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Mitchell’s WWE Crown Jewel Results & Report! (11/5/22)

Will Logan Paul get lucky?

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WWE Crown Jewel 2022

Will the ImPAULsive One ACKNOWLEDGE HIM?

Logan Paul, just three matches into his WWE career, gets his shot at Roman Reigns and the Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Championship! But will that steel right hand hit its mark? Or will Logan Paul get SMASHED like all the rest?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar; Lesnar wins.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Damage Control; DMG CTRL wins and become the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux; McIntyre wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The OC VS The Judgement Day; The Judgement Day wins.
  • Braun Strowman VS Omos; Strowman wins.
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The Brawling Brutes; The Usos win and retain the titles.
  • Raw Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Bianca Belair VS Bayley; Bianca wins and retains the title.
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns VS Logan Paul; Roman wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Crown Jewel Kickoff Show!

Join Jackie Redmond, Peter Rosenberg and Matt Camp in discussing, analyzing and predicting the action in Riyadh!

 

The WWE travels worldwide, searching for those rare timeless moments.

Titus O’Neil says, “It is time that allows us to experience the impossible together. Ninety seconds to impossible. Let’s go.” And here, time doesn’t just tell all, it shows all. In this space, anything is possible with time. “And it can stop on a dime. For one. Lucky. Shot.” It’s showtime! Welcome to WWE Crown Jewel! “Let’s! Freakin’! GOOOO~!”

 

Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar!

A main event anywhere on the world, a battle off The All Mighty and the Beast Incarnate is quite the appetizer! But with these two chomping at the bit for weeks now, who comes away tasting sweet, sweet victory? And who must stomach bitter defeat?

Lashley goes out after Lesnar during his entrance, and RAMS him into the steel steps! Lesnar hobbles, and Lashley SPEARS Lesnar down! Lashley puts Lesnar in the ring, the bell rings, and Lashley SPEARS Lesnar again! Fans boo while Lesnar bails out of the ring. The ring count climbs but Lashley goes out after Lesnar again! To SPEAR him through the barriers! Lesnar hits the timekeeper’s table, Lashley drags him up, and he puts Lesnar in the ring again. Fans rally for Lesnar but Lashley runs in, to SPEAR again!! Cover, TWO!?! Lesnar survives all that damage and Lashley is fuming!

Lashley stalks Lesnar as he rises, fans rally and duel, and Lashley clamps on the arms! Lesnar slips around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Lashley flounders, Lesnar hobbles, but both behemoths stand. Lesnar waistlocks again to GERMAN SUPLEX! Lashley flounders and Lesnar roars! Fans fire up, Lesnar waistlocks again, and GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Lesnar is still on Lashley, he fireman’s carries, and he F5s!! Cover, TWO!?! Now Lashley survives and fans can’t believe it! Lesnar huffs and puffs as fans rally up again. Lesnar watches Lashley rise, and he fireman’s carries again! But Lashley slips off to shove Lesnar! And clothesline him out of the ring!

Lashley goes out after Lesnar, fireman’s carries in return, to POST Lesnar! Lesnar hits the ground and fans boo but Lashley says he’s got The Beast now. Lashley puts Lesnar in the ring, takes aim again, and he runs in, but into a fireman’s carry! Lashley slips off, for a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Lashley stalks Lesnar while fans boo. Lesnar sputters, slowly rises, and Lashley clamps on! THE HURT LOCK!! Lesnar endures the mighty full nelson, reaches out, but Lashley keeps him from ropes! Fans rally up as Lesnar keeps fighting! Lesnar’s red, but he gets a second wind! Only for Lashley to keep him from ropes!

Lashley keeps on that full nelson with an S Grip now, but Lesnar refuses to give up! Lesnar pries at the hold but he’s fading! He drops to a knee! The ref checks, the arm drops once. The arm drops twice! But Lesnar gets a third wind! Lesnar grunts and growls, fights his way forward, and he pushes off the corner! It’s a cover, LESNAR WINS!!

Winner: Brock Lesnar, by pinfall

Lashley is shocked! He didn’t let Lesnar go, but he didn’t get up in time, either! Lesnar survives Lashley, and while fans are happy, Lashley isn’t! He puts the HURT LOCK back on! Fans boo but Lesnar can’t fight it this time! Lesnar sputters and fades out! Lashley lets Lesnar go and fans chant, “You Suck!” But with this and the Royal Rumble, that means they’re one and one. Will Lashley and Lesnar fight again in the near future to finally settle this?

 

Survivor Series ramps it up this year!

It isn’t just the traditional match anymore. It’s going to be WARGAMES!! Who will enter the double-ring double-cage and unleash the rage?

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Damage Control!

Team #TwistedMist only just took these belts, and Byron Saxton is backstage to congratulate them. How confident are they in defending the titles after only five days? Well, they only just won the belts, but they each have been preparing for this moment. Uh oh, White Rabbit…? But DMG CTRL thinks they can just get these belts back? That just shows how not in control they are! Asuka & Alexa say Kai & Sky are still NOT ready, but will that be true in the rematch?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly in control!

The teams sort out, Alexa starts against Dakota. They tie up, Alexa gets an arm and wristlocks, but Kai rolls, kips up and wrenches back to a wristlock of her own. Alexa rolls but Kai throws her down by her hair! Kai keeps on the wristlock, she whips Alexa to a corner, but Alexa goes up and over. Alexa taunts Kai, then sends her to the other corner. Kai dodges Alexa back, but runs into an elbow! Alexa goes up, reels Kai in, but Kai fights with body shots! Kai arm-drags but Alexa rolls through to arm-drag back! Cover, TWO! Kai drags Alexa down, ONE! Alexa Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Roll-up, ONE! Alexa tries again, TWO!

Kai RAMS Alexa with a shoulder, and then she whips Alexa to ropes. Alexa reverses and table tops Kai! Alexa grins and fans cheer, but Kai rushes in. Alexa dodges, then holds ropes to end up on top of Kai! For skateboard stomps! The ref counts, Alexa lets off, and then she runs in, but Kai YANKS her into the ropes! Tag to Sky, she scoops but Alexa slips out to SLAP Sky! But Sky gets away as Asuka tags in. Fans fire up as the rivals meet again! Sky and Asuka circle, tie up, and Asuka headlocks to a takeover. Sky headscissors, Asuka kips free, things speed up, but Sky handsprings! Asuka applauds, but goes for a back hand!

Sky kicks low, runs but Asuka follows to ROCK Sky! Asuka whips, Sky blocks, reverses, and LARIATS! Asuka stays up, dodges and then runs Sky over! Fans fire up for this fast and furious action! Tag to Alexa, she and Asuka double suplex but Sky slips through! Sky ROCKS Asuka, DECKS Alexa, but Asuka BULLDOGS Sky onto Alexa’s knees! Cover, TWO! Alexa whips but Sky holds ropes to BOOT back! Tag to Kai, but Alexa SHOTGUNS her down! Tag back to Asuka, and the champs DOUBLE HIP ATTACK! DMG CTRL is down, and then the champs double baseball slide! Fans fire up as Asuka fetches Kai.

Asuka puts Kai in, goes to a corner and climbs up, but she has to BOOT Kai away. Sky sneaks in to springboard DROPKICK Asuka into a Tee of Woe! Kai BOOTS Asuka down to the floor! Asuka clutches her bad leg as a ring count climbs. Kai tags Sky, the ring count is 6 of 10. Asuka hobbles in at 8, but Sky is there to stomp her down! Sky SMASHES the bad leg, then drags Asuka to have a toehold. Sky drags Asuka away to tag in Kai. Fans rally for Asuka as Kai stomps her. Kai clamps on a HEEL HOOK! Asuka endures, kicks with her free leg, reaches around, but Sky pulls the ropes away! The ref reprimands and Sky stops.

Asuka endures as she kicks at Kai more, and then Asuka gets free! Asuka hurries but Kai gets the leg again! Tag to Sky, they stomp Asuka more, and then Sky has the heel hook. Asuka fights up to fire off forearms! Sky DRAGON SCREWS the leg! Asuka yelp sin pain but Sky keeps her down with forearms! Sky taunts Alexa, brings Asuka up with a wrench, but fans rally. Asuka fires off forearms! Sky keeps her away from Alexa again then kicks the bad leg! Sky whips Asuka, to FLAPJACK! Tag to Kai, and DMG CTRL drag Asuka up to double whip to a corner. Kai runs in but gets an elbow! Asuka sends Sky into buckles! BULLDOG LARIAT COMBO!

Fans fire up as all three women are down! Hot tag to Alexa! Alexa rallies on DMG CTRL! Alexa rains down fists on Kai, then hits a THESZ PRESS on Sky! Alexa blocks a kick, fires off haymakers and a KNEE! Then the same for Sky! Then DOUBLE SHOTGUNS! Fans fire up, Kai is on ropes and Alexa KNEES her in the back! Then Insult2Injury MK II! Fans fire up as Alexa brings Kai up! TORNADO DDT! Cover, Sky breaks it! Sky drags Kai away and tags herself in. Sky shoots around on Alexa, double underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Sky steps on Alexa but Alexa anchors a foot. Alexa brings Sky from the corner to throw her down!

Alexa hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Sky is still in this but Alexa drags her into another drop zone. Alexa hurries up top, but Sky stands to SHOTEI! Sky climbs up, CLUBS Alexa, and Kai joins in! DMG CTRL has Alexa, but Asuka hurries in to get them! TOWER OF DOOM!! All four women are down and fans lose their minds! “This is Awesome!” as all four women stir. Alexa tags in Asuka! Sky tags in Kai! But Asuka MISSILE DROPKICKS Kai! Cover, TWO! Asuka calls her shot, she waistlocks, but Kai elbows free. Asuka URAKENS, URAKENS, KICKS, URAKENS and CODE BREAKERS! Asuka roars, runs in, but Kai dodges the hip attack!

Asuka blocks the boot! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Asuka runs in at Kai in the corner, but Kai YANKS her into buckles! Kai hurries to the far side, runs Around the World to BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and Kai is furious! Kai says no no, she’ll end this! Kai fireman’s carries, but Asuka fights free! ROUNDHOUSE! Then Alexa tags in! Kai is down, Alexa goes up, but Sky distracts! Alexa still jumps for TWISTED BLISS, onto knees!! Asuka rushes at Sky but get a mule kick! And an ASAI MOONSAULT! But Asuka moves! And then pop-up KNEES Sky down!

Alexa mule kicks Kai, and hits a DDT! Asuka and Sky fight their way into the ring as Alexa goes up top again. Wait, NIKKI CROSS!? She attacks Alexa while the ref is busy with Sky and Asuka! DRAPING NECKBREAKER!! Kai covers and shouts to the ref! The count, DMG CTRL WINS!!

Winners: Damage Control, by pinfall (NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

Nikki helped Damage Control!? Is this what Bayley talked with her about on Raw? Is Nikki part of DMG CTRL?! Or was she just causing chaos at an old friend’s expense? Either way, Kai & Sky are two-time champions together, will Bayley pull off the sweep?

 

Someone pulls into the stadium.

It’s the Paul Brothers! Logan & Jake, as well as their entourage, are here and Byron says they’re just hours away from Logan’s match with Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. How is Logan feeling? Great! He’s about to shock the world! At the end of the day, all it takes is one lucky punch. But will Logan get lucky? Or will luck have nothing to do with him getting SMASHED by the Tribal Chief?

 

Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux!

The Scottish Warrior was screwed out of a Strap Match by way of Scarlett’s pepper spray, and he isn’t going to let Mr. & Mrs. Doomsday get away with that! Will the cage keep Scarlett and her trickery out of the equation? Or will Kross find a way to win again?

The cage is lowered, McIntyre closes the door himself, and fans fire up already for McIntyre. The bell rings and the two men stare down. Kross rushes in, McIntyre dodges and fires off forearms and CHOPS! Kross knee slow, ROCKS McIntyre, then whips him to ropes. McIntyre reverses but Kross kicks back! McIntyre CLOBBERS Kross! McIntyre CHOPS Kross to a corner, ROCKS him, then bumps him off buckles. McIntyre back suplexes and Kross flounders away! Fans fire up with McIntyre and he storms up on Kross. Kross throat chops! McIntyre sputters, Kross climbs a wall, but McIntyre CLUBS Kross!

McIntyre climbs up after Kross, they trade JABS, McIntyre gets the edge, but Kross kicks the legs out! McIntyre gets caught up on the ropes then falls over. Kross has McIntyre in a corner, he clotheslines, elbows and ROLLING ELBOWS! Then he hits an EXPLODER! Fans boo but Scarlett soaks it all in. Kross drags McIntyre up, and he RAMS McIntyre into the steel! He tells fans to shut up, but McIntyre CHOPS! Kross CHOPS! McIntyre CHOPS! And CHOPS! ANd CHOPS! Kross knees low to RAM McIntyre into steel again! Kross then digs his boot in and CHOKES McIntyre! Kross doesn’t have to worry about disqualifications, either!

Kross lets off to get the legs, and he ROPE GUILLOTINES McIntyre! “Look at you now!” Kross digs McIntyre’s face into the steel! Fans chant “You Suck!” but Kross doesn’t care. Kross puts McIntyre in a corner, and he says, “This is my future! You hear me? MY world! And you’re not a part of it.” Kross whips corner to corner but McIntyre comes back with a LARIAT! And another! And then a clinch to an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! McIntyre keeps on Kross, and he RAMS Kross into steel! And then into more steel! Kross roars, swings, but misses! NECKBREAKER from McIntyre! Fans sing for him, and McIntyre kips up!

McIntyre storms up on Kross, underhooks the arms, but Kross RAMS him into a corner! Kross throws forearms, then he scoops McIntyre. McIntyre slips off, shoves, but Kross elbows him away. Kross runs, into a MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Kross is still in this and he crawls away to a corner. “This is Awesome!” as McIntyre stalks Kross. McIntyre CHOPS, then hoists Kross up top. McIntyre climbs up after Kross, and he stands on the very top rope. But Kross throws body shots! Kross trips McIntyre up again! Kross HEADBUTTS McIntyre into the Tree of Woe! But McIntyre sits up to SPIDER SUPLEX!

