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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (11/9/20)

The last spot on Team Raw must be filled!

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Who jumps on this second chance to join the Raw Survivor Series Men’s Team?

In a huge Triple Threat, Jeff Hardy, Elias and (Matt) Riddle will battle to join AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus and Braun Strowman on Team Raw!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Survivor Series Team Raw Second Chance Triple Threat: Jeff Hardy VS Elias VS Matt Riddle; Riddle wins and joins Team Raw.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Business Proposal: Drew Gulak VS R-Truth; Truth wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • Lana VS Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax; Baszler wins.
  • Keith Lee & Matt Riddle VS Braun Strowman & Sheamus, Special Guest Referee: AJ Styles; Lee & Riddle win.
  • WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley w/ MVP VS Titus O’Neil; Lashley wins and retains the title.
  • Asuka VS Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler; Asuka wins, by disqualification.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Lucky 7 Way: R-Truth VS ???; Akira Tozawa wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Holy Hot Potato: R-Truth VS Akira Tozawa VS Drew Gulak VS Tucker Knight VS Erik VS Lince Dorado VS Gran Metalik; everyone wins at least once, Truth wins last to become the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • Ricochet VS Mustafa Ali w/ Retribution; Ali wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Drew McIntyre & The New Day VS Randy Orton, The Miz & John Morrison; McIntyre & The New Day win.

PLAY BY PLAY

The Miz and John Morrison head to the ring!

The Most Must-See Mr. Money in the Bank and the Guru of Greatness open tonight’s Raw with MizTV! And they welcome us to the Most Must-See WWE Talk Show to hype up the big things happening this week. First, tonight, they team with Randy Orton to face The New Day and Drew McIntyre in a 3v3 match, “where anything can happen.” Is that Miz’s way of teasing an MITB cash-in? Only time will tell. But another big thing Miz is referring to, and equally as important, is Miz and Mrs. returning to USA Network! Speaking of, isn’t there a special bonus episode airing tonight right after Raw? YES! Two episodes, one week, USA must really love Miz!

And speaking of big things- Randy Orton interrupts? He wasn’t going to be the guest for MizTV but he heads to the ring either way. Orton says Miz has the balls to say his reality show is more important than a match with Orton? They’re in the Six Man, but only because Orton wants after McIntyre. But this is a set-up because the only way Miz can take the title off him is with that case! Orton remembers when they once threw Miz out of the locker room, and Orton never wanted to let him back in. As for Morrison, he took his ball, went home, and wrestled “for the minor leagues.” And what did Miz do during that same time? NOTHING. But now he has the TV show, the movies, and that briefcase. But if Miz wants to go for it, he doesn’t have to wait until the main event. Orton dares Miz to take his shot NOW!

Miz asks Orton if he really thinks Miz is abusing his connections at USA Network to better his position in the WWE? Miz deflecting might work on someone else but this is Randy Orton! Morrison says they know who he is! He’s a legend, the current WWE World Champion! But he doesn’t need to make this about him. Tonight could be a big night for all of them. That’s why the New Day were the scheduled guests. If things go according to plan, and they as a team emerge victorious, Miz and Morrison may be in line for those Raw Tag Team Championship titles. So if that were the case- But here come Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods!

“Can you belee this here?” Doth Woods’ ears deceive him? Are two men talking about cashing in a briefcase to become WWE World Champion? And then team up and go after ya bois, the NEW~ DAY~, for the W, W, E, Raw, Tag, Team, CHAMPIONSHIPS~? Ridiculous! But wow… Being that they’re all out here going at it so haaard~ with the “Verbal Strong Style,” New Day thought it’d be a crime for them to not have a live crowd here. So they’ll laugh at them in person! Scoot please so they may have seats. Feel free to entertain ya- RKO FOR KOFI!! Miz and Morrison throw Woods out, but here comes DREW! And he brawls with Orton!!

McIntyre gets the edge but Miz CASE SHOTS McIntyre! And again! Morrison returns, he and Miz feed McIntyre to an RKO! The Viper and the Greatest Tag Team of the 21st Century worked pretty well together there. But will that hold steady at the end of tonight?

 

Survivor Series Team Raw Second Chance Triple Threat: Jeff Hardy VS Elias VS Matt Riddle!

“Ladies and gentlemen,” The Drifter is already in the ring with an electric guitar. He introduces himself and says that over this last week, every night, he was jolted away with premonitions. He saw himself victorious tonight to be part of Team Raw for Survivor Series. People come up and ask, “Elias, you’re a world famous WWE superstar, a chart topping musician, what else is there?” It’s this. The last few weeks haven’t gone that well inside the ring. Hardy’s latest addiction is hitting him with guitars. But that changes tonight. Tonight isn’t just for him, but for the millions of Elias fans all around the world. The ones who bout Universal Truth to put it at the top of the charts! They understand his greatness!

So to honor them, he will sing a song right now! He waits, and no one interrupts. He says he’ll start now and… Still no one. Elias starts playing, but he’s paranoid, thinking there’s still an interruption. Well okay then! But then it happens! The Charismatic Enigma heads to the ring, followed by The Bro, and this second chance begins to rock ‘n’ roll!

Elias goes after Hardy, obviously but Riddle goes after them both! Riddle fires off hands on Hardy, brawls with Elias, but Elias shoves Riddle into Hardy’s roll up! TWO, Elias drags Hardy into a roll up, TWO! Riddle rolls Elias, TWO! The three stand off and Styles is watching as hardy goes after Elias. Riddle gets in the mix again with hands, but Hardy clubs Elias. Hardy has Elias in a corner, Elias kicks back and throws forearms. Riddle goes after Elias, Elias ROCKS him with a right, but Riddle comes right back. Elias puts Riddle on the apron, Riddle hits Elisa away then ducks Hardy’s punch to drag him out. Hardy and Riddle brawl, Elias WRECKS them with a dropkick!

Elias POSTS Hardy, and then again! Elias throws Riddle hard into barriers! And then CLOBBERS Hardy! Elias is fired up as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Elias throws hands on Hardy at the ropes. Elias stomps Hardy, brings him up to club him down, then he knocks Riddle off the apron to keep him out. Elias goes back to Hardy with stomps and elbow drops. Riddle gets in but Elias is on him first with a CHOP! Elias whips, Riddle blocks and breaks free to run, but into an elbow! Cover, TWO! Elias seethes and Styles is still watching while taking to Jordan Omogbehin. Hardy jawbreakers Elias back, then throws haymakers! Hardy whips, Elias reverses but Hardy runs him over with forearms! Atomic drop for Elias, atomic drop for Riddle! Trip up for Elias, but Hardy has to back drop Riddle first! Leg splitter for Elias, and the basement dropkick! Splash, cover, Riddle breaks it!

Hardy crawls to ropes, Riddle drags him up to a fireman’s carry but Hardy slips out to shove Riddle out. Elias stands, Hardy kicks but no Twist! Elias gets Hardy for DRIFT AWAY! Cover, but a BROTON breaks it! Riddle glares at Elias and he KICKS him hard in the chest! Elias blocks a kick, but Riddle elbows him back, to then FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, Hardy dropkicks it apart! Hardy drags Riddle up, Riddle gut wrenches him first! Hardy drops out of Bro Derek and boots Riddle into Elias! Hardy uses Riddle to hit POETRY IN MOTION on Elias! Hardy kicks Riddle, but still no Twist! Backslide but Hardy rolls off and they brawl! Riddle gets the edge there, but Hardy hits back!

Riddle keeps firing off, Hardy ducks a kick but swings into a PELE-, only to block it! Kick and TWIST- KNEE from Elias! Elias whips Riddle, Riddle reverses but Elias goes up! Riddle catches Elias for BRO DEREK! Cover, Riddle wins!!

Winner: (Matt) Riddle, by pinfall (joins Team Raw)

And the fifth man is a BRO! But given how he and Styles have dysfunction tracing back to SmackDown, will this superpowered team be its own Kryptonite?

 

Styles talks with Adam Pearce.

It would seem whatever Styles’ idea is makes “complete sense.” They shake on it, but Charly Caruso asks what that’s about. It was just them talking. Charly brings up Riddle joining the team but how does Styles feel about that? Styles says Riddle was the piece the team was missing! But Sheamus storms over to say “that shoeless Muppet” was Styles’ pick? Sheamus says that guy is nothing but an obnoxious punk! And Sheamus has no problem kicking his head off his shoulders if he steps out of line. Styles says he needs to have a winning attitude! They need to be a team! Team meeting! Styles will get the others to join in.

Right, Styles is “team captain” so how does Sheamus think he is doing? Sheamus says Styles is not his captain. Braun Strowman walks over and says Styles is NOT his captain, either. Is the ship sinking faster than “Captain” Styles can mend things?

 

Mustafa Ali speaks.

“Ricochet is a good man. He’ san honorable man. When he turned down an offer to join The Hurt Business, he made a conscious decision to stand alone.” Ali applauds that bravery, but also says Ricochet is a “damn fool.” One man cannot change everything. And when Ricochet accepts that, maybe Retribution will accept him.

Mia “Reckoning” Yim says it is easy to feel alone when you’re manipulated and misguided. “Where does that leave you? Barely afloat, gasping for each and every breath while some pink-green haired trash is laughing at our suffering!” Ali says no mercy was shown to then, so no mercy will be shown to them. They are the forgotten. Slapjack, T-Bar, Mace, Reckoning. “We are Retribution. And we will not rest until we shut, you, down!”

 

The Hurt Business talks backstage.

But then Drew Gulak comes by and says hello. The NEW 24/7 Champion says everything went to plan, but the expansion can enter in phase two. They have the United States Champion in Bobby Lashley. They have the future Raw Tag Team Champions in Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. Now, they can add the services of the 24/7 Champion, Drew Gulak. They’d be unstoppable. So he wants in? Yes. Not a bad suit but where is the pocket square. Tada. So he’s serious? Yes. Well, on behalf of the Hurt Business, MVP says while they appreciate his offer, they are not accepting applications right now. The tie is a CLIP ON!? Gulak steps to the most stylish men in the WWE, wearing that? It’s tactical as 24/7 Champion.

Benjamin says Gulak has lost his mind. Alexander says Gulak had a point. But the decision is to beat him down! Clip on? Pff. Will Gulak be more careful trying to- Wait, R-Truth sneaks in! He and a ref are here! Cover, Truth wins!

Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

For FORTY-THREE times, Truth has his “baby” and takes off running! And he takes Gulak’s clip-on tie, too!

 

WWE and Raw pay tribute to America’s veterans.

With Veteran’s Day this Wednesday, we take this time tonight to acknowledge all those that stepped forward to defend our liberties, even at the risk of their own lives.

 

Lana VS Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax!

If nothing else, the Ravishing Russian has no quit in her! She works up the courage to be back out in the ring, even after seven different occasions of being put through the announce desk by a Samoan Drop from the Irresistible Force. Will Lana finally prove to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions that she deserves to be on Team Raw?

Raw returns as the Queen of Spades makes her entrance. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke have also appeared, but as part of commentary. The bell rings and Lana leaps on with a sleeper! Shayna throws her off hard, and is mad. Shayna KNEES Lana hard in the corner! Shayna toys with Lana but Lana kicks and kicks back! Lana goes for a clinch but Shayna powers her to a corner! Shayna fires off hands but the ref counts. Shayna lets off, Lana throws hands back! Shayna clubs Lana down, then stands on Lana’s head. Shayna twists the arm, hammerlocks it and STOMPS it!! Dana and Mandy admire Lana’s determination but she’s putting it in the wrong places. Shayna runs in, Lana dodges and Shayna knees buckles!

Lana kicks but Shayna dodges to KICK back! And then gut wrench SLAM! Lana sits up, Shayna KNEES her down! Cover, but Shayna lets off! Shayna puts Lana in the KIRAFUDA KLUTCH! Lana taps, Shayna wins!

Winner: Shayna Baszler, by submission

Dana and Mandy sigh but do feel a little bad for Lana. Nia clears off the desk! She tells Mandy and Dana to beat it while Shayna drags Lana over. Shayna throws Lana out and Nia picks her up. Lana begs for mercy but Nia still fireman’s carries. Dana and Mandy hit Nia! Shayna gets in to keep the peace, they argue about trying to make this team a team, but Nia says they can’t treat their “captain” like that. Lana has been spared her eighth slam through the table, but is it only a matter of time before this entire quintet crumbles?

 

Dana and Mandy talk backstage.

Lana finds them and thanks them for helping her with Nia. Uh they saved her butt! Yes, thanks. Mandy says she’s welcome, but it wasn’t really for Lana, it was about stopping Nia. After all, Lana cost Mandy and Dana the tag titles. Lana apologizes for that, she was trying to help them. Well maybe next time, help but staying out of the way. Dana and Mandy head off and Lana feels very, very alone.

 

AJ Styles heads to the ring!

The Phenomenal “captain” of Team Raw and his very large associate in Jordan are here for the team meeting he called for. Styles welcomes us all to the first official Team Raw team meeting! Raw will be triumphant over SmackDown because he is the Phenomenal Captain! With his leadership, they will be “a force to be reckoned with.” Firstly, “a man whose power is only outdone by his intellect,” Keith Lee! The Limitless One heads to the ring, rather curious about Styles’ shenanigans. Second, the Bro that Runs the Show, (Matt) Riddle! The Bro is back and even changed gear to be fresh for this meeting.

Next, the Celtic Warrior, Sheamus! Not much more to that intro but Sheamus did say he doesn’t see Styles as his captain. The same goes for the last but not least, the Monster, BRAUN! Strowman joins his team in the ring, but Styles wants to say one more thing. He knows last week was a rocky start. Maybe a bad idea. But Styles knows why: “We were missing a piece to the puzzle.” And that’s why they got all upset. But now they have that piece in Riddle! Because you see, what he sees now is a masterpiece! Keith cuts “Mr. AJ” off, by saying Styles took the cheap shot on him last week. Keith owes him a receipt. That is unfortunate, but Sheamus says it’s funny coming from the hypocritical Keith, who attacked Sheamus. Sheamus didn’t forget.

Well good, because Keith hopes Sheamus remembers that should he try to cross Keith. Sheamus gets upset but Braun talks over all of them. He oughta whoop them both, starting with Sheamus! Styles speaks up to keep the peace. As captain- NO! You’re not the captain! Sheamus is a sore loser, so he should shut up before he #GetsTheseHands again. Sheamus says Braun is all mouth! Riddle wants the bros to chill. He knows exactly what they need to do. Styles says Riddle is the voice of reason! What’s his idea? “Sick codenames!” Styles is now Skipper, Braun’s the Mongoose! Happy birthday to Keith, who is Bro Lee. And of course, Sheamus, a tough one, but he is… Fire Face. What? Keith tries not to laugh.

Sheamus says that’s a ginger joke, right? No, it’s not, bro. You just get really angry and you turn red. Keith says that’s true. Braun agrees. Like right now! Oh… Sheamus asks what Riddle’s codename is. Is it “Dopey?” How’d he guess? Yeah, man! Styles says that’s not what they need. Do they not know what they’re up against? They’re up against SmackDown’s best! Sheamus, haven’t you seen what Jey Uso has been doing? Jey’s tearing it up! If you don’t watch yourself, he might tear you apart! And then Keith, you ever been Curb Stomped? Seth Rollins will give you one! But Keith’s powerbomb’d Rollins before. Well yeah, but still. And what is Riddle laughing out? Does he want a Kevin Owens Stunner?

And Braun, the immovable object, if he doesn’t work with this team, he’ll still go down. He might even bow down to King Corbin. Braun says no way. But then tell Styles, is that what they all want? Or do they want to work together as the #BestoftheBest? They agree with that. But now with Styles as captain- And we’re arguing again. Okay, enough! This is what Styles knew would happen. Plan B! Styles talked to Adam Pearce and he already sanctioned a match> This might sound dumb- It is, whatever it is. Sigh. But it’ll be Sheamus and Braun VS Riddle and Keith, with the Phenomenal AJ Styles as guest referee! Now they’ll have no choice but to gain respect for each other! Let’s get it done! Does he even have a ref shirt? Is this only going to tear the team apart more?!

 

Keith Lee & Matt Riddle VS Braun Strowman & Sheamus, Special Guest Referee: AJ Styles!

Raw returns as the dysfunction is put to the test! Will the Limitless Bros make the Monster and the Fella #BaskInTheirGlory? Or will they both just #GetTheseBrogues?

The bell rings, Keith and Sheamus start, and tie up fast and furious! They go around the ring, into a corner, around the ropes, and then Sheamus headlocks. Keith powers out and collides with Sheamus. Neither falls, Keith Lee GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! Keith wrenches, Riddle tags in, they mug Sheamus and then Riddle fires off more forearms. Riddle snapmares and KICKS Sheamus, then covers. ONE, but Riddle is right after him with an armlock. Sheamus power sup to put Riddle in a corner! Tag to Braun, Braun taunts Keith before he runs in to corner splash Riddle down! Riddle flounders, Styles check son him but Braun stomps The Bro.

Braun whips Riddle corner to corner hard! Styles tells him to be more careful but he asks Riddle if he’s okay. Braun is standing on Riddle’s hair! Styles reprimands him but Braun glares. Braun drags Riddle up and throws him to the corner! Tag to Sheamus, they mug Riddle and then Sheamus throws a EuroUpper! Sheamus throws more, then chokes Riddle at the ropes! Styles counts, Sheamus lets off and argues with Styles. Styles compliments Sheamus for stopping at 4, and then Sheamus knees Riddle. Riddle blocks a whip, Sheamus throws hands but Riddle hits back! Riddle throws forearms and CHOPS! Then he hoists Sheamus up onto ropes to get the leg! Styles says to break, Riddle lets off, and Sheamus hits back!

Sheamus CLUBS Riddle, drops a knee, then keeps Riddle from Keith to drop more knees. Sheamus KICKS Riddle in the back, Styles tells him to be m ore careful. Sheamus says he doesn’t care, and Styles isn’t captain! Well he’s the ref now, so listen to him! Riddle fires off on Sheamus! Sheamus fights back but Riddle gut wrench suplexes! Both men are down, Styles compliments Riddle, and Riddle gets up first. Sheamus shoves Riddle, Riddle kicks back! Styles checks on Sheamus as Riddle runs in, the FINAL FLASH hits Styles! Sheamus rolls Riddle up but styles can’t make the count! Sheamus gets upset but Styles explains what happened. Sheamus dodges and the ROUNDHOUSE hits Styles! Not again!

Sheamus throws Riddle out but Keith gets in to PUONCE Sheamus! Braun runs in, he and Keith collide! They keep moving, Styles staggers into a BODY CHECK SANDWICH! Uh oh. Jordan gets up because he defends Styles! Keith and Braun are ready but Styles flounders up to stop this. Styles is trying to keep this team a team as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Jordan has gone back to outside the ring as Sheamus has Riddle in an armlock. Sheamus throws elbows in but Riddle fights up to fight back with forearms! Riddle jumps but into Sheamus’ IRISH CURSE! Tag to Braun and he drops a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Braun clamps onto Riddle with a chinlock and grinds him down. Riddle endures, fights up and gets ropes but Braun pulls him from ropes to suplex TOSS him away! Braun runs in but Riddle moves and Braun POSTS Himself! Keith tags in and clobbers Braun! And then Sheamus! And then Braun, and back to Sheamus with an endless string of splashes! Keith TOSSES Sheamus at Braun!

