Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (3/7/23)
Who stays on the Road to WrestleMania Weekend?
Before we Stand & Deliver in Hollywood, NXT runs into a Roadblock! Will Roxanne Perez still be Women’s Champion after facing Meiko Satomura?
- Jailhouse Street Fight: DIJAK VS Tony D’Angelo w/ Channing Lorenzo; Tony wins.
- Six Man Tag: Bron Breakker & The Creed Brothers w/ Ivy Nile VS Jinder Mahal & Indus Sher; Bron & The Creeds win.
- Gigi Dolin VS Jacy Jayne; Gigi wins.
- Andre Chase w/ Chase U VS Joe Gacy w/ The Schism; Gacy wins.
- NXT Women’s Championship: Roxanne Perez VS Meiko Satomura; Roxie wins and retains the title.
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Tiffany Stratton speaks.
“I’m ready. Tiffany’s Epiphanies, Roadblock Edition. I can’t believe we are 25 days away from NXT Stand & Deliver. But a ton of superstars have some serious roadblocks standing in their way between here and Los Angeles. Starting with Dijak and Tony D’Angelo in a Jailhouse Street Fight. The loser will be locked in a cell. How humiliating. Boys, use anything and everything you can get your hands on to prevent yourselves from becoming a meme. Can we talk about Toxic Attraction real quick? Jacy Jayne, Gigi Dolin. The break-up, so tragic. The backstab, brutal. The return, ruthless. Personally, I think this should’ve happened sooner. These girls are gonna rip each other apart.
“And I’m just obsessed with what Grayson Waller’s doing right now. But I kinda think he’s pissed off Shawn Michaels. Don’t push HBK too far, or else he’s got two words for ya. A Six Man Tag Team match for respect. A one on one battle of leadership. And culminating with our main event: Roxanne Perez defends her NXT Women’s Championship against Meiko Satomura. Our champion’s the underdog. The challenger is a living legend. And I will be watching very closely, because whomever walks out as champion, I’ll see you in LA. All roads lead to the City of Angels, my kind of town.
“In this case, it isn’t about the journey, it’s totally about the destination. Tootles!” Daddy’s Little Rich Girl is ready for gold, but who makes it through to Stand & Deliver?
Jailhouse Street Fight: DIJAK VS Tony D’Angelo w/ Channing Lorenzo!
#HardJustice will be served in this rematch! Will Dijak lock The Don up and throw away the keys? Or will Street Justice be what wins this Street Fight?
As Dijak makes his entrance, he has a nightstick! The bell rings and Dijak DECKS Stacks! Tony fires off on Dijak, blocks the nightstick attack, then pushes Dijak out of the ring! Tony goes out after Dijak, stomps him around, and blocks another swing! BELLY2BELLY onto the nightstick! Tony stomps Dijak around, CLUBS him, then brings him to the jail cell! Dijak blocks the door! Dijak BLASTS Tony, then SMACKS him off the bars! Dijak pushes Tony in, but Tony blocks the door! Tony throat chops Dijak! Tony fires off hands, but Dijak RAMS Tony into the apron! Stacks checks on Tony and coaches him up.
Tony storms over, but ducks as Dijak CHUCKS a chair! Stacks takes the hit! Dijak kicks Tony, grabs the chair and swings, only for Tony to dodge! Tony CLUBS Dijak, puts him in the ring, and storms up, but into a choke grip! HIGH JUSTICE on the chair!! Dijak leaves Tony behind to get chair after chair after chair out from under the ring! Fans want tables but Dijak SMACKS away on Tony’s back! Dijak then buries Tony with chairs, before going up top! Fans fire up, and Tony SMACKS Dijak first! Tony then hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX onto the chair pile!! Fans are thunderous while NXT goes picture in picture.
Both Tony and Dijak writhe, and Dijak crawls away. Dijak flops to the floor, but Tony storms out after him. Tony drags Dijak up, reels him in, but Dijak CLOBBERS Tony with the nightstick! Dijak then drags Tony into the hammerlock to HAMMER away on Tony’s back! Dijak digs Tony’s face into the floor, then CLUBS him again! Dijak stands, hobbles away while catching his breath, and he sees Stacks. Dijak stomps Stacks just to keep him down! Dijak then looks under the ring, and drags out a TABLE! Fans love seeing that! Dijak sets that table up near the ramp, but Tony fires off hands!
Dijak ROCKS Tony, brings him around, but Tony sends Dijak into the cell! Dijak fights him off, but Tony ROCKS him! And kicks away! But Dijak again blocks the door! They struggle, but Dijak grabs Tony’s face with an IRON CLAW! And then a choke grip! Dijak brings Tony to the table, but Tony fights free with elbows! Tony CLUBS Dijak, throws more hands, but Dijak knees low. Dijak smacks Tony off steel steps, then CLUBS Tony against the apron! Tony wobbles, Dijak fireman’s carries, but Tony fights free with elbows! NXT returns to single picture as Tony shoves Dijak away. Dijak blocks the lariat to forearm and ELBOW!
Tony sits on the table, it starts giving way, so Dijak hurries up! SPRINGBOARD MACHO ELBOW through the table!! Fans lose their minds while Dijak crawls after Tony. Dijak drags Tony up, puts him in the cell, but Tony desperately fights off the door! Dijak almost has it closed, but Tony pulls on the bad fingers! Dijak swings, misses, BADA BOOM!! Tony and Dijak are both down, but Stacks crawls his way over. Fans rally up, Stacks holds the door open! Tony drags Dijak up and puts him in, but Dijak grabs Stacks! Dijak dares Tony to seal them both inside! Tony hesitates, and Dijak BOOTS the door into Tony!
Dijak TOSSES Stacks, and CYCLONE KICKS him over barriers! Fans are stunned, but Tony is pissed! Tony fires off hands on Dijak! GERMAN SUPLEX! Tony RAMS Dijak into steps! Tony SMACKS Dijak with a chair! And again! And again! And again!! Fans are thunderous as Tony paces around. Tony drags Dijak up, lines up the shot, and he throws Dijak at the cell. Dijak stops himself, and LOW BLOWS Tony!! Fans boo but Dijak hoists Tony up! FEAST YOUR EYES!! Tony is down, Dijak drags him into the cell, and he closes the door on STACKS! Stacks takes the shot for Tony again! Dijak is furious, he drags Stacks up to torture rack!
FEAST YOUR EYES for Stacks!! But Tony is up, and he JAMS Dijak with a crowbar! And again! And again! And again!! Dijak falls into the cell, and Tony slams the door shut on him! Tony wins!!
Winner: Tony D’Angelo
The Don stands tall, and helps his Underboss stands tall, too. They took down Dijak together, will they take over NXT together, too?
Backstage interview with Roxanne Perez.
McKenzie Mitchell is with the NXT Women’s Champion, and says this is her biggest challenge tonight. How is she feeling? Pretty anxious. Roxie’s been dreaming of this since six months ago when Meiko beat her. And obviously, Roxie wants a different outcome. She has busted her ass to make sure it will be different. Meiko will test her, but that is why Roxie has exhausted all her resources at the Performance Center. She has worked harder than ever before, pushed past her physical limits, and done everything she can do. She knows that this isn’t her first title defense, but it is the biggest.
One, because she wants- No, she NEEDS to walk into Stand & Deliver. And if that’s not pressure enough, she has to beat a living legend! Not many people can claim a win over Meiko, so beating her would be as big as when Roxie won the title. Roxie is anxious, nervous, her heart is beating out of her chest, but she is ready. And she will leave it all in that ring to keep the title. Will the Prodigy be gamer enough to beat the Final Boss?
Kiana James is in her office.
She has Gina reschedule some things and Josh Briggs walks in. He heard she had a new office, but wow, this is nice. Business is great. Gina heads out and Kiana asks what’s up. Briggs isn’t trying to get in anyone’s business, but she knows that Fallon and Brooks mean the world to him. Their happiness is his happiness. She understands. Brooks’ happiness is her happiness, too. And it finally feels like her and Fallon are clicking. Yeah, that’s good, but it just seems like Jensen hasn’t gotten over what happened on Valentine’s Day. The roses clearly means he likes her. Kiana snatches the card away and puts it in a folder.
She knows Brooks has a big heart, how can you not love him? Briggs says Jensen loves Kiana so much, he’d die for her. He’d get hit by a bus just so she could cross the street. Briggs just wants Jensen to be happy, and Kiana is his happiness. Kiana admits, things have been off. And some acquisitions fell into her lap, so she’s busy at work. But she just wants to make this right. Then she has to take the lead. Jensen is terrified to make a mistake. Aw, she didn’t know that. She appreciates Briggs looking out for his best friend. He promised to do right by him, so here he is. Kiana says she’ll give Jensen a call for a make-up date. Okay, sounds good.
Briggs heads out but Kiana seems nervous about the card. Are things all good between the lovebirds?
Gallus is in the ring.
The NXT Tag Team Champions have the mics, and Mark Coffey tells Pretty Deadly, “It’s one thing to talk tough when you’re all alone. It’s an entirely different thing when you’re in front of the Gallus boys. Come prove us wrong.” Wolfgang agrees, and tells Elton & Kit, “After what you did, there’s a receipt waiting on you two English rejects! Come and get it!” Pretty Deadly make their entrance, but they’re on the perch! Elton gloats that the English chaps are standing tall for the Scottish to look up to, like it’s always been. Mark is confused, he thought they wanted a “chin wag,” a talk face to face. What, have they changed their minds?
