NXT brings Halloween Havoc back from the dead!
Shotzi Blackheart hosts NXT’s first ever Halloween Havoc! Just how scary will it get for Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae in their TakeOver rematches?
- Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal – NXT North American Championship Devil’s Playground Match: Damian Priest VS Johnny Gargano; Gargano wins and becomes the new NXT North American Champion.
- Santos Escobar VS Jake Atlas; Escobar wins.
- Haunted House of Terror match: Dexter Lumis VS Cameron Grimes; To Be Continued…
- Rhea Ripley VS Raquel Gonzalez; Ripley wins.
- Haunted House of Terror match, Part 2: Lumis wins.
- Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal – NXT Women’s Championship TLS Match: Io Shirai VS Candice LeRae; Shirai wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
An evil has been reawakened.
Haunted houses, scary monsters of the ring, and a game of chance that will determine the fates of both champions and challengers! The scariest night in sports entertainment rises from the grave, and it’s hosted by the wild child herself, Shotzi Blackheart! Or in this case, SHOTZISTEIN! And we start off with some heavy metal as Damian Priest’s theme is performed LIVE! Priest is in the ring, shoots his arrow and bangs his head along! But next is Johnny Gargano, his own theme remixed as he SLASHES THE PUMPKIN BUDDY! Johnny Skellington joins the Archer of Infamy in the ring but Shotzi gets their attention. “It’s time! Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal!” And we land on… DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND! What does that even mean?!
NXT North American Championship Devil’s Playground Match: Damian Priest VS Johnny Gargano!
The bell rings, Gargano turns around and Priest DECKS him! Priest is on Gargano with big haymakers as Vic “Waldo” Joseph explains this is an extra scary FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE match! No disqualifications, no count outs and no limits to what these two can do to each other. Therefore, Priest fires off over and over, ROCKS Gargano with an uppercut then DECKS him again! Priest whips Gargano corner to corner, runs in but Gargano boots back. Gargano leaps up but is thrown aside. Priest bell claps then LIFTING COMPLETE SHOTS! Gargano gets to a corner, Priest runs corner to corner for the LEAPING back elbow! He keeps moving for another! Gargano staggers, Priest runs corner to corner again, for a splash! Then he whips Gargano but Gargano grabs ropes. Gargano elbows back, but runs into a heel kick! Cover, TWO!
Priest keeps close and drags Gargano up to knuckle lock. Priest goes up top and goes Old School, only for Gargano to push him off balance. Priest forearms Gargano back, springboard forearms and sends Gargano out of the ring! Priest pursues, stalks Gargano to the ramp but Gargano gets in the ring. Gargano dropkicks Priest down then slingshots, but Priest gets in. Priest turns around, catches the slingshot spear and flips Gargano over! Gargano slips out, trips Priest up and slams the leg on the apron! Gargano throws forearms through the ropes, gets up to rain down fists, then lets off to bring Priest out. Gargano shoves Priest into steel steps! Fans boo Gargano, and chant, “Johnny Sucks!” as Gargano catches his breath.
Gargano backs off to start using the no disqualification stipulation. He brings out a kendo stick! Gargano wields it with a grin as he stalks Priest, but Priest has HIS BATON! Priest dodges Gargano’s swings as NXT goes picture in picture!
Priest blocks the kendo stick smack, disarms Gargano, but Gargano dodges the baton to fire off clubbing forearms! Priest lifts Gargano to RAM him into the boards! Gargano writhes on the ground, Priest drags him up and RAMS him into more boards! Priest looms over Gargano and stalks him. Gargano goes up and over steps to get away but Priest just goes around. Priest ROCKS Gargano again, then pulls off the top half of steps. Priest aims, runs and RAMS Gargano with the steel! Priest tosses the steps aside to stalk after Gargano again. He brings Gargano up to ROCK him with a right hand! They go up the ramp as Priest keeps punching Gargano. They end up on stage, Priest throws Gargano into the pumpkin balloon! And then stomps away!
Gargano frees himself from the pumpkin but Priest ROUNDHOUSES him back down! Cover on the pumpkin, TWO! Priest drags Gargano up to HEADBUTT! Gargano staggers around the stage, Priest throws fast hands! Priest CLUBS Gargano down, looms over him, but Gargano grabs at the lights. Priest drags Gargano up, scoops him, and brings him to the ramp. Gargano sips out, shoves Priest then KICKS him! Gargano gets up, KICKS Priest again, then digs Priest’s face into steel! There’s no disqualifications so Gargano goes until he’s satisfied. Gargano watches Priest flounder, and he throws forearms into Priest’s back!
NXT returns to single picture as Gargano goes to the stage. Gargano LEAPS and CANNONBALLS Priest down! Fans fire up as Gargano gloats, “I’m the best in the world!” Gargano gets the kendo stick and SMACKS Priest! And again! And again! Priest ends up in his ring, and has his baton again! Gargano shoulders low, but Priest uses the baton to SMACK the enziguri away! Gargano hobbles, Priest brings him in with the SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Gargano survives but Priest grits his teeth. Gargano grabs the baton and brings it with him to the apron. Priest ROCKS Gargano first and the baton goes flying! Priest drags Gargano up on the apron, fireman’s carries, but Gargano slips in. Priest shoves, dodges, but his kick is caught up and Gargano enziguris Priest down!
Gargano DIVES, but into Priest’s hand! Gargano sips out to RAM Priest into boards! And then SLICED BREAD onto the steel steps! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives but Gargano keeps his focus as fans fire up for “NXT! NXT!” Gargano drags Priest up, brings him over and tornados but no DDT! BROKEN ARROW onto the announce desk! Gargano might be the broken one! Gargano is hurrying away to around the back, but Priest pursues. Priest taunts Gargano, “You feel that pain, Johnny?” Gargano and Priest brawl by the spooky set, Gargano CLUBS Priest’s back! Gargano brings Priest around the way, and he opens a casket. A prop falls out and scares Gargano! So Gargano SUPERKICK the “stupid thing!” Priest is there to kick low and kick more, then ROCK Gargano with that discus forearm!
Priest stalks Gargano further back stage, Gargano feebly throws candy at Priest. But then he uses a FIRE EXTINGUISHER! And he SLAMS Priest against the garage door over and over! Priest flops down, flails, but Gargano gets up. Gargano looks around at what he can use, and chooses a trash can. Gargano dumps the trash on Priest, sticks the can around him and dribbles him against the garage door! Gargano then grabs a cart and wheels it at Priest to RAM him! Fans boo as NXT is again picture in picture! Gargano covers, TWO!
Gargano seethes as he SMACKS Priest with a trash can lid! And then he has another trash can to SMACK Priest with! Priest staggers his way back into the arena and by the spooky set. Gargano grabs a crowbar and CRACKS Priest in the ribs! Then he drags Priest down, FULL METAL GargaNO Escape!! Priest endures the crowbar in his face! And in his MOUTH!! Priest fights up, scoops Gargano, and LAWN DARTS him into the boards!! The fans, in costume, are freaking out behind their masks! Priest clubs Gargano, drags him up and ROCKS him with a forearm! They go to the other side of the set, Gargano tries to use the second casket but Priest stops himself. Priest SMACKS Gargano with the lid! Then BOOTS Gargano through a wall!! The Archer of Infamy is roaring and rolling as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Priest throws more hands and ROCKS Gargano onto a haybale! Gargano boots back, gets up onto the upper level, but Priest TOSSES the trash can at Gargano! Gargano ends up by the wheel of (ill) fortune. Priest follows Gargano up there, looms over him, and drags him up. Fans rally for Priest as he drags Gargano up. Priest reels Gargano in, Gargano slips under and SUPERKICKS Priest down! Gargano grabs the trash can, and he SMACKS Priest with it! And again! And again! And again, and again, and again!! The can is dented into a flat shape now! Gargano sits the can up, drags Priest up, and tells the wheel this is its fault! Gargano mocks the Archer of Infamy, and he thrusts, into Priest’s ROUNDHOUSE! Gargano balances with the can, but Priest KICKS it into him!
Priest stands up, fans fire up and Priest roars again! Priest drags Gargano up, dragon sleeper and RECK- NO! Ghost Face attacks Priest from behind with a PIPE! Gargano gets up, drags Priest, and uses the wheel to hit the TORNADO DDT! Ghost Face still looms, but then leaves to fetch Gargano one of those prop tombstones! Gargano uses it to SMASH Priest into the crypt!! Priest has crashed down and fans lose their minds! Gargano hurries down, covers him, and WINS!!
