gargano is unsettled by the fans cheering Lumis on. Gargano tries the “what’s that?!” trick but Lumis doesn’t even look away as Gargano rushes in! Lumis shows fist, Gargano falls over and scrambles away! Lumis slithers after him and that creeps Gargano out more! Gargano bails of the ring, Lumis slides to the apron but Gargano hammers away on him! Gargano gets back in, slingshots but into an UPPERCUT! Lumis stares at Theory, Theory gets antsy, Lumis builds speed but Gargano slingshots in! Lumis slides under and Gargano’s spear FLOPS! Lumis then goes under the ring?!
Gargano looks for Lumis and The Way look for him, too. Theory says he’s found Lumis! He’s behind Gargano! What?! Gargano turns around into Lumis’ UPPERCUT! And another! Lumis ROCKS Gargano with haymakers, then throws body shots in the corner! Lumis whips Gargano corner to corner, runs in but Gargano boots him away! Gargano runs, but into the THESZ PRESS! Lumis rains down fists, runs and drops an ax handle! Cover, ONE! Fans rally and duel, Lumis reels Gargano in but he stares at Theory. Lumis suplexes and holds Gargano up for a count of 10, even as Gargano kicks and flails! Gargano can’t escape, Lumis SLAMS him down!
Gargano rolls away and regroups with The Way, but Lumis keeps his eyes locked on Gargano. Lumis goes out after Gargano but Gargano RAMS him into the apron! Gargano throws Lumis down on the ramp, then rains down left hands! The ref starts the ring count, Gargano refreshes it, and Gargano “apologizes” to the ref. Gargano lines up a shot, but Lumis ducks the Penalty Kick to kip up and TOSS Gargano into the apron! Fans fire up, Lumis drags Gargano up and ROCKS him with another uppercut! Lumis whips Gargano into the ring, but The Way lurks close! Theory says he was just trying to call Indi over, and Indi rushes up on Lumis, only for Lumis to stare her down!
Indi has a nervous smile as she backs away into a post, and nervously says, “Call me.” LeRae steps up, leaps, but the rana is blocked! Lumis pops Candice to the apron, but Gargano baseball slides under her to hit Lumis! Gargano builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Lumis goes down as NXT goes picture in picture!
Gargano takes his time checking his chin while Lumis is down. The ref wants this to get back in the ring, Gargano checks with Theory but Theory says it worked out, didn’t it? Gargano bumps Lumis off the apron, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! Gargano puts Lumis back in, aims but Lumis ROCKS him with a haymaker! Gargano still SLINGSHOT SPEARS in! Gargano fires off fists, storms around the ring, then brings Lumis up for haymakers. Candice snaps at Indi to get her to pay attention. Does the Way have to worry about both kids now? Gargano climbs up in the corner to rain down more fists on Lumis’ head!
Lumis keeps fighting Gargano so Gargano snapmares him and basement dropkicks him in the back! Cover, TWO! Lumis gets to ropes, Gargano chokes him! The ref counts, Gargano lets off at 4, and Lumis drags himself up. Gargano is on Lumis but Lumis throws forearms back! Lumis backs Gargano down to a corner, stomps away (I swear I’ll stop), but Gargano turns it around to fire off forearms in return! The ref counts, Gargano stops at 4, and pushes Lumis around. Gargano clubs Lumis on the back, brings him up and hits a Russian Leg Sweep! Cover, TWO! Gargano grows annoyed and he drags Lumis up to put back on ropes for choking!
The ref counts, Gargano backs off (see? no way pun!), and The Way taunts Lumis up close. Gargano brings Lumis up, scoops him and slams him! Cover, TWO! Gargano gets the arm, drags Lumis around and reels him into a Camel Clutch! Lumis endures, NXT returns to single picture, and again Candice has to snap Indi out of whatever trance she’s in. Lumis still endures as fans rally, and Lumis fights up. Gargano tries to hold on with a sleeper hold, but Lumis RAMS Gargano into buckles! Lumis is free but Gargano hops right back on! Gargano elbows Lumis, hooks him up, but Lumis powers out to a BACKBREAKER!
Fans fire up, Lumis and Gargano stagger up, and Gargano walks into a BIG right hand! Lumis rallies with haymakers and uppercuts! Gargano is in a corner, Lumis runs in and clotheslines, to a BULLDOG! Lumis suplexes Gargano to rebound him off the ropes! Gargano staggers up into a BIG back suplex! Lumis kips up and drops a LEG! Cover, TWO!! Gargano survives and Candice is frustrated. Indi and Theory are the only ones not upset about this as Lumis hauls Gargano up. Gargano slips out of the scoop, ends up in a corner, and goes up and over Lumis to school boy! Lumis ducks the kick and stares down Gargano! Gargano gets the arm!
Johnny almost has GargaNO Escape, only for Lumis to roll over into the SILENCE!! Gargano scrambles around, ghost pins, TWO! Lumis sits up into a BUZZSAW! Gargano runs, into an UPPERCUT! Gargano rebounds, spins, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Lumis covers, TWO!! Gargano’s Wolverine-esque superhuman heart helps him survive! Lumis goes to a corner and climbs up and The Way moves away. Gargano runs in, Lumis punches him back, and Gargano falls to a drop zone! Lumis leaps, but he has to roll out of his double stomps as Gargano moves! Gargano kicks but Lumis gets under to get the clinch!
