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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (9/30/21)

Can the Iron King trump the Irish Ace?



Coverage NXT UK 2021

Joe Coffey and Jordan Devlin take things to the ring!

After trash talking and all the mocking, Joe Coffey and Jordan Devlin stop their war of words to throw hands! Will NXT UK be the Ace’s kingdom?


  • Moustache Mountain VS Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter; Moustache Mountain wins.
  • Xia Brookside VS Dani Luna; Luna wins.
  • Charlie Dempsey VS Josh Morrell; Dempsey wins.
  • Joe Coffey w/ Gallus VS Jordan Devlin; Coffey wins.


Moustache Mountain VS Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter!

Trent Seven and the NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion, Tyler Bate, are always up for a tag! Will they prove they’re still a force to be reckoned with? Or will the Prestige & the Predator Killer prove there’s more room at the top than once thought?

The teams sort out, Carter starts with Bate and the two circle. They tie up, Bate wrenches to a wristlock and cranks the arm, but Carter rolls, headstands and kicks Bate while upside down! Carter gets an arm-drag and has Bate in an armlock on the mat. Bate fights up, Carter wrenches and wristlocks but Bate rolls and uses ropes to roll back. Bate squats, wrenches and reels Carter in to WRING him out! Bate adds a dropkick then is back on the arm. Tag to Seven, Moustache Mountain double whips to double shoulder Carter down! Bate gives Seven a boost, for a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Seven runs in at the corner but Carter dodges the chop to flip-kick and tease the ‘stache.

Seven rushes into an arm-drag and Carter has him down in an armlock. Seven fights up to his feet, Carter wrenches and CLUBS the arm, then tags Smith. They wrench, hand-off, but Seven CHOPS! Smith wrenches and YANKS the arm but Seven CHOPS free! Seven whips, Smith reverses to a fireman’s carry and throw! Smith has a grounded cording hold and he keeps Seven down. Smith turns Seven over, cranks the arm more, then tags Carter. Snapmare and KICK to the back! Cover, TWO! Carter keeps Seven down with another wrench of the arm but Seven powers up. Smith tags in before Seven whips Carter.

Carter sunsets and rewinds so Smith can scoop! Carter has his boots up and Seven can see it coming! LAWN DART BOOTS! Smith hurries to cover, TWO! Smith keeps Carter down with a chinlock and leans on Seven. Seven fights up, powers out but Smith runs him over with a shoulder. Seven anchors a foot to keep Smith from running but Smith SLAPS free. Smith runs, things speed up but Smith sees the back drop coming to whip Seven away. Seven CROSSBODIES on the return, then scoops and SLAMS, for the leg drop, brother! Cover, TWO! Seven drags Smith up, facelocks, Bate tags in. Seven fireman’s carries and Wasteland Slams Smith down!

Bate goes up, knee-board off Seven to senton onto Smith! Cover, but Smith makes it his ghost pin! TWO, and Smith knees Bate low. Smith whips Bate to a corner, tags Carter then runs in. Bate blocks with a boot, brings Smith down, but Carter WHEEL KICKS! Smith feeds Bate to Carter before he DECKS Seven, Carter hits a BOOK END! Cover, TWO!! Carter’s urenage wasn’t quite like Booker’s but he mule kicks then runs, but Bate dodges the scissor kick! Fireman’s carry and AIRPLANE SPIN! They go around and around and around for about 15, but Bate then tags in Seven. Bate Wasteland Slams Carter, and what a role reversal as Seven hits the knee-board senton! Cover, TWO!

Seven drags Carter up and CHOPS him. Then CHOPS! Then fires up, but feints! Carter stops the DDT to SUPER FOERARM! Seven staggers but blocks the kick to BACK HAND, SEVEN STAR- NO! Carter clinches but Seven fights out. Seven SLAPS Smith off the corner, ducks the boot and ONE ARM BOMBS Carter! Suplex to the EMERALD FLOWSION! Cover, TWO!! Tag to Bate, Seven gets Carter up in the full nelson. Bate runs and rebounds but Carter slips free! Moustache Mountain stops from colliding, they block Carter’s kick, and they throw him down, to get DOUBLE FLIPPING AX KICKS! SCISSOR KICK to Bate!! Cover, TWO!! Bate survives and shocks Carter!

BT Sports Studio fires up as Carter aims and Bate rises. Bate ducks the blindside wizard and waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX but Carter lands on his feet! Carter QUEBRADAS! Cover, TWO!! Bate narrowly escapes but Carter tags Smith! They get Bate up, right to an Electric Chair Lift! Carter goes up and up but Bate victory rolls Smith! Carter’s flying wheel kick flops on the mat and Bate has a cover, TWO!! Smith narrowly escapes and keeps this match alive! Bate EuroUppers hard, then runs but Smith sidesteps to send Bate into buckles! Bate staggers back but he ducks the lariat! Smith runs in, Bate dodges, Bop up, BANG! Bate covers, TWO!!

But wait, Symbiosis swaggers out to the stage. These three don’t like Moustache Mountain and they don’t like Smith & Carter, but they’re having a lot of fun watching them beat each other up. Seven and Dennis talk trash to each other as Bate and Smith slowly rises. Bate drags Smith up, underhooks, but Smith powers up to dump Bate out! Seven keeps Symbiosis back and then the ref tells them to back off. But here come Jack Starz and Dave Mastiff! They fight off Dennis, Primate and T-Bone! Smith and Carter coordinate, Smith sends Carter FLYING out to take out one half, then Smith FLIES out on his own to take out the other! And BT Sports Studio is loving this!

Smith gets Bate up and into the ring. Referees rush out to stop the uninvited guests while Carter tags back in. Smith scoops Bate, flips him forward into Carter’s SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!?!? Bate survives that #PrestigeKiller and no one can believe it! Carter tags Smith back in, they coordinate again, SILLY- No! Seven stops the string and DRAGON SUPLEXES Carter! Bate gets Smith at the ropes, DEADLIFT SUPER GERMAN!! Bate flounders and tags in Seven! Seven full nelsons Smith, Bate runs and rebounds, LARIAT DRAGON SUPLEX!! Cover, Moustache Mountain wins!

Winners: Moustache Mountain, by pinfall

Bate & Seven overcome all the chaos to stand up tall! These pillars of NXT UK won’t be toppled so easily, but can they get back towards tag title gold?


NXT UK Media catches up with Jinny & Joseph Conners.

What does the future look like for the two of them on the brand? Conners sarcastically says that’s an imaginative question, and Jinny snidely says their future is brighter than this reporter’s. They wrap this up and say they’ve fulfilled their media obligations for the evening. But then Jinny spots Emilia McKenzie training with Meiko Satomura. Jinny asks if Emilia is still trying to impress Meiko. So pathetic how she’s content to be second fiddle. Oh is it? Yeah, it is! When is Emilia gonna get it through her head that no one cares about her? Sweetheart, this isn’t to insult you. This is just stating facts. And what Jinny sees is very pathetic.

Emilia couldn’t care less so just go away. Oh, Jinny will make Emilia care. Meiko and Emilia return to training, will the Spoiled Princess feel the wrath of Suplex Millie soon enough?


NXT UK Media catch up with Jack Starz & Dave Mastiff.

They went after Symbiosis earlier, so what exactly happened? Mastiff says that what just happened is Symbiosis were sticking their dirty, rotten, filthy noses where they don’t belong. But then Nina Samuels barges in, with a “Nina Samuels Show” microphone and she takes over the interview. Nina says hi and welcomes them as her first guests. What channel is her show on? Uh… Anyway, what’s new with them? Well they were just saying Symbiosis is sticking their noses where they don’t belong. Yes, simply outrageous. Nina remembers when Blair Davenport- Starz interrupts and says we don’t care about her problems, this is about Symbiosis.

Right, of course. Symbiosis did them wrong, and Blair Davenport has done Nina wrong! Starz & Mastiff leave while Nina rants on about Blair knocking her down off the corner and ruins the moment. Nina says that concludes the first episode of the Nina Samuels Show, but will it be canceled before episode two?


Xia Brookside VS Dani Luna!

The speedy second gen superstar gets to have a friendly showdown with the Punk Rock Powerhouse of Subculture for the first time ever! But will things stay friendly when everyone wants after the Final Boss?

