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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/21/23)

Will Bron break the Maharaja?



NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Will the burden of being champion break Bron?

The Modern Day Maharaja says Bron Breakker is going to crumble as NXT Champion, but will he be the one that breaks down before Roadblock?


  • Ilja Dragunov VS Trick Williams; Dragunov wins.
  • Chase U w/ Thea Hail VS The Dyad w/ The Schism; The Dyad wins.
  • Jacy Jayne VS Indi Hartwell; Jacy wins, by disqualification.
  • Gallus VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe; Gallus wins.
  • Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Tony D’Angelo w/ Channing Lorenzo; Tony wins.
  • Ivy Nile w/ Tatum Paxley VS Alba Fyre w/ Isla Dawn; Fyre wins.
  • NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Jinder Mahal w/ Indus Sher; Bron wins and retains the title.


Ilja Dragunov VS Trick Williams!

The Czar returned again to go after the Irish Ace, but Carmelo Hayes’ hype man was collateral damage. Trick hast he mic as he makes his entrance to say, “Reporting to you live, the best entertainer alive has finally arrived. And tonight I came out here to prove to you that I can do more than just talk.” Trick says he can back up everything he says! So Dragunov can come out here in his long robe, call himself the Mad Dragon, and orchestrate an imaginary band. But tonight, “that big headed bum” gets beat into oblivion! Trick tells Dragunov that it’s good pain makes him feel alive. Because tonight, Dragunov will be on cloud nine as Trick orchestrates an ass whooping!

But speak of the Czar and he appears! Trick has a lot to prove, but will he see why Dragunov is #UNBESIEGBAR?

But while Dragunov enters the ring, Trick sucker punches him! Fans chant, and even sing, “Whoop That Trick!” and the bell rings! Trick runs at Dragunov, into a clinch and SLAM! Dragunov headlocks, Trick rolls it to a cover, TWO! Dragunov still grinds Trick, they go to ropes, and the ref counts. Dragunov lets off to KICK Trick! Trick gets up and he RAMS Dragunov into a corner! Trick grinds his forearms in, but the ref counts. Trick lets off at 4, swings, but misses! Dragunov CHOPS, CHOPS again, then headlocks. Dragunov grinds Trick down, but Trick fights up. Fans rally, Trick lifts but Dragunov hits a flying takeover!

Trick fights up, powers Dragunov to ropes and powers out to headlock back. But Dragunov hits a takeover even then! Dragunov grinds Trick, but Trick fights up again. Trick throws body shots, powers out again, but Dragunov RAMS him! Trick comes back, Dragunov sidesteps and hits another BIG takeover! Trick rolls to a cover, TWO! Trick DECKS Dragunov with another sucker punch! Trick drags Dragunov up, scoops, SLAMS, then mocks the conducting. But Dragunov KANGAROO KICKS, then gets up to SPINNING CHOP! Fans fire up, Dragunov runs in at the corner, forearm smash! Snapmare, cover, TWO! PEANLTY KICK!

Trick stands but Dragunov CHOPS, and CHOPS! Dragunov shakes out his hand, then clinches Trick, Trick throws body shots, CLUBS Dragunov, but walks into another CHOP! Trick whips, Dragunov reverses and runs in to KNEE Trick! Snapmare puts Trick in the drop zone and Dragunov climbs, but Trick kicks the leg out! Dragunov still throws elbows and kicks. Dragunov CLUBS Trick on the back! Fans fire up, Dragunov brings Trick up, and CLUBS him again! Dragunov eggs Trick on, kicks him around, and CLUBS him again! Fans fire up with Dragunov, he clinches, whips, and clotheslines Trick in the corner!

Dragunov throws Trick down but Trick kicks him again! Trick ROCKS Dragunov, Dragunov throws hands again. But Trick SHOVES Dragunov down! Dragunov hits apron and then floor, but fans return to singing, “Whoop That Trick~!” But then JD McDonagh saunters out to ringside. Trick goes out after Dragunov, puts him in the ring and covers, TWO! JD lurks ringside while NXT goes picture in picture.

Trick drags Dragunov up, scoops him, but Dragunov slips off to shove and ENZIGURI! Trick staggers, Dragunov staggers, but Trick knocks Dragunov down! Trick stomps away, CHOKES Dragunov on ropes, then grabs legs for a CATAPULT GUILLOTINE! Dragunov sputters, the ref checks him, but Trick drags Dragunov up. Trick whips, Dragunov holds ropes, and he BOOTS back! Trick runs back in to ROCK Dragunov! And CHOP! Dragunov staggers to another side, but Trick bumps him off buckles. Trick stands Dragunov up to CHOP! Dragunov CHOPS back! Trick ROCKS Dragunov, stomps and fires off fast hands!

The ref counts, Trick lets off, and he drags Dragunov back up. Trick reels Dragunov in, but Dragunov blocks the lift! Trick wrenches and whips Dragunov hard into buckles! The ref again checks Dragunov but he’s still fighting back with kicks. Trick stomps Dragunov, drags him up again, and whips him hard into the other corner! Trick is certainly backing up his word right now as he stands over Dragunov. Trick stands Dragunov up, whips him again, but Dragunov stops himself! Dragunov ELBOWS back, CHOPS again, but Trick blocks the kick! Trick THROWS Dragunov into the ropes! The ref checks as Dragunov again clutches his neck.

Trick storms up on Dragunov, whips him to ropes, and POP-UP UPPERCUTS! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov is still in this and Trick grows frustrated. NXT returns to single picture as Trick clamps on a cravat neck wrench. Fans rally, Dragunov fights up, but Trick thrashes him around. JD is now on commentary and says his eye is almost 100%. Fans rally as Dragunov fights up against the cravat. Trick still thrashes Dragunov but Dragunov fights the hold! Dragunov breaks free, waistlocks, but Trick CLUBS him! Trick switches, but Dragunov throws elbows! Trick shoves Dragunov away, but Dragunov hits the CONSTANTINE SPECIAL!

