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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (11/9/21)

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NXT Coverage 2021

Toxic Attraction is in action!

Io Shirai and KC Squared are aiming for the NXT Women’s and Women’s Tag Team Champions, Toxic Attraction, all in one Six Woman Tag match!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Woman Tag: Toxic Attraction VS Io Shirai, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter; Toxic Attraction wins.
  • Kay Lee Ray VS Sarray; KLR wins.
  • Boa VS Joe Gacy; Gacy wins, by disqualification.
  • The Creed Brothers w/ Diamond Mine VS Jacket Time; The Creed Brothers win.
  • Cameron Grimes VS Ru Feng; Grimes wins.
  • Triple Threat: Solo Sikoa VS Grayson Waller VS LA Knight; Sikoa wins.
  • Elektra Lopez VS Erica Yan; Lopez wins.
  • Pete Dunne VS Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams; Dunne wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Medical update on Zoey Stark.

As she tweeted out herself today, she tore her ACL and meniscus in Toxic Attraction’s backstage attack. But the bad news for them is that Stark’s surgery went great and she’s already starting rehab. She vows to be back better and stronger, with those three as her prime targets. But for now, she’s cheering on the trio of Shirai, Kacy & Kayden! Speaking of which…

Six Woman Tag: Toxic Attraction VS Io Shirai, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter!

Mandy Rose leads the way as she, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne show off their titles. But will the new champions find themselves on their heels when the Evil Genius and the TikTok sensations come knocking?

The trios sort out and Mandy starts against Kayden. These two circle, tie up and Mandy waistlocks to SLAM Kayden down. Kayden gets up, shakes that off and fans are dueling hard. They tie up again, Kayden wrenches, trips Mandy and talks some smack to the champ! Mandy shoves her away, they go again, and then break. Mandy sucker punches Shirai just because! The ref is busy with Shirai, but Kayden waistlocks Mandy. Mandy elbows out hard, brings Kayden around and tags Gigi. They mug Kayden, whip and Gigi forearms! Gigi whips, forearms Kayden again, then snapmares her down to KICK her in the back.

Gigi swaggers, mocks Kacy and Shirai, then throws more forearms. Gigi runs, RANAS Kayden to ropes, Jacy tags in and KNEES Kayden down! Jacy slingshots in to NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Jacy mockingly says, “Oh, it’s a party?” She brings Kayden up but Kayden spins through to SLAP her! And CHOP her! Kayden facelocks, Jacy powers out and ENZIGURIS! Kayden goes to ropes, boots back, and Shirai tags in to scoop and SLAM Jacy down! Fans fire up as Shirai handstands to a knee drop! Cover, TWO! Shirai keeps cool as she drags Jacy up, underhooks but Jacy slips out to ROCK her with a forearm! Shirai blocks the boot to DRAGON SCREW Jacy down!

Jacy crawls to enemy territory and Shirai back elbows in! Tag to Kayden, she tags Kacy and they double whip to trip and basement BOOT Jacy! Kacy slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO! Kacy brings Jacy up but Jacy powers her to the Toxic corner! Jacy rams in, tags Mandy, and Mandy kicks Kacy to then scoop. Kacy slips out, shoves and runs to til-o0whirl and headscissor Mandy out! Mandy flounders on the outside, Kacy TORNILLO PLANCHAS! Direct hit and Toxic Attraction hurries to help their leader. Kacy helps Kayden get up for a SUPER CROSSBODY! Down go the tag champions, Shirai spots Mandy on the other side! Shirai runs but Mandy gets in to SPINEBUSTER!

Mandy soaks up the heat as fans boo, and NXT goes picture in picture. Mandy drags Shirai up but KC Squared gets in to stop her. Gigi & Jacy get in but they get double dropkicks! Toxic Attraction regroups on the outside again, fans are all fired up! Things calm down, Kacy dares someone to get in. Mandy does, Kacy gets around her to waistlock but Mandy switches to CLUB Kacy down. Mandy brings Kacy around, wrenches and wristlocks then tries to whip. Kacy digs her heels in to block that, then she gets away! Hot tags to Shirai and Gigi! Shirai drags Gig right down to a CROSSFACE! Gigi endures, flails, claws her way over, but Shirai kicks the rope to roll it back!

Gigi endures, slips out, but Shirai rolls her up, TWO! Gigi gets up but Shirai kicks her low. Shirai throws forearms and a double CHOP! Then another forearm, another CHOP, and she trips Gigi up to dig both boots in, then hit a SWINGING DOUBLE KNEE! Tag to Kacy, she brings Gigi up and goes for the arm. Gigi resists, endures as Kacy grinds the shoulder, and powers up to a waistlock. Kacy switches, Gigi bucks her off, but runs into a drop toehold! Kacy gets a headlock, Gigi fights up and spins Kacy around and around to a facelock. Kacy trips Gigi up to a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Kacy is staring down Jacy! Gigi CLOBBERS Kacy from behind!

Gigi chokes Kacy on the ropes while Jacy talks trash. The ref counts, Mandy tags in and they mug Kacy. Mandy talks trash and puts on a body scissors to squeeze Kacy! Kacy endures, Mandy thrashes her around, and NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally, Mandy adds a chinlock but Kacy still endures. Kacy fights, powers back to a cover, ONE! Mandy lets Kacy go but gets a foot! Kacy hops, Mandy reels her in for an inverted gut wrench suplex! Cover, TWO! Mandy wraps on a body scissors squeeze again but Kacy endures. Fans rally and duel, Kacy pries at the hold, and she throws elbows! Mandy keeps hold with the legs but Kacy keeps throwing elbows!

Kacy gets free again, hops on one foot, but lands on her feet out of the suplex! She scurries under, kicks Mandy away, hot tag to Shirai! Gigi tags in but Shirai rallies on her with big shoulders! Shirai scoops and SLAMS Gigi down, then stomps her to a corner. Fans fire up as Shirai stomps a mudhole into Gigi! Shirai drags Gigi back up, but Gigi hits a STUNNER! Tag to Mandy but Shirai rallies on her with shoulders now! And a FLAPJACK! Shirai watches Mandy flounder to a corner, goes corner to corner, SHINKANSEN! Cover, TWO! Gigi hits Shirai just because! The ref reprimands, Shirai goes to the corner, OVER THE MOONSAULT! Cover, Jacy breaks this one!

KC Squared throws Gigi & Jacy out! Fans fire up, Mandy and Shirai crawl around. Shirai reaches out, Mandy anchors a foot. Mandy drags Shirai back, Gigi tags in. Gigi goes for a senton but misses as Shirai moves! Hot tag to Kayden! Kayden rallies on Gigi now, lariats and a DROPKICK! Jacy mouths off but gets kicked down! Kayden whips Gigi into Jacy at the corner, then she hits them with a BIG forearm smash! DYNAMIC KICK for Jacy! Kayden whips Gigi, Gigi reverses but Kayden wheelbarrows to a SUPERKICK! Then a wrench and hook up to a BLADE RUNNER! Gigi is in a daze, Kayden goes up top! But Jacy distracts her! Kacy CLOBBERS her, then Shirai DECKS Mandy!

But Gigi arm-drags Kayden off the top! Wrench and hook up, COBRA TWIST DRIVER! Cover, Toxic Attraction wins!

Winners: Toxic Attraction, by pinfall

The numbers game still works out, as Gigi finds a way to win it for her team! Will the Toxic Era of the NXT Women’s Division continue on and heat up the winter?

 

Backstage interview with Pete Dunne.

McKenzie wants his thoughts on Tony D’Angelo’s comments. If Tony wants to make a name for himself, he knows where to find Dunne. When Tony’s ready, he can come chat with the Baddest Man in NXT. Trick Williams & Carmelo Hayes walk in, and Trick doubts Dunne’s the baddest man in NXT. But he is the baddest man on Twitter. Melo & Trick are in Dunne’s face, calling him a bum, his mama a bobblehead, and his daddy a boot licker. If you want to fight, strap up the boots and make the ring talk. They’re #BoutItBoutIt. What is he on about? Melo says that maybe Dunne will understand The A Champion better.

What part didn’t he understand? Where Melo said he doesn’t care what Dunne thinks? Or where Dunne can kiss Melo’s ass? How about the part where Dunne breaks their fingers. Go on, get outta here. Trick & Melo head out, will Dunne prove he’s worthy of the A Championship to the A Champion’s face?

 

MSK’s journey continues.

But they’re tiring out. Wes Lee asks if they’re there yet. Nash Carter knows they’re close. He can sense it. Look look look! “I have moved. You can find me at…” Wait what?! They have to go even further now?! Carter tries to get Lee to accept they still have to see the guru. Fine, fine. But they are NOT walking. Okay, they can get scooters. No way, this place is 420 miles away. They’re flying. Alright, Carter’s fly. Okay no more supplies for him. They also gotta shower, and get changes of clothes. Meet back at airport. Does that mean they join the Mile High Club? Is that what that means? Uh, only one way to find out!

 

Kay Lee Ray VS Sarray!

Toxic Attraction lingers on the ramp to enjoy their victory, but the Scary Queen of Scots blows right past them. Will KLR use the Warrior of the Sun as a stepping stone towards that NXT Women’s Championship?

NXT returns and Sarray has made her entrance. The bell rings and Sarray offers a handshake. KLR takes it, only to reel her in for a lariat! KLR stomps Sarray around and fans boo. KLR forearms Sarray to a corner, whips her corner to corner and runs in to corner clothesline! KLR laughs as she looms over Sarray, then stands on Sarray’s head! KLR lets off to bring Sarray up and whip. Sarray blocks, slips around and springboard arm-drags! KLR flounders up, Sarray wheelbarrows and rolls to DOUBLE STOMPS! And then BUZZSAWS! KLR gets up, Sarray throws forearms but KLR throws forearms back! KLR winds up to DECK Sarray! Cover, ONE as Sarray goes Matrix!

KLR throws Sarray down by her hair! KLR stands on Sarray’s head again, then kicks her to the corner. KLR drags Sarray up to whip corner to corner. Sarray reverses, runs in and back elbows! Sarray brings KLR around to whip to the corner, but KLR dodges the elbow this time to stomp her! KLR goes up , and hits an ELEVATED DDT! Cover, TWO! KLR sneers and drags Sarray up to throw forearms. Fans rally and duel as KLR stomps Sarray down, whips her to ropes, but Sarray ducks and dodges to roll KLR up! TWO! But Sarray has a leg for the DEEP HALF CRAB!! KLR is more like a scorpion right now as she reaches for the ropes! KLR drags herself forward to the ROPEBREAK!

