The rivalry reignites between Rogue Luchador and Ticking Timebomb!
Now that he finally got a win, El Desperado looks to prove he’s the Best of the Super Juniors! Will he do so against his rival, Hiromu Takahashi?
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: DOUKI VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Kanemaru wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Master Wato VS Taiji Ishimori; Ishimori wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Ryusuke Taguchi VS YOH; Taguchi wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: BUSHI VS SHO; Sho wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Robbie Eagles VS El Phantasmo; Eagles wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: El Desperado VS Hiromu Takahashi; Time Limit Draw.
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Here are the current BOSJ 28 standings!
SHO: 3-0, 6 points
Taiji Ishimori: 2-1, 4 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 2-1, 4 points
Douki: 2-1, 4 points
Bushi: 2-1, 4 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-1, 4 points
El Desperado: 1-2, 2 points
El Phantasmo: 1-2, 2 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 1-2, 2 points
Master Wato: 1-2, 2 points
Robbie Eagles: 1-2, 2 points
YOH: 0-3, 0 points
Best of the Super Juniors 28: DOUKI VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru!
It’s Suzuki-Gun VS Suzuki-Gun to open this round! Both Japones Del Mal and the Heel Master suffered loss last round, will there be any hard feelings after only one of them rebounds?
The bell rings and the two circle. But then Kanemaru snatches Douki’s metal pipe! He bangs it against the buckle pad, but the ref tells him to put it down. Kanemaru puts the pipe down and Douki kicks him! Douki wrenches, Kanemaru wrenches back and hammerlocks. Douki reaches back to flying-mare free! Then he arm-drags Kanemaru, dodges the kick and jumps to arm-drag Kanemaru out! Fans fire up but Kanemaru jumps the railing to deny Douki his dive. Douki waits for Kanemaru to return and fans rally up. Kanemaru takes his time, goes around the way and gets in, only for Douki to stomp him. Douki throws an elbow but Kanemaru rakes eyes! So Douki rakes eyes, too!
The ref reprimands them both and they both stop going after the other’s eyes. Kanemaru kicks low, snapmares and jams an elbow into Douki’s head. Kanemaru wraps on a chinlock, drags Douki down, but Douki kicks and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts it, Kanemaru lets Douki go and he brings Douki up to CLUB him on the neck. Douki CHOPS back, then throws forearms. Kanemaru rakes eyes again! Kanemaru drags Douki up but Douki hits back. Kanemaru rakes eyes again and Douki falls. Kanemaru scrapes his sole on Douki’s face, then paces as fans rally. Kanemaru sits Douki up to drive his elbow in again, and again. Kanemaru stomps Douki then brings him up.
Douki reverses the whip but Kanemaru avoids the dropkick! Kanemaru stomps Douki more, then runs. Douki somersaults and FLYING FOREARMS Kanemaru down! Both men go to opposite corners. Douki runs in to clothesline! Douki suplexes, Kanemaru slips out and waistlocks but Douki elbows back. Kanemaru keeps him from running, but Douki mule kicks then dropkicks Kanemaru down! Fans fire up as Douki aims, and Douki PLANCHAS Kanemaru down at the ramp side! Fans rally up while both men slowly stir. The ring count climbs, Douki is up at 8 of 20. Douki drags Kanemaru up and into the ring, then runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO!
Douki keeps his focus as Kanemaru slowly rises. Douki aims from the apron, slingshots, but into BOOTS! Kanemaru rolls Douki up, TWO! Kanemaru crawls over to Douki’s corner and gets the pipe again! But Douki has Kanemaru’s whiskey! The ref reprimands, the two argue, and they trade, only for Kanemaru to kick low! Now he has the whiskey and the pipe! But the ref grabs the pipe, Douki ENZUGIRIS Kanemaru! Douki runs and LARIATS Kanemaru down! Douki fires up, scoops and swings Kanemaru for SARAHABI SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Kanemaru escapes and fans rally up as Douki crawls back to the apron. Douki aims and slingshots, DAYBREAK! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally up as Douki powers up and calls his shot! Douki reels Kanemaru into the wheelbarrow but Kanemaru elbows free! Only to turn around into the HELL STAB! Douki runs, but Kanemaru dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDT’s Douki down! Fans fire up and rally as both men slowly stir. Kanemaru gets up, goes to a corner and hops up. Douki stands, but he turns Deep Impact into a takedown! ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Kanemaru reaches around but Douki rolls him away and reapplies the Italian Stretch! Kanemaru falls over! Fans rally up, Kanemaru kicks around, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Douki lets go but he fires back up!
Douki brings Kanemaru around by the legs but Kanemaru reaches for ropes again. Douki brings Kanemaru into the wheelbarrow but Kanemaru slips out and suplexes Douki to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down again but fans rally back up. Kanemaru crawls over to Douki and drags him up. Another suplex, but Douki turns it into a cradle! TWO, Kanemaru suplexes again, another BRAINBUSTER! Cover, Kanemaru wins!
Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Douki earns 0)
The Heel Master wins, but he still shows his teammate respect by helping him up. Will Kanemaru and the others be toasting after tonight?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Master Wato VS Taiji Ishimori!
The Way of the Grandmaster ended up El Desperado’s first win of the tournament, while Bone Solder Reborn outgunned the Sniper of the Skies. Will Wato break even or just break as Taiji works to keep his momentum?
The bell rings and the two circle. Wato and Taiji feel out the grapple, Wato gives a kick but Taiji shrugs it off. Wato shoots in but Taiji blocks to a facelock. Taiji gets a waistlock, Wato slips out but Taiji again uses a facelock. Wato spins out of that but Taiji spins back. Taiji gets an arm, wrenches, but Wato rolls to wrench back. Taiji gets to ropes and flips through to hammerlock. Wato wrenches out and hammerlocks back, but Taiji drop toeholds to a headlock. Wato makes it a cover, ONE! Taiji hits another headlock takeover, Wato headscissors but Taiji kips free, and the fans cheer the standoff.
Taiji and Wato reset as the fans rally up. They tie up, Wato trips and runs but Taiji hurdles then drops. Wato leaps over, they keep going. Wato hurdles to back elbow, uppercut and rolling sobat! Taiji sits up but Wato KICKS and KICKS and KICKS him from all sides. Wato then brings Taiji up, whips him to ropes but Taiji reverses, slides under, drags Wato down and WRINGS the arm! Taiji gets the arm for a cobra clutch! Wato endures, fights up, but Taiji ripcords him for a shoulder ram. Taiji then WRINGS Wato out again! Taiji gets the arm and pulls on it, but Wato endures and reaches out. Fans rally, Wato fights up, but Taiji wrenches him down again, only for Wato to get the ropebreak!
Taiji lets go, drags Wato up and wrenches the arm again, to then top wristlock and wrangle Wato back to the mat. Wato moves around, Taiji keeps on the arm and isolates it, to then STOMP it! Wato clutches the elbow while Taiji paces. Fans rally up, Taiji kicks at Wato but Wato elbows back. Taiji ROCKS Wato with a forearm, then wrenches to hit an ARM CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Taiji argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Fans rally up but Taiji drags Wato up and has the arm. Taiji bends it back, moves it around, but Wato fights. Taiji keeps after the arm then SNAPS it back! Wato clutches the elbow and fans rally up again.
Taiji gives Wato more toying kicks but Wato back elbows and CHOPS. Taiji CLUBS Wato down, then whips, but Wato reverses to CALF KICK Taiji out! Fans rally up, Wato builds speed and FLIES! The Tornillo hits at the ramp and fans fire up! Wato drags Taiji up, puts him in the ring, and fires himself up as he aims from the apron. Wato springboards but Taiji gets under. Wato runs back but is put on the apron. Wato ENZUGIRIS Taiji away then springboard FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up with Wato as Taiji gets up, and Wato fires off kicks! Sobat, front kick and SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!
