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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (10/31/19)

Happy Halloween from NXT UK!

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NEW NXT UK

Will tonight’s debut be a trick or treat?

The Spanish Ace debuts for NXT UK on All Hallow’s Eve, while the IRISH Ace faces Dave Mastiff! Will it be Aces high? Or will the Bomber at least trump Jordan Devlin?

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Rhea Ripley & Piper Niven VS Jazzy Gabert & Jinny; Ripley & Niven win.
  • A-Kid VS Kassius Ohno; A-Kid wins.
  • Roy Johnson VS Joseph Conners; Conners wins.
  • Jordan Devlin VS Dave Mastiff; Devlin wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Rhea Ripley & Piper Niven VS Jazzy Gabert & Jinny!

The Mosh Pit Kid and the Scottish Viper are still heated rivals, but they’re willing to put that aside to put the Alpha Female and Spoiled Princess in their place! Will this duo of dominant forces be enough to overpower this combination of brawn, brains and beauty?

The teams sort out and each team seems to take a moment to talk things out. In the end, it is Piper and Jinny that start and fans rally up. Jinny circles with Piper but Jazzy distracts with trash talk. But Piper still sees Jinny coming and runs her over! And then CHOPS her down! Piper scoop slams Jinny down, and Rhea is impressed. Piper stands on Jinny as a cover, TWO. Piper tags in Rhea and fans are rallying as Rhea throws clotheslines on Jinny over and over. Rhea even gives Piper a ripcord lariat! Jinny bails out and is furious, but Rhea goes out to stalk up behind Jinny. Piper also drops down, and Jinny finds herself flanked by some fierce females. Rhea kicks Jinny low, then scoops Jinny to bring her up the stairs. Rhea tosses Jinny inside the ring! Jinny flounders but Rhea keeps between her and Jazzy.

Rhea whips Jinny corner to corner hard, then back the other way. Rhea catches Jinny to a cravat for a knee, then hits a basement dropkick! Rhea keeps Jinny away from Jazzy and wraps on a headlock. Jinny kicks at Piper, and then pulls hair! Jazzy gets a cheap shot in, but Rhea shoves her back. Jazzy ROCKS Rhea harder, and then Jinny decks her with a kick! Jinny clubs away on Rhea then tags Jazzy. Jazzy snapmares Rhea down and then clubs away! Cover, TWO! The fans and Piper rally for Rhea but Jinny tags back in. Jinny and Jazzy mug Rhea, then Jinny cravats to a high kick! Cover, ONE! Jinny is seething but her kick misses and Rhea rolls her up! TWO, and Jinny swings around to an Octopus! She claws Rhea’s arm! Fans rally as Rhea walks towards Piper, but Jinny drops down to SLAP away on Rhea’s face, and DECK her with a right! But Rhea KICKS back from the mat!

Both women are down and fans rally up! Jinny and Rhea crawl, hot tags to Jazzy and Piper! Piper the Viper rallies and rams the Alpha Female, but Jazzy stays up. Until Piper crossbodies! Jinny runs in but gets scoop slammed onto Jazzy! Piper sentons them both! Piper throws Jinny out while Jazzy gets to a corner. Piper runs in but into a SPEAR! Rhea breaks the cover! Jinny returns to ROUNDHOUSE Rhea! Piper headbutts Jinny, then catches Jazzy for a SAIDO! Rhea hobbles up and stands with Piper. Jinny and Jazzy are together outside, and Rhea shrugs. Rhea FLIES! She wipes out Jinny and Jazzy, but also falls pretty hard on her own! But she gets right back up and is roaring!! Rhea sends Jazzy in for Piper, who hauls Jazzy up to a Michinoku Driver! Cover, Piper and Rhea win!!

Winners: Piper Niven & Rhea Ripley, Piper pinning

And the powerhouses put away the Spoiled Alphas! There is respect now between them, will we see them team up again?

 

A-Kid VS Kassius Ohno!

The first Spanish-born superstar is here! But he’s got a killer pop quiz in the Knockout Artist for his debut! Will A-Kid get an A or a KO for Halloween?

The bell rings and Ohno doesn’t seem to take A-Kid seriously. A-Kid dares Ohno to bring it and fans are all fired up. Ohno and A-Kid tie up, and Ohno holds him off with one arm! A-Kid spins through to get up, and the two circle again. Ohno spins through to wrench and bring A-Kid down. A-Kid endures and reaches up but can’t headscissor. Fans rally and A-Kid keeps working, and manages a ghost pin! TWO, and Ohno backs off. Ohno and A-Kid tie up again, and A-Kid headlocks. Ohno stands up to lift A-Kid, but A-Kid holds tight as he works to power out. Ohno rolls around but A-Kid holds tight still. But then Ohno pries him off with a headscissors! A-Kid bridges as Ohno cranks on him, and then moves around to turn Ohno over! A-Kid has the leglock! He grabs arms for Cattle Mutilation! But Ohno rolls it off, stands up and throws A-Kid off.

Ohno smothers A-Kid in the corner to whip him corner to corner, but A-Kid leaps up and leaps again to arm-drag! And then leaps to dropkick! Ohno stays up but A-Kid dropkicks a leg out! Ohno throws a wristband to distract the ref, and he gets away with a throat chop! Ohno then snapmares A-Kid and drops a knee right on A-Kid’s head! Ohno grabs A-Kid’s arms and wrenches back, but fans rally up. A-Kid fights his way up but Ohno wrenches harder. Ohno gets A-Kid in a cobra clutch but A-Kid endures. A-Kid pries his way out but Ohno waistlocks and lifts to cradle, yoyo and senton onto A-Kid! Cover, TWO! A-Kid is proving tougher than the Wrestling Genius calculated. Ohno grabs A-Kid’s hands for knuckle locks and makes a cover, ONE as A-Kid gets an arm up. Ohno forces A-Kid back down, TWO, so Ohno tries again. A-Kid keeps getting his shoulders up, and then powers up!

