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Mitchell’s WWE Crown Jewel Results & Report! (10/21/21)

Who ascends to the throne?

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WWE Crown Jewel 2021

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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?


My Thoughts:

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


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Mitchell’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Results & Report! (5/26/22)

BOSJ, round six!

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NJPW BOSJ 29

The blocks keep rolling into round six!

Round five was red hot but the Best of the Super Juniors is far from over! Will Hiromu Takahashi still have a leg to stand on in A Block? Who between Desperado, Phantasmo and Lindaman will be EL GANADOR? (The Winner)

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Master Wato VS Titan; Wato wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: DOUKI VS TJP; TJP wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Clark Connors VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Connors wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Ryusuke Taguchi VS Alex Zayne; Zayne wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: YOH VS Francesco Akira; Akira wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Wheeler Yuta VS EL LINDAMAN; Lindaman wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Ace Austin VS Taiji Ishimori; Austin wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: BUSHI VS El Desperado; Bushi wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Hiromu Takahashi VS SHO; Sho wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Robbie Eagles VS El Phantasmo; Eagles wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Here are the current standings in A Block!

Taiji Ishimori: 4-1, 8 points
Ace Austin: 4-1, 8 points
Alex Zayne: 3-2, 6 points
YOH: 3-2, 6 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-2, 6 points
SHO: 2-3, 4 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-3, 4 points
Clark Connors: 2-3, 4 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 1-4, 2 points
Francesco Akira: 1-4, 2 points

 

Here are the current standings for B Block!

El Phantasmo: 4-1, 8 points
El Desperado: 4-1, 8 points
El Lindaman: 3-2, 6 points
Wheeler Yuta: 3-2, 6 points
Douki: 3-2, 6 points
Bushii: 2-3, 4 points
TJP: 2-3, 4 points
Robbie Eagles: 2-3, 4 points
Master Wato: 1-4, 2 points
Titan: 1-4, 2 points

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Master Wato VS Titan!

These two champions each lost last round, but the round robin isn’t done yet! Will the Way of the Grandmaster or the Immortal get away from last place?

The bell rings and fans rally up. The two circle, they shake hands to show sportsmanship and the fans applaud. Wato and Titan then tie up, Wato waistlocks but Titan spins to facelocks. Wato slips out to hammerlock but Titan reaches back to headlock. Wato spins Titan to facelock but Titan wrenches out to a wristlock. Wato rolls, kips up, wrenches back and wristlocks, but Titan spins and slips through to spin Wato and wrench back. Fans applaud the exchange and Titan kicks Wato around. Titan wrenches again, then whips Wato. Wato reverses, drops, hurdles, but Titan waistlocks. Titan then spins Wato to a knuckle lock and CHOPS!

Titan goes up the corner, tightrope walks, and fans rally as he jumps and bounces and FLYING ARM-DRAGS, but Wato handsprings through! Wato wheelbarrows and arm-drags, but Titan handstands then handsprings through! Titan sweeps the legs, covers, ONE! Wato sweeps, covers, ONE! Titan handsprings while Wato somersaults, and fans fire up as the two stare down. Wato and Titan nod and fans rally up. Wato throws a forearm, Titan throws it back. Wato throws another so Titan gives it back. Fans rally as they go back and forth, faster and faster. Wato gets the edge, runs, but Titan dropkicks him down!

Wato bails out, Titan builds speed, and rolls to FOSBURY, but Wato gets back in the ring! Titan looks for Wato and Wato already builds speed, but Titan ducks. Wato stops, Titan looks up, PLANCHA! Fans fire up with Wato and he dusts himself off before he brings Titan up. Wato puts Titan in the ring, aims from the apron and springboards, but Titan gets under! Titan ducks the roundhouse to fire off palm strikes, a back hand and a ROUNDHOUSE! But he runs into the back elbow! Wato runs, but Titan goes Matrix to dodge! CALF KICK! Wato wobbles, Titan springboards, into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up while both men are down!

Titan and Wato stir, Wato gets up first and he drags Titan into a waistlock. Titan throws elbows but Wato holds on. Titan backs Wato into the corner, and he throws more elbows! Wato lets go and fans rally again as Titan powers up the arm. Titan runs corner to corner, but Wato BOOTS him! Wato goes up, throws Titan down, but Titan kips up to PELE! Titan then goes up after Wato, drags him out to a Canadian Rack, and brings Wato out for a SPINNING SHOULDER BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Wato survives and fans fire up! Titan hurries to get Wato up and whip him to the corner. Titan roars, runs corner to corner, DRIVE-BY LARIAT!

Wato falls into the drop zone and Titan gets back up on the apron. Titan climbs the corner, leaps, but Wato avoids the double stomps! Titan hobbles on the bad leg, Wato reel shim in, HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as each man goes to a corner. Wato roars and he runs corner to corner, but Titan puts him on the apron. Wato blocks a punch to GAMANGIRI, then he springboards! FLYING UPPERCUT! Fans fire up with Wato again and he brings Titan in for the MOUSE TRAP DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Titan survives and shocks Wato! Wato drags Titan up and reels him back in, but Titan escapes the scoop!

Titan fires off a strike fest, sobat and BUZZSAW, BUZZSAW, and fans fire up! Titan aims from the corner, SUPER- NO! Wato blocks, spins Titan, and SUPERKICKS back! Scoop and T T D!! Tenzan Tombstone Driver!! But Wato isn’t done there! He goes up top and aims, R P P!! Cover, Wato wins!

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

Wato wins and is rising up! But can he make the comeback in time for the finals? As for Titan, is he doomed to be stuck at the back of the pack?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: DOUKI VS TJP!

Japones Del Mal and Public Enemy Number One both won big last round, but now someone’s momentum has to come to a screeching halt! Will Douki step closer to the front of the pack? Or will TJP dab on ’em as he drags Douki down?

TJP rushes Douki the moment he’s in the ring! But Douki dodges the dropkick, and swings his metal stick! TJP dodges that, kicks Douki and whips but Douki reverses and throws TJP out! The bell rings as Douki goes to the apron, and Douki hits a FLYING FOREARM! Fans fire up and Douki drags TJP up and POSTS him! Douki puts TJP in the ring, but then TJP bails out the other side. TJP gets a chair and the ref has him stop! TJP wants after Douki, he shoves the ref aside, but Douki dropkicks TJP down! Douki takes the chair, stands it up, and runs, but TJP gets in and uses the chair to jump up! RANA!

Douki flounders out and fans fire up again! TJP goes out after Douki and he drags Douki up. Douki fights the suplex, TJP keeps trying, and Douki hits an APRON DDT! Fans fire up and rally again as Douki gets back in the ring. Douki climbs up, aims as TJP stands, but TJP trips Douki up! Fans rally and TJP drags Douki to the ropes. TJP goes out to slingshot senton back in! Cover, TWO! TJP jams his knee into Douki’s back, then scrapes his sole on Douki’s face! TJP stomps Douki, but Douki throws body shots and forearms. TJP EuroUppers Douki back down! TJP puts Douki in a corner, stomps his leg, then digs his knee in.

The ref reprimands but fans rally up as TJP gives Douki boot washes. TJP runs side to side, for a big BOOT WASH! Fans rally again, TJP drags Douki up and EuroUppers. Douki staggers to ropes, TJP whips him to ropes, but Douki holds ropes to stop. TJP runs but Douki drops down and TJP tumbles out! Douki PLANCHAS TJP down! Fans fire up and Douki gets back up. Douki gets the chair and he sets it up nearby. Douki ROCKS TJP and makes him have a seat, then he builds speed in the ring! Douki DIVES and WRECKS TJP out of the chair! Fans fire up while the ref checks on TJP. TJP’s somehow okay to continue, so Douki gets him up and in.

Douki stalks TJP, scoops and SLAMS him, then runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, Douki drags TJP up and Gory Especials. But TJP fights off, and Douki spins him around to HELL STAB! Douki runs in but TJP goes up and over! Only for Douki to catch him in the Gory Especial! TJP arm-drags free, spins Douki around, but Douki breaks the dragon sleeper. TJP keeps Douki from running but Douki kicks and ENZIGURIS! Fans fire up again and Douki runs, but TJP springboards for a FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up while TJP is frustrated. TJP grits his teeth and he drags Douki back up.