Winner: Johnny Gargano, by pinfall (NEW NXT North American Champion)
All Heart, No Soul, and one mysterious friend that was all the difference! Gargano makes history as he becomes the first-ever TWO-TIME North American Champion! But will #TheJohnnyGarganoWay complete its mission with the Poison Pixie taking on the Evil Genius later on tonight?
Cameron Grimes mutters to himself.
William Regal checks on him, and almost scares him out of his hat. Grimes has been meaning to ask Regal a question but Regal says Grimes needs to be ready in the parking lot. There’s a van waiting to take him to the Haunted House. But that’s not where the ring is, the ring is in the arena. Surely that’s where Regal meant for Grimes to have his match with Dexter Lumis tonight, right? No. Come with Regal to the parking lot. No, the parking lot is a scary place! Even scarier than the Bar Mitzvah Triangle (Bermuda?). Regal says, “After you,” and Grimes is very reluctant. Will Grimes survive the night with Lumis inside the Haunted House of Horr- er, Terror?
Pat McAfee, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch are in the ring!
“Well, well, well…” Happy Halloween Havoc, everybody! Everyone’s saying that Halloween Havoc is the second best night the brand has had in the last couple months. The number one? Obviously TakeOver: XXX. That was the night when the entire world agreed that the greatest debut in the history of this business was Pat McAfee’s, bar none! People don’t agree on anything, but even the idiotic Internet Wrestling Community, which includes “these stooges” here at ringside, could agree on that. There are some clowns in the crowd, which is how they are normally anyway.
But after TakeOver: XXX when McAfee put on a show that stole the show his first time in the ring, Adam Cole didn’t come over and say congrats or that he appreciates what McAfee did giving him all he could handle. NO, “that scumbag” flexed on McAfee! McAfee walked out sore, tired, probably could’ve cost a couple more pounds and realized he made some rookie mistakes. But on his private plane headed home to Indianapolis, all McAfee could think about was how big of a BUM Adam Cole is! McAfee couldn’t come here and handle Cole himself. He had a new Sirius XM show debuting, he had a YouTube page hitting a million subscribers, he had College Gameday, and he has the biggest internet show daily! He cannot be down here to handle Adam Cole.
So what did he do? He called a man who is “a more handsome, stronger, younger version of myself” in Ridge Holland. McAfee told Holland that NXT isn’t using him right, and offered him a chance at some money. Holland doesn’t want money, he wants a car. McAfee thought Holland wanted some big car cuz Holland is a big sumbish. Holland wanted a Mercedes, McAfee said okay, and told Holland what he had to do. Holland did it, dumped Cole’s “lifeless, stupid body” over the barriers and left. It was a whodunnit, blah blah blah while Pat “Big Brain” McAfee was sitting at home watching it unfold. Then Wednesday, McAfee saw Holland, the guy he hired to raise hell on the Undisputed Era, FRACTURE HIS LEGS into 700 pieces! An expensive mistake, but McAfee had a deep thought. Is it over? Did Ridge Holland deserve to be put in this position?
McAfee didn’t give up. He reached out to the guy that took out his guy and asked them if he and his guy wanted to be McAfee’s guys. They turned him down at first, because they could not be bought. Respectable, noble. But then Lorcan and Burch lose to the UE, and go back to McAfee to talk about that deal. But McAfee said the timing is right! What did they say? Wait, where are the mics for Lorcan and Burch? The DISRESPECT NXT has shown these two continues to grow! But before Lorcan and Burch can talk, the Undisputed Era is here! Well, just Kyle O’Reilly, actually, as the others are all healing up. But Kyle doesn’t back down. McAfee mockingly asks if Kyle is here to apologize. No, because he has THE BRUISERWEIGHT with him! Pete Dunne brought CHAIRS, too! And one is handed to Kyle!
McAfee, Lorcan and Burch get out before Kyle and Dunne get in! Both sides dare the other to do something, Kyle even throws his chair down so it’ll be fair. But then Dunne CHAIR SHOTS Kyle!! WHAT?! And then a BUZZSAW! McAfee says Kyle is STUPID! Dunne, Lorcan and Burch stomp away on McAfee and McAfee just watches and applauds. Fans boo as Dunne gives Kyle DANIELSON STOMPS! McAfee says Kyle fell for the trap! Dunne wrenches Kyle’s arm, tortures the fingers and puts them on the chair to STOMP!! Oney and Burch drag Kyle up and prop him up, but McAfee has them wait so he can place a chair under the landing zone. LONDON TOWER to the chair!! McAfee says he’s smarter than Kyle and his friends. These four are the new kings of NXT, and that, “Cauliflower Kyle,” is UNDISPUTED. How did McAfee get The Bruiserweight on his side?! What will these four do next?!
Grimes still reluctantly goes with Regal to the parking lot.
Grimes keeps trying to reason with Regal. He can just lose by forfeit and go back to the locker room. No. How about Regal go with him? Grimes would feel much safer! No. Grimes goes outside, thinking Regal is following, but the door shuts behind him! Oh no! Grimes looks and says it can’t be… This piece of junk is the van taking him there? Well he should at least be shotgun then. OH NO who is that? A zombie?! And out of the back, it’s MICHAEL HAYES?! “Thanks for the lift.” Hayes tells Grimes he was born in a place called Party Town, on a road called Bad Street. And it’s called Bad Street because further down the block you went, the badder it got. And he’s from the last house on the block. Hayes walks away and Grimes reluctantly gets in as he complains, “I hate rednecks…” The van takes off into the night, but where will Grimes end up?
Santos Escobar w/ El Legado del Fantasma VS Jake Atlas!
El Legado del Fantasma won the Six Man Tag match, but the Leader of Leaders took a header thanks to Atlas’ cartwheel DDT! This isn’t for the title, but it could be an appetizer! Will it be trick or treat, victory or defeat when Atlas gets a 1v1 shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Champion?
The bell rings and Escobar ROCKS Atlas with a calf kick! Escobar stomps and kicks Atlas to the corner, Atlas hits back but Escobar stomps Atlas down. Escobar stands Atlas up to CHOP him! Escobar tells Atlas he doesn’t belong, then he whips him corner to corner. Atlas hits hard, then Escobar adds knees! Escobar throws forearms, taunts Atlas more, but Atlas grits his teeth. Escobar brings Atlas out to shove him back, then runs corner to corner for DOUBLE KNEES! Atlas flops down, Escobar drags him up to wrench and kick. Escobar drags Atlas up, SLAPS Atlas, then tells him again, “You don’t belong here! Quit!” Atlas seethes, and he blocks the punch to SLAP Escobar back! Escobar turns into Atlas’ haymakers! Atlas fires off body shots and clubbing forearms!
Atlas whips, Escobar reverses but Atlas dodges to elbow back hard! Atlas whips Escobar corner to corner, then back drops Escobar! Escobar gets up, Atlas scoops and dumps him! Atlas reels Escobar in, Escobar fights back so Atlas throws uppercuts! Atlas SNAP GERMANS! And ROLLING ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Escobar survives but he is in a daze! Atlas is up top, CARTWHEEL DDT!! Cover, but Legado get the ropebreak for Escobar! The ref suspects them, but Atlas FLIES out to take them down! Escobar grabs Atlas but Atlas DECKS him! Atlas has to fight off the others, but Raul Mendoza uses the LOADED MASK HEADBUTT! Mendoza puts Atlas in, Escobar hits the butterfly FACEBUSTER! Cover, Escobar wins!
Winner: Santos Escobar, by pinfall
It was definitely the tricks that brought Atlas defeat! Will Atlas have to wait a long time before he gets sweet revenge?
Ember Moon speaks.
“Swimming with the sharks of this division, it motivates that last lift, that last jump, that last push.” She wants confrontation and competition! She wants it ALL! Dakota Kai stepped up, exactly what Ember wanted. When Ember left, Dakota was afraid of her own shadow. Now Dakota’s one of the best. Dakota has a sick kick, but too bad she won’t like the receipt. Ember puts #CobraKai on notice, will there be a response?
Our host has gone from Shotzistein to Shotzipira!
“The scares have just begun! Coming up next is the Haunted House of Terror!” Grimes’ Uber from Hell is almost to its destination, will it be his final destination?
Haunted House of Terror match: Dexter Lumis VS Cameron Grimes!
The van pulls up, Grimes springs out of it in a cold sweat, and tells himself to be ready. “Lumis?! I hope this is the right place, Lumis, because I’m coming for ya!” Wait, what’s that? Oh, just a swing. Lumis will need more than that to s-scare Cameron Grimes! But Grimes warns Lumis now, when he finds Lumis, he’ll get him! Lumis is UP IN THE TREE! Grimes tries to stay brave as he walks inside the house. Is this the right house? Deer head! H-Ha! Almost got him. But Grimes has seen bigger bucks. But then a tricycle goes by all by itself!? Grimes is freaking out. He didn’t know Lumis had kids! Lumis is now in the pantry closet!?
