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Mitchell’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors 29 Results & Report! (5/19/22)

B Block, round two!




Does Desperado continue towards redemption?

NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors 29 continues as B Block enters round two! El Desperado and Douki lead the way, but will they both stay undefeated?


  • YOH & Hiroyoshi Tenzan VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku; Yoh & Tenzan win.
  • 8 Man Tag: Ryusuke Taguchi, Alex Zayne, Clark Connors & Jado VS Bullet Club; Taguchi, Zayne, Connors & Jado win.
  • Tiger Mask & Ace Austin VS Shingo Takagi & Hiromu Takahashi; Takagi & Hiromu win.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Wheeler Yuta VS DOUKI; Yuta wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Titan VS EL LINDAMAN; Lindaman wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Robbie Eagles VS BUSHI; Bushi wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Master Wato VS El Phantasmo; ELP wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: El Desperado VS TJP; Desperado wins.


Here are the current standings for B Block!

El Desperado: 1-0, 2 points
Douki: 1-0, 2 points
El Phantasmo: 1-0, 2 points
Robbie Eagles: 1-0, 2 points
TJP: 1-0, 2 points
Titan: 0-1, 0 points
Master Wato: 0-1, 0 points
Wheeler Yuta: 0-1, 0 points
El Lindaman: 0-1, 0 points
Bushi: 0-1, 0 points


Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Wheeler Yuta VS DOUKI!

The Decoder couldn’t solve Robbie Eagles, but Japones Del Mal shocked everyone winning against the G-Rex Champion! Will Douki get another win over another champion? Or will Yuta show the power of the ROH Pure Championship?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Yuta headlocks, and he grinds Douki into the takeover. Douki keeps his shoulder up, rolls Yuta to a cover, ONE! Yuta keeps the headlock, Douki fights up, throws body shots, and then powers out. Yuta runs Douki over and fans applaud. Things speed up, Douki hurdles but Yuta waistlocks. Douki elbows free, Yuta goes to the corner, and Douki runs in. Yuta goes up and over, Douki bounces off buckles, and Yuta scoop SLAMS him, for a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Yuta keeps cool, stomps Douki down, then CLUBS him on the neck. Douki rakes Yuta’s eyes! The ref reprimands, but Douki runs, into Yuta’s dropkick!

Douki bails out and fans rally as Yuta builds speed. Yuta DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Douki gets in while Yuta tumbles out, and Douki builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and down goes Yuta! Fans fire up and Douki drags Yuta up. Douki POSTS Yuta, then brings him back up to DDT to the floor! Yuta clutches his neck and shoulder while Douki gets in the ring. Yuta gets back in, fans applaud, but Douki CLUBS him on the neck. Douki cravats for the neck wrench, but Yuta fights. Douki snapmares, sits Yuta up and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Douki wraps Yuta up in a seated cobra twist!

Yuta endures and fights the hold, and he BITES Douki’s hand! The ref reprimands him but Douki CLUBS Yuta. Douki SLAPS Yuta, but Yuta eggs him on. Douki slaps, Yuta throws forearms! Douki rakes eyes again! The ref reprimands, Douki whips but Yuta reverses. Douki kicks Yuta, but Yuta LARIATS! Fans applaud, and Yuta goes to a corner. Douki runs in, Yuta dodges to atomic drop and ENZIGURI! Douki is in the corner, Yuta hits an A-LIST LARIAT! Yuta climbs up, FLYING ELBOW! Fans fire up while Douki bails out. Yuta fires up, builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and payback from earlier!

Yuta drags Douki up, POSTS Douki, also in return for earlier, and then Yuta puts Douki in. Yuta aims, slingshots up and springboards for a FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Yuta stalks Douki to waistlock. Douki fights the lift, throws elbows, but Yuta reels him in. Douki mule kicks but Yuta ducks the enziguri to ROLLING ELBOW! Yuta runs, into a CODE BREAKER! ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Yuta reaches back, ROPEBREAK! Douki lets go and he goes to the apron. Fans rally as Douki aims and Yuta rises. Douki slingshots, but Yuta moves asid eot waistlock! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!

Yuta holds on and chicken wings to CATTLE MUTILATION! Yuta learned that from Bryan Danielson! Douki endures, flails and moves around, but Yuta cranks the arms back more! Douki still reaches out with a foot for the ROPEBREAK! Yuta lets go and fans applaud Douki’s resilience. Fans rally up, Yuta snarls and brings Douki up. Yuta wrenches but Douki blocks the lift! Yuta kicks low, tries again, but Douki arm-drags free! Then HELL STABS! Douki swings but Yuta spins him to the OLYMPIC- SUNSET FLIP! TWO, but Douki drags Yuta into the ITALIAN STRETCH!! Yuta endures and fans rally up, but Yuta’s already turning red!

Douki drags Yuta down to the mat but Yuta reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Douki lets off and goes to the apron. Douki waits on Yuta to rise, slingshot, DAYBREAK! Cover, TWO!! Yuta survives and Douki is shocked! Fans fire up and Douki fires up, too! Douki reels Yuta into a wheelbarrow, SUPLEX DE LA- NO! Victory roll from Yuta! TWO!! Douki ENZIGURIS! Yuta wobbles, Douki runs, but Yuta dodges to springboard, FLYING ARM-DRAG, into DRAGON’S- NO, Douki rolls through! Douki wraps on a cobra clutch, but uses it to ripcord and arm-drag! Douki drags Yuta into a ghost pin, but Yuta slips through to give HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!

Fans fire up as Yuta rains down the elbows, then he gets the DRAGON’S LAIR! Yuta wins!!

Winner: Wheeler Yuta, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Douki earns 0)

Douki’s hot streak ends already, and Yuta redeems himself! Can Douki get back on track in round three? Will the Decoder crack the code to taking the block?


Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Titan VS EL LINDAMAN!

The CMLL World Welterweight Champion collides with the G-Rex Champion, both men fighting up from the bottom! Will the Immortal Titan rebound from losing to the Rogue Luchador? Or will this be a GLEAT second round for Lindaman?

The bell rings and fans fire up with Lindaman as he and Titan circle. They shake hands to show respect, then they feel out the grapple. They tie up, Titan facelocks but Lindaman wrenches out to a wristlock. Lindman YANKS the arm, steps on Titan’s arm, but Titan powers up. Titan spins through, wrenches around and spins Lindaman to wrench and wristlock. Titan kicks low then wrangles Lindaman to the mat. Titan floats to get the other arm but Lindaman fights the Fujiwara armbar. Titan gets up to wrench again, then drop sayanagi. Lindaman rolls through but Titan sweeps the legs to cover, ONE!

Lindaman sweeps Titan’s legs to cover, ONE! Titan handsprings but Lindaman rolls to strike a fighting stance, and fans applaud the standoff. The two reset and get face to face. Lindaman shoves Titan, then CHOPS! Titan shakes his head, so Lindaman CHOPS again! Titan eggs Lindaman on so Lindaman CHOPS again! Titan powers up the arm and fans rally, and Titan SOBATS! Lindaman protests but Titan wrenches and CHOPS him against ropes. Titan whips, things speed up and Titan hurdles to dropkick! Lindaman bails out but Titan builds speed, but Lindaman avoids the Sasuke Special! Lindaman then runs in to BOOT Titan down!

Lindaman stands on Titan’s head and scrapes him through the mask! Lindman CLUBS Titan, brings him up but Titan throws forearms. Lindman hits back, they go around the way, and Lindaman blocks a kick to give a kick! Lindaman puts Titan in the ring and fans rally up as he brings Titan up. Lindaman whips Titan to ropes and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO! Lindaman is frustrated but fans fire up. Lindaman stomps Titan, brings him up, and puts him in a corner. Lindaman whips corner to corner, then runs in to back elbow!

