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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (12/16/21)

Who goes for the Cup next?

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Coverage NXT UK 2021

British Prodigy, Spanish Sensation, and a golden opportunity!

Noam Dar has been the most brash and boastful NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion, but Nathan Frazer and A-Kid are coming for the cup!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Joe Coffey VS Charlie Dempsey; Dempsey wins.
  • Kenny Williams VS Danny Jones; Williams wins.
  • NXT UK Heritage Cup #1 Contenders Match: A-Kid VS Nathan Frazer; A-Kid wins and will challenge Noam Dar for the cup.

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Joe Coffey VS Charlie Dempsey!

The Iron King wants NXT UK to stay Gallus’ Kingdom, and that means teaching Die Familie’s newest “brother” he chose the wrong side in this fight! But will Dempsey dissect this Gallus Boy like the technical machine he is?

The bell rings and Coffey circles with Dempsey. They tie up, go around, then break. They go again, Coffey powers Dempsey to ropes, lets off, ties up at the ropes again, but the ref counts the ropebreak. Coffey lets off as fans sing “Gallus Boys On Top, Gallus Boy~ On Top~!” Coffey and Dempsey tie up, knuckle lock, but break. They go again, Dempsey breaks one grip but Coffey gets away before Dempsey can wrench. They tie up a third time, Coffey wrenches but Dempsey slips through. Coffey still wrangles Dempsey but Dempsey kicks Coffey away. Fans cheer the technical exchange as the two go again.

They knuckle lock, Dempsey headlocks and hits a takeover. Dempsey grinds Coffey, floats to a lateral press with a wristlock but Coffey keeps an arm up. Dempsey wants the leg for his inverted Bow ‘n’ Arrow but Coffey slips out! Dempsey facelocks, headlocks and grinds, but Coffey throws body shots. Coffey powers up, powers out, and runs to CROSSBODY! Dempsey is sputtering but Coffey whips him and CLOBBERS him in the corner! And then again! And then a scoop for a RUNNING SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Coffey drags Dempsey up to clinch to a cording hold. Dempsey fights back with a facelock then powers up. Coffey holds on as Dempsey tries to whip.

Dempsey tries again, and hits a hip toss! But Coffey still has the arm to drag Dempsey back down! Coffey throws fists to the ribs, Dempsey fights up to go up and headscissor! Dempsey is free, but Coffey comes back for the arm! Coffey wrangles Dempsey but Dempsey reaches up to headscissor! Dempsey drags Coffey down, pushes up to add pressure, but Coffey fights with elbows and fists. Coffey moves around, pops free and has a butterfly deathlock! Dempsey wants the arm, Coffey punches him down! Dempsey tries to clinch but Coffey knocks him down. Dempsey throws body shots, Coffey DECKS him! Coffey even eggs Dempsey on!

Dempsey reaches for Coffey’s nose, but Coffey stands on both knees and STOMPS! And Dempsey thought he had brutally innovative ideas! Coffey throws hands, Dempsey staggers into the corner and Coffey fires off body shots. Dempsey dodges the haymaker and Coffey’s hand hits buckles! Coffey blocks a whip but Dempsey grinds a forearm into his face. Dempsey whips, Coffey reverses, then he whips Dempsey again. Dempsey holds ropes, ROCKS Coffey, and then BRIDGING ARM-DRAGS Coffey into buckles! Dempsey drags Coffey up, throws EuroUppers, then GUT WRENCH SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! But Dempsey holds onto Coffey with a chinlock!

Fans still rally for Coffey as he fights up, but Dempsey has the arm for a wristlock! Coffey scoops and SLAMS Dempsey down! Dempsey gets up, Coffey headbutts low, but Dempsey gets the arm again! Dempsey has a deep hammerlock, then fires body shots as Coffey can’t guard! Dempsey’s EuroUpper floors Coffey! Coffey headbutts but Dempsey DECKS Coffey with another EuroUpper! Dempsey stomps away on Coffey, then drags him up to facelock. They fight in the clinch, Dempsey throws more EuroUppers! Coffey catches one but Dempsey fights the backslide with pure power! Coffey still tries, and he dumps Dempsey over!

Dempsey throws body shots, Coffey fireman’s carries! Dempsey fish hooks the nose! Dempsey gets the facelock, cravat, but Coffey blocks the suplex! Dempsey throws more EuroUppers, then snapmares to RAM shoulders! Dempsey runs, RAMS Coffey again, then runs, but Coffey jumps! Dempsey catches Coffey for a BACK DROP! Cover, TWO! Dempsey wants the arm but Coffey clasps hands. So Dempsey throws body shots. Dempsey has a one arm full nelson! Coffey endures, Dempsey goes after Coffey’s busted nose! Coffey endures, Dempsey lets off to ROCK him with a forearm! Dempsey clinches, has the arm again, wrenches through, but Coffey fights with a leg!

But Dempsey jumps on for a GUILLOTINE!! Dempsey CLUBS away on Coffey, but Coffey powers up to a suplex! Dempsey slips out, waistlocks, but Coffey switches and shoves Dempsey to a corner. Dempsey stops from hitting buckles, only to turn around and crash head to head with Coffey! Both men go down and the ref checks on them. Fans rally as both men are okay to continue. Dempsey crawls to ropes, Coffey stands at center. Coffey says no mercy, and he throws EuroUppers! Dempsey gives them back, and fans rally as they go back and forth! “You wanna do this then, huh?!” The EuroUppers are heavier and faster, and Coffey gets the edge! But Dempsey hits the bad hand!

Dempsey ROCKS Coffey with palm strike after palm strike, but Coffey dodges to fire off shots from all sides! Coffey has Dempsey wobbling, but Dempsey counter jabs! Coffey DISCUS LARIATS! Both men are down again and fans fire up for “NXT! NXT!” Fans rally back up as Dempsey and Coffey stir. Coffey crawls over to Dempsey, they stand up and Dempsey blocks the body shot to get the wristlock! Dempsey wrenches, Coffey resists the takedown, and Coffey arm-drags free! Both men stagger up, Coffey BOOTS from the corner! Coffey goes up and up and CROSSBODIES! But the bad hand keeps Coffey from covering!

Coffey sees Dempsey in the corner, run sin, GLASGOW SENDOFF! But here comes Teoman & Rohan Raja! They’re violating the ringside ban to save Dempsey! But then here comes Gallus to reinforce Coffey! Wolfgang and Markus dare Die Familie to start something! But Joe turns around and Dempsey RAMS him into steel steps! The firms brawl while Dempsey puts Coffey in the ring! Dempsey CLOBBERS Coffey, then has the DRAGON SLEEPER!! Coffey is fading fast! Coffey is OUT, Dempsey wins!!

Winner: Charlie Dempsey, by submission

Die Familie regroups quickly before Gallus can get at them! Has Dempsey ended the blood feud before it’s even begun?

 

Sid Scala speaks.

“Congratulations are in order as last week, Tyler Bate & Trent Seven, Moustache Mountain, became the new NXT UK Tag Team Champions. But now it’s time to find their first challengers. On the first show of the new year, Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith will take on Symbiosis. And the following week, Dave Mastiff & Jack Starz will go up against Teoman & Rohan Raja. The winners of those two matches will face off to determine who will be the first challengers to the new NXT UK Tag Team Champions!” A mini tournament to kick off 2022, but who will rise up to challenge the Big Strong Boy & The Silver Fox?

 

NXT UK hears from Jordan Devlin.

“In the morning, my face is a little puffy. I’ll put on an ice mask while I do my crunches. I can do a thousand now. My penthouse overlooks Dublin city, my city, and all the little people below. I drive fast, with the top down. I like the way the wind blows in my hair. I look amazing.” The fans adore him, worship him. Why wouldn’t they? Devlin’s more than a hero, more than just an Ace. He is more than Ilja Dragunov could ever be. Ilja fights for his family, his fans. Pathetic. Ilja needs their love, their approve. All Devlin needs is Devlin. But will Devlin learn that not even the Irish Ace measures up to UNBESIEGBAR?

 

Moustache Mountain is here!

The BT Sports Studio fans are all fired up to see these two wearing the NXT UK Tag Team Championships around their waists! Tyler Bate & Trent Seven fist bump and “Too Tweeze” the fans. Fans chant, “You Deserve It!” as the two get in the ring and get the mics. Seven says, “What a night that was. Whew! What a moment in time. And I tell you something, I’ll tell you all and you, I think I needed that. I really do.” The last eighteen months have been rather strange. Rather wild. But they’re back! And they’re here, and Moustache Mountain are NXT UK Tag Team Champions!! Fans cheer for that one!

Seven continues to say that it goes without saying, there were times where they fell short. They fell short against Grizzled Young Veterans, and once against Pretty Deadly. But… Fans sing “Champions~! Champions! Ole ole!” There was a moment last week that made Seven think, “What happens if we don’t win?” Seven saying it out loud, it’s fine. But what does Seven do if they lose these? Where does Seven go from here? What does he do if he hasn’t got gold? To be honest, Seven isn’t sure how long he has left, that’s all. He doesn’t know what he’d do if he didn’t have these. Fans chant, “Fight Forever!”

