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Mitchell’s NJPW WTL x BOSJ Results & Report! (11/28/20)

World Tag League tags back in!

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NJPW WTLBOSJ

World Tag League starts round six!

As World Tag League starts its second half, only ONE team stands at 4-1! Will LIJ be able to beat the 2019 WTL winners to keep things rolling?

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: Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii VS The Empire; Yano & Ishii win.
  • World Tag League 2020: HenarACE VS Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens; Fale & Owens win.
  • World Tag League 2020: Dangerous Tekkers VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi; Dangerous Tekkers win.
  • World Tag League 2020: FinJuice VS SANADA & Shingo Takagi; FinJuice wins.
  • World Tag League 2020: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI VS Guerrillas of Destiny; Goto & Hashi win.

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Here are the current World Tag League standings!

SANADA & Shingo Takagi: 4-1
Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 3-2
The Dangerous Tekkers: 3-2
Guerrillas of Destiny: 3-2
The Empire: 3-2
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: 3-2
FinJuice: 2-3
YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto: 2-3
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens: 1-4
HenarACE: 1-4

 

Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii VS The Empire!

The Producer and the Stone Pitbull are still in this, but so are the Dominator and the Hawaiian Hulk! Will Chaos conquer the Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb on behalf of the Rainmaker?

By the way, Yano fixed up the broken KOPW trophy, and has made it look a little more like him now. It even wears a little red and gold robe like he does. That aside, as soon as the introductions are done being given, the Empire attacks! Khan goes after Ishii and Cobb goes after Yano and the bell rings. The Empire puts Chaos against the ropes to choke, then forearm! And then DOUBLE BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Fans cheer the show of strength while Khan kicks Ishii out. Cobb drags Yano up to headbutt and whip. Yano holds ropes, dodges Cobb and then goes for the buckle pad! Yano has it loose and then dodges Cobb, but Cobb keeps from running into the buckles.

Ishii whips Khan into railing while Yano SMACKS Cobb with the pad! But it’s just a pad, and it’s Jeff Cobb, so Cobb doesn’t even flinch. Yano curses his bad luck and runs, only for Cobb to run him over! Ishii runs in but Cobb runs him over, too! Cobb runs but Chaos kicks low and double suplex, but Cobb is too big for that! Cobb DOUBLE SUPLEXES Chaos! Ishii and Yano tumble out, and Khan gets Yano with the iron claw! Khan rams Yano into railing then drags him back up. Ishii storms over and clubs Khan. Khan uppercuts Ishii and kicks him at railing. Yano stumbles, Khan puts Yano in, and Cobb stands on him for a cocky cover. TWO, and fans cheer.

Khan stomps Ishii while Cobb drags Yano up. Cobb scoops and then carries him to the corner. Khan tags in and Cobb gives Yano a BACKBREAKER! Khan stomps Yano over and over, then clamps on the iron claw! Yano flails and kicks but Khan lets off, to drag Yano back up and waistlock. Khan RAMS Yano into the corner, then climbs up to sit on Yano’s head! Ishii protests but the ref keeps him back. Khan pulls on Yano’s arms and Cobb keeps his eyes on Ishii. The ref counts, Khan jumps off at 4, and he taunts Ishii. Fans rally for Yano but Khan digs his boots into Yano’s head. The ref counts, Khan stops, to sucker punch Ishii!

Khan tags Cobb in and Cobb gives toying kicks to Yano. Yano stirs and Cobb drags him up. Cobb whips Yano but Yano tries to reverse, only for Cobb to send him the other way! Tag to Khan and the Empire mugs Yano. Khan clamps onto Yano with a chinlock but fans rally up. Yano endures, Khan shifts to have more leverage, and even pulls on Yano’s hair to keep him up. Yano fights his way up but Khan drags him to the corner. Cobb tags in and he headbutts Yano in the ribs! Yano fires back forearms, but Cobb ROCKS him with one! Cobb runs but Yano pulls hair! Cobb whips, Yano reverses and pulls hair to throw Cobb down! Tag to Ishii!

Ishii rams Cobb, and again, and again! Ishii staggers and Cobb whips him, but Ishii comes back to ram again! Ishii suplexes but Cobb fights it off. Cobb suplexes, Ishii slips out but Khan gets in to ROCK Ishii with a right! The Empire whips Ishii to a corner, Ishii dodges Khan but not Cobb! Cobb grabs Ishii and Khan runs in but Ishii boots Khan away. Ishii whips Cobb into Khan then runs Khan over! Fans fire up as Ishii drop toeholds Cobb onto Khan! Ishii keeps moving and he runs Cobb over! Ishii drags Cobb up to waistlock but Cobb resists the lift. Cobb elbows but Ishii ducks to forearm. Ishii runs but into Cobb’s dropkick!

Fans cheer the athleticism, and Cobb drags Ishii back up in a dead lift waistlock! Ishii elbows and elbows, but spins into the OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Cobb aims from a corner as Ishii gets up. Fans fire up, Cobb runs corner to corner but Ishii dodges! Ishii suplexes but Cobb resists! Cobb wrenches out but Ishii throws forearms. Cobb swings into Ishii’s suplex, but it takes a second try, and Ishii gets Cobb up and over! Cover, TWO! Cobb rolls and scoops Ishii up, for a pop up SUPLEX! Fans fire up as both men are down! Cobb sits up first and he aims at Ishii. Ishii avoids the kick, Cobb swats the clothesline away but so does Ishii! Cobb SUPERKICKS! Ishii staggers but stays up, he ducks a clothesline and GERMANS Cobb down! Fans rally and Ishii crawls, but so does Cobb. Hot tags to Yano and Khan!

Yano dodges Khan and slaps him on the head! Yano runs, but Khan BOOTS him down! Khan drags Yano back up, to Mongolian CHOP! And again! And again! Yano ends up in the exposed corner, but he dodges! Khan stops himself from hitting buckles, then dodges Yano to send him into the buckles! Mongolian CHOP! Ishii gets in, dodges the boot but gets caught in a sleeper! Khan feeds Ishii to Cobb’s ATHLETIC PLEX! Khan drags Yano up and the Empire whips him to the safe corner. Cobb runs in and hits the leaping uppercut! Cobb gut wrenches and SUPLEXES Yano, for Khan to gut wrench and SUPLEX back the other way! ARM TRIANGLE!!

Yano fades but Ishii makes the save! Cobb kicks Ishii out of the ring and Khan looms over Yano. Fans fire up but Khan grabs at Yano. Khan blocks the low blow! But Yano sends Khan into bare buckles! Roll up, TWO!! Yano hurries to get the takedown for the M U! TWO! Khan hits a judo throw! Khan looms over Yano and clamps on the iron claw! He drags Yano up, for the ELIMI- NO! Yano grabs Khan’s beard! Ishii runs in to waistlock Khan but Khan elbows free. Yano shoves Khan into Ishii and then shoves the ref away! Ishii ROCKS Khan, Yano LOW BLOWS! Roll up, CHAOS WINS!!

Winners: Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii, by pinfall; now 4-2, The Empire is now 3-3

Khan is furious! But he also can’t do much from the pain Yano inflicted. Cobb and Ishii egg each other on because this battle is far from over. Will the Empire get their revenge on Chaos one way or another?

 

HenarACE VS Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens!

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Toa Henare finally got on the board, but so did the Bullet Club’s third stringers! Will the Once in a Century Talent and the Hammerhead keep the roll going? Or will they be trumped by the Rogue General and Crown Jewel?

After HenarACE shows off the muscles and Bullet Club Low Sweets, Owens calls out Tanahashi and these two start. Fans rally, “Let’s Go, Ace!” and Tanahashi circles with Owens. They approach, tie up, and Tanahashi waistlocks. Owens wrenches free to a wristlock but Tanahashi spins through to wristlock back. Owens spins, steps through and gets the wristlock again. Tanahashi drop toeholds and gets the legs for a deathlock. Tanahashi shifts to the headlock and takeover but Owens headscissors. Tanahashi pops out and he strums the air guitar. Owens applauds and offers a handshake.

Tanahashi isn’t sure but fans cheer, and Tanahashi shakes hands. But he blocks the cheap shot kick! Owens apologizes but Tanahashi throws forearms! Tanahashi whips Owens corner to corner but Owens reverses, only to run into an elbow! Tanahashi leaps off the corner for the crossbody! Fans fire up as Tanahashi strums the air guitar, passes it to Henare, then tags him in. HenarACE double whip and double elbow Owens, for the Tomahawk elbow drop combo! And flex! Fans cheer as HenarACE gives Owens the Double Half Crab! Fale gets in but they attack first! Fale blocks the double whip but HenarACE kick low and whip. Fale runs them both over!

Fans cheer the power on display, and Owens stomps Henare. Owens clubs Henare, kicks him in the side, and has Henare on the ropes as he brings him up. Owens whips Henare to a corner, runs in to forearm, then reels Henare in to clothesline! Cover, TWO! Owens tags Fale, Owens stands on Henare’s head and Fale stands on Henare’s back! The ref counts, Bullet Club lets off at 4, and Owens jokes, “That’s how you give a message.” Fale drops an elbow on Henare’s back, then digs his elbow in! Henare endures the sadistic “shiatsu” and Owens tags in. Owens looms over Henare but fans rally up. Owens CLAWS Henare’s back!

Henare swings but Owens catches him for a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Owens keeps his cool as he mocks the applause for Henare. Owens slaps Henare around, kicks him, but Henare leans into the taunting! Owens throws forearms as fans rally up but Henare doesn’t budge! Henare fires up but Owens pokes his eye! Owens whips Henare to ropes but Henare shoulder tackles him down! Fans fire up as Henare crawls and Tanahashi reaches out! Owens anchors a foot but Henare still gets the hot tag to Tanahashi! Tanahashi fires off on Owens, whips but Owens reverses, only for Tanahashi to come back with flying forearms!

