The battle lines have been drawn in NXT!
Before going inside the sinister steel, advantage must be won! The NXT Universe voted, who competes in tonight’s Advantage Ladder Match?
- Women’s Advantage Ladder Match: Kay Lee Ray VS Dakota Kai; KLR wins advantage for their team at NXT WarGames.
- Andre Chase VS Cameron Grimes; Grimes wins.
- WWE NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match: Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner VS Legado Del Fantasma; Kyle & Wagner win and will challenge Imperium at NXT WarGames.
- All-Inclusive Invitational: Joe Gacy w/ Harland VS ???; Gacy wins.
- Solo Sikoa VS Endris Enofe; Sikoa wins.
- Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta VS Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon; Indi & Persia win.
- Men’s Advantage Ladder Match: Johnny Gargano VS Bron Breakker; Breakker wins advantage for their team at NXT WarGames.
PLAY BY PLAY
Women’s Advantage Ladder Match: Kay Lee Ray VS Dakota Kai!
The teams meet on stage, fans are fired up, and the brawl breaks out! Referees hurry to put a stop to this, only KLR and #CobraKai are to fight! Dakota RAMS KLR into a ladder and knocks it over! Toxic Attraction, Shirai, Raquel and Cora go to the back while Dakota kicks KLR down. Dakota laughs while fans rally for “WAR~ GAMES! WAR~ GAMES!” Dakota puts KLR in the ring, the ref sounds the bell and KLR SUPERKICKS Dakota down! Dakota flops right out of the ring and fans fire up for KLR! She goes up and SUPER SWANTONS Dakota down! Fans lose their minds as KLR looks around and finds a new ladder.
KLR has the ladder but Dakota grabs the other end. They tug-o-war, but KLR RAMS Dakota into the apron! Dakota is stuck, KLR SUPERKICKS her again! Dakota flops down, KLR grins as she brings Dakota up again. Gory Especial, but Dakota fights out to SLAP KLR down! KLR gets up with a scowl and Dakota hurries into the ring! KLR chases her, Dakota bails back out and KLR keeps chasing. Dakota catches KLR to a dragon sleeper! TWISTING DDT to the steel steps! Fans lose their minds all over again while Dakota fidgets and searches for stuff under the ring. Dakota brings out yet another ladder as fans rally for “NXT! NXT!”
Dakota makes this ladder into a ramp but KLR grabs at her foot. Dakota kick KLR away then whips her, only for KLR to reverse and send Dakota into those steps! KLR sees the ladder, puts it in the ring, and looks up at the briefcase. But Dakota yanks the ladder away to throw it down. KLR DIVES right onto Dakota! Dakota hits desk, KLR brings Dakota up to GOURD BUSTER her onto the ladder!! Dakota writhes and clutches her ribs! KLR puts the ladder back in the ring, looks up at the briefcase again, and starts setting the ladder up. “This is Awesome!” as KLR has the ladder under the briefcase and begins to climb. But Dakota gets in to bring KLR down, kick her low and throw her into buckles!
Dakota climbs, reaches out, but KLR yanks her back down! KLR ROCKS Dakota with a forearm and Dakota staggers around. KLR whips Dakota, Dakota reverses and KLR is sent into a ladder again! The ladder tips over, Dakota whips KLR into a corner, then BOOT WASHES! Dakota drags KLR to stomp her down, then she sets the ladder back up. Fans duel as Dakota climbs but KLR throws body shots. Dakota CLUBS KLR down, brings KLR up and bumps her off buckles. Dakota stomps KLR down, digs her boot in, then gives her more stomps. KLR pushes Dakota away and heads for the ladder but Dakota CLUBS her down!
Fans rally, Dakota CLUBS KLR, then CLUBS her again. KLR shoves Dakota, gets around and reels Dakota in for a GOURD BUSTER! Dakota is down, KLR goes up the corner! Dakota BOOTS KLR down! Then DECKS her into a Tree of Woe! Dakota climbs up, to WOE STOMP KLR to the apron!! Fans fire up as both women hit the floor and NXT goes picture in picture.
KLR writhes now, clutching a leg as she tries to get up. Dakota stands up and stomps KLR down. Dakota bumps KLR off the steps, then chokes her! KLR pushes Dakota away but Dakota goes into the ring to climb the ladder. Dakota smiles as she looks at the briefcase but KLR drags her back down. Dakota CLUBS KLR, stomps her, then kicks her around. Dakota climbs again, reaches the top but KLR gets a foot again. Dakota kicks her away, then hops down to shout at her. Dakota stands on KLR’s neck and back, then lets off to taunt the fans. KLR hits Dakota but Dakota CLUBS her down. Dakota straddle attacks KLR down, stomps her more, then drags her around for a HEEL HOOK!
