WWE’s last stop before WrestleMania: THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER!
Before reaching the goal of WrestleMania, the brightest names in the WWE must pass one final test! Who survives the Elimination Chamber?!
- Kickoff Show – The Viking Raiders VS Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; The Viking Raiders win.
- Daniel Bryan VS Drew Gulak; Bryan wins.
- WWE United States Championship: Andrade Almas w/ Zelina Vega VS Humberto Carrillo; Almas wins and retains the WWE United States Championship.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships Elimination Chamber Match: The Miz & Morrison win and retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
- No Disqualifications: AJ Styles VS Aleister Black; Aleister wins.
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits VS Seth Rollins & Murphy; The Street Profits win and retain the Raw Tag Team Championships.
- WWE Intercontinental Championship 3v1 Handicap Match: Braun Strowman VS Sami Zayn, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura; Team Sami wins and Sami Zayn becomes the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
- Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match: Shayna Baszler wins and will face Becky Lynch for the championship at WrestleMania 36.
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It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!
Join Jonathan Coachman, Charly Caruso, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg as they recap, discuss and predict all the action in the WWE on this homestretch of the Road to WrestleMania!
Ruby Riott joins the panel.
She’s ready for the Elimination Chamber match, but Charly asks about how the former Riott Squad members are in the match. Ruby will not discount Sarah Logan or Liv Morgan, she taught them so much. But she’s here to put Liv in her place, and now Sarah needs to be “taken down a few pegs.” Sarah, Liv and the others will all learn a lesson, and Ruby will move on to face Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship. Peter also asks about the Riott Squad, in that they are forgetting how fearsome Shayna Baszler is.
Ruby knows the WWE Universe has their favorites, but she’s been in this position before. Ruby has been in arm’s reach of a Mania moment and she can’t even understand why she’s being overlooked again. She watched this PPV last year, and everyone that year only talked about her opponent, not her. But Ruby is here to show us why we can’t forget about her. Ruby is in charge, she runs Raw, and she will prove it in the Chamber.
Otunga asks about how this is also Ruby’s first time in the Chamber. From what Ruby has seen of it, the Chamber is unforgiving. Sarah and Liv have experience in it, but they relied on each other. They’ve always relied on others. Ruby works much better alone, against the world. It doesn’t matter what surrounds her, she just has to get through to get to Mania. Coach wishes her luck, but will Ruby be lucky to make it to the end of that match?
The Miz & Morrison speak via video.
“How you doin’?” Well to answer their own question, they’re having to defend their titles against FIVE TEAMS in their FIRST defense! No one thought The Miz would be WWE Champion but he was. They’re both tag team champions again, and they’ll be like the Spartans beating up a bunch of Romans, or Cortez conquering South America. History lessons! But what questions do they have? Does it matter?
Charly asks about the fairly unfair Chamber defense. How prepared are they? “This is what Miz & Morrison does to the tag team division!” They elevate it, and everyone in it! Raw, SmackDown, NXT, they all wish they were as great as these two. Stand close enough to the stars, you get the shine. All the studs and gold, hard to keep the belts on their shoulders. Peter points out that while they’re three-time champions, it’s been 9 years since they were in this position. Are they ready to take on the “demonic” Chamber?
Morrison was ready 9 years ago, he’s ready now. The Chamber has transformed, it’s bigger than Morrison remembers, but so is Morrison. Miz doesn’t want anyone to question Morrison’s ring quality! He’s born ready! They’re both ready! They’re Energizer Bunnies! Miz & Morrison, HEY HEY, HO HO! Fully charged! That is what fans will say at the end of the match!
Otunga agrees with the champs, there is no ring rust. But Morrison came back as if he and Miz never lost a step, so what is it that helps them click? Well everyone has that friend they talk to on and off, that’s Miz and Morrison, and that’s why they were able to pick things up where they left off all those years ago. Right to the personal, the nitty gritty. They’re ready for the Chamber, for the challengers, and to prove why they ARE the Greatest Tag Team of the 21st Century. Look off to the distance. BE JEALOUS.
Aleister Black speaks.
“Three separate attacks, AJ Styles. And not once did I say die. And that was when the rules applied.” Tonight is a No Disqualification match, which means there is no one to save Styles. Not the OC, not Styles himself, no false idols. He will be all alone. For someone who has fought alone his entire life, it is Aleister’s pleasure to introduce to Styles how true loneliness feels. Will the Phenomenal One regret that gauntlet of beatings he put Aleister through?
Backstage interview with Braun Strowman.
The Monster Among Men defends his WWE Intercontinental Championship against three men, but it doesn’t matter how many clowns come out. He’s ready for everyone. Sami Zayn is a loud mouth, but Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro are two of the baddest. But Strowman put in 4 years of hard work, so if it’s there or 300, they will all #GetTheseHands!
R-Truth joins the panel!
He forgets who invited him (it was Coach) but he’s excited to be here! Truth is ready for his childhood hero, John Cena, to take on The Fiend tonight! WrestleMania 36! Uh, no, Truth, that’s not for another month. Then what are the graphics about? It’s called “promoting,” Truth. This is Elimination Chamber. Truth pretends he knew that all along. Truth mistakes Peter for Sam Roberts. Sam has curly hair, Truth. Didn’t he see the press release? The what? Is Truth messing with them? Well, anyway, Elimination Chamber is tonight, but they are talking Mania.
What does Truth make of Brock Lesnar VS Drew McIntyre? Brock ain’t no joke, but you can feel McIntyre’s presence. Truth is starting to believe in McIntyre. Just look what he did to Brock! Brock has a full plate with McIntyre and McIntyre is running through people. Mania is meant to be a big test, but Brock is a different game. If anyone can do it, it’s McIntyre. Doesn’t everyone else feel that? Peter asks Truth about his new music. Oh yeah, over a million views on World Star. Set It Off! Truth appreciates Robert Peters helping him get on Hot 97.
Kickoff Show – The Viking Raiders VS Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder!
While the Raw Tag Team Champions, Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins, are up against the Monday Night Messiah and his disciple, the list of contenders continues to grow! Will Erik & Ivar run through the Major Brothers to be next up?
The teams sort out and Ryder starts against Erik. They circle and tie up, and Erik pushes Ryder onto ropes. The ref counts but Ryder headlocks back. Erik endures the grind and power out of the hold. Ryder dodges, waistlocks but Erik bucks him off to run him over! Erik stares at Ryder as he gets up, and then forearms him to his corner! Hawkins tags in and he ties up with Erik. Erik headlocks, Hawkins powers out, but Erik runs him over! Erik glares at Hawkins but things speed up as Hawkins hurdles up and over. Hawkins runs but into Erik’s shoulder! Erik stares at Hawkins but Ryder distracts him. Hawkins hits a big knee and an enziguri! Hawkins back suplexes Erik down, covers, TWO!
Tag to Ryder and the Major Bros mug Erik. Ryder turns Erik for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Ryder keeps on Erik with a chinlock. Ryder grinds Erik down but Erik fights his way up. Erik throws elbows and whips but Ryder reverses. Ryder sends Erik out, tags Hawkins, and Hawkins leaps to lariat Erik down! Fans fire up for the Major Bros as we go picture in picture.
Hawkins drags Erik up and snap suplexes him down! He puts Erik back in the ring, tags Ryder, and the Major Bros mug Erik again. Ryder rains down rights and fires himself up before he tags back to Hawkins. WWE returns to single picture as Erik is mugged more. Hawkins snapmares to a chinlock, but fans rally up as Erik endures. Erik fights his way up and breaks free to ROCK Hawkins with a right! Hawkins is down but Erik still crawls to his corner. Hot tags to Ryder and Ivar! The War Beard rallies with big shoulders and a scoop sidewalk slam! BASEMENT SPLASH!
Fans fire up as Ivar runs corner to corner at Ryder. Ryder dodges but runs into the seated senton! Ivar cartwheel clotheslines Hawkins! Tag to Erik and Ivar runs at Ryder. Ryder knees Ivar down, but Erik pops Ryder up so that the Rough Ryder gets Hawkins! Erik gives Ryder Ace Ten Mao! Ivar drags Ryder up, feeds to Erik who pops Ryder up, THOR’S HAMMER! Cover, Viking Raiders win!!
Winners: The Viking Raiders, by pinfall
The Major Brothers went through a #VikingExperience they won’t forget! But will Erik & Ivar be heading for gold after tonight?
The Usos speak.
“It’s Elimination Chamber tonight, Uce. Six teams enter, one team survives.” Who will it be? Lucha House Party? NOPE. Heavy Machinery? NOPE. Roode-Dolph? NOPE! Miz & Morrison? NOPE! The New Day? NOPE! Tonight is lockdown. Welcome to the Uso Penitentiary!!
Before the excitement of WrestleMania, the WWE Universe must first feel fear.
When locked inside the Elimination Chamber, dreams disappear and are replaced by nightmares. There is no escape, and the anticipation grabs hold as the doors open. Miles of metal and pounds of flesh, “everything about this is perfect.” One last opportunity. One true path to glory. And only one goal in mind: WrestleMania. Who makes it out of this in one piece?
Daniel Bryan VS Drew Gulak!
The Yes Movement dared Philly’s own to step up or shut up when it comes to his critique of Daniel Bryan’s style. Will Gulak exploit all of the openings, blind spots and inefficiencies of the Goat?
The bell rings and Gulak dares Bryan to make the first move. Philly is fired up and dueling as Gulak and Bryan circle. They tie up, Gulak powers Bryan back then throws him with a fireman’s carry. Bryan gets up and circles with Gulak again. They tie up with knuckle locks, Bryan brings Gulak back and wrings him to the mat. But Gulak gets Bryan back with another fireman’s carry takedown! Gulak has wrist control now, then reels Bryan in for a headlock. Bryan powers out and things speed up, but Gulak runs Bryan over! Fans cheer as Bryan backs away to a corner. Gulak dares Bryan to come back for more, and Bryan takes a moment to compose himself. The two tie up again, Bryan hammerlocks to a headlock and a takedown.
Bryan grinds but Gulak moves around. Gulak gets the headscissors and holds on tight, but Bryan moves around, Gulak blocks the headstand but not forever. Bryan turns Gulak over and bridges back to then have a Half Crab! Bryan even traps a leg! Gulak turns and kicks and gets Bryan down, to go after a Half Crab for himself! Bryan kicks and kicks and they both have heel hooks! Gulak and Bryan stomp each other as fans rally and duel! They go around and end up by the ropes for the ropebreak! Bryan and Gulak back off but Gulak is fired up. Bryan seems rather surprised but Gulak dares him to come back for more. But instead, Bryan bails out. Gulak waits for Bryan to return, and Bryan takes a moment to pep himself up.
Bryan gets in and approaches Gulak with caution. They circle, fans rally and duel, and Bryan gets a leg. Bryan twists and turns Gulak to hook the legs. Bryan grabs at Gulak’s face! The ref reprimands so Bryan goes after the arms. Gulak resists and powers up to tip Bryan off his back! Gulak has a leg, twists to a toehold, then hooks Bryan up! Bryan resists but Gulak grabs the arms for the surfboard! Gulak takes Bryan for a ride in the Romero Special! Bryan endures, pops his arms free and turns things around to KICK a leg! Gulak grins because he’s frustrated Bryan. They tie up again, and Bryan KICKS, but Gulak grabs a leg! Gulak SLAPS and CHOPS and punches! Bryan turns things around to CHOP and KICK! Gulak grabs a kick for a dragon screw!
Gulak has the standing toehold but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan breaks Gulak’s base to dig his knuckles into Gulak’s face! Bryan punches and goes for the headlock but Gulak headscissor holds again. Gulak waits for Bryan to headstand, to SPIKE him on the mat! Bryan writhes but Gulak stalks up to him. Gulak turns Bryan for a neckbreaker STRETCH. And he spins around to then DROP Bryan! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives but Gulak looms over Bryan. Gulak clamps on with a cravat but Bryan spins. Gulak keeps hold and knees Bryan into a corner. The ref reprimands but Gulak wrenches and CHOPS Bryan! And another CHOP! Gulak suplexes but Bryan resists. Gulak throws body shots then tries again, but Bryan again denies the suplex.
The two fight for control and end up by the ropes. Bryan suplexes and they both go out! Fans rally and duel as both men are down on the outside! The ring count climbs and reaches 5 before either man stands. Bryan and Gulak are in at 8 and fans cheer more. Gulak stalks up to Bryan at the corner and hoists. Bryan resists so Gulak knees. Bryan BOOTS and BOOTS, then hops up to leap, into a waistlock! Gulak full nelsons, Bryan slips out to a standing switch but Gulak switches back, SAIDO SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan writhes and twitches, as his neck is still a concern. Gulak goes after Bryan with a full nelson and leans on him. Bryan endures and fans rally.
Bryan powers up, slips down and victory rolls! TWO and Gulak swings. Bryan blocks and full nelsons, but Gulak drops down. Bryan brings him back up, DRAGON SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Bryan holds onto Gulak but Gulak standing switches to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Gulak holds on as Bryan grits his teeth and gets up. Bryan standing switches, Gulak elbows and switches back, RELEASE German and Bryan lands HARD on his head and neck!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan flops out of the ring in a heap! Gulak said he’d take Bryan to school but this is more than just the school of hard knocks! Bryan manages to stand at the ring count of 7 but he flops over! He gets up at 9, and in at 9.9!! But Gulak covers, TWO!!
Gulak CHOPS and whips Bryan, but Bryan goes up and over! Bryan keeps moving, dodges and hits a leaping lariat! Both men are down and Philly fires up! Bryan reaches up and the fans are shouting, “YES! YES!” Gulak and Bryan slowly stand, and Gulak throws haymakers. Bryan gives European Uppercuts and bumps Gulak off a buckle. Bryan unleashes the YES Kicks! He hoists Gulak up top and climbs to join him, but Gulak drops down to trip Bryan up! Gulak climbs back up, INVERTED SUPERPLEX!! And roll through, to the GuLOCK!!
Bryan endures being bent backwards but Gulak grinds harder. Gulak elbows over and over and over into Bryan’s shoulders, goes for the GuLock, but Bryan rolls and counters! The LeBelle isn’t quite in, but Bryan elbows and elbows and elbows! LeBelle Lock ON!! Gulak is fading out, Bryan wins!!
Winner: Daniel Bryan, by submission
Incredible! Gulak almost had the perfect game plan! But there seems to be no accounting for grit and determination! Gulak still won Bryan’s respect, but will we get to see these two go again?
Backstage interview with Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler.
The GLORIOUS Show-Offs won a SmackDown Tag Team Gauntlet to give themselves a huge advantage in tonight’s SmackDown Tag Team Championship Chamber match. Impressive, of course, as would tonight’s win. Well it isn’t about if but when! Once the other five teams have worn themselves out, these two enter last, pick up the pieces, and walk out the NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champions. When that happens, it will be absolutely… GLORIOUS. The screen glitches as Ziggler says he and Roode won’t need luck. The fans are watching the match just for Roode-Dolph. Them and Mandy Rose. This victory will be dedicated to her. Now they’ll do what they do best, and steal the show.
WWE United States Championship: Andrade Almas w/ Zelina Vega VS Humberto Carrillo!
El Idolo is back and ready to pick up where he left off! And that includes showing he is better than Ultimo Ninja. But that may not be the case after Carrillo got the pin on him just last Monday Night Raw. Will Almas spring back on this homestretch to WrestleMania?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this long awaited 1v1 rematch begins!
Carrillo and Almas rush each other, and Carrillo immediately gets the boot feint to ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Almas is furious and he stomps away on Carrillo at the ropes! The ref backs Carrillo off but comes back to CHOP! Almas whips then back drops Carrillo high and hard! He stomps Carrillo more but the ref backs him off. Carrillo kicks back but Almas blocks to forearm and CHOP. Almas whips Carrillo corner to corner, then runs in, but Carrillo dodges to CHOP back! Carrillo and Almas brawl, Almas runs but into a dropkick! Carrillo clotheslines Almas out hard! Almas hits barriers but Carrillo goes out to fetch him.Carrillo CHOPS then puts Almas back in. Cover, ONE, but Carrillo keeps on Almas.
Almas knees back then whips, but Carrillo goes up and up to flying headbutt! Cover, TWO! Vega coaches Almas up but Carrillo stays close with a waistlock. Almas elbows back but Carrillo shifts to a sleeper hold. Almas elbows out and back suplexes, but Carrillo lands on his feet. Carrillo runs, springboards and flying arm-drags Almas out! Fans fire up with Carrillo as he drags Almas up. Almas hotshots Carrillo back! Vega grins as Almas shotgun dropkicks Carrillo in the head! Almas gives a tranquilo while Carrillo writhes. Almas drags Carrillo up, wrenches to a shoulder breaker then elbows before giving another. He repeats the process again and again, then drags Carrillo down to an armlock. Carrillo endures and fans rally up. Carrillo stands up, throws big forearms but Almas rocks Carrillo back.
Almas whips, Carrillo kicks him back, then Carrillo wheelbarrows to arm-drag! But Almas comes right back with an elbow! Almas soaks up the heat before he stalks Carrillo to ropes. Almas throws Carrillo out and goes out the side. He pulls up the floor mats! But Carrillo runs over, only for Almas to boot him down! Carrillo CHOPS and Almas forearms, then scoops. Almas RAMS Carrillo into the post! Almas refreshes the count so he can keep on Carrillo. Vega likes what she sees as Almas drags Carrillo up to whip into barriers! Almas leaves Carrillo to the mercy of the count, but Carrillo is in at 9.5! But Almas stomps him down! Almas clamps onto Carrillo with an armlock and he pulls back hard on the arm. Carrillo endures and grits his teeth while Philly rallies up.
Carrillo gets up, fights back and fights free, but Almas knees low. Almas throws big forearms then runs, but Carrillo dumps Almas out hard! Carrillo catches his breath while Vega panics. The ring count is on Almas now but he’s up at 5. Almas is in at 6, storms over at Carrillo, but Carrillo hits a jawbreaker! Almas ducks one kick but not the enziguri! Tilt-o-whirl backbreaker and a springboard enziguri! Fans fire up with Carrillo and he somersault moonsaults, but lands on his feet when Almas moves. Almas school boys Carrillo into buckles! Vega rallies the fans with “SI! SI!” and Almas fires up. Almas runs corner to corner, but Carrillo dodges! The boot feint doesn’t work, and Carrillo BOOTS Almas! Carrillo puts Almas on the apron but Almas ROCKS him with a right.
Almas climbs but Carrillo enziguris first! Carrillo climbs up to join Almas, clubs away on Almas’s back, and stands him up. Almas resists the superplex and fights back. Almas CHOPS Carrillo, but Carrillo stays up. Carrillo CHOPS back, stands up, and SUPER-RANAS Almas!! Cover, TWO!! Almas survives and Vega is freaking out. Fans know “This is Awesome!” as Carrillo drags Almas over. Carrillo throws down hands then heads back up. Fans cheer as Carrillo MOONSAULTS! Almas moves, Carrillo lands on his feet and runs in, but Almas hip tosses him into buckles! CIEN SHADOWS!! Cover, TWO!?! Carrillo shocks Vega and Almas!
Almas points and Vega clears off concrete! Speaking of continuing where they left off, Almas throws Carrillo outside and brings him to the concrete. Almas hammerlocks, but Carrillo back drops! Almas lands on mats but Carrillo gets back in the ring. Carrillo builds speed and FLIES onto Almas! Carrillo puts Almas in, goes up top, BIG crossbody! But Alma rolls through, TWO! Carrillo La Magistrol, TWO! Almas runs, Carrillo sunset flips, TWO! ALmas sits to a prawn hold, TWO! Carrillo hops up, victory rolls, TWO and Almas has it WITH TIGHTS! Almas wins!!
