It’s the first-ever Raw Reunion!
Legends and Hall of Famers are converging on Tampa to once again be part of the longest running TV series for one massive night of thrills! Plus, A Moment of Bliss invites Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, to be on the show! What goes down when the Man comes around?
- The Usos w/ Rikishi VS The Revival w/ D-Von Dudley; The Usos win.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: R-Truth w/ Carmella VS Drake Maverick w/ Renee Michelle; Maverick wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Drew McIntyre VS Cedric Alexander; No Contest.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: Drake Maverick VS The Boogeyman VS Pat Patterson; Patterson wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- The Viking Raiders VS Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; The Viking Raiders win.
- WWE 24/7 Championship Off Camera Match: Pat Patterson VS Gerald Briscoe; Briscoe wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- WWE 24/7 Championship On Camera Intergender Match: Gerald Briscoe VS Kelly Kelly; Kelly wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Samoa Joe VS Roman Reigns; Reigns wins.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: Kelly Kelly VS Candice Michelle w/ Naomi; wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: Candice Michelle VS Madusa/Alundra Blayze; Blayze/Madusa wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Sami Zayn VS Rey Mysterio; Mysterio wins.
- WWE 24/7 Championship Intergender “Match”: Alundra Blayze VS Ted DiBiase; DiBiase “wins” and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Seth Rollins VS AJ Styles w/ The Club; Rollins wins, by disqualification.
- WWE 24/7 Championship Inside a Limousine Match: Ted DiBiase VS Drake Maverick w/ Renee Michelle; Maverick wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: Drake Maverick w/ Renee Michelle VS R-Truth w/ Carmella; Truth wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Braun Strowman VS Randy Rowe; Strowman wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
JOHN CENA returns to Raw!
No reunion would be complete without the Franchise Player! And as always, fans sing a chorus of “John Cena Sucks~!” as he hits the ring! Cena picks up the mic and fans chant his name. “Wait, wait, wait.” All he had to do was wait for Raw Reunion and he’d be liked? Well then it’s great to be here! There will be other legends, like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Degeneration X, and Stone Cold Steve Austin! So just like us, Cena did not want to miss tonight. Because this is his home. And not just because he lives in Florida now. The WWE has always been his home. He may not be around like he used to, but the WWE Universe is still his family, because he is just as excited to be here now as he was on day one.
“So without further ado,” let’s get this going! And the Usos are first out! “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whhhoa…!” They get in the ring with Cena for one big “WHOA!” Uce, Day One? Cena can’t be seen but he’s in the building! And to make this reunion even more lit is what the people want. Cena and the Usos dropping bars! Fans want to see and hear that! Cena says he can’t, he hasn’t done that in a long time. But the fans came for the Doctor of Thuganomics! Who this? This is Cena, who left for the movie biz. Cena says that respect for calling him out, but he ain’t getting bested. These two look just like their mug shots! How was it getting arrested? Well shout out to Hillsborough. But this is who they wanted!
Now everyone on your feet, let them hear you make some noise! Because this was fun, but you can’t see me. No don’t go, Pops is here. Here comes RIKISHI~! Yes, the first hall of famer of the night is here! Jimmy and Jey help Rikishi into the ring as he sports some Samoan Dynasty gear. Rikishi won’t let Cena leave yet, thought. Back dat ass up and turn back around. Now it goes like this. With respect, Cena is the man. But tonight, Uce, he can’t let Cena leave fast and furious without busting some moves! “Y’all ready for this?” The Usos and Cena line up, but the Revival interrupt! The Raw Tag Team Champions ruin the fun already. But wait, they’ve brought D-Von! It looks like we’ve got something brewing between tag team icons!
Hogan and Jimmy Hart are backstage!
The Hulkster is too pumped to be calm. With so many legends and icons running around, will they and Hulkamania run wild on you?
Booker T joins commentary!
Raw returns as the five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion joins Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young at the announce desk!
The Usos w/ Rikishi VS The Revival w/ D-Von Dudley!
Jimmy and Scott Dawson start and tie up with the legends ringside. Dawson headlocks but Jimmy powers out. Dawson runs Jimmy over but things speed up. Jimmy hurdles then back drops Dawson, then back drops Dash Wilder as he runs in. He puts Dawson in the corner and tags in Jey. Jimmy holds Dawson still for Jey to hit a flying forearm! Jey snapmares Dawson then covers, TWO! Jey keeps on Dawson with a headlock but Dawson powers out. Dash distracts but gets an uppercut, Dawson hangs Jey up with a flapjack hotshot! Dawson backs off a moment to tag Dash, then The Revival double catapult guillotine Jey into ropes! Cover, TWO!
Rikishi coaches his sons up but Dash has Jey on the ropes again. Dash drags Jey up and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Dawson and Dash feeds Jey to the knee. Dawson taunts Daddy Rikishi as he drops an elbow, leg and headbutt! Then a big back suplex! Dawson picks up the Uso bandanna to mock them, then throws it at Rikishi. Tag to Dash and The Revival mug Jey in their corner. They give Jey CHOPS then drive in elbows. Jey uppercuts back hard, but Dash stays on him. Jey elbows Dash away then climbs up, but Dawson distracts. Dash shoves Jey down to barriers! The Usos regroup while we go picture in picture.
Dash tells Jimmy to back off and waits for the count. Jimmy and Rikishi coach Jey up and Jey gets in at 9! Only for Dash to rain down right hands! Dash throws Jey into the post then tags in Dawson. The Revival give Jey the boosted suplex! Cover, TWO! Dawson stays on Jey as Raw returns to single picture. Fans rally up for the Usos and Jey fights back! Jey throws uppercuts but Dawson shoves to elbow Jey down. Tag to Dash and The Revival stomp Jey down. Dash snapmares Jey to wrap on a chinlock. Dash grinds Jey down in front of Rikishi, but Jey endures. Jey fights his way up and throws body shots. Dash shoves Jey but gets a kick for it! Tag to Dawson, but he misses in the corner! Dawson hits the post and falls! Hot tags to Dash and Jimmy!
Jimmy rallies on The Revival with big uppercuts! Mule kick to a pop-lock dab uppercut! Dash runs but into a Samoan Drop! Jimmy fires up and runs corner to corner but Dash puts him on the apron. Jimmy kicks back then climbs up! Dash scrambles but Dawson gets the crossbody! Dash gets the roll-up, TWO! Jimmy kicks, it’s blocked, but into the Dragon Whip! Jimmy fires up again and takes aim, shout out to Umaga with the running hip attack! He climbs, but Dash gets under. Dawson tags in, another block, but a save from the Dragon Whip! Flying uppercut German Supelx! Bridge, but Jey breaks it! D-Von cant’ believe it! Dash hits Jey but gets clothesline’d out with him!
D-Von smirks as he looms closer, but Rikishi is there to keep him back. Dawson jaws at Rikishi about not touching D-Von, but he turns around into a SUPERKICK! Tag to Jey and Jey climbs up, SUPERKICK for Dash! USO SPLASH for Dawson! Cover, the Usos win!
Winners: The Usos, Jey pinning
And now they’ve got a pin on the Raw Tag Team Champions! Will they keep things rolling towards an eighth tag title reign?
Alicia Fox is backstage talking Summerslam!
Dana Brooke hears her out about designing a new hat for the occasion. Alicia wants one that goes higher and higher, like 12 feet, maybe 17, maybe 30. What do they think? Kaitlyn is there to give her opinion. Whatever it is, it’ll be amazing. Well have this one then. Alicia’s getting an even bigger hat anyway so… OMG Torrie Wilson returns, too! And she looks amazing! Alicia looks great, too, like a disco ball! Santino Marella returns, too! How is Santina? Fantastic! But she is a little under the weather. But what about his little friend? Huh? Oh right, the Cobra! He loves the ladies. But then Drew McIntyre walks in… These three are “legends”? It disappoints him. But the Scottish Terminator has a different target: Cedric Alexander!
Backstage interview with R-Truth and Carmella!
The WWE 24/7 Champion returns from San Diego Comic-Con, and he’s looking out for all possible challengers. But speaking of that SDCC visit, Truth almost got caught up in a storm as he faced The Hurricane! Truth should’ve been a different bird. Like Big Bird or Larry Byrd. Larry’s got some moves. But here coems Renee Michelle, wife of Drake Maverick. She says Truth ruined her wedding, her marriage, and her husband’s life. Carmella and Renee start arguing, but Maverick rolls Truth up!!
Winner: Drake Maverick, by pinfall; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
The Mavericks work together and get away with the gold! The chase is on again, and Charly Caruso is speechless. That is, until the Godfather walks in! Does she know what time it is? It’s time to ride… the HO TRAIN~!
Drew McIntyre VS Cedric Alexander!
The Scottish Terminator was already angry with the former Cruiserweight Champion when he tricked everyone into thinking he was Gary “The Goat,” but now he’s even angrier after having lost to Alexander 1v1! What will McIntyre do to crush the Age of Alexander once and for all?
Neither man waits for the bell, and they start brawling at the ramp! McIntyre BOOTS Alexander down, then drags him up to shove him at the steps. Alexander dodges to send McIntyre into the post! Then Alexander walks up the steps to kick McIntyre back! Alexander moonsaults, and wipes McIntyre out! Alexander rains down rights but McIntyre shoves him into the post, spine first! McIntyre rains down rights now, making sure Alexander sees the last one. The referee says they need to stop and get int he ring, but McIntyre RAMS Alexander into the barriers. Then inverted Alabama, but not on the floor. McIntyre swings Alexander AT THE APRON!! Alexander falls in a heap and McIntyre looms over him. Alexander may have won once, but has he just lost the war?
Drake Maverick makes it to the Raw locker rooms.
He quickly gathers his things, but then there’s WORMS!! Yes, it’s the Boogeyman! And he’s coming to get you! Maverick quivers in fear as Boogeyman draws near. Maverick runs, but falls over hard. Pat Patterson walks in and sees “garbage” on the ground. He stomps Maverick, and then has a ref count his pin! Patterson wins!!
Winner: Pat Patterson, by pinfall; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
Pretty Boy Pat Patterson takes the title from Maverick and leaves him behind. A legend now holds the gold, but will he make it to the end of Raw Reunion as champion?
Christian returns to Raw!
Captain Charisma joins commentary but there’s also Lilian Garcia back as the ring announcer for this next match!
The Viking Raiders VS Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder!
Erik and Ivar look to destroy all who oppose them! That includes the #MajorBros! Who survives this #VikingExperience?
The bell rings and the Major Bros go right at the Vikings! Ivar shoves Hawkins away but Ryder puts Erik in a corner. Ryder and Hawkins then both dropkick Ivar out! Erik throws Hawkins out but Ryder throws forearms. Erik knees but Ryder bounces Erik off the mat. Tag to Hawkins, and the Major Bros combine for the STO Russian Leg Sweep. Cover, TWO! Hawkins tags Ryder and they mug Erik with knees and forearms. Erik hits back with a BIG right! Tag to Ivar, and Erik feeds Ryder to a seated senton! Cover, TWO! Ivar drags Ryder up to snapmare and club him with forearms. Tag to Erik, and Ivar scoop slams Ryder for Erik to then scoop slam Ivar onto Ryder! Cover, TWO!
Erik drags Ryder up and tags Ivar in. The Vikings mug Ryder but Ryder escapes, tag to Hawkins! But Ivar cartwheels to dodge and he clotheslines Hawkins down! He throws Ryder into Erik’s knees! Ivar hits Hawkins with a corner splash, then becomes a human weapon again for the corner hip attack! The Vikings roar, and Ivar runs to DIVE onto both Major Bros! Ivar puts Hawkins back in, tags Erik, and they hit Hawkins with THOR’S HAMMER! Cover, The Viking Raiders win!
