Will there be any 4-0 starts in G1 Climax 30?
There are NO 4-0 entrants in A Block, but what about B Block? Will Tetsuya Naito still be Tranquilo against one of his own Ingobernables?
NOTE: NJPW no longer wants to feed AXS TV now that it is with Anthem and Impact Wrestling. But never fear, I will cover NJPW in the spirit of AXS in providing the most important matches of the show.
- B Block – Juice Robinson VS Toru Yano; Robinson wins.
- B Block – Hirooki Goto VS Zack Sabre Jr; ZSJ wins.
- B Block – Hiroshi Tanahashi VS YOSHI-HASHI; Tanahashi wins.
- B Block – KENTA VS EVIL; EVIL wins.
- B Block – Tetsuya Naito VS SANADA; SANADA wins.
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Here are the current B Block standings!
Tetsuya Naito: 3-0, 6 points
Toru Yano: 3-0, 6 points
KENTA: 2-1, 4 points
Juice Robinson: 2-1, 4 points
YOSHI-HASHI: 1-2, 2 points
Hiroshi Tanahashi: 1-2, 2 points
EVIL: 1-2, 2 points
Hirooki Goto: 1-2, 2 points
Zack Sabre Jr: 1-2, 2 points
SANADA: 0-3, 0 points
B Block – Juice Robinson VS Toru Yano!
The Flamboyant One fell to The Ace while the Producer keeps finding ways to win! Will Mr. KOPW 2020 keep on going and be the first to go 4-0?
Yano has the ref hurry through the check but the ref has reason to be wary of Yano’s tricks. Yano grows impatient with Juice as he takes off his Blues Brothers costume. Juice gets the shirt off and carefully sets it down, and the bell rings. Fans fire up as Yano offers Juice a YTR shirt. Does Juice want it? Juice accepts, looks it over, and Yano wants him to put it on. Now? Yes! Fans cheer, they wouldn’t mind that, either. Juice starts to put it on, Yano rolls him up! TWO, Juice gets the shirt all the way on and Yano apologizes. It’s just a joke! Juice is still pissed and he rushes Yano. Yano dodges, pushes the ref and SPRAYS Juice with that disinfectant! Roll up, TWO!! Juice flounders out of the ring, eyes stinging from the spray! Yano asks if Juice is okay, even though it was his fault.
The ref starts a ring count as Juice keeps going around the way. Juice gets water to wash his eyes out, Yano hurries after him but Juice kicks and SMACKS Yano with the bottle! Juice grabs Yano’s spray bottle, takes the top off and pours out the stuff onto Yano’s face! The ring count is past 15 of 20, Juice gets in at 18! Yano is in at 19.5! Yano writhes, Juice is pissed, and Juice brings Yano up to bump off buckles. Juice stomps Yano over and over, then slaps the “BAKA!” Juice whips Yano corner to corner hard, but Yano goes after the buckle pad! Juice CLUBS Yano and ties the pad back on. But Yano goes after the other corner! Yano has the pads, Juice rolls him up! TWO, and Juice stops himself from running into bare buckles!
Juice grabs the legs, Yano swings the pad but Juice blocks! Juice takes the buckle pad from Yano, swings on Yano but Yano gets out of the ring! Fans cheer, Yano apologizes but Juice calls him an a-hole! Yano still apologizes, but Juice hulks out of the Yano shirt! And flosses his butt with it, and stomps it on the mat! Yano is saddened, but he refuses to get in the ring. Juice shouts, “C’mon!” But Yano says “You c’mon!” Juice says, “No, YOU c’mon!” and this repeats for a few times. The ref tells Yano to get in, but Juice goes out after Yano! Juice swings on Yano but Yano atomic drops, trips Juice up, and has tape! He DID have a roll hidden in his trunks! Yano ties up Juice’s legs, then leaves him behind on the ramp!
The count begins, Yano is in at 5, but Juice crawls and hops! Juice makes it back to ringside at 15, trips, but gets up and in at 17! Fans cheer as this match continues. Yano laughs at Juice and eggs him on. Juice gets up, hops at Yano but Yano keeps running around him. Yano kicks Juice low, fires up, but Juice catches him for a FULL NELSON SLAM! Fans cheer and Juice starts undoing the tape! Juice’s legs are free and he pumps up. Fans rally behind him as he JABS! And JABS! JAB! JAB! Juice powers up but Yano ducks the left hand and drags Juice down by that hand for a cover! TWO!!
Yano dodges again, grabs the ref to underhook his arms, but Juice blocks the low blow kick! LEFT HAND O’ GOD! Juice reels Yano in, chicken wings but no Pulp! Yano tries the school boy, Juice stays up, Yano tries to victory roll but Juice sits down on the cover! JUICE WINS!
Winner: Juice Robinson, by pinfall; gains 2 points, Yano earns 0
Yano does NOT go 4-0! Juice has pinned Mr. KOPW 2020 and the IWGP United States Championship title match contract holder! Will both prizes be ripe for the picking after the G1?
B Block – Hirooki Goto VS Zack Sabre Jr!
The Fierce Warrior was Tetsuya Naito’s third win in a row, but that doesn’t make him that different from the Submission Master, who was Naito’s second. But which one of them breaks even at 2-2 at the G1’s halfway point?
The bell rings and ZSJ circles with Goto. They approach, feel out the grapple, and ZSJ goes for a leg. Goto stays low to defend, they both stand up and ZSJ gets the waistlock. Goto pries free, wrenches but ZSJ gets away. Fans cheer the exchange as the two circle again. They feel out another grapple, ZSJ jumps on to drag Goto down to an armbar but Goto clasps hands. ZSJ gets them apart but Goto gets the ropebreak! ZSJ holds on until the ref counts 3, and then he stomps and kicks away at Goto on the ropes! The ref reprimands but ZSJ pushes him away to go after Goto more! The ref comes back and pulls ZSJ away from Goto, Goto grits his teeth and clutches his arm, but ZSJ comes right back!
ZSJ facelocks, Goto breaks free and knees low! Goto CHOPS and CHOPS with his good arm, ZSJ BOOTS the bad one! ZSJ waistlocks, Goto elbows free and runs, but ZSJ goes the other way. ZSJ comes back, gets around and gets the IRON OCTOPUS! ZSJ wrenches the bad arm around and shifts in and out of different armbars in the Octopus. Goto endures, pries free, fireman’s carries but ZSJ fights off to PELE the arm! Goto spins, ZSJ boots the bad arm and sweeps the leg! Fans fire up as ZSJ Penalty Kicks! Goto is right up to LARIAT! Both men are down and the fans are fired up! Fans rally up as Goto fires himself up. Goto grits his teeth, drags ZSJ up to a fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI!
Goto’s bad arm slows him down but he’s back on his feet and powering up again! BUZZSAW! ZSJ flounders, Goto dragon sleepers but ZSJ victory rolls to EUROCLUTCH! ZSJ WINS!?!
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr, by pinfall; gains 2 points, Goto earns 0
The shock isn’t that he won, it’s that ZSJ already won! He got Goto so fast, that might be a G1 record! Will the ZSJ even need to tap someone out to win the block?
B Block – Hiroshi Tanahashi VS YOSHI-HASHI!
Both the Once in a Century and the Head Hunter finally got on the board last round, but there’s still a long way to go before they’re G1 finalists! Will it be #GOACE or #GetBackUp that wins the day?
The bell rings and fans rally already as Hashi and Tanahashi circle. They tie up, Tana waistlocks but Hashi pries free to standing switch. Tana drop toeholds and hops on to go after the arm. Hashi endures as Tana cranks on the arm. Tanahashi wrenches to a wristlock but Hashi rolls to wristlock back. Tanahashi spins through, wrenches back, but Hashi reverses right back! Hashi cranks on the wrist but Tanahashi wrenches Hashi back! Hashi wrenches, Tana rolls but Hashi avoids the boots to drop down on a cover. Tana headscissors but Hashi pops out, and the fans cheer the technical exchange. Hashi and Tanahashi circle as fans rally up again. They tie up again, Tana wrenches back to the wristlock but Hashi throws forearms!
Hashi backs Tana down, throws more forearms in the corner, then whips him corner to corner. Hashi runs in but Tana elbows back then springboard crossbodies! Tana strums the air guitar before going back to Hashi. Fans rally up, Tana throws forearms and whips, but Hashi reverses. Tana kicks but Hashi blocks to DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up for Hashi as he goes back after Tanahashi. Hashi stomps the leg then SMASHES the knee! Hashi drags Tanahashi around, has a standing toehold and wrenches the leg. Tanahashi endures so Hashi leans on the leg. Tana uses his good leg to push back but Hashi twists the ankle. Tana gets a hand in a gap, but Hashi spins around to KNEEBAR!
Tanahashi sits up to try and relieve pressure, then he gets around to get the ropebreak! The fans cheer as Hashi lets go. Hashi stomps Tana’s leg, throws forearms, but Tana throws forearms back. Tana backs Hashi down now, throws EuroUppers, but Hashi CHOPS back! Hashi CHOPS again, whips Tana corner to corner but Tana comes back, only to miss the basement dropkick! Hashi brings Tana up, Tana throws forearms but Hashi gives them back! Hashi CHOPS, whips but Tana flying forearms! Tanahashi fires up with the fans. Hashi gets to a corner and the fans rally up. Tana runs corner to corner but blocks Hashi’s boot! DRAGON SCREW! Now things are even between them! Fans clap, “GET BACK UP!” as Tanahashi drags Hashi up.