Grimes keeps looking through the house, trying to bolster his own courage. Is Lumis even in here? That referee is doing a Blair Witch! HE HAS WARTS ON HIS FACE! Lumis busts in through a door and two-hand chokes Grimes against the wall! Grimes claws Lumis’ eyes, throws him into a vanity and KICKS him into the mirror! Grimes hurries away, closing the door behind him. Lumis hammers the door but Grimes holds it shut! Lumis kicks the door off the frame! Grimes goes to a bathroom and shuts himself in, but… Is someone in the shower? Oh, hello, miss. Well, Grimes didn’t realize Lumis had a sister. Maybe Grimes will wash up. Make room for- OH NOOO WHAT?! Is that the girl from The Ring!?
Grimes runs away and wants OUT! He can’t find the door he came in through! Lumis grabs him through a window!! Lumis climbs in, rams Grimes into a wall, then carries him. Grimes rakes eyes again then shoulders Lumis away. Grimes runs away but dares Lumis to try something. More people with warts on their faces!! Grimes runs down a hallway and bumps into Lumis! UPPERCUT! Grimes BOOTS and ROUNDHOUSES, and says this is over! Grimes grabs a broom but Lumis has left. Who is this now? Oh it’s Lumis’ Ring Sister!! And there’s TWO OF THEM!? One jumps off the fridge to tackle Grimes! Grimes flails about as she’s on his back! They smash through the screen door into the backyard! Grimes flails and throws the spooky ghoul off! But turns around to see the warty zombies!
Grimes finds his way back to the van and gets in shotgun. LUMIS IS DRIVING! Grimes bails out again and runs off down the street into the night! To be continued…
Rhea Ripley VS Raquel Gonzalez!
The Nightmare and #RickyDesperado are going to bring the brutality, you can bet on that! But who will establish themselves as THE monstrous alpha female of NXT?
NXT returns as Raquel makes her entrance. The ref has to keep the peace for just long enough, the bell rings and these two tie up and go around! Fans rally, Raquel knees low and hard, then whips Rhea to a corner. Rhea dodges, Raquel rams into buckles and Rhea fires off hands! Rhea throws more haymakers, but Raquel blocks the whip! Raquel whips Rhea to a corner, Rhea goes up but gets caught! Rhea slips out, kicks low and reels Raquel in for a facelock! Raquel thrashes and powers Rhea to a corner! Raquel RAMS in, then lets off to bring Rhea around. Raquel CLUBS Rhea, Rhea throws body shots but Raquel shoves her away. Rhea boots but Raquel blocks so Rhea boots her away. Raquel blocks the punch and that shocks Rhea!
Rhea stomps a foot, HEADBUTTS, but Raquel ducks the roundhouse to CLOBBER Rhea from behind! Rhea gets up but still seems surprised by Raquel’s power. They get forehead to forehead, talking trash about who’s stronger. Raquel shoves, Rhea shoves back, repeat! Raquel SLAPS, Rhea SLAPS, and they both glare before firing off fast and furious! Rhea ducks, throws body shots, ducks again then kicks the leg. Rhea runs but Raquel throws her down! And drops an elbow! And then stomps Rhea down! Raquel drags Rhea up, suplexes but Rhea blocks! Rhea suplexes but Raquel blocks. They keep fighting for control, Raquel gets Rhea up but Rhea slips out to LARIAT! Raquel stays up!! So Rhea LARIATS again, but it’s still not enough!
Raquel blocks the third try, fireman’s carries, but Rhea slips out to fireman’s carry back! Raquel slips out, blocks the kick then throws Rhea to ropes. Raquel follows, Rhea dodges, goes the other way, DROPKICK! Raquel bails out as fans fire up! Rhea runs and wrecks Raquel with a dropkick! Raquel ends up at the desk and Rhea aims from the apron. Rhea CANNONBALLS but is caught?! Raquel brings Rhea up to POWREBOMB into the boards!! Raquel lets Rhea hit the floor as NXT goes picture in picture. Raquel puts Rhea in the ring and covers, TWO!
Raquel seethes, drags Rhea up, and whips her to a corner. Raquel stomps a mudhole into Rhea, digs her foot in, but the ref counts. Raquel lets off to argue with the ref, then drags Rhea up to CLUB her over and over! Raquel drags Rhea up, Rhea hits back, but Raquel shoves and BOOTS Rhea down! Cover, TWO! Raquel stays on Rhea with the grounded double chicken wing! Rhea endures as Raquel RAMS her knee in! And again! Raquel thrashes Rhea around but Rhea refuses to give up! Rhea fights up and out, they start throwing haymakers on the mat! Raquel ROCKS Rhea, CLUBS Rhea, then brings her up to scoop and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Raquel grows frustrated and NXT goes to break.
NXT returns as Raquel tortures Rhea in the Gory Especial Stretch! Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” as Rhea endures. Raquel pulls back on the arms but Rhea powers up! Rhea pops out to sunset flip, TWO! Rhea ducks a clothesline but not the BLINDSIDE! Cover, TWO! Raquel grows frustrated again as she drags Rhea back up. Raquel whips and corner splashes Rhea, then runs in again. Rhea elbows Raquel back, and then again. Raquel swings but into Raquel’s LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Rhea survives and Raquel is losing her cool. Raquel drags Rhea up, reels her in, but Rhea back drops! Rhea and Raquel slowly stand, Rhea CHOPS and CHOPS and then spins Raquel for cravat knee strikes! Rhea runs, gets around Raquel and sweeps the legs! Raquel gets up but Rhea runs to DROPKICK her down! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous as Rhea and Raquel slowly rise. Rhea has Raquel first for the straddle knockdown! And another! Rhea stomps and stomps and stomps, then gets the legs! PRISM TRAP!! Raquel endures, rolls, but Rhea sits for a cover, ONE! Rhea ends up in the ropes, Raquel BOOTS her down! Raquel drags Rhea up, scoops her and swings for another POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Rhea survives, reminding us why she was an NXT and NXT UK Women’s Champion! Raquel puts Rhea in the corner, throws forearms then hoists her up top. Raquel climbs up to join Rhea, clubs her, then stands her up. Rhea resists, fights back and slips inside to then haymaker and headbutt! Rhea manages a pump handle, but Raquel fights free! Raquel staggers, comes back, throws forearms, but Rhea hits back!
Rhea and Raquel brawl as Raquel climbs. Rhea boots her away, stands up, but Raquel is right back up to SUPER OVERHEAD SUPLEX Rhea!! Rhea is in a daze, Raquel covers, TWO!?!? Raquel is in angry disbelief! Raquel drags Rhea up as fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” Raquel fisherman’s and lifts, but Rhea slips around the headscissor Raquel into buckles! Rhea stalks Raquel, ROUNDHOUSES her, then pump handles! RIPTIDE!! Cover, Rhea wins!!
Winner: Rhea Ripley, by pinfall
The Mosh Pit Kid is STILL the dominant force of the NXT Women’s Division! Will anyone ever be able to survive her brutality?
Grimes is still running down the street!
But where is he in relation to the Capitol Wrestling Center? Grimes is trying to make the long, long journey, but will he make it before the show is over?
Backstage interview with “Hollywood” Drake Maverick.
What does he and his tag partner, Killian Dain, have planned for tonight? “Well y’know something, Mean Gene,” Dain and Maverick, “with the 2 point 4 inch pythons,” have tag team domination on their minds, brother! Well, this isn’t Mean Gene, this is- Yes you are, Mackenzie! But it is Halloween, so please play along? But then someone is being Andre the Giant! And another is the MUMMY! And Maverick is sandwiched between them! But here comes THE SHOCKMASTER! And he doesn’t trip over himself this time! Mummy and Andre back off, and Maverick wants Dain to take the helmet off. He was supposed to trip. Why? Because the Shockmaster does that. Oh, it was hard to tell when Maverick kept adding “brother” to everything. But no, Dain didn’t want to do that. Why doesn’t he like fun?
First, Dain didn’t like the gear. God no. Second, the logo. Definitely no! Then Dain didn’t like the music! Definitely did. And now he won’t even do Shockmaster right! Do you know how long it took for Maverick to recreate the helmet?! But fine, Maverick will be tiny Shockmaster. He puts the helmet on, and trips. Dain laughs at Maverick falling on his arse.
Grimes returns to the CWC!
Grimes is relieved to be back! He’s running out of gas as he gets back to the door. Is Grimes going to find a safe place to hide from Lumis?