Winners: The Viking Raiders, Erik pinning
The warpath Erik and Ivar are carving has run through the former #Edgeheads. How long will it be until the Vikings come for the gold?
It’s a Raw Reunion mixer backstage!
All the stars talk, and Mike Kanellis is having fun, but then Maria comes in. He was just talking to Eve! As a fellow mom, she was willing to give tips. And everyone knows Eric Bischoff. Maybe they can come to SmackDown if Raw doesn’t work out. Maria reminds Mike he was supposed to be helping her with her belly lotion so she won’t get stretch marks. Does he want her to get stretch marks?! What would happen to her modeling career? Who would provide for the family then?! Not him! Maria is the breadwinner! She storms off and Mike feels humiliated. Ron Simmons appears and sums it up using Jimmy Hart’s megaphone: “DAMN!”
The Club talks about the celebration tonight.
But no, not Raw Reunion! AJ Styles means the OC, the Original, Official, Only Club that matters. It is because they run Raw now. Not the legends that show up just because. And certainly not any newcomer trying to overshadow the OC. Well does Luke Gallows mean… Seth Rollins? Styles is ready to beat Rollins. And if he gets up, then the OC makes a statement as the most dominant group in the WWE! Then, now and forever, Too Sweet!
Pat Patterson just got beat for the title?!
“You stooge!” Patterson can cry all he wants, but Gerry beat him again!
Winner: Gerald Briscoe; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
But as he turns the corner, Gerry encounters Kelly Kelly. He celebrates with her, and then she knees him low! Cover, Kelly wins!!
Winner: Kelly Kelly; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
And she’s the first-ever Women’s WWE 24/7 Champion to boot! Kelly runs off with the belt, but will she make it to the end of the night with it?
Samoa Joe heads to the ring.
The Destroyer is in no mood to celebrate and revel in nostalgia after coming so close yet still being so far from the WWE World Championship. Joe takes to the mic to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Samoa Joe.” And he is here tonight to point out a “vile atrocity” in the WWE! Tonight is to celebrate the Raw Reunion. They’re celebrating the longest running series on television today. And yet, there in lies the problem. They shouldn’t celebrate, because episodes like the Raw Reunion are a plague! Episodes like this, where the fans get to put on rose-tinted glasses and indulge in a “ridiculous addiction to nostalgia.”
Do they not believe Joe? Tonight could’ve had Samoa Joe doing what his best: wrecking superstars left and right, painting in brutality and sculpting in violence. But no, we got Usos and their daddy spitting limericks at John Cena. “It’s embarrassing!” He’s surprised there hasn’t been more pandering tonight! But wait, here comes Roman Reigns! The Big Dog does not want the #Bloodline being disrespected in His Yard. Roman heads to the ring, unafraid of Joe. The two stare down as Roman gets a mic. “If you’ve got something to say about my family, then say it.” Joe makes something clear: he has nothing to say, but he has something to resent! Well then, they’re from the same island, so he knows what happens next. Joe does. But before getting into that, he throws a punch! But Roman is ready for it!
Joe rakes Roman’s eyes to throw him into a post! Roman falls out of the ring but Joe is still on him! Joe whips Roman at barriers! Then he gets in Roman’s face before whipping him to the far side! Roman clutches his hip from the impact while Joe grins and laughs. Joe then grimaces as he drags Roman up again. Joe throws jab after jab then headbutt! Fans rally and duel as Joe puts Roman in the ring. Joe grins as he follows after, and clubs Roman back down to the mat. He stands Roman up for a strong headbutt! They go back outside, and Joe dares Roman to do something about the disrespect. Joe puts Roman back in the ring, but Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES Joe back down!
Roman watches Joe get back up and dares him to return. Joe considers his options, but grabs a new mic to respond instead. Fans are on Roman’s side as The Big Dog eggs Joe on. “You want to do this, Uce?!” Joe shouts. Want to do this the right way?! You think the fans want this tonight?! Tampa confirms they do. Well Joe’s not doing “a damn thing” the fans want. Roman apologizes to the fans. “Not all Samoans are cowards.” Joe retaliates by saying one is gonna get put out tonight! If Roman wants this, and he does, then he’s got it! The raging Samoans are about to battle, when Raw returns!
Samoa Joe VS Roman Reigns!
Raw returns as the bell rings, and the two start throwing hands! Roman rocks Joe to a corner to throw even more haymakers! He lets up to whip Joe corner to corner. Joe dodges and Roman hits the post again! Joe CHOPS Roman, then headbutts that bad arm. He clubs away on the shoulder and Roman falls, so Joe just stomps him. The ref backs Joe off for Roman to get up. Joe is on Roman again with big forearms. Roman shakes out the cobwebs but Joe is on him with a snapmare. Fans duel as Joe puts on a deep neck wrench! Roman endures to torque and fights his way up. Roman pries free and pulls on Joe’s fingers, to then throw forearms. But Roman runs into Joe’s back elbow! Cover, TWO!
Joe seethes as he looms over Roman. He drags Roman up again and drives elbows in. Joe clamps onto the arm and chinbars for the neck wrench. Roman endures and fans rally up again. Roman elbows Joe off, then headbutts him. But Joe yanks Roman hard into ropes and out of the ring! Roman lands on his feet, but Joe DIVES to barrel him over! Joe grins as he looms over Roman again. The ring count begins and Joe takes his time to bring Roman up again. He puts Roman in at 6 then gets in at 7. Joe stalks Roman while mockingly applauding. He stands Roman up to uppercut and CHOP. Joe throws forearms and throws Roman back out of the ring. Joe runs again, but Roman gets clear! Drive-By Dropkick outta nowhere!
Roman drags Joe up and into the ring and runs to leaping lariat! Joe is in a corner and Roman fires off the point-blank clotheslines! Roman runs and boots Joe down! Roman goes to a corner to lock ‘n’ load! He takes aim, runs out, but Joe catches him to an atomic drop! Joe BOOTS Roman, to then drop a senton! Cover, TWO! Joe grows frustrated, but he drags Roman up for the sleeper hold! Roman resists the rest of the Coquina Clutch and dumps Joe out hard. Now Roman runs as Joe gets in, SPEAR! Cover, Roman wins!
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall
And the Big Dog defends his family’s honor! Will Samoa Joe think twice before disrespecting the Dynasty?
Raw presents: Miz TV!
The Hollywood A-Lister moves on from letting the Show-Off rile him up, to have The Architect as his special guest!
Raw returns as Miz gives the Most Must-See WWE Talk Show its introduction. Miz also notes that his guest will face AJ Styles tonight, see a Miz & Mrs. sneak-peek later tonight, and then also challenge THE Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship again! It is SETH ROLLINS! The Beastslayer did it once, and he’ll #BurnItDown again if he has to! Rollins walks out to the ring still hot after his Cross-Brand Top Ten All Star Battle Royal victory and with his ticket punched for Toronto. He sits with Miz in the ring and Miz talks about the roller coaster week Rollins had.
Losing the title at Extreme Rules (which we see footage of now), winning the battle royal (which commentary plugged during Rollins’ entrance), and yet Rollins is laughing? The biggest of Rollins’ life is a “predicament.” Yeah, it’s “BRRROCK~, LESNARRR~!” Lesnar’s big bucket head and little beady eyes, “a real Godzilla looking bastard.” Who wouldn’t fear that? Who wouldn’t want that strength and size? Rollins doesn’t. Rollins doesn’t want to be Lesnar. Lesnar is the Seth Rollins wannabe. But before Rollins can explain, here comes Paul Heyman on the titantron. Everyone knows the introduction, but Heyman says he’s the “dose of reality.” Look in the mirror and say who wants to be what, because Lesnar is the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion!
Rollins’ can’t go whining about the Money in the Bank contract and Lesnar just did it back. Yeah but it took four years to do it, because Lesnar is a Rollins wannabe. Heyman comes out on stage to say “this is the very last time-” No, THIS is the last time Rollins is saying this: if Heyman is going to talk the talk for Lesnar, then he’ll walk the walk for Lesnar. Rollins is going to stomp Heyman through the stage! Heyman wants Rollins to be reasonable, he’s only the Advocate. Time’s up! Rollins steps out but Heyman runs away. Rollins grins and says that for 20 years, Heyman has billed Lesnar as “The Beast.” Lesnar’s no beast. Lesnar is a man. Any man can lose. And at Summerslam, Rollins faces Lesnar once again, and Lesnar will lose.
But let’s go to tonight! Rollins isn’t getting ready by resting, because he’s not Lesnar. He gets ready by facing the best of the best! That’s why he’s going 1v1 with the Phenomenal AJ Styles! And Tampa, let’s #IgnitetheFire and #BurnItDown! Rollins is all fired up, but will he be the one burned by Styles and The Club?
Backstage interview with the party guests!
But Sami Zayn stops Charly right there. This is what’s wrong with Raw: wasting time getting opinions of supposed legends. They aren’t legends, they’re just people who were there. It’s like looking back at the Attitude Era through the FaceApp. Just so many desperate people, and so many pathetic fans. What everyone should be hearing is, “Go home!” Don’t come back for Wrestlemania, just go home and stay home. But then Rey Mysterio comes in telling Sami to respect those who paved the way. Oh well sorry Rey, Sami doesn’t respect any of them. And speaking of paving the way, Sami would love to run Mysterio over right now.
But Kurt Angle is here! And he keeps the peace. When Angle was in charge, they used to settle things in the ring. Mysterio’s up for that, and it seems Sami has no choice. Will Sami regret showing no respect to the King of Lucha Libre?
Raw returns to Kelly Kelly celebrating with other women legends!
Kelly shows the WWE 24/7 Championship off to Candice Michelle, Melina and Naomi. Melina and Naomi were just talking about her new license. What license? Her refereeing license!! Candice turns on Kelly with big knees and elbows! Cover, Melina counts it, Candice wins!!
Winner: Candice Michelle, by pinfall; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
And now we have our second Women’s 24/7 Champion! Candice does her dance from back in the day, but then someone reels her in! It’s Madusa, aka Alundra Blayze! And she has Candice in a cobra clutch! Candice taps and Melina calls in, Blayze wins!!
Winner: Alundra Blayze/Madusa, by submission; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
And now our third ever Women’s 24/7 Champion is crowned! “If any of you have a problem with me being 24/7 Champion, tell it to my face.” Because she doesn’t plan on being champion very long. Oh no, is she going to throw that belt away, too!?
Jonathan Coachman returns to Raw commentary!
The Coach knows a thing or two about leaving, returning and being interrupted a lot. But he’s here to watch this next match!
Sami Zayn VS Rey Mysterio!
The Critic of the Critics and overall master of obnoxious behavior chose to disrespect the legends on the wrong night. Will Mysterio teach Sami a lesson on respect tonight?
The bell rings and Sami circles with Mysterio. Sami wrenches Mysterio to a wristlock, but Mysterio rolls and uses the ropes to flip. Sami knees Mysterio low then punches him around. He whips but Mysterio kicks back! Mysterio runs but is put on the apron. He shoulders back in then kicks Sami back. Mysterio hops up but Sami trips him up! Mysterio’s in the Tree of Woe and Sami stomps away! Sami backs off, to basement dropkick Mysterio down! Cover, TWO! Sami stalks Mysterio and throws haymakers. He punches Mysterio to another corner, then snapmares him to a seated chinlock. Mysterio endures and fans rally up. Mysterio arm-drags out and then boots Sami back! He runs but Sami pops Mysterio up for a bomb! Cover, TWO!!