KLR endures, clubs at Dakota’s legs, but Dakota kicks her back down! Dakota keeps on the heel hook, KLR fights back with more stomps from her free leg. KLR gets free, goes to a corner, but Dakota stomps her down! Dakota digs her boot into the bad leg, then lets off to put the leg on the ropes. Dakota PULLS the leg against the ropes, and lets off just to readjust and have a HEEL HOOK in the ropes! KLR endures, NXT returns to single picture, and fans rally and duel. KLR still endures, stomps with her free leg and gets free again. KLR bails out, but Dakota pursues. Dakota grins as KLR slowly stands. Dakota runs in but KLR spins her to a Gory Especial, KLR BOMB to the desk!!
KLR powers through while Toxic Attraction watches backstage. Dakota hurries as KLR climbs with one good leg, and Dakota goes up the other side! KLR and Dakota trade haymakers at the very top! KLR gets the edge, but Dakota blocks to SMACK KLR off the top! KLR falls, Dakota reaches up! Dakota has hands on the case, but she has to unhook the handle! KLR drags Dakota down! Dakota kicks KLR away, focuses her mind, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS KLR!! Fans lose their minds again while Shirai, Raquel, Cora and even Zoey Stark are watching backstage, too. Dakota gets up, climbs again, but KLR drags her back down from under the ladder!
KLR gets Dakota stuck in the rungs, and SLAMS her into a Tree of Woe! Fans are thunderous as KLR climbs up and over Dakota, but Dakota just pulls her down. KLR SUPERKICKS Dakota and Dakota flops out of the Tree! KLR climbs up the ladder, touches the case, and unhooks it! KLR wins!
Winner: Kay Lee Ray (Shirai, Gonzalez, Jade & KLR have the advantage)
Toxic Attraction is furious! Dakota’s sadism may have cost them! Will this be the key to the Scary Queen of Scots, Evil Genius of the Sky, Big Mami Cool and #GenerationJade taking down Dakota, Mandy, Gigi & Jacy?
Andre Chase vents on Twitter.
Cameron Grimes tried to embarrass him in front of his students! Chase promises that this week on NXT, Grimes will get himself a Chase University sized ass-kicking!
The Grizzled Young Veterans sneak around backstage.
James Drake has the key to Brooks Jensen’s locker. He hands it off to Zack Gibson while keeping watch. But Ikemen Jiro still shows up and loudly asks what they’re doing. Gibson hushes him, and says this is a very sensitive operation. Sensitive operation? SHH! SHH! Kushida finds Jiro and Jiro says this is a very sensitive operation, shh. Everyone is hushing each other, but then Brooks & Briggs show up! GYV run off, Brooks asks what they were up top. Kushida says, “Shh!” and Jiro says, “Very sensitive operation.” Uh, okay.
Andre Chase VS Cameron Grimes!
“Professor” Chase is already in the ring and his student section is already fired up as the Carolina Caveman makes his entrance. Chase wants to make this a #TeachableMoment, but will he learn what it is to be a tune-up for Grimes going into his Hair VS Hair match?
The bell rings, the two circle, Grimes gets a leg but Chase hobbles to ropes. Chase turns things around to a facelock, Grimes WRINGS Chase out and tells him to “Kiss Mah Grits!” Chase gets up, Grimes counter punches him and KICKS him down! Grimes brings Chase up to bump off buckles, then whips him to ropes. Chase whips Grimes away but Grimes then puts Chase on the apron. Chase pulls Grimes’ hair to throw him down! Chase gets in, RUNNING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, but Chase jams an elbow into Grimes’ forehead. Chase CLUBS Grimes, whips Grimes to a corner, then stalks up behind him to RAM him into buckles!
Chase gets his student section to spell his name as he stomps away on Grimes. Chase brings Grimes up to scoop but Grimes slips out, shoves and RANAS Chase down! Grimes runs to rally with forearms! Grimes fires up and fans fire up with him! Grimes runs in to JUMP KICK in the corner! Chase falls, Grimes goes up, but Chase gets under the flying attack, only to turn around into a CAVE-IN!
Winner: Cameron Grimes, by pinfall
But Duke Hudson appears to sarcastically congratulate Grimes. Congrats on hi s last victory with a full head of hair. Hudson knows a guy who can do some computer wizardry, and here are some pics of what Grimes would look with different haircuts. First, the Karen. Call the manager on that one. Second, one of those half cuts. Hard to say if it’s half started or half finished. There are a few out here in the fans with that. Fans tell Hudson to shut up but he has the third one, the bowl cut. Fourth Stooge or Dumb, Dumber & Dumbest. And of course, the last one is Hudson’s pick, the full cue ball.