Oh, dear, dear Markus. Pretty Deadly can see their ugly, disgusting, sweaty faces. But this is a face to face. OH SHUT UP! Wolfgang asks what they have to do to get Pretty Deadly in the ring when they always run away. Oh, that Wolfgang is so to the point. No nonsense. Rather harsh, but they admire that. And it’s obvious what they want: the precious tag team titles! Pretty Deadly had those stolen from them! And just as they were on the precipice to take them back, Gallus stepped in and ruined their lives! Mark says Gallus didn’t come back for Pretty Deadly. They came back for each and every single team in NXT! In the ring, at the bar, or in the street, if there’s a fight, you can beat mark and Wolfie will be there!
Now, Pretty Deadly roughed them up. They can’t live without the belts? Then here’s the deal. Gallus dares Pretty Deadly to come and take them! Well then, that sounds like a spiffy idea! They’ll give Gallus a jolly good thrashing, right now! Oh, okay. Mark keeps Wolfie calm as Elton & Kit get in the ring. But then Wolfgang SLINGSHOTS them both in! Mark DECKS Kit! Wolfgang DECKS Elton! Then Mark adds onto Elton! Kit gets run off, Elton gets a back drop! Gallus whips Elton but Elton bails out! Pretty Deadly regroups and vows this will be the last time Gallus gets one over on them! But which team will stand and deliver when they go 2v2?
Lyra Valkyria speaks.
“Whether decided by intent, or a tapestry of fate, a randomizer landed on my name. To some, knowledge is power. But I didn’t come to NXT to seek information. I came to seek a battle. I delved into this new realm wanting to ascend. And after dealing with the swallows and the sheer waters, the skies have opened up, and my eye is on the NXT Women’s Championship. Meiko Satomura, our flight paths have crossed before. But next time, the course will be corrected. Roxanne Perez, we’ve been on very different journeys, but fate will ultimately decide if we collide. Whoever is NXT Women’s Champion, remember, I only travel as the crow flies: straight to the top.”
It seems Tiffany isn’t the only one wanting something shiny. Will the Morrigan have to contend with the spoiled brat before going after the spoils?
Ilja Dragunov speaks.
“The eyes are the window to the soul. But JD McDonagh, you have no soul. You discover happiness by inflicting anguish. Enjoyment for you comes from… Snapping bones and breaking a man’s spirit. But no matter the depths you go to find serenity, you will never break my will. Because the Czar is UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!” Will Dragunov be the one who breaks the Irish Ace?
Six Man Tag: Bron Breakker & The Creed Brothers w/ Ivy Nile VS Jinder Mahal & Indus Sher!
This battle came about because Julius & Brutus backed up the NXT Champion against the Modern Day Maharaja’s new brothers in arm. Will Bron & the Creeds break down Jinder, Sanga & Veer? Or will even diamonds break against these tigers?
NXT returns and Indus Sher make their entrance. Jinder SLAPS Bron, and the brawl is on! Sanga and Jinder throw out the Creeds, Veer goes after Bron. The Creeds hit back but Sanga KNEES and CLUBS Brutus. Veer and Bron go out, Sanga scoops Julius but Brutus saves him! They RAM Sanga into the apron, then mug Jinder. But Sanga comes back to DOUBLE LARIAT the Creeds! Veer AX HANDLES Bron! Veer puts Bron in the ring, the bell sounds, and Bron throws haymakers! veer throws them back, fans bark but Veer knees low. Veer whips, KNEES Bron against ropes, then whips him the other way.
Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges and CLOBBERS veer! Fans are torn but Bron chases off Jinder. Bron brings Veer up to throw hands, then tags Julius. They double whip Veer, drop and OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Julius drags Veer back, tags in Brutus, and the Creeds coordinate, GUT WRENCH SLAM SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Brutus brings Veer up but Veer throat chops! Veer CLUBS Brutus, tags Jinder, and they mug Brutus. Jinder CLUBS Brutus, reels him in and suplexes, but Brutus blocks! Brutus suplexes Jinder up and over! Fans fire up with Brutus and he brings Jinder back up. Brutus wrenches Jinder but Jinder knees low.
Jinder whips, Brutus kicks back! Brutus wrenches, YANKS the arm, but Jinder gets away before the tag. Bron is in, but Jinder tags Sanga. Bron and Sanga approach, Bron gets around and throws body shots, but Sanga knees low. Sanga TOSSES Bron to a corner! Then runs in to ELBOW Bron! Sanga runs in again to ELBOW Bron again, then hoists him right up top, to choke grip! Bron clubs the arm, boots Sanga, then FLYING SHOULDER! Sanga stays up, Bron runs and CLOBBERS him out of the ring! Jinder gets in but Brutus intercepts with a GERMAN SUPLEX! Veer runs in but into Julius’ Belly2Belly!
Fans fire up, Bron and the Creeds coordinate, and they all build speed! The Creeds take the corners, they TRIPLE TOPE onto Indus Sher! Fans are thunderous as Bron & the Creeds bring the straps down, and NXT goes picture in picture.
Bron & The Creeds wait on Indus Sher to get up. Bron then pushes Sanga into the ring, wrenches an arm and tags in Julius. They mug Sanga, Julius facelocks, but Sanga picks him up! Sanga RAMS Julius into the corner, but Julius fights back. He throws elbows and kicks, but Sanga shoves Julius and Jinder holds the rope down! Julius tumbles to the floor, where Veer scoops and SLAMS him! Jinder tags in, he drags Julius up and puts him in the ring. Jinder pushes Julius down to cover, TWO! Jinder drags Julius to ropes to then springboard knee drop! And again! And again! Jinder digs his knee in, but lets off to tag Veer.
Veer tags Sanga, they drag Julius up onto the rope, and Sanga runs to BOOT Julius down! Sanga covers, TWO! Sanga CLUBS Julius on the back! Sanga drags Julius up, tags Veer, and Veer tags Jinder. They double whip Julius into Sanga’s BOOT! Veer drops the ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Jinder stands Julius up but Julius fires off haymakers! Jinder shoves Julius, Julius BOOTS back! Julius leaps but Jinder catches him! Jinder throws Julius to then THRUST KICK him down! Cover, TWO! Tag to Sanga, he and Jinder mug Julius, and then Sanga wraps on the cobra clutch. Julius endures as Sanga thrashes him around, but he throws elbows!
Sanga whips Julius to a corner as NXT returns to single picture. Julius BOOTS back, fires off hands, but runs into a HUGE hip toss! Tag to Jinder, he runs to jump but Julius avoids the knee drop! Jinder grabs Julius’ leg, we see Carmelo Hayes has joined commentary. Jinder ducks the enziguri to JUMP KNEE Julius! Cover, TWO! Jinder stomps Juilus and then wraps him up in a CAMEL CLUTCH! Fans rally as Julius endures but Jinder stares Bron down. Bron tells Jinder if he wants at him, take a shot! Julius fights up, he backpacks Jinder, but Jinder rakes eyes! Julius throws elbows, Jinder keeps Julius from Bron!
Jinder back suplexes, but Julius lands on his feet! Hot tags to Veer and Brutus! Brutus rallies on Veer, he CLOBBERS Sanga, then he SPINEBUSTERS Veer! BRUTUS SMASH! Brutus CLOBBERS Sanga again, then CLOBBERS Jinder! Brutus returns, but into a THESZ PRESS from Veer! Veer wants Brutus to sit up, and he BOOTS him down! Tag to Sanga, he knees Brutus low. Brutus gets a leg but Sanga throws elbows. Sanga choke grips, shoves Brutus at Bron, then catches him again! CHOKE- NO, Brutus slips out and shoves Sanga away! BRUTUS BALL, to the SINGLE LEG SUPLEX!! Brutus SENTONS! Tag to Bron, Bron goes up and tags Julius before the MOONSAULT!
Julius goes up, 450 SPLASH!! Cover, but Veer breaks it! Bron helps Julius up and they have Sanga in the corner. They hoist him up but Jinder shoves Brutus into Bron! They go down, Sanga slips off the Electric Chair and CLOBBERS Julius! Tag to Veer, Sanga scoops Julius, for the SIDEWALK SLAM ELBOW DROP! Cover, Sanga BOOTS Brutus but Bron breaks the pin!! Jinder drags Bron out, Indus Sher resets and CHOKE SLAMS Julius! Sanga then drags Julius back up, for the MILLION DOLLAR LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Julius survives but Jinder CLOBBERS him! Jinder gets Veer & Sanga up, but Bron and Brutus return.
Fans fire up as the trios stare down again! The brawl is back on! Bron shoves Jinder to ropes, and SPEARS him down!! Julius brawls with Veer while Sanga throws Brutus out. Sanga goes after Bron, hoists him up, but Bron slips free to shove and SPEARS Sanga, too!! Veer BOOTS Bron, but Julius hits the ROLLING SPINEBSUTER! Tag to Brutus, he goes up top, and Julius Electric Chair Lifts, BRUTUS BALL DOOMSDAY! Cover, Creeds & Bron win!
Winners: Bron Breakker & The Creed Brothers, by pinfall
A big win for the NXT Champion and Diamond Mine! Jinder and Indus Sher won’t get the respect they want, will they let this one go?
Shawn Michaels takes off his headset.
Matt Bloom, aka A-Train, asks HBK if he really wants to go through with this. He’s not sure, but he feels he has to. He appreciates A-Train worrying about him, but he’s got this. Will the Showstopper let the Grayson Waller Effect affect him?