Riddle is fired up, but Keith uses him as a weapon, SPIRIT BOMB onto Sheamus! Keith then runs and builds a lot of speed to LARIAT Braun!! Cover, TWO!?! Styles says that was so close! Keith looms over Braun, drags him up but Braun back drops Keith! Both big behemoths are down and Styles asks if they’re okay. Braun and Keith each go to their corners, but Braun kicks Keith. Tag to Sheamus but Keith fights Sheamus back with elbows. Keith scoops, Sheamus slips out and KNEES Keith back! BROGUE!! Riddle tags in to get Sheamus for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!

Sheamus scrambles to a corner, Riddle dares him to get up! Riddle then runs in to forearm! Side to side and he forearms again! Side to side to hit Braun, but bad idea! Braun has a choke grip but Styles makes him let go! Riddle walks into a LARIAT from Sheamus! Sheamus fires himself up, but Braun tags in! Braun runs in to corner splash Riddle and then TOSS him to the corner! Braun runs in again to hit another splash! Braun scoops but Sheamus tags in! Styles points it out and Braun argues with Sheamus. Styles tells them to sort out, but then Sheamus BROGUES Braun! Riddle rolls Sheamus up, Riddle and Keith win!!

Winners: Keith Lee & (Matt) Riddle, by pinfall

Riddle wins two matches in one night! But while Keith and Riddle are getting along better, this is only working to make things harder on Styles! Sheamus and Braun argue with each other, and with “the captain!” Will Styles want to abandon ship before Survivor Series?

 

Alexa Bliss is picking flowers backstage.

Or rather, picking the petals off. Nikki Cross walks over and Alexa says it’s so great to see her! It feels like forever since they’ve talked. But they saw each other last week. Does she not remember? Did they? Sorry, Alexa’s been “meeting so many new people, it’s hard to keep track.” That’s what Nikki wanted to talk to her about. About Alexa and him. Oh so she’s been watching Firefly Fun House? Alexa’s having so much fun! Sorry not to invite her over. But she will soon for a “play date.” Nikki says she’s not playing. That’s too bad. No, Nikki means that this isn’t a game. She understands what happened to Alexa was her fault. If she was a better friend, The Fiend wouldn’t have sunk his claws into her.

Heh, claws. Rawr. Alexa, Nikki is apologizing. She’s sorry for not being there. But she’s here now. So while it might be “fun” now, The Fiend is pure evil! It’s time to make a choice. It’s time to walk away. Choose: Nikki or Bray? Oh, okay. Alexa chooses… to blow the petals in Nikki’s face and go off to find Bray! Well that’s not at all what Nikki wanted. Can she still find a way to save Alexa for The Fiend’s darkness? Or is there no going back after you’ve #LetHimIn?

 

Charly Caruso has BREAKING NEWS!

The Hurt Business have been in a great mood tonight because they were told that next week, The Hurt Business’ Benjamin and Alexander will be challenging The New Day for the Raw Tag Team Champions! Will the Survivor Series card change at essentially the last minute?

 

Bobby Lashley and MVP go to the ring!

The CEO of the Hurt Business, the Rocky Mountain Machine and WWE United States Champion, says he has a message for WWE Intercontinental Champion, Sami Zayn! We hear from the All Mighty after the break.

Raw returns and MVP has the mic to say, “Attention WWE Universe, this is an official announcement from the Hurt Business.” This is an exclusive Survivor Series preview. Spoiler alert: it will be short and painful. It won’t be New Day VS The Street Profits at the PPV, because next week, the Hurt Business get their title shot, and absolutely wreck Kofi and Woods! Then, the CEO will turn Sami Zayn “into a human rag doll,” to show the world that the US Champion and the Intercontinental Champion are nowhere near the same level. Lashley didn’t hear Sami run his mouth on SmackDown at all this week, and that’s a good thing. No way in hell is Lashley letting Sami walk out of Survivor Series with a win. The real question is, will Sami walk out of Survivor Series at all?

But here comes Titus O’Neil! The real Deal says he was just presenting an opportunity that would be mutually beneficial as he joined up with the most dominant group of men in the WWE. Titus is a businessman, but their response wasn’t business. It was disrespect. MVP disagrees. For them, it was business as usual. But as he has some respect for Titus and his charity work, MVP will do Titus the kindness of letting him walk away. Titus says he will NOT walk away. Titus tells Lashley is the US Champion, walking around here with so much pride, as he should! But here’s a question: “What’s the sense in having that title if you don’t defend it?”

Lashley tells Titus he should’ve listened to MVP. But for what it’s worth, Lashley is glad he didn’t. Lashley has NO respect for Titus. And he’ll have a little bit of fun for every second of what’s coming. If Titus wants a title shot, fine! But this will be his first, and his last. Lashley calls for a ref, and this match is on! Will Survivor Series change even more? Or will Lashley make Titus an example to “The Champion of the People?”

WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley w/ MVP VS Titus O’Neil!

No need for introductions, but the belt is raised. Titus and Lashley stare down, but MVP reminds Titus, this match takes place above the ring, not under it. Titus swings on MVP for that Greatest Royal Rumble “Worldslide” joke, but that gives Lashley an opening! Titus still elbows and throws hands on Lashley! The ref counts, Titus lets off in the corner but Lashley hits back! They brawl, Titus has heavy hands again and Lashley can only guard! Titus rams Lashley in the corner over and over, but lets off just long enough to throw more hands. Titus reels Lashley in, Lashley dodges and SPEARS! Lashley finishes it with the HURT LOCK! Titus flails to fight it off! They’re in the ropes, but Lashley drags Titus off to put it on! Titus taps, Lashley wins!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission (still WWE United States Champion)

Titus couldn’t hold Lashley off forever, and the belt stays with the Hurt Business. Will Lashley only have worse in store for The Great Liberator and his big mouth?

 

Sheamus finds McIntyre backstage.

The Fella vents about the team being in shambles. McIntyre could’ve been on the team to hold it together with some organization, but now there’s none! McIntyre knows, he saw what happened. Just as a suggestion, don’t Brogue your partner off the apron. But you saw what Braun did! He deserved to get kicked! Sheamus despises his teammate almost as much as he does The New Day. How can he even team up with them? McIntyre just does the “New! Day Rocks!” clap. What the hell, you lunatic? Just trying to ease the tension. Power of positivity. There’s nothing positive right now! If only they could team up like they did in the day! The two of them, wrecking the UK, throwing Brogues and boots all over!

Yes, those were great times. They were just getting started, didn’t give a damn, raised hell. Their saying was “Kicking heads and drinking kegs!” There’s that smile! Sheamus does feel a bit better. But just good luck out there, alright? Wreck the place, then hit him up for some pints. Well if McIntyre gets his chance to win the title back, they won’t just go for a pint. Not just two, three, all the pints, all the Scottish whiskey AND the Irish whiskey, they’re gonna Naitch it up all night long! Courtesy of the new champion! Now, McIntyre’s gotta go. Bugger off. Alright, alright. Go kill it!

 

Asuka VS Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler!

The Empress of Tomorrow is getting ready for The Boss, but she has to be careful going against the Irresistible Force tonight. Nia is in a bad mood since she didn’t get to slam Lana through a table, will she do that to Asuka instead? Or will the Raw Women’s Champion be dangerous as ever on her way to facing Sasha Banks?

Raw returns as Dana, Mandy and Lana have returned to ringside to watch this very closely. Sarah interviews Nia on why she would want this match so close to the PPV. “Because there seems to be a little confusion in this division on who runs things.” It isn’t Asuka, Mandy or Dana, and definitely not Lana. It’s- Shayna. She runs things. See what Nia means? Everyone, even her own tag partner, thinks they can just run their mouths. But they will all see what happens when they cross “the team leader.” And after Nia continues to dominate, and singlehandedly taking out Team SmackDown, she might just come back to beat Asuka again, and be Raw Women’s Champion. Nia and Shayna head back out to the ring, but will Asuka prove no one is ready?

The bell rings and Asuka circles with Nia. They tie up, Nia shoves Asuka down then boasts. Asuka gets up to kick away on a leg but Nia shoves her away. Asuka kicks the punch away then tilt-ow0rhils to get an arm! Nia stays up and clubs Asuka away! Nia runs in but Asuka gets around to get the arm for an OCTOPUS! Nia stays on her feet but Asuka pulls on the arm! Nia powers Asuka off but Asuka throws her down with a takedown! ARMBAR! Nia moves around but gets caught to a triangle! Nia pops free but Asuka gets the other arm! Nia is in the ropes, the ref counts, Asuka lets off! Nia gets out, drags Asuka out and SWINGS her into the barriers! The Raw Women’s Champion goes down as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns as Nia grinds Asuka down with a cobra clutch! Lana, Dana and Mandy rally and Asuka jawbreakers free! Asuka jumps on with a guillotine! Nia stays up, powers up and suplexes Asuka up and down! Cover, TWO! Dana and Mandy coach Asuka but Nia kicks Asuka while she’s down! Nia pushes Asuka around, saying she runs the division. Asuka kicks back, but Nia drags her up and tosses her to a corner! Nia runs in and hits a corner splash! Nia throws Asuka down to then cover, TWO as Asuka bridges up! Nia drags Asuka up by her hair, reels her in, and lifts her, but Asuka victory rolls through! TWO! Nia shakes the cobwebs out and drags Asuka up, only to get a BACKHAND! And another! Asuka mule kicks then runs, HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO!

Asuka keeps her focus while Nia slowly sits up. Asuka KICKS and KICKS, but Nia blocks the buzzsaw to POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO and to the ARMBAR! Shayna gets on the apron but Lana goes after her! They argue, Shayna puts Lana in a KIRAFUDA! Asuka HIP ATTACKS them both down and onto Mandy and Dana! Nia storms over, fireman’s carry, but Asuka sunset flips out! TWO, but into the ASUKA LOCK!! Nia is caught, Shayna gets in to attack!

Winner: Asuka, by disqualification

Shayna rains down fists but Mandy and Dana go after Shayna! Lana grabs Nia but is thrown down hard! Nia BARRELS into Dana and Mandy! Shayna and Nia throw Dana out then Mandy! Lana is left all alone again… Lana tries to fight back but Shayna clubs her down while Nia clears the desk again. Shayna throws Lana out to Nia, and Nia SLAPS her! Nia says she is the leader! “The sooner you learn, the better!” NUMBER EIGHT!! Lana takes another Samoan Drop through the announce desk. “You don’t belong here. You’re going to drag us down. Just quit.” Will the Ravishing Russian finally give up the fight?

 

Backstage interview with R-Truth.

Truth has the 24/7 title back, but now he has to defend it in a SEVEN MAN MATCH! He doesn’t know what she’s talking about, he’s heading to do his photoshoot. He has it mixed up again. Regardless of who was champion, he was one of the seven contestants for tonight. Oh… Seven people in one match? What is he going to do with his clip-on tie then? You’re not supposed to hit a man with a clip-on tie. No, wait, that’s glasses. Does she have glasses he can borrow? Sorry, no. Does he have time to look for some? Nope, his music hits. Truth has no choice but to face the music! Will Truth escape this insane scenario?

 

Angel Garza speaks.

“I have been known to wear my heart on my sleeve. But when I step in that ring, I am cold blooded.” Garza fights to show every woman in the world that all other men are worthless. They do not deserve women like them. But they deserve a man who can give them everything they’ve every wanted. Someone like Garza. But before Garza gives you the world, he gives you his rose.

 

WWE 24/7 Championship Lucky 7 Way: R-Truth VS ???

Raw returns and we find that Truth is facing down Akira Tozawa, Tucker Knight, Erik, former champion Drew Gulak, and both members of Lucha House Party in Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik! They give Truth space to get in and the bell rings. Truth is surrounded now, and they all go after him! Actually, Akira hangs back to let them all stomp Truth down. But Truth slips out, and the other five realize they’re stomping nothing. Tozawa hits Truth with the spinning roundhouse! Everyone else is brawling while Tozawa covers, Tozawa wins!!

Winner: Akira Tozawa, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Did they forget this is sudden death? But at the same time, 24/7 rules means it’s a scramble! Erik rolls Tozawa up, Erik WINS!

Winner: Erik, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

The lone Viking Raider hurries out of the ring, but he stays too long as Gulak roll shim up! Gulak wins!

Winner: Drew Gulak, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Gulak gets the belt back and gets back in the ring while LHP mug Erik. Tucker cradles Gulak, and wins!!

Winner: Tucker Knight, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Tucker finally has a singles title in the WWE! But then Gulak rolls him up in return! And wins!! So much for that.

Winner: Drew Gulak, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Gulak is already a five-time 24/7 Champion! But Tucker rocks the cradle back, and wins again!!

Winner: Tucker Knight, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

And now Tucker is a two-time 24/7 Champion! Then he BOOTS Lince, DECKS Metalik, but Truth hits the calf kick! Truth stalks up behind Tucker but Gulak gets in his way! Truth fireman’s carries but Gulak slips off to shove him into ACE TEN MAO from Erik! Gulak CLOBBERS Erik but Tozawa BOOTS Gulak! Tucker hits a Thesz Press but Lince hits a crossbody! Metalik hits a MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Metalik wins!!

Winner: Gran Metalik, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

But then Lince betrays him!! And wins!!

Winner: Lince Dorado, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Metalik asks what the heck, but that’s the rules! Truth shoves LHP into each other, then hits Lince with the ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Cover, Truth wins the title back!!

Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

A whopping FORTY-FOUR TIMES!! Truth finally gets out of dodge but the chase is on again! Will this go down as the greatest night in that title’s history?

 

Ricochet VS Mustafa Ali w/ Retribution!

The One and Only was as shocked as anyone that a man he called friend was actually the leader of the most chaotic faction in all the WWE. But he was even more shocked when Ali would turn that viciousness against him. Will Ricochet accept it can’t all be done alone? Or will he be shut down?

Raw returns and Ricochet makes his entrance. Ali keeps his minions at bay and the bell rings. Ricochet DECKS Ali and then CHOPS him! Ricochet throws more forearms and CHOPS, and he asks, “What’s going on with you? This ain’t you!” Ricochet CHOPS Ali, whips him, then runs him over with an elbow! Ricochet scoops and slams then runs to drop an elbow! Cover, ONE! Ali gets to ropes and he wants Ricochet to listen to him. Ricochet asks if Ali thinks “this” is the right way. Ali yanks Ricochet into buckles! Retribution cheers their leader on as Ali CLUBS Ricochet down then KICKS him!

Ali seethes as he has Ricochet in a corner to CHOP back! Ricochet gets up and Ali puts Ricochet in the corner for EuroUppers! “I am saving you!” Ricochet shoves Ali away but Ali ROCKS him with a right! Ali whips, CLOBBERS Ricochet then covers, ONE! Ali grows frustrated but he stalks Ricochet. Ali drags Ricochet up, throws haymakers, but Ricochet hits back! Ali DECKS Ricochet, but Ricochet gets up to CHOP! Ali kicks low, snap suplexes then covers, TWO! Ali grows frustrated, as does the rest of Retribution. Ali wraps Ricochet up with a chinlock and leans on him. Ricochet fights his way up but Ali clubs him down!

Ali brings Ricochet around to whip to ropes. Ricochet reverses but Ali kicks back! Ricochet walks into a CHOP but he just gets angry! Ricochet whips, and back drops Ali high and hard! Ricochet runs at Ali in the corner but is put on the apron. He counter punches Ali then reels him in to suplex. Ali lands on the apron and knees Ricochet back! Ali suplexes now, but Ricochet fights it off to shove Ali away. Ricochet tilt-o-whirls and HEADSCISSORS Ali to the floor! Ricochet drags Ali up, puts him in, but T-Bar and Mace crowd him. Ricochet worries about them as he gets in the ring, Ali hits a NECKBREAKER! Ali has turned things around and Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Ali has Ricochet down with a chinlock. Ricochet endures, fights his way up, and throws body shots. Ali CLUBS Ricochet, then brings him up to whip him to a corner hard! Ricochet bounces off buckles, Ali runs to hit another neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Retribution is growing frustrated but Ali focuses. Ali stalks Ricochet and says he needs Retribution! Ali brings Ricochet up to snapmare and dropkick him down! Cover, TWO! Ali wraps on with another chinlock and he grinds him down. Ricochet fights up to his feet, Ali knees low and brings him around. Ricochet throws Ali into buckles then hits a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Both men are down and Retribution shout to Ali.

Ali and Ricochet stir, Ricochet flounders to ropes but Ali gets to the other side. Ali runs in but Ricochet counter punches him! And again! Ricochet fires off and then DISCUS LARIATS! Ricochet fires up and that angers Retribution! Ricochet waits for Ali to stand, then he runs in, but no Recoil as Ali kicks low! Ali suplexes but Ricochet slips out. Ali elbows the waistlock away, then goes up and leaps, but Ricochet blocks the DDT! NORTHERN LIGHTS, roll through to dead lift BRAIN BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Ali survives and Retribution is fired up! Ricochet sits up first and aims from a corner. Ricochet drags Ali back up, puts him in the corner and then hoists him up top.

Ali hits back, Ricochet throws haymakers and then climbs up. Ali claws eyes and bumps Ricochet off buckles! Ali gets up, adjusts positions, SUPER BACKSTABBER?! Cover, TWO!?! Ricochet survives and Ali is shocked! Ali thinks on what he must do to put Ricochet down, and he shouts, “You think one man can change the world?! It takes many! Nothing will change until you’re willing to change!” Ali SLAPS Ricochet, and then drags him up. Ricochet DECKS Ali first! Ricochet gets behind Ali, POISON RANA!! Ricochet hurries to a corner, flounders up to the top rope, springboard and TORNILLO onto Retribution!! Ricochet gets back up and back in, then back up top, for a PHOENIX SPLASH that flops!! KOJI KLUTCH!! Ricochet endures, but he fades out!! Ali wins!!

Winner: Mustafa Ali, by submission

The Beacon is no longer the light, he put Ricochet’s lights out! Will Ali force Ricochet to see things his way in order to change Raw?

 

Adam Pearce talks with Randy Orton.

He knows Orton isn’t happy about having to team with Miz and Morrison, but Pearce assures him it was an order from the top brass. But there is something he might be happy about. Orton will defend his title against Drew McIntyre. Wait, who the hell does Pearce think he is? A messenger. Well Orton appreciates the message, and he RAMS Pearce into the wall! Pearce can tell “the staff” that they can go to hell! “You hear me?!” Pearce does. Orton lets Pearce go, pats Pearce on the cheek, then heads to the ring. Will Orton have to keep his head on a swivel even more than before with all of his hunters closing in?

Six Man Tag: Drew McIntyre & The New Day VS Randy Orton, The Miz & John Morrison!

Raw returns as Miz and Morrison make their entrance, followed by Kofi and Woods, and of course Drew McIntyre. McIntyre is of course in a great mood with the news we all just heard. But for that same reason, Orton is letting Morrison start against the Scottish Stud instead. McIntyre and Morrison circle, Morrison runs into a JAB! Morrison goes down and Woods talks smack. McIntyre TOSSES Morrison into the corner, and CHOPS him! Tag to Woods, McIntyre holds Morrison open for another CHOP! Woods swings again but into a spin and KICK from Morrison! Morrison headlocks, Woods powers out but Morrison runs him over! Things speed up, Woods hurdles but Morrison shoves. Woods keeps going, slides under and ROLLING ELBOWS!