Tana scoop slams Hashi to a drop zone, hops up for the second rope somersault senton! Cover, TWO! Tanahashi keeps his cool and gets his bad leg working again. Fans rally up as Tanahashi waits for Hashi to stand. Tana runs, Hashi CHOPS him first! Tana fires up to keep going, but Hashi CHOPS him again! Hashi talks some trash but Tana CHOPS away on him! Hashi CHOPS again! Hashi runs in to CHOP Tana at the corner! Hashi brings Tana up in a suplex, sets him down, but Tanahashi elbows out of the Bunker Buster neckbreaker! Tanahashi swings, Hashi ducks to spinning back kick! And SUPERKICK! Tanahashi wobbles, Hashi brings him around and lifts, RUNNING BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tanahashi survives and fans fire up more!
Hashi gets up, drags Tana to his feet, fisherman, but Tana fights out to full nelson! Hashi breaks free but Tana traps the arms! STRAITJACKET GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO!! Hashi survives and the fans fire up as Tanahashi gets up. Tana fires up, runs, but Hashi CHOPS him again! Hashi runs, into a SLING BLADE! Tanahashi hurries up top and leaps, HIGH FLY FLOW onto knees!! Tana and Hashi are down but fans rally up! Both men stir and slowly rise. Tanahashi is at the ropes, he heads for Hashi and Hashi throws a forearm. Tana throws it back, so Hashi throws another! Tana fires up to throw another forearm! Hashi throws a forearm back! Tana hits him again, so Hashi hits back! Tana throws two, Hashi throws two! Tana throws three, Hashi throws three!
Tana throws several strikes, Hashi gives them back with a CHOP! Tanahashi palm strikes, Hashi palm strikes! Tanahashi wobbles and fans are thunderous! Hashi powers up and runs, to LARIAT! But Tana stays up, ROCKS Hashi and runs, but Hashi dodges to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Hashi drags Tana back up as the fans are thunderous, BUTTERFLY LOCK! Tanahashi endures, reaches with his legs, but Hashi leans on the hold. Tana refuses to give up, fans keep on rallying, and Tanahashi drags himself and Hashi over. Hashi manages to turn Tana from the ropes! Tanahashi kicks and flails, fans keeps rallying for him, and Tanahashi heads the other way! Hashi keeps turning Tana from ropes, and manages to grab the free arm’s wrist! Hashi adds a double wristlock to the butterfly!
Tana endures the Kimura-Fly, reaches out with a leg, and scoots his way over. Hashi shifts to a SLEEPER! Hashi then hits a BACKSTABBER! Fans are thunderous as Hsahi drags Tana up, half nelsons and pump handles, but Tana pops out of Karma to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Both men are down, fans rally back up, and the two stir. Tana goes after Hashi, gets a leg and cranks on the heel! GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then another the other direction! Hashi clutches the leg while Tana gets to his feet. Fans still rally as Tana fires up and drags Hashi by his legs. Tana laces the legs up, CLOVERLEAF! Hashi reels Tana in to a cradle, TWO!! Tana escapes but barely, and Hashi is right after him again! Tana fights off the butterfly to victory roll, TWO!! Tana gets the leg, DRAGON SCREW!
Fans rally again as Tana rises. Tana waits for Hashi to stand, then he runs to Sling- NO! DRAGON SUPLEX from Hashi!! Hashi runs, METEORA! Cover, TWO!! Hashi fires up with the fans as he drags Tana back up. Fisherman, lift and shift, KUMAGOROSHI!! Cover, TWO!?! Tanahashi survives the Bear Cutter?! Hashi can’t believe it but he won’t let that stop him! Fans are thunderous again as Hashi drags Tana back up. Half nelson pump handle but Tana fights out of Karma! Tana rolls with wrist control, but Hashi CHOPS! Hashi reels Tana in, Tana SLING BLADES! Cover, TWO!! Hashi barely escapes but Tana goes up top! HIGH FLY CROSSBODY! But he isn’t done there, he’s right back up for a HIGH FLY FLOW!! Cover, Tanahashi wins!!
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, by pinfall; gains 2 points, Yoshi-Hashi earns 0
The Head Hunter could not #GetBackUp after that, and The Ace is high! Will Tanahashi manage to make a comeback in the second half of the G1?
B Block – KENTA VS EVIL w/ Dick Togo!
What is this? Bullet Club VS Bullet Club? Will this even be a match? Or will Fang Revived refuse to accept Everything is Evil?
Being they’re all Bullet Club, Kenta, Evil and Dick throw up the Too Sweet, but Evil only Low Sweets Dick. The bell rings, fans rally as the two stare down, but then Kenta bails out. Evil gives him his space as Kenta goes around the corner. Kenta gets back in slowly, Evil approaches, but Kenta goes back out. Kenta rolls in, but then rolls right back out! And he whispers something to Dick, but Dick wags his finger, “No no no.” Bullet Club may be Bullet Club, but Dick’s on Evil’s side. Kenta gets in and circles with Evil. Evil kicks and clubs Kenta, wrenches the bad arm then whips. Kenta ducks and dodges to BOOT Evil down! Evil bails out but Kenta pursues to RAM Evil into railing! Kenta whips Evil into more railing!
Evil goes down in a heap and fans actually cheer for Kenta. Or maybe they’re just cheering someone who isn’t Evil. Kenta stomps Evil, Dick protests but Kenta says he should be joining in. Kenta POSTS Evil, looms over him, then drags him up. Kenta keeps saying Dick should hit Evil but it seems Kenta is the one who doesn’t understand how this works. Kenta puts Evil in, fans cheer as Kenta covers, ONE! Kenta stomps Evil, sits him up and KICKS him in the back! Kenta gives a thumbs up to Dick as if this is still part of some plan. Kenta kicks Evil while he’s down and fans cheer. Kenta gets them to clap and rally up, and then he does his weird rhythm again. Kenta stomps Evil, brings him up and hits a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!
Kenta drops knees on Evil’s head, then jumps, to simply scuff Evil. Fans cheer but Evil gets up to swing on Kenta! Kenta spins Evil around to DDT! Cover, TWO! Dick is relieved and fans rally up again. Kenta keeps giving that thumbs up as he brings Evil around to whip. Evil reverses, Dick trips and drags Kenta out! Does that make it clear whose side he’s on? Kenta glares at Dick, Evil slides out to CLUB Kenta! Evil wrenches and whips Kenta into railing! Kenta hobbles and drops, Dick distracts Red Shoes while Evil gets a chair! Evil puts the chair around Kenta’s arm to then POST Kenta! Kenta staggers and stumbles away, clutching the bad arm. Dick eggs Kenta on while Evil goes into the ring. Evil unties the blue corner, Bullet Club’s favorite move these days.
Kenta gets in but Evil goes back and brings him up. Evil wrenches, Kenta throws haymakers but Evil wrenches again! Evil CLUBS the bad arm and covers, ONE! Evil smirks and fans cheer as Evil brings Kenta back up. Evil wrenches, hammerlocks and throws Kenta’s bad arm into bare buckles! Kenta writhes and rolls out of the ring and Red Shoes checks on him. Kenta says he’s okay so Evil mockingly applauds. The ring count begins, Kenta gets in at 10 of 20 but Evil is on the bad arm! Evil scoops and slams Kenta, covers, TWO! Evil is right on the bad arm with a Fujiwara! Evil bends the fingers, Kenta endures, drags himself around, but Evil really tortures the hand! Kenta crawls, reaches, and gets the ropebreak! Evil lets go at 3 but keeps his cool.
Evil gives toying kicks to the bad arm then claps to get the fans rallying. Evil kicks the bad arm more, eggs Kenta on, and Kenta fires off forearms! Evil wrenches and YANKS the bad arm! Evil taunts Kenta, runs, but into a boot! Kenta runs, boots again, but Evil comes back, into Kenta’s POWERSLAM! Fans rally up as Kenta drags Evil up to kick and kick and kick! FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Kenta keeps his cool as fans rally more. Kenta drags Evil back up, waistlocks, but Evil elbows free. Evil runs in but Kenta boots! Kenta goes up, reels Evil in, and tornado hotshots! Kenta goes back up top, leaps, flying clothesline! Cover, TWO! Evil rolls away but Kenta stalks him. Kenta kicks and stomps Evil at the ropes but lets up as Red Shoes reprimands.
Kenta brings Evil up through the ropes, Dick gets on the apron but Kenta backs him down. Evil gets the arm to hotshot it off the ropes! Fans rally up again as Evil catches his breath and Kenta clutches his arm. Evil gets in, drags Kenta up by the bad arm, hammerlocks and sends him back into the bare buckles! Evil corner clotheslines and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, TWO! Evil argues the count but he goes back after Kenta. Evil fireman’s carries but Kenta fights out. Evil still gets Kenta up but Kenta slips down and shoves Evil at Red Shoes! Kenta runs in, Evil turns things around and Red Shoes gets clobbered! Kenta DDT’s Evil down but there’s no one to count the cover!
Kenta tells Dick to get the briefcase. Dick refuses, so Kenta gets it himself. Dick wants Kenta to give it to him, so Kenta does, by CLOBBERING Dick! Kenta goes after Evil with strikes, then grabs the briefcase! Evil gets up, Kenta CASE SHOTS him! Red Shoes returns as Kenta climbs up top. Fans rally up as Kenta DOUBLE STOMPS Evil down! Kenta sits Evil up, runs, PSYCHO KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Evil survives, fans fire up and Kenta slashes the throat! Kenta fireman’s carries Evil, Evil kicks free and ends up in the corner. Evil baits Kenta in, Kenta gets bare buckles! And DARKNESS FALLS! Cover, TWO!! Kenta survives but Evil is too tired to be frustrated.
Fans rally up as both men slowly rise. Evil is up first, he runs, and LARIATS Kenta down! Cover, TWO!! Kenta still lives and Evil grows frustrated. Evil slashes the throat and drags Kenta up. Evil spins Kenta, but Kenta slips out of the STO to fire off haymakers and DECK Evil! Kenta fires up now, drags Evil up to the fireman’s carry, but Dick distracts! Kenta hip tosses Dick in and Dick begs for mercy! He tries to low blow but Kenta fireman’s carries Dick up. Dick grabs Red Shoes, Evil LOW BLOWS Kenta! Evil hobbles around, brings Kenta in, EVERYTHING IS EVIL! Cover, Evil wins!!