TJP spins Douki, dragon sleeper, but Douki slips out of the inverted suplex! Gory Especial, DOTON NO JUTSU! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives and Douki is beside himself! Fans rally up, Douki fires up, and Douki drags TJP into the wheelbarrow! But TJP victory rolls to the leg lock! TJP wants the crossface, but Douki slips around to get the ITALIAN STRETCH #32! But TJP scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Douki lets go at 4. Fans rally up, Douki fires up, and he gets TJP up in a torture rack. But TJP slips out, dragon sleeper, SUDDEN IMPACT! Cover, TWO!! Douki survives and fans fire up again!

TJP drags Douki to a drop zone and he points up to the sky. This one’s for Kobe! MAMBA SPLASH into the ITALIAN STRETCH!! Douki pulls back but TJP endures and fights his way to ropes! But Douki rolls him away! ITALIAN- NO, TJP steps up, slips through, PINOY STRETCH!! Douki taps, TJP wins!!

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

The Fil-Am Flash turns things around in a flash, and he has a tiebreaker win over Douki! Will TJP’s 3-3 prove stronger? Or will Douki manage to turn things around in these last few rounds?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Clark Connors VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru!

The Wild Rhino ran through the Nova Fireball, while the Heel Master snatched a win off the Bone Soldier! Will Connors keep barreling through towards the top? Or will Kanemaru wrangle him like he did the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion?

The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. They tie up, Connors shoves Kanemaru to ropes but Kanemaru stays up. They circle again, tie up, and Connors headlocks. Kanemaru endures the grind, tries to pry free but Connors holds on. Kanemaru throws body shots, powers out, but Connors runs him over! Fans fire up and Connors runs, things speed up but Kanemaru bails out to slow it down. Fans rally, Connors rushes out but Kanemaru kicks low! Kanemaru CLUBS Connors, Connors uppercuts Kanemaru! Connors puts Kanemaru in the ring and hurries in, but Kanemaru hurries right back out.

Connors keeps cool, and he dares Kanemaru to get back in. Kanemaru dares Connors to come back out, so Connors does. Connors chases Kanemaru back in, and Kanemaru stomps Connors down! Kanemaru puts Connors in a corner with a rake of the eyes! The ref reprimands, Kanemaru whips Connors corner to corner, but Connors comes right back to CLOBBER Kanemaru! Fans fire up and Connors calls for a flip? Connors drags Kanemaru up, whips him and scoops him, but Kanemaru tilt-o-whirls to a cradle! TWO, Kanemaru gets a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Connors knees low! Kanemaru rakes Connors’ eyes!

Kanemaru runs, but Connors goes sideways, but Kanemaru catches him for a sleeper! But Connors slips around to back suplex, only for Kanemaru to kick and headlock takeover! Kanemaru makes it a cover, TWO, and Kanemaru dropkicks Connors down! Fans fire up while both men are down! Kanemaru sees Connors go to a corner, he runs in, and BOOTS! Then he reels Connors into a scoop, for BRITISH FALL! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Kanemaru goes up the corner and waits on Connors. Kanemaru leaps, but Connors blocks Deep Impact! Connors then suplexes Kanemaru, but Kanemaru slips off and kicks low.

Kanemaru runs, but Connors drops down and goes the other way, to POUNCE! Fans fire up as both men are down again! Connors grins as he aims from a corner and revs up. Kanemaru gets up slowly and Connors grows impatient. Connors storms up but Kanemaru victory rolls him! TWO, and Kanemaru runs, into a POWERSLAM! Connors shakes his head and roars! Connors drags Kanemaru up as fans rally, but Kanemaru fights the lift! Kanemaru whips, rolls Connors up, TWO!! Connors escapes, and he SPEARS Kanemaru down! Fans fire up and Connors gets Kanemaru back up, TROPHY KILLER!! Cover, Connors wins!!

Winner: Clark Connors, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Kanemaru earns 0)

Connors keeps winning in Korakuen! Is he going to stampede his way to the top of the block? As for Kanemaru, will he go back to drinking his sorrows away?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Ryusuke Taguchi VS Alex Zayne!

The Funky Weapon tried and failed to break the Murder Machine, while The Sauce lost to his own tag partner, Ace Austin! Will Taguchi get burned again this round? Or will he stay cool and keep his pants on?

The bell rings and fans rally up, “TA-GU-CHI!” “AL-EX ZAYNE!” The two approach, circle, then tie up. Zayne wrenches to a wristlock, Taguchi rolls and wrenches to wristlock back. Zayne rolls, handsprings, wrenches again and headlocks. Fans applaud this opening exchange, but Taguchi throws body shots. Taguchi powers out, then keeps Zayne moving with dropdowns and sidesteps. But Zayne disrupts the pattern with his springboard knee drop! Zayne then rolls, RUNNING MARIPOSA! Fans fire up as Taguchi bails out! Zayne builds speed, but Taguchi gets in, only for Zayne to sidestep! Taguchi HIP ATTACKS but misses as Zayne sidesteps again.

Fans fire up while Taguchi tumbles to ropes. Zayne shrugs, then he drags Taguchi up. Zayne snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Fans rally, Zayne gets a leg and KICKS Taguchi in the butt! And then again! Zayne drags Taguchi up to ROCK him with a forearm, then has him in a corner. Zayne wrenches, whips corner to corner and runs in, but Taguchi boots him! Taguchi goes up, headscissors, and he RAMS Zayne into his butt! And again, and again, and again! Taguchi lets Zayne go, fans rally and Zayne rushes in, but Taguchi drops down a la Nakamura to dump him out! Taguchi then FLYING HIPS from the apron!

Fans fire up, Taguchi brings Zayne up to put him in, and springboards for a MISSILE HIP! Taguchi kicks Zayne out so he can TRIANGLE JUMP PLANCHA! Direct hit, and Taguchi even bows in respect to Shingo Takagi on commentary. Taguchi then puts Zayne in, and he calls upon the powers of Strong Style! “ORYA~!” Zayne drops but Taguchi was just faking him out! OH MY GARFUNKLE! Zayne rolls and throws Taguchi away, then ROCKS him with forearms and elbows! Taguchi rebounds but into a leg sweep, and Zayne runs to SOMERSAULT AX- NO! Taguchi dodges, and he brings down his tights!!

But Zayne blocks the hip attack! “ITADAKIMAAASU~!” EH!? Zayne BITES Taguchi’s ass!! The ref reprimands, Taguchi flails, and Zayne lets off. Fans fire up as Zayne runs, but into a HIP ATTACK! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Taguchi slowly gets up, clutching his cheeks. Taguchi throws a forearm, but Zayne gives it back. Taguchi throws another forearm, Zayne gives it back. The forearms keep going back and forth as they stand, but Taguchi gets the edge. Taguchi runs, HIP ATTACK hits JUMP KNEE, but Zayne’s knee takes more damage?! Taguchi then gets the leg, ducks the enziguri, and has OH MY GARFUNKLE!

Fans fire up as Zayne reaches out, but Taguchi reels him in! Zayne fights free to scoop Taguchi, but Taguchi sunset flips, TWO! Zayne EDDY GORDO KICKS! Zayne hurries to the corner while Taguchi is down, CINNAMON TWIST!! Cover, Zayne wins!

Winner: Alex Zayne, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Taguchi earns 0)

The Sauce was too spicy and the Funky Weapon misfires! Will Zayne heat up at the right time to take the block? Is Taguchi only good as a spoiler now?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: YOH VS Francesco Akira!

Direct Drive got a huge win just yesterday in the main event, but it’s back to the grind! Will Yoh keep moving forward and show us that passion? Or will Nova Fireball burn him up already?

Akira DIVES on Yoh as soon as he’s ringside! Akira POSTS Yoh, and he fires up! The fans fire up, the bell rings, and Akira brings Yoh up to RAM into the apron! Then TIGER FEINT down! Fans fire up more and Akira gets Yoh back up and in the ring. Akira climbs up the corner and leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Yoh is still in this but Akira keeps cool. Akira gets fans to clap, “A! KI-RA!” and he finally takes off his shirt. Akira stomps Yoh, pulls Yoh’s jacket off and then stomps Yoh to ropes. Akira drags Yoh up to pull his shirt off and throw it away, but Yoh kicks back! Yoh throws a forearm but Akira gives it back!