Seven says wait, he DOES have these! And he’s got Bate! And as long as he’s got those, he’ll keep on fighting! He’ll keep on going for as long as it takes! Tyler says that sounds like music to his ears. Fans sing, “Trent Seven Army” as Bate says it has been a long, tough, treacherous ascent up the mountain. But with the power of patience, hard work and the energy that the fans give to them, they now stand here as the first team ever, EVER, to have held NXT AND NXT UK Tag Team Championships! They’re the best! The best! At least, they think so. Tyler can say it again and Seven will never get sick of it.

But wait, quick check. Tyler Bate, weren’t you the first ever UK Champion? Correct! And he’s also been Heritage Cup Champion? Correct! And now he has the NXT UK Tag Team Championships! CORREC’ INDEED! That makes Tyler the first-ever GRAND SLAM WINNER IN NXT UK HISTORY!! Fans sing and chant again, and Seven says Bate is the “Biggest, Strongest Boy.” Or as the fans put it, #GrandSlamBoy. That’s got a nice ring to it. Seven thanks the fans, and that is all that’s left to say. He speaks for Tyler and everyone in the back, and every single person who has stuck it out here and there, that helps bring the brand together: Thank You.

Thank you to the fans for tuning in! Without the fans, this isn’t possible! So from here on, it is only onwards and upwards, with a very, very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Will 2022 be the Year of the Moustache?

 

Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith speak.

“The hottest team under the sun” aren’t going to make any cheesy New Year’s resolutions, because the goal remains the same: NXT UK Tag Team Championships. Carter says he’s got ice on his neck and wrist, time to add gold around the waist and make the look complete. Smith isn’t sure about that, but this isn’t about when. NOW is the time! Ready and forward, always forward! Will the Predator Killer & Prestige make it through Symbiosis’ T-Bone & Primate in the New Year?

 

NXT UK hears from Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport.

“I know Blair was a champion in Japan. But I never met her in Japan. Blair, why did you come to NXT UK? To fight me, yes?” Blair admits, she’s been chasing that one match that she never got. It is in NXT UK, Meiko VS Blair. Meiko knows Blair is one of the best, but she cannot match THE best. Meiko is the Final Boss, but Blair is the Top Foreigner that conquered Japan. Now Meiko is the foreigner in Blair’s homeland. And it will be nothing but flawless victory for Blair Davenport! Will the Ichiban Gaijin open the new year as the new champion? We find out in three weeks!

 

Kenny Williams VS Danny Jones!

The Scum of the Earth, #KennyCockroach, has an endless list of ways to weasel into a win. And as he makes his entrance, he gets a mic to tell “Danny Boy,” he’s got the night off. Get out. Williams doesn’t want Danny, he wants Mark Andrews! So go on, get out. Fans fire up for Danny, but Williams says for him to get out and find Andrews. Danny refuses, so guess we’re doing this the hard way. Kenny puts the mic down, takes off his jacket, and the bell rings. They circle, tie up, and Williams waistlocks to wrangle Danny down and has a thrashing facelock! Danny fights up, Williams holds on but Danny wrenches out to a wristlock and he wrangles Williams.

Williams tries to kick free but Danny rolls him to a chinbar. Williams gets ropes, Danny lets off. They go again, Williams headlocks and grinds Danny again. Danny powers up but can’t power out. Danny throws a body shot, then powers out to run Williams over! Things speed up and Danny runs Williams over again! Whip and kitchen sink knee! Cover, TWO! Danny scoops Williams, but Williams slips out to CHOP BLOCK! Williams CLUBS and STOMPS Danny into the corner, then jumps on him again and again! Williams says, “Hi, Mark!” to taunt Andrews while he KNEES Danny in the corner. Williams drags Danny up but Danny throws body shots.

Williams KNEES low, headlock takeover to a cover, ONE! Williams scrapes his soles on Danny’s face, then CLAWS him! Williams SLAPS Danny, but that only angers him! Danny fires forearms again and again then DECKS Williams! Danny TOSSES Williams into one corner, then the other! And then SHINING WIZARD to EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Williams survives and he rolls to ropes. Danny storms after him, drags him up, but Williams HOTSHOTS him away! Williams gets in to CHOP BLOCK the leg from the front! Williams stomps away on Danny’s knee, then he says, “Are you watching, Mark?!” Williams says Danny is unlucky! BAD LUCK DRIVER!

Williams mockingly asks, “You want one more? He wants one more.” BAD LUCK DRIVER again! Cover, Williams wins!

Winner: Kenny Williams, by pinfall

Message sent through one Welshman to another! Will Kenny Cockroach get his match with the high-fiving, stage-diving, skateboarding rockstar?

 

Symbiosis speaks.

Eddie Dennis says, “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. But next year’s words… await another voice.” T-Bone says it’ll be a new year, and it’ll be a new beginning. Things are gonna change. Primate adds that, “He threw us to the wolves, and eventually we will return, leading the pack.” “That voice,” Dennis says, “is Symbiosis.” Will the Headmaster’s monsters unleash their aggression on the entire field to get at the gold?

 

Next week is a Special Holiday Edition!

What does that mean? Who knows! The best gifts are a surprise, after all!

 

NXT UK Media catches up with something going backstage.

It’s in the men’s bathroom! Williams emerges and sarcastically says, “Help, help! There’s been a terrible accident! I found~ him~!” Williams attacked Mark Andrews in the bathroom!! Andrews needs a doctor, his arm’s been hurt! Did the Scum of the Earth just exterminate Subculture in NXT UK?

 

NXT UK Heritage Cup #1 Contenders Match: A-Kid VS Nathan Frazer!

The Spanish Sensation and British Prodigy met before in a Triple Threat to determine a challenger for NXT UK Champion, Ilja Dragunov. A-Kid won then, but did not take the title from The Czar. Now AK and Frazer meet again, going for what Noam Dar holds. Will El Nino Anonimo return to the title that put him on the map? Or will Frazer look to soar higher than ever before?

The bell rings and round one begins. AK and Frazer shake hands to show there is sportsmanship and respect, and fans cheer. Fans rally up as the two tie up, and Frazer arm-drags but AK headscissors. Frazer kips free, the two reset. They knuckle lock, AK rolls, trips Frazer and floats right to a headlock. Frazer keeps his shoulders up, rolls AK to a cover, ONE! AK holds onto the headlock but Frazer fights up. Frazer powers out, AK CLOBBERS him with a flying tackle! Cover, TWO, and AK gets the chinlock. Frazer endures, fights up and slips out to a hammerlock. AK rolls, kips up and wrenches back to reel Frazer in for a headlock.

Frazer powers out, AK arm-drags and kips up to dropkick Frazer down! Half nelson cover, TWO! AK wants the arm! Frazer moves around to resist, fans rally up and AK wrenches as the minute mark. Frazer spins through, monkey flips, but AK holds onto the arm! AK wants the Fujiwara but Frazer still moves around. AK settles for the wristlock, and he TWISTS it hard! Frazer endures, moves around, thirty seconds left as AK wrangles Frazer again. Frazer gets up, rolls and handsprings to get free, sweep, cover, ONE! AK sweeps, covers, ONE! AK kicks but Frazer ducks and kips up but AK block the superkick!

We’re under 10 seconds as AK ducks the dragon whip! AK headlocks, Frazer powers out, and the round is over!

A-Kid: 0; Frazer: 0

Fans are fired up after such a fast and furious finish to the first three minutes! Both men refresh, but AK is already breathing pretty heavily. Frazer seems to have the speed and cardio advantage, but now we go into round two. Fans rally up already as the two go again. AK waistlocks and SLAMS Frazer down! Frazer fights up, fights the waistlock, but AK SLAMS him down again! Frazer fights up, pries the hold, switches and shoves to hurdle and drop. Frazer then DROPKICKS AK down! AK gets up, Frazer arm-drags and has the cording hold. AK endures as Frazer shifts to a top wristlock. AK bridges, headstands to headscissor, and he wrangles Frazer down.

Frazer moves around, headstands and hops free, but AK dodges to springboard and arm-drag! Frazer recovers to springboard, arm-drag and slip around to ghost pin! TWO, and AK staggers up into a leg pick! AK sits on it, TWO! Frazer tries the sunset flip but AK slips out to high stack, only for Frazer to roll it back! Frazer gets the fall!!

A-Kid: 0; Frazer: 1

Even Frazer is a bit surprised he got that one! AK tries not to be frustrated but being a former Heritage Cup Champion, he knows well that the first fall is so important. The bell rings on round three and AK rushes corner to corner! Frazer avoids the corner clothesline, ducks the jump kick, but AK ducks the roundhouse, only to get hit with the HEEL KICK! AK rebounds off ropes to DYNAMIC DROPKICK! Frazer gets up, swings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! AK holds on for a bit of a bearhug, and he drags Frazer up as fans rally and duel. Frazer bucks the waistlock, AK comes back to NORTHERN LIGHTS! And roll through to ARMBAR!!

Frazer clasps hands, AK uses his heels to break the grip! Frazer scoots around, ROPEBREAK with a foot! AK lets go quickly as time is of the essence. AK rushes in but into an elbow! Frazer jumps up and headscissors AK to ropes, then CHOPS him! Frazer whips, AK reverses and reels Frazer into the IRON OCTOPUS! Frazer steps back to the ropes, but AK KICKS him as he lets off! AK CHOPS Frazer at the ropes with under 90 seconds, then he whips. Frazer reverses to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Frazer ducks and dodges to QUEBRADA to the ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO! Frazer keeps his cool as fans rally up.

