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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (7/1/21)

Big Strong Boy VS… Jack Starz?



Coverage NXT UK 2021

Is it finally Jack Starz’s time?

Tyler Bate shows respect to the longstanding “gatekeeper” of NXT UK, Jack Starz, by giving him a shot at the Heritage Cup!


  • Emilia McKenzie VS Isla Dawn; McKenzie wins.
  • NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship Match: Tyler Bate VS Jack Starz; Bate wins and retains the Heritage Cup.
  • Aoife Valkyrie VS Mila Smidt; Valkyrie wins.
  • A-Kid VS Jordan Devlin; Devlin wins.


Emilia McKenzie VS Isla Dawn!

#SuplexMillie seems to have the attention of the now Wicked Witch of Scotland, and now these two fight for footing in the race to the title! Will Millie survive the new Dawn and make it to the next day? Or will Isla beat her and then her mentor, too?

The bell rings and Dawn stays put in her corner, as if performing a séance. So Millie rushes Dawn in the corner! Dawn fires off hands back, the ref counts and Dawn ROCKS Millie with an uppercut! Dawn waistlocks, Millie bucks her off then basement dropkicks her down! Millie whips Dawn to a corner, comes back and SHOTGUN dropkicks! Millie gets Dawn up fast for a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Dawn survives and starts to get angry. She elbows free of a waistlock and uses hair in the snapmare. Dawn kicks but Millie ducks to get another waistlock. Dawn resists but Millie still back suplexes! Dawn gets to the apron but Millie storms over.

Dawn shoulders hard into Millie then hotshots her off the rope! Dawn gets in to stomp away on Millie, then CLUBS her down! Cover, TWO! Dawn keeps focus and brings Millie up by her hair. Millie throws body shots but Dawn stomps her back down! Dawn runs, BASEMENT METEORA! Cover, TWO! Dawn grows frustrated and she drags Millie back up. Millie blocks the suplex to a fisherman cradle! TWO, Dawn throws down fists and forearms! Cover, TWO! BT Sports Studio fires up as Dawn gets Millie by her wrist. Millie throws body shots but Dawn knees her down! Dawn throws Millie out of the ring and then pursues as the ref reprimands.

Dawn runs in to PENALTY KICK Millie from the apron! The ref starts a ring count as Dawn drags Millie up, and THROWS her into the barriers! The count reaches 5 of 10 as Dawn just watches Millie. Dawn run sin but Millie moves, knees hit barrier! Millie puts Dawn in at 7, and fires back forearms and counter punches! Millie boots but Dawn blocks, so Millie ENZIGURIS! And CUTTERS! Randy Orton would be impressed! Cover, TWO!! Dawn survives but Millie keeps her focus. Millie wrenches, fireman’s carries, but Dawn fights free. Dawn shoves Millie to a corner but Millie BOOTS her away! Millie climbs fast, slingshots in, but into a kitchen sink knee!

Dawn drags Millie up, for the DANGEROUS SAIDO! Millie flounders about, Dawn licks her lips and looms over her. Dawn waistlocks, half nelsons, but Millie arm-drags free! Millie dodges and SPEARS! Cover, TWO!! Dawn survives again and BT Sports Studio fires up! Millie fixes her hair, gets Dawn up, but Dawn ROUNDHOUSES her down! Dawn smiles as she listens to the spirits! Dawn slithers up to Millie and holds her head in her hands. It’s as if Dawn is feeling Millie’s life force. Millie wakes up to get Dawn by the arm! Dawn makes it a cover, TWO! Dawn is furious but Millie gets her for a GERMAN SUPLEX!

Dawn flounders, Millie aims again, BLINDSIDE KNEE! Cover, Millie wins!

Winner: Emilia McKenzie, by pinfall

Dawn tried to cast a spell on Millie, or maybe even a curse! But now Dawn will curse the day she targeted the Final Boss’ student! Though, maybe that smile says otherwise… But Millie comes out the victory, will she be the next to challenge Meiko Satomura for the NXT UK Women’s Championship?


Gallus is backstage, playing Rock Paper Scissors.

Mark Coffey gets Wolfgang again, but NXT UK Media comes by to ask them how their friendly rivalry is going. They both say, “Ask the winner,” as both men won their separate 1v1 matches. Well that makes it one each, because Markus beat “The Bitcher” while Wolfie beat “The Thunderclap.” But that’s for now. Mark has an idea and heads off down the hall. Wolfgang can tell he’s up to something with that smile and walk. Wolfgang hurries after so as not to be left behind, but what will happen when one of them wins and the other loses?


NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship Match: Tyler Bate w/ Trent Seven VS Jack Starz!

The Big Strong Boy has been exceptionally Zen lately, and it has brought him to the top of the British Rounds Rules Division. But it has also helped him see those worthy of praise and respect. One of those is Jack Starz, the man who first took on Walter in NXT UK! Starz has come a long way from that day, but is tonight the night that he reaches the top? Or is there still something missing before Starz can shine?

The introductions are made, the cup is presented, and the moment of truth is upon us!

Bate and Starz circle right away, tie up, and Bate headlocks to a takeover. Starz headscissors, Bate kips free and the two stand off. Bate and Starz go again, collar ‘n’ elbow but Bate wrenches to a wristlock. Starz rolls, rolls and rolls to get free! BT Sports Studio likes the technical skill as the two go again. Starz is showing initiative but Bate gets a cording hold. Starz facelocks but Bate powers through to a top wristlock. Starz hooks a leg, grinds a forearm into Bate’s face, but Bate cranks the arm again. Starz powers out and arm-drags but Bate arm-drags back to keep the armlock! Starz moves around, fights up, and facelocks again.

Bate still cranks, so Starz goes up and around! But Bate gets the arm again to arm-drag Starz back down! Starz grits his teeth and endures the hold as we reach one minute in the first round. Starz fights up, facelocks again, Bate still wrenches the cording hold but Starz goes up again to headscissor! Bate stays up and powers Starz off for a SLAM! Starz endures, fights back to that facelock, and then up and around to reverse the cording! Starz uses ropes tp flip, then whips Bate as we hit 30 seconds Things speed up, Starz avoids the dropkick to SUPERMAN CLUTCH! TWO, but Starz dropkicks Bate! Bate wobbles into a headlock, powers out, we hit 10 seconds as Bate hits a dropkick! Cover, TWO! Another try, the bell rings first!

Bate: 0; Starz: 0

A great first but now both men rest, rehydrate and reset for the second round! A new three minutes and Starz fires a EuroUpper! Bate headlock punches back! Starz EuroUppers again, then blocks a punch to give another EuroUpper! Bate wobbles but sobats back! Bate whips, Starz reverses, but Bate goes up and under and then baits Starz to a double knuckle lock. Bate uses that to step over, get around, bait Starz with a foot, then leap frog just to slide back under, for a trip up! Bate uses body scissors for a O’Conner Roll, Bate gets the point!

Bate: 1; Starz: 0

The second round goes by in a flash and Bate has the lead! Starz knows he’s behind the 8-ball now but he keeps his cool. Will Starz stay alive as the third round starts?

Starz and Bate circle, tie up, and Bate cravats. Starz drops to a knee to go for a leg but he can’t quite get it. Starz goes back up, pries at the hold, powers out to a snapmare but Bate still holds on! Bate cranks the neck, Starz fights up, and Starz powers out! Bate goes up the corner, turns around into Starz’s snapmare, and stands up for Starz to ram shoulders! Starz keeps moving and runs Bate over with shoulder tackle after shoulder tackle! Bate hits back but Starz rebounds to EuroUpper! Bate staggers up into a BIG back drop! Starz fires up at the two minute mark but he misses in the corner! Bate ROCKS Starz with a EuroUpper, runs corner to corner, but Starz follows to ROCK Bate with a EuroUpper!

Starz gets Bate for a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Starz sighs and keeps focus on Bate at a minute-thirty. Bate gets the fireman’s carry for the AIRPLANE SPIN! Starz slips off!? And then STEALS the Airplane Spin! Starz takes Bate for a ride then a POP-UP UPPERCT! Schoolboy and it’s deep, TWO!! Starz keeps moving, Bate backslides him, ONE but La Magistrol, but Starz makes it his cover! Starz gets the point!!

Bate: 1; Starz: 1

Not only does Starz stay alive, he’s brought this back to square one! Bate and even Trent Seven are surprised by that, but they commend Starz’s savvy. Another refresher and we enter round four!

Stars rushes in, catches the rolling kick, and wants a Boston Crab! Bate resists with everything he can, but Starz steps over! FULL BOSTON CRAB! Bate is caught in the center, and he claws his way over! Bate powers up, Starz sees how close he is, and then drags Bate back! Starz sits deep on the hold, but Bate manages to slip through and turn to TOSS Starz! Starz comes back, Bate dodges the uppercut, Bop and BANG! But then BOP comes in after all! Starz wobbles, Bate runs, REBOUND LARIAT! Bate aims again, Starz stands, ROLLING KICK! Bate gets Starz right up, underhooks, TYLER DRIVER ’98! Cover, Bate wins!!

