Mitchell’s ROH Supercard of Honor Results & Report! (3/31/23)
Honor shines in LA!
ROH sees what it is to live and die in LA.
In the City of Angels, all of ROH’s champions will defend their thrones! Who will rise and who will fall on this Supercard of Honor?
- Zero Hour – Jeff Cobb VS Tracy Williams; Cobb wins.
- Zero Hour – Konosuke Takeshita VS Willie Mack; Konosuke wins.
- Zero Hour – Willow Nightingale VS Miranda Alize; Willow wins.
- Zero Hour – Stu Grayson w/ Evil Uno VS Slim J w/ Ari Daivari & Mark Sterling; Stu wins.
- AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo VS Komander; Vikingo wins and retains the title.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS AR Fox, Metalik & Blake Christian; win(s).
- ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena VS Yuka Sakazaki; Athena wins and retains the title.
- ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Mark Briscoe; Joe wins and retains the title.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Daniel Garcia; Tanahashi wins.
- ROH World Tag Team Championship Reach for the Sky Ladder Match: The Lucha Brothers VS Top Flight VS The Kingdom VS La Faccion Ingobernable VS Aussie Open; The Lucha Brothers win and are the new ROH World Tag Team Champions.
- ROH Pure Championship: Wheeler Yuta VS Katsuyori Shibata; Shibata wins and becomes the new ROH Pure Champion.
- ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Eddie Kingston; Claudio wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Zero Hour – Jeff Cobb VS Tracy Williams!
The United Empire’s Imperial Unite could not bring the IWGP United States Championship home, but he brushes that off and moves forward. Will he take Tracy on a Tour of the Islands? Or will he get burned by the Hot Sauce?
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two feel things out. They tie up, Tracy wrenches but Cobb clinches. Tracy shots in, Cobb counters, they roll, Cobb has a press but Tracy makes it a ghost pin, ONE! Fans applaud that opening exchange, and the two go again. Cobb waistlocks, gets a leg, but Tracy uses that to bring Cobb down to a HEEL HOOK! Cobb gets the ROPEBREAK, and Tracy lets go quickly. Fans rally, the two go again, and tie up. Cobb headlocks to a takeover but Tracy headscissors. Cobb stands and pops free, then gets in Tracy’s face. Tracy shoves Cobb, Cobb shoves back.
Tracy headlocks, but Cobb blocks the takeover for the ATHLETIC PLEX! Fans fire up and Cobb brings Tracy up. Cobb ROCKS Tracy, stalks him to a corner, and whips corner to corner. Tracy bounces off buckles, into a scoop SLAM! Cover, TWO! Cobb is still on Tracy, but Tracy throws body shots and forearms. Cobb ROCKS Tracy back! Cobb DECKS Tracy, but Tracy drags himself back up. Tracy CHOPS, Cobb throat chops! The ref reprimands but Cobb brings Tracy around. Cobb suplexes, holds Tracy up, runs a quick lap with him, then runs to the center to SLAM Tracy down! Fans fire up for that feat of strength! Cover, TWO!
Cobb keeps on Tracy with a wrench and short arm LARIAT! GACHI- NO, Tracy anchors the leg! Cobb CLUBS Tracy, GACHIMUCHI FLOP! Tracy gets the arm! Tracy pulls on the arm, CLUBS the arm, but Cobb fights up. Fans rally, Cobb scoops Tracy but Tracy slips out to get a leg! Cobb CLUBS Tracy, but Tracy just changes legs to SINGLE LEG SAIDO! Fans fire up with Tracy and he aims from a corner. Cobb stands, Tracy runs in but only gets buckles. Cobb runs in but gets an elbow! Tracy ROCKS Cobb, throws more shots, but Cobb ROCKS Tracy right back! Tracy goes to a corner, Cobb runs in but into BOOTS!
Tracy goes up, but Cobb YANKS him off the top, only for Tracy to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Cobb survives but Tracy says he’ll end it! Tracy brings Cobb up, reels him in, but Cobb is too much for a lift! Cobb scoops Tracy, pops him around, but Tracy makes it a cradle! TWO!! Cobb escapes in time and he ELBOWS, JABS, YUKON- NO, Tracy ducks Cobb’s copy of the Shingo Takagi combo! Tracy ROCKS Cobb, spins, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up with Cobb and he runs at Tracy to LARIAT! Cobb says he’s gonna end this, and he brings Tracy up. Ripcord and TOUR OF THE ISLANDS!! Cover, Cobb wins!
Winner: Jeff Cobb, by pinfall
A big win for Cobb, and he is back on a roll! Tracy upholds the Code of Honor by shaking Cobb’s hand. Will Cobb help the United Empire conquer the world of wrestling?
Nigel McGuinness is here!
Fans fire up as the iconic former ROH World and former ROH Pure Champion is here to join commentary!
Zero Hour – Konosuke Takeshita VS Willie Mack!
The Future of Wrestling has a busy day today, but he is ready to live and die in LA! Will Konosuke still be the future in AEW and ROH? Or will this truly be the Return of the Mack?
The bell rings, the two circle, and Mack has Konosuke hold on. Mack offers the Code of Honor handshake, and Konosuke takes it. Fans cheer, the two tie up, and then they break. They talk a little smack, both men run, and they RAM into each other! Both men stay up, so they go again. They RAM shoulders, and Mack is proving more solid than Konosuke. Fans rally, the two go again, and they RAM again! Mack grins and shakes his arm out. Mack then ROCKS Konosuke! Mack whips Konosuke to a corner, runs in, but Konosuke dodges! Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and TAKESHITA LINE! Mack bails out and fans fire up.
Konosuke goes to ropes, slingshots, PLANCHA, but he has to land on his feet as Mack moves. Mack CLOBBERS Konosuke on the return! Fans fire up, Mack drags Konosuke up and puts him in the ring. Konosuke staggers, fans rally up, and Mack CHOPS Konosuke against ropes. Mack whips Konosuke, Konosuke reverses but Mack arm-drags! Konosuke gets up, dodges, but Mack RANAS! Fans fire up and Konosuke goes to a corner. Mack runs in but into an ELBOW! Konosuke goes up and leaps, FLYING RANA! Fans fire up as Mack tumbles all the way out! Konosuke builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit right in front of commentary!
LA is thunderous as Konosuke puts Mack in the ring. “Let’s go!” Fans fire up for that, but Mack FLIES! Direct hit in front of commentary and fans lose their minds! Mack grits his teeth, stands back up, and Mack drags Konosuke up. Mack puts Konosuke in, brings him up, and KNEES him in the back! And again! And again! Mack then clamps on a chinlock and bends Konosuke back against his knee. Fans rally, Konosuke fights up, and throws elbows and body shots. Konosuke shoves Mack away, Mack dodges and LEAPING LARIATS on the return! Both men slowly rise, and Konosuke throws forearems and elbows!
Konosuke runs, but Mack redirects him to RUNNING GAMANGIRI! Mack fireman’s carries, to a SAMOAN DROP! Fans rally up while both men are down, and a standing count begins. The count reaches 5 of 10, and Mack kips up! Not the sharpest because of a bad back, but Mack figures whatever, STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Konosuke is still in this and stands at the ropes. Mack whips but Konosuke holds the ropes. Mack ROCKS Konosuke, whips him, but Konosuke reverses to ROCK, elbow and BACK ELBOW! ROLLING ELBOW! Mack wobbles, Konosuke runs, into a DROPKICK!
Fans fire up and Mack prepares the arm. Mack runs, into a LARIAT from Konosuke!! Cover, TWO!! Mack survives but Konosuke just powers up again. Konosuke stands Mack up, wrenches and reels him in, but Mack fights the lift. Mack CLUBS away on Konosuke, Konosuke swings but misses, and Mack kicks low to- NO, Konosuke fights the stunner! Konosuke waistlocks but Mack elbows free! Mack runs, and POUNCES Konosuke to the corner! Konosuke bounces off buckles, staggers about, into a STUNNER! But he JUMP KNEES in return! Then steals the STUNNER!! Fans are thunderous, as Mack SHINING WIZARDS!!
Fans are still thunderous as both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as the standing count climbs. Both men stir at 4 of 10, and then crawl to ropes at 5. Konosuke is up first, and Mack goes to a corner. Konosuke fires up and runs in, but Mack catches him! EXPLODER! Konosuke flounders into the corner, and Mack is a bit dazed. But Mack shakes the stars away, runs in, CANNONBALL! Konosuke is in the drop zone and Mack goes up top! FROG SPLASH FLOPS as Konosuke moves! Konosuke reels Mack in, for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! But Konosuke doesn’t end it there! Fans are thunderous as he aims from the corner!
Mack rises, Konosuke runs in, MOTOR DRIVER KNEE!! Cover, Konosuke wins!
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall
A wild match for just the Zero Hour, and a great win for the Future of Wrestling! Konosuke shows his respect by shaking Mack’s hand and standing him back up. Will both Konosuke and Mack fight for big prizes down the line?
Zero Hour – Willow Nightingale VS Miranda Alize!
The positive powerhouse was almost ROH Women’s World Champion, but there’s always another chance. Will Willow power her way up the rankings? Or will the Lucha Baddie make this a bad time?
The Code of Honor is not upheld by Alize, and the bell rings. Alize and Willow circle, approach, and Alize gets around to rabbit punch! Alize runs, wheelbarrows, but Willow SLAMS her down! Willow brings Alize up to snap suplex! Una Amiga! Another snap suplex, Dos Amigas! And then THREE AMIGAS, with a bridge! TWO! Alize gets away but Willow scoops her to SLAM her! Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Alize bails out now, and Willow waits. The count climbs but Willow goes out. Willow chases Alize, Alize slides into the ring, but then Willow avoids the baseball slide! Willow then runs in to DIVE into a forearm!