Sami grows frustrated but he keeps on Mysterio. He grins as he scoops Mysterio, but Mysterio pops to a tornado DDT! Both men are down but Mysterio is getting up. Sami follows but Mysterio kicks and punches. Sami reverses the whip but Mysterio dodges to wheelbarrow and victory roll Sami to ropes! Mysterio dials it up, but Sami bails out. Mysterio stares Sami down but Sami gives up. But before he can leave, here comes ROB VAN DAM!! The One of a Kind RVD returns to Raw, because he’s still Mr. Monday Nights. But not just him, here comes Sergeant Slaughter! But stand back, there’s a Hurricane coming through! The legends learned what Sami was saying, and they’re making Sami regret it. Because here comes Kurt Angle!
The four legends storm down the ramp but that leaves Sami with only the ring. Mysterio mule kicks, headscissors Sami onto ropes, then hits the 619! Mysterio hops up, shout out to RVD, Frog Splash! Cover, Mysterio wins!
Winner: Rey Mysterio, by pinfall
He did it for the legends! Is this the spark Mysterio needs to get back on track?
A limousine arrives at Raw…
With Ric Flair aboard! The Nature Boy is here and fashionably late for the Raw Reunion!
The Street Profits are backstage at Raw Reunion!
Well at least Montez Ford is. Where’d Angelo Dawkins go? Ford finds Dawkins coughing and putting eye drops in. What was he up to? Skating with the pilots? Nah, chillin’ with RVD! Oh wow… He and RVD were chillin’ but without Ford? Well it all happened so fast. RVD was like, “You you trying to roll up in here?” And Dawkins was like, yo! Mike Henry, too. And Kelly Kelly, and Ric Flair “WOO~!” WOO? WOO~! Yeah but then Boogeyman showed up. Really? Yeah. Someone’s phone is blowing up. It’s Dawkins. He takes it. Godfather calling! Ford missed a lot..
Alundra Blayze walks on stage!
She goes to commentary, and told us all she wasn’t going to be champion for long. Because to recreate her most infamous moment, she has a trash can! She takes the 24/7 Championship belt, but wait! It’s Ted DiBiase! The Million Dollar Man returns to Raw, too! Because he has an offer to make Blayze. He’ll buy the title off her. Because everybody’s got a price! He brings out a fat stack of Benjamin Franklins, and she takes that to hand the title over.
Winner: Ted DiBiase, by payday; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
Wait does that title work like that?! Doesn’t matter now, because DiBiase heads out with his new piece of gold.
Jerry “The King” Lawler returns to Raw commentary!
It wouldn’t be a Raw Reunion without one of the biggest names on commentary! And for such a phenomenal match up next!
Seth Rollins VS AJ Styles w/ The Club!
The Architect is preparing for the WWE Universal Champion, but how will he do against the Phenomenal WWE United States Champion?
The bell rings and Rollins circles with Styles. Fans duel as Rollins headlocks. Styles tries to power out but Rollins holds on tight. Styles tries again and gets free, only for Rollins to run him over. Rollins scrambles after Styles as he scrambles to the ropes. The ropebreak makes Rollins back away, so he waits for Styles to return. Styles returns, to kick and club Rollins down! Styles drags Rollins up and bumps him off buckles. Rollins staggers away but Styles CHOPS! Rollins CHOPS back, so Styles CHOPS again. But Rollins starts CHOPPING more, only to run into a fireman’s carry! He sunset flips through, TWO! Styles throws hands but Rollins counter punches and CHOPS! Rollins whips but Styles reverses, only for Rollins to reverse and ROCK Styles with that right!
Rollins runs in for a corner clothesline, then a mudhole stomp! Styles sits down but Rollins backs off, to come back again. Styles puts Rollins on the apron but gets a hotshot for it! Rollins aims but Karl Anderson distracts. Styles pounces with forearms! Rollins goes down and the OC grin. Styles goes out to fetch Rollins, the Good Brothers behind him, but here comes DX!! Triple H and Shawn Michaels won’t let the Club think they’re the best faction in WWE just yet. HBK and HHH watch Rollins’ back now while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Rollins brawls fast and furious with Styles! Styles hotshots Rollins down but DX coaches him up. Rollins gets up but Styles back suplexes. Rollins lands on his feet, runs and slingblades Styles down! Styles runs but into a boot! Rollins hops up and leaps for the blockbuster! Rollins keeps moving, going to a corner. He springboards back in, flying knee! Mule kick hits hard! Fans echo “Burn It Down!” as Rollins stomps and mule kicks again. But the OC trip Rollins up and attack!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by disqualification
But DX stands with the Architect! HHH and HBK help Rollins up while Gallows and Anderson help Styles. Styles wants everyone to just hold on a moment. He says DX is like them, and they’re just like DX. They put up the Too Sweet! DX looks at Rollins, then at the OC. HHH and HBK put up the Too Sweet, but then say “SUCK IT!” Rollins attacks Styles while DX brawls with the Good Brothers! HBK throws Anderson out, then helps HHH clothesline Gallows out! The OC regroups and are furious, so they grab some chairs! Rollins and DX see the OC surround them, but you didn’t know~? Here come reinforcements!
The D O Double G, with X P A C 1 2 3. Then the Bad Guy, Scott Hall, and he ain’t alone because here’s Big Daddy Diesel, Kevin Nash! And looking at the math, with Chyna’s spirit, that’s seven. Wait Billy is here in spirit technically. Well point being, OC, you’re looking at some OG’s! DX and the Kliq, you better get to stepping, and make it quick. Styles and his boys back off as the combined forces of DX and the Kliq take the ring. Styles vows to show everyone something, especially HBK! Dogg asks who wants to say it. Rollins shall do the honors. Rollins takes the mic and starts to feel the pressure. “OC, if you’re not down with that, we’ve got two words for ya!” SUCK IT!! Now that’s Too Sweet!
Mark Henry talks with Mick Foley.
They’re both here, but it’s Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy who plans to head to the ring in a moment!
Ted DiBiase laughs as he has the 24/7 Championship.
But as he enters his limousine, he’s under attack! And when the doors open back up… Drake Maverick has the title!
Winner: Drake Maverick, by pinfall(?); NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
He’s back on top, baby! Now Mr. & Mrs. Maverick can… RUN!! The every-day Raw superstars run at Drake and he has to run away! Will Maverick ever catch a break?
Mick Foley is in the ring!
The hardcore legend and WWE Hall of Famer is happy to celebrate Raw Reunion in Tampa, Florida. Foley was here two months ago introducing the WWE 24/7 Championship, and oh hey, it’s coming this way! “Come to papa!” But Maverick avoids Foley, and the rest of the Raw superstars run past to keep up the chase. Foley’s not through with that title yet! But have a nice day, guys. Foley vows to be champion before the night is through.
Foley says some of the finest moments of his life have been on Raw. He thanks the fans for being part of it all. But to pick his absolute favorite, it’d have to be… January 4th, 1999! The night Foley became world champion! But wait, what happened to the footage? Oh no, the lights are going down…! THE FIEND IS HERE!! And he attacks Mick Foley with a MANDIBLE CLAW!? He’s stealing Foley’s move, and perhaps stealing Foley’s soul!! Foley passes out and the Fiend disappears into the night, laughing all the way.
Raw presents: A Moment of Bliss!
The Goddess and Nikki Cross walk out and take their seats, and take a moment to say what we just saw happen, we need this. Alexa introduces herself and Nikki. The show must go on, so they introduce The Man, Becky Lynch! The Raw Women’s Champion makes her entrance now, holding her belt up high. Becky takes her seat and Alexa brings up the Summerslam title match against Natalya, who has home field advantage in Toronto. But here comes Natty herself! Well hey, Natty, what’re you doing out here? Well she knows how the game works. If Becky wants to say something, say it to Natty’s face. Alexa loves this tension, and explains with footage what went down.
Natty wanted to face a friend in her home country, but Becky dropped the smiles to say this is all business. “Step up or else I will wipe the floor with you in your home country.” Natty desperately needs this, and Becky knows it. And in return. Natty promised to rip the orange mop of Becky’s head, then pull the horseshoe out of her ass, to beat the hell out of her. In the present, Natty brings up the shared time together in Japan, and their parallels in the WWE. Yet for Becky to be so disrespectful blows Natty’s mind. Because Natty undercut Becky before Becky even got her footing. But Becky beat Natty’s little friend, Ronda Rousey. The belt represents the Baddest Woman’s scalp, and Becky will still have it after she embarrasses Natty. Now they brawl!
Referees rush out to stop this scrap, but Alexa and Nikki just watch while sipping coffee. Tampa wants to “Let Them Fight!” but Becky and Natty are being pulled apart. What goes down when these two don’t have to hold back at Summerslam?
Raw returns with a backstage interview with Natalya.
Did she expect things to get so personal so quickly? It was Becky who made it personal! Becky is rewriting history, thinking she built the Women’s (R)Evolution, when it was built off of women like Natty! Natty will teach Becky the lesson of a lifetime by taking that belt, man.
Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle hurry to their limousine.
But Truth and Carmella strike! Carmella kicks Renee and Maverick apart, then Truth completes the roll-up! Truth wins!!
Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
And we come full circle! Truth hops in the limo and says go! But Renee is in there, too!! Maverick’s baby, and his wife, both left without him! Carmella also feels left behind. Oh now Maverick notices Renee Michelle was in the limo?
Braun Strowman VS Randy Rowe!
The Monster Among Men grabs a mic before the bell rings. He says, “Don’t blink, this ain’t gonna last long.” The bell rings, and he TOSSES Rowe across the ring! Then back the other way! Rowe wobbles about, and Strowman runs to BOOT him down! But that’s not all, because he hauls Rowe up by one hand, to SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM him! Cover, Strowman wins!
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall
Well it wasn’t quite as fast as he said, but Strowman still makes quick work of a mere mortal. Will Strowman make sure everyone on Raw #GetsTheseHands?
It’s time to toast the Raw Reunion!
And first out, it’s the Nature Boy! Ric Flair styles and profiles his way out stage as fans echo “WOO~!” And following behind, it’s The Hurricane, DX, The Kliq, Rikishi, and all the returning icons and legends we’ve seen tonight. And last but not least, THE IMMORTAL Hulk Hogan! Hogan and Flair bow to each other in respect, then hug it out. “Well let me tell you something, brother!” It is great to be back and celebrate Raw with all his friends and Hulkamaniacs. And sorry Foley, this is his hometown, brother! Some of the best moments were on Raw with the Tampa Hulkamaniacs. But for all those that sported the red and yellow, Hogan thanks them a million times over. So there’s one last thing to ask: “Whatcha gonna do when the Raw Reunion and Hulkamania runs wild on you?!”
The music plays again and Flair even joins Hogan in on hearing the fans cheer. Everyone applauds, but then the glass breaks!! It’s STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STONE COLD! Steve Austin is here!! And he hits the ring as fans cheer! The Texas Rattlesnake makes sure to hit every corner before he gets himself one of those Stone Cold coolers! He has someone toss him those #Steveweisers, though, and does his double can salute! Broken Skull IPA goes down smooth for Austin, but he gets himself a mic while he’s at it. “Gimme a hell yeah!” “Hell Yeah!” No no, give him a hell yeah. “Hell Yeah!” Can you to hear him? Give him a hell yeah! “HELL YEAH!” There it is.
Austin remembers being on the road with his brothers and sisters, but don’t go thinking he won’t get sentimental. He’d rather just take everyone else by their necks, and that’s the bottom line. But look at those legends on stage. They’ve had blood, sweat, tears, maybe even crapped themselves. Those legends, these cameramen and ring crew, they’re all family. Even the fans, they’re family! Yes, that includes all oft he WWE Universe around the world. So Austin is thankful to come out and celebrate this reunion. He came out a little early, spent the day with the one and only Hogan for a podcast, drank some beer, and had some sushi. Then just last night, Austin was up all night listening to Flair’s stories while drinking all the beer in the bar.