The bell rings and the two approach. Xia dodges the tie-up and does a little shimmy to taunt Dani. The two go again, Xia gets around to a waistlock but Dani switches to SLAM Xia down. Xia fights up and gets a wristlock and the two struggle for control. Dani fireman’s carries but Xia slips off to wrench the wrist more. Dani fights up, scoops and SLAMS Xia, but Xia holds onto the arm! Xia twists the wrist again, reels Dani in for a headlock, but Dani powers up. Xia holds on and thrashes the headlock but Dani powers out on the second try. They ram shoulders but Xia almost bounces off Dani. Dani swings a clotheslines but Xia slips under then leap frogs over, but runs into Dani’s arms!

Dani grins as she pops Xia up but Xia lands on her feet! Xia tilt-o-whirls but Dani stops it part way. Xia uses that to go from crucifix to sunset flip, but Dani stays up. Dani slaps Xia’s hands away, hauls Xia right up but Xia sunset flips again! Dani manages to roll through but Xia comes back with a wheelbarrow. Dani shoves her away, Xia ducks and dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Dani SLAMS Xia down! Xia sputters to a corner but Dani’s right on her with a facelock. Dani brings Xia around but Xia throws body shots. Dani wrenches, facelocks again and suplexes Xia up for a stalling SLAM! Cover, TWO! Dani clamps onto Xia but Xia resists. Dani powers through and gets the armlock!

Xia endures as Dani grinds the shoulder. Xia pulls fingers but Dani pushes down harder. BT Sports Studio rallies up, Xia fights to her feet and throws body shots. Dani KNEES low, KNEES again, then hauls Xia up for another stalling suplex! Xia makes it a small package, TWO! Dani CLOBBERS Xia with a clothesline! Cover, TWO! Dani clamps onto the arm again and also wants the chinbar. Xia resists but she’s still caught. Xia can only stare at the ropes before Dani drags her away. Xia pries at the fingers again but Dani holds on tight. BT Sports Studio rallies up more and Xia gets up to throw more body shots and even shoulders!

Dani kicks low, whips Xia to a corner but she goes up and boots back! Xia hops to RANA Dani away! Dani staggers but Xia dropkicks her to ropes! Dani comes back but Xia dodges to dropkick Dani again! Xia fires up and runs in at the corner, DOUBLE KNEES to the back! Xia keeps moving, RUNNING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Dani’s tough but Xia’s determined and she brings Dani up. Dani ROCKS her with a forearm first! Xia shakes her head and ROCKS Dani with forearm after forearm! Xia swings but into a waistlock. Xia elbows free but no Code Breaker as Dani pops Xia into a WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Then deadlifts Xia to a FALL AWAY SLAM!

Dani fires up now and BT Sports Studio is rallying as she fireman’s carries for a POP-UP SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Cover, Dani wins!!

Winner: Dani Luna, by pinfall

Speed could not trump strength and Xia is frustrated. Dani says it’s all good and offers a handshake, but Xia slaps it away! Will Xia find what she needs to get over the hump and towards the title? Is Dani going to rock ‘n’ roll all the way to the top and leave Xia behind?


NXT UK Media interviews Sid Scala.

They’re hoping for an update on the Assistant General Manager’s- Oh, well, Stevie Turner interrupts and brings up Blair Davenport attacking her. What has Sid done? NOTHING. Blair said she’ll keep doing this until someone stops her. Stevie wants Sid to reinstate Blair so Stevie can personally ensure Blair won’t need to be suspended. Sid tells “Ms. Turner” that he understands what she’s been through, but he will talk with Johnny Saint and take this request into consideration. He better. Stevie storms out and Sid apologizes to the media, but what decision will he and Saint reach about the sinister and sadistic gothic warrior?


NXT UK Media interviews Sam Gradwell.

Why did he deface Subculture’s spray paint mural? “Oh, I ruined their little artwork~?” Well where’s the Thunderstorm mural, huh? He’s been here since day one, just like Mark Andrews, and he is sick of daft little sellouts like Subculture getting all the attention! Gradwell is a better fighter, a better singer and probably even better at skateboarding. Not that Andrews will get to do much of those after Gradwell’s done with him. But Andrews storms over and points out a skateboard that was broken! Was this Gradwell’s doing? Before Gradwell can defend himself, Andrews SMACKS him with the skateboard!

Security and trainees hurry to stop this brawl from getting worse, but Andrews asks what Gradwell’s problem is! Gradwell keeps calling Andrews small and daft, but will he be the one who wizens up after they go 1v1?


Charlie Dempsey VS Josh Morrell!

For weeks, Dempsey has promised NXT UK that we’ll see something we’ve never seen before from his merciless and meticulous technical style. But will #TurboTerry be too fast for even a wrestler trained by European icons to catch?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Dempsey waistlocks then slips under to flying-mare Morrell right to a wristlock. Morrell kicks Dempsey away, kips up and the two reset. They tie up, Dempsey gets the arm with a double wristlock but Morrell throws body shots. Dempsey throws Morrell over and has a headscissor while still keeping on the arm. Morrell gets free of the headscissors but Dempsey just shifts position to then have the wristlock. Dempsey changes to a top wristlock, BT Sports Studio rallies as Morrell goes up and over to headscissor Dempsey down! Morrell has the arm now, but Dempsey uses a wrestler bridge to fight up and around.

Dempsey turns Morrell over, bridges up and out to then float to a headlock. Morrell fights up, Dempsey grinds the headlock, knuckle locks and lifts Morrell with one arm! Dempsey carries Morrell around, then lets him down for a bridging arm-drag! Dempsey bends fingers and elbow back to then has the wristlock. Morrell spins through, headlocks but Dempsey powers out. The two ram shoulders, Morrell keeps moving but Dempsey drops and hurdles to a BIG hip toss! Cover, TWO! Dempsey clamps onto Morrell, WRINGS his arm out, then stands on him for a CORNISH HYPE! Morrell flounders after the big arm-drag but Dempsey is right on him.

Dempsey whips Morrell to ropes, Morrell leaps over for a sunset flip, TWO! Dempsey has the prawn hold, TWO and Morrell’s back to the sunset! TWO and Dempsey has the cover again, TWO and Morrell has it! TWO and Dempsey changes to a jackknife! TWO, the two are up and Dempsey hooks the arms. Backslide, with a bridge! TWO, but Dempsey is right back on with a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Morrell endures, moves around, reaches for ropes and BT Sports Studio fires up! Morrell rolls, Dempsey with him, KNEEBAR HEEL HOOK FUSION! Dempsey thrashes and twists the leg as Morrell endures, but Morrell gets free!

Dempsey keeps the foot, flips Morrell and Morrell lands on his feet! Morrell throws forearms, whips Dempsey corner to corner but Dempsey reverses. Morrell goes up in the corner and corkscrews over Dempsey! Morrell ducks the back hand to ENZIGURI Dempsey down! Morrell hurries to get Dempsey up but Dempsey uses another bridging arm-drag to send Morrell into buckles! Dempsey ROCKS Morrell with a EuroUpper, then GUT WRENCH SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Dempsey SLAMS Morrell’s head down, covers again, TWO! Dempsey again SLAMS Morrell’s head, covers, TWO!! Morrell survives but Dempsey keeps on with a clinch.

Dempsey EuroUppers, whips and headbutts low! Dempsey steadies himself, whips Morrell again but Morrell rolls of Dempsey’s back! Dempsey trips Morrell and has the legs, but Morrell flips the Boston Crab into a cover! TWO and Dempsey has the sunset, TWO! Morrell returns, tucks Dempsey in for a flip and SLAM! Like a partial powerbomb! Jackknife cover, TWO as Dempsey bridges up to turn Morrell. Morrell fights the backslide but swings into a waistlock. HIGH ANGLE GERMAN SUPLEX with a bridging cover! TWO!?! Morrell escapes but Dempsey is still on him! Dempsey wrenches the arm but Morrell fights the wristlock!

Dempsey throws Morrell over for the DOUBLE wristlock, then an armbar! Morrell fights but Dempsey combines half nelson with leg hook, INVERTED BOW ‘N’ ARROW!! Morrell’s foot is behind his head!! Morrell taps, Dempsey wins!

Winner: Charlie Dempsey, by submission

He was right! We’ve never seen something like that! Will Dempsey bend and break every opponent put in front of him?


Ilja Dragunov and A-Kid have a face-to-face.

The NEW NXT UK Champion says this is a very special moment for him. Coming back to NXT UK as the UK Champion makes him very happy. But he’s also very aware that there are people waiting for him. A-Kid does congratulate Dragunov, it is a feat in itself to defeat Walter. But AK wants to also say that they’re not enemies. AK is the only one who understands Dragunov, because he was the inaugural NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion. Every single time AK was defending the cup, he felt the pressure. He wants to create a legacy, and the only way to do that is by taking the NXT UK Championship next.