Akira CLUBS Yoh, follows him to ropes, and he CLUBS Yoh against ropes again and again. Yoh ROCKS Akira back! And again! But Akira knees low! Akira runs, things speed up, Yoh drop toeholds and runs, but Akira dodges the sliding kick. Akira kicks, whips but Yoh reverses to dropkick Akira out of the ring! Fans fire up and Yoh aims, PLANCHA! Down goes Akira and fans fire up with Yoh! Yoh catches his breath and the ring count climbs. Yoh goes back to Akira as Akira gets up at 10 of 20. Yoh puts Akira in at 12, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS him! Akira staggers away to the next corner, and Yoh CHOPS him again!

Akira goes to another corner, Yoh walks over to CHOP him again! Fans fire up and Yoh wrenches to whip corner to corner. Yoh runs in to back elbow, then he reels Akira in for a NECKBREAKER! Then he gets Akira up for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Yoh grits his teeth. Yoh drags Akira into a waistlock, fans rally, “A! KI-RA!” “Y! O H!” but Akira powers Yoh back to a corner! Akira elbows free, runs corner to corner but Yoh dodges. Yoh mule kicks, runs, but Akira follows to wheelbarrow, victory roll, STOMP 182! Fans fire up while both men are down! Akira and Yoh go to opposite ends and drag themselves up the ropes.

Akira runs corner to corner at Yoh, corner clothesline! Then he goes corner to corner again, back elbow! Akira fires up, reels Yoh in, GOURD BUSTER! Akira wants Yoh to get back up, and he winds up, BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO! Akira seethes but fans still rally. Akira vows to end this and he drags Yoh back up. Akira goes from the corner, FIRE- NO! Yoh ducks to SUPER- NO! Akira blocks and ROUNDHOUSES, but Yoh JUMP KNEES! Akira SUPERKICKS! Yoh drops, Akira aims from a corner again. Yoh sits up, Akira runs in, YOH SUPERKICKS!! Both men are down again and fans fire up more!

Yoh and Akira slowly stir, and Yoh grits his teeth as he crawls after Akira. Yoh waistlocks and reels Akira in, GERMAN SUPLEX! Yoh holds on, gets Akira up again, GERMAN SUPLEX! Yoh gets Akira up again, but Akira kicks to resist the third! Akira elbows back, switches with Yoh, but Yoh resists and throws elbows. Yoh runs, Akira follows, wheelbarrow, but Yoh full nelsons! Akira breaks the nelson but Yoh gets the waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Akira escapes but Yoh fires up now! Fans rally with Yoh and he drags Akira up. Yoh bumps Akira off buckles, puts him up top, and CHOPS!

Yoh goes up to join Akira, CLUBS him, then brings him up. Fans rally but Akira fights free! Akira tucks Yoh in, CHEEKY- NO! Yoh mule kicks Akira away! Yoh adjusts, but Akira is right back up! SECOND ROPE SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Yoh survives but Akira roars! Akira brings Yoh up, reels Yoh in, SPEEDFIRE!! But Akira won’t cover, he goes to the corner! Yoh slowly sits up, Akira runs in, FIREBALL!! Cover, Akira wins!!

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

Direct Drive falls apart so soon after his big win! Will his passion not be enough to get back to the finals? As for Akira, is there still a chance he can be more than a spoiler?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Wheeler Yuta VS EL LINDAMAN!

The ROH Pure Champion won against the CMLL World Welterweight Champion just last round, but now he’s up against another champion! Will the Decoder have a winning formula for the G-Rex Champion? Or will Lindaman rebound and be feeling GLEAT again?

The bell rings and fans rally up as the two approach. Lindaman offers a handshake, Yuta takes it, and fans applaud the sportsmanship. They circle, tie up, and Yuta gets around to the waistlock. Lindaman wrenches out to the wristlock but Yuta rolls, wrenches and hammerlocks to then spin and wrangle Lindaman down to the mat. Fans applaud the exchange, and Lindaman gets up. Lindaman wrenches, hammerlocks, waistlocks, but Yuta fights and pushes Lindaman into the corner. Yuta runs, Lindaman drops then hurdles, but Yuta avoids the dropkick! Lindaman staggers up, Yuta CLUBS him to the corner.

Yuta whips, Lindaman reverses and then runs in, but Yuta goes up and over. Lindaman comes back, into a scoop SLAM! But he avoids the senton! Lindaman runs but Yuta ducks the Penalty Kick to roll Lindaman. Lindaman rolls through, gets around Yuta, and kicks the legs out to then dropkick Yuta in the back! Fans rally up and Lindaman brings Yuta up. Lindaman bumps him off buckles, sits him down and stomps a mudhole! The ref counts as Lindaman digs his boot in, but Lindaman counts along! Lindaman lets off, shakes the ref’s hand, then stomps Yuta one more time! Fans rally as Lindaman eggs Yuta on.

Yuta gets up and he throws forearm after forearm! Yuta runs but Lindaman elbows him at the ropes! Lindaman CLUBS Yuta, runs and dropkicks Yuta down! Yuta bails out, Lindaman builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and fans fire up again! The fans rally, “LIN-DA-MAN!” and he drags Yuta up and into the ring. Cover, TWO! Lindaman pushes Yuta down again to cover, TWO! Again, ONE! High stack, TWO!! Yuta is still in this and fans fire up! Lindaman brings Yuta up, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but into a BOOT! Lindaman comes back, blocks the boot, but Yuta dodges the lariat! Lindaman BOOTS!

Lindaman goes up, Yuta GAMANGIRIS and sends Lindaman tumbling down! Fans fire up and Yuta builds speed, to DIVE! Lindaman is sent into the Young Lions and fans fire up with Yuta! Yuta drags Lindaman up, puts him back in, and he gets Lindaman’s arm to wrench and HOTSHOT! Lindaman staggers, Yuta goes up top. CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Yuta hurries to get the arms, CATTLE MUTILATION! Lindaman endures and fans fire up, and Lindaman manages to crawl backwards and reach his leg out! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Yuta lets off and is a bit surprised. Yuta drags Lindaman up with a facelock, but Lindaman’s almost dead weight!

Yuta wrenches, lifts but Lindaman fights free and knees low. Lindaman runs and ROCKS Yuta with a forearm! Yuta runs to ROCK Lindaman back! Yuta eggs Lindaman on, Lindaman runs and ROCKS Yuta! Yuta runs, ROCKS Lindaman, but they both roar! They both run, DOUBLE FOREARMS! Both men wobble and fans fire up! Lindaman stands up first, he runs again, but Yuta atomic drops! But Lindaman ducks the enziguri! But Yuta reels Lindaman in, atomic drop and ENZIGURI after all! Yuta runs, into a DROPKICK! Both men are down again and fans rally! Lindaman fires up and he brings Yuta up to KUMA-

NO, Yuta throws Lindaman down and has the arms! They roll, stand, Yuta wrenches for the OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Yuta roars! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Yuta then hooks the arms as he rolls, but Lindaman slips out of Dragon’s Lair to float and deadlift waistlock! HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO!! Yuta survives but Lindaman chicken wings the arms! TIGER SUPLEX!! Bridging cover, Lindaman wins!!

Winner: El Lindaman, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Yuta earns 0)

A GLEAT rebound victory for Lindaman, will the G-Rex Champion still have a chance at the finals? Will Yuta have to rework his formula to get that winning combination?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Ace Austin VS Taiji Ishimori!

The Inevitable comes off a huge win while the Bone Soldier comes off a rather shocking loss. Will the Impact X-Division Champion add to Taiji’s woes? Or will THE IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion make sure he only owes one golden ticket?

The champions show off their belts, and while Austin brags he’s a three-time, Taiji has him beat with four-time! Fans applaud Taiji’s accomplishment, and rally up as the belts are put away. The bell rings and the two champions circle. Taiji kicks low, ROCKS Austin, then throws haymakers in the corner. The ref reprimands, Taiji whips corner to corner, but Austin stops himself to roll, drop toehold and EDDY GORDO! Austin runs, but handsprings over the dropdown to headlock. Taiji powers out but Austin runs him over. Austin poses but Taiji kips up while Austin runs, and Taiji hurdles to then duck and dodge and tilt-o-whirl!