Actually, Grimes ends up by ringside! And on the spooky set. He realizes that, and how there’s a lot more fog. Wait, how did creepy Ring girl get here?! Grimes begs she and her twin not do something to him! They creep and crawl their way to him and Grimes warns them! Grimes gets in the ring, warns them to stay out or he’ll get ’em! But Lumis slides in behind him!! OH NO! Lumis puts Grimes in a corner, DECKS him with uppercuts and ROKCS Him with haymakers! Clothesline and BULLDOG! Grimes flounders, Lumis runs in but Grimes boots him! Grimes runs, into a SPINE BUSTER! Lumis paces around Grimes, watches him writhe in the smoke, and then Grimes sits up. Grimes begs Lumis for mercy, but the zombies are lurking! Grimes freaks out, begs them to stop this, but then he gives one a CAVE-IN!
Lumis just stares as “his sister” crawls up. Lumis lets her climb and crawl all over him, then get up on his shoulders. Grimes begs for mercy and apologizes for everything he’s done. No go as Lumis TOSSES the zombie girl at him! Then URENAGE! Into THE SILENCE!! Grimes flails, fades, and is OUT!! Lumis… wins?
Winner: Dexter Lumis, by submission
Well the smoke still fills the ringside, and the zombies creep and crawl in around Lumis. Lumis leaves Grimes for dead as the lights fade out. THE END. Will Lumis make sure things only get scarier for his next victim?
NXT hears from Io Shirai and Candice LeRae before their match.
The Evil Genius says #TheJohnnyGarganoWay won’t be enough to beat her. The Poison Pixie says, “Trick or treat, here’s defeat.” She got rid of the dead weight and is now where she should be: #1 contender. Shirai says biker chain match, she beats Candice. Candice says Cole Miner’s Glove on a Pole, she beats Shirai. Blindfold match? Buried Alive? Casket Match? Boiler Room Brawl? Weapon’s Wild? It doesn’t matter if it’s Shotzi’s Choice! Shirai and Candice are confident in their chances. Candice almost had Shirai at TakeOver. Tonight, she leaves NXT Women’s Champion. Shirai says it doesn’t matter, she beats Candice.
Shotzistein, Shotzipira, now she’s BeelzeShotzi!
Last but not least, Shotzi spins the wheel one last time for the NXT Women’s Championship! We find out what kind of match Shirai and Candice have after the break.
Tommaso Ciampa speaks.
“Week after week, I look around this place, and one thing has become abundantly clear. I don’t recognize NXT anymore.” The letters, the colors, those are the same, and the talent is still among the most talented in the world today. But the attitude and the culture, everyone walking around like they’re owed something, asking for opportunity. “Out with the old, in with the new. It’s my turn.” This isn’t a game, no one takes turns! If you’re hungry, you eat. Ciampa’s hungrier, he eats first. Ciampa says everyone wants to blame someone else for what they don’t have. “Different locations, different voices, same message. Brass ring, glass ceiling, ‘they’re holding down my talent, I’m great!'” Maybe this tweet or this post will get them buzz.
Ciampa’s heard it all before. And he knows this much: Ciampa was never handed anything! He never asked for an opportunity. He was simply undeniable. “The greatest sports entertainer of all time, and for a very, very long time, Tommaso Ciampa was NXT.” Fate took that away from him, but he’s going to take it back. “Velveteen Dream, this all begins with you. A 25-year-old prodigy, oozing It Factor, who can’t seem to get out of his own damn way. How does that old saying go? Hit me with a cast once, shame on you. Hit me with a cast twice, you’re a dead man.” Will the Dream die when #NoOneWillSurvive?
Candice LeRae heads to the ring.
The Poison Pixie is out first, being the Sally to Johnny’s Jack Skellington. But will Shirai make sure she’s in literal stitches after tonight? Speaking of, POPPY is back for a special performance as part of Shirai’s entrance! Poppy’s dressed up, too, cosplaying as Sayaka Igarashi of Kakeguri, it seems. But of course, it’s time to spin the wheel! And we land on… TLS, Tables, Ladders and SCARES, oh my!
NXT Women’s Championship TLS Match: Io Shirai VS Candice LeRae!
The bell rings, Candice swings on Shirai but Shirai ducks to FLAPJACK Candice down! Candice bails out fast, Shirai builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit into the “graveyard!” Shirai catches her breath and looks under the ring. Just as the ref finally straps the belt to the hook, Shirai brings out a ladder! Candice pushes Shirai into the apron, brings her up and throws her into barriers! Candice goes looking under the ring and brings out a TABLE! But what is that in the pillowcase stuck to it? Candice grabs the back, pours it out, and it’s BODY PARTS?! Oh, prop parts, but still! That scared Candice for a second. Shirai grabs the fake arms and SLAPS Candice with them! And SPANKS her, too! Shirai then runs, but Candice drop toeholds Shirai onto the ladder!
Candice grabs another ladder, brings that out and SLAMS it down on Shirai! Then she stands that ladder up, CLUBS Shirai on the back and follows her around the way. Candice whips, Shirai reverses and POSTS Candice! Shirai makes sure her arms are okay before bringing Candice up. Candice hits back, whips but Shirai sends Candice over the desk! Shirai clears the desk off, stands on top of it, and drags Candice up to join her. Shirai suplexes but Candice fights back! Candice uses a monitor to SMACK Shirai! Shirai tumbles down, Candice brings out another ladder! Candice makes herself a ladder bridge between ring and desk, but Shirai has a chair. Shirai TOSSES it at Candice’s head! Shirai goes under the ladder and stomps Candice. That better not be bad luck.
Shirai runs and METEORAS Candice into the side of the steps! Shirai isn’t done, she goes around and brings out more chairs! Shirai puts the chairs in the ring, Candice crawls up behind her but gets a chair to the ribs! Shirai puts the chair in the ring, then keeps adding more! There are about half a dozen chairs in the ring, then Shirai suplexes Candice to the floor! Fans are thunderous as NXT goes picture in picture.
Shirai just keeps looking under the ring, but there’s nothing left for her on this side. She goes around the way, moves the fake body parts aside and sets up that table from before. Candice crawls up behind her again, and CLUBS Shirai on the back. There’s a chalk outline on the table! Candice RAMS Shirai into steel steps, but Shirai comes back to stomp Candice! And bump her off the steps! Shirai brings out a SECOND TABLE! Candice ROCKS Shirai with a haymaker, then another! Candice clubs Shirai, but Shirai FLAPJACKS Candice off the steps! Shirai throws Candice around, climbs up top, but Candice gets in the ring. Candice staggers up but Shirai missile dropkicks her down! Shirai Alabama lifts Candice for the AIR RAID CRASH!
Shirai goes back out, sets up the other table, and places it side by side with the other. Candice dropkicks Shirai down as NXT returns to single picture! Candice brings Shirai up, Shirai forearms but Candice returns it! They ROCK each other and the two fall over! Shirai crawls away and back to a ladder. Shirai picks it up, puts it in the ring, but Candice puts one in on her own. Shirai stands hers up first, but Candice climbs it! Shirai drags her down, Candice rocks Shirai back. They brawl, Shirai wheelbarrows, but into a FACEBUSTER! Candice stands her own ladder up in a corner. She brings Shirai away from her ladder, climbs it, but Shirai drags Candice back down. Shirai throws a SHOTEI! Candice goes down, Shirai arranges her chairs in a nice pile.
Shirai stomps Candice, drags her up and reels her in, underhooks but Candice resists! Shira still gets her up, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Shirai puts Candice on the chair pile, goes up top, and OVER THE MOONSAULTS onto chairs!! Candice moved and Shirai crashes onto chairs hard! Candice SMACKS Shirai on the back! And again! And again! Shirai flounders and writhes her way under the ladder. Candice stands the chair up, drags Shirai up and asks, “Remember this?! You did this to me!” Shirai does and she blocks the suplex! Shirai hits Candice, Candice waistlocks but Shirai spins around! Shirai suplexes Candice onto the chair!! History repeats itself! Candice is down in a heap and fans are fired up for “NXT! NXT!”
Shirai crawls to her ladder, climbs back up, but Candice anchors Shirai’s foot. Shirai kicks but Candice drags her down. Candice SLAPS Shirai, but Shirai just gets mad. Candice is against a ladder, Shirai runs in, the SHINKANSEN crashes into the ladder as Candice moves!! And then Shirai barely guards herself as the ladder falls on her! Candice is on the apron, she shoulders Shirai away. Shirai clutches the leg, Candice shakes out the arm. Candice climbs up a corner, Shirai SHOTEIS again! Shirai shoves her chairs away and brings her ladder around. Shirai sets some ladders up, climbs up to go after Candice, and then brings her up. Candice fights, the two hop down, so Shirai grabs a chair and catches a leg! FULL METAL DRAGON SCREW!!
