Suzuki-Gun VS Suzuki-Gun, one more time!
The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, El Desperado, must go through his tag partner, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, if he wants to be Best of the Super Juniors!
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Ryusuke Taguchi VS DOUKI; Taguchi wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Robbie Eagles VS BUSHI; Eagles wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: YOH VS Taiji Ishimori; Yoh wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Master Wato VS SHO; Sho wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: El Desperado VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Desperado wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 28: Hiromu Takahashi VS El Phantasmo; ELP wins.
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Here are the current BOSJ 28 standings!
SHO: 5-1, 10 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 4-2, 8 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-2, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-2-1, 7 points
El Desperado: 3-2-1, 7 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 3-3, 6 points
Bushi: 3-3, 6 points
YOH: 2-4, 4 points
Master Wato: 2-4, 4 points
El Phantasmo: 2-4, 4 points
Robbie Eagles: 2-4, 4 points
Douki: 2-4, 4 points
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Ryusuke Taguchi VS DOUKI!
The Funky Weapon is firmly in the middle of the pack, while Japones Del Mal is stuck at the back. Will Douki switch places with Taguchi in an instant? Or will the Player Coach King begin his rise to the top?
Taguchi enters, mocking Douki by wearing a mask and banging things with a pipe, which is really just one of those foam toys from the concession stand. Douki is of course upset, but nothing he can do about it. Taguchi mocks Douki to his face but then Douki knees him low! Douki headlocks, the bell rings and Taguchi powers out. Things speed up, fans rally, and Douki ducks the hurdle to waistlock. Taguchi elbows and arm-drags free, then bumps to springboard and flying arm-drag! Douki handsprings through to knee low and whip. Taguchi reverses to hip attack! Fans rally for Taguchi as he gets the foam toy! Taguchi runs in to BOP Douki! It doesn’t do anything, but Taguchi still fires up.
Taguchi pokes Douki with the toy, Douki slaps it away. Taguchi pokes again, Douki slaps it away. And again, and again, and again, and again. Douki grabs the toy, yanks it away, but Taguchi dodges and grabs it to SMACK Douki in the leg, then the side, then the arm! Taguchi lets the ref have it, but Douki dodges the hip attack! Douki throws Taguchi out then whips him into railing! Douki whips Taguchi the other way, too! Taguchi crashes into more raiilng and falls, then Douki gets the real pipe! The ref tries to stop him but Douki pushes past to dig the pipe into Taguchi! The ref reprimands and counts as he chokes Taguchi, but Douki lets off at 4.
Douki drags Taguchi up, lifts him up and POSTS him, groin first! Fans rally up while Taguchi is down and folded up. Douki stays in the ring and a ring count starts. Taguchi is stuck with feet up in the air, but he manages to roll and get up. The count is 13 of 20 as Taguchi stands, and he takes a moment to walk off the pain. Taguchi gets in at 19 and then bails out to get more time to recover. Fans rally up and Taguchi slides in. Douki stomps him down at the ropes, digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Douki lets off at 4, then he drags Taguchi up to scoop and SLAM! Douki runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Douki scuffs Taguchi with a boot.
Douki drags Taguchi up, Taguchi throws body shots but Douki rakes eyes! The ref counts, Douki lets off at 4, then whips Taguchi corner to corner. Douki runs but Taguchi BOOTS him away! Taguchi runs but the hip attack meets atomic drop! Douki runs, Taguchi jumps, but into another atomic drop! Douki runs again, Taguchi follows, HIP ATTACK! Douki goes to ropes and fans rally up. Taguchi hits a hip attack, then another, then baseball slides, only for Douki to dodge. Douki comes back, baseball slides, but into OH MY GARFUNKEL! The ref counts because they’re in the ropes, and Taguchi lets go at 4. Fans rally up, Taguchi aims and springboards, MISSILE HIP! Cover, TWO!
Taguchi gets OH MY GARFUNKEL again! Douki rolls free, Taguchi runs in at the corner with a HIP ATTACK! Drop toehold, OH MY GARFUNKEL! Fans rally as Douki endures, crawls forward, but Taguchi reels him in for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Fans rally more as Taguchi calls upon the powers of Strong Style! “OHYA~!” BUM- Roll-up, into underhooks for the Gory Especial! DOTON NO JUTSU! Cover, TWO!! Taguchi escapes and both men are down as fans fire up! Douki goes to the apron, Taguchi has wobbly legs again! Taguchi used this trick on Kanemaru, and Douki falls for it! Cradle, TWO! To ITALIAN STRETCH #32!
Douki has Taguchi now, and fans rally up. Taguchi fights up, but he falls over. Taguchi reaches out and gets a ROPEBREAK with a leg! The ref counts, Douki lets go at 4. Douki goes back to the apron and takes aim again. Taguchi stands, Douki slingshots, DAYBREAK! Cover, TWO!! Taguchi survives and fans fire up again! Douki fires up and calls his shot. Douki drags Taguchi into a wheelbarrow, full nelsons, but Taguchi fights free! Douki HELL STABS then runs, but Taguchi dodges! Douki ducks the enziguri to wheelbarrow, but Taguchi victory rolls! TWO!! OH MY GARFUNKEL!! Douki endures, Taguchi cranks on the hold, but Douki reaches.
Taguchi reels him in, chicken wings, DODON’S THRONE! Cover, TWO, OH MY GARFUNKEL!! Douki reaches out but Taguchi drags him from the ropes! Taguchi drops an elbow on the leg! But Douki turns it into ITALIAN STRETCH #32!! Taguchi fights up, moves around, but Douki pulls harder! Taguchi is fading! But he gets a second wind, only for Douki to roll him from the ropes! But Taguchi moves to sit on Douki for a cover! TAGUCHI WINS!
Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Douki earns 0)
The Funky Weapon finds a way out of the Italian Stretch and gets the win! Will Taguchi be able to keep this momentum going this time?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Robbie Eagles VS BUSHI!
The Sniper of the Skies is falling after El Desperado caught him off guard, but the Black Mask caught The Headbanga in a moment of weakness. Will Eagles be able to hit the mark this time? Or will Bushi be able to rise above 500?
The bell rings and fans rally up. Eagles encourages them to get louder and they do, so he and Bushi circle. They tie up, Bushi puts Eagles on ropes but Eagles turns it around. Bushi pushes Eagles back and to the ropes on the far side, but Eagles turns it around. Bushi turns it back around as the ref calls for the ropebreak, and Bushi lets off cleanly. To then rake Eagles’ eyes! The ref reprimands, Bushi goes to whip but Eagles holds ropes to block. Bushi kicks low, whips again but Eagles reverses to go up and around and arm-drag! Things speed up as Eagles ducks and dodges then RANAS! Bushi comes back into a wheel kick! Fans fire up as Eagles kips up and Bushi bails out!
Eagles builds speed to then fake Bushi out, only Bushi gets in and spins Eagles to a DDT! Fans rally up, Bushi drags Eagles up and throws him out. Bushi then goes out to whip Eagles to railing! Eagles drops to his knees, Bushi brings Eagles up and whips him into more railing! Bushi drags Eagles up to put him in and takes his shirt off to choke Eagles with it! The ref reprimands and counts, Bushi lets go with one hand. The ref keeps counting and Bushi lets go completely. Eagles throws the shirt away and gets to ropes. Bushi stomps Eagles then drags him up to turn him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up for “EA-GLE-SU!” but Bushi clamps on a chinlock.
Bushi rakes Eagles’ eyes, then wraps on a headscissor necklock! Eagles endures, fans rally up, and Eagles moves around. Bushi puts more pressure on but Eagles kicks and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts and Bushi lets go at 4. Fans rally up, Bushi drags Eagles up and bumps him off buckles. Bushi CHOPS Eagles, brings him back up and DOUBLE CHOPS! Bushi then shoves Eagles down, covers, TWO! Fans still rally as Bushi drags Eagles up. Eagles throws body shots and CHOPS, but Bushi just rakes his eyes again! The ref counts, Bushi stops to back suplex. Eagles lands on his feet, ROLLING KICK, then BLINDSIDE ELBOW! Both men are down as fans fire up!
Eagles fires up, Bushi sits up. Eagles fires off KICKS, then PENALTY KICKS! Cover, TWO! Eagles takes off his bandanas to choke Bushi in return for earlier! The ref counts, Eagles lets off and stands Bushi up, but no Shiranui! Backslide, but Eagles rolls off to kick Bushi’s leg! Eagles CHOPS, whips Bushi corner to corner, then runs in but he blocks Bushi’s swing kick! Eagles trips Bushi to have a Half Crab in the ropes! The ref counts, Eagles lets go and then takes aim. Eagles springboards but Bushi gets under to ENZIGURI! Eagles bails out, Bushi runs and DIVES! Direct hit sends Eagles into railing! Fans fire up while both men are down again.
Bushi sits up as the ring count starts. He drags Eagles up at 9 of 20, puts him in at 10, and fans cheer as he stomps Eagles down. Bushi drags Eagles up to FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer and rally up for Eagles but Bushi drags him up and reels him in. Eagles trips Bushi to a jackknife, TWO! Bushi is up, Eagles rolls him up, with a bridge! TWO, Bushi deflects Eagles’ boot. Eagles blocks Bushi’s kick and ducks the enziguri but not the heel kick! But Eagles ROUNDHOUSES, SUPERKICKS and- No, Bushi dodges the Pele! Bushi goes for Eagles but Eagles slides under and fires off strikes! Eagles reels Bushi in but Bushi BACKSTABBERS out of the backpack!
Fans fire up as Bushi and Eagles get up. CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up again while both men are down. Bushi crawls to the corner and drags himself up the ropes. Eagles gets up but Bushi boots him away. Eagles Tiger Feints to sweep the legs! Eagles runs in to METEORA in the corner! Fans rally up again as Eagles drags Bushi by a leg. Eagles steps through but Bushi kicks him. Eagles stomps the leg! Eagles hobbles around, pie faces Bushi but Bushi ROCKS Eagles! Eagles forearms Bushi, Bushi forearms back. Fans rally as they build up speed and go back and forth. Bushi fires off more but Eagles KICKS the leg! Eagles kicks away on the leg, then fires off chest kicks.
Eagles runs but Bushi dropkicks Eagles! Eagles ends up in the ropes, Bushi goes to the apron for a APRON DDT! Eagles flops back into the ring and Bushi stalks up behind him. Bushi wrenches, hooks Eagles up, but Eagles blocks to spin and SHIRANUI, but Bushi slips out to back elbow! Bushi reels Eagles in, but Eagles fireman’s carries! TURBO BACKPACK! Cover, TWO, but Eagles gets the legs! RON MILLER SPECIAL! Bushi endures, crawls, reaches out, but Eagles drags him away and pulls even harder! Fans rally, Bushi reaches out again, but Eagles puts as much pressure as he can on the hold! Bushi still tries so Eagles drags him back and drops a knee on the leg! RON MILLER SPECIAL! Bushi taps, Eagles wins!