Gargano elbows out of that, runs, but into a pop-up UPPERCUT! Gargano SUPERKICKS on the rebound! Cover, TWO!! Lumis shocks Gargano with that and fans rally up! Candice distracts, Gargano tells the kids to get something for him. Theory goes to get a chair and he brings it over. Theory slides it in but Lumis stomps the chair down! The ref sees this and reprimands Gargano. Lumis uppercuts Gargano, Gargano ENZIGURIS! Gargano fakes his knee jamming, and he signals to Theory! Candice coaches Theory through getting on the apron and aiming at Lumis! Theory hesitates, Lumis stares Theory down, and Theory says, “My bad!”
Theory tries to explain, Gargano runs in, Lumis dodges and Gargano DECKS Theory!! Lumis drags Gargano into the URENAGE, and THE SILENCE!!! Gargano flails, reaches, fades, he is OUT! Lumis wins!!
Winner: Dexter Lumis, by submission
Lumis pats Gargano’s head, and Candice reprimands Theory! The Way couldn’t stay out of their own way, and now Lumis has a win over the North American Champion! Between Theory thinking of Lumis as a buddy, and Indi oddly infatuated, is Lumis going to cause The Way to go by the wayside?
William Regal waits for Santos Escobar.
If El Legado doesn’t arrive, Escobar will be STRIPPED of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship! Will Regal have to pull the trigger on his ultimatum?
NXT shares exclusive footage and interviews with MSK.
Wes Lee and Nash Carter look back on the night they won the 2021 Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Lee had a strange calm come over him, but Carter was so nervous. “It was one of those moments where everything you’ve every done flashes in your head.” From opponents to tag partners and best friends, these two have put in the grind for years. They’re the same two kids from Dayton, Ohio as they always have been. And to get the win, they were so emotional, crying happy tears. Everything they’ve worked for paid off. Finally, being here, establishing themselves as a force in the Tag Division, and all the praise and congratulations from family and friends, it made that worth it, too.
The reason Carter got into wrestling was his dad. They’d watch Raw every week on Monday. But when Carter was a freshman in high school, his dad passed. It only ignited Carter’s passion for the business even more. He said he’d be in the WWE one day, and this is the first time in a long time that he felt his dad’s pride and admiration. “The Legacy Lives On” is tattooed on Carter’s chest, and this feeling will be unforgettable for them both. Their names are etched forever on the plaque, but this is only the beginning. They’ve been hungry, they’re ready to eat! That’s why these two are the #MustSeeKids!
Backstage interview with MSK!
Next week, Lee & Carter get to cash in their NXT Tag Team Championship opportunity, as they earned from winning the Dusty Cup. But then GRIZZLED YOUNG VETERANS jump them!! James Drake punches away on Carter’s head while Zack Gibson puts Lee’s arm in a chair like a vice!! Referees rush in to get GYV to stop, and Lee clutches his hand! Did GYV just sideline MSK and delay their title shot?
Tyler Rust w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Leon Ruff!
Bivens Enterprise’s #DiamondintheRust took Kushida to the limit, but was about to be broken if not for Bivens throwing in the towel, so to speak. However, Bivens made sure to personally arrange this match for Rust, asking Ruff right after he was medically cleared for the damage done by Isaiah “Swerve” Scott. Bivens has a mic now to say, “Success is taking advantage of every key opportunity that is put forth in front of you!” And when it comes to success, you think about Ruff!
But when Bivens thinks of Ruff, he just thinks of “the son that I didn’t have, and never wanted.” Ruff, you hold a very special place in Biven’s heart, and has a special opportunity tonight! He will go 1v1 with Rust! And Rust will prove to us why he IS the diamond in the Rust! Will the former North American Champion simply be used to sharpen Rust’s edge?
Wait, as Ruff makes his entrance, SWERVE BOOTS Ruff off the apron!! Swerve goes after Ruff with clubbing forearms, still upset about Ruff getting opportunities handed to him! Swerve slams Ruff into the announce desk and vents to commentary. “Swerve is gonna start getting opportunities, and less hand-outs for this guy right here!” Swerve fireman’s carries Ruff to DEATH VALLEY DRIVE him into the apron!! The ref tells Swerve to leave but Swerve says he told Ruff this wouldn’t be that easy! Swerve does leave, and he might have just done Bivens another favor! Bivens claims Rust wins by forfeit, but will NXT management really count it that way?
NXT shares footage from the WWE Performance Center.
It was yesterday that William Regal was talking with one of the newest signees, Zoey Stark, about an “opportunity” that was presented. He offered Stark a non-title match with NXT Women’s Champion, Io Shirai. Stark isn’t sure she heard that right, but Regal says after her great debut, there’s no one better he’d like to see face Shirai than Stark. Stark accepts that, how could she not?
Backstage interview with Zoey Stark!
We’re just moments away from only her second singles match in NXT and it is with THE NXT Women’s Champion. How is she feeling? Stark has so many emotions, her heart is pounding, but she is ready to get out there. But then she gets cut-off by technical difficulties! Will that be a bad omen on her opportunity with The Evil Genius?