Candice drops to the apron, her foot having been wrenched in that vice, but Shirai shows no mercy! Shirai runs to Tiger Feint! Candice ducks to SMACK Shirai with the chair! Both women are on the apron, MS. LERAE’S WILD RIDE through both tables!! Now the chalk outlines are for them! Fans are losing their minds as both women are down, “This is Awesome!” But GHOST FACE is back!? They put Candice in and help her to the ladder?! And UP the ladder! Ghost Face is following #TJGW! But SHOTZI gets in to counter this! Shotzi has Ghost Face in an Electric Chair, and DROPS them on the chair pile!! But Candice is still on top of the ladder! Candice rises slowly, but Shirai has her own ladder! Shirai sets up right next to Candice and intercepts her!
Shirai stops Candice from getting the belt, but Candice RAKES eyes! Shirai drops down, Candice reaches, but Shirai SHOVES the ladders over! Candice falls through the ladder bridge!! Even Shirai realizes that was scary! Shirai climbs back up and grabs the belt, Shirai wins!!
Winner: Io Shirai (still NXT Women’s Champion)
The Evil Genius survives that truly terrifying title match! Shirai sits atop the ladder, will anyone ever dethrone her from the top of the NXT Women’s Division? As for Candice LeRae, is she still in one piece?
This was an AWESOME episode! Opening not only with the North American Championship but having the live theme for Priest was great stuff. I was glad we got “Devil’s Playground,” because that name alone was reason to make it the stipulation. Of course it just turns out to be Falls Count Anywhere, but it turned into an awesome Falls Count Anywhere. I will say, I didn’t expect there to be someone to interfere, but I should have. Same goes for the INSANE (and honestly a bit scary) TLC match in the main event. And while it was Ghost Face each time, I bet it was two different people. Given how things have been going for the #TJGW story, Austin Theory had to be the one interfering in the North American Championship match, and then Indi Hartwell puts on her own Ghost Face costume to help Candice. I figured Gargano and Candice would split the results, so it works out that Gargano won his for some fresher match-ups for that title. And seriously, Candice fell through the ladder rather awkwardly so hopefully she’s okay.
For being a host, Shotzi didn’t do as much as I expected, but it seems costume changes take a lot of doing. She still got a great part in helping keep Candice from winning thanks to Ghost Face Indi. I feel like if Candice isn’t getting another shot at the title, she (and Indi) are going to spin off to go after Shotzi. If only Tegan Nox wasn’t actually hurt, she could come back and help Shotzi take on Candice and Indi. But after that awesome 1v1 of Rhea VS Raquel, I bet Rhea teams up with Shotzi again now that she’s gotten past another feud. Shotzi and Rhea are honestly a great combination given they’re both rockers. Escobar VS Atlas was good, but Escobar still needed El Legado to help him win, so that’s a little disappointing. I wonder if NXT is going to keep Escobar as champion long enough for him and Jordan Devlin to face off and crown our Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion.
We got a great little bit from Maverick and Dain with the costume references to the days of WCW, and it feels like Dain is starting to lighten up a little on Maverick. McAfee and his group had a great segment, because he is great on the mic talking trash, and because I did NOT see Dunne being the fourth man. But it makes sense that you get another hard hitter to fit in with Oney and Burch since Holland can’t be because of injury. And it also seems to add to my thinking that WarGames is the end result, since we’re talking 4v4, the Undisputed Era is involved, and Dunne has been a rival of theirs and even entered WarGames last year. That’s going to be a great moment when the UE regroups at 100% health and they get to give that dreaded announcement.
Ciampa issuing a warning to Dream was a great promo, and though it mainly sticks to kayfabe, I couldn’t help but feel that thin layer of meta given the real life issues Dream has been dealing with, and perhaps been creating for himself out of immaturity. But Ciampa VS Dream is going to be a great match. As will Ember VS Dakota, after Ember gave a good promo herself. Lumis VS Grimes was a great match, even with the cinematic portions. Regal was great, seeing Michael Hayes was great, and Grimes was perfect! But naturally, Lumis wins as he is the naturally scary character, and I wonder if Lumis will be the one moving up the ranks towards the NXT Championship. Finn Balor still has to recover, but I’m sure he’ll be fine. Balor VS Lumis will be an interesting route to take, too, as Lumis doesn’t really talk that much, but the match should be a bit more methodical and not so overly strong style like Balor VS O’Reilly ended up being.
My Score: 9.3/10
AJ’s IMPACT Wrestling Results & Review 4/15/21
AJ fills in to cover his first Impact full show in a hot minute! How does he feel about the product? How is everything building towards Rebellion?
Oh… Were you guys expecting to see Andrew’s IMPACT? No no… Much like Matt and Jeff, Matt showed he can work but they just liked Jeff more.
I’m kidding but, yes as Andrew has said in the last IMPACT review, I am taking over IMPACT duties for the foreseeable future. Jazz’s retirement speech along with a lot of other interesting things to come like Omega and Swann with a Press Conference and good amount of matches to come.
What will I think of IMPACT now that they have another “Phenomenal AJ” with them?
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
- TJP vs Josh Alexander – Josh Alexander wins via Butterfly Piledriver – *** ¼
- Crazzy Steve (w/ Decay) vs Karl Anderson (w/ Doc Gallows) – Karl Anderson wins via Spinebuster – ** ¾
- Pick Your Poison: Brian Myers vs Jake Something- Myers wins via Roster Cut – **
- Pick Your Poison: Matt Cardona vs Sami Callihan- Sami Callihan wins via Package Piledriver – ** ¾
TJP vs Josh Alexander
Both men showing more of the technical side of them instead of the X Division we are used to seeing throughout the years but the two are using a good amount of speed against each other, picking up in the later part of the match up. They go to different styles rapidly from technical, to agility, strength and striking too around the end.
Every time TJP goes for an Armbreaker or his signature Octopus, Josh scouts it and gets into an Ankle Lock. TJP also has the move caught and transitions into an STS. TJP goes for a Mamba Splash but it keeps getting countered into the Ankle Lock again. TJP yet again reverses it into an Arm Bar and Josh Alexander realizes that he has to win with something else and breaks the Armbreaker with a Powerbomb and hits a Double Underhook Piledriver to finish off TJP this matchup.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
A short promo airs for “Let’s Get Wilde”, showing that Taylor Wilde is returning fairly soon to IMPACT Wrestling.
Crazzy Steve vs Karl Anderson
Karl Anderson gets the advantage very early on, sneak attacking and beating down Steve, even during the break. With every single dirty trick, Crazzy Steve can’t seem to get any form of offense until Karl’s hubris gets in his way. Steve actually getting some fast paced offense going until Gallows interferes enough times for the win.
Was a good match, making sure that the Bullet Club reigns supreme on two shows. That and usually a Pair of Aces is a good way to win as well.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
We get to the Swing Plaza and some odds when it comes to the X Division Championship Match at Rebellion. Ace saying he’s the best more a less, TJP actually saying he’s got a good amount of wins against both of them and Josh… getting the math from his friend Little Petey Pump on his three-way chance at Rebellion.
Eddie cuts a promo against Violent By Design with Willie Mack in tow. After Eddie comes with a declaration of war, VBD comes down and tells Eddie that he just wants his beating and says he had nothing to do with beating up Tommy Dreamer at Hardcore Justice. Violent By Design comes to the ropes after Eddie says let’s fight as James Storm and Chris Sabin runs down to even up the odds and challenges them to an Eight Man Tag Team match up for Rebellion.
Before we get Jazz’s Retirement speech, Deanna Purazzo is walking to the ring with Su…san and catches Scott D’More. Scott tells her to not ruin her moment in the ring before cutting to commercial.
Jazz comes out for her retirement speech and says Deanna and Jordynn are the present and future of Women’s Wrestling. After Jazz gives her heart felt speech, Fire n Flava comes out to interrupt and tells them that they don’t care and good riddance until… per Scott D’More and since Jazz never said I’m retired… WE HAVE A TAG TEAM MATCH!
For it being Impromptu, it was still a great feel good moment. Jazz got to go out on top with a Falcon Arrow variant and now official retires after her match. Everyone comes out from the locker room to give their support and love for Jazz.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 16, 2021
After the break, Scott tells Fire n Flava that they have to face Jordynn and Jazz for the Tag Titles at Rebellion. They storm off upset but Jazz and Jordynn show up and Jazz says she appreciates it but, she is a woman of her word and will be retired but… she will get a substitute for Jordynn for the match.
Pick your Poison starts for Cardona and Myers as they pick each other’s opponent tonight. Myers is in the ring first and Cardona picks Jake Something.