Winner: Andrade Almas, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)
Carrillo gets cheated AGAIN! Whether it’s Zelina Vega, Angel Garza or Andrade Almas, Humberto Carrillo cannot catch a break! Is there a way for Humberto’s heart to overcome this stable’s sneaky smarts?
Backstage interview with AJ Styles.
Charly asks The Phenomenal One how No Disqualifications factor into his rematch with Aleister Black. Styles asks back if anyone feels sorry for Aleister. Aleister has no friends, locks himself away in a dark room and listens to sad music with scented candles all over. The real question is: Are Gallows & Anderson going to join Styles ringside? Yes, yes they are. They would’ve bought tickets but Elimination Chamber was sold out. Then if they’re in his corner, is this going to be a fair match? Oh c’mon, it’s AJ Styles! No it’s not! Because he’s him! But if anyone is getting “disqualified,” that’s Styles. Wait, there are no disqualifications so… Huh, what’s that? Yeah, okay. Styles heads out, but what is going to happen when there are no rules holding anyone back?
SmackDown Tag Team Championships Elimination Chamber Match!
The Awesome A-Lister and Guru of Greatness don’t appreciate having to defend their titles in a match like this, but the GLORIOUS Roode and Ziggler are loving that they’re last to enter. But in the end, it’s about the last team left standing! Who makes it out of the Chamber with the championships?
Along with Roode-Dolph, the champions Miz & Morrison themselves, as well as Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik of Lucha House Party and Heavy Machinery are put in the pods. That means the first two teams to start this match are The New Day and The Usos! This incredibly storied rivalry starts off this incredible gauntlet!
Jimmy and Jey stare down with Kofi Kingston and Big E. Fans are already loving this as the four men circle. And the brawl is on! Jimmy CHOPS Kofi while Big E RAMS Jey to a corner! Jimmy headlocks but Kofi powers out, only for Jimmy to run him over. Things speed up for Kofi and Jimmy while Jey turns things around on Big E. Kofi ducks, dodges and hits a leaping back elbow on Jimmy! Cover, TWO! Kofi whips Jimmy but Jimmy reverss. Jimmy runs in and monkey flips but Kofi lands on his feet! Kofi dropkicks Jimmy down, but Jey ROCKS him with a right! Big E grabs Jey but Jey powers out of the headlock. Big E runs Jey over, and starts swiveling the hips. Things speed up, Jey runs into Big E’s belly2belly!
Big E runs but Jey gets clear as Jimmy crossbodies in! Cover, TWO! Jimmy turns around, Kofi springboards but slips a little. Kofi still collides with Jimmy and tackles him to a cover! TWO and Kofi walks into Jey’s mule kick. Jey uppercuts Kofi away and then helps Jimmy up. The Usos put Kofi on the top rope and CHOP! Miz and Morrison felt that one in their pod. The Usos climb up and they make sure Miz and Morrison are watching. But Big E drags Jimmy down to throw him out hard! Big E then gets Jey on his shoulders, Kofi adjusts, but Jimmy saves his brother! The two teams have a stand off and fans cheer. The first countdown is here, and joining this match… Lucha House Party!
Lince and Metalik double enziguri the New Day! Then double springboard over the Usos to double seated senton the New Day! LHP is back up to double mule kick the Usos. Lince get a boost from Metalik to dropkick Kofi out! LHP stomp Big E out then go after Jey with CHOPS! They double whip Jey then Metalik runs in, but is put on the outside. Metalik enziguris back, Lince handsprings for the GOLDEN REWIND! Metalik gets some help, for an elevated splash! Cover, Jimmy runs over but Metalik gets clear, Jimmy ends up dropping ax handles on his brother! LHP goes after Jimmy together but Jimmy uppercuts and CHOPS them away! Jimmy whips Metalik but Metalik runs the ropes to missile dropkick!
Lince goes up to moonsault! Metalik MOONSAULTS! Lince goes up for another MOONSAULT! Cover, but Jey breaks it! Big E returns but LHP kicks and CHOPS him first. LHP double whip but Big E holds ropes. Metalik runs in but Big E hip tosses him out hard! Then he does the same to Lince! Big E and Kofi coordinate, and Big E boosts Kofi to take out both members of LHP! Kofi throws the luchadors in and Big E drags Lince over. Kofi scoops Metalik to slam next to Lince. Big E stands ready, Kofi runs and leap frogs, but Lince gets clear! Metalik gets elbows but Big E runs at Lince. Lince goes up and over and Big E gets only post! Lince springboards but Jey shoves him!
The Golden Lynx collides with steel cage and gets stuck in the chains! He sits up and climbs to get away from Big E, but Jey pursues! Lince kicks Jey away and sits on top of a pod. The Usos both go after Lince and he fights them away. Kofi hops up from the post but Lince just clubs away with fury! Metalik joins in and LHP mugs Kofi on the pod’s roof! Kofi drops! He catches himself on the edge, but LHP stomp his hands! Kofi drops to the floor, and Lince LEAPS onto the Usos! Metalik SUPER SENTONS onto The New Day in the ring!! The countdown returns, and the next team to join… Miz and Morrison!
The champions rush in to go after the New Day! Morrison throws Kofi out while Miz throws Big E into steel! Morrison mugs Kofi against the chains and grinds a knee in! Miz throws Jey Uso into steel, then Jimmy, too! Miz and Morrison drag Lince into the ring, and double ALABAMA SLAM! Morrison runs and Miz follows, Shining Wizard and basement boot! Standing shooting star! Cover, but Metalik breaks it! Miz and Morrison mug Metalik, then whip him into a Tree of Woe! Miz unleashes It Kicks then holds Metalik up for Morrison’s spinning enziguri! Jey runs into a double gut buster, and double basement DDT! Cover, but Jimmy breaks it!
Morrison kicks Jimmy to the ropes then drags him up. Miz and Morrison double whip Jimmy corner to corner, then Miz whips Morrison in. Jimmy puts Morrison outside and boots Miz. Jimmy ROCKS Morrison with a right then Miz with an uppercut. But Miz counters Jimmy to an A-List Combination, with Morrison’s springboard DOUBLE STOMPS added on! Cover, TWO!! The Usos survive but Morrison goes right after Lince. Miz boots Jimmy out then keeps Big E out. Morrison toys with Lince, then gut wrenches him for a spinning crucifix SLAM! Cover, Metalik breaks it! Miz kicks Metalik around, then Morrison ROCKS Metalik with a right! Morrison whips Metalik at Miz and Miz pops Metalik up, but Metalik lands on the corner!
Metalik mule kicks Miz then goes up the pod again. Morrison pursues but Metalik kicks and punches back. Metalik SUPER-RANAS Morrison down!! Cover, but Miz breaks it in time! Miz throws hands on Metalik as fans chant “This is Awesome!” Miz endures that because it sounds like “Miz is Awesome,” but Kofi leaps ax handles on him! Kofi rallies and hits a dropkick to a leaping ax handle! NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! Kofi is fired up and aims from the corner. Fans clap along as Kofi spins, but Miz ducks to lift. Morrison springboards, FLYING CHUCK HART ATTACK! Cover, but Big E breaks it! Morrison throws hands and kicks on Big E while Miz keeps Kofi down. Morrison runs but into a belly2belly! Miz boots Big E down and gives him It Kicks!
Big E stays up, Miz gets the cheesy chant going, but Big E brings him up! Kofi climbs, Morrison can’t make it, DOUBLE STOMP BOMB!! Cover, but Morrison breaks it now! The countdown returns but we know who joins now: HEAVY MACHINERY! Otis and Tucker have the fans behind them as Otis runs over Morrison! Tucker hits Jimmy, Otis hits Jey! Metalik, Kofi, Big E, they all get run over! Tucker clotheslines Jimmy out then Otis throws Jey! Heavy Machinery SQUASH the Usos against steel! And again! And again! They keep going! Lince climbs up top and to the pod as the Usos get the belly sandwich! Heavy Machinery looks for more targets, and Tucker whips and scoops Metalik for a sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO! Otis looks around but Big E runs him over! Tucker clotheslines Big E! Heavy Machinery flank Big E for an extra thicc sandwich!
Big E is in the drop zone and fans fire up for Otis! The Dozer pumps up, and he says this one’s for Roode-Dolph. Otis hits a CATERPILLAR! Cover, but Kofi breaks it! The Usos, Miz and Morrison and Kofi go after Heavy Machinery, but… Wait, is Lince up on the ceiling!? They all see him as he SHOOTING STARS!!! Only Otis got clear! Philly loses their minds as Heavy Machinery regroups aside of the human wreckage. Metalik runs in, but gets the COMPACTOR!! Cover, Heavy Machinery ELIMINATES Lucha House Party! Otis and Tucker tell Roode-Dolph it’s only a matter of time. Because he comes the countdown! Heavy Machinery surrounds the pods, and now Roode-Dolph wants to stay in! Miz and Morrison help out and they mug Heavy Machinery 4v2!
Morrison and Roode have Tucker in a corner while Miz and Ziggler throw Otis into steel! Ziggler grinds Otis’s face into the chains! Fans rally up for Otis as Ziggler pie faces Otis around. Tucker takes more stomps as Roode whips Morrison and Morrison whips Roode. Tucker elbows Roode down, and Otis rises up against Ziggler and Miz! Morrison runs in but is thrown outside! Otis throws Miz hard on the outside! Ziggler climbs the chains but Otis grabs hold of him! Ziggler fights and scurries away and has to go to the top of a pod. But Tucker climbs up behind him! Tucker taps Ziggler on the shoulder, before bumping him off glass! Otis is waiting, and Tucker tosses Ziggler to him! Otis has Ziggler, then turns and tosses him into ropes! “Oh yeah, Tucky!!” Tucker SUPER SWANTONS onto the New Day and Usos!!!
Philly is thunderous for Heavy Machinery, but Roode goes after Otis! Roode-Dolph mug Otis at the ropes with punches and stomps. Fans boo as they grind their boots into Otis. Roode and Ziggler drag Otis up to throw at steel, but he powers up again! Otis clotheslines Roode into the ring then CLOBBERS Ziggler! Fans are all fired up for Otis as he brings Ziggler up. Roode saves Ziggler to kick Otis and reel him in. But no Glorious DDT, just a big back body drop! Otis wants after Ziggler still, and Ziggler flounders in a corner. Otis runs in, but Ziggler gets clear, sending Otis into the pod! The Dozer SMASHES through the Plexiglas!!! He’s OUTSIDE the Chamber!! Philly is losing their minds, but who wouldn’t be?!
Tucker sees what happened to his best friend and is in utter shock! “This is Awesome!” even as medics check on Otis. Tucker has to focus back on the match, and he’s locked in on Roode-Dolph. Roode and Ziggler tell Tucker to stay back, but he takes them both on! BIG hands for Roode and Dolph! Fans are on Tucker’s side but Ziggler kicks low. Ziggler runs in, but the Famouser is sent into buckles! Tucker ROCKS Roode, but Ziggler SUPERKICKS Tucker! Roode hits a GLORIOUS DDT!! Cover, Roode-Dolph ELIMINATE Heavy Machinery! All it took was a pod and a 2v1 situation. Otis rises but it doesn’t matter now as he and Tucker are out.
Fans tell Roode-Dolph what they think of them, but Ziggler just mocks Otis’s departure. Kofi hits TROUBLE IN PARADISE on Ziggler! Big Ending for Roode! The Usos are climbing opposite ends, and are on the pods… DOUBLE SUPER UCE! Cover, The Usos ELIMINATE Roode-Dolph! That’s what you call karma! And now, we just have the Usos, the New Day, and the SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Miz and Morrison regroup, as do the other two teams. The long time rivals stare down, but then all four men look at Miz and Morrison. And a fight is on! Now Miz and Morrison are in a 4v2 situation as they get stomped on! The Usos and New Day take a breather, then stomp some more!
The New Day have Miz and the Usos have Morrison, and throw them both out hard. But then Jimmy SUPERKICKS Big E while Kofi SUPERKICKS Jey!! No more alliance, Kofi hook kicks Jimmy into a cobra clutch and crossface forearms! Kofi drags Jimmy up but Jimmy slips out of the inverted suplex. Jimmy shoves, pop-up SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Jimmy runs into the Urenag-E! Big E runs into a Samoan Drop! Cover, TWO! All the teams are down but Jey runs at Kofi. Kofi slips out to swing kick back, then he climbs up top. Kofi headbutts Jey but Jey uppercuts Kofi! Jey climbs up but Kofi fights with body shots. Kofi gourd busters Jey down! Kofi goes up on top of a pod…! For a SUPER SPLASH! But Jey moves! Miz and Morrison cover, they ELIMINATE the New Day!!
Now it’s just the champions and the Usos! The Usos regroup in one corner and Miz-Morrison are in the other. Fans rally and duel as the four men stand. And then throw hands! Jey knees low but Morrison fires off, only to get an uppercut. The Usos throw the champs out but each one shoulders back in. Double springboards, into double SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! The Usos coordinate again, taking aim at a champion each. DOUBLE UCE, but Miz gets knees! Jey covers Morrison but Miz has Jimmy in a cradle, TWO!! Miz has Jimmy but Jimmy arm-drags out. Superkick is blocked but the Figure Four is denied. Miz ducks the double kicks, sends Jey into Jimmy, FINALE!! Cover, TWO!?! Into the FIGURE FOUR! Jimmy endures but Morrison dropkicks Jey out.
Morrison goes up as Miz has the ropes, so that STARSHIP PAIN hits Jimmy! Jimmy is out, Morrison covers, but Jey rolls Morrison! Miz has to undo the Figure Four first! TWO, but Jey SUPERKICKS Miz! SUPERKICK for Morrison! Cover, TWO!?! All four men are down and fans are rallying again. Jey drags Morrison up and whips him at Miz. Miz slides under, sunset flips, but Morrison slingshots for a prawn hold and Miz slips out to put his feet on the ropes for his match box, it’s a very complicated double cover!! The Miz & Morrison win!!
Winners: The Miz & John Morrison, by pinfall (still SmackDown Tag Team Champions)
The Greatest Tag Team of the 21st Century survive this blockbuster of a match! Miz and Morrison are the last team standing and continue down the Road to WrestleMania! Will they ride off into the sunset all the way to Tampa?
Backstage interview with Natalya.
The Queen of Harts knows she has five talented opponents to worry about, but how is her good friend, Beth Phoenix? Beth is one of the strongest women Natty knows, and she will pull through. But that won’t be the case for Randy Orton when Edge returns again. The Viper may have struck Beth with an RKO, but he also questioned her role as a wife and mother. There is nothing Edge and Beth take more pride in than their marriage and their family. They’re family to Natty, so tonight, she will unleash her legacy. She was born to do this. But can she win it all against a stacked field?
No Disqualifications: AJ Styles w/ The OC VS Aleister Black!
The Phenomenal One has the Good Brothers by his side as always. They all had a part in doing damage to the Embodiment of the End, and now there are no rules keeping them back. Will Aleister have to go through Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson again just to get at Styles?
The bell rings and Styles smirks as he circles with Aleister. They approach but Styles backs off to the ropes. Styles tells Aleister to stay back but there’s No DQ so it doesn’t matter. Aleister and Styles tie up, Styles headlocks, and he holds on as Aleister tries to power out. Aleister powers out the second time but Styles grabs the ropes. “Not tonight!” Styles and Aleister circle and tie up and Styles gets a leg. They end up on the ropes, Aleister pushes Styles of, and the two reset. Another tie up and Styles gets the leg. Aleister breaks free, Styles ducks a kick and gets the leg takedown. Aleister elbows Styles away but Styles says he’s going to take the leg off.
The two circle again, tie up, and Styles goes after the leg. Aleister uses that to roll Styles and KICK him down! Aleister throws body shots on Styles in the corner then big kicks! He KICKS the leg out! Aleister stomps the ankle then drags Styles up for big uppercuts. Aleister gives more kicks, then gets the leg just to kick it! Gallows is on the apron but hops off as Aleister storms over. Styles gets Aleister’s leg for a dragon screw! Aleister still KICKS with it! Anderson distracts now and Styles chop blocks the legs out! Aleister hobbles up and Styles stalks him to a corner to chop block him again! Styles kicks the leg then drops a knee on it! Aleister is down and The OC cheer their leader. Styles stalks Aleister but Aleister keeps his guard up, even on the mat.
Styles kicks the bad leg then stands on it to stomp it! Aleister clutches that leg but Styles is after it with a toehold. Aleister endures as Styles cranks on the leg. The OC laugh but Aleister kicks Styles with his free leg! Styles rolls out of the ring but he goes under the ring. Styles brings out a kendo stick! He rushes in to SMACK the bad leg! Aleister crawls to a corner but Styles SMACKS the leg again! Styles swings again, Aleister hops over it, and Aleister ROUNDHOUSES Styles down! Aleister hobbles over, takes the kendo stick for his own, but Styles dropkicks Aleister out of the ring! Anderson creeps over but Styles slingshots, into a KNEE! Aleister leans on the announce desk while Styles sputters. Fans cheer as Aleister goes searching under the ring. Aleister brings out a TABLE!
Aleister sets the table up and goes after Styles, but Styles uses a chair! Styles SMACKS the leg then SMACKS Aleister on the back! Aleister grits his teeth as he writhes, but Styles drags him up to put in the ring. Styles wedges the chair into the corner while Aleister crawls to the opposite end. Styles grabs the leg and brings Aleister over, but Aleister throws punches. They brawl, Styles aims Aleister at the chair but Aleister slips out to hit back. Styles PELES Aleister down hard! Styles drops knees on the leg and clamps on with a toehold! Aleister endures but Styles lets up. Styles toys with Aleister, kicking him while he’s down. Fans boo as Styles drags Aleister up for haymakers. Styles KICKS the bad leg out but Aleister headbutts low! Aleister blocks a punch to give a strike fest! KNEE THRUST!
Aleister leans on the ropes while Styles goes to the opposite end. Aleister hobbles over but Styles rolls him to the CALF CRUSHER!! Styles cranks on the leg over and over, but Aleister endures as he crawls to the kendo stick! Aleister uses it to GRIND Styles’ face into the mat! Aleister is free of the hold but Styles backs down. Styles stands but Aleister SMACKS Styles’ leg now! And his head! And his back! Then his front! Aleister is fired up, but Styles kicks the bad leg. Aleister stays up but Styles PELES again! Both men are down and the OC coach Styles up. Styles stands and sees the table. He drags Aleister up but Aleister escapes the bomb.
Aleister sends Styles to the apron but Styles counter kicks, then point-blank slingshot forearms! Cover, TWO! Styles brings Aleister up, snap BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Aleister survives and Styles grows frustrated. Styles circles Aleister like a shark, and puts the chair back in the corner. Styles drags Aleister over to ram a knee in. Fans boo as Styles goes to a corner and climbs up top. But Aleister steps up to KICK Styles back down! Styles is in a daze on the apron while Aleister hobbles up. Aleister throws more strikes on Styles, but Styles shoves. Aleister bobs ‘n’ weaves then sweeps the legs! Running knee! Aleister manages a kip up and a springboard, QUEBRADA! Cover, TWO!! Aleister’s bad leg slowed him down there, but fans rally up for him.
