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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (11/25/19)

What is the Survivor Series Aftermath?



NEW Raw coverage

And Raw wins the Bronze Medal!

Survivor Series has come and gone, but Raw wasn’t the big winner. Even so, things roll on! What is next for the red brand as 2019 comes to a close?



  • Bobby Lashley w/ Lana VS Titus O’Neil; Lashley wins, by disqualification.
  • Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins VS The Authors of Pain; The Authors of Pain win.
  • Akira Tozawa VS Andrade Almas w/ Zelina Vega; Almas wins.
  • Matt Hardy VS Buddy Murphy; Murphy wins.
  • WWE United States Championship: AJ Styles VS Humberto Carrillo; No Contest.
  • WWE United States Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Ricochet VS Randy Orton VS Drew McIntyre VS Rey Mysterio; wins and will challenge AJ Styles for the title.
  • WWE United States Championship: AJ Styles VS Rey Mysterio; Mysterio wins and becomes the new WWE United States Champion.
  • Charlotte Flair VS Asuka w/ Kairi Sane; Asuka wins.
  • Erick Rowan VS Kyle Roberts; Rowan wins.
  • Seth Rollins VS Kevin Owens; Owens wins, by disqualification.


Chicago is Raw!

Survivor Series’ four-day weekend ends with Monday! And everyone on the Raw roster surrounds the ring. Seth Rollins gets in the ring for this Raw “Town Hall Meeting.” Rollins takes the mic and says to the fans chanting CM Punk that he tried to get him back, but he’s sitting behind a desk in LA. But this isn’t about Punk, this is about the Raw roster. Fans now chant “NXT! NXT!” because they won Survivor Series. Rollins will be the first to agree, NXT mopped the floor with Raw. Rollins can’t stand that, because just like everyone, he’s been a fan of Raw for life! Stone Cold, DX, all of them! To see what Raw has become breaks his heart. “This show is better than that!” And to his fellow superstars, this is harsh but needs to be said. “Last night at Survivor Series, you all sucked.” Wait, you? Not we?

Rollins is trying to right the ship, they all dropped the ball! They need to fix it! They went from being The A Show to the C Show! They need to Make Raw Great Again! Rollins believes in Raw, so he called this meeting. If anyone wants to speak their minds, speak. Maybe Randy Orton? The Viper ended up the weak link. Rollins is being real. If Orton has something to say, say it now. Orton doesn’t, and leaves. Fine, don’t be a leader! Rollins will stick his neck out for the brand instead of the veteran! In which case, Rollins turns to the women’s team captain. Charlotte Flair led the team into battle but she wasn’t even the last one standing. “And you call yourself a Flair?” Charlotte leaves, too! Rollins talks to the Authors of Pain, they should’ve been there. But seems they don’t care so maybe Raw shouldn’t care, either. Now the AoP storm off.

Rollins points out Rey Mysterio. Rollins wants to be honest. He let us all down. Fans boo Rollins but Rollins says he beat Lesnar twice but Mysterio couldn’t do it with the steel pipe and his “stupid kid” helping out. Maybe he’s not the same Rey they grew up with. Chicago is letting Rollins know what they think of him as Mysterio, and everyone leaves! What are they doing?! He’s doing the right thing! This is their show, they need to step up! Everyone’s thinking this stuff, but only one man has the guts to say anything. But then Kevin Owens stands up. Rollins lets everyone know, this is Mr. NXT. Well, this is an open forum, so Kevin can say what he needs to say. But Rollins knows Kevin will say Rollins is making it about himself. He’s not! This is from Rollins’ heart, okay? He LOVES Raw! The ropes, the canvas, the locker room! He works day in and day out to make it better! Rollins eats, sleeps and breathes Raw to make it the best show possible!

But what does Kevin do? Just shows up like a “lazy piece of crap” and doesn’t do a thing. Kevin wants Rollins’ spot? Well Rollins tells Kevin that he will never be Rollins. Wait, no, he’s not meaning to insult Kevin. He’s just saying this is the right thing to do. Kevin gives Rollins a STUNNER! That’s all Kevin has to say. Will that Stunner drive some sense into Rollins?


Backstage interview with a seething Seth Rollins.

The Architect didn’t accomplish what he hoped. He was trying to get Raw on track but no one wants to hear it? Kevin’s going to learn the hard way! They’re having a match! Rollins makes the challenge, but will he be able to correct course by force?


Bobby Lashley w/ Lana VS Titus O’Neil!

The Rocky Mountain Machine was not with Raw for Survivor Series, perhaps because he’s been too busy with the Ravishing Russian. But can Lashley focus on the Real Deal?

Before the bell, Raw shares footage of someone serving Rusev another restraining order to keep him away again! The Bulgarian Brute is getting real tired of this, but what can he do?

The bell rings, Lana gives Lashley a good luck kiss but fans chant for “Rusev Day!” Lashley circles with Titus and they tie up. Lashley powers Titus to a corner, but Titus dodges the sucker punch to give haymakers and a CHOP! Titus whips but Lashley reverses to wrench and elbow. Lashley runs, into a CHOP! Titus runs in, but into a SLAM! Lashley got Titus way up! But wait, Rusev is running down the ramp?! Legalities aside, Rusev wants revenge and goes after Lashley!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by disqualification

Rusev clubs away on Lashley! Fans are fired up but Lana is furious! Rusev MACHKA Kicks Lashley out of the ring! And then beats him down going up the ramp! Lana shouts, but Rusev throws Lashley into steel steps! The restraining order and possible arrest means NOTHING compared to beating “Bob” Lashley down! Rusev stalks Lashley but Lashley mule kicks back. Lashley hits back but so does Rusev! LARIAT! Rusev throws off the tracksuit jacket to throw Lashley into the LED wall! Lashley flounders towards the announce desk, Rusev bounces him off it. And off comes the cover! Fans are ready for this as Rusev throws Jerry Lawler’s chair away! Rusev punches Lashley onto the table then tells Lana to stay back now. “This is NOT about you!”

Rusev climbs up but here comes Chicago PD! Rusev is cuffed for violating the restraining order, and Lana shouts that this is what Rusev gets! But Rusev still has his shoulders, and he RAMS Lashley off the stage!! Chicago is thunderous for Rusev as even more police restrain him! Lana is shouting, but Rusev boots girders over onto Lashley! Lana is freaking out and Rusev is smiling! Rusev is bad, but is it only going to get badder?


Raw shares footage from commercial.

Lashley needed to be stretchered out after the stage pieces fell on him. Lana was aghast the entire time, and left with Lashley and the medics. What damage did Rusev do to the Rocky Mountain Machine?


Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins VS The Authors of Pain!

Rollins called out Akam and Rezar for being absent despite all the talk. Now they are here, and ready to wreck the Major Bros! Is this only going to be the start of a new chapter for the AoP?

Hawkins starts with Akam, and at the bell, Hawkins runs in, only to get tripped up. Akam grounds ‘n’ pounds and kicks away on Hawkins, then tags in Rezar. The AoP hit the Russian Leg Sweep Lariat, the Last Chapter! But then Rezar drags Ryder in and clubs away just because he can! The referee reprimands Rezar but he tags Akam. They each take a Major Bro, fireman’s carries, and DOUBLE Death Valley Drivers into corners! Then, going a big old school, SUPER COLLIDER!! The powerbomb sandwich is still not satisfactory as Rezar tags back in. Akam suplexes Hawkins up, powerbomb neckbreaker combo! Cover, The Authors of Pain win!

Winners: The Authors of Pain, Rezar by pinfall

This new chapter is as brutal as all the others! But what new ways of violence will the AoP show us as things roll on?


Akira Tozawa VS Andrade Almas w/ Zelina Vega!

The Stamina Monster came close to becoming a two-time Cruiserweight Champion, but no such luck. El Idolo wants to improve his own standings, and he doesn’t need luck when he has La Muneca by his side. Who wins in the aftermath of Survivor Series to move forward?

The bell rings, Tozawa shoves Almas but then dodges to hop up, only for Almas to powerbomb him down! Almas stomps away on Tozawa, but backs up at the ref’s count. Almas throws forearms into Tozawa, then CHOPS! Tozawa staggers away but Almas knees him hard in a corner. Almas stomps Tozawa more but Tozawa sits up. Almas is on his arm, but fans rally up for Tozawa. Tozawa fights out but Almas knees low. Almas suplexes, uno amigo. He gets up, but Tozawa blocks dos amigo to cradle! ONE, Tozawa runs, Almas pops him up again, but Tozawa huricanranas through! Then back kick, swing, slide under, dodge and SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX! Almas is in the drop zone and Tozawa heads up high! But Almas trips Tozawa up and drags him down.

Zelina tells Almas to finish and Almas stomps a mudhole. Almas fires up and goes corner to corner, CIEN SHADOWS! But Almas doesn’t cover, he drags Tozawa up and into the hammerlock. LA SOMBRA! Cover, Almas wins!

Winner: Andrade Almas, by pinfall

He didn’t even need Zelina’s help this time! Will Almas rack up wins on his own to finally head for the top?


Aleister Black speaks.

Buddy Murphy must understand the “repercussions” of what he has done. Murphy knocked on Aleister’s door, but has a match tonight. Aleister is coming to collect what he is owed! Murphy’s mere presence means he is here to pick. A fight. With HIM! Is the Embodiment of the End finally getting that fight he’s been after?


Matt Hardy VS Buddy Murphy!

Don’t worry, you’re not looking back into the past! Matt Hardy IS back, and he’s ready to get back on track! But is the Aussie Juggernaut about to go extreme with Matt V1?

The bell rings and Murphy gets Hardy into a corner. Murphy rams his shoulder and throws hands and stomps! The ref backs Murphy off, Hardy kicks back! Hardy bumps Murphy off buckles, then more buckles. Hardy climbs up to rain down right hands, but Murphy tucks him in for a SUPERKICK! Hardy flops down and Murphy ramps him into a post! Murphy sneers as Hardy falls to the floor. Murphy goes out to fetch Hardy and club away. Murphy RAMS Hardy into barriers! Then into more barriers! Murphy smirks as he puts Hardy back in the ring. Chicago rallies for Hardy but Murphy climbs up. Murphy leaps, but Hardy gets under! Hardy comes back, SIDE EFFECT! But it proves a little double-edged. Fans rally up but Murphy is up first, only for Hardy to ROCK him with that right!

Hardy hits a corner clothesline, then another, but no bulldog. Murphy runs in but gets an elbow. Hardy boots from the corner then hops up, and fans fire up as Hardy hits a leaping elbow! Hardy calls for it, Murphy slowly gets up, “DELETE! DELETE!” Kick, but no Twist of Fate, KNEE TRIGGER! Murphy runs to knee trigger again! Murphy drags Hardy into AUSSIE-GOYE! Cover, Murphy wins!

Winner: Buddy Murphy, by pinfall

A bloody nose doesn’t even bother Buddy Murphy as he beats down a living legend! Murphy grabs a mic to call Aleister Black out! “I’ve come to pick, a fight, with-” The music hits, and here he comes! Murphy is suddenly fearful as Aleister rises from the shadows! Aleister storms his way to the ring, and gets right in! Murphy stands his ground, and then throws hands. But Aleister hits back, and ELBOWS hard! Aleister boots, then KNEE TRIGGERS Murphy! Murphy falls out of the ring, Aleister watches him flounder around. Murphy gets up, Aleister dares Murphy to get back in. The Best Kept Secret gets up on the apron, but then backs away. Murphy picked this fight, but he doesn’t look ready to end it here. When and where will this fight finally happen?


Backstage interview with Charlotte Flair.

The Queen of All Eras and the Empress of Tomorrow got “pretty heated” at Survivor Series. Regardless of the ending, was Charlotte really captain-like? Charlotte never said she was a team player, but she was the only one qualified to lead. And clearly, Asuka is still upset over the WrestleMania 34 defeat that ended her streak. Now Asuka uses the “heinous” green mist. But Charlotte will remind Asuka why she is the TEN-TIME Women’s Champion. The Queen and Empress go around one more time, but who will be ready for who?


WWE United States Championship: AJ Styles VS Humberto Carrillo!

The Phenomenal One didn’t win his Survivor Series Triple Threat, but he didn’t really lose it since Roderick Strong stole his pin on Shinsuke Nakamura. But Styles did lose the Six Man Tag against Randy Orton, Ricochet and his challenger, hence why we’re getting this match! Will Styles rebound and win to again deny Ultimo Ninja the gold?

