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

B Block, round 3!

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NJPW BOSJ 29

Desperado or Phantasmo, who will be El Numero Uno in B Block?

Two men stand atop B Block at 2-0 as NJPW’s BOSJ 29 enters round three. Will El Desperado, El Phantasmo or BOTH fall to 2-1?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

Here are the current 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

 

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

The Sniper of the Skies and Japones Del Mal both fell last round after strong starts. Only one can get back up, but who will it be?

The bell rings and fans rally up as Eagles encourages them to cheer. Douki and Eagles circle, tie up, and Douki puts Eagles on ropes. Eagles turns it around, they go back to center, are in a deadlock, but then they break. The two stare down and fans applaud the opening exchange. The two reset, tie up, but Eagles trips Douki and runs. Things speed up as Douki hurdles, but then Eagles changes it up to get Douki’s handstand for a headlock takeover! Eagles then floats to get the leg but Douki kick shim away. Eagles handsprings and comes back but Douki sweeps him. Cover, ONE and Eagles sweeps to cover, ONE!

Douki sweeps, rolls Eagles, but Eagles uses that to headscissors! Douki handsprings through and wags his finger. Eagles wheelbarrows, but Douki lifts him up! Eagles fights out of Suplex de la Luna, but Douki fights off Turbo Backpack! Douki spins around to hook Eagles up, but Eagles fights the Gory Especial to arm-drag! Douki arm-drags back, both men handspring up, and fans applaud the stare down. Fans rally and Douki knees Eagles low! Douki whips, Eagles holds the ropes. Douki keeps trying, but Eagles still holds on. Douki CHOPS Eagles, whips, but Eagles reverses to go up and around to arm-drag!

Eagles ducks and dodges as he keeps moving, and RANAS Douki! Fans fire up as Eagles WHEEL KICKS, then kips up! Douki bails out, fans rally and Eagles builds speed, but Douki moves so Eagles just backflips back. Eagles then runs at the ropes, but Douki slides in as Eagles tumbles out. Douki slides but Eagles gets in. Eagles PLANCHAS, but Douki gets in! Douki DIVES for a TORNADO DDT to the floor! Fans fire up and Douki nods while Eagles writhes. Douki gets in the ring and fans rally as the ring count starts. Eagles gets up, he’s in at 10 of 20, but Douki is on him. Douki cravats for a neck wrench, then snapmares.

Douki runs to basement dropkick Eagles in the back! Cover, TWO! Douki clamps onto Eagles with a chinlock, a knee digging into Eagles’ back. Eagles endures, so Douki shifts to a seated cobra twist! Eagles still endures, fans rally up, and Eagles fights up to throw elbows. Douki pulls Eagles’ nose! The ref reprimands, Douki lets off, and Douki turns Eagles for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Douki kicks Eagles and taunts him. Eagles CHOPS but Douki eggs him on. Eagles CHOPS again, then KICKS! Douki rakes Eagles’ eyes! Douki scoops and swings Eagles, but Eagles fights out of the slam! Eagles gets around, ROLLING CHOP BLOCK!

Eagles runs but Douki ducks the blindside lariat! Douki drags Eagles up, but Eagles dropkicks Douki’s leg out! Eagles uses Douki’s knee as a step for the BASEMENT CUTTER! Both men are down and fans rally up! Eagles gets up first, and he KICKS Douki! And KICKS, and KICKS! Eagles runs, LEG LARIAT! Fans fire up and Eagles goes to a corner. Douki is in the other, Eagles runs in and DOUBLE KNEES! Eagles rolls back, but Douki BOOTS him! Eagles tiger feints the legs out, then METEORAS! Cover, TWO! Fans applaud but Eagles brings Douki up to cravat, SHIRANUI! Cover, TWO! Eagles clamps onto Douki’s arm and then ties up the legs to STOMP the deathlock!

