Will Carmelo Hayes miss The Way?
Halloween Havoc 2 brought a lot of change to the NXT landscape, but there are some leftovers! Will Melo & Trick get even with Gargano & Lumis for the haunted open house?
- Dakota Kai VS Cora Jade; Kai wins.
- Robert Stone VS Xyon Quinn; Quinn wins.
- Von Wagner & Kyle O’Reilly VS Legado del Fantasma; Legado wins.
- Andre Chase VS Bron Breakker; Breakker wins.
- Solo Sikoa VS Jeet Rama; Sikoa wins.
- Boa VS Grayson Waller; Boa wins.
- Duke’s Poker Room: Duke Hudson VS Cameron Grimes; Grimes wins.
- Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams VS Johnny Gargano & Dexter Lumis; Hayes & Williams win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Mandy Rose heads to the ring!
The NEW NXT Women’s Champion has even more swagger in her step as she struts her way out. She holds the belt high and has plenty of fans cheering her on. Mandy gets a mic as she shoulders the belt, and she says, “Damn it feels good! I told you all that I was on a whole ‘nother level.” Fans duel, “You Deserve It!” “No You Don’t!” Mandy knows she deserves it, she doesn’t need anyone’s approval. She told us week after week after week that she’d become champion. And because she’s a woman of her word, she did. She defeated the unbeatable, the unstoppable Raquel Gonzalez to become the NEW NXT Women’s Champion. Most importantly, she’s still the baddest bitch in the whole gaddamn company!
But she has got to say, this title looks so good on her! Better than anyone who has ever worn it before! And you all know it! With this title around her waist, “you guys are following every move I make, and that goes for all of Toxic Attraction, because we had a hell of a Halloween Havoc!” And she knows everyone is watching and having two thoughts. One: Damn Mandy is hot. And two: Where are her friends? Where are they? Video kicks in of Gigi and Jacy beating up Zoey Stark! They went right after her already beat up leg! Referees rush in and get Toxic Attraction to back off and Mandy pretends to be upset.
But Toxic Attraction runs NXT! There ain’t a woman, team or faction that can stop them! But if anyone thinks different- Io Shirai interrupts! “I saw what your girls did! I don’t like Zoey, but I like you even less. So, I want the leader of Toxic Attraction!” Shirai wants Mandy right here, right now! Mandy says to hold on now. Shirai is forgetting that everyone used to be scared of her, but this is Mandy’s world now! If Shirai wants to go, then okay! SUCKER PUNCH! Mandy fires off and CLUBS Shirai down, then throws her out of the ring! Mandy goes out to bump Shirai off the announce desk! “I ain’t scared of you, Io!” Mandy then POSTS Shirai!
Mandy RAMS Shirai into the apron, and then puts her in the ring. Mandy gets in, picks up the mic again and says, “Aw, Io, honey. This ain’t the old NXT, honey. This is NXT 2.0, and you will never look like me!” Shirai trips Mandy up and fires off hands! Fans are fired up but Mandy shoves Shirai away. Shirai comes back, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Mandy ends up in a corner, in comes SHINKANSEN! Mandy is in the drop zone, Shirai steps on her and goes up, but Toxic Attraction get in! They throw Shirai down and mug her like they did Zoey Stark! Shirai fights them off, throwing Gig out and then getting around to drag Jacy down with a sleeper!
Mandy saves Jacy, Gigi returns and they stomp away! But here comes Kayden Cater! FLYING CLOTHESLINE for Gigi! Kacy Catanzaro gets in to brawl with Jacy! Shirai SHOTGUNS Jacy out, Kacy DECKS Mandy! KC Squared stands with the Evil Genius, will Toxic Attraction find they don’t scare anyone?
Toxic Attraction regroups backstage.
But they run across Dakota Kai. Dakota tells Mandy she didn’t do it to help Mandy. She did it to end Raquel. The twisted Cobra Kai goes to the ring now, she’s back in action!
Duke’s Poker Room is stacked tonight.
That smug smirk is Duke’s poker face, and one player folds before storming off. Easy money. But here comes Cameron Grimes! He takes a seat and is excited to be here. Speaking of easy money. The buy in is $500. No problem for the Cash Money Caveman. Well Grimes might as well save us time and give Duke all his money now. That’ll save Grimes the embarrassment, and save everyone else the embarrassment of watching him strike out with the ladies. Oooh~! Grimes laughs that off and admits he gets flustered when ladies are around. But he isn’t here for love, he’s here to gamble! What’s the game? 21? Grimes has 22, hit ‘im!
No, Grimes, this is Texas Hold ‘Em. Grimes insists, hit him. Deal it! Alright. Duke deals the cards, Grimes laughs it up, and we’ll see how this goes a little later.
Dakota Kai VS Cora Jade!
Halloween Havoc saw Dakota Kai make sure Raquel Gonzalez was no longer NXT Women’s Champion. But if Dakota’s buried her past, does that mean she’s finally moving on? Or will #GenerationJade keep her winning streak going to 3-0?
The bell rings and Kai CLOBBERS Jade right away! Kai rains down hands, puts Jade in a corner but Jade hits back. Kai shoves Jade out of the ring, Jade gets back in but into a BOOT! Kai throws hands, snapmares Jade and wraps on a chinlock to then make it a half straitjacket! Jade endures, fans rally, and Jade fights up. Jade powers out and rallies with clotheslines! Jade ducks and dodges to RANA Kai to ropes! Kai flounders up but into a SHINING WIZARD in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO! Jade Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Jade keeps on Kai with a facelock then underhooks, but Kai drops to Alabama lift and NORTHERN LIGHTS!
Both women stir as fans rally up. Kai drags Jade up and glares as she fireman’s carries. GO TO- SUNSET FLIP! ONE, Jade hurries but Kai SCORPION KICKS! Jade staggers to a corner, Kai goes Around the World and BOOTS her down! Cover, Kai wins!
Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall
But Kai ain’t done with Jade! She drags her right out of the ring and throws her down! Jade flounders, Kai drags her by her hair! Kai gets Jade to the ramp and dribbles her off the floor! Fans boo but Kai brings out a TABLE! Kai puts the table on Jade, goes to the apron, but then thinks better of it. Kai looks at Jade trapped underneath, and gets Jade’s skateboard. Kai puts the board on Jade and leaves. Will Jade count herself fortunate to be spared Dakota’s darkness?
Robert Stone calls out Xyon Quinn.
He didn’t appreciate the choke slam through the table at the Halloween party and is challenging Quinn 1v1, mano a mano, and wants to see if Quinn has the guts to face Suit Man Stone. Will this go as poorly as Stone’s Elvis costume?
MSK are bummed out.
Nash Carter can’t believe they lost the NXT Tag Team Championships after 202 days. Now he feels like he’s lacking down low. Wes Lee knows what he means. But maybe they need to feel the lowest of the lows to get to the highest of the highs. But is this going to work out? They’re paying a lot for just advice. Well Carter heard this guy helped millions and millions, and is the one who came up with the legend of MSK. Wait, the man behind the curtain? Tell Lee the story! Okay okay! So it all started when they were just little kids. And a bus gets in the way. After it passes, the story is over. Lee loves this guy even more! He deserves all the money! Oh shoot, that was their bus…
Well, maybe they can just walk there. They’ve got the supplies. Carter gives Lee a piggyback ride, but will we learn who this guru of MSK is?
Xyon Quinn goes to the ring!
The gentleman fighter has a nice suit himself, but Stone has the music cut. He called Quinn out for embarrassing him last week. But Stone gets it. Quinn is jealous! Everybody’s jealous of Robert Stone and his purple romp-him! It’s because Stone can do anything. First, he’ll out sing Quinn, then he’ll stomp him, while he’s in the rompa, and then pin Quinn one, two, three! “Franky, this one is for you! Hit the music.” Stone sings along with Franky’s theme song, Bougie Bad, and it is very bad. Stone feels he did awesome but the fans say, “You Suck! You Suck!” But Stone is delusional and thinks the fans love him.
He isn’t sure what’s so funny. Does Quinn think he can do a better job? Quinn snatches the mic, and he’ll be honest, that was… interesting. But Quinn is only here to kick Stone’s ass. Fans chant for Quinn to “Kick his ass!” Stone says Quinn is a chicken, but Quinn figures what the hell. Put something on. It’s HBK’s theme song! Stone tries to make it a fight but Quinn makes it a dance! Stone SLAPS Quinn and now the fun is over. Ring the bell!
Robert Stone VS Xyon Quinn!
The bell rings, Quinn drags Stone back into the ring and gives him a HUGE back suplex! It was almost a toss out of the ring! Quinn takes off his suit to TOSS Stone again, and then uppercut him hard in the corner! Fans are fired up as Quinn fireman’s carries for a SWINGING SLAM! And then, suplex to a JACKHAMMER! Cover, Quinn wins!
Winner: Xyon Quinn, by pinfall
Just as the song says, Quinn ain’t no boy toy, he’s a manly badass! Will Quinn continue to win?
Joe Gacy speaks.
“The world should be a happy place. But in reality, it’s nothing but a cesspool filled with closed minded individuals. We’re in a world where the goal is to drag people down and hope they fail. Take social media. Designed for people to share ideas, and now it’s full of nothing but negative energy. People make instant judgment based on appearance. That is not inclusion. I hear they call a man a monster. Why? Because he’s tall? Because he has tattoos? Because he has a shaved head? You alienate the man without giving him a chance. Well, that stops now.” Gacy promises Harland that they will change the world together.
Legado Del Fantasma come across Xyon Quinn.
Elektra Lopez didn’t know he had that side to him. He has many sides. Well that is something she could work with. Quinn moves on, and Legado heads to the ring. Will Legado take care of business before getting to pleasure?
Von Wagner & Kyle O’Reilly VS Legado del Fantasma!
NXT returns as both teams are already in the ring. Joaquin Wilde starts with Kyle and they tie right up. They go around, Wilde waistlocks then wrings Kyle out. Kyle bridges but Wilde headlocks. Kyle makes it a cover, ONE! Fans rally and duel as Kyle headscissors. Wilde kips free but Kyle trips him up and floats around to get a headlock. Wilde fights up but Kyle grinds the headlock. Tag to Raul Mendoza but Kyle headlocks him. Mendoza powers out, Kyle runs him over and things keep moving. Mendoza hurdles, sunset flips but Kyle stays up to get the ARMBAR! Mendoza clasps hands, scrambles around and gets the ropebreak!
Kyle lets Mendoza go to kick him around. Tag to Wagner and he waistlocks to SLAM Mendoza. Wagner h0lds on, SLAMS Mendoza again, but Mendoza elbows out and CHOPS! Wagner reverses the whip but Menozda slips out to elbow and springboard. Wagner gets under, scoops for a BACKBREAKER then a FALL AWAY SLAM! Tag to Kyle, he hangs Mendoza out and Wagner LEAP FROGS! Kyle hammerlocks and drags Mendoza down to knee the arm and elbow the ribs! Kyle floats around to do the same to the other. Kyle runs to knee Mendoza low, then he clamps on a chinlock. Mendoza endures, even as Kyle traps an arm.
Kyle wrenches, hammerlocks, and knees Mendoza to the corner. Tag to Wagner, he and Kyle mug Mendoza with KICKS and HEADBUTTS! Wagner drags Mendoza up, scoops, Mendoza slips out to dropkick! Wagner bumps into Kyle. Mendoza CLUBS Wagner and tags Wilde. Legado double whip but Wagner DOUBLE SHOULDERS! Wagner throws haymakers and elbows but Wilde kicks low. He and Mendoza regroup but Wagner DOUBLE SUPLEXES Legado! Fans fire up as NXT goes picture in picture.
Wagner stalks Wilde, drags him up and CLUBS him down. Wagner drags Wilde over, tags in Kyle, and they mug Wilde. Kyle headbutts Wilde down, drags him up and KICKS him off his feet! Kyle ties up the legs, and puts Wilde in a grounded cobra twist! Wilde endures, fans rally and duel, Kyle makes it a cradle! TWO, but Kyle CLUBS Wilde to the ropes. Tag to Wagner and they double whip Wilde to double elbow him down! Wagner drags Wilde up and gut wrench suplexes! Wilde flounders to the apron, Wagner storms over but Wilde HOTSHOTS him away! Wilde gets up and dumps Wagner out! Wilde then bumps him off the apron before putting Wagner back in.
