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Mitchell’s NJPW WTL x BOSJ Results & Report! (11/16/20)

World Tag League stands alone!

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NJPW focuses on World Tag League for today!

NJPW may be running two tournaments at once, but even they know 10 matches every day would be a lot! So for day two, it’s JUST World Tag League! Will the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions keep on winning?

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.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • World Tag League 2020: Guerrillas of Destiny VS Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens; Guerrillas of Destiny win.
  • World Tag League 2020: YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto VS Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb; Hashi & Goto win.
  • World Tag League 2020: FinJuice VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi; Evil & Yujiro win.
  • World Tag League 2020: Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii VS SANADA & Shingo Takagi; Sanada & Takagi win.
  • World Tag League 2020: HenarACE VS Dangerous Tekkers; Dangerous Tekkers win.

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Here are the current World Tag League standings!

Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 1-0
The Empire: 1-0
The Dangerous Tekkers: 1-0
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: 1-0
FinJuice: 1-0
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens: 0-1
HenarACE: 0-1
SANADA & Shingo Takagi: 0-1
YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto: 0-1
Guerrillas of Destiny: 0-1

 

Guerrillas of Destiny w/ Jado VS Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens!

Bullet Club VS Bullet Club? Will this be okay? We saw how this stuff went in the G1 Climax. Will Bullet Club still (not) be fine?

Being that this is all Bullet Club, they all Low Sweet to show they’re still united. GOD and Jado do a second Low Sweet and Owens is a little confused. Owens looks to Fale, but turns around into Tama Tonga’s dropkick! The bell rings and the Good Bad Guy waits on the Crown Jewel. Owens is upset, they’re all Bullet Club so why would Tama do that? Tama apologizes and holds the ropes open for Owens. Fans cheer and Owens gets in the ring, but Tama jumps him from behind! Tama throws hands, Owens bails out and Owens is again upset. Jado has his kendo stick and Owens tells him to stay back. Tama slides out but Owens slides in. Owens is ready and he tackles Tama to rain down rights!

Tama turns things around to rain down rights but Owens turns things back. The ref reprimands as the two scrap and Tama gets the edge. Tama clubs Owens and throws body shots in the neutral corner. Tama also throws elbows, then he whips Owens corner to corner. Owens goes up and over and speeds things up. Tama hurdles but runs into Owens’ calf kick! Owens rains down angry rights but the ref pulls him away. Owens calms down, brings Tama up for a headlock punch! Jado protests but Owens brings Tama up. Tama throws Owens out, Loa leaps to ax handle! Fale protests but the ref keeps him back. Loa whips Owens into railing! Loa blames it on the camera crew. Owens gets up and Tama drags him through the ropes for a DDT! Cover, TWO!

Tama keeps on Owens with a chinlock then a cravat. Owens endures but Tama snapmares him down. Tag to Loa for the slingshot senton, then Tama adds his own! Loa covers, TWO! Loa keeps between Owens and Fale and stomps Owens down. Loa drags Owens up, carries him back into the GOD corner, and Tama tags in. The ref reprimands but he has to keep Fale back. GOD gets away with mugging Owens in the corner! Tama digs his heels into Owens’ head but lets up as the ref counts. Tama goes side to side to BOOT WASH! Fans rally and Fale goes after Jado, but Loa keeps Fale back. Tama covers Owens but the ref is too busy. The ref finally counts, ONE! Tama gets in the ref’s face about being distracted, but Owens body shots Tama!

Tama rakes Owens’ eyes, drags him over and puts him in the corner for body shots of his own! Tag to Loa and Loa brings Owens up to headbutt and stomp! Loa digs his boot in, the ref counts, Loa stops at 4. Owens hurries for his corner but Loa keeps him back, and uses a straddle hip drop to knock Owens down! Loa adds elbows but Owens body shots back! Owens gest up and throws forearms. Loa eggs Owens on, Owens CHOPS but Loa kicks low. Owens fires off a flurry but he swings into the backbreaker and COMPLETE SHOT! Into a CROSSFACE! Fale breaks it up! Fans cheer for Fale as he and Loa argue. Loa shoves Fale, Fale swipes at Loa! The ref has them stay back and Loa runs at Owens in the corner.

Owens boots Loa away but Loa grins. Loa runs in, but into a corner complete shot! Fans cheer as Owens rolls, hot tag to Fale! Fale drags Loa up but Loa throws forearms. Fale shakes those off but Loa keeps throwing more! BOth men roar, Loa runs but he can’t run Fale over! Loa tries again but still Fale doesn’t budge! Loa fires up, then he stomps Fale’s foot. Fale blocks the whip with size and strength to whip Loa to a corner then corner splash! Loa eggs Fale on but Fale fires off! Fale whips Loa out then into the same corner for a back elbow! Jado gets on the apron but Fale grabs his beard! Loa clubs away on Fale and then tags Tama. GOD mug Fale at the ropes, then they double whip. Fale runs through them both!

Fans fire up as Fale goes back and tags Owens! Owens runs and forearms Tama, then Fale runs in to corner splash! Fale rolls Tama for Owens’ SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Owens keeps his cool as he stalks Tama. Tama flounders around, Owens runs but no Jewel Trigger! Tama spins Owens around but Owens drops to victory roll! TWO, and Owens reels Tama in for an O’Conner Roll! TWO and Owens boots Loa! Loa LARIATS Owens! Fale runs Loa over! Fans cheer as Owens and Tama are alone in the ring. Tama turns around, sees Owens and rushes in but gets rolled up! Owens has the ropes but Jado pushes him over! Well, Jado is keeping Owens fair, sorta.

Tama jumps in but Owens denies Gun Stun! Owens reels Tama in but Tama back drops free! Tama leaps, misses Owens and almost hits the ref! Jado kendo stick SMACKS Owens in the distraction! SPINE BUSTER and SHARPSHOOTER! Owens endures and Loa keeps Fale out! Owens TAPS, GOD wins!

Winners: Guerrillas of Destiny, by submission; now 1-1, Fale & Owens are now 0-2

Tama and Loa rebound, but with plenty of help from Jado! Will Jay White be proud or disappointed in his Firing Squad for winning like this over their own?

 

YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto VS Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb!

The Head Hunter and Fierce Warrior couldn’t get back at the IWGP Heavyweight Champions but were very close. However, it wasn’t even close when The Dominator revealed “X” was the Hawaiian Hulk and they both dominated HenarACE! Will this be anything but competitive as The Empire continues to grow stronger?

The teams sort out and Cobb starts against Hashi. Fans cheer and rally as the two stare down. Cobb and Hashi approach, tie up, and Cobb shoves Hashi to a corner! Cobb smirks to dare Hashi to come back. Hashi gets up, fans rally up and Hashi ties up with Cobb. Cobb shoves Hashi to the corner again and shakes his head. Hashi throws forearms but Cobb doesn’t budge. Cobb eggs Hashi on and Hashi keeps throwing forearms, but then Cobb throws Hashi into the corner! Cobb stomps away, the ref counts, and Cobb lets off at 3. Cobb slaps Hashi around, egging him on mroe. Hashi fires up and fires forearms! Cobb ROCKS Hashi but Hashi hits back! And again! And again! Hashi isn’t backing down even though Cobb ROCKS him again!

Hashi throws forearms, body shots and CHOPS! Fans fire up with Hashi as he runs, dodges, but gets run over! Cobb tags in Khan and Khan DECKS Goto! Khan and Cobb bring Hashi up, and the Empire double whips Hashi corner to corner. Khan whips Cobb in but Hashi dodges the splash! Hashi CHOPS Khan, dropkicks Cobb down, and Goto returns so he and Khan can double whip Khan and run him over with double shoulders! Then the hip toss senton! Cover, TWO! Hashi stomps Khan, brings him up and throws forearms! Hashi CHOPS Khan to a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Khan reverses the whip but runs into boots! Hashi runs in but into a headlock takeover! ARM TRIANGLE! Cobb clobbers Goto while Hashi fades! Hashi gets a second wind but Khan cranks tighter!

