History is going to be made at Crown Jewel again!
WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for Riyadh season, and its another historic night! Who will win the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown finals?
- Kickoff Show – The Usos VS The Hurt Business; The Usos win.
- Hell in a Cell: Edge VS Seth Rollins; Edge wins.
- Mansoor VS Mustafa Ali; Mansoor wins.
- Raw Tag Team Championships: RKBRO VS AJ Styles & Omos; RKBRO wins and retains the titles.
- Queen’s Crown Finals: Zelina Vega VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven; Vega wins and is the inaugural Queen of the Ring.
- No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere: Goldberg VS Bobby Lashley; Goldberg wins.
- King of the Ring Finals: Finn Balor VS Xavier Woods; Woods wins and is the 2021 King of the Ring.
- WWE World Championship: Big E VS Drew McIntyre; Big E wins and retains the title.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Becky Lynch VS Bianca Belair VS Sasha Banks; Lynch wins and retains the title.
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman VS Brock Lesnar; Reigns wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
It’s the Crown Jewel Kickoff Show!
Kayla Braxton, Matt Camp and Peter Rosenberg are in the WWE Command Center to analyze, discuss and predict all the action!
Backstage interview with Paul Heyman.
Kevin Patrick spooks Heyman as he exits Roman Reigns’ room. Heyman tells him not to do that and then asks who he even is. Kevin introduces himself and says they’ve met before. But he’s hoping to get a word from Heyman about the monumental Universal Championship and if it will be difficult for him given his dueling loyalties to both Roman and Lesnar. Heyman says he can’t understand a word Kevin said. And also, Kayla surely put Kevin up to this. Heyman will smarten him up: ask an honest question that can get an honest answer out of him. Kevin thanks Heyman for the clarification. Then is it true that last Friday, he went over the title contract with Brock Lesnar?
Heyman sighs. “Before you get fired, which I’m hoping is really, really soon, let me give you an exclusive. Tonight at Crown Jewel, I am going to walk down to the ring with the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns. And I am going to walk back to the locker room with the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion. Thank you very much.” Did Heyman not name that winning champion on purpose? Or is it supposed to be a forgone conclusion of where his loyalties lie?
Kickoff Show – The Usos VS The Hurt Business!
This is non-title, but the SmackDown Tag Team Champions want to start things off right for the Bloodline! Will Jimmy & Jey make the Tribal Chief proud? Or will Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin prove they’re worthy of tag titles again?
The teams sort out, Jey starts with PRIMED Alexander. Fans are fired up for the “UCE-SO! UCE-SO!” Jey headlocks Alexander, Alexander powers out but Jey runs him over. Jey holds up the finger for #WeTheOnes. “UCE!” “SO!” Jey and Alexander circle, tie up, and Alexander waistlocks to a headlock. Jey powers out to his own headlock but Alexander rolls him away. Things speed up, Alexander hurdles but Jey back suplexes! Cover, TWO! Jey whips, Alexander reverses but Jey dodges to swipe at Benjamin. Alexander ROCKS Jey and hits a DDT! Tag to Benjamin, the Hurt Business mugs Jey, then Benjamin throws hands and stomps Jey down.
The ref counts, Benjamin lets off to RAM Jey into the Hurt Business corner. Jey fights back, even as Alexander tags in. But Benjamin picks Jey up, ATOMIC KNEE COMBO! Cover, TWO! Alexander wraps on a chinlock and grinds Jey down. Fans rally, Jey endures, and Jey fights up. Alexander wrenches the arm, uppercuts the shoulder, and keeps Jey from Jimmy for an EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Another, TWO! Alexander drags Jey and tags Benjamin in. Benjamin stomps Jey, drags him up, and hammerlocks before the scoop, SHOULDER BREAKER! Jey goes to a corner, Benjamin drags him up and reels him in for an arm-drag!
Benjamin pulls on Jey’s arm, isolates it with a cording hold but fans rally for Jey. Jey fights up, Benjamin wrangles him away from Jimmy. Benjamin grinds the shoulder, Jey fights up again and Jey gets to a corner. Benjamin throws hands, hoists Jey up top and throws haymakers. Benjamin climbs up but Jey fights back with body shots. Fans fire up as Jey shoves Benjamin down, but Benjamin gets Jey with a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jey is still in this but Alexander tags in. Alexander hooks up the arm and taunts Jimmy as he gets the leg for a HALF CRAB! Jey endures so Alexander lets off to stomp him down! Alexander isolates the arm to stomp the shoulder!
Alexander puts Jey in the corner, digs his boots in, then tags Benjamin. The Hurt Business mugs Jey, Benjamin pulls on Jey’s arm but Jey has the ropes. The ref counts, Benjamin lets off and Alexander talks trash. Fans boo as Benjamin mocks the #WeTheOnes, then he brings Jey up to slap him around. Jey counter punches! Fans fire up as Jey fires off haymakers, then kicks! Benjamin blocks and spins Jey but Jey DRAGON WHIPS! Fans fire up again as both men are down! Jimmy and the fans rally as Jey slowly gets up, hot tags to Alexander and Jimmy! Jimmy rallies on the Hurt Business! Alexander uppercuts and whips but Jimmy CLOBBERS him!
Jimmy mule kicks, uppercuts then dodges to pop-up SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Alexander goes to a corner, Jimmy shouts, “UCE!” and the fans shout “SO!” HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO! Jimmy drags Alexander up but Alexander back kicks! Jimmy waistlocks and O’Conner Rolls, TWO! JUMP KNEE from Benjamin! Alexander gets Jimmy up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Jimmy survives and Alexander can’t believe it! Tag to Benjamin and he drags Jimmy up. They want another atomic knee but Jimmy fights! Jey trips Alexander, Jimmy slips out of the back suplex to ROCK Alexander! Benjamin KNEES Jimmy, OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, Jey breaks it!
Alexander runs in, dodges Jey, handspring to the NEURALIZER! But Jey SUPERKICKS! Benjamin SUPERKICKS Jey, Jimmy mule kicks! But Benjamin comes back with PAYDIRT!! Cover, TWO!?! Jimmy survives and fans rally up as Benjamin stands. Benjamin reels Jimmy in, gets him up, but Jimmy fights free of the bomb! Jey tags in, Jimmy SUPERKICKS! Alexander tags in before the DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Alexander leaps in, the Usos dodge and DOUBLE SUPERKICK him down! Jey goes up top, USO SPLASH! Cover, the Usos win!
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall
The Bloodline starts off strong tonight with the Usos getting another win! Will the Bloodline stay strong with Roman facing The Beast once again?
Crown Jewel returns!
“This event has seen legends, and played host to history. Now we return to a place that brings out the best for all the world to see. Behold the dominant. The bold. The fearless. The powerful. And as we witness the best, we make way for the Beast. Tonight, the world marvels and celebrates as one.” From Riyadh, this is Crown Jewel!
Hell in a Cell: Edge VS Seth Rollins!
What started seven years ago with a vicious physical threat could now end with serious physical trauma. The Rated R Superstar wants to finally exorcise The Visionary from his life, and now they’re both going through Hell! Who survives this dance with the devil inside the sinister steel?
The bell rings and fans fire up as the two stare down. Edge then RAMS Rollins into the corner and fires off haymakers! Edge whips Rollins corner to corner, Rollins BOOTS him away and throws hands in return! “This is Awesome!” for the fans as Rollins throws more hands but Edge turns things around to throw forearms. Rollins staggers away, kicks back and whips, but Edge reverses to FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! And then he BOOTS Rollins down! Fans fire up as Edge stalks Rollins to the apron. Rollins hotshots Edge back! Rollins springboards to FLYING KNEE! Edge goes down but he bails out of the ring.
Rollins takes aim, builds speed, and DIVES, but Edge sends him into steel! Edge drags Rollins up to grind his face into the chain links! Edge stalks Rollins around the way, SMACKS Rollins off the steel, then whips Rollins into the steel steps! Edge snarls as he dribbles Rollins off the steel cage again. Edge puts Rollins in the ring and starts looking under the ring. Fans fire up as he brings out chairs! Edge puts the chairs in, Rollins runs in but into an IMPALER! Cover, TWO! Edge gets a chair, and breaks off a crossbar! Rollins panics but can’t get away! Rollins fights free of the crossface to go after Edge’s face!
Edge holds that off, kicks Rollins away, but Rollins comes back to SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO! Edge goes to the apron, Rollins runs and baseball slide dropkicks Edge to the floor! Rollins drags Edge up, snarls and RAMS Edge into the steel cage! Fans rally up for Edge but Rollins drags him up to run and RAM him into more red steel! Rollins drags Edge back up, fans tell him “You Suck!” but Rollins puts Edge in the ring. Rollins goes looking for things under the ring but Edge WRECKS him with a dropkick! Edge drags Rollins up through the ropes and throws knees. Edge drags Rollins in, whips him into a corner then runs in to RAM him!
Edge stalks Rollins but Rollins kicks him down! Rollins has a chair and SMACKS Edge on the back! Fans boo but Rollins SMACKS Edge again! And again! And again! And again and again and again! Fans still chant, “You Suck!” but Rollins ignores them to put Edge’s head on this chair. Rollins gets the other chair and wants to copy Edge’s most dangerous invention. CON-CHAIR- NO!! Edge trips Rollins and goes for the arm! Rollins scrambles but Edge still has the CROSSFACE! Rollins crawls, and he reaches for that broken crossbar! Rollins JAMS Edge in the face!! Fans boo and Edge checks his eye. Rollins gets a chair and tosses it to then ROLLING ELBOW it into Edge’s face!
Rollins hurries up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Edge is still in this and Rollins is seething. Rollins digs at Edge’s face, throws down hands, then paces about. Rollins goes out and looks under the ring. Rollins brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up as Rollins sets up the table at ringside. Edge stirs, Rollins stalks up behind him. Rollins clamps on and digs fingers into Edge’s face! Rollins only lets off to reel Edge in. Edge fights the bomb and swings, but into a double underhooks! UNPRETTIER!! Cover, TWO!! Not even a shoutout to Edge’s old pal could win this won! Fans again say “This is Awesome!” but Rollins is frustrated.
Rollins drags Edge back to a drop zone, he goes up top, but Edge SHOVES Rollins off! Rollins hits steel then fall through the table!! Fans lose their minds for that one! Edge drags himself out of the ring and brings Rollins out of the wreckage. Edge puts Rollins in the ring, covers, TWO!! Rollins is still in this somehow, fans sing and Edge pulls steel steps apart. Edge brings the base steps up and into the ring, then positions it at center. Edge brings Rollins up and over, but Rollins swings on him! Edge ducks to hit the EDGE-O-MATIC to the steps! Rollins is down on the steel but Edge isn’t done here. Edge has the chair, he stretches Rollins out on the steps, then climbs the corner.
Edge snarls, jumps, FULL METAL MACHO ELBOW to Rollins and the steps! Rollins flops off the steps, Edge crawls over to cover, TWO!! Rollins survives again but Edge takes aim from the corner. Rollins stands, Edge runs in, SUPERKICK from Rollins! Rollins reels Edge in, PEDIGREE!! Cover, TWO!?! Edge survives and Rollins is frustrated again. Rollins drags himself to a corner, aims at Edge and runs in, CURB- NO! Edge pops Rollins up to BUCKLE BOMB! Edge runs to SPEAR!! Edge flounders to the cover, TWO?!? Now Rollins survives and Edge can’t believe it! The fans are thunderous as Edge goes out of the ring and looks around under the ring.
Edge brings out a new table! He gets it in the ring, but then he thinks of something else. Edge looks under and finds a LADDER! We all know the Rated R Superstar loves those! Edge puts the ladder in the ring, too, and he aims to RAM Rollins down! Edge stands the ladder up in the corner, he brings Rollins around and ROCKS him with a haymaker. Edge whips Rollins corner to corner but Rollins reverses, Edge hits the ladder! The ladder falls with Edge, so Rollins smacks it off him! Rollins then fetches the table Edge brought in and sets it up in the center. Rollins positions it, brings Edge up and CLUBS away on the bad neck!
Rollins has a mad look in his eyes as he puts Edge on the table. Rollins takes the ladder to the corner and stands it up. Rollins climbs the ladder, but Edge springs up to hit Rollins first! Rollins hits back, Edge flops back to the table. Rollins climbs a little more but Edge hits him again! Edge headbutts Rollins, climbs up to join Rollins, but Rollins claws eyes to stop the superplex. Rollins CLUBS Edge more, then gets up to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB Edge through the table!! Cover, TWO!?!? HOW?!? Rollins throws the table scraps out of the ring in anger, and thinks of what he has to do next. Rollins goes out, looks around under the ring, and he brings out the toolbox!
But Rollins also looks around for more. Edge staggers up to his feet and Rollins goes back in after him. SUPERKICK! Edge somehow stays up so Rollins kicks the legs out. Rollins wants to relive MSG, SUPERKICK! Edge flops over and Rollins wants him to get up. But then Rollins goes to the toolbox and brings out a CHAIN! Rollins wraps the chain around his boot like a brass knuckles! Rollins aims at Edge as Edge slowly sits back up. Rollins grins as he FULL METAL SUPERKICKS!! The referee checks on Edge and somehow Edge is still conscious. Rollins says, “This is how your fairy tale ends!”
Rollins puts Edge’s head on a chair, goes back to a corner, runs back in, but Edge moves! LOW BLOW with the chair edge!! Edge manages to stand up again, Rollins sputters as he gets back up, Edge SUPERKICKS Rollins down! Edge grits his teeth as he steadies himself and takes aim again. Rollins gets up for another SUPERKICK! Edge takes the chain off Rollins’ boot and uses it for the GLASGOW GRIN! Rollins wants to use a wrench but Edge gets it and he uses THAT for the GLASGOW GRIN!!! Rollins endures but Edge lets him go?! Edge gets a chair, puts Rollins’ head on it, and runs in to CURB STOMP Rollins to the chair!!! Cover, Edge wins!
Winner: Edge, by pinfall
The Rated R Superstar uses Rollins’ own move to finish this! Has Edge finally moved past The Architect to continue his comeback?
Mansoor VS Mustafa Ali!
The Star of Saudi Arabia returns home, but he’ll only be celebrating once he’s humbled the man who thought he needed to teach Mansoor how to survive. Will the Beacon be lucky to survive now that he’s lit a fire inside Mansoor?
The bell rings and fans are fired up as the two stare down. Mansoor and Ali circle, tie up, and Ali pulls hair. Mansoor headlocks, hits a takeover, but Ali pulls hair again. Ali fights up, pulls hair and then steps on Mansoor’s leg to get out of the headlock. Ali wrenches the arm, Mansoor rolls and kips up but Ali throws him down by his hair. Ali has the cording hold and tells Mansoor he needs to learn. Ali wrenches to a wristlock again, but Mansoor handsprings and WRINGS Ali. Ali kips up but Mansoor throws Ali down by hair! Mansoor has the cording hold, Ali rolls but Mansoor wrenches and YANKS the arm. Ali wrenches back but Mansoor uses the ropes to get around and arm-drag!
Things speed up, Mansoor wheelbarrows to a victory roll and STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO, but Mansoor dropkicks Ali out of the ring! Ali seethes and tells fans to shut up but Mansoor waits on him. Ali gets in, gets around but Mansoor switches to SLAM Ali down. Ali fights up, backs Mansoor into the corner and mule kicks as he lets off. Ali goes to Mansoor and CHOPS him in the corner! Mansoor snarls as Ali talks trash to the fans, and Mansoor dodges to CHOP Ali back! And CHOP again! Ali reverses the whip but Mansoor goes up and over and CLOBBERS Ali! Mansoor whips, Ali holds ropes and bails out!
Mansoor gets annoyed but then he WRECKS Ali with a dropkick! Mansoor drags Ali back up to the apron, but Ali YANKS him down! Mansoor hits apron on the way down and fans boo as Ali leaves him behind. The ring count climbs, Mansoor gets up but Ali slings out to THROW Mansoor into the barriers! Ali drags Mansoor up and puts him in the ring. Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Ali clamps onto Mansoor with a Camel Clutch! Mansoor endures as Ali pulls back and fans rally up. Mansoor gets one arm free, then the other, but Ali shifts to a sleeper. Mansoor fights up, Ali elbows him in the shoulder! Ali brings Mansoor around but Mansoor blocks the suplex!