Sarray keeps cool as she stomps KLR down. Sarray brings KLR around and fires up to PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! KLR survives but Sarray keeps after her. Sarray stands KLR up, reels her in but KLR fights with elbows. KLR then SUPERKICKS Sarray to ropes! Sarray comes back to HEEL KICK! KLR is down, Sarray goes to the ropes, but KLR dodges the Sunray Dropkick! KLR BOOTS Sarray out of the ring, goes out after her, reels her in to Gory Especial, and KLR BOMB to the desk!! Fans fire up, KLR drags Sarray back into the ring, and she hooks Sarray for another KLR BOMB!! Cover, KLR wins!

Winner: Kay Lee Ray, by pinfall

The vicious streak is still intact, will it lead KLR to another women’s title reign?

 

Backstage interview with Joe Gacy.

We saw Boa going through “some issues,” but why did Gacy want this match with him? “Every single one of us has to go through changes. We all hide our true feelings by hiding behind a mask.” Gacy sees what Boa is going through, and his heart goes out to him. It just seems that Boa feel she needs to hide his true self. That is a genuine tragedy. No one should have to hide, and hopefully through their match, Boa can see that. The same goes for Harland. Harland shouldn’t have to feel uncomfortable in his own skin. Gacy knows Harland is out there. Wherever he is, he should reach out to Gacy. Gacy is doing this for “us.” Will Gacy break through to Boa in their match? Or will Boa just break Gacy?

 

Bron Breakker speaks on being part of the WWE UK Tour.

It was an honor for him to perform in England. The fans all around the world made this the greatest time of his life. It was his first performance in front of a large scale crowd, and he got to talk and learn from a lot of big names from Raw and SmackDown. He’s getting that PhD Ciampa was talking about, and is planning on kicking Ciampa’s ass to become champion!

 

Boa VS Joe Gacy!

Xia Li has moved on to SmackDown, and Mei Ying has suddenly disappeared. Boa is the last piece of Tian Sha standing, but will Gacy’s message of inclusion show him he doesn’t have to do this all alone?

The bell rings, Gacy tries to reason with Boa but Boa kicks his handshake away. Boa kicks more, Gacy dodges, headlocks and holds tight as Boa tries to power out. Boa powers up to power Gacy to ropes, and Gacy lets go. Gacy then sucker punches Boa! Boa scowls, runs in but is put on the apron! Gacy storms over, Boa ROCKS him with a forearm then shoulder sin. Boa slingshots to sunset flip, TWO! Boa dropkicks Gacy down! Gacy wants Boa to wait, but Boa shows no mercy! So Gacy throws him into ropes! And scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Gacy throws hands on Boa, then EuroUppers. Gacy drags Boa up to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO!

Gacy clamps onto Boa with a neck wrench but fans rally behind Boa as he endures. Boa fights up, fans rally, and Boa powers Gacy into a corner! Gacy clamps on again but Boa rams him into buckles then arm-drags him away! Boa blocks the clothesline, then blocks the kick to spin Gacy and KICK him down! Boa clinches to throw knees, then whips Gacy to ropes for a KNEE! And then back the other way for another knee! Boa wrenches, reels Gacy in, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Boa roars and brings Gacy up. Boa whips, Gacy reverses, but Boa BOOTS back! Gacy is down, fans rally for Boa, but then the lights start flickering?

Boa raises a hand, and the power of Tian Sha is building! He choke grips Gacy and has him at the ropes! The ref counts, Boa won’t stop! The ref calls for the bell!

Winner: Joe Gacy, by disqualification

Boa lets Gacy go, and then leaves the ring without a word. Gacy smiles, because he and Harland did it. If by surviving, then yes, he did survive. But what exactly is going on with Boa? Will anyone be brave enough to find out?

 

NXT shares a Halloween Havoc interview with Kushida & Jiro.

While dressed up as amateur wrestlers to mock the Creed Brothers, they told McKenzie that they are more than ready to “CRUSH the Creed Brothers!” Jiro had a great idea! Since they’re both Japanese wrestlers, their team name should be “Japanese Japanese!” No no no, Kushida doesn’t like that idea. He is about time travel, Jiro is about jackets. They are therefore #JacketTime!

The Diamond Mine is watching this interview while training.

At this point, Malcolm Bivens is furious and he has them turn the video off. “Look at these Milli Vanillies impersonating world class athletes! While these dweebs were pretending to be at ComicCon, the NXT Cruiserweight Champion was beating Odyssey Jones as if Odyssey owed him money.” And maybe he does. But Julius & Brutus, you need to bring that same energy tonight against Jiro & Kushida. Because it’s Diamond Mine FOREVER. Will Jacket Time be over before it barely begins?

 

Backstage interview with Solo Sikoa.

A huge debut for him last week, but then Grayson Waller walks in to interrupt. Does Solo remember his debut at Halloween Havoc? Grayson gave him the intro but then Solo threw him out. Well Grayson heard LA Knight talking trash, saying Solo’s called that cuz he gets no girls. LA Knight walks in now and says Grayson’s spreading lies. Knight knows everyone knows that if he says something, he says it to your face! He’ll call out Grayson for wearing a jacket four sizes too big to the ring, and that Solo should put on shoes. Solo says he’s from the streets, where they handle issues like men. Three men enter, one man leaves.

Wait, three? Grayson got dragged into this by Knight, but Knight says this is Grayson’s fault! But will they both lose to the Street Champion of the Island?

 

The Creed Brothers w/ Diamond Mine VS Jacket Time!

Julius & Brutus already ruined the in-ring debut of this team over on 205 Live, but now it’s time for some payback! Will the Time Splitter and Handsome One make this their time to shine?

The teams sort out, Jiro and Julius start. Julius shoots in, picks Jiro up, spins around and TOSSES him down! Julius rains down hammering hands but Jiro gets a leg guard up. Julius drags Jiro over and tags in his brother. Julius feeds Jiro to Brutus for a SPINEBUSTER! Brutus stalks up to Jiro, waistlocks again, but Jiro drops and trips and handsprings to show off the jacket. Brutus gets mad, he gets another waistlock but Jiro headlocks. Brutus powers out, the two ram shoulders, Jiro ducks the punch to return with a shoulder tackle! Brutus doesn’t budge! Jiro counters to a wrench and wristlock, tag to Kushida for an ax handle on the arm!

Kushida wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Brutus shoots in to fireman’s carry takedown! Brutus brings Kushida up, tags Julius, and Julius scoops for an EXPLODER! Julius brings Kushida around for a HALF HATCH! Julius tags Brutus in, they double whip Kushida to ropes, but he handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! Hot tag to Jiro! Jiro unleashes JACKET PUNCHES on Brutus! Then the DISCUS JACKET PUNCH! Julius storms in but into a JACKET PUNCH! Kushida gets in, he and Jiro handspring kick the brothers down! Fans fire up as Jacket Time stands tall and NXT goes to break!

NXT returns and Kushida hits an AX HANDLE on Julius! Kushida KICKS and KICKS and whips, Julius reverses but Kushida CROSSBODIES! Brutus runs in but into a WHEEL KICK! FAST BALL for Julius! Then PENALTY KICK to the arm! Fans fire up as Kushida gets the arm but Julius powers him to ropes. Jiro tags in, Jacket Time double whips and handspring basement dropkick! Fans fire up as Jiro goes up to SWANTON! Cover, Brutus breaks it! Kushida throws Brutus out, Jiro powers up and runs in, but Julius ducks the slash! And throws the jacket at Kushida! But Jiro DECKS Julius! Jiro runs but Strong holds the ropes down! Jiro tumbles out to the floor!

Jiro staggers back up and into the ring, Julius gets him up for a GUT WRENCH POWERBOMB! Cover, The Creed Brothers win!

Winners: The Creed Brothers, by pinfall

Diamond Mine works together, but ODYSSEY JONES goes after Strong! He throws Strong into the ring, gets in and fights alongside Jacket Time! They clear out Strong and the Creed brothers and fans are fired up! Jones may be too big to be a Cruiserweight Champion, but will he at least make sure things are fair and square from now on?

 

NXT Media catches up with Toxic Attraction.

The champions are heading out but they already know what this is about. They want to congratulate the champs on their win tonight, right? If not, then get used to it, because they will be holding the titles for a very long time. You’ll have to pry them off their hot, dead bodies. Toxic Attraction is THE attraction. And KLR, if you think that stare down intimidates Mandy, think again. And if you think you’re next in line, take a number. As far as the tag champs, no one is next because no one on the roster is even worthy- Wait, who is this pulling up? Raquel Gonzalez! She tells Mandy to keep that title warm for her, she has something else to take care of first.

Raquel Gonzalez pulls into the arena!

Big Mami Cool storms right into the ring and gets a mic. “While Mandy is holding onto my title, I came out here tonight because I have one thing on my mind. DAKOTA KAI! Get your ass out here!!” Dakota does as asked, and is laughing as she does! “It felt so good to hit you with that shovel. Watching you lay there, motionless-” BLAM! Cora Jade is after Dakota! She has her own vendetta given how Dakota almost crushed her! Raquel walks up as refs separate the two, and Dakota scurries away. Cora almost swings on Raquel, and Raquel says she gets it. They both want a piece of Dakota, but Raquel goes first. Cora says alright. They fist bump on it, but will there even be anything left of #CobraKai after Ricky Desperado gets through with her?

 

Chase University is back in session.

Andre Chase welcomes another class to talk about mental toughness. “Two words that can mean the difference between success and failure.” From the classroom to the ring to even real-life, Chase U makes winners. Show of hands, who in here is a winner? EVERYONE should get their hands up. Everyone needs to visualize success and have mental toughness. Anything can throw you off at any time. Once you lose your mental toughness, you’ve lost the game. A student speaks up, and asks if that mic issue took Chase off focus and things went south? Another student defends that Chase was just trying to teach us how to show guts. He was doomed from the start, really.

Chase walks up to the second student, and says this guy has it right! He was going to say that very thing to the first student, Gabriel, the “dumbass.” How dare you come in here, half asleep with your head up your ass and question CHASE’S mental toughness. Get out of here! Quit lollygagging! And thank you, other student. Any further questions?

 

The Grizzled Young Veterans are on a trip of their own.

