The Baddest Woman comes to SmackDown!
For the first time ever, RONDA ROUSEY arrives on SmackDown! Will she choose The Queen as her WrestleMania opponent? Or will she go back to Becky?
- Ricochet w/ Cesaro VS Ridge Holland w/ Sheamus; Ricochet wins.
- Ricochet & Cesaro VS Ridge Holland & Sheamus; Holland & Sheamus win.
- Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso VS Erik w/ Ivar; Jimmy wins.
- Aliyah VS Natalya; Aliyah wins, by count out.
- Championship Contender’s Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Rick Boogs VS Jinder Mahal w/ Shanky; Nakamura wins and denies Jinder a title match.
- The New Day VS Los Lotharios; The New Day wins.
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Roman Reigns opens SmackDown!
The Tribal Chief is still WWE Universal Champion, and he has Paul Heyman back as his Special Counsel! They and the Usos stand on stage, and the belt is raised to cue the pyro. The Bloodline goes to the ring, and a Royal Rumble recap package plays to point out that despite all of Seth Rollins’ mind games, he only succeeded in pissing Roman off. Roman got disqualified but Champion’s Advantage keeps the title at the Head of the Table. Back to the present, the Bloodline is in the ring, and the belts are raised again to signal the second round of pyro. Heyman has a mic, and a devious smile, as fans boo.
“Ladies and gentlemen. My name is Paul Heyman, and I’m here tonight to serve as Special Counsel to your Tribal Chief, the reigning, defending, undisputed, uncontroverted WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman… Reigns.” Heyman says the reason they bothered to show up tonight was to acknowledge what really happened. They’ll acknowledge the uncomfortable truths. There was no plot, on scenario, no conspiracy. This was not to make Brock Lesnar look foolish, though he looks like one anyway. “History, the evolution, the trajectory of this entire industry, unfolded in front of your very eyes.”
December 17th, live in the great city of Chicago, Heyman acknowledged that he made the biggest mistake of his entire career. It wasn’t that he told Roman what he felt in his heart, though Heyman acknowledges what he said back then made Heyman look foolish. No, Heyman told Roman, the greatest champion in the history of the WWE, that Roman needed to be protected from Brock Lesnar. That is what Heyman honestly thought after 20 years with Lesnar. He got fired and punched in the face, and he acknowledges that he deserved every bit of it. So there Heyman was, like an unemployed Oklahoman, languishing and miserable!
But then, he saw the moment and seized the opportunity. COVID picked the wrong human to infect, putting Roman on the sideline, and Heyman took that opportunity to advocate Lesnar into a Fatal 5 Way on Day One. And Lesnar pulled off something only he or Roman could’ve pulled off, and that was winning the WWE World Heavyweight Champion in a Fatal 5. It was going to be fine, Roman on SmackDown and Lesnar on Raw, everyone ruling the roost, everything in its place. Except for Heyman and Roman together. So what did Lesnar do as first night as champion? He made the choice to go to SmackDown to challenge Roman for Winner Takes All!
“How freakin’ stupid is that?!” As stupid as the smile and the beard and ponytail Lesnar has! He looked like a shmuck, acted like a shmuck, and he couldn’t accept just having his place over on Raw. Heyman knew then that he was stuck with no way out. He screwed up with the Tribal Chief and stuck with a happy Saskatchewan farmer who just wants to take everyone to Suplex City. Then we get to the Royal Rumble, and Lesnar does just that: he took Bobby Lashley to Suplex City. Then, Roman Reigns showed the Conqueror that a GOAT can always slay a Beast. Heyman thought he was going to be stuck saying, “REIGNING! DEFENDING!”
Fans start echoing and Heyman doesn’t like that. “You will never hear that again.” Because Roman came into the ring and he SMASHED Brock Lesnar! And in that moment in Heyman’s life, he understood. Heyman doesn’t need to protect Roman from Lesnar, he needs to protect Lesnar from Roman! Roman came to Heyman, offered the hand of forgiveness, the hand of love, the hand of family and the hand of the Bloodline. Roman offered Heyman the hand of acknowledgement. Heyman gave Roman that world title belt and Roman SMASHED Lesnar with it. And because of that, Lashley pinned Lesnar and Lashley is the NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
“Which means you now all have to acknowledge that there will be no title VS title, champion VS champion, winner take all at WrestleMania.” Lesnar doesn’t get what he wants anymore. Lesnar will do what Roman wants Lesnar to do, and at WrestleMania, Lesnar will ACKNOWLEDGE Roman Reigns! Heyman tells Lesnar that this is how it is done. Heyman looks to Roman and says he acknowledges Roman Reigns as his Tribal Chief. Roman smiles, but Heyman says now, Oklahoma City, this is your chance to show a worldwide audience your moment in history! OKC, ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR TRIBAL CHIEF!
Fans seem pretty torn on that. But wait! Here comes GOLDBERG?! The icon is here and he goes right to the ring! Goldberg stares Roman down as he gets the mic and the Bloodline can’t even believe he’s doing this. Goldberg says, “Roman Reigns, I acknowledge you.” WHAT?! “As my next victim!” Roman VS Goldberg at Elimination Chamber for the Universal Championship! “You’re NEXT!” Goldberg isn’t backing down from the Head of the Table, because he wants the match meant for WrestleMania 36! Will Goldberg prove he would’ve stopped the Big Dog? Or will the Tribal Chief be the one to end the icon?
Ricochet w/ Cesaro VS Ridge Holland w/ Sheamus!
The One and Only and Northern Grit look to settle the score from Day One directly now! But will the Swiss Superman keep the Celtic Warrior in check? Or will the Fella find a way to help his protégé permanently ground Ricochet?
SmackDown returns as Ricochet and Cesaro make their entrance. The bell rings Ridge rushes in. Ricochet dodges, fires off hands, but Ridge knees low. Ridge EuroUppers Ricochet down, drags him up and tosses him to the corner. Ricochet elbows back, but Ridge scoops and SLAMS Ricochet down! Ridge stomps Ricochet around, Sheamus praises Ridge as he scoops and SLAMS Ricochet again. Ricochet gets to a corner, Ridge whips him corner to corner hard, and Ricochet bounces off buckles! Ridge storms over, Sheamus says he wants some popcorn because this is the best thing he’s seen all year.
Ricochet shoves Ridge away, but runs into a scoop. Ricochet slips off, tosses Ridge out of the ring, and Ridge hobbles up. Ricochet builds speed to slide, but Ridge dodges! Ridge scoops again, SNAKE EYES off the apron! Sheamus says that’s brilliant! Cesaro argues with Sheamus, Ridge KNEES Ricochet down. Ridge puts Ricochet in the ring, takes notice of the arguing as he gets in, RECOIL! Cover, Ricochet wins!
Winner: Ricochet, by pinfall
Sheamus is furious! Ricochet snatches one, are the Fella and his sidekick going to do something about this?
Ricochet & Cesaro VS Ridge Holland & Sheamus!
SmackDown returns and HOLLA HOLLA! Things turned into another tag team match between these four! Will the King of Flight and Swiss Superman finally get a win in this series?
Cesaro elbows out of Sheamus’ headlock, runs, but into a back elbow! Cesaro ends up on the apron, Sheamus drags him up and shouts “I HATE YOU!” before firing off Beats of the Bodhrain! Sheamus stops at 9 to go to the apron and CLOBBER Cesaro into the ring. Fans boo but Sheamus soaks the heat. Tag to Ridge, IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER to an ELBOW DROP! Ridge pushes Cesaro down to drop knees. Ridge wraps on a chinlock and grinds Cesaro. Cesaro fights up, jawbreakers free, tag to Sheamus! Sheamus keeps Cesaro from Ridge, but Cesaro slips out of the back suplex to tag Ricochet! FLYING LARIAT!
Fans fire up as Ricochet dodges and springboards to CROSSBODY! LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Ricochet waits on Sheamus to get up, fireman’s carries, but Sheamus fights free. Sheamus shoves, Cesaro tags in, Ricochet KICKS Sheamus and Cesaro CLOBBERS him! Ridge runs in, Cesaro dodges and Ricochet dropkicks Ridge out! Ricochet PLNACHAS but misses! Ridged POUNCES Ricochet into the ropes! Cesaro WRECKS Ridge with a dropkick, Sheamus rolls Cesaro up! TWO, and Cesaro EuroUppers Sheamus! Sheamus BOOTS back, then skins the cat to the top rope! But Cesaro dropkicks him down first!
Cesaro climbs up, headbutts Sheamus, then drags Sheamus up. Ridge manages to tag in before the SUPERPLEX! Ridge hauls Cesaro up, NORTHERN GRIT!! Cover, Ridge & Sheamus win!
Winners: Ridge Holland & Sheamus, by pinfall
As a duo, they’re unstoppable! Will mentor and protégé be waiting on the other side of Elimination Chamber to be tag title contenders?
Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso VS Erik w/ Ivar!
Speaking of, the SmackDown Tag Team Champions are warming up against their Elimination Chamber opponents in 1v1 action! Will Jimmy be the one to strike first? Or will the Viking Raiders start the raid in Oklahoma?