Ali CLUBS away on Mansoor, tries again, but Mansoor slips out o to RAM Ali into buckles! Ali bucks the O’Conner Roll to TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Mansoor as Ali slaps him around. “You’re gonna let them down! Just like you always do!” Ali stomps Mansoor in the corner and calls him a loser before he KICKS Mansoor in the chest. Ali says Mansoor is worthless, then KICKS him again! “You are nothing!” Mansoor blocks the kick this time and he glares at Ali as he stands up. Fans fire up as Mansoor eggs Ali on! Ali chops but Mansoor fires off with haymakers! Ali reverse the whip but Mansoor boots and ENZIGURIS! Then atomic drop to SPINEBUSTER!
Fans fire up with Mansoor and he stalks Ali. Mansoor wants Ali to get up but Ali begs for mercy. Mansoor boots Ali to the corner then fires off haymakers! Mansoor stomps, the ref counts, Mansoor lets off at 4. Mansoor runs in but Ali BOOTS him! Ali runs, into a LARIAT! Ali bails out but Mansoor builds speed and DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Ali gets up top, 450 but he has to roll through as Mansoor dodges! Ali runs back in but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into the corner! Mansoor goes up top with Ali down, and Mansoor MOONSAULTS! Mansoor clutches his neck as he crawls to the cover, TWO!! KOJI KLUTCH!!
Ali has Mansoor caught but fans rally up! Mansoor crawls, drags Ali along, but he’s fading! Mansoor gets a second wind to get the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Ali holds on until 4! Mansoor sputters but fans rally up again. Ali goes to the apron, then climbs up the corner. Ali aims, 450 FLOPS as Mansoor moves! Mansoor gets up and slingshots for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, Mansoor wins!
Winner: Mansoor, by pinfall
And the star shines bright in his hometown! But Ali is a sore loser and he attacks from behind! Ali stomps away on Mansoor then stomps him in the corner. But wait, who is that at the stage? They’re pretty covered up so it’s hard to tell. Even Ali is confused as he watches the man walk down the ramp. Whoever this is gets in the ring, and then reveals themselves as TAREK HAMDI! Saudi Arabia’s Olympic silver medalist in Karate is here to stand for the honor of his country! Ali tells Hamdi to leave, this doesn’t concern him. Hamdi says it does, and he squares up. Ali swings but into a ROUNDHOUSE!
Hamdi helps Mansoor up and fans are loving this moment! Mansoor raises Hamdi’s hand in victory, but all of Riyadh celebrates with these two! Will Mansoor use this moment to rise up in the ranks on SmackDown?
Titus O’Neil and Natalya make a special presentation.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the WWE is proud to honor four amazing women who defeated breast cancer from right here in Riyadh. Join in a round of applause for these brave women and the Zahra Breast Cancer Association. To them and everyone fighting this dreadful disease around the world, the WWE thanks you!
Raw Tag Team Championships: RKBRO VS AJ Styles & Omos!
The Viper and the Stallion have been going back and forth with the Phenomenal One and the Mountain of a Man, namely in terms of pulling one over on each other. But things are serious now, and only one team can reign! Will Randy Orton & Matt Riddle bring down Styles & Omos? Or will this match be #PhenomenallyDoneColossallyWon as Styles & Omos get their belts back?
Riddle has Orton hold on as they make their entrance. Styles & Omos think this is Riddle running away, and Orton is getting upset, but Riddle comes back riding a camel! Orton is in disbelief but he still walks with Riddle and his camel to the ring. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and one way or another, this feud from the Summer finally ends in the Fall!
Riddle starts with Styles and fans rally as the two circle. Fans cheer on the “BRO! BRO! BRO!” but Styles kicks and CLUBS Riddle down. Styles stomps Riddle to the corner then runs in, but Riddle dodges to fire off BRO KICKS! Riddle whips, Styles reverses but Riddle goes up and over and KICKS Styles off his feet! Tag to Orton and RKBRO mugs Styles. Orton bumps Styles off buckles, fans fire up and Orton whips. Styles reverses, Orton dodges but Styles denies the RKO at the last second! Styles runs into a kick, Orton uppercuts him down! Orton stomps Styles’ leg, then the other leg. Orton drags Styles to stand on Styles’ arm and stomp it down!
Orton scrapes his laces off Styles’ face, then tags in Riddle. Orton gives Riddle a boost for the ASSISTED FLOATING BRO! Cover, TWO! Riddle drags Orton up with a gut wrench and a spin! Then the suplex! But Styles ended up in his own corner! Riddle dares Omos to tag in, so Omos tags in! Omos says Riddle’s gonna get this work. Riddle runs but bounces off Omos’ shoulder! Styles shouts, “MORE!” and Omos scoops. Riddle slips out and tags in Orton! Fans fire up but Omos grins as he dares Orton to get in. Orton stares Omos down as they circle. Orton throws a forearm but Omos wants to see if he can hit harder. Omos runs to forearm again! But then Omos shoves him and runs him over!
Styles is fired up for Omos as Omos looms over Orton. Orton gets up, Omos grabs him by an ear and stands him up. Omos scoops and carries Orton to SNAKE EYES off the corner! Omos stands on Orton at the ropes, and even mocks Orton’s pose! The ref counts, Omos hops off and drags Orton over. Tag to Styles, Styles stomps Orton around, but Riddle gets fans rallying for “RANDY! RANDY!” Orton kicks back, throws hands, but runs into a dropkick! Cover, TWO! Styles grows frustrated but he wants Omos to finish this off. Tag to Omos and Omos stalks Orton. Omos clamps on a hand onto Orton’s shoulder and squeezes tight!
Orton endures and fans rally up for him. Orton fights up, and pokes Omos’ eyes! Hot tags to Riddle and Styles! Riddle shoulders into Styles, spins him around and PELES! Riddle kips up, runs into forearm smash Styles, then gives one to Omos! BROSPLODER for Styles, then a PENALTY- NO, Styles ducks that, dodges the standing moonsault, but not the BROTON! PENALTY KICK hits the second time! Cover, TWO! Fans still rally and Riddle brings Styles up to a fireman’s carry. Styles slips out, spins Riddle around and PELES! Styles reels Riddle in, Riddle slips out of the clash to fire off strikes!
Styles ducks the roundhouse to fire off the Phenomenal Blitz, only for Riddle to FINAL FLASH! Tag to Orton! Orton kicks, throws Styles into Omos, then hits the POWERSLAM! Fans fire up as Orton puts Styles through ropes, but Omos is on the apron! Omos choke grips but Riddle gets Omos’ foot! Omos kicks Riddle down but Orton hotshots Omos down! Styles ROCKS Orton with a forearm, then springboards, into an RKO!! Tag to Riddle and he’s up top, FLOATING BRO!! Cover, RKBRO wins!
Winners: RKBRO, by pinfall (still Raw Tag Team Champions)
The unlikely duo is still on top of the Raw Tag Division! Are they finally moving on from Styles & Omos? And if so, who is next to challenge the Viper & the Stallion for the gold?
Backstage interview with Becky Lynch.
Is she in any way worried about momentum given her lose to Sasha Banks last Friday? Becky whips off her sunglasses to glare at Kevin Patrick. She expected more from him, as friends from “the old country.” Kevin finally gets his big moment with her and wants to talk about Sasha cheating? He asks if Becky’s worried about momentum, but he should be asking “Esther.” She was on the run of a lifetime before Becky punched her in the face at SummerSlam. Momentum only means it hurts more when you hit a wall, and Becky’s the wall. But a Triple Threat means you can lose without being part of the decision.
She knows how they work, Kevin! She knows that either challenger can weasel their way to a win, steal the title, and never having to beat her. But if you think she’s going to rob the people of history and let either of those fools win, you aren’t paying attention. It is time for The Man to remind everyone just who the hell she is! But will #BigTimeBecks simply lose big on this historic night?
Queen’s Crown Finals: Zelina Vega VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven!
La Muneca has already declared herself queen and says she loves her loyal subjects. But is she going to eat her words when she gets #DouDROPPED? Or will she find a way to pop her opponent’s bubbly spirit and take the throne?
The bell rings and Vega says Piper has a way to go. They get face to face and Piper has the height advantage but Zelina shoves her. Piper shoves Zelina down! Zelina gets up to throw a forearm, then dodges to kick away on Piper’s leg. Piper blocks the kick to headbutt Zelina down! Zelina bails out but Piper waits for her to get up on the apron. Piper storms over but Zelina hotshots her away! Zelina climbs up, leaps, but Piper easily catches her. Piper pops Zelina up but Zelina sunset flips! Piper stays up, drags Zelina back up, and then CLOBBERS her! And again! Piper gets Zelina up, scoops her, and SLAMS her! Piper then drops an elbow and fans fire up.
Zelina goes to a corner, Piper stomps her then steps on her then climbs the corner. Zelina trips Piper up, then tilt-o-whirls for a DDT! Cover, TWO! Zelina is surprised but Piper gets to a corner. Zelina JUMP KICKS her down, then KNEES her against ropes! Cover, TWO! Zelina grows frustrated and she clamps onto Piper with a dragon sleeper! Piper endures, fans rally up and Piper fights up to her feet. Zelina becomes a backpack, but Piper RAMS her into buckles! Piper is free, runs back in, but Zelina kicks her legs out! Zelina hops on but Piper lets her slip right off, to LARIAT! Both women are down and Zelina crawls to a corner.
Piper rallies the fans up and she runs corner to corner, but Zelina dodges the cannonball! Zelina hits a CODE BREAKER! Piper is down, METEORA! Zelina drags Piper but Piper’s pretty big. Zelina manages a cover, TWO! Zelina is beside herself, but she runs, only for Piper to scoop for a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Zelina survives and now Piper is surprised. Fans rally and Piper grabs at Zelina. Zelina holds the ropes, Piper YANKS her off, then hits the BACK SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Zelina survives but Piper runs again, to BASEMENT FLOP as Zelina moves! Zelina hops on, CODE RED!! Cover, Zelina wins!!
Winner: Zelina Vega, by pinfall (inaugural Queen’s Crown winner)
La Muneca is victorious, and is now La Reina! She goes right to the throne, puts on the cape and crown, and holds up the scepter. “All Hail Queen Zelina!” But will Zelina use this reign to finally become champion?
No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere: Goldberg VS Bobby Lashley!
What started as a dream match of Spear VS Spear turned into a waking nightmare when things got personal. The Icon wants revenge for what the Rocky Mountain Machine did to his son, but will it be so easy when nothing is holding either man back?
The bell rings and Lashley already has a chain around his fist! Goldberg fires off on Lashley, Lashley keeps his guard up and then ROCKS Goldberg with metal punches! Lashley throws more and more haymakers as Goldberg is against the ropes, then Lashley POSTS Goldberg! Goldberg shakes out the cobwebs but he’s already got scratches that are bleeding. Lashley throws more hands, digs his knees into Goldberg in the corner, then lets off to go outside. Lashley brings a chair from the timekeeper’s area and SMACKS Goldberg on the back! And then again! Lashley puts the chair down and brings Goldberg up to POST him again!
Lashley goes back out, and gets a TABLE! Lashley puts that in the ring, Goldberg sputters but Lashley throws elbows over and over on Goldberg! Lashley stands on Goldberg’s legs, especially the braced left leg! Lashley then sets up the table in the corner, grins as he goes back and CHOP BLOCKS Goldberg’s bad leg! Lashley soaks up the heat from the fans and then stomps Goldberg’s bad leg. Lashley gives Goldberg some ground ‘n’ pound, puts the chair around Goldberg’s bad leg, and then pushes down on it like a vice! Then he STOMPS the chair to jam the leg! Lashley positions the chair and climbs up the corner, to jump and STOMP the chair!!
Fans boo but Lashley soaks up the heat. Lashley watches Goldberg flounder on one good leg, snarls as Goldberg stands at the ropes, and then runs corner to corner to SPEAR but Goldberg moves! Lashley crashes through table all alone!! Goldberg gets the bad leg moving while Lashley writhes in the wreckage. Lashley flounders up, Goldberg takes aim now, and he runs in to SPEAER Lashley down! Goldberg fires up and drags Lashley up, reels him in, and suplexes for the JACKHAMMER!! But Goldberg won’t end it here, he literally takes the gloves off. Goldberg throws Lashley outside, goes out after him, and runs in to SPEAR Lashley through the timekeeper’s area!
“You touched my son, you’re dead!” Goldberg leaves Lashley behind to then check around under the ring. Goldberg takes steel steps apart then goes back for Lashley. Goldberg bumps Lashley off barriers for the front row to get even closer to the action. Goldberg also smacks Lashley off the announce desk! Goldberg says this is to the death, and he brings Lashley around to bump him off more barriers! Lashley has blood coming from somewhere on his arm but Goldberg isn’t done! He pushes Lashley’s face into the steel steps and says Lashley will pay. Goldberg picks up the other half of the steps, but Lashley moves before the SMASH!
Goldberg stalks Lashley up the ramp and to the stage. Lashley wants to stop here, but The Hurt Business arrives as reinforcements! They have kendo sticks and Shelton Benjamin runs in first! Into a BOOT! Cedric Alexander runs in, into a BACK DROP! And now Goldberg has a kendo stick! He and Lashley stare down, Goldberg SMACKS Lashley in the ribs then SMACKS him on the back! Then SMACKS him down again! Goldberg BREAKS his kendo stick and throws it away. Lashley staggers up, Goldberg SPEARS Lashley off the stage!! They crawl down through spare tables, Goldberg covers, Goldberg wins!
Winner: Goldberg, by pinfall
And the Icon has avenged his family’s honor! Lashley is lucky to survive Goldberg’s wrath, will this moment humble him and The Hurt Business?
King of the Ring Finals: Finn Balor VS Xavier Woods!
One may be a Prince, but the other is a dreamer who has always wanted more! Only one man can ascend to the throne, who will wear the crown and join legends in the history books?
The bell rings and the two fist bump to show respect. The fans cheer and the two circle. They tie up, Balor waistlocks, Woods wrenches to a wristlock. Woods hammerlocks, Balor reaches around to then shift and headlock. Woods powers up but can’t power out as Balor holds tight. Balor hits a takeover, Woods rolls it to a cover, ONE! Woods fights up, puts Balor on ropes, and the two let off cleanly. Balor then gets around to spin, snapmare and headlock, but Woods slips out to hammerlock. Balor rolls around, trips Woods and gets a headlock. Woods moves around, Balor cranks the headlock but Woods headscissors, only for Balor to kip out.
Woods tilt-o-whirls to a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO! Woods keeps on Balor with an armlock, digs his elbow in, but Balor fights up. Woods wrenches, YANKS on the arm, whips but Balor reverses. Woods sunset flips, Balor rolls through and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Balor clamps on a chinlock, fans rally up as Woods endures. Woods fights up, powers up and back suplexes, but Balor holds on! Woods moves around, and he gets the ropebreak as Balor gets the crossface! Balor lets off, to CHOP Woods, then snapmare and go after the arm! Balor puts on a half straitjacket and fans rally up as Woods endures again.
Woods fights up, Balor CLUBS him but Woods hits back! Woods CHOPS, shoves and LEG LARIATS! Then mule kick to a BACK SENTON! Balor staggers into a drop toehold! Woods runs and dropkicks Balor against ropes! Woods aims from the apron, Balor runs in but into a GAMANGIRI! Woods steps in but Balor blocks the DDT to trip Woods up for a DOUBLE STOMP! Woods writhes and sputters as he goes to a corner. Balor runs in to CHOP! Balor bumps Woods off buckles, CHOPS him again, but Woods ROCKS Balor with forearms and CHOPS! Balor ROCKS Woods, whips, but Woods reverses. Balor reverses back, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO!
Balor aims from the corner, runs in and SLINGBLADES Woods back down! Woods staggers, Balor runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Woods snarls but fans rally up as the two stand. Woods CHOPS, throws off the armband and CHOPS again! Woods forearms, CHOPS, repeat! He fires off then whips but Balor reverses, only for Woods to kick him back! Balor CHOPS, Wolds ROLLING ELBOWS but Balor PELES! Both men are down again but fans fire up! “This is Awesome!” as both men slowly stir. Balor sits up, drags Woods up but Woods fireman’s carries! Balor fights out with elbows and he keeps elbowing Woods down to the mat!
Balor dragon sleepers and drags Woods up but Woods turns that to a cradle! TWO!! Balor narrowly escapes, Woods BOOTS him from the corner! Woods goes up but Balor GAMANGIRIS Woods down! Balor goes to the corner, but Woods SHORYUKENS! Woods goes up top and brings Balor up, SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Balor survives and both men are down again. Woods stands up and goes to a corner. Woods climbs up, tightrope and LIMIT- KNEES!! Balor counters and covers, TWO! SLINGBLADE! SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Woods is in the drop zone and Balor goes up top! COUP DE- NO! Woods moves and gets the arm, La Magistrol! TWO!! ENZIGURI from Woods!
