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Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Results & Report! (2/18/23)

The final stop before WrestleMania!



WWE Elimination Chamber 2023

Will Sami Zayn pull off a Montreal Miracle?

Before Cody Rhodes challenges for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania, Sami Zayn gets his shot at Roman Reigns! Will the Great Liberator drastically change the WWE’s landscape?


  • Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber: Asuka VS Liv Morgan VS Raquel Rodriguez VS Carmella VS Natalya VS Nikki Cross; Asuka wins and will challenge Bianca Belair for the title at WrestleMania.
  • Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar; Lashley wins, by disqualification.
  • Mixed Tag Match: Edge & Beth Phoenix VS Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley; Edge & Beth win.
  • WWE United States Championship Elimination Chamber: Austin Theory VS Seth Rollins VS Bronson Reed VS Johnny Gargano VS Damian Priest VS Montez Ford; Theory wins and retains the title.
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman VS Sami Zayn; Roman Reigns wins and retains the title.


It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!

Join Kayla Braxton, Kevin Patrick, Wade Barrett and Pete Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action that’s going to heat up tonight!


Backstage interview with Austin Theory.

Byron Saxton catches the United States Champion as he’s arriving and says he steps inside the “grueling” Elimination Chamber against “five of the fiercest WWE superstars.” Theory says let’s look at those five. Johnny Gargano is a stay at home dad. Montez Ford, how’d he even get into this thing? This isn’t a tag team match. Bronson Reed is just a massive waste of space. And then there’s Damian Priest, a former US Champion! We forgot all about that when Theory became champ. And Theory’s “favorite,” Seth Freakin’ Rollins. AKA Seth “The Past” Rollins! Every time Theory beats Rollins, Rollins goes further and further into the past.

“And that’s exactly what’s gonna happen tonight to all five of those superstars. Because the reality is, we are in the now, and I am the Forever Champ. And they are all just lucky that they get to experience Austin Theory Live. How ’bout that?” Theory laughs his way towards the locker room, but is his ego going to bring him down when the odds are not in his favor?


“On this path to glory…”

“… forward is the only way. No matter the danger, you must face it head on. The fear is bitter. The obstacles, unrelenting. You freeze or fight. And man, that’s cold. But when the storm hits home, it hits big. The Chamber calls, and the only way out is in.” Face the danger, brave the Chamber, and grab glory with both hands!


Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber: Asuka VS Liv Morgan VS Raquel Rodriguez VS Carmella VS Natalya VS Nikki Cross!

Having cleared out Bayley and Becky, The EST awaits a new challenger for WrestleMania. The Empress of Tomorrow, the LIVing Embodiment, Ricky Desperado, the Fabulous Princess of Staten Island, the Queen of Harts, and Anarchy Incarnate are all fighting to win, but who will survive the steel to head for gold?

Asuka makes her entrance first, followed by Carmella, who eggs Asuka on while she’s in a pod. Mella goes to her corner, and then Raquel makes her entrance. Fourth out is Nikki, and she’s more than excited to be back in the Chamber. This leaves Natty and Liv to start, which Montreal is excited for. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Natty hits a headlock takeover. Liv fights up, powers out, but Natty runs her over. Natty stares Liv down and smiles, then things speed up. Natty rolls, Liv whips, but Natty hurdles and comes back to waistlock, O’Conner Roll! TWO, Liv rolls Natty, TWO! The two stare down and fans fire up.

Natty and Liv reset and circle, tie up, and Natty waistlocks. Liv elbows free and Natty goes to a corner. Liv runs in, Natty throws her up and out, then ROCKS her with a right. Natty goes out after Liv but Liv whips her into the steel chains! And then again! And again! And again! Natty falls and Liv sits her up for a kiss on the cheek. Liv then goes up the chains to DOUBLE STOMP Natty down! Fans are torn and Liv catches her breath. Liv then digs Natty into the chain and pushes her head through them! Natty struggles to get free, she throws hands but Liv kicks her low. Liv runs in but is sent into a pod!

Liv staggers, Nikki laughs, and Natty SMACKS Liv off the pod again! Fans cheer Natty and she brings Liv back up, to SMACK her into the pod again! Nikki watches with a big grin while fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” Natty says okay, and she SMACKS Liv back into the pod! Natty then hauls Liv up but Liv pushes back. Liv swings, but into the lift, rebound and TOSS into the chains! Now Natty puts Liv through the chains for a motorcycle stretch! The countdown is here, and the first one out of their pod is… RAQUEL! Big Mami Cool ROCKS Natty with forearm after forearm! Raquel then RAMS shoulders and runs Natty over!

Raquel drags Natty up, whips her to ropes, but Natty kicks back! Natty runs, into a LARIAT! Raquel drags Natty back up, waistlocks, but Natty resists the lift. Liv runs in, but Raquel BOOTS her! Raquel SLAMS Natty, then whips Liv to a corner hard! Liv bounces off buckles, Raquel brings Natty up and whips her in. Natty runs into Liv, and Raquel revs up to run in, STINGER SPLASH SANDWICH! Raquel then TOSSES Natty away, and scoops Liv for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans fire up and Raquel BOOTS Natty down! Raquel goes out after Natty, she brings Natty up into a fireman’s carry, and RAMS her into the chains! And again! And again!

Raquel drops Natty, fans are a bit torn, but Raquel stands Natty back up. Raquel hauls Natty up in an Alabama Lift, but Liv jumps on! But Raquel catches her! Natty sunset flips to BOMB Raquel into chains! Fans fire up as all three women are down! Natty throws Liv into the ring, storms up on her, and she grabs the legs. Natty stomps Liv’s stomach, but Liv blocks. Liv BOOTS Natty away, then monkey flips her! But Natty holds onto the legs, only for Liv to roll her up! TWO! Liv kicks, KICKS and springboards, but Natty throws her to Raquel, who catches her! NECKBREAKER CODE BREAKER COMBO!! Natty covers Raquel, TWO!

The countdown is back, and next out is… NIKKI! Nikki RAMS into Natty, CLOBBERS Raquel, and then SPLASHES Liv! She SPLASHES Natty, then SPLASHES Raquel! Nikki keeps going, another SPLASH for Liv! But Raquel POSTS Nikki! Raquel runs in, but posts herself! Natty elbows Nikki, whips, but Nikki reverses and sends Natty out! Liv kicks, KICKS, but misses the enziguri on Nikki! Nikki TOSSES Liv, then she grins as she sees everyone else is down. Nikki grabs Liv’s legs to CATAPULT her into a pod! Nikki drags Natty up, RAMS her into the chains again and again, then goes to Raquel to do the same!

Nikki digs Raquel’s face into the chains, and chinbars to really twist Raquel up! Raquel can only endure, and Nikki lets off to scare Mella. Nikki digs Raquel’s face into the pod! Mella mocks Raquel’s pain and Nikki throws Raquel down. Nikki then looks up, and decides to climb! Fans fire up as Nikki gets on top of Mella’s pod, throws her jacket around, and then away. Nikki aims, and SUPER CROSSBODIES!! Down go Raquel, Natty AND Liv! Fans are thunderous and Mella can’t even! Nikki grins and waves to fans, and the countdown is back. Next into the pod is… CARMELLA! She hurries to cover Liv, TWO!

Mella covers Natty, TWO! Mella waves at Asuka to taunt her, but Nikki sneaks in. Mella gets right up against Asuka’s pod, saying she’s not afraid. But then Nikki slithers up and Mella is creeped out. Mella wants back in her pod! Mella stays safe but fans boo. Nikki turns around, and Raquel picks her up! To RAM her through Mella’s pod!! Mella runs away and wants to borrow Raquel’s pod for safety! Fans lose their minds over what Raquel just did, and she drags Nikki up out of the wreckage. Raquel TOSSES Nikki in, covers, Raquel ELIMINATES Nikki! But Liv is up top, she leaps for a FLYING CODE BREAKER!!

Raquel flounders away, Liv chases after, springboard, but Raquel tosses her to the chains! Liv clings onto the chains to climb! Natty CLUBS Raquel but that just pisses Raquel off! Raquel BOOTS Natty, goes back in and hauls Natty up, to RAM her into a corner! Raquel puts Natty up top, throws forearms, then climbs up after her. Natty and Raquel fight, Natty slips under, but Raquel holds ropes! Raquel rains down fists and even stomps Natty into sitting down! But Liv is up on top of Asuka’s pod! SUPER FLYING SUNSET BOMB!! Mella covers, TWO!?!? Raquel survives and no one can believe it! And the last countdown is here! TIME FOR ASUKA!!!

Asuka BOOTS Mella before she can get in a pod, then dribbles her off the glass! And then off chains! Fans are thunderous, “ASUKA’S GONNA KILL~ YOU!” Mella is pushed into the chains while Asuka smiles! Asuka then brings Mella around to URAKEN! URAKEN! SOBAT! KICK! URAKEN! But Mella ducks the roundhouse and Asuka kicks pod! Asuka hobbles, but she keeps moving, SLIDING KICK on Mella! Fans fire up, Asuka wraps Mella up in a waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX! Raquel and Asuka stare down and fans fire up again! Raquel swings, misses, but she blocks a backhand to RAM Asuka down!

Asuka’s back up, she tilt-o-whirls to an IRON OCTOPUS!! Raquel endures but Asuka pulls on that bad arm! Raquel powers up, powers Asuka into a fireman’s carry, but Asuka slips off to POST Raquel! ROUNDHOUSE! MISSILE DRPKICK from Liv! Cover, TWO!! Natty ROCKS Liv, gets her up, but Liv fights free! CODE BREAKER! ObLIVI- FABULOUS KICK!! Natty gets Liv for a SHARPSHOOTER!! Liv endures, reaches out, crawls her way forward, but Natty drags her back! Liv bites her hand to ignore the pain, and she powers her way forward again! Asuka clamps onto Liv’s arms! RINGS OF SATURN!!

Liv endures, but she’s fading! Liv is OUT, Asuka & Natty ELIMINATE her!! Fans are bummed by that, but now Natty and Asuka stare down. Natty blocks, Asuka blocks, and Asuka wants the arms but Natty arm-drags free! Natty has the legs, SHARPSHOOTER!! FABULOUS KICK! Mella covers Natty, and ELIMINATES her! We’re down to three and Mella laughs at the haters because she’s one of ’em! Mella stares Asuka down, and she sees Raquel stand up. Mella runs in but into an elbow! Asuka kicks, but Raquel lifts her! Mella CHOP BLOCKS Raquel, Asuka URAKENS! FABULOUS KICK! ROUNDHOUSE! FABULOUS KICK! SLIDING KICK! Double cover, they BOTH ELIMINATE Raquel!

FABULOUS KICK on Asuka!! Cover, TWO!!! Asuka survives and Mella is furious! Mella vows to be the one going to WrestleMania, and she aims again. Asuka blocks the kick, ANKLE LOCK! Mella hops on one foot, rolls Asuka into a cover, TWO!! Asuka has the cover, TWO!! Mella rolls Asuka again, TWO!! But into the RINGS OF SATURN!!! Mella endures, flails, but she QUITS! ASUKA WINS!!

Winner: Asuka, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the Raw Women’s Champion)

NO ONE was ready for Asuka! But will Bianca Belair be the readiEST she’s ever been for this WrestleMania showdown? Or is there no such thing with the Empress of Tomorrow?


Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar!

The All Mighty and the Beast have gone back and forth over the last year, and being thrown over the top rope in the Royal Rumble was the last straw for Lesnar. Lashley has become more than a rival, he is an obsession of Lesnar’s. Will Lesnar get even with Lashley while getting Lashley out of his head? Or will Lashley finish Lesnar off once and for all?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Lesnar RAMS Lashley to a corner! And RAMS him again, and again! Then OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes! Montreal fires up as Lesnar RAMS into Lashley again, and again, and then knees away on Lashley! Fans chant “SUPLEX CITY!” but Lesnar clotheslines Lashley up and out first! Lesnar paces around while Lashley stands. Lesnar goes out after Lashley, CLUBS him on the back, and then puts him in the ring. Fans fire up but Lashley gets moving, and he SPEARS Lesnar!! Cover, TWO!! Lesnar survives but Lashley knows to just aim again. Lesnar slowly stands, Lashley runs back in, to SPEAR again!!

Lashley soaks up the heat and he wants Lesnar to stand up again. Lesnar rises, and Lashley stalks him. Lesnar resists the full nelson, he gets his hands between Lashley’s, and then fireman’s carries! F5!! Cover, TWO!! Lashley survives but Lesnar keeps his cool. Lesnar stands up first, fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” so Lesnar fireman’s carries again. F5!! Lesnar crawls to the corner, TWO!!! Lashley survives again, so fans say, “ONE MORE TIME!” Lesnar figures what the hell, he’ll go again! Lesnar fireman’s carries, but Lashley slips off! Lashley shoves, dodges, and SPEARS!! Lashley fires up, and he demands Lesnar stand!

Fans boo but Lashley stalks Lesnar. Lesnar rises up again, Lashley clamps on, HURT LOCK!!! Lesnar is caught in the All Mighty’s full nelson, and he’s fading fast as Lashley puts on the pressure! Fans rally up, Lesnar powers up, and Lesnar LOW BLOWS Lashley!!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by disqualification

Lashley had Lesnar, so Lesnar threw the fight! But Lesnar is pissed, and he grabs the ref! F5!!! That’s a fine! Lesnar gets Lashley again, another F5!!! The Beast just demolished the Rocky Mountain Machine, and fans still want that “ONE MORE TIME!” Lesnar drags Lashley to the apron, kicks him out of the ring, and he heads for the announce desk! Lesnar clears it off and fans fire up for another F5, through the desk!! Fans lose their minds as Lesnar is standing tall. Lesnar then drags the ref out! And he F5s the ref onto the wreckage!! Well, that’s another fine. Lesnar doesn’t care, but what happens to his Road to WrestleMania?


Mixed Tag Match: Edge & Beth Phoenix VS Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley w/ Dominik Mysterio!

The Rated R Superstar wanted to create a group to elevate this generation. What he got was a monster he could not control. But now, it has escalated to a level where there is no going back! Will “the Grit Couple” break The Prince & The Eradicator for what they did back at Extreme Rules? Or will there be no stopping what The Judgment Day has become?

The teams sort out and fans sing along with Edge’s theme song. Finn and Edge start, they circle, and they tie up. Finn waistlocks, headlocks, but Edge powers out. Finn runs Edge over then flexes at Beth. Fans boo, but Edge runs Finn over! And BOOTS him! Edge goes after Finn in the corner to rain down fists! Fans count along, all the way to nine, then Edge adds on for TEN! Tag to Beth, Edge whips her in to RAM Finn! Beth sets up, PO-EDGE-RY IN MOTION! But now Rhea gets in and fans fire up! Beth and Rhea circle, talk some trash, and Rhea pushes Beth. Beth pushes back, then they throw hands!

They tie up, are in a deadlock and go around. Rhea headlocks, Beth throws body shots then whips Rhea away. Beth LARIATS but Rhea stays up! Rhea talks trash and boops Beth in the forehead. Rhea LARIATS, but Beth stays up! Beth says, “Eat this, bitch!” They throw DOUBLE LARIATS again and again and again! It’s fitting that they have Bull Nakano face paint! Beth runs, ROCKS Rhea, but Rhea kicks back! Rhea ROCKS Beth, Dom whispers advice to Mami, and then hurries away. Rhea and Beth step to each other, and Rhea calls for a Test of Strength. Beth says hell yeah, and she ties up with Rhea. Fans chant “F YOU, DOMINIK!”

Rhea and Beth go shoulder to shoulder, and Rhea has Beth on her knees! But Beth powers up to push Rhea back! So Rhea kicks low, pump handles, RIP- NO, Beth slips free! Chicken wings! Rhea fights free, elbows Beth, but Beth runs and CLOBBERS Rhea! Rhea bails out, Domi distracts but Beth chases him off. Beth goes out after Dom, but Rhea runs in, only for Beth to dodge! CHOP, CHOP and whip into the steel steps! Dom is freaking out as Beth drags Rhea back up. Beth puts Rhea in, stomps her down, and then CLOBBERS Finn! Beth goes up but Finn distracts the ref. Dom grabs at Beth but she kicks him away. Dom trips Beth up!

Edge runs after Dom, CLOBBERS Finn, and Dom runs away to the back! Rhea CLUBS Beth, grins and brings Beth up by her hair, and puts her in a Tree of Woe! Rhea stomps a mudhole into Beth, fans sing “HEY HEY HEY! GOOD-BYE!” to Dom. Rhea drags Beth up, SLAMS her back down, then brings her back up. Dom returns, apparently having found some guts backstage. Rhea CLUBS Beth, shoves her into ropes, and CLUBS her again. Rhea stands Beth up to shove her, but Beth ROCKS Rhea! Rhea ROCKS Beth, fans chant at Dom, and the forearms continue to fly! Beth kicks low, ROCKS Rhea with haymakers, then BLASTS Finn!

