Dearly beloved, we are gathered here on NXT today…
Sadly, Samoa Joe is injured and must relinquish the title. But that opening gives rise to a NEW NXT Champion! Oh, and there’s a wedding tonight!
- LA Knight VS Bron Breakker; Breakker wins.
- Imperium VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen; Imperium wins.
- B-Fab w/ Hit Row VS Katrina Cortez; B-Fab wins.
- Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter VS Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin w/ Mandy Rose; Catanzaro & Carter win, by disqualification.
- Six Woman Tag: Sarray, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter VS Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin; Rose, Jayne & Dolin win.
- Ridge Holland VS Drake Maverick w/ Grayson Waller; Holland wins.
- The Creed Brothers w/ The Diamond Mine VS ???; The Creed Brothers win.
- Vacant NXT Championship Fatal 4 Way: Tommaso Ciampa VS LA Knight VS
Kyle O’ReillyVon Wagner VS Pete Dunne; Ciampa wins and becomes the new NXT Champion.
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NXT “2.0” hears from tonight’s top contenders.
“It’s a new look, new feel, new faces, but one thing remains the same. Tommaso Ciampa is, was and forever will be Mr. NXT.” Tonight, the greatest love story in sports entertainment history gets another chapter: Ciampa x Goldie, 2.0. But Pete Dunne says he’s been telling us since the beginning that he IS the baddest man in NXT. Tonight, he vows to prove it. It doesn’t matter how many geezers they line up in front of him, he will put them down! The Bruiserweight WILL be NXT Champion!
Kyle O’Reilly says this is the opportunity everyone strives for. And NXT 2.0 has arrived. He will be in the ring with three of the very best, and he is one match away from the biggest goal 16 years in the making. Kyle O’Reilly, NXT Champion? About damn time. But for LA Knight, he talks to ya, saying how Samoa Joe conveniently got injured. If it’s real, it’s to his manhood, because Joe knew looking into LA Knight’s eyes would lose him the title. But now three men are stuck in that same spot! Who’s game is it? LA Knight’s game! But then Knight turns around and bumps into the new guy. Well, giddy as a schoolgirl, isn’t he? What does he want?
This is Bron Breakker and this is NXT 2.0! He wants a chance to prove himself! Well yeah but this is the LA Knight Show. Tonight, Knight becomes champion. But in a couple of minutes, go out to the ring and get excited for your music. Then Knight can bust the brakes off the cross-eyed halfwit! Will Knight really win a last minute warm-up before he faces three of NXT’s toughest and meanest?
LA Knight VS Bron Breakker!
The Megastar is so confident in himself, he’s doing double duty! But is his ego already writing a check his body can’t cash before the golden main event?
The bell rings, the two circle and fans duel already. Knight kicks, JABS and CLUBS Bron before he bumps him off buckles. Knight stomps, throws hands and then whips Bron corner to corner. Bron comes back to CLOBBER Knight! Bron headlocks, grinds the hold, but Knight throws body shots. Knight powers out but Bron runs him over again! Bron snarls, things speed up and Bron is ready for the drop down to waistlock and dead lift to SLAM Knight down! Then another lift and SLAM! Knight gets to a corner and is a bit surprised. They go again, Bron lifts but Knight elbows free. Knight whips, Bron reverses but Knight kicks back to then CLOBBER Bron!
Fans boo Knight but he grins as he paces around. Knight gets Bron up to throw haymakers. Knight stomps Bron at the ropes, digs his boots in, but the ref counts. Knight lets off, he hears the fans rallying for Bron and Bron throws body shots. Knight knees Bron low, whips him to a corner, but Bron reverses. Bron runs in but misses, Knight hit a NECKBREAKER! Knight grins again and fans boo more. Knight taunts the fans, stomps Bron around, then puts Bron on ropes to choke him! The ref counts, Knight lets off and stands Bron up. Bron shoves Knight then elbows him away. Bron is in a corner, Knight runs in but misses. Bron runs to rally with shoulder tackles!
Bron fires up, dodges to clinch and BELLY2BELLY! Fans fire up as Bron calls his shot. Bron brings Knight around but Knight ROCKS Bron! Knight fires off clubbing hands, spins Bron to a cravat KNEE, then runs in, into a choke grip! Bron trophy lifts Knight and carries him, to a POWERSLAM! Cover, BRON WINS!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall
The debut is big time for Bron! He beats the big mouthed Megastar, could he already be in line for some gold in this new era?
Bron is congratulated by the NXT roster.
A lot of other young stars, like Josh Briggs and Xyon Quinn, are happy to see another young star take it to a veteran like LA Knight. Will this be just the first of many great moments for Bron Breakker?
Imperium VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen!
Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner are ready to keep things going in the new era, but big mean Briggs has found someone he actually gets along with! Will the mat still be sacred? Or will the bar be raised on the way to the bar?
The teams sort out, Jensen starts with Aichner and the two tie up. Aichner waistlocks, Jensen elbows free and fires off hands. Jensen whips, Aichner reverses and blocks Jensen’s boot to reel him in for a LARIAT! Aichner brings Jensen up to CLUB him on the back. Aichner CLUBS Jensen again, whips him to ropes but Jensen rolls off his back! Aichner dodges Jensen but not the POWERSLAM! Jensen is fired up, he brings Aichner over and Briggs tags in. The good ol’ boys double whip to DOUBLE SHOULDER Aichner down! Briggs fires up, fans boo a bit as Aichner whips. Tag to Barthel and he arm-drags Briggs! Barthel wrenches, clamps onto the arm, but Briggs endures.
Briggs powers up, Barthel whips him but Briggs CLUBS and HEADBUTTS! Briggs scoops to SIDEWALK SLAM, to a STANDING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Barthel gets to a corner, Briggs runs in and blocks a boot but Barthel breaks free to KICK, CHOPS and CLUB Briggs! Briggs resists the butterfly suplex so Barthel snapmares and PENALTY KICKS! Fans cheer the Impeccable German as he puts Briggs in the ropes. Tag to Aichner, Imperium coordinates and DOUBLE DROPKICKS in the corner! Barthel and Aichner pose at the corner and fans fire up for their efficiency! Aichner gets Briggs up but Briggs hits a BIG back suplex first! Hot tag to Jensen!
Jensen rallies on Aichner, scoops him and spins for a SLAM! Jensen scoops again for a BACKBREAKER to a swing and SLAM! Barthel gets in but Briggs DECKS him! Jensen clotheslines Barthel out then gets Aichner. Barthel trips Briggs off the apron to deny the tag, then he RAMS Briggs into the steps! Aichner resists Jensen’s suplex to scoop but Jensen slips out to roll up! TWO, and Jensen CLOBBERS Aichner with an elbow! Jensen goes to a corner, skins the cat to the top rope, but Barthel is on the apron! The ref stops him but Aichner is up top, SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, Imperium wins!
Winners: Imperium, by pinfall
Aichner and Barthel were once again an efficient and dominant machine! Will they soon find their way back towards the NXT Tag Team Championships?
Hit Row speaks.
Ashante Thee Adonis asks, “Have you ever heard, ‘If you got it, flaunt it’?” Well, B-Fab’s got it, and if you’re looking for the best, stop looking. This is the illest and the realest, this is new money, this is authentic, and all y’all are just gimmicks. This is B-Fab, and the B stands for “beautiful.” Swerve says that he knew B-Fab had something special the second she caught his eye. When the rest of NXT saw it, it got real spooky. But tonight, for 2.0, B-Fab will make you big mad. Now Queen B is the baddest, #FACTS, but not just cuz how she looks. She’s the baddest cuz she’s trained with the baddest! Olympic gold medalists and world champions!
B-Fab herself says that while she can spit lines, the time for talking is over. “Let’s do this.” #SayLess. Will B-Fab bring down the house in her in-ring debut?
B-Fab w/ Hit Row VS Katrina Cortez!
The leading lady of Swerve’s House is ready to show everyone, and she means everyone (including Elektra Lopez of Legado del Fantasma) that she isn’t just a pretty face and a sharp tongue. Will Cortez be the first to sample what is behind those words?
The bell rings and B-Fab dodges Cortez’s takedown to sweep the legs. B-Fab throws forearms to put Cortez in the corner then stomps away with big wind ups! B-Fab turns Cortez around with a chinlock but Cortez throws elbows. B-Fab goes for a half straitjacket but Cortez throws elbows. So B-Fab throws Cortez! B-Fab rushes in but Cortez kicks and forearms her back! Cortez boots, hops up and leaps, into a BOOT from B-Fab! B-Fab drags Cortez up, reels her in and shouts, “Big Mad!” before her RUDE AWAKENING! Cover, B-Fab wins!
Winner: B-Fab, by pinfall
B-Fab gets the mic and says, “They thought because B-Fab wasn’t in the ring that she couldn’t do this? Oh no no no no no! We all do this.” So Senorita Secret Sauce, you were so quick to put your nose where it didn’t belong, and drank the Kool-Aid before knowing the flavor. And now this “Familia” del Legado- Heads to the ring! Lopez says, “Hey, hey, callete, idiota!” AKA shut up, girl! Elektra Lopez is talking now. Well B-Fab wants her to speak up. Lopez says no one learned their lesson before. But they can go again. Yes, please! Well this time, Lopez wont’ need a pipe to shut that yappy little mouth.
Oh~! B-Fab would love to see Lopez work without the tools. Hell, they could do this now! Santos Escobar wants Lopez to stand down but Hit Row dares her to do something. Lopez stands down, and B-Fab says Escobar just saved Lopez’s life. The tension is mounting, but what happens when it explodes inside the ring?
Dexter Lumis’ groomsmen are getting dressed.
They’re all wearing the same black long sleeves, gray slacks and black gloves Lumis likes to wear. But not only are they excited for the wedding, they’re excited for the main event! Who does everyone think will win? Cameron Grimes’ money is on Kyle. But what about Johnny Gargano? He doesn’t really care. Tonight is going ot be perfect, except for one thing. Wait, who is that knocking on their door? Gargano opens it up and… AUSTIN THEORY IS BACK! The prodigal son has returned! He wasn’t going to miss the wedding! And he brought someone else. Can’t have a wedding without a priest! DAMIAN PRIEST is back for tonight! No, he’s not really a priest, Theory.
Yeah, sorry, bro. But he’s here to party! Open bar, right? Yep! All on Grimes! Nice. Oh hey! Look at this! Gargano says not now. He HUGS Theory instead! Now that’s nice to see! Will this be the one pro-wrestling wedding that doesn’t get ruined?
Carmelo Hayes heads to the ring!
The 2021 Breakout Tournament winner, and his friend Trick Williams, are here, the contract folder in hand. Has Hayes chosen what title he’s after? We find out, after the break.
NXT returns and Samantha Irvin formally introduces Carmelo. Fans cheer for “MELO! MELO!” but Hayes wants to get to it. Three weeks ago, he won the Breakout Tournament. Life is great, he’s got the juice, but now he’s got a target on his back. Moving forward into this 2.0, no one’s catching Melo off guard. He looked around and realized, this is just a numbers game. So he called up his boy and said, “Yo, Trick, are you ’bout it?” Trick says, “Oh I’m ’bout it ’bout it!” So from now one, as long as Hayes has the contract, wherever they go, Trick goes. Whenever Hayes eats, Trick eats. Whenever Hayes gets put on, Trick gets put on.
Trick says he’s here for two reasons: he was born with the gift of the gab, and with the gift of the jab, so that’s why his punchlines hit heavy. Trick tells Melo that he’s proud of him. Hayes is the new golden child of NXT. But uh, he’s got a bone to pick with him. Hayes walks his walk and talks his talk. When Melo shoots, he don’t miss. But who is this new humble Melo? He ain’t ever been humble! Do they look humble? NOPE. Back in the day, they were quick to call a bum a bootlicker, because they can strap up the boots and make the ring talk, they #BoutItBoutIt. Hayes nods and seems to understand what Trick is saying.