Alize frowns, dusts herself off, and goes up to step in, SPIKE-RANA! Cover, TWO! Alize wants a faster count but brings Willow up. Alize CHOPS Willow, bumps her off buckles, then wraps the arm around ropes. Alize pulls the arm, and BITES the hand! The ref reprimands, Alize lets off to run, CHOP, and ROCK! “What’re you gonna do about it?!” Willow turns Alize around to CHOP her! And CHOP her again! And then bump her, only for Alize to get away! Alize CLAWS Willow’s face! Fans boo, Alize stomps a mudhole in, and the ref counts. Alize lets off to drag Willow up and ROCK her! Alize runs, rolls, comes back and UPPERCUTS!
Alize keeps going, side to side for the BOOT WASH! Fans boo but Alize just soaks it up and goes corner to corner, HESITATION DROPKICK! Alize drags Willow up, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Willow but Alize runs in to ROCK her! Alize whips corner to corner but Willow handsprings and comes back to ROCK her! And CHOP her! Willow whips corner to corner, runs in, and back body blocks! LARIAT! Snapmare and KICK! Willow whips, to SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! Alize survives but the fans still rally for Willow. Willow brings Alize up, fireman’s carries, but Alize fights free.
Alize ripcords to KNEE, then facelocks to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Alize grows frustrated and she pounds the mat. Fans rally, Willow stands, and she shoves Alize away. Alize BOOTS back, runs in and spins Willow around, but Willow blocks the suplex! Willow runs, Alize follows and dropkicks a leg out! BASEMENT DDT! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and fans fire up! Alize is beside herself, but she gets the ARMBAR! Willow endures, fights to a stack, TWO! Alize lets Willow go, and Willow SUPERKICKS! Fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Alize is still in this and Willow fires up!
Fans rally behind Willow as she goes to a corner. Alize is in the other, Willow runs in to CANNONBALL into buckles! Alize avoids disaster and she rushes up to fire forearms! Willow gives them back! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth! Willow gest the edge, but Alize spins Willow around to a CUTTER! Alize runs in, DRIVE BY misses as Willow moves! Alize flounders up, Willow runs in and shoves Alize, to then POUNCE!! Fans fire up for Willow and she brings down the straps! Willow drags Alize up, reels her in, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!
Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall
A powerful win for the powerful and positive Willow Nightingale! Will Willow be waiting on the other side of tonight’s big Women’s Championship match?
Zero Hour – Stu Grayson w/ Evil Uno VS Slim J w/ Ari Daivari & Mark Sterling!
The Dark Order’s Number Two is back and ready to play! But will the Trustbuster’s top investment finally pay off? Or will he not be ready for Nightfall?
The Code of Honor is upheld, though Slim then kicks the hand away. The bell rings and Stu CLOBBERS Slim! And again! And then picks Slim up to RAM him into a corner! Stu fires off, the ref counts, Mark Sterling complains but Stu lets off with a KNEE! Stu goes corner to corner, but Slim BOOTS Stu away! Slim runs, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Stu kips up, fans fire up, but Slim bails out. Sterling and Daivari tell Stu to stay back and they help Slim cool off. Slim gets back in the ring, but Stu CHOPS! Stu storms up on Slim but Slim BOOTS him, then headscissors him away! Stu stands up, and he blocks Slim’s hip toss!
Stu swings, but Slim ducks and tilt-o-whirls to headscissor Stu away again! Slim ROCKS Stu on the ropes, whips him to ropes, but Stu reverses. Slim KICKS, but Stu RANAS outta nowhere! Fans fire up as Slim bails out. Stu runs up, blocks a boot, and he sweeps the legs! Fans fire up while Sterling complains, but Stu APRON SLINGSHOT SENTONS! Fans fire up more as Stu brings Slim up and puts him back in. Stu brings Slim up, hoists him to the top rope, then climbs up after him. Fans rally, but Sterling distracts the ref! Uno gets on the apron, but Daivari slides into the ring! Stu runs Daivari off, but Slim FLYING GAMANGIRIS!
Slim tears the A-shirt! Cover, TWO! Slim rains down fists, the ref reprimands on the closed fists, and Slim lets off. Slim stands Stu up, throws Stu onto the ropes, then CHOKES him! The ref counts, Slim lets off, and Daivari talks trash. Daivari then CHOKES Stu! Fans boo, Daivari gets away with that one and Uno protests. Slim drags Stu up but Stu CHOPS back! Slim blocks the body shot to fire off point-blank lariats! Slim knuckle locks, brings Stu along and springboards, into a REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO!! Stu survives and Slim can’t believe it! Fans rally for Stu but Slim brings Stu up. Slim ROCKS Stu with a right!
Slim snapmares Stu, and ENZIGURIS! But Stu just snarls! Slim slaps Stu around, but Stu stands up. Stu glares at Slim, Slim throws hands, but Stu doesn’t budge! Stu backs Slim down as he leans into the shots! Slim knees low! Slim whips, but Stu LARIATS Slim inside-out! Fans fire up, Stu clinches, URENAGE! Then Stu springboards, LION SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Slim survives but Stu just fires himself up! Fans rally, Stu drags Slim up, but Slim CHOPS! Stu doesn’t flinch! Stu choke grips, trophy lifts, but Slim slips into a SLEEPER! Slim is a backpack, but Stu THROWS him!
Slim gets up, dodges Stu’s lariat, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Slim survives but Stu is amused. Sterling & Daivari coach Slim but Stu says he’s gonna break Slim! Stu drags Slim jump into the torture rack, but Slim fights with elbows! Stu just powers back up! Slim keeps fighting, he slips free and DESTINO!?! Cover, TWO!?! Slim is not tranquilo, he can’t believe Stu survives! Slim drags Stu to a drop zone, stomps him, and then goes up the corner. Slim MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Stu moves! Stu torture racks, Sterling distracts, and Slim rakes the eyes! Uno YANKS Sterling down!
Daivari rushes over but Uno sends him into Sterling! then Uno DOUBLE LARIATS! Fans fire up, Slim is freaking out, Stu JUMP KNEES Slim! And then he slashes his throat, “FINISH HIM!” Torture rack to NIGHTFALL!! Cover, Stu wins!
Winner: Stu Grayson, by pinfall
The Dark Order OG celebrate the victorious return to ROH! Will this be a new chapter in the Dark Order’s legacy?
Wait! Coming out on stage, it’s Dutch and Vincent, AKA The Righteous! They’re back in ROH, but to what end?
AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo VS Komander!
For the first time ever, the top title in AAA is being defending in ROH! Both men are redefining what it is to be a luchador, and by extension, what it is to be a pro-wrestler! But who will use this historic moment to become THE luchador in AAA?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is el campeon de campeones!
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the fans are losing their minds already! EHDV and Komander fire up, they circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Fans chant for “LUCHA! LUCHA!” as Komander wrenches, only for EHDV to wrench, and then EHDV steps over to wrench again. Fans chant for “LUCHA LIBRE!” as Komander headlocks. EHDV wrenches out, whips, but Komander slides to catch EHDV! Komander rolls back, hooks up the legs, and fans rally up as he turns EHDV over to a surfboard cradle! TWO as EHDV bridges up! EHDV pries free, hooks Komander’s legs up, and goes for arms!
Fans rally for “VI-KIN-GO!” EHDV gets the arms, pulls back and gets Komander into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Komander gets his arms free, balances, and handsprings away! Fans fire up, but EHDV tackles Komander! EHDV traps the legs, but then holds off on firing fists. Komander brings EHDV off his feet! EHDV ROCKS Komander, Komander CHOPS, EHDV CHOPS! It becomes a CHOP fight, but EHDV has the edge. EHDV rolls, and they both headstand with legs hooked! Fans fire up for the upside-down SLAP fight! Both men get free, run in, dropkicks cancel out, and they both go for legs!
EHDV rolls, runs, Komander dodges but EHDV hurdles! EHDV then follows Komander, but Komander goes Matrix under the leap! EHDV rolls through, both men strike the superhero pose as fans fire up! Fans rally for “LUCHA! LUCHA!” as the two reset. Komander rushes in but EHDV tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Komander bails out, EHDV FLIES, to dragon sleeper! Inverted suplex, but Komander turns it around! Only for EHDV to return the favor! EHDV sends Komander at the ring but Komander tiger feints to get around EHDV! Komander springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK! EHDV bails out and fans fire up!
Komander builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans fire up, and Komander brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up even more, but the ref has the ring count. Komander sets the table up at ringside, this is starting to look like EHDV VS Omega… Komander refreshes the count, goes up the steps and to the stage. Fans fire up and Komander runs, to 450 SPLASH off the stage!! Komander puts EHDV back in the ring, climbs up the corner, and he tightrope walks, SHOOTING STAR! But Komander has to land on his feet as EHDV moves! EHDV GAMANGIRIS from the apron, then steps in and runs in, GAMANGIRI in the corner!
Komander sits, EHDV climbs up over him, to IMPLODER DRAGON RANA!! Fans are thunderous for the SCREW HIGH KICK! Komander sits down, EHDV runs to METEORA through the ropes! Both men are on the outside but EHDV is back on his feet! EHDV goes to the apron, SHOOTING STAR onto knees! Komander saves himself, puts EHDV back in, and fans fire up! Komander is up top, he tries again, tightrope walk SHOOTING STAR, into boots! EHDV scoops for a SWINGING SIDE- NO, Komander slips through, brings EHDV up, but EHDV RANAS! Cover, TWO!! Komander swings, misses, EHDV shoves Komander to ropes!