Rhea picks Beth up! Beth reaches but can’t reach Edge! So she DDTs Rhea! Fans fire up while both women are down! Beth crawls, but Finn appears from under the ring! Finn trips Edge! Then ELBOW DROP to the floor! Fans boo but Beth is stuck, and Rhea SPLASHES in the corner! Rhea drags Beth out, pump handles, RIP- NO, Beth slips free again! Beth has the chicken wings but Rhea runs to RAM Beth into buckles! Rhea drags Beth up the corner and chicken wings the arms! Dom cheers Rhea on but Beth elbows away on Rhea! Beth is free, she blocks a boot to CHOP Rhea! And CHOP her again!

Beth climbs up after Rhea, but Rhea throws hands! Beth CLUBS away on Rhea, stands her up, and Dom freaks out over the SUPERPLEX! Rhea flounders and even Dom felt that one! Fans are thunderous while both women are down and Dom shouts at Rhea to get up. Rhea and Beth crawl for their corners, but Finn runs in to drag Beth back! But then Beth BOOTS Rhea into Finn! Hot tag to Edge! Edge rallies on Finn, FLAPJACKS him, and fans fire up! Finn staggers, into a kick! But he wrenches out to trip and DOUBLE- NO, Edge avoids the stomps, trips Finn, and puts Finn in the EDGE-UCATOR! Rhea runs in, but Beth SPEARS her!

Beth has Rhea’s legs, and it’s another EDGE-UCATOR! Rhea keeps Finn from tapping, and Dom distracts the ref! Beth lets Rhea go, but Rhea HEADBUTTS her for it! Rhea grabs brass knuckles to DECK Edge!! Rhea helps Finn cover, BETH BREAKS IT! Rhea gets on the apron, Beth kicks her right back off! Beth fires off on Rhea, Rhea kicks her away, but Finn rains down fists on Edge! Fans boo as Finn goes up the corner. But Beth TOSSES Dom into the ropes! Finn gets tripped up! Rhea RAMS Beth into barriers! But Edge CLUBS Finn, turns him around, and goes up after him. Edge CLUBS away on Finn, then clamps on!

Finn holds the ropes to resist, but Rhea adds on! Beth also joins in! The ladies POWERBOMB the men! Fans are thunderous as Beth fires up! Rhea and Beth DOUBLE LARIAT! All four are down, and Dom sees his opening! Dom looks under the ring, he brings out chairs, and Rhea bails out to that side. Rhea drags Beth out while Dom moves the steel steps around! Rhea brings Beth to those steps, SMACKS her off them, and Finn keeps Edge down. They’re upping things from Extreme Rules! Rhea has a chair, but Beth avoids the chairshot! Beth SMACKS Rhea off steps! And then chicken wings, to GLAM SLAM Rhea to the floor!

Edge gets Finn for the IMPALER! And then Edge DIVES onto Dom! Edge gets back in, and he- SLINGBLADE from Finn! Finn aims, runs in, but into a SPEAR!! An then Beth joins in, SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover, The Grit Couple wins!!

Winners: Edge & Beth Phoenix, by pinfall

Judgment Day just faced the consequences of their actions, Edge & Beth stand tall! Is this the end of the war between creator and creation? Or will Finn and Rhea just want revenge further down the line?


Paul Heyman talks with Roman Reigns.

“My Tribal Chief, Montreal is now your city. There’s nothing ‘Zayn-y’ about Montreal. Tonight, Montreal becomes the centerpiece of your Island of Relevancy!” Roman nods while finishing his C4 Energy. Heyman thanks Roman, but will Montreal be absolutely “Zayn-y” by the end of tonight?


WWE United States Championship Elimination Chamber: Austin Theory VS Seth Rollins VS Bronson Reed VS Johnny Gargano VS Damian Priest VS Montez Ford!

The Now says he is the future and the forever, but the odds are not in his favor. Will Theory be the one who ends up the past? Or will he somehow survive the Visionary, the Colossal, Johnny Wrestling, the Punisher and the Highest Flying Profit?

Theory makes his entrance first, so he’s saved from having to start the match and run the table. Next out is Ford, so the red Solo cups rain down. Then Bronson makes his entrance, followed by Priest. That leaves Gargano and Rollins to start the match. Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” for Rollins as he circles with Gargano. The two tie up, Rollins wrenches an arm to a wristlock, but Gargano spins, wrenches and wristlocks back. Rollins rolls, wrenches, WRINGS Gargano, but Gargano kicks him away! Sweep and cover, ONE! Sweep and cover back, ONE! Fans fire up for this opening exchange, and now fans duel between Rollins and Johnny Wrestling.

The two reset, they feel it out, and fans chant for ‘BOTH THESE GUYS!” Gargano arm-drags Rollins sidesteps and things speed up. Gargano hurdles, schoolboy but Rollins avoids the kick! Gargano avoids the stomp, sunset flips, TWO! Rollins high stacks, TWO! Sunset, TWO! Ghost pin blocked, TWO! Ghost pin completed, but Rollins stands up with a fireman’s carry! Gargano elbows free, goes to the outside and ROCKS Rollins! Then slingshots, but into underhooks! But Gargano back drops free! Rollins lands on his feet, ROCKS Gargano, but Gargano SLINGSHOT SPEARS Rollins to the floor!

Fans fire up but that was a bit double-edged for Gargano. The countdown is here, and first out is… THEORY! The champ BOOTS Gargano, throws hands on Rollins, then throws Rollins into chains! Then he clotheslines Rollins into the ring! Theory throws Gargano into chains, digs him in, and says, “This is MY time! MY time!” Theory talks trash on both his former mentors, then bumps Rollins off buckles. And off more buckles. Theory RAMS into Rollins again and again, then snapmares to stomp him down! Theory goes back to Gargano and RAMS him into a pod! Fans boo but Theory talks trash on them, too.

Theory ROCKS Rollins, has him in a corner, then whips corner to corner. Rollins bounces off buckles, and Theory hits a BACKBREAKER! Theory BLASTS Gargano, ROCKS him, and then “no look” DECKS Gargano! Theory mocks the fans singing Rollins’ song, but Rollins ROCKS Theory! Gargano ROCKS Theory! They pinball Theory between them, haymaker after haymaker! And then a CHOP! Fans fire up and Theory wants mercy! Theory says the fans are singing, and he makes it seem like the fans only care about Rollins! Theory reminds Gargano of their time as The Way! Gargano seems up for that, but then he DECKS Theory!

Fans fire up as Gargano goes after Theory, who hides in his pod! Theory pulls a Mella, but Rollins opens the other side up. Gargano grins, Theory turns around, and Rollins fires off on Theory! Rollins dribbles Theory around, then Gargano joins in! They both beath Theory down! The countdown is back, next in is… PRIEST! The Punisher CLOBBERS Rollins, TOSSES Gargano, then BOOTS him! Rollins gets in but Priest kicks and ROLLING ELBOWS! Priest back elbows Gargano in a corner, back elbows Rollins in a corner, repeat! Priest hits BROKEN ARROW on Gargano! And then he runs at Rollins, but Rollins dodges to kick low!

Rollins underhooks, Priest slips out, DIRTY DEEDS! Priest then COMPLETE SHOTS Gargano! Cover, TWO! Priest waits on Rollins to stand up, and he choke grips for SOUTH OF- NO, Rollins flips free! But Priest JUMP KICKS! Priest wrenches, UNPRETTIER! Cover, TWO!! Priest prepares the hand again and Theory cheers him on. Priest ROUNDHOUSES Theory! Priest then runs to go up the ropes and SENTONS onto Theory! Fans fire up while Priest stalks Rollins. Priest scoops Rollins, but Rollins blocks the lawn dart into chains! Rollins drags Priest into the ring, but Priest slips off to BELL CLAP! But Rollins PELES!

Gargano BUZZSAWS! Theory SOMERSAULT SHOTGUNS! Priest SPINNING ROUNDHOUSES! Fans fire up as Priest stands tall! Priest drags Gargano into a drop zone and he goes up the corner. “This is Awesome!” as Priest reaches the top. But Rollins is right after him! SUPERPLEX, and roll through to FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! The countdown is back, and next out is… BRONSON! And he CLOBBERS Theory! And he CLOBBERS Rollins! And he CLOBBERS Gargano! Rollins CHOPS, but Bronson doesn’t budge! Bronson spins Rollins around, grabs Gargano, URENAGE REVERSE DDT COMBO!

Fans fire up as Bronson stomps around. Bronson whips Gargano into Rollins, then SPLASHES them both! Bronson puts Gargano up top, CHOPS him, then brings Rollins around to fireman’s carry. Gargano is added on top, Bronson carries them both for a DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP!! Cover on Rollins, TWO! Rollins is still in this but Bronson watches Priest stand. Priest and Bronson throw hands, Bronson HEADBIUTTS! Priest ROCKS Bronson, goes up the ropes, but Bronson catches him! GERMAN SUPLEX into chains! Priest staggers, Bronson runs in, SPLASH against the pod!! Priest flops over and fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!”

Bronson tells the fans to shove it, and he goes up the corner. Theory runs over but Bronson HEADBUTTS him! FLYING SHOULDER knocks Theory for a loop! Bronson stands Theory up, and RAMS him into a pod! The countdown is back, and of course, FORD is in! Bronson meets him at the door, but Ford BACKHANDS him! “SUCK IT!” ENZIGURI! But Theory suplexes Ford! Ford slips free, runs and CLOBBERS Theory! Then mule kicks, front kicks, and ENZIGURIS! Theory wobbles, into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up with Ford as he stands over the champion! Ford says A-Town Down? NAH! Off comes the elbow pad!

Ford runs side to side, but Bronson CLOBBERS Ford! Bronson grins, but Theory elbows him! Theory fireman’s carries Bronson!! But Bronson slips off, reels him in, POWERSLAM! Gargano returns, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off boxing elbows! Fake-out 52! BUZZ- NO, Bronson gets under the kick to Electric Chair! But Rollins FLYING LARIATS and Gargano uses that to POISON-RANA Bronson!! Ford covers, TWO!! Bronson survives, all six men are down around the Chamber! Priest stands first, Gargano follows but flops back down. Gargano crawls after Rollins and Theory, Ford sees Priest! ford FLIES, but into a choke grip!

Priest lifts but Ford slips out, only for Priest to LARIAT him back down! Priest drags Ford back up, reels him in, RAZOR’S- NO, Ford grabs the chains! Ford kicks Priest, climbs up higher, and Rollins goes after Priest! Ford goes all the way to the ceiling! Ford is hanging up there like a bat as the others gather! SUPER DUPER CROSSBODY!! Ford bowls over everyone and Montreal is losing its mind!! Ford has Bronson in the ring, but Bronson fireman’s carries! Ford fights free, to SUPERKICK! Bronson just fires up!? DOUBLE SUPERKICKS from Ford & Gargano! Bronson’s still up, so Rollins adds on, TRIPLE SUPERKICK!!!

ONE FINAL BEAT!! CURB STOMP!! And FROM THE HEAVENS!!! Cover, Ford ELIMINATES Bronson!! Though technically, it took everyone! Fans sing “HEY HEY HEY! GOOD-BYE~!” to Bronson as everyone else stands up. Priest ROCKS Ford, Rollins CLUBS Priest! Gargano adds on, they mug Priest but he fights back. Theory CLUBS Rollins, bumps him off buckles, Priest ROCKS Gargano! Theory TOSSES Rollins, goes out after him, and Priest does the same to Gargano. Rollins ROCKS Theory in return but Theory trips Rollins! CATAPULT, but Rollins clings to the chains! Rollins climbs now but Theory climbs after him!

Gargano and Priest are also climbing, just on the other side of the pod. Rollins SMACKS Theory off the chains and down goes Theory! Gargano throws hands and sends Priest down. Gargano and Rollins are back to back as fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Rollins and Gargano nod and smile, then Rollins CHOPS Gargano! They brawl up on top of the pod and fans fire up! Rollins dribbles Gargano off the glass! Gargano sits down, Rollins sees the others gathering. Rollins drags Gargano up, SUPER- RANA!!! Gargano sends Rollins flying onto everyone else!!! Fans lose their minds all over again as all five men are back down!

Priest stands up and fans again declare “This is Awesome!” Priest has Gargano by the ear, and he blocks Gargano’s forearm. Gargano avoids the haymaker to SUPERKICK! TORNADO DDT to the floor! Theory runs in, but into a SUPERKICK! Ford runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Gargano sees Theory go to the other side, he takes aim, ONE FINAL BEAT to the floor!! Fans are thunderous as Gargano aims at Priest! GAMANGIRI, and then ONE FINAL- UPPERCUT! Crucifix lift, RAZOR’S EDGE! Cover, Priest ELIMINATES Gargano! The Bad Guy would be proud as Priest soaks up the heat from Montreal.

Priest DECKS Rollins, then DECKS Ford! Priest KICKS Rollins around, then UPPERCUTS! Priest BOOTS Ford back down, then fires off more kicks on Rollins. Rollins blocks, and he swings, but Priest blocks! They go back and forth, Rollins kicks low and underhooks, but Priest wrenches out to ROUNDHOUSE! Priest reels Rollins in but Ford climbs. Priest lets Rollins go to ROCK Ford! Priest climbs up after Ford, choke grips him, but Rollins adds on! Ford and Rollins hit a BLOCKBUSTER POWERBOMB! Cover, Ford ELIMINATES Priest! Ford avenges Dawkins’ loss to Priest, and now we’re down to three!

Theory stirs off on the side, Rollins and Ford stand in the ring. They stare down, Ford mocks the conducting of the fans. “OH~! OHH~! OHHH~!” Rollins ROCKS Ford! Ford ROCKS Rollins! Repeat! Ford gets the edge, but Rollins ducks the backhand to ROLLING ELBOW! Turn and- Mule kick from Ford! Front kick! But Rollins ducks the enziguri! Back suplex, but Ford lands on his feet to ENZIGURI! Fans fire up as Ford then FLIES to take out Theory!! And then he FLIES to hit Rollins! And he throws Theory to that side, to FLY and take them BOTH out!! Ford throws Theory in but Theory fireman’s carries!

Ford slips free, slips around, clinch to the ROCK BOTTOM! Ford says “SUCK IT” to Theory and he goes up top! FROM THE HEAVENS onto knees!! Rollins CURB STOMPS! Theory BLASTS Rollins, covers Ford, and ELIMINATES Ford! Fans boo, but Rollins and Theory are the last two left. Fans chant “YOU SUCK!” at Theory but he doesn’t care. Theory stands Rollins up, but Rollins SUPERKICKS! Rollins gets Theory up, LIGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Rollins and Theory are both down, refs call help for Ford. Fans applaud as Ford manages to sit up. Refs and security help Ford out of the ring, Rollins aims at Theory.

Theory sits up, Rollins runs in, but Theory dodges! Fireman’s carry, but Rollins slips free! Underhooks, PEDIGREE!!! Rollins aims and Theory flounders up, but LOGAN PAUL slips into the cage! TO BUCKSHOT ROLLINS!!! And then he CURB STOMPS him!! Fans boo and the refs reprimand but Logan leaves. Theory waits on Rollins, he fireman’s carries, A-TOWN DOWN! Cover, Theory wins!

Winner: Austin Theory, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)

One big mouth helps another big mouth survive, and Logan tells Rollins to keep running his mouth. Will the ImPAULsive Influencer have hell to pay? Will The Now only have an even bigger ego after tonight?


Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman VS Sami Zayn!

For 902 DAYS, the Tribal Chief, the Head of the Table, the Island of Relevancy has held onto gold. But after an almost year long journey, the Great Liberator has broken away and regained the respect he is owed! Will Sami’s homecoming be a perfect one? Or will he NOT be the one to end Roman’s reign?

Roman makes his entrance first, the Wise Man and only the Wise Man at his side. Roman raises the belts for the pyro, then continues to the ring, even as fans chant, “F YOU, ROMAN!” Needless to say, Montreal does NOT acknowledge Roman as their Tribal Chief. Roman again lifts the belts for the second round of pyro. Fans already sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” and then they erupt as Sami makes his entrance! The introductions are made, the belts are raised once again, and we see if Sami makes a Montreal Miracle happen!

Fans start up the “F YOU, ROMAN!” chants. Roman is amused by that as he and Sami go to corners. The bell rings, “OLE~! OLE OLE OLE~!” starts again, and Roman stares Sami down from across the way. Sami wants Roman to hear how fired up Montreal is for SAMI, but Roman is stone faced. Sami steps forward and fans fire up even more! They’re already red hot and there hasn’t even been a punch thrown! Roman is confused and annoyed by that, but he keeps cool. Sami paces, Roman smirks and Heyman says Montreal will acknowledge Roman. Roman and Sami finally circle, and the fans get back to the “F YOU, ROMAN!”

