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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (3/25/21)

On the Road to Prelude!

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NXT UK lets Unbesiegbar and the Thunderstorm loose!

WrestleMania WEEK is approaching, and so is the first-ever NXT UK Prelude! Will Ilja Dragunov shut Sam Gradwell up to finally move forward?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Joseph Conners VS Jack Starz; Conners wins.
  • The Hunt w/ Eddie Dennis VS Josh Morrell & Danny Jones; The Hunt wins.
  • Isla Dawn VS Aleah James; Dawn wins.
  • No Disqualifications: Ilja Dragunov VS Sam Gradwell; Dragunov wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

NXT UK opens with an all new Supernova Sessions!

“Hear me now. Live from the moon,” Noam Dar welcomes us to another edition of his show. As Carol Dweck said, “Becoming is better than being.” The only thing that makes Dar happier than being Dar is becoming the young legend he’s destined to be. The next step is in two weeks, when he takes on “The Big Strong Dafty,” Tyler Bate, in an Number 1 Contender’s Match for the Heritage Cup. Dar vows that “Supernova 11 will not fail.” Speaking of failure, here’s Trent Seven! Dar applauds but Seven isn’t happy with that introduction. Dar hogs the couch and says he invested in a very expensive chair. It has good lumbar support for Seven’s bad back. Seven takes his seat and says Dar sure went to great lengths. Well yeah.

Now, last week, we saw Seven just inches away from becoming NXT Cruiserweight Champion. He literally nearly had the boyhood dream, but then failed. What does it feel like to be a failure? Well, that’s a bit harsh. Seven put himself through a grueling regime to make it that far. These are tough times we live in and- Yes, but let’s be positive. Here at SNS, Dar loves to focus on the positives. Regardless of the outcomes, Seven is now in peak physical condition. What’s the secret? Zumba? Pilates? No wait, Seven is definitely a legs, bums ‘n’ tums kinda guy. Hilarious, Dar, thank you. But Seven will tell us what he did go through. It is the hardest regime he’s ever been through.

At the age Seven is, in the current climate the world is in, it’s been hard. Waking up at dawn, going up the mountain, walking the dogs, counting calories. Five years? No, a couple months. No, Dar meant it’s been five years that Dar has been in WWE. He’s been on every brand WWE has to offer! He is an OG of the Cruiserweight Division revival! Day one on 205 Live, on Monday Night Raw, and yet… Dar hasn’t had a title shot in five years. So then, what makes “an outsider” like Seven- Outsider?! Dar gets mad that Seven is squandering the opportunities given to him on a silver platter! Seven doesn’t appreciate Dar’s tone nor his words!

Outsider? Seven gives Dar a history lesson. Seven is a founding father of NXT UK! He and a handful of people here were in Blackpool four years ago, so don’t tell Seven he’s an outsider when he built this brand! Dar has more important things to worry about, such as one of the other founders in Tyler Bate in a couple weeks. Dar cues the music, and here comes Sha Samuels! Sha tells Seven to settle down and checks with Dar. If Seven has a problem with Dar, he has a problem with Sha! Oh does he? Yes, he does, “you tart!” This is what real friendship looks like. A little lonely on Moustache Mountain, huh? Dar and Sha have each other’s backs.

Well, it has been a long time since Seven and the Big Strong Boy were on Moustache Mountain in that ring. So how about Seven has Bate’s back, “and we’ll have ourselves an absolute dandy!” Seven tells the guys to play HIS music! Sha keeps Dar calm and confident, and Dar shouts this is Supernova 11, not seven! But NXT UK Prelude just got bigger! Will the East End Butcher and the Artful Dodger be a factor in Dar VS Bate?

 

Sid Scala speaks with Joseph Conners & Jinny as they arrive.

To make sure things are fair between Conners and Jack Starz tonight, he informs Jinny that both she AND Piper Niven are banned from ringside. Jinny tells “Sidney” to watch himself because he’s not the man around here, she doesn’t have to listen to him. Well, he hates to be the bearer of bad news, but these orders come directly from GM Johnny Saint. Jinny says, “Message received, little boy.” But will the Spoiled Princess follow orders and let her (Self)Righteous Knight fight alone?

 

Superstars discuss the NXT UK Championship match, Walter VS Rampage!

William Regal says “Walter’s an incredibly calculating human being. He’s very smart, very strong.” Fit Finlay knows “Rampage is the type of guy who will do whatever it takes. He will hunt you down, and he will take you out.” Robbie Brookside that Rampage could be Walter’s most difficult challenge. Dave Taylor says these are two bulldozers heading for a collision. Which giant will stand tall at the end of NXT UK Prelude?

 

Joseph Conners VS Jack Starz!

Jinny & Conners cried foul over the Mixed Tag Match’s ending, and to be fair, they have a point. Piper Niven shouldn’t have been allowed to attack Conners, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Conners would’ve won. Now we see what would happen as these two go 1v1! Will Conners prove he is worthy? Or will Starz get another shocker of a win this close to Prelude?

The bell rings, they tie up, Conners cording holds but Starz facelocks. Conners cranks the hold, wrenches, wristlocks then cravats. Starz fights through, wrenches, but Conners rolls through to get free. BT Sports Studio cheers the exchange and the two go again. Conners full nelsons, Starz breaks free but Conners get an arm to wrench again. Starz feels out the escape, spins but Conners gets back before a dropkick. Conners and Starz circle, tie up again, and Conners waistlocks. Conners spins Starz to wrangle him with a wristlock. Starz gets frustrated but he fights up and uses ropes to flip through! Starz rolls, handsprings and wrings Conners out! Starz whips but Conners reverses.

Starz rolls, steps over, goes after a leg but Conners spins to sit on the cover! ONE and Starz sunsets, ONE! Conners jackknifes, TWO as Starz bridges! Starz spins to a backslide, ONE! Conners staggers but Starz whips, only for Conners to run him over! Things speed up, Conners fakes out Starz’s drop down but Starz avoids the elbow drop! Starz throws EuroUpper after EuroUpper, then dropkicks Conners out of the ring! PLANCHA! Direct hit and down goes Conners! BT Sports Studio fires up as Starz puts Conners in then climbs up the corner. Starz leaps to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Starz is after a leg, Conners kicks him off the toehold, but Starz RAMS Conners into a corner! The ref counts, Starz lets off at 4, but runs into a STOMP! Conners seethes, has Starz in a corner and fires off clubbing forearms! Conners bumps Starz off buckles, fires off body shots then CLUBS Starz down again! Conners digs his boot into Starz’s head, then drags him up. Starz throws more EuroUppers but Conners reverses the whip. Starz goes up and over but runs into a BACKBREAKER! Conners runs for a SNAP CHANCERY! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO! Starz is not giving up and Conners gets annoyed.

Conners drags Starz up, reels him in and CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! Conners drags Starz up, but Starz snap suplexes first! BT Sports Studio fires up again as Conners and Starz rise. Conners blocks a boot but Starz counter punches! Conners throws body shots, Starz throws forearms and EuroUppers! Conners staggers as Starz fires off more forearms! Starz ROCKS Conners, then brings him in, but Conners shoves. Conners swings but STarz dodges to shoulder tackle! BASEMENT UPPERCUT! Conners hobbles up into a back drop! Starz runs corner to corner to uppercut again! EXPLODER! Cover, TWO!

Conners clutches his back but is shaking his head. Starz fires up and he brings Conners in to underhook the arms! Conners spins out, fireman’s carries but Starz pops up. Conners shoves him off, Starz switches to an O’Conner roll, TWO! Starz backslides, Conners rolls through, DDT! Conners seethes, looms over Starz then drags him up, and reels him in for the STRAITJACKET NECKBREAKER! Cover, Conners wins!

Winner: Joseph Conners, by pinfall

Conners redeems himself! But does this prove he is worthy of bigger and better come Prelude?

 

Pretty Deadly speaks.

“YES BOY~!” The NEW NXT UK Tag Team Champions said they were going to do it, and they did it! Lewis Howley brings up what his mum used to tell him. “Oh, Lewis. You always think you’re right.” Well guess what, mum? He IS always right! He and Sam Stoker were right! But in the spirit of proving others wrong, they will hold the first of their many successful title defenses! They shall usher NXT UK into the Era of Pretty Deadly! It will be an endless era! Amir Jordan, Kenny Williams, they’re great and all, but they’re not Sam and Lewis. And who are they? “Side plate check~!” They’re Pretty Deadly! But are these boys overestimating the Lucky Yin and Bhangra Badboy?

 

Piper Niven checks with Starz backstage.

He’s sorry. Don’t be! Piper doesn’t want him to be down on himself. A loss is a loss. Big whoop. She loses, too. “Chin up, butter cup.” Where’s the bright Jack Starz she knows? But they can get back to it tomorrow. Time in the Performance Center and the ring, he’ll be back on top of his game. Sounds good. She told you! Starz & Pipes, the dream team. They’ll figure this out. Fist bump and hug. Will Starz finally shine after Piper helps him lighten up?