And after all that, Austin ordered room service. Austin ordered all sorts of food, Austin was like, “No I ain’t going down yet.” He went down a floor, there was a door open, and there was Ron Simmons. They looked at each other, giddy as could be. Austin beat Simmons to the punch with a “DAMN!” They hugged it out for like a minute. They hung out with everyone, because it’s about the family and the dues paid. So without any further ado, let’s all drink a cold one. Austin proposes a toast to “every single sum bish” in the ring. This is a legit sell out, and everyone’s watching because this is Raw. “And that’s all I got to say about that!”
Austin gives a toast to Tampa, to the United States of America, to the entire world, “thank you very much. And that’s the bottom liiine~, because Stone Cold said so!” Everyone raises a can, but hold on, is there still time? One minute left, so Austin and Gerry Briscoe, cheers! They were doing some not so legal things in South Africa, and Austin was nervous about talking. Coach said, “Just go be you.” So there it is. Austin’s here with his friends and family, thankful to everyone, but ain’t giving out Christmas cards. Cheers to Raw! HELL YEAH!
A really fun episode of Raw, even though not much actually happened. It became an amazing WWE 24/7 Championship marathon, though. We can officially say history for that title was made, with legends added to the list of champions, along with crossing over into the Women’s Division. The only real downside to that was Renee Michelle did not get to have the title even though it totally set up for that. But maybe we’ll get a YouTube or Twitter exclusive to have shenanigans between her and R-Truth since we know they’re stuck in the same limo now. I’ll have to keep an eye on those sources… But also, WOW that attack on Mick Foley! Bray Wyatt better start doing his take on Three Faces of Foley, using classic Bray, Muscleman/Kids Show Bray and The Fiend as his personas just like Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind.
We did get a lot of fun stuff that helped progress the title stories, too. Cena opening the show was a great choice, and then having him, the Usos and Rikishi bring out some Thuganomics was fun. Usos VS Revival was great, because those teams are great, but also because Raw used picture in picture! Raw should do that more to avoid the “no wrestling during commercials, 2 out of 3 falls” issues. Another Raw Tag Title match at Summerslam for these two teams, I’m sure we’ll get something really amazing. McIntyre brutalized Alexander, a great move for the Scottish Psychopath. I would love to see Alexander, kayfabe beat up as he might be, to come back with a vengeance to really up his own character. There’s still time to circle back to Undertaker if the rumors are true, but this could do wonders for Alexander either way.
Sami VS Mysterio was obviously filler for the legends to get pops, and so that Mysterio could get a win. I don’t know how much more Mysterio has, though, he keeps coming back from injury. Hopefully someone figures something out so Mysterio’s last run can be memorable. The Viking Raiders and Strowman also did filler squash, but it’s fun to see those guys wreck whoever they’re up against. All three should hopefully be in line for titles after Summerslam, or else they’re just beef to satisfy Vince’s needs. Samoa Joe’s promo was very striking, though, for how it bordered on shoot. It was like Sami’s current Heel gimmick, but better. Raw does need to sort itself out to have better episodes and not rely on an episode just like this to spark things.
Joe’s match with Roman was great, but perhaps Joe could’ve/should’ve won so that we could get this for Summerslam. It could still happen to make up for the rest hold debacle Vince had them do last time, but who knows. Rikishi’s gear saying “Samoan Dynasty” makes me want that to be a thing. I always pictured Roman, Usos, and many other family members from the Anoa’i family tree to form a faction to run things on one or both brands. And now that the Club, aka the OC, is trying to run Raw, there’s a feud right there. Rollins and Heyman have good promos on Miz TV, but obviously Rollins VS Styles was really so DX & Kliq could get a group pop to put OC in their place. Something could still come out of this, what with Styles and HBK looking ready to fight ringside. But for now, it was just a fun filler moment.
The Raw Women’s Championship probably had the best progression of anything tonight. A Moment of Bliss obviously helped bring Becky and Natty near each other, and their promos were pretty good. It is an interesting development for Becky to say Natty was the one to do something first, so the next few weeks could elaborate on that. Becky’s line about the belt being the “scalp” of Ronda, Natty’s friend, was also good. These two are great in the ring so we’re definitely going to get a great match in Toronto. But at the same time, I don’t see it being Natty who takes the title, even with this new fire and with the home field advantage. This could tantamount work into being a retirement match or something for Natty, since it will be in her home country, and she can get a touching “Thank You, Natty” moment from Toronto.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/30/23)
It’s WrestleDream Eve!
There’s a Collision in Seattle!
Before AEW starts a “new chapter” with WrestleDream, it is an All-Star Collision 8 Man Tag! Will FTR and BCC work together to take down their enemies?
- Andrade El Idolo VS Juice Robinson; wins.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS ???
- Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega VS The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana; win.
- The Kingdom VS Best Friends; win(s).
- WrestleDream All-Star 8 Man Tag: Bryan Danielson, Wheeler Yuta & FTR VS Ricky Starks, “Big Bill” Morrissey & Aussie Open; win.
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[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage of AEW Collision will begin later tonight]
Mitchell’s NXT No Mercy Results & Report! (9/30/23)
There’s No Mercy in Bakersfield!
Will the Mad Dragon slay… HIM?
In a rematch from The Great American Bash, Carmelo Hayes and Ilja Dragunov once again battle over the NXT Championship! But will history repeat itself? Or will history be made?
- Kickoff Show – Blair Davenport VS Kelani Jordan; Blair wins.
- Bron Breakker VS Baron Corbin; Corbin wins.
- NXT North American Championship, Special Guest Referee Dragon Lee: Dominik Mysterio VS Trick Williams; Trick wins and becomes the new NXT North American Champion.
- NXT Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way Tag: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo VS The Creed Brothers VS Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo VS #OutTheMud w/ SCRYPTS; Tony & Stacks win and retain the titles.
- NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS Pete Dunne w/ Tyler Bate; Dar wins and retains the cup.
- NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes VS Ilja Dragunov; Dragunov wins and becomes the new NXT Champion.
- NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Becky Lynch VS Tiffany Stratton; Becky wins and retains the title.
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It’s the No Mercy Kickoff Show!
Join Megan Morant, Matt Camp & Sam Roberts in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action about to go down in Bakersfield!
Kickoff Show – Blair Davenport VS Kelani Jordan!
The Ichiban Gaijin made sure Gigi Dolin had no chance against her on Tuesday by attacking her long before their match! Will she add another name to the list of victims? Or will Kelani show what she can do all on her own?
The bell rings and fans rally up as these two stare down. They tie up, Blair throws Kelani down then she headlocks. Kelani endures, fights up, and powers out, only for Blair to run her over. Fans rally as things speed up, Kelani splits, hurdles then slingshot arm0-drags! Then springboards to RANA, and then DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Kelani as she shows off her #FlexAppeal! Handspring back elbow, then the- NO, Blair blocks the flip to put Kelani up top and SWAT her down! Kelani tumbles to the floor, Blair goes out and RAMS her into the apron! Blair talks trash and fans are torn as she storms around.
Blair drags Kelani up and into the ring, then storms up on her. Blair whips Kelani to a corner, hits a hip toss, then brings Kelani up to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Blair keeps on Kelani with a chinlock stretch! Kelani endures, fans rally up, and Kelani fights up. Kelani elbows free, then DROP- NO, Blair blocks the kick to have the legs! BOSTON CRAB! Kelani endures, reaches out, crawls forward, but Blair drags her away! Blair sits deep on the hold, but Kelani continues to fight forward! Kelani rolls and sends Blair into buckles! Fans fire up, Kelani ROCKS Blair, CHOPS Blair, then ROCKS her again!
Kelani swings again but Blair gets under. Waistlock, but Kelani victory rolls! TWO, and Blair swings, but Kelani counter punches! Blair ROCKS Kelani, Kelani snarls and ROCKS her back! Blair snarls and she ROCKS Kelani! Kelani ROCKS Blair! Blair hits back, Kelani hits again, and fans rally up behind Kelani, only for Blair to DECK her! Blair BOOTS Kelani, talks trash, calls her a child, and says she’s nothing! Kelani gets mad and blocks a kick! Kelani shakes her head, throws the foot away and ROCKS Blair again! Then slingshot CUTTER! Fans fire up while both women are down!
Kelani and Blair stir, the fans rally up, and Blair goes to ropes. Blair and Kelani stand, and Kelani rallies on Blair with big forearms and elbows! Fans fire up with Kelani, she handsprings into the BACK ELBOW! Kelani kips up and the fans are with her! Kelani shouts at Blair to get up, then kicks her low! OVERDRIVE! Cover, TWO! Blair survives and Kelani is fuming, but the fans still rally! Kelani gets Blair up but Blair wrenches and WRINGS the arm! Then DOUBLE STOMPS Kelani’s back! Blair drags Kelani up, suplexes, but Kelani slips free to hop on! SLEEPER!! Kelani has the body scissors, too!
Blair endures, RAMS Kelani back into buckles and is free. But Kelani goes up to AX KICK! And then up and up and SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT onto knees! Blair goes up and up and FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS! Fans fire up again and Blair drags Kelani up. Blair reels Kelani in, suplexes, FALCON DRIVER! Cover, Blair wins!
Winner: Blair Davenport, by pinfall
Enemies of the heir beware! But wait, GIGI DOLIN IS HERE! And she CLOBBERS Blair, gives her Kawada Kicks, then rains down furious fists! Refs rush out to stop this but Blair gets up and scraps with Gigi! Fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but when and where will these two settle the score?
Time to play the game.
Plug in the cartridge and load up the brand new NXT edition of No Mercy! Press start and make the match! Will there be no asterisk next to tonight’s NXT Championship match? Will the Bruiserweight snap Noam Dar’s reign? Or just his fingers? Who will truly be #MeanerThanEvil? Is karma going to bite Dirty Dom right on the ass? Or will he still #WhoopDatTrick? And in the biggest and most violent match of her career, will Tiffany Stratton take back the title? Or will the Big Time still be too much for Wrestling Barbie?
Bron Breakker VS Baron Corbin!
What a way to open No Mercy! These two definitely show no mercy to their opponents, or even their surroundings, having smashed their way all around NXT Arena in Orlando, and even into HBK’s office! Will things somehow get even more destructive than that here in Bakersfield? Who wins, let alone survives, this match?
While Bron has a new dog headdress, Corbin pulls up on his Harley Davidson. Corbin talks trash, and Bron FLIES out onto him! Fans bark for Bron as he throws hands on Corbin! Bron tells security to back off, then he throws more hands! Corbin tries to get away into the crowd but Bron follows! Fans fire up as they get an even closer experience! But Corbin sends Bron into trash cans! Corbin throws hands and he follows Bron along the barriers to throw even more hands! Fans fire up as Bron hits the Lone Wolf back! Bron ROCKS Corbin with haymakers and sends him back to ringside, to then knee low and TOSS over barriers!
Fans fire up and Bron stares security down. Bron DECKS the security! But then Corbin CLOBBERS Bron back into the front row! Corbin grins and fans are all fired up! Corbin drags Bron up and over the barriers, puts him against the desk, and he ROCKS Bron with hands! Corbin pushes Bron onto the desk, goes up the steel steps, and SENTONS onto the desk! But Bron got outta the way, Corbin crashes ‘n’ burns all on his own! Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” as Bron puts Corbin in the ring. Bron tells the ref to do his job, so the bell rings! Bron RAMS into Corbin in the corner, whips him corner to corner, then clinches for a back drop!