Fans fire up with Lindaman as he runs corner to corner again. Titan BOOTS, then goes up to missile dropkick! Titan hurries to get Lindaman’s legs, TOP LOCK FIGURE FOUR! Lindaman endures, even as Titan stomps him! Lindaman rolls his way over, but Titan rolls him away from ropes! Titan puts as much pressure as he can on the hold, but Lindaman rolls the other way to get the ROPEBREAK! Fans applaud and Titan lets go. Lindaman gets himself to the apron but Titan goes out after him. Titan stomps Lindaman, brings him up, and CHOPS him! Lindaman CHOPS back! Titan CHOPS again but Lindaman CHOPS back!

Titan CHOPS, Lindaman CHOPS, it’s a CHOP fight on the edge! Fans rally and Lindaman gest the edge, but Titan SUPERKICKS him down! Titan then goes to the corner and fans fire up as he climbs. Titan aims, APRON DOUBLE- NO, Lindaman gets away and Titan crashes on the edge! Titan clutches his leg and fans rally as Lindaman builds speed. Lindaman FLIES! Direct hit with the tope conjilo, and Lindaman even tumbles to the front row! It’s a very different experience with no railing! Lindaman checks if the fans are okay and they say yes, they’re just worried about him! Lindaman and Titan clutch their legs while the ref checks them.

Lindaman and Titan are okay to continue, and Titan manages to crawl away. Fans rally up and Lindaman gets up. Lindaman goes after Titan and brings him up to put in the ring. Fans applaud as this continues and Lindaman hobbles after Titan. Lindaman brings Titan up, whips but Titan blocks. Lindaman counters with a drop sayanagi to DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally more and Lindaman waits on Titan. Titan hobbles up and Lindaman KICKS him! Titan growls so Lindaman kicks him again. Fans rally up, Titan fires himself up but so does Lindaman! Lindaman kicks, but Titan blocks! DRAGON SCREW! TOP LOCK FIGURE FOUR!!

Lindaman endures again, but Titan has him caught! Lindaman flails, reaches out, crawls, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up while Titan lets off the hold. Lindaman gets to a corner, Titan hobbles after him and brings him up. Titan puts Lindaman up top. Titan CHOPS and CHOPS, then powers up. Fans rally and Titan swings, but Lindaman blocks to counter punch! Lindaman throws Titan down by his mask! But Titan kips right up to PELE Lindaman down! Lindaman slumps over, Titan fireman’s carries to RAM him into the corner, then hit a WIDOWMAKER! Cover, TWO!! Lindaman survives and fans fire up again!

Titan hobbles back up and fans rally. Lindaman stirs but Titan drags him up. Titan waistlocks but Lindaman fights the lift! Titan keeps trying but Lindaman elbows free. Lindaman ROCKS Titan, runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Titan hurries to suplex, GOURD BUSTER! Titan aims from the corner, fans fire up and Titan spins. Lindaman gets under to SAIDO!! Lindaman fires back up, runs, but Titan goes Matrix! Then CALF KICKS, fireman’s carries, and LANDSLIDE! Cover, TWO!! Lindaman survives again but Titan goes to a corner! Fans fire up as Titan climbs, DOUBLE STOMPS to the back! But maybe double-edged with that bad leg!

Titan throws off his elbow pads as he goes to the apron, and he roars! Fans fire up with him and he springboards, but Lindaman moves! Titan lands hard on his legs, and Lindaman dropkicks them out! Lindaman gets Titan up, KUMAGOROSHI!! Cover, TWO?!!? Titan survives the Bear Killer, but Lindaman fires up again! Fans rally behind him, and he gets Titan up for a deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Lindaman wins!

Winner: El Lindaman, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Titan earns 0)

The G-Rex Champion defeats the CMLL World Welterweight Champion! Does Lindaman’s GLEAT journey to the top begin now? Will Titan be able to rise up in round three?


Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Robbie Eagles VS BUSHI!

The Sniper of the Sky shot down Yuta, and now he takes aim at the Black Mask! Will Eagles hit another target? Or will Bushi redeem himself from losing to the Headbanga?

Bushi attacks Eagles as soon as he hops down off the corner! Bushi bumps Eagles off buckles, the bell rings and Bushi stomps away! Fans rally and Bushi goes corner to corner, but Eagles puts him on the apron. Bushi ROCKS Eagles but Eagles dropkicks Bushi! Eagles then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit with the somersault tope, and a Young Lion helps Eagles stop before crashing into the fans! Eagles fires up and so does the crowd, and Eagles apologizes to those he almost fell onto. Eagles gets Bushi up, CHOPS him, and he brings Bushi around to CHOP again. Fans fire up with Eagles and he puts Bushi in the ring.

Eagles rallies the fans and he finally takes off his shirt. Eagles brings Bushi up, snapmares and sits him up to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Eagles kicks at Bushi, Bushi stands up and Eagles KICKS! And KICKS! But Bushi blocks to CLUB the leg! Bushi spins Eagles around to a DDT! Fans applaud and Bushi stomps Eagles down. Eagles goes to a corner, Bushi brings him up and DOUBLE CHOPS! Bushi snapmares Eagles, covers, TWO! Eagles gets away to ropes but Bushi brings him back up. Bushi turns Eagles for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bushi pushes Eagles around, and puts on the STF!

Eagles endures but Bushi pulls him back. Eagles reaches out, drags Bushi along, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Bushi grinds his wrists into Eagles’ face but still lets go at 4. Bushi takes his shirt off, and uses it to CHOKE Eagles! The ref reprimands, but Eagles back suplexes! Bushi lands on his feet, back suplexes Eagles, but Eagles lands on his feet! ROLLING CHOP BLOCK, then a BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Fans fire up while both men are down! Eagles gets up and fans rally. Eagles KICKS Bushi, KICKS him again, and again! Eagles runs, but Bushi blocks the kick and whips, but Eagles reverses to dropkick!

Fans fire up and Eagles runs again, to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Eagles encourages them to get louder. Eagles runs in to DOUBLE KNEE Bushi in the corner, then comes back to METEORA! Cover, TWO! Bushi is still in this but Eagles brings him up. Eagles cravats, SHIRANUI, but Bushi slips free and elbows Eagles. Bushi BOOTS Eagles from the ropes, but Eagles tiger feints the legs! Eagles then springboards and missile dropkicks the legs! Fans fire up, Eagles steps through, but Bushi cradles! TWO! Eagles runs in to dropkick the legs again! Bushi ends up in a corner, and fans rally up.

Eagles runs in, Bushi boots but Eagles blocks it to CHOP and SOBAT! Fans rally, Eagles runs corner to corner, but into the SWING KICK! Bushi goes up, leaps, missile dropkick! Fans fire up and Bushi sits up rather than Bushiroonis. Fans rally, Bushi drags Eagles up and reels him in, but Eagles blocks the destroyer! Bushi knees Eagles but Eagles back drops! Bushi sunset flips but Eagles rolls through to get the leg! RON MILLER SPECIAL!! Bushi endures and fans fire up! Bushi powers up, but Eagles cranks the leglock! Eagles puts on more pressure but Bushi crawls forward and reaches out! Only for Eagles to drag him back!!

