SmackDown settles scores before Survivor Series!
Seth Rollins wants revenge on his former disciple, and Daniel Bryan returns with a vendetta against Jey Uso, all before SmackDown faces Raw on Sunday!
- 8 Man Tag: The New Day & Street Profits VS Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler; The New Day & Street Profits win.
- Survivor Series Women’s Team SmackDown Qualifier: Natalya VS Tamina; Natalya wins and joins Team SmackDown.
- Seth Rollins VS Buddy Murphy; Murphy wins.
- Daniel Bryan VS Jey Uso; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Street Profits are in the Champions’ Lounge!
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions asks if you’re ready~, ready~, ready~ for this! They repo’d this from Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro just in time for Survivor Series! It will be a final farewell to the Undertaker! The Dead Man, Big Evil, the Phenom! Taker rolling into the room and rolling those eyes back always got Ford fired up. Wait, what’s going on? Is it… “Rest… In…” Big E! Why is it a sombrero? That’s all they had in props. But speaking of being buried, they’re just two days from- Yeah, they know. Two days from beating The New Day and giving Kofi his Jamaican accent back. S O S! No, that’s never coming back!
Big E says they were two days away from facing a man who won the world title at the Show of Shows, Kofi Kingston, and the most underrated wrestler in the world, Xavier Woods! They are facing the Picassos of Punches. the Monets of Moves. The Basquiat of Beatdowns! But they’re against the team too fine for wine so they went with champagne. The Triple Crown Champs that always put it down! And at this historic Survivor Series, the new day comes to an end, because all Profits do is win, win, win. They’ll break bread with ya bois any other day, but this Sunday, they’re whooping those A double dollar signs. And why? Becaaaause #WeWantTheSmoke!
Well you don’t have to sell it to Big E. Sell it to Kofi and Woods! Because they’re here! AWWW~ Street Profiiits~! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous TEN TIME CHAMPS, and FEEL~ the POWER~! Big E is telling the truth, because the Raw Tag Team Champions are heading to the ring! The Brand to Brand Invitation is in effect as Woods says, “We know we don’t even go here no more, but we were invited. So we said why not?” Come back to see giant fists smashing through glass! Stay in the SmackDown Hotel one more time! Give the WWE on Fox Twitter account something to tweet! But they’re also here because we’re just days away from Survivor Series, and they want to talk with the Profits.
The Profits are talking about passing the torch, but they’re right to want the smoke and ONLY the smoke! They don’t want this fire, because they’d be dead men! Whoa, that’s harsh, Woods. No it was a segue into Taker. Oh right! And as a tribute to Taker, they will recreate his signature SIT UP! That’s a strong sit up! But wait, here comes Sami Zayn! Sami says all anyone can talk about is Taker when we’re headed into one of the biggest PPV of the year! Fun fact that no one knows: The only reason Taker is saying this is his final farewell is because he knows Sami owes him payback for the Madison Square Garden choke slam! WWE is letting Taker take the coward’s way out!
But the one who can’t take that way out is Lashley! And WWE would love to protect “tha United States Champeen,” who looks good in a suit and all that. But Sami will show the world that the Intercontinental Champion is better than the US Champion! Now, New Day, Sami wants to make this clear. He isn’t here to hurt them. He could, but he won’t. Instead of New Day yammering on about Taker, talk about the hottest thing in WWE, talk about the master strategist, the Champion of the People, Sami Zayn! Well, uh, they can try that. Maybe even something nice. Sami’s outfit is great! He looks like a recently divorced dad who got a down payment on a studio apartment! King of the castle of 400 square feet!
But speaking of kings, here comes the King of the Ring! Yes, Woods finally gets his crown! No, that’s not this! Baron Corbin wants Sami to stand up to New Day> It was bad enough for McIntyre to show up, but now these guys? Didn’t they just have their farewell match? First off, Corbin, great crown, that’ll look even better on Woods. Secondly, the farewell was about being SmackDown superstars. They’re now Raw superstars and they’re visiting. Super simple. Well Corbin make it simple: They don’t belong on HIS show! So go! Yeah, their show! Wait, here comes Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode! “Wait a minute, what is this here?” Corbin and Ziggler are bros, but bros before ho-luva kicks. Ziggler doesn’t like Sami being in this situation but that’s for later.
Ziggler says New Day needs to go, or they’ll get fired on their day off. It was real “cute” for them and the Profits to just trade titles, but y’know what? It cost Roode and Ziggler an opportunity >They should be champions, not the New Day! And the New Day knows that if they had another match, the Glorious Show-Offs would be champions, not them! So they want a match, is that it? How about one with a twist? The titles can be defended on a different show, right? But against who? Who who who? Ziggler and Roode are great and all, but y’know who might be better? The King of SmackDown, Your Highness, his name etched in the Hall of Fame! But Corbin is going to let these two stand in his way to immortality? Block his path?
Ziggler says there’s no beef here. Corbin says he and Sami aren’t a team. Sami agrees, but if they did team, they’d beat Roode and Ziggler, no offense. No, Sami would hold him back. Sami argues with Ziggler, but Sami points out they’re not a team. Woods gets it. This is good. These four should have a match right here tonight, and the winners get a shot at the W, W, E, Raw, Tag, Team, CHAMPIONSHIPS~! Kofi says it’s enticing, everyone loves titles, and it looks like the four might start fighting! But then they all go after the New Day! So here come the Street Profits!
The SmackDown champions throw down Roode and Dolph then go after the king and… Sami. Corbin stays up but the New Day double clothesline him out! Ford FLIES to bowl everyone over! But Kofi and Woods wanted to do that. Will they get a chance after this sorts out during break?
8 Man Tag: The New Day & Street Profits VS Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler!
The Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Champions combine forces to take on common enemies! Will Kofi, Woods, Montez and Dawkins be able to work together when they know they’ll be going 2v2 in two days?
SmackDown returns as Ford fights up out of Ziggler’s sleeper hold. Ziggler throws haymakers and then whips Ford to a corner. Ford goes up and over and shows off with a flip. Things speed up, Ford hurdles and hurdles and dropkicks Ziggler down! Ford drags Ziggler up, wrenches and tags Dawkins before the whip. Dawkins runs Ziggler over, then back suplex splashes Ford down! Cover, TWO! Dawkins brings Ziggler up but Ziggler kicks a leg and dropkicks Dawkins down! “That’s how it’s done!” Tag to Roode but Dawkins dropkicks him down! Dawkins wrenches, tags Kofi, and Kofi wrenches but Roode knees low.
Roode headlocks, Kofi power out and things speed up. Kofi hurdles, hurdles and back elbows! Kofi dropkicks Roode to the corner, has even move aside, “Time to turn up!” Kofi stomps a mudhole, tags Woods, and Woods stomps. The New Day classic stampede gets momentarily disrupted as Ford tags in, but then Kofi tags in to keep it going. Kofi whips Woods in for a basement dropkick to Roode! Cover, TWO! Woods drags Roode up, wrenches but Roode whips him away to elbow him down hard! Roode grimaces as he tags in Corbin. Corbin drags the would be king to throw hands on him! The ref counts, Corbin brings Woods around but Woods throws body shots and CHOPS!
CHOP CHOP CHOP and Woods whips, but Corbin reveres. Woods boots back from the corner, and Honor Rolls into DEEP SIX! Cover, TWO! Corbin seethes as he drags Woods up by his hair and beard. Corbin throws elbows into the head and shoulders but the ref gets him to let off. Sami taunts Woods and Corbin drags Woods up to choke grip. Woods slips out of the chokeslam to sunset flip, TWO! Hot tag to Ford! Ford fires off, mule kicks and front kicks to dropkick! Ford dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover but Roode and Dolph break it! Dawkins and the New Day go after them and Sami!
Kofi runs at Roode, misses in the corner then goes up, but FORD takes it?! Dawkins asks what happened and Kofi says it was a mistake! Kofi tries to figure out how it happened, though, and SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns, Ford is in another chinlock from Ziggler but is fighting up as fans rally on their screens. Ford is up, throws body shots, but Ziggler throws Ford down! Ziggler drags Ford away, tags in Corbin, but Corbin is upset that A) Sami is barking orders and B) isn’t even considering a tag. Corbin throws hands on Ford but Ford hits back! Ford kicks but Corbin throws Ford into another corner! Corbin throws a knee but Ford throws an elbow! Ford crossbodies but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Corbin clamps onto Ford and then rains down furious fists! Corbin glares at Dawkins and the New Day while he drags Ford up.
Corbin brings Ford over, clubs him in the chest, then tags Ziggler. Ziggler brings Ford out but Ford ROCKS him with a right! Ford ROCKS Ziggler again, but Ziggler shoves him back into the corner! Ford hits whoever but Ziggler punches him down. Ziggler back suplexes but Ford lands on his feet to enziguri! Both men are down again, their teams rally up, hot tags to Roode and Kofi! Kofi rallies on Roode, hits Corbin then clobbers Roode! And again! And a dropkick! Kofi fires up, runs and gives Roode the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! Kofi aims from a corner and claps, “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Roode is up, but he ducks Trouble to kick low. Kofi slips out of Glorious DDT and runs, woods tags in as Roode throws Kofi out. Woods kicks Roode, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!