Brian Myers vs Jake Something
Jake takes it to Myers really on, out powering and out muscling Myers before Myers powders out and runs away from Jake in order to bait him into a Roster Cut for the win.
After the match, Myers says that it’s hard to see with the eyepatch but it’s harder to see in the dark as Myers picks Sami Callihan to face Matt Cardona.
Matt Cardona vs Sami Callihan
Sami jumps Cardona early on before the bell and once we get started, Cardona hits a Rough Ry… Leg Lariat. He hit’s a leg lariat for the two count. Both men striking hard and beating each other down, in and outside of the ring, mistakes are what changes things from both men where Sami takes too much time and Cardona gets too angry and gets sloppy in his moves. No matter what, neither men can get an advantage until Cardona gets his adrenaline pumping, hitting Radio Silence to Sami but kicks out.
After some counters to take Matt Cardona’s cheap tactics by Sami Callihan to get the upper hand and the win, thumb in the eye of Cardona and into a Package Piledriver.
Aftermath: Sami tells Trey Miguel to come out and talk to him. Trey has a chip on his shoulder and tells Sami that he wants nothing to do with him. Sami tries to tell Trey that he is proud of Trey for taking the opportunity at Hardcore Justice because Sami was the one to take out Tommy Dreamer in the main event and that’s where Trey goes to attack Sami but you do not mess with a dangerous man, especially one that uses a chair to prove a point. Sami dismantles Trey with the chair but Trey keeps standing after the beatdown.
FinJuice has a promo against The Good Brothers saying that they are going to prove that they are the best and better than what the Good Brothers say they are.
The press conference begins and Kenny Omega is…. late it seems as the questions start for Rich Swann, if he can handle the challenge and answers the best way I could think. As they ask the questions about being Champion for both companies and their commitments that will happen and make sure there is a definitive winner, Kenny finally shows up and the questions for them begin. Don gets questioned about his loyalty to IMPACT and his devotion to Kenny Omega and if there will be a backlash for it and Callis gets sick of his only question as he praises Omega again so he can talk. Kenny Omega speaks on how he is used to this type of thing, big match, dress to impress and then starts to insult Rich Swann, saying he’s not on his level and he doesn’t belong on this platform.
He says this is the last time he will be cordial, that the next time he sees Rich is in the ring and goes to shake his hand… but paint brushes him instead as a fight closes out the show.
Now… I do love IMPACT. I really do and enjoyed a lot of the moments in the night, from Cardona and Myers trying to outwit each other, the VBD vs IMPACT Soldiers to get a match at Rebellion all the way to Callihan and Trey’s confrontation. All of this will play out perfectly as the set up for Rebellion’s card on the 25th. Bound to see some great matches and this is my first time giving my opinions and thoughts on IMPACT on this platform and we might even get more as they added Trey vs Sami in a Last Man Standing Match, Jordynn Grace and a Mystery Partner against Fire n Flava along with Violent By Design against the IMPACT faithful.
All of that being said however, am I the only one that really and truly… not giving even a modicum of care about the Title vs Title Match for Rebellion? It’s going to be Kenny. All fingers point to Kenny. They even said there is going to be an All Elite Wrestling Referee there to make sure it’s a definite match. They are making it seem like Rich is just so insignificant on his own show that he is representing as their Undisputed World Champion. I know I usually don’t get on my soap box during reviews but I can say without a shadow of a doubt… I really don’t care about this match and I know I’m going to cover it in two Sundays. Try to impress me. Make me give a damn about this match IMPACT. You have a week.
Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (4/15/21)
The Gallus boys are back!
A huge grudge match headlines NXT UK!
After betraying the Bhangra Badboy during their NXT UK Tag Team title match, Kenny Williams will have to face Amir Jordan’s wrath!
- Nathan Frazer VS Saxon Huxley; Frazer wins.
- Emilia McKenzie VS Isla Dawn; Dawn wins.
- Jack Starz w/ Piper Niven VS Ashton Smith; Starz wins.
- Kenny Williams VS Amir Jordan; Williams wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Nathan Frazer VS Saxon Huxley!
The British Prodigy is building his legacy, but now he runs into the Divine Beast of the Astral Plane! Will Frazer add Huxley to his legend? Or will he learn to walk away when he sees Huxley coming?
The bell rings and Frazer circles with Huxley. Frazer gets around to a waistlock, Huxley throws him away! They go again, Frazer dodges the boot and keeps moving. Frazer dodges again, CHOPS, but Huxley just growls! Frazer headlocks, Huxley powers up to back drop but Frazer makes that a sunset flip! Huxley stays up, drags Frazer up and tosses him to the corner! Frazer dodges again to CHOP again! Frazer keeps avoiding Huxley’s hands and headlocks again. Huxley powers up again to back suplex, but Frazer lands on his feet! Huxley blocks the single leg to gut wrench, but Frazer slips free, springboards, but into Huxley’s arms! BIG scoop slam!
Huxley runs and drops an elbow, only to miss! Frazer gets to a corner, Huxley huffs and puffs and catches Frazer again to RAM him into a corner! Frazer is stuck in the ropes, Huxley corner clotheslines from behind! Huxley drags Frazer out of the Tree of Woe just to STOMP him down! Frazer sputters, Huxley stomps him down more, then drags him up. Huxley runs with Frazer corner to corner and RAMS him into the buckles! Huxley drags Frazer while the BT Sports Studio boos, and he TOSSES Frazer! Huxley fires himself up, drags Frazer back up, and ROCKS him! Huxley puts Frazer in the corner, then TOSSES him again! But Frazer rolls to his feet and dropkicks Huxley’s leg out!
Frazer runs, but into a BOOT! Huxley drags Frazer around to dribble him off the mat! Huxley lets off to cover, TWO! Huxley drags Frazer up and scoops him, but Frazer escapes to dropkick! Huxley stays up, runs and drops the elbow! Huxley digs his knee in for the half camel clutch! Frazer endures, he moves around, and pries at the hold. Frazer slips out from under the knee, gets to his feet and throws body shots. Huxley CLUBS Frazer down, then STOMPS him for good measure! Huxley drags Frazer up by his hair, and CLUBS him with a crossface forearm! Frazer is in a daze as Huxley drags him back up. Huxley lifts, heads for a corner, but Frazer blocks with his feet!
Frazer fights with fists and pushes off the corner for a crossbody! Frazer tumbles off the cover and both men slowly rise. Frazer runs and RAMS Huxley! Huxley stays up, Frazer keeps trying, then he ducks and dodges to RAM Huxley out of the ring! BT Sports Studio fires up as Frazer grits his teeth. Frazer builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and both men crash into barriers! The ref checks on Huxley, he’s somehow still alright, but Frazer has the mad eyes now! Frazer hauls Huxley up but Huxley throws him into the ring. Huxley storms in, Frazer gets around his clothesline but Huxley blocks the suplex.
Huxley suplex Frazer, but Frazer slips out to duck and QUEBRADA, to the ELBOW DROP DDT! Frazer goes right up top, aims, leaps and missile dropkicks Huxley back down! Frazer returns to the top rope, FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Frazer wins!!
Winner: Nathan Frazer, by pinfall
That was definitely a big win for the young legend! Will Frazer only win bigger matches from here on?
NXT UK Media interviews Noam Dar and Sha Samuels.
How is Dar feeling after his loss at NXT UK Prelude? Sha asks, “How do you think he feels?!” It winds Sha up, gets on his nerves, that Dar works so hard every single day to make sure this brand is at the TOP of the WWE! And Tyler Bate and his “old man,” Trent Seven, just get handed things on a silver platter! Dar has Sha calm down, and says those boys play checkers, but he and Sha play chess. Dar has friends in high places, and he has guaranteed himself and Sha a tag team match with Moustache Mountain! Sha likes that, and Dar says they’ll see those dafties next week. EEEEAST!!
NXT UK presents an all new Supernova Sessions!
“Hello, hello, hello! Hear me now, live from the moon,” Dar welcomes us back to his show. Now they say two is better than one, and usually Dar is a one man team. But as we heard, Dar and Sha will team up to make tag team history as they knock Seven & Bate off the tag team mountain! Now, all the way from Scotland, it’s GALLUS! Wolfgang, Mark & Joe Coffey walk out and they take the couch. Dar tries to say that’s his seat but he can’t get Gallus to go to the chairs. Dar tries to sit on the arm, but Gallus tells him no, there’s chairs over there. Dar sighs as he has to sit in the “guest” section, and then tries to get comfy.