Bushi grabs at the ref, then crawls for the ropes again! ROPEBREAK! Fans applaud and Eagles lets Bushi go in frustration. Eagles drags Bushi to center and steps through, but Bushi kicks him away and table tops! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Eagles knees Bushi low then KICKS him down! Eagles tells Bushi to stay down but Bushi gets up. Eagles runs, into Bushi’s dropkick! Eagles ends up slumped in the ropes and Bushi goes to the apron. Bushi brings Eagles out, APRON DRAPING DDT! Both men are down and fans fire back up! Bushi fires up and he gets in. Bushi brings Eagles up but Eagles slips out of the Fisherman Screw to roll Bushi up!

Bushi rolls through, Bushi kicks but Eagles blocks and fires off shots. Eagles hooks Bushi up, TURBO- BACKSTABBER!! Bushi counters but clutches his bad leg! Fans rally, Bushi gets up and hobbles over to bring Eagles up. Eagles kicks the bad leg! Bushi kicks back, Eagles blocks, Eagles ducks the enziguri and heel kick! Then he steps through, but Bushi wants the cradle! Eagles holds that off to KICK the leg, then jackknife rolls, but into a DESTROYER!! Fans fire up while Eagles is in a daze! Bushi drags himself to ropes and fans rally up again. Bushi goes up the ropes, takes aim, M X!! Cover, Bushi wins!!

Winner: Bushi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Eagles earns 0)

What a shocker! The Black Mask puts a black mark in Eagles’ round robin record! Will Bushi be able to turn the tables and reach the top? Will Eagles be able to fly again in the next round?


Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Master Wato VS El Phantasmo!

The Way of the Grandmaster wants to prove he is still a contender, but he’s coming off a loss to Public Enemy Number One. Will the Headbanga add on to Wato’s woes? Or will ELP beat a IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion just like his tag partner, Taiji Ishimori?

ELP and the ref end up bumping heads during the check. The bell rings and fans rally. ELP offers the ref a handshake to say it’s all good, but then ELP leaves the ref hanging! He blames the ref on bumping heads. Wato and ELP circle and fans rally up more as ELP encourages them. ELP and Wato approach, feel out the grapple, and ELP avoids a testing kick. ELP gives one back, and another, then they tie up. ELP waistlocks and SLAMS, floats to a facelock but Wato slips out to facelock back. ELP slips out, clamps onto the arm, but Wato rolls. ELP wrenches, hammerlocks, but Wato drop toeholds!

Wato wants to tie up the legs but ELP crawls to the ropebreak. Fans applaud as Wato lets off quickly. ELP gets up, shakes the stars out, and then he lends an ear to the fans. The fans rally up and ELP ties up with Wato. ELP headlocks, hits a takeover, but Wato keeps his shoulder up. Wato headscissors and squeezes tight. ELP can’t kip free so he hops around and headstands, to then pop out. Fans applaud the exchange and the two reset. Wato and ELP circle, tie up, and Wato headlocks. Wato hits the takeover, ELP headscissors, and ELP does push-ups! Wato moves around, hops around and kips free!

Fans applaud the exchange again but ELP shows off by rolling back and handspringing forward. They tie up again, ELP headlocks but Wato powers out. ELP runs Wato over, flexes, kisses the biceps, then fakes Wato out to step on him. ELP struts and fans rally. ELP rolls back, handsprings, rolls back, handstands, and somersaults! Fans applaud the athleticism but Wato rushes in to waistlock and headlock! ELP powers out but Wato runs him over! Wato strikes his pose, then things speed up. ELP hurdles, Wato leaps, and Wato sidesteps but ELP rolls off his back! Wato runs to RANA, but ELP handsprings through!

Fans fire up and ELP says this is too easy! But Wato kicks low, whips ELP but ELP reverses. Wato goes up and over in the corner, keeps moving, then ducks and dodges to RANA! ELP flops out of the ring this time, and Wato builds speed, but ELP runs away! Wato mocks ELP’s rocker fingers but ELP says that’s not even how it’s done. ELP eggs Wato on, Wato rushes out after him but ELP slides in. ELP eggs Wato on again, Wato slides in and ELP catches him! ELP spins Wato around and CLAWS his back! Then BOOTS him, then drags Wato out for a stalling suplex, to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down!

ELP drags himself up while Wato stirs. Fans rally, ELP gets in the ring, and the ring count begins. Wato is still down at 10 of 20, and he drags himself up at 12. Wato gets in at 14, ELP is surprised, and ELP brings Wato up to ROCK him with a forearm. ELP whips corner to corner hard, and Wato slumps down in the corner. Fans rally up and ELP brings Wato up. ELP turns Wato around to put him in the Tree of Woe, then he digs his boot in. The ref counts, ELP lets off at 4, then he stomps a mudhole! The ref reprimands, ELP stops at 4 again, and then backs off. ELP gets fans to clap, “E! L P!” and he runs in, to jump and stand on Wato’s groin!

The ref reprimands and ELP hops down at 4. ELP gets Wato out of the Tree, stands on Wato’s head, and fans rally. ELP talks trash to Tenzan on commentary but Wato throws body shots. ELP CLUBS Wato, snapmares him, then wraps on a chinlock. Wato endures as ELP leans on the hold, he fights up and throws body shots, then runs. ELP catches him for a SLEEPER HOLD! ELP brings Wato down fast! Fans rally up and Wato endures again, but he’s fading! Wato gets a second wind, fights back up, throws body shots again, and is free! Wato ROCKS ELP, runs, but into another sleeper! But he hits a BIG back suplex out of it!

Fans fire up while both men are down again. Wato drags himself up, runs and rallies with forearms and a BOOT! Wato whips, ELP holds ropes and the dropkick flops! ELP goes to ropes, LIONSAULT onto knees! ELP staggers up, Wato clotheslines him out of the ring! Fans rally and Wato builds speed to FLY! Direct hit and down goes ELP! Fans fire up again and the ring count starts. Wato gets up at 4 of 20, he brings ELP up and puts him in at 7. Wato aims, springboards, but he sees ELP run away. Wato gets back in to build speed and TORNILLO! Direct hit and ELP is down again while fans fire up with Wato!

Wato puts ELP in, goes up the corner and waits on ELP, missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! ELP is still in this but Wato roars! Wato brings ELP up in a waistlock but ELP throws elbows and stomps the foot. ELP CHOPS, runs, but Wato ducks to waistlock, HIGH ANGLE GERMAN! Cover, TWO!! ELP survives and fans fire up again! Wato drags ELP up, wrenches, reels ELP in, but ELP blocks! ELP wrenches out to fireman’s carry, but Wato slips off. ELP spins Wato around, cobra clutch and torture rack, but Wato slips off! Wato knees low, wrenches and hooks ELP up, MOUSE TRAP DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!

But Wato has the arms, and he drags ELP to an ARMBAR! ELP reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Fans rally as Wato lets off and drags ELP to a drop zone. Wato climbs up the corner, but ELP trips him up! ELP GAMANGIRIS Wato, then goes up after him! SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up and ELP slaps sense into himself. Cobra clutch and torture rack, for the SPIN OUT NECKBREAKER!! Cover, TWO!! Fans are fired up again as Wato survives! ELP vows to finally end this, and he gets Wato up. ELP hooks the arms, C R- NO! Wato back drops free! ELP goes to sunset flip but Wato sits on the hold! TWO, and ELP rolls Wato, with tights! TWO!!