Dragunov can see AK is motivated, but he just beat “the most dominant champion of the modern day. Over 800 days, he reigned. He beat me once. No, no, small correction: he destroyed me once. And I came back.” But please, don’t be naïve. There’s no comparison here. But that’s the thing, AK isn’t comparing himself to anyone. Has Dragunov ever thought of the impact that year has had on them? Spending a whole year focusing on one man and one title, training for that. Training and solving that problem. It’s not about enduring pain or strength of will. “It’s about making mistakes. And when you lose your temper-”

Okay, hold on. Oh, just like right now. AK says he will catch Dragunov and will only give three options: tap, snap or nap. Dragunov wants AK to listen. “This is very, very easy. It doesn’t matter which trick you bring out of your pocket. It really doesn’t. Because I didn’t win this with technical abilities. This title, it wants more than this. It needs pain, it needs struggle, it needs the will. You’ve gotta be more than just a human to hold this.” And in two weeks, Dragunov will put AK in his place, because right now, you’re looking at The Czar, and he’s taking on “just a kid.” Champion and challenger stand up, shake hands, but the gloves are coming off on October 14th!


NXT UK hears from the Heritage Cup Tournament finalists.

Wolfgang says someone recently asked him what the Heritage Cup means to him. This is passion, what he cares about, literally heritage. He wants to inspire a new generation of UK wrestlers the way William Regal, Fit Finlay and Johnny Saint inspired him. Noam Dar says the heritage of this business means everything to him. Much respect to the legends, but “being humble doesn’t work as much as being aware.” Dar’s only 28 and only getting better. If he hasn’t passed you wait, he’ll catch up now. Dar’s game plan is hit Wolfgang with the “ninja sharpness,” not get hurt and put money in his pocket.

Wolfgang says the difference between them is that he actually cares. He actually cares about those who laid the groundwork for this generation, but Dar just cares about his Louis Vuitton jackets. The cup is just money to Dar. But Dar says Wolfgang can’t be denied. Wolfgang may’ve helped pave the roads, but Dar’s breaking the speed records on them. Dar is moving at the speed of light and will run Wolfgang over. But Wolfgang says it isn’t just about Gallus Boys On Top, but about him showing what he can do. Dar is the only thing in his way. Dar says Wolfgang isn’t the only dangerous animal here. Dar’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and he’ll eat Wolfie alive. “Tyler Bate, you’re next on the menu. Check please.”


Joe Coffey w/ Gallus VS Jordan Devlin!

The Iron King has had a lot of fun alongside his boys, Markus and Wolfie, but he knows when to get serious, too. The Irish Ace’s ego has gotten far bigger than that private locker room of his, but will he at least teach Coffey not to mess with his stuff? Or will he be made to take that ego and shove it?

The bell rings and the two circle. Coffey’s fire up but Devlin takes it slow. They tie up, Devlin gives a testing kick but Coffey shrugs it off. They tie up, Coffey pushes Devlin to ropes but Devlin turns it around and pie faces on the ropebreak. They go again, another tie up, and Devlin wrenches to a wristlock. Coffey fights but Devlin YANKS the arm, wrenches again, but Coffey rolls and kips up to wrench back to a hammerlock. Devlin drops to a knee as Coffey cranks the hold, but Devlin sits to reach back and jump up for a flying-mare! Devlin kips up and BT Sports Studio cheer the stand off.

Devlin and Coffey tie up again, Devlin has the arm but Coffey grabs at Devlin’s face. They tie up with knuckle locks now and go for a test of strength. Coffey rams Devlin down, covers, TWO as Devlin bridges. Coffey powers up but Devlin kips up to keep fighting. Devlin breaks one knuckle lock but Coffey blocks the monkey flip! Devlin sunset flips, Coffey rolls through and gets the legs! Devlin rolls and throws Coffey off the Boston Crab, but Coffey cartwheels to stay up. BT Sports Studio and Gallus cheer the technical exchange as Coffey and Devlin reset. They tie up again, Devlin headlocks and grinds the hold. Devlin tries a takeover but Coffey blocks.

Coffey throws body shots, powers up but Devlin holds on tight! Devlin cranks the hold, Coffey fights up and throws body shots but Devlin jumps for a flying takeover! Coffey keeps his shoulders up and turns things to a cover, TWO as Devlin holds on. Coffey fights up, powers out but Devlin ducks and dodges and slides, but swings into a back suplex! Devlin lands on his feet, trips Coffey then walks all over him. Devlin talks smack to Gallus but turns around into a haymaker! Coffey gets Devlin up off the mat and throws body shots and more fists. Devlin ends up on ropes but he turns things around to whip. Coffey and Devlin go crisscross, Coffey CLOBBERS Devlin!

Coffey watches Devlin stagger up and clotheslines him up and out of the ring! The ring count starts, Devlin bumps into Mark and Wolfgang. Devlin wants them to keep cool, but Coffey goes out to DECK Devlin! Coffey hauls Devlin up, puts him in and throws more hands! Devlin flounders, Coffey gets him up and whips him into a corner. Coffey then scoops for a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Coffey keeps his cool and brings Devlin back up. Devlin JAWBREAKERS back! Devlin staggers after Coffey and whips him to a corner. Coffey goes up and around and CLOBBERS Devlin again! Devlin staggers to a corner, Coffey runs in but Devlin dodges!

Coffey elbows Devlin away, goes up but Devlin shoves him into the ropes! DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Maybe more like a neck stabber with how it got him high. Devlin stomps Coffey, Coffey throws hands but Devlin hits back. Devlin ROCKS then JABS Coffey! Coffey gets up to elbow but Devlin DECKS him with a haymaker of his own. Devlin stalks Coffey to a corner, then CHOPS him. Coffey flounders, Devlin brings him up and goes to snapmare. Coffey blocks so Devlin knee slow and completes the snapmare to drop the leg, brother! Cover, TWO, but Devlin keeps on him. Devlin sits Coffey up for an elbow to the forehead, and a CHOP in the corner!

Coffey CHOPS back but Devlin KICKS him! Devlin throws forearms, digs his boot in, but lets off as the ref counts. Devlin drags Coffey up but Coffey throws body shots and a low headbutt. Devlin comes back to clinch and turn Coffey for a backslide! Coffey fights with all his strength to get up and spin Devlin. Devlin whips and hits a HIP TOSS! Cover, TWO! Devlin keeps on Coffey with a grounded cobra twist! Coffey endures, even as Devlin digs into his ribs. BT Sports Studio rallies up and Coffey fights. Coffey throws body shots, hands and a hip toss of his own! Devlin stands, ducks the lariat and hits an URENAGE! STANDING MOONSAULT! Devlin mocks the Gallus pose!

But Coffey gets up to throw hands! Coffey BOOTS Devlin to ropes, catches him for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Devlin gets to a corner, Coffey roars and runs corner to corner to uppercut! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down, BT Sports Studio rallies up, and Coffey grits his teeth. Coffey runs in but Devlin BOOTS him! Devlin runs in but Coffey BACK DROPS! Coffey goes up and up and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Gallus coaches Coffey up but Devlin throws hands. Coffey JABS, Devlin throws a haymaker, and the two brawl to their feet. They trade body shots, but then Coffey POP-UP EUROUPPERS! Coffey runs, spins, but into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!!

Coffey survives and BT Sports Studio says “This is Awesome!” Devlin grits his teeth, gets Coffey’s arm, but Mark distracts by putting on Devlin’s jacket! Devlin tells Mark to quit it as he goes to Joe. But Wolfgang is helping keep Joe anchored in place! Devlin’s whip snaps back on him, and Coffey hits a GLASGOW SENDOFF! Coffey fires up, runs and ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS! Cover, Coffey wins!

Winner: Joe Coffey, by pinfall

A king can win against an Ace when he isn’t alone, and that’s how it was for the Iron King tonight! But will the Gallus boys pay for all their taunting and trolling? Or are they on to bigger and better from here on out?

My Thoughts:

A very good NXT UK, but I feel like the strongest match was the opening tag. Moustache Mountain VS Smith & Carter was great stuff, even with the appearances by Symbiosis and Mastiff-Starz on the side. For a moment, I thought Smith & Carter were going to win because of the distractions and chaos, but I suppose Moustache Mountain needs to stay strong in the tag division. Trent Seven still needs that first UK title and Bate will be joining him on that ride. Mastiff & Starz starting a feud with Symbiosis is a good way of building them up in the tag division, too, and I also like that Nina Samuels debuted her new shtick in the “interview” promo.