Dar says Gallus is looking fantastic and fresh! Where did they go on holiday? And more importantly, what gift did they bring back for him? Mark tells Dar it wasn’t a holiday. It was time to train and refocus. They worked in the morning, had a drink in the afternoon, and didn’t “break any rules.” Gallus is held to a higher standard than any team here, so they picked themselves up and got going again. Dar likes that. How is Wolfie feeling? Well he’s been away, focusing on controlling his temper, and not let anyone get under his skins. Well said. Is Joe okay, though? That wing alright? Joe’s been kinda quiet. Joe says he’s had time to reflect. The next thing he wants to do is another go on the pitch.
But out walks a surprise guest! Eddie Dennis is here! Dennis has a mic already and he throws their words at them: Gallus is “held to a higher standard,” but the only reason they had the NXT UK Tag Team Championships to lose to Pretty Deadly is because Joe got involved in their business! Dar says Dennis shouldn’t go there. Well, if Joe wants to go on a rampage, start with the one guy who he’s been avoiding since the start of this brand. Joe tells Dennis that if he wants a round, they can go next week! No, Dennis didn’t mean himself. It’s those lads. PRIMATE & T-BONE JUMP GALLUS! It’s a brawl between all six men, Dar staying far away!
Referees rush out to stop this, but that’s not that easy! Gallus chases off Dennis and his new pack of animals, Dar having fun while munching on breadsticks and sipping juice. Play the funky music! Gallus wants to be back on top, but is there a new trio of alpha males moving into their territory?
NXT UK Media catches up with Sam Gardwell.
“Don’t accost me, journo, I’m busy.” But Gradwell can’t get in the door because it’s locked. Dave Mastiff gets it for him and Gradwell gets on his case. Mastiff tells him to shut up, then slams the door shut to lock it again! Gradwell is furious and shouts, “I’m the Thunderstorm! I’m the season! Come back, yogurt!!” Will Gradwell’s big mouth continue to get him on people’s bad sides?
Moustache Mountain “quiz” each other.
“I am…” “Trent Seven. And I am…” “Tyler Bate!” And together, they are Moustache Mountain! For the very first time in a year, and in BT Sports Studio Arena! It’s unbelievable, really. Bate is going after the Heritage Cup as a singles competitor, but until then, they’re back as a tag team against Dar & Sha! The Big Strong Boy & the Artful Dodger are back in the BT Sports Studio Arena, but will it be another big win?
Emilia McKenzie VS Isla Dawn!
With Meiko Satomura on her side, #SuplexMillie got a win over the not-so-good witch of Scotland. But now, they go 1v1 to see if Millie can repeat the performance! Will Dawn turn her fortunes around like a tarot card on the table?
The bell rings and Millie ties right up with Dawn. They go around on the ropes and corners, and Dawn pushes Millie in. The ref counts, Dawn CHOPS Millie! Millie kicks low, headlocks and grinds. Dawn powers up, pulls hair but can’t power out as Millie grinds tighter! The ref reprimands as Dawn pulls hair again. Dawn throws body shots, powers out, but Millie arm-drags Dawn down! And again! Dawn blocks the third but Millie wrenches through to hit a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Dawn gets up but Millie seethes as she waistlocks. Dawn scrambles and hotshots Millie in the ropes! Dawn dropkicks Millie down to the corner!
Dawn grins as she brings Millie up to bump her off buckles. The ref counts as Dawn KICKS away on Millie in the corner! Dawn lets off, brings Millie out and SNAP SAIDOS! Dawn looms over Millie, stomps her down, then sits her up. Millie hits back, Dawn clubs her, and gets the fisherman hook. Millie cradle counters, just like last week! TWO, but Millie kicks low! Millie whips, Dawn reverses and KNEES Millie against ropes! Millie gasps and sputters, Dawn drags her up to CLUB her down! Cover, TWO! Dawn drags Millie up and underhooks the arms. Millie resists, but Dawn shifts to a STANDING BUTTERFLY LOCK! Millie endures, fights, and breaks the grip!
Millie CLUBS Dawn on the back, throws big forearms, but Dawn shoves her away. Millie comes back to dropkick a leg out! Millie keeps moving to BASEMENT UPPERCUT! Dawn flounders to a corner, Millie runs in but Dawn dodges. Millie slips out and Dawn hits buckles. Millie ROCKS Dawn, then uses the corner for a HANDSPRING SPEAR! Cover, TWO!! Millie is beside herself but Dawn grabs at her. Millie shrugs Dawn off, clubs her on the back, then waistlocks. Dawn elbows free, bumps Millie off buckles, and then runs corner to corner to KNEE her! Fisherman to the PERFECT PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Millie survives and Dawn’s furious!
Dawn looms over Millie, drags her up and Millie shoulders into her! Millie pump handles for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO!! Dawn survives again and Millie is seething! Millie glares at Dawn, pushes her around, and waistlocks again. Dawn drops and victory rolls, TWO! Millie SHOTGUN dropkicks Dawn to a corner! Then Millie runs in to RAM Dawn! Millie fires off shoulders, fires off haymakers, but the ref backs her up. Millie spins around him, but Dawn ROUNDHOUSES Millie first! Millie staggers into Dawn’s HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bridging cover, Dawn wins!!
Winner: Isla Dawn, by pinfall
The SORCERESS of Scotland redeems herself! Will Dawn only get darker before she has her chance at the championship?
Jinny and Joseph Conners speak.
The Spoiled Princess tells “Dani Luna, sweetheart, I know what you’re capable of. You’re one of the strongest girls in this division, if not the strongest. But you walk around with your ugly, miserable looking face and you act like you don’t even want to be here. But in reality, you don’t deserve to be here. You’re a small fish in a big pond, who wears the same dirty outfit to the ring every time. And next week, when you step into the ring with the Fashionista, you’re just gonna end up another fashion victim.” Will Jinny show the punk rock powerhouse the pecking order of NXT UK?
After the brawl we saw earlier, Eddie Dennis VS Joey Coffey is happening next week! Will the Welsh Dragon dethrone the Iron King or be slain instead?
NXT UK shares footage from backstage last week.
After Aoife Valkyrie’s message to Meiko Satomura, the Final Boss finds her again. “I know what this means. I accept.” The black feather is returned to Aoife, and now the Best in the World will battle the winged warrior! Will Meiko be used as the updraft to raise Valkyrie to the next level?
Jack Starz w/ Piper Niven VS Ashton Smith!
Training with Piper Niven has unleashed the fire inside Starz! But will that fire be quickly put out by The Prestige?
The bell rings and Starz circles with Smith. They tie up, Starz goes for a leg but Smith blocks. Smith tosses Starz off but Starz gets back up to go again. Starz and Smith tie up, Smith turns Starz to waistlock but Starz reaches to headlock. Smith thrashes Starz around, but Starz pries free to roll and get the leg! Starz is after an ankle lock but Smith boots him away. Starz comes back, clinches and whips Smith but Smith runs him over! Starz gets to a corner to cool off, and comes back to circle with Smith. They tie up again, Smith has a cording hold and then wrenches to a wristlock. Starz fights up, rolls, handsprings and breaks free to dropkick! And dropkick again!
Smith stays up but Starz whips. Smith reverses and reels Starz in for a standing fireman’s carry takeover! Smith clamps onto the arm again, Starz endures and fights up. Piper coaches Starz but Smith wrenches again. Smith reels Starz in to RAM shoulders! Smith sits Starz up, brings him around, and wrenches again. Smith whips but Starz uses that to roll Smith up, TWO!! Starz runs back in but into a BIG knee from Smith! Smith drags Starz up, whips him to a corner hard, then CLOBBERS him on the rebound! Cover, TWO!! Starz survives and Piper coaches him up. Smith gets Starz up to CLUB him back down!
Starz writhes, Smith drags him back up, and Smith shoves Starz to ROCK him with a body shot! Starz falls to his knees, Smith waistlocks and dead lifts to a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Starz survives and Piper coaches him as BT Sports Studio rallies. Smith gets Starz up to EuroUpper! Smith scoops Starz to military press and SLAM him! Cover, TWO!! Starz survives again and Smith drags him up again. Starz throws heavy body shots, then EuroUppers of his own! Smith shoves, whips but Starz goes up and elbows back! Starz goes up again to leap, but into Smith’s arms! Smith pops Starz up to a suplex, but Starz fights free! Starz EuroUppers, but leaps into a catch!
Smith catapults Starz up and out of the ring! Starz crashes down and Piper looks concerned. Piper checks on Starz, coaches him up again as the ring count climbs. Smith dares Starz to get in, and Starz is in at 5 of 10! Smith brings Starz up to ROCK him with a EuroUpper! Smith stalks behind Starz at the ropes but Piper coaches him. Smith stands on Starz’s hand, brings him up and ROCKS him with another EuroUpper! Piper tells Starz to get that fire going, show that he isn’t just going to take this! Starz gives the EuroUppers back! Starz runs and rallies with big shoulder tackles and a BACK DROP! Starz reels Smith in, hooks al eg, but Smith fights the suplex off.