Fans rally and Hashi kicks his way around, to the ropebreak! The ref counts, Khan leans all his weight on Hashi but lets go at 3. Khan drags Hashi up by his hair just to CLUB him down! Khan tags Cobb and Cobb takes his time looming over Hashi. Cobb brings Hashi up to headbutt him on the back! Cobb ROCKS Hashi with a right, scoops him and shows off his strength, to then hit a side backbreaker! And another! Cobb TOSSES Hashi aside as he stares Goto down. Fans rally for Hashi while the ref keeps Goto back. Tag to Khan and the Empire mugs Hashi in the corner. Khan digs his boots in, the ref reprimands but Khan gives one last jam before letting off. Khan sucker punches Goto before dragging Hashi up. Hashi forearms and CHOPS back! But Khan Mongolian CHOPS Hashi down!

Khan drags Hashi up, bumps him off buckles, and holds him in by sitting on him! The ref counts, Khan stands up, but then sits back down! Khan grabs the arms for the inverted motorcycle stretch! The ref counts, Khan lets off at 3, but fans rally with their clapping, “YO-SHI, HA-SHI!” Tag to Cobb and Cobb slaps Hashi around. Hashi hits back with elbows and body shots, but Cobb CLUBS Hashi down! Cobb mocks Goto then drags Hashi up. Cobb fireman’s carries but Hashi fights out! Hashi waistlocks but Cobb elbows free. Hashi spinning mule kicks Cobb back! Fans fire up as Hashi crawls, hot tag to Goto! Goto DECKS Khan for earlier, then runs and clotheslines Cobb! Cobb stays up so Goto throws forearms! Cobb throws them back and fans fire up as the two men brawl back and forth!

Goto gets the edge, but Cobb knees low! Cobb whips Goto corner to corner but Goto reverses, to then corner clothesline! Goto holds on to BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Cobb resists the fireman’s carry lift, but Goto still gets him up! But Cobb slips off, knees low and tags Khan. Khan drags Goto up, whips him corner to corner, then follows up with a clothesline to the back! Khan hoists Goto up top backwards, then Mongolian CHOPS Goto into a Tree of Woe! Khan digs his boot into Goto’s face! The ref counts, Khan jams Goto at 3. Khan goes corner to corner to then run back in, sliding BOOT! Goto falls out of the Tree and Khan covers, TWO! Goto survives and Khan grows frustrated. Khan drags Goto up but fans rally up. Goto CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS!

Khan fires up to Mongolian CHOP back! Khan drags Goto up for another! Goto wobbles, Khan brings him back up for a third Mongolian Chop! Khan runs, but Goto follows and LARIATS him down! Both men are down, Hashi DECKS Cobb! Hashi brings Khan up and he whips Khan to a corner! Hashi whips Goto in for MURAMASA! Hashi runs in to CHOP! Feed to a kick, then combine for GOTO HUNTER! Cover off the combo, but Cobb drags Goto up! Cobb kicks Hashi, knees Goto, and then gets them both for a DOUBLE CROTCH LIFT SUPLEX! Cobb’s strength continues to amaze! The Empire regroups, whips Goto corner to corner and Khan whips Cobb in for a big back elbow!

Cobb gut wrench TOSSES Goto and Khan drags Got up. Khan shows he can gut wrench suplex, too! Cover, but Hashi breaks it at the last second! Cobb throws Hashi out and Khan looms over Goto. Khan sits Goto up to dragon sleeper but Goto fights back! Goto spins things around but Khan uses the claw to get free! Khan lifts, Goto slips out and shoves Khan into Hashi’s SUPERKICK! Goto gets a sleeper hold, then rolls Khan to a cradle! Goto and Hashi win!!

Winners: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi by pinfall; now 1-1, The Empire is now 1-1

Chaos conquers The Empire!! They’ve brought Khan and Cobb down, but Khan stomps Goto out of the ring! The Dominator does not take losing lightly, but will this be the loss that keeps The Empire from winning it all?

 

FinJuice VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi w/ Dick Togo!

Juice Robinson and David Finlay continued where they left off in World Tag League, but they’re up against the underhanded King of Darkness and Tokyo Pimp! Will FinJuice taste Pimp Juice and find Everything Is Evil?

The teams sort out and after a Low Sweet, and after Juice puts his sunglasses away, Juice and Yujiro start. The fans rally up already as the two circle. Juice lunges in but Yujiro dodges and shoves Juice. Yujiro kicks low and headlocks but Juice throws body shots and powers out. Yujiro rams shoulders but Juice stays up. Yujiro tries again but still Juice doesn’t budge. Juice dares Yujiro to try again, but Yujiro kicks him low instead! Yujiro headlocks, Juice powers out and tags Finlay. Finlay scoops and slams Yujiro, then Juice scoop slams Finlay onto Yujiro! Juice keeps Evil away while Finlay covers, TWO! Finlay drags Yujiro up, wrenches an arm and wristlocks, tag to Juice. Juice climbs up and lets out a “WOO!” before he drops ax handles! Juice jogs around Yujiro then drags him up.

Tag to Finlay, Finlay climbs up and drops ax handles! Finlay double guns and Juice whips Yujiro. FinJuice double kick then double BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Finlay drags Yujiro up but Yujiro elbows. Finlay knees low then runs but Dick swipes at him! Finlay chases Dick but Evil clobbers him! Yujiro BOOTS Juice then Evil drags Finlay up to throw knees. Evil rakes Finlay’s eyes as he brings him around and RAMS him into the timekeeper’s area! Evil loves doing this to Abe for some reason. Then Evil drags Finlay away and puts him in the ring. Evil mocks the fans rallying while Yujiro drags Finlay up. Yujiro keeps Finlay from his corner with a scoop slam! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Yujiro tags Evil in. Bullet Club whips Finlay to ropes and double shoulders him over!

Yujiro runs to drop a leg, brother! Evil runs to drop a senton! Cover, TWO! Evil tries again, TWO! And again, TWO! Evil is frustrated but he keeps Finlay from Juice. Finlay throws body shots and forearms! And uppercuts! Evil whips Finlay into bare buckles! Yujiro threw the blue buckle pad away at some point! Tag to Yujiro and he taunts Finlay. Yujiro snapmares Finlay to then run and basement BOOT down! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Finlay reaches for Juice. Yujiro brings Finlay away to stomps and stomp! Yujiro slaps Finlay around but Finlay throws forearms and uppercuts! Yujiro knees low, fans rally harder as Yujiro back suplexes, and Finlay lands on his feet! Finlay dodges Yujiro, hot tag to Juice!

Juice rallies on Yujiro, scares off Evil and Dick, then goes back to JAB Yujiro! And JAB! JAB! Over and over and over, then he pumps up, but Yujiro ducks the Left Hand! Juice facelocks but Yujiro BITES the hand! Juice blocks the kick, gives a kick and still hits the DDT! Juice DECKS Evil off the apron then fires up. Juice runs corner to corner at Yujiro, big corner clothesline! And then a LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up but Evil gets in, only to get a high and hard back suplex! And a senton! Yujiro gets up but runs into a full nelson SLAM! Cover, TWO! Juice argues the count but fans clap along. Juice drags Yujiro up, fireman’s carries, spins around, but Yujiro rakes eyes! Yujiro slides off to throw forearms! Juice wobbles and Yujiro eggs him on. And then rakes his eyes!

Yujiro runs, blocks a boot and trips Juice, then hits a basement boot! Tag to Evil and Evil drags Juice up by his hair. Evil keeps Juice from Finlay but Juice elbows free! Hot tag to Finlay! Finlay rallies on Evil with forearms and uppercuts! Evil reverses the whip but Finlay leaping uppercuts! Evil bails out, Finlay PLANCHAS! Dick hurries away and Finlay puts Evil in the ring. Finlay runs corner to corner to uppercut! And then hops up and leaps to FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Finlay tags Juice back in, Juice whips Evil to pick up, UPPERCUT HART ATTACK! Jackknife cover but Yujiro breaks it! Finlay stomps Yujiro out and regroups with Juice. Tag to Finlay, Juice brings Evil up, but Yujiro drags Finlay up! Evil whips Juice into bare buckles!