Douki writhes and fans rally up. Eagles goes to a corner and the fans fire up more as he climbs. Eagles aims, 450 SPLASH into ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Douki pulls Eagles in but Eagles fights for ropes. Douki rolls Eagles away, ITALIAN STRETCH! Eagles starts to fade, the ref checks on him, but Eagles reaches out with a leg! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Douki lets go and Eagles sputters. Douki goes to the apron, aims and slingshots, DAYBREAK! Cover, TWO! Eagles survives and fans fire up, but Douki drags Eagles to a drop zone. Douki goes up top and leaps, but Eagles avoids the double stomps! Douki clutches his leg and writhes now.

Eagles hurries to the corner and fans fire up! Eagles springboards to missile dropkick the legs! Fans fire up with Eagles and he gets Douki’s leg. Eagles steps through, Douki kicks him away, then ducks the Penalty Kick! Douki rolls Eagles but he rolls through to roll Douki to a fireman’s carry! Eagles pops Douki around for TURBO BACKPACK! Cover, TWO!! Douki survives and Eagles is shocked! Eagles focuses, goes to a corner and takes aim, but Douki ducks the superkick! Douki tries to sunset flip, but Eagles stays up. Eagles reaches down, but Douki tucks him for a prawn hold! TWO!! Eagles ROUNDHOUSES, SUPERKICKS, but Douki ducks the Pele!

Douki HELL STABS! But Eagles PELES after all! Eagles fires up but Douki LARIATS him down! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Douki gets up first. Douki roars, he brings Eagles around to torture rack, but Eagles slips off to wheelbarrow and tuck, to then get the RON MILLER SPECIAL!! Douki endures, scrambles around but Eagles puts pressure on the hold! Fans rally and Douki crawls, but Eagles drags him away! Douki taps, Eagles wins!!

Winner: Robbie Eagles, by submission (gains 2 points; Douki earns 0)

Eagles soars again! Will he be able to reach the top of the block? Can Douki still make his rise to the top?

 

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

The G-Rex Champion got back up last round, but the Fil-Am Flash fell down. Will fortunes change for Public Enemy Number 1? Or will the BOSJ still be GLEAT for Lindaman?

The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. TJP and Lindaman tie up, TJP gets around to a waistlock, but Lindaman wrenches out to a wristlock. Lindaman cranks the hold and fans rally, but TJP rolls, spins, cartwheels, and drags Lindaman into the TWISTING HEADSCISSOR! TJP has Lindaman down but Lindaman fights up to stack, TWO as TJP bridges up! Another TWISTING HEADSCISSOR, and TJP has Lindaman back down. Lindaman fights back up, stacks again, TWO, but Lindaman shoves TJP away to then CLUB him on the back. Lindaman brings TJP up, suplexes, but TJP slips out to waistlock.

Lindaman switches, TJP elbows out and runs. Things speed up as Lindaman drops down, hurdles over, but then TJP fakes out his dropkick! Fans applaud as TJP CLUBS Lindaman to a corner. TJP whips corner to corner, Lindaman reverses and runs in, but he blocks TJP’s boots. Lindaman puts TJP in the ropes for a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Fans applaud and rally as Lindaman gest up. Lindaman drags TJP up, puts him in a corner and CLUBS him again. Lindaman whips corner to corner, TJP goes up and over and things speed up again, but TJP uses that to trap one arm and YANK the other!

Lindaman clutches the arm and fans applaud while TJP gets up. TJP stands on Lindaman’s bad arm, stomps it, then drags Lindaman around to KNEE the shoulder. TJP drags Lindaman up, wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER, then brings Lindaman to a snapmare. TJP scuffs Lindaman’s face and the ref reprimands, but TJP goes after the arm again. TJP grinds the shoulder, twists the wrist and digs knees into the arm. Lindaman kicks around but TJP stays between him and ropes. TJP eggs Lindaman on, then gets the legs to tie them up! He turns Lindaman over into the Indian Deathlock, and fans rally as TJP SNAP LOCKS!

