SmackDown welcomes the host of WrestleMania 36: Rob Gronkowski!
WWE welcomes the NFL superstar to Friday Night SmackDown ahead of his hosting the special two-night WrestleMania 36 event!
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- The Artist Collective VS Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak; Bryan & Gulak win.
- From WrestleMania 30: John Cena VS Bray Wyatt.
- The Miz & John Morrison VS Heavy Machinery; Miz & Morrison win.
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SmackDown shares a huge announcement!
Given the circumstances, WrestleMania 36 can no longer be just one night! BOTH April 4th and 5th will be part of a two-night WrestleMania event! And a big event means a big host. A former NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl player, ROB GRONKOWSKI! Gronk let the world know himself in a tweet, but of course Mojo Rawley let the WWE Universe know, too. And speaking of, the Hype Bro is back and getting Michael Cole hype. Mojo introduces his “best friend,” Rob Gronkowski to SmackDown! Gronk breaks it down as he heads down the ramp and to the ring where he joins Mojo and Michael.
Has it been a dream of Gronk’s to be part of WrestleMania? Gronk has been watching since Second Grade in the nosebleeds when the WWE came to Buffalo, New York. He watched FCW to support Mojo Rawley. Gronk has been to sold out events, and now he’s here in front of no one, STILL HYPED because he’s hosting! Mojo is pumped, too, but he warns Gronk to be careful. You can get hit on the field, off the field and everywhere in between. Mojo is to help Gronk out, Gronk will help Mojo out, and they pump each other up with CHOPS! “WOO~!” But wait, here comes Baron Corbin to ruin the fun.
Corbin congratulates Gronk but says he’s setting himself up for failure listening to Mojo. As we all know, this is King Corbin. And as king, Corbin expects a specific greeting: get down on your knees and bow down! Nah, Gronk’s good. Alright, fine. Corbin says this isn’t for Gronk. He’s just a party guy. Corbin’s done both the NFL and the WWE. Gronk’s used to shoulder pads, hip pads and helmets. They don’t have any of that in the WWE! Cobin is bigger and stronger, so Gronk better fall in line like everyone else. Or else, the party will be over. But ladies and gentlemen: It’s Elias.
Corbin accuses Elias of being a stalker but Elias says that he’s been sitting on a song that he wants Corbin to listen to. If Corbin listens, will Elias go away? Sure, sure. Elias plays and sings, “Corbin~ can’t you hear how dumb you sound? Gronk will rip your skull off and spike it like a touchdown~! So it’s off with your head~, I don’t think you’ll survive. I just wish there were actually people here to see it live.” Corbin says the song is over and won’t let Gronk laugh anymore. The two get face to face with jackets off, but Corbin talks trash about Gronk getting hurt. Mojo and Gronk table top Corbin! They taunt Corbin back, but Elias gets in to give Corbin a kick and a toss!
Gronk says as the host of Mania, he may not have the power to make a match, but he WANTS Corbin and Elias to have one! Will The Drifter make the Wolf King look like a fool during the event “too big for one night?”
The Artist Collective VS Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak!
Sami Zayn supports his team of the Swiss Cyborg and King of Strong Style, but will he be boasting and bragging after they run into the double-tough duo of technicians?
SmackDown returns and Sami’s team makes their entrance. The teams sort out and we begin with Nakamura and Bryan. They circle and feel it out. Sami joins commentary as Nakamura gets the wrist. Bryan wrenches back to a waistlock but Nakamura drops to trip Bryan up. The two trade facelocks and Bryan gets control. Bryan brings Nakamura over and tags Gulak. Gulak wrenches Nakamura now and shifts to a hammerlock. Nakamura pulls Gulak’s ear to bring him tot he corner. Tag to Cesaro and Cesaro throws body shots. Cesaro throws Gulak with a headlock but Gulak headscissors back. Cesaro works his way around to lace the legs and then shifts to a facelock.
Gulak gets out of the hold and gets a hold of Cesaro’s leg. Gulak keeps Cesaro anchored as he tags in Bryan. Bryan runs to jump onto the leg! Cesaro blocks the toehold and headlocks to then throw an uppercut. Nakamura tags in, stomps Bryan then brings him up. Bryan ROCKS Nakamura with European Uppercuts of his own! Bryan whips but Cesaro tags in. Nakamura kicks Bryan away but Bryan throws him out. Bryan runs to DIVE! Nakamura ends up on the announce desk and Sami freaks out! Bryan shoulders Cesaro away then goes up top. He leaps but into Cesaro’s arms, and BACKBREAKER! Sami marks out as Cesaro BOOTS Gulak down! The Artist Collective praises itself as SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns as Cesaro and Bryan are trading EuroUppers! Bryan hits, Cesaro hits, repeat! Cesaro hits low with body shots then tags in Nakamura. Cesaro gives another EuroUpper and sets Bryan up in the ropes for Nakamura’s SLIDING GERMAN! Nakamura stomps Bryan then brings him up. Bryan hits back so Nakamura snapmares and drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Tag to Cesaro and Sami sings the praises of his fellow artists. Cesaro dead lift gut wrenches, Bryan tries to fight out with punches to the legs, but Cesaro still gut wrench suplexes him! Cover, TWO! Cesaro looms over Bryan and stalks him to ropes.
Cesaro stomps Bryan’s hands and throws big forearms in the corner. He whips Bryan corner to corner then hits a clothesline! Cesaro goes back the other way with another EuroUpper! And then the other way, but Bryan dropkicks back! Both men are down and Gulak coaches Bryan up. Hot tags to Nakamura and Gulak! The Philly Stretcher shotgun dropkicks Nakamura down! Gulak throws haymakers and body shots but the ref backs him off. Nakamura runs into a counter punch and a GERMAN! Cover, TWO! Sami complains but Gulak stalks Nakamura. Gulak has the dragon sleeper but Nakamura counters to an armbar! Gulak makes it a cover, TWO! Nakamura hits a BIG swinging kick!
Tag to Cesaro and Nakamura feeds Gulak to Cesaro’s fireman’s carry. Cesaro puts Gulak up top for the Top Shelf Knee! Then a feed to the Pop-up UPPERCUT! Cesaro covers, Bryan breaks it! Nakamura and Cesaro mug Bryan and then dump him out. Sami taunts Bryan while Cesaro goes after Gulak with slaps and EuroUppers! Tag to Nakamura and Nakamura kicks and knees Gulak. Nakamura gourd busters Gulak, then runs in, but Gulak dodges to LARIAT! Both men are down and crawling, Cesaro tags in and he drags Gulak away from his corner. Cesaro gives EuroUpper after uppercut, then whips. Gulak sunset flips out of the back drop, but Cesaro pries him off the hold, for another EuroUpper!
Gulak elbows Cesaro away then boots him. Bryan tags in and Gulak leaps! But Cesaro catches him! Gulak slips out, Bryan sunset flips, Bryan and Gulak win!!
Winners: Drew Gulak & Daniel Bryan
The two join in the Yes Movement fingers to celebrate. Seems Gulak has forgone his old ways of “No Chanting.” Sami complains about the chaotic cooperation between Gulak and Bryan. “Another injustice!” But will Sami run out of excuses on the Road to WrestleMania Weekend?
SmackDown returns to Sami arguing with Bryan backstage.
Sami says Bryan shouldn’t be with a “nobody” like Gulak. Gulak says he’s helping Bryan get better, but Sami says Gulak’s just helping Bryan become “more mediocre.” That was a mediocre win, as was last week’s win. The only thing Bryan is learning is how to squeak out wins, just like Gulak squeaked out a spot on SmackDown’s roster. So when is Bryan going to come to his senses and listen to the WWE Intercontinental Champion, the Great Liberator, Sami Zayn? Gulak gets mad but Sami has his back-up. Sami says he is UNTOUCHABLE!