The introductions are made, but the OC attack Carrillo at the ramp! Gallows and Anderson drag Carrillo up but Carrillo turns things around! He fights them off to BOOT Gallows and LEAP onto Anderson! But Gallows choke grips, and choke SLAMS Carrillo on the apron! Anderson throws Carrillo into the steel steps, then pulls the steps apart! Gallows drags Carrillo up, they give Carrillo MAGIC KILLER to the steps! Styles applauds his Good Brothers as they join him in the ring. Ricochet runs out as Styles says, “You’re welcome, Chicago.” Is Carrillo okay? No? Well damn, guess he can’t compete. Unfortunate, really. And speaking of unfortunate, wasn’t Ricochet a superhero? He didn’t save Carrillo in time, did he?

Ricochet can’t believe this is what the great AJ Styles has become. He has to have the OC attack someone who could take the title off him? That’s not what a champion is. Ricochet wants to challenge Styles now! Styles says nope. He signed up for Humberto Carrillo, and only Humberto Carrillo. So it’s not going to happen! But then Randy Orton appears? “Humberto might not be able to compete, AJ, but I can.” Besides, Chicago would love nothing more than Orton RKO Styles through the canvas. So will it be Ricochet or Orton Styles faces? Fans chant “RKO! RKO!” But Styles tells Orton that the last time they competed, it was in a bigger and better city, with bright lights, and during WrestleMania, and Styles still won. Styles has nothing to prove to guys he’s already beaten! It’s just not gonna happen!

But here comes Drew McIntyre! He has a solution to this problem. There is a man who hasn’t faced Styles before, who is “tall, dark, handsome, has a sexy accent,” and managed to defeat the Monster Among Men and the United Kingdom Champion! Chicago doesn’t deserve this match, but how about this? First-time-ever, AJ Styles VS Drew McIntyre, for the United States Championship! Styles tells “MacIntyre,” after stealing the show, Styles is sore. But wait, here comes Rey Mysterio! The King of Lucha may not be WWE World Champion, but if anyone is sore and banged up, Mysterio faced Brock Lesnar. And yet, he’s not complaining. Styles’ excuses, not wanting to defend against anyone. But Mysterio isn’t letting him cheat Chi Town out of a title match. Why not face the living legend?

Styles has had it! No one here has earned anything! They’re so spoiled! Out of principle, Styles again declines. Orton wants to get this straight, but Ricochet speaks up. As the new guy, he has an idea. These four should just have a Fatal 4 Way, and the winner moves on to face Styles for the title tonight! McIntyre likes his idea better, but Styles says Ricochet has had the dumbest idea ever! Though, Gallows actually thinks it’s a good idea. Anderson agrees. Styles is upset with his Good Brothers right now. But fine! They can all beat the crap out of each other and he’ll pick the bones! This star-studded contender’s match is happening, after the break!

WWE United States Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Ricochet VS Randy Orton VS Drew McIntyre VS Rey Mysterio!

Raw is back as the Real-Life Superhero, The Viper, the Scottish Stud and the King of Lucha pair off! Mysterio goes at Orton while Ricochet sends McIntyre out! Orton hits Mysterio back then goes at Ricochet but gets a mule kick. Mysterio tilt-o-whirls to a crucifix but Ricochet uses him to hit Orton. Mysterio runs, dodges, and alley-oops onto McIntyre to huricanrana him out! Ricochet PESCADOS Orton! Mysterio gets in but Ricochet follows, and these two circle as fans rally up. They shake hands to show it is still respectful. Orton gets in but gets double dropkicks! Orton bails out, Ricochet and Rey go again. Rey waistlocks, Ricochet spins out but Rey whips, Ricochet wrecks McIntyre.

Ricochet dodges Mysterio in the corner but Mysterio puts him outside, to forearm down. Ricochet enziguris back, then aims at McIntyre, but leaps into his arms! McIntyre scoop SLAMS ricochet down! Orton goes after Mysterio, and slides him out onto Mysterio! Fans are fired up as McIntyre stalks Ricochet. McIntyre puts Ricochet in and Orton goes after him with stomps. McIntyre and Orton have a truce as they go after Ricochet. Orton drags Ricochet up for McIntyre to CHOP! McIntyre suplex TOSSES Ricochet! Orton drags Ricochet up and scrapes his laces on Ricochet’s face. McIntyre keeps Mysterio out, then he goes back to Ricochet. Orton and McIntyre mug Ricochet, and McIntyre CHOPS! Ricochet fires up but gets beat back down!

Mysterio returns, Orton uppercuts him down. McIntyre throws Mysterio out, then puts Ricochet in a corner. Orton and McIntyre mug Ricochet more, then whip him corner to corner. Ricochet boots Orton and enziguris McIntyre! Ricochet somersault shotgun dropkicks! Ricochet fires up, shoulders in then springboards, but McIntyre gets under. Orton gets Ricochet with the spinning powerslam! Mysterio springboards for the seated senton! Then he dodges McIntyre for a springboard crossbody! Fans fire up as Mysterio goes at Ricochet but Ricochet sips out to hit back. Mysterio hits Ricochet and kicks him down. Mysterio goes out and climbs up, bringing Ricochet to join him. Ricochet fights back, adjusts, but Mysterio fights back, too.

Ricochet shoves Mysterio down but McIntyre clubs him! McIntyre goes up to join Ricochet but Mysterio goes after him! McIntyre sends him back down but Ricochet trips McIntyre! McIntyre is in the Tree of Woe, but Mysterio trips Ricochet! Mysterio climbs back up, but Orton adds on. Orton shoves Ricochet off! Orton stomps McIntyre, has Mysterio up top and climbs to join him. Orton has Mysterio, but McIntyre sits up!! SPIDER GERMAN SUPERPLEX!! Everyone is down but Chicago is fired up! But The OC come back to get a closer look. Will they get involved after the break?

Raw returns as Orton grinds Mysterio down. McIntyre drags Ricochet up as The OC watch ringside. McIntyre CHOPS Ricochet while Orton has Mysterio outside. Orton throws Mysterio into steel steps while McIntyre toys with Ricochet. “Show some balls!” McIntyre slaps, so Ricochet SLAPS back! They brawl, Ricochet enziguris and rewind kicks! Orton returns but gets the dropkick-flip and enziguri! Ricochet runs, but Orton gets him through the ropes, and blows a kiss to Styles! Draping DDT! Cover, but McIntyre breaks it! McIntyre and Orton talk trash, McIntyre tells Orton he’s had 93 titles! This is McIntyre’s time! McIntyre CHOPS! Orton is stinging, but he comes back to CHOP. McIntyre CHOPS! Orton has to check his ears. McIntyre eggs Orton on, so Orton pokes his eye. Orton bumps McIntyre off buckles then fires off uppercuts!

Orton can’t believe the mark McIntyre left on him. McIntyre HEADBUTTS! The Glasgow Kiss takes Orton down, but Ricochet LEAPS in with a lariat! Standing shooting star! Ricochet triangle dropkicks Mysterio! Ricochet has McIntyre, he hops up, but McIntyre has him in the Electric Chair, blocks the Poison-rana into the INVERTED ALABAMA- NO! Victory roll! TWO!! McIntyre LARIATS Ricochet! Dead lift POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Fans are rallying as McIntyre takes aim at Ricochet. Ricochet rises, but Orton RKO’s McIntyre! Cover, but The OC drag Orton out! No Disqualifications allows them to throw Orton into barriers! Ricochet and Mysterio are back up, Mysterio springboards to huricanrana, but gets blocked! To Ricochet’s fireman’s carry. Mysterio slips out, moonsaults, cradle! Mysterio wins!!

Winner: Rey Mysterio, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the United States Championship

Even AJ Styles was surprised by that one! And he feels pretty great about it, too. Will Styles add onto what Lesnar did last night? Or will Mysterio be champion once again?


WWE United States Championship: AJ Styles VS Rey Mysterio!

Raw returns and Mysterio is the one under the 8-ball as he has to have another match after that fantastic Fatal 4! Will Mysterio get this gold despite not getting the world title?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this match of icons begins!

Styles goes at Mysterio fast and stomps away in the corner. The ref backs Styles off but Styles grins as he comes back for more. He bumps Mysterio off buckles, then again. Mysterio staggers about but Styles bumps him off the other two buckles! Fans boo as Styles looms over Mysterio and brings him up. Mysterio fights back, kicks, runs, tilt-o-whirls but into a backbreaker! Styles says he could do this all night long. Styles drags Mysterio up again and into a snap suplex. The OC want Styles to beat on him a little more, but Mysterio gets out of the ring. Styles goes out to fetch Mysterio, and throw him into barriers! Styles chops Mysterio then bumps him off the apron. Styles throws Mysterio back in at 6 and stalks Mysterio to a corner.

Mysterio hits back! Mysterio throws haymakers, then climbs up, only for Styles to trip him up! Styles drags Mysterio into a Tree of Woe and stomps away. Styles backs off to run corner to corner, basement dropkick! Cover, Ropebreak! Styles grins, he likes the “smart move.” But Styles eggs Mysterio on as he wraps on a chinlock. Mysterio endures, but fans rally up. Mysterio fights his way up, fights his way out, but Mysterio throws him down. Styles drags Mysterio up to put on the ropes and choke him more. Styles grabs at Mysterio and turns him into a rope guillotine! Mysterio sputters, and Styles mocks his pain. Fans rally for Mysterio but Styles is on him again. But Mysterio blocks the suplex, knees out and throws hands. Mysterio whips, Styles reverses, but Mysterio kicks back! Mysterio springboards but the leg gives out!

Styles stomps Mysterio down but Mysterio fights back! He springboards, gets it, but Styles catches him! Only for Mysterio to send Styles into the post! Fans rally as Mysterio evens things with Styles! Styles flounders to his feet but Mysterio is on him with an enziguri! Styles ends up on the ropes, and Mysterio dials it up, but Anderson trips him! Fans boo, the ref takes notice, and EJECTS The OC! Mysterio might have a miracle in store after all, and we go to break!

Raw returns again, and Styles whips Mysterio corner to corner hard! Styles drags Mysterio up by his mask to bump off buckles again. Mysterio flounders but Chicago keeps the faith. Styles hoists Mysterio up top backwards, then climbs up to join him. Mysterio fights back! Styles clubs back, then drags Mysterio into the Tree of Woe! Styles stomps a mudhole but backs off, tot hen run in corner to corner again. Mysterio sits up and Styles splits himself down the middle! Styles drags himself up as Mysterio adjusts, and Mysterio SEATED SENTONS! Then keeps moving, to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Styles flounders but Mysterio fires off forearms. Mysterio climbs up to rain down right hands! Mysterio goes all the way to 10! Mysterio whips Styles but Styles reverses, only to get a boot. Mysterio wheelbarrow bulldogs! Cover, TWO!

Mysterio keeps his cool as Styles survives. Mysterio hears the fans rallying behind him again, and Mysterio goes back to a corner. He climbs up again, but Styles stops him with haymakers! Styles climbs up to join Mysterio, but Mysterio resists! Mysterio fights back and bites the fingers! Styles falls back, Mysterio adjusts again, but Styles gets him in a fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!! Styles is furious and hurries to get Mysterio up! Clash position, lift, but Mysterio slips out to kick and DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives again but Mysterio is too exhausted to be frustrated. Mysterio gets some space, goes to the apron and takes aim. Mysterio springboards, flying huricanrana puts Styles on the ropes! DIAL IT UP! 6 1 9!! But Styles bumps into the ref! Mysterio goes up top, sees the ref is down, and hops down to check. Mysterio covers, but the ref can’t count! Mysterio would have won!

The OC returns! They can’t be disqualified with the ref down! They beat Mysterio down while Styles gets to the apron. But here comes Orton to fight the OC! He throws Gallows and Anderson into barriers! Orton gets in, Styles forearms him away. Styles prepares his forearm, but springboards, into a huricanrana! Mysterio dials it up again, 619!! RKO!! Orton helps Mysterio and Mysterio hits a FROG SPLASH! Cover, the ref is there, MYSTERIO WINS!

Winner: Rey Mysterio, by pinfall; NEW WWE United States Champion

And Dominic is there to celebrate with his father! Dominic is why Mysterio is still here, and it’s why he is now the new champion! The King of Lucha is once again a champion, is this just the beginning of a new chapter in his career?


Backstage interview with Kevin Owens.