 

The Hunt w/ Eddie Dennis VS Josh Morrell & Danny Jones!

The Wild Boar was put out to pasture, and now Tyson T-Bone joins Primate and the Welsh Dragon! Will this bigger, badder pack of animals tear into Turbo Terry and Raving Danny Jones?

The teams sort out, Morrell starts with T-Bone. Morrell dodges, gets a headlock, but T-Bone powers out to put him in a corner for big forearms and haymakers! T-Bone brings Morrell out to TOSS him across the ring! T-Bone whips Morrell hard to the corner, tags Primate in, and Primate whips T-Bone in for a back body block! Primate runs in to clothesline, then he hauls Morrell up for an EXPLODER! Primate drags Morrell up, tags in T-Bone, and they double headbutt! T-Bone drags Morrell back up, and gets him up for a HUGE Overhead Belly2Belly! Morrell ends up in his own corner, Jones tags in but runs into T-Bone’s knee! T-Bone CLUBS, and then back suplexes Jones! Cover, TWO!

T-Bone drags Jones over, tags in Primate, and Primate springboards for double ax handles! Primate wrenches, clubs the arm, YANKS on the arm, and pushes Jones around to then club and yank the arm again. Primate whips Jones to a corner, runs in but Jones boots back! Jones runs but into a back drop! Cover, TWO! Primate clubs Jones, stands on his arm then tags T-Bone. Primate stomps the arm, T-Bone sits Jones up to jam his knee in over and over! T-Bone then wraps on a smothering chinlock to rain down crossface forearms! Cover, TWO! T-Bone dribbles Jones’ head off the mat, tags Primate in, and they haul Jones up for a double scoop SLAM! Cover TWO!

Primate scowls but BT Sports Studio rallies up. Primate hauls Jones up to a suplex, but Jones slips out to hit a BACKSTABBER! Hot tag to Morrell! Turbo Terry runs in, Primate pops him up and tosses him, but Morrell flips and lands on his feet! Morrell goes up the corner, Primate runs in but Morrell jumps and flips over! Morrell gets going, rolls off Primate’s back and dropkicks him down! STANDING SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! Morrell gets Primate up, but Primate counters the wrench to a torture rack! Morrell lands on his feet out of the toss, dodges the clothesline and runs, but into a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO!! Morrell survives, Primate sits him up to KNEE him down!

Tag to T-Bone, T-Bone hauls Morrell up and hits a BACKBREAKER! Then a FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, TWO! Morrell is proving to be tougher than Dennis expected, but T-Bone TOSSES Morrell out! T-bone gets in Jones’ face so that Primate can scoop and SLAM Morrell! Primate puts Morrell in, T-Bone covers, TWO!! Morrell goes to a corner, T-Bone runs in but Morrell elbows him away! T-Bone comes back but Morrell boots him! Morrell runs in, slides under, but T-Bone gets the leg! Morrell boots him away, hot tag to Jones! Jones dodges T-Bone to dropkick Primate! Jones fires off on T-Bone with forearm sand EuroUppers, then an enziguri!

T-Bone wrenches, kicks a leg out then KNEES Jones down! T-Bone drags Jones up, Dennis says to finish this! T-Bone scoops, tags Primate, and OKLAHOME STAMPEDE to DIVING HEADBUTT! Cover, The Hunt wins!

Winners: The Hunt, by pinfall

Bigger and badder for sure, and Dennis is happy to see these results. Will Primate & T-Bone tear into the NXT UK Tag Division and take those titles for their own?

 

NXT UK Media checks in with Williams & Jordan.

How are they preparing for their tag title match next week? Doing good! This is two and a half years of absolute efforts to get this! Pretty Deadly are facing a new Jordan and new Williams! And when they win the titles, they’ll dance all around BT Sports Studio! They get back to it with the headlocks and hook grips, but will they be able to grind down Stoker & Howley their first go of it?

 

Isla Dawn VS Aleah James!

The White Witch has been dabbling in some darker rituals lately, but what will happen if she goes too far? Are we going to see what effect it is having on her as she takes on her bright and bubbly opponent?

The bell rings and Dawn circles with James. They tie up, are in a deadlock, and Dawn shifts to get a wristlock to a wrench. James handsprings, wrenches, and has the wristlock. Dawn spins but James wrenches again. James uses an elbow to hook Dawn and get her down. Dawn fights up, wrenches back and WRINGS James fast! Dawn brings James up to whip to a corner, then runs in but James goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and James dropkicks Dawn to a corner! James runs in to clothesline, then comes back, but Dawn dodges and ROUNDHOUSES! Dawn rains down furious fists, and drags James up to CLUB her!

Dawn whips, kitchen sink knees James, then runs to PENALTY KICK! High stack cover, TWO! Dawn clubs away on James’ head then rains down more fury! Dawn drags James up, but James gets her for a small package! TWO, and Dawn KNEES James down! Dawn drags James up for a SNAP SAIDO! James writhes, Dawn rains down more fists, then hauls her back up into double underhooks. Dawn hooks a leg and has a modified butterfly stretch! James endures, Dawn pulls harder, but James powers through and gets free! James fires forearms but Dawn ROCKS her! Dawn whips, James goes up and springboards for a SHOTGUN dropkick! Cover, TWO!

Dawn goes to a corner but she sputters for air. James runs in, Dawn puts her on the outside but James forearms! James springboards and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Dawn staggers up, James fires up and runs in, wheelbarrow but Dawn hits a HOTSHOT! Dawn stomps James in the corner, drags her up and fires forearms and body shots! The ref counts, Dawn reels James in for another SAIDO! Dawn drags James up, spins her around, HALF ‘N’ HALF! Call of the Quarters! Bridging cover, Dawn wins!

Winner: Isla Dawn, by pinfall

A powerful win, but clearly something wicked this way comes! Is the Dawn only going to get darker from here on out?

 

Nina Samuels speaks.

“You’ve come at a fantastic time. Because the time is over! I am no longer going to be Xia Brookside’s assistant!” Xia Brookside comes by and says there is actually a little more time on their deal. Nina will have to clean the bathroom. Not Xia’s, but the MEN’s bathroom! Oh no… Nina gets to work, though honestly it could’ve been much worse. Nina finishes up, hair a mess, and now her time as Xia’s assistant is over. Will this be the end of it between the Leading Lady and her obsession with Brookside?

 

NXT UK Media finds Isla backstage.

After her win over Aleah James, something seems to be bothering Isla. She clutches her head, but Kay Lee Ray walks by and wonders what is going on. KLR says if we had seen more of whatever that was at the start of NXT UK, maybe Dawn would be in KLR’s position right now. Dawn glares at KLR and the lights start to flicker. KLR excuses herself before things get any weirder. Is the creeping darkness within Dawn be coming for the Scary Queen of Scots’ crown?

 

No Disqualifications: Ilja Dragunov VS Sam Gradwell!

The Moscow Madman has started to live up to that nickname the last few months, given how a slap to the back triggered his rage. The Thunderstorm loves to get on people’s nerves but he may have pressed the wrong buttons here. Will Gradwell regret pushing Dragunov too far?

But just as Dragunov gets in, Gradwell throws his jacket at him as a blinder! Gradwell clobbers Dragunov and stomps him down! The bell rings to get this on record and Gradwell hammers away! Dragunov hits back, throws the jacket away but Gradwell STO’s! Cover, TWO! Gradwell stomps Dragunov, digs his boot into him at the ropes but Dragunov shoves him away. Gradwell whips, Dragunov slides to a stop and ROCKS Gradwell to hit a fireman’s carry takeover! Dragunov KNEES Gradwell in the ropes and Half Hatch Suplexes him! Gradwell gets up for the jumping KNEE! Gradwell bails out, Dragunov checks his face, but Gradwell gets a chair! Dragunov BOOTS Gradwell down first!

Dragunov gets the chair for his own and Gradwell asks for mercy. Dragunov throws the chair away to stomp Gradwell down! Dragunov throws Gradwell in, Gradwell bails out and goes under the ring to get more chairs. Dragunov runs around the way to CLOBBER Gradwell and deny him a weapon! Dragunov puts Gradwell in, waistlocks, but Gradwell throws elbows! Gradwell throws Dragunov off, dodges the haymakers and headbutts low! Gradwell throws Dragunov but Dragunov tiger feints for the CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Dragunov puts Gradwell in a drop zone and climbs up, but Gradwell flounders away to the adjacent corner.

Gradwell taunts Dragunov that he can’t jump this, but then Dragunov goes COAST2COAST!! Direct hit and Gradwell flops out of the ring! Dragunov watches him and runs around the way, but Gradwell has the ring bell! Gradwell CLANGS the bell into Dragunov’s arm!! Dragunov clutches that arm but Gradwell gets spare electrical cord to LASH Dragunov on the back! And again! And then he puts it in Dragunov’s mouth to thrash him around! Gradwell then YANKS Dragunov down!! Now Dragunov clutches his jaw, but Gradwell gets in Dragunov’s face. “Behave yourself! Behave yourself!” Gradwell throws Dragunov into the ring, brings a chair in, and dares Dragunov to get up.

