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Mitchell’s WWE Survivor Series Results & Report! (11/22/20)

THE BEST OF THE BEST!!

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WWE Survivor Series

WWE Survivor Series returns to the classic Raw VS SmackDown!

WWE looks to see who is the #BestoftheBest between Raw and SmackDown! Champions face champions and the 5v5 teams battle to the last ones standing!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kickoff – WWE 24/7 Championship Turkey Trot: R-Truth VS Akira Tozawa w/ ninjas VS Gobbledy Gooker; Gobbledy wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • Kickoff – Dual Brand Battle Royal; The Miz wins.
  • Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown; Team Raw wins.
  • The New Day VS The Street Profits; The Street Profits win.
  • Bobby Lashley w/ The Hurt Business VS Sami Zayn; Lashley wins.
  • Asuka VS Sasha Banks; Banks wins.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Wile E. Ways: Gobbledy Gooker VS Akira Tozawa; Tozawa wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Wile E. Ways II: Akira Tozawa VS Gobbledy Gooker VS R-Truth; Truth wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown; Team Raw wins.
  • Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman; Reigns wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Survivor Series Kickoff Show!

Join Charly Caruso, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, John Bradshaw Layfield and Pete Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting the action as Raw and SmackDown go head-to-head once again!

 

Backstage interview with Paul Heyman.

On Talking Smack, he accused WWE of “false advertising,” saying this isn’t Champion VS Champion for Roman VS McIntyre but Champion VS Title Holder. Kayla wants to give him a chance to retract that statement. Is this her flirting? NO, he is not going to retract the statement. he will double down! Roman is THE Champion, “T H E E,” from Raw to SmackDown to NXT to all of sports entertainment.

To Heyman, McIntyre is a prop. McIntyre is the guy to sub in for promotional material. He is a temporary placeholder in Raw’s history, and a babysitter to that belt. Roman makes the championship. Roman brings the Universal Championship honor, prestige and legacy that no other man can. Tonight, the winner of tonight’s match is the Reigns-ing, Defending, Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman… Reigns… Heyman goes into Roman’s private locker room, but will he be completely proven wrong tonight?

 

Bianca Belair joins the panel.

The EST replaces Rosenberg and JBL says the panel just won. Charly asks what Bianca brings to the table. Bianca says she is so excited to get in there and to again show us why she is The EST. She’s excited to win alongside her friends, Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan, and even with Natalya and even Bayley. But is this just a one night thing? Speaking of Natty, she joins in. And speaking of Bayley, she’s not the captain but neither is Bianca. Bayley is trying to find her relevance again. Well who is the leader, though? Well Natty is, she’s the #BOAT, the Best of All Time. No the first person to qualify should be in charge, and that was Bianca. Natty doesn’t want to be political but there were many reasons why Natty didn’t qualify first.

The experience Natty brings is the most valuable, because she’s had the most matches, the most wins, and the most matches at Survivor Series. She isn’t just the leader, but the BOAT. Oh, but what’s the most famous boat ever? Titanic, for sinking! Okay, thanks, Debbie Downer. The Titanic movie made tons of money! Well the BOAT better not sink tonight. Natty claps at Bianca and Bianca says, “Girl, uh-uh!” The name’s not even cute. Booker says “The Boat” isn’t so bad. Bianca claps back and Charly hopes they keep it civil. Natty claims Team SmackDown is just fine, unlike Team Raw. So long as Bianca behaves. Natty and Bianca head out, will Team SmackDown sink or swim here tonight?

 

Sami Zayn joins the panel.

He likes the mostly star-studded panel. One of these things is not like the other, *cough* Rosenberg. Sami doesn’t ask for much as a man of principle, and he just wants respect. They respect Sami. Booker likes Sami, he’s top 5 for sure. King asks Sami why his title is more prestigious than Lashley’s. Because the Intercontinental Championship represents all the countries, while the US Championship represents just one, and it’s rather depressing to say. Does Sami have something against the USA? Not the point. Sami is about the people, not the countries. The Intercontinental Championship has a work ethic that is respected by those who are in the working class. Booker says they need to cut away but Sami says that’s them cutting him off! Sami will not be disrespected, and he will win that respect when he beats Lashley tonight. But will he really?

 

R-Truth joins the panel!

Charly makes sure he knows this isn’t Raw Talk. Truth knows that. He wants to talk WWE celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “no doubt” Hall of Famer. So Truth took it upon himself to make his own tribute to this phenom. Roll tape! Wait, this is from Survivor Series 1990, but it’s the Gobbledy Gooker! “A superstar of superstars! The phenom!” Hall of Fame written all over that! King wants Truth to understand, this is about the Undertaker. That was the same night, but we’re talking about Taker. The undead, not dead on arrival. Well tell him that yourselves. What? Truth calls in GOBBLEDY! He’s still here?! And he does the dance with Truth. Truth almost dropped the action figure of his childhood hero, John Cena, when he saw this. Not that you could see it. But then Akira Tozawa and his ninjas are here! They spook Truth but Gobbledy rolls Truth up! GOBBLEDY WINS!!

Winner: The Gobbledy Gooker, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

“Gobble, gobble, baby~!” Gobbledy sounds a lot like Drew Gulak. Either way, the giant man turkey STOMPS Tozawa on his way out! Truth shouts, “When I catch you, I’m making you extra crispy!” And the chase is on! Will Truth get his baby back before Thanksgiving?

 

Dual Brand Battle Royal!

Raw’s Elias, Jeff Hardy, Ricochet, Angel Garza, Humberto Carrillo, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison and Mr. Money in the Bank, The Miz. SmackDown’s Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Kalisto, Chad Gable, Shinsuke Nakamura, Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, and both Rey and Dominik Mysterio. But only ONE can represent! Whose brand stands tall at the end?

The bell rings and it’s chaos! Hardy was actually clever to start on the outside for the sake of space. Dominik dodges Miz and Morrison, then clotheslines Morrison out to ELIMINATE him!! Dominik eliminates the Guru of Greatness and stuns the Hollywood A-Lister! Then Dom drags Miz up to dump him to the apron. Miz holds on and fights his way back in. Rey and Kalisto go luchador to luchador, Kalisto handsprings out of the spike-rana! Kalisto runs, handsprings and headscissors! Rey and Kalisto stare down, but the Hurt Business clobbers them both! Alexander drags Kalisto up and Benjamin stomps Rey down. Kalisto ends up on the apron and Alexander enziguris him down to ELIMINATE him! Roode clubs Rey, Garza clubs Murphy, Carrillo CHOPS Garza!

Alexander and Apollo struggle at ropes, Elias is of course after Hardy but so is Gable. Rey gets away and dropkicks Ziggler onto ropes! Roode grabs Rey, brings him up but Rey headscissors him to ropes. Rey dials it up into a SUPERKICK! Ziggler drags Rey up to throw him out and ELIMINATE him! Murphy clubs ZIggler but Roode goes after Murphy. Murphy fights them both off. Garza and Carrillo brawl cousin to cousin, Carrillo knuckle locks, CHOPS and goes up the ropes! Garza trips him up, Carrillo holds on but is blasted off! Garza ELIMINATES Carrillo! Roode and Ziggler are after Miz, and Ziggler even bites Miz’s fingers! Miz holds on for dear life, and meanwhile the Hurt Business work together to toss and ELIMINATE Garza!

Nakamura and Gable fight while the Hurt Business go after The Miz. Apollo and Murphy go muscle for muscle but the Hurt Business goes after them both. Ricochet goes after the Hurt Business with boots and elbows! Alexander tosses Ricochet out but Ricochet hits back. Ricochet shoulders into Benjamin, kicks Murphy away, then dumps Alexander out! They’re both on the apron, they brawl, Alexander ROUNDHOUSES but Ricochet blocks the superkick! HALF ‘N’ HALF, Ricochet ELIMINATES Alexander! But Benjamin KNEES Ricochet to ELIMINATE him! Apollo dumps Benjamin to ELIMINATE him!

Murphy rams Miz, Elias goes after Gable, Murphy throws Ziggler out. Ziggler holds on, brings Murphy out to join him, and both men skin the cat. Murphy ROCKS Ziggler and he flounders, Ziggler hits back. They brawl, Roode swings but misses! Murphy enziguris Roode, trips Ziggler, but Ziggler holds on! Roode BLASTS and ELIMINATES Murphy! Dominik blasts and ELIMINATES Roode! Ziggler is dragging Dom out while Gable ROLLING KICKS Elias down! Hardy and Gable go after Elias while Ziggler eggs Dom on. Dom and Ziggler brawl, Ziggler flounders. Nakamura stomps Miz, Dom DECKS Ziggler! Ziggler holds on and claws Dom’s eyes!

Ziggler gets up, and POSTS Dominik! Ziggler then runs side to side, but Dom dodges! Ziggler posts himself, Dominik dropkicks and ELIMINATES Ziggler! Miz bumps Nakamura, Elias CHOPS Miz, Apollo throws forearms. They pinball Miz between them, then they DOUBLE DECK Miz! Gable RAMS into Dom, Apollo clubs Nakamura and whips him to a corner. Nakamura knees back, puts Apollo up top and gives him a Top Shelf- No! Apollo moves and drags Nakamura up with a suplex! Nakamura fights that off, Elias runs over but into an elbow! Elias anchors Apollo, KINSHASA ELIMINATES Apollo! Hardy dropkicks Elias! And dropkicks Nakamura! Gable and Dom brawl in a corner while Hardy fights off the waistlock from Nakamura.

Hardy blocks a boot, puts Nakamura out but Nakamura roundhouses! Hardy jawbreakers, dropkicks and ELIMINATES Nakamura! Elias puts Hardy up top but Hardy fights back! Elias throws haymakers while Gable stomps Hardy. Elias Electric Chair lifts but Hardy fights out to fireman’s carry. Hardy puts Elias on the apron, he and Elias brawl, spin back kick ELIMINATES Elias! The final four are Hardy, Miz, Dominik and Gable, and Gable is stalking Hardy! Hardy sees him coming, and Gable sees Miz. Dom is up and everyone takes a corner. Raw and Raw, SmackDown and SmackDown, they brawl 2v2!

Miz knees low but Gable KNEES Hardy! Gable clotheslines and ELIMINATES Hardy! Miz gets Dom with the full nelson but Dom rolls out! Miz is on ropes, but he gets up to BOOT Dom! And BOOT Gable! Miz sees the fans giving thumbs down, but he doesn’t care. Miz says he is the Face of USA! And as Dom sits up, Miz gives him an IT Kick! And another! And another! And many, many more! Then powers up to BUZZSAW! Miz drags Dom up and smiles as he aims for ropes, but Dom reverses to throw Miz to the apron! Dom fires off haymakers, stomps away, and Miz stays up. Dom runs, but Miz rolls in just before the baseball slide! Miz goes out but he’s still in the match! Dom whips Gable but Gable reverses to put Dom on the apron!

Gable runs in but Dom shoulders back in. Dom slingshots up and over, builds speed but into a BELLY2BELLY! Gable holds on for another! And then a GERMAN! Dom hits hard, flounders about and Gable hurries after him. Gable hoists Dom up but Dom holds on! Dom throws body shots but Gable throws forearms. Gable whips, Dom goes up and over but Gable puts him on the apron. Dom ROCKS Gable, springboards and arm-drags! Gable ends up on ropes, Dom runs but the 619 is ducked! Gable waistlocks, Dom pushes off to disrupt Chaos Theory! Gable ends up on ropes again, Dom 619! Dom hurries to get Gable up and throw him out to ELIMINATE him! Dom thinks he’s won but he doesn’t know about Miz’s loophole! Miz throws Dom out and WINS!!

Winner: The Miz

The Face of USA finds a way to win for Raw! “Welcome to the big leagues, kid!” Miz wins one for the red brand, but will he be waiting in the shadows during the World VS Universal Champion match?

 

Baron Corbin talks with Kevin Owens backstage.

Real nice of him to finally show up. He could’ve showed up against The New Day. Is Kevin Team Blue or what? The team is a mess because Jey is a mess, Corbin isn’t going to trust Otis, and Seth Rollins just lost. So it’s really up to Corbin and Kevin to carry this team. So if Kevin works with Corbin, the king can get him opportunities, whatever he wants. So Kevin just has to follow Corbin’s lead? Well he’ll think about it. Oh thought about it. NOPE!

Billie Kay gives Corbin another resume. If he wants someone to help with mind games and strategy, call her because she studied psychology. Corbin’s silence is “No” enough for her. But will Team SmackDown work together well at all?

 

The best of the best will battle.

Champions take on champions. Stars take on stars. If you want to be the best of the best, you gotta walk the walk, talk the talk, and go against the best. The Boss and the Empress. The Scottish Stud and the Tribal Chief. Being the best means beating the best, even if that means putting aside egos. Tonight, the survivors will win, but there can only be one that lives forever. When it comes to Best of the Best, we honor THE best over the last THIRTY years! One last time, #ThankYouTaker.

 

Men’s Survivor Series 5v5 Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown!

“Captain” AJ Styles leads the way for his phenomenal team of Braun Strowman, Sheamus, Keith Lee, and (Matt) Riddle! He takes the mic to say he is the “undisputed team captain,” and that he will not apologize for the victory they will have! “Bro…” Riddle makes his entrance, cutting off the rest of Styles’ speech. Then the Limitless One enters with his new theme song, followed by “BRAAAUN!” and the Celtic Warrior. Team SmackDown enters with Jey Uso first, then Kevin Owens, Otis, Seth Rollins, and King Corbin. The tension mounts between the teams, who comes out the strongest in this Survivor Series tradition?

The teams sort out, Strowman says Styles still isn’t captain, but we start with Jey and Styles. Jey and Styles circle, tie up, and Jey powers Styles to a corner. The ref counts, Jey lets off at 4, and Styles comes back. The two circle and tie up again, Jey headlocks but Styles powers up and powers out. Styles hurdles, drops down then dropkicks Jey down! Team Raw likes that as Styles whips Jey corner to corner. Jey stops himself to uppercut back! Jey throws another uppercut and Heyman likes what he sees backstage. Styles counters the superkick with a spin and also ducks the dragon whip kick, which Heyman doesn’t like. Styles waistlocks, Jey slips out and avoids the Pele! Oklahoma Roll, TWO!

Styles reaches up to huricanrana Jey down! Styles runs, but into a pop-up SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Jey drags Styles up, pushes him to the corner and tags in Corbin. Jey feeds Styles to Corbin’s clothesline! Corbin drags Styles up to ROCK him, then put him in a corner. Corbin whips Styles corner to corner, Styles goes out and Corbin gets buckles. Styles shoulders in, slingshots up but Corbin DECKS him! Tag to Otis and Otis runs in, only for Styles to dodge! Tag to Riddle and Riddle leaps on for a headlock. Otis powers up and out then runs him over! “Oh yeah~, bro!” Otis runs but Riddle leaps, into Otis’ arms!

Riddle goes after the arm for the double wristlock, but Otis powers out of that to suplex! Riddle slips around to get a sleeper backpack! Otis throws Riddle off, but Riddle KICKS! Otis just uses that to power up! Riddle KICKS again, Otis jiggles and gyrates! Riddle KICKS and KICKS but Otis blocks! Otis flips Riddle around! Then runs to drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO! Otis drags Riddle up and tags Kevin in. Kevin stomps Riddle’s legs, especially the bare feet! Riddle scramlbes away but Kevin drags him back to drop elbows and knees on the foot! Kevin drops a leg on the leg! Riddle flounders but Kevin grabs the foot for a toehold, literally! Kevin even headbutts the heel! Riddle gets the ropebreak, Kevin throws the foot down.