Woods watches Roode stir, but Dawkins tags in! Corbin CLOBBERS Woods, Dawkins DECKS Corbin! Dawkins hits the cyclone splash on Roode, but runs into a SPINE BUSTER! Roode tags Sami in! Sami doesn’t want to be in, he has Lashley on Sunday! But he has Dawkins tonight as Dawkins HIP TOSSES, then ANOINTING SPINE BUSTER! Ford tags in, FROM THE HEAVENS! Cover, Profits and New Day win!
Winners: The New Day & The Street Profits, by pinfall
Dawkins is upset with Kofi, Woods is upset with Dawkins, but whatever they feel now is second to the match they’ll have this Sunday! Between Raw and SmackDown, who will prove they are #TheBestoftheBest tag team champions today?
Daniel Bryan and Kayla Braxton are on standby backstage.
But before the interview can start, Sami comes in, complaining to a ref and arguing about the result. Sami wasn’t holding a tag rope! That’s not legal! But is this funny to Bryan? Are they all getting a kick out of seeing Sami get screwed over? Does Bryan think he’s better than Sami for getting the big returns? Everyone needs to show him the respect he deserves! Bryan SLAPS Sami down! Sami gets up but says if it weren’t for his match with Lashley, he’d be fighting Bryan now! Sami won’t forget this! Sami storms off and Bryan says he did that for social distancing. Will Bryan take care of his issue with Jey to then worry about Sami?
SmackDown returns with a proper interview of Daniel Bryan.
Bryan’s new haircut is definitely something. But three weeks ago, he lost to Jey Uso in a Team SmackDown qualifier. However, that wasn’t enough. Footage replays of Jey falling in line behind Roman Reigns, and brutalizing Bryan all around ringside with multiple Uso Splashes, one of which being through the announce desk. Even that wasn’t enough as Jey pushed Bryan’s stretcher over to give him one last splash! Knowing what Jey is willing to do now, is Bryan concerned about returning? Bryan understands why they’d think that. But Jey’s interview saying it wasn’t personal, Bryan believes him. Jey has a devil on his shoulder, talking and shouting very loudly, pushing him around. Bryan gets that. Everyone has a devil and an angel, even Bryan.
But right now, as Bryan prepares and sees that footage, which one do you think is reminding Bryan of the injuries, of how he couldn’t hold his daughter and how she cried seeing him? Is Bryan worried about coming back? No. Jey should be worried, though. Because it’s nothing personal.
Adam Pearce talks with Team SmackDown’s fifth man!
It was Pearce’s honor to be the one to decide on who fills out SmackDown’s men’s team. An opportunity everyone wanted, but the story alone is what made Pearce think of this man! This man’s tenacity and ability to bounce back from losing so much is what the team needs! The fifth man is… OTIS! “Ohhh yeah~!” Otis won’t let the team down! And Chad Gable is proud of him! “We did it!” They tapped in to Otis’ inner alpha, and there’s nothing that is impossible. Now they have to prepare for Survivor Series!
Natty runs over and is upset. If Pearce has the power to just select someone to a team, why is she facing Tamina for one of the last spots? Yes, but Pearce only has the power to choose one person for each team. That last person has to be a proven leader and competitor, which is why he chose… Bayley. WHAT?! Does he know who Natty is?! She’s the #BOAT, Best of All Time! What is he doing?! What he’s doing now is saying her match is next. Natty swishes her ponytail into Pearce’s face as she storms off. Will the winningest woman just focus on winning her way onto the team?
Seth Rollins speaks.
“Murphy. Before I took you under my wing, you were nothing. A nobody. And then I saved you.” Rollins gave Murphy new life, and is responsible for everything good Murphy has in that life! Murphy’s burgeoning career, his bright future, and even his beautiful girlfriend. “Because remember, Murphy. If it wasn’t for me and the greater good, you wouldn’t have even met Aalyah.” And what does Murphy do to thank him? STAB HIM IN THE BACK! He gets set up, betrayed! But Rollins wants Murphy to remember that Rollins will no longer suffer for Murphy’s mistake. Murphy will pay for them. And when Rollins teaches him this final lesson, Murphy will go back to being what he was before: nothing.
Survivor Series Women’s Team SmackDown Qualifier: Natalya VS Tamina!
The Queen of Harts and Daughter of Superfly have tried to qualify before, but this is their last chance! Who joins Bianca Belair, the Riott Squad and now Bayley on Team SmackDown to face Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce, Lana, and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions this Sunday?
Speaking of Team SmackDown, Bianca is on commentary to watch this. Bianca is cut off by BAYLEY joining commentary! Bayley already brags how she was Pearce’s choice, and “wishes” Natty luck. The bell rings and Natty dodges Tamina to throw haymakers! Tamina shoves Natty and SUPERKICKS her down! Natty bails out while Bayley pulls up a chair. Natty checks her jaw but Tamina heads out to grab her and whip her into steps! Bayley says she should’ve been invited to commentary, because “I’M THE CAPTAIN!” Tamina covers Natty, TWO! Bianca says Bayley isn’t captain of anything. Bianca respects what Bayley has done, but Bianca won her way onto this team.
In the ring, Tamina fireman’s carries Natty but Natty fights off to waistlock. Tamina powers Natty into buckles, and the Riott Squad is watching as Tamina throws elbows! Tamina goes corner to corner but Natty dodges and Tamina POSTS her self! Bayley keeps laughing at her own jokes but Natty DISCUS clotheslines Tamina! And then puts on the SHARPSHOOTER! Tamina taps, Natty is finally on the team!
Winner: Natalya, by submission (joins Team SmackDown)
Bayley celebrates for the team and wants the rest of the team to join them. The squad walks out and Bayley wants Bianca to join in, too. Bianca doesn’t want to if it’s Bayley’s orders. Natty hugs Bayley but Bayley doesn’t do that anymore. Bayley claps at Bianca, “Join, the, team.” Bianca and the Squad do join Natty and Bayley in the ring and they stand together. Will this fearsome five be enough to take down Team Raw?
Drew McIntyre heads to the ring!
Raw’s WWE World Champion is back, because he and The Tribal Chief are to sign a contract for their Survivor Series match! We’ll see Roman Reigns arrive, after the break.
SmackDown returns and Adam Pearce sits with McIntyre in the ring. Roman makes his entrance, with his Special Counsel by his side. Roman joins McIntyre and Pearce in the ring, but he makes Pearce give up his chair since that’s the head of the table. Roman and McIntyre stare each other down before Pearce thanks them for joining him. This is very simple: they will sign the contract and the match will be official. Roman tells Pearce to sit down, so Pearce takes the open chair. Roman says he knew McIntyre could do it. Roman believed he could. Wanna know why? “I’ve been in your shoes.” All the lessons, Roman’s already learned them. Heyman told Roman something and Roman will tell McIntyre now, “You are the right guy in the right place, at the wrong time.”
McIntyre says he knows what Roman is trying to do. Roman’s trying to get in McIntyre’s head, piss him off, get him to attack. But that won’t happen. McIntyre has the match. He could sit here, talk about how he feels about Roman and how Roman does business. Roman can talk about McIntyre, or about himself which is his obvious preference. McIntyre will just get to the point. “You told me, ‘go out and win a title.’ I won the title. Not for you, but for me.” And then Pearce told McIntyre to be here to sign the contract and make this official, so he will. McIntyre puts pen to paper then passes it all to Roman for his turn. “Your show, your move.” But McIntyre gives Roman some advice: “Please underestimate me. Use these last two days of peace to prepare for war.”
Roman takes the contract, smirks as he takes his time picking up the pen, but Heyman makes sure it is a different pen so he and McIntyre won’t have touched the same thing. But then Roman thinks on how McIntyre was trying to give him advice. The Counsel advises the Chief. This IS Roman’s show, and this is Roman’s company! Roman allows McIntyre to sit under the learning tree with one last lesson. Sunday, McIntyre is not going to like “the brutal truth, but one day you will. And that is, you are… a secondary title holder.” McIntyre is a prop, a stand-in! He’s the guy with the title that they use when Roman’s busy or just doesn’t want to do something. That is who McIntyre is. The whole world knows Roman Reigns.
But Roman will tell McIntyre again: “I’m THE Champion. I’m the face of WWE. I am your Tribal Chief, and I am the head of the table.” One day, years from now, McIntyre will finally have the chance to be the man. McIntyre will finally be the face of the company, the top champion. And when he does, he will look back to this night and thank Roman. One day, McIntyre will see the man that he has always wanted to be, and think back to this moment, and will love Roman for it. And Roman will love McIntyre right back. “Because Drew… You will always be my favorite number two.” Roman finishes signing, Heyman fetches his belt for him, and Roman smirks as he leaves. McIntyre stands up and shakes his head. Will we see who is the top of the mountain in WWE at Survivor Series?
Seth Rollins VS Buddy Murphy!
The Architect’s story with Rey Mysterio may be over, but now he must write the rest of the tale between him and his first, and last, “disciple.” Will Murphy prove Rollins has been a false prophet all along? Or will Murphy be punished for his transgressions against “the greater good?”