Fans fire up while both men are down! Trick and Dragunov rise, and Dragunov CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dragunov whips, Trick reverses, but Dragunov holds ropes again. Dragunov BOOTS Trick, fires off boxing elbows, and Trick falls! Trick kicks the leg out! Trick throws body shots, ROCKS Dragunov, but Dragunov PELES right back! Fans fire up again and Dragunov pushes himself up. “This is Awesome!” as JD says Trick better get moving. Dragunov runs in to KNEE Trick, snapmare, and go up! Third time’s the charm for the KING KONG KNEE DROP! Dragunov roars and fans fire up with him!

Dragunov stalks Trick, waistlocks, and lifts! Trick throws Dragunov away! Trick sweeps, Dragunov jumps over it, but Trick EDDY GORDO KICKS! Fans fire up again, Trick hits the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov survives and Trick is beside himself! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow! Trick runs in, ROLLING- NO, Dragunov blocks the kick and makes it a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO, FALLING FOREARM!! Fans are thunderous as Dragunov powers up and he waistlocks. Trick still fights, pries the hold open, but Dragunov Gotch lifts! SINGLE LEG SUPLEX!!

Fans fire up again as Dragunov roars! Dragunov goes back to the corner, “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!!” TORPEDO MOSCOW!! Cover, Dragunov wins!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall

JD is furious, but Trick could not beat down The Czar like he promised! Dragunov glares at the Irish Ace, will these two look to stand and deliver on another grudge match?


Jinder Mahal speaks.

“I could’ve confronted Bron Breakker on my first night back, just like everyone else does. But I waited. In this business, timing is everything. The NXT Championship on Bron’s shoulder is getting heavier. The boos from the crowd are getting louder. And that frenetic energy that Bron has is getting weaker. And he’s falling into the same trap as last year. Stand & Deliver was in the distance and look what happened. This year, I’m the one who messes up all the plans.

“Tonight, there’s gonna be a lot of shocked faces in the audience. Get ready to see the same reactions when I became United States Champion at WrestleMania 34. The same reactions when I defeated Randy Orton and became WWE Champion. I’ve made a career out of shocking victories. And tonight, get ready for the next one, as I become the NEW NXT Champion.” The Modern Day Maharaja has made his proclamation, but will he fail to follow through?


Fallon Henley is on the phone.

She’s leaving a voicemail for Brooks Jensen to apologize for last week and Valentine’s Day. She promises she was coming from a good place, so she hopes he’ll text or call back. Josh Briggs walks in and knows he’s not answering. He said Jensen needs time. Well, did he tell Jensen that she wants to talk? He knows by the ten texts and five messages she’s left. Fallon sighs but Briggs tells her to listen. The two of them are all he’s got and he’s not getting in the middle of it all. But Fallon doesn’t understand! If Zack was Kiana’s brother, why did she let it go on for so long? Briggs tells her to stop, and yes it’s weird, but Fallon, you were wrong! You ruined Jensen’s big night!

But he won’t answer the phone! And… It was her tag partner’s big night. Fallon sees that. She wants to apologize to Kiana, in person. Will the Cowgirl make things right in the stable?


Meiko Satomura is with some NXT prospects.

“Today, you will learn to train my way. Can you survive?” They say yes, so they get set to begin. Roxanne Perez hurries over and asks if she can join in. Meiko says yes. They all do sit-ups, then push-ups, well into the double-digits. They then do circle squats, and fireman’s carries. One after another, the trainees drop out, but Roxie sticks with it. Next is 1000 SQUATS! Roxie sticks with it into the 700s but she’s the last one! She and Meiko make it to 1000, and she’s still standing. Roxie thanks Meiko for the session, but Meiko reveals it’s not done. Now, the real training begins! Roxie is game, but will she survive against the Final Boss?


Tyler Bate is here!

The Big Strong Boi is coming off a big strong win off Grayson Waller, and he goes to the ring to get the mic. “Hello, big strong boys and girls.” Fans duel, “We Want Waller!” “No We Don’t!” Bate says that a man of many words he is not, but he couldn’t help but sense the good vibes. He wants to come out here and share some gratitude. In sojourning the Atlantic to be here full-time in the USA, Bate must say, the love he’s received from most of the fans has infused in him a passion unbeknownst to his former self. He thanks us for that “spiffing support.” Even if it’s against Grayson Waller, Axiom, or Bron Breakker at World’s Collide.

But some things are just meant to be, right? Bate believes in the natural unfolding of things and in timing. So then, NXT, Bate will say this. Together, we are about to embark on a mystical journey! But then here comes the Schism! Joe Gacy tells Tyler, “We were preparing for Rip & Jagger’s match, and we couldn’t help but hear what you are saying. And we believe in some ways, that you and I are kindred spirits. We are forward thinkers.” Bate thanks Gacy for that, but he’ll pass on drinking whatever Kool-Aid he’s given his friends. Ava Raine says that The Schism may be kindred spirits with him in some ways, but not in all ways.

Gacy says Bate is funny, and he’s right. “The journey a man takes does matter. You just have to be careful who you surround yourself with. These people, they won’t help you. The Schism is a true family! While you left yours all the way across the ocean, groups like Chase U preach togetherness in the face of division. We gave Thea just a glimpse of what life could be like with us. And maybe, you would like to feel the power of our division right now. Heed our message.” Bate is all alone and surrounded. He has no one, but The Schism are four roots, one tree! But wait! Here comes Chase U! They chase The Schism off the apron, and it’s go time, after the break!

Chase U w/ Thea Hail VS The Dyad w/ The Schism!

NXT returns and the match is already going, with fans fired up for Chase U! Chase stomps Rip Fowler, tags in Duke Hudson, and they double whip Rip to ropes. They double elbow Rip down, Duke covers, ONE! Duke wrenches Rip, RAMS shoulders, then wrenches and RAMS him again. Fans stay fired up as Duke RAMS Rip again. Tag to Chase, they whip, trip and elbow drop! Cover, ONE! Chase stays on Rip with a facelock but Rip powers him to the corner! Jagger Reed tags in, he holds Chase in and Rip clotheslines! Rip short arm LARIATS, then Jagger fires off hands! Jagger CHOKES Chase but the ref counts.