Dick drags Juice out to throw hands! Then Dick distracts the ref as Yujiro chokes Finlay with the pimp cane! Evil JAMS Finlay with a chair! Juice trips Dick then JABS Evil! Yujiro kicks Juice but FinJuice DOUBLE FLAPJACK him down! Fans fire up as Juice drags Evil up. FinJuice tries again, SHOTGUN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO!! Evil survives but FinJuice coordinates another combo. Finlay brings Evil up to the top rope in one corner, Juice climbs up in the other. Finlay has Evil up top, but Yujiro trips Juice! Evil shoves Finlay down and Bullet Club regroups. Bullet Club whips Finlay, Finlay gets around to shove Evil into Yujiro! STUNNER on Evil! STUNNER on Yujiro! Dick gets in, he gets a STUNNER too!

Finlay slashes the throat and drags Evil up! Cravat and Sliced- No! Evil shoves Finlay at the ref then LOW BLOWS! EVERYTHING IS EVIL!! Cover, Bullet Club wins!!

Winners: Evil & Yujiro Takahashi, by pinfall; now 2-0, FinJuice is now 1-1

The King of Darkness and his dastardly tricks bring down the WTL 2019 winners! Will this year’s tournament belong to Bullet Club one way or another?

 

Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii VS SANADA & Shingo Takagi!

The provisional Mr. KOPW and the perennial Stone Pitbull managed to use Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens against each other quite literally to get their first win! Meanwhile, Cold Skull and The Dragon want to rebound from losing to traitorous Evil! Will it be a Skull End for Yano and Ishii already?

Yano hurries through the check and then demands Red Shoes hurry up with LIJ. LIJ take their time putting their fancy entrance attire aside, much like their leader would. Takagi tells Yano to stop his barking, but he lets Sanada start. Fans rally as Sanada stares coldly at Yano. Yano keeps talking a lot and then goes for a corner pad! Sanada stops that, whips Yano away but Yano reverses to finish his work! Sanada ducks the pad shot to dropkick the pad into Yano! Sanada gets the legs, Yano scrambles and gets the ropebreak! Sanada stomps Yano then wrenches the arm. Sanada whips, Yano holds the other ropes and then baits Sanada in. Yano dodges and rakes Sanada’s eyes, to then trip Sanada up.

Yano says here goes nothing, and he goes after Sanada’s limbs! Yano steals- Well, he tries to steal the Paradise Lock, but Yano has no idea how that thing works! Yano tries again but Sanada kicks him into bare buckles! Sanada shows Yano how to do the lock by putting Yano in it! Yano is stuck in Paradise but Ishii runs in to run Sanada over! Ishii and Takagi ram shoulders, then again and again! Takagi throws a forearm, runs and rams Ishii but Ishii comes back to ram Takagi! Takagi rebounds to run Ishii over then Sanada basement dropkicks Ishii out! Takagi has Red Shoes take a much closer look at Yano’s props, and Yano shouts to be let out of Paradise! Sanada grabs the buckle pad and brings it over to SMACK Yano out of Paradise! And out of the ring!

Takagi goes after Ishii on the outside while Sanada brings Yano up. Sanada whips, Yano reverses but Sanada stops himself from hitting railing. But he turns around into Yano’s pad SMACK! Ishii whips Takagi into railing while Yano… wraps Sanada up in the apron skirt?! Sanada is stuck as Yano gets away to the ring! The ring count is 15 as Sanada undoes the layers, and he gets in at 19.9!! Yano stomps Sanada down then whips him to the bare buckles! Tag to Ishii and Ishii drags Sanada up. Ishii CHOPS Sanada, then CHOPS him again! Ishii eggs Sanada on so Sanada CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! Ishii CHOPS and Sanada falls! Ishii eggs Takagi on but goes back to Sanada. Red Shoes keeps Takagi in the corner as Ishii headbutts Sanada.

Ishii bumps Sanada off buckles, tags Yano in and Yano eggs Takagi on? That’s not smart! Red Shoes stays in Takagi’s way and Yano bumps Sanada off the bare buckles! Yano stomps Sanada down then brings him up to hip toss! Cover, ONE as Takagi steps in and scares Yano off. Red Shoes has Takagi go back to the corner and Yano bumps Sanada off buckle pads. Ishii tags in and drags Sanada up. Ishii CLUBS Sanada on the back, then eggs him on. Sanada throws body shots but Ishii doesn’t flinch. Ishii headbutts Sanada then suplexes. Sanada resists and fans rally up, Sanada tries to suplex Ishii! Ishii resists, the two fight for suplex control, and Ishii gets Sanada up. Sanada slips out to waistlock but Ishii elbows him away. Ishii runs but Sanada dropkicks the legs out!

Fans fire up as Sanada heads for his corner! Hot tag to Takagi! Takagi tells Yano he’ll get his, but first blocks Ishii’s boot to clothesline! Ishii blocks the suplex but Takagi still gets him up. Yano clubs Takagi and they double whip him. Takagi sends Yano into Ishii, runs Yano over then spins Ishii all around to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! Takagi toys with Ishii and talks trash as he kicks. Ishii just gets mad. The two throw forearms back and forth and fans fire up as they pick up speed! Back and forth, forearm for forearm but Ishii ROCKS Takagi! Ishii runs but Takagi clotheslines at the rope! Takagi runs but Yano trips him! And hotshots him! Ishii GERMAN SUPLEXES! Takagi and Ishii are both down as fans cheer!

Ishii rises first and gives back those toying kicks. Takagi eggs Ishii on so Ishii kicks harder! Ishii runs, but Takagi blocks the boot to give elbows from all sides! Takagi runs but Ishii swats him away! Ishii runs into the elbow, JAB, but he ducks the lariat! Ishii waistlocks, ducks the elbow but so does Takagi! Ishii ROCKS Takagi but Takagi comes back with the LARIAT! Both men are down again and fans fire back up! Takagi tags in Sanada and Sanada drags Ishii up. Sanada whips Ishii corner to corner but Ishii reverses. Sanada elbows Ishii away, Quebrada but Ishii gets under! Sanada fireman’s carries and throws Ishii to the dragon sleeper!

Ishii fights out but gets caught again! Ishii slips around to suplex Sanada high and hard! Fans rally up and Ishii tags in Yano! Yano brings Sanada up, whips for the bare corner but Sanada stops himself. Sanada sends Yano into the buckles! ROLLING CRADLE! They go around and around and around and around and around… And around, to the cover! TWO!! Sanada and Yano are both dizzy but fans rally up! Sanada steadies himself, fireman’s carries Yano but Yano fights out. Sanada kicks but Yano grabs hair! Sanada knees low, runs, but into an atomic drop! Catapult at the bare buckles! Yano goes to low blow but Takagi stops that. Yano rakes eyes and whips Takagi but Takagi stops himself from hitting buckles. Takagi sends Yano into the buckles now!

Ishii returns but Takagi dodges him to feet to Sanada’s boot! Dropkick snap saido! LIJ goes after Yano with a double whip corner to corner! They back elbow, clothesline, boot and lariat, then MAGIC SCREW! Cover, TWO!! Yano survives but Sanada vows to end it! Sanada drags Yano into the dragon sleeper, but Yano turns that to a cradle! TWO, and Yano dodges to drag Sanada down again, M O U! TWO!! Sanada waistlocks, feelds Yano to Takagi’s elbow then rolls Yano up, TWO!! Yano staggers up, but into another waistlock! Yano standing switches, feeds to Ishii’s LARIAT, roll up, TWO!! Yano is mad, but he gets caught to O’Conner Roll with bridge!! LIJ wins!!

Winners: Sanada & Shingo Takagi, by pinfall; now 1-1, Ishii & Yano are now 1-1

LIJ had an answer for all of Yano’s tricks, and they rebound from the opening round! Will Sanada and Takagi be able to take the tournament the way Sanada took the G1 B Block?

 

HenarACE VS Dangerous Tekkers!

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Toa Henare could not withstand the assault of The Empire, and The Ace’s leg is a liability against his old foes. Will Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. make Tanahashi #JustTapOut? Or can Henare carry the load and get a win over the tag team champions?

At this moment, NJPW takes a moment with help from HenarAce to announce a charity donation for COVID relief. After that, the Tekkers make their entrance, HenarAce shows off their muscles, but Taichi shows off the dancing pecs. The teams sort out and ZSJ starts with Henare. Fans rally as the two circle and tie up. ZSJ gets around to waistlock and drag Henare down, but Henare gets up to turn things around. Henare has ZSJ on ropes and throws knees. ZSJ gets clear of the back hand, headlocks but Henare powers out. Henare dodges the boot, catches ZSJ’s leap for a SLAM! Fans fire up as Henare DECKS Taichi then tags Tanahashi in.