Styles flounders while Aleister aims from a corner. Aleister fights through the pain to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Again, the bad leg was a factor. Aleister stalks Styles and kicks him back down. Styles blocks a kick for an USHIGOROSHI! Styles made sure to fold Aleister up just right for that one! Fans rally up as Styles stands again and he drags Aleister up. Styles brings Aleister in for the Clash, but Aleister back drops. Styles sunset flips but Aleister rolls through to BOOT! Quebrada, but into a TOMBSTONE- NO! Victory roll, TWO!! Styles almost got caught trying to send a message! Aleister ROUNDHOUSES, then BOOTS Styles into the chair!! Styles flops out of the ring but Aleister pursues.
Aleister punches Styles and kicks him against the announce desk. And again! Styles swings Aleister’s bad leg into the side of the desk! Styles gets space, runs back in, and TACKLES Aleister up and over the desk! Aleister flops against arm chairs but Styles pulls things off the desk. Fans anticipate what’s coming as Styles drags Aleister up onto the desk. Styles wants the suplex, but Aleister sweeps Styles’ legs! Styles hits off the desk on the way down! Aleister catches his breath, then LEAPS to METEORA Styles through the table!! Fans lose their minds while the ref checks on both men. Aleister writhes but manages to rise, and he hobbles over to Styles. Aleister puts Styles in but the bad leg slows him down. Styles flounders but Aleister lifts his head with the good leg.
Gallows gets in but he gets a ROUNDHOUSE! Anderson uppercuts but Aleister KNEES him down! Aleister has Philly fired up as he watches all three OC. They all go after him! No DQ means the OC can beat him up 3v1 and it’s all fair! Gallows and Anderson drag Aleister up, and hit MAGIC KILLER! Styles prepares his arm as the Good Brothers drag Aleister up. But then the gong sounds!! And the lights go out!! When the lights come back up, The Undertaker is here! And he has both Good Brothers in his grasp! Styles springboards, into Taker’s CHOKE SLAM!! The lights go out again, and when they go up, Taker is gone! Aleister sees Styles is vulnerable and he drags himself up with the ropes. Styles manages to stand, but he turns around into BLACK MASS! Cover, Aleister wins!
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall
The Phenom helps the Embodiment of the End made the Phenomenal One #FadeToBlack! Will Styles reconsider his path down a dark alley on his Road to WrestleMania?
Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits VS Seth Rollins & Murphy w/ The Authors of Pain!
Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins felt the pressure when it was #NowOrNever for these titles on Monday. And they thrived under pressure to take these titles off the Monday Night Pariah and #MurphTheSmurf. But they were also willing to give Rollins and Murphy a rematch, putting the pressure back on the former champions. Will the inevitable come back around?
Before the match, the Profits speak backstage. “Elimination Chamber! That’s right, that’s right!” They are in uncharted territories, the Undertaker is back, and the Profits have that tag title drip. But everyone is ready for March Madness, when they should be watching Ford & Dawkins prove they are NOT One And Done. #TrustTheProcess and know that the Profits are up!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and this rematch from Raw begins!
Dawkins starts against Rollins and they tie up. Rollins tries to bring Dawkins to the corner but Dawkins gets free. Fans chant “We Want the Smoke!” as Dawkins and Rollins tie up again. Rollins waistlocks but Dawkins throws him off. Murphy assures Rollins it’s all good, and Rollins tags out. Rollins and Murphy hug, but then Dawkins waistlocks Murphy. Murphy standing switches but Dawkins wrenches out. Murphy wrenches and headlocks but Dawkins powers out. The two collide, neither falls, so Murphy SLAPS Dawkins! Things speed up, Dawkins hurdles and runs Murphy over! Ford is fired up as Dawkins wrenches the arm and yanks on the arm.
Tag to Ford and Ford hops up to drop ax handles! Ford wrenches Murphy and Dawkins tags in. Dawkins hops up and stirs it up to drop ax handles of his own. Dawkins wrenches Murphy and fans chant “We Want the Smoke!” before he yanks on the arm over and over. Rollins grows frustrated on the corner as Ford tags in. Ford hits double stomps to the arm! Ford wrenches but Murphy ROCKS him with a right. Murphy tags Rollins and they mug Ford in the corner. Rollins grinds his foot in but the ref backs him off. Rollins taunts Dawkins before he goes back to Ford. He bumps Ford off buckles in an open corner then CHOPS him. Rollins climbs up and grinds Ford’s face while mocking the red Solo cups.
Fans boo but Rollins whips Ford corner to corner. Ford goes up and handsprings around to fire up. Things speed up, Ford hurdles and hurdles and arm-drags Rollins all around! Ford wrenches but Rollins ROCKS him! Tag to Murphy, but Murphy runs into an arm-drag! Ford cranks on the arm but Murphy arm-drags free. Ford arm-drags Murphy again! Rollins shouts at Murphy as Ford tags Dawkins. Ford whips and Dawkins dropkicks Murphy, then the Profits double arm-drag Murphy out! Rollins runs in but he gets a double arm-drag! The Profits double dropkick Murphy and Rollins out and fans are fired up! Dawkins fetches Murphy into the ring but Murphy bails out. Dawkins pursues but has to go around the AOP. Rollins tags in and chop blocks Dawkins’ leg out!
Rollins clubs Dawkins and stomps him around. Neckbreaker! Rollins drags Dawkins around to jam the leg! He slaps Dawkins around while mocking “the smoke.” He traps Dawkins’ leg and tags Murphy, and Murphy kicks away on the leg! Fans rally but Murphy brings Dawkins over to drop down on the leg. And again! Murphy tries a third time but Dawkins pushes him out of the ring! Murphy scrambles in but the tag to Ford makes it! Ford crossbodies Murphy, ROCKS Rollins and runs at Murphy. Murphy back drops Ford and Ford almost lands on his feet! Ford flounders but dodges Murphy to run and hurdle over to hit a LEAPING body press! Ford spins and spins and DDT’s Murphy down! He kips up to throw Rollins out! Standing moonsault on Murphy! Cover, TWO!
Ford grabs Dawkins’ lost headband to FLY! Direct hit on Rollins and Murphy! Ford puts Murphy in but Rollins distracts the ref, and the AOP attack! They throw Ford into barriers! Akam and Rezar get away with helping their leader, but here come the Viking Raiders! Erik & Ivar throw hands with AOP! The Raiders fight the AOP to the ramp and then backstage! Rollins puts Ford in but Ford rolls him up, TWO! Rollins clobbers Ford and covers, TWO, but Rollins clamps onto Ford with a chinlock. Ford endures and fights his way up. Fans rally but Rollins suplexes Ford to the Falcon Arrow! Cover, TWO! Rollins keeps his eyes on Dawkins as he drags Ford up. Tag to Murphy and they mug Ford at the ropes.
Murphy throws a hard right then snapmares to drive his knees in. Murphy wraps Ford up in a chinlock but fans rally up again. Ford fights up and fights out, but Murphy elbows him down. Murphy stomps Ford in the corner then runs in but Ford BOOTS! Ford elbows Rollins away but Murphy catches his leap! Ford sunset flips but Murphy slips through to meteora! Cover, TWO! Murphy tags Rollins and they drag Ford up to double whip him into the corner. Rollins whips Murphy but Ford throws him out! Ford goes up and over Rollins, Rollins back suplexes but Ford lands on his feet! Hot tag to Dawkins! The Curse of Greatness rallies on Murphy and Rollins! Clotheslines and dropkicks for everyone!
Dawkins reels Murphy in for a flapjack! Cyclone splash for Murphy! Cyclone splash for Rollins! BULLDOG! Fans fire up and Dawkins tags in Ford. Dawkins whips Ford in for a cyclone splash of his own! Assisted Sliced Bread! Cover, TWO!! Ford tags back to Dawkins and Dawkins hoists Rollins up in the Electric Chair. But Rollins slips out, Ford leaps over, and Rollins SLINGBLADES Ford down! Tag to Murphy, Murphy goes to kick Dawkins but is blocked. Rollins SUPERKICKs, Murphy KNEE TRIGGERS, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Dawkins! Ford springboards into double SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Murphy asks Rollins what to do, and Rollins tells him. Murphy pushes Ford out then brings Dawkins over. They coordinate, but Dawkins counters the bomb to a catapult!
Murphy hits buckles, Rollins tags in, springboard into a RIGHT hand! Ford tags in, WORLD STAR SPLASH, but Rollins gets his knees up!! Cradle, TWO!! Rollins runs in, misses the stop, Murphy tags in. Rollins ROCKS Ford, lifts, BUCKLE BOMB ENZIGURI! Murphy is up top, SUPER METEORA! Cover, but Dawkins breaks it! Rollins throws Dawkins out then runs, to DIVE! But Dawkins catches him!? For an EXPLODER! Murphy runs at Ford but is put on the apron. Murphy enziguris Ford then climbs up, but Ford ROCKS him right back! Ford climbs up to join Murphy but Murphy resists the superplex. Ford keeps trying but Murphy clubs his back. Murphy punches Ford away but Dawkins tags in.
Ford ROCKS Murphy again and now both Profits climb! The Profits really are up as they bring Murphy up. But Rollins adds on, TOWER OF DOOM!! Double powerbomb superplex!! All four men are down but here comes Kevin Owens! Kevin has a bag of popcorn as he comes down the stairs. Kevin doesn’t see an open seat so he goes to ringside and sits at one of the desks. Rollins sees Kevin, and Kevin throws popcorn at him! Dawkins POUNCES Rollins into the barriers! Murphy FLIES but the Profits catch him! For a DOUBLE BARRIER BOMB! Dawkins puts Murphy in and Ford sips from the cup! Cyclone splash and a tag, then a Pop-up SPINE BUSTER! WORLD STAR!! Cover, The Profits win!!
Winners: The Street Profits, by pinfall (still Raw Tag Team Champions)
Kevin definitely likes what he saw. The Profits deny Rollins and Murphy and have the gold! Will WrestleMania have the smoke?
As for Rollins, he sees Murphy down on the outside, but doesn’t see Kevin getting in! Kevin sets his popcorn down and turns Rollins around, for a STUNNER! Just in time for 3/16 next week! Kevin “shares” the rest of his popcorn with Murphy on his way out. Will Kevin and the resistance continue to ruin Rollins’ “vision” for Raw?
WWE Intercontinental Championship 3v1 Handicap Match: Braun Strowman VS Sami Zayn, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura!
The Monster Among Men knew that fighting one of “The Great Liberator’s” men meant fighting them all, so he gladly welcomed the adjustments to the contract. However, is he going to end up eating his words when it only takes one of them to win?
Before the match, Team Sami is interviewed backstage. Strowman vowed to retain despite the odds. Does that shake their confidence? You tell them, Kayla. Look at these faces. Does it look like Team Sami lacks confidence? Sami knows what the “bloodthirsty” Philly fans want. They want a “bash ’em smash ’em monster truck rally,” but sorry, that’s not happening tonight! Do they realize that it has been months of back ‘n’ forth yet Strowman hasn’t gotten to Sami once? Strowman wants Sami to #GetTheseHands, but not one hair on Sami’s pretty little head has been harmed.
Until tonight. Sami knows that he goes toe to toe with Strowman. Yes, Sami knows his team is behind him, but he vows to take care of this himself. For all we know, they might not even tag in. Sami vows to serve justice and bring the WWE Intercontinental Championship back to where it belongs! Is Sami going to be the one to eat his words now?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Sami’s bravery is put to the test!
Sami eggs Strowman on but then immediately goes to his corner. Shinsuke tags in and Strowman just rushes at Sami! Sami gets clear, Strowman shoves Shinsuke down, then goes after Sami again. Shinsuke takes advantage to get a headlock, but Strowman lifts him by just standing up! Strowman powers out, Shinsuke dodges and ducks to clothesline! But Strowman stays up! Strowman CLOBBERS Shinsuke! Sami definitely doesn’t want to go toe to toe with Strowman now. Strowman headbutts Shinsuke then glares at Sami. Strowman whips Shinsuke hard into buckles! He tells Sami this is for him, and whips Shinsuke again. Strowman runs to corner splash Shinsuke down. Strowman turns on a dime to go after Sami! Sami runs away but Shinsuke dropkicks legs out! And enziguris!
Tag to Cesaro and now the Swiss Cyborg hits a BIG EuroUpper! Cesaro puts Strowman against the ropes to choke, but the ref backs him off. Sami gets a cheap shot in! Sami tags in and he stomps away on Strowman! The ref backs Sami off but Sami soaks up the heat as he double guns. Sami shouts, “That’s what you get!” then tags in Shinsuke. Shinsuke rams knees into Strowman then puts him on the ropes for Bad Vibrations! Sami tags back in and he goes after Strowman in the corner with both boots! The ref reprimands but Sami just laughs. Sami backs off at the count of 4 then tags in Cesaro. Cesaro walks into a body shot but he BOOTS Strowman down! Cover, TWO! Cesaro stomps Strowman down then tags Sami. Sami is cocky again as he jabs Strowman.
Sami soaks up the heat, mocks the catch phrase, but Strowman sits up! Once again, Sami runs away and tags in Shin! Shinsuke hops onto Strowman with a sleeper hold! Strowman drops to a knee and Shinsuke grinds harder! Strowman sits down and Sami says the team’s got him! Shinsuke leans on Strowman as fans rally up. Strowman is turning red like Shinsuke’s gear, but he powers up to sidewalk slam free! Shinsuke tags to Cesaro but Strowman ROCKS Cesaro and runs him over! Strowman rallies with shoulders then TOSSES Cesaro to the corner! And the other way! And back again! Strowman runs into a boot, Shinsuke tags in.
Cesaro runs into a pop up flapjack! Shinsuke runs into a CLUBBING forearm! Fans fire up as Team Sami is all on the outside. Strowman wants to take a lap but Sami runs in and attacks! It does nothing! Sami runs away and Strowman chases him! Strowman runs over Shinsuke, then Cesaro! They keep going and Sami goes under the ring! Strowman looks for him but gets attacked by Cesaro and Shinsuke! Sami returns, and the whole team throws Strowman into steel steps! They drag Strowman back up to put in the ring. Shinsuke aims from the corner, “YAO~!” KINSHASA to the BACK! Cover, TWO!?! Strowman survives and Cesaro tags in.
Cesaro drags Strowman up, reels him in, Gotch hold, but Strowman powers up! Strowman ROCKS Shinsuke but Sami saves Cesaro. Sami runs away. Strowman runs at Cesaro but gets posted! Cesaro dropkicks Strowman in deeper! The ref backs Cesaro off, KINSHASA against the POST!! Tag and Shinsuke is legal. Sami tags in now, Shinsuke and Cesaro drag Strowman up for the double suplex HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, Team Sami wins!!
Winner: Team Sami, by pinfall (Sami Zayn is the NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion)
The Great Liberator takes all the credit for the team effort! Brains (and numbers) beat brawn, but will the Monster Among Men #GetTheseHands on Sami for payback on the Road to WrestleMania?
Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match!
The Queen of Spades made her return to Raw by taking a literal bite out of The Man! That is why Becky Lynch is actively rooting for Shayna Baszler in this match. But with Natalya, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in the mix, will Becky get the fight she wants for WrestleMania? Or will another rise up though the chaos and pain promised by the sadistic structure?
The Empress of Tomorrow, the Country Strong Viking, the LIVing Karma, and Shayna start off in the pods. That means this match starts with the Queen of Harts and the former leader of the Riott Squad. Will either woman make it to the end?
The bell rings and Ruby kicks Natty right away. Natty back drops but Ruby sunset flips, TWO! Ruby ROCKS Natty then throws her into buckles. Ruby throws heavy forearms then talks smack to Liv. Natty pushes Ruby back, dodges her in the corner, and throws her up and over the ropes. Natty pursues to throw Ruby into a support beam! “See that, Liv? You like that, Ruby?” Liv laughs as Natty grinds Ruby into steel chains for her. Natty drags Ruby up for a snap suplex to the hard floor! Natty grabs Ruby’s legs for the Sharpshooter! Liv watches and waves at Ruby as she endures the hold. But Ruby rolls and throws Natty into the Plexiglas! Natty clutches her neck while Ruby hobbles over.
Ruby drags Natty around to stomp her down, making sure Liv sees it all. Becky watches backstage as Ruby decides to climb. Ruby STAGE DIVE SENTONS! She crushes Natty then pushes her into the ring to cover, TWO! Ruby keeps on Natty by throwing her back out to the hard floor. She grinds Natty into the steel then drags her up. Ruby makes sure Sarah sees the standing STO! Ruby kicks Natty against the steel then drags her up. She throws Natty hard into the chains! Natty sputters as Ruby pushes her into steel again. But Natty slips out to Electric Chair! Ruby holds the steel to resist Natty’s plans, but Natty gets her away! Electric Chair DROP into the chains!
The first countdown is here, and the first woman to join this match is… Sarah Logan! Sarah gets out of her pod to SHOTGUN KNEE Natty into Liv’s pod! Natty checks her jaw after that one! Sarah drags Natty up to throw back into Liv’s pod. Sarah tells Ruby to watch as she goes after her. Ruby decides to climb and flee instead. So Sarah pursues! They fight on top of Liv’s pod! Liv watches as the two former friends brawl. Ruby punches Sarah but Sarah pop-up HEADBUTTS back! Sarah kicks Ruby but Ruby grabs the chains! Natty drags Ruby down from the floor and Sarah kicks at Ruby’s hands. Natty BOMBS Ruby down! Both women are down but Sarah smiles as she watches them from up above. Ruby and Natty slowly stand, and Sarah SUPER CROSSBODIES down on them both!!
All three women are down but Sarah shoves Ruby into the ring. Ruby flounders to a corner but Sarah is on her with stomps. Sarah hoists Ruby up top and climbs up to join her. Sarah howls but Natty joins in! TOWER OF DOOM, powerbomb superplex! All three women are down again, and the countdown returns! Next to join this match is… SHAYNA! The Queen of Spades goes after the Queen of Harts and posts her! Shayna butterfly gut wrenches Sarah to a DOMINATOR! Then KNEES her right in the head, before putting on the KIRAFUDA KLUTCH! Sarah taps, Shayna ELIMINATES her! Shayna throws strikes all over Ruby, butterfly gut wrench DOMINATOR again! And another KNEE! And the KIRAFUDA! Ruby taps out, Shayna ELIMINATES her now! Two eliminations in under a minute!
Shayna grins as she stalks up to Natty. Shayna opens a chamber door and drags Natty up to throw her inside! And then stomp away against the Plexiglas! Shayna backs off and Natty stands, but Shayna puts her in the doorway, to SLAM the door shut! And again! And again! Shayna shows no mercy as she wraps on the Kirafuda! Natty taps, Shayna ELIMINATES her third opponent! Fans boo as Shayna dusts off her hands while she stands all alone. Shayna just waits out the clock as Asuka and Liv are stuck in their pods. Shayna taunts Liv but Asuka is raring to go. Asuka even taunts back, so Shayna goes over to get up to the glass. Asuka calls Shayna stupid in both English and Japanese, but Shayna just laughs.
Fans boo as Shayna just swaggers about. Liv points at the Mania sign and she shouts that she’s going to Tampa. Shayna lets her hair down as she waits for a pod to open. Fans grow impatient but the countdown finally returns. Next in is… LIV! And Shayna is right on her! But Liv throws kicks, only to be shoved into steel. Liv boots back, then grabs on, only to be BOMBED into steel! And swung into chains! And into Plexiglas!! Liv is almost in tears but Shayna just smiles. Fans boo again as Shayna leaves Liv behind just to taunt Asuka. Asuka taunts back and Becky watches. Becky is actually amused by Shayna’s swagger. Liv somehow gets in the ring, and she SLAPS Shayna! Shayna LARIATS Liv down! Liv flounders to a corner but Shayna runs in, to KNEE her right down!