When Hudson humiliated Grimes, apparently Grimes just got more handsome. So Hudson will make him as bald as when he was born. Hudson will take the hair, the beard, and give Grimes a real reason to cry. Grimes sends a message back by throwing Chase into the ring, and bringing out the ELECTRIC CHEERS! But Chase’s top student saves him! Grimes gets a mic and tells Hudson, “I’m shaving you baaald~!” Who ends up fresh faced as a newborn baby this Sunday?
NXT announces the “Old School” representative tonight.
It’s Johnny Gargano! Will it not even matter who steps up from the New School against Johnny Freakin’ Wrestling? The “New School” is arriving at this very moment, so we find out who was chosen, after the break.
NXT, meet Endris Enofe.
All his life, he’s always come across doubters trying to mold him into what they wanted. As a id, he was told he’d never make it out of Inglewood, California. He was always looking over his shoulder. The struggle, the doubt, it was all there. But he signed up to give five and a half years to the military. His service ended with someone telling him that was all he could be and there was nothing else for him. But there he was, surrounded by doubters again. Their words isolated him. Much like his first opponent here tonight, Solo Sikoa, who fought alone on the streets just to prove himself. They’re not so different. But tonight, Endris proves that he has overcome, and he strives to be the Epitome of Excellence!
The “New School” is in the ring!
Alicia Taylor introduces Team NXT 2.0, and informs them that “Team Black ‘n’ Gold” will be represented by Gargano tonight. Before we find out who represents their team, how do they feel about WarGames? Carmelo hears the “Johnny Wrestling!” chants and says we’re looking at the future of the WWE. The Supreme Team meets the Dream Team, and their ice cream only needs one thing. “Ain’t nobody messing with The Kliq!” But Johnny Wrestling, he’s done it all in NXT. He’s had food on his plate for years! Big matches, big moments, championships and action figures, even video games. Melo isn’t asking Gargano to share, he’s saying, “Bring me my plate!”
Melo is the A Champion in NXT, and on Sunday, they’ll know how this goes. When Melo shoots, he don’t miss. We shootin’? Waller tells “Team Hot Dogs ‘n’ Handshakes,” they want the new kids to come in and carry their bags? Tie their bootstraps? Instead, they came in, slapped them in the face, and put it on social media. That is what a good sports entertainer does in 2021! As for that FLOP, LA Knight, Waller would be jealous, too, lad! There’s a fresher, more exciting and more handsome version of him on the scene, and that burns Knight up. But that’s just the #GraysonWallerEffect. Melo applauds that.
Bron Breakker says Ciampa comes out here, calls Bron puppy and even throws out “the math reference,” like Bron is drowning in a pool of his own inexperience. Ciampa wants to preach about his 17 years. Listen, that’s fine! Overlook Team 2.0! This week, at WarGames, they’re coming and will beat Black ‘n’ Gold to then come for the NXT Championship! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Bron bringing up gold? Tony D’Angelo knows about that himself, ‘ey! But enough about him. These four guys, they paved the road that they’re walking on right now, right? Of course he’s right. But that road has some potholes. Those holes need to be filled, with their heads! Starting with Pete Poppins!
Sunday at WarGames, the old school better bring their best, they’re gonna need it! Trick Williams says to talk that talk, Tony! Alicia directs things to the reveal for tonight’s advantage match representative. The winner is… BRON BREAKKER! Fans wanted to see it, and here it is! Bron says he will gladly fight- Gargano interrupts! “What I love about you NXT 2.0 Kids, you live in a unicorn vomit filled fantasy land.” They stand around talking about how they’ll beat the guys who put NXT on the map. Let Gargano tell them something. If not for guys like him, these five wouldn’t have a ring to stand in, and that’s the truth.
But they want to bury all that? Fine. Tonight, they get their opportunity, starting with Bron, “The Big Bad Booty Nephew himself!” But Bron, look. Gargano is here all by himself. But how about Bron showing he isn’t just the nephew, he’s also a man. Leave the team in the back, give the people what they want! Gargano VS Breakker, Ladder match, 1v1, man to man! What does Bron say? “I tell you what. You want a ladder match? I’ll leave my team behind tonight, and will gladly kick your ass!” The battle of young and old goes down in the main event, who gets the advantage for this battle of generations?
Backstage with El Legado Del Fantasma.
Tonight’s a big match, as a win leads to WarGames and the NXT Tag Team Championship match. The only thing in their way is the team of Kyle & Von, who Joaquin Wilde points out they’ve beaten already. They’ll do it again tonight. Raul Mendoza says foot on the ropes, foot not on the ropes, there will be no excuses tonight! Santos Escobar says that history is written by the winners. Hermanos, go out there and write the next chapter. Elektra Lopez says after WarGames, Legado will be draped in gold! That #1 contenders match happens after the break!