ELP hurries up but into the back elbow and uppercut! ELP ENZIGURIS Wato first! Fans fire up again while both men are down. ELP crawls for Wato and slaps him! Wato slaps back, so ELP slaps again! They sit up, and they start throwing forearms! ELP and Wato stand, and Wato throws another forearm. ELP rebounds to BOOT! Wato rebounds to BOOT! ELP and Wato get forehead to forehead, and the haymakers start flying! Fans fire up, the punches slow down to a stop, but then they start up again! ELP rakes the eyes! The ref reprimands, ELP throws a body blow, but runs into the CALF KICK!

Wato fires up and fans are with him as he runs in at the corner. ELP puts him on the apron but Wato GAMANGIRIS! Wato aims and springboards, FLYING- SUDDEN DEATH!! ELP hurries to tuck Wato in, C R II!! Cover, ELP wins!

Winner: El Phantasmo, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Wato earns 0)

ELP gets the 1-2-3 and now he is 2-0 with four points! The Headbanga has numbers on his side, but will he be number one in B Block? As for Six or Nine, can Taguchi and Wato turn this around in round three?


Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: El Desperado VS TJP w/ Francesco Akira!

Public Enemy Number One and the Rogue Luchador stand at the top of this block, but only one can walk away undefeated! Will TJP win for the glory of the United Empire? Or will Desperado get one step closer to getting the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship back?

The bell rings and fans rally up. TJP and Desperado circle, tie up, and Desperado puts TJP in a corner. TJP turns it around, lets off with a pat on the side, and fans applaud. Desperado also applauds, then circles with TJP again. They feel out the grapple, knuckle lock, and Desperado gets a headlock. TJP hooks a leg but Desperado scrambles to the ropes! The fans applaud again and TJP lets off. Desperado circles with TJP again, the fans rally up, and the two tie up. TJP goes after the arm, wrenches and wristlocks but Desperado rolls and wrenches back. TJP rolls, cartwheels, drops to TWISTING HEADSCISSOR Desperado down!

But Desperado headscissors back! TJP moves around to hop and headstand, and fans applaud the balance. TJP then turns Desperado over, ties up the legs, and has a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Desperado pops out to a cover, ONE! TJP sweeps legs to cover, ONE! TJP handsprings up and fans rally. The two reset and Desperado even applauds again. Desperado offers a handshake but TJP isn’t so sure. TJP accepts, but then Desperado stomps his foot! Desperado wrenches but TJP wrenches back and hammerlocks. Desperado steps through ropes to trap TJP’s arm, then Desperado rakes eyes! Red Shoes reprimands but fans applaud the savvy.

Desperado whips, TJP ducks and goes Spider-Man! He baits Desperado in to send him out, then he PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Desperado! Fans rally, TJP brings Desperado up to RAM him into the apron! TJP whips Desperado into the POST! Desperado falls hard and TJP walks over to bring Desperado up. Red Shoes wants this back in the ring so TJP puts Desperado in. TJP pushes Desperado down, scrapes his sole on Desperado’s face, then he JAMS a knee in. TJP wraps on a chinlock but Desperado fights up. Desperado throws body shots, runs, but into a drop toehold! TJP has the legs, ties them up, and fans rally for the SNAP LOCK!

TJP stands back up, SNAP LOCKS again, then bridges for the MUTA LOCK! Desperado endures, TJP gets the arm and floats around to trap it, and YANK the other arm! Desperado writhes and flounders out of the ring, and fans rally back up. Red Shoes checks on Desperado and he’s somehow okay to continue so the ring count starts. Desperado gets up and in at 10 of 20 but TJP is right on him! TJP scoop SLAMS Desperado, then goes to the apron to slingshot senton! Cover, TWO! TJP keeps cool as he has Desperado in a corner. TJP stomps away on Desperado, then rallies the fans up while he scuffs Desperado with his boot!

TJP runs side to side, BOOT WASH! Fans rally and TJP runs, but Desperado SPEARS him down! Desperado goes to a corner, aims at TJP as he stands, and runs in, to run TJP over! Desperado rallies with elbows, then lifts, but TJP fights the back suplex. Desperado keeps TJP from running, and hits the BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Desperado drags TJP up. Desperado whips TJP to a corner, run in, but blocks TJP’s boot to kick the other leg! Desperado traps one leg and grabs the other for a DRAGON SCREW! TJP flounders, fans rally, and Desperado gets the bad leg for a STRETCH MUFFLER! TJP scrambles and gets the ROPEBREAK!

Desperado lets off, but “Oops!” drops knees on the knee! TJP goes to the apron, Desperado drags him up the ropes, but TJP hooks the ropes to block the suplex. Fans rally, TJP tries to suplex but Desperado fights it. Desperado tries again but TJP blocks the suplex. TJP gets Desperado up, and hangs him out to dry! TJP then goes up a corner, for a SPLASH on the rope!! Both men tumble down but TJP gets Desperado up and in. TJP hurries back up the corner, to NBA JAM!! Cover, TWO!! Desperado survives and TJP pleads with Red Shoes, but the count was fair! Fans rally up and TJP brings Desperado up to fireman’s carry.

Desperado fights off, swings, but into a dragon sleeper! Desperado drops to victory roll, TWO! TJP SOBATS! Desperado wobbles, TJP runs, into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans rally up and Desperado drags TJP back up. Desperado underhooks the arms but TJP slips out to the IRON OCTOPUS! Desperado endures, fans rally, and TJP pulls on the arm, forcing Desperado to kneel! But Desperado powers free, drags TJP down, STRETCH MUFFLER!! TJP endures now, reaches out, but Desperado drags TJP back! TJP rolls Desperado to a cover, TWO!! TJP trips Desperado to an STF! Desperado tries to block the crossface but TJP just pulls the arm!

Desperado flips through to cradle, TWO!! TJP kicks, Desperado ducks, but TJP blocks Desperado’s kick to get around and back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Desperado gets to the ropes and drags himself up, and TJP heads his way. They go forehead to forehead and TJP throws a forearm! Desperado forearms back, so TJP forearms again. Desperado hits TJP again, and TJP gets up to his feet. TJP ROCKS Desperado, but Desperado comes back to ROCK TJP! TJP forearms again and again and fans rally as he runs, but Desperado elbows! TJP ends up in a corner. Desperado runs in but TJP goes up and over! TORNADO DDT!!

TJP hurries to the corner! He goes up, NBA FLOP as Desperado moves! Desperado runs in, rolls TJP up, and has the STRETCH MUFFLER!! Desperado thrashes the leg, TJP endures and reaches out, but Desperado gets the arm! NUMERO DOS!! TJP sits up!? But Desperado Alabama Lifts TJP! Desperado tucks him in, BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!? TJP survives and Desperado can’t believe it! Fans are thunderous as Desperado drags himself back up. Desperado roars and he goes back to TJP. Desperado underhooks the arms, PINCHE- NO! TJP RANAS, cover, TWO!!! Desperado escapes but TJP ROUNDHOUSES him!

LOCO MONO!! Desperado staggers around but he roars, comes back and brings TJP back up! PINCHE- NO! TJP NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO as Desperado bridges up! PINCHE LOCO!!! Cover, Desperado wins!

Winner: El Desperado, by pinfall (gains 2 points; TJP earns 0)

Only two undefeateds are left in the block! TJP falls to the Rogue Luchador, will he be able to recover in the next round? As for Desperado, he rests on his knees while he gets the mic. He takes a few breaths, but still dry heaves a bit as he works to stand up. “Damn, TJP is tough. Like Lindaman… Like Linda-chan, said, B Block may not have the flashiest guys, but everyone here is as tough as nails. I never expected just how hard we’d go. You guys are lucky to come on a B Block day.” Fans applaud in agreement. Desperado admits he thought B Block lacked “flash” too, “but damn, that was fun, right? This is incredible, right?” Fans applaud again because they agree!