Jagger lets off, the fans boo, but Jagger snapmares Chase to then stomp him down! Jagger drags Chase up, short arm LARIATS, and covers, TWO! Jagger clamps onto Chase to cobra clutch. Chase endures, fans duel, “FOUR ROOTS!” “CHASE U!” with the majority on Chase U’s side. But Rip tags in, The Dyad ripcord FOREARMS Chase down! “You think you’re a leader?” Chase throws body shots but Rip stomps Chase down. Rip gut wrenches for a SHOULDER BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Rip clamps onto Chase and grinds forearms into his face. Fans rally, Chase fights up, and Chase reaches out, only for Rip to drag him away.

Jagger tags in, another ripcord FOREARM knocks Chase down! Cover, TWO! Jagger clamps onto Chase with another clutch and even JAMS his knee in! Chase endures, fans rally up again, and Chase fights up. Jagger ripcords, ROCKS Chase, and has the arm again. Chase throws hands in return! Chase reaches out but Jagger knees low! Jagger whips Chase away, Chase goes up and under and hot tags Duke! Duke rallies on The Dyad with big forearms! SIDEWALK SLAM for jagger! JAB, JAB, JAB for Rip! Flip, flop and “U!” ELBOW! SENTON! And then Duke RAMS Jagger into the corner again and again!

Duke TOSSES Jagger at Rip! Fans fire up and Duke drags Jagger up. Jagger JAWBREAKERS, but Chase tags in! Chase blocks Jagger’s kick, hands it off to duke, ENZIGURI and a whip, ELBOW and BOOT to a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Thea is a little panicked having Rip down on the floor outside by her, but Chase tags Duke back in. Duke turns Jagger, Chase runs, but Rip clotheslines him out! Duke CLOBBERS Rip! But Jagger rolls Duke! TWO!! Duke runs in but Jagger BOOTS! Rip tags in, Duke DECKS Jagger then DECKS Rip! But Rip drags Duke out of the ring! Duke DECKS him again! Only for Jagger to DIVE! Duke is sent into the desk, and NXT goes to break!

NXT returns again and Rip clinches Duke. Duke fights up but Rip brings him back down to chinlock. Duke fights up again and pries free to arm-drag! Rip turns around into a BIG back drop! Hot tags to Jagger and Chase! Chase rallies on The Dyad, CHOPS and ROCKS and atomic drops each of them! Chase tells Rip off but Jagger pulls hair! Chase ROCKS Jagger in return! Chase fires off haymakers in the corner, but Rip goes after him! Chase kicks low, brings Rip around, and even catches Jagger! COMPLETE SHOT DDT COMBO! Fans fire up, Chase whips Jagger but Jagger reverses. Chase BOOTS Rip, Jagger waistlocks but Chase switches.

Jagger elbows free but Chase dodges the punch to hit a NECKBREAKER! Chase goes up top, to SUPER MOONSAULT Rip! Chase goes back up and fans are thunderous! FLYING CROSSBODY! Cover, Rip breaks it! Fans are fired up for “NXT! NXT!” Chase crawls, Jagger brings him up and throws a haymaker. Chase throws it back, so Jagger throws another. Chase throws a haymaker, Jagger throws it back, repeat! They fight as they stand up, they go shot for shot and then Chase gets the edge! Chase even DECKS Rip for good measure! Jagger ROCKS Chase, but Chase is powering up!

Chase throws hands, Jagger whips but Chase turns it around to a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Spell it out! C! H! A! S! E! U! What’s that spell? CHASE U!! But Ava creeps over to Thea. Chase tags Duke and shields Thea. Duke shoulders Jagger, then SLINGSHOT GERMAN SUPLEXES! But Rip sneaks a tag! Duke fireman’s carries Jagger, Rip throat chops Duke! Then DOUBLE CODE BREAKER!! Cover, The Dyad wins!!

Winners: The Dyad, by pinfall

The four roots used the numbers against Chase U’s “false family!” Duke gets mad and says Thea has to grow up and Chase has to let her grow up! “Is this a university or a charity?” Duke leaves in a huff while Thea hugs her cone. Thea blames herself but Chase tells her it’s not. Will Chase stop coddling Thea? Or is the trauma from The Schism too deep?


Robert Stone talks with Von Wagner.

Suit Man Stone asks Von if he’s made his decision yet. About what? Stone wants to know if Von is ready. Von asks what Stone expects from him. To share his deep, dark secrets? Von is here to kick ass and take names. Oh, good, real original, we’ve never heard that one before. But then Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo walks in. The Don asks if they’re interrupting. They are! Good, because they have a problem here. Last week, Von stole their North American title match from them! That doesn’t sit well with Tony or The Underboss. Von asks, “You talking to me?” Hah, clever. He should be a comedian.

But Stacks assures Von it won’t be funny when The Don throws a beat down on him! Oh, so they want a match? Now we’re talking. Stone wants Von to think. Don’t do this. Von agrees with Stone, and respectfully declines. Oh, respectfully? What? Stacks knew Stone was Von’s manager, but he didn’t know he was Von’s daddy, too. Stone has Von stand down but Tony tells Stacks that this is more like being a soccer mom. Stone’s probably got juice boxes and orange slices for Von and his imaginary friends. Stacks says instead of a contract, they should’ve brought a permission slip. Von gets mad now! They wanna fight? They’ve got one!

Tony says good, and he heads out with Stacks. Stone gets mad that Von just played into their hands! Von tells Stone to shut up, but will Stone be proven right? Or can Von still be a winner doing things his way?


Backstage interview with Charlie Dempsey & Drew Gulak.

McKenzie Mitchell is with these two gritty grapplers, and says everyone wants to know: Why did Gulak turn on his friend, Hank Walker, last week? Uh, friend? Are we reading the same dictionary here? Walker was not Gulak’s friend, he was some guy asking for help. Walker is the kind of guy who says he wants it, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get it. Gulak came to NXT not to hand out participation trophies, but to find the best of the best. And that is just not Hank Walker. That’s because Walker is a nice guy.

“To be successful here, you can’t be afraid to rip limbs from limbs. You can’t be afraid to step on people’s throats to get what you want, or tear their ligaments until you feel them snap. And that doesn’t describe Hank Walker. But do you know who that does describe? That’s Charlie Dempsey.” The two head out, will they tear limb from limb to become the best in NXT?