Tanahashi dropkicks Fale down, then catches Owens’ kick to a DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up with Tanahashi as he scoops and slams Owens to a drop zone! Tanahashi goes up, second rope somersault senton! Cover, TWO! Tanahashi keeps his cool as he watches Owens rise. Fans rally up, Tanahashi runs, but Owens gets around to a waistlock. Tanahashi elbows free but Owens unleashes a strike fest! Tanahashi still ROCKS him with a palm strike! Owens returns to LARIAT! Both men are down, Owens flounders to his corner and tags in Fale. Fale drags Tanahashi up while fans rally, and Tanahashi fires off forearms! Tanahashi tries to scoop but Fale is too big for that!

Fale clubs away on Tanahashi’s back and scoops him! Tanahashi slips out, kicks low and tries again, and manages to get Fale up! But then he topples over! Fale has the cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Fale runs, and drops an elbow, only to miss! Tanahashi crawls, hot tag to Henare! Fans rally as Henare aims at Fale. Henare fires off forearms over and over, but again Fale blocks the whip. Fale whips, Henare dodges and ducks to flying shoulder tackle! Henare runs in at the corner to clothesline! Henare fires up but he still can’t suplex Fale up. Fans rally for Henare, and Tanahashi returns! HenarACE DOUBLE SUPLEXES Fale!

Fans fire up with HenarACE, Tanahashi runs, SLING SWEEP! Cover, but Owens breaks it! Owens goes after Henare with hammering fists and stomps, but Tanahashi goes after him! Tanahashi blocks a kick but Owens breaks free. Owens blocks a kick and hits a DRAGON SCREW! Owens drags Tanahashi to a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Tanahashi bails out and Bullet Club regroups. Bullet Club has Henare but Henare throws forearms and CHOPS! Henare blocks a kick to elbow and HEEL KICK Owens down! Fans fire up but Fale grabs Henare! Henare breaks free, bobs ‘n’ weaves to HAMMERHEADBUTT!

Henare fires up and fans do, too, as he LARIATS Fale down! Cover, TWO! Fale survives but Henare fires up more! Henare brings Fale up but Owens shoves the ref before he hits JEWEL TRIGGER! Henare is down and Bullet Club coordinates. Fale runs, Owens has Henare, STRAITJACKET GRENADE! Cover, Bullet Club wins!

Winners: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens, by pinfall; now 2-4, HenarACE is now 1-5

Fortunes went the other way for Tanahashi and Henare! The Rogue General and Crown Jewel have just spoiled everything for them! Will Fale and Owens be spoilers for the rest of the teams they’re set to face?

 

Dangerous Tekkers VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi w/ Dick Togo!

The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions may only be 3-2, but they’re determined to take the block by any means necessary! Of course, the King of Darkness and Tokyo Pimp know a bit about sly tricks. Will the Sliest Wrestler and the Submission Master learn a thing or two about bending the rules?

Before ZSJ can make his entrance, Evil and Yujiro jump Taichi! ZSJ hurries and the bell rings to get this on the record! Yujiro goes after ZSJ while Evil has Taichi on the outside. ZSJ throws Yujiro aside to go after Evil with European Uppercuts! The jackets are finally taken off and ZSJ digs his boots into Evil’s head. ZSJ drags Evil up and in while Taichi goes after Yujiro. Taichi whips Yujiro into railing then goes after Evil. Taichi claws Evil’s face and ZSJ adds his boot. The ref counts, the Tekkers put up their hands, but that’s not the problem! The ref keeps counting, Taichi laughs as he finally lets off. Evil protests but Taichi tags ZSJ. They stomp Evil then ZSJ goes after an arm.

ZSJ wrenches the arm around, Taichi pulls hair and ZSJ wrangles Evil down to STOMP the arm! ZSJ brings Evil around to wrench the arm and wrench it again, then again, to wristlock. ZSJ tortures the limb but Evil pulls on ZSJ’s nose! Evil whips ZSJ to the corner, and Yujiro pulls the pad away! ZSJ hits bare steel! Taichi gets in but Evil whips Taichi in! Taichi also gets bare buckles! The ref reprimands Bullet Club but the damage is done. Yujiro drags ZSJ up while Evil stomps Taichi. The ref has his hands full as Yujiro stomps ZSJ and Evil whips Taichi into railing. Yujiro RAMS ZSJ into railing, Evil gets in the ring, and Yujiro puts ZSJ in.

Evil drags ZSJ to a cover, but the ref won’t count because he saw everything. ZSJ reaches for his corner but Taichi is still down. Evil wrenches ZSJ and whips him back into bare buckles! ZSJ writhes, Yujiro tags in, and Yujiro taunts ZSJ. Yujiro drags ZSJ up, snapmares and runs, to basement boot! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for ZSJ and Taichi is finally back but Yujiro brings ZSJ away, to whip into bare buckles! Tag to Evil and Evil has ZSJ on the outside. Evil drags ZSJ up to RAM Into the timekeeper’s area! What does Evil have against Abe?! Evil kicks ZSJ and clubs Taichi, and then Evil RAMS Taichi into the timekeeper’s area! Yujiro and Dick add on while the ref is busy helping Abe-san.

Evil taunts ZSJ as he mockingly kicks at him. The ref reprimands and tells them to get this in the ring. Evil ignores that to dig his boots in, and rake ZSJ’s eyes! The ref starts a ring count, Evil stops clawing ZSJ’s face to drag him up and in at 9 of 20. ZSJ scrambles but Evil keeps him from Taichi! Evil wrenches and brings ZSJ into the cobra twist! ZSJ resists but Evil pulls hair to complete the hold! Fans rally as ZSJ endures, but Bullet Club use their newest trick of being a chain! Evil holds Yujiro’s hand, Yujiro holds Dick’s hand and Dick holds railing! ZSJ shouts to the ref and the ref sees that! The ref counts, Yujiro and Dick let go, and Evil drops ZSJ.

Evil looms over ZSJ, slaps him around, but ZSJ throws EuroUppers! Fans fire up as ZSJ throws more! Evil rakes ZSJ’s eyes! The ref counts, Evil stops and runs, but ZSJ catches him to a cobra twist of his own! Fans fire up but Evil hip tosses free! ZSJ reaches up to snapmare and NECK TWIST! Fans cheer as ZSJ rolls away and tags Taichi! Taichi chokes Evil into the corner! Yujiro gets in, Taichi chokes Yujiro! Evil grabs Taichi, Taichi chokes Evil! The ref reprimands but Taichi sees Dick get on the apron! Taichi chokes Dick! Evil and Yujiro attack Taichi but he chokes them both! The ref reprimands, Bullet Club rakes eyes, and Taichi is in the corner.

Bullet Club whip him corner to corner, Evil runs in but misses! GAMANGIRI for Evil, AX BOMBER for Yujiro! Fans fire up for Taichi as OFF COME THE PANTS! Taichi aims at Evil as he powers up, but Evil grabs at the ref. Dick anchors Taichi then Evil corner clotheslines! FISHERMAN BUSTER! Tag to Yujiro and Yujiro drags Taichi up to whip him to the corner. Yujiro runs in and BOOTS! Yujiro runs to BOOT again, but Taichi just gets pissed! Taichi chokes Yujiro, the ref reprimands but Taichi lets off. Just to CHOKE Yujiro more! ZSJ adds his boot, tags in, and ZSJ brings Yujiro around for EuroUpper after EuroUpper!

Yuijro counters, backslides but ZSJ slips out! Yujiro runs but ZSJ dodges the basement dropkick. Yujiro avoids the Penalty Kick, ducks the roundhouse but ZSJ hits the leg sweep! Fans fire up with ZSJ as he goes to the corner. Yujiro sits up, but he blocks the PK! Yujiro throws ZSJ down and hits the basement boot! Yujiro brings ZSJ up, ZSJ throws a punch but into Yujiro’s reverse DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up for ZSJ but Yujiro drags him back up. Yujiro hooks the leg but ZSJ fights the fisherman off to PELE the arm! ZSJ runs but Dick trips him! Yujiro aims at ZSJ, runs in, but ZSJ dodges! Taichi runs into corner AX BOMBER! Taichi snapmares Yujiro for ZSJ’s PK! Cover, Evil breaks it!

Taichi goes after Evil, DANGEROUS- No, Evil fights that off! Evil ducks Ax Bomber, but ZSJ blocks Everything is Evil! ZSJ has the guillotine, swings Evil around, but Evil fights out of the scoop to shove ZSJ into the ref! Evil LARIATS ZSJ, but Taichi BOOTS Evil! Yujiro has the pimp cane! Taichi ducks that to sobat! Taichi has the pimp cane and CHOKES Yujiro with it! Dick uses the SPOILER CHOKER on Taichi! ZSJ puts Dick in a sleeper! Evil LOW BLOWS ZSJ! Evil glares at Taichi while fans rally up. Evil runs but Taichi blocks the boot to LOW BLOW back! Yujiro uses Taichi’s MIC STAND!!

Yujiro drags ZSJ up while Taichi flops out. INCOLLE SLAM! Yujiro tells the ref to get up and he brings ZSJ around. PIMP- NO! ZSJ turns around, trips Yujiro, leg roll and EUROCLUTCH! TWO!! Yujiro escapes, Taichi returns to Alabama lift! ZACK MEPHISTO!! Cover, the Tekkers win!

Winners: The Dangerous Tekkers, by pinfall; now 4-2, Evil & Yujiro are now 3-3

The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions win again! But they still have a ways to go, can they take the World Tag League?

 

FinJuice VS SANADA & Shingo Takagi!

The 2019 World Tag League winners are just as determined to win again as the Cold Skull! But will the flamboyant friends find the fury and the calm is too hot to handle and too cold to hold?

The entrance attires are set aside, the teams sort out, and Juice steps up against Sanada. Fans rally and clap “L I J!” as Sanada and Juice circle. Sanada and Juice tie up, Juice gets the arm and wrenches. Sanada spins through, wrenches back, and has the wristlock. Juice drop steps to waistlock but Sanada switches out to hammerlock. Sanada holds off Juice’s reach attempts, then shifts to a headlock. Juice powers up and powers out as he tags in Finlay. Finlay scoops and slams Sanada, then Juice scoop slam sentons Finlay onto Sanada! Cover, TWO! Finlay wrenches the arm, tags Juice and Juice climbs to drop ax handles on the arm.