Wilde tags Mendoza, and Mendoza throws forearms. Snapmare and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Mendoza rains down forearms, tag to Wilde, and they double whip to a DOUBLE SPINEBUSTER, and then the split the wishbone! DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Wilde is frustrated but he wraps on a chinlock. Wagner endures, fights but Wilde throws him down to stomp him! Wilde wraps the chinlock back on and squeezes tight. Wagner endures, even as Wilde thrashes him. Wagner fights up, throws elbows but Wilde wrangles him back down. Wilde leans on the hold but Wagner still endures as NXT returns to single picture.
Wagner fights up, fans rally and duel, and Wilde becomes a backpack! Wagner throws Wilde off, but Wilde gets a foot! Wagner kicks at Wilde, gets free, hot tags to Mendoza and Kyle! Kyle dodges Mendoza to BOOT Wilde, then kitchen sink knees Mendoza! Kyle clinches and fires off knees, KICKS and haymakers! Chest kick and leg sweep! Mendoza gets to ropes, Kyle KICKS the legs out! Mendoza clutches his leg, the ref checks and Kyle runs, but Elektra is in his way! Kyle tells her to get down but she just smirks. Mendoza KNEES Kyle down from behind! Mendoza pumps up and runs in, clothesline and tag! Wilde rolls, runs and clotheslines to tag!
Mendoza clotheslines and tags! Wilde clotheslines and tags! The cycle continues until Mendoza GAMANGIRIS! Tag to Wilde, snap suplex for Kyle and then Mendoza dropkicks Wagner! Kyle gets up but Wilde SWANTONS him down! Cover, TWO!! Tag back to Mendoza, Legado has Kyle in a corner and double whips. Wilde runs in but into a BOOT! Mendoza runs in but is dumped out! Wilde gets Kyle’s foot but Kyle kicks him away! Hot tag to Wagner! Wagner rallies on Legado! He whips Wilde to KNEE him down! Then BIG Complete Shot! Cover, TWO! Wilde survives and Elektra looks worried. Wagner waits for Wilde to get up, Olympic- No, arm-drag from Wilde!
Wilde runs, Wagner pops him up to uppercut, then OLYMPIC SLAM! Tag to Kyle, PENALTY KICK! Cover, Mendoza breaks it! Mendoza whips but Kyle throws Mendoza out! Tag back to Wagner, he and Kyle coordinate, but Mendoza BOOTS Kyle! Wilde rolls Wagner up with tights! Legado wins!
Winners: Legado Del Fantasma, by pinfall
Wagner and Kyle were just getting going and Legado snuffs the fire out quick! Will Legado gets back towards the tag titles with this? Can Kyle and Wagner keep it together and try again?
Backstage interview with Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams.
McKenzie is corrected, Melo is the A Champion of NXT, and Melo says tonight’s back to business. No playing around, Melo & Trick are back in their court. They don’t miss. No more Scooby-Doo ghost chase! Andre Chase walks in and says Melo IS the A Champion. Whoa, he’s still alive? Chase wishes them luck, not that they need it. But since they had his back at the haunted house, he’ll have their back in tonight’s main event. Whoa, this is crazy! Melo & Trick head out, but McKenzie asks Chase his thoughts on the social media chatter. Chase looked like a coward- What?! Someone’s getting a Andre Chase University sized ass-kicking for that one!
NXT checks back in with Duke’s Poker Room.
Not even Duke can figure out how Grimes is still in the game. He’s got the biggest beginner’s luck ever! This is Duke’s poker room, and Grimes isn’t even paying attention. Grimes, c’mon! Yeah, he hears ya. Then let’s play. Alright, alright. Grimes calls. Pair o’ Jacks from the gentleman on Duke’s right. Triple sevens for the man on Duke’s left. “Man, fellas, I think y’all might got me beat. I just got diamonds.” Grimes has a Flush!? Whoa, a flush? That’s good? The other two guys leave and Hudson criticizes the one guy for going all in on just Jacks. Ain’t no jacks beat Grimes> Alright, enough beginner’s luck. Let’s play.
Another hand for just Duke and Grimes, one of the ladies loses it all and Duke wishes her luck next time. Grimes comes away with more and more, but then his lady friend loses to Duke’s Royal Flush. Duke says it’ll be alright, Grimes will join her soon enough. Grimes won’t let Duke talk to her like that. She did great. This is Duke’s Poker Room, and Duke will talk to people however he likes. And Grimes has no shot with her, anyway. Same as he has no shot at beating Duke. We’ll see about that. NXT will come back later to see how this all unfolds.
Andre Chase goes to the ring!
And he actually has a student section cheering him on! Chase gets a mic to say… Well, it doesn’t turn on, so he throws it at the ring crew. He gets a mic that does work, and he says he isn’t usually the kind to respond to baseless rumors. But he just got told that after last week in Lumis’ haunted house, people online are calling him a coward?! A coward?! A coward. Normally, he would be furious with anyone who called him that, but then he understands that what we have right now is a TEACHABLE MOMENT! Tonight, you’ll learn that Chase fears NOTHING. As his student sessions will attest, the only thing to fear around here is Andre Chase!
So if there’s anyone in the back that wants a PhD in getting their asses kicked, come on to the ring and get your degree! But the lights start to dim, and here comes BRON BREAKKER! Will Bron school Chase here in a minute?
Andre Chase VS Bron Breakker!
The bell rings, Chase tags a swing but Bron blocks it easily! Bron keeps the arm caught, reels Chase in and hits an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Then Bron clotheslines Chase up and out of the ring! Chase scrambles as Bron goes chasing him down! Chase swings again, misses and Bron CLOBBERS Chase in return! Fans fire up, Bron brings Chase up and into the ring. Chase wants a timeout or at least some mercy, but then he suckers Bron into elbows and CHOPS! Chase throws hands, kicks, and CLUBS Bron to a corner. Chase cravats, neck wrenches, throws short shoulders and knees, then whips. Bron reverses and runs to FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE!
Bron clotheslines and Belly2Belly suplexes again! Fans fire up and bark as the straps come down. Bron grabs Chase and trophy lifts him for the POWERSLAM! Cover, Bron wins!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall
Chase just learned that not all men are created equal, and that he didn’t have a 50-50 chance o’ winnin’ here! Bron gets a mic to say, “Last week at Halloween Havoc, I had the biggest match of my life, and I failed. Tommaso Ciampa set trap after trap, and I fell for each and every one of them.” Ciampa took advantage of Bron’s inexperience, so it is only fair that Bron says Ciampa is the man in NXT. BUT! There’s nothing that pisses Bron off more than losing. So Ciampa, if you think this is done, you’re wrong! Bron will get another shot and he will win, or die trying! Will the teachable moment here be that Bron never gives up?
Backstage interview with Imperium.
McKenzie congratulates Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner on their win last week, and they have attracted media attention all over Europe. It’s been over a year, how does it feel to hold gold again? Barthel responds in German saying, “You’re welcome, NXT Universe. After our outstanding performance over many years and nothing but pathetic performances of MSK, we are two-time NXT Tag Team Champions.” Aichner adds in Italian, “No one can keep up with us. We are built different and we don’t compromise with American ideals.” Speaking of new tag team champions, Gigi & Jacy walk in to congratulate Imperium. They definitely look the part.
And so do they! They found out they have a Six Woman Tag next week. Maybe Imperium should watch them? Yes, they definitely will. Barthel mutters to Aichner, “The mat is sacred, but America has its benefits.” Aichner nods as they watch Toxic Attraction leave. Will both new tag team champions reign parallel to each other as NXT 2.0 continues on?
Lash Legend hypes up tonight’s Lashing Out.
Tonight’s guest is Tony D’Angelo! Don’t move a muscle, because that’s up next, after the break.
NXT presents a new Lashing Out.
Lash welcomes us back, and says November is here. But let’s put things in reverse to talk about how legendary Halloween Havoc was. That means getting into the costumes! Von Wagner as Brad Pitt? Really? But for every Wagner, there is an Ikemen Jiro, he is our hero~! Then don’t even get her started on Grayson Waller. There’s only one host in NXT, and we know who that is: this girl~! But this week, there’s a very special guest. Please welcome… Tony D’Angelo. The audience boos as Tony walks in but he doesn’t mind. He asks, “How you doin’?” Uh, no. He approached her producer, Mark, about being on the show and Mark tells him no. Then Mark disappears!
What, is Tony a magician? Mark was busy telling Tony why he couldn’t be on the show. Well Tony’s in for a surprise, because Mark is back in studio! Oh~! Give a big round of applause for Mark! Mark has his arm in a sling as he takes a seat. Tony says Mark is so cute being nervous on TV. Maybe Mark should say hi to his lovely wife, Laurie. Go ahead, Mark, say hi. Hi… Mark’s got it made! Big beautiful house with the tire swing in the front. His sons, Georgie and Baker, must be so proud! Say hi to your kids, Mark! Say. Hi. H-Hi, boys… See? Now tell Lash everything’s alright. It’s fine, nothing happened. Good. Now take a walk. Mark leaves and Tony says he loves that guy.
But Tony’s goals from the beginning are still the same. One: make as much money as he possibly can, and that’s in the process. Sometimes he feels like smacking guys around, like that shmuck Lumis, or that fugazzi, Gargano. Don’t even get Tony started on “the baddest man in NXT,” Pete Dunne. Or one better, the champion, Ciampa. Tony’s cousin, Adriana, is tougher than him. Oooh, shade! Tony wants to wrap this up, he’s gotta go call Vito. Oh no, you don’t tell Lash how to run her show. Honey, get yourself something nice, okay? Tony slips her a pretty good amount of money then heads out. Lash lets it slide, she’s gotta get her lashes done. See you next time!
Medical update on Zoey Stark.
She has been taken to the hospital for a full check-up on that leg, and there will be updates on WWE’s official social media outlets.
Solo Sikoa VS Jeet Rama!
Solo is the Street Champion of the Island, but this is his first match here on NXT. Will Solo still be champion of the streets when he walks down #JeetStreet?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Solo knees low, throws more knees then big forearms and even headbutts! Solo boots Jeet to a corner then UPPERCUTS him down! Solo drags Jeet up, fans rally and duel and Jeet throws hands in return! Jeet whips, Solo reverses and runs in to back elbow! Jeet sits down, Solo runs corner to corner to HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up with Solo, and he BUZZSAWS Jeet down! Jeet is dazed, Solo goes to the corner. Solo climbs up, and FLYING SPLASHES! Cover, Solo wins!
Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall
Solo doesn’t even care to have his hand raised, he knows what he just did. Will Solo soon make himself a champion in NXT?
Boa talks with Mei Ying.
“It’s time!” Boa heads out, Mei Ying stays on her throne. Will Boa defend the honor of Tian Sha on his own?
LA Knight joins commentary!
The Million Dollar Megastar says Boa’s taking on the “waste of space” Grayson Waller up next, yeah!
Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen are out grilling.
Briggs takes a swig o’ beer, then says, “Look, lot of people are asking me about my story.” Brooks says, “So here it is.” Brooks grew up in Alabama, loves sports, and Briggs says sports were his outlet. Wasn’t always the best, but he was always the meanest. Brooks says the same, cuz that’s how his dad taught him. His dad taught him how to cook a steak, took. He leaves the steak on the grill so long, Briggs says it comes out medium rare. The only way a man should eat steak. Speaking of, the day Briggs became a man, he got in a fight with a guy during a game, and he took his helmet off to beat that other guy down with it. He put that guy in the hospital.
Brooks says sometimes he beats ’em down so bad, he drove them to the hospital himself. He showed them what a real man looks like. Brooks is playing cornhole while Briggs is playing horseshoes. Dad didn’t care he got kicked off the team, just didn’t want him tarnishing the family name. That’s the only thing that brings Brooks happiness. That and kicking the sh*t out of somebody. So whether it’s at the county fair, on the football field or in the ring, they may not always win, but you will second guess getting in the ring with them.
Boa VS Grayson Waller!
NXT returns to the ring and Boa makes his entrance. Then baller Waller makes his entrance and Knight talks himself up on commentary. The bell rings and Boa rushes in! Waller dodges the boot, throws some testing jabs but Boa gives back some kicks. Boa KICKS a leg out, Waller ducks the buzzsaw and rolls Boa up, TWO! Boa rushes in but Waller backslides, TWO! They stand up, Waller snapmares and ghost pins, TWO! Waller shows off doing knee steps, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to hit back! Waller shimmies and shakes, whips but Boa reverses. Boa runs in but Waller elbows him away! Waller kicks, Boa blocks and powers Waller back!