Austin avoids the Mistico to arm-drag Taiji, then hurries to get the DISARMER! Taiji endures but Austin brings out his ace! PAPER CUT! Taiji scrambles out of the ring while Austin hides his ace. Fans rally up, Austin waits on Taiji as he takes his time to come back. Taiji gets in but just slides back out. Austin goes out after Taiji but Taiji gets back in. Austin sees Taiji coming and dumps him out! Austin CHOPS Taiji right in front of the fans, but Taiji blocks the apron bump. Taiji kicks, but Austin dropkicks! Austin kips up on the apron, handsprings to avoid the sweeps, then PENALTY KICKS Taiji down!

Fans rally up and Austin slingshots in to build speed. But Taiji runs around the corner to deny the Fall to Glory. Taiji slides in, Austin rushes him, but Taiji fireman’s carries to HOTSHOT Austin! Austin tumbles to the floor, and Taiji undoes the blue buckle pad! The ref reprimands but too late, the Bullet Club Special is in play. Fans rally while Austin stirs on the outside. Taiji waits as the ring count starts, but Austin gets up and in at 8 of 20. Taiji brings Austin up by the bad arm, CLUBS it, then wrenches it to a hammerlock. Taiji RAMS Austin’s bad arm into the buckles! Fans rally, “ACE AU-STIN!” but Taiji CLUBS the bad arm again.

Taiji wraps Austin up in a cobra clutch but Austin endures. Fans rally more and Austin fights up. Austin throws body shots, but Taiji ripcords to RAM the arm then WRING it out! Taiji gets fans to fire up, but they then go back to “ACE AU-STIN!” Taiji gets Austin up but Austin throws body shots and forearms! Austin CHOPS and forearms and CHOPS and forearms, then CHOPS away at the ropes! Austin fires off forearm after forearm, then whips corner to corner. Taiji reverses but Austin holds ropes to stop himself. Taiji runs in but Austin goes Spider-Man to dump Taiji out! Austin builds speed and he FALLS TO GLORY!

Fans fire up for the Fosbury Flop and Austin shakes out the bad arm. Austin drags Taiji up, puts him in, and then steps in to FLYING- NO, Taiji ducks the kick to gut wrench and CIPHER UTAKI! Fans fire up while both men are down. Taiji crawls to the corner, fans rally again, and Taiji grits his teeth as he drags himself up the ropes. Austin runs in but Taiji sends him into the POST! Austin falls back, Taiji gets him up to hammerlock and half nelson. Taiji scoops for the SHOULDER BUSTER! Austin writhes and Taiji crawls back to his corner. Fans rally up, Taiji waits on Austin to stand. Taiji runs in, but Austin elbows him away!

Austin knees, knee lifts, but Taiji ducks the heel kick! But Austin reels Taiji in to RIPCORD SLAM! Then HOUSE OF CARDS! Taiji flounders, Austin aims, THE FOLD!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Taiji barely gets his foot on the rope and Austin can’t believe it! Fans are thunderous and Austin fires back up. Austin builds speed, but Taiji flops down? The ref checks Taiji and Austin goes out to fetch him. Austin drags Taiji up to put him in, and fans rally as Austin goes to the corner. Austin slingshots up to springboard in, but Taiji avoids the flying leg drop! Austin lands on his feet but Taiji runs in to tilt-o-whirl, MISTICO! And then BONE LOCK!!!

Austin flails, kicks, reaches out, scrambles over, ROPEBREAK!! Austin survives but he clutches his arm. Fans are thunderous as Austin gets to the apron. Taiji runs in but into a shoulder! Austin steps in, FLYING CHUCK! Austin aims again, THE- NO, Taiji catches him to a dragon sleeper! Inverted suplex to BACKBREAKER! Taiji crawls to the cover, TWO! Fans are thunderous again as Taiji drags himself up the ropes. Taiji storms over to Wato, drags him up and reels him in, BLOODY- NO! Austin wrenches out, reels Taiji in, but Taiji wrenches out. But Austin NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!

Fans fire up and Austin fires up, but Taiji gets around to MISTI- NO, Austin rolls him, O’CONNER BRIDGE! AUSTIN WINS!!

Winner: Ace Austin, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Taiji earns 0)

Taiji can’t believe it! The three-time Impact X-Division Champion trumps the four-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion! And now, Austin leads the block!! Will the Inevitable have a shot at that title no matter what now? Can the Bone Soldier regain the lead with what little time is left?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: BUSHI VS El Desperado!

The Black Mask lost to Douki but the Rogue Luchador toughed it out and got the win on Master Wato. Will Bushi lose to two Suzuki-Gun members in a row? Or can he make Desperado tranquilo on that title comeback?

Desperado yawns while waiting on Bushi to take off the entrance attire. But then Bushi rushes Desperado and fires forearms! The bell rings, Bushi whips Desperado to ropes but Desperado holds ropes to stop himself. Desperado then BOOTS Bushi, but Bushi dodges and RANAS Desperado out! Fans fire up and Bushi builds speed, but Desperado gets in to run Bushi over! Bushi bails out now, and Desperado builds speed, to slide! Bushi ducks, but Desperado avoids his kick. Desperado pops Bushi up to the apron, Bushi mule kicks him down! Bushi then aims, and SLINGSHOT RANAS! Fans fire up and Bushi roars!

Bushi drags Desperado up, puts him in the ring, and he KICKS Desperado in the back. Desperado sits up, Bushi kicks him, then brings him up to throw a forearm. Desperado hits back, they start going back and forth but Bushi gets the edge. Bushi whips corner to corner but Desperado reverses. Desperado runs in but Bushi swing kicks him! Bushi goes up but Desperado DECKS him! Desperado goes out, scoops and SLAMS Bushi, and fans fire up as Desperado gets space. Desperado catches his breath, comes back to get Bushi’s leg and drag him around, to SMASH the leg on the floor! The ring count is climbing but Desperado brings Bushi up and in at 10 of 20.

Desperado drags Bushi back up, whips him out of the ring, and then stomps the bad leg! The ref reprimands but Desperado POSTS Bushi! Desperado takes the medic’s chair away and he throws it down on Bushi’s leg! Desperado stomps the chair but the ref stops him at that. Bushi writhes, Desperado says he didn’t hit Bushi with the chair so it’s fine. Desperado gives the chair back, then puts Bushi in the ring. Desperado SPLASHES the leg, fans rally up, and then Desperado stomps the leg again. Desperado stomps more, drags Bushi up, and he scoops to SLAM Bushi down! Fans rally up and Desperado grabs the leg for a toehold!

Desperado thrashes the leg but Bushi still endures. Fans rally more, Bushi CLUBS Desperado but Desperado rakes Bushi’s eye! KNEE JAMMER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Desperado drags Bushi up. Bushi fires forearms but Desperado knees low. Desperado ducks the enziguri to get the STRETCH MUFFLER! Bushi endures as Desperado thrashes the leg around! Bushi crawls, reaches out, Desperado thrashes more, but Bushi gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans applaud and rally up more but Desperado wags his finger. Desperado brings Bushi up, gut wrenches, GUITARRA- NO, Bushi slips out, but the bad leg jams!

Bushi gets to a corner and Desperado shrugs. Desperado runs in, but into a BOOT! Bushi goes up, FLYING RANA! Fans fire back up while both men are down, and Bushi crawls to Desperado. Desperado swings but Bushi ducks and spins Desperado to a DDT! Fans rally more, Bushi rushes in and blocks Desperado’s boot to put it in the ropes. Bushi dropkicks the leg, then hits a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up more while Bushi shakes out his bad leg. Bushi hobbles over to Desperado, drags him up, FISHER- NO, Desperado slips out! Bushi dodges, ENZIGURI! A glancing blow but enough for FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO!