Untouchable? Bryan points out that Sami is barely a champion. If Sami thinks Gulak is only teaching Bryan how to be mediocre, then put the title on the line! Sami VS Bryan, as part of WrestleMania! Sami says Bryan has lost his mind. If we’re talking putting money where mouths are, fine! If “the great teacher” Gulak can somehow defeat Nakamura 1v1 next week, Sami will happily agree to that challenge. Bryan doesn’t even have to think about it. Challenge accepted! Will Gulak be able to bring the King of Strong Style down to open the way to a title match?
Paige returns to SmackDown!
Well, via video call given the circumstances. But before she can say much, Bayley and Sasha Banks appear! They’re upset that Paige no-showed last week, and now is only on SmackDown by satellite? The Boss and Bayley excuse Cole to welcome Paige back to “our show.” Wow, baby girl, what a way with words. Yep, now get your words out and go away again. Right, because no one can touch them. The Women’s (R)Evolution is over, and the Role Model Era has begun! That’s right, baby girl. Good almost accent, Bayley.
Paige says that it’s bad enough to hear them week after week on SmackDown talking down to the roster, but talking bad on the Women’s (R)Evolution? C’mon, now. They should know better. They should know that it takes more than greatness to change people’s hearts. It takes courage. Any woman who stepped into that ring showed courage. That courage is something the bullies suddenly lack. Bayley says it isn’t her fault she’s the most dominant women’s champion in SmackDown history! She’s beaten everyone, unless Paige wants to try? No wait, she can’t! So just finish talking since you couldn’t even show up!
Paige gets it, this is #BadBayley now. And yes, Paige’s in-ring career is over. Her passion was taken from her and it breaks her heart. She wouldn’t wish that on anyone, not even these two. But they’re wrong that she’s stuck in the past. She can’t wait to see who takes her title. Paige spoke to her friends at Fox, and is allowed to announce Bayley’s WrestleMania match. Whoa, whoa, what? There can’t be a match! Bayley and Sasha are going to straight to the Hall of Fame so bye! No, no. The SmackDown Women’s Championship match will be Bayley VS Lacey Evans- Uh, she already beat her. Paige wasn’t done. Bayley VS Lacey Evans VS Dana Brooke- Oh wow, really? So scary! What about Tamina? Does she even work here anymore?
Paige still isn’t done. Bayley VS Lacey VS Dana VS Tamina. Wow, whoa, relax, you don’t have to be so jealous. Well, Bayley said she’s the most dominant women’s champion for SmackDown ever, so they should raise the stakes. Bayley VS Lacey VS Dana VS Tamina VS Naomi! What?! Sasha gets mad and calls Paige a “b*tch” for doing this! Wow, such big girl words. But good to hear her finally talk. Because lastly, it is a SIX PACK ELIMINATION MATCH! And the sixth person, is Sasha. The best friends must face each other again, among a stacked field of contenders! Will either “role model” come away with the title? Or will they both get what they deserve? And what’s that smirk from Sasha about?
From WrestleMania 30: John Cena VS Bray Wyatt!
SmackDown brings us the match that Bray Wyatt himself claims was the beginning of a downward spiral into the darkness that brought The Fiend into existence. Let’s all relive the nightmare in New Orleans!
The Wyatt Family, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, lurk at ringside as the bell rings. Wyatt sits on his perch of the top rope before circling with Cena. Fans are thunderous and dueling, but Wyatt drops to his knees. He dares Cena to end this right now! “Show them! Give them what they came to see! Be the monster you are, John! Finish me!” Cena tells Wyatt to get up but Wyatt keeps shouting, “Finish me!” Cena refuses so Wyatt rushes him! But Cena dodges and Wyatt hits buckles, and Cena headlocks and throws Wyatt down. Wyatt works his way up from the mat and powers Cena to a corner. The ref calls for the ropebreak but Wyatt thrusts in a shoulder. Cena gets clear and gets another headlock takedown.
Fans rally and duel as Wyatt works his way up to his feet. Wyatt elbows out of the headlock and uppercuts Cena off his feet! Wyatt adds headbutts and has Cena in a corner. He throws body shots and more headbutts and laughs. “He don’t even wanna fight me!” Wyatt drags Cena up to throw uppercuts and Cena falls. Fans rally and duel as Wyatt toys with Cena. Wyatt drags Cena up to knock him back down. Wyatt headubtts Cena over and over then stomps him into the mat. The ref backs Wyatt off but Wyatt roars at the fans. Many fans boo but Wyatt just smirks. Wyatt drags Cena up and shoves him to whip. Wyatt body checks Cena down! Rowan and Harper watch closely as Wyatt sits Cena up. “This is your hero?!”
Wyatt drives more elbows into Cena then puts him in a corner. Wyatt whips Cena corner to corner and Cena hits buckles hard. Cena grits his teeth as Wyatt soaks up the heat. Wyatt runs corner to corner but into Cena’s LARIAT! Fans are divided with cheers and jeers but Cena has a very angry look on his face. Cena goes after Wyatt with furious fists, and RAKES Wyatt’s eyes! But Wyatt laughs as the ref pulls Cena away. Cena stomps Wyatt and drags him up for big forearms. Wyatt gets to a corner but Cena is on him with furious body shots and haymakers. The ref counts and Cena backs off at 2, to glare at the ref. Harper and Rowan are on the apron now, but Wyatt tells them to stand down. Cena bites his fingers in frustration as SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns as Cena whips but Wyatt reverses. Wyatt catches Cena into a sleeper hold! Cena drops to a knee and Wyatt grinds him to the mat. Fans are still buzzing as Wyatt grins and cranks on Cena’s head. But Cena fights his way up and powers his way out, then blocks a kick. Cena dodges, runs and starts up the shoulder tackles! Fans boo as Cena hits the spin-out bomb! Cena revels in the fans that disapprove as he says, “You Can’t See Me!” But Wyatt pops up with the spider walk! Cena is freaked out, Harper distracts him, and Wyatt gets Cena with the URENAGE! Wyatt covers, TWO! Wyatt drags Cena up to ROCK him with a right. Fans still duel as Wyatt puts Cena in a corner.
Fans sing “He’s got the whole~ world, in his hands!” as Wyatt runs corner to corner. Wyatt hits a HUGE corner splash! Cena flounders to the other corner, and Wyatt runs in. Cena boots him away then hops up, for a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Rowan and his sheep mask lurks closer and Cena is wary of him as he climbs up top. Cena leaps, but his leg drop is turned into a BOMB! Matchbook cover, TWO!! Wyatt grows frustrated but he keeps focus on Cena. “Show it to me!” Cena gets Wyatt’s leg but Wyatt pushes him away. Wyatt runs into a second spin-out bomb! FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE! Cena fireman’s carries but Wyatt slips off to give Cena a swinging GUT BUSTER! Cover, TWO!!
Wyatt paces as Cena gets to the apron. Wyatt brings Cena up to punch him back down. Harper keeps Rowan back while Cena fireman’s carries! Wyatt slips out and clubs Cena, and gives him a DDT TO THE APRON! Wyatt hurries back in to cover, TWO!! Cena survives but fans still sing for Wyatt. Wyatt revels in the chorus of the buzzards as Cena drags himself to a corner. Wyatt throws body shots on Cena then puts him up top for an uppercut! Cena teeters while Wyatt climbs up to join him. Cena resists the superplex and headbutts Wyatt! He knocks Wyatt down then adjusts, to LEAP onto Harper and Rowan!! Cena takes out the henchmen and fans lose their minds!