Fans fire up as Kross flounders away! McIntyre is free of the Tree, fans are thunderous as he glares at Kross. CLAY- NO, a KNEE from Kross! Cover, TWO!! Kross’ Busaiku Knee almost gets it but fans rally for McIntyre again. Kross grows, “I hate you!” Kross drags McIntyre up, whips but McIntyre reverses, and Kross hits steel! McIntyre hits a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife bridge, TWO! INTO A KROSSJACKET!! McIntyre endures, pushes back to slip out, and he puts on a SLEEPER of his own! Kross endures, fans rally, but Kross fights up. Kross slips around to DOOMSDAY SAIDO!! McIntyre is all folded up and Kross laughs!

Scarlett wants Kross to finish this but fans chant, “You Suck!” Kross aims from a corner, winds the hands of time, but McIntyre ducks the forearm! And he spins Kross around, FUTURE SHOCK! And another kip up! McIntyre aims from a corner, “Three! Two! One!” But Scarlett distracts McIntyre by rattling the cage! Kross clamps on with a SLEEPER! McIntyre fights it, and he RAMS Kross into a corner! McIntyre is free, he ELBOWS Kross, but Kross KROSS HAMMERS!! Kross says he told McIntyre! Kross laughs but fans boo as Kross kicks McIntyre around. Kross then climbs the cage. Fans boo but Scarlett cheers!

McIntyre springs to life! He hurries up after Kross and catches him at the top! McIntyre throws hands, drags Kross back in, for a SUPERPLEX! Fans lose their minds over that impact while both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as McIntyre and Kross stir. McIntyre stirs and heads for the door! The ref opens the door, and McIntyre is in the doorway, but Scarlett uses pepper spray! And even on the ref!! Kross grins and he crawls for the door now. Fans boo, Kross is almost there, but McIntyre LEAPS to anchor Kross! Kross panics! ANKLE LOCK!! Kross grabs at the steps but McIntyre drags him into the ring!

McIntyre has the hold but Kross BOOTS him away! Kross ROCKS McIntyre, McIntyre ROCKS Kross! Kross BOOTS McIntyre, but CLAYMORE!! But both men are down! Fans fire up as McIntyre stands. Scarlett closes the door, and locks it! “You can’t win, Drew!” McIntyre looks up at the cage, and climbs it! Scarlett didn’t think of that! McIntyre is at the top, but Scarlett unlocks the door for Kross! Kross crawls,  McIntyre climbs down, but McIntyre drops! McIntyre wins!!

Winner: Drew McIntyre, by escape

Kross can’t believe it! Time wasn’t on his side this time! And now, Kross and McIntyre are tied at one apiece! McIntyre gets this must-win, but will he and Kross go again one last time?

 

Another van arrives at the arena.

And this one is the Bloodline’s! Solo Sikoa opens the door for The Tribal Chief! He and the Usos head in, and Byron interviews them. What’s Roman’s response to Logan saying all it takes is one lucky punch? Roman gives no comment. Solo glares at Byron, then pushes the mic away. Paul Heyman also looks at Byron, and he mocks the phrase, “One lucky punch~!” And Logan’s brother, Jake, is here. Logan has steel pins in his hand, HBK taught him how to wrestle, but the greatest offensive player is also the greatest defensive player. Logan will never hit that “one lucky punch.” Will Heyman’s words come true tonight?

 

Six Man Tag: The OC VS The Judgement Day!

This feud has gotten very, very personal for AJ Styles and Finn Balor. The Prince is rolling with a new crew these days, but the Phenomenal One called in reinforcements from their past! Will the Good Brothers help Styles finally put Judgement Day in their place? Or will the Eradicator, Rhea Ripley, continue to be that ace up the Judgement Day’s sleeve?

The trios sort out and fans fire up already as we see Finn start against Karl Anderson. They circle, tie up, and Finn waistlocks. Karl switches, Finn elbows free, and Finn kicks low. Finn whips and puts Karl in the corner. Karl UPPERCUTS back! And again! And CHOPS! Karl scoops but Finn slips off to headlock. Karl powers out, things speed up, and Karl dropkicks legs out! Finn hurries away and he tags in Damian Priest. So Karl tags in Luke Gallows! Fans fire up as Big LG circles with the Punisher! They tie up, Priest headlocks, but Gallows powers out. They RAM shoulders and Priest staggers!

Fans rally, Gallows taunts Priest and Priest fakes running to ROCK Gallows! Priest fires off big hands, a CHOP, and he roars! Fans boo but Rhea applauds. Gallows puts Priest in the corner to fire off big body shots! Gallows UPPERCUTS Priest and Rhea is furious! Priest whips Gallows but Gallows comes back to LARIAT! Tag to Styles! Styles runs in but into a mule kick! Priest ROCKS Styles, CLUBS him, stomps him, then Dominik wants in! Priest tags and Dom runs in, into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Styles has Dom on ropes, he bumps him off buckles, and then he snapmares Dom to KICK him in the back!

Dom panics and wants mercy but fans chant, ‘Whose Your Daddy?” Styles ROCKS Dom, tags Karl, and the Machine Gun mugs Dom. Karl bumps Dom off buckles, then runs in to JUMP KICK! Tag to Styles, he runs in to forearm! Tag to Gallows, he runs in to SPLASH! Dom staggers, Gallows scoops with one arm, and he SLAMS Dom down! For a BIG elbow drop! Gallows puts Dom back in the corner, tags in Styles, and Styles stomps Dom down. Styles suplexes to BRAINBUSTER! Dom writhes and fans are fired up for Styles as he tags Karl back in. The OC double whip but Dom bails out! Fans boo but Styles just goes after Finn!

Styles and Finn brawl, Karl goes out after Dom, but Priest SUPERKICKS Karl down! The ref was too busy with Finn and Styles, and Rhea laughs as Dom comes out to fetch Karl. Dom puts Karl in the ring, covers, TWO! Dom rains down fists, and then he soaks up the heat. Fans boo as Dom tags to Priest. Priest drags Karl up to whip to ropes and he ELBOWS Karl down! Cover, TWO! Priest brings Karl up but Karl fires forearms. Priest blocks to BELL CLAP and BOOT! Priest runs in to back elbow! Tag to Finn, Priest hits a BROKEN ARROW, and Finn slingshot STOMPS! Tag to Dom, slingshot senton!

Tag to Finn, tag to Priest, and they hit Karl with a BACKBREAKER LEG DROP! Priest pushes Karl to a cover, TWO! Rhea argues the count but Priest keeps on Karl with a motorcycle stretch. Fans rally as Karl endures, but Priest CLUBS Karl on the back. Tag to Finn and Finn taunts Styles & Gallows with a Too Sweet. Finn snapmares Karl, CLUBS him then wraps on a chinlock. Karl endures, fans rally again, and Karl fights his way up. Finn leans on the hold, but Karl throws body shots. Karl reaches out but Finn keeps him away! Karl ROCKS Finn, reaches again, but Finn still keeps him back!

Karl ROCKS Finn again, reaches out again, but Finn whips him into the corner! Tag to Priest and Priest taunts the OC with a SUCK IT! But Karl UPPERCUTS Priest! He DECKS Finn, DECKS Dom, then BOOTS Priest! Karl leaps, but Priest catches him! Karl reaches again but still no tag! Priest tosses and ROCKS Karl, then he DECKS Gallows! Karl ducks the lariat to hit a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Finn runs in and Karl sends him out! But then Finn trips Styles! And RAMS him into barriers! Finn fires off haymakers then RAMS Styles into steel steps! Priest runs in, but Karl hits a SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down, and Gallows rises!

Fans fire up as Karl crawls, hot tag to Big LG! PRiest hurries to tag Dom, but Gallows storms up! Gallows TOSSES Dom in! Gallows runs to LARIAT Dom inside-out! Priest kicks but Gallows blocks to UPPERCUT and ROUNDHOUSE! Gallows runs in at Dom to back body block! Gallows keep smoving, LEAPING SHOULDER TACKLE! Finn returns, Gallows CLOBBERS him! Gallows scoops Dom to POWERSLAM him! Tag to Karl, the Good Brothers coordinate! But Priest stops Magic Killer! Priest LARIATS Gallows! Karl DUMPS Priest! Dom rolls Karl up! With tights! TWO!!

Dom runs, dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take him and Karl out! Fans rally up, and Styles is back! Karl and Dom crawl, hot tags to Styles and Finn! Fans erupt as Styles dodges to fire off a Phenomenal Blitz! LARIAT! SLIDING FOREARM! Priest returns but Style’s dodges to hit an atomic FACEBUSTER! Styles hurries to slingshot out and KNEE Dom down! Styles shoulders into Finn, slingshots up and over and keeps moving, but Finn gets around to dragon sleeper! Styles shifts into a fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Fans fire up as Styles brings Finn up and reels him in! But Finn RAMS Styles into a corner!

Finn shakes his head, but Styles hooks a leg! Roll, but roll through! Finn has the legs for a FIGURE FOUR! Styles endures, but Karl SENTONS Finn! Dom tosses Karl out, gives us Latino Heat, but he gets caught by Gallows! GALLOWS’ POLE! Priest BOOTS Gallows! Styles dodges Priest to PELE! Fans fire up as Finn runs in, gets around, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO! Finn snarls, he drags Styles to a drop zone, and he goes up top! But Styles springs up to trip Finn up! Styles climbs up after Finn, but Dom anchors Styles’ foot! Karl runs in to CLUB Dom! Karl throws hands on Dom, Gallows and Priest get involved!

Double Electric Chairs as Priest has Karl and Gallows has Dom! Styles has Finn, SUPERPLEX AND DOUBLE ELECTRIC CHAIR DROPS!! Fans lose their minds over that one! “This is Awesome!” as Finn and Styles are still in the ring. Rhea coaches Finn, but Styles runs in corner to corner. Fin puts Styles out, but Styles ROCKS him! Styles prepares but Dom distracts! Rhea has Styles for an ELECTRIC CHAIR THROW to the apron! Rhea pushes Styles in and fans boo! Finn aims, SHOTGUNS Styles down, and then heads up top! COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgement Day wins!!

Winners: Judgement Day, by pinfall

Once again, Rhea is all the Judgement Day needs to tip the scales! Will the OC ever get a fair shot with her around?

 

Braun Strowman VS Omos!

This is literally the biggest match on the card, as we have 751 POUNDS just between the two! But will the Monster of All Monsters be a giant killer? Or will the Nigerian Giant derail the Strowman Express?

The bell rings and fans rally for Braun. Braun makes sure Omos hears it but Omos says those don’t matter. They step to each other, and Omos’ 7’3″ makes him the taller man. Braun says he has Saudi Arabia behind him, but Omos wants Braun to see how massive his hand is. Omos raises that massive hand up high, fans boo, and Omos wants Braun to hear that. Braun is game, and he reaches up to knuckle lock with Omos! The Test of Strength is on, but Omos has Braun on his knees! But Braun fights up! Omos KNEES low! Braun staggers away, Omos ELBOWS Braun in the corner! Omos says HE is the monster!

Omos climbs up on Braun, lets off as the ref counts, and then Omos whips Braun corner to corner hard! Braun falls and Omos says Braun’s gonna get this work! Braun stands, Omos runs in to SPLASH! Omos grins as he keeps Braun standing. Omos runs, and he BOOTS Braun down! “Look at me! I’m the only giant here!” Fans boo but Omos runs to KICK Braun in the side! Braun flops out of the ring! Omos dares Braun to do something, and Braun gets on the apron. Omos palms Braun’s head, but Braun HOTSHOTS him for it! Braun fires off big forearms, and he goes to scoop. Omos CLUBS Braun, and then scoops and SLAMS Braun!! Cover, ONE!!

Omos says Braun wants more, but then Braun SLAPS Omos! Braun stands to throw hands, and he tries to scoop again. Omos HEADBUTTS Braun away, then scoops again! Omos carries Braun around, then SLAMS him down! Omos is having fun throwing Braun around! Fans boo but Omos covers again, ONE!! Braun is still in this but Omos dares him to get up again. Braun crawls to a corner, Omos storms over and he ELBOWS Braun again. Omos CLUBS Braun, CLUBS him again, and CLUBS him again! The ref counts, Omos lets off, “Is this your giant?!” Omos TOSSES Braun away! Fans boo but Omos is doing what no one’s done to Braun before!

Omos grins and says this is easy. “I could do this in my sleep!” Omos drags Braun up, has a choke grip, but Braun clamps onto Omos! Fans fire up as the behemoths fight for control, and Bruan breaks free to fire off haymaker after haymaker! Omos wobbles! Braun throws more hands, he ROCKS Omos, then ROCKS him again! Omos wobbles, snarls, and he swings! Braun dodges, and then clotheslines Omos against ropes! Omos is too big, but Braun clotheslines again! Omos goes up and out!! Braun calls for it and fans fire up! The Strowman Express gets going, but Omos CLOBBERS him first!!

Omos hauls Braun into the ring, storms up on Braun, and Braun flounders. Omos dares Braun to “get your punk ass up.” Braun stands, staggers, and into the choke grip! But Braun powers up!! Braun pries those hands away, but Omos KNEES Low! Omos whips Braun to a corner, runs in again, but Braun dodges! Omos hits buckles, and Braun scoops!! MONSTER SLAM!! Cover, BRAUN WINS!!

Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall

The Nigerian Giant was so confident and so dominant, until he got hit with the slam! The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and that was true here! The Monster of All Monsters pulls it off, but will Omos want another round?

 

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The Brawling Brutes!