Dragunov throws forearms but Gradwell JAMS him with the chair! And then BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES him onto the chair! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov writhes but Gradwell tells him to get up. Gradwell undoes buckle pads, leaving two buckles bare. But Dragunov blocks the buckle bumps, turns things around, and uses a Mouse Trap to get Gradwell down for the rain of elbows! Dragunov rolls to facelock and he CRANKS on the Guillotine! But Gradwell powers up to hoist Dragunov onto the top rope! Gradwell throws forearms, climbs up, but Dragunov fights back. Dragunov powers through the pain in his arm to GOURD BUSTER Gradwell to the mat!

Dragunov adjusts, Gradwell throws a pad at him! Dragunov blocks that, but Gradwell trips him up! Dragunov is on the apron, Gradwell uses a ROLLING ELBOW to launch Dragunov into barriers! Gradwell grins as he goes out after Dragunov, but then scowls as he drags Dragunov up for a CLUBBING forearm! Gradwell CLUBS him again, then throws a hand, into a takedown! Dragunov knees low, bumps Gradwell off the apron and LARIATS him against it! Dragunov gets up, pulls the steel steps from the corner, and lifts the top half! Gradwell panics and asks for mercy but Dragunov doesn’t want to show it! Gradwell apologizes?!

Dragunov shows mercy now, but Gradwell gets a chair to JAM him again! “Idiot!” Gradwell swings but Dragunov goes Matrix to dodge it! Dragunov ENZIGURIS Gradwell into barriers! Dragunov drags Gradwell into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov holds on, drags Gradwell back up, for ANOTHER GERMAN! Dragunov drags Gradwell up again but Gradwell grabs the apron skirt to resist! Gradwell wants mercy but Dragunov just goes after that arm, and unleashes CHOPS to Gradwell’s neck! Dragunov KNEES Gradwell low, and again, and again! Dragunov shows double chop but Gradwell guards and again begs for mercy. “I’ve got a son, too! I’m a dad, too!”

Gradwell admits he went too far but he wants mercy. But he again suckers Dragunov in and kicks a leg out! Gradwell hauls Dragunov up to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER onto the steel steps!! The ref checks on Dragunov as he writhes and screams in pain! Gradwell drags himself up, gets Dragunov up and puts him in the ring. Cover, TWO!! Dragunov survives all the damage done and Gradwell can’t believe it! Gradwell goes back out to get a chair and slides it in. He also gets a few more chairs and slides them in. Gradwell takes the five chairs, makes them a pile, and drags Dragunov back up. Gradwell SLAPS Dragunov, fireman’s carries, but Dragunov fights it off!

Dragunov steps through, KNEES Gradwell again, and spins, into a kick from Gradwell! Gradwell whips but Dragunov reverses, and Gradwell hits the exposed buckle head first!! Dragunov fireman’s carries to hit a BACKBREAKER! Gradwell flounders onto the chair pile! Dragunov climbs up, leaps, but Gradwell moves and the senton hits nothing but steel!!! Gradwell crawls back over, covers, TWO!! Dragunov barely powers out of it and Gradwell can’t believe it! Gradwell scowls as he stalks after Dragunov to the bare buckle corner. Gradwell looks to trigger him, but he thinks better of it.

Gradwell turns Dragunov around to CHOP him in the chest! He eggs Dragunov on but Dragunov boots him back! Gradwell runs in, the CHOP hits the back!! Dragunov flips the switch and he fires off, then SPINEBUSTERS Gradwell into steel! Dragunov hammers away, steps on the chair to keep Gradwell from using one, and PENALTY KICKS him! Then SMACKS him with the chair! And again! And again! And again!! Dragunov sets the chair back with the others, brings Gradwell around, pump handle SLAM onto the steel! Dragunov rains down ax handles and haymakers! Gradwell is unable to fight back, Dragunov wins!!!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by referee stoppage

Dragunov still wants Gradwell to fight, but there’s no more fight in the Thunderstorm this week. “TALK NOW! TALK NOW!” Gradwell can’t even do that! Dragunov’s rage subsides for now, but are we still only seeing the tip of the iceberg?


My Thoughts:

What a great episode! Opening with Supernova Sessions was different but it worked out great because we’re getting a bit more of Dar VS Seven indirectly, and having Sha and Seven back up Dar and Bate is going to be a lot of fun. I almost thought we were going to get Dar & Sha VS Moustache Mountain for the go-home next week, but maybe we’ll at least get Seven VS Sha. Conners VS Starz was a really good first match, Starz is moving up from just being a Jobber, but who knows if he’ll really get anywhere. Piper checking on him was a nice touch, she isn’t just going to win with him then ditch him.

Pretty Deadly and Williams-Jordan had good promos to set up next week’s NXT UK Tag Team Championship match, but I am thinking Pretty Deadly retains because of the slowly building story between Jordan and Williams will finally move to the next chapter. Williams will try to cheat, Jordan will disapprove, that costs them somehow. Nina Samuels apparently has her last segment as Xia’s assistant, and again it was disappointing. A gross men’s bathroom that was barely even gross? There are so many ways to fake a nasty bathroom, but did they just not want Nina to legit gag during a promo? There was so much more I think they could’ve done with this but oh well.

The new Hunt may or may not be improved, but T-Bone definitely fits in with Primate. Morrell and Jones looked really good for still losing, but I think this new Hunt should squash some people before struggling with opponents. Dawn VS James was very good, especially Dawn’s change in aggression. KLR interacting with her indicates a feud is starting but I feel like it’s a little too late for even a spookier Dawn to stop KLR after KLR beat Toni Storm, Piper Niven and Meiko Satomura. I feel like Dawn and Aoife Valkyrie should start a program instead, so that we can get supernatural VS supernatural, White Witch VS Valkyrie bird-person. Prelude should at least have a contender’s match to determine who faces KLR later.

The No Disqualification main event was awesome, but really more of a No Holds Barred match since there was no ring count ever. That aside, it was great stuff for just using chairs and the things ringside. That bell to the arm spot, WOW. Gradwell trying to beg for mercy after finding he was in a bad situation was good the first time but they didn’t need to do it again. Or rather, they should’ve left it until the “I’m a dad, too!” moment and let that be the one time Gradwell suckers Dragunov in. How they got to Berserk Dragunov was very clever, and Dragunov got to just whoop on Gradwell after that. All in all, this story is going perfectly for Dragunov, I can’t wait to see what’s next.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (9/26/22)

Bianca’s the readiEST Raw Women’s Champion!

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Damage Control looks to do some damage!

With Bayley coming after the Raw Women’s Championship at Extreme Rules, Bianca Belair looks to remove a pawn from play in Iyo Sky!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bianca Belair w/ Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control; Bianca wins.
  • Seth Rollins VS Rey Mysterio; Rey wins.
  • Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano VS The Alpha Academy; Kevin & Gargano win.
  • Handicap Match: Omos w/ MVP VS Joey Gibson & Fred Lester; Omos wins.
  • Matt Riddle VS Damian Priest w/ The Judgement Day; Riddle wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Bianca Belair w/ Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control!

The RawEST Women’s Champion has the Empress of Tomorrow and the Five Foot Fury backing her up because we all know DMG CTRL doesn’t roll alone! Bianca gets the mic to say, “Y’know, Bayley, I really considered coming out here and challenging you again tonight. I mean, why wait for Extreme Rules? But then I remembered that you would never make this just about you and I. And even if you did come out here and accepted my challenge, it wouldn’t be you alone. I learn from my mistakes, and it was not about to be three on one again, especially not after last week.”

Bayley could’ve faced Alexa 1v1 but no. Iyo & Dakota had to interfere again because Bayley can’t fight her battles alone. So Bayley, Bianca will say this: If Bayley wants the title at Extreme Rules, then good luck. Because her girls will be watching Bayley’s girls to make sure this stays between the two of them. But here comes DMG CTRL makes their way out. Bayley thought Bianca would’ve learned her lesson last week. This will never be just about the two of them because it is bigger than the two of them. Bayley wouldn’t expect the fans to understand, either.

Bianca was groomed, handpicked and trained to be a champion. But those like DMG CTRL had to groom themselves, train themselves, and dreamt about this since they were 12 years old! Bayley said she would take over the WWE and that is what she’s doing! Yes, Bianca is in this position, she’s thriving, she’s accomplished all these things, but she was placed, picked, chosen. “Girl… Uh-uh.” Bianca has earned everything, nothing was handed to her. She’s here because she’s been showing up and showing out. Where’s Bayley been? Rehabbing?

Now, Bianca is sorry Bayley got hurt but she’s not sorry Bayley came back to Bianca as champion. Bianca will not belittle herself to go down to Bayley’s level. Bayley tells fans to shut up! She WAS injured, she DID get hurt. She couldn’t even walk 10 months ago, but she taught herself how to walk again, and how to run again. And Bayley pinned Bianca at Clash at the Castle! Something NO ONE had done in over 300 days! So yes, Bayley was injured, that’s why she wasn’t here. So fall in line like everyone else!