SmackDown returns as Murphy makes his entrance, Aalyah and the family by his side! Murphy comes down with a head of steam but Rollins DECKS him off the apron! Murphy gets up, Rollins wants the Mysterios to get back, and Murphy says it’s fine. The bell rings, Rollins dodges the knee and rams Murphy to a corner! Murphy and Rollins scrap, the ref counts but Rollins lets off at 4. Murphy BOOTS and tackles Rollins and the scrapping continues! Rollins gets to a corner, Murphy runs in but misses and knees buckles! Rollins is outside but Murphy goes after him, only for Rollins to TOSS Murphy into barriers! Rollins drags Murphy back up, and POSTS him! Rollins puts Murphy in, glares at Rey and Dominik and dares them to fight him!
Rollins drags Murphy up, whip shim out and CLOBBERS him! Rollins puts Murphy against ropes and taunts him as he grinds him, then traps him in the ropes! The ref reprimands but Rollins says, “You remember this, don’t you?” Rollins slaps Murphy, then hurries out to find a kendo stick! The ref says Rollins can’t, he will be disqualified. Rollin says he doesn’t care about that! But Rey grabs the stick from Rollins! Rollins DECKS Rey for it! And then bounces him off the announce desk! Dom chases Rollins into the ring, Rollins DECKS Dom! Rollins throws Dom into barriers! Murphy frees himself and hurries out to go after Rollins!
Murphy whips Rollins into barriers, into the ring, and climbs up the corner! Rollins shoves Murphy down and Murphy hits barriers! Aalyah hurries over to check on him but Rollins comes out. Rollins stares Aalyah down as she backs away but she trips and falls. Rollins laughs at poor little Aalyah but he lets her be while SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns and Rollins digs his boot into Murphy in the corner. Rollins stops at 4 to whip Murphy corner to corner hard, and Murphy bounces off buckles to hit the mat. Rollins whips him again but Murphy reverses. Murphy runs in but into an elbow. Rollins goes up, Murphy tucks him in but Rollins kicks him away first! Rollins runs to SLING BLADE! Cover, TWO! The Mysterios rally for Murphy but Rollins looms over him. Rollins drags Murphy up and chokes him in front of them! The ref counts, Rollins stops to then climb up in the corner and rain down punches! Rollins gloats but Murphy tuck shim in for CHEEKY NANDOS!
Rollins staggers about, Murphy dodges him and throws him out, to then wreck him with a dropkick! Murphy runs and FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp! Murphy hurries to put Rollins in, kicks him down, then heads up top! Rollins gets up and springs to the top rope! Murphy shoves him away, Rollins comes back again, and SUPERPLEXES, to the roll through, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Rollins seethes as Murphy survives. The Mysterios rally up and fans join in. Rollins stalks Murphy to the apron, brings Murphy up, but Murphy holds onto ropes! Rollins throws body shots and haymakers, but Murphy ROCKS him right back!
Rollins ROCKS Murphy, Murphy ROCKS Rollins! They brawl, Murphy BOOTS, and then KNEE TRIGGERS Rollins down! The Mysterios cheer as Murphy gets Rollins back in the ring. Murphy gets in, but Rollins DRAPING CURB STOMPS him!! Rollins flounders over to drag Murphy in for a cover, ROPEBREAK!! Murphy survives and Rollins can’t believe it! The Mysterios cheer, but Rollins is furious! “I gave you everything!” Rollins drags Murphy up, reels him in, and BUCKLE BOMBS! Murphy flounders and Rollins tells the Mysterios to shut up! Rollins runs, into a KNEE TRIGGER!! Rollins tries again but gets another KNEE TRIGGER! Rollins swings, into MURPHY’S LAW! Murphy crawls to the cover, Murphy wins!!
Winner: Buddy Murphy, by pinfall
Victory over the ruthless Rollins, and Murphy celebrates with the Mysterios! Will this lead him and the family to the promised land?
Sasha Banks heads to the ring!
The Boss is here, ready to meet with the Empress of Tomorrow in a face to face before battling at Survivor Series! We’ll see Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champions meet again, after the break.
SmackDown returns and Asuka makes her entrance. She even has pyro! Michael Cole is in the ring to plug #TheBestoftheBest, and these two here are synonymous with that term. Cole wants to bring up that this isn’t just Champion VS Champion, it is the end of a rather bitter rivalry when Sasha took the Raw Women’s Championship from Asuka over the Summer. “Damn right I did!” Sasha laughs but Asuka says it doesn’t matter what Sasha did in the past. “You are not the Boss of me~!” Is she done? Cole was about to ask something of Sasha. Yes, because at SummerSlam, Asuka beat Sasha to take that title back, and has held it ever since. Does Asuka have Sasha’s number?
Is Cole forgetting what time it is? It is BOSS TIME, all the time! But Sasha is going to take time to give Asuka her props. Asuka is one of the greatest in the world, but as far as SummerSlam goes- “Oh you didn’t know~!” Asuka says Sasha lost! Sasha “laughs” at Asuka’s imitation of Road Dogg. She’s got jokes, but it won’t be a laughing matter when Sasha puts Asuka in the Bank Statement and make her tap out. There is no question that Sasha is Best of the Best. Asuka “laughs” now, and she quotes John Cena, “YOU CAN’T SEE ME!” What? Asuka better not wave her hand like that again. Sasha can see Asuka, and for cone she can understand her. If Asuka wants to run her mouth, we don’t have to wait until Sunday. Let’s handle this now.
Sasha throws off the shoes, but Asuka doesn’t move. When you are the star and the standard of the Women’s Division, “you have to know who’s the best of the best, and that is me.” Asuka goes back to her own catchphrase, “You are not ready for Asuka!” Sasha says she’s born ready. But Carmella attacks Sasha! And Asuka doesn’t really care. The Untouchable Carmella feeds Sasha to her boot! And then hoists Sasha up top, to put her in a Tree of Woe and stomp away! And still, Asuka doesn’t care. Carmella pulls Sasha’ into the ropes and says she told her to watch her back! Boss Time is over. Mella hits a FABULOUS KICK to ram Sasha into the post!
Asuka just watches Mella leave and Sasha flop out of the corner. Win or lose at Survivor Series, will Sasha’s time be spent going after the Untouchable?
Backstage interview with Jey Uso
Kayla wants a word on Bryan’s comments. Unless he’s not allowed to talk. Still got jokes, huh? But Jey has the greenlight to speak to her, and to finish what he started with Bryan. Bryan saying Roman a devil ordering Jey around like Jey isn’t responsible for himself? No! Jey put Bryan through a table because he wanted to! He threw Bryan off the stretcher because he wanted to! The only devil talking to Jey is his inner demon, and right now it’s saying to go get ‘im. Will Jey and Bryan put each other through hell in the main event?
Daniel Bryan VS Jey Uso!
SmackDown returns and Bryan’s in the ring. Jey makes his entrance, and this match begins! Bryan rushes Jey with forearms but Jey gives them back! Jey gest the edge but Bryan fights from below. Jey still clubs Bryan down and to the ropes. Jey whips, Bryan hurdles and kicks! And kicks! Bryan gets the leg, turns Jey over and ties him up in a Queen Angelito! Bryan adds crossface forearms! And drops a knee! Bryan drags Jey up to CHOP him, then CHOP him down! And drop another knee! Jey flounders but Bryan drags him up, only for Jey to uppercut! Jey whips Bryan, elbows Bryan down, and grits his teeth as he shakes out the arms.
Jey throws off wrist tape and tells Bryan it wasn’t personal. This might be, though as Jey pushes Bryan out and then whips him into steps! Jey pulls the desk hood off and clears things away. But Bryan ROCKS Jey with a right and puts him in the ring. Bryan climbs up, leaps, and missile dropkicks! Jey flounders to a corner while Bryan clutches his back. Bryan goes after Jey with Yes Kicks in the corner! And European Uppercuts! Bryan throws body shots, then stomps Jey in the ropes! Jey ROCKS Bryan with a right! Bryan hits back, throws more uppercuts, and Jey flounders again. Bryan whips Jey to ropes but Jey kicks him back! Jey runs in but is dumped out! Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and both men go down!
Jey flounders up, clutching his head. He clipped the desk on the way down, Bryan goes after him with more uppercuts and body shots! Jey shoves Bryan away, then back drops him through the desk! Bryan is down and the count is climbing as SmackDown goes to break!
SmackDown returns once more and Jey tells Bryan this isn’t personal, as he STOMPS Bryan’s back! Jey keeps stomping, then rains down furious fists! Jey seethes as he lets off, and continues to insist it isn’t personal. Bryan sits up, Jey drags him up to scoop and SLAM him! Fans thumbs down on their screens but Jey ignores them to KICK Bryan in the ribs! Bryan gets to a corner, Jey CHOPS him! Jey throws body shots, CHOPS Bryan again, then says “It wasn’t supposed to be like that, DB.” Bryan was in the wrong place. Jey headbutts low, but Bryan manages to stay up. Jey scoops Bryan for a BACKBREAKER! Bryan goes to the apron, clutching his back, and Jey says it wasn’t personal.
Jey swings but Bryan counter punches! Bryan throws haymakers, then heads up top. Jey forearms Bryan down, climbs up to join him, and brings Bryan up for a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down, Jey crawls to a cover, TWO! Fans build to a rally for Brayn as he and Jey stir. Jey sits up first, stalks behind Bryan, and drags him up to whip him to ropes. Fireman’s carry, but Bryan crucifix counters the drop! TWO!! Jey hurries up, but into a YES LOCK! Bryan cranks on Jey, claws the eyes even, and goes back to the crossface. Jey rolls around, gets loose and drives elbows over and over into the side! And knees, too! Fans give more thumbs down as Jey stops just to catch his breath.