Jimmy & Jey have been tag team champions for 475 days and counting! They’re so close to breaking the New Day’s record setting reign, they can almost taste it! But will they taste bitter defeat at the hands of Ridge Holland & Pete Dunne? Or will the Brutes be the twos while #WeTheOnes?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and in Saudi Arabia, it’s FIGHT NIGHT!

The teams sort out and Jimmy starts with Dunne. Dunne dodges at the bell to DECK Jey! Then he rolls Jimmy, TWO!! Jimmy escapes but Dunne SNAP GERMANS! And STOMPS the hands! Jimmy ducks the buzzsaw and bails out to regroup with Jey. Fans chant “We Want Sami!” but he didn’t make the trip. The Brutes want the Usos to get in, but the Usos say Champion’s Advantage! They take their belts, but they get FLYING KNEES from Dunne! Dunne puts Jimmy in, wrenches the arm and twists the wrist! Dunne bends the fingers, isolates that arm, and he STOMPS it! Dunne then jumps on for a HOVERBOARD!

Jimmy endures, pushes Dunne down, then shakes the hand out. Jimmy CHOKES Dunne while the ref is busy with an angry Ridge. The ref counts now, Jimmy lets off, but Jey BOOTS Dunne! Jey tags in, The Usos split the wishbone! Dunne clings to ropes and drags himself to the corner. Jey is annoyed that fans want Sami, “You ain’t getting Sami!” Dunne hits Jey but Jey rains down fists! Jey stomps away, then he lets off to tag Jimmy. The Usos mug Dunne, Jimmy stalks Dunne to the corner, and he throws haymakers! Fans chant, “You’re Not Ucey!” but Jimmy smirks. Jimmy says, “UCE! OH!” Jimmy runs in, but into BOOTS!

Dunne goes up, reels Jimmy in, TORNADO DDT! Both men are down and fans rally as they crawl. Dunne and Jimmy hot tag Ridge and Jey! Ridge rallies on Jey with big shoulders! And a FLYING SHOULDER! Fans fire up as Jimmy runs in, into a scoop and SLAM! Ridge runs to SPLASH Jey! And then SPLASH Jimmy! And then SPLASH Jey again! And then back to Jimmy! Fans fire up with Ridge and he has both Usos up! DOUBLE BACK DROP! Fans fire up and Ridge hurries to cover Jey, TWO! Jey bails out and gets to the apron. But Ridge tears Jey’s shirt off! BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! The ref counts, but Ridge gets nine, until Jimmy drags Jey away.

Jimmy says no more of that, but then Ridge goes out! Ridge CLOBBERS Jey! But Jimmy DIVES into a haymaker! Ridge drags Jimmy to the steps, Dunne hurries over, and he STOMPS the arm! Payback on behalf of Sheamus! But Jey mule kicks, UPPERCUTS, but swings into a scoop! SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ridge keeps cool and fans rally back up. Ridge drags Jey up, but Jey ROCKS him with an uppercut! Tag to Dunne, Dunne ROCKS Jey! Jey ROCKS Dunne, the forearms go back and forth! Jey whips, Dunne stops himself and elbows back! Then Dunne goes up, he fakes Jey out, and then MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!!

Dunne knows he was close, he brings Jey up, but Jey UPPERCUTS! Ridge runs in but gets an elbow! Dunne CHOPS Jey, then gets help from Ridge. But Jimmy breaks that up! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! But Ridge HEADBUTTS! Jey SUPERKICKS! Dunne ENZIGURIS! Jey SUPERKICKS on the return! Tag to Jimmy and he goes up top! USO SPLASH into a TRIANGLE HOLD!! Dunne has Jimmy, and he bends the fingers! Jimmy reaches out, Jey tags in, and Jimmy deadlifts so Jey can SUPERKICK into the POWERBOMB! The Usos get the opposite corners now and climb up! DOUBLE UCE!! Cover, Ridge breaks it!!

Fans fire up as all four men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Jey and Dunne are stuck in the ring. Dunne sits up but Jey stands. Fans chant “UCEY! UCEY!” Jey wants Dunne to hear that. But then Dunne bends and SNAPS the fingers!! Tag to Ridge, Jimmy runs in but is sent right out! Ridge hurries to fireman’s carry, and Dunne keeps Jimmy out! WHITE NOISE!! Cover, TWO!!! Jey survives but Ridge goes out to help Dunne TOSS Jimmy over barriers! The Brutes hurry back over, Dunne tags in. Ridge hauls Jey up and scoops, ROUNDHOUSE NORTHERN GRIT!! Cover, JIMMY BREAKS IT! How’d he get back in time?!?

Fans are fired up again as all four men are down. Jey and Dunne stir, but Ridge and Jimmy meet on the apron. Fans fire up as the brawl is on both inside and out! Jey ROCKS Dunne, he and Jimmy DOUBLE SUPERKICK Ridge! Dunne ENZIGURIS Jey but Jimmy tags in! Dunne goes up, Jey SUPERKICKS! Jey climbs up, to SUPER ONE D!!!! Cover, The Usos win!!

Winners: The Usos, by pinfall (still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions)

The Brutes fought their hearts out for The Fella, but they couldn’t get it done! Jimmy & Jey hit the biggest One And Done ever, but will they still make history? Or will the New Day keep their promise and tear the Usos apart to preserve their record?

 

Raw Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Bianca Belair VS Bayley!

We saw Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai get the tag titles back for Damage Control, but now it’s about the Role Model getting hers. Will Bayley be better than the EST? Or will Bianca find a way to defy the odds like she did at Extreme Rules?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and only one will stand tall in this historic moment!

The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up for Bianca and Bayley is annoyed. They tie up, but Bayley KICKS, CLUBS, and whips! Bianca hits buckles hard, she’s down and that starts a count! Bianca kips up at 3 of 10! Bayley swings, misses, and Bianca scoop SLAMS! And then scoop SLAMS again! And then scoop SLAMS again! Bayley staggers up but Bianca tosses her out! Bayley is down so the count starts, and Bayley stands at 4. Bayley grabs a kendo stick from under the ring! Bayley slides in, swings, but misses! Bianca jumps the sweep, slips out to the apron and Bayley hits buckles!

Bianca ROCKS Bayley, runs her side to side and TOSSES her out! Bayley is down so the count starts. Bianca taunts Bayley, Bayley sits up at 4 and stands at 5. Bayley tells the fans to shut up, but Bianca eggs Bayley on. Bayley storms around, and she goes looking under the ring again. Bayley finds a chair! Bayley grins as she slides in, but Bianca dropkicks! Bayley dodges, swings, misses, Bianca dodges, and goes up to say kiss this. Bayley runs in, Bianca goes up and over to DROPKICK the chair into Bayley! Bayley is down and Bianca kips up again. The count is 5 but Bayley rolls outside to stand up.

Bianca eggs Bayley on, but now Bayley grabs a LADDER from under the ring! Bianca storms over but Bayley HOTSHOTS her away! Bayley gets that ladder up and into the ring. Fans want tables but Bianca PLANCHAS instead! Fans fire up and Bianca watches Bayley. The count is climbing, Bayley flounders up at 6 but Bianca is moving steel steps around. Bianca takes those apart, brings Bayley over, and she scoops Bayley. Bayley fights free and throws Bianca by her braid! Fans boo but Bayley storms up on Bianca to RAM her into barriers! Bayley stalks Bianca as they go to the ramp, and Bayley snap suplexes Bianca to the floor!

Bayley storms around while Bianca writhes. The count climbs, but Bayley already brings a chair over. Bayley sits the chair up, CLUBS Bianca, and then makes her take a seat. Bayley ROCKS Bianca, then gets up on the barrier. Shout out to the Charismatic Enigma with a LEAP off the barriers to CLOBBER Bianca off the chair!! Bianca is down, the count begins! Bianca stands at 6 but Bayley starts looking under the ring again. She brings out a TABLE! Fans love that! Bayley starts setting it up, she stomps Bianca, then she finishes standing the table up at ringside. The table is tricky, Bayley has to make sure it stays up, then she brings it closer to Bianca.

Bayley brings Bianca up, suplexes, but Bianca blocks! Bianca wrenches, ROCKS, and ROCKS Bayley more! They start going up the ramp! Bianca brings Bayley around to suplex Bayley to the ramp! Both women are down, the count is on both of them! Bianca staggers up at 4 but Bayley is still down at 6! Bayley stands at 8, Bianca grabs her and brings her around. But Bayley trips on the ramp. The ref checks Bayley, is her leg alright? Bianca wants Bayley to get up, but the ref has her stay back. Bayley manages to stand, and she ROCKS Bianca! It was all a ploy! Bayley CLUBS Bianca, and then she SWINGS the guard rail open into Bianca!

Bianca staggers away, Bayley puts Bianca in the ring, and Bayley brings a chair along. SMACK to Bianca’s back! Bianca drags Bianca around, puts the chair on her, and then climbs the corner. But Bianca stands to THROW the chair at Bayley! Bayley falls to the apron! Both women slowly stand, Bianca runs in, but into a HOTSHOT! Bayley hurries back over, drags Bianca out of the ring and puts her against the steps. Bayley SMACKS Bianca off the steps, then BOOTS the steps into Bianca! And then Bayley uses the ladder like a lid! The ref counts. Bianca has to wriggle her way up from the steps and push the ladder away.

Bayley SMACKS away on Bianca with the kendo stick! “Stay down!” Bayley smacks the steps for good measure. Then she dares Michael Cole to say something on commentary. Bianca is down as the count climbs and Bayley wants it faster. Bianca stands at 7, Bayley swings, but Bianca blocks! Bianca YANKS Bayley into the steps! Fans fire up as Bianca stands and picks up the top steps! The StrongEST has the steps over her head! And TOSSES them! Bayley avoids disaster, but not the SPINEBUSTER on the base steps!! Bayley writhes and the count begins! Bayley is still down at 5 of 10, but she flounders up onto the steps to stand at 8!

Bianca swings! Bayley dodges, the desk takes a hit, but Bayley runs all the way to the ramp. Bayley wants to get away but Bianca chases her down! They go up the ramp, and Bianca SMACKS Bayley! And SMACKS! And SMACKS! And SMACKS! The kendo stick is falling apart as Bianca SMACKS Bayley more and more! Bayley blocks one to BAYLEY2BELLY on the stage! Both women are down again and the count begins. The count reaches 5 of 10, Bayley staggers up at 7! Bianca rises at 9! But they both flop back over! Bayley gets up to stomp Bianca! Bayley then hurries off somewhere while Bianca slowly rises again.

Bianca is up before 10 but here comes Bayley with a ROAD CASE! She runs Bianca over and then has her in the case! The lid is closed as the count begins! The count is 6, Bayley holds the case closed, but Bianca BURSTS free! Bianca gets free of the case, and now she aims at Bayley! Bayley dodges, the case hits the tron! Bayley swings but into a torture rack! Bayley fights free, and she wrangles Bianca down into a CROSSFACE! A shoutout to The Legit Boss as Bianca flails and endures! Bayley wants Bianca to give in, and Bianca is fading! Bayley lets go to slap Bianca around, and then the count begins!

Bianca rolls around at 4 of 10 but she’s still down. Bianca manages to stand at 7, but where’s Bayley? Bianca falls over again, but now Bayley has a GOLF CART!! Ding dong? More like BEEP BEEP!! Bianca avoids the cart, then DROPKICKS Bayley out of the driver’s seat! Bianca drags Bayley back up and they brawl inside the cart! Bayley DECKS Bianca, then climbs up to the cart’s roof! But Bianca anchors Bayley and trips her up! Bianca climbs up, they brawl up top! Bianca rains down fists! Bianca then lets off so she can drag Bayley up and dribble her off the roof! Bianca then gets in the driver’s seat and backs it up!

Bianca goes driving down the ramp! Bayley freaks out but has to hold on! Bianca stops at the end, Bayley grabs at her braid, but Bianca uses that to TOSS Bayley off the cart and onto the table! But the table DOESN’T BREAK!? Maybe Bayley broke! A count starts but Bayley stands. Bianca puts Bayley up on the apron, hoists her up and turns around, to POWERBOMB Bayley through the table!! NOW it breaks!! The count begins and Bianca leaves Bayley behind! Bayley is down past 5, past 7, but sits up at 8! Bayley stands at 9.5!! Bianca can’t believe it! Bianca goes back out, she finds chair after chair and puts them all in the ring!

Bianca puts Bayley in the ring now and arranges the chairs. Did Bianca get an idea from SmackDown and Liv Morgan? Scoop SLAM on the chairs! Bayley is still down, Bianca puts some chairs on top of her. Bianca climbs up the corner and fans are freaking out already! 450 EST SPLASH onto ONLY chairs! Bayley moved in time to survive! The count starts, Bianca is down at 8, but drags herself up at 9.9!! Bayley CLOBBERS Bianca! Bayley opens the ladder and we saw this at Extreme Rules. Bianca staggers over, Bayley elbows her away. Bayley has the chair, she JAMS Bianca in the ribs! And SMACKS her on the back!

Bayley SMACKS Bianca again! Bayley points out the fans chanting her on now! She SMACKS Bianca again, then sits the chair up. Bayley SMACKS Bianca off the back of it! And then hooks her up, but Bianca blocks! Bianca torture racks Bayley, to KISS OF DEATH on the chair!!! Bayley writhes, Bianca puts her in the ladder! NUT CRACKER! Bianca pushes Bayley into the corner to trash her!! Bayley can’t get free as the count climbs! The count is past 8! Bayley gets free but TEN!! Bianca wins!

Winner: Bianca Belair (still Raw Women’s Champion)

The most savagely innovative match in a long time, and it’s the toughEST who wins out! How will DMG CTRL be able to take control if they don’t have the top belt?

 

The lights go out!