They shake hands, and Hayes says Trick is right. No more holding back! It’s too hard to be this good and this humble. This contract is a guaranteed title on his waist! Hayes is the golden child! He is NXT’s CHOSEN ONE! When Melo shoots, he don’t miss. And if Hayes passes, Trick will receive. That’s all it is, that’s all it’s gon’ be! Will these two look to take over NXT as a dynamic duo? But as they leave, Duke Hudson makes his way out? Hudson tells Hayes that he got lucky in the tournament, but it won’t happen again. Hudson pushes past them to go to the ring, but Trick says this is what he means! No more of it! Trick gets in to CYCLONE BOOT Hudson down, then stomps away!
Trick wants Hayes to join in, and he does! They stomp away on Hudson, then drag him up to set him up for Hayes SPRINGBOARD SLINGBLADE! Fans fire up for this harder, meaner Melo! Will this be what helps the “golden child” get gold?
Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin speak.
“Wow. Mandy Rose, you look… amazing!” “That old you was never the real you. This is the real Mandy.” New chapter in NXT, a new Mandy Rose. And what a night for it to happen! These three head to the ring, what makeover has Mandy gone through to match NXT 2.0?
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter VS Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin w/ Mandy Rose!
KC Squared didn’t much care for masked Mandy and her new gal pals attacking them from behind, so now it’s time to attack head on! Will this be a highlight reel for the TikTok views? Or will they feel the thorns from Rose and her buds?
NXT returns as Gigi & Jacy make their entrance. KC Squared wants at them already but the ref keeps them back. Teams sort out, Gigi starts with Kayden. Gigi rushes in but Kayden dodges to DECK Jacy, then she DECKS Gigi! Kayden rains down forearms, Kacy intercepts Jacy with a SHOTGUN dropkick! Kayden drags Gigi up to CLUB her, then whips her to the corner. Kayden runs in to splash, tag to Kacy. Kayden runs and dropkicks Gigi down, then Kacy gets in to SOMERSAULT AX KICK! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel, Gigi shoves but Kacy rebounds to tilt-o-whirl. Gigi stays up but Kacy makes the crucifix into an octopus!
Kacy pulls on Gigi’s arms, and we see Kyle O’Reilly preparing backstage. Wait, Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland ATTACK Kyle! They see an opening now that Knight already lost, so they’re mugging Kyle! One of the other wrestlers hears what’s going on and rushes in to run Dunne and Holland off. Back in the ring, Gigi fights up but Kacy arm-drags her away! Jacy tags in, Kacy dodges to kick away! Kacy whips, Jacy reverses but Kacy holds ropes. Tag to Kayden, BOOT for Jacy then a GAMANGIRI! Kayden brings Jacy up, tags Kacy back in, but here comes MANDY! Mandy Rose trips Kacy and mugs Kayden!
Winners: Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter, by disqualification
The beatdown continues 3v2, and Mandy pulls off the beanie to show her true colors. But here comes SARRAY! Sarray DECKS Gigi, fires off on Jacy and throws her out, then goes after Mandy! Mandy runs before she gets hit in the face again, but Sarray regroups with KC Squared. Sarray and KC Squared dare Team Mandy to do something, but NXT goes to break!
Six Woman Tag: Sarray, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter VS Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin!
Holla holla, player! NXT returns and Gigi is all over Kayden. But Kayden arm-drags free, to tag to Sarray! Sarray dodges and HEEL KICKS Gigi, then DECKS Jacy and Mandy! Fans fire up with the Warrior of the Sun as she goes up top. Gigi stands, Sarray leaps to missile dropkick! Sarray fires up more and she PERFECT PLEXES! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Sarray bumps Gigi off buckles. Sarray goes corner to corner to dropkick! Tag to Kayden, she tags Kacy and brings Gigi around. Whip and trip to a basement dropkick! Kacy slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO! Jacy and Mandy distract but Kacy swipes at them. Kacy turns around, into Gigi’s ROUNDHOUSE!
Tag to Mandy and she stomps away on Kacy! The ref counts, Mandy puts Kacy on ropes and chokes her! The ref counts, Mandy yanks the rope to snap Kacy down. Mandy bumps Kacy off buckles, RAMS her in, then rams her shoulder in! Jacy tag sin and elbows Kacy, then tag to Gigi. Jacy feeds Kacy to Gigi’s clothesline! Cover, TWO! Gigi puts Kacy on the ropes and fish hooks her face! The ref counts, Gigi lets off but Jacy BOOTS Kacy down! Kayden protests but Gigi gets Kacy up to whip her into the corner. Tag to Mandy, she throws hands on Kacy. Mandy brings Kacy up for a scoop and holds her with one arm before she SLAMS her down! Cover, TWO!
Mandy grins as she brings Kacy into body scissors! Kacy endures the squeeze, fans rally up, and Kacy pushes back to get a cover! TWO, but Mandy lets Kacy go. Kacy throws body shots and forearms, but Mandy shoves her. Kacy jumps but Mandy catches her for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Mandy kips up and storms after Kacy to put her back in the corner. Tag to Jacy and she CHOPS Kacy! Jacy snap suplexes, runs and back sentons! Cover, TWO! Jacy grows frustrated but she drags Kacy away to the corner. Tag to Mandy and she taunts little Kacy. Scoop but Kacy slips out to slip under, but Mandy gets a foot! Kacy BOOTS Mandy, tag to Kayden!
Kayden rallies on Mandy and team, throws big forearms and then a waistlock., Mandy elbows free but Kayden comes back to dropkick! Team Mandy is all lined up, BIG forearm smash! Kady then DROPKICK SPLASHES Jacy and Mandy! Kayden whips, Mandy reverse but Kayden wheelbarrows to the SUPERKICK! Cover, but Jacy BOOTS Kayden down! Kacy BOOTS Jacy! Gigi whips Kacy out hard! Sarray DROPKICKS Gigi! Fans fire up again as Sarray eggs Mandy on! Mandy fires off forearms in payback for her face! Whip and wheelbarrow to FACEBUSTER! But Kayden BUZZSAWS Mandy! Cover, TWO!! The Rose survives being mowed down and “THIS IS AWESOME!”
Kayden waistlocks, Mandy fights free and O’Conner Rolls. Kayden bucks that, dodges Jacy, but Mandy shoves Kayden into ropes! KNEE FROM A ROSE! Cover, Team Mandy wins!
Winners: Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne, by pinfall
The real influencer in Mandy Rose has led her young cohorts to victory! Will they continue to grow and climb the ranks in the NXT Women’s Division?
Indi Hartwell has her wedding dress on.
Cora Jade and Persia say she looks great and Candice LeRae tells Cora to take off her beanie. It’s not appropriate for the wedding. Now things are perfect. But will they stay that way for much longer?
Backstage interview with William Regal.
The NXT General Manager takes this moment to address something. The attack by Ridge Holland and Pete Dunne has made Kyle O’Reilly unable to compete tonight. But the Fatal 4 Way is still going to be a Fatal 4 Way, with the substitute being the superstar who saved Kyle: Von Wagner. Wagner is being thrown right into the fire, but can he withstand the pressure?
Ridge Holland VS ???
Northern Grit already got in on the action helping the Bruiserweight improve his odds in tonight’s main event. But who will get all of Holland’s brawn and brutality in the ring?
NXT returns and it turns out, Rockstar Spud drew the short straw! Maybe this is why he wasn’t in the dressing room with the other groomsmen… Will Drake Maverick still be able to make it to the #InDex wedding tonight?
The bell rings and Maverick goes for a leg. Holland pries him right off to CLUB him down. Holland dead lifts Maverick for a BACKBREAKER, then an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Grayson Waller is in Maverick’s corner and is coaching him up, but it isn’t helping as Holland DECKS Maverick! Holland hauls Maverick up, reels him in and CLOBBERS him! Holland looms over Maverick, drags him up and fans rally even as the crossface forearms come in! Maverick refuses to quit but Holland drags him back up by his neck. Maverick throws hands, SLAPS Holland, but that only upsets him more! Holland CLOBBERS Maverick, then seethes as he stalks behind him.
Maverick drags himself up the ropes, but Holland HEADBUTTS, to the NORTHERN GRIT!! Cover, Holland wins!
Winner: Ridge Holland, by pinfall
Waller checks on Maverick as Holland gets his hat. Will Holland look to wreak more havoc before the night is done?
Backstage interview with Tommaso Ciampa.
After learning the changes to the match, can Ciampa define “NXT 2.0” after the overall changes? Define NXT 2.0? Apparently it’s chaos, young hungry stars shooting their shots, the Do It Yourself mentality. Ciampa’s been there. But tonight isn’t about any of them. It is about the reason we’re all here: THE NXT Championship. When you think of that title and Ciampa, you think Goldie. And when you think of Goldie, you think if Ciampa and the title. Ciampa has waited 908 DAYS. Tonight, Ciampa gets redemption.
NXT hears from a new arrival.
“I was born and raised on the streets of Chicago. And I come from a long line of businessmen. My family has interests in waste management, the fish market, the meat market, you name it.” But this man found success in his own way: wrestling at University of Buffalo. He was even named All American for the Greco-Roman style. His family smartened him up. There’s no real money in amateur wrestling. But the real money is in professional wrestling, and in NXT. Tony D’Angelo is coming soon!
The Creed Brothers w/ The Diamond Mine VS ???
Julius & Brutus were brutal in their debut, and they look to repeat that performance. Will they forge their legacy under the continued guidance of the Savior of the Backbreaker?
NXT returns and Dan Jarmon & Trevor Skelly are the team stepping up to the Creed Brothers. Brutus starts with Jarmon and the two tie up. Brutus gets a leg, takes Jarmon down to a facelock and gator roll. Brutus then stands Jarmon up to RAM him into ropes! Brutus lets off to CLUB Jarmon down, then he fires up and slaps Jarmon around. Jarmon fires up, throws hands, but Brutus grabs him to SHOVE him out of the ring! Brutus glares at Skelly as he goes out to fetch Jarmon. Brutus TRIPS Skelly just because he can, and then he shoves Jarmon in. Brutus drags Jarmon up to a fireman’s carry, then DEATH VALLEY DRIVES him into Skelly!
Julius comes in without a tag, he scoops Skelly as Brutus scoops Jarmon. SCOOP SLAM SANDWICH! Skelly flops out of the ring, Brutus gut wrench gator rolls to get Jarmon up, GUT WRENCH BOMB to the ropes! The brothers slap each other as the tag, and Julius drags Jarmon up for a GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Julius makes Jarmon tag Skelly! Then he TOSSES Skelly into the ring! Skelly hits back with haymakers and a dropkick! The one weakness in the Creed game is strikes! Brutus chuckles but Julius says, “I LOVE THIS!” Julius tosses Skelly to ropes, catches him on the rebound and hits an EXPLODER!
Julius then gets up and under Skelly for the RUNNING SPINEBUSTER, to SLIDING LARIAT!! Cover, the Creed Brothers win!
Winners: The Creed Brothers, by pinfall
And they throw out Skelly to make room for their fight team! Malcolm Bivens, Roderick Strong and Hideki Suzuki are all proud of their brutes, and Bivens gets on the mic. “The Creed Brothers just proved that they can destroy any human being with two legs. You may walk in this ring, but you’ll be carried out. This is the most dominant groups of athletes in sports entertainment.” So then allow Bivens to introduce us to their newest recruit, Ivy Nile. No one is more determined than Ivy, no one works harder, and he wants her to show off the body. Ivy flexes, and Bivens says she hasn’t had carbs since 2005!
Bivens continues to brag on Nile’s behalf: She runs 10 miles before breakfast, and was the star of NBC’s Titan Games! “Ivy Nile exemplifies what Diamond Mine is all about.” They shake on it, but here comes KUSHIDA! “You talk, you talk, you talk talk talk talk talk talk! You talk TOO MUCH!” If Roddy is ready, so is Kushida! Bivens says okay, so let’s make it for next week for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship! We have one week before that big money fight, but who cashes in on that winner’s paycheck?
Dexter Lumis is in his tuxedo.
It is a sparkling gold and black, and Lumis takes a moment to comb his mustache. Will he be ready for the biggest night of his life?
Vacant NXT Championship Fatal 4 Way: Tommaso Ciampa VS LA Knight VS
Kyle O’Reilly Von Wagner VS Pete Dunne!
With the Megastar getting beat to open the night and one man taken out by a backstage attack, are the odds in favor of the Psycho Killer and the Bruiserweight? Who will prove they’re not just the baddest man in NXT, but become the NEW NXT Champion?