Sol Ruca speaks.

“What I love about the ocean is that no two waves are the same. They’re big, they’re small, they’re unpredictable. The NXT Women’s Division is the same. And that makes it quite challenging, but that’s what also makes it so fun. How boring would it be if everything was easy? Every day, I pick something. Something in the ring, some crazy gymnastics or skateboarding thing I see on TikTok, and I try it. And at first, I suck at it, and I feel like the biggest loser. But I keep at it and keep at it. I don’t care if it takes me three hours, and I eventually start to get it and I’m super pumped. When I finally hit something, it is the best feeling ever. I feel like I conquered the world.

“That’s the feeling I chase in the ring. And that’s the reason why I want another match with Zoey. Because eventually, I’ll nail that flip, land that trick, and there will even be a day that I beat Zoey Stark.” The Sol Surfer is in it to win it, but how long will it take?


Jacy Jayne VS Indi Hartwell!

The Toxic Traitor says SHE is the attraction now. But she has to prove she can stand on her own two feet first. Will she be more impressive than #IndiWrestling? Or will Indi show NXT is no longer toxic?

NXT returns and Indi makes her entrance. The bell rings and Jacy circles with Indi. They tie up, Indi wrenches and YANKS the arm. Indi wrenches again but Jacy knees low! Jacy CLUBS Indi, CHOPS her, then ROCKS her! Indi shoves Jacy back, ROCKS her, CHOPS her, but Jacy knees low again. Jacy whips but Indi reverses. Jacy bounces off buckles, Indi whips her into more buckles! Indi then short arm LARIATS! Fans fire up as Indi short arm LARIATS again! Jacy ducks the third to hit a NECKBREAKER! Jacy runs to add a SENTON, then she SENTONS again! Cover, TWO! Jacy is frustrated and shouts that it’s about HER!

Jacy stands Indi up but Indi throws body shots! Indi ROCKS Jacy, whips her out to the apron and then brings her in, only for Jacy to slip away! Jacy HOTSHOTS Indi down, then slides in to stand Indi up. Jacy whips, RAMS and clinches to throw knees. Jacy snapmares to PENALTY KICK then MULE KICK! Cover, TWO! Jacy is shrieking but she clamps on a chinbar half nelson. Fans rally for “INDI WRESTLING!” but Jacy tells them to shut up as she leans on the hold. Indi endures, fights up, but Jacy hops on! Indi stays up, but then drops to a knee! Indi sputters, Jacy says she sucks! Then she tells fans to shut up!

Indi gives a thumbs up as fans rally, and she stands up again. Only for Jacy to throw her down! Jacy says SHE is impressive, then thrashes Indi around. Indi still fights up, Jacy hops back on, but Indi RAMS her into buckles! And again! Indi THROWS Jacy off, Jacy staggers up and runs back in, but Indi ROCKS her! And again! Indi kicks, CLUBS and DECKS Jacy! Fans fire up as Indi hits a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! Jacy survives but Indi keeps on her. Indi stands Jacy up to CLUB her. Indi puts Jacy in the ropes, UPPERCUTS and BOOTS her down! Indi brings Jacy up to a fireman’s carry, but Jacy slips off! Jacy POSTS Indi!

Jacy then THROWS Indi into buckles! Jacy screams, runs and CANNONBALLS! Jacy has a wild grin and she drags Indi back up. Jacy stomps away on the corner, the ref reprimands but Jacy tells him to back off. Jacy stands Indi up, gives her a kiss on the cheek, for a BOOT WASH!! “IT’S ABOUT ME!!” Fans boo but Jacy isn’t done with Indi. “You’re just another number!” Jacy sets Indi up again, but GIGI DOLIN APPEARS! She TACKLES Jacy and fans are thunderous!

Winner: Jacy Jayne, by disqualification

Jacy gets the win but Gigi gets revenge as she RAMS her into barriers! And then MORE barriers! Gigi stomps but misses! But Gigi pursues Jacy to the back! Jacy might be facing some Toxic KARMA here! Will Gigi get even with Jacy as we’re on the Road to WrestleMania?


Roxanne’s training with Meiko Satomura continues.

They tie up in the ring, break, and Roxie again thanks Meiko for training with her. But they’re wrestling in two weeks, so why- Meiko stops Roxie there. No talk, only train. Okay. They tie up again and again. They practice kicks, in that Roxie has the kick pads and Meiko kicks at her. And then they spar with some mat wrestling. Roxie gets her turn to kick, grapple, and run the ropes. Meiko is like a statue as Roxie rams into her! That last one did it, though! Meiko says that is all for today, and Roxie thanks her again. Meiko says that to win, it comes from the heart, not the muscle. See you in two weeks. Roxie nods, and she knows what she’s up against now. Will the Prodigy be ready for the legend?


Backstage interview with Zoey Stark.

McKenzie asks The Hunter about the in-depth look at Sol Ruca, but Zoey stops her there. “I don’t give a damn what Sol Ruca wants. If she loves the ocean so much, she can go there, stay there, and never come back.” Zoey won, she is done with Sol. But here’s a question for McKenzie: Why does Meiko Satomura just automatically get a title match?! Uh, because- Zoey stops McKenzie again to add more questions. “Is it because Roxanne is such a little fangirl that she buys her a flight from Japan, and then just says, ‘Oh let’s go ahead and have a title match.'” McKenzie says it’s because Meiko is a living legend, and perhaps one of the most recognizable women’s wrestlers in history.

Zoey says that should be HER match! But then all the other women are kissing Meiko’s ass to earn Meiko’s respect! There is a reason that some of the best in the business respect what ZOEY does. But she’ll say this: If Meiko were to step into the ring with Zoey, Zoey will show us who the REAL Final Boss is! Zoey storms off, but is she getting in over her head?


Gallus VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!

Mark Coffey & Wolfgang agreed to give Pretty Deadly a tag title match, but as the theme song says, Malik & Edris are far from rookies. Will Malik & Edris earn their own tag title opportunity with a win over the champs? Or will we see Gallus Boys On Top even in non-title matches?