The “fireflies” are out as they anticipate his entrance. The music plays, the door is glowing and even smoky. The door opens, and out walks Bray Wyatt! Bray makes his way to the ring, blows the lantern out, and the spotlight is on him. Fans chant “Welcome Back!” as he gets the mic. “My name is Bray Wyatt. There was a time where I would’ve done just about anything to make sure that when you left this building tonight, you knew exactly who I am. Something a lot of you probably don’t know, but I come from a very prestigious family. A wrestling family. And some might say, they are even larger than life. And so, from the time I was a little child, all I ever wanted to be was great.

“But great wasn’t good enough. I had to be greater than the rest of them. I had to be the greatest of all of them! And so…” Fans chant, “Yes, You Are!” and Bray appreciates that. But that’s the point, right? He did what he thought he needed to do. He gave in. “I gave in so much that I made a monster of myself. And I wore that mask with pride. It didn’t take me long to understand that while I was wearing that mask, I no longer felt pain. I no longer could be afraid! In the mask, I was completely untouchable. And that type of thing, it feels good. Some might say sensations like that are just about impossible to quit.

“And that’s how I felt. I found myself in a kingdom of nothingness, sitting on an island by myself. And this monster I had made myself into, he destroyed me. He ran off everyone that I ever loved! So there I sat, alone, no one to love me, nowhere to run. Alone.” Fans chant, “We Love You!” Bray says that’s the thing, no one really loves him. They love the idea of him! The things that he’s capable of! “I don’t even love me! But this doesn’t have to be the ending of my story. That is not the man that I want to be remembered as. My name is Bray Wyatt. My name is BRAY WYATT! MY NAME IS BRAY WYATT!!! And I am here to rewrite the ending to my story.”

Fans cheer, but the tron starts up. “Why, why, why wear a mask? Hurt them. Why? It must hurt forcing yourself to be someone you’re not. You can fool them, but you can’t fool me. Do it. Hurt them. Who knows you better than I do? Do you think they’ll still love you if they knew the truth? They don’t deserve you. The truth is, you’re gonna go too far. You’re gonna give in. So why wait? Because when you do, just remember how good it feels. And oh, it’s gonna feel so good. So good. Do it. And if you’re worried about the aftermath, just don’t take the mask off. Tell me I’m wrong.” Uncle Howdy seems to see through Bray, but what is the truth?

 

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ The Bloodline VS Logan Paul w/ Jake Paul!

A career defining two years goes up against a career of only two matches. But the ImPAULsive Influencer has done more with that than just about anyone. He also has a heavy right hand thanks to metal pins inside it. Will that be all Logan Paul needs to completely flip the WWE upside-down? Or will Logan’s confidence come crumbling down the moment he steps onto the Island of Relevancy?

Roman of course takes his time, raising the belts at the ramp for the pyro. Roman and Heyman then go to the ring, and Roman raises the belts again for more pyro. The introductions are made, the belts are raised once more, and we see who is ACKNOWLEDGED in the end!

The bell rings and fans fire up as Logan stares down with Roman. They circle slowly, fans duel, but most are on Roman’s side. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Roman shoves Logan away. Roman grins and raises the finger. Fans are torn and that upsets Roman. Logan and Roman circle again, tie up and are in another deadlock. They go around, Logan manages to push Roman back but Roman turns it to put Logan in a corner. The ref calls the break as both men push at each other. Logan gets in Roman’s face, Roman shoves Logan, but Logan shoves back! Fans rally up, Roman and Logan circle again, and Roman is getting riled up by the fans.

Roman storms up, he waistlocks, but Logan switches. Logan hits a SLAM! Logan holds on, but Roman switches back to SLAM Logan! Logan staggers up, Roman waistlocks again, but Logan shifts to fireman’s carry takeover! Logan is outwrestling Roman, but Roman DECKS Logan with an uppercut! Fans are torn as Longa stands. Roman dodges the haymaker and slips out of the ring. Is Roman worried about that metal loaded hand? Heyman cools Roman off, and Roman takes a stroll around the way. Roman gets a drink of water, swaggers and smiles, and he takes time to high-five some fans. Roman then goes back to the ring and he wants the fans to hush a bit.

Roman and Logan reset, Logan tells Roman to stop running away. Logan and Roman circle, tie up, and Roman gets a clinch! Roman puts Logan in a corner, Logan fights but the ref calls the ropebreak. Roman gets a cheap body shot in! Roman whips and elbows Logan down! Roman paces around, toying with Logan now. Roman drags Logan up, snap suplexes and covers, ONE!! Roman grins but he might be taking Logan easy here. Logan stands, Roman CLUBS him down. Fans rally and duel but Roman is confused. Roman brings Logan up to back suplex, but Logan lands on his feet! Logan throws body shots! Roman headlocks, Logan powers out but Roman runs him over!

Things speed up, Logan leap frogs and hip tosses Roman down! Roman is shocked, but Logan runs in to clothesline Roman out! Logan fires up and Heyman is shocked! Roman is still steadying himself but Logan goes out after him! Logan runs in, into a kick from Roman! Roman whips Logan over the barriers! Logan is in the timekeeper’s area and Roman grins. Roman raises the finger, #HeTheOne, but then he turns around into a CROSSBODY! Logan evens things with agility, and he drags Roman up and into the ring. Heyman is worried as Logan aims from the apron. Logan slingshots to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!!

Roman survives Logan’s Buckshot and gets to a corner. Logan goes to the other, he runs in corner to corner, but Roman puts him on the apron. Logan HOTSHOTS Roman back! Logan jumps right up, springboards, into an UPPERCUT! Roman takes Logan out of the sky but Roman is down as he sputters. Heyman shouts, “Rise up, My Tribal Chief! You are the Head of the Table! You are the Greatest of All Time!” Fans rally up as both men slowly rise. Roman stands while Logan crawls, and Roman stomps Logan down. Roman stomps Logan again, fans sing and chant but Roman wants them to quiet down.

Roman stomps Logan around more, drags Logan up and gets around to a BIG back suplex! Roman drags Logan from the ropes to then cover, ONE!! Logan is still hanging tough and Roman is almost amused. Roman mocks the fans cheering Logan on and then he clamps on a chinlock. Logan endures but Roman squeezes tight. Logan fights, fans rally, but Roman says, “I got him, I got him.” Roman leans on the hold and he grinds Logan down. Logan still fights and gets up to his feet. Logan throws body shots! Roman throws Logan into the corner! Roman fires off the point-blank lariats! Roman goes all the way to TEN, then runs side to side, to LEAPING LARIAT! Cover, ONE?!?

Roman can’t believe Logan is still kicking out that early. “This is Awesome!” as Roman stands up again. Roman looms over Logan, drags him up, and CLUBS him down. Roman smirks and brings Logan up into a camel clutch! Logan endures, gets one arm free but Roman keeps the other. Roman says he’s gonna put an end to this. “Ain’t no more YouTubers coming over here anymore.” Logan moves around, fights up, but Roman shifts to a chinlock. Logan throws body shots but Roman CLUBS him! Roman catches his breath, whips corner to corner, then he runs in. Logan dodges and Roman hits buckles! Logan gut wrench SLAMS Roman!

Both men are down again and Heyman can’t believe it! Fans rally up again as both men stir. Logan and Roman sit up, they head for each other, and Logan throws body shots! Roman swings, misses, and Logan LARIATS! And then throws an elbow! Roman staggers, into a scoop! But Roman fights free, shoves Logan to a corner, but Logan elbows back! Logan goes up, leaps, BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Roman is still in this and Heyman breathes easier. Roman rolls away to a corner, but Logan stands up and gets his legs moving. Logan storms over, but Roman kicks low! Roman powers Logan around to whip, but Logan SUPERMAN PUNCHES!!

Both men are down as Logan hits Roman with one of his own moves! Heyman is panicking again and he coaches Roman. But Logan kips up! Logan fires up, paces around, and he goes to a corner! Fans are thunderous as Roman stands, and Logan leaps, CROSSBODY! Then a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Roman survives again and Heyman is stunned! Logan is still confident, he feels it coming. Logan claps and some fans join in. The rest boo but Logan tunes up the band! He was trained by HBK, here’s one for Shawn! SWEET CHIN- NO, Roman blocks, reels Logan in, URENAGE!! Cover, TWO!!!

Logan survives Roman’s take on The Rock Bottom! Roman and Logan are both down, Heyman is speechless but the fans rally up again. Roman goes to a corner and raises his hand. But Logan stands, too! Roman locks ‘n’ loads, but Logan dodges to counter punch! BIG HAYMAKER!! Roman staggers, Heyman freaks out, SUPERMAN PUNCH FROM LOGAN!! Cover, TWO!!! Roman survives that “lucky” punch again! Roman checks if his jaw is still there, and he manages to get to the apron. Logan grabs at Roman but Roman flops to the floor. Logan goes out after Roman, and he clears off the announce desk!

Fans fire up as Logan drags Roman up and puts him on the desk. Logan then high-fives his boys at ringside, and he films Roman with a smartphone. Logan goes up into the ring, he films the fans as they fire up, and Logan climbs up the corner. VLOGGING FROG SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE!!! Fans lose their minds as Logan and Roman are down in the wreckage! The Usos rush out to check on Roman, and then talk trash on Logan’s boys. Logan’s boys talk trash back but get dragged into ringside! The Usos mug the entourage, and then RAM them into barriers! They put one in the ring, and Jey SUPERKICKS him down!

Jimmy puts the other in the ring, Jey drags him around and then feeds him, to a SUPERKICK from Jimmy! The entourage is dumped out and the ref reprimands, but here comes JAKE! Logan’s brother promised to be here to back him up and here he is! Jake storms right to the ring, the Usos dare him to do something. Jake DECKS Jey! He dodges Jimmy and DECKS him! Jake fires up, locks ‘n’ loads his own fist, and he shouts to Logan. Logan gets up, puts Roman in the ring, and the brothers high five. Logan goes up the corner, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Roman survives again! Jake argues the count but that was still not enough!

Fans rally and duel as Logan crawls after Roman. But here comes SOLO! The Paul Brothers forgot there was one more brother from the Bloodline! Solo storms down to the ring and Jake stands in his way. Jake loads up, but the rest of the refs show up to stop this. Even Adam Pearce and the officials stop this! But the Usos lurk up on Jake! Logan FLIES to take out the Usos! Jake helps Logan up and Jake watches everyone else. Logan hurries back in, but Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES Logan!! Roman goes to the corner, “OOOAH~!” SPEAR!!! Cover, Roman wins!!

Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall (still Undisputed WWE Universal Champion)

Logan Paul came the closest anyone, and certainly anyone with only three matches in his WWE career, has ever come! But the numbers game continues to be in the Tribal Chief’s favor as his cousins beat Logan’s boys. The reign continues into 797 days! Will Roman reach historic heights with his Bloodline always behind him?


My Thoughts:

A great Crown Jewel here, and visually one of the better because they introduced these drones with LEDs on them and they did these really awesome displays in the sky for entrances. But that aside, also some surprises in the results. Lashley VS Lesnar was a really good opener, a lot of ebb and flow, but Lesnar snatching that victory surely means we get a tiebreaker. I feel like they could go again for the Royal Rumble, but maybe they’ll go even sooner and have it be Survivor Series in three weeks. Either way, that tiebreaker could go either way, but as I was saying on Raw, Lashley should win it. Lesnar gets very little winning this when he’s already had a Universal title match with Roman and lost. Lashley winning can get him up to the Universal title, or at least back to a midcard title, by WrestleMania time.

Another surprise was DMG CTRL winning the belts back so soon while Bayley doesn’t win against Bianca. I thought it would go the other way for those matches so that there wouldn’t be any “hot potato” with the titles. But we get great matches from both women’s titles, especially that Last Woman Standing. That had to have been the most creative Last Person Standing match anywhere ever. And Nikki Cross screwing over Alexa & Asuka was another great surprise, but it’s not clear if she joined DMG CTRL or is just doing her own stuff. I still think Survivor Series: WarGames should be Winners Take All, but maybe Nikki brings in “Doudrop” Piper Niven and a third member?

Really good cage match, especially given it was a cage match and those still feel used up. As such, of course Scarlett gets involved, but it was clever that she forgot escaping the cage means more than just the door. But like with Lesnar and Lashley, we’ll surely get another match. That will probably be at Survivor Series, but not in a WarGames match. It might even be another stipulation, but it really should just have “Scarlett is banned from ringside.” The Six Man Tag was really good, but of course Rhea was the reason Judgement (or I guess Judgment) Day won again. She had the same hairstyle Beth Phoenix had, that’s definitely a sign Beth is returning to have a match with her.

Braun VS Omos was really good stuff, and Omos really got to show he can talk trash and do stuff without a manager. But Braun wins out with one powerslam to establish the strength of that move. Who knows if this is just the beginning of a series, but I can’t be sure where either guy goes next. Bray Wyatt had another really good promo with Uncle Howdy, though it didn’t really add that much other than Bray establishing his real-life family’s wrestling history. But I suppose this was a good chance to move the story forward another step. And it’s also curious but I think Howdy was wearing the other mask of “Uncle Harper.” I wonder if Bray enters his Three Faces of Foley phase here, being Bray, Howdy and Harper.

And of course, great stuff out of the Bloodline. Great tag match of Usos and Brutes, the Brutes looked awesome, but I had a feeling the Usos would retain here. And with the Universal Championship, of course the Bloodline helped Roman win by distracting Logan, but even so, Logan Paul looked great here. Like him or not, Logan Paul has the athletic ability and the charisma to be a great wrestler. I don’t know if Jake’s going to stick around, but I wouldn’t be surprised if WWE tries to rope the Paul brothers into something tag team related.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 2.2.2023

Impact has a new number one contender, a few new signings and setting up for No Surrender. Lets see what happens tonight!

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We’re coming off of Rich Swann becoming the number one contender, Joe Hendry creating another banger of a parody song and Bully Ray…being more like Bitchy Ray.

Also lets not overlook the fact that Dirty Dango officially signed with IMPACT as well. Which may not be huge, but with the current addition of Santino Marella, Dango being involved in storylines for the foreseeable; there could be some good comedy in store.