Wato waits for Taiji to rise, but Taiji avoids the screw high kick! Wato blocks Taiji’s boot to sobat back! Wato whips, Taiji handsprings to NEURALIZER! Both men are down and fans fire up again. Wato goes to a corner, Taiji runs in and blocks the boot to put Wato in the ropes! SLIDING GERMAN! Fans fire up with Taiji as he gets back in. Taiji drags Wato up, hammerlocks and arm then drives elbows into the shoulder over and over and over. Taiji drags Wato up, half nelsons and scoops, SHOULDER BUSTER! Wato writhes, Taiji covers, TWO! Wato is still in this but he clutches his arm while he writhes.
Taiji drags Wato back up as fans rally up. Taiji gut wrenches, but Wato slips out and SCREW HIGH KICKS Taiji down! Wato drags Taiji up, wrenches and reels him in, but Taiji fights the mouse trap! So Wato steps over to make it an OCTOPUS HOLD! Taiji fights up, heads for ropes, but Wato brings him around for the MOUSE TRAP DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Taiji escapes but Wato fires up. Wato drags Taiji up, scoops, but Taiji slips out! Taiji blocks the roundhouse, gut wrenches and hits CIPHER UTAKI! Both men are down but fans fire up! Taiji takes aim and says BANG before he drags Wato back up. BLOODY-
NO! Wato slips out, tilt-o-whirls and rolls up, but Taiji rolls through, only to get caught to a cradle! TWO!! Taiji blocks the roundhouse and tilt-o-whirls for a TAKEDOWN, into the BONE LOCK!! Wato crawls, Taiji rolls him from ropes! Wato taps, Taiji wins!
Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Wato earns 0)
The Bone Soldier bends Wato and Wato breaks! Will Taiji be able to continue this run until he’s the Best of the Super Juniors?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Ryusuke Taguchi VS YOH!
The Funky Weapon was so worried about the House of Torture that Sho got one over on him! But the Direct Drive hasn’t had any luck at all. Will this be where rubber meets the road for Yoh?
The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, let off then tie up again. Taguchi shoots in, gets a leg, but Yoh blocks with a facelock. Yoh gets around to a waistlock but Taguchi switches. Yoh gets an arm, Taguchi rolls but Yoh wrenches to a wristlock. Taguchi rolls, wrenches back, grinds the shoulder as he gets the wristlock, but Yoh rolls to trip Taguchi. Yoh has a toehold, Taguchi fights back with a chinlock, then he hooks Yoh with a leg. Taguchi wants an armbar, Yoh rolls it to a cover, TWO! Fans cheer as the two reset. Yoh and Taguchi tie up, Yoh headlocks. Taguchi pries at the hold but Yoh squeezes tight.
Taguchi powers out, things speed up, Taguchi side steps again and again to keep Yoh moving. Yoh manages to whip Taguchi and turn the tables on him! Then Yoh hits a drop toehold and adds a basement dropkick to the butt! Fans cheer while Taguchi holds his butt, legs stuck up in the air. Yoh stomps but Taguchi doesn’t feel it? Yoh stomps again but Taguchi stays prone on the mat. The ref checks on Taguchi and then starts a standing count! It reaches 5, Yoh shouts at Taguchi to get up, and Taguchi springs up at 9! Fans cheer and Taguchi rushes in, but Yoh arm-drags to an armlock! Taguchi endures, fights up, but Yoh wrenches to CLUB the arm.
Taguchi writhes and clutches his arm. Yoh brings Taguchi up to turn him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Yoh wraps on a headscissors necklock to keep Taguchi down. Yoh squeezes tight but Taguchi endures. Fans rally up as Yoh puts on as much pressure as he can. Taguchi kicks around and gets the ropebreak! Yoh lets go but stomps Taguchi down. Fans rally while Taguchi sputters. Yoh drags Taguchi up, but Taguchi throws body shots and then a CHOP! Taguchi kicks, Yoh kicks back then whips. Yoh elbows Taguchi down, covers, TWO! Taguchi is down again but Yoh drags him up to throw a forearm! And another!
Taguchi goes to a corner but Yoh wrenches and whips him corner to corner. Taguchi reverses, Yoh goes up and over then atomic drops the hip attack! Yoh runs but Taguchi somersaults to HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up while both men are down. Taguchi gets up, fans rally, and he runs to hip attack Yoh at the ropes! And then again! And then he slides out, to apron KICK! Taguchi aims from the apron to springboard and MISSILE HIP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Taguchi looms over Yoh. Taguchi brings Yoh up, snap suplexes for Uno Amigo! Snap suplex again for Dos Amigos! Yoh fights the third but Taguchi fights Yoh’s suplex to complete THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally up, Taguchi gets Yoh up and chicken wings, but Yoh wheelbarrows and victory rolls, only for Taguchi to sit on it! TWO!! OH MY GAR- NO, Yoh victory rolls through! TWO!! Taguchi mule kicks, whips but Yoh reverses to dropkick Taguchi down! Taguchi bails out, Yoh builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and both go down! Fans rally up as the ring count starts. Yoh is up at 10 of 20, gets Taguchi up and in at 15, then brings Taguchi up for a suplex. FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Yoh drags Taguchi back up, reels him in to full nelson but Taguchi breaks free! Taguchi runs but is sent at the corner. Taguchi goes up and up and jumps, into an atomic drop!
Yoh spins Taguchi to ROLLING ELBOW him down! Fans fire up as Taguchi goes to a corner. Yoh runs in to back elbow, then he RAMS his shoulder in. Yoh puts Taguchi up top, CLUBS away on him, then brings him up. Taguchi resists the superplex, throws body shots and shoves Yoh down. Yoh staggers, but he comes back to ROCK Taguchi with a haymaker! Yoh goes up but Taguchi still fights the superplex! SUPER GOURD BUSTER to Yoh! Taguchi powers up and leaps, FLYING BUMAYE! And then he aims from the corner as he calls on the powers of Strong Style, “OHYA~!” But Yoh rolls up Bumaye! TWO!!
Taguchi mule kicks, runs, but Yoh handsprings to avoid the hip attack! SUPERKICK and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Taguchi survives but Yoh fires up! The fans fire up, too, and Yoh drags Taguchi up for underhooks. Taguchi fights out but swings into a full nelson! Taguchi breaks free again and drop toeholds to the OH MY GARFUNKEL! Yoh endures and scrambles around, but Taguchi drags him from ropes and chicken wings! Yoh blocks the Dodon so Taguchi makes it a TIGER SUPLEX! Fans rally up as Yoh drags himself up in the corner. Taguchi kips up! Taguchi runs in to HIP ATTACK in the corner!
Taguchi keeps moving, but Yoh gets him for a DRAGON SUPLEX! Both men are down and fans rally back up. Yoh staggers up, brings Taguchi up and reels him in to suplex. Taguchi knees free, but Yoh uppercuts! Yoh runs, into an ENZIGURI! Taguchi gets Yoh up, chicken wing, DODON GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Yoh survives but Taguchi fires up! Taguchi drags Yoh up, chicken wings again, DODON BUSTER!! Cover, Taguchi wins!
Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Yoh earns 0)
Yoh is down to 0-4! At this rate, he won’t be the Best of the Super Juniors, but will he even get any points? As for Taguchi, will he be able to fight his way to the top?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: BUSHI VS SHO!