NXT returns and Knight has recovered enough to make it to the ring. Von makes his entrance next, going from nobody to a contender all in his television debut! But last but certainly not least, Mr. NXT, Tommaso Ciampa, makes his way to the ring! The bell rings and hands start flying! Knight goes after Von, Ciampa is after Dunne! Fans fire up as Von DECKS Knight then waits for Ciampa to stop stomping Dunne. Ciampa shoves Von, Von shoves back! Dunne DECKS Ciampa, Von DECKS Dunne! Knight rolls Von up, TWO! Knight kicks low to DDT! Knight BOOTS Ciampa, elbows Ciampa and scoop SLAMS Ciampa down!
Knight back elbows Von, brings him around and whips. Von reverses to elbow Knight down! Knight staggers up into a BIG back suplex! But Dunne gets Von’s arm and wrenches to pull the fingers! Dunne bends the elbow and STOMPS the arm! Ciampa and Dunne stare down and fans fire up again. Dunne shrugs and the hands start flying again! Dunne wrenches, wristlocks, bends the fingers and the arm, then digs his forearm into Ciampa’s face. Ciampa avoids the stomp to forearm and back hand! Snapmare and a trapped arm for CLUBBING forearms! Knight chinlocks Ciampa, but Ciampa gets around to clothesline Knight out of the ring!
Dunne whips Ciampa and things speed up. Dunne hurdles, drops and CLOBBERS Ciampa! Ciampa sits up in a daze as Dunne shrugs again. Dunne goes after the arm, hammerlocks and traps it to then pull the other arm. Dunne bends the fingers but Von BOOTS Dunne down! Von gets Dunne up but Dunne CHOPS away on him! Von ROCKS Dunne but Dunne ENZIGURIS! Von roars to CLOBBER Dunne! Knight returns but swings into Von’s LIFTING COMPLETE SHOT! Von towers over Knight as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Knight grinds Ciampa down with a chinlock. Von and Dunne are down on the outside but fans rally up. Ciampa fights up, throws body shots and elbows but Knight knees low. Knight shoves but Ciampa KICKS Knight! Ciampa KICKS Dunne, fires off CHOPS on them both, then big haymakers! Ciampa blocks Dunne’s kick, then ducks the enziguri, and it hits Knight! Ciampa throws more forearms, then runs to start up endless clotheslines on Knight and Dunne! Back and forth, but then he dodges both Dunne and Knight to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Fans are thunderous but here comes Von! Ciampa dodges, kicks and reels him in, but Von powers up to back drop!
Dunne STOMPS Von’s hands to then BUZZSAW! BUZZSAW for Ciampa! BFT from Knight to Dunne! Cover but Von breaks it! Knight is shocked but Von reels him in. Knight kicks back, BFT for Von! Ciampa schoolboys Knight into the ropes, WILLOW’S BELL! Cover, Dunne drags Knight out! Ciampa sees all his targets outside, he builds speed and TORNILLOS out onto them all! Ciampa goes to Goldie on her pedestal, and he grins as he looks into the reflection. Ciampa puts Dunne in, runs in and PSYCHO KNEES Dunne at the ropes! Underhooks, but Dunne resists the Fairy Tale Ending! Dunne has the hands, the fingers, and SNAPS them!
Dunne pump handles for a BITTER END! But Knight throws Dunne out! Knight sees Von, Von reels him in for an OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Von was so close and yet so far from the biggest debut in NXT history! Dunne returns, Von is right after him! Ciampa is after Von, too, and the veterans pinball the young gun a moment. But Dunne and Ciampa end up in opposite corners. They shrug, then DOUBLE FOREARM SMASH Von! Ciampa and Dunne stare down and fans are thunderous as they throw forearms! Ciampa gets the edge, but Dunne brags Ciampa’s beard to SLAP him! Ciampa KNEES, then runs, into a SNAP GERMAN!
Ciampa flops out of the ring, Dunne snarls and goes to the corner, but Knight springs right up! SUPERPLEX!! But VON gets in, and he reels Knight in for the BUTTERFLY SLAM! Cover, KNEE from Ciampa breaks it! Ciampa gets Knight, reel shim in, FAIRY TALE ENDING! Cover, Ciampa wins!!
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall (NEW NXT Champion)
After 908 DAYS, Goldie is coming home to Daddy Ciampa! The old man is back on top of the mountain, but will he be ready for all that’s coming his way?
The ring becomes a wedding altar!
It’s time! After a whirlwind love affair, time to tie the knot. The other superstars of NXT are the honored guests of The Way, from Ember Moon, Zoey Stark and Io Shirai to even the Grizzled Young Veterans. Though, Zack Gibson and James Drake both think this “dodgy” wedding is not going to go. “It’s gonna be utter carnage.” The guests go to their seats as NXT goes to break.
NXT returns once more, Lumis and his groomsmen are already in the ring. The organ begins to play, the guests stand at attention, and Gargano walks Indi down the aisle a bit awkwardly. They go up the steps and into the ring, and Indi is already emotional seeing all of her friends and peers here. The fans cheer and the priest allows everyone to be seated. “Dearly beloved. We’re gathered here tonight to join Dexter Gaylord Lumis and Indi Ophelia Hartwell in holy matrimony. Who gives this woman away?” Johnny Gargano, the first NXT Triple Crown- No, Johnny, this is Indi’s night, just get to it. Right, right. John Gargano gives away Indi. Better.
And who has the rings? Gargano keeps asking Indi if she’s sure about this and Candice has him stop. The ringbearer is… Theory? They’re in a ring, silly! Yes, but do you have the rings?! Huh? It’s JIRO~! Ikemen Jiro opens his orange jacket, that has grapefruits and apples printed on it, and tada! Ring box. Wait you gave the rings to him!? They’re friends?! Yep! Okay, okay, at least the rings are here. Keep the wedding going, folks. Before the ceremony continues, if there is anyone here who believes these two cannot lawfully be wed, speak now or forever hold your piece. Uh… Almost everyone wants to raise their hands, but then Lumis threatens them with a hatchet. Gargano says serves them all right!
So moving on… Indi may now share her vows. “Dexter Gaylord Lumis, you’re misunderstood by so many people. While many people see you as a creep, I see you as my cuddly teddy bear.” Aww…? “Some people see you as a stalker, but what I see is a caring man with a well-groomed mustache, tight clothes, and who never takes his eyes off me.” Indi finds it sweet that he keeps following her around, watching her every move. When they call him a freak, she says “Damn right he’s a freak!” Wink wink. Lumis gives a knowing nod. “Dexter’s MY freak!” Indi remembers when he snuck into her room late at night when Johnny and Candice-
Lumis cuts Indi off by covering the mic there. Johnny and Candice are shocked to hear this! When is she talking about?! Lumis shakes his head. He’s so cute when he’s flustered. But he never loses staring contests, he keeps Indi safe, and understands her as she understands him. She can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives together. Indi loves Dexter! Now, Dexter may share his vows. Shh, shh! Is he going to speak?! He gives a thumbs up. Is that it? No words? His beautiful bride poured her heart out and he has nothing to say? Maybe this is just nerves. The priest checks with Lumis, and is put in the SILENCE CLUTCH!! Lumis, you can’t finish a wedding without a priest!!
Unless… Johnny?! No, REGAL! Regal is ordained or something, right? Even Zombie Ref agrees! No wait, BETH PHOENIX steps up! She finds the last page of the priest’s script and then says hi. Um so she figured something like this would happen, and she got ordained as a minister just in case! Well that’s convenient! Anyway, Beth says just cut to the chase! “Did somebody Andre Chase?” NO, ANDRE! No one says your name ever! Chase says this is a teachable- Odyssey Jones gets Chase with the double shoulder claws! Chase lets this continue and Jones gives a thumbs up to Lumis. Beth asks Johnny for the rings. Right, the rings.
Johnny opens the box, Indi and Lumis take a ring each, and Beth says, “Indi Hartwell. Do you take Dexter to be your wedded husband? To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for rich or for poor, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death… preferably of natural causes, not from an axe, do you part?” Indi says, “I do!” The ring is on Lumis’ finger and now Beth asks Dexter the same. Dexter stares and Beth says that’s a yes! But then he covers Beth’s mic! “I… do.” YAY~! He spoke AND he is marrying Indi! Beth says by the power invested in her by FreeOnlineOrdainment.com (probably not real?) she pronounces them husband and wife! Kiss the bride! They kiss, and everyone celebrates the first successful wedding in pro-wrestling history!!
Lumis picks Indi up and she gives a thumbs up. But watching backstage is Ciampa. Bron walks over and congratulates the champ. Ciampa thanks him, and congratulates Bron on his first win in NXT. They shake hands, but Bron is of course eyeing Goldie at the same time. New faces, new look, but same old story. Will Ciampa be ready for all those targeting his title?
Let me just say now, I do not care for Team Vince insisting this be called “NXT 2.0,” just to make a point that they’re doing stuff with it now. It’s asinine to say the least. I also don’t understand the choice of the random color patterns, trying to keep this from being the black ‘n’ gold brand. The color scheme wasn’t the problem, Vince, IT’S YOU. That said, a lot of confusing ideas happened just to make it obvious this is the new regime. Also, presentation wise, with camera angles and bright lights, and again the color barf everywhere, this was like them trying to make NXT a throwback to the 80’s when it didn’t need to be.
Also, no explanation as to why the NXT Women’s Championship match that was clearly scheduled last week did NOT happen tonight? Not even something humorous like Franky Monet not being ready from a bougie, superficial standpoint? If they were going to cancel things, find good ways to do it instead of suddenly doing it because no one in management gives a crap! Vince can’t seem to help himself, no matter what he does. Two title matches and the wedding segment would’ve really bumped things up a notch, because sadly, this “2.0” thing needed it. Yes, B-Fab gets a win in her first match but of course she was going to. Then Hit Row and Legado have an awkward version of an unscripted promo where they talk over each other, but I am still hoping to see a real match from B-Fab VS Lopez.
We still got some good stuff from the sequence of women’s tag matches tonight. KC Squared VS Gigi & Jacy was good, but Mandy’s makeover was a bit overhyped. No more bleach blonde, now she’s natural brunette, but I was honestly expecting scary make-up. But I guess going from glam to street tough is fine, not that it really fits in with Gigi or Jacy. It should still be glam with the fishnets and darker colors, like grays and silvers. Maybe she was just waiting for her new ring gear? Sarray and KC Squared not winning was a bit of a surprise, though. But I suppose with Shirai & Stark as Face tag champs and Raquel Gonzalez being Face top champ, we need some Heels to build up and here’s a trio already.
Bron Breakker (son of Rick Steiner) got a big debut tonight, taking advantage of Knight’s arrogance and then having a moment at the end of the night very reminiscent of John Cena shaking hands with then champion Undertaker. Vince’s NXT is clearly going to have big things planned for him just on that, I just hope Bron can keep up with those expectations. At the same time, I do find it interesting that Hayes is having an attitude change and now a friend to help him out. Trick did a very good job in his promo, even if that “gift of gab and gift of jab” line feels like it was dug up from somewhere. I almost feel like Hayes is going to find a way to turn his Breakout Tournament into a tag title shot for him and Trick, just on the virtue of everything else being spoken for.
The Creed Brothers had another strong showing against random goobers, and it’s good to see Diamond Mine is expanding into the women’s division, but the big news is that we’re finally getting Kushida VS Strong. That match could go either way, but something makes me think Strong has his Diamond Mine help him win. Kushida can call for a rematch as NXT heads for some big event, maybe a Halloween Havoc 2 which won’t be as fun without Shotzi. Unless Shotzi gets to come back for a guest spot like Damian Priest did. For calling it “2.0” and changing all its aesthetics, if Vince decides NXT can have alumni return, that much will help this transition.
In regards to Samoa Joe’s injury, hopefully it isn’t as serious as his previous because Joe deserves to see through all that talk of legacy and prestige for NXT, even if Joe is more what we think of as a HHH kind of guy. The Fatal 4 Way we got after Kyle was kayfabe removed was still good because it still had Ciampa and Dunne, but I will say that Von Wagner did a good job and got to look good in his first match. Von’s been waiting a long time in NXT security so this is great for him, but maybe he settles down into the North American Championship scene for a bit. Ciampa winning is a great choice, as he has been a major part of NXT for a long time.