NXT shares footage from earlier today.
Someone was reliving a classic Ted DeBiase moment. The Million Dollar Man challenges a little boy to dribble a basketball 10 times in a row for big money, only for DeBiase to mess the kid up! Oh, the one watching is Cameron Grimes! He’s seen enough, because time is money, after all! But that DeBiase, he was one smart guy! “With enough money, you can humiliate anyone!” Grimes has a lot of money, too, so he does a recreation of that basketball challenge! He has $1000 for 10 dribbles! The guy is up for that, and at 10… Grimes is confused! He didn’t watch the whole moment!! Grimes is the one suckered by his own scam! Grimes thinks DeBiase is to blame! Just proves money can’t fix stupid…
Io Shirai VS Zoey Stark!
Alright, the technical difficulties have been sorted out, and now it’s time for the Evil Genius to shine! But will Stark make this match a stark contrast from all Shirai’s other matches?
The bell rings and Stark circles with Shirai. They tie up, Stark powers Shirai to ropes, Shirai kicks free and the two go again. Shirai avoids Stark’s pick of the leg, they tie up, and Shirai throws Stark down, but the collar ‘n’ elbow stays on! Stark gets up, throws Shirai in return, but the grapple stays on again. Shirai gets up, Stark gets around to a waistlock, but Shirai wrenches an arm. Shirai has the wristlock, Stark rolls and handsprings and wrenches back! Stark hammerlocks, Shirai reaches back and throws elbows, then gets the headlock. Stark powers out, Shirai counters hip toss with arm-drag, and Stark staggers up. Stark avoids Shirai and manages a small back drop!
Shirai gets up, she spins Stark around, wrenches and kicks to whip. Stark reverses, Shirai reverses and hooks Stark up in an IRON OCTOPUS! Shirai digs her elbow in, Stark powers up but Shirai sunset flips! TWO, Shirai runs and basement dropkicks Stark down! Shirai stomps Stark to a corner, kicks at her, but Stark kicks back. Shirai CHOPS and CHOPS then sweeps the legs, to dig her boots in! SWINGING METEORA! Stark crawls along the ropes, Shirai runs in and 619’s, but Stark blocks to BOOT Shirai down! Stark builds speed but runs into BOOTS! Shirai swings to dropkick Stark back, then goes to a corner.
Shirai is slow to climb up, Stark intercepts with a GAMANGIRI! Shirai tumbles down as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Stark has Shirai in a facelock. Shirai throws body shots to get free, then throws forearms to back Stark down. Stark dodges to mule kick, front kick, kick a leg out, and then runs, but into a takedown! Shirai wants the arm but Stark holds on! Stark rolls, Shirai kicks low, but Stark ducks the buzzsaw to trip Shirai up! Stark runs again, to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Stark thought she had Shirai but she keeps her focus. Stark goes to a corner, hops up fast, and leaps for a 450! She has to roll through as Shirai moves, both women run to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Both women are down and fans fire up!
The ref checks, both women are okay to continue, and Shirai sits up first. Stark follows and ghost pins! TWO, Stark hits a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Cover, TWO!! Shirai survives but Stark can’t believe how close she was! Starks wraps Shirai up in a chinlock and makes it a sleeper! Shirai endures so Stark KNEES her in the back! Stark kicks but Shirai blocks to elbow the leg, and SHOTEI! Shirai starts to rally with shoulder tackles, then a FLAPJACK! Stark goes to ropes, Shirai 619’s! Shirai climbs up top, takes aim and leaps to missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Stark survives and Shirai gets annoyed. Shirai drags Stark up, reels her in and underhooks, but Stark back drops out!
Stark gets back to a corner, hops up again, but Shirai SHOTEIS again! Shirai climbs up to join Stark and club away on her back! Shirai stands up on the very top, to SUPER STEINER! Stark staggers up into Shirai’s double underhooks, for the TIGER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Stark survives and Shirai is frustrated! Shirai stomps away on Stark, drags her up, but Stark gets around to a waistlock, for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Stark is shocked but she’s seeing why Shirai is a champion! Stark drags Shirai up again, Shirai resists the German to victory roll Stark into buckles! SHINKANSEN!! Shirai goes up, OVER THE MOONSAULT! Cover, Shirai wins!
Winner: Io Shirai, by pinfall
Stark may not have won but she showed she’s one to watch! Will Shirai be keeping her eye on Stark from now on? But speaking of someone to watch out for, here comes Toni Storm! “Oh, Io, Io, Io.” Look at her! “Willing to fight literally anyone in this division, besides me.” But Storm is no Stark or whatever he name is. She IS Toni Storm, and she kicked Shirai’s head off, and Shirai couldn’t do a thing about it! There’s a reason Shirai pinned Mercedes Martinez and not Storm: Shirai can’t beat her. Shirai gets a mic to respond! “I will fight you, any time, any place, anywhere!”
But will she? Because if Shirai thought she could beat Storm, surely by now she would’ve asked Regal for it! But Shirai hasn’t done that, because she’s scared. Storm knows it, but she dares Shirai to prove her wrong. “Go find Regal, make the match happen.” Shirai says Storm’s on! Will Regal only need to see this to make it happen?