Xia VS Dani was a very good match, and Subculture is going to be going strong so Dani winning makes sense. I almost thought we were getting Xia’s Heel turn right here but I suppose this is the slow burn towards that. Jinny calling out Millie sets up a match and that should be another good example of Millie building herself up against those Meiko’s already defeated. And Stevie Turner shows good initiative wanting after Blair Davenport. We all knew Blair wasn’t going to stay “suspended” forever so someone wanting after her is a great way to bring her back. Pretty sure Blair wins that but it’ll be a great showing for Stevie.

The developing feud of Gradwell and Subculture seems to be starting with Andrews, and that makes sense as Gradwell’s been bitter at the “founding fathers” of NXT UK and how he’s been left out of that group. He didn’t win out against Trent Seven but I think it’d be a good move if he won against Andrews. We got a really good and cinematic face-to-face of A-Kid and Dragunov, and I really like this dichotomy of AK’s calculating and technical style against Dragunov’s brutal striking and attacking. That is going to be another classic but I would think Dragunov wins as it’s his first defense.

Dempsey’s debut match was another great example of NXT UK not doing squashes and jobber matches. Morrell gets to show his stuff and it helps bring out more of Dempsey’s moveset. Dempsey is definitely a throwback, but I’m still not sure how well he’s going to do with fans since his vignettes weren’t very thrilling. Maybe Dempsey can thrive in the Heritage Cup Division because of his technical style being modeled after old school wrestlers. We got a good promo vignette from Wolfgang and Dar, I’m still expecting Dar to win out and face Bate, and then the winner of that can worry about Dempsey at some point.

Then we got a very good match out of Coffey and Devlin, but I’m a little disappointed in the finish having Gallus help Coffey. It doesn’t really help Coffey’s power rankings to me if he needs his guys to win. Unless this leads Devlin to getting some kind of back-up. Still hoping my idea of Devlin teaming with Dar, Sha Samuels and Kenny Williams as a faction can happen.

My Score: 8.4/10

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Mitchell’s NJPW WTL x BOSJ Results & Report! (11/27/21)

BOSJ, Round 6!




It’s Sniper of the Skies VS Rogue Luchador!

NJPW Power Struggle’s Junior Heavyweight title match is revisited as Robbie Eagles and El Desperado meet in the Best of the Super Juniors, Round 6!


  • Best of the Super Juniors 28: Ryusuke Taguchi VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Taguchi wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 28: Douki VS SHO; Sho wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 28: Master Wato VS YOH; Yoh wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 28: BUSHI VS El Phantasmo; Bushi wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 28: Robbie Eagles VS El Desperado; Eagles wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 28: Hiromu Takahashi VS Taiji Ishimori; Ishimori wins.


Here are the current BOSJ 28 standings!

Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 4-1, 8 points
SHO: 4-1, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-1-1, 7 points
Taiji Ishimori: 3-2, 6 points
El Desperado: 2-2-1, 5 points
Master Wato: 2-3, 4 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 2-3, 4 points
El Phantasmo: 2-3, 4 points
Robbie Eagles: 2-3, 4 points
Douki: 2-3, 4 points
Bushi: 2-3, 4 points
YOH: 1-4, 2 points


Best of the Super Juniors 28: Ryusuke Taguchi VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru!

The Funky Weapon is on a roller coaster ride in this BOSJ, but now he’s meeting the Heel Master, who is the top of the block! Will Taguchi be able to even out? Or will Kanemaru continue to lead the way?

Wait, Kanemaru attacks Taguchi while he’s posing! Kanemaru stomps away at the ropes, the bell rings to get this on record, and then Kanemaru keeps stomping. He takes Taguchi’s shirt off and continues stomping him. Taguchi gets up, Kanemaru kicks low but Taguchi CHOPS back. And CHOPS! But Kanemaru rakes eyes! Kanemaru runs, Taguchi goes the other way and the two run the ropes. Kanemaru stops himself but Taguchi keeps going as fans rally. Taguchi eggs Kanemaru on to join him, but Kanemaru just lets him keep going. Then he pushes him to keep him going! Taguchi is getting tired, Kanemaru dropkicks the legs out!

Taguchi clutches his leg, Kanemaru drags him back and SMASHES the knee into the mat. Taguchi writhes but Kanemaru stomps the leg. Kanemaru drags Taguchi up, has the leg, for a SHIN BREAKER! Taguchi writhes even more and gets to ropes. Kanemaru puts the leg on the ropes to stand on it! The ref counts, Kanemaru lets off at 4. Kanemaru drags Taguchi back to drop an elbow and clamp on a toehold. Taguchi fights back with a chinlock but Kanemaru wrenches the leg. Kanemaru then lets off to drop knees on the knee, then pulls on the toehold again. Taguchi gets the ropebreak, Kanemaru lets go at 3.

Kanemaru drags Taguchi away from the ropes to YANK the leg. Fans rally for Taguchi but Kanemaru has the leg for a HALF CRAB! Taguchi endures, crawls forward and gets the ropebreak! Kanemaru lets go at 4, then stomps Taguchi’s bad leg. Kanemaru starts kicking Taguchi in the butt! Taguchi goes to the corner but Kanemaru keeps kicking. Taguchi hits back but Kanemaru rakes eyes! The ref reprimands, Kanemaru stomps the bad leg again. Kanemaru whips corner to corner, runs in but Taguchi boots him back! Taguchi gets the bad leg moving, but runs into an atomic drop! Kanemaru runs, but into the HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up as Taguchi gets his bad leg moving.

Taguchi runs at Kanemaru to hip attack at the ropes! And again! And then baseball slide to the apron GAMANGIRI! Fans fire up as Taguchi aims from the apron and springboards, MISSILE HIP! Cover, TWO! Taguchi drags Kanemaru up and suplexes, Uno Amigo! Taguchi suplexes again, Dos Amigos! Then THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO! Taguchi keeps focus as fans rally up. Taguchi brings Kanemaru up to chicken wing, but Kanemaru blocks, and then mule kicks the bad leg! He kicks the leg again, but Taguchi gives Kanemaru a point blank hip attack! Kanemaru kicks the bad leg again but Taguchi gives another point blank hip.

Kanemaru kicks the leg again but Taguchi fires off point blank hip attacks! Taguchi runs, but into another dropkick to the legs! Kanemaru gets the leg for a FIGURE FOUR! Taguchi blocks the leg lock from being completed! Kanemaru puts as much pressure as he can even with that much, and Taguchi can’t hold it back! Kanemaru has the Figure Four in and Taguchi reaches out for ropes. Fans rally up, Taguchi drags himself over, ROPEBREAK! Kanemaru holds on until 4, then drags Taguchi back up. Scoop and BRITISH FALL! Cover, TWO! Kanemaru drags Taguchi to a drop zone, goes up top, MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally as Taguchi is still in this, but Kanemaru goes up again. Kanemaru waits on Taguchi to rise, but Taguchi’s bad leg is really wobbly. Taguchi stands, Kanemaru waits for him to be stable but Taguchi falls over! Kanemaru hops down to get at Taguchi, but Taguchi was suckering him in! Victory roll, TWO!! Kanemaru kicks the bad leg, steps through, but Taguchi kicks him down! OH MY GARFUNKEL! Kanemaru endures the ankle lock, reaches out, and fans rally up. Taguchi twists the ankle, puts as much weight as he can on the hold, but Kanemaru still fights forward to the ROPEBREAK! Taguchi lets go, and he calls upon the powers of Strong Style!

Taguchi aims from the corner, “OHYA~!” BUM- NO, roll up! TWO!! ENZIGURI from Taguchi, Kanemaru staggers around, Taguchi gets the arms! Kanemaru fights the Dodon Buster so Taguchi TIGER SUPLEXES! Bridge, TWO!! Kanemaru narrowly escapes but Taguchi fires up! Fans fire up with him, and he drags Kanemaru up. Chicken wings, but Kanemaru grabs the ref and pushes him down! Taguchi avoids the low blow to get the chicken wings, DODON LOW BLOW! Taguchi shoves Kanemaru to ropes then rolls him up, Taguchi wins!

Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Kanemaru earns 0)

The Funky Weapon shoots down the top of the block! But Taguchi still has a way to go if he wants to be the Best of the Super Juniors, can he keep going on this upward trajectory? Or will Kanemaru be able to shrug this off and stay ahead of the pack?


Best of the Super Juniors 28: Douki VS SHO!

Japones Del Mal couldn’t beat his Suzuki-Gun teammates, but Kanemaru exposed the Murder Machine’s weaknesses last round. Will Douki and his pipe be able to thwart Sho and his wrench?

Sho wants the ref to check Douki thoroughly, and so the ref does, only for Sho to then push the ref aside and attack Douki! The bell rings, Sho runs but Douki hurdles, drops and rolls to headscissor! Sho gets up and Douki dropkicks him down! Fans cheer and Douki stomps Sho down. Douki drags Sho up to CLUB him, then drags him up, only for Sho to rake eyes! The ref reprimands, Sho puts Douki on the ropes, and the ref counts. Sho stops at 4, whips Douki to ropes, but holds the ropes to stop himself. Sho runs in but Douki does the splits and Sho tumbles out to the floor! Douki aims and slingshots to PLANCHA, but Sho uses a Young Lion as a shield!

Douki is down, Sho drags him up and whips him into railing! Sho steps on the Young Lion on his way to stomping Douki. Sho then has the ref check on the Young Lion, so he can get away with whipping Douki into more railing! Sho drags Douki up to torture the fingers! The ref starts the ring count, Sho slides into the ring and the count passes 10 of 20. Douki gets up at 15 and in at 16. Sho walks over to drag Douki up, but Douki throws body shots and forearms. So Sho rakes his eyes again! The ref counts, Sho stops at 4, to dig his boots in at the corner! The ref counts again, Sho stops at 4. Sho drags Douki up to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO!

Sho argues the count but the ref says it was far. Sho claws Douki’s eyes again! The ref counts, Sho lets off and argues with the ref again. Sho then toys with Douki, but Douki chops. And chops! Sho eggs him on so Douki CHOPS again. Sho DECKS Douki with a forearm! Sho drags Douki up, suplexes, but Douki slips out to waistlock. Sho switches, Douki resists the lift and elbows free. Sho reels Douki in but Douki breaks free to mule kick and ENZIGURI! Both men are down but Sho gets to a corner. Douki runsin to clothesline, then he runs, only for Sho to duck. Douki wheelbarrow arm-drags him, to then dodge and springboard, TRUST FALL! Direct hit and Sho bails out!

Douki aims but Sho wants to use the Young Lion again! Douki fakes Sho out, mule kicks him then ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hit again! Fans fire up with Douki but he’s still down to catch his breath. Douki crawls over to Sho, drags him up, and puts him in the ring. Springboard DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Douki drags Sho back up, hooks him up, but Sho blocks the Gory Especial. Douki knees Sho low, runs in at the corner, and blocks boots to pop Sho up into the Gory Especial! But Sho pulls the fingers! The ref reprimands, Sho CLUBS the bad hand, but Douki ducks the punch to mule kick! Douki runs, but the ref is a shield now! Sho then SPEARS Douki down!

Fans rally up while both men are on the mat. Sho gets up at the ropes, drags Douki up and wrenches the arm, and brings Douki down to kick, KICK and SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Sho aims his bow and drags Douki up to reel him in. Double pump handles, but Douki slips out to get ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Sho stays on his feet, reaches out, but Douki drags him from ropes to put him back in the stretch! Sho endures, Douki pulls harder on the hold and brings Sho down! Sho sputters, but he refuses to give up! Sho moves around, Douki keeps pulling, Sho turns and… ROPEBREAK! Douki lets go and Sho is dazed!

Douki hurries to the apron as Sho sputters and rises. Fans rally up, DAYBREAK!! Cover, TWO!! Sho survives but Douki calls for the finish! Douki drags Sho into the wheelbarrow, full nelson, but Sho fights free! Switch and a shove into the ref, then a clothesline in the corner that sandwiches them both! Everyone’s done, and Sho crawls to his corner! Sho brings out the wrench! But Douki’s going to his corner, and he has his pipe! Douki blocks the wrench with the pipe to PIPE SHOT Sho down! Douki gets the ref moving, drags Sho around and wheelbarrows, but Sho grabs the ref! Sho shoves the ref into Douki, then LOW BLOWS Douki from behind!

Sho gets his wrench! WRENCH SHOT!! Sho then gets the ref up and brings him over. Sho drags Douki up, for the SNAKE BITE!! Douki’s already out, Sho wins!

Winner: Sho, by submission (gains 2 points; Douki earns 0)

The Murder Machine gets away with another one! He’s back on top of the block, will he be able to stay there from now on?


Best of the Super Juniors 28: Master Wato VS YOH!

The Way of the Grandmaster surprised Ryusuke Taguchi while Direct Drive shocked the Sniper of the Skies! But will Wato stop Yoh’s momentum before it even starts?

The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. They feel out the grapple, Wato shoots in to waistlock but Yoh wrenches out to a wristlock. Wato spins, wrenches and wristlocks back. Yoh rolls, trips Wato and has a toehold but Wato uses a leg to bring Yoh down. Yoh clasps hands and sits up out of the armbar. Yoh has a top mount but Wato slips out. Fans cheer the standoff as the two reset. They knuckle lock, Wato wrenches to a hammerlock, but Yoh goes to elbow. Wato stops that with a headlock. Yoh pries the hold but Wato holds tighter. Yoh drop toeholds and flats to the headlock but Wato slips out again to get a chinlock and an arm. Wato then floats to have the legs tied up.

Yoh crawls and gets the ropebreak. Wato lets off, and the two reset. They feel things out then Wato KICKS a leg, then KICKS Yoh in the chest. Wato KICKS Yoh to the corner then fires off forearms. Wato whips corner to corner but Yoh goes up and over, only for Wato to kick low. Things speed up, Yoh drops and sidesteps to drop toehold. Wato avoids the basement dropkick to back elbow, uppercut and rolling sobat! Fans fire up as Wato KICKS Yoh from all sides! Cover, TWO! Wato stomps Yoh, drags him up, whips to ropes but Yoh reverses to dropkick Wato down! Wato bails out, Yoh PLANCHAS out onto him! Fans fire up with Yoh while Wato is down.

Yoh stomps Wato, drags him up, and puts him in the ring. Yoh drags Wato up, turns him and NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Yoh drags Wato up, CLUBS him on the neck, then CLUBS him again. Yoh brings Wato around to ROCK with a forearm, then whips Wato corner to corner for a back elbow! Yoh wrenches and DECKS Wato, cover, TWO! Yoh keeps on Wato with a headscissor necklock! Wato endures as Yoh puts on the pressure. Wato crawls, reaches out, and gets a ropebreak with a foot. Yoh lets go but stomps Wato down. Yoh drags Wato up but Wato throws body shots. Wato throws forearms, Yoh kicks low.

Yoh whips Wato to a corner, runs in, but Wato boots him! Yoh comes back and gets more boots, then Wato RANAS Yoh out! Wato builds speed to TORNILLO! Direct hit at the ramp and both men are down! The ref starts a count, Wato sits up at 11 and drags Yoh up and puts him in at 16. Wato then aims from the apron, springboards and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up, Wato waits on Yoh to rise to fire off kicks! SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Wato keeps his focus as he drags Yoh up and wrenches to reel him in. Yoh elbows free of the Mouse Trap but Wato knees low. Wato QUESTION MARK KICKS Yoh down! You gets up, but blocks the screw high kick to a DRAGON SCREW!

Wato writhes, Yoh gets him for a CALF KILLER! Wato endures, crawls, drags himself and Yoh over, but Yoh throws elbows down! Yoh pulls back harder but Wato still gets the ROPEBREAK! Yoh stalks Wato and dropkicks the leg out! Yoh drags Wato from the ropes, to suplex, but Wato slips out. Wato’s bad leg jams, Yoh gets him again, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Yoh drags Wato back up to waistlock. Wato fights with elbows but Yoh still holds on. Wato goes to ropes, Yoh CLUBS him then full nelsons. Wato breaks free, victory rolls, TWO! Yoh gets up but Wato cradles, TWO! Wato kicks but Yoh blocks, DRAGON- NO, Wato makes it a sit-down, TWO!!