MSK are on their way!
Their rental car with its GPS says they’re almost there. Nothing will get in their way. Wait, why did Nash Carter have to say that? Wes Lee is sure something will go wrong now! Nash says Wes should drive next time, then. But the car corrects “dipsh*t” Nash, he’s turning left when he should be turning right. Wait, did the car just- You’ve arrived. About damn time. It only took you five weeks. “The Shaman is inside. Go forth and find your destiny.” Well no idea where this GPS came from, but it better watch its ass. How about Wes watch his? Nash has Wes calm down, they’re here. They exit the car, and they are fired up!
They go up to the building, they have the supplies and each other. Wes, you knock. Nash is all nervous. The door opens, and standing there in the light is… “It’s him.” But who?! Who is the Shaman?!
WWE NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match: Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner VS Legado Del Fantasma!
Controversy in their previous showdown is why the question remains: Who is worthy of the opportunity? Will the rag tag duo of Kyle & Von make it work? Or will this be Wilde’s & Mendoza’s time?
Von starts against Mendoza and fans rally up. They tie up, Wagner tosses Mendoza to a corner then dares him to come back. Mendoza steps up, catches the arm and wrenches to YANK. Wagner CLUBS the arms, Mendoza CHOPS and kicks but Wagner reverses the whip. Mendoza goes out, ENZIGURIS, springboards but Wagner gets under. Mendoza comes back, tilt-o-whirl but Wagner blocks the kick to whip and shoulder tackle Mendoza down! Mendoza goes to a corner, tag to Kyle, Kyle KICKS and Wagner HEADBUTTS, repeat! Kyle drags Mendoza up, wrenches and hammerlocks then headlocks. Mendoza endures the grind, fights his way over and tags in Wilde.
Kyle gets Wilde with a headlock but he powers out. Legado DOUBLE SPINEBUSTERS, then split the wishbone before double basement dropkicks! Cover, ONE! Deep leg hook cover, TWO! Wilde knees, shoves and CLOBBERS Kyle! Cover, TWO! Another deep hook, TWO! Wilde seethes, but he RAMS Kyle into the corner. Tag to Mendoza, he stomps Kyle then CLUBS him. Mendoza CLUBS Kyle again, talks trash, but Kyle trips Mendoza to get the foot! Mendoza gets the ropes then kicks Kyle away. Mendoza kicks Kyle to ropes, whips him to ropes but Kyle reverses. Mendoza sunset flips but Kyle stays up to get the ARMBAR! Mendoza makes it a cover, TWO!
Mendoza kicks Kyle but Kyle boots back! Tag to Wagner, Mendoza whips but Kyle reverses. Mendoza goes up but Kyle stops that for Wagner to LEAP FROG ATTACK! And then waistlock SLAM! Wagner rolls to a cover, TWO! Wagner has a bearhug, and here comes Xyon Quinn? Quinn stares at Escobar and Lopez from across the ring, but Wagner still has Mendoza down as NXT goes to break.
NXT returns while Wilde has Kyle down with a chinlock now. Escobar and Lopez see Quinn approaching, but Escobar puts Lopez in the way. Quinn and Lopez lock eyes as they circle, but Quinn fires off on Escobar! They brawl, Lopez hurries after them. Kyle fights up to thro body shots and ROCK Wilde! Kyle runs but Mendoza is there. Wilde dropkicks Kyle down! Clothesline and tag! Mendoza runs in, clothesline and tag! Wilde runs in to clothesline and tag, then Mendoza does the same! Wilde goes again, then Mendoza tops it off with a GAMANGIRI! Tag to Wilde before Mendoza snap suplexes! Kyle gets up, Wilde SWANTONS! Cover, TWO!
Wilde grows frustrated but Wilde clamps on a chinlock. Kyle fights up but Wilde knees low to turn him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Wilde drags Kyle up, tags Mendoza, they double whip Kyle corner to corner. Kyle boots Mendoza back, then puts Wilde on the apron. Wilde ROCKS Kyle, but Wagner BOOTS Wilde! Kyle crawls, Mendoza anchors a foot! Kyle hops up, tag to Wagner! Wagner fires off on Mendoza, reels him in and LARITS! Then a LEG LARIAT! Wagner whips Mendoza for a POWERSLAM! Wilde gets in, for a COMPLETE SHOT! Wagner gets Mendoza up, OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!!
Wagner drags Mendoza up, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but Mendoza dropkicks legs out! Wagner hits buckles, but he pops Mendoza up. Mendoza lands on the ropes to springboard missile dropkick Wagner down! Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” as both men crawl. Hot tags to Wilde and Kyle! Kyle fires off forearms but so does Wilde! Wilde gets the edge but Kyle comes back with more! They keep going, back and forth, faster and faster! Fans are loving it! Wilde gets the edge but Kyle KICKS, KNEES and sweeps! Wilde jumps that and ROCKS Kyle! Kyle yoyos but Wilde dodges! Wilde blocks a kick to DDT!