Desperado says, “THIS is Super Juniors! The flashy ones, the tough ones, the strong ones, the cool ones, I’ll beat them all and win this thing!” Mic drop and Desperado heads out, but will he come through and be the flashiest, toughest, strongest, coolest and BEST of the Super Juniors?


Here are the new standings for B Block!

El Desperado: 2-0, 4 points
El Phantasmo: 2-0, 4 points
TJP: 1-1, 2 points
Bushi: 1-1, 2 points
Robbie Eagles: 1-1, 2 points
Wheeler Yuta: 1-1, 2 points
Douki: 1-1, 2 points
El Lindaman: 1-1, 2 points
Master Wato: 0-2, 0 points
Titan: 0-2, 0 points

My Thoughts:

Another great event and round, and it always seems like every year in such a round robin, one block ends up with a big chunk of 1-1 participants. B Block has that right now, but that makes it a lot of fun in the coming rounds. Yuta gets a win over Douki, which is a bit of a shame, I thought Douki was going to stay strong until he gets to face Desperado. Titan VS Lindman was great, Lindaman was again on fire, and it could’ve gone either way to me so that’s big for Lindaman to win here. Bushi beating Eagles was perhaps the surprise of the night, and that was a very good match. I still don’t see Bushi or Eagles winning the block but they can be solid challenges for Desperado.

ELP staying undefeated in just two rounds makes sense, he’s always been really solid. Plus, Bullet Club is making a resurgence, and now both ELP and Taiji have wins over the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. The Cutest Tag Team can and surely will challenge for those titles after the BOSJ resolves and Taiji defends the singles title. TJP VS Desperado was a great main event, but of course Desperado wins the match because again, he’s heading back after the title.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 6.30.2022

The Go Home to Against All Odds with the main event of Battle of the Futures Redux! TNA vibes and hype in the Asylum!



Against All Odds is tomorrow, and the one thing IMPACT has excelled with are the quick turnaround angles. Plus we also HOPEFULLY get a real finish to the Battle of the Futures 2022 edition. Frankie Kazarian and Chris Sabin have a main event that could definitely be something special.


  • Fatal 4 Way: Steve Maclin vs Trey Miguel vs Laredo Kid vs Chris Bey: Trey wins via Meteora – ***
  • Rosemary vs Gisele Shaw: Gisele wins via Knee Strike – ** ¼
  • Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace: Jordynne wins via Muscle Buster – **
  • IMPACT Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) w/James Storm vs Vincent & PCO w/ Honor No More: Karl retains via Roll Up – ** ½
  • Ace Austin w/Chris Bey vs Alex Zayne: Ace wins via The Fold – ** ¾
  • Battle of the Futures Redux: Frankie Kazarian vs Chris Sabin w/Alex Shelley: Sabin wins via Cradle Shock – *****



Fatal 4 Way: Steve Maclin vs Trey Miguel vs Laredo Kid vs Chris Bey

Early on the smaller men gang up on Maclin, which of course is the smart thing to do. Trey and Bey trade a few shots, Laredo tries to interject himself but Maclin comes back in and starts taking over. Wipes out most of the guys then they start trickling in for pinfall saves and each guy chopping at the bigger man. Trey does however go for a John Woo, misses and Tree of Woes himself to set up for Maclin’s Caught in the Crosshairs corner spear.

Action continues to be pretty fluid, Trey takes out Maclin, Bey looks for an Asai Moonsault, but turns it into the 5 Hole Dive that MCMG do when Laredo Kid dives through Bey’s legs. Then Bey hits the Asai Moonsault and Bey brings Laredo into the ring and tries to find a winning angle. Pop Up Cutter from Bey, but Trey saves it. A little back and forth, Trey goes to the top, misses the Meteora, but lands on his feet and manages a Running Meteora for the pinfall victory.

Trey beat Speedball before Slammiversary, so Speedball has some payback in his mind.

Rosemary vs Gisele Shaw

Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood are at the commentary desk for this match since Gisele did offer to fill in for an injured Madison for the Knockouts Tag rematch.

Rosemary controls Gisele early and then bends her backwards and bites her forehead. Gisele almost starts taking back over, but then Rosemary gets out of a headlock the Crazzy Steve way. Rosemary takes some control early until Gisele powders and tries to find a way back into the match. Commercial break brings us to Gisele taking Rosemary’s head off with a Lariat.

Now Gisele is in control, throws Rosemary into a corner and starts pandering for a photo op and posturing to The Influence. Gisele strings together a lot of corner attacks, whips her into the corner again and lays her out with a Flying European Uppercut. Gisele tries to hit the knee in the back of the head, but Rosemary moves and starts her comeback. Big Suplex from the corner and Rosemary keeps her down for 2. Rosemary is in control until Gisele hits and Oscutter out of nowhere for 2. Reverse DDT from Rosemary for another near fall and then The Influence is on the move. They ambush Taya, Rosemary tries to go for her Spear anyway and Shaw kills Rosemary with a great Knee Strike. Rosemary is out, Gisele wins.

A small beat down, and then The Influence pause in the ring for a little, before posing with Gisele and seemingly giving their mark of approval on her being in The Influence now.

Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace

Savannah bulldozes Jordynne into the corner, but the power game is pretty even here. Savannah has some height, but Jordynne is quicker. Jordynne manages to turn the tables on Savannah, up and over in the corner and whips her into the ropes while setting up behind her causing Evans to trip and fall. Savannah powders, Jordynne tries to break up the discussion, but after a quick flurry, Savannah hits an Apron Chokeslam and takes over.

After some back and forth, Jordynne takes back over and then Muscle Buster on Savannah Evans and its over!

IMPACT Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) w/James Storm vs Vincent & PCO w/ Honor No More

Karl and Vincent start things off, and corner to corner we see the Machine Gun in control, but a thumb to the eyes and quick strike give Vincent the chance to tag in PCO. French Canadian Frankenstein starts beating on Karl, throws him into the ropes, Vincent kicks him and it just pisses off Karl. But Karl getting distracted gives PCO the ambush chance and Karl is just getting rocked. Vincent tagged back in, quick strikes including a corner Facewash with the elbow, sliding Flatliner and PCO is back in.

PCO goes Splash into dropping DDT before hitting the middle rope Guillotine Leg Drop. LG has gotten no action while Karl is getting killed. Deanimator set up looks to take out Karl even further, and it hits! Vincent tags in, and finally Anderson Spinebuster gets LG a hot tag. Big Boot takes out PCO on the apron, Superkick and flying Big Man flattens Vincent, tag to Karl, Magic Killer set up…but PCO with the save. Satellite Russian Leg Sweep from Vincent, RedRUM misses and Karl scoops the Small Package for the win.

Immediately Honor No More attacks. Chris Harris slides in and Honor No More choose to jaw and tease him instead of attacking immediately. HEATH’s music hits before they can attack Harris, and he comes loaded with pipes. Harris and Heath lay out Honor No More with pipes, Wake Up Call from Heath, Pump Kick, Gun Stun and then only Taven is left. Last Call Superkick sends Taven to sleep.

Ace Austin w/Chris Bey vs Alex Zayne

Zayne tries to start immediately, but Ace takes a page from the Jay White book and powders right away. Ace stays a step ahead until a nice Flipping Bodyscissors out of the corner keeps Ace rolling and eating some kicks. Ace tries a top corner move and Zayne flips into a Headscissors for the advantage before commercial. Coming back Ace is in control after driving Zayne into the post.