Kevin drags Riddle over but Riddle hits back. Riddle gets away and tags Sheamus in! Rollins barks at Kevin and says he wants in. Kevin tags Rollins, and Rollins stares Sheamus down. But then Rollins says this is for the greater good. He kneels before Sheamus?! His team doesn’t understand as Rollins shouts at Sheamus, “Do your part!” Sheamus fires up and BROGUES Rollins down!! cover, Sheamus ELIMINATES Rollins! Rollins just gave Raw the edge! Styles tags in but Team SmackDown regroups. Kevin says he should’ve known Rollins would be selfish trash. The team talks things out while Riddle tags back in. Sheamus and Styles argue with that, but SmackDown is arguing, too. Strowman tags in, goes around the way and the Express BLASTS Team SmackDown!

Strowman puts Corbin in, says they need to get on the same page and work as a team! Riddle tags in and KICKS away on Corbin! Corbin blocks to DECK Riddle! Tag to Keith and Corbin tags out to Otis. Keith likes this match up already! Otis and Keith circle, but Otis does a lot more jiggling and shaking. Keith and Otis tie up, go around in a deadlock, each pushing the other back a step. Otis gets Keith in a corner, Keith brings Otis out to headlock, but Otis endures the grind. Otis powers out, Keith rams Otis but Otis stays up! They collide again and again but neither man falls! Otis and Keith circle again as their teams fire up. Keith and Otis go again. Keith sends Otis to a corner but Otis dodges! Otis throws heavy hands, and blocks the Grizzly Magnum! Otis belly bumps and Keith isn’t amused.

Keith swings but into Otis’ arms. Keith powers out of the bearhug to fireman’s carry! But Otis slips off, to LIFT Keith! Keith fights out of that and he DECKS Otis! Tag to Braun, and the Raw behemoths work together to CLOBBER Otis! Strowman stares SmackDown down, headbutts Otis to the corner and fires off! The ref counts, Strowman CLUBS Otis down! Strowman brings Otis up but Otis ROCKS Strowman! Strowman rebounds to SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Tag to Styles and Styles brings Otis up. Otis jawbreakers free! Hot tag to Kevin! Kevin dodges Styles to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Kevin whips, Styles kicks him back, but Kevin LARIATS! Kevin whips and back drops Styles high and hard!

Styles gets to a corner, Kevin tells Raw to “SUCK IT!” Kevin CHOPS Styles, whips him corner to corner but runs into a boot! Styles runs but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Kevin hits Team Raw one member at a time before going back to Styles. Kevin whips styles, pops him up but Styles slips out! Styles boots and goes to the apron but Kevin DECKS him! Kevin runs but has to dodge Keith! STUNNER for Keith! STUNNER for Sheamus! And a STUNNER for Riddle! Styles hits the PHENOMENAL FOREARM! Cover, Styles ELIMINATES Kevin! Raw is up 5-3 but Corbin reels Styles in, END OF DAYS! Cover, but Team Raw breaks it!

Sheamus decks Jey but Corbin throws hands on everyone! Sheamus gets a DEEP SIX! Corbin drags Styles up, reels him in but Styles slips out this time! Styles kicks and PELES! Tag to Riddle and he goes up top! FLOATING BRO! Cover, Riddle ELIMINATES Corbin! Raw is up 5-2 and that’s insane! But Jey goes after Riddle and they brawl! Riddle fires forearms, ROCKS Jey but Jey shoves him. Riddle roundhouses but Jey ducks it. Jey shoves Riddle to a corner, Riddle boots! Sheamus tags in to KNEE Jey down! Cover, TWO!! Jey survives but Sheamus has him on the apron. Sheamus brings Jey up, rips off the shirt and starts beating the Bodhrain! Jey flops down, Sheamus brings him back and he starts bragging and arguing. Jey ROCKS Sheamus with an uppercut, kicks, DRAGON WHIP!

Sheamus flounders and Jey crawls, hot tag to Otis! Otis runs Sheamus over! Otis blasts the corner, picks Styles up to EXPLODER! Otis gets Riddle with a DISCUS! Otis sees Keith coming and gives HIM an EXPLODER?! Sheamus is up top, but leaps into an EXPLODER! “OH YEAH~!” Strowman tags in and now Monster meets Dozer! They circle, run, ram shoulders and then again! Strowman BOOTS Otis down but Otis gets right up!? Strowman runs but misses, Otis scoops him!? For a SLAM! Otis pumps it up and hits the CATERPILLAR ELBOW! Otis goes up the corner now, but Riddle anchors him! Otis shoves Riddle away, Strowman scoops Otis for the MONSTER SLAM!! Cover, Strowman ELIMINATES Otis!!

Jey SUPERKICKS Strowman, SUPERKICKS Sheamus, and SUPERKICKS Keith! Riddle leaps up and over Jey, to FINAL FLASH! SUPERKICK from Jey! SmackDown’s last man FLIES out to bowl Team Raw over!! Heyman is actually impressed as Jey rams Riddle into steel steps! And then SUPERKICKS Sheamus! And SUPERKICKS Keith! The ring count is climbing but Jey gets in at 8. Jey aims at Strowman in the corner and fires himself up! “UCE! OH!” But Jey runs into Strowman’s scoop! Jey slips out to POST Strowman! Styles tags in, Jey dodges to SUPERKICK! Jey heads for the corner, climbs up top, but Jordan drags Styles away! The Usos Splash flops but Jey SUPERKICKS Strowman!

Styles forearms Jey away, springboards again, but into a SUPERKICK! Keith tags in before Styles flops down! Jey goes to a corner again, but Keith catches Jey out of the air!! BIG BANG, SPIRIT BOMB!! Team Raw wins!!

Winners: Team Raw, by pinfall, 5-0

A clean sweep and Heyman is in fear for his life! Styles and the team celebrate, and even Strowman and Sheamus laugh and hug it out! The team poses together, will they go down as one of the best teams in Survivor Series history?

 

The New Day VS The Street Profits!

AWWWW~ ThunderDooome~! Big E is still giving ya bois, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, an introduction despite being on different brands! He and the Raw Tag Team Champions also have their Gears of War armor as they make their entrance! But will this prepare them for the war they’re about to have with the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins? Or will there be a new #BestoftheBest in the WWE Tag Division?

The Profits are backstage with a remix of the funeral dirge. Ford turns up to then say 30 years ago today, one of the greatest legacies ever was born at Survivor Series! It was THE UNDERTAKER! For three decades, the Deadman dug holes and took souls against some of the other greatest names ever! Mankind, the Heartbreak Kid, Diesel and even Triple H! Oh and even Taker’s own brother, Kane. But tonight, on this historic night, the Profits are starting their own legacy against the New Day! For more than half a decade, they were the BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST in the tag team division! TEN tag title reigns, hosts of WrestleMania, and Kofi even won his first world title AT Mania. Hell, they even made a time machine!

But they know that tonight, the Profits aren’t here to play games or get some Booty O’s. The New Day doesn’t need to hand over the torch, the Profits are taking it. The Profits are up, but this is Survivor Series. “WE! WANT! THE SMOKE!!” The Profits make their entrance as fired up as ever, and we finally have our first Raw VS SmackDown champions match!

The teams sort out and Dawkins starts with Woods. They circle and tie up, go around, and then break. Ford is fired up for Dawkins as he and Woods go again. Woods wrenches, tags Kofi but Dawkins gets away fast. Kofi and Dawkins circle now, tie up, and Dawkins wrenches. Tag to Ford but Kofi gets away now. Kofi and Ford circle now, tie up and Kofi waistlocks. Ford wrenches to a wristlock, headlocks, but Kofi endures the grind. Kofi powers up and powers out, Ford runs him over! Ford goes MJ and then runs, but Kofi stays down then hurdles up and up, but into a waistlock! Ford back suplexes, Kofi lands on his feet and dodges but now Ford hurdles, hurdles, only to dropkick into a takedown! Ford boots Kofi out, Kofi hurries back in, but into an ENZIGURI!

Ford puts Kofi in the corner, tag to Dawkins, Profits double whip and double FLAPJACK! Dawkins runs to BIG SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Dawkins keeps on Kofi with an armlock. Kofi fights his way up, Dawkins wrenches to a wristlock, tag to Ford. Dawkins whips, Ford drops and Dawkins runs Kofi over! Back suplex splash but Kofi BOOTS! Kofi dumps Dawkins out, Ford runs in but is sent out! Kofi builds speed and FLIES to take out Ford! Dawkins got clear but Woods crossbodies him down! Woods says the Profits are down! Woods says they are not prepared for the New Day beating! Kofi puts Ford in, wrenches and clubs him to the corner and he fires off hands! Woods tags in, the New Day mug Ford with those body shots! Woods drags Ford up, throws more body shots, then Kofi tags in.

The mugging continues with even more body shots! Kofi drags Ford up, RAMS his shoulder in, and then again! Kofi tags Woods, feeds Ford to a mule kick, then another! Then a kitchen sink knee! Woods pump handles for the GUT BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Ford grits his teeth but Woods throws clubbing crossfaces. Woods digs a knee into Ford’s side for this modified camel clutch! Ford sees Kofi grab the red Solo cup to mock him with it! Kofi KICKS the cup! Ford fights his way up, throws body shots but Woods headlocks. Wood shoves Ford to rolling elbow to the stomach! Woods kicks Ford to the ropes, tags in Kofi, and the New Day stand on Ford’s back like a skateboard! Kofi stomps Ford down, covers, TWO!

Kofi wraps Ford up in a bearhug but Ford endures. Dawkins coaches Ford up, Ford reaches for him as he fights up. Kofi keeps Ford away, kicks the ribs again, then taunts Dawkins. Kofi throws haymakers, kicks, but then Ford dodges! Kofi grabs Ford quick, Ford keeps reaching, but Ford spins to SATELLITE DDT! Both men are down but the fans rally up on their screens. Hot tags to Woods and Dawkins! The Curse of Greatness unloads on Woods, big flying elbow! FLAPJACK for Kofi, EXPLODER for Woods! Kofi runs in to an EXPLODER, too! Dawkins gives Woods a cyclone splash! Dawkins gives Kofi one, too! Dawkins spins Woods to underhook, ANARCHY BUTTERFLY! Cover, TWO!

Dawkins keeps on Woods and tags in Ford. Dawkins whips Ford in but Woods puts Ford out. Woods boots Dawkins, rolls, but the Honor Roll is turned into a pop-up GERMAN! Cover, TWO!! Tag back to Dawkins, they whip Woods to the corner, cyclone splash from Dawkins, and one from Ford! ASSISTED SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Woods survives and Dawkins is shocked! Dawkins drags Woods up, brings him over and tags in Ford. Ford scoops Woods and Dawkins climbs. Woods shoves Ford into Dawkins and Dawkins lands on his greatness. Tag to Kofi and the New Day show them how it’s done! MIDNIGHT HOUR!! Cover, TWO!?! Perhaps that’s the difference of having Big E be part of that move!

Kofi stomps Ford then hits the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! And another! And then a Penalty Kick, for a THIRD Boom Drop! Kofi aims from the corner, claps it up, and waits as Ford stands. Dawkins anchors a foot and Ford shotgun dropkicks! Tag to Dawkins, the Profits coordinate, ANOINTMENT, FROM THE HEAVENS! But the bad ribs keep Ford from making a cover! Cover, TWO!! The New Day knew what they were doing with those attacks on his stomach! Ford has wild eyes as he drags Kofi up. Kofi hits SOS!! Cover, Dawkins breaks it! Woods leaps in to missile dropkick Dawkins down! Kofi grits his teeth as he tags Woods back in.

Kofi aims at Ford, but Ford ducks Trouble to STEAL Trouble in Paradise! But Woods pops Ford up for a GUT BUSTER DROP!! Cover, TWO!!! Ford survives and Woods grits his teeth! Woods grabs Ford, Ford pushes him away, but Woods stalks up behind him. Woods CHOPS Ford to the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up to join him. Ford resists the superplex, throws body shots, and Dawkins tags in as Ford shoves Woods! Woods goes back up, Dawkins gets him for an Electric Chair! BLOCKBUSTER DOOMSDAY!! Cover, the Profits win!!!

Winners: The Street Profits, by pinfall

Is it true?! Have the young Tag Team Triple Crown champions just added another crowning achievement to the resume? The Profits just beat the New Day! Is the proverbial torch now in their hands?! Whatever is to come, there is still respect between these men. Will we see this match again down the line?

 

The SmackDown Women’s Team is arguing.

Bayley has a “Captain” armband but it seems she went and did that on her own. They don’t like that, but they all still agree to putting their hands in. Sorta. Meanwhile, Nia Jax tells Team Raw to NOT tag Lana, no matter what! Will one of these teams be able to hold it together for the sake of the brand?

 

Bobby Lashley w/ The Hurt Business VS Sami Zayn!

The Hurt Business has heard what “the Champion of the People” has said about the differences between the United States Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. Sami likes to think he represents all the people of the world while the Rocky Mountain Machine only represents one nation. But who will best represent their brands as they go head to head?

The bell rings and Sami uses the ropes as defense. The ref has Lashley stay back and Sami says Hurt Business at ringside doesn’t scare him. Sami is wary of Lashley, though, as he stays by ropes. Sami even swipes at Alexander but that doesn’t bother Alexander. Lashley keeps Sami cornered so Sami bails out. Sami dares the Hurt Business to do something. They’re not getting in his head, but Lashley clobbers Sami from behind! Lashley puts Sami in, Sami stomps away! Sami throws haymakers, jabs, and then whips. Lashley runs through Sami’s clothesline to LARIAT Sami down! Lashley bumps Sami off buckles, brings him up and bumps him off buckles again.

Lashley stalks Sami to a corner, throws elbows, then whips Sami corner to corner hard! Sami bounces off buckles and hits the mat! Lashley drags Sami up and TOSSES him across the way! Sami bails out, staggers around and he wants his belt back so he can leave. The Hurt Business refuses to move, so Lashley drags Sami up by his hair! Sami hotshots then clobbers Lashley from behind! Sami has Lashley on the ropes and he chokes Lashley! Sami taunts MVP but MVP says Sami is only making this worse for himself. Sami hops up to leap and elbow Lashley down! Cover, ONE! Sami drags Lashley up, throws haymakers, then goes back to the corner. Sami leaps, into Lashley’s arms for an EXPLODER!

Lashley stalks up behind Sami as Sami flounders to a corner. Lashley RAMS Sami over and over! Lashley runs to RAM even deeper in! Lashley turns Sami and hits a neckbreaker! Sami drags himself to a corner. MVP tells Lashley to make Sami pay for the trash talk. Lashley runs in, but Sami BOOTS him! Sami kicks and facelocks, but Lashley suplexes him first! And holds Sami up for a count of 10 before dropping him! Sami flounders to ropes, Lashley steps closer but Sami says he has vertigo! But it’s to fake Lashley out and roll him up! TWO, and Lashley hits a LIFTING COMPLETE SHOT!

Sami flounders out and the Hurt Business is there to talk trash to Sami. Sami dares them to do more than talk, and he shoves Alexander! Benjamin keeps Alexander back and Lashley CLOBBERS Sami! Lashley RAMS Sami into barriers! The ref has the Hurt Business back away, and Lashley puts Sami in. Sami gets back out but MVP is in his way. Sami flounders up and over the barriers but Lashley drags him back to ringside! Lashley throws Sami into barriers! Lashley hoists Sami up to then fireman’s carry, but Sami slips off to POST him! MVP fans Lashley off but Sami gets in the ring at 7! Lashley is in at 9.5! Sami is beside himself, but he drags Lashley up to throw him out!