Fans bark as Bron storms around, and he drags Corbin up to fire hands. Bron RAMS into Corbin again and again as fans duel. Bron whips corner to corner, but Corbin BOOTS back, goes up, and FLYING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Corbin throws off his shirt, CLUBS Bron to a corner, then throws body shots! Fans duel, the ref counts, and Corbin tells the ref to back off. Corbin bumps Bron off buckles, whips him corner to corner, then suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Bron is tougher than that, and is on his feet! Fans bark, but Corbin DECKS Bron! Corbin rains down forearms, then some elbows!
Corbin lets off to soak up the cheers and jeers from Bakersfield. And yes, there are cheers! Corbin fireman’s carries but Bron slips off to fireman’s carry and GUT BUSTER DROP! Corbin sputters, Bron pushes him down and rains down forearms of his own! Fans fire up as Bron looms over Corbin. Corbin goes to a corner, Bron grinds his knees into him, but lets off as the ref counts. Fans rally, Bron runs side to side and KNEE WASHES Corbin! Corbin is dazed and the fans fire up and duel again. Bron paces, drags Corbin up, and puts him on the top rope. Bron climbs up after Corbin, throws more hands, but Corbin hits back!
Corbin shoves Bron down, adjusts, but Bron is right back, to SUPER STEINER! Not the smoothest but Bron is still fired up! Trophy lift, BREAKKER SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!? Corbin survives and Bron is furious! Corbin flounders to a corner, and he eggs Bron on! Bron runs up to fire haymakers! The ref counts, Bron lets off at 4, and Corbin still eggs Bron on?! Bron runs in to BOOT Corbin! Bron drags Corbin up, but Corbin wrenches and ROCKS Bron! And ROCKS him again! And again! Corbin fireman’s carries to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Corbin fumes, drags Bron up, and half nelsons, for the- NO, Bron slips free and trips Corbin!
STEINER RECLINER! Corbin scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bron lets go, to stomp away on Corbin! Bron throws hands, runs, then dodges, but runs into a DEEP SIX! Maybe even a deep twelve! Cover, TWO!! Bron survives and Corbin goes to ropes. Bron goes to the opposite side as fans fire up more. Corbin and Bron rise, storm up, and they throw hands! Fans rally and duel, the shots keep going but Bron gets the edge! Corbin ROCKS Bron, then kicks the bad leg! But Bron kicks back! Bron runs in to RAM Corbin int he corner! Bron keeps moving, but runs into a KNEE! Corbin reels Bron in but Bron slips free!
Corbin picks Bron up, but Bron rolls to drag Corbin down, cradle! TWO!! Corbin survives a cradle for once! But Bron CLOBBERS him! Bron stands, fans bark and boo but Bron feeds off it all. Bron CLOBBERS Corbin, clotheslines him up and out of the ring, and he shakes the ropes! Bron then goes out after Corbin, runs in, but Corbin SPINEBUSTERS Bron through the desk!! Fans lose their minds and cheer “NXT! NXT!” for giving us this as the opener! But then Bron just sits up like the Deadman!! Bron rises up, runs in, and he SPEARS Corbin down!! Bron hauls Corbin up and into the ring, and he says “IT’S OVER!”
The straps come down, fans are thunderous as Bron says he’s gonna break- WAIT! Robert Stone!? Stone leaps in, but Bron catches him! And TOSSES him out onto security! But then Corbin hits END OF DAYS!! Cover, Corbin wins!!
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall
Suit Man Stone may not have gotten revenge himself, but he made sure Bron still lost! Corbin survives being broken by Breakker, will he continue to #BurnTheShips and move towards former glory?
NXT North American Championship, Special Guest Referee Dragon Lee: Dominik Mysterio VS Trick Williams!
Dirty Dom has piled up the enemies and now it might be coming back to bite him! Will the Prodigal Son be able to survive all the payback coming for him? Or will the Boy Wonder help Williams #WhoopDatTrick?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the Trick Melo Gang Power Trip begins in Bakersfield!
The bell rings and Dom DROPKICKS Trick right away! Cover, TWO! Dom argues with Dragon but Dragon says he is the ref. Trick rolls Dom up, TWO! Dom is now upset that the count was fast. Dragon says he is the ref, Dom has to accept whatever the count is! Trick fires off hands, whips but Dom reverses. Trick whips Dom again, then follows to CLOBBER Dom! And DROPKICKS him! Fans fire up as Trick scoops but Dom slips free. Dom bails out and fans boo but Dom says he doesn’t care. Dom is gonna take his belt and leave, using Champion’s Advantage! But Trick goes out to CLOBBER Dom again!
Fans fire up as Trick puts Dom in. Trick runs up, blocks a kick, and spins Dom to scoop and SLAM! Fans chant “WE WANT MAMI!” but Trick UPPERCUTS Dom, then runs to LARIAT! Dom flounders out of the ring and fans boo more. Dom wants a timeout but Trick runs out to ROCK Dom and put him back in the ring. Trick fires up and the fans fire up with him! Trick steps in but Dom kicks the ropes to jam him up! Dom DROPKICKS Trick out of the ring, and soaks up the heat. Dom goes to the apron, gives us some Latino Heat, then he brings Trick up to SMACK off the desk! Dom then CHOPS Trick against barriers!
Trick staggers, Dom puts him in the ring, and then Dom swaggers. Fans boo but Dom looms over Trick. Dom drags Trick up, ROCKS him, then stands him up again. Dom ROCKS Trick again, whips him to ropes, then JUMP KNEES! Cover, TWO! Dom clamps onto Trick with a chinlock and he grinds Trick down. Trick endures, reaches out, and fans rally up. Trick fights up, pries the hold open, and Trick throws elbows! Dom CLUBS Trick and says HE is the champion! Fans boo but Dom drags Trick up to whip him to a corner. Trick reverses, runs in but Dom dodges! Trick hits buckles and Dom HOTSHOTS him down!
Dom goes up the steps, gives some more Latino Heat, then slingshots to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dom is annoyed and argues with Dragon but Dragon says it’s all fair. So Dom flicks sweat at Dragon! Dom DECKS Trick, taunts him, then drags him around. Dom throws down fists, lets off to drop an elbow, but he misses as Trick moves! Trick goes to a corner, BOOTS Dom, then ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! Dom swings, misses, and Trick fires fast hands! Trick whips and LEG LARIATS! Dom staggers up into a DROPKICK! Trick covers, TWO! Trick roars and whips but Dom turns pop-up into backslide! TWO!
Trick swings, Dom dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Fans fire up and Dragon checks both men. They’re okay to continue so Dragon waits on them. Dom and Trick go to opposite ends, Dom runs in and 619s Trick in the back! Trick flounders, Dom stalks him, and Dom runs in, but Trick dodge! The SUPERKICK takes out Dragon!! Dom can’t believe it, now there’s NO ref to call this! Dom fires hands on Trick, whips him to a corner, and runs in, but only gets buckles! NECKBREAKER for Trick! Cover, but there’s no ref! A back-up ref appears, but ONE!! Trick covers again, TWO! Trick is furious while he storms up on Dom.
Trick CHOPS again and again and again in the corner! Then he whips Dom to ropes, to FLAPJACK! Trick kips up and fans fire up again! Dom staggers up, Trick spins, ROLLING BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Trick is frustrated but he drags Dom up. Trick whips Dom to a corner, Dom stops himself but heads collide! Both men are down, the ref checks Trick first. Trick rises, as does Dom. The ref says both men are okay, and Dom stands. Dom runs, but into the ref!? What happened there? Dom is upset, he runs in, and CROSSBODIES Trick and himself out of the ring! Dom hurries to get Trick up, and DECKS him! And then throws Trick into the ring!
Dom goes up the corner, fans boo as hard as they can, but Dom FROG SPLASH FLOPS!! Cover, but there’s no ref again! Trick is furious! Where is a ref!? Any ref! Trick goes out and gets Dragon up so he can finish his guest role. But Dom has the belt! Trick dodges the belt shot to BOOT the belt into Dom!! Cover, Dragon’s there, TRICK WINS!!
Winner: Trick Williams, by pinfall (NEW NXT North American Champion)
He whooped Dom just like he said he would, and now Trick Willy is a champion! But for Trick Melo Gang to be dripping in gold, Carmelo Hayes has to slay the Mad Dragon! Will Melo not miss? Or will Ilja Dragunov prove he can defeat… HIM?
NXT shares footage from after last Tuesday’s episode.
After his quick defeat at the hands of Trick Williams, Joe Gacy was walking around backstage. Everything he’s worked for, it’s all gone. Ava Raine caught up to him as he felt hope was lost. Maybe his teachings were wrong. That’s not true, she’s still here and still believes in her. No one said it would be easy. NO! All hope is gone! The Schism is dead! So go! Ava leaves, and Gacy says he has to find his new purpose. Just what happens as Gacy works to rise from the ashes of his learning tree?
NXT Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way Tag: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo VS The Creed Brothers w/ Ivy Nile VS Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo VS #OutTheMud w/ SCRYPTS!
Unlike Gacy’s “family,” The D’Angelo Family is still standing! At least, for now. Will The Don & Underboss hold onto the gold they worked so hard to win? Will Julius & Brutus once again stand atop the Tag Division? Will the former Lotharios use their new attitudes to become new champions? Or are Lucien Price & Bronco Nima getting #OutTheMud with this one?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who really runs this!
In this type of Fatal 4 Way, only two teams can be legal at any time. Things sort out, and Julius starts against Garza. They tie up, go around, and Garza whips. Julius ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS Garza, but neither falls. Garza CHOPS and Julius plays like it stings. Julius just tags Brutus and then TACKLES Garza! Humberto runs in, brawls with Brutus, and these four start shoving. The champs and OTM storm in, start talking trash, and then the brawl is on! Fans fire up as all eight men throw hands! The Creeds get tossed out, as do the D’Angelos. Then OTM lift Julius! Julius slips free, dodges and FLIES out onto Garza & Carrillo!
Fans fire up but Brutus gets mugged by OTM. OTM double whip, double ELBOW, then DOUBLE STOMP! They mug Brutus, Price wrenches to HOOK KICK, then he tags Nima. They whip Brutus to KNEE low and JUMP STOMP! Fans rally as Nima talks trash and looms over Brutus. Nima talks trash to Carrillo but Carrillo tags in off him! Nima got played, but then Brutus tags Stacks. Carrillo KNEES Stacks, whips Stacks, but Stacks arm-drags and trips Carrillo! Carrillo kicks back, dodges and springboards to CROSSBODY! Carrillo headlocks, Stacks powers out and then follows, to atomic drop! And trip to stomps in the gut!
Stacks stomps Carrillo, tags Tony D, and the fans fire up as the D’Angelos whip, body shot and KNEE Carrillo down! Tony drags Carrillo up, Stacks intercepts Garza, and they fire off some hockey scrum fists! HALF HATCH for Carrillo, whip and UPPERCUT for Garza! Then Stacks CANNONBALLS Carrillo and CANNONBALLS Garza! Fans fire up as Tony storms up, but Carrillo sends him into buckles! Tag to Garza, the cousins bring Tony up but Tony picks them up! But Tony’s leg gives up! The ref checks The Don, and he calls in medical! Tony was out of action with a bad knee, is he gonna be out of action again?