Fans continue to rally, and Bushi drags himself to the corner. Bushi goes up, leaps, but Desperado gets under! Bushi’s leg buckles and Desperado CHOP BLOCKS! Both men are down again but the fans still rally! Desperado gets up and snarls as he gets the leg, GROUND DRAGON SCREW! STRETCH- NO, Bushi makes it a cradle, TWO! Bushi rushes in, into a SPINEBUSTER! Desperado rolls Bushi around to gut wrench, GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Bushi survives! Desperado gets Bushi back up, reels him in and underhooks, but Bushi fights off Pinche Loco to backslide! Desperado rolls through, underhooks, PINCHE-

NO! Bushi fights it off again, Desperado blocks a kick and ducks the enziguri but Bushi HEEL KICKS! Fans rally again and Bushi gets to a corner. Bushi runs out but Desperado blocks the Code Breaker to LOCO MONO! Desperado runs, into a DROPKICK! Both men are down and fans fire up again. Both men go to opposite ends, Bushi runs in, CODE BREAKER! Bushi hobbles up to hop on, DESTROYER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Desperado survives and Bushi is beside himself! Bushi drags himself to the corner and gets up the ropes. Bushi fires up and calls his shot, MX!!! But Desperado flounders away! Bushi manages the cover, Bushi wins!!

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

The Black Mask breaks even at 3-3, and he brings Desperado away from the top of the block! Can Bushi get past the Rogue Luchador to have a chance? Or can Desperado salvage this before the end?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 A Block: Hiromu Takahashi VS SHO!

The Ticking Timebomb has lost two in a row, with Kanemaru and Yoh both going after his leg. Will he be able to defend that leg from the Murder Machine? Or will Sho blow up Hiromu’s chances of a threepeat?

The ref is very thorough with his check of Sho, given his reputation with House of Torture. But then Sho decides to get a chair and wait for Hiromu at the entryway! The ref wants Sho to stop, but where is Hiromu? Hiromu came out the other entrance! He tells everyone to stay quiet so they can surprise Sho. Hiromu gets himself a chair, and when Sho turns around, he freaks out to see Hiromu! Hiromu throws the chair at Sho, Sho shields himself with his chair, but his fingers still get pinched! Sho falls over and shakes out his hands, and Hiromu smirks as he takes off his jacket. Hiromu then gets Sho up and POSTS him!

Fans fire up and Hiromu gets his own scrapbook to SMACK Sho with it! Hiromu has a Young Lion deliver the book to Milano Collection AT-san, then he puts Sho in the ring. The bell rings and this is on the record as Hiromu CHOPS Sho! Hiromu whips Sho corner to corner, runs in and SPLASHES! Then snapmare and basement dropkick! Fans fire up, Sho bails out, and Hiromu aims from the apron, FLYING JOHN WOO, but Sho uses a Young Lion shield! The Young Lion goes down and Hiromu can’t believe what just happened! Sho gets the chair back to SMACK Hiromu on the leg! Hiromu tumbles, the ref tries to stop Sho but Sho digs the chair into the leg!

The ref reprimands and gets Sho to let off, but Hiromu hobbles. Sho complains that Hiromu did stuff to him, but fans rally up for “HI-RO-MU!” Sho storms over after Hiromu, stomps the leg, then gets the leg for a STANDING KNEEBAR! Hiromu endures, the ring count is starting, and Sho keeps on the leglock! Sho then lets Hiromu go to get in at 10 of 20! Sho wants the count to go faster, Hiromu gets up and hobbles at 15. Hiromu gets in at 17! Fans rally but Sho stomps Hiromu’s leg. Sho drags Hiromu to DDT the leg! Fans still rally but Sho gets the leg in a KNEEBAR! Hiromu gets to the ROPEBREAK, the ref counts, and Sho lets go at 4.

Sho looms over Hiromu but Hiromu CHOPS him! And CHOPS again! Sho kicks the bad leg, drags Hiromu up, wrenches the arm, and he KICKS the leg. Sho digs his heel into the leg, wrenches again, then KICKS it again. And then wrenches again to KICK again! Sho digs his heel into the leg again, and fans rally up as Hiromu endures. Sho kicks, KICKS and SUPERKICKS Hiromu down! Cover, TWO! Hiromu clutches the knee but Sho kicks him around. Sho toys with Hiromu, taunts him, kicks him more, but Hiromu eggs Sho back on. Fans rally, Sho kicks Hiromu more then starts slapping him around.

Sho runs, but Hiromu clotheslines him out of the ring! Hiromu goes out and snap suplexes Sho to the floor! Fans fire up and Hiromu gets Sho up to bring him around and throw into barriers! Sho writhes and fans fire up as Hiromu drags Sho back up. Hiromu whips Sho to the back wall behind the bleachers! Hiromu mocking asks what’s wrong, then he drags Sho back to ringside. The ring count is climbing, but Hiromu RAMS Sho into the barriers again! The count is 10 of 20, but Hiromu brings Sho back into the ring at 14. Hiromu then has Sho on the apron, fireman’s carries, APRON DEATH VALLEY!

Hiromu grins, feeling much better, as he now drags Sho up. Hiromu runs to SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Fans fire up, Hiromu puts Sho back in, and runs, to HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER!! Cover, TWO!! Fans are fired up as Hiromu gets back up and brings Sho around. Hiromu suplexes, for a NECKBREAKER! Then dragon sleeper, inverted suplex, but Sho slips out! Sho shoves Hiromu at the ref, then blocks Hiromu’s kick! Sho hands it to the ref but the ref throws it back and Hiromu ROUNDHOUSES Sho! Fans fire up and Hiromu hugs the ref for the assist. But Sho uses that to shove them both down! GERMAN SUPLEX on Hiromu!

Sho laughs but fans rally up as Sho goes to his corner. Sho brings out his friend, the wrench! Hiromu staggers up, but he SUPERKICKS Sho first! Hiromu roars, fans fire up, and Hiromu gets Sho up to fireman’s carry! But Sho slips off, ducks the elbows, but Hiromu spins Sho to a RAN- NO! Sho blocks the rana to get Hiromu up, POWER BREAKER!! Cover, TWO!! Sho still laughs because he feels he has Hiromu right where he wants him! Fans rally up but Sho drags Hiromu into the straitjacket, but Hiromu RANAS the piledriver, into D!! Sho flails and reaches out, but Hiromu has him caught! Sho reaches for the ref, but then he deadlifts Hiromu, but Hiromu pulls the arm harder!

Sho fades, he’s back on the mat! The ref checks, Sho is still conscious! Wait, EVIL drags the ref out of the ring!! The House of Torture strikes again! Hiromu lets go of Sho, thinking he’s won, but then wonders where the ref went. Sho gets something from under the ring? Evil gets in, but Hiromu dodges to SUPERKICK! And D!! Evil is caught but it won’t matter if he passes out! Sho fits whatever that plate is inside his boot! Evil is fading, Hiromu lets him go and kicks him out. Sho gets back in, Hiromu brings him up but Sho KICKS the bad leg with his loaded boot!! Then KICKS again and again and again! Sho steps through, ties up the legs, FIGURE FOUR KNEEBAR! Hiromu taps, Sho wins!!

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

Young Lions get in to make Sho stop torturing Hiromu! The Murder Machine may have just ended Hiromu’s chances at the threepeat! Is there no way Hiromu can take the block with what his leg’s been through? Is Sho going to add insult to injury by going to the finals in his place?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Robbie Eagles VS El Phantasmo!

The Sniper of the Skies was shot down by the Fil-Am Flash while the Headbanga got one over on Lindaman. Will Eagles reload and fire back up? Or will ELP maintain momentum and lead the pack?

The bell rings and fans rally as the two stare down. “EA-GEL-SU!” “E L P!” Eagles encourages them to get louder and faster and the fans oblige. ELP and Eagles tie up, are in a deadlock, and they break. They go again, are in another deadlock, but ELP uses leverage to push Eagles to ropes. Eagles turns things around but then so does ELP, and they go along the ropes, in a corner then out of the corner to another corner. Red Shoes calls the break, ELP lets off and Eagles pats him on the shoulder. But then ELP throws a forearm! Eagles hits ELP back, ELP hits Eagles again, and the forearms go back and forth.

Fans rally as the forearms go faster and faster, but ELP knees low! ELP headlocks, grinds, but Eagles powers out. ELP runs Eagles over, and fans cheer as ELP flexes. ELP runs, Eagles stays low, but ELP steps on him and struts. Fans rally as he adds a little pizazz to it, but Eagles gets up and tells him “SUCK IT!” ELP runs in but Eagles trips him up, runs and handsprings over the dropdown to strut. Fans rally as Eagles speeds it up, and then still tells ELP to “SUCK IT!” ELP rushes in but into a headlock takeover! ELP headscissors, Eagles kips free, but ELP sweeps to cover. ONE, but ELP jumps Eagles’ sweep to body scissor and roll, TWO!