Winner: Evil, by pinfall; gains 2 points, Kenta earns 0
This was indeed a match, and a nasty one at that! But the King of Darkness pins the IWGP US Championship challenger! Will Kenta be willing to put that contract briefcase up to get his revenge? What will the rest of Bullet Club think about what just happened?
B Block – Tetsuya Naito VS SANADA!
Speaking of faction members facing each other, it’s LIJ VS LIJ! Naito wanted to face Sanada most of all, but will the Cold Skull end the champion’s hot streak?
The fans rally already and the two are just taking off their elaborate entrance attire. Sanada knows Naito well, so he patiently waits for Naito to finish. The fans cheer as both men are finally ready and the bell rings. The fans fire up with the “SA-NA-DA!” “NA-I-TO” rhythm clapping as the two circle. Naito and Sanada tie up, Sanada waistlocks but Naito pries free and switches. Sanada wrenches, Naito rolls to trip Sanada to a toehold but Sanada tries to block. Sanada uses a leg to bring Naito down but Naito clasps hands together to resist the armbar. Naito powers Sanada to a cover, Sanada resists so Naito gets a headlock. Sanada headscissors, Naito pops free and fans cheer as the two stand off. Sanada and Naito reset, fans rally again, and the two approach.
Naito and Sanada knuckle lock, Naito drops and rolls to wrangle Sanada into a keylock. Sanada stays up so Naito cranks on the hold. Sanada spins through, hammerlocks and headlocks, but Naito powers Sanada to ropes. Red Shoes calls for a break but Sanada turns things around. Sanada lets off clean and fans cheer. But Naito kicks low, throws Sanada out and runs, but Sanada knows this trick! Sanada trips Naito before the tranquilo roll, drags Naito out and then gets in to slingshot! Naito moves but Sanada was faking him out! Sanada slingshots back in to stand tall. Naito smirks, admitting Sanada got him. Fans are fired up as Naito takes his time returning. Sanada waits in a corner, Naito rolls in, and the two reset. They approach, Naito kicks and clubs Sanada then headlocks.
Sanada throws body shots, powers out but Naito holds ropes. Naito boots back, Sanada knees back. Sanada runs into Naito’s shotgun boot! Sanada bails out, Naito follows and bumps Sanada off apron, then RAMS him into railing, repeat! Red Shoes reprimands but Naito whips Sanada into more railing! Sanada is down while Naito gets in the ring. The ring count begins and climbs to 10 of 20 before Sanada sits up. Sanada stands at 17 and gets in at 18, and fans cheer as this continues. Naito stomps Sanada, drags him up and whips him to ropes. Naito gets Sanada in the sleeper hold and squeezes tight. Naito draogn sleepers for the backbreaker into the leg hook full nelson. Fans rally as Sanada endures and kicks around.
Sanada moves around, Naito pulls Sanada’s hair, but Sanada still gets the ropebreak. Red Shoes tells Naito to let go but Naito again claims he needs help. Red Shoes frees Sanada, Naito whips Sanada to the corner. Rocket kick and leg sweep, then COMBINACIAN CABRON! Fans cheer while Naito poses, then Naito kneels on Sanada for a cocky pin. Red Shoes won’t count that so Naito actually covers, TWO! Naito stands on Sanada’s head but Red Shoes counts. Naito stops to toy with Sanada. Naito scrapes him with his shoes then stands on Sanada’s face. Fans rally up, Naito gives the LIJ fist, but he does step off of Sanada’s head. Naito brings Sanada up for a cravat and neck wrench. Sanada endures, throws body shots, but Naito CLUBS him!
Naito turns Sanada but Sanada elbows out of the neckbreaker! Naito kicks Sanada, runs but Sanada dropkicks the legs out! Fans fire up as both men are down! Sanada stands first and heads over. Sanada throws forearms on Naito, whips him but Naito reverses to throw an elbow. Naito runs, Sanada hurdles and hurdles and dropkicks! Naito bails out, Sanada PLANCHAS for real! Direct hit and Sanada encourages the fans to cheer more. The fans do cheer more and he wants even more. Sanada goes back to Naito, puts him in the ring, and brings him up to a fireman’s carry. Naito resists, clubs Sanada back, then kicks low. Naito whips Sanada to a corner, Sanada elbows back and hops up. Naito gets under the moonsault, things speed up again, Naito elbows Sanada down and hits a basement dropkick!
Fans rally again as Naito drags Sanada back up. Naito rams Sanada into a corner, then rams him again! And again! Naito kicks, reels Sanada in and hits the neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Naito keeps his cool, and gives more toying kicks. Fans rally up and Naito says it’s for him. Naito drags Sanada up, hammerlocks, half nelsons, but Sanada resists the lift! Naito CLUBS Sanada, whips him but Sanada reverses. Sanada catches the jumping elbow, spins around and Shiranui, but Naito slips out of Sliced Bread to spin Sanada around. Naito goes to suplex, Sanada suplexes first, and he puts Naito on the ropes for MAGIC SCREW! Fans cheer as both men are down again. Fans build to another rally as Sanada sits up first.
Sanada brings Naito up, double chicken wings but Naito resists the lift. Sanada keeps trying, he gets Naito up but Naito arm-drags and elbows back! Naito hits the atomic drop, and the tornado DDT! Both men are down and fans cheer again. Fans build to another rally as Naito sits up. Naito drags Sanada up, puts him in a corner and hoists him up top. Naito climbs up to join him but Sanada resists. Naito clubs Sanada on the back over and over, and over and over. Fans rally as Naito stands but Sanada pops out! Sanada dropkicks Naito onto the post! Sanada catches his breath while fans rally up, and he climbs up behind Naito. Sanada sits Naito up, headlocks, then hits a SUPER BACKBREAKER!! Naito writhes but Sanada drags him up! TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!!
Naito narrowly escapes and fans fire up! Sanada vows to end this as he brings Naito up. Sanada dragon sleepers, drops back, but Naito rolls off the back to get Sanada for a SPINE BUSTER! Both men are down again, fans rally up and Red Shoes checks on them. Naito sits up, Sanada follows, and the two get to opposite corners. Sanada runs corner to corner but Naito elbows him away. Sanada tries again but misses. Naito fires off elbow after elbow to sit Sanada down. Naito drags Sanada up as fans rally. Naito throws elbow after elbow on Sanada and Sanada drops to a knee. Fans rally as Naito brings Sanada up for more elbows. Sanada drops to a knee again but Naito drags Sanada back up.
Naito throws even more elbows and lets Sanada fall to the mat! Fans still rally as Naito brings Sanada back up. Naito hoists Sanada up top, climbs up to join him, and SUPER STEINERS! Cover, TWO! Sanada still lives but Naito is still calm. Naito drags Sanada back up, hammerlocks, but Sanada resists again. Naito reels Sanada out ot elbow, then hammerlocks, but Sanada slips out of Gloria to dragon sleeper! Naito spins Sanada to a dragon sleeper of his own, then shoves Sanada for the ESPERANZA! Naito aims from a corner as Sanada rises and the fans rally. Naito runs in, hops up, inverted DDT! Then tilt-o-whirl, but Sanada counters to a TKO!! Both men are down and fans are fired up! Fans rally up as both men stir.
Naito sits up first but Sanada follows. Sanada heads for Naito but Naito throws a forearm. Sanada throws a forearm back, so Naito gives another. Sanada throws another forearm, Naito hits him again, and fans start to rally with them. They trade forearms to their feet, Sanada hits then Naito hits back. They pick up the pace, are fast and furious, and Naito gets the edge, but Sanada fires off many more! Sanada spins, Naito whips him away but Sanada elbows back. Sanada QUEBRADAS into the dragon sleeper! Naito starts to fade, but Sanada gives him a SKULL SWING! Drop down, SKULL END! Sanada has the body scissors on tight and Naito endures being bent back! Fans are thunderous, Naito gets his head free but Sanada grabs him with the other arm!
Sanada squeezes tighter on Skull End, Naito scoots around but is fading! Red Shoes asks him but Naito refuses to quit. Naito gets his head free again, Sanada sits him up to get the dragon sleeper back! Sanada drags Naito from ropes to drop back down with the body scissors! Naito is caught but he still endures as fans still rally! Red Shoes asks, Naito is slow to respond, so Sanada drops him to go up top! MOONSAULT! But Naito moves and Sanada flops! Fans rally up as Naito gets to the corner. Naito sits up, watches Sanada stir and the fans rally harder. Sanada rises, Naito runs in, tilt-o-whirl but no Destino! SKULL END, but Naito slips out fast to try again, DESTINO HITS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Sanada survives and the fans are thunderous again!
Naito drags Sanada up, wrenches and tilt-o-whirls, but Sanada blocks Destino to flip Naito into the dragon sleeper! Naito slips through to suplex, Sanada kicks back, Valentia is just a normal brain buster now! But that still has Sanada in a daze and fans rally up again. Naito and Sanada head for each other, Naito gets a leg to then throw elbows and an enziguri! Naito drags Sanada back up, tries Valentia again, Sanada steals DESTINO!! Cover, TWO!! Naito survives but Sanada fires back up! Sanada goes up top, MOONSAULTS Naito on the back! Sanada goes again, MOONSAULT to Naito’s chest!! Cover, Sanada wins!!!!
Winner: SANADA, by pinfall; gains 2 points, Naito earns 0
Sanada’s first win in this year’s G1 is perhaps the most important one! He may be 1-3, but he is the 1 in Naito’s 3-1! Has Sanada just jumped the line to earn himself an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match? But being LIJ, Sanada offers the fist bump, and Naito… returns it! The LIJ captain respects what his teammate was able to do, though he might be frustrated with himself. Will Naito be able to rebound and still take the block?