Sami goes after a corner crossbar but Benjamin and Alexander stop him. Benjamin tries to fix the bar but the ref has him stay back. Sami runs at Lashley, but into a MILE HIGH SPINE BUSTER! Lashley drags Sami up to whip, but Sami holds ropes to bail out! Sami thinks he has a clear path to the ramp but MVP is there. Sami falls over and says MVP tripped him! The ref is too busy with Lashley to figure out who is telling the truth, but MVP puts Sami in the ring! Sami is furious, but Lashley puts him in the HURT LOCK!! Sami taps, Lashley wins!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission

United States, around the world, it doesn’t matter where you’re from, strength is strength! And Lashley was too strong for Sami to beat one way or another! Will the Hurt Business prove they are the best in WWE today?

 

The Usos talk backstage as Heyman walks over.

Roman follows Heyman out and Jey says his teammates weren’t listening. Roman didn’t ask for excuses. You still lost. Jimmy wants Roman to cut Jey a break. Roman didn’t ask Jimmy to be here. Jimmy says he and Jey should just go. Roman says Jey isn’t going anyway. Jimmy can leave, but Jey will stay. Jey stays, and Roman says Jey lost because he can’t control a team. Jey can’t control a team because they don’t fear him. And they don’t fear Jey because they don’t respect Jey. If they don’t respect Jey, they disrespect Roman. If they don’t respect Roman, they don’t respect the family. And if Jey can’t make them respect the family, then Jey has no place at the table. Roman tells Jey to leave. Go be with Jimmy and get out of the arena. Roman has no time for losers tonight. Heyman closes the door behind them, is Jey truly on the outside looking in?

 

Asuka VS Sasha Banks!

Not only is this the Raw Women’s Champion VS the SmackDown Women’s Champion, this is a battle of Women’s Grand Slam winners! Will the Boss be ready for the Empress? Or is it as it has always been? Is NO ONE ready for Asuka?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Asuka spins through to get a top wristlock. Sasha spins through to arm-drag then armlock. Asuka headscissors and squeezes, but Sasha rolls to get a headlock. Asuka fights up, throws body shots and powers out. Sasha rams Asuka but Asuka stays up. The two fire up, Sasha shoves and Asuka shoves back! Sasha avoids the pop-up to hip toss, cover, ONE! Sasha stays on Asuka with a chinlock, Asuka pries at part of the hold but Sasha stays on the arm. Sasha wrenches, has a top wristlock of her own, but Asuka slips through to go for a fireman’s. Sasha stays up, rolls Asuka through and wants the armbar!

Asuka clasps hands to resist so Sasha changes to a short arm scissor. Asuka endures, Sasha rolls but Asuka rolls her, repeat! They roll and roll, BANK STATEMENT! But Asuka pries the crossface apart already, only for Sasha to ghost pin! TWO, another try, TWO! Sasha clamps right on but Asuka uses the fireman’s carry takedown! Asuka has the chicken wing but Sasha resists the takedown! Sasha scrambles, wrenches the arm and tortures fingers! ELBOW BREAKER! Asuka bumps Sasha off the backstabber but Sasha tilt-o-whirls to BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Asuka rolls away and bails out to catch her breath. Sasha brags this is why she’s the standard in WWE.

Sasha holds the ropes but Asuka goes under. Sasha tries to drop elbows but Asuka keeps rolling. Asuka kicks Sasha back from the mat, then sidesteps Sasha to follow and hip attack! Now Sasha bails out, and Asuka tells her to kiss this! Asuka holds the ropes open for Sasha now as the ring count climbs. Sasha swipes at Asuka but Asuka gets away. Asuka dances around and Sasha gets in at 6. Sasha runs at Asuka, Asuka waistlocks but Sasha bucks her away. Sasha runs but into a roll, into an ANKLE LOCK! Sasha rolls but can’t get away! Asuka brings Sasha up to KICK, KICK, and SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO! Sasha survives but Asuka goes after the arm again.

Sasha endures, fights her way up and Asuka throws elbows. Asuka stomps away on Sasha’s shoulder then grinds on the armlock again. Sasha fights her way up, throws forearms, but Asuka throws them back! Asuka pops Sasha up to the KNEE! Cover, TWO! Asuka smirks as she looms over Sasha. Asuka KICKS, and KICKS and then runs, but Sasha catches the sliding kick to turn Asuka over! Sasha goes after an arm in a deep clutch! Asuka fights up, Sasha shifts to a cobra twist! Asuka continues to fight up, hip tosses Sasha off and then Sasha tilt-o-whirls back into the twist! Sasha changes it to an OCTOPUS! Asuka powers her way to ram Sasha into buckles! Asuka runs back in but Sasha BOOTS!

Sasha runs, Asuka follows but Sasha dodges to rebound and headscissor Asuka out! Asuka sits up, Sasha runs but into a kick! Sasha blocks it! Sasha goes to the apron to join Asuka, and knees, only for Asuka to block! ANKLE LOCK! Then trapped leg, but Sasha elbows free of the waistlock! Asuka BOOTS Sasha down! Sasha gets up, Asuka hip attacks her off! Asuka takes a moment to catch her breath before going after Sasha. Asuka puts Sasha in the ring but Sasha swings to kick Asuka back! The ring count is 6 but Sasha baseball slide dropkicks Asuka down! The count resets as Sasha goes to suplex. Asuka blocks, puts Sasha on barriers but Sasha boots back! Sasha leaps into a CODE BREAKER! Both women are down with the count passing 5! Asuka stirs, Sasha stands, both women are in at 9!!

Asuka hurries after Sasha to cover, TWO! Sasha covers Asuka, TWO! Both women go to opposite ends and Sasha goes to the apron. Asuka gets up, runs over and hip attacks, but misses! Sasha enziguris, then hits a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and flounders to a corner! Sasha can’t believe it, but she gets up and runs, to BOOT WASH! Sasha goes corner to corner to METEORA! Sasha goes up top now, leaps, but she sees Asuka’s knees coming and blocks them! Sasha rolls Asuka back to drop down for the BANK STATEMENT! Asuka endures the crossface, claws and reaches around, and powers up to pry free! Asuka has a chicken wing and Sasha flails!

Sasha gets up, spins around and ends up on the apron. Asuka KICKS and DRAPING CODE BREAKERS! Cover, TWO!?! Asuka can’t believe Sasha survives! Sasha rolls away, Asuka fires herself back up and brings Sasha out to slam her, then roll to an ANKLE LOCK! Sasha rolls, Asuka sits, ONE! Sasha sits on Asuka, TWO! Sunset flip from Sasha, TWO! Asuka has the prawn, TWO! Sasha has the sunset, TWO!! Sasha blocks a kick to KNEE! But then swings into a backslide!! TWO, BUZZSAW! Asuka runs, Sasha throws her down to a cover! SASHA WINS!!

Winner: Sasha Banks, by pinfall

The Boss takes The Empress by surprise and takes the victory! Asuka can’t believe it, but is she really not the best women’s champion in WWE today?

 

WWE Media catches up with Gobbledy Gooker.

The new 24/7 Champion finds a trail of bird seed leading to a big pile. Gobbledy figures he’s won a free meal on top of that title. Gobbledy throws the seed all over, Tozawa pops out of a trunk! Roll up, Tozawa wins!

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

Tozawa celebrates but R-Truth sneaks up and SMASHES a whole bag of bird seed on Tozawa’s head! Cover, Truth wins!!

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

Truth clicks his heels in celebration, and then shouts to Gobbledy, “Happy 30th Anniversary!” Truth runs off into the night, a FORTY-FIVE time champion! Will Truth have this title all the way to the holidays?

 

Women’s Survivor Series 5v5 Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown!

The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions “lead” the Sassy Southern Bell, the Venus Flytrap and the Ravishing Russian against “Captain” Bayley, the #BOAT Natalya, the EST Bianca Belair, and both members of the Riott Squad. But given how Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler treated their original teammates, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke, will Raw fall apart like a house of cards?

The teams sort out and Bayley starts against Lacey. Lacey mocks Bayley not having a title anymore, but Bayley says Lacey has never even had one so whatever. They tie up, Bayley fires off body shots but Lacey puts her in a corner to stomp away. Lacey wipes off with her handkerchief then throws it at Bayley. Bayley kicks back then bumps Lacey off buckles. Tag to Natty and Natty stomps Lacey. Natty hits a headlock takeover but Lacey headscissors. Natty pops out but Lacey kips up. Natty whips, Lacey reverses to send her to an open corner. Lacey runs in but Natty dodges to then bring Lacey up, rebound and sit her down! Natty walks all over Natty, comes back and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO!

Lacey tags in Peyton but Natty rolls her up! TWO, Natty drags Peyton over to tag in Bianca. Bianca and Natty double suplex and hold Peyton up to do double squats! They drop Peyton down, Bianca kips up and runs to handspring and splash! Cover, TWO! Tag to Liv Morgan, who blocks a kick, ducks a kick by going Matrix, then rolls Peyton up! TWO, Liv scoops but Peyton slips off. Peyton swings, Liv dodges, double clotheslines take them both down! Liv and Peyton crawl, tag to Ruby Riott! Peyton drop toeholds Ruby and tags in Shayna! Ruby gets a waistlock but Shayna sweeps the legs. Ruby fake Shayna out to kick low and run, but into a a swinging BACKBREAKER!

Shayna KICKS Ruby, and again! And again, almost taking Ruby’s head off! Ruby ducks the next one to roll Shayna up, TWO! Shayna swings, Ruby dodges but runs into a tilt-o-whirl, to turn that into a cording hold and furious forearms! Nia tags in and Ruby is wary. Ruby backs up, Bayley tags in, and the entire team mugs Nia! Nia pushes Bayley and Liv away, scoops Liv up but Liv slips to a sleeper! Nia throws her off, and LANA tags herself in!! Liv dodges Lana, kicks low but Lana trips Liv! Jackknife, Liv bridges out and spins Lana, but Lana slips out of the backslide to ROUNDHOUSE! Natty tags in before Lana can follow up.

Natty and Lana have beef from the last time they were both on Raw, and they tie up! Natty headlocks, Lana powers out but Natty runs her over! Natty runs, Lana stays down but then hurdles and comes back. Natty blocks the hip toss but so does Lana! Dragon’s lair, TWO! Ghost pin, ONE! Lana kicks low, pushes Natty to a corner and fires off knees! Lana snapmares Natty and KICKS her! Lana runs, and BOOTS Natty down! Cover, TWO! Lana drags Natty back up, brings her over, and holds a hand out. Lacey doesn’t want to tag Lana but Nia tags in. Nia and Shayna tell Lana to stay on the steps and not even be available to tag. Lana is doing her best not to cry from being bullied by her entire team.

Peyton tags in now and she circles with Bayley. Bayley points out how Raw sucks and SmackDown rules just on how united they are. Peyton seems to mock their cheering, then she ties up with Bayley. Bayley knees low and fires off clubbing forearms! Peyton pushes Bayley away but Bayley bumps her off buckles. Bayley stomps a mudhole into Peyton but lets off as the ref counts. The team seems to let Bayley say she’s captain and she snap suplexes Peyton down. Cover, TWO, but Bayley pushes Peyton around. Bayley brings Peyton up but Peyton ENZIGURIS! Peyton throws Bayley to the apron, and gets her in a Motorcycle Stretch in the ropes! Peyton lets off at 4, but Bayley picks Peyton up to put in a corner!

Tag to Bianca, Bianca trophy lifts Peyton and carries her around, before hitting snake eyes! Tag to Bayley, she goes up top, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Lacey breaks it! Natty DISCUS LARIATS Lacey! Shayna BOOTS Natty, Bianca SPINE BUSTERS Shayna! Nia runs Bianca and shoves her out of the ring, but Ruby enziguris! Nia whips Ruby away, Liv leaps! Nia pops Liv up but Ruby saves Liv. Nia shoves the squad down, but Bayley chop blocks Nia then KNEES her out! Eveyrone else is outside except for Bayley and Lana. Bayley laughs at Lana as she says, “Watch this!” Bayley climbs up but Peyton HEEL KICKS her first! The teams are scrapping, Peyton drags Bayley up top! SUPERPLEX onto the cluster!! The only one left standing is Lana because she wasn’t anywhere close!

Peyton flounders up, drags Bayley up and into the ring at 7, and then reels Bayley in for DEJA VU!! Cover, Peyton ELIMINATES Bayley! SmackDown is without its captain! Lana cheers her team on, Natty swings on Peyton but Peyton rolls her up! TWO, Peyton knees Natty! Peyton whips Natty but Natty reverses, only for Peyton to reverse! Peyton elbows, kicks and kicks, then HEEL KICKS! Cover, TWO!! Natty survives, Peyton grits her teeth and pushes Natty to a corner. Natty dodges, puts Peyton in the atomic sit down! But Peyton rolls Natty out of the dropkick to a HALF CRAB! Natty endures, crawls, and Bianca reaches for her! The team gets the ropebreak!

Peyton kicks at Bianca but Natty CLUBS Peyton! Natty gets Peyton’s legs for a modified deathlock! And then the arms, Surfboard roll, STOMP! SHARPSHOOTER! Peyton taps, Natty ELIMINATES her! SmackDown and Raw are even now at 4-4! But Lacey gets in to kick and bump Natty then stomp away! Lacey whips, Natty reverses but Lacey LARIATS! Lacey puts Natty in a drop zone, goes up, SASSIEST MOONSAULT- FLOPS!! Natty has the legs again, Lacey flails and Shayna runs in! Natty gets Shayna now, but the WOMAN’S RIGHT gets Natty!! Cover, Lacey ELIMINATES Natty! Raw leads 4-3, no captain or boat for SmackDown!

Bianca throws Lacey down, dodges a sweep but Lacey kicks and clotheslines! Lacey blasts the Squad but Bianca rolls her up! TWO, Bianca dodges the right to chicken wing, for a GlamEST Slam! Bianca goes up top now, but Shayna distracts! Lacey trips Bianca up, she and Bianca brawl, and Lacey bounces Bianca off the post! Lacey brings Bianca up, for a SASSY SPANISH FLY!! Cover, the Squad breaks it!! Lacey crawls to her corner but so does Bianca. HOt tags to Nia and Ruby! Ruby throws forearms but Nia just shoves her away. Tag to Liv, she dodges but can’t roll Nia up! Nia throws Liv to the corner, Ruby tags back in! Ruby’s crossbody gets SWATTED, Liv tags in! Nia doesn’t get this, but Liv headlocks.

Ruby tags in, Liv chop blocks and Ruby KNEES! Liv runs, shotgun dropkick! Ruby headlocks, Liv tags back in, and the Squad mugs Nia! Tag back to Ruby, the Squad whips Ruby in but Ruby’s put on the apron. Liv body blocks, Ruby tags back in, wrench and LIV BREAKER to RIOTT KICK! Tag to Shayna, Ruby gets around her but Shayna powers out to power Ruby to the open corner! Shayna fires off, and KNEES Ruby down! Liv talks trash, Shayna sliding KICKS Ruby! Cover, TWO! Shayna gets the arm and lets her hair down! Ruby avoids being crushed, Shayna BOOTS Liv! Ruby rolls Shayna, TWO!!

Ruby elbows Shayna away, kicks her then hops up! Ruby leaps, but into the KIRAFUDA! Liv reaches but that’s too far away! Nia yanks Liv down, but Ruby rolls to a cover! She would’ve eliminated Shayna by now!! The ref finally sees it, TWO! Ruby is OUT from the submission, Shayna covers her, Shayna ELIMINATES Ruby! Raw leads 4-2 and Shayna smirks. Liv gets in with a lot of fire but Lacey tags in. Lacey runs into a drop toehold Liv dribbles Lacey’s head off the mat! Liv shrieks before she ENZIGURIS! Liv runs at Lacey in a corner, back body block! And then a step-up STOMP! Bianca is back and fired up for Liv as she stomps away on Lacey!