SmackDown returns as the Viking Raiders make their entrance. The bell rings, Erik blocks Jey’s attack to fire off strikes! Erik then spins Jey around for a Belly2Belly suplex! Erik whips, follows Jimmy, then SPINEBUSTERS! Cover, TWO! Jimmy gets free but Erik brings him up. Jimmy wants the fireman’s carry but Erik slips free to give Jimmy Ace Ten Mao! Erik roars, Jimmy is dazed, and Erik goes up the corner. Jey gets in but slips back out as Erik hops down. Ivar LEAPS but Jey dodges! Ivar crashes, but Erik full nelsons. Jimmy slips out to SUPERKICK! Erik flops down, Jimmy goes up top, USO SPLASH! Cover, Jimmy wins!
Winner: Jimmy Uso, by pinfall
The Uso Penitentiary puts Erik away fast! Will they do the same when the tag titles are on the line?
Aliyah VS Natalya!
Right now, #Aliyah3:17 is 2-0 against the Queen of Harts. One was in the blink of an eye, the other was because Natty lost her cool and got disqualified. Will Natty be much more careful and make the third time the charm? Or will Aliyah prove she’s got Natty’s number?
SmackDown returns and Natalya makes her entrance. The bell rings and they tie up. Aliyah rolls Natty, ONE! Aliyah mocks Natty with her 3:17 shirt, but Natty kicks low, puts Aliyah in the corner and stomps away on her! The ref counts, Natty lets off at 4 this time, then she bumps Aliyah off buckles. Natty throws knees, “Do you know who I am?” Natty is a Guinness World Record holder! She SLAPS Aliyah, lifts her, but Aliyah sunset flips! TWO, Natty CLUBS Aliyah. Natty tells the fans to shut up, but Aliyah reverses the whip. Aliyah runs in, is put on the apron, but she ROCKS Natty and climbs up. Handspring RANA! Fans fire up with Aliyah!
Aliyah throws off the shirt, and hits a THESZ PRESS! Aliyah throws fast hands, then lets off to run. Wheelbarrow BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Aliyah keeps on Natty and brings her up, but Natty shoves her to then DISCUS LARIAT! Natty drags Aliyah up again, throws her out of the ring, then smacks Aliyah off the apron. Natty RAMS Aliyah into the barriers, dribbles her of the apron, but the ring count climbs! Aliyah whips Natty into barriers and gets in! The count reaches ten!! Aliyah wins!!
Winner: Aliyah, by count out
Natty is stunned! How many ways can she lose to Aliyah? Will it end up a world record for all the wrong reasons?
Shotzi Blackheart is on her phone.
Drew Gulak talks with Shotzi, but then they both spot Drew McIntyre heading out, Angela the claymore sword in hand. Will the Scottish Warrior (and Angela) look to carve up Happy Corbin and Mad Cap Moss once and for all?
Drew McIntyre goes to the ring!
A much earlier than expected return at the Royal Rumble, the Scottish Warrior’s neck injury didn’t need surgery and he seems to be 100%! He made sure Corbin & Moss didn’t last long in the Rumble, but what about here in Oklahoma? McIntyre gets the mic to tell OKC that it feels damn good to be back. “Everyone’s been asking me, ‘Drew, how did you come back so quick?'” Everyone thought he was gone for good, but here’s the truth. After Day One, a doctor looked McIntyre in the eye and told him he wasn’t going to be back for the Royal Rumble, and not even WrestleMania. Well McIntyre told the doctor to kiss his ass.
McIntyre went right to rehab, three times a day, six days a week. And as you can see, he IS back! The Rumble didn’t go as planned when it came down to him and Brock Lesnar. Lesnar got the better of McIntyre this time, so they’re one apiece. They can circle back to that later. But right now, McIntyre’s attention is fully on “those idiots” who tried to end his career! Speaking of, here come the Happy Folks! Or rather, just Corbin. He tells McIntyre, “Was it worth it, man?” To get this out there, yes, by some miracle, McIntyre eliminated Corbin & Moss. But after what they did to him, was it worth it to come back and risk his career to be thrown out like garbage by Lesnar?
McIntyre failed! He is NOT going to WrestleMania now. And the thought of that makes Corbin very happy. Moss creeps in but McIntyre points his sword at him! The Scottish Warrior says, “Well nobody saw that one coming.” But since Moss is here, McIntyre’s been watching this last month. He wants a joke. Does OKC want Moss to say a funny joke? “YES!” McIntyre wants to get Moss a mic, and if Corbin even steps one foot in the ring, McIntyre will draw blood. Moss gets a mic and nervously asks, “How do you know that the toothbrush was invented in Oklahoma?”
No no no, no Oklahoma jokes. McIntyre’s seen the impression, do a McIntyre joke! “Make me laugh, funny man!” Then, what does a criminal found not guilty have in common with WrestleMania? “They’re’ both gonna get off Scot free.” G-Get it? McIntyre “laughs,” and Moss thins he’s in the clear. McIntyre says Moss is good, and then CLAYMORE KICK! “Idiot.” As for Corbin, McIntyre is gonna make Corbin’s life a living hell every single week! This is just the beginning!! Will the Road to WrestleMania be a nightmare for Happy Corbin this year?
Sami Zayn crashed the Jackass Forever red carpet!
Sami went right up to ET’s reporters to wonder why they weren’t around the WWE when Johnny Knoxville was messing with him. “Oh, speak of the devil!” Knoxville walks up to Sami and Sami wants a round of applause. Knoxville says he told Sami to stay away, but Sami wonders why it was okay for Knoxville to just show up at his place of work for about a month. Sami is escorted away by security, and then Knoxville pokes Sami with the cattle prod! Get outta here, Sami! GIT! Sami is upset, and dares Knoxville to take him on without the cattle prod! Is this only escalating between the crazy jackass and Johnny Knoxville?
Sami complains to management.
How could they let that footage be played on television!? How?! Adam Pearce & Sonya Deville are exasperated with Sami as he demands his Intercontinental Championship match. Then how about next week? Oh, uh, that’d be great. If Sami hadn’t just gotten shocked. He needs more time. Okay, fine, they’ll do it in two weeks, the February 18th edition. That’s fine. Then should they invite Knoxville? That’s not funny. Sami storms out, but then Natty storms in. Natty says Aliyah has never legitimately beat her in a match! She wants a Pinfall Or Submission Only match! #DungeonStyle. Done. Natty gets what she wants, but will she get what she deserves next week?
Rick Boogs is unplugged.
He goes with call and response instead. “HEY EY YO~!” This is Rick BOOOOOGS. He’s here to rock with the Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke… NakamurrrrrAAAAAAA~! The guitar is still on the fritz but Nakamura’s theme plays all the same. The King of Strong Style now knows when his match with Sami will be, but can he deny the Modern Day Maharaja a golden ticket of his own?
Championship Contender’s Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Rick Boogs VS Jinder Mahal w/ Shanky!
SmackDown returns and Jinder makes his entrance, his own protégé by his side. The bell rings and here comes Sami! The Great Liberator of course wants to be ringside now that he has a date for the title. Nakamura and Jinder circle, Sami joins commentary, and Jinder kicks Nakamura to CLUB him down. Jinder KNEES and CLUBS Nakamura, then scoops Nakamura. Nakamura slips out, throws strikes and an AX KICK! Nakamura runs, basement dropkick! Nakamura runs in at the corner, blocks a boot to put Jinder in the ropes, ROUNDHOUSE and SLIDING GERMAN! Fans fire up with Boogs as Nakamura gets back in.
Nakamura aims, “YAO~!” KIN- NO! Jinder dodges to fireman’s carry and GUT BUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO! Nakamura stays in this but Jinder drops a knee at the ropes. Jinder drops another knee, digs it into Nakamura, and Sami says Nakamura will be in for the fight of his life. Fans rally for Nakamura but Jinder throws forearms. Nakamura fires back, Jinder shoves and KNEES Nakamura down. Cover, TWO! Sami says that was a slow count. Jinder stomps Nakamura, drags him up and CLUBS him down. Jinder throws crossface forearms, stomps Nakamura more, then clamps on a top wristlock.
Nakamura endures, fans rally up, and Sami blabbers on about Knoxville zapping him. Nakamura fights up, Jinder CLUBS him down. Jinder clamps on but Nakamura fights the Kallas to PELE! Jinder staggers, Nakamura kicks and WHEEL KICKS him down! Nakamura aims from the corner, “YAO~!” KINSHASA! Cover, Nakamura wins!
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall
Jinder doesn’t get himself a title shot but Sami shouts that Nakamura’s holding this belt for the last time. Nakamura dares Sami to “C’MON~!” Will Sami put up or shot up on February 18th?
Naomi barges into the office.
Don’t worry, Sonya, she wont’ touch you while wearing that jacket. But we all know what Sonya did to Naomi at the Rumble. Meet Sonya in the ring in five minutes! No, Sonya has a meeting, and a lot of emails. Then next week. Great, except Naomi has a match already. With Charlotte Flair. For the title! Oh, well that’d be great and all, but Naomi doesn’t believe that. The truth ain’t nowhere in Sonya. Well, Pearce will put his word on it. Naomi VS Charlotte will be for the SmackDown Women’s Championship! Good. That keeps Sonya safe for now. Will The Queen #FeelTheGlow just so Sonya won’t face the consequences?
Backstage interview with Natalya.
Kayla asks Natty for a preview of the Dungeon Style match? Oh, she’ll do that by telling Aliyah all about it. Natty goes to the locker room, but XIA LI is in her way! The Protector gives Natty an icy stare, so Natty says she can wait until next week. Will the Queen of Harts at least be able to get on the scoreboard against Aliyah with next week’s rematch?