Garza tags Carrillo but then Julius storms up on them. He won’t let them pick the bones, and neither will Brutus. Stacks storms up on Carrillo, throws hands and headlocks, but Carrillo powers out. Stacks KICKS Carrillo away, then UPPERCUTS! Stacks checks The Don but Garza sneaks a tag. Stacks runs in, into a KNEE! Carrillo & Garza hoist Stacks up to rock-a-bye TORTURE RACK- NO, Stacks slips free, but the cousins CLOBBER him! Tony is taken to the back, Stacks is all alone in this title defense now. Garza CHOPS Stacks against ropes, but Stacks fires off hands! Garza blocks a kick and spins to a GORY ESPECIAL!
Tag to Carrillo, GORY BOMB CUTTER, to a BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Stacks survives and Nima tags in off Carrillo! Nima brings Stacks up but Stacks fires off hands! Nima shoves Stacks to a corner then SPLASHES, tag to Price! Price hits a HOTSHOT, then Nima STRADDLE ATTACKS! They bounce on Stacks, then Price gets a cheap shot! Price slithers around, runs in and CLOBBERS Stacks! Price says he could do this all day! Price clamps on a chinlock, grinds Stacks down, but fans rally behind The Underboss. Stacks fights up, reaches out for anyone, but has to throw body shots first. Price holds Stacks back!
Price DECKS Stacks, Scrypts trips up Julius! Nima tags in, but Ivy WRECKS Scrypts! OTM is stunned! They TOSS Stacks, storm up to the ropes, but Brutus tags in! DOUBLE AX HANDLES! Brutus SMASH Nima, POUNCE Price, POUNCE Garza and POUNCE Carrillo! FLAPJACK for Garza! The straps come down and fans fire up with Big Brute! ANKLE LOCK on Garza!! Carrillo runs in to SUPERKICK! Julius returns to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Price runs up, OVERHEAD SUPLEX for him! Nima runs up, OVERHEAD SUPLEX for him! OVERHEAD SUPLEX for Carrillo! DOUBLE OVERHEAD SUPLEX for OTM!!
Brutus STILL has the ankle lock on Garza!! Bakersfield is going wild as Garza endures, but Carrillo CLOBBERS Brutus! Nima & Price mug Julius, Carrillo stomps Brutus, but Stacks is back! Stacks gets mugged, but he fights back! Carrillo SUPERKICKS Stacks, and tells him he’s alone! But wait! TON D wants back in!! One leg or not, The Don ain’t going out like this! He DECKS Oney Lorcan!! Tony storms his way up, Carrillo runs out after him but Tony DECKS him, too! Tag in off Garza and Tony just fires off on OTM! He hops around, but he sends Nima into Price hard! Carrillo runs in, springboards, but into a SPINEBUSTER!!
The fans are thunderous for Tony as he and the Creeds work together on OTM and the cousins! They all pair off and all get a corner, and they all go up! Fans are thunderous as we get QUADRUPLE SUPERPLEXES!! All eight men are down and “This is Awesome!” “NXT! NXT!” The Creeds clear the ring, and they stand alone with Stacks & Tony. There’s respect here, so the four of them throw hands! Brutus CLOBBERS Stacks, Julius LARIATS Tony! Carrillo & Garza DROPKICK The Creeds! But then OTM BOOT Carrillo & Garza! OTM regroup, tag in off Brutus and they whip Tony. POP-UP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as The Don proves his toughness! Julius KNEES Price, ROCKS Nima, and then Electric Chair Lifts! Brutus climbs, but Garza HEADBUTTS him first! Carrillo is up to MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY with Julius! Then Carrillo gives Garza a boost to DROPKICK Julius! Brutus is up, he CLOTHESLINES them both out! Fans fire up again as Brutus aims, slingshots, and SPRINGBOARD BRUTUS BALLS!! Fans lose their minds again as everyone is down on the outside! Stacks gets in the ring to BOOT Price! Stacks & Tony hit BADA BOOM! Cover, TONY & STACKS WIN!!
Winners: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo, by pinfall (still NXT Tag Team Champions)
It was chaotic in the end, but The D’Angelos take advantage of the chaos! If they can survive something like this, will there be no stopping The Don & Underboss?
NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS Pete Dunne w/ Tyler Bate!
The Scottish Supernova and British Bruiserweight made their names in the UK, including NXT UK, but where one has needed sidekicks to stay on top, the other has friends who keep him ready for FIGHT NIGHT! Will having The Big Strong Boi in his corner help Butch break Dar? Or will British Strong Style’s one night only reunion not be enough to take the cup?
The introductions are made, the cup is raised, and we see who wins with these four-to-two odds!
The first round begins, Dar and Dunne circle, and fans rally up. The two tie up, are in a deadlock, and Dunne chinbars to wrangle Dar! Dunne then wrenches, wristlocks, but Dar rolls and waistlocks to drag Dunne down. Dar facelocks but Dunne wrenches out to clamp onto the arm. Dunne bends the elbow, Dar fights to his feet, and Dar pulls hair. The ref reprimands but Dar lets off. Dunne ducks the cheap shot to facelock back! Dar wrenches out but Dunne facelocks again! Dar wrenches, Dunne facelocks. Dar wrenches, Dunne avoids the sweep! Dunne fights the waistlock and Dar avoids getting his fingers stomped!
Fans fire up while Dar is frustrated. The two reset, tie up, and Dar headlocks. Dunne powers out, Dar RAMS him but neither falls. Dunne CHOPS! Dar KICKS! And ROUNDHOUSES! Dunne is down and Dar swaggers around while fans boo. Dar drags Dunne up, headlocks, but Dunne powers up and out. Dunne drops down, hurdles over, then drops again to BLAST Dar! Fans fire up as we reach the last minute of this round, and Dunne just shrugs. Dunne drags Dar around, has his arm, and stands on Dar’s head! Dunne pulls on Dar’s arm and bends the fingers! The Meta Four freaks out while Dar shouts in pain, and Dunne STOMPS that arm!
We’re at 30 seconds and Dunne stands Dar up. Dunne tortures Dar’s arm, bends the fingers more, and then SLAPS the hand! We’re under 10 seconds, Dar just endures the rest of the way, and the round is over! But then Dar ELBOWS Dunne!!
Dar: 0; Dunne: 0
Fans boo Dar’s cheap shot and Bate helps Dunne to his corner for the rest period. Meta Four fans Dar off and refreshes him while Dunne shakes out the stars. The second round begins, Dar runs in to CLOBBER Dunne! And EXPLODER! Dar aims, runs in, and SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Dunne hangs tough but Dar stalks him to the apron. Dar drags Dunne up, fans boo, but Dar pulls Dunne through ropes. Dar drops Dunne to KCIK him in the face! Cover, TWO! Dar tells Bate to watch his boy get beat, and then he has Dunne in a corner. Dar goes up, brings Dunne in and throws down elbows!
The ref counts, Dar throws another shot but Dunne grabs thar arm! Dunne hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Dar KICKS, but Dunne comes back to DECK Dar! Dar flounders, Dunne runs in to GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! Dunne snapmares and runs to drop a knee on the arm! Dar writhes and fans rally up as Dunne SHINING WIZARDS! Dar bails out, Bate stays back, and Dunne drags Dar up. Shoutout to The Fella with BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! Fans count all the way to TEN, then past it as Dunne goes to like TWENTY! We’re under a minute, Jakara & Lash distract!
Bate hurries over to stop them, but Oro GAMANGIRIS Dunne! Another cheap shot and Dar runs in, NOVA ROLLA!! Cover, Dar scores!
Dar: 1; Dunne: 0
The Meta Four pays off already, and they help Dar refresh. Will Dunne be able to recover? Or will it be a sweep at this rate?
Round three begins and Dar rushes in, but Dunne dodges! Dunne comes back to JUMP KNEE! But Dar BOOTS in return! Dunne swings, Dar blocks to knee and shove, but Dunne dodges! Both men run, DOUBLE FOREARMS take both men down! The fans fire up and the clock is ticking. Dar drags Dunne up, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES, but Dunne lands on his feet! BUZZSAW! Dunne aims from a corner, but Dar bails out. So Dunne goes up and up, to MOONSAULT Dar down! Meta Four can only watch as Dunne puts Dar in. But then they crowd Dunne and Bate backs him up.
Dunne gets in, drags Dar up but Dar drops to victory roll! TWO, and Dunne SUPERKICKS! Dar wobbles, Dunne goes up, and QUEBRADAS into a KICK! Dar takes Dunne outta the air! Dar gloats, aims, NOVA- FOREARM! Dunne hauls Dar into the pump handle, BITTER END! Cover, Dunne scores!!
Dar: 1; Dunne: 1
And we’re all tied up going into the fourth! Meta Four drags Dar back so he can regain some consciousness while Bate gives Dunne some props. Dunne is ready and he rushes in to CLOBBER Dar to start the new round! Dunne rains down forearms and Meta Four is worried. Dunne might be going for a knockout here! Dar can barely get a guard up, what’s the ref’s decision? Dunne just won’t stop hitting Dar! But then he does at two and a half minutes left. Dar reaches up for the kneebar! But Dunne blocks with an ANKLE LOCK! Dar endures, rolls, trips Dunne into the SLEEPER! Dar also has the body scissors!
But Dunne pries the hold open, and he has the fingers! But Dar lets go to pop Dunne up, into an ARMBAR! Dunne moves around at the two minute spot, to get an ARMBAR! Dar endures, even as Dunne bends fingers! Dar rolls back, mounts, and shifts to a TRIANGLE HOLD! Dunne stays on his feet, stacks Dar, TWO! Dar holds onto the hold, but Dunne STOMPS a hand! Dar lets go, Dunne hauls him up! X PLEX! Cover, TWO! Dar survives and Dunne grows frustrated but Bate coaches him up. We’re at one minute in this round as Dunne drags Dar up. Dunne CHOPS, then CHOPS again! And whips, but Dar reverses.
Dunne goes up but Dar KICKS the legs out! Dunne lands hard, Dar hauls him up, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! We’re at 30 seconds and Dar is freaking out. Dar drags Dunne to ropes, taunts Bate, and then he goes up the corner. But Dunne catches Dar’s leap into a TRIANGLE HOLD of his own!! We’re under 15, then the ten second warning! Dar endures, even as Dunne pulls on his arm! Dar is out, but the bell rings first!!
Dar: 1; Dunne: 1
Lash has to drag Dar’s ragdoll body to the corner, he was truly saved by the bell! But that means we’re in the fifth, there’s still time to fight! Dar is dazed as he sits up, but he shakes his head. Dunne storms up to CHOP! Dar staggers, but he ROCKS Dunne! Dunne CHOPS Dar! Dar KICKS! Dunne CHOPS! Dar JABS! Dunne CHOPS! Dar KICKS, KICKS and wobbles, but Dunne CHOPS him again! And again! And again! MACHINE GUN CHOPS!! The fans are thunderous, Meta Four is furious, but Dunne lets off. Dunne hauls Dar up to reel him in, pump handle and- KNEE from Dar! And another knee! And another!
Dunne falls at the two minute mark but he rises again. Dar blocks a kick to BACK ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Dunne is still in this and Dar is speechless! That’s a first. Dar talks it out with Meta Four, there’s 90 seconds left. Dar goes to a corner, he mocks the fans who rally for Dunne, and Dar goes up a corner. But Dunne GAMANGIRIS first! Dunne then climbs up after Dar, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! We’re under a minute as Dar holds on! Meta Four calms down as Dar crawls to the apron. Fans rally for the Bruiserweight as he goes out after Dar. Dunne runs up to boot, but Dar blocks to QUESTION MARK KICK!
Dar reels Dunne in, APRON BRAINBUSTER!! Lash helps Dar back into the ring to cover, TWO!!! Dunne is still in this and we’re at the ten second warning! Dunne gets Dar’s fingers!! The clock hits zero first, but Dunne STOMPS Dar’s hand!! That’s karma for Dar! We got into the sixth round, will this end in regulation? Or will we need overtime?