Shayna taunts Asuka again as she keeps on Liv. Shayna presses Liv into the glass for Asuka to look at but Asuka just talks trash at Shayna. Liv sputters as Shayna drags her up, for a HANGING SLEEPER! Shayna cranks Liv back while staring Asuka down! Liv fades out, Shayna ELIMINATES her fourth opponent! And fans boo as Asuka impatiently kicks at the pod. Shayna returns to pacing while Asuka continues to call her stupid. Fans are on Asuka’s side but Shayna encourages it. There is more pacing and taunting but time ticks by slowly when you’re waiting. The countdown finally returns, and we finally have Empress of Tomorrow VS Queen of Spades, two of the most deadly and dominant women to ever be NXT Women’s Champion. Now, they fight to see who has a WrestleMania moment with the Raw Women’s Champion!
Shayna and Asuka stand face to face and dare the other to make a move. Asuka kicks, Shayna ducks and boots, but Asuka ducks and hip attacks! Fans fire up as Asuka gives Shayna kick after kick! And a mule kick! Asuka runs, but Shayna blocks the sliding enziguri! Shayna trips Asuka to kick and kick and kick back. Shayna gut wrenches again, but Asuka slips out! Asuka and Shayna fight for the backslide, but Shayna spins out. Asuka ROUNDHOUSES Shayna, and grabs Shayna for the ASUKA LOCK!! Shayna slips out, wants the Kirafuda, but Asuka slips out again to ASUKA LOCK!! Shayna is caught!! But she rolls to the ropes, to the hard floor, and to the chains!
Shayna drags herself up but Asuka holds on. Shayna rams Asuka into steel chains! Then dribbles her off it again and again! Asuka sits down but she shakes her head, refusing to quit. Asuka runs at Shayna but Shayna gets her arm on the ropes! Shayna tortures the bad wrist! Shayna pushes Asuka into the ring, and wraps her up in the Kirafuda! Asuka moves forward, tries for a cover, but Shayna resists, so the two break. Shayna kicks the bad arm! And wrenches it all around! Butterfly gut wrench, DOMINATOR! KNEE! And KIRAFUDA! Asuka fades out, Shayna WINS!
Winner: Shayna Baszler, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the Raw Women’s Championship)
Bloodthirsty Baszler did as she promised, and as Becky wanted. We have our WrestleMania moment, but will it be The Man triumphant over another contender? Or will Shayna feast upon the biggest prey on Monday Night Raw?
What a wild night. I had been calling this “WWE Obligation Chamber” given the nature of the Raw Women’s Chamber, but to be honest, a great majority of this night was great. Bryan VS Gulak was surprisingly great, and it’s a good sign that Gulak is allowed to look this great. I was worried when he was trying to do the PowerPoint comedy with Strowman, but taking Bryan to his limit like this was a great way to salvage Gulak. I hope we get more, maybe even a Submission Iron Man match. Aleister VS Styles should’ve been paced better. I suppose we should commend The OC for only acting when Styles was in danger of losing, but there was just a lot they could’ve done better, even if it was just all so Taker could show up and make sure Styles lost.
The WWE midcard titles did pretty well tonight. Almas VS Carrillo was great once again, but I feel like the status quo is only hurting Carrillo. If WrestleMania rumors are true, a Fatal 4 Way for the United States Championship is going to be awesome, but how does Carrillo get in if he’s been losing to Garza and Almas? Other than that the WWE never cares about their own booking in how they book other things. And for half a second, I thought more seeds of dissent were being sown, but not really. Sami wins the Intercontinental Championship when he should’ve had it years ago, but maybe story circles around for there to be arguing within the team.
The tag titles were pretty great matches, too. The Raw tag title match was fun, but it was a lot like the match on Raw. Kevin showing up was of course a great moment, but Kevin hitting the Stunner, I wish this PPV was next week. That way it could lead into this whole “3:16 Day” with Stone Cold coming back to talk with Kevin about said Stunner. I just don’t think the Viking Raiders VS Hawkins & Ryder were needed if the Viking Raiders were going to show up and go after AOP. Like, okay, the Kickoff needed a match and Hawkins-Ryder haven’t done anything but it just seems a waste. Give us WWE 24/7 Championship stuff now that the internet is getting less of those! The chamber was down during the Kickoff, have an unofficial 24/7 Championship Chamber match!
Meanwhile, the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Chamber was incredible! Best thing all night! It was masterfully arranged, and even with status quo being kept, I am not disappointed. I could not have predicted Otis going through a pod and out of the chamber! But now, Miz & Morrison bringing these titles to Mania, I sense them having that direct feud with The Usos since the Usos pinned them on SmackDown a couple weeks ago. And is seems the rumored Mania match is happening. I’ll enjoy it whether it’s Otis VS Ziggler or the tag teams against each other, but this also needs to be the pay off for the glitching that happens around these characters.
I’m mostly just disappointed in the overall booking of the main event. Obviously Shayna was going to win so she needed to be dominant, but I’m not sure if she should have been this dominant. She eliminated all five other competitors, while completely trampling over the other stories in the match. I get that it got a ton of Heel Heat in a very Brock Lesnar way, but the WWE could’ve turned it down a notch. Let someone else eliminate one of the first three she took out. If Liv got one over on Ruby or Sarah, or Asuka gets Natty, that would’ve helped things even a little bit. But Shayna and Asuka being the last two for Shayna to inevitably win works fine, because they should be the two strongest.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/28/22)
There’s gold in Philly!
Will things get extreme for Dynamite in Philadelphia?
AEW visits the City of Brotherly Love for anything but! Will Jon Moxley get some payback on NJPW’s Juice Robinson in their world title eliminator match? Will Maxwell Jacob Friedman make his move?
- Bryan Danielson VS Matthew Menard w/ Angelo Parker; Bryan wins.
- AEW World Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Juice Robinson; Moxley wins and denies Juice a title match.
- Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Lumberjack Match: Toni Storm VS Serena Deeb; Storm wins and retains the title.
- Ricky Starks VS Eli Isom; Starks wins.
- ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Bandido; Jericho wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Jericho Appreciation Society heads to the ring!
Philly is fired up to sing Judas for Le Champion as he leads the way out for Tay Melo, Sammy Guevara, Anna Jay “A S,” “Daddy Magic” Matthew Menard, “Cool Hand” Angelo Parker, and a less than enthused Daniel Garcia. And no, it has nothing to do with them all wearing matching purple satin suits. The JAS goes to the ring where there is a purple carpet, purple balloons, golden number 8 balloons to acknowledge this is #OCHO for Jericho, and wow! Luigi Primo is there spinning pizza dough! Seems he catered this event for the JAS. Fans cheer but Parker gets the mic to say, “AEW Galaxy… APPRECIATE US!”
Parker says if there’s one thing we all know about Philly, it’s that Philly is the city of LOSERS! Fans boo that but Parker knows they’re not used to championship celebrations. But don’t worry, the JAS is here to give them that gift! Everyone, stand up and join in celebrating THE OCHOOOO~! Fans are a bit torn, but Menard says “What a celebration we have for you tonight! Daddy Magic put the call in to the pizza guy, Luigi Primo,” who is still spinning dough. Luigi, Daddy Magic loves a bit o’ the pizza. What kind of pizza did Luigi make for them tonight? He made the best pizza! From NEW YORK CITY!
That’s right! Philly thought they were getting a taste? “I DON’T THINK SO! No pizza for you! No pizza for you! No pizza for anybody!” Anna says NONE of the fans get pizza. Fans chant, “We Want Pizza!” Anna tells them to shut up! They don’t shut up. “I’LL CHOKE YOU OUT!” They don’t care! Anna says they do get the greatest ROH World Champion of all time, #THEOCHO, Chris Jericho~! Fans are again torn. Jericho takes the mic now and says, “You guys want pizza?” “YES!” “You can’t have any. What you can have is the most important ROH champion in history, THE OCHO, Chris Jericho!
“Everyone knows I’m the most honorable man in AEW, and now it’s official. I’m also the most viewed ROH champion. In just one week, more people have seen me win this belt than all other ROH champions put together, cuz no one knows about ROH! But you’re about to! Because I’m gonna change the way ROH is remembered. This is the era of the Ring of Jericho. And I’m gonna start tonight,” as the others dig into the pizza, “by having my first title defense against one of the greatest pro-wrestlers today, former ROH Champion, BANDIDO.” Fans cheer for that!
Jericho knows Bandido “never got the rematch for this championship that he deserves, I’m gonna give it to him tonight. Trust me, the man is gonna blow your mind. But trust me once again, he is a pro-wrestler, and like I always say, sports entertainers beat pro-wrestlers every single time.” Fans boo but the JAS applaud. And speaking of sports entertainer, it’s the ROH Pure Champion, Danny Garcia! Fans cheer for Garcia and Jericho knows they’ve had some miscommunications and some issues, but Jericho wants Garcia to know that Garcia is an amazing champion, an amazing sports entertainer, and he bought a gift just for Garcia.
Fans chant, “You’re a Wrestler!” but Garcia accepts the Gift of Jericho. It’s… a purple bucket hat! Jericho puts it on him! YES! That is the look of the Best Technical Sports Entertainer of All Time! Garcia doesn’t look happy, though. Garcia takes the hat off and fans cheer! Garcia throws it down and fans cheer more! And then Garcia DECKS Luigi! Fans boo that a bit but Garcia gets a mic. “This is enough. Chris, this is enough. This isn’t me. This is never what I envisioned myself doing when I wanted to get into this business. And I tolerated it for a little bit, but I think I’ve finally had enough.” Fans cheer that!
Garcia says he wants to tell Jericho something he’s been meaning to get off his chest for a long time now: “Chris… I think it’s time for me to-” Jericho cuts Garcia off by pushing the mic down. Jericho then tells Garcia to really think about what he’s about to say. “This is a crossroads for you. Make the right decision, you can be bigger than your wildest dreams in this business. Make the wrong decision, and I’m gonna have to take you out.” Jericho is going to ask Garcia just this once and Garcia needs to answer properly: “Are you a sports entertainer? Or are you a pro-wrestler?” Fans cheer for the one they wanna hear!
Garcia stares Jericho down and then brings the mic up. But then BRYAN DANIELSON makes his way out here! William Regal sees Bryan out to the stage, but the American Dragon is all alone as he approaches the ring. Bryan picks up the bucket hat to look at it. “Chris, it seems to me like you’re trying to tell Daniel Garcia what you think he should be. Garcia, listen. I have an infinite amount of respect for you. You’re a grown man. You can do whatever you want. If you wanna stay with the Jericho Appreciation Society, you can stay with them. If you wanna come to the Blackpool Combat Club,” which fans cheer loudly, “you can come with us.”
If Garcia wants to train with the JAS, or if he wants to train with the BCC. If Garcia wants to team with the JAS or if he wants to team with the BCC- Jericho tells Bryan to shut his mouth! Fans boo but Jericho says he is sick of Bryan trying to poach his guy! Garcia belongs to Jericho! Garcia does what Jericho tells him to do! Except Garcia gets in Jericho’s face! Garcia tells Jericho they’re getting one thing straight right now: Garcia does NOT belong to Jericho, and he does NOT have to do what he tells Garcia.
But let’s not get too serious now. This is supposed to be entertaining, right? So if Jericho wants sports entertainment, what if Garcia grabbed some of this pizza and he threw it on the ground. Would that be entertaining? “YES!” Garcia throws the pizza out of the ring! What if Garcia woke up Luigi Primo and started tossing dough with him? Would that be entertaining? “YES!” Justin Roberts, what if you and Garcia were a tag team? That’d be entertaining, right? Fans are more torn on that one. Garcia asks if the fans think it’d be entertaining if Garcia was in a tag team with Bryan Danielson. “YES!! YES!! YES!!”
Garcia asks Jericho if he wants to know what Garcia thinks would be really entertaining. If he and Bryan teamed up against Jericho’s little brother, Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho! Fans cheer for that one! Menard says he is sick of Garcia’s crap! For one year, when he had NOTHING and NOBODY, Menard & Parker had his back! And now Garcia wants to spit in their face and turn his back on them for “this piece of crap right here?” Menard oughta punch Bryan in the face and knock him out right now! Bryan says, “Right now? Wait, do you wanna punch me right now? Right here, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?” Fans want it!
Well then, Bryan has good news! He was told that he can come out here and have a match with anyone who wants to fight him! And Menard said he wanted to fight, so why don’t we do the “Entertainer,” Daddy Magic VS “The Heart of Professional Wrestling,” Bryan Danielson! And right here, right now!! Menard is fired up, the rest of the JAS holds him back, but will the American Dragon be the one doing the slaying tonight?
Bryan Danielson VS Matthew Menard w/ Angelo Parker!
Menard shoves Bryan and the bell rings! Fans fire up as Menard talks trash on Bryan. Menard shoves Bryan again, and again, but then Bryan EuroUppers! And EuroUppers! And EuroUppers! Menard kicks low, bumps Bryan off buckles and RAMS his shoulder in! Menard RAMS again and again, then climbs up to rain down fists! The ref counts, Menard lets off at 4, and he RAMS into Bryan some more! Parker applauds but then Bryan turns things around. Bryan CHOPS Menard, KICKS him, then KICKS and KICKS! Fans rally, Bryan wrenches and goes after the arm but Menard powers out. Bryan runs Menard over, then arm-drags him around!
Bryan has the armlock and he bends the fingers! Bryan top wristlocks to then isolate the arm, to STOMP it! Menard clutches the elbow but stands up into more EuroUppers. Bryan has Menard in a corner but Menard kicks low. Menard bumps Bryan off buckles, fires off forearms, then CHOPS! Bryan snarls but Menard CHOPS again. And again! Bryan EuroUppers Menard back! And again! Bryan whips Menard corner to corner but Menard reverses. Bryan BOOTS Menard, goes up, but Menard SHOVES Bryan down! Bryan tumbles to the floor and fans boo. Menard goes out to fetch Bryan and whips him hard into railing!
AEW goes picture in picture as Menard storms up on Bryan. Menard whips Bryan into more railing, then he brings Bryan around to whip into more railing! Menard refreshes the ring count and Parker taunts Bryan. Bryan crawls while Menard soaks up the heat. Menard watches Bryan as he gets in the ring, and he stomps Bryan at the ropes. Menard digs his knee in, lets off as the ref counts, and Menard soaks up more heat while Parker talks trash. The ref tells Parker to back away and Menard drags Bryan up for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Another cover, ONE! Menard clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down.
Bryan endures, fights up, and fans rally as Bryan throws body shots. Bryan is free, he EuroUppers Menard again then whips. Menard reverses and CLOBBERS Bryan with an elbow! Menard soaks up more heat while Bryan gets to ropes. Menard stomps Bryan, rains down punches, but lets off as the ref counts the ropebreak. Menard drags Bryan up, ROCKS him in a corner, then CHOPS him. Bryan goes to another corner but Menard keeps after him with another CHOP! Dynamite returns to single picture as Menard whips corner to corner. Bryan reverses but Menard comes back to LARIAT!
Both men are down but Menard drags Bryan up for a short arm LARIAT! And then another! Cover, TWO! Menard is frustrated and fans rally for Bryan. Bryan grits his teeth, Menard gives him kicks to the chest, and a CHOP! Bryan snarls and stands up. Menard CHOPS again, but Bryan just powers up! Menard CHOPS again but Bryan just eggs him on! Menard CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bryan fires off CHOPS and KICKS in the corner! Bryan whips but Menard reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over! Bryan keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up while Menard flounders to a corner!
Bryan runs in corner to corner to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going, another DROPKICK! And Bryan still keeps going, and he hits a third DROPKICK! Fans fire up but Parker is worried as Bryan watches Menard sit up. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Fans chant “YES!” with every one, but Parker saves Menard from the Buzzsaw! Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Bryan WRECKS Menard with a dropkick! Bryan takes aim, but Parker saves Menard from the flying knee! Menard RAMS Bryan into railing, and then he hoists Bryan up to POST him in the groin! The ref reprimands again, Menard distracts him so that Parker can DDT Bryan to the floor!
Fans boo but Parker puts Bryan in and Menard hoists him up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Bryan survives the screw job, and here comes Claudio! Claudio chases Parker, Parker loses his jacket and a shoe as he flees! Parker flounders through the ring then back out, only for Claudio to CLOBBER him with a EuroUpper! Claudio then gut wrenches Parker to carry him away up the ramp! Fans fire up as things are truly 1v1 now! Menard realizes what happened to Parker, he turns around and swings but Bryan dodges! BUSAIKU KNEE! And then the omoplata, LEBELL LOCK! Menard taps, Bryan wins!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission
Blackpool Combat Club watches out for each other, and Bryan gets a win! Will this help Bryan climb up towards a title match? Will the BCC soon have Daniel Garcia and the ROH Pure title on their side?
AEW takes a closer look at Moxley VS Juice.
Tony Schiavone notes that Jon Moxley, having won the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions, is now a THREE-TIME AEW World Champion, the most in history. And his interim championship reign made this year “The Summer of Moxley.” Can anyone dethrone him? Schiavone doesn’t think so. But the Bullet Club’s Booster asks, “What happened last time Jon Moxley was in the ring with Rock Hard Juice Robinson?” He of course means NJPW Capital Collision’s IWGP United States Championship Fatal 4 Way that Juice won to become the then champion. “I’ve hated this guy for ten YEARS!”
If Juice can beat Moxley in Philly, then he has a chance in Washington D.C. to face Moxley for the AEW World Championship. If Juice can do it once, can he do it again? Or will Moxley cross him off the list?
MJF is- Wait, Wheeler Yuta is here!
The Decoder storms out after watching the recap package of his encounter with MJF, and now he gets the mic! “M J F! MJF, we have a real serious problem, man. And it’s not what you think. It’s not that you’ve got this whole new army of lackeys, I could’ve seen that one coming from a few miles away. No, man, it’s not that you just tried to cheap shot me with the Dynamite Diamond Ring, because I’ve been hit a lot harder by a lot better men. Max, it’s the fact that you had the audacity to put your hands on Tony Schiavone, a man who has done more for AEW than you ever will! And Maxwell, Maxwell, I think actions should have consequences.
“And what better punishment than for you to walk down here and fight me in MY city!” Philly cheers, but Yuta then tells them sorry, don’t get too excited. We all know that Max just likes to run and hide. He liked to hide behind The Inner Circle, behind The Pinnacle, and now he’s hiding behind The Firm. He likes to hide behind that fake tan, his suits, and this very microphone. Because Max knows that once the bell rings, he can’t hang with Yuta! “So Max, if you wanna address these wonderful people in Philly, I’ll go ahead and do it for ya.
“Alright, uh, what do we got here? Charisma of drying paint, pet rock, I don’t think the Phillies have made the playoffs in like 11 years. He probably doesn’t even know that. I don’t know. But yeah, alright, what else? Can we skip to the part where we fight? Where you come down here and you take the ass kicking you deserve?!” Yuta’s fired up and here comes MJF! MJF has his music cut, and he’s wearing a Mets jersey, of course. Everyone give it up for the hometown boy, Yuta! “Philly: the place where you live if you can’t afford to live in New York!” Fans boo as MJF smiles.