Jey goes to a corner, climbs up top, but Bryan trips him up! Bryan climbs up behind Jey, brings him up, and SUPER BACK SUPLEXES!! Both men land hard but especially Jey! Bryan fires himself up and fans fire up with him! Bryan aims at Jey, and YES Kicks! And kicks! And then kicks from all sides! Bryan powers up to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! Jey survives and Bryan is a bit stunned. Bryan looms over Jey, grabs the wrists, and gives Jey DANIELSON STOMPS! Bryan lets off to aim from a corner, “YES! YES! YES!” Jey is in a corner, Bryan runs in, SUPERKICK! Another SUPERKICK! Jey fires up and says no yes! This is HELL NO, for another SUPERKICK! Jey climbs up top again, leaps, USO- KNEES!! Cradle cover, Bryan wins!!
Winner: Daniel Bryan, by pinfall
It wasn’t personal, but it was brutal! Bryan stands tall and Jey is only angrier now! Will he be able to rebound and redeem himself when he and Team SmackDown face Team Raw?
This was a great go-home from SmackDown! Though with some interesting choices here and there. Firstly, the contract signing just for a Champion VS Champion match at Survivor Series. The execution was great, though, with great promos from both McIntyre and Roman. Even the little detail of Roman wanting to sit at the head of the table just to be consistent with one of his many new nicknames was great. That match really could go either way, but will likely be overbooked to keep both men strong. After all, The Miz is Mr. Money in the Bank and could actually target either man with the contract. I don’t think he’ll win, and the cash-in will surely end up cancelled, but using that to cost Drew would be pretty smart for everyone involved.
Sasha and Asuka having their own face-to-face just because was alright. I don’t really get Sasha’s attitude right now. I get she was only just a Heel, but she was the Face against Bayley, and now she feels like a forced Tweener. Asuka quoting iconic catchphrases was just as odd, too, but Asuka has become increasingly quirky in 2020, so let’s chalk it up to that. It was, however, hilarious that she didn’t do a thing to stop Carmella. It makes sense, because it’s not Asuka’s fight. But similarly to Roman and McIntyre, I have a feeling Sasha VS Asuka gets overbooked because Carmella will want to get Sasha to finally pay attention to her.
We got a great blending of the opening segments, between Profits plugging Survivor Series and Big E pretending to be Taker, that was then followed up by New Day having good promos with Sami, Corbin, Roode and Ziggler. The 8 Man was great, especially with Sami not wanting to get involved because he’s worried about facing Lashley. Sami taking the loss for that reason was a great move, as was him and Bryan have a confrontation backstage. Bryan VS Sami is definitely becoming an Intercontinental Championship feud on the road to Royal Rumble. Bryan and Jey had great promos to hype their great and aggressive main event. It works that Bryan won because he’ll be heading after the IC title with momentum, and it puts it on Jey to make up for things at Survivor Series.
Team SmackDown didn’t have nearly as much interaction as Team Raw, and I’m a little surprised it was Otis named to the team and not Big E. But I suppose Big E can do plenty of other things on the way to Royal Rumble, which everyone would love to see him win anyway. Otis has Gable by his side now, and surely Gable will be in Team SmackDown’s corner, as I’m sure AJ Styles will have Jordan Omogbehin. I think that’d be pretty hilarious, and could be a great way to cost Styles or Otis without anyone looking too strong or too weak. Bayley gets put on the women’s team, but that’s basically what I saw coming since she lost to Sasha. Natty finally earns her way onto the team, and we now have some dysfunction as Natty’s the only one on “Captain” Bayley’s side.
Rollins VS Murphy was really good, even with Rey and the family ringside. That much at least shows they’re definitely on Murphy’s side, and Murphy getting that win is great for all of this. Rollins can be in a horrible mood and decide to just disappear, since he has to go be Daddy Seth to his baby with Becky Lynch, not to be seen again until perhaps WrestleMania or something. Murphy and the Mysterios is still a situation that could and probably will fall apart, but for now, I wouldn’t mind going through with the idea of Mysterios and Murphy against Roman and the Usos. There has to be more to Mysterios having Murphy with them than just the drama of him and Aalyah “dating.”
My Score: 8.6/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Who gets burned by the Heatwave?
NXT is on fire tonight!
NXT is red hot with all this gold on the line! Will JD McDonagh dethrone Bron Breakker? Will the Toxic Reign finally come to an end?
- NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Giovanni Vinci; Melo wins and retains the title.
- Roxanne Perez VS Cora Jade; Jade wins.
- The Fate of Legado Street Fight: Santos Escobar VS Tony D’Angelo; D’Angelo wins and Escobar must leave NXT.
- NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose VS Zoey Stark; Mandy wins and retains the title.
- NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS JD McDonagh; Bron wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
A heatwave hits NXT!
With it, we see a finale in the saga of Legado and D’Angelo, a grudge match of former friends explodes, and the Toxic Goddess defending her throne against the returning rising star. And in the main event, the Irish Ace looks to pick the NXT Champion apart and take that title from whatever is left. So get yourself a nice cold beverage, sit back and relax a show that is too hot to handle!
NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Giovanni Vinci!
Another title on the line is that of the North American Championship! Melo says when he shoots, he don’t miss! But when you live lavishly like Giovanni, every day is #ViniVediVinci! Will Melo shoot down the Pride of Italy? Or will it be a campione vittoria to spark the Heatwave?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lights it up here tonight!
Fans rally up as the two circle and tie up. Vinci waistlocks and TOSSES Melo away then says he’s the new champion, Melo storms up but into a wrench and headlock. Melo powers out then leaps as Vinci leaps, and Melo clips Vinci’s legs! Vinci lands hard and Melo fires forearms. Melo headlocks but Vinci throws body shots. Vinci headlocks but Melo powers out to hurdle. Vinci blows past Melo to run him over! Cover, ONE, but Vinci has Melo in a corner, Melo avoids the forearm to CHOP! Melo headlocks then whips corner to corner but Vinci reverses. Melo goes up, Vinci catches him, but Melo slips off!
Melo waistlocks, Vinci switches, Melo rolls off his back to springboard LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Melo throws haymakers. Vinci staggers, Melo CHOPS him, then Melo pie faces Vinci! Vinci blocks the next punch to CHOP back! Fans fire up and even Trick is stinging, but Melo reverses the whip, only for Vinci to springboard CROSSBODY! Vinci gets Melo back and fans fire up again. Vinci kicks Melo around, drags him up into a corner, and CHOPS him! Melo staggers away but Vinci is after him to CHOP again! Vinci puts Melo into another corner, for another CHOP! The fans are all stinging from that one!
Vinci flexes and fans want that “One More Time!” but Melo throws a forearm. Vinci throws a EuroUpper, Melo forearms again, and Vinci throws another EuroUpper. Melo throat chops, whips but Vinci reverses. Melo ducks and both men run, and DOUBLE LARIATS wipe them both out! The fans are fired up even more as NXT goes picture in picture.
The ref checks both men and fans are rallying for “NXT! NXT!” as both men stand. Melo and Vinci throw DOUBLE HAYMAKERS, then Vinci kicks low. Vinci whips, and CALF KICKS Melo down! Vinci soaks up the cheers and jeers and he covers, TWO! Vinci jams his knee into Melo’s back, clamps onto the shoulders, then shifts to a chinlock. Vinci traps Melo’s arms but Melo pries at the hold. Melo fights up to his feet, throws body shots, but Vinci knees low! Vinci whips but Melo reverses. Trick swipes at Vinci but the ref warns him! Melo BOOTS Vinci all the same! Melo rains down fists, then flexes in his cover, TWO!
Melo storms up on Vinci and brings him up to ROCK him! Vinci throws a body shot! Melo comes back but Vinci throws more body shots. Melo knees low, rolls with the snapmare and BOOTS Vinci down! Cover, TWO! Melo clamps onto Vinci with a dragon sleeper but Vinci powers out! Melo is right back on Vinci with a facelock and he grinds Vinci down. Vinci fights up, but Melo wrangles him back down. Vinci endures the grind, but Melo CLUBS him on the back! Melo cranks on the hold, pushing up with his legs for leverage, but Vinci still endures. Vinci fights up again, Melo throws body shots, but Vinci powers up!
Melo holds on tight as Vinci tries to throw him off! Melo pulls back on the hold as NXT returns to single picture, but Vinci tries again! Vinci TOSSES Melo away! Melo storms back up but Vinci whips him away, to then scoop for a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Both men are down but the fans fire up! Vinci storms up and whips, but Melo reverses and follows, but springboards into Vinci’s arms! Vinci fireman’s carries for the ROLLING SENTON! And then a MOONSAULT from the corner! Cover, TWO! Vinci drags Melo up, reels him in, but Melo rolls Vinci up! TWO, Melo rebounds but the superkick is swatted!