Winner: Tyler Bate, by pinfall (still NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion)

And it’s the Big Strong Boy with a minute and 40 to spare in the fourth! But give credit where credit is due, Starz forced Bate to turn it up a notch! Is this a sign that Starz is on the precipice of greatness?

Oh wait, Mark Coffey comes out? He applauds Bate’s victory, and Wolfgang trails behind. Mark congratulates Bate and then BOPS him!? Gallus loves stirring up trouble, but is this Mark’s playful way of saying he wants next?


Pretty Deadly have a photoshoot.

#SidePlateCheck! But Sid Scala walks in to talk to them about the offer they made to Subculture for an NXT UK Tag Team Championship match. That is a great idea, management was thinking of making it for next week. Whoa, no, no, next week isn’t good. If Subculture want the title match, they have to earn it. Earn it! Then in that case, there will be that opportunity. Mark Andrews VS Lewis Howley, and if Andrews wins, Subculture gets their tag title match. Lewis laughs that off but Stoker is very serious. Will the high-flying, stage diving, skateboard riding, always grinding #MANDREWS earn himself and The Modfather another shot at the titles?


Meiko Satomura is here!

The NEW NXT UK Women’s Champion is back to not only celebrate her victory, but to address the division she now reigns over! “Three weeks ago, I finally beat Kay Lee Ray. I am now NXT UK Women’s Champion. And this makes me very happy. NXT UK is now my home! And I-” Wait, Nina Samuels interrupts. The Leading Lady is always a scene stealer, and she says, “No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The Nina Samuels Show is here before your very eyes.” And what’s even better is that she is here to congratulate Meiko! She and KLR put on a hell of a show, and Meiko showed why NXT UK is the place to be. Better than that, here she is, standing before us as NXT UK Women’s Champion! Bravo, Meiko, bravo!

But now, on to why Nina is here. It’s no secret that NXT UK needs more Nina. But more importantly, Meiko Satomura needs more Nina. Because in order to live up to KLR’s legendary reign, Meiko needs a true mega star like Nina as her first challenger. Then Nina can really put Meiko on the map. No one realizes how much- Amale attacks Nina from behind! And bounces her off the apron! The French Hope already got mad at Xia Brookside for “taking” her spot, and Amale says no one needs Nina. The world needs hope! Amale will be that hope, and she says she is sick of seeing the same girls every week. She isn’t here to congratulate anyone. She’s here to take HER opportunities!

Amale vows SHE is Meiko’s next challenger. It doesn’t matter if Meiko is the Final Boss, because Amale isn’t here to play games. In that case, Meiko DECKS Amale! “Enough talking! You get the match!” Amale grins as she gets what she wants, but will she get what she deserves at the hands of the Best in the World?


NXT UK shares interview footage from after last week’s show.

NXT UK Media asks Rampage Brown how he felt after that insane Triple Threat with Ilja Dragunov and Joe Coffey. But then someone knocks on the door, and Rampage looks over. Joe Coffey comes in, sputtering a bit as he sits next to Rampage. “Well that settled nothing.” Rampage and Joe chuckle, and then Joe pats Rampage on the shoulder. When will these two have their tiebreaker singles match that was put on the backburner?


Blair Davenport signed, but what’s next?

“I have wrestled all around the world. I have sacrificed everything to get to where I am today. I have given up friends, I have given up family, to master what I do. Did you really think that I wouldn’t end up as part of the greatest women’s division on earth?” Blair Davenport has arrived in NXT UK, will she look to establish an empire here?


Aoife Valkyrie VS Mila Smidt!

The winged warrior is ready to fly again, and she “welcomes” a new face to the roster. Will Mila quickly learn what it takes to be in NXT UK? Or, does she already have it?

The bell rings and Aoife circles with Mila. They tie up, Mila gets a leg and Aoife hops around. Aoife rolls free and the two go again. Aoife gets a fireman’s carry takedown to a cover, ONE! Mila goes after a leg, Aoife sprawls and blocks with a facelock, they roll, and Mila fights up to wrench free. Mila goes for a leg, gets a fireman’s carry takeover of her own, and covers, TWO! Aoife steadies herself but Mila is after her already. Mila facelocks but Aoife WRINGS her arm! Aoife wrenches, YANKS, repeat, then uppercuts the arm! Aoife cranks on the arm, Mila endures and BT Sports Studio rallies. Mila whips, Aoife comes back to hurdle and dropkick!

Mila gets up but Aoife arm-drags her down! Mila fights up as Aoife has the armlock, and Mila puts Aoife in a corner. The ref counts, Mila lets off but Aoife elbows her down! Aoife is after the arm but Mila uses that for a judo throw! And then a Belly2Belly! Cover, TWO! Mila keeps on Aoife, gets her up, but Aoife RAMS her into a corner! And then rams her shoulder in! Aoife whips, Mila reverses and runs in to monkey flip out of the corner, but Aoife handsprings through! Aoife ROCKS Mila with palm strikes and kicks! Aoife whips, Mila reverses to clinch and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly, with a bridge!? Cover, TWO!! Aoife escapes and Mila is furious!

Mila and Aoife slowly rise as BT Sports Studio rallies again. Mila gets Aoife up, Jinny watches from the stage, and Aoife fires off knees and kicks! HEEL KICK and down goes Mila! Aoife hurries to the top and aims at Mila, but she also glares at Jinny. PERIPETEIA!! Cover, Aoife wins!

Winner: Aoife Valkyrie, by pinfall

Aoife stares down with the Spoiled Princess. Will Jinny be the mountain Aoife must soar above before getting to the gold?


Kenny Williams speaks.

“You wanna know what the most resilient creature in the animal kingdom is? It’s not the young lion, brazen bull, the proud peacock. Who’d wipe every single one of ’em away?” The only thing that survives, scratches and claws to the surface is the cockroach. Williams looks at Nathan Frazer, and that is a young lion. Frazer wants to be the brightest star in the NXT UK Universe. But next week, Frazer will wipe himself out, and all that will remain, the only thing that survives, is the Scum of the Earth! Will Kenny the cockroach creep up and conquer the British Prodigy by simply outlasting him?


NXT UK Media interviews Trent Seven.

The questions are almost over but then Eddie Dennis walks in, claiming he has a question. Oh does he now? Dennis asks, “How does it feel to be, what do they say? Always a bridesmaid but never a bride?” Oh, okay, go on. Well, Seven lost the Heritage Cup tournament to A-Kid, and then lost to Dennis at TakeOver, and even after losing all that weight, he still lost to Jordan Devlin. Oh, so glad Dennis is a fan. And so glad Dennis remembered TakeOver: Blackpool II, because who won after that one? Seven with the Birminghammer off the announce table, through a different table, to the floor, smashing Dennis’ shoulder into about 150 thousand pieces!

Dennis backs up as Seven steps forward, and Seven says to never interrupt him while doing media. Get out, man! Seven apologizes tot he reporters and asks them to continue. But there will be a continuation between the Welsh Dragon and Artful Dodger when we get to see them go 1v1 again, next week!


A-Kid VS Jordan Devlin!

The Spanish Ace upset the Irish Ace by not paying attention to the sign on the door. But while both men are without the prizes that defined their recent runs, neither is backing down. Will there be no excuses around what happens as these two have their long awaited rematch?

The bell rings, AK and Devlin circle, feel things out, and tie up. AK waistlocks but Devlin wrenches an arm to wring AK. AK rolls through, rolls free, and BT Sports Studio cheers as they reset. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and Devlin uses that to wrench and wrangle AK to the mat! Devlin goes for the top wristlock but AK fights up to his feet. Devlin wrangles AK back down, has the top lock, but AK bridges and moves around to headscissor! Devlin is frustrated, but he moves around. Devlin gets up to pop out and has a headlock, but AK headscissors again! AK squeezes tight, holds onto an arm, but Devlin moves up around again.

Devlin turns AK, gets the legs tied up, and then a half nelson to a float. AK slips through, has the arm, pushes Devlin to a cover, ONE! The two stand off again and BT Sports Studio is loving it. AK and Devlin go again, knuckle locks but Devlin kicks low and CLUBS AK down! AK trips Devlin, has the leg, but Devlin kicks free with the other leg. They reset, AK mule kicks to test the waters but Devlin stays up. They knuckle lock, AK rolls, trips Devlin again, floats right to the headlock and grinds Devlin to the mat. Devlin tries to fight up but AK shifts to keep on the headlock. Devlin still gets to his feet, and he powers AK to a corner. AK stops himself, kicks back, hops up and FLYING arm-drags!