Woods mule kicks, reels Balor in, suplex to GUT BUSTER! Woods sets Balor back in the center and goes back to the corner! LIMITBREAKER ELBOW!! Cover, Woods wins!!
Winner: Xavier Woods, by pinfall (2021 King of the Ring)
Woods says this was his destiny, and destiny has been fulfilled! He goes to the throne and puts on the cape. He picks up the scepter and dons the crown, for “All Hail King Xavier!” Woods says he has the power, he calls the shots, will Woods use this to reign over SmackDown?
WWE World Championship: Big E VS Drew McIntyre!
The Powerhouse of Positivity took the title off Bobby Lashley thanks to his Money in the Bank contract and finally reached the pinnacle of the WWE. However, his win freed the Scottish Warrior from his banishment, and now McIntyre wants this title back! Will McIntyre finally have his moment and begin his third reign? Or will Big E refuse to let his moment end after waiting for so long?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and much of the WWE’s landscape is shaped right here and now!
Big E and McIntyre stare down and Big E says McIntyre’s never been in the ring with someone like him. The two tie up, go around, and end up in a deadlock. They break, go again, and Big E headlocks. McIntyre powers out, the two ram shoulders and neither falls. Big E dares McIntyre to try that, McIntyre runs and they ram shoulders. Again both men stay up and McIntyre grins. They tie up with knuckle locks, McIntyre kicks one and wrenches to headlock. Big E powers out but McIntyre goes up and over in the corner. McIntyre runs to run Big E over! And arm-drag him down to a cording hold! Big E endures the grind, fights up, and arm-drags free!
Things speed up, Big E hurdles then CLOBBERS McIntyre! Big E puts McIntyre on the apron, CLUBS him in the chest over and over, but lets off to then climb up. McIntyre gets away so Big E goes around the way, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! The ring count climbs, McIntyre puts Big E in a 5. McIntyre drags Big E up, bumps him off buckles then throws big haymakers and CHOPS Big E hits back, whips but McIntyre reverses to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! And then rolling clutch, TWO! McIntyre clamps onto Big E with a chinbar and armlock. Fans rally as Big E fights up, but McIntyre grinds him back down.
Big E fights up, throws body shots, then runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife, TWO! McIntyre watches Big E rise, then brings him up to CHOP! McIntyre ROCKS Big E, CHOPS him again, then whips to ropes. Big E reverses but McIntyre kicks and runs. Big E catches McIntyre for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! And then another! Big E baits McIntyre in, into the side Belly2Belly! Fans fire up as Big E swivels them hips! Big E runs side to side but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! McIntyre clinches to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up and fans fire up! McIntyre watches Big E rise and brings him up for underhooks, but Big E wrenches out to Belly2Belly!
Big E runs and hits the BIG SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Big E keeps his cool and claps. The fans clap along, “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Big E scoops McIntyre but McIntyre slips off to rolling O’Conner, TWO! Big E runs but into a scoop MICHINOKU! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre catches his breath, gets to a corner and goes up to the top rope. Big E stands, McIntyre jumps but Big E dodges to come back, only to be put in a corner. McIntyre runs into the Urenag-E! Cover, TWO! Big E waits for McIntyre to stand while fans rally and duel. GLASGOW KISS! McIntyre swings but into a backslide! TWO, McIntyre hooks the arms, FUTURE SHOCK! Cover, TWO!!
Fans say “This is Awesome!” as Big E survives! McIntyre waits for Big E to rise, and he runs in, but Big E POWERBOMBS! Then STRETCH MUFFLER! McIntyre endures as he hangs upside-down and Big E cranks the leg! But McIntyre drags Big E down, only for Big E to push him away! Scoop and BIG ENDING!! Cover, TWO!??! McIntyre survives and shocks Big E! Big E shakes that off, gets McIntyre up and hoists him to the top rope. McIntyre hops down but Big E CLUBS him. Big E drags McIntyre back up as he climbs, and Big E brings McIntyre onto his shoulder! McIntyre fights with clubbing forearms, then jumps up to SUPER BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous as McIntyre aims from the corner. McIntyre runs but Big E ducks the Claymore! McIntyre flops to the apron, Big E waits for him to stand. Big E builds speed but McIntyre gets in, CLAYMORE!! Cover, TWO!?!! Now Big E shocks McIntyre and fans lose their minds! McIntyre gets up, fans want that “One More Time!” and he gets Big E up. McIntyre scoops, but Big E slips off! Big E shoves then dodges McIntyre to tilt-o-whirl scoop, for a BIG ENDING!! Cover, Big E wins!!
Winner: Big E, by pinfall (still WWE World Champion)
And that’s big! The Powerhouse of Positivity keeps this title around his waist and on Monday Night Raw! Will Big E continue to prove himself worthy against challenger after challenger?
SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Becky Lynch VS Bianca Belair VS Sasha Banks!
The Man came ’round at SummerSlam when The Boss was MIA, and she took the title off The EST in 26 seconds! And she hasn’t let anyone forget it, either. But will no one forget when #BigTimeBecks defeats two opponents at once to keep the title? Or will it be even more memorable when someone wins it off her here in Riyadh?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and one way or another, this will be big for the WWE Women’s Division!
The three stare down as they circle, and Sasha kicks Becky to headlock Bianca. Bianca powers out and follows, Sasha ducks but Bianca handsprings and runs Becky over with a shoulder. Sasha whips Bianca then hurdles but Bianca catches Sasha’s crossbody! Becky hops on for a sleeper! But Bianca RAMS Becky into buckles, then swings Sasha into her! Down goes Becky, Bianca FALL AWAY SLAMS Sasha! Bianca kips up, fans rally and she runs but into Sasha’s knees. Sasha goes up but Bianca ROCKS her! Bianca then trophy lifts Sasha and carries her around with one arm! Then she DROPS Sasha, only for Becky to trip her up and throw her down!
Becky goes after Sasha but into a body scissor clutch! TWO, and Sasha wheelbarrows to victory roll! TWO, and Sasha knees Becky low. Sasha runs in at the corner, goes up and around to arm-drag and dragon’s lair but Becky turns that to a ghost pin! TWO, and Sasha SLAPS Becky! Sasha knuckle locks, goes up and up and arm-drags! Cover, TWO as Becky goes Matrix! Becky dusts herself off, things speed up, Sasha tilt-o-whirls and throws Becky into Bianca! Becky holds off the Backstabber but Sasha blocks the mule kick to trip Becky. METEORA! Cover, TWO! Sasha brings Becky up, headlocks, but Bianca is on the apron.
Sasha kicks Bianca and gets a BULLDOG to the BANK STATEMENT! But Bianca rushes in to drag Sasha off and bump her off buckles. Bianca brings Sasha around to bump her off more buckles, then she stomps her down. Becky storms over, brings Bianca around but Bianca ducks the punch. Becky elbows Bianca away, monkey flips Sasha at Bianca, but Sasha uses that to roll and RANA Bianca into Becky! Sasha then runs in to DOUBLE KNEE Becky! But Bianca drags Sasha into the torture rack! Becky is up, SHOTGUN MISSILE DROPKICK knocks Bianca down and sends Sasha flying! All three women are down but the fans fire up, “This is Awesome!”
Becky crawls to cover Bianca, TWO! She hurries to cover Sasha, TWO! Becky grows frustrated but Sasha bails out. Becky kicks Bianca around, then hits a NECK SNAPPER! Fans fire up with The Man and she runs to drop a leg, brother! Then an elbow! Becky fires up again and runs, but Bianca avoids the leg! Bianca swings but Becky dodges to pick an ankle, throw an elbow and sweep the legs to a BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Becky sees Sasha and storms over. Sasha throws a forearm but she shoulders into Becky’s knee! Becky uppercuts, back kicks, then goes up to GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!
Sasha flounders away and Becky is frustrated again but the fans are loving this. Becky stomps Bianca then stomps Sasha. Becky brings Bianca up to BECKSPLODER! She gets Sasha up, BECKSPLODER! Cover on them both, TWO!! Becky says this is HER title, and then she CLUBS them each in turn. Becky’s the game changer, the history maker, this is HERS! Becky climbs up, leaps, but they both catch her! Becky tries to apologize and say they’re still cool, but they DOUBLE BUCKLE BOMB her! Fans fire up as The EST and The Boss stare down. They go, Bianca rolls Sasha up, TWO! Sasha rolls Bianca up, TWO! Sasha tilt-o-whirls to a crucifix pin, TWO! Bianca gets a ghost pin, TWO!
Sasha runs but Bianca blocks the takedown to turn her around. Sasha fights the backslide and fans rally as Sasha arm-drags. Bianca comes back to run Sasha over! Bianca drags Sasha up, whips her to a corner but Sasha reverses. Bianca goes up and over and handsprings to come back with a dropkick! Bianca fires up, spins Sasha around and reels her in for a suplex! Sasha escapes and spins Bianca to snap suplex! Una amiga as Sasha gets Bianca up! Dos Amigas, and then THREE AMIGAS! Fans rally for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” and “SASHA! SASHA!” as she climbs up. Sasha gives Becky some stomps, then reaches the top to FROG SPLASH but has to roll through!
Bianca comes back, Sasha dodges to METEORA Becky! Bianca runs in, NIGHTSHADE! Sasha runs but Bianca POUNCES her! Sasha falls out of the ring, Bianca goes after Becky but Becky dodges to JUMP KICK! Becky comes back, manages to body scissor roll Bianca to a cover, TWO! Bianca has the sunset flip, TWO! Becky runs in to knee low! Becky whips Bianca but Bianca reverses. Becky goes up and mule kicks, but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! Fans rally, Bianca runs in but Becky BOOTS her away. Becky then back elbows but Bianca blocks to get the torture rack! Sasha is on the apron, Bianca uses Becky to knock her down!
Bianca throws Becky but she lands out on her feet! Becky tilt-o-whirls but into a GUTBUSTER! Bianca runs to SPLASH onto knees! Becky runs in to trip Bianca to a jackknife, TWO! Sasha tries to add her weight but Bianca still bridges up! Sasha sunset flips but Bianca stays up to suplex Becky, then she stomps Sasha before she SLAMS Becky down! The strongEST for sure, and she runs to handspring, only to FLOP as both Sasha and Becky move! Fans rally up as Becky and Sasha get Bianca in DISARM-HER AND BANK STATEMENT!! Bianca endures the dueling submissions but Sasha kicks Becky down.
Sasha puts Becky in a corner and stomps away. Fans fire up for The Boss but Becky EuroUppers back! And again and again! Becky jump kicks in the corner, then pushes Sasha down to go up top. Sasha gets under the dropkick and reels Becky in, BACKSTABBER to BANK STATEMENT! Becky endures, reaches, powers up, but Bianca handsprings to MOONSAULT onto them both! Cover on Becky, TWO! Cover on Sasha, TWO! All three women are down but fans fire up again. Becky flops out of the ring but Bianca runs at Sasha in a corner to RAM a shoulder in! Bianca even throws body shots, then she backs up to run in. Sasha slips out to the apron to KNEE Bianca!
Sasha tilt-o-whirls in to throw Bianca, then throws her by her ponytail! Fans rally for Sasha and she drags Bianca up by the ponytail. Sasha plays around and uses the tail to reel Bianca in for KNEE after KNEE! But Bianca blocks the kick, uses the tail to flip Sasha around to an O’CONNER BRIDGE! But Becky breaks it in time! Becky scowls as she runs in to forearm Sasha! Then she goes corner to corner to forearm Bianca! Sasha adds knees, but Becky spins Sasha around, butterfly- NO! Sasha slips out, but Becky reels her in, MANHANDLE SLAM! Cover, Bianca breaks it in time!! Fans are thunderous as all three women are down!
Becky hits Bianca back and they brawl on the mat. They pick up speed, Bianca hammers away on Becky then shoves her. Becky gets around, MAN- NO! Bianca slips out, chicken wings, but Becky victory rolls Bianca into the corner! Bianca ends up on the apron, Becky fires away on her in the ropes! Becky brings Bianca throw the ropes by the ponytail, but Sasha kicks them both down! Sasha KNEES Bianca, runs side to side and she slides, but Bianca holds the ropes! Sasha can’t get Bianca to let go, Bianca back flips out of the bomb! Sasha mule kicks then brings Bianca around, uses the steep steps to tornado but Bianca denies the DDT!
Sasha reels Bianca in again, but Bianca fights the backstabber. Becky LEAPS off the announce desk to take them both down! Becky puts Bianca in the ring, hurries to get her up and around, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! ARMBAR! Bianca clasps hands to fight this off but Becky rolls to the DISARM-HER! But Sasha runs in, only for Becky to drop toehold! DOUBLE DISARM-HER!!! Both opponents endure, both opponents power up, Bianca has a DOUBLE FIREMAN’S! But Becky slips off, then Sasha! Sasha hits a BACKSTABBER! But Becky runs in, only for Sasha to spin her! Becky shoves her away, mule kicks and HEEL KICKS!
Becky drags Sasha back up, MAN- NO! Victory roll, but Becky blocks, only for Bianca to drag her into a torture rack! KISS OF DEATH! But Sasha whips, only for Bianca to reverse! Sasha drags Bianca out to join her! Sasha hurries back in after Becky, but Becky cradles! WITH ROPES! Becky wins!!!
Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall (still SmackDown Women’s Champion)
Big Time Becks used Sasha and Bianca against each other, and now she’s taking this title with her to Raw! And with Raw Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair, going to SmackDown, what does this mean for the title scenes?
WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman VS Brock Lesnar!
The Tribal Chief is very familiar with his Special Counsel’s past as The Advocate to The Beast given the battles these two behemoths have had with each other. Heyman promises that he walks down to the ring with the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion and that he walks back up the ramp with the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion. But then, who will that be after this newest chapter in Reigns VS Lesnar?
Heyman hands the belt to Roman on stage so that he can summon the pyro. Roman gives the belt to Heyman to carry as a banner as they go to the ring. Heyman gives the belt back and Roman raises it for more pyro. Then Lesnar makes his entrance, with his own pyro. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see which Heyman Guy comes out the guy.
Fans rally for “SUPLEX CITY!” already as Lesnar and Roman circle. They tie up against the ropes, Roman puts Lesnar in the corner then gets away. Lesnar grins as he and Roman reset. They circle, fans fire up and Lesnar kicks low to CLUB away on Roman’s back! Lesnar waistlocks but Roman elbows free! Roman throws haymakers, but Lesnar gets around to waistlock! Roman holds ropes, throws elbows again and is free. Roman throws uppercuts but Lesnar RAMS him into a corner! Lesnar RAMS into Roman again and again! Roman comes back with big forearms! Lesnar gets around but Roman grabs the ropes!
Roman elbows free yet again, but then Lesnar ducks the clothesline to GERMAN SUPLEX! And so it begins! Roman grabs the buckle in the corner but Lesnar pulls and pulls. The ref counts, Lesnar CLUBS Roman, then RAMS into him! And again! And again! Lesnar then stomps Roman down, lets off, and looms over Roman in the corner. Lesnar stomps Roman, brings him up, but Roman hotshots and trips Lesnar up! Lesnar BOOTS Roman into the barriers! But Roman comes back with haymakers, then POSTS Lesnar! Roman catches his breath, the ring count climbs, Lesnar stands and picks Roman up! Roman grabs post so Lesnar throws him into the ring.
Fans rally and duel as Lesnar gets on the apron. Roman runs in to SUPERMAN PUNCH Lesnar down! Lesnar hits the floor, Roman hears the ring count but builds speed to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Lesnar! Fans lose their minds as Roman and Lesnar slowly rise. Lesnar gets in the ring at 5 of 10, but Roman follows. Roman aims as Lesnar stands, SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!! Lesnar survives and Roman is shocked! Fans rally and duel harder as Roman goes to a corner. Roman locks ‘n’ loads, SUPERMAN PUNCH! Lesnar flounders, Roman reloads and SUPERMAN PUNCH! Lesnar falls in the corner but still gets up! Lesnar shakes out the cobwebs, Roman aims again, “OOAH~!”