The New Day VS Los Lotharios!
The Power of Positivity, hold it down, has come to OKC! But will Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo prove they’re not just God’s gift to women, but also capable of stopping former 12-time W, W, E, World, Tag, Team, Champions~?
SmackDown returns and Los Lotharios make their entrance. SmackDown shares that the New Day crashing Los Lotharios’ Valentine’s Day photoshoot. The teams sort out, Big E starts with Garza. Big E dodges Garza’s dropkick, tags in Kofi and RAMS into Garza. Kofi taunts Carrillo before he and Big E coordinate for Positivity in Motion! Kofi feeds Garza to Big E’s LARIAT! Kofi covers, TWO! Kofi tags Big E back in, Kofi runs to leap frog SENTON onto Garza! Big E covers, TWO! Big E hits Carrillo as he gets in but Garza knees Big E low. Tag to Carrillo, he speeds up but Big E CLOBBERS him!
Tag to Kofi and Big E sets Carrillo up for a PENALTY KICK! Cover, ONE! Kofi goes to a corner and goes up, but Garza distracts him. Kofi hops down and storms up on Garza but Carrillo attacks from behind! Carrillo clubs away on Kofi but fans rally up for the New Day. Carrillo puts Kofi up top backwards, tags Garza in, and the cousins put Kofi in a Tree of Woe. Garza whips Carrillo at Big E! Carrillo dropkicks Big E down, then he whips Garza at Kofi. Kofi sits up to avoid the baseball slide and jumps over Carrillo’s slide, to mule kick and TRUST FALL into a SUPERKICK! Garza takes Kofi outta the air and SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns and Carrillo drags Kofi up to put him against ropes. Carrillo grinds his forearms in, throws body shots, tags in Garza, and Los Lotharios coordinate for a LEAP FROG ATTACK! Garza throws Kofi down to basement dropkick! OFF COME THE PANTS! He throws them at Big E, then covers the ref. But the ref is busy keeping Big E back! Tag to Carrillo, Garza whips Kofi into a FLAPJACK and then KICKS Kofi outta the air! Carrillo waistlocks to back suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Carrillo wraps on a chinlock to grind Kofi down. Kofi endures, fights up, but Carrillo knees low and CLUBS Kofi down.
Carrillo scoops and SLAMS Kofi, then drags Kofi to a drop zone. Carrillo goes up, MOONSAULT into boots! Both men are down, fans fire up! Kofi crawls, as does Carrillo, hot tags to Garza and Big E! Big E rallies on Garza, OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! And another! And then the SIDE Belly2Belly! Big E swivels them hips and runs side to side, BIG SPLASH! Big E claps and OKC claps along, “NERW! DAY ROCKS!” Big E scoops, Garza lips out and BACKSTABBERS! Big E goes to the corner, but Carrillo is still down! Garza runs, into an Urenag-E! Kofi tags, Big E wheelbarrows Garza up! FLYING BULLDOG!! cover, Carrillo breaks it!
Big E gets in to throw hand and throw Carrillo out. Big E runs, but Carrillo dodges the spear! SUPER MOONSAULT takes Big E down!! Kofi runs, into Garza’s cradle! TWO!! Garza BOOTS Kofi, tags Carrillo, Garza dodges Trouble in Paradise! Electric Chair lift, Carrillo is up top, MOUNTAINTOP DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!?!? Kofi survives and shocks Los Lotharios! Tag to Garza, they double whip, but Kofi slips out of the flapjack to DOUBLE STOMP Carrillo! Garza SUPERKICKS, then underhooks, but Kofi flips through the Wing Clipper! Big E tags in, Kofi BOOTS Garza! Big E scoops, Kofi is up top, MIDNIGHT HOUR! Cover, New Day wins!
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall
Always trust the tried and true! Big E & Kofi get another big win, will their reunion be what brings the New Day back to the top?
Charlotte Flair goes to the ring!
The Queen knows about Naomi next week, and she knows that Rowdy Ronda Rousey is here tonight. The SmackDown Women’s Champion isn’t waiting to be called out, she’ll be waiting on the Women’s Royal Rumble winner! But will Ronda even choose her? We’ll see, after the break.
SmackDown returns once more, and Sonya has joined Charlotte in the ring. Sonya says she hasn’t run this by the higher ups, but she had a conversation with Becky Lynch. Becky says that Ronda has chosen her for WrestleMania, and is fully expecting a contract to sign this Monday on Raw. But that said, after Charlotte beats Naomi next week, she’ll need a WrestleMania opponent. So Charlotte gets to choose that here right now. No, no, Charlotte isn’t surprised Ronda chose Charlotte. Charlotte has been on top since 2015. She’s been here day in, day out, winning, fighting, competing, becoming THE most dominant champion in the WWE.
What’s Ronda been doing? Playing video games, farming, and had a baby~! Congrats, Ronda! But Charlotte isn’t saying Ronda isn’t a game changer or elite athlete. But Charlotte would be worried if Ronda didn’t choose Charlotte, become Mom VS Mom is an easier route. No, Charlotte has never been faster, stronger and more confident. She IS the main event of WrestleMania! So if Ronda wants to choose the other champion, the undercard, be Charlotte’s guest. Number one doesn’t talk about number two. So Charlotte will choose her opponent. Who should it be? It could be anybody! She’ll let OKC decide!
It’s hard to tell who they’re calling out but Charlotte has an idea. It’ll be someone who isn’t even here tonight: Sasha Banks. Fans like that choice, but Charlotte wishes Sasha was here so Charlotte could hear Sasha thank her for this opportunity. Charlotte tells Sasha that WrestleMania will be the best and worst day of Sasha’s life. Charlotte will have a contract waiting for her, too. But here comes Ronda! Fans cheer the Baddest Woman on the Planet as she goes to the ring, and her smile turns to a scowl as she locks eyes with Charlotte. Ronda gets herself a mic to say, “Becky told Sonya told Charlotte. She said she said. Guys, you love to talk about me, don’t you?”
But uh, last time Ronda checked, she won the Rumble, and she chooses who she faces at WrestleMania. But Charlotte’s right, being a mom changed Ronda so much. She didn’t fly halfway across the country in an ice storm with her baby, just to have a chat. Ronda came here to teach her daughter the family business of kicking ass. Charlotte is just one of many Ronda owes an ass kicking. Fans chant for Ronda while Charlotte plays taken aback. Ronda says that to be clear on one thing, Charlotte is NOT special. She’s just first. Ronda will see Charlotte at WrestleMania, too!
Charlotte laughs and says the opportunity is back in the main event! “And this title is my baby, and she’s prettier than yours.” Ronda throws off the jacket and has the kill face on! Sonya keeps the peace. Ronda has a temper, okay? And they need to get this straight: Sonya runs things, not Ronda. Sonya tells Ronda what to do, not the other way around. But Sonya gets shoved outta the way! Ronda also dodges Charlotte’s cheap shot, but then Sonya jumps on for a sleeper! Ronda turns it to a fireman’s carry and a SWINGING SLAM! Ronda gets Sonya’s arm!! ARMBAR!!
Sonya flails, taps, and Ronda lets her go. Ronda glares, Charlotte smirks, but will the Queen be dethroned and destroyed in Dallas?
A pretty good SmackDown, but it once again bugs me that WWE is giving us such short matches. Why couldn’t Ricochet VS Ridge just be that whole first match segment? Let us see what both guys can really do, because trust me, I’ve seen them both do some great stuff. This was like a truncated version of all that, and then we got a really lame rehash of the previous tag matches we’ve gotten out of these two teams. Just give us a barnburner of those two young studs and let that be the blow-off. The same goes for Jimmy VS Erik. A one distraction, one paragraph match is BULL coming from two halves of two great tag teams. How are we supposed to think the Viking Raiders stand a chance at Elimination Chamber if this is how it goes 1v1? Vince is turning into a hack.
Now, on the flipside, Aliyah and Natty having a short match that ends in count-out is at least good story. We could’ve gotten more match before that finish, but I am looking forward to whatever this Hart Dungeon Style match is going to be. And also they just need to get to Natty VS Xia Li already, but it feels like they wanna keep that on deck for Mania. McIntyre has a decent segment with Corbin & Moss, the most interesting thing was that Drew Gulak got a cameo. McIntyre VS Moss again for Chamber must only be because they want to save McIntyre VS Corbin for Mania, too. I’d rather McIntyre just get past those goobers and have something bigger for Mania.
Sami is clearly having the celebrity Mania match with Johnny Knoxville this year, so that’s actually great for Sami. And understandably, Sami is staying off the Saudi Arabia trip, which is why his Intercontinental Championship match is for the go-home SmackDown on 2/18. Nakamura VS Jinder could’ve been a bit better, too, but of course Nakamura wins, that gives him momentum towards his match with Sami. I hope Nakamura VS Sami is allowed to look like their match way back in NXT, that was an awesome match and will make for an awesome SmackDown match. RawDown desperately needs awesome matches to get them ratings.