The Black Mask is just a step behind the Murder Machine, and looks to change that here! Will Sho be on the other end of a shocking loss this time? Or does the house always win?
The bell rings and the two stare down as fans rally up. Bushi waits on Sho but Sho plays his games, so Bushi runs in to elbow Sho into the corner! Bushi rains down forearms then stomps away! The ref backs Bushi down but Bushi gets Sho up to whip. Sho reverses but Bushi RANAS him down! Bushi gets Sho up, suplexes to hang him out to dry, then CLUBS him on the back. Bushi goes to the corner to dropkick Sho down! Bushi goes to the apron then drags Sho through the ropes. Sho fights off the draping DDT and bends Bushi’s fingers! The ref reprimands, counts, but Sho lets go at 4 to sweep the legs! Sho runs to dropkick Bushi off the apron!
Fans rally up and Sho goes to the apron now. Sho PENALTY KICKS Bushi down! Sho then drags Bushi up to bend fingers, knuckle lock and whip Bushi into railing. Bushi falls in a heap but Sho bends the fingers again. The ref counts, Sho lets off at 4, and then Sho puts the arm through railing to pull the hand! The ref counts, Sho lets off at 4. Fans rally while Sho smiles and stomps Bushi down. Sho drags Bushi up to put him in the ring. Cover, TWO! Sho gets annoyed but he pulls Bushi’s shirt off him to choke him with it! The ref counts and Sho lets go, complaining that the count was too fast!
Fans rally up, Sho stands on Bushi’s face. Bushi pushes Sho’s foot away to then fire off forearms. Sho rakes Bushi’s eyes! The ref counts, Sho stops, but then Sho kicks, only for Bushi to block! Bushi then spins Sho around to DDT! Fans rally up while both men are down. Sho rolls around towards ropes and Bushi goes after him. Bushi drags Sho up to throw more forearms, and Sho wants mercy. Instead, he gets Bushi’s shoe in his neck! The ref counts, Bushi lets off and Sho sputters in the corner. Bushi stands Sho up, whips him corner to corner but Sho reverses. Sho run sin but into a swing kick! Bushi goes up top to missile dropkick! Sho bails out during the BUSHIROONI!
Fans fire up as Bushi builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Sho hits railing! Both men are down and the ref checks. Fans rally up as both men are okay to continue. A ring count starts but Bushi fires up! Bushi gets Sho up an in at 5 of 20, then drags him up to a back suplex! Cover, TWO! Sho writhes but he’s still in this. Bushi drags him back up, fisherman but no screw as Sho slips out. Sho shoves Bushi at the ref but Bushi blocks the low bow! Bushi ROCKS Sho, runs, but Sho uses the ref as a shield! Then Sho SPEARS Bushi down! Fans fire up again as both men are down. Sho crawls to a corner, then aims from the ropes. He PENALTY KICKS Bushi’s arm!
Sho gets the arm for a DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Bushi fights up, Sho drags him down, and wrenches back on the arm! Fans rally as Bushi endures! Bushi moves around, fights up, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK with a foot! The ref counts, Sho lets go at 4. Fans rally again as Sho drags Bushi by the bad arm. Sho knuckle locks and wrenches to then kick and kick and SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Sho waits for Bushi to rise, and he runs, but Bushi swats the clothesline away! Sho comes back to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Sho drags Bushi back up, tucks the arms, CROS ARM PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer as Bushi survives!
Sho aims his bow and drags Bushi back up. Sho reels Bushi in, pump handles, SHOCK- NO! Bushi slips out, Sho blocks the kick and ducks the enziguri but not the HEEL KICK! Sho staggers, Bushi runs in, CODE- NO! Sho drops Bushi to then reel him in for SNAKE BITE! Bushi endures, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Sho lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Sho gets up, brings Bushi around, pump handles again, but Bushi back drops free! Sho comes back with boxing elbows, then runs, into an ENZIGURI! Bushi runs, but into a JUMP KNEE! Sho roars and runs, into a dropkick! Bushi runs again to CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Sho survives but Bushi keeps his cool. Fans rally as Bushi goes to a corner and climbs up. Bushi leaps, but Sho again uses the ref as a shield! The ref goes down, Sho LARIATS Bushi down! Sho then hurries back over to his corner and brings out the WRENCH! Sho waits for Bushi to get up but Bushi dropkicks the legs out! LA MAGISTROL! But the ref can’t count, he’s still down! Bushi would’ve won by now! Bushi lets Sho go and Sho LOW BLOWS! Sho gets his wrench again, and CLOBBBERS Bushi with it! Sho gets the ref up now, drags Bushi up and reels him in, SNAKE BITE!! Bushi is already out, the ref calls it! Sho wins!!
Winner: Sho, by submission (gains 2 points; Bushi earns 0)
The House of Torture didn’t need to step in this time, either! Sho did Bushi dirty all by himself! Will the Murder Machine stay spotless until the end?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Robbie Eagles VS El Phantasmo!
The Sniper of the Skies is falling, but the Headbanga is rising. Timing is everything, so is this the right time for ELP to break even?
The bell rings and fans rally up already as the two circle. They tie up, Eagles manages to push ELP back but ELP pulls hair to put Eagles on the ropes. The ref reprimands, ELP lets off with a slap to Eagles. Eagles slaps back! Eagles then headlocks, ELP powers out to get Eagles in a headlock, but Eagles powers out, only for ELP to run him over. ELP flexes, fakes Eagles out on the drop down, then struts about. ELP says he’s too smart, but Eagles trips him. Things speed, up, Eagles handsprings over ELP to strut around. Eagles comes back, dodges and RANAS but ELP handsprings through to strut again. ELP mocks the fans applauding, but Eagles goes up and around to arm-drag!
Things speed up again, Eagles ducks and dodges to RANA! And WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as ELP bails out, but Eagles runs, fakes him out and springboards back to mock ELP’s strut. Fans rally up while ELP seethes. ELP gets in the ring, talks trash then throws a forearm. Eagles forearms back, ELP forearms Eagles again. Eagles forearms, ELP knees low and headlocks to a takeover. Eagles headscissors, ELP kips free but runs into a headlock takeover. ELP headscissors but now Eagles kips free. Fans cheer, but ELP sweeps and covers. ONE, ELP jumps the sweep to body scissor clutch, TWO! Eagles has the cover, TWO!
ELP sunset flips but Eagles rolls through to jackknife! TWO as ELP bridges up. ELP gets Eagles for a backslide, TWO! Eagles switches the hooks, backslides ELP, TWO! ELP blocks a kick but Eagles dodges the sweep. Eagles jumps aside to avoid the dropkick, and both men handspring up to aim finger guns at each other. Fans cheer the stand off, but then ELP throws a forearm. Eagles give sit back and they go back and forth with forearms! The fans rally up, Eagles ROCKS ELP but ELP hits back. Eagles ROCKS ELP again, but ELP comes back with another forearm. Eagles steadies himself, he and ELP start firing off fast hands! Fans fire up, but the two do slow down.
Eagles fires off several forearms, then sobats, front kicks, only for ELP to stomp his foot! The loaded boot may have just crushed Eagles’ toe! ELP gets up to do jumping jacks, just to mock Eagles. ELP stands on Eagles’ arm and STOMPS the hand! ELP tortures the fingers by bending them all over, and he SNAPS the pinkie! ELP wrenches, knuckle locks, CHOPS, and goes up, up and all around, to jump and CLAW Eagles on the back! The ref reprimands but ELP puts Eagles in a Tree of Woe. ELP digs his boot in, goes corner to corner, and then just stands on Eagles’ groin! The ref counts, ELP hops down at 4.