James Drake asks Zack Gibson where they’re even going. He’s starving! So he’s hungry, yeah? Good! That’s why they’re here. Gibson leads the way and they’re going to start urban training? Drake pretends to be hurt, they wait for someone to come along and help. Gibson asks to borrow their phone to make a call, but instead accesses the chump’s money app and then order some food, boom! Free lunch for them! Yeah, good idea. And it works out, too! But what does this have to do with training? If you can distract a complete stranger, you can distract a ref. Cheers, lads! Will GYV have many good days ahead with their #ScammyWham?

 

Cameron Grimes VS Ru Feng!

The Carolina Cash Money Caveman may have even more money now after his big win in Duke’s Poker Room. But will he win big again against his towering opponent?

The bell rings, they circle, and fans chant “TO THE MOON!” Grimes gets a leg, Feng kicks him away but Grimes ducks under the roundhouse to snapmare Feng down. Grimes taunts him with, “You can kiss mah grits~!” Feng gets up in a huff but Grimes ROCKS him, CHOPS him, then whips him to ropes. Feng kicks back, sobats Grimes off his feet, and strikes a martial arts pose. Feng whips Grimes to a corner hard and Grimes bounces off buckles. Feng clamps on a cobra twist and digs a claw into Grimes’ ribs. Duke Hudson walks out to watch Grimes, but Feng gets just as distracted. Grimes hip tosses out, gets to a corner, and goes up and over to dodge Feng!

Grimes rallies with big forearms! Fans fire up with Grimes, he hits a JUMPING BOOT in the corner! Feng staggers, Grimes goes up and leaps, BIG CROSSBODY! But Grimes ain’t done there! He stares Duke down, smiles and shouts, “TO! THE! MOON!” CAVE-IN!! Cover, Grimes wins!

Winner: Cameron Grimes, by pinfall

That’s another winner’s check for Grimes, but Duke steps closer to the ring. Duke tells Grimes, “Last week, you came into my poker room. You sat at my poker table. Played with my chips, my cards. The whole time, you were in your own little word, not even paying attention.” Grimes was flirting with the ladies and playing with his beard. Duke doesn’t know how but Grimes won. Was it dumb luck? Or did he dupe Duke? What? Grimes laughs and says yeah, he did won. Duke was there, Grimes was there, everyone saw it. Grimes beat Duke! “Wasn’t it so much fun?” No it wasn’t! You stupid little hick! Duke lost a lot of money!

But never again, will Duke lose to “someone who looks like an ugly, filthy, rotten troll living under a bridge!” Hey, what’s with the name calling? First easy money, and then hick and toll! But that’s okay, Grimes has been called a hick before. Maybe because he’s a little hairy. Maybe because he’s a little smelly. And maybe because he’s a little grimey. But Cameron Grimes holds it down! IT doesn’t matter if it’s in the ring or at the poker table. And it doesn’t matter if it’s at Wall Street! Grimes holds it down! Now, Grimes may like to play dumb, but last week, he played Duke. SO it was a hustle?!

Duke says no one out hustles him! He will NOT let this go! Grimes has no idea what losing to someone like him does to someone like Duke! So therefore, next week, in the ring, in front of all these fans, Duke Hudson VS Cameron Grimes, Poker Showdown. Grimes says, “You’re on!” Another round of cards? Will Grimes sweep Duke 2-0 now that both men are taking the game seriously?

 

Triple Threat: Solo Sikoa VS Grayson Waller VS LA Knight!

The Street Champion of the Island caught both the 21st Century Success Story and the Million Dollar Megastar off guard for Halloween Havoc, and now he’s looking to show both of them up again! Will that work out in his favor? Or will two opponents at a time be too much for Solo?

The bell rings, Knight and Waller argue with each other. Solo gets impatient and ROCKS Waller with an uppercut! Knight says that’s what Waller gets, but then Solo uppercuts Knight! Solo throws hands, Waller hits Solo from behind! Waller and Knight end up working together as they stomp Solo, and then they bring him up to double whip. Solo ducks their clotheslines to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE back! Solo rains down fists on Waller, then runs to drop a headbutt! Waller flounders, Solo brings him up and Waller JABS! Solo runs, Waller ducks then hurdles, then dodges but Knight dumps him out! Knight DECKS Waller, smirks, but Solo gets Knight by his hair!

Solo drags Knight up to hip toss him into the ring! Knight staggers, Solo clinches for knees, then whips him to ropes, Waller dumps Knight out now and smirks, but Solo grabs onto Waller! Waller hotshots Solo, gets in and brings Solo around, but Solo blocks to suplex! Knight hits Solo down! Knight gets Waller to work with him again to DOUBLE SUPLEX! Knight rains down fists, fans duel for Solo and Waller but leave Knight out. Waller rains down fists, Knight runs to drop an elbow! Waller won’t be outdone, he shows his elbow drop! Fans chant “LA SUCKS!” but Solo ROCKS Waller! Knight splashes Solo, Waller adds a clothesline! Knight runs in but Waller puts Solo up top.

Knight pulls Waller down, but Waller returns the favor. They argue, but sort it out and both go up after Solo. Solo slips down to get them both for SUPER POWERBOMBS! Fans fire up with Solo, and Solo ROCKS Waller, CLOBBERS Knight, then fireman’s carries Waller. He BOOTS Knight down then hits the SAMOAN DROP! Knight and Waller end up in opposite corners, Solo HIP ATTACKS Waller! Then HIP ATTACKS buckles as Knight moves! NECKBREAKER! Knight fires up but fans boo. Waller gets Knight for cravat knees! Mule kick to Solo but Solo throws Waller out. Knight CLOBBERS Solo! Waller gets in with the SLINGSHOT STUNNER!

But Solo SUPLEXES Waller out of the ring!! Solo goes up top to FLYING SPLASH onto Knight! Cover, Solo wins!

Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall

That was a big win for Solo, but he acts like that was expected of him! Will Solo defy all expectations and head for a title?

 

Backstage interview with Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta.

These two were so close to winning the tag titles, but what’s next? Persia says they were fingertips from the titles, as was Indi. She touched the titles like she does Sexy Dexi. No, pull back. Too much. Tony D’Angelo walks in and tells “Mrs. Lumis” he was hoping to find her hubby. But seems he and the “bahdest man,” Pete Dunne are all ducking Tony like his cousin, Andy, ducks metal detectors. But sorry to say this, but when he’s done pummeling Dexter next week, Indi will be back on the market. Speaking of, he got this at the docks today. A gift for Dexter. He’ll get the message. You ladies take care of the kids. Wait, a dead fish? Will Lumis have a message of his own to send to Tony?

 

El Legado Del Fantasma is heading to the ring.

And Elektra Lopez hopes Xyon Quinn is watching. She’s in action after the break, who will she look to break to get ahead in the women’s division?

 

Tommaso Ciampa was also part of the WWE UK Tour.

Ciampa defended the NXT Championship and won against Sami Zayn and Bron Breakker. That is the responsibility, that is the job, and there is no better man than to represent this brand than him. He’s looking around at some of the best young stars today, and then he sees Bron Breakker. Breakker is growing, learning, getting better. But there is nothing that Bron Breakker or anyone else can do to make up for 17 years of experience. It isn’t sink or swim, jumping into the deep end. You’re in there with Tommaso Ciampa! Will Ciampa be the one true measuring stick in NXT?

 

Elektra Lopez VS Erica Yan!

Legado Del Fantasma’s leading lady takes on newcomer Erica Yan, who we saw debut on 205 Live. Will Elektra make it so Erica wants to stay on 205 Live?

The bell rings, they tie up, Lopez powers Erica right to a corner! Erica turns it around, but lets off cleanly. Lopez smirks, but runs into an arm-drag! She blocks the next one, brings Erica up to throw her down! Erica gets up but Lopez LARIATS! Lopez stomps away on Erica, drags her up by her hair, talks trash and then puts her in the ropes to choke her! The ref counts, Lopez lets off to go outside and talk some smack. She SLAPS Erica down, then gets in to bring Lopez up and suplexes hard! Float over and then a wrench, to a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, Lopez wins!

Winner: Elektra Lopez, by pinfall

Fast and furious to say the least, Lopez gets another win for Legado. She then gets the mic to say, “What La Madrina wants, La Madrina gets. And what I want right now… is Xyon Quinn.” The Fighting Gentleman obliges and heads right to the ring. He stands face to face with Legado, and Lopez says he turned a lot of heads last week. Especially hers. He was very impressive. How would he like to join Legado Del Fantasma? Fans are divided on that, but Quinn gets the mic. “Elektra. You really are amazing. But I just can’t get down with Legado. I’m sorry.” Wilde gets mad, shoves Quinn, and then Quinn CLOBBERS Wilde and Mendoza!

Quinn throws off his jacket, DECKS Wilde right out of the ring! Mendoza runs in but is TOSSED out onto Wilde! Quinn is left with Lopez, blocks both her slaps, and then twirls her around! Lopez shakes free of his embrace, and then keeps Legado from going after him. Will La Madrina have to accept some things just don’t go her way? Or will she find a way to make Quinn join up?

 

NXT WarGames is coming!

Sunday, December 5th! Get ready for it!

 

Backstage interview with Kyle O’Reilly.

McKenzie points out his loss to Legado last week, but also the controversy of the ref not seeing Wagner’s feet in the ropes. Well, that was a mistake, but that’s okay. Kyle’s made mistakes in his career. And things are uncertain. Should he stay a singles competitor or go all in with Von Wagner? Well, there’s something special here, so they’ll go for the tag team titles. But speaking of, Imperium walks in and are chuckling at the idea of Kyle wanting the tag titles again. But then Wagner walks up and asks if they have a problem. With them? Not even on their best day. Imperium backs down, but will Kyle & Von force their hand?

 

Pete Dunne VS Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams!

The Bruiserweight may not have Ridge Holland by his side, but he doesn’t mind proving what he can do on his own. Will he break it to Carmelo that he isn’t the top guy in NXT?

NXT returns once again as the North American Champion and his best bud make their entrance. The bell rings, Dunne goes right at Melo and BLASTS him into the corner! Dunne stomps a mudhole in, lets off as the ref counts, but Melo comes back ot kic klow. Dunne powers out of the headlock and CLOBBERS Melo with a clothesline! Melo takes a moment ot catch his breath and even Trick is stunned. Dunne hammerlocks, chinbars and wrangles Melo down to the mat to stomp away on his head! Dunne then bends the pinkie! And the rest of the fingers! Then he isolates the arm to STOMP the hand!