Dar: 1; Dunne: 1
Lash bandages Dar’s fingers, those might be broken after what Dunne did to them. No pinkies out after this, though. The round starts, Dunne gets that arm but Dar fires shots! He and Dunne go forearm for forearm and the fans are thunderous! Dunne fires off fast hands from all sides! But Dar guards to BACK ELBOW! And BACKHAND! And- NO, Dunne dodges to SNAP GERMAN! And STOMP the hands! And BUZZSAW! Fans fire up but Dar distracts the ref and Oro CHEAP SHOT ENZIGURIS Dunne!! How’d the ref miss that?! Dar runs up to take the mouthpiece away! Dar runs, to NOVA ROLLA!!! Cover, TWO?!?!
Fans are thunderous and even Bate is surprised that Dunne survives! Bate CLOBBERS Oro!! Bate fires off on Main Man Mensah, Dunne puts Bop up to BANG! TYELR DRIVER!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Dar survives but Dunne won’t stop! BITTER- NO, Dar shifts to takedown into CHAMPAGNE SUPER KNEEBAR IN THE SKY! But Dunne slips out, to have the arm! And fingers! SNAP!!! Then BITTER END!!! Cover, TWO!??!? HOW?! But then ARMBAR!!! We hit the one minute mark! Dar has to endure, but wait! GALLUS JUMPS BATE!! They hate Bate and Dunne for making it here over Joe Coffey!
But then Dunne PLANCHAS to take out Gallus!! Fans are thunderous as Dunne hurries in! Dar runs up but into a BOOT! Jakara & Lash distract! ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS!! The Iron King screws the man who beat him, and Dar covers! Dar wins!!
Winner: Noam Dar, by pinfall (still NXT Heritage Cup Champion)
With 30 seconds in regulation, Dar wins, but not even because of Meta Four! It was the Gallus Boys who helped Dar stay on top! That’s a 7v2 fight, who COULD win that? Will there be justice for the Bruiserweight? Or is the Scottish Supernova moving on to screw over someone else?
NXT brings back some holiday specials!
Firstly, Halloween Havoc will be a TWO WEEK SPECIAL! Tuesday, October 24th, and of course Tuesday, October 31st, will be spooky scary sports entertainment! Then NXT Deadline returns December 9th to be the final Premium Live Event of WWE’s 2023! Will you be ready for the holiday season?
NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes VS Ilja Dragunov!
Whether or not there was controversy at The Great American Bash is really a matter of opinion. If you ask HIM, there is none, but he’s willing to take on the Mad Dragon again to clear the air. Will Melo still not miss? Or will the NXT Champion finally be UNBESIEGBAR?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and tonight, we witness the truth!
The bell rings and fans rally for “MEL~O! MEL~O!” The two rush in and Dragunov BOOTS Melo down! Dragunov stand Melo up to put him in a corner and CHOP! Fans fire up, Dragunov BOOTS Melo again! Melo fires a forearm but Dragunov KNEES low and CLUBS him down! And then KNEES him down! Fans fire up as Dragunov eggs Melo on. Dragunov stomps away at the ropes, then drags Melo up to CHOP down! Dragunov grins as he shakes out his hand. Melo sputters and sits up but Dragunov brings him up. Dragunov CHOPS Melo to a corner, stomps him and CLUBS him, and CHOPS him again!
Fans fire up as Dragunov brings Melo around and waistlocks. Melo fights the lift, throws elbows, but Dragunov CLUBS him again! Dragunov TOSSES Melo to the apron, then runs in to BOOT him down! Fans fire up with Dragunov while Melo checks his chin. Melo rises up, slides in, and he TACKLES Dragunov! Fans fire up as Melo rains down fists! Melo lets off to KICK Dragunov, CLUB him and CHOP him! Melo has Dragunov in a corner to CHOP! Melo brings Dragunov around, CLUBS him again, then storms up in another corner. Melo RAMS into Dragunov and fires off shots!
The ref counts, Melo lets off, but he brings Dragunov up to whip corner to corner. Melo runs in to forearm smash, then he runs, but Dragunov avoids the Fade Away to CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Fans fire up with Dragunov, he covers, TWO! Melo hangs tough but Dragunov SENTONS! Dragunov puts Melo in a corner, and MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Fans fire up and Melo sits down, but Dragunov won’t let off! Dragunov runs side to side to BLINDSIDE BOOT WASH! Melo flops down and Dragunov covers, TWO! Dragunov drags Melo up, facelocks, and he grinds Melo down. Fans rally but Dragunov KNEES Melo!
Dragunov looms over Melo while fans fire up. Dragunov kicks Melo, almost taunting him. Dragunov stands Melo up to CLUB him, then CHOPS him down! Then BOOTS him against ropes! Dragunov says Melo needs to bring more to this fight. Dragunov CLUBS Melo again and again, then CHOPS! Fans rally and Melo fires back on Dragunov! But Dragunov BACKHANDS Melo down! Melo is dazed and Dragunov shakes his head. Dragunov stands, paces around, and then drops a knee on Melo’s head! Melo sits up, and Dragunov SLAPS him! And CHOPS him! And SLAPS him again! Melo leans against ropes as Dragunov eggs him on.
Dragunov CLUBS Melo against the ropes! Dragunov puts some stank on the CHOP to the back! Melo writhes but Dragunov storms around him. Fans fire up, Dragunov stands Melo up in a corner, and Dragunov MACHINE GUN CHOPS again! Melo sits down but Dragunov stands him up, to MACHINE GUN CHOP again! The ref counts but Dragunov spins, but Melo blocks the backhand! Melo glares at Dragunov and fans fire up! Melo CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Melo backs Dragunov down and gives him even more CHOPS! Melo lets off, then SLAPS Dragunov! Melo brings Dragunov up but Dragunov ROCKS Melo!
Dragunov fires boxing elbows, then a SLAP! Melo wobbles, rebounds, and SLAPS Dragunov! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fans love “NXT! NXT!” for this one! Dragunov and Melo rise, and Melo kicks Dragunov! And kicks him again! Dragunov kicks back, they kick each other, and the fans are dueling! Dragunov shakes his head as he rises up, and he CLUBS Melo down! And again! Melo hits back! They’re just throwing wild shots! Dragunov CHOPS, Melo forearms, they just keep going! UPPERCUT! ROUNDHOUSE! CHOP! Melo fires forearm after forearm but Dragunov JUMP KICKS!
But Melo tilt-o-whirls! Dragunov slips free but Melo ENZIGURIS! Melo runs, springboards, FADE AWAY DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov is still in this but Melo still has shots to give. Melo watches Dragunov rise, “This is Awesome!” as Melo lines up another shot. Melo runs in but Dragunov denies the tilt-o-whirl! DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! And Dragunov holds on! ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov still holds on! Fans are thunderous as Dragunov drags Melo up, but Melo pries at the waistlock! Melo breaks the grip, switches, but Dragunov shifts around to throw down elbows! Dragunov runs, but Melo dodges the Constantine to LA MYSTICA! Cover, TWO!!
Dragunov survives and Melo is beside himself! Fans are losing their minds over how close that was, and Melo pounds the mat. Fans rally, Dragunov stirs and reaches out at Melo. Melo CLUBS Dragunov, drags him by an arm, and stomps away on Dragunov’s face! Fans fire up as Melo shows that intensity! Melo goes to a corner, aims as Dragunov rises, and runs in, but Dragunov blocks the boot! Melo SLAPS Dragunov but Dragunov KNEES low, KNEES him again, and then backs up. Dragunov runs in to KNEE Melo down! Then he hauls Melo up, reels him in, and hits a POWERBOMB! Fans fire up while both men are down!
Melo and Dragunov end up in opposite corners, and fans again chant for “NXT! NXT!” Dragunov drags himself up, but on the outside of the corner. Dragunov goes up, blows a kiss to Melo, and goes COAST- NO, First 48! But wait, Dragunov blocks that to haul Melo up! Fireman’s carry and CORNER DEATH VALLEY!! The ref checks Melo while fans lose their minds all over again! Dragunov resets, goes up again, and goes COAST2COAST!! Direct hit this time! Cover, TWO?!? Melo survives and Dragunov is shocked! “This is Awesome!” as both men slowly rise up. Dragunov drags Melo up, puts him in a corner, and then hauls him to the top rope.
Melo throws a forearm! And a HEADBUTT! And another HEADBUTT! Dragunov falls down, and Melo shakes out the stars. Melo adjusts, but Dragunov stands to SLAP him down! Melo is on the apron now, and Dragunov drags him back up. Dragunov climbs the corner, brings Melo up, and he deadlift SUPERPLEXES!! And a roll through!? To go to the corner and take aim again! But the FIRST 48 get him! BUT FALLING FOREARM ON THE RETURN!! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives the hammering but Dragunov drags him to a drop zone. The fans are dueling as hard as they can as Dragunov goes up the corner!
Dragunov powers up, for the SUPER FALLING FOREARM!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Melo survives and no one can believe it!! Dragunov is pulling at his hair, the fans are losing their minds, how is Melo doing this? Dragunov shakes his head, goes back to the corner, and fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end. “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!” SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!!! Dragunov survives the counter and now Melo can’t believe it! But the fans are loving “NXT! NXT!” Dragunov goes to ropes, Melo flounders after him. Melo follows Dragunov to the apron, and Dragunov kicks him for it! So Melo kicks back!
Fans rally as both men sit up on the edge, and Dragunov SLAPS! And SLAPS! Melo forearms, Dragunov forearms, they brawl on the edge! Melo hammers away, then he facelocks! Melo drags Dragunov up, to SUPLEX CUTTER to the floor!! The ref checks both men as they writhe at the ramp! “This is Awesome!” as both men are able to continue. The ring count begins as Melo drags Dragunov up, and Melo puts Dragunov in at 4 of 10. Melo drags himself in at 7 and then goes up the corner. Melo aims, NOTHING BUT- LARIAT!!! Dragunov may’ve hurt his own arm swatting that three pointer, but he goes to the corner anyway!
Fans rally up as Dragunov climbs. SUPER FALLING FOREARM!!! Cover, DRAGUNOV WINS!!!
Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall (NEW NXT Champion)
Melo didn’t miss, he just got blocked, countered, and dunked on! Even Dragunov needs the ref to tell him it’s real! The Mad Dragon is finally the Czar of NXT!! Will this truly be the Era of UNBESIEGBAR? But he does show respect to Melo by helping him stand up. They shake hands and even hug! But now that he has lost the title, what is next for HIM?
The 2023 NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament is set!
Jakara Jackson, Karmen Petrovic, Lola Vice, Jaida Parker, Izzi Dame, Dani Palmer, Kelani Jordan and Arianna Grace are ready for a fight, but who will break out and break through to a title opportunity? The tournament starts this Tuesday! Speaking of Tuesday…
Gigi Dolin and Blair Davenport WILL have their grudge match! Will the Toxic Avenger bring down the Ichiban Gaijin? And after Gallus screwed Dunne over, we get even more British Strong Style back together as Dunne & Bate take on Wolfgang & Mark Coffey!
NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Becky Lynch VS Tiffany Stratton!
The Man only came back to NXT because a certain someone couldn’t help but put her foot in her mouth. Big Time Becks took Tiffany to task and took this title, and now she’s the Grand Slam Man! However, Tiffy says her time isn’t up, and she demanded this rematch. Will Tiffany use anything and everything to become a two-time champion? Or will she regret picking this fight even more than she did the first time?