Fans rally as A-Kid gets up. Ohno goes to squash A-Kid but A-Kid blocks and pushes back. A-Kid leaps up and huricanranas Ohno away! Fans are fired up as A-Kid throws forearms! And a dropkick! Ohno stays up and then dodges the second dropkick, but his senton gets caught into an armbar! But Ohno gets a ropebreak! A-Kid lets up, dodges Ohno’s boot, and rolls him up! TWO, and Ohno spins, into an armbar takedown! Ohno sits up and A-Kid holds tight, trying for a triangle now. Ohno makes it a cover, TWO as A-Kid gets a shoulder up. Ohno dead lifts and puts A-Kid on the ropes, for a guillotine catapult! A-Kid flops out of the ring, gasping for air, but Ohno also needs to catch his breath. Ohno goes out to fetch A-Kid and brings him up for a SLAPPING haymaker! The ring count reaches five as A-Kid CHOPS back! Ohno DECKS A-Kid then throws A-Kid at the ring at 8! A-Kid tiger feint kicks Ohno away and gets in, OHNO IS COUNTED OUT! A-Kid wins!!

Winner: A-Kid, by count out

Amazing! A-Kid outsmarts Ohno! But then Ohno is a sore loser and clobbers A-Kid from behind! The Wrestling Genius doesn’t like being made to look a fool, and he stomps A-Kid down! “Who do you think you are, huh!?” Ohno cravats A-Kid hard in the Kassius Klutch! But Tyler Bate runs out to save A-Kid! Bate whips, Ohno reverses, but Ohno bails out before Bate can lariat on the rebound! Fans sing for Bate as he stays by A-Kid’s side. The Big Strong Boy helps A-Kid up, but will Ohno get even with them both in time?

 

NXT UK shares interview footage with Killer Kelly.

Earlier this week, Double K was asked about when she’ll return to the ring. Kelly has waited four months and she’s finally cleared again. But apparently, she needs to pick a fight with someone first. And that’s when she spots Isla Dawn. She puts the mouth guard in and goes hunting.

 

Roy Johnson VS Joseph Conners!

Big Wavy is back in NXT UK! He isn’t a shiny new toy, but that doesn’t mean the Righteous Killer will take kindly to him. Which one of these NXT UK originals gets a win on All Hallow’s Eve?

The bell rings and Conners says he “remembers” Johnson, and sarcastically says “welcome back.” Fans remember, too, and cheer for “Big Wavy! Big Wavy!” Johnson and Conners tie up. Johnson holds pat so Conners breaks off. They go again and Conners waistlocks, but Johnson bucks him off. They speed up and Johnson runs Conners over! Fans cheer and Johnson does a dance, but Conners runs in. Johnson dodges to forearm and whip but Conners reverses to LARIAT! Conners throws Johnson into buckles and then throws big body shots! The ref counts and backs Conners off at 4. Fans boo as Conners comes back to stomp away. Conners drags Johnson up to bump him off buckles again, and then brings him around towards the post.

Conners pulls Johnson against the post Bow ‘n’ Arrow style, but lets up at 4, to basement dropkick him deeper in! “Nice ta see ya, Roy!” Conners shouts as he dropkicks again! The ref checks on Johnson as Conners hits a third! Conners shouts “This is MINE!” as Johnson falls to the floor. Conners puts Johnson in on the apron to CLUB away on his back! Conners rams Johnson into the edge then shoves him into the ring. “What do you think, Nigel? Am I good enough?” Conners wants to know the British icon’s opinion, and Nigel says Conners is doing just fine. Conners whips but Johnson holds ropes to hold it off. Conners clubs and whips but Johnson reverses to forearm smash! Johnson whips to hit a back elbow! Fans fire up as Johnson hits a corner clothesline, and a backbreaker!

Fans cheer as the straps come down and Johnson lifts Conners up. Johnson scoops but Conners rakes eyes to basement bulldog into buckles! Last Chancery Snap! Then, DON’T LOOK DOWN! Cover, Conners wins!

Winner: Joseph Conners, by pinfall

Conners sarcastically pats Johnson on the shoulder as he again talks to the imaginary person in the buckle pad. Did Conners just send Big Wavy back to the bench? Is Conners himself just going up towards the title?

 

Kay Lee Ray is here!

The NXT UK Women’s Champion barely lets Joseph Conners finish leaving as she makes her own entrance. The Lethal Lass goes to the ring and gets a mic to say, “NXT UK Universe, your day is about to get so much better” now that she’s here. KLR says today is even better because there’s no Toni Storm! Toni is just gone and disappeared, because KLR has the title. And Toni doesn’t have any friends in the back to be upset about it, so that’s the last of Toni in NXT UK.

But speaking of the locker room, KLR thinks it’s hilarious her name is coming out of the the mouth of the blue-eyed, blue-haired little Xia Brookside. Fans start chanting and that gets on KLR’s nerves. KLR says Xia thinks KLR cost her the title shot because of that Women’s Battle Royal. And that KLR cheated to win? In reality, KLR is just smarter. KLR is a realist, and “while that little girl was crying,” KLR did what she could never do, and what no one backstage will always fail to do: become NXT UK Women’s Champion. Whether or not anyone else will ever be champion, one thing is true: the Lightning From Down Under has just been gone. Will Toni Storm ever return? Or will KLR reign forever?

 

Gallus speaks.

“Is it recording? Listen to this.” Mark Coffey says that Gallus made a statement and got a big score for the firm. Imperium needs to take note that they don’t have all the gold. This is Gallus’ kingdom, and Imperium just lives in it. Next week, big brother Joe Coffey will make his return to the ring, and get another big score for the firm. This is STILL their kingdom. But will Joe get a big win towards facing “big jolly Wally” for the United Kingdom Championship?

 

Jordan Devlin VS Dave Mastiff!

The Irish Ace claims to be the biggest star on the brand, but the Bomber from Black Country disagrees. With Walter waiting for someone to be worthy of challenging him, will the winner of this match be one step closer to challenging the Ring General?

