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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (9/6/21)

It’s time for Tag Team Turmoil!

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Coverage Raw 2021

The Raw Tag Team Champions WILL have challengers!

SEVEN teams will battle until only one is left! Which duo will be lucky enough to move on and challenge RKBRO for the Raw Tag Team Championships?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil: momentarily suspended.
  • WWE United States Championship #1 Contenders Match: Drew McIntyre VS Sheamus; Sheamus wins and challenges Damian Priest for the title at Extreme Rules.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Contenders Match: Natalya & Tamina VS Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H.; Rhea & Nikki win and will challenge for the titles.
  • John Morrison VS Karrion Kross; Kross wins.
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair VS Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler; Charlotte wins and retains the title.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Reggie VS Akira Tozawa; Reggie wins and retains the title.
  • Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil, resumed: Bobby Lashley & MVP win and will challenge RKBRO for the titles next week.

PLAY BY PLAY

Tag teams talk about tonight’s turmoil!

New Day starts off with tonight saying it is tag turmoil BABY! Seven enter, one survives and that team earns a tag title match! But who will that be? Who who who? Who else than ya bois, the NEW~ DAY~! Becaaaause~! NEW! DAY ROCKS! But the Viking Raiders thrive on turmoil, so tonight, Erik & Ivar are ready to raid the entire division! Mansoor is pumped to become a tag team champion but Msutafa Ali wants him to just follow his lead, and do whatever it takes. Lucha House Party is fired up for their chance! LHP proves they’re outta this world, and it’s lucha time! Mace & T-Bar are not afraid to go through six more teams. They’ll just be six victims in one go.

Veer speaks in Punjabi, and then Jinder Mahal translates: “We are the next Raw Tag Team Champions.” NAMASTE!! But AJ Styles is best for last, and he says turmoil is exactly what RKBRO are in representing the Raw Tag Division. Can anyone imagine Matt Riddle, “O’ Smokey Brain himself,” being in charge of anything?! Maybe a soda machine, but he’d screw that up, too. After tonight, the former champions will be challengers and they’ll get those titles back! But the Phenomenal One and his towering friend need to survive the SEVEN team Tag Team Turmoil! Who will luck of the draw favor this night?

 

RKBRO is here!

Matt Riddle & Randy Orton make their way out, both belts and one scooter included. They go to the ring and strike their pose, still feeling very good over winning their mighty challengers last week. The mics are handed over as fans chant for “R K BRO! R K BRO!” Orton recalls how last week, the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP tried to take the titles off him and Riddle, “and they failed miserably!” Orton knows why they failed. It is quite simple: Lashley is nothing more than a greedy sonova bitch! That brings us to tonight. RKBRO will watch the other seven teams left and see which team deserves to be next in line to be beaten by the most destructive tag team in sports entertainment today: R! K! Bro…!

Riddle is excited cuz tonight is sick! T-Bar & Mace are super tall with awesome face paint. Lucha House Party aren’t that super tall, but they got great masks. Riddle wants Orton to get a snake mask and Riddle gets a rubber horse mask and become the Snake & Stallion Express! Or! Or! They get great jackets like Mansoor & Ali. Riddle knows Orton hates sleeves, so he can get Mama Riddle to cut the sleeves off. Or, or! They go on a raid like the Vikings and have ale! Does Orton like ale? Probably not, that body doesn’t look like it has much carbs. Doesn’t he look good? Fans agree, Orton looks good. But Riddle loves ale, ‘specially when he gets the munchies.

Speaking of, maybe New Day brings pancakes? Woods has his trombone but Riddle’s always been more of a recorder flute guy. What does Orton like playing? But here comes Bobby Lashley & MVP?! They’re dressed for business, not a match, so Riddle chills. MVP tells Riddle to shut his “dumb ass” up. Or maybe in Spanish, callete, estupido! The WWE Universe loses IQ points every second they have to listen Riddle ramble on about nothing. And instead of the tag turmoil, worry about this juggernaut coming after Orton for that cowardly RKO! Lashley and MVP storm to the ring, Lashley says it was cowardly. But now Orton is talking about tag titles. Like Lashley just forgot last week! Lashley is gonna finish what Orton started!

But instead of sneaking up from behind, man up and face Lashley 1v1! Then Lashley can put Orton in a Hurt Lock and rip his arms out his socket before he throws him down on the ground! Orton asks if Lashley is challenging him to a match. Absolutely, 1v1, Lashley VS Orton! Interesting… Orton was just thinking about that a couple weeks ago that it’s been about 10 years or more since they faced each other in the ring. And Lashley talking about double champ this, double champ that, Orton got thinking. Orton will accept this challenge on ONE condition: It is for the WWE World Championship! MVP wants this to stop here to talk with Lashley but Riddle gets the fans behind Orton.

MVP and Lashley discuss, and MVP tells Orton that like the Viper he is, he hit his patented RKO #outtanowhere! However, when Lashley returns the favor, it’ll be in Orton’s face and FOR the WWE title, at Extreme Rules! The challenge has been accepted but Lashley says he IS a greedy SOB! Hurt Business is going to talk with management and get in on that Tag Turmoil! Then when Lashley & MVP win, Lashley will become a double champion! But then the New Day makes their way out to the ring! #nDr ask Miami what’s happening, and Kofi Kingston wants to ask “Bob” about inserting himself into the match. Phrasing!

Well, go talk to management ASAP cuz ya bois are about to kick off the turmoil RIGHT NOW! And yes, they are starting the turmoil and the odds are against then. But the New Day beat the odds, like when Woods beat Lashley! MVP says that was not legit, he had help. Now, Woods & Kofi will beat the odds and become the NEW~ W! W! E! WORLD! TAG! TEAM! CHAMPIONS~! Riddle & Orton doubt that part but… Here come the Viking Raiders! Erik & Ivar are ready to start this off with the eleven-time tag team champions, after the break!

Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil!

The New Day VS The Viking Raiders!

Raw returns and RKBRO is watching right next to commentary as the bell rings. Kofi and Ivar start and tie right up. Ivar waistlocks, Kofi pries at the hold and switches. Fans rally as Ivar bucks Kofi away but things speed up. Kofi hurdles and hurdles and back elbows! Kofi lines up a shot, elbows Ivar in the corner then throws knees over and over. Kofi goes corner to corner but runs into the SEATED SENTON! Tag to Erik, Ivar DECKS Woods and then clotheslines Kofi! Erik picks Ivar up, SPINEBUSTER HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO! Erik looms over Kofi as fans rally up. Erik shoves then DECKS Kofi, then paces around him.