Fans fire up for “LEGADO! LEGADO!” but Wilde SLAPS Wagner! Wagner gets in, the ref has to keep him back! Wilde signals to Mendoza, he runs in, but Wagner dumps him out! Kyle knees Wilde, tags Wagner in, and Wagner pops Wilde up for the KICK! Then HIGH LOW!! Cover, Wagner & Kyle win!!
Winners: Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championships)
Wagner may be green but he’s got a THREE-TIME tag team champion to guide him! Will they bring that #TotalAnnihilation to Imperium at WarGames?
Backstage interview with Imperium.
They just learned who their challengers will be. Their thoughts? They both answer in German and Italian but realize “these people” need a chance to understand. So in English, Marcel Barthel says “It does not matter.” But Kyle & Von show up to say they’ve bounced back. These misfits are ONE WIN AWAY from those titles. See you at WarGames, dumbasses! Barthel keeps Fabian Aichner calm, but will Kyle & Von unleash on Imperium and take those titles away?
NXT, here’s another Tiffany Epiphany.
Tiffany says that since she was born, her daddy called her a princess. A princess should always have the best cars, shop at the best boutiques, and wear the best clothes. Who looks at the price tags anyway? It’s just numbers. And where she shops, Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays don’t exist. Daddy says she can have anything she wants. Tiffany Stratton is on her way, but how will she fare actually putting in the work?
All-Inclusive Invitational: Joe Gacy w/ Harland VS ???
Gacy and his hulking cohort are in the ring as he introduces himself. Standing here is how they believe the future of the NXT Cruiserweight Division will be. They believe the reign of Roderick Strong has created a “toxic and unrealistic environment,” for both the fans and the competitors. In the world of Gacy, this division won’t be about specific height requirements, weight shaming, or even gender bias standing in the way of progression. Tonight, he invited three competitors to give them his best in front of the world as he prepares to dethrone Strong at NXT “Conflict Resolution.” So please, sit back, relax and enjoy your glimpse at the future.
Gacy first starts against #ThaKid. They circle, tie up, Gacy facelocks but Tha Kid slips right out. They tie up again, Tha Kid headlocks but Gacy powers out to run him over. Things speed up, Tha Kid tilt-o-whirls but Gacy stays up. Tha Kid facelocks, Gacy shoves him away but Tha Kid mule kicks then dropkicks! Gacy gets mad and BOOTS him down! Then stomps him to a corner! Gacy clotheslines, reel shim in and hits an URENAGE! Gacy hauls Tha Kid up, and GUT WRENCH POWERBOMBS! Cover, Gacy wins this first round!
Winner: Joe Gacy, by pinfall
Gacy helps Tha Kid up, and gives him a hug to show no hard feelings. Gacy gets the mic to say, “Now, I would love to give this young lady an opportunity.” Tesha Price steps into the ring, the bell rings and they circle. This is historic in that it’s co-ed, but here comes the Diamond Mine! Malcolm Bivens says Gacy didn’t need to create this spectacle. But y’know what’s missing? Legitimacy! So how about a legitimate fighter, like teh NXT Cruiserweight Champion, steps up? What Gacy’s done is saying this is history tonight, because this is the first, and the very last, All-Inclusive Invitational. At WarGames, Strong and Diamond Mine shut Gacy up for good!
Gacy tells Mr. Bivens that there is no need for this aggression. Gacy respects the passion, but please leave the others outside so that Gacy can talk to Strong person to person. Oooh~! Bivens and Strong step up to the ring and Bivens says Gacy’s done messed up now. Gacy asks Mr. Strong if he allows Mr. Bivens to always speak for him. Strong says he’s done with talking. Strong DECKS Gacy, the invitational is done, and Strong even decks Gacy’s heavyweight guest! But Gacy handsprings and LARIATS Strong down! Harland gets Gacy out of the ring before the Creed Brothers rush in, and fans want to see this fight one way or another!
Will Gacy open the gates when he wins the title? Or will Strong slam them shut when he retains?
Backstage interview with Solo Sikoa.
McKenzie asks him about his mask with Endris Enofe, and how Endris made reference to him. Solo says he gets it. Endris is from the streets of Inglewood. He was in the military, too. But this ain’t the military or Inglewood. Endris steps to the Street Champion of the Island. That right there is a challenge. But Boa walks up, straining to keep the power of Tian Sha contained. Solo says sorry, he can’t understand him. Boa’s on his own with this one. Solo heads out, will he prove there is a difference between him and the rest?
Solo Sikoa VS Endris Enofe!