Wyatt hurries out with wild eyes to stomp Cena down. Wyatt whips Cena into steel steps! The ref says to get this back in the ring bu Wyatt insists “I know what to do! I figured it out, man!” Wyatt goes to Cena and picks up steel steps. The ref warns Wyatt but Cena hits first! Cena punches then throws Wyatt into the post! Wyatt tumbles over the steps, and Cena picks them up! Cena glares at Wyatt, but between the ring count and the disqualification, Cena tosses them away. He puts Wyatt in the ring, runs but gets another BODY CHECK! Cover, TWO!! Wyatt still smiles as he brings Cena over. Wyatt sings as he pats Cena on the head. But then Wyatt runs, but Cena dodges the back senton! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!! Cover, TWO!! Wyatt survives but Cena is too exhausted to be frustrated. And it’s here that SmackDown takes another break.
SmackDown returns again while both men are down. Rowan tries to get in but the ref keeps him out. That’s just a distraction so Harper and SUPERKICK Cena down! Wyatt drops the back senton! Cover, TWO!! Wyatt throws Cena out of the ring and then waits in the ring. Cena RAMS Harper through barriers!! Wyatt is as shocked as we are! He goes after Cena to stomp and headbutt. Wyatt checks on Harper and wants him to get up. But Wyatt then goes back to Cena and puts him in the ring. Wyatt goes to a corner and grins before leaning back with the spider walk! He drags Cena up and into position, but no Sister Abigail as Cena gets a takedown! To the STF!! Fans are thunderous but divided as Wyatt endures. Wyatt drags himself and Cena to the ROPEBREAK!
Cena lets go and gets to the far side. He runs into SISTER ABIGAIL!! Cover, TWO!?! Wyatt can’t believe Cena survives! But he still smiles and laughs. Wyatt rolls out of the ring and pulls apart an announce desk! Wyatt paces about before glaring at the ring announcers. They move aside as he storms over and grabs a chair. Wyatt brings that over even as the ref warns him. Wyatt goes in, Rowan distracts the ref, but Wyatt gives the chair to Cena…? Cena is confused but Wyatt says, “We’re almost there. Grow your legacy, John! Finish me!” Wyatt still wants Cena to become a monster! Cena has the chair, the ref says it’s not who he is, but Cena looks like he wants to be! Cena SMACKS Rowan instead!
Wyatt rolls Cena, TWO!! Wyatt kicks Cena, drags him into position, but Cena fireman’s carries out! ANOTHER AA!! Cover, Cena wins!!
Winner: John Cena, by pinfall
Cena is not the monster Wyatt thinks he is! At least, not on this night. Cena himself can feel how close he was, but he saved himself at the last moment.
But that was six years ago. This is now. That moment is what changed Bray’s career, and now he has The Fiend. Bray says Cena took something from him. Will Bray take everything from Cena this time around?
Backstage interview with Bliss-Cross!
Alexa and Nikki are still in bad moods after Asuka made sure they lost their tag team match against Bayley & Banks. Nikki is all fired up so Alexa talks to Asuka. Asuka crashed the party, but if that’s how she wants to play, fine. Because the Goddess has played that game, but better. Bliss-Cross will do whatever they have to in order to get what they want. What does their schedule look like next week? Wide open! Then Asuka and Kairi Sane, you don’t have to crash SmackDown’s party because Alexa is inviting you personally. Alexa VS Asuka 1v1 next week! Will the Goddess defeat the Empress to get one step closer to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships?
The Miz and John Morrison head to the ring!
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions are back again, and again take a seat in the directors chairs. SmackDown will have another new episode of The Dirt Sheet after the break!
SmackDown returns as Miz and Morrison introduce themselves. Morrison taught himself how to whip and nae nae. Wow, really? Oh yeah, and he nailed it. Miz says they’re still missing something. Other than an arena full of fans chanting, “Hey hey! Ho ho! Miz ‘n’ Morrison,” you mean? They have the titles, the chairs, the sunglasses, but where are their WrestleMania challengers? Very true. But they beat everyone in the Elimination Chamber. Miz says they should ask the “audience here tonight” to suggest challengers. Who does the audience think they should face at WrestleMania?
Awwwwww Miz ‘n’ Morrisooon~! Who should be the #1 contenders? Who who who? Wait how are Miz and Morrison mocking New Day fans from the crowd? Oh right, the magic of television. But these “presidents of the New Day fan club” obviously suggest Kofi Kingston and Big E for the match, and then throw pancakes. Miz and Morrison pretend those “fans” “snuck in.” Now two more “fans” say “Whoa! Whoa!” It’s Friday Night Lockdown, and if any team deserves a title match for WrestleMania, it’s the UCE! OHHS~! “Hol’ up.” Two bacon cosplayers (still Miz and Morrison) say the title opportunity should go to two men as Blue Collar as they come: Otis and Tucker.
Wait why are they ham? They’re BACON! And why’re the New Day fans unicorns? And why are the other fans dressed as “back-up dancers in a rap video?” Calling them ham? Don’t you dare- BE SOUR~! Clap for your world famous seven-time-champs- That intro is so stupid! Wow, they’re right. It’s just been around for so long, they never realized. This is all so stupid. Thank you, Heavy Machinery fans. Your welcome. USO! PENITENTIARY! Why is everyone interrupting the hams? Hey, Uce, that ham is getting hot. “We! Are! BACON!” Why is that hard to understand?! Otis loves meat on a stick, but there weren’t no meat on a stick costumes! Why does no one take us seriously?! “Our guy can do a 300 pound caterpillar! Can anyone else do that?!”
Wow, that ham is mad. But not even those ridiculously good looking fans can decide who the #1 contenders should be! Guess that means they get the night off. Now that is an idea. But wait! Heavy Machinery is here in person! They’re going to show Miz ‘n’ Morrison what they get for hamming it up!
The Miz & John Morrison VS Heavy Machinery!
SmackDown returns and the match is already underway as Otis SLAMS Miz down! Miz hurries to his corner and tags in Morrison. Morrison circles with Otis and puffs himself up. Morrison kicks Otis low but Otis just powers up. Now Morrison throws forearms but Otis keeps pumping up. Morrison unloads but it won’t slow Otis down! He does get Otis down to a knee with a flurry of strikes, but Otis blocks the whip! Otis whips Morrison to the corner instead, but Morrison slips out and slides under. Morrison goes around to roundhouse! Morrison springboards, but Otis gets under! Otis runs Morrison over with his belly!
Otis drags Morrison up to suplex and hold him up. Tag to Tucker and Tucker takes the hand-off to keep Morrison up. Morrison drops after 20 and Tucker covers, TWO! Tucker keeps Morrison from Miz with a facelock and whip. Morrison rolls off Tucker’s back to tag in Miz! Miz runs into a BIG hip toss! Otis taunts “Mizzy” as Tucker hits a corner splash! Tag and Otis whips Tucker in to corner splash. Tucker feeds Miz to Otis’ shoulder! Otis drags Miz around to cover, TWO! Morrison coaches Miz on but Otis tags in Tucker. Heavy Machinery double whip and body shot, then march around for a BELLY SANDWICH! Morrison runs in but gets a double tackle! And a BOOM SHAKA LOO double falling headbutt! Otis clotheslines Morrison out, Tucker CANNONBALLS!
Tucker keeps Miz from running away through the empty crowd to put him back in the ring. Tucker goes around to run in but Miz passes him off and Morrison dumps Tucker out! The champs play dumb as to what happened but Miz starts up their chant. “Hey hey! Ho ho!” Miz wrecks Tucker with a dropkick! Otis protests but there’s nothing he can do. Miz puts Tucker in and drags him around to tag in Morrison. The 21st Century Classic DECKS Tucker into the elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Morrison runs to hit a SLIDING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Tucker is tough but Morrison keeps on him with a chinlock. Morrison drives in elbows and thrashes Tucker down. Otis shouts that Morrison can’t hold Tucker down but Morrison shouts back that he in fact IS holding Tucker down.