Morrison flounders to the corner, tags to Miz, and Miz runs at Woods. Woods sends Miz into a shoulder from Kofi! Woods rolls Miz, Kofi tags in to crossbody! Cover, TWO! Kofi dropkicks Miz back to his corner but Orton refuses to tag. Miz says this is a team, but Orton doesn’t care. Tag to Morrison, Kofi sunset flips him down! TWO, Morrison KICKS back! Morrison throws forearms, whips Kofi corner to corner, but Kofi goes up and up and huricanranas! Morrison flounders up, Kofi DOUBLE STOMPS him down! Woods sees Miz coming and mule kicks! The New Day send Miz out of the ring, then coordinates. “One, two, three, we miss E!” The New Day build speed, Kofi FLIES and Woods WRECKS Miz, and McIntyre dares Orton to get in the ring! Orton refuses and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns, Miz runs but into Woods’ dropkick! Cover, TWO! Woods throws hands on Miz then whips him corner to corner. Miz reverses, runs in but Woods boots him! Woods hits the HONOR ROLL! Cover, TWO! Orton ignores what’s going on as Miz shoves Woods to the corner. Woods hits Morrison, throws hands on Miz, but Miz shoves. Woods elbows him away, Miz distracts the ref talking about his teeth, and Morrison hotshots Woods! Miz drags Woods around to put in the ropes, tag to Morrison! Morrison goes up while Miz holds Woods up in the ropes, DUMDUM STOMPS to the apron! Woods goes down in a heap and Orton paces around him. The ref tells Orton to stay back but Morrison fetches Woods up and into the ring. Morrison covers, TWO!

Morrison stomps Woods, moves around, ground ‘n’ pound, then smothers Woods with a chinlock. Fans rally on their screens, Woods fights his way up, but Morrison pulls hair to keep him from the corner! Woods throws Morrison away but is caught! Woods elbows back and clubs Morrison down! But Morrison powers up to fireman’s carry and SAMOAN POP! Tag to Miz, Morrison SHINING WIZARDS< Miz BOOTS! Miz wants Orton to get in but Orton refuses again! Miz drags Woods over, Morrison tags in 21st Century Classic! Cover, TWO! Tag back to Miz, they double gut buster! Miz sucker punches Kofi and then goes after Woods with It Kicks in the corner!  Miz runs corner to corner but Woods LARIATS first!

Both men are down, crawling for their corners! Hot tags to Morrison and McIntyre! McIntyre rallies with big clotheslines! And a whip, to a n OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Miz runs in to get an OVERHEAD suplex, too! McIntyre pushes Morrison into Miz, then gets them both for a DOUBLE OVERHEAD SUPLEX! McIntyre grins at Orton while he brings Morrison up for a neckbreaker! And KIP UP! McIntyre dares Orton to do something but Orton just smirks. McIntyre reels Morrison in, FUTURE SHOCK! McIntyre still dares Orton to do something, but Orton just crosses his arms. Morrison stirs, McIntyre drags him around and puts him in the corner. “Don’t be a b*tch.” They’re fighting next week, so give the world a preview! Make McIntyre’s day!

Orton gets up on the apron, reaches for Morrison… But hops down off the apron again. The Viper doesn’t care what McIntyre says, this is happening the way he wants it to. Orton takes the title and heads to the ramp, but Morrison rolls McIntyre up! Feet on ropes, but Woods pulls the feet of! Miz throws Woods down! Miz dodges Kofi, Morrison dodges McIntyre and FLIES out to take Kofi down! Miz runs in to a SPINE BUSTER! Morrison springboards, into the GLASGOW KISS!! McIntyre goes to a corner, takes aim again, and the countdown begins! “THREE! TWO! ONE!” CLAYMORE!! Cover, McIntyre and the New Day win!

Winners: The New Day & Drew McIntyre, by pinfall

Orton avoided the fight tonight but he only has one week left! Will McIntyre take the belt back and head to Survivor Series?


My Thoughts:

A pretty good, fairly smooth flowing Raw here. Dysfunction is definitely the real subtitle of Survivor Series and I’m actually liking it. The Second Chance Triple Threat was obviously going to be Riddle’s to win with the Elias VS Hardy grudge still going on. Plus, it did make a lot of sense for the already dysfunctional Team Raw to get even wilder. They revisited history from SmackDown, but interesting that Styles shifts away from hating Riddle to accepting him for the sake of the team. I like that Styles was trying to use how they dislike the superstars from SmackDown to get them on the same page, and it almost worked, if not for him insisting he is captain. The tag match they had was great, especially with Keith using Sheamus and Riddle as human weapons. Sheamus keeps wishing he and McIntyre can be a team, but I feel like things will go sour and they’ll end up having matches against each other, which is just as good.

Poor, poor Lana. She loses to Shayna, has Mandy and Dana on her about last week, and though not right away, she eventually does get put through the announce desk again. This still obviously has to mean she’s going to help the Raw Women’s Team win Survivor Series, so the harder things are on her now, the more triumphant things will feel at the PPV. Asuka and Nia still had a really good match even with Shayna getting involved, but it seems Asuka is in a holding pattern until after Survivor Series. Lashley VS Titus was a bit more competitive than expected but not by much as Lashley still puts Titus away quickly. The 24/7 Championship hot-potato-ing was amazing, I loved it. I was hoping something like that would’ve happened at Clash of Champions but this was still great, I hope we get more at Survivor Series when SmackDown can finally get involved again.

It was a good detail for Alexa to have no recollection of Nikki talking to her, it really adds to how Alexa is being changed by The Fiend. Ali VS Ricochet was a great match, we need more in-ring reminders of how great these guys are. Ali of course wins to keep things going and perhaps even escalating. I feel like Ricochet should join up in the end, a Heel turn would freshen things up for him since WWE hasn’t done a whole lot with Face Ricochet. And the main story of the night with the world title was really good. MizTV and the brawling was a great opening segment, and the Six Man Tag was a really good main event. Orton is feeling the pressure but is still finding ways to control the pace. The rematch is going to be great, and The Fiend has to get involved somehow. At the very least, Fiend is another “guardian angel” keeping Miz from cashing in, and I think that makes for a great revisit of continuity there, as well, given Miz’s history with Bray from SmackDown and the part he played in Daniel Bryan’s feud with Fiend.

My Score: 8.1/10


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Mitchell’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Results & Report! (5/26/24)

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A Block Round 8, but B Block Round 7!

After a few days off, Best of the Super Juniors kicks it back into gear! But will El Desperado and Hiromu Takahashi both stay on track back to the top?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: KUSHIDA VS Ninja Mack; Mack wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: Kosei Fujita VS HAYATA; Hayata wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: Dragon Dia VS SHO; Sho wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: BUSHI VS Blake Christian; Blake wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: Taiji Ishimori VS “Drilla” Dan Moloney; Taiji wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: Titan VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Kanemaru wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: Kevin Knight VS Clark Connors; Knight wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: Hiromu Takahashi VS Robbie Eagles; Hiromu wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: El Desperado VS TJP; TJP wins.

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Here are the current A Block standings!

Titan: 5-2, 10 points
El Desperado: 5-2, 10 points
HAYATA: 4-3, 8 points
Blake Christian: 4-3, 8 points
Clark Connors: 4-3, 8 points
Kevin Knight: 3-4, 6 points
BUSHI: 3-4, 6 points
TJP: 3-4, 6 points
Kosei Fujita: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]

 

Here are the current B Block standings!

Robbie Eagles: 5-2, 10 points
“Drilla” Moloney: 4-2, 8 points
KUSHIDA: 4-2, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 4-2, 8 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-2, 8 points
SHO: 4-3, 8 points
DOUKI: 4-3, 8 points
Ninja Mack: 2-4, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Francesco Akira: 2-3, 4 points [FORFEIT]
Dragon Dia: 0-6, 0 points [ELIMINATED]

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: KUSHIDA VS Ninja Mack!

There’s still time for The Timesplitter to make it to the top, but the American Shinobi no longer has an outside shot. Will the Mack attack bring Kushida’s countdown to zero? Or will Kushida head back to the future?

The bell rings and the fans rally up for “NINJA! NINJA!” Mack and Kushida circle, feel things out, and Mack avoids the leg takedown. They clinch, go around, and Kushida waistlocks. Mack drops to his knees as he pries at the hold, but Kushida floats to a facelock. Mack slips around to waistlock, Kushida switches, Mack switches back, and the two stand. The fans cheer, Kushida tries to use his leg guard, but Mack blocks that. Mack gives a kick, but Kushida rolls to snatch the other leg! Mack falls but he gets the ROPEBREAK, and Kushida lets off. The fans applaud as the two reset, and they are both in fighting stances.

Mack and Kushida circle, then they start firing KICK after KICK! They each duck a kick, then Kushida kicks low. Kushida whips, Mack reverses then hurdles, and then back handsprings over Kushida’s slide! The fans cheer as the two stand off again! Kushida runs up, RANAS, but Mack flips through! The fans fire up and Kushida hits the crane stance. Mack runs up, but into a hip toss! Kushida cartwheels, Mack kips up, Kushida crane stance but he avoids Mack’s dropkick to cartwheel and DROPKICK! The fans cheer as Mack goes to ropes. Kushida KICKS him in the arm, runs, but Mack puts him on the apron!

Mack body shots, CLUBS, and runs to handspring and NINJA SUNSET FLIP! Kushida holds the ropes, throws down fists, and Mack lets go. Kushida goes up and in, builds speed and slides as Mack ducks, to SUNSET FLIP BOMB only for Mack to handspring through! And he handsprings all the way down the aisle through the crowd! The fans are thunderous as Mack strikes another fight stance! Mack runs all the way back in, is put on the apron, and he mule kicks, to then ASAI TORNILLO! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous again! They cheer on Mack as he puts Kushida in and goes up a corner!

Mack aims, leaps, and DIVING HEADBUTTS! Both it was a bit double-edged for Mack! Mack manages the cover, TWO! Kushida is still in this, but Mack clamps on the KIMURA! Kushida endures his favorite hold as the fans rally up! Kushida rises, but then Mack jumps on for the HOVERBOARD! Now Kushida is really annoyed, and he powers his way out of the hold! And then he turns the HOVERBOARD onto Mack! The fans cheer, Mack fights around, wrenches out, and ROCKS Kushida! Kushida KICKS the leg! And KICKS again! Kushida whips, Mack reveres, Kushida handsprings, but into an ARMBAR!

The fans fire up, Kushida fights around, and he rolls back to get free, Oklahoma Roll! TWO but Kushida keeps on Mack, cradle! TWO, and Kushida drags Mack around for another cradle, TWO!! Mack escapes, rolls Kushida up now, schoolboy KICK! The fans rally up as Mack takes aim, LION’S BARRAGE into a HOVERBOARD!! Kushida has Mack caught, but Mack stacks Kushida! TWO, Kushida lets go and runs up but Mack sends him to ropes. Mack hurdles the slide, comes back, but Kushida RANAS! Cover, ONE as Mack sunset flips! Kushida rolls through, goes to stack but Mack tucks Kushida! MACK WINS!!

Winner: Ninja Mack, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Kushida earns 0)

It wasn’t Back to the Future but the Return of the Mack! Did the American Shinobi just slam the door shut on Kushida going to the semifinals?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: Kosei Fujita VS HAYATA!

The Japanese Young Punk is out of the running, but the GHC National Champion has an outside shot, so long as he keeps winning. But will Hayata see The Mighty Don’t Kneel? Or will he leave Fujita lost in the Silence of Darkness?

Fujita gets in Hayata’s face but the ref has him back down. Fujita doesn’t like Hayata being so dismissive of him, so he fires a forearm! The bell rings and the brawl is on! The fans rally up, Fujita knees low and whips, but Hayata holds ropes. Hayata bails out, Fujita pursues and CLUBS him on the back! Fujita puts Hayata in, brings him up, but Hayata CLAWS the eyes! The ref reprimands, Hayata headlocks, but Fujita powers out. Hayata runs Fujita over, things speed up and Fujita sidesteps to arm-drag! And arm-drag again! But Hayata avoids the third! The fans cheer, Hayata brings Fujita up, but Fujita gets that arm-drag after all!

Hayata gets up but Fujita DROPKICKS him down! Fujita drags Hayata up, ROCKS him with a forearm, then whips corner to corner. Fujita runs in but Hayata TOSSES him up and out! Fujita hits apron on the way down, and checks his teeth as he is on the floor. Hayata goes out after Fujita, and POSTS him! The ref reprimands but Hayata smirks as he looms over Fujita. Hayata drags Fujita up, puts him in, and the fans applaud. Cocky cover, ONE! Hayata paces around Fujita, brings him up, and reels him in. Hayata suplexes, but Fujita slips free! Hayata elbows free, avoid the dropkick, then things speed up.

Fujita jumps, but into a Manhattan Drop! Hayata runs to SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fujita stays in this and the fans rally up, but Hayata looms over him. Hayata taunts Fujita and steps on his face! The ref reprimands, Hayata brings Fujita up, but Fujita fires a forearm! And another! Fujita eggs Hayata on, ROCKS him again, but Hayata knees low. Hayata puts Fujita in a corner, stomps a mudhole in, then digs his boots in! The ref counts, Hayata steps away, then stands Fujita up to CLUB him down! The fans rally for Fujita but Hayata stands him back up. Hayata knees low, whips, but Fujita reverses and GAMANGIRIS!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Fujita grits his teeth and sits up first. Fujita goes to a corner, Hayata goes to the other. Fujita storms up and fires forearms. Fujita whips but Hayata blocks, so Fujita CHOPS Fujita whips corner to corner, runs up, but is put on the apron this time. Fujita ducks a haymaker to ROCK Hayata! Then he springboard MISSILE DROPKICKS! Direct hit and Fujita covers, TWO! The fans rally as we pass five minutes. Fujita waistlocks and deadlifts Hayata, but Hayata fights free! Fujita ducks the elbow to CHOP! Fujita whips, Hayata PELES! Both men are down and the fans rally up again.

Both men stand, Hayata goes to a corner, then runs out to SHOTGUN! Hayata drags Fujita to the drop zone then goes up, SECOND ROPE SAULT onto knees! Fujita saves himself and the fans rally up again. Fujita rises, stalks Hayata, and brings him up. Hayata fires a forearm first, but Fujita gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, then Fujita CHOPS! Fujita waistlocks but Hayata wrenches right out to STRAITJACKET DDT! Cover, TWO! Fujita survives and the fans fire up! Hayata vows to end this, and he gets Fujita up for 403- NO, Fujita fights free, wrenches, drop toeholds, and ties up the legs! CAMEL DEATHLOCK!

Hayata endures, crawls forward, reaches out, but Fujita gets the arms! QUEEN ANGELITO! But Hayata fights and still gets the ROPEBREAK! Fujita lets Hayata go, waistlocks and deadlifts again! Hayata reaches out for ropes, Fujita brings him from ropes, but Hayata spins around! 403- NO, Fujita slips free! Hayata ducks the heel kick, runs, but into a POP-UP GERMAN SUPLEX!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Hayata escapes and the fans are thunderous as Fujita roars! Fujita slashes his throat, drags Hayata up and in, suplex, but Hayata knees free! Fujita fights Hayata’s lift and the fans rally! Hayata gets a leg, FISHERMAN SCREW!

Hayata drags Fujita back up, 403 IMPACT!!! Cover, Hayata wins!

Winner: Hayata, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Fujita earns 0)

The Mighty Don’t Kneel, but they can get dropped on their heads! Hayata rolls on, will the GHC National Champion soon become the Best of the Super Juniors?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: Dragon Dia VS SHO!

The Infinity Carat Diamond sure doesn’t feel like it after going 0-6. And when it comes to the House of Torture, the deck is always stacked. Will Dia get lucky in round 7 and finally score? Or will the Murder Machine not take any chances, even this deep into tournament?

Wait, Sho runs up behind Dia! He snatches Dia’s skateboard away! The fans boo but Sho gets a mic to say, “Oi, Dragon Dia’s won every one of his matches, right? Then there’s no point in me wrestling him! So just give me the points now and I’ll give you your skateboard back.” Dia gives chase instead! They go around the outside, then Yujiro appears for Sho to hand off the board! Dia goes after Tokyo Pimp but he gets mugged by them both! The fans boo more but Sho puts Dia in the ring. The bell rings, Sho stomps Dia, and fans boo more. Sho digs his heel into Dia’s ribs, then he steps off, talking trash the whole time.

Sho drags Dia up, whips, but Dia holds ropes and bails out. Sho wants Dia to come back but Dia wants his board! Dia goes after Yujiro but Yujiro rolls the board into the ring. Sho has it now, Dia slides in, only for Sho to roll the board back out to Yujiro! Dia goes for Yujiro but Sho CLUBS him on the back! Sho whips and kitchen sink knees! The fans boo as Sho stretches Dia’s arm and leg, heels digging into Dia’s ribs! Dia endures, crawls his way over and bringing Sho along, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Sho pulls more, but lets off at 4. Dia bails out, and he rushes Yujiro! Yujiro slides the board in, but Dia catches up to it!

Dia and Sho tug-o-war over the board and the ref gets involved. Sho shoves the ref away, then fakes a low blow with the board! The fans boo the farce and Dia defends his innocence! Sho shoves Dia at the ref, takes aim, but Dia blocks the legit low blow! Dia kicks and whips Sho, Sho reverses, but Dia RANAS back! The fans fire up and Dia storms after Sho. Dia whips, Sho reverses but Dia WRECKS Yujiro with a dropkick! The fans fire up, Sho storms out after Dia and CLUBS him! Sho gets the board back, holds it up, but then Dia BASEMENT 619s Sho’s legs out! Sho falls, the board bonking him on the head as he goes down!

The fans fire up as Dia takes aim, and he ASAI MOONSAULTS the House! Dia slides in, gets his board, and the fans cheer as he holds it up! Dia hands the board to Milano Collection AT-san, then storms after Sho. Dia puts Sho in, fires off forearms in the corner, and the ref reprimands. Dia lets off, drags Sho up and whips, but Sho reverses. Sho runs up but Dia dodges, slips around, and then trips Sho to TORNILLO SPLASH! The fans fire up and Sho is on ropes, Dia dials it up, 619! Then STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Sho survives but Dia fires up! The fans rally as he climbs, aims, D D D D- NO, Sho blocks the 4DT!

Sho RAMS Dia into the corner, puts him on the top rope, then runs in, TOP SHELF KNEE! Dia flops down and Sho goes to his corner. Sho grabs his Torture Tool! The fans boo, the ref stops Sho, but Yujiro slips in with the pimp cane! But Dia dodges Yujiro to DROPKICK the pimp! Then he DROPKICKS Sho! Dia has the wrench, hands it to the ref, then runs, but then the ref is used as a shield! SPEAR! Sho’s usual tricks have worked so far, and he vows to put this one away. Sho drags Dia up, gut wrenches, but Dia arm-drags free! Dia jackknife bridges, TWO! Ghost pin, TWO!! Sho escapes but Dia runs up to wheelbarrow, somersault clutch, TWO!!!

Sho escapes by the seat of his pants, but Dia dodges him to ENZIGIRI! Dia runs, rolls, but Sho BOMBS him into the ref! And LOW BLOW for good measure! Yujiro snatches the board away from Milano! SKATEBOARD SHOT!! Dia sputters, Sho runs up, LOADED PUNT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Dia survives and the fans are thunderous! Sho shakes his head, reels Dia back in, gut wrench for the STRONG BLOCK!! Cover, Sho wins!