Both men have been fighting against doubt and the odds for their whole lives, but the difference between these two is that only one can win! Who lives up to their own expectations as they collide here tonight?
The bell rings, Solo and Endris circle. They tie up, Endris headlocks but Solo powers out to run him over. Endris gets up, Solo eggs him on. Endris comes back, Solo gets the arm and wrenches to an elbow breaker! Robert Stone is watching from the ramp now as Solo has a chinbar. Solo sees Stone taking notes, he wrings Endris but Endris gets up to waistlock. Solo gets free, KICKS a leg, and then runs to FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, TWO! Solo drags Endris back up, to KICK him back down! Solo stomps away, Stone likes what he sees, but Endris throws body shots. Solo CLUBS Endris, whips him to ropes but Endris dodges to jump, into a SWINGING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up with Solo and he stomps Endris down. Solo CHOPS Endris down, but Endris avoids the elbow drop to PENALTY KICK! Endris shouts out his frat, STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, ONE!! Endris hurries to run and BASEMENT BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Endris snarls, drags Solo up, but Solo tosses him away! Endris rebounds but into a KICK! Solo snarls, fans fire up with him, and he body shots, haymakers from all sides, then URAKENS! KICK to the leg, BUZZSAW to the head! Then the SENTON! Cover, TWO! Endris survives the onslaught but Solo runs in at the corner, only to miss! Endris dodges to fire off haymakers!
Endris has Solo in a corner but Solo shoves him down! Endris dropkicks back! Endris runs in to KNEE Solo, then he hops up and leaps, CROSSBODY! Endris fires up, he brings Solo up, DDT! Endris then hurries to a corner, climbs up, 450, but Solo dodges! Endris rolls through and Solo gets him for a SAMOAN DROP! Solo climbs now, FLYING SPLASH! Cover, Solo wins!
Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall
But BOA attacks! He’s in full Tian Sha form as he HELL STABS Solo’s neck! Endris CLUBS Boa but Boa just grabs Endris! Solo runs back in but Boa retreats! Solo wins tonight, and he shows respect to Endris. Will they both have to watch out for Boa creeping in the shadows?
Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta talk backstage.
They have to focus. They can’t lose like last week. But then a phone rings and Indi answers. Is this Indi Hartwell? Yes. This is Parker Sullivan, from the hospital. Dexter Lumis is… missing. What?! Well they can’t find him, he’s gone. Is Persia gonna have to do a handicap match? Indi says no, she’ll be fine. But what about Dexter? Persia’s sure he’ll be fine. For now, they have their match! They gotta go! Indi hurries off with Persia, but will she have problems focusing on anything other than Lumis?
NXT Media interviews Xyon Quinn.
How’d that fight with Santos earlier end? “End? The way I see it, it’s only just begun.” But Lopez finds him. She tells him to relax, she’s here alone. She wishes he wouldn’t mess with Legado. But she admires someone who marches to the beat of their own drum. She wishes him luck against Escobar next week. He’ll need it.
Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta VS Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon!
First Lumis gets hurt and now he’s gone missing! Will Mrs. Lumis be able to focus? Or will love cost her another win?
Indi starts against Feroz but she’s spacing out again. Feroz shoves her so Indi shoves back. Feroz fires off forearms and kicks, but Indi shoves her away again. Feroz leaps, Indi catches her, but Feroz slips out to KICK a leg out! Feroz shoves Indi down, has the leg and DDT’s the foot! And then again! And then she twists the foot in a standing toehold. Indi endures, kicks free, but Leon tags in. Feroz gets Indi up, Leon climbs up, missile dropkick! Leon does a dance before the STANDING MOONSAULT! Leon gets a leg and turns Indi for the HALF CRAB! Indi endures, Persia coaches her up, Indi reaches out. “Do it for Dexter!” That gets Indi to fire up!
Indi powers out, tag sin Persia, and Persia BOOTS Leon! She CLOBBERS Feroz, CLOBBERS Leon, then scoops and SNAKE EYES Leon! Leon staggers into a fireman’s carry and SIT OUT FACEBUSTER! Cover, Persia & Indi win!
Winners: Persia Pirotta & Indi Hartwell, by pinfall
Now that was impressive! Indi is still worried, but will she and Persia be able to fight up towards the tag titles #ForDexter?
“Those who talk the most usually have nothing to say.”
But in NXT, it’s different. A locker room full of stars who back it up. He won’t talk about what he’ll do, he’ll just show us. He isn’t what NXT wants, he’s what NXT needs. He is Draco Anthony, and his actions will speak louder than their words.
Men’s Advantage Ladder Match: Johnny Gargano VS Bron Breakker!