The Prizefighter interrupts to take this himself. “Seth, listen to me very carefully.” Kevin was listening to Rollins earlier. That Rollins thinks he’s making WWE and Raw better, holding us all to higher standards. He says Kevin should try to be more. But the difference between them is that Kevin has known who he is since the first time he wrestled almost 20 years ago! He’s known who he is the entire time he’s in the WWE. He hasn’t tried to be something he’s not, even when others tell him to be. Kevin knows he is Kevin Owens, will always be Kevin Owens and is perfectly fine with that! But Rollins wants to be what he thinks this company needs him to be, and yet all he has done is become a “miserable, whiny, insufferable prick!” Maybe Kevin is “Mr. NXT,” but “Mr. Crossfit” is going to get a Stunner that turns Monday Night Rollins into the Kevin Owens Show!


Charlotte Flair VS Asuka w/ Kairi Sane!

The Queen and the Empress meet in 1v1 competition once again! Team Raw may have fallen apart, but Charlotte is not letting it bother her. But that mist did bother her, will she get payback for that? Or is she not ready for this mean, green, mist-spitting Asuka?

The bell rings and Asuka tells Charlotte to kiss this. Charlotte DECKS Asuka then fires off more forearms! She grounds ‘n’ pounds but Asuka gets out of the ring. Charlotte pursues to throw Asuka into barriers! Charlotte also keeps her eyes on Kairi as she creeps closer. Charlotte drags Asuka into the ring, but Kairi gets on the apron. Charlotte BOOTS Kairi but Asuka gets after Charlotte. Asuka whips but Charlotte BEILS Asuka away! Asuka gets to a corner but Charlotte stomps her down. Charlotte rubs in that she broke the streak, then dares Asuka to get up. Asuka dodges, bumps Charlotte off buckles over and over! Charlotte forearms Asuka away, then bumps Asuka off buckles again and again! Charlotte lets up at 4 and cools off.

Charlotte drags Asuka up to scoop but Asuka slips out to throw Charlotte by her hair! Asuka drags Charlotte up by her hair to throw forearms, but Charlotte gives them back. They brawl up to their feet, Asuka waistlocks but Charlotte elbows over and over until she’s free. Charlotte runs in, but Asuka grabs the arm! Charlotte resists the takedown and gets up, then rolls to trip Asuka. Asuka kicks Charlotte off the Figure Four, and the two stand up. Asuka runs into Charlotte’s elbow, but Kairi swipes at her. Charlotte swipes back, but Asuka hip attacks from behind! Asuka covers, TWO! Asuka grabs Charlotte’s arm again to grind it down, but Charlotte hits back. Asuka holds on and wrenches the arm, then stomps away! Asuka stays clamped onto the arm, but Charlotte endures.

Fans build to a rally and Charlotte fights her way up. Charlotte elbows out, Asuka kicks back. They fight on the mat, Asuka throws more forearms. Asuka stands up to give kicks! Charlotte takes them all, egging Asuka on! Charlotte catches one, then swings, but Asuka dodges to hit back! Asuka back hands then runs, but into a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Asuka bails out to regroup with Kairi. Charlotte dares them to fight. Kairi backs off as Charlotte goes out, and the chase is on! The Pirate Princess goes up the stairs into the crowd and Charlotte leaves her be. Charlotte goes back to Asuka as we go to break.

Raw returns again and Asuka whips but Charlotte reverses to send Asuka out! Charlotte then WRECKS Asuka with a dropkick! Fans fire up as Charlotte fetches Asuka back into the ring. Charlotte walks into an armbar takedown! Charlotte blocks but ends up in a triangle hold! She makes it a cover, ONE, but Charlotte forearms away on Asuka. Charlotte breathes and drags Asuka back up to push her around. Charlotte whips Asuka but Asuka reverses. Charlotte tumbles out to the apron but gets a kick! Asuka runs, but into a ROUNDHOUSE! Charlotte gets in, but Asuka dodges the boot to German Suplex! Charlotte is folded up but Asuka can’t cover! Fans rally and duel as Asuka stands first. Asuka kicks away on Charlotte’s face! Asuka runs, but Charlotte ducks to roll her up, TWO! ASUKA LOCK!

Charlotte rolls back, cover, TWO! Asuka is out, kicks but Charlotte dodges to ROCK her with a right! Asuka hits back then goes at Charlotte on the ropes. Asuka runs, but into a backbreaker! Charlotte shoves to LARIAT Asuka down! Charlotte waits for Asuka to stand, to CHOP! And CHOP! More CHOPS! “WOO~!” echoes as Charlotte whips and scoops Asuka for a Fall Away Slam! Kip up! Fans fire up as Charlotte steps on Asuka and climbs up top. Charlotte MOONSAULT but Asuka gets clear. Charlotte adjusts and somersault sentons! Cover, TWO! Charlotte grins, she’s not done with Asuka yet. Asuka drags herself up with the ropes but Charlotte reels her in. Asuka fights back, then runs in, into a waistlock! Asuka victory rolls it, TWO! Asuka is after Charlotte’s head, but Charlotte back suplexes! Charlotte sits up but is having to catch her breath.

Asuka boots from the corner but Charlotte blocks to forearm back. Charlotte springboards but Asuka gets clear of the knee drop! Charlotte runs in, but her Spear is turned into a DDT! Cover, TWO!! Charlotte still lives and Asuka can’t believe it! But both women are remembering why their WrestleMania match was so tough. Asuka crawls to the corner as fans rally up again. Asuka climbs up, Charlotte stands, Asuka leaps but misses the crossbody! NATURAL SELE- NO! Armbar! Triangle Hold! Charlotte holds onto her own hand, makes it a cover, ONE. Asuka keeps clamped onto Charlotte, but Charlotte powers her way out, to a Boston Crab! Charlotte bends Asuka back but Asuka endures and crawls. Asuka reaches, and gets the ropebreak! Charlotte lets go at 4, then drags Asuka back. Asuka kicks away on Charlotte’s face! Charlotte lets Asuka go to BOOT her down!

Charlotte goes at Asuka in the corner, blocks a kick to give an elbow. She drops the knee on Asuka’s leg! Asuka writhes, Charlotte walks over, but gets a ROUNDHOUSE! Charlotte rebounds and SPEARS! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives but Charlotte is after her legs. Kairi returns?! Charlotte chases her to the barriers and catches her! Charlotte throws Kairi into a post! Charlotte has Asuka and puts her back in the ring. Kairi flounders up to distract the ref, THE MIST AGAIN!! Roll-up, Asuka wins!!

Winner: Asuka, by pinfall

The Kabuki Warriors are just too clever! Charlotte falls for the same trick, and the #JoshiRoyalty celebrates. With so many tricks up their proverbial sleeves, will anyone ever be ready for Kairi and Asuka?


Erick Rowan VS Kyle Roberts!

The Big Red Behemoth still baby talks his little pet inside the cage. But we have yet to learn what that pet even is. The mystery aside, will Rowan wreck another opponent?

The bell rings and Roberts runs for it! But then, he spots the cage. Roberts takes a peek and it spooks him! Rowan grabs Roberts and throws him into steel steps! Rowan rips the steps apart in rage and then he stomps Roberts down! Rowan pops Roberts up for a powerbomb into the post! Rowan puts Roberts into the ring, and is furious with Roberts enough for an Iron Claw SLAM! But Rowan won’t stop, he gives Roberts ANOTHER! Cover, Rowan wins!

Winner: Erick Rowan, by pinfall

Rowan goes back to his precious little critter, but what is it about the “darling” thing that Rowan is so protective of?


The IIconics plug the WWE Black Friday sales!

Tonight only is Buy One T, get one for a DOLLAR! R-Truth comes by to help out. He is proof that this deal is a steal, because he already bought one Street Profits shirt, and bought an IIconics shirt for $1! This is a deal! This deal is a steal! And that WWE 24/7 Championship is REAL!? Truth gets away with it, and Peyton and Billie notice too late! Don’t let these deals pass you by like they did a chance to be co-champions!


Backstage interview with The OC.

What is going through Styles’ mind after losing the United States Championship? He tries to put it into words, but not even the Good Brothers know what to say. Styles takes a moment, grits his teeth, but eventually, he says, “Randy Orton.” The OC leave, but will they respond with actions rather than words next time we see them?


Backstage interview with Lana.

The Ravishing Russian’s husband Rusev is arrested and her boy toy Bobby Lashley is in the hospital. Rusev is a danger not only to himself but to those around him. Rusev is becoming obsessed! Though, who could blame him? But what happened to Lashley just proves Rusev should be sent back to Bulgaria! Either way, Lana is handling the trauma well, and will be okay. Thanks for asking. No one asked, but the question does have to be asked: will Rusev only come back for more revenge once released from county lock-up?


Seth Rollins VS Kevin Owens!

The Raw ra ra didn’t work the way Rollins hoped, and it was Kevin that stood up to shut Rollins up. Will Kevin do even more than that as Raw heads for TLC? Or will Rollins do what is “right” and get himself back on track?

Raw returns again as the bell rings. Kevin goes for a stunner but Rollins gets away. Kevin goes after him and they brawl on the outside! Kevin whips Rollins into barriers, then says, “Who’s the man now!” Kevin CHOPS Rollins and puts him into the ring. Rollins hits back and then builds speed, but runs into a forearm! Kevin gets in and CHOPS Rollins again. And again! Then whips corner to corner, but Rollins reverses. Kevin boots back then hops up to missile dropkick! Back senton added on, cover, TWO! Kevin has Rollins in a corner and runs in, but into a buckle complete shot! Rollins gets the leg to dragon screw Kevin down! Rollins goes after that same leg with a Half Crab! Kevin endures, turns it around, and pushes Rollins off. Kevin ducks Rollins’ clothesline to CHOP again!

Kevin fireman’s carries but Rollins slips out to boot back. Rollins goes up and over to run and Slingblade! Rollins kicks Kevin out of the ring, then builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit and Kevin hits barriers! But Rollins goes again, another DIVE! Rollins puts Kevin in after the second tope, then aims from the corner. Springboard but Kevin gets under, and SUPERKICKS! Kevin has Chicago fired up but Rollins grabs a chair! Rollins doesn’t care about winning but the ref tells Rollins to stand down. Rollins is seething again as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once more and Rollins has Kevin on the top rope! Kevin fights back, and throws Rollins down! Fans fire up as Kevin adjusts, SWANTON gets knees! Rollins covers, TWO! Rollins is frustrated, but he stomps Kevin down. Rollins down rights and lefts then gets Kevin in a chinlock. Fans boo and jeer but Rollins pulls Kevin back. Kevin endures and pries against the hold. Rollins fish hooks Kevin’s face! The ref reprimands but Rollins clubs Kevin down. Rollins stomps Kevin around, too, and has him in a corner. Kevin CHOPS back! Rollins snarls and CHOPS back! And again! And again! Rollins headbutts Kevin down, then drags him out to whip. Kevin grabs Rollins for the DDT! Both men are down but fans rally up. Rollins and Kevin stir and go to opposite ends. Kevin stands but Rollins follows and runs in. Kevin dodges the splash to go corner to corner, CANNONBALL!

Chicago fires up again as Kevin goes back up top! But Rollins bails out to the floor. So Kevin adjusts, to SWANTON off the apron! Kevin puts Rollins back in, climbs back up top, and FROG SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives but Kevin keeps his cool. Kevin mocks Rollins’ Burn It Down stomping, to whip Rollins. Rollins slips out of the pop up to kick and underhook! Kevin back drops but Rollins lands on his feet to boot back. Rollins hops up, BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! But Rollins keeps Kevin close for a Falcon Arrow! Cover, TWO!! Rollins is frustrated even more as Kevin survives again. Fans rally up as Rollins sits up. Rollins does his “Burn It Down!” rallying stomps, Kevin rises, and Rollins runs in, but misses the stomp! Rollins rolls Kevin out of the stunner, TWO! But no stomp, POP-UP BOMB! Cover, TWO!!

Rollins survives but Kevin has the fans behind him still. Kevin stands and Rollins rises, another kick but still no stunner. Rollins kicks but misses, Kevin rolls but Rollins slips out to SUPERKICK! Kevin SUPERKICKS back! Rollins PELES! Kevin staggers, SUPERKICK from Rollins again! Rollins runs, but into a kick! STUNNER!! But Kevin can’t make the cover! Rollins is down, but here come the Authors of Pain!? Akam and Rezar are getting in the ring, circling Kevin. But also eyeing Rollins… Who are they after?! Kevin SLAPS Akam and makes himself the target for a beating!