New Day VS Los Lotharios was a very good first match between these teams, but they didn’t get nearly enough in that promo. I hope they build this up a bit more, and we could get a great contender’s match to see who faces the tag champs next. Charlotte’s interaction with Ronda went a bit better than Ronda’s interaction with Becky did, but it sounds like Becky was just fibbing about Ronda wanting her for Mania. Charlotte again being intermingled into Sonya’s story with Naomi was good thinking, Charlotte VS Naomi in a title match will be great stuff, but even without Sonya getting involved, Ronda VS Charlotte is on the menu so Charlotte will surely retain.
And of course, the Universal Championship story has a way to bide time before Roman VS Lesnar at Mania. Goldberg is back again, wanting just one more match against someone high profile. I do like that they’re using continuity and history to remind us this was supposed to happen for WrestleMania 36, in the days before COVID screwed up the world. We’re finally getting Spear VS Spear, but the Tribal Chief is a different animal from the Big Dog. But at the same time, Roman’s winning now like he surely was going to back then, and Roman can add Goldberg to the list of legends he’s smashed.
My Score: 8/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (8/15/22)
A PHENOMENAL first-time-ever!
Will the United States Champion still be All Mighty?
For the first time one-on-one, Bobby Lashley takes on AJ Styles, and for the WWE United States Championship! Will the All Mighty prove he’s even more phenomenal than the Phenomenal One?
- Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Opening Round: Nikki A.S.H. & “Doudrop” Piper Niven VS Alexa Bliss & Asuka; Bliss & Asuka win and advance.
- The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa VS Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali; The Miz & Ciampa win.
- Drew McIntyre VS Kevin Owens; McIntyre wins, by disqualification.
- Veer Mahaan VS Beaux Keller; Veer wins.
- WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS AJ Styles; Lashley wins and retains the title.
- Dakota Kai w/ Iyo Sky & Bayley VS Dana Brooke; Kai wins.
- (Austin) Theory VS Dolph Ziggler; Theory wins.
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The Judgement Day is here!
Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley are in Washington D.C. and headed to the ring! And they’re feeling great after what they did to Rey & Dominik Mysterio just last week. They all get mics while fans boo, but Rhea says, “The Judgement Day… We run Monday Night Raw. And that’s been the harsh reality to the Mysterios week in and week out. I even proved to Dominik Mysterio that I really am his Papi, haha, as I destroyed his soul!” Finn says everyone loves the Mysterios! But do they even know why? No! But then to those fans, Finn has some sad news: The Mysterios will NOT be here tonight.
And why is that? Because just like Rhea said, poor little Dom had his soul crushed! And Rey was destroyed by Finn in the middle of the ring, 1-2-3, to further solidify Finn’s already legendary status in this business! But enough about last week, here’s what Priest will do to Edge next week. “What won’t I do to Edge next week? But let me ask you all a question: Do you not wanna see Edge confront the Judgement Day right now?” DC says yes! Do they wanna see the Rated R Superstar right now? Yes! Too bad! He ain’t here! HA! No, no. Edge is out in Toronto, doing his “duties” promoting this match. Edge’s first match in Toronto in over a decade!
Priest tells Edge the he heard everything Edge said. Priest doesn’t need the Judgement Day ringside. He doesn’t sweat Edge! He doesn’t need anyone to deal with Edge! That is where Priest puts the final nail in the coffin of Edge’s career! There will be no Finn, no Rhea, just Priest VS Edge, 1v1, man to man, no Judgement Day! And then Toronto will no longer be Edge’s hometown. It’ll be the place where Damian Priest sent Edge back into retirement! Oh, the fans don’t like that, huh? Bye-bye, Edge! And this time it won’t be about filming TV shows or crap movies. It’ll be Beth wheeling Edge around and feeding him through a tube for the rest of his life!
But then REY dropkicks Priest from behind! And throws hands on Finn! Finn shoves Rey but Rey RANAS him out! Then BLASTS Priest out! But then Rhea steps to him! Rhea dares Rey to hit her, but Rey keeps control. But then Finn gets in with a chair! Rey SHOTGUNS Finn first! And then JAMS Finn and SMACKS Finn with the chair! And then the same for Priest! Fans fire up for Rey as he raises the chair, but Rhea shields Finn! Then she snatches the chair! Priest BOOTS Rey down! Priest KICKS Rey, rains down fists, and fans boo! But Priest drags Rey up, feeds him to Rhea, DDT to the chair!! Then Priest rains down fists!
Rhea tells this is what happens when Dom holds you back! Priest puts the chair on Rey’s chest! Finn is up top, COUP DE GRACE with the chair!! Finn sits on Rey after having crushed him! Will the Judgement Day destroy Edge just like they have Dom and Rey?
Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Opening Round: Nikki A.S.H. & “Doudrop” Piper Niven VS Alexa Bliss & Asuka!
This Celtic Connection of Almost SuperHero and Scottish Viper has been waiting for their opportunity to grab some gold together. As for the Five Foot Fury and the Empress of Tomorrow, they’ve each held the tag titles before, just with other partners. Who takes the crucial first step towards the gold and meets Kai & Sky next round?
But before the action gets going, the RawEST Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair, makes her way out to ringside! She’s going to be a teammate to Alexa & Asuka at Clash at the Castle against “The Control,” Bayley, Kai & Sky, so she’s here to cheer her allies on. Nikki & Piper then make their entrances, Nikki now sporting a leather jacket to match Piper’s. The teams then sort out and Asuka starts against Nikki. Asuka rushes in but Nikki throws her down! Nikki rains down forearms on Asuka then strikes a pose. Fans boo but Nikki stomps Asuka down. Nikki drags Asuka up, whips her but Asuka reverses and pop-up KNEES!
Nikki wobbles, Alexa tags in and she runs Nikki over! Piper gets in, Alexa & Asuka DOUBLE SHOTGUN her out! Then they both HIP ATTACK Nikki & Piper off the apron! High-five and fans fire up while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Nikki thrashes Alexa around in a straitjacket stretch! Fans rally up, Alexa fights up, but Nikki keeps her down by digging a knee in. Fans still rally and Alexa fights her way up again, getting her arms free to hit a JAWBREAKER! Piper tags in and drags Alexa away. But Alexa kicks Piper into Nikki! Hot tag to Asuka! Asuka goes up to missile dropkick Piper down! Fans fire up with Asuka and she dodges Nikki to DECK Piper! Asuka elbows Nikki, ROUNDHOUSES her, then hits a RUNNING NECKBREAKER! Asuka runs in at the corner to HIP ATTACK, then she waistlocks.
Nikki fights the suplex but Asuka BAKCHANDS, BACKHANDS, SOBATS, KICKS and BACKHANDS! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Nikki survives but Asuka sits Nikki up to KICK, KICK and run! Piper swipes at Asuka but Asuka BOOTS her! Nikki gets Asuka for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Nikki is furious but fans fire up! Nikki goes to ropes, DECKS Alexa, then rushes back to get Asuka! Nikki whips her to a corner and Piper whips her in! Asuka puts Nikki on the apron, elbows Piper but Nikki shoulders in! Nikki climbs to CROSSBODY! Cover, Alexa breaks it with a dropkick! Piper CROSSBODIES Alexa!
Fans fire up while Dana Brooke & Tamina watch backstage. They lost last week, so what’re they hoping from this? Piper drags Nikki to her corner to tag back in! Piper storms up on Asuka, drags her up and scoops, but Asuka fights free! BACKHAND! Piper goes down, Asuka HIP ATTACKS Nikki away! Asuka comes back but into Piper’s scoop! MICHINOKU DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and DC is thunderous! Piper drags Asuka to a drop zone and she goes up the corner! VADER BOMB FLOPS as Asuka moves! Asuka drags herself up to her feet, Piper runs in but into a ROUNDHOUSE! Asuka runs Alexa tags, SLIDING KICK to a DDT!
Alexa hurries to tag Asuka back and she hits a CODE BREAKER! Oklahoma Roll, into an ARMBAR!! And Alexa intercepts Nikki with a RIGHT HAND! Piper taps, Asuka & Alexa win!
Winners: Alexa Bliss & Asuka, by submission (advance to the next round)
They may seem like an unlikely duo, but they just made it work here! And we get a Clash at the Castle preview within the tournament, will- Wait. Bayley and her team are waiting on the stage! They all applaud sarcastically and then talk some trash with Bianca, Asuka & Alexa. Refs and officials rush out already to stop this from blowing up again! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but will we just have to wait until next time?
Backstage interview with (Austin) Theory!
The Youngest Mr. Money in the Bank is back after the… less than successful attempt to cash-in at SummerSlam. Uh, well, he still has the briefcase, doesn’t he? And he’s still the Youngest WWE United States Champion Ever, and the handpicked future of the business! He may have made some miscalculations, but he doesn’t make mistakes. He is tougher because of that, wiser because of that, and he’s more dangerous because of that. Next time he- Dolph Ziggler walks in to say, “The next time? Kid, I’ve been watching you. You got crushed out there. Brock, Roman, you name it! And I get it, I’ve been there, too.”
But there’s a difference between the two of them. See, the MITB contract was never handed to Ziggler. He earned it. That is why it mattered when he cashed in and became World Heavyweight Champion! Well, that’s interesting. Ziggler was Mr. MITB, he was a world champion. And that’s great, really. But he won’t be around when Theory cashes in, and because of that, Theory thinks Ziggler’s nothing more than “an over the hill, title having has-been.” But Theory suggests Ziggler keeps paying attention to Mr. All Day. Because when Theory cashes in successfully, he’ll just keep winning and winning and winning. And he won’t screw up like Ziggler did!