AK runs, Devlin catches the legs but AK uses that body scissors for a takedown! Seated cover, TWO to the sunset flip! ONE, AK is ready with the leg guard and knuckle locks! AK balances Devlin, kicks him away, then springs up! Devlin slips under?! Devlin throws AK back over, monkey flips, rolls, but again AK balances him! AK springs up again, but Devlin puts him on the ropes to SHOVE him down! AK crashes and burns by the barriers! Devlin taunts AK as he goes out to fetch AK. The ref counts, Devlin scoops and SLAMS AK at 3 of 10, then returns to the ring at 5. The count reaches 7 before AK stirs. AK hears the count and hurries in at 9.9, only for Devin to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO!

Devlin grows annoyed with AK, stands him up, shoves him to ropes and then CLUBS him in the back! Devlin then reels AK in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Devlin argues the count but keeps on AK. He does a little fancy footwork but AK KICKS him in the leg. Devlin DOUBLE STOMPS AK down for it! Devlin sits AK up, wrenches the neck, but AK endures and fights his way up. Devlin knees AK in the back, knocks him back down, then brings him up by his tights. Devlin shoves AK to ropes and CLUBS him again! And then another back suplex, but AK lands on his feet to shove and dropkick! Both men are down and BT Sports Studio fires up!

AK runs in to GAMANGIRI In the corner! Devlin is in the ropes, AK is after him, and AK wrenches the arm for an ELBOW BREAKER! Devlin is on the apron but he slingshots in for a CUTTER! Both men are down again and fans rally back up. Devlin stands first, he looms over AK, and brings him up. Devlin whips AK to a corner, AK comes back to arm-drag and kip up to a dropkick! Devlin staggers, AK gets a leg and FISHERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but AK keeps on Devlin with a facelock. AK drags Devlin into a GUILLOTINE! Devlin endures, fights up, and powers through to suplex!

AK slips out, O’Conner Rolls, TWO as Devlin slips out to his own O’Conner! TWO, AK kips up and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Then a STANDING MOONSAULT onto knees! Devlin saves himself at the last second, but AK comes back! Devlin gets him for an URENAGE! Now Devlin STANDING MOONSAULTS into a TRIANGLE HOLD! AK not just saves himself, he catches Devlin in a trap! AK drags Devlin deeper down, but Devlin moves around and gets a ropebreak with a foot! AK lets go in frustration but he keeps hold of Devlin’s head and arm. AK stands Devlin up to throw forearms, but Devlin elbows back. AK kicks Devlin in the face!

Devlin staggers up into a kangaroo kick! AK wants a sleeper but Devlin snapmares free! AK comes back, gets around, SLEEPER! Devlin fades, flails, turns red, but AK’s arm can’t hold on! AK drags Devlin back up and runs, into a SPANISH FLY!! The Irish Ace hits a Spanish Fly on the Spanish Ace! But then AK snaps back to attention and gets Devlin’s arm! Omoplata, but AK wants the other arm, too! Devlin resists but AK keeps reaching! Devlin moves around in the modified Rings of Saturn, another ropebreak! AK lets go in further frustration, but he brings Devlin back up. AK ROCKS Devlin with a forearm, but Devlin throws a haymaker!

AK ROCKS Devlin again, but Devlin stands to ROCK AK! AK ROCKS Devlin, and again! Devlin wobbles, AK stands him up for another shot! Devlin comes back with forearms and CHOPS! AK bobs ‘n’ weaves to avoid Devlin’s strikes, SUPERMAN PUNCH takes down Devlin! Cover, TWO?!? Devlin survives and shocks BT Sports Studio! AK grits his teeth and looks at Devlin, who sits up in a daze. Devlin gets to ropes, AK runs in and KICKS the arms! Devlin swings, AK dodges to ROCK, then SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX! AK holds on, drags Devlin back up, but Devlin reaches out for ropes. AK still gets him up, DEAD LIFT GERMAN! And AK still holds on!

AK brings Devlin back up, Devlin gets ropes and bucks AK! AK handsprings back, into a HEADBUTT!! AK falls back, Devlin falls out of the ring! Devlin staggers up but AK builds speed and DIVES! Tope suicida hits and Devlin hits barriers! Both men are down on the outside, BT Sports Studio fires up, and a ring count starts. AK stands at 3 but sits back down. AK gets Devlin up at 5, then puts him in at 6. Devlin rubber bands the bottom rope into AK! AK falls, Devlin goes back out and hobbles about. The ref tells them both to get in but Devlin angles the steel steps. Devlin gets AK up, wrenches then whips, but AK reverses! Devlin leaps over in time, and KICKS the steps into AK!

The ref reprimands but the ring count is 6! Devlin refreshes it, pushes the top half of the steps aside, then brings AK over. SHIN BREAKER to the steel!! AK collapses in a heap, Devlin looms over him and puts him back in the ring. Devlin walks around to soak up the heat from the BT Sports Studio fans, and he gets AK up. Ripcord but AK leaps over to SUNSET BOMB! AK can’t hold the cover from the bad leg, but he aims from a corner now! Devlin gets up, AK runs in, but Devlin blocks to tie up the legs! CLOVERLEAF! AK grits his teeth, pulls his hair, and fights for the ropes! ROPEBREAK! Devlin drags AK away, but AK turns and drags Devlin down!! OMOPLATA! RINGS OF SATURN!!

Devlin endures as AK tries to use his bad leg, but that just hurts AK! Devlin moves, but AK switches to an armbar! Devlin flips that to get both legs in a deathlock! AK’s leg goes waaaaay past 90 degrees!! AK can’t take it, he taps out!! Devlin wins!!

Winner: Jordan Devlin, by submission

Devlin won’t let go! AK tries to smack Devlin, but the ref has to pull them apart! The Irish Ace is sadistic, did he just sideline the Spanish Sensation? Medics check on A-Kid while Devlin gloats and stands over him. Will Devlin’s arrogance and aggression carry him through to new gold?

My Thoughts:

A very good episode for NXT UK here. I thought the Heritage Cup would open, but Millie VS Dawn was very good to open instead. Millie winning makes sense, she needs to stay strong, and it works for Dawn to actually be alright with losing because maybe her powers will grow stronger. The Heritage Cup was a great match, a great showing for Starz, but of course Bate wins. This could fuel something in Starz, maybe even a Heel turn at some point. Markus Coffey essentially challenging Bate to a match, Heritage Cup or not, is a good move for the Gallus friendly rivalry, and I really like the idea of Bate VS Mark flat out.

Mark Andrews VS Lewis Howley 1v1 is going to be a lot of fun, and I’m pretty sure Andrews wins to give us Pretty Deadly VS Subculture for the tag titles. Meiko had a good promo, Nina had a good promo, and Amale had a good attack on Nina and then short promo to give us Meiko VS Amale. Amale did have a good point about seeing the same girls. There is more depth to the NXT UK Women’s Roster than it seems and so it is good that Amale is moving up a bit. Blair Davenport turning out to Bea Priestley is quite a great surprise, and partially explains her exit from NJPW. Blair/Bea is going to make some big waves, she might even go from NXT UK to NXT prime rather quickly.

Aoife VS Mila was a very good match for Mila’s debut, but naturally Aoife wins. It was also fitting to see Jinny show up and stare down with Aoife. Those two will feud, but I wonder if Jinny will go from talking down to Mila to recruiting her to build her faction. Dennis and Seven had a good promo segment together, their rematch next week will be a lot of fun. We got an interesting but also very good Kenny Williams promo. The visuals were interesting, with colors changing and Kenny himself sort of warping, but I figured he was building to “cockroach.” Frazer VS Williams will be great, and I feel like this might mean Frazer wins just to throw this all in Williams’ face.

Nigel McGuinness had it right on commentary, this main event was basically TakeOver worthy. At least as the great opener that fires fans up, because that’s what these two put on. Devlin winning was a bit of a surprise, but what a vicious way for him to do it! How did AK’s leg bend like that?! Devlin winning definitely puts it on AK to make a strong comeback, and they might give us an even stronger match, on par with a TakeOver middle-of-the-card match.

My Score: 8.5/10

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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (8/15/22)

A PHENOMENAL first-time-ever!



WWE Raw 2022

Will the United States Champion still be All Mighty?

For the first time one-on-one, Bobby Lashley takes on AJ Styles, and for the WWE United States Championship! Will the All Mighty prove he’s even more phenomenal than the Phenomenal One?


  • Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Opening Round: Nikki A.S.H. & “Doudrop” Piper Niven VS Alexa Bliss & Asuka; Bliss & Asuka win and advance.
  • The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa VS Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali; The Miz & Ciampa win.
  • Drew McIntyre VS Kevin Owens; McIntyre wins, by disqualification.
  • Veer Mahaan VS Beaux Keller; Veer wins.
  • WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS AJ Styles; Lashley wins and retains the title.
  • Dakota Kai w/ Iyo Sky & Bayley VS Dana Brooke; Kai wins.
  • (Austin) Theory VS Dolph Ziggler; Theory wins.


The Judgement Day is here!

Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley are in Washington D.C. and headed to the ring! And they’re feeling great after what they did to Rey & Dominik Mysterio just last week. They all get mics while fans boo, but Rhea says, “The Judgement Day… We run Monday Night Raw. And that’s been the harsh reality to the Mysterios week in and week out. I even proved to Dominik Mysterio that I really am his Papi, haha, as I destroyed his soul!” Finn says everyone loves the Mysterios! But do they even know why? No! But then to those fans, Finn has some sad news: The Mysterios will NOT be here tonight.

And why is that? Because just like Rhea said, poor little Dom had his soul crushed! And Rey was destroyed by Finn in the middle of the ring, 1-2-3, to further solidify Finn’s already legendary status in this business! But enough about last week, here’s what Priest will do to Edge next week. “What won’t I do to Edge next week? But let me ask you all a question: Do you not wanna see Edge confront the Judgement Day right now?” DC says yes! Do they wanna see the Rated R Superstar right now? Yes! Too bad! He ain’t here! HA! No, no. Edge is out in Toronto, doing his “duties” promoting this match. Edge’s first match in Toronto in over a decade!

Priest tells Edge the he heard everything Edge said. Priest doesn’t need the Judgement Day ringside. He doesn’t sweat Edge! He doesn’t need anyone to deal with Edge! That is where Priest puts the final nail in the coffin of Edge’s career! There will be no Finn, no Rhea, just Priest VS Edge, 1v1, man to man, no Judgement Day! And then Toronto will no longer be Edge’s hometown. It’ll be the place where Damian Priest sent Edge back into retirement! Oh, the fans don’t like that, huh? Bye-bye, Edge! And this time it won’t be about filming TV shows or crap movies. It’ll be Beth wheeling Edge around and feeding him through a tube for the rest of his life!

But then REY dropkicks Priest from behind! And throws hands on Finn! Finn shoves Rey but Rey RANAS him out! Then BLASTS Priest out! But then Rhea steps to him! Rhea dares Rey to hit her, but Rey keeps control. But then Finn gets in with a chair! Rey SHOTGUNS Finn first! And then JAMS Finn and SMACKS Finn with the chair! And then the same for Priest! Fans fire up for Rey as he raises the chair, but Rhea shields Finn! Then she snatches the chair! Priest BOOTS Rey down! Priest KICKS Rey, rains down fists, and fans boo! But Priest drags Rey up, feeds him to Rhea, DDT to the chair!! Then Priest rains down fists!

Rhea tells this is what happens when Dom holds you back! Priest puts the chair on Rey’s chest! Finn is up top, COUP DE GRACE with the chair!! Finn sits on Rey after having crushed him! Will the Judgement Day destroy Edge just like they have Dom and Rey?


Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Opening Round: Nikki A.S.H. & “Doudrop” Piper Niven VS Alexa Bliss & Asuka!

This Celtic Connection of Almost SuperHero and Scottish Viper has been waiting for their opportunity to grab some gold together. As for the Five Foot Fury and the Empress of Tomorrow, they’ve each held the tag titles before, just with other partners. Who takes the crucial first step towards the gold and meets Kai & Sky next round?

But before the action gets going, the RawEST Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair, makes her way out to ringside! She’s going to be a teammate to Alexa & Asuka at Clash at the Castle against “The Control,” Bayley, Kai & Sky, so she’s here to cheer her allies on. Nikki & Piper then make their entrances, Nikki now sporting a leather jacket to match Piper’s. The teams then sort out and Asuka starts against Nikki. Asuka rushes in but Nikki throws her down! Nikki rains down forearms on Asuka then strikes a pose. Fans boo but Nikki stomps Asuka down. Nikki drags Asuka up, whips her but Asuka reverses and pop-up KNEES!

Nikki wobbles, Alexa tags in and she runs Nikki over! Piper gets in, Alexa & Asuka DOUBLE SHOTGUN her out! Then they both HIP ATTACK Nikki & Piper off the apron! High-five and fans fire up while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Nikki thrashes Alexa around in a straitjacket stretch! Fans rally up, Alexa fights up, but Nikki keeps her down by digging a knee in. Fans still rally and Alexa fights her way up again, getting her arms free to hit a JAWBREAKER! Piper tags in and drags Alexa away. But Alexa kicks Piper into Nikki! Hot tag to Asuka! Asuka goes up to missile dropkick Piper down! Fans fire up with Asuka and she dodges Nikki to DECK Piper! Asuka elbows Nikki, ROUNDHOUSES her, then hits a RUNNING NECKBREAKER! Asuka runs in at the corner to HIP ATTACK, then she waistlocks.

Nikki fights the suplex but Asuka BAKCHANDS, BACKHANDS, SOBATS, KICKS and BACKHANDS! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Nikki survives but Asuka sits Nikki up to KICK, KICK and run! Piper swipes at Asuka but Asuka BOOTS her! Nikki gets Asuka for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Nikki is furious but fans fire up! Nikki goes to ropes, DECKS Alexa, then rushes back to get Asuka! Nikki whips her to a corner and Piper whips her in! Asuka puts Nikki on the apron, elbows Piper but Nikki shoulders in! Nikki climbs to CROSSBODY! Cover, Alexa breaks it with a dropkick! Piper CROSSBODIES Alexa!

Fans fire up while Dana Brooke & Tamina watch backstage. They lost last week, so what’re they hoping from this? Piper drags Nikki to her corner to tag back in! Piper storms up on Asuka, drags her up and scoops, but Asuka fights free! BACKHAND! Piper goes down, Asuka HIP ATTACKS Nikki away! Asuka comes back but into Piper’s scoop! MICHINOKU DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and DC is thunderous! Piper drags Asuka to a drop zone and she goes up the corner! VADER BOMB FLOPS as Asuka moves! Asuka drags herself up to her feet, Piper runs in but into a ROUNDHOUSE! Asuka runs Alexa tags, SLIDING KICK to a DDT!

Alexa hurries to tag Asuka back and she hits a CODE BREAKER! Oklahoma Roll, into an ARMBAR!! And Alexa intercepts Nikki with a RIGHT HAND! Piper taps, Asuka & Alexa win!

Winners: Alexa Bliss & Asuka, by submission (advance to the next round)

They may seem like an unlikely duo, but they just made it work here! And we get a Clash at the Castle preview within the tournament, will- Wait. Bayley and her team are waiting on the stage! They all applaud sarcastically and then talk some trash with Bianca, Asuka & Alexa. Refs and officials rush out already to stop this from blowing up again! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but will we just have to wait until next time?


Backstage interview with (Austin) Theory!

The Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank is back after the… less than successful attempt to cash-in at SummerSlam. Uh, well, he still has the briefcase, doesn’t he? And he’s still the Youngest WWE United States Champion Ever, and the handpicked future of the business! He may have made some miscalculations, but he doesn’t make mistakes. He is tougher because of that, wiser because of that, and he’s more dangerous because of that. Next time he- Dolph Ziggler walks in to say, “The next time? Kid, I’ve been watching you. You got crushed out there. Brock, Roman, you name it! And I get it, I’ve been there, too.”

But there’s a difference between the two of them. See, the MITB contract was never handed to Ziggler. He earned it. That is why it mattered when he cashed in and became World Heavyweight Champion! Well, that’s interesting. Ziggler was Mr. MITB, he was a world champion. And that’s great, really. But he won’t be around when Theory cashes in, and because of that, Theory thinks Ziggler’s nothing more than “an over the hill, title having has-been.” But Theory suggests Ziggler keeps paying attention to Mr. All Day. Because when Theory cashes in successfully, he’ll just keep winning and winning and winning. And he won’t screw up like Ziggler did!

Oh, didn’t like that, huh? But then Ziggler PUNCHES Theory! They brawl, and end up hitting the cameraman! Will these two have to settle this thing in the ring?

Raw shares footage of the brawl during the break, and they ended up deep in the arena! Officials rushed in to stop this, but… Who’s arm is that slipping in through the door?


Backstage interview with The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa.

Sarah says after an amazing performance against Bobby Lashley, where he came so close to winning the United States Championship, where does Ciampa see himself going next? Ciampa says he did get really close. Unfortunately, there are no participation trophies here. Ciampa came to Raw to become a champion, so the next time he gets an opportunity, that is what he is going to do. The Miz says to be honest, the only reason Ciampa didn’t win is because Styles interfered! And how is Styles repaid? He’s given a US Championship match tonight! That’s collusion!

But Miz will reward Ciampa for his valiant effort with a token of appreciation. Miz made his own custom polaroid NFT necklace. He and Ciampa have a matching pair! This is awesome! “No, we are AWWWWWESOOOOME!” The Hollywood A-Lister and his Guardian Psycho now head to the ring. Will they start on the road to tag title opportunities together? Or will they end up a stepping stone for their opponents?

The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa VS Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali!