Vinci springboards but Melo kicks the legs out! Vinci is stuck, for the FADEAWAY! Cover, TWO! Vinci survives and fans argue the count on Melo’s behalf, but that was two! Trick coaches Melo and Melo fires up. “This is Awesome!” and Melo brings Vinci up. Vinci suplexes first but Melo slips out to O’Conner Roll! TWO, Melo comes back to SUPERKICK! Vinci drops to a knee, Melo goes up the corner, but Vinci catches the jump! BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Vinci catches his breath. Vinci blocks a kick, reels Melo in but Melo slips free, but into the lift! Melo slips off to suplex CUTTER! Cover, TWO!!
Fans rally harder as Melo thinks on what he has to do. Melo goes to a corner, he goes up the corner, and then leaps, but Vinci gets under the Three Pointer! Vinci TOSSES Melo out, but Trick is there to catch him! Vinci goes up and up and SUPER CROSSBODIES!! Vinci wipes out Melo and Trick, fans lose their minds, and Vinci puts Melo back in! Vinci springboards and springboards to MOONSAULT!! Cover, Trick helps Melo get the ROPEBREAK! Were they watching The Miz and Ciampa last night on Raw? Vinci storms out after Trick and dares him to do something, but then Melo RAMS Vinci into the steel steps!
Melo goes back up top and leaps, but Vinci dodges again! Vinci shoves Melo, blocks his boot, and reels him in for a LARIAT! Melo gets turned inside out but that’s not all! Vinci gets Melo up as Trick runs in, POWERBOMBO onto Trick! Vinci drags Trick up to give him the POWERBOMB! Then another kick to Melo, another lift, another POWER- RANA!!! Melo wins!!
Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)
Huge assist to Trick! Melo would not have made it through the heat if not for him! Will there be another #Melobration in Trick’s honor soon enough?
Toxic Attraction arrives.
Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin see Bron Breakker also arriving. He’s got an uphill battle tonight, huh? Yeah, and so does Mandy. Well okay. We’ll see who leaves with their title. Yes, we will. Toxic Attraction seems to consider Bron a contender, but will Mandy and Bron still have the gold after tonight?
Julius Creed speaks.
Via twitter, Julius said, “So I went back and watched the 8 Man Tag over and over and over again, but I found what I was searching for. And I’m gonna address who needs to be addressed, but I’m gonna do it in front of the NXT Universe this Tuesday at Heatwave.” As such, he and the rest of Diamond Mine are heading to gorilla in the present. What did he see and who does he plan to confront? We’ll see, after the break.
Von Wagner & Robert Stone speak.
“Mr. Stone” says that two weeks ago, Solo Sikoa got a so-called victory, yet he’s the one on the shelf and Von’s still standing. If you learned anything from that match, it is that Von is a freak of nature! Von can run a 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds and he can bench press 225 pounds 30 times. If Von wanted to go to an NFL team and get a contract, he could! Von says Stone has heard all the talk, how there is a change in the air. It doesn’t matter if you’re internet famous or popular with the media! “The Game has changed, but the rules remain the same. Anyone smaller or weaker will not survive in my jungle!”
The Diamond Mine heads to the ring!
Julius & Brutus Creed lead Roderick Strong and Damon Kemp out, and they all get a mic. Julius starts by saying, “Less than a year ago, my brother and I got an opportunity of a lifetime: to learn from one of the greatest champions in NXT history, Roderick Strong. And we jumped at that opportunity. And we dedicated every fiber of our being to win the Dusty Cup and to win these NXT Tag Team Championships for Diamond Mine. We’ve been stitched, we’ve been stapled, we’ve wound ourselves up doing cannonballs, all for this right here.
“But recently, it was brought to my attention that someone’s trying to destroy what we’ve built. Someone’s trying to destroy Diamond Mine. And I wanted to use this opportunity to call that person out right now!” Julius looks to the ramp, but then he looks at STRONG! Is Julius kidding?! Strong can’t believe Julius is blaming Strong! Strong founded Diamond Mine and brought in the Creeds! They’re one-of-a-kind athletes with endless potential! That is something he never had. And he stands here looking at them as the NXT Tag Team Champions! Fans chant, “They Don’t Need You!” and Strong says yes they do!
But look at him, Julius. They are one of the best tag teams in all the WWE! Strong would put the Creeds up against the Usos any day of the week! That is how much he believes in them! They’re the future of this place! That’s great, and they can tell the Usos for them, but the Creds aren’t just the future, they’re the now! But Strong can say whatever he wants to their face, because Julius knows Strong will just stab them in the back. Brutus isn’t so sure, though. Julius says he is sure, though. Then Brutus says he has his brother’s back! But Strong says Julius needs to be careful with the next works that come out of his mouth!
Julius says everything he does is calculated. He isn’t gonna play games, he’s gonna just show Strong instead! Roll the tape! Strong was throwing knees, Julius was throwing lariats, but then Tony looked to Strong and they had a moment! Strong hits Julius with the knee, and that is enough for Julius! Tony signaled Strong! Or was Julius imagining it? Strong says they can’t be serious here! Strong doesn’t know, Tony D is a scumbag. Maybe Tony has a tic or he was signaling his own team. But y’know what? Let’s just do it! Let’s lay all the cards on the table! Since MAY, they’ve had something against Strong, and now-
GALLUS ATTACKS!! Wolfgang and the Coffey Brothers are here in the States! They’re beating down Kemp and the Creeds! Fans fire up for Gallus as they glare at Strong, and then Joe hits a GLASGOW SENDOFF! Mark and Wolfgang stomp away on Strong, then they go back to whooping the Creeds! Fans are torn but it seems NXT is now Gallus’ kingdom! And there’s the green light, just as Apollo Crews foresaw! Has Gallus just destroyed the Diamond Mine?
Backstage interview with Roxanne Perez.
McKenzie says Roxie finally gets a shot at Cora, and she says this is the most nervous she’s ever been in a match. Her stomach has been in knots all day, because she never thought she’d be fighting her best friend. But Cora wanted this. Cora ended their friendship! And now Cora has nowhere to hide! Cora’s made her bed, and now she has to sleep in it. Cora’s music hits so Roxie heads out, will the Women’s Breakout Tournament winner break her former friend?
Roxanne Perez VS Cora Jade!
NXT returns as Roxie makes her entrance. And she rushes right in so the bell rings! THESZ PRESS and then Roxie dribbles Cora! Cora gets out, but Roxie runs and DIVES! Direct hit and Roxie puts Cora in the ring. Cora bails out again so Roxie DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp, and Roxie hurries to put Cora in. Cover, TWO! Roxie drags Cora up to whip her to ropes, but Cora holds ropes to stop herself. Cora ROCKS Roxie, ROCKS her against ropes, then whips her into the rope to run and back elbow her down! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Cora drags Roxie up. Cora bumps Roxie off buckles, then throws big forearms!
Fans rally and duel as Cora throws more shots, and she snapmares Roxie to a cover. TWO, Roxie grits her teeth but Cora brings Roxie up. Cora suplexes but Roxie fights it. Roxie then slips out, UPPERCUTS, and UPPERCUTS again! Roxie whips, back drops Cora, then run sin to SOBAT! Roxie runs to SHOTGUN Cora down! Fans rally and Roxie drags Cora up. Cora ROCKS Roxie back, run sin at the ropes, but Roxie puts her on the apron. Roxie CLOBBERS Cora and Cora falls to the floor! Roxie builds speed again, to DIVE into a forearm! Cora drags Roxie out to snap suplex her to the floor! Cora seethes while NXT goes picture in picture.
Cora soaks up the heat from the fans while Roxie writhes. Cora returns to fetch Roxie, and smacks her off the apron! Cora CHOPS Roxie, puts her in the ring, then runs in to IMPLODER STOMP! Cover, TWO! Cora is furious and she hammers away on Roxie’s back! Cora talks trash and kicks Roxie around. Cora smacks Roxie off the mat, drops an elbow on her back, then stalks Roxie to ropes. Roxie throws forearms but Cora DECKS her! Cora snap suplexes Roxie hard, then grins as she covers. TWO, and Cora is annoyed. Cora stomps Roxie to the corner, digs her boot in, but lets off as the ref counts. Roxie crawls, Cora CHOKES her on the ropes!
Cora lets off as the ref counts again, and Cora stomps Roxie down. Cora kicks Roxie to another corner, taunts her as she stands Roxie up, and she fires off big forearms! Cora trips Roxie, then goes corner to corner to BRONCO BUSTER! Cora drags Roxie to a cover, TWO! Cora is annoyed and she stalks Roxie to ropes again. Cora makes Roxie smile with fishhooks, then puts her on the ropes. Cora runs side to side but Roxie avoids the back elbow! Roxie runs in to DOUBLE KNEE Cora against ropes! Roxie drags Cora up, wrenches and hooks her up, but Cora fights the leg sweep! Cora pulls hair to LARIAT Roxie down! Cover, TWO!
NXT returns to single picture and Cora is still cocky as she drags Roxie up. Cora gets the arms and has the motorcycle stretch, but Roxie endures. Fans rally up as Roxie fights up, but Cora wrangles her back down! Cora digs her knee in but Roxie endures. Fans rally again and Roxie fights up. Roxie turns things around but Cora turns them right back around! Roxie stands back up, flips through and KANGAROO KICKS Cora away! Cora storms back up but into a cradle! TWO! Cora rushes to Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Roxie has the cover now, TWO! Cora trips Roxie, jackknifes, TWO as Roxie bridges up!