Devlin attacks just seconds before the bell! He and Mastiff brawl and Mastiff makes him pay for it. Mastiff whips to the corner but Devlin slides out. Devlin grins, but Mastiff chases after. They get back in the ring and Devlin stomps, but Mastiff has his foot! Devlin SLAPS Mastiff, but Mastiff just grins. Mastiff flips Devlin then whips him to back drop him! Devlin begs Mastiff to wait, but Mastiff sees the sucker punch coming and SLAPS Devlin down first. Mastiff rains down elbows, then stomps Devlin down. Mastiff drags Devlin up and throws a big European Uppercut! Devlin ends up in a corner, but Mastiff TOSSES Devlin across the way! Mastiff runs in but Devlin boots him. Devlin hops up but Mastiff grabs him with both hands! Devlin hotshots Mastiff’s arm on the rope! Devlin hurries in to get the arm again, for another hotshot!

Mastiff shakes out the arm but Devlin is on him with a wrench. Devlin wrings Mastiff out to the mat then hits the standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Devlin keeps his cool as Mastiff works on his arm. Devlin drives elbows into Mastiff’s face then stalks him to the corner. The ref counts but Devlin laces the arm on the ropes to pull. Devlin lets up to then stomp and yank the arm. Devlin brings Mastiff out for a double knee strike! Devlin has the bad arm and stands on Mastiff’s head as he pulls! And then Devlin falls back to yank on the arm more! Fans rally up for Mastiff but Devlin stands on Mastiff’s face again. Devlin pulls on the arm and yanks the arm again! Fans boo but Devlin soaks up the heat. Devlin elbows Mastiff in the face again, and then wrenches to wring Mastiff out again. Devlin drops a leg on the arm for a short-arm scissors. Mastiff endures and fans rally up.

Mastiff throws big haymakers but Devlin just wrenches tighter! Mastiff keeps his shoulder up so it isn’t also a cover, and he fights back with more haymakers. Devlin pulls harder on the arm scissor again, but Mastiff refuses to quit. Fans rally and Mastiff works his way up and around! He has a cover, TWO, and he dead lifts to an electric chair drop! Both men are down but fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” Devlin slowly rises and gets to ropes. Devlin comes back to throw a big right! Mastiff gives it back, so Devlin hits again. They brawl back and forth, but Mastiff ROCKS Devlin! Devlin runs in, but gets caught! Mastiff holds him there, to then shift and overhead suplex! Devlin writhes now as Mastiff stands back up. Mastiff whips Devlin and runs him over with a clothesline! And drops a big senton! Cover, TWO!! Devlin survives but Mastiff won’t let up.

Mastiff slaps feeling into his bad arm and hauls Devlin up into position. Mastiff powerbomb lifts, but Devlin slips out to kick away on the left leg! Devlin has the bad arm and pulls, but Mastiff is too much to reel in! Devlin keeps trying, but Mastiff yanks him into a headbutt! Devlin headbutts back! The Irish Ace won’t be denied, but Mastiff does reverse the whip to send Devlin tumbling up and out! Mastiff and Devlin are each gasping for air, but Mastiff goes out to fetch Devlin. Mastiff fireman’s carries but Devlin gets free and on the apron. The Penalty Kick is blocked! Fireman’s carry, rolling senton on the floor! Mastiff crushes Devlin but his bad arm is still bothering him. The referee tells them to get back in and Mastiff pushes Devlin in. Devlin bails out to the apron but Mastiff is on him. Devlin hotshots the arm again! Slingshot cutter!

Devlin hurries up top, MOONSAULT! Direct hit, cover, TWO!! Mastiff survives and Devlin is furious! The fans rally up but Devlin drags Mastiff into the drop zone. Devlin climbs up again, MOONSAULT onto boots! Devlin flops all the way to the other corner, Mastiff runs, INTO THE VOID! But Devlin slumps halfway out of the ring, and then all the way to the floor! Mastiff goes out to fetch Devlin again, frustrated as he is. Mastiff drags Devlin up and in again, but Devlin stays on the apron. Mastiff meets Devlin at the corner, then hops up to bring Devlin up top, and into a fireman’s carry! Devlin fights out and PELES! Devlin uses the top rope for a SUPER DEVLINSIDE!! Cover, Devlin wins!!

Winner: Jordan Devlin, by pinfall

The Ace trumps the Bomber! But will Devlin hit the jackpot of a United Kingdom Championship match in the near future?

 

NXT UK Media spots Alexander Wolfe and Ilja Dragunov.

The German Ax Man and the Moscow Madman seem to be arguing about something. But when asked, Wolfe says it’s nothing. This is private business. Dragunov has to make up his mind. But imagine the good Imperium could do for him! Or what Imperium could do to make things harder for him. Wolfe leaves before Dragunov can answer, and Dragunov looks very torn. What side will Dragunov choose?

 


 

My Thoughts:

Another solid episode from NXT UK, giving WWE fans something to watch today if they’re not into Crown Jewel. The women’s tag match was match shorter than I expected, but it was pretty solid. Rhea and Piper win to kinda end the feud already, but it also feels like this was the exact moment Rhea learned she was heading to NXT America for her current run. Piper will surely hold the fort against Jinny and Jazzy, and we’re even getting some more interview stuff with her next week, so that sounds like a great push for her. Kay Lee Ray calls out Xia Brookside over her videos, as well as points out how Toni Storm hasn’t been around. I feel like we are getting what I said last week: Xia gets her match with KLR, but doesn’t win, and it’s Toni’s triumphant return that finally tests KLR’s reign. It will likely make up for how the TakeOver: Cardiff match just fell short.

Ohno VS A-Kid was a great debut match for the younger star, and it was great for him to win, even by count out. But now it seems like things shift to Ohno VS Bate since Bate made the save. I’m a little surprised by that given Bate is now involved with things on NXT America. Maybe Bate will just train A-Kid in kayfabe, as opposed to taking his place in the story. Conners VS Johnson was an okay match, and it does seem a shame Big Wavy hasn’t had more to do on NXT UK TV. Conners still wins, though, so that doesn’t really help things. Conners should get into a real rivalry with a guy like Johnson, that’d probably be great for both of them. Devlin VS Mastiff was a great main event, as each of the main events from the last few weeks have been, but clearly Devlin wanted to show he could be a “Big Strong Boy” like Bate. The top rope saido suplex was amazing, though, and Devlin winning makes a lot of sense. I just don’t know if Devlin’s going to circle back to Bate or what.