Wato gets up but Yoh uppercuts! Yoh runs but into Wato’s CALF KICK! Both men are down again and fans rally up! Wato crawls over to Yoh, drags him up, and throws a forearm! Yoh forearms back, so Wato forearms again. Yoh throws another forearm, so Wato keeps going. Wato gets the edge, knocking Yoh down. Wato drags Yoh up but Yoh fires boxing elbows! Yoh kicks a leg, then spins, but Wato blocks! Yoh ducks the roundhouse, Wato ducks the heel kick, Wato sobats but Yoh goes Matrix to avoid the roundhouse! ROLLING ELBOW and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yoh fires up and so do the fans!

Yoh drags Wato up, underhooks, but no Direct Drive! Wato spins out to ROUNDHOUSE! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Wato rises slowly, goes to ropes and waits on Yoh to rise. Wato spins, SCREW HIGH KICK! Wato gets Yoh back up, wrenches and hooks him up, MOUSE TRAP DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Yoh escapes but Wato drags him to a drop zone. Wato climbs the corner, but oh stops him with a forearm! Yoh climbs, CLUBS Wato on the back, but Wato throws body shots. Yoh stumbles down, Wato gets up but Yoh GAMANGIRIS first! Yoh goes back up, brings Wato up for the SUPERPLEX! Roll through, and- Wato sips out to shove Yoh to a corner!

Wato runs in, Yoh puts him on the apron, but Wato GAMANGIRIS! Yoh staggers and flops, Wato aims again. Wato springboards, into a SUPERKICK!! Fans fire up and Yoh gets Wato right back up! Suplex to GHOSTBUSTER! And then, DIRECT DRIVE!! Cover, YOH WINS!

Winner: Yoh, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Wato earns 0)

The momentum keeps going for Yoh! He may still be at the back, but can he power his way right to the front?


Best of the Super Juniors 28: BUSHI VS El Phantasmo!

Black Mask lost to Hiromu-chan and the Headbanga lost to the Bone Soldier in last round’s battle of teammates. Now that things are back to facing enemies, who gets back up to break even?

Judging from how bad ELP’s foot feels from his backflip entrance, he hasn’t healed up from Taiji pulling one over on him by taking “that” and putting it in his boot. The bell rings and fans rally up as the two stare down. ELP and Bushi approach, but then ELP backs up to encourage the fans to get louder. He and Bushi approach again, but again ELP backs off to encourage the fans. The fans get louder, ELP and Bushi tie up. ELP puts Bushi on ropes but Bushi turns it around. Bushi lets off cleanly, and he gives ELP space. ELP gets fans to clap, “E! L P!” and then ties up with Bushi. ELP pulls on the mask, gets a headlock, but Bushi powers out, only for ELP to run him over.

ELP flexes, struts, runs, but Bushi drops. ELP stops to step on Bushi and strut some more. Bushi kicks and whips but ELP reverses. Bushi rolls off ELP’s back, dodges and RANAS, but ELP handsprings through! Fans cheer and ELP struts again. ELP even shows off with a backflip, but his foot hurts again! Bushi dropkicks ELP down! ELP bails out, Bushi builds speed, but ELP moves so Bushi rolls back to mock ELP’s rocker hands. ELP says no, don’t do that. ELP gets in, Bushi dodges again, then RANAS again! ELP tumbles out, Bushi runs and DIVES! Direct hit and ELP hits railing! Fans cheer as Bushi stomps ELP down.

Bushi drags ELP up, whips him into railing, then brings him up to put him into the ring. Bushi takes off his shirt to use it to choke ELP! The ref counts, Bushi lets go with one hand. The ref counts more, Bushi lets go completely. Bushi CLUBS ELP, turns him and NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bushi keeps cool, brings ELP up and suplexes, but ELP slips out. Bushi elbows him away but ELP mule kicks! Bushi falls over and writhes on the mat! “It” IS back in ELP’s boot! ELP drags Bushi up, whips him corner to corner, and Bushi hits hard off the buckles! Cover, TWO! ELP tries again, TWO! Another try, TWO! ELP grabs for an ear but he instead has to grab the mask.

ELP stands Bushi up, brings him in and has the cobra twist! Bushi endures, ELP reaches for ropes but the ref watches him closely. Bushi throws body shots and hip tosses ELP down! Fans rally up while both men are down. ELP crawls over to Bushi and drags him up but Bushi fires off forearms! ELP stomps Bushi’s foot! “It” might’ve crushed Bushi’s toes! ELP then isolates a hand, and he STOMPS it! Bushi clutches the fingers but ELP bends them back! The ref reprimands but ELP BITES The hand! The ref counts, Bushi stops at 4. ELP twists the wrist, gets Bushi up and knucklelocks to HOP! ELP goes up and up and tightrope walks, then kicks Bushi to keep going.

ELP struts as he tightrope walks, kicks Bushi again, and keeps going. Bushi trips ELP up and ELP ends up getting a hotshot on the way down! ELP gasps and sputters, Bushi takes aim and SLINGSHOT RANAS! Both men go down and fans fire up! Bushi gets up first and fans fire up with him. Bushi brings ELP up and into the ring, then fans rally as Bushi CHOPS and whips ELP corner to corner. ELP reverses, runs in corner to corner but Bushi swing kicks him away! Bushi goes up and leaps, missile dropkick! BUSHIROONI! Bushi then runs in at the corner to back elbow! Bushi reels ELP in, but ELP slips out and dodges to springboard CROSSBODY! Handspring LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!

Both men are down again but fans rally up. ELP kips up and brings Bushi up for an atomic drop! Then a scoop and SLAM! ELP goes to the corner, hops up, takes aim, DIVING AX HANDLE! Fans rally as ELP tunes up the band! Bushi slowly rises, ELP adjusts his boot, but Bushi blocks the kick to put the leg on the ropes! DRAPING CODE BREAKER! Both men are down again and fans rally back up. Bushi drags ELP up, catches ELP’s punch and spins him for a DDT! Bushi gets ELP back up, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO! ELP is still in this but Bushi goes to the corner. Fans rally up as Bushi aims, M- NO! ELP pops Bushi up but Bushi sunset flips!

ELP rolls through, high stacks, TWO, but ELP drags Bushi up and hooks the arms, STYLES CLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Bushi survives, ELP isn’t phenomenal! ELP hobbles up, drags Bushi back up, reels him back in and tucks the arms. Bushi slips out to cradle! TWO!! ELP BUZZSAW! ELP goes back to a corner, gets the boot going again, Bushi stands and ELP hesitates?! ELP runs to V-TRIGGER instead! And then he Electric Chair Lifts, but Bushi fights free, to BACKSTABBER! Bushi drags ELP up and wrenches him into TERRIBLE! Cover, TWO! ELP survives but Bushi goes to the corner! Bushi goes up the ropes, ELP hobbles around, MX!! Cover, Bushi wins!

Winner: Bushi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; ELP earns 0)

The Headbanga’s hesitation may have cost him! Will he worry less about copying Bullet Club’s best and just win as himself? As for Bushi, he evens out, but will he be able to make a play for the top?


Best of the Super Juniors 28: Robbie Eagles VS El Desperado!

These two only faced off earlier this month, but the irony of Eagles losing the title is that neither has had the best run in this tournament. Will the Sniper of the Skies redeem himself from Power Struggle? Or will the Rogue Luchador give a repeat performance from Osaka?

The bell rings and fans rally up already as the two stare down. Eagles and Desperado circle and Eagles gets the fans to rally harder. They tie up, Eagles waistlocks but Desperado breaks free to wrench and wristlock. Eagles spins, breaks the wristlock, wrenches and wristlocks back. Desperado rolls, breaks and wrenches back on Eagles. Eagles rolls, handsprings and wrenches to a hammerlock. Desperado stands on Eagles’ foot, gets a headlock and the takeover. Eagles rolls it to a cover, ONE, and Desperado keeps on the headlock. Eagles headscissors and squeezes tight but Desperado endures. Desperado bridges, moves around, and gets free to have the butterfly deathlock!

Eagles is down, Desperado floats to a headlock. Desperado grinds Eagles but Eagles fights up to his feet. Eagles tries to pry free but Desperado grinds harder. Eagles still tries to pry, and he gets the hold around, to then drop and trip Desperado to a leglock. Eagles floats to a headlock, pushes off ropes but Desperado rolls to a cover. ONE, and Eagles keeps the headlock. Desperado pulls hair to get up and pop out of the headlock. The ref reprimands and counts, Desperado shifts to a headlock. Desperado grinds the hold, Eagles puts Desperado on ropes. The ref calls for the break, Eagles lets off, but he does a step to make sure Desperado stays on his guard.