Roman run but Lesnar hurdles and Roman POSTS himself!! Fans say, “This is Awesome!” as Lesnar gets up and get a GERMAN SUPLEX! That’s two! He gets Roman for another GERMAN SUPLEX! That’s three! Lesnar wants Roman to get up again, and he roars! GERMAN SUPLEX! That’s four! Lesnar roars more and fans roar with him. Lesnar stands Roman up again, fireman’s carries and F5!! Cover, TWO!?!? Roman survives and no one can believe it! Fans are thunderous as they duel and Lesnar stalks Roman. Roman sputters, Lesnar drags Roman up, and fireman’s carries to F- NO! GUILLOTINE!! Lesnar powers up but Roman holds tight, Lesnar still SPINEBUSTERS!
Lesnar drags Roman up, fireman’s carries again, and F5, but into the ref!! Lesnar covers but no ref! Lesnar would’ve won by now but it doesn’t matter! Lesnar throws the ref out of the ring but he turns around into a SPEAR!! Both men are down, there’s no ref, and Heyman watches both men. Heyman throws the title belt into the ring and shouts, “You know what to do with it!” But who did he say that to? He threw the belt in the middle, was that by accident? The two tug-o-war over the belt, but here come the Usos! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Maybe that was the plan? Roman gets the belt to CLOBBER Lesnar! A new ref appears and counts the cover, Roman wins!!
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall (still WWE Universal Champion)
Was Heyman using the belt as a distraction just so Lesnar would lose focus? He still leaves with the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Universal Champion, but was it the one he was expecting?
Honestly, this was a great night for the WWE. Now, obviously Goldberg VS Lashley had just a clumsy story build to this point, but even that was a decent match given they also added Falls Count Anywhere outta nowhere. And a Spear off the stage was a good finish either way. Goldberg won and he wasn’t a liability, that’s the most fans can ask for. One thing WWE is figuring out is that even kickoff matches can be fun, which Usos VS Hurt Business was. Naturally, Usos win, there’s not really a reason for a team going to Raw to win over the SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Kicking off the main show with HIAC was awesome, a lot of great story and references back to previous matches, and Edge winning was a natural choice. I’m still just confused as to why they both get drafted to the same show.
Mansoor VS Ali was really good and of course Mansoor wins in Saudi Arabia. But for one, I do like that Ali attacked after, this feud could and should continue on SmackDown. Also a nice moment for Saudi Arabia having their other hometown hero in Hamdi having a part to play on the show. RKBRO VS Styles & Omos was good and I figured RKBRO would win. It’s time for them to move on from Styles & Omos, maybe to Hurt Business since we never saw Lashley get his title shot because of MVP’s injury. Then, the Queen’s Crown finals barely did any better than the other rounds, three paragraphs is the longest match that tournament has had. It’s still great for Vega to win because she hasn’t had much of anything, but I’m sure she and Piper could’ve given way more than what we got.
Meanwhile, Balor VS Woods was great stuff, and it is so great for Woods to win. He was talking about KOTR since last year, he is essentially the onscreen reason this tournament even came back, it is only right that he won. Woods will bring the crown to SmackDown, I can’t wait to see how King Xavier does things on Fridays. Big E VS McIntyre was great stuff, too, the false finishes really upped this one. With McIntyre leaving to SmackDown, of course Big E wins to keep this title on Raw. Again, I would’ve liked if McIntyre stayed on Raw to go for the US title and his Grand Slam, but maybe McIntyre is next for Roman. Big E could face just about anyone on Raw, who knows where they go with it.
The SmackDown Women’s Triple Threat was great stuff, the fans really love all three women, and they all got to give us great stuff. Each woman got really close to winning this, but given Charlotte Flair is bringing the Raw Women’s title to SmackDown, it only makes sense someone going to Raw brings the SmackDown title. With Bianca just losing to Charlotte, I suppose it makes sense Becky retains. We’re going to get a boring trade but again, I suppose Becky deserves to reign to make up for her time away. Maybe there’s something more or better planned, but more than likely not.
The Universal Championship story was really great stuff, especially considering Heyman’s part to play in this. Heyman was perfectly vague in his promos, implying his loyalty is to the championship, not the person holding it. He did a great job with that throw so that it was right between the two guys, while his facial expressions did make it seem like he expected things to go Lesnar’s way. I’m sure the next step is Heyman and The Bloodline trying to get past the suspicions and refocusing on other challengers. Survivor Series is next, so that is brand VS brand, they probably pick on The New Day on the road to Big E VS Roman. But again, McIntyre could try and take the title so he can have a rematch with Big E.
My Score: 8.7/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/8/23)
There’s gold in El Paso!
Dynamite becomes championship fight night!
From the tag to the trios to both men’s and women’s world championships, AEW is giving out title opportunities on Dynamite! Who strikes gold in El Paso?
- AEW World Title Eliminator: MJF VS Konosuke Takeshita; MJF wins and denies Konosuke a title match.
- AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator: Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker & Rebel VS The Bunny w/ Penelope Ford; Hayter wins and denies Bunny a title match.
- The Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet Challenge: Ricky Starks VS The Jericho Appreciation Society; The JAS wins and denies Starks a match with Chris Jericho.
- Bryan Danielson VS Rush; Bryan wins.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite VS AR Fox & Top Flight; win and
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS The Gunns; win and
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW World Title Eliminator: MJF VS Konosuke Takeshita!
While he is determined to not have the One Hour Ironman Match with Bryan Danielson, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has no choice but to have this match with The Future of Wrestling. Will MJF cross Konosuke off the list of contenders? Or will Konosuke have a golden ticket for a real shot at the Big Burberry Belt?
The bell rings and MJF has El Paso settle down as he offers a handshake to Konosuke. Konosuke shakes his head instead, not trusting this. Fans call MJF an A-Hole, but MJF still offers the handshake. Konosuke takes the handshake after all, but MJF kicks low! Konosuke was right to not trust MJF before! MJF whips, Konosuke ducks ‘n’ dodges and CLOBBERS MJF with the Takeshita Line! Fans fire up and Konosuke has MJF in a corner. Konosuke climbs up to rain down fists! Fans count along to nine, but MJF carries Konosuke off the corner for an atomic drop! MJF tells fans, “Up yours,” then runs, but into the JUMP KNEE!
Fans fire up again as Konosuke stands tall! Konosuke waits on MJF to get up, runs in, but MJF uses the ref as a shield! Fans boo as MJF tackles Konosuke and drops knees on the arm again and again! MJF drags Konosuke up and WRINGS him out into buckles! Fans taunt “Maxi-Pad!” but MJF just taunts them back. MJF drags Konosuke up, clamps onto the arm and also fishhooks Konosuke’s nose. Fans duel, “Let’s Go, Maxwell!” “MAXWELL SUCKS!” Konosuke fights up, throws forearm after forearm and is free! Konosuke runs, MJF spins him and WRINGS his arm out again! MJF drags Konosuke up, hammerlock and lift for a DDT! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally while MJF grows frustrated. MJF drags Konosuke by the bad arm, and BITES the fingers! The ref counts, MJF lets off, and he stalks Konosuke to a corner. MJF CLAWS Konosuke, whips, but Konosuke blocks. MJF CLUBS the bad arm and soaks up the heat. MJF whips, Konosuke reverses but MJF blocks the whip to reverse. MJF swings, into an EXPLODER into buckles! Fans fire up again while both men are down! Konosuke goes to the other corner, runs back in and BOOTS MJF! Konosuke keeps going, for another BOOT! Fans fire up, Konosuke keeps moving, but MJF moves! The boot gets caught up, MJF rolls Konosuke, TWO!
MJF whips, Konosuke reverses but MJF goes up, into a KICK! Konosuke pushes MJF down, brings him up and suplexes, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and frustrates Konosuke but fans fire up. Konosuke clutches the bad arm, goes to a corner and climbs, and fans fire up for the Latino Heat from the Japanese Phenomenon! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Fans cheer for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” while Konosuke grits his teeth. Konosuke drags MJF up, suplexes again, but MJF blocks. MJF wrenches the bad arm, they roll, Konosuke rolls free and tilt-o-whirls, but MJF has him in position!
But Konosuke kicks his way to reverse positions! Tuck and BASTARD DRIVER!! But then a deadlift WHEELBARROW GERMAN!! Fans are thunderous for Konosuke as he gets his bad arm working. Konosuke runs in but MJF bails out. Fans boo, but Konosuke doesn’t look away. Konosuke slingshots, but MJF moves to avoid the Plancha! Konosuke crashes ‘n’ burns and MJF is in the ring. The ring count climbs, but MJF goes out at 4 of 10. MJF fetches Konosuke, SLAMS the bad arm on the floor, then drags him up again. MJF says, “This is your boy? He’s done!” But Konosuke turns things around to POST MJF!
Fans fire up and Konosuke puts MJF in the ring. Fans chant “You Deserve It!” at MJF as Konosuke stalks him. Konosuke drags MJF to a drop zone, fires back up, and he goes up the corner. But MJF hits ropes to trip Konosuke up! Fans boo but MJF says he’s smarter than that. MJF climbs up behind Konosuke, brings him up, but Konosuke CLUBS MJF! Konosuke adjusts, to SUPER TAKESHITA LINE! But MJF lands on his feet?!? MJF SUPESRKICKS, runs, but into a FOREARM! MJF rebounds, ROLLING ELBOW! Konosuke rebounds to LARIAT!! Both men are down and fans are giving a standing ovation!
Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for this incredible opening contest. Konosuke crawls over to MJF and covers, TWO!! SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Konosuke bites his other hand to endure, rolls MJF over, TWO! MJF runs in, Konosuke sends him out and then builds speed to FLY!! Direct hit and fans are thunderous again! Konosuke puts MJF in the ring again, fires up and El Paso fires up with him. “This is Awesome!” as Konosuke returns to the ring. MJF rolls away, Konosuke brings a kneepad down, and Konosuke runs in! But MJF bails out again! Fans boo as MJF just narrowly avoids the strike.
MJF is down as the ring count starts but Konosuke goes out to fetch MJF. Konosuke puts MJF in but MJF uses the ref as a shield again! The ref gets free as Konosuke steps in, but MJF kicks the ropes to hit Konosuke low!! Fans boo as MJF gets away with that one! MJF drives knees into the bad arm again and again! Fans boo more but MJF spits at them. MJF lines up the shot, runs in, but Konosuke avoids the knee drop! MJF and Konosuke both stand up, MJF swings but Konosuke blocks, but that’s the bad arm! MJF calls Konosuke an idiot, but Konosuke ROCKS MJF with a straight right! And then forearm after forearm!
MJF kicks low but Konosuke blocks! Only to claw Konosuke’s eyes! Fans boo, MJF runs, but Konosuke ducks and runs. MJF dodges, runs, but Konosuke RANAS, into a POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER! But that’s MJF’s bad leg! MJF clutches his knee while Konosuke writhes from the bad back. Fans rally up as MJF goes to a corner. MJF runs in, into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Konosuke hurries to go to a corner, run in, DRIVE KNEE!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! MJF survives by a literal foot! Konosuke can’t believe it but fans fire back up again. Konosuke drags MJF back to center and fans fire up again.
Konosuke goes to the apron, goes up the ropes, SPRINGBOARD SWANTON FLOP! MJF hurries to get the SALT OF THE EARTH!! Konosuke endures, fans rally but MJF pushes back as hard as he can! Konosuke reaches out, crawls, moves around, and gets the ropes, only for MJF to drag Konosuke and BRIDGE the armbar! Konosuke taps, MJF wins!
Winner: MJF, by submission (denies Konosuke Takeshita a title match)
The Devil of AEW may have cheated Konosuke at some point, he finishes Konosuke off himself in the end. MJF then demands the ref hand the Dynamite Diamond Ring back. The ref obliges, and then MJF pushes the ref down! MJF is armed with his favorite weapon and he’s aiming at Konosuke! Fans boo, but MJF hits the DIAMOND RING PUNCH! Fans boo even harder, but MJF throws down fists on Konosuke! Konosuke’s busted open, but here comes BRYAN DANIELSON! The American Dragon chases MJF off, but the damage to The Future was done. Will Bryan make it through the night to be THE #1 contender?
Samoa Joe speaks.
“What stands before you is your assurance that all is right in the universe. I stand here, Samoa Joe, your ROH World Television Champion, and once again, your rightful TNT Champion. And Darby Allin, though I may not agree with the way you conduct yourself in the ring, I will say this: you are a worthy and a brave adversary. But do you know who is not a brave and worthy adversary, is you, Wardlow. I have taken your championship and I have taken your scalp. What more do you want me to take from you?
“I understand but you don’t. From the very beginning, from when WARJOE started, that I knew men like you are ambitious and need to be put down immediately, and that’s what I did. So Wardlow, if you come for me, know I know that you are a man with many secrets. And week after week, I will peel away that onion, and I will expose you for those secrets. Because you may be coming to take my championship from me, but Wardlow, I will take everything from you.” The One True King of Television has spoken, but will the Maestro of Mayhem heed his warning?
AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator: Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker & Rebel VS The Bunny w/ Penelope Ford!
While there is division within the Women’s Division, the champion is still welcoming all challengers. The Bunny wants to sink her teeth into 24 carats, but will she be tasting the Hayterade instead?
The bell rings and fans rally as the two approach. Fans are strongly behind Hayter but Bunny offers a handshake. Hayter accepts it, and it isn’t a trick, so the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Hayter headlocks to a takeover. Bunny tries to chinbar but Hayter keeps things moving around in a circle. Bunny pulls hair, the ref reprimands and Bunny lets go. They stand up, Bunny pushes Hayter to ropes and powers out. Hayter runs Bunny over! Things speed up, Hayter runs Bunny over again and again! Fans fire up with Hayter and she kisses the biceps. Hayter runs in but Bunny elbows her away!
Bunny goes up, reels Hayter in, and has a HANGING HEADSCISSOR! The ref counts, Bunny thrashes around but she lets off at 4. Hayter sputters but Bunny brings her onto the ropes. Bunny goes to suplex but Hayter blocks! Hayter suplexes Bunny into the ring! Fans fire up while Bunny crawls to the far side. Ford coaches Bunny but Hayter ROCKS Bunny first! Bunny avoids the shoulder, knees Hayter in the ropes, then turns her for a NECKBREAKER HOTSHOT! Bunny drags Hayter out to snap suplex Hayter to the floor, AND the steps! Hayter clutches a leg while Bunny soaks up the heat and AEW goes picture in picture.
Bunny drags Hayter up, brings her around, but Hayter RAMS Bunny into railing! And whips her into the apron! Hayter fixes her hair, but then Bunny claws her eyes! Bunny whips Hayter into the steel steps! Hayter clutches her arm as she hobbles away but Rebel checks on her. Bunny refreshes the ring count and puts Hayter back in. Hayter throws body shots and she backs Bunny to a corner! Hayter then lets off, runs back in and CHOPS! Bunny rakes Hayter’s eyes! Bunny CHOPS Hayter in return, then CHOPS again! Bunny huffs and puffs, stomps a mudhole into Hayter, then lets off as the ref counts.
Bunny goes to the far side, comes running back in, SLIDING FOREARM! Bunny laughs and smiles into the camera, then digs her forearm into Hayter’s face. The ref counts, Bunny YANKS Hayter out to a cover, TWO! Hayter throws some elbows into Bunny’s back but Bunny rains down fists! The ref reprimands about closed fists, but Bunny just smiles. Bunny drags Hayter up, brings her through the ropes and to the apron, then reels her in. Hayter fights the lift, and RAMS Bunny into the post! Hayter kicks and CLUBS Bunny, but Bunny BOOTS back! Hayter BOOTS Bunny, CLUBS her some more, but Bunny CHOPS!
Hayter CHOPS, Bunny mule kicks! Bunny and Hayter each grab hair, DOUBLE APRON FACEBUSTERS! Dynamite returns to single picture as fans fire up! Both women crawl into the ring, Britt borrows a fan sign that reads “Hayterade is my workout drink!” But then Ford takes the sign from Britt to RIP it up! Fans boo and Brit is shocked. Bunny runs in at Hayter, but into an EXPLODER! Hayter clinches again, Bunny fights but the EXPLODER hits again! Hayter drags Bunny back up, Ford coaches Bunny up, but HAYTERADE hits! Cover, Hayter wins!
Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall (denies Bunny a title match)
#HayterHitsHard is more than a catchphrase, and Bunny found that out face first. But then, who will come after Hayter and this title come Revolution in March?
Backstage interview with Saraya & Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with the Revolution and the Lightning to congratulate them on last week’s tag match win. But of course, they saw the AEW Women’s World Champion, Jamie Hayter, in action. Saraya says they did, and congrats, “baby girl.” But uh, Hayter’s just like everyone else here: a loser! In fact, Leva Bates is walking by so Saraya invites her over. Doesn’t Leva look so cute right now? Well, thanks! But doesn’t her name start with L? Yeah. That’s great, because, uh… Oh, Renee, you might wanna stand aside for this. Toni, do you wanna do the honors? Yes! BLAM! She sucker punches Leva to knock her down, and then she and Saraya stomp her out!