Bianca says no no no. Last time Bianca checked, Bayley WAS here when Bianca reached the top of her game. When Bianca main evented WrestleMania, Bayley WAS here. And the last 1v1 match these two had, Bianca KOD’d Bayley onto a ladder. Bianca gets it, though. She understands why Bayley returned with back-up. It’s because Bayley wasn’t ready to face a champion like Bianca alone. Bayley says, “Y’know what?” But then fans taunt and boo and that upsets Bayley.

“We’re not talking about the past, okay? The past is the past and I’m sick of you running your mouth.” But Bayley just got a great idea! At Extreme Rules, she feels like winning the Raw Women’s Championship in a LADDER MATCH. Fans cheer that ide and Bianca even smiles. Consider the ante up. But since Bianca can’t have Bayley, she’ll get extreme with Iyo tonight! Let’s go! Iyo nods and hands her belt over to Kai. She calls for the ref while the others exit, and the bell rings! For Iyo to turn around into a SHOTGUN dropkick!

Bianca kips up and fans fire up as Iyo bails out! DMG CTRL regroups but Bianca wants the Evil Genius to get back in, while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Bianca CLUBS away on Iyo in a corner. Bianca whips corner to corner, Iyo reverses and runs in but Bianca puts her on the apron. Bianca clinches but avoids the haymaker! Bianca waistlocks to bring Sky back into the ring, for a SLAM! Bianca keeps hold of Sky and fans rally up. Bianca ripcords Sky to then run her over with a shoulder! Bianca drags Sky up and TOSSES her across the ring! Sky gets up, and Bianca TOSSES her the other way! Sky gets to a corner, Bianca runs in and RAMS her shoulder in!

Bianca digs her shoulder in, then carries Sky! But Sky sunset flips, only for Bianca to stay up and drag Sky up. Sky dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Bianca blocks it for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Sky ends up in another corner. Bianca climbs up to rain down fists. But Sky slips out to trip Bianca up with her hair! Sky fires off on Bianca now but lets off as the ref counts. Sky sweeps the legs and digs her boots in, to then hit a SWINGING METEORA! Cover, TWO!

Sky drags Bianca up and whips her to ropes. Bianca reverses, but Sky reverses back to hook Bianca up for an IRON OCTOPUS! Bianca endures, fights around, pries Iyo off but Iyo sunset flips, TWO! Bianca ends up in a corner now, but she dodges Sky and ROCKS her with a forearm! Bianca runs in to CLOBBER Sky! Sky goes to a corner, Bianca goes up to rain down fists! Fans count along, all the way to TEN! Sky tries to trip Bianca up again but Bianca kicks her away! Bianca flips up and over, then DECKS Sky! Cover, TWO! Bianca is frustrated but she looms over Sky.

Bianca drags Sky up, torture racks, but Sky fights with elbows! Sky swings but into another waistlock! Sky fights the lift, throws some elbows, but Bianca holds on tight! Sky keeps fighting, and she HOTSHOTS Bianca in the ropes! Sky then hits a DRIVE-BY DROPKICK and Bianca hits POST! Bianca flops down and DMG CTRL is loving it as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Sky has Bianca in a chinlock, but Bianca powers up! SIDEWALK SLAM! Both women are down and fans rally up. Bianca and Sky rise, Sky is on Bianca first but Bianca ROCKS Sky! Sky ROCKS Bianca, Bianca ROCKS Sky! Sky runs, Bianca dodges and follows to CLOBBER Sky! Bianca rallies and DROPKICKS Sky down! Bianca kips up, drags Sky up and CLUBS away on her! Bianca whips Sky to a corner, runs in but Sky turns things around, only for Bianca to snap suplex first! And roll through to the longEST stall, and a SLAM! Cover, TWO!

Sky survives and Bianca breathes easy again. Bianca drags Sky up, chicken wings, but Sky fights to get the ropes! Sky then switches, rolls Bianca up, TWO! Sky stands on the ponytail! Fans boo but then Bianca trips Sky up with the ponytail! HANDSPRING- NO, Sky avoids the moonsault to kick, run, QUEBRADA, but into a scoop and SLAM! HANDSPRING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Sky survives again and Bayley is stressing out. Bianca glares at Bayley, stalks Sky, and she drags Sky up into a torture rack. “This is Awesome!” as Sky fights the KOD!

Sky is on the apron, she ROCKS and GAMANGIRIS Bianca away! Sky goes up top for a CROSSBODY! But Bianca rolls it through! Bianca shakes her head, and she FALL AWAY SLAMS Sky down! Cover, TWO! Sky rolls away but Bianca drags her into a drop zone. Bianca climbs up, Sky pops up to SHOTEI! Sky then climbs up after Bianca, fires forearms and a HEABUTT! Sky stands on the very top to SUPER- NO, Bianca blocks the Steiner to push Sky away. Bianca BOOTS Sky, adjusts, but Sky goes up top! SUPER ARM-DRAG!!

Sky fires up and she aims from a corner. Sky runs in for the SHINKANSEN! Bianca is in the drop zone now and Sky goes up! But Bianca trips her up! And SHOVES her onto DMG CTRL! Bianca aims, for a PLANCHA!! Bianca is all fired up and so are the fans! But Sky SHOTEIS and SHOTEIS and SHOTEIS! Sky pushes Bianca in, springboards, but Bianca gets under! Torture rack! KISS OF DEATH!! Cover, Bianca wins!!

Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall

A big win over the Genius of the Sky! Bianca is ready to fly, will Bayley regret choosing a Ladder Match for their showdown?

Someone arrives in the back.

It’s Solo Sikoa & Sami Zayn! They’re here so the Honorary Uce can face AJ Styles, will he make the Phenomenal One pay for the disrespect shown to the Bloodline?

Backstage interview with Rey Mysterio.

Last week, when Seth Rollins attacked Matt Riddle, that helped The Judgement Day defeat him and Rey. Part of that was also Dominik daring Rey to hit him, even kneeling and begging him to do it. What is going on in Rey’s mind right now? Kevin Patrick’s a father, yeah? So he knows there’s nothing like holding your newborn child in your arms. Wanting to give them the world, watching them grow up, envisioning the kind of person they’ll become, always wanting the best for them, no matter what. Rey will always love Dom, and he will never, under any circumstances, fight him.

But last week, when Dom gave him that chance, Rey wondered what happened to the kid he raised. He could not recognize this man Dom has become. Rey knows deep down inside, this is not Dominik. It can’t be! This is Rhea manipulating Dom’s heart and mind. But Rey can’t let that sway his focus. Tonight, Rey takes on Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins, and he needs to be at his best. Rey’s had his fair share of battles with Rollins, and he knows how savage Rollins can be. Rollins wanted to do more than just injure Riddle last week.

Rey may have mercy for his own flesh and blood, but with everything going on his head right now, there is no mercy for Rollins. Will the King of Lucha be able to take out all his anger on the Visionary?

The Miz meets with security backstage.

“Alright, gentlemen. I have recruited you for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am offering a prize package worht up to one MILLION dollars, including but not limited to an exclusive cameo in the upcoming spinoff movie of the Marine franchise, gift cards accepted at most department stores, a certified pre-owned vehicle, and career advice from yours truly, which in and of itself is worth $2 million.”

Now he did not want big, bulky, muscular dumb security, he wants smart and stealthy! That is why he chose them. They are not just elite security professionals, no! They are MIZFORCE! Say it with him! “MIZFORCE!” Again! “MIZFORCE!” One more time! “MIZFORCE!” Now go! Find He Who Shall Not Be Named and make sure he is not here! GO GO GO! The guards hurry off, but will MIZFORCE find Dexter Lumis before Lumis finds Miz?

Seth Rollins VS Rey Mysterio!

The Visionary has pushed things with Matt Riddle so far, they’re going into the FIGHT PIT at Extreme Rules! Will Rollins sharpen his edge at the expense of the King of Lucha? Or will he suffer for everything Judgement Day has put Rey through instead?

Before the match, Rollins gets the mic and fans sing his song, “OH~ OHH~ OHHHH~!” Rollins welcomes Edmonton to Monday Night Rollins! And he is our host for the festivities. He is a visionary, he is a revolutionary, he is Seth “FREAKIN’ ROLLINS!” And Rollins should be here as the NEW United States Champion, But the only reason he is not, that reason has a name that Rollins doesn’t even wanna say. But he is not champion now because of Matt Riddle!

Last week, Rollins had Lashley in the center of the ring, dead to rights, but Riddle made Rollins take his eye off the ball for one single second, and it cost him! Riddle has been a thorn in Rollins’ side for months, but that is the last time! In two weeks, they finish this at Extreme Rules inside… THE FIGHT PIT! Fans like the sound of that! Some even chant “BRO! BRO! BRO!” But then the singing of “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” drowns that out. Rollins has to be honest, though, this past week, Rollins has heard the whispers and read the tweets. No one thinks he stands a chance!