HenarAce double whips ZSJ and elbows him down! Tomahawk and elbow drop combo! Then the flex! Then the DOUBLE HALF CRAB! ZSJ endures, Taichi gets in but takes his time to CHOKE HenarAce! ZSJ is free, HenarAce kicks Taichi down and gives him the DOUBLE HALF CRAB! Red Shoes counts, they let Taichi go and Tanahashi focuses forearms on ZSJ. Tanahashi whips ZSJ corner to corner but ZSJ reverses and runs in, only for Tanahashi to elbow him away! Tanahashi leap sup to crossbody! Fans cheer as Tanahashi air guitars. Tanahashi eggs ZSJ on, runs but into a cheap shot from Taichi! ZSJ BOOTS Henare, then the Tekkers mug Tanahashi with the ENDLESS DRAGON SCREWS!

Tanahashi drops, Taichi drags him out and ZSJ goes after Henare! HenarAce is whipped into railing on opposite sides! Taichi puts Tanahashi’s leg up and over the railing to then bend it back! Red Shoes reprimands and counts, Taichi stops at 3. Tanahashi clutches the leg, but Taichi takes Milano’s chair from him! Taichi JAMS Tanahashi’s leg with it! Red Shoes takes the chair back and it is returned to Milano on commentary. Taichi chuckles as he looms over Tanahashi. A ring count starts as Taichi drags Tanahashi up by his hair. Tanahashi hobbles on the bad leg as the count reaches 10. The count reaches 15 but Taichi puts Tanahashi in at 17. ZSJ stands on the bad leg and digs his heel in! Then ZSJ wrenches the leg with a toehold!

Taichi adds on and the Tekkers stand on Tanahashi’s leg at the ropes. Tag to Taichi and he drags Tanahashi around by his leg. Taichi stomps the leg, then drops down on the leg in a deathlock! Tanahashi has the ropes, ZSJ stands on Tanahashi’s hand but Red Shoes reprimands. Taichi lets off and tags ZSJ in. ZSJ BOOTS Henare down and Taichi stomps Tanahashi. ZSJ twists Tanahashi’s bad leg all around then drops down on it! ZSJ has the toehold then spins through to get the butterfly deathlock! ZSJ mocks the air guitar and tags in Taichi. Taichi chokes Tanahashi but Red Shoes counts! ZSJ lets off and Taichi stops choking, but Taichi drags Tanahashi around to a Half Crab! Taichi also stomps Tanahashi’s head at the same time!

Tanahashi endures, Taichi steps all the way through to sit deep on the Crab! Fans rally and Tanahashi continues to endure. Tanahashi fights his way to the ropebreak! Red Shoes counts, Taichi lets go, and Tanahashi clutches the leg. Taichi kicks at Tanahashi, egging him on with trash talk. Taichi stomps the bad leg, Tanahashi gets mad and gets to his feet to throw forearms! Fans rally but Taichi KICKS the bad leg! Tanahashi falls but Taichi kicks again! Tanahashi catches it to DRAGON SCREW! ZSJ gets in to BOOT Henare down and then kick Tanahashi, but Tanahashi blocks that, too! Another DRAGON SCREW! The Tekkers are down, Tanahashi tags in Henare! Henare rallies on ZSJ, tanks Taichi’s boot to CHOP back!

Taichi reverses the whip but Henare dodges him to come back with a flying shoulder tackle! ZSJ leaps in, but Henare makes the guillotine into a suplex! Henare glares as he drags Taichi up. Taichi fights out of the fireman’s carry but Henare fights off the saido. Henare whips and clotheslines Taichi, then fireman’s carries to a running SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Henare keeps his focus as fans fire up. Henare aims from a corner and fires himself up with “OH! OH!” Taichi rises, Henare roars and runs in, but Taichi reakes his eyes! Henare ROCKS Taichi with a forearm, runs in but misses in the corner, GAMANGIRI from Taichi! Both men are down but fans rally up! Taichi and Henare stir, and Taichi gets to ropes. Henare heads that way but Taichi brings him up first.

Henare fights back but Taichi eggs him on. Henare throws more forearms, and he ROCKS Taichi! Taichi comes back to KICK, Henare forearms! Kick, forearm, kick! Henare eggs Taichi on and he even leans into the kick! Henare double CHOPS Taichi down! Fans fire up as Henare runs, but into a boot! Henare dodges Ax Bomber, double clotheslines collide! And again! Taichi flounders but Henare stays up! Henare runs, but Taichi boots! HAMMERHEADBUTT!! Henare and Taichi are both down, but Henare heads for his corner. ZSJ trips Tanahashi off the apron! And puts Tanahashi in an ANKLE LOCK! Henare still runs at Taichi but misses in the corner. ZSJ runs in to EuroUpper! Taichi mule kicks, ZSJ penalty kicks, Taichi BUZZSAWS! Cover, TWO!

Taichi is annoyed but fans rally up, and off come the pants! Taichi waits for Henare to stand, but Henare dodges the kick! Taichi resists the Urenage, ZSJ hops on for a sleeper! Henare rams ZSJ into buckles! Taichi Alabama lifts Henare but Tanahashi keeps ZSJ from adding on! Tanahashi kicks Taichi, ZSJ goes after Tanahashi but gets TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Taichi waistlocks, DANGEROUS- SLING BLADE! Tanahashi counters the saido and saves himself! Fans fire up as Henare rises and watches Taichi stir. Henare fires up, runs, LARIAT! Fans fire up more as Henare drags Taichi back up. Taichi resists the urenage and smothers Henare into a cobra twist! ZSJ goes after Tanahashi, takedown into a KNEEBAR!

HenarAce endure dual submissions, but Henare reaches and fights over to the ropebreak! Taichi lets Henare go and fans fire up more! On the outside, ZSJ whips but Tanahashi reverses and sends ZSJ into railing! Back in the ring, Taichi drags Henare up and reels him in. Henare resists the lift and powers Taichi away with a back drop! Both men are down again but fans rally back up. Taichi aims but the buzzsaw is caught! Henare elbows, Taichi ROUNDHOUSES! Henare HEEL KICKS! Taichi ENZIGURIS, but Henare is back up to POUNCE!! Fans fire up for Henare as he and Taichi stir. Henare sits up and Tanahashi returns. HenarAce drags Taichi up and coordinate, but ZSJ grabs Tanahsahi! Taichi fights out and kicks Henare down!

Taichi ROCKS Tanahashi, ZSJ scoops and Taichi SUPERKICKS! TENSHO ZACK DRIVER! ZSJ runs at Henare but the boot is blocked! Henare ELBOWS ZSJ down, but he swings into DANGEROUS SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!?! Henare survives and fans are thunderous! Taichi gets up, beside himself on how to put Henare away. Taichi fires up, aims from a corner and watches Henare rise. Henare again blocks the kick to lift Taichi! TOA BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Taichi survives but Henare fires up! Henare drags Taichi up as fans rally. ZSJ gets in but Henare ROCKS him with a right! Taichi spins Henare around, Alabama, ZACK MEPHISTO!! Cover, Dangerous Tekkers win!!

Winners: Dangerous Tekkers, by pinfall; now 2-0, HenarACE is now 0-2

The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions win again! Not just against Tanahashi but in World Tag League! ZSJ doesn’t even let Henare have an ice pack, he takes it away to give to Taichi. Will the Submission Master and the Sliest Wrestler in the World take everything this tournament has to offer?

ZSJ gets the mic and says, “Oi, cretins of Komatsu, did you enjoy that? Tag team champions in the main event, like we should be? Oi, Henare. Sorry, dick head.” But you’re not only looking at the tag champions, but the future winners of WTL 2020! “Oi, Taichi, talk to these morons in Japanese, eh?” Taichi takes the mic and asks where the hell are they, “I can hear all kinds of critters flying around.” He thought he was going crazy. This town needs to shut up. “This town is so backwards, convenience stores aren’t even open 24 hours.” Be grateful that your tag team champions are here. Though Taichi is managed commentary found their way here. Liger, go home.

As you all saw, there’s no way Taichi and Zack aren’t going to win the tournament, just like Zack said. There’s no way they aren’t going to be champions going into next year, either. No other team can win this league, no other team can win these belts. “Got that, you country bumpkins?” Will the bold predictions come true to make 2020 even more upsetting than before?