But speaking of embarrassing, hi, Schiavone! How’s that body holding up after last week, “ya fat old pr*ck?” But MJF knows Schiavone won’t do anything because he’s “a lowdown coward, just like everybody in this Podunk arena! Except for you, Wheeler, I’ll give you credit, you’re not coward. We practically grew up in this sport together. I have been wrestling you up and down North America when we were on the independent circuit just trying to make a name for ourselves. And I’m not afraid to admit, you’re one of the best wrestlers in the world.
“However, you made a big mistake when you decided to go toe-to-toe on the mic with Daddy last week. And Daddy had to put you on timeout, didn’t he? Daddy had to spank you some.” MJF tells Philly to shut up while he’s got the mic. MJF finds it interesting that Yuta claims MJF doesn’t care about AEW, yet here Yuta is, taking up a lot of TV time from the biggest draw in AEW! And to make matters worse, Yuta is talking into a mic! Yuta, the… Fans tell MJF to STFU but MJF keeps going. Yuta has about as much charisma as Joe Frazier does present day. By the way, Frazier is dead! And speaking of dead, the Phillies are dead in the water and are never gonna win the World Series ever again!
Yuta’s amused that MJF actually went after the Phillies. MJF says whoops, there’s that local sports team talk. It’s almost like MJF doesn’t give an F! It’s almost like at 26 years of age, MJF doesn’t have to care, because he makes more money than everyone in this bum town! More than the people watching at home! MJF is a multi-millionaire at just 26! Yuta cuts MJF off here. Let’s make one thing very clear: Yuta doesn’t care about MJF’s money; he doesn’t care about MJF’s Mets jersey; Yuta doesn’t care about MJF’s scarf! If MJF doesn’t wanna fight Yuta in the ring, then Yuta will leave MJF in a pool of blood on Broad Street!! Fans cheer for that one!
MJF wants Yuta to cool off but Yuta says MJF may not know this, “but bad things happen in Philadelphia. And tonight is no exception.” Yuta rushes up the ramp but MJF gets his back-up in the Gunn Sons! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~” of The Firm, but Yuta dares them all to fight! MJF doesn’t do brawls, but if Yuta wants to wrestle, they can do that. If Yuta wants that, if the fans want that, then NO! HAHAHAHA! MJF will see Yuta in the ring next week in “Dumpy D.C.” But until then, remember this: He is… Oh, wait, the fans don’t deserve his catchphrase.
MJF will go to the skybox, watch Moxley be a horrible wrestler, and maybe cash his chip in on the Blackpool Cuckold Club. Until then, sayonara. Austin, you tell the people his catchphrase. MJF leaves as Austin takes the mic. Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~” some more, but Austin says “MJF is better than you… And you know it!” The Scum of the Earth is waiting for the Dynamite Anniversary to fight Yuta, but will he not wait to cash in his chips?
AEW hears from Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, Satnam Singh, and Darby Allin.
Sonjay “congratulates” Darby Allin on one hell of a win alongside Sting. But it seems Darby still has something to prove. He is sorely mistaken if he thinks he’s gonna do that against Sonjay’s best friend, Jay Lethal. Lethal says Darby will be outclassed. Darby likes to take a lot of pain, but we’ll see how much he likes walking around after Lethal breaks one of his legs with a Figure Four! Darby says everyone wants to be a champion, but how they get there can be oh so different. Darby is going to remind himself of what he is capable of when he takes on Lethal 1v1 with no Sonjay or Satnam ringside.
Lethal says Darby has something to prove, but so does Lethal! Lethal accepts the challenge and wants to beat Darby on his own. No Sonjay, no Satnam, no Sting, who will win between the Lethal and the Relentless?
AEW World Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Juice Robinson!
As we already heard, The Maniac is the most prolific AEW World Champion, but he still owes “Rock Hard” Robinson from Capital Collision. Will Moxley unload on Juice to move on to the next challenger? Or will Juice force Moxley into another showdown in DC?
As Moxley makes it to ringside from his bleacher side entrance, Juice CLOBBERS him! Moxley hits railing, Juice stomps away, the ref reprimands and fans boo. Juice drags Moxley up to whip him hard into railing! Juice tells the ref this ain’t his first match, and he drags Moxley up to HEADBUTT him! Moxley staggers, Juice HEADBUTTS Moxley again, and then follows him around the way. Juice puts Moxley in the ring, the bell rings, and Juice soaks up the heat with Too Sweets. Juice gets in the ring but Moxley clotheslines him up and out! Moxley throws off his shirt and storms out after Juice to whip him into railing now!
Fans fire up and the ring count climbs. Moxley drags Juice up, and snap suplexes Juice to the floor! Moxley refreshes the ring count to drag Juice up, but as MJF said, he’s in the skybox. MJF gives a thumbs down since Moxley’s in control, and Moxley THROWS Juice onto the timekeeper’s table! Juice and the table fall over, the ring count climbs again, and Moxley drags Juice up and into the ring. Juice throws hands but Moxley just gets in his face. Fans fire up, Juice throws another forearm but Moxley ROCKS Juice back! Juice throws another forearm, Moxley throws another, repeat! Fans rally as they go back and forth faster and faster!
Juice JABS and JABS and JABS, then powers up, but Moxley kicks low! Moxley fires off boxing elbows, EuroUppers, then runs, but Juice chokes and BITES Moxley! The ref reprimands, Juice lets off and Moxley goes to a corner. Juice runs in to clothesline! Moxley sits down, Juice calls his shot and he runs corner to corner, CANNON- NO, LARIAT! Moxley drags Juice back up, hooks the arms, but Juice tackles Moxley out of the ring! Moxley gets up to his feet first and goes to the railing. Moxley sits down to rest, but Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice hurries into the ring as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ring count is climbing but Moxley flounders around. The count is 7 of 10, then 8! Moxley slides in at 9! Juice is right on Moxley and he TOSSES Moxley back out! Juice then goes out after Moxley and drags him up to TOSS into the timekeeper’s area! Juice returns the favor, as he tells the ref, and then Juice gets in the ring. Juice goes back out, and Moxley’s busted open! Moxley sputters but Juice grabs him first to POST him! Juice gets in the ring to flex and soak up the heat. Moxley gets up and in but Juice looms over him. Juice sits Moxley up so he can BITE the wound!! Juice lets off as the ref counts, but he tastes Moxley’s blood!
Moxley is mad now, and he storms up to Juice. Juice ROCKS Moxley, Moxley CHOPS Juice! Juice CHOPS Moxley and Moxley falls out of the ring! Juice taunts Moxley as he staggers about. Juice goes out, MJF is talking trash to fans now, and Juice AX HANDLES Moxley down! Juice rains down fists on the bloody forehead and BITES it again! Juice lets off, wipes away Moxley’s blood, and soaks up more heat. Juice drags Moxley up to snap suplex him to the floor! Juice gets in the ring, Moxley drags himself up, but Juice is there to DECK him! Moxley goes back to the floor, and Juice AX HANDLES him down again!
Moxley ends up taking a seat in the chair, and Juice HEADBUTTS away on him! Dynamite returns to single picture, Juice lets off to go to the apron and soak up more heat. Juice CANNONBALLS but Moxley moves! Juice only gets chair!! Even MJF is wincing from that one. Moxley gets back in the ring but Juice crawls over. Fans rally for Moxley as he drags himself up. Moxley builds speed and he DIVES! Direct hit and Juice hits railing! Moxley puts Juice in the ring, Juice goes to a corner. Moxley takes aim, runs in, but Juice BOOTS him! Juice runs in, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! They go again, DOUBLE LARIATS collide even harder!
Juice roars and Moxley snarls, CUTTER OUTTA NOWHERE! Cover, TWO!! Juice survives but Moxley has the ANKLE LOCK! Moxley leans on the hold but Juice endures and moves around. Juice gets the ROPEBREAK before Moxley can step through for the STF! Moxley lets off and has Juice in a corner. Moxley rains down fists, but Juice digs fingers into the eye and forehead wound! Juice then hits a RUNNING POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Juice is frustrated but he goes to the corner. Juice climbs up top, fans rally up, and Moxley stands up. Juice jumps, into a kick! But Juice fights the underhooks to POST Moxley!
Juice then drags Moxley out, chicken wings, PULP FRICTION!! Cover, TWO!!! Moxley survives and Juice can’t believe it! Fans fire up while Juice argues with the ref. Juice calms down, he calls his shot, and he torture racks Moxley! Juice spins around, but Moxley slips out of the Rockslide to hit a REGAL KNEE!! Cover, TWO!?! But Moxley has the knuckle locks for DRAGON STOMPS! Fans fire up and Moxley clamps on an ARMBAR! Juice taps, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall (denies Juice Robinson a title match)
MJF is upset, Juice didn’t do enough damage for his liking. But Moxley denies Juice a DC title match, will MJF decide to change targets? Wait! Here comes Hangman Page! The Cowboy has his golden ticket for Cincinnati, and he goes right into the ring. Fans fire up for this stare down, and the two look ready to square off! But then MJF has a mic in his skybox to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Ladies, settle down, settle down, settle down. Don’t you realize you’re not fighting each other? You’re not fighting each other, man. What you’re doing is fighting to lose. Cuz once you two morons get to Cincinnati, I just might cash my chip in and become the NEW AEW World Champion!
“Because I am a generational… talent!” But Yuta finds MJF! Fans fire up and MJF is confused. Yuta turns MJF around to fire off haymakers! And then he THRWOS MJF into the couch! Yuta fires off, he drags MJF up and he throws him into the bleachers! Security rushes in but Yuta fights them off! Yuta goes after MJF again and fans fire up, but security drags Yuta away! MJF has been saved for tonight, will MJF definitely reconsider what he’s doing in DC?
Saraya is here!
And just as Justin Roberts made sure to say, “SA-RAY-YA” is All Elite! Fans fire up to see the #Glampire go to the ring and get the mic. “Whew. I’ve got chills right now, you guys. Ahem. I’m baaaack~!” Fans chant, “Welcome Back!” and Saraya asks, “So you missed me? It feels fantastic to be back in the ring, you guys. It’s obviously been a crazy road. I’m damaged, but I’m not broken, at the end of the day.” Fans cheer that! Saraya says it’s great to be back, and it is great to be here in AEW, because she is going to create change in the division. She was the revolution before, and she’ll be the revolution here, because she IS the revolution!
Fans chant, “This is Your House!” and Saraya smiles. “It’s really hard to talk out here, guys, I’m so nervous. It’s been awhile. But AEW is officially my house.” The crew can give her time cues all they want, but she’ll leave when she’s ready. Let’s take up more time with ALL the ladies of AEW! And starting that off is Interim AEW Women’s World Champion, Toni Storm! She leads Athena, Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale, and they all go to the ring together to stand with Saraya. Saraya wants the fans to make some noise and they do. “When I said we’re gonna make a change, I promise you, we’re gonna make a change.”
Saraya wants to reintroduce us to these ladies. And she’ll start with the champ, Toni Storm. Fans cheer as Saraya says Toni is finally being utilized to her full potential. She is a fighting champion, the best champion AEW has seen! And Saraya is honored to be in the ring with Toni. But “Well, well, well.” Britt Baker leads Rebel, Jamie Hayter & Penelope Ford out. “Look what we have here, guys. Another shiny new toy. And we’ve seen them come, we’ve certainly seen them go. But until you actually earn some respect around here, all you are is a catchphrase. Unlike myself, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.”
Britt isn’t sure Saraya watches AEW, but Britt is the Face of the Women’s Division, and she’s literally put her blood, sweat and tears into this company. In fact, Britt even put her neck on the line for AEW. And unlike Saraya’s, Britt’s neck can handle it. Britt says Saraya made such a big impact, but half of the people in this room can’t even say her name. “Sa-Ray-Ya? Sa-Rye-Ya? Psoriasis?” Saraya tells Britt to stop right there. It is cute that Britt of all people are trying to make fun of Saraya’s name. “Well, doctor, your name rhymes with sh*t.” Hayter and Rebel try to tell Britt that’s not true, but then the fans chant it at her!
Britt tells Toni Storm that she respects her. She doesn’t like her, but Britt does respect her. Britt had such high hopes for Toni when she first got here, but she couldn’t keep herself away from all the problematic people in wrestling. They’re always in Toni’s corner. In fact, last week, they all knew the title was Britt’s, so Toni and her new tag partner, Athena, broke her nose to take her out! And yet again, conspiracy! But that’s not why they’re here tonight. They’re here because Toni has quite the match on her hands tonight. Serena Deeb is one of the most cold-blooded and calculating wrestlers on the planet.
Fans are chanting more for Hayter than Britt, but Britt says Toni is lucky she isn’t facing Hayter! Hayter gets her shot after Deeb. One misstep from Toni against The Professor, and they’ll be hearing the words, “AND NEW…” Britt calls for Serena, and Serena heads out! Britt wants the others to get out, their five minutes of fame are up. But Saraya has the music stop a moment. Saraya admits she hasn’t been around AEW that long, but she does have eyes and ears. She knows Britt’s crew likes to “get up to some funky stuff.” So how about this? Since she talked to Tony Khan–by the way, it’s so great to have a boss that finally listens to her!
But it was decided that they’ll make this match a Lumberjack match! The title is on the line, Toni has back-up just like Deeb does, and Saraya says it’s time to get this show on the road! Will the Wolf sink her teeth into the title to Britt’s delight? Or will it still be #ToniTime in Philly?
Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Lumberjack Match: Toni Storm VS Serena Deeb!
The bell rings, Saraya joins commentary, and fans rally for Toni. Toni and Deeb tie up, Deeb goes after an arm and wrenches to a wristlock. Toni reaches back, headlocks, but Deeb pries free to a hammerlock. Deeb wrangles Toni to the mat but Toni reaches back again. Toni rolls, hammerlocks and then gets Deeb’s other arm! Toni shows she’s got technical prowess as she flips Deeb to a cover, ONE! Toni facelocks but Deeb fights up. Deeb wrenches out, wrenches again, then headlocks. Toni endures the grind, even as Deeb thrashes. Toni powers out, Deeb RAMS shoulders but Toni comes back to run Deeb over!
Deeb bails out, but Madison and Willow put her in! Toni BOOTS Deeb down! Deeb goes to a corner, Toni CHOPS away on her! Deeb turns it around to CHOP back! And MACHINE GUN CHOP! Toni stops it short to fire off forearms! Toni reels Deeb in to hoist her up top! Toni then climbs up behind and stands Deeb up. Fans fire up but Deeb resists. Toni SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY from Deeb! Cover, TWO! Deeb hurries to get Toni up and she throws her out to the other side. Britt, Hayter and Rebel stomp away! But Athena leads the charge and they back everyone off of Storm. Saraya likes seeing this “good trouble” as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ref has the Lumberjacks all stand down, and Storm gets up to get in the ring. Deeb is right on her with EuroUppers! Deeb short arm LARIATS Toni down, covers, TWO! Deeb is frustrated but she stomps away on Storm. Storm kicks back, Deeb kicks her to the ropes and pie faces her around. Britt and Ford talk some trash as Deeb drags Toni up for TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Deeb soaks up the heat as she paces around Toni. Deeb stands on Storm’s face to scrape her sole off Storm’s face! Deeb clamps onto Storm to throw down crossface forearms! Deeb then drags Storm up to EuroUpper back down!
Britt cheers Deeb on as she cravats Storm and thrashes her around. Storm endures, Madison and the others rally, and Storm snapmares free! Deeb hurries back but swings into a backslide! TWO!! A close call but Deeb swings again, into a roll-up! TWO! Deeb hurries to clinch but Storm fires forearms! Storm fires more and more and more shots, then ROCKS Deeb! Deeb rebounds as Dynamite returns to single picture, and Storm LARIATS Deeb down! Deeb staggers, Storm whips but Deeb reverses, only for Storm to SHOTGUN! Storm hurries to a corner and climbs up, Deeb stands for the CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!
Deeb bails out and Athena is there to bring her up. Athena puts Deeb in for Storm, and Storm GERMAN SUPLEXES! Deeb flounders to a corner and fans cheer as Storm says kiss this! But Deeb ducks the hips to victory roll, TWO! Deeb hurries to get a leg, DRAGON- NO, Storm sits on the dragon screw, TWO! Deeb sunset flips, TWO! Deeb has a body scissor for the INVERTED MOTORCYCLE! Deeb sits deep on the hold and Saraya says this is what happens when Britt is out of the equation and the women can have time. Deeb rolls Storm around into a BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Storm endures, pushes to a cover, TWO!!
Deeb lets Storm free, Storm HEADBUTTS her back! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Storm drags Deeb up, fans fire up, and Storm runs, only for Hayter to trip her up! Hayter drags Storm out, Skye storms up on Hayter, but Hayter DECKS Skye! Willow shoves Hayter, she and Hayter start brawling! Fans fire up as these two run to the back! The rest of the Lumberjacks put Storm in, Deeb hits a headlock takeover and floats to a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Omoplata, and the half crab, SERENITY LOCK! Storm endures, claws forward, but Deeb sits down to really wrench the leg! Fans still rally, and Storm reaches out!
Britt holds the ropes back, but the ref reprimands. Athena CLOBBERS Ford and Rebel, then backs Britt down! Storm gets the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets Britt go, but she drags Storm around to reel her in. Deeb tucks the arms, but Storm back drops free! Fans fire up with Storm as she goes back up top! Britt barks at Storm but Storm CROSSBODIES! Deeb rolls through! HALF CRAB!! And it is deep as Storm endures all over again! Storm grits her teeth, turns over and pushes Deeb down. Storm kicks away and Deeb stumbles into a corner! SWEET HIP MUSIC! Storm drags Deeb up, reels her in, but Deeb jackknife counters! TWO!!
Storm hits STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO!?!? Deeb survives being spiked and no one can believe it! Deeb and Storm rise up and fans are fire dup. Storm runs in, Deeb dodges to put the legs in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW!! Britt coaches Deeb up and Deeb climbs, but Storm stands up to HEADBUTT! Storm climbs up after Deeb, Deeb throws body shots, they brawl up top and Storm gets the edge. SUPER STORM ZERO!?!? Cover, Storm wins!!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)
Saraya loves seeing it! The Lightning From Down Under strikes down Deeb, who will step up to her next?
Backstage interview with The Acclaimed.
Tony Schiavone is with Billy Gunn and the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions, and Max Caster says, “Yo, listen!” Anthony Bowens says, “Philadelphia, your AEW Tag Team Champions have arrived!” Billy says, “And right when you think that that can’t get any better, next week on Dynamite, it is National Scissoring Day!” Caster says bring your shirts, bring your signs, bring your big scissors, because they’ll do the chant all night long! Y’know why? Because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! And there’s more! This Friday night, your #ForeverChamps have an open contract to defend these titles!
And in walks Keith Lee. He applauds them. He wants to congratulate them properly, but as you can see, Swerve is not here this week. He is “exceptionally disgruntled.” Keith has been watching Swerve’s back, and he understands why Swerve is upset. Billy Gunn, you physically got involved and cost the Limitless House their titles. “You boys got carried. Good luck.” Keith heads out but Billy tells him to tell Swerve, “I’ve got two words for him: Scissor me~!” The Acclaimed is having a good time now, but will things turn around in a flash with that open challenge put out?
Backstage interview with the Andrade Family Office.