Eagles sits on the cover, TWO! Eagles rolls through the sunset to jackknife, TWO as ELP bridges up! ELP spins Eagles to the backslide, TWO! Both men stand again, Eagles steps forward for ropes, but ELP swings him around. Eagles uses that to go up and around and arm-drag ELP away! Eagles ducks and dodges to RANA! ELP gets up but into the WHEEL KICK! Eagles kips up and ELP bails out, fans fire up as Eagles builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and the Young Lions manage to stop them from crashing into the crowd, for the most part. Fans fire up and Eagles roars! Red Shoes checks on ELP, he’s okay to continue, so Eagles brings him up.

Eagles CHOPS ELP off his feet, fans rally more, and Eagles brings ELP up to CHOP again. ELP staggers and flops, but Eagles drags ELP up again. ELP CHOPS back, throws forearms, then he rakes the eyes! And gives PURPLE NURPLES! ELP ROCKS Eagles with a forearm, then he puts some stank on his hand, but Eagles SOBATS first! Eagles cravats and uses the post, but ELP blocks the Shiranui! LAWN DART INTO THE POST! Fans rally up while both men are down and Red Shoes checks Eagles. ELP staggers up, he takes the doctor’s chair away just like Desperado earlier, and he sets it down. ELP brings Eagles up to DDT onto the chair!

Both men writhe but ELP gets in at 12 of 20! Eagles gets up at 15, and springs in at 17! Fans fire up but ELP covers. Red Shoes refuses to count and ELP says no fair, he hurt himself on the DDT, too. ELP stands Eagles up in the corner and CHOPS him! And then CHOPS again! ELP brings Eagles along by his ear and has him in another corner. Eagles dodges the chop, but ELP dodges back to CLAW Eagles’ back! ELP puts Eagles in a Tree of Woe, digs his knee into Eagles’ neck, then runs corner to corner and back again, BASEMENT DROPKICK! Fans fire up, ELP goes corner to corner again, and he rallies up the fans as he aims.

ELP runs back in, for a HESITATION DROPKICK! Eagles falls out of the Tree, ELP covers, TWO! ELP is annoyed, he drags Eagles up and suplexes, and he holds Eagles for a count of 10 before the SLAM! Cocky cover, TWO! Fans rally and ELP is annoyed again. ELP pushes Eagles around, CLAWS his back, and Eagles writhes. ELP drags Eagles up to DECK him! ELP brings Eagles up again to DECK him again. Fans rally up, ELP ROCKS Eagles to a corner. ELP whips corner to corner, Eagles reverses but ELP goes up and over and rolls and then ducks and dodges to springboard, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

LIONSAULT, but Eagles bails out! ELP lands on his feet and builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Eagles falls against Young Lions again! Fans fire up and ELP gets Eagles in the ring. ELP builds speed again and FLIES! ELP takes Eagles down but lands pretty hard himself! Fans fire up for the daredevil tope but Red Shoes checks on ELP. ELP manages to get up and he tells fans to move aside for a moment. He grabs up all their chairs, and then has more fans move aside! ELP BUZZSAWS Eagles, then goes to the corner?! ELP climbs the corner?! Fans are thunderous as ELP is up top, for a tightrope walk, ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!

BUT EAGLES MOVES! ELP manages to land on his feet but he still tumbles and crashes into the Young Lions! ELP clutches his leg, Eagles hurries and DOUBLE KNEES ELP against the barriers!! Fans are stunned and Red Shoes checks again. Fans rally back up while Eagles shakes out his legs. ELP sputters and is somehow okay! Eagles gets up and into the ring, and the ring count starts. ELP flounders up at 4 of 20, drags himself up at 6, but flops over at 9! He gets back up again at 12, flounders around at 15 of 20, hobbles up at 16, and bumps against the apron at 18! ELP springs back in at 19.9!! Eagles is shocked, but he hurries to kick the leg!

Eagles hits a SPINNING TOEHOLD, then gets ELP around to trap an arm and grab the legs! INDIAN DEATH- STOMP! And then RON MILLER SPECIAL!! ELP scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Eagles lets go quickly, ELP gets to a corner. Eagles is after him as fans rally, and Eagles stomps him. Eagles whips corner to corner but ELP falls over from the bad leg. Fans rally, Eagles aims from a corner and runs corner to corner, DOUBLE- NO! ELP blocks and puts Eagles outside. Eagles blocks a punch to GAMANGIRI ELP down! Eagles springboards, to dropkick the legs out! ELP writhes, Eagles gets the legs, RON MILLER SPECIAL! ROPEBREAK!!

Eagles lets ELP go again and fans are thunderous! Eagles drags ELP around to stand him up. ELP fights off the backpack to straitjacket, but he can’t lift for the torture rack! Eagles ROUNDHOUSES, SUPERKICKS, but ELP ENZIGURIS! Both men are down and fans are thunderous again! ELP clutches his leg, grits his teeth, and crawls his way over to bring Eagles up. Eagles SLAPS ELP, ELP SLAPS Eagles. They SLAP each other, it’s becoming a SLAP fight! Fans rally and the slaps become forearms! ELP hits first, Eagles hits back. ELP stands up and throws off the elbow pads. Eagles eggs ELP on and ELP throws a big elbow!

ELP eggs Eagles on but Eagles gives that elbow back! ELP staggers, but comes back to slap again. Eagles slaps, they slap and slap and then stare down. The haymakers start flying and fans fire up! They slow down, but ELP slaps. Eagle SLAPS, they double SLAP, Eagles ducks to SLAP! Eagles runs, into a LARIAT! Cover, ONE?!? Eagles then dodges and LARIATS! ELP stays up to LARIAT again!! Fans are electric while both men are down! ELP drags Eagles up and in, hooks the arms, but Eagles back drops free and sits down! TWO, Eagles slips around to backslide, TWO! Eagles rolls ELP and wants the leg, but ELP kicks him away!

Eagles hotshots off ropes, ELP rolls but with tights! Red Shoes sees that clearly and ELP feels stupid for not being more careful! Fans rally, ELP CHOPS Eagles, then tries the torture rack again. ELP gets Eagles up but Eagles lands out of the throw to kick the bad leg! SUPER- NO! ELP blocks the kick to CHOP, and tuck! ELP steals TURBO BACKPACK!! Cover, TWO!!! Eagles survives his own move and ELP is furious! ELP gets to a corner and fans are thunderous again! ELP flounders with the bad leg but he still works to climb! ELP shakes out the bad leg, gets to the top, and 450 FLOPS!! Eagles manages to dodge another stolen move!

Wait! Eagles straitjackets and torture racks! But Eagles doesn’t spin or swing, it’s a BURNING HAMMER!! Fans are electric again and Eagles drags ELP to the drop zone. Eagles goes up now, to steal THUNDERKISS 86!! Cover, TWO!!! ELP survives the stolen move, but Eagles hurries to bring him up! ELP is dead weight but fans are rallying! Eagles gets ELP up, SUDDEN DEATH OUTTA NOWHERE!!! Well, of course, it’s sudden! ELP drags himself over to cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous again as ELP slashes his throat and vows to end this! ELP hauls Eagles up, tucks the arms, but his leg won’t let him lift Eagles!

Fans rally more, ELP shakes out his bad leg and he brings kneepads down. ELP gives Eagles some Kowata Kicks, then reels Eagles back in. ELP tucks the arms, gets Eagles up, but Eagles RANAS to a cover! TWO!!! Fans are electric again as ELP staggers up! ROUNDHOUSE! SUPERKICK! PELE!! Eagles roars, gets ELP up, SHIRANUI, but ELP slips free! Eagles blocks the elbow, spins ELP, underhoosk for a TIGER DRIVER! High stack, TWO, into THE RON MILLER SPECIAL!!! ELP flails, reaches out, fans are thunderous, ROPEBREAK!! Eagles lets go and he drags ELP back to a drop zone.

Fans are thunderous, Eagles goes up, but ELP trips him! And then ENZIGURIS! Eagles flops onto the ropes, ELP goes up top and he drags Eagles back. ELP has a torture rack, for a SUPER SWINGING NECKBREAKER!!! Fans are electric all over again as ELP drags Eagles back up, tucks the arms back in, C R II!!! But the bad leg is slowing ELP down! ELP pushes Eagles to the cover, TWO!?!?! HOW?!?! The fans are volcanic and ELP is in shock! Eagles and ELP go to opposite ends, Eagles flounders around, and ELP takes aim. ELP runs in, to KNEE Eagles against ropes! Not quite V-Trigger but good enough with one leg!