Ace and Zayne trade, we see Zayne finally get the best of the situations. Cinnamon Twist or Crunchwrap Supreme are hinted at, but Ace rolls away. Zayne tries to get Ace in position for his Taco Driver, but Ace has all the answers. Big kicks and strikes, Ace goes for the Outside/In Avalanche Headscissors, but Zayne mostly flips the through it, but eats a Triangle Kick for his attempted counter. The Fold – gets countered with a Sauce Trigger! Ace powders, Moonsauce to take out Bey and Ace, but Bey grabs his foot before he can get back in, Ace keeps the referee distracted…THE FOLD as soon as Zayne is back in the ring and Bullet Club wins!

Battle of the Futures Redux: Frankie Kazarian vs Chris Sabin w/ Alex Shelley

If this is as good as I anticipate…I may forget how to type. So fair warning if I get sucked in, this could be a short review.

We saw both men had a plan, Sabin went after Kaz’s legs early and often, where Kaz focused on the neck. There were great callbacks, classic moments, even the feint with the Flux Capacitor which is how Kaz won the original Battle of the Futures.

This was Brian Hebner’s final match, and hot damn was it a classic. Everything about this was great.

Overall Score: 9/10

Starting out hot with the X Division match, 2 solid Knockouts matches and a main event that could’ve easily been on any PPV over the last 20 years. This set the stage well for tomorrow’s Against All Odds and could’ve been one of the best Go Home episodes from any company in recent memory. Also it was really awesome getting the Raven vignette to hype the Clockwork Orange House of Fun.

My review of Against All Odds will be a little late since I had prior engagements because Fridays aren’t usually PPVs, but I’ll get to it on Saturday. Watch it live yourself, catch the run down Saturday, either way IMPACT is killin it with that TNA vibe. Maybe its time we go back to a certain 3 letters…a 6 sided ring, or hell, just announce Lethal Lockdown. Bring that back from the dead dammit!

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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (6/30/22)




Artful Dodger or dastardly coward? You decide!

Last time he was on NXT UK, Trent Seven gave us crocodile tears and betrayed Tyler Bate! What will Seven say this week about what he’s done?


  • Blair Davenport VS Angel Hayze; Davenport wins.
  • Emilia McKenzie VS Fallon Henley; Henley wins.
  • Wolfgang VS Sha Samuels w/ Noam Dar; Wolfgang wins.


Blair Davenport VS Angel Hayze!

NXT UK beware, it’s the return of the heir! The gothic gladiator is back after that freak accident during her NXT UK Women’s Championship match with Meiko Satomura. Will Blair prove that nothing will stop her from taking the throne this time? Or will Angel leave her in a haze in her first match back?

The bell rings and the two circle. Blair and Angel tie up, go around, and Blair puts Angel on the ropes. The ref counts but Blair lets off fast. Blair and Angel reset, tie up, and Blair shoves Angel down! Fans rally up as Angel and Blair reset again. They tie up, Angel gets around to waistlock, Blair arm-drags free and Angel flounders to a corner. Blair runs in but Angel goes up and over, TWO! Angel boots Blair’s punch away, sobats then runs, to SHOTGUN Blair down! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally, Angel drags Blair up and reels her in, but Blair fights the suplex. Blair powers up, wrenches out and WRINGS the arm!

Fans rally as Blair snarls and stalks Angel. Blair runs in at the corner, Angel goes up and over again, but runs into a CHOP BLOCK! Blair DROPKICKS Angel in the back! Blair pushes Angel over to CLUB her on the back. Blair pushes Angel around, kicks her, and Angel gets to a corner. Blair is after her already and throws a heavy body shot! Angel hits back but Blair CLUBS her down again. Blair hauls Angel up, whips her to ropes and runs her over! Cover, TWO! Blair clamps onto Angels with a chinlock and she grinds Angel down. Fans rally as Angel endures, but Blair thrashes her around. Blair cranks the hold but Angel fights up to her feet.

Angel throws body shots, Blair CLUBS her again! Blair hauls Angel up to whip her to a corner. Blair runs in and GAMANGIRIS! Blair shoves Angel onto ropes, then runs side to side, SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO! Angel survives and Blair is annoyed but the fans rally up. Blair shoves Angel to a corner, but Angel hits back. Blair CLUBS Angel, stands her up and whips her corner to corner. Blair runs in but Angel dodges and Blair hits buckles! Angel returns with a forearm smash! And then a back elbow! Angel keeps moving, she evades the lariat to fire off forearms and a ROLLING ELBOW! Angel runs again, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally as Blair goes to a corner. Angel runs corner to corner but into a BOOT! Blair hops up and leaps to missile dropkick! Blair drags Angel up, reels her in, but Angel wrenches out to reel Blair in! GUILLOTINE! Angel has Blair in the body scissors, too! Blair endures, stays up, CLUBS Angel and powers out with a BIG suplex! Fans fire up, Blair hauls Angel up for the FALCON ARROW! Cover, Blair wins!

Winner: Blair Davenport, by pinfall

And the heir gets right back on track! Blair gets the mic to say she is back! And she is here to crush all of your hopes. Is that key word a message to a certain someone? Or is it a message to everyone who would dare defy the heir?


NXT UK Media caught up with Sid Scala.

The Assistant General Manager returns to his office, and Kenny Williams is there waiting! Kenny says it’s about time Sid showed up! Kenny’s been working all night, as we can see by the conspiracy web taking over Sid’s office, and Kenny claims he has finally figured it out! Tiger Turan has to be none other than… Sid says Kenny needs to stop, this isn’t why Sid asked to meet with him. This is about next week, a match between Kenny and Tiger Turan! And just as Sid says that, Tiger steps in. Kenny says this is just who he was looking for. But here’s what will happen. Kenny will win, knock Turan out and take off his mask to reveal it’s Amir Jordan!

So right now, Tiger Turan can clean up this mess while Kenny prepares. Is the Scum of the Earth on to something? Is Tiger Turan obsessed with Kenny because it’s Amir Jordan, the man Kenny banished from NXT UK over a year ago? Or is he going to lose this match along with his mind?


Noam Dar & Sha Samuels enter the NXT UK Performance Center.

The Scottish Supernova isn’t sure why they’re here, but the East End Bookie/Butcher promises it is for good reason: they’re going to make some big money. Dar then sees the ring and the training session Mark Coffey is helping with. Dar & Sha taunt them and Mark walks over to ask, “What’s wrong? Run out of ways to cheat?” Dar says he never needs to cheat, and certainly not to beat Mark. Dar didn’t need to cheat to beat “Dog Man” Wolfgang, or to beat big brother Joe and run him out of town. Mark points out Dar only won because of his bookie at ringside. Mark guarantees that if Sha isn’t around, Mark wins the cup.

Sha says no way, Dar is the best ever! Mark says they can bet on it. Sha takes that bet! 100 to 1, Dar still beats Mark! Sha puts money on it quite literally, and says the market is open! Everyone else swarms Sha, wanting to put money on this, too! Dar looks worried with just how many want to join in. Are they betting all on Mark? Dar is a bit upset by that, but will he prove Sha right and take everyone, including Coffey, to the cleaners?


Emilia McKenzie VS Fallon Henley!

#SuplexMillie is still Meiko Satomura’s protégé, but she might be feeling the pressure as of late. The Final Boss demands the best out of her disciple, but will those expectations be met? Or will the Cowgirl rope herself a big win just like Briggs & Jensen did?