Or rather, Tony Schiavone is standing in the middle of an argument as The Butcher & The Blade yell at Private Party, and Private Party yells back, with Andrade El Idolo upset at them all. He has them all stop shouting! It’s enough! Listen here: Andrade is your boss, Private Party! Remember that! But Marq Quen says Private Party isn’t mad at Andrade, they’re mad at Butcher & Blade! The shouting starts again but Andrade has them all stop. Jose, you tell them. The Assistant explains that Private Party are the ones upsetting Andrade, Butcher & Blade. They may not like it, but Andrade is still their boss. So either shape up, or ship out!
The others leave, and Schiavone talks with Private Party alone. He usually doesn’t take sides in this, but… Oh, Matt Hardy walks in. Hardy tells Isiah & Marq that he’s sorry they’ve ended up in this situation. But what happened last week in the Golden Ticket Battle Royal felt right! They’re connected! They always have been. Andrade is way worse for them than Big Money Matt ever was. So they should quit, get out of the deal, and Hardy will be waiting. And this time, he promises them both that they’ll do it right. Will Private Party terminate their deal with the AFO to get the #HardyParty started right?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
With that open contract out on the tag titles, it seems the AFO jumped on it with not just one but TWO teams! Private Party AND The Butcher & The Blade are challenging The Acclaimed in a TRIPLE THREAT! Will Caster & Bowens survive the biggest first defense possible?
Plus, after their confrontation during the Lumberjack match, Willow Nightingale and Jamie Hayter will go 1v1! Then, as he fights his way towards Daniel Garcia’s ROH Pure Championship, Lee Moriarty takes on a returning Fuego Del Sol! And after his big win alongside Action Bronson for the Grand Slam, HOOK is back in action! Who will step to the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil next?
Ricky Starks VS Eli Isom!
The Absolute avenged his loss at All Out against “Powerhouse” Hobbs, but it took Lights Out to do it! Will Starks start getting that spotlight shining back on him here tonight?
The bell rings, Starks and Isom tie up, and Starks headlocks. Starks grinds the hold, but Isom wrenches free and headlocks back. Starks powers out the back and hammerlocks, but Isom elbows free! Isom run sin and forearm smashes in the corner! Isom whips corner to corner but Starks goes up and over. Things speed up, Starks barrels through Isom’s shoulder tackle to then SPEAR him down! Fans fire up with Starks and he drags Isom up, for ROSHAMBEAUX! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
That was easy work for Starks, and he is absolutely back in the swing of things! Is this the start of a new chapter in the Book of Starks?
AEW looks closer at the drama filled feud of Jungle Boy, Christian Cage & Luchasaurus.
AEW shares footage from after Rampage: Grand Slam. Jack Perry was obviously pissed that after one of the hardest fought matches in his career, and one of the biggest victories in his entire life, Captain Charisma and his personal kaiju attacked. One of JB’s proudest achievements, he gets screwed over again by the two people he used to care about the most in AEW. But they can do whatever they want, he will get them both. Where JB used to hang their AEW World Tag titles on the wall, he will hang both their heads! Will Jungle Boy hunt down the wrestling dinosaur and his new master?
ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Bandido!
The Wizard, Le Champion, the Lionheart, is very proud of himself for becoming an EIGHT-TIME World Champion in his career. But because he is (supposedly) the most honorable man in AEW, he is willing to be a fighting champion. Will #THEOCHO barely last seven days? Or will The Most Wanted, one of the greatest luchadors in the world today, still be a former ROH World Champion?
Bobby Cruise makes the introductions, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the best ROH champion ever!
Fans rally for Bandido at the bell, and Jericho offers the handshake. Bandido takes it to uphold the Code of Honor, and then Jericho turns it into some kind of secret handshake he’s coming up with on the spot. Then he flips Bandido off! Bandido DECKS Jericho for that! Jericho gets up but Bandido throws more hands. Bandido whips, Jericho reverses and then CLOBBERS Bandido! Jericho kicks Bandido around, drags him up and CHOPS him to a corner. Jericho CHOPS Bandido again, CHOPS him against ropes, and fans bring back the chant of “WE WANT PIZZA!” Jericho whips Bandido but Bandido handsprings through!
Jericho avoids the contact and rushes in, but Bandido uses that to throw Jericho up and out! Bandido then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Jericho hits railing! Bandido resets, builds speed and FOSBURY FLOPS! Direct hit on Jericho and fans fire up! Bandido ROCKS Jericho, puts him in the ring, and he high-fives fans as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bandido hurries up the corner and he SKY TWISTERS to take Jericho down! Cover, TWO! Jericho hurries out of the ring and Bandido wonders what’s up. Jericho throws a tantrum, but Bandido goes out after him! They brawl with forearms, Jericho ROCKS Bandido but Bandido fires back! Bandido whips, Jericho reverses and Bandido hits steel steps! Jericho hurries into the ring, soaks up the heat, and fans give thumbs down. So Jericho flips them off! Jericho goes back out after Bandido, puts him in the ring, and he stomps Bandido around. Jericho sits Bandido up to rain down fists! Jericho paces and soaks up more heat before he drags Bandido up.
Jericho puts Bandido in a corner, CHOPS him down, then drags him back up. Jericho CHOPS Bandido in the corner again, but Bandido turns it around to CHOP back! And CHOP! And CHOP! And then CHOP!! Fans fire up with Bandido and he whips corner to corner. Jericho bounces off buckles and Bandido trophy lifts him! Bandido shows he has power on top of speed, and he SLAMS Jericho down! Cover, TWO! Jericho is still in this as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally for Bandido and he fires off forearms on Jericho. Bandido whips, Jericho BOOTS him back, but then Bandido dodges Jericho again.
Jericho ends up on the apron, he hurries up top, and leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Bandido reels Jericho in, suplexes, holds Jericho up with one arm and he counts along with the fans! We go past ten to TWENTY! We’re still going! THIRTY! Then past that to FORTY!! And then the SLAM at SIXTY!! A full minute stall and fans are thunderous! Bandido staggers up and heads for a corner. Bandido climbs up, takes aim and gives us some Latino Heat! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but fans chant for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Bandido drags Jericho back up, fires off forearms, then runs, but into a FLAPJACK!
Jericho runs to BOOT Bandido down! Jericho huffs and puffs and he drags Bandido up. Jericho puts Bandido in the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And then whip to clothesline in the other corner! Jericho hoists Bandido up, CHOPS him, then climbs up after him. Bandido throws hands, Jericho and Bandido brawl, and fans still want pizza. Bandido SUPER GOURD BUSTERS Jericho down! Jericho stands, Bandido leaps, but into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Bandido survives and Jericho is frustrated. Bandido goes to the apron and Jericho goes out after him. Jericho drags Bandido up, CLUBS him, and then he reels Bandido in.
Bandido holds the ropes to fight the suplex, but Jericho CLUBS away on him! Jericho keeps trying, Bandido throws more elbows, then he turns around to fire forearms! Jericho JABS Bandido’s already bloody nose! But Bandido RANAS Jericho to the floor!! Fans are thunderous again as both men are down and AEW goes picture in picture!
The ref checks on both men, and somehow they’re both okay to continue. Jericho and Bandido slowly stir, the ring count is climbing, and we’re at 5 of 10 with both men still down. Bandido and Jericho finally start to sit up, the count is 7 of 10, both Bandido and Jericho slide in at 9! Jericho crawls over to Bandido, drags him up by his hair, and CHOPS! Bandido CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, so Bandido CHOPS back. They CHOP back and forth, faster and faster, and fans fire up! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP and then stand to keep the CHOPS flying! Jericho eggs Bandido on, then brings him around, but Bandido CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS!
Jericho roars, CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, and then CHOPS Bandido off his feet! Jericho leans against the corner while clutching his stinging chest. Jericho drags Bandido up to CHOP again, and again! Bandido CHOPS in return! Dynamite returns to single picture one more time as Bandido CHOPS then SUPERKICKS! Jericho leans against ropes, Bandido snarls and fires off forearms! Bandido whips, Jericho reverses and CLOBBERS Bandido! Bandido goes to the apron, fans rally and Bandido keeps pace with Jericho to turn triangle jump into SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and “This is Awesome!”
Bandido drags Jericho up, whips him to ropes, but Jericho denies the dropkick! LIONSAULT!! Just made it! Cover, TWO!! Bandido survives and Jericho is frustrated. Jericho drags Bandido up, throws some knees, and then he suplexes. Bandido slips out, shoves Jericho and gets around, CRUCIFIX DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives again and Bandido can’t believe it! The ref defends the count so Bandido reels Jericho in. Gut wrench to a torture rack, but Jericho blocks the knee! Jericho trips Bandido to get the WALLS OF JERICHO! Bandido endures and fans rally up! Bandido reaches out, crawls, but Jericho sits deep!
Bandido keeps fighting forward as the fans rally! Bandido gives it one more gasp, and he gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up but Jericho thinks he’s won. Fans boo and the ref points it out to Jericho. Jericho is annoyed but he stomps at Bandido on the apron. The ref reprimands, Jericho lets off to drag Bandido up. Jericho deadlift SUPERPLEXES Bandido in! Jericho then hurries up top, but Bandido GAMANGIRIS first! Jericho sits back, Bandido climbs up after him, and Bandido throws forearms. Bandido stands Jericho up on the very top, for a scoop and SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM!!! Fans are electric as Bandido crawls to the cover, TWO!?!?!?
Philly is stunned! Jericho survives again, proving why he IS #THEOCHO! Fans love “A E DUB!” for this ROH title match, and Bandido fires forearms. Bandido gut wrenches again, torture racks, X KNEE!! Jericho leans on the ropes, Bandido fires up! BANG and run, flip to the BLACKJACK 21 PLEX!!! Bridging cover, TWO!?!?! Jericho survives and then he pokes Bandido in the eye! And he pulls the mask down! Jericho trips Bandido but Bandido drags Jericho into a cradle! TWO!!!! BOOT from Jericho, then a trip! LION TAMER!!! Bandido reaches out blindly but doesn’t know where the ropes are! Bandido taps, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission (still ROH World Champion)
Where’s the honor in that!? Jericho makes Bobby Cruise get in the ring to make the official announcement, and then he has Bobby hold the mic up for him. Jericho has the music cut to say the Ring of Jericho Era has begun! He is changing what ROH is, desecrate its legacy, destroy its legend, and beat every great champion that has ever held “The Ring of Jericho” title! Jericho will continue with BRYAN DANIELSON! October 12th, in Toronto, Canada, Jericho dares Bryan to fight him for the ROH World Championship! Jericho will destroy every ROH champion, commentator, referee and announcer! What?
LOW BLOW to Bobby Cruise!! AND A JUDAS EFFECT!! Jericho’s reign of terror over ROH begins tonight, but will the American Dragon be able to end it in two weeks?
A great Dynamite to keep things going from last week’s awesome Grand Slam events, as well as set up the anniversary and following events. We got a great opening segment from the JAS, and those purple suits honestly looked really good. Poor Luigi Primo, though. I don’t know if the bucket hat is supposed to mean something, but it does work as a disappointing gift for such a big night. Garcia of course pushes forward towards defecting from the JAS, and Bryan joining in was a good touch. Great match from Bryan VS Menard tonight, and Bryan & Garcia VS Jericho & Sammy is going to be awesome, and it will factor in greatly to the tiebreaker of Bryan VS Jericho.
Jericho VS Bandido was an amazing main event, but I had a feeling Jericho would win. Jericho wants to take on every former ROH World Champion but sets up the tiebreaker, I have a feeling he’s doomed his reign to only last until October 12th. At the same time, there could be any number of “sports entertainment” overbooking shenanigans going on that help Jericho retain. Jericho stating his mission, I would love to see him continue on to then face all those former world champions, such as Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Jay Lethal. Lethal is going to have a great match with Darby, but I feel like Darby is going to win that since it was promised to be truly 1v1.
Great stuff from the rest of the Blackpool Combat Club, such as Yuta confronting MJF and scaring him off to Moxley VS Juice in a great match. I had a feeling Moxley would win so that he can focus on Hangman Page in Cincinnati next. MJF will find a way past Yuta next week, and then he’ll be lurking in Cincinnati, that has to be the cash-in spot. Very good promo from JB to further the story with Christian Cage & Luchasaurus. JB will probably be the one to attack next as retaliation. JB VS Luchasaurus can happen for Full Gear, and Christian’s arm needing time to heal, there’s a chance this story goes all the way to the holidays in December.
Great promo from The Acclaimed and Keith Lee, and a great promo from AFO and Matt Hardy. That Triple Threat for the tag titles is going to be great, but Acclaimed will retain by using the dysfunctional AFO against itself. Then Hardy will support Private Party against Andrade, we can get a great Six Man Tag out of it. Starks of course wins that squash match, that match almost didn’t need to happen here but hey, Starks is still a fan favorite.
And while it was great to hear from Saraya again, something was just a bit awkward about the full women’s segment. Saraya and Britt got at each other pretty well, but did Saraya really need to make a jab at WWE? Especially after the changing of the guard over there and how things have already turned around for the better? Is Tony Khan gonna be petty about the WWE forever? I did appreciate that Saraya is already poised as a supervisor of the women’s division since she got to make the stipulation of the Lumberjack match. And that match was awesome stuff with some good stories set up, such as that match for Hayter VS Willow on Rampage.
Storm retaining makes sense and WOW that second rope piledriver. With Britt worrying about her nose, I am sure Hayter beats Willow and then Hayter really does get the next turn. Storm VS Hayter will be great, and maybe other Heels get to step up. But again, the one thing we need to start seeing is two women’s matches on Dynamite or this is all lip service like WWE gave us years ago with The Authority pinning the bad ratings and ideas on “Constable Corbin.” Quality like this is a great start, but we still need quantity, too.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (9/27/22)
Which boys will be on top?
Who gets within reach of the gold?
The NXT North American Championship will once again be up for grabs in a ladder match, and Wes Lee wants to EARN his spot against Tony D’Angelo! Will The Don make Wes FOGEDABOUTIT?
- Mandy Rose w/ Toxic Attraction VS Fallon Henley; Mandy wins.
- NXT North American Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Wes Lee VS Tony D’Angelo; Lee wins and advances to Halloween Havoc.
- Sol Ruca VS Amari Miller; Ruca wins.
- Cameron Grimes VS Joe Gacy w/ The Schism; Gacy wins.
- Nikkita Lyons w/ Zoey Stark VS Kayden Carter w/ Katana Chance; Lyons wins.
- Ilja Dragunov VS Xyon Quinn; Dragunov wins.
- Brutus Creed w/ Julius Creed VS Damon Kemp; Brutus wins, by disqualification.
- Pub Rules Match: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen VS Gallus; Briggs & Jensen win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ilja Dragunov is here!
The Czar of NXT UK made his shocking return last week to close out NXT, and he’s here again to open this week’s! Fans are fired up to see him as he gets the mic. They chant, “Welcome Back!” and he says, “Last time I was in NXT, I conquered an unbeatable machine to become champion! I walked into this place like it’s a coliseum. I suffered, I struggled, I endured, but I succeeded in front of all of you with a heart like a gladiator!” Fans cheer that! Dragunov was armed with nothing but a burning will and an inhuman perseverance. He became a Czar, because pain has always been his best friend.
Dragunov returned again to repeat history and achieve his destiny! One more time, he will beat an unbeatable machine to reclaim gold! Fans cheer that, too! Dragunov says this time, his name is not GUNTHER. This time, it’s BRON BREAKKER! But wait! Here comes JD McDonagh! The Irish Ace has a mic of his own, and he tells Ilja that the fans don’t know him as well as JD does. JD knows that Dragunov is “a sneaky, dirty little rat.” JD isn’t surprised Dragunov followed JD to America. Well, JD, Dragunov seems to remember beating JD and forcing him to leave NXT UK. JD admits, that is right, that did happen. But that’s not the end of the story, is it?
No, no, no, because what happens next? Dragunov’s body was so broken up, so battered, that he had to give up the title anyway! JD joins Dragunov in the ring as fans boo. JD asks how the ankle’s doing. Dragunov better hope JD doesn’t get to find out. Fans chant, “He Still Won!” as JD gets in the ring. JD makes one thing clear to Dragunov: “This is not your time. This is MY time. So if I was you, I’d stay just exactly where you’ve been these past few months: on the sidelines. Because if I need to stop you one more time, just once more, I swear to GOD, I will end your career.” But that only seems to pump Dragunov up.
And wait! Now BRON is making his way out! The NXT Champion has his own mic and says, “With everything going on, I was wondering when you were gonna show up. Welcome to NXT, Ilja. You’re a warrior. But with all due respect, my man…” Bron gets in the ring as the fans bark. “This NXT Championship isn’t going anywhere.” JD has Bron stop right there. Bron, use your brain for once! JD Is the #1 Contender to the title! And he just had a great idea. Fans chant ‘TRIPLE THREAT!” but JD says, “Do not make me laugh; I earned my shot.” But maybe these two Alpha Males should beat the snot out of each other, and then after that, JD takes his shot.
Fans boo but Bron says, “Really? You really think we’re gonna fall for that? After all the props I’ve given you for having such a high ring IQ…” But Bron says he’ll help JD out. Bron is champion, JD is #1 contender, but Ilja never lost his UK Championship. So the way Bron sees it, if his math is correct, which it always is… “You have a 33 and a third percent chance o’ winnin’!” Fans cheer the “Breakker” Math. Bron says there’s three of them, so make it a TRIPLE THREAT! JD is the only one upset by this. Bron tells them he’ll see them at HALLOWEEN HAVOC! Bron holds up the belt in a recreation of last week. Will the Big Booty Nephew make sure the numbers spell disaster for JD & Dragunov?
A brawl is going on backstage!
Gallus and the good ol’ boys aren’t waiting for later! They’re fighting NOW! Security does their best to break this up, but that’s easier said than done! Will these teams even wait for the main event’s Pub Rules Match!?
Toxic Attraction walks ‘n’ talks to gorilla.
Mandy Rose knows Alba Fyre is watching, so she tells her that Fallon Henley is about to find out what happens when you cross “The Baddest Bitch in the Game.” So Fyre can put down her bat and start taking some notes. Will the Toxic Goddess sting the Cowgirl and check her off the list? Or is Mandy already going to get burned?
The Schism speaks.
Joe Gacy tells Cameron Grimes, “we tried to show you that the solution to all your problems lies with us in the shade under the Schism’s tree. You refused our embrace. Now the same limbs that reached out will bind you in helplessness.” Jagger Reed says Grimes has been warned. Grimes brought this upon himself. It didn’t have to be this way! “But to change the world for the better, we have to make an example out of you.” Rip Fowler says, “The wrath of The Schism is imminent.” And Grimes, when you wake up tomorrow, both physically and spiritually decimated, just know that as The Schism continues to grow, Grimes will be right back where he started: alone.
Mandy Rose w/ Toxic Attraction VS Fallon Henley!
The Toxic Goddess has held onto her title by hook AND by crook for almost a year now, perhaps even getting lucky here and there. But with Fyre blazing a trail up to her throne, can Mandy focus on Fallon? Or will this Rose’s thorns not matter when trampled by some Cowgirl boots?
The bell rings and fans rally and duel already. Fallon and Mandy circle, tie up, and Mandy gets around to a waistlock and SLAM! Mandy soaks up the heat but Fallon gets in her face. Mandy tells Fallon to hold on, then she wrenches and wristlocks. Fallon rolls, trips Mandy, floats to a headlock and she grinds Mandy down! Mandy keeps her shoulders up, fights up and pulls hair. Mandy powers out, Fallon runs Mandy over! Fallon struts, things speed up, and Mandy hurdles only for Fallon to waistlock! Mandy fights, trips Fallon up but Fallon kicks her away. Mandy handsprings around to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!