Juice brings Sanada up, snap suplex and float to the cover, TWO! Juice brings Sanada back up, wrenches again, and tags Finlay. Finlay goes up to drop an ax handle. FinJuice whip Sanada, double kick and run to double BULLDOG! Juice DECKS Takagi while Finlay covers, TWO! Finlay keeps on Sanada with a rear bearhug while fans cheer. Sanada endures the squeeze, fights up, Finlay German Suplexes but Sanada lands on his feet! Finlay runs at Sanada but Sanada dodges, Takagi hits a corner clothesline! Takagi snapmares Finlay and Sanada basement dropkicks! Takagi DECKS Juice in return and heads out after him while Sanada stays with Finlay.

Red Shoes reprimands but Takagi whips Juice into railing! And then JABS him down! Sanada stomps Finlay, stalks him to the corner, and brings him up for haymakers! Tag to Takagi, LIJ double whip Finlay and double elbow him down! Takagi drops another elbow, then the back senton! Finlay gets to ropes but Takagi stands on his chest! Red Shoes counts, Takagi lets off, and he tells Juice to shut up. Takagi brings Finlay up, wrenches to a wristlock then tags Sanada. Sanada climbs up and LIJ copies FinJuice with the ax handles to the arm! Sanada brings Finlay up, wrenches and whips him corner to corner, then runs in to back elbow. Sanada snap suplexes Finlay, covers, TWO!

Fans cheer as Sanada drags Finlay back to the LIJ corner. Takagi tags in, he climbs up and again copies FinJuice with dropping ax handles! Juice taunts Takagi that he only did the second rope, not the top. Takagi tells Juice to shut up again as he whips Finlay and runs him over! Takagi drags Finlay back up, suplexes him high and hard, then covers, TWO! Fans cheer and Takagi talks more trash with Juice. Takagi drags Finlay from Juice and has a cravat. Fans rally with “L I J!” as Takagi snapmares, runs and hits Juice! Juice seethes, gets in, but Red Shoes reprimands! Sanada goes after Juice in return, LIJ whip and knee Juice down to basement dropkick!

Juice bails out and Sanada follows as Takagi goes to Finlay. Takagi grabs Finlay for a facelock, pulls hard, but Finlay fights up. Fans rally for Finlay as he throws body shots. Takagi lets go to throw forearms with Finlay! They go back and forth, Finlay gets the edge, but Takagi JABS! And JABS! Takagi is copying Juice more as he winds up the left, but Finlay ducks the lariat to waistlock. Takagi holds off the suplex and throws punches. Takagi whips, Finlay holds ropes and kicks back! Finlay hurries to Juice but Takagi back suplexes! Finlay lands on his feet, dodges Takagi and hot tags Juice! Juice rallies on LIJ but Takagi kicks and whips. Juice reverses to SPINEBUSTER! Sanada runs in to get a LEG LARIAT!

Fans fire up with Juice as he aims at Takagi in a corner. Juice runs in to clothesline! Juice keeps going to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up with Juice more as he reels Takagi in. Takagi fights off the full nelson slam, but Juice CLUBS him on the back. Juice runs into an elbow! Juice JABS! JABS! JABS! Juice powers up but Takagi JABS and LARIATS! Fans fire up as both men are down! Takagi tags Sanada in, Sanada runs at Juice in the corner but blocks the boot. Juice boots Sanada away to sunset flip but Sanada slips out! Sanada gets Juice’s limbs to put him in Paradise! Fans cheer and Sanada encourages them to get louder. The fans get louder, Sanada wants more! The fans get even louder, and Sanada dropkicks Juice out of Paradise! Cover, TWO!

Sanada keeps his cool as he drags Juice up and fireman’s carries. Juice slips off to shove Sanada to a corner. Sanada Quebrada to get the dragon sleeper! Juice flails, Finlay gets in but Takagi intercepts! Takagi gets Finlay for a normal sleeper, then shifts to dragon sleeper! FinJuice endures Double Dragon Sleepers! Finlay fights free but Sanada kicks him and throws him out. Sanada goes back to Juice and drags him up. Sanada whips, Juice reverses but Sanada tumbles out to springboard in. Juice gets clear and blocks the rana to a POWERBOMB! Fans fire up as both men are down! Juice and Sanada stir and fans rally up. They both crawl, hot tags to Finlay and Takagi!

Finlay dodges to fire off forearms! Finlay whips, Takagi reverses but Finlay hits a leaping uppercut! And then a corner uppercut! Finlay goe sup to hit a flying uppercut! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer while Finlay grows frustrated. Finlay drags Takagi up but Takagi fights off the exploder. Finlay runs but his spear is blocked to a facelock! Takagi throws knees, then suplexes, but Finlay slips out. Takagi elbows, into the URENAGE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer as Takagi survives but Juice returns. Finlay hits a corner uppercut, Juice hits a corner clothesline! Electric Chair lift and Finlay goes up!

Takagi fights out, Juice switches to full nelson! Takagi boots Finlay away, breaks the nelson and then DOUBLE LARIATS FinJuice down! Fans fire up again as Takagi shouts, “OI! OI! OI!” Sanada returns and LIJ coordinates. LIJ double whip Finlay to a corner, Sanada hits a back elbow and Takagi hits a clohtesline. Boot, lariat and dropkick, to the PUMPING BOMBER! Cover but Juice breaks it! Sanada throws Juice out as Takagi powers up! Takagi has the Gory Especial, Sanada comes over, NOSHIGAMI CUTTER! LIJ calls that the #SkullCrusher! Sanada sits Finlay up for Takagi’s SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Finlay survives but Takagi keeps his focus.

Fans rally up and Takagi brings Finlay into the pump handle and torture rack. But Juice saves Finlay, and full nelson SLAMS Sanada! Takagi and Juice collide with clotheslines! Neither falls so they go again! Takagi swats Juice’s lariat away then fires off forearms from all sides! Takagi runs, into Finlay’s SPEAR! FinJuice coordinates and Finlay hoists Takagi up top. Finlay climbs up, so does Juice, SUPERPLEX and FROG SPLASH! Cover, Sanada breaks it! Juice goes after Sanada with a whip, then the DOUBLE FLAPJACK from FinJuice! They bring Sanada back up, SHOTGUN LEG SWEEP! Finlay slashes the throat to say this is it! But Takagi shoves him away, only for Finlay to knee him back.

Finlay wants to try again but Takagi still holds off Sliced Bread. Finlay elbows out of the waistlock, runs, but Takagi clotheslines him at ropes! Takagi runs but Finlay LARIATS! But Takagi is right up to LARIAT back! Takagi pump handles and lifts but Finlay fights out to roll Takagi to a cover, TWO!! Finlay and Takagi hurry up, Finlay gets around to shove Takagi into Juice’s LEFT HAND O’ GOD! Finlay hits a STUNNER, Juice chicken wings Takagi for the PULP FRICTION!! Juice DECKS Sanada and then apron CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and down goes Sanada! Finlay vows to end it now, with PRIMA NOCTA!! Cover, FinJuice wins!!

Winner: FinJuice, by pinfall; now 3-3, LIJ is now 4-2

The 2019 WTL winners are still alive in this year’s tournament! Do they still have a chance at going back-to-back? As for Sanada and Takagi, is this bad start to the second half going to completely cool them off?

 

Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI VS Guerrillas of Destiny!

The Fierce Warrior and Head Hunter could not #GetBackUp after facing Los Ingobernables de Japon, and are now the bottom of the block! Will Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa only grind them back down to put a pin in round six?

After GOD and Jado Low Sweet, the teams sort out and fans rally as Goto starts against Loa. Loa and Goto circle and Goto is wary of Tama. Goto and Loa tie up, Goto waistlocks but Loa blocks the lift. Loa wrenches out to a wristlock and then hammerlock. Goto slips around to put the hammerlock on Loa, then shifts to a headlock. Loa powers out to headlock Goto but Goto puts Loa on ropes. Red Shoes counts and Goto lets off cleanly. Loa swings on Goto but Goto kicks low. Goto headlocks, Loa powers out and things speed up. Loa hurdles but Goto counters the hip toss to a hip toss! Goto runs to run Loa over with a shoulder!

Tag to Hashi and Chaos double whips Loa, to double shoulder! Hashi runs, hip toss senton! Hashi and Goto see Tama coming and they double kick him. They hammer away on Tama, then go after Loa to hammer away on his back! Fans fire up with Chaos as Hashi stomps Loa down. Hashi brings Loa up with a cravat, snapmares him down then brings him into a chinlock. Loa endures the knee in his back and pries free of the chinlock. Loa bridges up to his feet and elbows low. Hashi CHOPS but Loa doesn’t budge. Hashi throws forearms and elbows then whips, but Loa reverses. Tama gets in to body shot, Loa uppercuts, Tama neckbreakers! Loa DECKS Goto and Tama drags Hashi up to throw him out!

Red Shoes is busy with GOD while Jado whips Hashi into railing! Tama lets off Goto and argues with Red Shoes while Jado stomps Hashi down! Jado and Tama Low Sweet and Loa fetches Hashi. Loa bumps Hashi off the apron, CLUBS him, then puts him in at the ring count of 17 of 20. Loa drags Hashi back up, tags in Tama then scoop slams Hashi! Tama slingshot sentons, Loa adds his own slingshot senton, then Tama drags Hashi back up. Tama throws clubbing forearms over and over then tops it off with an elbow. Goto coaches Hashi as Tama covers, TWO! Fans cheer and rally for Hashi but Tama drags him up.