Winner: Sho, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Dia earns 0)

The Murder Machine holds up Dia’s board then throws it down to stomp on it! Sho needing to cheat even now is just insult to injury, but will he continue to insult this entire division until he’s holding the trophy?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: BUSHI VS Blake Christian!

The Black Mask is on the hot seat, and now All Heat is looking to burn him! Will Bushi find a way to keep things tranquilo? Or will the now former GCW Champion get everyone all riled up?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Blake puts Bushi on ropes, but Bushi turns things around. The ref counts, Bushi feints a chop then rolls back to taunt Blake. Blake runs up, Bushi avoids the kick to kick back. Bushi whips, Blake reverses but Bushi dropkicks the leg out! Bushi stomps Blake to a corner, CHOPS him, and Blake staggers away. Bushi DOUBLE CHOPS Blake, then stomps a leg. Bushi wraps the leg around ropes, then dropkicks the leg! Blake tumbles away and the fans rally up. Bushi drags Blake around, steps through, and has the TRAILER HITCH! Blake endures, reaches out, and the fans rally as he has the ROPEBREAK!

The ref counts, Bushi undoes the hold at 4, and he stomps Blake. Bushi reels Blake in, but Blake fights the lift with elbows. Bushi scuffs Blake, but Blake fires a flurry! Blake SOBATS then PELES! Bushi falls, the fans rally, and Bushi bails out. Blake builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP! A direct hit but a bit double-edged as Blake hobbles away. Blake stalks Bushi, drags him up and puts him in. The fans applaud and rally, then Blake goes up, but Bushi avoids the double stomps! Bushi runs in, Blake dodges and BOOTS! Bushi falls, Blake rises, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMP to the back! Cover, TWO! Bushi stays in this but Blake smirks.

Blake aims from a corner while the fans rally up. STEP-UP- NO, Bushi sunset flips Blake! TWO, and Blake runs in, but Bushi ROCKS him! Blake PELES again, but then he blocks a kick, ducks the enzigiri, only for the REWIND HEEL to hit! Blake staggers back to a corner, Bushi runs up, but Blake boots him away! Blake somersaults to BASEMENT ENZIGIRI! Cover, TWO! Bushi stays in this and the fans rally up. Blake huffs and puffs as the fans rally up, and Blake drags Bushi up. Blake half nelsons, but Bushi fights the lift! Bushi throws elbows, Blake hobbles, Blake kicks but Bushi blocks! Bushi dropkicks the bad leg out!

The fans fire up, Bushi ties up the legs but Blake reels him into a cradle, TWO! Bushi hurries up but Blake ROCKS him! Blake runs, but Bushi DROPKICKS! Bushi reels Blake in for the SHIN BREAKER! And then the trip, tie up, and FABLE!! Blake endures, crawls around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Bushi lets off at 4. The fans continue to rally, and Bushi drags Blake up for the FISHERMAN- NO, Blake slips free to JUMP KNEE! Blake goes back to the apron, the fans rally up, and Bushi runs up. Blake ROCKS Bushi, shakes out his bad leg, then springboards, but Bushi gets under! Blake handsprings to LETHAL INJECTION!!

The fans are thunderous as Blake goes to the apron! HEAT 450!! BLAKE WINS!

Winner: Blake Christian, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Bushi earns 0)

Blake was able to reignite that spark and he gets to double digits in this tournament! Will All Heat show GCW they were wrong to doubt him when he becomes the Best of the Super Juniors?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: Taiji Ishimori VS “Drilla” Dan Moloney!

Bullet Club VS Bullet Club happens a lot in these tournaments, and we’ve seen how Too Sweet can turn sour. And at this point in the tournament, it is all about survival! Will Bone Soldier make sure #ItsReborn? Or will he be outdrawn by the 44 Caliber Abunai Gaijin?

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. They circle, tie up, and Taiji wrenches, but Drilla goes to ropes. The ref counts, Taiji YANKS the arm, and Drilla shakes it out as he paces. Taiji and Drilla circle again, feel things out, and Taiji kicks. Drilla avoids it, they circle again, and then Taiji kicks low. Taiji CLAWS Drilla’s face, puts him in a corner, and whips. Drilla reverses, runs in, but Taiji slips out, slips under, and RAMS Drilla. Taiji goes up and SEATED SENTONS! The fans fire up and Taiji grins. Drilla snarls as he sits back up, but Taiji clamps on with a cravat. Drilla endures the neck wrench, Taiji snapmares, and sets up.

But Drilla reaches up to headscissor Taiji down, and he NECK TWISTS Taiji first! Taiji writhes, the fans cheer, and Drilla grins now. Drilla drags Taiji up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, Drilla digs his boot into Taiji’s neck, but the ref reprimands as it’s almost a choke. Drilla lets off, drags Taiji back up, and he CLUBS Taiji on the neck. Drilla stands Taiji up to UPPERCUT the back of his neck! Then he cravats and CHOKES Taiji on ropes! The ref counts, Drilla lets off at 4, and Taiji sputters. Taiji goes to a corner but Drilla stomps him. Drilla drags Taiji up, hammerlocks, then chinbars to crank the neck!

Taiji endures, reaches out, but Drilla pulls harder! The fans rally up, Taiji fights around, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Drilla lets off and CLUBS Taiji! Taiji throws a body shot, then another! Taiji backs Drilla down but Drilla snapmares. Taiji BOOTS from below to stop the neck twist! The fans rally and Taiji goes to a corner. The fans rally up, Drilla runs in, but Taiji BOOTS him! Taiji reaches up but Drilla stops the rana, so Taiji AX KICKS him! Taiji somersaults and jumps, ZIGZAG! The fans rally up while both men are down, and Taiji rises first. Taiji scoops Drilla, but Drilla turns that around, pops Taiji around, but Taiji fights free!

Taiji waistlocks, Drilla switches and ripcords but Taiji gets around to LA MYSTICA! BONE LOCK!! Drilla endures as that bad arm is being bent back! Drilla fights with the good arm, but Taiji rolls him away from ropes! Drilla endures, claws at the mat, fights around, ROPEBREAK! Taiji lets go in frustration and he shakes out his own bad arm. Taiji says BANG, gets Drilla up, BLOODY- NO, Drilla powers out! Drilla whips, Taiji handsprings, but into a STYLES CLASH!! Cover, TWO?!? Drilla isn’t phenomenal and that’s why Taiji survives! Drilla snarls, aims from a corner, and Taiji rises, GORE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!

The fans fire up as Taiji survives those sudden impact moves, but Taiji is in bad shape all the same. Drilla gets Taiji up, says Too Sweet and lifts, but Taiji flips through to BLOODY CROSS!! Cover, Taiji wins!!

Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Drilla earns 0)

It was a shootout to be sure, but Taiji proves he’s number one with a bullet! Will Taiji make it to the top of the block now? Is Drilla gonna run out of ammo before the end here?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: Titan VS Yoshinobu Kanemaru!

El Inmortal is riding high at the top of the block, but the Heel Master is at the bottom. Will Kanemaru step all over Titan’s hopes of making it back to the finals? Or will Titan keep the faith until the end?

Oh but of course Kanemaru attacks Titan during his introductions! The fans boo as Kanemaru dumps Titan off the corner, and then to the floor. Kanemaru stomps away on Titan, drags him up, and POSTS him! Titan flounders, Kanemaru stalks him, then Kanemaru stomps some more. Kanemaru puts Titan in the ring, but Titan comes back to WRECK Kanemaru! Titan then DIVES and down goes Kanemaru! The bell rings to get this on record and the fans fire up! Titan stomps Kanemaru, puts him in the ring, then goes up the apron. Titan springboards but Kanemaru uses the ref as a shield! Titan lands on his feet, only for Kanemaru to dropkick the legs out!

Kanemaru grabs that leg, turns Titan over, and SMASHES the knee! Kanemaru then stomps Titan, drags him up, and puts him up top backwards. Kanemaru climbs up, and he goes after the mask! The fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Kanemaru has the laces loose! Titan fights with elbows, Kanemaru falls back, but Titan is still stuck in the Tree of Woe. Kanemaru stomps Titan down, drags him back, and drops an elbow on the knee! Kanemaru has the toehold but Titan endures. Titan claws at Kanemaru, crawls backwards for ropes, but Kanemaru drags him away, for a HALF CRAB! Titan scrambles forward, ROPEBREAK!

The fans cheer and the ref counts, Kanemaru lets go at 4. Kanemaru stalks Titan, kicks him around, stomps the bad leg, then stomps it again. Kanemaru drags Titan up, whips him to ropes, and dropkicks the leg out! Titan writhes, Kanemaru covers, TWO! The fans applaud but Kanemaru drags Titan up. SHIN BREAKER! Titan writhes again, and Kanemaru smirks as he stalks Titan. Kanemaru drops a knee on the knee! Kanemaru then stomps Titan more, drags him back up, and he TOSSES Titan out. Kanemaru goes out after Titan to get the leg, and he SMASHES it on the floor! Titan writhes, the ref reprimands, and Kanemaru leaves Titan behind.

The fans rally for Titan but the ring count begins. Titan stands at 2 of 20, hobbles over at 5 and rolls in at 6. Kanemaru storms up on Titan, brings him up and kicks the leg. Titan fires a forearm! And another! Kanemaru kicks the leg again! Kanemaru whips, Titan holds ropes! Titan BOOTS Kanemaru, runs up, but into a mule kick! Kanemaru whips, Titan reverses and TORNADO DDTS! The fans fire up while both men are down! Titan goes to the apron and roars! Titan aims, springboards and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Kanemaru tumbles out, the fans fire up, and Titan builds speed! Titan FLIES and takes down Kanemaru!

The fans fire up with Titan as he rises again! Titan roars, hobbles over to Kanemaru and puts him in to cover, TWO! Kanemaru stays in this but Titan stays focused. Titan stomps Kanemaru and brings him up. Titan fireman’s carries, but Kanemaru fights and flails! Kanemaru is free but Titan fires off the strike fest! Titan runs, but Kanemaru dropkicks the leg out! But Titan kips up!? And PELES! Kanemaru falls and the fans fire up again! Titan rises again, watches Kanemaru go to the corner, and off comes the armband! Titan runs corner to corner but Kanemaru uses the ref as a weapon! ENZIGIRI! The fans boo but Kanemaru goes for his whiskey!

Kanemaru reaches over the ref to grab the bottle, and he just takes aim at Titan! Titan rises, but he goes Matrix to dodge! CALF KICK and down goes Kanemaru! Titan roars, the fans fire up, and Titan says how’s this?! Leg lock and JAVE INMORTAL!! Kanemaru endures, the ref hurries over, but Kanemaru CLAWS at Titan’s eyes!! Titan lets go of Kanemaru while the fans boo, but Kanemaru goes to a corner. Titan goes to the other, then runs in. Kanemaru BOOTS Titan, goes up, but Tian gets under the leap! Titan kicks, kicks, palm strikes and WHEEL KICKS! The fans fire up with Titan as he rises again!

Titan goes to the corner, skins the cat, and even with one good leg, he DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS into Kanemaru’s boots! Kanemaru rolls Titan up with a high stack, TWO!! Titan flounders, Kanemaru drags him up and whips, but Titan reverses! But Kanemaru says no tornados, and he THROWS Titan into the ref! Titan sees the ref is down, and Kanemaru YANKS the mask! Titan keeps hold, but Kanemaru LOW BLOWS! Shove and somersault clutch, KANEMARU WINS!

Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Titan earns 0)

The Heel Master had a game plan and he played it to perfection! Kanemaru is no longer the bottom of this block, but will Titan be able to stay on top?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: Kevin Knight VS Clark Connors!

After what Kanemaru just did to Titan, the window is opening! Will The Jet fly past this War Dog to still have a chance? Or is there going to be No Chaser to follow Kanemaru’s whiskey?

The bell rings and the two run up! Knight leaps over Connors, but Connors comes back to run him over! The fans applaud, and Connors stomps Knight, then CLUBS him. Knight gets up, throws body shots, but Connors CHOPS! Connors CHOPS Knight again in the corner, and Knight growls as he goes along ropes. Connors whips to ELBOW Knight down, and the fans rally up. Connors runs to JUMP ELBOW DROP! He gets Knight right on the bad shoulder, then covers, TWO! Connors keeps cool while Knight clutches the bad arm. Connors brings Knight up but Knight fires body shots. Connors CLUBS Knight and barks at him.

Connors runs, but Knight DROPKICKS him down! The fans fire up and Knight runs corner to corner to clothesline! Knight stomps, UPPERCUTS, repeat! The ref counts as Knight stomps a mudhole in! Knight lets off, puts Connors up, and DROPKICKS him down to the floor! The fans cheer Knight hitting a rather Okada like move, but then Knight PLANCHAS onto Connors! The fans fire up with “KEVIN! KEVIN!” and he goes back for Connors. But Connors kicks Knight’s leg! Knight hobbles away, and Connors brings out a chair! The ref says no, but Knight SUPERKICKS the chair into Connors! Knight says not today, Connors!

Knight picks up the chair, but also stands Connors up. Knight sits the chair up, sits Connors in the chair, then fires off forearms on Connors. Knight gets space, and a lot of it, to run in, go up the apron, and FLYING DROPKICK! The fans are thunderous as Knight shouts, “TSUYOI~!” Knight storms back up on Connors, CLUBS him, then puts Connors in. Knight aims from the apron, but Connors hurries away. Knight hops back down, goes around the way, and storms up to stomp Connors on the ramp. Knight stands Connors up to UPPERCUT, then whips him, only for Connors to reverse! Knight goes up the apron, LEAPS, but Connors dodges!

Knight turns around and runs at Connors, but into a SNAP POWERSLAM to the floor! Knight writhes, Connors rises, and the ring count climbs. Connors storms around the way to get that chair! Connors brings it back as the count is 10 of 20, and he just JAMS Knight with it! Connors pushes the chair onto Knight, grabs a Young Lion, and scoops him onto Knight to sandwich the chair! The count is 15 of 20 as Knight crawls away! But then Connors tries to block Knight’s path! Knight jukes and slides into the ring, Connors hurries in at 19! Knight then goes to the apron, springboards in, but he fakes Connors out! Somersault and JET SPLASH!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Knight grits his teeth as he goes to a corner and rises up. Connors sits up, and he fires the first forearm! Knight gives it back! Connors fires another! Knight gives it back! They stand and keep throwing shots back and forth! The fans rally up as they go faster and faster! Connors winds up, Knight blocks to ROCK him! And again! And again and again and again! Knight whips, Connors reverses, but Knight goes up and over! Knight comes back, is put on the apron, but he springboards back in to FLYING LARIAT! The fans are thunderous and Knight hurries to cover, TWO!

Knight keeps cool, brings Connors up and vows to end this. Fireman’s carry, but Connors fights free. Connors spins Knight, Knight shoves Connors, but Connors dodges the dropkick to JEEP FLIPPER! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Connors and Knight slowly rise, and Connors aims from a corner. Connors runs in, but Knight hurdles up and over! Connors comes back, into a SHOTGUN! Knight fires up, runs the ropes, but into a SPEAR!! Connors has to crawl to the cover, TWO!! Knight survives from the delay and Connors is stunned! The fans are thunderous as Connors rises again.

Connors brings Knight up, reels him in, and serves it up, but Knight says no to No Chaser! Knight cradles, TWO!! SUPERKICK! Connors stays up, runs in, but Knight pops him up, only for Connors to fight! So no Sky2High, Knight puts Connors up top! Knight ROCKS Connors, climbs up after him, but Connors fights back with body shots! Knight gives those back and drags Connors up, but Connors still fights the superplex! Connors shoves Knight, but Knight returns for the UPPER ROOM! The fans are thunderous again as The Jet gets those engines roaring! SATELLITE- NO, Connors fights out of the DDT, for NO CHASE- DDT!!! Cover, KNIGHT WINS!!!

Winner: Kevin Knight, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Connors earns 0)

Connors is in a daze from that stunning upset! Knight is 4-4, Connors is 4-4, but will this win lead the Intergalactic Jet Setters back to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships in the near future?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 B Block: Hiromu Takahashi VS Robbie Eagles!

The Ticking Timebomb is just a step behind the Sniper of the Skies in this tournament, but he could blow it all up here tonight. Will Hiromu be within reach of another BOSJ semifinal? Or will Eagles fly high at the top of the block?

As before, Hiromu offers a framed and signed headshot to Milano Collection AT-san, and Milano Collection AT-san gladly accepts. The fans rally and duel, and it sounds pretty even to Eagles. The bell rings and the “HI-RO-MU!” comes out a bit stronger. The “ROBBIE! ROBBIE!” counters, but then Eagles has everyone quiet down. Eagles starts a “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!” “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!” “ROBBIE!” “OI! ” “ROBBIE!” “OI!” “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!” The fans cheer, but Hiromu tries now. “HIRO HIRO HIRO!” “OI OI OI!” “HIRO HIRO HIRO!” “OI OI OI!” “HIRO!” “OI!” “HIRO!” “OI!” “HIRO HIRO HIRO!” “OI OI OI!”

The fans cheer again and Eagles shrugs at the fans. Eagles and Hiromu circle, tie up, and Eagles wrenches to a wristlock. Hiromu spins, slips through, hammerlocks then headlocks. Hiromu hits the takeover, Eagles the headscissors, and Eagles holds on tight. Hiromu fights around, traps Eagles’ legs and pops out, to then get the headlock back. Eagles fights around, stands up, but Hiromu wrenches to wristlock. Eagles spins, drop toeholds, and then ties up the legs in the RON MILLER SPECIAL! Hiromu scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Eagles lets go and the fans applaud as Hiromu bails out.

Eagles taunts Hiromu, Hiromu returns and CHOPS! Hiromu chest bumps Eagles, so Eagles CHOPS back! Hiromu CHOPS, Eagles CHOPS, repeat! The fans “WOO~” with each CHOP, and then Eagles storms out of the ring. Eagles wants Hiromu to join him so Hiromu obliges. The CHOPS continue back and forth, harder and harder, then they both go into the ring! The CHOPS just keep going, and then Eagles bails back out! The fans fire up with Eagles, and we get more CHOPS back and forth! The ring count starts as the CHOPS keep going! Both men egg the other on, CHOP more, and we’re past 10 of 20!

The CHOPS keep flying back and forth, even as we hit 15! 16! 17! 18! 19!! Both men slide in, but then Eagles slides right out! Eagles gets Hiromu’s legs tied up, for a DOUBLE KNEE BUSTER to the floor! Hiromu writhes, the fans rally, and Eagles stalks Hiromu around the way. Eagles gets the bad leg to DDT it to the floor! Hiromu writhes and flounders, Eagles refreshes the count, but the ref reprimands Eagles. Eagles waits as the ref checks Hiromu, then he eggs Hiromu on. Hiromu rises but Eagles KICKS the leg! And KICKS it again! Hiromu gets in the ring, Eagles pursues, but the Hiromu bails out the side again.

Eagles goes back out after Hiromu, drags him around, and then UPPERCUTS the leg! Hiromu writhes, Eagles stands on the knee, and the fans are torn. Eagles mocks the fans booing him, and he brings Hiromu up. Eagles puts Hiromu in at 8 of 20, then drops an elbow on the leg! The fans rally, Hiromu endures, and Hiromu drags Eagles along for the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Eagles lets off at 4. The fans rally for Hiromu while Eagles mockingly says tranquilo. Hiromu drags himself up with the ropes, and he storms up on Eagles to CHOP! Not as much edge as before, but Hiromu CHOPS again! And again! Eagles kicks the bad leg!