Komander springboards, CROSSBODY, but EHDV catches him! EHDV swings Komander into the SIDE SLAM! Fans fire up and rally behind EHDV. EHDV goes to a corner, climbs up top, and he goes to the post! DOUBLE JUMP MISSILE- POWERBOMB!! Komander turns things around on EHDV!! Cover, TWO!!! EHDV survives and fans are thunderous! Komander grows frustrated, but he goes up the corner. EHDV SHOVES Komander to the floor! Komander sits up but EHDV is back on the post…! Komander stands, and EHDV DOUBLE JUMP IMPLODING CANNONBALLS!! Direct hit into the railing!!
Fans are losing their minds all over again, this is just the main show opener! EHDV puts Komander back in, goes onto the second rope, inside-out PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Komander survives and EHDV is shocked! Komander drags himself to the apron, “This is Awesome!” as EHDV joins him. EHDV drags Komander up, throws hands, then CHOPS! Fans “WOO~” and Komander CHOPS back! EHDV CHOPS, Komander mule kicks, front kicks and CHOPS! Komander goes side to side, goes up, but EHDV blocks his momentum! EHDV pops Komander up, but Komander uses that for an APRON DESTROYER!!
EHDV is dazed but the fans are electric! Komander goes back into the ring to refresh the count, and he goes up a corner. Fans rally up as Komander tightrope walks the entire length! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and fans are electric again! Komander salutes, and says he’s gonna get this title! Komander goes back for EHDV, puts him back in the ring, and he climbs the corner again. “This is Lucha!” as Komander tightrope walks again! SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! Cover, TWO!!! Third time is usually the charm, but Komander hasn’t put this away yet! Komander goes up top, still more in his arsenal!
Komander lines up the shot, tightrope, but EHDV hits the ropes! That trips Komander up, and now EHDV goes to the other corner! But Komander gets back up! Only for EHDV to FLYING DESTROYER!!! Komander flounders all the way to the other side of the ring, and onto the table! EHDV makes sure it’s all lined up, and fans rally again! EHDV runs side to side, he flashbacks to Dynamite with Omega! ESCALARA 630!!! But the table does NOT break!! Fans lose their minds, that may have broken Komander and EHDV! Fans rally, “OTRA! OTRA!” because they want another! EHDV drags Komander into the ring and climbs up.
EHDV says he’s gonna do it! 630 SENTON FLOPS!! Also like with Omega! Komander hurries to put EHDV in the drop zone and go up top! Komander brings out the ace in his wristband! Komander CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! EHDV survives by fingertips and Komander is furious!! Komander hauls EHDV up, ROCKS him with forearms, then puts him up top! Komander climbs up, roars, and stands EHDV up. EHDV throws body shots, clinches Komander, and scoops for a SUPER SWINGING SIDE SLAM!! Fans are thunderous again and EHDV drags himself to the far corner!
Fans love “BOTH THESE GUYS!” but only one can win! EHDV pounds the mat, aims at Komander, and Komander rises slowly. EHDV runs in, to METEORA in the corner!! Then he puts Komander in the drop zone, goes up top, 630 SENTON!! Cover, EHDV WINS!
Winners: El Hijo del Vikingo, by pinfall (still AAA Mega Champion)
What a way to OPEN a show! This was a main event worthy battle, and in the end, the champion retains! But best of all, EHDV shows respect to Komander by helping him up and hugging it out. Is this just the beginning of AAA’s rise on the global stage?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS AR Fox, Metalik & Blake Christian!
Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona are three towering tanks, while their opponents are high speed, high flying fighter jets. Which side will bring the shock and awe in this second of seven title matches?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see #WhoBetta?
The Code of Honor is upheld, though with tension. Then it turns into a brawl! The bell rings, the Embassy shove the challengers away, but the challengers all dodge, TRIPLE DROPKICKS send the Embassy out of the ring! Fans fire up and the challengers build speed, they all FLY! Direct hit on all of the Embassy, and Kaun even bumps into the steps at the stage! Fans fire up as the All Heart Air Force gets Liona up and into the ring. Metalik climbs up top, he leaps, CROSSBODY caught! SWINGING SLAM! Liona tags Kaun and the Gates of Agony bring Metalik up. They put him in the corner, Kaun SLAPS Liona to fire him up!
Kaun whips Liona in to SPLASH Metalik, then Liona whips Metalik at Kaun for a LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Nana argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Tag to Cage and the Embassy mugs Metalik. The Machine wrenches and lifts Metalik to just SLAM him down! Cage ROCKS Metalik, wrenches and whips, but Metalik holds ropes. Metalik BOOTS back, runs in, gets around, but Cage switches the waistlock. Cage ripcords and whips, but Metalik handsprings to BACK ELBOW! Hot tag to Fox! Fox LARIATS but Cage stays up! Cage swings, Fox goes Matrix and then PELES! Cage staggers but Fox cravats.
Cage powers out, Fox ELBOWS! Fox goes up, but Cage hits ropes! Fox falls back, but he rolls back to land on his feet and roll Cage! Into a CUTTER! Cage wobbles, Fox springboards, FLYING CUTTER! Cage goes to a corner, Fox runs in to A-LIST LARIAT! Kaun runs in, but Fox ELBOWS him away! Fox skins the cat, DROPKICKS Cage and CUTTERS Kaun! Liona runs in, Fox goes Matrix again, but Liona stops the cutter! Fox is in the corner, Liona runs in, but Fox dodges! Liona tumbles up and out and to the floor, and Fox FLIES out onto Kaun! Fox gets back in the ring, watches Cage, and runs in, to FLY! Direct hit on the outside!
Liona creeps up but Metalik FLIES to hit Liona! Fox puts Cage in, climbs up, and Nana is furious! Fox SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage is still in this but Fox goes to a corner. Fox goes up again, Cage staggers over into a BLOCKBUSTER, but he blocks it! Cage suplexes but Fox slips free, only for Cage to switch, waistlock and ripcord, BIG forearm! Fox wobbles, Cage fireman’s carries, F5! Tag to Liona, and Liona drags Fox from Blake! Fox ENZIGURIS, hot tag to Blake! Blake springboards to FLYING FOREARM! Blake keeps moving, he DECKS Cage! Blake runs at Liona, dodges him, then goes the other way!
Kaun rushes in but Blake SPEARS him! Blake baits Liona, dumps him out, then builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP! Direct hit and fans are fired up with Blake! Blake puts Liona in, he tags Metalik and Metalik goes up! FLYING SPLASH! Cover, ONE!?! The Air Force is shocked there! Cage DOUBLE LARIATS Fox & Blake, Kaun gets Metalik for a BACKBREAKER! The Embassy takes control as Kaun puts Blake in the corner. Kaun ROCKS Blake in the back, hoists him up top, and Cage tags in. Kaun TOP ROPE BACKBREAKERS Blake! Blake falls to the apron, Liona APRON SENTONS! And then Liona puts Blake in the corner!
Cage deadlift– NO! Fox SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS Cage! Blake aims, SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH! Metalik goes up top, LIMIT BREAKER ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!?!? Cage survives and Nana can breathe again. Metalik drags Cage up, fireman’s carries, but Cage fights that off. Cage shoves Metalik, Metalik dodges to SOBAT! Metalik goes up and around the corner, FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Cage swings on Blake, Blake dodges and fireman’s carries!? To ROLLING DEATH VALLEY!? And then LIONSAULT! But Kaun fireman’s carries Blake! GUTBUSTER DROP! Fox BOOTS Kaun, Liona POUNCES Fox!
Fans fire up, but Liona turns around into a CROSSBODY! He catches it! SWINGING- TORNADO DDT!! All six men are down and fans are thunderous! Nana is freaking out as he shouts for his team to get up! The standing count climbs, we reach 5 of 10 but Cage stands. Cage brings Metalik up, reels him in, but Blake is up top. Blake jumps off Kaun and over Metalik to give Cage a DESTROYER!! Fans are thunderous again, they rally behind “ALL HEART!” but Liona sneaks up on Blake! BODY CHECK from behind! The Gates stand Blake up, DOUBLE LARIAT SANDWICH! And then the DOUBLE FACEBUSTER!
Fox returns to TACKLE Kaun! Metalik slingshots to DROPKICK Liona! Kaun CLOBBERS Fox on the outside, Cage swings on Metalik but he dodges and returns, but Cage blocks the rana! Cage swings Metalik up, but Metalik sunset flips! TWO?!?! Cage escapes by nanoseconds! Metalik BOOTS, SLING- NO, Cage slips free! ROLLING- NO, Metalik dodges, but the SOUTHPAW hits! Cage suplexes, for DRILL CLAW!!! Cover, The Embassy wins!
Winners: The Embassy, by pinfall (still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
Nana mockingly shakes Metalik’s hand to keep the Code of Honor, but his men are still on top. Will anyone be able to stop this three headed monster?
ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena VS Yuka Sakazaki!
The Fallen Goddess accused the Magical Girl of dodging her by staying home in Japan, but then found out Yuka isn’t to be messed with! Yuka brought the fight to Athena just days before this fight, but will she be the one to eclipse the champion? Or will Athena send Yuka back home to Japan in pieces?
Athena makes her entrance by having a porcelain doll dressed a bit like Yuka, and then STOMPING it! The introductions are made, the updated belt is raised, and the battle of polar opposites begins!
The Code of Honor is upheld, though tensely, and the bell rings. The two circle, Athena rushes in but Yuka dodges! Athena dodges, arm-drags, but Yuka kips up to arm-drag! They RAM shoulders, then DOUBLE LARIAT! Both women kip up and fans fire up! Athena and Yuka reset, and fans rally for “YUKA! YUKA!” Athena frowns, she and Yuka rush in, and Athena throws Yuka down by her hair! The ref reprimands and fans boo, but Athena pretends to not understand. Yuka gets up, kicks, but Athena blocks, only for Yuka to ENZIGURI! And then DROPKICK! Athena gets up again, Yuka runs to RANA!