The teams sort out and Alexander starts against Ciampa. They tie up, go around, and Ciampa pulls Alexander’s hair to put him on ropes. The ref counts., Ciampa lets off, and Alexander gets away. They tie up again, Ciampa headlocks, but Alexander powers out. Ciampa pulls hair to reel Alexander back in! Fans taunt Miz over his “TINY BALLS!” but Ciampa snapmares into a chinlock. Alexander slips out, hammerlocks an arm, and he leans on the hold. Ciampa fights up, reaches back to snapmare free, but Alexander slips out of the chinlock again! Alexander has the hammerlock, talks some smack on Miz, but Ciampa fights up.

Ciampa throws a hard elbow, then he clamps on the headlock for a takeover. Alexander keeps his shoulders up, fights up, and fans rally. Alexander powers up and out, but Ciampa runs him over! Things speed up, Ciampa slides under the hurdle but Alexander rolls off the back drop to DROPKICK Ciampa down! Tag to Ali, Alexander trips Ciampa for Ali’s slingshot senton! Tag back to Alexander and he slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO! Alexander drags Ciampa up, CHOPS him against ropes, then whips him to ropes. Ciampa reverses but Alexander kicks back! But Miz grabs at Alexander! Alexander DECKS Miz, dodges Ciampa, but handsprings onto a dropkick!

Miz and Ciampa applaud and pat themselves on the back while fans boo, but this new “Must-See Duo” are on top while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns as Miz fires off It Kicks on Alexander in the corner. Tag to Ciampa, he whips Miz in to A-LIST LARIAT! Then feed to Ciampa’s LARIAT, cover, TWO!! Alexander survives that combo but Ciampa clamps on a bulldog headlock! Fans rally up as Alexander endures and fights up. Ciampa swings but misses, Alexander fires off hands but Ciampa ROCKS him! Ciampa reels Alexander in, but Alexander suplexes first! Fans fire up and Alexander crawls over, but so does Ciampa, hot tags to Miz and Ali! Ali dodges, fires off CHOP after CHOP, then whips corner to corner. Miz reverses but Ali uses it to SHOTGUN Ciampa!

Ali slips out, ROUNDHOUSES Miz then slingshots and NECKBREAKERS on Miz! Cover, TWO! Ali drags Miz up but Miz YANKS him into ropes! Alexander tags in, he ducks Miz’s haymaker to back suplex but Miz lands on his feet! Alexander fights the full nelson to scoop and SLAM! Cover, Ciampa helps Miz get the ropebreak! Just like Miz has done for Ciampa! Fans boo and Alexander knows what happened! Alexander glares at Ciampa but Ali DIVES and sends Ciampa over the desk! Miz DUMPS Alexander out but Alexander shoulders back in! Slingshot sunset flip but Miz sit son it! Ale BOOTS Miz over! Alexander has the cover, TWO!!

Fans can’t believe Miz survives! Alexander hurries to tag in Ali, and Alexander drags Miz up. Feed to Ali, Alexander runs, but Ciampa dumps him out! Ali storms over but Ciampa gets away. Miz rolls Ali up, TWO! Ciampa tags in and Miz runs, into a SUPERKICK! Ali goes up but focused on Miz! 450 PSYCHO KNEE!!!! Then the underhooks into the FAIRY TALE ENDING!!! Cover, Miz & Ciampa win!!

Winners: The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall

WHOA! Miz has a bloody nose but he and Ciampa are the ones standing tall! Will it be a Fairy Tale Ending for the Hollywood A-Lister and his new co-star?


Ezekiel’s family responds to Kevin Owens’ brutal assault.

Not just Elias and Elrod, but their mother, father, and kid brother, too! Ernie Jr, says if he ever gets his hands on Kevin, he will get a piece of his mind!


Drew McIntyre heads to gorilla.

But as he does, someone is putting out a fire! Is that the work of Dexter Lumis…?


Drew McIntyre heads to the ring!

The Scottish Warrior may be part of SmackDown, but he’s here on Raw because Clash at the Castle is coming! And if McIntyre wins, he’ll be able to show up on Raw all he wants! For now, McIntyre gets a mic to say, “Washington, let me hear ya scream!” Fans shout for McIntyre and he says, “I know it’s a shock to see Drew McIntyre on Raw. I’m technically on Friday Night SmackDown. It might be even more shocking to see the other guy here on Raw, but that’s something we can rectify in less than three weeks’ time. Because at Clash at the Castle, it’s Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Championship.”

To finish McIntyre’s thoughts from Friday, this isn’t a match that happens on the fictional Island of Relevancy! It’s taking place on DREW’S island! And he is gonna drop Roman’s ass, win those titles, and then show up on Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, the live events, everywhere the titles should be because that is what the fans and those titles deserve! And he knows there are reports that McIntyre is suffering from a back injury. To be honest, yes, it is true. Because he’s been carrying the load of 20 men for three years in the WWE, in the ring and outside it!

And he does it with a smile on his face because it is a PRIVILEGE. This isn’t a job, it’s a DREAM! That’s why he’s hereon his day off! McIntyre is here on Raw to scout the future opponents he’ll have! Wanna hear some potential ones? McIntyre VS Tommaso Ciampa! McIntyre VS AJ Styles! McIntyre VS Seth Freakin’ Rollins! McIntyre VS Karrion Kross! But here comes Kevin Owens! Kevin has a mic and McIntyre says he likes this idea, too! McIntyre VS KO! Kevin says it is so convenient that McIntyre says his name now.

But there is something about Drew that Kevin never understood. As big and good and strong as McIntyre is, he still feels the need to pretend he’s something he’s not. Because he comes out here, talks with his big, loud almost comical voice! Sometimes he has his kilt, sometimes he has a sword. He thinks this is Medieval Times? But McIntyre is delusional because if he thinks he’s been carrying anyone’s weight around here, he’s a real dumbass! Kevin says McIntyre has no idea who he really is! Kevin’s been the same person his entire 22 years of wrestling! He is and always will be Kevin Owens, who is as real as it gets in this business!

But these past few years, people have forgotten what Kevin’s about! That’s Kevin’s fault, though> he’s been having a good time, having fun coming to work. But then something dawned on Kevin when he got here today. He got goosebumps because he realized that this is the very same arena where at Battleground, Kevin and Sami Zayn had the fight of their lives and left everything they had in that ring! They gave people a match they STILL talk about six years later! And then Kevin realized there’s a side of him that’s been missing for far too long. He misses that side. He misses the old Kevin Owens. He needs to bring back the Prizefighter!

And Drew, Kevin hasn’t held a title in five long YEARS. But enough is enough, and it is time for a change! Now, Kevin is coming after everything! Every champion is a target! The US Champion, the Intercontinental Champion, the Tag Team Champions, and Drew, Kevin doesn’t care if it’s you or Roman. Whoever walks out of Cardiff has a hell of a problem, because Kevin wants the biggest prize of them all! The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship!! Fans cheer that, and McIntyre says okay, he let Kevin say his piece. And frankly, McIntyre will have to respond. McIntyre is sick of people making stuff up juts to get a reaction.

They say things like McIntyre doesn’t carry the load, he doesn’t know who he is. He knows exactly who he is, too!! Someone mocked him for being “The Chosen One.” That was 15 YEARS AGO!! Then he got FIRED, and had to work his ass off, earn his way back off! He didn’t call the WWE, they called him! And he’s worked his ass off ever since! A two-time world champion! He beat Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Randy Orton and everyone who has stood in his path! Don’t you dare pull this BS again!! Now, it’s time for Kevin and McIntyre to stop talking. Prizefighter, sports entertainer, superstar, they’re wrestlers in a wrestling ring, so let’s just freakin’ wrestle!!

Fans are thunderous and Kevin tells McIntyre that he may not be a prize, but he’s still on! Kevin and McIntyre, a preview of coming attractions, who will win this fight?

Drew McIntyre VS Kevin Owens!

Raw returns and this is happening! The bell rings, they tie up and McIntyre puts Kevin in a corner. He lets off and welcomes Kevin to return, and the two reset. They tie up again, McIntyre pushes Kevin back but Kevin turns things around. Kevin lets off now and he circles with McIntyre again. Fans rally and duel and the tow tie up again. Kevin headlocks, McIntyre powers up and out, but Kevin RAMS him. McIntyre stays up and says, “Not today!” Kevin kicks low and says, “Shut up!” as he headlocks again. McIntyre powers up, powers out, and they RAM shoulders again. McIntyre says up Kevin’s, then kicks low!

McIntyre headlocks now but Kevin powers out. Things speed up, McIntyre RAMS Kevin and sends him flying! McIntyre stomps and punches Kevin in the corner, whips him corner to corner hard, then runs in. But Kevin elbows back and POSTS McIntyre! McIntyre sits down, Kevin says “SUCK IT!” and CANNONBALLS! Fans fire up and Kevin soaks it all up! “This is MY show!” Kevin drags McIntyre to a drop zone, then hits a SENTON, to a MOONSAULT! Cover, ONE!! Kevin grinds a forearm into McIntyre’s face, then stands on McIntyre’s hand. Kevin throws haymakers, then has McIntyre in a corner. Kevin RAMS his shoulder in as fans rally up.