Tag to Loa, GOD double whip and double elbow for double elbow drops! Loa covers, Goto breaks but Loa shoves him! Loa throws hands on Goto then kicks him out of the ring. Loa drags Hashi back up and RAMS him back into the corner! GOD mug Hashi, then Tama tags in just to club Hashi more! Fans rally for Hashi while Tama takes his time entering. Tama is annoyed at the clapping for “YO-SHI-HASH!” and he snap suplexes Hashi down! Cover, TWO! Hashi roars and fans fire up with him but Tama tags Loa back in. GOD mug Hashi more, Jado has his kendo stick just in case, but Loa snapmares to a cover, TWO!

Loa keeps Hashi down with a tight chinlock but Goto and the fans rally up. Hashi fights up, fights out but Loa pulls hair. Hashi swings into the backbreaker and Complete Shot, to CROSSFACE! #OGK! Hashi endures, crawls for ropes but Jado is there to taunt him. Fans rally and Hashi keeps fighting, to get the ropebreak! Loa lets off but Jado gets in Hashi’s face. Loa stomps Hashi, then taunts him, “Why you not quit?!” Loa whips, Hashi dodges and WRECKS Jado with a dropkick! Tama grabs at Hashi but he gets kicked into railing! Loa drags Hashi up, Hashi slips out of the suplex to waistlock. Loa elbows free, powers up and swings, but Hashi dodges to hit the HEAD HUNTER!

Fans fire up and Hashi crawls, hot tag to Goto! Goto sees Tama and runs him over! Goto fires forearms back and forth with Loa, Loa gets the edge but he runs only for Goto to follow and LARIAT! Fans fire up with Goto as he throws more forearms on Loa. Goto whips corner to corner, runs in and MURAMASA! Then BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Goto keeps on Loa with a fireman’s carry. Loa slips out to waistlock, but Goto throws elbows. Loa keeps hold, Goto bucks him off, but Goto runs into a spin, kicks and an enziguri! But Goto fires up to LARIAT! Loa stays up!? They collide with clotheslines. Loa shakes it off and they collide again! Both men fire up, run and DOUBLE LARIAT!! Fans fire up as both men are down!

Loa stirs, Goto crawls, hot tags to Hashi and Tama! Hashi dodges and throws forearms and body shots and a CHOP! Hashi runs to CHOP Tama in the corner! Then whip and CHOP! Mule kick, suplex, and he hangs Tama out to dry! Hashi runs to dropkick Tama down! Hashi keeps going, basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Tama survives the onslaught but Hashi has the fans rallying behind him. Hashi brings Tama up, suplexes and turns but Tama fights out of Head Buster to throw furious fists! Tama whips Hashi to a corner and hits a big splash! Tama stalks Hashi with a grin and pulls hair to reel him in. Hasih slips out to suplex but Tama slips out.

Hashi ducks the forearm to hit the spinning back kick! Goto is in fast, fireman’s carry, SUPERKICK USHIGOROSHI! Hashi hits Jado then runs, for METEORA! Cover, TWO! Goto and Hashi stay fired up as they drag Tama back up. Dragon sleeper and lift, but Tama fights free! Tama spins Goto around, Loa distracts Red Shoes and Jado SMACKS Hashi with the kendo stick! Loa slips in, helps Tama give Goto the TONGAN TWIST!! Hashi staggers into the back suplex neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives and shocks GOD! Jado calls for the finish and GOD drags Hashi up. MAGIC KILLER!! Cover, Goto breaks it!

Loa goes after Goto and throws him out, they brawl and fans rally for Hashi as Tama stalks him. Tama waits for Hashi to rise, loads up and GUN- NO! Hashi slips around to get the arm for a La Magistrol! CHAOS WINS!!

Winners: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi, by pinfall; now 3-3, GOD is now 3-3

A shocker for sure! Tama argues with Red Shoes but that was a full three! Is this a sign Tama and Loa aren’t going to make it to the finals? Hashi gets the mic to say that “You all just saw it. It only takes an instant to pull off a victory from the brink. And, me and Goto will win World Tag League 2020!” About those WTL 2020 trophies, it’ll only take an instant for he and Goto to take them! Hashi and Goto are ready to #TurnItAllAround, but is there still time for them to #GetBackUp?

 

Here are the NEW World Tag League standings!

Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 4-2
The Dangerous Tekkers: 4-2
SANADA & Shingo Takagi: 4-2
FinJuice: 3-3
Guerrillas of Destiny: 3-3
The Empire: 3-3
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: 3-3
YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto: 3-3
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens: 2-4
HenarACE: 1-5


My Thoughts:

A really good round for World Tag League, though perhaps with some rather odd upsets. For one, I continue to be surprised that HenarACE is in last place, but perhaps it is to lend to a bigger story for Tanahashi. Having a hard time holding onto the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with Kota Ibushi, a fairly tough time in the G1, and then this run in the WTL, is he going to have some kind of crisis of confidence story going into WrestleKingdom? Will he even have a match for WrestleKingdom?

Then, I find it a bit strange they’re trying to keep the block so close together by having three 4-2 teams and four 3-3 teams. I suppose FinJuice winning helps keep the possibility of them going back-to-back from 2019 to 2020 alive, but I felt like LIJ having the hot hand works out better. Tekkers VS Bullet Club was a great match, especially given it was Heels VS Heels. But the champs needed to win so that they wouldn’t owe more matches. At the same time, Taichi and ZSJ seem to be winning fans over to where they’re Tweeners on their way to being Faces. It’d be great if the Tekkers had an Eddie Guerrero style “Faces that cheat” way of doing things.

Goto and Hashi all but spoiling GOD’s run was wild, and that could start something for a NEVER Openweight Six Man Championship, if GOD got someone to team with them. That itself could be telling as to how this new Bullet Club Civil War turns out.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (1/21/22)

Moxley is on a Rampage!

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AEW continues LIVE in Washington, D.C!

Jon Moxley gets back in action against Ethan Page, and Jade Cargill defends the TBS Championship against Anna Jay!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley VS Ethan Page w/ Scorpio Sky; Moxley wins.
  • Nick Jackson w/ Matt Jackson VS Trent Beretta w/ Orange Cassidy; Trent wins.
  • Hook VS Serpentico; Hook wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling VS Anna Jay w/ John Silver; Cargill wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley VS Ethan Page w/ Scorpio Sky!

The Maniac is back and he’s even more liberated than he was before! Will Moxley use that newfound freedom, and the same old ferocity, to deflate All Ego?

The bell rings and Moxley circles with Ethan. Fans are fired up for Mox as he ties up with Ethan. They go around, Moxley powers Ethan to a corner but Ethan shoves Moxley away. Ethan double guns and grins but Moxley keeps cool. Moxley and Ethan circle, tie up, Moxley waistlocks but Ethan switches to shove Mox away. Ethan blows a kiss but Moxley ties up with him again. They go around, end up on ropes and fans rally as Ethan lets off. Ethan CHOPS, but Moxley eggs him on. Ethan CHOPS again, Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Ethan kicks low, whips, but Moxley reverses. Things speed up and Moxley CLOBBERS Ethan!

Moxley follows Ethan to a corner, grinds forearms into his face, then climbs up to BITE Ethan’s forehead! Mox did say he drinks blood now… Moxley runs, but into a BOOT! Ethan goes up to ENZIGURI, then runs Moxley over with a shoulder! Moxley tumbles out of the ring and Ethan soaks up the heat. Ethan goes out to fetch Moxley, bumps him off the timekeeper’s table, then throws down hands. The ref starts a ring count but Ethan mugs Moxley and breaks the table! Moxley staggers away, Ethan stalks behind him. Moxley kicks and CHOPS back! And CHOPS more! Moxley whips Ethan into railing! Fans fire up as they get even closer to the action.

Moxley drags Ethan up, puts him in the ring, and fans fire up more as Moxley steps in. But Ethan knees Moxley at the ropes, gets the legs caught in the rope, and dropkicks the knee! Fans boo but Ethan drags Moxley up and in through the ropes. Double underhooks, DRAPING BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ethan looms over Moxley, has him on ropes and throws down punches! The ref counts, Ethan lets off, but Ethan drags Moxley up. Moxley rams him into the corner and throws his shoulder in. Moxley whips corner to corner, but Ethan dodges and Moxley POSTS himself!

AEW goes picture in picture as Ethan grins and Moxley flops to the floor. Ethan goes out, hammerlocks the bad arm and POSTS it! Ethan SLAMS the bad arm against railing, then brings Moxley around to KNEE him low. Ethan TOSSES Moxley over the railing and now the front row is getting a real interactive experience. Ethan talks trash that HE is the face of AEW, not Moxley. Ethan drags Moxley back over the railing to ringside, and then puts him in the ring. Ethan stalks Moxley, drags him up and reels him in, but Moxley fights out of the crucifix as AEW returns to single picture! School boy, TWO!

Ethan swings, Moxley gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! And another German Suplex! Moxley gets Ethan up a third time but Ethan elbows free. Ethan runs but Moxley sidesteps for a SNAP GERMAN! Ethan flounders up in a corner, Moxley runs in and forearm smashes! Moxley keeps moving, Ethan ducks and fires a forearm! Moxley forearms back, but Ethan hits back. Moxley ROCKS Ethan, eggs him on, but Ethan throws another forearm. Moxley SLAPS, Ethan SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight! Moxley fires off boxing elbows but Ethan knees low again! Ethan runs, into a knee at the ropes! Moxley runs, into a BOOT!

Moxley ducks the roundhouse to LARIAT Ethan down! Fans fire up as Moxley rises again. Moxley drags Ethan up, underhooks the arms, PARA- NO! Ethan slips out, ROUNDHOUSE! ROLLING ELBOW! Suplex to a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Ethan gets a leg and turns Moxley over for a HALF CRAB! Moxley endures, crawls, and reaches out for the ROPEBREAK! Ethan lets go at the ref’s count, and he fires off haymakers! Ethan runs in, but Moxley dumps him out! Moxley builds speed despite the knee, and he DIVES! Direct hit and Ethan hits railing! Moxley puts Ethan in, goes to the corner, climbs up, but Ethan ROCKS him first!