Fans fire up as Athena bails out. Yuka goes up the corner, leaps and FLYING SPEARS?! Yuka almost didn’t make that jump, but she shakes it off as she brings Athena up. Athena pushes Yuka away, gets around the way, and wants to leave? Fans boo but Yuka CLOBBERS Athena off the railing! But Athena throws Yuka at the ring, only for Yuka to tiger feint and KICK! Yuka puts Athena in the ring, fires up, and fans fire up with her! Yuka climbs up top, leaps, but Athena deflects the missile dropkick! Athena snarls, she storms up on Yuka, but Yuka ROCKS Athena! Fans rally, Athena shoves Yuka but Yuka comes back, into a SWINGING SLAM!
Athena rains down forearms and fists! The ref has Athena let off to check Yuka, but somehow she’s okay to continue. Yuka goes to a corner, Athena ROCKS her! Athena whips corner to corner, runs in, blocks boots and puts Yuka in the ropes to SLAM her down! Athena does a dance, then laughs it up. Cover, TWO!! Yuka is still in this, but Athena asks if that’s true. Yuka sits up, and Athena clamps on a neck wrench! Fans rally as Yuka endures, and Yuka fights her way up to throw elbows! Yuka JAWBREAKERS free and Athena wobbles! Yuka snapmare rolls and kicks, but Athena ducks to kip up, only for Yuka to throw her down now!
Yuka BASEMENT GAMANGIRIS, then runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Yuka shakes her head, she’s not stopping now. Yuka drags Athena up, but Athena blocks the suplex! Athena suplexes, carries Yuka around, but Yuka slips free! Yuka shoves Athena to a corner, to GAMANGIRI! Yuka snapmares Athena, goes up the corner, but has to cartwheel away as Athena runs in. Yuka keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and RA- NO! Athena blocks and brings Yuka up, to POWERBOMB! Then a deadlift for ANOTHER POWERBOMB! And then ANOTHER POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!??! Yuka survives and Athena is furious!
Yuka sits up in a daze but Athena goes to a corner. Fans rally, Yuka shakes her head, so Athena stomps her down. Athena drags Yuka up, reels her in, and says, “Bye, Yuka.” Canadian rack, CLIFFHANGER ! Cover, TWO!??!?!? Yuka survives and shocks Athena! But Athena covers again, TWO!!! Yuka is still in this and fans rally up! Athena argues with the ref but the ref says the count was fair. Yuka drags herself to the apron, and Athena BLASTS her off with a dropkick! Athena grins, goes out after Yuka, and brings her over to SMACK off the steps! Yuka staggers around, Athena puts her back on the apron. TIGER FEINT- NO! Athena blocks!
Athena wheelbarrows Yuka, brings her out, GERMAN SUPLEX to the floor!! “I AM YOUR GODDESS!!” Fans rally up as Athena keeps shouting at them. Athena brings Yuka up, pushes her to the barriers, and then gets space. Athena runs in, but Yuka moves! The dropkick hits railing and jams Athena up! Yuka comes back to scoop and EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Athena writhes! Yuka RAMS Athena into the steel steps! Payback for their past, and then Yuka goes to the stage. Yuka runs and FLIES! Direct hit on the floor!! Fans fire up again as Yuka puts Athena in the ring. Fans fire up as Yuka aims, MAGICAL GIRL SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!??!
Athena survives and Yuka seethes. Yuka thinks of what to do while fans rally behind her. Yuka drags Athena up but Athena throat chops! The ref reprimands, but Athena swings. Yuka blocks to ROCK Athena! Boxing elbows, then ROLLING ELBOW! Athena flounders, Yuka brings her up and in, wrench and hammerlock, lift and spin, but Athena slips free to scoop! Yuka slips free, but Athena ROLLING ELBOWS! Athena falls onto the cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Athena is freaking out as Yuka keeps surviving! Fans rally up, but Athena climbs up the corner. Athena aims as Yuka rises, but Yuka ROCKS her first!
Yuka climbs up to get Athena, for a SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up as Yuka hurries to hammerlock, lift and spin! MAGICAL GURU GURU FACEBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!! Yuka can’t believe it, but she shakes her head. She isn’t giving up, she just puts Athena back at center. Yuka goes to the apron, climbs the ropes, but Athena grabs at the ref! Athena gets away, to O-FACE OFF THE TOP ROPE!! Cover, Athena wins!!
Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)
Athena holds up her title in the ref’s face, but Yuka pushed her further than she thought! Yuka may not be porcelain, so Athena “upholds” the Code of Honor. But then she literally kicks Yuka out of the ring! What will it take to dethrone the Fallen Goddess?
ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Mark Briscoe!
The One True King of Wrestling Television has never lost to a Briscoe in singles competition, and vows that’ll not change even now. But the Sussex County Chicken vows that destiny will be fulfilled! Will Mark win this one for Jay, their families, and everyone who has believed in him? Or will Joe crush Mark’s dreams with his own two hands?
The introductions are made, the TV title is raised, and we see if destiny is real!
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and fans rally up as these two stare down. Fans chant “DEM BOYS!” for Mark and his brother, and the two circle. Joe bails out and fans boo, but Mark keeps cool. Joe takes his time returning as the count climbs, fans now chant, “MAN UP!” Joe is annoyed by that but he doesn’t go any faster. Joe returns to the ring at 7 of 10, and circles with Mark. They tie up, are in a deadlock, so Joe swings! Mark ducks the punch and stays back. The two circle again, tie up, and Joe powers Mark to a corner. The ref calls the break, Joe lets off, but Mark dodges the haymaker!
Mark CHOPS, fires off forearms, but Joe shoves him away. Joe KICKS Mark in the leg, JABS, then wrenches. Mark rolls, throws Redneck Kung-Fu palm strikes, overhand chop, and a BOOT! Joe staggers, Mark runs to BOOT again! Mark fireman’s carries but Joe is too big! Joe CLUBS Mark, whips him, but Mark goes up and out. Joe runs in, Mark ROCKS him, but Mark slingshots into a CHOP! Mark flops into the ring, but he gets up to CHOP! Joe CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Joe CHOPS! The CHOPS keep going back and forth, louder and louder! Joe ROCKS Mark with a forearm, swings, but Mark dodges to UPPERCUT!
Joe sputters from the hell stab, but Mark fireman’s carries! And ROLLING DEATH VALLEYS! And fans fire up as Mark goes up! But Joe scrambles out of the ring and fans boo. Mark goes out, runs in from around the way, but Joe catches Mark for an EXPLODER! The ref tells Joe to get this in the ring but Joe takes his time bringing Mark up. Joe KICKS Mark, POSTS him, but the ring count starts. Joe puts Mark in quick, stalks up behind him, and HEADBUTTS him! And JABS him! And JABS! JAB! JAB! Joe fires off, the ref counts but Joe lets off. Joe soaks up the heat, but Mark CHOPS! And CHOPS! And fires forearms!
Mark runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Fans boo Joe, and the Briscoe family coaches Mark from their seats. Joe throws down hands, CLUBS Mark, then sits Mark up. Joe HEADBUTTS Mark, then KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! Mark stands but into forearms! Joe brings Mark out to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel, “Let’s Go, Briscoe!” “Let’s Go, Joe!” Joe HEADBUTTS Mark, JABS him, JABS again, and again! But Mark powers up off the JABS! Mark fires forearms in return! And palm strikes! And a CHOP! Mark whips, Joe reverses and ELBOWS, then PELES! Mark slumps down and flops out of the ring.
Joe demands the count and the count begins. Mark gets up and into the ring, but Joe is on him with forearms, and JAB! JAB! CHOP! Joe brings Mark out but Mark throws body shots! Joe throws Mark out of the ring, builds speed, and DIVES! Direct hit into railing and fans fire up! The Briscoe family coaches Mark but Joe looms over him. Joe puts Mark in the ring, goes to grab a chair, and the ref reprimands him! Joe puts the chair in the ring, soaks up the heat, but Mark WRECKS Joe! Joe staggers, Mark gets the chair and stands it up! Mark runs, uses the chair to get the boost, and he FLIES! Direct hit at the railing!
Fans fire up for Mark and Mark gives his kids a kiss! Mark then goes looking under the ring, for a TABLE! Fans fire up, Mark stands that table up at ringside, but Joe ROCKS Mark! Joe POSTS Mark, then smirks as he points to the table. Fans boo as Joe starts to put the table away, but Mark BLOCKBUSTERS Joe through the table!! Fans are thunderous as Mark drags Joe back up. Mark puts Joe in the ring, climbs the corner, and fans fire up again. Mark FLYING CHOPS! Joe staggers, into another CHOP! And another! And another! Mark reels back but Joe CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS!
Mark CHOPS! Joe CHOPS! Repeat! Joe gives boxing elbows and a HEADBUTT! Mark staggers to a corner, but goes up to FLYING FOREARM! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count begins, both men stir at 4 and sit up at 5. Mark crawls to a corner, stands up at 8, and Joe follows. Mark looks for a tag, but remembers Jay isn’t there. Even so, Mark fires up! Joe runs in, but into an URENAGE! Mark fires up, he brings Joe up and underhooks the arms! But Joe wrenches out to HEADBUTT! Both men stagger, Mark comes back, but into the POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!
Joe is seething, he brings Mark up, and lifts Mark for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO, but into the STF!! Mark endures as Joe has him caught! Joe has a bloody nose but he pulls on Mark! Mark reaches out, but Joe shifts to a CROSSFACE! Mark still fights, to the ROPEBREAK! Joe lets go in frustration but the fans fire up again! Fans rally but Joe literally tastes his own blood. Joe looms over Mark, brings him up, but Mark SLAPS! CHOPS! CHOPS! CHOSP! Mark keeps going, he powers up and runs, but Joe ducks to SAIDO!! Mark roars and rises!! Joe LARIATS Mark down! Cover, TWO!!!