Erik brings Kofi back up, RAMS him into the corner, tag to Ivar. Ivar brings Kofi around to scoop but Kofi slips out. Kofi shoves, Ivar cartwheels but Kofi STOMPS him down! Tag to Woods and Erik! Woods dodges and runs into a tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Erik comes back, Woods shoves him to LEG LARIAT! Erik blocks the whip, reverses it and reels Woods into an EXPLODER! Woods gets to a corner, Erik runs in and blocks the boots and swings Woods to the apron. Woods counter punches Erik then GAMANGIRIS Erik, to then step in for the TORNADO DDT! Tag to Kofi and Woods KNEES Ivar down! Woods SUPERKICKS then Kofi SUPERKICKS, cover, TWO!!

Kofi drags Erik up while fans rally for the New Day. Tag to Woods, Riddle checks on Ivar as New Day double whips. Erik throws Kofi out then spins Woods for Ace Ten- NO! Woods blocks the knee, but Erik blocks the forearm to kick and knee and shove! Woods slides under, ROLLING ELBOW! Woods CLUBS away on Erik, runs to ropes, but Erik ROCKS him with a forearm! Kofi tags in as Erik runs, Woods clotheslines Erik out! Kofi runs over to the corner and SUPER TRUST FALLS, but is caught?! Woods runs in and the Viking Raiders TOSS Kofi into Woods! The New Day is down and the Raiders are fired up as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns as Woods arm-drags Erik away, and hot tags to Kofi! Kofi springboards in to ax handle Erik then he DECKS Ivar! Kofi rallies on Erik, dropkicks him ten runs to LEAPING AX HANDLE! Riddle is fired up as Kofi gives Erik the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! Fans fire up as Kofi aims from the corner. Ivar distracts and Erik CLUBS Kofi! Tag to Ivar, the Raiders whip Kofi, pop up to the waistlock! Springboard, LARIAT GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Kofi survives, showing us why the New Day have had so many title reigns! Tag to Erik, Ivar brings Kofi back up. Feed to a scoop and BACKBREAKER, then Erik gut wrenches Kofi for a GUT BUSTER!

Erik isn’t done, he gut wrenches and POWER- NO! Kofi RANAS Erik away! Erik runs at the corner but Kofi dodges! Hot tag to Woods but Ivar also tags in. Woods runs at Erik but into a CHOKE SLAM! Ivar is up top, VIKING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Woods now shows the toughness of 11-time champions! Even RKBRO are surprised by that one. Tag back to Erik and the Viking Raiders try again. Feed to the pop-up but Kofi gives Ivar TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Woods makes Thor’s Hammer into an inside cradle! The New Day ELIMINATE the Viking Raiders! But here comes the Modern Day Maharaja and Mr. Million Dollar Arm!

The New Day VS Jinder Mahal & Veer w/ Shanky!

But before Mahal’s team gets in the ring, Kofi dropkicks Veer and Woods WRECKS Mahal! Then Kofi DIVES to take out Veer! Woods puts Mahal in and Kofi dares Shanky to do something. Woods CROSSBODIES Mahal, TWO! The advantage Mahal’s team had is gone, Woods CHOPS him but Mahal knees low. Mahal whips and CLOBBERS Woods, then looms over him. Mahal stomps Woods, runs the ropes and drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Mahal scowls as he gets Woods up. Woods throws hands, CHOPS away, but Mahal knees low again. Veer tags in as Woods powers out of the headlock, Mahal wrenches and FLAPJACKS, then Veer THESZ PRESSES! “NAMASTE!!”

Kofi goes around the way but now Shanky stands in his way. RKBRO wants Shanky and Kofi to keep it cool as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Veer throws Woods down from the corner. Veer stomps Woods, then powers up for a BIG ax handle drop! Veer drags Woods back up, tags Mahal, and they mug Woods in the corner. Mahal brings Woods up to scoop and SLAM! Mahal fires up but fans boo as he drags Woods up again. Mahal scoops and Woods slips out to slide under! Mahal grabs a foot to keep Woods from Kofi but Woods boots him away! Tag to Kofi! Kofi GAMANGIRIS then springboards to AX HANDLE! Kofi DECKS Veers, runs at Mahal but Mahal dodges the splash. Mahal runs in but gets boots, Woods tags back in! BACKBREAKER to the DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, New Day ELIMINATES Team Mahal!

The New Day VS Lucha House Party!

New theme music for Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, they’re ready to get #LuchaLit! New Day is ready and meet them at the ramp. New Day pops LHP up to the apron, Lince mule kicks Woods and Metalik does the same to Kofi. DOUBLE ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hits and LPH puts Woods in. Lince drags Woods up and throws EuroUppers and forearms. Lince whips Woods to ropes, Woods reverses but Lince WHEEL KICKS! Tag to Metalik and Lince sets Woods in the drop zone. Lince gives Metalik a boost for a FALLING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Woods survives and RKBRO applauds. Metalik drags Woods up to CLUB down then stomp him.

Metalik eggs Woods on as he kicks him at the ropes. Metalik wrenches an arm, tags Lince, and they mug Woods. Lince CHOPS Woods, Woods hits back and CHOPS in return! Woods CHOPS again, but Lince CHOPS Woods off his feet! PLANKING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Woods goes to a corner, Lince runs in but is put on the apron. Lince GAMANGIRIS, goes up top, then leaps for a BIG crossbody, into a Code Breaker?! Woods and Lince are both down, Lince crawls to hot tag Metalik, and Metalik keeps Woods down! Metalik wags his finger at Kofi then brings Woods around. Metalik fireman’s carries, Woods slips off and shoves but Metalik SUPERKICKS back!

Metalik runs but no Slingblade! Woods mule kicks, tag to Kofi! Kofi goes up top again, FLYING CROSSBODY to the back! Cover, TWO! Metalik survives being flattened and he JAWBREAKERS Kofi! Tag to Lince, but Kofi BOOTS Lince down! Kofi shouts out Diesel then covers, TWO! Tag to Woods, New Day whips but Lince GOLDEN REWINDS! Victory roll for Woods, TWO!! SUPERKICK! Tag to Metalik, Lince LIONSAULTS then Lince LIONSAULTS! Tag back to Lince, he goes to the very top, MOONSAULT! Cover, Kofi breaks it! Kofi whips Metalik but he lands on the apron. Kofi runs and slides but Metalik jumps over, Lince WRECKS Kofi with a dropkick!