Roman gets angry now, because Sami raises his hands and the fans cheer him! Sami tells Roman it’s as he said, Roman has to take on all of Montreal tonight. The two finally tie up and fans fire up! They go around, Roman headlocks, but Sami powers up and out. Roman runs Sami over, fans boo, but Roman holds up the finger, #HeTheOne. Roman also uses that finger to hush the fans, but they just keep booing. Sami stands up again, and he circles with Roman. They tie up again, Sami waistlocks to a headlock and fans fire up as he grinds Roman down! Roman powers up, powers out, and he ELBOWS Sami down!

Fans boo but Roman soaks it all up while Sami goes to a corner. Roman talks trash on Sami, then circles with Sami again. Fans continue to chant, “F YOU, ROMAN!” and that gets on Roman’s nerves. Roman and Sami circle, tie up, and Roman headlocks again. Sami endures, powers out, and he drops this time to then throw Roman up and out! Fans fire up and Sami builds speed! Sami FLIES to take down Roman at the ramp! Fans fire up even more, especially the Zayn family at ringside! Sami brings Roman around, puts him in the ring, and bumps Roman off buckles! Sami climbs up to rain down fists! Fans count along, all the way to TEN, and Sami goes past it!!

Sami goes fast ‘n’ furious with both fists, he gets roughly TWENTY! Sami pushes Roman away, goes up the corner, and leaps to FLYING ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Sami keeps cool as he stands over Roman. Sami brings Roman up to bump him off more buckles. Roman staggers, Sami goes up the corner again, but Sami leaps into an UPPERCUT! Fans boo but Roman shakes out the cobwebs. Roman grins, throws Sami out, and then goes out after him. Roman SMACKS Sami off the apron, then gets space. Fans boo but Roman tells them to shut up. DRIVE-BY DROPKICK! Sami staggers away and Roman puts him in the ring.

Fans rally behind Sami, but Roman grins as he stalks Sami. Sami staggers up, and he CHOPS, but Roman doesn’t budge! Roman DECKS Sami with a forearm! Fans boo, Roman dusts himself off, and he says, “C’mon! C’mon! I thought about this all week, and that’s all ya got?” Sami sits up, goes to ropes, and fans chant ‘ROMAN SUCKS!” Roman wags his finger, but he walks up into a CHOP! And a CHOP! And another CHOP! Sami ROCKS, runs, but into another UPPERCUT! Fans boo but Roman dusts himself off again. Heyman laughs at Sami while Roman stalks him to a corner. Roman looms over Sami in the corner and says he wanted Sami’s family to be his family.

Roman fires off point-blank lariats again and again as fans boo. Roman won’t stand for that, and he TOSSES Sami out of the ring! Roman lets Sami’s family cheer him on before he goes out after him. “This was never meant to be like this. I didn’t do this. This is his fault.” Roman makes Sami look at his wife, then pushes him down! Roman says he wanted them to be close, but Sami betrayed him! Roman brings Sami around to HEADBUTT him! Sami flops to the ring, fans tell Roman off, but Roman stands Sami up again. “You don’t deserve this, you understand me?” Roman pie faces Sami, puts him in the ring, and gets in at 8 of 10.

Fans rally for Sami but Roman paces around him. Roman waits on Sami to stand, and Sami throws a forearm! Fans fire up as Sami fires more shots, but Roman kicks low. Roman checks his jaw and his ear, then he whips Sami, Sami rebounds, goes up and over, and LARIATS!! Fans fire up as Sami and Roman are both down! Sami fires up, Roman is in a daze, and Heyman looks worried! Sami storms up to fire haymakers on Roman! Sami whips, Roman reverses, but Sami CLOBBERS Roman! Fans fire up more as both men stand back up. Sami clotheslines Roman up and out of the ring! Roman staggers about, Sami goes out after him!

Sami bumps Roman off barriers and rains down fists, right in front of his wife ‘n’ kids! The Zayn family and Montreal fire back up, “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” and Sami puts Roman back in. Sami gives his wife a big kiss and fans fire up more! Sami climbs a corner, but Roman ROCKS him first! Roman climbs up, throws hands, then stands Sami up. But Sami resists! Sami throws body shots and fans fire up again! Sami CLUBS away on Roman’s back, then SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Roman survives by a split-second and no one can believe it! Heyman is relieved, but fans rally back up.

Sami staggers, he brings Roman up, and he waistlocks, but Roman fights with elbows! Roman elbows away again and again, then clinches for the ROCK BOTTOM! Cover, TWO! Heyman is shocked but Montreal fires up again! Roman wags his finger, saying this isn’t Sami’s comeback. Roman goes to a corner, Sami flounders to the other. Roman locks ‘n’ loads, he runs in, but gets caught! EXPLODER INTO BUCKLES!! Fans are thunderous as Sami goes to the other corner now! HELLUVA- SUPERMAN PUNCH!! Cover, TWO!! Sami survives again but Roman’s too tired to be upset! However, Heyman is plenty upset on behalf of his Tribal Chief.

Roman sits up and Sami flounders. Sami makes it back to a corner but Roman soaks up all the heat from Montreal. Roman lets out the battle cry, “OOAH!” Roman runs in, but is sent into buckles! Roll-up, TWO!!! Roman escapes by nanoseconds, but he staggers into another CORNER EXPLODER!! Sami aims again, but he decides to lock ‘n’ load! Fans are thunderous, Sami runs in, SUPERMAN PUNCH!! And then the HELLUVA KICK!!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Roman survives by the thinnest margin imaginable and Montreal cannot believe it! But Montreal rallies up again as Sami goes back to the corner.

Roman flounders up into the corner again, Heyman is freaking out, but Sami runs in. Roman bails out! Fans boo, but Sami goes outside, and runs at the corner! DAREDEVIL- UPPERCUT!! Roman takes out Sami as Sami goes back to an old favorite! Roman then decides to go around the way, build up speed, and he SPEARS just the barriers!! Sami got the better of Roman there! Sami puts Roman in, hurries to the corner, dodges a superman punch to BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?! Roman survives again and Heyman is thanking God for that one! Sami is growing frustrated because he’s used all his best stuff!

Montreal still rallies behind Sami, though, and that fires him back up! Sami drags Roman back up, reels him in, but Roman blocks the Blue Thunder with a headlock! Roman ELBOWS Sami, RAMS Sami into the ref! And then Roman throws back elbows that also get the ref! Roman runs, into a HELLUVA KICK!!! Cover, but there’s no ref!!! Sami would’ve won already!! Sami is beside himself but Heyman shouts at Roman to get up. Sami checks on the ref, but the ref falls out of the ring! And then JIMMY USO appears! SUPERKICK on Sami!! SUPERKICK again!! And then a whip, to a SUPERKICK!!

Jimmy hurries up top while fans boo! USO SPLASH!! Jimmy drags Roman over, a new ref arrives and counts, TWO!?!?!?!? Sami survives and Montreal is thunderous! Jimmy and Heyman cannot believe it, but Sami still isn’t done! Sami flounders, Roman sits up, and Roman seems confused by how Sami is still conscious. Fans sing as hard as they can but Sami’s strikes don’t hurt. But then he gets fire and the haymakers fly! Roman staggers, runs up, and he grabs Sami by the face to HEADBUTT him! Sami leans against ropes, Roman gets up in Sami’s face and pie faces him as he says, “You understand me?”

Sami ROCKS Roman instead! Roman swings, Sami dodges! BOOT, and then haymakers! Sami fires off stomps and the ref counts! Sami lets off, Roman bails out, but Sami BOOTS Jimmy!! Sami turns around, into a SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? Roman just can’t understand how Sami is still in this! Montreal probably doesn’t either, but they’re loving every second of it! Sami crawls after Roman but Roman tells him Sami ruined his life! “I tried to like you!” Roman says Sami is NOTHING without Roman! Roman upgraded Sami and this is how he repays Roman!? All of Montreal will suffer with Sami now!

Roman SLAPS Sami! And slaps him again and again! Sami SLAPS back!! And then dodges! SUPERMAN PUNCH takes out the ref! SUPERMAN PUNCH from Sami! SUPERMAN PUNCH from Roman!! Both men are down, and we need another ref!!! Heyman is almost amused by that. Roman realizes that, too, and tells Heyman to hurry. Heyman goes under the ring to bring out a chair! Heyman sends that in to Roman, and Roman looks to Sami as he flounders to ropes. But wait! JEY IS HERE!!! Jey stands between Roman and Sami!! Roman is furious that Jey would choose now, in this moment, to defy him! Or is Jey here to rejoin the Bloodline?

Roman tells Jey, it’s either Sami or the Bloodline. Roman holds the chair out to Jey, fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Jey takes the chair! Roman tells Jey to do what Sami couldn’t. Roman talks trash to Sami, but then Jey hesitates. Heyman and Roman are confused, but if it’s like that, then Roman takes the chair back. Roman pie faces Jey! And again! Sami runs in, but Roman dodges! Sami’s SPEAR hits Jey!!! And Roman SMACKS Sami with the chair! And again! And again! And again! Not even Heyman can watch this! Fans boo as hard as they can while Sami writhes and flounders! Sami tries to stand, falls back over, and Roman aims again!

Roman runs in, SPEAR!!! Cover, the first ref returns, and Roman wins!!

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

Just as the Tribal Chief looked to be in checkmate, he found a way to survive! Jimmy gets back in the ring, and Roman has him go after Sami! Jimmy rains down fists on Sami and fans boo, but HERE COMES KEVIN OWENS!! The other son of Montreal is here! Jimmy goes out but Kevin fires off fists on him first! And then RAMS him into the barriers! Kevin glares at Roman, runs in, and he SPEARS Roman! Kevin rains down fists, kicks low, STUNNER!! Kevin dodges Jimmy, STUNNER!! Fans fire up again as Kevin goes out to bring Jimmy around, POP-UP POWERBOMB through the announce desk!!

Kevin then spots a chair! Fans fire up as Kevin gets in the ring with it, and he storms up to Roman. But Heyman gets in the ring to attack! Well, “attack” might be an exaggeration. Kevin turns around and Heyman panics. Fans tell him he messed up, but Heyman says he’s always been a fan of Kevin’s! STUNNER!! Roman stands up again, Kevin takes aim, but Sami is also up on his feet. Kevin looks to Sami, and Kevin hears the fans singing. Kevin lets Sami go ahead, HELLUVA KICK!! Montreal’s favorite superstars stand tall, and even though Sami didn’t bring home the gold, maybe he and Kevin can make amends.

As for Roman, he survives his fight, having pulled off a different kind of Montreal screwjob. But if it took all this to deny the Honourary Hab, will he not stop the American Nightmare?

My Thoughts:

A great Elimination Chamber event, though the level of action didn’t make up for some of the results. While Lesnar VS Lashley was going about how every Lesnar match does, that was a ripoff of a finish. Lesnar blatantly low-blowing Lashley was not very Lesnar of him. They should’ve tried to recreate the finish from Crown Jewel for it to backfire somehow, but whatever, Lesnar still has to look strong. There’s a good chance they still have another match at WrestleMania before Bray Wyatt gets his turn. Bray wanted the winner, but also whoever “made it out alive.” Bray will surely address this on SmackDown for clarity, but it could be night one: Lashley VS Lesnar for the final time, night two: winner from night one VS Bray.

The Grit Couple had a great tag match with Finn & Rhea, and of course Dominik did his best to be the one to tip the scales. He got a lot of Heat, as he should, but to my surprise, the Grit Couple wins out with Finn taking the loss. If not for Rhea having her title match against Charlotte Flair, Rhea and Beth could totally have a 1v1 match to parallel what I would think is Edge VS Finn 1v1 at Mania. Great stuff from both Elimination Chamber matches, and while Asuka didn’t clear out everyone, she still got the win and she is going to have a great story and match with Bianca Belair. And as I said just last night for SmackDown, Asuka has to win at Mania, it’d be a ripoff otherwise.

The US Championship Elimination Chamber was even more intense, and hot damn did Montez Ford look amazing throughout. Now, Ford did also scare us by how well he appeared hurt, but as soon as Logan Paul showed up, it was clear it was a work. Logan costs Rollins, there’s a Mania match, and that helps Theory win so he can continue on towards Mania. More than likely, Theory VS Cena happens at Mania to play on the whole “Theory is the next Cena” talk from not too long ago. Also, great first WrestleMania Hollywood 2023 movie reference  commercial where Rollins was Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Becky was The (Bat) Man. I hope we get more of those as soon as Monday.

And of course, just amazing, amazing stuff in the main event. Montreal was just as fired up tonight as they were last night for SmackDown, and they were so ready for a result that sadly wasn’t gonna happen. Even I was hoping they were going to call an audible because then Montreal would just erupt and possibly fly into space. But we still got Roman and Sami pushing the limits of how much damage they could take, we got the Usos showing up, but naturally they’re on opposite ends. Jimmy is 100% Team Roman, but Jey looked to be just as stuck in the middle as he was at the end of the Royal Rumble event.

I love the tease that Jey could’ve hit Roman like Sami did, but he hesitated because this story still has more chapters to it. I would’ve liked if Kevin Owens showed up during the match to make the save rather than after, but I suppose if Kevin showed up before Sami lost, then the mood still would’ve been down. Kevin showing up after lifts Montreal up just a bit, and it shows that things could be fixed between him and Sami to do the tag title run. They’ve kept things intriguing up to this point, they will surely keep it that way all the way to Mania.

My Score: 8.9/10

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AEW Coverage

Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/31/23)

The hand has been dealt!



AEW Coverage Lasers

Why, Konosuke, Why?

Another Double or Nothing in the books, and after their betrayal of The Elite, we hear from Don Callis and Konosuke Takeshita!


  • Six Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS The Lucha Brothers & Bandido; The BCC wins.
  • Triple Threat: Swerve Strickland VS “Big Bill” Morrissey VS Trent Beretta; Swerve wins.
  • Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin VS The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana; Darby & Cassidy win.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Nyla Rose; Kris wins and retains the title.
  • Mixed Tag: Chris Jericho & Saraya VS Adam Cole & Britt Baker; Cole & Britt win.


Six Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS The Lucha Brothers & Bandido!

Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, along with Bryan Danielson, were victorious at Double or Nothing in Anarchy in the Arena II, but they had some help at the end. We’ll hear from dirty Don and turncoat Takeshita later, because right now, the BCC want to unleash #DeathJitsu on the ROH World Tag Team Champions & The Most Wanted! Will the Maniac, the Swiss Superman and the Decoder prove they’re ready for more violence?

Fans are fired up for the Lucha Bros & Bandido but the BCC isn’t amused. The trios sort out but then everyone starts shoving. Then they start brawling! The ref reprimands but the BCC have the luchadores on the ropes. They triple whip but the luchadores all reverse to TRIPLE SUPERKICK! Fans fire up with “CERO! MIEDO!” The luchadores build speed and TRIPLE DIVE into forearms and lariats! Moxley drags Penta out to the floor to throw him at the timekeeper’s area! Wheeler RAMS Bandido into steel steps! Claudio SNAKE EYES Fenix off the railing, then tosses him OVER the railing! Then he goes out after him in the crowd!

Moxley has an ANKLE LOCK on Penta, while Yuta throws Bandido into railing! And then more railing! The ref reprimands, but Moxley runs in, only for Penta to toss him into the crowd! Yuta puts Bandido in the ring, the bell finally sounds, and this is finally a match. Fans cheer as Yuta stomps Bandido and Claudio TOSSES Fenix back to ringside. Yuta drags Bandido up but Bandido throws body shots. Bandido clotheslines in the corner, whips him corner to corner, but Yuta goes up and over. Bandido runs back in but into a scoop SLAM! And Claudio clotheslines Fenix back up and over the railing!

Yuta SENTONS on Bandido, covers, TWO! Yuta scowls but Bryan is at least impressed with Yuta using a “fundamentally sound” cover. Yuta drags Bandido up, suplexes, but Bandido blocks! Fans rally up, Bandido suplexes Yuta! And holds him up! Uno! Dos! Tress! But then Mox rushes in! Fenix SUPERKICKS him first! Penta sees Claudio and SUPERKICKS him first! Then they SUPERKICK again! Bandido goes past TWENTY, and then the Lucha Brothers each grab Moxley and Claudio to hammerlock arms. DOUBLE SACRIFICE ARMBARS!! Bandido makes it to THIRTY but he isn’t done!!

Bandido makes it to FORTY, and then FIFTY!! Yuta’s head is almost as red as Bandido’s outfit as we get to SIXTY, and the SLAM!! Cover, TWO!?! Yuta survives and Bryan is proud of his student again. But tag to Penta, Fenix goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Yuta slips free, only for Penta to SUPERKICK! TIGHTROPE WALK KICK! But Moxley CUTTERS Penta! Fenix SCREW HIGH KICKS Mox, but Claudio CLOBBERS Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS, whips, Claudio reverses but Penta goes up and over, BACKSTABBER!! Fans are thunderous and Bryan has to admit, the lucha trio is incredible.

