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

There’s grudges all over NXT 2.0!

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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 AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/6/22)

Big fights tonight on Dynamite!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

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!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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?

 

Miro speaks.

“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.

 

FTR speaks.

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?


My Thoughts:

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


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NOAH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.179 ~ 6TH JULY 2022

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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)

Event recap

Post match interviews

  • Yamagata Big Wing (Sunday, July 3rd)

Event recap

Post match interviews

CURRENT CHAMPIONS

  • 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
    Challenger: TBA

THIS WEEK IN NOAH

(July 2022 schedule)

  • YOSHIKI INAMURA FIRE FESTIVAL 2022

Friday, July 8th: vs Hide Kubota

July 9th: Road to Nippon Budokan special autograph session

Sunday, July 10th

Venue: Fujisan Messe, Shizuoka

Time: 13:00 JST

Broadcast: WrestleUniverse (event will not be streamed live)

LINKS

“Fire Festival 2022” Press Conference B Block – Yoshiki Inamura comments

I AM NOAH Ring Announcer

Keiji Mutoh Final Countdown Series

BOOK CORNER

Donmai-Donmai (Mitsuharu Misawa’s diary)

GIF taken from NOAH Official Twitter & NOAH Official YouTube


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