And of course, the wedding! For one, I’m surprised they went through without giving us kayfabe chaos and pandemonium. The comedy aspect was about as good as could happen in a scripted scene happening live and in one take. Chase probably didn’t need to have his moment, it was a bad name pun, but fans did love Odyssey stepping up to shut Chase up, and so did I. Lumis choking out the minister was telegraphed by how the minister was getting upset on Indi’s behalf, and I was really hoping for Damian or Regal to step up, but of course it was Beth. She’s been the #InDex superfan since day one, so it was only right that she get a part to play. Hooray for kayfabe love conquering all, and further history was made by the wedding having a happy ending.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/6/22)
Big fights tonight on Dynamite!
The Maniac takes on a monster!
The AEW TNT Championship in a Street Fight, and the Interim World Championship in a battle of badasses, what a way to follow Blood & Guts!
- AEW TNT Championship Street Fight: Scorpio Sky w/ Dan Lambert VS Wardlow; Wardlow wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Swerve in Our Glory VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny; Swerve in Our Glory wins.
- Penta Oscuro w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Rush; Rush wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Gunn Club VS Fuego Del Sol & Ruffin’ It; The Acclaimed & Gunn Club win.
- Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm VS Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir; Thunder & Storm win.
- Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Brody King; Moxley wins and retains the interim title.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW TNT Championship Street Fight: Scorpio Sky w/ American Top Team VS Wardlow!
The Closer is finally 100%, and he’s ready to go all out just to prove he IS the Face of TNT! But will he be able to hold onto “Genie” when there’s nothing holding the Maestro of Mayhem back? Or will Scorpio win this war?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who Mr. Brodie Lee smiles down upon in a battle for this title.
Scorpio and Wardlow circle, Scorpio fires off testing punches and kicks, but Wardlow TOSSES him to a corner! Wardlow rushes in but Scorpio dodges to fire off body shots. Wardlow choke grips Scorpio and backs him down, but Scorpio fights free. Scorpio fires off knees and a KICK, then runs, only to get run over! Fans fire up with Wardlow as he stalks Scorpio. Wardlow whips Scorpio but Scorpio reverses, only for Wardlow to block and reverse! But Scorpio LOW BLOWS right on the rebound! No disqualifications but that’s just dirty! Scorpio runs, but into a clinch! And OVERHEAD Belly2Belly!
Wardlow seethes and he storms up and Scorpio to TOSS him across the way! Wardlow storms up on Scorpio in the corner to then TOSS him back the other way! Wardlow soaks up the cheers from the fans but Scorpio bails out. Wardlow takes a moment to catch his breath after Scorpio’s low blow, and then Wardlow goes out to fetch Scorpio. Dan Lambert suddenly grows a pair and smacks Wardlow on the back. Wardlow scowls at Lambert but Lambert shrinks behind his wall of MMA fighters. Wardlow dares one of them to bring it, but then Scorpio RAMS Wardlow into the steel steps! Wardlow tumbles over, then American Top Team swarms him!
The trained fighters all stomp Wardlow like goons but Scorpio has them clear out. Scorpio says he’s got this, and he stalks Wardlow back into the ring as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Wardlow gets up in a corner but Scorpio KICKS him in the leg. Wardlow shoves Scorpio away and goes to another corner but Scorpio rams into him. Wardlow clubs Scorpio but Scorpio knees low, snapmares Wardlow down and clamps on a chinlock. Wardlow endures the grind and fans rally up. Scorpio leans all his weight but Wardlow fights up and RAMS Scorpio into a corner! And again! And again! Wardlow backs off to run in, but Scorpio sends him into buckles! Scorpio fires off haymakers until Wardlow sits down, then Scorpio flexes. Ethan Page is fired up for his tag partner, but Wardlow gets up to CLOBBER Scorpio!
Wardlow shakes out the arms as he gets back up and he CLOBBERS Scorpio again. Wardlow is getting mad now, and he CLUBS Scorpio on the back. Wardlow puts Scorpio in a corner, RAMS into him, and then uppercuts! Scorpio sits down and Ethan talks trash but Wardlow gives it back. Wardlow stands Scorpio up to RAM into him again. Scorpio claws Wardlow’s eyes! Scorpio kicks Wardlow’s leg and has him in a corner for more haymakers. Scorpio whips corner to corner but Wardlow reverses. Wardlow runs in but Scorpio dodges, Wardlow hits POST! Dynamite returns to single picture as Scorpio climbs up to rain down fists on Wardlow!
American Top Team coach Scorpio on and he bumps Wardlow off buckles. Fans cuss out Lambert as Scorpio drags Wardlow to the top. Wardlow resists the superplex and shoves Scorpio down! Wardlow adjusts, and SWANTON BOMBS! Fans are thunderous for Wardlow as he looms over Scorpio. Wardlow says it’s time, and he drags Scorpio up and reels him in! Lambert sends his men in, but Wardlow CLOBBERS and BOOTS and DECKS and CLOBBERS and CLOBBERS and TOSSES them all out! Wardlow hauls one up to trophy lift and TOSS onto the pile! Fans fire up but Scorpio has the belt! Wardlow turns around into a BELT SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!
No one can believe Wardlow survives the screw job! Lambert tells Scorpio to keep after him, and Scorpio pretends the straps are down. Scorpio reels Wardlow into a fireman’s carry, but Wardlow slips off and shoves Scorpio into Lambert! Down goes the fat head and now Wardlow hits a SPINEBUSTER on Scorpio! The straps actually come down, and fans are thunderous again! Wardlow drags Scorpio up, reels him in, points to the belt, and hits a POWERBOMB! Wardlow grins and fans are thunderous for just the first verse! The second one is going to be the same, a POWERBOMB! And then a third POWERBOMB!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
The Men of the Year and American Top Team could not withstand the War Dog, the War Machine, the War Hammer, THIS IS WARD~LOW!! The confetti flies and Wardlow holds the belt up high, will the new champion blaze a path of destruction through the roster?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“A lot of people have tried to make a name off of me. A lot of people have lost a lot of money betting against me. And tonight, those people are licking their lips. They’re watching me and waiting for me to be caught off guard, and hope that one day, somebody’s gonna come along and surprise me and put a beating on me that I never recover from. They think tonight, Brody King is gonna surprise me, they think he’s gonna catch me off guard, they think I don’t know exactly what kind of monster I’m dealing with in Brody King. But maybe y’all forgot exactly what kind of monster you’re dealing with in me.
“Ten days ago, I took a man I deeply respect and admire in Hiroshi Tanahashi, and I beat his face in. A few days after that, I was carving dudes’ faces up like hamburger in a steel cage! For fun! Blood & Guts is like golfing on a Sunday for me. And then a few days after that, I signed on the dotted line to defend the AEW World Championship against Brody King. Yeah, I know exactly who Brody King is. Y’all think I didn’t do my homework? I’ve seen him in NJPW, I’ve seen him in ROH, I know his friends, I know his enemies. Only one question left: How big is his heart? Does he have a monster sized heart beating in that chest?
“We’re gonna find out because he’s gonna be swimming in the deep waters with the biggest shark in this game, the AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley. When you step into the ring with anybody from the Blackpool Combat Club, we find your limits and we push them. We find out just how bad you want it! Being made for the BCC, being world champion, it ain’t for everybody. But it’s what I do every day. Step up or get stepped on.” The Maniac gives his ultimatum, how will the House of Black’s hulking beast respond?
Mark Sterling and Tony Nese speak.
Smart Mark asks if the camera is rolling. It is, and it seems Sterling wants us to see them get a very big signature on their petition. Keith Lee is walking up, and Sterling says this is “The People Against Swerve Strickland” to remove Swerve from the roster. Swerve is untrustworthy, he stabs people in the back, just like Keith! Sterling thinks Keith should sign it. Keith says greetings to Mr. Sterling and Mr. Nese. And yes, he has trust issues with Swerve, but they are still a tag team, and they are still winning. Unlike Nese and Sterling. Keith heads out and Nese tries to figure out what Keith meant by that. But will Swerve only prove Sterling right tonight?
Christian Cage & Luchasaurus are here.
Captain Charisma and his brainwashed behemoth are in Rochester, New York, and fans boo because of how they’ve both betrayed Jungle Boy. Christian has a mic to say, “Here we are, on the heels of Blood & Guts, and I am the Cage that everybody is talking about. Now, you ignorant pieces of crap think that you deserve to know the reason why I turned my back, and said and did the things that I did to Jungle Boy and his family, are now demanding answers, wanting to know why Luchasaurus decided to remain aligned with me.” Fans boo but that is technically true, we do want to know why.
But wait! MATT HARDY is here! And he has a mic to tell Christian, “You are unreal. You’re like the Michael Jordan of being an asshole. Every time I don’t think you can top yourself again, you somehow do.” Hardy will be honest, JB was his friend. Hardy got to know JB well these last few months. JB trusted and respected Christian, and Christian screwed him over! No one, let alone JB, deserved what Christian did. Hardy gets up at the ring but Christian wants to get this straight. “You’re going to sit here and pretend you’re suddenly buddy-buddy with Jungle Boy, like you know him the way that I know him? Or the way that Luchasaurus knows him?
“Here’s the thing, Matt. You’re starting to make your brother sound like the sober one.” No one can believe Christian went there! The fans double down on calling Christian an A-Hole. Hardy sees what’s going on here with Luchasaurus now. Hardy and Christian have been at this a long time, and in the last few years, Christian is just using Luchasaurus to make as much money as he can. But Hardy can’t be a hypocrite, he did the same. He took advantage of Private Party, Butcher & Blade, and he used them. But he hates himself for that and regrets that time so badly. And in a twist of fate, his last month has been upside-down, it’s been a mess.
Hardy says maybe he deserves that, it’s karma coming to get him. But right now, Hardy won’t let another be taken advantage of. Not Luchasaurus or anyone else. Christian says no, Hardy is here because of his ego! We all know Matt Hardy is a clout chaser, which is why he can’t stand when his name isn’t in the headlines for more than two seconds. Right? He’ll use everyone around him! His kids, his wife, his father-in-law, his dog Sparky, his Aunt Jenny, a dilapidated boat, a lawnmower, and hell, he’ll even turn a blind eye to his own brother’s issues just to ride his coattails for one last run!
Hardy says Christian is delusional, but Christian says Hardy is here under the guise of caring for Jungle Boy, when the fact is, Hardy realized that Christian is the most influential star in AEW and Hardy needs to be near him. That is embarrassing, Matt, it really is. But what’s even worse, Matt’s screw-up brother isn’t the most embarrassing part of his family, MATT is! Hardy wans to throw down but Luchasaurus steps in his way. And Christian cheap shots Hardy! Hardy chokes Christian but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS Hardy out of the ring! Luchasaurus goes out and RAMS Hardy into the steel steps!
Christian tells Luchasaurus to finish Hardy, but Hardy fires forearms back! Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS Hardy, digs his head into the post, and then BOOTS him against the steel! But this isn’t enough, Christian has Luchasaurus clear the timekeeper’s table! Luchasaurus then choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Hardy through the table!! Christian then sits by Hardy to say, “There you are. Your name is in the headlines. Enjoy your relevance.” Christian leaves with Luchasaurus, will they continue to stoop to new lows in order to rise up the ranks?
AEW has the aftermath of Blood & Guts.
A bloody Matt Menard says that the only reason the others agreed to such as match is because of Chris Jericho. And if the Jericho Appreciation Society got anything out of that night, it’s that they stole the privilege of seeing Eddie Kingston make Jericho tap! Menard was the one who gave up when Claudio Castagnoli had the Sharpshooter on, sparing Jericho from Eddie’s stretch plum. William Regal says that after 39 years in this business, he has never ever witnessed such horror as Blood & Guts. Ortiz says he wants more! More blood, more guts, just MORE! Regal says that is what the Blackpool Combat Club is all about.
Claudio says you can call him The Mailman now, because he always delivers! Menard says if you want big money, you gotta do that “big boy sh*t.” Angelo Parker, as bloody as he ended up, vows that the JAS will not stop until Eddie Kingston is in a grave!! Will there be no end to the war of JAS VS BCC? Speaking of…
Tony Schiavone interviews Claudio and Jake Hager backstage.