Penta crawls, as does Yuta, hot tag to Bandido! He HOTSHOTS Yuta, springboards but Yuta moves! Bandido FLOPS, then distracts the ref! Claudio & Moxley drag Bandido out to ASSISTED PILEDRIVER to the floor!! Bryan loves it while fans boo, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Yuta snap suplexes Bandido up and over, then drags Bandido back up. He fists bumps Claudio, puts Bandido in the ring, then tags Moxley. Moxley keeps Bandido from the corner with a facelock, but fans rally up. Bandido fights to his feet, only for Moxley to HALF HATCH! Moxley then tags Claudio in, they stomps Bandido, then Claudio grabs an arm to grind it down. Bandido endures, fights to the ROPEBREAK, but Claudio brings him up. Bandido throws body shots but Claudio chinbars to keep him from the corner. Claudio whips and CLOBBERS Bandido, then flexes. Tag to Moxley and the BCC stomp Bandido again.

Moxley gets the legs to stomp Bandido int he stomach. Moxley then turns Bandido with a HALF CRAB! Bandido reaches out, Yuta tries to keep the rope from him but the ref reprimands. Fans rally up, Bandido gets the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets go to bring Bandido up and he throws knee after knee. Moxley whips, Bandido sunset flips, but Moxley rolls through to KNEE Bandido down! Cover, TWO, but Moxley gets the arms for DRAGON STOMPS! Moxley drags Bandido to a cover, TWO! Moxley grabs an arm to hammerlock it and grind Bandido down. Bandido endures while Dynamite returns to single picture.

Fans rally but Moxley chinbars Bandido into a chinlock. Bandido still endures, but Moxley wraps Bandido arms around for a straitjacket stretch. Bandido still fights up and JAWBREAKERS free! Moxley runs in to clothesline at the corner! And again! Moxley talks trash on Bandido, whips him corner to corner, but Bandido BOOTS him! And UPPERCUTS! And goes up top for a TORNILLO! Direct hit and fans are thunderous! Both Bandido and Moxley crawl, hot tags to Claudio and Fenix! Fenix waistlocks, Claudio fights it and elbows free to then whip. Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges, tiger feint rewind but Claudio dodges the heel kick!

Fenix still SUPERKICKS! Yuta runs in to BOOT Fenix! Fans foo, but Yuta runs in and only gets the buckles! JUMP SOBAT! Snapmare and tag to Penta! UNO, DOS, TRES! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Claudio returns, Penta dodges and SLINGBLADES! Penta goes to a corner, Claudio runs in but Penta pops him up into a headstand, to SUPERKICK him down! Penta then uses Claudio to victory roll and jump, DDT for Moxley! Claudio LARIATS in return!! Fans fire up again as Claudio stirs. Claudio drags Penta back but Penta kicks him away. Hot tags to Yuta and Bandido! Yuta and Bandido fire forearms back and forth!

The fans are on Bandido’s side but Yuta ROCKS him! Yuta eggs Bandido on, and the forearms go back and forth again! Bryan says Yuta’s technique is the advantage, but Bandido starts using speed! The forearms keep going and the fans fire up! Yuta BITES Bandido’s forehead! Yuta runs, into a DROPKICK! Bandido throws off the shirt and fans are thunderous again! Bandido whips, pops Yuta up, CUTTER!! Bandido goes up, the Lucha Brothers get in. “CERO! MIEDO!” The Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE to take out Mox & Claudio! FROG SPLASH for Bandido! Cover, TWO!!! Bryan says this is what he was talking about!

Fans boo but Bandido drags Yuta up to gut wrench and Canadian Rack. Torture rack to KNEE STRIKE! Bandido has Yuta on the ropes, he runs, but Moxley anchors Yuta out of the 21 Plex! The ref reprimands, Penta ENZIGURIS Moxley! Yuta sends Bandido to ropes, Claudio UPPERCUTS Bandido! Yuta BUSAIKU KNEES, to the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!!! Bryan calls ever shot, and then Yuta shifts into the SEATBELT! The BCC wins!

Winner: The Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

Bryan celebrates with his guys, though the fans aren’t as happy about it. Will the BCC soon look to take over AEW one division at a time?


Backstage interview with The Elite.

Alex Marvez is with Hangman Page and the Young Bucks while Matt Jackson is having his foot taped up. Anarchy in the Arena II was perhaps one of the most brutal matches in AEW history, what is the status of Matt and the rest of the team three days later? Matt says a long time ago, he told Hangman that he brings out the good in them. Safe to say, after Sunday, the BCC bring out the worst in them. Never thought the day would come where Matt would try to melt the face of another man with an explosive sneaker, and alas, here we are.

Nick, a big bandage on his forehead, recounts Hangman saying that they are the heart, the soul and the spirit of AEW. Not one setback is gonna keep them down! Hangman says they are still standing, still swinging, and still breathing! To be a group that prides themselves on being the best, the BCC sure love to use numbers. But the truth is- Wait, in walks the Dark Order. They tell Hangman, “Good to see you.” Oh, did Matt hurt his foot? Silver says Hangman is with his new-old best friends, they should probably just go. Sorry about that. Hangman wants to respond to that, but Marvez has one more question.

It has been said, rumored, that Kenny Omega has left the country and gone home to Canada based on everything that’s happened the last few weeks. Any word on that? Hangman says Kenny is hurt, he is pissed, and yes he is out of the country, but he’s not in Canada. Hangman excuses himself to chase after The Dark Order, what is the status of that friendship? What is the status of The Cleaner after further betrayal by men he once called friends?


Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Double or Nothing is in the rearview mirror, and he welcomes out two men who were very active that night, Jay White & Juice Robinson, Bullet Club Gold! The Switchblade & Rock Hard make their way out, and White says the money’s here! Schiavone says their issue with Ricky Starks seems never ending. They get in close and he says they attacked Starks backstage! White starts by saying that Double or Nothing was a great night. Fans cheer and White applauds, too. But White bets Starks feels he’s on top of the world after he eliminated Jay & Juice from the battle royal.

But as a reminder to everyone, especially to Ricky Starks, he’s not the International Champion. he lost that battle royal just like he lost to White. And Juice says that brings them to FTR! BCG wants to know, WHY, Dax & Cash, did you come to the aid of “sweet boy” Ricky? It doesn’t make sense! There’s no way FTR are friends with Ricky Starks, because we all know Ricky Starks ain’t got no friends! White says we also know FTR are “a couple of Southern boys,” so maybe they’re a little bit slow. And they look dumb, too, have you seen them? You heard them talk? They sound pretty dumb, too!

White just didn’t actually think they were dumb enough to get in the Bang Bang Gang’s business! But wait, here comes FTR! Dax & Cash are still AEW World Tag Team Champions after Mark Briscoe saw who were his real friends on Sunday night. The champs get in the ring but White uses Schiavone as a shield. Seems FTR are that dumb. Juice says keep this cordial. This isn’t them being dumb, they’re here to apologize! White isn’t so sure, but maybe Juice is on to something. Maybe they’re also here because they wanna join BULLET CLUB GOLD~! Yeah? Huh? White says FTR are ready to be some Gold members!

So do they wanna join the top shelf gunslingers? Top Shelf Top Guys! If they wanted to join, all they had to do was ask. Just make sure you do it politely. White holds out the mic to Dax, then drops it as he reaches out. Fans boo and Dax glares at White. But then Juice sucker punches Dax! FISTFUL O’ SILVER DOLLARS!! Cash TACKLES Juice, but White goes after Cash! The BCG mug Cash while Dax writhes, clutching his jaw! Juice drags Dax up, JUICE IS LOOSE!! “Take that!” White gets Cash for a BLADERUNNER!! “That’s what you get!!” But here comes Starks! Starks runs BCG off and grabs the mic.

“Hey you two cowards! I’m sick of you two every single week! So how about this? You keep that jabroni ass freak in the back, and you and me, Jay, we finish it next week on Dynamite! YOU PUNK ASS B*TCH!!” The Absolute throws out the ultimatum, will he and King Switch finally put an end to this?


Tony Khan has an announcement for AEW Collision.

“It’s great to be here tonight in San Diego. The last few weeks, we made some announcements regarding the debut of AEW Saturday Night Collision, starting June 17th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. I’m here tonight to give you a little more information about the debut of AEW Collision. I’m here to announce that AEW Collision, beginning June 17th, will feature… CM Punk!” Fans go wild hearing that! The Best in the World, the polarizing Plus Delta of AEW, is making his return in his hometown! What kind of collision are we going to say for that debut episode?


Triple Threat: Swerve Strickland VS “Big Bill” Morrissey VS Trent Beretta!

The Blackjack Battle Royal was a bust for everyone hoping to take the title off Orange Cassidy, but there was a lot of beef between these three men during all the chaos. Who scores a much easier win under 33% odds versus the one in 21?

The bell rings and Swerve bails out so Bill can’t get him. Fans boo but then Bill turns his attention to Trent. Fans fire up and Bill storms up on Trent. Trent slips away to not be cornered, then he CHOPS Bill! Bill scowls and dusts himself off. Bill storms up again, Trent slips away again and headlocks. Bill powers up but Trent holds on. Bill powers out, Trent ducks ‘n’ dodges and DIVES onto Swerve on the outside! Fans fire up as Trent puts Swerve in the ring saying “You’re turn!” He wants Bill to get at Swerve and Bill’s fine with that. Swerve wants Bill to hold on, but then he swings on Bill!

Bill blocks the punch, so Swerve kicks a leg. Swerve goes to whip but Bill blocks that, too! Bill whips, Swerve goes up and around and BOOTS Bill! Trent returns to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bill just choke grips back! Bill BOOTS Swerve, then shoves Trent to a corner. Bill SPLASHES Swerve, SPLASHES Trent, and repeat! Bill clotheslines Swerve up and out! Trent ducks ‘n’ dodges but Bill FLAPJACKS Trent then BOOTS him down! Fans fire up with Bill while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Bill watches as Trent crawls back in. Bill kicks Trent, drags him up, and CLUBS him back down. Bill then steps out to go after Swerve. Fans fire up as Bill stalks Swerve around the way, then UPPERCUTS him! Swerve CHOPS, Bill TOSSES him to the ramp! Swerve writhes, Trent goes out after Bill and throws body shots. Bill ROCKS Trent with a haymaker! Then he SMACKS Trent off the steps! Trent falls and Bill soaks up the cheers and jeers. Bill stalks Swerve on the ramp, drags him up, and brings him around to SMACK him off the apron! And then CHOPS him against the apron! Swerve sputters and drops to his knees.

Bill gives a toying kick to Swerve, but Swerve comes back with a CHOP! Bill ROCKS Swerve with a right hand! Bill then kicks Trent down. Bill soaks up the cheers and jeers as he brings Swerve around the way, to scoop, but Swerve lips off! Swerve POSTS Bill, Trent SPEARS Bill! Fans fire up but then Swerve RAMS Trent into the railing! Swerve puts Trent on the apron, goes up after him, and fireman’s carries. Trent fights free, but Swerve CHOPS him! Trent ROCKS Swerve! Swerve ROCKS Trent and Dynamite returns to single picture, right as Trent ROCKS Swerve! Swerve ROCKS Trent back so the shots keep going!

Fans fire up but Swerve knees low! Swerve fireman’s carries, Trent slips off again, but Swerve fights the half nelson! Swerve throws elbows, Bill gets in the ring and runs that way, Trent pulls Swerve into the path of the BOOT! Down goes Swerve, then Trent SHOTGUNS Bill off the apron! Fans fire up as Trent goes up a corner, to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Down goes Bill! Fans fire up with Trent but now Swerve goes up to BOOT from the apron! Swerve drags Trent up, puts him in the ring, and fans rally up. Trent is in a drop zone, Swerve goes up the corner. But Bill choke grips him! Swerve fights the arm but Bill CHOPS him!

Bill climbs up to join Swerve, choke grips again, but Trent hits Bill low! Trent climbs up, but Bill grabs him, too! But then both Trent & Swerve throat chop! Fans boo, but Trent & Swerve work together to DOUBLE SUPERPLEX Bill!! All three men are down and fans are thunderous! Bill goes to a corner, Swerve and Trent throw forearms again! They go back and forth, Swerve throws body shot after body shot! Swerve runs, but Trent gets around, HALF ‘N’ HALF! Swerve tumbles out, Trent builds speed, but Bill scoops! BIG BOSS MAN SLAM!!! Cover, Swerve HOUSE CALLS! Cover on Bill, TWO?!?!

Bill survives but Swerve rolls to COMPLETE SHOT Trent! Trent sits up, Swerve goes up, KILL- NO, Trent avoids the stomps! To BUSAIKU KNEE!! Trent reels Swerve in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, BILL BREAKS IT! Bill stalks Trent to the apron and fans fire up. Bill drags Trent up but Trent CHOPS! Bill doesn’t budge, so Trent CHOPS again! Bill clamps onto Trent’s throat, CHOKE SLAM into the ring! But Swerve APRON KILL STOMPS Bill!!! And then roll-up on Trent, Swerve wins!!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall

The Mogul takes advantage and gets a huge win! Will Swerve soon be aiming for another title shot?


Kris Statlander speaks.

“Today’s date is May 28th, 2023. It’s the PPV, Double or Nothing, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and I am officially cleared. I am your NEW TBS Champion. It’s been a long time coming, and this whole time, I was never really sure if I deserved it. Not sure if I was someone deserving of this moment. It just really shows me how much not only does this place mean to me, but how much I mean to AEW. It’s just so nice to physically hold something to feel like you deserve it for once. Not only am I gonna prove to everyone that they were right, but I’m gonna prove to myself that this is my time. And I’m gonna have the best damn title reign anyone’s ever seen.” But she’s already putting the title on the line, will her time be short?


Renee Paquette is on stage.

“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass.” Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn are here, and Renee says that unfortunately, thing didn’t go their way in that AEW World Trios Championship match. They asked for this time, so the floor is theirs. Billy says Renee is right, things did not go quite the way they’d planned. But that’s okay! Because anyone can get beat at any given time. Billy’s biggest regret is that he let his guys down. Caster says that Billy shouldn’t blame himself. They win as a team and lose as a team. They won a lot as a trio, undefeated until facing House of Black.

And see, Caster is the best wrestler alive, Bowens is the Five Tool Player, and Billy is the legend! They ARE The Acclaimed, they are the People’s Choice. Bowens says that is right. And their goal remains the same. A few months ago, Acclaimed were screwed outta tag team gold. Fans boo that, but the Acclaimed want gold back! “And this man, this legend, after over 30 YEARS of giving his all to the business, of giving his all to each and every one of you, giving his all to us, this man deserves to hold gold one more time!” Fans love the sound of that! They chant for “DADDY ASS! DADDY ASS!”

Bowens says do not worry about it, Billy, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So the goal remains the same, and the three SCISSOR FINGER~! Will they cut down the House of Black one way or another? Or will the House always win?


Tony Schiavone is back in the ring.

The bile rises in his throat as he has to say these names. “Here comes… Don Callis! And… Konosuke Takeshita.” Fans boo as Callis & Takeshita walk their way out to no music, but with highlights of Callis helping the BCC cheat the Elite. Callis & Takeshita go to the ring to join Schiavone, and Schiavone says, “Sunday night, Double or Nothing, not so sure. We talked to Bryan Danielson, whose side are you on? Whose side are you with? One thing we know for sure, you apparently have yourself a new protégé.” Callis grins but fans boo, and Callis says he sincerely hopes that such boos are for Kenny Omega! No, they’re for Callis.

Callis continues to say he is the REAL victim here! He has done everything for Kenny Omega! The booing gets louder! And they’re even flipping Callis off! Callis says Kenny only had what he had because of Callis! The AEW World Championship? All Callis! Kenny chose his friends. Every morning, Callis has to get up and look at the scar on his head! 23 stitches! And Callis blames it all on Kenny! Kenny destroyed Callis’ family! And maybe Callis lost a nephew, but he gained a son in Konosuke Takeshita! Fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” but Callis says Takeshita is the best athlete he has ever seen in wrestling! 6’3″, 240 pounds, and you know who he’s better than?

Konosuke is better than Rikidōzan! Better than Antonio Inoki! Better than Keiji Mutoh! And yes, better than Kazuchika Okada! But you know who else he’s better than? We’ll see it very soon, too! Konosuke is better than Kenny Omega! Konosuke gets the mic to tell everyone Japanese that they’re all stupid! Kenny Omega is nothing! And they all know it! Then in English, “We will destroy the Elite! We will destroy Kenny… Omega!” Callis tells Kenny that he destroyed his family so Callis is building a new one! And that new family will cut the Elite out of All Elite Wrestling! Fans boo as hard as they’ve ever booed before, but will that not stop what Callis is planning for Kenny Omega?


Arn Anderson & Wardlow speak.