Gallus had a great bit of promo, and they’re continuing to shift into Tweener mode against the Heels of Imperium. I’m pretty sure Joe Coffey beats whoever his return opponent is next week, and I’d expect Imperium to respond to being called out by Gallus a couple times by now. And given how Wolfe keeps trying to get Ilja Dragunov on their side, I wonder if it backfires, and Dragunov ends up an unlikely ally to Gallus so that there’s 4v4 against Imperium in at least an 8 Man Tag, before things split off for NXT UK Tag Team Championships, WWE/NXT United Kingdom Championship and then Dragunov VS Wolfe on the side.

My Score: 8.2/10


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Andrew’s TNA iMPACT! Results & Match Ratings: 2.29.2024

Not a lot of lead time til Sacrifice, so let’s find out if there’s just obvious rematches or any wrinkles to flesh out the PPV card!

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Coming out of No Surrender we get two tapings before Sacrifice! Curious how many rematches and build offs we’ll see since 2 weeks isn’t exactly a lot of time to propagate a fresh feud. The System is in the main event again, Mustafa Ali has his inauguration event, AJ Francis makes his in-ring debut and there’s some Hammerstone buzz that might pay off tonight.

So as I’ve already said once, we don’t have a ton of time til Sacrifice, so let’s get to it!

Ratings:

  • Steve Maclin w/The Rascalz vs Speedball Mike Bailey w/Trent Seven: Maclin wins via KIA – ***
  • Laredo Kid vs Jake Something: Jake wins via Into the Void – **
  • AJ Francis & Deaner vs Joe Hendry & Rich Swann: Hendry wins via Standing Ovation – ** 3/4
  • Tasha Steelz vs Xia Brookside: DOUBLE COUNT OUT – **
  • The System (Eddie Edwards, Moose & Brian Myers) w/Alisha Edwards vs ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) & Eric Young: System with a Trios Tandem Backpack Stunner, Yakuza Kick + Machoman Elbow – ***

 

Results:

Steve Maclin w/The Rascalz vs Speedball Mike Bailey w/Trent Seven

Bailey comes down favoring the leg that Maclin clipped at No Surrender, so Bailey will most likely eat another loss here with injury excuse.

Maclin shoots for the injured leg but Bailey defends back into the corner and manages to hit his Kick Flurry before the leg flares up. Maclin then powders, Bailey follows and its just a Fighting Spirit spot on the outside that resolves in classic NJPW way where both hear the officials count at the same time, stare at each other and slide in simultaneously. Maclin Lariats Bailey back out after the count is broken, Maclin distracts the ref and The Rascalz go after Bailey and the bad leg.

Bailey is now getting dissected, there’s a small comedy spot where Bailey lifts his Left Leg to dodge the offense and adopts the Karate Kid Crane Kick pose, but Maclin front kicks the plant leg out to cause Speedball to land in a split, then Maclin keeps up offense. Tree of Woe, Caught in the Crosshair, but Bailey sits up! Maclin posts himself, eats some offense, powders out and Bailey with a gorgeous Corkscrew Moonsault. Bailey brings Maclin to the apron to try and bring him back, but they start fighting on the apron, Bailey kicks with the bad leg and sells for a second while Maclin Lariats him back into the ring. Speedball with a Sweep, tries the Backflip Knees but misses and crashes on the apron. Maclin hits his SCUD missile Dive, then throws Bailey back in, Jarhead Butt attempt missed, Mayhem for All gets hit by Maclin but only for 2.

Trent causes a small distraction so Bailey manages a Crane Kick, Superkick combo, aims for the Tornado Kick but gets intercepted. Buckle Bomb connects, Powerbomb two is countered by a Poison Rana, Bailey heads to the top for Ultima Weapon and misses hard. KIA ends the match in a win for Steve.

If the name sticks, I do like Maclin and the Rascalz being known as the HIGHerarchy. 

Laredo Kid vs Jake Something

Laredo tries a dumb tie up and gets chucked backwards. Then he tries for a few Low Kicks to compromise Jake’s base, but it takes a Headscissor to cause Jake to roll to the outside. Laredo goes for a Plancha into a Rana, but Jake rolls through it and into a Powerbomb on the outside. Both head back in, early pinfall attempt only gets two, but Laredo is reeling after the Powerbomb.

Vader Hammer style strike into an Into the Void attempt but Laredo counters and then starts a little ducking and weaving. Jake goes for a charge and eats turnbuckle as Laredo is floating between ropes, Jake tries to fire but eats a Code Red DDT for a near fall. BME from Laredo Kid for another near fall. Satellite Takedown into a Cradle for another close call for Laredo…but as he goes for his next move attempt Jake just catches him with Into the Void and wins!

Thanks I hate it.

AJ Francis & Deaner vs Joe Hendry & Rich Swann

Do we get a heel turn from Swann, does he go 0-5 in the new TNA rebrand or does he finally end up on the winning end? Yeah, the first two are the most likely.

AJ Francis points at Hendry, says he wants Hendry but Rich doesn’t oblige for AJ takes a cheap shot at Joe and then tags Deaner in so Swann and Deaner can finally start the match. Swann rolls early, knocks Deaner to the outside, goes for a Dive but AJ gets in the way to tell Swann he should be with him and not against him. This gives Deaner and opening, he sends Rich reeling, then when he goes for the rope run Joe is there to cut him off. Deaner mouths off to Joe, Joe pulls the Bugs Bunny and points behind Deaner, and Swann is just biding his time with a little dancey dance into a Superkick.

Joe comes in, throws Deaner around a little and then tags back out to Rich, and Rich loses the advantage. Stiff Strike from Deaner into a the hard Irish Whip to the corner, Deaner goes for a second but Swann pulls the Uno Reverse and connects with the Crossbody into some quick offense and then tags out to Hendry. Hendry then initiates the We Believe Chest Chops into a Stalling Vertical Suplex. Hendry hits the kip up and plays to the crowd before hitting his own cheap shot on AJ. Receipts are fun, but that costs Joe the advantage.