Roxie spins Cora around, but Cora fights the backslide! Fans duel, Roxie spins Cora around and DOUBLE FOREARMS knock both women for a loop! DOUBLE BOOTS take them both down! Fans fire up as both women stir and go to opposite ends. Roxie and Cora slowly rise, and Roxie counter punches Cora! And again! Roxie eggs Cora on so Cora KNEES her low! Cora whips, Roxie ducks ‘n’ dodges, then CLOBBERS Cora! And CLOBBERS her again! Roxie puts Cora in a corner, runs in and UPPERCUTS! Then a roll and UPPERCUT! Roxie brings Cora around, for the RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO!
Roxie grows frustrated but she grabs at Cora. Roxie reels her in, PAIGE TURNER! Cover, TWO!! Cora survives and Roxie is beside herself! Roxie drags Cora up to throw a KNEE, and another KNEE, then she hops on! POP- NO, Cora pops free to SHINING WIZARD at the ropes! Cora full nelsons for a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cora is fuming as Roxie survives but the fans rally back up. Cora goes to the corner and grabs her custom kendo stick! The ref says no, but Cora still aims at Roxie! Roxie ducks and kicks back! And now Roxie grabs the kendo stick! Fans fire up and Cora wants mercy! Roxie hesitates, but she drops the stick.
And Cora SUCKER PUNCHES Roxie! DDT onto the kendo stick! Cover, Cora wins!!
Winner: Cora Jade, by pinfall
#GenerationJade still got to use her kendo stick against Roxie, and she stands over her fallen friend. Will Cora be cruising her way to another title opportunity?
Backstage interview with Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen & Fallon Henley.
McKenzie is with the NXT UKT ag Team Champions and brings up last week. Jensen says how about not. Briggs says Lash Legend & Pretty Deadly did get one up on them, but they’ll see each other again soon. But then Gallus walks by with security trying to escort them out. Wolfgang tells the good ol’ boys that those titles don’t belong to them. Well they’re the champs, so these belts do belong to them. Oh, they’ve been champions all of what? Five minutes? Six minutes, actually. But what’s up? Try 497 DAYS! Briggs mockingly applauds but Mark says that’s longer than Briggs or Jensen have been in the business!
Joe says here’s what we’ll do: turn this place upside down! And then it’ll be Gallus Boys Up Top! Those UK titles are coming home with them! Any time, any place! Then how about next week? Jensen says if Gallus can get in the building, then they’ll do the damn thing! Gallus gets fired up but security stays between them and the champions, will we see the UK Tag Team Championships be put on the line?
The Fate of Legado Street Fight: Santos Escobar VS Tony D’Angelo!
This has been building for four months, and it finally explodes here tonight! The Emperor of Lucha Libre is fighting for the freedom of his familia, but The Don is fighting for full control. If Escobar loses, he is OUT of NXT. But if Escobar wins, he and Legado del Fantasma are out from under Tony’s thumb. What happens when there’s nothing holding these two back from hurting the other?
Elektra Lopez, Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro follow El Hijo del Fantasma to the ring. They are united as familia, but will they have to part ways after this? Tony makes his entrance and hands his hat and tracksuit jacket to Stacks, and turns around into Escobar CHUCKING a chair in his face!! The ref reprimands as the match hasn’t even started but fans are loving it! The bell rings, Escobar fires off hands but Tony hits back. They brawl, Escobar KNEES Tony then LARIATS! Escobar sits that chair up, kicks Tony around then SMACKS him off the seat! Escobar runs to RANA Tony onto the chair! Cover, TWO!!
Tony survives but Escobar wedges the chair into the corner. Escobar runs in to the other corner to KICK Tony! And to KICK again! Escobar whips and CHOP BLOCKS Tony’s leg out! Fans fire up while Tony hobbles, into a dropkick to the leg from Escobar! Escobar stalks Tony, stomps his leg, then puts him in a corner to stomp away on that leg! Tony hobbles but Escobar stands him up. Tony fires off body shots, he throws more hands, then whips corner to corner! Escobar stops himself and he KNEES Tony down! Cover, TWO! Escobar makes sure the chair is secure in the corner before climbing. Escobar FLYING CROSSBODIES Tony down!
Fans fire up and Escobar calls to Legado! But Stacks LEAPS onto Cruz & Wilde! So much for their sidekicks! Tony throws hands but Escobar whips. Things speed up and Escobar DROPKICKS Tony down! Fans fire up and Tony flounders around. Escobar grins as he paces around the ring. Stacks glares at Escobar but Wilde CLOBBERS Stacks! Escobar builds speed and DIVES into a trash can lid!! Fans are torn as Tony looms over Escobar and NXT goes to break.
The ref check son Escobar as he clutches his arm, but Escobar says he’s still okay to go. So Tony SMACKS Escobar with the lid! And again! Tony puts Escobar in the ring, stomps him around, then drags him up to shove t a corner. BELLY2BELLY on the rebound! Cover, TWO! Tony talks trash but Escobar SLAPS him! So Tony whips Escobar to ropes, only for Escobar to duck and dodge and RANA, into a POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Tony is frustrated but he tells Escobar he’s gonna use Escobar’s chair. Tony aims and RAMS Escobar into the chair in the corner! Escobar tumbles out of the ring and Legado coaches him up.
Tony goes out, grabs the chair, and he SMACKS Escobar on the arm! And again! And again! Tony drags Escobar around, puts the bad arm through the chair, then POSTS the shoulder! The ref checks on Escobar again but he refuses to let this end it. Tony drags Escobar up but Escobar pie faces, so Tony ROCKS him! Tony SLAMS the bad arm on the apron, then brings Escobar around to shove him. Tony kicks low, throws hands, then CLUBS the bad arm. Tony kicks Escobar, talks more trash, then RAMS Escobar into steel steps! The ref checks on Escobar but he still refuses to quit. So Tony SLAMS the bad arm on the steps!
NXT returns to single picture, Tony brings Escobar around to put his arm between steps and corner! Tony BOOTS the steps to crush the arm! Tony brings out chair after chair from under the ring! He brings Escobar around to suplex high and hard onto the chair pile! Fans are wincing from that one as Tony puts Escobar in the ring. Cover, TWO!! Escobar is enduring but Tony throws body shots! Tony suplexes again, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Tony is frustrated but he drags Escobar up to throw down fists! Stacks goes looking under the ring for Tony and he brings out the trash can! Tony SMACKS Escobar down with it!
Tony drags Escobar to a cover, TWO!! Escobar is dazed but still in this, so Tony drags him back up. Tony throws hands, then SLAPS Escobar! Fans boo but Tony says this is HIS NXT now! He’s the Don! But Escobar counter punches Tony! And again! And then he DECKS Tony! And CLOBBERS him! And again! Then a RANA!! Fans fire up as Escobar runs in, but Tony puts him on the apron. Escobar GAMANGIRIS Tony away, goes up the corner and FLYING AX HANDLES! Fans fire up as Tony bails out, into a SLAP from Lopez! Escobar DIVES!! Direct hit at the corner and fans are thunderous for Legado!
Escobar drags Tony up but Tony POSTS him! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” as Tony puts Escobar in the ring again, drops an elbow, then tells Stacks to get the crowbar! But it isn’t where it usually is! It’s supposed to be by the steel steps! Cruz took the crowbar first! And he CRACKS Stacks with it! Tony BOOTS Cruz, but Escobar victory rolls! TWO!! Tony escapes in time but Escobar calls to Legado! The knuckles! But Tony RAMS Escobar into Wilde! Then O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Escobar dodges Tony but Tony puts him on the apron. Escobar CHOPS Tony, Lopez hurries to get the crowbar! Lopez has the bar and Escobar hurries to her, but Tony runs in!
Lopez pushes Escobar aside, and Tony runs Lopez over! Fans can’t believe it, and neither can Tony! Tony just shrugs, but Escobar is pissed! But Tony LOW BLOWS Escobar! Fans tell Tony he F’d up, but he doesn’t care, he has his crowbar now! But he walks into a CALF KICK! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Escobar and Tony grab at each other as they rise up, pulling hair. They’ll never give in to the other, so this has to end somehow. Tony sees his crowbar, Escobar sees his brass knuckles! They get their weapons, but Tony CRACKS Escobar first!! Cover, TONY WINS!
Winner: Tony D’Angelo, by pinfall (Escobar must LEAVE NXT)
The Don just banished the Emperor! And Legado has no choice but to follow Tony’s lead. What will this mean for all of their futures in the WWE?
Indi Hartwell talks with Katana & Kayden.
She knows they’ve competed against each other for a long time when it comes to the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships, but to be honest, when KC Squared won, Indi cried. No one is more deserving. That means a lot to them. Winning these belts, it is indescribable. Indi gets that feeling. Those were the days. Does Indi miss being in a tag team? Well, she’s loved her tag team partners, and being on her own has been thrilling, but having someone to depend on- Wait, a letter comes in for her. Indi opens it up and… It’s a drawing from Dexter Lumis! #INDEXFOREVER!! O M G~!
But then BLAIR DAVENPORT snatches it?! What’s she doing here? Who does she think she is? Uh, she’s Blair Davenport, the future NXT Women’s Champion. Blair rips the paper up and leaves! Will Indi and the rest of WWE soon #BewareTheHeir?
NXT hears from Tiffany Stratton and Wendy Choo.