Winner: Kevin Owens, by disqualification

The AoP beat Kevin down with knees, then drag Kevin up to throw into a post! Chicago calls BS as the AoP ram KO into the post again! And again! They won’t stop! They keep Kevin trapped in and BOOT him against the post! Akam drags Kevin up, lifts him up, and feeds him to Rezar’s KNEE! Fans boo but then the AoP turn to Rollins. The jackets come off, Rollins flounders up to his feet, and he dares them to attack! But they spare him? Why? Are the AoP not the violent monsters they claim to be? Or is there something more to this? Rollins shrugs it off to CURB STOMP Kevin down!! Rollins says that Raw is still his show! A second Curb Stomp, and Rollins says they can do this the easy way, or the hard way. Will Kevin fall in line? Or will he rise up to defy Rollins again?



My Thoughts:

Aside from perhaps how the ending felt, this was a really good Raw to follow Survivor Series with. I am starting to think Rollins’ little meeting was to reference the supposed “ra ra speech,” along with his behavior on social media with supporting WWE at the expense of his reputation. And in so doing this in kayfabe, Rollins is now the number one Heel on Raw. His match with Kevin Owens was really good, as it should be given these two, and Kevin has become the top Face of Raw to contrast Rollins.

And while live fans were upset, it isn’t actually a bad move. Rollins and Kevin stay relatively even, AoP and Rollins get the Heel Heat for doing that to Kevin, and we could possibly be seeing a new trio forming, depending on the relationship. If AoP come back next week and say they actually do respect Rollins for calling everyone out, than okay, that makes sense. There needs to be respect between them or else the trio has no reason to stick together. Because obviously, the AoP spared Rollins, so why work with someone you could destroy if not because of respect and a common motivation?

Everything else tonight was really solid and I don’t think fans were disappointed by any of it. The Lana-Lashley-Rusev story finally gets somewhere awesome so that no one can complain. Rusev going after Lashley like that was awesome! And given Lana’s interview promo later, it sounds like she’s making this story about herself, even going so far as saying “My Bobby.” I hope then that the blow-off is Lashley leaves Lana because she’s so conceited. Almas VS Tozawa was sadly a squash, the Stamina Monster apparently isn’t as important as El Idolo. But I imagine Almas getting to a United States Championship match now, because we have a NEW United States Champion! Carrillo gets wrecked but for the greater good of a great bunch of promos from four great contenders and Styles. Orton and McIntyre were each so close to turning to Face, I really hope we get to see that out of McIntyre in the near future, maybe even against Lesnar.

The Fatal 4 Way was amazing, and Styles VS Mysterio was really good. Understandably, Mysterio was surely tired after that Fatal 4, so it works just fine for Styles to take his time with the action. Mysterio winning is great. He may have gotten beat real fast by Lesnar, which was crap, but Mysterio does deserve something. He and Dominic get a great moment together as a consolation prize to not having their moment last night, and if Mysterio VS Almas is up next, then I’m all for it! They did amazing before, I can’t wait what they do with TLC being the next PPV. Charlotte VS Asuka was great, it started feeling like their Mania match, as Charlotte referenced in her interview. Kairi also played a great part in this, as did the mist! I’m still thinking we get Charlotte & Natty VS Kabuki Warriors, Paige returns to help screw Kabuki Warriors out of the titles as payback for her own mist attack.

And what I’m surprised to see is someone we didn’t see. I get that Becky Lynch couldn’t be part of the Town Hall for Rollins to get mad at her, given their real-life relationship, but I would’ve thought Becky could give us an interview promo to explain her actions against Shayna Baszler at the end of the PPV. Maybe we’ll get that next week, or Becky keeps things going with NXT this Wednesday. That’d be a pretty big thing for the first live NXT after WarGames and a PPV, and could be another step towards the possible Horsewomen VS Horsewomen match at WrestleMania 36.

My Score: 8.5/10

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AEW Coverage

Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/19/24)

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!



The word of the day is “Rampage!”

Tomohiro Ishii joins The Conglomeration to take on The Undisputed Kingdom! Will this Freshly Squeezed formation tear down Strong, Taven & Bennett?


  • Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom; The Conglomeration wins.
  • Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners; Jericho & Bill win.
  • Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher; Suzuki wins.
  • Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell; Kris wins.
  • The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party; The Lucha Brothers win.


Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

While Mark Briscoe will be facing Roderick Strong next Friday for the ROH World Championship, his friends of Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Tomohiro Ishii will be taking on Roddy, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett right here tonight! Will Freshly Squeezed, The Violent Artist & the Stone Pitbull tear The Kingdom down? Or will Rampage in Little Rock be Undisputed?

The trios sort out, Roddy starts against Kyle, and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and go around. They fight for control in the clinch, end up on ropes, but then move around again. Roddy wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Kyle spins and drop toeholds. Kyle floats to a waistlock but Roddy fights up. Roddy wrenches out, headlocks for the takeover, but Kyle rolls to a cover! ONE, but Roddy does not let go of the headlock. Roddy shifts to a clinch, but Kyle trips him up and floats for a leg. Roddy kicks at Kyle but Kyle stays close. Roddy wants a leg but Kyle kneels on Roddy to block. They knuckle lock, and Roddy fights up.

Roddy waistlocks, Kyle arm-drags to throw Roddy down, but Roddy trips Kyle. Kyle uses his leg guard but Roddy cartwheels away, and the fans cheer the stand off! The two reset, but then Cassidy tags in. Taven also tags in, and Cassidy runs up to get around. Cassidy headlocks, Taven powers up and out, then drops down to hurdle over. Cassidy blocks hip toss to hip toss back! Cassidy arm-drags, then he fakes Taven out! Taven is mad but Cassidy DROPKICKS him! Cassidy kips up, is a little wobbly for it, but the fans cheer. Ishii grabs Taven’s hair to keep him cornered while Cassidy storms over.

Cassidy tags Ishii, they double whip and then Ishii runs Taven over! Taven scrambles away, tags Bennett, but Ishii just runs Bennett over! And runs him over again! Taven comes back but gets run over! Roddy runs in and RAMS Ishii, but Ishii rebounds to run Roddy over! The fans fire up but The Kingdom mugs Ishii! The fans boo while The Kingdom reels Ishii in. Ishii fights the double suplex! Ishii tries to double suplex The Kingdom! The Kingdom CLUBS away on Ishii, but Cassidy steps in, as does Kyle! They help Ishii DOUBLE SUPLEX The Kingdom! The fans fire up and Cassidy flexes while he and Kyle stand down.

Ishii dares Roddy to get in, then he goes to Bennett. Ishii bumps Bennett off buckles, tags Kyle, and Kyle tags Cassidy. The Conglomeration has Bennett against ropes so that Kyle can KICK, Ishii can CHOP, and Cassidy can “chop.” KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! CHOP! Now Cassidy’s getting into it! KICK, CHOP, CHOP! Bennett sputters, Kyle & Ishii feed him to Cassidy’s SHOTGUN! Ishii covers, TWO! Bennett flounders around but Ishii stomps him, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Roddy shouts at Ishii but Ishii drags Bennett up and over to bump off buckles. Tag to Cassidy and he brings Bennett up to snapmare. Cassidy “runs” to LAZY ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Cassidy keeps Bennett from The Kingdom and tags in Kyle. They mug Bennett, then Kyle wrenches Bennett to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kyle hammerlocks, spins Bennett and snapmares him into a seated COBRA TWIST! Bennett endures, Cassidy gets in the shot so he can thumbs up, and then Kyle rolls Bennett into a cobra cradle! But Taven & Roddy distract the ref! Kyle lets Bennett go, and he stomps Bennett at the ropes.

Kyle bumps Bennett off Cassidy’s foot, then tags in Ishii. Ishii stalks Bennett, CHOPS him, but Bennett CHOPS back! Ishii doesn’t even flinch! Bennett CHOPS again, and that hurts his hand more than it does Ishii’s chest! Bennett CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS Bennett down! Rampage returns to single picture as Bennett sputters. Ishii CHOPS him again, and again, and again! Taven runs in, Ishii kicks him low, and fires a CHOP! Ishii CHOPS Taven, CHOPS Bennett, repeat! The CHOPS keep going, fans “WOO~!” and then Ishii runs. But Roddy trips Ishii up! The ref reprimands, Ishii BOOTS Roddy, and then Ishii breaks The Kingdom’s double clothesline!

Ishii comes back, he DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom, but Roddy DROPKICKS Ishii right after! The fans rally while Ishii and Bennett crawl again. Bennett hot tags Roddy and Roddy scoops Ishii for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Ishii up to push him into the corner. Roddy CHOPS and Ishii sure felt that one! Roddy CHOPS again, then brings him around. Roddy fires forearms and haymakers, but the fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” Tag to Taven, he fires hands on Ishii. Taven snapmares Ishii to then CHOP him! Taven talks smack, then he sucker punches Cassidy! Taven tries to convince Kyle he’s on the wrong side, but Ishii GERMAN SUPLEXES Taven!

Taven flounders, the fans rally up, hot tag to Kyle! Bennett jumps in but gets a kitchen sink knee for it! Kyle BOOTS Taven, KICKS Bennett, then he KICKS Taven! Roddy steps in, but then steps out when Kyle spots him. So Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy! Kyle fires off strikes on Taven, but Taven avoids the leg sweep! Taven CLAWS Kyle’s eyes, says he doesn’t wanna do this, but then Ishii ROCKS Taven! Kyle reels Taven into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett hurries in but Cassidy CROSSBODIES Bennett down! Taven powers up but Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy again! Taven fights but Ishii tags in.

Ishii takes Taven and suplexes while Kyle aims, CHASING THE DRAGON!! Ishii covers, Bennett breaks it! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Bennett stops the DDT! Bennett suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And then AX & SMASH from Kyle! Ishii LARIATS Bennett inside-out! The Conglomeration regroups while the fans fire up! Kyle runs to forearm SMASH Taven in the corner! Cassidy SMASHES, too! Then Ishii corner LARIATS! They hoist Taven up, Ishii climbs, but Roddy & Bennett wipe out Kyle & Cassidy! Roddy goes after Ishii, helps Bennett pick Ishii up as a backpack, and Taven adjusts up top.

The fans boo but Roddy helps Bennett hit the PROTON PACK! And Taven adds the FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO?!? Ishii survives that onslaught and shocks The Kingdom! The fans fire up while Taven tags Ishii. Roddy drags Ishii up, knees him and CLUBS him, then ROCKS him! Roddy fires more shots but Ishii fires boxing elbows in return! Roddy spins but Ishii SWATS the Strong Knee! But then Roddy KNEES Ishii’s lariat! Roddy fires elbows of his own, but Ishii HEADBUTTS! Cassidy tags in and goes up! The Kingdom runs in but Cassidy leaps over them both! Cassidy then baits The Kingdom in and DUMPS The Kingdom out!

Cassidy builds speed to DIVE, but The Kingdom catch him! They RAM him into apron, RAM him into railing, then set him up for Roddy to WRECK him with a dropkick! The Kingdom soaks up the heat while Rampage goes picture in picture again.

Roddy hauls Cassidy up to RAILING BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, Taven ROCKS him, and Roddy puts Cassidy in the ring. Roddy tags Taven in, they stomp Cassidy, and Taven drags Cassidy up. Taven puts Cassidy in the corner but Cassidy fights back with forearms and elbows for everyone! Cassidy slides under Taven, but Taven anchors his legs! Cassidy kicks Taven away, Bennett runs in and he drags Cassidy back. Cassidy BOOTS Bennett away so Roddy anchors him now! Cassidy reaches out, but Roddy drags him back and deadlifts him for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy digs a knee in, pulls Cassidy back with a chinlock, but Cassidy endures.

Roddy grabs an arm, he drags Cassidy back, and he hits a BACKSTABBER! Tag to Bennett and he covers, TWO! Bennett drags Cassidy up to CHOP him back down! Bennett drags Cassidy up again to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Bennett keeps on Cassidy with a facelock, tags Taven in, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy. Taven scoops Cassidy to BACKBREAKER, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Taven stomps a mudhole into Cassidy. Tag to Bennett but Roddy also steps in. Bennett drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Taven back in. The Kingdom set Cassidy up and run in! Bennett forearm SMASHES, but then Cassidy TOSSES Taven! Roddy runs up to KNEE Cassidy, Taven BOOTS Kyle! Roddy puts Cassidy up, and they try this again! PROTON- NO, Cassidy slips free to shove Bennett into Taven! Taven gets stuck up top, and Cassidy dodges Roddy! Hot tag to Ishii! Roddy kicks Ishii, but Ishii suplexes to BRAINBUSTER Roddy! Ishii catches Bennett, to BRAINBUSTER!