Toni has a can of spray paint! Saraya shakes it up, and sprays a big green L on Leva’s white shirt! Both sides, too! Saraya says they’re not here to make friends, they’re here to take over. Will Saraya & Storm make everyone in the AEW Women’s Division take the L?
Backstage interview with MJF.
Or rather, Lexi Nair is waiting outside MJF’s locker room, where there is an AEW security guard posted. Lexi notes this is to ask about MJF’s brutal attack on Konosuke after their match. MJF shouts to let her in, so the guard opens the door. Lexi walks in and MJF tells her to have a seat. She sits, he chugs some water then tosses the bottle aside. MJF tells Konosuke, “Everybody was talking about you like you were the next big thing, and I’ll give you credit, big man, you’re really good. But you’re no match for a generational talent such as myself. But don’t blame yourself, bud. Nobody is.
“Bryan Danielson, you treat me like I’m some sort of scumbag. These fans treat me like I’m a scumbag. I don’t know if you people hate me because I’m twisted, or if I’m twisted because you people hate me. But here’s what I do know. I know that a man does not know what he is truly made of until he is met with adversity. I remember the first time I was. Oh, yeah, Lexi Nair. It was junior year of high school, and boy oh boy was I a speed demon. I loved whipping around in my beautiful blue Camaro, and I just kept getting speed ticket after speed ticket after speed ticket.
“And eventually, I was only one point away from getting my license revoked, and then junior prom hit. Me and my football buddy, we showed up in our lettermans, and we hooked up with all the fine hotties Long Island has to offer. But there was one girl in particular, for legal reasons let’s call her ‘Liv.’ Man, she was my high school crush. I saw her cross the dance floor. Beautiful, sun-kissed brown skin, amazing light brown eyes, short curly brown hair, and the most infectious smile you’ve ever seen. She was perfect.” MJF walked up to her and told her, “Hey, baby, let’s go for a spin.” They got in the Camaro, he got to driving and she got to… Well, let’s just say she distracted him.
Once things finished up, MJF decided to put pedal to the metal and unfortunately, it was raining that night “like cats and dogs.” They hydroplaned, went roaring and spinning off the road, and in a panic, MJF put his foot on the brake but instead hit the accelerator, and at 90 miles per hour, BOOM! They hit a telephone pole. When MJF woke up, he tasted pennies in his mouth. He was confused, concussed, didn’t understand. When he looked down, his hands were covered in blood. And he looked over at his sweet Liv. Her head had cracked the windshield, she was not moving at all. He put a finger under her nose, and thank God she was still breathing.
Off in the distance, MJF heard police sirens. “There it was, Dragon: adversity. In that moment, I found out what type of man I am. You wanna know who I am, Dragon? I’m the type of guy who dragged Liv’s lifeless body and switched seats with her so when the cops showed up, I wasn’t the one driving. IN THIS LIFE, THERE ARE WINNERS, AND THERE ARE LOSERS! The history books don’t care how you get the job done! You wanna talk about exposing me, Dragon?! Tonight, I expose YOU!! You will be met with adversity, and everybody watching at home will know that you don’t have the guts, you don’t have the temerity, you don’t the balls to do what it takes to be a winner!”
MJF vows there will be NO world title match on March 5th at Revolution! There will be NO Ironman match, and Bryan will “never, ever come close to holding the greatest prize of them all, the Triple B! Because yes, Bryan, I am a scumbag. And I’m damn proud of it.” MJF grins as he admires the title, but will even the lowest of the low that he is be able to slay the American Dragon?
The Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet Challenge: Ricky Starks VS The Jericho Appreciation Society!
The Absolute wants one more match with The Wizard, but he has to get through the rest of the “JAS Holes” first. Will Starks win three in a row to get his shot at Chris Jericho?
Ricky Starks VS Angelo Parker w/ Matthew Menard!
First up is Cool Hand Ange, and the two fire off hands at the bell! Fans fire up as Starks gets the edge and has Parker on the ropes. Parker rakes eyes, the ref reprimands but Parker ROCKS Starks! Parker snap suplexes, covers, ONE!! Parker pushes Starks down to stomp him, covers, TWO! Parker drags Starks up, whips him to ropes and CALF KICKS him down! Cover, with feet on the ropes! The ref sees that, it’s so blatant! The ref kicks Parker off the ropes and the two argue. Starks goes to a corner and fans rally up but Parker stands Starks up. Starks ROCKS Parker, but Parker shoots in to roll him up! TWO, Starks kicks low!
Starks gets Parker up but Parker rakes eyes to avoid Roshambeaux! Parker whips, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR! Cover, Starks ELIMINATES Parker! But Daddy Magic is right here, ready to go!
Ricky Starks VS Matthew Menard w/ Angelo Parker!
Menard swings, Starks dodges, and he rolls Menard up, Starks ELIMINATES Menard!! Fans are fired up as Starks dispatches 2Point0 in quick fashion! But the third man is a mystery, so who is it? The Dragonslayer, Daniel Garcia! Starks waits on Garcia and his leather pants, but then Sammy Guevara’s music hits? It seems the Spanish God swerved all of us, including Garcia! Guevara hugs Garcia, keeping us all guessing. Sammy and Garcia each go to the apron, Sammy steps in but Starks chases him off! Garcia gets in, he officially takes the third spot!
Ricky Starks VS Daniel Garcia w/ Sammy Guevara!
Garcia stomps away on Starks while fans boo. Sammy soaks up the heat, Garcia digs his boots into Starks and then also soaks up the heat. The ref counts, Garcia lets off at 4, and he storms up to stand Starks up. Garcia fires body shots, whips Starks corner to corner hard, and Starks bounces off buckles! Fans chant “Sammy Sucks!” but Sammy says he does not. Garcia stands Starks up but Starks CHOPS! And CHOPS! And fires off forearms! Starks runs, but Garcia CLOBBERS him! Garcia and Sammy soak up more heat, and Sammy says “That’s my best friend!” as AEW goes picture in picture.
Garcia drags Starks up in a corner but Starks holds onto the ropes. Garcia stomps away on Starks, stalks him along the ropes, and facelocks. Garcia snap suplexes Starks near the ropes, then goes to the apron. Garcia eggs the fans on, then he slingshots, just to scuff Starks! Garcia flips off the fans and Sammy laughs it up while Starks sneers. Garcia storms up on Starks, pushes him around, then pie faces him. Starks fires off fast hands! Starks knees low, CLUBS away on Garcia, but Garcia turns Starks around to DDT! Cover, TWO! Garcia mocks Starks, slaps him around, but Starks SLAPS back! They SLAP fight, then Garcia rains down fists!
Garcia lets off and Starks goes to a corner. Garcia stands on Starks on the ropes, mocks the fans, then lets off as the ref counts. The ref also tells Sammy to stay back and Sammy backs up. Garcia storms up on Starks but Starks kicks from below! Garcia stomps Starks, stands him up, and hits a BIG back suplex! Starks writhes and fans rally up but Sammy mocks them. Starks gets to ropes, drags himself up, but Garcia stands him up to talk trash right in his hear. Garcia fishhooks Starks’ face then CLUBS him on the back! Starks throws elbows and body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Starks wrenches an arm.
Starks kicks low, reels Garcia in, but Garcia trips Starks! Garcia steps through, but Starks makes it a cradle! TWO!! Garcia and Starks get up, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges, SPEAR into a GUILLOTINE!! Starks flails and Sammy is fired up as Garcia has Starks down! Fans rally as Starks fights up again, pries the hold open and hits a POWERBOMB!! Starks is too tired to cover, though! A standing count starts and fans count along. Starks crawls towards a corner and reaches it by 5 of 10, but then he goes to the apron. Starks stands at 6, climbs the corner, but Garcia rolls to SHORYUKEN! Fans boo but Garcia drags Starks back up!
Garcia climbs up, he has Starks on the top rope, SUPERPLEX! Roll through to a suplex from Starks! BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives and Sammy is relieved but fans rally behind “RICKY! RICKY!” Starks goes to a corner, he fires up and brings Garcia up! Canadian Rack but Garcia slips free to the apron! Garcia ROCKS Starks, reels him in and suplexes, but Starks lands on the apron. Starks throws body shots, Garcia ROCKS him, but the haymakers go back and forth! They speed up, Garcia BOOTS, but Starks SPEARS Garcia on the apron! Both men fall and fans fire up again! But a JUDAS EFFECT from a masked man?!
Fans boo but this supposed fan stares Starks down. Garcia puts Starks in the ring, covers, Garcia wins!!
Winner: Daniel Garcia, by pinfall (Starks will NOT get a match with Jericho)
The “fan” walks into the ring, takes off his mask, and duh! It’s CHRIS JERICHO!! Garcia and Sammy are “shocked” and they hug it out with The Wizard. Jericho absolutely screws Starks over, will Starks ever get even with him?
Backstage interview with The Acclaimed.
Renee is with Max Caster, Anthony Bowens and Daddy Ass. Tonight is a big night with the AEW World Tag Team Championships on the line, but for Billy Gunn specifically, this match has him in the middle. How is Billy feeling? Billy admits she’s right, he is being pulled in different directions. He cares about all four men, so as a team, as The Acclaimed became the tag team champions, they did that as a team. So the decision Billy has made tonight has come as a team decision. Billy is staying in the back to let all four men handle their business.
Caster says that is right. The Acclaimed is the world’s best tag team, the world’s favorite tag team, The People’s Choice, the People’s Voice, and THE AEW World Tag Team Champions. So Billy, they support this choice. He and Bowens have this. Bowens says yeah, but let’s give the people what they want. “SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” They scissor finger for luck, but will things go The Acclaimed’s way? Or will The Gunn Sons finally make their father proud?
Backstage interview with Bryan Danielson.
AEW returns as Renee is with Bryan and Konosuke in the medical trainer’s room. Bryan came to the aid of Konosuke, but tonight is the final opportunity to win and be named THE #1 Contender to MJF’s title to also have that SIXTY MINUTE Ironman Match. And tonight, Bryan faces Rush- Whoa! Someone just slammed the door shut! And now they’ve blocked it! It won’t open!! Three guesses who did it and why.
Bryan Danielson VS Rush!
The American Dragon is just one win away from being 6-0 in 2023, but El Toro Blanco just had his henchmen trap Bryan in a room! MJF also makes his entrance, and he hobbles to the ring in a track suit. Fans boo but MJF blows a kiss. MJF tells referee Aubrey Edwards that they need to talk real quick. MJF hobbles into the ring but fans taunt him with “Maxi-Pad!” MJF isn’t sure if they’re aware, but considering the AEW rulebook and bylaws, Bryan Danielson is scheduled for his match right here and now in “sh*tty El Paso.” But he’s not here! Fans tell MJF off, but MJF says he no habla Espanol.
Anyway, his point is, the bell needs to ring and start the match right now. Aubrey signals, the bell rings, and now the ten count begins. But we can see Bryan is still stuck in the room! Bryan RAMS the door, and he busts it down! MJF panics and wants a faster count as Bryan and Konosuke fight off Vance and Jose! MJF says Bryan doesn’t have the guts, but Bryan is running at full sprint to gorilla! MJF tells Aubrey to count faster because we’re only at 4 of 10! He shouts but Aubrey only now counts “FIVE!” Fans cheer Aubrey on as she goes as slow as she can, and here’s Bryan!! Bryan slides in, Rush stomps away, and the match is truly on!
Rush drags Bryan up, rips his shirt off and CHOPS! Bryan staggers, Rush CHOPS him in another corner. Rush whips corner to corner, runs and clotheslines, then whips corner to corner to SPLASH! MJF joins commentary, very upset about not getting his way, but Rush snapmares and basement dropkicks Bryan! Rush does a bow but fans boo. Rush kicks Bryan around, taunts him, and sits Bryan up to CHOP! Bryan powers up and fans rally! Rush kicks, and kicks, and stomps, then drags Bryan around to stomp him on the ropes. Aubrey reprimands, Rush lets off, and Bryan stands up. Rush talks trash, then CHOPS again!
Bryan huffs and puffs and fans fire up! Bryan CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! They CHOP back and forth, Rush eggs Bryan on and the CHOPS continue. Bryan then fires HEADBUTT after HEADBUTT on Rush! Fans fire up, Bryan BOOTS Rush then runs. Rush sidesteps to SNAP GERMAN! And BASEMENT KNEE! Bryan bails out, Rush pursues and RAMS him into railing! Rush RAMS Bryan into more railing! Rush smacks Bryan off the chair in the corner, then refreshes the ring count. Rush “apologizes” to Aubrey before he runs in at Bryan, to SHOTGUN Bryan into the railing! MJF says that is why Rush is worth every single penny.
Fans rally, Rush drags Bryan up, and he SMACKS him off the chair again! MJF defends that he is not panicked about this, and says Rush has practically already won. Rush digs his fingers into Bryan’s forehead to get at the bloody wound! Rush makes us look as he puts on a chinlock. Rush tastes Bryan’s blood! Fans boo, Aubrey reprimands, but Rush stands Bryan up to CHOP him down! Rush refreshes the count again to KNEE Bryan back down. Rush drags Bryan up, HEADBUTTS to go after the bloody forehead, and then he RAMS Bryan into more railing! Bryan has a crimson mask forming as Rush RAMS him into more railing!
MJF insults Tony Schiavone while Rush throws KNEE after KNEE into Bryan against the railing. Rush ROCKS Bryan with a forearm, then scuffs his boot on Bryan. Bryan stands, Rush talks trash, and he CHOPS again! Rush puts Bryan in the ring then soaks up the heat. MJF says he is having a blast and Taz doesn’t get why people dislike him. Rush is on the apron but Bryan fires off forearms! The fans cheer ‘YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan goes to the apron. Bryan CHOPS Rush, Rush CHOPS Bryan! They CHOP back and forth, then Bryan SLAPS and CHOPS on repeat! MJF is freaking out again as Bryan fires off haymakers!
Rush falls, gets back up, Bryan runs in, OVERHEAD Belly2Belly to the floor!! MJF is loving it and fans are losing their minds as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Aubrey checks on Bryan as that crimson mask has grown. Rush goes out to fetch Bryan, drags him up but Bryan resists, so Rush rains down HEADBUTTS! Aubrey has Rush let off and get back in the ring. Rush does as told, Bryan sits up in a daze as the crimson mask is all over now. Rush stands on the corner to soak up the heat. Rush goes out again to bring Bryan up and SMACK him off another chair in the corner of railing. Rush takes a bottle of water, washes himself off, and then goes back to ROCK Bryan with a forearm! Bryan staggers away, Rush stalks him, and then grabs a chair! Aubrey stops Rush and Bryan gets into the ring.
Rush huffs and puffs, but he gets in the kick Bryan around. Rush stomps away on Bryan at the ropes, but Aubrey reprimands. Rush lets off, and fans rally up as Bryan sits up. Rush stands Bryan up to CHOP! Then he sits Bryan down, goes corner to corner, only to BOOT Bryan in the face. Rush rolls back to tranquilo while Bryan flops over, Aubrey checks Bryan, he says he can still fight, so the match continues and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans tell off Rush but he stands Bryan up to kick low and ROCK him with a forearm. But Bryan drags Rush right down! LEBELL LOCK!! MJF panics as Rush fights toward ropes!
Bryan tries to keep Rush back but Rush gets the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off, builds speed, but Rush walks away. Bryan stop and fans boo, but Bryan then DIVES from the other way!! Bryan stands Rush up to RAM him into railing! Bryan sits Rush down, goes to the far side, and runs back in to DROPKICK Rush against railing! MJF is furious but fans are thunderous as Bryan stands Rush up. Bryan puts Rush in the ring, climbs up the corner, but Rush stands up! Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS Rush down! Fans stay fired up as Bryan nods and rises up. MJF says the fans should shut up, they’re distracting Rush. But fans chant, “This is Awesome!”
A standing count starts, but Bryan stands at 5 of 10. Rush sits up, Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! “SI! SI! SI!” Rush choke grips Bryan but Bryan breaks free to CHOP! Rush CHOPS back! The CHOPS go back and forth again! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS and he has Rush in a corner for more kicks! Rush turns things around to CHOP! CHOP! CHOP! Bryan turns things around to CHOP! KICK! Repeat! Rush turns it around again to CHOP and CHOP, and then he jumps on Bryan to stomp away! Fans boo but MJF likes it! Rush scrapes Bryan, runs corner to corner, but Bryan follows and DROPKICKS Rush first!