Desperado applauds along with the fans as he and Eagles reset. They circle, Desperado claws Eagles’ eyes! Desperado headlocks, Eagles powers out but Desperado runs him over! Things speed up, Eagles hurdles, Desperado leads, but Eagles comes back. Eagles blocks the hip toss and rolls to drag Desperado down and basement dropkick! Fans cheer while Eagles stalks Desperado, but Desperado rakes Eagles’ eyes again! The ref reprimands, Desperado lets off and he drags Eagles up. Eagles holds ropes to stop the whip, Desperado kicks the leg! Desperado whips, Eagles reverses to go up and around but Desperado blocks the arm-drag to SLAP Eagles down!

Desperado runs, flying arm-drags Eagles away, then runs in. Eagles dodges, goes up and around to flying arm-drag back! Desperado bails out, Eagles runs but he fakes Desperado out with the backflip, and then he DIVES! Direct hit and Desperado hits railing, and it’s enough to knock Milano Collection AT out of his seat! Eagles checks on Milano, but he’s alright. Eagles flexes because that’s how strong he is! Eagles then gets Desperado up to CHOP against the apron! Desperado hobbles away, stinging, but Eagles keeps on him. Eagles puts Desperado in the ring, stops him from crawling away, and stomps the leg!

Eagles paces, drags Desperado up and snapmares for a RUNNING KICK! Cover, TWO! Eagles stomps Desperado, Desperado CHOPS back! And again! Eagles eggs him on so Desperado keeps going, but Eagles knees low and CHOPS Desperado down! Fans cheer that one, it was strong. Eagles gives Desperado space at the ropes to come back, but then he goes out to drag Desperado to the apron. Eagles SLAMS the leg on the apron! Desperado flops to the floor and flounders to the ramp. Eagles goes to the ramp and Desperado gets up. Desperado CHOPS but again Eagles eggs him on. Desperado chops again but Eagles CHOPS Desperado back down!

Eagles drags Desperado up, puts him in the ring, covers, TWO! Eagles drops a knee on Desperado’s chest! Cover, TWO! Eagles stomps Desperado at the ropes, brings him around to hook the arm, and then he gets the fans to rally up as he pulls on the legs! Deathlock STOMP! Desperado writhes, Eagles covers, TWO! Another try, TWO! Eagles is frustrated but he waits on Desperado to sit up. Eagles KICKS him, and KICKS him, and KICKS again! Eagles runs, but Desperado blocks the kick! Eagles sobats, but runs into a SPINE- NO! Eagles fights out and whips Desperado to a corner. Eagles runs in but is put on the apron.

Desperado punches, Eagles blocks and GAMANGIRIS Desperado away! Eagles springboards but Desperado gets clear to come back and SPEAR! Both men are down again but Desperado gets up at the ropes. Desperado hobbles over, brings Eagles up, suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Desperado has the leg for the GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Desperado gets the leg again to drop knees on the knee! Eagles writhes but Desperado gets the STRETCH MUFFLER! Eagles endures as Desperado thrashes, and Eagles fights his way over. Desperado keeps him back, but Eagles keeps fighting, ROPEBREAK! Desperado lets go and fans rally up.

Desperado drags Eagles up, reels him in, but Eagles fights the shinbreaker. Desperado kicks the leg! Desperado then brings Eagles back up, but Eagles knees free! Wheelbarrow to victory roll, to RON MILLER SPECIAL!! Now Desperado endures the leg lock, crawls forward, but Eagles puts as much pressure as he can! Desperado refuses to give up, and he powers his way to the ROPEBREAK! Eagles lets go and Desperado clutches the leg. Eagles drags Desperado back, stomps away on the leg then KICKS it! Eagles steps over, Desperado kicks Eagles away, but Eagles comes back with a PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO!

Eagles keeps cool while fans rally up. He gets his bad leg moving, drags Desperado back up, but Desperado dropkicks the bad leg out! Desperado gets up, hobbles over, but Eagles dropkicks him in the bad leg now! Desperado drags himself up in the corner, Eagles runs in to DOUBLE KNEE! Eagles rolls back, his leg holds him back a bit, and runs in but into a boot! Eagles comes back to Tiger Feint the leg out! Eagles then comes back with METEORA! Desperado flops down, Eagles covers, TWO! Eagles drags Desperado to a drop zone, but his own bad leg slows his climb. Eagles 450, but he catches Desperado’s knees! Eagles turns Desperado to drop knees on the knee!

Eagles gets the leg, steps through but Desperado roll shim up! TWO, to the STRETCH MUFFLER! But Eagles power sit to a cradle, TWO! ROUNDHOUSE! SUPER- NO! Desperado blocks, reels Eagles in, but Eagles fights the Guitarra to slip around and cravat, SHIRANUI but Desperado blocks that! Desperado spins Eagles around, GUITARRA- NO! Eagles slips out and ROLLING KICKS the leg out! Eagles runs, but Desperado ducks the blindside! Both men get their bad legs moving, Eagles ducks the haymaker to SUPERKICK, then SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Desperado survives and Eagles can’t believe it!

Eagles grits his teeth while fans rally up. Eagles aims his finger gun, rolls Desperado up but Desperado fights out to SPINEBUSTER! And then a roll, float over, GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO!! Eagles survives and fans fire up! Desperado drags Eagles up, underhooks the arms, but Eagles RANAS out but Desperado sunset flips! TWO, Eagles sits on it, TWO! Desperado runs into a schoolboy with bridge, TWO!! BIG elbow shot, but Eagles PELES back! Both men are down but Eagles fires up! Eagles drags Desperado up, cravat to SHIRANUI! Then dragon sleeper and a spin, but Desperado slips out to EL ES CULERO! DESPERADO WINS!!

Winner: El Desperado, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Eagles earns 0)

Eagles can’t believe it! Desperado didn’t even need his best shots to win! But with this, will Desperado also look to take back the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships in the near future?


Best of the Super Juniors 28: Hiromu Takahashi VS Taiji Ishimori!

The Ticking Timebomb and Bone Soldier Reborn were the winning halves of their tag teams last round, and now they close out this round! Will one side sweep the night? Or will we see a 1-1 split?

Hiromu hands over the guide book to Milano, and he seems to be calling Taiji a “Muscular chihuahua.” The bell rings and they ram each other! Then they start throwing forearms! Taiji gets the edge, whips but Hiromu reverses to then follow and RANA, but Taiji blocks! Taiji brings Hiromu up but Hiromu slips out, only for Taiji to get around and waistlock. Hiromu switches but Taiji elbows him away. Taiji whips, Hiromu reveres but Taiji handsprings, into a waistlock! Taiji switches again, shoves Hiromu into a corner, then blocks the boots to ENZIGURI. But Hiromu gets out of the ropes to elbow! Hiromu keeps going and he runs Taiji over!

Fans fire up while Hiromu catches his breath. Hiromu drags Taiji up, CHPOS him, then CHOPS him again! Hiromu brings Taiji around to CHOP again and Taiji leans on ropes. Hiromu whips, Taiji reverse to shoulder and WRING the arm out, then WRING it again! Hiromu bails out and clutches the arm. Red Shoes checks on him but Hiromu says he can still continue. Taiji goes out as Hiromu goes around the way. Taiji stalks Hiromu, then BOOTS him into railing! Taiji wraps the arm around railing and pulls! Hiromu grabs at Taiji’s hair but Taiji kicks the railing to jam the arm. Taiji drags Hiromu up, fans rally, and Taiji wernches to hammerlock and POST the bad arm!

Taiji puts Hiromu in, pulls on the arm and SLAMS it against the post! Then Taiji brings out a chair! Taiji SLAMS the bad arm into the post, then snatches a chair from the timekeeper’s area. Red Shoes confiscates that chair, but doesn’t see Taiji get the chair from under the ring and SMACKS Hiromu’s arm! Hiromu goes running as he clutches the bad arm, but fans rally behind him. The ring count starts, Taiji drags Hiromu up by the bad arm and puts him in the ring at 8 of 20. Cover, TWO! Taiji is annoyed but he drags Hiromu by the bad arm again. Taiji wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! And then snapmares to drop a leg on the bad arm, and trap it for an arm scissors.

Hiromu endures, moves around, but Taiji drops a knee on the bad arm, then drops a fist! Cover, TWO! Hiromu gets himself to a corner, Taiji goes over to CHOP him down! Taiji drags Hiromu up but Hiromu CHOPS, so Taiji kicks the bad arm, and gives it an ARM CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Taiji keeps on Hiromu, locking up the good arm to then pull on the bad arm. Taiji moves the arm around and around then YANKS it back! Hiromu crawls to the corner and fans rally up. Taiji paces, then drags Hiromu up but Hiromu CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! And again! Taiji CLUBS Hiromu down, but Hiromu gets up to CHOP!