AJ tags in and starts manhandling Hendry. Hits his Tennessee Whiskey Knee Strike as Deaner hits the blind tag and Hendry is stuck in the opponents corner. Quick tags between Deaner and AJ keeps Hendry isolated and getting throttled. Francis goes for a Leg Lariat while Hendry is draped on the middle rope, Hendry dodges, AJ crotches himself and Hendry tries some offense. A Dropkick careens AJ back to Joe, Joe goes for the Trust Fall but AJ is too big. AJ goes for a Chokeslam, but Joe counters it into a DDT. Simultaneous tags, Deaner gets lit up, Rolling Thunder for 2. Francis gets in the ring, tries to send a message to Swann but Swann just smacks him. AJ charges, low bridge into Swann hitting a Senton off the apron to wipe out AJ. Lethal Injection from Swann, tags in Hendry, Standing Ovation for the win!

-Wait- Swann finally won a match in new TNA? Color me surprised. After the match, Hendry hogs the limelight a little in the victory and Swann’s face looks like he’s buying AJ’s pitch a bit more. The heel turn seems very much in the works, now just a matter of time.

DDIWAPSEA will be fire. I look forward to the DDIWAPSEA Heavyweight Title.

We get Ali’s inauguration speech next, and its what you would expect. The Good Hands act like typical mooks, Ali’s bland presence is the right level of cringe lameness for a political gimmick and it gets cut off by Chris Sabin of course.  Fight breaks out of course, Intergalatic Pizza Cats or whatever the bad name is make the save and Ali makes a very calm exit flanked by his security (this part is actually great). 

After the inaugural melee, ASH by Elegance cuts off everything before the Xia and Tasha match. The “major announcement” is just that she’s going to have a match next week, but she comes out like a super model and not in an evening gown…so I actually really liked her look tonight. Plus her and Iceman are so delusional and hilarious I can’t help but love this gimmick. 

Tasha Steelz vs Xia Brookside

The rubber match no one wanted gets a stipulation of “winner gets a Knockouts title shot at Sacrifice”. This promises to be miserable and make the Sacrifice card kinda trash. 

Lame strikes, Xia screams like 10 seconds into the match to “fire up” for no reason, completely whiffs a Dropkick so Tasha slams Xia into the corner and brings her out by hitting a Jackhammer for 2. Bad Headscissors into a weak looking Dropkick from Xia and a Running Crossbody for 2. Xia tries to lift Tasha, Tasha goes to the eyes and then a few strikes into a bottom turnbuckle foot choke cause their both like 4 foot 10 instead of 7 feet like Kevin Nash.

Xia tries to fight out of the corner but Tasha stays on top of her with clubbing Axehandles into a kneeling Sleeper. Xia Snapmare to break the Sleeper, Flying Lariat, another Flying Headscissors, too much Screaming out of nowhere, Broken Wings to the corner, Cutter attempt is countered, Brooksie Bomb is countered by Tasha. Gamengiri from Xia knocks Tasha to the ground, Xia with a Baseball Slide into Tasha and then a Running Neckbreaker on the outside.

Both cut the other one off trying to get back into the ring, and the count continues, 10 count happens and Double Count Out is declared. Jordynne will probably just accept both of them as opponents.

Look Jordynne comes out and does what was obvious. The concerning part here is that one on one neither could believably beat Jordynne…but as a Three Way Dance, shenanigans are nearly guaranteed.

The System (Eddie Edwards, Moose & Brian Myers) w/Alisha Edwards vs ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) & Eric Young

As we’ve established, TNA 6 mans are very Japanese, so the opening salvos are kinda inconsequential. A few mind games, but everyone gets a chance to shine and hit low to mid tier moves to keep things moving. The System side keeps up with quick tags, Back Rakes, Arm Wringers, Headbutts and just general strategy to keep Bey eating offense. Bey flips out of the move from Myers, tags in Ace and sends Myers reeling. Myers powders, Alisha is trying to fan him down, but Ace comes around the corner. Nice little wrinkle for when Ace was the XXX Division Champion and was trying to bang Eddie’s wife, but Eddie is the heel now. Those interactions are always a bit fun.

Lish does a good job at distracting the referee though and allowing System to eventually stop Ace’s momentum and take back over. Lish gets involved a bit by choking Ace on the bottom rope while the ref is distracted and Ace has had no offense in a few minutes. Myers works him over, tags in Moose and Moose is dissecting him with Garvin Style Stomps. EY and Bey are getting frustrated, but Ace is paying the price and getting manipulated. Quick tags keep Ace rocked, but finally a foot up stops Moose, he fights out of the corner, connects on a Roundhouse Kick and uses the momentum of his jump to tilt Moose backwards to tag in Bey…but the referee didn’t see it!

A few moves delayed, but EY takes the hot tag and starts finding offense, there’s a tornado moment that gets sloppy and looks a bit bad after Moose crotches himself on the top rope. 1-2-SWEET landed on Moose, but Eddie breaks up the pin.

 

Overall Score: 7/10

Since we’ve got Sacrifice on March 8th, the logic for stories had to be very quick and dirty. The System potentially in line to get a tag title match after the 6 Man makes sense, Knockouts World title picture is messy but could lend to a weird way in getting the belt off Jordynne, Dango being relevant to the show but not really in any major angle keeps him on people’s radar, Kaz’s threat to Santino can lead to things and Maclin versus Nemeth is happening much earlier than I expected.

Honestly, the only match that is bound to be disappointing is the Knockouts Three Way Dance unless Jordynne really kicks it into overdrive to cover both her opponents weaknesses. Oh yeah, and Alexander Hammerstone officially getting signed it the best news to come out of tonight. So now Hammerman just needs to win at Sacrifice and we’ll start some nice momentum to potentially get him a title shot by Slammiversary or Bound For Glory. Hell if Hammerstone takes the belt off Moose at some point and then Nemeth challenges Hammerstone at something like Bound For Glory; that’s pretty box office when all things are said and done.

 


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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (2/29/24)

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Dalton Castle will do it for The Boys!