ELP stands on Eagles’ head and taunts him. Fans rally up, ELP snapmares Eagles and hushes the crowd, so he can just clamp on a chinlock! ELP mocks the fans with how they can’t boo, and then he jumps an elbow into Eagles’ head. Fans rally as Eagles fights up, but ELP cravats. Eagles throws body shots, runs, and rolls ELP to a takedown and basement dropkick! Fans rally, Eagles gets ELP up to cravat. ELP slips out of the standing Sliced Bread and elbows Eagles to then run, but into Eagles’ BOOT! Eagles runs but into a mule kick from the loaded boot! Eagles falls out of the ring and sputters on the outside!
The ref checks on Eagles, fans rally up but ELP goes outside. The ref questions the boot but ELP defends it’s normal. ELP puts Eagles in, kicks him around, then drags Eagles up to a BACKBREAKER! ELP bends Eagles back in the backbreaker rack, then picks him up for another BACKBREAKER! ELP bends Eagles again, fans rally as Eagles endures. ELP pulls hair, but Eagles fights with knees. ELP elbows Eagles against his own knee, then scoops. Eagles slips out to CLAW ELP in return! And rolling kick tot he leg, then a BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Both men are down and fans rally back up. Eagles sits ELP up to KICK away on his chest!
Eagles runs, ELP eggs him on, LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Eagles drags ELP up, but the arm holds back the suplex. ELP whips, Eagles reverses and DOUBLE KNEES! Eagles rolls back as ELP sits down, METEORA! Eagles sits ELP back up, another METEORA! Cover, TWO! Eagles drags ELP by a leg, stomps away on it, then steps through. ELP punches away on Eagles to avoid the leglock, but Eagles hits a spinning toehold! Eagles tries again but ELP kicks him out of the ring! Fans rally up, ELP drags Eagles up to the apron but Eagles Tiger Feints to sweep the legs! ELP hobbles, Eagles springboards, missile dropkick to the legs! Cover, TWO!
But Eagles holds the leg to get the RON MILLER SPECIAL! ELP endures, crawls around, reaches out, but Eagles put smore pressure on the legs! ELP flails, grits his teeth, reaches out and gets the ROPEBREAK! Eagles lets off at 4, then grabs a leg. ELP holds ropes, but Eagles stomps him and rolls him, hooks him up, but ELP rakes eyes to avoid the backpack! Straitjacket torture rack, but Eagles slips out! ROUNDHOUSE! HEEL KICK! But ELP ROUNDHOUSES back! Fans fire up, ELP gets Eagles up, SAIDO! But Eagles is right up to BACK SUPLEX! ELP lands hard but he’s back up, only to get a SUPERKICK and POISON-RANA!
But ELP’s right back up!? Only to fall right out of the ring! Fans rally up and a ring count starts on ELP. Eagles takes a moment to catch his breath, ELP staggers around outside then falls over. ELP manages to stand up, Eagles DIVES! Direct hit and into the railing! Quite the crash and burn! Eagles crawls and the fans rally up as he sits up. The ring count starts, Eagles stands right away. Eagles gets ELP up, puts him in the ring at 8, and he goes to the corner. Fans rally up as Eagles climbs and aims. But ELP kicks the ref into the ropes and that trips Eagles up! ELP crawls over and climbs up the corner to poke Eagles in the eye!
ELP then throws forearms, climbs up more, and has Eagles for a TOP ROPE SUPER STEINER!! ELP then jumps up and takes aim, THUNDERKISS 86!! Cover, TWO!! Eagles survives and ELP is frustrated, but the fans fire back up. ELP hobbles to ropes, gets Eagles up and reel shim in. But Eagles back drops! Eagles sits on the sunset flip, TWO! ELP kicks but Eagles blocks to SLAP, CHOP, and- ELP HEADBUTTS Eagles to stop the backpack! ELP straitjacket torture racks Eagles for a BURNING HAMMER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Eagles survives and ELP can’t believe it! Fans fire up again while Eagles is dazed. ELP gets to a corner and gets his boot just right.
Eagles flounders, ELP aims, but Eagles isn’t rising. ELP stands him up but Eagles flops right back over! ELP sees him flounder to ropes and decides to be like The Cleaner! V-TRIGGER! And then Electric Chair Lift, but Eagles turns it to a sunset flip! TWO!! Eagles catches ELP for a backslide, TWO!! ELP STOMPS the hand! And BUZZSAWS! Then he tucks Eagles in, gets the arms, but Eagles RANAS out of the CR2! EAGLES WIN!!
Winner: Robbie Eagles, by pinfall (gains 2 points; ELP earns 0)
ELP can’t believe it! Eagles snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! Will Eagles be able to mend his wings before the next round so he can fly again?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: El Desperado VS Hiromu Takahashi!
Just as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion gets on the board, he faces his toughest challenge yet! He and the Ticking Timebomb have already had quite the rivalry, what happens in this next chapter?
The bell rings and the two go right at each other! They ram shoulders, throw forearms and fans rally up as they go back and forth! Desperado CHOPS so Hiromu CHOPS, now it’s a CHOP fight! They keep going, then make it tin o a SLAP fight! Slap for slap, then back to forearms! Desperado tackles Hiromu and rains down forearms! Hiromu turns it around to give those forearms back! Hiromu drags Desperado up and we’re back to forearms back and forth! ELBOW LOCO! But Hiromu comes back to forearm again! Desperado throws another, Hiromu hits back again. Desperado ROCKS Hiromu but Hiromu comes back again. Desperado COHPS again, so it’s back to CHOPS!
CHOP for CHOP, back and forth, over and over and fans rally as they speed up! Hiromu gets the edge, backs Desperado down, then fires off in the corner with forearms! Red Shoes counts, Hiromu gets one more in before he lets off. Fans cheer, Hiromu runs in to SHOTGUN Desperado down! Fans rally for “HI-RO-MU!” as he drags Desperado up. Desperado slips out of the suplex but Hiromu elbows him way, Things speed up, Hiromu jumps to get D! The triangle hold has Desperado down but he scrambles around. Hiromu squeezes as tight as he can but Desperado windmills and flails his arms.
Desperado starts fading out but the fans rally up, and he gets a second wind to the ROPEBREAK! Hiromu lets him free and Desperado goes outside, Hiromu follows to whip Desperado hard into railing! Desperado flops up and over, and Hiromu mockingly asks what’s wrong. Hiromu drags Desperado back up and to ringside to whip him hard into more railing! Again, Desperado flops up and over! Red Shoes wants this back in the ring and fans rally up as Hiromu fetches Desperado. Hiromu brings Desperado onto the apron, hooks him up in the ropes, and gets space to then DRIVE-BY DROPKICK! Desperado flops to the floor and clutches his arms.
A ring count starts, Hiromu gets Desperado up and in at 7 of 20. Hiromu covers with a knee, ONE! Hiromu CLUBS Desperado on the neck, Desperado throws body shots but Hiromu CLUBS him again. And CHOPS him in the corner. Hiromu whips corner to corner, runs in and clotheslines, then snapmares to run, but into a SPEAR! Both men are down and fans rally back up. Desperado drags Hiromu up, reels him in, suplexes high and hard! Desperado then drags Hiromu up to throw him out. Hiromu CHOPS but Desperado CHOPS. Desperado rakes eyes then whips Hiromu hard into railing! Hiromu crashes to the no man’s land but Desperado follows.