Boa puts Waller in the ropes, KICKS him then STOMPS him down! Boa drags Waller up, snapmares and KICKS him, then brings him up. Waller throws hands, Boa throws body shots. Boa drags Waller down and gets a half straitjacket, then the full straitjacket! Waller endures as Boa jams his knee into his back. Waller fights up, arm-drags out and avoids the ax kick! Waller elbows Boa, but Boa clinches again. Waller breaks free to ROCK Boa with a right, then clothesline and LEG LARIAT! Cravat and some knees, then Waller gets around to spin and DECK Boa! Fans rally up, Knight says he’s gonna take a walk. Waller’s on the ropes but Knight distracts him!
Boa trips Waller off the ropes! ROUNDHOUSE!! Cover, Boa wins!
Winner: Boa, by pinfall
Knight shrugs and says, “Shucks,” to mock Waller. Will Knight continue to ruin the good times for Waller?
NXT goes back to Duke’s Poker Room.
Duke says he has Grimes right where he wants him. Grimes should just save himself the humiliation and fold. Grimes calls, and it’s all clubs with a 2, 4 and King. Grimes checks, Duke is pretty sure Grimes missed. $500. Oh, Duke’s looking to win big. Call. Uh oh, a 10 of Hearts. Check. $1000. Oh… Man! What’re we here to do? Gamble! So call! Let’s see it! Another King! Check… Duke says Grimes missed everything. Typical Grimes. Coming up short in life, love and in the ring. And now, on the felt. ALL IN. Grimes grins and calls. The biggest pot in Duke’s Poker Room yet! Grimes reveals he has a FULL HOUSE! Did Grimes just win? YEP!
What? Duke had Aces and Grimes called on two more twos?! Two the moon~! HAHA! Drinks on Grimes! Duke is pissed that he just got played! Will he try to get the upper hand back, in the ring?
Kay Lee Ray speaks.
“The landscape of NXT is always changing. New superstars, new alliances, new champions. But what about Kay Lee Ray? I didn’t come here just to make up the numbers. I’ve already told you that everybody is going to pay. And next week, I start to rage!” Will the Scary Queen of Scots finally make her mark on NXT in the Fall?
Boa returns to Mei Ying.
But she’s gone?! He kneels by the chair, and now HE is the Dragon Emperor! What does this mean for Tian Sha in NXT?
Tommaso Ciampa heads to the ring!
The Psycho Killer is STILL NXT Champion, and still clutching Goldie close to his black heart. Ciampa gets the mic to say, “Halloween Havoc was a changing of the guard here in NXT.” He loves the fans, but there was a shift in NXT. Imperium are the new NXT Tag Team Champions, Mandy Rose is the new NXT Women’s Champion and Toxic Attraction are the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. Bron Breakker was supposed to be new NXT Campion, but only problem is, nobody told Ciampa! Now while Bron earned respect last week, there was one thing for sure: “Tommaso Ciampa is the GOD of NXT!”
And with the title comes great responsibility, and a target on Ciampa’s back. “Hell, with that said, this is usually the time…” And out comes Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams! Trick wants Ciampa to calm down, and Melo tells Ciampa, “I really hate to be that guy, but let’s keep it real, I am that guy.” Talk that talk! Melo feels like he’s the one that needs to come out here and put Ciampa in check. Ciampa, if you look around, it isn’t about you anymore. There’s a new school on the rise, and Melo is the leader of it. So Melo will tell Tommaso something, and take this with the most disrespect: As long as Melo is here with this title, Ciampa takes a backseat to him.
Because he IS the A Champion of NXT, and that’s all it is, and that’s all it’s gonna be. Trick backs Melo up but Ciampa has the fans singing, “Ciampa’s gonna kill~ you~!” Hard to hear Melo over all that. And Ciampa will say this: Melo almost had him, but then he took the glasses off and Ciampa looked into his eyes and thought, “Damn. He don’t believe a word he’s saying, does he?” But if Melo wants to prove himself, if he’s feeling froggy, then jump. Trick says Ciampa’s tripping. Last time they checked, Melo & Trick are the main event! The people are here to see them! But then Ciampa DECKS Trick! Melo isn’t sure what to do but Ciampa says HIS title is the one that matters!
Fans are fired up as the two top champions in NXT stare down, but Melo and Trick stay back. Ciampa heads out, but Gargano makes his way in. Ciampa and Gargano meet again after a long, long time, and the tension is palpable. Will Melo and Trick be able to refocus on Johnny Wrestling and his sinister son in law?
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams VS Johnny Gargano & Dexter Lumis!
NXT returns and Lumis makes his entrance now. He and Gargano high-five on the ramp, and then the teams sort out. Gargano wants Lumis to rock-paper-scissors with him, but Lumis just gives a thumbs up. Lumis starts with Trick and the fans chant, “Whoop That Trick!” Trick fires himself up but Lumis isn’t even fazed by the posturing and puffing up of his chest. Tag to Melo, Melo does a rope-a-dope, but then he backs off to tag Trick. But Lumis slithers up to him and scares Melo to an open corner! Trick gets in to fire off hands and whip Lumis to ropes. Lumis reverses, Trick ducks and dodges, only for Lumis to THESZ PRESS for fast hands!
Lumis lets off to drag Trick up and wrench. Tag to Gargano, he hops up and drops ax handles on the arm. Gargano wrenches, tags Lumis, and Lumis goes up to drop, and then uppercut Trick! Lumis drags Trick up, wrenches and wristlocks but Trick throws body shots! Tag to Melo, he says he’s got this, but then Lumis blocks the boot! Lumis brings Melo over just like that and tags in Gargano. Melo gets free but Gargano dares him to bring it. Melo shoves, Gargano shoves back. Melo headlocks but Gargano rolls him away to sweep the legs. Melo avoids the cover, Oklahoma Roll but Gargano rolls through to schoolboy. Melo dodges the kick, goes Eddy Gordo but Gargano blocks.
Melo is in a corner, he puts Gargano outside but Gargano slingshot SPEARS Melo down! Fans fire up for Johnny Wrestling and he brings Melo up to CHOP him against the ropes! Gargano tags Lumis, they double whip and double hip toss to TOSS Melo. Trick is there to help Melo, but they run into DOUBL EHIP TOSSES! And double dropkicks! Gargano slithers around with Lumis while Melo wants a breather. Melo and Trick regroup but get spooked by the double slithering! Gargano and Lumis give thumbs up as NXT goes picture in picture.
Lumis goes out and stalks Melo and Trick as they go around the way. Gargnao kicks Trick, Lumis CLUBS Melo and puts him in the ring. Lumis CLUBS Melo again, then brings him around to scoop and SLAM! Then he drops running ax handles! Cover, TWO! Lumis brings Melo up, tags Gargano, and he feeds Melo to Gargano’s boots. Gargano stalks Melo now, brings him up, and whips Melo to ropes. Melo reverss, RTrick gets a cheap shot in! Gargano swipes at Trick, Meloa springboard LARIATS Gargano down! Tag to Trick and he gets to stomp Gargano while talking some smack. Trick gets Gargano up, tags Melo, and they mug Gargano.
Melo throws hands, tags Trick back in, they mug Gargano more, but Gargano kicks back from below. Trick stomps, Gargano kicks, repeat. Trick brings Gargano up and CLUBS him back down. Trick talks trash to the Gargano fans and CLUBS Gargano again. Trick brings Gargano up, tags Melo back in, and they mug Gargano more. Melo throws forearms, tags Trick back in, and NXT returns to single picture as they double whip Gargano to the open corner. Melo runs in but is put out! Trick runs in but misses the splash! Trick staggers, hurries after Gargano and gets a foot! Gargano hops up to ENZIGURI! But Melo trips Lumis!
Fans boo but Trick throws a body shot then an uppercut on Gargano, then hits a LEAPING LARIAT! Tag to Melo, he and Trick double shoulder tackle Gargano down! Trick gives Melo a boost for the springboard leg drop! Cover, TWO! Melo drags Gargano up to throw forearms, then he gives a thumbs down to Lumis. Melo KICKS Gargano to the corner, tags in Trick, and Trick throws hands and RAMS his shoulder into Gargano. Trick taunts Lumis but Gargano BOOTS him! Gargano elbows Melo, runs but Trick catches him! Gargano sunset flips, ONE, Trick gets legs but Gargano rolls through! Hot tags to Melo and Lumis!
Lumis rallies on Melo with big hands! The uppercut sends Melo to a corner, Lumis clotheslines and BULLDOGS! Trick runs in but is sent right back out! Lumis stalks Melo to back suplex! And kip up to drop the leg! Fans fire up for Lumis and “NXT! NXT!” Lumis gets Melo up to suplex and rebound suplex off the ropes! Cover, TWO! Fans argue, “That was Three! That was Three!” Lumis drags Melo around, back suplex but Melo lands on his feet and falls back to tag Trick! Trick BOOTS Lumis but Gargano tags in. Gargano runs into Trick’s forearms! Gargano ducks the kicks to SUPERKICK! Melo boots but Gargano blocks and sends it into Trick!
Tag to Lumis, and Gargano puts on a glove! Stereo UPPERCUTS! And SUPERKICKS! Trick and Melo are down, Lumis goes up to MACHO ELBOW on Trick! Cover, Melo breaks it! Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” while Gargano is surprised! Melo gets to the corner, tags in, but so does Gargano. Melo and Gargano stare down and “This is Awesome!” Melo and Gargano step to each other and Melo throws the first forearm! Gargano gives it back! Melo CHOPS, Gargano CHOPS back! Melo wavers, Gargano eggs him on, so Melo THROAT CHOPS! But Gargano come back with furious forearms! Melo rebounds and rolls of Gargano’s back!
Melo blocks the superkick, Gargano blocks the knee, but Melo mule kicks and front kicks to BOOT! Gargano rebounds to DISCUS LARIAT! Fans are thunderous again, tag to Lumis! Lumis reels Melo in, SIDE EFFECT! Trick distracts the ref as Lumis puts on THE SILENCE! Gargano DECKS Trick but that distracts the ref! Trick takes off his shoe to SMACK Lumis with it!! But Gargano DIVES to take Trick down! Melo goes up for the FLYING FAMOUSER!! Cover, Melo & Trick win!!
Winners: Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams, by pinfall
Trick proves he can be tricky, and he helps Melo snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! Will the leader of the new school make sure Johnny Wrestling doesn’t get back to the A Title of NXT?
A really good NXT but also really stuffed full again. There was a lot to that opening segment for the NXT Women’s Division and all the titles. First, I’m pretty sure Gigi & Jacy mugging Zoey Stark is to cover for a legit injury that she’s letting heal up. That one landing she took last week was definitely rough so it’s clever to use story to give her time off. Kacy & Kayden getting to move up to go for the tag titles is great, but I feel like Shirai getting a shot at the singles title could be a way to establish Mandy’s reign while being Shirai’s last shot before perhaps moving her to RawDown. At this point, she might end up teaming with Asuka to repeat the momentary success of Kabuki Warriors and give some strength to the RawDown Women’s Tag Division.
Dakota Kai gets an easy win over Cora Jade, but Jade still needs some work. There were some really awkward sells, this is definitely the developmental part of NXT coming back under 2.0 Era. Dakota spares Jade, pushing a bit of moral conflict within her. Kay Lee Ray has another decent promo video, but I really hoped this was the week she’d show up and just go after someone. Hopefully she does that next week. MSK going on a journey to find the man behind their name is interesting, I wonder who they’re getting for that role. Imperium had a good promo in combination with Toxic Attraction, and I’ll admit, funny stuff having even super serious Imperium taking a liking to Toxic Attraction. I bet Walter shows up to keep these guys focused on the mat.
Stone and Quinn had a hilarious segment. I do like Quinn shows his dimension, having both his serious side and his fun loving side. His interaction with Legado Del Fantasma is intriguing. Speaking of Legado, they had a great match with Wagner & Kyle, but of course Legado wins. Kyle and Wagner have a story of trying to make it work as two guys only now even spending time together. Solo Sikoa gets a quick win for his first match, and I almost thought he was just teasing a splash to shout out the Usos and then he wins with a submission or strike attack. Much like Bron, there’s a lot they can do to tease his connection to his family and yet never namedrop them so it’s just a nice little inside joke kinda thing.