Winner: Robbie Eagles, by submission (gains 2 points; Bushi earns 0)
Bushi falls below 500 now! Did Eagles just hit the kill shot on Bushi’s chances? Does Eagles have the momentum he needs to fly back up?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: YOH VS Taiji Ishimori!
Direct Drive has finally gotten some momentum on his side, but he has to keep it going. Meanwhile, Bone Soldier Reborn won big against the Ticking Timebomb. Will Taiji stop Yoh in his tracks? Or will Yoh get more than lucky in round seven?
The bell rings and fans rally as Yoh and Taiji circle. They approach, feel things out, tie up but then break to try again. Taiji shoots in to waistlock but Yoh drop toeholds and has the leg. Taiji moves around, Yoh floats to a facelock but Taiji slips out to his own. Yoh slips out to wrench the arm to a wristlock. Taiji rolls, wrenches, wristlocks, but Yoh rolls and kips up to wrench back! Yoh hammerlocks, Taiji slips around, hammerlocks back, but Yoh reaches back to fireman’s carry takeover. Taiji headscissors, Yoh kips free and fans cheer the exchange. Taiji and Yoh reset as fans rally up. They tie up, Yoh headlocks but Taiji powers out and pulls hair!
The ref reprimands, Taiji headlocks but Yoh powers out, only for Taiji to pull hair again! Taiji kicks low, CLUBS Yoh then whips, but Yoh reverses. Things speed up, Yoh drop toeholds and basement dropkicks Taiji out! Yoh PLANCHA, but Taiji gets clear! Taiji kicks then whips Yoh into railing! Yoh falls in a heap but Taiji drags him back up. Taiji fireman’s carries and SNAKE EYES Yoh off the railing! The ref checks on Yoh while Taiji unties the blue corner buckle pad! The Bullet Club favorite returns while the ring count begins. Yoh writhes, and gets up at 15 of 20! He’s in at 17, but Taiji is right on him. Taiji wrenches Yoh to a hammerlock, then RAMS him into the bare buckles!
Yoh clutches the shoulder and falls to the mat. Taiji covers, TWO! Fans rally up but Taiji drags Yoh up to wrench the bad arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Taiji snapmares, and WRINGS the arm out! Yoh writhes and gets to ropes but the fans rally up. Taiji drags Yoh up, wrenches the bad arm again, hammerlocks then CLUBS the arm. Yoh drops to his knees and Taiji adds a half nelson for a cradle, TWO! Taiji keeps on the bad arm but Yoh gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Taiji lets go slowly, and fans rally back up. Taiji drags Yoh up, Yoh ROCKS Taiji with a forearm! Yoh throws more forearms but Taiji ROCKS him back! Yoh blocks the kick but Taiji rakes the eyes!
Taiji runs, Yoh blocks the boot and DRAGON SCREWS! Both men are down again as fans rally up. Yoh shakes out the bad arm, Taiji hobbles up. Yoh DECKS Taiji and rallies with forearms! Yoh whips, Taiji reverses but Yoh hits FLYING FOREARMS! Fans rally up as Taiji goes to a corner. Yoh runs corner to corner to back elbow! Then he turns Taiji for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans still rally behind Yoh as he drags Taiji up. Taiji throat chops then runs, but into a back elbow! Yoh wrenches and DECKS Taiji! Fans rally again as Yoh brings Taiji up. Yoh waistlocks but Taiji wrenches the bad arm and whips Yoh into a corner. Taiji runs in but he blocks the boots.
Taiji puts Yoh in the ropes, ENZIGURI then side to side for the SLIDING GERMAN! Fans fire up and Taiji gets back in to bring Yoh up. Taiji wrenches the bad arm for an ARM CODE BREAKER! Then roll into the omoplata, YES LOCK! Yoh endures and fans rally as he reaches out. Taiji pulls way back, but Yoh gets a ropebreak with a foot! Taiji lets go and fans rally up again. Taiji drags Yoh around, drives elbows into the bad shoulder again and again. Taiji hammerlocks the arm, half nelsons, but Yoh slips out of the scoop. Taiji elbows Yoh away and runs, into Yoh’s dropkick! Yoh gets Taiji up but Taiji knees free of the suplex.
Taiji whips, Yoh reverses but Taiji handsprings, into a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans fire up with Yoh and he drags Taiji up. Yoh underhooks the arms, but Taiji blocks and RAMS Yoh into the bare buckles! Taiji grits his teeth while fans rally up for Yoh. Taiji drags Yoh up, brings him around, and POSTS him! Taiji then drags Yoh back, hammerlocks and half nelsons for the scoop, SHOULDER BUSTER! Both men are down as that was also Taiji’s bad leg, but Taiji aims from the corner. Yoh stands, Taiji runs in, tilt-o-whirl but Yoh rolls Taiji! TWO, and Taiji runs in, but into an O’Conner Roll, FIVE STAR CLUTCH! ONE, and Taiji has the arm! FUJIWARA!
Yoh fights for ropes, Taiji rolls him away, but Yoh fights Bloody Cross to hit GHOSTBUSTER! Fans fire up as both men are down again! Yoh and Taiji stir, Yoh gets up first. Yoh drags Taiji up, full nelsons, but Taiji breaks free and slides under. Taiji double pump handles and flip Yoh into position! CIPHER UTAKI! Both men are down again but the fans stay fired up! Taiji goes to a corner, takes aim again and bang. Taiji drags Yoh up, BLOODY- No! Yoh powers out, but Taiji blocks the superkick to BOOT Yoh to a corner. Taiji runs in but into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Yoh fires up! Yoh drags Taiji up, underhooks the arms, DIRECT-
NO! Taiji slips out to suplex, but Yoh slips out to O’Conner Roll, FIVE STAR CLUTCH! YOH WINS!!
Winner: Yoh, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Taiji earns 0)
Yoh’s done it again! Another win, and he still has life in this tournament! Does Direct Drive still stand a chance?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Master Wato VS SHO!
The Way of the Grandmaster lost to Yoh, but there might still be time. However, he’s run into the Murder Machine, who knows all the tricks of the House of Torture. Will Wato be the wrench in Sho’s plans? Or will Sho find a way to turn Wato’s lights out?
The bell rings and Sho bails out. Wato goes out after him, throwing kicks and forearms. Wato whips Sho into railing and Sho falls in a heap! Fans rally up as Wato gets Sho up and whips him into more railing! Wato stands Sho up and again whips him, but Sho reverses to send him into railing! Wato bounces right off to DECK Sho! Wato throws more forearms, and even knees. Wato has Sho against the railing, the ref reprimands and Wato lets off, to give more forearms! Wato stomps Sho, then brings him up to put in the ring. Fans cheer and Wato stomps Sho down. Wato bumps Sho off buckles, then rains down forearms!
The ref counts, Wato lets off at 4, but gets in Sho’s face to then fire off more! Sho is grinning as the ref has Wato back down. Wato then stomps a mudhole and digs his boot in! The ref pulls Wato away, Sho staggers up, but Wato rushes in! Sho dumps him out and then whips him into railing! Sho gets some payback for earlier, and he brings Wato up to whip him in again! Wato falls and fans rally up, but Sho takes off a crossbar cover and uses it to smother Wato! The ref counts, Sho stops and the ref takes the crossbar cover back. Sho puts Wato’s arm through the railing to bend the fingers way back! The ref counts, Sho stops and leaves Wato alone. But then Sho goes after a Young Lion?!
Sho puts the Young Lion in the ring and tells the ref. This distraction allows Sho to then go for chairs! Sho SMACKS Wato on the back! And again! And again! And again! The ref sees Sho and Sho drops the chair. Sho then drags Wato up and puts him in the ring. The ref tells Sho to get in the ring and he follows orders. Fans rally up, Sho covers, TWO! Sho wrenches Wato’s arm and even bends the fingers! Wato gets the ropebreak, the ref counts and Sho lets go at 4. Sho drags Wato up, bumps him off buckles then digs his boots in. The ref reprimands, counts again, and Sho lets off at 4. Sho smirks as he looms over Wato.
Sho gets the arm, knuckle locks and wrenches to a wristlock, to then kick, KICKS and pull on the fingers! The ref counts, Sho lets go at 4. Fans rally up but Sho talks trash to Wato. Wato CHOPS Sho, and CHOPS, and then throws forearms! Sho rakes Wato’s eyes! The ref counts, Sho stops, and Sho whips Wato, but Wato reverses to dropkick! Fans fire up while Sho bails out. Wato builds speed, but Sho avoids the baseball slide to kick and whip. Wato LEAPS the railing! And then springboards off them to FLYING UPPERCUT Sho down! Fans fire up for Wato while he and Sho are down! Wato gets up, drags Sho up into the ring, and Wato aims from the apron.
Wato springboards for another FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Wato kicks Sho while he’s down. Wato stomps Sho to ropes, then kicks him more. The ref counts, Wato backs off, but then he drags Sho back in from the ropes to sit him up and KICK him down! Wato drags Sho up again, KICKS him in the corner over and over, then sits Sho up for more! Wato stomps a mudhole but the ref counts. Wato lets off but Sho is still smirking. Wato drags Sho up to knee him and SLAP him and SLAP him again! Wato SLAPS Sho down but Sho still grins. Wato wrenches, reels Sho in, but Sho fights the Mouse Trap! Sho has the fingers! The ref reprimands, Sho ROCKS Wato!
Sho drags Wato up to a waistlock but Wato elbows and switches to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Fans rally up for Wato as he gets back up. Wato waits on Sho, Sho ducks the buzzsaw and shoves Wato at the ref! Wato blocks the low blow with a mule kick! Wato runs, but Sho uses the ref as a shield! SPEAR! Both men are down and fans rally up! Sho grins as he crawls over to Wato. Sho knuckle locks and wrenches, then bends the fingers! Sho kicks, KICKS, KICKS and fires off kicks from all sides! Wato flops over! The ref checks on him, he’s somehow still in this and Sho drags Wato up to KICK and KICK and KICK! Kick, kick, SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!!
Wato survives the onslaught and fans fire up again! Sho aims his bow, drags Wato up, reels him in and double pump handles, but Wato flips out to ROUNDHOUSE! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Wato gets to ropes, Sho sits up in a daze. Wato fires up and aims, SCREW HIGH KICK! Wato then gets Sho up, wrenches and hooks him up, MOUSE TRAP DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Sho escapes and fans fire up as Wato goes to the apron. Wato climbs the corner, RPP FLOPS as Sho moves! Sho goes back for the chair! Sho slides that in but the ref sees that. It’s a misdirect! Sho gets the wrench! Wato KICKS the wrench away, then ROUNDHOUSES Sho down!