NXT presents The Grayson Waller Effect.
The 21st Century Success Story is in the ring for the “most important” episode yet! And he doesn’t have time for the fans’ questions, this is about him being face to face with his guest. Ladies and gentlemen, the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels! HBK makes his entrance and fans fire up, but Waller makes fun of the entrance. Waller “congratulates” the fans for being fans of HBK. But to be honest, as they sing the theme song, 10 year old Grayson would be freaking out right now, just like these fans. But Grayson now would tell that kid, “One day, you’re gonna be so disappointed. Because Shawn Michaels isn’t who you think he is. Don’t be a Shawn guy! Be a Bret guy.”
HBK says wow! We’re going there now? Taking the gloves off already, huh? But “H B Shizzle” has to say, he remembers when him and Waller used to be cool. Waller would come to HBK, ask him some advice, and now suddenly, Waller hates him? Why? Because ever since winning the Iron Survivor Challenge at Deadline, Waller said he was gonna take over. Black ‘n’ gold 2.0, the Waller Era! He’s the best on the mic, the best in the ring, and his social media game is unmatched! Fans boo but Waller says he couldn’t care less who he pisses off or who likes him, he just wants to be the guy.
But for some reason, HBK of all people, is treating Waller the same Vince treated HBK. Remember? Vince held HBK back because he wasn’t big enough, he wasn’t a draw, but then HBK proved Vince wrong. Congrats! But guess what? Now HBK is Vince! And Waller doesn’t know why HBK is doing this. Is HBK jealous? Is it that Waller doesn’t kiss HBK’s ass? Is it because Waller doesn’t go back there with the rest of the fanboys and talks about growing up watching Shawn? Is it because Waller doesn’t give HBK the clout by posing like he used to? Waller is the biggest star here, but HBK is holding him back.
Holding him back?! Waller has to be kidding! HBK cut the reins loose on Waller a long time ago. But if Waller wants to know why he isn’t The Guy right now, HBK will tell him: HE LOST! What happened at New Year’s Evil, HBK made it clear that it was not Waller’s fault. That’s why they had the cage match. We wanted a decisive winner, and we got that. Waller took his shot and missed. And Waller is mad, he wants to blame someone so he blames HBK. But to be honest, the guy he should blame is the guy in the mirror. Waller says he’ll look in the mirror. HBK should do the same. The only reason HBK is in the chair is because his best friend had a heart attack.
Waller says that’s not opinion, that is FACT. So he’s just gonna keep throwing digs, huh? Okay, HBK wasn’t in charge here before. HBK stepped in because his friend needed him, it was the least he could do after what HHH did for him. But here’s something Waller needs to come to grips with. Hunter was in charge, but guess what? HBK is the one directing the ship now. Fans rally behind HBK, but Waller says right, HBK is steering the ship, into an iceberg! Waller is the biggest star and yet he’s not on Stand & Deliver, because he’d steal the show, and HBK can’t have that. After WrestleMania weekend, maybe Waller ends up on the cut list.
Because HBK’s team is so desperate for a star, they don’t see the one right in front of them. Waller is NXT, and without him, this show is nothing! HBK says that’s Waller’s problem! Waller thinks he’s bigger than the brand, but NXT is built on the collective. It has never been about one person. #WeAreNXT isn’t a catchphrase, it is the way of life here. This brand was built on the shoulders of Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, the list goes on and on. DIY, Undisputed Era, Io Shirai, Asuka, Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair! Bron and Roxanne are the champs now, but it is more than them. There’s Tony D, Wes Lee, the Creeds, and even Waller.
But Waller is one part. Oh, yay, he’s part of it~! Aw, Shawn’s good. H e’s pulling at the heartstrings. No one does better at hyping a crowd than HBK. The theatrics, the emotional connection! But Waller sees right through it. There was always, “I’m the Icon, I’m Mr. WrestleMania, I’m the main event.” Since when was HBK a team player? Well, yeah, when it came to HBK’s career, he was all about him. But that changed when he came to NXT. As soon as he walked in here, he could feel the vibe was different. He knew this place was special. Waller again mocks HBK. Why? Because it leads you to Raw and SmackDown?
Who actually makes it to RawDown? Bron, sure. Melo, maybe. Zoey Stark, sure! But Waller is sick of this! He is sick of everyone backstage saying they wanna be a superstar but doing nothing about it! He is sick of the crowd, #WeAreNXT, but it’s the same people every week, in the same clothes because they’re too poor to afford anything different. But Waller is most sick of having a boss who has the biggest star ever right in front of him, and- ENOUGH!! HBK is mad now! Waller can run HBK down, but people a lot better than him have done it. They’ve tried for 40 YEARS! Jump on the band wagon.
But do NOT ever run down NXT. Fans cheer that! Why? Because it pisses him off? YES! Then do something about it. Waller and HBK, Stand & Deliver! If HBK loves the brand, show everyone he’s got one match left! Take off the suit, put on the HBK hat, and tune up the band one last time! Fans want to see it! HBK takes off the jacket! HBK says for over a decade, HBK has had the greatest ever wanting WrestleMania dream matches. Waller, you think you’re special? People have been asking for matches from HBK, hell! They’ve been backing the truck up to his door year after year! They’ve done it so often, the drivers know his address by heart.
And while Waller thinks he’s something great, but he’s just the guy doing it in 2023. This has happened before and it’ll happen again. And nothing, and HBK means nothing, would thrill him more than to whoop Waller’s ass at Stand & Deliver. But the reality is, there’s someone who wants to whip Waller’s ass a lot more than HBK. And this man bleeds NXT more than HBK! Waller, you’re getting your wish to have a match at Stand & Deliver, but not against the Heartbreak Kid. Waller, your opponent is… JOHNNY WRESTLING!! Gargano is back, and he wants after the man who sent him packing! Gargano runs in, fires off on Waller, and fans are loving this!
Waller staggers up, but he avoids the Superkick! Fans are thunderous for this one, will Johnny Wrestling teach Grayson Waller a lesson in what it really takes to reach the top in NXT?
Gigi Dolin VS Jacy Jayne!
After the Toxic Goddess was banished, Toxic Attraction fell apart, and now Gigi returns as a Toxic Avenger! Will she get back at Jacy for being selfish and cruel? Or will the Toxic Traitor make NXT all about her?
The bell rings and Gigi dodges a boot! They tie up, go around, and Gigi puts Jacy on ropes. The ref counts, Gigi lets off but pulls hair. Jacy SLAPS Gigi, then tells her to SUCK IT! But Gigi TACKLES Jacy out of the ring! Gigi rains down fists and fans fire up! Jacy turns things around to throw hands, but Gigi turns it back around. Gigi drags Jacy up, puts her in, and storms up. Gigi blocks a boot to STO! Cover, TWO! Gigi clamps onto Jacy’s arms and says Jacy did this to her! Gigi SLAPS Jacy! Jacy shoves Gigi away, runs for it, but Gigi pursues. Jacy climbs the barriers, but Gigi drags her back to ringside!
They go back in the ring, Jacy wants mercy, but bails out again. Gigi pursues, but Jacy DECKS her with a sucker punch! Jacy grins and looks under the ring. Jacy brings out a chair! The ref reprimands, but Gigi BOOTS Jacy first! Fans rally for Gigi while NXT goes picture in picture.
Gigi shouts at Jacy, stalks her, then drags her up. Gigi RAMS Jacy into barriers! Fans fire up and Gigi kicks Jacy around. Gigi stands Jacy up to RAM her into more barriers! Gigi drags Jacy up again, RAMS her into the apron, then refreshes the ring count. Gigi drags Jacy up, puts her in the ring, and covers, TWO! Gigi snarls while Jacy crawls to a corner. Gigi runs in, but Jacy dodges to ENZIGURI! Jacy BOOTS Gigi into buckles! Jacy goes corner to corner, runs in, but the CANNONBALL hits buckles! Gigi covers, TWO! Gigi snarls more, and she tells Jacy that she won’t stop. Gigi gives Jacy Kawada Kicks!
Gigi huffs and puffs while Jacy crawls to ropes. Gigi runs in to CLOBBER Jacy, then whips her corner to corner to ROCK her! Gigi WRINGS Jacy’s arm out, runs, and PENALTY KICKS! Cover, TWO! Gigi is frustrated but that anger only feeds her. Gigi drags Jacy up, but Jacy swings. Gigi turns her around to STO again! Cover, TWO! Jacy is still in this and Gigi is beside herself. Gigi watches Jacy go to ropes, runs in, but Jacy drop toeholds her into ropes! Jacy runs in but is put on the apron Gigi shoulder sin but only gets a KNEE! They’re both on the apron now, and Jacy BOOTS Gigi down! Jacy then CANNONBALLS to the floor!
Jacy drags Gigi back up, puts her back in, covers, TWO! Jacy clamps onto Gigi’s hair to throw down elbows! Jacy wraps on a top wristlock with chinbar and she thrashes Gigi around. Fans rally for Gigi as she endures. NXT returns to single picture and Gigi pries at the hold. Gigi fights up, but Jacy throws her down! Jacy clamps on a chinlock and grinds Gigi back down. Jacy talks trash about Gigi’s mom being right, but Gigi fights up. Jacy knees low, whips Gigi to ropes, and RAMS into her! Jacy snapmares Gigi, KICKS her in the back, then mule kicks her down! Cover, TWO! Jacy drags Gigi up, whips her to a corner, then runs in to back body block!