TJP stands up again, for another SNAP LOCK! And then bridges back for the MUTA LOCK! Lindaman endures, fans rally and Lindaman fights, only for TJP to get his arm! TJP bends the fingers and wrist but Lindaman still fights forward! Lindaman reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref helps TJP unlock the legs, and TJP brings Lindaman up. TJP hammerlocks, scoops and SLAMS Lindaman, then goes to the apron to slingshot senton! Cover, TWO! TJP drags Lindaman up, puts him in a corner and stomps him down. Fans rally as TJP scrapes Lindaman with his boot again and again! Then TJP runs side to side, BOOT WASH!

Fans applaud as TJP slides all the way through the ropes! That was a deep wash, but TJP’s back up on the apron. He springboards, into Lindaman’s EXPLODER! TJP bails out and fans fire up! Lindaman builds speed, to FLY! Direct hit with the tope conjilo, but Lindaman does hold his leg. That may have been a bit double-edged after all the damage TJP did to it. But Lindaman gets up and fires up, and fans rally behind him! Lindaman puts TJP in, fires up more and the fans fire up with him! Lindaman whips, TJP reverses but Lindaman hits a sayanagi! And a DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally more and Lindaman gets back up.

Lindaman brings TJP up, wrenches, but TJP fights out of Kumagoroshi to get a Cobra Twist! COBRA CRADLE, TWO! Lindaman swings but TJP boots the lariat! Dragon sleeper, but Lindaman victory rolls then waistlocks! The bad arm messes up the lift and TJP switches, but Lindaman elbows free! Lindaman runs but TJP goes to the corner to springboard, FLYING DDT!! Then dragon sleeper, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up while both men are down! TJP gets up and drags Lindaman to a drop zone, then he climbs the corner. SWANTON, but TJP has to roll through as Lindaman moves! Lindaman DROPKICKS TJP in the corner!

Fans fire up as Lindaman gets up. Lindaman runs back in but TJP goes up and over! TORNADO- NO! Lindaman blocks to suplex for a RUNNING SUPLEX! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Lindaman waistlocks TJP and deadlifts, but TJP fights off the lift! Lindaman chicken wings the arms, TJP fights that, SNAP GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO!! TJP gets the legs for the PINOY STRETCH!! Lindaman endures, fans rally, and Lindaman drags himself and TJP towards ropes! TJP lets off to drag Lindaman away but Lindaman kicks him away! But TJP comes back, FLYING ARMBAR! High stack, TWO! DEADLIFT GERMAN!! Bridging cover, Lindaman wins!!

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

TJP couldn’t get away from the G-Rex, and now they’ve swapped spots in the block! Will Lindaman be able to keep this going in the fourth? Will TJP rebound for the sake of the United Empire?

 

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

The Way of the Grandmaster could not get through the Headbanga, but Black Mask shot down the Sniper of the Skies. Wato has yet to get points, but will he turn the tide? Or will Bushi be tranquilo and knock Wato to 0-3?

Bushi waits until Wato hops down and throws off his jacket before BLINDSIDE DROPKICKING him! The bell rings and Bushi stomps Wato, then brings him up to CHOP! And CHOP again! Bushi whips corner to corner, Wato reverses and runs in, but Bushi puts him on the apron. Wato counter punches Bushi, springboards, but Bushi gets under to kick low. Bushi runs, Wato hurdles and back elbows, uppercuts and SOBATS! Fans fire up and Bushi bails out. Wato builds speed and slides, but Bushi dodges. Wato kicks him low and pulls Bushi’s shirt off, denying him his shirt choke option!