Sanada grabs the mic and says, “Nagaoka, it’s been awhile, but shall we give it a try?” The fans clap, he encourages them to keep going, and it’s time for a special spotlight. The fans have their phones out to be twinkling stars. “To thank everyone for being here, with everything that’s going on, this is my gift to you.” Nagaoka is the one place in Japan Sanada loves the most. “See you next time!” Short and sweet, the Cold Skull is focused on the next round! Can he make a massive comeback to be much more than just a spoiler?
Here are the NEW B Block standings!
Tetsuya Naito: 3-1, 6 points
Toru Yano: 3-1, 6 points
Juice Robinson: 3-1, 6 points
Hiroshi Tanahashi: 2-2, 4 points
EVIL: 2-2, 4 points
KENTA: 2-2, 4 points
Zack Sabre Jr: 2-2, 4 points
SANADA: 1-3, 2 points
YOSHI-HASHI: 1-3, 2 points
Hirooki Goto: 1-3, 2 points
This was perhaps the most shocking part of the G1 yet! No one in either block makes it to 4-0, which is fine, because how those win streaks ended were amazing! Juice gives as good as he gets in the comedy from Yano, and now he and Yano are tied at 3-1! Juice could use this to get ahead of Yano in the end! Plus, Juice’s options are open. I’d love to see if he challenged for the KOPW 2020 and the IWGP US Championship briefcase in turn to really propel those stories forward. And what a great first win for Sanada in the G1 this year than to get a win over the IWGP Heavyweight Champion and it being Naito. Sanada’s post match promo is really more the visual than the words, the phones being the stars and the backlighting on Sanada looked incredible. I really look forward to a rematch with the title on the line at Power Struggle in November.
I was definitely surprised by ZSJ beating Goto so quickly. I feel like that was legit, that Goto’s beat up arm couldn’t do enough to help him kick out or something, and ZSJ wins much faster than he was meant to. Kenta and Evil was really good, and makes me want a new Bullet Club Civil War. Real-life business got in the way of Firing Squad VS The Elite, but maybe if this ends up split between the King of Darkness and “King Switch,” that’d be some great story for the faction. And Tanahashi VS Yoshi-Hashi was incredible, probably the match the fans were the most fired up for from the sound of it. Tanahashi wins to climb up the block a bit, there’s still a chance he becomes a finalist, but having lost to Naito in the first round, he might not be able to unless Naito really falls off.
My Score: 9.5/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (10/3/22)
An extreme go-home!
Raw gets ready for Extreme Rules!
With Extreme Rules this Saturday, Bianca Belair and Bayley sign the contract for their Raw Women’s Championship Ladder match! But will The EST keep DMG CTRL under control?
- Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day; The Judgement Day wins.
- Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali; Lashley wins.
- Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control; Dakota wins.
- Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory; Otis wins.
- Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory; Braun wins.
- Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline; Solo wins.
- Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control; Iyo wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day!
The King of Lucha has so far failed to reach his son, Dominik. And the Phenomenal One has so far refused to give in despite his former friend, Finn Balor, reaching out to him. With an I Quit match between Finn and Edge this Saturday at Extreme Rules, will the Prince and the Punisher make Rey give up on Dom and Styles give up on his pride? Or will Rey & Styles get their pound of flesh before the Rated R Superstar gets his?
Before the match, the Judgement Day get mics as fans in St. Paul boo. Finn says, “Eleven years ago, Edge was medically forced to quit.” Rhea adds a sarcastic, “Aww.” Finn says against all the odds, Edge fought back with strength and determination, and he overcame and returned to doing what he loves most, and that is performing in the ring for all the fans. Priest says, “Let’s hear it for Edge, huh?” Finn says, “But as with most things in life, you can only outrun fate for so long. Judgement catches up to all of us. And at Extreme Rules, I am gonna act as the cruel hand of fate that reminds Edge he doesn’t belong anywhere near a ring that I’m standing in!”
Rhea laughs but fans boo. Finn says he’s doing Edge a favor cuz he’s a nice guy. Finn will beat Edge so bad that he’ll be down and out and he’ll be forced to utter the words, “I QUIT!” Priest tells Finn that he has to say, Priest is so excited to witness firsthand a beating so bad that Edge does have to say “I Quit.” And let that serve as notice to anyone that wants to step to The Judgement Day! They will always rise. And that goes especially for their opponents tonight, AJ Styles & Rey Mysterio. Fans chant, “Who’s Your Daddy?” at Dom but Rhea whispers something to him. Dom says, “I’ll tell you exactly who my daddy is, and it’s not Rey Mysterio.”
Dom tells “Jefe, I hate you. I hate you so much. You lied to me my entire life. And I have a new family now, thanks to the Judgement Day.” Finn says speaking of family, his old friend, AJ Styles! Styles, Finn could’ve ended you last night- No, not last night! Last week! He’s so mad at Styles he’s messing up! But Finn could’ve ended Styles but he chose not to. And do you know why? Because Styles is Finn’s friend. The offer is still extended. But trust Finn, he’s not a bad guy, so don’t make him do bad things! Or else the Judgement Day will start by opening up- Wait! Here comes Styles! The Phenomenal One and the King of Lucha make their entrances, and this battle begins!
Rey and Styles don’t wait for a bell, they brawl with Priest and Finn already! Styles whips Finn but Dom and Rhea get Finn outta there. Only for Rey to RANA him! Styles clotheslines Priest out of the ring to the SLINGSHOT FOREARM! Fans fire up as #REYJ stand tall already. Finn is seething as he glares at Rey but Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and the match is officially underway as Finn whips Rey to a corner. Finn snarls, runs in but into an elbow! Rey runs and RANAS Finn again! Rey then runs at the corner but is put on the apron. Rey GAMANGIRIS back, goes up top and SEATED SENTONS! Rey keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges and then tilt-o-whirl RANAS! Finn staggers to the corner and Priest tags in. Rey dares Priest to bring it, then goes after Priest at the ropes! Priest shoves Rey away, Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges but Priest avoids the crossbody! Rey flops, stands up, and Priest BOOTS him down! Cover, TWO! Rhea coaches Priest and he whips Rey into the corner.
Priest runs to back elbow! Tag to Finn, they mug Rey, and Finn snap suplexes Rey for Uno Amigo! And then another for Dos Amigos! Fans boo as Finn gives us Latino Heat, and he finishes THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO! Finn is annoyed but fans rally up as Rey stays in this. Finn drags Rey up, puts him against ropes, but Rey holds ropes to block the whip. Finn gets Rey loose to whip and slide him out of the ring! Rey hits the floor and Rhea is there to taunt him. The ref starts a ring count but Priest drags Rey up to scoop him. Priest fakes a Snake Eyes on the desk to SNAKE EYES off the apron!
Fans boo but Priest tags Finn back in. Finn waits on Rey as he crawls in. Finn stomps away at the ropes, then lets off as the ref counts. Rey crawls but Finn drags him up to snapmare and chinlock. Finn grinds Rey, leans on the hold, and fans rally up. Rey fights, throws elbows, and JAWBREAKERS free! Rey reaches out but Finn keeps him from Styles! Finn knees low, whips Rey to ropes, but Rey wheelbarrows and BULLDOGS! Fans fire up but Rhea freaks out as both men are down! Finn and Rey crawl, hot tags to Priest and Styles Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Then the SLIDING FOREARM! Priest flounders but fans fire up!
Styles clotheslines in the corner, fireman’s carries Priest, but he drops Priest as Finn gets in. Styles DECKS Finn, goes back to CHOP Priest, then he PELES Priest! Styles reels Priest in, but Priest shoves Styles and Finn holds the ropes open! Styles tumbles to the floor and the Judgement Day is back in control as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns again and Finn tags Priest. Finn scoops Styles, BACKBREAKER LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Rhea is frustrated but the count was fair. Priest clamps on a leg crucifix full nelson! Styles endures, pushes to a cover, TWO! Styles hooks Priest’s leg and rolls him, but Priest rolls through to DECK Styles! Priest stands Styles up, springboards, but into an ATOMIC DROP! And then Styles PELES again! Fans fire up and both men crawl again, but Rhea is lurking! Finn distracts and Rhea trips Rey off the apron! Fans boo but Priest drags Styles away to then LARIAT! Tag to Finn, he and Priest whip Styles, but Styles blocks a kick!
Styles sends Priest’s kick into Finn’s stomach, and then reels them both in for a DOUBLE DDT! Fans fire up as Styles, Finn and Priest are all down, but Rhea eggs Rey on. Then Dom stands in the way and eggs Rey on! Dom kneels and dares Rey to hit him! Rey says this is not the time. But then Rhea CLOBBERS Rey while the ref is checking Priest! Rhea dusts herself off and Styles sees what happened. But then Finn SHOTGUNS Styles down! Finn goes up top, COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgement Day wins!
Winners: The Judgement Day, by pinfall
Rey can’t keep focus with Dom in his head, and that costs the team! Styles is upset and Rey apologizes, but then Styles shoves Rey down! Dom may be in Rey’s head, but is Finn getting in Styles’? Wait, then Finn CLOBBERS Styles! He, Priest, Dom and Rhea all stomp away on Styles, and Finn keeps saying, “I’m your friend! I’m your only friend! Why don’t you listen to me?!” Fans boo but Finn drags Styles up, to feed him to Priest’s SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM!! If this is how Finn treats a longtime friend, just how far will he go to end an enemy?
Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley.