Fans are thunderous as Wato gets Sho up and scoops, but Sho grabs the ref to get free! Sho shoves the ref at Wato, Wato shoves the ref at Sho! Sho shoves the ref away, Wato tilt-o-whirls to a roll up and jackknife! But the ref is down! Wato would’ve won just then! Wato gets the ref, Sho shoves Wato into the ref! LOW BLOW!! And then the WRENCH SHOT!! Sho staggers, shouts to the ref and says it’s okay now. Sho drags the ref into position, then drags Wato up. Wato is dazed, Sho reels him into the SNAKE BITE!! Wato is already out, Sho wins!
Winner: Sho, by submission (gains 2 points; Wato earns 0)
The Murder Machine cheats another one! Is there no stopping Sho from taking the entire tournament?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: El Desperado VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru!
The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion finally has his feet under him in this tournament, but now he must face his tag team partner. Will the Rogue Luchador and Heel Master still be a team after this? Or will one of them take defeat the hard way?
The bell rings and fans rally up. Desperado offers a handshake, Kanemaru is a bit wary, but Desperado says it’s all good. Kanemaru bails out instead? He says he’d rather give Desperado the count-out win? The count begins, Desperado says no and then he has the fans clap up for Kanemaru. Kanemaru paces, but Desperado goes out on the outside. Desperado says it’s fine now, they’ll get a double count-out. The count restarts, Kanemaru and Desperado argue how this should go, but we’re at 10 of 20 already. They keep talking, now it’s 15. Desperado goes to get in, but Kanemaru YANKS him back and RAMS him into railing! Kanemaru gets in at 17! Desperado hurries in at 19!
Kanemaru covers, TWO! Another try, TWO! Another try, TWO! Deep leg cover, TWO!! Fans are fired, Desperado is angry and confused but Kanemaru headlocks! Desperado powers up but can’t power out as Kanemaru holds on tight! Kanemaru grinds the hold, Desperado endures and fights up. Desperado throws body shots, but he still can’t power out as Kanemaru holds tight. Desperado rolls to a cover, ONE! Kanemaru holds on, hits a takeover, and grinds Desperado into the mat. Desperado grabs at Kanemaru’s face, the ref reprimands and Kanemaru cranks the hold. Desperado rolls to a cover, ONE, he fights up and stomps Kanemaru’s foot! Desperado runs, into another headlock!
Desperado back suplexes, Kanemaru lands on his feet, and gets the headlock back! Fans rally as Desperado fights up and throws more body shots. Desperado powers out and reels Kanemaru in to headlock but Kanemaru powers out to arm-drag! Kanemaru fakes out Desperado’s arm-drag to get the headlock back! Desperado endures, fights up, powers his way around on the mat, and gets under the rope and even to the floor. But Kanemaru keeps the headlock on! Desperado rakes eyes to get free! Then he POSTS Kanemaru! Desperado goes around the way and whips, but Kanemaru reverses! Desperado hits railing, then Kanemaru DDT’s him to the floor!
Fans rally up while both men are down. Kanemaru gets back in the ring and the count climbs. Desperado is still down at 10 of 20. Desperado stands at 12 and gets in at 13. Kanemaru runs in, for a headscissor takedown! Kanemaru pushes up to put pressure on the headscissor squeeze! Desperado endures, fans rally up, and Desperado kicks around. Kanemaru pushes up again but Desperado refuses to quit! Desperado bridges and rolls to then pop out and tie up the legs in a deathlock! Desperado floats for the headlock but Kanemaru pops out to get the headlock again! Kanemaru shifts to a cravat, cranks the neck, but avoids Desperado’s clubbing forearm to get the cravat back.
Desperado fights free but Kanemaru gets the cravat right back. Kanemaru throws knees over and over, Desperado spins to slips free and he snapmares Kanemaru. Kanemaru bridges up to cravat, snapmare and headscissor! Desperado endures the headscissor squeeze all over again! Fans rally, Desperado fights but Kanemaru holds on tight. Desperado moves around, reaches out, Kanemaru puts as much pressure as he can, but Desperado gets the ROPEBREAK! Kanemaru lets go to stomp Desperado down. Desperado CHOPS, Kanemaru CLUBS him down. Desperado CHOPS, CHOPS, forearms, but Kanemaru headlocks again, only for Desperado to back suplex!
Both men are down and fans rally up! Kanemaru goes to a corner, Desperado goes to the other. Desperado runs in but blocks a boot. Desperado puts the leg on the ropes to dropkick out the other one! Then he gets the leg for the STRETCH MUFFLER! But Kanemaru gets to ropes! Desperado DRAGON SCREWS the leg! Desperado then steps through to FIGURE FOUR! Kanemaru endures now and fans fire up! Kanemaru tries to turn things but Desperado puts more pressure on the hold. Kanemaru crawls, reaches, Desperado puts more pressure, but Kanemaru gives it one more effort! ROPEBREAK! Desperado lets Kanemaru go and fans rally up as he stomps Kanemaru’s leg.
Desperado drags Kanemaru up, has the leg, but Kanemaru throws elbows. Desperado kicks Kanemaru’s leg, runs, but Kanemaru dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Fans fire up as both men are down! Kanemaru hobbles over to Desperado, drags him up, but Desperado fights the suplex. Desperado wrenches and ROCKS Kanemaru with elbow. Desperado runs, Kanemaru uses the ref as a shield! Desperado shoves the ref aside, still ducks the enziguri, and rolls the leg into the STRETCH MUFFLER! But Kanemaru rolls that to a cradle, TWO!! Desperado shoves the ref at Kanemaru, Kanemaru shoves the ref away, and Kanemaru dodges the basement dropkick to basement dropkick back!
Fans fire up while both men are down again! Kanemaru drags Desperado up, scoops and BRITISH FALL! Cover, TWO! Kanemaru drags Desperado up, scoops and SLAMS him, then goes to the corner. MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Desperado is still in this and fans fire up again! Kanemaru hobbles over, drags Desperado up, but Desperado again blocks the suplex. Kanemaru still gets Desperado up but Desperado slips out of the suplex to shove Kanemaru to ropes, SPINEBUSTER! Desperado turns Kanemaru over, gut wrench, GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up while Desperado grows frustrated. Desperado slowly rises and vows to end this.
Desperado storms over but Kanemaru gets him for a victory roll! TWO, Desperado hooks Kanemaru for a backslide but Kanemaru rolls right off. Desperado underhooks Kanemaru, but Kanemaru fights Pinche Loco to trip and jackknife! TWO and Desperado still has the arms! PINCHE LOCO!! Cover, Desperado wins!
Winner: El Desperado, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Kanemaru earns 0)
The Rogue Luchador is victorious! He’s proven with a win over Kanemaru and Douki that he is Suzuki-Gun’s best Junior Heavyweight! Will the champion continue on to prove he IS the Best of the Super Juniors?
Best of the Super Juniors 28: Hiromu Takahashi VS El Phantasmo!
The Ticking Timebomb was blown up last round by the Bone Soldier, and now he faces the Headbanga! Will Hiromu-chan lose to the Cutest Tag Team back-to-back? Or can he break even and stay up in the block?
Red Shoes checks ELP’s suspicious right boot but ELP says it’s safe, there’s nothing in it. Hiromu doesn’t really trust that, so ELP sits down to undo his boot. Fans rally as he unties the laces and pulls it off. ELP lets Red Shoes look inside, then Hiromu gets a turn. Hiromu even smacks the shoe off the mat. Nothing falls out so it seems ELP was telling the truth. Hiromu says he’s sorry, and gives ELP his shoe back. ELP even shows to the cameras that there’s nothing inside, and then he puts the shoe back on. Fans rally as he ties the laces and puts the shin guard down. Things are finally okay, and the bell rings!
ELP tells Hiromu not to say sorry to him. Say sorry to the shoe! Hiromu looks at the shoe and says, “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry!” ELP says that’s not good enough. Bow and say “Gomenasai” to the shoe! Fans cheer that on, and Hiromu bows while saying gomen. But then ELP CLAWS Hiromu’s back! ELP headlocks, Hiromu powers out and ELP jumps over to strut, back flip and do his rocker hands. Hiromu bails out to cool off while fans rally up. ELP struts more but Hiromu paces ont he outside. ELP slides out, Hiromu slides in. ELP gets in, Hiromu jumps over and mocks the strut while saying, “I’m sorry~!” ELP runs in, Hiromu dodges, hurdles, ELP leaps but Hiromu RANAS!
ELP handsprings through but runs into a roll-up. TWO, and Hiromu cradles! ONE, ELP runs into a backslide, TWO! Hiromu shows punch but ELP bails out. Hiromu builds speed but fakes ELP out again. Hiromu goes to the apron, takes aim but ELP sweeps the legs! Hiromu crashes down, ELP gets an arm and wraps it around the railing! ELP pulls, then BOOTS the railing to jam the arm. ELP clamps onto the arm, CLUBS Hiromu’s arm then drops knees on it again and again. ELP hammerlocks the arm, sits Hiromu up and POSTS him! Hiromu staggers around, ELP praises himself. Fans rally, the ring count starts, and ELP drags Hiromu up.
ELP brings Hiromu over at 10 of 20 to bump him off the apron. The count reaches 15, ELP puts Hiromu on the apron to SLAM the arm on the edge! ELP then gets in while Hiromu writhes. Fans rally up, ELP claps along, and he stalks Hiromu. ELP CLAWS Hiromu’s back again, then stands on Hiromu’s head. Red Shoes reprimands, ELP wants Hiromu to say sorry. ELP drags Hiromu up to CHOP him in the corner. Hiromu turns things around to CHOP back! ELP turns things around to CHOP again! Hiromu turns things around but ELP blocks the chop to knuckle lock, CHOP, go up and up and jump around and jump, to CLAW Hiromu’s back again.
ELP fish hooks Hiromu’s mouth but Red Shoes reprimands. ELP stands on Hiromu’s head, then drags him back up. ELP wrenches the bad arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Then another! Then a snapmare and motorcycle stretch. Hiromu endures the knee in his back, ELP stands on him and pulls the arms harder. Hiromu moves around but ELP shifts to a chinlock. Hiromu grabs at ELP’s head, ELP jams an elbow into Hiromu’s forehead. ELP headlocks, Hiromu fights up and fights free. ELP stomps Hiromu’s foot, but it isn’t the same without “that” in his boot! ELP realizes that himself, and asks for forgiveness. Hiromu CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS!