Joe isn’t really stunned or upset that Mark survived, he just stalks Mark to a corner. Joe stands Mark up, fans duel, and Joe puts Mark up top. Joe tucks Mark in but Mark fights Joe off! REDNECK CHOP! HOTSHOT! And a BOOT! Joe falls down, Mark goes up! Fans are thunderous for the FROGGY-BOW!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives and no one can believe it! Joe shake his head, but Mark says it’s time! Mark reels Joe in, underhooks the arms, but Joe powers out! Mark lands on his feet, throws forearms, and tries a torture rack? But Joe gets the SLEEPER! Mark fades, but he reaches for the sky!
Mark fights up, reaches out for ropes, fights his way forward, but Joe SLEEPER SUPLEXES!! And then COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Mark is caught in the body scissors, he’s fading, he’s OUT!!! JOE WINS!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by stoppage (still ROH World Television Champion)
Destiny denied by the ruthless King of Wrestling Television! Mark regains consciousness, and Joe gets in his face! But, so that he can shake Mark’s hand to keep the Code of Honor. Joe still respects Mark, but Mark still has to wait for his destiny. Who will Joe battle in the time between then and now?
As for Mark, the fans still cheer for him because of that valiant effort. Mark points to heaven where Jay is watching from. Surely Jay is proud of Mark, just like the rest of the Briscoe family. Mark hugs Mama Briscoe, and his sister, and the kids. Will Mark never stop fighting until he’s reached his destiny?
Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Daniel Garcia!
A dream match come true for the Dragonslayer as he gets to face The Ace of NJPW! But will it be the greatest moment in the career of this young sports… enner-tay-ner? Or will he lose to the Once in a Century pro-wrestler?
The Code of Honor is skipped, the bell rings, and the two circle. Fans chant for “TANAHASHI!” and “GO ACE!” Tanahashi and Garcia tie up, Tanahashi powers Garcia to ropes, but lets off quickly. Fans cheer, Garcia mockingly applauds, and then Garcia circles with Tanahashi. They tie up again, Tanahashi waistlocks but Garcia gets to ropes. The ref calls for the break, Tanahashi lets off, but Garcia puts Tanahashi on the ropes! The ref calls for the break, and Garcia lets off, to throat chop! Fans boo but Garcia soaks it all up. Garcia pulls Tanahashi’s hair, taunts him, and uses the hair to keep Tanahashi from hitting back!
Garcia throws Tanahashi down by his hair! Fans boo but Garcia mockingly says, “Go Ace!” Garcia stomps Tanahashi, kicks him, then whips him corner to corner. Garcia runs in but into an elbow! Tanahashi goes up to CROSSBODY! And air guitar! Fans fire up, but Garcia bails out. Tanahashi pursues, fans rally, and Tanahashi kicks Garcia, then ROCKS him with forearms! Garcia staggers but Tanahashi keeps on him. Fans fire up with Tanahashi, and he pursues Garcia around the way for more forearms! Garcia staggers away, Tanahashi runs in, but is sent into the steel steps! The count is 7 of 20, but Garcia DROPKICKS the legs against the steps!
Fans boo but Garcia has the leg, DDT to the floor! Garcia soaks up the heat and mocks the air guitar. Then he does his dance on the steps. Fans boo but Garcia steps into the ring as the count is 16! Tanahashi springs in at 17, but Garcia stomps away! Fans boo but Garcia just soaks it up. Garcia pretends to not understand why the fans are booing, then goes back for Tanahashi’s leg. Garcia hooks the legs up, and STOMPS the knees! Tanahashi writhes and gets to ropes while fans boo more. Garcia drags a leg onto the ropes, stands on it, “I’m a sports entertainer!” Fans boo as he HIP DROPS the leg!
Fans chant “You’re a Wrestler!” but Garcia tells them no, he’s not! Garcia gets the leg, and drops a knee on the knee! Garcia has the toehold, Tanahashi endures but Garcia taunts him. Tanahashi gets the ROPEBREAK! Garcia grabs that arm but Tanahashi gets the ROPEBREAK with the other arm! Garcia lets off at 4, and drops another knee! Garcia taunts Tanahashi more, stomps him around, and has him in the corner. Garcia stomps away, the ref counts, and Garcia gives Tanahashi some Good Vibrations! Garcia even does the pose at the ropes! Garcia’s mocking the King of Strong Style while beating down the Ace!
Fans boo but Garcia brings Tanahashi up. Tanahashi fires off strikes! Garcia grabs hair, but Tanahashi fires off more shots! Fans fire up and Tanahashi whips, but Garcia reverses, only for FLYING FOREARMS to take him down! Fans fire up with Tanahashi and he fires off more strikes on Garcia! Garcia staggers to a corner, Tanahashi brings him out to scoop and SLAM! Tanahashi goes up the corner, for the SUNSET SENTON! Cover, TWO! Garcia kicks at Tanahashi but Tanahashi stands. Tanahashi runs, but Garcia dropkicks the bad leg! Garcia runs, to SCISSOR KICK! Cover, TWO! Garcia grits his teeth in frustration.
Fans rally up, “GO ACE! GO ACE!” Tanahashi rises up, he fires a forearm, but Garcia throws a haymaker! Tanahashi forearms, Garcia haymakers, and they speed up! Fans rally, both men egg each other on, but then Garcia kicks low! So Tanahashi kicks low! Garcia kicks the leg, Tanahashi kicks the leg, repeat! Garcia sweeps the legs! Fans boo but Garcia has a standing toehold! Garcia then steps through, but Tanahashi fights and gets to the ropes! Garcia stomps the legs but the ref counts. Garcia lets off at 4 and fans boo. Garcia steps through, but Tanahashi makes it a cradle! TWO, and Garcia kicks, only for Tanahashi to block! DRAGON SCREW!
Both men are down and fans fire up again. Tanahashi gets Garcia’s legs, but Garcia pulls hair! Tanahashi powers through to have the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Garcia endures, reaches out, crawls forward, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Tanahashi lets off while fans boo. Garcia goes to the corner but Tanahashi stomps him. Tanahashi stands Garcia up to whip corner to corner, but Garcia barely makes it there. Tanahashi runs in, Garcia dodges, and Garcia blocks a boot to a DRAGON SCREW STUNNER! A modification on the classic, and then he GERMAN SUPLEXES Tanahashi away! “SPORTS ENTERTAINER!!”
Garcia aims, runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Tanahashi survives and Garcia is furious! Garcia pounds the mat, fans rally up, and Garcia brings Tanahashi up. Garcia reels him in, Tanahashi fights, and Tanahashi wrenches out to turn Garcia around, for a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Fans fire up with Tanahashi and he runs, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO! Tanahashi roars and fans fire up, Tanahashi climbs! HIGH FLY FLOW!! Cover, Tanahashi wins!
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, by pinfall
Garcia may be a great sports entertainer, but Tanahashi is an amazing pro-wrestler! Will the Ace never be trumped?
ROH World Tag Team Championship Reach for the Sky Ladder Match: The Lucha Brothers VS Top Flight VS The Kingdom VS La Faccion Ingobernable VS Aussie Open!
To honor the memory of Jay Briscoe while passing on the torch of tag team wrestling, this match was created by Mark Briscoe to give the best tag teams in the world an opportunity! Will it be Rey Fenix & Penta, Dante & Darius Martin, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, Rush y Dralistico, or Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis that rise up to carry that banner?
The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belts hang from the rafters, and we see who can carry that weight!
The bell rings, and teams immediately go for ladders! The only ones staying in the ring are LFI and the Kingdom. Aussie Open brawls with Top Flight while the Lucha Bros take a moment. Top Flight get a ladder up but LFI DROPKICK it into them! The Kingdom BLASTS Fenix off the apron, then LFI BLASTS Aussie Open! They’re basically playing defense. Fans boo but LFI and the Kingdom soak it up. Dralistico keeps Penta out of the ring, but then Mike SUPERKICKS him, and Taven TOSSES Rush! Now The Kingdom goes out to get themselves a ladder. Mike DROPKICKS a ladder into Darius!
Top Flight regroups, rushes in, and they slide under the ladder attack! Top Flight then hurdle over, and DROPKICK the ladder into The Kingdom! LFI returns, Dralistico ducks the lariats to kick, KICK dodge and SCREW HIGH KCIK! Darius ROCKS Darlistico, but Rush shoves Darius into a GAMANGIRI, and then GERMAN SUPLEX! Springboard, FLYING CODE BREAKER! Dralistico has Dante in a corner and adds Darius on top via Tree of Woe. Rush brings the ladder over, LFI puts it on top of Top Flight. Rush runs corner to corner to BULL’S HORN DROPKICK the ladder into Top Flight! It’s a sadistic sandwich, but LFI just tranquilos.
Aussie Open get in and fans fire up! The brawl is on, forearms for forearms! LFI gets the edge, Rush ROCKS Davis, and says it’s go time, cabrones! But they runs into a BOOT and SUPERKICK! Dralistico ends up in a corner, Fletcher runs in but into a BOOT! Davis runs in, he gets a BOOT! Darlistico goes up, leaps, but Davis catches him! Pop-up, AUSSIE DENTAL PLAN! Rush runs in, but Fletcher feeds him to a scoop! Fletcher goes up, LAWN DART CUTTER! Fans fire up and Aussie Open picks up the ladder. They RAM Rush down! But Penta SUPERKICKS Davis, Fenix KICKS Fletcher! Fans rally, Fenix CHOPS Fletcher!