Liv goes up, leaps, missile dropkick! Lacey gets up, Liv hops on, CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, Liv ELIMINATES Lacey! Lana wants to step up but Nia and Shayna tell her NO! So now we’re 3-2, but the tag champs get face to face with Liv and Bianca. Bianca and Shayna back off, and Liv shouts at Nia, “BRING IT, BITCH!” Liv fires off forearms, Nia shove her so Liv DECKS Shayna! Nia scoops, Liv slips out and kicks a leg! Liv runs, to spin around and DDT! Nia wobbles, Liv keeps moving to enziguri! Nia still stays up, Liv jumps up but the breaker is blocked! SAMOAN DROP!! Cover while Shayna trips up Bianca, Nia ELIMINATES Liv! Bianca sees she is now the loneliEST woman in this match.

Shayna and Nia surround Bianca, and Bianca slowly stands up. Bianca DECKS Shayna, hurdles over Nia and RAMS into her! Bianca rams Nia again and again, whips but Nia reverses. Bianca goes up and over, handsprings and leaps, and Nia can’t keep up! Bianca dropkicks, kips up and throws forearm after forearm! Bianca runs, splashes but onto knees! Nia scoops Bianca, and SLAMS her down! Nia runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO!?! Bianca survives and Nia is shocked! Nia drags Bianca up by her ponytail and brings her to the corner. Nia goes up the ropes, Bianca gets up and dropkicks her down! Shayna tags in, but Bianca gets her in the GlamEST-

No! Shayna victory rolls, drags Bianca back but Bianca remembers their days together in NXT! Bianca gets out of the Kirafuda to back suplex! Bianca handsprings but into another KIRAFUDA!! Bianca flails, reaches, powers up and lifts Shayna as a backpack! Shayna holds on as tight as she can but Bianca powers her way to a ROPEBREAK! Shayna won’t let go because she says Bianca is out, but she goes to 5! Shayna is DISQUALIFIED and ELIMINATED!! Bianca is in this match but she looks out cold, just as Shayna says!

Nia clears off the table and drags Bianca over! Bianca revives in time to RAM Nia into steps! The count is at 5, Nia throws Bianca into barriers but Bianca is back up! Bianca dumps Nia out at 9, but they’re BOTH counted out!! They’re BOTH eliminated!!

Winners: Team Raw, by count-out; 5-4

Lana is the SOLE SURVIVOR?! The Ravishing Russian lucks out by being told NOT to get in the match! Well, this match will certainly go down in history for Survivor Series one way or another! Will Lana use this “win” to finally be respected?

 

Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman!

The Scottish Stud made sure to change The Tribal Chief’s plans for this night when he went after Randy Orton one more time for the WWE World Championship. But even after beating The Viper in No Holds Barred, the Universal Champion’s opinion about McIntyre did not change. Roman is the top of the mountain, the head of the table, and THE champion in the WWE, as far as he is concerned. But will McIntyre completely upend everything by proving he is the right guy in the right place at the wrong time for Roman?

The top two champions stare down and raise their belts at each other. Roman nods, seeing McIntyre is not backing down and perhaps respecting that on some level. The belts are put aside, McIntyre takes off his entrance attire, and the bell rings on this battle of alphas!

McIntyre circles with Roman and fans clap on their screens already. They tie up, McIntyre powers Roman back but Roman powers up to push McIntyre back. They break up, McIntyre smirks but Roman shakes his head. Roman and McIntyre circle, tie up again, and Roman waistlocks. McIntyre switches, Roman gets to ropes, and McIntyre lets off clean. McIntyre smirks again as he and Roman circle. Roman grins as McIntyre tries to throw him off with a drop step. They tie up, are in another deadlock, and Roman headlocks. McIntyre powers up but Roman hits the takeover. McIntyre bridges to keep his shoulders up, then rolls up to his feet. Roman holds on tight, McIntyre breaks through to get a headlock of his own. McIntyre hits the headlock takeover and grinds tight.

Roman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, and powers his way up. Roman powers out, McIntyre runs Roman over, and then stares him down. Things speed up, Roman waistlocks but McIntyre switches fast, only for Roman to elbow out. Roman runs, McIntyre follows and runs Roman over again! Roman gets out of the ring to steady himself and the ref has McIntyre stay in the ring. McIntyre waits patiently while Roman takes his time. The ring count climbs past 5 but Roman still takes his time returning. Roman goes in at 8, circles with McIntyre again, and then he kicks low! Roman throws a haymaker, then an uppercut! McIntyre ends up in a corner, Roman brings him to another corner for a buckle bump!

Roman throws haymakers and stomps, the ref counts but Roman intimidates him. McIntyre throws haymakers, bumps Roman off buckles, and fires off in the corner! McIntyre CHOPS and Roman felt it! Roman headbutts and uppercuts back! Roman throws fast hands and the ref counts again. The ref pulls Roman away but Roman glares at him. McIntyre grits his teeth and grabs Roman by his beard to put him in the corner! McIntyre fires off now, lets off at the ref’s count and whips Roman corner to corner! Roman puts McIntyre on the apron and hotshots him! And uppercuts him! Roman bumps Roman off the post! McIntyre tumbles down and clutches an arm.

Roman seethes as the ring count climbs. Roman goes out, takes his time fetching McIntyre, and bumps him off the apron. The ring count is 5 but Roman refreshes it. Roman whips McIntyre into steel steps! McIntyre is down in a heap and the ring count climbs again. Roman puts McIntyre in at 7, covers, TWO! Roman grabs McIntyre by his hair and drags him into a chinlock. McIntyre fights as fans rally up, and McIntyre gets to his feet. Roman cravats to throw knees over and over then he snap suplexes McIntyre down! Cover, TWO! Roman grows annoyed with McIntyre but he stalks up behind to rain down rights! Heyman is starting to feel uneasy watching this ground ‘n’ pound of elbows! Cover, TWO!

Roman drags McIntyre back into a chinlock and McIntyre endures. Fans rally on their screens as McIntyre fights up, only for Roman to throw him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Roman gets in the ref’s face. Roman goes back but McIntyre throws haymakers! McIntyre whips, Roman returns with the LEAPING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Roman is growing more annoyed but he drags McIntyre up into a chinbar half nelson. McIntyre endures as Roman cranks on his neck and still healing jaw. McIntyre fights up, breaks free and throws haymakers! Roman gives them back, and the two brawl back and forth!

Roman kicks low, McIntyre goes to a corner and Roman whips him corner to corner. McIntyre comes back to CLOBBER Roman! McIntyre rallies, whips and OVERHEAD SUPLEXES! Roman gets up, McIntyre baits him in and hits a neckbreaker! Then McIntyre kips up! McIntyre aims from the corner and watches Roman rise! McIntyre drags Roman up the rest of the way, underhooks, but no Future Shock as Roman spins out! Roman fireman’s carries but McIntyre slips off. Roman pushes McIntyre to a corner, McIntyre elbows back and runs, into a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but Heyman does not look worried for his Tribal Chief.

Roman sits up and shakes his head, refusing to acknowledge McIntyre. Roman stands but McIntyre follows. Roman talks to himself in the corner while McIntyre stumbles in the other. Roman locks and loads, runs but misses! McIntyre SPINE BUSTERS! Jackknife cover, TWO! McIntyre and Roman are down again but McIntyre sits up first. Roman gets to the apron, McIntyre follows him out to throw him into barriers! And into the post! McIntyre keeps going, and he whips Roman into the steel steps now! McIntyre drags Roman up, the ring count is 6 but McIntyre puts Roman in. Roman kicks the ropes to jam McIntyre low! Roman DECKS McIntyre with an uppercut!

Roman mutters something about “this is why I am the MAN around here!” McIntyre gets up slowly but Roman says this is the “fourth quarter,” when you put in the work and prove yourself. Roman stands McIntyre up to get a GLASGOW KISS! Roman boots, McIntyre boots, Roman runs, but the superman punch misses, FUTURE SHOCK! Cover, TWO!?! McIntyre can’t believe how close and yet how far he was from defeating Roman! Heyman is now a bit worried for Roman as McIntyre stands. Roman is still down as McIntyre goes to the corner. McIntyre wants Roman to stand, and Roman does, to SUPERMAN PUNCH!

McIntyre is punch drunk, Roman reels him in for the GUILLOTINE! But McIntyre rams Roman into buckles and SUPLEXES him away! McIntyre aims again, runs, but into a BOOT! Roman POSTS McIntyre, and McIntyre flops down to the mat. Roman mutters to himself again, but he has to catch his breath as he goes to a corner. McIntyre slowly stands, Roman runs, but the Spear is countered! TO A KIMURA!! McIntyre is using a Brock Lesnar move!! Roman endures, McIntyre cranks harder on the arm, but Roman reaches to get the ropebreak! McIntyre lets go at 4, and the damage has been done! Heyman is stressing out as McIntyre rests on the apron. Roman bails out the other side and McIntyre comes around the way, only for Roman to SAMOAN DROP him onto the announce desk!

The desk doesn’t give way, so Roman drags McIntyre off just to SAMOAN DROP him again! Now the table falls apart and both men are down in the wreckage! Roman gets into the ring at 8, but he just goes right back out! The ref wants this to be in the ring, but Roman sees McIntyre is moving! McIntyre rises from the wreck and Roman just glares at him. Roman SPEARS McIntyre through barriers!! Roman puts McIntyre in, covers, TWO!?!? McIntyre survives and no one can believe it! Roman tries to put it together and think how he can end this, but McIntyre is still stirring. Fans clap and cheer because “This is Awesome!”

Roman watches McIntyre rise, he runs back in, but into a kick! McIntyre runs, into a SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!??! And again, no one can believe this! Roman seethes while McIntyre sputters. Roman says this isn’t the McIntyre he’s beaten before. The Tribal Chief says we’ve seen this before, though, as he gets back to a corner. “OOOAH~!” McIntyre is up and he CLAYMORES Roman, but into the ref!! Everyone is down, and here comes JEY! Jey is on the apron but McIntyre DECKS him! McIntyre won’t let Jey help his cousin, and McIntyre looms over Roman. McIntyre drags Roman up but Roman LOW BLOWS!

Jey SUPERKICKS! Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES! And then the GUILLOTINE!! McIntyre stays on his feet but he is fading! Another ref is hurrying to the ring, just as McIntyre gets a second wind! But that is quickly taken from him, too! Roman wins!!

Winner: Roman Reigns, by submission

The Universal Champion won, but given what it took to win, there is no way the World Champion is just a secondary champion or a “babysitter for a belt!” Of course, Roman notices Jey on the ramp. Jey is celebrating for his family, but how does Roman feel about this? Roman stares Jey in the eye, and Jey is prepared for whatever Roman is going to do or say. Roman brings Jey in for a hug, proud of what his own did for him. Is the family going to rule over all of the WWE at this rate?

 

Mike Rome presides over the Undertaker’s Final Farewell!

“Please welcome those who are here to pay homage to the Phenom!” First, it’s Shane McMahon! Then, the Big Show, JBL, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The Godfather, the Godwins, Savio Vega, Rikishi, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Triple H, and of course, KANE! A video package plays to recap Taker’s amazing 30 years, from his debut on November 22nd, 1990, to all of his WrestleMania victories, to even Kane’s debut. Casket Matches, Buried Alive, Inferno, his Ministry of Darkness, Brothers of Destruction, and everything in between. The epitome of WrestleMania, the constant refreshing of himself and the longevity that came with it, we are all fortunate for having seen such a true phenom with our own eyes. There will never be another, #ThankYouTaker!

And last but not least, the chairman of WWE, Vince McMahon, is here! “Thirty years. Thirty long, arduous years.” For those three decades, one man, not withstanding hardships and injuries, struck terror into the hearts of his opponents, and entertained the world, from WWF to WWE. “Tonight marks the end of an ear.” The most storied career that will never be duplicated. Tonight, we all say good-bye. They say nothing lasts forever, but that’s not true. Taker’s legacy will live on. So now, the Dead Man of the hour, it is THE UNDERTAKER!! One last time, the fires burn and the lightning strikes. The tesla coils play Undertaker’s theme! And the bell tolls! From the swirling fog and eerie light emerges the familiar silhouette.

One last time, Taker walks up the steps, but for the first time ever, the steps RAISE Taker up! But one last time, Taker enters through the ropes and stands in the center of the ring. After taking a moment to let this moment soak in, Taker has the mic to speak. “For 30 long years, I’ve made that slow walk to this ring, and have laid people to rest time and time again. And now, my time has come. My time has come to let the Undertaker rest… in… peace…!” With a deep, solemn breath, Taker strikes his iconic pose one last time! The spirit of Paul Bearer is here, “Oooh yeees~!” Taker rolls his eyes back into his head one last time, before bowing his head in the dark spotlight. The bell gongs ten times before Taker rises and the other lights come up.

Taker’s music plays and he gives one last throat slash for the thunderstorm! Taker then makes the long walk back up the ramp one last time, and once on stage, he gives one final glance back, before he gives one last raise of his fist to the sky. #ThankYouTaker, for everything.


My Thoughts:

A great event for Survivor Series, even though it went back down to just Raw VS SmackDown. I believe the final tally is 4-3 in favor of Raw. Miz wins the Dual Brand Battle Royal for Raw that didn’t have Cesaro or Big E in it for SmackDown, so clearly Miz is right in saying he is the Face of USA Network and they made WWE give him that win. I think it would’ve made more sense if he lost, since he didn’t even tease a cash-in tonight when he easily could have. Team Raw wins both 5v5 matches, but in very different ways. I did not expect a sweep in the men’s match, but the match was pretty great. Rollins “sacrificing” himself was a surprise, but this has to be how they write him off. I wonder if there are plans on Raw for the team finally uniting and winning this big turning into a bigger story on the way to the Royal Rumble.

On the women’s side, I think we all felt Lana was somehow going to win this for Raw. I don’t think any of us saw it happening because she wasn’t even allowed to participate at a certain point. I almost thought she was going to get eliminated immediately, but that would’ve made it seem like she really was being punished for Miro/Rusev joining AEW. Lana can now hold this over Nia’s head, but I don’t know if it’ll ever really turn in her favor. Can she finally get someone on her side and they’ll be a team and they’ll take the tag titles somehow? Still probably not happening.

Asuka VS Sasha was an incredible match, and with it being very hard to call it, I suppose a quick pin victory like that was for the best. Sasha comes away with a win that she probably needed given Carmella kept jumping her the last few weeks, and she can at least throw that in Carmella’s face for a minute. Asuka on the other hand is in need of challengers anyway, so having her look “vulnerable” will certainly get someone to step up so that she can crush them. The tag team match was also incredible, and I was even more surprised Profits won. That is awesome for Ford and Dawkins, who have already climbed up in the ranks since they are only the second team in WWE history to be Triple Crown winners, and the only ones WWE will talk about since The Revival is FTR and they left.

Truth bringing in Gobbledy Gooker was hilarious, and I love that now Gobbledy is in the 24/7 Championship history. However, I wish they tried to get SmackDown superstars involved, even with quite a few of them already in the battle royal. Even if they wouldn’t keep it by the end of the night, let them be involved! Then with the US VS Intercontinental Champion, I like that the Hurt Business was ringside to counter any and all of Sami’s attempts to cheat Lashley, such as the plan with the crossbar and buckle. And with Sami’s schemes neutralized, of course Lashley wins as this machine of a man.