Taiji eggs Hiromu on, Hiromu throws forearms but Taiji BOOTS the bad arm! Taiji runs but Hiromu follows and RANAS Taiji down! Fans rally up as Hiromu drags himself up the ropes. Taiji runs in but Hiromu boots him! Hiromu then hops up to HANGING HEADSCISSOR! Red Shoes counts, Hiromu lets go at 4. Hiromu gets in to whip Taiji to the corner and clothesline! Then he snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Taiji bails out and fans rally up! Hiromu goes to the apron for the FLYING SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Taiji hits railing and Hiromu fires up! Hiromu gets his bad arm moving, then drags Taiji up to put him in the ring.

Hiromu drags Taiji up, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Hiromu drags Taiji up, fireman’s carries, but Taiji slips off to send Hiromu into the corner. Taiji runs in, blocks boots, ENZIGURI! Taiji runs to SLIDING GERMAN! Fans rally up while Hiromu is down. Taiji drags Hiromu out, underhooks, but Hiromu fights off the Bloody Cross! Taiji knees low and fireman’s carries to SNAKE EYES Hiromu on the railing! Hiromu writhes, Taiji gets in the ring and the ring count starts. Fans rally up but Hiromu stirs. Hiromu rises at 12, stands at 14, and gets in at 15, only for Taiji to basement dropkick the bad arm! Taiji steps over, YES LOCK!

Hiromu endures, moves around, reaches out and fans rally up. Taiji pulls back, but Hiromu keeps crawling over! Ropebreak! Red Shoes counts, Taiji lets go. Red Shoes checks on Hiromu but Taiji unties the blue buckle pad! The Bullet Club favorite! Taiji goes back to Hiromu, drags him up, gut wrenches, but Hiromu fights to gut wrench Taiji! But Taiji headscissors free, but swings into a hook, spin and RANA, that Hiromu makes into D!! Taiji is stuck in the triangle hold, but he fights up to deadlift, but Hiromu RANAS him back down! Hiromu holds tight to the triangle hold but Taiji endures. Fans rally, Hiromu has Taiji down on the mat, but Taiji powers up again!

Taiji manages a deadlift and BUCKLE BOMB! It was still a padded corner so Hiromu got lucky there. Hiromu falls out of the ring but fans rally up. Taiji stays in the ring as the count climbs, but Hiromu gets up. So Taiji goes to the corner and jumps up! Hiromu stops Taiji and has a waistlock! Taiji resists, but Hiromu shifts to a bomb position! Taiji fights free of that but Hiromu SUPERKICKS him! Hiromu drags Taiji up, fireman’s carries, APRON DEATH VALLEY! Both men fall to the floor as fans fire up! Red Shoes checks, they’re both okay to continue. Fans rally up and the ring count starts while both men stir.

Hiromu stands at 11, staggers about and goes to Taiji at 15. Hiromu puts Taiji in at 17, and fans cheer as he fireman’s carries again. Taiji fights free, but Hiromu suplexes. Taiji fights that, wrenches and ducks but Hiromu mule kicks and front kicks. Fireman’s carry, but Taiji shoves Hiromu to a corner. Taiji runs back in, but he leaps over the overhead Belly2Belly! Hiromu waistlocks Taiji up top, drags Taiji down, but Taiji switches. Hiromu switches, Taiji elbows free and slides under, to then double pump handle and flip Hiromu into position, CIPHER UTAKI! Both men are down and fans rally up!

Hiromu clutches his bad arm, Taiji crawls his way over. Hiromu throws a forearm, Taiji throws it back. Hiromu forearms again, they stand and Taiji throws another. Hiromu forearms, Taiji forearms, Taiji ROCKS Hiromu and gets the edge! Hiromu keeps coming back, even as Taiji throws more forearms! Taiji ROCKS Hiromu again and again but Hiromu just fires up again and again! Hiromu finally staggers back and fans cheer. But then Hiromu SHOTGUN dropkicks Taiji into a corner! Both men are down, fans rally up. Hiromu drags himself up, Taiji fires up and runs, into the OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into buckles!

Fans rally up again as Hiromu stands up. Hiromu goes over and brings Taiji up. Hiromu suplexes but Taiji fights out to get the arm! Hiromu fights his way over but Taiji rolls him away, to then drag Hiromu up and POST him! That’s why he took away the pad: to open the way to the corner post! Taiji hammerlocks the arm and scoops, to then SHOULDER BREAKER! Fans rally up while Hiromu and Taiji are both down. Taiji aims, Hiromu slowly stands, Taiji runs in to tilt-o-whirl, but Hiromu blocks and spins for DYNAMITE PLUNGER! Hiromu roars and fans fire up as he drags Taiji back up. Hiromu suplexes but Taiji knees free, but Hiromu SUPERKICKS!

Hiromu runs into a BOOT! Hiromu roars and runs in, to a JUMP KNEE! Down goes Hiromu and Taiji roars! Taiji aims, bang! He drags Hiromu up, BLOODY- NO! Hiromu slips out, spins Taiji around, VICTORIA! Hiromu crawls to the cover, TWO! Hiromu slowly rises, fans rally up, and Hiromu drags Taiji up in the dragon sleeper. Hiromu inverted suplexes but Taiji slips out and spins around to drag Hiromu down for the over-the-shoulder, only for Hiromu to roll him up! TWO!! Taiji runs in but Hiromu scoops, dragon sleepers, but Taiji snapmares free to dragon sleeper back! But Hiromu arm-drags free, rolls to a fireman’s carry, and CORNER DEATH VALLEY!

Hiromu fires up and fans are with him! Hiromu drags Taiji up, fireman’s carries, spins and Taiji pops out! DOUBLE LARIATS collide and both men drop to their knees! Hiromu drags Taiji up, fires up and runs, HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER!! Taiji is dazed but Hiromu fires up again! Hiromu dragon sleepers for the inverted suplex but Taiji slips out, tilt-o-whirl takedown! BONE LOCK!! Hiromu scrambles, reaches out, but Taiji rolls him away! Taiji pulls way back, HIROMU TAPS! TAIJI WINS!!

Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Hiromu earns 0)

The Bone Soldier defuses the Timebomb and has a huge win under his belt! Can Hiromu recover and still have a chance at going back-to-back? As for Taiji, he takes a moment to rest before he gets the mic. “Hiromu. You really are something. I hate to admit it, but damn!” Fans applaud this odd showing of respect Taiji is giving as Hiromu takes his leave. Taiji says he can’t go on some “energetic rant like Hiromu,” but he’ll just say, “The NJPW Junior Division isn’t all about El Desperado and Hiromu Takahashi! I said this before, but once again. Look at me! I will show you strength and greatness! It’s Reborn!” Will Taiji prove this division doesn’t belong to anyone but him?


Here are the NEW BOSJ 28 standings!

SHO: 5-1, 10 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 4-2, 8 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-2, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-2-1, 7 points
El Desperado: 3-2-1, 7 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 3-3, 6 points
Bushi: 3-3, 6 points
YOH: 2-4, 4 points
Master Wato: 2-4, 4 points
El Phantasmo: 2-4, 4 points
Robbie Eagles: 2-4, 4 points
Douki: 2-4, 4 points

My Thoughts:

A great round for the BOSJ, some real great surprises in the results. I thought for sure Kanemaru would keep going but Taguchi gets a win off him in a real good match. Douki using his pipe to fight off the wrench was great, but I had a feeling Sho would still win. Yoh getting another win is great, I still hope they make a big deal out of Yoh VS Sho when we get it. Bushi VS Phantasmo was good, and I like that ELP was playing it up that he got “it” back in his boot. But I find it interesting that he hesitated to use Sudden Death just to try and use Kenny Omega’s moves. I wonder if that was just to keep ELP from winning and keep him near the bottom.

I wasn’t surprised by Desperado winning, just in how he won. I didn’t think he’d win with just his signature pin, but that was quite the shocker. And then Taiji VS Hiromu was awesome stuff, and I didn’t think Taiji would get the win here. That’s big stuff for Taiji and the tournament. Taiji’s in the top three, he could make a run for the top. Desperado VS Kanemaru is next round, too, that will be a very interesting one.

My Score: 8.9/10

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