The Lucha Bros whip Fletcher corner to corner, then Fenix whips Penta in to GAMANGIRI! Fenix somersaults and LEAPING FOREARMS! Fans chant “CERO MIEDO!” as the Lucha Bros put the ladder up against Fletcher. Taven runs in, but the Lucha Bros dodge, the SPLASH hits the ladder to sandwich Fletcher! Davis runs in, into double mule kicks! UNO! DOS! TRES! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The ladder is put on Davis, Fletcher is put on the ladder, Penta runs and wheelbarrows with Fenix, VICTORY SPLASH onto the sandwich! That one had even more meat than LFI’s! Fans fire up as the Lucha Bros stand the ladder up!
Fenix climbs one end, Penta climbs the other, but Davis returns to drag them both down. Davis pushes the ladder over, and he whips Fenix. Fenix reverses to SUPERKICK! Fenix goes up, tight rope PENALTY KICK! Penta FLIES out onto Fletcher! Fans are thunderous, Darius whips Fenix but Fenix slides out. Darius DIVES into him! LFI returns to the ring and fans boo. LFI build speed to DOUBLE TOPE! Dralistico takes out Darius, Rush takes out Aussie Open and Penta! Fans boo but Rush soaks it up. Wait, Taven is in the ring and Mike lifts Darius up! Taven builds speed, TOPE DOOMSDAY!!
Fans are thunderous and losing their minds over that one! The Kingdom says that was for Jay, and now they get a TABLE! Fans cheer as they set this table up ringside. Then they get another table! LFI brawls with the Lucha Bros then mock Cero Miedo. The Kingdom add on, and Rush pulls on Penta’s mask! Fans boo, but The Kingdom is setting up more tables?! That’s about four of them in a double decker! LFI POSTS Penta! Aussie Open attacks The Kingdom! They get ladders, even the really tall one on stage! The Kingdom attacks them back! LFI SMACKS Penta off the announce desk! The Kingdom get Aussie Open in double underhooks!
Fans fire up, but Aussie Open wrench out to kick low! They gut wrench the Kingdom, DOUBLE PILEDRIVERS on the stage!! Fans are losing their minds again! Rush PENALTY KICKS Penta against commentary! Then he ROCKS Dante! Aussie Open brings the biggest ladders to ringside, and they run around the way! The others try to run, but Dante gets SANDWICHED!! Fans are thunderous again, and now the ladders are put in the ring. Davis plays defense as LFI gets up, and Fletcher stands the ladder up. Mike stirs but he is busted open! Fletcher climbs, paws at the belts, but the Lucha Bros return!
Fenix CLUBS Fletcher, Penta CHOPS Davis, then Penta mule kicks Fletcher’s legs out! Fenix sends Davis into the ladder! The Lucha Bros climb, but LFI drags them down! Penta whips Rush, but Rush returns with a DESTROYER! Dralistico goes up the ladder but Fenix drags him back down into an Electric Chair! Dralistico fights, to POISON-RANA! LFI fist bump and fans boo as they climb. But Taven returns to drag Dralistico down! Rush goes after Taven, and DECKS him! Mike makes it up the ladder, but Rush also climbs. They see each other at the top, then decide to climb back down.
Fans fire up as the ladder is put aside, and these two are fired up! Rush paints himself with Mike’s blood, and they start firing forearms! Fans are thunderous as Mike gets the edge! Rush roars and fires them all back! Rush CHOPS, Mike CHOPS, now it’s a CHOP fight! CHOP after CHOP, neither man slowing down! Rush eggs Mike on, the CHOPS just keep going! They SLAP each other now! SLAP after SLAP! Rush ROLLING ELBOWS! Taven gets up to hit THE KING OF THE KING! Taven BOOTS Dralistico, runs, but into an OVERHEAD suplex onto a ladder! Jose the Assistant laughs at Taven’s pain while he writhes.
Dralistico staggers up and goes to Rush. Meanwhile, Fletcher takes the other tall ladder and sets that up as a bridge between ring and barriers! Dralistico sets the ladder up and he rallies the fans. Dralistico climbs, but Darius climbs up with him! Darius and Darlistico brawl to keep the other from grabbing belts. Dralistico sends Darius down, but Darius gives Dante a boost to the top! Now Dante brawls with Dralistico! Dante SMACKS Dralistico off the top, Darius YANKS him down! But Dralistico hurries to drag Dante down!
Dralistico whips Dante at Darius but Darius pops Dante up and over! Top Flight combines to TORNADO DDT Dralistico! Rush returns with a chair, CHUCKS it, but Darius catches it! Darius throws it back, then sets up, Dante runs in, FULL METAL POETRY IN MOTION! Rush goes down and fans fire up again! Top Flight climbs the ladder, but Aussie Open bring them down. Top Flight is sent into the rungs, and Aussie Open rearrange some things. Fenix returns to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Aussie Open kicks low, whips Fenix into the corner ladder, but Penta returns! Penta KICKS, CHOPS, repeat!
“CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs, into a BOOT SUPERKICK COMBO! Aussie Open DOUBLE HIP TOSS Penta onto the ladder! Fans are torn as Aussie Open reset the ladders, tall ladder being a bridge to the short ladder. Fletcher climbs, reaches up, but Dante SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICKS Fletcher down! ENZIGURI for Davis! Darius climbs, but Taven is after him! They are on the ladder bridge, Darius throws hands and SPANISH FLIES off the ladder! Mike climbs! Fans fire up, Mike reaches up but this ladder isn’t tall enough! Dante goes up to fire hands! Dante climbs up, looks to the belts, but also sees Mike, SUPER SUNSET POWERBOMB!
Dante climbs back up, but Aussie Open returns! They drag Dante down, into COREALIS!! Dante flounders away but Darius SUPERKICKS Davis! Darius then blocks Fletcher’s kick to PELE! Darius staggers, brings Fletcher up on the apron, but Fletcher hits back. Fletcher suplexes but Darius fights it! Darius ROCKS Fletcher, he wobbles, but Davis spins Darius! Butterfly suplex handoff, POWERBOMB onto the ladder bridge!! Fletcher’s bridge from earlier comes into play! Both men are writhing, and Dralistico tilt-o-whirl spin-out DDTs Davis! Dralistico fires up again, but he doesn’t climb. “This is Awesome!” as Darlistico climbs a corner.
Fletcher ROCKS Dralistico, Dralistico ROCKS him! SUPER FLYING RANA!! Fletcher hits commentary!! Fans lose their minds, Dralistico SUPERKICKS Mike! Dralistico whips him at the ring, but Mike rebounds to ROCK Dralistico! Mike brings Darlistico over, POWERBOMB on the ladder bridge! Taven is up top! FROG SPLASH through the ladder!! Taven breaks the ladder, and maybe Dralistico and himself! Fenix and Rush return to the ring, as does Davis. Fans are thunderous as Rush and Davis throw forearms on each other! Fenix moves ladders around, Penta brings one up. Davis rushes Rush, but Rush OVERHEAD suplexes Davis onto the wrecked ladder!!
The Lucha Bros finish their own ladder bridge situation, but Jose gets on the apron? But so does Alex! They start shoving, and Alex shoves Jose down! Alex jumps, misses, Jose DECKS him! Mike & Maria have a ladder, but Penta SUPERKICKS Mike! Mike falls back, the ladder brings Maria down with him! Fenix climbs, but Dante box jumps up! Dante is on the bridge, and he stops Fenix! Dante throws hands, but Fenix hits back! Fenix SMACKS Dante off the ladder, then shifts around. Fans chant, “PLEASE DON’T DIE!” as things are getting dicey. Fenix waistlocks, Dante holds on, and Dante throws elbows!
Fenix falls onto the ladder bridge! But Penta hurries up! Dante throws hands with Penta, Fenix gets off the bridge, and Dante SMACKS Penta off the rungs! But Penta fires body shots! Dante steps back, Penta climbs up and says “CERO! MIEDO!” But Dante hits back! Penta kicks away on Dante and Dante walks the ladder bridge. Penta follows, “CERO! MIEDO!!” SUPER DESTEROY THROW THE DOUBLE DECKER TABLES!!! OH GOD DANTE’S ANKLE!!! Dante’s foot is pointing the other direction!!! Medical hurries to help Dante and Darius hurries to his brother. Fans lose their minds, Fenix goes up the ladder!
But the Kingdom returns! Taven climbs to intercept Fenix while Mike sets up another ladder! The Kingdom beat up on Fenix, Fenix fights them both, and he KICKS Mike onto his ladder! Taven and Fenix brawl, Fenix BOOTS Taven onto the other ladder! Fenix reaches up, and brings the belts down! The Lucha Brothers win!!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers (NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions)
Penta and Fenix did it! They reached for the sky, and they add new belts to the collection! They’re ROH World Tag Team Champions for the first time in their careers, and they did it for their good friends, the Briscoes! And speaking of, Mark walks back out on stage, holding the original belts. And then out comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood were also rivals and friends of the Briscoes, they’re also here to congratulate the Lucha Brothers. Mark even hugs it out with The Kingdom, another team of friends and rivals. Will Fenix & Penta continue to #ReachForTheSky to carry on in Jay’s place?
ROH Pure Championship: Wheeler Yuta w/ Jon Moxley VS Katsuyori Shibata!
The Blackpool Combat Club’s Decoder has beaten great technicians, and even top students of the NJPW LA Dojo, though he did have to bend the rules. Will he be able to do that against The Wrestler? Or will he be the one getting bent?
A bit surprising that The Maniac is here, but it seems he is supporting his BCC teammates. Our judges for this match are Christopher Daniels, Pat Buck and Madison Rayne. The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belt is raised, and we see if Yuta is ready for the master!