Hiromu whips, forearms, puts ELP on ropes and kicks the ropes to jam ELP! Hiromu runs, but into DOUBLE CHOPS! ELP runs, Hiromu follows and RANAS ELP down! Fans fire up as ELP flounders to ropes and Hiromu slowly sits up. ELP gets to a corner, Hiromu runs in and clotheslines! Snapmare and running basement dropkick! ELP bails out, Hiromu goes to the apron, FLYING SHOTGUN! ELP crashes through the gate! Fans rally up as Hiromu gets up. Hiromu gets his bad arm moving, drags ELP up and puts him in the ring. Hiromu drags ELP up, suplexes, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally up, Hiromu drags ELP up and fireman’s carry, but ELP slips out! ELP staggers to a corner, Hiromu runs in but ELP goes up and over, ducks and dodges and springboard CROSSBODIES, to then LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up again as both men are down. Hiromu rolls away, ELP kips up! ELP drags Hiromu up to atomic drop, then scoop and SLAM! ELP goes to the corner, hops up and FALLING AX HANDLE! ELP tunes up the band, but again he doesn’t have “that” in his boot. ELP still aims, but Hiromu dodges the kick to mule kick and front kick, only for ELP to ENZIGURI! ELP runs, but Hiromu catches his lariat to D!
ELP fights the triangle hold but Hiromu squeezes tight! ELP reaches out, but he can’t get to ropes! Hiromu squeezes the triangle hold tighter but ELP fights up to dead lift! Hiromu lets off to ROCK, ROLLING ELBOW and suplex, but ELP wrenches out! ELP CLUBS the arm down, to the CROSSFACE! Hiromu endures, crawls over, reaches out, but ELP rolls him away to get the BONE LOCK! Shout out to Taiji! Hiromu endures, moves around more, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer and ELP lets go in frustration. Fans rally up, Hiromu goes to a corner, and ELP goes to the opposite. ELP takes aim, runs corner to corner, to back elbow!
ELP goes corner to corner again, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! ELP hits buckles and fans fire up! Hiromu grins as he slowly gets back up. ELP flounders, Hiromu brings him up. Hiromu throws a forearm, ELP flounders more but he comes back with another forearm! Hiromu forearms again, ELP staggers and comes back. ELP ROCKS Hiromu, Hiromu ROCKS ELP! ELP forearms again, Hiromu forearms again! ELP forearms, Hiromu forearms and fans rally as the two keep going back and forth, faster and faster. Hiromu throws more forearms, ELP fires off more in return. Hiromu fires off three, ELP knees low! ELP staggers but Hiromu ROCKS him!
Fans fire up, Hiromu runs, but ELP mule kicks! But again, not the same effect without “that!” So ELP SUPERKICKS! Hiromu staggers around but he grins as he comes back for more. Hiromu roars, runs in, but ELP sends him into Red Shoes! Red Shoes goes down, ELP LOW BLOWS Hiromu! ELP hurries, and he takes off the shoe again? ELP hurries under the ring, and he brings the shoe back out. Did he put “that” in the shoe while he was under there? ELP hurries to put his shoe back on, fans rally up, and now ELP tunes up. The shoe is locked and loaded! Hiromu stands, but he blocks Sudden Death! Hiromu spins ELP to SUPERKICK! Then LARIAT! Both men are down and fans fire up!
Hiromu drags ELP up, fireman’s carries, and CORNER DEATH VALLEYS! Hiromu roars and fans rally behind him! Hiromu drags ELP up, fireman’s carries again, then throws ELP out to the dragon sleeper! ELP slips through, fights the suplex, then spins Hiromu to the straitjacket torture rack! Hiromu slips out to HEADBUTT! Hiromu brings ELP up, scoops and DYNAMITE PLUNGER! Fans fire up with Hiromu and he drags ELP up. Hiromu suplexes, VICTORY ROYAL! Cover, TWO! ELP survives but Hiromu just drags him back up. Hiromu dragon sleepers, suplexes, but ELP slips out again to headbutt! ELP straitjacket torture racks, for the SPINNING NECKBREAKER!!
But both men are down as ELP can’t make the cover! Fans rally back up, ELP drags himself over to ropes. ELP aims at Hiromu, BANG! But Hiromu dodges V-Trigger to SNAP GERMAN! But ELP is back up to V-TRIGGER! And V-TRIGGER again! Electric Chair Lift, ONE- Victory roll! Hiromu jackknifes to a fireman’s carry, and TICK- NO! Sunset flip to the STYLES CLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Hiromu survives and fans are thunderous! ELP still isn’t phenomenal, but he drags Hiromu up. ELP can’t decide what move to use, so he just tucks the arms. CR- NO! RANA! Cover, TWO!! ELP barely escapes and fans fire up again!
Hiromu gets up, DOUBLE LARIATS collide but neither falls! Hiromu dodges to SUPERKICK! Fans rally up and Hiromu roars! Hiromu drags ELP back up, runs, and HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER!! But Hiromu isn’t done there! Hiromu drags ELP up, fireman’s carries, but ELP SUDDEN DEATH outta nowhere!! Cover, ELP WINS!
Winner: El Phantasmo, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Hiromu earns 0)
The Headbanga brought out his ace in the hole at just the right time and took this win from Hiromu! The Cutest Tag Team has swept the Ticking Timebomb, is there time left for Hiromu to recover? As for ELP, he gets the mic and has a little laugh. “What a waste of talent that was. Y’know, Korakuen. I just had an epiphany. I need to stop worrying about the ghosts of Bullet Club’s past. And I need to start worrying about Bullet Club’s real future. Cuz once I win Best of Super Juniors, I’m gonna go to WrestleKingdom, and Jay, if you’re not there…” ELP just shrugs and drops the mic. Is ELP staking his claim at the leadership role of Bullet Club? How will the Switchblade, and the rest of the club, react to that?
Here are the NEW BOSJ 28 standings!
SHO: 6-1, 12 points
El Desperado: 4-2-1, 9 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 4-3, 8 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-3, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-3-1, 7 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 4-3, 8 points
Robbie Eagles: 3-4, 6 points
El Phantasmo: 3-4, 6 points
Bushi: 3-4, 6 points
YOH: 3-4, 6 points
Master Wato: 2-5, 4 points
Douki: 2-5, 4 points
A great round for BOSJ! Really good matches from Taguchi VS Douki and Eagles VS Bushi. Taguchi with the Douki parody was really clever, too. Yoh getting a win over Taiji was wildly unexpected, that’s pretty big. Wato had a strong showing but I figured Sho would cheat him to win. Desperado VS Kanemaru was awesome stuff, especially with that opening swerve from Kanemaru. Desperado is making a great comeback from losing those first couple matches.
Hiromu VS ELP was also awesome, ELP loading his boot halfway through was clever. ELP also issuing a roundabout challenge to Jay White is wild. I thought Evil and House of Torture were going to make a move for the leadership spot but for it to be someone I thought was Team Switchblade is wild. I hope they set something up for WrestleKingdom, that is going to be awesome.
My Score: 9.1/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (10/3/22)
An extreme go-home!
Raw gets ready for Extreme Rules!
With Extreme Rules this Saturday, Bianca Belair and Bayley sign the contract for their Raw Women’s Championship Ladder match! But will The EST keep DMG CTRL under control?
- Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day; The Judgement Day wins.
- Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali; Lashley wins.
- Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control; Dakota wins.
- Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory; Otis wins.
- Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory; Braun wins.
- Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline; Solo wins.
- Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control; Iyo wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Rey Mysterio & AJ Styles VS The Judgement Day!
The King of Lucha has so far failed to reach his son, Dominik. And the Phenomenal One has so far refused to give in despite his former friend, Finn Balor, reaching out to him. With an I Quit match between Finn and Edge this Saturday at Extreme Rules, will the Prince and the Punisher make Rey give up on Dom and Styles give up on his pride? Or will Rey & Styles get their pound of flesh before the Rated R Superstar gets his?
Before the match, the Judgement Day get mics as fans in St. Paul boo. Finn says, “Eleven years ago, Edge was medically forced to quit.” Rhea adds a sarcastic, “Aww.” Finn says against all the odds, Edge fought back with strength and determination, and he overcame and returned to doing what he loves most, and that is performing in the ring for all the fans. Priest says, “Let’s hear it for Edge, huh?” Finn says, “But as with most things in life, you can only outrun fate for so long. Judgement catches up to all of us. And at Extreme Rules, I am gonna act as the cruel hand of fate that reminds Edge he doesn’t belong anywhere near a ring that I’m standing in!”
Rhea laughs but fans boo. Finn says he’s doing Edge a favor cuz he’s a nice guy. Finn will beat Edge so bad that he’ll be down and out and he’ll be forced to utter the words, “I QUIT!” Priest tells Finn that he has to say, Priest is so excited to witness firsthand a beating so bad that Edge does have to say “I Quit.” And let that serve as notice to anyone that wants to step to The Judgement Day! They will always rise. And that goes especially for their opponents tonight, AJ Styles & Rey Mysterio. Fans chant, “Who’s Your Daddy?” at Dom but Rhea whispers something to him. Dom says, “I’ll tell you exactly who my daddy is, and it’s not Rey Mysterio.”
Dom tells “Jefe, I hate you. I hate you so much. You lied to me my entire life. And I have a new family now, thanks to the Judgement Day.” Finn says speaking of family, his old friend, AJ Styles! Styles, Finn could’ve ended you last night- No, not last night! Last week! He’s so mad at Styles he’s messing up! But Finn could’ve ended Styles but he chose not to. And do you know why? Because Styles is Finn’s friend. The offer is still extended. But trust Finn, he’s not a bad guy, so don’t make him do bad things! Or else the Judgement Day will start by opening up- Wait! Here comes Styles! The Phenomenal One and the King of Lucha make their entrances, and this battle begins!
Rey and Styles don’t wait for a bell, they brawl with Priest and Finn already! Styles whips Finn but Dom and Rhea get Finn outta there. Only for Rey to RANA him! Styles clotheslines Priest out of the ring to the SLINGSHOT FOREARM! Fans fire up as #REYJ stand tall already. Finn is seething as he glares at Rey but Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and the match is officially underway as Finn whips Rey to a corner. Finn snarls, runs in but into an elbow! Rey runs and RANAS Finn again! Rey then runs at the corner but is put on the apron. Rey GAMANGIRIS back, goes up top and SEATED SENTONS! Rey keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges and then tilt-o-whirl RANAS! Finn staggers to the corner and Priest tags in. Rey dares Priest to bring it, then goes after Priest at the ropes! Priest shoves Rey away, Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges but Priest avoids the crossbody! Rey flops, stands up, and Priest BOOTS him down! Cover, TWO! Rhea coaches Priest and he whips Rey into the corner.