Dunne drags Melo up, whips Melo to ropes but Melo rolls off his back to mule kick, front kick and dodge to spinrgobard lARIAT! Fans fire up as Melo rains down hands. Fans chant, “Whoop That Trick!” even though this is Melo and Dunne, and Melo KICKS Dunne’s arm! Dunne wrenches Melo to KICK the arm in return! Melo writhes, Dunne gets the arm again and wrenches. Melo pulls hair, pushes Dunne away, but runs in to be put on the apron. Dunne gets the arm to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER! Melo drops and Trick checks on him, but Dunne slingshots in! Dunne goes for the arm but Melo SMACKS him off the apron!

Melo brings Dunne around, but Dunne blocks to APRON X-PLEX! Trick is freaking out for Melo as Dunne looms over him. But wait! Lumis appears outta nowhere! And he’s… joining commentary?! What will Lumis have to say, if anything at all, while NXT goes picture in picture.

Dunne DECKS Melo and he flops to the ropes. Dunne goes after Melo but Melo bails out. Dunne pursues, and SMACKS Melo off the announce desk! Dunne and Lumis stare down but neither says a word. Melo CHOPS Dunne, Dunne CHOPS Melo and put shim on the apron to CLUB him in the chest! Dunne slides in, stalks Melo, gets the legs, and hooks Melo up to then pull on Melo’s hair. The ref reprimands, Dunne goes for the arms, and he wants the surfboard. Dunne pulls back, and again, but can’t get Melo up so he just STOMPS the knees. Dunne then turns Melo back over, ties up the legs, but Melo crawls to a ropebreak. So Dunne KICKS that arm!

Dunne drags Melo up, CHOPS him, but Melo grabs at Dunne’ s leg. So Dunne wrenches the arm and pulls back on it! Trick coaches Melo but Dunne pulls on the other arm! Dunne pulls on the fingers, traps the arm, and has Melo in a modified Rings of Saturn! Melo endures so Dunne lets him go to STOMP his head! Dunne drags Melo back up, Melo throws body shots then forearms, but Dunne DECKS him again! NXT returns to single picture and Dunne again traps Melo’s arms. Fans rally for the Bruiserweight, Melo endures, and then Dunne gets a leg. Dunne SMASHES the knee into the mat again and again and again!

Dunne lets Melo go just to loom over him, then KICK him in the side! Melo kicks back from below but Dunne eggs him on with a glare. Dunne drags Melo up to kick, run and KNEE Melo down! Melo flounders, Dunne aims from a corner, but Melo dodges the boot to CODE BREAKER! Both men are down and fans fire up! Melo crawls to a cover, TWO! Dunne gets to ropes, “This is Awesome!” as Melo rises. Melo runs in but Dunne BOOTS back. Dunne runs, Melo slips under and fireman’s carries, TKO KNEE SMASH and a LARIAT! Melo fires up, Dunne crawls to a corner. Melo whips, Dunne reverses but Melo ducks under the roundhouse to pump handle and back suplex! Cover, TWO!

Fans argue the count on Melo’s behalf but Dunne was a long-time United Kingdom Champion for a reason. Melo runs in but misses in the corner, Dunne GAMANGIRIS him down, then drops knees on the bad arm! RUNNING FOREARM! Dunne reels Melo in, SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Melo is showing his own toughness and Trick coaches him up. Fans fire up, Dunne watches Melo rise. ENZIGURI! Melo rebounds to BOOT! Dunne checks his chin, Melo springboards again, into the HEAVY RIGHT! Dunne fire sup, but Melo suplexes to a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Dunne is still in this and Melo grows frustrated!

Trick coaches Melo up again, Melo fires himself up, and he drags Dunne up to throw a forearm! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” as Melo throws more forearms. Dunne SLAPS Melo, but Melo tilt-o-whirls for a fast takedown, into a GargaNo Escape?!? Melo’s copying Johnny’s over the shoulder chicken wing, but Dunne fights free of that! He JAMS Melo’s fingers into the mat! Dunne has blood in his mouth, drags Melo around for Kowata Kicks, then stands him up. Melo ROCKS Dunne with a forearm, but Dunne waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Trick slithers in but Dunne STMOPS his hands! STOMPS for Melo, BUZZSAW! But Melo whips Dunne into the ropes!

Dunne sputters, the ref keeps Melo back, but Trick has his shoe! But Lumis DECKS Trick! No more cheating for Trick! But Johnny Gargano slithers up from under the ring! He spooks Melo, Dunne gets him for a BITTER END! Cover, Dunne wins!!

Winner: Pete Dunne, by pinfall

The Way just helped the Bruiserweight get one over on Melo! And Gargano gives Lumis a thumbs up on the teamwork. But will this only complicate the title picture for the A Championship? Will Melo wish he’d miss just this once?


My Thoughts:

This was a pretty great NXT here, especially for the 2.0 era. The Six Woman Tag being the opener was a surprise, but I suppose it was fine. Shirai is a great wrestler, Kacy & Kayden are getting there, but Toxic Attraction clearly only have the titles for story reasons and Vince reasons. Mandy is doing well in the wrestling style she’s using, and Gigi probably just needs reps with these opponents because she was good as Priscilla Kelly. Jacy Jayne is certainly eager, but she keeps trying moves she’s not ready for. Her tope botch before Halloween Havoc, her sloppy slingshot this match, she’s the weak link of Toxic Attraction.

Raquel had a great bit that played off Toxic Attraction, though, and I like that both she and Cora want after Dakota Kai. I don’t see Dakota getting a teammate, but I feel like this is leading to Cora hanging around Raquel. After all, WWE cut her boyfriend, Trey Baxter, so she doesn’t have that story anymore. KLR also had a good match with Sarray, but again I’ll say Sarray has been pushed out of the way because of 2.0. Mandy calling out KLR definitely nods to those two being the title match, and I really hope they don’t do KLR dirty. KLR really should follow behind Rhea Ripley in being a woman who was both NXT UK and NXT Prime women’s champion.

I like that MSK’s journey continues just to make a nod that they need to go 420 miles. At this rate, it has to be someone like Rob Van Dam as their guru. GYV having their own on-the-town promo was pretty funny. It’s definitely a nod back to the bad reputation Liverpuddlians have, and plugs how they are going to get even sneakier as Heels now. Kyle O’Reilly is continuing to drop off from where he was just before 2.0 Era, I really don’t feel he and Wagner should be the ones to dethrone Imperium. Creed Brothers VS Jacket Time was good, but it should’ve been obvious Strong was going to help them cheat. Jones joining in sets up a big Six Man Tag, that’ll probably be Diamond Mine’s loss.

I find it interesting that this was where NXT looked to do both Boa’s story and Gacy’s story in one go. Boa apparently has the powers of Tian Sha, I have no idea where they’ll go with it but maybe he recruits people to make up for losing Mei Ying and Xia Li. As for Gacy, I do think the concept of him losing but gaining strength is fitting of this gimmick. I hope Chase University becomes a faction, too. That mysterious student who defended Chase and Chase accepted definitely needs to be a member, and they can add some more as they go, even if they become a jobber squad. Grimes gets a good win, but I’m a bit disappointed they’re having a poker rematch. I thought the next step would be a match, but maybe they’ll try and do this new card game more serious and dramatic.

I like that we got some video promos from Bron and Ciampa since NXT was part of the UK Tour. Still doesn’t seem to make NXT the third brand on par with RawDown but whatever. Solo Sikoa is building pretty fast, taking down Knight and Waller all by himself. Xyon Quinn is clearly starting something with Legado, but I don’t think we need more strange romance angles in NXT. With WarGames returning, I have a feeling Quinn gets allies to take on Legado. Hell, let’s go 3v3v3. Walter shows up, he and Imperium take on Legado and then Quinn, Wagner & Kyle. There can even be tag title contender stakes on the line at the same time, even if it’s unofficial.

Meanwhile, I am very happy they’re building the North American Championship scene back up again. Melo loses to Dunne but Lumis and Gargano were involved, and then we have Tony D’Angelo calling out Lumis. You could definitely make a big Six Man Ladder Match for that title like back in the day. Melo, Dunne, Gargano, Lumis, D’Angelo, maybe even Trick in there as Melo’s insurance, or one of the other fast rising stars like Solo or Gacy, that would be a pretty good match right there. There’s hope for 2.0 yet, if they can just iron things out and use this influx of new talent properly.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (1/17/22)

Is Becky Lynch sweatin’ Doudrop?

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WWE Raw 2022

The Man prepares for the Royal Rumble!

“Doudrop” Piper Niven is coming for the Raw Women’s Championship, and she won’t be Manhandled so easily! How will Becky Lynch counter Piper’s power?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bianca Belair & Liv Morgan VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven & Becky Lynch; Piper & Becky win.
  • Damian Priest VS Kevin Owens; Kevin wins.
  • Finn Balor VS Austin Theory; Theory wins.
  • Nikki A.S.H. VS Rhea Ripley; No Contest.
  • Reggie w/ Dana Brooke VS Omos; Omos wins.
  • 8 Man Tag: The Street Profits & The Mysterios VS Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez & The Dirty Dawgs; The Street Profits & Mysterios win.
  • Bobby Lashley w/ MVP VS Seth Rollins; Lashley wins, by disqualification.

PLAY BY PLAY

Becky Lynch heads to the ring!

Tulsa, Oklahoma, The Man has come ’round! Fans chant her name as she gets the mic, and she welcomes them to the Big Time! “Now we are less than two weeks away from the Royal Rumble, and the Raw Women’s Division has never been hotter. And whether you like to admit it or not, there’s only one person responsible for that, and that’s me.” Becky says it is so hot that there are stars from generations past, like Lita, Mickie James and the Bella Twins, all hoping that they can win the Rumble and challenge the #VanGOAT at WrestleMania. Face it, they need Becky because she makes stars.

Look no further than Doudrop. Becky has kindly given her the biggest opportunity of her life, a taste of the Big Time at one of the biggest events of the year. The people didn’t get her that! Piper Niven didn’t get it for herself. Becky did that! That is what Becky does! She makes people better, than she beats ’em! But Becky will admit that she admires Piper’s tenacity. She came from the rolling hills of Scotland and made a name for herself. Well no, someone else had to make up a name for her. So Becky will shoot it straight for “Doudou.” A doudrop will never be champion so long as The Man is still here.