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and we are on the clock. Fans rally for “SHI-BA-TA!” as he and Yuta feel things out. They then test the waters with kicks, but both men stays clear. They feel it out again, clinch, and Shibata gets around to a waistlock. Yuta switches, Shibata switches to push Yuta down but Yuta scrambles. Shibata keeps on him, press, ONE and Shibata keeps the full mount. Shibata has a cover, ONE, but he keeps Yuta wrapped up. Yuta tries to slip away but Shibata waistlocks. Yuta stands, Shibata denies the switch and wrangles him to a chinlock. Yuta fights up, Shibata has the headlock, and then arm-drags!
Shibata floats, keeps the arm for a double wristlock, but Yuta fights around. Shibata waistlocks, they end up on ropes, but per referee discretion, this does not count as one of either man’s three ropebreaks, this is a neutral ropebreak. Shibata lets off, but Yuta puts Shibata on the ropes! Same situation, so the ref calls for the neutral ropebreak. Yuta lets off, but reels back, only for Shibata to hit him first! And again! And again! Shibata UPPERCUTS, runs, but fakes out the dropkick! Yuta avoids the Penalty Kick, and fans fire up! The two reset, Shibata slides but Yuta avoids the kick.
The two knuckle lock, Yuta shoots in but Shibata switches! Shibata pump handles to throw Yuta down, and Shibata gets the double wristlock! Yuta fights, but Shibata headscissors! Shibata pushes up to squeeze tight! Yuta endures, fights around, headstands and rolls to pop free. Shibata resets and fans applaud. The two feel things out, Yuta drop toeholds, and rear mounts. Shibata sits up, fireman’s carry takeover, but Yuta keeps his shoulders up. Shibata has the legs, stomps Yuta in the stomach then steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Yuta endures, fans “WOO~!” and Shibata adds pressure. Yuta wants to punch but Shibata just adds more pressure!
Yuta keeps trying, Shibata keeps on the pressure. Yuta keeps his shoulders up, tries to pry the hold, but Shibata just keeps on it. Yuta shakes his head, he isn’t giving up, but will he use the ropes? Yuta is conflicted as he reaches out, but Shibata drags him away! Shibata adds more pressure, even has a heel hook added! We pass five minutes in the 60 minute limit, and Yuta gives in to get the ROPEBREAK! That is his first, and Shibata lets off. Shibata snapmares Yuta and digs a knee into Yuta’s back. Yuta endures the chinlock, fans chant “F U YUTA!” Shibata sits Yuta up into a seated cobra, and he throws down elbows! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL!
Fans fire up, Yuta flops and Shibata covers, TWO! Shibata keeps on Yuta, snapmares, then wraps on a headscissors! Shibata squeezes tight, it is almost a figure four necklock! Yuta endures, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Shibata lets Yuta go, but he keeps cool. The two circle, feel things out, knuckle lock, and Yuta rolls to wrench and wrangle Shibata. Yuta has the top wristlock, then STOMPS the arm! Fans duel, Yuta drops a knee on the arm! Cover, TWO! Yuta is annoyed but he gets the arm to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER! And again! Snapmare, short arm scissor! Shibata fights, Yuta shifts, Yuta wants the armbar!
Shibata rolls, pushes Yuta back, and he turns Yuta over to a pump handle and flip! Shibata stomps Yuta right in the chest! Yuta gets up to CHOP, but Shibata doesn’t even flinch! Another CHOP, and another! Shibata just lets Yuta CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Then Shibata ROCKS Yuta with a forearm! Yuta is in the corner, Shibata kicks him, then kicks him again. The ref counts, Shibata still stomps. Shibata stops for just a moment, throws down forearms, then runs corner to corner. Yuta follows to ELBOW! Yuta brings Shibata out but Shibata switches. Yuta grabs at the ref, then LOW BLOW MULE KICKS!!
Fans boo, but Yuta then DECKS Shibata with a haymaker! That’s Yuta’s warning for closed fist to the face, but the ref missed the far more important foul! Fans boo harder but Yuta rains down forearms! Yuta slaps Shibata around, fans chant “F U YUTA!” but Yuta just soaks up the heat as he stands on Shibata at the ropes. The ref counts, Yuta steps off, and he brings Shibata up. Yuta suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO!! Yuta kicks Shibata around, taunts him, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! We pass 10 minutes, Yuta CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS in the corner! Shibata leans into them!
Shibata backs Yuta down, even as Yuta CHOPS, and then Shibata ROCKS him! Yuta sits down in a corner, Shibata stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Shibata digs his boot in. Shibata lets off at 4, and apologizes to the ref, while getting in sneaky mule kicks! Fans cheer as turnabout is fair play! Shibata lines up the shot, runs in, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The Shibata signature returns! Shibata HALF HATCH SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Shibata wraps on a chinlock, almost a sleeper. Yuta fights up, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! That’s the second, and then Shibata KNEES low! Then SAIDO! Cover, but Shibata pulls Yuta up!?
Shibata shakes his head, he doesn’t feel Yuta has been humbled yet. Shibata KICKS Yuta! And then stretches, before he KICKS Yuta again! Shibata eggs Yuta on, then KICKS him again! And again! Yuta snarls, Shibata KICKS him more and more! Yuta flops over and fans fire up! Shibata stands Yuta up, and Yuta SPITS at him! Then KICKS, CLUBS and repeat! Fans boo but Shibata hits back! Shibata runs, into a DROPKICK! Yuta ROCKS, snapmares, Shibata blocks the seatbelt but Yuta still has the cover, TWO! Yuta waistlocks, Shibata breaks free to ROCK Yuta with a forearm! Yuta rewinds in the ropes, but right into a palm strike!
Shibata keeps Yuta from falling, he puts on the SLEEPER!! Yuta is fading and fans are fired up! Yuta is red, Shibata lets off to PENALTY KICK!! Cover, SHIBATA WINS!!!
Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall (NEW ROH Pure Champion)
Fans are thunderous as The Wrestler beats the upstart! The streamers fly in celebration! Shibata is truly back, maybe better than ever! And he still shows Yuta respect by offering the handshake. Yuta stands, and says no thanks. Fans boo Yuta again, will nothing humble the Decoder? Will Shibata bring this title all around the world to show everyone how it’s done?
ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Eddie Kingston!
The Swiss Superman still believes the Mad King is not a man of honor, and therefore unworthy of the top title in Ring of Honor. But Eddie takes that with a grain of salt, considering the lack of honor Claudio himself has shown. Who will be THE champion of honor at the end of Supercard?
The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belt is raised, and a grudge that’s been building for a decade finally has it out!
Fans are already chanting, “F him up, Eddie, F him up!” And of course he Code of Honor is NOT upheld, Eddie flips Claudio off instead. The bell rings, and Eddie TACKLES Claudio to a corner! Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS and SLAPOS Claudio! Fans fire up as Eddie SLAPS him again! And again! Claudio staggers, Eddie eggs him on and CHOPS him again! And again! Claudio turns it around to CHOP! And CHOP! And UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT! UPPERCUT! Eddie staggers all the way out of the ring! Fans boo but Claudio soaks up the heat. Eddie drags himself up at the railing, the ring count climbs, but Eddie is dizzy.
Eddie gets a chair! Eddie gets in with the chair but the ref stops him. This is a standard match, he can’t use it. Eddie lets the chair go, he and Claudio approach, and then Eddie fires off fast hands! Claudio headlocks, Eddie powers out, and Eddie CHOPS Claudio on the return! Claudio sputters, Eddie headlocks him now. Claudio powers up to back suplex! But Eddie’s right up to CHOP! Eddie headlocks again, Claudio fights up, and Claudio puts Eddie in the corner. Fans rally for Eddie, Claudio lets off slowly, but Eddie kicks! And dropkicks the leg out! Claudio hobbles, Eddie gets the leg but Claudio fights free.
Eddie throws palm strikes, then he KICKS the leg out! Claudio does the splits, and not comfortably! Eddie ROCKS Claudio, fans chant for Eddie more, and Eddie CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Claudio hobbles but Eddie kicks the leg again! And again! And again! Claudio flops out of the ring now and fans fire up. Eddie builds speed!? Eddie DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Eddie falls back into the ring, and Claudio shakes out the bad leg. Claudio goes up the steps, gets in the ring, and he stalks Eddie to ropes. Claudio runs in to STRADDLE ATTACK! But Claudio’s leg jams a bit as he lands on the outside.
But Eddie still eggs Claudio on, and flips him off again! Claudio fires off forearms in the ropes! The ref reprimands, fans boo, but Claudio lets off to drag Eddie up. Claudio uses Eddie’s own shirt to keep him stuck as he throws hands! Then Claudio drags Eddie into a suplex to the floor! Fans fire up but the ref wants this back in the ring. Claudio leaves Eddie behind, and the ring count climbs. Eddie stirs at 3, sits up at 4, huffs and puffs at 5 and crawls to the ring at 6. Eddie gets in at 7, but Claudio is right after him. Claudio gets the legs but Eddie SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS! Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS!
Claudio hobbles, but he goes to a corner and climbs up. Claudio DIVING HEADBUTTS! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Claudio hobbles back over. Eddie staggers up, to CHOP! Claudio throws a forearm, and we’re back to a SLAP fight! Eddie backs Claudio down, the SLAPS keep going, and then Eddie fires off! Claudio trips Eddie to the SWISS SWING! But the bad leg gives up! Claudio lets Eddie go and flops out of the ring! Claudio hurries back in, he storms up on Eddie to cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this and goes to the corner. Fans rally, Claudio hobbles over while Eddie is dizzy. Eddie swings wild, misses, and Claudio UPPERCUTS!