Backstage interview with The Way.
Even though they’re on their way out, McKenzie asks for a moment of their time. Gargano says not now! They need to get out of here before “that psycho” Lumis comes back for them. Gargano says all Theory had to do was hit Lumis with a chair! How was that so hard?! Theory says the chair was unnecessary, and Lumis doesn’t deserve that. Lumis is just misunderstood. What?! He kidnapped Theory! Chloroform, white van! And Theory isn’t even the first person Lumis did that to! Lumis isn’t misunderstood, he’s PSYCHO! Is Gargano taking crazy pills? Candice, back Johnny up! Candice agrees, Lumis should be in jail. THANK YOU! Indi, you, too! Indi says she finds Lumis “kinda hot…”
WHAT THE… Gargano keeps Candice from cursing so he can see “HELL?!” What is going on here?! What is happening!? No, no, whatever this is with Indi, and Theory’s Stockholm Syndrome, get them down. They will fix this! Theory is going to therapy! Seriously? Yes! And not another word! It is happening! Will therapy be enough to undo whatever Lumis may or may not have done to Theory?
Grimes is back with the basketball scam!
He made sure to watch the entire DeBiase moment, and he’ll get the better of someone this time. Grimes is sure these people know him for his money. He has a handful of green and explains his basketball challenge. Maybe not this guy, but how about the little lady over here? If she can bounce the basketball 10 times, she’ll get $1000 of his money! Like the Million Dollar Man back in the day? Uh, n-no… Just dribble the ball! It ain’t rocket science! Maybe her friend over here would like to try instead? No, the lady he asked first takes the challenge on. And when she stands up, Grimes realizes she’s not so little… Well still, she has to dribble! “Let’s see what you got, honey!”
The young lady dribbles, Grimes counts, but she gets tricky with it and he misses! That’s more than 10! “Gimme my money, honey.” Grimes is out $2000 total now. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. CURSE YOU, DEBIASE! This ain’t over!!
Xia Li w/ Tian Sha VS Kacy Catanzaro w/ Kayden Carter!
The friendship of Spicy and KC Squared may be all but gone after the harsh training Xia was put through by “her.” Can Kacy save whatever is left of the old Xia? Or will she be “purged” to only make Xia stronger?
The bell rings and Xia rushes Kacy! Kacy dodges, fires off on Xia, but Xia shoves her away! Xia rushes in again but Kacy waistlocks. Xia reaches under but Kacy leap frogs over and around. Kacy handsprings, headscissors and fires up! Kacy is after Xia with a facelock, whips her, but Xia reverses. Kacy goes up and over but gets caught! Xia hotshots Kacy, then takes her fighting stance! Xia powers up, storms over again, and bumps Kacy off buckles! Kacy shoves Xia but Xia stomps Kacy down in the corner! The ref counts, Xia adds on a springboard stomp to top it off! Xia drags Kacy back up, snap suplexes, covers, TWO!
Xia keeps on Kacy with a chinlock then makes it a cobra clutch. Kayden and the fans rally as Kacy fights up, and Kacy slips out the back! Xia BOOTS Kacy down, drags her up and reels her in, but Kacy slips out of the Gory Especial to sunset flip! TWO, and Xia back kicks Kacy hard! Cover, TWO! Xia wraps Kacy up in the cobra clutch again, but Kacy fights up. Kacy throws Xia off, gets to a corner, and elbows her away! Xia runs back in but into a boot! Xia returns, but Kacy trips her into the corner! Kacy fires off stomps, furious fists, but Xia shoves her away! Kacy comes back with more fire, the ref counts but Xia shoves her, only for Kacy to SHOTGUN Xia back!
Kacy runs, hits an A-List Lariat, then hits a FLIPPING AX KICK! Cover, TWO! Xia bails out, Kacy grits her teeth and goes to the apron to leap! Xia catches her, moves her around, but Kacy slips out to a waistlock. Xia standing switches to RAM Kacy into the barriers! Tian Sha tells Xia to finish this, and Xia looms over Kacy. The ring count is climbing, Kacy’s leg is on steel steps and Xia STOMPS IT!! Xia may have just broken Kacy’s leg! The ref checks on Kacy as she writhes and cries in pain, but Xia doesn’t even show emotion on her face! Xia goes up the steps, and drags Kacy up by her hair! Xia brings Kacy to the apron and makes sure Tian Sha sees this!
The ref reprimands, Xia shows no mercy as she drags Kacy in. More referees come out to check on Kacy, the refs call this!
Winner: Xia Li, by referee stoppage
Kayden wants after Xia but the refs keep her back. Kayden shields Kacy, but then glares at Tian Sha. Kayden storms over and asks what their problem is! Boa blocks Kayden’s path, Xia goes after Kacy with a HEEL KICK!! Kayden rushes back to Kacy and Xia slips away to leave with Boa and Tian Sha. Xia warns Kayden that she is next. Will what Xia did to Kacy pale in comparison to what she’ll do to Kayden?
Regal is still waiting for Escobar.
Still no sign of El Legado, but the clock is ticking. Will Escobar have the courage to face Karrion Kross? Or will he have to sacrifice his Cruiserweight title reign?
NXT profiles next week’s WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match.