Kevin Patrick finds The All Mighty as he’s making his way into the arena, and congratulates him on his three month reign. A dominant US Championship reign, but what’s next? Has it been three months already? Well, Lashley’s legacy is solidified but he will not become complacent. He said it once and he’ll say it again: It isn’t the title that makes the man, it is the man that makes the title. So three days, three months, three years, his mentality won’t change. Lashley knew what it takes to get here. He’s been pushed by the industry’s best and he’s beaten them all. McIntyre, Reigns, Lesnar, and Rollins.
So what’s next? Lashley wants someone who had the same hustle and desire that he had to get here. Someone with that mentality is what Lashley is after. Well, then, Mustafa Ali has plenty of desire. But for some reason, he’s still at the back of the line, waiting to be called. But he is done waiting. Ali is done! He is stepping up to the front of the line, and he wants an opportunity now. Right now! Okay, Lashley sees the hustle, the grind. Just keep it up and Lashley will make sure Ali gets that opportunity. NO! Ali isn’t asking! He’s demanding an opportunity! Lashley says people are getting too comfortable disrespecting him. If Ali wants his opportunity, he’s got it!
Will the Beacon regret getting the All Mighty’s attention? Or is he going to make the most of this opportunity he made for himself?
Sami Zayn and Jimmy Uso are backstage!
And they’re cracking up about something. Something about the couch and the chair being on fire but Sami didn’t see it so he was still dancing. Solo Sikoa is there and doesn’t seem quite as amused as Jimmy by this story. Sami’s friend runs in with a fire extinguisher, asks where his dog went, and Sami says, “I’m right here.” HA! Jimmy wishes he was there, that sounded like a good time. But then Jey storms in and Jimmy clams up. Sami says hey, Jey. What’s so funny? Sami says it’s not that important. Right, y’all’re here having a good time when they’re supposed to be handling business! Jimmy says relax, they’re just joking.
Sami says no, Jey is right. This is business. The Bloodline has to let everyone know that next week, the Tribal Chief is coming as part of the Raw season premiere. Right! Sami says the Honorary Uce can lead by example. Let’s put some fools on notice! YEET! Let’s go! Oh hey, look here. Sami addresses the Street Profits and lets them and all of Raw know. Next week, the Bloodline will be here with the Tribal Chief, so prepare to acknowledge him. Montez Ford tells Angelo Dawkins, “Look who it is! It’s the Honorary Uce! The hype man of the century, Sami Zayn! Along with the Bloodline, walking around Monday Night Raw like they own the arena.”
You don’t own anything, Sami! In fact, there’s only two things the Bloodline needs to acknowledge, and that’s DEEZ- No, whoa, hold on. Don’t do ’em like that, fam. Jimmy says no, finish it. Deez what? Say something disrespectful and get two matching boots, Tez. He of course means the bad leg the Profits gave Ford the last time they faced off. Dawkins says Jey’s got a lot of bass in his voice. How about Dawks breaks off a boot in Jey’s ass? Solo has everyone step back. The Street Champion dares Dawkins to try that on him. Then say less, fam, Dawks will see you out there!
Sami says that’s good, see you out there, fam. The Bloodline’s Enforcer is ready, will he tear into Dawkins like he did Ricochet and Moss last Friday?
Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali!
The Rocky Mountain Machine has reigned for three months, and looks to keep going and going and going. But he won’t stand for those thinking he’s some big pushover. Will he turn out the lights on The Beacon? Or will Ali catch Bobby off guard here tonight?
The bell rings and Ali rushes to dropkick, but Lashley dodges! Ali crashes, Lashley fires off on him, then OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes him! Lashley aims and runs in to RAM Ali into a corner! And again and again! Then he turns Ali for a NECKBREAKER! Lashley then drags Ali up to suplex and hold him! Fans fire up for the SLAM! Ali grits his teeth but Lashley aims again. Lashley runs corner to corner but into a KNEE! Ali aims to CHOP! And ROCK! And whip, but Lashley blocks! Lashley whips but Ali goes up, only to get caught! Ali slips off and ducks to then SUPERKICK! Lashley wobbles, Ali goes up and up and leaps, FLYING DDT!
Lashley bails out and fans fire up as Ali builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit, Lashley hits desk, but stays up. Ali brings Lashley back but Lashley blocks to toss Ali in first. Ali KICKS Lashley back out! But Lashley drags Ali out to join him and LARIAT! Ali gets turned inside out and fans fire up as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Lashley drags Ali back up. Lashley elbows him in the corner over and over, then whips him corner to corner hard! Ali bounces off the buckles and hits the mat, and Lashley looms over him. Lashley drags Ali up to put him in a corner for more elbows. Lashley CLUBS Ali, whips him corner to corner again, and Ali bounces off buckles into the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Ali survives but Lashley keeps focus. Ali says, “I’m not staying down.” Lashley drags Ali up and bumps him off buckles. Lashley puts Ali up top, climbs up after him, and then brings Ali up. Ali fires off body shots and forearms and headbutts! Lashley falls!
Ali aims, and he 450 SPLASHES Lashley’s ARM!! Lashley writhes, Ali drags him up and CLUBS the bad arm! But Lashley shoves him away with the good arm. Ali SHOTGUNS Lashley into a corner, fires off on the bad arum, and runs, into a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!? Ali survives and shocks Lashley on that one. Lashley drag Ali up and gut wrenches him for the CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO?!? Lashley is growing frustrated with Ali, but Ali crawls and drags himself up. Lashley tells Ali to stay down, “You don’t want this.” Ali SLAPS Lashley! Lashley’s pissed now! Lashley TOSSES Ali out!
Lashley goes out, drags Ali up, and fireman’s carries to POST him! Ali flies away but Lashley refreshes the count. Lashley hauls him up again, and POSTS Ali again! Lashley refreshes the count again, hauls Ali up for a third time, and TOSSES him into the timekeeper’s area! Lashley goes into the ring to let the count handle Ali. Ali crawls, the count is 5 of 10, but Ali flounders. We’re at 8, then 9, but Ali is in at 9.999!! Lashley is more confused than anything! What is Ali thinking? Lashley aims from the corner, runs in, and SPEARS Ali!! But that’s not all! Lashley is going to teach Ali a lesson with the HURT LOCK!! Ali refuses to give up, but he fades out! Lashley wins!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission
Lashley has a mighty body, but Ali shows he has a mighty heart. Ali still lost, but did he at least win Lashley’s respect? Lashley goes back to Ali as he sputters around. Lashley drags Ali up, but SETH ROLLINS attacks! And CURB STOMPS Lashley!! The Visionary laughs as he drags Lashley up and CURB STOMPS him onto the belt!! The Visionary gets revenge for not becoming WWE United States Champion. And then just because he can, CURB STOMP for Ali to the floor! Rollins is going to hang around because he has a face-to-face with Matt Riddle, but there is a No Physicality Agreement in effect. Will the Visionary and the Bro stick to that agreement?
Raw returns with Rollins in the ring.
Last week, after Raw went off the air, Rollins instigated another brawl with Matt Riddle, which is why there’s the No Physicality Agreement, and why Daniel Cormier will be the Fight Pit’s special guest referee! But Rollins is all smiles as he says, “Well now that we have cleared Bobby Trashley from the ring, HAHAHAHA, we can get on with this evening’s festivities. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Rollins! And I am your host for this evening. I am a visionary. I am a revolutionary. I am Seth…” “FREAKIN’ ROLLINS!” “And this Saturday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I go one on one with the Original Bro… Matt Riddle.”
It’ll be in a match that is soon to become synonymous with Rollins. “Ladies and gentlemen, behold: The Fight Pit.” The narrator of this video package says, “As animosity reaches its peak and hatred goes beyond extreme, the endurance of one’s will is put to the test in one of the most barbaric structures in WWE History. No ring ropes, only steal. No doors, no pinfalls, no escape. The only way to win is by submission or knockout. A blank canvas built for torment, painted only by destruction and devastation. Where your only weapons are your skills and your ability to absorb pain. Toughness is showcased. Careers are altered. But in the end only one will have their hand raised in victory. But neither will ever be the same again.”
Rollins says, “Oooh~! The things I’m gonna do to Riddle inside the Fight Pit. I’m gonna show him what I just showed Bobby Lashley, what I showed Cody Rhodes, what the entire world already knows, and that is I am the most dangerous man in the history of this industry. But that’s Saturday, and we’re here in St. Paul tonight. And I’m scheduled to go face to face with Matt Riddle, so let’s not waste anymore time, Riddle! I know you’re back there scootering around, so why don’t you scoot you annoying face out here so it can piss me off in person.” Fans boo Rollins but “Bro…” Here comes Riddle!
Riddle has a mic to say, “Bro, bro, bro.” Rollins says there he is! No scooter? Aww. Well there’s the guy whose face Rollins will smash this Saturday. Come and pay your respects to the King of the Fight Pit! Riddle asks Rollins what he’s even talking about. Riddle needs to remind Rollins that he’s never BEEN in a Fight Pit before. Riddle has! Well Rollins reminds Riddle that tonight, there is the No Physicality Agreement. Fans boo and Rollins says he knows they want to see them fight, but if Riddle so much as lays a finger on Rollins, the match will be off. Riddle says don’t worry, he won’t put much stitches in that pretty little forehead.
Riddle is actually going to give Rollins an educational lesson on the Fight Pit. Because Riddle won’t just hurt Rollins, he won’t just beat Rollins, Riddle is gonna kill Rollins on Saturday. When Riddle beats Rollins’ lifeless body with elbows and fists and Daniel Cormier has to pull Riddle away and raise his hand in victory, the fans won’t be singing Rollins’ song, it’ll be “BRO~ OHHH~ OHHHHH~!” Riddle gets in Rollins’ face about it but Rollins laughs it off. Until the fans echo it! Rollins says Riddle has it twisted! Even though Riddle and Cormier come from the same place, Cormier isn’t on Riddle’s side. Cormier is a fan of Rollins!