Priest runs to back elbow! Tag to Finn, they mug Rey, and Finn snap suplexes Rey for Uno Amigo! And then another for Dos Amigos! Fans boo as Finn gives us Latino Heat, and he finishes THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO! Finn is annoyed but fans rally up as Rey stays in this. Finn drags Rey up, puts him against ropes, but Rey holds ropes to block the whip. Finn gets Rey loose to whip and slide him out of the ring! Rey hits the floor and Rhea is there to taunt him. The ref starts a ring count but Priest drags Rey up to scoop him. Priest fakes a Snake Eyes on the desk to SNAKE EYES off the apron!
Fans boo but Priest tags Finn back in. Finn waits on Rey as he crawls in. Finn stomps away at the ropes, then lets off as the ref counts. Rey crawls but Finn drags him up to snapmare and chinlock. Finn grinds Rey, leans on the hold, and fans rally up. Rey fights, throws elbows, and JAWBREAKERS free! Rey reaches out but Finn keeps him from Styles! Finn knees low, whips Rey to ropes, but Rey wheelbarrows and BULLDOGS! Fans fire up but Rhea freaks out as both men are down! Finn and Rey crawl, hot tags to Priest and Styles Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Then the SLIDING FOREARM! Priest flounders but fans fire up!
Styles clotheslines in the corner, fireman’s carries Priest, but he drops Priest as Finn gets in. Styles DECKS Finn, goes back to CHOP Priest, then he PELES Priest! Styles reels Priest in, but Priest shoves Styles and Finn holds the ropes open! Styles tumbles to the floor and the Judgement Day is back in control as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns again and Finn tags Priest. Finn scoops Styles, BACKBREAKER LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Rhea is frustrated but the count was fair. Priest clamps on a leg crucifix full nelson! Styles endures, pushes to a cover, TWO! Styles hooks Priest’s leg and rolls him, but Priest rolls through to DECK Styles! Priest stands Styles up, springboards, but into an ATOMIC DROP! And then Styles PELES again! Fans fire up and both men crawl again, but Rhea is lurking! Finn distracts and Rhea trips Rey off the apron! Fans boo but Priest drags Styles away to then LARIAT! Tag to Finn, he and Priest whip Styles, but Styles blocks a kick!
Styles sends Priest’s kick into Finn’s stomach, and then reels them both in for a DOUBLE DDT! Fans fire up as Styles, Finn and Priest are all down, but Rhea eggs Rey on. Then Dom stands in the way and eggs Rey on! Dom kneels and dares Rey to hit him! Rey says this is not the time. But then Rhea CLOBBERS Rey while the ref is checking Priest! Rhea dusts herself off and Styles sees what happened. But then Finn SHOTGUNS Styles down! Finn goes up top, COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgement Day wins!
Winners: The Judgement Day, by pinfall
Rey can’t keep focus with Dom in his head, and that costs the team! Styles is upset and Rey apologizes, but then Styles shoves Rey down! Dom may be in Rey’s head, but is Finn getting in Styles’? Wait, then Finn CLOBBERS Styles! He, Priest, Dom and Rhea all stomp away on Styles, and Finn keeps saying, “I’m your friend! I’m your only friend! Why don’t you listen to me?!” Fans boo but Finn drags Styles up, to feed him to Priest’s SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM!! If this is how Finn treats a longtime friend, just how far will he go to end an enemy?
Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley.
Kevin Patrick finds The All Mighty as he’s making his way into the arena, and congratulates him on his three month reign. A dominant US Championship reign, but what’s next? Has it been three months already? Well, Lashley’s legacy is solidified but he will not become complacent. He said it once and he’ll say it again: It isn’t the title that makes the man, it is the man that makes the title. So three days, three months, three years, his mentality won’t change. Lashley knew what it takes to get here. He’s been pushed by the industry’s best and he’s beaten them all. McIntyre, Reigns, Lesnar, and Rollins.
So what’s next? Lashley wants someone who had the same hustle and desire that he had to get here. Someone with that mentality is what Lashley is after. Well, then, Mustafa Ali has plenty of desire. But for some reason, he’s still at the back of the line, waiting to be called. But he is done waiting. Ali is done! He is stepping up to the front of the line, and he wants an opportunity now. Right now! Okay, Lashley sees the hustle, the grind. Just keep it up and Lashley will make sure Ali gets that opportunity. NO! Ali isn’t asking! He’s demanding an opportunity! Lashley says people are getting too comfortable disrespecting him. If Ali wants his opportunity, he’s got it!
Will the Beacon regret getting the All Mighty’s attention? Or is he going to make the most of this opportunity he made for himself?
Sami Zayn and Jimmy Uso are backstage!
And they’re cracking up about something. Something about the couch and the chair being on fire but Sami didn’t see it so he was still dancing. Solo Sikoa is there and doesn’t seem quite as amused as Jimmy by this story. Sami’s friend runs in with a fire extinguisher, asks where his dog went, and Sami says, “I’m right here.” HA! Jimmy wishes he was there, that sounded like a good time. But then Jey storms in and Jimmy clams up. Sami says hey, Jey. What’s so funny? Sami says it’s not that important. Right, y’all’re here having a good time when they’re supposed to be handling business! Jimmy says relax, they’re just joking.
Sami says no, Jey is right. This is business. The Bloodline has to let everyone know that next week, the Tribal Chief is coming as part of the Raw season premiere. Right! Sami says the Honorary Uce can lead by example. Let’s put some fools on notice! YEET! Let’s go! Oh hey, look here. Sami addresses the Street Profits and lets them and all of Raw know. Next week, the Bloodline will be here with the Tribal Chief, so prepare to acknowledge him. Montez Ford tells Angelo Dawkins, “Look who it is! It’s the Honorary Uce! The hype man of the century, Sami Zayn! Along with the Bloodline, walking around Monday Night Raw like they own the arena.”
You don’t own anything, Sami! In fact, there’s only two things the Bloodline needs to acknowledge, and that’s DEEZ- No, whoa, hold on. Don’t do ’em like that, fam. Jimmy says no, finish it. Deez what? Say something disrespectful and get two matching boots, Tez. He of course means the bad leg the Profits gave Ford the last time they faced off. Dawkins says Jey’s got a lot of bass in his voice. How about Dawks breaks off a boot in Jey’s ass? Solo has everyone step back. The Street Champion dares Dawkins to try that on him. Then say less, fam, Dawks will see you out there!
Sami says that’s good, see you out there, fam. The Bloodline’s Enforcer is ready, will he tear into Dawkins like he did Ricochet and Moss last Friday?
Bobby Lashley VS Mustafa Ali!
The Rocky Mountain Machine has reigned for three months, and looks to keep going and going and going. But he won’t stand for those thinking he’s some big pushover. Will he turn out the lights on The Beacon? Or will Ali catch Bobby off guard here tonight?
The bell rings and Ali rushes to dropkick, but Lashley dodges! Ali crashes, Lashley fires off on him, then OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes him! Lashley aims and runs in to RAM Ali into a corner! And again and again! Then he turns Ali for a NECKBREAKER! Lashley then drags Ali up to suplex and hold him! Fans fire up for the SLAM! Ali grits his teeth but Lashley aims again. Lashley runs corner to corner but into a KNEE! Ali aims to CHOP! And ROCK! And whip, but Lashley blocks! Lashley whips but Ali goes up, only to get caught! Ali slips off and ducks to then SUPERKICK! Lashley wobbles, Ali goes up and up and leaps, FLYING DDT!
Lashley bails out and fans fire up as Ali builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit, Lashley hits desk, but stays up. Ali brings Lashley back but Lashley blocks to toss Ali in first. Ali KICKS Lashley back out! But Lashley drags Ali out to join him and LARIAT! Ali gets turned inside out and fans fire up as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Lashley drags Ali back up. Lashley elbows him in the corner over and over, then whips him corner to corner hard! Ali bounces off the buckles and hits the mat, and Lashley looms over him. Lashley drags Ali up to put him in a corner for more elbows. Lashley CLUBS Ali, whips him corner to corner again, and Ali bounces off buckles into the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Ali survives but Lashley keeps focus. Ali says, “I’m not staying down.” Lashley drags Ali up and bumps him off buckles. Lashley puts Ali up top, climbs up after him, and then brings Ali up. Ali fires off body shots and forearms and headbutts! Lashley falls!
Ali aims, and he 450 SPLASHES Lashley’s ARM!! Lashley writhes, Ali drags him up and CLUBS the bad arm! But Lashley shoves him away with the good arm. Ali SHOTGUNS Lashley into a corner, fires off on the bad arum, and runs, into a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!? Ali survives and shocks Lashley on that one. Lashley drag Ali up and gut wrenches him for the CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO?!? Lashley is growing frustrated with Ali, but Ali crawls and drags himself up. Lashley tells Ali to stay down, “You don’t want this.” Ali SLAPS Lashley! Lashley’s pissed now! Lashley TOSSES Ali out!
Lashley goes out, drags Ali up, and fireman’s carries to POST him! Ali flies away but Lashley refreshes the count. Lashley hauls him up again, and POSTS Ali again! Lashley refreshes the count again, hauls Ali up for a third time, and TOSSES him into the timekeeper’s area! Lashley goes into the ring to let the count handle Ali. Ali crawls, the count is 5 of 10, but Ali flounders. We’re at 8, then 9, but Ali is in at 9.999!! Lashley is more confused than anything! What is Ali thinking? Lashley aims from the corner, runs in, and SPEARS Ali!! But that’s not all! Lashley is going to teach Ali a lesson with the HURT LOCK!! Ali refuses to give up, but he fades out! Lashley wins!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission
Lashley has a mighty body, but Ali shows he has a mighty heart. Ali still lost, but did he at least win Lashley’s respect? Lashley goes back to Ali as he sputters around. Lashley drags Ali up, but SETH ROLLINS attacks! And CURB STOMPS Lashley!! The Visionary laughs as he drags Lashley up and CURB STOMPS him onto the belt!! The Visionary gets revenge for not becoming WWE United States Champion. And then just because he can, CURB STOMP for Ali to the floor! Rollins is going to hang around because he has a face-to-face with Matt Riddle, but there is a No Physicality Agreement in effect. Will the Visionary and the Bro stick to that agreement?
Raw returns with Rollins in the ring.
Last week, after Raw went off the air, Rollins instigated another brawl with Matt Riddle, which is why there’s the No Physicality Agreement, and why Daniel Cormier will be the Fight Pit’s special guest referee! But Rollins is all smiles as he says, “Well now that we have cleared Bobby Trashley from the ring, HAHAHAHA, we can get on with this evening’s festivities. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Rollins! And I am your host for this evening. I am a visionary. I am a revolutionary. I am Seth…” “FREAKIN’ ROLLINS!” “And this Saturday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I go one on one with the Original Bro… Matt Riddle.”