Bryan keeps moving, to DROPKICK again! Bryan keeps moving, but Rush SUPERMAN ELBOWS! Rush drags Bryan up, reels him in, tucks the arms! STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! MJF is furious but the fans are thunderous! “SI! SI! SI!” MJF says they can cheer Bryan all they want, he’s not making it to Revolution! Rush rains down forearms in the corner but Aubrey counts. Rush lets off, goes to the far corner and runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Bryan hits first and covers, TWO!! MJF is relieved and even applauding. Fans chant “SI SE PUEDES!” as Bryan and Rush rise again, forehead to forehead.
Rush ROCKS Bryan, but Bryan ROCKS Rush! Bryan gets the edge, Rush CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS! But Bryan HEADBUTTS! Rush HEADBUTTS! Bryan wobbles, Rush eggs him on, and Bryan powers up! They DOUBLE HEADBUTT again and again and again! Fans are thunderous and even MJF and Taz can’t believe what they’re seeing! Both men wobble, Rush eggs Bryan, so Bryan SLAPS! Rush SLAPS Bryan down! But Bryan comes back, they DOUBLE SLAP! They both wobble, Bryan runs in but Rush dodges to SNAP GERMAN! Bryan goes to a corner, Rush runs in but Bryan BOOTS back!
Rush staggers, Bryan runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, Bryan wins!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)
MJF is pissed, but Taz says he knew Bryan was gonna pull it off! MJF hobbles angrily down the ramp, glaring right at Bryan! MJF gets in the ring and aims as Bryan rises. MJF DIAMOND RING SUCKER PUNCHES Bryan!! MJF rains down fists like he did on Konosuke!! SALT OF THE EARTH ARMBAR!! Fans tell MJF off but MJF says Bryan’s not making it to March! Security rushes out but MJF DECKS each of them! MJF gets the SALT OF THE EARTH on again! More security guards rush out to pry MJF off Bryan! The Devil of AEW is desperate to deny the American Dragon, but is there no stopping what’s coming?
Backstage interview with The Impractical Jokers.
Tony Schiavone is with James “Murr” Murray and “Q” Brian Quinn ahead of the brand new season for Impractical Jokers tomorrow night, Thursday, February 9th, premiering on both TBS and TruTV. They’re happy to be here, but what is that behind Murr’s back? It’s Chris Jericho’s baseball bat, Floyd! The official bat, check the logo. Q and Murr remember back to when Jericho was a guest on Impractical Jokers, torturing Q and putting him in an ice bath, and honestly, being just a total diva the entire time. He needed a scented candle before he’d be on camera. Oddly, the scent he wanted was loofah. Like, what?
But anyway, in the spirit of Impractical Jokers, Q and Murr are here to loosen Jericho up a bit and played a joke on him. Possession is nine-tenths of the law, Floyd is legally theirs now. Jericho won’t get the bat back until the Jokers say so. Jericho can respond to this situation during the Impractical Jokers premiere. The ball is in his court, Jericho can do whatever he wants. Then will The Wizard have something to say about the Tenderloins taking his stuff?
AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite VS AR Fox & Top Flight!
Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks made it through The Firm’s Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy on Friday Night Rampage, but they’re not stopping! They’re defending the belts all over again against The Coldest Trio in the Game. Will the, Elite, the the Elite, stay the two-time two-time AEW World Trios Champions? Or will Fox, Dante & Darius be flying higher than ever before after tonight?
The introductions are made, the trios belts are raised, and we see who is truly elite!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/7/23)
DING DONG! Hello, NXT!
Bayley has a Toxic return to NXT!
Vengeance Day is done, and Roxanne Perez is STILL NXT Women’s Champion. But DING DONG, HELLO~! Bayley is back to talk with the losers, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne!
- Zoey Stark VS Sol Ruca; Stark wins.
- Dabba-Kato VS Dante Chen; Kato wins.
- Isla Dawn w/ Alba Fyre VS Tatum Paxley; Dawn wins.
- Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS JD McDonagh; Hayes wins.
- Lyra Valkyria VS Valentina Feroz w/ Wendy Choo; Lyra wins.
- Odyssey Jones VS Channing Lorenzo w/ Tony D’Angelo; Lorenzo wins.
- Chase U VS Pretty Deadly; Pretty Deadly wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams head to the ring.
Fans are torn as the man who won 2-0 over Apollo Crews and his hype man get the mics. Trick has the music cut, and says, “Reporting to you live, the greatest duo alive, Trick Melo Gang has finally arrived. Coming through your television sets like only we can, Vengeance Day will go down as the day Carmelo Hayes turned Apollo Crews, the vision seer, into Stevie Wonder!” Melo adds, “Alright, Trick, let me hear one of my catchphrases real quick. Melo is…” No, not that one. Oh, alright. Then let’s go with, “Melo IS-” Wait, c’mon! Oh, right, right. Melo IN TWO! He did it! He spoke things to existence, he was on the logo when he shot that shot and Melo Don’t Miss!
Melo said he’d get two straight and what’d he do? Clean sweep! Let’s talk about it! Apollo had the right vision, juts with the wrong one. Now the whole NXT Universe is shook! Melo is everything he says that he is! He is the one! He is HIM. Talk your talk, dawg! History doesn’t lie. Melo did what he said he’d do, beat everyone he said he’d beat. But there is one more man that needs to be put on a T-shirt, and there’s only one event that can hold the both of them. This is destiny. That man is… JD McDonagh? The Irish Ace walks out and fans boo as he tells Melo, “I’m sitting back there, my ears must be deceiving me. It sounded like you were about to challenge for the NXT title, right? Not just me?”
JD gets it. Melo is like most people in this crowd, he’s from the entitled generation. Melo is flashy, wants everyone to think he’s the coolest. But JD is here to tell Melo that he is the coolest. But in the ring, he’s not fit to hold JD’s jockstrap. And Melo loves saying he’s The A Champ, but Melo is not ready for the big title, or to be the face of NXT. Melo says this is the UK bar-setter trying to come off the bench to face Melo. Melo thought he beat everyone there is to beat, but he apparently left a survivor. JD is jealous, he hates Melo cuz he ain’t Melo. JD says Melo can count his entrances and shirts, but JD is counting body parts!
JD says Melo is about being VIP, the clubs, private rooms. JD is about sending people to the emergency room. So get your buddy to dial 911 now and tell them Melo’s coming. Melo says they can go back and forth all night, or they can see who’s about it and run the game. Fans like the sound of that! JD steps to Melo, and JD says, “Game on.” Fans of both men are ready to see this one! Will Melo be the one to trump the Irish Ace? Or will the Necessary Evil change Melo’s destiny?
Kiana James meets up with Fallon Henley.
Kiana says, “Hey, champ,” but Fallon tells her to save it. Fallon saw the match footage and Kiana cheated! Uh, Fallon didn’t see that, and neither did the ref. So what is Fallon gonna do? Give the titles back? They won! For the first time in their lives, they’re champions! Yeah, and that’s great, but they should give Kayden & Katana a rematch. Kiana says they can talk about that. Well, what’s not up for discussion is Kiana needs to tell Jensen about “Zack” or Fallon will. Fallon keeps going back to that! It was no one! Oh, okay. Then Fallon will go tell Jensen. Fallon wait! SURPRISE~! It’s a surprise party for the new tag champs!
Will Fallon be able to tell Jensen the drama now? Or will she wait for a better time?
NXT shares Grayson Waller interrupting HBK’s media call.
The 21st Century Success Story was NOT happy about his loss, but he wanted to know from Shawn Michaels himself why he isn’t “the guy.” Is it not the gear? Is it the fact the others are big fans of HBK’s? Does Waller have to do the HBK pose? Take a picture of him and HBK together? A-Train escorted Waller out but Waller kept wanting to talk. Will HBK give Waller his answer tonight? Will Waller like what he hears?
Zoey Stark VS Sol Ruca!
The Hunter is the number one suspect in the whodunnit that is the attack on Nikkita Lyons. The Sol Surfer is just as convinced as anyone that Stark did it, will Stark fight to defend her innocence? Or will she be guilty as charged?
NXT returns and Stark makes her entrance. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, and Stark knees low! Sol wrenches an arm but Stark wrenches back to YANK the arm! Fans taunt Stark with “OH~ Zoey is Angry~!” Stark tells them to shut up, whips Sol to a corner, but Sol goes up and over to handspring then arm-drag! Sol holds onto the arm but Stark fights up. Stark pulls hair, powers out, but Sol runs her over! Things keep moving, Stark hip tosses but Sol handsprings through to hit a FACEBUSTER! Sol kips up, then clotheslines Stark out of the ring! Stark staggers up, Sol runs in but the boot is deflected! Sol does the splits on the apron!
Sol BOOTS Stark from the apron, then drags her up to put her back in. Sol hurries in to whip but Stark blocks. The ref calls the ropebreak but Stark sucker punches Sol! Stark whips Sol hard into a corner, then back again! Stark snapmares and runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Stark clamps onto Sol with a chinlock and stretches her back. Stark CLUBS Sol with a crossface forearm, but fans rally up for Sol. Sol fights up, snapmares, but Stark holds on with a cravat. Sol throws body shots but Stark KNEES Sol! Stark ROCKS Sol, snapmares, but Sol handsprings through! Sol gest around, tilt-o-whirl sunset flip! TWO!!
Sol stands, into a LARIAT from Stark! Cover, TWO!! Sol survives but Stark pushes her around. Stark ROCKS Sol with forearms, but fans rally up again. Sol throws body shots and forearms but Stark ROCKS her again. Stark whips Sol to a corner, runs in, but only gets buckles! Sol ducks ‘n’ dodges to rally with shoulder tackles! Fans fire up and Sol DROPKICKS Stark down! Stark goes to a corner, Sol runs in and handsprings to SPLASH! Sol scoops but Stark grabs ropes! Stark elbows free, SUPERKICKS Sol and Sol flops to the apron! Sol shoulders back in, and again, then springboards to FLYING SPLASH onto knees!!
Stark says she’s too smart for Sol! She then RAMS Sol into the corner, drags her back out, and Z 360!! Cover, Stark wins!
Winner: Zoey Stark, by pinfall
That was definitely a wipeout for Sol. Stark is on top, and she beats Sol down for questioning her! She RAMS Sol into buckles again! Sol falls and flounders but Stark grins. Stark taunts Sol, drags her back up, and RAMS- NO, Sol blocks that to hit SOL SNATCHER!! Fans fire up as Sol makes Stark wipeout! Will Sols till prove Stark had something to do with Lyons being attacked?
NXT checks in with the championship celebration.
Briggs is happy to see Gina, but wonders why Jensen brought her along. Kiana says Jensen is the sweetest guy ever. Well Jensen wanted to make it special for her first title reign. Plus, Kiana is special to him. Fallon says there’s something Kiana wants to tell Jensen. Kiana tells Fallon that she just did. She thanked Jensen for the party. And Briggs, too. Briggs says she’s never thanked him. Wait, Pretty Deadly walk through the crowd, telling people to move aside. Not hard to do, Elton Prince & Kit Wilson are a mess… Like they haven’t slept in days. BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T! They haven’t slept since Vengeance Day!
Briggs has the boys hold their horses. Do they want a drink? No, they want tag titles! Does anyone have them? But of course not! They were so close…! And then they spot “YOU!” Chase U, that is. Andre & Duke are why Pretty Deadly aren’t Tag Team Champions! What’re they talking about? It was every team for themselves. And honestly, Andre could say the same thing back to these two a-holes! Chase U could’ve won in Andre’s hometown! So it doesn’t matter how tired Pretty Deadly is, Andre’s pissed off! Thea, what’s in Andre’s drink? Water. But tonight, Pretty Deadly gets the sh*t kicked outta them! BY Andre Chase University!
Everyone’s fired up for that, will Pretty Deadly be on the receiving end of a Teachable Moment?
Dabba-Kato VS Dante Chen!
Once an ally of Apollo Crews, the big, bad commander betrayed Apollo after he lost that Best 2 Out of 3 Falls! Will the Singapore Warrior survive his encounter with killer Kato?
The bell rings and fans rally for Chen. Chen and Kato tie up, but Kato choke grips! And THROWS Chen down! Kato hauls Chen up, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS him! Chen sputters and staggers, but Kato puts him in another corner to RAM his shoulder in! And again! And again! Kato lets off at the ref’s count of 4, but then Chen throws a forearm! Kato RAMS Chen, picks him up, and TOSSES him into the air! Chen crashes hard, Kato talks trash on him. Chan throws body shots, but Kato HEADBUTTS Chen down! Kato storms up to drag Chen up on the apron, and TOSSES him back into the ring!
Kato snarls and fans boo, but Kato runs corner to corner. Chen BOOTS Kato, Kato comes back but Chen dodges! Chen fires off fast hands, fans fire up, but Kato shoves Chen away. Chen comes back to clothesline! And UPPERCUT! And clothesline again! Chen keeps moving, and he BOOTS Kato! Kato drops to a knee and fans fire up! Chen powers up to DOUBLE CHOP! And then runs, into a CHOP from Kato!! Fans are going nuts and Kato has a wild look in his eyes! TWO HAND BOMB!! Cover, Kato wins!
Winner: Dabba-Kato, by pinfall
Chen put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough! Will Kato prove he doesn’t need anyone to be on top? An interviewer meets Kato at the ramp and asks Kato why he came back to attack Apollo. Kato says Apollo knows what he did, and that’s why Kato dropped his ass! But then, what did Apollo do?
Diamond Mine is with Ivy Nile in the medical center.
Julius Creed apologizes for knocking her off the apron last week. Ivy says it’s okay, she knows it was an accident. Brutus says they need to get back at Indus Sher, and especially Jinder Mahal. Julius agrees. Tatum Paxley asks if Ivy is okay. Yes, Ivy will be find by the weekend. But then in walks Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre. Isla says that for such a tight knit group, they’re letting someone very mysterious get awfully close. What’s she going on about? Well, Isla wants to know why Tatum was lurking in the parking lot a couple weeks ago. Isla says Tatum walks between rain drops. She’s not a part of Diamond Mine! She’s a lone wolf, and her target was Lyons.
Tatum says she didn’t attack Lyons. She was doing film study with the Creeds and then trained with Ivy. She needed some air, Lyons was done when she arrived. Isla says an innocent person would’ve just said, “No.” Isla laughs, she and Fyre walk away, and Brutus says to Tatum that if she did it, she could just say so. But she didn’t! Ivy believes Tatum. But doth Tatum protest too much? Or are these just mind games from the Wicked Witch? We’ll have to wait and see, because their match happens after the break!
Backstage interview with Roxanne Perez.
McKenzie Mitchell asks the NXT Women’s Champion how it feels to have won her first defense. Roxie says she is relieved. She put a lot of pressure on herself to win. It was her first defense, they were on the road, it was a big stage, she could NOT let Toxic Attraction reclaim the title. She’s just excited to see what’s next. That brings McKenzie to her next question, except she’s cut off by Kayden Carter & Katana Chance. “It must be nice walking in and out of Charlotte with a championship.” “Yeah, we got screwed.” Roxie says she saw that, and is sorry about that. But KC Squared will win those belts back, they’re too good not to.
Are they? Does Roxie even know if they’ll get their rematch? Is the top champion gonna make sure that happens? What’s their problem? Their problem is that they got cheated and no one is talking about it! Not that Roxie understands, she doesn’t have friends here. Uh, wow, she has no friends now? Yeah, cuz being in a tag team takes commitment. Uh, she knows, she was tag team champion once. Yeah, and how’d that work out? Y’know what? Roxie can make a call and show them she does have friends. They’ll see about that. KC Squared head out, Roxie takes out her phone. Who will the Prodigy call to take on the bitter Katana & Kayden?
Isla Dawn w/ Alba Fyre VS Tatum Paxley!
NXT returns as Tatum makes her entrance. The bell rings and the two tie up. Isla pushes Tatum to ropes but Tatum turns things around. Isla shoves Tatum away, they tie up again and Isla wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Isla wristlocks, Tatum rolls and cartwheels to wrench and WRING Isla out! Tatum runs, handsprings over Isla to then CLOBBER her with an elbow! Cover, TWO! Isla flounders and Tatum talks trash with Fyre. Tatum goes back to Isla but Isla kicks Tatum’s leg out! Tatum gets a knee on the way down, then Isla brings her up. Tatum breaks free, blocks a kick, but Isla blocks the roll-up! Isla turns around to drop a leg!