But Rollins has to admit, “Bro,” Riddle has a nice signing voice. Does he sing his kids to sleep at night? “Oh… That’s right. You’re not allowed to see your kids anymore, are you?” Rollins laughs and dares Riddle to take a shot. Wait! He can’t! Because they have their big money match and Riddle needs all the cash he can get. Cuz let’s face it, child support can get expensive. Rollins laughs in Riddle’s face but Riddle tells him his breath is KICKING. But here’s a question for Rollins: When was the last time he held a title? Oh, right! Last time he even fought for one, it was against his boy, Roman, and he choked Rollins out.
Or remember when Rollins last main-evented Mania? Oh wait, he hasn’t. But his wife, Becky, sure has! And there’s a trend here. Seems Rollins comes up second to Roman, to Becky, and this Saturday, he’ll be second to Riddle! Fans fire up for that one but Rollins is fired up. They each dare the other to throw hands but Cormier pops in via the titantron! Cormier says enough. We’ve watched you two whine, argue and complain for months. Enough! This behavior has been insane, we’re all tired of it. The parking lot, the arena, all around the world! For all the people wondering, yes, this is Daniel Cormier. He is one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, he is THE Double Champ.
Matt, listen, bro. They go way back as UFC fighters. Rollins, Cormier has admired him from afar, ever since he won that first world title. But as the whole world is fed up, so is Cormier. Someone told them they’re in a Fight Pit, and Cormier’s down for that. He lives in the cage, he loves the cage. But there has to be a third man. Can’t be any ol’ ref, so WWE called ya boi, DC, and he will lay down the law to make sure only one of them makes it out of the pit and we put an end to this. That’s what Cormier plans to do. So no more yapping, go train hard and train smart, and we’ll see you both in Philly. Fans fire up for that, but Rollins flicks Riddle’s hat away. Who survives when it’s TIIIIIME?!
Candice LeRae comes across Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka.
They all say hey and wish Candice luck against Dakota Kai. Bianca wants Candice to make sure she shows Damage Control what the Poison Pixie is made of. Candice thanks Bianca and vows to do just that. She heads to gorilla, will she take control against DMG CTRL?
The Miz is on the phone with Maryse.
The Hollywood A-Lister tries to get his “beautiful, gorgeous, sexy wife” to hear him out. It is being handled. This B List horror film ends tonight. This lowlife has broken into their home, attacked Miz while wearing a hockey uniform, and cost both Miz and Ciampa the US Championship. Where even IS Ciampa?! But Miz is not leaving until he gets assurances that something is being done about “you know who.” Nothing, and Miz means nothing, will ruin his birthday next week. Maryse presents: The Miz’s Birthday Bash, Live in Brooklyn! And there will be no unwanted surprise appearances from “He Who Shall Not Be Named.”
But speaking of, Dexter Lumis is creeping in from the back door! Someone calls to Miz and he storms over, narrowly avoiding Lumis’ grasp! Miz tells the staffer to shoo, he’s on the phone with his wife. Miz gets gushy with Maryse about saying bye, but Lumis is still lurking. Will the Tortured Artist ruin things despite all of Miz’s preparations?
Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control!
Mrs. Wrestling, the Poison Pixie, came back with a strong win over the Almost SuperHero, and now she takes on one half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! Will Candice take Dakota for a Wild Ride? Or will #CobraKai be immune to sting Candice first?
The bell rings and Candice circles with Dakota. They tie up, Dakota gets around and she shoves Candice. Dakota taunts Candice then uses ropes as a defense. Candice backs off, but Dakota rushes in to waistlock. Candice switches, Dakota hooks a leg to trip her, and runs. Candice ducks the boot, rolls Dakota up, TWO! Dakota swings, into a backslide! TWO, and Candice arm-drags Dakota down! Candice has an armlock and she grinds Dakota. Dakota endures, fights up, but Candice arm-drags her again. Dakota is frustrated but Candice keeps on the arm. Bayley & Iyo coach Dakota and she fights up.
Dakota powers Candice into a corner, goes side to side, but Candice dodges the boot to bump Dakota off buckles! Candice snapmares and NECK SNAPS to then jackknife! TWO but Candice DROPKICKS Dakota down! Dakota goes to the apron, fans rally but Dakota avoids the shoulder. Candice avoids the boot to smack Dakota off the corner! Dakota falls to the floor and crawls to the ramp. Candice builds speed, but Dakota hurries out of the way. Candice frowns but she WRECKS Dakota with a dropkick! Bayley protests but Candice springboards to CROSSBODY! Direct hit and Dakota is down while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Dakota has Candice in a motorcycle stretch. Candice fights up and turns around to arm-drag Dakota away! Dakota staggers up, Candice RAMS into her, then elbows her! Dakota runs back in to BOOT Candice down! Cover, TWO! Dakota is frustrated but she slaps Candice around. She sits Candice up for Kawada Kicks! Fans boo but Bayley cheers. Dakota dusts her boots off to then scuff Candice around. Bayley taunts Candice that she’s gonna call Baby Wrestling, little Quill Gargano, and tell her mom’s gonna be late getting home. Candice gets mad and pie faces Dakota, but Dakota SCORPION KICKS!
Dakota puts Candice in a corner, runs Around the World, but Candice BOOTS first! Fans fire up while both women are down! Dakota flails and checks her nose while fans rally. Candice stands, she ROCKS Dakota with a forearm! And again! And then CHOPS! And ROCKS! And CHOPS again! Candice backs Dakota down with fast hands! The ref counts and Candice lets off in the corner, but fans fire up! Candice runs in to back body block! And snapmare to a step-up SENTON! Cover, TWO! Bayley and Iyo keep cool as they coach Dakota. Dakota shoves Candice, Candice tilt-o-whirls into an IRON OCTOPUS!
Dakota endures and DMG CTRL freaks out! Dakota fights to a corner and she RAMS Candice into buckles! Dakota kicks Candice, then runs in, but into another BOOT! Candice climbs up but Dakota BOOTS her! Dakota climbs up, CLUBS away on Candice, then stands Candice up. Candice fights the superplex, fights back and slips under, but Dakota holds off the bomb! So Candice YANKS Dakota into the buckles! And then hits a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Fans fire up while DMG CTRL freaks out! Candice crawls after Dakota, fans rally behind her, but Iyo distracts the ref. Candice goes up but Bayley trips her up! Roll up from Dakota, Dakota wins!
Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall
DMG CTRL snags one away from Candice and Bayley is all fired up! But will Bayley be able to maintain control of the situation with her contract signing later tonight?
Johnny Gargano walks to gorilla.
Wait, is that Lumis sitting on a trunk, petting an unconscious Miz? Gargano looks back, and Lumis is gone! Gargano pokes Miz and it startles Miz awake. Miz has a picture of Lumis and Miz at a birthday party. Gargano knows that’s not good. Miz runs away and Gargano just chuckles, “Oh, Dexter.” Gargano continues to gorilla, will he have the last laugh against the tree trunk known as Otis?
DMG CTRL celebrates backstage.
Bayley says tag team champion or not, Dakota’s gonna give- Wait, Sarah walks in to congratulate Dakota. Obviously, this is why Bayley wants Kai & Sky in her corner for the Extreme Rules Ladder match. And speaking of, the Raw Women’s Championship match- Bayley stops Sarah there. It took her that long to realize why Bayley wants “weapons” like Dakota & Iyo on her side? Sarah’s just as dumb as Bianca! Bianca only just realized the importance of allies. But this won’t ruin Bayley’s mood, because she’s gonna do Bianca a favor tonight. It’ll just be her and Bianca, but for the contract signing only.
Bayley addresses Bianca by looking right at the camera. Tonight, it will just be the two of them. “But remember: you asked for this.” The Role Model is going to play fair and square for now, but is she just going to turn up the heat at Extreme Rules?
Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory!
Johnny Wrestling helped Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre fight the Alpha Academy and the Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank Ever on SmackDown, and now things are 1v1! Will Master Gable’s Number One Guy crush Gargano’s Rebel Heart? Or will Otis have to take one #ForTheAcademy?
Theory joins commentary to talk down on Gargano but Gargano says he’s got his eyes on him. Gargano and Otis circle, Otis rushes in but Gargano gets around. Gargano throws hands, wrenches an arm, then drop toeholds, but Otis is way too stocky for that! Otis drags Gargano up, TOSSES him to a corner, but Gargano dodges to fire off more hands. The ref counts, Gargano climbs up and rains down fists. But Otis carries Gargano corner to corner to RAM him into the corner! Then he CLUBS Gargano down! Fans boo but Otis shouts, “For the Academy!” Gargano fires off hands but Otis shoves him. Gargano ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS Otis!
Otis stays up and comes back with the WRECKER ELBOW! “Who’s the man?!” Theory cheers Otis on and Otis goes back for Gargano. Otis drags Gargano up, bumps him off buckles, and CLUBS him over and over. Otis taunts Gargano, CHOKES Gargano on the ropes, and Theory says he loves it. Otis drags Gargano up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! Fans rally for Gargano but Otis looms over him. Otis drags Gargano up, gut wrenches him to a Canadian rack, and makes it a backbreaker rack! Gable and Theory high five, but Gargano endures and throws hands! Gargano gets free, goes to a corner, Otis runs in but into a BOOT!
Gargano elbows Otis away, then dodges! Otis POSTS himself! Gargano runs to LARIAT! Otis stays up, Gargano runs and LARIATS again! Nope, Otis is still up. Otis choke grips but Gargano ROLLING ELBOWS! Otis scoops Gargano but Gargano slips off to ENZIGURI! Otis staggers to a corner, Gargano runs in to back body block! Gargano runs again, but into a clinch! EXPLODER! Gargano is dazed and Gable says, “That’s my guy!” Otis drags Gargano to a drop zone and climbs up the corner, VADER FLOP!! Gargano gets up to BUZZSAW! And BUZZSAW! And SUPER- LARIAT from Otis! Theory says that is when you run into reality!