Oh, didn’t like that, huh? But then Ziggler PUNCHES Theory! They brawl, and end up hitting the cameraman! Will these two have to settle this thing in the ring?
Raw shares footage of the brawl during the break, and they ended up deep in the arena! Officials rushed in to stop this, but… Who’s arm is that slipping in through the door?
Backstage interview with The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa.
Sarah says after an amazing performance against Bobby Lashley, where he came so close to winning the United States Championship, where does Ciampa see himself going next? Ciampa says he did get really close. Unfortunately, there are no participation trophies here. Ciampa came to Raw to become a champion, so the next time he gets an opportunity, that is what he is going to do. The Miz says to be honest, the only reason Ciampa didn’t win is because Styles interfered! And how is Styles repaid? He’s given a US Championship match tonight! That’s collusion!
But Miz will reward Ciampa for his valiant effort with a token of appreciation. Miz made his own custom polaroid NFT necklace. He and Ciampa have a matching pair! This is awesome! “No, we are AWWWWWESOOOOME!” The Hollywood A-Lister and his Guardian Psycho now head to the ring. Will they start on the road to tag title opportunities together? Or will they end up a stepping stone for their opponents?
The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa VS Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali!
The teams sort out and Alexander starts against Ciampa. They tie up, go around, and Ciampa pulls Alexander’s hair to put him on ropes. The ref counts., Ciampa lets off, and Alexander gets away. They tie up again, Ciampa headlocks, but Alexander powers out. Ciampa pulls hair to reel Alexander back in! Fans taunt Miz over his “TINY BALLS!” but Ciampa snapmares into a chinlock. Alexander slips out, hammerlocks an arm, and he leans on the hold. Ciampa fights up, reaches back to snapmare free, but Alexander slips out of the chinlock again! Alexander has the hammerlock, talks some smack on Miz, but Ciampa fights up.
Ciampa throws a hard elbow, then he clamps on the headlock for a takeover. Alexander keeps his shoulders up, fights up, and fans rally. Alexander powers up and out, but Ciampa runs him over! Things speed up, Ciampa slides under the hurdle but Alexander rolls off the back drop to DROPKICK Ciampa down! Tag to Ali, Alexander trips Ciampa for Ali’s slingshot senton! Tag back to Alexander and he slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO! Alexander drags Ciampa up, CHOPS him against ropes, then whips him to ropes. Ciampa reverses but Alexander kicks back! But Miz grabs at Alexander! Alexander DECKS Miz, dodges Ciampa, but handsprings onto a dropkick!
Miz and Ciampa applaud and pat themselves on the back while fans boo, but this new “Must-See Duo” are on top while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns as Miz fires off It Kicks on Alexander in the corner. Tag to Ciampa, he whips Miz in to A-LIST LARIAT! Then feed to Ciampa’s LARIAT, cover, TWO!! Alexander survives that combo but Ciampa clamps on a bulldog headlock! Fans rally up as Alexander endures and fights up. Ciampa swings but misses, Alexander fires off hands but Ciampa ROCKS him! Ciampa reels Alexander in, but Alexander suplexes first! Fans fire up and Alexander crawls over, but so does Ciampa, hot tags to Miz and Ali! Ali dodges, fires off CHOP after CHOP, then whips corner to corner. Miz reverses but Ali uses it to SHOTGUN Ciampa!
Ali slips out, ROUNDHOUSES Miz then slingshots and NECKBREAKERS on Miz! Cover, TWO! Ali drags Miz up but Miz YANKS him into ropes! Alexander tags in, he ducks Miz’s haymaker to back suplex but Miz lands on his feet! Alexander fights the full nelson to scoop and SLAM! Cover, Ciampa helps Miz get the ropebreak! Just like Miz has done for Ciampa! Fans boo and Alexander knows what happened! Alexander glares at Ciampa but Ali DIVES and sends Ciampa over the desk! Miz DUMPS Alexander out but Alexander shoulders back in! Slingshot sunset flip but Miz sit son it! Ale BOOTS Miz over! Alexander has the cover, TWO!!
Fans can’t believe Miz survives! Alexander hurries to tag in Ali, and Alexander drags Miz up. Feed to Ali, Alexander runs, but Ciampa dumps him out! Ali storms over but Ciampa gets away. Miz rolls Ali up, TWO! Ciampa tags in and Miz runs, into a SUPERKICK! Ali goes up but focused on Miz! 450 PSYCHO KNEE!!!! Then the underhooks into the FAIRY TALE ENDING!!! Cover, Miz & Ciampa win!!
Winners: The Miz & Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall
WHOA! Miz has a bloody nose but he and Ciampa are the ones standing tall! Will it be a Fairy Tale Ending for the Hollywood A-Lister and his new co-star?
Ezekiel’s family responds to Kevin Owens’ brutal assault.
Not just Elias and Elrod, but their mother, father, and kid brother, too! Ernie Jr, says if he ever gets his hands on Kevin, he will get a piece of his mind!
Drew McIntyre heads to gorilla.
But as he does, someone is putting out a fire! Is that the work of Dexter Lumis…?
Drew McIntyre heads to the ring!
The Scottish Warrior may be part of SmackDown, but he’s here on Raw because Clash at the Castle is coming! And if McIntyre wins, he’ll be able to show up on Raw all he wants! For now, McIntyre gets a mic to say, “Washington, let me hear ya scream!” Fans shout for McIntyre and he says, “I know it’s a shock to see Drew McIntyre on Raw. I’m technically on Friday Night SmackDown. It might be even more shocking to see the other guy here on Raw, but that’s something we can rectify in less than three weeks’ time. Because at Clash at the Castle, it’s Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Championship.”
To finish McIntyre’s thoughts from Friday, this isn’t a match that happens on the fictional Island of Relevancy! It’s taking place on DREW’S island! And he is gonna drop Roman’s ass, win those titles, and then show up on Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, the live events, everywhere the titles should be because that is what the fans and those titles deserve! And he knows there are reports that McIntyre is suffering from a back injury. To be honest, yes, it is true. Because he’s been carrying the load of 20 men for three years in the WWE, in the ring and outside it!
And he does it with a smile on his face because it is a PRIVILEGE. This isn’t a job, it’s a DREAM! That’s why he’s hereon his day off! McIntyre is here on Raw to scout the future opponents he’ll have! Wanna hear some potential ones? McIntyre VS Tommaso Ciampa! McIntyre VS AJ Styles! McIntyre VS Seth Freakin’ Rollins! McIntyre VS Karrion Kross! But here comes Kevin Owens! Kevin has a mic and McIntyre says he likes this idea, too! McIntyre VS KO! Kevin says it is so convenient that McIntyre says his name now.
But there is something about Drew that Kevin never understood. As big and good and strong as McIntyre is, he still feels the need to pretend he’s something he’s not. Because he comes out here, talks with his big, loud almost comical voice! Sometimes he has his kilt, sometimes he has a sword. He thinks this is Medieval Times? But McIntyre is delusional because if he thinks he’s been carrying anyone’s weight around here, he’s a real dumbass! Kevin says McIntyre has no idea who he really is! Kevin’s been the same person his entire 22 years of wrestling! He is and always will be Kevin Owens, who is as real as it gets in this business!
But these past few years, people have forgotten what Kevin’s about! That’s Kevin’s fault, though> he’s been having a good time, having fun coming to work. But then something dawned on Kevin when he got here today. He got goosebumps because he realized that this is the very same arena where at Battleground, Kevin and Sami Zayn had the fight of their lives and left everything they had in that ring! They gave people a match they STILL talk about six years later! And then Kevin realized there’s a side of him that’s been missing for far too long. He misses that side. He misses the old Kevin Owens. He needs to bring back the Prizefighter!
And Drew, Kevin hasn’t held a title in five long YEARS. But enough is enough, and it is time for a change! Now, Kevin is coming after everything! Every champion is a target! The US Champion, the Intercontinental Champion, the Tag Team Champions, and Drew, Kevin doesn’t care if it’s you or Roman. Whoever walks out of Cardiff has a hell of a problem, because Kevin wants the biggest prize of them all! The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship!! Fans cheer that, and McIntyre says okay, he let Kevin say his piece. And frankly, McIntyre will have to respond. McIntyre is sick of people making stuff up juts to get a reaction.
They say things like McIntyre doesn’t carry the load, he doesn’t know who he is. He knows exactly who he is, too!! Someone mocked him for being “The Chosen One.” That was 15 YEARS AGO!! Then he got FIRED, and had to work his ass off, earn his way back off! He didn’t call the WWE, they called him! And he’s worked his ass off ever since! A two-time world champion! He beat Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Randy Orton and everyone who has stood in his path! Don’t you dare pull this BS again!! Now, it’s time for Kevin and McIntyre to stop talking. Prizefighter, sports entertainer, superstar, they’re wrestlers in a wrestling ring, so let’s just freakin’ wrestle!!
Fans are thunderous and Kevin tells McIntyre that he may not be a prize, but he’s still on! Kevin and McIntyre, a preview of coming attractions, who will win this fight?
Drew McIntyre VS Kevin Owens!