Tucker endures and fights his way up to throw body shots. Morrison knees low then tags in Miz. The champs double gut buster Tucker! Miz mocks Otis while Morrison says “Tucky’s feeling yucky.” But Tucker fights back with big hands! He decks Morrison and CLOBBERS Miz! Otis fires up as Tucker crawls over. Miz flounders after Tucker but here comes ZIGGLER! Dolph wants to rub it in that he sniped Mandy Rose’s affections, and that allows Miz to CLOBBER Otis off the apron! Miz goes after Tucker with the basement DDT! cover, TWO!! Morrison BOOTS Otis down and laughs his way back to his corner. Ziggler joins commentary as SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns and Morrison grinds Tucker down with a chinlock. Morrison cranks on Tucker but Tucker fights his way up. Tucker throws body shots and haymakers. Morrison mule kicks and then a ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Morrison keeps on Tucker while Ziggler explains there wasn’t anything to steal with Mandy and Otis, because she wasn’t his at all. Morrison tags in Miz and they double suplex Tucker, only for Tucker to double suplex them! Tucker crawls over and glitching happens, hot tag to Otis! The Dozer bulldozes and rallies on Miz and Morrison! Otis fires up as he scoops, spins and SLAMS Miz down! Morrison runs into a pop-up flapjack! Otis throws Morrison into Miz, then corner to corner to sandwich them!
Morrison and Miz are both down in the zone, and Ziggler taunts Otis with the fact that there are no fans to cheer him on. Otis hits the Caterpillar, but Ziggler speaks on the mic to distract him! Otis may be smitten with Ziggler’s kitten, but Ziggler wants Otis to see some recent pictures of theirs. The two on the road together, so happy and smiling. Too bad Otis will never know what that’s like. Good guys finish last, and alone. Is Otis okay? There’s nothing wrong with being second, aka the first loser. Otis stops being sad, and starts getting mad. Otis storms out after Ziggler! The chase is on! Otis grabs Ziggler and drags him back over the barriers, and TOSSES him!
The ref tells Otis to leave Ziggler alone but Otis has a chair! Morrison and Miz save Ziggler to club and punch Otis. They put Otis in the ring, but Otis clotheslines them both back out! Otis throws Morrison into steel steps! And Miz into the announce desk! Otis bounces Miz’s head over and over on the hood! “You don’t know me!!” Otis throws Miz into the post! Morrison leaps but into Otis’ arms, to be RAMMED into the post! The Dozer is like the Hulk because of Ziggler rubbing the romance in his face. Otis runs at Miz ‘n’ Morrison and BULLDOZES them THROUGH BARRIERS!! If there were fans live, they’d be losing their minds!
Otis grabs a chair but Tucker works to calm Otis down. Otis is angry, and rightfully so, but the match is more important. Not to Otis! He gives Morrison a SMACK! And then Miz a SMACK!
Winners: The Miz & John Morrison, by disqualification
Dozer smash as he SMACKS Miz and Morrison over and over again! Tucker still tries to stop his friend but Otis’ rage is as big as he is! And Ziggler is in shock as Otis throws an armchair into the stands! Will the Show-Off regret unleashing the rage of Otis Dozovic?
SmackDown returns with Michael Cole in the ring.
To close out tonight, one of the WrestleMania main events will be made official. This is the WWE Universal Championship contract signing! First out, Roman Reigns! And of course, second is Goldberg! Both men go right to the ring and stand at the table. Michael Cole asks they take their seats to get to this, but they both take their seats and THROW them out! Well alright. Cole wants them to relax. The match between them in two weeks was something “no one saw coming.” This dream match is happening.
Cole asks Goldberg about after winning the title, he marched out to simply ask, “Who’s next?” Who did he expect to answer the call? Goldberg says he hoped it would be Roman, but he didn’t think The Big Dog had the balls to actually do it. Roman did step up, but Cole asks why. Roman says he’s been very fortunate. Many of the greats chose Roman. John Cena, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker. They all lost to Roman, too. It won’t be any different for “Bill.” Cole now asks Roman about his tweet from some time ago, in reference to punching the stage for the pyro.
“It’s a little piece of pad. So I don’t break my hand on steel grate. I gotta perform like 48 weeks a year, man. So that would be stupid. It would be like (thinking emoji) headbutting a door before my match level of stupid.” Cole connects the dots for us and says it’s about Goldberg and his Super Showdown match with Taker. Why would Roman have said that? Roman says, “Why not?” The only thing Roman sees in front of him is “a little b*tch bulldog sitting in my yard,” holding the title he never earned and that Roman never lost. Roman signs his part of the contract, and puts it in front of Goldberg. Goldberg glares at Roman before telling the “punk” that he’s been destroying steel doors all across the world for years with that same headbutt. Come WrestleMania, Roman will be that headbutt’s next victim.
Goldberg signs his part of the contract, hands it to Cole, and then picks up the title. Goldberg then TOSSES the table, and both he and Roman stare down face to face. This is the intensity now before the match. What will it be like when the bell rings?
Well this wasn’t as good as last week’s episode, and that was because there was no HHH this week. A shame, really. I do appreciate that we got more original content than Raw gave us, but the encore match was actually very fitting. I personally didn’t see Cena VS Wyatt for WrestleMania 30 when it came out and I had never taken the time to see it on the Network, so seeing it tonight was good for me. It was a decent match, and definitely a moment that defines the path the WWE has been on these last six years. I think it would be very fitting if The Fiend won so that Bray can exact his revenge. I’m also curious as we’ll be getting a Firefly Fun House segment next week for one last push towards that match.
Gronk had a good segment with Mojo, Corbin and Elias. Corbin VS Elias was definitely meant to be a kickoff show match, but I’m thinking with Mania being divided into two days, they might as well just put Corbin VS Elias on at the start of night one just to get it done. All matches should be part of the main cards so that all stars get PPV pay to make up for working during these times. I suppose it’s fine Paige was only via video, because she didn’t need to be in person to make an announcement. A Six Pack ELIMINATION Challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship is going to be great. Especially because there will be MANY openings for Sasha to betray Bayley and finally get this title for herself. Sasha becoming the other Grand Slam Champion will make great story for Sasha and Bayley post-Mania.
I knew we were going to get a tag team match of Gulak & Bryan VS Cesaro & Nakamura at some point, but I didn’t think it’d be tonight. It seems it was to set up next week’s challenge. It might be obvious for Gulak to win and get Bryan the title match at Mania, but I don’t see it going any other way. Miz & Morrison were hilarious as their parodies of fans, especially the Heavy Machinery fans. The tag match was really good, but especially Otis going Incredible Hulk on everything. If it is just Otis VS Ziggler for Mania, that’s actually going to be pretty wild. The contract signing was pretty standard, and I knew that tweet would be brought up. I hope that match happens night one to also get it out of the way, since it won’t last long.
My Score: 8/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (1/27/21)
Can rivals become teammates tonight?
Finn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly take on the NXT Tag Team Champions, together!
Though the Men’s and Women’s Dusty Cups continue, the Prince looks to cut down Pete Dunne’s back-up! Will Finn and Kyle hold together long enough to settle things with Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch?
- Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: MSK VS Drake Maverick & Killian Dain; win(s) and advance.
- Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Grizzled Young Veterans VS KUSHIDA & Leon Ruff; win and advance.
- Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai VS Aliyah & Jessi Kamea w/ Robert Stone; win and advance.
- inn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch; win.
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[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage of WWE NXT will begin later tonight]
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/27/21)
Will Dynamite be Just… Too… Sweeeeeeet~?
AEW and Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions, UNITE…?
Though there are tensions rising within The Elite, Gallows & Anderson will team with The Young Bucks in a HUGE 8 Man Tag match!
- Lance Archer VS Eddie Kingston; Kingston wins.
- Y2MJF w/ The Inner Circle VS The Varsity Blondes; Y2MJF win(s).