Wato CLUBS Bushi, then brings him around, only for Bushi to POST him! Wato comes back, but Bushi spins Wato into a DDT to the floor! Fans rally up and the ref wants this to get back in the ring. Bushi stomps Wato, drags him up and puts him in, and fans rally up. Bushi drags Wato up, turns him and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Bushi gets Wato’s leg and clamps on an STF! Wato endures, moves around, Bushi cranks on the hold more, but Wato still gets the ROPEBREAK! Bushi fish hooks Wato’s nose! The ref counts, Bushi lets off at 4. Bushi stomps Wato, then brings him up to snapmare.

Bushi KICKS Wato in the back, then gives him a few toying kicks. Wato hits back with a forearm! And another! Bushi blocks the kick to CLUB the leg, then whip. Wato reverses, tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Wato aims from ropes. Bushi gets up, Wato runs in to rally with elbows and a BOOT! Wato whips, then dropkicks Bushi down! Fans fire up while Bushi bails out. Wato builds speed and TORNILLOS! Direct hit and down goes Bushi! Fans fire up and Wato roars! Wato gets Bushi up as the ring count starts, and Wato puts Bushi in at 9 of 20. Wato aims from the apron, springboards in, FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO!

Wato drags Bushi up, waistlocks, but fans rally and Bushi fights free with elbows. Wato brings Bushi around to knee low, then he scoops Bushi. Bushi slips out, but Wato dodges to SCREW HIGH KICK! Cover, TWO! Bushi is still in this and fans rally, but Wato grits his teeth. Wato waits on Bushi to get up, takes aim, but Bushi ducks the Buzzsaw! Bushi waistlocks but Wato elbows free. Wato runs, into a DROPKICK! Both men are down but Bushi is up first. Fans rally as Bushi puts Wato through ropes. DRAPING DDT! Wato flops back and Bushi fires up! Fans rally behind Bushi and he drags Wato up. Wato slips out of the Fisherman to ROUNDHOUSE!

Both men fall over and fans fire up again! Bushi grabs at Wato and brings him up for a forearm! Wato forearms back, but Bushi forearms again. Wato forearms, Bushi forearms, and fans rally as Bushi gets the edge! Wato BOOTS, Bushi ENZIGURIS, but Wato SOBATS! Bushi kicks, Wato blocks and ducks the enziguri to DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Bushi escapes the high angle but Wato fires back up! Wato has Bushi in a drop zone, climbs up the corner and fans rally up for the R P- NO, Bushi gets under. Wato runs back in, Bushi dodges and Wato hits buckles! Bushi runs in, blocks the kick and puts it on ropes to dropkick the leg!

Bushi then gets Wato with a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up and Bushi gets to the opposite corner. Bushi runs at Wato, CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Wato survives and fans fire up again! Bushi vows to end this and he goes to the corner. Fans rally, Wato rises, Bushi aims, M X!! Cover, Bushi wins!

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

Another win for Bushi, and it’s over an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion! Could Los Ingobernables de Japon be on their way to getting those titles? Will Wato be able to finally get those first two points in the fourth round?

 

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

The CMLL World Welterweight Champion and the Headbanga are on complete opposite ends of this block, and we’ve seen ELP pin a champion already in this tournament. Will ELP look to get another golden ticket in his pocket? Or can the Immortal Titan survive and turn the tide?

ELP mocks Titan’s tightrope walking in his entrance, then shows off what he can do, and fans applaud. ELP also insists the ref check everything on Titan, even that mask. The check is cleared, and the bell rings. Fans rally as ELP and Titan circle. Titan wants a handshake, fans applaud the idea, but ELP spits on his hand. Titan doesn’t hesitate and that grosses ELP out somehow. ELP wipes his hand off on the ref’s shirt! Titan politely asks if he can, too, but the ref refuses. The two reset and tie up. ELP wrenches to a wristlock. Titan spins through to slip around and spin ELP to a wrench and wristlock.