Metalik goes to the corner and tags back in. LHP DOUBLE SUPERKICK Woods down! Lince rolls Woods into Metalik’s wheelbarrow but Kofi trips Lince! Woods hits a WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER! Cover, New Day ELIMINATES Lucha House Party! Ya bois are 3-0, but here come the towering titans! We see if New Day can survive extinction after the break!

The New Day VS Mace & T-Bar!

Raw returns and Mace CLUBS away on Woods’ chest and shoulders with big elbows! Mace talks trash to Kofi as he brings Woods around to CLUB him on the back. T-Bar talks trash on Woods, fans rally for New Day and Woods fights back! Woods ROCKS and CHOPS Mace but Mace CHOPS back! Mace whips Woods to a corner then runs in to KNEE Woods down! Cover, TWO! RKBRO watches closely as Mace drags Woods around to clamp a claw into his shoulder. “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” as Woods endures and fights up. Woods breaks free to ENZIGURI! Mace wobbles but comes back for Woods to put him in a corner. Mace fires off big hands but the ref counts.

Mace lets off to then hoist Woods up top. Mace choke grips but Woods clubs his arm! Mace ROCKS Woods with a left hand, then sits him back up! Woods throws more hands, leaps and missile dropkicks Woods’ leg out! Woods crawls but Mace keeps him anchored. Mace looks to T-Bar, tag, but Woods crawls away! T-Bar stomps Woods down, talks trash to Kofi, then brings Woods up. Woods throws body shots but T-Bar knees low. T-Bar whips Woods to ropes and CLOBBERS him with a back elbow! Cover, TWO! T-Bar clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Woods down. Woods endures and the fans rally up again. Woods fights up, Riddle definitely supports him, but Mace tags in.

Woods JAWBREAKERS T-Bar but Mace back suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO!! Mace is furious and he wrenches Woods’ neck! Woods fights up, fights back and mule kicks hard! Mace wobbles but stays up, so he BACK HANDS Kofi down! Mace scoops Woods but Woods moves around! T-Bar still tags in, and he goes around the way to get Kofi up! T-Bar THROWS Kofi into barriers to further deny Woods his tag! Mace gives Woods a HEEL KICK, then he goes out after Kofi. T-Bar torture racks Woods for FEAST- NO! SCHOOLBOY! New Day ELIMINATES another team!! And the titans are furious! T-Bar LARIATS Woods off his feet!

Mace throws Kofi around then back into the ring. Orton has Riddle let this happen, RUNNING BACK SUPLEX from Mace! But here come Mansoor & Ali! Ali wants Mansoor to let this happen, too! They may have beef with the behemoths, but this is about their chances of winning! Mansoor is still pure hearted, he runs in to make the save! Mansoor fires off CHOPS but T-Bar DECKS him! Ali sighs and tells Mansoor he was to listen to him. But then T-Bar and Mace both get Mansoor in choke grips. Ali runs in and Mansoor is tossed aside! Ali dodges T-Bar to dropkick Mace! But then Ali turns around into T-Bar’s CYCLONE KICK!

Mace BLASTS Mansoor into the announce desk! T-Bar TOSSES Ali! They then go out and drag Mansoor up to RAM him into steel steps! Mace hauls Ali up so that he and T-Bar can double whip him into a POST! Fans boo but the behemoths pull apart steel steps. Orton has Riddle stay back again, and the behemoths RAM the steps into Mansoor! Then they go into the ring, but the New Day fights back! T-Bar DECKS Kofi, Mace has the steps like a boombox. T-Bar scoops Kofi to LAWN DART him into the steps!! The refs rush out to stop this but the titans have not had their fill. But Sonya Deville & Adam Pearce tell them to stop! NO doing! HIGH JUSTICE into the POST!!

Woods writhes and all the other contenders are still down! Raw looks to sort out the chaos Mace & T-Bar just caused, while we go to break.

Raw returns and somehow all four men are okay to continue despite what we saw happen to them. Sonya & Pearce decided that to make sure this is done right, these two teams are going to be given time to rest, and we’ll continue the turmoil later tonight! But now that means Lashley & MVP DID get in on this in time! Will the All Mighty be able to take advantage of whoever comes out of those two brutalized teams?

 

WWE United States Championship #1 Contenders Match: Drew McIntyre VS Sheamus!

Though both warriors got their part in last week’s awesome Triple Threat, there still needs to be a challenger at Extreme Rules! Damian Priest awaits, will it be the Scottish Stud or The Fella that wins this fight to fight again?

The bell rings and Sheamus offers a handshake, but McIntyre says shove it! The two tie up, go around, and they end up on the ropes. The ref calls for the break but they keep going into a corner. They fight with hands but then let off as the ref counts. Sheamus protests but he ties up with McIntyre. Headlock takeover and Sheamus grinds McIntyre down, McIntyre makes it a cover, ONE, and Priest is watching from backstage. McIntyre fights up, powers out, but Sheamus runs him over! Sheamus soaks up the heat, runs, but McIntyre drops to get up and dodge for a BIG shoulder tackle! McIntyre growls as he gets Sheamus up and CHOPS him to a corner!

McIntyre stomps, CHOPS and whips Sheamus, but Sheamus holds ropes. Sheamus throws McIntyre out and KNEES Him in the ropes! Then CLUBS him on the back. Sheamus ROCKS McIntyre in the back, stands him up and says, “This is my favorite part, Graves!” BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! But McIntyre stops it at 4 to elbow Sheamus back! McIntyre turns it around to give Sheamus the other ten Beats of the Bodhrain! Only for Sheamus to HOTSHOT him down! Sheamus hurries up top as McIntyre bails out, SUPER FLYING CLOTHESLINE! The Celtic Warrior downs McIntyre and fires himself up as fans boo!