The ref counts, Kevin lets off and brings McIntyre out. Fans duel, Kevin suplexes, but McIntyre blocks! And blocks again, to suplex Kevin and TOSS him! McIntyre says, “SUCK IT” back! Kevin bails out, so McIntyre builds speed! Kevin gets in to ROCK McIntyre! Kevin tosses McIntyre out, builds speed, but McIntyre ROCKS him! McIntyre brings Kevin up but Kevin fights the suplex! Kevin HOTSHOTS McIntyre, POSTS McIntyre, and McIntyre falls to the floor! Kevin steps back but then goes out to APRON FROG SPLASH!! Fans fire up and Kevin roars, “This is MY show!” as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Kevin has McIntyre down in a chinlock. McIntyre endures and fans rally up, but Kevin leans on the hold. McIntyre fights up, Kevin CLUBS him, and CLUBS him again. Kevin whips McIntyre corner to corner but McIntyre comes back to CLOBBER Kevin! And again! McIntyre whips, and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Kevin away! Kevin gets to a corner but McIntyre clinches to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly again! And then McIntyre hits a NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up and fans fire up! McIntyre aims, Kevin gets up, and McIntyre underhooks, but Kevin wrenches out! Kevin kicks and hits a DDT of his own! Cover, TWO!

Kevin is annoyed but the fans rally up again. Kevin waits on McIntyre and then brings him around. Fans duel as Kevin whips, but McIntyre BOOTS back! McIntyre scoops Kevin but Kevin slips off to waistlock. McIntyre elbows free, runs in but Kevin BOOTS McIntyre down! Kevin goes up the corner again, for a SWANTON BOMB onto knees! McIntyre reels Kevin in to MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre is a bit surprised Kevin survives but the fans rally up again. McIntyre snarls as he stalks Kevin to a corner. McIntyre drags Kevin up, throws hands and CHOPS in the corner, then hoists him up top.

McIntyre ROCKS Kevin, climbs up after him, but Kevin trips him up! Kevin adjusts, throws haymakers, and McIntyre falls into the Tree of Woe. But he sits right up! Kevin fights the clinch and HEADBUTTS McIntyre down! Kevin hurries to CANNONBALL McIntyre out of the Tree! Then Kevin goes back up top, for the FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre barely kicks out so Kevin goes right back up! SWNTON BOMB hits this time! Cover, TWO!!! McIntyre survives again! Kevin is beside himself but DC is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as Kevin thinks of what to try next. Kevin paces, then decides to go up one more time!

McIntyre is right up! He ROCKS Kevin again and again, then climbs up after him! McIntyre fireman’s carries Kevin for a SUPER WHITE NOISE!! Cover, TWO!?! McIntyre is beside himself! But he goes to the corner and he wants Kevin to stand up. CLAY- SUPERKICK!! Kevin kicks, but no stunner! GLASGOW KISS HEADBUTT! SUPERKICK!! LARIAT!! Both men are down and fans are giving a standing ovation! Kevin gets to the ropes, McIntyre gets to his feet. Kevin and McIntyre just start throwing haymakers! They go faster and faster and it’s just a brawl! Fans are loving it as they get a second wind!

Kevin kicks low, whips, but McIntyre leaps out of the pop-up to turn and FUTURE SHOCK! McIntyre hurries to a corner, he takes aim again, but wait! THE USOS attack!!

Winner: Drew McIntyre, by disqualification

The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions do Roman Reigns’ dirty work! Jey drags McIntyre up, for a SUPERKICK from Jimmy! Jey then goes up top, and USO- NO! McIntyre dodges the splash, CLOBBERS Jimmy, then TOSSES Jey out onto Jimmy! A nasty landing for the Usos, but then Kevin returns! STUNNER!! The Prizefighter gets the last word, but then he tells the Usos to tell Roman that he owes Kevin one. But then the Usos pick the bones, ONE AND- HEADBUTT! McIntyre dodges Jimmy to CLAYMORE!! Turns out McIntyre gets the last word! Will the Scottish Warrior rip the Tribal Chief off the throne at Clash at the Castle?


Seth Rollins is here!

The Visionary promised he’d be here to hear from Matt Riddle just like the rest of us, but what will Rollins have to say about what Riddle has to say? We’ll find out, after the break.

Raw returns and Rollins has a mic. “I am a Visionary. I am a revolutionary. I am Seth! Freakin’! Rollins! HAHAHA! And I am excited because the time has finally come.” Riddle is getting mic’d up in his mom’s basement via satellite, and he’s about to give us his “big news.” So Rollins came out here for a front row seat so we can all celebrate together, when finally, for the first time in his life, Riddle does the smart thing and tells the entire world that he is retiring! HAHAHAAA! Don’t boo! This is cause for celebration. Riddle can do whatever he wants. He can go back to middle school and finish the seventh grade.

Riddle can start a farm! That industry is very lucrative these days. Riddle says he’s glad Rollins is out there so fans can see what a slimy piece of trash he is! But Riddle doe shave a medical update about his condition. Well here it is! The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Rollins knows this is very difficult for Riddle, so the fans need to be respectful. Riddle, please continue. Riddle says it is a bit hard to say this… But he’s MEDICALLY CLEARED! So the next time Riddle sees Rollins, it is on! Oh, okay, it’s on, huh? Next time they see each other. Like at Madison Square Garden? Or SummerSlam?

Because it seems to Rollins that any time they’re in the same place at the same time, the outcome is the same: Rollins stomping Riddle into the mat! And does Riddle know why that is? Because Rollins is always one, two, three steps ahead! Rollins wishes Riddle was here right now because Rollins would love nothing more than to stomp those last few brain cells out of Riddle’s stupid, stompable head! Well glad you feel that way, Rollins. Because Riddle is NOT in his mom’s basement. He is here in DC and the arena! SO he’ll head to the ring to kick Rollins’ ass!! Riddle is rushing to gorilla, here he comes! And then down the ramp!

Riddle slides in but slides out to avoid the stomp! He drag Rollins out and fire off hands! Fans fire up, Rollins RAMS Riddle into barriers but runs away. Riddle pursues to fire off KICK after KICK after KICK! Then a BROSPLODER! Rollins bails out, Riddle goes to the apron but Rollins trips him up! Riddle crashes down hard, and Rollins drags him back up to TOSS over the desk! Rollins rains down fists, clears off the desk, and then he drags Riddle onto it! “How stupid are you!? How stupid are you?!” Rollins CLUBS Riddle, then climbs up onto the desk! CURB- NO, Riddle dodges! Rollins falls over, Riddle KNEES him into the crowd!

Riddle then pursues, and they run up the bleachers! The fans cheer Riddle on as he runs Rollins off! But will Rollins have no choice but to take The Stallion on soon enough?


Backstage interview with Riddle.

Kevin Patrick says Riddle returned for the first time since Rollins’ SumemrSlam attack. Riddle knows all that, KP, but tonight was just a taste. Riddle is issuing a challenge! Rollins: Clash at the Castle! Be there! Will the Bro get to burn it down with the Architect in Cardiff?


Veer Mahaan VS Beaux Keller!

The Lion of India is on the hunt again, and DC’s own is on the menu! Will everyone from sea to shining sea come to #FearVeer?

The bell rings and Veer circles with Beaux. Veer rushes in, Beaux dodges, and then dodges again! Fans rally up as Beaux shows he can move. Veer rushes in but Beaux dodges again and then bails out! Veer chases after but Beaux gets back in the ring. Beaux plays keep-away as Veer gets back in, then Beaux DROPKICSK Veer! Veer shakes it off but Beaux throws a haymaker! And then another, only to get caught and TOSSED out of the ring! Veer then goes out after Beaux to choke grip and TOSS him back into the ring! Veer gets in and runs at the corner to SPLASH! Beaux staggers, into a FLYING THESZ PRESS!

Veer growls and stomps around, for the MILLION DOLLAR LARIAT! Beaux flounders, but Veer HIP DROPS, into the CERVICAL CLUTCH!! Beaux taps, Veer wins!

Winner: Veer Mahaan, by pinfall

Another battle, another win as another mere mortal falls prey to Veer Mahaan! Will even champions begin to #FearVeer?


Backstage interview with Dakota Kai, Bayley & Iyo Sky.

What can we expect from Kai’s first singles match here on Raw? Uh, Sarah, if you’ve been paying attention, you don’t need to ask that. Then for clarification, can she elaborate? Ugh, Bayley can’t believe this. For all the idiots out there, and for “clarification’s sake,” just please tell them. How is this: spoiler alert, she’ll win! That good enough? Sky says in Japanese and Bayley translates into English, you can expect them all to do a lot more winning when these two become the NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! And that means first, they beat Alexa & Asuka next week, and again at Clash at the Castle.