- Hangman Page VS Ryan Nemeth; Hangman wins.
- Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler & Tully Blanchard; Jungle Boy wins.
- Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shanna; Britt wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Young Bucks & The Good Brothers VS The Dark Order; win(s).
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Lance Archer VS Eddie Kingston!
The Murderhawk Monster and the Mad King are finally having a 1v1 contest, and it will truly be 1v1 because none of their allies are allowed ringside! Will Archer finally shut Kingston up about all the “almost” losses?
Kingston is after Archer the second he’s in the ring, and he CHOPS! Archer just grins! Archer throws his shirt off, throws it at Kingston and eggs him on. Kingston CHOPS, Archer BOOTS Kingston over! Archer runs and hits an elbow in the corner! And then goes corner to corner, hits another! Kingston avoids the third and fires off on a leg! Kingston BITES Archer’s head as they’re on the ropes! The ref reprimands, Kingston CLUBS Archer then CHOPS him again! Archer finally feels that, and Kingston puts Archer in a corner. Kingston CHOPS, Archer eggs him on, but Kingston pokes him in the eye!
Archer staggers about, Kingston elbows him on the back then goes after the leg. Kingston chokes Archer on ropes, lets off as the ref counts, then stalks Archer to another corner for kidney shots! Kingston keeps on Archer’s body, kicks the legs out, but Archer rakes eyes back! Fans rally as Archer ROCKS Kingston with a right! Kingston flounders, CHOPS back, and CHOPS again, then goes to a corner, Kingston goes up, leaps, FLYING SHOULDER! Archer stays up!? Archer shakes out the cobwebs but Kingston runs, but Archer DERAILS him! Fans fire up while Kingston sits up in a daze.
Archer stalks Kingston, drags him up by his ears, then brings him around to CLUB him. Kingston clings to Archer’s legs but Archer brings him up to CHOP him down! Fans want that “One More Time!” and Archer drags Kingston up to CHOP him again! Kingston flops down and Archer seethes as he drags him back up. Archer choke grips and CHOKE SLAMS Kingston to the apron! Kingston flops to the floor as fans lose their minds! The ring count climbs as Kingston stirs, but Archer goes out to fetch him. Archer drags Kingston up and bumps him off the camera! Talk about a close-up! “Everything is in my playground!”
Archer kicks Kingston, whips him and sends him into railing! Archer digs Kingston’s head into the railing! The ref counts, Archer lets off to scare the ref off, and then Archer goes back to drag Kingston up. Archer brings Kingston over to bounce off the timekeeper’s table! Kingston scrambles into the ring, Archer pursues and brings him up in a full nelson, for a SLAM! Archer says he’s just getting started with Kingston, and he goes to a corner! Archer grins at the camera before hopping down and putting Kingston in the drop zone. Archer goes up, spinning VADER BOMB! Cover, ONE because Archer lets off! Archer is a cat toying with his prey!
Archer drags Kingston up, Kingston breaks free but the back hand is blocked! Archer choke grips, Kingston kicks low and dropkicks legs out. Kingston runs to FOREARM Archer down! Cover, TWO! Archer survives but Kingston catches his breath. Fans rally and duel as both men slowly rise. Kingston brings Archer around, but Archer LARIATS first! Archer drags Kingston up, puts him in a corner, then hoists him up top. Archer brings Kingston out with the inverted crucifix, but Kingston slips out to shove Archer into buckles! Archer BOOTS back, Kingston flounders but Archer is on him right away. Hammerlock ripcord for the CHOKE SLAM!
Archer knuckle locks Kingston’s hand and drags him up with it. Archer CLUBS Kingston, goes up the corner, and walks the tightrope a la Old School! MOONSAULT!! But no cover because Archer still isn’t satisfied. Archer clamps on the EBD CLAW! Archer sits Kingston up, but The Butcher and Blade have Jake the Snake hostage!! Archer hurries over but Bunny Allie hands Kingston a loaded bit of tape! Kingston waits for Archer to come back, LOADED BACK HAND!! Cover, Kingston wins!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The Fam still found a way to screw Archer over! Kingston survives, and then The Blade and Butcher drag Archer up for the POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! The Fam isn’t done, either, they sit Archer back up for Kingston’s BACK HAND! Jake the Snake tries to get up but the damage has been done. Will Kingston and his henchmen continue to wreak havoc on AEW?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Okay, let me see if I’ve got this right. The Young Bucks are the tag team champions, and they’re friends with Kenny, but Kenny’s friends with The Goody Brothers, and they’re the tag team champions, too. So now they’re all friends? They’re all one big happy family? How is that going to work? Is that going to work?” No it’s not. The Elite is like The Young & The Restless. And then there’s Death Triangle, PAC & The Lucha Brothers, who don’t like any part of The Elite. They don’t even like Moxley, because they used to be friends with Kingston who has beef with Mox. But now Moxley has to team with them at Beach Break?
Moxley is a simple guy. Cold beer, hot coffee, room temperature water and sex in the morning because it’s a great way to start the day. The only person you can trust is number one, so he only trusts his two hands. But Moxley loves Six Man Tags, so saddle up, compadres. This’ll be fun! Gang warfare! Moxley doesn’t know what happens at Beach Break, but it’ll be wild~! Incendiary ingredients on Dynamite, don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
Sting and Darby Allin speak.
The Icon says they’ll get on a first name basis right now. Taz, Brian, Ricky, since they’ll be in that Street Fight at Revolution, and since Team Taz loves to throw out false accusations, Sting will say their feelings are hurt. They called these two hoodlums? Really? Darby is a bit of a hoodlum, yes, but in the streets, it doesn’t matter if you play it clean or dirty. It’s all about survival! Darby chucks his skateboard through a window, and admits he is a hoodlum, no different from Sting. Sting uses the baseball bat to smash up the rest of the window! Sting admits it, too. Revolution, Street Fight, showtime.
Y2MJF w/ The Inner Circle VS The Varsity Blondes!
There’s a lot of history to this match, even before things in AEW. But Chris Jericho won’t hold back on Brian Pillman Jr. over it, and he expects nothing less from Pillman Jr. in return. But will that mean the first 2v2 outing of Le Demo God and the Salt of the Earth won’t be a success?
Jericho revels in the fans singing Judas for him, the teams sort out, and MJF wants to speak first. MJF wants to talk with Sammy Guevara later, and then he says is that Griff? Look at Goldilocks here. Last time they met, MJF embarrassed Griff on live television. So let’s just skip ahead to where Griff loses, okay? NOPE! Griff DECKS MJF, keeps him in the ring, then rains down more fists! MJF scrambles away, Wardlow keeps him away from Griff, but Griff gets around to get back in. MJF dodges but Griff BOOTS him down! The Inner Circle gets MJF to safety and MJF gets a chair out of frustration. The Inner Circle keeps MJF from throwing this match and MJF says Griff is dead!
MJF gets back in the ring, talks trash, then tags out to Jericho. Jericho run sin but into a drop toehold! Griff wrenches Jericho, tags in BPJ, and the Blondes double whip, kick and NECKBREAKER to a leg drop, brother! Cover, TWO! BPJ CHOPS Jericho, wrenches and whips, but Jericho holds ropes to deny the dropkick. Jericho runs but BPJ dropkicks him down! BPJ drags Jericho up, clamps onto the arm, but Jericho uses cheap shots to get free. Jericho whips BPJ corner to corner, but BPJ comes back to LARIAT! Fans fire up as BPJ whips, Jericho reveres and MJF gets a cheap shot in! Jericho DECKS BPJ then tags in MJF!