 

Here are the NEW World Tag League standings!

The Dangerous Tekkers: 2-0
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: 2-0
SANADA & Shingo Takagi: 1-1
Guerrillas of Destiny: 1-1
Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 1-1
YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto: 1-1
The Empire: 1-1
FinJuice: 1-1
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens: 0-2
HenarACE: 0-2


My Thoughts:

Not a bad continuation from yesterday’s really big start to both tournaments. All the matches were really good, but really just one surprising result in Hashi and Goto getting a win off The Empire. I really thought Khan and Cobb would dominate a bit longer, but perhaps this is NJPW taking the story between Okada and Ospreay to another level by including the factions. The Empire isn’t very big yet, and they only lost to a quick pinfall, so naturally them taking on Chaos isn’t going to be as easy as they’d think. Maybe The Empire gains another member, and then Khan, Cobb and the new guy take on the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Champions at WrestleKingdom.

I figured Guerrillas would beat Fale and Owens but I liked that there was some chippy play despite them both being Bullet Club. I’m still betting on a new Bullet Club Civil War that gets to play out because everyone is staying in NJPW, unlike when The Elite were basically out the door with their plans for AEW. I just wonder if GOD is Team White or Team EVIL. Yujiro has stated White is the best leader in his opinion, but teaming with Evil might be slowly changing his mind. Seeing that Bullet Club VS Bullet Club match in this tournament might tell a lot towards that story.

And as I said yesterday, I still think this could and should come down FinJuice and Dangerous Tekkers. FinJuice may have lost today but “Darkness Club” likes to cheat so it’s not like FinJuice looks weaker for the loss. Henare looked great in the match, as I figured yesterday since Tanahashi’s leg was attacked by The Empire, but Tekkers still won. It’d be big to be champions of both the division and the tournament. 2020 can still be historic for something good, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 1.27.2022

BULLET CLUB! HONOR NO MORE! Royal Rumble Mentions! IMPACT is really proving to be the real Forbidden Door. How does this craziness continue?

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BULLET CLUB! HONOR NO MORE! Royal Rumble Mentions! IMPACT is really proving to be the real Forbidden Door. How does this craziness continue?

This was their first show from the most recent tapings. We know the Guerrillas of Destiny will be here, Jay White is also supposed to be around…plus everything keeping Ring of Honor relevant we’ve got a lot to try and fit into two hours.

Any more crazy debuts, returns, or what have you? Let’s get to it!

Ratings:

  • Chris Bey vs Jake Something: Something wins via Into the Void – *** ¼
  • The Influence (Madison Rayne & Kaleb) vs The IInspiration: Cassie Lee wins via Code Red Cradle Counter – ***
  • Massive Cassidy vs The Learning Tree: Cassidy wins via BQE – N/A
  • Johnny Swinger vs Jonah: Jonah wins via Tsunami – N/A
  • Chris Sabin vs PCO: PCO wins via Bubba Bomb – *** ¼

 

Results:

We see they are still selling the D’lo is injured angle, so we get 205 Live flashbacks! Tom is on commentary with Matthew Rehwoldt!

Chris Bey vs Jake Something

Bey starts things off quickly but Jake puts a stop to that with a big right hand that dazes Bey. Bey powders, Jake follows, but it set up Bey to hit an Apron Tiger Feint. He goes for an Asai Moonsault, but Jake catches him and hits Snake Eyes on the apron. Bey bounces to the post, Jake charges and Bey moves to have Jake crash himself into the pole.

We get more of the clash of styles where Bey goes for a few quick shots or high flying haymakers, but Jake seems to return 3 or 4 of Bey’s moves just with one big power move.  There’s a tenacious spot with Bey clinging to Jake with the Rear Naked choke and refusing to let go regardless of being driven into the corner and even flat on the mat.

Jake powers through and manages to drop Bey to break the Sleeper. The action is quick and could go either way. Bey counters Jake’s corner spear, he counters Jake’s Blackhole Slam and we see a beautiful Spinning Heel Kick. Huricanrana, but Jake holds on and turns it into a Sitout Powerbomb. Bey keeps everything moving quickly, he baits Jake into the corner, goes to the top rope and Jake catches him out of mid-air. A small pause for the cause, and Jake creates the momentum for Into the Void himself.

Post-Match G.o.D. run down beat the hell out of Jake, Speedball Mike Bailey makes a save until Jay White comes down and Bailey sells the involvement hilariously. G.o.D. tell us exactly why they’re here and we all knew, Good Brothers gonna fall victim to the Firing Squad.

The Influence (Madison Rayne & Kaleb) vs The IInspiration

This is a little stupid but it keeps the story moving. The IInspiration missed the first title match because of covid stopping them from going to Hard to Kill. Now Tenille isn’t available for these tapings I guess, so this is a non-title match.

Madison starts off with Cassie and Madison gets out-wrestled. So Madison tags in Kaleb and Cassie immediately starts making a joke of the situation and Cassie feigns an old Jimmy tap. Cassie again out-wrestles Kaleb and tags in Jessie. Jessie and Kaleb have a weird moment where he pulls her up from a failed Sunset Flip and they have a pause where it almost looks like they’re gonna kiss or something.

The hiccup in the action gives The Influence and opening and a big Superkick from Kaleb connects on Cassie. Madison controls the match and tags in Kaleb. He comes off the middle rope Jerry Lawler style but Cassie counters the move with a Manhattan Drop. Then she retreats to the ropes, he charges, and crotches himself on the middle rope. Madison tags back in since Kaleb has been having issues.

Jessie hits the Shades of Kay which causes Madison to DDT Kaleb. After some shenanigans, a blind tag from Kaleb gives The Influence a close call. But a Code Red kind of counter to a Powerbomb gives Cassie the victory. Watching Kaleb and Madison throw tantrums over the loss is pretty hilarious.

AHH Gisele Shaw is the Quintessential Diva! She’s been on AXS TV before when she was Azteca during WOW from a few years ago. She’s been in the business for a while and isn’t terrible in the ring. I’m looking forward to her honestly.

Mickie holds a State of the Knockouts and it’s just a big hype session for the Royal Rumble, to help set the stage that Chelsea Green is still somewhat relevant in the title picture even though Tasha Steelz is the rightful number one contender. It was fine, but went a bit long.

We get about 10 seconds of Jordynne Grace defending the Digital Media title against Kiera Hogan, then she officially accepts Zack, erhm…Matt Cardona’s challenge. And Brian Myers adds like nine guys to the Learning Tree just to throw numbers at Massive Cassidy as he joins commentary.

Massive Cassidy vs The Learning Tree

Tom calls Zicky Dice “If the State of Florida were a person”; super accurate. This is a hilarious Squash match and the commentary makes it fantastic. BQE wins the match for Cassidy.

Brian Myers squares up to Cassidy, and Moose comes down to attack his next challenger. Morrissey fights them off mostly, gets buried under the Learning Tree and goes full Super Shredder but Moose cuts him in half with Lights Out! Myers is amused and Moose poses victorious and looking sharp as hell.

Johnny Swinger vs Jonah

Swingman gonna be a dead man. Jonah gonna take em to the morgue. We do see apparently Dan Lambert is in the crowd. So this could be a return of Dan Lambert to IMPACT. Yeah Tsunami wins, anyone surprised? Jonah tosses out Swinger and looks like he might do more damage, but Decay’s music hits and they seem to have an interest in Swinger. So Jonah allows them to have their fun and do what they will.

Chris Sabin vs PCO

Definitely NOT a match I expected in 2022, especially with the faction seconds around the ring. PCO makes sure the pace is slow and works on Sabin’s left arm. Driving it into the turnbuckles, wrenching over the ropes, dropping hammers into his elbow and of course Arm Wringers. Sabin needs to do a little Junior stylings to roll with the Wringer and now tries the rope runs. Frankenstein doesn’t go down until Sabin goes for the low Dropkick, then a Flying Shoulder Tackle.

Sabin is moving nicely, but PCO calls the refs attention and Honor No More trips up Sabin running the ropes. Eddie Edwards tries to return it in kind, but the referee is staring right at him. Stupid good guy Eddie tries to cheat and he’s just bad at it. Commercial break takes us to Sabin having PCO in the corner for 10 count punches. Springboard Flatliner attempt but PCO grabs him out of the sky and sends him to the outside. Brings him back in just to crush him over the top rope with a car crash lariat. Middle Ropes PCO Senton through the ropes to the outside onto Sabin.