ELP hoists Eagles up with an Electric Chair Lift, he wants to tuck Eagles in! But Eagles slips off to POISON-RANA!!! ELP is down and the fans are rallying again! Eagles goes up, to 450 SPLASH the legs! And then RON MILLER SPECIAL!!!! ELP flails, TAPS, Eagles wins!!!

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

This was only the main event of round six, yet this was almost like a BOSJ finals! ELP may only have two losses, but is this one big enough to derail his run? As for Eagles, he gets the mic, and gets fans to clap, “EA-GEL-SU!” Eagles tells ELP, “I may hate you, but thank you for bringing out the best in me.” Fans cheer that sentiment after what we just saw. But ELP still flips Eagles off, he’s a sore loser. Eagles says he does hate ELP, but he loves Korakuen Hall! Eagles says this is his first time winning a singles match main event in NJPW, and for that, he is so proud! Fans applaud, that is a great accomplishment.

Eagles says, “Get used to this. Get used to this sight. Robbie Eagles, main event, with his arm raised high in victory. Now there’s still plenty more of the tournament to go, so I’ll rest up, put this ice on my neck, my head, sit in the bath with ice if I need to, but I will recover, and I will go on to get to the finals in the Budokan.” Eagles can’t wait until the fans can all say, “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE! OI OI OI!” Fans clap along with that, as well as, “ROBBIE! OI! ROBBIE! OI!”

Fans applaud, and Eagles says, “It’s my dream to hear you all chant again. But just to leave you with one last message, to thank you all for the support you’ve given me…” And in Japanese, Eagles says, “Thank you for believing in me.” Fans applaud, will their support be the wind under Eagles’ wings that lifts him to the top?

 

Here are the current standings in A Block!

Ace Austin: 5-1, 10 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-2, 8 points
Alex Zayne: 4-2, 8 points
YOH: 3-3, 6 points
SHO: 3-3, 6 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-3, 6 points
Clark Connors: 3-3, 6 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-4, 4 points
Francesco Akira: 2-4, 4 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 1-5, 2 points

 

Here are the current standings for B Block!

El Desperado: 4-2, 8 points
El Phantasmo: 4-2, 8 points
El Lindaman: 4-2, 8 points
Robbie Eagles: 3-3, 6 points
Wheeler Yuta: 3-3, 6 points
TJP: 3-3, 6 points
Douki: 3-3, 6 points
Bushi: 3-3, 6 points
Master Wato: 2-4, 4 points
Titan: 1-5, 2 points


My Thoughts:

What a night for NJPW and the BOSJ! This was awesome stuff, especially with some great surprise results. They’re really keeping us guessing on who is taking these blocks. Well, for the most part. Titan and Wato are both pretty far back, but I am surprised Wato won here. I didn’t expect Titan to take as many losses as he has, but maybe they’re planning him to be a big spoiler in the final round. TJP winning was more expected and Douki is still an outside shot, but I think he’ll serve a similar role of just being a final round spoiler. Connors gets another great win, I think he’s been winning since they all arrived in Korakuen. However, he hits a really strong part of the block these final three rounds, he might not keep the streak going.

Taguchi VS Zayne was genius stuff from a comedic standpoint but that’s how Taguchi is. Did not think Zayne would bite Taguchi’s butt, but thankfully for all, the red undies were in the way. Zayne winning makes sense, though, stays just outside the top. Akira winning was also a surprise with Yoh having the main event win last night. The fans kept with the “A! KI-RA!” rhythm more than I thought, too, so I wonder how the Japan audience feels about Yoh. Great match out of Yuta and Lindaman, and Lindaman wins to stay strong near the top. Austin beating Taiji and being the only 5-1 entry was a great surprise. I would be quite surprised if someone from outside NJPW got to the finals.

Bushi beating Desperado was another great surprise, especially with Desperado VS Douki being the very next round. Douki beat Bushi, so if Douki were to beat Desperado, he’d be ahead of both of them and that’d be nuts. As for Hiromu, he’s only going to make the finals if he wins all three remaining rounds and Sho and Yoh each lose before the ninth. Sho and Yoh each have a win over him, so those two meeting in the last round is even bigger now. And then regardless of standings in the block, Eagles VS ELP was an awesome match. That was probably match of the tournament so far, really puts pressure on ELP to win the rest of his matches, this is going to be quite the home stretch.

My Score: 9.1/10


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OLD TNA, a sprinkle of ROH and the current IMPACT roster makes for an interesting night! The Battle of Futures Past has to have most TNA fans happy, with a little Frankie Kazarian versus some Hail Sabin. VBD taking on all the gold holders will make for something interesting. You have to assume the heels go over here to stoke the fires for Slammiversary main event, right?

Aside from that we definitely have a small Queen of the Mountain preview with Jordynne and Chelsea. Plus another Ultimate X Qualifier with “The worst wannabe Spiderman outside of Time Square” Trey Miguel facing Alex Shelley. I feel like I can already read the tea leaves here, but I’ll save that for drunk thoughts before the match starts.

Let’s get the show started!

Since we got some old vibes, IMPACT gave us the old Fox Sports Net intro, with the modern twist!

Ratings:

  • Ultimate X Qualifier: Alex Shelley vs Trey Miguel: Trey wins via Crucifix Counter Cradle – ** 3/4
  • Masha Slamovich vs Havok: Masha wins via Russian Death Device – SQUASH
  • Chelsea Green vs Jordynne Grace: Jordynne wins via Grace Driver – ***
  • Battle of Futures Past: Chris Sabin vs Frankie Kazarian: NO CONTEST – ***
  • Shera & Raj Singh vs Bhupinder Gujjar & Massive Cassidy: Gujjar wins via Gargoyle Spear – ** 1/2
  • Violent By Design (Eric Young, Deaner & Joe Doering) vs Josh Alexander & The Briscoes: EY wins via Piledriver – *** 1/4

Results:

Ultimate X Qualifier: Alex Shelley vs Trey Miguel

So Shelley has been on a tour of putting over the newer X Division stars. As much as I hate Trey, I expect Shelley to lose this but put up a damn good fight. 

They set the stage that during the small stint where The Rascalz left IMPACT, which ended up with Wentz & Dez heading to NXT with Trey coming back a little later; apparently Shelley trained Trey. Sadly for Shelley, it hasn’t done anything. Sure Trey has learned a few more moves, but he can’t put a match together to save his life, can’t cut a promo and doesn’t evoke sympathy or anger, he’s just a waste of space.

We get a little back and forth early, Trey thinks he’s got a bit of an advantage when he turns around the offense on the outside so he taunts a bit with Push Ups in the center of the ring. Trey turns things around shortly after the taunt, as the crowd goes mild. Trey slides in Shelley, attempts a Senton but Shelley avoids and aims for the Basement Dropkick sending Trey Ass over Tits. A little corner work as Shelley props Trey in the ropes and wrenches with a Dragon Screw. Shelley is playing the arrogant role again, and much like again Mike Bailey, I don’t foresee this ending well.

Some solid strikes from Shelley, PK to the shoulder blades, rolling into the Border City Stretch but Trey gets a foot on the ropes. Trey starts trying to fight back the close chops, Shelley goes to run the ropes, and we see a clunky but somewhat effective Sliding Dropkick/Jump Over Double Stomp spot. After some recovery time, Trey is posted in the corner, Front Flips over Shelley, doesn’t sell the dinged up knee, really weak strike combination into a Stomp to the back and it all just looks terribly choreographed including the bad miss from Shelley into the Death Drop float over to Dragon Sleeper Stretch.

Trey’s offense is just one bad move after another, he is truly everything bad about early years Ospreay. Moves with no purpose aside from the move looks cool. Shelley tries to sell and slow things down from time to time, but Trey’s lack of understanding how to wrestle makes this match hard to watch. Trey doesn’t even sell convincingly…ugh this is sad. Shelley must understand the match is lacking because he tries to turn up his cruelty, and that helps but seems hard to buy since everyone loves Shelley.