After making history by winning the inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez are poised to take on the Irresistible Force & Shayna Baszler! The Queen of Spades says, “The Women’s Division now is all the scraps left over from when I left.” And when it comes to Raquel telling them, “You don’t run this place anymore… we do!” Well, that’s a joke to Nia. Nia says Raquel can talk about dominating all she wants, but when she runs into Nia, it’ll be a different story.
Raquel says Nia is the one kidding herself. Nia needs to wake up. Dakota says she and Raquel will be bringing those WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to NXT. Shayna says Dakota is only confident because she has Raquel. That’s perfect, because now there’s someone who can carry her to the hospital. Dakota said it before, she is NOT the scared little girl from Shayna’s reign of terror. Dakota will kick Shayna’s head off once and for all! Will the alumni come back to humiliate this generation? Or will Raquel and Dakota turn the whole Women’s Division upside-down?
Cameron Grimes wants one more try!
No one gets over on Cameron Grimes! He challenges a random guy in the parking lot! Dribble the ball 10 times, win $1000! Like that DeBiase- YES LIKE THAT!! Just do it!! Why is it so difficult?! He gonna do it or what? Yeah, sure, The guy starts dribbling, and Grimes DECKS him!! Grimes tells DeBiase to #KissMahGrits! Money CAN by happiness! Wait, he still throws like, $1500 into the air. Will that guy wake up and still get Grimes’ money?
Grizzled Young Veterans VS Killian Dain & Drake Maverick!
Zack Gibson & James Drake ambushed MSK because, well, they’re sore losers. But will the Belfast Beast and Rockstar Spud SSSOOON avenge Lee & Carter?
Maverick comes out wearing a shirt with Dain’s face on it, and Dain does not approve! Dain pulls that shirt off Maverick and smacks him on the back with it before throwing it away. GYV make their entrance, Gibson has a mic, and he says, “I’m sorry to interrupt this little dance party, but we have some breaking news! Wes Lee of MSK fame has unfortunately broken his hand.” James Drake mockingly “sheds a tear,” but says that the main headline now is that Regal has given GYV a hefty fine! They were just saving the NXT Universe! Imagine a few weeks without MSK “joking around like little children!”
Gibson says in the finals of the Dusty Cup, “the better team lost! Let’s make no mistakes: there’s only one team destined for tag title glory, and it’s NOT MSK. And it’s certainly not Shrek ‘n’ Donkey! It’s the Grizzled Young Veterans, SSSSSSOON to be recognized as NXT Tag Team Champions!” Gibson and Drake get in with Shrek- er, Dain & Maverick, and teams sort out. Of course Dain wants to start, and he runs right at James Drake to SHOTGUN DROPKICK him down! Dain drags Drake up to throw BIG EuroUppers! Tag to Maverick, Dain & Maverick double whip, Dain uses Maverick to trip Drake up, and then Dain drops a back senton! Maverick is the human weapon again, scoop slam senton! Cover, TWO!
Maverick keeps on Drake with an armlock, then wrenches to a wristlock. Maverick hammerlocks, Drake endures and fights up to elbow free. Drake headlocks, tags Gibson, Maverick powers out but GYV leap frog to CLOBBER Maverick! Gibson sucker punches Dain, but he doesn’t fall! The ref is busy keeping Dain back, and Gibson scoops Maverick to an Electric Chair! Mr. Mayhem goes up top but Dain gets Maverick away from Liverpool’s Number One, to then choke grip Gibson! Drake leaps into a choke grip, and Dain SHOVES GYV out of the ring! Fans fire up as Maverick shakes Dain’s hand. Then Dain TOSSES Maverick out onto GYV! GYV goes down as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Gibson keeps Maverick from Dain! Maverick throws forearms, Gibson whips Maverick to the corner and tags in Drake. Drake rolls and run sin but Maverick knees him down! Gibson keeps Maverick cornered, until Maverick slips under! Hot tag to Dain! Dain rallies on GYV, then clinches Drake for an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Dain RAMS Gibson into Drake then CLOBBERS Gibson! Gibson begs for mercy but Drake jumps on with a sleeper! Dain just shifts Drake to a fireman’s carry, scoops Gibson, SAMOAN DROP FALL AWAY SLAM COMBO! Big Damo pops Drake back up for the WASTELAND, and SENTON! Cover, Gibson breaks it!
The ref reprimands as Gibson hammers Dain and helps Drake up. GYV coordinate, but it’s Dain who DOUBLE SUPLEXES them! Hot tag to Maverick! Maverick climbs up, leaps and CROSSBODIES Drake! Maverick dropkicks Gibson down, fires up and throws strikes on Drake! Punch, kick, repeat, but Drake shoves him! Maverick gets under to dropkick the legs out then basement dropkicks Drake in the head! Maverick fires up, hits a forearm smash in the corner, but Gibson tags in before the bulldog attempt! GYV coordinate, MISSILE DROPKICK COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, Dain breaks it! Dain goes after Drake and CLOBBERS him! Gibson throws Dain out, but Dain drags him out with him!