Isla drags Tatum up, fireman’s carries, and FLAPJACK HOTSHOTS her! Isla throws Tatum down by her hair, then runs in to METEORA! Cover, TWO! Tatum hangs tough but Isla pushes her around. Isla steps on Tatum, stalks her to ropes and brings her up. Isla pulls hair, the ref reprimands but Tatum throws body shots. Tatum hits a JAWBREAKER, Isla storms up but into an elbow! Tatum rolls Isla up, TWO! Isla ROCKS Tatum, then swings again. Tatum throws hands, forearms, and body shots! Tatum whips and ELBOWS Isla again! Fans fire up as Tatum rallies, and ENZIGURIS Isla! Isla goes to a corner and Tatum runs in, into a BOOT!
Isla runs but Tatum dodges to kick low. Tatum reels Isla in, GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Tatum goes to a corner, goes up, and leaps, but Isla gets clear! Tatum crashes ‘n’ burns, Isla drags her up for the CALL OF THE SPIRITS! Cover, Isla wins!
Winner: Isla Dawn, by pinfall
Fyre stands with the Unholy Enchantress, and they loom over Tatum. But out rushes Ivy, with a steel chain! Ivy runs off Isla & Fyre, will the Diamond Mine be united against this unholy alliance?
Someone rolls up to NXT in style.
They step out of the Mercedes-Benz, but we don’t see their face! Who is this that has just arrived?
Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS JD McDonagh!
While the former North American Champion won handedly in the Best 2 Out of 3 Falls, it is true that it wasn’t an official #1 contender’s match. Will the Irish Ace prove there is some doubt to Melo’s claim? Or will Melo stand and deliver on the road to WrestleMania?
The bell rings and fans rally and duel as the two circle. They tie up, JD pushes Melo back then wrenches an arm. Melo rolls, handsprings, wrenches back and WRINGS JD out, but JD handsprings through! JD says he can do what Melo does, but Melo headlocks, JD hip tosses, Melo handsprings through and has a cording hold! Melo is showing he can do what JD does, too! But then JD hits low, gets a leg up to flip up and over, and he wrenches to NORTHERN LIGHTS, but Melo handsprings through!? Fans fire up for that, and the two reset. Melo “dribbles,” but JD “kicks” the ball away! Fans boo and the two tie up again.
Melo headlocks, JD powers out but Melo runs him over! Things keep going, JD hurdles and Melo flips over! JD kips up, kicks low and CHOPS! JD whips, Melo hits buckles hard, and JD CHOPS again! JD whips Melo corner to corner, runs in, but Melo tosses him up and HOTSHOTS in one go! Melo PLANCHAS to wipe JD out! Fans fire up with Melo and he puts JD back in the ring. Cover, TWO! Trick tells Melo, “Stop playing with your food.” Melo stands JD up to CHOP him! Melo throws hands on JD in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and JD kicks low. JD kicks again, CLUBS Melo, then whips him to ropes for a FLAPJACK.
Fans fire up while Melo grits his teeth. JD stomps Melo down, drops elbows, then rains down fists. JD lets off but Melo grabs at a foot. JD stomps that hand away! Melo staggers up, JD brings him around, BIG back suplex! Fans are torn but most boo JD and cheer Melo. JD stands Melo up, Melo stops the suplex, but JD gets him up to hang him out to dry! Melo writhes, those ribs still bothering him from Saturday! Cover, TWO! JD argues the count but the ref says it was fair, and NXT goes picture in picture.
Melo winces and clutches his ribs, but JD stalks him to a corner. JD stomps Melo, digs his boot into the ribs, but the ref counts. JD lets off, Melo drags himself up, but JD is on him again. JD POSTS Melo! Melo flops to the apron, JD goes out the side and drags Melo closer to the post. JD bends Melo against the post! Trick can only freak out as Melo suffers! JD lets go at the ref’s count of 4, and he tells Trick to back off. JD gets in the ring, but Melo throws hands! JD clinches but Melo elbows free! Melo backslides, TWO!! JD escapes, Melo BOOTS him! Melo runs, but into the URENAGE! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!!
Melo is still in this but he’s also still clutching his ribs. JD keeps cool and drags Melo back up. JD ELBOWS Melo in the shoulder, then warps on a chinlock! Melo endures and fights up as fans rally. JD CLUBS Melo, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Melo headlock JD in the ropes! The ref counts, JD CHOPS! Melo turns things around to CHOP back! And CHOP again! But JD boots, only for Melo to block! Melo puts JD in the ropes but JD slips out! JD swings but Melo avoids his leg sweep, to SUPERKICK JD to the floor! Melo then PLANCHAS, into a GUTBUSTER!! JD gets the better of Melo and grins, but Trick coaches Melo up.
JD puts Melo in the ring and then drops an ax handle! JD stands on Melo’s face, scrapes his sole on Melo’s forehead, then argues with the ref. JD stalks Melo, and he clamps on for a ground cobra twist! NXT returns to single picture as Melo endures the stretch. Fans are rallying and dueling again, Melo grabs at JD’s hair but the ref reprimands. JD keeps on the pressure but Melo punches free! JD throws body shots, whips Melo hard into buckles, and mocks Melo’s pain. JD storms up, whips Melo again, but Melo reverses and now JD hits buckles! Melo back drops JD away! Fans rally and duel as Melo grimaces.
JD and Melo stand, JD clamps on but Melo scoops to SLAM JD down! Melo winces, but he storms up again. JD kangaroo kicks, then scoops, but Melo makes it a cradle! TWO and JD has the cradle! TWO and Melo has it! TWO and JD has it again! TWO!! Both men are up, STANDING SPANISH FLY from the Irish Ace! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives and Trick can breath easy again. Fans are fired up for “NXT! NXT!” Melo and JD rise, Melo pie faces JD away. JD comes back to cravat, snapmare, and DOUBLE STOMP the ribs! JD goes up a corner, but Melo stands to GAMANGIRI! Fans fire up and Melo positions JD in the ropes, to ENZIGURI!
Melo runs, springboards, FADE AWAY! Both men are down but Trick talks trash on JD. JD and Melo rise as the fans rally up. Melo ROCKS JD, JD ROCKS Melo! Melo BOOTS and fires off! JD and Melo brawl, ‘This is Awesome!” as Melo fires off a flurry! Melo whips, JD reverses, Melo springboards to FLYING LARIAT! And then a suplex, CUTTER! Cover, TWO! JD survives but Trick is hyped up as Melo has momentum. Melo drags JD up, JD breaks free to clinch, URE- NO, arm-drag! Melo blocks a boot but JD powers through. Melo tilt-o-whirls to the FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO, but into the CROSSFACE! JD endures, scrambles over, ROPEBREAK!
Melo holds on until the ref counts 4. Trick is frustrated but Melo keeps focus. Melo and JD rise as fans rally again. JD mule kicks, but Melo trips him! Jackknife bridge, TWO as JD powers up! JD spins Melo around, gets him up but Melo sips out! JD ROCKS Melo with the jab! LIGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives and Trick is relieved but JD is too tired to be upset. Fans rally up again, JD stalks Melo and grabs the arm. Melo holds ropes to deny the ripcord, then he kicks JD away. JD yanks Melo but Melo lands on his feet! CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! JD survives but Melo hurries to a corner! Melo winces, but he still climbs!
JD anchors a foot! Melo kicks JD, drags him up and around, but JD HEADBUTTS!! Both men fall and fans go wild! Wait, ILJA DRAGUNOV IS HERE?!? Was he the one who arrived a moment ago?! Trick hurries to intercept, but he gets a TORPEDO MOSCOW!! JD hurries to ripcord, but Melo makes it a victory roll! MELO WINS!!
Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall
And now Melo stares down with the Czar! Dragunov lunges, but after JD! Dragunov rains down furious forearms on the Irish Ace, the man who injured him! “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!!” But JD bails! Dragunov chases JD up into the crowd!! They go to the back while Melo has a good laugh. The Czar wants after the Irish Ace, will the Necessary Evil be exterminated? As for Melo, does he have a clear path to the NXT Championship for Stand & Deliver?
Tiffany Stratton finishes her make-up.
But Thea Hail is also there, talking about Chase U taking on Pretty Deadly. But also, Thea saw Tiffany’s TikTok video about Chase U. Oh, good. She’s one of Tiffany’s followers? She appreciates it. Thea has a question: Why does Tiffany not like Chase U? It’s fun, the people there are nice, and the colors red and black are good. The classes are a little hard, but- O M G Thea just realized she forgot to turn in her Road to WrestleMania essay! Uh, then just go. WAIT! It’s due tomorrow, she has time. Okay, then just relax. Stop breathing Tiffany’s air! Tiffany also stops Thea from starting up again, it’s Tiffany’s turn to talk.
Tiffany says Chase U is tacky, cringe, and annoying. No one likes Chase U and no one wants to go there. Ever. Thea remembers what Professor Shelby told her about anger, and to breathe three times. Thea does her deep breathing, but then Tiffany talks. Thea tells TIFFANY to stop! All “blondie” cares about are herself, her things, and her everything about her. All Thea cares about is Chase U! They open their arms to everyone! It doesn’t matter your background, your size, your shape or anything like that! If Tiffany’s not done with that, Thea has two words for ya! Chase U? NOPE! SUCK IT!! But then AVA RAINE SMOTHERS THEA AND KIDNAPS HER!!!
Tiffany doesn’t even notice, she’s too busy looking at herself! But what does The Schism have planned for Chase U’s top recruit?!
NXT checks in with the championship celebration again.
Everyone’s having a good time, and Fallon says this is really awesome. The boys didn’t have to do this. Briggs knows they didn’t have to, but they wanted to. Listen, Jensen, Fallon needs to talk with him about something. Oh, good! Jensen has something to talk with Fallon about, too. Oh, okay. They each say the other can go first, but someone has to go first. Briggs says Jensen should just go. Okay, okay. Since next week is Valentine’s Day, Jensen’s taking Kiana out on a date! No way! Briggs is pumped for Jensen! Jensen’s pumped, too! Fallon’s a champion, Jensen met the love of his life, and here she is! So, what was Fallon gonna say?
Uh… Just, all of this, thanks you guys. Yeah, raise a cup to the ladies! WOOOOO~! Jensen and Kiana are continuing the relationship, will Fallon just let it be what it is? Or will she spill the secret before Jensen and Kiana go all the way?
Lyra Valkyria VS Valentina Feroz w/ Wendy Choo!
The Morrigan wanted revenge on Cora Jade, but it seems the Generation of Jade doesn’t back up its talk with action. So instead, Lyra gets the Brazilian with the burning spirit! Will Feroz prove to everyone, including Elektra Lopez, that she can do things the right way and still win? Or will Lyra still be flying high?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Lyra throws Feroz down and has a wristlock. Feroz stands up, back drops Lyra, and has the wristlock back. Lyra kips up, hip tosses Feroz, and covers, TWO! Lyra facelocks to keep Feroz down but Feroz throws body shots. Lyra whips Feroz to a corner, Feroz goes up and around to roll Lyra up, TWO! A close call and Feroz fires up! SAYANAGI! SAYANAGI! Wendy fires up with Feroz, but Lyra also shouts! Lyra SOBATS, KICKS, HEADBUTTS and AX KICKS! Lyra whips, Feroz ducks ‘n’ dodges, but the crossbody is caught! Only for Feroz to make it a SUBMISSION!
Lyra powers up, to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Lyra clamps onto Feroz, Feroz resists, but Lyra throws down elbows! Wait, here comes Lopez. Lyra has Feroz in a motorcycle stretch but Feroz fights up. They go around, Feroz flips and handsprings to arm-drag but Lyra handsprings through. Feroz rushes in, Lyra sidesteps but Feroz headlocks. Lyra powers out, things speed up and Lyra hurdles but Feroz RANAS! Fans fire up and Feroz storms up to ROCK Lyra! Feroz whips, Lyra reverses and the two COLLIDE! Both women fall over and Lopez slides the brass knuckles to Feroz!
Wendy asks Lopez why she’s even here! And she tells Feroz that she doesn’t need those! But Feroz still puts them on! Fans duel. Feroz thinks about it, but Lyra ENZIGURIS! And HEEL KICKS! Cover, Lyra wins!
Winner: Lyra Valkyria, by pinfall
Lopez is disappointed, but this was her fault! If La Madrina just let Feroz do things her way, she would’ve been able to focus! Will Lopez learn to mind her own business? As for Lyra, will she find Cora soon enough so they can settle things once and for all?
Wes Lee shares his Vengeance Day story.
On Friday, he arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s taking it all in, is a little nervous, but this is what he lives for. He and his wife, Erica, meet up at the hotel, and she says the title gave him the confidence boost. She knows he deserves the title, and knows he’ll keep it because he doesn’t give up. Wes vowed that on Saturday, everyone will see that the North American Championship lives and stays on the #WesSide. Erica got emotional as she wished him luck and saw him off. She knows how hard he’s worked, and that he’s gonna kill it. She wants him to understand the impact he has on people, so she wants to see him succeed.
All the ups and downs, sacrifices and risks, have culminated in this moment, the biggest moment of his life, and he is ready for it. He and Dijak had a battle, and Wes kept his vow to succeed in overcoming the obstacle. Wes got congratulated by HBK, and Wes says he busts his ass every day he’s out in the ring. Wes will go around, through or over anyone in his way.
Backstage interview with Wes Lee.
McKenzie says that after watching his vlog diary, how is he feeling about Vengeance Day weekend? Wes says it was dope! But did you see Dijak’s finger? Ouch! But then Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo walk in. The Don asks everyone if, in that vlog diary, he happened to mention Tony. Stacks says no, we did not. Did we see Stacks? No, we did not. Wes, you reaped the benefits of their issues with Dijak so they want to be compensated. Uh, Wes never asked them for help, nor did he need it. But if they want compensation, Wes is gonna hold an Open Challenge next week. Maybe one of these two will have the cannolis to answer it.
Tony says he and Stacks have business to take care of. They leave, but will one of them take Wes up on that challenge?
Tyler Bate speaks.
“Grayson Waller. At Vengeance Day, you lost. You came up short, and trust me, I know how it feels, I’ve been there. But we all deal with losing from time to time, and we have to learn to take these on the chin. And that is something you couldn’t do. And instead, you chose to behave like an ungrateful child and you disrespected Shawn Michaels. And that’s not on! Myself and many others would not be here today if it were not for Shawn Michaels. And right now, you’re suspended. But next week, your suspension is over. So Grayson, you wanna disrespect someone? How’s about next week, you try and disrespect me?” Will the 21st Century Success Story be humbled by the Big Strong Boi?
Odyssey Jones VS ???
Sound the alarm! The Odyssey of Odyssey continues, but will this next chapter be a happy one? Or will the hero of this story run into hardships?
NXT returns, and Stacks makes his entrance. Is this the big bad behemoth Stacks claims he’ll take down to prove he’s a worthy Underboss? The bell rings and fans rally for Jones. He and Stacks circle, Stacks rushes in to go for a leg, but Jones throws him away. Stacks and Jones circle again, Jones corners Stacks but Stacks kicks low. Stacks wrenches but Jones headlocks. Stacks pulls hair but Jones grinds the hold. Stacks throws body shots but Jones shoves Stacks. They RAM shoulders, Stacks RAMS Jones again, then headbutts low! Stacks keeps RAMMING into Jones, but then Jones CLOBBERS Stacks!
Fans fire up for Jones while Tony is upset. Stacks goes to a corner, Jones stands Stacks up and throws body shots and DOUBLE CHOPS! Jones TOSSES Stacks across the way! Stacks flounders, Tony talks trash on Jones, but Jones storms up on Stacks. Jones RAMS into Stacks, Stacks staggers away, and Jones grins as he brings Stacks up. Jones scoops, Stacks slips free and kicks low! Stacks runs but is sent into another corner! Stacks bounces off buckles, Tony coaches Stacks but Jones puts Stacks up top. Jones CLUBS away on Stacks, then POLISH HAMMERS Stacks down! Fans fire up with Jones while Stacks goes to the apron.
Tony tells Stacks he asked for this so he has to win! Stacks shoulders into Jones, then HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS! Jones staggers, Stacks runs to CLOBBER Jones onto the ropes! Stacks CLUBS away on Jones, lets off as the re counts, and Stacks says it’s HIS time now. Stacks pie faces Jones, slingshots and LEG DROPS! Stacks almost wipes himself out! Tony talks trash, Stacks stalks Jones, and Stacks throws hands. Stacks clamps onto the neck wrench but Jones endures. Fans rally, Jones fights up, and he pries free! Jones elbows but Stacks clamps on with a chinlock. Jones throws more hands, then CLOBBERS Stacks!