Speaking of Bron, I like that they blended his post-Havoc story with Andre Chase’s. I feel like Bron could’ve brought up his family roots here but he chose to just stick to his own character’s determination. We got a decent Lashing Out, and Tony intimidating Mark the entire time was great stuff. The vignette for Briggs & Brooks was great, but really tricky to do in this kind of written form. Briggs & Brooks drawing parallels between themselves does a bit better for their team story than the origins of “We got in a bar fight and now we’re buds.” Give it time, maybe these two can actually be a top team.
Another good blending of stories, with Knight screwing Waller over and Boa getting that win. I’m just a little disappointed that they seem to be phasing Tian Sha out. They had a chance to make that a strong faction, but they waited a little too long, Xia Li got hurt and then got the nod for going to SmackDown. Boa seems to be taking over, maybe he recruits new members, maybe it ends here and Boa is just Tian Sha in all aspects and Karen Q returns as herself. The Duke’s Poker Room thread throughout the night was good, and of course Grimes wins. This definitely will spur on a match in the ring, and who knows how that goes, but we could get a good feud out of this.
Ciampa had a pretty good promo segment with Melo and Trick, and it could turn into a Champion VS Champion feud at some point. I really loved that Ciampa and Gargano encountered each other on the entryway. Great continuity for us fans still watching after the transition, could even be a hook to make newer fans want to go back and watch the 1.0 days on like Peacock or something. The tag main event was great stuff, and I should’ve figured the Heels would win through some sneaky tactics. Gargano can still get his title match with Melo since Lumis took the loss, and I feel like Gargano loses to help bolster Melo’s reign.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/6/22)
Big fights tonight on Dynamite!
The Maniac takes on a monster!
The AEW TNT Championship in a Street Fight, and the Interim World Championship in a battle of badasses, what a way to follow Blood & Guts!
- AEW TNT Championship Street Fight: Scorpio Sky w/ Dan Lambert VS Wardlow; Wardlow wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Swerve in Our Glory VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny; Swerve in Our Glory wins.
- Penta Oscuro w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Rush; Rush wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Gunn Club VS Fuego Del Sol & Ruffin’ It; The Acclaimed & Gunn Club win.
- Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm VS Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir; Thunder & Storm win.
- Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Brody King; Moxley wins and retains the interim title.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW TNT Championship Street Fight: Scorpio Sky w/ American Top Team VS Wardlow!
The Closer is finally 100%, and he’s ready to go all out just to prove he IS the Face of TNT! But will he be able to hold onto “Genie” when there’s nothing holding the Maestro of Mayhem back? Or will Scorpio win this war?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who Mr. Brodie Lee smiles down upon in a battle for this title.
Scorpio and Wardlow circle, Scorpio fires off testing punches and kicks, but Wardlow TOSSES him to a corner! Wardlow rushes in but Scorpio dodges to fire off body shots. Wardlow choke grips Scorpio and backs him down, but Scorpio fights free. Scorpio fires off knees and a KICK, then runs, only to get run over! Fans fire up with Wardlow as he stalks Scorpio. Wardlow whips Scorpio but Scorpio reverses, only for Wardlow to block and reverse! But Scorpio LOW BLOWS right on the rebound! No disqualifications but that’s just dirty! Scorpio runs, but into a clinch! And OVERHEAD Belly2Belly!
Wardlow seethes and he storms up and Scorpio to TOSS him across the way! Wardlow storms up on Scorpio in the corner to then TOSS him back the other way! Wardlow soaks up the cheers from the fans but Scorpio bails out. Wardlow takes a moment to catch his breath after Scorpio’s low blow, and then Wardlow goes out to fetch Scorpio. Dan Lambert suddenly grows a pair and smacks Wardlow on the back. Wardlow scowls at Lambert but Lambert shrinks behind his wall of MMA fighters. Wardlow dares one of them to bring it, but then Scorpio RAMS Wardlow into the steel steps! Wardlow tumbles over, then American Top Team swarms him!
The trained fighters all stomp Wardlow like goons but Scorpio has them clear out. Scorpio says he’s got this, and he stalks Wardlow back into the ring as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Wardlow gets up in a corner but Scorpio KICKS him in the leg. Wardlow shoves Scorpio away and goes to another corner but Scorpio rams into him. Wardlow clubs Scorpio but Scorpio knees low, snapmares Wardlow down and clamps on a chinlock. Wardlow endures the grind and fans rally up. Scorpio leans all his weight but Wardlow fights up and RAMS Scorpio into a corner! And again! And again! Wardlow backs off to run in, but Scorpio sends him into buckles! Scorpio fires off haymakers until Wardlow sits down, then Scorpio flexes. Ethan Page is fired up for his tag partner, but Wardlow gets up to CLOBBER Scorpio!
Wardlow shakes out the arms as he gets back up and he CLOBBERS Scorpio again. Wardlow is getting mad now, and he CLUBS Scorpio on the back. Wardlow puts Scorpio in a corner, RAMS into him, and then uppercuts! Scorpio sits down and Ethan talks trash but Wardlow gives it back. Wardlow stands Scorpio up to RAM into him again. Scorpio claws Wardlow’s eyes! Scorpio kicks Wardlow’s leg and has him in a corner for more haymakers. Scorpio whips corner to corner but Wardlow reverses. Wardlow runs in but Scorpio dodges, Wardlow hits POST! Dynamite returns to single picture as Scorpio climbs up to rain down fists on Wardlow!
American Top Team coach Scorpio on and he bumps Wardlow off buckles. Fans cuss out Lambert as Scorpio drags Wardlow to the top. Wardlow resists the superplex and shoves Scorpio down! Wardlow adjusts, and SWANTON BOMBS! Fans are thunderous for Wardlow as he looms over Scorpio. Wardlow says it’s time, and he drags Scorpio up and reels him in! Lambert sends his men in, but Wardlow CLOBBERS and BOOTS and DECKS and CLOBBERS and CLOBBERS and TOSSES them all out! Wardlow hauls one up to trophy lift and TOSS onto the pile! Fans fire up but Scorpio has the belt! Wardlow turns around into a BELT SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!
No one can believe Wardlow survives the screw job! Lambert tells Scorpio to keep after him, and Scorpio pretends the straps are down. Scorpio reels Wardlow into a fireman’s carry, but Wardlow slips off and shoves Scorpio into Lambert! Down goes the fat head and now Wardlow hits a SPINEBUSTER on Scorpio! The straps actually come down, and fans are thunderous again! Wardlow drags Scorpio up, reels him in, points to the belt, and hits a POWERBOMB! Wardlow grins and fans are thunderous for just the first verse! The second one is going to be the same, a POWERBOMB! And then a third POWERBOMB!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
The Men of the Year and American Top Team could not withstand the War Dog, the War Machine, the War Hammer, THIS IS WARD~LOW!! The confetti flies and Wardlow holds the belt up high, will the new champion blaze a path of destruction through the roster?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“A lot of people have tried to make a name off of me. A lot of people have lost a lot of money betting against me. And tonight, those people are licking their lips. They’re watching me and waiting for me to be caught off guard, and hope that one day, somebody’s gonna come along and surprise me and put a beating on me that I never recover from. They think tonight, Brody King is gonna surprise me, they think he’s gonna catch me off guard, they think I don’t know exactly what kind of monster I’m dealing with in Brody King. But maybe y’all forgot exactly what kind of monster you’re dealing with in me.
“Ten days ago, I took a man I deeply respect and admire in Hiroshi Tanahashi, and I beat his face in. A few days after that, I was carving dudes’ faces up like hamburger in a steel cage! For fun! Blood & Guts is like golfing on a Sunday for me. And then a few days after that, I signed on the dotted line to defend the AEW World Championship against Brody King. Yeah, I know exactly who Brody King is. Y’all think I didn’t do my homework? I’ve seen him in NJPW, I’ve seen him in ROH, I know his friends, I know his enemies. Only one question left: How big is his heart? Does he have a monster sized heart beating in that chest?
“We’re gonna find out because he’s gonna be swimming in the deep waters with the biggest shark in this game, the AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley. When you step into the ring with anybody from the Blackpool Combat Club, we find your limits and we push them. We find out just how bad you want it! Being made for the BCC, being world champion, it ain’t for everybody. But it’s what I do every day. Step up or get stepped on.” The Maniac gives his ultimatum, how will the House of Black’s hulking beast respond?
Mark Sterling and Tony Nese speak.
Smart Mark asks if the camera is rolling. It is, and it seems Sterling wants us to see them get a very big signature on their petition. Keith Lee is walking up, and Sterling says this is “The People Against Swerve Strickland” to remove Swerve from the roster. Swerve is untrustworthy, he stabs people in the back, just like Keith! Sterling thinks Keith should sign it. Keith says greetings to Mr. Sterling and Mr. Nese. And yes, he has trust issues with Swerve, but they are still a tag team, and they are still winning. Unlike Nese and Sterling. Keith heads out and Nese tries to figure out what Keith meant by that. But will Swerve only prove Sterling right tonight?
Christian Cage & Luchasaurus are here.
Captain Charisma and his brainwashed behemoth are in Rochester, New York, and fans boo because of how they’ve both betrayed Jungle Boy. Christian has a mic to say, “Here we are, on the heels of Blood & Guts, and I am the Cage that everybody is talking about. Now, you ignorant pieces of crap think that you deserve to know the reason why I turned my back, and said and did the things that I did to Jungle Boy and his family, are now demanding answers, wanting to know why Luchasaurus decided to remain aligned with me.” Fans boo but that is technically true, we do want to know why.
But wait! MATT HARDY is here! And he has a mic to tell Christian, “You are unreal. You’re like the Michael Jordan of being an asshole. Every time I don’t think you can top yourself again, you somehow do.” Hardy will be honest, JB was his friend. Hardy got to know JB well these last few months. JB trusted and respected Christian, and Christian screwed him over! No one, let alone JB, deserved what Christian did. Hardy gets up at the ring but Christian wants to get this straight. “You’re going to sit here and pretend you’re suddenly buddy-buddy with Jungle Boy, like you know him the way that I know him? Or the way that Luchasaurus knows him?
“Here’s the thing, Matt. You’re starting to make your brother sound like the sober one.” No one can believe Christian went there! The fans double down on calling Christian an A-Hole. Hardy sees what’s going on here with Luchasaurus now. Hardy and Christian have been at this a long time, and in the last few years, Christian is just using Luchasaurus to make as much money as he can. But Hardy can’t be a hypocrite, he did the same. He took advantage of Private Party, Butcher & Blade, and he used them. But he hates himself for that and regrets that time so badly. And in a twist of fate, his last month has been upside-down, it’s been a mess.
Hardy says maybe he deserves that, it’s karma coming to get him. But right now, Hardy won’t let another be taken advantage of. Not Luchasaurus or anyone else. Christian says no, Hardy is here because of his ego! We all know Matt Hardy is a clout chaser, which is why he can’t stand when his name isn’t in the headlines for more than two seconds. Right? He’ll use everyone around him! His kids, his wife, his father-in-law, his dog Sparky, his Aunt Jenny, a dilapidated boat, a lawnmower, and hell, he’ll even turn a blind eye to his own brother’s issues just to ride his coattails for one last run!
Hardy says Christian is delusional, but Christian says Hardy is here under the guise of caring for Jungle Boy, when the fact is, Hardy realized that Christian is the most influential star in AEW and Hardy needs to be near him. That is embarrassing, Matt, it really is. But what’s even worse, Matt’s screw-up brother isn’t the most embarrassing part of his family, MATT is! Hardy wans to throw down but Luchasaurus steps in his way. And Christian cheap shots Hardy! Hardy chokes Christian but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS Hardy out of the ring! Luchasaurus goes out and RAMS Hardy into the steel steps!
Christian tells Luchasaurus to finish Hardy, but Hardy fires forearms back! Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS Hardy, digs his head into the post, and then BOOTS him against the steel! But this isn’t enough, Christian has Luchasaurus clear the timekeeper’s table! Luchasaurus then choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Hardy through the table!! Christian then sits by Hardy to say, “There you are. Your name is in the headlines. Enjoy your relevance.” Christian leaves with Luchasaurus, will they continue to stoop to new lows in order to rise up the ranks?
AEW has the aftermath of Blood & Guts.