Dain has Gibson’s ear, Drake DIVES to take Dain out! Gibson gets in but Maverick runs in to forearm smash and BULLDOG! Maverick hurries up a corner, but Drake goes after him! Maverick kicks him away but Gibson YANKS Maverick down! Tag to Drake, they coordinate again, TICKET TO MAYHEM!! Cover, GYV wins!
Winners: The Grizzled Young Veterans, by pinfall
The teamwork makes the dream work, and GYV are one step closer to their dastardly dream of being the first team to have held both NXT UK and NXT prime Tag Team Championships!
William Regal DID see the confrontation earlier, and has made a match! In two weeks it will be Io Shirai VS Toni Storm, for the NXT Women’s Champion!
Finally El Legado arrives!
And just in time to make Regal’s deadline! Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza stand guard as Escobar stays in the SUV. Will Escobar go through with the match tonight? Or is he just here to turn over the title?
NXT returns as Dain is still carrying Maverick around.
He doesn’t want NXT Media to bother them, he sets Maverick down. But then Alexander Wolfe and Imperium walk by. What is this? Wolfe says Dain used to be a monster. That shake of his head shows Wolfe is disappointed, but Dain asks for medics to check on Maverick. Will Dain let the Hatchet Man get in his head about his… well not friendship, but partnership with Maverick?
No Disqualification: Santos Escobar w/ El Legado del Fantasma VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux!
Mr. Doomsday and his femme fatale make their way to the ring, and we see that Escobar has yet to even exit the vehicle. Wait! Kross attacks Wilde & Mendoza!! He got the drop on Legado this time! Kross TOSSES Mendoza into a garage door, but Escobar attacks! He’s going through with the match his way, but will he be made to #FallAndPray all the same?
Kross picks Escobar up to RAM him into the side of a truck! Escobar kicks back, they brawl again, and Kross CLUBS and ROCKS Escobar! Escobar goes to the back of the moving truck, Kross is after him again with haymakers, and then he tosses him into the truck’s trailer. But Escobar SLAMS the door on Kross! Kross writhes and Escobar talks trash in Spanish now that he has the advantage. Escobar kicks and forearms but Kros TOSSES him back into the side of the truck! Escobar kicks again, Kross throws more forearms, but Escobar dodges and a forearm shot hits the truck! Kross shakes that arm while Escobar gets into the truck cab!
Escobar closes the door to protect himself, but Kross rips off the side mirror! Kross finds a PICKAXE under the truck!? What’s that doing there?! Kross uses it to TEAR into the door!! Escobar has to bail out the other side and he throws hands on Kross! Wilde returns to throw hands but Kross TOSSES Wilde onto the hood! Wilde tumbles, Mendoza runs in but he gets THROWN into the grill! Escobar SMASHES Kross with a trash can! Escobar talks more trash and then SMACKS Kross again! El Legado has the 3v1 advantage now and they mug Kross! They bump Kross off the truck, hammer him more, and then RAM him into the side of the trailer!
Escobar wants another one, and they set Kross up again. They tell “the dog” this is what he gets for messing with them! They RAM him into the side again, and then Escobar has Wilde and Mendoza drag Kross into the arena. They go to the special stage area and beat Kross up at the steps! Fans boo but Escobar says to bring Kross around. Kross DECKS Wilde, BOOTS Mendoza, and then takes them both to throw them into the PLEXIGLAS! They go crashing through and Escobar is shocked! Kross glares at Escobar and Scarlett laughs at Escobar’s false bravado! Kross ROCKS Escobar and Escobar goes into the ring!
Escobar runs but Kross BOOTS him down! Cover, ONE!! Kross keeps on Escobar and CLUBS him out of the ring! Kross stalks Escobar, but Mendoza returns! Kross just TOSSES him into other barriers! Escobar SMACKS Kross with a chair! And SMACKS him again! Escobar stomps Kross down, rips Kross’ shirt off, and tosses it aside like trash. Escobar drags Kross up, hammerlocks the bad arm and POSTS him! And then RAMS Kross into steel steps! Escobar grins and soaks up the heat as NXT goes picture in picture.
Escobar takes his time regrouping with El Legado, and they drag Kross back up. Kross rakes Escobar’s eyes! But Legado has the steel steps and RAMS Kross with them! Kross clutches the bad arm, Escobar KICKS it! Escobar stomps the bad arm, drags Kross up and clubs away on the shoulder! Escobar puts Kross in the ring, throws more forearms, then covers, ONE!! Escobar clamps onto the bad arm, stomps away on it, then wrenches the arm. Escobar puts Kross in a corner, wraps the arm around ropes and SCRAPES it along the rope! Kross pushes Escobar away but Wilde HOTSHOTS the arm for him!
Escobar drags Kross up, has the arm, and gives it a CODE BREAKER! Kross scrambles to a corner but Escobar CHOPS him! Escobar puts the arm around ropes and pulls on it again! Kross can only clutch the elbow as Escobar runs in to forearm smash! Escobar cravats Kross, jams him with a shoulder, then headbutts Kross’ shoulder! Escobar fires off forearms, but Kross hits back with his good arm! They brawl, Escobar shoves Kross and runs in to shotgun dropkick! NXT returns to single picture as Legado trips Kross up for Escobar’s basement dropkick! Scarlett is furious and shouts for Kross to get up! Escobar shoves Kross out and goes back for the chair!