PCO throws Sabin into the steps and just rocks him. Then we see the top corner Senton onto Sabin as he’s draped on the apron. PCO doing those moves you’re not expecting from someone his age or size, but it’s been his bread and butter with his PCO resurgence the last 5 years or so. PCO SAULT – MISSES! Sabin has been getting destroyed and now finally has a second to put things together.

Missile Dropkick, Yakuza Kick and then a Missile Dropkick to the back of the head sending PCO to the outside. Suicide Dive sends PCO reeling into the guardrail! Top Rope Crossbody from Sabin for 2. Cradle Shock attempt but no, Crucifix Cradle near fall and then a big clubbing lariat from PCO and Sabin’s momentum is stunted. Vader Bomb from PCO, Sabin gets the Knees up, kick, running Enzuigiri, Cradle Shock but Honor No More starts making their presence known. PCO is still selling so Sabin attacks all of them, Maria distracts the referee, and the numbers catch up with Sabin. PCO hits the Bubba Bomb and folds up Sabin for the victory!

 

Overall Score: 7/10

They set up the main event during the show, made it feel like a big deal, and it wasn’t really over booked given all the people being involved. Massive Cassidy dismantling the Learning Tree was comedic and great given the commentary and the way the segment ended with Myers and Moose having their moments.

Bullet Club opened things and made it all feel important, I mean let’s just put it this way. There were a lot of factions being involved, but no one felt lost, it all felt kinda cool and big and even the throw together group of Ace/Fulton/Jake/Speedball felt logical and of course a little campy, but works for the IMPACT presentation. Gisele Shaw being shown and named as the Quintessential Diva could be great since she’s not a WWE hand me down, but she does have a little bit of stroke given her other work. The personality they gave her in the promo makes me feel like she’ll fit into Inspiration/Tenille kind of style, but when they recently added Lady Frost and Masha Slammovich; it’s really great to see a bunch of different women in the division.

Also not gonna lie, I’m a little curious what Dan Lambert will be doing. Given the fact that like 2018 ATT was positioned against Moose, I wonder if there will be any of that animosity or if Moose will align with them since 2018 Moose is not 2022 Moose. Fun threads in this show!


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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (1/27/22)

Grudge match after grudge match!

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Will the Irish Ace strike gold again?

Ilja Dragunov defends the NXT UK Championship against Jordan Devlin, in an EMPTY ARENA MATCH! Will Devlin celebrate all by himself tonight?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Gallus VS Die Familie; Die Familie wins.
  • Amale VS Jinny; Jinny wins.
  • NXT UK Championship Empty Arena Match: Ilja Dragunov VS Jordan Devlin; Dragunov wins and retains the title.

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Six Man Tag: Gallus VS Die Familie!

Wolfgang & The Coffey Brothers are a firm and a family, but The Babo still says he, Rohan Raja & Charles Dempsey have a stronger bond. These bonds will be tested as these six finally have it out! What happens on this full contact family feud?

The trios sort out, Teoman starts against Joe Coffey and fans sing for Gallus right away. The Iron King talks trash with Teoman as they circle. They tie up, go around, and Joe puts Teoman in the corner. Teoman BOOTS but Joe ROCKS Teoman with haymakers! Teoman kicks and fires off forearms, but then Joe gives more haymakers. Tag to Mark, and the brothers double wrench to lift and CHOP Teoman down! Mark gets Teoman up to punch, arm-drag, and armlock. Mark puts on a cobra clutch, drags Teoman up and Wolfgang tags in. Ripcord to a shoulder and a forearm! Teoman crawls, kicks Wolfie’s leg, and Raja tags in!

But Wolfgang hip tosses Raja down! Then arm-drags him up and over for an armlock. Wolfgang tags Mark back in, they coordinate to takedown and DOUBLE MONKEY FLIP! Raja hits ropes on the way to a corner, Mark runs in to back body block! Mark goes up, Dempsey distracts him! Raja YANKS Mark down to then DECK him, BOOT him, and stomp him around! Raja drags Mark up, tags in Teoman, and they mug Mark. Teoman wrenches, CLUBS the arm, then uppercuts it. Teoman has a wristlock and he wrangles Mark down. Teoman bends the fingers and then the elbow! Mark fights back but Teoman hits him in return.

Mark gets up, throws big forearm after forearm, then rams Teoman into an open corner. Mark throws body shots but Teoman BOOTS and elbows Mark away! Teoman goes up, blindside missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Teoman is annoyed but he keeps Mark down with an armlock. Mark endures, Gallus and the fans rally up, and Mark fights up. Teoman tags Dempsey, they mug Mark, and Dempsey drags Mark up to facelock. Mark endures but Dempsey RAMPS him into the corner! And then again! Dempsey keeps on the grovit but Mark throws body shots. Mark gets free, he EuroUppers, but Dempsey gives it back!

They go back and forth, Mark catches the arms for a backslide! ONE, Dempsey headbutts low, ROCKS Mark then clinches. Dempsey CHOPS Mark off his feet, covers, TWO! Dempsey keeps on Mark with an armlock and he grinds the shoulder. Fans sing for Gallus but Dempsey moves around to grind the shoulder and twist it through! Mark tries to fight, Dempsey mounts for a cover, ONE as Mark sunsets! Dempsey rolls through, lateral press, ONE but Dempsey has a double wristlock. Mark fights up as Dempsey cranks the hold! Raja tags in, Dempsey feeds Mark to a BIG forearm! Raja covers, TWO!

Raja stomps Mark, drags Mark up and over, and Dempsey tags back in. They whip Mark, knee low, then KNEE lift Mark down! Cover, but Joe breaks it! Dempsey glares at Joe, but turns around into big forearms and CHOPS from Mark! Dempsey knees Mark low, elbows Joe down, then swings, into a back suplex! Dempsey tags Raja, Mark crawls for his corner but Raja gets the legs. Mark kicks Raja away, Teoman tags in! Teoman goes around to swing on Wolfgang, but turns around into a back drop! Mark crawls, hot tag to Wolfgang! Fans rally as Wolfgang CLOBBERS Teoman, SPLASHES Raja, then goes up to AX HANDLE Teoman!

Wolfgang DECKS Dempsey, fires off hands on Teoman, then whips to KNEE low! BASEMENT SPLASH! Wolfgang drags Teoman up, EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Teoman is still in this for Die Familie, and he kicks Wolfgang away to get to his corner. Wolfgang SPLASHES, but Raja tags in! Wolfgang SLAPS Raja down, Wolfgang runs in, but Raja gets Teoman out of the way! Teoman hits a SLIDING FOREARM, then Raja drags Wolfgang up, INVERTED DDT! Cover, TWO!! Wolfgang survives and Raja is furious! Fans rally up, Teoman swings on Joe! Raja goes after Wolfgang, but backstabber is denied! Tag to Joe!

Joe rallies on Raja, DECKS Teoman, CLOBBERS Raja, and pop-up UPPERCUTS Teoman! Raja sidesteps Joe but Joe breaks through the clothesline to FLYING SHOULDER! Joe shoves, clinches and OVERHEAD suplexes Raja! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up with Joe as he drags Raja back up. Joe whips Raja to a corner, Raja reverses, but Joe goes up and ROCKS Raja. Joe goes up and up, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Joe goes to the corner, runs in, but Raja dodges the sendoff! BACKSTABBER! Joe flounders and both men are down! Raja crawls over to the corner, hot tag to Dempsey! Dempsey knees low, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!

Dempsey drags Joe up into a FULL NELSON! Joe fights the suplex and THROWS Dempsey off! GLASGOW SENDOFF! Tag to Mark! The Coffey Brothers get Dempsey up, HIGH LOW!! Cover, Teoman breaks it! Teoman throws Joe out, goes to the apron and PENALTY KICKS! Mark swings on Teoman, then DOUBLE CHOPS Dempsey! Tag to Wolfgang and they get Dempsey up. Feed to the scoop, but Raja drags Mark out! Teoman gets in, to CHOP BLOCK Wolfgang’s leg! Dempsey has the STF!! Wolfgang endures, and taps! DIE FAMILIE WINS!