A bloody Matt Menard says that the only reason the others agreed to such as match is because of Chris Jericho. And if the Jericho Appreciation Society got anything out of that night, it’s that they stole the privilege of seeing Eddie Kingston make Jericho tap! Menard was the one who gave up when Claudio Castagnoli had the Sharpshooter on, sparing Jericho from Eddie’s stretch plum. William Regal says that after 39 years in this business, he has never ever witnessed such horror as Blood & Guts. Ortiz says he wants more! More blood, more guts, just MORE! Regal says that is what the Blackpool Combat Club is all about.
Claudio says you can call him The Mailman now, because he always delivers! Menard says if you want big money, you gotta do that “big boy sh*t.” Angelo Parker, as bloody as he ended up, vows that the JAS will not stop until Eddie Kingston is in a grave!! Will there be no end to the war of JAS VS BCC? Speaking of…
Tony Schiavone interviews Claudio and Jake Hager backstage.
Not just that, but it’s the parking lot. Schiavone says this may not be the best place for this, but he is here with two giant men who know each other well. They’ve both signed a waive, No Physicality. Hager says that’s right, no physicality here tonight. The 16 THOUSAND people at Forbidden Door cheered Claudio on, and that may have him thinking he’s tough, but deep down inside, he knows he’s not as tough or as hard as Jake Hager. Claudio knows he’s not a world champion like Hager. Claudio was never world champion in ROH or in WWE, and he won’t be one here in AEW. Hager is an UNDEFEATED MMA pro-fighter, and it is about time he got some respect.
Claudio tells Hager that everyone who says, “I want my respect,” doesn’t deserve respect! Claudio beat Zack Sabre Jr, one of the best technical wrestlers, in his first match here. And then Claudio went on to lead his team to victory against Hager’s team- Oh, sorry, Hager just carries the bags for Jericho, right? But while Hager got his arm wrapped, Claudio got his raised, and it’ll happen again next week when they go 1v1. Hager may be undefeated in MMA, but Claudio is undefeated in AEW, where rankings matter. And next week, Claudio is going to go 3-0! Will the Swiss Cyborg dismantle Rock Hard Hager when they meet man to man once again?
Swerve in Our Glory VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny!
Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland are still trying to smooth things out, but they at least have common enemies to focus on tonight. Will their Limitless House still stand? Or will the mercenaries help stick that knife in Keith’s back for Swerve?
The teams sort out and Blade steps against Keith. Fans rally up for Keith but Blade talks trash as he conducts the singing. “OH~ BASK IN HIS GLORY~!” Blade SLAPS Keith, but Keith HEADBUTTS Blade! Butcher tags in and fans fire up to see him tie up with Keith. They are in a deadlock, break, and go again. Keith powers Butcher to a corner, Butcher goes up the corner, but Keith TOSSES him away! Keith stalks Butcher but Butcher bails out to get a chair! Blade wants Butcher to calm down but Swerve is backing Keith up. Butcher cools off and puts the chair down to get in the ring. Butcher tags Blade and Keith tags Swerve.
Fans rally as Swerve and Blade go around. Blade wants a leg but Swerve counters with a chinbar. “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve headlocks but Blade pries free. Blade headlocks, Swerve powers out and things speed up. Swerve hurdles but not high enough and he basically hip drops onto Blade’s head! Blade drags himself up the ropes, Swerve storms up but Blade throws elbows. Blade runs, but he fakes Swerve out then dodges. Swerve trips Blade to headlock, but Blade pulls hair. the ref reprimands, Blade waistlocks but Swerve tags in Keith! Keith pulls Swerve and Blade into the corner, Swerve switches to O’Conner Roll, and Keith CLOBBERS Blade!
Swerve steps in to basement SHOTGUN Blade, then Keith hauls Blade up. Keith bumps Blade off buckles, tags Swerve back in, and Swerve holds Blade in for the GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Swerve then stalks Blade as he staggers, but Blade JAWBREAKERS back! Blade runs in but Swerve TOSSES him out. Swerve goes out, Blade staggers, but Butcher is lurking. Bunny gets in the way and Swerve hesitates. Butcher CLOBBERS Keith off the apron, then runs at Swerve! Swerve holds the ropes down and Butcher takes a tumble! Swerve aims at Blade but Blade sweeps the legs! Swerve crashes down and Bunny laughs at his pain while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Blade drags Swerve up to turn him for a NECKBREAKER to the floor! Swerve crawls away but Butcher and Blade drag him up. Blade puts Swerve in the ring, drags him over and tags in Butcher. The mercs mug Swerve, Butcher HEADBUTTS him, and then CHOPS Swerve in the corner. Butcher digs his forearms into Swerve at the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and Butcher whips Swerve hard into the corner! Swerve falls and Blade tags in to drag Swerve into ropes. Blade CHOKES Swerve, lets off as the ref counts, but Bunny CHOKES Swerve now! The ref misses that but Keith protests. Bunny frolics while Blade drags Swerve up.
Butcher tags in and the mercs hit a LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Butcher sits Swerve up to KNEE him in the back again and again! Butcher CLUBS Swerve, Swerve kicks and CHOPS back. Butcher CHOPS Swerve, Swerve kicks back but Butcher throws haymakers and CHOPS! Tag to Blade and they mug Swerve in the corner. Blade digs his boots in but the ref counts. Bunny mocks Swerve and Butcher CLUBS Swerve against the apron. Butcher shoves Swerve in for Blade to drag him. Butcher tags in, the mercs mug Swerve more, and then Butcher puts Swerve up on the top rope.
Butcher climbs up after Swerve as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve resists the superplex and wrenches an arm! Swerve bends and BITES fingers, but the ref reprimands. Swerve ROCKS Butcher with forearms, then DECKS him off the ropes! Swerve adjusts, leaps, and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Both men are down, fans rally up, and Swerve crawls to hot tag Keith! Keith rallies on Blade, ROCKS Butcher, and then SPLASHES in the corner. SPLASH for Blade, too! Butcher runs in but Keith SWATS him! Then Keith TOSSES Blade at Butcher! Both men fall over and fans fire up with Keith!
Keith stalks Blade, ROCKS him to the corner, and he tags Swerve. Swerve goes up, Keith brings Blade out but Butcher goes after Keith! The ref reprimands, Butcher fires off forearms but Swerve slingshots and somersaults to COMPLETE SHOT on Butcher! Keith fireman’s carries Butcher for a pop-up, ROLLING ELBOW SCREW HIGH KICK COMBO! Keith runs while Swerve staggers over to Blade, Blade pulls Swerve into the way! Keith POUNCES Swerve!! Keith freak out but turns around into a STUNNER! Butcher LARIATS Keith! Swerve BOOTS Butcher, hops up, but Butcher TOSSES him into a KNEE from Blade!
And then Butcher runs to LARIAT Swerve!! Cover, Keith breaks it just in time!! Bunny freaks out and the New York fans wanted their guys to win that one! Blade & Butcher focus on Keith but Keith fires off hands on them! That’s still 2v1, but Keith powers up! DOUBLE LARIATS collide, but then Blade KNEES Keith! Swerve gives Butcher a HOUSE CALL! Blade RAMS Swerve into a corner and puts him up top! But Keith SPLASHES Blade into Swerve’s knees! Keith keeps Swerve up and they fist bump. Pop-up and SWERVE BOMB!! Cover, Swerve & Keith win!!
Winners: Swerve in Our Glory, by pinfall
Somehow, someway, Keith & Swerve pull it out! But Team Taz barges out to say this is really starting to piss them off! Will Hobbs says the fans can feel it. “You think we’re going to allow you two to still come out here and disrespect us? What you have in front of you is two grown ass men, trick ass bitch!” Ricky Starks has Hobbs hold the FTW Championship so he can have the mic. They’ve been playing real nice right now, because they could’ve ended Keith’s & Swerve’s careers online and on the mic. If you don’t believe them, ask their former teammate!
But if Swerve & Keith wanna act like they’re somebody, when every time they’ve stood in the ring against Team Taz, every time they try to get on the mic against them, Team Taz has proven there are levels to this, and Swerve & Keith are NOT on their level! They are levels below them! Starks says that just because of where they came from, Swerve & Keith think they can get a shot at them! Well if you want to talk about it, Starks will beat their asses right now! But if we’re talking about who the best tag team is, then- “SUPERKICK! PARTAAAY~!” The AEW World Tag Team Champions, the YOUNG BUCKS, are here!
Matt Jackson has the music cut, and he says Starks may as well have just been in the back to cue up their music for them. That was pretty sweet. And gentlemen, sorry to interrupt- Or, no, the Bucks don’t have to apologize for anything, they started this damn company! But hey, great match from Keith & Swerve, they have been killing it. All the teams in the back have been killing it, this whole AEW Tag Division is on fire! “Everyone is eating well. But let us not forget who set the damn table in the first place.” Nick takes the mic to say no disrespect here, because these two teams are very good.
In fact, at Double or Nothing, Team Taz and Swerve in Our Glory “had one hell of a match. It was four and a half stars, that’s unbelievable. But that’s an off-night for the Young Bucks!” And they couldn’t even get the job done, Jurassic Express won. But then look who beat Jurassic Express a few weeks later. “Read it and mother effin’ weep it! WE did!” Now there is a proposal here. How about it’s Triple or Nothing? Next week, a TRIPLE THREAT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH…! Team Taz, Swerve in Our Glory, and though the fans chant for FTR, Nick says, “We’re better than them, and you guys know that, come on.”
But the point is, it will be Team Taz VS Swerve in Our Glory VS “The best damn tag team of all time…! THE YOUNG BUCKS!” Another big opportunity for the #AbsolutePowerhouses in Hobbs & Starks, as well as the Limitless House of Keith & Swerve! Will this Triple Threat finally be a chance for one of those teams to shine with gold? Or are Matt & Nick just taking out two birds with one stone?
The House of Black speaks.
Malakai says, “I envy you, Jon. I envy you for the decisions that you made, and the violence that you inflicted on yourself. We didn’t get the luxury of your decisions. No, our violence is by design. But what I truly envy is the experience that you’re about to have. You think you know pain? You think you know anger? You think you know violence? No, you don’t. But I’ll make sure that Brody King will eave his mark on you. Because the House will make sure that anything that you experience tonight goes far beyond the physical realm of pain. I envy you, Jon.” Just how much brutality will Brody King unleash upon Jon Moxley?
Eddie Kingston is here!
The Mad King goes to the ring where Tony Schiavone is waiting. Schiavone reminds us that a week ago, it was Blood & Guts, and we all saw what happened. But there is still a name on Eddie’s hit list and that is Chris Jericho. Eddie says that before we get to that, please, hold the mic up like a professional, thank you. Eddie says before getting to Jericho, he congratulates Wardlow on tonight’s win. And two, congratulations to everyone that was on the winning team of Blood & Guts, even Claudio. See? Eddie’s a nice guy, he’s maturing. Pbbt. But anyway, here’s the real deal why he’s out here.
“Chris Jericho. You made me a liar. I didn’t taste your blood, you didn’t bleed. SO, I’m gonna get you again, and I’m gonna make you bleed, and I’m gonna taste your blood!” But Chris Jericho, as well as Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti, shout at Eddie via the titantron. They want him to pay attention. Eddie wants to taste Jericho’s blood? Eddie wants to get crazy? You’ll see how crazy Jericho can get. The camera pans over and Tay has been beating up Ruby Soho! There’s an open car door, and Tay has Soho stagger into the gap, to SLAM the door on Soho’s arm!! Soho drops to the floor, clutching her arm!
“Watch yourself Kingston, or this will happen to you!” The JAS rushes off before security rushes in. They call for a medic, has the JAS just broken Soho’s arm just to get at Eddie?
The Dark Order is here!
Fans cheer as Negative One leads the way for Evil Uno, Preston Vance, Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Anna Jay to the ring here in Rochester. Fans cheer for “BRODIE! BRODIE!” to honor Negative One’s father, and Silver has the mic to say, “The Dark Order is in Rochester! And Rochester is Dark Order Country!” Uno takes the mic to say that is why it is very important they’re here today. They have very important news for everyone, and everyone here should here it because they have followed the Dark Order since the beginning, and they made the Dark Order what it is today. Uno wants to personally thank all the fans for showing up and supporting them.
And that is why it is so important that Uno gets to say this. “The six of us… Are here to stay!” Fans cheer as Uno says Dark Order is forever! A new chapter begins, and that begins with a proclamation, and he knows just who should say it. Negative One is given the mic! Fans cheer but then QT Marshall comes out to ruin everything. He doesn’t know how long AEW has to put up with the “charity case” for. Until he’s 18 or something? Fans boo but QT says he gets it. Negative One’s dad was from right here in Rochester. “But you ain’t your father! Your father’s a legend in AEW! He beat me within five minutes in his first match ever here.”