But speaking of, here she comes! Piper storms right up to the ring, gets herself a mic and says she’s gonna tell Becky something. “You didn’t get me anything. I got myself this title match at Royal Rumble. But if it was really your plan to face me instead of Bianca, than it’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made. Just make sure you stay well out of my way tonight.” Becky says she did get Piper that win last week, and if Piper just follows her lead, they’ll get a win here tonight. But here comes Bianca Belair! “Oh, Becky. You really out here spittin’ all this nonsense about being the GOAT, the greatEST of all time, but let me remind y’all that you can’t spell greatest without E S T.”

Bianca joins Piper and Becky in the ring as fans chant for “EST! EST!” Bianca reminds us SHE is the EST of WWE. And Doudrop, uh, okay. The only reason Piper is facing Becky is because Ms. Big Time was so scared of Bianca, she interfered in last week’s match. But girl, uh-uh. That’s just buyin’ time. Because Bianca is officially entering the Royal Rumble match! And it’s gonna be every woman for themselves, so if Bianca’s gotta throw out every 29 other women like she did last year, she’ll do it. Then she’ll go main event WrestleMania… again. And Bianca can go after whichever champion she wants, which could be Becky or Piper.

But now, Bianca’s tag partner, Liv Morgan, arrives! “Well, well, well, Bianca. We may be tag teaming tonight, but I am also officially entering myself in the Royal Rumble match. And that’s not all, that’s not all. Because in two weeks, I’m also the one winning it.” But that means Bianca will be one of the 29 she outlasts on the way to WrestleMania. But since we’re on the same page- Piper pretends to snore and then says this is boring. Everyone, shut up and ref, get in here! Piper wants to fight, but it’s Becky who riles up Liv and Bianca, and then uses Piper as a shield! Piper welcomes someone to bring it, but this starts after the break.

 

Chad Gable prepares a speech.

“Greetings and salutations…” Otis walks over, the valedictorian of The Alpha Academy. Will this graduation ceremony go off without a hitch?

 

Bianca Belair & Liv Morgan VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven & Becky Lynch!

Raw returns and the bell rings, and Bianca dropkicks Piper! Piper stays up but Bianca whips. Piper blocks, reverses, but Bianca goes up tot ell Piper to kiss this. Then Bianca leaps over Piper, spins her around and reels her in, but Piper blocks the suplex. Piper suplexes, Bianca slips out and then dodges in the corner! Piper hits buckles, Bianca ROCKS Piper with a forearm, then runs in to ram Piper. Piper rebounds to run Bianca over! Piper runs, Becky tags in! Piper is annoyed with Becky but Becky says she’s got this. They argue, Becky turns around into a dropkick! Bianca kips up, tags Liv, Liv dodges Becky to DECK Piper and SHOTGUN Becky!

Becky is in a corner, Liv back body blocks, then SHINING WIZARDS! Liv whips, Becky reverses but Liv stops to back elbow. Liv goes up to leap and missile dropkick Becky down! Liv then brings Becky around, springboard CODE BREAKER! Cover, Piper breaks it! Bianca gets in to ROCK Piper, but she can’t lift Piper for the torture rack. Piper shoves Bianca into a corner and SPLASHES! Piper runs at Liv but Liv sends her out! Becky rolls Liv up, has feet on the ropes, TWO! Liv kicks low, KICKS again, then runs in, but Becky dodges! Liv elbows Becky again, but runs into a MANHANDLE SLAM! Cover, Piper breaks it?! But that was her own teammate!

Piper drags Becky out of the way, wants to cover, but she’s not legal! So Piper hurries back to her corner, tags herself in, and then runs to SPLASH Liv! Cover, Piper and Becky win!

Winners: “Doudrop” Piper Niven & Becky Lynch, by pinfall

Then Piper celebrates by giving Becky a VADER SEATED SENTON! Piper laughs as she looms over Becky, but will she have the last laugh at the Rumble?

 

Reggie and Dana Brooke talk with someone.

Reggie knows they’ve faced giants in their career, so can they give Reggie any advice when facing Omos tonight? The person he’s talking to is Edge! Edge thinks, and he tells Reggie that he can do things Edge can’t even comprehend. So he has a chance? Hell no! Beth Phoenix scolds Edge with a smack, and Edge says he still wishes Reggie luck. And Beth talks with Dana real quick. She’s seen Dana bust her butt for years here, so it’s so great Dana has a title. Dana thanks Beth for that, and hurries away to keep up with Reggie. Edge and Beth then see Damian Priest. They shake hands and hug and Priest is happy to see the Grit Couple.

Edge says he likes what he sees with Priest’s other side. Yeah, Priest’s other side is a bit edgy, but being serious here, Priest wants some ideas on the Rumble match. Edge has experience, having won two, one of which he won from starting first. There’s no better man to ask for pointers than Edge. Well cardio is one thing, but the main thing is to keep doing you. Priest’s style is working. Someone brings over a note for Beth, and it’s from Maryse. She wants to meet Beth 1v1, woman to woman. Edge says that’s suspicious. Beth is of course going to go but Edge is going to go with her. Beth agrees, and Edge says he and Priest can talk more later. What will the It Couple have planned for the Grit Couple?

Kevin Owens then walks over to ask Priest something. Kevin is looking forward to their match tonight. Really? Yeah, no lie! He’s looking- Oh, right, because Kevin’s so honest. Yes, especially having a good, clean match. Good competition, show off some technical prowess. But also that side, that nutso, vicious side. That side shouldn’t come out. Kevin is just hoping for them having a good, clean match. Kevin also has an announcement to make, so see you then. Good talk. Kevin and his tie hurries off, but will Priest keep Damian from tearing into the Prizefighter?

Kevin heads to the ring!

The KO Show is back, and tonight’s guest is Seth Freakin’ Rollins! What will Kevin ask his new best buddy? We find out, after the break.

Raw returns and Kevin welcomes us to his show. He wishes he could say it’s good to be here in Tulsa, but that would be a vile lie because this place is brutal. Don’t get mad at him telling the truth! And another truth is that Kevin has a very special guest. He is a man Kevin is proud to call his best friend, and after this man beats Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble like he has in a plethora of matches before, he will be called the Universal Champion. Please welcome Seth! FRRRRREAKIN’! ROLLINS~! Rollins makes his way out to the ring, fired up as always, but especially now after having evaded a Bloodline beatdown on SmackDown last Friday.

Rollins takes up a mic and Kevin lets Rollins decide if they sit or stand. Rollins wants to stand, so he and Kevin kick the chairs aside. Kevin thanks Rollins for accepting his invitation to be a guest. Kevin wants to tell Rollins that he admires Rollins so much. There is so much Kevin admires about Rollins. From the great suits, like this striped one. He looks like a million bucks! MAHVELOUS! And even more so, Kevin admires Rollins’ courage. Do people realize how much guts it took for Rollins to show up on SmackDown, into the lion’s den, get face to face with Roman, and berate him into realizing that “The Head of the Table” is only possible because Rollins set the table.

“Yes, yes, yes! Kev, you hit the nail on the head right there!” Friday got a little testy, but the truth is, Roman’s rattled. Roman’s nervous, and dare Rollins say, Roman is scared. He’s scared! You heard it here first! Roman took the low road taking shots at Rollins’ family, sending the Usos after him. But everyone saw that the Usos couldn’t get the job done. Rollins says Roman is playing checkers while Rollins is playing chess! If Roman keeps this up, winning at the Rumble will be like taking candy from a baby. A little baby Roman! And Rollins will turn the title from blue to red and bring the Universal Championship back to their show, Monday Night Raw!

That’s huge! When Rollins wins, he’s staying on Raw with Kevin! Yes, 100%! Incredible! Then that means Raw has the best champion! Raw wouldn’t need Lesnar or Lashley, they’d have Rollins! Kevin again hits the nail on the head. Get rid of Lesnar. Rollins has a match with Lashley tonight, they can get rid of Lashley tonight! Who knows? Kevin likes the sound of that. But he has something of his own to announce and it is “earth shattering.” It will change the face of the industry! Right here and now, Kevin is officially declaring for the Royal Rumble! Rollins says that IS earth shattering!

Kevin will win the Rumble, Rollins will beat Roman, and the WWE Universe will get the match they… well, not deserve. But they’ll get the biggest Mania main-event ever! SETH FREAKIN’ ROLLINS VS KEVIN FREAKIN’ OWENS! Rollins likes where Kevin’s head is at. But here comes Damian Priest! Rollins says this is his time and Kevin’s show! If Priest steps any closer, Kevin will kick his ass! Kevin wants Rollins to stop but Priest tells Rollins to shut up! They’re both delusional idiots! There is not one person on this planet that believes Rollins will win at the Rumble. And Kevin is just a liar, so he isn’t winning, either.

And if Kevin doesn’t want to see Damian, then don’t wake him up. Oh and by the way, Priest talked with Pearce and Sonya. Their match tonight? That starts NOW! Kevin is freaking out, but Rollins tries to encourage him. Will it not matter when the Archer of Infamy takes aim?

 

Veer Mahaan.

In the animal kingdom, the lion bides its time as it hunts its prey. Step by step, until it finally strikes, leaving only scraps for the hyenas. When will the Million Dollar Arm finally strike?

 

Damian Priest VS Kevin Owens!

Raw returns and the bell rings. They tie up, Kevin waistlocks, but Priest pries free to wrench to a wristlock. Kevin rolls, headlocks, but Priest uses a chinbar to push Kevin back and power out. Kevin rams Priest, but then Kevin apologizes, Things speed up, Priest runs Kevin over with a shoulder! Priest runs in at the corner, but Kevin puts him on the apron! Kevin elbows Priest away, but Priest ROUNDHOUSES back! Priest steps in but into a SHOTGUN! Kevin stomps Priest at the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, then drags Priest to center for a SENTON! Kevin wraps on a chinlock and leans on Priest but fans rally up.

Priest fights up, priest the hold open but Kevin CLUBS him on the back. Kevin CHOPS, whips, but Priest reverses. Kevin KCISK back, CHOPS again, and CHOPS! Priest snarls, but Kevin apologizes again. This is just good, clean wrestling! Priest cools off, but then he fires off fast hands! WHEEL KICK! Kevin goes to a corner, Priest runs in but Kevin bails out. Fans boo, Priest keeps cool, but then Priest goes out the side. Priest runs in around the way, leaps off the steps, into a SUPERKICK! Kevin gets back in the ring to refresh the count, then FROG SPLASHES off the apron! Kevin roars while Priest sputters! Kevin drags Priest up and in as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Priest CLOBBERS Kevin! Fans fire up as Priest aims from a corner, and Priest throws haymakers! Priest fires off KICK after KICK, then a ROLLING ELBOW! Kevin rebounds, into a FLAPJACK! Priest runs at Kevin in the corner, for a big back elbow! Priest reels Kevin in, but Kevin wrenches out to ROCK Priest! Kevin whips, Priest rebounds to LARIAT! Priest gets Kevin up for the BROKEN ARROW! Cover, TWO! Priest is annoyed but he drags Kevin up. Priest ROCKS Kevin with a right, hoists him up top in the corner and ROCKS him again! Priest climbs up, but Kevin hits back!