The Enforcer says that before Double or Nothing and the ladder match, he cut through all the BS and asked Wardlow one question: What are you willing to do to Christian Cage? Everyone’s giving Arn a bunch of hoopla about biting that giant lizard’s thumb. But Wardlow got manhandled, and when you snatch Arn by the neck, what you think’s gonna happen? Wardlow says Luchasaurus found out not to get involved with their business. Arn wants to know what Wardlow’s willing to do, and he answered that. There are no more limits! If Luchasaurus wants to be next, Wardlow will be more than happy to finish the job!


Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin VS The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana!

Freshly Squeezed is still the AEW International Champion after facing the steepest odds possible, while the Relentless One could not overcome MJF, Sammy Guevara & Jack Perry all at once to become AEW World Champion. But will this unlikely duo keep going against even this daunting duo in front of them?

The teams sort out, but Bishop Kaun shoves Darby off the corner! And Toa Liona goes after Cassidy with clubbing forearms! The bell rings, Kaun keeps after Darby on the outside, and Cassidy just gets his jacket and shirt off. Kaun CHOPS Darby, Liona pushes Cassidy down, then Liona drags Cassidy up to whip corner to corner. Cassidy tumbles up and out, baits Liona in and shoulders into him. Cassidy bumps Liona off buckles, but Liona just glares at him! Liona drags Cassidy up and into the ring to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Kaun scoops Darby, but Darby slips free to POST Kaun! Darby tags in!

Fans fire up as Darby, bad shoulder all taped up, has the fans behind him. Darby SLAPS, RAMS, and runs, but Liona rushes in! Darby dodges but then runs into a BODY CHECK! Liona roars, fans boo, but Liona drags Darby up. Liona puts Darby in the corner, tags Kaun, and the Gates fire each other up! Kaun whips Liona in but Darby dodges! Darby BOOTS Kaun away, springboards, but Liona POUNCES the Coffin Splash! Kaun drags Cassidy in, GUT BUSTER DROP! Nana, Cage and Swerve return to ringside, they wanna watch this in person. Kaun has Darby up to CHOP him in the corner!

Kaun drags Darby up and over, tags Liona in, and the Gates mug Darby in the corner. Liona paces, the ref reprimands, but Kaun digs his boots into Darby! The fans rally up for Darby but Liona drags him up. Liona smirks, whips Darby to the corner, but Darby BLASTS Kaun! But then Liona SPLASHES Darby int he corner! But Darby boots from below! Liona gets the legs, yanks Darby up but Darby slips to the outside! Darby HOTSHOTS Liona, but Kaun trips Darby to RAM him into the railing! And then apron! And then railing! And then apron! And then a whip into the railing! Liona rushes around the way to CLOBBER Cassidy!

Fans boo but The Mogul Embassy is pleased while Dynamite goes picture in picture. Kaun drags Darby but he’s deadweight. Kaun gets Darby up and into the ring, covers, TWO! Kaun rains down fists on Darby, lets off to soak up the heat, and then he drags Darby back up. Kaun fishhooks the nose but the ref reprimands. Kaun lets go, Darby goes to a corner, but Kaun fires off on him. Darby hits back, but Kaun kicks and whips to then kitchen sink knee! Kaun stands on Darby for a cover, ONE! Kaun drags Darby over, tags in Liona, and the Gates stomp Darby at the ropes. The ref counts, Liona steps off, then drags Darby back up.

Liona scoops Darby, SLAMS him, then SPLASHES! Darby writhes while Liona looms over him. Liona CLUBS Darby in the side, drags him up and pushes him into the corner. Kaun tags in, Darby is in the ropes, and Kaun kicks him to the floor. Kaun taunts Cassidy, then goes out to stomp away on Darby. Darby scrambles into the ring but Kaun is after him. Kaun stands on Darby’s hands to keep him from reaching Cassidy! Kaun stomps the hands, puts him in the Gates’ corner, then CHOPS him! Darby sputters, drops to a knee, and Kaun taunts Cassidy. Fans rally as Dynamite returns to single picture.

Kaun puts Darby up on the top rope, climbs up behind him, and then scoops for a TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER! Darby writhes on the apron, Liona hits an APRON SENTON! Liona then BLASTS Cassidy, drags Darby up, URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby is hanging tough and fans fire up! Tag to Kaun and the Gates circle Darby. Fans rally up but The Gates drag Darby up and high five, but then Darby flops over. The Gates laugh, and Swerve smirks seeing his old rival suffer. But Darby fights back with CHOPS! Liona doesn’t budge! Liona choke grips Darby, he and Kaun throw him to the corner!

Darby comes back, leaps but the Gates catch him to throw him back! Kaun runs in but Darby dropkicks his leg out! Liona runs in, but Darby BOOTS him down! Darby goes up and sunset flips, but Liona stays up! Darby stands up and baits Kaun in, sending him into Liona! Hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy gets in, raises his hands, and fans fire up as they go in his pockets! Cassidy dodges Liona, dodges Kaun and sends him into Liona, then he dodges Kaun again to send him into buckles! Cassidy SHOTGUNS Liona to the other corner then kips up! Fans fire up, Kaun runs in but Cassidy dodges, Kaun’s SHOTGUN hits Liona!

Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO!! Kaun survives but Cassidy keeps his focus. Cassidy throws off the elbow pad and takes aim from the corner. Kaun rises, Cassidy runs in, ORANGE- NO, Kaun dodges! Liona fireman’s carries, SAMOAN DROP! The Gates drag Cassidy up, high five, and SHUT THE GATES! Cover, Darby breaks it!! Liona TOSSES Darby, Swerve is getting annoyed, but Liona goes back to the corner. Liona tags in, fans rally up for Cassidy, but the Gates reset. DOUBLE- RANA!! Cassidy hot tags Darby! Darby COFFIN SPLASHES Liona! And again! then one for Kaun! Another for Liona!

Darby fires up a la Sting, dodges Liona and Liona hits buckles! Darby puts Liona outside, CLUBS him and CLAWS him! Liona stands up, grabs Darby, but gets an ORANGE PUNCH! Darby then DIVES to take Liona out!! Kaun ELBOWS Cassidy down! Kaun suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And a boosted CODE RED! Cassidy DIVES to take out Liona! Darby is up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby & Cassidy win!

Winners: Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin, by pinfall

But the rest of the Mogul Embassy makes their way to the ring! Swerve & Cage glare right at Darby & Cassidy, and Liona & Kaun both get up. But wait! Here comes STIIIIING! The Icon is back, and he has his baseball bat! Fans are thunderous as Sting steps into the ring and the Embassy backs off. Will Swerve’s house have to worry about the showtime?


MJF speaks.

“AEW fans, AEW fans! Oh my God, clock’s ticking and you’re running out of competition. Darby Allin, you sweet, sweet little emo b*tch. Once again, you found yourself victim to a maneuver as simple as a headlock takeover. Now if that’s not telling about my competition around here, I don’t know what is! You are running out of gladiators for me to slay, you are running out of people you could possibly claim that are better than me. And you know it. Once again, it has been made abundantly clear, and this time, in Sin City, that nobody is on the level of the Devil!” Will anyone ever exorcise MJF away from the AEW World Championship?


Tony Schiavone is once again in the ring.

He welcomes us back, and thanks San Diego for being part of this great night. But wait, here comes Hook! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, the undefeated FTW Champion, steps in the ring. Schiavone says Hook once again helped the Hardy Boyz against Ethan Page at Double or Nothing. But then, what is next for Hook? But wait, someone interrupts. It’s Jose of La Faccion Ingobernable! He has Dralistico y Preston Vance with him, and he “apologizes” for interrupting Hook’s time, but this is the only way LFI is gonna get TV time here! There are two studs here who have never been given opportunities the way Hook has.

Fans boo but Jose says they know it’s true. Rush is too dangerous to be on TV, so he isn’t here right now. Salud, Rush. But where are the fans when they need LFI? When LFI is looking for chances and they get NONE? But they’re gonna start taking opportunities! Show this perro what LFI is about! Dralistico & Vance mug Hook, but here comes JUNGLE BOY! Jack Perry has helped Hook out before, and he’s here again, with a chair! JB JAMS Dralistico, JAMS Vance, and then he SMACKS them both down! Jose sneaks up, but JB sees him first. Jose runs away into the ring, but that’s where Hook is!

Hook clinches to hit the EL CAMINO! Jose flops out of the ring, JB joins Hook in the ring, and they fist bump. Will #JungleHook reunite to shut LFI up?


Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Renee is with Saraya, Ruby Soho, and the NEW AEW Women’s World Champion, Toni Storm. How does it feel this time around to be champion? Oh, c’mon, look at her! She’s having a great time! She has the world title, the world’s best friends, and she couldn’t be doing any better. A lot of people say she’s just very lucky, but luck’s got nothing to do with this. Toni’s been wrestling since she was 13 years old, a child really! Over half her life! That’s because she’s been all over the world, carrying everyone’s bags and doing everything she can to get to this point.

The Outcasts look around this locker room, and they see no one who could carry Toni’s bags. Ruby says Toni is being very humble. No one anywhere could match Toni’s work ethic. Toni is gracing the AEW fans with her presence during the House Rules live shows. And she’ll even defend this title. That is what a fighting champion does! Oh so humble! Saraya loves Toni so much. But really, there is really no one worthy of carrying Toni’s bags. Not at all. But they’ll keep looking out. And as for “luck,” the only lucky ones are the fans. Who will be “lucky” enough to have some #ToniTime this summer?


AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Nyla Rose!

The Galaxy’s Greatest made perhaps the greatest return possible, answering the open challenge of the cocky Jade Cargill. Not only did she end Jade’s reign, she ended the undefeated streak! But will Kris regret putting it all on the line so soon? Or will she start her own incredible reign?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Mama Statlander holds onto her baby!

The bell rings and fans rally as the two tie up. The two are in a deadlock, but then they break. Kris shoves Nyla, they tie up again, and they go around. Nyla puts Kris in a corner, the ref counts, and Nyla lets off. Kris dodges the cheap shot to fire off forearms! Nyla dodges to get some air, but Kris SHOTGUNS Nyla down! Fans fire up, Kris is after Nyla but the scoop doesn’t work. Nyla scoops Kris but she slips free to scoop again! Nyla is still really big, and she scoops Kris to SLAM her! SENTON flops as Kris moves! Kris wraps on the body scissors! Nyla endures, those knee braces are right in the ribs!

Nyla scrambles, gets the ROPEBREAK, and Kris lets go. Kris storms up but Nyla shoulders into her! And bumps her off the buckles! Kris falls and Nyla stalks her. Nyla kicks Kris around, drags her up, and brings her over to ropes. Kris fights the suplex and tries to suplex Nyla! Nyla CLUBS Kris, CLAWS her back, but Kris fights with body shots! Fans rally and Kris still tries a suplex. Nyla knees low, brings Kris around, and snap suplexes her into buckles! We see Taya Valkyrie is watching backstage, surely upset that she didn’t get the TBS title off Jade. Nyla grins as she soaks up the heat and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nyla taunts Kris, drags her up, and then bumps her off buckles. Nyla stomps Kris, digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Nyla has Kris on the apron before she lets off. Nyla then puts Kris on the ropes to CHOKE and even bend back! Nyla puppets Kris’ mouth, but lets off as the ref counts. Kris flounders, Nyla brings her up to suplex! Cover, ONE!! Nyla grows frustrated, but she stands on Kris before getting a leg. HALF CRAB! Kris endures, reaches out, but Nyla talks trash while she CLUBS away on the knee! Kris crawls, ROPEBREAK! Nyla lets go, Kris goes to a corner, but Nyla RAMS into her!

Nyla pulls the leg against ropes! The ref counts, Nyla lets off and Kris hobbles to another corner. Nyla is after her in the corner with body shots! Nyla then goes corner to corner to ELBOW Kris, and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Nyla keeps Kris down with a chinlock. Kris endures the knee in the back, fans rally up, and Kris fights, only for Nyla to CLUB her in the chest! Nyla clamps onto the arms to keep Kris down, but still Kris fights. Fans rally, kris throws body shots and elbows, but Nyla CHOP BLOCKS! Kris falls, Nyla gets that leg, and has a modified Half Crab! Kris endures, so Nyla stomps away on the leg before going back to the Crab!

Dynamite returns to single picture as Kris fights with her free leg. Nyla lets go, Kris kips up, but Nyla CLOBBERS her! Cover, TWO!! Kris is still in this but Nyla runs, only to miss the splash! Kris runs to DISCUS LARIAT! Nyla stays up to Kris LARIATS again, ROCKS Nyla and ROUNDHOUSES her! Fans fire up with Kris and she runs in at the corner, UPPERCUT! Kris goes side to side, KNEE! Nyla staggers, Kris brings her in, BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and Kris is surprised! But Kris pounds the mat and fans rally with her. Kris drags Nyla to a drop zone and climbs up the corner.

Kris reaches the top but Nyla trips her up! Kris hits the buckles on the way down! Nyla runs in to SPLASH! Kris sits down, Nyla calls her shot and runs again, but Kris bails out! Nyla stops the cannonball to go tot he apron, CANNONBALL to the floor! Nyla grins and she brings Kris up to RAM her into railing! Fans boo but Nyla runs in to CANNONBALL against the railing! Nyla puts Kris back in the ring, stalks her, and catches Kris’ haymaker into a CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Kris survives and now Nyla is surprised! Nyla drags Kris up but Kris JAWBREAKERS! Kris puts Nyla in the drop zone and goes up again!

Fans fire up as Kris aims, to 450 SPLASH!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

The Galaxy’s Greatest has her first win as champion in the books! Taya is not amused, though. Will La Wera Loca get one more shot at that title? Will the third time be the charm? Or will things not go her way now that Mama’s home?


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

It’ll be regularly scheduled, 10 PM Eastern on Friday night, but it’s gonna be a CHAMPIONSHIP Friday! The AAA Mega Championship is on the line as El Hijo Del Vikingo defends against Dralistico AND Komander in a Triple Threat! Will the numbers spell disaster for Vikingo in San Diego? And in her first defense, Willow Nightingale puts up the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship against The Queen of Joshi, Emi Sakura! Will the Babe with the Power be too sweet to be sour? Plus, the NJPW World Television Championship makes its AEW Rampage debut as Zack Sabre Jr. defends against Action Andretti!

But that’s not all! Assuming he defeats Alex Coughlin on ROH TV this week, Katsuyori Shibata will defend the ROH Pure Championship against #TAIGASTYLE, Lee Moriarty! Will The Wrestler still be the champion after this week is over?


BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

Ricky Starks put out the challenge, and Jay White accepted! In a match where Juice Robinson and FTR are all banned from ringside, The Absolute and the Switchblade will finally settle things 1v1! Plus, after big wins from both men tonight, Orange Cassidy defends the AEW International Championship 1v1 against Swerve Strickland! Will the Mogul Embassy grab up even more gold?


Mixed Tag: Chris Jericho & Saraya VS Adam Cole & Britt Baker!

It would seem the Unsanctioned Match at Double or Nothing was not enough for anyone to end this! The Wizard & The Knight called out the Undisputed Couple for this match, and they obliged! Will Jericho & Saraya be the ones standing tall with a fireball? Or will San Diego be all about The Boom?

Fans sing Judas for Jericho, but Saraya still calls them all losers. The teams sort out and Jericho starts against Cole. Cole and Jericho fire off hands right at the bell! Jericho gets the edge, CHOPS, then CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Cole fires back, Jericho ROCKS him, then puts him in a corner, Jericho ROCKS Cole again and again, whips corner to corner, and Jericho clotheslines! Fans are torn but Saraya says they better cheer! Jericho goes back to Cole, but Cole turns things around to ROCK Jericho with forearm after forearm, then he CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS, Cole CHOPS, they CHOP back and forth!

Jericho gets the edge with those CHOPS, but Cole rakes the eyes! Saraya complains but Cole stalks Jericho. Cole stomps Jericho, digs a boot in, but lets off as the ref counts. Jericho pokes Cole in the eyes! Jericho then throws Cole out, goes out after him, and fans fire up as Jericho whips Cole into railing! Jericho puts Cole back in, stalks him to a corner and CHOPS again! Jericho whips, Cole comes back and he CLOBBERS Jericho! Jericho hurries away, Cole dares him to come back, but Jericho tags out to Saraya. Saraya dares Cole to do something, but fans fire up as Britt steps in! And she fires off on Saraya!

Saraya shoves, Britt dodges and SLINGBLADES! And NORTHERN LIGHTS! Cover, TWO! Britt CLUBS Saraya, brings her up to Alabama Lift, AIR RAID CRASH! Britt revels in the cheers and spells it out, “D! M! D!” Britt then sits Saraya up, runs, but Saraya distracts the ref so Jericho can trip Britt! Fans boo but Cole rushes Jericho! Saraya stomps Britt, the ref keeps Cole from getting at Jericho, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Saraya covers Britt, shouts at the ref, and the ref returns, TWO! Saraya drags Britt up to HEADBUTT her down! Saraya paces around Britt, drags her up, and throws her down. Saraya points to Jericho, they “tag,” and then Jericho eggs Britt on. The ref tells Jericho to get out, that’s not the kind of match this is. Saraya taunts Cole while Jericho exits, and Saraya stomps Britt. Saraya drags Britt around, puts her in the ropes, then goes to the apron to fire off knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off to step back inside and they argue. Jericho talks trash on Britt but she swipes at him! Cole protests but Saraya stomps Britt down.