We’re under a minute already as Frazer brings AK up. Frazer ROCKS AK, and ROCK Shim again. AK ROCKS Frazer back, but Frazer throws another forearm. AK gets around to a SLEEPER HOLD! We’re at 20 seconds, AK lets Frazer go to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Ten seconds left, FUJIWARA ARMBAR, and a finger bending grip! The bell saves Frazer!

A-Kid: 0; Frazer: 1

AK is frustrated again, he almost had Frazer there. Frazer refreshes, he still has the advantage. The bell rings to give us round four! Frazer and AK step up as fans rally, and Frazer swings, but into the SLEEPER! Frazer snapmares free, and SHOTGUNS AK down! AK is in a drop zone, Frazer goes up top! FROG SPLASH, but he has to roll through as AK moves! AK rushes in, into a SLINGBLADE! Frazer’s mentor, Seth Rollins, would be proud of that one! Frazer reels AK in, ANARCHY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! AK survives and stays in this match! Fans rally and duel as we reach two minutes. AK and Frazer rise, Frazer throws a BIG forearm! AK shoots in to get the SLEEPER!

AK thrashes Frazer, then lets go, but runs into the ROLLING BOSTON CRAB! AK’s ribs already have tape, he’s in a bad way! But AK manages to power up and roll through to a victory roll, TWO! Frazer ducks and dodges, but AK turns Quebrada into SLIDING GERMAN! AK hurries back in, DYNAMIC DROPKICK! Cover, AK ties it up!

A-Kid: 1; Frazer: 1

The Spanish Sensation saves himself here, now we’re at square one in round five! Will it all end here? The bell rings, AK runs in again to GAMANGIRI! And then FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Frazer survives but AK floats to a waistlock. Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” as Frazer throws elbows. AK holds on, Frazer bucks him at the ropes. AK kips up, into a SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!! AK survives but Frazer keeps his focus. Fans duel as Frazer goes to a corner. Frazer goes up top in an instant, but AK GAMANGIRIS again! AK then climbs up, but Frazer throws body shots to fight the superplex. AK turns Frazer around but Frazer throws more hands.

Frazer slips under AK to DROPKICK him! AK stays on the top rope but Frazer climbs up after him. Frazer stands AK up, for a SUPER FALL AWAY POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Frazer doesn’t waste time being surprised, we’re at one minute! Frazer goes up, MOONSAULT, but AK moves! Frazer lands on his feet, rains down fists, but AK headscissors to the ARMBAR!! Frazer scrambles, AK makes it an omoplata! AK CLUBS away and gets RINGS OF SATURN!!! Frazer endures, but he nods! Frazer quits, AK wins!!

Winner: A-Kid, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the Heritage Cup Championship)

With 25 seconds left in the fifth, A-Kid is going back for the Heritage Cup! But he still shows Frazer the respect he earned in this match. Will the Spanish Sensation dethrone the Scottish Supernova when these two meet in the ring again?


My Thoughts:

Another great NXT UK, for what feels like the last real episode for the year. They advertised the holiday episode next week, which if it’s like last year, will be more of a clip show or year in review episode. We got a great celebratory promo from Moustache Mountain that was a well-deserved victory lap for them. They officially announced it so everyone realizes, Moustache Mountain have made history as a team, and Bate has made history as an individual. I do also appreciate Seven being a little real with us, that he isn’t a spring chicken and won’t be wrestling forever, but he certainly wants to go until the very end.

We also got good promos from the first match-up of the unofficial tag team tournament. I would like to think Carter & Smith win against Symbiosis to then take on Die Familie, given the beef they had from a few months back. Joe Coffey VS Dempsey was a great match, even with the teams rushing out to start stuff. Maybe we won’t get a Six Man yet until we see how the tag title scene goes. Devlin had a great vignette to build how arrogant he is, and a good Meiko VS Blair vignette to hype up their match. Kenny Williams and Danny Jones had a very good match, and Kenny attacking Andrews definitely helps push their match back to 2022 after the holiday break.

The Heritage Cup contender’s match was great stuff, and I oddly didn’t see A-Kid winning here. I thought he’d already had his time in the midcard with the Cup, it was time for Frazer to move up and AK to move on. But it was another well-done way of booking the match. The first round had a great finish, and Frazer getting the first fall put the pressure on AK for some good story telling. AK comes from behind, gets the win, and he’ll have a great match with Noam Dar. Pretty sure Dar finds a way to win, though, his reign really only just started and should keep going.

My Score: 8.5/10


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Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 12.8.2022

Josh Alexander finally addresses what happened at Over Drive! MCMG gets a title match! Eric Young was written out, how does Deaner change Violent by Design?

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We get a new era of VBD, Motor City Machine Guns with a tag title shot and Josh Alexander will finally address what happened at Over Drive. I doubt we’re going to get a clean resolution to the tag match since Brian Myers and Matt Cardona are just assholes, but hopefully we get something fun.

Apparently since Deaner is the Violence, the group is just called The Design.

Ratings:

  • Tag Team Titles: Motor City Machine Guns vs Heath & Rhino (c): No Contest – ** 1/4
  • Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Taya Valkyrie w/Death Dollz: Savannah wins via Full Nelson Bomb – **
  • Kon w/The Design vs Sami Callihan: Kon wins via Death Valley Driver – **
  • IMPACT World Championship Open Challenge: Mike Bailey vs Josh Alexander (c): Josh retains via C4 Spike – *****

Results:

Tag Team Titles: Motor City Machine Guns vs Heath & Rhino (c)

Rhino and Sabin start off and they work to Shelley and Heath with a little bit of MCMG tandem work. Guns are tying up Heath, some corner work where the ref is allowing a little more contact than usual; main point is that Heath is getting twisted and torqued.

Heath tries to paint brush his way out of a Figure Four, but Shelley dips into his heel tendencies. Heath gets to the ropes and Shelley lays back and tells the ref he’s willing to break. He doesn’t and forces the referee to untie their legs, so he gets some extra damage in. Dragon Screw attempt gets turned around, Heath drops Shelley and finally gets Rhino back in.

Guns try to utilize some tandem attacks, but as we see Sabin and Heath swinging back and forth; the Major Players hit the ring and hit simultaneous Wake Up Calls on Heath and Sabin, causing the no contest.

Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Taya Valkyrie w/Death Dollz

Savannah starts off honestly just overpowering Taya. A few quick shoves, Bear Hugs, rag dolls…and Taya is on the back foot. A little bit of ducking and dodging gives Taya the chances to hit the Spear and send Savannah out.

Savannah puts the brakes on anything Taya can start, we go to commercial and Savannah throws Taya with a Butterfly Suplex…so there’s just a lot of Taya working from underneath. Flying Headscissors finally gives Taya a breather, Blue Thunder Bomb for 2 into an Indian Deathlock transitioning into an STF before Savannah fights out.

Road to Valhalla attempt, Savannah blocks it, a little back and forth before Savannah connects with the Full Nelson Bomb for the win.

Kon w/The Design vs Sami Callihan

Early on Sami is struggling with Kon’s power and size. This is hard to really swallow, even as an early “debut” of a new stable. Sami keeps fighting the good fight, grasps for a Jaw Breaker and turns a Kon charge into a Scoop Slam…but Kon tries to keep being the immovable object.

Sami buckles Kon’s knee and hits the Tanaka style forearm and tries to stay on the bigger guy. The numbers eventually start to distract Sami, Angels distracts the referee, Deaner stops Sami and Kon hits a Death Valley Driver for the win.

I’m not really impressed with this, but I guess you really can’t have the new stable get punked out. Even though they are all punks.

Josh Alexander comes out to address the Over Drive fallout and states an open challenge with the intent to drag out Bully Ray – but Bully has a whole video set up goading Josh and saying he’s not there. 

So Speedball Mike Bailey comes down to see if the open challenge is still on the table. 

IMPACT World Championship Open Challenge: Mike Bailey vs Josh Alexander (c)

Bailey tries to come at Josh hard, and Josh shows that his left arm is still bothering him some; but he generally shrugs off Bailey for the early goings. A big Forearm and Kitchen Sink have Josh slowly stalking his opponent. His attention isn’t on Bailey, so his style reflects as much.

Josh sends Bailey to the ropes, back handspring, machine gun kicks send Josh reeling and a Tope con Hilo finally gives Bailey some momentum. Commercial break comes back with Bailey hitting a big Double Knees, but a Running Boot from Josh puts things back in his favor. Josh lands kick after kick, big forearms, and just hits Bailey with disdain because he’s not Bully Ray.

A Shotgun Dropkick opens things up for Speedball, Sole Butt doubles over Josh, Axe Kick, Roundhouse into a Corkscrew Shooting Star Press for 2. Buzzsaw Kick missed, German Suplex train begins! Two in a row, Bailey tries to block, so Josh pins the arms and hits a Shutdown Suplex for 2. C4 Spike, spun out, Ankle Lock attempt, blocked and turned into a Kimura from Bailey, but now they’re just jockeying for submission positions. Josh counters the Octopus into running him into the corner twice, but Speedball doesn’t let go. One more attempted jam, but a Poison Rana gives Bailey a 2 count.

Another commercial comes back to Josh driving his knee into Speedball’s shoulder blades. Flipping Stomp miss from Bailey, Tornado Kicks land, Ultima Weapon misses and Josh goes for a C4 Spike but the arm gives out! They spill to the outside and Bailey strings together some offense. A big Missile Dropkick leads into Round Kicks, and then open hand chop exchange. Both men after just firing back and forth, neither is relenting. Forearms and kicks, finally into a proper Fighting Spirit spot that Bailey counters a Rolling Forearm with a Straight Side Kick. Bailey charges into the ropes, Josh catches him in Capture Suplex position but drags him over the ropes and slams him onto the apron.