ELP uses ropes to flip through, he wrenches back, then headlocks. Titan endures but ELP wrenches to a hammerlock, half nelson spin, snapmare and chinlock! Fans rally, Titan endures, and Titan powers out to roll ELP, snapmare him, and hook the arm for a modified La Magistrol! TWO, and ELP scrambles away! Fans applaud as the two stand off and reset. ELP wants to know what the heck that move was, and then grumbles about the “stupid luchador.” Fans rally as ELP and Titan feel out the knuckle lock. ELP just gets the headlock instead, but Titan throws body shots. Titan powers out, ELP runs him over, and ELP flexes.

ELP runs, fakes Titan out and steps on him to strut. Fans rally as ELP does his pose, but then he avoids Titan’s dropkick. ELP struts more, backflips off the ropes, then does his pose again. Titan runs in, ELP puts him on the apron but Titan throws a forearm. Titan then slingshots, but ELP CHOPS him down! ELP struts some more, fans rally again, ELP does drop steps then strikes the Liger pose. Only for Titan to SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Direct hit but ELP gets up, and Titan dropkicks him out of the ring! Titan then builds speed and fakes ELP out to do the strut! Fans rally for Titan as he mocks ELP’s pose!

ELP is upset, that’s not how it goes! ELP gets in, Titan goes Matrix to dodge, then he mule kicks. Titan wrenches and whips corner to corner, but ELP reverses. Titan goes up and over, handsprings across the ring, then blocks ELP’s chop. Titan knuckle locks, CHOPS, goes up and tightrope walks, jumps around and FLYING RANAS ELP back out! Fans fire up again and Titan builds speed, to roll, Sasuke Special, but land on his feet as ELP moves. ELP mule kicks then DDTs to the floor! Titan writhes and ELP does his pose the right way. Fans rally back up and ELP flexes on the Bushi fans in the front row.

ELP drags Titan up and puts him in at 6 of 20. Cover, TWO! ELP is annoyed but he drags Titan back up. ELP wrenches, suplexes, and holds Titan up for a count of 10, before the SLAM! Fans fire up and ELP crawls to the cover, TWO! ELP is even more annoyed but he drags Titan around. ELP stands on the hand, fans rally up, and ELP stomps the fingers! The ref reprimands but ELP just stands on the arm to stomp away on the fingers over and over! The ref counts, ELP stops at 3, and then he twists and bends the fingers and wrist! Titan endures, ELP makes Titan flip people off! ELP then knuckle locks, CHOPS, and goes up.

ELP shows off his jumps, then he jumps to CLAW Titan’s back! Fans fire up for the cleverness, and ELP CLAWS Titan again. ELP CHOPS again, goes up and jumps around again, then walks the tightrope to the other corner! But Titan trips him up! ELP lands on his headbanger, and Titan GAMANGIRIS! Titan gets ELP back up, ROCKS him with a forearm, then climbs up. Fans fire up as Titan SUPER- NO! No Frankensteiner as ELP blocks! ELP swings Titan back up, but Titan SUPER STEINERS this time! Fans fire up again as Titan aims from the corner. ELP rises, Titan runs in, SUPERKICK!

Titan hurries to wrench, whip, and run back in, for a BIG back drop! Fans fire up more and Titan aims, but ELP ducks the buzzsaw! SUPERKICK, then ELP runs. But Titan follows through to use the ropes, TORNADO DDT!! ELP ends up tumbling all the way out of the ring! Fans are thunderous as Titan aims, and slingshots out, but then mule kicks from the apron. TOP ROPE ASAI MOONSAULT!! Direct hit at the rampway and fans fire up! Titan roars as the ring count starts. Titan catches his breath, we’re at 10 of 20, but Titan comes back to put ELP in the ring at 14. Fans applaud as this continues in the ring!