McIntyre VS Roman was an incredible match and main event. Not nearly as overbooked as I was expecting, but maybe that was for the better. Roman winning because of the cheating and the assist is great stuff for both him and McIntyre. McIntyre isn’t weakened necessarily, but he is in a similar boat to Asuka. He needs challengers to step up, and they might be emboldened to do so because he lost this match. As for Roman, it shows the growing Heel qualities he and Jey have now as he wasn’t upset at all about what Jey did. That combined with how Roman was upset the men’s team “disrespected” Jey and the family, I sense someone on tonight’s team, such as Kevin Owens, will be singled out for the Universal Championship story on the way to Royal Rumble.

And of course, what is there to say about the #FinalFarewell for Taker? The moment itself was definitely phenomenal, but I do question having the legends come out, then just disappear for Vince’s part. Did they edit together Vince saying that? It’d make sense, though, COVID concerns and how he’s very old now. But still, all great stuff in honor of a great man who will go down as perhaps the actual best of the best in WWE history.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Battle of the Belts Results & Report! (4/13/24)

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

Battle of the Belts returns, and to settle the score from Dynamite’s Six Man Tag, Hook puts up his FTW Championship against Shane Taylor!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero; Strong wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet; Athena wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

Bryan Danielson is still down on the ramp after Konosuke Takeshita’s Brainbuster and the medics check him. The battle with Will Ospreay at Dynasty is still in the books, but what condition will Bryan be in?

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

Lexi Nari is with the FTW Champion and The Wrestler, and notes we saw Hook make the save for Shibata during Collision against Shane Taylor Promotions. At the same time, Hook is about to face Shane Taylor himself with the FTW title on the line. Knowing what Shane’s capable of, what is Hook’s strategy going into that match? Shibata uses his voice-to-text translator say, “Pardon the interruption… Hook, I’ll have your back tonight.” Hook appreciates that, but even knowing what Shane’s capable of, Hook’s got his own way of handling this. Shibata says bet, and Hook gives him the fist bump.

FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knows he’s up against a bad, bad man, but this is FTW Rules! Everyone who fights for this title is a bad, bad man, so will Hook prove he’s the baddest? Or will Shane #SendHook back to New York without his gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the biggest badass in AEW!

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. Shane swings, Hook dodges to fire off fast hands and forearms! The fans fire up behind Hook but Shane shoves him away. Hook ducks the haymaker, waistlocks, but Shane fights with elbows. Shane swings again, but Hook gets under! Shane CLUBS the Camino down, then whips. Hook holds ropes, then DUMPS Shane out! Shane tumbles to the floor, Hook pursues, and Hook SMACKS Shane off railing! Hook SMACKS Shane off steel steps, then has Shane sit in a corner. Hook rains down fists, then lets off to revel in the cheers. Hook throws knees again and again, then CLUBS Shane again.

Shane staggers along railing, but Hook puts him in the ring. The fans cheer again, Hook storms in, but Shane JABS! JABS! And BODY SHOTS! Hook falls, sputters, and the ref has Shane stay back to check. That could’ve been a liver shot but Shane hauls Hook up. Shane CHOPS Hook in the career, and Hook sputters as he goes along ropes. Shane taunts Hook, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS again! Hook staggers to another corner, Shane taunts him, “I thought you were the man!” Shane BODY BLOWS again and Hook coughs. Hook fires hands in return, backs Shane down, then reels Shane in! Shane’s too big for the suplex, though!

Shane shoves Hook, and BODY BLOWS! Hook falls to the mat, but Shane drags him back up. Shane HEADBUTTS Hook, Hook is dazed, and Shane says he thought Hook was a killer. Shane says to bow down to the killer that’s badder! Shane CHOPS Hook, suplexes him, and hangs him out to dry! Hook sputters and falls, Shane soaks up heat, and Battle of the Belts goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Hook up, TOSSES him out, then goes out to bring Hook up. Shane whips Hook hard into steel steps! Hook writhes, Shane storms around, then Shane drags Hook up. Shane makes Hook take a seat in a corner, then runs up to KNEE Hook against railing! Hook falls over, but he’s somehow still conscious! Shane drags Hook up and hangs him out to dry on the railing! Hook sputters and falls to the floor, and Shane talks more trash. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the ring, and BOTB returns to single picture. Shane has Hook on the apron, for the APRON LEG DROP! Hook sputters more while Shane seethes.

Shane storms in, talks trash on the fans, then soaks up the heat. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the corner, and BODY SHOTS! BODY SHOT! HAYMAKER! Hook slumps down in the corner but the fans rally up. Shane waits on Hook, Hook says he’s still in this! Shane stands Hook up to BODY SHOT, BODY SHOT and BODY SHOT! Then Shane ROCKS Hook again, again, and AGAIN! Hook flops back down while Shane storms around. The ref checks with Hook, Shane says to call it already! Hook says no, he’s still in this! Shane drags Hook up, tells Hook to quit or he gets send home in a body bag!

The fans boo as Shane whips corner to corner, hard! Hook sputters, Shane runs in, but Hook dodges! Shane hits buckles, Hook hurries to waistlock! Shane fights the grip, then ROCKS Hook! Hook ROCKS Shane back! And ROCKS him again and again! The fans fire up as Hook fires more shots! Hook runs to LARAIT! Shane stays up, Hook LARIATS again! Hook runs, ducks the haymaker, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Shane staggers up in a daze, and Hook clinches to EXPLODER!! Hook covers, TWO!! Shane is still tougher than that and Hook is beside himself! Hook runs up in the corner, but into an URENAGE!

Shane drags Hook into the drop zone, goes up the corner, and he SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO?!? Hook survives and shocks Shane! Shane storms around, the fans rally up, and Shane drags Hook up. Shane slaps Hook around, then winds up, but Hook dodges! And dodges! REDRUM!! Shane is caught, he flails around, but then he fights up! Shane RAMS Hook into buckles, but Hook still holds on! Shane RAMS Hook in again, but Hook still has his hooks in! BACKPACK SENTON!! Shane is free, but then Hook springs up, REDRUM!! He even traps the arms!! Shane flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Shane’s OUT, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil does it again! He takes damage and finds a way to win! But now, will he have that face to face meeting with Chris Jericho this Wednesday Night Dynamite?

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi is with Azucar as he is just moments away from his Title Eliminator match for the International Championship. However, Lexi wants to know if he knows what’s going on with Best Friends. Rocky says Chuck, Trent and Orange Cassidy are like brothers to him, and yet he has no idea what’s going on there. But right now, he can’t really worry about that, he has to focus on the match with Roderick Strong. When Rocky wins, he’ll be one step closer to fulfilling his destiny of becoming International Champion. Kyle O’Reilly pops in, wishes Rocky luck, and then heads back out. Will Azucar be able to get one over on the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will he just end up broken?

 

AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero!

While Azucar is confident, it was just last night on Rampage that Roddy took offense to him and Kyle O’Reilly even thinking there was a chance this match doesn’t go The Undisputed Kingdom’s way. Will Roddy prove them all wrong by crossing Rocky off the list? Or is this were The Kingdom starts to crumble?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans are behind Rocky as he and Roddy tie up. Rocky waistlocks, Roddy wrenches to wristlock, but Rocky rolls, wrenches and wristlocks back. Roddy tries to pull hair but Rocky twists the wrist. Roddy pulls on Rocky’s ear to have the headlock and takeover. Rocky fights up, pops out the back, and then steps over. Rocky hooks an arm but Roddy fights off the takedown to hip toss and cover. ONE, but Roddy facelocks. Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, but Roddy holds on tight. Rocky still fights his way out of the hold, wristlocks and wrenches again, then YANKS the arm.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky then CHOPS him! Roddy whips, Rocky slides under then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky then wrenches Roddy and goes up a corner. Rocky FLYING KNEE DROPS right on the arm! The fans cheer the Latino Heat and Rocky goes back to the corner. Rocky CHOPS Roddy, Roddy CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS, Roddy kicks low! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, ROCKS him, then reels Rocky in for a BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes but Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy and The Kingdom talk trash, Roddy swings but Rocky dodges! Rocky CHOPS and then stomps away on Roddy!

Rocky digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Roddy up. Rocky snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Roddy flounders, Rocky covers, ONE!! Rocky keeps one eye on The Kingdom, then he brings Roddy around. UPPERCUT and Roddy staggers. Roddy BOOTS, whips, but Rocky goes Spiderman! Rocky then dodges Roddy and sends him tumbling out! Rocky goes out to PENALTY KICK from the apron! Rocky leaps to DIVING STOMP! Roddy writhes, Rocky gives more Latino Heat, and BOTB goes picture in picture.

Rocky tells The Kingdom to back off, and so does the ref. Taven mocks Rocky’s Latino Heat, but Rocky puts Roddy in the ring. Rocky storms up on Roddy to KICK his leg! Roddy hobbles to a corner, Rocky CHOPS him and then follows him. Rocky ROCKS Roddy, ROCKS him again, but Roddy bails out. Rocky goes after Roddy on the apron, but Roddy lifts! Rocky fights that to then elbow Roddy! But Rocky has to watch out for The Kingdom lurking! Roddy BOOTS Rocky, then POSTS him! Rocky falls to the floor, Roddy hops down and he drags Rocky up. Roddy gives Rocky a RAILING BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes, The Kingdom mocks him more, and Roddy drags Rocky up.

Roddy puts Rocky in the ring, stomps Rocky around, then drags him up to CHOP! Rocky staggers to a corner, Roddy storms up on him, and then DECKS him! Roddy soaks up the heat, then he digs his boots into Rocky! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, but just switches feet! The ref counts more, Roddy steps away, and Rocky sputters along the ropes. Roddy gets Rocky up but Rocky ROCKS him first! And again! Roddy hits back, Rocky CHOPS, and CHOPS! Rocky runs, but Roddy blocks the Rana to make it a POWER BREAKER! Rocky writhes, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Rocky with a motorcycle stretch!

Rocky endures as Roddy digs knee into Rocky’s back. Rocky fights up, moves around, but Roddy knees him low! Roddy scoops Rocky to RAM him into buckles! Then OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO! Rocky is still in this but Roddy stays on Rocky with stomps. Roddy stomps and stomps as BOTB returns to single picture. Roddy goes back to the motorcycle stretch but the fans rally again. Rocky fights up, fights back, and he KICKS Roddy’s leg! And KICKS! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, eggs Rocky on, but Rocky roars! Rocky fires forearms, then UPPERCUTS! Roddy wobbles, Rocky KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS!

Rocky CHOPS, whips, but Roddy reverses. Rocky reverses back to kick, but Roddy ducks the enzigiri! Rocky REWIND HEEL KICKS! Roddy flops out of the ring and the fans fire up! Rocky builds speed, fakes Roddy out and DIVES onto Taven! Then Rocky DIVES onto Roddy! Rocky puts Roddy in, runs up, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Rocky keeps his cool. Rocky fires forearms in the corner, then winds up! The fans fire up as Rocky runs in, clothesline! Another clothesline! But Roddy follows to RAM Rocky, and CHOP him! And CHOP! And CHOP! Roddy whips, Rocky comes back into the SICK KICK! Cover, TWO!

Roddy is frustrated but he hauls Rocky up. Fireman’s carry, but Rocky fights free! Roddy shoves, lifts again, but Rocky pops up to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Cover, TWO! Roddy survives but Rocky stays focused. The fans rally for Rocky as he stalks Roddy. Roddy RAMS Rocky, gets him up top, and then climbs up after him. Rocky fights with fists and a HEADBUTT! Rocky then cravats, SUPER SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives again and Rocky is beside himself! The Kingdom is also worried, they rally up for Roddy. The fans rally for Rocky as he goes out to the apron.

Rocky climbs but The Kingdom is lurking again. The ref tells them to back off, but Roddy ROCKS Rocky first! Roddy has Rocky up top but Rocky DECKS Roddy! Rocky adjusts, Roddy stands, METE- STRONG KNEE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

The Kingdom helps Roddy, whether Roddy will say it that way or not. Kyle is here to celebrate with his friend, but he also checks on his other friend in Rocky. Kyle helps Rocky up to his feet, and wants the fans to give it up for Rocky. But then Wardlow LARIATS Rocky, and The Kingdom stomps away! Kyle has them stop, this isn’t cool! But then Roddy STRONG KNEES Kyle down?!? The fans boo as Roddy tells Kyle that he could do it on his own, but there’s only ONE man that can be International Champion! Kyle made the wrong decision! Roddy’s arrogance just ended his friendship with Kyle, will Kyle make Roddy pay for that?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi Nair is with the Professor of Professional Wrestling and notes how last week, Serena walked on stage after Yuka Sakazaki’s return victory. Why? Serena says she was sitting in the back, watching that impressive match, and thought to herself that she was watching a great pro-wrestler. Someone that Serena would love to tear it up with. Tonight, the Professor is here on BOTB, but has no championship opportunity. She’s not sweating it, though. Since her return, Serena is undefeated. She checked the rankings, and The Professor is sitting pretty at Number 3! So week by week, she’s climbing her way up to inevitably become champion.

Serena tells Yuka, that was an invitation. To where? Into the Deeb Dojo! Serena will show Yuka that Serena is better, and that she is what she says she is: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling! Serena wants to test herself against the Wrestling Magical Girl, but who will be the one taking a step closer to a title opportunity?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

After Roddy’s sudden rejection of Kyle O’Reilly, they are now going to battle over the International Championship! It’s the fight neither man wanted, but will Kyle give Roddy payback for what he did with interest?

 

ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet!

The Fallen Goddess is 49-0 after defeating Hikaru Shida on Supercard of Honor last week, and when she says she’s the Forever Champion, she means that. But will “forever” come to a crashing halt in Kentucky? Or will The Chef be the one getting served an L?

The introductions are made by Lexi Nair, so just a little biased in Athena’s favor. The belt is raised, and here in the main event, we see who is the face of the ROH Women’s Division!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the fans fire up for Athena already. The two circle, tie up, and they go around. They go into a corner, along ropes, then Athena throws Velvet down. Velvet holds on, they roll on the mat with the collar ‘n’ elbow, then they stand up. Athena puts Velvet in a corner, the ref counts, but Athena lets off with a cocky smile. Velvet keeps cool and resets with Athena. They tie up. Velvet wrenches an arm to wristlock, but Athena handsprings and wrenches back. Velvet rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Velvet headlocks but Athena powers up and out. Velvet runs Athena over, but Athena kips up!

The fans fire up while both women brush themselves off. They reset again, tie up, and Athena headlocks. Velvet powers up and out, but Athena wrenches to whip. Velvet ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Athena handsprings through! The fans fire up and Athena cheers herself on. But Velvet DROPKICSK Athena down! Athena gets up, Velvet arm-drags, arm-drags again, and then Velvet cheers herself on. Athena runs up into another arm-drag! Velvet has the armlock but Athena fights up and throws Velvet down by her hair! The fans cheer but the ref reprimands, and things speed up.

Velvet drops, runs up and CALF KICKS Athena down! Athena bails out, Billie there to check on her. Velvet goes to the apron, Athena grabs a leg but Velvet kicks her away. Velvet then ASAI MOONSAULTS land takes Athena down! The fans fire up, Velvet drags Athena up and puts her in the ring, then has her on the apron. Velvet climbs up, brings Athena up, but Athena shoves her back. FLAPJACK off the top buckles! Velvet staggers, Athena reels her back in, APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Athena while BOTB goes picture in picture.