Everyone says the Fight Pit is Riddle’s match. Rollins had to go home and take a long look in the mirror. Rollins came to the harsh conclusion that he’s SETH FREAKIN’ ROLLINS! It doesn’t matter what kind of match it is! Cage match, Hell in a Cell, Tables, Ladders, Rollins has been in every single type of match you can imagine, and he’s won ’em all! As good as Riddle may be inside the cage, he has nothing on Rollins. Rollins has one thing Riddle will never have: his brain! His Einstein level acumen for the fight game!

Extreme Rules may be Rollins’ first time inside the Fight Pit, but he’ll tell us this. “When all the dust settles, Riddle is gonna be flat on his back, and the entire world is gonna be singing my song, calling me the King of the Fight Pit!” Fans sing again, “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Rollins knows Riddle is watching, so Riddle better take notes. Rollins is going to give “Father of the Year,” Rey Mysterio the beating he is too much of a coward to give his own son! HAHAHAHAH! But with that Rey makes his entrance! Will Rey show who’s really the coward here?

Rey DROPKICKS Rollins the moment he’s in the ring! The ref tries to stop Rey but Rollins bails out. Rollins is furious and throwing a fit, but Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Rollins puts Rey in a corner to grind his forearms in. Rollins talks trash, stomps away and digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Rollins lets off, and wipes the blood from the cut on his forehead. That’s from Rey spiking Rollins off steel steps. Rollins CLAWS Rey’s back, then he fishhooks Rey’s nose! Rollins lets off as the ref reprimands, but he ROCKS Rey to a corner. Rollins whips Rey corner to corner but Rey goes up and over then tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Rey fires off on Rollins, whips, but Rollins reverses, only for Rey to KICK him away. Rey runs but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER!

Rey writhes and Rollins seethes while fans rally. Rollins stalks Rey to ropes, drags him up and ROCKS him in the back. Rollins looms over Rey, drags Rey up and ROCKS him again. Then Rollins reels Rey in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Rollins snarls as Rey crawls to the apron. Rollins drags Rey up but Rey counter punches! Rey fires off haymakers, slingshots up and over to a sunset flip, TWO! Rollins CLOBBERS Rey! Fans rally and duel as Rollins stalks Rey.

Rollins kicks Rey around, then kicks him to a corner. Rollins CHOPS Rey, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to forearm smash! Rey flops down and Rollins conducts the “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Fans boo, too, though, and that upsets Rollins. Rey stands up, Rollins runs corner to corner, but Rey dodges! Rollins hits buckles and then Rey fires off haymakers! Rey RAMS Rollins, whips but Rollins reverses. Rey drop toeholds to send Rollins into buckles! Rey then climbs up and rains down fists on that bloody forehead! Fans count all the way to TEN, and Rey gives us some Latino Heat!

Rey follows Rollins, whips, but Rollins reverses. Rey holds ropes, elbows back then springboards, but Rollins catches him to a fireman’s carry! GUTBUSTER DROP! Rey flounders but Rollins drags him up to slide him out! Rey belly flops onto the floor and Rollins goes out after him. But here comes Dominik, with a chair! Is Dom here to attack Rollins for their past? Or is he here to watch his father suffer? Dom pats Rollins on the shoulder, so it’s the latter as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Rollins whips Rey HARD into the corner! Dom is sitting ringside now to watch as Rollins drags Rey out onto the apron. Rollins CLUBS away on Rey, then lets off to line up a shot. Rollins BOOTS Rey into the ring! Rollins offers a fist bump, and Dom takes it! Fans boo them both but Rollins goes into the ring. Rollins tells Dom to watch this. Rollins drags Rey up to snap suplex! Uno Amigo! And then another snap suplex, Dos Amigos! Rollins drags Rey up again, gives some Latino Heat, and suplexes again, but Rey throws knees! Rey makes it a DDT!

Dom isn’t as happy watching now with Rey and Rollins both down. Rey gets up, adjusts his mask and goes to a corner. Rey climbs, but Rollins Electric Chair Lifts him off the corner! Rollins turns Rey around but Rey RANAS Rollins into the buckles! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Rey goes to the apron and fans fire up as he climbs. But Rollins ROCKS Rey first! Rollins climbs up, brings Rey up, but Rey throws body shots! Rey HEADBUTTS Rollins away, but Rollins springs right back up! Rey fights with body shots and shoves Rollins away again! Then SEATED SENTONS!

Rey keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Rollins survives the sudden turnaround but Rey keeps moving. Rey slides under but Rollins catches him, only for Rey to victory roll! TWO, and Rey dropkicks Rollins onto ropes! Rey dials it up, but Rollins gets up to get Rey in position, BUCKLE BOMB! And FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Rey survives and Dom is annoyed. Rollins goes to ropes, drags himself up, and thinks what he has to do to keep Rey down. Rey flounders, Rollins aims, but Rey avoids the stomp! Rollins kicks low, but Rey fights the underhooks!

Rollins CLUBS away on Rey, gets him up, but Rey fights and RANAS Rollins out of the ring! Fans fire up and Rey builds speed to SLIDING SPLASH! Direct hit on Rollins and Dom stands up in frustration! Rey puts Rollins in the ring, hurries up the corner again, FLYING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and Dom sits back down. Fans taunt Dom with “Dominik’s Useless!” Rey dropkick Rollins onto ropes! Rey dials it up, but Rollins ducks the 619! Rey hurries after Rollins but Rollins shoulders in! Rollins GOURDBUSTERS Rey down!

Rollins climbs up the corner slowly, and Rey trips him up! Rey climbs up after Rollins now, fires some haymakers, then goes up to SUPER- NO! Rollins blocks the Steiner and swings Rey back up! SUPER STEINER AFTER ALL!! Rollins flounders to ropes, 619!! But Rey hit Rollins so hard, Rollins flounders to the far side of the ring! Rey hurries to the apron, and he FLYING RANAS Rollins down again! But Dom gets up and has the chair! Rey turns around to see Dom, and the ref tells Dom no. Dom drops the chair, but then dares Rey to use it now!

Fans boo, Dom is just distracting Rey! Rollins distracts the ref, RHEA RIPLEY POSTS Rey!! Dom puts Rey in the ring for Rollins to CURB STOMP!! Rollins laughs as he puts Rey in a PERUVIAN NECKTIE!! Rey is OUT, Rollins wins!

Winner: Seth Rollins, by submission

The Visionary gets to show off his new hold, not that he had to! That was a message to Riddle that Rollins can grapple just like him. But it also shows that The Judgement Day had to help Rollins out. Will The Visionary survive when he has to beat The Bro on his own? As for Rey, is there no reaching Dom anymore?

But speaking of Matt Riddle, he’s watching this backstage.

The Bro’s attention is trained on Rollins, so when someone pats him on the shoulder, he freaks out! Oh, it’s Bobby Lashley. Don’t scare him like that, bro. Didn’t think you were silent but deadly. You gotta keep your head on a swivel around here, y’know? Lashley gets it. He just wants to wish Riddle luck against Damian Priest tonight, not that Riddle needs it. And Lashley also heard what Rollins was saying about The Fight Pit. The MMA guys know what it’s like, but Rollins doesn’t. It’s either you tap out, or you get knocked out. That’s what Rollins fears, so don’t let him get away on this one.

Riddle says he’s not letting Rollins get away. Riddle will fight him, submit him, knock him out, Rollins ain’t going anywhere. Alright. One more thing: Lashley knows Riddle wanted to help Lashley last week, but he should never do that again. “My bad, Bobby.” Well, Riddle has Rollins where he wants him, so knock his teeth out! Damn straight, bro! Riddle is fired up now. Will The Bro take the fight to the Punisher before entering the Pit?

Johnny Gargano & Kevin Owens head for gorilla.

Along the way, they find one of the MIZFORCE guards knocked out cold! Is that a bad sign for The Miz?

Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano VS The Alpha Academy!

The Prizefighter and Johnny Wrestling have been putting Austin Theory in his place, and that doesn’t sit well with his pals, Chad Gable & Otis. “Master” Gable and #4PointOtis are waving American flags in Canada to try and make a point, but will it be homefield advantage for KO?

The teams sort out and Gargano starts against Gable. They tie up, Gable headlocks, spins and hammerlocks to a drop toehold. Gable then floats back to a headlock and grinds the hold. Gargano powers up and out, Gable runs him over, ‘A THANK YEW~!” Things speed up, fans sing “GA-BLE~, GABLE GABLE GABLE~… GA-BLE~! GA-BLE~!” as Gargano RANAS and wheelbarrows Gable to an arm-drag! Then a DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Gable scrambles away. Tag to Otis and Gargano winds up to tag Kevin! Fans fire up as Kevin and Otis circle.

Kevin and Otis tie up, Kevin headlocks but Otis powers out. They RAM shoulders but neither falls. Kevin runs and RAMS Otis but almost bounces off! Otis nods, so Kevin DROPKICKS him! Otis staggers, Gable tags in but Kevin fires off haymakers! Kevin whips, CLOBBERS Gable, then SENTONS! And MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Kevin drags Gable up for a short arm LARIAT! Tag to Gable, he hops on, BACKPACK SENTON! Cover, TWO! Gable goes to a corner, Gargano runs in but Gable puts him on the outside. Gable runs, Otis tags in, Gargano SLINGSHOT SPEARS Gable!