After weeks of obsessing, and after being faced with a tough decision. Dalton Castle gets his match with Johnny TV, with The Boys on the line! Will Castle SMASH Johnny’s face in once and for all?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • ROH Women’s World Television Championship Tournament, Quarterfinal: Taya Valkyrie w/ Johnny TV VS Queen Aminata; Aminata wins and advances.
  • Lee Johnson VS Mike Sydal; Johnson wins.
  • Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Blake Christian; Komander wins.
  • Taiji Ishimori VS Jacoby Watts; Taiji wins.
  • Custody of The Boys: Dalton Castle VS Johnny TV w/ Taya Valkyrie; Johnny wins and takes custody of The Boys.

PLAY BY PLAY

ROH Women’s World Television Championship Tournament, Quarterfinal: Taya Valkyrie w/ Johnny TV VS Queen Aminata!

La Wera Loca says this tournament and that title belong to her, but she’s up against the Queen of Guinea! Will the One and Only African Woman Wrestler in ROH & AEW take one step closer to history? Or will nothing stop Mrs. TV from being TV Champion?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the fans rally up. Taya taunts Aminata as they get face to face, but then Aminata stands tall to be head, shoulders and chest above! The fans fire up, Aminata reels Taya into a headlock, then hits a takeover. Taya moves around, fights up to her feet, and slips out to hammerlock then headlock and takeover. Aminata headscissors, Taya moves around, and Taya pops free to then get a headlock back. Aminata fights up, powers out the back and steps over to twerk attack! Aminata then wrenches, headlocks and grinds. Taya puts Aminata in a corner, the ref counts, and Taya lets off.

Taya swings but Aminata ducks! Aminata then ROCKS Taya in the corner! And CHOPS! And ROCKS her again! And CHOPS her again! Aminata ROCKS Taya one more time, but Taya avoids the double chop to CHOP! Taya eggs Aminata on but Aminata dodges, fakes the chop and body shots! Aminata whips corner to corner, runs up and hip attacks! Taya sits down, the fans fire up and Aminata twerks into the HIP- NO, Taya dodges and says hecc no! Johnny says Taya’s too smart for that. Aminata storms out after Taya, Taya slides in and Johnny distracts Aminata. Taya DECKS Aminata and Johnny catches her!

Taya is confused, and then both Johnny and Aminata freak out. They tell the other not to touch them, but Taya WRECKS Aminata with a dropkick! Aminata falls, Taya stomps away and says do not touch her man! Taya and Johnny then kiss, and Taya drags Aminata up. Taya brings Aminata around to whip her into railing hard! Aminata sits down and Johnny starts a “Taya! Taya!” chant. Taya slides into the ring but slides out to refresh the count. Taya runs in, but Aminata dodges to send Taya into railing! Aminata storms back up but Taya kicks low. Taya snap suplexes Aminata to the floor!

Aminata writhes while Taya mockingly chants for her. Taya then brings Aminata up and brings her around, to CHOP her against the apron! Taya pushes Aminata in the ring, stomps her, then pushes her around to grab the legs. Taya ties up the legs, pulls hair, but then shifts to the QUEEN ANGELITO! The fans rally for Aminata as she endures and reaches out. Aminata claws her way forward to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Taya lets go, and Aminata grits her teeth as she rises up. Taya runs up but into an elbow! Taya tries again but Aminata ELBOWS again! Taya tries a third time, Aminata goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO!

Taya stands and SPEARS Aminata down! Cover, TWO!! Aminata survives and the fans fire up! Taya has a wild grin but she’s frustrated. “This is your queen?” The fans cheer but Taya mocks them. Taya SPANKS Aminata, drags her up, and the fans chant “She’s Our Queen!” Taya CLUBS Aminata, reels her in, but Aminata fights around to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up while both women are down! Johnny coaches Taya as a standing count starts. Both women rise, stand at 5 of 10, and Taya throws a forearm! Aminata hits back! Taya throws another, so Aminata ROCKS her right back!

Taya fires a flurry of forearms, then winds up, but Aminata wrenches and snap suplexes! Then LARIATS! Then clinches, spins, snapmares and runs, PENALTY KICK! The fans fire up with Aminata while Taya flounders to a corner. Aminata runs side to side to BOOT WASH! Aminata goes corner to corner now, for the HIP ATTACK! The fans fire up again, Aminata covers, TWO!! Taya survives and Aminata grows frustrated. Johnny coaches Taya but the fans rally for Aminata. Aminata drags Taya up, fisherman, but Taya slips free to kick, KICK and LARIAT! Taya roars and Aminata rises. Aminata swings, Taya gets under, BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!!

Aminata is still in this but Taya still has that wild look in her eyes. Taya gets the legs but Aminata kicks her away! Aminata runs up but Taya BOOTS her! Taya reels Aminata in to underhook, lift and BUTTERFLY BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Taya is shocked that Aminata survives but the fans are thunderous! Aminata goes to ropes, Taya runs in, but into a BOOT! Aminata ROCKS Taya with a forearm, rolls her up, TWO! Aminata hurries to HEADBUTT!! Cover, AMINATA WINS!!

Winner: Queen Aminata, by pinfall (advances to the semifinals)

Aminata just brought down a former champion and is in the Final Four! Will Aminata continue to knock people out of this tournament to finally have her crowning moment?

 

Lexi Nair is on stage.

She says, “Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please. Your ROH Women’s World Champion, Athena, and Billie Starkz have called an emergency MEM (Minion Empowerment Meeting).” And now, Athena & Billie walk out on stage. The fans cheer and Athena smiles as she still has the title around her waist. Athena says, “Hello, Minions.” “Hi~, Athena.” “I said HELLO~ Minions~!” The fans cheer, and Athena says it is very important we start off with this bit of information. She’s read the comments online, everything they had to say about MIT, the Athena family, and how they are falling apart.

Athena thinks it is finally time to address the problem. Lexi Nair! Huh!? Athena says if Lexi doesn’t stop chasing Dalton Castle and every hack around the back, she will take her fist and… Y’know what? Lexi’s place is next to Billie, next to Athena, does she understand? Y-Yes! Athena then smiles and says to business. Last week, Athena was in a historic Best 2 Outta 3 Falls Tables match for her ROH Women’s World Championship. And to be honest, Nyla Rose took Athena to the limit, she presented challenges that Athena didn’t know she’d have to deal with. Nyla was the embodiment of chaos, and showed us why she is a former AEW Women’s World Champion.