It’ll be in a match that is soon to become synonymous with Rollins. “Ladies and gentlemen, behold: The Fight Pit.” The narrator of this video package says, “As animosity reaches its peak and hatred goes beyond extreme, the endurance of one’s will is put to the test in one of the most barbaric structures in WWE History. No ring ropes, only steal. No doors, no pinfalls, no escape. The only way to win is by submission or knockout. A blank canvas built for torment, painted only by destruction and devastation. Where your only weapons are your skills and your ability to absorb pain. Toughness is showcased. Careers are altered. But in the end only one will have their hand raised in victory. But neither will ever be the same again.”
Rollins says, “Oooh~! The things I’m gonna do to Riddle inside the Fight Pit. I’m gonna show him what I just showed Bobby Lashley, what I showed Cody Rhodes, what the entire world already knows, and that is I am the most dangerous man in the history of this industry. But that’s Saturday, and we’re here in St. Paul tonight. And I’m scheduled to go face to face with Matt Riddle, so let’s not waste anymore time, Riddle! I know you’re back there scootering around, so why don’t you scoot you annoying face out here so it can piss me off in person.” Fans boo Rollins but “Bro…” Here comes Riddle!
Riddle has a mic to say, “Bro, bro, bro.” Rollins says there he is! No scooter? Aww. Well there’s the guy whose face Rollins will smash this Saturday. Come and pay your respects to the King of the Fight Pit! Riddle asks Rollins what he’s even talking about. Riddle needs to remind Rollins that he’s never BEEN in a Fight Pit before. Riddle has! Well Rollins reminds Riddle that tonight, there is the No Physicality Agreement. Fans boo and Rollins says he knows they want to see them fight, but if Riddle so much as lays a finger on Rollins, the match will be off. Riddle says don’t worry, he won’t put much stitches in that pretty little forehead.
Riddle is actually going to give Rollins an educational lesson on the Fight Pit. Because Riddle won’t just hurt Rollins, he won’t just beat Rollins, Riddle is gonna kill Rollins on Saturday. When Riddle beats Rollins’ lifeless body with elbows and fists and Daniel Cormier has to pull Riddle away and raise his hand in victory, the fans won’t be singing Rollins’ song, it’ll be “BRO~ OHHH~ OHHHHH~!” Riddle gets in Rollins’ face about it but Rollins laughs it off. Until the fans echo it! Rollins says Riddle has it twisted! Even though Riddle and Cormier come from the same place, Cormier isn’t on Riddle’s side. Cormier is a fan of Rollins!
But Rollins has to admit, “Bro,” Riddle has a nice signing voice. Does he sing his kids to sleep at night? “Oh… That’s right. You’re not allowed to see your kids anymore, are you?” Rollins laughs and dares Riddle to take a shot. Wait! He can’t! Because they have their big money match and Riddle needs all the cash he can get. Cuz let’s face it, child support can get expensive. Rollins laughs in Riddle’s face but Riddle tells him his breath is KICKING. But here’s a question for Rollins: When was the last time he held a title? Oh, right! Last time he even fought for one, it was against his boy, Roman, and he choked Rollins out.
Or remember when Rollins last main-evented Mania? Oh wait, he hasn’t. But his wife, Becky, sure has! And there’s a trend here. Seems Rollins comes up second to Roman, to Becky, and this Saturday, he’ll be second to Riddle! Fans fire up for that one but Rollins is fired up. They each dare the other to throw hands but Cormier pops in via the titantron! Cormier says enough. We’ve watched you two whine, argue and complain for months. Enough! This behavior has been insane, we’re all tired of it. The parking lot, the arena, all around the world! For all the people wondering, yes, this is Daniel Cormier. He is one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, he is THE Double Champ.
Matt, listen, bro. They go way back as UFC fighters. Rollins, Cormier has admired him from afar, ever since he won that first world title. But as the whole world is fed up, so is Cormier. Someone told them they’re in a Fight Pit, and Cormier’s down for that. He lives in the cage, he loves the cage. But there has to be a third man. Can’t be any ol’ ref, so WWE called ya boi, DC, and he will lay down the law to make sure only one of them makes it out of the pit and we put an end to this. That’s what Cormier plans to do. So no more yapping, go train hard and train smart, and we’ll see you both in Philly. Fans fire up for that, but Rollins flicks Riddle’s hat away. Who survives when it’s TIIIIIME?!
Candice LeRae comes across Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka.
They all say hey and wish Candice luck against Dakota Kai. Bianca wants Candice to make sure she shows Damage Control what the Poison Pixie is made of. Candice thanks Bianca and vows to do just that. She heads to gorilla, will she take control against DMG CTRL?
The Miz is on the phone with Maryse.
The Hollywood A-Lister tries to get his “beautiful, gorgeous, sexy wife” to hear him out. It is being handled. This B List horror film ends tonight. This lowlife has broken into their home, attacked Miz while wearing a hockey uniform, and cost both Miz and Ciampa the US Championship. Where even IS Ciampa?! But Miz is not leaving until he gets assurances that something is being done about “you know who.” Nothing, and Miz means nothing, will ruin his birthday next week. Maryse presents: The Miz’s Birthday Bash, Live in Brooklyn! And there will be no unwanted surprise appearances from “He Who Shall Not Be Named.”
But speaking of, Dexter Lumis is creeping in from the back door! Someone calls to Miz and he storms over, narrowly avoiding Lumis’ grasp! Miz tells the staffer to shoo, he’s on the phone with his wife. Miz gets gushy with Maryse about saying bye, but Lumis is still lurking. Will the Tortured Artist ruin things despite all of Miz’s preparations?
Candice LeRae VS Dakota Kai w/ Damage Control!
Mrs. Wrestling, the Poison Pixie, came back with a strong win over the Almost SuperHero, and now she takes on one half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! Will Candice take Dakota for a Wild Ride? Or will #CobraKai be immune to sting Candice first?
The bell rings and Candice circles with Dakota. They tie up, Dakota gets around and she shoves Candice. Dakota taunts Candice then uses ropes as a defense. Candice backs off, but Dakota rushes in to waistlock. Candice switches, Dakota hooks a leg to trip her, and runs. Candice ducks the boot, rolls Dakota up, TWO! Dakota swings, into a backslide! TWO, and Candice arm-drags Dakota down! Candice has an armlock and she grinds Dakota. Dakota endures, fights up, but Candice arm-drags her again. Dakota is frustrated but Candice keeps on the arm. Bayley & Iyo coach Dakota and she fights up.
Dakota powers Candice into a corner, goes side to side, but Candice dodges the boot to bump Dakota off buckles! Candice snapmares and NECK SNAPS to then jackknife! TWO but Candice DROPKICKS Dakota down! Dakota goes to the apron, fans rally but Dakota avoids the shoulder. Candice avoids the boot to smack Dakota off the corner! Dakota falls to the floor and crawls to the ramp. Candice builds speed, but Dakota hurries out of the way. Candice frowns but she WRECKS Dakota with a dropkick! Bayley protests but Candice springboards to CROSSBODY! Direct hit and Dakota is down while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Dakota has Candice in a motorcycle stretch. Candice fights up and turns around to arm-drag Dakota away! Dakota staggers up, Candice RAMS into her, then elbows her! Dakota runs back in to BOOT Candice down! Cover, TWO! Dakota is frustrated but she slaps Candice around. She sits Candice up for Kawada Kicks! Fans boo but Bayley cheers. Dakota dusts her boots off to then scuff Candice around. Bayley taunts Candice that she’s gonna call Baby Wrestling, little Quill Gargano, and tell her mom’s gonna be late getting home. Candice gets mad and pie faces Dakota, but Dakota SCORPION KICKS!
Dakota puts Candice in a corner, runs Around the World, but Candice BOOTS first! Fans fire up while both women are down! Dakota flails and checks her nose while fans rally. Candice stands, she ROCKS Dakota with a forearm! And again! And then CHOPS! And ROCKS! And CHOPS again! Candice backs Dakota down with fast hands! The ref counts and Candice lets off in the corner, but fans fire up! Candice runs in to back body block! And snapmare to a step-up SENTON! Cover, TWO! Bayley and Iyo keep cool as they coach Dakota. Dakota shoves Candice, Candice tilt-o-whirls into an IRON OCTOPUS!
Dakota endures and DMG CTRL freaks out! Dakota fights to a corner and she RAMS Candice into buckles! Dakota kicks Candice, then runs in, but into another BOOT! Candice climbs up but Dakota BOOTS her! Dakota climbs up, CLUBS away on Candice, then stands Candice up. Candice fights the superplex, fights back and slips under, but Dakota holds off the bomb! So Candice YANKS Dakota into the buckles! And then hits a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Fans fire up while DMG CTRL freaks out! Candice crawls after Dakota, fans rally behind her, but Iyo distracts the ref. Candice goes up but Bayley trips her up! Roll up from Dakota, Dakota wins!
Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall
DMG CTRL snags one away from Candice and Bayley is all fired up! But will Bayley be able to maintain control of the situation with her contract signing later tonight?
Johnny Gargano walks to gorilla.
Wait, is that Lumis sitting on a trunk, petting an unconscious Miz? Gargano looks back, and Lumis is gone! Gargano pokes Miz and it startles Miz awake. Miz has a picture of Lumis and Miz at a birthday party. Gargano knows that’s not good. Miz runs away and Gargano just chuckles, “Oh, Dexter.” Gargano continues to gorilla, will he have the last laugh against the tree trunk known as Otis?
DMG CTRL celebrates backstage.
Bayley says tag team champion or not, Dakota’s gonna give- Wait, Sarah walks in to congratulate Dakota. Obviously, this is why Bayley wants Kai & Sky in her corner for the Extreme Rules Ladder match. And speaking of, the Raw Women’s Championship match- Bayley stops Sarah there. It took her that long to realize why Bayley wants “weapons” like Dakota & Iyo on her side? Sarah’s just as dumb as Bianca! Bianca only just realized the importance of allies. But this won’t ruin Bayley’s mood, because she’s gonna do Bianca a favor tonight. It’ll just be her and Bianca, but for the contract signing only.
Bayley addresses Bianca by looking right at the camera. Tonight, it will just be the two of them. “But remember: you asked for this.” The Role Model is going to play fair and square for now, but is she just going to turn up the heat at Extreme Rules?
Johnny Gargano VS Otis w/ Chad Gable & Austin Theory!
Johnny Wrestling helped Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre fight the Alpha Academy and the Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank Ever on SmackDown, and now things are 1v1! Will Master Gable’s Number One Guy crush Gargano’s Rebel Heart? Or will Otis have to take one #ForTheAcademy?