Ethan climbs up, brings Moxley onto a shoulder, SUPER POWERSLAM! Ethan has to crawl to the cover, TWO!! Ghost pin, TWO! Moxley drives hammering elbows into Ethan’s head! Then knees! Then the BULLY CHOKE!! Ethan endures, Moxley cranks way back, Ethan is OUT! Moxley wins!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission

And there it is! Moxley is back, and Ethan can’t even believe it! But Ethan gets in Moxley’s face, so Moxley kicks him and hits PARADIGM SHIFT! Now Ethan’s out cold all over again! Will Moxley do much of the same to the next man put in front of him?

As Moxley makes his exit, Bryan Danielson is there! Bryan applauds Moxley, but is the American Dragon planning on being next up?

 

AEW hears from Jurassic Express.

Jungle Boy tells Billy Gunn that Billy’s been “a salty old bitch” since they first met. So the fact Billy is upset his sons haven’t just been handed a tag title match doesn’t surprise him. The Gunn Clubs crossed the line going after Christian Cage like that. Christian was right about apples not falling far from the tree. Billy’s little Ass Boys are entitled and sour, just like Billy. The title match should be the least of their concerns, because when Christian comes back, this won’t be about a match. They’ll be coming to stomp Gunn Club’s heads into the ground! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus make Gunn Club extinct?

 

Nick Jackson w/ Matt Jackson VS Trent Beretta w/ Orange Cassidy!

The Roppongi Vice reunion had to be postponed because of gaddang COVID. But Freshly Squeezed has Trent’s back as he takes on one of the Young Bucks 1v1. Who will have the momentum going into the tag team rivalry’s revival?

The bell rings, the two circle, and they tie up. Trent powers Nick to ropes, the ref calls for the break, and Trent lets off to pull a page out of Kazuchika Okada’s book: a fake chop, to then pat the shoulders. Nick is annoyed, he kicks Trent low and whips him to ropes. Trent kicks the back drop away, but Nick blocks the punch to knuckle lock, CHOP, and “LUCHA~ LIBRE~!” arm-drag! But Trent gets up and CLOBBERS Nick! Trent storms in at Nick to stomp, CHOP, and stalk Nick to another corner for another CHOP. And then another CHOP! Nick wants to tag Matt but Cutler reminds him this is a singles match.

Nick avoids Trent’s chop, stomps him then reels Trent in. But Trent powers up to TOSS Nick away! Fans fire up and Cassidy double guns on Trent’s behalf. Trent storms over to the apron but Nick hotshots him! Nick slingshots, but Trent blocks the DDT to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, ONE!! rent’s neck might be a concern again, but he gets up to throw forearms on Nick. Trent whips, back drops Nick high and hard, and fans fire up. Trent brings Nick up to throw forearms, wrap on a headlock, but Nick powers out. Things speed up, Trent ducks and dodges but crossbodies into ropes as Nick ducks!

Nick smirks as Trent is on the apron. Nick drags Trent through the ropes for a HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Trent flops out of the ring, Nick goes out to the apron, PENALTY KICK to the back! Trent goes down, Nick strikes a lounging pose on the apron. Fans rally up as AEW goes picture in picture.

Cutler sprays Nick down so he stays cool, and Nick drags Trent up. Nick puts Trent in the ring, climbs up a corner, and leaps to hit an ax handle to Trent’s back! Nick drags Trent up again, CLUBS him on the neck, then brings him around to run and HOTSHOT BULLDOG! Nick does his Macho Man before he goes into the ring. Nick brings Trent up, heads for the ropes again, but Trent powers out to CLOBBER Nick! Nick bails out, Trent grits his teeth and builds speed, but Nick gets in to SUPERKICK! Trent falls out of the ring, Nick runs and FLIES! Not the best takeoff but Nick still wipes Trent out! Nick gets back in the ring, but Cassidy makes sure Matt doesn’t try something.

Matt eggs Cassidy on, and Cassidy pulls back his fist, but then he avoids Nick’s kick from the apron! Trent trips Nick up and Nick hits apron on the way down! Trent puts Nick back in, hops up the corner, but Nick trips Trent up! Trent hits buckles on the way down! Nick wants Trent to get up but AEW goes to break.

AEW returns and Nick is up top. Trent is in the drop zone, Nick SWANTONS but onto Trent’s knees! Trent saves himself and fans rally up! Trent throws forearms but Nick hits back. They double forearm but neither falls! They double forearm again, they still stay up, and Trent LARIATS Nick down! Trent fires up, waistlocks and deadlifts to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent aims from a corner, runs and BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO! Nick goes to ropes, Trent fires forearms on him. Trent rains them down on Nick but the ref backs him off. Nick gets up, BOOTS Trent back, then handsprings to the apron. Trent runs in, but slides as Nick backflips away!

Trent dodges Nick to SPEAR him down! Fans fire up with Trent as he gets up and puts Nick in the ring. Trent runs in at the corner but into a BOOT! Nick swings but into a SAIDO! Trent gets Nick for a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, Trent brings Nick up and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Trent runs, but Nick uses the ref as a shield! ROUNDHOUSE! GERMAN SUPLEX! But Trent gets right up and gets Nick for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down, a standing count begins and fans rally up. Nick crawls to the apron, shoulders into Trent, then slingshots, but Trent catches him! Trent shoves Nick away, Nick backflips and lands on his feet to ROCK Trent!

Nick slingshots, DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!! Trent survives and shocks Nick! Nick rains down fists on Trent, “This is Awesome!” but far from over! Nick brings Trent up but Trent throws a forearm! Nick throws another forearm, but Trent forearms back! Nick ROCKS Trent, but Trent shakes it off and ROCKS Nick! Nick goes to a corner, spins, ROUNDHOUSE! Trent crawls to a corner, Nick runs in to SHINING WIZARD, ROUNDHOUSE, and forearm to a  BULLDOG! Nick wants Trent to stand up, but Trent blocks the superkick to whip! Nick flips through, but into a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Nick SUPERKICKS, but Trent LARIATS!

Fans are thunderous as Trent gets Nick back up, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?! Nick survives and Trent can’t believe it! Trent crawls after Nick and they end up on the ramp. Trent reels Nick in, but Nick back drops Trent away! Nick climbs a corner, takes aim, SWANTON on the ramp! Trent rolls into the ring, Nick goes back up top. Nick aims again, 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO?!? Nick can’t believe it and Matt is furious! Nick aims from the corner, Trent slowly rises, SUPERKICK! Nick says he wants another! SUPER- NO! Trent ducks, Alabama lift and tuck, STRONG ZERO! Cover, Trent wins!!

Winner: Trent Beretta, by pinfall

A massive victory for #JustTrent! But will it be even bigger when Rocky Romero returns to reignite Roppongi Vice VS Young Bucks?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Martinez VS Rosa.

“No one knows the reason why I’m here. No one needs to know. All they need to know is that my first priority is taking out Thunder Rosa.” But Rosa reminds Mercedes that she took the TBS Championship away from her. Mercedes asks how it feels to see her dreams of being a champion slip away thanks to the OG Badass? Just cuz Mercedes thinks she’s the OG, doesn’t mean she is an OG. La Mera Mera is ready for anyone, but when and where are we going to see these two tear into each other?

 

Hook VS Serpentico!

The Handsome Devil is still undefeated, and he hasn’t even broken a sweat yet. Will he continue the streak? Or will SNAKEMAN strike him down?

Serpentico throws his streamers, and Hook CLOBBERS him! The bell rings and Serpentico tries to find his way out of the streamers but Hook just throws knee after knee, then he throws Serpentico! And then a drop sayanagi! STO! Fans sing, “Hook is gonna kill~ you~!” Hook gets Serpentico up, double wristlock takedown but Serpentico scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Hook lets off, then runs in, but into a boot! Serpentico runs, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Hook paces, Serpentico flounders up, into the REDRUM! Serpentico taps, Hook wins!

Winner: Hook, by submission

Hook makes SNAKEMAN pay, but QT Marshall storms out and says this is what he’s been talking about! Hitting before the bell, holding on after! QT says Hook is a delinquent! Hook goes up the ramp but QT won’t let him through. Hook’s tough now, huh? QT says he’s ready for him now! But then Hook TOSSES QT, and walks on him! Will QT learn to just let Hook be Hook?

 

Mark Henry talks with the main eventers.

Jade Cargill is 24-0 and the TBS Champion. The first-ever, too. How does she feel about her competition tonight? “Anna Banana? Let’s just make this about me. I am undefeated, baby. And I am the first TBS champ. Anna should be elated that she has a spot on the main event.” Anna warns Jade one more time. She has a dark side. That street fight changed Anna, and she chokes people out. Tonight, TBS stands for That Bitch SLAYER. Oh, well Anna better bring the barbed wire! Anna says she doesn’t need it. Mark Henry says there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will Number 99 survive the storm that’s coming for her?

AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling VS Anna Jay w/ John Silver!

The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see if Jade stays the undefeated inaugural TBS Champion!

Fans rally and duel as Jade flexes while Anna shows the Dark Order claw. They tie up, go around, Jade headlocks. Jade holds on as Anna tries to power out, but Anna gets free on the second try, only for Jade to run her over! Jade dusts herself off, drags Anna up, but Anna JAWBREAKERS! Anna runs, jumps, but into Jade’s arms! FALL AWAY SLAM! Jade kips up and fans fire up as she smirks. “I like money, but I’m That BI-” ROLL UP! TWO, and Jade CLOBBERS Anna! Anna bails out again, Mark Sterling talks smack but John Silver gets in his way. Jade goes out and moves Mark aside to get in Johnny Hungy’s face. They flex their guns at each other, they’re both jacked!

But then Anna roars as she runs in to CLOBBER Jade! “That Bitch SLAYER!” Anna gets back in the ring to refresh the count, and AEW goes picture in picture.