Not just that, but it’s the parking lot. Schiavone says this may not be the best place for this, but he is here with two giant men who know each other well. They’ve both signed a waive, No Physicality. Hager says that’s right, no physicality here tonight. The 16 THOUSAND people at Forbidden Door cheered Claudio on, and that may have him thinking he’s tough, but deep down inside, he knows he’s not as tough or as hard as Jake Hager. Claudio knows he’s not a world champion like Hager. Claudio was never world champion in ROH or in WWE, and he won’t be one here in AEW. Hager is an UNDEFEATED MMA pro-fighter, and it is about time he got some respect.
Claudio tells Hager that everyone who says, “I want my respect,” doesn’t deserve respect! Claudio beat Zack Sabre Jr, one of the best technical wrestlers, in his first match here. And then Claudio went on to lead his team to victory against Hager’s team- Oh, sorry, Hager just carries the bags for Jericho, right? But while Hager got his arm wrapped, Claudio got his raised, and it’ll happen again next week when they go 1v1. Hager may be undefeated in MMA, but Claudio is undefeated in AEW, where rankings matter. And next week, Claudio is going to go 3-0! Will the Swiss Cyborg dismantle Rock Hard Hager when they meet man to man once again?
Swerve in Our Glory VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny!
Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland are still trying to smooth things out, but they at least have common enemies to focus on tonight. Will their Limitless House still stand? Or will the mercenaries help stick that knife in Keith’s back for Swerve?
The teams sort out and Blade steps against Keith. Fans rally up for Keith but Blade talks trash as he conducts the singing. “OH~ BASK IN HIS GLORY~!” Blade SLAPS Keith, but Keith HEADBUTTS Blade! Butcher tags in and fans fire up to see him tie up with Keith. They are in a deadlock, break, and go again. Keith powers Butcher to a corner, Butcher goes up the corner, but Keith TOSSES him away! Keith stalks Butcher but Butcher bails out to get a chair! Blade wants Butcher to calm down but Swerve is backing Keith up. Butcher cools off and puts the chair down to get in the ring. Butcher tags Blade and Keith tags Swerve.
Fans rally as Swerve and Blade go around. Blade wants a leg but Swerve counters with a chinbar. “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve headlocks but Blade pries free. Blade headlocks, Swerve powers out and things speed up. Swerve hurdles but not high enough and he basically hip drops onto Blade’s head! Blade drags himself up the ropes, Swerve storms up but Blade throws elbows. Blade runs, but he fakes Swerve out then dodges. Swerve trips Blade to headlock, but Blade pulls hair. the ref reprimands, Blade waistlocks but Swerve tags in Keith! Keith pulls Swerve and Blade into the corner, Swerve switches to O’Conner Roll, and Keith CLOBBERS Blade!
Swerve steps in to basement SHOTGUN Blade, then Keith hauls Blade up. Keith bumps Blade off buckles, tags Swerve back in, and Swerve holds Blade in for the GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Swerve then stalks Blade as he staggers, but Blade JAWBREAKERS back! Blade runs in but Swerve TOSSES him out. Swerve goes out, Blade staggers, but Butcher is lurking. Bunny gets in the way and Swerve hesitates. Butcher CLOBBERS Keith off the apron, then runs at Swerve! Swerve holds the ropes down and Butcher takes a tumble! Swerve aims at Blade but Blade sweeps the legs! Swerve crashes down and Bunny laughs at his pain while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Blade drags Swerve up to turn him for a NECKBREAKER to the floor! Swerve crawls away but Butcher and Blade drag him up. Blade puts Swerve in the ring, drags him over and tags in Butcher. The mercs mug Swerve, Butcher HEADBUTTS him, and then CHOPS Swerve in the corner. Butcher digs his forearms into Swerve at the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and Butcher whips Swerve hard into the corner! Swerve falls and Blade tags in to drag Swerve into ropes. Blade CHOKES Swerve, lets off as the ref counts, but Bunny CHOKES Swerve now! The ref misses that but Keith protests. Bunny frolics while Blade drags Swerve up.
Butcher tags in and the mercs hit a LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Butcher sits Swerve up to KNEE him in the back again and again! Butcher CLUBS Swerve, Swerve kicks and CHOPS back. Butcher CHOPS Swerve, Swerve kicks back but Butcher throws haymakers and CHOPS! Tag to Blade and they mug Swerve in the corner. Blade digs his boots in but the ref counts. Bunny mocks Swerve and Butcher CLUBS Swerve against the apron. Butcher shoves Swerve in for Blade to drag him. Butcher tags in, the mercs mug Swerve more, and then Butcher puts Swerve up on the top rope.
Butcher climbs up after Swerve as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve resists the superplex and wrenches an arm! Swerve bends and BITES fingers, but the ref reprimands. Swerve ROCKS Butcher with forearms, then DECKS him off the ropes! Swerve adjusts, leaps, and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Both men are down, fans rally up, and Swerve crawls to hot tag Keith! Keith rallies on Blade, ROCKS Butcher, and then SPLASHES in the corner. SPLASH for Blade, too! Butcher runs in but Keith SWATS him! Then Keith TOSSES Blade at Butcher! Both men fall over and fans fire up with Keith!
Keith stalks Blade, ROCKS him to the corner, and he tags Swerve. Swerve goes up, Keith brings Blade out but Butcher goes after Keith! The ref reprimands, Butcher fires off forearms but Swerve slingshots and somersaults to COMPLETE SHOT on Butcher! Keith fireman’s carries Butcher for a pop-up, ROLLING ELBOW SCREW HIGH KICK COMBO! Keith runs while Swerve staggers over to Blade, Blade pulls Swerve into the way! Keith POUNCES Swerve!! Keith freak out but turns around into a STUNNER! Butcher LARIATS Keith! Swerve BOOTS Butcher, hops up, but Butcher TOSSES him into a KNEE from Blade!
And then Butcher runs to LARIAT Swerve!! Cover, Keith breaks it just in time!! Bunny freaks out and the New York fans wanted their guys to win that one! Blade & Butcher focus on Keith but Keith fires off hands on them! That’s still 2v1, but Keith powers up! DOUBLE LARIATS collide, but then Blade KNEES Keith! Swerve gives Butcher a HOUSE CALL! Blade RAMS Swerve into a corner and puts him up top! But Keith SPLASHES Blade into Swerve’s knees! Keith keeps Swerve up and they fist bump. Pop-up and SWERVE BOMB!! Cover, Swerve & Keith win!!
Winners: Swerve in Our Glory, by pinfall
Somehow, someway, Keith & Swerve pull it out! But Team Taz barges out to say this is really starting to piss them off! Will Hobbs says the fans can feel it. “You think we’re going to allow you two to still come out here and disrespect us? What you have in front of you is two grown ass men, trick ass bitch!” Ricky Starks has Hobbs hold the FTW Championship so he can have the mic. They’ve been playing real nice right now, because they could’ve ended Keith’s & Swerve’s careers online and on the mic. If you don’t believe them, ask their former teammate!
But if Swerve & Keith wanna act like they’re somebody, when every time they’ve stood in the ring against Team Taz, every time they try to get on the mic against them, Team Taz has proven there are levels to this, and Swerve & Keith are NOT on their level! They are levels below them! Starks says that just because of where they came from, Swerve & Keith think they can get a shot at them! Well if you want to talk about it, Starks will beat their asses right now! But if we’re talking about who the best tag team is, then- “SUPERKICK! PARTAAAY~!” The AEW World Tag Team Champions, the YOUNG BUCKS, are here!
Matt Jackson has the music cut, and he says Starks may as well have just been in the back to cue up their music for them. That was pretty sweet. And gentlemen, sorry to interrupt- Or, no, the Bucks don’t have to apologize for anything, they started this damn company! But hey, great match from Keith & Swerve, they have been killing it. All the teams in the back have been killing it, this whole AEW Tag Division is on fire! “Everyone is eating well. But let us not forget who set the damn table in the first place.” Nick takes the mic to say no disrespect here, because these two teams are very good.
In fact, at Double or Nothing, Team Taz and Swerve in Our Glory “had one hell of a match. It was four and a half stars, that’s unbelievable. But that’s an off-night for the Young Bucks!” And they couldn’t even get the job done, Jurassic Express won. But then look who beat Jurassic Express a few weeks later. “Read it and mother effin’ weep it! WE did!” Now there is a proposal here. How about it’s Triple or Nothing? Next week, a TRIPLE THREAT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH…! Team Taz, Swerve in Our Glory, and though the fans chant for FTR, Nick says, “We’re better than them, and you guys know that, come on.”
But the point is, it will be Team Taz VS Swerve in Our Glory VS “The best damn tag team of all time…! THE YOUNG BUCKS!” Another big opportunity for the #AbsolutePowerhouses in Hobbs & Starks, as well as the Limitless House of Keith & Swerve! Will this Triple Threat finally be a chance for one of those teams to shine with gold? Or are Matt & Nick just taking out two birds with one stone?
The House of Black speaks.
Malakai says, “I envy you, Jon. I envy you for the decisions that you made, and the violence that you inflicted on yourself. We didn’t get the luxury of your decisions. No, our violence is by design. But what I truly envy is the experience that you’re about to have. You think you know pain? You think you know anger? You think you know violence? No, you don’t. But I’ll make sure that Brody King will eave his mark on you. Because the House will make sure that anything that you experience tonight goes far beyond the physical realm of pain. I envy you, Jon.” Just how much brutality will Brody King unleash upon Jon Moxley?
Eddie Kingston is here!
The Mad King goes to the ring where Tony Schiavone is waiting. Schiavone reminds us that a week ago, it was Blood & Guts, and we all saw what happened. But there is still a name on Eddie’s hit list and that is Chris Jericho. Eddie says that before we get to that, please, hold the mic up like a professional, thank you. Eddie says before getting to Jericho, he congratulates Wardlow on tonight’s win. And two, congratulations to everyone that was on the winning team of Blood & Guts, even Claudio. See? Eddie’s a nice guy, he’s maturing. Pbbt. But anyway, here’s the real deal why he’s out here.
“Chris Jericho. You made me a liar. I didn’t taste your blood, you didn’t bleed. SO, I’m gonna get you again, and I’m gonna make you bleed, and I’m gonna taste your blood!” But Chris Jericho, as well as Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti, shout at Eddie via the titantron. They want him to pay attention. Eddie wants to taste Jericho’s blood? Eddie wants to get crazy? You’ll see how crazy Jericho can get. The camera pans over and Tay has been beating up Ruby Soho! There’s an open car door, and Tay has Soho stagger into the gap, to SLAM the door on Soho’s arm!! Soho drops to the floor, clutching her arm!
“Watch yourself Kingston, or this will happen to you!” The JAS rushes off before security rushes in. They call for a medic, has the JAS just broken Soho’s arm just to get at Eddie?
The Dark Order is here!
Fans cheer as Negative One leads the way for Evil Uno, Preston Vance, Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Anna Jay to the ring here in Rochester. Fans cheer for “BRODIE! BRODIE!” to honor Negative One’s father, and Silver has the mic to say, “The Dark Order is in Rochester! And Rochester is Dark Order Country!” Uno takes the mic to say that is why it is very important they’re here today. They have very important news for everyone, and everyone here should here it because they have followed the Dark Order since the beginning, and they made the Dark Order what it is today. Uno wants to personally thank all the fans for showing up and supporting them.
And that is why it is so important that Uno gets to say this. “The six of us… Are here to stay!” Fans cheer as Uno says Dark Order is forever! A new chapter begins, and that begins with a proclamation, and he knows just who should say it. Negative One is given the mic! Fans cheer but then QT Marshall comes out to ruin everything. He doesn’t know how long AEW has to put up with the “charity case” for. Until he’s 18 or something? Fans boo but QT says he gets it. Negative One’s dad was from right here in Rochester. “But you ain’t your father! Your father’s a legend in AEW! He beat me within five minutes in his first match ever here.”