Johnny Wrestling got the “Big Booty Nephew” to do things his way, and this will truly be 1v1! Will Gargano continue to show why he is the heart of NXT? Or will Bron break Gargano and take the advantage for the new school?
NXT returns and Bron makes his entrance. The bell rings and Gargano eyes the briefcase while he and Bron circle. They tie up, Bron shoves Gargano down and flexes. Gargano smirks and nods as he and Bron circle again. Gargano rolls to get a leg, but Bron headlocks back. Gargano brings Bron down, steps over, headlocks but Bron powers up and powers out. Bron rusn Gargano over again and runs, but Gargano stays low. Bron facelocks, gator rolls and deadlifts to a suplex! Bron even holds Gargano up with one arm as he walks around before the SLAM! Bron fires up, fans fire up and bark as he puts Gargano in a corner.
Bron RAMS his shoulder in, and again, and again. Fans duel, Bron whips but Gargano RANAS! Bron staggers up into a dropkick! Bron bails out, Gargano hurries to PLANCHA! Direct hit and down goes Bron! Fans fire up as Gargano goes to get the big ladder on the ramp! But Bron CLUBS him and the ladder falls. Bron scoops Gargano to SNAKE EYES him off the apron! Bron fetches the ladder now, puts that in the ring, but he avoids the baseball slide! Bron SMACKS Gargano with the ladder, puts the ladder back in, then stands it up. Gargano gets in to climb the ladder! Bron shakes Gargano off, pushes the ladder down but Gargano fires off forearms!
Bron forearms back, breaks through the discus and then POWERSLAMS Gargano down! Bron throws Gargano out, gets the ladder again and stands it back up. Bron climbs, Gargano gets to the apron. Bron runs over, into the SLINGSHOT SPEAR! Gargano goes right up the ladder, paws at the briefcase, but Bron drags him down! Gargano dodges, swings through the ladder to dropkick, then shoves the ladder into Bron! Bron and ladder go down, Bron bails out> Gargano takes aim, builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Bron tumbles over the desk! Fans are thunderous as NXT goes picture in picture!
Gargano checks his leg, he didn’t have the best landing out of that, either. Bron drags himself up from the armchairs but Gargano sets the desk hood up against the desk itself. Gargano ROCKS Bron with a forearm, but Bron hits back! Gargano THROWS Bron onto the hood and cracks it! Bron flops to the floor, Gargano catches his breath, and he takes the desk hood to SLAM it down on Bron! Gargano drags Bron up to throw haymakers, then goes to the steps to walk up to the apron. Gargano gets in the ring, gets the ladder back up, but Bron crawls in. Gargano throws more forearms, Bron ROCKS Gargano back! Gargano staggers but he kicks low and throws more forearms.
Bron gets Gargano for a Belly2Belly! Both men are down but crawling for the ladder. NXT returns to single picture as fans are thunderous again! Gargano and Bron climb opposite sides, but they brawl up top! Bron gets the edge, knocks Gargano down, but Gargano comes back to tip the ladder! Bron tumbles through the ropes and to the floor! Gargano hurries to get the ladder back up as fans fire up again! But Bron returns to run and RAM the ladder into Gargano! The ladder even falls on Gargano! Bron drags Gargano up, clinches, and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes! Fans say, “This is Awesome!” as Bron sets the ladder up against ropes.
Bron gets Gargano up but Gargano fires off forearms! Only to run into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly onto the ladder!! Fans lose their minds while Gargano writhes in pain! Bron snarls, gets Gargano back up, and sets him against the ladder. Bron goes around to the corner, climbs up and ELBOW DROPS onto ONLY ladder as Gargano moves!! Bron writhes in pain now after that crash and burn! Gargano drags the ladder off the ropes, picks it up and sets it on the top rope. But Bron throws body shots and low knees! Bron choke grips Gargano to whip, but Gargano ducks the ladder! Gargano drop toeholds Bron into the ladder battering ram!
Bron is down, Gargano adjusts the ladder’s position, then climbs up. Bron stops Gargano with haymakers, and smacks him off the ladder. Gargano is across the ladder, Bron trophy lifts Gargano and ladder, but Gargano slips off! SUPERKICK to Bron and the ladder! And then another SUPERKICK! Bron drops the ladder, Gargano calls upon the powers of DIY! Bron flips Gargano off, so Gargano SUPERKICKS him even harder!! Fans are thunderous as Gargano gets up, hobbles over to the ladder, then drags Bron up. Bron RAMS Gargano into a corner, Gargano elbows away on Bron. Gargano goes up but Bron throws body shots. Gargano hits back but Bron still climbs the corner.