Taven finally sits up but Ishii is after him first! The fans fire up as Ishii gives Taven a SUPERPLEX! Cover, Roddy breaks it! Kyle steps in and he brawls with Roddy! The fans fire up as forearm after forearm fly back and forth! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle KNEES Roddy! Roddy avoids the ax kick to fire elbow after elbow! Only to run into a KNEE! Snapmare and Ishii SLIDING LARIATS! Taven SUPERKICKS Ishii, Bennett fireman’s carries Kyle! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER and JUST THE TIP of the knee! Ishii ENZIGIRIS Bennett! Cassidy rises, Ishii gives him the tag! Cassidy goes up to leap and sunset flip Taven! Bennett breaks it!

Bennett whips, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cassidy fires up and the fans are with him! Kyle joins in, they stand Bennett up! FRESHLY SQUEEZED ANNIHILATION! Roddy runs up to BOOT Cassidy! Kyle turns Roddy around but gets a STRONG KNEE for it! Ishii spins Roddy around, Roddy dodges and returns, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Cassidy returns to ORANGE- NO, Taven dodges! But then Cassidy ducks the leg lariat to ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, The Conglomeration wins!

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

A powerful trios match opens Rampage, but wait, here comes Don Callis. Why’s this creep here? The fans boo him, but Callis smiles. Cassidy sees Callis and winds up the hand! But Kyle Fletcher attacks from behind! The Aussie Arrow stomps away on Cassidy at the ropes, then rains down fists! The fans boo but wait! Here comes Mark Briscoe! The Sussex County Chicken won’t let The Protostar get away with this! He ROCKS and UPPERCUTS Kyle, then LARIATS Kyle up and out! Only for a STRONG KNEE to take Mark down! Roddy stomps Cassidy, then stomps Mark! Roddy holds up the belt and shouts, “This is mine!”

The fans boo but The Undisputed Kingdom stand tall, holding up all three belts. Will nothing stop them from conquering ROH at Death Before Dishonor?


Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Arkady Aura is with Saraya & Harley Cameron, and says we haven’t seen Saraya wrestle since her first round loss in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Harley speaks up and asks how that’s supposed to be Saraya’s fault. Why point the finger of blame at her? Maybe it is this company’s fault! Because Saraya has been spending this whole time training, getting “Wembley Ready,” and being an unproblematic icon! Saraya says Harley is right, and do you know why? Because AEW is scared of Saraya. The AEW Women’s Division is scared of her! Because she is the living legend, she understands.

Last year at All In, Saraya had the world at her feet! Now, they’re just keeping her off the show. Harley says doing All In Wembley without Saraya is like doing Beverly Hills Cop without Eddie Murphy! Saraya says yeah, that’s why they’re keeping her away. But they can’t do the show without her because she IS the show. All roads lead to Wembley, baby, and it doesn’t matter who she has to step on to get there. Then just who will The Outcasts take out in order to have their moment?


Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners!

While The Learning Tree has to defend that “For The World” Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite, he and The Redwood are not shying away from competition. Will Jericho & Bill show the world they’re not afraid of big bad Minoru Suzuki? Or will Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum be the ones to teach The Learning Tree a thing or two?

The teams sort out and Bill starts against Truth. The fans rally, Truth gets around to headlock, but Bill powers up to TOSS Truth away! Truth flounders to his corner, Turbo tags in, and Turbo steps up to Bill. Jericho isn’t even taking this match seriously, he’s checking his phone! Bill knees Turbo low, CLUBS him down, but Truth tags back in. Truth runs and leaps, but Bill catches him! Bill grins, gives a thumbs up, then SLAMS Truth down! Bill says the fans know what’s up. But then Turbo tags in and The Outrunners DOUBLE CLUB Bill! Bill just frowns…! Bill turns around, he runs up, but The Outrunners dodge to DOUBLE DROPKICK!

Bill stays up but The Outrunners fire up. They spin and handshake, while flexing! Bill frowns, Truth sees and warns Turbo. Turbo looks and Bill DECKS him! Bill DECKS Truth, too! Bill then runs to BOOT Truth out of the ring! Turbo staggers up, Jericho keeps checking his phone, but Turbo CHOPS! Bill sighs and Turbo begs for mercy. Bill puts Turbo in a corner, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! And he fires off haymaker after haymaker! Bill laughs as he stomps a mudhole into Turbo! The ref counts but Bill keeps going! Bill lets off, laughs some more, and Jericho says look out. Truth CHOPS Bill, but then he begs for forgiveness.

Bill powers Truth to a corner with one hand! Then he runs to SPLASH Turbo! SPLASH for Truth, SPLASH for Turbo! BOOT for Truth, and then Bill choke grips Turbo. SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! And then he tags Jericho! Jericho smirks and waves to the fans. “Hi, guys~!” Cover, Jericho & Bill win!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Bad Apple Keith kicks Truth out of the ring, then he stands tall with his guys. Keith tells the Outrunners to respect Chris Jericho, but he and Bill won’t be around to help Jericho on Wednesday. Will Jericho be able to survive Minoru Suzuki in the shadow of Blood & Guts? Or will Suzuki tear down The Learning Tree #ForTheWorld?

Wait, speaking of Suzuki, here he comes! He has his own match tonight, but he wants to look Jericho in the eye one more time before Dynamite. Will the Meanest Man in the World make an example out of The Butcher?

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

Rampage returns and The Butcher is already in the ring. The bell rings and Butcher talks some smack on Suzuki. Butcher then fires a forearm, but Suzuki comes back with a forearm of his own. Butcher RAMS Suzuki into a corner, the ref counts, but Butcher lets off at 4. Suzuki eggs Butcher on but Butcher pie faces Suzuki. Butcher dares Suzuki to bring it, so Suzuki fires off fast hands and forearms! Suzuki ROCKS Butcher in the corner, then goes corner to corner, so he can BOOT! Butcher staggers, Suzuki snapmares him, then runs to PENALTY- NO! Butcher blocks the kick! Butcher CLUBS the leg, then trips Suzuki.

Butcher has a standing toehold as he traps one of Suzuki’s legs. Suzuki just eggs Butcher on! Butcher stomps the leg, drops an elbow on it, then he drags Suzuki up. Butcher CLUBS Suzuki, but Suzuki just snarls. Butcher CHOPS, but Suzuki isn’t impressed. Butcher CHOPS again, Suzuki eggs him on, so Butcher fires more CHOPS! Suzuki just laughs! Butcher ROCKS Suzuki, kicks low, then kicks again. Butcher reels Suzuki in to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Suzuki and he fires body shots on Butcher. Suzuki ROCKS Butcher, but Butcher HEADBUTTS! Butcher vows to break Suzuki’s back!

Butcher half nelsons, but Suzuki slips around to waistlock. Butcher elbows free, runs, but Suzuki follows, drop steps to get around, and has the SLEEPER! Suzuki wrangles Butcher, squeezes tight, but Butcher endures. Suzuki spins Butcher around and reels him in, and the fans fire up for the Gotch Lift! Butcher’s big, but Suzuki still lifts him, holds him up, and then PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, Suzuki wins!

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

A gritty fight for Suzuki and Butcher, and this was in a normal match! What won’t Suzuki do to Jericho when it is FTW Rules?


The Conglomeration speaks.

Mark Briscoe says, “For those of you who may or may not have been living under a rock for the past couple months, you are looking at the group that has come to be known as The Conglomeration. You know about my main man with the game plan, OC, and Kyle O’Reilly. Let me introduce to you Tomohiro Ishii, henceforth to be known as Big Time! That’s right! Here in The Conglomeration, there is only two rules. First and foremost, you gotta be down to conglomerate. And secondly, you cannot in any way, shape or form, be a s*it head!” Kyle shrugs and nods, because it’s true.

Mark then says that brings us to the word of the day! The word of the day is… Discombobulation! Kyle asks the country of origin. American! Can he use it in a sentence? In the midst of Mark’s discombobulation, Roderick Strong cracked him in the jaw with a knee, and stood over him, holding up Mark’s ROH World Championship high in the air! Now that done pissed Mark off, Roddy! He’s known Roddy a long time, and Roddy knows better than that! So next week, Death Before Dishonor, Mark has something for Roddy!

But before that, tomorrow night’s Collision, #BigTime Ishii is going to take Roddy on 1v1! No Kingdom, no Conglomeration, and damn sure no Don Callis Family at ringside! Roddy VS Ishii, and we’ll show y’all how we do in The Conglomeration! Because they’re ’bout to RARARARARA!! The Chicken is all fired up, but will the Stone Pitbull be able to take a big bite out of the Savior of the Backbreaker?


Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor knows The Babe with the Power wants payback on her just as badly as she wants to run Willow’s life. But while Willow went and won the CMLL Women’s World Championship, Kris has just been grumbling and plotting with Big Stoke. Will Kris make an example out of Sydni tonight? Or will the Heart of Hutchinson, Kansas be unbreakable?

The bell rings and Kris DISCUS LARIATS right away! Stoke fires up but the fans are torn as Kris hauls Sydni back up. Kris ROCKS Sydni, CHOPS her, then fires off haymakers in the corner! The ref counts, Kris stomps a mudhole in, then she digs her boots in. The ref counts, Kris gets in his face about it, then goes back to Sydni. Kris drags Sydni up to snap suplex! Sydni flounders but Stokely smiles. Kris runs corner to corner, UPPERCUTS, then goes side to side, but Sydni ELBOWS her! Sydni fires forearm snow and has Kris in a corner! The fans fire up, Sydni fires up, and she whips. Kris reverses to then scoop and pop Sydni around!

Kris tucks Sydni in for STATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

As Stokely says, every night is #StaturdayNight, especially when Kris wins like that. She has Stoke stand on her while she does push-ups just to show off, but will Kris be ready when Willow returns with a vengeance?


Holo.grm loads up.

Whoever this mysterious masked man is, he is ready, and he promises that tomorrow night on Collision, we will see him debut! Will Holo.grm prove to be more than meets the eye?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Collision is already stacked with Strong VS Ishii, Holo.grm’s debut, and the Unified World Trios Championship match, The Patriarchy VS The Bang Bang Gang, but Skye Blue’s challenge to Hikaru Shida has been answered! Will the Shining Samurai cut through the Chicago Skye to find her way back to the top of the ranks? We’ll also see Darby Allin return to action against The Beast Mortis! Will The Relentless One sharpen his edge for Blood & Guts? Plus, the Lumberjack match has been made official! Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo, with other AEW stars all around ringside, will this be where La Mera Mera and The Virtuosa finally settle the score?


The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix are looking to get in on the tag title chase, but so are Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy. While The Acclaimed still have to shoot their shot at The Young Bucks, which team will be waiting for them on the other side?

The teams sort out and Fenix starts against Brother Zay. The fans rally, Zay offers a handshake, and Fenix takes it. But then Fenix ROCKS Zay! Zay ROCKS Fenix back, they fire forearms, and Zay fires forearms again and again. Zay whips, Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix kicks, SOBATS, KICKS a leg, then kicks again, but Zay blocks! Zay steps over, GAMANGIRI! Zay runs, but Fenix pops him up, only for Zay to RANA! Zay whips, Fenix reverses but Zay reverses back. Fenix goes up and out to the apron, Zay runs in, Fenix dodges the triangle jump, and then Fenix slingshot SENTONS! Fenix stands Zay up, but Zay fights the underhooks!

Zay RAMS Fenix into the corner, tags Quen, and Quen rolls Fenix up, TWO! Fenix comes back, but gets a pop-up DROPKICK for it! Penta tags in and the fans fire up! Penta blocks, Quen blocks then Quen ROCKS Penta! Quen goes up, brings Penta to the top with him, but Penta CLUBS Quen! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen, then slingshots up to SUPER RANA Quen away! The fans fire up, Quen returns but Penta BOOTS him! Quen tries again, Penta pops him up and SUPERKICKS him while upside-down! Quen flops to the apron then the floor and the fans fire up. Penta builds speed, but Zay CROSSBODIES him!

Fenix MISSILE DROPKICKS Zay! Quen returns to PELE Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen! All four men are down and the fans fire up! Zay and Fenix bail out, Penta and Quen slowly stand up. Penta eggs Quen on, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Quen steps up to Penta, and Penta says uno momento. Penta dramatically takes off his glove, but Quen says no, let him. “SHOTS! SHOTS!” Penta says okay, listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Quen, so Quen comes back to say “SHOTS!” “CERO! MIEDO!” “SHOTS!” They go back and forth, taunt for taunt, then Penta CHOPS! Quen is stinging but he composes himself. Quen comes back, CHOPS, but that hurts his hand more than it does Penta’s body! Penta says okay, and he unbuttons Quen’s shirt, to CHOP him down! The fans fire up with Penta as he does a “SHOTS! SHOTS!” dance! So Quen returns to fire forearms!