Gigi & Jacy coach Mandy while Mandy kicks Fallon around. “You are nobody!” Fallon snarls and CHOPS Mandy! Fallon whips, Mandy reverses but Fallon ELBOWS her! Fallon runs, shoots around, sits Mandy down and dropkicks her back! Fans fire up with Fallon and she slides to ROCK Mandy at the apron! Fallon tips her cap to the boys then gets back in the ring. Cover, TWO! Fallon drags Mandy up, whips her to a corner but Mandy reverses. Fallon stops herself, elbows Mandy again, but leaps into Mandy’s arms! Mandy FALL AWAY SLAMS Fallon! Fans fire up as Mandy runs in at Fallon, and RAMS her into the corner!
Mandy RAMS her shoulder in again, then lets off to SLAP Fallon. Fans rally and duel, Mandy CLUBS Fallon and ELBOWS her down. Cover, TWO! Mandy drags Fallon up for a suplex! Jacy says that is A+ material. Mandy soaks up the cheers and jeers, then CLUBS Fallon’s arm. Mandy wrenches, ties Fallon up and brings her into an OCTOPUS STRETCH! Fans rally as Fallon endures and fights back! Fallon is free, but Mandy knees low. Mandy reels Fallon in for the GUT WRENCH SLAM! Cover, TWO! Mandy is annoyed but she drags Fallon up and ties her up again. Mandy keeps on that Octopus but Fallon endures.
Fans rally, Fallon fights up, but Mandy digs her elbow into Fallon’s side. Fallon fights and hip tosses free! Mandy rises, Fallon ROCKS her with haymaker after haymaker! Fallon then spins Mandy around to short arm LARIAT! Fans fire up, Fallon runs in and she back elbows Mandy in the corner! Fallon runs but Mandy ROCKS her at the ropes! Toxic Attraction cheers Mandy as she whips Fallon to ropes, but Fallon comes back with a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fallon is frustrated but Toxic Attraction is relieved. Fans rally up as the forearms and CHOPS fly! Fallon sobats, front kicks and then wrenches to facelock.
Mandy TOSSES Fallon away, KNEE FROM A ROSE! Cover, Mandy wins!
Winner: Mandy Rose, by pinfall
The Toxic Goddess turns things around in a blink of an eye, and she conquers another filly. Mandy gets a mic to call out Fyre! “I know you’re jealous that I conquered two continents and unified two titles while you were too busy throwing another log on a fire. You may keep the fire going, but you’re looking at the woman who starts them. So this is your last chance.” But then Fyre tells Mandy from the tron that while Mandy is Women’s Champion, Fyre doesn’t do verbal warnings. Fyre is more of a visual person. Fyre has a fire to light the words, “AND NEW!” Mandy is afraid, is she about to have a meltdown against Fyre?
Apollo Crews speaks.
“It is said that revenge is an act of passion, but vengeance is an act of justice. Last week, Grayson Waller got a small taste of what vengeance means. He tried to permanently blind my vision. But in his match, my mere presence blinded him from having an opportunity at the North American Championship. Everything still has a haze to it, but one image sticks out crystal clear.” Apollo envisions Grayson Waller with red eyes! “See you on the other side, Grayson. Keep an eye out, Grayson, because I’m not done with you yet, b*tch!”
Dragunov crosses paths with Xyon Quinn backstage.
Czar, meet The X-Factor. Quinn’s heard a lot about Dragunov. All the hype for nothing, eh? Uh, thanks? Quinn says “In the Book of Xyon, you couldn’t even carry all the weight that’s needed to be champion, let alone get a second chance.” Quinn’s yet to get his first chance to “carry the ball.” Maybe because if he did, no one would take the title from him. Xyon Quinn, right? Dragunov’s also heard a lot about him! Just look at him. Unlimited potential, but a total mental moron. Quinn says Dragunov can’t carry the burden of being a champion, but to Dragunov, no one will ever even call Quinn a champion. But we’ll see who’s right. The ball is in your court, Quinn.
NXT North American Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Wes Lee VS Tony D’Angelo w/ Channing Lorenzo!
The Must See Kid has Connor’s Cure Thriver, Quinn “The King Crusher” Molitor, by his side as he makes his entrance. Will this support help Lee go for gold? Or will The Don crush dreams and take the golden ticket for his own?
NXT returns as Tony D makes his entrance, Stacks by his side. The bell rings and fans chant, “Tony Sucks!” Tony and Lee tie up, and Tony throws Lee down. Tony taunts Lee, “Are you serious?” Lee gets up, they tie up again, and Tony puts Lee in the corner. The ref counts, Tony lets off at 4 and Lee pushes him back. Lee eggs Tony on as he sits up top. Tony rushes in, Lee goes up and over and headlocks. Tony powers up but Lee holds on. Tony rolls to a cover, ONE, but Lee holds on and grinds the headlock. Tony fights, Trick Williams & Carmelo Hayes watch backstage, and Tony back suplexes free. Lee lands on his feet to drop toehold!
Tony stays up and he drags Lee up. Tony DECKS Lee then drags him around. Lee avoids the elbow drop and he dodges Tony. Lee runs and RANAS Tony, and Tony gets up into a DROPKICK! Tony flops out of the ring, Stacks coaches him up but fans rally for “WES! WES! WES”! Lee builds speed but Stacks stands in the way. The Don needs time! Lee is annoyed so he PLANCHAS Stacks down! Fans fire up and Lee jumps into the ring. Tony has to keep Stacks back now, but Lee eggs them both on. Stacks gets in the ring, Tony says enough! Stacks says he’ll leave, but then he shoves Lee! Tony is upset, but then the ref EJECTS Stacks!
Tony is even more upset that he’s lost his back-up but fans sing “Nana na na, hey hey hey, good bye~!” Stacks fumes while NXT goes picture in picture.
Tony and Lee reset now that things are truly 1v1. Lee and Tony tie up, Tony RAMS Lee into a corner and fires off body shots! Tony lets off as the ref counts, but he CLUBS Lee down. Tony stalks Lee along the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then bumps him off more buckles. The ref reprimands, Tony bumps Lee off the bottom buckle and digs his boot in! Tony lets off with a stomp, then paces around. Tony digs his boots in again, lets off with another stomp, but Lee kicks back from below! Lee throws body shots, Tony CLUBS Lee down, and Tony stalks Lee to the ropes. Tony drags Lee up, RAMS him back into the corner, and hoists Lee up. Tony back drops Lee away! Cover, TWO!
Tony is annoyed, but he looms over Lee. Tony drags Lee up, throws body shots, then hits a HALF HATCH SUPLEX! Lee writhes and Tony smirks. Tony drags Lee up and ROCKS him with a right. Lee staggers to ropes, Tony whips him to a corner hard, and Lee bounces off buckles. Tony taunts Lee, and the fans, then stands on Lee’s neck at the ropes. The ref counts, Tony lets off and he drags Lee up. Tony whips Lee into the corner hard again! Tony talks trash, paces around, then KICKS Lee in the side! And again!
NXT returns to single picture as Lee blocks a kick! Lee holds onto the foot but Tony drags him up by his hair. The ref reprimands but Tony ROCKS Lee then whips him to ropes. Tony scoops Lee for a tilt-o-whirl SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Tony clamps onto Lee with a chinlock and he grinds him down. Fans rally, Trick & Melo like what they see as Tony fishhooks Lee’s face. The ref counts, Tony lets off, and fans rally as Lee endures. Lee fights up, moves around, and he throws hands. Tony CLUBS Lee down, fans duel, and Tony drags Lee up to SLAP him. Lee snarls as Tony talks more trash, and Lee stands back up.
Tony runs in but Lee drop toeholds him into buckles! Fans rally, Lee and Tony slowly rise, but Tony hobbles on a bad leg. Lee staggers, but the ref calls it! “Due to referee stoppage, the winner of this match is Wes Lee.”
Winner: Wes Lee, by referee stoppage (advances to Halloween Havoc)
Lee seems even more deflated than Tony. Lee wanted to earn the spot in the match, but it seems that drop toehold did the damage. Will Lee just have to accept this and fight to earn that North American Championship?
Backstage interview with Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams.
McKenzie asks the former North American Champion how he feels that Wes Lee now has an equal shot at the title. Melo says he doesn’t care about Lee. Go ask Lee how he feels after Melo & Trick put his head in a locker and slamming it shut. But then Oro Mensah walks over to introduce himself. Trick, Melo, it is Oro’s pleasure meeting them. Oro looks forward to facing Melo, Wes, and whoever else qualifies for the ladder match. Melo knows who Oro is. He respects the drip. They can hang out, put Oro’s face on a shirt or something, but at Halloween Havoc, make no mistake, it’s every man for themselves, playboy.
Oro takes off the sunglasses to get serious as he says, “Looking forward to it.” Melo & Trick head out, but will The A Champion still become a champion with the competition stacking up?
It’s A Day in the Life of Pretty Deadly.
AKA “A Day in the Life of YOUR NXT Tag Team Champions.” Elton Prince 7 Kit Wilson, the “tastiest snacks in the whole universe.” To maintain their physiques, it looks like they rise at 4 AM to hit the gym, but they don’t. They wake up at 10 AM and have breakfast in bed. They’d get a butler, but they don’t want anyone disturbing their “utopia.” At 11 AM, they go through their extensive wardrobe and pick out the perfect outfits for the day. They always make sure to take a few extra minutes to make sure they look ravishing.
At 2 PM, they’re almost ready to go. They take an hour each to brush each other’s magnificent hair. Then the stop for a quick cup of tea, and then they hit the gym. When they work out, they don’t lift weights. They’re not animals. They’re works of art! They are the yin to each other’s yang, using each other as the equipment. Then after training, they bask in the wonderfulness of each other. Two to three hours of appreciating what makes them the greatest tag team in NXT history, and two of the most handsome creatures to ever walk the earth. #YesBoy. They are YOUR NXT Tag Team Champions, Kit Wilson, Elton Prince, Pretty Deadly!
Sol Ruca VS Amari Miller!
The surfer girl has come ashore to start her journey in NXT, and she’s ready to ride a wave of momentum! Will Ruca hang ten? Or will she wipe out against the Vibe of St. Louis?
The bell rings, Sol and Amari shake hands to show there is respect. They tie up, Sol wrenches but Amari reverses. Fans rally for Sol as Amari pushes with the top wristlock. Sol bridges back, powers up, but Amari trips her up! Amari keeps on the arm but Sol kips up. Sol wrenches, wristlocks, then sunset flips! ONE, Amari shoots around to a waistlock but Sol slips free with a spin! Amari blocks the sobat, then she flips Sol! Sol does her best to land out but still falls on her butt. Amari facelocks and fires forearms! Solo throws body shots in return, but Amari CLUBS her down. Amari shoves Sol but Sol rolls back to headscissor!
Sol storms up on Amari, whips, but Amari reverses. Sol flips through the hip toss to FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Sol brings Amari up and CLUBS her. Amari shoves back and RAMS into Sol. Amari whips but Sol sunset flips again! Amari stays up to sit on the cover, ONE! Sol has the sunset, TWO! Amari knees low, brings Sol around and whips, but Sol goes up and over! Sol rolls through, DROPKICKS Amari down, and then covers, TWO! Amari is hanging tough but Solo drags her up. Amari pries free to step over and HEEL KICK! Sol stays up, the LEG LARIAT takes her down! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally for Sol but Amari clamps on a straitjacket stretch! Sol endures, Amari thrashes her around, and fans rally up. Sol fights up, Amari monkey flips her away, but Sol avoids the boot! Sol arm-drags Amari, runs her over with shoulder tackle after shoulder tackle, then she DROPKICKS again! Fans fire up and Sol runs at Amari in the corner, HANDSPRING SPLASH! Sol pushes Amari down, and then STANDING SOMERSAULT LEG DROPS! Cover, Sol wins!
Winner: Sol Ruca, by pinfall
A big win for the debuting surfer-gymnast hybrid, but she still shows respect to Amari. Amari shakes her hand and fans cheer. Will both Sol and Amari be future champions in NXT?
Security again keeps Gallus contained.
Wolfgang and the Coffey Brothers back down towards the door, but then Joe DECKS one of the guards! Gallus goes into their locker room, but will there be repercussions for that unnecessary assault?
Cameron Grimes VS Joe Gacy w/ The Schism!
The Carolina Caveman continues to be a lone wolf, and that upsets Mr. Inclusion to no end. Will Grimes face the so-called wrath of The Schism? Or will chop down that tree Gacy keeps talking about and use it as green energy to go #ToTheMoon?
The bell rings and Grimes BOOTS Gacy! And KICKS away on him at the ropes! Fans fire up, the ref counts, Grimes lets off at 4, and The Dyad gets Gacy out of the ring. Grimes reaches out but Gacy trips him up. Gacy drags Grimes out to RAM him into the apron and CLUB away on him! Then Gacy stomps away on Grimes! Gacy puts Grimes in the ring, they throw forearms, and Gacy ROCKS Grimes. Gacy CLUBS Grimes more, whips him to ropes, but Grimes hurdles and CLOBBERS Gacy! Grimes runs and CLOBBERS Gacy again! Grimes whips, kitchen sink knees, then SLIDING BOOTS! Fans fire up while Gacy bails out.
Grimes goes to the apron but The Dyad block his way. Grimes LEAPS over them to CANNONBALL Gacy! Grimes puts Gacy in, glares at The Dyad, then hurries into the ring. But Gacy clotheslines him in the corner! And then he hits an URENAGE! Gacy crawls after Grimes, “You could’ve had your chance.” Gacy says those chances are gone, and he stomps Grimes around. Gacy drops an elbow, then drags Grimes up. Grimes throws body shots but Gacy whips him into the corner hard! Grimes bounces off buckles, Gacy hits a DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Grimes as Gacy sits him up. Gacy throws hands, then he tells Grimes that it is over for him!
Grimes snarls and he throws body shots back! Grimes swings, but into an URE- NO! Grimes arm-drags free and ROUNDHOUSES Gacy! Gacy wobbles, Grimes SUPERKICKS him down! Fans fire up and Grimes aims from a corner. But Rip Fowler gets up! Grimes DECKS him, Jagger Reed distracts! Gacy HANDSPRING LARIATS! Cover, Gacy wins!
Winner: Joe Gacy, by pinfall
Gacy entered the Upside-Down, and with help from The Dyad, he cuts Grimes down. Will the Schism continue to pass judgment on those who refuse to join them?
Backstage interview with Grayson Waller.
McKenzie asks if Waller saw Apollo’s “vision.” Of course he did! You think he’s pacing around for cardio? Apollo isn’t Naz-tra-dumbass, though! You mean Nostradamus? Yeah, whatever! Did you see what Waller’s eyes looked like in that vision? Waller can’t let that happen to his beautiful emerald green eyes! And if you look closely enough, you can see there’s just a speck of sky blue in them. Do you know how rare that is? But y’know what color they aren’t? RED. If he’s so nervous, then he can just stay home next week.
And what? Deprive the fans of the second episode of The Grayson Waller Effect? He already has Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade booked as guests! Those two in the ring together, it’s gonna be fire! But Waller says he’ll just get extra security. No way that vision comes true with extra security! No stress, he’s Grayson Waller. Waller hurries off, but will nothing stop Apollo’s vision from becoming a reality?
Nikkita Lyons w/ Zoey Stark VS Kayden Carter w/ Katana Chance!
The NXT Women’s Tag Team Division is heating up, and the dynamic duo that almost didn’t happen are hungry for that gold! Will Lyons’ pride get her a big win over the Filipina Spitfire? Or will the champions prove they’re strong even in singles competition?
NXT returns as KC Squared make their entrance. Lyons likes the music, and the bell rings. Kayden and Lyons circle as fans rally and duel. They tie up, Kayden gets around and slaps dat ass. But uh, that’s a brick house right there, so Lyons shrugs it off. Lyons and Kayden tie up, Lyons waistlocks and SLAMS Kayden down. Lyons holds onto the waistlock but Kayden fights up. Lyons SLAMS Kayden back down! Kayden fights up again, Lyons shifts to a headlock but Kayden slips out to get her own headlock. Lyons powers out, does the splits, but Kayden handsprings over to shimmy ‘n’ shake. Fans cheer and Lyons kips up.
Lyons and Kayden circle, Kayden evades the grapple to kangaroo kick and Eddy Gordo kick! Kayden whips, Lyons reverses but Kayden slides under. Kayden tries a sunset flip but Lyons stays up. Kayden avoids Lyons’ stomp, then she trips Lyons to EDDY GORDO! Cover, TWO! Kayden keeps cool and brings Lyons up. Lyons KICKS back, KICKS the other leg, ROCKS and body shots and URAKENS! Kayden staggers, into a HEEL KICK! Fans are torn as Lyons drags Kayden back up. Lyons scoops but Kayden slips off. Kayden tries a roll-up but Lyons stays up to stomp Kayden down. Lyons then scuffs Kayden to a corner and somersaults to RANA! Kayden flounders, Lyons covers, TWO!
Lyons keeps on Kayden with a straitjacket while Katana and Stark coach them on. Fans rally, Kayden endures the cobra clutch but Lyons grinds her down. Lyons leans on the hold, Kayden fights back up, but Lyons wrangles her down! Fans rally, Kayden fights, and Kayden arm-drags free! Lyons storms up but into a kick and another EDDY GORDO! Roll into the GHOST PIN, TWO!! Lyons escapes but Kayden runs in, into a BOOT! And another BOOT! Lyons scoops for a MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Kayden survives and Katana is relieved. Lyons drags Kayden up, swings but Kayden bobs ‘n’ weaves to kick and SUPERKICK!
Kayden aims again, runs, and she BOOT WASHES Lyons in the ropes! Cover, TWO! Lyons is still in this but fans rally up. Kayden knuckle locks Lyons, CHOPS her, then CHOPS again. Kayden goes up and up but Lyons trips her up! Kayden flops down, fans are torn but Katana coaches Kayden. But the ROARING ROUNDHOUSE and the LYONS DEN hit first!! Cover, Lyons wins!
Winner: Nikkita Lyons, by pinfall
Stark celebrates with her tag partner as they check off one half of the champions. But will it be a different story when it’s 2v2?
Chase U holds a public pep rally.
Andre Chase is on stage with Bodhi Hayward & Thea Hail. Chase says that because of the win he and Bodhi scored over Melo & Trick last week, in which Chase pinned Melo, Chase has earned himself a North American Championship Ladder Match qualifier next week! Everyone cheers that news! But who is it against? Von Wagner. Boo! Chase says he’ll beat Von and go to Halloween Havoc to become the NEW North American Champion! Everyone cheers that on! Chase U forever! Chase now opens things to questions from the press. Dave has a question: How confident is Chase going into his match, having never beaten Von Wagner before?
“Who the **** have you ever beaten, Dave?! You think that was a five star question!?” Has Dave ever even gotten in the ring? When Chase punches Von, he’ll be thinking of Dave’s stupid, smug face! Now THAT is a #TeachableMoment! But will Chase be the one to fail the test against vicious Von?
Nathan Frazer speaks.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve been tied at one-all. When I was playing soccer, I was always the guy that my team turned to when we needed to pull ahead. Me and Axiom, we’re all square, and headed into extra time in the decider. But now, the stakes are even higher: a place in the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match at Halloween Havoc. With everything level in a Cup Final, and the minutes ticking down, every player on the field tightens up. But that is when I’m at my most outrageous and dangerous. The ball came over my head, and I volleyed it to the goal from like 30 yards to propel us to the championship.