Theory joins commentary to talk down on Gargano but Gargano says he’s got his eyes on him. Gargano and Otis circle, Otis rushes in but Gargano gets around. Gargano throws hands, wrenches an arm, then drop toeholds, but Otis is way too stocky for that! Otis drags Gargano up, TOSSES him to a corner, but Gargano dodges to fire off more hands. The ref counts, Gargano climbs up and rains down fists. But Otis carries Gargano corner to corner to RAM him into the corner! Then he CLUBS Gargano down! Fans boo but Otis shouts, “For the Academy!” Gargano fires off hands but Otis shoves him. Gargano ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS Otis!
Otis stays up and comes back with the WRECKER ELBOW! “Who’s the man?!” Theory cheers Otis on and Otis goes back for Gargano. Otis drags Gargano up, bumps him off buckles, and CLUBS him over and over. Otis taunts Gargano, CHOKES Gargano on the ropes, and Theory says he loves it. Otis drags Gargano up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! Fans rally for Gargano but Otis looms over him. Otis drags Gargano up, gut wrenches him to a Canadian rack, and makes it a backbreaker rack! Gable and Theory high five, but Gargano endures and throws hands! Gargano gets free, goes to a corner, Otis runs in but into a BOOT!
Gargano elbows Otis away, then dodges! Otis POSTS himself! Gargano runs to LARIAT! Otis stays up, Gargano runs and LARIATS again! Nope, Otis is still up. Otis choke grips but Gargano ROLLING ELBOWS! Otis scoops Gargano but Gargano slips off to ENZIGURI! Otis staggers to a corner, Gargano runs in to back body block! Gargano runs again, but into a clinch! EXPLODER! Gargano is dazed and Gable says, “That’s my guy!” Otis drags Gargano to a drop zone and climbs up the corner, VADER FLOP!! Gargano gets up to BUZZSAW! And BUZZSAW! And SUPER- LARIAT from Otis! Theory says that is when you run into reality!
Otis trophy lifts, but Gargano fights free, DDT!! Gargano wants Otis to get up, and Otis sits up into the SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!?!? Otis survives and Theory is upset. Otis bails out of the ring but Gargano builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Otis hits the desk! Theory is upset, Gargano LEAPS the desk to CLOBBER Theory! Gargano fires off hands on Theory and fans are loving it! Gargano hurries up to the apron to TORNADO DDT Otis to the floor! Fans fire up but Otis is getting up! Gable distracts the ref, Theory SMACKS Gargano with the briefcase! Otis hauls Gargano up for the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Cover, Otis wins!
Winner: Otis, by pinfall
Theory screwed Gargano over, but he goes after Gargano more! So do Gable and Otis! But here comes BRAUN!! The Monster of All Monsters CLOBBERS Otis at the ramp! Then he runs into the ring, but both Theory and Gable bail out! Braun slides out and he catches Gable, to TOSS him into the ring! Gable’s been taking credit for Braun’s career, will Braun take all the credit for ending Gable’s?
Braun Strowman VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Austin Theory!
The bell rings, Braun sees Otis on the outside, and he TOSSES Gable onto Otis!! Fans are fired up with Braun and Raw goes to break!
Raw returns and Gable is in the ring, Braun dragging himself up from commentary. That was of course the doing of Otis during commercial, but that got Otis EJECTED! Gable goes out and stalks Braun. Braun stands up, Gable rushes in and KNEES Braun into the POST! Gable gets back in the ring, he lets the ring count climb, but Braun is stirring. Braun drags himself up at the barriers, staggers over, and he stumbles into the ring at 8 of 10. Gable CLUBS and KNEES away on Braun! The fans boo but Gable says, “A THANK YEW~!” Gable throws more hands, runs the ropes, but runs into a scoop! Gable kicks free, shoves and GERMAN SUPLEXES Braun!? Bridging cover, TWO!
Gable is shocked but we’re all shocked he pulled that off! Gable tells Braun to look at him. Gable runs this ring! He CLUBS Braun, talks more trash about it doesn’t matter how big Braun is, but Braun doesn’t embarrass him in his hometown. Gable SLAPS Braun down, and we see Omos and MVP watching this backstage. Gable talks more trash, but Braun choke grips! Braun has both hands now and he puts Gable right up top! But Gable gets a HANGING ARMBAR! Braun powers up to deadlift Gable. But Gable pokes eyes! Gable runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks a leg out! Gable climbs up a corner, he leaps at Braun and MISSILE DROPKICKS!
Braun is down, Gable goes back up, and he MOONSAULTS, but has to land out as Braun moves! Braun BOOTS Gable down! The shirt comes off, the fans fire up, and Braun glares at Gable. Braun reels Gable in, lifts him up, MONSTER BOMB!! Cover, Braun wins!
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall
The Monster of All Monsters puts away the Alpha Academy headmaster! But with the Nigerian Giant watching backstage, will Braun have to soon defend that title of alpha titan in the WWE?
Bobby Lashley finishes up with the trainer.
Lashley is mad but Kevin Patrick asks him about that blindside attack from Rollins. How is Lashley doing? Lashley is going to crush Rollins’ throat so we never have to hear that cackle again. And then, after Riddle beats Rollins in the Fight Pit, Lashley will finish Rollins off! Lashley will get Rollins next week on the season premiere, for the US Championship! No backing out, no excuses, no running away! Lashley gets Rollins in the ring to bounce him around like a pinball, then he’ll put Rollins in the Hurt Lock until he screams for mercy! Then Lashley will make Rollins pass out in the middle of the ring. That’s how Lashley feels. What will even be left of Rollins after this next week?
Corey Graves is in the ring.
He welcomes us all to this “historic moment.” There are ladders in the ring, but also chairs and the table for this contract signing. “It is the first-ever Ladder match for a women’s championship in WWE history.” So first, the challenger, Bayley. The Role Model makes her entrance solo, as promised. Then the Raw Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair. She is also solo, because she doesn’t need back-up to take on Bayley. Bianca and Bayley sit at the table and Corey says let’s not wait any longer. Let’s make this official with the contract. Bayley tells Bianca it’s just them, just like she asked. Is she okay? Does she feel safe?
Bayley feels great, really, despite not having her girls with her. But Bayley feels really good since DMG CTRL has done everything Bayley has said to a T. Her plan has been going really good and that clearly shakes Bianca’s confidence. But don’t worry about that, Bayley is doing this favor for her since Bianca’s dumb enough to accept a Ladder match for the title. But that’s fine, Bayley’s got her. Bayley signs her part of the contract and says, “Bianca, Bianca, Bianca. Look what your ego has gotten you into! I mean, I bet your ego makes you think that Bayley chose a ladder match because you KOD’d me on top of a ladder at Hell in a Cell.”
Or maybe Bianca thinks that Bayley has half the ego as Bianca and she wants to make history again by winning the first-ever women’s title ladder match. “But uh, ding dong, hello, here’s something for all you guys. It’s much bigger than that, okay? I think big picture here. The ladder is symbolic for my entire WWE career since the day I walked in. Unlike you, I’ve had to literally climb and climb and climb… *fake panting* And climb and climb and climb and try to the top. And in that process, I was you. Yeah, I was you, ponytail and all! You guys remember that, huh? Colorful sequins. And you see those little girls out there? That little girl I walked by on the ramp with the EST shirt, a Bianca Belair sign.
“You know what those signs use to say? Those signs used to say BAYLEY. They used to have headbands on. They used to put their ponytails to the side. But you know what happened, Bianca? Those signs changed. The T-shirts changed. And the cheers started to fade. They gave up on me, Bianca, and they stopped caring. And when they stopped caring, my whole career started spiraling. I started to fall further and further and further, and I had to do something to climb my way back to the top-” Bianca tells Bayley to shut up. Bianca signs her part, and it’s official. Corey thanks them both and wishes them both luck.
Bianca tells Bayley she just runs her mouth over and over again. Girl, UH-UH! Bayley has this chip on her shoulder that has absolutely nothing to do with Bianca. It might be really hard to see someone have everything you want, but comparison is the thief of joy. Bayley should never compare herself to Bianca, because she will never be Bianca, do it like Bianca or do it better than Bianca. Fans cheer that. Bianca says everything Bayley did didn’t work because Bayley was pretending to be someone she wasn’t. This is the real, authentic Bianca and that is why fans connect with her. Bayley didn’t “evolve,” she just became the real Bayley. And now she’s here showing us her real colors.
As far as her little plan, congrats, it took you a whole year to come up with a plan. But Bianca doesn’t need a plan, because she stays ready so she doesn’t have to get ready. Plus, does Bayley think she’s the only one that tried to surprise her at SummerSlam? You see how that worked out, right? But since Bayley likes plans, she can plan on still calling Bianca the Raw Women’s Champion after Extreme Rules. Well, we’ll see about that on Saturday, because DMG CTRL will disagree with that since they’ll be right by Bayley’s side. Actually, what’re they doing right now? What time is it? Because they were supposed to go get something to eat.
Oh no! Kai & Sky are attacking Alexa & Asuka! They already did something to Asuka’s leg and now they’re mugging Alexa! And then Bayley YANKS Bianca by her hair over the desk and she hammers away! Then she TOSSES Bianca back over the desk, to go after her more! Bianca bails out but can’t get away! Bayley whips but Bianca reverses and Bayley hits LED apron! Bianca bolts to the back, but Bayley laughs. Bianca finds Asuka and Alexa but the damage is done! The Empress of Tomorrow clutches her knee, will Bianca be down an ally at Extreme Rules? Alexa glares at the camera and tells DMG CTRL this is NOT over! Alexa VS Iyo, TONIGHT!!
Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline!
The Profits may be out of the tag team running while Ford’s foot heals, but can Dawkins unleash the Curse of Greatness? Or will the Street Champion of the Island sharpen his edge as he also prepares for Ricochet this Friday?
The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around in a deadlock but Dawkins powers Solo back. Solo turns things around to put Dawkins in the corner, but he lets off as the ref counts. Dawkins ROCKS Solo with uppercuts and haymakers but Solo ROCKS him back! Solo CHOPS Dawkins in the corner, ROCKS him again, then whips corner to corner. Dawkins goes up and over and keeps moving but Solo RAMS him! Dawkins RAMS Solo back, then hurdles over. Solo shoves, Dawkins handsprings and DROPKICKS Solo down! Ford fires up, Solo bails out and is furious! Sami tries to cool Solo off but Solo rushes in, but Dawkins DECKS him!
Solo gets up in a fury and he grabs a chair! This is just like SmackDown! Sami slows Solo and says not to give Dawkins a win like this. Jey tells Sami to back of, Solo’s his brother. Jey says Solo’s good, he’s got this. The Bloodline lets cooler heads prevail while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Solo has Dawkins down with a neck wrench. Dawkins fights up so Solo rains down HEADBUTTS! Solo clamps on the shoulder claw but Dawkins still endures. Fans rally and Dawkins fights up. Dawkins pries free of the hold to throw big body shots and forearms! Dawkins whips, Solo reverses and then SAMOAN DROPS on the rebound! The Bloodline holds up the fingers, #WeTheOnes, and Solo snarls as he stares at Dawkins. Fans rally for Dawkins but Solo throws haymakers! Dawkins wobbles on spaghetti legs, but Solo whips him for another SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Dawkins survives and Solo is annoyed.