Desperado drags Hiromu up and back to ringside. Desperado wrenches to whip Hiromu into even more railing! Again, Hiromu flops into no man’s land. Desperado leaves Hiromu behind while Red Shoes checks. Hiromu is writhing but okay to continue. Fans rally up as the ring count starts again. Hiromu gets up at 12 of 20, hobbles over and takes a few more seconds to get in at 15. Hiromu chops but Desperado kicks the bad leg! SHINBREAKER! GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Hiromu clutches his leg, writhes, but Desperado clamps on with a chinlock. Hiromu gets a ropebreak but then Desperado stands on the bad leg. Desperado stomps it then YANKS it!
Hiromu hobbles away to a corner, Desperado goes over to choke Hiromu on the ropes. Red Shoes reprimands and counts, Desperado lets off to stomp the bad leg again! Fans still rally but Desperado taunts Hiromu. Where’s all that energy from earlier? Hiromu gets up to chop and chop, but Desperado CHOPS Hiromu off his feet! And again Desperado stomps the bad leg. Desperado grabs the leg and turns Hiromu, but Hiromu resists the turnover. So Desperado drops knees into the gut! Then he gets the HALF CRAB! Desperado sits deep, but Hiromu crawls and gets the ROPEBREAK! Hiromu goes out, Desperado follows and he POSTS Hiromu!
Desperado looks under the ring and brings out a chair! He drags Hiromu along up the ramp, sets the chair down then scoop SLAMS Hiromu onto the ramp. Desperado then gets the chair, the cushion is already loose so he just takes it off, and uses the frame to SMACK Hiromu’s bad leg! Red Shoes hurries out and reprimands, but Desperado SMACKS the bad leg again! Red Shoes confiscates the chair and Desperado goes back to the ring. Desperado mockingly tells Hiromu to get back to the ring already. Hiromu crawls, gets in the ring, and fans cheer, but Desperado is right on the bad leg. Cover, but Red Shoes refuses cuz of the shenanigans.
Desperado is upset, he would’ve won here! But then Hiromu comes back with forearms! Desperado hits back and we’re back to the brawl! The fans rally up as Desperado eggs Hiromu on. Hiromu throws more forearms but Desperado kicks the bad leg. Cover, TWO! Desperado is annoyed but he paces around. Desperado drags Hiromu up, Hiromu holds ropes to block the whip. So Desperado kicks the bad leg then stomps Hiromu down! Fans rally up as Desperado stands on Hiromu’s head. Hiromu pushes him away but Desperado kicks Hiromu down! Desperado drags Hiromu up and whips, but Hiromu can barely run!
Hiromu somehow makes it to the ropes, and then dodges Desperado to RANA! Maybe he was playing possum? Or was it a bit of adrenaline? Desperado comes back and drags Hiromu up to whip corner to corner. Hiromu reverses then runs in to clothesline! Hiromu snapmares, powers through and basement dropkicks! Then Hiromu aims from the apron, FLYING SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Desperado crashes into railing and fans fire up with Hiromu! Hiromu gets Desperado back in the ring, and gets him for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Hiromu gets up, walks off the pain in his leg, then fireman’s carries. Desperado slips off as Hiromu heads for the corner!
Desperado runs in, blocks the kick and puts the leg in the ropes to then dropkick the other leg! Desperado then SPLASHES the leg! Cover, TWO! Desperado is frustrated but he stomps away on Hiromu’s bad leg. STRETCH MUFFLER! Hiromu kicks with the free leg so Desperado rolls him and scoops. But Hiromu slips out, only to jam the bad leg! Desperado runs but Hiromu dumps him out! Fans rally up, Hiromu gets space so that he can run in! SUNSET FLIP, but the bad leg jams again! Desperado gets in to DIVE! Direct hit with the somersault tope, but they both crash into railing! Did Desperado just do damage to his own legs there?
Desperado drags himself from the railing while the ring count starts. Fans rally hard as Desperado gets up at 8 of 20. Desperado gets in the ring at 10 but Hiromu is still down. The count reaches 15 of 20, Hiromu flounders and gets in at 19! Desperado drags Hiromu back up, GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO! Desperado is frustrated again but he drags Hiromu up. Double underhook but Hiromu wrenches out! ELBOW LOCO! Desperado rehooks but Hiromu breaks free to fireman’s carry! Desperado slips off again, but Hiromu mule kicks, front kicks and fireman’s again. CORNER DEATH VALLEY! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Hiromu roars!
Hiromu drags Desperado up, fireman’s carries again, but Desperado escapes to torture rack, and OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Hiromu survives, Desperado roars! Desperado drags Hiromu up, hooks and lifts, but Hiromu RANAS free, to TRIANGLE D!! Desperado fights up to deadlift POWERBOMB! But Hiromu holds on!! Desperado endures, fans fire up, and Desperado deadlifts again for another POEWRBOMB! But Hiromu still holds on!?! Desperado keeps moving around, Hiromu tries to stop him, but Desperado gets up again to aim at ropes! But Hiromu turns bomb into headscissors and sends Desperado into railing!
Fans are thunderous as they rally for “HI-RO-MU!” Hiromu runs and SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS!! Fans fire up while Desperado writhes on the mat! A ring count starts, fans rally up and Hiromu manages to stand at 13 of 20. Hiromu hobbles into the ring at 14, Desperado is still down at 15! And at 18! Desperado springs to life at 19 and gets right in the ring! Fans rally as both men are still in this! Desperado grits his teeth as he glares at Hiromu. Hiromu crawls over and the two go forehead to forehead. Hiromu throws a haymaker, Desperado throws a forearm. Hiromu throws another forearm, Desperado CHOPS! Hiromu CHOPS, Desperado CHOPS!
Hiromu CHOPS, Desperado needs a second, and then he kicks the bad leg! Hiromu throws another forearm! Then he catches Desperado, spins him, RANA, but Desperado turns D into the STRETCH MUFFLER! Hiromu endures as Desperado reaches for an arm! NUMERO DOS!! Hiromu endures, reaches out with his one free arm, but Desperado drags him away from ropes, gets him up, SPINEBUSTER! But Hiromu rolls Desperado to a cradle! TWO!! Desperado has the leg but Hiromu SLAPS him away! Hiromu kicks but misses, only to catch Loco Mono into D!! Fans rally as the time is running out! Desperado fights up, deadlifts again, but Hiromu slips out to go for a lift!
Desperado resists to back drop Hiromu! Hiromu sunset flips and high stacks! TWO!! But Hiromu gets Desperado in a cradle, TWO!! Desperado gets up, Hiromu wrenches but Desperado rakes eyes! Hiromu SUPERKICKS! And SUPERKICKS! Desperado runs but into Hiromu’s LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Time is running out and fans are electric! Hiromu himself fires up and drags Desperado up. He gets the bad leg going so he can run, into LOCO MONO!! Both men are down again but the fans are electric as Desperado roars! Desperado gets Hiromu up, underhooks and PINCHE- NO! Hiromu fireman’s carries!
Desperado slips out but Hiromu suplexes! Desperado knees free, runs in, OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into the buckles! Literally last minute here as Hiromu drags Desperado back up! Suplex, VICTORIA! Cover, TWO!! Desperado survives and we’re down to mere seconds! Hiromu tries the inverted suplex, Desperado drags Hiromu down to the mouse trap! TIME’S UP!!!
Time Limit Draw (each get 1 point)
A 30 minute classic that just needed one more minute to be decided!! What a way to end the newest chapter of this story between Rogue Luchador and Ticking Timebomb! Both men are frustrated, but Hiromu crawls over to Desperado to promise they’ll settle this next time. Desperado seems to agree, but in order for these two to meet again any time soon requires one to win this tournament! Will they be fighting less for a title match and more for their rivalry?
Here are the NEW BOSJ 28 standings!