Velvet crawls into the ring but Athena follows her. Athena looms over Velvet, drags her up, then CLUBS her down. Athena stands Velvet up to whip her hard into a corner. Athena revels in the cheers before she runs in and back body blocks! Then Athena goes side to side to forearm SMASH! Athena smiles as Velvet leans against buckles. Athena shoves Velvet down, stomps her around, then drags her back up. Velvet fires body shots, but Athena bumps her off buckles. Velvet avoids the forearm to DOUBLE CHOP! Velvet fires body blows but Athena throws hands! Velvet CHOPS, Athena CHOPS, they CHOP, then Athena CHOPS Velvet off her feet!

The fans cheer while Athena snarls. Athena sits Velvet back up, KICKS her in the back, then KICKS her again! And again! Athena stands Velvet up, bumps her off buckles, then scoops to put Velvet in the Tree of Woe. Athena KICKS away on Velvet’s back, then lets her fall out of the Three. Billie applauds, tells Velvet she should’ve known better, but Velvet swipes at Billie. Billie gets away, cheers Athena on, but Velvet fires hands on Athena! Athena swings back but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves! Velvet ROCKS Athena, kicks her legs out, then runs up , into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Athena is annoyed but still in control as BOTB goes to break.

BOTB returns once again as Athena hits buckles! Velvet rallies on Athena with clothesline after clothesline! Velvet runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS Athena onto ropes! Velvet runs up to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet shoves Athena down, runs, and tilt-o-whirls again, REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Athena survives and Velvet is frustrated. Athena crawls away, wanting mercy! But Velvet storms up, only for Athena to YANK Velvet into buckles! Athena then fireman’s carries Velvet for the WASTELAND! Roll through and another fireman’s carry, for another WASTELAND! Another roll through, and then Athena mocks the stirrin’ it up motion!

But Velvet pops up to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Athena escapes, Velvet runs up to wheelbarrow, but Athena URENAGES her down! Cover, TWO!! Athena is furious as Velvet survives! Athena goes up a corner, the fans cheer, and Velvet rises. But Velvet ROUNDHOUSES first! Velvet ROCKS Athena, climbs up after her, then CHOPS! Velvet goes to the very top, to SUPER VICTORY THROW! Athena flounders but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Velvet rolls through! THE SLICE! And then the tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Athena survives and Velvet is fuming! Velvet pushes Athena around while the fans rally up.

Athena is in the drop zone, so Velvet goes up top. Velvet tells Billie to shut up, but Athena gets out to the apron. The fans boo but Velvet adjusts position, to leap and SUPER CROSSBODY! Athena catches her!? And then brings Velvet around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! The fans fire up as Athena roars, but so does Velvet as she rises! Only for the SUPERKICK to knock her down! Athena has a wild look on her face and Billie cheers on the Overlord. Athena gets Velvet up, THROWS her into the LED board, then THROWS her around again! Athena drags Velvet up and into the ring, storms in after her, and reels her in! Canadian Rack, but Velvet sunset flips it! TWO!!!

Athena escapes, Velvet runs up, ducks ‘n’ dodges then SUPERKICKS! But Athena DECKS Velvet with a forearm! Athena goes up top, Velvet rises in a daze, to get the O-FACE!! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

And that’s FIFTY and zero! Fifty wins, no losses, and no slowing down as she title belt clinks with Billie. But as is customary on ROH, Athena sets her belt down, and Billie does, too. They drag Velvet up, mock “stir it up,” but Velvet SLAPS Athena! And SLAPS Billie! But then Athena and Billie mug Velvet! The fans boo as Billie picks up her belt, takes aim, but then QUEEN AMINATA is here! Aminata runs down into the ring, dodges Billie to DECK Athena, then HEADBUTT for Billie! That’s payback for cheating in the TV title match! But then Athena runs up, into an Alabama Lift! AIR RAID CRASH!!

Aminata saves Velvet while also making her own impact, will The Queen not be denied her crown? Or will the Fallen Goddess look to make her pay for this insolence?


My Thoughts:

A really good BOTB but uh, after ten of these, we already know nothing really happens on these. Great action and promos like on Collision, but no titles were ever changing hands. And after two hours of Collision, the crowd was of course tired out. Hook of course defeated Shane but it was a really good showing of Hook’s resilience to take all that damage and still win. Really good match from Roddy and Rocky that Roddy of course won, and turns out I was right in thinking they’d fast track Roddy VS Kyle here. That match will be great stuff, but it’d be a shame if Kyle’s first title shot ends up a loss, even with The Kingdom all there to interfere and distract.

Good promo from Serena to make it clear that she’s having a match with Yuka, just in case it wasn’t clear last week. And then a great main event for the ROH Women’s Championship. Red Velvet looked great even in defeat, and natural move for Aminata to show up and go after Athena & Billie. Aminata really has her pick of the two titles at this point, and while payback on Billie for Supercard is an obvious route, why wouldn’t she go right to the source and take down Athena? Athena’s made it to 50-0, and if not when Athena faced Billie, not when she faced Nyla Rose nor when she faced Shida, her first loss should be to pass the torch to Aminata.

Aminata went through the grind, paid her dues, and has got organically over with ROH viewers, so if she isn’t gonna be the historic first Women’s TV Champ, make her the woman that takes down the top woman in ROH.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (4/13/24)

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

Before the Dynasty dream match of Ospreay VS Danielson, the Don Callis Family wants to not just beat the American Dragon, but to destroy him!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal; The House of Black wins.
  • Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty; Shibata wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico; Garcia wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay; Storm wins and denies AZM a title match.
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher; Bryan & Claudio win.

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Bryan Danielson says BIG week for BCC. Jon Moxley is the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a huge accomplishment. And on Wednesday, Claudio Castagnoli takes on Will Ospreay, then Bryan faces Ospreay at Dynasty. But there’s tonight first. Claudio says Don Callis gave Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs this motivational speech that they don’t even need to beat BCC, they just have to hurt BCC. How weird. But it’s easier to beat them than to hurt them, and what kind of faith does that show Callis has in Ospreay? Not much, it seems. Not sure what Callis is thinking. But Claudio has faith that all three of those guys could beat BCC.

But hurt them? People have been trying to hurt Claudio and Bryan for 20 years. Because they see the spotlight, they see how successful BCC is, and they see BCC all over the world. Bryan couldn’t be stopped by a broken orbital bone nor a broken arm. And Claudio’s been fighting week after week after week, consistently like Swiss clockwork for over 15 YEARS. Because it’s not about the work and the talk here in front of the camera, but the work behind cameras, the stuff you don’t see, that goes into making this look so easy at the level they are at. Bryan agrees there, and tells Don Callis that he wants his guys to hurt them, to hurt Bryan and to hurt Claudio.

Guess what?! That’s not gonna fly tonight! Because Bryan goes out there every single night to hurt people! That’s what BCC does! Violence is their specialty! DCF will not only see that tonight, but on Wednesday and in St. Louis. The American Dragon is all fired up, but will he and the Swiss Superman burn down the Powerhouse and the Protostar?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal!

Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews are preparing for the coming war with Adam Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston, but they’re taking on three men who are much different from Copeland, Briscoe & Kingston. Will grounding high-fliers make the House ready for those brawlers? Or is this where the House will fold?

The trios sort out and the fans bark as Buddy starts against Action. The fans rally as the two circle, feel things out, and tie up. Buddy wrenches an arm to a wristlock, YANKS it and grinds the arm down. Action fights up, Buddy wrenches again, but Action rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Action wristlocks, but Buddy rolls, handsprings and wrenches again. The fans cheer the technical exchange, and Action rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Buddy powers Action back to whip, but Action holds onto the wristlock. Action twists the wrist but Buddy spins, headlocks and hits the takeover. Action moves around but Buddy keeps him down.

Action pushes Buddy to a headscissor, but Buddy kips free! Buddy gets around, waistlocks, but Action bucks the O’Conner. Action goes up and over as Buddy runs in, then DROPKICKS! The fans are torn but Action tags Sydal. Buddy TOSSES Action but Sydal schoolboys and bridges! TWO, Buddy knees low! Buddy ROCKS Sydal, CLUBS him, then tags Malakai! But Sydal arm-drags and SOBATS! Sydal KICKS Malakai, tags in Dante, and they coordinate, MONKEY FLIP and SWANTON CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Tag to Action, he ROCKS Malakai and whips. Malakai reverses, Dante gives Action the boost up and over!

Dante catches Malakai to a facelock, but Malakai wrenches out to BOOT Action! Malakai blocks Dante’s kick to STO! Action kicks low, whips, but Malakai stops himself to stare Action down. The fans cheer, Malakai dodges a shot and Brody tags in. BOOT to SHOULDER TACKLE! Dante and Sydal run in but they get run over! The fans fire up with Brody, but then Dante and Sydal DOUBLE DROPKICK! Brody returns to DOUBLE LARIAT! The fans bark for Brody, he gets Action up and CHOPS him to a corner. And CHOPS again! Action sputters, Brody whips him to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to go up, but Brody catches him!

Action fights, but Buddy distracts the ref while Malakai jumps in. Brody gets Action in wheelbarrow position, ROUNDHOUSE into the GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up for The House while Action tumbles out. Buddy tags in and Brody DIVES onto all three opponents! The fans fire up again as Brody roars, and he puts Action in for Buddy. Buddy aims from a corner as Action rises, and Buddy runs in to BOOT in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO!! Action survives but Buddy stays focused. Buddy drags Action up, suplexes, but Action knees free! Action waistlocks, Buddy ELBOWS Action then sucker punches Sydal!

Buddy storms up on Action, Action slides under and reaches out! Buddy has a leg, he reels Action in to back suplex, but Action lands on his feet! Action ducks under an elbow, reaches out again, but Buddy has the tights! Action ENZIGIRIS, hot tag to Sydal! JUMP KICK! Sydal ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Buddy tumbles, comes back, but into a WHEEL KICK! Malakai runs up to CLUB Sydal, but Sydal JUMP KNEES back! QUESTION- NO, Malakai blocks the Question Mark Kick to ROUNDHOUSE Sydal! Sydal staggers to ropes, Brody storms in, but Sydal DUMPS Brody out! Buddy runs up, into a BOOT!

Sydal ELBOWS Malakai, runs up, but into a POP UP, POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER COMBO!! The fans fire up and Buddy covers, TWO! Sydal is still in this while Collision goes picture in picture.

Buddy looms over Sydal, drags him up and whips to JUMP KNEE! Sydal tumbles out and Brody tags in. Brody goes after Sydal to whip him hard into railing! Sydal writhes, Brody drags him back up, and Brody whips Sydal hard into more railing! The fans bark for Brody again as he stands Sydal up and CHOPS! Brody puts Sydal in the ring, looms over him, then drags him up. Brody CHOPS Sydal to the corner, tags Buddy, and then Brody scoops Sydal to SLAM him! Buddy slingshot SENTONS right in! Tag to Malakai and Buddy snapmares Sydal for Malakai to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Sydal down into a KIMURA!

Sydal endures the double wristlock as Malakai twists the elbow! Malakai drags Sydal back, Buddy tags in, and they mug Sydal. Buddy snapmares Sydal to KICK him down! Buddy drags Sydal back up, clamps onto the arm, and Collision returns as Buddy whips Sydal hard into a corner! Buddy BOOTS Dante off the apron for the hell of it! Buddy snapmares Sydal to KNEE him in the back, and KNEE again! Buddy mockingly holds Sydal’s hand out to Action, then KICKS Sydal in the back! And KICKS him again! The fans rally but Buddy drags Sydal right up to an Electric Chair Lift! But Sydal uses that to POISON-RANA!

Buddy flops right out of the ring and the fans rally up! Sydal crawls, The House shouts to Buddy, and the ring count is 5 of 10! Brody hurries to toss Buddy back in, hot tags to Malakai and Dante! Dante fires off on Malakai, then whips. Malakai reverses, runs up, but Dante slips out, goes up and around, then GAMANGIRIS! Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! But Malakai rolls through it to suplex and GOURD- NO, Dante lands out! POP-UP RANA! Dante hurries up a corner while Malakai is down! The fans fire up but Dante has to leap away as Brody rushes over! Dante comes back to SHOTGUN Brody down!

Malakai waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands on his feet! Dante dodges Malakai to PELE! Cover, TWO!! Dante runs and FLIES out onto Brody! Dante hurries back in, the fans fire up, and Dante stalks Malakai, only to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Action hurries to tag in, he torture racks but Malakai lands out! Malakai knees low, whips, but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges to DIVE onto Buddy! Action snarls but Malakai hits him with a TRIANGLE MOONSAULT! Malakai puts Action in, BOOTS him to ropes, then ROUNDHOUSES! Malakai brings Action over, tags Brody, and then Buddy joins in. The fans bark as the House surrounds Action.

DANTE’S- NO, Sydal and Dante save Action! Then they TRIPLE SUPERKICK in return! And then TRIPLE SUPERKICK! DOUBLE SUPERKICK! TRIPLE SUPERKICK!! The fans fire up but Buddy POP-UP KNEES Dante! Sydal goes up to METEORA! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Sydal, Action springboards to FLYING LARIAT Malakai! Brody DISCUS LARIATS Action down!! Cover, but Dante MAMBA SPLASHES it apart!! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” “This is Awesome!” as the teams regroup. Sydal BUZZSAWS Brody! Dante SUPERKICKS! Action joins in, TRIPLE KICK! Dante then SENTONS!

Action 450 SPLASHES! Cover, ONE?!?! The fans are barking while Action can’t believe! Tag to Sydal, METE- NO, Brody catches Sydal, throws him back and SPLASHES in a corner! The fans bark more, The House all coordinate, CEREBERUS ATTACK!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

That was surely a fast ‘n’ furious fight just to open the night, and Malakai wants to make sure Adam Copeland was watching. The House vows that Dynasty will be The End. Will the House soon take the head of the Face of TNT?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

Lexi Nair is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as her protege and her butler, and says we saw a lot on Dynamite. Kissing, champagne, and- “Yes, we did see a lot, didn’t we, darling? Get used to it. Because we saw a Champion’s Champagne Celebration that made an Italian woman curse, and turned Lightning Daffodil into a diddling do-how! And as for the kissing… There has been no greater love than this.” Storm turns to Mariah, but Lexi interrupts by saying she meant the kiss Mariah had with Mina- Mariah cuts Lexi off there. Can’t Lexi see Toni has a lot on her plate right now?

Toni has a title defense on a PPV coming soon, AND a match against AZM tonight. Plus, Anna Jay’s all serious~ right now. Yes, yes, Azumi-san. You want her to kiss your bottom? Well, that makes you and a thousand other perverts! Toni will give AZM a beating so intense, it’ll be featured in a fetish periodical! And the name of that publication? Chin up, tits out, and watch for the shoe…! The leading lady leads the way out, will she send AZM crying back to Stardom?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Chris Jericho found Taz backstage to talk with him about the Six Man Tag. We all saw what happened, and Jericho just wants to explain himself to Hook. Jericho is just trying to do what’s right for Hook but Hook won’t listen. Hook won’t answer his phone or his texts, but Taz knows his son better than anyone. Can Taz please ask Hook if he’ll talk to Jericho? Taz says he’ll try, a lot of the time he doesn’t really hear from Hook, Hook’s his own man. Of course, of course. Taz says Jericho may have pissed Hook off. And when Hook gets pissed, it’s… Well, Taz will try.

Jericho appreciates that, and as it turns out, this coming Wednesday, Taz will broker a face to face! Will #LionHook still make it work? Or will this Jericho only #SendHook into a stronger rage?