Anna SMACKS Jade off the apron, then does it again! Anna high fives Silver, but Jade hits back with elbows. Jade gets in the ring, Anna follows, and Anna runs in at the corner to forearm smash! Anna climbs up to rain down fists, but only gets 7 before Jade throws her away! Anna runs back in, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Jade drops an elbow, covers, TWO! Jade shows off by doing push-ups, but Anna throws body shots. Jade CLUBS Anna down, stalks her to a corner, then brings her up for forearms. Jade stomps Anna back down, digs her boot in, and lets off as the ref counts 4. Jade drags Anna back up to RAM a shoulder in!

Jade RAMS Anna again, lets off as the ref reprimands, but Jade fires off more forearms. Jade bumps Anna off buckles, CLUBS her, and CLUBS her again. Jade keeps on Anna, taunts her, then runs in, but into a BOOT! Anna runs, into an OVERHEAD suplex! Jade kips up, covers, TWO! Jade is annoyed but she drags Anna up to bump her off buckles again. Jade bumps Anna off more buckles, runs corner to corner as she “dribbles,” to DUNK on Anna! AEW returns to single picture as Jade whips Anna corner to corner. Anna dodges the corner attack to HEEL KICK! SLEEPER on the ropes! The ref counts, Jade HOTSHOTS Anna!

Both women are down, the ref starts a standing count, and fans rally up. Jade sputters as she gets up, and she stands Anna up, only for Anna to ROCK her with a forearm! Anna runs into the corner to back elbow, forearm, roll and DANGEROUS JAY KICK! Anna whips, Jade reverses but Anna wrenches to DANGEROUS JAY KICK again! And then a mule kick, SUPERKICK, and a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna roars and fans fire up with her! Anna drags Jade up, but Mark is on the apron to distract! Anna chases him off, Silver gets Mark by his tie! BRAINBUSTER to the floor! Anna gets around Jade, backslide! TWO!!

Jade BOOTS Anna down! Jade drags Anna back up, hooks the arms, JAD- VICTORY ROLL! To the QUEENSLAYER!!! Jade flails, fights up, and RAMS Anna into buckles! Jade is free, but Anna knocks her down! Anna hops up the corner, drags Jade up, HANGING SLEEPER! The ref counts, but Jade pries free! Jade drags Anna out onto her shoulder, but Anna slips off! Anna shoves Jade into a corner, DANGEROUS- NO! Jade catches Anna and powers her up for a POWERBOMB! And then Jade hooks the arms, JADED!! Cover, Jade wins!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

Anna gave it her all, but it just wasn’t enough! Jade is 25-0, is still the champion, and is still making the big bucks! Will she continue to dominate until she is THE champion in AEW?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage, lots of great focus on the matches but there were still good promos, too. Jungle Boy calls out Gunn Club on behalf of Jurassic Express, I’m thinking we’re getting a Six Man Tag before the tag title match. Mercedes Martinez and Thunder Rosa have another good promo to build towards their match, but hopefully it happens sooner rather than later. They can’t keep delaying this just because AEW keeps forgetting to make more time for women’s matches on Dynamite. Moxley VS Ethan was really good stuff, a great opener for sure, and a great return for Moxley. Bryan Danielson being there to applaud Mox was a nice way to branch this to something between them, that is going to be a killer match.

Nick VS Trent was also a killer match. Rocky Romero will definitely be back next week, and having Roppongi Vice VS Young Bucks on the post Beach Break Rampage will be really big. Hook had another great night, especially with him getting to shut QT up. Hook should definitely be considered for a TNT Championship story at some point. And we got a great TBS Championship match. Anna’s promo before was a little shaky but she came really close. But as I figured, Jade wins, and she’s going to build quite the reign before she ever loses.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (1/21/22)

Acknowledge the history made!

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The Tribal Chief is the new Universal Championship standard!

SmackDown, acknowledge that Roman Reigns is the new longest reigning WWE Universal Champion as the Bloodline celebrates!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kofi Kingston VS “Mad Cap” Moss w/ “Happy” Corbin; Kofi wins.
  • Aliyah VS Natalya; Aliyah wins, by disqualification.
  • Los Lotharios VS The Viking Raiders; The Viking Raiders win.
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship Contender’s Match: Charlotte Flair VS Naomi; Charlotte wins and denies Naomi a title match.
  • Sheamus w/ Ridge Holland VS Ricochet; Sheamus wins.
  • Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens VS The Usos; Rollins & Kevin win, by disqualification, and The Usos are banned from ringside during the Royal Rumble’s Universal Championship match.

PLAY BY PLAY

The Usos are in the ring to start off SmackDown!

Jey tells Nashville, “The Bloodline is now in your city!” Jimmy says they’re here for one reason and one reason only! They’re celebrating the longest reigning Universal Champion EVER! At 508 days… That’s 508 consecutive days! There are a few big names who have been Universal Champion, but none held the belt as long as this. Not Kevin Owens, not Seth Freakin’ Rollins, not Brock Lesnar! But there is one. He is the Head of the Table, he is the Tribal Chief, he is the longest reigning Universal Champion in WWE history! Their cousin, ROMAN! REEEIGNS! And here comes Roman! He holds up the belt for one round of pyro on stage, then the second round in the ring.

Jimmy gets Roman a mic, and Roman says, “Nashville! Acknowledge me.” Jimmy says, “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s witness the highlights of the most dominant, decorated WWE champion, Roman Reigns.” The video starts by noting August 30th, 2020, Roman Reigns returned to action and took the title from Braun Strowman. From there, he defeated Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, and even John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Big E. “ACKNOWLEDGE ME!” Back to present, Roman has a big smile on his face while the Usos applaud. That was a good video!

But then SETH ROLLINS appears! “Oooooh, what kind of party would it be without Seth Freakin’ Rollins~?” Hell of a video, and congratulations to the longest reigning Universal Champion of all time. They should celebrate, because that reign will end very, very shortly. But also, celebrate the fact that Roman made an honest man outta Rollins. Last week, Rollins came out, told Roman that he’s not responsible for any of his own success, and Rollins meant that in a meta way. Roman is the chosen one, catered to, but oh, Roman took it so literally. In fact, Roman sent his cousins to Raw to do the dirty work for him. If Roman had a message to send, he could just text.

But since we’re here celebrating, what they should be celebrating is the longest reigning SmackDown Tag Team Champions in history, The Usos! They in truth, and Roman knows it, too, are the cornerstones of the Bloodline. They’re the ones who make everything Roman do possible. They hold Roman up now, just like Rollins and Mox did in the Shield! So let’s have a celebration for the Usos! “UCE! SO! UCE! SO!” Rollins laughs and says it is fun to say that. Roman tells “little brother” Rollins that he makes all the same excuses. Did Cena write that stuff for Rollins? Roman assures Rollins that their match at the Rumble will be 1v1. Rollins has Roman’s word.

Oh, is he gonna add a “Believe that” next? Once upon a time, Roman’s word was as good as gold, but Rollins doesn’t believe him. So Roman should put his money where his mouth is. Rollins can get a partner, beat the Usos, and then bar them from ringside at the Rumble! Rollins even adds a You Can’t See Me. Roman mulls it over, but the Usos say, “Hell yeah! Challenge accepted, Uce!” Then we have a main event! Rollins loves it! Jey says Rollins is trippin’. Ain’t nobody crazy enough to team with Rollins in the first place, so they’re good. Yes, not too many people like Rollins. But uh… Here’s KEVIN OWENS! The Prizefighter and Rollins hug, Kevin shouts HE likes Rollins!

Roman has them cut the “stupid music.” Nothing is final until the Tribal Chief says so! Rollins is a betting man, huh? Then let’s raise the stakes. When Rollins & Kevin lose tonight, that means Rollins loses his match at the Rumble. And Roman can go on vacation until WrestleMania! Deal? Rollins thinks, and says, “You’re on!” What a huge match on the way to the Royal Rumble! Will the Usos clear Roman’s schedule for him? Or will Roman have no choice but to do things all by himself?

 

Kofi Kingston VS “Mad Cap” Moss w/ “Happy” Corbin!

The Right Hand of the King will not let it stand that the literal fool of SmackDown got the last laugh last week. Before the match, Corbin says they’ve been on a roll! First, they took out Drew McIntyre. Then Moss steamrolled Sir Kofi! As incredible as Kofi is, without King Woods, the Hand of the King is just a disembodied hand. If Kofi started a Garth Brooks cover band, what would he sing? Friends in NO places! But Kofi makes his entrance, and surprise! Big E is here! Even more Raw stars are showing up on SmackDown! Will the Powerhouse of Positivity keep Corbin from helping his hyena sidekick?

The bell rings, Kofi and Moss circle. Kofi dodges Moss to waistlock, headlock, but Moss powers out. Moss runs Kofi over with a shoulder and then gives two thumbs up. Big E coaches Kofi but Moss CLUBS Kofi to the corner. Moss whips Kofi corner to corner, but Kofi goes up to missile dropkick! And LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up as Kofi runs, for the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! Big E says to make this quick work, and Kofi claps it up. Moss slowly gets up but Corbin distracts. Moss CLOBBERS Kofi from behind! Moss throws haymakers, CLUBS Kofi down, then throws Kofi out of the ring. Moss goes out and Corbin suggests to use the steps.

Moss gets Kofi up, whips him over, but Kofi leaps over the steps to jump back and CLOBBER Moss! And then Big E sends Corbin into the steps! The New Day is all fired up as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Moss has a chinlock. Kofi fights up and hits a JAWBREAKER! Kofi runs, Moss gets him up for a SPINEBUSTER! Corbin is fired up and Moss taunts Kofi. Moss also taunts Big E, then he stomps away on Kofi in a corner! The ref counts, Moss lets off and runs in, but is sent into buckles! Moss staggers up, Kofi rallies with DOUBLE CHOPS! And a dropkick! Kofi runs, but Moss ducks the lariat to kick low. Moss whips Kofi to a corner, Kofi goes up and up and RANAS Moss to another corner! Then STOMPS Moss down! Cover, TWO! Moss survives but Kofi drags him up to whip. Moss reveres, Kofi leaps, but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Moss snarls, Corbin tells him to keep on Kofi. Moss says this is it, and he reels Kofi in. Kofi slips out of the gut wrench, dodges to TROUBLE IN PARADISE outta nowhere!! Cover, Kofi wins!