The fans do applaud but Athena says also last week, Athena YEETED that hussy right through a table! Didn’t she? The fans applaud and Billie adds, “But what about me last week? I won my first round match last week against Robyn.” The fans do cheer and Athena says yeah, but Robyn Renegade isn’t what Athena would really call… competition. Y-Yeah, but Billie also gets Diamante in the second round. Right… And Billie thinks she can beat “Diabla” without Athena motivating her? Yeah, Billie’s gonna win by herself! The fans cheer and Athena asks Lexi if she thinks Billie can do this.

Lexi nervously says yeah, duh! Athena asks the “Minion Mafia,” do they think Billie can win it all? “YES!” Well then, Billie. You better win the ROH Women’s World TV Championship, or else. Because this is THEIR year, this is the Year of MIT, of Minion Bestie, of Minion 400,237 and three-quarters! And most of all, this is the Year of the Fallen Goddess, the ROH Gatekeeper, the Minion Overlord, the American Joshi, and most of all the inspiration for every woman’s division! This right here is HER show! With HER rules! And if you don’t like that, you can step up, or step out. Mic drop moment and the family heads out. Will Billie bring home the gold to stand beside Athena?

 

Taiji Ishimori VS Jacoby Watts!

It’s a great surprise return to ROH for the Bone Soldier Reborn! Will Taiji prove that Bullet Club is still Too Sweet even as ROH is reborn?

The Code of Honor is skipped as Taiji kicks Jacoby’s hand away. Jacoby takes a swing, Taiji dodges and claws the eyes! The ref reprimands, Taiji whips but Jacoby reverses! Taiji goes out, slides under, slips around and RAMS into Jacoby. Taiji then springboards to SEATED SENTON! The fans fire up with Taiji as he looms over Jacoby. Taiji fist drops Jacoby, then NECK TWISTS him! Jacoby writhes, the fans rally behind “Bone Soldier! Bone Soldier!” Taiji drags Jacoby up for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Jacoby stays in this but Taiji keeps cool. The fans cheer as Taiji paces around. Taiji goes to a corner then climbs up.

Jacoby stands, Taiji leaps at him, CROSSBODY but Jacoby catches him! Swing and END OF DAYS! Taiji flounders to a corner, Jacoby runs up to fire off haymakers! The ref counts, Jacoby lets off, and then Jacoby whips corner to corner. Jacoby winds up and runs in place, then runs in to clothesline! Jacoby keeps moving and LARIATS Taiji down! Cover, TWO! Taiji survives and the fans rally up. Jacoby stomps Taiji, drags him up, but Taiji kicks low. Taiji claws eyes, whips, but Jacoby reverses. Taiji handsprings to NEURALIZER! Both men are down and the fans rally up again. Taiji goes to ropes and he takes aim, BANG!

Taiji reels Jacoby in but Jacoby fights out of the half hatch. Taiji UPPERCUTS, runs, but Jacoby scoops! Taiji claws eyes and slips free to then wrench, tilt-o-whirl and LA MYSTICA, into BONE LOCK!! Jacoby taps, Taiji wins!

Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by submission

The Bone Soldier brings down Jacoby and has his first win back in ROH. Will he stick around to see if it turns into a title opportunity?

 

Queen Aminata speaks.

“Listen, guys. I told you The Queen would beat Taya, and I actually beat Taya. Y’know, I have to say, that wasn’t easy. My neck is sore, my back feels like crap right now, I don’t feel very juicy. But at the end of the day, this tournament started with 16 women, and I know it will end with only one woman. And that one woman will be the one and only Queen Aminata.” The Queen is ready to win it all now that she got past Mrs. TV, will Aminata soon be the Queen of TV?

 

Custody of The Boys: Dalton Castle VS Johnny TV w/ Taya Valkyrie!

The Peacock has been so obsessed with revenge on the Guru of Greatness for ruining his shot at the ROH World Television Championship, he was ready to do anything to get this chance. Sadly, Johnny used that, and now he wants to take away the two things that mean more to Castle than anything in the world! Will Brandon & Brent have no choice but to leave their Castle? Or will Castle prove once and for all he is more than TV Ready?

Wait, The Iron Savages are here? And Jacked Jameson says they’ve got a little something to help. It’s the Savage Sauce! We all saw how that stuff pepped The Peacock up a month or so ago, and he can definitely use the pick-up! Castle chugs the sauce and he is ALL fired up! “Let’s go break some hearts!” Castle has wanted nothing more in his entire life to SMASH Johnny TV! He gives the Boys a sample of the sauce, and now Castle is feeling the magma flowing through his veins! Castle is back to his old self for the time being, but will he be able to hold onto his Boys?

The introductions are made, the Boys’ hands are raised, and we see who brings ’em home!

The Code of Honor is skipped and the bell rings. Castle and Johnny circle, Johnny ends up in a corner but he dodges Castle’s lunge. Johnny rolls, resets and circles with Castle again. Castle corners Johnny this time, but then Johnny escapes. Johnny lounges on the corner, Castle runs in but Johnny gets away again. Johnny says he can do this all day. But then Castle gets a leg and trips him! Johnny scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts but Castle waistlocks Johnny to a corner. The ref pries Castle away and Johnny bails out. Taya protests, that sauce should count as an illegal performance enhancer!

Taya whispers something to Johnny before he slides back in. Johnny and Castle circle, Johnny kicks but Castle blocks, so Johnny pokes him in the eye! Johnny then shoots around to CLUB Castle on the back! Castle bails out, The Boys fans him off, and Taya taunts them all. Castle scowls at Taya but storms back up the steps. Taya tells him, “Get in the ring, loser!” But Castle hops down and he gets the fans fired up! Castle then gets back in, he blocks a punch to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Castle whips corner to corner, Johnny reverses and runs in, but Castle pops him up! Johnny holds ropes to stop the Bangarang!