Winners: Die Familie, by submission

Though not blood, these brothers in arms found a way to keep down the Gallus boys! Is NXT UK going to be their kingdom soon enough?

 

NXT UK hears from Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith, as well as Jack Starz & Dave Mastiff.

The finals are coming! And that means one step closer to becoming the next NXT UK Tag Team Champions! But Jack & Dave are no joke. They’re good, but they’re only a team of two months. Smith & Carter have been a team of two years. Jack is more like Dave’s apprentice. This is their time.

Dave Mastiff says the #1 contendership is close. And he knows Tyler Bate & Trent Seven pretty well. But they can’t underestimate Carter & Smith. Yeah, they’ve had things to say about Mastiff & Starz, and two years together is impressive. But how about a 20 year career? That’s impressive. Two years is a drop in the ocean to The Bomber. Everything Smith learned about tag matches, he learned from Mastiff. Starz will take care of Carter, and Mastiff knows Smith like the back of his hand.

Smith says he’s learned more on his own than what Mastiff taught him, he and Carter are ready. Carter says they’re the hottest tag team under the sun and the freshest flavor on the brand. If there’s any team more serious, it’s Smith & Carter. If there’s any team more supreme, it’s Smith & Carter. If there’s any team winning the match, it’s Smith & Carter. Ready and Forward, Always Forward! Starz says to bring their A Games, and everything they’ve got, because no one is stopping him and Mastiff from taking those NXT UK Tag Team Championships! All four men are fired up, but which duo burns brighter in this #1 contender’s tag?

 

Amale VS Jinny!

Similar backgrounds, similar career paths, but completely different outlooks on life; that is why the French Hope and the Spoiled Princess of Knightsbridge can’t stand each other. But now that things have come to blows, will Amale’s positivity negate Jinny’s negativity? Or does Jinny have that much more fury and fire to win out?

The bell rings, the two tie right up, and Jinny knees low! Jinny headlocks, Amale powers out but Jinny pulls hair to CLUB Amale down. Jinny hits a headlock takeover, Amale headscissors, but Jinny kips free. Amale clinches, headlocks for the takeover, but Jinny goes for the headscissors. Amale shrugs that off, Jinny fights up, and Jinny pulls hair. Jinny powers out but Amale runs her over! Jinny kicks low, but Amale throws body shots! And forearms! Jinny gives those back, clamps onto an arm, but Amale gets to ropes. The ref counts but Jinny wraps the arm around ropes to throw knee after knee!

Jinny stops as the ref counts 4, but Amale fires forearms in return! Jinny kicks low, scowls and whips, but Amale reverses to then duck, dodge, and scoop SLAM! Jinny flounders, Amale hits a somersault senton, to a basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Amale grits her teeth as she follows Jinny. Amale waistlocks, Jinny holds ropes, and then Jinny HOTSHOTS Amale off the top! Jinny WRINGS Amale’s arm out, stomps Amale around, then grabs an arm to drop a knee on it! Then she does the same to the other arm! Cover, TWO! Jinny grabs hair but fans rally up. Jinny drags Amale up but Amale throws haymakers! Jinny wrenches to wrangle Amale down!

Amale endures the armlock but Jinny CLAWS the arm from wrist to shoulder! Amale keeps Jinny from getting the other arm, then gets up to throw body shots and forearms. Jinny shoves Amale, but Amale sunset flips! TWO! Jinny rushes in, ducks and dodges to throw Amale by her hair! Fans boo but Jinny KNEES Amale down! And KNEES Her in the side! And again! And again! Jinny drags Amale up, tucks the arm, and throws elbows down before putting on the IRON OCTOPUS! Amale endures but Jinny pulls the arm way back! Amale stays on her feet, powers up, and is free to hip toss Jinny down!

Fans rally, Jinny gets up but she knees Amale low! Jinny whips Amale to a corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Amale goes up to DOUBLE STOMP Jinny down! Amale runs corner to corner to LARIAT Jinny! And then another lariat! Fans fire up with Amale and she brings Jinny up. Jinny throws body shots and low kicks, but Amale reverses the whip, corner clothesline! Amale roars, Jinny is rocked, Amale whips her into a buckle! Amale runs side to side, BOOT WASH! Amale drags Jinny out for a waistlock, but Jinny throws back elbows! Amale turns that around to a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!

Amale grows frustrated, but she keeps on Jinny. Amale hooks the leg but Amale pulls hair! Jinny throws elbows, brings Amale to a corner, and trips her up to high stack! Legs on the ropes! JINNY WINS!

Winner: Jinny, by pinfall

Jinny snatches that win by waiting until the last second to get the leverage! Amale is furious, but will she be able to get her revenge?

 

BREAKING NEWS!

To up the ante from their first time around, Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport face off for the NXT UK Women’s Championship, in a Japanese Street Fight! Blair brutalized Meiko after losing, will she brutalize her again before winning? Or will Meiko make Blair regret showing her that disrespect?

 

NXT UK Media catches up with Nathan Frazer.

The British Prodigy comes off a big loss against Ring General, Walter/Gunther. How is he feeling now? Considering literally no one thought he was going to win, he feels great with how well he did. But then barging in to celebrate their victory is Die Familie. They already have champagne ready, but they ask Frazer what he’s doing in their locker room. Oh so this is their room now? Well, congrats, boys, you must be so proud of yourselves. Teoman tells Frazer that Die Familie doesn’t need anything from a loser like him. Oh, Die Familie? Cute nickname. You really think you’re family? Teoman just keeps the others around so he isn’t a loser himself. It’s so blatantly obvious.

Raja gets in Frazer’s face about those comments, and Teoman says to get out of the room. Fine, enjoy your little party. Will Frazer prove who the real loser is soon enough?

 

NXT UK Championship Empty Arena Match: Ilja Dragunov VS Jordan Devlin!

Oh the irony. Just as we got fans back, now they have to leave! The Irish Ace says the fans are the real source of the Czar’s power. But when it’s No Holds Barred and Falls Count Anywhere, will Devlin be able to stand all on his own? Or will UNBESIEGBAR still have the power to break him as the fans cheer him on from outside the arena?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who can stand on their own two feet!

Devlin HEADBUTTS Dragunov before the bell! Then he rains down forearms! The ref wants Delvin to stop, the bell hasn’t rung! Devlin picks up the title and says it is coming home with him! The ref asks Dragunov if he still wants to fight, and of course he does! The bell rings, Devlin swings the belt at Dragunov, but Dragunov dodges and gets around for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov holds on, talks trash back in Russian to GERMAN SUPLEX Devlin again! Dragunov holds on, gets Devlin up again, but Devlin grabs ropes! No ropebreaks in this match, so Devlin MULE KICK LOW BLOWS!

Devlin CLUBS Dragunov down, ROCKS him with a forearm, then keeps on him with more heavy shots. Devlin ties Dragunov up in the ropes! Devlin SLAPS Dragunov, and says he’s stronger, faster and smarter than Dragunov! Devlin goes out to get the timekeeper’s chair! Devlin says Dragunov’s family will have to live with this. Dragunov eggs Devlin on, then boots him! Devlin is annoyed, he fires off haymakers on Dragunov’s head! Devlin goes back outside, and he brings in a screwdriver?! Devlin gets in, wanting to go HHH on Ric Flair that one time. Dragunov BOOTS Devlin down, and is free of the ropes!

Devlin ROCKS Dragunov, Dragunov ENZIGURIS Devlin! Both men get up, Dragunov runs in to clothesline Devlin and himself out of the ring! Dragunov and Devlin get up again, Dragunov CHOPS Devlin against barriers. And CHOPS again! Dragunov hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! And then a scoop and SLAM to the floor! Dragunov seethes while Devlin writhes on the mat. Dragunov drags Devlin up, brings him around with a headlock to bump him off the apron. And then off the barriers! Dragunov waistlocks, Devlin holds the barriers, and he elbows free of the waistlock. Dragunov staggers, but he swings. Devlin ducks but Dragunov uses the left to LARIAT!