“I’m sure Axiom is gonna pull out moves that we’ve never seen before. But so am I. This is the biggest match of our careers. We’re gonna empty our playbooks, because it’s win or go home. And I just got the ball with the clock ticking down and the game on the line.” Will the British Prodigy score a game-winning goal? Or will he be denied his chance at gold?
Ilja Dragunov VS Xyon Quinn!
The Czar is back in a big way! He’ll be part of a Triple Threat at Halloween Havoc, against a great rival in JD McDonagh and a great champion in Bron Breakker. But will he prove Xyon isn’t either of those things in this return match? Or will UNBESIEGBAR fall to “The X-Factor” of NXT?
The bell rings and Dragunov circles with Quinn. They tie up, Dragunov wrenches an arm and then hooks a leg to wrangle Quinn to a headlock. Quinn fights up, fans rally for Dragunov and Dragunov shifts his grip. Quinn throws body shots, pries the hold open and headlocks Dragunov. But Dragunov hip tosses him down! Cover, ONE, but Dragunov facelocks. Fans still rally for Dragunov as Quinn powers up and out. They RAM shoulders, Quinn rebounds but into another headlock takeover! Dragunov grinds but Quinn fights up. Dragunov wrenches, Quinn ROCKS him, but Dragunov CHOPS back!
Dragunov reels Quinn in for a cobra twist! Quinn endures, reaches out, and fans rally. Quinn pries at the hold, pulls Dragunov’s hair, then HIP TOSSES Dragunov away! Fans boo as Dragunov goes to a corner. Quinn runs in to back elbow Dragunov! Quinn fires body shots, and then he smirks as Dragunov sputters. Quinn stands Dragunov up but Dragunov CHOPS, CLUBS, and CHOPS again! Quinn shoves Dragunov and becomes a wall! Dragunov bounces off him and fans boo. Quinn whips Dragunov into a corner, then scoops him for a BACKBREAKER! Quinn then STANDING SPLASHES! Cover, ONE!!
Quinn is practically offended but he clamps onto Dragunov with a cobra clutch. Dragunov endures and fights up! It shocks and upsets Quinn but fans rally up! Quinn ripcords but Dragunov SLAPS him! Quinn SLAPS back, but Dragunov PELES! Both men wobble and drop to their knees but fans fire up! Dragunov snarls, waistlocks, but Quinn switches. Quinn shoves, but Dragunov comes back with the CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Fans fire up and Dragunov is feeling it! Dragunov waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX Quinn! Dragunov holds on, but Quinn fights! Quinn throws back elbows but Dragunov ducks one to fire knees in return!
Now Dragunov fires palm strike after palm strike, and then a suplex! FALLING FOREARM! Fans fire up for Dragunov after that one! Dragunov aims from the corner, “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!” TORPEDO MOSCOW! Cover, Dragunov wins!
Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall
Fans are fired up to see The Czar hasn’t missed a step! Will Dragunov take down both the Irish Ace and the Dog Faced Gremlin’s Son to take back his throne?
NXT hears from Wendy Choo and Lash Legend.
“When I hear Lash Legend speak, it’s like listening to nails on a chalkboard. I don’t apologize for sticking up for myself. And I’m not letting Lash Legend and her huge ego interrupt my ego.” Lash says she has no problems with how Wendy dresses, does her hair or anything like that. “You do you, boo.” But when Lash has something to say, you get up out the way. It doesn’t matter if you’re Wendy Choo, Doja Cat, Beyoncé, Lizzo, you move! Buh-bye! Wendy says Lash thinks she can pick on her. But why? Cuz she’s smaller? Not as loud? Not as obnoxious? Well, that last one is impossible.
And Wendy proved in Lights Out that when she gets pushed and pushed, she can tap into the dark side. That is what Lash gets next week! Lash says when you piss her off, she kicks your head off. If Wendy wants to see this next one coming, no problem there. Wendy’s face can kiss the heel of Lash’s boot again. Mwah. Wendy says she gets it. When you have natural ability like Lash, it is hard to be humble. But Wendy will humble Lash. Lash says Wendy is an athlete, but not one like Lash. Wendy says next week, we’ll hear this: … Yep! NOTHING. Because Wendy’s gonna shut up the biggest mouth in NXT history!
Lash says get Wendy’s bed, hug pillow and nightlight, because she’s putting Wendy to bed, OKAY~? But just who is going to take a three second nap at the end of their match?
Brutus Creed VS Damon Kemp!
The Diamond Mine had a snake inside their camp the whole time, and it was the Golden Gopher all along! The Creeds lost their NXT Tag Team Championships because of Kemp, will #BrutusSmash? Or will Kemp have another trick up his proverbial sleeve to pour salt in the wounds?
Kemp makes his entrance second, and Brutus rushes him at the ramp! They brawl, fans fire up, and Kemp ROCKS Brutus with forearms and body shots. But Brutus brings Kemp along and puts him in the ring! The bell rings, Brutus TACKLES Kemp and fires hands! Kemp gets up but Brutus tackles him again! Brutus throws a knee, then he gut wrench THROWS Kemp! Kemp staggers up, Brutus runs in, but into a FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Brutus sputters but Kemp KICKS him down! Kemp CLUBS Brutus, cravats, and he grinds Brutus down. Brutus endures and fans rally up. Brutus fights up and gets a leg to suplex Kemp!
But Kemp holds onto the cravat! Kemp grinds Brutus again but fans rally as Brutus endures. Brutus fights up, rolls, but Kemp stays clamped on! Kemp talks trash but Brutus fights up again. Kemp RAMS Brutus into buckles, and again, and again! The ref counts, but Kemp GRINDS Brutus’ face on ropes! Brutus endures, fans rally, but Kemp throws knees. Brutus is starting to fade inside that cravat! But fans rally, Kemp snapmares Brutus then redoes the cravat. Kemp then drops an elbow! Kemp facelocks, fans boo but Brutus still endures. Brutus fights up and he scoops Kemp to SLAM him down! Fans fire up as Brutus is free!
Brutus runs in but Kemp sends him into buckles! Kemp grins, brings the straps down, and he mocks Brutus’ bear crawl. Kemp SLAPS Brutus, but Brutus snarls! Brutus storms up on Kemp, rolls him up, TWO! Brutus POUNCES Kemp to the ropes!! Kemp flops out of the ring and he’s furious. Kemp grabs a chair and he JAMS Brutus! And SMACKS him! And again and again!!
Winner: Brutus Creed, by disqualification
Kemp tells Brutus to get up and he puts him in the ring. Kemp keeps after Brutus with the chair! Refs rush out to try and stop Kemp but now Kemp just shouts in Brutus’ face! Kemp then tells Julius that if he wants some, he can come get some! Kemp storms off, telling Brutus he’s nothing! Will all this only bring more pain down on Kemp’s head?
Quincy Elliot talks with Sanga backstage.
The Super Diva asks why the Gentleman Fighter is so down. Sanga says last week, Quincy had a great win while Sanga did not fare so well against Von Wagner of all people. Quincy says that’s alright, there’s plenty of Quincy love to go around. Keep your head up. Sanga gives a lot of advice, but sometimes he needs it. Thank you, brother. Of course, you got this. Sanga heads out, and Xyon enters in. Quincy wants him to hold on. Remember that talk they had last week? Quincy watched Quinn’s match, and that X-Factor thing Quinn keeps talking about… Yeah, Quincy just doesn’t see it. Teehee, laters.
Quinn’s even more upset now. Will he look to ruin Quincy’s good times for his honest opinion?
NXT Media catches up with Stark & Lyons.
They congratulate Lyons on the win tonight, she and Stark are picking up momentum going towards the NXT Women’s Tag Team titles. Lyons thanks them for that. Kayden put up a great fight, but the results make it clear. Lyons & Stark are coming for the titles! Stark agrees. With Lyons’ power and Stark’s experience, they’ll be unstoppable. Those titles are coming home with them soon enough. “You guys can’t be serious.” Toxic Attraction walk over and Jacy says Stark & Lyons are nowhere near ready for their titles. Uh, their titles? Didn’t Gigi & Jacy lose? Oh yeah, they did! So those are NOT their titles.
Gigi says those titles look good on them, not on Lyons & Stark. Ew, could you imagine? Mandy says Lyons & Stark should just shut up right now, cuz it’s 3v2. Oh, really? You think they’re scared? But then WOOSH, Fyre lights another fire! Seems now the odds are even. Lyons & Stark like this, but Toxic Attraction backs down. Will Fyre help Lyons & Stark burn down the Toxic Empire once and for all?
Pub Rules Match: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen VS Gallus!
As if these teams weren’t in fighting moods before, they’ve been after each other all night! Now things get to finally pop off, with plenty of kegs and Guinness at ringside! Who will end up under the table? And who will be the boys on top?
NXT returns as Briggs & Jensen make their entrance. Briggs is bringing a bull rope to this bar brawl! The bell rings and the brawl is on! Jensen throws hands with Mark Coffey but ends up cornered, while Briggs backs down Wolfie! Wolfgang turns things around on Briggs but Jensen turns things around on Mark. Well, not for long as Mark ROCKS Jensen. Wolfgang bumps Briggs off buckles, the hands fly more, but Jensen throws body shots. Wolfgang shoves Briggs out, he takes Briggs’ rope and LASHES Jensen! Mark goes out after Briggs to CLUB him down! Wolfgang digs his boots in on Jensen while Mark throws more hands.
Wolfgang fishhooks Jensen so he can watch Mark throw hands on Briggs. Mark grabs a trash can lid, but Briggs kicks him first. Briggs gets a trash can lid now, but Mark kicks back. Both men stagger, and Briggs CHUCKS the can at Mark’s head! Down goes Markus while Wolfgang CHOKES Jensen! Wolfgang stomps Jensen but Briggs CLUBS Wolfgang. The good ol’ boys hit back, double whip Wolfgang to ropes, and they double shoulder tackle Wolfgang down! They bring Wolfgang up, but Mark CLOBBERS Briggs! Mark BOOTS Jensen, Wolfgang throws hands on Briggs. Fans rally with “USA! USA!” but the brawl still goes Gallus’ way.
Jensen and Briggs hit back, Mark knees low and Wolfgang claws Briggs’ eyes! The Gallus Boys each whip Briggs & Jensen, but Briggs BOOTS Wolfgang and Jensen WHEEL KICKS Mark! Gallus bails out to regroup and fans fire up! Mark and Wolfgang go under the ring to bring out a TABLE! Fans love that, and Jensen hurries to match them! There’s another table in play as Jensen puts it in the ring. Briggs helps set the table up in a corner, and both teams dare the other to bring it. Briggs & Jensen go out but Gallus hurries around the way. Gallus gets the trash can lids, and Briggs has Jensen stand down so he doesn’t get clobbered.
Briggs & Jensen nod at each other and go looking under the ring. They bring out chairs! Fans fire up as the chairs and lids clash! The chairs win out, Briggs & Jensen SMACK Wolfgang & Mark on the backs! And again! And then they focus on Mark as Wolfgang bails out! Mark bails out and the fans fire up for the good ol’ boys as NXT goes picture in picture.
Briggs & Jensen dare Gallus to get back in the ring. Mark paces while Wolfgang checks his hands. Gallus starts throwing trash cans and lids into the ring, but Briggs & Jensen easily catch those and set them down. Gallus is annoyed as Jensen throws a can back! Gallus go to commentary to complain, and they hurry with trash cans, but they get DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Gallus hits the desk, then Briggs & Jensen put Wolfgang in! Briggs & Jensen corner Wolfgang to forearm and clothesline! Then they double whip Wolfgang to atomic drop and- Mark CLOBBERS Briggs! Jensen DECKS Mark, but Wolfgang CLOBBERS Jensen!
Wolfgang drags Jensen up and POSTS him! Wolfgang then fires off on Briggs at the apron. Briggs hits back, and now they brawl on the edge. Wolfgang kicks Briggs down but Briggs ROCKS Wolfgang back. They brawl more, Briggs gets the edge, but Wolfgang ROCKS him back. Briggs BOOTS Wolfgang down! Briggs then LEAPS at Mark, but Mark DECKS him out of the sky!
NXT returns to single picture, Mark whips Briggs to Wolfgang for the scoop. GAMANGIRI to POWERSLAM! Gallus stands over Briggs, and then they go after Jensen. Jensen throws haymakers! Fans fire up but Mark knees Jensen low. Mark whips Jensen to kitchen sink knee! Wolfgang SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Mark drags Jensen up to Backslide, and then Wolfgang KNEES a chair into Jensen’s face!! Jensen flounders and writhes in pain but Mark covers, TWO!! Jensen survives but Mark covers again, TWO! Gallus is annoyed, but they drop knees on Jensen. Wolfgang covers, TWO! Jensen reaches out but Mark smothers him.
Mark takes Jensen’s belt off him and now he has a leather strap! Wolfgang rips Jensen’s shirt off, but Briggs CLOBBERS Mark! Briggs fires off forearms but he gets mugged 2v1! And then CATAPULT FOREARM COMBO! Briggs is dazed, Mark takes his belt from him, and Gallus loom over both good ol’ boys. They LASH and LASH and LASH both Briggs & Jensen! Fans are stinging just watching and listening to this! LASH after LASH after LASH mark up Briggs & Jensen! Briggs & Jensen fight back but they just get more LASHES! Mark & Wolfgang prepare to use all the slack, but Briggs & Jensen block the lashing!
Briggs HEADBUTTS Mark, Jensen HEADBUTTS Wolfgang, and fans fire up! Now the tide has turned, time for the LASHING of Gallus!! LASH after LASH, and then they literally put Gallus on the ropes. Briggs puts Wolfgang’s shirt over his head while Mark’s shirt is just gone, Briggs & Jensen DOUBLE LASH!! Gallus writhes and fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” The good ol’ boys instead slide out to DOUBLE HAYMAKER! And then, they spot the table with the pitcher on it. Fans chant for “BEER! BEER! BEER!” Briggs & Jensen grab a mug each, to SMASH them on Gallus’ heads!! Briggs & Jensen put Mark in the ring and then put him in a trash can!
Mark is upside-down, but here comes Joe! The Iron King is furious, but Briggs & Jensen DOUBLE BOOT him down, and Joe falls through the table!! The good ol boys are all fired-up, and Wolfgang runs in, DOUBLE HIP TOSS through the other table!! Mark gets right-side-up, for the COUNTRY HIGH LOW!! Cover, Jensen & Briggs win!
Winners: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen, by pinfall
The Pub Rules Match turned more into a slobber knocker, and we saw that country boys can survive! Will Gallus not leave it at this? Just how much wilder can this one get? Well, speaking of, Gallus isn’t letting security push them back, Wolfgang DECKS one! And then refs rush out, only for Joe to DECK one of them!! That’ll be a mighty big fine! Well now police storm in! They ARREST Gallus for disorderly conduct! Will not even the law stop this firm from taking over?
A great NXT with a lot of great things set up for Halloween Havoc. For one, great vignette from Nathan Frazer to frame his rivalry with Axiom within his favorite thing outside of wrestling in soccer. As if Frazer VS Axiom Round 3 wasn’t going to be great already, making it a qualifier for the North American Championship Ladder match is going to boost that into something amazing. Either guy can win and either guy will make an awesome addition to that ladder match. Chase U has a great “pep rally,” and we got another classic Andre Chase outburst. Chase VS Von definitely feels like Von’s to win, but I would love if Chase got another shocker upset.
Wes VS Tony was really good, but I feel like that had to be a legit injury for Tony D. There’s no way NXT would intentionally make that part of story, but they can definitely spin it for story. Wes has to prove to everyone, including himself, that he deserves to be in the ladder match, so he might go above and beyond with wild spots. Given that, maybe Wes dooms himself and overdoes it, allowing someone else to win the title. Melo & Trick also keep hating on Wes so whether it’s Melo or Wes who wins, they can have an awesome feud going into the Fall and whatever NXT special parallels Survivor Series this year.
Great segment from Dragunov, JD and Bron with great use of continuity from NXT UK. And while I personally don’t think a Triple Threat is best for this, obviously the fans all wanted it, and Bron even played along by doing his own take on Steiner Math so that was fun. I just hope that this Triple Threat doesn’t go the way of Mandy Rose using Blair Davenport and Meiko Satomura against each other to win. Bron has had a great time in NXT, but he could easily move up to RawDown. My main thing is, Dragunov cannot, should not and better not be fed to further boost Bron. Dragunov can pin JD so that Bron loses without losing, clean exit and finally NXT UK gets some respect over here.
Mandy VS Fallon was a solid opening match but of course Mandy wins. She calls out Fyre, but then Fyre throws it back at her, obviously we’re getting that title match for Halloween Havoc. Lyons VS Kayden was a great match but it makes sense for Lyons to win since this was 1v1. Lyons, Stark & Fyre have a great confrontation with Toxic Attraction, that is definitely a Six Woman Tag to help factor things in for the women’s title and women’s tag titles. I almost feel like we’ll get a Triple Threat Tag for the women’s tag titles just so we get another situation of one side losing without really losing any power levels. Lyons & Stark can pin Toxic, they can pin KC Squared, the other goes after Lyons & Stark for the Fall season.
Decent promo from The Schism and a really good match from Grimes VS Gacy. The Dyad of course make the difference and Gacy wins, and I further believe this is leading to a Six Man Tag of The Schism VS Grimes, Edris & Malik. Good promo from Apollo and good response from Waller. I have a weird feeling Apollo VS Waller can end up an Eye for an Eye match like Seth Rollins had with Rey Mysterio a couple years ago. Waller also having Roxanne AND Cora on his talk show, he’s of course going to stir the pot, but we all know Roxie VS Cora II was going to happen at some point, so this is a good way to get multiple stories going at once.
Good debut match from Sol Ruca, and with her athletic background, there are parallels between her and Tiffany Stratton, so I’m almost expecting Sol’s first feud to be with Tiffany. Wendy and Lash have a good promo segment, their match will be very good, and it could go either way. Wendy kept her feud with Tiffany going even after losses, so whether Wendy loses or Lash does, they both have that character where they’ll just go back for more. Dragunov has a great return match with Quinn, and of course Dragunov wins. Sanga, Quincy and Quinn had a good segment backstage, and Quinn is a good foil for Quincy to feud with.
Really good match from Brutus and Kemp, but obviously Kemp wasn’t worried about winning, just hurting Brutus. Mission accomplished there and obviously we’ll get Julius VS Kemp next. It’s just rather odd that Kemp still wears the singlet he spray painted last week. I’m sure Kemp will have his own, non-Diamond-Mine ring gear soon, and since Damon Kemp is a former Minnesota wrestler, I’m hoping for gold and maroon. That’d look pretty awesome, especially to contrast the blue and white of Diamond Mine.
We got great segments from Gallus and the good ol’ boys all night, especially with Gallus pushing the limits with NXT security. That main event was awesome stuff, and I’m a bit surprised Briggs & Jensen won, but HHHBK seem to really like those guys. But I feel like having Gallus arrested is actually the wrong way to go about this. Hank Walker should’ve stormed out there cuz he’s basically alpha security guard. Also, Hank has felt like the third man in the Country Boys stable since he showed up on Level Up months ago. Maybe that still happens next week, with a segment where Gallus is released on bail and Hank gets in their face. Then we can get Briggs, Jensen & Hank VS Gallus in a huge Six Man Tag for Halloween Havoc, whatever wild stipulation attached to it you want.
My Score: 8.8/10
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