Bron brings the straps down, stands on the very top, SUPER STEINER! Both men are down and fans are electric! Bron gets up, goes to the ladder, brings it up and fans again declare “This is Awesome!” Gargano throws forearms to stop Bron from climbing, then ROLLING ELBOWS! And another ROLLING ELBOW! Bron stops the third to trophy lift Gargano, only for Gargano to hit a DDT!! Gargano crawls to the ladder, but so does Bron. They both climb, fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Gargano SMACKS Bron with the briefcase! Bron falls, Gargano steadies himself, but Bron is right back up! Bron yanks Gargano off to a POWERSLAM!!
Bron gets back up, goes up the ladder, and has the briefcase! Team 2.0 wins!!
Winner: Bron Breakker (Breakker, Hayes, D’Angelo & Waller have the advantage)
You can call him the Big Booty Nephew, but now the odds drastic go down for Team Black ‘n’ Gold! But speaking of, Ciampa, Knight and Dunne regroup with Gargano, and they rush the ring! WarGames comes early and the fans are loving this! But how much more insane will it get with these eight inside the double ring, double cage construct of destruction!?
This was a great go-home to WarGames for NXT, as well as still setting up things outside of the… Well, it isn’t a “TakeOver” because it’s not in the name, but it isn’t a PPV because you have to have the Peacock or WWE Network for it. “Special event,” I guess? Well anyway, bookending the episode with the ladder matches was the right choice. Gives you a reason to start, gives you a reason to stick around. Great brawl from the women’s teams, Dakota having the edge to start definitely felt like a set-up for KLR to win. The Faces winning here makes me think the Heels win at WarGames, thereby strengthening Toxic Attraction per Vince’s wishes.
Grimes VS Chase was definitely just tune-up filler so Grimes has momentum going into Hair VS Hair. The promos from Hudson and Grimes after weren’t that good, but you can’t really do a whole lot with Hair VS Hair other than saying, “You’re gonna be bald, loser!” Kinda wish Hudson had a tune-up, too, for Grimes to taunt him during. That would’ve been good build in the go-home. We’re being introduced to a lot of new people really quickly with Tiffany Stratton getting a second video, then being introduced to Draco Anthony, and then we met Endris Enofe on the same night he debuts and then loses to Solo Sikoa.
Boa going Tian Sha like a Jekyll & Hyde continues to be a pretty good story for him, and I like that he’s going after a guy with (at least in kayfabe) some real grit and fighting experience. Solo VS Boa is going to be a pretty good one to see. Also, I just figured out who that person napping on the couch is. That’s Karen Q. Since she’s not being Mei Ying anymore, she’s just snoozing until creative knows what the hell to do with her. Should’ve been her and Xia Li as a tag team while they were all still in NXT, but oh well. Indi & Persia get another quick win thanks to Persia, and I wonder if tension builds where Persia feels Indi is too hooked on Dexter to be a good tag partner or friend.
For that matter, I think Robert Stone could have a really interesting new Robert Stone Brand. He was scouting Persia before, he was scouting Solo this week, but he could easily switch and recruit Endris as a swerve. If not for WWE moving the pieces around, the Franky Monet Brand could’ve added more members, but maybe Stone gets a resurgence to give us another co-ed faction on the level of the Diamond Mine. Diamond Mine crashing the All-Inclusive Invitational is only a minor bummer, as I thought we’d at least see Gacy and Tesha Price tie up. I feel like Gacy is riding that Tweener line since Diamond Mine aren’t Faces, but I still don’t see Gacy winning to create some kind of NXT Open Division.
I think this week’s MSK segment was the best one because it was hilarious with the banter from the GPS. But what a tease to show us a silhouette but nothing else of “The Shaman.” Kyle & Von winning was of course going to happen, they’re Faces and Imperium are Heels. I wish Von had an insult in German ready just to throw it Imperium’s face that Americans can learn/know more than English. Xyon showing up to brawl with Escobar was great, and their match next week will hopefully be a very good showing for Xyon. Too bad we haven’t gotten Walter in NXT 2.0, we could’ve had 3v3v3 of Imperium VS Legado VS Quinn-Kyle-Von somehow.
Then the men’s advantage match was good stuff. Gargano was the natural choice, and then Team 2.0 had pretty decent promos to talk trash on the “Black ‘n’ Gold” team. Gargano had a great promo on Bron, though, and “Big Booty Nephew” was a great deep cut reference to Scott Steiner. They had a great ladder match, and I figured that with the Faces getting advantage for the women, the Heels (which yes, each member of 2.0 outside of Bron is a clear Heel) would win for the men. The brawl was a great way to end, fans ate the entire main event segment up, and it was a classic WWE way to end. But I can’t be sure who wins. Team 2.0 has advantage, the brawl keeps things even as far as the math, but I can’t be sure Black ‘n’ Gold wins if this is NXT 2.0 and it’s all about the new kids now.
My Score: 8.9/10
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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