Jacy reels Gigi in, short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Jacy grows frustrated now as the fans rally for Gigi. Jacy gives Gigi toying kicks, but Gigi feeds off those. Jacy stands Gigi up, suplexes, but Gigi makes it a cradle! TWO!! Jacy escapes, runs in but into body shots! Gigi fires up, she swats a haymaker to ROCK Jacy! And again! And then Gigi fires off a strike fest! ROUNDHOUSE knocks Jacy down! Another ROUNDHOUSE knocks Jacy back down! Gigi cravats, KNEES, whips and runs, but Jacy dodges to hit a NECKBREAKER! And SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Jacy shrieks in fury as she drags Gigi back up.
Jacy whips, Gigi reverses now, and she hooks Jacy up, ROLLING COBRA TWIST! Cover, GIGI WINS!
Winner: Gigi Dolin, by pinfall
The “Final Nail” puts Jacy down, and vengeance is sweet for the Toxic Avenger! But Jacy goes after her as a sore loser! Fans boo as Jacy beats Gigi down! Jacy BOOTS Gigi! Jacy then goes outside, grabs that chair, and she shrieks as she gets back in the ring. Jacy chases the ref off, and puts the chair around Gigi’s head! Jacy says this is about her, but refs rush in to stop this! Jacy climbs a corner, but the refs remove the chair from the equation. Jacy is furious, but they won’t let her get to Gigi. Jacy leaves, vowing that this isn’t over. They may not be Toxic Attraction, but will this only get more toxic from here?
Fallon and Jensen talk backstage.
Fallon says she feels awful about Valentine’s Day, but he says it’s okay. She was coming from a good place, so he apologizes for not getting over it sooner. Fallon says that’s okay. They’re both just glad the other is alright. Briggs walks in and says he just came from Kiana’s. Kiana loves those flowers on her desk! Flowers? Sure, whatever, but what did she say? Well, Kiana said she’s gonna call him tonight, and they can start where they left off. At least, if that’s what Jensen wants. Duh that’s what he wants! Jensen hugs Briggs and Fallon, and the text comes in! Jensen braces himself and answers the call. “Hey, girl.”
Jensen smiles, and says tonight? Okay, that’s cool. Alright, see you later. Jensen plays cool but is clearly excited. And Fallon is pretty sure those flowers weren’t from him given how confused he looked. Briggs sighs. Fallon says she knew it all along! Briggs can’t believe it, but yeah, Fallon was right. So what’re they gonna do about it? Fallon has an idea. Uh oh. What does that mean for the romcom that is Jensen’s love life?
Bron Breakker walks back out to the ring.
The NXT Champion wasn’t scheduled to do this but he gets the mic. He says he was supposed to wait until next week to say what he’s about to say, but it’s time. It is time for the biggest match on the biggest stage. No more obstacles, no more roadblocks, NXT Stand & Deliver, Carmelo Hayes! Where you at, man? Fans cheer for “MEL~O! MEL~O!” And here comes HIM! Melo tells Bron that he said it best: it is time. Time for their paths to finally cross. Two of the biggest stars in NXT! Listen to the crowd! They want it! Bron wants it, and Melo wants it. Melo joins Bron in the ring, and Bron says he couldn’t agree more. They’ve been on their own paths, doing their own thing.
And every single time they’d have their title defenses, and Bron would win, the very next time he was out here, someone else’s music would hit. Disappointment would set in because it wasn’t Melo. But listen, during all this time, Bron kept tabs on Melo. He watched all Melo’s matches. Well, guess what? Melo did, too. It didn’t matter where and when Bron was on the card, whether he was closing or opening, if Melo was closing or opening, somewhere in the middle, Melo always made it a point to watch Bron. Bron asks if Melo remembers that meeting they both had with HBK & HHH. Of course Melo remembers that.
They sat down in the room, and HHH told them “NXT’s about to change.” Great opportunities for young new superstars! August, 2021. They picked Bron and Melo and said that this brand was theirs for the taking. And the last 18 months, Melo’s proved himself, and Bron’s proved himself. They both run fast, they both run hard, but there’s nowhere else for them to go except head on. Melo says here is where he’s say that’s all it is, but it just doesn’t feel right. So to keep this short and sweet, Bron just has to put that NXT Championship on the line, and they’ll see each other at Stand & Deliver.
Melo offers a handshake, and Bron accepts it. But Melo will add this: Melo has never been second to nobody. Bron says April 1st, we’ll see about that. Bron raises the belt, but whose Hollywood story has the happy ending?
Thea Hail meditates with Tyler Bate.
The Big Strong Boi says when the mind wanders, gently return to the breath. Breathe in… And out, letting go of the stress and tension. How does she feel? Amazing. That’s music to Bate’s ears. Mr. Chase walks over and asks if Thea’s making progress. Oh, absolutely. Thea has been through hard times, but hopefully this practice will give her the tools to deal with any hardships. Thea thanks Bate for this, but Bate says it has been his pleasure. But remember that no one is beyond fear, but we must learn to move through that fear. And Thea’s a big strong gurl, she’s got this. Thanks so much!
And Mr. Chase, good luck tonight. Namaste. Thea and Chase head out, but Duke Hudson just has to say, “I can’t believe anyone would buy that snake oil you’re selling.” Duke is skeptical, but will what Bate taught Thea help her help Chase U get a big win?
Andre Chase w/ Chase U VS Joe Gacy w/ The Schism!
NXT is picture in picture as both sides make their entrance. The Schism may be four roots, one tree, but will this be a #TeachableMoment that even big trees can be cut down?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Gacy puts Chase on the ropes. Chase gets free on his own, and they reset. They tie up, Chase headlocks but Gacy powers out. Chase runs Gacy over! Cover, ONE! Chase hits a headlock takeover! Gacy fights up, powers out, but Chase goes up and around to roll Gacy up! TWO, and Chase headlocks again. Gacy powers up to hit a BIG back suplex! Gacy snarls and he pushes Chase around. Gacy insults Chase, headlocks, but Chase RAMS him into a corner! The ref counts, Gacy turns things around and he ROCKS Chase with a forearm! Chase turns things around to CHOP!
Gacy sputters to another corner, Chase CHOPS him again! Chase whips corner to corner, Gacy reverses but Chase goes up and over, only for Gacy to CLOBBER him! Gacy keeps moving, ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Gacy frowns but he drags Chase up to DECK him! And then DECK him again! NXT returns to single picture as Chase counter punches! Chase fires off, whips, but Gacy reverses again. Chase goes up an dover, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then FLYING LARIATS! Chase throws down fast hands and fans fire up! Gacy staggers up but he blocks a kick to KNEE Chase down! Gacy reels Chase in to suplex and BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Chase hangs tough and Gacy snarls in frustration. Gacy talks trash on Chase, “You’re nothing but a liar!” Gacy drags Chase up, fireman’s carries, but Chase throws elbows! Chase elbows from a corner, BOOTS him, then fires up to fire off haymakers! Chase whips, Gacy reverses but Chase reverses back, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Fans fire up, Chase has them spell it out! C! H! A! S! E! U! What’s that spell? CHASE U!! Gacy swings, into the SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Chase U, Chase gets the legs and steps through, but Gacy boots him away! Chase comes back, he and Gacy trade forearms, then Gacy BOOTS!
Gacy runs, into a SUPERKICK! Chase runs, into the URENAGE! Thea and Duke coach Chase up but Gacy brings him up. Chase throws a forearm but Gacy gives it back. Chase throws a haymaker, Gacy HEADBUTTS! Chase throws a haymaker, Gacy gives it back, they go back and forth, faster and faster! Gacy gets the edge, runs to the corner to SPLASH, then brings Chase to the top rope! Gacy ROCKS Chase, climbs up after him, but Chase resists the lift! Chase throws body shots, CLUBS away on Gacy’s back, then SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Gacy survives and Thea does the breathing exercises. But she can’t keep her cool, she storms up to Ava Raine!
Fans fire up as Thea shouts at Ava but Ava just smiles. Thea and Chase high-five, but Gacy hits the UPSIDE-DOWN!! Cover, Gacy wins!!
Winner: Joe Gacy, by pinfall
Thea is stunned! Her excitement in conquering her fears only cost Chase! Will Duke Hudson ultimately be right about growing up? Will The Schism’s roots soon break Chase U up from within?
Alba Fyre speaks.
“Tonight, the moon shines full over us. So together, Isla, we will perform a Full Moon Ritual. This cycle makes curious beings of us all. Once the longest reigning champions, now Kayden Carter & Katana Chance struggle to remain bound together. And has there ever truly been harmony between Tatum Paxley and Ivy Nile?” Isla says nope! Alba says their reflections show that Alba is as ferocious a beast as what hatched from “that orb of night,” and that Isla is as cunning as the ones that dance in the shadows. Together, they are unrivaled. Tonight, they charge in the moonlight. Next week, they march forwards towards claiming their lot!
Does that mean Fyre & Dawn will burn down anyone between them and the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships?
Chase U regroups backstage.
Thea is sorry about Mr. Chase’s loss. But today was a big day for her. She overcame her fear! She did it! She did what Tyler told her, and it worked! Chase is proud that Thea did that. Tyler Bate’s methods are really connecting, Thea really put Ava in her place. They should bring Tyler in more often. But Duke says they seem to be forgetting something. Chase LOST! Chase U has BEEN losing! And to the guy who was trashing them! Duke, where’s this coming from? Duke says if Chase wants a teachable moment, here it is! They are an institution of LOSERS! They even celebrate it! They gave someone an award for winning a single match!