Priest and Kevin brawl, Priest gets the edge. Priest brings Kevin up, but Kevin blocks the superplex! Kevin throws body shots, and even a headbutt! Kevin headbutts again, Priest falls down! Kevin adjusts, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives and Kevin thinks of what he has to do now. Kevin aims, kicks but no stunner! Kevin ducks the heel kick, tries gain, but Priest dragon sleepers! But Kevin slips free to pop Priest up, SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives again and Kevin is shocked! Fans rally up, Kevin aims, kicks, but Priest blocks to spin and ROUNDHOUSE! Kevin wobbles into a choke grip, SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!!

Priest is shocked that Kevin survives! Kevin rolls away to a corner but Priest follows. Priest throws hands, whips Kevin corner to corner, but Kevin falls, clutching his leg. The ref checks on Kevin, Kevin flounders up saying it’s cramping up. The ref wants a medic to check this, fans boo but Priest isn’t sure what to make of this. But then Kevin suckers him in for a STUNNER!! Cover, Kevin wins!

Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall

Priest was right about Kevin being a liar! But now, Kevin could also be a contender! Will Kevin add the US Championship to his Road to WrestleMania?

 

Backstage interview with Nikki A.S.H.

What is her plan heading into tonight’s match with former tag partner, Rhea Ripley? Nikki tells Sarah that this is no different than any other match. It is clear to Nikki now that she stands on her own, and she couldn’t feel any better. Rhea should be down and out, completely mortified after being proven the friend Nikki didn’t think she was. But Nikki, you were the one who attacked Rhea- Sarah, you need to get your facts straight! Rhea is the one who broke up the team. Rhea is the one who decided to take their friendship and flush it! She is the villain, not Nikki! And Nikki is the closest thing that the people of Tulsa will ever have to a real hero. She will be the People’s Hero.

And sometimes, heroes have to do things that regular people don’t understand. After tonight, Rhea will realize that she needs a superhero, whether she likes it or not. Nikki strikes her superhero pose and walks away, but will Rhea’s brutality smack some sense into her?

 

The Alpha Academy heads to the ring.

Pomp & Circumstance plays because today is Otis’ graduation! Will the NEW Raw Tag Team Champions be celebrating on top of their big title victory from last week?

Raw returns and Gable is at the podium. “Greetings and salutations my fellow colleagues and… Oh who am I kidding? I don’t have any colleagues here, considering I’m an Olympian with a Master’s Degree that did it with an immaculate 4.0 GPA! Thank you! Don’t do that. Don’t boo education. That’s gross, everybody.” But it makes sense, since the odds of anyone in Oklahoma having a Master’s, let alone graduating high school, are slim to none! Now shoosh! Tonight is about celebrating. Not just an institution but an individual. Gable could go on and on about himself, because his list is long.

But tonight is about a man who overcame the odds. An absolute tree trunk in the ring and a great student in the classroom. Gable’s prized pupil, his protégé, his number one guy, OTIS! Gable’s so proud. Last week, Otis applied the lessons and passed his final exam by decimating the moronic RKBRO and claimed the Academy’s rightful spot as tag team champions! So tonight, it is Gable’s honor and pleasure- Fans chant with “RKBRO! RKBRO!” They’re trying to have a ceremony for Otis! Gable presents to Otis, who has no last name anymore, the highest graduating honors from the Alpha Academy! The music plays again as they hug it out.

Gable says Otis has the floor. Look at that face! Otis thanks Chad, and says Gable has helped him reach his full potential. But now he has a warning: expect pure carnage for anyone who messes with the titles! They ain’t stopping, and they ain’t ever gonna stop! But here comes Matt Riddle! The Bro is in his own graduation gown, but it has mismatched sleeves… Riddle asks, “What’s up, bros? Big O, you’re looking pretty, pretty tight. And you guys don’t even wanna know what I had to get this graduation gown on time.” But when he got invited to this ceremony, he knew he had to make a very special speech.

Riddle brings out his speech, written on a napkin from this morning’s breakfast buffet. “Fellow graduates and Tulsinians. IT felt like just last week, Randy and I were the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions. We were livin’ on the edge, drivin’ with the top down, lettin’ the wind blow through our hair. We were just a couple o’ young, wild stallions runnin’ free. But today is graduation day. And our lives will change forever. Randy would always say, ‘Life comes at ya pretty fast.'” Gable stops him there, he has no idea what he’s going on about. Riddle was NOT invited to this. And Oklahoma can’t afford to lose another braincell, so just be on your way.

Riddle has “Gablestiltskin” take it easy. Riddle wants to say how proud he is of them. Them and their astronomical necks. See? He can use big words, too, Chad! Gable says Riddle is an idiot. He already ruined Otis’ night, so get to the point. RKBRO wants a rematch? Problem is, Riddle probably can’t even define the word rematch. Riddle so can! A rematch is… uh… when you have to light something up twice! Like a candle! But hey, a rematch sounds like a pretty sick idea. Fans wanna see it! Gable knew it. No wonder Orton left Riddle high and dry. Where even is he? Riddle unzips his gown to show off his “Hey Raaaandy” shirt.

Gable and Otis will give them a rematch, under one condition: they have to prove their mental aptitude in an Alpha Academy Academic Challenge! Otis suddenly looks worried. TO spell it out, it’s Riddle & Randy VS the Academy to prove the smarter team! Because we already saw who the physically dominant team is! Whoa, an academic challenge? Like Billy Madison? Or more like Wheel of Fortune? Riddle loves spinning that wheel, and maybe he and Otis could run in a giant hamster wheel. Gable kinda looks like a jacked hamster, but with three times the brains. Otis is furious and throws off his gown! Riddle wants Otis to back it up and cool off.

Otis storms up the ramp, barking about this being his night! But Orton gets in the ring to RKO Gable!! And then Riddle trips up Otis on the apron! RKBRO got one over on the Academy, and now Orton wears one of the red graduation gowns! Orton gets the mic to then tell the Academy, “We accept!” Will Riddle & Orton get PhDs in kicking the Academy’s asses?

 

Austin Theory visits Vince McMahon.

Theory thanks Vince for the rematch with Finn Balor. But uh, what’s Vince watching on his TV? It was the previous match, where Finn won. Oh… Theory knows he lost, but then he beat the hell outta Finn and nearly ended his career. In fact, it was like a half victory. No such thing. So tonight, Theory needs to beat Finn and beat him up. If Theory doesn’t, Vince will get someone to drag Theory to this office and Vince will beat Theory up! Smash him all over, and by the time he’s finished, it’ll just be blood, snot and broken teeth. Then Vince will take a selfie with that. And send it to Mama Theory! Oh… Theory has been warned, will he make good on this rematch?

 

WWE honors Martin Luther King Jr.

“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. That all men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” That dream of MLK’s, where we judge not by the color of skin but by character, is still alive. We will all reach the Promised Land together.

 

Finn Balor VS Austin Theory!

Raw returns and Theory makes his entrance. The Prince is back after being out a month, will he make Theory pay for every minute he’s missed? The bell rings, they circle and tie up, and Theory puts Finn on ropes. The ref counts, Theory lets off but Finn blocks the cheap shot to kick and headlock! Finn thrashes to grind Theory down, Theory powers out but Finn ducks and dodges, only for Theory to CLOBBER him with an elbow! Theory drags Finn out of the ring to smack off the apron! And then whip him into barriers! Theory goes into the ring and the ring count climbs. Finn stands but Theory goes out after him.

Theory whips, Finn reverses, and Theory hits barriers! Finn then hits a SLINGBLADE! Theory writhes, the count is rising, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Finn rallies, trips and DOUBLE STOMPS Theory down! Theory goes to a corner, Finn runs in and CHOPS! Finn whips Theory corner to corner, Theory reverse but Finn reverses back, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO! Finn snarls, Theory crawl to ropes and Finn KICKS him out of the ring! Finn drags Theory up but Theory HOTSHOTS! Theory somersaults in, but into a SLINGBLADE! Finn then runs, into a LARIAT from Theory! Theory hauls Finn up to FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Fireman’s carry, A T- NO! Finn makes it a roll up, TWO! Theory and Finn get up, and Finn goes to the apron. Finn shoulders into Theory, GAMANGIRIS, then climbs up!

But Theory avoids the Coup De Grace to somersault SHOTGUN! Fireman’s carry, A T L!! Cover, Theory wins!

Winner: Austin Theory, by pinfall

Theory saves himself from Vince’s wrath, and he gets his victory selfie. But to make good on what Vince told him, Theory fires off fists! Theory then drags Finn up, fireman’s carries again, for another A T L! Theory tells Finn to expect the unexpected. But will Finn find a way to teach Theory and Mr. McMahon respect for The Prince?

 

Nikki A.S.H. VS Rhea Ripley!

Before the match, Rhea is interviewed backstage. How does she respond to Nikki saying it was Rhea who ruined the relationship? Rhea says she never intended for this to hurt their friendship. But Nikki made up her mind. Rhea isn’t one to forgive very easily, so what kind of hero attacks a friend? If Rhea’s the villain here, than Nikki’s more delirious than Rhea thought. It’s time to remind everyone who Rhea Ripley is. Is Nikki in for a Nightmare tonight?

Raw returns and Nikki makes her entrance, but then so do Queen Zelina Vega and Carmella. Mella says, “Hear ye, hear ye, Tulsa. The Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE and Your Queen have arrived to tell everyone in this dusty arena that everything we predicted about Nikki A.S.H. has come true.” Zelina’s word is absolute, and therefore she is correct by default. Not only is she a beloved queen, but also a fairy godmother. Rhea would never have been rid of Nikki without their little push. Rhea should be thanking them! Because they’ve been telling Rhea for weeks that if she stuck with an Almost Superhero, she’d never be nothing more than an almost threat.