Otis choke grips Gargano, then lifts him up to toss into the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! “For the Academy!” Fans boo Otis as he looms over Gargano and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Gargano fights off the Academy! Otis catches Gargano to keep him from Kevin! And then Otis RAMS Gargano into the corner! Tag to Gable, Otis whips Gable in but Gargano TOSSES him out! Otis run sin, Gable dodges and Otis POSTS himself! Gargano crawls, Kevin reaches out, but Gable anchors Gargano! Gable drags Gargano away, Gargano rolls and sends Gable towards Kevin! Gable stops himself, but Gargano rolls him up, SCHOOLBOY KICK! Fans fire up for the HOT TAG! Kevin rallies with CHOPS and forearms on Gable!

Kevin whips, atomic drops and LARIATS Gable down! Kevin DECKS Otis, corner clotheslines Gable then runs to LARIAT! Fans fire up, Gable is in the corner, “SUCK IT!” CANNONBALL! Kevin then hauls Gable up, AOI SHOUDOU! Cover, TWO!! Gable survives but Kevin hurries to a corner. Kevin climbs, leaps, SWANTON onto knees!! Kevin writhes and Gable crawls to the other corner. Gable climbs up now, and MOONSAULTS! He has to land out as Kevin moves, but he blocks the superkick. Gable spins Kevin around, Kevin fights the waistlock.

Kevin kicks low but Gable denies the Stunner! Kevin comes back to trip Gable, and he steps through! Fans fire up for the SHARPSHOOTER! Gable endures, flails, reaches around, but Kevin drags Gable away! Otis runs in to CLOBBER Kevin! Fans boo but Otis tells them to “SUCK IT!” Gable and Kevin crawl for their corners, hot tag to Gargano! Gargano DROPKICKS Otis down, then he swings a kick. Gable ducks it and waistlocks but Gargano switches. Gable switches back but Gargano switches again, only for Gable to switch one more time. Gargano bucks the O’Conner Roll while tagging in Kevin!

Gargano ROUNDHOUSES Gable, scoops him, and LAWN DARTS Gable into buckles! Kevin goes up top and he SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, TWO!?! Gable survives and shocks everyone! Kevin drags Gable back up, whips him to ropes, but Gable slips out of the pop-up! Gable gets around Kevin to GERMAN SUPLEX! Gargano tags in and he GAMANGIRIS Gable! Slingshot, but no DDT! NORTHERN LIGHTS, and a roll through, to then EXPLODER! Gable tags Otis and Otis Electric Chair Lifts Gargano. Gable tags in and goes up, for the FLYING BULLDOG!! Cover, Kevin breaks it!!

But Otis CLOBBERS Kevin! And SPLASHES in the corner! Kevin flops out but Otis pursues, to CLOBBER Kevin again! Fans boo but Otis clears off the announce desk! Otis runs at Kevin, but Kevin sends him into steel steps! SUPERKICK but Otis stays up! SUPERKICK, and now Otis is on the desk! Kevin goes to the barrier and climbs up! MACHO ELBOW through the table!! Fans are losing their minds while Gable and Gargano stand in the ring. Gargano fires off forearms, then a ROLLING- THROAT CHOP from Gable!

Gable spins now but Gargano mule kicks. Gable blocks the lariat, but not the DISCUS LEFT!! Fans fire up with Gargano and he goes to the corner. Gargano aims and powers up, but THEORY swipes at him! Fans boo, Gable hits a ROLLING ELBOW! And then a CLIFFHANGER DDT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Gargano survives and shocks Theory! Gable is also furious, so he kicks Gargano out of the ring. Theory takes a swing but misses! SUPERKICK takes Theory down! Gargano GAMAN- NO, Gable blocks! But Gargano ducks his clothesline to slingshot, ONE FINAL BEAT!! Cover, Gargano & Kevin win!!

Winners: Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano, by pinfall

The long awaited debut of #PandaExpress is a success! The Academy and Mr. MITB couldn’t stop them, will Kevin and Gargano soon find themselves heading for some gold?

AJ Styles heads to gorilla.

More MIZFORCE guards are down and out but Styles shrugs it off. Kevin Patrick finds him, though, and asks that before facing Sami Zayn, can Styles explain why he rejected Finn Balor’s offer to join Judgement Day? Has everyone forgotten what The Judgement Day did to Styles? To get respect, you gotta show respect. Styles has been on his own for a while now and… Finn appears! Finn says he comes in peace as Styles’ friend. We all know the importance of having friends around here, right?

Finn says The Judgement Day has achieved so much already. But with Styles, him and Finn together, they could change the business again! Okay, hear him out. Styles has a match with Sami Zayn, right? And Sami’s got back up in Solo Sikoa. So as a friend, the Judgement Day would like to offer Styles an olive branch. Styles says they’ll watch his back? Yeah! Styles says he can watch is own back.

Omos & MVP head to gorilla now.

The Nigerian Giant continues to dominate, just how many men will be sent to the slaughter this time?

Theory regroups with The Alpha Academy backstage.

What happened out there? He thought they were the masters of success! Where was the success? Gable says his number one guy, Otis, hasn’t been 100% since throwing down with that “moron,” Braun Strowman! If not for that two ton doofus, the Academy would’ve schooled those fools. Well y’know what, Chad? It would’ve been good to know that before he got hit in the jaw. But they gotta get even with Kevin & Gargano. Gargano’s not gonna embarrass Theory twice in a dump like Canada!

But then Theory gets a phone call. Hello? It’s for Gable. It is? Well, okay. Gable is in high demand. Hello? “A two ton doofus, huh? Bet you think you’re real funny.” Braun promises Gable he won’t be laughing next week, beause the Monster of All Monsters is coming for him in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota! That way, they won’t have to fly Gable’s body home for his funeral! Sh-sh-shoosh please… Theory says Gable’s got this. But Otis, Gargano tried to big dog you out there and you gotta let him know who you are! What you represent! What you’re gonna do!

Next week, Otis VS Gargano, and it’ll be Gargano’s last match because of Otis! It’ll be the end of Gargano’s very short and sad career. Otis is fired up but Gable is dreading next week. Will the Academy’s teacher go into early retirement?

Handicap Match: Omos w/ MVP VS Joey Gibson & Fred Lester!

Montel Vontavius Porter is sitting with commentary at the reconstructed desk, and the Nigerian Giant against stares down two mere mortals. Will either one of these men survive the night?

The bell rings, Omos choke grips Gibson, and keeps Lester from running away! Omos SHOVES them both out of the ring! Omos then goes out, drags Joey Gibson up and RAMS him into steel steps! And then Omos storms over to Lester, scoops and LAWN DARTS him off the apron, to then BOOT him down!! MVP is singing as Omos TOSSES Lester into the ring, and SPLASHES him in the corner! Omos then goes back for Gibson to drag him up by his head! Omos TOSSES him into the ring, too! Omos then clobbers Gibson back down!

Omos roars, he drags Lester up with both hands, MOUNTAINTOP CHOKE BOMB! And then MOUNTAINTOP CHOKE BOMB for Gibson! Cover, Omos wins!

Winner: Omos, by pinfall

MVP is all fired up for Omos, and Omos then TOSSES his opponents out of the ring! MVP says Braun may be a Monster Among Monsters, but Omos is the only titan of WWE! Omos puts Gibson onto the desk, then places Lester next to him. Omos then climbs up onto the desk! Omos roars triumphantly, will he soon stand tall over all of the WWE?

The Miz regroups with MIZFORCE.

But they’re all out cold and heaped on top of each other! Miz is freaking out! MIZFORCE was supposed to be the best of the best! But of course this what happens. Wait, is he… LUMIS IS IN THE HOCKEY GEAR! Miz turns around to see him. HIGH STICKING! And then Lumis CRACKS the stick on Miz’s back! Lumis then sits with Miz, and wraps him up in THE SILENCE!! Miz fights but can’t get away, and he is OUT! Lumis pats Miz on the head, what will Lumis do to him this time?

Nikki A.S.H. VS ???

The Almost SuperHero is going solo tonight, and… CANDICE LERAE is here?!? Mrs. Johnny Wrestling, the Poison Pixie, has come to Raw! Will she get going just like her husband has?

The bell rings and Nikki tells Candice to go back to NXT! Candice blocks Nikki’s kick, trips her up, and dropkicks her out of the ring! Candice runs and baseball slides, but gets caught in the apron skirt! Nikki fires off on Candice, then refreshes the ring count. Nikki puts Candice in the ring, pushes her around, and tells her to go away. Nikki strikes a pose, but Candice rolls her up! TWO, and Candice fires off forearms and CHOPS! Candice fires off hands in the corner but lets off as the ref counts.