Duke thought they were better than that but apparently not. Chase U is PATHETIC! They’re not a school, they’re a JOKE!! Duke storms off, but is he right? Is there nothing to celebrate about Chase U?
Backstage interview with Wes Lee.
McKenzie says the world is still buzzing about the North American Championship Open Challenges. Yes, things have been so intense, but Wes loves it! Did you see that brawl? Everyone was in it! They fought in the back, all the way to ringside, and he had no idea who would win. But then lo and behold, after four months of absence, Nathan Frazer returns and gives Wes one hell of a match! Wes knows he loved it. Did McKenzie love it? Yeah! Wes says you gotta love all the commotion, the chaos, the madness! And guess what? Wait, again? YEP! Next week! The fans love it so-
Axiom walks in and says he’s happy to have found Wes. Axiom was so close to answering that Open Challenge and we could all see the fire in his eyes. But Axiom was held back, Nathan beat him to it, but Axiom is vowing right now, next week will be Wes VS Axiom. Wes says that if Axiom makes it to the ring first, there’s no doubt they’ll tear it up. But until then, good luck. Fist bump and high-five, but will the Undeniable Truth have the solution to the Open Challenge variables?
NXT Women’s Championship: Roxanne Perez VS Meiko Satomura!
The Prodigy has loved pro-wrestling ever since she played the video games as a child. And now, she’s living the dream as a champion in the WWE! But will all that gaming, all that dreaming, all that training, prepare her for the Final Boss? Or is this Roadblock too much for her to overcome?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and one way or another, someone is going to stand and deliver!
The bell rings, Roxie offers a handshake and Meiko takes it, to reel Roxie in for a serious stare down. Meiko then lets Roxie go, and NXT goes picture in picture.
The two circle, feel things out, and tie up. Meiko gets the arm, wrenches to wristlock, but Roxie rolls, kips up, only for Meiko to wrangle her back down! Roxie rolls back, stands up again, but Meiko wrenches to wristlock. Roxie reaches out for ropes but Meiko yanks her away. Roxie tries the other side but Meiko brings her away again. Roxie uses ropes to flip but Meiko KICKS Roxie in the leg, to then GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Meiko facelocks and she grinds, but Roxie slips free to facelock. Meiko slips out to facelock back, but Roxie rolls to wrench. Meiko switches to a waistlock and then shifts to a chinbar.
Roxie endures, fans rally as she fights up, but Meiko wrenches and YANKS an arm. Meiko wrenches again, YANKS the arm again, then wristlocks. Roxie cartwheels and headscissors to a O’Conner Bridge! But Meiko makes it a SLEEPER! Roxie flails, rolls back to a cover, TWO!! Meiko lets Roxie go in time and the two stand off. They circle and feel things out again. Roxie gets around to waistlock, ripcord and whip, but Meiko goes up and over and FLYING ARM-DRAGS Roxie, to an STF!! Roxie flails, scrambles, reaches out, and NXT returns to single picture as she gets the ROPEBREAK! Meiko lets off and fans applaud.
Roxie resets and circles with Meiko again. Fans duel as the two knuckle lock. They go shoulder to shoulder in a test of strength and Meiko bends Roxie back! Roxie drops and it’s a cover, TWO as Roxie gets an arm up! Mieko pushes it down, TWO as Roxie gets the other arm up. Meiko pushes that down, TWO as Roxie kips up! Roxie powers Meiko back but Meiko knees low, arm-drags Roxie down to a cover, TWO! Meiko wrenches but Roxie throws forearms! Meiko SOBATS! Meiko whips, Roxie ducks ‘n ‘dodges but Meiko FLYING SHOULDERS! Roxie goes to ropes, Meiko is right on her to snapmare and straitjacket!
Fans rally as Roxie endures the stretch. Roxie fights up, she powers up and turns things around but Meiko turns it back around! Meiko brings Roxie to her knees, and makes it a STRAITJACKET RACK! Roxie endures, gets her legs free and rolls back to put the straitjacket on Meiko! Meiko fights up, arm-drags free, but Roxie stands up. Roxie dodges, rolls back, and headscissors Meiko to the apron! Fans fire up as Roxie runs, to DIVE into a forearm! Meiko gets back in, she UPPERCUTS, then UPPERCUTS again! Meiko wrenches, wristlocks, KICKS, LEG SWEEPS, and KNEE DROPS! Cover, TWO!
Roxie hangs tough but Meiko stays on her. Meiko whips Roxie to a corner, runs in and forearm smashes! Roxie wobbles, Meiko whips her corner to corner then runs back in. Roxie slips out, slides under and sunset flips, TWO! Meiko gets a leg, she drags Roxie around and steps through, DEEP toehold! Roxie endures, kicks at Meiko, but Meiko just KICKS the bad leg! And kicks it again! SPINNING TOEHOLD! Meiko goes back to the deep standing toehold, but Roxie rolls over! Roxie floats to a headlock, but Meiko fights up. Meiko throws body shots, powers out, and RAMS shoulders! Roxie stays up so Meiko eggs her own.
Roxie runs to RAM Meiko, but Meiko shakes her head. She SLAPS Roxie, SLAPS her, SLAP SLAP SLAP! Fans fire up, Meiko runs, and she CLOBBERS Roxie! Roxie roars as she stands up! Roxie CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOP CHOP CHOP! Roxie fires off forearms, but Meiko shoves her away to BUZZSAW! Roxie staggers up and shakes her head, but Meiko KICKS! And KICKS! But Roxie blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Fans fire up with Roxie, she runs in at Meiko, and UPPERCUTS in the corner! Roxie runs, returns, and UPPERCUTS again! Roxie shrieks to UPPERCUT a third time! Wrench and RUSSIAN- NO, Meiko throws Roxie down!
Meiko runs, handsprings, but Roxie dodges the knee drop! Roxie runs to SHOTGUN Meiko out! Fans fire up and Roxie builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans are thunderous as Roxie drags Meiko up and into the ring. Roxie goes to the corner, climbs up top, but Meiko kicks her legs out! Meiko climbs up after Roxie, brings her up, but Roxie throws body shots. Roxie slips under, SMACKS Meiko off buckles, then goes back up. SUPER RUSSIAN- NO, Meiko fights that, throws elbows, but Roxie climbs up higher! SUPER SUNSET- NO, Meiko holds the ropes! Meiko ELBOWS Roxie down! Roxie staggers, Meiko MULE KICKS her!
Meiko adjusts up top, leaps, SPLASH onto BOOTS!! Cover, TWO!!! Meiko survives and Roxie grits her teeth. Roxie drags Meiko but Meiko KICKS her from below! And again! Roxie sits Meiko up to KICK her in the back! And again! Fans duel, Roxie keeps kicking Meiko! Roxie whips, Meiko reverses and ROCKS Roxie, to then ROUNDHOUSE! Meiko fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY- NO, Roxie handsprings out! RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO!! Meiko ghost pins, TWO!!! Roxie escapes by nanoseconds, and she spins, but Meiko blocks the kick! BIG back suplex, then Meiko drags Roxie back up. Roxie fights the lift with elbows!
Roxie ROCKS Meiko, but Meiko PELES! Meiko reels Roxie in, SAIDO!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Roxie survives and fans are thunderous! Meiko doesn’t hesitate, she fireman’s carries again. But Roxie grabs ropes! Meiko gets Roxie to let go, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Meiko runs, HANDSPRING KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO!?!? Fans are loving “NXT! NXT!” as Roxie goes to the apron. Meiko goes out after her, KICKS her, but Roxie fires forearms! Meiko KICKS again, fireman’s carries, but Roxie slips off to POST Meiko! Meiko hops off the apron, Roxie SOBATS, and POP- NO, Meiko pops Roxie off! Roxie sits up, into SCORPIO RISING!!
Meiko drags Roxie up as the ring count climbs. Meiko puts Roxie in at 7 of 10, drags her to a cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Roxie survives by a literal foot! Meiko roars and she drags Roxie back up. Fans rally as Meiko fires off Kawada Kicks! Roxie flops over, but she sits up slowly. Meiko aims, and KICKS her back down! Roxie sits up, but she avoids Scorpio Rising! Roll-up, with a bridge, ROXIE WINS!!!
Winner: Roxanne Perez, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)
After taking a lot of damage, The Prodigy defeats the Final Boss! She was able to stand and deliver, and Meiko respects that. Meiko personally hands the belt over to Roxie and fans applaud the sportsmanship. Meiko helps Roxie stand and raises her hand in victory, and then Roxie falls over in exhaustion. The ref and Meiko check her, the ref calls for reinforcements. They check, then medics come in. Can Roxie even hear any of them talking to her? Meiko and the fans are concerned as the refs call for the EMT now. A stretcher is brought out, the team hustles in, and Booker T leaves commentary to check his former student.
The medical team braces Roxie’s neck, puts her on the backboard, and then get her on the stretcher. HBK also shows up at ringside. Fans applaud as Roxie manages a response. They get her oxygen, then get her to the back. They hurry to the exit and to the ambulance. Roxanne won, but will we see it was a pyrrhic victory in the end?
Roadblock as a concept was introduced in such a ham-fisted way years ago *cough* Vince */cough* but NXT has made it work, and that includes tonight. I did not expect Tiffany Stratton to give us the opening roll, and I groaned a bit at seeing that being the case, but Tiffany is committed to her character, she delivered it perfectly, and it is clear she is gonna be the Heel coming after the women’s title, even with Valkyria having her own promo about that. Chances are, we’ll get a contenders match to make it official, Tiffany can beat Valkyria and maybe even Stevie Turner at the same time to make it clear who is going to Stand & Deliver.