Uno has to hold Negative One back as QT continues to say that Negative One takes after his MOM! QT says that he didn’t bring his friends out here. So Negative One can get his friends out of here to face QT man to man! Or else QT will go to his private locker room and grab each and every one of his action figures to rip their heads off! But wait, here comes HANGMAN PAGE! The Cowboy is still a friend of the Dark Order, and that means he is a friend of Negative One! QT freaks out, but then turns around for Uno to ROCK him with a forearm! Hangman ROCKS QT back, and then they both toss QT into the ring!
Fans fire up as Vance whips QT into a corner for Silver to GAMANGIRI! Silver feeds QT to Reynolds’ ROLLING ELBOW! ENZIGURI! STUNNER! GERMAN SUPLEX! QT flounders from the Beaver Boy Blitz, but then he’s fed to the DISCUS from Vance! Brodie would be proud of that one! Uno has Brodie Jr. tell ’em! “QT, QT, QT. I would pin you right now, but y’know what? I’m gonna wait until I’m 19.” Negative One makes a promise about a decade in the making, will he follow in his father’s footsteps and whoop QT’s ass in his AEW debut?
Good ol’ JR joins commentary!
Jim Ross lends his analysis to the second hour, and it’s going to be a slobber knocker!
Penta Oscuro w/ Alex Abrahantes & Rey Fenix VS Rush w/ La Faccion Ingobernale!
Death Triangle is looking for revenge on #LFI, and that begins with the clash of #CeroMiedo and El Toro Blanco! Will Penta look to bury the White Bull under the cover of night? Or will Rush go on a stampede and start towards the top of AEW?
The bell rings and fans rally behind Penta. Rush rushes in but Penta dodges to CHOP! Rush CHOPS and it’s a CHOP fight already! Fast and furious, back and forth, CHOP after CHOP after CHOP! Penta spins to CHOP, then he runs, but Rush follows to CHOP! Penta jumps up but Rush denies the rana. Penta still fires off fists, then hooks the arms,. Rush slips out to throw a body shot, and he suplexes, only for Penta to cradle counter! TWO, and Penta SUPERKICKS Rush down! Rush bails out but Penta builds speed as fans rally. Penta slides but Rush dodges to waistlock. Penta switches but Rush elbows out hard!
Rush whips but Penta stops from hitting steps. Penta elbows Rush back, then whips him at the steps. Rush stops himself, but Penta goes up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Fans fire up while Jose fans Rush off. Penta stands Rush up to CHOP again. Penta gets back in the ring, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta builds speed but Rush gets in to DECK Penta! Rush mocks Cero Miedo and then he soaks up the heat. Rush stands on Penta’s head, drags him up and throws body shots. Rush whips corner to corner and clotheslines, then he whips the other way for a SPALSH! And then a snapmare and basement dropkick! Rush does push-ups just to show off before the cover, TWO!
Rush is annoyed but he drags Penta up. Fans rally but Rush is after the mask! The ref reprimands, but Penta KICKS Rush! Penta runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges to SLINGBLADE! And then another SLINGBLADE! Fans fire up and Rush flounders out. Penta builds speed again to FLY! Direct hit on Rush at the ramp and fans fire up with Penta again! Jose storms over with his tablet of doom, but Alex snatches that away and SPEARS Jose! Alex fires off hands but Jose hits back, and then Fenix and Andrade El Idolo get involved and the ref tries to restore peace while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Fenix and Andrade get Jose and Alex to separate, but then Alex rushes back in! They brawl up the ramp, which is fine because the ref is EJECTING them! Andrade is confused but Fenix tells Alex to keep after Jose! The sidekicks fight all the way backstage while Penta puts Rush in the ring. Penta climbs up a corner while fans fire up, then leaps, but into Rush’s anti-air dropkick! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Rush is upset but the ropes are the ropes. Rush drags Penta up to wrap on a chinlock, but again Penta gets to the ropes. Rush drags Penta away and turns him from the ropes while leaning on the hold. Penta still endures as Rush grinds him down.
Rush drags Penta up to put him on the top rope backwards, then he climbs up behind him. Rush is after the mask again! Penta resists, so Rush drops him into the Tree of Woe! Rush then BUZZSAWS Penta out of the Tree! Rush dusts off his hands and takes a bow as he soaks up the heat. Rush then goes back for Penta to kick and stomp him in the corner. Rush digs his boots in, the ref counts and Rush lets off. The ref reprimands but Rush paces while Andrade talks some trash. Rush drags Penta up, brings him to center and throws a heavy body shot. Rush chinlocks, then digs at the mask! The ref counts but Rush lets off.
Penta throws body shots but Rush KNEES Penta down! Dynamite returns to single picture as fans rally for Penta. Rush brings Penta up but Penta CHOPS again. Rush CHOPS, Penta CHOPS, Rush eggs Penta on! Penta throws forearms but Rush gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Penta dodges the haymaker to hit a BACKSTABBER! Penta then runs in, into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Rush is annoyed but Andrade says to keep on him. Rush whips Penta but Penta goes up and over to hit another BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Rush survives and gets to a corner but fans rally up. Penta stomps Rush down but lets off as the ref counts.
Penta pie faces Rush and eggs him on before throwing haymakers. Rush gets mad and choke grips Penta, but Penta CHOPS! Rush CHOPS, Penta CHOPS, they keep going! Penta fires forearms, runs, but Rush HEADBUTTS! Penta wobbles, but he HEADBUTTS back! DOUBLE HEADBUTTS!! Penta’s mask almost comes off from that, but he SUPERKICKS! JUMP KNEE from Rush!! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count starts, Penta and Rush stir. Penta gets to a corner, Rush goes to the opposite. Rush runs in but Penta dodges! Rush hits buckles and Penta CHOPS him! And CHOPS!
Rush turns things around to CHOP, CHOP, but Penta CHOPS and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS, CHOPS, sweeps the legs then stomps away! The ref counts, Rush stops at 4, and then he goes out to the apron. Rush slashes his throat, climbs up top, but Penta ROCKS Rush! Rush HEADBUTTS Penta away, then adjusts to leap and missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Penta is still in this but Rush wants to end it! Rush drags Penta to a drop zone and then goes up the corner. Fans boo but Penta SUPER SENTONS! Cover, TWO!! Penta survives, but Rush hurries to ROCK him with a forearm! Penta sits in a corner, Rush runs corner to corner, but into a SOMERSAULT STUNNER!
SUPERKICK! Penta reels Rush in, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, but Andrade puts the foot on the ropes! The ref sees the ropebreak but Fenix points out it was Andrade! Too late to make a difference now, Rush is still in this. Penta goes back to Rush while the ref is reprimanding Andrade, and Rush LOW BLOWS Penta!! AND snatches the mask!! Insult to injury before the cradle, RUSH WINS!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall
The White Bull pulled off some major bull, that’s for sure! But will both Lucha Brothers get their revenge on Rush & Andrade soon enough?
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh speak.
They’re all very happy, and Sonjay says they’re celebrating already because “Samoa Joe decided to crawl out of that hole that he’s been hiding in.” It is official for July 23rd, Death Before Dishonor, and the ultimate celebration begins when Sonjay’s best friend in this entire world, Jay Lethal, pins Samoa Joe to become the NEW ROH World TV Champion! And Lethal says he will tell us God’s honest truth, “I know that this is not going to be an easy fight.” Samoa Joe is one tough champion. But that’s why Lethal isn’t taking him lightly. But they are taking his championship. They all share a laugh, and Singh adds that Lethal will be the new champion! Will Lethal be able to back up all those words? Or will the Samoan Submission Specialist make Lethal suffer?
Tony Nese & Mark Sterling are still looking for signatures.
They go to the Best Friends, Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta & Orange Cassidy, saying they’re the last signatures the petition needs to remove Swerve Strickland from AEW. After all, Swerve backstabbed Cassidy during the Royal Rampage. Cassidy says he never reads anything without his lawyer present. He has a lawyer? Yes, it’s DANHAUSEN! He has the paperwork right here. Nese says forget asking, he is going to make Cassidy sign. Chuck & Trent step up to push Nese back but Sterling has everyone just hold on a second. There is money to be made here. Nese VS Cassidy for Rampage! Wait, Danhausen has a better idea! Cassidy VS Nese on Rampage! That’s the same idea!
But anyway, if Nese wins, Cassidy has to sign the petition. Danhausen says objection sustained, and Cassidy says he will allow it. Overruled. What? No, Sterling’s the real lawyer, HE allows things! Hearsay! Sterling grumbles and storms off with Nese, but the deal is struck. Will Cassidy win and strike down this frivolous lawsuit?
8 Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Gunn Club VS Fuego Del Sol & Ruffin’ It!
It’s rather surprising that Max Caster, Anthony Bowens and the Ass B- er, Austin & Colten Gunn, are agreeing to team up again after the heated argument that happened last time. But will they be able to let cooler heads prevail and get another win for the team? And of course, Caster has a rap! “Acclaimed & The Gunns-” GASP! Austin snatches the mic from Caster?! Caster is upset but Bowens keeps him from going after Austin. No disses this week, will the Acclaimed Gunn Club hold it together?
The bell rings and Fuego starts against Austin. Austin turns around into a kick and facelock! TORNADO- NO, Austin FLAPJACKS Fuego away. Tag to Colten and he CLOBBERS Fuego! Colten is fired up but fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” as he stomps Fuego in the corner. Bowens tags in and he drags Fuego out to CLUB away on him. “EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED!” Bowens then DECKS Bear Boulder, ELBOWS Ruff and DECKS Bear Bronson! Fuego kicks Bowens and TORNADO DDTS!! Fans fire up as Fuego crawls, and Bronson is back! Hot tags to Austin and Bronson! Bronson rallies on the Gunn Club, and even Caster!
Bronson breaks through the line to DOUBLE LARIAT the Gunn Club! Fans fire up with Bronson and he clotheslines Colten out! Austin staggers into choke grip, SIT OUT SPINEBSUTER! Cover, Caster breaks it! Ruff goes after Caster but Caster TOSSES him! Austin crawls, tag to Bowens! Bowens ELBOWS Bronson, CHOPS him and SUPERKICKS him! Bronson wobbles but Bowens hits a LEAP FROG FAMOUSER! They’re doing Daddy Ass proud as Bowens tags Caster. Caster goes up, but then Austin tags in!? MIC DROP, and then Austin snipes the cover! Acclaimed Gunn Club still wins!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Gunn Club, by pinfall
Billy is upset that his boys aren’t getting along with his sons again, and Bowens shoves Austin! Austin and Colten CLOBBER The Acclaimed! Billy gets in, and he throws Austin away! And the same to Colten! Billy keeps telling them to cut it out, but then he CLOBBERS Caster! The Ass Man sides with his Ass Boys and Bowens doesn’t understand. What happened to scissor fingers? Billy kicks him low for a FAMOUSER! The Gunn Family sticks together, but will they finally get up to the top where they want to be?
“Malakai Black… We are different kind of men. You collect the weak, I dispose of them. You stab their backs, while I break them. Don’t you understand? You, a man who preys on the flawed, have enraged a man who is flawless! I, who rattles the gates of Heaven, will destroy the gates of Hell! So go ahead and buy yourself a bag of coins, because when I’m done with you, the House of Black will have many eyes to cover. Because the Redeemer is coming, enraged!!” Will Miro’s wrath wreak havoc on Malakai and his entire house?
Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm VS Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir!
La Mera Mera and the Lightning From Down Under are forces of nature to be sure, but the Native Beast & The Problem have brought their umbrellas. Will these Vicious Vixens be safe from the #ThunderStorm? Or will they still be blown away by the AEW Women’s World Champion and the #1 contender?
The teams sort out and Shafir storms up on Storm to BOOT her down! Nyla gets after Rosa and throws her out while Shafir fires off knee son Storm! The ref reprimands but Shafir whips Storm to ropes. Storm tilt-o-whirls to RANA Shafir! Storm drop toeholds, then runs to basement dropkick! Storm whips Shafir into the corner, where Rosa adds a BOOT! Rosa tags in, fires off body shots on Shafir, then tags Storm back in. Storm stomps Shafir, EuroUppers, then tags Rosa. Rosa runs to DECK Nyla, then she comes back to elbow Shafir! Rosa whips Storm in to uppercut Shafir, then Storm sets up as a step! LA MERA MERA IN MOTION!