AEW goes picture in picture as MJF CLAWS BPJ and tells Griff up his! MJF digs his fingers into BPJ’s face but lets off as the ref reprimands. MJF stalks BPJ, throws punches down on him, then soaks up the heat from fans. MJF feeds BPJ to Jericho’s boot, then CHOPS him! Tag to Jericho, Jericho throws hands, then tags MJF back in. Y2MJF double whip, and double flapjack BPJ down! MJF steps on BPJ, then so does Jericho. The Inner Circle soaks up the heat, MJF drags BPJ up to CLUB him down. MJF kicks at Griff but scrambles away before he can get hit. MJF chokes BPJ, covers, TWO! MJF rakes BPJ’s eyes, rakes his face on the ropes, then headbutts him!
Tag to Jericho, MJF digs his boots into BPJ as Jericho gets in Griff’s face, then Griff goes back to stomp and bump BPJ off buckles. Jericho hoists BPJ up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up to join him. BPJ throws hands back but Jericho clubs him. Jericho stands up on the very top, but BPJ GOURD BUSTERS him! BPJ gets up, leaps, and hits a crossbody! Cover, TWO! Fans rally while both men are down and AEW returns to single picture. Hot tags to Griff and MJF! The Ivy League MVP rallies on Y2MJF but MJF kicks low! MJF runs into Griff’s HUGE back drop! Griff wrenches and ROCKS Jericho!
Fans fire up as Griff goes corner to corner, BIG splash to MJF! Whip to the corner, SPLASH for both Y2MJF! DOUBLE SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives but Griff just fires up as he drags MJF up. Griff whips MJF to the corner, hits a clothesline and tags BPJ! Griff rolls MJF for BPJ’s missile dropkick! Jericho tags in but BPJ is ready, SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives by split seconds! BPJ fires up as fans rally behind him. Jericho hits back, BPJ throws forearms and chops, but Jericho DECKS him! Jericho whips then runs but BPJ dumps Jericho to the apron! BPJ runs and dropkicks Jericho down!
Fans fire up with BPJ as he fetches Jericho into the ring. BPJ aims from a corner, springboards and leaps, into a JUDAS EFFECT!! LIONSAULT!! Cover, someone took out Griff, Y2MJF win!!
Winners: Y2MJF, by pinfall
MJF adds insult to injury as he throws BPJ out just so he can stand with Jericho. The Inner Circle’s “official” team in the tag division is off to a strong start, will they go all the way to the top and take the AEW World Tag Team Championships for their own?
“Here we go again!” Kenny Omega is taking liberties, acting like ‘Billy Big Bollocks,” acting like he owns the place and owns this business. He has the “clown” Callis and the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions, while manipulating some and blindsiding others. SO at Beach Break, bring the Good Brothers, because Pac and Rey Fenix will show you what brotherhood is! You hit them, they hit you back! Time to face the consequences!
AEW shares Shaq’s message from the AEW Dynamite Awards on TNT.
“Cody Rhodes, you little punk. You want to battle, you just name the time and the day. I’ll be there.” Cody looks like a little girl with that blonde hair. Shaq suggests we do this in March, aka Revolution. What will Cody say?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring!
To respond to Shaq’s comments right now, here’s Cody Rhodes! The American Nightmare goes to the ring, along with Coach Arn Anderson. Schiavone knows they want to respond to Shaq, but also to Jade Cargill from The Waiting Room. Cody says to respond to Shaq and Jade, he’d rather just give us the “pitch.” He’d like to say March 7th, AEW Revolution, it’d be himself and Brandi Rhodes VS Shaq & Jade, but life happens. He and Brandi are having a baby. “In these moments where I am rather confused and distracted,” Cody defers to The Coach!
And if we’re wondering how much of a coach Arn is, Arn chewed Cody out for taking Peter Avalon too easily last week. Arn has been right consistently for years, they talked with Tony Khan about where Cody fits on the Revolution card, so the floor is Arn’s. Arn says he wants to earn his money because he might contradict himself, so please be patient. But the fact is, Cody’s about to be a dad. That is right on the forefront of his mind, as it should be. That is the most important thing in his life.
But think about this: June 29th, 1985. What date is that to Cody? That was when Arn saw Dusty Rhodes crawl in the ring with Tully Blanchard, fight 30 minutes, then fly home in time to see the birth of Baby Cody. Now if Cody chooses March 7th, to jump in the Revolution, do it with eyes wide open, no regrets. But Arn will point out the obvious: there is a lot of time between the birthdate and the show. Doesn’t Cody want to be part of something? It’s hard to capture the public eye but he could do that with this match.
For 19 years, Shaq dominated the court as a world-class athlete. Jade, every time she walks in, she dominates that room. But the fact is, Arn’s seen something these last two weeks, something that can’t be measured or even rational to name. Arn wants Cody to see something. In steps RED VELVET! Velvet has had her own problems with Jade Cargill, and Arn hopes Cody sees the fire inside Velvet like what Cody has in him. Velvet gets the mic to stare down the camera and say she’s here because she is FED UP of getting attacked, watching Brandi get disrespected by a “big mouth coward” who knows Brandi can’t defend herself.
Everyone knows Cody would never lay a hand on a woman. But Velvet will! Velvet is about to stir that bitch-ass up! Fans like the sound of that! Arn says that’s what he meant! Then perhaps Jade and Shaq have the ball in their court! Are we still getting a huge mixed tag match for Revolution?
AEW issues the official invite to the Superbad Beach Break wedding!
Kip Sabian says “my heart is in my hands My head is in the clouds. My feet have left the ground. And my life, our life, is turning around.” Penelope Ford is so excited to marry this handsome man, the man of her dreams, the best kisser. So they cordially invite us to watch their wedding, with Miro as The Best Man, and of course “Charles” Taylor the butler will be there! Surely a wedding on a wrestling program will go smoothly, right?
Hangman Page VS Ryan Nemeth!
The Cowboy takes on the debuting “Hollywood Hunk” as Hangman tries to shake off the awkward situation where he had to reject The Dark Order’s recruitment proposal. Will he be able to focus against this hungry and determined wrestler?
The bell rings, fans rally for Hangman but Nemeth shoots in to get a leg. Hangman gets the rope but Nemeth says he got a point like this is collegiate wrestling. They tie up again, Hangman wrenches to a wristlock but Nemeth gets around to hammerlock then headlock, two points! Hangman powers out, Nemeth bumps him but Hangman runs him over! Things speed up, Hangman fakes Nemeth out and BOOTS him down! Hangman CHOPS Nemeth to the corner, CHOPS him again, then chops but Nemeth dodges to CHOP and CHOP in return! Nemeth swaggers about but Hangman DECKS him!
Hangman stalks Nemeth to a corner, stomps a mudhole into him then walks it dry as the ref counts. Hangman drags Nemeth up to throw him to the apron, and then TRIANGLE LARIATS him to the floor! Nemeth gets up but Hangman PLANCHAS! Direct hit and fans fire up! Hangman drags Nemeth up, puts him back in, then fires the fans up as he runs in corner to corner. Nemeth dodges to dropkick Hangman down! Cover, ONE! Nemeth wrenches and WRINGS the arm out, and now Big Money Matt Hardy is ringside? Is he scouting? Nemeth hammerlocks an arm, headstands to put pressure on the hold, then grabs at hair. The ref reprimands and Nemeth lets go.