Castle lets Johnny go but then Johnny DUMPS him out! The Boys fan Castle but Johnny goes out to SHINING WIZARD! Johnny hopes they caught that on camera. Then he tells The Boys to come this way. Johnny forces the Boys to back up, and Taya takes a new family selfie! The ref reprimands, this is not the time! The ref takes Taya’s phone away and says they’re not a real family so stop it. But then Johnny sends The Boys at Castle! The Boys stop from colliding with Castle, and Castle gets in. Johnny runs in, handsprings, but into an EXPLODER! The fans fire up as Castle KNEES Johnny down!

Johnny staggers up, Castle bumps him off buckles! And then off more buckles! Castle reels Johnny in for a DDT! The fans fire up with Castle as he rises up. Castle drags Johnny up, reels him in, but Johnny shoves him away. Castle runs back up but Johnny ducks the lariat, only for Castle to LARIAT on return! The fans chant “For The Boys!” while Johnny bails out. Castle pursues but Taya blocks the way! And then Johnny RAMS Castle into railing! The fans rally for Castle while Johnny mockingly pats him on the head. Castle ROCKS Johnny! Taya again stands in the way and says kiss this! Johnny then uses that to POMMEL HORSE KICK Castle!

Taya laughs at Castle while fans boo, but Johnny grins as he tells the Boys, go ahead, fan Castle while they can. Then Johnny whips Castle into steel steps! Taya mockingly asks Castle what’s wrong while Johnny refreshes the count. Johnny KICKS Castle low! And FLAPJACKS Castle off barriers! The fans boo while Johnny shoves Castle in. Johnny brings Castle up, turns him, NECKBREAKER! Johnny grins, strikes a pose, but the fans still rally behind Castle. Johnny cravats for a neck wrench and The Boys keep the fans going. Castle endures, fights up, and he throws body shots! Johnny CLUBS Castle down!

Johnny winds up, aims, but Castle blocks the haymaker to BACK ELBOW! And LARIAT! The fans fire up again and Castle shoots in to clinch and EXPLODER! Johnny staggers back up, into another EXPLODER! Castle has Johnny again, EXPLODER! The hattrick is complete, and the fans rally as Castle clinches for a fourth! The Suplex Peacock is unleashed, and he watches Johnny flounder around. Castle BOOTS Johnny, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! High stack cover, TWO! Johnny survives being thrown around and the fans rally up again. Castle gets around Johnny and hooks an arm so he can throw ELBOWS into the ribs!

Johnny sputters, Castle drags him up, and says time to smash his face! Castle fireman’s carries but Johnny slips free! MOONLIGHT DRIVE! Cover, TWO!! Castle survives and the fans fire up! Johnny is frustrated, Taya coaches him up, and he drags Castle up with a waistlock. Castle slips out the back, waistlocks, but Johnny RAMS him into the corner! Johnny ELBOWS Castle, but Castle BOOTS him back! Castle back suplexes Johnny onto the ropes! Johnny lands on his Mr. Belvedere! The fans chant “No More Babies!” and Castle SAIDOS Johnny off the ropes! Cover, TWO!! Johnny survives and Castle cannot believe it!

Castle drags Johnny up but Johnny ROCKS him with a forearm! Johnny crawls away but Castle grabs a leg! Johnny throws an elbow to get free, but Castle keeps pursuing. Johnny kicks Castle away, drags himself up the ropes, but Castle runs in. Johnny BOOTS him, goes up the corner, and he brings Castle in, but Castle UPPERCUTS him! Castle has Johnny in the crucifix, for a BLACKOUT DRIVER?!? Taya freaks out and throws a Boy into the ring! The ref is busy with, uh, Brent perhaps, while Castle covers! Castle would’ve won by now!! The fans boo and the ref sees it now! Cover, TWO!! Johnny survives because of the delay!

Taya shouts for Johnny to get up, and he flounders up on the apron. Castle storms up but Johnny kicks him low! Johnny laughs, climbs, but Castle kicks out his legs! Castle goes to the adjacent corner and the apron. Castle runs in, but Johnny avoid the boot! Johnny swings, Castle counter punches! But Taya anchors Castle while Johnny distracts the ref ! “This is Awesome!” even as Johnny grabs at Castle over the corner! Johnny drags Castle up using a chinlock, and they go to the top rope. But Castle DECKS Johnny onto the Boys! The ref is again distracted and Taya SHOVES Castle down!! Castle flounders up, into a GAMANGIRI!

Johnny goes to the corner, for the STARSHIP PAIN!! Cover, Johnny wins!!

Winner: Johnny TV, by pinfall (acquires custody of The Boys)

The decision should really say Johnny AND Taya won, because they worked together to screw Castle over! For the second time in his life, Castle must give up The Boys to another! The Last Real Man used The Boys against Castle, will Mr. & Mrs. TV do the same in the 2024 remake no one wanted?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of ROH here, mostly because it was only a little over an hour. I probably could’ve done all the matches because of that, but oh well. Still good to see Mike Sydal back in action, though good win for Lee Johnson off him. And Komander VS Blake turned out to be some great stuff, too. But I got the important tournament match, and how great for Aminata to win, she’s definitely going to be a finalist. And after the really good promo from Athena, Billie & Lexi, Billie is of course going to be the other. Athena adding that “or else” was a nice touch, and oddly makes me think Billie loses so that we get Athena VS Billie 2 down the line, and that is where Billie wins the world title so Athena can move up/over to AEW.

Great to see Taiji in ROH, though of course he was gonna squash Jacoby. Not sure what more this is about other than maybe just a stop over while Taiji also (probably?) visits NJPW Strong. And great main event out of Castle VS Johnny. I had a feeling Johnny was going to win because that would be the more intriguing story. Johnny & Taya are going to force The Boys to adopt a more “TV Ready” style, like sunglasses and fur coats. I expect Castle to be even more distraught and out of it than he was the whole time during this story build, and maybe there’s a rematch to get The Boys back for Supercard of Honor in April. That would be a big moment for ROH’s answer to WrestleMania Weekend.

My Score: 8.7/10


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