Sheamus puts McIntyre in the ring, takes aim from the corner again, but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife cover, TWO! McIntyre grits his teeth as he drags Sheamus back around to CHOP him! McIntyre then goes up top, but Sheamus ROCKS him with haymakers first! Sheamus climbs up, CLUBS McIntyre on the back, then hoists him up. McIntyre fights back, CLUBS Sheamus more, then looks to the outside?! The ref wants McIntyre to let off, Sheamus throws body shots in return, and then he stands on the very top to SUPERPLEX McIntyre in!! Both warriors are down and Miami is fired up as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns Sheamus keeps McIntyre down with an armlock and chinbar. Sheamus shouts that McIntyre is overrated, but McIntyre fights up. McIntyre gets to his feet, throws body shots and CHOPS Sheamus back! Sheamus CLUBS, McIntyre CHOPS, and the two scrap into a corner. McIntyre whips corner to corner but Sheamus elbows him away. They both run, McIntyre dodges to rally with BIG clotheslines! McIntyre whips again and hits an OVERHEAD suplex! Sheamus fights the clinch and escapes the second, but McIntyre gets the NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up, glares at Sheamus, and goes after him in the corner, only for Sheamus to kick legs out!

Sheamus skins the cat up the corner, McIntyre stands and climbs to SUPER OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY!! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus survives and McIntyre is beside himself! McIntyre underhooks, Sheamus Alabama lifts out of it but McIntyre sunset flips! TWO, McIntyre hits a GLASGOW KISS! But the black mask was Sheamus’ shield! Sheamus then HEADBUTTS McIntyre! A Dublin Kiss perhaps?! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus keeps going and he Alabama lifts again, for an ALABAMA SLAM! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre refuses to give in and Sheamus is beside himself! Sheamus gets up and paces before he kicks Sheamus down. Fans boo but Sheamus soaks up the heat as he goes to a corner.

Sheamus mocks McIntyre’s countdown! But McIntyre LARIATS Sheamus! FUTURE SHOCK DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus survives again and McIntyre is seething. McIntyre stands as fans chant, “THIS IS AWESOME!” McIntyre aims from the corner, runs in but into a fireman’s carry! McIntyre fights free to then POST Sheamus! And a takedown to a KIMURA!!! Sheamus endures and reaches for ropes but the body scissors keep him down! Sheamus drags himself over, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, McIntyre lets go but he certainly learned that from The Beast. Sheamus is in a corner, he hoists McIntyre up and out but McIntyre HOTSHOTS the arm!

McIntyre climbs up the corner, leaps but Sheamus gets under! BICYCLE KNEE! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre survives again but now Sheamus goes for the legs. Sheamus ties up the legs, McIntyre gets a cradle, TWO! Kick and forearms, then a fireman’s carry, McIntyre STEALS WHITE NOISE! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre couldn’t end Sheamus with Sheamus’ favorite, but the forearm start flying! The mask hurts McIntyre’s arm! But then he grabs it and pulls it off! Just like Priest at SummerSlam! BOOT to Sheamus’ vulnerable face! The mask is set on the post, McIntyre takes aim again, CLAY- NO! Sheamus schoolboys with tights!! Sheamus wins!!!

Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the WWE US Championship)

McIntyre keeps his cool as he grabs Sheamus’ mask from the corner. Sheamus turns around and sees the mask in McIntyre’s hands. Sheamus wants McIntyre to take it easy, he still has a bad nose. McIntyre knows, and he CLOBBERS Sheamus in the head with the mask! Countdown and CLAYMORE!! Broken nose or not, Sheamus still has his ticket to the PPV. Will McIntyre ever get satisfaction?

 

Backstage interview with Damian Priest.

Kevin Patrick asks how Priest feels now that he’s facing Sheamus at Extreme Rules. “Did you see that?” That was awesome! But Priest’s been here long enough to see a ton of matches. Priest’s also seen even more fights, and been in most of them. That match was a fight. That’s why Priest likes these two! They can both go, and Priest expects nothing less from Sheamus. Priest won’t be the only one enjoying himself, either. Priest and the “Agents of Infamy” all around the world will be feeling great. Why? “Because I know something Sheamus doesn’t know. I’ve got his number.”

And that night at Extreme Rules ends with Sheamus on his back in the ring. But it’ll be the sounds that #LiveForever: “And still United States Champion…! Damian Priest!” The Archer of Infamy likes the sound of all that already, will it be music to his ears to add onto Sheamus’ bumps and bruises?

 

Backstage interview with Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley.

The Almost Super Hero and Aussie Nightmare are an unlikely duo of former Raw Women’s Champions that don’t have much of anything else in common. Rhea says that after debuting, she only had one goal: be a champion. After seeing Nikki fight through adversity, that is something they have in common. Nikki adds that of course everyone wants to be champion, but these two don’t need to fly to any conclusions. And okay, they don’t have much in common, but they’re still “getting there” as a team. Maybe. Rhea says if this does work and they win tonight, maybe they can have gold in common. Nikki agrees with that, and wants Rhea to set her up for the next line.

Rhea sighs and says, “Maybe it’s time to…” “UNLEASH! SUPER! BRUTALITY! Well that’s not an awful team name. But will #SuperBrutality be able to get a super victory over the Queen of Harts & Daughter of Superfly?

 

Backstage interview with Charlotte Flair!

How does the Queen plan on “bouncing back” from her loss to Nia Jax last week with the title being on the line tonight? Well last week, Nia said she’d splatter Charlotte all over the ring. Clearly, she didn’t follow through. And though Nia won, Charlotte’s still standing, looking better than ever. While having a title match tonight doesn’t sit well with her, Charlotte will do whatever it takes to keep the title. Yes, Nia is not like most girls, but Charlotte is one of a kind. As for that crown Nia said she’d shove up Charlotte’s behind? Charlotte will bash Nia over the head with it, and Nia will #BowDown and kiss the floor! The Irresistible Force cannot resist the Queen, but will she defeat and dethrone her?

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Contenders Match: Natalya & Tamina VS Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H!

Speaking of the Women’s Tag Team Champions, Natalya is back from her leg injury! Will she and Tamina still hold down the fort as a team? Or is tonight when the champs get caught off guard?

Raw returns as the statement makers make their entrance. Teams sort out and Nikki starts with Tamina. Tamina doesn’t take the little superhero serious. Tamina eggs Nikki on, the two tie up and then Tamina shoves her away. Nikki comes back, they tie up and Tamina throws Nikki down! Nikki gets to a corner, Tamina corners her, but Nikki gets around and comes back! Tamina stops the monkey flip and puts Nikki on the top rope to fire off haymakers! Nikki blocks to CLUB away on Tamina! Tamina HEADBUTTS, then fireman’s carries, only for Nikki to fight and sunset flip! Tamina stays up, drops down but Nikki dodges! Nikki runs to SENTON! And basement dropkick!