The teams sort out and Malik starts against Mark. They tie up, Mark puts Malik on ropes, the ref counts and Mark lets off. They tie up again, Malik puts Mark on ropes, and Malik lets off. Mark shoves hard, they tie up again and Malik headlocks. Mark powers out, Malik cartwheels around but Mark avoids the dropkick! Mark TOSSES Malik, then tags Wolfgang. Wolfgang EuroUppers Malik, CLUBS him, but Malik hits back. Wolfgang UPPERCUTS again, hooks the arms, but Malik fights. Malik flips up and over, but Wolfgang CLOBBERS him! Tag to Mark and Gallus mugs Malik. Mark UPPERCUTS Malik but Malik hits back!

Mark ROCKS Malik, brings him around, fires off more uppercuts, but fans rally for Malik. Malik throws hands, but Mark ducks to half nelson SLAM! “Gallus Boys on top!” Mark drags Malik up again, wrenches and RAMS Malik, but wait. Who are these two bringing out a cake? They’re dressed like Pretty Deadly but aren’t, but Mark hurries to stop Malik! Malik rolls, throws Mark into buckles, and then ducks the boot to hot tag Edris! Edris rallies on Mark, DROPKICKS Wolfgang, and then dodges Mark to yoyo and LARIAT! Edris goes up and up and SWANTONS onto Wolfgang! Fans fire up as Edris hurries up top again!

Edris aims at Mark, to MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Pretty Doppelganger motion to the cake while Malik tags in. They suplex Mark, ENZIGURI BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Mark survives, Wolfgang TOSSES Edris! Edris gest up but Wolfgang CLOBBERS him! Malik throws Wolfgang out but Mark CLOBBERS Malik! Tag to Wolfgang, he drags Malik up! Gallus hit a FOREARM POWERSLAM COMBO! Cover, Gallus wins!

Winners: Gallus, by pinfall

#GBOT, but they are curious about the cake. “Happy Anniversary?” One of the messengers says, “On behalf of Pretty Deadly, we would like to congratulate you on your two-year anniversary of losing the NXT UK Tag Team Championships to Elton Prince & Kit Wilson.” Mark DUNKS the guy’s face into the cake! And Wolfgang BOOTS the other guy! Then they CLOBBER each of them and throw them both out HARD! But then the REAL Pretty Deadly attack from behind, with chairs! They focus on Mark, and they whip him into the steel steps! Wolfgang comes back but gets mugged, then sent into the steps!

Pretty Deadly whip Mark back in! Then they throw Wolfgang into Mark! They say they’re not about fun and games anymore, this is THEIR tag division! They get Wolfgang up, SPINEBUSTER on the steps!! Fans are torn as Pretty Deadly hold up the belts over Gallus. Elton & Kit are ready, but will they be able to take back the titles at Roadblock?


Dabba-Kato speaks.

“Apollo Crews. I can feel your anger. But that was me for over eight months! You were so busy looking into the future, you forgot about your own past. Let me remind you who helped you become the Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania. For every big moment you ever had, I was there! You may have come back to NXT, but why? And where’s my call? Then on Vengeance Day, you thought like good old times, I came to help. I came to hurt. Apollo Crews can’t stand on his own. Without me, he has no future. APOLLO! Yeah, you might be the one who brought me into this world. But I will be the one who takes you out of it!”


Stevie Turner streams.

“Uh, hello, excuse me. Hi, guys! Stevie Turner here, and I am oh so excited for WrestleMania season. This week, I’ve been getting questions in on the NXT locker room, so I want to introduce my Stevie Randomizer! Oh, here we go. So who is it gonna land on? Lyra Valkyria! Get your questions in. Lyra is a woman of mystery, but she is no match for my fast fingers. Lyra follows the way of The Morrigan, a shapeshifting Irish deity associated with war. Sounds a bit freaky-deeky to me, but okay. Here’s a super chant from Charismatic Evan. ‘What’s with Lyra and her feathers?’

“It links back to the Morrigan. It takes the form of a raven in battle. Apparently, ever feather Lyra wears represents a battle she’s won. And here’s another super chat from Lil Clark. ‘How far do you see Lyra going?’ Well, Lyra is talented. But eventually, she will have to cross paths with me. And we know how that would go. She is no match for my forward thinking.” Vic Joseph wants to ask his own question, but Stevie apologizes, the stream is over. She signs off, but will all be answered when the Fourth Dimension collides with the supernatural?


Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Tony D’Angelo w/ Channing Lorenzo!

Suit Man Stone wants Von to open up and be more than a meme, but will Von end up the butt of the joke once again? Or will Von prove he doesn’t need to change to do better?

NXT returns and makes his entrance. The bell rings, fans rally for Tony D as he and Von tie up. Von pushes The Don to a corner but Tony turns it around to then throw hands. Von shoves Tony, Tony whips and ELBOWS Von down! Tony brings Von up for body shots, but Von RAMS Tony into a corner! Von RAMS into Tony again and again, throws elbows, then brings Tony around for knees. Tony wrenches to ROCK Von! Von swings, misses, but he KNEES Tony down! Stacks coaches Tony but Von drags Tony up to whip him to a corner. Von then runs in to clothesline! Von smirks, whips Tony but Tony dodges to TACKLE Von!

Fans fire up, Tony fires hands on Von, but Von HEADBUTTS back! Von runs, BOOTS Tony down, and fans boo. Stone takes a seat and Von asks what he’s doing! Stone says he’s waiting on Von. Von is annoyed but he goes back to Tony. Tony ROCKS Von! Tony whips, Von KICKS him, and Von LARIATS! Von rains down fists on Tony, then drags Tony up to CLUB away on him! Von scoops Tony to SLAM him, and then drops a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Tony but Von stalks him to a corner. Von CLUBS Tony, then bumps Tony off buckles. Von knees Tony low, and again, then whips him corner to corner, for another clothesline!

Von whips Tony corner to corner again, hits another clothesline, and then eggs Tony on. Von taunts The Don, whips him again, but Tony dodges! Von hits buckles and falls! Stacks says that’s what he gets! Fans rally for Tony, he and Von both stand up slowly. Tony runs in to CLOBBER Von! And again! Tony clinches to BELLY2BELLY! Stone is disappointed as Tony ROCKS Von, whips him, and hits a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up and Tony waits on Von to stand. BADA BOOM! Cover, Tony wins!