Claudio puts Eddie up top and fans rally up. Claudio ROCKS Eddie, but Eddie CLAWS Claudio’s face! Claudio UPPERCUTS in return, but Eddie SLAPS! Claudio SLAPS, Eddie SLAPS, Claudio fires off on Eddie, then DROPKICKS! Eddie flops down, Claudio pushes him to the apron, and then Claudio climbs the corner. Claudio drags Eddie up to the top, throws hands, but Eddie pie faces and SLAPS back! Claudio fires forearms, and then SUPERPLEXES! Eddie flounders away, Claudio hurries over to cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this and Claudio grows frustrated, but fans rally up and duel!
Eddie slaps Claudio from below, kicks at him, but Claudio pushes Eddie back. Claudio sits Eddie up to KICK, CHOP and KICK! Eddie just flips Claudio off. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, but Eddie rakes the eyes! The ref reprimands but Eddie still gets free. Eddie sits up to ROCK Claudio, CHOP him, and CHOP again! Claudio drags Eddie up, throws a forearm, but Eddie ENZIGURIS! Claudio wobbles, Eddie runs in and clotheslines Claudio up and out! Eddie builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up! Eddie drags himself to steel steps and Claudio flounders around.
Eddie kicks Claudio as the ring count starts. Eddie CHOPS! Claudio CHOPS! Eddie clinches to EXPLODER to the floor! Claudio crawls around the way, Eddie gets in the ring. Fans rally, Claudio rises at 7, but slides in at 8. Eddie goes up the corner, Claudio stands, and Eddie leaps, FLYING BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives and Eddie grows frustrated. Eddie brings Claudio up to SLAP! Claudio SLAPS back! They SLAP fight again, while on their knees! Claudio fires a flurry, then ROCKS Eddie! Eddie leans on Claudio, they stand, and Claudio ROCKS him again! Eddie shoots in, SAIDO, but Claudio blocks it to rain down elbows!
Claudio drags Eddie up, fans duel again, and Claudio throws more forearms! Claudio roars, swings, but misses! Eddie catches Claudio to the STRETCH PLUM!! Claudio drops to a knee, reaches out for ropes, but Eddie has the dragon sleeper and the armlock! Claudio falls to the mat, but he reaches the ROPEBREAK! Eddie lets go in frustration but fans fire up again. Eddie CLUBS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio holds the rope to fight the saido! Eddie CLUBS him again! SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives and Eddie is beside himself! Fans rally up and Eddie snarls as he sits back up.
Eddie and Claudio stand, Eddie half nelsons but Claudio fights free! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Claudio drags Eddie up, fans rally, and the two lean on each other. Claudio throws a forearm but Eddie gives it back! Claudio throws another, and eggs Eddie on. Eddie throws a forearm, Claudio throws a forearm, repeat! Claudio gets the edge, he blocks the uraken! UPPERCUT! But Eddie BACKHANDS, then rebounds to BOOT! Claudio LARIATS!! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and fans fire up while Claudio sits and seethes. Claudio drags Eddie up, throws knee after knee after knee.
Claudio tucks the arm! RICO- NO, Eddie slips free! URAKEN!!! Claudio falls, Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!?!? Claudio survives and Eddie cannot believe it! The fans are thunderous for Eddie as he rises up, and he sees Claudio at the apron. Eddie storms over as Claudio sits up. Eddie joins Claudio on the apron, CHOPS and SLAPS, then clinches! Claudio holds ropes to block, then throws down elbows! And KNEES! And then the gut wrench, to GUT WRENCH PLEX Eddie to the floor! Fans lose their minds while Claudio crawls over and past Eddie. Eddie sputters as he sits up, and Claudio pops railing loose?
Eddie stands, Claudio SLAMS the railing into Eddie! The ref reprimands, but Claudio just SLAMS Eddie again! And again! The ref tells Claudio to stop, and Claudio drags Eddie up. Claudio puts Eddie in the ring, soaks up the heat, and he aims at Eddie. Eddie rises, Claudio runs in, UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Eddie gets that arm up and fans are thunderous! Claudio is stunned, but he shakes his head. Claudio brings Eddie up, tells him, “You’ll never get my respect!” And he SLAPS Eddie! Eddie URAKENS, but Claudio just laughs that off. Claudio CHIPOS, URAKEN hits harder!! Claudio staggers, into the suplex!
But Eddie’s back gives up! Claudio gets a SLEEPER, and he SWINGS Eddie like that! Then he brings Eddie in, Gotch lift, NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, ONE?!?!? WHAT?!? Claudio is freaking out but Eddie is furious, only for Claudio to UPPERCUT him back down! Cover, TWO!?!?!? Fans are thunderous for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Claudio argues with the ref but somehow, that was still a two! Fans chant for “R O H! R O H!” as Claudio drags Eddie back up. Eddie SLAPS, Claudio fires off a flurry! UPPERCUT! UPPERCUT to the back of the head! Claudio then drags Eddie up, crosses the arms, RICOLA- RANA!!! Cover, TWO!!! Claudio sunsets, CLAUDIO WINS!!
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall (still ROH World Champion)
No one can believe it, but Claudio snatches victory from the jaws of defeat! He catches Eddie with a quick pin, and he survives this war! Yuta returns to celebrate with Claudio, the one BCC member still holding gold. However, Claudio will offer the Code of Honor. Eddie is wary of Yuta, though, and the ref tells Yuta to stop. But instead, the BCC are flanking Eddie. Wait! Here comes Shibata! The NEW Pure Champion makes his way back out here, he will not allow the BCC to tarnish tonight. Shibata and Eddie stare down Claudio and Yuta. Claudio and Shibata raise their titles, and then Shibata raises Eddie’s hand.
Fans cheer for Eddie and Shibata, but Claudio raises his belt again. Fans boo, but then cheer as Eddie raises his hand. Will Eddie have to scratch and claw to get back to a title opportunity? Will the Swiss Superman have to worry about The Wrestler coming for him soon?
Eddie gets a mic, makes sure it’s working, “Hello, hello. Is this on? Are we still on PPV? Are we, Paul? One minute? F***, sh*t, mother f***, I don’t care. Go ahead, HR, fine me, I don’t care. First off, ladies and gentlemen, please, give it up for a living legend, Shibata.” Fans cheer and Shibata waves. Eddie continues to say that they should give it up for Tanahashi. The fans cheer, and Eddie says he doesn’t care how long they have, he’ll keep going even if they go off the air. Usually, MJF gets thirty minutes on TV, let Eddie get five. Fans cheer and Eddie says if they’re going off the air, then real quick! Eddie isn’t going anywhere, he’s gonna beat Claudio’s ass!!
The fans cheer, Eddie and Shibata take their leave, and this is far from over! Will the BCC still be standing when Eddie gets through with them?
A great PPV event for ROH, though a little surprised they put this up against SmackDown on WrestleMania weekend. But just like with AEW, ROH had a great preshow, those four matches were all a lot of fun, with Cobb VS Tracy and Konosuke VS Mack on a TV main event level. And quite the surprise to see Dutch & Vincent (formerly Vinnie Marseglia) showing up. Definitely building some intrigue in the ROH Tag Division, and just ROH in general as those two were free agents fans were thinking would join in on the Wyatt 6 stuff in WWE. Seems not, despite how much Uncle Howdy poses like Dutch and has hair like Vinnie.
The AAA Mega Championship was an insane opener, definitely the most exciting match of the entire night. Vikingo retaining made sense, though, as this title wasn’t going to change hands in a non-AAA event. The ROH World Six Man Tag was really good, with a great showing from Blake, Fox & Metalik even in losing. The Women’s Championship was great stuff, but a bit scary as Yuka got stuck between cannonball and just jumping, so it was more a spear or DDT situation. Athena winning makes sense, though, the ROH title is going to stay in ROH and the states, as there are still many possibilities for Athena’s next challenger.
A little surprised that Mark didn’t win the TV title. I thought that would’ve been a great moment for everyone, especially the Briscoe family. I’m not sure who would even be next for Joe anyway, but I guess that’s what the next round of ROH TV will be about. Great match from Tanahashi and Garcia just for having a great match, and it makes sense Tanahashi wins. Garcia is good, but he’s not better than the Ace just yet. The tag team ladder match was amazing stuff, but there are no words for how unfortunate and painful for Dante Martin to break his ankle. Top Flight just can’t stay healthy long enough for them to get to where they should be, and my heart goes out to them.
In the end, Lucha Brothers winning was the right choice. They are Faces like the Briscoes, they are an amazing brother tag team like the Briscoes, and they can fight all the Heel teams waiting in the wings. It was also a heartwarming moment to have Mark, the Lucha Bros, FTR and even The Kingdom hug it out because of how much they all loved Jay. There was almost a Face turn for The Kingdom through this match because I think the fans started to cheer for them. They were the ones to get busted open but kept fighting, and with Top Flight out of commission now, they don’t have that feud. Maybe The Kingdom can feud with LFI and be Faces by default.
And great thinking to have the BCC matches back to back. I am actually surprised Shibata won the Pure title, but perhaps he won because he stays stateside with the LA Dojo and NJPW Strong. And the world title match was awesome, though I’m surprised they went with a sunset flip to finish. I suppose that keeps Eddie strong even in losing since it wasn’t one of Claudio’s finishers. And great stare down moment with Shibata backing Eddie up against Yuta and Claudio. Eddie wants after Claudio, but I would love if Shibata got a match with Claudio. Eddie can probably take the title in the rematch, but Shibata would have to drop the Pure title before picking up another.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/31/23)
The hand has been dealt!
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.
PLAY BY PLAY
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 BITRES 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?
“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?
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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (5/30/23)
It’s about to get TOXIC!
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.
PLAY BY PLAY
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?
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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