Eagles runs, Hiromu follows, and Hiromu RAN- NO, Hiromu’s legs can’t hold on for him! Eagles then lines up a shot to PENALTY KICK the leg! Hiromu hobbles around and Eagles pushes him to a cover, ROPEBREAK! Hiromu’s good leg saves him, but Eagles kicks Hiromu around. Eagles steps through to have the SNAP LOCK! Then the FIGURE FOUR! Hiromu endures, drags Eagles along with him, ROPEBREAK! Eagles holds until the ref counts, then lets go at 4. Hiromu clutches his knees and Eagles mockingly encourages the fans to cheer. Eagles ROCKS Hiromu, lets out a “WOO~!” then steps through. But Hiromu kicks and kicks, so Eagles KICKS the leg!

Eagles rolls Hiromu to his feet, hooks him up, TURBO- NO, Hiromu CLUBS free of the backpack! Eagles CHOPS and Hiromu staggers away! Eagles runs up but into a BOOT! Hiromu then gets Eagles for a HANGING HEADSCISSORS, but Eagles fights free to have a HANGING CRAB!! The ref counts, Eagles lets go and Hiromu falls to the floor. Eagles runs up to DIVE! Direct hit and the fans fire up for Eagles! Eagles then drags Hiromu up, puts him in the ring, and the fans rally again. Eagles aims, springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK to the legs! The fans fire up, Eagles grabs the leg, but Hiromu BOOTS him into buckles!

The fans rally as Hiromu crawls away to the far side. Eagles runs up, DOUBLE KNEES! Eagles returns, BASEMENT 619! He sweeps the legs out, runs back in, METEORA! But Hiromu blocks?! Hiromu lifts Eagles up from there, and BACK DROPS Eagles away! The fans fire up as Hiromu turns things around on Eagles! Hiromu grits his teeth, rises up, and Eagles is in the corner. Hiromu runs in to clothesline! Snapmare, and basement dropkick! The fans fire up as Hiromu rises again. Hiromu hobbles over, brings Eagles up but Eagles swings! Hiromu spins Eagles for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Eagles is still in this and the fans continue to rally.

Hiromu rises, hobbles back to Eagles, and drags him up. Hiromu fireman’s carries, but Eagles fights free! Hiromu hobbles and falls into the corner he was aiming for, and the fans rally again. Eagles and Hiromu both slowly rise, and Hiromu hobbles after Eagles. Eagles fireman’s carries, slips Hiromu into the backpack, but Hiromu fights free! Hiromu swings but into a clinch! SPINEBUSTER! Turnover and Eagles has the legs, DEATHLOCK STOMP! Hiromu writhes and the fans rally again. Eagles stands, storms over to Hiromu, and KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Eagles runs, but into a fireman’s carry! But he slips free!

Eagles dodges the elbow, Hiromu dodges the boot, and Hiromu waistlocks. Eagles switches, half nelsons and spins Hiromu, has the leg, SLAP and CLUB, TURBO- NO, Hiromu flips through to VICTORY ROYALE but Eagles braces himself! RON MILLER SPECIAL!!! Hiromu flails, claws, crawls, but Eagles pulls on the bad leg! Hiromu fights, reaches out, scrambles forward, ROPEBREAK!! Eagles lets go in frustration, but floats right to the cravat! ASAI DDT!! The fans are thunderous as Eagles goes up the corner! Eagles takes aim, but Hiromu crawls to the corner. Hiromu stands, Eagles ROCKS him with a forearm!

Hiromu shakes that off, tries to climb, but Eagles ROCKS him again! Hiromu still tries, Eagles ROCKS him again and again! And SLAPS him! And CHOPS him! And fires more forearms! Hiromu holds onto ropes to stay on the corner! Eagles kicks at Hiromu again and again, ROCKS Hiromu, but Hiromu SUPERKICKS! And SUPERKICKS again! Eagles wobbles up top and the fans rally! Hiromu climbs up after Eagles, brings him onto a shoulder, then into a gut wrench position! Hiromu tucks Eagles in, but Eagles fights free! TURBO BACK- NO, Hiromu slips free for TRIANGLE D!! Eagles flails as Hiromu squeezes tight!

Eagles fights around, reaches out, but he’s starting to fade! The ref checks, the arm drops once! The arm drops twice! But Eagles comes back to life! Eagles deadlifts Hiromu to BUCKLE BOMB him!! The fans are thunderous as both men are down! The fans rally up, Hiromu rises, but Eagles runs in! Hiromu ELBOWS, KICKS, and then KICKS again! But Eagles ducks the superkick to ROUNDHOUSE! SUPERKICK! Hiromu ROLLING ELBOWS! Eagles PELES! Hiromu SUPER- NO, Eagles catches the foot! But Hiromu pushes free to SUPERKICK after all! Hiromu roars, runs, HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER!! But Eagles stays up!?!

Both men stagger, Eagles runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER finds him again!! Hiromu roars, the fans are with him, and he gets Eagles for TIMEBOMB MK- NO!! Eagles kicks and throws knees! Hiromu just tries again, but Eagles slips it around! TURBO BACKPACK!! Both men are down and the fans are electric! Eagles crawls to a cover, TWO?!?! But Eagles just goes into the RON MILLER SPECIAL!!! Hiromu endures, flails, pushes back, but Eagles CLUBS the bad leg! Hiromu fights forward then, reaches out, but Eagles drags him back to center!! Hiromu flails, grits his teeth, and Eagles pushes on the legs!

Hiromu looks around, grits his teeth and makes his way forward! But Eagles drags him back! AKNLE LOCK, and Eagles KICKS and KICKS and KICKS the legs!! RON! MILLER!! SPECIAL!!! Hiromu pleads with the ref, grabs at him, but the ref gets free! Hiromu claws at the mat and the fans are thunderously rallying! Eagles tries to drag Hiromu back but Hiromu still fights forward, to the ROPEBREAK!! KNEE DROPS ON THE KNEES!! Eagles roars and the fans are going nuts! Eagles aims, BANG and- NO, Hiromu ducks Hyperion to HIROMU-CHAN ROLL!! HIROMU WINS!!!!

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Eagles earns 0)

Eagles is absolutely flummoxed as to how he got caught! He had Hiromu dead to rights and yet couldn’t finish him off! Is the Soul of PWA going to miss out on the semifinals? Does the Timebomb still have time on the clock for his own shot?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 31 A Block: El Desperado VS TJP!

The Rogue Luchador could stand alone as the ONLY 6-2 in this entire tournament, all but guaranteed a spot in the semifinals. But the Public Enemy wants to prove he’s still a worthy successor to Will Ospreay. Will TJP conquer Desperado for the United Empire? Or is Desperado going to make good on his promise to himself and the world?

The fans already rally for “T J P! T J P!” Despe nods, the bell rings, and the fans rally up again. The two circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock. They go shoulder to shoulder, fight for the advantage, and Despe hooks TJP’s leg to push him back. TJP bridges, fights up, but Despe puts the arms back down. TJP breaks one knuckle lock to focus on the other, and he powers Despe down with a top wristlock. Despe rolls back, stands up, wrenches to a wristlock, but TJP endures. TJP rolls, spins, cartwheels, and drops to TWIST RANA! The fans cheer as TJP has Despe down in the headscissors! Despe bridges up, but TJP pushes him down.

TJP floats to a top wristlock but Despe bridges to avoid a pin. TJP brings Despe up, wrenches, hammerlocks, then spins Despe to trip him for a standing toehold. Despe turns over, reels TJP in but TJP flips Despe back over. Despe wants an armbar but TJP rolls! Despe still wants the arm but TJP slips through and ties up Despe’s legs, and brings him into the BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Despe endures, pops free, covers, ONE! TJP stands, sweeps, covers, ONE! TJP handsprings up and the fans cheer! Despe also applauds, and he resets with TJP. The two circle, feel things out, and tie up collar ‘n’ elbow. Despe puts TJP on ropes, lets off, but then wraps an arm around ropes!

Red Shoes reprimands as Despe pulls on the arm. Despe lets off, but then CLUBS the arm! Despe stalks TJP along ropes, whips him, but TJP reverses. Despe sunset flips, TJP rolls through to high stack with knuckle locks! TWO as Despe gets one arm up! TJP puts that arm back down, TWO as the other arm comes up! TJP steps through on the legs, ties Despe up, SHARPSHOOTER SURFBOARD HYBRID!! Despe endures, TJP drops him into the deathlock, then goes back to the BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Despe endures, TJP drops him into a cover, TWO! Despe escapes and TJP paces while the fans fire up.

Despe shakes out his arms but TJP gets him up. TJP whips, hip tosses, and FIST DROPS! TJP then runs up to NECK SNAPPER! Cover, ONE, but TJP clamps onto the bad arm. Despe endures as TJP digs his elbows in, but Despe reaches out to ROPEBREAK! TJP lets go and Despe goes to a corner. Red Shoes has TJP stay back while Despe checks his arm. Despe stands, TJP drags him out and trips him, to then trap the good arm, and make the bad arm a DARK SACRIFICE! Despe writhes and flounders out of the ring! TJP waits as Red Shoes checks Despe, and Despe seems okay to continue. The ring count starts, and Despe sits up at 6 of 20.

Despe stands at 9, shakes out the bad arm, then heads inside. Despe rolls in at 15, but TJP’s right on him! TJP puts Despe in a corner, BOOTS the arm, YANKS it, then whips corner to corner hard! Despe slumps down, the fans rally, and TJP storms up. Despe throws body shots but TJP UPPERCUTS! TJP whips, Despe wrenches, hammerlocks and RAMS TJP into buckles! Despe then WRINGS the arm out! TJP writhes, the fans rally, and Despe hammerlocks TJP’s arm, for a SNAP LOCK! Despe is evening the score with TJP, and now TJP shakes out the bad elbow. Despe storms up to get the arm, and YANKS it! And YANKS it!

Despe wrenches, clamps onto the arm, then CLUBS it! TJP writhes, shakes out the arm, but so does Despe. Despe storms up on TJP again, steps over and HIP DROPS the bad arm! Cover, ONE! The fans applaud as TJP grits it out. Despe clamps back onto TJP for a motorcycle stretch, and he steps over TJP’s head! Despe then steps around to hammerlock one arm, and cording hold the other, then HALF CRAB! TJP uses his one free limb for the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer and Despe lets go, but “Oops!” SNAP LOCK! Despe grins and taunts TJP while the fans rally. The two go forehead to forehead, and TJP pie faces Despe.

Despe gets in TJP’s face, then CHOPS! TJP CHOPS but that was his bad arm! Despe whips just to YANK the arm, then CLUB it! Despe whips, TJP Spider-Mans to the apron, and Despe runs up. TJP swings but Despe blocks the counter punch, only for TJP to avoid the shoulder! TJP DROPKICKS Despe and Despe flops to the floor! The fans fire up, TJP builds speed to go up and TRIANGLE JUMP WRECKING BALL DROPKICK! TJP puts Despe in, goes up top, and he FLYING FOREARMS! Despe flounders away and the fans rally up more. TJP aims from the corner, runs in, and BACK ELBOWS! Despe sits down, so TJP says it’s time for scrubbing!

The fans rally up as TJP scrubs Despe’s face again and again, then runs side to side, BOOT WASH! The fans want that again, so TJP obliges! TJP scrubs Despe again and again, then goes side to side, but Despe is up! Depse swings, TJP blocks and spins him, to JUMP SOBAT! Despe ends up in another corner, and TJP runs in to BOOT WASH! The fans are thunderous as Despe staggers up. TJP kicks low, Half Hatch for “ICHI!” Then again for “NII!” And then “SAN!” The hattrick is complete and the fans fire up again. TJP climbs, aims, MAMBA- NO, TJP has to bail out as Despe moves! TJP keeps moving, but Despe SPEARS!

Both men are down and the fans rally up again. Despe grits his teeth and smacks some sense into himself as he sits up. TJP sits up now, both men go to corners. Despe runs in to UPPERCUT! Despe reels TJP in, and suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives and Despe is a little surprised. The fans rally more, and Despe drags TJP up again. Despe gut wrenches for GUITARRA- NO, TJP slips free to hook arms! Despe fights the backslide, flips up and over, then GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO! TJP survives but Despe stands. The fans rally harder as Despe drags TJP up and underhooks. But TJP drops to a knee to fight the lift!

Despe tries again but TJP still fights. Despe KNEES TJP, but TJP RAMS Despe into buckles! TJP staggers away, comes back, but is put on the apron. TJP swings, Despe blocks and HOTSHOTS the bad arm! TJP sits on the apron, Despe goes up the corner. Despe deadlifts TJP to the top rope! TJP fights with body shots! Despe CLUBS TJP, underhooks, but TJP fights again! SUPER GOURD BUSTER! TJP has Depse down, aims, MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! And Despe has a KIMURA!! TJP scrambles over, reaches out, but Despe rolls him away from ropes! But TJP stands, wrenches, LA MYSTICA into IRON OCTOPUS!

But Despe powers out! STRETCH MUFFLER!! TJP endures, reaches out, but ends up in NUMERO DOS!! But TJP drags Despe down to a cradle, TWO!! Despe blocks a kick, but TJP hits an ARMBAR TAKEDOWN, into a PACKAGE! TWO!! Despe is free and he ROCKS TJP with a forearm! Despe aims another but TJP blocks it to spin him! ROLLING LARIAT from TJP!! The fans are thunderous as both men are down! TJP and Despe stir and crawl. TJP goes to a corner, Despe rises up and glares. Despe runs in but TJP goes up and over! TORNADO DDT! The fans fire up and “T! J P! T! J P!” aims from the corner!

TJP says crowns up, ONE BY- OLYMPIC SLAM!?! TJP staggers up, into GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives again and the fans are thunderous! TJP sputters, Despe roars, and Despe drags TJP up. Despe underhooks, but TJP wrenches out! IRON OCTOPUS! Despe pops out, underhooks, PINCHE- NO, TJP fights that to BACK DROP! Bridging cover, TWO as Despe bridges!! TIGER DRIVER- RANA!! SUNSET FLIP!! TWO!!!! TJP escapes, the fans are thunderous, and TJP SUPERKICKS! But Despe SPINEBUSTERS!! Both men are down again and the fans are electric!

TJP and Despe stir, and both men crawl to ropes. TJP is on the apron, Despe makes his way over. Despe stalks up behind TJP, drags him up, and underhooks! The fans are going nuts as Despe lifts! But TJP slips to the inside! Despe ROCKS TJP, brings him up, but TJP goes to suplex! Despe fires body shots, but TJP still tries! TJP hangs Despe out to dry! TJP goes up, GUILLOTINE MAMBA!! Then TJP sets up in the corner! Despe rises, into ONE BY ONE!!! Cover, TWO!!! TJP is shocked, but he hurries to reload! TJP’s doing this one for Akira! NOVA FIREBALL!! And MAMBA SPLASH!!! Cover, TJP WINS!!!

Winner: TJP, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Desperado earns 0)

Once again, back is the incredible, the graps animal, the uncannable, TJP! Public Enemy Number One brings Desperado down! Will the Rogue Luchador have to fight harder for his dream of being the Best of the Super Juniors?

As for TJP, the fans cheer him on as he gets the mic. “Tanoshi, desu ka? <That was fun, wasn’t it?>” The fans cheer that! TJP again asks if they had fun, and the fans cheer again. TJP apologizes, he’s just tired. TJP says that Best of the Super Juniors 31, “It’s not easy. I’m tired… Everything hurts… But TJP is still alive!” The fans cheer that! So again he asks, are they having fun? The fans cheer again! “Arigato gozaimasu. <Thank you very much.>” A female fan offers a very nice sign, and TJP accepts it. And gives it a kiss! The fans cheer that, too! TJP says he sees many of these signs in every section. Please, hold them up.

The fans cheer and oblige, and TJP points out each one. TJP holds up the one he has and thanks everyone again. “This isn’t too difficult for me. Next, I meet Titan, and Titan, this is for you.” In Spanish, TJP says, “Two years ago in BOSJ, it was Titan VS TJP. Titan won that one. Also, two years ago, it was LIJ VS Catch 2/2 in Super Junior Tag League. Titan won that one. Last year in BOSJ, it was again Titan VS TJP. Titan won that one, as well. And last year’s Super Junior Tag League, Catch 2/2 were champions, but Titan won that one. Simply put, TJP needs to make a change. TJP needs to change.”

TJP again thanks the fans again, and says “United Empire! Crowns up!” The fans cheer and the Public Enemy is gearing up for one final round! Will he bring out the side of him that can defeat even El Inmortal?

 

Here are the NEW A Block standings!

Titan: 5-3, 10 points
El Desperado: 5-3, 10 points
HAYATA: 5-3, 10 points
Blake Christian: 5-3, 10 points
Kevin Knight: 4-4, 8 points
Clark Connors: 4-4, 8 points
TJP: 4-4, 8 points
BUSHI: 3-5, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 3-5, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Kosei Fujita: 2-6, 4 points [ELIMINATED]

 

Here are the NEW B Block standings!

Taiji Ishimori: 5-2, 10 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 5-2, 10 points
Robbie Eagles: 5-3, 10 points
SHO: 5-3, 10 points
“Drilla” Moloney: 4-3, 8 points
KUSHIDA: 4-3, 8 points
DOUKI: 4-3, 8 points
Ninja Mack: 3-4, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Francesco Akira: 2-3, 4 points [FORFEIT]
Dragon Dia: 0-7, 0 points [ELIMINATED]


My Thoughts:

Another great round for BOSJ as we approach the end of the round robin phase. Some great shockers in this round, too, like Taiji turning things around on Drilla, Knight turning things around on Connors, and Hiromu snatching Eagles all in those final moments. Sho cheating Dia and Kanemaru cheating Titan should’ve been expected, though. Certainly more the former than the latter, I thought Titan was gonna get up to six wins. But then TJP has an awesome match with Desperado and takes the win, keeping Desperado even with Titan. And as such, if TJP wins against Titan in A Block’s final round, he could very well pull of that historic comeback to get a spot in the semifinals.

My Score: 9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Double or Nothing Results & Report! (5/26/24)

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Sin City is All Elite!

AEW’s fifth anniversary goes Double or Nothing, and The Elite are risking it all in Anarchy in the Arena! Will “Team AEW” tear down our corrupt EVPs?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Buy-In – Deonna Purrazzo VS Thunder Rosa; Deonna wins.
  • Buy-In – Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Cage of Agony; The Acclaimed & Billy win.
  • AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Will Ospreay; Ospreay wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships: Bullet Club Gold VS Death Triangle; Bullet Club Gold wins and retains the titles.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Serena Deeb; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Trent Beretta; Cassidy wins.
  • FTW Championship Triple Threat: Chris Jericho w/ “Big Bill” Morrissey VS Hook VS Katsuyori Shibata; Jericho wins and retains the title.
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis; wins and
  • AEW TNT Championship Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match: Adam “Edge” Copeland VS Malakai Black; wins and
  • AEW TBS Championship: Willow Nightingale VS Mercedes Mone; wins and
  • AEW World Championship: Swerve Strickland VS Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy; wins and
  • Anarchy in the Arena: Kazuchika Okada, Jack Perry & The Young Bucks VS Bryan Danielson, Darby Allin & FTR; win.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Double or Nothing Buy-In!

Join Renee Paquette, RJ City and “Double J” Jeff Jarrett in discussing, analyzing and predicting the high stakes, high reward, high octane action set for Sin City tonight!