Escobar jams the bad arm, then slips the chair around it! Escobar aims and POSTS the arm!! Kross grabs at Escobar with the good arm but Escobar SLAPS him down! Escobar sits the chair up and stomps Kross down. Escobar drags Kross up and over, for a DDT to the chair! Escobar drags Kross up and into the ring, covers, TWO! Legado is frustrated but Escobar dropkicks Kross down! Escobar throws Kross out, pursues, but Kross hits back with is good arm! So Legado swarms him! Kross fights them off, but Escobar DIVES! The Arrow from Hell takes Kross down into barriers!! Scarlett is furious again but can only watch on as Escobar stands on Kross’ bad arm.
Escobar stomps Kross, and stomps and stomps! Escobar kicks the bad arm, wrenches it and clamps onto the shoulder! Escobar puts Kross in, covers, TWO! Escobar drops elbows on Kross’ bad arm, then clamps on with a short arm scissor. Kross endures, tries to use his good arm but Escobar shrugs that off. Kross sits up, Escobar puts him in a corner, and then runs in to DOUBLE KNEE! SNAP SUPLEX! Uno amigo, and Escobar drags Kross up, only for Kross to block! Kross gets around to use the good arm for an EXPLODER! Kross sees Wilde and DECKS him! Escobar leaps into a catch, for another EXPLODER!
Escobar bails out, Kross shakes the bad arm and pursues. Escobar POSTS Kross again! Escobar brings the bad arm around the post, but Kross YANKS Escobar into it instead! Kross bounces Escobar’s head off steel steps! Mendoza runs in with a chair but Kross BOOTS him down! Kross takes the chair for his own now and has a wild grin! Escobar is a fish in a barrel but Wilde saves him from a full metal Con-Chair-To! Kross glares at Wilde, aims with the chair, and he JAMS Escobar in the ribs! Kross puts Escobar in the ring, but Mendoza LEAPS, into an EXPLODER! Wilde leaps, but the rana is blocked! BARRIER BOMB!!
Kross gets in, Escobar is in a corner, Kross hits a corner clothesline! And BOOT! Escobar flops back out, Kross follows, and they’re by the other steps! Kross brings Escobar up and around, DOOMSDAY SAIDO through the announce desk!! Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” and Scarlett seems euphoric now! Kross puts Escobar in the ring, hauls him up, and hits a DOOMSDAY SAIDO!! Kross aims from a corner, and winds up the hour hand. “TICK TOCK! TIME’S UP!!” BLINDSIDE FOREARM!! Cover, Kross wins!!
Winner: Karrion Kross, by pinfall
Escobar tried every trick in the book, but nothing can stop the sands of time! He still has the title, but will Escobar be in any shape to defend his Cruiserweight Championship? And will the clock start ticking on another champion’s reign?
NXT hears from LA Knight.
“Let me talk to ya. The question burning in everyone’s mind since TakeOver is, ‘Man, when’s LA Knight gonna debut?'” He’ll put it this way: the one thing that he asked is, “Whose game is it?” It’s HIS game. That means when he debuts, it’s on his time, his terms and done his way. What that means is Knight could debut next week, the week after that, or three months from now, because it doesn’t make a difference! In the end, everyone’s favorites, the ones that hold the gold, are just holding golden tickets to getting stomped out by LA Knight! That’s not an insult, that’s just a fact of life! But who will Knight go for first whenever it is he makes his in-ring debut?
Adam Cole is here!
After tweeting out that he will give us his explanation, Cole is finally here to do as he said! Cole goes to the ring, fans boo, and they don’t even feel like saying “BOOM” with him anymore. Cole takes a moment to watch a replay of last week, where Cole betrayed and booted Kyle O’Reilly to then give him a brainbuster to Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle has a herniated disc, not likely to return for several weeks, and fans chant, “You Suck!” for it. Cole gets a mic to say, “I… I had every intention of coming out here and explaining why I did what I did to Kyle, but… God, man, after watching that footage, I feel sick to my stomach.”
Everyone knows the NXT Championship is very important to Cole, especially the guys in the Undisputed Era. But Cole does not like the person he has become lately. At first, Cole was pissed off, because Kyle was getting opportunity after opportunity at the title, and he continued to fail. But that does not excuse Cole’s actions. After seeing it back, Cole is ashamed of himself. “Kyle, I know you’re sitting at home right now and you’re watching this. And I wish so, so badly that we could be having this conversation face to face, man to man, but we can’t.” They can’t, because of Cole.
Cole and Kyle know each other than anybody, and that means Kyle knows Cole hates admitting he’s wrong. Cole is telling us now that he was dead wrong. Kyle should be here in this ring, right here and now, but instead Cole made a stupid mistake and hates himself for it! Cole paces as he works on the words to say. “Kyle… Kyle, I am so, so sorry.” Cole will do whatever he can to fix this. Even if he can’t, he’ll try. “Wow, Adam. Really?” Roderick Strong confronts Cole! Now Cole feels bad?! Only now? For the past 10 days Cole didn’t feel bad for not letting Strong know what was going on? For what Cole did to Kyle, and to THE TEAM!?