One thing I do love is Shelley pulls out Marufuji’s Pole Shift Flowsion for a close 2, Automatic Midnight (Air Raid Crash) is a near fall but Shelley immediately goes into the Border City Stretch. We get a few cradle counters from both until Trey apparently gets the best of the counter roll garbage. The crowd reaction was Kyle Petty sour.

Trey is trash, stop pushing him until he learns how to wrestle. 

Masha Slamovich vs Havok

Masha’s first somewhat real test, so lets see if Havok’s gatekeeper status continues.

Masha and Havok go for tough strikes, Masha hits the Headbutt and Havok tosses her showcasing the power. Masha eats a corner splash, then comes out of the corner, Spinning Heel Kick, lights up Havok and Russian Death Device.

I expected Gatekeeper status, but Masha put this match away so fast all of Decay comes out and are completely confused. Either Havok is on her way out, or they might go for some super natural power up storyline.

Chelsea Green vs Jordynne Grace

Chelsea tries to powder early to mess with Jordynne, but Jordynne chases her down and pounces. Chelsea is just eating offense for a while, until she manages a Middle Rope Rewind Kick and then starts handling Jordynne on the outside. We go to commercial, come back and Chelsea has Jodrynne in the corner landing that Double Wrist Capture Curb Stomp into the turnbuckle.

As Chelsea keeps up some offense, Jordynne seems to be getting more and more pissed off. Chelsea hits the ropes for a Big Boot or something and eats a Spinebuster for her trouble. Strike/Scoop Slam exchange but Chelsea actually got the best of things until we get an awkward spot in the corner that Chelsea looks like she had to stick around too long to tell Jordynne to grab her in the Sleeper.

Big Power moves after make you forget about the bad spot for a while. Spinning Torture Rack Bomb gives Jordynne the 2, and Chelsea barely kicks out a few times. Jordynne tries to pull out the Muscle Buster as shades of her past and TNA past. Lifted Flatliner gives Chelsea a near fall. Grace Driver attempt but Chelsea fights back before Jordynne lays in some Vader Hammers. UnPretty-Her attempt number two, and countered yet again.

After a One Winged Angel or Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex potential fake out, Chelsea slips out of the Electric Chair and then gets captured in the Grace Driver for the pinfall.

Battle of Futures Past: Chris Sabin vs Frankie Kazarian

Quick attempts at offense before Kaz hits the Shoulder Tackle right into the Ground Headlock. Kaz is doing a good job trying to wear down Sabin and keep him off his feet. Holy crap Ole Dinosaur Bone referenced Serotonin as part of Kaz’s past factions. Big props to Tom for that pull.

A small series of roll ups keep the even footing moving, while if you were scoring things Kaz might be a little ahead since he was using a lot of the Headlock control, before Sabin just dumps Kaz out and over the top rope off the apron. From this point, Sabin drives Kaz into the post, hits an Apron Soccer Ball Kick and generally keeps control.

Kaz tries to pop back into the fight when they’re back in the ring, but Sabin stifles all of that with a damn good Lariat. Then a Foot Choke in the corner (Sabin didn’t team with Nash, what the hell man). Rocks Kaz, puts him in the Cross Arm Bow and Arrow before Kaz tries to rise out of it. Sabin sees the situation changing and German Suplex, drives him into the corner, stomps, tries to pull him out but Kaz lands on his feet and we get some classic Kaz offense! Up and Over, Alley Oop into the Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop. Back and forth, transition through the ropes, Sabin tries to follow but the old Leg Cutter with the middle rope stuns Sabin. Outside In Slingshot DDT, for 2.

Cradle Shock, slip out, Enzuigiri, Yakuza Kick and Sabin is rolling a few things together all of a sudden. Tornado DDT and it’s only 2. Kaz counters the corner attack with the back elbow, tries to jump to the top rope, Sabin follows for the Avalanche German, and near fall again! Both men try for some move to give them momentum, counters all over, both run the ropes, Double Crossbody spot.

As they sell, Honor No More hits the ring and ruins a really damn good match.

Taven with a fantastic line after Heath says they sound stupid and he just chirps “With that accent”. Why is IMPACT Taven 10000% better than everything he did in ROH? Dammit why. 

Shera & Raj Singh vs Bhupinder Gujjar & Massive Cassidy

Cass gets the best reaction of this crowd all night. It even seems to hype up Gujjar a little.

Raj and Gujjar start, which makes sense given the story they were working with of Raj trying to manage Gujjar and attach his name to the successful newcomer. Gujjar hits a Slingblade into Fame Asser before tagging in Cass. Cass Scoop Slams Gujjar into Raj, counts 2 big elbow drops while pointing at Gujjar so he can tag him in, Slingshot Elbow for the babyface team. It takes until Shera distracts Gujjar and the mob mentality backfires for the faces since Cass is mad and keeping the referees attention.

Shera and Raj double team and beat on Gujjar until the Power Slam on Raj gives the opening. The Massive One runs with the hot tag and eats all of their lunches. Shera postures up to Cass, Cass hits the Big Boot and Lariats him out, Gujjar gets the Crossbody on the outside. Cass Chokeslams Raj, motions to Gujjar and asks the crowd “him” which gets a decent reaction. Gargoyle Spear looks a little less ridiculous in tag team action.

Violent By Design (Eric Young, Deaner & Joe Doering) vs Josh Alexander & The Briscoes

Josh leads off against…Deaner. Well nice to know the faces will get the early momentum. Josh works a Wristlock, keeping Deaner grounded of flipped but always controlled. Sussex County Chicken next in and lets Deaner slap and just sparks up the Red Neck Kung Fu. But Deaner gets the best of the situation and brings in EY. EY was caught a little unawares by Mark’s…well Mark offense, and Jay gets tagged in. Let’s also remember that Jay is a two time ROH Heavyweight Champion. So he starts to take it to EY and that shouldn’t be seen as a surprise.

Dogpile moment with Jay hitting the Tope con Hilo and Mark with the Corkscrew Splash into all three VBD members. Commercial break comes back with EY taking control back from Jay but there’s a bit of a back and forth. Jay tags in Josh, and EY doesn’t run for the tag. He wants to lead by example. Josh rocks him in the corner, 10 count punches, throws EY into the other corner for the Flair Up and Over, but EY ducks down getting Josh caught in the ropes, Deaner side swipes Josh as Joe distracts the referee.

EY tags in Deaner, Deaner hits some frantic offense, EY comes back in for a few near falls and a corner Neck Jammer using the quick tag with Deaner to keep thing fluid. Great tug of war momentum spots where Josh tries to fight back, but VBD pulls him back, and Josh has to fend off the entire faction before finally tagging in Mark for the Chicken Flavored Hot Tag. Jay blind tags to hit the Neckbreaker, Froggy Boy combo, but VBD breaks up the pin.

Big Joe hasn’t been the legal member yet, but he keeps making his presence felt. Jay has to fight back, EY tries something off the ropes, Jay hits the Frankensteiner. Assisted Powerbomb for 2, Doomsday call, but a distracted ref allows for a flag hit on Mark. Deaner DDT, but Josh breaks it up. Josh tries to finish Deaner, but EY dumps him out and Joe comes from off screen with the Flying Crossbody to squash Josh. Casey Jones mask usage, EY with the Piledriver, and VBD pick up an interesting win.

 

Overall Score: 7/10

Well the main event not utilizing Doering in the match and just having him run…legal interference is an interesting strategy that ultimately worked. So you know, you can’t argue with results. Getting some Dusty BS finish on the Battle of Futures Past makes me hope it’s leading to OGK + Eddie vs MCMG + Kaz. Yes that’s the Mark in me just loving Motor City and all things old school TNA. Havok being completely destroyed corroborates what I said after she lost to Tasha where she’s useless now. Granted yes Decay has all the spooky stuff, so maybe they can give her a magic potion, James Mitchell comes back, sacrifice Sunny’s sex tape or something, bring back some of the old Disciples of the New Church, like Vampiro could be cool. OR – she’s on her way out of the company. Either way, I like it when the card logically shakes out how the visual presents things.

I think my last real talking points are: 1. What move was Jordynne going for from the Electric Chair? 2. Ain’t it nice to see Cass help Gujjar get over a little? – Never really expected Cass to be back in a position to help anyone else like this, but it’s nice to see. So all in all, solid show with decent implications leading to Slammiversary.


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