This is a third commercial break and we’re perched with Bailey going for a Super Frankensteiner, Josh blocks, feigns the Avalanche Styles Clash, but Bailey counters! Flamingo Driver attempt, Josh gets pissed, counters and then throws Bailey with a Torture Rack Bomb. 2 count immediately into the Ankle Lock, but Bailey blocks, manages to get away, counters Josh in the corner, Ultima Weapon connects! But Bailey can’t get the pinfall as he sells his legs. Speedball gets up, PK as he keeps selling the legs but still uses his offense. PK again! Backflip Double Knees, a few missed kicks before finally connecting and then charging through with the snap kick. Open Hand Chops from Josh, Kicks from Bailey, Josh just grabs him and starts the locomotion German Suplexes.

Six suplexes and another commercial! Back perched, Kimura Lock from Bailey, Josh fights, Bailey tries a kick, but Josh grabs him and dumps him back into the ring with an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Josh climbs to the top, Moonsault misses! Bailey slowly climbs to the top rope, Josh pops up, Avalanche Olympic Slam for 2! Josh struggles to try and pick up Bailey, so they have a slow rise as both men are banged up. Bailey pops up with the Straight Kick to the face for a near fall, and we actually hear the 10 minutes remaining call from Penzer.

Ankle Lock again from Josh, but Bailey keeps squirming. Josh Death Rolls with the Ankle and doesn’t want to let go, he’s trying to end this. Bailey tries to stretch up to get out of it, but gets scooped into a Tombstone Piledriver but only another 2 and back into the Ankle Lock! Up Kicks break the submission, Bailey tries to stop Josh from charging back into the corner with a kick, but Josh drivers his knee into Bailey’s leg, drags him back to the center and Grapevine’s the Ankle. Speedball barely manages to claw to the ropes.

Josh tries to climb the corner with Bailey, but Bailey slips down and now he’s trying to get up to Josh but can’t quite muster the energy to get past Josh. Josh keeps clocking and dropping Bailey. Bailey finally powers through the offense, stares down Josh and Avalanche Frankensteiner! Ultima Weapon… connects again but foot on the bottom rope! Flamingo…nope, Styles Clash from Josh into the Ankle Lock again! Bailey grabs the bottom rope and tries to kick Josh away, but Josh finds adrenaline rips Bailey into his arms for an Inverted Piledriver. Josh and Bailey keep struggling as Josh is going for a C4 Spike, 2 C4 Spikes with about 15 seconds left!

 

Overall Score: 9/10

A Western company actually mentioning time remaining, having to bump a “scheduled main event” and dedicate the last hour of the show to literally one match is a little surprising. The show also did try to add credibility to The Design, Savannah Evans got to look impressive and the fact the tag match was interrupted…to no one’s surprise, helped sell the epic main event even harder.

I don’t really have a lot to say aside from that was a hell of a match, and the fact that it was about 15 seconds short of a Broadway is both crazy and almost feels dirty that it didn’t quite get there. But it was great, built off their previous match and was a great endcap to the year both men had as being fighting champions and two bastions of hope of the company in 2022. IMPACT loves to just to clip shows for the last two weeks of the year, so we only have 1 maybe 2 more real episodes before Hard to Kill is around the corner. But hot damn was this match amazing!


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Mitchell’s NJPW WTL X Super Jr. Tag Results & Report! (12/7/22)

The Super Jr. Tag League penultimate round!

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NJPW WTL X Super Jr.

The Super Juniors are so close, they can almost taste it!

NJPW continues on and the Super Jr. Tag League is almost done! Is it inevitable that Ace Austin & Chris Bey are finalists in the tournament? Or will they get burned by the #GLEATSAUCE?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Yuto Nakashima & Ryohei Oiwa VS Oskar Leube & Kosei Fujita; Leube & Fujita win.
  • Six Man Tag: Suzuki-Gun VS Bullet Club; Suzuki-Gun wins.
  • 8 Man Tag: Toru Yano, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma & Master Wato VS Los Ingobernables de Japon; LIJ wins.
  • Super Jr. Tag League 2022: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight VS TJP & Francesco Akira; TJP & Akira win.
  • Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Ryusuke Taguchi & Clark Connors VS YOH & Lio Rush; Yoh & Lio win.
  • Super Jr. Tag League 2022: DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru VS SHO & Dick Togo; Douki & Kanemaru win.
  • Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask VS BUSHI & Titán; Bushi & Titán win.
  • Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman VS Ace Austin & Chris Bey; Zayne & Lindaman win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Here are the current Super Jr. Tag League standings!

Austin & Bey: 6-1, 12 points
Bushi & Titan: 5-2, 10 points
TJP & Akira: 5-2, 10 points
Yoh & Lio: 5-2, 10 points
Zayne & Lindaman: 5-2, 10 points
Taguchi & Connors: 3-4, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Eagles & Tiger Mask: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Douki & Kanemaru: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
KUSHIDA & Knight: 1-6, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Sho & Dick: 1-6, 2 points [ELIMINATED]

 

Super Jr. Tag League 2022: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight VS TJP & Francesco Akira!

The Time Jet may be out of the running, but they could use this moment to turn it all around! Will Kushida & Knight find #Time2Fly? Or will Catch 2/2 not be denied their spot in the finals?

The Orchestrator, Gideon Grey, is here to make the introductions for the Public Enemy & Nova Fireball. The teams sort out and fans applaud as Knight starts against TJP. Fans rally as the two circle. TJP avoids Knight’s rush at the legs, gets around to a waistlock, but Knight switches. TJP sits, pries at the hold, but Knight brings him up to SLAM him down! Knight floats to a facelock, TJP rolls but Knight stays with him, but TJP slips away. Fans applaud this opening exchange and the two reset. Knight and TJP circle, knuckle lock, and TJP spins to wrench and wrangle Knight with a top wristlock.

Knight rolls, stands, TJP wrenches his arm again. Knight rolls, handsprings and wrenches back! Fans applaud while TJP works on a return. TJP rolls, spins, cartwheels, but Knight stops the headscissors to CHOP! Fans applaud as TJP staggers to ropes. Knight CHOPS TJP again, then whips TJP to ropes. They RAM shoulders but neither man falls. Knight flexes and fans applaud. TJP runs, they RAM shoulders again and Knight stays up. Knight says TJP doesn’t have it, but TJP kicks low! TJP runs, but Knight hurdles over! TJP rebounds, and he blocks the hip toss into a cobra twist! Fans applaud while Knight endures.

TJP drops for a ground cobra cradle, TWO! Knight whips, TJP stops himself and comes back to tie Knight’s one arm up, and he YANKS Knight’s other arm back! Fans applaud while TJP drags Knight away. Tag to Akira and Catch 2/2 mug Knight. They double whip but Knight DOUBLE FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES them down! Fans fire up as Knight brings Akira up. Knight wrenches Akira, tags Kushida, and he hands off the wrench. Kushida wrenches to a wristlock, then tags Knight back in. They hand off the wrench again, tag, and then hand it off again! Kushida CLUBS Akira’s arm, wrangles him down, and traps the arm to TWIST!

Fans applaud as Kushida drags Akira up to wrench again. Tag to Knight, they hand off the wrench again and again and again! Then they double snapmare to double knee drop both arms! Fans applaud but TJP runs in! Into a drop toehold and PENALTY KICK to the arm! Kushida & Knight secret handshake, then they double whip TJP to a corner. Then they double whip Akira into TJP! Kushida runs in to back elbow sandwich the champs! Knight runs in to STINGER SPLASH SANDWICH the champs! Knight pushes Akira aside to whip TJP corner to corner. TJP goes up and over, Akira returns for a RAILGUN DROPKICK!

Fans rally as Akira drags Knight up to CLUB him on the neck. Akira stomps Knight in the corner and digs his boots in! The ref counts, Akira stops at 4, then tags TJP. Catch 2/2 drag Knight up, they double whip him to ropes, and SOBAT, KICK, KICK and BASEMENT SHOTGUN! Cover, TWO! TJP sits Knight up to KNEE him in the back! TJP drops knees on the arm, then on a leg. Then TJP has the leg for a standing toehold. Knight endures, even as TJP twists the ankle! Fans rally, Knight fights up and stands. TJP stays clear of the haymakers but Knight breaks free. Knight kicks with the other way but TJP blocks it!

TJP slips around, but Knight ENZIGURIS TJP down! Fans rally, Akira grabs Knight’s legs but Knight kicks him away. But TJP runs past Knight to BLAST Kushida! Knight run sin but TJP goes up and over to get a TARANTULA! Akira intercepts Kushida at the apron for a TARANTULA! Fans fire up for the double shoutout to Tajiri, and Catch 2/2 lets off as the ref counts. Akira returns to his corner, TJP stalks Knight and fans rally up. TJP drags Knight up, scoops and SLAMS him, then goes to the apron. Slingshot SENTON! Tag to Akira, and he runs to go up the Electric Chair! “Take Picture!” But Knight JET FLIGHT DROPKICKS Akira down!