 

Backstage interview with Charlie Ramon.

Lexy Nair is with AEW’s Special Match Coordinator, and she asks him what goes into tonight’s Barbed Wire Steel Cage? “In this instance, you have a cage that stands over 15 feet tall from the ground up and it weighs over 3,000 pounds. However, woven throughout it will be over 500 feet of barbed wire.” Unbelievable! Now, Adam Copeland was part of the planning process, how did that go? Charlie would normally say it went well, but in this case, Tony Khan’s absence, a lot of emotion, he’ll just say it’s been tough. Then that said, how dangerous is this match? What can we as viewers prepare for?

Normally, a cage match is about ending a feud. In this case, this cage is built for destruction. Then this just got a lot more real. Lexy thanks Charlie for his time, are we about to see the end of one man’s in-ring career?

 

Buy-In – Deonna Purrazzo VS Thunder Rosa!

The Virtuosa took offense to La Mera Mera trying to jump the line right from the moment she returned to action, and ever since, it has been a back and forth both with fists and with words. But Deonna’s been doing a lot more running and hiding than Rosa expected, so it is time to put up or shut up! With the women’s titles on the line later tonight, who wins their spot as next in line?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. Rosa and Deonna stare down, circle, and tie up. They go around, break, and the fans are dueling. Rosa has the majority share, the two go again and tie up. Rosa arm-drags but holds onto the grapple. Deonna arm-drags but also holds onto the grapple. They get up, go to a corner, and the ref counts. Deonna lets off, but RAMS into Rosa! The ref reprimands, Deonna stomps Rosa, then digs her boot in! The ref counts, Deonna lets off and soaks up the heat. Rosa rises up but Deonna whips her. Rosa reverses to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rosa whips Deonna but Deonna KICKS back!

Deonna swings, Rosa ducks ‘n ‘dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! The fans fire up, Rosa throws off the sleeves and runs in to ELBOW! The fans fire up more as Rosa goes corner to corner, but Deonna ELBOWS back! Deonna brings Rosa around to whip but Rosa goes up and over. Rosa DROPKICKS Deonna, the fans fire up, and Rosa grins as she storms back up on Deonna. Rosa stands Deonna up, but Deonna breaks free. Deonna swings, Rosa gets around and arm-drags her away! Deonna bails out, Rosa builds speed and WRECKS Deonna with a dropkick! The fans fire up and Rosa says, “Thank you very much.”

Rosa puts Deonna in, but Deonna bails out. Rosa storms up but Deonna BOOTS her down! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat. Deonna scuffs Rosa, refreshes the count, and she RAMS Rosa into the apron! The ref reprimands, but Deonna CLUBS Rosa in the chest! Rosa gets in the ring, Deonna follows, and she paces around Rosa. Deonna stands on Rosa’s hand, talks trash on her, “This is what you wanted!” But Rosa fires body shots in return! Deonna DECKS Rosa, brushes herself off, then drops a leg on the arm! Deonna scissors the arm but Rosa endures. The fans rally, Deonna shifts around to wrench the arm, but Rosa fires a forearm shot!

Rosa fires more shots but Deonna WRINGS that arm out! Cover, TWO! Deonna is annoyed but she keeps close as Rosa writhes. Deonna grabs the bad arm, kicks it, then knuckle locks to step over. SNAP LOCK! Deonna drags Rosa to a cover, TWO! The fans rally with “SI SE PUEDES!” Deonna YANKS the bad arm, YANKS it again, and then wrenches for an ELBOW BREAKER! Rosa pulls hair, but Deonna wrenches and CLUBS away on the arm! Deonna grinds the bad arm, pulls at Rosa’s hair, but Rosa fights up! Rosa pushes back to a cover, TWO! Rosa has Deonna’s legs, for a SEATED SURFBOARD!

The fans fire up as Rosa pulls Deonna back, then hooks her up. Deonna fights the pendulum and ROCKS Rosa down! Cover, TWO! Deonna clamps onto the bad arm for a top wristlock! Rosa bridges to alleviate pressure and the fans rally up. Rosa fights to sit up, then arm-drag free! Rosa runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down! The fans fire up again as the two stir. The dueling gets louder, but it still seems like Rosa has the majority if by only a few. The two go forehead to forehead, shout at each other, and Deonna SLAPS! Rosa SLAPS back! Rosa LARIATS! And NECKBREAKER!

Rosa pounds the mat and fans rally as Deonna goes to ropes. Rosa fires up, runs in, DROPKICK! Deonna flounders, Rosa shrieks and covers, TWO! Deonna survives but Rosa keeps her focus. Deonna bails out to the apron but Rosa runs up. The fans cheer on “Women’s Wrestling!” as Rosa ducks the haymaker and ROUNDHOUSES! Rosa goes up and up, but Deonna SLAPS her first! Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe, then takes aim! Deonna runs up, and RAMS into Rosa! Then she YANKS Rosa out of the Tree, covers, TWO! Deonna is beside herself but Rosa is tough! Deonna slashes her throat as she reels Rosa in, but Rosa wrenches out!

Rosa wrangles Deonna but Deonna fights, so Rosa shifts to a COBRA CLUTCH! The fans fire up and Rosa becomes a backpack. Deonna RAMS Rosa into buckles, arm-drags free, then runs up, but Rosa ROLLING ELBOWS! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives that shot but Rosa snarls. Rosa drags Deonna up, reels her in, and says it’s time! But Deonna wrenches out to wrangle Rosa! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Rosa endures, Deonna pushes on the arm, but Rosa rolls her to a cover, TWO! Deonna swings, Rosa gets around, BACKSTABBER! Rosa glares, clamps on, but Deonna fights the Cobra Clutch! Rosa grinds Deonna down, COBRA CROSSFACE!!

Deonna fights forward, reaches out, but Rosa kicks ropes, only for Deonna to roll her to a cover! Deonna holds ropes! DEONNA WINS!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by pinfall

Rosa is shocked! The Virtuosa proved she’s an expert in stealing the win, because she just did that here! Rosa is about to lose her mind, but is Deonna going to use this move on to bigger things?

 

Backstage interview with The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn.

Lexy is now with Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass, and says they are facing the #CageofAgony up next, how are they feeling? Billy tells “Penny” that they’re feeling magnificent! And does she know why? Here’s why. Last night, Billy was scrolling through social media, because that is what Billy does, and he comes across Cage & Agony whining and complaining. Brian Cage is always asking “Who Betta?” Well, one, two, three, three betta. Caster says that’s right! That’s right! Brian Cage and his two boys wanna say Caster’s name? They wanna blame Caster for losing Cage’s match? They’ve said his name, but Caster wants to know their names! He still hasn’t learned ’em.

Caster is a fast learner, he went to college, and yet he still can’t remember their names! How long have they been in AEW? How many times have they said their names? Caster couldn’t tell ya. So they wanna say last night on Collision was the biggest night of their career, then guess that’s true! Because they were in the ring with the best wrestlers alive, The Acclaimed! But that match for them was just another day at work. So y’know what? They wanna take it personal? Caster’s taking it personal! He has to wrestle them again, has to lend them his story power, The Acclaimed’s star power, to those three once again!

Caster could’ve been anywhere else, but he’s gotta be here. Caster’s respect is hard to earn, and Cage, you and your two boys, they don’t have any of it! That’s said humbly by the best wrestler alive! Mic drop, BETCH! Bowens steps in to say there’s so much to talk about! They’re live in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand, Double or Nothing! Brian Cage, with your big strong muscles, acted like a little biyatch needing to kick Bowens in the nuts just to win! And now Cage is bringing his boys into this, “The Cage of Agony.” Well Bowens is a #GayInAgony having to listen to Brian whine! Want your name in lights? Here you go! Step up to the plate!

When it is all said and done, all their names will be are NOTHING next to The Acclaimed as they whip some ass all over the strip! And after this, The Acclaimed is gonna go out, play some poker, pull some slots, and win the jackpot! They’ll celebrate all night long because EVERYONE Loves The Acclaimed! But will Sin City be scissoring at the end of the Buy-In?

 

Renee Paquette is on stage.

She says there is a major announcement to come, so please welcome out Martha Hart and Tony Khan! The fans cheer Dr. Martha walks out on stage with TK, and we clearly have the Owen Hart Cup on stage as well. Renee says it is so great to have Dr. Martha here, sot he floor is hers. She says it is great to be back in Vegas for Double or Nothing. And this is a special year for the Owen Hart Foundation, as it is 25 years of philanthropy and giving back. And because of that anniversary, here’s a little something special in mind for the 2024 Owen Hart Cup. The fans chant for “Owen! Owen!” and she joins in.

Martha says Tony Khan should do the honors here, and tell us all what they have in mind. Tony thanks Martha and says hello to the fans. We’ve got something very special planned as the third year of the Owen Hart Cup! It was on Christmas Eve this past year that Martha had a great idea. She said it’d add even more stakes to this great tournament if the winners were given… WORLD TITLE SHOTS! The fans love that idea! Tony loved that idea, too, and so the time and place for the finals of this year’s Owen Hart Cup should be in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 10th, the hometown of Owen Hart!

And yes, the winners this year will receive world championship opportunities… at ALL IN LONDON! Tony thanks Martha for all the great work with AEW, and this is a very exciting time. Tony will see everyone in Calgary and in Wembley, happy five year anniversary for AEW! Who gets in on those brackets to become this year’s King and Queen of Harts and future #1 contenders?

 

Buy-In – Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Cage of Agony!

We just heard from Caster, Bowens & Daddy Ass tonight, we heard from The Machine, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona the other night, but now it is time to put up or shut up! Well, except for Caster’s diss track.

“The Cage of Agony sounds like a chastity belt. I’ll whip you all, leave you freaky ass with a welt. He a fan, he a fan, he a fan. Brian Cage, limp pee niz, barely a man! Damn, straight bustin’ on these hoes. He barefoot, you probably suckin’ on his toes! You’re a pervert, probably put your long hair in curlers. Yes, I’m on the mic, and it’s a murder. Brian Cage always dressing up but do not lie. These days, why you cosplay as a top guy? To you other guys, I still don’t know your name. But in Vegas…” “Everybody Loves The Acclaimed!” “See? I didn’t even have to finish that.”

Bowens then gets the mic to again tell “LAAAS VEGAAAAAS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! Platinum Max just burned up the mic! Will the former AEW World Trios Champions burn the TWO-TIME ROH World Six Man Tag Champions? Or will there still be a question to #WhoBetta?

The trios sort out and Caster starts against Kaun. The fans rally as Kaun says Caster is just talk. But the fans taunt Kaun with “What’s Your Name?” Kaun points to his tights, it’s on his groin! Kaun and Caster tier up, go around, and Kaun puts Caster in a corner. Kaun smothers Caster, lets off at 4, but Caster BACKHANDS him! Caster headlocks but Kaun powers out. Caster dodges, runs, but Kaun drops, hurdles, but Caster waistlocks. Kaun switches, Caster bucks the O’Conner, but then Kaun throws Caster down by his hair! Caster gets up but Kaun LARIATS! Cover, ONE! Caster goes to ropes and uses those as a defense.

Kaun and Caster reset, but in tags Billy Gunn! The fans fire up and Billy tells Cage to get in here! The fans fire up for “DADDY ASS! DADDY ASS!” as Cage tags in. Cage flexes on Billy, the fans boo, but Billy says hold up. Billy flexes and the fans cheer! Billy and Cage circle, tie up, and Cage knees low. Cage headlocks, Billy powers up and out, but Cage runs him over! Billy goes to a corner while Cage soaks up the heat and flexes again. Billy stands back up, Cage talks some trash, but the fans taunt his “LITTLE WEENIE!” Cage and Billy tie up, Billy headlocks, but Cage powers up and out. Billy runs Cage over! The fans fire up as Billy flexes and swaggers!

Billy then says “SUCK IT!” Cage swings on Billy but Billy counter punches! Billy fires hands, whips, but Cage goes up and over to roll Billy! Billy rolls through but Cage basement dropkicks! Cage soaks up the heat, Caster tags in, but the Gates BLAST The Acclaimed first! Cage clotheslines Billy against ropes, they get stuck up there, then finally tip over and out to the floor! It’s chaos now as the teams brawl! Kaun sends Bowens into steel steps! Cage sends Billy into railing! Kaun stomps Caster while Liona sticks Bowens between steps and post! Liona CLUBS Bowens, then SMACKS him off the steps! Cage digs his boots in, Kaun sends Caster into railing!

Liona drags Billy up now, to send into the steel steps! The impact jams Bowens’ bad leg up! Bowens falls in a heap and clutches his leg but the ref reprimands Cage and the others. Cage gets in the ring, Liona and Kaun follow, and they aim at Caster in a corner. Liona runs in to clothesline! Kaun runs in to clothesline! Cage runs in to UPPERCUT! Tag to Kaun, then Cage hauls Caster up to the top rope. Kaun climbs, scoops, TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER! Caster flops to the apron! Liona APRON SENTONS! Cage tags in and he deadlift SUPERPLEXES Caster!! Cover, TWO!! Caster survives and Cage is annoyed but the fans fire up!

Cage tags Kaun back in, they get Caster up and mug him. Kaun CHOPS and Caster falls to his knees! Kaun drags Caster up, CHOPS again, then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Liona, he fires body shots from all sides! Liona snapmares then KICKS Caster in the back! The fans boo but Liona digs his foot into Caster’s face! The ref counts, Liona lets off, and Caster flounders to a corner. Liona stands on Caster again! The ref counts, Liona lets off at 4, and Liona gets in the ref’s face so that Kaun can CHOKE Caster! The fans boo, the ref senses something and reprimands Kaun. Cage tags in, but Caster kicks back!

Caster fires hands but Cage JUMP KNEES! Cage puts Caster back in the corner to RAM into him! And RAM him again! And then CHOP! Cage hoists Caster up top, climbs up, “Who betta than Cage?!” Caster fires body shots! Caster shoves Cage down, Kaun tags in! Kaun ROCKS Caster, goes up, but Caster fires hands! Kaun staggers back, Caster adjusts and CROSSBODIES! Cover, but the ref is busy checking Billy! TWO!! Liona tags in, and he BLASTS Billy! Billy gets up and in but the ref keeps him back! Liona SUPERKICKS Caster, drags Caster to a drop zone, then goes up. Liona fires up, leaps, but Caster avoids the diving headbutt!

The fans fire up as both men are down! Caster and Liona crawl, reach out, but Liona anchors Caster! Caster BOOTS Liona away, hot tags to Kaun and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on Cage & The Gates with haymaker after haymaker! “SUCK THIS ISH!” Billy TOSSES Cage, clinches Kaun, THE ONE AND ONLY SLAM! Cover, TWO!! But the fans fire up with Billy as he kicks Kaun and tells him, ‘SUCK IT!” But Liona gets in to CLOBBER Billy!! The fans boo but Caster FLYING LARIATS Liona! Only for Kaun to get Caster for a GUTBUSTER! DISCUS LARIAT from Cage! The Gates & Cage get Billy up for a TRIPLE POWERBOMB! Cover, BOWENS BREAKS IT!!

The fans are thunderous as Bowens returns, even with one good leg! Bowens fires haymakers and CHOPS but Cage SOBATS, KICKS, and Liona HEADBUTTS! The fans boo more but Liona just soaks it up. Cage gets a chair and the fans boo, but wait! Chance, the Golden Knights’ mascot, snatches the chair! But now he’s a target! But then Caster goes out to kick Cage, for a FAMOUSER! The fans fire up, but then Liona runs to CLOBBER Caster! Kaun gets Billy but Billy cradles, ACCLAIMED WIN!!

Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall

Kaun is furious, but The Acclaimed snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! Chance celebrates with Daddy Ass, Bowens & Caster while Cage, Kaun & Liona regroup. And then fans fire up for it, as Chance joins in on the SCISSOR PARTY~! With this win here, does The Acclaimed have a chance of going after some gold again?

 

Malakai Black speaks.

“For the life of a creature is in the blood. And I have been given it, from you, to make atonement for yourself on the altar. This altar, this cage, which will serve as your confessional, Cope. And every tear in your skin will serve as an admission of your guilt. This bloodletting, a release from bounds that you put on yourself. I will not stop, I will not yield. No, I will meet you in the abyss that we created together. And I will look you in the eyes, and I will absolve you through torture and death. What do you see when you look at me, Adam?” Is the Dark Father going to become the Face of TNT? Or will he regret pushing The Rated R Superstar to the edge?

 

“There’s been a lot said about this town.”

“A lot more than can never be spoken. Fortunes change with the roll of the dice. Realities shift on the flip of a card. And to win big in this place, you need to be willing to risk big. There is one thing here that is always certain: this place lives for the fight. And the Triple Main Event? That is Vegas. Tonight, will your dreams come true under these bright lights? Or be buried in the desert? Because after all these years, you know that in Las Vegas, it’s Double or Nothing.”

 

AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Will Ospreay!

The Savior of the Backbreaker doesn’t respect the Aerial Assassin because he still sees that same brash young kid from over a decade ago. But the feeling is mutual because Ospreay still sees the same stuck up veteran who’s always been jealous of Ospreay’s natural ability. These two aren’t fighting to earn respect, they’re fighting to prove they’re the best! Will Roddy make sure this title stays Undisputed? Or does Ospreay prove he is the #BillyGOAT?

The introductions are made, but Ospreay doesn’t wait for the bell, he runs up as Roddy poses! Roddy ducks the Hidden Blade and the brawl is on! The ref rings the bell then tells Taven & Bennett to get outta the ring! Roddy CLUBS away on Ospreay, throws the belt aside, then whips. Ospreay stops himself by holding ropes, then he TOSSES Roddy out! Ospreay aims to PLANCHA, but has to land out as Roddy moves! Roddy runs up, Ospreay dodges him to BOOT Taven into the timekeeper’s area! Bennett runs up but Ospreay TOSSES him into Taven! The fans fire up but Roddy KNEES Ospreay low!

Roddy pulls the safety pads off the railing, but Ospreay fights the suplex! Ospreay swings, Roddy dodges and CHOPS! Roddy whips, Ospreay VAULTS over railing to take out The Kingdom! The fans are thunderous and Ospreay rises. Callis is on commentary and cheers Ospreay on as Ospreay and Roddy stare down. Ospreay gets around to TACKLE Roddy and he fires off hands! Roddy gets up, Ospreay fires more hands! The fans sing “OSPREAY~! OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” and Ospreay CATAPULTS Roddy into the post! Ospreay fires up, the fans are with him, and he storms after Roddy.

Ospreay puts Roddy in the ring, the fans chant “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Ospreay scoops to hit a BACKBREAKER! Cover, ONE! Ospreay stands Roddy to CHOP! And CHOP again! Roddy goes to a corner, Ospreay runs up, but Roddy puts Ospreay on the apron. Ospreay ROCKS Roddy, HOTSHOTS him, but Roddy flounders away. Roddy distracts the ref with talk of a bad neck, and The Kingdom go after Ospreay! Ospreay kicks Taven away, but Bennett gets under him for an Electric Chair Lift! Taven gets in the ring, builds speed, and FLIES! TOPE DOOMSDAY!! Ospreay lands hard on his head and Taven didn’t land much better!