SHO: 4-0, 8 points
Taiji Ishimori: 3-1, 6 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 3-1, 6 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 2-1-1, 5 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 2-2, 4 points
Robbie Eagles: 2-2, 4 points
Douki: 2-2, 4 points
Bushi: 2-2, 4 points
El Desperado: 1-2-1, 3 points
El Phantasmo: 1-3, 2 points
Master Wato: 1-3, 2 points
YOH: 0-4, 0 points
Another great round for BOSJ! Though we already got Suzuki-Gun VS Suzuki-Gun in the World Tag League, seeing it here in BOSJ was pretty cool. I figured Kanemaru would win, Douki’s had his fun. I figured Ishimori would win, but Wato gave him a pretty good match. Taguchi’s matches continue to be a lot of fun, and Yoh’s story continues to be that he’s losing, still struggling to prove he belongs. Sho still cheated but he won on his own, so that was a bit of a surprise. Sho and Yoh are on a collision course at this point with one undefeated and the other winless. I feel like Yoh could be a spoiler and there’s a “wrench in the plan” joke to be made from it.
Eagles VS ELP was a very good match, a lot of fun with the posturing and taunting early, and Eagles seems to be redeeming himself from his earlier losses, including losing the title. Desperado VS Hiromu being a classic wasn’t just kayfabe. That 30 minute time limit draw was insanely good. Those guys are awesome rivals, and this was a great way to give some depth to the story. It seems Desperado has yet to beat Hiromu 1v1, this will only motivate him more in their next rematch, not to mention the rest of these matches.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (8/8/22)
It’s a golden Monday night!
Can Ciampa conquer the All Mighty?
Raw kicks off the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, AND sees Bobby Lashley defend the US Championship against Tommaso Ciampa! Who reaches golden glory in Cleveland?
- Seth Rollins VS Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford; Rollins wins.
- Ezekiel VS Kevin Owens; No Contest.
- Rey Mysterio
w/ Dominik MysterioVS Finn Balor w/ The Judgement Day; Finn wins.
- Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Opening Round: Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky w/ Bayley VS Tamina & Dana Brooke; Kai & Sky win and advance to the next round.
- WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Miz; wins and
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The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament Bracket is here!
Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky are of course a team, and they’ll be taking on Tamina & Dana Brooke! Then Asuka teams with Alexa Bliss to take on Nikki A.S.H. and “Doudrop” Piper Niven, Raquel Rodriguez teams with Aliyah against Shotzi & Xia Li, and in quite the surprise, NXT’s Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark will be taking on Natalya & Sonya Deville! Who will make it to the finals to be the NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions?
Bayley, Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky head to the ring!
The Role Model leads #CobraKai and the Evil Genius out here in The Land, and The Land boos them after all the cheap shots they’ve been taking. Bayley, Kai & Sky all get mics and Bayley says, “DING DONG~!” Fans boo but Bayley says c’mon, she hasn’t seen them in forever and this is what she gets? But Bayley, Kai & Sky are all excited to see your dumb, smiling faces! Trust her when she says they don’t wanna be here, either, but the fans need them. The fans are watching to see what these three do to salvage this division. Kai says, “Like crash SummerSlam and shake everyone up?” “Exactly!”
The fans can’t honestly sit here and say they enjoy watching Becky Lynch play dress-up every week. But they cheer! But they can’t honestly like that “champion” in Bianca Belair. But they cheer again! Bianca would be nothing without Bayley! And that’s why last week, they had to make a statement. For all the fans! First, they took care of stupid Becky’s shoulder, then they lit a fire under every single woman in the locker room, for the fans! These three are bringing back what’s been missing. Sky says it’s the hunger! Yes! The division needs to be hungry for more! But Bayley doesn’t blame the locker room. They’re just like the fans: sheeple who don’t know how to ask for more.
But if you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, ask better questions! So here’s a question for all the idiots out there: “How am I the only one to realize what a lethal weapon Iyo Sky is? How am I the only person in this whole damn building who realized the benefits of bringing in someone like Dakota Skai?” Okay, yes, she said it wrong, big whoop! Shut up so she can think, dummies! They’re upsetting Bayley, but imagine how mad these two are? They’ve been boiling this whole time! Fans boo, Bayley gets mad, but Kai has her calm down. Bayley doesn’t have to tell them anymore. Kai & Sky will show them in this tag title tournament tonight and win it!
But wait! Here comes Alexa Bliss! AND Asuka! The Fury and the Empress are going to be in that same tournament, so this seems to be a reminder. But here comes BIANCA, too! The RawEST Women’s Champion walks down to the ring with Alexa and Asuka and they get mics, too. Alexa says, “Yeah, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves.” Fans chant for the EST, and Alexa tells Dakota & Iyo that they’re not winning. If they win tonight, guess who they’ll face next? Alexa Bliss & Asuka!! And after what they pulled last week, there’s more incentive to beat the hell out of them and win the titles.
And Bianca tells Iyo they’re not done, either. Bianca IS hungry, and she’s ready to finish what they started last week. But if we’re playing the numbers game, the three of them have no problem dealing with Bayley’s three right now. Oh pipe down. Bayley knew this would get them all worked up. But Bayley calls the shots. They can do 3v3 where it counts, which isn’t here in Cleveland! The Six Woman Tag can happen at Clash at the Castle! Bianca looks to Alexa and Asuka, and challenge accepted! Okay, then! But while Bayley is trying to keep control, Bianca says tonight, she’ll lose it! And the brawl is own! Bianca fires off on Bayley, Asuka throws Kai out while Alexa is after Iyo!
Fans fire up as things spill out of the ring, and then into the crowd! Bianca throws knees on Bayley but refs rush out to break up the others. Bayley hits back, Iyo SMACKS Alexa off the desk! Then Iyo goes after Bianca! Asuka rushes after Iyo, but then Kai rushes after Asuka! Alexa gets on the barrier to CROSSBODY everyone!! Fans are fired up as Alexa drags Kai up to fire off forearms! Officials and management rush out now, will this chaos subside after the break?
Seth Rollins VS Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford!
The Visionary already burned it down with Montez Ford, but now he takes on the other half of the Street Profits! Will Rollins sweep the series? Or will the #CurseOfGreatness take down the Architect?
The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Rollins headlocks, but Dawkins powers up and out. Rollins wrenches to mule kick, but Dawkins avoids the Curb Stomp! Dawkins and Rollins circle, tie up, and Dawkins headlocks. Rollins powers up and out, things speed up and Rollins hurdles, but Dawkins handsprings! And DROPKICKS! Cover, ONE, but Dawkins wrenches to a wristlock, then YANKS the arm. Dawkins grinds the arm but Rollins pulls headbands to whip Dawkins to ropes. Dawkins hurdles then FLYING ELBOWS! Ford mocks Rollins’ short temper, then Dawkins POUNCES Rollins over the desk! Fans are fired up as Raw goes to break!
Raw returns and Rollins has Dawkins down with an armlock. Dawkins fights up but Rollins wrenches. Dawkins ROCKS Rollins with forearm after forearm, then he whips Rollins to a corner. Dawkins runs in, into a BUCKLE SHOT! Rollins catches his breath but Ford is right there coaching Dawkins. Rollins kicks Ford away! Ford gets mad and gets a chair! Ford gets in the ring, the fans are fired up, but the ref has Ford stay back! Ford lets go of the chair and the ref throws it out, but he still has to keep Ford from hitting Rollins. The ref EJECTS Ford! And Rollins laughs while the fans boo. “Bye bye~!”