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Wrestler got caught by #TAIGASTYLE all because Lionheart Jericho couldn’t get out of his own way. Will Shibata be able to handle things much better on his own? Or will Moriarty sink his fangs into Shibata one more time?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Lee and Shibata circle, Ogogo joins commentary to say the “skull cracking, jaw jacking Gov’nah is back in AEW.” Shibata and Lee clinch, go around, and Shibata waistlocks. Lee moves around, Shibata finds a lateral press, ONE! Shibata has the legs, goes around to cover, ONE! Lee uses a leg guard, gest Shibata’s leg, but Shibata sits on the toehold. Lee tries to waistlock at the same time but Shibata wristlocks. Lee scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and fans applaud as Shibata lets off. The two reset, feel things out, and then Lee kicks low. Lee cravats, snapmares, and stomps Shibata!

Lee runs to roll things into a chinlock! Shibata pushes back to a cover, ONE! Lee holds onto the hold but Shibata fights the body scissors. Shibata uses his leg as leverage for breaking the chinlock, then he wrenches an arm. Lee rolls, Shibata wrangles him back down, but Lee fights up again. Lee slips around, wrenches, but Shibata waistlocks. Lee wrenches, wrangles, but Shibata trips Lee. Shibata has Lee’s legs, knees on Lee, but Lee fights free to kick. Shibata steps over and has the FIGURE FOUR! Lee blocks the main leg but Shibata powers through that! The fans rally, Lee drags Shibata along as he reaches out, but Shibata puts on the pressure!

Lee endures, fights and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Shibata lets off, but then lee kicks Shibata away. Lee bails out, Ogogo coaches him from commentary, but Shibata goes out to CLUB Lee! Ogogo gets off commentary, gets up in Shibata’s face, and Shane distracts the ref so Ogogo can feint high to BODY BLOW! Lee slips away to the ring and sits cross-legged to mock Shibata! The fans boo while Ogogo rejoins commentary and the ring count begins. Lee mockingly applauds and Ogogo pretends not to know what happened. The count is 8! 9! Shibata springs in at 9.9! But Lee CLOBBERS Shibata, covers, TWO!!

Lee clamps right onto Shibata, steps over, and SNAP LOCKS the short arm scissor while Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee turns Shibata over, keeps the one arm trapped in a hammerlock, then pulls on the other arm. Shibata endures as Lee tortures the fingers and twists the wrist! Lee pushes the arm around for a RECLINER ARMLOCK! Shibata endures, Lee sits up and hooks the arm with a leg. Lee uses that to hook Shibata to a cover, TWO! Shibata escapes but Lee stalks him to ropes. Lee drags Shibata up but Shibata CHOPS! Lee comes back but Shibata ROCKS him! Lee comes back again, ROCKS Shibata, and Shibata falls over! Lee digs his boots in at the ropes, scrapes Shibata out of the ring, then soaks up the heat.

Lee goes out after Shibata, RAMS him into railing, then taunts everyone while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shibata gets back in the ring after having wrecked Lee on the outside. But then Lee wrenches Shibata. Shibata ROCKS Lee, Lee wrenches, repeat! Lee CHOPS Shibata, but Shibata doesn’t budge! Lee CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Lee CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Shibata is leaning into the shots! Shibata backs Lee down even though Lee CHOPS again and again! Shibata eggs Lee on, Ogogo coaches Lee, and the CHOPS keep going. Shibata ROCKS Lee with a forearm! Lee flops in a corner, Shibata fires more forearms on him! Shibata UPPERCUTS, then JABS, then COHPS! JAB CHOP JAB CHOP!

Lee sits down, Shibata COHPS and CHOPS and runs, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up for Shibata’s signature and STP looks upset! Shibata snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Lee stays in this and both men catch their breaths, but Shibata gets Lee up. Lee switches around to COBRA TWIST! The fans rally as Shibata endures, and Shibata pries at the grip. Shibata switches the Cobra Twist onto Lee! Lee endures now, marches his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! But Shibata KNEES Lee low! Shibata reels Lee in to SAIDO! Shibata runs up, but Lee ducks the kick! Lee kicks, Shibata blocks but the KNEE hits!

Lee runs, BOOTS, but Shibata stays up! Shibata fires up and runs, to BOOT Lee! Lee wobbles, roars, and runs to BOOT! Shibata runs to BOOT! Lee rebounds, into a BOOT! Shibata waistlocks, Lee fight sit to switch, facelock and suplex, but Shibata fights out! Lee catches Shibata, wrenches, and THE- NO, Shibata avoids the Fang to SLEEPER! Ripcord PALM STRIKE! Then PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

Moriarty put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to win. So Shane Taylor attacks from behind! The fans boo as Shane stomps Shibata at the ropes then talks trash! But here comes HOOK! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil won’t let Shane beat up his friend like that! Lee runs up but Hook catches him for an EL CAMINO! Shane stares Hook down, their FTW Championship match set for later tonight on Battle of the Belts. But given that, Shane stands down and STP regroups. They’ll look to handle this later, but it be rumble, bad man, rumble?

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is in her Minion In Training Letterman’s jacket as this is an Emergency Minion Empowerment Meeting! She is with the ROH Women’s World Champion AND ROH Women’s Television Champion, and Athena defends her title against Red Velvet in the main event of Battle of the Belts! The main event, ON TNT, LIVE! Athena deserves this because she is that damn good! Billie agrees, but says Red is really good. She made it really far in the Women’s TV Title tournament. Yes, but Billie won that, right? She did! So Athena knows Red Velvet is a top star, Red Velvet is a threat, but Athena is the TOP champion! The BEST champion in wrestling today!

Athena is the Minion Overlord, the Fallen Goddess, the REAL Alpha, the Forever Champion, and tonight, Athena makes an example out of Velvet to show the world what they’ve been missing. Will Athena be the one serving L’s to The Chef tonight?

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

Collision returns as Lexi is now with Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven and says as of late, they’ve had a lot of success. Would they attribute any of that success to Wardlow? “LEXIII~! How dare you. How dare you give credit to anybody but me.” Roddy is a fighting champion, a giving champion. Do you not see the opportunity Roddy is giving to these gentlemen who do not even deserve it? He is making them earn it because they do not deserve it. How dare she? But hey, Roddy has been doing it on his own, just like Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle inspires Roddy.

But enough about that, let’s talk tonight. Tonight, Roddy puts on a show. What’s the show called? The Beating of a Lifetime! That’s the Kingdom’s favorite show! But will Rocky Romero cancel that show to make it The Azucar Hour?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

The Dragonslayer has been getting back up with win after win, and he doesn’t plan on stopping now! Will he turn it up a notch as we get closer and closer to Dynasty? Or will the South African Stud prove he’s still worthy of some opportunities, too?

The bell rings, the fans rally and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico spins Garcia, wristlocks, but Garcia pries the hold open to wrench back. Angelico spins, slips through, spins Garcia, then slips around again to arm-drag! Garcia gets up fast but Angelico does his own dance. The fans boo but Garcia keeps cool. The two tie up, Garcia waistlocks, spins, snapmares, ghost pin, TWO! Angelico is up but Garcia clinches to to arm-drag! Leg-sweep, cover, ONE! Angelico puts a leg guard up as he calls for a timeout! The fans cheer as Garcia shows sportsmanship and lets Angelico get up.

Angelico and Garcia reset, knuckle lock, then Angelico trips Garcia. Angelico rolls Garcia, whips, but Garcia reverses. Angelico rolls off Garcia’s back, Garcia jumps the leg sweep, but not the EDDY GORDO KICK! Angelico wrenches, steps over, LA MAGISTROL! TWO, but Angelico stomps Garcia around. Angelico drags Garcia by an arm but Garcia kicks him. Angelico stomps Garcia, but Garcia CHOPS! Angelico JABS Garcia, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico drags Garcia up, hits a BIG back suplex, then grabs legs. Angelico steps over, but Garcia kicks him away to trip him! Garcia steps through to FIGURE FOUR!

The fans fire up as Angelico endures! Angelico’s shoulders are down, ONE as he sits back up. Garcia puts on the pressure but Angelico turns things over! Garcia endures now, but he fights it back over! Angelico endures again, stays off the mat, and turns things over again! Garcia turns it back! Then Angelico, then Garcia! Angelico has it! Garcia has it! Angelico has it again, Garcia has it back, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as the two kick at each other while the hold is undone. They both stand, Garcia kicks but Angelico kicks back. Garcia kicks, Angelico kicks, repeat! Garcia kicks more and more, runs, but the leg bothers him!

Angelico DECKS Garcia! Angelico hauls Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia slips free and kicks! Then TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia beats his leg into working, the fans rally behind him, and he stands. Garcia counter punches Angelico, then does it again! Garcia then wrenches and BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Garcia runs in at the corner to forearm SMASH! Garcia climbs up, rains down fists, and goes to nine before he puts up his dukes, to DO HIS DANCE! The fans fire up as Garcia hops down and runs corner to corner, HAYMAKER! Garcia runs up again, choke grip!

Angelico breaks free, Garcia CHOPS and SAIDOS! Garcia storms around, gets the legs, KNEEBAR!! Angelico flails, reaches out, but TAPS, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

A great fight leads to a great win for Red Death! Will this momentum help Garcia be primed for a title match on the other side of Dynasty?

 

Pac speaks.

“Kazuchika Okada. Believe it or not, bonny lad, I would like to thank you. Not only for accepting my challenge, but also for walloping me around the head with a big dirty lump of steel. That was very brave of you, wasn’t it, huh? And now, as a result, I have a perpetual headache that serves as motivation to remind everybody of exactly who I am. Now I may not be tall and handsome, I am not a Japanese superstar, I do not own a Ferrari, and I’m certainly not flavor of the month. Okada, you may think you’re God’s gift to professional wrestling, but you’re not! You’re CRAP! And what I am is better than you!

“And next Sunday, at AEW Dynasty, live from St. Louis, Missouri, I am going to relish the opportunity to prove it in front of the entire world. You understand me, hm? Good.” The Bastard is ready, will he violently end The Rainmaker’s reign?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay!

The leading lady of AEW knows her next big picture will have “Lightning Daffodil” starring against her, but she has to be careful not to take tonight’s performance too lightly. Will Storm strike down AZM here in Kentucky? Or will the Highspeed Superstar find her way into the Dynasty picture?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. The two circle, feel things out, and then tie up. Storm throws AZM down then laughs at her, but AZM gets right up. They reset, circle again, and tie up. They go around, Storm puts AZM on ropes, then sits her down! Storm poses and the fans cheer, but AZM is right up to fire forearms! The fans rally, Storm just shrugs those off! AZM runs to RAM Storm but Storm still laughs! AZM runs and RAMS Storm again, Storm chuckles this time. AZM fakes a punch to stomp Storm’s foot! AZM runs, but Storm follows and runs AZM over! The fans cheer but then AZM kips right up!

AZM ducks ‘n’ dodges, trips Storm then keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Basement dropkick! The fans fire up as AZM kips up again! AZM pushes Storm around, steps on her, and the ref counts. AZM steps away at 4, the fans rally up, and AZM runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, ONE!! Storm toughs it out and the fans rally as AZM goes to the apron. AZM climbs, Storm DECKS her! Storm then runs to HIP ATTACK AZM to the floor! AZM tumbles away to the ramp, but Anna gets Mariah in a QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! Mariah RAMS Anna into railing! Mariah and Anna fight now, the fans fire up, and AZM gets outta the way!

Storm is flabbergasted as Anna and Mariah brawl their way to the back! Storm fetches AZM but AZM whips her into steel steps! Then AZM pushes Storm around, goes up the apron, and fans fire up for the PENALTY KICK! Storm is dazed but the fans fire up as Collision goes picture in picture.

AZM shoves Storm in, goes up top, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders all the way across the ring! AZM storms over to drag Storm up, but Storm HOTSHOTS her! AZM flounders, Storm stomps her, and then Storm CHOPS AZM down! Storm pushes AZM around, flexes, then brings AZM up. Storm whips AZM, BOOTS AZM down, then flexes again. Storm drags AZM back up, bumps her off buckles, then fires off CHOPS! Storm TOSSES AZM by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm steps on AZM in the corner! The ref counts, Storm steps away, and she then scuffs AZM against ropes. The ref counts, Storm lets off again.

Storm drags AZM up, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS! Cover, TWO! AZM is still in this but Storm grabs arms to put AZM in a motorcycle stretch. AZM endures, so Storm shifts to a chinlock, but AZM still fights! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Storm lets go at 4, and she paces around AZM. Storm stomps AZM, drags her up, and Collision returns to single picture as Storm stomps AZM in a corner. Storm pie faces AZM, taunts her, but AZM rises. The fans fire up as AZM fires forearms! Storm ROCKS AZM in return! AZM fires another forearm, Storm ROCKS her again! AZM fires more forearms, then blocks a kick to ROUNDHOUSE!

AZM runs, but Storm HEADBUTTS! But AZM returns to LA MYSTICA! Then BUZZSAW! Both women are down and the fans fire up! AZM sits up first, brings Storm up, and then runs, but Storm CHOKES her! AZM fights free, blocks a kick, LEG TRAP GERMAN! AZM puts Storm in a drop zone while the fans are dueling! AZM goes up top, takes aim, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and AZM can’t believe it! AZM fires herself back up, reels Storm in, but Storm wrenches out to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Storm throws a fit then storms around. Storm drags AZM up, waistlocks, but AZM fights!

AZM grabs ropes, Storm drags her back, but AZM arm-drags free! Step over, and AZM SUSHI ROLL! TWO!! Storm escapes, blocks the buzzsaw, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!! AZM tumbles and flounders into a corner, and Storm takes aim! She’s ready for her close-up! SWEET HIP MUSIC~! STORM ZERO PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (denies AZM a title opportunity)

That was certainly fast and furious, but you can’t beat a classic like Timeless Toni! Mariah returns from backstage with a couple glasses of the bubbly. Mariah and Toni link arms while they drink up, and Storm brings Mariah to her bosom. Storm cuddles Mariah, then shoves her, then drags her back up to bring her away. Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

Lexi Nair is now with The Chef and brings up tonight’s title match with Athena. How is Velvet feeling about such a high profile match? High profile? Red Velvet IS high profile! And she saw what Lexi’s “boss,” Athena had to say, really stirring up the pot. But Athena, you wanna stir it up? They can stir it up? In BOTB’s main event, Red Velvet will knock you out! Red Velvet is not a stranger to main events, title pictures or high profile matches. Tonight, Velvet makes an example out of Athena, and shows everyone why it was a mistake for Athena to step into Velvet’s kitchen! Will The Chef make Athena eat crow while serving up that L?

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now House of Black, I’ve been doing this dance with y’all a little while now, and I’m starting to understand how y’all operate. Starting to understand y’all’s M-O. You try to intimidate me. You try to strike fear into the hearts of men. Well I done told you, I fear no man, I fear no evil. And ancient wisdom says the violent take it by force. Now lemme tell you, Eddie Kingston, Adam Copeland, and Mark Briscoe, we some violent men! And at Dynasty, we bringing the violence, babeh! So heed my advice, House of Black! Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Sussex County Chicken is ready for a fight, will he, the Rated R Superstar and Mad King tear down The House of Black once and for all?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He says Dynasty is coming, and a big match on that card is the AEW Women’s World title, Timeless Toni Storm VS the former champion, Thunder Rosa! The fans cheer as La Mera Mera makes her way out and joins Schiavone on stage. Schiavone says we saw what happened on Dynamite when Storm hit her with champagne and smudged her face paint. But the fact is, Rosa never lost her title. She has a chance to redeem herself and get the title back. Rosa says that is right. Before that, she wants to address something else. See all these people here? She wants to thank all of them for making this comeback so special for her.