Raw returns and this is happening! The bell rings, they tie up and McIntyre puts Kevin in a corner. He lets off and welcomes Kevin to return, and the two reset. They tie up again, McIntyre pushes Kevin back but Kevin turns things around. Kevin lets off now and he circles with McIntyre again. Fans rally and duel and the tow tie up again. Kevin headlocks, McIntyre powers up and out, but Kevin RAMS him. McIntyre stays up and says, “Not today!” Kevin kicks low and says, “Shut up!” as he headlocks again. McIntyre powers up, powers out, and they RAM shoulders again. McIntyre says up Kevin’s, then kicks low!
McIntyre headlocks now but Kevin powers out. Things speed up, McIntyre RAMS Kevin and sends him flying! McIntyre stomps and punches Kevin in the corner, whips him corner to corner hard, then runs in. But Kevin elbows back and POSTS McIntyre! McIntyre sits down, Kevin says “SUCK IT!” and CANNONBALLS! Fans fire up and Kevin soaks it all up! “This is MY show!” Kevin drags McIntyre to a drop zone, then hits a SENTON, to a MOONSAULT! Cover, ONE!! Kevin grinds a forearm into McIntyre’s face, then stands on McIntyre’s hand. Kevin throws haymakers, then has McIntyre in a corner. Kevin RAMS his shoulder in as fans rally up.
The ref counts, Kevin lets off and brings McIntyre out. Fans duel, Kevin suplexes, but McIntyre blocks! And blocks again, to suplex Kevin and TOSS him! McIntyre says, “SUCK IT” back! Kevin bails out, so McIntyre builds speed! Kevin gets in to ROCK McIntyre! Kevin tosses McIntyre out, builds speed, but McIntyre ROCKS him! McIntyre brings Kevin up but Kevin fights the suplex! Kevin HOTSHOTS McIntyre, POSTS McIntyre, and McIntyre falls to the floor! Kevin steps back but then goes out to APRON FROG SPLASH!! Fans fire up and Kevin roars, “This is MY show!” as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Kevin has McIntyre down in a chinlock. McIntyre endures and fans rally up, but Kevin leans on the hold. McIntyre fights up, Kevin CLUBS him, and CLUBS him again. Kevin whips McIntyre corner to corner but McIntyre comes back to CLOBBER Kevin! And again! McIntyre whips, and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Kevin away! Kevin gets to a corner but McIntyre clinches to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly again! And then McIntyre hits a NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up and fans fire up! McIntyre aims, Kevin gets up, and McIntyre underhooks, but Kevin wrenches out! Kevin kicks and hits a DDT of his own! Cover, TWO!
Kevin is annoyed but the fans rally up again. Kevin waits on McIntyre and then brings him around. Fans duel as Kevin whips, but McIntyre BOOTS back! McIntyre scoops Kevin but Kevin slips off to waistlock. McIntyre elbows free, runs in but Kevin BOOTS McIntyre down! Kevin goes up the corner again, for a SWANTON BOMB onto knees! McIntyre reels Kevin in to MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre is a bit surprised Kevin survives but the fans rally up again. McIntyre snarls as he stalks Kevin to a corner. McIntyre drags Kevin up, throws hands and CHOPS in the corner, then hoists him up top.
McIntyre ROCKS Kevin, climbs up after him, but Kevin trips him up! Kevin adjusts, throws haymakers, and McIntyre falls into the Tree of Woe. But he sits right up! Kevin fights the clinch and HEADBUTTS McIntyre down! Kevin hurries to CANNONBALL McIntyre out of the Tree! Then Kevin goes back up top, for the FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre barely kicks out so Kevin goes right back up! SWNTON BOMB hits this time! Cover, TWO!!! McIntyre survives again! Kevin is beside himself but DC is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as Kevin thinks of what to try next. Kevin paces, then decides to go up one more time!
McIntyre is right up! He ROCKS Kevin again and again, then climbs up after him! McIntyre fireman’s carries Kevin for a SUPER WHITE NOISE!! Cover, TWO!?! McIntyre is beside himself! But he goes to the corner and he wants Kevin to stand up. CLAY- SUPERKICK!! Kevin kicks, but no stunner! GLASGOW KISS HEADBUTT! SUPERKICK!! LARIAT!! Both men are down and fans are giving a standing ovation! Kevin gets to the ropes, McIntyre gets to his feet. Kevin and McIntyre just start throwing haymakers! They go faster and faster and it’s just a brawl! Fans are loving it as they get a second wind!
Kevin kicks low, whips, but McIntyre leaps out of the pop-up to turn and FUTURE SHOCK! McIntyre hurries to a corner, he takes aim again, but wait! THE USOS attack!!
Winner: Drew McIntyre, by disqualification
The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions do Roman Reigns’ dirty work! Jey drags McIntyre up, for a SUPERKICK from Jimmy! Jey then goes up top, and USO- NO! McIntyre dodges the splash, CLOBBERS Jimmy, then TOSSES Jey out onto Jimmy! A nasty landing for the Usos, but then Kevin returns! STUNNER!! The Prizefighter gets the last word, but then he tells the Usos to tell Roman that he owes Kevin one. But then the Usos pick the bones, ONE AND- HEADBUTT! McIntyre dodges Jimmy to CLAYMORE!! Turns out McIntyre gets the last word! Will the Scottish Warrior rip the Tribal Chief off the throne at Clash at the Castle?
Seth Rollins is here!
The Visionary promised he’d be here to hear from Matt Riddle just like the rest of us, but what will Rollins have to say about what Riddle has to say? We’ll find out, after the break.
Raw returns and Rollins has a mic. “I am a Visionary. I am a revolutionary. I am Seth! Freakin’! Rollins! HAHAHA! And I am excited because the time has finally come.” Riddle is getting mic’d up in his mom’s basement via satellite, and he’s about to give us his “big news.” So Rollins came out here for a front row seat so we can all celebrate together, when finally, for the first time in his life, Riddle does the smart thing and tells the entire world that he is retiring! HAHAHAAA! Don’t boo! This is cause for celebration. Riddle can do whatever he wants. He can go back to middle school and finish the seventh grade.
Riddle can start a farm! That industry is very lucrative these days. Riddle says he’s glad Rollins is out there so fans can see what a slimy piece of trash he is! But Riddle doe shave a medical update about his condition. Well here it is! The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Rollins knows this is very difficult for Riddle, so the fans need to be respectful. Riddle, please continue. Riddle says it is a bit hard to say this… But he’s MEDICALLY CLEARED! So the next time Riddle sees Rollins, it is on! Oh, okay, it’s on, huh? Next time they see each other. Like at Madison Square Garden? Or SummerSlam?
Because it seems to Rollins that any time they’re in the same place at the same time, the outcome is the same: Rollins stomping Riddle into the mat! And does Riddle know why that is? Because Rollins is always one, two, three steps ahead! Rollins wishes Riddle was here right now because Rollins would love nothing more than to stomp those last few brain cells out of Riddle’s stupid, stompable head! Well glad you feel that way, Rollins. Because Riddle is NOT in his mom’s basement. He is here in DC and the arena! SO he’ll head to the ring to kick Rollins’ ass!! Riddle is rushing to gorilla, here he comes! And then down the ramp!
Riddle slides in but slides out to avoid the stomp! He drag Rollins out and fire off hands! Fans fire up, Rollins RAMS Riddle into barriers but runs away. Riddle pursues to fire off KICK after KICK after KICK! Then a BROSPLODER! Rollins bails out, Riddle goes to the apron but Rollins trips him up! Riddle crashes down hard, and Rollins drags him back up to TOSS over the desk! Rollins rains down fists, clears off the desk, and then he drags Riddle onto it! “How stupid are you!? How stupid are you?!” Rollins CLUBS Riddle, then climbs up onto the desk! CURB- NO, Riddle dodges! Rollins falls over, Riddle KNEES him into the crowd!
Riddle then pursues, and they run up the bleachers! The fans cheer Riddle on as he runs Rollins off! But will Rollins have no choice but to take The Stallion on soon enough?
Backstage interview with Riddle.
Kevin Patrick says Riddle returned for the first time since Rollins’ SumemrSlam attack. Riddle knows all that, KP, but tonight was just a taste. Riddle is issuing a challenge! Rollins: Clash at the Castle! Be there! Will the Bro get to burn it down with the Architect in Cardiff?
Veer Mahaan VS Beaux Keller!
The Lion of India is on the hunt again, and DC’s own is on the menu! Will everyone from sea to shining sea come to #FearVeer?
The bell rings and Veer circles with Beaux. Veer rushes in, Beaux dodges, and then dodges again! Fans rally up as Beaux shows he can move. Veer rushes in but Beaux dodges again and then bails out! Veer chases after but Beaux gets back in the ring. Beaux plays keep-away as Veer gets back in, then Beaux DROPKICSK Veer! Veer shakes it off but Beaux throws a haymaker! And then another, only to get caught and TOSSED out of the ring! Veer then goes out after Beaux to choke grip and TOSS him back into the ring! Veer gets in and runs at the corner to SPLASH! Beaux staggers, into a FLYING THESZ PRESS!
Veer growls and stomps around, for the MILLION DOLLAR LARIAT! Beaux flounders, but Veer HIP DROPS, into the CERVICAL CLUTCH!! Beaux taps, Veer wins!
Winner: Veer Mahaan, by pinfall
Another battle, another win as another mere mortal falls prey to Veer Mahaan! Will even champions begin to #FearVeer?