Becky sees Tiffany has brass knuckles on her fist (incorrectly, by the way), so she says hold on, she’s got something. Becky goes and gets a shopping cart full of hardcore goodies! Tiffy runs up, Becky SMACKS her with a kendo stick, and the match is on! Becky uses a trash can lid to JAM Tiff, SMACK Tiff, then she gets a chair to do the same! JAM! SMACK! Tiff writhes and fans fire up as Becky gets… a hardhat? HARDHAT HEADBUTT! And another! Fans cheer as Becky gets the kendo stick again to SMACK Tiff on the hips! And SMACK again and again and again! Tiff hops the barriers but Becky chases her down!
Becky goes after Tiff up the bleachers, and fans fire up even more! Becky SMACKS Tiff off the handrail! They keep going higher and higher, Tiff hits more railing, and Becky even high-fives fans along the way. Becky pulls Tiff’s arm through railing, but Tiff ROCKS Becky with the other! Tiff pulls Becky through railing, but a fan lets Becky borrow his chain necklace to SMACK Tiff with! Becky SPANKS Tiff with it, too! Becky CLUBS Tiff, they go to the very top, and Becky hits a GOLD CHAIN FIST DROP! Tiff staggers her way back down the steps and Becky SMACKS her around with the chain some more!
Tiff hits back with forearms, busted open on an eyebrow. Becky SMACKS Tiff again, fans behind her the whole way! Becky CLUBS Tiff back to ground level, keeps her moving, and SMACKS her off more railing! Becky then SMACKS Tiff off barriers, DUMPS her over, and fans fire up as Becky goes up. AX- NO, Tiffy strikes back with a kendo stick! Tiff RAMS Becky into steel steps! Tiff pulls the steps apart, to RAM Becky down! Becky leans against barriers, Tiffy wipes the blood from her forehead, and then she snap suplexes Becky to the floor! Tiffy dusts herself off but fans rally for Becky. Tiff drags Becky into the ring and stalks her to ropes.
Tiff runs in to HIP ATTACK! Fans chant “WE WANT TABLES!” but Tiff DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Tiff says if the fans want tables, then okay. Tiff goes out, looks under the ring, and she brings out a table! Just to put it back in! Fans boo but Tiff stomps Becky. Tiff CHOKES Becky on the ropes, then YANKS the ropes to jam her up! Tiff goes out, looks under the ring, and she brings out a toolbox! Tiff JAMS Becky with the box! And then she opens the box to bring out a WRENCH! Tiff JAMS Becky again!! Then Tiff gets a crowbar, to CLUB Becky with it! Tiff keeps going, and now she has a steel chain of her own!
Tiff wraps her fist up to STEEL CHAIN PUNCH Becky down! Becky sputters, Tiffy gets a hammer! But Becky dodges, kicks low, and she has the hammer! Tiff dodges, kicks low and then whips. Tiff scoops but Becky slips through, only for Tiff to SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Tiff snarls and she dumps the toolbox out. Tiff isn’t interested in what is left, nor in tables like the fans want. Tiff gets a chair instead, storms in the ring, and she SMACKS Becky! Tiff wedges the chair into the corner, gives it a kiss for luck, but Becky ROCKS her! And ROCKS her again! And then whips, but Tiff reverses! Becky stops herself to ELBOW Tiff!
Becky goes up and up and CROSSBODIES, but Tiff rolls through! Tiff picks Becky up to pop her up, but Becky slips free! Becky RAMS Tiff into the chair! Then hits a BECKSPLODER! Becky runs in at the corner, Tiffy puts her on the apron but Becky ROCKS Tiff first! Becky climbs to MISSILE DROPKICK! Tiff flounders out of the ring so Becky WRECKS her with a dropkick! Becky goes out, aims from the apron, and AX HANDLES Tiff down! Becky goes back to her shopping cart, to RAM Tiff with the shopping cart! Then Becky pushes Tiff into the cart to take her for a ride! They RAM right into the steel steps!
Becky dumps Tiff out of the cart, puts her in the ring, and she fetches that little black bag she left behind. Fans fire up, having an idea what’s in that! Becky dumps the bag out to reveal… BARBIE DOLLS!? Well, not what anyone expected but this is Becky sending a message to Tiff. MAN- NO, Tiff slips free, shoves and scoops, but Becky slips out! REVERSE DDT onto the dolls! Cover, TWO! Becky CLUBS away on Tiff, SMACKS her with dolls, then pushes her out of the ring. Tiff hurries away but Becky throws doll parts at her! Tiff uses the trash can lid as a shield! Becky keeps throwing heat, though!
Tiff says what the hecc! She then SMACKS Becky with the lid! Tiff hurries to look under the ring, and she brings out the trash can itself! Tiff CHUCKS that, Becky dodges, and then ROCKS Tiff! Becky fires off on Tiff in the ropes, then gets the can to put it around Tiff! Fans fire up as Becky goes up a corner, to GUILLOTINE LEG DROP on the can! Becky then goes up top, to- NO, Becky dodges the leg drop! Tiff JAMS Becky, JAMS her again, then SPIENBUSTERS on the trash can! Cover, TWO!! Becky is still in this and fans rally up. Becky clutches her arm while Tiff bails out. Tiff looks under the ring, and she brings out another chair!
Tiff keeps looking, she brings out more chairs! Fans boo as Tiff has about half a dozen chairs now, all in a pile. Tiff drags Becky up and over, but Becky fights the bomb! Becky slips free to BUTTERFLY PLEX onto the chairs! And then an ARMBAR!! Tiff endures, flails, kicks around, rolls under the ropes and to the floor, to then drag Becky out! POWERBOMB on the steel steps!! Becky writhes but Tiff hauls her up. Tiff puts Becky in, covers, TWO!! Becky is still in this and Tiffy grows frustrated. Tiff gets that chair she wedged in the corner, sets it aside, and then goes up, but Becky follows! They brawl up top!
Tiff SMACKS Becky off buckles, DECKS her to the floor, then goes out after her. Tiff storms up to swing, but into a BECKSPLODER into barriers! Fans fire up as Becky snarls and storms around. Becky looks under the ring, and she brings out a TABLE! Fans are loving this now! The Man sets the table, but Tiff SMACKS her with a kendo stick! And sends her into barriers! Tiffy takes the table for her own, but not for the fans but for herself. Tiff then looks for Becky, but where’d Becky go? Becky has a fire extinguisher! And she BLASTS Tiff with it!! And then she has a barbed wire bat!! That’s a different kind of Barbie!
Becky SMACKS Tiff with the bat! Tiff dodges and the bat hits post! Tiff kicks Becks, then ROLLING SENTONS! Tiff goes up the apron, to PRETTIEST- NO, Becky catches Tiff, but Tiff RANAS! And DISCUS LARIATS! Tiff snarls, handsprings, and ELBOWS Becky through barriers! Fans lose their minds as these two crash into the timekeeper’s area! Tiff drags Becky up, but Becky POSTS her! And then TOSSES her onto the desk! Fans fire up as Becky makes sure Tiff is in the right place, and she even joins Tiff! Becky hauls Tiff up, but Tiff fights the slam! Tiff HEADBUTTS Becky into sitting in an armchair! Tiff CANNONBALLS and bowls Becky over through more barriers!
Tiff hauls Becky up, brings her to the table and puts her on the wood! Fans are torn as Tiff goes up the corner! Tiff aims, for a SUPER TIFFY SWANTON!!! The table barely breaks, but fans lose their minds all the same! Tiff puts Becky in the ring, goes to another corner, and she TIFFY SWANTONS again!! Cover, TWO?!?! Becky survives and Tiffy can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” as both women are down! Becky crawls around the way, Tiff pursues, and then goes up the corner again!? ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! But Becky dodges! MANHANDLE SLAM to the floor!! Becky pushes Tiff back in, covers, TWO?!?!?
Fans are thunderous and Becky is shocked, but Tiff is showing that toughness! Becky says okay, DISARM-HER!! Tiff fights around, rolls Becky up, TWO!! Tiff fireman’s carries, FULL METAL ROLLING SENTON!! PRETTIEST MOONSAULT FLOPS!!! Becky hauls Tiff in, FULL METAL MANHANDLE SLAM!!! Cover, Becky wins!!!
Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)
That Extreme Rules match was one for the ages! But in the end, this is still N-BEX-T!! Tiffy still needs time to get ready for The Big Time, but Becky’s got little time to rest! Tegan Nox gets her shot this Monday Night Raw, will The Man be ready for the Girl with the Shiniest Wizard?
Trick Melo Gang regroups backstage.
Melo apologizes, he really thought he had Dragunov. Trick says it’s nothing to apologize for. Melo fought his heart out, that was incredible! It doesn’t matter what anyone says, Melo is still HIM. They hug it out, and Melo thanks Trick for the support. But now with Trick as a champion and Melo out in the cold, will that affect their friendship dynamic? Or will Trick Melo Gang always be here?
What an amazing night for NXT! A little upset they threw a kickoff match in outta nowhere, but of course Blair won. And of course Gigi rushed out to go after Blair as payback for Tuesday, but it didn’t really add much to their build as far as I’m concerned. But I suppose it is still good of them to give Blair and Kelani this match so they can get that PLE money. Great reference to WWF No Mercy for the N64 in the cold open video, and then great opener from Bron VS Corbin. Von didn’t make a triumphant return but Robert Stone getting involved was a great move. This surely shifts things back to Bron VS Von going towards Halloween Havoc now.
Dom VS Trick with Dragon Lee was really good stuff, and I didn’t think they’d do two ref bumps in one match. Still a shame Ali didn’t get to be in this match as intended, but I feel like this ended up an easy plug ‘n’ play where Trick was in the same position. So on one hand, Ali would’ve gotten his first title in WWE but WWE/TKO didn’t give a crap and cut him. But on the other, this is going to be great for Trick’s story with Melo. And something tells me Gacy will want after Trick now that Trick is champion since Trick’s win got him to this position. Gacy disbanding The Schism once and for all was quite a surprise, guess they don’t wanna bring in new members to replace The Dyad.
Awesome Fatal 4 Way Tag, it really brought things back to the Black ‘n’ Gold Era of NXT. Gotta love Ivy Nile clobbering Reggie and that quadruple superplex. Pleasantly surprised Tony & Stacks retained, but I would think we see plenty of feuding between the other teams to determine contenders for Halloween Havoc and beyond. Speaking of which, a two week special of Halloween Havoc is awesome, can’t wait to see how they raise the bar on that. Tyler Bate backing Dunne up against Dar was great, mostly because it was what I wanted to see. Too bad Trent Seven isn’t with WWE because they could’ve used him out there. And also could use him against Gallus, but oh well. Dar retains because more Heels help him, maybe he’s destined to face Nathan Frazer one last time to settle things.
Melo VS Dragunov was a great revisit from Great American Bash, but what a great move for Dragunov to win out. Personally, Dragunov should’ve been NXT Champion as early as Worlds Collide when the NXT brands and titles unified. But now he is champion, he is going to have an awesome reign, and we can see how Trick Melo Gang reacts to Trick being the champion when Melo isn’t. And then that NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules match proved itself worthy of being the main event. Becky had a great career retrospective entrance, referenced a lot of that on her shirt, even sneaking “Bray” on the side as tribute to Windham Rotunda, and then brought out a barbed wire bat to shout out Mick Foley.
And then, with all that given to Becky, I’m a little surprised she still won! But now Becky VS Tegan is set for Monday to help elevate Tegan and the NXT Women’s title. Feels like possibilities are still pretty open for Becky, and who knows what comes out of this year’s Women’s Breakout Tournament. There’s some intrigue back in NXT, hopefully it gets eyes on the product like was going on before that NXT 2.0 as written by Vince debacle.
My Score: 9.2/10
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