“Adam, everything’s changed now. This whole thing, this Undisputed Era… This was built on trust! Love! A brotherhood!” The UE Boys would do whatever it took to have each other’s backs! And just like that, Cole “shattered that trust!” Strong wants Cole to look at him and understand this: Kyle IS going to heal up. They both know Kyle. But when Kyle does heal, Strong doesn’t know if he can save Cole from what Kyle’s gonna do to him! But wait, here comes Finn Balor! Strong tries to stop him but Balor pushes him aside and tackles Cole! Balor rains down fists, Strong gets in to pull him away from Cole, but Balor and Strong tumble out of the ring!
Balor kicks and stomps away on Strong but Cole RAMS Balor into barriers! And SUPERKICKS him down! Strong gets in the ring, Cole goes in to apologize, but Strong CLOBBERS Cole! And Strong is just as torn up as Cole was! Cole apologizes and he just wants things to go back to normal. Cole says this was his fault. Strong shouts, “What is happening?!” Cole starts to cry, but Strong sits with him. Strong says he’s sorry for hitting Cole. They’re brothers and they love each other! They hug it out and fans cheer! Cole keeps apologizing, he and Strong pat each other on the back, and then they shake hands. But Cole LOW BLOWS Strong?!?! That wasn’t a mistake!!
Cole tells Strong he is so STUPID! Cole says Strong is dead to him, and he takes the UE dog tag away from him! Then SUPERKICKS him down!! Was Cole just pretending to have regrets? Is there nothing undisputed anymore?!
Wow, this episode! And that’s meant in a good way, there was a lot of great, wild stuff. We had a really good match in Gargano VS Lumis, and some really crazy developments in that story. Theory thinking Lumis isn’t so bad is an alright choice, but I have no idea where this “Indi <3’s Lumis” is coming from. I get there’s a cliché of “daughter falls for bad boy” in sitcoms and family stories, but this still seems a bit out of nowhere. The pacing is what feels off, really. I still wish there were “Theory is hostage” antics but of course this is all leading to Gargano VS Lumis rematch for the North American Championship. I just don’t like the idea that it might come down to the loyalties of Theory and Indi, not that Lumis actually beats Gargano on his own merits.
The way (no pun intended this time, I swear) we learned about Rust VS Ruff getting on the card was arranged oddly. There was entrance, then a “earlier today” video, then Bivens has his promo to put Rust over and bury Ruff. We should’ve gotten the video first, then everything else. Swerve attacking Ruff was a good touch, though, and I guess any match being offered/given to Ruff is too much for Swerve. We got really good video packages for MSK and the coming Women’s Tag Title match, but what a twist for GYV to attack MSK and basically delay the NXT Tag Team Championship match. GYV VS Dain & Maverick was a good match, but of course GYV wins.
It seems Imperium and Wolfe are going to be the next feud for Dain & Maverick, and there could even be a chance of Dain being recruited/converted to Imperium! I don’t know if I want to see the dysfunctional duo break up, but Dain and Wolfe reuniting from their SAnitY days through Imperium would be an interesting story. Plus, one day we will be able to have NXT and NXT UK swap people around smoothly again, so with the North American Championship, NXT UK Heritage Cup, and another pair of tag titles out there, there could come a time when Imperium reigns from top to bottom.
Shirai VS Stark was very good, especially for Stark being new to NXT. But naturally, we’re getting Shirai VS Storm 1v1 now, but it does seem a little sudden for the long-awaited rematch from the second Mae Young Classic. The match itself will surely make up for that, though, and honestly could go either way, if Heel Toni decides to bend the rules or something. Then with Xia Li VS Kacy, it was obvious it would be brutal, but I didn’t think it’d be that brutal! Xia “breaking” Kacy’s leg, and threatening to do the same to Kayden, that is some serious Heel heat. I am still waiting for when Tian Sha/Mei Ling (Karen Q) gets back into action and tears up the Women’s Tag Division with Xia Li.
Grimes trying to recreate the Ted DeBiase basketball challenge, and messing up multiple times, was pretty hilarious. I have a feeling he’s not only going to waste his money on things but also on these silly bets until he’s basically back to where he was before #GameStonks. The story of Escobar waiting until the very last minute was pretty good, as was Kross going after him so he wouldn’t have a choice. Naturally Legado worked together for the entirety of the No DQ match, and I think the No DQ, brawling nature of the match made this work in Kross’ favor, as he felt much stronger than if this were a standard match. Kross wins so he can stay strong in his own path back to the NXT Championship, and I’m curious to see how this impacts Escobar’s title reign, if at all.
And speaking of, the NXT Championship scene is also attached to the #WhyColeWhy story. Cole taking the approach of, “It was impulsive and I regret it” was an interesting start, but from how he betrays Strong at the very last moment makes it seem it was an act. The anger Cole mentioned about Kyle getting his two opportunities might also be attached to jealousy, maybe some bitterness. Cole VS Kyle is definitely happening, but I think we’ll get a great Cole VS Strong first, maybe even Cole VS Balor, title optional. Heck, the title could be put up, but Kyle screws Cole over to set their own match up. The UE is basically all but over unless Fish returns and Cole is the one kicked out of the group. This could even be the long road to opening the door to Cole going to Raw/SmackDown, as much of a shame it’d be to see him finally move over.
My Score: 9.4/10
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