Winner: Tony D’Angelo, by pinfall

Stacks celebrates with The Don and Stone asks Von why he even took this match. Kelly gets in the ring to interview Tony, asking about the continuing issues with Dijak. Tony says they could get into that, but Tony wants to talk about his guy’s loyalty. Stacks could’ve taken that Open Challenge with Wes Lee, or he could have Tony’s back. And Stacks chose to help Tony. Stacks says it’s family over everything. Tony appreciates that. Stacks gets it. But y’know who doesn’t? Mr. Street Justice Dijak! Tony tells Dijak that he’s been at this a couple of months, it is time to put this to an end. Kelly asks how Tony means that.

Funny she asks. He and Stacks have been going over some ideas, and Tony decided that he’ll handle it in the ring. “Dijak, listen. Me and you, one last time, NXT Roadblock, in a JAILHOUSE STREET FIGHT! Cuz listen, when it’s all said and done, I’m gonna be putting you in solitary confinement! You’ve got seven days to answer, don’t make me come find you.” The Don has thrown out the challenge, but will Dijak be more than happy to lock Tony up?


Backstage interview with Nikkita Lyons.

McKenzie says it is good to see her on the road to recovery, but also notes that no one has come forward as the attacker. Is there anything Lyons can tell us about that night? Lyons says her surgery was a success, that she’ll be out for 11 or 12 MONTHS, but her goal is to be back before a year is gone. She can’t tell us who it was, she was clipped from behind. One moment, she was walking outside, and the next, she was done. But in walks Tiffany Stratton. “Why is anybody still talking about you? All this is is a waste of TV time when it should be focused on The Center of the Universe.” Lyons says Tiffany sounds real sus.

Tiffany? Sus? Please! On the list of important things to do with her life, attacking Lyons in the parking lot is at the bottom of Tiffany’s list. Actually, even below the bottom. What’s below the bottom? Well, anyway, if it were Tiffany, Lyons wouldn’t be out a year. She’d be out PERMANENTLY! O M G, Tiffany Epiphany! What if Lyons vanishes from NXT for a full year? Ready, GO! Tootles. Tiffany leaves, Lyons is at a loss for words. Will Lyons make sure that no matter when she gets back, she starts her comeback with Tiffany?


Tatum Paxley is watching from the Diamond Dojo.

Ivy Nile walks in and asks about the Lyons situation. Still no idea who attacked her. We just know who didn’t. Is Ivy ready? Yep. Good luck out there. Wait, Tatum isn’t coming? No, she doesn’t wanna… Wait, is Isla getting to her? No, but- Tatum, c’mon, your Ivy’s partner. Isla is just doing this to get in their heads. Right, right. Ivy heads out, and Tatum looks to the Diamond Mine logo. Will Tatum crack under the pressure?


Carmelo Hayes checks on Trick Williams in medical.

He throws Trick a bottle of water and says he did the damn thing. But then smacks him a little too hard on the back. Melo is still proud of Trick. Trick says if they run it back, they know what time it is. Trick’s ready to get outta here and get some food, but Melo wants to watch the main event first, because he wants to see who comes out of it with the NXT Championship. Tyler Bate walks over to tell Trick that that was serious stuff in there against Dragunov. And dealing with a loss is always tough. But the journey has peaks and valleys. That said, good timber doesn’t grow with ease. The stronger the storm, the stronger the trees.

Trick likes that Dr. Seuss stuff! It’s like Bate is 25 and 75 at the same time. Thanks! Bate takes that as a compliment. Melo has a compliment here, and he doesn’t give those out that often. Bate is a strong minded dude, confident in who he is, but Melo knows who he is, because Melo is Him. Melo also points out to Bate that his journey has nothing to do with the NXT Championship. That’s all Melo. Trick Melo Gang head out, but will the Big Strong Boi show Melo the “natural flow” of things?


Ivy Nile w/ Tatum Paxley VS Alba Fyre w/ Isla Dawn!

The Diamond Mine has been under attack physically and always come out on top. But the sinister Scots have been getting at them mentally, and that might be a bit different. Will Fyre break the Diamond Pitbull? Or will the Diamond Pitbull put out the Fyre?

The bell rings and the two step up. They circle, tie up, and Fyre throws Ivy down! But Ivy fireman’s carries! Fyre fights free, shoves Ivy and SLAPS her! But Ivy just scowls, and TOSSES Fyre to a corner! Ivy fires off hands, Fyre pushes her back but Ivy ROCKS her! Cover, TWO! Fyre gets to ropes, Ivy whips but Fyre blocks. Fyre gets around, shoves Ivy into the ropes, and then stomps away! Ivy sputters, Fyre brings her up and suplexes to the GOURD BUSTER! Fans duel but Fyre PENALTY KICKS Ivy! Cover, TWO! Isla still smiles as Fyre clamps onto Ivy with a hammerlock. Fyre drags Ivy up and RAMS her into buckles!

Ivy staggers, into a LARIAT! Fyre snarls as she looms over Ivy. Fyre stands Ivy up, hammerlocks again, and she chinbars. Ivy pries that away but Fyre HEADBUTTS her! Fyre whips but Ivy reverses to send Fyre into buckles! Fyre staggers, swings, but Ivy counter punches! Ivy fires off hands, but Fyre knees low! Fyre whips, Ivy RANAS! Fyre ends up in a corner, fans fire up and Ivy runs in to CALF KICK! Ivy then scoops to carry Fyre, but Fyre slips free! Gory Especial, but Ivy sunset flips! TWO!! DIAMOND DRAGON!! But Isla distracts the ref! Tatum gets onto the apron to protest, but Fyre RAMS Ivy into Tatum!

Fyre snapmares Ivy away, SUPERKICKS, and then she drags Ivy back up! Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, Fyre wins!

Winner: Alba Fyre, by pinfall

Tatum supported Ivy and ended up costing her at the same time! Will Fyre & Isla soon take over the NXT Women’s Division as the devious duo they are?


Fallon meets Kiana in her office.