And speaking of the women’s title, that was an awesome main event. Roxie once again showed heart in fighting as the underdog, and even then doesn’t hit her finisher but gets a quick pin win to retain. And then quite the shocking twist having her pass out and need medical attention. I don’t think they’ll vacate the title, but it’s a good tease that Roxie’s health is in question. Roxie will have a heroic comeback to confront whoever is her contender and we’ll get one good promo between them before the match at Stand & Deliver.
Great move having the Jailhouse match open the night, and that match was great stuff. Fans love Tony, Tony has Stacks, Stacks helps Tony win, it just works. But Tony’s gonna have to wait his turn when it comes to titles. Good promo from Wes and Axiom, and I’m intrigued by how Axiom is on the edge of becoming a Heel. He’s being a bit smarmy about how he should’ve had this and should’ve had that. But I do hope he and Wes have a title match next week. I’m not sure if I wanna see Axiom fight his way through chaos, or pull of something sneaky like running in from the back side or even pops out from under the ring. Either way, it’ll be good.
Really good Six Man from Bron & Creeds VS Jinder & Indus Sher. Also it seems Jinder is officially Indus Sher, they had a group theme for their entrance. I figured the Faces would win that, Bron needs the momentum going into Stand & Deliver. And I like that, at least in kayfabe, Bron wanted to say things now and not waste time next week. Bron and Melo have a really good promo together, they make their match official, and as I’ve said, this has to be where Bron loses the title and moves on to RawDown after this. Bron could even be a Raw After Mania debut to go right after the US Championship.
Good stuff out of the ongoing story of Jensen and Kiana, and of course there were flowers from another guy Kiana’s dating. It wasn’t Zack since that was her cousin, but there are endless possibilities for Kiana’s other guy. Honestly, it really should be someone signed to NXT, maybe someone that’s been showing up on Level Up, and this is that guy’s way of getting on TV. Not only will all this tear down Fallon and Kiana as a team, we could get a good feud out of Jensen and “the other guy,” fighting for the heart of Kiana. Also, the meltdown of Fallon and Kiana is lining up with Isla & Alba rising up. Good promo from those two, I’m expecting a Triple Threat Tag of Isla & Alba VS KC Squared VS Tatum & Ivy, big win for Isla & Alba to go to Stand & Deliver and get those belts.
Really good match from Gigi and Jacy, and great win for Gigi, but of course Jacy beats her down. This really isn’t over, I bet they have a rematch at Stand & Deliver that raises the bar, might even have a stipulation. The winner of that can then be seen as contender to whoever comes out NXT Women’s Champion at Stand & Deliver, with that build carrying things to perhaps Spring Breakin’ in May. Really good promo from Dragunov to call out JD McDonagh, and speaking of something that needs a stipulation, it’s this one. These two showed us what they could do in NXT UK, why not give us more of that here?
Really good stuff from this Chase U story. Thea meditating with Tyler Bate was a nice touch, but after Duke exploded on Chase after the loss, I guess the Six Man Tag where Tyler helps Chase U against The Schism is out of the question. This story has had some really good twists and turns, but it’d be a shame if this was the end of Chase U because of how fun those promos segments have been. Maybe Chase U’s next chapter will have Tyler Bate as an official member of the team, which seems like a shame for Tyler but at least he’ll be doing something. I still say Tyler should’ve been champion coming out of Worlds Collide, but whatever. Maybe this will help get him back up towards a title for the summer.
And what a great Grayson Waller Effect, which is something I never expected to say. But Waller and HBK were great, Waller is a great talker and wrestler but I don’t think enough to be “The Guy.” Good digs about HBK taking over for HHH because of HHH’s health, but also I like that HBK called in Gargano for his proxy. That just makes sense since Waller attacked Gargano as he was on his way out, and though Gargano came back to WWE right to Raw, he really does need to settle things with Waller here in NXT. Fans love Gargano, most fans love to hate Waller, this is going to be great stuff that could steal the show at Stand & Deliver, which I think is actually HBK’s ultimate plan for Waller.
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 BITES Bandido’s forehead! Yuta runs, into a DROPKICK! Bandido throws off the shirt and fans are thunderous again! Bandido whips, pops Yuta up, CUTTER!! Bandido goes up, the Lucha Brothers get in. “CERO! MIEDO!” The Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE to take out Mox & Claudio! FROG SPLASH for Bandido! Cover, TWO!!! Bryan says this is what he was talking about!
Fans boo but Bandido drags Yuta up to gut wrench and Canadian Rack. Torture rack to KNEE STRIKE! Bandido has Yuta on the ropes, he runs, but Moxley anchors Yuta out of the 21 Plex! The ref reprimands, Penta ENZIGURIS Moxley! Yuta sends Bandido to ropes, Claudio UPPERCUTS Bandido! Yuta BUSAIKU KNEES, to the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!!! Bryan calls ever shot, and then Yuta shifts into the SEATBELT! The BCC wins!
Winner: The Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall
Bryan celebrates with his guys, though the fans aren’t as happy about it. Will the BCC soon look to take over AEW one division at a time?
Backstage interview with The Elite.
Alex Marvez is with Hangman Page and the Young Bucks while Matt Jackson is having his foot taped up. Anarchy in the Arena II was perhaps one of the most brutal matches in AEW history, what is the status of Matt and the rest of the team three days later? Matt says a long time ago, he told Hangman that he brings out the good in them. Safe to say, after Sunday, the BCC bring out the worst in them. Never thought the day would come where Matt would try to melt the face of another man with an explosive sneaker, and alas, here we are.
Nick, a big bandage on his forehead, recounts Hangman saying that they are the heart, the soul and the spirit of AEW. Not one setback is gonna keep them down! Hangman says they are still standing, still swinging, and still breathing! To be a group that prides themselves on being the best, the BCC sure love to use numbers. But the truth is- Wait, in walks the Dark Order. They tell Hangman, “Good to see you.” Oh, did Matt hurt his foot? Silver says Hangman is with his new-old best friends, they should probably just go. Sorry about that. Hangman wants to respond to that, but Marvez has one more question.
It has been said, rumored, that Kenny Omega has left the country and gone home to Canada based on everything that’s happened the last few weeks. Any word on that? Hangman says Kenny is hurt, he is pissed, and yes he is out of the country, but he’s not in Canada. Hangman excuses himself to chase after The Dark Order, what is the status of that friendship? What is the status of The Cleaner after further betrayal by men he once called friends?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Double or Nothing is in the rearview mirror, and he welcomes out two men who were very active that night, Jay White & Juice Robinson, Bullet Club Gold! The Switchblade & Rock Hard make their way out, and White says the money’s here! Schiavone says their issue with Ricky Starks seems never ending. They get in close and he says they attacked Starks backstage! White starts by saying that Double or Nothing was a great night. Fans cheer and White applauds, too. But White bets Starks feels he’s on top of the world after he eliminated Jay & Juice from the battle royal.
But as a reminder to everyone, especially to Ricky Starks, he’s not the International Champion. he lost that battle royal just like he lost to White. And Juice says that brings them to FTR! BCG wants to know, WHY, Dax & Cash, did you come to the aid of “sweet boy” Ricky? It doesn’t make sense! There’s no way FTR are friends with Ricky Starks, because we all know Ricky Starks ain’t got no friends! White says we also know FTR are “a couple of Southern boys,” so maybe they’re a little bit slow. And they look dumb, too, have you seen them? You heard them talk? They sound pretty dumb, too!
White just didn’t actually think they were dumb enough to get in the Bang Bang Gang’s business! But wait, here comes FTR! Dax & Cash are still AEW World Tag Team Champions after Mark Briscoe saw who were his real friends on Sunday night. The champs get in the ring but White uses Schiavone as a shield. Seems FTR are that dumb. Juice says keep this cordial. This isn’t them being dumb, they’re here to apologize! White isn’t so sure, but maybe Juice is on to something. Maybe they’re also here because they wanna join BULLET CLUB GOLD~! Yeah? Huh? White says FTR are ready to be some Gold members!
So do they wanna join the top shelf gunslingers? Top Shelf Top Guys! If they wanted to join, all they had to do was ask. Just make sure you do it politely. White holds out the mic to Dax, then drops it as he reaches out. Fans boo and Dax glares at White. But then Juice sucker punches Dax! FISTFUL O’ SILVER DOLLARS!! Cash TACKLES Juice, but White goes after Cash! The BCG mug Cash while Dax writhes, clutching his jaw! Juice drags Dax up, JUICE IS LOOSE!! “Take that!” White gets Cash for a BLADERUNNER!! “That’s what you get!!” But here comes Starks! Starks runs BCG off and grabs the mic.
“Hey you two cowards! I’m sick of you two every single week! So how about this? You keep that jabroni ass freak in the back, and you and me, Jay, we finish it next week on Dynamite! YOU PUNK ASS B*TCH!!” The Absolute throws out the ultimatum, will he and King Switch finally put an end to this?
Tony Khan has an announcement for AEW Collision.
“It’s great to be here tonight in San Diego. The last few weeks, we made some announcements regarding the debut of AEW Saturday Night Collision, starting June 17th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. I’m here tonight to give you a little more information about the debut of AEW Collision. I’m here to announce that AEW Collision, beginning June 17th, will feature… CM Punk!” Fans go wild hearing that! The Best in the World, the polarizing Plus Delta of AEW, is making his return in his hometown! What kind of collision are we going to say for that debut episode?