Winner: Kofi Kingston, by pinfall

Corbin gets in the ring, but Big E gets in, too. Big E dares Corbin to do something, but Corbin bails back out. Moss flounders up, Big E says this is for Corbin. Scoop and BIG ENDING! The New Day owns Corbin’s crony, will they own the Royal Rumble?

 

Aliyah VS Natalya!

Last time these two faced off, it lasted only 3.17 seconds because the Queen of Harts overestimated herself. Will Natty take Aliyah more seriously and redeem herself? Or will Aliyah still win, even if it takes longer than the blink of an eye?

SmackDown returns and Natty makes her entrance. Nashville’s own Summer Rae is in the crowd and is given a shoutout by the ring announcer. The bell rings, Natty kicks Aliyah then pulls her hair. Aliyah rolls Natty up, ONE! Natty bumps Aliyah off buckles, and stomps her. Natty drags Aliyah out to a snap suplex! Cover, ONE! Natty says Aliyah is gonna learn for disrespecting her, but Aliyah gets a cradle! TWO, and Natty LARIATS Aliyah down! Cover, ONE! Natty drags Aliyah up, whips, but Aliyah reverses. Aliyah runs in but Natty puts her on the apron. Aliyah throws a forearm, and hits a handspring huricanrana! But Natty’s right up, for a DISCUS! Cover, TWO!

Natty is frustrated with Aliyah and drags her up to reel her in. Natty gets a Canadian rack and uses gravity to stretch Aliyah out. Aliyah fights up, sunset flips, TWO! Natty whips Aliyah hard into ropes, then stomps her down! The ref counts, Natty lets off at 4, and she stomps Aliyah in the corner. The ref counts, Natty doesn’t let off, that’s a disqualification!

Winner: Aliyah, by disqualification

Aliyah wins again, but Natty only gets angrier! Natty fires off hands on Aliyah, and even dribbles Aliyah off the mat! But here comes XIA LI! The Protector returns to defend Aliyah from the bully, Natalya! Xia gets in the ring, stares Natty down, and then blocks Natty’s punch! Xia sobats Natty out of the ring, then dares her to try again. Natty leaves it at this, but will Xia make sure Natty learns not to cross the line?

 

Los Lotharios VS The Viking Raiders!

Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo may not have won the #1 contenders Fatal 4 Way, but they can definitely be a speed bump in the road. Will Erik & Ivar stumble against these two studs? Or will they run right through the heartthrobs on their way to the Usos?

SmackDown returns as the Viking Raiders make their entrance. Nashville is ready for the raid, and the teams sort out. Humberto starts against Ivar and they circle. Humberto knees low, CLUBS Ivar, then clamps onto an arm. Ivar powers Humberto back, tags in Erik, and whip. Humberto dodges Ivar but Erik scoops him for a SLAM! Then Erik scoops and SLAMS Ivar onto Humberto! Erik roars, drags Humberto up to whip to ropes, then scoops. Humberto slips out, Garza tags in, and Humberto feeds Erik to Garza’s GAMANGIRI! Garza fires off hands, knees Erik at the ropes, and off come the pants!

Garza throws the pants at Erik, has him against ropes, and tags Carrillo. Garza holds Erik out, they LEAP FROG ATTACK Erik down! Then double basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Humberto rains down fists, then STANDING MOONSAULTS but flops! Erik KNEES Humberto down, hot tags to Garza and Ivar! The War Beard rallies on Garza, then hits a BASEMENT SPLASH! Humberto runs in, into a HEEL KICK! Ivar runs at Garza, but Garza dodges. He turns seated senton into POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Tag to Humberto, but Erik sneaks a tag in! Los Lotharios double whip Ivar, but he cartwheels through the double clothesline!

The Viking Raiders scoop a Lothario each, stack them on Erik, POWERBOMB POWERSLAM COMBO! Then they get Humberto up, THOR’S HAMMER!! Cover, The Viking Raiders win!

Winners: The Viking Raiders, by pinfall

Raid successful! But the ultimate challenge will be going after the gold! Will Erik & Ivar get the titles off the longest reigning SmackDown Tag Team Champions?

 

SmackDown Women’s Championship Contender’s Match: Charlotte Flair VS Naomi!

Adam Pearce stepped in to get past Sonya Deville’s bias, and now Naomi gets another chance! Will Nashville #FeelTheGlow now that things are fair and square against Flair?

SmackDown returns and Charlotte makes her entrance. But then Sonya appears outta nowhere and gets in the ring to talk with the ref. She wants to be the special guest referee?! Sonya throws off the jacket and the ref hands over his shirt. Naomi says Sonya can’t do this, but Sonya says she can. The bell rings, Naomi glares at Sonya, and then Charlotte ROCKS Naomi with a forearm! Fans boo but Charlotte stomps away! Sonya doesn’t count as a ref should, and Charlotte dribbles Naomi off the mat! Charlotte mocks the fans, drags Naomi into a headscissor necklock, and she RAMS Naomi into the mat again and again.

Charlotte squeezes tight, Sonya asks if Charlotte is okay, and she says yes. Charlotte TOSSES Naomi, and says this is too easy. She brings Naomi up to CHOP her in the corner. And CHOP! But Naomi kicks, Charlotte blocks, Naomi ENZIGURIS! And then RANA- NO! Charlotte blocks to a BOSTON CRAB! Naomi endures, crawls, Sonya stands in her way of the ropes! But Naomi fights through to kick Charlotte into Sonya! REAR VIEW!! Cover, but Sonya ignores it! Naomi would’ve won twice over by now! Naomi shouts at Sonya but then Charlotte CHOP BLOCKS the leg! FIGURE FOUR! Sonya just rings the bell?!?

Winner: Charlotte Flair, by referee stoppage

And then Charlotte bridges to a FIGURE EIGHT! Charlotte makes Naomi suffer a little longer, and then Sonya mocks Naomi, “How does it feel to be a big loser?” What does Naomi have to do to get Sonya to stop being a tyrant?

 

Backstage interview with Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins.

Kevin and Seth are in a good mood, even with tonight’s high stakes tag match. Why is Rollins willing to bet his Universal Championship opportunity? Kevin asks if he can take this one. Yeah, have at it. Kevin tells Kayla that if it wasn’t for the Usos, Kevin would be the longest reigning Universal Champion of all time, but they kept that from happening. So the thought of them doing that to his friend, Seth Rollins, it tears Kevin up inside. Rollins says Kevin has become an honest man! And Rollins says that the stakes may be huge, but the risk is worth the reward. Can Rollins beat Roman with the Usos by his side? Maybe.

But 1v1, well, “Death, taxes and Seth Freakin’ Rollins beats Roman Reigns every single time!” HAHAHA! Kevin even has a shirt that says that. The friends head out, but will it be a certainty that they make Roman VS Rollins truly 1v1?

 

Sami Zayn heads to the ring!

The Great Liberator continues to try and out Jackass the Jackass original, Johnny Knoxville, and we’ll see how he plans to do that, after the break.

SmackDown returns and it’s time for an all-new #InZayn! Sami has a collection of items on a table and he welcomes us to “self defense.” Many may not know this about Knoxville, but before he got famous doing Jackass, he got noticed for testing self-defense weapons on himself. So Sami is going to do the same here tonight! He has some of the most dangerous self-defense weapons on the market, and some not on the market, and will use them on himself! Anything Knoxville can do, Sami can do better! Starting with a cattle prod! The max setting could put down a rhino! So just going with level one, that’s quite a lot of voltage already.

Sami aims at himself, and here goes. One, two, three. ZAP! Sami hobbles around and tries to laugh off the pain. Not great, that wasn’t fun. Sami says it’s no big deal, really. Let’s go to level two! Knoxville was incapacitated for about 15 minutes, but let’s see how a real man handles it. Sami says he’ll even up the ante by putting it to his chest! Everyone, shut up! This is dangerous. One, two, three. ZAP! Sami falls right over into the ropes! Why does it hurt so much!? Sami gets up, but here comes Knoxville! So, Sami, you are so concerned about Knoxville making a mockery of his profession, yet Sami’s doing the same to Knoxville’s? Something seems off here…

Fans rally behind Knoxville and Sami says this is HIS show! Nothing is off! Knoxville snatches the cattle prod, and says this is a legit model. But it’s literally off. Sami never turned it on! Here, Knoxville will fix that. ZAP! And Sami falls right down! Yeah, that’s not good. Knoxville “apologizes” and wants to help Sami up. Sami asks why Knoxville did that, but Knoxville says, “See you at the Rumble.” And then Knoxville TOSSES Sami up and out! Will Sami stop trying to go InZayn and worry more about just wrestling the Rumble?

 

Adam Pearce talks with Eric Bischoff backstage.

Eric says a pessimist complains about the wind, while an optimist expects the winds to change. A true leader adjusts the sails. Pearce likes that. But in walks Sonya. Perfect timing. Pearce properly introduces them, and hopes Sonya knows of Eric’s history as a decision maker here in the WWE. Of course, and it’s a pleasure to meet him. She didn’t know he was coming, though. Well, Sonya, what you did out there in the ring was completely over the line. Pearce doesn’t know what this issue with Naomi is, but it needs to stop. It is affecting Sonya’s ability to lead. Pearce says  he’ll bring it to upper management that Sonya and Naomi should have a match, next week.

Sonya does her best not to explode, and says great. Let her know what they say. Sonya walks back out, and Eric says that was great leadership. Pearce thanks Eric for that, but will Naomi be the one who’s really thankful once she gets her hands on Sonya?

 

Sheamus w/ Ridge Holland VS Ricochet!

The Fella has his protégé back by his side! Will the damage to the nose be avenged? Or will the One and Only just give Sheamus some of the same?