Giana sends Fallon in and Fallon sees it’s a new office. Kiana says that’s because business is great. Good to hear. But, she knows she ruined Valentine’s Day. She’s been thinking, and… Fallon admits she was wrong about Zack. Kiana surely had her reasons, but she also could’ve just said Zack was her brother. Kiana says she just wanted Fallon to trust her, but look how that turned out. Fallon apologizes again, and says she wants to get past this so they can defend their NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. Will Kiana accept the apology? Kiana says they’re all human, so of course she accepts. Jealousy is a human emotion, after all.

Uh, Fallon’s not jealous. Fallon, it’s okay to admit it. Jensen and Kiana are spoken for and- And Fallon is happy for them. Well, okay, Kiana will believe Fallon is telling the truth, so long as Fallon believes Kiana. As in she has a brother, right? As in, believe Kiana has Jensen’s best interests at heart. Partners? Partners. They shake on it, but will this trust go all the way past Stand & Deliver?


Backstage interview with Wes Lee.

McKenzie is with the North American Champion and says it was a bit of a chaotic start to the Open Challenge last week. Wes agrees, but loved every minute of it! Wes does have a sore neck, though, and he gives Von his props. Von brought it. With Roadblock coming up and Stand & Deliver after that, what is next for the champ? Wes says this is why he loves her, she always has the hard hitting questions. He’d love to make it to LA as the NA Champ, but he can’t look too far ahead or he’ll forget what’s right in front of him. And Wes knows the fans love the open challenge as much as he does, and that there are plenty of cats who want their shot.

So next week, he’ll do it again! Wait, really? Yeah! Wes in the ring at 8 PM Eastern, seeing who is gonna step up, is just perfect. Okay, okay, but this puts him at a disadvantage. Why does he continue to do this? Wes says it’s just who he is. Then McKenzie loves that. They high five and Wes heads out, but who will snatch up the golden opportunity?


NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Jinder Mahal w/ Indus Sher!

There’s no denying that one year ago, the Big Booty Nephew got a big shock at the hands of the Show-Off. But he’s also grown and learned since then. Will he learn from his mistakes? Or will the Modern Day Maharaja make history repeat itself in more ways than one?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Bron hits a roadblock two weeks early!

The bell rings and fans sing “BRON BREAKKER SUCKS~!” a la the John Cena chants. Bron and Jinder tie up, Jinder waistlocks and SLAMS Bron! Then he runs to run Bron over! Fans rally behind Jinder as he talks trash on Bron. Jinder and Bron circle, tie up, and Jinder waistlocks again. Bron switches, Jinder elbows free and runs, to run Bron over again! Jinder says he’s a real champion! Bron gets up and Jinder backs off. But then Jinder fires off forearms, whips, but Bron hurdles the back drop to run Jinder over! Fans bark as Bron runs Jinder over again. Things speed up, Jinder leaps but into a SPINEBUSTER!

Bron clamps onto Jinder but Indus Sher gets Jinder out of the ring! Only for Bron to FLY and bowl them all over! Fans bark it up and Bron puts Jinder back in the ring. Jinder swings but Bron blocks to counter punch! And then HOTSHOT! Bron gets in, runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, btu DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Indus Sher get on the apron, but THE CREEDS attack! Julius & Brutus go after Veer & Sanga, refs rush out, and the brawl is on as NXT goes picture in picture!

The brawling goes up the ramp, even as security and producers get involved. Jinder kicks Bron, CLUBS Bron, puts him in a corner, and whips corner to corner hard! Jinder runs in to RAM into Bron, and then he CHOKES Bron on the ropes. The ref counts, Jinder lets off, but then digs his knee in to dig Bron into the mat. The ref counts again, Jinder lets off to CHOP Bron. Bron CHOPS back! Bron ROCKS Jinder, wrenches his arm, and has a hammerlock. Bron RAMS Jinder into buckles, and stalks Jinder as he staggers away. Bron wraps the arm around ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Bron lets off, but he puts Jinder in another corner.

Bron RAMS into Jinder, and again, and again. Bron lets off as the ref counts, to then scoop and SLAM Jinder! Cover, TWO! Bron clamps onto Jinder’s arm and grinds the shoulder. Jinder fights up, Bron wrenches, but Jinder elbows him away. Jinder CLUBS Bron, whips him corner to corner, but Bron stops himself to go up and over! Bron then gets the arm, ARM CODE BREAKER! Bron facelocks, stands with Jinder, and wants the arm again. Jinder endures the armlock and NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally, Jinder stands, and he scoops, only for Bron to slip free. Bron picks Jinder up to TOSS him! Cover, TWO!

Bron clamps back onto the arm, but Jinder fights up to pull on Bron’s ears! Jinder puts Bron in the ropes, lets off, but then BOOTS Bron down! Bron falls to the floor, Jinder goes out and SMACKS him off the desk! And again! Jinder brings Bron around and RAMS him into steel steps! Fans fire up and duel while Jinder refreshes the ring count. Jinder RAMS Bron back into the steps! Jinder drags Bron up by his straps to put him in the ring, and then covers, TWO! Jinder rains down fists while digging his knee into ribs! Jinder lets off, fans are torn, but Jinder stands Bron up. Jinder reels Bron in, but Bron blocks the suplex!

Jinder throws body shots, CLUBS Bron again, then CLUBS him again and again! Fans duel, Jinder drags Bron back up and suplexes again. Bron blocks, to suplex Jinder high and hard! Fans fire up while both men are down, and the barking continues. Jinder stands, Bron throws hands but Jinder gives them back. Bron throws haymakers but Jinder throws body shots. Bron eggs Jinder on, and they go fast ‘n’ furious! Fans fire up, Bron gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Bron then whips to SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up again as the straps come down! Bron waits on Jinder to stand while he aims from the corner.

Jinder staggers, but he sees Bron gearing up so he bails out! Bron hurries out, he throws body shots on Jinder, and SMACKS him off the desk in return! Bron then brings Jinder around into the ring, but runs into Jinder’s JUMP KNEE! Jinder suplexes high and HARD! Cover, TWO! Bron is still in this, he isn’t still champion for no reason. Jinder fireman’s carries Bron, for the GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO! Bron continues to show his toughness but Jinder SLAPS him! Jinder stands Bron up, SLAPS him again, and then again! Bron RAMS Jinder into a corner! Bron throws shoudler after shoulder!