Triple Threat: Swerve Strickland VS “Big Bill” Morrissey VS Trent Beretta!
The Blackjack Battle Royal was a bust for everyone hoping to take the title off Orange Cassidy, but there was a lot of beef between these three men during all the chaos. Who scores a much easier win under 33% odds versus the one in 21?
The bell rings and Swerve bails out so Bill can’t get him. Fans boo but then Bill turns his attention to Trent. Fans fire up and Bill storms up on Trent. Trent slips away to not be cornered, then he CHOPS Bill! Bill scowls and dusts himself off. Bill storms up again, Trent slips away again and headlocks. Bill powers up but Trent holds on. Bill powers out, Trent ducks ‘n’ dodges and DIVES onto Swerve on the outside! Fans fire up as Trent puts Swerve in the ring saying “You’re turn!” He wants Bill to get at Swerve and Bill’s fine with that. Swerve wants Bill to hold on, but then he swings on Bill!
Bill blocks the punch, so Swerve kicks a leg. Swerve goes to whip but Bill blocks that, too! Bill whips, Swerve goes up and around and BOOTS Bill! Trent returns to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bill just choke grips back! Bill BOOTS Swerve, then shoves Trent to a corner. Bill SPLASHES Swerve, SPLASHES Trent, and repeat! Bill clotheslines Swerve up and out! Trent ducks ‘n’ dodges but Bill FLAPJACKS Trent then BOOTS him down! Fans fire up with Bill while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Bill watches as Trent crawls back in. Bill kicks Trent, drags him up, and CLUBS him back down. Bill then steps out to go after Swerve. Fans fire up as Bill stalks Swerve around the way, then UPPERCUTS him! Swerve CHOPS, Bill TOSSES him to the ramp! Swerve writhes, Trent goes out after Bill and throws body shots. Bill ROCKS Trent with a haymaker! Then he SMACKS Trent off the steps! Trent falls and Bill soaks up the cheers and jeers. Bill stalks Swerve on the ramp, drags him up, and brings him around to SMACK him off the apron! And then CHOPS him against the apron! Swerve sputters and drops to his knees.
Bill gives a toying kick to Swerve, but Swerve comes back with a CHOP! Bill ROCKS Swerve with a right hand! Bill then kicks Trent down. Bill soaks up the cheers and jeers as he brings Swerve around the way, to scoop, but Swerve lips off! Swerve POSTS Bill, Trent SPEARS Bill! Fans fire up but then Swerve RAMS Trent into the railing! Swerve puts Trent on the apron, goes up after him, and fireman’s carries. Trent fights free, but Swerve CHOPS him! Trent ROCKS Swerve! Swerve ROCKS Trent and Dynamite returns to single picture, right as Trent ROCKS Swerve! Swerve ROCKS Trent back so the shots keep going!
Fans fire up but Swerve knees low! Swerve fireman’s carries, Trent slips off again, but Swerve fights the half nelson! Swerve throws elbows, Bill gets in the ring and runs that way, Trent pulls Swerve into the path of the BOOT! Down goes Swerve, then Trent SHOTGUNS Bill off the apron! Fans fire up as Trent goes up a corner, to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Down goes Bill! Fans fire up with Trent but now Swerve goes up to BOOT from the apron! Swerve drags Trent up, puts him in the ring, and fans rally up. Trent is in a drop zone, Swerve goes up the corner. But Bill choke grips him! Swerve fights the arm but Bill CHOPS him!
Bill climbs up to join Swerve, choke grips again, but Trent hits Bill low! Trent climbs up, but Bill grabs him, too! But then both Trent & Swerve throat chop! Fans boo, but Trent & Swerve work together to DOUBLE SUPERPLEX Bill!! All three men are down and fans are thunderous! Bill goes to a corner, Swerve and Trent throw forearms again! They go back and forth, Swerve throws body shot after body shot! Swerve runs, but Trent gets around, HALF ‘N’ HALF! Swerve tumbles out, Trent builds speed, but Bill scoops! BIG BOSS MAN SLAM!!! Cover, Swerve HOUSE CALLS! Cover on Bill, TWO?!?!
Bill survives but Swerve rolls to COMPLETE SHOT Trent! Trent sits up, Swerve goes up, KILL- NO, Trent avoids the stomps! To BUSAIKU KNEE!! Trent reels Swerve in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, BILL BREAKS IT! Bill stalks Trent to the apron and fans fire up. Bill drags Trent up but Trent CHOPS! Bill doesn’t budge, so Trent CHOPS again! Bill clamps onto Trent’s throat, CHOKE SLAM into the ring! But Swerve APRON KILL STOMPS Bill!!! And then roll-up on Trent, Swerve wins!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall
The Mogul takes advantage and gets a huge win! Will Swerve soon be aiming for another title shot?
Kris Statlander speaks.
“Today’s date is May 28th, 2023. It’s the PPV, Double or Nothing, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and I am officially cleared. I am your NEW TBS Champion. It’s been a long time coming, and this whole time, I was never really sure if I deserved it. Not sure if I was someone deserving of this moment. It just really shows me how much not only does this place mean to me, but how much I mean to AEW. It’s just so nice to physically hold something to feel like you deserve it for once. Not only am I gonna prove to everyone that they were right, but I’m gonna prove to myself that this is my time. And I’m gonna have the best damn title reign anyone’s ever seen.” But she’s already putting the title on the line, will her time be short?
Renee Paquette is on stage.
“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass.” Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn are here, and Renee says that unfortunately, thing didn’t go their way in that AEW World Trios Championship match. They asked for this time, so the floor is theirs. Billy says Renee is right, things did not go quite the way they’d planned. But that’s okay! Because anyone can get beat at any given time. Billy’s biggest regret is that he let his guys down. Caster says that Billy shouldn’t blame himself. They win as a team and lose as a team. They won a lot as a trio, undefeated until facing House of Black.
And see, Caster is the best wrestler alive, Bowens is the Five Tool Player, and Billy is the legend! They ARE The Acclaimed, they are the People’s Choice. Bowens says that is right. And their goal remains the same. A few months ago, Acclaimed were screwed outta tag team gold. Fans boo that, but the Acclaimed want gold back! “And this man, this legend, after over 30 YEARS of giving his all to the business, of giving his all to each and every one of you, giving his all to us, this man deserves to hold gold one more time!” Fans love the sound of that! They chant for “DADDY ASS! DADDY ASS!”
Bowens says do not worry about it, Billy, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So the goal remains the same, and the three SCISSOR FINGER~! Will they cut down the House of Black one way or another? Or will the House always win?
Tony Schiavone is back in the ring.
The bile rises in his throat as he has to say these names. “Here comes… Don Callis! And… Konosuke Takeshita.” Fans boo as Callis & Takeshita walk their way out to no music, but with highlights of Callis helping the BCC cheat the Elite. Callis & Takeshita go to the ring to join Schiavone, and Schiavone says, “Sunday night, Double or Nothing, not so sure. We talked to Bryan Danielson, whose side are you on? Whose side are you with? One thing we know for sure, you apparently have yourself a new protégé.” Callis grins but fans boo, and Callis says he sincerely hopes that such boos are for Kenny Omega! No, they’re for Callis.
Callis continues to say he is the REAL victim here! He has done everything for Kenny Omega! The booing gets louder! And they’re even flipping Callis off! Callis says Kenny only had what he had because of Callis! The AEW World Championship? All Callis! Kenny chose his friends. Every morning, Callis has to get up and look at the scar on his head! 23 stitches! And Callis blames it all on Kenny! Kenny destroyed Callis’ family! And maybe Callis lost a nephew, but he gained a son in Konosuke Takeshita! Fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” but Callis says Takeshita is the best athlete he has ever seen in wrestling! 6’3″, 240 pounds, and you know who he’s better than?
Konosuke is better than Rikidōzan! Better than Antonio Inoki! Better than Keiji Mutoh! And yes, better than Kazuchika Okada! But you know who else he’s better than? We’ll see it very soon, too! Konosuke is better than Kenny Omega! Konosuke gets the mic to tell everyone Japanese that they’re all stupid! Kenny Omega is nothing! And they all know it! Then in English, “We will destroy the Elite! We will destroy Kenny… Omega!” Callis tells Kenny that he destroyed his family so Callis is building a new one! And that new family will cut the Elite out of All Elite Wrestling! Fans boo as hard as they’ve ever booed before, but will that not stop what Callis is planning for Kenny Omega?
Arn Anderson & Wardlow speak.
The Enforcer says that before Double or Nothing and the ladder match, he cut through all the BS and asked Wardlow one question: What are you willing to do to Christian Cage? Everyone’s giving Arn a bunch of hoopla about biting that giant lizard’s thumb. But Wardlow got manhandled, and when you snatch Arn by the neck, what you think’s gonna happen? Wardlow says Luchasaurus found out not to get involved with their business. Arn wants to know what Wardlow’s willing to do, and he answered that. There are no more limits! If Luchasaurus wants to be next, Wardlow will be more than happy to finish the job!
Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin VS The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana!
Freshly Squeezed is still the AEW International Champion after facing the steepest odds possible, while the Relentless One could not overcome MJF, Sammy Guevara & Jack Perry all at once to become AEW World Champion. But will this unlikely duo keep going against even this daunting duo in front of them?