Tag to Rhea, she gives Nikki a boost to toss her at Tamina! Tamina catches Nikki, Rhea says, “Sucker!” Tamina swings Nikki at Rhea but Rhea dodges to dropkick them both down! Nikki flounders out of the ring and Rhea drags Tamina up to fire off hands. The two brawl and things get rough! Tamina ROCKS Rhea, tags in Natty, and they mug Rhea in the corner. Natty headlocks to a takeover, Rhea fights up and powers out of the headlock but then backs away before Natty runs in. Nikki tags in, and Rhea scoops Nikki to swing her boots into Natty! Nikki runs in, Natty blocks the wheelbarrow and puts Nikki in a corner! Natty fires off, Nikki elbows her back!

Nikki goes up, Tamina barks at her so Nikki jumps down to shoulder her! Natty CLUBS Nikki, drags her up to snapmare and basement dropkick! Tamina goes around the way and trips Rhea up! Then SUPERKICKS her into the steel steps! The Almost Super Hero and the Mosh Pit Kid are down as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Tamina covers Nikki. TWO, and Nikki gets to a corner. Tamina runs corner to corner but Nikki dodges the hip attack! Nikki and Tamina crawl, hot tag to Natty! Natty drags Nikki away, steps through but Nikki kicks her away! Hot tag to Rhea! Rhea rallies with short arm LARIATS! Ripcord and HEADBUTT, to then a snapmare. Rhea BLASTS Tamina then dropkicks Natty! Fans fire up with Rhea and she gets Natty up but Natty shoves her away. Rhea mule kicks, NORTHERN LIGHTS, bridging cover, TWO! Rhea seethes but she calls to Nikki. Nikki tags in, Rhea holds Natty in place and Nikki climbs. CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Tamina was also there, but Rhea SHOTGUN dropkicks her down! Natty waistlocks Rhea for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Natty storms after Nikki but Nikki elbows. Nikki reels Natty in, but no tornado DDT! DISCUS LARIAT! Rhea tags in quick as Natty drags Nikki away! Rhea gets in, pump handle and RIPTIDE! Cover, Rhea & Nikki win!

Winners: Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H., by pinfall (NEW Contenders to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships)

The champions got caught! With Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart still waiting over on SmackDown, are Natty & Tamina going to have a double header come Extreme Rules?

 

MOIST TV debuts…?

It’s Johnny Drip Drip, “the only man moist enough to ride a dry Slip ‘n’ Slide.” The Aquaholics get the very first edition of Morrison’s own talk show, and Morrison would’ve had Miz as his guest, except he couldn’t find Miz anywhere. So instead, it’s Karrion Kross! Kross doesn’t look happy to be here, but he has made quite the splash since being here. But aw, no hourglass? Morrison is a bit bummed, it was like Kross had that movie, Dune, in a glass case. But the baggage fees do add up. The folks are thirsty. What makes Kross tick? Kross “thanks” Morrison for having him as his first guest. And Kross is just someone who wants to make everyone’s worst dreams a reality.

Wow. Fascinating. So what’s next? Making Morrison suffer. Oh, really? Well that sounds like a threat but Morrison gets it, it is probably a euphemism. But we all know that someone who stirs up trouble with Morrison gets soaked with a Drip Stick. But what is really next? US title? World title? Eviscerating a #splashhole like AJ Styles or Sheamus? Those do sound like great ideas, so Kross will do all of those. After he eliminates Morrison from existence. Whoa, okay. Morrison’s been in this for two decades, and is still three decades ahead of Kross. He has faced The Undertaker, Kane, and the cool members of Degeneration X. Kross is trying to be scary and all but-

Kross tells Morrison to listen up. Morrison wanted answers, now he’ll get them in the ring. Kross will teach Morrison how to #FallAndPray. Kross storms off, but will he be the one washed away by America’s Moist Wanted?

John Morrison VS Karrion Kross!

Raw returns as the Guru of Greatness makes his entrance. The bell rings the two circle. They tie up, Morrison wants an arm but Kross whips him away. Morrison gets around, Eddy Gordo to forearm! Kross stays up, headlocks to a takeover and then shifts right to ground ‘n’ pound with forearms! Kross lets off to stomp Morrison, then hoists him up for a DOOMSDAY SAIDO! Kross isn’t done here, he goes for the Krossjacket! Morrison resists and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Kross lets off and Morrison gets to his Drip Stick! SQUIRT SQUIRT! Kross seethes as Morrison eggs him on. Kross BOOTS Morrison right down!

Kross won’t let Morrison make jokes! DOOMSDAY SAIDO UP AND OVER THE CORNER!! Morrison crashes and burns and fans go nuts! Kross goes out after Morrison and drags him back into the ring. Kross stalks around, sits Morrison up, KROSSJACKET!! Morrison’s eyes are rolling into the back of his head but not like Taker! Morrison is OUT, Kross wins!

Winner: Karrion Kross, by submission

Two weeks in a row, Morrison tries to swim in the deep waters and gets washed back to shore. Will Morrison ever get going if he’s to take on the Hollywood A-Lister? As for Kross, was destroying Johnny Drip Drip the win he needs to say he’s next for the gold?

 

Backstage interview with Nia Jax.

Does she have anything to say in response to Charlotte Flair from earlier? “I’d rather not waste my breath on Charlotte, but everything she said earlier was obviously a defense mechanism.” Charlotte freaked out cuz no one’s every overpowered her the way Nia did. And no matter how Charlotte sees it, Nia did splatter her. Now Charlotte’s talking about bashing Nia’s head in with that crown? “Good luck finding that, because I shoved it so far up her royal behind, she’ll have an easier time finding some dignity. Oh wait, she lost that, too.” Charlotte better get used to losing because Nia will finish what she started, and then come out of this the NEW Raw Women’s Champion. Thank you.

Raw Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair VS Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler!

The Queen makes her entrance first, perhaps not wanting to follow the Irresistible Force. But will Charlotte still be on top of the division after having it out with Nia all over again?

Raw returns as the challenger makes her entrance, the Queen of Spades still willing to be by her side. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see just exactly where the crown ends up in this rematch from last week!

But wait, Shayna speaks up? “Listen, Charlotte. I’m kinda with you, I’m not sure my partner here has what it takes to beat you twice in a row. We know do!” Nia is upset but Shayna seems to be returning the passive aggressive favor from last week. The real question here is, will Nia become champion? Or will she choke? Charlotte attacks and she scraps with Nia! They get into another one from last week and the ref has to try and pull them apart! Nia fires off hands, Charlotte shoves the ref away and the two glare at each other. They each egg the other on, then Nia smacks Charlotte! Charlotte bails out and invokes DX. Then she gets in Shayna’s face and says “Kiss my ass!”