Quen ROCKS Penta, runs, but Penta SUPERKICKS! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Quen BOOTS him down! Quen nods, runs up, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up, Penta blocks a kick to HEEL KICK, only for Quen to ROUNDHOUSE back! Both men wobble, then they DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE! Both men fall and the fans fire back up! Quen and Penta crawl, hot tags to Zay and Fenix! Fenix ROCKS Zay, Zay ROCKS Fenix, and Fenix fires off a strike fest! Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” But Zay wrenches out to facelock back! But Fenix fights the suplex, wrenches out, and KICKS Zay!

Fenix reels Zay in, but then Zay wrenches out. Zay reels Fenix back in, but Fenix wrenches out to mule kick. Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” but Zay wrenches out to ROCK Fenix! Zay eggs Fenix on, pie faces, and he fires a forearm! Fenix fires back, they go back and forth, and the fans rally up. Fenix and Zay huff ‘n’ puff, and they keep throwing shots! Zay gets the edge, but Fenix returns in kind! Rampage returns to single picture as they both throw forearms at the same time, again and again! It is fast and furious and the fans love it! Penta runs in just to BLAST Quen! The Lucha Bros mug Zay, double whip, but Quen is there for some SILLY STRONG!

Penta flounders out, Quen HOTSHOTS Fenix! Zay brings Fenix around, Quen goes up, AFTER PARTY STOMPS! Quen goes up and up to ESCALARA SENTON onto Penta! Zay SWANTON BOMBS Fenix! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and shocks Zay! The fans rally up and Zay brings Fenix up. Tag to Quen, and Private Party puts Fenix up top. Quen runs up, GIN- NO, Fenix holds onto the corner and Quen tumbles! Penta also waistlocks Zay but Zay fights free with elbows. Penta shoves Zay so that Fenix can tightrope walk PENALTY KICK! Then Penta SLINGBLADES Zay down! Quen gets in, he gets a SLINGBLADE, too!

The fans fire up for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta brings Quen in but Quen slips free and shoves Penta into Fenix! Fenix lands on his firebird and Quen helps Zay up. GIN & JUICE!! Cover, but Penta returns to break it and hit a DESTROYER on Zay!! Quen is shocked while Little Rock is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as “A E DUB!” gives us this main event. Quen drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix eggs Quen on so Quen stomps away on him! Quen drags Fenix up, reels him in, but Fenix wrenches out to underhook and BUTTERFLY ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!! Fenix tags Penta and they aim at Zay. DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!

Quen is alone, “UNO! DOS! TRES!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for him, too! Then Penta drags Quen up and Fenix goes up! Tuck and “CERO! MIEDO!” LB PILEDRIVER!! Then Fenix DIVES onto Zay for good measure! Penta covers, Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

Private Party put up a fight to be sure, but Penta y Fenix just wanted it that much more! Will the Lucha Brothers be watching Blood & Guts very, very closely?

My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage here, and even the squash matches served some purpose. Kris crushing Sydni was mostly for momentum, but it felt like that was the first real showing of Kris’ Heel attitude with her trash talking the whole time. Jericho letting Bill do all the work against The Outrunners was naturally how that match was going, but it works perfectly in character and story for them. And Jericho crossing paths with Suzuki before Suzuki puts Butcher away rather quickly was good, too. The go home math is therefore even ahead of their FTW Championship match, but I wonder if Jericho was texting someone who could interfere for him since Keith & Bill can’t. But it can’t be Jeff Cobb, though, he’s locked in for NJPW’s G1 Climax.

Very good promo from The Outcasts, and while Toni Storm VS Mariah May is one title match and Mercedes Mone VS Britt Baker is another, Saraya could end up putting out an open challenge and it is answered by someone big from Stardom or CMLL for a first-time-ever kind of match to make All In even more historic. Great tag team main event from Lucha Brothers VS Private Party, with it mostly being for momentum. Private Party has finally been back on track now that both guys are healthy, but Lucha Bros winning out made sense. Penta & Fenix have been great as a team and as individuals, they’re both primed to take on just about any team or even singles champs if needed.

And great opener from The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom, even though I’m surprised they did such a Six Man Tag already. The Conglomeration winning could still feed into my idea that Cassidy & Kyle get an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Death Before Dishonor, but it also gives us a reason for Ishii VS Roddy tomorrow night. Great promo from Mark Briscoe in that, too, he continues to be one of the best underappreciated promo guys in all of wrestling today. I feel like Mark is going to retain the title against Roddy given how Shane Taylor is gunning for Mark, but that really depends on if Tony Khan is even paying attention to his own shows.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (7/19/24)

Cody Rhodes won’t back down!



The American Nightmare is seeing red!

After last week’s brutal attack by The Bloodline, Cody Rhodes will open tonight’s SmackDown to show he is not intimidated by their actions!


  • Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes; Andrade wins.
  • Bianca Belair w/ Jade Cargill VS Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven; Bianca wins.
  • Mia Yim VS Tiffany Stratton w/ Nia Jax; Mia wins.
  • Cody Rhodes & Kevin Owens VS A-Town Down Under; Cody & Kevin win.


Cody Rhodes is here!

Omaha, Nebraska fires up as The American Nightmare makes his way out. The fans sing along with the song, “WHOA~ OH~!” The pyro goes off, Cody high-fives fans and even gives some autographs as he continues down the ramp. Cody fist-bumps Omaha’s own Terence Crawford, who is preparing for his own boxing championship defense, and then Cody steps into the ring. The fans chant Cody’s name while he grabs a mic. “So, Omaha! What do we wanna talk about? Let’s talk about Randy Orton.” Cody has the distinction and honor of calling Randy Orton a friend. Before that, Randy was a mentor.

Randy chose Cody when he didn’t have to, when he was told to discard Cody. Cody would not be here as Undisputed WWE Champion without Randy Orton. The fans cheer that, and even chant for “Randy! Randy!” Cody says, “So imagine the guilt when a man who has a lovely wife, a beautiful family, five children, a man who came back from what could’ve been a career ending injury and had spinal fusion surgery, imagine my guilt watching this Bloodline put Randy Orton through a table.” The fans boo, and Cody says family is not always blood. How’s the song go? Wrestling has more than one royal family. Randy is Cody’s family. Randy is Cody’s brother!

And if Randy were here, he wouldn’t want Cody to wax poetic or talk about guilt and shame. The difference between the two is the difference of being bad and doing something bad. Cody will instead look directly into the camera, and he will talk right to the man responsible: Solo Sikoa. The fans boo that name. Cody looked Solo in the eyes before WrestleMania 39 even, and told him, “You are not ready.” Then Solo paid Cody back in kind by costing him the title he has now, the title they will fight for in the main event of SummerSlam.

“Solo, with everything you have done trying to erase your time as The Enforcer–that’s a cute nickname, by the way–and instead become the Tribal Chief, how does it feel knowing that I am still standing here in this ring, still champion, and that you are still not-” A-Town Down Under interrupts? The fans boo as Austin Theory & Grayson Waller strut out here, and Theory starts by saying, “Cody, Cody Rhodes. Cody, you’re spending a lot of time talking about The Bloodline, but because of you, Jacob Fatu from The Bloodline attacked me last week.” Look at his face! It’s swollen! Cody thought that was from his own partner hitting him in the face.

Waller says nice try, Cody, trying to deflect from how Cody can’t take responsibility for his own actions. Theory got attacked last week was because of Cody. And the reason Cody’s mentor, hero and friend, Randy Orton, the reason Cody won the title, the reason Randy got hurt is because of Cody. The fans boo but ATDU step into the ring. But Cody fires off on tehm first! The fans fire up but he still gets mugged 2v1! The fans boo again as Theory & Waller stomp Cody down. Waller TOSSES Cody out, but Terence says here, have his chair! Cody uses that chair to JAM Waller and SMACK him down!

Then Cody tosses the chair to Theory so he can DISASTER KICK it into Theory’s face! ATDU bails out and the fans fire up! Cody has chair and championship, will he need both of those to thwart The Bloodline?


Carmelo Hayes gets a quick trim.

He has his guy tidy up the edges, and then says there won’t be chants or gimmick BS. He tells Andrade that it’ll be them, “two hoopers,” one on one, going hard in the paint, and the world will be waiting to see who misses first. And it won’t be H1M. Melo heads out, but will he dunk on Andrade? Or will El Idolo show this isn’t Melo’s game, it’s his?


Cody finds Nick Aldis backstage.

Cody says it is a 100% freebie, he wants a match with A-Town Down Under. Aldis says he can do that, but he’ll need a tag team partner. Cody says no, he needs to send a message to The Bloodline. Aldis gets that, but hey, if he sends the WWE Champion out into a Handicap Match, Aldis will have to answer to the Board of Directors. So respectfully, Cody has until the end of tonight to find a partner. The American Nightmare has his mission, will he find someone who wants to take the fight to the former tag team champions?


Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes!

El Idolo has been NXT Champion, just like H1M, but he’s also been WWE United States Champion and is currently WWE Speed Champion. Will Andrade make Melo respect him? Or will no one humble Melo when he hits Nothing But Net?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, the two tie up, and Andrade headlocks. Melo powers up and out but Andrade runs him over. Things keep moving, Melo hurdles then Andrade leaps over. Melo rolls off Andrade’s back, comes back, and tilt-o-whirl RANAS, only for Andrade to handspring through! Melo runs up again, sunset flips, ONE!! Melo grabs at legs but Andrade boots him away. Andrade then trips Melo, steps through, but Melo kicks him away. The fans cheer the standoff while Melo frowns. Andrade runs but he turns Melo’s dropdown into a rolling sunset, TWO! Melo jackknife bridges, TWO!

Both men stand, both men ROCK each other with forearms, then the forearms start flying! Andrade runs but Melo ROCKS him! Melo runs but Andrade BOOTS him! Andrade steadies himself before he runs, but then Melo DROPKICKS him! Melo runs, but Andrade follows! Andrade jumps up onto the ropes with Melo! Melo slips away to trip Andrade up! Andrade is stuck in ropes, Melo still hits a FADE AWAY JUMPER! The fans fire up for that leg drop, and SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Andrade endures an armlock. The fans rally, Andrade fights up, and he throws body shots. Melo holds onto the armlock, but Andrade fires more shots! Then he JAWBREAKERS free! Melo knees, whips, but Andrade reverses. Andrade then follows, but Melo dodges, only for the SOUTHPAW LARIAT to hit! The fans fire up while both men are down! Melo and Andrade slowly sit up, and fans rally. Melo throws a haymaker, but Andrade eggs him on! Melo fires another, but Andrade SLAPS and SLAPS with palm strikes! Andrade blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Then another DRAGON SCREW!

Melo hobbles up, swings, but misses! Andrade FLYING FOREARMS and both men are down again! The fans rally, Andrade kips up! The fans cheer as Andrade snarls. Andrade calls his shot, the fans rally behind him with “SI! SI! SI!” Andrade gets moving, CIEN SHADOWS! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives, showing why he was NXT and NXT North American Champion in his career. Andrade brings Melo up, reels him in, but Melo slips free of the suplex! Melo rebounds to LA MYSTICA! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this and Melo grows frustrated. Melo drags Andrade up, “This is Awesome!” as Melo puts Andrade in a corner.

Melo hoists Andrade up to the top rope backwards. Melo then climbs up behind Andrade, brings Andrade up, but Andrade fires elbows! Melo falls back and the fans fire up! Andrade adjusts, and he MOONSAULTS! Melo moves but Andrade MOONSAULTS again! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives and shocks Andrade! Andrade huffs ‘n’ puffs and brings Melo up. Andrade reels Melo in, back suplexes, but Melo lands out! Melo dodges again, kicks a leg out, then runs up, into a CHOP! Melo returns to KNEE anyway! Melo keeps moving, boot feint and ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives again but Andrade puts him in the drop zone.

Andrade goes to a corner and climbs up. The fans cheer as he reaches the top. Andrade aims, leaps, but into the FIRST 48! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives that half court shot but Melo hurries back to the corner! Melo climbs, aims, and NOTHING BUT- NO! Airball, and Andrade scoops! Melo slips free, only to end up in underhooks! THE MESSAGE!! Cover, Andrade wins!