Fans fire up and Rosa brings Shafir around to cover, TWO! Rosa keeps on Shafir with a facelock and Storm tags in. They double suplex Shafir, then Storm covers, TWO! Storm keeps on Shafir with a facelock and grinds her down. Fans rally, Shafir endures, and Shafir fights up but Storm bumps her off buckles. Tag to Rosa and Rosa snapmares Shafir for a KICK to the back! Cover, ONE! Shafir grits her teeth but Rosa clamps onto her with a chinlock. Shafir slips out, wrenches an arm to a double wristlock, but Rosa has a leg to trip Shafir to a cradle! ONE, Rosa powers Shafir to a lateral press, ONE!
Rosa keeps on Shafir with the facelock but Shafir fights up. Storm tags in, she stomps Shafir down, and Storm brings Shafir up to CHOP! Storm snapmares and HIP ATTACKS Shafir, then tags Rosa. Rosa CHOPS Shafir, then CHOPS her! Then GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! Tag to Storm and she brings Shafir out. Shafir throws body shots and KICKS the leg! Shafir DECKS Storm, then DECKS Rosa! Storm ROCKS Shafir back with forearms then runs, but the ref is busy keeping Rosa out of the ring, so he misses Nyla SMACK Storm with the umbrella! Nyla shrugs and Shafir fireman’s carries for a WASTELAND SLAM!
Tag to Nyla and Nyla stomps Storm while Dynamite goes picture in picture. Nyla drags Storm up to snap suplex, then roll through to a GOURDBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Nyla keeps Storm from Rosa, drags her around and Shafir tags in. They mug Storm, Shafir CLUBS Storm down, then has her on ropes. Shafir chicken wings the arms, drags Storm around, and she taunts Rosa. Storm fights but Shafir spins her for a SAYANAGI! Shafir taunts Rosa more while she paces between her and Storm. Shafir drags Storm up to tag in Nyla and they mug Storm more. Storm hits back, brawls with Nyla, but Nyla throws Storm down by her hair!
Nyla stomps Storm at the ropes and then drags her away. Tag to Shafir, they continue to mug Storm, and then Nyla gives Shafir a boost for the SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Shafir snarls while fans rally up. Shafir grabs Storm’s hand to bend the fingers and drag her to the corner. Tag to Nyla and she gets Storm’s legs to drop an elbow on the knee. Nyla runs to SPLASH down! Cover, TWO! Rosa rallies the fans but Nyla drags Storm up. Nyla scoops and SLAMS Storm, then drags her up again for another scoop. Storm slips off and RAMS Nyla into a corner! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm O’Conner Rolls Nyla back!
Nyla rolls through but Storm is on her with a SLEEPER! Storm becomes a backpack but Nyla THROWS her off! Storm crawls, fans rally, hot tag to Rosa! Fans fire up as Rosa goes up top and leaps, CROSSBODY! She bounces off Nyla to then HIP ATTACK Shafir! Rosa CHOPS and forearms over and over and fans fire up! Rosa roars and ROCKS Nyla again! Rosa whips but Nyla blocks by holding ropes! Rosa keeps trying but Nyla swings on her. Rosa dodges, drop toeholds Nyla to ropes, and then stomps away! The ref counts, Rosa runs side to side to DROPKICK! Rosa says una mas, and she runs again, to DROPKICK!
Nyla flounders but fans fire up with Rosa. Still one more, but Nyla reels Rosa into an URENAGE! Tag to Shafir and she hurries after Rosa. Rosa kicks at Shafir but Shafir cartwheels through to get an arm. Shafir pump handles Rosa and hits a FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, Storm breaks it! Nyla BOOTS Storm and reels her in but Storm SATELLITE DDTS! Storm ducks the roundhouse to GERMAN SUPLEX Shafir! Fans fire up as Storm fires up and hits the HIP ATTACK in the corner! Storm goes up for Rosa to drag Shafir out. Rosa scoops Shafir, Storm is ready on the corner, THUNDERSTORM DRIVER!! Cover, Thunder & Storm win!!
Winners: Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm, by pinfall
And with that, #ThunderStorm wins! Will we see these two continue on as a team? What about the chances of them clashing for the AEW Women’s World Championship once again?
Tony Schiavone is backstage with The Baddies.
Jade Cargill, the still undefeated TBS Champion, tells Tony to “cut the sh*t,” then she asks Stokely Hathaway, “What the hell was that last week?” He says hold on, listen! If a wrestling company can have an Interim World Champion, then they can have an Interim Baddie! Leila Grey walks in and offers a handshake to Jade. Jade refuses, but what about Kiera Hogan? Nope, still rejected. Stokely knows the world wants to know what exactly he said to Leila last week, and he’ll tell us! $1100, because that is what it cost to get Leila to step up.
Stokely knows his math, and he knows 3v2 is better than 2v2. “And it takes a special type of finesse to get someone to go from wanting to beat your ass, to saving your ass.” And you know what they say, “Trust the process.” Stokely goes to put his arm around Leila but she shrugs that off. Jade says if Leila fails to deliver, then that’s Stokely’s ass. Jade and Kiera head out, but Stokely asks if Leila trusts him while offering a fist bump. She doesn’t respond, but he says they’ll talk later. Will Leila prove she can be a true Baddie through and through?
Tony Schiavone now interviews Daniel Garcia.
Garcia requested this time to call out Wheeler Yuta. “Hey, Yuta, last week on Dark, I put my foot on your neck and I held your title above my head, and there wasn’t a damn thing you could do about it. Last week at Blood & Guts, I spent an hour with you in the ring. I felt all that you could give me, you had my blood on your hands. But I’ve determined that you don’t strike an ounce of fear into my heart whatsoever. You’re not scaring nobody with that fake tough guy act, let me tell you.” And at Death Before Dishonor, don’t be scared, Yuta. Give Garcia that shot for the ROH Pure Championship, and whether he’s a pro-wrestler or a sports entertainer, you damn sure will call him the best.
Cash Wheeler says, “So we call ourselves ‘7 Star FTR,’ the living legends. We are the current AAA, IWGP and ROH Tag Team Champions, and I can stand here before you and comfortably say that no match has ever taken more out of us than when we won these at ROH Supercard of Honor.” But uh, we’re just a few weeks away from Death Before Dishonor and the PPV return of ROH. And despite the fact that they beat the Briscoes for the ROH titles, despite the fact that they’re on the run of a lifetime, there are still some people who doubt they’re the best in the world, and that doesn’t sit right with them.
Dax Harwood says, “That’s the beauty of professional wrestling. You can think whatever you want, believe whatever you want, but you can also be wrong. If ROH wants to sell a PPV, they gotta put on the rematch of the decade. So I’m telling you right now, Briscoes VS FTR II, one last time to prove who is the absolute best tag team on this planet! Briscoes, if you want to be a king, you got to kill a king. And we ain’t dead yet.” #TopGuys out. FTR is calling out Jay & Mark Briscoe, will Death Before Dishonor 2022 be one for the ages?
Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Brody King!
The Best in the World is away, but the Maniac vows to prove he is the rightful owner of that title. But will he be able to remind everyone that he’s also the scariest monster in wrestling today? Or will the House of Black soon shine in the shadows with gold on the mantle?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and even if this is for the interim title, this fight is going to be legit!
Fans are thunderous already as Moxley and Brody stare down. They slowly circle, tie up, and Brody puts Mox in a corner. The ref counts, Brody lets off to CHOP, and Moxley staggers away to the opposite corner. Fans fire up as Brody watches Moxley get back up. Moxley gets in Brody’s face, and right up in there! Brody and Moxley talk some smack and then Moxley fires forearms and CHOPS! Brody ROCKS Moxley, eggs him on, and Moxley throws a forearm back, only for Brody to ROCK Moxley again! Moxley rebounds but Brody throws him out. Brody then pursues, CLUBS Moxley to the timekeeper’s area, then CLUBS him again.
Brody whips Moxley into railing! Fans fire up, Brody stands Moxley up to CHOP him, and the ring count climbs. Brody ROCKS Moxley, follows him around the way, and then runs in, only to be sent into steel steps! Fans fire up and Moxley brings Brody up to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP into the railing! Moxley refreshes the ring count, headlocks Brody and brings him around the way, then throws knees. Moxley even fishhooks Brody and brings him around, only for Brody to back drop him onto the ramp! Moxley writhes and Brody shakes out the stars. Brody drags Moxley up to whip him into the timekeeper’s area! Moxley tumbles with the table while the ring count climbs!
Brody storms up to Moxley to CHOP him against railing! Brody then puts Moxley back in the ring at 6 of 10, only for Moxley to dropkick the legs out! Moxley throws knees, gets the leg and DRAGON SCREWS! Moxley steps through to have a FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! Fans “WOO~!” while Brody endures. Brody clubs Moxley’s legs, pries at the hold, but Moxley keeps the hold on. Brody keeps clubbing, but Moxley lets off. Moxley shoots in to get the leg but Brody CLUBS him. Moxley trips Brody to drop an elbow on the leg, and then another. Brody clamps on with a chinlock to keep Moxley down but Moxley fights free.
Moxley turns Brody over as fans rally, and Moxley hooks the leg. DEATH LOCK SNAPPER! Brody clutches his leg and gets to ropes but Moxley is after him. Moxley stands Brody up but the forearms start flying again. Fans rally as the forearms go back and forth, Moxley gets boxing elbows going, but runs into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Cover, TWO! Moxley survives and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Brody shakes out the bad leg while Moxley crawls to the apron. Brody storms over that way, BLASTS Moxley off the apron and Moxley crashes into the railing! Brody goes out after Moxley and drags him up to scoop and SLAM on the floor! Moxley writhes but Brody KICKS him in the back. Brody paces around, drags Moxley up, and CHOPS him again! Moxley gets into the ring but Brody pursues. Brody clamps onto Moxley with a neck wrench, and even digs his forearms in. Moxley endures, Brody shifts to a cobra twist and he CLUBS away on Moxley’s chest! Cover, TWO! Brody keeps cool and he kicks Moxley against ropes.
Brody scrapes Moxley, CHOKES him against the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Fans rally, Brody throws forearms but Moxley CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Brody just CHOPS Moxley right off his feet! Moxley flops over onto his face but Brody stands him back up to CHOP again. Moxley staggers around and falls into a corner, but Brody storms right up after him. Brody drags Moxley up, CHOPS him again, and Moxley is frozen in place! Brody CHOPS him again, and CHOPS him again! Moxley falls down and Brody eggs the fans on as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans boo as Brody eggs Moxley on, then fireman’s carries.
Moxley fights with elbows, Brody starts to drop, but then Brody stands back up! The elbows keep coming, Brody powers up again, and he runs for a corner! Moxley slips off, Brody hits buckles, and Moxley gets to the opposite corner. Brody runs corner to corner, to CANNONBALL into buckles! Moxley avoids disaster and Brody crashes ‘n’ burns! Fans fire up and the standing count starts while both men are down. Moxley and Brody stir, and Moxley runs in to clothesline! Moxley hoists Brody up, CHOPS him, CHOPS again, then climbs up after him. Moxley CLUBS and CLAWS Brody’s back, but Brody throws body shots.
Moxley BITES Brody’s forehead! Then SUPERPLEX!! Fans fire up as Moxley puts on the SLEEPER! Brody fights up to fight off the Bully Choke and he snapmares free. Moxley shoots around to full nelson and DRAGON SLEEPER! Cover, TWO!! Brody is still in this but Moxley shouts out Bryan Danielson with DRAGON STOMPS! Moxley then drags Brody up, reels him in, but Brody fights the lift. Moxley ROCKS Brody, Brody ROCKS Moxley, but Moxley ROLLING ELBOWS! Brody stays up, Moxley runs to LARIAT! Brody still stays up! Brody swings, Moxley dodges, but then the LEFT LARIAT takes Moxley down!
Brody drags Moxley up into a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally for Moxley but Brody clamps on with a SLEEPER! Is he going to put Moxley out like he did Darby Allin? Moxley RAMS Brody into buckles, but Brody holds on! Brody climbs the corner, HANGING SLEEPER!! The ref counts, Brody lets Moxley go and Moxley flops down! Brody goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley barely gets out of that, but Brody scoops! Moxley slips out to CLUB Brody but Brody throws a back elbow! Brody runs, but Moxley follows to forearm Brody at the ropes! Moxley runs but Brody follows, only to miss in the corner! Roll-up, TWO!!