Fans fire up while all three men are down! Knight crawls, hot tag to Kushida! Kushida climbs up and AX HANDLES TJP down! Kushida KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Akira, then whips him to ropes. Akira reverses but Kushida FLYING FOREARMS! Kushida dodges to PELE! TJP kicks Kushida, runs, but into a hip toss! Cartwheel, basement dropkick! Fans fire up with Kushida and he winds up, but Akira blocks the Buzzsaw! Akira whips Kushida to ropes, but Kushida reverses. Akira sunset flips but Kushida stays up! Kushida has the arm, for an ARMBAR! The fans fire up as Kushida pulls back, but Akira rolls to the ROPEBREAK!

Kushida lets go quickly and fans rally up. They clap for “KU-SHI-DA!” as he wrenches Akira’s arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kushida aims, but Akira dodges the Penalty Kick! Akira CHOPS, but Kushida ROCKS! Akira SUPERKICKS, but Kushida SHOTEIS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Kushida crawls, hot tag to Knight! Knight hurries after Akira, brings him up and whips him to a corner. Knight runs in and Kushida runs in from the apron, SPLASH ENZIGURI COMBO! Knight hoists Akira up top, climbs up after him, but TJP gets in! TJP Electric Chair Lifts Knight, but Kushida HANDSPRING KICKS Akira!

Knight fights free of TJP while Kushida has a KIMURA on Akira! TJP lets Knight go to go after Kushida! TJP has the Electric Chair Lift, but Kushida fights free to get the HOVERBOARD KIMURA! Knight jumps to SUPER STEINER Akira! Fans fire up and Knight leaps, SATELLITE DDT!! Cover, TJP SLAMS Kushida onto it! Fans fire up while Kushida throws TJP out. Knight drags Akira up, fans clap “TIME TO FLY!” They double suplex but Akira fights it. Akira ROCKS and CHOPS on repeat! But Knight knees low! Time2Fly double whip but Akira shotguns the clothesline apart! And TJP runs in to DOUBLE BULLDOG!

Fans fire up and TJP blocks a kick to spin around, LEG CAPTURE BACK SUPLEX for Knight! Kushida DECKS TJP! Akira GERMAN SUPLEXES Kushida! Knight SLIDING SHOULDERS Akira down! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down! Knight sits up, he brings TJP up but TJP throws a forearm. Knight forearms back, so TJP forearms again. The forearms keep going, then TJP UPPERCUTS! Knight UPPERCUTS in return! The forearms return, Knight gets the edge! Knight runs, into a ROLLING SOBAT! TJP runs, ducks a lariat and SUPERKICKS! TJP runs, into a DROPKICK! Knight kips up and fans fire up again!

Knight runs corner to corner at TJP, but TJP goes up and over! TORNADO DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Knight is still in this and fans are thunderous! TJP drags Knight to a drop zone, goes up the corner, but Knight is up! Knight springs up to join TJP, he throws body shots, but TJP hits back. Fans rally as TJP slips under and trips Knight! Knight is in a Tree of Woe, TJP helps Akira walk the tightrope, for a MISSILE WOE DROPKICK! Knight is down in another drop zone and TJP goes back up! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, but Kushida breaks it! Kushida CLUBS Akira, CLUBS TJP, then BUZZSAWS Akira! Kushida runs, but into an ALLEY-OOP!

Fans fire up as Catch 2/2 sit Knight up! 2 BY 2!! Cover, Catch 2/2 win!

Winners: TJP & Francesco Akira, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Kushida & Knight earn 0)

That’s two more points for a dozen total! Will the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions prove they are THE best tag team in the division?

 

Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Ryusuke Taguchi & Clark Connors VS YOH & Lio Rush!

The Wild Hips haven’t had much luck in the league, but they’re not giving up! Will Taguchi & Connors stampede through Direct Drive & The Bad Child? Or will the Men of the Hour still have time on the clock?

Taguchi and Connors reach into their bags, and they have beer again! Fans applaud, and the Wild Hips offer some to Yoh & Lio. Really? Right now? Sure! Think of it like a party. Fans applaud but Yoh & Lio aren’t sure, they’re technically working. Yoh and Lio take a can each, Connors & Taguchi crack theirs open and drink. Fans applaud, it’s now or never for Lio & Yoh. They argue it out, but Lio says his stomach doesn’t feel good. Connors understands and fans applaud. The beers are put aside for now, and the teams sort out. Lio starts with Connors and fans rally up at the bell. Lio and Connors circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock.

Connors shoots in but Lio sprawls and facelocks. Connors slips out to facelock and then waistlock then back to a facelock. Lio slips out to waistlock, they stand up, and Connors pries free to switch. Connors drags Lio down, goes back for a facelock, but Lio switches that onto Connors. Connors fights back up, throws a knee, and fans applaud as Connors headlocks. Lio powers up and out but Connors runs him over! Fans applaud again and Connors runs the ropes. Lio drops, then redirects to whip Connors. Connors redirects, too, and then again! Lio handsprings to dodge, then he mule kicks and ENZIGURIS! Fans fire up and Lio covers, TWO!

Lio has the fans rally up, and Lio wrenches Connors’ arm. Tag to Yoh, they double whip Connors and double kick. Yoh whips Lio but Connors avoids the scissor kick! Lio whips Yoh now but Connors avoids Yoh to rebound and run them both over! Fans fire up with Connors and he calls to Taguchi. Taguchi hops in, Connors EuroUppers Yoh. Yoh is in one corner, Lio is in the other and the Wild Hips combine. WHIP HIP into Lio! WHIP HIP into Yoh! And then another for Lio! And another for Yoh! Then Taguchi WHIP HIPS Connors into Lio, and then WHIP HIPS him into Yoh! Fans fire up as the Wild Hips butt bump.

Taguchi sets up on the corner and Connors brings Yoh around. But Yoh reverses and sends Connors into the Funky Weapon! Lio returns to LARIAT Connors down! Taguchi hops down and runs at Yoh, but Yoh atomic drops the hip attack! Yoh scoops and SLAMS Taguchi, then he and Lio hook Taguchi’s legs into the ropes! Not quite a Tree of Woe, more a Bush of Woe. Fans rally as Lio and Yoh fire up. They hook up, ROLLING DIVING HEADBUTT into the Bush! Fans fire up while Taguchi flops over. Yoh drags Taguchi to the apron, and he uses the ropes in a Paradise Lock!? Yoh learned a form of Paradise!

Connors returns but Yoh kicks him down. Yoh drags Connors up to ROCK him with a forearm, and then stomp him in the corner. Tag to Lio, he and Yoh double whip Connors to DOUBLE ELBOW! Then Lio runs to get a wheelbarrow boost from Yoh, WHEELBARROW SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Lio taunts Taguchi then clamps onto Connors with a sleeper and body scissors! Yoh plays defense, but Taguchi can’t get free anyway. Connors fights up with Lio as a backpack, and he RAMS Lio into the corner! Yoh tags in, Connors hurries to his corner, but he can’t tag Taguchi like that! Lio whips Connors to the corner, Yoh & Lio mug him!

Yoh & Lio drag Connors up again, throw forearms and haymakers, then Yoh has Connors on ropes. Yoh throws more forearms, puts him back in the corner, but Connors fights back with forearms and elbows! Fans rally, Connors crawls, but Lio drags him up for a BIG back suplex! Fans rally, Yoh & Lio drag Connors up and double whip. Connors ELBOWS Yoh away but Lio kicks him low. Lio runs, Connors drops and POUNCES Lio into Yoh, and Yoh falls on Taguchi! Taguchi’s free from Paradise! Fans fire up as Connors hurries over, hot tag to Taguchi! Taguchi fires up, and he HIP ATTACKS Yoh at the ropes! Then HIP ATTACKS Lio at the ropes!

Taguchi keeps going, another HIP ATTACK for Yoh! Another HIP ATTACK for Lio! Baseball slide and APRON HIP for Yoh! Fans fire up and Taguchi takes aim from the apron. Springboard and MISSILE HIP! Taguchi covers, TWO! Taguchi drags Yoh up but Yoh swings, into a waistlock. Yoh elbows free, runs, but Taguchi follows! Yoh catches the hip attack into a waistlock, but Taguchi elbows free. Taguchi fakes Yoh out into running into a HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up and Taguchi runs side to side! PEOPLE’S T-BAG!! Cover, TWO!! Yoh survives and fans fire up. Taguchi calls upon the powers of Strong Style! “ORYA~!”

But Lio gets in the way, and offers the beer! He wants to have the drink now? Lio gets the fans to applaud for it, and they crack open the beers. They drink, and Lio hits a STUNNER on Taguchi! Lio laughs at Taguchi falling for it, then he HAANDSPRING KICKS Connors off the apron! Lio hurries to get another drink of beer, then he builds speed! But then Lio feels queasy! Connors runs in to SPEAR Lio down! Fans fire up, Connors drags Yoh up but Yoh throws forearms! Yoh ROCKS Taguchi, UPPERCUTS Connors, but runs into DOUBLE HIP ATTACKS! The Wild Hips combine their powers, take a drink, and show the RED UNDIES! CROSS HIPS!!! Cover, Lio breaks it!!

Fans fire up and Connors throws Lio out. Taguchi stands back up and fans rally. Taguchi stands Yoh up, to ENZIGURI! Fans fire up and Taguchi drags Yoh up into chicken wings! But Yoh wheelbarrows and victory rolls, only for Taguchi to sit on it! TWO!!! But Taguchi has OH MY GAH ANKLE!! Yoh flails, reaches out, moves around, and Connors keeps Lio on the outside! Yoh scrambles to get a BEER! Yoh stands up to make Taguchi drink!! Taguchi chugs, Yoh shakes him up!! Taguchi is dizzy now, but he SPITS the beer! He’s gone from The Rock to The Game! Taguchi kicks low, runs, but into 3K!!!! Cover, the Men of the Hour win!!