There we go, a bunch of stuff got set in motion; but we could always see some interesting wrinkles or just straight forward boredom. Only one way to find out! BUT FIRST! Raven is getting The Flock back together…maybe?

Ratings:

  • Bullet Club (Ace & Bey) vs Kevin Knight & Kushida: Ace & Bey win via 1-2-Sweet – ***
  • Gisele Shaw w/Jai Vidal vs Savannah Evans: Gisele wins via Denouement – ** 1/4
  • Crazzy Steve w/ Black Taurus vs Sheldon Jean: Steve wins via King Kill 33 – N/A
  • Johnny Swinger w/Zicky Dice vs Kenny King: Kenny wins via Royal Flush – N/A
  • The Design (Kon, Deaner, Angels & Callihan) vs Josh Alexander, Frankie Kazarian, Yuya Uemura & Rich Swann: Callihan wins via Cactus Driver ’97 – ** 1/2

 

Results:

Bullet Club (Ace & Bey) vs Kevin Knight & Kushida

As much as I like Ace & Bey, a part of me would like MCMG versus Kushida and his new partner.

Early on its just counters, posing to the crowd and getting themselves over until Bey manages to sweep the leg, slingshot over the top rope for a stomp and take over a little. Knight manages to avoid a corner move, one legged Springboard Body Press, Jumping Frog Splash, and then a quick tag to Kushida. Some tandem moves from Kushida and Knight as Knight continues to mix it up with Bey.

Ace distracts Knight before the Springboard and Bey meets him in midair with a Dropkick and gets Ace in for some tandem offense and then Ace starts setting the pace. Double Arm Wringer into a tandem Back Rake. Then they wrestle Knight to the ground and keep him down for another Back Rake. Ace continues to set the pace and keep Knight mostly on the receiving end, until Knight rolls out of a lift, Ricky to Robert roll, Kushida gets the hot tag and starts clearing the ring. Bey tries Art of Finesse, Kushida catches him in a Flying Armbar but Bey turns it into a Cradle to get Kushida to break.

Electric Chair from Kushida, but before Knight can hit his Dropkick, Ace slides in and catches Knight on his back. Chicken Fight before Kushida and Knight finally hit their Tandem move but Ace makes the save. Ace wipes out Kushida, Knight forces Ace out, tries to go for a Plancha, but Bey was crotched on the top rope. As Knight tries to Plancha, Bey hits a Cutter out of nowhere on the apron. Ace sees the opening, 1-2-Sweet for the win!

Steph De Lander video package…that’s a pretty decent grab for IMPACT.

Gisele Shaw w/Jai Vidal vs Savannah Evans

Gisele faces off with Savannah and slaps her in the face a few times and refuses to back down. Savannah of course fires back, but when Gisele gets violent is when she’s at her best. After a big toss, Gisele powders, confers with Jai and the commercial kicks in. When we get back, Gisele has the advantage. But Savannah takes the short arm pull in, Side Slam for effect and distance.

Now they start trading strikes, that Savannah wins that war. A few short Lariats, Samoan Drop, and Gisele is reeling. Retreats to the corner, tries to stop Savannah with the Back Elbow, but eats a Spinebuster when she tries to continue. Fisherman’s Suplex Hold from Savannah for 2, Full Nelson Slam attempt, but Jai hits the apron and tries to seduce the referee as a distraction. Gisele hits the Denouement (Knee Strike) for the win.

The crowd is actively booing Gisele, but she powers through for her promo. It wasn’t great, but I’ll give her some credit for pushing through. 

Crazzy Steve w/ Black Taurus vs Sheldon Jean

Sheldon Jean continues the arrogance, though he’s a nobody enhancement talent. It would be nice if some of these enhancement talent wrestlers didn’t all have that same arrogant persona. We all know Steve is going to win, this is just a storytelling tool to probably add to the Trey Miguel stuff.

Steve is entertaining, but this match is more predictable than most things. He hits King Kill 33, but apparently it’s called Belladonna’s Kiss now. Trey jumps Taurus, tries to spray paint Steve, but Steve bites him and spray paints himself causing Trey to powder out of confusion/fear.

Bully comes out to complain as has been his thing the last few weeks. But thankfully Mickie returns the favor from last week and interrupts Bully. Verbal jabs, Bully Ray insults Mickie, Mickie slaps him, Bully slams her and calls in the Good Hands to get the tables. Tommy Dreamer makes a save with a kendo stick. Good Hands vs Mickie & Tommy next week. 

Oh good, this is exactly what I wanted from a few weeks ago! Kelly and Taylor will be a great team.

Johnny Swinger w/Zicky Dice vs Kenny King

Some goofy posturing and general Swinger antics. Eddy Gordo kick into Royal Flush, and Kenny gets the obvious win.

Bully has a segment in the back with Masha, and it seems like he’s a little smitten while he was trying to just manipulate her emotions to pick up the pieces after or during the tag match next week. 

Cardona and Myers try to make their own diss track song…and it was awful. It was supposed to be bad, and yes, it achieved that. It was like Miz and Morrison, without comedic talent.

The Design (Kon, Deaner, Angels & Callihan) vs Josh Alexander, Frankie Kazarian, Yuya Uemura & Rich Swann

Deaner barks at Callihan to start against Swann, then commands him to tag out, and a multi-man match is always a little bit of everyone gets moments. So its just odd that the heel team will be dictated by Deaner to a degree. Uemura comes in second and he reminds me so much of a young Tanahashi its crazy. Deaner calls for the tag and squares off against Josh now.

An attempted jumping in the corner, but Josh gets space and it turns into all 8 men in at once. Josh goes right after Kon and tries to assert his dominance on the “power” of The Design. After the commercial, Uemura gets rocked but Kaz saves him with a blind tag and hits some of his classic moves on Angels and Callihan. Swann comes in but Deaner and Kon manage to ground Swann and put the momentum back in the hands on The Design.

Some stupid spots take away a little from the match while Swann is getting worked over. Swann slaps his leg when he eats a Dropkick from Angels, then tries to Leapfrog Deaner and jump to his corner, Deaner grabs him away but it just looks silly and like it was never going to work to begin with. Its the optime of doing too much and hurting the match. Josh eventually gets a hot tag, tags a square off with Kon, throws him around and King Kong Knee drops Kon. Ankle Lock gives the near fall but Kon kicks off, Uemura tags himself in, Callihan gets the tag, is about to finish off Uemura; but Deaner stops the Thumbs Up – so Josh breaks up the offense and we get all 8 men pulls off high impact moves.

Cactus Driver attempt, Uemura hits the Enzuigiri to stun Callihan. Goes to the top, Deaner trips Uemura, Cactus Driver ’97 wins the match.

 

Overall Score: 5/10

This was a weird episode. The only match worth watching was the opening tag match, the rest were predictable, boring or just had dumb spots in them. Backstage segments however, those were pretty great. The problem though, is they built off of either inside jokes, old WCW knowledge or not shutting off cringe immediately.

So while I loved the Raven & Reese segment, Kelly & Taylor, and found some amusement in the Cardona stuff…its really subjective and not exactly friendly to an uninitiated viewer. We got an episode that catered to already existing fans, which isn’t how to grow a brand.

Even though I enjoyed things for the most part, this was a lame episode from the perspective of retaining new eyes.


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Will Darby Allin still be the Relentless TNT Champion?

Samoa Joe wants the AEW TNT Championship back, but he knows Darby Allin is relentless. Tonight on Dynamite, they go NO HOLDS BARRED for the gold! Will Joe once again be the King of Television?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Moxley wins.
  • The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd; The Acclaimed wins.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita; Takeshita wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher; Bryan wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe; wins and

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Hangman Page!

The Maniac and the Cowboy go for their tiebreaker as Dynamite is in Dayton, Ohio! Will Ohio’s own knock this one out of the park like he did before? Or will there be some serious #CowboySh*t going down in Dayton?

Not only does Moxley have the Decoder by his side, he has his dad, Dan! Hangman makes his entrance next, and Moxley goes right after him! Moxley throws hands then whips Hangman into railing! The ref reprimands but Moxley sends Hangman into steel steps! Moxley throws hands, whips Hangman again and Hangman hits more railing hard! Fans fire up and the ref reprimands. Moxley just takes off his hoodie to CHOKE Hangman with it! Moxley TOSSES Hangman over the railing, and then he hops onto the railing! Dayton fires up, gives Moxley a hand, and Moxley FLYING AX HANDLES Hangman down!

Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman throws hands! Hangman sits Moxley down, fires off more shots, then backs up. Hangman runs in to BOOT Moxley against railing! The ref reprimands, he wants this in the ring, but it isn’t a match yet so there’s no real repercussions. Hangman stalks Moxley along the way but Moxley kicks back. And CHOPS! Moxley trips Hangman then ties him up, FIGURE FOUR on the floor! Moxley and Hangman flip each other off but the ref still wants this in the ring. Hangman grabs someone’s beer and splashes Moxley with it! Moxley lets Hangman out of the hold, and then Hangman ROCKS Mox!

They go back to ringside, Moxley grabs a chair but Hangman CLUBS Moxley. But Moxley JAMS Hangman, tris him, and then drops an elbow on the leg! Moxley has a toehold, then he puts the chair around the leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley goes up the apron. The ref shouts at Moxley to not jump, but then Hangman gets free! Hangman CHUCKS the chair at Moxley’s head!! Moxley goes down and fans fire up! The ref reprimands again and wants this to get in the ring. Moxley is dazed, but Hangman drags him around, to suplex onto the chair! Hangman drags Moxley up and puts him in the ring, but he also brings the chair!

The ref stops Hangman, so Hangman leaves the chair behind. The bell finally rings, and Hangman runs in to forearm Moxley! Moxley hits back, they go back and forth! Moxley’s eyebrow is already busted open, but he keeps throwing shots. Hangman gets the edge, HEADBUTTS, then whips. Moxley reverses to dropkick the legs out! Moxley looms over Hangman, drags him into the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Hangman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, but fans rally behind Moxley. Hangman drags himself back, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Moxley lets Hangman go at 3.

Moxley brings Hangman up but Hangman gets around to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Moxley snarls but the blood is getting into his eye. Hangman DECKS Moxley and has him at the ropes. Hangman brings Moxley up, fans boo but Hangman CHOPS! Moxley flounders and falls and fans start dueling. Hangman stalks Moxley, sits him up, and he starts raining down fists right on the bloody eyebrow! Mox fans boo but Hangman fans are fired up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman wipes Moxley’s blood off on his chest, but then turns around into a CHOP! Moxley eggs Hangman on and Hangman CHOPS back!

Moxley CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, fans “WOO~!” for the CHOP fight! Moxley shifts to boxing elbows, then runs, but Hangman catches the crossbody! FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans are torn while Moxley goes to the apron. Hangman runs, triangle jumps, but Moxley LARIATS first! Moxley drags Hangman up and to the apron, then turns Hangman, for a SLEEPER! The ref reprimands and wants this in the ring, but Hangman claws the bloody eyebrow! Moxley turns Hangman around, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman tries to lift, Moxley resists, and then Moxley lifts! Hangman fights that and lifts again, but Moxley still fights!

Both men are fighting for control, and Hangman fireman’s carries! To SNAKE EYES Moxley off the post! Moxley falls to the floor and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks Moxley but he’s somehow okay to continue. Hangman goes over to fetch Moxley, and whips him into railing! Hangman ROCKS Moxley with haymakers as the bloody eyebrow becomes a crimson mask. Hangman refreshes the count, goes back to Moxley and CHOPS him! Moxley gets in Hangman’s face so Hangman CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Hangman DECKS him! Hangman snarls, looms over Moxley, and then drags him back up. Hangman puts Moxley in the ring, and rains down more fists on that bloody eyebrow! Moxley falls over, but Hangman gets the wrists!

Hangman sits Moxley up, for a DRAGON STOMP, but Moxley blocks! Moxley throws Hangman to a corner and fires off forearms and CHOPS on repeat! Moxley then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Hangman’s back, painfully slow! Then he CLAWS and BITES Hangman’s back, before blowing a kiss to the fans. But Hangman throws body shots in return! Dynamite returns to single picture as Hangman BITES Moxley’s forehead! Hangman then slips under Moxley to fireman’s carry him on the second rope! SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and fans are fired up!

Fans duel as Hangman sits up. Hangman scowls while Moxley sits up. Moxley eggs Hangman on so Hangman kicks him! And BOOTS him! Hangman tells Moxley to stay down but he refuses. Moxley sits up, so Hangman BOOTS him! Moxley sits up to SLAP Hangman, and flips him off! Hangman is fuming, but he runs into a CUTTER! A standing count starts, fans count along as Moxley and Hangman stir. They sit up at 5 of 10, and Moxley throws a haymaker. Hangman throws it back, so Moxley gives another,. They go back and forth, Hangman wobbles but he CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Hangman forearms! Moxley forearms back!

Moxley eggs Hangman on, Hangman staggers over and CHOPS again! Moxley KICKS a leg, KICKS Hangman’s arm, then KICKS him again! Moxley ducks the haymaker to get the SLEEPER! Hangman shifts to SAIDO! But Moxley’s right up! SAIDO!! Hangman ends up in a corner and fans say “This is Awesome!” Moxley puts Hangman up top, climbs up after him, and hits a SUPER HALF HATCH SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley immediately rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then he clamps on a SLEEPER! Hangman endures as Moxley shifts to a BULLY CHOKE! Hangman pushes around, so Moxley shifts to get the wrists! DRAGON STOMPS!!

Moxley then drags Hangman up into the underhooks! But Hangman fights Death Rider! So Moxley rolls Hangman to an ARMBAR! Hangman endures, moves around, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Hangman crawls to a corner, fans rally up, and Moxley says this is it! Moxley runs in but Hangman TOSSES him up and out! Moxley staggers up, Hangman goes up top! ARIHARA MOONSAULT but Moxley moves! And LARIATS!! Both men are down at the ramp and fans are thunderous! The ref checks both men, Moxley is up first while fans lose their minds.