The ref sees Ospreay is down and checks on him. The fans chant “REF, YOU SUCK!” Callis is worried for Ospreay but Ospreay seems okay to continue. Roddy gets Ospreay in and digs at the bandage on Ospreay’s forehead! Roddy gets the bandage off and he punches away on that healed up cut! He wants to bloody Ospreay like he did on Wednesday! The fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Roddy stomps Ospreay right on the forehead! Ospreay goes to a corner, Roddy CLUBS him, then CHOPS him! Roddy clamps onto Ospreay to CLUB him in the head. Roddy then gives Ospreay a STOMP, then drags him into a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Ospreay endures, Callis complains about The Kingdom being ringside to begin with, but Ospreay fires hands from below! Ospreay slips an arm through the chinlock to CLUB Roddy. Roddy KNEES Ospreay down, then soaks up the heat from the fans. Ospreay throws a body shot, Roddy hits back, and they go back and forth! Ospreay gets the edge, whips, but Roddy reverses. Ospreay still catches Roddy to a COBRA TWIST! But Roddy HIP TOSSES free! Cover, TWO, but Roddy clamps onto Ospreay with a CROSSFACE! Ospreay fights it by turning sideways, and the fans rally with “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Ospreay scoots back, ROPEBREAK!

Roddy throws hands on Ospreay’s head, then lets off as the ref counts. Roddy drags Ospreay up, CHOPS again, but Ospreay just gets fired up! Ospreay ROCKS Roddy! Roddy CHOPS, and they CHOP back and forth! The fans fire up but then Roddy knees low! Roddy fires body shots in the corner! The ref counts, Roddy CLUBS Ospreay, and The Kingdom says that’s how you do it! Roddy scoops Ospreay for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Roddy is annoyed but the fans rally for Ospreay. Roddy drags Ospreay up, but Ospreay JAWBREAKERS free! Roddy BOOTS back! But Ospreay blocks! And CHOPS! Ospreay CHOPS again!

The fans fire up and Ospreay whips corner to corner. Roddy reverses, runs up, blocks a boot and YANKS Ospreay into a carry! But Ospreay CLUBS free! Ospreay runs, handsprings, and NEURALIZER KICK! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! The standing count starts, Roddy crawls to a corner at 2 of 10, but Ospreay kips up at 3! The fans fire up again, Ospreay runs up to BOOT! Ospreay pushes Roddy down, but The Kingdom is lurking! Ospreay has to stay inside, the ref reprimands Taven & Bennett! Roddy crawls to a corner, and here comes WARDLOW! Wardlow CLUBS Ospreay and reels him in!

The ref gets so heated at The Kingdom, but then he steps back and bumps into Ospreay, and turns around to see Wardlow! The ref gets Ospreay free of the bomb and tells Wardlow off! Wardlow gets out, shrugs, but Roddy runs up on Ospreay! Ospreay ducks the knee, tucks Roddy in, CHEEKY NANDOS! Roddy tumbles out, The Kingdom help shim up, but Ospreay goes up and up and SKY TWISTER!! Down goes everyone but Wardlow! The ref has had it! He EJECTS The Kingdom while the fans lose their minds! Ospreay gets Roddy in, goes to the corner, and springboards in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO!!

Roddy is still in this but Ospreay stays on him. Ospreay reels Roddy in, Roddy fights the lift, so Ospreay gives a Kawada Kick, and a CHOP! Roddy CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Roddy runs, into the TIGER WALL KICK! ENZIGIRI! Ospreay hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Ospreay doesn’t let that bother him. The fans rally up, Ospreay gets Roddy up, and he scoops Roddy for a SLAM! Ospreay goes up and the fans cheer, but Roddy trips Ospreay! Roddy climbs up behind Ospreay, hoists him up, but Ospreay fights with elbows! Ospreay sends Roddy down, then adjusts!

The fans fire up for the LEAP OF FAITH, but has to land out as Roddy moves! But the leg jams! He still SUPERKICKS Roddy! Ospreay powers up the arm, gets the bad leg moving, and he runs up again, but Roddy snatches that leg to a HALF CRAB! Ospreay fights, turns over, kicks, but Roddy gets both legs! TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Ospreay endures, reaches out, and the fans rally! Ospreay crawls, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Roddy lets go, and the fans rally for “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Ospreay sits up, Roddy drags him up and CHOPS! And ROCKS him! And then stands him up against ropes.

Roddy CHOPS, ROCKS, CHOPS, repeat! Roddy goes side to side to forearm again and again and again! Then he hoists Ospreay up for the atomic SLAM! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up again as Ospreay goes to a corner. Roddy hoists Ospreay up top, but Ospreay fights back! Ospreay HEADBUTTS, Roddy GAMANGIRIS! Roddy tells the fans to shut up, then he climbs up to get Ospreay on the very top. SUPER DUPER PLEX!! And Roddy holds on to get Ospreay up in a torture rack! RACK DROP BACKBREAKER!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives but Roddy shows no mercy! Fireman’s carry, but Ospreay fights! Roddy still GUTBUSTERS!

Roddy runs the ropes to SHOTGUN- SITOUT POWERBOMB!! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous again! A standing count starts while fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Both men are still down at 4 of 10, then sit up at 5. Ospreay throws a haymaker, but Roddy CHOPS! Ospreay haymakers, Roddy gives that back, and they go back and forth! Ospreay roars as he stands up, and now the forearms get going! The fans rally as Ospreay eggs Roddy on! Roddy fires boxing elbows, so Ospreay unleashes a flurry! Ospreay ROCKS Roddy, Roddy fires ELBOW, ELBOW, and ELBOW! Ospreay HOOK KICKS! But then Roddy gets around, ripcord and dropkick to the leg!

Roddy suplexes, Ospreay slips free and full nelsons. Roddy breaks free but Ospreay avoids the elbow! But Roddy ducks the hook kick! Ospreay swings, into Roddy’s half nelson! Roddy swings Ospreay but Ospreay sunset flips, TWO! STYLES- NO, Roddy kicks free! Roddy back drops, Ospreay l ands on his feet to OSCUTTER!! Ospreay can’t pin but the fans are thunderous! Ospreay crawls to cover, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” and now the ref is checking Roddy. The ref keeps Ospreay back, Callis doesn’t understand! Ospreay is frustrated, is this like with Bryan Danielson? Callis jumps off commentary to coach Ospreay about killer instinct! Storm Driver 93!?

Callis says if Ospreay wants to win, he has to finish this! Roddy’s going to the hospital anyway! Does Ospreay wanna be second best or does he want the title? Just do it! Ospreay snarls and headbutts the buckle to fire up! Ospreay storms up but the ref keeps him back! But Ospreay shoves the ref! Underhooks and lift, STORM…! But then Ospreay hesitates again! He lets Roddy down, but he’s also disappointing Callis! Ospreay lifts again for STORM BREAK- NO, Roddy slips free to OLYMPIC SLAM! And then roll through, fireman’s carry, GUTBUSTER DROP!! Roddy runs, to SICK KICK!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and Roddy can’t believe it!

The fans are electric as Roddy storms up on Ospreay. Roddy hauls Ospreay up, suplexes, RANA!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy escapes, ducks a superkick and JUMP KNEES! Roddy gets Ospreay up to suplex, END OF- Ospreay lands out! HIDDEN BLADE!! Ospreay hauls Roddy up, underhooks, STORM BREAKER!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

Callis shouts “WE WON!” as if he actually did anything, but the Aerial Assassin does get the job done! Ospreay adds this title to his already incredible list of accolades, will nothing stop him from being the best of all time?

 

Adam Cole is here!

The fans are thunderous again as “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOOM!” The Panama City Playboy makes his return to AEW PPV and just being on screen at all, that foot looking at 100%. Cole steps into the ring for his “ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!” and then gets a mic. “Who’s ready for Story Time with Adam Cole Baybay?” The fans sure are! Cole says here it goes then: “Las Vegas, Nevada! You all suck! You wanna know why you suck? I shouldn’t even be out here right now. I should be back there checking on Roderick Strong. Or better yet, I should leave the building and go hang out with The Undisputed Kingdom.

“Truth be told, I shouldn’t even be in this freakin’ city. I should be home, rehabbing my ankle, coming back and doing what I do best, and that is professional wrestling. None of you have any idea the hell that I’ve been through these past two years, and I still get disrespected. Because whether anyone wants to admit it or not, I am one of the greats pro-wrestlers of this generation.” Cole then brings out the MJF Devil Mask. “We do have a little devil inside all of us. And I wanna make one promise and one promise very, very clear. When I am 100%, you WILL give the Devil his due. And his name…” THE LIGHTS GO OUT!?

A spotlight comes on, and Cole looks around. On the tron is a long hallway. And as we walk down that hallway, we go into a room. MJF’s room! The music plays, the Dynamite Diamond Ring is put on, and so is the scarf! There’s a picture torn in half, of the best brochachos. Cole has seen a ghost, but more like he’s seen a devil! Because MJF is HERE!! Sin City is losing its mind as The Scumbag walks out in a denim vest, looking ready to play the game! MJF storms his way down the ramp, into the ring, and he sees the mask on the mat. The fans are thunderous, Cole wants MJF to hold on a second, and Cole offers a hug!?

MJF can’t believe this. Cole says together, these two could run this place! The fans tell Cole that he F’d up, but then MJF says okay, Adam. They hug it out, the fans boo, but then MJF LOW BLOWS Cole! The fans cheer Cole getting what he deserves, and MJF grins. MJF then drags Cole up to suplex for a BRAINBUSTER! MJF grabs the mic Cole was using while the fans go nuts. “He’s Our Scumbag!” MJF tells Cole, “You noodle armed, bobble-headed SOB! Uh oh, did I hurt the Baybay? Tough s*it, get this s*it stain outta my ring, huh? Oh and Cole, while they’re dragging your boney carcass outta here, I want you to try and listen while you’re close to unconsciousness.

“See, I gave you something I’ve never given anyone before: Trust. And thanks to you, brochacho, that s*it ain’t happening again! See, he thought he took out MJF.” MJF then tells a cameraman to get his butt in the ring, MJF needs all the angles. MJF then says Cole didn’t take out MJF, he just woke MJF up! MJF remembers who he is: THE GREATEST WRESTLER ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH! MJF is a generational talent, he is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and he is better than you, and you know it! But why is that? Pray tell! Oh, he will. Because unlike Adam Cole “and all those shmucks in the back, I don’t need a New Japan, or a Vince McMahon, to make MJF, BECAUSE MJF MADE MJF!!”

The fans fire up again and MJF smirks. MJF says when it comes to The Salt of the Earth, back to the regularly scheduled programming. No more haha, no more friendships, no more kangaroo kicks, no more BS!! Back to being driven by what he is driven by best. Not love, no no no. He’s talking HATE, HATE, HATE! Fans actually chant “HATE! HATE! HATE!” MJF says when your boy is driven by hate, no one is safe. MJF then looks at the mask. MJF picks it up, looks it over, and says “You see this stupid mask? Masks are adorned by cowards who want to hide. See, I’m about done hiding. I’m about done being humble. I’m about done apologizing for the fact that I’M THE GADDAMN BEST!

“No one is more complete in this sport than me! It is not my fault, ladies and gentlemen, that all your cute little favs, in comparison to moi, suck a big ol’ bag o’ donkey d*cks!” MJF says he doesn’t need a mask to prove that no one is on the level of the devil. “So this stupid, goofy, grotesque mask that symbolizes the tail end of 2023 and makes my stomach turn in knots, this dumb mask and everything it symbolizes can go straight to HELL!” MJF throws the mask down, stomps it, throws off the jacket then swaggers to Ric Flair ELBOW DROP! MJF TOSSES the mask, free souvenir! The fans chant “Welcome Back! Welcome Back!”

MJF then says he’s been betting on himself since day one. He’s all in, double or nothing. So when it comes to his contract, as if it wasn’t already obvious to the stupid marks, no offense… to quote one of the all time greats, may he rest in peace… MJF rolls up a pant leg and tells the cameraman to zoom in. MJF’s got a new tattoo that says “BET ON YOURSELF” and has an AEW poker chip! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” and MJF says when it comes to him in AEW, you can call him the Wolf of Wrestling. BECAUSE HE’S NOT EFFIN’ LEAVING!! The Scumbag references all the legends because he is a legend in the making, when and where will he get his shot at the top?

 

Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships: Bullet Club Gold VS Death Triangle!

Jay White & The Gunns couldn’t help but pick on Pac, all because he was alone and down in the dumps. He dared them to do something that mattered, and then they attacked him backstage! So now, Pac calls upon his amigos, his hermanos, the Lucha Brothers, and they are once again aiming at the gold! Will this triangle be the death of the Bang Bang Gang? Or will Sin City breathe with the Switchblade?

The introductions are made, just a couple belts out of the nine are raised, and we see who hits the jackpot!

The trios sort out, The Switchblade starts against The Bastard while the fans chant for “CERO! MIEDO!” White then decides nope, and he tags out to Colten. The fans boo but Colten says guns up! But Pac hip tosses him! Pac headlocks, Colten powers out but Pac runs him over. Things speed up. Colten hurdles, but Pac turns hip toss into hip toss! Austin tags in, he runs up, but into a hip toss! The fans fire up, Pac headlocks but Austin powers out. Pac handsprings up and over, blocks a hip toss, blocks Austin’s counter of a hip toss to still hip toss! Pac clotheslines Austin up and out! White gets in but Penta & Fenix have Pac’s back!

The fans fire up as White falls back, and White checks on the Gunns. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but White tells them to shut up! Pac tags Penta, he and Austin circle now. They do just like they did last night on Collision, but then Austin sucker punches Fenix! Penta ducks ‘n’ dodges Austin to SLINGBLADE! But Austin avoids the second, shoves, Fenix tags in! SLINGBLADE from Penta, he and Fenix combine, WHEELBARROW SOMERSAULT SPLASH! The fans fire up but White distracts Penta. Austin tags Colten, but the Lucha Bros kick the legs out! They double whip Colten to a corner, tag to Pac!

Penta GAMANGIRIS! Fenix FOREARMS! Pac CLOHTESLINES! The Lucha Bros CHOP, Pac SOBATS! They pinball Colten around with more kicks! “SE NO!” TRIPLE DROPKICKS! Austin runs up, Fenix fireman’s carries him, and Penta SUPERKICKS! Pac DROPKICKS Austin to kickstart Fenix’s spin and SLAM! Then they hold Austin up for Penta to go QUE PASO! Austin tumbles out from the pain in his butt, but Fenix goes up top! Penta builds speed to FLY, Fenix SUPER CROSSBODIES! The Lucha Bros take out the Gunns and the fans fire up! Pac builds speed, but White gets in to clinch! BLADE- NO, Pac slips free!

Pac waistlocks, White switches, Pac elbows free. Pac runs, Austin trips him up, White DDTS!! Pac bridges from the impact, White covers, TWO! Pac flounders, White smirks and stalks him. The fans boo as White stands on Pac’s face! The ref counts, the Gunns talk trash, and White steps away. White drags Pac up for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Pac stays in this but White tags Colten. Colten stays between Pac and the Lucha Bros to stomp him. The fans again taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” Colten stomps Pac, CHOKES him on ropes, then lets off at the ref’s count. Colten bumps Pac off buckles, tags Austin, and Austin brings Pac around.

Austin throws Pac by his hair, then asks “Who’s the Ass Boy now?!” “YOU~!”  Austin tags Pac, White talks trash and CHOPS Pac! White CHOPS Pac again and Pac falls over. White taunts Pac, covers, ROPEBREAK! White is annoyed but he grinds his forearm into Pac’s face! The ref counts, White lets off, and he mocks Penta. Austin scrapes Pac but the ref misses that. White drags Pac up, CHOPS him back down, then grins. White pie faces Pac, drags him up, and CHOPS again! Pac staggers, White taunts The Lucha Bros, but Pac fights out of the Bang Bang Gang corner! Pac runs but White catches him to HOTSHOT!

White trips Pac, puts him under the ropes now, ROPE GUILLOTINE! White drags Pac by a leg, turns him over, and has a HALF CRAB! Pac endures, crawls towards his corner, but White drags Pac back! Pac kicks and kicks, White staggers back but Colten tags in! Pac kicks Colten now! Colten staggers, Austin tags in! The Gunns get in Pac’s way, but Pac ducks their double clothesline! Hot tag to Penta! Penta goes up to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Penta CHOPS Austin, CHOPS Colten, repeat! KICK to the legs, then more CHOPS! Penta fires up and the fans are with him! “CERO! MIEDO!” Tag to Fenix, but then the Gunns get Penta!

Fenix SUPERKICKS Colten, Penta waistlocks Austin! TIGHTROPE PENALTY KICK from Fenix! BACKSTABBER from Penta! Then a BOOSTED SPLASH! Cover, White breaks it! White BLASTS Penta, goes back to his corner, and argues with the ref. White tags in, gets in the ref’s face, then aims at Fenix. White drags Fenix up, but Fenix ENZIGIRIS! Tag to Penta, and the Lucha Brothers dodge White to SOBAT, REWIND HEEL, and then fireman’s carry! SWINGING DEATH VALLEY! Cover, TWO! White survives but the fans rally for Penta. Penta points to Pac, tags him in, and Pac looms over White.

The fans fire up as Pac gets in White’s face. Pac stands White up, they both egg each other on! Pac counter punches again and again, then SOBATS! KICKS! SOBATS! Pac runs, but White CHOPS! White whips, Pac reverses but White reverses back to WRING Pac! Pac gets up, sidesteps, and SNAP GERMANS! Austin returns to LARIAT Pac! Penta returns to DESTROYER! Colten JUMP PUNCHES Penta! Fenix kicks a leg out then DROPKICKS Colten! White clinches for an URENAGE! All six men are down and the fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as the trios regroup. White snarls, runs up at Pac, but Pac SUPERKICKS!

White is down, Pac goes up! But White gets out, Colten runs in, Pac leaps over! Colten returns, Pac dodges the splash to SNAP GERMAN! Austin returns, to get a SNAP GERMAN! Death Triangle regroups, Fenix GAMANGIRSI White! Penta clotheslines! Pac UPPERCUTS! They set White up for the “CERO! MIEDO!” LUCHA FEAR FACTOR! Fenix DIVES onto the Gunns! But JUICE ROBINSON IS HERE! White has his gold baseball bat, the ref is distracted by that, and Juice trips up Pac!! The fans boo, or chant for Juice, and White hits BLADERUNNER!! Cover, Bang Bang Gang wins!!

Winners: Bullet Club Gold, by pinfall (still Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions)

The Juice is loose and he helps his boys hold onto all these belts! Now that the Bang Bang Gang is at full strength, will there be no stopping them?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Serena Deeb!

The Leading Lady was hoping for a bigger part in this picture, and she blames it on having to play opposite The Professor of Pro-Wrestling. Will Toni still be timeless after tonight? Or will she fail to make it through Deeb’s Dojo?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see whose story gets the Hollywood ending!

The bell rings, the two circle, and the fans rally for Toni. They tie up, go around, and around, and then Deeb headlocks for the takeover. Storm headscissors, Deeb kips free, but then Storm headlocks for the takeover. Deeb headscissors, Storm kips free, and the two stand off. The fans cheer as the two reset, and they circle again. They tie up, Storm powers Deeb to ropes, but she lets off as the ref counts. Storm sniffs Deeb, but Deeb SLAPS her! Deeb shoves, trips and ties Storm up, putting her in the Paradise Lock! Deeb sits on Storm and smiles, and the fans are torn. Deeb lets off, aims, and runs up to DROPKICK Storm out of Paradise!