Winners: Yoh & Lio Rush, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Taguchi & Connors earn 0)

It’s all about the game and how you play it, but the Wild Hips got beat at their own game! Will Yoh & Lio close in on that outside shot to the finals?

 

Super Jr. Tag League 2022: DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru VS SHO & Dick Togo!

Japones Del Mal & The Heel Master got the biggest win they could by beating the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions! Will that momentum help them finish strong? Or will the House of Torture ruin things for them right before the end?

Both sides argue about the other needing to be thoroughly checked. After all, Douki has the pipe and Kanemaru has the whiskey, but the Murder Machine has a wrench and the Spoiler has his choker. But for now, the teams sort out and Dick starts against Kanemaru. Fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Dick powers Kanemaru to ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Kanemaru dodges the sucker punch and tells the ref that’s what he was talking about! Dick apologizes, and offers a handshake. Kanemaru says don’t even bother with that. Dick shakes Sho’s hand and Sho hops in to shake the ref’s hand. Dick also shakes the ref’s hand.

Douki steps in and the House of Torture offers him a handshake, too. Douki & Kanemaru reach out to accept, but then they block the cheap kicks! Douki throws Sho’s foot into Dick, then he throws Sho out while Kanemaru rolls Dick up! TWO!! Dick escapes, Douki goes out after Sho while Kanemaru stalks Dick to the corner. Dick pokes Kanemaru in the eye! Dick then whips corner to corner but Kanemaru reverses. Dick BOOTS Kanemaru, runs, but into a dropkick to the legs! Tag to Douki, Suzuki-Gun SMASH both knees! Cover, TWO! Douki stomps Dick around, then puts the leg on the ropes for a HIP DROP!

Fans rally while Douki drags Dick up. Douki kicks low, whips Dick to ropes, then runs in, only to be put on the apron. Dick swings but Douki shoulders into him. But Sho trips Douki up! Dick BLASTS Kanemaru, Sho stomps Douki around by commentary. Sho drags Douki up, brings him all the way to the back wall, rakes the eyes, and then goes into the rear stage area! Sho sends Douki into the wall! Dick keeps after Kanemaru while Sho whips Douki at the edge! Douki keeps from falling, he turns around and Sho BOOTS him off the stage! Fans applaud as Sho stands tall. Sho stomps Douki in front of the back row, then says to turn our attention back to ringside.

The ring count starts while Dick waits on Douki. Sho wants the count to go faster, and then he touches the Super Jr. Tag League trophy. Fans rally as Douki stands, and he hurries up the aisle! We’re at 12 of 20, Sho gets on the mic to shout that this is over! Sho rings the bell himself! The ref tells Sho no, but Sho makes the ref raise his hand in victory. Doukik returns! But Sho and Dick mug him! The ref reprimands them, counts, but both Sho and Dick let off at 4. Douki fights up but Dick fights off the scoop. Dick throws body shots and he CLUBS Douki down! Dick scoops and SLAMS Douki down! Dick then clamps onto Douki’s arms for a motorcycle stretch!

Fans rally as Douki endures and reaches out. Douki gets the ROPEBREAK, and Dick lets off. Dick scrapes his sole on Douki’s face, then he tags Sho. Sho runs to BLAST Kanemaru, then he and Dick mug Douki. Douki hits back but Sho rakes the eyes! Sho shoves Douki down, brings him back up, and throws him out of the ring. Sho distracts the ref so Dick can ROCK Douki! Dick puts Douki back in for Sho to ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cover, the ref refuses because of shenanigans. Sho stomps Douki then covers, TWO! Fans fire up while Sho is upset with the ref. Sho drags Douki back up but Douki throws forearms! Sho rakes the eyes!

The ref reprimands but Sho grins as he brings Douki up again. Douki blocks the suplex and fans rally. Sho powers Douki up but Douki fights it. Douki powers Sho up, but Sho bends Douki’s fingers! Sho suplexes but Douki slips out! Douki waistlocks but Sho elbows free. Sho runs, but into a FLYING HEADBUTT! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Sho and Douki crawl, hot tag to Kanemaru! Kanemaru stomps on Sho then BLASTS Dick! Kanemaru whips, Sho reverses but Kanemaru dropkicks the legs out! Kanemaru drags Sho up, SHIN BREAKER and then a  dropkick to the legs! Kanemaru steps through for a FIGURE FOUR!

Sho endures the leglock and Kanemaru trashes about! Dick gets in to stomp away on Kanemaru! The hold is undone but the ref reprimands Dick. Kanemaru drags Sho around, stomps the legs, but Sho bends the fingers! So Kanemaru rakes Sho’s eyes! The ref reprimands them both, Kanemaru kicks Sho and runs. But Sho uses the ref as a shield! Sho then runs but now Kanemaru uses the ref as a shield! Kanemaru kicks low, ELBOWS Sho in the head, then runs, but Dick gets a cheap shot in! Sho SPEARS Kanemaru down! Tag to Dick and the House of Torture stomps away on Kanemaru. They whip him corner to corner, then Sho runs in.

Kanemaru dodges Sho, kicks Dick and sends him into Sho! ENZIGURI for Dick! Fans fire up while all three are down! Douki calls out and Kanemaru heads that way! Hot tag to Douki! Douki goes up to CROSSBODY! Dick staggers up, Douki dodges him to springboard BACK ELBOW! Douki drags Dick into the drop zone, for a RUNNING DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Douki drags Dick up and hooks him up! But Dick fights the Gory Especial to snapmare and ghost pin! TWO! CROSSFACE!! Fans rally while Douki endures! Douki reaches out, claws his way over, but Dick rolls him way!

But Douki slips out to waistlock! He baits Dick into a double pump handle and he flips Dick over! Douki then rolls Dick into ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Fans fire up while Dick endures! But then Sho drags the ref out! Sho gets in to stomp away on Douki! The Young Lions check on the ref while Sho gets his wrench! But Douki gets his PIPE! Fans fire up as Douki’s is bigger! Sho still swings but Douki dodges! Douki swings but Sho dodges! Douki blocks the wrench attack and Sho drops it! Douki JAMS Sho with the pipe, then CHOKES him with it! But Dick slides in to use the SPOILER CHOKER! But Kanemaru takes a swig!

Yujiro & Evil rush out from the back! But Kanemaru WHISKEY MISTS Yujiro! Then he KICKS the ropes to hit Evil down low! Then Kanemaru WHISKEY MISTS Dick! But Sho LOW BLOWS Kanemaru! Everyone falls at the same time! Fans fire up and rally as the ref returns! The ref can’t make heads or tails of what happened, but Dick and Douki stay in the ring. Dick drags Douki up, underhooks, but Douki blocks the Pedigree! Dick CLUBS Douki down, drags him back up and tries again. But Douki wrenches out! Dick rakes the eyes! Dick gets the whiskey and tags a swig!? But Douki HELL STABS! The whiskey spews into the air!

Douki drags Dick back down, ITALIAN STRETCH #32!!! Dick verbally quits, Suzuki-Gun wins!!

Winners: Douki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru, by submission (gain 2 points; Sho & Dick earn 0)

Incredible! Douki the underdog has gotten his team to three wins in this latter half of the tournament! Is this a sign that things are finally clicking for Japones Del Mal?

 

Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask VS BUSHI & Titán!

The Flying Tigers may not have a shot at the finals, but they can shoot down another team’s chances! Will the Sniper of the Sky and the Junior Heavyweight legend eliminate LIJ? Or will the Black Mask y El Inmortal stay alive for one more round?

The teams sort out, Eagles calls out Titan, so LIJ fist bumps. Fans applaud as Titan and Eagles circle. They tie up, Eagles wrenches an arm to a wristlock, but Titan rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Eagles endures the wristlock now, but he uses the ropes to flip through and wrench back. Titan endures now, rolls, kips up and bridges to then handspring and wrench back! Fans rally as Titan wrenches again. Titan whips corner to corner, Eagles reverses but Titan goes up and over to handspring away. Fans cheer and things keep moving. Titan jumps over, whips Eagles but Eagles reverses to go up and around and arm-drag! But Titan handstands walks!

Titan rolls, handsprings, and fans fire up as things keep moving. Titan hurdles, Eagles counters the arm-drag to a takedown, and then he handsprings to basement dropkick! Fans cheer the opening exchange as Eagles covers, TWO! Eagles keeps on Titan, brings him over, and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Tiger and he KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Titan down! Tiger stomps Titan, brings him up and ROCKS him with a forearm. Tiger runs but Titan DROPKICKS him in return! Fans rally and Titan rolls to tag in Bushi! Bushi stomps Tiger, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! And CHOPS again!

Bushi pushes Tiger out, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bushi goes after Tiger’s mask! The ref reprimands, Bushi stops going after the laces to pull at the chin! The ref reprimands and counts, Bushi stops at 4. Bushi stomps Tiger down, then he tags in Titan. Titan climbs while Bushi drags Tiger up. Bushi wrenches an arm and Titan DOUBLE STOMPS it! Titan kicks Tiger around, then mule kicks him. Titan snapmares Tiger to PENALTY KICK! Fans rally and Eagles coaches Tiger, but Titan stands Tiger up. Tiger throws body shots, then throws KICK after KICK! Titan blocks a kick but Tiger SPIN KICKS him away!