Moxley goes to the timekeeper’s area and he clears off the table! Moxley drags Hangman over, reels him in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts but Moxley fights that. DOUBLE LARIATS hit! And again! Moxley runs in, POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!! Fans lose their minds again while Hangman leaves Moxley behind in the ring. The ring count climbs to 5 of 10 before Moxley sits up. The count is 7! Then “OCHO!” Moxley stands at 9, and springs in at 9.9!! But into a LARIAT!! And then Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives and no one can believe it!

Hangman kicks at Moxley, almost taunting him. Hangman goes to a corner while Moxley’s fans boo. Hangman runs in, but Moxley dodges the stomp to KING KONG LARIAT!! Fans are thunderous as both men stand again. Moxley eggs Hangman on, and Hangman stands. Moxley throws a forearm, so Hangman hits back! Moxley forearms again, but so does Hangman! Fans duel, the forearms fly faster, and then Hangman gets the edge! SUPERKICK! Hangman reels Moxley in, fisherman’s a leg, but Moxley fights the suplex! Hangman powers it through, FISHERMAN CRADLE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?

Hangman’s wild eyes say he can’t believe Moxley survived! Hangman goes to the apron, he aims at Moxley, slingshot for the BUCK- NO! DEATH- NO, Hangman blocks to scoop! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! But Hangman doesn’t cover, he goes to the apron! Hangman loads up, for the BUCKSHOT!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! Moxley has survived all of Hangman’s best, but Hangman has the BULLY CHOKE!! Hangman pulls back on Moxley’s favorite hold! Moxley shifts, fights back up, and he snapmares into a cradle! MOXLEY WINS!!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

Moxley just taught Hangman not to play games! Hangman is furious that he got caught like that, but the Blackpool Combat Club steps into the ring. Yuta and Claudio keep Hangman back but Moxley stands up. Moxley and Hangman get in each other’s face but the BCC keep them apart. Hangman flips Moxley off, and fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Moxley and Hangman keep jawing, they get close but Claudio keeps them separate. Moxley mocks Hangman by lying down, giving Hangman a chance. Hangman mocks Moxley back by doing a quick burpie push-up. Claudio tells Hangman to go and cool off.

Moxley flips Hangman off as he leaves, and fans celebrate their home state hero. Will there be a fourth round out of these two to truly settle things?

 

AEW takes a look at tonight’s TNT Championship No Holds Barred main event!

Darby Allin tells Samoa Joe, “I knew when I took this from you in Seattle that you’d want it back. And I know you’d stop at nothing to have it back. Well, I’m gonna make things fair. You beat me in Texas, and you granted me my rematch in Seattle. So I’m granting you your rematch in Ohio. But I want it under one condition: No Holds Barred.” Samoa Joe told the “Little Dead Boy” that Joe is “coming to take back what’s mine. The King will not be usurped by a man like you.” Darby says if he walks out the winner, Joe doesn’t get another rematch. If Joe walks out the winner, Darby won’t get a rematch. This will be the final chapter of their feud! So who writes their happily ever after?

 

Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter, The Bunny, The Butcher & The Blade.

Renee Paquette is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as the mercenary trio. Renee thanks them for agreeing to no physicality, and understands that Allie the Bunny requested this time. Bunny tells Hayter, they’re all very impressed by Hayter’s win over Emi Sakura on Rampage last Friday. Now, Bunny feels like Sakura outshined Hayter, but great win nonetheless. And Bunny knows Hayter isn’t the type to back down from a challenge, right? Right. So here’s a challenge: next week on Dynamite, Hayter VS Bunny in a Title Eliminator Match! What does Hayter say? Hayter says absolutely! She bloody loves a challenge, and next week, she’s free.

Renee says there’s something happening as we speak! They get it on the television screen nearby, and it’s Britt Baker being mugged by Saraya and Toni Storm!! Bunny is shocked and Hayter is furious! Hayter hurries off, Saraya talks right into the camera, “AEW is OUR house!” Storm drags Britt up to RAM her into a garage door! Bunny more or less expresses exasperation, but will Hayter be able to save the Doctor?

 

The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd!

The AEW World Tag Team Champions have been reigning for 133 days, but they know the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten, are gunning for them. But first, they tune up against “The Outrunners.” As always, Platinum Max has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed on the mic, you know we the nicest. Fighting two guys in their midlife crisis! I bet you have sex with each other. How we gonna fight the bootleg Beverly Brothers? C’mon, it’s not the 80s! Acclaimed gonna make you call it quits like you Tom Brady! ‘Ey, y’all should be ashamed. In Ohio, everybody loves The Acclaimed.”

Fans cheer, and Bowens gets the mic to say, “NNNUTTER CENTERRR~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does~! But while Caster & Bowens just embarrassed Truth & Turbo, are they walking into a trap game before taking on the Ass Boys?

The teams sort out, the Outrunners decide they’ll scissor finger! They mock the Mega Powers at the same time, but then Bowens SUPERKICKS Truth out of the ring! The bell rings, Caster CHOPS Turbo and scoops him to SLAM him! Tag to Bowens and Bowens goes up top! Caster holds open the legs, SCISSOR ME TURBO! Daddy Ass gets in the ring so that he and the boys can TRIPLE SCISSOR~! Bowens waits on Turbo, mule kicks and hits the ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top, MIC DROP! Cover, The Acclaimed win!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

But wait! Raining on the parade are Austin & Colten! Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” But they tune that out. They go to the ring, and Colten has a mic. “Hey, good match, guys. But we’re here to talk about something serious. Last week, what we said would make us happy are your belts. And we want a shot at those belts, and we want an answer right now.” Fans boo but Caster has the mic to say, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo! Listen.” Bowens says, “You two Rod ‘n’ Todd lookin’ asses want an answer. You do realize you are interrupting the most popular tag team in all of wrestling, right?” Caster adds, “That’s right!”

“The winningest tag team in AEW history!” “That’s right!” “The FOREVER champs, the Acclaimed!” “That’s right!” “And not to mention, EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” But they are the People’s Choice, and the People’s Voice, they will ask the people. Colten says these fans can’t even read! But Bowens still asks Dayton’s opinion: Do the Ass Boys deserve a shot at the tag titles? “NOOO~!” Well, the people have spoken, so NO. Austin & Colten get in Caster’s & Bowens’ faces, but Billy tells them all to stop! Isn’t it enough already? Billy is so sick of this, he is just done! Billy says this is too much, so go ahead, beat the sh*t out of each other!

Daddy Ass steps aside, fans fire up, but Austin says, “There you go. Do exactly what you did our entire childhoods and turn your back on us.” Billy stops walking up the ramp, but then chuckles as he keeps going. Austin says Billy should do what he used to do, and drown his sorrows at the bottom of a PILL BOTTLE! That gets Billy to turn around! Billy storms up on his sons and The Acclaimed, as well as the fans, tell the Ass Boys that they F’d up. Billy is up in Austin’s face and says, “So you two think you just put your big boy pants on? Then you just step up, and you just made the biggest mistake…”

The mic is wonky so Billy throws it down. Bowens gives Billy the good one. Billy wants Austin to look at him after what he just said. Austin looks up at his father’s eyes. Billy says if they’ve got their big boy pants on, if they think they got what it takes, if they think they have what Billy had, then we’ll see next week. They’ve got their title shots! The Acclaimed is surprised but the Ass Boys smile that they’re getting their way. Will Austin & Colten get what they want? Or just what they deserve?

 

Backstage interview with Jack Perry.

Alex Marvez is with Jungle Boy and notes that he and Hook are 2-0 as a team, having beaten The Firm’s Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. The question is: What’s next for #JungleHook? JB says that he had an amazing time teaming with Hook, and Hook has had JB’s back when no one else did. But JB’s done the tag team thing before. In fact, JB has been all the way to the top of that mountain, and fallen all the way down. But this year isn’t about that. What JB will say is that he’ll be a champion again, but all by himself. Then just what title will Jack Perry aim for in this Tarzan Life?

 

Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Konosuke Takeshita!

Speaking of having people’s backs, just as The Machine and MJF were about to destroy Bryan Danielson, The Future of Wrestling rushed out to run them off! But now, Cage and Konosuke go toe to toe, will Cage make Konosuke pay for interfering?

The bell rings and Konosuke BOOTS Cage! Cage BOOTS Konosuke, then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Cage swings but Konosuke swats it to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage wobbles, Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and then TAKESHITA LINES! Cage bails out and fans fire up! Konosuke runs to BOOT Cage off the apron! Konosuke then PLANCHAS and takes Cage down at the ramp! Fans fire up, Konosuke winks at the camera, and then goes back to the apron. But Cage grabs a foot! Konosuke kicks and stomps Cage but Cage yanks Konosuke into a POST BOMB! Konosuke tumbles down and fans boo but Nana cheers.

Cage drags Konosuke up, puts him in, and runs to basement BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Konosuke but Cage drags him back up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts one out, but Konosuke wrenches out! Konosuke throws a forearm, but Cage gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, and Konosuke throws boxing elbows into the ROLLING ELBOW! Cage fights the back suplex, KNEES low, and brags, “Who betta than Cage?” But he runs into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Cage survives and Konosuke is surprised! Nana coaches Cage up but Konosuke aims from a corner. Konosuke runs in to JUMP KNEE, but Cage dodges!

Konosuke tumbles to the apron, Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage climbs the ropes, and he stands Konosuke up. DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Fans boo but Cage flexes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cage drops a knee on Konosuke, sits him up to KNEE him in the back again and again, then he stomps Konosuke back down. Cage paces, drags Konosuke up, and bumps him off buckles. Cage RAMS into Konosuke, RAMS him again, and then CHOPS him! Cage soaks up the heat, but Konosuke CHOPS back! Konosuke fires forearms, then another CHOP! And another CHOP! But Cage BOOTS Konosuke down! Cage grabs the legs, stomps Konosuke in the stomach, then paces around. Cage stands Konosuke up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then RAMS shoulders. Cage wrenches, pump handles, and lifts, but Konosuke slips out!

Konosuke runs in but Cage ducks the boot to roll Konosuke up! Konosuke slips out, but runs into a drop toehold! Konosuke’s on ropes, Cage dials it up, TIGER FEINT KICK! Konosuke staggers to a corner, Cage runs in and UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Cage and Nana are annoyed, but Cage looms over Konosuke. Cage hears the fans rally for Konosuke, but Cage drags him up. Cage reels Konosuke in, puts out another one, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage lifts, only for Konosuke to RANA Cage into buckles! BLINDSIDE JUMP KNEE! Cage staggers, Konosuke goes up, FLYING KNEE!

Both men are down and fans fire up! Konosuke and Cage stir as the ring count starts. Konosuke sits up and feeds off the energy. Konosuke drags Cage up into a waistlock, but Cage elbows free! Cage whips, Konosuke LARIATS on the return! Konosuke drags Cage up, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally while Konosuke fires up. Konosuke aims from the corner as Cage stands, and Konosuke runs in, JUMP- NO! Cage blocks the knee to BUCKLE BOMB! And then fireman’s carry, to an F- NO! Konosuke lands out, lifts and LIGER BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but fans fire up behind Konosuke!

Konosuke aims again while Nana shouts to Cage. Cage stands, Konosuke runs in but the knee is blocked! Cage spins, Konosuke ducks! Konosuke spins, ROLLING ELBOW!! Konosuke reels Cage in, but Cage wrenches out to HEADBUTT! And then SAIDO!! But Konosuke is right up?! Into a DISCUS LARIAT from Cage!! Cover, TWO!?! Konosuke survives and Nana is furious! Cage says he’s gonna end this, and he suplexes, only for Konosuke to slip out! Konosuke suplexes, SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cage roars as he rises up, but Konosuke ROCKS him with another elbow! And then another suplex, for another BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Cage survives, he must truly be a machine! But Dayton rallies behind Konosuke. Konosuke runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage fireman’s carries, for the F10!! Nana says no prisoners! Cage drags Konosuke up again, puts him in the corner and hoists him to the top. Cage then goes to the outside and climbs up after Konosuke. But Konosuke throws forearms in return! Konosuke suplexes for a SUPER BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans are thunderous and Konosuke aims again! KNOCKOUT KNEE!!! Cover, Konosuke wins!!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Cage may be a machine, but the machine just broke down against the bullet train! Will Konosuke continue to prove why he IS The Future of Wrestling?

 

Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Renee is with Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, and of course, Chris Jericho himself. Renee says that we heard Ricky Starks’ comments from last week, addressing how the JAS cheated to win. What is their reaction? Jericho says, “Cheated? We haven’t worked together in five years, and you’re accusing us of cheating? Let me say this, Renee. Ricky Starks, he didn’t lose to a baseball bat, no. Did you see a baseball bat in there?” Of course the JAS says no. Jericho says Starks lost to the JAS. And now Starks challenges them, “How can I get another match with Chris Jericho?”

Jericho says the JAS has an idea how Starks can do that. Right, Sammy? Sammy says yes. Garcia and Sammy put their heads together, and they came up with a great idea: The Guevara-Garcia… No, wait, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet! Danny thanks Sammy for the top billing on that name. Renee asks what kind of gauntlet they have in mind. Garcia says it’s a rather simple concept. “Ricky, first you’re gonna have to beat Cool Hand Ange. And if that happens, you’re gonna have to beat Daddy Magic.” Menard adds, “Beat Daddy Magic? I DON’T THINK SO!” Garcia says that if Starks somehow does that, then he beats either Garcia or Guevara, but they’ll reveal that the night of.