Fans fire up with Candice, she runs and back body blocks in the corner! Snapmare and SUPERKICK! Nikki staggers, into a BACKSTABBER! Candice hurries to a corner, she goes up but Nikki ROCKS her first! Nikki climbs up after Candice, talks trash on her, but Candice throws hands! And then takes her for a WILD RIDE!! Cover, Candice wins!

Winner: Candice LeRae, by pinfall

The Wrestling Family is on fire! Will Raw soon see the way? As for Nikki, she’s thrown off her superhero mask. Is this the breaking point for the Almost SuperHero?

Finn Balor talks with Judgement Day backstage.

They all trust each other, right? Then trust him about Styles. Styles is gonna come around. Kevin Patrick walks over to ask Damian Priest if he might hold back against his former friend in Riddle tonight. Rhea asks back, “What’s with the dumbass questions?” Priest says yeah, what’s he supposed to say? Of course he’s NOT holding back. And he’s gonna have zero remorse! KP said it himself, Riddle’s a former friend. This right here, this is his crew! This is his family. Rhea’s said it time and again, the Judgement Day runs Raw! So as far as Priest is concerned, Riddle is just running his brains into the clouds like always.

Just look at this past year! Riddle spent most of it pretending to be Randy Orton! And now Rollins has Riddle so confused, Riddle thinks he’s in the UFC. “Yo, Riddle. You’re not a Viper. You’re not a cage fighter anymore. And you sure as hell aren’t my friend. Tonight like everyone else, you Riddle, will fall while the Judgement Day will rise. Nothing personal, bro.” The Judgement Day laughs, but will they have the last laugh in the end?

Sami Zayn w/ Solo Sikoa VS AJ Styles!

As he shows off, the Honorary Uce has his own official shirt! He is truly accepted into the Bloodline, but will he be able to defend their honor against the Phenomenal One? Or will Styles show that shirts don’t amount to much?

The bell rings and the two circle. Sami backs away to a corner as fans cheer him on, but Styles tunes that out. They tie up, Sami headlocks, and fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE OLE~!” Styles powers out, Sami RAMS him and knocks him over! Sami holds up the finger, #WeTheOnes! Styles smirks while Sami talks trash, and Styles reaches up to headscissor him down! And then DROPKICK him! Styles CHOPS Sami in a corner, then bump him off buckles in another corner. Sami staggers around but Styles scoops him for a BACKBREAKER!

Styles looms over Sami, throws down a fist, and then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Styles follows Sami to ropes, whips him to ropes, but Sami holds them to elbow Styles back. Styles dodges Sami but runs into a back drop! Cover, ONE!! Sami is annoyed and he bumps Styles off buckles. Sami climbs up, leaps, and ELBOWS Styles down! Cover, ONE!! Sami drags Styles up, throws him out, but the ref is aware of Solo. Solo stays back, Sami goes out to fetch Styles, and SMACKS him off the apron. The ring count climbs, Sami drags Styles up to SMACK him off the apron again.

Sami goes in at 6 of 10, kicks Styles away then hits an ARABIAN PRESS! Fans fire up with the Honorary Uce as he shows off the shirt. Sami puts Styles in, covers, TWO! Sami paces but then drags Styles up. Sami swings but Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Sami sits up, into the SLIDING FOREARM! Sami staggers to a corner, Styles runs in to clothesline! And then fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Sami sits up again and Styles reels him in! But Sami fights the Clash so Styles shoves him. Sami forearms, Styles blocks the boot and slips around to torture rack! TOWERHACKER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!

Sami bails out and Solo is there. Styles glares at Solo, but slingshots to FOREARM Sami down! Styles stares Solo down and fans fire up as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns, Styles whips Sami but Sami KICKS back! Sami reels Styles in to suplex but Styles fights it! Sami keeps trying but Styles suplexes back! Sami lands on his feet to hit a NECKBREAKER! Both men go to corners, Styles runs in at Sami, but Sami gets under Styles to put him on the apron! Styles ROCKS Sami back, though, and he takes aim! Fans fire up, Styles springboards, but Sami gets under! Styles runs back in, into a BUCKLE- NO, Styles victory rolls the exploder! TWO!! Sami runs in, Styles catches him to snap suplex Sami into buckles!

Both men are down but Sami bails out to where Solo is again. Styles storms over and stares Solo down while he drags Sami up. Styles puts Sami in, he glares at Solo, then goes back inside the ring. Sami BOOTS Styles, and reels him in for a BLUE THUDNER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Sami can’t believe it but this is why Styles is a WWE Grand Slam Champion! Styles crawls to a corner, Sami runs in and fires off haymakers! Sami hoists Styles up, but Styles throws hands in return! Styles reels Sami in, TORNADO- NO, Sami blocks that to suplex, and ORANGE CRUSH! Cover, TWO!!

Sami is furious that Styles survives! Styles bails out but Sami hurries out after him! Sami POSTS Styles, and again! And then he TOSSES Styles over the barriers! Sami returns into the ring and wants the count to climb. Fans count along, Styles stirs at 6 of 10, hurries over at 8, and slides in at 9.5! Sami snarls and he drags Styles up, only for Styles to cradle! TWO!! Sami ROCKS Styles, Styles ROCKS Sami, and fans rally as they go back and forth! Sami gets the edge, but Styles roars! Sami BOOTS Styles, Styles PELES Sami! Both men are down and fans are loving this as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns again and Sami has Styles up top. Sami climbs up after him but Styles throws haymakers. Styles hops up and sunset flips but Sami holds on! But Styles pulls him form the corner and into position! Sami kicks free of The Clash! Styles staggers around, runs in, but into a CORNER EXPLODER! Sami hurries and runs corner to corner, but Styles bails out. Fans boo but Sami hurries after Styles. Sami puts Styles in, but Styles catches Sami and rolls him! CALF CRUSHER!! Sami endures, reaches out, but Styles cranks way back! Sami still reaches, claws forward, pushes through and gets the ROPEBREAK!

Solo nods as Styles lets Sami go. Sami clutches his knee and both men slowly rise. Styles storms over to Sami but into a JAWBREAKER! Styles leans on the ropes, but he runs to sunset flip! And then deadlift into position! Sami flails, gets in the ropes, and he back drops Styles up and out! Styles holds onto the ropes, ROCKS Sami, but Sami grabs hair! The ref reprimands, Sami lets go and distracts the ref, and Solo YANKS Styles down for an APRON URENAGE! Fans boo but Sami smiles as he knows Solo just helped him out. HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, Sami wins!!

Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall

Getting an assist in the win, Sami really IS in the Bloodline now! Solo “The Enforcer” does his job, will he, Sami and all of the Bloodline take over WWE?

Wait, here comes The Judgement Day! And of course, Finn has a mic to say, “AJ, AJ, AJ. It pains me to see you like this, bro. And I can’t help but think that if you had accepted our offer earlier, the outcome of this match may have been a little bit different. You deserve so much better than this, AJ. You deserve it, man. So seeing as I’m a fair and generous person, I’m asking you as a friend to rise up and join the Judgement Day.” Finn offers a hand, Styles thinks for a moment, but he stands up on his own. Finn throws up the Too Sweet, maybe Styles will accept that. Styles throws up the middle finger instead!

So Finn attacks Styles! As do Priest and Dom! They mug Styles, Rhea gets a chair, and Finn puts the chair around Styles’ head! Rhea holds it in place, Finn runs up, but Finn stops short of the stomp. Finn says he could’ve ended Styles’ career, but he’s Styles’ friend. This is NOT what friends do. The Judgement Day loom over Styles, having given him the most menacing of ultimatums. Will the Phenomenal One stay a lone wolf? Or will he join the wolf pack that is The Judgement Day?

Bianca, Alexa & Asuka are having fun backstage.

They’re all excited after Bianca’s big win over Iyo Sky, and then Candice finds them! Candice hopes Bianca shuts Bayley up at Extreme Rules. Oh, Bianca definitely will. And congratulations on the debut victory! Candice thanks Bianca, but then “DING DONG! Uh, why don’t you two shut up?” Bayley says compliments are just jealousy in disguise. And bullies are just cowards in disguise. Oh, Candice’s feeling real confident after one win here, huh? They can change that. Dakota says Bayley has the title match to worry about. Candice says Dakota doesn’t.

Bayley knows Candice is new here, but DMG CTRL runs things. If Candice wants a match with Dakota, just wait for next week. And Bianca, see you at Extreme Rules. Oh, they don’t have to wait for that. Things get heated but everyone backs down. Will the Poison Pixie sting #CobraKai? Will this all explode before Extreme Rules?

Matt Riddle VS Damian Priest w/ The Judgement Day!

Rollins made sure Rey & Riddle didn’t win last week, but Riddle will let him off the hook until Extreme Rules. Will the Bro get his “brovenge” on the Punisher? Or will the Judgement Day just keep on rolling roughshod through Raw?