Uno has to hold Negative One back as QT continues to say that Negative One takes after his MOM! QT says that he didn’t bring his friends out here. So Negative One can get his friends out of here to face QT man to man! Or else QT will go to his private locker room and grab each and every one of his action figures to rip their heads off! But wait, here comes HANGMAN PAGE! The Cowboy is still a friend of the Dark Order, and that means he is a friend of Negative One! QT freaks out, but then turns around for Uno to ROCK him with a forearm! Hangman ROCKS QT back, and then they both toss QT into the ring!
Fans fire up as Vance whips QT into a corner for Silver to GAMANGIRI! Silver feeds QT to Reynolds’ ROLLING ELBOW! ENZIGURI! STUNNER! GERMAN SUPLEX! QT flounders from the Beaver Boy Blitz, but then he’s fed to the DISCUS from Vance! Brodie would be proud of that one! Uno has Brodie Jr. tell ’em! “QT, QT, QT. I would pin you right now, but y’know what? I’m gonna wait until I’m 19.” Negative One makes a promise about a decade in the making, will he follow in his father’s footsteps and whoop QT’s ass in his AEW debut?
Good ol’ JR joins commentary!
Jim Ross lends his analysis to the second hour, and it’s going to be a slobber knocker!
Penta Oscuro w/ Alex Abrahantes & Rey Fenix VS Rush w/ La Faccion Ingobernale!
Death Triangle is looking for revenge on #LFI, and that begins with the clash of #CeroMiedo and El Toro Blanco! Will Penta look to bury the White Bull under the cover of night? Or will Rush go on a stampede and start towards the top of AEW?
The bell rings and fans rally behind Penta. Rush rushes in but Penta dodges to CHOP! Rush CHOPS and it’s a CHOP fight already! Fast and furious, back and forth, CHOP after CHOP after CHOP! Penta spins to CHOP, then he runs, but Rush follows to CHOP! Penta jumps up but Rush denies the rana. Penta still fires off fists, then hooks the arms,. Rush slips out to throw a body shot, and he suplexes, only for Penta to cradle counter! TWO, and Penta SUPERKICKS Rush down! Rush bails out but Penta builds speed as fans rally. Penta slides but Rush dodges to waistlock. Penta switches but Rush elbows out hard!
Rush whips but Penta stops from hitting steps. Penta elbows Rush back, then whips him at the steps. Rush stops himself, but Penta goes up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Fans fire up while Jose fans Rush off. Penta stands Rush up to CHOP again. Penta gets back in the ring, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta builds speed but Rush gets in to DECK Penta! Rush mocks Cero Miedo and then he soaks up the heat. Rush stands on Penta’s head, drags him up and throws body shots. Rush whips corner to corner and clotheslines, then he whips the other way for a SPALSH! And then a snapmare and basement dropkick! Rush does push-ups just to show off before the cover, TWO!
Rush is annoyed but he drags Penta up. Fans rally but Rush is after the mask! The ref reprimands, but Penta KICKS Rush! Penta runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges to SLINGBLADE! And then another SLINGBLADE! Fans fire up and Rush flounders out. Penta builds speed again to FLY! Direct hit on Rush at the ramp and fans fire up with Penta again! Jose storms over with his tablet of doom, but Alex snatches that away and SPEARS Jose! Alex fires off hands but Jose hits back, and then Fenix and Andrade El Idolo get involved and the ref tries to restore peace while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Fenix and Andrade get Jose and Alex to separate, but then Alex rushes back in! They brawl up the ramp, which is fine because the ref is EJECTING them! Andrade is confused but Fenix tells Alex to keep after Jose! The sidekicks fight all the way backstage while Penta puts Rush in the ring. Penta climbs up a corner while fans fire up, then leaps, but into Rush’s anti-air dropkick! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Rush is upset but the ropes are the ropes. Rush drags Penta up to wrap on a chinlock, but again Penta gets to the ropes. Rush drags Penta away and turns him from the ropes while leaning on the hold. Penta still endures as Rush grinds him down.
Rush drags Penta up to put him on the top rope backwards, then he climbs up behind him. Rush is after the mask again! Penta resists, so Rush drops him into the Tree of Woe! Rush then BUZZSAWS Penta out of the Tree! Rush dusts off his hands and takes a bow as he soaks up the heat. Rush then goes back for Penta to kick and stomp him in the corner. Rush digs his boots in, the ref counts and Rush lets off. The ref reprimands but Rush paces while Andrade talks some trash. Rush drags Penta up, brings him to center and throws a heavy body shot. Rush chinlocks, then digs at the mask! The ref counts but Rush lets off.
Penta throws body shots but Rush KNEES Penta down! Dynamite returns to single picture as fans rally for Penta. Rush brings Penta up but Penta CHOPS again. Rush CHOPS, Penta CHOPS, Rush eggs Penta on! Penta throws forearms but Rush gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Penta dodges the haymaker to hit a BACKSTABBER! Penta then runs in, into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Rush is annoyed but Andrade says to keep on him. Rush whips Penta but Penta goes up and over to hit another BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Rush survives and gets to a corner but fans rally up. Penta stomps Rush down but lets off as the ref counts.
Penta pie faces Rush and eggs him on before throwing haymakers. Rush gets mad and choke grips Penta, but Penta CHOPS! Rush CHOPS, Penta CHOPS, they keep going! Penta fires forearms, runs, but Rush HEADBUTTS! Penta wobbles, but he HEADBUTTS back! DOUBLE HEADBUTTS!! Penta’s mask almost comes off from that, but he SUPERKICKS! JUMP KNEE from Rush!! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count starts, Penta and Rush stir. Penta gets to a corner, Rush goes to the opposite. Rush runs in but Penta dodges! Rush hits buckles and Penta CHOPS him! And CHOPS!
Rush turns things around to CHOP, CHOP, but Penta CHOPS and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS, CHOPS, sweeps the legs then stomps away! The ref counts, Rush stops at 4, and then he goes out to the apron. Rush slashes his throat, climbs up top, but Penta ROCKS Rush! Rush HEADBUTTS Penta away, then adjusts to leap and missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Penta is still in this but Rush wants to end it! Rush drags Penta to a drop zone and then goes up the corner. Fans boo but Penta SUPER SENTONS! Cover, TWO!! Penta survives, but Rush hurries to ROCK him with a forearm! Penta sits in a corner, Rush runs corner to corner, but into a SOMERSAULT STUNNER!
SUPERKICK! Penta reels Rush in, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, but Andrade puts the foot on the ropes! The ref sees the ropebreak but Fenix points out it was Andrade! Too late to make a difference now, Rush is still in this. Penta goes back to Rush while the ref is reprimanding Andrade, and Rush LOW BLOWS Penta!! AND snatches the mask!! Insult to injury before the cradle, RUSH WINS!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall
The White Bull pulled off some major bull, that’s for sure! But will both Lucha Brothers get their revenge on Rush & Andrade soon enough?
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh speak.
They’re all very happy, and Sonjay says they’re celebrating already because “Samoa Joe decided to crawl out of that hole that he’s been hiding in.” It is official for July 23rd, Death Before Dishonor, and the ultimate celebration begins when Sonjay’s best friend in this entire world, Jay Lethal, pins Samoa Joe to become the NEW ROH World TV Champion! And Lethal says he will tell us God’s honest truth, “I know that this is not going to be an easy fight.” Samoa Joe is one tough champion. But that’s why Lethal isn’t taking him lightly. But they are taking his championship. They all share a laugh, and Singh adds that Lethal will be the new champion! Will Lethal be able to back up all those words? Or will the Samoan Submission Specialist make Lethal suffer?
Tony Nese & Mark Sterling are still looking for signatures.
They go to the Best Friends, Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta & Orange Cassidy, saying they’re the last signatures the petition needs to remove Swerve Strickland from AEW. After all, Swerve backstabbed Cassidy during the Royal Rampage. Cassidy says he never reads anything without his lawyer present. He has a lawyer? Yes, it’s DANHAUSEN! He has the paperwork right here. Nese says forget asking, he is going to make Cassidy sign. Chuck & Trent step up to push Nese back but Sterling has everyone just hold on a second. There is money to be made here. Nese VS Cassidy for Rampage! Wait, Danhausen has a better idea! Cassidy VS Nese on Rampage! That’s the same idea!
But anyway, if Nese wins, Cassidy has to sign the petition. Danhausen says objection sustained, and Cassidy says he will allow it. Overruled. What? No, Sterling’s the real lawyer, HE allows things! Hearsay! Sterling grumbles and storms off with Nese, but the deal is struck. Will Cassidy win and strike down this frivolous lawsuit?
8 Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Gunn Club VS Fuego Del Sol & Ruffin’ It!
It’s rather surprising that Max Caster, Anthony Bowens and the Ass B- er, Austin & Colten Gunn, are agreeing to team up again after the heated argument that happened last time. But will they be able to let cooler heads prevail and get another win for the team? And of course, Caster has a rap! “Acclaimed & The Gunns-” GASP! Austin snatches the mic from Caster?! Caster is upset but Bowens keeps him from going after Austin. No disses this week, will the Acclaimed Gunn Club hold it together?
The bell rings and Fuego starts against Austin. Austin turns around into a kick and facelock! TORNADO- NO, Austin FLAPJACKS Fuego away. Tag to Colten and he CLOBBERS Fuego! Colten is fired up but fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” as he stomps Fuego in the corner. Bowens tags in and he drags Fuego out to CLUB away on him. “EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED!” Bowens then DECKS Bear Boulder, ELBOWS Ruff and DECKS Bear Bronson! Fuego kicks Bowens and TORNADO DDTS!! Fans fire up as Fuego crawls, and Bronson is back! Hot tags to Austin and Bronson! Bronson rallies on the Gunn Club, and even Caster!
Bronson breaks through the line to DOUBLE LARIAT the Gunn Club! Fans fire up with Bronson and he clotheslines Colten out! Austin staggers into choke grip, SIT OUT SPINEBSUTER! Cover, Caster breaks it! Ruff goes after Caster but Caster TOSSES him! Austin crawls, tag to Bowens! Bowens ELBOWS Bronson, CHOPS him and SUPERKICKS him! Bronson wobbles but Bowens hits a LEAP FROG FAMOUSER! They’re doing Daddy Ass proud as Bowens tags Caster. Caster goes up, but then Austin tags in!? MIC DROP, and then Austin snipes the cover! Acclaimed Gunn Club still wins!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Gunn Club, by pinfall
Billy is upset that his boys aren’t getting along with his sons again, and Bowens shoves Austin! Austin and Colten CLOBBER The Acclaimed! Billy gets in, and he throws Austin away! And the same to Colten! Billy keeps telling them to cut it out, but then he CLOBBERS Caster! The Ass Man sides with his Ass Boys and Bowens doesn’t understand. What happened to scissor fingers? Billy kicks him low for a FAMOUSER! The Gunn Family sticks together, but will they finally get up to the top where they want to be?
“Malakai Black… We are different kind of men. You collect the weak, I dispose of them. You stab their backs, while I break them. Don’t you understand? You, a man who preys on the flawed, have enraged a man who is flawless! I, who rattles the gates of Heaven, will destroy the gates of Hell! So go ahead and buy yourself a bag of coins, because when I’m done with you, the House of Black will have many eyes to cover. Because the Redeemer is coming, enraged!!” Will Miro’s wrath wreak havoc on Malakai and his entire house?
Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm VS Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir!
La Mera Mera and the Lightning From Down Under are forces of nature to be sure, but the Native Beast & The Problem have brought their umbrellas. Will these Vicious Vixens be safe from the #ThunderStorm? Or will they still be blown away by the AEW Women’s World Champion and the #1 contender?
The teams sort out and Shafir storms up on Storm to BOOT her down! Nyla gets after Rosa and throws her out while Shafir fires off knee son Storm! The ref reprimands but Shafir whips Storm to ropes. Storm tilt-o-whirls to RANA Shafir! Storm drop toeholds, then runs to basement dropkick! Storm whips Shafir into the corner, where Rosa adds a BOOT! Rosa tags in, fires off body shots on Shafir, then tags Storm back in. Storm stomps Shafir, EuroUppers, then tags Rosa. Rosa runs to DECK Nyla, then she comes back to elbow Shafir! Rosa whips Storm in to uppercut Shafir, then Storm sets up as a step! LA MERA MERA IN MOTION!