And then, if somehow, by the skin of his teeth, Starks makes it past all that, only then does Starks get his hands on Jericho. Jericho tells Starks, “You don’t call the shots around here, the Jericho Appreciation Society does. So if you can get through the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet, I’ll be ready to rip your ass!” Will the Absolute survive three matches in one go to finally have another shot at The Ocho?

 

The Elite speak.

Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if the camera is rolling as he, brother Nick, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa and Don Callis are on the basketball court. Cutler says yes, they’re live, while Nakazawa and Callis are oiling Omega up. Matt says, “Ladies and gentlemen, check it out who it is! It’s the first-ever, two-time Trios Champions, The Elite.” Omega says that’s right, and he tells Top Flight, “I watched what you guys did. After a Best of 7 Series in a ladder match, you got one up on our boys. Well how ’bout next week, you bring your friend, AR Fox, next week and we’ll put these belts on the line, and you guys can shoot your shot.

“But hey, when you shoot that shot, you best not miss. Because The Elite never miss. Nick, if you will.” Nick takes the rock and shoots it, THREE POINTER! Oh, but wait! The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy walk in. Callis has Cutler keep rolling, and Omega mockingly asks where Stokely is, he can’t see him. Oh haha, Stokely knows you see him, he’s right here. But listen, you three are doing NOTHING all week? No wrestling, nothing? Just a week off? Ethan thinks that’s funny. The Firm’s employees don’t have that luxury, they work every single week, and Ethan wants that streak to continue.

So Ethan says how about this: The Elite VS Ethan, Matt & “Zay,” Friday on Rampage. Omega tells Callis he isn’t so sure, but Callis says this is Matt Hardy. If they get footage of Hardy taking a One Winged Angel, they could sell that NFT for a lot of money. Hardy says, “What about an NFT with Matt Hardy Twist-Of-Fating Omega?” Ethan likes that better! Well, as far as a match, it’s done. The Elite VS The Whatever They Are. Kassidy says he hopes the Elite is ready, cuz they sure are. Kassidy unsettles Kenny with an arm around his shoulders and a moan, and Ethan says this is good business. Hey, Brandon, is it? Cut the camera!

Matt Jackson tells Ethan Page that he doesn’t tell Brandon what to do! THEY tell him! Turn off the camera, ya damn dumbass! And get off the court, they’re trying to play. But will this 3v3 pick-up game go The Elite’s way? Or is it a trap game before taking on Fox, Dante & Darius?

 

Bryan Danielson VS Timothy Thatcher!

In the American Dragon’s quest to be #1 contender, he has defeated Tony Nese, Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido and Brian Cage, an undefeated streak of 4-0 in 2023! But now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has enlisted a fighter very much like Bryan in his savage technical ability. Will Bryan make it to the deadline still on top? Or is this where MJF wins before Revolution even begins?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel out the grapple, but Bryan’s shoulder is an obvious target. They grapple, Bryan puts Thatcher on ropes but Thatcher shifts to get the arm. Thatcher wrangles Bryan but Bryan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, and then smirks as he watches Bryan get up. Bryan and Thatcher feel out another grapple, Thatcher puts him in the corner, and then European Uppercuts! And again! And again! Bryan sits down and Thatcher goes after the arm! Thatcher twists the elbow and wrist, isolates the arm, and stands on the hand! Thatcher KNEES the arm!

Bryan scrambles away but Thatcher is right on him with a double wristlock! Bryan powers Thatcher to ropes, and clasps his hands behind his back. The ref counts, the two let off, but then Bryan fires off body shots and kicks! Bryan grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Bryan holds onto the leg, turns Thatcher over and ties those legs up, to get a Deathlock! Fans rally as Bryan sits on the hold, then SNAPS it! Bryan then shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Thatcher pries the fingers away! Bryan shouts in pain but Thatcher twists the arm! And STOMPS it down! Fans boo but Thatcher grins with that missing-tooth smile.

Thatcher KNEES Bryan in the back, stalks him to a corner, but Bryan puts Thatcher in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and KICK and KICK! Fans rally, Bryan runs corner to corner, and DROPKICKS! Bryan facelocks but Thatcher wrenches and WRINGS Bryan’s arm! Fans boo more but Thatcher drags Bryan up with a double wristlock! Thatcher uses his height to lift Bryan off the mat! Then Thatcher pushes Bryan down, but Bryan keeps his shoulders up. Bryan crawls around, ROPEBREAK! Thatcher lets go at 4 while fans rally up. Bryan clutches his arm but Thatcher goes after it again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Bryan endures but they’re also in the ropes so the ref counts. Thatcher lets off at 4, then digs his boot into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Thatcher lets off, only to stand on Bryan’s chest! The ref counts, Thatcher steps away, and he grins as he soaks up the heat. Thatcher mocks Bryan’s pain, then KNEES the bad shoulder! Thatcher KNEES Bryan again, goes out to drag Bryan tot he apron, and he SLAMS the arm on the edge! Bryan clutches his bicep and shoulder while the ref reprimands. Thatcher slides into the ring and stands Bryan up by his ears! Thatcher CLUBS Bryan on the chest! Thatcher fishhooks Bryan to stand him up, and CLUBS him again!

Bryan sits down, Thatcher stands him back up, and he hammerlocks the bad arm. Thatcher then back suplexes Bryan up and into the ring! Thatcher dusts off his hands while crawling to the cover, but Bryan wrangles him into the LEBELL LOCK!! Thatcher got cocky and got caught! But he scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets off quickly, but Thatcher is right on him! Thatcher UPPERCUTS the arm! Bryan goes to a corner, Thatcher KNEES him down, then drags Bryan back up. Thatcher EuroUppers Bryan, taunts the fans, then EuroUppers Bryan again. Bryan leans against ropes, Thatcher snarls at the fans, then gets in Bryan’s face.

Dynamite returns to single picture as Thatcher traps Bryan’s bad arm behind his back and throws hard body shots to that side. The ref counts but Thatcher grins as he throws more shots. Bryan fights back with HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan backs Thatcher down, but Thatcher fires off body shot after body shot! Thatcher drags Bryan out to a hammerlock GROVIT, and then hits a GROVIT-PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bryan is still in this but Thatcher snarls. Thatcher stalks Bryan at the ropes, bumps him off buckles, then reels Bryan in to hoist him up top. Thatcher UPPERCUTS, climbs up after Bryan, and he underhooks the arms!

Bryan resists and fans fire up! Bryan breaks free, throws body shot after body shot in return, and then HEADBUTTS Thatcher down! Thatcher growls and gets right back up! But Bryan throws more body shots! Fans rally “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan HEADBUTTS again! Thatcher stays down this time, and Bryan stands up! Thatcher stands in time for the MISSILE DROPKICK! Both men are down as Bryan clutches his bad arm, but Dayton rallies up behind him! Bryan and Thatcher sit up, both snarl, and Thatcher EuroUppers! Bryan EuroUppers in return! They go uppercut for uppercut, but Thatcher gets the edge!

Bryan fires up to KICK! And KICK! Bryan KICKS away on Thatcher’s chest, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan powers up but Thatcher blocks the Buzzsaw! Thatcher goes for the bad arm, wrangles Bryan down, but Bryan rolls through and gets around to waistlock. Thatcher bucks the O’Conner but runs into a backslide! TWO, FUJIWARA! No, Bryan rolls through to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! But Bryan clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans rally again, but Thatcher blocks the arm! Bryan claws Thatcher’s face to get free, and get a SLEEPER! But Thatcher wants that bad arm! Bryan has to shift his grip, but Thatcher stands!

Thatcher pries the sleeper open because he can get the bad arm, but Bryan powers up! Bryan has the hold on tight, so Thatcher backs Bryan down! They end up ramming the ref into the corner! Bryan still holds on, but Thatcher hits a BIG back suplex! All three men are down and fans fire up! But here comes MJF! The AEW World Champion tells Dayton to shush, and he puts on the Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF says, “It’s too damn easy. This is done! This is done!” MJF goes to the ring, but KONOSUKE flies in outta nowhere!! Konosuke won’t let MJF screw Bryan over! Konosuke attacks MJF, RAMS him into railing, and chases him to the back!

Bryan has Thatcher but Thatcher snatches the arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! The ref is up, he asks Bryan, but Bryan endures! Thatcher pushes way back on the arm, but Bryan pushes his way forward with his legs! ROPEBREAK!! Fans fire up as Bryan survives by a literal foot! Thatcher lets go in frustration and he scowls as he throws hands on the bad arm. Thatcher drags Bryan up, clinches, BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX! Bryan flounders but Thatcher runs in, clinches, but Bryan switches! GERMAN SUPLEX! Thatcher fumes as he gets back up! Bryan dodges him, runs back in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

Now 5-0 on the year, the quest continues! The American Dragon is not yet slain, but wait! MJF and Konosuke continue brawling backstage! MJF turns things around to send MJF into a road case! MJF gets a chair to CHUCK it at Konosuke’s head! And then he throws a trash bin! MJF says if Konosuke wants after him, this is what he gets! But Konosuke turns things back around to SMACK MJF off a table! MJF comes back, the hands fly, and security rushes in! Referees and management try to stop this, too! MJF says he’ll kill Konosuke but Konosuke says about the same in Japanese! Renee runs in to be on the scene, and she tells everyone to stop!

Renee informs everyone, “Per Tony Khan, next week on Dynamite in an Eliminator match, it will be Takeshita VS MJF!” MJF is pissed, he doesn’t agree to that, but he MUST! Will the Devil of AEW find that the Future of Wrestling is better than him?

 

Mogul Affiliates speak.

Swerve Strickland says, “It’s been a real relaxing last couple of weeks for Swerve and the Mogul Affiliates and all, since getting rid of some dead weight and all this. Until I was like, retriggered.” Dustin Rhodes returning to stand in front of Swerve’s camera, in front of Swerve’s lights, and with Swerve’s interviewer! “The Rhodes Family legacy really gets under my skin, with your father, Dusty Rhodes, giving Keith Lee the ‘Limitless’ moniker. So, since he’s not here, Dustin’s not here, either, let’s find some other nepotism, second generation punk boy to get rid of Friday night on Rampage. That means you, Brian Pillman. Ain’t that right, Parker?”

Parker Boudreaux says that’s right. “Ain’t that right, Trench?” The tattooed man says, “Yeah, that’s right.” Hoodies up, but will they put Bulletproof BPJ down?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

February 8th, the deadline for Bryan Danielson becoming #1 contender, will see The American Dragon taking on La Faccion Ingobernable’s El Toro Blanco, RUSH!! And speaking of…

Backstage interview with LFI.

Lexi Nair is with El Toro Blanco, but also Jose the Assistant and “Perro Peligroso,” Preston Vance. She notes the announcement of Rush VS Bryan, but then there’s a knock at the door. MJF walks in and says, “Hola, mi hermanos! Senor Vance, Senor Jose, Senor Rrrrrush.” Rush asks what the hell this “perro” wants. MJF double checks, “perro” is dog, right? Well, there’s a little thing called personal space, so he’s just gonna take a step back. “But here’s the deal: my, uh, Spanish is come se dice… Mid. But I know one language, my friend, that is mucho, mucho universal.” And that is MONEY! A huge briefcase full of it!

MJF snaps the case shut and smiles. This first one is free of charge. But he has FIVE MORE filled to the brim with dinero. All Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson “by any means necessary.” All Rush needs to do is rip Bryan’s arm off and beat him over the head with it. Can Rush pull that off for him? Jose, translate. Jose translates, but Rush seems to understand explicitly. Rush tells MJF in Spanish, and MJF asks “dipsh*t” Jose to translate. Jose sums it up by saying they have a deal. Oh, is that right? That sounded a bit longer than that. But Rush, you don’t have to like MJF. He just has to get the job done. Pleasure doing business with you, perro.

MJF leaves, but Rush has his mission. Will Rush be raking in the money with one match? Or will nothing stop Bryan Danielson from earning his title match?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Red Velvet!

Finally, the biggest, fastest-rising star has reached her FIFTIETH match! But while the streak started with The Chef, will it end with her, too? Or will #ThatBitch not be stopped by even the person who knows her best?

The introductions are made, but Velvet attacks while Jade is strutting around! The bell rings, Velvet fires off forearms but Jade knees her low. Jade whips Velvet to a corner but Velvet boots her back! THESZ PRESS! Velvet rains down hands but Jade shoves her away. Velvet ducks but runs into an elbow! Jade drags Velvet up, but Velvet fires off forearms! Velvet whips, Jade blocks to reverse, but Velvet holds ropes. Jade runs in but Velvet sends her out! Leila hurries to Jade’s side but Velvet builds speed! Velvet WRECKS Jade with a dropkick! Velvet tells Leila to back off, then she storms up on Jade.

Jade elbows Velvet away, but Velvet comes back to ROCK Jade! Velvet CHOPS Jade right in front of her family! Velvet then puts Jade in the ring, storms up on her and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Jade staggers up, blocks a superkick, and she spins Velvet around. Velvet ducks the haymaker and runs the ropes, then wheelbarrows, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up while Jade drags Velvet over to a cover, TWO! Velvet is toughing it out but Jade is getting frustrated. Jade scoops Velvet to SLAM her, then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Leila is annoyed and Jade frowns while Velvet sputters. Jade drags Velvet up, CLUBS her down, and Leila applauds. Jade bumps Velvet off top buckles, then middle buckles, then bottom buckles! Jade stands on Velvet in the corner and soaks up the cheers and jeers, but lets off at 4. Jade and the ref argue, but Leila gets cheap shots in! Leila scurries away and Jade hauls Velvet up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then kips up! Jade holds up both hands to say 50, and then flexes. Velvet bails out, Leila talks trash, and Jade storms over. Jade walks up but Velvet sends her into railing! Jade is getting mad, but Velvet avoids one haymaker to PENALTY KICK from the apron!