The Queen gets her belt and looks to be leaving! But Shayna stays in her way to make sure there’s no running. Nia grabs Charlotte through the ropes! Nia hoists Charlotte up but Charlotte hotshots Nia back! Charlotte gets in but Nia CLOBBERS her! Nia waistlocks, Charlotte throws elbows to get free, and both women steady themselves. Nia back suplexes, Charlotte lands on her feet and CHOP BLOCKS! Charlotte puts Nia in a corner, she and Nia scrap more while Charlotte sets the leg up. Charlotte springboards but Nia avoids knee to knee contact to bump Charlotte off buckles. Nia seethes, drags Charlotte up and puts her up top to then throw forearms.

Nia climbs up and gets Charlotte up, but Charlotte blocks the superplex! Charlotte slips under to POWERBOMB Nia down! High stack cover, TWO!! Charlotte snarls and paces, then she stomps Nia in the leg. Charlotte pushes Nia around, gets a leg, then steps through, but Nia schoolgirls her into the corner! Charlotte clips buckles and flops out of the ring as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Charlotte has Nia down at the ramp. Charlotte climbs up a corner and fans fire up, ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and Charlotte fires up! Charlotte gets Nia up and then sees Shayna! Shayna runs in, Charlotte dodges, and Shayna keeps from hitting Nina. The two stand off, there was almost a mistake made. Though, would it be a mistake for Shayna. Nia gets in, Charlotte runs in but Nia pops her up! Charlotte sunset flips through but Nia drags her up with both hands for a HEADBUTT! Nia runs in to SPLASH Charlotte in the corner! Nia hoists Charlotte up top, Shayna climbs up but why? Shayna is trying to explain things now?!

SUPER NATURAL SELECTION!! Cover, Charlotte wins!

Winner: Charlotte Flair, by pinfall (still Raw Women’s Champion)

The Queen of Spades is smirking! Did she do that just to screw over Nia? As for Charlotte, Alexa Bliss calls to her from the titantron. “Now that you’re done fighting, I think it’s time for some fun. So Lily and I would like to officially invite you to come join us on our Playground.” Oh and can Charlotte bring one of her fancy robes she wears? Lily wants to try one on. What does Charlotte say? “Of course Lily’s a fan. Isn’t that cute? Except…! The Queen doesn’t do cute and I’m not interested in your mind games, Alexa. And I’m definitely not coming to the Playground!”

Well shucks. Just, they’ve got a lot of pent up energy. Does Charlotte know what it’s like to be cooped up “with a maniacal, out of control, lunatic?” Wait, of course Charlotte does! She’s a Flair. Anywhozle, if Charlotte’s not coming to them… They’ll just bring the Playground to her. The lights start to flicker and change, and then ALEXA shows up right behind Charlotte! Fans are loving this but Charlotte looks over her shoulder at Alexa. “Obviously you want something, Alexa. What is it?” Alexa smirks and looks to the fans before pointing at the title. Oh, this? Alexa wants a title match? Alexa smiles and fans cheer, “YES! YES! YES!”

Charlotte says fine! “But this isn’t your playground. It’s mine!” The Queen leaves but Alexa still smiles. Will Alexa be smiling even brighter when she gets that gold?

 

WWE 24/7 Championship: Reggie VS Akira Tozawa!

Once again, the title that can be defended anywhere at any time will work to stay within the confines of a ring. Will the slick and slippery sommelier be able to keep the Stamina Monster from taking this title back? Or will there be plenty of tricks up Tozawa’s sleeves to finally catch the champ?

Raw returns as Tozawa makes his entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if there’s still time on the clock for Reggie.

Tozawa rushes in, Reggie handsprings and goes Matrix to evade. Tozawa fireman’s carries, Reggie slips off and dropsaults! Then sobats and runs to SOMERSAULT AX KICK! Reggie gets the fans fired up as he aims from the corner. Tozawa turns around into the SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON! Cover, Reggie wins!

Winner: Reggie, by pinfall (still WWE 24/7 Champion)

But now R-Truth rushes out to get his turn! Truth runs in, Reggie dodges and Truth falls out of the ring! But now Cedric Alexander comes in, only for Reggie to go up and over and around! The same for Humberto Carrillo, with Reggie redirecting him right out of the ring! Now Drew Gulak, Jaxson Ryker and even Jeff Hardy try, but Reggie FLIES out onto them all! Reggie gets his belt and heads out, only for DRAKE MAVERICK to return!? Rockstar Spud is back on Raw, but Truth runs in! Reggie dodges Truth, Truth stops short of hitting Maverick.

Since when is Maverick here? This is Truth’s show, Truth’s time and Truth’s baby. Maverick should go home to his wife. Good seeing you, but bad timing. Maverick smirks, is he not just here for the 24/7 title?

 

Backstage interview with “Doudrop.”

Did last week put any of the issues with Eva Marie to bed? Piper Niven says that karma has a funny way of coming back around on people like Eva. “Eva has a history of bailing on matches, so I didn’t want to give her a chance to get cold feet again.” Piper capitalized on a rare moment where Eva was actually in the ring, and she got #Doudropped. Piper is not surprised that the “self-centered, egotistical, talentless wretched wench” couldn’t make it to Raw tonight, but she’s far from through with Eva. Karma is just coming back around again. That’s why Piper wants a rematch. If you thought the beatdown from last week was brutal, next week will be unforgettable!

Eva tortured Piper for months under the guise of “Evalution~,” but that’s just a delusion. Time to usher in a new era: The Doudropalution! Will Eva finally learn something about respect and humility when Piper brings her crashing down again?

 

Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil, resumed!

As sore as they are, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods return to the ring to finish what was started! Will the New Day rock their way to the end of this gauntlet? Or will Mansoor & Ali regroup and remember their strategy?

Raw returns as Ali & Mansoor make their entrances. RKBRO is back at ringside to watch this, just as they were earlier. The teams sort out and Kofi starts with Mansoor. They tie up, Kofi waistlocks then shifts to an armlock. Mansoor works on an escape but Kofi wrenches through. Mansoor uses ropes to rebound and arm-drag free, then things speed up! Ali holds ropes open and Kofi tumbles out! Woods hurries over and Ali tags in. Mansoor also goes out to stand in Woods’ way as Ali puts Kofi in the ring. Ali waves tauntingly at RKBRO before he covers Kofi, ONE! Ali clamps onto a chinlock and he grinds Kofi down.