Hangman gets up to CHOP and forearm but Nemeth knees low! Nemeth whips but Hangman holds ropes. Nemeth kicks, whips but Hangman reverses, only for Nemeth to turn it around into a Rude Awakening! Cover, TWO! Hangman forearms but Nemeth hits back. Nemeth whips corner to corner but Hangman comes back to CLOBBER him! Hangman whips, Nemeth dodges but Hangman hits a SPINEBUSTER! Hardy seems to be cheering Hangman on as Nemeth gets to a corner. Hangman runs corner to corner to clothesline! Hangman rolls Nemeth, runs, SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Hardy cheers Hangman with the fans as he brings Nemeth up to fireman’s carry. Nemeth fights out, Hangman CHOPS and whips but Nemeth reverses to SATELLITE DDT! Cover, TWO!! Hangman gets to a corner, Nemeth runs in but Hangman elbows him back! Nemeth runs into a boot, but he ducks a lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Hangman lands on his feet, ROLLING ELBOW! Hangman whips Nemeth to LARIAT! Then Hangman goes to the apron, takes aim, and slingshots, BUCK SHOT!! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Hardy applauds then goes up to the ramp. Hangman sees Hardy turn to leave but invites him into the ring. Tony Schiavone hurries over to see what this is about. Hardy didn’t want to create a scene, but the reason he came out was to be in Hangman’s corner and let him know he supports Hangman. Hardy has been a bit concerned, Hangman seems lost and conflicted. That’s understandable. Hardy was part of Stadium Stampede, he knows that Hangman got burned by The Elite and he didn’t deserve it. The Dark Order wants Hangman to join and that’s just awkward.
Hardy doesn’t want anything from Hangman, just to let him know that Hangman is a good person who deserves to be happy. Hardy needed to say that and Hangman needed to hear it. Hangman is dressing alone in the hallway near catering. Hardy has a huge dressing room with plenty of space. Hangman is more than welcome to join him there, no strings attached. Hardy lets Hangman think that over, what will Hangman’s answer be?
Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler & Tully Blanchard!
Though Marko Stunt, Luchasaurus and the rest of FTR are all ringside, things will be a little different than usual. To make sure Cash and Tully don’t interfere, they will be handcuffed not just to each other, but to Luchasaurus! Will the wrestling dinosaur be able to keep things fair and square?
First, the ref and security help cuff Cash and Tully to Luchasaurus per the agreement. Then they all take a seat, though Luchasaurus has to make Cash sit. The bell rings and JB stares down with Dax. They tie up, Dax powers JB back to a corner but lets off as the ref calls for the break. Dax talks trash but JB shrugs it off. They tie up again, Dax headlocks but JB arm-drags free! Fans fire up for JB as he and Dax circle again. They tie up again, Dax waistlocks to full nelson but JB switches, only for Dax to headlock and hit a takeover. JB rolls Dax to a cover, ONE! Dax holds on, JB fights up and powers out but Dax runs him over!
Dax talks more trash as he looms over JB but JB gets up. JB and Dax tie up again, Dax gets another headlock but JB powers out, only for Dax to run him over again! Things speed up, Dax slide sunder but JB dropkicks him down! JB gets the legs, trips Dax, but Dax scrambles to a ropebreak! FTR wants to help Dax but Luchasaurus anchors them in the corner. Dax gets away from JB and has his team calm down, but JB puts Dax back in the ring! JB and Dax circle again as Luchasaurus and FTR sit back down. Dax and JB tie up with knuckle locks, Dax kicks low and fans boo as he CHOPS JB to a corner. Dax throws hard EuroUppers, and argues with the ref about the count before he CHOPS JB again!
JB CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS Dax to a corner but Dax turns things around to CHOP again! Dax stands JB up but JB CHOPS back! And CHOPS again, and again! Dax kicks rather low but somehow that wasn’t a low blow. Dax drags JB up, whip shim corner to corner but JB goes up and over and rolls, only for Dax to run him over! Things speed upa gain, JB hurdles but Dax whips him away, but JB dodges in the corner and Dax POSTS himself! Dax reaches but there’s no tags in this match! JB KICKS Dax’s arm, wrenches it, clubs away on it, then grinds Dax down! Dax endures, Cash coaches him, but JB cranks on the shoulder.
Dax gets up, JB wrenches but Dax pulls hair to whip and ROCK JB with that uppercut! Fans boo but Dax shakes out the bad arm. Dax fires off on JB, brings him up to another headlock, but JB back suplexes free! JB clotheslines Dax out of the ring! Dax staggers around and JB slides, but the baseball slide is sent into the railing! Now Luchasaurus is upset but it’s FTR who keeps him away. AEW goes picture in picture as Dax paces about.
Dax drags JB up to ROCK him with another EuroUpper! Fans rally for JB but Dax digs his fingers into JB’s face! And then drives an elbow in! The ref reprimands, Dax puts JB in, then Dax drags JB around to drop a leg fast across the face! Dax foregoes the rest of his usual combo to NORTHERN LIGHTS and bridge! TWO, and Dax is frustrated with JB! JB crawls, Dax drags him back up, and clamps on a chinlock! JB endures as Dax grinds him down, JB fights up, and throws body shots to power out. JB gets Dax in a sleeper but Dax hits a BIG back suplex! Both men are down, Dax covers, TWO! Dax tries again, TWO!
Dax grows annoyed but he paces around JB. JB crawls, Dax stalks him to the ropes, and Dax digs his fingers into JB’s face again! The ref counts, Dax CLUBS JB then brings him up by his hair. Dax snapmares and wraps on a new chinlock to grind JB down. Fans rally, JB endures, but Dax grinds him down more as he shifts position on the hold. JB fights up as AEW returns to single picture, and fans still sing for him as he hits the jawbreaker! Dax staggers away, both men go to corners, but Dax runs in, only for JB to ROCK him! JB whips, Dax reverses then ducks the rebound lariat to throw JB to a corner! Dax runs in, blocks a boot but not the elbow! Or the ROLLING ELBOW!
Fans fire up as JB climbs, but Dax trips him up! Dax CHOPS JB on the back, climbs up top and brings JB up for a SUPER BACK SUPLEX! But both men are down and their teammates are going nuts! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and Dax is frustrated! Fans rally up but Dax stands first. Dax glares at JB, stomps JB in the head, then again! Fans boo but JB sits up and eggs Dax on! Dax stomps but JB gets in his face and SLAPS him! Dax SLAPS back! JB throws forearms and CHOPS, then an uppercut of his own! Dax blocks the superkick to ROCK JB again! Dax brings JB up, JB slips out to waistlock but Dax switches, GERMAN! JB lands on his feet, SUPERKICK!
JB wrenches, ducks Dax’s lariat but not the SECOND LARIAT! FTR and Luchasaurus are out of their seats and fans cheer, “This is Awesome!” Dax drags JB up, reels him back in and underhooks, but JB RANAS! Cover, TWO!! Dax reels JB back in, another lift, rebound POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!?! Everyone goes nuts over that! Dax drags JB up to a full nelson but JB drops to resist! Dax keeps trying but JB breaks free! TO BACKSTABBER! And then a GERMAN SUPLEX! JB holds on for ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! Dax grabs at ropes and then elbows JB away! Fans boo, Dax drags JB back up and shoves, but JB LARIATS on the rebound!
JB drags Dax back up, suplexes but Dax slips out to spin him around. Both men bob ‘n’ weave, Dax fakes JB out and DDT’s! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally but Dax grits his teeth as he drags JB up. Dax puts JB in a corner and up on top. Dax climbs up but JB CHOPS him! And CHOPS and headbutts! Dax falls, JB adjusts, and JB leaps to crossbody! But Dax rolls through to a cover, TWO!! JB has the cover, TWO!! JB runs in, goes up Dax to victory roll but Dax sits on it! TWO and JB has the cover, TWO! JB ducks to crucifix takedown, TWO!! Dax has the Oklahoma, TWO! Dax trips and jackknifes, TWO as JB bridges up! JB spins it around, back slides but Dax turns that into a knee!
Dax waistlocks, O’Conner rolls, TWO! JB rolls Dax up, TWO! But JB has the legs! SNARE TRAP!! Dax is caught, Luchasaurus is holding FTR back as hard as he can, but JB shifts! DAX TAPS! JB WINS!