But seems things are too late. Rhea doesn’t look like anything more than a low class loser. Without Nikki as her security blanket, does Rhea have what it takes? As Zelina’s said, you’re either the most powerful women in the room, or you’re nothing. Zelina is queen, but Rhea will be standing there, covered in trash, looking for someone to leech off of. Rhea doesn’t have the guts to be champion all on her own. Rhea tells them to bring it, then, but Nikki goes after Rhea! The ref wants Nikki to let off, but Nikki keeps hammering Rhea down! Rhea hits back but Nikki throws Rhea down! Nikki is seething, and then she drags Rhea up. Rhea kicks Nikki away but Nikki throws her out!

Nikki WRECKS Rhea with a dropkick, then goes out to RAM her into steel steps! The Almost Superhero leaves Rhea down, but the match is called off. Will Rhea get right? Or will she get revenge?

 

Dana Brooke and Reggie regroup backstage.

What did they talk about? Staying low and staying mobile. That’s right! Reggie is faster, stronger and amazing! Use Omos’ size against him, tire him out, and go for the legs. Meanwhile, R-Truth, Akira Tozawa, Tamina, and a referee are watching while eating popcorn. Dana says Reggie can be vicious and ruthless while also super athletic. Reggie says, “Who am I kidding?” He ran into Omos full speed and bounced off him! Dana says Reggie is the most capable man she knows. Just stay away from him. But even Dana looks worried. Truth says Dana must really hate Reggie. She just told him to get got! Will Reggie even survive his run-in with Omos?

Reggie w/ Dana Brooke VS Omos!

Raw returns and Reggie makes his entrance. Dana is cheering him on, but she still looks very worried. Omos points out the clear height difference, and then he roars! Even that scares Reggie! But then here come the 24/7 Championship hunters! Dana runs into the ring, scoots under Omos and out the other side. Omos catches Tozawa, TOSSES him out, then CLOBBERS Truth! Tamina stares Omos down and Reggie climbs the corner. Tamina goes around Omos, the bell rings, and Reggie leaps! Into Omos’ arms! Omos uses both hands for the MOUNTAIN TOSS! Omos says it’s that easy. Cover, Omos wins.

Winner: Omos, by pinfall

Omos didn’t break a sweat with that one! Will the colossus of Raw continue to dominate until he’s on top of the world?

 

Maryse heads to the ring!

As her note said, she is here to talk with Beth face-to-face. But will that all this be? Or do Miz & Mrs. have a plan for the Glamazon? We find out, after the break.

Raw returns and Maryse has a mic to say, “Bonsoir (good evening), Tulsa.” She assures us The Miz couldn’t make it. He has a very big mouth and likes to agree to things without asking her first, so tonight, she is cleaning up his mess. She then asks Beth to come out alone so they can do this right. Woman to woman, wife to wife and mother to mother, Maryse wants to talk. Beth makes her entrance, but Edge still follows her out. Maryse wants Edge to wait on the ramp until they’ve had this conversation. There aren’t many ways to put this, but the match at the Rumble, it has to be canceled. Uh, okay. This oughta be good, so Beth is all ears.

Maryse says she doesn’t want it, surely Beth doesn’t want it, and the fans don’t want it! Fans boo, they DO want it. Maryse is trying to have a heartfelt moment, guys. Really? Really? Really? Maryse is sure sounding like Miz here… Maryse says she has the mic, so she can be louder than everyone here. It doesn’t matter what you think! Now she’s The Rock? But anyway, Maryse wants Beth to listen. They’re from the same generation in WWE. They fought together. Remember those two minute matches? Fans chant, “You Suck!” but Maryse asks if they’re done.

But Beth, c’mon. They fought together and made the Women’s Division what it is today! They’re great at what they do! Just look at them! Women nowadays main event WrestleMania thanks to these two! So if anything, Maryse thinks that they should be on the same team. They should be a unit! Friends! Even their daughters can be friends! They can have play dates, dinners, or even just a coffee. Beth wants Maryse to know that she speaks for everyone here when she says, “Just shut up!” Seriously? BFF’s? Playdates? Is anyone buying this? NOPE! So that means Maryse takes acting lessons from The Miz.

Beth boils it down to a simple answer: the match is NOT off. Beth is NOT missing the chance to tag team with her husband for the first time ever. And she is NOT missing the chance to Glam Slam Maryse’s ass through the canvas! In fact, why not give the fans a preview? Beth storms up to the ring but Maryse stays put. Wait, Miz attacks Edge at the ramp! But Edge DECKS Miz! Maryse really was lying about Miz being at home! But then Maryse CLOBBERS Beth with her purse! What’s in that bag?! Maryse and Miz decide to show us: it was a BRICK! A literal BRICK! Maryse tosses her hair back and celebrates with The Miz. But will Edge and Beth only look to break The It Couple for that one?

 

The Street Profits are fired up backstage!

Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford have a dream! The dream is that they have a plan and will execute it and win! The best part is, they do it in Tulsa, Oklahoma~! YESSIR! All the bodies in the ring, it’ll be like a mini Rumble. Which is great cuz the Profits were the first to declare for this year’s Rumble! Their first one, tossin’ bodies! But will Ford throw Dawkins? Rey Mysterio & Dom walk over to say not to worry. They’re a team tonight, and they’ll also be in the Rumble. Rey has to get this off his chest: Los Mysterios will outlast 28 other men in the Rumble. And then, not only will they throw those guys out, they’ll take the Mysterio name back to the Mania main event!

Okay, all due respect, that’s only if the Profits don’t make it there first. Because the Profits are up! And WE WANT THE SMOKE! Will these four burn it down to then light it up on the Road to WrestleMania?

8 Man Tag: The Street Profits & The Mysterios VS Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez & The Dirty Dawgs!

Raw returns and the Dawgs make their entrance. Then the Pride of Nigeria and his right hand man make their entrance. Teams sort out, Dolph Ziggler starts against Dom. They tie up, Dom waistlocks but Ziggler elbows free. Ziggler talks trash, runs, but Dom follows to RANA! Dom runs at Ziggler in the corner but Ziggler CLOBBERS Dom! Tag to Robert Roode and he stomps Dom. Roode drags Dom up, suplexes, but Dom knees free! Dom kicks low, tags Rey, and Rey gets a boost to RANA! Rey whips, Roode reverses but Rey dodges and tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Rey runs in but Roode puts him on the apron. Rey DECKS Roode, climbs, and leaps, but the rana is blocked

Roode brings Rey up, but Rey RANAS Roode out of the ring! Ziggler and Dom get in, Dom whips but Ziggler throws Dom up and out! Ford and Dawkins DROPKCIK Ziggler out! All eight men are on the outside now and shouting, but the ref keeps the peace while Raw goes to break!

Raw returns, Roode tags Ziggler and the Dawgs double whip Rey to double elbow him down. Then the Dawgs hit Rey’s corner to knock everyone down! Fans boo but Ziggler drags Rey over to tag Apollo. Apollo hits a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Ziggler is upset on Apollo’s behalf, but Apollo decides he’ll finish it now. Apollo gets Rey up, trophy lifts, but Rey fights free to a DDT! Both men are down and fans fire up! Rey crawls, Dawks is back! Hot tag to the Curse of Greatness! And he rallies on everyone! He hurdles Apollo to hit a FLYING BACK ELBOW! Roode runs into an EXPLODER! Ziggler runs into an EXPLODER!

Dawkins gives Apollo a CYCLONE SPLASH, then the SILENCER! But Azeez gets in to break the cover! Ford returns to ENZIGURI Azeez out! The Dawgs TOSS Ford out! But the Mysterios dropkick the Dawgs onto the ropes! STEREO 619’s! Dom goes up and out to LEAP at Azeez! But Azeez catches him! Rey jumps to add on, the Mysterios take out Azeez! But Apollo rolls Dawkins up! TWO, and pop-up for SKY HIGH! Tag to Ford, he’s up top! FROM THE HEAVENS!! Cover, the Profits & Mysterios win!

Winners: The Street Profits & The Mysterios, by pinfall

Ford was five-star again with that splash, but then the Mysterios decide to dump the Profits out! Rey says that’s nothing personal, just a sample of the Rumble. And then he dumps Dom out! The son’s got a lot to learn still. But will Dom & Rey look to be in that final handful at the Rumble to put their name back on the WrestleMania marquee?

 

WWE looks at the parallels of Lashley and Lesnar.

“Forge: to form by heating and hammering; to beat into shape.” Great warriors are born at the forge, shaped by the heat of the fire and tried in the brutality of combat. This is the beginning of two such warriors. “The great plains often invoke idyllic dreams of an unending cascades of crops and green pastures. But in winter, these dreams are overtaken by the harsh reality of desolation and decay. It is here that the heart of a Beast was forged, and a Conqueror was born.” Brock Lesnar is a two-time NCAA All American with over 100 victories, and the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion. And just five months after his WWE debut, The Next Big Thing was WWE Champion.

After ravaging every challenger in the WWE, the Beast would go to the UFC, and in just three fights, he’d reign supreme as the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Then upon returning to the WWE, Lesnar’s path of devastation continued. He took 16-time WWE Champion John Cena to Suplex City, ended The Undertaker’s WrestleMania undefeated streak, and cemented his dominance as a three-time Universal and six-time World Champion. He is a Beast without limits, without remorse, and without fear.

“Discipline. Restraint. Control. It is from these fires that the All Mighty was forged. Son of a US Army drill sergeant, Bobby Lashley learned at an early age that only by rigorously harnessing his natural ability that he would the greatness that he sought.” A three-time NAIA wrestling champion, Lashley would follow his father’s footsteps into the Army, and he honed his craft onto his way to winning gold in the Armed Forces Championship. Lashley would emerge in WWE as a peak physical specimen, unleashing a torrent of physical power and ferocity. But while he won gold, Lashley couldn’t quite find that next level.

A sojourn into MMA ignited the fires and Lashley had a 15-2 record. Then he’d return to the WWE and he would unleash havoc on opponent after opponent with his arsenal of high impact moves, headlined by the Hurt Lock full nelson. He would become United States Champion, Intercontinental Champion, and ultimately, WWE World Champion. Now, Lashley is ready for the one challenge that eluded him. For 20 years, Lashley believes Lesnar was ducking him. But Lesnar is confident that if they’d met before, Lesnar would’ve already beaten him. But the Royal Rumble will see the champion Beast collide with an All Mighty challenger.

These paths have finally crossed. Two warriors, forged in flame, battle and gold, fight for the ultimate prize. Only one emerges THE WWE World Champion. Will the ring even stay standing as these wage war?

 

The Miz & Maryse are heading out.