Kai then spots something and walks over. “Hey! Relax. We’re not here to ambush you,” Dana, Kai just wants to make sure she’s ready. Oh, Dana’s ready. She is ready 24/7! And if these three are trying to intimidate her, she is NOT afraid of them. Kai says fear is a motivator. Maybe Dana should be afraid. Kai, Sky & Bayley head out, but will #CobraKai sink her teeth into the Flex Appeal?


WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS AJ Styles!

Though they’ve battled in a tag team match, back when MVP was on the All Mighty’s side and the Nigerian Giant was on the Phenomenal One’s team, this is the first-ever 1v1 battle between these two icons! Who wins this dream match to say they are truly phenomenal?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who carries the golden banner of this great country!

Lashley and Styles circle, feel things out, and Styles KICKS! And ROCKS and KICKS again! Styles has Lashley in a corner, he has the leg, but Lashley shoves him away! Lashley then runs Styles over! Lashley drags Styles up, bumps him off buckles, then throws back elbow after back elbow! The ref counts, Lashley lets off and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Styles is showing he’s tougher than that, but Lashley drags him back up. Styles fires off forearms, but Lashley kicks low! Lashley runs, but Styles hurdles and things speed up, Styles DROPKICKS Lashley down! Fans fire up while Styles catches his breath.

Styles drags Lashley around to drop an elbow on the leg! And another! Fans duel as Styles kicks the leg and paces around. Styles drags Lashley up, bumps him off buckles, but Lashley scoops and SLAMS Styles! Lashley drags Styles up now, throws him out of the ring, but Styles lands on his feet! Styles gets in as Lashley slides out, and Styles dropkicks Lashley away! Then slingshots, but has to bail out as Lashley moves! Lashley then fireman’s carries Styles to run, but Styles slips off! Lashley stops from hitting the post and he elbows Styles away. But Styles gets up on the apron to SLIDING KNEE! And then FLYING FOREARM!

Fans fire up as Lashley goes down! Both men are on the outside, catching their breath, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Styles has Lashley in the corner again. Styles whips him corner to corner but Lashley reverses. Styles slides into the POST! Styles writhes but Lashley leaves him outside the ring as the count climbs. But then Lashley goes out at 5 of 10 to RAM Styles into the barriers! And then TOSS him into more barriers! Styles almost falls into the timekeeper’s area, but Lashley drags him up to RAM him! Lashley gets in the ring at 7 of 10 to refresh the count. He then goes back to get Styles and put him in the ring. Styles crawls to a corner, Lashley stalks after him. Lashley drags Styles up, throws back elbows, then stomps Styles down.

Lashley throws more elbows as the ref counts, and Lashley rains down fists! The ref backs Lashley away to check Styles but Styles says he’s still good to go. Lashley drags Styles up but Styles hits a JAWBREAKER! And an ENZIGURI! Fans fire up as Styles stands back up, and he stomps Lashley down! Styles hobbles, clutching his bad back. But Styles stomps Lashley more, runs, and drops a knee! Fans rally up while Styles grits his teeth and stands up. Lashley hits back with big forearm shots! Styles KICKS the leg, Lashley shoves him, but Styles KICKS him back! Styles fires off more hands and CHOPS!

Styles runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up again as Lashley looms over Styles. Lashley drags Styles up, whips him to the corner again, and Styles SMACKS off the post from the top this time! Styles falls down, but here come Miz and Ciampa! Fans boo but Lashley drags Styles up. Lashley whips Styles corner to corner hard and Styles bounces off off buckles! Miz & Ciampa are ringside and Lashley glares at them. Fans taunt Miz over his “TINY BALLS! TINY BALLS!” but Ciampa covers Miz’s ears to tune that out. Lashley drags Styles up, reels him in and suplexes, but Styles blocks! And blocks again!

Lashley CLUBS away on Styles’ back, suplexes again, but Styles knees free! But Lashley kicks low to try again! He hangs Styles out to dry, then CLOBBERS him! Styles holds on, Lashley runs again, and he BLASTS Styles off the apron! Styles hits the ground hard, but Ciampa distracts Lashley! Miz sneaks up on Styles, drags him up, but DEXTER LUMIS jumps the railing!! Security jumps on Lumis and they spill over into commentary! Miz is shocked to see this and backs away while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Styles has Lashley down now! It’s of note that Miz & Ciampa are gone from ringside. That’s because after Lashley gave Miz a Spear, the ref REJECTED Miz and Ciampa! Styles KICKS the leg and Lashley flounders. Styles drags Lashley up, kicks but Lashley blocks to ELBOW him! And a BIG lift for the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Lashley waits on Styles to stand up, Lashley runs in but is sent right out! Styles KICKS Lashley off the apron, then SLINGHOT FOREARMS! Direct hit and they’re down at the ramp again! Styles puts Lashley in the ring, blocks a punch to fire off the Phenomenal Blitz! LARIAT to SLIDING FOREARM!

Fans fire up behind Styles as he grimaces and gets back up. Lashley goes to the other corner, Styles runs in to SPLASH! And then fireman’s carry! But Lashley slips off and shoves Styles into the corner! Lashley CLUBS Styles, TOSSES him to the apron, but Styles shoulders back in! Styles KICKS the leg out, slingshots again, FALLING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Lashley keeps surviving these shots but Styles gets him up, Lashley RAMS Styles into a corner! And again and again! But then Styles BOOTS Lashley away! Styles runs, tilt-o-whirl, but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives and Lashley is surprised!

Lashley stalks Styles to a corner and hauls him back up. Lashley then hauls Styles up to the top rope! Fans rally and duel again and Lashley ROCKS Styles with a right. Lashley climbs up, brings Styles up in a clinch, but Styles slips out underneath! CHOP BLOCK, then a torture rack! TOWER HACKER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Styles’ back may have been a factor, but he stands up again. Fans rally, Styles brings Lashley up and reels him in, but no Clash yet! Lashley back drops Styles away! Lashley wants Styles to stand, but Styles doesn’t, so Lashley hauls him up to the Canadian Rack! CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives again!!

Lashley gator rolls Styles to the apron and then fireman’s carries him. Lashley runs in to POST Styles! Styles helicopters to the floor! But Lashley isn’t done, he drags Styles up and into the ring. Lashley aims from a corner, runs in, but Styles KICKS the Spear away! Then rolls Lashley into the CALF CRUSHER!! Lashley endures but Styles pulls way back on the leg!! Lashley slips an arm inside the grip and breaks it, to get a HURT LOCK on the floor! Styles rolls it back to a cover, TWO!! Lashley lets Styles go in time, but Styles KICKS the leg! Lashley is in the corner, Styles runs in, “This is Awesome!” as Lashley puts Styles on the apron!

Styles ROCKS Lashley, prepares his armband, leaps but no Phenomenal Forearm! Lashley rebounds and SPEARS!! Cover, Lashley wins!!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)

That was a phenomenal battle with a MIGHTY ending! The title stays with Bobby Lashley, who will be next to step to the Rocky Mountain Machine?


Dakota Kai w/ Iyo Sky & Bayley VS Dana Brooke!

The Role Model has promised she, Kai & Sky will take control of Raw, and that is starting with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament. Will #CobraKai show that the 24/7 Championship is beneath them?

The bell rings and Kai ties up with Dana. They are in a deadlock, but Dana waistlocks. Kai breaks free and PELES Dana right down! Kai waits on Dana to get up, and Kai BOOTS her against ropes! Dana flops down, Kai covers, TWO! Kai stays cool and she pushes Dana around. Bayley says to take control, and Kai whips Dana into the corner hard! BOOT WASH! Bayley wants commentary to talk about that! Kai covers, TWO! Kai snarls but Bayley says she’s so proud. Kai sits Dana up to fire off Kawada Kicks! Dana shoves her away but Kai kicks Dana around more. Dana throws more hands but Kai throws more kicks!

Kai whips Dana to a corner, runs in but Dana BOOTS back! Dana then elbows Kai, ducks ‘n’ dodges and fires off forearms! Dana hits a short arm LARIAT, then another! Fans fire up with Dana and she brings Kai up to whip her to a corner. Kai hits hard, Dana handsprings in and back elbows! Dana keeps moving, but the bulldog is sent into buckles! Kai runs in Around the World, BOOT!! Cover, Kai wins!

Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall

Bayley & Sky celebrate with Kai, they’re taking over one win at a time! Will they be truly in control once they get those tag titles?


(Austin) Theory VS Dolph Ziggler!

The Youngest Mr. MITB Ever may have missed his opportunity at SummerSlam, but there’s always Clash at the Castle! Will Theory show the Showoff that Theory is the future? Or will Ziggler show Theory that he still has much to learn in the present?