Backstage interview with Dakota Kai, Bayley & Iyo Sky.
What can we expect from Kai’s first singles match here on Raw? Uh, Sarah, if you’ve been paying attention, you don’t need to ask that. Then for clarification, can she elaborate? Ugh, Bayley can’t believe this. For all the idiots out there, and for “clarification’s sake,” just please tell them. How is this: spoiler alert, she’ll win! That good enough? Sky says in Japanese and Bayley translates into English, you can expect them all to do a lot more winning when these two become the NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! And that means first, they beat Alexa & Asuka next week, and again at Clash at the Castle.
Kai then spots something and walks over. “Hey! Relax. We’re not here to ambush you,” Dana, Kai just wants to make sure she’s ready. Oh, Dana’s ready. She is ready 24/7! And if these three are trying to intimidate her, she is NOT afraid of them. Kai says fear is a motivator. Maybe Dana should be afraid. Kai, Sky & Bayley head out, but will #CobraKai sink her teeth into the Flex Appeal?
WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS AJ Styles!
Though they’ve battled in a tag team match, back when MVP was on the All Mighty’s side and the Nigerian Giant was on the Phenomenal One’s team, this is the first-ever 1v1 battle between these two icons! Who wins this dream match to say they are truly phenomenal?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who carries the golden banner of this great country!
Lashley and Styles circle, feel things out, and Styles KICKS! And ROCKS and KICKS again! Styles has Lashley in a corner, he has the leg, but Lashley shoves him away! Lashley then runs Styles over! Lashley drags Styles up, bumps him off buckles, then throws back elbow after back elbow! The ref counts, Lashley lets off and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Styles is showing he’s tougher than that, but Lashley drags him back up. Styles fires off forearms, but Lashley kicks low! Lashley runs, but Styles hurdles and things speed up, Styles DROPKICKS Lashley down! Fans fire up while Styles catches his breath.
Styles drags Lashley around to drop an elbow on the leg! And another! Fans duel as Styles kicks the leg and paces around. Styles drags Lashley up, bumps him off buckles, but Lashley scoops and SLAMS Styles! Lashley drags Styles up now, throws him out of the ring, but Styles lands on his feet! Styles gets in as Lashley slides out, and Styles dropkicks Lashley away! Then slingshots, but has to bail out as Lashley moves! Lashley then fireman’s carries Styles to run, but Styles slips off! Lashley stops from hitting the post and he elbows Styles away. But Styles gets up on the apron to SLIDING KNEE! And then FLYING FOREARM!
Fans fire up as Lashley goes down! Both men are on the outside, catching their breath, and Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Styles has Lashley in the corner again. Styles whips him corner to corner but Lashley reverses. Styles slides into the POST! Styles writhes but Lashley leaves him outside the ring as the count climbs. But then Lashley goes out at 5 of 10 to RAM Styles into the barriers! And then TOSS him into more barriers! Styles almost falls into the timekeeper’s area, but Lashley drags him up to RAM him! Lashley gets in the ring at 7 of 10 to refresh the count. He then goes back to get Styles and put him in the ring. Styles crawls to a corner, Lashley stalks after him. Lashley drags Styles up, throws back elbows, then stomps Styles down.
Lashley throws more elbows as the ref counts, and Lashley rains down fists! The ref backs Lashley away to check Styles but Styles says he’s still good to go. Lashley drags Styles up but Styles hits a JAWBREAKER! And an ENZIGURI! Fans fire up as Styles stands back up, and he stomps Lashley down! Styles hobbles, clutching his bad back. But Styles stomps Lashley more, runs, and drops a knee! Fans rally up while Styles grits his teeth and stands up. Lashley hits back with big forearm shots! Styles KICKS the leg, Lashley shoves him, but Styles KICKS him back! Styles fires off more hands and CHOPS!
Styles runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up again as Lashley looms over Styles. Lashley drags Styles up, whips him to the corner again, and Styles SMACKS off the post from the top this time! Styles falls down, but here come Miz and Ciampa! Fans boo but Lashley drags Styles up. Lashley whips Styles corner to corner hard and Styles bounces off off buckles! Miz & Ciampa are ringside and Lashley glares at them. Fans taunt Miz over his “TINY BALLS! TINY BALLS!” but Ciampa covers Miz’s ears to tune that out. Lashley drags Styles up, reels him in and suplexes, but Styles blocks! And blocks again!
Lashley CLUBS away on Styles’ back, suplexes again, but Styles knees free! But Lashley kicks low to try again! He hangs Styles out to dry, then CLOBBERS him! Styles holds on, Lashley runs again, and he BLASTS Styles off the apron! Styles hits the ground hard, but Ciampa distracts Lashley! Miz sneaks up on Styles, drags him up, but DEXTER LUMIS jumps the railing!! Security jumps on Lumis and they spill over into commentary! Miz is shocked to see this and backs away while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns again and Styles has Lashley down now! It’s of note that Miz & Ciampa are gone from ringside. That’s because after Lashley gave Miz a Spear, the ref REJECTED Miz and Ciampa! Styles KICKS the leg and Lashley flounders. Styles drags Lashley up, kicks but Lashley blocks to ELBOW him! And a BIG lift for the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Lashley waits on Styles to stand up, Lashley runs in but is sent right out! Styles KICKS Lashley off the apron, then SLINGHOT FOREARMS! Direct hit and they’re down at the ramp again! Styles puts Lashley in the ring, blocks a punch to fire off the Phenomenal Blitz! LARIAT to SLIDING FOREARM!
Fans fire up behind Styles as he grimaces and gets back up. Lashley goes to the other corner, Styles runs in to SPLASH! And then fireman’s carry! But Lashley slips off and shoves Styles into the corner! Lashley CLUBS Styles, TOSSES him to the apron, but Styles shoulders back in! Styles KICKS the leg out, slingshots again, FALLING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Lashley keeps surviving these shots but Styles gets him up, Lashley RAMS Styles into a corner! And again and again! But then Styles BOOTS Lashley away! Styles runs, tilt-o-whirl, but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives and Lashley is surprised!
Lashley stalks Styles to a corner and hauls him back up. Lashley then hauls Styles up to the top rope! Fans rally and duel again and Lashley ROCKS Styles with a right. Lashley climbs up, brings Styles up in a clinch, but Styles slips out underneath! CHOP BLOCK, then a torture rack! TOWER HACKER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Styles’ back may have been a factor, but he stands up again. Fans rally, Styles brings Lashley up and reels him in, but no Clash yet! Lashley back drops Styles away! Lashley wants Styles to stand, but Styles doesn’t, so Lashley hauls him up to the Canadian Rack! CLIFFHANGER! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives again!!
Lashley gator rolls Styles to the apron and then fireman’s carries him. Lashley runs in to POST Styles! Styles helicopters to the floor! But Lashley isn’t done, he drags Styles up and into the ring. Lashley aims from a corner, runs in, but Styles KICKS the Spear away! Then rolls Lashley into the CALF CRUSHER!! Lashley endures but Styles pulls way back on the leg!! Lashley slips an arm inside the grip and breaks it, to get a HURT LOCK on the floor! Styles rolls it back to a cover, TWO!! Lashley lets Styles go in time, but Styles KICKS the leg! Lashley is in the corner, Styles runs in, “This is Awesome!” as Lashley puts Styles on the apron!
Styles ROCKS Lashley, prepares his armband, leaps but no Phenomenal Forearm! Lashley rebounds and SPEARS!! Cover, Lashley wins!!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)
That was a phenomenal battle with a MIGHTY ending! The title stays with Bobby Lashley, who will be next to step to the Rocky Mountain Machine?
Dakota Kai w/ Iyo Sky & Bayley VS Dana Brooke!
The Role Model has promised she, Kai & Sky will take control of Raw, and that is starting with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament. Will #CobraKai show that the 24/7 Championship is beneath them?
The bell rings and Kai ties up with Dana. They are in a deadlock, but Dana waistlocks. Kai breaks free and PELES Dana right down! Kai waits on Dana to get up, and Kai BOOTS her against ropes! Dana flops down, Kai covers, TWO! Kai stays cool and she pushes Dana around. Bayley says to take control, and Kai whips Dana into the corner hard! BOOT WASH! Bayley wants commentary to talk about that! Kai covers, TWO! Kai snarls but Bayley says she’s so proud. Kai sits Dana up to fire off Kawada Kicks! Dana shoves her away but Kai kicks Dana around more. Dana throws more hands but Kai throws more kicks!
Kai whips Dana to a corner, runs in but Dana BOOTS back! Dana then elbows Kai, ducks ‘n’ dodges and fires off forearms! Dana hits a short arm LARIAT, then another! Fans fire up with Dana and she brings Kai up to whip her to a corner. Kai hits hard, Dana handsprings in and back elbows! Dana keeps moving, but the bulldog is sent into buckles! Kai runs in Around the World, BOOT!! Cover, Kai wins!
Winner: Dakota Kai, by pinfall
Bayley & Sky celebrate with Kai, they’re taking over one win at a time! Will they be truly in control once they get those tag titles?
(Austin) Theory VS Dolph Ziggler!
The Youngest Mr. MITB Ever may have missed his opportunity at SummerSlam, but there’s always Clash at the Castle! Will Theory show the Showoff that Theory is the future? Or will Ziggler show Theory that he still has much to learn in the present?