Fans rally, Tiger rolls and hot tags Eagles! Eagles springboards up and over Titan, BLASTS Bushi, then RANAS Titan! Fans fire up as Eagles WHEEL KICKS Titan and kips up! Titan bails out, Eagles builds speed, but Bushi trips Eagles up! Titan mule kicks Tiger, CLUBS him down and gets back in the ring. Titan KICKS Eagles while he’s down, then he tags Bushi. Fans rally as LIJ mug Eagles, then double whip him corner to corner. Bushi runs in to back elbow Titan, and then sets up for INMORTAL IN MOTION! Feed to a lift, DROPKICK SPINEBUSTER COMBO! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Titan BLASTS Tiger!

Fans rally up as LIJ loom over Eagles. They kick Eagles around, drag him up and double whip again. Eagles reverses to send Bushi away and then he knees Titan low. Bushi returns and Eagles sends him into Titan! Titan falls, Eagles mule kicks Bushi then runs, BASEMENT DROPKICK BLINDSIDE LARIAT COMBO! Fans fire up while all three men are down! Eagles crawls for his corner, hot tag to Tiger! Tiger goes up top and CROSSBODIES Bushi down! Titan CLUBS Tiger, holds him up, but Tiger BOOTS Bushi and KANGAROO KICKS Titan! Bushi returns, into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally as Tiger brings Bushi back up. Tiger underhooks Bushi but Titan runs in! Tiger mule kicks Titan, Eagles runs in to KICK, and then DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES take Titan down! Fans fire up and Bushi fires forearms on both Flying Tigers! Bushi fires off on Tiger, but Eagles SOBATS Bushi! Eagles cravats Bushi and Tiger gives him a boost into the ASAI DDT! Roll and feed to the underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, Titan breaks it! Eagles throws Titan out and Tiger goes to a corner. But Titan POSTS Eagles! Tiger reaches the top but Titan attacks him first! Titan ROCKET LAUNCHES Tiger off the corner!

Bushi crawls to the LIJ corner, hot tag to Titan! Titan roars, fans fire up, and Titan springboard MISSILE DROPKICKS! Titan drags Tiger up, reels him in and suplexes for the GOURD BUSTER, to a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Tiger is still in this and fans rally up. Tiger goes to a corner, Titan powers up and runs in, LOCO- NO, Tiger BOOTS Titan away! Then crucifix takedown! TWO!! Into the REVERSE DOUBLE ARMBAR!! Titan endures, flails, Eagles intercepts Bushi into the RON MILLER SPECIAL!! But Titan gets the ROPEBREAK! The Flying Tigers let LIJ go and Eagles kicks Bushi out.

Eagles rallies the fans and he joins Tiger in bringing Titan up. The Flying Tigers double whip Titan to a corner, Eagles goes to the apron. They both run in, ENZIGURI ROUNDHOUSE COMBO! Fans fire up as Tiger brings Titan up to the top rope. Bushi rushes in but Eagles springboards and missile dropkicks the legs out! Tiger climbs up after Titan, underhooks the arms, and fans rally up! SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Titan survives, but Tiger has a KIMURA! Titan endures as Tiger also traps his head! Bushi barrels through Eagles to break it up! Fans rally as Bushi fires forearms on Eagles.

Eagles knees low, Bushi ducks a roundhouse to spin Eagles into a DDT! Tiger fires off on Bushi, knees low and SOBATS! Tiger runs, but into a DROPKICK! Bushi runs to BLAST Eagles! Then Bushi builds speed to DIVE onto Eagles! Fans fire up and Titan roars! Titan drags Tiger up, reels him in to a fireman’s carry, and spins for the LANDSLIDE! Cover, TWO!! Tiger survives again and fans fire up! Bushi returns as Tiger goes to a corner. Titan runs in, LOCO LARIAT! Bushi hits the CODE BREAKER! Titan springboards, but slips! Angel Inmortal is more a diving headbutt botch! Bushi hurries to get Titan back up and Titan resets.

Bushi watches Eagles while Titan COAST2COAST dropkicks Tiger!! Cover, LIJ wins!

Winners: Bushi & Titán, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Eagles & Tiger earn 0)

It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective! LIJ stay alive for another round, will they make the Super Jr. Tag League finals tranquilo?

 

Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman VS Ace Austin & Chris Bey!

The #SAUCEHEARTS holds their fate in their own hands! If they win, they take over the top spot! If they lose, their bubble bursts right before the end! Can Zayne & Lindaman stop the Inevitable? Or will Ace & Bey keep things Too Sweet?

The teams sort out, Zayne steps up and calls out his former friend, Ace. Ace & Bey Too Sweet and then point finger guns at Zayne. Lindaman says, “Boo~!” but Ace starts against Zayne. The fans rally as the two stare down, but then Ace tags out to Bey. Bey & Ace laugh at Zayne thinking he was going to get his way. Zayne and Bey circle, fans rally up again, and the two tie up. They go around, Zayne puts Bey on ropes but he stares Ace down. Red shoes counts the break, Zayne lets off with a pat on Bey’s shoulder. Bey acts like he’s gonna punch, but he just hands Red Shoes some of his gold chains that’re coming loose.

Zayne and Bey reset as fans rally up, and Bey gets around to waistlock. Zayne works on the hold but Bey shifts to a headlock. Zayne throws body shots, then elbows, then he powers out, only for Bey to pull on Zayne’s beard! Bey laughs and flexes while Red Shoes reprimands. Bey headlocks, but Zayne powers up to put Bey on ropes! Zayne then powers out to wrench Bey’s arm. Bey endures the wristlock, but Zayne pulls on Bey’s beard! Tag to Lindaman and Lindaman kicks Bey low. Fans applaud as Lindaman wrenches and wristlocks Bey to then YANK the arm! Lindaman YANKS the arm again, and he keeps Bey from Ace.

But Bey pulls Lindaman’s hair! Red Shoes reprimands but Bey knees Lindaman low, tags Ace, and Bullet Club mugs Lindaman. They double whip Lindaman corner to corner, Bey runs in but Lindaman picks Bey up! AIR RAID CRASH! Ace runs in and knees low. Ace whips, Lindaman reverses and SAYANAGIS! Then BASEMENT DDT! Fans fire up with Lindaman and he looms over Ace. Lindaman drags Ace, scoops him and SLAMS him, then rallies the fans as he goes to the corner. Lindaman runs, stomps and goes to the other corner! Fans fire up as Lindaman climbs, but Ace wants Red Shoes to check him. This is a distraction so Bey can trip Lindaman up!

Ace hobbles over and tags in Bey. Bey BLASTS Zayne, then he and Ace double whip Lindaman! POMMEL KICK, and then FINESSE IN MOTION! Bey feeds Lindaman to Ace’s drop toehold and Eddy Gordo Kick! Bey DOUBLE STOMPS Lindaman down! Bey stands on Lindaman in a cocky cover, TWO! Fans applaud while Bey drags Lindaman up. Bey ROCKS Lindaman, drags him up again, and then CLAWS Lindaman’s eyes! Red Shoes counts, Bey lets off and pretends he can’t hear the fans rallying up. Bey KICKS Lindaman in the side, then coordinates with Ace. Bey bumps Lindaman’s face off Ace’s boot!

Red Shoes reprimands while Bey tags Ace. Bullet Club double wrench Lindaman, double CLAW his back, then double drop toehold to Too Sweet CLAW his back! Fans applaud while Ace stomps Lindaman. Cover, TWO! Fans applaud more, Ace stomps Lindaman more. Ace CHOKES Lindaman with his shirt, then drags Lindaman up to gut wrench suplex! Ace stands on Lindaman before a LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Ace KNEES Lindaman in the back, and again, but Lindaman gets up to ROCK Ace! And again! But Ace NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Ace drags Lindaman up and tags in Bey.

Bullet Club mugs Lindaman, double whip him to ropes but Lindaman holds ropes. Ace runs in but Lindaman steps aside to send him tumbling out! Bey runs in but Lindaman puts him on the apron. Bey holds onto Lindaman to keep him from Zayne, and Bey shoulders in. Bey slingshots up and over, but Lindaman CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up, hot tag- NO, Ace trips Zayne off the apron! Bey CLOBBERS Lindaman while Ace stomps Zayne. Bey snapmares and UPPERCUTS Lindaman in the back. Cover, TWO! Bey argues the count while fans rally up. Bey sits Lindaman up for a chinlock and grinds him down.

Fans rally as Lindaman endures. Lindaman fights his way up, throws elbows, but Bey CLUBS Lindaman down! Tag to Ace, and Ace brings Lindaman around, DOUBLE SWEEP COMBO! And then the STANDING MOONSAULT LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up while Ace grows frustrated. Ace drags Lindaman up, whips him hard into the corner, and Bey CHOKES Lindaman while Ace distracts Red Shoes with talk about Zayne. Red Shoes keeps them apart, and then Ace goes over to Lindaman. Ace tags Bey, drags Lindaman up, and Bey takes a crane stance. Bey crane steps to then poke Lindaman in his eyes!