Otis trophy lifts, but Gargano fights free, DDT!! Gargano wants Otis to get up, and Otis sits up into the SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!?!? Otis survives and Theory is upset. Otis bails out of the ring but Gargano builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Otis hits the desk! Theory is upset, Gargano LEAPS the desk to CLOBBER Theory! Gargano fires off hands on Theory and fans are loving it! Gargano hurries up to the apron to TORNADO DDT Otis to the floor! Fans fire up but Otis is getting up! Gable distracts the ref, Theory SMACKS Gargano with the briefcase! Otis hauls Gargano up for the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Cover, Otis wins!
Winner: Otis, by pinfall
Theory screwed Gargano over, but he goes after Gargano more! So do Gable and Otis! But here comes BRAUN!! The Monster of All Monsters CLOBBERS Otis at the ramp! Then he runs into the ring, but both Theory and Gable bail out! Braun slides out and he catches Gable, to TOSS him into the ring! Gable’s been taking credit for Braun’s career, will Braun take all the credit for ending Gable’s?
Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory!
The bell rings, Braun sees Otis on the outside, and he TOSSES Gable onto Otis!! Fans are fired up with Braun and Raw goes to break!
Raw returns and Gable is in the ring, Braun dragging himself up from commentary. That was of course the doing of Otis during commercial, but that got Otis EJECTED! Gable goes out and stalks Braun. Braun stands up, Gable rushes in and KNEES Braun into the POST! Gable gets back in the ring, he lets the ring count climb, but Braun is stirring. Braun drags himself up at the barriers, staggers over, and he stumbles into the ring at 8 of 10. Gable CLUBS and KNEES away on Braun! The fans boo but Gable says, “A THANK YEW~!” Gable throws more hands, runs the ropes, but runs into a scoop! Gable kicks free, shoves and GERMAN SUPLEXES Braun!? Bridging cover, TWO!
Gable is shocked but we’re all shocked he pulled that off! Gable tells Braun to look at him. Gable runs this ring! He CLUBS Braun, talks more trash about it doesn’t matter how big Braun is, but Braun doesn’t embarrass him in his hometown. Gable SLAPS Braun down, and we see Omos and MVP watching this backstage. Gable talks more trash, but Braun choke grips! Braun has both hands now and he puts Gable right up top! But Gable gets a HANGING ARMBAR! Braun powers up to deadlift Gable. But Gable pokes eyes! Gable runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks a leg out! Gable climbs up a corner, he leaps at Braun and MISSILE DROPKICKS!
Braun is down, Gable goes back up, and he MOONSAULTS, but has to land out as Braun moves! Braun BOOTS Gable down! The shirt comes off, the fans fire up, and Braun glares at Gable. Braun reels Gable in, lifts him up, MONSTER BOMB!! Cover, Braun wins!
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall
The Monster of All Monsters puts away the Alpha Academy headmaster! But with the Nigerian Giant watching backstage, will Braun have to soon defend that title of alpha titan in the WWE?
Bobby Lashley finishes up with the trainer.
Lashley is mad but Kevin Patrick asks him about that blindside attack from Rollins. How is Lashley doing? Lashley is going to crush Rollins’ throat so we never have to hear that cackle again. And then, after Riddle beats Rollins in the Fight Pit, Lashley will finish Rollins off! Lashley will get Rollins next week on the season premiere, for the US Championship! No backing out, no excuses, no running away! Lashley gets Rollins in the ring to bounce him around like a pinball, then he’ll put Rollins in the Hurt Lock until he screams for mercy! Then Lashley will make Rollins pass out in the middle of the ring. That’s how Lashley feels. What will even be left of Rollins after this next week?
Corey Graves is in the ring.
He welcomes us all to this “historic moment.” There are ladders in the ring, but also chairs and the table for this contract signing. “It is the first-ever Ladder match for a women’s championship in WWE history.” So first, the challenger, Bayley. The Role Model makes her entrance solo, as promised. Then the Raw Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair. She is also solo, because she doesn’t need back-up to take on Bayley. Bianca and Bayley sit at the table and Corey says let’s not wait any longer. Let’s make this official with the contract. Bayley tells Bianca it’s just them, just like she asked. Is she okay? Does she feel safe?
Bayley feels great, really, despite not having her girls with her. But Bayley feels really good since DMG CTRL has done everything Bayley has said to a T. Her plan has been going really good and that clearly shakes Bianca’s confidence. But don’t worry about that, Bayley is doing this favor for her since Bianca’s dumb enough to accept a Ladder match for the title. But that’s fine, Bayley’s got her. Bayley signs her part of the contract and says, “Bianca, Bianca, Bianca. Look what your ego has gotten you into! I mean, I bet your ego makes you think that Bayley chose a ladder match because you KOD’d me on top of a ladder at Hell in a Cell.”
Or maybe Bianca thinks that Bayley has half the ego as Bianca and she wants to make history again by winning the first-ever women’s title ladder match. “But uh, ding dong, hello, here’s something for all you guys. It’s much bigger than that, okay? I think big picture here. The ladder is symbolic for my entire WWE career since the day I walked in. Unlike you, I’ve had to literally climb and climb and climb… *fake panting* And climb and climb and climb and try to the top. And in that process, I was you. Yeah, I was you, ponytail and all! You guys remember that, huh? Colorful sequins. And you see those little girls out there? That little girl I walked by on the ramp with the EST shirt, a Bianca Belair sign.
“You know what those signs use to say? Those signs used to say BAYLEY. They used to have headbands on. They used to put their ponytails to the side. But you know what happened, Bianca? Those signs changed. The T-shirts changed. And the cheers started to fade. They gave up on me, Bianca, and they stopped caring. And when they stopped caring, my whole career started spiraling. I started to fall further and further and further, and I had to do something to climb my way back to the top-” Bianca tells Bayley to shut up. Bianca signs her part, and it’s official. Corey thanks them both and wishes them both luck.
Bianca tells Bayley she just runs her mouth over and over again. Girl, UH-UH! Bayley has this chip on her shoulder that has absolutely nothing to do with Bianca. It might be really hard to see someone have everything you want, but comparison is the thief of joy. Bayley should never compare herself to Bianca, because she will never be Bianca, do it like Bianca or do it better than Bianca. Fans cheer that. Bianca says everything Bayley did didn’t work because Bayley was pretending to be someone she wasn’t. This is the real, authentic Bianca and that is why fans connect with her. Bayley didn’t “evolve,” she just became the real Bayley. And now she’s here showing us her real colors.
As far as her little plan, congrats, it took you a whole year to come up with a plan. But Bianca doesn’t need a plan, because she stays ready so she doesn’t have to get ready. Plus, does Bayley think she’s the only one that tried to surprise her at SummerSlam? You see how that worked out, right? But since Bayley likes plans, she can plan on still calling Bianca the Raw Women’s Champion after Extreme Rules. Well, we’ll see about that on Saturday, because DMG CTRL will disagree with that since they’ll be right by Bayley’s side. Actually, what’re they doing right now? What time is it? Because they were supposed to go get something to eat.
Oh no! Kai & Sky are attacking Alexa & Asuka! They already did something to Asuka’s leg and now they’re mugging Alexa! And then Bayley YANKS Bianca by her hair over the desk and she hammers away! Then she TOSSES Bianca back over the desk, to go after her more! Bianca bails out but can’t get away! Bayley whips but Bianca reverses and Bayley hits LED apron! Bianca bolts to the back, but Bayley laughs. Bianca finds Asuka and Alexa but the damage is done! The Empress of Tomorrow clutches her knee, will Bianca be down an ally at Extreme Rules? Alexa glares at the camera and tells DMG CTRL this is NOT over! Alexa VS Iyo, TONIGHT!!
Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline!
The Profits may be out of the tag team running while Ford’s foot heals, but can Dawkins unleash the Curse of Greatness? Or will the Street Champion of the Island sharpen his edge as he also prepares for Ricochet this Friday?
The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around in a deadlock but Dawkins powers Solo back. Solo turns things around to put Dawkins in the corner, but he lets off as the ref counts. Dawkins ROCKS Solo with uppercuts and haymakers but Solo ROCKS him back! Solo CHOPS Dawkins in the corner, ROCKS him again, then whips corner to corner. Dawkins goes up and over and keeps moving but Solo RAMS him! Dawkins RAMS Solo back, then hurdles over. Solo shoves, Dawkins handsprings and DROPKICKS Solo down! Ford fires up, Solo bails out and is furious! Sami tries to cool Solo off but Solo rushes in, but Dawkins DECKS him!
Solo gets up in a fury and he grabs a chair! This is just like SmackDown! Sami slows Solo and says not to give Dawkins a win like this. Jey tells Sami to back of, Solo’s his brother. Jey says Solo’s good, he’s got this. The Bloodline lets cooler heads prevail while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Solo has Dawkins down with a neck wrench. Dawkins fights up so Solo rains down HEADBUTTS! Solo clamps on the shoulder claw but Dawkins still endures. Fans rally and Dawkins fights up. Dawkins pries free of the hold to throw big body shots and forearms! Dawkins whips, Solo reverses and then SAMOAN DROPS on the rebound! The Bloodline holds up the fingers, #WeTheOnes, and Solo snarls as he stares at Dawkins. Fans rally for Dawkins but Solo throws haymakers! Dawkins wobbles on spaghetti legs, but Solo whips him for another SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Dawkins survives and Solo is annoyed.
Sami and the Usos argue the count but Ford defends that was two. Solo taunts Dawkins, “This is it? This is who you’ve got for me?” Solo steps to Dawkins in the corner, gets in Dawkins’ face, and says, “They call me the Enforcer!” Solo whips Dawkins hard into the corner! Dawkins falls to the mat and writhes. The Bloodline loves this as Solo looms over Dawkins. Solo drags Dawkins up to clamp that claw on again! Dawkins still endures, fans rally up again, and Dawkins fights against the claw. Dawkins throws elbows but Solo throws a knee! Then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Solo soaks up the heat as his brothers hold up the fingers.