Velvet CROSSBODIES, but Jade catches her! Jade POSTS Velvet, then carries her around the way. Jade trophy lifts Velvet, goes up the steel steps, and then TOSSES Velvet at the ropes! Velvet falls, Jade covers, TWO!!! Velvet survives and Jade is getting real mad. Leila rallies the Baddie cheering section, and Jade stalks Velvet to a corner. Jade drags Velvet up, and TOSSES her across the way! Jade says that’s 50 right there, and then she does push-ups as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Velvet CHOPS! Jade CLUBS Velvet, then TOSSES her across the way again! Jade swaggers, dribbles, but Velvet dodges the dunk!

Velvet DROPKICKS Jade, then hits a CODE BREAKER! Jade staggers around, Velvet KICKS and KICKS and mule kicks! Velvet runs, but Jade BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Velvet is still in this and wait! Kiera Hogan RAMS Leila into steel steps! The other former Baddie is here, but other refs come out to have her leave. This all distracts Jade, and Velvet rolls her up! Jade rolls through, but the STIR IT UP hits!! Cover, but the refs aren’t paying attention!! Fans count, Velvet would’ve won twice over by now! Aubrey Edwards finally notices and counts, TWO!! Jade survives and fans can’t believe it!!

Velvet is furious, she drags Jade around and hooks an arm, short arm scissor, and then the INVERSION! Jade endures, fights, but Velvet kicks at her! Jade endures as Velvet pulls on the arm, and she deadlifts Velvet! But Velvet sunset flips! Jade stays up, drags Velvet up with both hands, and pops her around! Chicken wings for JADED!!! Cover, Jade wins!!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

FIFTY AND OH! Velvet came the closest of all, but will anyone ever stop Jade’s undefeated streak?

 

Backstage interview with Britt Baker.

Renee is with The Doctor, as well as Jamie Hayter, as they are with Doc Sampson. We only caught a glimpse of what happened to her earlier at the hands of Saraya & Storm, how is Britt feeling? Britt says this is fine. She’s fine, and if that’s how Storm & Saraya wanna play, that’s fine, too. Because Britt & Hayter can play that game, too. But wait, in walks Ruby Soho! Ruby just wants to talk. She heard what happened, is Britt good? Uh, Ruby, weren’t those your girls? Ruby has Britt hold on there. Ruby has nothing to do with Saraya & Storm, she doesn’t know what Britt’s talking about.

Britt says Ruby’s known Saraya & Storm a lot longer than she’s known the AEW originals, so sorry if it’s strange that Ruby only now shows up. But yeah, Britt is good. Hayter says Britt is great, actually. Ruby says she’s glad to hear it and walks off. There are battle lines being drawn, which side is the Runaway on?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

Not only are The Elite and The Firm having it out, it is for the AEW World Trios Championships! Will Kenny & The Young Bucks make it through All Ego, Hardy & Kassidy to then take on Fox & Top Flight? Or will there be a change of plans for Dynamite? And speaking of Saraya & Storm, they are in tag team action once again, but will they continue to beat down All Elite homegrown talent? Plus, before taking on Bryan Danielson, Rush will take on the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, in an epic match of former ROH World Heavyweight Champions! Will El Toro Blanco build momentum going into his battle with The American Dragon?

 

AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred: Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Samoa Joe!

The series is tied at 1-1, with the Samoan Submission Specialist winning in Texas, but the Relentless One winning in his hometown of Seattle. Dynamite in Dayton is throwing out all the rules except one: win! Will Darby continue to be the fighting champion? Or will Joe return to being the One True King of Wrestling Television?

The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, this is the series finale of Darby VS Joe!

Darby takes off his trench coat to reveal he, uh, customized his Hoodlum hoodie. He’s covered it in thumbtacks!! And as soon as he’s in the ring, he rushes in to COFFIN SPLASH Joe! Joe is reeling from the tack attack but Darby fires off tack-covered forearms! Fans fire up as Darby runs corner to corner, but Joe dodges the splash to GAMANGIRI! Joe then wraps up an arm in his towel, to LARIAT Darby down! Fans rally, Joe pulls Darby’s tack hoodie off and throws it away. Joe drags Darby up to CHOP him! Darby goes to a corner, but Darby kicks back. Joe stomps Darby, stomps him down, then storms off.

Joe goes out to look under the ring, and he brings out a TABLE! Dayton fires up, Joe picks the table up, but Darby DIVES into the table and Joe! The table doesn’t break but it, Joe and Darby all hit the floor! Joe is busted open on his forehead and fans fire up! Darby hurries to stand the table up, to then drop it on Joe! Darby then brings the steel steps around into the corner of the railing. Darby whips, Joe reverses, and Darby not only clips steel steps, he clips railing! Darby lands on his feet just from momentum, but he soon falls to his knees, clutching his back! Fans lose their minds while Joe stalks out after Darby.

Joe stands Darby up, throws knees into him, and then throws him into railing. Joe drags Darby up and they go up the bleachers. Joe SMACKS Darby off the handrail, then brings him up further. Joe smacks Darby off more railing, then keeps him going up. But Darby fights back! Darby CLUBS and CLAWS Joe’s back! Fans fire up but Joe DUMPS Darby down the steps! Fans are going nuts while Joe glares through his crimson mask, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Joe drags Darby up again, grinds him against the handrail, then SMACKS him off a fan’s chair! They go back to the lower level as Darby kicks Joe and crawls away. Joe keeps after Darby, drags him up, and brings him around the way to TOSS back to ringside! Darby narrowly misses hitting steel steps head first! Joe stalks Darby, drags Darby back up, then scoop SLAMS him on the steps! Darby writhes, flounders away, but Joe follows him to the corner. Darby throws Joe’s ROH World TV title at him, but that only upsets Joe. Joe storms in after Darby, stalks him to a corner, and waits on Darby to stand before he DECKS him!

Joe eggs Darby on as he stands over him. Darby doesn’t stand so Joe makes him. Joe snapmares to CHOP Darby on the back! And PENALTY KICK him in the chest! And then drops a fist on his head! Joe watches Darby writhe and the ref checks on him. Joe grins through the crimson mask, then stomps Darby down. Joe kicks Darby, then clamps on a neck wrench! Joe leans all his weight on Darby but Darby throws body shots. Joe doesn’t budge, and he CLUBS Darby down. Joe grins as Darby tires to sit back up. Joe clamps the neck wrench back on and he twists even harder! Darby endures, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Darby throws more body shots.

Joe lets go of the neck wrench, Darby hobbles and runs, but into an ELBOW! Darby falls over and Joe covers, TWO! Joe keeps focus as he looms over Darby. Joe KICKS Darby to a corner, and then stomps him. Fans rally and duel, but Joe is annoyed by that. Joe drags Darby up, DECKS him with a forearm, then clamps on another neck wrench! It’s practically a vice on Darby’s head, squeezing his skull! Darby endures, fights up, and he RAMS Joe into buckles! Darby fires off forearms and SLAPS! Darby runs corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives the #STJOE, but Joe stands Darby up to CHOP him!

Darby staggers, Joe CHOPS him again! Darby flops to the apron, Joe builds speed and he BOOTS Darby to the floor! Joe then storms out and looks under the ring. Joe brings out another TABLE! Fans fire up again but Joe has fans move aside. Fans oblige and Joe rests the table against railing. Darby is in the ring, Joe goes in and brings Darby up, but Darby JAWBREAKERS before the sleeper could lock in! Darby runs in at the corner to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Darby CHOPS away on Joe, but Joe TOSSES Darby right out of the ring! Joe has been treating Darby like a throw pillow, emphasis on the “throw!”

Darby flounders up, but Joe goes back over to bring him back in. Joe suplexes high and hard! Joe then goes out to fetch chairs! Joe puts a handful of chairs in the ring, then sets them up together. Fans fire up as they’re back to back to make a wedge! Joe stands Darby up, brings him over, BIG back suplex on the chair wedge!! Darby writhes and Joe has a sadistic smile. “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe turns the chairs around to face each other, then brings Darby back up. But Darby uses POCKET SAND to stop the bomb! CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives but Darby hurries to hop on! THROWBACK STUNNER!

Joe falls into a drop zone, and Darby hurries to get his hoodie back! Darby puts that back on, climbs up the corner, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives the tack-enhanced senton and fans can’t believe it! Darby hurries outside and goes looking. Darby uses a knife to cut the strings that hold down the canvas! Some are tough but they all give way, and Darby pulls the canvas away. Darby then drags off the foam padding to expose bare wood! Darby is deconstructing the ring in order to better destroy Joe! Darby sees Joe outside, builds speed and DIVES, but Joe walks away! Darby CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

Dayton is losing their minds as Joe puts Darby back in! Joe sets Darby’s tack covered jacket down, he picks Darby up, and he POWERBOMBS him on the tacks! AND THEN HE SMOTHERS DARBY WITH THE TACK JACKET!! Darby DIGS at Joe’s eyes!! Joe lets Darby go, but he staggers around blindly! Joe stands up into a CHAIR SHOT! And another! And another! Darby has Joe on the hard wood, climbs up top, but Joe pushes the ref into the ropes to trip Darby up!! Joe climbs up after Darby, tucks him in, and hits a SUPER MUSCLE BUSTER TO THE WOOD!!!! Cover, JOE WINS!!!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

Darby’s relentless streak is over! Samoa Joe is now a TWO-TIME TWO BELT CHAMPION! But wait! “THIS IS WAAAR~!” Fans go nuts for Wardlow as he storms down to the ring! Joe is just as shocked as Wardlow runs in! SPEAR!! Wardlow rains down fists on the man who took his title and his top knot! Wardlow rips his shirt off, drags Joe up, but Joe scrambles away! Fans boo but Joe isn’t going to fight again so soon after the war he just went through. Security rushes out but Wardlow CLOBBERS them all! Then he hauls one up to POWERBOMB out onto all the others!! Wardlow will not be denied, when and where will he get his hands on Joe?


My Thoughts:

This was an awesome Dynamite! Same balance of action and talking, but the action was all on a different level this week. Of the talking, we got good stuff out of this AEW Originals VS Imports in the Women’s Division. Saraya & Storm really up their Heel heat by just attacking Britt unprovoked, and then Ruby checking in on Britt was an interesting turnaround from her telling she didn’t want Britt’s help. But we’re getting closer and closer to that big tag(?) match. Hell, make it a Blood & Guts match but with the women rather than the men. Saraya leads a team, Britt leads a team, Ruby will choose Britt’s side and there could even be a twist of Shida betraying Saraya during the match to cost the anti-AEW team.

Good promo from the JAS to set up things with Starks. I just knew Starks would have to beat everyone in the JAS eventually, so it’s clever for them to get it all done in one gauntlet match. Starks will of course make it past Menard and Parker, and I bet that just as it looks like Garcia is stepping up to face Starks, Guevara takes the spotlight from him. Starks will still get through the final opponent, and he’ll get his match with Jericho. Good promo from Mogul Affiliates, because one: it establishes that their group doesn’t like multigenerational wrestlers, and two: it gave Granden Goetzman his wrestler name, “Trench.” Swerve will surely beat BPJ, but I bet Dustin teams up with BPJ and Brock Anderson as a sort of AEW take on WWE’s Legacy faction to take on Mogul Affiliates.

Good promo from Jack Perry, but I’m surprised he waited until now to establish that he’s done with tag teams. But I suppose he’s done with The Firm, too, so he’s done needing reinforcements. As it stands, if he wants a singles title, he could start with the All-Atlantic Championship, but I could see JB making a move for THE AEW World title. Speaking of The Firm, good promo from them and The Elite. I wonder if this was really live or just the take where Nick actually made that shot. Anyway, I’m also surprised the trios match for Rampage is for the titles when the titles are going to be on the line for Dynamite. But I suppose if Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin are fighting champions, then so should the Elite. Which of course means The Elite win on Rampage to go on to face Fox & Flight.

We got an awesome match from Bryan VS Thatcher, but of course Bryan wins to keep his story going. Even after he had that awesome match with Brian Cage, Konosuke going after MJF was a great move. And getting himself an Eliminator match is a good, too, but I feel like MJF finds a way to stand tall. He’ll either cheat to win, or just get himself disqualified quickly so his night will be over quickly. MJF also had a really good promo with LFI. Rush is a great choice to take on Bryan Danielson, and Rush is also going to have a great match with Christopher Daniels on Rampage. I’m sure Bryan will still find a way to win and we’ll still get that Ironman match, it just has to be how this goes.

It’s mostly because I don’t even know who is the #2 contender, since AEW still hasn’t kept up with rankings in this new year. AEW bringing out a sudden twist of MJF still having that One Hour Ironman match against someone other than Bryan would be great stuff, since MJF has been so focused on Bryan, but I feel like getting MJF VS Bryan is still the thing everyone wants to see. Great opening match out of Hangman VS Moxley, and of course Moxley bleeds. It’s practically in his contract. But Hangman losing by a roll-up was a great surprise, and them still being after each other after, this has to continue until Revolution.

The Acclaimed winning a squash was a bit surprising, but obviously that was to make room for the promo that set up things with The Gunn Sons. But Billy suddenly saying his sons can have a title match with The Acclaimed? I hope there isn’t a turn coming where Billy is suddenly on his sons’ side again. It just feels like something is fishy, but who knows. Really good TBS title match from Jade and Velvet, but I guess since this wasn’t at a PPV, Jade wasn’t about to lose. Kiera trying to help Velvet only to mess things up was at least a good detail to protect Jade. But at this rate, who is even going to beat Jade when she’s gotten through even some great established names.

And of course, an awesome No Holds Barred match for the TNT title. Great innovation, such as Darby’s tack covered jacket and the different table spots. I was actually rather surprised to see Joe win this to once again be dual champion. But at the same time, Wardlow returning to continue his story with Joe is a logical reason as to why Joe needs to have the TNT title again. Perhaps Wardlow gets the TNT title back to have a second chance with that, and Darby can move up into the world title scene. And assuming MJF retains at Revolution, it works for Darby to be next as they have history in AEW.

My Score: 9/10


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