The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around, end up in a deadlock, but Millie shots around to waistlock. Fallon pries at the hold, standing switches, and SLAMS Millie down. Millie slips out to hammerlock and fans rally for Millie as she cranks the hold. Fallon fights to sit up, rolls out and has the wristlock. Millie slips through, wristlocks back, but Fallon pries at the hold. Fallon slips through, hammerlocks Millie now, but Millie works on the hold. Fallon rolls Millie up, TWO! Fans applaud the opening exchange as the two stare down. Fallon and Millie reset, tie up with knuckle locks, and they have a test of strength!

Millie wrenches the wrists, kicks an arm, rolls and trips Fallon to have a standing toehold! Fallon endures, uses her free leg to kick free, but Millie cartwheels through. Fans applaud again, and even Fallon offers a handshake. Millie accepts and fans cheer the sportsmanship, and the two tie up again. Millie powers Fallon back but Fallon turns it around to arm-drag Millie away. Fallon shoots in but Millie sits on the cover, ONE! Fallon sunset flips, ONE! Millie tries a jackknife but Fallon rolls through it, TWO! Millie has the sunset, TWO!! Fans fire up for that exchange and the two reset again.

They tie up, Millie headlocks, but Fallon powers up. Millie holds tight, Fallon pries the hold open and turns it around onto Millie! Millie endures, powers out but Fallon runs her over! Fallon does a two step then runs, but Millie keeps up with the drop, sidestep, but Fallon counters hip toss with a hip toss! Fallon arm-drags Millie away and Millie takes a moment to catch her breath. Fallon is on her but Millie EuroUppers! Millie kicks low, CLUBS Fallon on the back, and has her on the ropes. Millie CLUBS Fallon again, has her in a corner now and kicks her low. Fallon throws shots back but Millie CLUBS Fallon, into the TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally and Millie clamps on a chinlock. Millie shifts to have almost a bully choke but Fallon endures. Fans rally again as Fallon fights up. Fallon throws elbows, body shots, but Millie EuroUppers! Fallon catches on to hooks and a backslide, TWO! Fallon rolls Millie again, TWO! Millie CLOBBERS Fallon! Cover, TWO! Millie is on Fallon again, going after the arms. Fallon fights but Millie still gets a COBRA CLUTCH! Fallon endures, resists, and fans rally as Millie still tries to lock this on! Fallon fights, Millie might just have it! Fallon is fading as Millie bends her backwards!! But Fallon gets a second wind and pries free to arm-drag Millie away!

Millie comes back to ROCK Fallon, Fallon ROCKS Millie! They throw hands, and Fallon DECKS Millie! Fallon fires up to back elbow Millie in a corner! And then a RUNNING FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Millie survives! Fallon drags Millie up, fireman’s carries, but Millie slips off and shoves to then LARIAT! And again! Millie shoots around to get Fallon up for a BIG bag suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Millie snarls as she hauls Fallon up. Fallon fights the German Suplex, pops free to switch, but Millie elbows Fallon. Millie whips Fallon to a corner but Fallon goes up and over. Fallon’s leg tweaks! Millie shows no mercy, CHOP BLOCK!!

Millie stomps away on Fallon’s leg and fans fire up! Millie drags Fallon up, reels her in, SHIN BREAKER! And then another SHIN BREAKER! Fallon hobbles, Millie gets her again, but Fallon sunset flips! FALLON WINS!

Winner: Fallon Henley, by pinfall

Millie showed her killer instinct, but maybe she let it get the better of her! Will this be the exact opposite of what Meiko wanted for Millie?


NXT UK Media catches up with Oliver Carter.

They ask him if he’s been keeping in contact with Ashton Smith while he’s out with injury. Of course! Oliver has Ashton on speed dial. They are brothers, that’s never gonna change. But then Teoman and his Die Familie “brothers,” Rohan Raja and Charlie Dempsey slither in and say hi to “Oli.” They sit with him and they feel like this is deja vu. Oliver’s alone, no Ashton Smith, no titles. Oliver needs a family to watch out for him. It is a dangerous place out there. Join them! It’s in his best interest. They’ll let him think about it, and take their leave. Is there anything to think about? Or will the Hottest Superstar Under the Sun actually consider their invitation?


NXT UK Media catches up with Sarray.

The Warrior of the Sun is about to get in a set of squats as they ask her how she feels after her NXT UK debut. Sarray says it was very good. She got a win over Nina Samuels, and she- “Aww~, look!” Xia and Eliza return to mock Sarray for simply training in the UK PC after her first win. It’s so cute. But has Eliza heard the good news? Sarray’s sticking around for a bit. Oh, is she? But then Meiko and Millie step up to back the bullies down. Eliza tells Sarray that she better just play by their rules, or they’ll be more than happy to teach Sarray a few things.

Meiko tells Eliza that she talks too much. If Eliza & Xia want a match with Meiko and Sarray, then Eliza & Xia will be the ones being taught a lesson. Millie seems a bit surprised Meiko didn’t choose her, while Xia & Eliza storm off, Xia complaining about who is teaching who lessons. But with that, Sarray finishes putting up the weights for Meiko to take a turn. Will Final Boss & Warrior of the Sun prove to the bullies the power of Joshi Strong Style?


Wolfgang VS Sha Samuels w/ Noam Dar!

The Last King of Scotland heard the East End Butcher talking some smack like he wouldn’t hear it. But since he did, it’s time for Sha to put his money where his mouth is! Will Wolfgang get a big win and cash in? Or will Sha find another way to weasel out another victory?

The bell rings and the two circle. Sha gets some last minute pointers from Dar. They say they can frustrate Wolfgang and get the edge. But then Dar needs to give Sha another pointer. The ref insists they get this started already, and Wolfgang rushes in. Sha dodges, then dodges again. Sha goes back to Dar for that last pointer but Wolfgang throws Sha out of the corner! Wolfgang fires off haymakers, then an arm-drag! Wolfgang keeps on the arm with a wristlock, then stands Sha up to RAM shoulders. And again! And then a straight arm lever and SLAM! Fans fire up and Wolfgang drags Sha up again to RAM shoulders again.

Wolfgang wrenches, and hits a straight arm suplex! Cover, ONE! Dar is upset but Wolfgang keeps on Sha’s arm. Sha ROCKS Wolfgang with his free arm, then bumps Wolfgang off buckles. Sha bumps Wolfgang off more buckles, then throws heavy back elbows. Sha runs in to SPLASH Wolfgang. Wolfgang shoves Sha away, runs in, but Sha sends Wolfgang into buckles! Fans boo but Dar wants to throw up the X. Sha grabs the bad arm for an ARMBAR DDT! Sha CLUBS the bad arm, uppercuts it, then hip drops on it! Wolfgang clutches that arm, tries to get it working, but Sha drops an elbow on it!

Sha clamps onto the arm, Wolfgang fights the cobra clutch and throws body shots. But Sha wrenches and WRINGS the bad arm! Dar offers a drink but Sha says no, he has to keep working. Sha throws down elbows into the bad arm, then stands on Wolfgang to say, “ON THE MONEY~!” Sha KICKS the bad leg, then shouts out “EAST~!” Sha stomps Wolfgang but fans chant, “You’re a Mug! You’re a Mug!” Dar says yeah, Wolfgang’s the mug! But that’s not who they mean. Sha RAMS Wolfgang into the buckles, stomps away on the bad arm, then runs in to stomp it again! The ref backs Sha off, and Dar SMACKS Wolfgang around with the papers!