The bell rings and Riddle circles with Priest. The fans chant “BRO! BRO! BRO!” and Riddle smirks. Riddle and Priest tie up, Priest puts Riddle in the corner but Riddle pushes back. They go along the ropes, into another corner, but Priest shoves Riddle down. Priest dares Riddle to come back and they circle again. They tie up, Priest puts Riddle on ropes but Riddle hops on to go after an arm! Riddle gets a HOVERBOARD, but Priest powers through to suplex! Riddle slips around to a SLEEPER! Priest gasps as he reaches for ropes but Riddle squeezes tight. Priest BACKPACK SENTONS!

Priest grins as he’s free, but Riddle springs to life to get the SLEEPER again! Priest scrambles to a corner, the ref counts the ropebreak, and Riddle lets off. Priest swings a back elbow but Riddle gets away. Fans cheer as the two reset and circle again. They tie up, Riddle waistlocks to headlock and hits a takeover. Priest pushes Riddle to the headscissors and holds tight. Riddle reaches out, moves around, and pushes free. Priest avoids the Penalty Kick and Riddle says it was that close. Priest shoves Riddle so Riddle shoves back. Riddle fires palm strikes but Priest bobs ‘n’ weaves to evade!

Priest swings, Riddle bobs ‘n’ weaves now! Riddle ducks Priest’s heel kick but Priest avoids the Final Flash. Riddle ducks the spin kick, but Priest blocks a kick to trip Riddle! Riddle avoids the stomps to literally kick Priest’s butt! Riddle kips up and fans fire up as Riddle dares Priest to bring it. PRiest laughs and applauds, but swings on him! Riddle catches Priest to a GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! BROTON! Cover, ONE!! Priest gets to ropes but Riddle storms up on him. Riddle CHOPS Priest, KICKS away on him in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Riddle goes side to side, Priest SPIN KICKS him down!

The Judgement Day cheers but the fans boo as Priest rains down forearms! Priest paces, he drags Riddle up and says, “You’re trying to embarrass me on my birthday?!” Oh, well happy birthday, Priest. He TOSSES Riddle to a corner! But Riddle blocks the haymaker into a TRIANGLE, which he makes into a RANA that throws Priest up and out! Riddle is on the apron, Finn gets Priest out of the way, meaning Finn takes the PENALTY KICK! Riddle LEAPS at Priest, but Priest DECKS him out of the sky! Priest then suplexes for a BROKEN ARROW onto the barriers!! Riddle shouts in pain while Priest roars triumphantly, and Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Priest keeps Riddle down with a motorcycle stretch. Priest taunts Riddle, “You want more pain? Yeah, you want more pain.” Priest digs his knee in deeper but Riddle powers up! Priest shifts to a chinlock but Riddle fires body shots. Priest CLUBS Riddle down and grabs the arms for more of the motorcycle. Rhea wants Priest to make Riddle pay, but Riddle KANGAROO KICKS! Riddle fires off palm strikes and a BOOT! Then he shoots around, ripcords, FINAL FLASH! Priest goes to a corner, Riddle kips up and runs in to forearm smash! Riddle goes side to side, another forearm smash!

Riddle reels Priest in but Priest fights the clinch. Priest shoves Riddle down, runs at him, but into the BROSPLODER! Riddle goes up and out to PENALTY KICK! Then a FLOATING BRO ATTACK! Direct hit and both men are down! Fans fire up, Riddle stands and puts Priest in the ring. Riddle hurries in, he blocks a kick to give a kick and he gets Priest up for a POWERBOMB! Flip over to a FINAL FLASH! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives and Judgement Day breathes easier. Riddle goes to a corner, he climbs up top, but Priest SHOVES Riddle down! Riddle hits barriers!

Riddle clutches his side while Judgement Day laughs at him. Priest goes out to fetch Riddle, and he hoists Riddle up to run and RAM him into more barriers! Priest snarls as he looms over Riddle, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns one more time and Riddle has Priest up top now! Priest fights Riddle off with a HEADBUTT! Riddle falls, Priest stands up, but Riddle springs up after Priest! Riddle stands on the very top, brings Priest up with him, SUPER FISHERMAN SUPLEX!! Fans are fired up and Judgement Day is freaking out! Riddle crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Priest survives and Riddle can’t believe it! Both men slowly sit up, Priest throws a forearm! Riddle forearms back! Priest throws a body shot, and another, but Riddle CHOPS and CHOPS! Priest ROCKS Riddle, throws body shots and a HEADBUTT!

Riddle fires off palm strike after palm strike, but Priest ROCKS him! FINAL FLASH! Riddle runs, but Priest blocks this knee to BELL CLAP! And then ROLLING- ROUNDHOUSE!! Priest sits down, Riddle aims to BUZZ- NO, Priest ducks and shoves Riddle to a corner. Riddle goes up and over, Priest catches him! Riddle fights free to dragon sleeper! And gut wrench! Riddle tucks the leg, BRO DEREK!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Priest survives and even Rhea is shocked! Riddle is beside himself, but he drags Priest into a drop zone before climbing up top!

Rhea distracts Riddle, but then drops down as Priest CLUBS Riddle on the back! Priest drags Riddle into the Crucifix, for a DOM- NO, Riddle lands on his feet so Priest LARIATS him down! COMPLETE SHOT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Priest can’t believe it but Riddle survives now! Priest snarls and he aims at Riddle. Riddle rises, choke grip, SOUTH OF- NO, Riddle slips free, ducks and RK- NO!! Priest dragon sleepers but Riddle slips free! Priest springboards, into the FINAL FLASH!! Riddle hears the voices, bro! Finn gets on the apron but Riddle DECKS him! RK- NO, Priest blocks again!

Priest torture racks Riddle but Riddle fights free. Riddle has a SPLADLE! RIDDLE WINS!

Winner: Matt Riddle, by pinfall

But Dom, Finn and even Rhea attack! They mug The Bro, and then they feed him to SOUTH OF HEAVEN! “You think you know me.” WHAT?!? The Rated R Superstar is back! Edge runs in, dodges Finn and SPEARS Dom! Edge glares at Dom but Rhea saves him by dragging him out of the ring. Finn runs in, Edge dodges him, and SPEARS Finn down!! Fans are thunderous as Edge has risen like a dark phoenix! Edge gets a mic to say, “You have tried to finish me over and over again. But I always come back! Even if it takes me nine years, I come back. And I got to come back in Edmonton! In MY country!”

Edge doesn’t quit! So Finn, Edge has a challenge for you. Extreme Rules, for the first time ever, Edge VS Finn 1v1, IN AN I QUIT MATCH!!! The Prince glares at Edge, but he seems to nod yes! Who will go to the extreme to make the other say those dreaded two words?


My Thoughts:

A great episode tonight with so much set up for Extreme Rules. Especially with basically all the matches now having a stipulation, as is the point of Extreme Rules the PPV concept. Great opening segment with the Raw Women’s Championship story, and I like that it’ll be a Ladder match between Bianca and Bayley. It won’t be about pinning or submitting, which can definitely be to Bayley’s advantage since she needed DMG CTRL to pin Bianca, and can even have them help her cheat in winning the match.

Great to see Candice LeRae now joining her husband here on Raw, and it works on multiple levels that she beat Nikki. Nikki’s been just circling a breaking point that could reset her to SAnitY Nikki. Candice also getting in on the DMG CTRL story is cool, there’s a lot of possibilities here. Speaking of Johnny Wrestling, Gargano & Kevin had a great match against Alpha Academy, and of course Theory got involved. It bites him in the butt, The Academy loses, and then we get a good segment where Gable sticks his foot in his mouth. Gable is gonna get squashed by Braun, Gargano is going to have an awesome match with Otis, but I bet Theory also gets involved with that one.

Omos crushes more jobbers, but MVP was calling out Braun, so maybe Omos goes after Braun after he’s done with Gable? Omos VS Braun has potential, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they do the ring breaking superplex spot like back in the day. Great stuff out of Miz and his “MIZFORCE,” but of course MIZFORCE was going to get taken out by Lumis. At some point, Lumis has to draw a picture to illustrate what kind of match he wants with Miz, or just what he wants with Miz period.

Great match from Styles VS Sami, showing there is cross-brand storytelling with The Bloodline. I also like that there is more blending of stories as Finn keeps trying to recruit Styles. Styles refuses and pays for it, and then we get a great match between Riddle and Priest. Riddle winning with the Spladle is great because it keeps this going while still giving Riddle momentum going into the Fight Pit. Edge making his return is great, and him challenging Finn to an I Quit is wild. I cannot wait to see this one. The HHH Era is awesome!

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (9/26/22)

Arthur Ashe gets Elevated!

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AEW Elevation Coverage

Mr. & Mrs. Superbad are in the Dark!

As if Grand Slam wasn’t enough, AEW has some extra innings here with Dark: Elevation! Will Mr. & Mrs. Superbad, Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford, be hot together in Mixed Tag action?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Capt. Shawn Dean & Skye Blue; Kip & Penelope win.
  • Ortiz VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Ortiz wins.

QUICK NOTES

If what I’ve read is correct, there are only TWO matches for Elevation tonight after how stacked Grand Slam was this year. And it’s pretty clear to see which way each match will go, too, so not much else to say.


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