Titan aims from the apron again, springboard, but he has to roll through as ELP moves. Titan sunset flips, ELP rolls through to high stack, and he gets Titan up for a SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Titan survives and fans fire up again! ELP is frustrated, he goes after Titan’s mask! The ref reprimands but ELP hides it in a chinlock. Titan stops ELP himself, pulling on the fingers! ELP CLUBS Titan down, but Titan ROCKS him with a forearm. Titan CHOPS, but ELP BOOTS! ELP brings Titan around, and up the corner! ELP still wants the mask! The ref reprimands, Titan breaks free, but ELP BOOTS him!

ELP throws Titan down by his mask, but Titan kips back up to PELE! ELP wobbles and fans fire up with Titan! Fireman’s carry, LANDSLIDE! Cover, TWO!! ELP survives but the fans are thunderous again! Titan mule kicks ELP again, then whips him corner to corner hard! Titan fires up and runs in, A-LIST LARIAT! Titan hurries to the apron and fans fire up again. SPRINGBOARD DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!! ELP survives and fans keep rallying! Titan gets up, he brings ELP in, Canadian rack and a spin, but ELP slips off! ELP cobra clutches for the torture rack, SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!

ELP desperately pleads with the ref but that was the count! Fans are thunderous again as Titan and ELP are in opposite corners. ELP tunes up the band and fans clap along. Titan stands, ELP runs in, but Sudden Death is blocked! Titan KICKS, SOBATS and SUPERKICKS! Titan reels ELP in, throws off his elbow pads, and hauls ELP back up. Spinning Canadian Rack for the GUT BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!! ELP survives again and Titan is furious! Titan gets up, fans rally again, and he drags ELP back up. ELP pulls the mask OFF!!! Titan hides his face, ELP claims this was an accident!

The ref helps Titan get his mask back and ELP loads up, SUDDEN DEATH!!! Then the arm hooks, C R II!!! Cover, ELP wins!!

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

Like hell that was a mistake! ELP was going after the mask and got it loose enough to use against Titan! In the end, ELP gets the points, but will he take the block with tactics like that? As for Titan, will he ever get on the board at this rate?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 29 B Block: Wheeler Yuta VS El Desperado; wins.

The ROH Pure Champion finally got going last round at Douki’s expense, but now he runs into the Rogue Luchador. Will Yuta do AEW and the Blackpool Combat Club proud and bring Desperado down? Or will the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion continue towards his redemption?

The bell rings and fans rally up already. Yuta and Desperado stare down, then approach. They circle and tie up, and Yuta wrenches to a hammerlock. Desperado slips around to hammerlock back, then he spins Yuta to a headlock. Yuta endures the grind, pries free and arm-drags Desperado to a cording hold. Desperado endures, fights up, but Yuta wrenches again. Desperado rolls, wrenches, wristlocks, but Yuta rolls and uses his leg to unhook the hold. Yuta wrenches, wrangles Desperado and has a keylock. Desperado endures while fans applaud, and Desperado fights up. Desperado stomps Yuta’s foot, then the other foot.

Yuta drops to his knees and Desperado slaps him in the head. Desperado runs, but Yuta arm-drags him down! Desperado headscissors but Yuta kips free, to arm-drag again! Desperado tries again but Yuta holds off the headscissors! Fans applaud the exchange and Yuta cranks on the arm. Desperado fights up, Yuta wrenches the arm, but Desperado powers Yuta into buckles. Desperado whips corner to corner, runs in but Yuta goes up and over to scoop and SLAM! Yuta hits a SENTON! Cover, TWO, but Yuta keeps on the arm with a hammerlock! Desperado endures, fans rally up, and Desperado reaches out with a foot for the ROPEBREAK!

Yuta lets off cleanly and Desperado clutches the elbow. Yuta springboard stomps Desperado down, then stomps the bad arm. Yuta gets Desperado up, wrenches, but Desperado holds ropes to resist the whip. Yuta CLUBS the bad arm, but Desperado CHOPS! Yuta throws a forearm, runs, but Desperado elbows back! Desperado runs, but into a BOOT! Yuta runs in but Desperado puts him on the apron. Yuta ROCKS Desperado first, then steps in, but Desperado dropkicks the leg out! Fans rally and Desperado drags Yuta to the apron to SLAM the leg on the edge! Yuta clutches the knee, and Desperado comes back to bring Yuta around to POST him!