Wolfgang gets mad and he CHOPS Sha! And CHOPS again! And counter punches! Wolfgang suplexes Sha, but Sha fights to get to the apron. Sha HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Wolfgang staggers away and Sha gets in to run and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang is still in this, and Dar offers another drink. Sha says no, and he drops elbow after elbow on Wolfgang! Sha then goes up a corner, and leaps for a FLYING ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang is still in this and fans rally up. Sha stalks Wolfgang, CLUBS him at the ropes, then pulls on the bad arm. Wolfgang ROCKS Sha and gives him a kitchen sink knee! BASEMENT SENTON!

Dar is worried as Wolfgang suplexes Sha for the CAB- NO, no toss! Sha slips off, CLUBS Wolfgang and has a top wristlock on the bad arm! Fans rally as Wolfgang endures, fights up, but Sha wants the arm! Wolfgang arm-drags free! Wolfgang goes to the corner, Sha runs in but Wolfgang sends him into buckles! Wolfgang bumps Sha off buckles, fires off haymakers, then keeps Sha cornered to CHOP! Wolfgang whips corner to corner, then runs in, into an uppercut! Wolfgang snarls, shoves Sha back in, and SPLASHES in the corner! Sha flops and Wolfgang is on the apron, working on the bad arm.

Wolfgang climbs but Dar distracts! The ref reprimands but Wolfgang leaps, into a SPINEBUSTER from Sha! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally for Wolfgang while Sha is furious! Sha hauls Wolfgang up, reels him in and whips, but Wolfgang slips off the scoop to POINT-BLANK SPEAR!! But the bad arm holds Wolfgang back from making the cover, and Sha crawls away to his corner. Dar fans Sha, but fans rally for Wolfgang. Wolfgang grabs at Sha on the apron, hauls him up the corner, but Sha throws body shots. Sha HOTSHOTS the bad arm again! Wolfgang is stuck up top and Sha ROCKS him with haymakers! Sha DECKS Wolfgang!

Sha climbs up again, for the FROG SPLASH onto knees! Wolfgang saves himself but both men are down and writhing. Fans rally up again and Wolfgang grits his teeth as he gets back up. Wolfgang rallies on Sha with the one good arm! Wolfgang whips Sha to then back drop him! Fans fire up, Sha gets to a corner and Wolfgang runs in to fire off forearms! Wolfgang howls and runs, to SPLASH again! Dar is up on the apron but Wolfgang BOOTS him down! Fans cheer and Wolfgang SLINGSHOTS to SPEAR!! Cover, Wolfgang wins!!

Winner: Wolfgang, by pinfall

Fans cheer as the Last King of Scotland stands tall! This Gallus Boy is on top, but will Mark Coffey be on top in two weeks after he gets one more shot at Dar and the Heritage Cup?


Trent Seven heads to the ring.

And what a strange thing, for all the fans to boo this Founding Father of NXT UK. He gets a mic and “thanks” us all for that reception. Seven heard the chant of “Why, Trent, Why?” Good question! He will use visual aids to explain just exactly why. The tron shows Trent giving Tyler Bate that truly underhanded low blow uppercut. Trent gets teary eyed as he says it is just beautiful. “It’s the best low blow ever. That’s what it is.” Just look at his positioning! A work of art, really. And more importantly, it represents a turning point. “That right there is the most important moment in British Sports.” Fans chant, “No it’s not! No it’s not!”

But he says yes it is, and we all know it is, “because it’s the moment that Trent Seven saved the industry.” Fans boo but Seven asks they listen. It is the truth “because this place was dead! This studio was a ghost town! And now look at you all! Now look at you all back! The largest crowd in NXT UK BT Sports history is here because Trent Seven is on top!” Fans boo more but Seven says, “It’s a fact. This is where I like to be. Right here. Right at the top, right in the middle, the CENTER of attention!” Fans chant, “We Want Tyler!” and Seven is annoyed. “Tyler Bate is done. Now I am the center of attention, and we were the center of attention as British Strong Style! And as Moustache Mountain.”

Seven goes on about how they were touring the world, selling out every arena, and promotors were begging them to even be on the shows. “Please~! We need you~!” Yes, they did. And that is why fans need to understand it isn’t Seven who changed, it’s Tyler who changed. Seven never lost the killer instinct, he never stopped doing what was needed to win, but it was Tyler who lost his nerve. That will to win is gone, because “it’s all that rubbish, sitting in a field, hugging a tree.” But Bate isn’t coming back, and we know he won’t because he won’t fight Seven! Fans chant, “Yes, He Will!” Seven says no, he won’t, because Bate lost his fighting spirit.

“Tyler Bate is the Little Weak Boy. And I am NXT UK! I am this brand! I am NXT! I am British Strong Style! Come here! Come here! I am Moustache Mountain!!” Fans boo as Seven sets down the mic, and Seven says everyone knows he’s telling the truth. Is he telling the truth about the future of NXT UK? Or will Tyler Bate prove Trent Seven is a liar and make a heroic return?

Wait, a fan gets really heated about Seven saying Tyler is weak and afraid. So much so, friends and security are trying to get him to calm down. But the fan jumps the barrier instead! Security rushes in to stop this man from getting closer and Seven says, “We’ve got a live one!” And then he LOW BLOW KICKS the fan!! Referees rush out and say Seven is out of line! Seven says the fan is the one who got up in Seven’s face. Is there nothing Seven won’t do just to make himself feel like the bigger man?

My Thoughts:

A very good episode of NXT UK with some good set-up for the summer episodes. Blair Davenport gets a good return match win, with Angel Hayze still looking very good in the loss. And Blair emphasizing “hope” at the end of her promo has to be her setting up something with Amale before moving on to the title again. Kenny and Sid had a good interaction to set up Kenny VS Tiger Turan. But sadly for me and my theories, if Kenny also thinks Amir Jordan is Tiger Turan, then that must mean it isn’t because they wouldn’t do that. They can’t let Kenny be right about this, right? It’d be pretty wild for Kenny to win and be right about who Tiger Turan is under the mask.

Millie VS Fallon was a very good match, but I feel like they could’ve played up more of Millie struggling to be aggressive before it backfired on her. But Millie losing does help build her story of disappointing Meiko and herself. Millie also had a very good bit of character work showing her surprise and bit of hurt feelings when Meiko chose Sarray to be her tag partner against Xia & Eliza. But that’s still going to be an awesome match with Sarray and Meiko side by side. Meiko & Sarray will surely win and that will surely set up Meiko VS Sarray for an awesome NXT UK Women’s Championship.

We got a decent interaction from Oliver Carter and Die Familie. I would think Carter rejects Die Familie’s invitation, and he could easily team up with other superstars who don’t like Die Familie, like Mastiff & Starz or even A-Kid. And we got a pretty good promo with Sha, Dar and Mark Coffey about how we’re getting that 100 to 1 betting odds Heritage Cup match. If Mark is getting one more shot in what Dar claims should be his “retirement” match, does that mean Mark wins? Someone from Gallus should get something more, and Dar losing will be his own reason for “not retiring.” Plus, if Mark wins, and Joe Coffey comes back, I’d love seeing Mark VS Joe for the cup.

Wolfgang VS Sha was a great main event match, and I figured Wolfgang would win to get Gallus back up. I don’t know what’s next for Wolfgang, but he’s always been a solid character and in-ring worker. And then, we closed with a very good promo from Seven, with him playing off the crowd’s chants and booing very well. That final bit with “the fan” was quite a surprise but it sure adds to Seven’s Heel heat. But obviously, Bate is coming back and he is going to have one hell of a match with Seven. Can’t be sure who wins that, but it’d make a lot of sense if Seven cheated to win, and then somehow, Seven uses that to go after Ilja Dragunov and the UK Championship.

My Score: 8.5/10

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