Kevin Patrick stops them to ask about that vicious attack. Miz says it took ONE SHOT to take down the Glamazon! Now Beth needs medical attention! Now the Grit Couple is the SH- Maryse stops Miz there. The girls are watching at home. Oh, right. Daddy loves ya, girls! And Miz loves Mommy. He is the best husband ever, because he remembered that Maryse’s birthday is next week! So before saying bonny nut- No, no, it’s bonne nuit. The T is silent. Right, bonne nuit to the Grit Couple, Miz is going to throw the most expensive, extravagant and amazing birthday party that anyone has ever seen, because Miz loves Maryse.

Nothing, especially not Edge & Beth, is stronger than their love. These two make-out right in front of us… But will announcing the birthday party here come back to bite the It Couple?

 

Alexa Bliss has another therapy session.

She and her therapist sit quietly a moment before he welcomes her back. He’s happy to say that there are less breakable things here in the office. She isn’t sure about that. But these sessions will continue. He will not tolerate a repeat of last week, though. He does apologize for showing her such a sensitive subject, but he had to know where she stood psychological. He promises her that she will be on the road to recovery. Neat. Now, let’s do word association. Okay, sure. How does she feel about the word, “Trust.” “Lily.” Friend? Lily. Home? Lily. Doll… Lily. Imaginary. Alexa gets up out of her seat and glares at him. Okay, time’s up.

The doc bolts but Alexa cools off. She sits back down, looks around the room, but stays quiet. Will Alexa ever get over her twistedly tragic past?

 

Bobby Lashley w/ MVP VS Seth Rollins!

The Rocky Mountain Machine is ready to wreck everything, including Brock Lesnar. Meanwhile, The Visionary is preparing to repeat history and defeat Roman Reigns once again. But who will have some major momentum on their side going towards those titanic title matches? The main event of top championship challengers begins after the break!

Raw returns and Rollins makes his entrance. The bell rings and Lashley glares while Rollins smirks. The two circle, fans rally up, and the two tie up. Rollins headlocks, Lashley powers up to power out, but Rollins duck sand dodges. Lashley hurdles then runs Rollins over! Fans cheer as Lashley mocks Rollins’ pose. The two reset, circle and tie up again. Rollins waistlocks, Lashley uses ropes to buck Rollins away, but Rollins hurdles and drops to then go perpendicular, SLINGBLADE! Rollins kicks, reels Lashley in, but Lashley back drops free! Lashley stalks Rollins, but Rollins fights the full nelson! Rollins drops to KICK Lashley, then he dumps Lashley out!

Rollins builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but Lashley stays up! Rollins goes back in, builds speed again, DIVES, but into a clinch! OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Lashley roars and Rollins flounders while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Rollins has Lashley down now! Rollins drags Lashley to a corner to SLAM a leg against the post! Rollins SLAMS the leg again, talks trash to MVP, then gets in as the ring count reaches 5 of 10. Rollins drags Lashley up, puts the bad leg in the ropes, pulls until the ref counts, then dropkicks the leg! Lashley falls, Rollins drags him to center and steps through to drop a leg on the knee! Lashley snarls and fans rally up. MVP coaches Lashley, but Rollins drops another leg on the bad knee! And then another! Rollins has the toehold, ties up the legs, but Lashley fights, only for Rollins to still get the Indian Deathlock!

Rollins keeps Lashley’s hands away while Lashley endures the hold. Rollins SLAPS Lashley in the side, but Lashley pulls hair! The ref reprimands, Lashley lets go but he punches Rollins! Rollins lets the legs free, but then he gets the bad one for a DRAGON SCREW! And into a HALF CRAB! Lashley endures, even as Rollins sits deep! Lashley powers up, fans rally up, and Lashley turns, only for Rollins to stomp the leg! Rollins has the Half Crab again! MVP coaches Lashley more but Rollins talks trash on “Bob.” Lashley fights up, turns things over, and he boots Rollins away! Rollins falls out of the ring but he’s right back in! Lashley avoids the stomp for a COMPLETE SHOT!

MVP says that’s the All Mighty Lashley he knows! Lashley grits his teeth and pushes up, just as Rollins also sits up. Rollins turns around into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! And then another! Lashley runs in at the corner, to RAM into Rollins! Lashley turns Rollins around, NECKBREAKER! Lashley fires up and Tulsa fires up with him! Lashley gets Rollins up, suplexes, but Rollins fights free! Lashley kicks low to gut wrench, DOMINATOR! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives but MVP coaches Lashley to keep going. Lashley aims from a corner, Rollins rises, Lashley runs in, into a KNEE! Rollins hits a ROLLING ELBOW! Then runs, but into a scoop!

Rollins slips out, shoves Lashley into buckles, then kicks low! Rollins underhooks the arms, PEDIGREE!! Cover, TWO!?! Lashley survives but Rollins is too tired to be shocked! Fans rally behind Lashley but Rollins stands. Rollins goes to a corner, climbs up top, but Lashley gets him with a choke grip! Lashley climbs up, but Rollins fights with elbows! But Lashley clinches, for a SUPER BELLY2BELLY!! Rollins goes flying to the other side of the ring! Lashley gets back to a corner but the Hurt Business go after him!!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by disqualification

Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin mug Lashley but Lashley fights back! That’s still 2v1, and they POST him! Alexander & Benjamin shout that he’s brought this upon himself, and then the POST Lashley again! They glare at MVP but then drag Lashley back up. But Lashley DOUBLE SUPLEXES them instead! COMPLETE SHOT for Benjamin! Fireman’s carry and the POST for Alexander! Lashley SPEARS Benjamin through barriers! Rollins is shocked at seeing the carnage, but the USOS run out from the crowd! Rollins turns around, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Jimmy & Jey make up for missing the target on SmackDown!

Rollins lost the match and then got got! Will he stand a chance of dethroning the Head of the Table if the Usos can get him on his show? As for Lashley, will he be able to go for the gold if he has his former henchmen coming after him?


My Thoughts:

This was a decent episode, but with really glaring low points. Does Vince just hate Women’s Wrestling again? Why is it that the matches tonight were basically filler to move the story along? Nikki VS Rhea being No Contest was whatever since it at least went with story. But that opening tag match had Becky, Piper, Bianca and Liv, all of which are basically the stars of the Raw Women’s Division. Yet Vince couldn’t be bothered to give that match more than a bathroom break amount of time! I suppose because it was Piper ending it all very quickly, we’re supposed to think Piper is that great, but honestly it just hurt all four women. If Bianca was taken out by just a corner splash, how is she to win the Rumble?

Finn VS Theory 2 was also way too short. I get there was a commercial break in the middle but that just makes it worse. Theory winning was clean also a shame, and not because of Vince’s weird threat to him. I get that Theory needed to win to make a feud out of this, but why not dirty it up a little? When is Finn going to get a chance to comment on how Theory is Vince’s pet project and all that? This whole thing is just hurting my brain. And only a little less than the Veer Mahaan videos coming back. He better show up in the Rumble. And this week’s Alexa therapy session was filler. It was just her associating everything with Lily but not even in a more compelling way than last week’s “triggered Alexa” vignette.

We got a good 8 Man Tag but it was also on the short side. It was pretty standard Rumble season stuff for Rey & Dom to dump the Profits out, but Rey dumping Dom was a bit of a surprise. Maybe Dom will do the same during the Rumble on Rey? I did appreciate them weaving three backstage segments into one, going from Reggie wanting advice from Edge but basically striking out, and then Edge talking with Priest and then Priest talking with Kevin. If Dana still has the 24/7 title come the Women’s Rumble, can that title end up hot potato’d around to end up on someone from SmackDown? Or does Fox just hate that title?

Omos of course destroyed Reggie, but I almost thought he was going to somehow end up 24/7 champion. That’d probably put the end to the title, though, because who would even try to take it from him? Kevin had a very good match with Priest, and his win definitely puts him in line for the US Championship, but who knows if Kevin will even go for it with him so closely connected to Rollins in their stories. And we got a good promo segment out of Maryse and Beth. But Maryse bringing up the Diva Era short matches and yet we got a short women’s match here, the irony clearly goes over Vince’s thick head. That brick in the purse, though. And telegraphing the birthday stuff for next week, Maryse’s cake is definitely going into someone’s face.

The Alpha Academy graduation was a pretty good segment. I am sure Riddle was referencing something but I can’t place it. I can’t believe they’re kayfabing that Otis never had the last name “Dozovic.” That’s taking Vince’s love of editing names to a new, dumber level. But I loved the face Otis made when Gable said they were going to have a tag team academic challenge. He’s going to end up the weak link for his team since this graduation was based on his in-ring skills. The Lesnar Lashley vignette was well made, but a rather melodramatic theme in the narration. After the string of short matches, it just felt like WWE trying too hard to be cinematic and not enough about action.

Lashley VS Rollins was great stuff, until the Hurt Business “ruined” things. It just keeps reminding us of how flippant they’ve been with that faction’s story. They work together against Goldberg but then not together against Lesnar, and now the Hurt Business is just being thrown at Lashley in an attempt to build Lashley as brutal and dominant without it being in the matches. The Usos getting the drop on Rollins was pretty good, though, since that carries over from SmackDown. If they’d let it just be the Usos trying to mess with Rollins, I think things would’ve felt a bit better.

My Score: 8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (1/17/22)

Raleigh gets Elevated!

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AEW Elevation Coverage

A lucky seven for Elevation!

AEW continues in Raleigh and has a strong seven for Elevation! Jay Lethal is keeping himself sharp for what could be an FTW Championship showdown!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Matt Sydal & Lee Moriarty VS JR Miller & Marcus Kross; Sydal & Moriarty wins.
  • Tay Conti VS Ameera; Conti wins.
  • Gunn Club VS JB Cole & T.I.M; Gunn Club wins.
  • Frankie Kazarian VS Labron Kozone; Kaz wins.
  • Ruby Soho VS Kenzie Page; Soho wins.
  • Private Party VS Chase Emory & Patrick Scott; Private Party wins.
  • Jay Lethal VS Alexander Moss; Lethal wins.

QUICK NOTES

Pretty clear cut stuff here, but I like that we’re seeing Sydal & Moriarty in tag action again. Kenzie Page is back in AEW and she’ll give Ruby Soho a good match. Good to see Kaz back in action, they kinda let the ball drop on his Elite Hunter story but maybe he can build himself up towards the TNT Championship. And I have a feeling in Gunn Club’s match, fans will troll Austin & Colten as “Ass Boys” again and that could come close to costing them.


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