Sami and the Usos argue the count but Ford defends that was two. Solo taunts Dawkins, “This is it? This is who you’ve got for me?” Solo steps to Dawkins in the corner, gets in Dawkins’ face, and says, “They call me the Enforcer!” Solo whips Dawkins hard into the corner! Dawkins falls to the mat and writhes. The Bloodline loves this as Solo looms over Dawkins. Solo drags Dawkins up to clamp that claw on again! Dawkins still endures, fans rally up again, and Dawkins fights against the claw. Dawkins throws elbows but Solo throws a knee! Then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Solo soaks up the heat as his brothers hold up the fingers.
Sami coaches Solo to keep on Dawkins, to show no mercy. Dawkins gets to a corner and Solo aims from the other. Solo powers up, “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP ATTACK!! Dawkins is dazed and Solo looks at him flounder. Ford coaches Dawkins to dig deep and fight, but Solo aims again. “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” HIP- ENZIGURI from Dawkins!! Ford and St. Paul are thunderous as Solo and Dawkins are both down! Dawkins and Solo rise, Dawkins stands first, and he LARIATS Solo! And again! Solo HEADBUTTS! Solo whips, Dawkins hurdles and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up and Solo goes to a corner, CYCLONE SPLASH and ENZIGURI from Dawkins!
Dawkins reels Solo in, for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Sami gets on the apron, but then Jey tells him to get down? Jey says Solo can handle this, Uce! This all distracts Dawkins either way, Solo SUPERKICKS! But now the ref doesn’t see the cover! The ref hurries, TWO!! Solo is mad at Sami and Jey! They get down, Dawkins rolls Solo! TWO!! Dawkins dodges, and he POUNCES Solo out! Sami hurries to Solo’s side to check him and coach him, but Jey pulls Sami off Solo. Jey has his brother, but then Jimmy wants everyone to just cool off. Jey and Sami argue, Dawkins FLIES! Down go the Usos! Dawkins puts Solo in, Sami yells at him about the Usos!
Dawkins DECKS Sami! But Dawkins gets in for Solo to WHEEL KCIK! And then SPINNING SOLO!! Cover, Solo wins!
Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall
In the end, the Bloodline made it work! Solo gets the win and winning fixes everything. At least, it should. Are the problems between Sami and Jey going to persist? Will it end up costing the Bloodline big time down the line?
Theory talks with Otis backstage.
Theory is proud of Otis for doing exactly what he was supposed to in that ring. Wait, where’s Gable? Otis says hold on. He drags Gable up. Gable says he almost had Braun. Theory says Gable did good. But hey, they’re not done with Gargano. Next week, on the season premiere of Raw, Theory himself will take on Gargano, and Theory vows to put Gargano down. A-Town Down! Will the Youngest Mr. MITB Ever finally have his way and be rid of Johnny Wrestling?
“This version of Edge that you’ve seen since I’ve come back is pretty much Adam. More or less, the veil of character has been dropped, and I’ve been pretty transparent since I’ve come back. At 37 years old, I was told that I had to retire, forced to retire, I had no choice. Until I decided to make it a choice. Because I can’t quit. The lousy part is, by the time that choice became a reality, I was 46, and it was difficult. And it’s progressively become more and more difficult. Now I’m not looking for sympathy. It’s my choice. This is my freakin’ dream gig, I love this.
“But what’s become… harder… is the fact that it’s not just taking a toll on me now. It’s taking a toll on my entire family. And I didn’t have this family before. It’s harder to hide it from the girls when they can hear me coming down the stairs like a symphony of bones cracking in the morning. But maybe even more difficult is seeing the… doubt… Or maybe even the fear in Beth’s eyes. Because she wants her husband to come out of this whole, and I think she’s afraid that ship has already sailed. And maybe I’m… insane? Maybe I’m too selfish? Maybe I’m too damn stubborn, but those are all things that you need in order to succeed at the level that I’ve succeeded at this business. I can’t apologize for that.
“But that brings me to Judgement Day. I gotta give ’em credit. They’ve made it more difficult. No matter how many times I beat ’em, they always come back. They always pick me apart, knock me down, and it’s harder and harder to put the pieces back together to come back. But I do. And I understand that Rey wants to distance himself from this because of Dominik, I get it. And it’s my fault the Judgement Day even exists. So I know what I have to do, and my back’s against the wall. You can ask Foley, you can ask Taker, you can ask Cena, you can ask Orton, I come out swinging or headbutting or whatever the hell else I have to do to be a one man gang!
“So Finn, in an I Quit Match at Extreme Rules, you are facing something, someone that you’ve never faced before and you can’t hurt me enough. All four of can’t hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ You cannot physically hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ I hope you’re all ready for a war, because I damn sure am.” The Rated R Superstar has given his ultimatum, will the Judgement Day be the ones facing their judgement day?
Alexa Bliss w/ Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control!
The Five Foot Fury is furious over what Bayley’s buddies did to the Empress of Tomorrow. Alexa’s been trying to find that spark to return to her old self, will this be just the thing she needs? Or will the Evil Genius have the same trick up her proverbial sleeve as Dakota did earlier tonight?
Raw returns and DMG CTRL make their entrance. The bell rings and the two rush in! Iyo DROPKICKS Alexa, fires off hands and knees, then whips. Alexa blocks, fires off forearm after forearm on Iyo, but Iyo shoves back. Alexa runs Iyo over, and again! And then hits a THESZ PRESS! Alexa rains down hands, then hits another THESZ PRESS! More fast hands, and then Alexa drags Iyo up. Alexa bumps Iyo off buckles, stomps a mudhole, then lets off. Iyo dodges the return, holds a leg and avoids the slaps to DRAGON SCREW! Alexa clutches her leg but Iyo stomps away on it! Iyo drops knees on the knee!
Kai & Bayley cheer and Iyo CHOPS Alexa. Alexa blocks the punch to ROCK, ROCK and SHOTGUN Iyo! Fans fire up and Alexa stands on Iyo at the ropes for a SKATEBOARD STOMP! The ref counts, Alexa lets off but runs in to KNEE Iyo against the ropes! Alexa then YANKS the ropes to bring Iyo down, and she drops INSULT2INJURY! Cover, TWO! Iyo is showing the toughness of a decorated champion, but Alexa snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Alexa drags Iyo up, dodges the Shotei, but Iyo uses the waistlock to HOTSHOT Alexa! Then a DRIVE- NO, Alexa avoids the dropkick! But Iyo avoids a wrecking ball dropkick to SHOTGUN Alexa again!
DMG CTRL are fired up and Alexa is down while Raw goes to break!
Raw returns once again and Alexa JAWBREAKERS then CLOBBERS Iyo! And again! Then mule kicks, but Iyo wrenches out of the DDT. Alexa reverses that to hit an STO! Alexa KNEES Iyo down, covers, TWO! Bayley & Kai coach Iyo but Alexa drags her up. Alexa whips but Iyo holds ropes to BOOT back! Iyo then spins Alexa around, underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Alexa goes to a corner but Iyo runs in, SHINKANSEN! Iyo then steps on Alexa to go up top and OVER THE MOON- FLOP! Alexa shows her resilience as a decorated champion, and she hits a DDT! Alexa drags Iyo into a drop zone and now she goes to the corner!
Fans fire up as Alexa climbs up, for TWISTED BLISS! But Bayley distracts the ref! Bianca yanks Bayley out to fire off! But Dakota joins in, Bianca gets 2v1! And sent into steel steps! But Alexa CANNONBALLS them both down! Alexa hurries back and climbs up again! But a SHOTEI stops her! Iyo then tucks Alexa for an AIR RAID CRASH! Iyo goes back up fast, for OVER THE MOONSAULT! Cover, Iyo wins!
Winner: Iyo Sky, by pinfall
DMG CTRL with another assist! They sweep the night, working together as a well-oiled machine. But then they mug Alexa! Asuka can’t help with her busted leg, and Kai & Sky fetch a ladder! Bayley beats down on Alexa, but Bianca gets in to fire off on Bayley! Kai & Sky RAM Bianca down with the ladder! And then Iyo keeps Alexa down, but wait! Asuka is still hobbling out here? On one good leg, she has a kendo stick to SMACK Dakota! But Iyo WRECKS Asuka with the ladder! Then Kai & Sky SLAM the ladder on Asuka! They keep it on top of her, and then bring it around to open it up. Bayley drags Alexa over to put her inside the ladder!
Bayley tried doing this to Shotzi on Friday, Kai & Sky DOUBLE BOOT the ladder to crush Alexa!! Fans boo as Bayley tells Asuka to stay out of her business. Kai & Sky stand the ladder up for her, and Bayley soaks up the heat as she says DMG CTRL are going to take over! Bayley drags Bianca up, stands her in the corner, and Dakota runs Around the World to BOOT Bianca down! Bayley drags Bianca back up by her ponytail and then hooks her up, ROSE PLANT! Bayley drags Alexa up, ROSE PLANT! Kai & Sky stand the ladder over Bianca and Bayley brings the Raw Women’s Championship belt up with her to the top.
Fans boo as DMG CTRL stands over their enemies, but will they be on top of the WWE after this Saturday? Or can Bianca prove she’s the toughEST and bounce back from this beating to beat Bayley back?
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (10/3/22)
Philly gets Elevated!
The Peacock and his Boys defends their gold!
AEW Dark: Elevation features the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions! But will Dalton Castle & The Tate Twins still reign in Philadelphia?
- Skye Blue VS Trish Adora; wins.
- Lance Archer VS Cheeseburger; wins.
- Abadon VS Abby Jane; wins.
- ROH Six Man Tag Team Championships: Dalton Castle & The Boys VS Primal Fear; win(s) and
- Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Gia Scott & Leon St. Giovanni; win.
- Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Tracy Williams; wins.
- The Lucha Brothers w/Alex Abrahantes VS Tony Deppen & Dante Martin; win.
- 8 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; win(s).
A really good line-up here, with the big attraction being Dalton & The Boys taking on Adrien Soriano, Matthew Omen, & Gabriel Hodder, aka Primal Fear. That’ll be a solid match that I will cover, but I don’t see the champions losing the titles. Good to see Cheeseburger but he’s gonna get eaten alive by Archer. And I like that we’re getting a full faction showdown of Best Friends VS The Factory. That’ll be a big win for Best Friends and they’ll have momentum going after Death Triangle for that feud.
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