Saraya drags Britt up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Saraya argues with the ref but the count was fair. Saraya drags Britt into a chinlock stretch but Britt endures. Fans rally, Britt fights up, but Saraya CLUBS her back down! Saraya brings Britt around, CLUBS her, then Saraya “tags” Jericho again. Jericho spells it out, “D! M! D!” then signals the fans can shove it! Saraya stomps Britt, Jericho shouts at Britt, and the ref keeps Cole back. Saraya stands on Britt’s hair, pulls on the arms, but lets off as the ref counts. Dynamite returns to single picture as Saraya tosses Britt out. Saraya then goes out, Cole and Jericho shout at each other and the ref is distracted.

Saraya waves to the ramp, and out come the Outcasts! Ruby & Toni stomp away on Britt! Fans boo, Saraya drags Britt into the ring, and they get away with all of that! But HIKARU SHIDA is here! She SMACKS the Outcasts around with the kendo stick and fans fire up! Saraya is furious, but Britt rolls her up! TWO!! Saraya escapes and CLUBS Britt down! Jericho storms in and shouts at Britt, but Britt glares at him. Britt SLAPS Jericho, DECKS Saraya, and tags in Cole! Fans fire up as Cole rallies on Jericho with forearms! Cole whips, Jericho reverses but Cole CLOBBERS him! And ELBOW! And BOOT!

Cole rains down fists, just like at the end of their Unsanctioned match! Jericho pushes Cole away, CHOPS him, but, Cole PELES! Cole whips, Jericho holds ropes and avoids the dropkick! LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Cole survives but Jericho scrambles away, hot tag to Saraya! That allows Britt to run in and rally on Saraya! Fans fire up and Britt hits a NECKBREAKER! Britt then hauls Saraya up but Saraya wrenches out to kick low! Saraya whips Britt to a corner, storms up, but into a BOOT! Britt goes up, Saraya runs back in to ROCK Britt! Saraya climbs up after Britt, but Britt resists the superplex!

Britt SHOVES Saraya down, adjusts, and fans fire up! But Jericho scurries over and asks for mercy! He even shields Saraya? Britt FROG SPLASHES them both!! Cover on Saraya, TWO!! Saraya survives but Britt tags Cole in! Cole BOOTS Jericho, hits a BACKSTABBER, and goes to the corner. Cole climbs up, aims, and Jericho stands, PANAMA- NO, Jericho trips Cole! Cole resists as Jericho tries to turn him! WALLS OF JERICHO!! Fans fire up, Saraya BLASTS Britt!! Cole endures, powers up, crawls forward and reaches out, but Jericho drags him back from the ropes! Fans fire up more as Jericho sits deep!

Wait! Britt gets her glove! Britt puts the glove on, steps into the ring and she fishhooks Jericho!! Jericho lets Cole go and fans fire up! Britt puts Jericho in the Rings of Saturn! LOCKJAW!! Saraya STOMPS Britt! The ref reprimands everyone, but Saraya goes to her corner. Cole tunes up the band as he aims at Jericho. Jericho stands, Cole rushes in, CODE BREAKER hits first!! Cover, TWO!!! Cole survives and Jericho can’t believe it! Jericho and Cole throw forearms back and forth and fans rally up. They stand, CHOP and forearm on repeat, and Cole gets the edge! Cole whips, Jericho reverses but DOUBLE LARIATS collide!

Saraya and Britt shout for Jericho and Cole, both men crawl for their corners. Hot tag to Saraya and Britt jumps in! Britt and Saraya fire off forearms! Saraya hits low, whips, but Britt holds ropes to then reel Saraya in! Saraya wrenches out, HOOK KICK to the GOOD KNIGHT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Britt survives and shocks Saraya! Jericho has Floyd the Baseball Bat! He aims, swings, but Britt doges and Cole SUPERKICKS! Then Britt SUPERKICKS Saraya! Then they DOUBLE SUPEKRICK Jericho!! Fans are thunderous, Cole goes to the corner and Britt tags him in! Cole drops the kneepad, takes aim, “I told you!”

Jericho sits up, into the BOOM!! Cover, Cole & Britt win!

Winners: Adam C0le & Britt Baker, by pinfall

The Undisputed Couple stands tall! The power of love, but also just all that pent up frustration, wins out in the end, while Jericho throws a fit! Cole dares Jericho to keep fighting then! Jericho throws in a chair, and even the ring bell! Cole and Britt grab those for themselves, and that makes Jericho back off. Can Cole & Britt finally move on from The Wizard and his schemes to go get themselves some gold?

My Thoughts:

A very good aftermath show for AEW after only a very good Double or Nothing. Good promos from Kris Statlander, Wardlow and MJF to follow their title wins. A little surprising that Kris had her first defense so soon but I suppose this gets it out of the way, and it gets Kris going on doing her best to match Jade’s streak. Taya watching backstage makes some sense, and I sense her turning Heel over being denied twice. Sadly, I think Taya is going to go 0-3 for the TBS Champion, because if she didn’t beat Jade, she’s not going to beat the person who beat Jade. And I do appreciate that Wardlow is calling out Luchasaurus, he’s being a proactive champion.

MJF of course isn’t, he’s just expecting AEW to find somebody. But I feel like, with Tony Khan letting us know CM Punk IS returning, that’s just the natural course of things for the world title. AEW Collision’s success is not fully dependent on CM Punk being back, but it will definitely incentivize Chicago fans to show up. But I love that there were plenty of fans who hated that news as there were who loved it in San Diego. And MJF VS Punk is an obvious route given how the Pillars he cheated at Double or Nothing are now going to other stories in the meantime. Sammy was the only absent one, but he’s surely preparing to be a parent.

Darby & Cassidy had an awesome tag match with The Gates of Agony, and I figured Darby & Cassidy would win. Swerve also won an awesome Triple Threat against Bill and Trent, and of course Swerve is moving on to a title. I feel like Swerve should be the one to dethrone Cassidy. He’s got The Mogul Embassy to help him cheat so that technically keeps Cassidy strong, and then Swerve can bring that title into a feud with Darby or in whatever finish we FINALLY get of Swerve VS Keith Lee. Then Jungle Boy returns to teaming with Hook just because there’s no other singles title open. JungleHook VS LFI is still going to be fun, and maybe we get Jungle Boy VS Rush. But honestly, I almost thought JB was gonna turn on Hook there. Heel Jack Perry taking the FTW Championship could be pretty cool.

Great promo from Bullet Club Gold and then great brawl with FTR and Starks. Starks VS White is going to end things one way or another, but I feel like it has to be White’s win. Then BCG VS FTR can be for the AEW World Tag Team Championships going into All In London. Speaking of titles, Championship Rampage is loaded, though I’m surprised there wasn’t just another Battle of the Belts special. I wonder if Battle of the Belts goes away with Collision being on Saturdays. Pretty sure all champions retain, though, because NONE of those titles are AEW property. Also, I feel that’s irresponsible to automatically say it’s Shibata VS Moriarty when Shibata VS Coughlin is airing tomorrow night on ROH.

The Acclaimed had a good promo with Renee on stage, and I figured they’d stick together and try again. They’ll probably choose a Open House Rules stipulation next time, I look forward to something wild from them. Really good promo from The Outcasts, and Storm could face just about anyone in her first defense of the world title. From how things went in the main event, pretty sure it’s Shida since she is still fighting against The Outcasts. Britt & Cole of course win against Jericho & Saraya, but that was a pretty fun Mixed Tag. And if Shida doesn’t beat Storm, I bet we get Britt VS Storm at like All Out or something.

Great opener of BCC VS Lucha Bros & Bandido, and Bryan was pretty good on commentary. I figured BCC would win, they’re going to keep things rolling from Double or Nothing. And good promo from The Elite and Dark Order, because it kept up the continuity from over the years. Hangman saying Kenny was out of the country but not in Canada totally hints at him being in Japan to reconnect with Kota Ibushi, which is definitely the next phase of this.  Elite plus Ibushi VS BCC plus Konosuke, Blood & Guts, that has to be it. And speaking of, Callis and Konosuke had a great promo, especially factoring in that nuclear Heel heat Callis has. Like, every other Heel wishes they had the level of booing, jeering and middle fingers Callis had aimed at him.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (5/30/23)

It’s about to get TOXIC!



NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Tonight: Jacy Jayne, Gigi Dolin, and a WEAPONIZED STEEL CAGE!

NXT returns from the Battleground, but another battle is about to begin! The Toxic War between Gigi and Jacy ends, inside a cage, the walls lined with weaponry! Who will be left standing as the Toxic Victor?


  • Weaponized Steel Cage: Gigi Dolin VS Jacy Jayne; Gigi wins.
  • Wes Lee & Tyler Bate VS The Dyad w/ Ava Raine; Wes & Bate win.
  • Joe Coffey VS “Stacks” Channing Lorenzo; Joe wins.
  • Cora Jade VS Ivy Nile; Cora wins.
  • NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Noam Dar w/ Oro Mensah, Lash Legend & Jakara Jackson; Melo wins and retains the title.


Weaponized Steel Cage: Gigi Dolin VS Jacy Jayne!

What was once one of the most dominant duos in the NXT Women’s Division was torn apart by ambition and pride. Where one thought they were closer than sisters, the other only saw herself as the star and everyone else as a side character. This is going to end one way or another, but will it be the Toxic Avenger or the Toxic Traitor that comes out on top?

But wait! Jacy attacks Gigi during her entrance! And then RAMS her into the steel! And then into steel steps! Fans boo but Jacy takes Gigi’s jacket from her, throws it at her, then throws Gigi into the steel again! Jacy says it’s all about her, and she SMACKS Gigi off more steps, and Gigi’s head also hits the underside of the door! Jacy makes Gigi take a seat, to SLAM the door shut on her! And again! And again! Jacy howls but fans boo, and Jacy drags Gigi into the cage. Jacy then closes the door, the bell rings, and Jacy stalks Gigi. Jacy has a duffel bag, and she brings out a LEATHER STRAP! She LASHES Gigi!

Jacy LASHES Gigi more and more, then howls again. Gigi writhes, Jacy gets a chair, but Gigi gets a trash can lid! Gigi kicks Jacy low, SMACKS her on the back, and now Jacy writhes. Gigi runs, but Jacy drop toeholds her onto the chair! Jacy drags Gigi through the chair, runs, but Gigi avoids the ax kick! Gigi comes back with a ROUNDHOUSE! Jacy takes a seat, Gigi CROSSBODIES her down! Gigi drags Jacy up, RAMS her into the steel, then RAMS her into the other side! Gigi gets that strap for herself now, and she LASHES Jacy! And again! And again! And again! Then she just throws the strap at Jacy before getting a trash can lid.

Gigi brings the can around, puts it on Jacy, and then Kawada Kicks away on it! Jacy falls over, Gigi takes the can off her, and fans fire up. Gigi has Jacy against ropes, digs the can into her, and says this is what Jacy wanted! Gigi SLAPS Jacy, runs, and dropkicks the can into Jacy! Cover, TWO! Jacy is still in this, and Gigi snarls. Gigi looks for something else to use as fans rally behind her. Gigi gets the strap and CHOKES Jacy with it! Gigi says Jacy ruined everything! They were like sisters! Gigi lets Jacy go, gets more trash cans, and she sets one down. Fans chant “We Want Tables!” but Gigi gets the bat! It has a rose on it!

Gigi JAMS Jacy with the baseball bat, then DIGS the thorn covered side into her! Gigi climbs up to CHOKE Jacy with the bat and again shouts that Jacy ruined everything! Gigi then takes aim, waits on Jacy to get up, but Jacy avoids the homer to SPINEBUSTER Gigi on the can! Fans are shocked while NXT goes picture in picture.

Jacy talks trash on Gigi, stalks her, and brings her up. Jacy RAMS Gigi into steel, then RAMS her into more steel! Jacy then grinds Gigi into the chain link like it’s a cheese grater! Jacy lets off to revel in the moment, then she steps back in through the ropes. Jacy talks trash on the fans and on Gigi, and then stalks her to ropes. Jacy KICKS Gigi in the face! Jacy gets a chair, wedges it in a corner, and then goes back for Gigi. Jacy brings Gigi up to whip, but Gigi stops herself! Gigi ELBOWS Jacy, runs and BOOTS her down! Gigi then gets another trash can, and she wedges that in another corner.

Gigi goes to Jacy, kicks her low, and whips, but Jacy reverses! Gigi blocks, Jacy kicks low, then blocks a kick to LARIAT Gigi down! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Gigi is still in this but Jacy rains down fists on her! Jacy eggs Gigi on, taunts fans, then gets a steel chain! Jacy wraps that around her first, gives it a kiss, and FULL METLA BODY SHOTS! And then another! And another! Gigi falls over while Jacy swings the chain. Jacy grinds as she sits Gigi up, and wraps the chain around Gigi’s face! Gigi can only endure as the chain digs into her nose and mouth! NXT returns to single picture as fans rally back up.

Gigi fights, powers up, and swings Jacy into the steel chair! Jacy goes down and fans fire up! Jacy staggers up, Gigi roars, and Gigi ROCKS Jacy, KICKS her and KNEES her! Ripcord and STO! Cover, TWO!! Gigi is frustrated but she pounds the mat. Fans rally up, Gigi gets another chair, and she puts that down at center. She gets that chair from the corner, and another chair, and another chair, and she piles them together. Gigi brings Jacy over, half nelsons, but Jacy fights! Jacy whips, spins Gigi, and then NECKBREAKER on the chair pile!! Both women writhe but Jacy covers, TWO!! Gigi survives and Jacy is beside herself!

Fans rally up, Jacy clears the chairs out of the way and she throws a forearm on Gigi. Gigi comes back with a haymaker! Jacy throws a forearm back! Gigi throws a forearm of her own! Fans rally, Jacy throws another forearm but Gigi fires a flurry! Gigi wrenches, hooks Jacy up, but Jacy dosidos her into the TRASH CAN! And then SUPERKICKS! Just like the night she betrayed Gigi! Jacy runs in, CANNONBALL into the trash can! Cover, TWO!!! Gigi survives again and Jacy is at a loss for words. But then Jacy just grins and rains down fists on Gigi! Fans chant “We Want Tables!” and Jacy drags the table out!

Fans actually chant, “Thank You, Jacy!” and she says shut up, she’s not doing it for them! Jacy sets the table up near a corner, and she goes back to Gigi. Jacy suplexes but Gigi blocks! Gigi throws body shots, turns things around, but Jacy blocks the suplex! Gigi CLUBS Jacy, KNEES her low, and then drags her up to whip. Jacy reverses and sends Gigi into the steel! Jacy then brings Gigi up, bumps her off buckles, and brings her up the corner! Fans fire up as Jacy dribbles Gigi off buckles and the steel! Jacy says this is all about HER, and she reaches the very top rope. But Gigi HEADBUTTS in return!

Jacy wobbles, Gigi SMACKS her off the steel again and again! Jacy stays on the top rope but Gigi clinches, CHOKE SLAM THROUGH THE TABLE!! High stack, Gigi wins!!

Winner: Gigi Dolin, by pinfall

The Toxic Avenger finally ends the Toxic War! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” What is next for Gigi now that she’s gotten past her past?


Backstage interview with Wes Lee.

McKenzie Mitchell is with the North American Champion and notes we’re just 48 hours removed from his win in a Triple Threat. He is now the longest reigning North American Champion, with TEN successful defenses. Has it sunk in yet? Now that she says it, yes! He is PUMPED! But he’s also sore. Comes with the territory. Back when he won the title at Halloween Havoc, he had no idea how this ride was gonna go. But through the multiple multi-mans, the open challenges and the unforeseen odds- “Sunday’s victory proved nothing!” The Dyad storms in to say Joe Gacy wants to send a reminder.

Wes says okay, he’ll bust them all! But then Tyler Bate steps up to say that if they want to fight Wes, they fight him, too! The Dyad backs off, and Bate tells Wes that as he said on Sunday, that was all business. He still has Wes’s back, if he’ll have him. Wes says he appreciates that. They fist bump, but will Rip Fowler & Jagger Reed still try to send that “message” from The Schism?


Tony D’Angelo gets his mug shot.

He isn’t happy about it, either. But what will happen should The Don have to go to court?


Gallus talks backstage.

They’re of course happy to be NXT Tag Team Champions, but Wolfgang admits, The Creed Brothers are tough. But no one can stop Gallus! They never stop. The Creeds are done, so who steps up to their kingdom next? Well, Tony D and Stacks had next, but uh, Tony can’t do too much with his hands cuffed. “It wasn’t me, officer! I swear! I’m a nice guy!” Fogedaboutit! But Stacks storms in! He knew it was them! They ratted on Tony! Don’t get the wrong idea, Stacks, it wasn’t them. But what is he gonna do without his daddy? Better question: Ever heard that snitches get stitches?