Sami coaches Solo to keep on Dawkins, to show no mercy. Dawkins gets to a corner and Solo aims from the other. Solo powers up, “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP ATTACK!! Dawkins is dazed and Solo looks at him flounder. Ford coaches Dawkins to dig deep and fight, but Solo aims again. “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP- ENZIGURI from Dawkins!! Ford and St. Paul are thunderous as Solo and Dawkins are both down! Dawkins and Solo rise, Dawkins stands first, and he LARIATS Solo! And again! Solo HEADBUTTS! Solo whips, Dawkins hurdles and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up and Solo goes to a corner, CYCLONE SPLASH and ENZIGURI from Dawkins!
Dawkins reels Solo in, for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Sami gets on the apron, but then Jey tells him to get down? Jey says Solo can handle this, Uce! This all distracts Dawkins either way, Solo SUPERKICKS! But now the ref doesn’t see the cover! The ref hurries, TWO!! Solo is mad at Sami and Jey! They get down, Dawkins rolls Solo! TWO!! Dawkins dodges, and he POUNCES Solo out! Sami hurries to Solo’s side to check him and coach him, but Jey pulls Sami off Solo. Jey has his brother, but then Jimmy wants everyone to just cool off. Jey and Sami argue, Dawkins FLIES! Down go the Usos! Dawkins puts Solo in, Sami yells at him about the Usos!
Dawkins DECKS Sami! But Dawkins gets in for Solo to WHEEL KCIK! And then SPINNING SOLO!! Cover, Solo wins!
Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall
In the end, the Bloodline made it work! Solo gets the win and winning fixes everything. At least, it should. Are the problems between Sami and Jey going to persist? Will it end up costing the Bloodline big time down the line?
Theory talks with Otis backstage.
Theory is proud of Otis for doing exactly what he was supposed to in that ring. Wait, where’s Gable? Otis says hold on. He drags Gable up. Gable says he almost had Braun. Theory says Gable did good. But hey, they’re not done with Gargano. Next week, on the season premiere of Raw, Theory himself will take on Gargano, and Theory vows to put Gargano down. A-Town Down! Will the Youngest Mr. MITB Ever finally have his way and be rid of Johnny Wrestling?
“This version of Edge that you’ve seen since I’ve come back is pretty much Adam. More or less, the veil of character has been dropped, and I’ve been pretty transparent since I’ve come back. At 37 years old, I was told that I had to retire, forced to retire, I had no choice. Until I decided to make it a choice. Because I can’t quit. The lousy part is, by the time that choice became a reality, I was 46, and it was difficult. And it’s progressively become more and more difficult. Now I’m not looking for sympathy. It’s my choice. This is my freakin’ dream gig, I love this.
“But what’s become… harder… is the fact that it’s not just taking a toll on me now. It’s taking a toll on my entire family. And I didn’t have this family before. It’s harder to hide it from the girls when they can hear me coming down the stairs like a symphony of bones cracking in the morning. But maybe even more difficult is seeing the… doubt… Or maybe even the fear in Beth’s eyes. Because she wants her husband to come out of this whole, and I think she’s afraid that ship has already sailed. And maybe I’m… insane? Maybe I’m too selfish? Maybe I’m too damn stubborn, but those are all things that you need in order to succeed at the level that I’ve succeeded at this business. I can’t apologize for that.
“But that brings me to Judgement Day. I gotta give ’em credit. They’ve made it more difficult. No matter how many times I beat ’em, they always come back. They always pick me apart, knock me down, and it’s harder and harder to put the pieces back together to come back. But I do. And I understand that Rey wants to distance himself from this because of Dominik, I get it. And it’s my fault the Judgement Day even exists. So I know what I have to do, and my back’s against the wall. You can ask Foley, you can ask Taker, you can ask Cena, you can ask Orton, I come out swinging or headbutting or whatever the hell else I have to do to be a one man gang!
“So Finn, in an I Quit Match at Extreme Rules, you are facing something, someone that you’ve never faced before and you can’t hurt me enough. All four of can’t hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ You cannot physically hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ I hope you’re all ready for a war, because I damn sure am.” The Rated R Superstar has given his ultimatum, will the Judgement Day be the ones facing their judgement day?
Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control!
The Five Foot Fury is furious over what Bayley’s buddies did to the Empress of Tomorrow. Alexa’s been trying to find that spark to return to her old self, will this be just the thing she needs? Or will the Evil Genius have the same trick up her proverbial sleeve as Dakota did earlier tonight?
Raw returns and DMG CTRL make their entrance. The bell rings and the two rush in! Iyo DROPKICKS Alexa, fires off hands and knees, then whips. Alexa blocks, fires off forearm after forearm on Iyo, but Iyo shoves back. Alexa runs Iyo over, and again! And then hits a THESZ PRESS! Alexa rains down hands, then hits another THESZ PRESS! More fast hands, and then Alexa drags Iyo up. Alexa bumps Iyo off buckles, stomps a mudhole, then lets off. Iyo dodges the return, holds a leg and avoids the slaps to DRAGON SCREW! Alexa clutches her leg but Iyo stomps away on it! Iyo drops knees on the knee!
Kai & Bayley cheer and Iyo CHOPS Alexa. Alexa blocks the punch to ROCK, ROCK and SHOTGUN Iyo! Fans fire up and Alexa stands on Iyo at the ropes for a SKATEBOARD STOMP! The ref counts, Alexa lets off but runs in to KNEE Iyo against the ropes! Alexa then YANKS the ropes to bring Iyo down, and she drops INSULT2INJURY! Cover, TWO! Iyo is showing the toughness of a decorated champion, but Alexa snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Alexa drags Iyo up, dodges the Shotei, but Iyo uses the waistlock to HOTSHOT Alexa! Then a DRIVE- NO, Alexa avoids the dropkick! But Iyo avoids a wrecking ball dropkick to SHOTGUN Alexa again!
DMG CTRL are fired up and Alexa is down while Raw goes to break!
Raw returns once again and Alexa JAWBREAKERS then CLOBBERS Iyo! And again! Then mule kicks, but Iyo wrenches out of the DDT. Alexa reverses that to hit an STO! Alexa KNEES Iyo down, covers, TWO! Bayley & Kai coach Iyo but Alexa drags her up. Alexa whips but Iyo holds ropes to BOOT back! Iyo then spins Alexa around, underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Alexa goes to a corner but Iyo runs in, SHINKANSEN! Iyo then steps on Alexa to go up top and OVER THE MOON- FLOP! Alexa shows her resilience as a decorated champion, and she hits a DDT! Alexa drags Iyo into a drop zone and now she goes to the corner!
Fans fire up as Alexa climbs up, for TWISTED BLISS! But Bayley distracts the ref! Bianca yanks Bayley out to fire off! But Dakota joins in, Bianca gets 2v1! And sent into steel steps! But Alexa CANNONBALLS them both down! Alexa hurries back and climbs up again! But a SHOTEI stops her! Iyo then tucks Alexa for an AIR RAID CRASH! Iyo goes back up fast, for OVER THE MOONSAULT! Cover, Iyo wins!
Winner: Iyo Sky, by pinfall
DMG CTRL with another assist! They sweep the night, working together as a well-oiled machine. But then they mug Alexa! Asuka can’t help with her busted leg, and Kai & Sky fetch a ladder! Bayley beats down on Alexa, but Bianca gets in to fire off on Bayley! Kai & Sky RAM Bianca down with the ladder! And then Iyo keeps Alexa down, but wait! Asuka is still hobbling out here? On one good leg, she has a kendo stick to SMACK Dakota! But Iyo WRECKS Asuka with the ladder! Then Kai & Sky SLAM the ladder on Asuka! They keep it on top of her, and then bring it around to open it up. Bayley drags Alexa over to put her inside the ladder!
Bayley tried doing this to Shotzi on Friday, Kai & Sky DOUBLE BOOT the ladder to crush Alexa!! Fans boo as Bayley tells Asuka to stay out of her business. Kai & Sky stand the ladder up for her, and Bayley soaks up the heat as she says DMG CTRL are going to take over! Bayley drags Bianca up, stands her in the corner, and Dakota runs Around the World to BOOT Bianca down! Bayley drags Bianca back up by her ponytail and then hooks her up, ROSE PLANT! Bayley drags Alexa up, ROSE PLANT! Kai & Sky stand the ladder over Bianca and Bayley brings the Raw Women’s Championship belt up with her to the top.
Fans boo as DMG CTRL stands over their enemies, but will they be on top of the WWE after this Saturday? Or can Bianca prove she’s the toughEST and bounce back from this beating to beat Bayley back?
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (10/3/22)
Philly gets Elevated!
The Peacock and his Boys defends their gold!
AEW Dark: Elevation features the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions! But will Dalton Castle & The Tate Twins still reign in Philadelphia?
- Skye Blue VS Trish Adora; wins.
- Lance Archer VS Cheeseburger; wins.
- Abadon VS Abby Jane; wins.
- ROH Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear; win(s) and
- Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Gia Scott & Leon St. Giovanni; win.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tracy Williams; wins.
- The Lucha Brothers w/Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Deppen & Dante Martin; win.
- 8 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; win(s).
A really good line-up here, with the big attraction being Dalton & The Boys taking on Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder, aka Primal Fear. That’ll be a solid match that I will cover, but I don’t see the champions losing the titles. Good to see Cheeseburger but he’s gonna get eaten alive by Archer. And I like that we’re getting a full faction showdown of Best Friends VS The Factory. That’ll be a big win for Best Friends and they’ll have momentum going after Death Triangle for that feud.
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