Rollins grins and laughs as he soaks up the heat from the fans, but Dawkins is up to clothesline Rollins up and out! Fans fire up, Dawkins builds speed, and he FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp and the fans are thunderous! Dawkins puts Rollins in, scoops him, PUMP HANDLE FALL AWAY SLAM! Dawkins then runs to CYCLONE SPLASH! And ENZIGURI! Then the underhooks for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and Dawkins can’t believe it! Fans fire up as Dawkins scoops but Rollins slips off to O’Conner Roll! TWO, Rollins comes back to turn Dawkins, DREAM SMASHER ELBOW! Rollins then runs, but Dawkins dodges!
Dawkins rolls Rollins up, but Rollins rolls through! Dawkins dodges again, SKY HIGH BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?! Rollins survives and Cleveland is losing their mind! Rollins flops out of the ring and Dawkins snarls. Dawkins goes out and runs in around the way, but is sent into steel steps! Rollins gets in the ring, Dawkins pursues, but the CURB- NO, Dawkins dodges again! SKY- NO, Rollins wrenches and WRINGS the arm, then underhooks! PEDIGREE!! Cover, Rollins wins!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall
The Visionary couldn’t hit his favorite, but wait! Here’s the CURB STOMP!! Ford rushes back out but the damage to Dawkins is done! Rollins runs off, having swept the Profits. Will he face the consequences? Or just head off towards the title?
The Mysterios talk backstage.
Dominik helps Rey prepare for Finn Balor, but in walks Edge! Rey’s cool but Edge can tell Dom’s heated up. Edge has their backs, because what happened last week with that Spear was an accident. Are they cool? Dom’s cool. But then he shoves Edge! Rey calms Dom down, it was an accident! Rey’s known Edge for 20 years, he’s like family! Rey’s known Dom for 25! How can Rey take Edge’s side?! Dom storms off but Rey assures Edge he’ll talk with Dom about this. Is it going to be harder to forgive the Rated R Superstar than expected?
Backstage interview with The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa.
The Hollywood A-Lister and the Psycho Killer are here after Ciampa’s phenomenal win last week to become Bobby Lashley’s challenger tonight. Does he feel tonight is the night? Miz points out the use of “phenomenal,” and asks if Kevin Patrick couldn’t think of another word. Miz says there is nothing phenomenal about someone who sides with a hack like Logan Paul! But who had the last laugh? Ciampa! And Ciampa says people always talk about overcoming adversity. When you want something you believe in, believe in Ciampa! Who believed in Ciampa? The first-ever US Champion, Harley Race! That man trained Ciampa and made him into the man he is today.
Three years ago to the day, Harley paced away. Tonight, Ciampa dedicates his win to the King, Harley Race! And, and, AND, with Harley looking down on him, and with the Miz in his corner, Ciampa will truly make this his moment. When he steps foot in that ring and Lashley looks into his eyes, Lashley will feel Ciampa’s sacrifice, and Lashley will realize that he has already lost. Will Ciampa’s blackheart finally beat with gold again?
Ezekiel VS Kevin Owens!
Once again, the younger brother of Elias is taking on the Prizefighter, and even though Kevin claims he’s over his obsession, this will be quite the test. Will Kevin focus on the fight and not Ezekiel’s identity? Or will he #ZekeOut all over again?
The bell rings and Kevin rushes Zeke! Kevin fires off forearms, maybe that obsession has rekindled already! Kevin stomps away in the corner, Zeke slips out but Kevin goes out to POST him! And the RAM him into the desk! And then again, making the desk move! Zeke crawls, Kevin drags him up and reels him in! Fans fire up for the APRON POWERBOMB!! Kevin’s mean streak has returned and Zeke writhes! The ref is calling this match, Zeke can’t continue!
Kevin gets in the ring and looks down on Zeke while medics are rushed out to the ring. They bring a stretcher and board! Kevin laughs at the destruction he has wrought, but is this going to be the last time we see Zeke?
Rey Mysterio VS Finn Balor w/ The Judgement Day!
The King of Lucha and the Prince go another round, and things are even more tense after what happened at SummerSlam and last week on Raw. Will Rey finally end things with the Judgement Day? Or will he face the punishment for resisting?
Finn gets a mic to say, “Edge thinks we should fear him. Rey Mysterio thinks that we should fear him. Those two can’t even get on the same page! Poor little Dominik Mysterio’s already abandoned both of them! The Judgement Day isn’t afraid of anyone! Y’know why? Because fear isn’t real. Fear is a product of your imagination. But danger is real! Danger is very real! And Rey, tonight, you’re going to find out that I am danger!” Priest tells Edge that to be clear, if he wanted to, he could lay Edge out. But in two weeks, the WWE is in Toronto. Edge hasn’t wrestled on Raw in Canada in 12 years!
So here it is! Priest is officially challenging Edge, 1v1! The Rated R Superstar VS The Punisher! If Edge still has a set, then he and Priest can end this! Edge may have started the Judgement Day, but in Toronto, in front of Edge’s family and friends, the Judgement Day ends Edge! What will Edge say about that challenge? As for Rey, he can’t seem to find Dominik anywhere. Well, Edge’s offer still stands, especially after being called out. Rey says he knows Dom, Dom will come to his senses. Well, okay then. Go get ’em! Rey goes it alone for now, but will he be alone in the end? We find out, after the break.
Raw returns and Rey makes his entrance. And though Rey waits, there’s no Dom. Rey goes to the ring and gets in alone. The bell rings and Fin kicks Rey low! Finn bumps Rey off buckles, fires off body shots, then brings Rey around to bump off more buckles. Finn throws more body shots, bumps Rey off more buckles, then CHOPS him! Fans “WOO~!” then Finn whips Rey corner to corner. Rey reverses, ROCKS Finn then bumps him off buckles. Finn staggers, Rey bumps him off more buckles! Rey ROCKS Finn again, bumps him off more buckles, then fires off more haymakers. Rey whips corner to corner, Finn reverses, but Rey elbows him way.
Rey runs and tilt-o-whirls to headscissor Finn out! Fans fire up and Rey WRECKS Finn with a dropkick! Rey then goes to the apron, for a FLYING SEATED SENTON! Fans fire up and Rey KICKS Finn in the leg. Rey puts Finn in the ring, climbs up the corner, and leaps to SEATED SENTON again! Fans fire up while Finn flounders, but Rey runs in, Finn pops him up but Rey RANAS Finn into buckles! Finn flounders, Rey whips him to ropes, but Finn reverses. Rey ducks and springboards, but Finn avoids the crossbody! Rey crashes down and Finn snarls as he runs in and KICKS Rey in the side! Finn stomps Rey, then springboard stomps him again and again!
Finn lets off as the ref counts but only Priest applauds. Finn drags Rey up, clamps on and ROCKS him with forearms in the back! Finn runs but Rey rams into him! Rey slingshots to sunset flip, TWO! Rey kicks low but Finn hits back, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO! Finn is annoyed but he stalks Rey. Finn drags Rey up, suplexes, then holds on for Uno Amigo! Fans boo as Finn smirks and Dos Amigos! Finn then gets back up, mocks Latino Heat, but REY suplexes Finn back! Fans fire up while Finn goes to ropes. Priest coaches Finn, but Rey dodges the haymaker to fire off shots! Rey whips, Finn reverses but Rey kicks back!
Rey CLOBBERS Finn, whips him to ropes, but Finn reverses to kick and run, sunset flip! But Rey rolls through to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Finn flounders to a corner. Rey storms over, RAMS into Finn, then climbs up. Rey rains down fists, but Finn turns it around into an Electric Chair! But Rey turns that into a wheelbarrow BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Rey is frustrated as Finn survives that counter. Rey dropkicks Finn to ropes and dials it up, but Priest takes the 619 for Finn! Finn grabs Rey’s mask and RAMS him into the post! Rey is down on the outside while Raw goes to break!