Raw returns and Ziggler makes his entrance. The bell rings and Ziggler TACKES Theory! They scrap, Ziggler gets around and has the SLEEPER! Theory flails but he’s already turning red! Theory pries free, rains down fists, but Ziggler slips around to body scissor! He makes it a cover, ONE, and Theory throws more hands! Ziggler pushes Theory away but Theory DECKS Ziggler with that left! Theory snarls and scowls and he looms over Ziggler. Ziggler gets to the corner, the ref backs Theory off, but Theory storms up on Ziggler to POST him! Theory seethes and he brings Ziggler out. Theory POSTS Ziggler again!

Theory drags Ziggler back in to say, “All day! You hear me? All day!” And he POSTS Ziggler again! Theory is snarling even more as he drags Ziggler to a cover, TWO!! Ziggler is still in this but Theory puts him on the ropes. Theory CHOKES Ziggler, lets off at 4, and then soaks up the heat. “This is my time!” Theory says Ziggler isn’t gonna last, but then Ziggler ROCKS and SATELLITE DDTs Theory down! Fans fire up as Ziggler and Theory are both on the mat. Ziggler gets to his feet while Theory goes to a corner. Ziggler drags Theory up to POST him in return! Theory flops to the apron then the floor and fans fire up again.

Ziggler shakes out his bad arm, goes out after Theory and smacks him off the apron! The ref counts, Ziggler puts Theory in, and he drags Theory back up to fire off haymakers. Ziggler throws body shots in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and he hoists Theory up top. Ziggler climbs up after Theory now, and goes to the very top! But Theory holds the superplex off and throws body shots! Theory ROCKS Ziggler and he drops down! Fans boo but Theory tells them to shut up. Ziggler comes right back to SUPER FACEBUSTER! But Ziggler clutches his leg! Ziggler crawls to a cover, TWO!! Theory survives thanks to the delay, and Raw goes to break!

Raw returns again and Theory grinds Ziggler down in a chinlock. Fans rally up as Ziggler fights to his feet. Ziggler throws elbows into Theory’s ribs and then ROCKS Theory with a haymaker! And another! Both men stagger but Ziggler runs in, drop toehold into buckles! Theory storms around on the apron, takes aim and slingshots to somersault, and SHOTGUN! Cover, TWO! Theory is furious so he drags Ziggler up to POST again! Ziggler hangs out of the corner, but Theory drags him in. “I can do this all day! You’re nothing!” Fans rally for Ziggler but Theory keeps talking trash. Theory gets Ziggler up, suplexes, but Ziggler slips off!

Ziggler goes to a corner and UPPERCUTS back! Theory rushes in again, but into a BOOT! Theory tries one more time, but only gets buckles! Ziggler runs and LARIATS Theory down! And LARIATS again! And then jumps into the corner to rain down fists! Fans count and Ziggler goes way past 10! Ziggler turns Theory to a NECKBREAKER! And then a BIG elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Ziggler is beside himself but the fans rally behind him. Ziggler slaps some sense into himself, aims from a corner, and Theory slowly rises. SUPER- NO, Theory blocks the kick, shoves Ziggler away, but Ziggler ELBOWS him! Ziggler goes up but Theory CLUBS him down!

Theory torture racks Ziggler for a TOWERHACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Ziggler is showing Theory just why he’s a Grand Slam Champion! Theory snarls, he goes to the apron again and fans jeer and boo. Theory fires up, slingshots again, but into a FAMOUSER! Cover, TWO!! Theory survives and DC can’t believe it! Ziggler facelocks Theory and drags him up. Ziggler ROCKS Theory, eggs him on, so Theory ROCKS him back! Ziggler ROCKS Theory, Theory ROCKS Ziggler, repeat! Fans fire up as the shots go back and forth, faster and faster! Theory kicks the leg, CLUBS away on Ziggler, fires off hands, but Ziggler kicks back! And a HEADBUTT!

ZIG- NO, no Zigzag, BIG LARIAT!! Theory calls his shot, he hauls Ziggler back up, fireman’s carries him, but Ziggler fights free! Sunset flip, TWO! Theory sits on it, TWO!! Fireman’s carry but Ziggler slips off to a ZIGZAG!! Cover, TWO!?!? Theory survives Ziggler’s best shot, is Theory backing up all his trash talk? Fans rally up as Ziggler and Theory stir. Ziggler sits up first and stands back up. Fans fire up as Ziggler is in the corner, and Ziggler tunes up the band! Theory rises, Ziggler rushes in, but no superkick! Roll up, FEET ONT HE ROPES!! The ref sees it just in time! Ziggler rolls Theory now, TWO!!

Ziggler kicks the legs, runs and FAM- NO! Fireman’s carry! A TOWN DOWN!!! Cover, Theory wins!!

Winner: (Austin) Theory, by pinfall

Fans boo but Theory just takes a victory selfie! Will the Youngest Mr. MITB continue to upset everyone as he continues to pull out victories?

My Thoughts:

Another great Raw, though I am curious as to what we got as the main event. Ziggler VS Theory was a great match, but I did not expect that to be what closes the show with how red hot a lot of other stories have been going. I did like that during the brawl between Theory and Ziggler that Lumis’ arm was in that doorway. It doesn’t outright indicate Lumis and Theory will reunite under The Way, but it doesn’t eliminate that possibility. And it seems Lumis is obsessed with AJ Styles. Lashley VS Styles was a great match, even with Miz & Ciampa showing up, but Lumis shows up at the end of another AJ Styles match, so Styles VS Lumis might be the feud after Clash at the Castle.

Miz & Ciampa also had a very good match against Alexander & Ali, and with Ciampa saying he will seize his next title opportunity, I wonder if Miz & Ciampa will help fill out the tag division for a moment since Usos cleared out quite a few other teams. And of course the Usos showed up to go after McIntyre. McIntyre and Kevin Owens had an awesome promo segment, and awesome match, but then the Usos had to “ruin” it. But McIntyre stands tall tonight, so who knows how heated it’ll get this Friday on SmackDown.

And while Kevin is returning to his old self, he also seems to have the added gimmick of claiming no one else knows who they are. I hope he gets to cut a promo on the entire Elias/Ezekiel family. I busted up at that picture they had of the whole family. I hope we get a Nutty Professor: Meet the Klumps kind of promo. Then, like Omos did before, Veer returned to do another squash match just so we don’t forget he exists. At this point, why not have those two guys interact. Omos VS Veer would be really tricky, though, because one of those monsters has to lose. A team of them would also be hard because how would the Usos survive them? At the very least, HHH should probably move one of them over to SmackDown so there’s more space for both of them.

Dakota also squashed Dana to kinda make a point that “The Control” (still not canonically named on TV) are higher up on the card. And we haven’t gotten any 24/7 Championship shenanigans lately, I wonder what HHH has planned for that title. We got a great opening match from the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament, Asuka & Alexa of course winning to then take on Kai & Sky next round. That is going to be a great match, just on Asuka and Sky finally facing off in the WWE. I would think Kai & Sky win to then win the tag titles before Clash at the Castle, but who knows. If so, I wonder if there’s a possibility of Winners Take All in that Six Woman Tag…

We got a good promo from The Judgement Day, and a pretty good brawl with Rey Mysterio, but of course Rey loses when it’s 3v1. I wonder if the Raw in Toronto will help push things towards Edge & Rey VS Judgement Day in time for Clash. And it seems Rollins VS Riddle is happening at Clash after not happening at SummerSlam. Rollins and Riddle had a great promo and a great brawl, they should have an almost show-stealing match.

My Score: 8.5/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/15/22)

Minneapolis gets Elevated!



AEW Elevation Coverage

It’s a Superbad return!

Penelope Ford returns to action in AEW as Dark: Elevation serves the leftovers from Dynamite’s Quake by the Lake!


  • Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Travis Titan & Arik Cannon; Nese & Woods win.
  • 8 Man Tag: The Dark Order VS T.U.G Cooper, Drew System, Rylie Jackson & Adam Grace; The Dark Order wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Sierra; Deeb wins.
  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Cezar Bononi; Konosuke wins.
  • Julia Hart VS Free-Range Kara; Julia wins.
  • Private Party VS JAH-C & JDX; Private Party wins.
  • Penelope Ford VS Heather Reckless; Ford wins.
  • The Acclaimed VS Justin Fowler & JT Energy; The Acclaimed win.
  • Six Woman Tag: Hikaru Shida & ThunderStorm VS Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Shida & ThunderStorm win.


Great to see Penelope Ford is back in action. I wonder if Kip Sabian will make his in-ring return soon. Unless he wants to keep stalking Pac a little longer as the box man… Private Party is going to get a win as the warm-up for their AEW World Tag Team Championship match this Wednesday, and pretty much the entirety of The Dark Order is in action in that 8 Man Tag. Konosuke VS Bononi is going to be really good. Bononi is certainly the biggest opponent physically speaking for Konosuke to take on, so we’ll get to see how Konosuke handles that situation.

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