Moxley hurries to wrench and reel Brody in, PARADIGM SHIFT!! But Moxley has to push Brody over, so Moxley rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Brody withstands those so Moxley goes for the Bully Choke! Brody stands up, it’s a BACKPACK SLEEPER! Brody is fading, but he drops back, BACKPACK SENTON! But Moxley rises to SLEEPER HOLD! Brody moves around but ends up in the BULLY CHOKE!! Brody is fading, the ref calls it! Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still Interim AEW World Champion)
It was a fight to be sure, but Moxley holds onto the title! Who will step up to him next while we await CM Punk’s return? As for Brody King, fans cheer his valiant effort, and Malakai Black walks out. Malakai looks Brody in the eye, and pats him on the back. But then DARBY ALLIN AND STING appear?! The #RelentlessIcons show Brody King respect! Darby says Brody kicked his ass last week, and it doesn’t matter what anyone says! Brody EARNED his spot here. Darby offers a handshake, but Brody leaves Darby hanging. The House of Black doesn’t do anything for respect, but will they take on Darby & Sting for supremacy in AEW?
A great episode for Dynamite, but they sure stretched that first hour. Only two of the six matches happened before Jim Ross joined commentary at the halfway point, and I would’ve liked if they’d tried to split things up a bit more evenly. But even with that, we got a great opener with the TNT Championship. It was obvious the Street Fight would bring out a bunch of American Top Team scrubs for Wardlow to throw around like nothing and then he wins the title. This is still great for Wardlow, but maybe it would’ve been more powerful if he’d won this title sooner, or if it was just Scorpio VS Wardlow 1v1 in a real epic match, not a Heel using all his resources to protect himself.
So apparently Mark Sterling, having been fired by Jade Cargill and not having MJF around, has resorted to filing frivolous lawsuits as his gimmick. It’s pretty funny, though, as he fails to convince Faces to side with him, a Heel. The promo with Best Friends and Danhausen was really funny with Danhausen just spouting legal terminology. Nese VS Cassidy will surely go Cassidy’s way so he can keep building momentum towards a title. Pac defends his All-Atlantic Championship at Rev-Pro’s event this weekend, but I’m pretty sure Pac retains, and then maybe we can get Pac VS Cassidy for this title at All Out.
That’s made even more likely by how Miro is going after Malakai Black. Miro had a very good promo as always, and he’s going to have an awesome match with Malakai. We got quite the promo segment with Christian, Luchasaurus and Matt Hardy. Hardy’s line about the “Michael Jordan of A-Holes” was really good, and of course Christian stoops to bringing up what happened with Jeff Hardy. A bit cheap, but of course Luchasaurus demolishes Matt Hardy. Sounds like this is setting up a tag match where Jungle Boy joins Matt Hardy to take on Christian & Luchasaurus, and we’ll see if JB can turn Luchasaurus back to the light side or if Luchasaurus stays Heel. Honestly, Luchasaurus could probably benefit most from his Heel turn.
We got a good Blood & Guts aftermath promo where a few different guys got to say their piece, and of course we’re getting more Eddie VS Jericho. Tay Conti hurting Ruby Soho could be a way to give us a Mixed Tag before the final blow-off. And adding Claudio VS Hager to things, that match is going to be great, and I would think Claudio wins to stay hot in AEW. We got a very good tag match out of Keith & Swerve VS Butcher & Blade, and I did like that they at least teased the “accidental attack misunderstanding.” Swerve totally understood the Pounce was an accident, and they finished off Butcher & Blade. Hobbs & Starks had a very fired up promo, and the Bucks had a good on to set up another Triple Threat for the titles. I would think the Bucks win that, just as Jurassic Express did.
FTR had a good promo to call out the Briscoes, and you can bet that match will be added to the Death Before Dishonor card. That will be a great match, and FTR will win so they can move on to face Young Bucks at All Out. Garcia had a good promo to call out Yuta, their ROH Pure Championship match will be great stuff, and that could probably go either way. I think Joe VS Lethal for the ROH World TV Championship could go either way, too, because Lethal has Singh and Sonjay on his side to overbook that match. Maybe after DBD, Tony Khan and other executives find a way to put on an ROH TV show, but no idea if I’ll be able to cover it if it happens.
We got a very fun segment out of The Dark Order and QT Marshall. Great to see Hangman join up with Dark Order again, and though not delivered with quite the stank it should have, Negative One at least got through his line about sparing QT more humiliation until he’s an adult. It would be amazing if 10 years from now, we do see Negative One/Brodie Lee Jr. face an old man QT and win in five minutes like his father. And moreover, it was good that Evil Uno assured us that the members of Dark Order we have left are going to stay in AEW one way or another. It’s a shame the faction ran out of steam like it did, but maybe they can rebuild.
We got a pretty good tag match out of #ThunderStorm VS Nyla & Marina, and of course the Faces win. Rosa and Storm can easily have another title match as part of the July themed episodes, like Fyter Fest or Fight for the Fallen. Stretching this to All Out in September would just seem odd to me, so maybe someone comes out of another story primed to face Rosa. Jade not accepting Leila Grey is a natural move for their story, but who knows where it goes from here. Leila could prove herself worthy, because I don’t see Stokely being fired by Jade so soon, and then we could have that Six Woman Tag I expected but Leila in for Red Velvet.
We got a pretty good 8 Man Tag, with the dysfunction finally adding something to the match. The Gunn Club turning on The Acclaimed was quite the surprise, though, but I had a feeling Billy was going to find a reason to be proud of his sons. And this could be the Face turn for The Acclaimed, and that is going to be great because fans love them. Penta VS Rush was awesome stuff, especially with how Alex and Jose got in on it. A Six Man Tag of La Faccion Ingobernable VS Death Triangle where Jose and Alex are the third men would be pretty fun.
And of course, we got an awesome main event out of Moxley and Brody. Moxley was of course retaining, but we all know Brody is badass, and it was cool for Darby to show him respect. Even with Miro coming for Malakai, we need to get House of Black VS Darby & Sting first. Miro could even go after Malakai after the match, regardless of who wins. I don’t know if it has to be a full Face turn for Miro, but he will come off the Face against Malakai since fans still love Miro. As for Mox, the possibilities really are endless for who he can face for the Interim title at All Out. Personally, whether or not Joe wins against Lethal at DBD, give me some Mox VS Joe!
My Score: 8.9/10
NOAH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.179 ~ 6TH JULY 2022
GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Postponed
Due to Chris Ridgeway being unable to get a Visa in time for the Nippon Budokan event on July 12th, the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship match has been postponed. Therefore, Yoshinari Ogawa and Yuya Susumu will team together against Eita and Kotaro Suzuki. Susumu says he knows he cannot replace Ridgeway, but will fight with him in mind.
Seiki Yoshioka attacks HAYATA (repeatedly)
Following his GHC Junior Heavyweight challenge to HAYATA, Seiki Yoshioka turned the tension up a notch by fighting with HAYATA after the match in Fukushima on the 2nd (HAYATA had made him bleed) and introducing him to his new superkick, and then intruding on the match in Yamagata on the 3rd, which got the match thrown out. Poor HAYATA had been kicked in head quite a few times over the course of the two days, and so was not in any position to speak. Seiki Yoshioka was though, he had taken the belt backstage, and holding it up the camera announced that he was putting everything on the line to win, and he would knock HAYATA out again at The Budokan. Yuya Susumu later posted on his Twitter that he felt he had to apologize for how Yoshioka was behaving.
Speaking of STINGER (HAYATA, Yoshinari Ogawa & Yuya Susumu) came out wearing the green NOAH baseball shirts in Yamagata for the match against Perros Del Mal De Japon (Kotaro Suzuki, NOSAWA Rongai & Super Crazy). They never explained why they were wearing green, and fans were left to speculate that either they were showing their solidarity as NOAH Juniors to Perros, or it was an Ogawa mind game to remind Kotaro where he came from and who he belonged with. The singles match between Kotaro and Ogawa on July 2nd was naturally ruined by Perros who got the match thrown out by intrusion. Given NOSAWA’S comments backstage to Kotaro about “trying harder”, I am wondering how long Kotaro is going to put up with this.
Kenoh, Kojima (and Kobashi)
Following two frustrating pre matches in which neither the champion or the challenger won over the other, and an escalation in “competition” where Kenoh did press ups backstage next to a fallen Satoshi Kojima in Fukushima, and Kojima demonstrated Lion press ups to Kenoh in Yamagata (who comically appeared in front of him and then attacked him screaming about “The Mark of The Lion” and how if he missed it so much he should wear his new t-shirt), Kenoh sought advice from the master of the lariat, Kenta Kobashi by making a first visit to his gym. Lariats are not something Kenoh has used before, so it will be interesting to see if the teaching he got from Kobashi was how to throw them or how to withstand them.
GHC Heavyweight Tag Champion Humiliation
Satoshi Kojima might have had a frustrating stalemate, but at least Kojima was spared the humiliation that the GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions endured, when again they lost via Masa Kitamiya submitting to Hideki Suzuki in Yamagata. Suzuki had said he was doing a kind of scouting mission as he wanted to know their strengths and weaknesses and the strengths and weaknesses of their techniques. Timothy Thatcher was given a firsthand look, when the champions demonstrated their new tandem move, a double powerbomb, to win the match.
Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi miss events
Go Shiozaki was absent from the 2nd and 3rd July weekend events due to being a close contact with someone with Coronavirus. This necessitated a card change as it was almost last minute. What was last minute (as in about seven minutes before the event started) was Shuhei Taniguchi being withdrawn from the event due to mild heatstroke.
Yoshiki Inamura’s Fire Festival 2022
Although Yoshiki Inamura did not defeat Masato Tanaka, his Fire Festival opened with a time limit draw at thirty minutes. Inamura didn’t feel that he had approached Tanaka with this, but has sworn to beat everyone else and return to NOAH with the sword.
ELSEWHERE IN NOAH
– Tadasuke is wondering why there has been no comeback from the NOAH Junior Regulars regarding his banishment of Haoh (who seems to have vanished off the face of the earth). I think Tadasuke will get his answer when NOAH are back in Tokyo.
– Alejandro greeted the Yamagata crowd as the Fukushima one, to be scolded by Hajime Ohara for his mistake.
– Kenoh’s Michinoku Pro rival, Fujita “Jnr” Hayato, made his return to the ring following a five year absence due to cancer. He named two people he wanted to fight, Hiromu Takahashi and of course, Kenoh. Kenoh says that he should fight Hayato first. Not only did Hayato mention him first, but even by the Japanese (gojūon) syllabary Kenoh (i.e. KE) comes first. Kenoh then returned to his preoccupation that seems to be obsessing him these days, “The Lion Mark” (New Japan logo).
– Kenoh grumbled that he preferred the sea to rivers just before he posted a video of himself doing Lion Push ups by one.
EVENT RECAPS AND POST MATCH INTERVIEWS
- SUNNY VOYAGE 2022
Fukushima Big Palette (Saturday, July 2nd)
- Yamagata Big Wing (Sunday, July 3rd)
- GHC Heavyweight Champion: Satoshi Kojima
Challenger: Kenoh, “ABEMA presents DESTINATION 2022”, Nippon Budokan, 16th July
- GHC Junior Champion: HAYATA
Challenger: Seiki Yoshioka, “ABEMA presents DESTINATION 2022”, Nippon Budokan, 16th July
- GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: Masa Kitamiya & Michael Elgin
Challengers: The Sugiura Army (Hideki Suzuki & Timothy Thatcher), “ABEMA presents DESTINATION 2022”, Nippon Budokan, 16th July
- GHC Junior Tag Champions: STINGER (Chris Ridgeway & Yoshinari Ogawa)
Challengers: Perros Del Mal De Japon (Eita & Kotaro Suzuki), Postponed, replacement date to be advised
- GHC National Champion: Masakatsu Funaki
THIS WEEK IN NOAH
- YOSHIKI INAMURA FIRE FESTIVAL 2022
Friday, July 8th: vs Hide Kubota
Sunday, July 10th
Venue: Fujisan Messe, Shizuoka
Time: 13:00 JST
Broadcast: WrestleUniverse (event will not be streamed live)
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