Winner: Andrade, by pinfall

El Idolo called his shot last week, and he hits the mark! But now that Andrade is through with H1M, will he be moving on to bigger and better?


Bayley and Nia Jax sit down for video chat interviews.

The Role Model WWE Women’s Champion and the Irresistible Queen of the Ring are in separate locations as Corey Graves interviews them. He wants to ask Nia about Cleveland but she says just stop. Look at her, and look at Bayley. Start feeling sorry for Bayley right now, because at SummerSlam, Nia beats Bayley, takes her title, and puts her down like an old, sick dog. Nia will put Bayley out of Nia’s misery. Bayley says wow, Nia hasn’t changed in the ten years they’ve known each other. Nia says oh no, she has changed. And before going on too long, Nia is Queen of the Ring, so address her as “Queen Nia.”

Bayley says she’ll address Nia how she wants. And Nia should know what Bayley meant by that. Nia is the same heartless woman she was since day one here. The same big mouth, and the attitude like she owns this place. The same Nia that in 2017, took Bayley out of her SummerSlam match. Oh, we’re going there now? Yes, they are, and let Bayley finish talking. Nia took Bayley out, that changed the trajectory of Bayley’s whole career. But Nia didn’t hurt Bayley because she’s so much bigger and stronger than Bayley or that she’s so vicious. Nia did it because she’s big, clumsy, and reckless. Nia gets pissed now!

Nia says honestly, Bayley, she is pretty content being Queen of the Ring, the Queen of WWE! Nia is on top! She’s coming for that title just because she can take it from Bayley! Well, then, bad news there. Don’t listen to what the fans are saying that Nia is bigger or that she’ll mop the floor with Bayley. No, Bayley wants Nia to look at her now, and if she’s changed so much since 2017, then so has Bayley. Bayley walks into SummerSlam with the championship, and she walks out with the championship! And there is nothing Nia can do to stop her. Bayley smiles but Nia asks if they’re done. Nia throws off her mic and storms off. Who will prove they’re THE top of the division when WWE arrives in The Land?


Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill head for Aldis’ office.

But before they can reach the door, Piper Niven & Chelsea Green stand in their way. Sorry, are they lost? They’re here to talk to Mr. Aldis. Uh, girl, nuh-uh. Not before Bianca & Jade do. They need to get that tag title rematch. Aw, they’re gonna complain about losing because they’re big complaining losers? Uh, isn’t that what Chelsea’s about to do? Piper says you don’t talk about Chelsea like that. Yeah, that’s how they’re talking about Bianca & Jade. So scoot on over, because Piper & Chelsea are talking to Aldis first! Jade steps to the door but Bianca says no no, it’s fine. They can talk with Aldis later, because these two are on Bianca’s nerves.

If they can’t decide on who talks with Aldis first, they can decide this in the ring. Jade likes that idea, too. Piper also likes that idea, but Chelsea doesn’t. Bianca & Jade say bye~ and head for gorilla position. Will The EST give Chelsea something to complain to Aldis about? Or can the Hot Mess prove she can back up all that talk?

Bianca Belair w/ Jade Cargill VS Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven!

SmackDown returns as Chelsea makes her entrance, accompanied by “Lil’ Miss P.” The bell rings and Chelsea talks trash on Bianca. Then she SLAPS her! So Bianca SLAPS back! Bianca storms up, Chelsea dodges and Bianca runs into buckles! Chelsea then ENZIGIRIS Bianca, reels her in for chicken wings, but Bianca powers out. Bianca runs, gets around, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up while Chelsea flounders. Bianca handsprings but Chelsea avoids the moonsault! Chelsea runs up but Bianca gets under the boot! Torture rack, but Chelsea flails free! O’Conner Roll, with tights! TWO!! Bianca has Chelsea’s legs, BIANCA WINS!

Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall

Chelsea is already complaining and protesting to the ref! But then Jade and Piper step in, only for Chelsea to say time to go. The StrongEST Duo stands tall, but then someone is laughing. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn are on the tron! And Isla says they’ve heard Bianca & Jade are looking for them. And they just love how the two have been so passionate about their titles. Alba says they get it, when you’re champions, you’ve got all the power! And right now, the power belongs to Alba & Isla. But lucky for Bianca & Jade, they’ll get a tiny glimpse at these belts next week. But when it comes to a rematch…? Well, we’ll see.

Alba & Isla laugh into the night, but will even the wicked witches fall victim to the forces of nature coming for them?


Nick Aldis is in the ring.

The SmackDown General Manager says as we all know, SummerSlam is right around the corner. And as GM, it is his responsibility to deliver the biggest and best matches he possibly can. With that in mind, he holds a contract signed by himself and by LA Knight. This match is for the United States Championship, so all that is left is the signature of THE United states Champion. Without further ado, please welcome first, the challenger, LA Knight! Omaha fires up for The Mega Star makes his way to the ring. Knight joins Aldis in the ring, and Aldis says now welcome the champion, Logan Paul!

Many fans boo as The Maverick makes his way out, but there are still some fans who want fist bumps. Logan tells the fans to get louder one way or another as he steps into the ring. Logan is given the mic while fans continue to boo, and others chant for “L A KNIGHT! L A KNIGHT!” Aldis shows Logan the contract, Logan asks Omaha a question. Why would he give “Hillbilly Aladdin,” this Sons of Anarchy extra, this Larry the Lobster guy a shot at the United States Championship? Knight tells the “edge lord” to look at him. Logan talks about no reason for facing Knight, and y’know, maybe he’s right. Maybe Logan can just take a walk and we’ll think about this later.

But the one thing Knight thinks about is, he just thinks the one reason Logan should reconsider is that every time they have been face to face, Knight has owned and cooked Logan. The fans cheer that! So let’s go back just a year ago. Knight walks down that aisle, “YEAH!” He gave Logan a map, “YEAH!” And he said that map gave exact directions. “YEAH!” Those directions were for where Logan could shove each and every bottle of Prime! “YEAH!” That was last year. But since then, Logan became US Champ, congrats to you. Logan thanks Knight for that. Knight admits, if Logan’s holding a title, that makes him the man around here.

But Knight figured to himself, maybe time for Knight’s shot. Knight asks, Logan says no. Knight shows up at Logan’s house, his idiot friends let Knight in and he hops into the pool to make it his toilet. And what does that do? Just got Knight an MITB qualifier, and a pin on Logan right here on this mat! Now that felt damn good, and Knight wants to do it again. But Logan isn’t giving Knight what he wants, and what he wants is a shot at the US title. Knight chases Logan all over the world just to get him to show up! Logan says just listen to yourself, “John,” you sound pathetic! You’re a grown man but look at yourself!

The fact is, Knight needs this match with Logan. Logan doesn’t! The fans boo and Logan says they are not the same. The difference here is Knight’s entire existence is defined by what he does in this ring. Not Logan. Logan can leave this ring to interview former presidents, building multi-billion dollar business, starting a family, and changing the landscape of sports media with his brother! The last name “Paul” echoes through the entire zeitgeist of culture! And that’s not to say that what Knight does isn’t important. It is important. Knight is very good. In fact, Logan likes the catchphrase bodybuilder shtick he’s got.

But the real problem is, Knight wants Logan’s accolades but is not Logan. Knight doesn’t think like him, doesn’t move like him. Knight wants to be champion but is not “him.” And for someone whose entire existence is defined by what they do in this ring, Knight has not had a single defining moment the past 20 years. Knight is a gym bro with a spray tan and catchphrase, pretending to be The Rock! Knight says oh~, cut him, he bleeds! Never heard that before. Leave it to Logan to recycle old material. Low rent, lowbrow, Low T! Low T Logan P! But talk about the US Championship, about frauds, let’s talk about that.

Here is a man parading around as a champion! Here’s a man playing fraud on this entire company, pretending to be US Champion! And meanwhile, Logan won’t sign a contract? Good thing Logan brought up his brother, because the brother is willing to jump into the ring with Mike Tyson. But Logan doesn’t seem to have balls just to step into the ring with Knight! Guess balls don’t run in the family. Logan says if Knight wants the match, fine! He’ll sign, and he’ll give Knight a shot at the title! And after he beats Knight, Knight will have nothing. Logan could say he’d take everything from Knight, but Knight has nothing of value to give!

In fact, how about this? Logan can give Knight something already. On the back of this contract, Logan’s gonna give Knight directions for where he can still his dreams of becoming a champion! YEAH~! The fans boo but then Logan shoves the contract at Knight. Aldis keeps these two from throwing down already, even though the fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Logan stands down, the fans boo, but Knight still has the match he wants. But then Logan slides back in to attack! Logan RAMS Knight into a corner, but Knight turns things around to fire off haymakers! Logan knees low, fires body shots, then winds up, but Knight blocks!

Knight cravats but Logan slips away again! Both men say that’s how close the other came! But again, Knight has the shot he wanted, will he use it to shut Logan up once and for all?


LA Knight returns backstage.

And he’s confronted by Santos Escobar & Elektra Lopez, who say, “L! A! KNIGHT!” “EW!” Santos says congrats on finally getting that US Championship match. Must be a great feeling, right? Knight pinned Logan Paul in Madison Square Garden. That must feel like sitting on top of the world. What’s with the questions, where’s this going? Santos says relax. Just a friendly reminder that Santos was in the Triple Threat and didn’t get pinned. He knows, Knight knows, Lopez knows, everybody knows~, that if it was 1v1, it would’ve been a different story. Knight says Santos clearly isn’t a student of history, because Knight’s been part of that story and he knows how that went.

But hey, SummerSlam’s still a few weeks away, so Knight has some free time. If Santos wants to get in touch with Knight, his mom has Knight’s number. Santos says Knight sure feels untouchable, huh? Facing Santos so close to that title shot is not the brightest idea. Wouldn’t want him getting hurt. But if Knight wants to squander his opportunity, why stop him? Santos & Lopez head out, but will Knight humble him before going after Logan?


Mia Yim VS Tiffany Stratton w/ Nia Jax!

As if dealing with The Queen of the Ring wasn’t hard enough, Michin has the Princess all up in her business! Will Mia remind us why she’s The Head Baddie in Charge? Or will no one put an end to #TiffyTime?

SmackDown returns and Mia makes her entrance. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, and Tiff throws Mia down by her hair! The fans cheer but then Mia catches Tiff for a cradle, TWO! Mia SHOTGUNS Tiff to a corner, runs up to forearm SMASH, then she sits Tiff down. Mia mocks Tiff to then CANNONBALL! High stack cover, ONE!! Tiff toughs it out but Mia KICKS her! Tiff avoids a roundhouse and wants a Tiffy Timeout! Mia chases Tiff but Tiff hides behind Nia. Mia says Nia shouldn’t even be here, but Tiff sucker punches Mia! Then cartwheel and Alabama Lift, for an ALABAMA SLAM to the floor!

Nia pats Tiff on the shoulder and Tiff asks what time it is, but SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again and Tiff has a headlock. Fans rally as Mia fights out. Mia runs but Tiff knees her low! Tiff throws Mia down, then goes to the apron, SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Mia stays in this but Nia coaches Tiff. Mia goes to a corner, Tiff runs and handsprings in to back elbow! Tiff then reels Mia in, SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Tiff grows frustrated but Nia says she’s got this. Tiff waits on Mia to get up, then she runs to cartwheel and Alabama Lift again! But Mia fights to sunset flip it, TWO! Mia stands up, slips under Tiff’s lariat and backslides, TWO! Tiff stands up, but Mia ELBOWS her!

Mia runs up to LARIAT! And then YAKUZA KICK! And then DROPKICK! Tiff flounders back up, into a NECKBREAKER! Tiff staggers to a corner, Mia runs up to CHOP! Mia reels Tiff in, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Tiff toughs it out and Mia grows frustrated. Mia drags Tiff up to wrench and EAT DA- NO, Tiff ROCKS Mia first! Mia ROCKS Tiff back! Mia runs up but Tiff YANKS her to ropes! Tiff runs to HIP ATTACK! Tiff keeps moving, TIFFY STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Mia survives and now Tiff is growing frustrated! Tiff drags Mia up, brings her over to a corner, and hauls her up top.