The fans fire up, Deeb wrenches, and she whips corner to corner. Storm reverses, runs up, blocks a boot but Deeb reels her in. Deeb KICKS Storm, goes out, but Storm DECKS Deeb! Storm then runs side to side to HIP ATTACK Deeb to the floor! The fans fire up and Storm goes out to fetch Deeb. Storm puts Deeb in, storms in after her, but Deeb gets a leg in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Deeb runs side to side to BLAST Storm down! Deeb gets Storm up, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT to the floor! Deeb gets Storm up and in, hurries to cover, TWO! The fans rally for Storm but Deeb just smirks.

Deeb stalks Storm, gets her up, ripcords and ELBOWS! Then she wrenches, hooks Storm up, and has the IRON OCTOPUS! Storm endures, reaches out, marches over, and has the ROPEBREAK by her teeth! The ref counts, Deeb lets off slowly, and then she whips Storm. Storm reverses, Deeb slips around, and goes for the COBRA TWIST! Storm endures again, even as Deeb digs her elbows into the ribs! Storm powers up and hip tosses free! The fans fire up, Deeb storms back up to get that leg! DRAGON SCREW! Storm sits up but Deeb brings her around, and taunts her! Storm can’t reach, then Deeb SLAPS her before the DRAGON SCREW!

The fans boo but Deeb looms over Storm. Deeb scuffs Storm, drags her up, and gets that leg again! DRAGON- NO, Storm sits on it! TWO!! Deeb sunset flips, TWO! Both women stand, Deeb gest around and spins Storm again and again and again, and again, and again, to then backslide! TWO! Storm manages to Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Deeb runs up but into a HEADBUTT! Both women fall and the fans fire up! Mariah coaches her mentor, the fans rally up as well, but Deeb goes to a corner. Storm rises, runs in, blocks another boot, but is ready for the kick! She puts Deeb in ropes to DRAPING BACKSTABBER! SNAP DDT!

Storm has the leg, FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Storm isn’t perfect but she keeps after Deeb. Storm CHOKES Deeb, to SKY- ARMBAR TAKEDOWN! Deeb has Storm but Storm clasps hands! Storm rises again but into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Storm deadlifts Deeb to POWERBOMB! Storm then ties Deeb’s legs up for a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Deeb endures as Storm uses a submission now! Deeb fights around, even as Storm sits deep! Deeb still reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Storm lets off in frustration, and the fans rally up. Storm hobbles back after Deeb and brings her up.

Storm reels Deeb in, but Deeb RAMS her into a corner! Deeb backs up, but Storm runs up on Deeb! Deeb SLAPS, SLAPS and SLAPS! Deeb fires off shots from all sides and the fans fire up! Deeb roars, whips, but Storm reverses! Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and dodges again to LARIAT! The fans are torn, Storm is in a corner and Deeb clotheslines! Deeb whips corner to corner, Storm reverses but runs into an UPPERCUT! Deeb goes out, brings Storm through ropes, HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up as Deeb gets Storm up and reels her in. But Storm wrenches, swings, but Deeb ripcords. Storm ducks the elbow but Deeb kicks low!

Storm wrenches out but so does Deeb! TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT!! Mariah is worried, as is Luther, but Deeb paces around Storm. Deeb hears the fans cheering on Toni and that pisses her off! Deeb hauls Storm up, but Storm switches, Deeb switches, repeat! Storm fights the nelson but Deeb shoves to SNAP GERMAN! And then a wrench, hammerlock, and PEPSI TWIST! Cover, TWO!! Deeb is great but not Best in the World. At least, not yet! Deeb rises, the fans rally, and she scuffs Storm. Storm stands, SLAPS Deeb, but Deeb SLAPS back! They SLAP back and forth, again and again! The fans fire up, Deeb UPPERCUTS!

Deeb runs, RAMS Storm, but Storm fights the headlock! Deeb facelocks for a takedown, cover, TWO! Deeb runs, but into a SKY HIGH!! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Storm is beside herself! Deeb goes to the corner, the fans rally, and Storm goes to the other end. Storm runs up, but Deeb rolls her up! High stack, TWO, into the HALF CRAB! Deeb has Storm now and she sits deep! Storm endures as Deeb pulls that legas hard as she can! Storm crawls forwar,d reaches out, but Deeb drags her away! Storm turns over, kicks at Deeb, but Deeb sits Storm up to KICK! Deeb reels Storm in, Storm back drops! Deeb rolls Storm up, ONE, into a HALF CRAB!

Deeb SMASHES the knee over and over! HALF CRAB! Mariah and Luther argue if they should throw in the towel! Mariah tugs on the towel, but Storm gets the ROPEBREAK!! Storm survives and Mariah feels foolish for not believing in her mentor! Deeb goes out after Storm but Storm HEADBUTTS!! Storm sees the towel and assumes Luther was gonna quit for her! She throws the towel away, no quitting now! Storm storms in after Deeb, but Deeb cradles! TWO!! Both women stand, Deeb swings, but into Storm’s GERMAN SUPLEX!!

Deeb tumbles to a corner, Storm takes aim! Time for the close up! But Deeb flips Storm off! So no hip attack, STORM- NO, Deeb trips storm to a jackknife! TWO, and STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Deeb survives and no one can believe it! Storm follows Deeb to the apron, reels her in, but the bad leg won’t let her lift! Deeb slips back in, gets that leg again, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! DRAGON SCREW! DRAGON SCREW!! The fans are actually dueling now as Deeb gets Storm on the apron! Tuck and APRON DEEB-TOX!! Deeb drags Storm in, resets and DEEB-TOX!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Now Storm shocks everyone!!

Deeb goes to a corner, climbs up, but Storm rises again! Storm fires haymakers, then climbs after Deeb! Storm CLUBS away on Deeb, but Deeb fires body shots! Storm SMACKS Deeb off the buckles again and again! Then she reels Deeb in, SUPER STORM ZERO!!! And then another STORM ZERO!!! Cover, STORM WINS!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

Deeb pushed Storm to her limits, but this is why Toni is timeless! Storm dramatically sits down on stage and lets the confetti shower all over her. She hugs Mariah, as well, will they celebrate like there’s no tomorrow?

 

Orange Cassidy VS Trent Beretta!

Freshly Squeezed has been fuming ever since Trent made this about #JustTrent. After going back and forth, it is time to have it out once and for all! Cassidy’s even added “I’m gonna punch Trent” to his tron! Will he make good on that bet? Or will it still be all about #JustTrent?

Um, okay, where is Cassidy? Trent asks if he’s showing up. Wait, Cassidy ditches Jefferson Starship to bring back The Pixies! Cassidy’s got a new denim jacket, new sunglasses, and a black tee version of his usual shirt. One part throwback, one part new, could this be Don Callis’ influence? The bell rings and the two fire off fists already! The fans fire up, both men ROCK the other, but they just come back for more! Trent shoves Cassidy, ducks the Orange Punch, but Cassidy dodges the lariat! They RAM shoulders, ROCK each other, then DECK each other! The fans fire up as both men rise back up.

Trent storms up but Cassidy ROCKS him! Trent ROCKS Cassidy back! They go back and forth, the fans strongly behind Cassidy! They pick up speed, throw harder shots, but then Trent throat chops! The fans boo and the ref reprimands but Trent scowls. Trent stalks Cassidy as he sputters and coughs. Trent CHOPS Cassidy in a corner, then whips corner to corner. Cassidy tumbles up and out, bumps Trent off buckles, then runs him side to side for another! They go back the other way, and then the other! Cassidy brings Trent around again for another buckle bump! The fans fire up as Cassidy climbs, CROSSBODY!

Cassidy keeps going, ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Trent tumbles out but Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up again! Cassidy DIVES and Trent hits barriers! The ring count starts, Cassidy refreshes it at 3 of 10. Cassidy drags Trent up, brings him around, and ROCKS him! The fans chant “F HIM UP, ORANGE, F HIM UP!” Cassidy ROCKS Trent and has him in a corner! Cassidy gets up on the barriers so he can throw down fists! The fans count along all the way to nine, then Cassidy gives a thumbs up before TEN! The fans cheer, Callis says he loves it, and Cassidy refreshes the count again.

Cassidy stalks Trent, brings him up, but Trent CLAWS Cassidy’s eyes! The ref reprimands, the fans boo, but Trent digs at Cassidy’s face! Trent puts Cassidy in the corner, and YANKS him into the crossbar! The fans boo as Cassidy coughs and sputters, but Trent gives a mocking thumbs up. Trent storms in after Cassidy, throws him down, and fans chant “TRENT YOU SUCK!” Trent smirks, and he rains down fists from all sides! The ref reprimands about closed fists, Trent lets off and he shouts, “Who sucks now, huh!?” Cassidy flounders away and Trent goes back to him. Trent waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!

The fans boo but Trent smirks. Trent stalks Cassidy again while fans rally, and Trent gets Cassidy up. Cassidy throws elbows but Trent GERMAN SUPLEXES! Trent snarls, stalks Cassidy and waistocks again. Cassidy throws elbows, but Trent shoves him to a corner. Cassidy BOOTS Trent, goes up, but Trent YANKS Cassidy down into a SAIDO! But Cassidy is back up! Only for Trent to GERMAN SUPLEX again! The fans boo and tell Trent he’s an A-hole. Trent says they don’t know how awful Cassidy really is! Cassidy crawls to a corner, Trent ROCKS him with a forearm! Cassidy shakes his head as he goes to another corner.

Trent ROCKS Cassidy again, but Cassidy shakes his head again. Callis defends Cassidy’s reputation, but Trent ROCKS Cassidy again! Cassidy huffs and puffs, Trent eggs him on then ROCKS him again! Cassidy huffs and puffs more, the fans rally behind him, but Trent fires another forearm! Trent SLAPS Cassidy, tells him he’s nothing, then eggs him on. Cassidy grits his teeth, rises up, and puts hands up! And into the pockets! The fans fire up, Trent is furious! Trent FOREARMS and CHOPS over and over! Cassidy sits back down, but Trent stands him back up. Trent goes corner to corner, but Cassidy dodges!

Cassidy SHOTGUNS Trent down, then kips up! The fans fire up for the basement dropkick! Cassidy slowly rolls back up, storms over, and he “stomps” a mudhole in! But then those stomps get real! The fans fire up as Cassidy goes side to side, to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Cassidy and he goes up the corner! Trent stands, bails out, but Cassidy just adjusts on the corner! APRON- NO, Trent kicks Cassidy outta the air! And then APRON- NO, Cassidy fights the piledriver to lift! But Trent fights that to lift Cassidy again, APRON GOTCH PILEDRIVER!! The ref checks on Cassidy, his neck is a concern after their last 1v1 match.

Speaking of, Trent decides to bring steel steps over! Trent no longer cares about winning or losing, he just wants to hurt Cassidy! But Cassidy YANKS Trent down! Trent hits off steps, and staggers into BEACH BREAK on the floor! Cassidy writhes, his own neck and back hurting from exerting themselves! The ring count starts, both men stagger up at 4 of 10, and Cassidy rolls in at 5. Trent rolls in just after, and they’re in corners. The fans rally up, both men stand again, and Cassidy puts his arms out? Is he really asking for a hug? Trent isn’t gonna fall for a trick like he did to Cassidy, he takes a swing!

Cassidy dodges the lariat to then scoop and MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO! PENALTY KICK! Shoutout to The Wrestler, and Cassidy snarls as he gets Trent back up. But Trent wrenches out to ROCK Cassidy! Cassidy wobbles, Trent brings him in and suplexes, STUN DOG- NO! Trent knows that trick, too, and now he half nelsons! But Cassidy fights it, gets loose, and tilt-o-whirls, but no DDT! Trent suplexes, stops Stun Dog again, HALF ‘N’ HALF! And a LARIAT! Trent gets Cassidy back up, to Alabama Lift, tuck and CRUNCHY!! Cover, TWO!! Trent is furious that Cassidy survives but the fans are fired up!

Trent scowls and goes to a corner. Cassidy rises and Trent mockingly calls for the hug. And just like the night he betrayed Cassidy, he runs in, but Cassidy ROCKS Trent first! BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO!! Trent survives now, but Cassidy throws off the armband! The fans fire up and Cassidy shakes the ropes! Cassidy aims, runs up, but into a CODE BREAKER, into the SNAKE BITE! Cassidy fights before it locks in, kicks off a rope and jackknife bridges! CASSIDY WINS!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

Schiavone asks how he pulled that off, and Callis says Cassidy is greatness personified! The song asks, “Where is my mind?” and Trent is starting to lose his! Cassidy is 2-0 in their 1v1 matches, has he proven it’s #JustTrent who has a problem? Speaking of Trent, as he storms off, Rocky Romero hurries out. He tries to talk with Trent, and Renee Paquette also heads out here. She says with all due respect, after losing to Cassidy again, what is next for him? Trent says he’s not doing this, he’s done. Trent even pushes Rocky aside, and is leaving through the crowd! What is next for Trent now that he’s cut off everyone he used to call his friend?

 

FTW Championship Triple Threat: Chris Jericho w/ “Big Bill” Morrissey VS Hook VS Katsuyori Shibata!

The Ocho became The Learning Tree, but deep down he’s still the same selfish star he’s always been. But now, things might be catching up to him as he has not one but two challengers to deal with. This is the first time there will be an FTW Rules Triple Threat, will Jericho make history by surviving it? Or will the #JerichoVortex tear itself apart?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who wins this one “For The World!”

The bell rings and Jericho waves to the fans despite them booing. Jericho then fires hands on Hook! Shibata goes after Jericho, then CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Shibata CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS again! Shibata CHOPS, then Hook GERMAN SUPLEXES Jericho! Hook ROCKS Shibata, clinches, and T-BONE PLEX! The fans fire up and Hook goes out to fetch something from under the ring. Hook brings out a TABLE! The fans cheer and Hook sets that table up at ringside. Hook makes sure it is stable, then he gets Jericho to the apron. But Jericho fights by holding ropes! Shibata runs up to BOOT Hook and Jericho down!

Jericho and Hook hit the floor, Shibata goes to the apron and he PENALTY KICKS! Shibata then gets Hook, and whips him, only for Hook to reverse! Shibata hits barriers hard! Jericho kicks Hook, and snap suplexes him to the floor! Hook writhes, Jericho waves, but fans boo more. Jericho puts Hook in, and then he brings out a black bag! It was hockey pucks in Canada, what is it here in Vegas? Jericho pours out dice! Six sided dice fill the ring, but Hook clinches! EXPLODER onto the dice! A bad roll for Jericho, because now Shibata gets in to snap suplex Jericho onto the dice! Hook and Shibata CHUCK dice at Jericho!

The fans fire up as Jericho gets peppered by pips, then Hook & Shibata mug Jericho. DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX onto the dice! And that was a hard landing that folds Jericho up! Hook goes after Shibata, NORTHERN LIGHTS on the dice! But Shibata just fires up and clinches Hook! BELLY2BELLY on the dice! The fans fire up while everyone is down! Hook and Shibata go out of the ring to join Jericho, and Hook looks under the ring again. Hook brings out a kendo stick, Shibata brings out two! The fans fire up as they get back in the ring, and Shibata goes one stick with Hook, only for Jericho to get the other!

The fans fire up as the three stand off, Jericho SMACKS Hook! Then he SMACKS Shibata! Neither flinches! Jericho SMACKS again, and SMACKS again! Shibata & Hook SMACK SMACK SMACK away on Jericho! The fans fire up as Jericho falls and bails out, but Shibata goes out after him! Shibata puts Jericho back in, Hook drags him up, and they double whip Jericho to ropes. Jericho ducks the kendo sticks but not on the return! The DOUBLE SMACK takes them down, then Shibata STOs Hook on dice! Hook writhes, Shibata goes out to bring out another table! The fans fire up as Shibata puts this table in the ring.

Shibata stands the table up in a drop zone and he brings Hook over. Shibata reels Hook in but Jericho CLOBBERS Shibata! Jericho stomps Shibata to a corner, then CLUBS Hook! Jericho reels Hook in, but Hook wrenches out to NORTHERN LIGHTS on the dice! Hook then drags Jericho onto the table, goes to the corner and climbs! Shibata CHUCKS dice! Shibata UPPERCUTS Hook, climbs up after him, and works to fireman’s carry! The fans fire up as Hook fights whatever Shibata’s up to! Shibata still lifts Hook, ROLLING DEATH VALLEY onto the table! The fans lose their minds as the legs of the table give out!

All three men are down, the table is probably in better shape than any of them. Shibata crawls to cover Hook, TWO! Jericho gets up and he props the table up in the corner. Jericho whips, Shibata reverses, Jericho goes through the table! And then Shibata HYDRAULIC DROPKICKS him in the wreckage!! The fans fire up, Shibata covers, TWO!! Jericho survives but Shibata drags Jericho around. Shibata stands Jericho up, CLUBS him, then CHOPS! CHOPS! And CHOPS! Shibata kicks, CLUBS, and trips Jericho, to turn him! Jericho fights so Shibata ties the legs up into a DEATHLOCK! The fans fire up but Hook kicks! Shibata blocks! ANKLE LOCK!

Shibata has each man in a submission, but Hook kicks free! Hook DECKS Shibata, which puts pressure on the deathlock! Jericho turns over to get free of the hold, and Hook brings Shibata up. EXPLODER onto dice! Shibata bails out, Jericho hits a CODE BREAKER on Hook! Cover, TWO!! Hook survives, Jericho gears up, JUDAS- NO! REDRUM!! Jericho flails, there are no ropebreaks here! Hook has the body scissors!! Jericho flails, but here comes Big Bill’s BIG ELBOW DROP! The fans boo as the Redwood saves The Learning Tree! Bill rains down fists on Hook, then mocks the fans booing him.

Bill tells everyone to shove it, then he brings Hook out to the apron. Bill CLUBS Hook, gives thumbs up, and he CHOKE- NO, Hook fights the slam! Hook clinches, to EXPLODER through the table!!! The fans are thunderously losing their minds as Hook takes down the human skyscraper! Shibata has Jericho alone now, and CHOPS! CHOPS! And CHOPS! Jericho trips Shibata, turns him over, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Shibata endures, crawls through the dice, but Jericho drags him back! But Shibata rolls through, steps through, and has the FIGURE FOUR!! But Hook returns! REDRUM!! This is like on Dynamite!!

Jericho endures, fades, but someone else gets in the ring!? They STOMP Hook and SMACK Shibata with a trash can! This mystery man puts the can around Shibata, and then SENTONS! This person has a lucha mask, but they take it off to reveal… BRYAN KEITH!! The Bounty Hunter got the short end of the stick on Wednesday and now he’s sticking it to Hook and Shibata! But then speaking of sticks, Hook SMACKS Keith with the kendo stick! And SMACKS him again! And then TOSSES him out! JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover on Shibata, JERICHO WINS!!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (still FTW Champion)

The Bounty Hunter screws over the two men he lost to, all to help the man he wanted after in the first place! Bill applauds while down in the wreckage, will no one ever cut down The Learning Tree? Hook is pissed, Jericho has security get in to stop him! Hook THROWS security around! Jericho runs away, Hook pushes past the cameraman to pursue! Hook isn’t done with Jericho, when and where will they settle this once and for all?

 

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis!

The Maniac has challengers coming after him from both NJWP and AEW, but that’s how he likes it. He’s still got Evil to deal with at NJPW Dominion in a couple weeks, will he be able to focus on The Alpha? Or will Takeshita have a golden ticket to cash in after tonight?

 


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