Fans rally again, Desperado wags his finger and brings Yuta back up. Desperado headlocks Yuta to bring him along. Yuta throws haymakers, but Desperado kicks the bad leg! Desperado hoists Yuta up to RAM him into the post, then he SLAMS the bad leg against the steel! Desperado then gets both legs, and ties them up in a CLOVERLEAF around the post! Red Shoes counts, Desperado lets off at 4 and SLAMS the leg again! Fans rally and Yuta scrambles away. Desperado gets in, steps on Yuta’s bad leg and digs his heel into the knee. Desperado then drops an elbow on the knee and pulls on the toehold.

Yuta tries to fight back with a chinbar but Desperado pulls on the leg more. Desperado moves around, digs his knee into Yuta’s knee, then ties up the legs for a deathlock! Yuta endures, Desperado shrugs and eggs him on. Yuta throws forearms, Desperado “falls” back and that puts more pressure on the hold! Fans rally while Yuta endures, and Yuta drags himself and Desperado towards ropes. Desperado puts more pressure on the legs, but Yuta gets the ROPEBREAK! Desperado lets go, but “Oops!” he drops knees on the knee. Desperado gets Yuta up, but Yuta fights off the shin breaker with elbows! So Desperado CHOPS!

Desperado runs, but into an atomic drop! ENZIGURI! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Yuta and Desperado go to opposite corners, Yuta runs in and manages the A-LIST LARIAT! Yuta shoves Desperado away and goes up the corner. Fans rally and Yuta leaps, but Desperado gets under! Yuta’s leg jams, Desperado rakes eyes! Desperado runs, but into a dropkick! Yuta builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and both men go down! Fans fire up and Yuta fires up, too! Yuta gets Desperado up, puts him in the ring, and gets the bad leg moving. Yuta drags Desperado up the ropes to HOTSHOT the arm!

Desperado writhes and Yuta climbs up again. Fans rally, Yuta hits a CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Yuta keeps cool, he gets the leg moving and fans rally again. Yuta brings Desperado up, wrenches, but Desperado blocks the lift! Yuta kicks low, whips Desperado to a corner but Desperado reverses. Desperado runs in, blocks the boot and puts it in the ropes, to then kick the other leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up while Yuta writhes on the mat. Desperado gets Yuta’s leg, STRETCH MUFFLER! Yuta scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Fans applaud, Desperado thrashes around, but Red Shoes counts. Desperado stops at 4 and fans rally again.

Yuta grits his teeth, gets his bad leg moving, and Desperado brings Yuta up. GUITARRA- NO, Yuta fights that off as he wrenches an arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Then the wrench to the OLYMPIC- Arm-drag from Desperado! Roll-up, into STRETCH MUFFLER!! Yuta endures but Desperado gets an arm! NUMERO DOS!! Fans rally as hard as they can and Yuta crawls, but then he drags Desperado down! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Desperado endures now, moves around, and he reaches out, but Yuta gets the other arm! CATTLE MUTILATION!! Desperado endures and fans rally hard again! Desperado kicks and reaches, ROPEBREAK!!

Yuta lets Desperado go in frustration as Desperado survives by a toe. Fans are thunderous as Yuta hobbles up. Yuta roars, he drags Desperado up, then wrenches to the OLY- NO! Desperado slips out, ripcords, and SPINEBUSTERS! Then the gut wrench, GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO!! Yuta survives but Desperado’s arm hurts too much for him to be frustrated. Fans are thunderous again and Desperado drags himself up. Yuta flounders but Desperado is on him. Desperado throws a big forearm, but Yuta gives it back. Desperado throws another forearm, but Yuta gives it back again! They both stand, the forearms keep flying, and fans rally up!