Fans fire up and Rosa brings Shafir around to cover, TWO! Rosa keeps on Shafir with a facelock and Storm tags in. They double suplex Shafir, then Storm covers, TWO! Storm keeps on Shafir with a facelock and grinds her down. Fans rally, Shafir endures, and Shafir fights up but Storm bumps her off buckles. Tag to Rosa and Rosa snapmares Shafir for a KICK to the back! Cover, ONE! Shafir grits her teeth but Rosa clamps onto her with a chinlock. Shafir slips out, wrenches an arm to a double wristlock, but Rosa has a leg to trip Shafir to a cradle! ONE, Rosa powers Shafir to a lateral press, ONE!
Rosa keeps on Shafir with the facelock but Shafir fights up. Storm tags in, she stomps Shafir down, and Storm brings Shafir up to CHOP! Storm snapmares and HIP ATTACKS Shafir, then tags Rosa. Rosa CHOPS Shafir, then CHOPS her! Then GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! Tag to Storm and she brings Shafir out. Shafir throws body shots and KICKS the leg! Shafir DECKS Storm, then DECKS Rosa! Storm ROCKS Shafir back with forearms then runs, but the ref is busy keeping Rosa out of the ring, so he misses Nyla SMACK Storm with the umbrella! Nyla shrugs and Shafir fireman’s carries for a WASTELAND SLAM!
Tag to Nyla and Nyla stomps Storm while Dynamite goes picture in picture. Nyla drags Storm up to snap suplex, then roll through to a GOURDBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Nyla keeps Storm from Rosa, drags her around and Shafir tags in. They mug Storm, Shafir CLUBS Storm down, then has her on ropes. Shafir chicken wings the arms, drags Storm around, and she taunts Rosa. Storm fights but Shafir spins her for a SAYANAGI! Shafir taunts Rosa more while she paces between her and Storm. Shafir drags Storm up to tag in Nyla and they mug Storm more. Storm hits back, brawls with Nyla, but Nyla throws Storm down by her hair!
Nyla stomps Storm at the ropes and then drags her away. Tag to Shafir, they continue to mug Storm, and then Nyla gives Shafir a boost for the SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Shafir snarls while fans rally up. Shafir grabs Storm’s hand to bend the fingers and drag her to the corner. Tag to Nyla and she gets Storm’s legs to drop an elbow on the knee. Nyla runs to SPLASH down! Cover, TWO! Rosa rallies the fans but Nyla drags Storm up. Nyla scoops and SLAMS Storm, then drags her up again for another scoop. Storm slips off and RAMS Nyla into a corner! Dynamite returns to single picture as Storm O’Conner Rolls Nyla back!
Nyla rolls through but Storm is on her with a SLEEPER! Storm becomes a backpack but Nyla THROWS her off! Storm crawls, fans rally, hot tag to Rosa! Fans fire up as Rosa goes up top and leaps, CROSSBODY! She bounces off Nyla to then HIP ATTACK Shafir! Rosa CHOPS and forearms over and over and fans fire up! Rosa roars and ROCKS Nyla again! Rosa whips but Nyla blocks by holding ropes! Rosa keeps trying but Nyla swings on her. Rosa dodges, drop toeholds Nyla to ropes, and then stomps away! The ref counts, Rosa runs side to side to DROPKICK! Rosa says una mas, and she runs again, to DROPKICK!
Nyla flounders but fans fire up with Rosa. Still one more, but Nyla reels Rosa into an URENAGE! Tag to Shafir and she hurries after Rosa. Rosa kicks at Shafir but Shafir cartwheels through to get an arm. Shafir pump handles Rosa and hits a FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, Storm breaks it! Nyla BOOTS Storm and reels her in but Storm SATELLITE DDTS! Storm ducks the roundhouse to GERMAN SUPLEX Shafir! Fans fire up as Storm fires up and hits the HIP ATTACK in the corner! Storm goes up for Rosa to drag Shafir out. Rosa scoops Shafir, Storm is ready on the corner, THUNDERSTORM DRIVER!! Cover, Thunder & Storm win!!
Winners: Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm, by pinfall
And with that, #ThunderStorm wins! Will we see these two continue on as a team? What about the chances of them clashing for the AEW Women’s World Championship once again?
Tony Schiavone is backstage with The Baddies.
Jade Cargill, the still undefeated TBS Champion, tells Tony to “cut the sh*t,” then she asks Stokely Hathaway, “What the hell was that last week?” He says hold on, listen! If a wrestling company can have an Interim World Champion, then they can have an Interim Baddie! Leila Grey walks in and offers a handshake to Jade. Jade refuses, but what about Kiera Hogan? Nope, still rejected. Stokely knows the world wants to know what exactly he said to Leila last week, and he’ll tell us! $1100, because that is what it cost to get Leila to step up.
Stokely knows his math, and he knows 3v2 is better than 2v2. “And it takes a special type of finesse to get someone to go from wanting to beat your ass, to saving your ass.” And you know what they say, “Trust the process.” Stokely goes to put his arm around Leila but she shrugs that off. Jade says if Leila fails to deliver, then that’s Stokely’s ass. Jade and Kiera head out, but Stokely asks if Leila trusts him while offering a fist bump. She doesn’t respond, but he says they’ll talk later. Will Leila prove she can be a true Baddie through and through?
Tony Schiavone now interviews Daniel Garcia.
Garcia requested this time to call out Wheeler Yuta. “Hey, Yuta, last week on Dark, I put my foot on your neck and I held your title above my head, and there wasn’t a damn thing you could do about it. Last week at Blood & Guts, I spent an hour with you in the ring. I felt all that you could give me, you had my blood on your hands. But I’ve determined that you don’t strike an ounce of fear into my heart whatsoever. You’re not scaring nobody with that fake tough guy act, let me tell you.” And at Death Before Dishonor, don’t be scared, Yuta. Give Garcia that shot for the ROH Pure Championship, and whether he’s a pro-wrestler or a sports entertainer, you damn sure will call him the best.
Cash Wheeler says, “So we call ourselves ‘7 Star FTR,’ the living legends. We are the current AAA, IWGP and ROH Tag Team Champions, and I can stand here before you and comfortably say that no match has ever taken more out of us than when we won these at ROH Supercard of Honor.” But uh, we’re just a few weeks away from Death Before Dishonor and the PPV return of ROH. And despite the fact that they beat the Briscoes for the ROH titles, despite the fact that they’re on the run of a lifetime, there are still some people who doubt they’re the best in the world, and that doesn’t sit right with them.
Dax Harwood says, “That’s the beauty of professional wrestling. You can think whatever you want, believe whatever you want, but you can also be wrong. If ROH wants to sell a PPV, they gotta put on the rematch of the decade. So I’m telling you right now, Briscoes VS FTR II, one last time to prove who is the absolute best tag team on this planet! Briscoes, if you want to be a king, you got to kill a king. And we ain’t dead yet.” #TopGuys out. FTR is calling out Jay & Mark Briscoe, will Death Before Dishonor 2022 be one for the ages?
Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Brody King!
The Best in the World is away, but the Maniac vows to prove he is the rightful owner of that title. But will he be able to remind everyone that he’s also the scariest monster in wrestling today? Or will the House of Black soon shine in the shadows with gold on the mantle?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and even if this is for the interim title, this fight is going to be legit!
Fans are thunderous already as Moxley and Brody stare down. They slowly circle, tie up, and Brody puts Mox in a corner. The ref counts, Brody lets off to CHOP, and Moxley staggers away to the opposite corner. Fans fire up as Brody watches Moxley get back up. Moxley gets in Brody’s face, and right up in there! Brody and Moxley talk some smack and then Moxley fires forearms and CHOPS! Brody ROCKS Moxley, eggs him on, and Moxley throws a forearm back, only for Brody to ROCK Moxley again! Moxley rebounds but Brody throws him out. Brody then pursues, CLUBS Moxley to the timekeeper’s area, then CLUBS him again.
Brody whips Moxley into railing! Fans fire up, Brody stands Moxley up to CHOP him, and the ring count climbs. Brody ROCKS Moxley, follows him around the way, and then runs in, only to be sent into steel steps! Fans fire up and Moxley brings Brody up to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP into the railing! Moxley refreshes the ring count, headlocks Brody and brings him around the way, then throws knees. Moxley even fishhooks Brody and brings him around, only for Brody to back drop him onto the ramp! Moxley writhes and Brody shakes out the stars. Brody drags Moxley up to whip him into the timekeeper’s area! Moxley tumbles with the table while the ring count climbs!
Brody storms up to Moxley to CHOP him against railing! Brody then puts Moxley back in the ring at 6 of 10, only for Moxley to dropkick the legs out! Moxley throws knees, gets the leg and DRAGON SCREWS! Moxley steps through to have a FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! Fans “WOO~!” while Brody endures. Brody clubs Moxley’s legs, pries at the hold, but Moxley keeps the hold on. Brody keeps clubbing, but Moxley lets off. Moxley shoots in to get the leg but Brody CLUBS him. Moxley trips Brody to drop an elbow on the leg, and then another. Brody clamps on with a chinlock to keep Moxley down but Moxley fights free.
Moxley turns Brody over as fans rally, and Moxley hooks the leg. DEATH LOCK SNAPPER! Brody clutches his leg and gets to ropes but Moxley is after him. Moxley stands Brody up but the forearms start flying again. Fans rally as the forearms go back and forth, Moxley gets boxing elbows going, but runs into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Cover, TWO! Moxley survives and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Brody shakes out the bad leg while Moxley crawls to the apron. Brody storms over that way, BLASTS Moxley off the apron and Moxley crashes into the railing! Brody goes out after Moxley and drags him up to scoop and SLAM on the floor! Moxley writhes but Brody KICKS him in the back. Brody paces around, drags Moxley up, and CHOPS him again! Moxley gets into the ring but Brody pursues. Brody clamps onto Moxley with a neck wrench, and even digs his forearms in. Moxley endures, Brody shifts to a cobra twist and he CLUBS away on Moxley’s chest! Cover, TWO! Brody keeps cool and he kicks Moxley against ropes.
Brody scrapes Moxley, CHOKES him against the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Fans rally, Brody throws forearms but Moxley CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Brody just CHOPS Moxley right off his feet! Moxley flops over onto his face but Brody stands him back up to CHOP again. Moxley staggers around and falls into a corner, but Brody storms right up after him. Brody drags Moxley up, CHOPS him again, and Moxley is frozen in place! Brody CHOPS him again, and CHOPS him again! Moxley falls down and Brody eggs the fans on as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans boo as Brody eggs Moxley on, then fireman’s carries.
Moxley fights with elbows, Brody starts to drop, but then Brody stands back up! The elbows keep coming, Brody powers up again, and he runs for a corner! Moxley slips off, Brody hits buckles, and Moxley gets to the opposite corner. Brody runs corner to corner, to CANNONBALL into buckles! Moxley avoids disaster and Brody crashes ‘n’ burns! Fans fire up and the standing count starts while both men are down. Moxley and Brody stir, and Moxley runs in to clothesline! Moxley hoists Brody up, CHOPS him, CHOPS again, then climbs up after him. Moxley CLUBS and CLAWS Brody’s back, but Brody throws body shots.
Moxley BITES Brody’s forehead! Then SUPERPLEX!! Fans fire up as Moxley puts on the SLEEPER! Brody fights up to fight off the Bully Choke and he snapmares free. Moxley shoots around to full nelson and DRAGON SLEEPER! Cover, TWO!! Brody is still in this but Moxley shouts out Bryan Danielson with DRAGON STOMPS! Moxley then drags Brody up, reels him in, but Brody fights the lift. Moxley ROCKS Brody, Brody ROCKS Moxley, but Moxley ROLLING ELBOWS! Brody stays up, Moxley runs to LARIAT! Brody still stays up! Brody swings, Moxley dodges, but then the LEFT LARIAT takes Moxley down!
Brody drags Moxley up into a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally for Moxley but Brody clamps on with a SLEEPER! Is he going to put Moxley out like he did Darby Allin? Moxley RAMS Brody into buckles, but Brody holds on! Brody climbs the corner, HANGING SLEEPER!! The ref counts, Brody lets Moxley go and Moxley flops down! Brody goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley barely gets out of that, but Brody scoops! Moxley slips out to CLUB Brody but Brody throws a back elbow! Brody runs, but Moxley follows to forearm Brody at the ropes! Moxley runs but Brody follows, only to miss in the corner! Roll-up, TWO!!