Fans rally up, Kofi fights to his feet, and Kofi throws body shots. Ali CLUBS Kofi, whips but Kofi reveres for SOS! Both men are down as Riddle cheers Kofi. Hot tag to Woods and he rallies on Ali! Woods whips Ali to drop toehold him to ropes, then runs to dropkick Ali in the back! Woods gets Ali up but Ali RAMS Woods into the corner! Mansoor tags in, he brings Woods out to CLUB him, then Mansoor Electric Chair lifts. Ali climbs but Woods fights free! Woods shoves Mansoor into Ali, Kofi runs into go up and over Mansoor! Kofi has Ali up for a SUPERPLEX! Those two writhe their way out of the ring, Woods rolls Mansoor, TWO!

Woods CHOPS Mansoor but Mansoor grits his teeth. Woods fireman’s carries but the back bothers him! Mansoor rolls Woods, TWO! Mansoor CLUBS Woods on the back but the ref has him back off. The ref checks Woods’ back but Ali wants Mansoor to show no mercy! Mansoor says that’s not right, Woods could be seriously hurt. Ali tags himself in then KICKS Woods in the back! Woods checks his fingers but Ali KICKS him again! Woods ducks the third kick to bogy shot and HEADBUTT! Woods staggers, Kofi tags in! Kofi goes up and leaps to CROSSBODY! Then he KNEES Mansoor down! Kofi runs at Ali but into a SUPERKICK!

Ali puts Kofi in a drop zone and climbs up, 450 but he has to bail out as Kofi dodges! Tag to Woods, TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Ali is down, Woods climbs and walks the tightrope, LIMIT BREAKER!! Cover, Kofi CLOBBERS Mansoor, the New Day ELIMINATES Mansoor & Ali! RKBRO has to applaud the toughness, but here come the phenomenal former champions! Does the New Day stand a chance of making it through another round?

The New Day VS AJ Styles & Omos!

Raw returns and Styles hits a BACKBREAKER on Woods! Styles takes his time before he gets Woods’ arms for a motorcycle stretch! Riddle and the fans still rally for Woods, and Woods fights up, only for Styles to reel Woods in. Woods ducks, shoves Styles away but then Styles TACKLES Woods before the tag! Styles rains down forearms into Woods’ back, then he whips Woods to a corner hard! Woods bounces off buckles and writhes, but Styles looms over him as they go to ropes. Styles gets Woods up and RAMS his shoulder into Woods’ back. The ref counts, Styles lets off and he grins as he brings Woods around.

Woods throws hands, Styles CLUBS Woods down again, then stomps him. Styles steps to Kofi but then puts Woods in the corner. Tag to Omos and now the big man grabs Woods. Woods tries to get away but Omos taunts Kofi as he CLUBS Woods down again! Styles and Omos are having fun now as Omos stands on Woods’ back! The ref counts, Omos roars but steps away at 4. Omos drags Woods up, throws him to the corner, then taunts Kofi more. Styles gets cheap shots in but Woods knocks Styles down! Omos runs in to SPLASH Woods from behind! Riddle is horrified but Styles tags in to cover, TWO!

Styles snarls, stays between Woods and Kofi and then brings Woods up for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Kofi and fans rally for Woods but Styles keeps him down with a chinlock. Styles digs his knee into Woods, Riddle and the fans rally but Woods fights up. Woods throws hands, Styles throws him down! Styles paces, KICKS Woods’ leg, stomps the foot, then talks trash. Omos tells Styles to do more and Styles KICKS Woods in the leg again. Styles gets Woods up but Woods fires forearms and a ROLLING ELBOW! Styles actually falls out of the ring! Woods crawls, fans fire up but Styles returns! Kofi avoids the cheap shot but Woods rolls Styles up! TWO!! Woods LARIATS Styles down!

Fans fire up as both men are down! Woods and Styles crawl, even Riddle joins in on the clapping. Hot tags to Omos and Kofi! Kofi springboards but Omos SWATS him!! Omos tells RKBRO that’ll happen to them, too! Omos roars and then soaks up the heat as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once again, Omos taunting Kofi as he tags in Styles. Styles drags Kofi up and puts him in a corner to hoist him up top. Styles climbs up, fans rally and duel but Kofi fights back with body shots and clubbing forearms! Kofi headbutts Styles down, leaps and FLYING STOMPS Styles down! Kofi flounders as RKBRO is even more invested in this match. Styles runs in but Kofi dodges and Styles gets buckles! Kofi fires off fists, but Styles elbows him away! Styles goes up and QUEBRADAS! Styles manages to get the dragon sleeper but Kofi snapmares free! TROUBLE IN PARADISE!! Both men are down but Kofi crawls to a cover, only for Omos to break it!

Woods runs in but Omos choke grips! Woods fights as beset he can but Omos still TOSSES him out! Kofi fires off on Omos, Omos shoves him away and then hoists him up to hand off to Styles! STYLES CLASH!! Cover, Styles & Omos ELIMINATE the New Day!! But now we all know who is last and far from least…

AJ Styles & Omos VS Bobby Lashley & MVP!

The WWE World Champion will gladly be a greedy SOB if it means taking the fight to the Viper and The Bro. Will Lashley demolish the Phenomenal and the Mountain if it means getting at the gold?

MVP starts for his team, though, and Styles welcomes it. But Miami is MVP country so they’re on his side. MVP then says nah, and tags out to Lashley! Lashley and Styles circle, Styles kicks low and headlocks. Lashley powers up to SLAM Styles down! Lashley whips Styles hard into a corner, and Styles even bounces off the post! Riddle is horrified again but Orton just glares as Lashley fires off forearms and elbows into Styles! Lashley digs his fingers into Styles’ face but lets off as the ref counts. Lashley paces around, drags Styles up but Styles fires off a Phenomenal Blitz! Lashley blocks the backhand and back suplexes but Styles lands on his feet!