“I am like completely over Wendy Choo. Like, so done with her. Seriously? It’s like not even funny!” Wendy sighs, and says it is real simple. Wendy is tired of Tiffany. Tired of Tiffany talking down to her, tired of Tiffany thinking she’s better than everyone, and tired of Tiffany thinking Wendy is a joke! Next week, Tiffany VS Wendy in a LIGHTS OUT MATCH! Where everything Wendy did behind closed doors is going to be legal in that ring! As for Tiffany, she is obsessed with this idea, because she gest to do whatever she wants to Wendy! There are like no rules! None!
The arena will be darker than usual, so you won’t be able to see Wendy’s face, which is perfect. But not seeing Tiffany’s face is so tragic. Wendy says Tiffany has one thing right: Wendy’s SO~ obsessed with Tiffany, in that she’s obsessed making Tiffany feel how she makes everyone else feel. “Wacky Wendy” is gonna turn Tiffany’s dream into a nightmare! But Tiffany says she’s putting Wendy to sleep! Who will turn the lights out on the other in this brutal no holds barred match?
NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose VS Zoey Stark!
Toxic Attraction certainly feels they’re the hottest trio in the WWE today, but things have been cooling off for them after losing the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. Can the Toxic Goddess keep hold of her gold? Or will the Toxic Reign finally be over thanks to the Iron Woman?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and things just got that much hotter in here!
Mandy kicks but Zoey blocks to ROCK Mandy! And again! And again! Mandy knees low but Zoey spins he around to the GO TO – NO, Mandy blocks in time to trip Zoey and go after the bad leg! But Zoey uses that to victory roll! ONE, things speed up and Mandy whips, only for Zoey to LOBBER Mandy! Mandy bails out but Zoey builds speed to WRECK her with a dropkick! Fans fire up and Zoey storms up on Mandy, but Mandy RAMS her into the apron! Mandy TOSSES Zoey over the commentary desk! Jacy & Gigi taunt Zoey as Mandy SMASHES the knee on the desk! Zoey writhes and clutches her knee as NXT goes picture in picture!
Zoey grits her teeth and seethes at Mandy as medics check on the leg. Zoey says it’s fine, and Mandy goes out to drag her into the ring. Zoey ROCKS Mandy, throws elbows, but Mandy KICKS the bad leg! Mandy drags Zoey by the leg, stomps it, then drops an elbow on it! Mandy drags Zoey to the corner and SLAMS the bad leg into the post! Zoey writhes but she refuses to give up. Mandy gets in the ring and Zoey CHOPS her! Mandy trips Zoey, pulls on the bad leg, but Zoey endures! Mandy moves around, has the leg caught, and she chinlocks Zoey into a bootleg STF. Zoey endures, so Mandy dribbles her head off the mat! Cover, TWO!
Zoey gets to ropes but Mandy storms up. Zoey kicks back but Mandy kicks the bad leg out! Mandy digs her knee into Zoey and puts her on the apron. Zoey crawls away, kicks back at Mandy, but Mandy fires off forearms! Zoey shoves her again but Mandy comes back. Zoey ROCKS, CHOPS and ROCKS Mandy, but Mandy LARIATS Zoey! Cover, TWO! Mandy is annoyed but Jacy says it’s okay, she’s got this. Mandy stalks Zoey to a corner, grabs at the bad leg, but Zoey pushes her back. Mandy KICKS the bad leg, then taunts Zoey. Mandy drags Zoey out to center for a standing toehold. Zoey endures, keeps her shoulder sup, and she KICKS with her good leg!
Mandy staggers away, Zoey gets up and Zoey ROCKS Mandy with a forearm! And then another! But then Gigi & Jacy trip Zoey up! NXT returns to single picture as the ref saw that whole thing! Toxic Attraction is EJECTED! Jacy & Gigi are furious but maybe they should’ve behaved. NIKKITA LYONS rushes out and she fights Gigi & Jacy tot he back! Fans fire up and Mandy freaks out! Mandy goes for a chop block but Zoey dodges it! Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Mandy CHOP BLOCKS the leg this time, and Zoey clutches her leg again. Mandy stomps away on the leg, drops another elbow, then another, and another!
Mandy KNEES the bad leg, and Zoey huffs and seethes as she gets to a corner. Mandy soaks up the cheers and jeers, and she kicks the bad leg again. Mandy has the leg, for a KNEE JAMMER! Zoey hobbles and falls, but Mandy looms over Zoey. Zoey stands but Mandy trips her, turns her and has the HALF CRAB! Zoey endures as Mandy sits deep on the hold! Fans duel, Zoey reaches out, moves around, and rolls through to kick Mandy away! Mandy falls right out of the ring! Mandy hurries back in, into a KNEE from Zoey! Mandy pulls hair but Zoey ELBOWS Mandy, then LARIATS! Zoey rallies on Mandy, even with one good leg! SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO!!
Mandy scrambles away to a corner, but Zoey runs in to ELBOW Mandy, and UPPERCUT, and GAMANGIRI! Zoey snapmares Mandy into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel, Zoey gets to her feet and she storms up on Mandy. Mandy kicks the bad leg, gets it again, and BACK SUPLEXES Zoey inside out! Cover, TWO! Mandy grows frustrated but the fans rally up again. Zoey and Mandy hit each other as they stand up, and they go back and forth with forearms! Zoey CHOPS, Mandy fires off a flurry, but Zoey blocks to a GO TO STARK!!! But she can’t cover from using her bad leg!! Zoey crawls over, but Mandy rolls away to the apron!
Mandy saves herself by inches and Zoey is furious! Zoey goes out, but Mandy sweeps the bad leg! Zoey gets caught up in the ropes, and Mandy stomps away! The ref counts, Mandy lets off at 4, and then she goes back to CLUB away on the leg! Mandy undoes the leg brace!! The ref stops Mandy and gets Zoey free of the ropes. KNEE FROM- ROLL UP!! TWO!! Mandy swings but into a jackknife! TWO! KNEE FROM A ROSE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Zoey survives and shocks everyone! Mandy’s best shot fails to put this away and she has no idea what to make of it! Mandy still undoes Zoey’s knee brace, and then she puts it on her knee!
Mandy wants to finish this for good, and runs in, KNEE BRACE FROM A ROSE!!! Cover, Mandy wins!!
Winner: Mandy Rose, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion)
Zoey is dazed, Mandy used her bad leg against her in more ways than one! The Toxic Reign keeps going, what will it take to finally stop Mandy?
NXT hears from one of its newest names.
“I’m Quincy Elliot, and I have a confession to make. I’m bringing all of this to NXT. I look to my left, I look to my right, I see people of all different walks of life, and it excites me. And you may be shocked at this, but I ain’t ever struggled with being different. I own it, I work it, because I am it! And everyone in NXT may be superstars, but Quincy Elliot is the Super Diva.” And he’s coming soon to NXT!
Backstage interview with Grayson Waller.
McKenzie isn’t happy about it and Waller notices. Is it because he ruined he Emmy Award Winning interview with Apollo Crews when Waller punked him out? Uh, Apollo was the one who made a challenge while Waller was the one who backed down. Backed down? No, he could’ve dropped Crews right there, but then McKenzie would’ve said it was unfair after the 20 minute war Apollo had with Strong. He can’t win with her! But everyone else is too scared to say it, so Waller will: Apollo Crews is selfish! He’s willing to stab anyone in the back to be the man around here! He might even come for McKenzie’s job!
McKenzie doubts that, but Waller says that while Apollo doesn’t smell as nice, he does have a better small than her. But those were Apollo’s words, not Waller’s. Anyway, next week is the debut of the Grayson Waller Effect, the ONLY honest talk show in WWE history! The tough questions and the hard truth given. Take notes because he’s inviting his very first guess, APOLLO~ Crews! Also, your perfume is cheap, McKenzie.
NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS JD McDonagh!
The Big Booty Nephew is already a TWO-TIME NXT Champion, but has proven that from facing veterans like Tommaso Ciampa and Dolph Ziggler to facing the best of his peers like Joe Gacy and Cameron Grimes, he is a juggernaut in this ring. However, the Irish Ace knows even a juggernaut has its weaknesses. Will JD pick Bron apart and perform a beltectomy? Or will Bron break another would-be champion?
Bron walks out with a sledgehammer, and sees a box with “JD” on it. Bron SMASHES the box, then heads to the ring. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Bron wins betting against the ace.
JD and Bron circle while fans rally up. They tie up, JD goes after the bad arm but Bron shove shim away. JD grins but Bron says the shoulder’s just fine. They tie up again, Bron pushes JD back but JD puts Bron in the corner. JD pulls the arm against the ropes but the ref counts. JD let soff and Bron SLAPS him! Fans duel as JD grins and stares Bron down. JD and Bron reset and tie up again. Bron wrenches JD’s arm now, but JD spins and monkey flips him, but Bron holds on! Bron brings JD up but JD rolls, pushes Bron to ropes and arm-drags. But Bron holds on again! Bron shows he can be technical and fans rally up.
JD fights up, reaches for ropes but Born keeps him away. JD rolls, handsprings, snapmares and headlocks, but Bron slips out to have the wristlock! JD ROCKS Bron, but Bron headlocks back. JD powers out, Bron turns the dropdown into a gator roll and deadlift suplex! Bron walks around with JD before the SLAM! Fans fire up with Bron and he storms back up on JD. Bron whips JD into a corner, JD tumbles up and out, but Bron DECKS him! The ring count starts but Bron goes out after JD. JD gets in the ring but Bron avoids the elbow drop! Bron HOTSHOTS the arm, then he knuckle locks to STRAIGHT ARM LEVER!