SmackDown returns and Ricochet makes his entrance. The bell rings, Sheamus kicks low and fires off on Ricochet! Sheamus bumps Ricochet off buckles, fires more forearms, and Ridge says to unleash on Ricochet for the nose! Sheamus whips, Ricochet goes up and over then runs to KICK and CHOP and forearm! Ricochet runs, but into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Sheamus snarls, drags Ricochet and drives elbows into his shoulders. Sheamus knees Ricochet in the back then wraps on a chinlock. Sheamus thrashes Ricochet, Ricochet fights with fists and body shots to hit a JAWBREAKER!

Ricochet runs, Sheamus scoops but Ricochet slips free to tiger wall kick! And dropkick! Sheamus staggers, Ricochet runs, but into an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Ridge loves it and Sheamus soaks up the heat. Ricochet goes to the apron, Sheamus drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Sheamus gives Ricochet Beats of the Bodhrain! Sheamus stops at 9 to go out to the apron and CLOBBER Ricochet back into the ring! Sheamus drags Ricochet up in a motorcycle stretch but Ricochet kangaroo kicks free! Ricochet dodges the boot and Sheamus ends up on the apron! Ricochet triangle jump dropkicks Sheamus down!

Ricochet builds speed, and DIVES into a knee! Sheamus takes Ricochet outta the air, then puts him in the ring. Sheamus runs in and BROGUES! Cover, Sheamus wins!

Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall

Ridge celebrates with The Celtic Warrior as he rolls towards the Rumble! Will Sheamus win the Rumble once again to head back to WrestleMania’s main event?

 

Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs rock out backstage.

Wait, is that Double J? Jeff Jarrett is here! Double J, E, double F, J, A, double R, E, double T! HAHA~! That was good, guys. But Jeff has to say, Boogs plays a mighty fine guitar. What’s his name? Double J wants to know his name? He’s Rick… BOOGS! Well, can he spell it? R I C K- Well, anyway, will we get a duet of Boogs and Jarrett some day?

 

Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens VS The Usos!

The Visionary and Prizefighter want to keep Jimmy & Jey from helping out the Tribal Chief at the Royal Rumble, but Roman wants a vacation. Will the Bloodline ironically prove Rollins right by doing their cousin’s dirty work? Or will Seth & Kevin be the ones that level the playing field against the Head of the Table?

Roman is watching from his private room as Rollins and Kevin go to the ring. This high stakes main event tag match determines Rollins’ fate, after the break.

SmackDown returns and Rollins starts against Jimmy. Rollins wants Jimmy to acknowledge the fans singing Rollins’ theme. Then Rollins rolls Jimmy up, TWO! Backslide, ONE! Rollins Oklahoma Rolls, ONE! Jimmy bails out and Rollins is feeling good. Rollins gives Jimmy time to come back, Jey tags in. Fans want tables already but Jey kicks Rollins low. Jey headlocks to the takeover but Rollins rolls it to a cover, ONE! Another, ONE! A third, TWO! Jey mule kicks hard, then he RAMS Rollins into the corner! Tag to Jimmy, the Usos mug Rollins, and Roman is pleased. Tag back to Jey, they stomp away on Rollins, and then tag back to Jimmy.

The stomping continues, Jimmy fires up but fans are torn. Jimmy drags Rollins up but Rollins powers him to the other corner! Rollins fires off, tags Kevin, and they stomp away on Jimmy in return! Tag back to Rollins, he stomps Jimmy more, then lets off as the ref counts. Kevin gets up to fire up the fans, and Rollins wrenches to kick Jimmy low. Rollins scoops and SLAMS Jimmy, then goes to a corner. Rollins climbs, but Jey distracts the ref. Jimmy trips Rollins up! Kevin protests but Jimmy bumps Rollins off buckles. Tag to Jey, Jimmy ROCKS Rollins with an uppercut, then holds Rollins still for Jey’s forearm smash!

Jey CLUBS Rollins down, stomps Rollins, and tags Jimmy. The Usos mug Rollins, Jimmy bumps Rollins off buckles, then stomps him down. Fans are torn as Jimmy holds up the finger. “UCE! SO!” Jimmy runs, but Rollins LARIATS him down! Fans fire up as both men are down, hot tag to Kevin! Kevin dodges Jimmy and fires off forearms and CHOPS! Kevin whips, CLOBBERS Jimmy with an elbow and adds a SENTON! Kevin DECKS Jey, shouts “SUCK IT!” and runs corner to corner and CANNONBALL into Jimmy! Then Kevin goes up top, only for Jey to rush over. Kevin kicks Jey away, SWANTONS onto Jimmy’s knees!

SUPERKICK! Tag to Jey, and he finds Kevin on the outside to SUPERKICK again! The Usos stand tall as SmackDown goes to break!

SmackDown returns again and both Kevin and Jimmy are down. They crawl for their corners, hot tag to Jey and he goes past Kevin to DECK Rollins! Jey drags Kevin away, the ref keeps Rollins from getting in, and Jey stomps away on Kevin! Roman nods as he watches, but Kevin CHOPS back. Kevin DECKS Jimmy, CHOPS Jey, but Jey mule kicks! Kevin drops into the corner, Jimmy holds him down and Jey stomps. Tag, and Jimmy stomps Kevin down now. Jimmy rains down fists, the ref counts, Jimmy lets off at 4. Fans rally, Jimmy drags Kevin up but Kevin blocks the kick, and ducks the Dragon Whip to ENZIGURI!

Both men are down again, Kevin crawls, hot tags to Jey and Rollins! Rollins rallies on Jey, whips but Jey reverses, only to get a SLINGBLADE! And then a fireman’s carry, to a GUT BUSTER! Rollins clotheslines Jey out of the ring! Jimmy runs in but Rollins sends him out, too! Rollins builds speed and DIVES! He takes out both Usos at once! Nashville fires up as Rollins puts Jey back in. Rollins aims from the apron, springboards in, FLYING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Jey survives but Rollins drags Jey back up to suplex. Jey slips out, waistlocks, but Rollins switches. Jey switches back, back suplexes to a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Jey is frustrated, but he gets up and aims from a corner. SUPER- NO! Rollins blocks to kick and reel Jey in! Jey fights the bomb, Jimmy tags in! Rollins runs into an ALLEY-UCE! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and the Usos can’t believe it! Fans rally up, Jimmy decks Kevin off the apron to take away a tag! Jimmy goes up top, Rollins stands but he gets under Jimmy! Kevin tags in, ROLLING ELBOW from Rollins! Jey gets in, but gets a PELE! Kevin POP-UP POWERBOMBS Jimmy! Cover, TWO!! But Kevin hurries to put Jimmy in a drop zone! Kevin goes back up top, fans fire up, but Jimmy ROCKS him with an uppercut!

Jimmy GAMANGIRIS Kevin, then climbs up after him. Kevin holds ropes, and turns things around, SUPER FISHERMAN BUSTER! Kevin crawls to the cover, Jey breaks it! Fans are thunderous as Rollins tags back in! Forearm smash for Jey, then a flurry of fists and feet for Jimmy! Jey SUPERKICKS Rollins! Kevin kicks but no stunner! Kevin blocks Jey’s superkick to STUNNER anyway! Jimmy SUPERKICKS Kevin! Rollins SUPERKICKS Jimmy! ROLLING ELBOW, then the DREAM SMASHER! Fans are thunderous and singing Rollins’ theme as he aims at Jimmy, CURB STOMP!! But Roman runs in to SUPERMAN PUNCH!!

Winners: Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens, by disqualification (The Usos are banned from ringside)

Rollins was going to win, so Roman beat him to it! The Usos are still out of the equation, and the Architect is under the skin of the Tribal Chief! Will Rollins take advantage of Roman’s frustration and take away the Universal Championship?


My Thoughts:

A pretty good episode of SmackDown, though sadly a lot of it shares the same formula as Raw. The matches weren’t as long as they could’ve or should’ve been, and the promos took priority. I will say, stars from Raw showing up was quite a surprise. Perhaps a ratings grab play, maybe even an indicator that the rosters are combining into one again. But in Xavier Woods’ absence, it’s great that Big E is here to support Kofi. Kofi gets redemption in the rematch with Moss, and turns out we’re getting a tag match, New Day VS Corbin & Moss. That will be a really good match for the go-home as everyone’s going into the Rumble.

Jarrett showing up was random but they could be planting seeds for him and Boogs having something for WrestleMania. Bischoff showing up was cool, and I like that Pearce is putting Sonya in her place. Sonya again screws over Naomi but now she and Naomi are going to have a match. I just hope it lasts longer than five minutes, given how WWE is doing things these days. Aliyah gets another win because Natty loses her cool, but I appreciate that WWE remembered they were building to something with Natty and Xia. Viking Raiders get a quick win over Los Lotharios to stay warm for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship match, but it doesn’t do much to make me think they’re winning the titles.

Sheamus getting payback on Ricochet for Ridge was rather anticlimactic. It was too short of a match for what we know those two can do. And can’t Ridge get payback for himself? Why is it Boogs gets the push while partnered with Nakamura but Ridge is just around while he’s partnered with Sheamus? They should basically be parallels. And when is Sami getting his title shot? I get Sami wasn’t going to really zap himself with the cattle prod, but they used such a corny zap sound. Even when Knoxville appeared to “really” zap Sami, it was a bad sound effect. Even though Sami’s the Heel, I hope he gets to eliminate Knoxville to get that heat, and then Nakamura eliminates Sami as instant karma.

But as has been the case for SmackDown these last 508 days, the best stuff was with the Bloodline. That really was a well made video to highlight Roman’s reign, and the interplay between Roman and the Usos was great stuff. Rollins and Kevin were great as always, too, and their tag match was a great match. I should’ve figured Roman would throw the match out of frustration. The Usos won’t be part of the main event, so unless someone from Raw who doesn’t like Rollins costs him, this could be the best opportunity to take that title of Roman before 600+ days.

My Score: 8.1/10


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