Lashley runs, Styles ducks and PELES! Lashley staggers, Styles gets away and now Omos tags in! Fans really like this one! Omos is fired up but Lashley flexes on him. Omos says those don’t measure up! Lashley and Omos tie up with knuckle locks for a test of strength! The two are evenly matched, and there might be a NEW All Mighty! But Lahsley kicks low, and again, then RAMS Omos into a corner! And RAMS him again and again and again! Omos looks mortal as Lashley brings him around for- No, OMOS suplexes Lashley! And then GOURD BUSTERS him! RKBRO are impressed for sure as Lashley gets to ropes. Omos runs in, and he BOOTS Lashley out of the ring!

Lashley ends up at the feet of the Viper, and the Bro gives them space. Lashley dares Orton to do something but Orton says Omos is his concern. Styles tags in and he leaps off commentary to wipe out BOTH Lashley and Orton! Riddle says to watch it, Lashley is the one in the match. But then Omos TOSSES Riddle into barriers! Styles bumps Lashley off steps and drags him into the ring. But MVP comes around to go after Styles! Styles kicks the bad leg then ENZIGURIS MVP down! Then Omos TOSSES Riddle over the announce desk! Styles aims at Lashley in the ring, prepares his arm, and springboards to PHENOMENAL- Lashley dodges to SPEAR!!! Cover, Lashley & MVP win!!

Winners: Bobby Lashley & MVP, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championships)

But Omos isn’t done with Lashley! TWO HAND SLAM!!! Just because Lashley’s a greedy SOB doesn’t mean Omos has to let him feel good about it! Will Omos and Styles simply wait on the other side of the Hurt Business VS RKBRO? Speaking of, RKO OUTTA NOWHERE!! Lashley goes down and the fans are thunderous for the Viper! Will Orton and Riddle make sure to humble and hurt the Chief Hurt Officer before the Extreme Rules showdown?


My Thoughts:

This feels odd. Raw was really good but also not… We got an awesome match out of McIntyre VS Sheamus, and I did not expect Sheamus to win. At the same time, McIntyre’s frustration building makes for good story as he heads ever closer to the WWE US Championship and the career Grand Slam. I suppose Extreme Rules isn’t quite big enough for that moment, but I feel like McIntyre will have to be waiting a long time at this rate. But one thing that’s a bit of a lower point is that something in Priest’s promo just made it feel less genuine to him and more like a writer trying to sound like him to keep him scripted. Priest VS Sheamus yet again will still be a very good match, but I hope they don’t take this off Priest until it is McIntyre facing him.

Good to see Natalya back, the match with Rhea & Nikki was good, but there’s a lot to the RawDown Women’s Tag Division that needs fixing. Nia and Shayna are on the rocks so I can literally only think of three times in it: the champions, and now the two teams that are going to be challenging them. I actually would appreciate if they gave us a Triple Threat for the titles at Extreme Rules, just to get everything out of the way while also giving us rare interaction between Rhea & Nikki with Shotzi & Tegan, but WWE has just been shooting themselves in the foot and choking the life out of their own rosters so I have no idea who wins or how the WWE can dig themselves out of this.

Morrison getting his parody of MIZ TV does make some sense, but boy was it awkward because it was as a pre-filmed backstage segment. Mostly because they didn’t want the fans to hijack it and razz on Kross the entire time. From this last few days in NXT, it was clear Kross isn’t seen as the most exciting wrestler, but things have really gone sideways for him with how Vince is too involved in the details. But at least they did what I was hoping for last week: Morrison VS Kross. Morrison could’ve looked better here, but I suppose Kross still has to look good for the weird reasons Vince has stored away somewhere. Maybe Morrison faces Keith Lee so Keith can at least get something.

Charlotte VS Nia happening here was a bit of a surprise, as was them doubling down on the scrappy, chippy nature of things from last week. I don’t think fans got that into it this week, they wanted to see a real and competitive match from these two. Plus, Shayna interfered in her own way and that’s why Charlotte won. A lame ending for what could’ve been really good here. But Alexa Bliss wanting next makes sense. They’ve kept her on the outside of things rather awkwardly, so now she’s getting back into the main story, and we’ll just have to cross our fingers that Vince doesn’t overdo the cheesier parts of Alexa’s and Lily’s supernatural powers.

I still don’t like that Piper Niven is sticking to this Doudrop stuff, but she seems to be committing to it so her promo went smoothly. Since Piper crushed Eva easily last time, I have a bad feeling Eva finds a way to get even with her and they keep this going until we get something at Extreme Rules, which makes sense on some level because of how they hyped #EvaLution to be this big thing. And while Reggie is still very exciting with his flips and tricks, I’m more intrigued by Drake Maverick being back on Raw after seeing him on NXT just last week. I liked the touch of keeping continuity, Truth bringing up Maverick’s wife because of their 24/7 title saga. I wouldn’t mind if Maverick was used to bring some seriousness to this title and really show his own grit and toughness at some point.

Then THE story of the night, to the point of making it what bookended the entire show. First, I do appreciate more of the crossover of the world title and the tag titles, though clearly they’ve crafted it to be just through Lashley and Orton, no room for anyone else. The New Day had another all-time performance tonight, lasting as long as they did through both halves of the gauntlet. All the teams looked good but New Day were the MVP team tonight. T-Bar and Mace get to really wreck shop, I hope those guys are waiting somewhere on the other side of Extreme Rules, even with how things turned out tonight. Of course Lashley & MVP win so they can keep things going with RKBRO, but I feel like title status quo is kept because I don’t see WWE doing double champions again for a long time.

My Score: 8.4/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/6/22)

Big fights tonight on Dynamite!

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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!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?

 

Miro speaks.

“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.

 

FTR speaks.

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?


My Thoughts:

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


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NOAH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.179 ~ 6TH JULY 2022

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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)

Event recap

Post match interviews

  • Yamagata Big Wing (Sunday, July 3rd)

Event recap

Post match interviews

CURRENT CHAMPIONS

  • 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
    Challenger: TBA

THIS WEEK IN NOAH

(July 2022 schedule)

  • YOSHIKI INAMURA FIRE FESTIVAL 2022

Friday, July 8th: vs Hide Kubota

July 9th: Road to Nippon Budokan special autograph session

Sunday, July 10th

Venue: Fujisan Messe, Shizuoka

Time: 13:00 JST

Broadcast: WrestleUniverse (event will not be streamed live)

LINKS

“Fire Festival 2022” Press Conference B Block – Yoshiki Inamura comments

I AM NOAH Ring Announcer

Keiji Mutoh Final Countdown Series

BOOK CORNER

Donmai-Donmai (Mitsuharu Misawa’s diary)

GIF taken from NOAH Official Twitter & NOAH Official YouTube


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