The ref counts, Bron lets off, but Jinder BOOTS him! Jinder goes up, but Bron is right up after him! SUPER STEINER! Bron then hurries to stand Jinder up, suplex, POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Bron’s busting out some wild stuff but Jinder wasn’t a former champion for no reason, either! Bron goes back to the corner, he goes up top now, and leaps, but Jinder BOOTS him out of the air! Jinder calls for the end, he wraps Bron up, but Bron arm-drags free! SPEAR OUTTA NOWHERE! Cover, Bron wins!

Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)

Jinder wanted to derail Bron’s Road to WrestleMania Weekend, but he was the one getting run over! But wait! Melo is in the perch! Bron looks up to see him, but wait, someone is taking over the controls? NXT Stand & Deliver is coming, yes, but- WAIT! WALLER?! Grayson Waller is hijacking the show! He tells HBK, “You won’t let me on the show tonight, huh? But that’s okay, I took a plan out of the old DX playbook, and I took over the production truck! Didn’t I, idiots? Do not press that button! Because I’m the main event. I’m the new Showstopper! You’re Mr. WrestleMania? Well I’m Mr. Stand & Deliver! And that’s gonna be my show.”

Waller won’t be held back, even though he knows they’re gonna try. So how about talking about it? Two weeks, at NXT Roadblock, a very special episode of The Grayson Waller Effect, with the special guest being SHAWN MICHAELS! Waller asks what HBK thinks about that? Waller pushes past the cameraman and says no one can stop him, HE runs this now! But will Waller regret riling up the living legend?

My Thoughts:

Really good NXT, but not much of a main event. And I don’t mean that because it was obvious Bron would win, but that they didn’t give it a lot of time. They shoved two promo segments in right before it, taking away from time that really should’ve gone to this match. Granted, Wes Lee is good on the mic and I do like that he wants another open challenge before Roadblock, and possibilities are endless right now. But at least in Bron VS Jinder, they had time for Indus Sher to get involved, only to brawl with The Creeds. And I also like Waller calling out HBK in this fashion, because as he said himself, it was very Degeneration X. I bet on next week’s talk show segment, HBK brings out his proxy for facing Waller at Roadblock.

The other promo shoved right in before the main event was also well-done. Fallon makes amends with Kiana, next week will surely set up a tag title match for Roadblock or even Stand & Deliver, and there are a lot of choices there, too. But I just feel like they could’ve waited to have that promo later. I guess we’re to believe that with Fallon having that promo with Briggs in the first hour, and then the promo with Kiana in the second hour, Kiana’s business is located just one hour away from the Performance Center. But what I also liked out of the promo is that Kiana said Fallon is jealous. She implied it more that Fallon is feeling lonely seeing Kiana and Jensen together, but how do we know it isn’t jealousy from seeing Kiana is the one with Jensen and not Fallon?

Great opening match from Dragunov VS Trick, probably the best match all night. Trick looked great even in losing, but of course JD McDonagh was ringside to keep his eyes on Dragunov. McDonagh VS Dragunov is of course going to happen, can’t wait to see that. Tyler Bate had a good promo but he was obviously just waiting at the end for The Schism’s music to hit. Good tease of Gacy VS Bate, but also great to have Chase U to back Bate up. That’d be a fun Mixed 8 Person Tag. We got a really good match from Chase U VS The Dyad, but of course Ava and Thea become a distraction. Dyad wins, Duke is upset with Chase again, this could put some real stress on the Mixed Six I thought they’d do.

Bate also had a good promo with Trick that then branched into setting up Bate VS Melo. Melo likely wins to give him momentum going into Stand & Deliver and the title match with Bron. Good match from Gallus VS Malik & Edris, but naturally Gallus wins. The Pretty Deadly delivery boys with the cake were a good fake-out for the real Pretty Deadly to attack from behind. I kinda hope that after using the chairs and steps, we get a No Disqualification type tag title match to up things from all the previous times we’ve seen these teams face each other. And good promo from Dabba-Kato to call out Apollo, I kinda want that to have a stipulation, too, since there’s so much animosity.

Really good stuff out of Von, Stone, Tony & Stacks. Von is basically one-dimensional on purpose because he doesn’t care to open up, though he oddly did show some character by using “You talking to me?” on Tony & Stacks. Von VS Tony was good stuff but of course Tony wins. Tony calling out Dijak for the Jailhouse Street Fight is cool, though that name doesn’t really work. How is it a street fight, aka a fight in the street, if it’s in a jailhouse? Just call it a Jailhouse Match. That match will be awesome no matter what, though, and could go either way. As for Von, still unsure where this is going but I’m sure they’ll make the ride worth it.

Good stuff from Jacy VS Indi but I did not think Gigi would show up tonight. And certainly not before Jacy’s match was over. But I guess Gigi and Jacy can have their grudge match for Roadblock, and then the winner moves on to something bigger at Stand & Deliver. Stevie Turner continues to deliver her livestreamer promos well, but I guess Cora is still out for undisclosed reasons. Maybe Lyra VS Stevie is interrupted by Cora and we get Lyra VS Cora for Roadblock or something. And good promo from Lyons to establish her recovery timeline, and fittingly mean response from Tiffany. Maybe the reveal of who attacked Lyons is part of Roadblock and it somehow makes a match between the culprit and one of Lyons’ only friends, like Indi or Lyra.

Sol Ruca had another good vignette, and Zoey Stark had a good response to it. Zoey calling out Meiko was rather surprising, and I’m pretty sure Meiko wins that match. Meiko and Roxanne had good stuff in the workout vignette. It established the difference in their power levels, making it clear Roxie is the underdog champion, but Roxie will definitely still retain the title. Again, doing such a big match for Roadblock is confusing, but again, we could get something that at least NXT sees as bigger for Stand & Deliver, like Roxie VS Cora or Roxie VS Jacy. If Roxie isn’t beating a legend at Stand & Deliver, Roxie needs to settle things with someone she has a personal grudge against.

My Score: 8.6/10

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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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