Tiff climbs but Mia fires hands! Tiff staggers back, Mia adjusts and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Tiff tumbles out of teh ring while fans fire up! Mia fires herself up and builds speed, but Nia trips her up! The fans boo while the ref misses that! Mia kicks at Nia, goes back for Tiff, but Tiff ROCKS her first! Tiff then reels Mia in for a ROLLING SENTON! Then PRETTIEST MOONSAULT- WAIT! Bayley is here!? Bayley distracts Tiff and pisses off Nia! Nia runs in but Bayley TOSSES her over barriers! Tiff freaks out as Bayley has the briefcase! She SMASHES Nia with it! Bayley then smacks the case against the desk!

The fans fire up as Bayley hits the case off steel steps! She opens it up, dumps the contract out, and STMOPS the briefcase into pieces!! Mia rolls Tiff, MIA WINS!!

Winner: Mia Yim, by pinfall

The Role Model helps the HBIC get some payback on Nia and Miss MITB! Then Bayley mockingly says, “Oops.” Bayley puts the contract in what’s left of the case and slide it to Tiff. Will Tiff have to give that briefcase a makeover before she can properly cash it in?


The Bloodline speaks.

Solo Sikoa says, “Life is so good when you’re The Tribal Chief on the Island of Relevancy. So good. And it’s also busy. I never have a moment to myself. But when I do, you know what I love the most? A good mystery. Yeah. I’m not talking about a mystery of who’s gonna be Cody Rhodes’ tag team partner. No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about a mystery of who’s gonna step up and disrespect The Tribal Chief by teaming up with Cody Rhodes tonight. That’s who I’m talking about. Have you seen what we done to Randy Orton last week? Have you? So if you’re on Cody’s side, that means you’re against me.

“If you’re against my family, you’re against my Bloodline, and you’re against The Tribal Chief. So tonight, tonight… tonight better be a Handicap match, or someone will pay the price. Because I am The Tribal Chief, and you will… acknowledge me!” Jacob Fatu adorns Solo with the ula fala, and they raise up the ones. Will anyone be brave enough to defy The Bloodline to help The American Nightmare?


BREAKING NEWS for next week’s SmackDown!

With #DIY still WWE Tag Team Champions after last week, it is time to find NEW #1 Contenders! It will be a Tag Team Gauntlet match, with The Street Profits, Legado Del Fantasma, Pretty Deadly, The Good Brothers, the new duo of Apollo Crews & Baron Corbin, and even The Bloodline’s Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa, all fighting for that shot! Who wins out to then head for Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano?


Cody Rhodes & ??? VS A-Town Down Under!

The American Nightmare wanted a response from The Bloodline but got a response from the former WWE Tag Team Champions. They admittedly were collateral damage last week, but this is mostly them taking out their frustrations over losing twice in as many weeks. Will Austin Theory & Grayson Waller tear down the Undisputed WWE Champion? Or will he have back-up after all?

Cody heads to gorilla, and Kevin Owens is there! The Prizefighter says see you out there. Seems Solo forgot there is still someone crazy enough to defy him, because KO’s been doing it all along! Will Kevin #JustKeepFighting until he can’t fight no more?

SmackDown returns and ATDU makes their entrance. The teams sort out and Cody starts against Theory. The fans rally for Cody as the two circle. They tie up, and Theory headlocks. Cody powers up and out, drops down then kitchen sink knees Theory down! Cody drags Theory up, wrenches an arm and tags Kevin. They double wrench to double body shot, then Cody clinches Theory and Kevin runs, they send Theory to BOOT CAMP! Theory sputters, Kevin covers, ONE!! Kevin keeps on Theory with a whip. Kevin ELBOWS Theory down but Theory bails out. Kevin goes out after him to shove him into the Prime bottles!

Kevin CHOPS Theory, SLAPS the big Prime bottle, then pushes Theory into the ring. Waller fixes the display for his bro, Logan, but Kevin RAMS Theory into the corner. Tag to Cody, he reels Theory in but Waller distracts. Cody DECKS Waller, Theory throat chops Cody! Theory LARIATS Cody against ropes, tags Waller, and Waller holds Cody’s arms in the ropes! The fans boo and the ref reprimands as Theory fires haymakers on Cody. Waller lets off at 4 to slide in and CLOBBER Cody! Waller taunts Kevin, KNEES Cody down, then drags Cody up for more knees. The fans chant “WALLER SUCKS!” but Waller knocks Cody down.

Waller brings Cody up to back suplex, but Cody lands out of it! Cody dodges Waller and Waller hits buckles! The fans fire up, Cody hurries, hot tag to Kevin! Kevin dodges Waller, DECKS Theory, then fires off hands on Waller! The fans fire up more as Kevin stomps Waller against ropes! The ref counts, Kevin lets off and Waller bails out. Kevin roars, goes out the side, and he runs to LARIAT Waller! Then Kevin LARIATS Theory! Omaha is thunderous as Kevin gets back in the ring. Waller runs up but into an atomic drop! ENZIGIRI! Theory gets up but Kevin DECKS him! Waller is in the corner, Kevin says ‘SUCK IT!” and CANNONBALLS!

Kevin goes up while Waller is down, but Theory anchors him! Kevin HEADBUTTS Theory then aims at Waller. SWANTON BOMB onto knees! Both men are down, Theory tags in to slingshot and SHOTGUN Kevin back down! Theory sucker punches Cody, too! Tag to Waller, Theory brings Kevin up, BACKBREAKER to BALLER ELBOW! Waller sucker punches Cody now! Cover, TWO! Waller taunts Cody while SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again, Theory looms over Kevin and soaks up the heat. Tag to Waller, and Theory holds Kevin down so Waller can drop an elbow! Cover, ONE! Waller drops another elbow! Cover, ONE!! Waller clamps on with a cravat and he grinds Kevin down. The fans rally as Kevin endures and fights his way up. Kevin reaches out, but Waller keeps him from Cody. Kevin fires body shots, so Waller fires knee after knee! Kevin staggers to an open corner, Waller stomps him and digs his knee in. The ref counts, Waller lets off and Kevin sputters. Waller brings Kevin around on the apron to CLUB him.

Waller goes out after Kevin but Kevin kicks him! And SMACKS him off steel steps! And pushes the Prime bottle! Kevin hurries back into the ring but Waller trips him up! BIG elbow drop! Waller grinds his forearm in Kevin’s face, then pushes him to a corner. “WALLER SUCKS!” but he throws body shots on Kevin. Waller puts Kevin up top, fires hands, then climbs up. Waller brings Kevin up, but Kevin fires body shots! Kevin ROCKS Waller and Waller falls back, only to come back up! Waller fires forearms, tries again, and goes to the very top! But Kevin throws body shots in return! Kevin and Waller brawl up top!

The fans fire up as Kevin gets the advantage! Kevin HEADBUTTS Waller, Waller holds onto ropes, so Kevin HEADBUTTS again! Waller still holds on so Kevin ELBOWS him down! And then SWANTON BOMB! It hits this time and both men are down! The fans are thunderous as Kevin and Waller crawl! Hot tags to Theory and Cody! The fans fire up as Cody fires off hands on Theory! Cody whips, Theory reverses but Cody CLOBBERS Theory! Cody then goes up and over and hits the SNAP POWERSELAM! Theory stands, but Cody kicks and RHODES UPPERCUTS! Cody JABS, JABS, JABS, flip, flop and fly! BIONIC ELBOW!

The fans are thunderous again as Cody brings Theory around. Cody scoops but Waller makes the save! Tag to Waller, Cody dodges Theory to BLAST Waller! Cody blocks a kick to give a kick and DDT for Theory! Cody stalks Theory but Waller somersaults in to COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Waller BOOTS Kevin, then he goes back for Cody. Tag to Theory and they call their shot. Theory fireman’s carries, but Cody slips free! Cody shoves Theory at Waller, but Theory stops short. Cody gets around to waistlock Theory, but Theory elbows free! Waller runs up but Cody moves, and Theory blocks the knee! Cody springboards to CODY CUTTER Theory!!

Waller got free cuz he used Theory again, and now he swings on Cody! Cody dodges, Kevin is there to kick and STUNNER! Waller flops out, Cody reels Theory in! CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody & Kevin win!

Winners: Cody Rhodes & Kevin Theory, by pinfall

A-Town Down Under failed to take out their frustrations, but Cody & Kevin sure got theirs out. But here comes The Bloodline! Solo Sikoa leads Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa, but where’s Jacob Fatu…? Cody keeps looking around, but then he DIVES onto Solo & Tama first! Loa gets in to throw hands with Kevin! Loa fireman’s carries, but Kevin CLAWS Loa’s face! Kevin tries to rip Loa’s eyes out! Cody has Solo and SMACKS him off the desk! Kevin helps clear the desk while Cody sends Solo into steel steps! The fans are all fired up as Cody and Kevin look to get payback! But THERE is Fatu! He CLOBBERS Cody, SUPERKICKS Kevin, and then RAMS Cody into steel steps!

Kevin comes back to throw hands, but Fatu shoves him back to SUPERKICK! Kevin flops into the ring but the Samoan Werewolf stomps him into a corner. Fatu rains down headbutts, then he goes corner to corner! HIP ATTACK! Fatu shouts at Kevin, “You wanna disrespect my Tribal Chief!? The man that does everything for the family!!” Solo sits Cody up so he can watch as Fatu goes corner to corner again, for another HIP ATTACK! Fatu keeps moving, and he HIP ATTACKS again!! Fatu just keeps moving and he hits a FOURTH!! The fans boo but then Solo HEADBUTTS Cody down!

Fatu drags Kevin to the drop zone, then goes up a corner! Cody is helpless as Fatu hits a DIVING HEADBUTT right on Kevin! Fatu then storms out to join the rest of the Bloodline. They haul Cody up and over to the desk! TRIPLE POWERBOMB through the desk!! The fans boo, but Kevin is still moving?! Solo looms over Kevin, and Tama grabs a chair! Tama puts the chair around Kevin’s head, and says this is what he gets! Tama POSTS Kevin head first!! Fatu presents the ula fala, and The Bloodline gathers around their Tribal Chief. Fatu adorns Solo with the ula fala, and the Bloodline raises their ones to the sky.

Cody sputters but he can’t sit up. Can Cody recover and be ready for SummerSlam? Or is Solo just two weeks away from taking over the WWE?

My Thoughts:

A great SmackDown here to not just build SummerSlam but to follow up last week. Great opening promo from Cody to call out The Bloodline, and I suppose A-Town Down Under calling him out in return was a logical move. Good promo from Solo, and it did foreshadow who would be Cody’s partner in a way. Kevin was of course coming back not just to help Cody but to avenge Randy, and we got a great tag main event for it. Great win for Cody & Kevin, but of course we got another brutal beating from The Bloodline. They’re doing their best to take away all of Cody’s allies, but I have a feeling this only motivates Kevin & Randy being there at SummerSlam to help. And they can even have a moment where, when it seems Cody is about to lose, Heyman returns with Roman to scare Solo.

Melo had a good promo tonight, and he had a great match with Andrade, but I figured Melo was losing. I don’t know how WWE Speed has been going but I don’t think Melo is going to be facing Andrade for the Speed title. I’m still wondering if Andrade circles back to Legado Del Fantasma. That tag team gauntlet is going to be a lot of fun but I would think Tama & Loa win so that The Bloodline gets back in that title story. Speaking of, we naturally got more interaction of Bianca & Jade with Chelsea & Piper. Bianca beating Chelsea so quickly practically makes a case for a Women’s Speed Championship. But at the same time, good promo from Alba & Isla to set up the continued story with Bianca & Jade, even while Raw is heating up with a lot of top level teams.

Very good promo segment from Bayley and Nia, though I did not think Bayley would work-shoot Nia’s early days of being green and “unsafe.” Each of them getting involved in Mia VS Tiff was good stuff, too, as was the destruction of Tiff’s briefcase. That’s also a very clever way to give Tiff a reason to customize the case into something that fits her vibe, aka it’ll be pink and sparkly cuz she’s the Wrestling Barbie. And while Naomi is busy with Blair Davenport in a feud on the side, Mia makes for a good teammate for Bayley to stand up to Nia & Tiff.

And we got a very good, non-traditional contract signing segment. Logan again played his part perfectly, being so arrogant that A) nothing, not even Knight pinning him, earns Knight a title shot and B) rubbing in that he doesn’t even need pro-wrestling, he just does this to show off. Knight took the long way to tell Logan that he should take the match to prove he’s not a coward, which is the same reason I was thinking the whole time. And like any quality arrogant Heel, Logan gets goaded into the match. Knight will definitely make an example of Santos next week, but I feel like the title match itself could go either way. If it were me, I’d have Knight win because he really has been waiting a long time for something, and this feels like the right time.

My Score: 8.8/10

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