Raw returns and Ziggler makes his entrance. The bell rings and Ziggler TACKES Theory! They scrap, Ziggler gets around and has the SLEEPER! Theory flails but he’s already turning red! Theory pries free, rains down fists, but Ziggler slips around to body scissor! He makes it a cover, ONE, and Theory throws more hands! Ziggler pushes Theory away but Theory DECKS Ziggler with that left! Theory snarls and scowls and he looms over Ziggler. Ziggler gets to the corner, the ref backs Theory off, but Theory storms up on Ziggler to POST him! Theory seethes and he brings Ziggler out. Theory POSTS Ziggler again!
Theory drags Ziggler back in to say, “All day! You hear me? All day!” And he POSTS Ziggler again! Theory is snarling even more as he drags Ziggler to a cover, TWO!! Ziggler is still in this but Theory puts him on the ropes. Theory CHOKES Ziggler, lets off at 4, and then soaks up the heat. “This is my time!” Theory says Ziggler isn’t gonna last, but then Ziggler ROCKS and SATELLITE DDTs Theory down! Fans fire up as Ziggler and Theory are both on the mat. Ziggler gets to his feet while Theory goes to a corner. Ziggler drags Theory up to POST him in return! Theory flops to the apron then the floor and fans fire up again.
Ziggler shakes out his bad arm, goes out after Theory and smacks him off the apron! The ref counts, Ziggler puts Theory in, and he drags Theory back up to fire off haymakers. Ziggler throws body shots in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and he hoists Theory up top. Ziggler climbs up after Theory now, and goes to the very top! But Theory holds the superplex off and throws body shots! Theory ROCKS Ziggler and he drops down! Fans boo but Theory tells them to shut up. Ziggler comes right back to SUPER FACEBUSTER! But Ziggler clutches his leg! Ziggler crawls to a cover, TWO!! Theory survives thanks to the delay, and Raw goes to break!
Raw returns again and Theory grinds Ziggler down in a chinlock. Fans rally up as Ziggler fights to his feet. Ziggler throws elbows into Theory’s ribs and then ROCKS Theory with a haymaker! And another! Both men stagger but Ziggler runs in, drop toehold into buckles! Theory storms around on the apron, takes aim and slingshots to somersault, and SHOTGUN! Cover, TWO! Theory is furious so he drags Ziggler up to POST again! Ziggler hangs out of the corner, but Theory drags him in. “I can do this all day! You’re nothing!” Fans rally for Ziggler but Theory keeps talking trash. Theory gets Ziggler up, suplexes, but Ziggler slips off!
Ziggler goes to a corner and UPPERCUTS back! Theory rushes in again, but into a BOOT! Theory tries one more time, but only gets buckles! Ziggler runs and LARIATS Theory down! And LARIATS again! And then jumps into the corner to rain down fists! Fans count and Ziggler goes way past 10! Ziggler turns Theory to a NECKBREAKER! And then a BIG elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Ziggler is beside himself but the fans rally behind him. Ziggler slaps some sense into himself, aims from a corner, and Theory slowly rises. SUPER- NO, Theory blocks the kick, shoves Ziggler away, but Ziggler ELBOWS him! Ziggler goes up but Theory CLUBS him down!
Theory torture racks Ziggler for a TOWERHACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Ziggler is showing Theory just why he’s a Grand Slam Champion! Theory snarls, he goes to the apron again and fans jeer and boo. Theory fires up, slingshots again, but into a FAMOUSER! Cover, TWO!! Theory survives and DC can’t believe it! Ziggler facelocks Theory and drags him up. Ziggler ROCKS Theory, eggs him on, so Theory ROCKS him back! Ziggler ROCKS Theory, Theory ROCKS Ziggler, repeat! Fans fire up as the shots go back and forth, faster and faster! Theory kicks the leg, CLUBS away on Ziggler, fires off hands, but Ziggler kicks back! And a HEADBUTT!
ZIG- NO, no Zigzag, BIG LARIAT!! Theory calls his shot, he hauls Ziggler back up, fireman’s carries him, but Ziggler fights free! Sunset flip, TWO! Theory sits on it, TWO!! Fireman’s carry but Ziggler slips off to a ZIGZAG!! Cover, TWO!?!? Theory survives Ziggler’s best shot, is Theory backing up all his trash talk? Fans rally up as Ziggler and Theory stir. Ziggler sits up first and stands back up. Fans fire up as Ziggler is in the corner, and Ziggler tunes up the band! Theory rises, Ziggler rushes in, but no superkick! Roll up, FEET ONT HE ROPES!! The ref sees it just in time! Ziggler rolls Theory now, TWO!!
Ziggler kicks the legs, runs and FAM- NO! Fireman’s carry! A TOWN DOWN!!! Cover, Theory wins!!
Winner: (Austin) Theory, by pinfall
Fans boo but Theory just takes a victory selfie! Will the Youngest Mr. MITB continue to upset everyone as he continues to pull out victories?
Another great Raw, though I am curious as to what we got as the main event. Ziggler VS Theory was a great match, but I did not expect that to be what closes the show with how red hot a lot of other stories have been going. I did like that during the brawl between Theory and Ziggler that Lumis’ arm was in that doorway. It doesn’t outright indicate Lumis and Theory will reunite under The Way, but it doesn’t eliminate that possibility. And it seems Lumis is obsessed with AJ Styles. Lashley VS Styles was a great match, even with Miz & Ciampa showing up, but Lumis shows up at the end of another AJ Styles match, so Styles VS Lumis might be the feud after Clash at the Castle.
Miz & Ciampa also had a very good match against Alexander & Ali, and with Ciampa saying he will seize his next title opportunity, I wonder if Miz & Ciampa will help fill out the tag division for a moment since Usos cleared out quite a few other teams. And of course the Usos showed up to go after McIntyre. McIntyre and Kevin Owens had an awesome promo segment, and awesome match, but then the Usos had to “ruin” it. But McIntyre stands tall tonight, so who knows how heated it’ll get this Friday on SmackDown.
And while Kevin is returning to his old self, he also seems to have the added gimmick of claiming no one else knows who they are. I hope he gets to cut a promo on the entire Elias/Ezekiel family. I busted up at that picture they had of the whole family. I hope we get a Nutty Professor: Meet the Klumps kind of promo. Then, like Omos did before, Veer returned to do another squash match just so we don’t forget he exists. At this point, why not have those two guys interact. Omos VS Veer would be really tricky, though, because one of those monsters has to lose. A team of them would also be hard because how would the Usos survive them? At the very least, HHH should probably move one of them over to SmackDown so there’s more space for both of them.
Dakota also squashed Dana to kinda make a point that “The Control” (still not canonically named on TV) are higher up on the card. And we haven’t gotten any 24/7 Championship shenanigans lately, I wonder what HHH has planned for that title. We got a great opening match from the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament, Asuka & Alexa of course winning to then take on Kai & Sky next round. That is going to be a great match, just on Asuka and Sky finally facing off in the WWE. I would think Kai & Sky win to then win the tag titles before Clash at the Castle, but who knows. If so, I wonder if there’s a possibility of Winners Take All in that Six Woman Tag…
We got a good promo from The Judgement Day, and a pretty good brawl with Rey Mysterio, but of course Rey loses when it’s 3v1. I wonder if the Raw in Toronto will help push things towards Edge & Rey VS Judgement Day in time for Clash. And it seems Rollins VS Riddle is happening at Clash after not happening at SummerSlam. Rollins and Riddle had a great promo and a great brawl, they should have an almost show-stealing match.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/15/22)
Minneapolis gets Elevated!
It’s a Superbad return!
Penelope Ford returns to action in AEW as Dark: Elevation serves the leftovers from Dynamite’s Quake by the Lake!
- Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Travis Titan & Arik Cannon; Nese & Woods win.
- 8 Man Tag: The Dark Order VS T.U.G Cooper, Drew System, Rylie Jackson & Adam Grace; The Dark Order wins.
- Serena Deeb VS Sierra; Deeb wins.
- Konosuke Takeshita VS Cezar Bononi; Konosuke wins.
- Julia Hart VS Free-Range Kara; Julia wins.
- Private Party VS JAH-C & JDX; Private Party wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Heather Reckless; Ford wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Justin Fowler & JT Energy; The Acclaimed win.
- Six Woman Tag: Hikaru Shida & ThunderStorm VS Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Shida & ThunderStorm win.
Great to see Penelope Ford is back in action. I wonder if Kip Sabian will make his in-ring return soon. Unless he wants to keep stalking Pac a little longer as the box man… Private Party is going to get a win as the warm-up for their AEW World Tag Team Championship match this Wednesday, and pretty much the entirety of The Dark Order is in action in that 8 Man Tag. Konosuke VS Bononi is going to be really good. Bononi is certainly the biggest opponent physically speaking for Konosuke to take on, so we’ll get to see how Konosuke handles that situation.
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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (8/15/22)
A PHENOMENAL first-time-ever!
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Minneapolis gets Elevated!
Mitchell’s NJPW G1 Climax 32 Results & Report! (8/14/22)
Go Ace, or Go To Sleep?
Mitchell’s NJPW G1 Climax 32 Results & Report! (8/13/22)
Breathe with the Switchblade!
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Rampage by the Lake!
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Retro Greg DeMarco Show: Ranking The Championships In Pro Wrestling
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