Smith turns Starz, back suplexes but Starz lands on his feet! Things speed up, Starz slips out of Blue Thunder to roll up DEEP! Starz wins!!!
Winner: Jack Starz, by pinfall
Smith is shocked, but three is three! Starz gets his very first singles win in NXT UK! Piper is so happy for him, and says she knew he could do it! Will Starz build on this momentum to be an even bigger star?
Kenny Williams VS Amir Jordan!
Two years ago, as this brand began, so did a friendship between these two young superstars. They trained together, struggled together, won and loss together, and supported each other when the other was injured. But as times got tough, something started to sour. When they disagreed on how to win, that was the last straw, and The Chancer cheated his tag partner out of the titles! A promise broken, a tag team broken, a friendship broken. But now, as these two face each other as enemies, will one of them be left broken in the ring?
The bell rings and Williams rushes Jordan but Jordan dodges to clothesline him first! Jordan rallies with more lariats, throws his scarf off and fires hands on Williams in a corner! The ref backs him off, Williams rushes Jordan again but Jordan punches him first! Jordan fires haymakers, whips Williams to ropes but Williams reverses, only for Jordan to CROSSBODY! Jordan rains down furious fists, but Williams gets away to the outside. Jordan chases him, but Williams baits him into a knee on the apron! Williams runs, Jordan dodges the dropkick to KICK Williams down! Jordan bumps Williams off apron, then CLUBS him around the way.
Jordan bumps Williams off apron again, but won’t let him get away yet! Williams knees back low and hard, and whips Jordan at steps. Jordan stops himself, then dodges as Williams rushes back in! Williams crashes into and over the steps! Jordan stomps Williams down, gets in the ring, and watches Williams on the outside. Williams gets in the ring, begs for mercy and says he’s hurt, but Jordan knows not to trust that! Williams swings on Jordan, Jordan blocks and LARIATS! BT Sports Studio fires up, Jordan runs in to SPLASH Williams in a corner! Jordan whips, Williams reverses but Jordan comes back to LEAPING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Williams bails out but Jordan pursues. Williams stays away, tries a sweep but Jordan kicks him back. Jordan WRECKS Williams with a dropkick! Jordan puts Williams back in, shoulders but into a KICK! Williams scowls as he climbs the corner just to KICK away on Jordan’s hand! Williams runs to WRECK Jordan with a dropkick in return! Jordan writhes, Williams paces about, and he goes out at 5 of 10 to get Jordan up. Jordan hits back, Williams CLUBS Jordan, then tears the tape away from the shoulders. Williams CLUBS Jordan more, then puts him in the ring. Cover, TWO! Williams CHOPS Jordan on the back, and brings him up to ROCK him!
Jordan ends up in a corner, Williams snapmares and scrapes Jordan’s face! Cover, TWO! Williams seethes, clamps onto Jordan’s arm, and KNOCKS him down with a straddle attack. Williams clamps onto one arm, pushes Jordan’s head down, and puts so much pressure on that bad arm! Williams steps over, mule kicks Jordan in the head while pulling on the arm. Jordan endures so Williams rolls back to armbar! Williams stomps away on Jordan’s head, then shifts to a cover, TWO! Jordan is still in this but Williams seethes more. Williams brings Jordan up but Jordan body shots. Williams headbutts low, whips Jordan to ropes, but Jordan sunset flips! TWO, and Williams CLOBBERS Jordan! Cover, TWO!!
Williams smirks as he clamps onto Jordan, stomps him down, and then drags him up to throw clubbing crossface forearms! Williams covers again, TWO! Jordan hasn’t given up yet! Williams is annoyed, but Jordan throws body shots and haymakers in return! Jordan CHOPS, throws more hands, then reels Williams in. Williams NORTHERN LIGHTS, then rolls back to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Jordan grits his teeth, Williams starts to lose his cool, and he CLAWS Jordan’s back. Williams “apologizes” to the ref, then brings Jordan up to snapmare and dig his knee into the back. Williams clamps onto the arm, grinds the shoulder and stands on Williams’ head!
Jordan endures, Williams pulls Jordan’s arms into a straitjacket! Jordan endures, even as Williams pulls him back against a knee. Jordan fights up, turns things around, but Williams kicks low. Williams bumps Jordan off buckles, throws forearms, but Jordan kicks low! Williams rams into Jordan, hoists him up top, then ROCKS him with a slapping palm strike! Williams climbs up to get Jordan, but Jordan resists! Jordan fires body shots back, then GOURD BUSTERS Williams to the mat! Jordan adjusts as Williams staggers up, and Jordan missile dropkicks! Williams tumbles all the way to a corner and Jordan runs in to fire off!
Jordan uppercuts, runs and hits a NECKBREAKER! Williams staggers up, swings but into Jordan’s EDGE-O-MATIC! Cover, TWO!! Jordan hurries to a corner, climbs up top, and SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Williams still lives and shocks Jordan! Williams crawls to a corner, Jordan stalks him and Electric Chair lifts! Williams fights that, slips off, hurdles over and table top sunset flips, TWO! Jordan jackknife to a prawn hold, TWO!! ENZIGURI! Williams wobbles, yoyos, and #LETSKILLIT LARIATS Jordan down! Both men are down and BT Sports Studio is fired up as a standing count begins! Williams sits up first, kicks at Jordan, and stands on his hand.
Jordan sits up to kick Williams away! Jordan throws haymakers but Williams throws body shots back! Williams ROCKS Jordan, and DOUBLE CHOPS! Jordan boots but it’s blocked! Williams wheelbarrows for a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Jordan survives again and Williams is beside himself! Williams gets up, goes to a corner, and starts undoing the padding on the crossbar? The ref stops him there, but Williams just goes to a different corner! Jordan rolls Williams up first, TWO!! Williams hurries up, Jordan gets him, waistlock but they end up heading for the ref!
Jordan knows what’s coming! Jordan gets away from the low blow mule kick, to SUPERKICK in return! Cover, TWO!?! Williams survives and Jordan is frustrated! BT Sports Studio slowly builds to a rally, Williams drags himself to a corner, and Jordan storms over. Williams boots him away, then gets him in a clinch to RAM him into the second buckle! It was just loose enough for Jordan to hit the steel behind the padding! Williams hits a HEADLOCK DRIVER!! Cover, Williams wins!!
Winner: Kenny Williams, by pinfall
The Chancer took a chance and it paid off! He gets away with another one, and has a big smile on his face over what he just did to his former friend. “Luck is all I need!” Will Williams leave the Bhangra Boy behind as he goes for his own glory and gold?
A pretty good episode for following Prelude and WrestleMania Week. All singles matches tonight but we got a very good tag match set up for next week. Dar & Sha VS Moustache Mountain is going to be great, and I have a feeling Moustache Mountain wins so that Bate can continue strong into the Heritage Cup match. Otherwise, I think Seven loses the match for them so that Dar & Sha can build themselves in the UK Tag Division while not costing Bate. Supernova Sessions was fun, with Gallus taking the couch and Dar unable to do anything about it. Gallus taking on Dennis, T-Bone and Primate already sounds like a lot of fun, and starting with Joe Coffey VS Dennis is a good call.
Frazer VS Huxley was a great opening match, Frazer winning was natural since he is that good and is building up. McKenzie VS Dawn was good, though I’m not sure the point of it other than to keep Dawn strong with her new Heel persona. Meiko responding to Aoife was good, and that match will be great, but I do feel like Meiko could put Aoife over so that Aoife can start to chase Kay Lee Ray and the title now. Jinny starting a thing with Dani Luna is interesting, but it will be good for Dani to get reps with someone as experienced as Jinny. Starz VS Smith was a great match, especially for Starz since he won. Not sure where he and Piper are heading, but it’s fun for Piper to be a coach now while the UK title is still tangled with KLR.
That quick interaction with Gradwell and Mastiff was good, because Mastiff is just shrugging Gradwell off as opposed to letting him get under his skin. That match is going to be great as a fight of “proper British heavyweights,” and could be a chance for Gradwell to get a big win. Jordan VS Williams was great stuff, great amount of story given their history. Two years sure flies, huh? I forgot it had been that long. Williams winning with sneaky tactics was perfect for him, as he is now able to go into the Heritage Cup Division, where A-Kid the current champion is a Face. A-Kid could win, or he could lose to Bate and it’d still be alright, Bate could be a strong Face against Williams, too.
My Score: 8.3/10
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