Moxley hurries to wrench and reel Brody in, PARADIGM SHIFT!! But Moxley has to push Brody over, so Moxley rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Brody withstands those so Moxley goes for the Bully Choke! Brody stands up, it’s a BACKPACK SLEEPER! Brody is fading, but he drops back, BACKPACK SENTON! But Moxley rises to SLEEPER HOLD! Brody moves around but ends up in the BULLY CHOKE!! Brody is fading, the ref calls it! Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still Interim AEW World Champion)
It was a fight to be sure, but Moxley holds onto the title! Who will step up to him next while we await CM Punk’s return? As for Brody King, fans cheer his valiant effort, and Malakai Black walks out. Malakai looks Brody in the eye, and pats him on the back. But then DARBY ALLIN AND STING appear?! The #RelentlessIcons show Brody King respect! Darby says Brody kicked his ass last week, and it doesn’t matter what anyone says! Brody EARNED his spot here. Darby offers a handshake, but Brody leaves Darby hanging. The House of Black doesn’t do anything for respect, but will they take on Darby & Sting for supremacy in AEW?
A great episode for Dynamite, but they sure stretched that first hour. Only two of the six matches happened before Jim Ross joined commentary at the halfway point, and I would’ve liked if they’d tried to split things up a bit more evenly. But even with that, we got a great opener with the TNT Championship. It was obvious the Street Fight would bring out a bunch of American Top Team scrubs for Wardlow to throw around like nothing and then he wins the title. This is still great for Wardlow, but maybe it would’ve been more powerful if he’d won this title sooner, or if it was just Scorpio VS Wardlow 1v1 in a real epic match, not a Heel using all his resources to protect himself.
So apparently Mark Sterling, having been fired by Jade Cargill and not having MJF around, has resorted to filing frivolous lawsuits as his gimmick. It’s pretty funny, though, as he fails to convince Faces to side with him, a Heel. The promo with Best Friends and Danhausen was really funny with Danhausen just spouting legal terminology. Nese VS Cassidy will surely go Cassidy’s way so he can keep building momentum towards a title. Pac defends his All-Atlantic Championship at Rev-Pro’s event this weekend, but I’m pretty sure Pac retains, and then maybe we can get Pac VS Cassidy for this title at All Out.
That’s made even more likely by how Miro is going after Malakai Black. Miro had a very good promo as always, and he’s going to have an awesome match with Malakai. We got quite the promo segment with Christian, Luchasaurus and Matt Hardy. Hardy’s line about the “Michael Jordan of A-Holes” was really good, and of course Christian stoops to bringing up what happened with Jeff Hardy. A bit cheap, but of course Luchasaurus demolishes Matt Hardy. Sounds like this is setting up a tag match where Jungle Boy joins Matt Hardy to take on Christian & Luchasaurus, and we’ll see if JB can turn Luchasaurus back to the light side or if Luchasaurus stays Heel. Honestly, Luchasaurus could probably benefit most from his Heel turn.
We got a good Blood & Guts aftermath promo where a few different guys got to say their piece, and of course we’re getting more Eddie VS Jericho. Tay Conti hurting Ruby Soho could be a way to give us a Mixed Tag before the final blow-off. And adding Claudio VS Hager to things, that match is going to be great, and I would think Claudio wins to stay hot in AEW. We got a very good tag match out of Keith & Swerve VS Butcher & Blade, and I did like that they at least teased the “accidental attack misunderstanding.” Swerve totally understood the Pounce was an accident, and they finished off Butcher & Blade. Hobbs & Starks had a very fired up promo, and the Bucks had a good on to set up another Triple Threat for the titles. I would think the Bucks win that, just as Jurassic Express did.
FTR had a good promo to call out the Briscoes, and you can bet that match will be added to the Death Before Dishonor card. That will be a great match, and FTR will win so they can move on to face Young Bucks at All Out. Garcia had a good promo to call out Yuta, their ROH Pure Championship match will be great stuff, and that could probably go either way. I think Joe VS Lethal for the ROH World TV Championship could go either way, too, because Lethal has Singh and Sonjay on his side to overbook that match. Maybe after DBD, Tony Khan and other executives find a way to put on an ROH TV show, but no idea if I’ll be able to cover it if it happens.
We got a very fun segment out of The Dark Order and QT Marshall. Great to see Hangman join up with Dark Order again, and though not delivered with quite the stank it should have, Negative One at least got through his line about sparing QT more humiliation until he’s an adult. It would be amazing if 10 years from now, we do see Negative One/Brodie Lee Jr. face an old man QT and win in five minutes like his father. And moreover, it was good that Evil Uno assured us that the members of Dark Order we have left are going to stay in AEW one way or another. It’s a shame the faction ran out of steam like it did, but maybe they can rebuild.
We got a pretty good tag match out of #ThunderStorm VS Nyla & Marina, and of course the Faces win. Rosa and Storm can easily have another title match as part of the July themed episodes, like Fyter Fest or Fight for the Fallen. Stretching this to All Out in September would just seem odd to me, so maybe someone comes out of another story primed to face Rosa. Jade not accepting Leila Grey is a natural move for their story, but who knows where it goes from here. Leila could prove herself worthy, because I don’t see Stokely being fired by Jade so soon, and then we could have that Six Woman Tag I expected but Leila in for Red Velvet.
We got a pretty good 8 Man Tag, with the dysfunction finally adding something to the match. The Gunn Club turning on The Acclaimed was quite the surprise, though, but I had a feeling Billy was going to find a reason to be proud of his sons. And this could be the Face turn for The Acclaimed, and that is going to be great because fans love them. Penta VS Rush was awesome stuff, especially with how Alex and Jose got in on it. A Six Man Tag of La Faccion Ingobernable VS Death Triangle where Jose and Alex are the third men would be pretty fun.
And of course, we got an awesome main event out of Moxley and Brody. Moxley was of course retaining, but we all know Brody is badass, and it was cool for Darby to show him respect. Even with Miro coming for Malakai, we need to get House of Black VS Darby & Sting first. Miro could even go after Malakai after the match, regardless of who wins. I don’t know if it has to be a full Face turn for Miro, but he will come off the Face against Malakai since fans still love Miro. As for Mox, the possibilities really are endless for who he can face for the Interim title at All Out. Personally, whether or not Joe wins against Lethal at DBD, give me some Mox VS Joe!
My Score: 8.9/10
NOAH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.179 ~ 6TH JULY 2022
GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Postponed
Due to Chris Ridgeway being unable to get a Visa in time for the Nippon Budokan event on July 12th, the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship match has been postponed. Therefore, Yoshinari Ogawa and Yuya Susumu will team together against Eita and Kotaro Suzuki. Susumu says he knows he cannot replace Ridgeway, but will fight with him in mind.
Seiki Yoshioka attacks HAYATA (repeatedly)
Following his GHC Junior Heavyweight challenge to HAYATA, Seiki Yoshioka turned the tension up a notch by fighting with HAYATA after the match in Fukushima on the 2nd (HAYATA had made him bleed) and introducing him to his new superkick, and then intruding on the match in Yamagata on the 3rd, which got the match thrown out. Poor HAYATA had been kicked in head quite a few times over the course of the two days, and so was not in any position to speak. Seiki Yoshioka was though, he had taken the belt backstage, and holding it up the camera announced that he was putting everything on the line to win, and he would knock HAYATA out again at The Budokan. Yuya Susumu later posted on his Twitter that he felt he had to apologize for how Yoshioka was behaving.
Speaking of STINGER (HAYATA, Yoshinari Ogawa & Yuya Susumu) came out wearing the green NOAH baseball shirts in Yamagata for the match against Perros Del Mal De Japon (Kotaro Suzuki, NOSAWA Rongai & Super Crazy). They never explained why they were wearing green, and fans were left to speculate that either they were showing their solidarity as NOAH Juniors to Perros, or it was an Ogawa mind game to remind Kotaro where he came from and who he belonged with. The singles match between Kotaro and Ogawa on July 2nd was naturally ruined by Perros who got the match thrown out by intrusion. Given NOSAWA’S comments backstage to Kotaro about “trying harder”, I am wondering how long Kotaro is going to put up with this.
Kenoh, Kojima (and Kobashi)
Following two frustrating pre matches in which neither the champion or the challenger won over the other, and an escalation in “competition” where Kenoh did press ups backstage next to a fallen Satoshi Kojima in Fukushima, and Kojima demonstrated Lion press ups to Kenoh in Yamagata (who comically appeared in front of him and then attacked him screaming about “The Mark of The Lion” and how if he missed it so much he should wear his new t-shirt), Kenoh sought advice from the master of the lariat, Kenta Kobashi by making a first visit to his gym. Lariats are not something Kenoh has used before, so it will be interesting to see if the teaching he got from Kobashi was how to throw them or how to withstand them.
GHC Heavyweight Tag Champion Humiliation
Satoshi Kojima might have had a frustrating stalemate, but at least Kojima was spared the humiliation that the GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions endured, when again they lost via Masa Kitamiya submitting to Hideki Suzuki in Yamagata. Suzuki had said he was doing a kind of scouting mission as he wanted to know their strengths and weaknesses and the strengths and weaknesses of their techniques. Timothy Thatcher was given a firsthand look, when the champions demonstrated their new tandem move, a double powerbomb, to win the match.
Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi miss events
Go Shiozaki was absent from the 2nd and 3rd July weekend events due to being a close contact with someone with Coronavirus. This necessitated a card change as it was almost last minute. What was last minute (as in about seven minutes before the event started) was Shuhei Taniguchi being withdrawn from the event due to mild heatstroke.
Yoshiki Inamura’s Fire Festival 2022
Although Yoshiki Inamura did not defeat Masato Tanaka, his Fire Festival opened with a time limit draw at thirty minutes. Inamura didn’t feel that he had approached Tanaka with this, but has sworn to beat everyone else and return to NOAH with the sword.
ELSEWHERE IN NOAH
– Tadasuke is wondering why there has been no comeback from the NOAH Junior Regulars regarding his banishment of Haoh (who seems to have vanished off the face of the earth). I think Tadasuke will get his answer when NOAH are back in Tokyo.
– Alejandro greeted the Yamagata crowd as the Fukushima one, to be scolded by Hajime Ohara for his mistake.
– Kenoh’s Michinoku Pro rival, Fujita “Jnr” Hayato, made his return to the ring following a five year absence due to cancer. He named two people he wanted to fight, Hiromu Takahashi and of course, Kenoh. Kenoh says that he should fight Hayato first. Not only did Hayato mention him first, but even by the Japanese (gojūon) syllabary Kenoh (i.e. KE) comes first. Kenoh then returned to his preoccupation that seems to be obsessing him these days, “The Lion Mark” (New Japan logo).
– Kenoh grumbled that he preferred the sea to rivers just before he posted a video of himself doing Lion Push ups by one.
EVENT RECAPS AND POST MATCH INTERVIEWS
- SUNNY VOYAGE 2022
Fukushima Big Palette (Saturday, July 2nd)
- Yamagata Big Wing (Sunday, July 3rd)
- GHC Heavyweight Champion: Satoshi Kojima
Challenger: Kenoh, “ABEMA presents DESTINATION 2022”, Nippon Budokan, 16th July
- GHC Junior Champion: HAYATA
Challenger: Seiki Yoshioka, “ABEMA presents DESTINATION 2022”, Nippon Budokan, 16th July
- GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: Masa Kitamiya & Michael Elgin
Challengers: The Sugiura Army (Hideki Suzuki & Timothy Thatcher), “ABEMA presents DESTINATION 2022”, Nippon Budokan, 16th July
- GHC Junior Tag Champions: STINGER (Chris Ridgeway & Yoshinari Ogawa)
Challengers: Perros Del Mal De Japon (Eita & Kotaro Suzuki), Postponed, replacement date to be advised
- GHC National Champion: Masakatsu Funaki
THIS WEEK IN NOAH
- YOSHIKI INAMURA FIRE FESTIVAL 2022
Friday, July 8th: vs Hide Kubota
Sunday, July 10th
Venue: Fujisan Messe, Shizuoka
Time: 13:00 JST
Broadcast: WrestleUniverse (event will not be streamed live)
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