The teams sort out, but Bishop Kaun shoves Darby off the corner! And Toa Liona goes after Cassidy with clubbing forearms! The bell rings, Kaun keeps after Darby on the outside, and Cassidy just gets his jacket and shirt off. Kaun CHOPS Darby, Liona pushes Cassidy down, then Liona drags Cassidy up to whip corner to corner. Cassidy tumbles up and out, baits Liona in and shoulders into him. Cassidy bumps Liona off buckles, but Liona just glares at him! Liona drags Cassidy up and into the ring to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Kaun scoops Darby, but Darby slips free to POST Kaun! Darby tags in!
Fans fire up as Darby, bad shoulder all taped up, has the fans behind him. Darby SLAPS, RAMS, and runs, but Liona rushes in! Darby dodges but then runs into a BODY CHECK! Liona roars, fans boo, but Liona drags Darby up. Liona puts Darby in the corner, tags Kaun, and the Gates fire each other up! Kaun whips Liona in but Darby dodges! Darby BOOTS Kaun away, springboards, but Liona POUNCES the Coffin Splash! Kaun drags Cassidy in, GUT BUSTER DROP! Nana, Cage and Swerve return to ringside, they wanna watch this in person. Kaun has Darby up to CHOP him in the corner!
Kaun drags Darby up and over, tags Liona in, and the Gates mug Darby in the corner. Liona paces, the ref reprimands, but Kaun digs his boots into Darby! The fans rally up for Darby but Liona drags him up. Liona smirks, whips Darby to the corner, but Darby BLASTS Kaun! But then Liona SPLASHES Darby int he corner! But Darby boots from below! Liona gets the legs, yanks Darby up but Darby slips to the outside! Darby HOTSHOTS Liona, but Kaun trips Darby to RAM him into the railing! And then apron! And then railing! And then apron! And then a whip into the railing! Liona rushes around the way to CLOBBER Cassidy!
Fans boo but The Mogul Embassy is pleased while Dynamite goes picture in picture. Kaun drags Darby but he’s deadweight. Kaun gets Darby up and into the ring, covers, TWO! Kaun rains down fists on Darby, lets off to soak up the heat, and then he drags Darby back up. Kaun fishhooks the nose but the ref reprimands. Kaun lets go, Darby goes to a corner, but Kaun fires off on him. Darby hits back, but Kaun kicks and whips to then kitchen sink knee! Kaun stands on Darby for a cover, ONE! Kaun drags Darby over, tags in Liona, and the Gates stomp Darby at the ropes. The ref counts, Liona steps off, then drags Darby back up.
Liona scoops Darby, SLAMS him, then SPLASHES! Darby writhes while Liona looms over him. Liona CLUBS Darby in the side, drags him up and pushes him into the corner. Kaun tags in, Darby is in the ropes, and Kaun kicks him to the floor. Kaun taunts Cassidy, then goes out to stomp away on Darby. Darby scrambles into the ring but Kaun is after him. Kaun stands on Darby’s hands to keep him from reaching Cassidy! Kaun stomps the hands, puts him in the Gates’ corner, then CHOPS him! Darby sputters, drops to a knee, and Kaun taunts Cassidy. Fans rally as Dynamite returns to single picture.
Kaun puts Darby up on the top rope, climbs up behind him, and then scoops for a TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER! Darby writhes on the apron, Liona hits an APRON SENTON! Liona then BLASTS Cassidy, drags Darby up, URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Darby is hanging tough and fans fire up! Tag to Kaun and the Gates circle Darby. Fans rally up but The Gates drag Darby up and high five, but then Darby flops over. The Gates laugh, and Swerve smirks seeing his old rival suffer. But Darby fights back with CHOPS! Liona doesn’t budge! Liona choke grips Darby, he and Kaun throw him to the corner!
Darby comes back, leaps but the Gates catch him to throw him back! Kaun runs in but Darby dropkicks his leg out! Liona runs in, but Darby BOOTS him down! Darby goes up and sunset flips, but Liona stays up! Darby stands up and baits Kaun in, sending him into Liona! Hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy gets in, raises his hands, and fans fire up as they go in his pockets! Cassidy dodges Liona, dodges Kaun and sends him into Liona, then he dodges Kaun again to send him into buckles! Cassidy SHOTGUNS Liona to the other corner then kips up! Fans fire up, Kaun runs in but Cassidy dodges, Kaun’s SHOTGUN hits Liona!
Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO!! Kaun survives but Cassidy keeps his focus. Cassidy throws off the elbow pad and takes aim from the corner. Kaun rises, Cassidy runs in, ORANGE- NO, Kaun dodges! Liona fireman’s carries, SAMOAN DROP! The Gates drag Cassidy up, high five, and SHUT THE GATES! Cover, Darby breaks it!! Liona TOSSES Darby, Swerve is getting annoyed, but Liona goes back to the corner. Liona tags in, fans rally up for Cassidy, but the Gates reset. DOUBLE- RANA!! Cassidy hot tags Darby! Darby COFFIN SPLASHES Liona! And again! then one for Kaun! Another for Liona!
Darby fires up a la Sting, dodges Liona and Liona hits buckles! Darby puts Liona outside, CLUBS him and CLAWS him! Liona stands up, grabs Darby, but gets an ORANGE PUNCH! Darby then DIVES to take Liona out!! Kaun ELBOWS Cassidy down! Kaun suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And a boosted CODE RED! Cassidy DIVES to take out Liona! Darby is up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Darby & Cassidy win!
Winners: Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin, by pinfall
But the rest of the Mogul Embassy makes their way to the ring! Swerve & Cage glare right at Darby & Cassidy, and Liona & Kaun both get up. But wait! Here comes STIIIIING! The Icon is back, and he has his baseball bat! Fans are thunderous as Sting steps into the ring and the Embassy backs off. Will Swerve’s house have to worry about the showtime?
“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?
A very good aftermath show for AEW after only a very good Double or Nothing. Good promos from Kris Statlander, Wardlow and MJF to follow their title wins. A little surprising that Kris had her first defense so soon but I suppose this gets it out of the way, and it gets Kris going on doing her best to match Jade’s streak. Taya watching backstage makes some sense, and I sense her turning Heel over being denied twice. Sadly, I think Taya is going to go 0-3 for the TBS Champion, because if she didn’t beat Jade, she’s not going to beat the person who beat Jade. And I do appreciate that Wardlow is calling out Luchasaurus, he’s being a proactive champion.
MJF of course isn’t, he’s just expecting AEW to find somebody. But I feel like, with Tony Khan letting us know CM Punk IS returning, that’s just the natural course of things for the world title. AEW Collision’s success is not fully dependent on CM Punk being back, but it will definitely incentivize Chicago fans to show up. But I love that there were plenty of fans who hated that news as there were who loved it in San Diego. And MJF VS Punk is an obvious route given how the Pillars he cheated at Double or Nothing are now going to other stories in the meantime. Sammy was the only absent one, but he’s surely preparing to be a parent.
Darby & Cassidy had an awesome tag match with The Gates of Agony, and I figured Darby & Cassidy would win. Swerve also won an awesome Triple Threat against Bill and Trent, and of course Swerve is moving on to a title. I feel like Swerve should be the one to dethrone Cassidy. He’s got The Mogul Embassy to help him cheat so that technically keeps Cassidy strong, and then Swerve can bring that title into a feud with Darby or in whatever finish we FINALLY get of Swerve VS Keith Lee. Then Jungle Boy returns to teaming with Hook just because there’s no other singles title open. JungleHook VS LFI is still going to be fun, and maybe we get Jungle Boy VS Rush. But honestly, I almost thought JB was gonna turn on Hook there. Heel Jack Perry taking the FTW Championship could be pretty cool.
Great promo from Bullet Club Gold and then great brawl with FTR and Starks. Starks VS White is going to end things one way or another, but I feel like it has to be White’s win. Then BCG VS FTR can be for the AEW World Tag Team Championships going into All In London. Speaking of titles, Championship Rampage is loaded, though I’m surprised there wasn’t just another Battle of the Belts special. I wonder if Battle of the Belts goes away with Collision being on Saturdays. Pretty sure all champions retain, though, because NONE of those titles are AEW property. Also, I feel that’s irresponsible to automatically say it’s Shibata VS Moriarty when Shibata VS Coughlin is airing tomorrow night on ROH.
The Acclaimed had a good promo with Renee on stage, and I figured they’d stick together and try again. They’ll probably choose a Open House Rules stipulation next time, I look forward to something wild from them. Really good promo from The Outcasts, and Storm could face just about anyone in her first defense of the world title. From how things went in the main event, pretty sure it’s Shida since she is still fighting against The Outcasts. Britt & Cole of course win against Jericho & Saraya, but that was a pretty fun Mixed Tag. And if Shida doesn’t beat Storm, I bet we get Britt VS Storm at like All Out or something.
Great opener of BCC VS Lucha Bros & Bandido, and Bryan was pretty good on commentary. I figured BCC would win, they’re going to keep things rolling from Double or Nothing. And good promo from The Elite and Dark Order, because it kept up the continuity from over the years. Hangman saying Kenny was out of the country but not in Canada totally hints at him being in Japan to reconnect with Kota Ibushi, which is definitely the next phase of this. Elite plus Ibushi VS BCC plus Konosuke, Blood & Guts, that has to be it. And speaking of, Callis and Konosuke had a great promo, especially factoring in that nuclear Heel heat Callis has. Like, every other Heel wishes they had the level of booing, jeering and middle fingers Callis had aimed at him.
My Score: 8.7/10
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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (5/30/23)
It’s about to get TOXIC!
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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