Desperado wobbles, Yuta eggs him on, so Desperado says here goes! Desperado fires off forearm after forearm but Yuta grabs the other arm to wrench and UPPERCUT! Desperado kicks the bad leg! Yuta gets the arm, ELBOW BREAKER! Desperado trips Yuta, GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up again, and Desperado goes for the leg! STRETCH- NO! Yuta flips it to a cradle, TWO!! Yuta spins Desperado around, OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Desperado survives and Yuta is beside himself while fans rally back up. Yuta grits his teeth, roars again, and he drags Desperado up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!

Desperado flips Yuta off so Yuta fires off more elbows! Then he floats Desperado around, but Desperado slips out! PINCHE- NO! Yuta goes after the arm but Desperado rolls and reels Yuta in, TIGER DRIVER! But Desperado isn’t done there, he underhooks and gator rolls Yuta to his feet, PINCHE- NO! Yuta rolls out, rolls Desperado, TWO! But then rolling ghost pin! TWO!! Yuta and Desperado hurry up, LOCO- NO! Yuta ROCKS Desperado first! Backslide, but Desperado rolls through! PINCHE LOCO!!! Cover, Desperado wins!!

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

The Decoder could not crack Desperado and he drops to 1-2! Will the ROH Pure Champion have to work the problem in the next round? As for Desperado, he gets the mic to say, “Yuta. Yuta, Yuta. Thank you so much.” Fans applaud the respect shown, and Desperado notes that Yuta came in with a singles title, much like “Lind-chan.” Desperado thanks Yuta for that, and fans applaud again. Desperado says that even champions, in this environment, are going to lose. Now of course this wasn’t a title match, but Desperado did beat a champion. Maybe Desperado should get a shot at the ROH Pure Championship?

Fans applaud, liking the sound of that, but he says he’ll wait until after the Super Juniors. But then Desperado says he shouldn’t talk too big, he might lose to Lind-chan. “So what’s the deal? A Block had all those big buildings, but B Block has all you guys jam-packed into small places. But that’s just fine. Every Super Junior event is a biggun.” Fans applaud in agreement. Desperado says that next year, the matches you’ll see will get even bigger! Ja-ne. The Rogue Luchador is promising big things, but can he continue this big comeback to the top?

 

Here are the new standings for B Block!

El Desperado: 3-0, 6 points
El Phantasmo: 3-0, 6 points
Bushi: 2-1, 4 points
Robbie Eagles: 2-1, 4 points
El Lindaman: 2-1, 4 points
TJP: 1-2, 2 points
Wheeler Yuta: 1-2, 2 points
Douki: 1-2, 2 points
Master Wato: 0-3, 0 points
Titan: 0-3, 0 points


My Thoughts:

Another great round for B Block, and while the path to it was different, it seems the blocks have the exact same standings right now. Two men are at 0-3, three at 1-2, three at 2-1, and two on top at 3-0. Douki has another really solid match here with Eagles, but something about Douki losing again feels very “on brand” for Douki. He’ll have to fight his way up before facing Desperado. Lindaman VS TJP was great stuff, and it was quite the surprise that Lindaman won. The G-Rex Champion will definitely have a great run in the tournament, and we could see a lot more of him in NJPW after this.

Wato VS Bushi was great, and Bushi getting the win was also great. Hiromu beat Taguchi, Bushi beat Wato, maybe LIJ joins the Cutest Tag Team and the United Empire in a tag title chase for the summer. ELP VS Titan was awesome stuff, and even ELP pulling off Titan’s mask was a great Heel move. Titan may be at the bottom of the block but he’s had great matches all the same. Yuta VS Desperado was an awesome main event, but as expected, Desperado wins again to keep leading the block.

My Score: 8.9/10


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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!

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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.

Ratings:

  • 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 – *****

 

Results:

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)

WHY, SEVEN, WHY?!

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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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

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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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