Stacks fires off on Gallus, but he gets mugged 3v1! The refs rush in, but Gallus still throws Stacks into shelfs! The refs tell Gallus they are EJECTED from the building! Gallus is fine with that, they did the damage. But who is going to be next if The Family is busy with their own problems?


Carmelo Hayes is here!

Fans cheer as Trick Melo Gang heads to the ring, because the NXT Champion is still HIM! Trick gets the mic to get to business. They went to Melo’s hometown, Melo went to Battleground, and he left still champion. Fans cheer that, and Melo says he did that. Now listen, Battleground was exactly that: a battle. So he will paint a picture: Melochussetts was going crazy! Bron VS THOUSANDS! Big Spear, Melo still alive. Nothing But Net, #AndStill! And one thing everyone needs to realize, sometimes you gotta take shots to make shots. When it comes to this NXT Championship, Melo don’t ever miss!

Trick says Melo don’t lie, either! Battleground is another brick in the foundation of the HIM Dynasty. But wait, NOAM DAR is here? Dar and his squad walk out, and Dar tells Melo, “Well done! Congratulations! You  managed to escape your hometown still champion. And Melo, you weren’t the only one to retain their championship.” Fans boo as Dar says HE defended HIS NXT Heritage Cup, “the most coveted prize in NXT.” But Melo only just managed to beat Bron. Dar beat Dragon Lee not once, but twice. Thank you.

Trick tells “Mr. Supernova” that we don’t have time to talk about how it took four of them to cheat Dragon Lee. Fans cheer that! But there is time to talk about Dar coming out to interrupt Trick Melo Gang. Interrupting Trick Melo Gang is a super no-no. Melo says he saw that match, Dar really is like that. But there’s levels to this. That trophy puts Dar on a high level, but this NXT Championship puts Melo on the HIGHEST level. Dar may’ve “beat” Dragon twice, but Melo bets he couldn’t even beat Melo once. And that’s all it is, and that’s all it- NO NO NO NONONO! SHH! The adults are talking, Trick.

Fans boo as Dar tells Melo that that almost sounded like a challenge. Is Melo challenging Dar, even though that’d be the biggest mistake of his life? If Melo is building a dynasty, then step up! Put the NXT Championship on the line TONIGHT! Trick says whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Dar is trying to take advantage of Melo while he’s tired. DUH! Well done, Captain Obvious. But hey, straight up, what does Melo say? Oh, wait, Lash was right! Melo is just counting the minutes, making it easy, because he doesn’t have what it takes to compete at the highest level night in and night out, like Dar.

But actually, it must be hard to miss when he has… What’s Lash calling it? Low management! No, no, if Dar wants it, then he’s got it! TONIGHT! Fans fire up, but did the Supernova Squad just get the better of HIM?


Cora Jade talks with the other women in the locker room.

They all saw her match with Lyra in the tournament, right? Lyra headbutted her right in the eye! Cora was basically blind half the match! And if she could’ve seen, SHE would have gone to Battleground, and SHE would be NXT Women’s Champion. Literally everyone else goes, “Um…” Cora says fine, but the only one to be celebrated is HER! Her accomplishments, her star power. But nooo~, we all let Cora get screwed over. She deserves to be champion! But in walks Ivy Nile. We’ve all had it with the whining. Injuries are part of the game, so suck it up and get over it. Everyone would’ve loved to have been in that tournament, too.

Cora tells Ivy not to give her attitude just cuz her guys couldn’t get the job done and Ava whipped her ass. Ivy says at least they were all in that fight. Where was Cora on Sunday? Just sitting here bitching about it. Cora says she’s not scared of Ivy, but does anyone believe that?


Axiom watches footage on his phone.

Reggie walks over and says, “What’s up, Ax? Tell me you’re watching Battleground.” Axiom says yes, but then sees who he’s talking to. Axiom stands right up but Reggie tells him to chill, he means you no harm. Then what does he want? See, “Reggie!” Everyone always calls him that, and that is his given name, but growing up, a lot of people called him “Scrypts.” Who? His family? And why “Scrypts?” Definitely not his family. And he won’t get into it right now, that’s a story for another day. Then what does Scrypts want? He appreciates what Axiom did for him. Wait, what? When he took the mask off! It opened Scrypts’ eyes!

It was like Scrypts was living in a cave, watching shadows on the wall. But now, he is living in the sunlight, seeing what is meant to be seen. And Dabba-Kato trying to take Axiom out after their match last week, Scrypts couldn’t stand by. He jumped into action to help Axiom since Axiom helped him. And Scrypts just wants to thank him. Scrypts/Reggie leaves, and Axiom says, “Any time.” Is Scrypts going to go from a would-be archenemy to a new ally?


Wes Lee & Tyler Bate VS The Dyad w/ Ava Raine!

The Cardiac Kid & Big Strong Boi are standing together again against Rip Fowler & Jagger Reed. The Schism isn’t done with Wes, but will their tree get chopped down?

NXT returns as Bate makes his entrance, followed by Wes. The teams sort out and Reed starts with Bate. They circle, tie up, and Reed wrenches an arm to a wristlock. Bate rolls, rolls back, then uses a leg to get free and knuckle lock. Bate whips and WRINGS Reed out, then wrenches the arm again. Reed pulls hair to put Bate in the corner and Rip tags in to ROCK Bate! Rip ROCKS Bate again, puts him in a corner, but Bate boots then KNEES back! Bate goes up to FLYING UPPERCUT! Fans fire up and Bate wrenches Rip to tag in Wes. Wes slingshots to sunset flip! TWO! Rip gets Wes in the face with that kickout, then he ROCKS Wes!

Rip scoops, Wes slips off but Rip bucks the O’Conner. Things speed up, Wes slides and headscissors! Wes runs in, tilt-o-whirl CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Wes facelocks Rip, tags Bate, and Bate goes up to AX HANDLE the arm! Bate wrenches the arm, tags Wes back in, but Rip shoves Bate into Wes! Rip CLUBS Bate, tags Reed, and the Dyad brings Bate up to whip to the corner. Reed runs in but into a BOOT! Bate goes up and over Rip, under Reed, and baits them in for Wes’s FLYING ARM-DRAG HEADSCISSOR COMBO! Fans fire up as Wes & Bate DOUBLE DROPKICK The Dyad out!

Fans fire up as The Dyad get back in and the four stare down. But then Wes & Bate see MUSTAFA ALI in the perch!? The Beacon is here, but why!? Ali heads down to ringside while NXT goes to break.

NXT returns as Jagger grinds Bate down with a chinlock. Fans rally up, Bate fights up, and we see Ali is on commentary now. Bate powers the hold open but Reed KNEES him in the back and tags Rip. They double suplex and hold Bate up but Bate throws knees! Bate knees and knees and DOUBLE KNEES, to then get free! Bate DOUBLE RANAS The Dyad! Fans fire up, Bate dodges Reed but Rip ROCKS him! The Dyad set Bate up but Bate BOOTS Reed away! He ends up in the corner with Rip, Wes tags in to rally on The Dyad! SUPERKICK for Reed, ELBOW for Rip, BOOT for Reed, and a flurry of fists for Rip!

Wes snapmares and DROPKICKS Rip and fans fire up! Reed storms up but Wes elbows him away. Victory roll and jump, DDT for Rip! Reed runs in but Wes ducks the enziguri to wrench and fire off fast strikes! DOUBLE STOMP on Reed’s back! Rip runs in but is sent into the corner! ENZIGURI, then snapmare! Wes flips but Rip dodges! THROAT CHOP! Fans boo but Ava cheers, and Reed tags in. Reed and Rip aim, but Bate gets up, Rip DECKS Bate, but Wes fires off haymakers and CHOPS on The Dyad. The Dyad kicks back, double whips, but Wes ducks ‘n handsprings to DOUBLE PELE!! Tag to Bate!

Bate and Wes each have a corner, they each aim at a Dyad, for DOUBLE TORNILLO!! Wes then FLIES to take out Rip! Bate gets Reed for the TYLER DRIVER 97!! Cover, Bate & Wes win!

Winners: Wes Lee & Tyler Bate, by pinfall

That was definitely a big strong victory, and then Ivy gets at Ava!! The Creed Brothers rush out, but The Dyad goes after them! It is a chaotic brawl, more refs rush out to stop this, but fans want to “Let Them Fight!” And then Gacy gets in to CLOBBER Wes and Bate! Gacy stomps away on Wes, but Ali jumps in! Ali DECKS Gacy! Fans fire up as Ali DECKS Gacy again! Ali TOSSES Gacy out hard, and he throws off his jacket! The Beacon stands with Bate and Wes, will they join forces to chop down The Schism’s tree?


Drew Gulak & Charlie Dempsey lead another Chase U class.

The Philly Stretcher says, “The name of the game is leverage.” Collar ‘n’ elbow, let’s go. Then you get the headlock. Thea Hail watches closely but Duke Hudson tells her that while he’s all for pushing yourself, but Gulak was the one who made her cry. She doesn’t have to take this class, he can give her a pass. No, she has to do this for herself. She never wants to feel that way again! They think she’s weak, but she’s not! She wants to prove it! She wants to get in there! Let her go! LET HER GO!! Thea, let HIM go! Yeesh. But okay, give ’em hell. Okay okay okay! She jumps in, Gulak tells the one guy, “Submission wrestling is the backbone of success. Good job.”

Dempsey taps Gulak’s shoulder and says, “Speaking of success. Look who decided to join.” Well, so nice of Thea to join in. But no crying this time or running away, okay? Loud and clear, sir. She can do this. Alright. Everyone done. She circles with Dempsey, what will her grade be in this test?


Tiffany Stratton heads to the ring.

The Center of the Universe is the NEW NXT Women’s Champion, and given all the pictures of herself in the ring, this “Tiffybration” is only about herself. Tiffany gets the mic to say, “Raise your hands if you’re not surprised that Tiffany Stratton is the NEW NXT Women’s Champion~!” She knows she isn’t. This Sunday, she claimed her rightful spot at the “Tiffy top” of NXT. Fans do cheer, and Tiffany says this title has been held by future hall of famers: Charlotte Flair, Asuka, Bayley, Rhea Ripley, the list goes on and on. And tonight, she shows everyone what it means to be a true champion.

Fans cheer that, and Tiffany says “Honestly, when I think of what a champion is, it is me! Nobody in that locker room can do what I can do. And when I look in the mirror, I think to myself, I am the epitome of what a true WWE Superstar is! So to continue on in my Tiffybration, I would like to invite up the entire NXT Women’s locker room so they can all recognize me as their Women’s Champion. Ladies?” No one comes out. Fine, no one wants to know who her first opponent is gonna be. Do the fans do? “YES!” “Aww, you guys actually think I care what you think.” Tiffany asks the locker room to come out, and finally they all walk out.

Tiffany says she knows they’re all starstruck, and that they all have the same question: “What is next for Tiffany Stratton? Who will I give my first title defense to? And to be honest, as everyone is out here, I can’t help but think to myself that I’m gonna be champion for a long, long time. I mean, I might as well retire as champion. Nobody can sit with me. Not you, not you, and I don’t even know why you’re out here,” Thea. Oh, and it is DEFINITELY not Lyra. Sorry not sorry. This is getting so awkward, she invited them all out here. Hah, JK! Luckily for them, on her way home, she had a Tiffany Epiphany!

She thought to herself, she should give them all an opportunity at the #TiffyTitle! So next week, there will be a #1 Contender’s Battle Royal to determine her challenger. Good for you all. “But TBH, it doesn’t matter who’s gonna win, because I’m gonna beat all of you to it. I am gonna beat all of you to it, because as far as I know, and for as long as I want, it is Tiffy Time.” Tiffany raises the belt, and confetti and balloons fall. But then Thea gets in to SLAP Tiffany! Fans fire up, and then both Roxie and Fallon get in! They pinball Tiffany with forearm shots! And SOBATS! Lyra gets in, too, but Tiffany scurries away!

But Lyra WRECKS her with a dropkick! Tiffany is furious but she’s the one who just turned the entire roster against her. Who will have their moment and get their shot at the Center of the Universe?


Trick Williams is on the phone backstage.

He says it is going down, but Melo will be alright. They’ll pull up afterward. Just keep the bottles on ice and the jacuzzi hot. Lash, Jakara & Oro walk over. Lash says they call him Trick Willy. Well, you heard that right. Then your boy is about to get whooped by Dar. A shame, though, cuz they kinda cute. Kinda? Hey, now! They may disagree on the match, but in the looks department, Trick Melo don’t miss. And y’all can leave, button your lips, move your hips, he’ll holler. Oro wants Trick to understand what the ladies are saying: Melo should’ve taken the night off.

Trick recognizes Oro. He saw that match, Oro was in Dar’s corner, this must’ve all be his plan. Oro’s a real shyster, y’know that? And Miss Jackson the Distraction, and Lash is a distraction herself. Bet they’d like to hit Trick with a bucket. Trick would like that, huh? Trick says he’s watching all y’all! Don’t try him! Will Trick Melo Gang be ready for everything the Supernova Squad is bringing?


Dani Palmer is in the ring.

“I cannot leave, I cannot leave this ring, until I find out who this attacker is! Whoever’s been wreaking havoc in this division said that they’d reveal themselves TONIGHT! You attacked me, and you attacked my best friend, Sol, and now she’s out for a year! I’m done waiting. I’m not going anywhere until you show your face!!” The attacker is on the tron, watching the footage of her handiwork. Nikkita Lyons, Wendy Choo, Sol Ruca, Dani Palmer, Roxanne Perez. Dani gets anxious, but the person is RIGHT BEHIND HER!! She attacks Danni, drags her up, and suplexes for a FALCON ARROW!!

IT’S BLAIR DAVENPORT! The Top Gaijin is back, and she gives Dani a KAMI-GOYE!! Targets of the Heir, beware! Who will be next on the list for Blair?


NXT shares footage from after the show last week.

Eddy Thorpe returned backstage and encountered Malik Blade & Edris Enofe. They congratulated him on the great effort against Tyler Bate. It’s tough, but so are you. And if Bate were to win the title, he could be looking at Eddy as next. Eddy says that’s nice of them to say, but he wishes he had that one back. Nah, they all feel down after a loss. You learn more after a loss than you do a win. But Damon Kemp gives a sarcastic clap. Kemp was watching, and he has to admit, he was impressed. But Eddy can’t win without cheating, huh? Eddy rushes Kemp but Kemp gets away, will the Alpha Wolf get back at the Golden Gopher in their rematch?


Joe Coffey VS “Stacks” Channing Lorenzo!

Gallus was poking fun at The Don, and the Underboss wasn’t going to stand for it! Mark Coffey & Wolfgang were sent home, but will the Iron King still be on top? Or will Stacks make Joe fogedaboutit?

The bell rings and Stacks SHOTGUNS Joe! Stacks stomps Joe in the corner, the ref counts and Stacks lets off. Joe gets up to CLUB Stacks in the back, and throw body shot after body shot! Stacks still tackles Joe and rains down forearms! Stacks headlocks, but Joe fights up, only for Stacks to KNEE Joe again, and again, and again! FIST DROP! Cover, TWO! Stacks clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Joe, but Joe fights up. Stacks hits a headlock takeover, Joe keeps his shoulder up but Stacks pushes the arm down, TWO! Stacks throws hands, Joe is down again, TWO! Joe rolls Stacks to a cover, TWO!

Stacks still has the headlock, but Joe fights up. Joe powers out and hip tosses Stacks hard! Stacks staggers up to ropes, but Joe runs in to fire haymakers. Fans rally and Joe whips Stacks corner to corner hard! Stacks bounces off buckles, Joe drops knees on his back! And then an elbow on the ribs! Cover, TWO! Stacks is hanging tough but Joe drags him up. Stacks throws body shots but Joe knees low. Joe ROCKS Stacks, RAMS him, then HIP TOSSES! Stacks flounders to ropes but Joe digs his laces into Stacks’ face. Stacks throws body shots, ROCKS him, and wrenches an arm to HIP DROP it! Cover, TWO!

Stacks keeps cool, he brings Joe up but Joe scoops to SLAM! Stacks writhes, Joe shakes out the arms and checks his ears. Joe runs in but Stacks put shim on the apron! Stacks DROPKICKS Joe off the apron! Fans fire up and Stacks eggs Joe on. Joe tells Stacks that HE’s the rat, but Stacks goes out to ROCK him! Stacks has Joe on the defense as NXT goes to break.