Winner: Jungle Boy, by submission
A HUGE victory for not just Jungle Jack Perry but for Jurassic Express! But just as Tully is let free, he POCKET SANDS Luchasaurus! Cash POSTS Luchasaurus, then mugs JB! FTR are sore losers, that’s for sure! Cash and Dax get JB up for the extra strong slingshots suplex! Luchasaurus gets in but they combine for a DOUBLE SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Now FTR cuffs Luchasaurus to the ropes! And they cut the dino horns off the mask! FTR want to cut JB’s hair, but Marko Stunt, SCU and Top Flight get in and run FTR off! Will the friends of Jurassic Express avenge them against FTR?
Team Taz responds!
“So Sting, Darby, being that we’re on a first name basis and all, Ricky and Brian are ready to destroy you come Revolution.” But Will Hobbs and Hook notice something going on, and say hey to the merchandise guys. Wait, they have the Darby gear and Sting gear, but where are the Team Taz merchandise? They weren’t given any of that. Oh is that so? Hook and Hobbs start throwing hands! And then they start throwing the staff around! Cage and Starks get in on that too, and they tear down the Sting and Darby merch to tear it up!
“You want to disrespect us?! We ain’t done!” Cage TOSSES one of the guys against the truck! And Starks SLAMS another through the table! “First name basis, huh, brother? Ricky Starks and Brian Cage are gonna BEAT YOUR ASS in that Street Fight!”
Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shanna!
The Role Model is making sure she’s sharp for the grudge match with Thunder Rosa she never wanted. But Portugal’s Perfect Athlete has been slowly but surely powering up on AEW Dark! Will Shanna show that hosting The Waiting Room isn’t a replacement for getting in the ring?
The bell rings and Britt doesn’t take Shanna seriously in her DBZ inspired ring gear. The two circle, tie up, and Britt wrenches to a wristlock. Shanna spins, wrenches back and wristlocks. Britt slips through, waistlocks then snapmares to a chinlock. Shanna slips right out to wristlock again! Fans fire up with Shanna as she brings Britt up but Britt wrenches, elbow breakers and wristlocks. Shanna rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to drop toehold! Shanna dares Britt to get up, and Britt does, to power Shanna to a corner! The ref calls for the break, Britt lets off but then ROCKS Shanna! Britt wrenches, rolls Shanna and chicken wings to a chinbar!
Shanna rolls, wrenches, double arm-drags and then arm-drags again! Britt staggers into another arm-drag and then an enziguri! Fans fire up as Britt flounders to ropes! Shanna powers up but Rebel saves Britt from the Spirit Bomb Dropkick! The ref reprimands but Britt BLINDSIDES Shanna! And RAMS her into railing! And then RAMS her into the apron! The ref reprimands but Britt runs at Shanna, for a SLINGBLADE! Britt refreshes the ring count at 5 as AEW goes picture in cpiture.
Britt fetches Shanna into the ring, keeps her on the apron and drags her to the corner to pull the arm into the post! Rebel gives Shanna “a makeover” at the same time but the ref reprimands. Britt BOOTS Shanna back into the ring, then takes her time stalking Shanna with a sinister smirk. Shanna hits back with body shots but Britt DECKS her! Britt brings Shanna around, pulls her up by her hair and reels her in, but Shanna breaks free and rolls Britt up! TWO, and Britt kicks low to throw Shanna by her hair! Britt stands on Shanna’s face and digs her boot in but stomps as the ref counts.
Britt drags Shanna back up, cravats and cranks on the neck to then give Shanna knee after knee! Cover, ONE! Britt is surprised by that, but she drags Shanna up to SLAP her down, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Shanna whips but Britt reverses. Shanna dodges to kick and throw Britt around! Shanna runs, Britt gets up, Shanna CLOBBERS her! Cover, TWO! Shanna keeps her cool as she brings Britt back up. Shanna underhooks but Britt resists to spin out and kick a leg out! Britt hits a gator roll, then drags Shanna around and into a ghost pin, TWO! SUPERKICK! Britt drags Shanna back up, reels her in, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO! Shanna survives and Britt is upset. Britt has Rebel give her the glove, and then she stalks over to Shanna. Britt turns Shanna over, but Shanna turns the Rings into a cover, TWO! STUNNER!!
Fans fire up for Shanna as Britt goes to ropes. Shanna powers up again, runs and hits the SPIRIT DROPKICK! Shanna reels Britt back in but Rebel distracts! Britt gets around to drag Shanna down to the Rings of Saturn, and then the LOCKJAW!! Shanna taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
Give the assistant the assist, The Doctor takes the win by the skin of Shanna’s teeth. But she’s not done, she sits Shanna up and gives her the SURFBOARD STOMP! Britt then drags Shanna back into the LOCKJAW!! But here comes THUNDER ROSA!! Britt lets Shanna go so she and Rebel can retreat! Rosa runs them off, but there won’t be any running at Beach Break! Will Rosa’s wrath break Britt once and for all?
MJF finds Sammy Guevara backstage.
He just wants a moment, and says he did NOT tell Wardlow to get involved in last week’s Triple Threat Tag. Wardlow is literally the worst employee MJF has ever had, he docked Wardlow’s pay. No money for War Dog, and MJF promises that it’ll never happen again. Sammy asks if MJF is done. Does MJF think Sammy is stupid? Sammy sees what’s going on, even though MJF has everyone else fooled. Congratulations, though, on being a great manipulator. One of the best, really. Round of applause! Hats off to MJF. But Sammy sees what MJF is up to. Is that so? Yes, it is.
MJF asks Sammy if he really wants to play it this way. Sammy isn’t playing. The two stare down, but MJF backs away. Will the differences between these two be what tears The Inner Circle apart?
AEW sets the field for the Beach Break Tag Team Battle Royal!
Top Flight, Private Party, Jurassic Express, FTR, The Acclaimed, The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson, and ALL THREE duos within The Inner Circle, are in the match for a shot at the titles at Revolution! But surprisingly, so are The Young Bucks! That means if Matt & Nick Jackson win, they choose who they face at the PPV! Will the Bucks take their fate into their own hands?
AEW also sets some of the Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament First Round matches!
NWA Women’s World Champion, Serena Deeb, takes on the returning and inaugural AEW Women’s Champion, Riho! What a powerful first match in a surely star-studded bracket! Who else from both the United States and Japan will be competing for a shot at Hikaru Shida?
Backstage interview with “The Elite!”
Dasha knows it has been five YEARS since these four have been in a ring together, how are they feeling? Karl Anderson says for the first time in those five years, it is a “full blown Bullet Club Party!” Tonight, they take out the Dark Order and what else? #BigLG says if we’re gonna Biz Cliz, then they gotta Biz Cliz softly! Gyrate! Then next week at Beach Break, they BEAT UP REY FENIX! BEAT UP PAC! And their favorite thing ever, BEAT UP JON MOXLEY! So pumped up! Are the Bucks down? Oh yeah, just as pumped, just as jazzed, but uh… Just as long as “that mark stooge, Creepy Uncle Don” doesn’t get involved.
Whoa, c’mon, now, Young Bizzles, you gotta understand. Relax about Donaconda. Last week, they and Kenny took out Pentagon for them! That was all Don’s idea. Well no one asked you guys to do that! But now Kenny Omega himself walks in, and he high fives the Good Brothers. Is he interrupting something? Sorta. Well maybe they need to talk about something later. Callis comes by with a BIG bandage on his face! What is that? Hey, we all know the Bucks assaulted him- No they did not! Take that off! Omega gets the Bucks to leave Callis alone and the music hits, it’s time for the main event!
8 Man Tag: The Young Bucks & The Good Brothers VS The Dark Order!
The AEW World and Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions are joining forces, but it’s not exactly a happy reunion of The Bullet Club. A lot of the tension and drama comes from the fact Don Callis is in Kenny Omega’s ear and trying to direct his life. Will Matt & Nick be able to work with Gallows & Anderson against Uno, Stu, Reynolds & Silver?
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