Fans fire up as Bron carries JD around, then hammerlocks and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes! And then STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Bron is showing he can do whatever JD can do, and then he clamps onto the arm again. Born hammerlocks and RAMS JD into buckles. Fans rally up and duel as Bron drags JD back up. Bron has the hammerlock, then he whips JD, JD reverses but Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges. Bron staggers but he still comes back to LARIAT JD! Bron tosses JD out hard, then barks at JD as NXT goes picture in picture.
JD scowls as Bron eggs him on. Bron goes out after JD, smacks him off the apron, then brings JD around to smack off the apron again. Fans bark for Bron as he puts JD in, but JD bails out the side. Bron waits on JD as the ring count climbs. JD gets in the ropes and trips Bron up! Then SLINGSHOT SPLASHES! JD gets his arm moving, and he stalks Bron to a corner. JD CHOPS, stomps, ROCKS and then stalks Bron some more. JD brings Bron around to snap suplex! JD drags Bron up to throw down elbows into Bron’s head, then DECK him with a haymaker. JD wrenches the bad arm, CLUBS it, but Bron throws body shots!
Bron backs JD down, RAMS into him over and over, then hoists him up top. Bron climbs up as NXT returns to single picture, but JD slips out to trip Bron up! JD shoves Bron to the apron, climbs up the other side, and he turns Bron to NECKBREAKER against the crossbar! Bron falls to the floor and fans rally again. JD stalks Bron, brings him up but the ring count is 5 of 10. JD puts Bron in at 7, drives elbow after elbow into the shoulders from all sides! The fans are torn but JD lets off so the ref can check Bron. Bron is still in this somehow so JD drags Bron around. JD has a mounted armlock but Bron endures.
Fans rally and duel, Bron reaches out but JD puts more pressure on the arm. Bron pushes through and gets the ROPEBREAK! JD lets off in frustration but fans duel again. JD clamps onto Bron for a neck wrench, but Bron still endures. JD pushes on the head, but fans rally up and Bron stands up! JAWBREAKER! Bron ROCKS JD, and again, and again! Bron whips, JD reverses but Bron FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES! And again! And then a duck ‘n’ dodge, to a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up again as Bron snarls and aims from the corner. JD flounders up, Born runs in, but JD POSTS Bron! Then a wrench and a takedown, LEBELL LOCK!!
Bron endures as JD pulls back! Fans rally and duel, Bron reaches out, and JD can only use one arm as Bron did damage to him, too! Born gets the ROPEBREAK! JD lets off in frustration and fans continue to duel. JD drags Bron to a drop zone then he climbs up. But Bron CLUBS JD first! Bron climbs up after JD, SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO!! Bron keeps cool and he goes to a corner to climb up again. But JD GAMANGIRIS back! JD sets Bron up, climbs up after him, but Bron resists the clinch! JD drags him up, SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Fans are thunderous as JD hits the BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!
Bron survives and JD can’t believe it! JD storms to a corner and climbs up, to MOONSAUTL! But he has to roll through as Bron moves! SPEAR!! Bron crawls after JD but JD flops out of the ring! Fans rally as Bron puts JD back in and hurries to aim from the corner again. JD stands up, into another SPEAR!! But Bron doesn’t cover, he brings the straps down! Bron vows to break JD, but JD stands up!? JD has blood in his mouth but he’s smiling! Bron says fine! A THIRD SPEAR!! And then the trophy lift, to the BREAKKER SLAM! Cover, Bron wins!!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)
JD welcomed that third tackle, but it ended up being his demise! Bron retains the title, but who will- Wait, what?! Is this… It is! TYLER BATE is back in the States! The fans are going nuts for the Big Strong Boy! And he goes right into the ring to look Bron eye to eye! The NXT UK Champion and the NXT Champion, in the same ring for the first time in a long time! Will worlds collide in the near future?
This was a very good special for NXT, with great matches all over the card, but Heatwave didn’t really shake anything up. I know I’ve said keeping the status quo isn’t always a bad thing, but in this case, it felt kinda bad. Melo VS Vinci was great, though maybe a little sloppy because they wanted to go as fast as possible. Melo winning was only because of Trick, so that was a bit of a sour taste. But Melo still has so many opponents to face so this is fine. Decent promo from Von & Stone, but I guess Von is downgrading from “Wagner’s World” to “Welcome to Wagner’s Jungle.” I have no idea where Von’s gonna go from here, in a bad way. He’s not championship material, so who’s his next feud?
Great segment out of the Diamond Mine confronting their dysfunction, and I figured it’d be Strong pointed out as the traitor. That was some amazing continuity to have it in the 8 Man Tag that Tony looked to Strong as if to signal something. But then just as Apollo saw, the Diamond Mine all gets attacked. Gallus coming to NXT is great, though I wonder if this means Mark Coffey loses the Heritage Cup to Noam Dar. Gallus also getting a shot at the NXT UK Tag Team Championships is a nice surprise, but I wonder which two are facing Briggs & Jensen. Assuming Gallus wins, I’d love if it was the Coffey Brothers. But if not, then it can be Mark & Wolfgang again, trying to be two-time winners.
Roxie VS Cora was very good, but I’m a little surprised Cora won. For one, we see the NXT Women’s Championship is still on a Heel. Also, why wasn’t the DDT onto the weapon a disqualification? If that thing was a chair, wouldn’t it have been a DQ? Whatever, Cora’s still been doing good work so it’s not like she doesn’t deserve some success. Tiffany and Wendy have a very good vignette to plug their match. They call it “Lights Out” but don’t expect that to be the same as what AEW does with their “Lights Out” matches. It’ll be great, but only at WWE levels of No DQ. And given there’s no disqualifications, it can probably go either way, though I personally hope Wendy wins.
Actually, a great example of WWE levels of violence versus AEW is the Street Fight between Escobar and Tony we got tonight. It was really more a Street Fight for the sake of allowing Stacks and Legado to get involved without disqualifying the match. It was still great storytelling, but it was more chaos than destruction. Escobar loses because he’s being called-up, and who knows where Legado goes from here since they’re still under Tony. We got a nice promo segment with Indi and KC Squared, and I appreciate that Indi got a love letter from Dexter now that he’s back. But what a surprise that Blair Davenport, who is supposed to be fighting her way to the NXT UK Women’s Championship is here. Maybe Blair beats Indi to send Indi off to Raw?
Good introduction to Quincy Elliot here for the mainstream audience, but those who have been watching Level Up are probably already familiar with Quincy’s work. I’m sure Quincy can go in the ring, so it’s just a matter of how stories go and if Quincy can deliver on his character. Good promo from Waller to call Apollo out, and they’ll have a very good match, but I wonder where they’re going with this. Great match out of Mandy VS Zoey, but I had a feeling that after RawDown got the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament going and how they mentioned Zoey and Lyons are part of that, Zoey wasn’t going to win here. Mandy at least did it in a more clever way than usual. I don’t think anyone else has thought to wear their opponent’s brace and use it against them like that.
And we got a great match out of Bron and JD, but I’m a little surprised Bron won here. I’m also a little surprised how Bron won, where JD just let Bron hit him again. This is not really the Jordan Devlin in NXT UK, he would’ve used that to sucker Bron in, not just let Bron hit him again. But Bron retains, and we got a great surprise, that was then ruined by a massive spoiler. NXT UK isn’t even in the middle of their vacated championship tournament, they’re at the BEGINNING of it, and we see now that Tyler Bate is a two-time UK Champion! That’s awesome for Tyler but this is a big letdown for all of us fans who are still watching NXT UK! The only silver lining to this spoiler is that Worlds Collide might return to give us NXT VS NXT UK, Champions VS Champions.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Powerhouse gets Dark!
It’s a baker’s dozen for Universal Studios!
AEW Dark continues in Universal Studios, and “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs looks to send a message to Ricky Starks through his opponent tonight!
- Ari Daivari VS Fuego Del Sol; Daivari wins.
- Willow Nightingale VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Willow wins.
- Serpentico w/ Luther VS Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson; Brock wins.
- Abadon VS Mafiosa; Abadon wins.
- Angelico VS Baliyan Akki; Angelico wins.
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- Josh Woods VS Cobra; Cobra wins.
- Skye Blue VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Skye wins.
- Bear Country VS Axel Rico & Victor Iniestra; Bear Country wins.
- Kayla Rossi w/ Diamond Sheik VS Avery Breaux; Rossi wins.
- Cezar Bononi w/ The Wingmen VS Marcus Kross; Bononi wins.
- Rohit Raju VS Invictus Khash; Raju wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Blake Christian; Hobbs wins.
Great to see Abadon back in action, though I’m pretty sure she’s gotten even scarier since she’s been away… A lot of singles match-ups, a lot of easily called match-ups, but that’s par for the course on Dark. A bit surprised they didn’t just team up the Renegade Sisters against Willow & Skye, but maybe those matches are still connected. And while All Heart will lose to Powerhouse, you can beat Blake Christian will get to shine against the bigger Will Hobbs.
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