NXT returns and Joe has Stacks in body scissors. Stacks powers back to a cover, TWO and Joe keeps on the squeeze. Fans rally as Stacks endures, and Stacks pries at the hold. Stacks pushes back again, ONE, and now Stacks is free! Stacks gets the legs but Joe kicks him away! Joe and Stacks stagger up, Stacks rushes in but into a FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Joe drags Stacks up to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Joe drags Stacks up but Stacks throws hands! Stacks ROCKS Joe, brings him in, DDT! Fans fire up while both men are down! Stacks rises, Joe crawls, and Stacks runs in to rally with haymakers!

Fans fire up as Stacks dodges Joe to UPPERCUT him down! Joe staggers around, Stacks runs in at the corner to UPPERCUT again! Joe staggers out of the corner, Stacks gets him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! The Iron King is hanging tough but Stacks tells him vaffanapoli! Stacks goes up the corner, but Joe UPPERCUTS him first! Joe climbs up, clinches, SUPER OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY!! Cover, TWO!?! Stacks survives and fans fire up! Joe is furious and he drags Stacks up. Joe whips, Stacks reverses, but Joe goes up and around, but into a back drop! Fans fire up, Stacks runs in and clotheslines Joe and himself out of the ring!

Fans fire up while both men are down on the outside. A ring count starts, both men stand at 3 of 10. Stacks runs in to UPPERCUT Joe against the apron! We’re at 7, Stacks runs in, but is sent into the steps!! Joe drags Stacks up and in, aims from the corner, GLASGOW SENDOFF!! Joe keeps moving, ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS!! Cover, Joe wins!

Winner: Joe Coffey, by pinfall

Stacks fought hard to protect Tony D’s honor, but The Iron King still crushes him. Will NXT still be Gallus’ kingdom?


NXT shares more footage from after last week’s show.

Robert Stone asked Von Wagner, “What the hell was that, man?!” What the hell was what? Luca deserved everything he got out there! That’s not what Stone meant. Von got disqualified! He wants to get suspended? Fined? Have his free agency status revoked? That could happen if you keep acting like this! Von says Luca was running his mouth the last two weeks, on Von and on Stone. Von finally just shut it! Then don’t take what Stone’s about to say the wrong way. But whatever went on in Von’s past, he has anger issues. If Von isn’t gonna listen to Stone, then it is time to talk to a therapist.

A therapist? What the hell is that gonna do? So that they can take Von’s hard earned money? No, look, Stone can pay for it. He’s just asking Von do this for him. Von thinks about it, pats Stone on the shoulder, and says he’ll still think about it. Is Vicious Von going to finally get past his past?


NXT shares footage of Ilja Dragunov.

It was before Battleground on Sunday that he called home and assured his son, Constantine, that he’ll make it home in one piece. He made sure Constantine know he loves him. “Is it the pain that keeps searching for me? Or am I the one who searches for pain? Or maybe, I am the pain. In the end, it doesn’t matter. Because tonight, the world shall know pain.” Dragunov put on his gear, brought back the red contact lenses, and prepared for the war that was ahead of him. Last Man Standing with Dijak was truly the definition of pain. And in the end, Dragunov stood tall. The Czar will return next week, what will he be searching for when he does?


Cora Jade VS Ivy Nile!

Selfish, arrogant, entitled. Sound familiar? The Generation of Jade may have a black eye, but as she sees it, she’s still the most important part of NXT. Will she prove herself right? Or will the Diamond Pitbull make her see she’s just a punk?

NXT returns as Ivy makes her entrance. She already got into a scrap with Ava Raine, maybe that was just a good warmup. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, and Cora claims Ivy touched her bad eye! But then she ELBOWS Ivy! Cora laughs at Ivy but Ivy grabs that finger! Cora kicks low, headlocks, but Ivy powers out. Things speed up and Ivy goes to hip toss but Cora turns it around. Ivy blocks that to CLOBBER Cora! Ivy grabs an arm, steps through, drags Cora down, cover, ONE! Ivy wrenches Cora to an ELBOW BREAKER, and then she YANKS the arm. And YANKS it again!

Ivy WRINGS Cora out again, then brings her up to a fireman’s carry. Cora fights free with elbows and throws Ivy down by her hair! The ref reprimands, Cora laughs at Ivy, then runs to ELBOW her against ropes! Cover, TWO! Cora kicks Ivy around, taunts her, then throws her down by her hair again. Cora gives more toying kicks, CLUBS Ivy, then brings her around to TOSS her out to the apron. Fans duel as Cora brings Ivy in to CLUB her! Ivy is in the ropes, Cora puts some stank on the CHOP! It gets Ivy in the face!! Cora runs to SHOTGUN Ivy down! Ivy flops down, Cora covers, they’re in the ropes so Cora has to pull Ivy away. Cover again, TWO!

Cora is upset but she throws Ivy down by her hair again. Cora clamps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. Ivy endures, fans rally up, and Ivy arm-drags free! Cora comes back but into a roll-up, TWO! Cora swings, Ivy blocks to KICK! KICK! And ROUNDHOUSE! Cora staggers, Ivy whips her to a corner. Ivy runs in around the way, CALF KICK! Snapmare and cover, TWO! Ivy drags Cora back up to fisherman, but Cora cradle counters! TWO!! Ivy escapes but Cora kicks low. Cora wrenches the hair to throw Ivy back down! Fans rally, Cora runs, IMPLODER- NO, Ivy dodges the stomps and Cora jams a knee!

Ivy gut wrench SLAMS Cora! But here comes AVA! Ava grabs Ivy while the ref checks Cora! But Ivy gets the DIAMOND DRAGON on her! But Cora SHINING WIZARDS from behind! Cora gets Ivy up, FUTURE SHOCK!! Cover, Cora wins!

Winner: Cora Jade, by pinfall

Ivy is feeling rather #Jaded after that, but that’s more because Ava came back for more. Will the Generation of Jade look to go after the gold during #TiffyTime?


Hank ‘n’ Tank talk backstage.

Hank is sorry but how is the shoulder? Better every day. How’s Hank’s wrist? Better every day. But in all seriousness, they crushed it. Tank says Hank deserved that win, though. And at the end of the day, it worked! They’re tighter than ever! There’s this energy going back and forth! That connection! That’s what Hank was gonna say. Whoa, there’s the connection! Okay, let’s test it. First word that comes to mind, no thinking. Favorite food? On three- Wait, wait, “One two, go,” or “one two three, then go?” After three. Okay, okay. Favorite food. One, two, three, CHICKEN PARM! GASP!

Favorite animal? One, two, three, HONEY BADGER! Whoa… Favorite sauce on your wings. One, two, three, BUFFALO!! YES!! Edris & Malik walk over and say if they’re talking sauces, ya boi could eat. Bro, they just did eat! All they’re talking about is, ever since Tank ‘n’ Hank beat the tar outta each other, they’re like this! Fingers crossed. Tight. Oh, okay, after one match. It takes a bit longer than that, y’know that right? Oh, really? Watch this. Best movie of all time. One, two, three, JAWS! Okay, okay, they can do that. Edris & Malik go with “favorite day to work out.” One, two, three, MONURDAY. Monday VS Saturday.

No, try this. Pizza topping. One, two, three, PINEAMI! WHAT? Pepperoni VS Pineapple! Hank ‘n’ Tank let them argue this out, but Edris says they’re not gonna fight. But Malik says that could help them! Will each of these tag teams figure out their synchronicity over the Summer?


Backstage interview with Diamond Mine.

McKenzie finds Ivy & The Creeds, and she says there was just another altercation between Ivy and Ava. Ivy says yeah, and she’s sick of this crap! Ava, if you wanna be part of the game, step up! And for that matter, the Creeds tell The Dyad they can get it, too! Four roots, one stupid tree! But speaking of, Ava & The Dyad storm over! Refs rush in already as everyone is shouting, will the Diamond Mine look to crush The Schism once and for all?


NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Noam Dar w/ Oro Mensah, Lash Legend & Jakara Jackson!

Two champions triumphant at Battleground now collide to see who is truly at the very top. Will the Melobration continue into the Summer? Or will Supernova 11 have double swagger when he has double the championships?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Dar can beat HIM!

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Dar wrenches and wristlocks but Melo rolls, wrenches and wrangles Dar down. Fans rally, Dar rolls and stands to clinch and put Melo on the ropes. The ref counts, Dar swings but Melo dodges to CHOP! Melo headlocks, he grinds Dar down, but Dar fights up. Dar brings Melo down to a knee, pops out the back, and he wrenches to a wristlock. Dar shouts he’s the champ, then SLAPS the hand! Melo kips up, wrenches back, and arm-drags to an armlock! Fans chant “LOCK IT IN~!” as Trick makes the motion. Dar powers up and out to headlock, but Melo powers out of that.

The two RAM shoulders, neither falls, so Dar kicks a leg then KICKS Melo down! Dar talks more trash but fans boo. Melo swings, Dar gets around but Melo ELBOWS him away! Melo runs and springboards, FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up but Dar bails out to regroup with his group and NXT goes picture in picture.

Melo dares Dar to get back in but Oro, Lash & Jakara all coach Dar. Dar gets up, catches his breath, tells Melo to be patient, and takes his time returning. Dar slithers in, circles with Melo again and they tie up. Melo arm-drags Dar to a corner and then storms up. Melo CHOPS Dar, Dar staggers but Melo bumps him off buckles. Melo follows Dar to another corner, and CHOPS him down! Dar goes to the apron, Melo drags him up and SLINGSHOT SUPLEXES Dar in! Melo does crunches in the ropes while Dar writhes. Melo then goes to Dar to snap suplex low and hard! Cover, TWO! Dar’s team cheers him but Melo drags him up.

Dar wrenches to sweep the leg! Melo clutches a knee and Dar rains down fists! Dar grabs the arm to stomp it! Dar taunts Trick, follows Melo to a corner and fires off hands. Dar RAMS into Melo, the ref counts, and Dar wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Dar snapmares Melo, gets the legs and ties them up, but Melo boots him away! Melo arm-drags to another armlock. Melo digs his knee into Dar’s face and Dar endures. NXT returns to single picture as fans chant “LOCK IT IN~!” Dar fights up, tries to arm-drag but Melo smothers it. Dar ROCKS Melo, whips him, but Melo reverses. Melo runs in to ROCK Dar!

Melo whips corner to corner, runs in, blocks boots and puts Dar in the ropes to ENZIGURI! FADE AWAY! Cover, TWO! Dar is still in this but Melo brings him up. The corner teams argue, Dar elbows Melo! Melo whips, Dar reverses, they dosido and Melo goes out to the apron. Dar swings but Melo blocks. Dar ducks to sweep the legs again! Dar runs to SHOTGUN Melo off the apron! Fans fire up, Dar goes out and taunts Trick while he puts Melo in. Cover, TWO! Dar aims from a corner, Melo sits up, SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Melo is still in this but Dar’s team coaches him again.

Dar drags Melo up, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Dar grows frustrated but he drags Melo back up. Melo throws body shots, ROCKS him, ROCKS him again, but Dar ducks to step and SUPER FOREARM! Cover, TWO! Melo survives but Dar argues with Trick. Dar brings Melo up, throws knees, but Melo rolls Dar up! TWO, and Dar UPPERCUTS! Melo rebounds to tilt-o-whirl, FACEBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up again. Dar and Melo slowly rise, and Dar swings. Melo counter punches! Dar KICKS a leg, Melo CHOPS! Melo CLOBBERS Dar, and CLOBBERS him again!

Melo spins Dar, KNEE SMASH and a LARIAT! And a SUPERKICK! Dar staggers around, Melo runs to BOOT him down! Melo brings Dar up, whips, but Dar reverses to wrench. Melo ducks the kick, pump handle and SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Dar survives but Melo fires up. But Lash AND Jakara bark at him in the corner! Trick tells the ladies to stop that, but they get in Trick’s face now. But then Oro runs up, so Trick DECKS him!! Fans fire up but the ref tells Trick he’s EJECTED! Fans boo, he didn’t even start nothing! Trick still accepts the decision, though Team Dar rubs it in his face.

Dar sneaks up but Melo rolls Dar up! TWO, and Dar boot fents to BACK ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Into CHAMPAGNE SUPER KNEEBAR!! Melo powers up to stand and he rains down fists! Melo is free, and he grabs the arm! CROSSFACE!! Dar crawls, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Melo lets off fast to drag Dar back. Dar kicks the leg out, then stands. Melo ROCKS Dar, but Dar ROCKS Melo! Melo ROCKS Dar again, Dar ROCKS Melo again! Melo gets the edge but Dar kicks the leg! Melo blocks a kick but Dar ELBOW JABS! Dar spins, Melo ducks the heel kick but the BACKHAND connects!

Dar reels Melo into the facelock, but Melo SUPLEX CUTTERS! Dar flops over, Melo goes to the corner! Fans fire up as Melo climbs, but Lash distracts! Oro trips Melo! Fans boo as Team Dar keeps at it, but here come NATHAN FRAZER & DRAGON LEE! They got screwed by Team Dar so they go after Oro! Fans fire up but Dar tells them to back off! But Melo goes up, SUPER CROSSBODY on Dar and Oro! Fans are thunderous as Melo puts Dar in! Melo goes up, aims, NOTHING BUT NET!!! Cover, Melo wins!

Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)

An assist off the bench from Frazer & Dragon, Melo dunks on Dar! Put that on a poster, but who will- WAIT! BARON CORBIN?!? Corbin is back in NXT and he CLOBBERS Melo on the ramp! Corbin puts Melo in the ring, rains down fists, and fans boo as hard as they’ve ever booed before! But Corbin hits Melo with END OF DAYS!! Will the Lone Wolf look to bring an end to the HIM Dynasty?

My Thoughts:

A great episode of NXT, especially for an aftermath episode. They didn’t have quite the “Aftermath Syndrome” Raw was falling into, they were able to take things from Battleground and build upon them, not just recap them. I really liked that Dragunov vignette for the Last Man Standing match, and I look forward to what he’ll have to say next week. And while I was wondering what was next for everyone else, we got that for pretty much all the titles.

Wes Lee & Tyler Bate have a very good match with The Dyad, and of course there’s story overlapping with Schism and Diamond Mine, but I love that Mustafa Ali is part of the next “callback” (a main roster star coming back to NXT for a minute). Wes VS Ali would be amazing, but feels like something they’re gonna put on free TV. And Gacy clearly wants another shot, maybe he and Wes have a 1v1 feud going towards Great American Bash in late July. Wes has hit the record for defenses and apparently days as champion, so maybe he’s soon to drop the title so he can eventually move up. And I would hope we’re getting another Mixed Tag blowoff involving Dyad & Ava, but this time against Diamond Mine.

Also in connection to the Diamond Mine story, Ava attacking Ivy gives Cora a good rebound win after losing in the tournament. Cora is definitely nailing her Heel persona, but she’s gonna have to wait until a Face is champion again. Tiffany’s celebration being ruined was of course going to happen, and the contender battle royal will be really good. But after Gigi won that awesome cage match, I’m thinking she’s a frontrunner for challenging Tiffany. And while Dani Palmer called out the attacker and then got attacked, I feel like it should be Roxanne Perez or maybe a returning Nikkita Lyons should have the real feud with Blair Davenport. Nikkita would count as Blair’s first victim, it’d make make the most sense for her to want revenge.

Good promo from Gallus, Mark Coffey does an excellent Italian American/New Yorker impersonation. Stacks of course points the finger at Gallus, it’s kinda who I thought it was. But that would be too easy, so it’s not them. Stacks VS Joe Coffey was great stuff, Stacks is really coming into his own, but I figured Joe was winning that. Joe Coffey himself should really get in on like the North American Championship story, he hasn’t held anything in his WWE career, so he’s gotta get something. And since he has Gallus, Wes’s loss could be protected cuz Gallus helps Joe cheat and win the belt. Though that feels like how they might play Gacy getting the belt, if he gets the belt.

Good promo from Axiom and Reggie/Scrypts, and obviously last week established Reggie wants to be Axiom’s friend now. Him insisting he’s still Scrypts is an interesting choice, though. Good backstage promos that were “last week.” We’re of course getting Eddy VS Kemp round 2, and I liked Hank ‘n’ Tank having mind sync. Good stuff from Von and Stone, and I do like that Von’s story is starting to turn into a sort of PSA for normalizing therapy and taking care of mental health and emotional stability. But as I see it, either the therapy has no effect and Von stays a rage monster, or therapy makes Von too much of a pacifist and Stone tells him to unleash the righteous fury so he can win against bullies.

Great combining of stories with Dar stepping up to Melo here tonight. Great match, but I figured Melo was going to retain the title. I also figured Dar’s new little group was going to do everything they could to help him, and in turn we would see Dragon and Frazer turn things around on them. I would think Frazer gets next on Dar with Dragon as the cornerman now. And after Ali already made a splash, I did NOT think we were getting a second callback in the form of Corbin. Corbin and Ali do have a thing in common that they never held titles while in NXT, so maybe Corbin thinks he can tear down Melo to finally have the NXT Championship. But it’s not happening, Melo is definitely beating Bum Ass Corbin to make it through to Great American Bash.

My Score: 8.6/10

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