Raw returns again and Finn has Rey up top. Rey fights the superplex, fans rally up, and Rey throws body shots! Rey CLUBS Finn, then sunset flips, but Finn holds on! So Rey YANKS him down! Finn hits buckles, Rey runs in but Finn still scoops! Rey arm-drags Finn away! Rey then runs and SLIDES to SUNSET FLIP BOMB Finn into barriers! Fans fire up, but Priest creeps over. Rey stares him down, puts Finn in the ring, but Priest taunts Rey about where Dom went. Rey gets on the apron, he GAMANGIRIS Finn away, but then Finn staggers into the ref! Pries trips Rey in the distraction! Fans boo, but here comes Edge!
Edge runs down the ramp to TACKE Priest into the steps! And then BOOT him over the barriers! Edge and Priest fight in front of the fans and Finn is shocked! Finn hurries to YANK Rey up, but Rey lands on his feet to mule kick and hop on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Finn escapes and Rey can’t believe it! Finn and Rey stand, they throw haymakers back and forth, over an dover, and fans fire up! Rey KICSK and KICKS and ENZIGURIS! Finn ends up on ropes, Rey dials it up! But Finn LARIATS Rey down! Finn fires up and aims from a corner to SHOTGUN Rey into the corner! Rey falls into the drop zone and Finn climbs up!
COUP DE- NO, Rey rolls and runs to RANA Finn back onto ropes! Rey redials, but Rhea is carrying Dom out like a sack of potatoes! Rhea makes Rey look at Dom, but then Finn drags Rey into a dragon sleeper! 1916!! Finn goes up top, COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Finn wins!
Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall
Edge and Rey forgot about Rhea the Eradicator! Will the Judgement Day do just as they say and destroy Edge and the Mysterios?
Backstage interview with Tamina & Dana Brooke.
These two are a team together in the Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament, and that means Dana could be a Double Champion. And she needs a partner to get there. She’s defended her 24/7 Championship a lot, with her biggest challenger being Tamina. So together, they- Wait, Bayley, Sky & Kai walk in. Bayley wants Dana to relax, these three aren’t going to beat her up to take that title. They have their eyes set on belts that suit them. And the Women’s Tag Team Championships suit them because Bayley was the first one to hold them! Not that Dana would know about that.
But Tamina does. So keep yapping, Bayley, and Tamina will take her and her friends out of the tournament right now. Kai tells Dana, “See you out there.” Iyo Sky says in both Japanese and English, “I don’t like you.” Will Dana & Tamina not like what’s coming in the opening match of this tournament?
Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Opening Round: Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky w/ Bayley VS Tamina & Dana Brooke!
#CobraKai & the Evil Genius have both been NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions, though not together. But they’re taking on a duo where only one of them has had a tag title reign of their own. Will it be easy for Kai & Sky to take control? Or will the Flex Appeal & Daughter of Superfly shut them down right out of the gate?
The teams sort out, Dana starts with Kai and fans rally up. Kai and Dana circle, tie up, and Dana waistlocks. Kai pries at the hold, switches around, but Dana headlocks back. Kai powers out, but Dana blocks a hip toss to hip toss Kai! Then handsprings to BOOT Kai down! Cover, ONE, but Dana drags Kai up with a facelock. Kai endures the squeeze, pries out again but DOUBLE FOREARMS hit! Tamina tags in, and she eggs Kai on. Fans rally with Dana for “TA-MI-NA!” Kai rushes in but Tamina SWATS her, then ROCKS her! Then again! Then she DECKS Sky! Bayley protests but Tamina dodges and kicks Kai to then suplex high and hard!
Kai bails out and Sky hurries over. Tamina tags Dana and Dana climbs up, for a SUPER CROSSBODY! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up with Dana! Bayley creeps over but then Dana stares her down. Bayley says that’s fine, Kai & Sky don’t need her. Dana doubts that, and Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Kai has Dana down in a motorcycle stretch. Dana endures and the fans rally up, but Kai shifts to a chinlock, Dana uses that to JAWBREAKER free! Dana then runs, dodges, rolls Kai up, TWO! Kai KICKS Dana down! Cover, ONE!! Kai is frustrated but she drags Dana up to tag Sky. Kai & Sky double whip, then BOOT, and COMPLETE SHOT to an AX KICK and BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Dana survives the onslaught but Bayley says she is proud of her team. Sky whips Dana in to the corner, runs and CROSS CHECKS her! Sky stomps a mudhole, trips Dana up, then digs her boots in!
The ref counts, Sky swings up for a DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Tag to Kai, Kai clamps on with a chinlock and grinds Dana down. Fans rally, Dana fights up but Kai throws her by her hair! Cover, TWO! Bayley coaches Kai but fans chant, “Bayley Sucks!” Bayley says no she doesn’t! Kai drags Dana up but Dana shoves her away and pops her up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Kai survives that one and Bayley is relieved. Kai and Dana crawl for their corners, but Kai drags Dana away! Tag to Sky and she runs around to stay between Dana and Tamina. Dana leaps, Sky catches her, but Tamina reaches out for the tag!
Fans fire up as Tamina dribbles Sky off buckles! Then runs to LARIAT! Fans fire up, Kai gets in but gets a SUPERKICK! Tamina back body blocks Sky then fires off elbows! Cleveland fires up with Tamina as she whips Sky. Sky reverses, Tamina ducks the roundhouse but not the HEEL KCIK! Sky fires off forearms, then a SHOTEI! But Tamina SUPERKICKS! Sky rebounds into a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, Kai breaks it! Dana drags Kai up but Kai throws Dana out! Dana drags Kai out with her and ROCKS her! Dana runs in, but Bayley saves Kai from the handspring attack! Dana hits barriers! Sky SHOTEIS Tamina up top, then climbs up after her!
Sky fires off forearms on Tamina, Kai sneaks in a tag. Tamina BOOTS Kai down, HEADBUTTS Sky off the ropes, and then Tamina stands up to SUPERFLY! But she even catches Sky’s boots! But Kai returns with a SCORPION KCIK! And a BOOT! Tag back to Sky, and she goes up for the OVER THE MOONSAULT!! Cover, Kai & Sky win!
Winners: Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai, by pinfall (advance to the next round)
Bayley raises her team’s hand in victory! But now, who will they meet in the semifinals? We’ll have to wait for Alexa & Asuka VS Nikki & Piper.
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/8/22)
Columbus gets Elevated!
Elevation has CERO MIEDO!
Before AEW Dynamite: Quake by the Lake and their Tornado Tag match, the Lucha Brothers tune up against The Wingmen in a standard 2v2!
- Athena VS Queen Aminata; wins.
- John Silver & Alex Reynolds VS T.U.G Cooper & Lord Crewe; win.
- Kiera Hogan & Leila Grey w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Freya States & Alice Crowley; win.
- Ruby Soho & Skye Blue VS Megan Myers & Nikki Victory; wins.
- Parker Boudreaux w/ Ari Daivari VS Casey Carrington; wins.
- The Lucha Bros w/ Alex Abrahantes VS The Wingmen; win.
One thing to note is that Parker Boudreaux has Ari Daivari in his corner. I wonder if the Trust Busters is becoming a trio, Parker joining Daivari and Slim J. Then in Kiera and Leila teaming up, this is the one time where “Can they coexist?” should be a thing since The Baddies still haven’t fully accepted Leila. And of course, the Lucha Brothers will beat The Wingmen to get momentum going into their Lucha Rules Tornado Tag with Rush & Andrade.
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