Dragunov chases after Devlin, stands him up, and CHOPS him against barriers. Dragunov brings Devlin along and whips him into barriers! Dragunov takes a moment, still shaking out cobwebs from those shots Devlin gave him while tied up in the ropes. Dragunov gets Devlin up but Devlin uses the barriers to block! Dragunov clutches one side of his head, perhaps still feeling that headbutt. Devlin CHOPS Dragunov, brings him around, and RAMS him into steel steps! Dragunov clutches an arm and cries out in pain! Devlin gets the top half of the steps and lifts it up into the ring. Devlin then goes back for Dragunov, only for Dragunov to TORPEDO MOSCOW him through barriers!!

Both men writhe and groan where fans would’ve been sitting otherwise. Dragunov flounders to lean against a chair while Devlin manages to sit up. Devlin falls against a chair, but Dragunov is after him again! Dragunov BOWLS Devlin through the chairs! Dragunov tosses some folding chairs into the ring, all the while telling Devlin in Russian what’s coming. Dragunov holds onto the last few chairs to SMACK Devlin on the back! Devlin screams in pain, Dragunov sets the tables down in a nice little pile. Devlin tries to get away and he tumbles over the barriers. Dragunov drags him back up, CLUBS away on him, but and suplexes him up and over, onto the chairs!

Devlin writhes, Dragunov pushes him down to cover, TWO!! Devlin survives that hard landing, but Dragunov stalks him as they go towards the staging area. Devlin sits in a chair and wants mercy, but Dragunov just CHOPS him out of his seat! They continue down the way, Dragunov dares Devlin to talk about his family now! Dragunov drags Devlin up to TOSS him into a nearby table! All the computers and things on it go flying off! Devlin is stuck on the table, Dragunov pushes him off it. Dragunov drags Devlin up, waistlocks, Gotch lifts, but Devlin rakes eyes! Devlin goes to suplex but Dragunov slips out to CLOBBER Devlin!

Devlin leans on the table again. Dragunov gets space, and he runs in, TORPEDO MOSCOW but Devlin gets clear! Only Dragunov crashes through the table!! Devlin covers, TWO!! Dragunov survives, and Devlin can’t believe it! Devlin drags Dragunov from the wreckage and SMACKS him off a road case! Did he leave a dent in it? Devlin SMACKS Dragunov off it again, then gets a smaller case! Devlin shoves the case in, ROAD CASE SANDWICH! Devlin SLAPS Dragunov down, stands him back up, and CLUBS him on the back. Dragunov flounders, Devlin drags him up, but Dragunov resists the suplex.

Devlin CLUBS Dragunov, but it’s Dragunov who suplexes! Devlin knees free, stands on top of the road case, and RAKES Dragunov’s eyes! Devlin SMACKS Dragunov off the edge of the case! MOONSAULT OFF THE CASE! Direct hit and both men fall on the concrete! Both men are down as Devlin can’t get the cover! Devlin manages to sit up first, and he brings Dragunov back up. Devlin CHOPS Dragunov, they go back around the staging, and Devlin ROCKS Dragunov. Dragunov staggers through the chairs, Devlin throws down fists! Devlin brings Dragunov up to TOSS him over the barriers! They’re back at ringside as Dragunov groans and writhes.

Devlin hobbles his way around and he starts looking under the ring. Fans may not be here to chant it, but Devlin wants a table! Dragunov CLUBS him and CHOPS him first! Dragunov puts Devlin in the ring, and Dragunov decides he wants the table. Dragunov puts the table in the ring, but Devlin has a chair! Devlin SMACKS Dragunov the second he’s in the ring! Devlin takes the table back for his own, sets it up in a corner, and then goes back for Dragunov. Devlin stands Dragunov up, ROCKS him with a right, and Dragunov wobbles. Dragunov blocks the ripcord to body scissors! Dragunov rains down elbows over and over on Devlin!!

Dragunov is furious, and he drags Devlin back up, traps the arms in the Gotch lift, POWERSLAM onto a chair! Cover, TWO!!? Devlin survives but Dragunov has no energy to be frustrated! Dragunov instead makes his way to a corner and climbs up top. Devlin JAMS Dragunov’s knee with a chair! Fireman’s carry, SWINGING SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO!?!? Devlin is furious that Dragunov survives! Devlin gives thumbs down to say this is over. He has the arm, but Dragunov again blocks the ripcord. Dragunov gets up to reel Devlin into a fireman’s carry! Devlin elbows over and over but Dragunov won’t let him down!

Devlin rakes eyes, but Dragunov still CORNER DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS through the table!!! Cover, TWO?!?!! Devlin survives and surely somewhere, the BT Sports Studio crowd is losing its mind! Dragunov aims from a corner as Devlin flounders his way to the far side. Dragunov still shouts out, “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!!” But his head starts hurting! Devlin says Dragunov can’t win when there’s no fans! Devlin eggs Dragunov on to do it for Constantin! Dragunov staggers, HEADBUTT!!! Devlin suplexes for a SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!!!! Devlin is beside himself, how is Dragunov doing this?!

Devlin storms his way back out of the ring and he thinks of what he has to do. He finds the zip ties used for the cables. He brings those into the ring, LASHES Dragunov with them, then KICKS him down! Devlin zip ties one of Dragunov’s arms, hammers away on his shoulder and then gets the other. Dragunov is defiant to the end as he talks trash in Russian, but his arms are now zip tied to each other! Devlin rains down fists over and over, Dragunov unable to guard his head. Devlin says he told Dragunov this was coming. Dragunov could have walked away, but now he’ll be rolled out of here without the title! Devlin SMACKS Dragunov’s leg!

Devlin says this was Dragunov’s choice. Dragunov still kicks from below! Devlin brings him to the steel steps and digs his head into the steel! Devlin has the chair! But Devlin avoids the steel step con-chair-to! Dragunov BOOTS Devlin, and Devlin staggers in a daze! Dragunov jumps off the steps, TORPEDO MOSCOW!!! He crawls to the cover, Dragunov wins!!!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall (still NXT UK Champion)

The Irish Ace gave Dragunov his most sadistic fight yet, and yet Dragunov still comes out the winner! If not even this could stop him, will anything ever stop The Czar? Or is UNBESIEGBAR eternal?


My Thoughts:

What an episode! Gallus VS Die Familie was a very good opener, but I had figured Die Familie was winning. I said as much last week that Gallus could be in the next wave of NXT UK transfers to NXT 2.0. Joe Coffey isn’t looking like NXT UK Champion material so maybe Gallus joins Imperium, and perhaps Joe Coffey has a repeat run where he gives the singles champs great matches but never gets those belts. Die Familie having a confrontation with Nathan Frazer nods towards what’s next for them, but I feel like Frazer’s gonna need an ally to take them on. No idea who, but maybe we could get an equally eclectic counter faction to take on Die Familie. Frazer, Gradwell and Huxley for some reason seem like the most logically illogical trio to make.

We got a really good promo vignette out of the tag team finalists. Carter & Smith VS Mastiff & Starz, that match could go any which way since it’s Faces VS Faces with Face tag team champions right now. And also, Meiko VS Blair in a Japanese Street Fight is going to be awesome, but it makes me wonder what will make it stand out from any standard Street Fight. Honestly, when WWE does a Street Fight, the only theme is holiday. When another place like AEW does a Street Fight named for a location, they try to bring items specific to that location. So seeing what NXT UK comes up with will be reason enough to watch.

Amale VS Jinny was really good, really aggressive, but of course Jinny cheats to win. These two are definitely going to have a series of matches, and the final winner (probably Amale) will be primed for a title match. And there’s a chance Jinny moves on to NXT 2.0 since they don’t seem to see her as NXT UK Women’s Championship material at this point. I am curious to see Jinny interact with Toxic Attraction. And then that main event, what an awesome match! Match of the week, even match of the month. I again point out the irony of Devlin saying Dragunov can’t win without fans, but going Empty Arena was great as they could fully use the BT Sports Studio arena area.

Great creativity in how vicious Devlin was, but Dragunov wins out and gains some major power levels. And just as I’ve said about Joe Coffey and Jinny, if Devlin isn’t seen as NXT UK Champion material at this point, he’s probably going to NXT 2.0 to try for the North American Championship. Between COVID and Vince McMahon, Devlin’s Cruiserweight title reign was killed, and he could end up following Balor’s footsteps by Vince “losing faith” in him as a top champion. But Devlin can still do a lot as someone who pushes the new kids to their limits.

My Score: 8.8/10


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