Fans applaud while Bey crane steps around. Bey drags Lindaman up, reels him in, and says he’s gonna give us three amigos. But Lindaman blocks the first amigo! Bey throws body shots, then a knee! Uno Amigo! Then Dos Amigos! Then THREE AMIGOS! Bey kips up and fans applaud. Bey goes up the corner, fans fire up, and Bey mocks Zayne with “ITADAKIMAAASU~!” MOONSAULT, but Bey has to roll through when Lindaman moves! Lindaman runs in, gets around, kicks Bey’s legs out then dropkicks him in the back! Fans fire up while both men are down, hot tags to Ace and Zayne! Zayne fires off hands on Ace, then spins him for the DISCUS LARIAT!

Fans fire up as Zayne storms up on Ace, fires off boxing elbows, then mule kicks! Zayne runs but Bey runs in to SOBAT! Bey whips, Zayne ducks ‘n’ dodges, then he DOUBLE RANAS Bey & Ace! Fans fire up and Zayne swings, but Bey catches him! Ace runs up but Zayne BOOTS him! Zayne elbows free of Bey to knee him low, then he runs again, DOUBLE ROLLING SCISSOR KICK! Fans fire up again as Zayne focuses on Ace. Zayne stalks Ace, drags him from the corner, and he pulls the kick pad away from the boot! Ace kicks Zayne away, but Zayne blocks the roundhouse! Zayne drags Ace down and Ace desperately claws for the ropes! ROPEBREAK!

Zayne holds on but Bey drags Ace out to safety. But then Lindaman runs in and he uses Zayne as a boost to SOMERSAULT SENTON out onto Bullet Club! Fans fire up with that direct hit, and Zayne waits on them to stand back up. Fans rally, Lindaman drags Ace up for Zayne and puts him in. Zayne drags Ace up, reels him in, but Bey SUPERMAN PUNCHES Lindaman! Zayne suplexes, Ace slips out and goes to ropes. Zayne runs in, he blocks Ace’s boot and flips him to the apron. Bey gets up to join Ace, Zayne runs in but he gets DOUBLE KNEES! Ace & Bey dump Zayne out, and then Bey gets in to build speed. Bey FLIES and takes out Zayne!

Lindaman swipes at Ace but Ace handsprings up and over! Ace PENALTY KICKS Lindaman down! Ace and Bey get Zayne up, Ace slingshots in and kips up to build speed! THE FALL TO GLORY! Fans fire up for the Fosbury Flop and Bey says that was great! Ace puts Zayne in the ring, fans rally up and Bullet Club sees Zayne go to the corner. Bey sets up, but Zayne ducks the pommel kick! Zayne BOOTS Bey, puts Ace in the corner to ELBOW, then he hoists Ace up top. Bey runs in but is sent into Ace’s knees! Zayne uses Bey to get up and SUPER STEINER Ace! And GERMAN SUPLEX Bey onto Ace! Fans fire up as Zayne drags Ace up.

Zayne scoops for the BAJA BLAST! Cover, TWO! Ace survives but Zayne keeps his focus. Lindaman returns, he and Zayne coordinate. Lindaman drags Ace up and Zayne goes to the corner. Lindaman hits KUMAGOROSHI, and Zayne shouts “ITADAKIMAAASU~!” Zayne climbs up, but Bey GAMANGIRIS him down! Lindaman storms over but Bey GAMANGIRIS him, too! Ace hits a BIG back suplex on Lindaman, and Bey climbs up after Zayne. Zayne is reclined along a top rope, Bey DOUBLE STOMPS him down! Bey drags Zayne up and torture racks! Ace steps in to FLYING CHUCK and Bey spins to RACK NECKBREAKER!! Ace covers, TWO!?!?

Fans are thunderous as Zayne survives! Bullet Club grows frustrated, but they decide to bring out the trump card. But Lindaman BOOTS Ace! And ROCKS Bey! And ROCKS Ace! Lindaman fires off on Bey, then BOOTS Ace! Lindaman whips but Ace reverses. Bey SPLASHES Lindaman, hoists him up top, and then Ace goes up top with Bey. They bring Lindaman up, but Zayne CLUBS them first! Zayne adds on now, for a TOWER OF DOOM, DOUBLE POWERBOMB SUPERPLEX!! Fans fire up as all four men are down! They all stir, and Bey slowly rolls out of the ring, as does Lindaman. That leaves Zayne and Ace alone.

Zayne crawls over to Ace, and Ace SLAPS Zayne! Zayne SLAPS Ace, and they SLAP back and forth! Then they throw forearms back and forth! Fans rally as the two fight up to their feet to throw more forearm shots! Ace gets the edge, knees low then swings, but Zayne spins him! Ace blocks the lariat, Zayne blocks the kick! Zayne ducks a kick to wrap Zayne up! TACO- NO, Ace slips out! Ace KNEES, KNEE LIFTS and HEEL KICKS! Zayne wobbles, Ace runs, THE FOLD!!! Cover, LINDAMAN BREAKS IT!! Fans are thunderous as Lindaman waistlocks Ace and deadlifts! Bey saves Ace to PELE Lindaman!

Fans fire up, Bullet Club coordinates, ONE TOO- NO, Lindaman catches the cutter to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bey lands on his feet, but Lindaman GERMAN SUPLEXES! Zayne kips up, Ace BOOTS him, but Zayne ducks the roundhouse! Lindaman GERMAN SUPLEXES! DOUBLE BRIDGE!! SAUCEHEARTS WIN!!!!

Winners: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Ace & Bey earn 0)

INCREDIBLE! The top team falls, and now we have a NEW top team! Can the Bullet Club still have an impact on the Super Jr. Tag League finals?

As for SAUCEHEARTS, Lindaman gets the mic to say he and Zayne just won! “This league started back on November 21st in Korakuen, and now we’re here. I’m delighted we won the main event here, in Sasebo.” Fans applaud as they’re happy to see it, too. Lindaman says he’s “got a lot of personal feelings for this place. My father was born and raised in Sasebo. My mother was also born and raised in Sasebo. Make no mistake, Sasebo runs in El Lindaman’s veins.” Fans applaud to know he’s one of theirs. But then Lindaman says, “Sorry, I lied! I’m from Tokyo! Sorry! I might have told a little white lie about Sasebo, but I’m not lying when I say we’re taking this Super Jr. Tag League!”

Fans applaud that, and Lindaman continues to say, “After this win here, we’ll continue to do the same when we face Douki & Kanemaru. Then we’re off to the finals in Sendai.” Fans also applaud that. Lindaman says he’s proud to be holding the mic after a NJPW main event, but some fans may not know him. “El Lindaman doesn’t belong to NJPW, but I represent the promotion known as GLEAT. But since I have the mic, mind if I close this the GLEAT way?” Fans applaud, they’d love to see it! Lindaman says, “For those of you unfamiliar in Sasebo, let me give you a crash course! Don’t worry, it’s very simple. Learn it and try it at home.

“When I say, ‘Let’s,’ you pump your fist and shout, ‘GLEAT!’ Did you get that?” Fans applaud, as that is pretty simple. So are they all ready? Lindaman then admits, he didn’t get the pin so Zayne should have a part to say. They can “remix” this for the occasion and get some “Itadakimasu” in. Lindaman asks, “Everyone, did you enjoy NJPW today?” Fans applaud because they did! “Did you enjoy Super Jr. Tag League?” Fans applaud because they did! Then watch them as they head for the finals in Sendai! “Everyone in Sasebo, let’s… GLEAT! And…” “ITADAKIMAAASU!” The SAUCEHEARTS are fired up, but will they bring the heat all the way to the tournament finals?

 

Here are the NEW Super Jr. Tag League standings!

Zayne & Lindaman: 6-2, 12 points
Austin & Bey: 6-2, 12 points
Bushi & Titan: 6-2, 12 points
TJP & Akira: 6-2, 12 points
Yoh & Lio: 6-2, 12 points
Taguchi & Connors: 3-5, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Eagles & Tiger Mask: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Douki & Kanemaru: 3-5, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
KUSHIDA & Knight: 1-7, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Sho & Dick: 1-7, 2 points [ELIMINATED]


My Thoughts:

A great event for the Super Jr. Tag League, and I am surprised that we still have FIVE teams, aka half the block, still alive going into the final round! Hilarious stuff from Wild Hips VS Yoh & Lio with the beer and the references to The Rock, Stone Cold and I suppose Triple H. Douki & Kanemaru getting a win over Sho & Dick was great, even if it didn’t affect the finals. Eagles & Tiger gave LIJ a great match but LIJ was the team I expected to win out. I did not, however, think #GLEATSAUCE #SAUCEHEARTS Zayne & Lindaman were gonna get this one, and that is great stuff. It is revenge on Ace for him betraying Zayne and joining Bullet Club, and keeps him and Lindaman alive.

Now, three of the five matches on Friday the 10th matter, with LIJ VS Yoh & Lio, Zayne & Lindaman VS Douki & Kanemaru and Catch 2/2 VS Ace & Bey. Yoh & Lio have a “win and they’re in” scenario for having beaten SAUCEHEARTS and Bullet Club, and they’d eliminate LIJ from the running. And for LIJ, they beat Catch 2/2, who beat everyone else, but they lost to Bullet Club. Ace & Bey would have to lose for LIJ to get in, but then I think that gives us LIJ VS Catch 2/2 for the finals. That match-up seems to fit the story, but I wouldn’t mind another scenario just so we don’t get LIJ VS Catch 2/2 before a potential WrestleKingdom title match.

My Score: 8.8/10


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