Jones CLOBBERS Stacks again, whips him and scoops him, SIDEWALK SLAM! Fans fire up and Jones runs, ROLLING SENTON! Stacks sputters and crawls around, and fans rally for Jones. Jones back body blocks in a corner, Stacks flops out of the ring, and Jones goes out after him. Jones runs in to CLOBBER Stacks again! Jones puts Stacks in the ring, slides in, but Stacks hurries to DDT! Jones is dazed and Tony fires up! Stacks snarls, runs, and SLIDING FOREARMS! Stacks fires himself up, wants Jones to get up again, and Stacks runs in, KNEE DROP!! Cover, STACKS WINS!
Winner: Channing Lorenzo, by pinfall
Fans boo but the Underboss just won big! Will Tony’s right hand man soon be getting his hands on gold?
Indus Sher speaks.
Jinder Mahal says Veer and Sanga, “two international icons, united by one desire, finally earned the respect they are after.” Veer says they told the world what was going to happen but no one believed them, “until they witnessed the devastation of the Creed Brothers.” Sanga says, “Julius, Brutus, don’t be ashamed. You lost before the bell even rang.” Jinder says, “An entire region of this planet rejoiced in celebration. Now these two men expected to be treated the same here as they are back home: deservedly so, larger than life superstars!” Veer says Indus Sher now moves on to accomplish bigger goals. The Creeds have little value now.
Seeing the landscape, there is no tag team that can beat them! Their NXT takeover has begun. Phase one is complete. Phase two begins and ends with the three of them draped in gold! Will the Modern Day Maharaja lead his brothers in arms to have their hands raised at Stand & Deliver?
Chase U heads to gorilla.
They have their match to worry about, but they’re also worried because they don’t know where Thea went. Andre is sure she was headed to Shake Shack, and Duke says it’s probably fine, Thea is an adult and can handle herself. But will they be able to focus on their own concerns against Kit & Elton? That match is next, after the break.
NXT catches up with Roxanne Perez in the parking lot.
They ask her if she has a tag team partner for next week’s match. She does, actually. And next week, KC Squared will be facing Roxie and Meiko Satomura! The Final Boss is returning to NXT! Will she help the Prodigy put Kayden & Katana in their place?
Chase U VS Pretty Deadly!
NXT returns as Kit & Elton make their entrance. But they’re still in the same disheveled state as they were earlier tonight. They can’t even put energy into their pose. Will they even have energy to have this match?
The teams sort out, and Duke starts against Elton. They circle, tie up, and Duke headlocks. Elton powers out but Duke runs him over! Elton flounders while fans rally for Duke. Elton CHOPS, but Duke doesn’t even flinch. Duke puts Elton in a corner and CHOPS! Fans taunt them as “Pretty Sleepy!” Duke bumps Elton off buckles and heh goes flying! Duke CLUBS and ROCKS Elton, then DECKS Elton right out of the ring! Duke isn’t even into this because it’s not much of a fight. Elton hurries into the ring, tags Kit, but Duke wrenches to RAM shoulders. Tag to Chase, Chase U whips, drop toeholds and drops an elbow! Cover, TWO!
Chase body scissors to a clutch, TWO! Chase rolls Kit again, TWO! ROLLING CLUTCH! Fans cheer as they go around and around, cover, TWO! Kit says, “What’s the point?! What’s the bloody point?!” Chase drags Kit up but Kit shoves him away. Kit wants to leave but Chase is on him at the ropes! Chase ROCKS Kit, Kit yoyos into another forearm! And another! And another! Elton protests but Chase kicks him low! Chase bumps Elton off Kit’s boots, they both fall out of the ring! Chase says THAT is a teachable moment! Pretty Deadly is frustrated, Kit tags Elton in and they go after Chase together! Kit anchors a foot, but Chase deflects Elton’s boot!
Chase CLUBS Kit, ducks Elton, and Elton almost hits Kit! But Kit sends Elton’s hand into Chase! And they’re suddenly back?! Tag to Kit, he and Elton stomp, “YES BOY~!” and LEG DROP SPLASH COMBO! Cover, ONE!! Kit drags Chase up, reels him in, suplexes but Chase slips free! Tag to Duke! Duke CLOBBERS Kit, ELBOWS him, then scoops to SLAM! Fans rally for Duke and he kicks Kit, CLUBS him, and stomps him! Duke mocks the Pretty Deadly fingers, then dodges Kit to scoop and SIDEWALK SLAM! Fans fire up with Duke and he runs in, only for Elton to dump him out! Fans boo but Duke sends Elton into the apron.
But Kit CLOBBERS Duke into the steel steps! “YES BOY!” Pretty Deadly has energy again as NXT goes picture in picture.
Chase checks on Duke but Kit drags Duke up. Kit puts Duke in the ring, kicks him to the corner, and tags in Elton. Pretty Deadly stomps Duke, Elton throws hands then more stomps. The ref counts, Elton lets off to tag Kit back in. Pretty Deadly drags Duke up to double suplex! Kit covers, ONE!! Kit snarls and he stomps Duke back down. Kit throws body shots, tags Elton, and Pretty Deadly mugs Duke more. Elton brings Duke around to CLUB him down. But Duke throws body shots in return, only for Elton to CLUB him down again. Elton drags Duke for a SPLASH, then he clamps on a chinlock.
Duke endures as Elton stretches him back. The fans rally, especially the Chase U student section. Duke fights up, but Elton throws him down by his hair! Elton pushes Duke to a cover, TWO! NXT returns to single picture as Elton keeps Duke from Chase. Duke throws body shots, fans rally up, but Elton runs to CLOBBER Duke from behind! Elton fixes his hair and grins but Duke crawls for Chase. Elton drags him away, the fans rally up as Chase stomps the steps. Duke crawls, boots Elton away, hot tags to Kit and Chase! Chase rallies on Pretty Deadly with big haymakers! Atomic drop for Elton! Atomic drop for Kit!
Chase DECKS Kit! Elton leaps in but into a body shot! Chase steps through on Elton’s legs, but Kit runs in so Chase trips him up. Chase steps through to try Kit now, but Elton runs in! BACK DROP, into the FIGURE FOUR! Fans fire up as Kit endures! Elton runs in, but Chase avoids the splash! Chase CHOPS Elton, Kit whips him away, but Chase catches them both, DDT COMPLETE SHOT COMBO! Cover on Kit, TWO! Fans fire up with Chase and he drags Kit up. Kit swings, but into an URE- NO, arm-drag! Kit KANGAROO KICKS, tags Elton, and Elton scoops Chase! SNAKE EYES! “YES BOY!” DRY MARTINI! Cover, Duke breaks it!
Duke JABS away on Kit! Flip, flop and “U~!” ELBOW! SENTON! Duke keeps moving and he clotheslines Kit out hard! But Elton dumps Duke out! Chase brings Elton in, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Fans fire up, time to spell it it! C! H! A! S! E! U! What’s that spell?! CHASE U! But THEA appears? she’s covered in smile faces! The Schism had her but let her go? And in the distraction, Kit rolls Chase up! Chase covers, TWO!! Chase ROCKS Kit, whips, but Elton tags, SPILT MILK!!! Cover, Pretty Deadly win!
Winners: Pretty Deadly, by pinfall
Duke didn’t realize Chase was in trouble because he was checking on Thea! What did The Schism do to scare Thea like that? What will Chase U to teach The Schism a lesson?
As for Pretty Deadly, they spot Gallus up in the perch. Mark Coffey & Wolfgang nod and applaud, will we see NXT UK revisited in Hollywood?
Drew Gulak talks with Hank Walker backstage.
Hank asks Gulak if he got that email with all his sketches for ring gear ideas. Yes, Gulak did. What’d he think? Gulak looked them over, and he was pretty impressed. Really? Wow! That fires Hank up! Hank’s feeling like taking Wes up on that Open Challenge now. Nice! But Charlie Dempsey walks over to say that it doesn’t matter what Hank wears in the ring, it matters what he does. Does Gulak really think Hank is ready for Wes Lee? Gulak says Hank is ready for a rematch with Dempsey. Fine. Just make sure he doesn’t take shortcuts like Gulak does. The Son of the Gentleman Villain is calling Gulak out, but will he tear Hank apart to prove his point?
DING DONG, HELLO~, it’s Bayley!
Bayley walks in through the door, arm in a sling, and welcomes us to a special NXT edition of Ding Dong, Hello. Now, we must all be wondering how she made it here after what “that idiot” Becky Lynch and Lita did to her and her girls on Raw last night. It’s because she’s the ULTRA Role Model, she loves NXT, and she loves her two guests tonight. Last Saturday, Bayley watched Vengeance Day, and she saw the NXT Women’s Championship slip through the fingers of these two ladies. She brings out “two of my absolute favorites,” Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne, Toxic Attraction!
Gigi & Jacy walk out, making their team entrance despite the tension and dysfunction from Saturday. They both frown at each other for a moment before going down the ramp and to the ring. Jacy insists she go up the steps first and Gigi rolls her eyes. They ring the doorbell then walk in through Bayley’s door, and Bayley says they’re total pros! That’s why she got them the nice seats. They each take an armchair and Bayley notices the tension. “So let’s just get right to it, guys. What happened on Saturday?” Jacy says that’s a great question. What happened Saturday, Gigi? Oh, why don’t you tell her, Jacy?!
Jacy would love to! Gigi screwed Jacy out of the title! Um, Roxie beat Jacy, not Gigi. So Jacy cost Gigi! Get it right. What? Saturday, Gigi was supposed to be behind Jacy. Gigi was not being a team player. They were supposed to be a team! they held hands, and then Gigi slipped away. Oh, look, another excuse! Saturday, it was sink or swim. If Gigi won, Jacy would’ve sunk into obscurity and we all know it! Jacy says she doesn’t need Gigi, she’s a star all on her own! Fans are a bit torn on that, but Jacy says Gigi’s gear “looked like a hobo who banged a Chucky doll.” Bayley is laughing at that one.
Gigi is surprised Jacy even noticed when Jacy was staring up at the lights. That’s the Jacy Jayne Position. Whoa, whoa, guys, it’s getting feisty. Bayley says we’re all getting a bit uncomfortable. This might be a natural split, but before they even think about splitting up, have they ever thought what they’d do if that did happen? Have they thought through what they’d be as individuals? Gigi hasn’t, actually. But sky’s the limit for her! Jacy says she’ll go straight to the top, obviously! Right, rather vague answers.
But if you wanna get to the top, isn’t it easier, quicker and better if you did that with a ride-or-die? With someone who knows you inside and out? Someone who will do anything for you? That has the same goals as you? Wow, Toxic Attraction has been Gigi’s life for almost three years now. And she’s alienated herself from everyone else in the locker room. Everyone hates her… If everyone hates Gigi, then what the hell do they feel about Jacy? Jacy’s called people “munchkins, idiots, disgusting, sickening.” It goes on and on! Bayley would know better than anyone that there is strength in numbers. Look at Damage CTRL! They’re on top of the world right now!
Bayley says yes they are! And Toxic Attraction should really think on that. Gigi says that at the end of the day, NXT is a shark tank. She needs someone she can trust, who will have her back. Someone that’s been through the wringer with her. Jacy won’t lie. When she gets mad, she cuts real deep, aims for the jugular. She can sit her and say she’ll change, but we know that’s not happening. Why even lie? But in all honesty, no matter what happens, Gigi will always be Jacy’s sister. Gigi feels the same! Bayley likes that. Jacy says that they have two options: go their separate ways and see what happens; or they can have one more run.
Gigi says, “One more run at the NXT Women’s Tag titles?” Or… They look at Bayley. No offense, Bayley, but maybe they want DMG CTRL’s WWE Women’s Tag titles! Bayley has them hold on here! Don’t get excited, ya idiots! We’re focusing on the now! These two feel a lot better, thanks to Bayley. So let’s all bring it back and hug it out. Right? C’mon. Jacy & Gigi do hug it out and everyone cheers! Beautiful. Bayley says, “Ladies and gentlemen, the happy couple, Toxic Attraction!” Gigi & Jacy raise each other’s hands, and then Jacy SUPERKICKS Gigi?!?! Jacy says it’s never been about “us,” it’s always been about her!
Jacy RAMS Gigi into Bayley’s door! And BOOTS her through it!! Fans boo as Jacy just did Gigi like Shawn Michaels did Marty Jannetty! Is this the beginning of a new and even more toxic chapter for Jacy?
A great episode to follow Vengeance Day and pivot to Stand & Deliver. For one, good of them to plug Waller getting in HBK’s face and his kayfabe suspension being why he wasn’t here. Tyler Bate had a good promo calling Waller out, and they’re going to have an awesome match. Trick Melo Gang had a good promo to open and celebrate the win, but JD McDonagh sticking his nose into things was a good surprise. Melo VS JD was an awesome match, and I like that Dragunov is back. And of course he goes after JD to settle their score. A grudge match between them for Stand & Deliver would be awesome stuff.
Great stuff from Kiana and Fallon throughout the night. The surprise party was a great, very “pro-wrestling meets sitcom” reason Fallon can’t tell Jensen what’s really going on, even though that is still very much her misunderstanding of what she heard, which is also very sitcom. I am also glad to know they’re going to do a Valentine’s Day segment with this story, and that will be the make or break moment for this team. I also appreciate that Fallon being the Face, she wants to give KC Squared a rematch. But wow, Kayden & Katana get cheated out of titles and suddenly they’re bitter Heels. Roxie & Satomura are definitely going to beat those two.
I also like the party setting up the tag match main event of Chase U VS Pretty Deadly. I loved Bum Ass Pretty Deadly, but it also makes sense that this phase didn’t last long. Great integration of stories with The Schism kidnapping Thea to start a story with Chase U and costing them the match. Pretty Deadly VS Gallus is going to be a great story towards Stand & Deliver, and with HBK at the helm, they will surely reference everything from NXT UK and give us an incredible tag title match. And of course, Indus Sher is implying they’re going after titles. I suppose Veer & Sanga could get into the tag title story, but I feel like they’ll be waiting for Pretty Deadly VS Gallus to resolve.
Sol VS Stark was a really good match, and a really good showing for Sol, but I had a feeling Stark would win again. Stark also showed us a great way for her to get to her finisher with sending Sol into the corner face first. Good promo from Diamond Mine with Isla & Fyre, and I like that Isla tied this into the whodunnit with Lyons. I also found it oddly amusing that Brutus was okay if she did do it. Good match from Tatum VS Isla but of course Isla won. Pretty sure we’ll get Ivy & Tatum VS Isla & Fyre, which Isla & Fyre will win to get going in the Women’s Tag Division and closer to the titles. And decent match from Lyra VS Feroz but it was of course just a vehicle to push Feroz’s story with Lopez forward.
Of course Dabba-Kato wins in a squash, but poor Dante Chen. Before he got hurt, he was looking to be a big part of NXT’s plans. But now that he’s back, he’s just the guy getting fed to other superstars NXT has big plans for. Kato being vague about why he turned on Apollo is fine, they have time to figure out what’s really going on here. Kato VS Apollo is definitely coming, and they could do some great storytelling on top of great action. Good, quick promo from Hank, Gulak and Dempsey. I was hoping we were going to see some of Hank’s ideas for ring gear, but I guess we’ll see what he’s got next week in the rematch with Dempsey.
Good stuff from Wes Lee, but of course Tony D & Stacks act like he owes them. The Open Challenge next week is going to be great no matter who answers it, but I wonder if Stacks is going to step up. Stacks literally won big over Odyssey Jones, but I don’t see him beating Wes. Personally, I’m hoping we see Dragon Lee (or whatever his WWE name will be) show up in time for Stand & Deliver to have an epic match with Wes. Though if that were to happen, I feel like Dragon Lee would have to win so as not to hurt his run. Maybe NXT waits to debut Dragon Lee at Stand & Deliver so that he can call out whoever is champion.
And of course, awesome stuff out of Ding Dong, Hello. Bayley was a great host, and I like that she was doing her best to keep Toxic Attraction together as a duo. That moment where they teased Face Toxic Attraction going after DMG CTRL was great, because that made the turn even more effective. Jacy is definitely the better Heel in how she’s better at being arrogant and boisterous in her promos, and it makes sense for Gigi to be the Face. Gigi is definitely the one fans liked the most, even when Mandy was around. The feud can go either way but this is going to be some great stuff.
My Score: 8.8/10
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