And of course, thank you to everyone watching at home seeing them on TBS, TNT and all over the world! Without you, we wouldn’t have made all these wonderful memories the last five years. Without you, we wouldn’t have made AEW what it is today. The fans cheer that, and Rosa says she is here for a reason. That is to remind people that she doesn’t need help. And she means you, too, Deonna Purrazzo. Rosa wants to remind everyone that she’s done a lot on her own. When she earned her college degree, she earned her US citizenship, she helped a lot of people as a social worker, and won all those matches even before AEW, and especially when she won the AEW title.

But most importantly, Rosa fought so hard here to be in AEW, and she’s still here in AEW, because it is where the best wrestle! And “Antonia,” Rosa thought you believed the same things. What happened to you, homegirl? Weren’t they together in the ring? Weren’t they #ThunderStorm? When did Storm go completely crazy!? Rosa was so proud of being a champion, even though her body couldn’t carry her as far as her passion. Rosa had to heal. Then that day, something died inside of her. But Rosa has a chance, another opportunity, and it is important that Toni knows it will happen in St. Louis.

Rosa wants to humble Toni, to remind her that Rosa didn’t leave because she “couldn’t carry” the weight of that title. At Dynasty, Rosa carries more than that title. She will carry the pride of HER people, of her family, and if she has to break every single bone in her body to uplift and empower the women of this locker room fighting for just one opportunity and respect, because they also believe in AEW… Then Antonia, kiss your little clone goodbye. You made a big mistake on trying to erase Rosa’s mask. You don’t wanna see what’s underneath. You can’t kill what’s already dead! And on Sunday, Rosa comes for Storm, for the title, and to drag Storm’s soul to HELL!!

La Mera Mera is all fired up, and she smears her own face paint to make her point. Will she smash that spotlight and leave the leading lady in the dark?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

“Thunder Rosa, if you don’t want my help, that’s fine. I’ll help myself. When I staked my claim at the AEW Women’s World Championship, it wasn’t personal. It’s because frankly, I don’t think Toni Storm embodies what it means to be a world champion. But I do. I’m a workhorse, I’m a thoroughbred, I am the Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo. And I could stand here, make excuses about why I’m not the AEW Women’s World Champion right now, or I could do something about it. It seems if I can’t get one Toni Storm, I might as well get the other. So next week, Mariah May VS The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo, and I’m gonna break your arm.”

The message has been sent, will Deonna make sure the leading lady’s understudy won’t make it to Dynasty to support Toni Storm?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

To raise the stakes on this match, The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4, it will be a LADDER MATCH! No pinfalls or submissions, only the team that can literally rise above will become the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions! But is this still playing right into the EVPs’ hands? Or can Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood find a way to come out on top?

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

Kyle Fletcher says tonight in the main event, he and Will Hobbs are on a mission for the Don Callis family. That is to protect the golden goose. This Wednesday Night Dynamite, Claudio will end up a cakewalk for Ospreay! And Dynasty, Bryan will be the exact same thing, all thanks to DCF. Hobbs says not to worry about next week, let’s just focus on tonight. Tonight, they got Claudio and Danielson, and tonight the DCF expects a hefty fine. Bryan might as well just expect not to walk out on his own. One last message has been sent, but now it’s time to put up or shut up! Will the Protostar & Powerhouse pulverize the BCC?

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher!

The teams sort out but then the DCF just attack! The bell rings, the fans fire up and the brawl is on! Claudio fires off on Hobbs but Kyle TOSSES Bryan out. Hobbs and Claudio fall out of the ring while Kyle stalks Bryan. Kyle ROCKS Bryan, Hobbs HEADBUTTS Claudio! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, Bryan whips Kyle into railing! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, Bryan sits Kyle in a corner then runs side to side, to DROPKICK against the railing! The fans fire up as Claudio throws more UPPERCUTS to keep Hobbs moving up the ramp! Then Claudio whips Hobbs down the ramp and into the LED apron!

The fans fire up as Bryan CHOPS and KICKS Kyle against railing again and again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Claudio drags Kyle up for Bryan, and Bryan DROPKICKS Kyle again! The fans fire up and high-five with BCC! Hobbs sits up, into a KICK from Bryan! Claudio keeps Hobbs up so Bryan can KICK again! Claudio puts Hobbs in, storms after him, and Bryan whips Kyle hard into railing! Kyle tumbles up and over into the front row! Hobbs throws hands on Claudio, CLUBS him, but Claudio hits back! They go forearm for forearm, Hobbs ROCKS Claudio! Claudio rebounds to ROCK Hobbs, Hobbs rebounds to ROCK Claudio!

Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, but Hobbs knees low! Hobbs runs, but Claudio scoops! Claudio SLAMS Hobbs, runs, and then DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans fire up, Claudio brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs blocks the suplex! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, suplexes, and he hangs Hobbs out to dry! Tag to Bryan and he goes up to DIVING KNEE! The fans fire up and Bryan paces. Hobbs sits up, Bryan drags him around by the legs, and then hooks those legs up. Bryan SLAPS Hobbs to go for the arms! Bryan tries but Hobbs is so big, Bryan just STOMPS the knees! Tag to Claudio, and Claudio helps Bryan split the wishbone!

Claudio drags Hobbs up, reels him in, but Hobbs suplexes instead! BIG slam, and the fans fire up while both men are down! Hobbs drags Claudio over, tag to Kyle, and Kyle stomps Claudio down! Kyle puts Claudio in a corner, CHOPS, then ROCKS, then repeat! Kyle whips, Claudio reverses and UPPERCUTS! The fans rally, Claudio climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count and Claudio goes to nine, then kisses his fist before TEN! But then Kyle TOSSES Claudio up and out! Claudio sees Hobbs storming up, but so does the ref. The ref has Hobbs stop, but then Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio with a kick!

The ref reprimands Kyle, they argue, and that lets Hobbs CLOBBER Claudio after all! The DCF is standing tall while Collision goes picture in picture.

Hobbs soaks up heat, then steps back as Kyle goes out to fetch Claudio. Kyle whips Claudio hard into railing, then taunts Bryan. Kyle drags Claudio up, puts him in the ring, then brings Claudio up. Claudio ROCKS Kyle, but Kyle RAMS him into the corner! Kyle RAMS in again and again, then tags Hobbs. Hobbs CLUBS Claudio from the outside, and CLUBS him again and again. Hobbs storms into the ring, stays between Claudio and Bryan, then fires knees and body shots. Hobbs brings Claudio up for a facelock, but Claudio fights his way forward! Claudio lifts Hobbs one step at a time! Hobbs lets off to BLAST Bryan, then he CLOBBERS Claudio!

Hobbs drags Claudio up, brings him over, tag to Kyle. The DCF mugs Claudio while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, both Claudio and Kyle are down, and the fans rally up. Kyle clamps onto Claudio with a SLEEPER, and even body scissors! Claudio flails around, Bryan rises back up, but Kyle keeps Claudio away. The fans rally, Claudio rises and has Kyle as a backpack! Kyle thrashes but Claudio steps forward! But then Claudio drops to a knee! Claudio is fading but Bryan coaches Claudio on. Claudio gets a second wind and he rises up again! Claudio powers Kyle around into a gut wrench and SUPLEX! The fans fire up as both men crawl! Kyle grabs a leg to anchor Claudio! Claudio BOOTS Kyle away, hot tag to Bryan!

The fans fire up as Bryan goes up and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Then he DROPKICKS Hobbs off the corner! Bryan UPPERCUTS Kyle, UPPERCUTS again and again, then whips. Kyle reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Duck ‘n’ dodge and LEAPING LARIAT! The fans fire up with Bryan and he goes to a corner. “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan KICKS Kyle, and KICKS, and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Then the BUZZ- NO, Kyle duck sit, shoves, but Bryan WRECKS Hobbs first! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES Kyle, runs and PLANCHAS, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs SLAMS Bryan on the apron! And SLAMS him again!

Hobbs then pops Bryan around, but Bryan slips free to POST Hobbs! Bryan goes to the apron to FLYING KNEE! But Kyle comes in to BOOT Bryan into security! But Claudio UPPERCUTS Kyle into railing!! The fans are thunderous as Claudio stands up on the timekeeper’s table! The BCC regroups, “This is Awesome!” as Claudio whips Hobbs into railing! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs up and over railing!! But Kyle SMACKS Bryan off the desk! Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio in the crowd! Kyle sends Claudio into railing! But Bryan LEAPS into the fray! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Hobbs while Claudio has Kyle, and Collision goes picture in picture!

BCC DUMPS Kyle back to ringside, then they hurry to get him in the ring. Claudio drags Hobbs back over, whips, but Hobbs sends Claudio into railing! Bryan KICKS Kyle, brings him up and whips him corner to corner. Kyle reverses and GAMANGIRIS! Then suplex for the BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Kyle is fuming! Kyle rains down fists and elbows, then lets off to pace around. Kyle seethes, mocks the fans, then stalks Bryan to a corner. Bryan slips out of the ring but Kyle follows. Kyle CHOPS Bryan against railing! Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan staggers away, but Kyle pursues to CHOP again!

Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan goes into the ring, and Kyle taunts Claudio now. Kyle goes up the steps, and he DIGS his fingers into Bryan’s face! He wants to do Callis’ idea of eye gouging! Collision returns to single picture, and Kyle peels the floor mats away! The fans fire up while the ref reprimands, but Kyle drags Bryan out of the ring. Hobbs makes sure the mats stay outta the way for Kyle to reel Bryan in. The mats aren’t behaving, but then Bryan back drops free! The fans fire up, but then Hobbs RAMS Claudio into railing for good measure! Bryan gets in the ring but he’s isolated! Hobbs gets Kyle up and into the ring at 9!

Kyle mocks the ref’s good counting, then drags Bryan up. Kyle puts Bryan in the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. Kyle brings Bryan to the very top, but Bryan resists! The fans fire up as Bryan slips under and trips Kyle up! Kyle lands on his Aussie arrow, and the fans rally as Bryan rises! Bryan climbs up after Kyle, but then Hobbs Electric Chair Lifts Bryan! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs! Bryan returns to the corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS then LARIATS! Hobbs stays up, the uppercuts keep going! Hobbs dodges to then LARIAT Claudio and himself outta the ring! Bryan still hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! Bryan crawls to the cover, TWO!!

But into the LEBELL LOCK!! The fans are thunderous as Kyle endures, but Hobbs returns to CLOBBER Bryan! The fans boo but Kyle signals to Hobbs. Hobbs goes to the corner, tags in then storms back in after Bryan. Hobbs scoops Bryan, but Bryan slips free! Bryan shoves Hobbs into Kyle and Kyle falls outta the ring! The fans rally, Claudio rises, and Bryan crawls over, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Hobbs, but lets off as the ref counts. Then Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! Kyle gets in, but he gets an UPPERCUT! Claudio fires UPPERCUTS from all sides! Claudio then shrugs and runs in at Hobbs, UPPERCUT!

UPPERCUT for Kyle! UPPERCUT for Hibbs! Claudio LARIATS Kyle up and out! Hobbs staggers and Claudio trips him! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING! Hobbs goes around and around and around, the fans counting along! Claudio goes to TEN, then he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Hobbs endures as Claudio sits deep! But Kyle returns to KICK Claudio! Claudio holds onto Hobbs! Kyle KICKS again, but still not enough! Bryan goes up top, leaps in, into a SUPERKICK! Claudio does let Hobbs go to POP-UP UPPERCUT Kyle! Only for Hobbs to SPINEBUSTER Claudio! Cover, TWO!! The fans again say “This is Awesome!” as it’s still not over!

The teams crawl and regroup, and the fans cheer on “B C C!” The forearms fly, as do CHOP! Bryan CHOPS Kyle, Kyle CHOPS Bryan! Hobbs and Claudio keep throwing forearms while the other two CHOP! Kyle gets the edge with forearms, then so does Hobbs! Kyle whips Bryan, Bryan stops himself, then Bryan DUMPS Kyle out! Bryan dodges Hobbs to then DIVE! Kyle is sent into railing! Claudio gets Hobbs in a fireman’s carry!? DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and the fans can’t believe it! But Claudio powers back up, waits on Hobbs, and then runs in, to LARIAT! But Hobbs stays up!

Claudio runs, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Claudio blocks a lariat to UPPERCUT, run, and LARIAT! Hobbs falls down! Cover, TWO!! But Claudio doesn’t hesitate, he drags Hobbs up. But Kyle RAMS Bryan into railing! Hobbs back drops free, but Claudio lands on his feet! Claudio ducks ‘n’ dodges but Kyle trips him! Hobbs LARIATS Claudio, then scoops him! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, BRYAN BREAKS IT! Kyle gets Bryan up to TOSS him, then he tags in, Hobbs goes out to get a chair! Hobbs threatens Bryan, but the ref grab the chair! Bryan KICKS away on Hobbs! “YES! YES! YES!” But Kyle DIVES onto Bryan!

Kyle fires hands, then he clears the desk! Hobbs helps out, time to forget winning and time to start hurting BCC! Kyle feeds Bryan to Hobbs but Bryan slips free of the spinebuster! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs onto the desk! Claudio ELBOWS Kyle, then goes up onto the desk so he can FLYING RANA! Kyle is sent into the apron, then Claudio puts him in the ring! GOTCH NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, BCC wins!!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The DCF isn’t done, though, because KONOSUKE TAKESHITA attacks! He and Hobbs brutalize Bryan and Claudio! The mission doesn’t end with the match, and they TOSS Bryan out of the ring! The fans cheer for Moxley but he might not be here after being in Chicago last night. Konosuke suplexes Bryan, BRAINBUSTER on the ramp! Kyle says Bryan should’ve listened, and this is what happens! Claudio gets a chair and he runs off the DCF, but the damage has been done! Will the American Dragon be able to recover in time for Dynasty?


My Thoughts:

Really good Collision, though half of it was a go-home to BOTB X with it being on right after this. Good promos from Athena and Billie, from The Undisputed Kingdom, and Red Velvet, but yeah, no titles are changing hands, even if it is the tenth BOTB special. Good promo from Mark Briscoe to add hype to the coming Six Man Tag, and of course The House of Black won tonight’s Six Man Tag. Good promo from Storm and Mariah ahead of Storm’s match with AZM that Storm of course won, but also good stuff with Anna and Mariah fighting. Good promos from Rosa and Deonna to add to the build, and maybe Rosa beats Storm at Dynasty, but hard to say with a week still to go.

Good promo from Jericho and Taz to set up this whole “meeting” with Hook, and I have a feeling that is where #LionHook really falls apart and we get Jericho VS Hook for the FTW Championship at Dynasty, or maybe Double or Nothing at the latest. Really good match from Shibata and Moriarty, and good save from Hook after to add a little more to the FTW Championship match scheduled for BOTB. Great match from Garcia VS Angelico though it was just for the sake of having a great match. I think I said before but Garcia really should get at a title after Dynasty, just not sure what title that’ll be.

Pac has a good promo to call out Okada, and then quite the big move for the tag title match to now be a ladder match. If feel like that’s just them telegraphing that The Bucks are winning because ladder matches are certainly more their thing than FTR’s. And good promos from both BCC and DCF, though the latter wasn’t needed other than to fill time. We know what Kyle & Hobbs were gonna go for after Callis’ promo, we didn’t need them doubling down on it. And while BCC of course won the match, the DCF then of course attacked after. The math here is a bit of a wash, Claudio surely loses to Ospreay, and then Ospreay and Bryan go in more or less even so it could be anyone’s win at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.7/10


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