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The NXT UK Heritage Cup Contenders Tournament wraps the opening round!

While the Heritage Cup Contenders Tournament closes its opening round, relive the ENTIRETY of the NXT UK Championship match from TakeOver 36!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • NXT UK Heritage Cup Contenders Tournament: Sam Gradwell VS Wolfgang; Wolfgang wins and advances to the second round.
  • Six Man Tag: Symbiosis VS Saxon Huxley, Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith; Huxley, Carter & Smith win.
  • NXT TakeOver 36 – NXT UK Championship: Walter VS Ilja Dragunov; Dragunov wins and becomes the new NXT UK Champion.

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NXT UK Heritage Cup Contenders Tournament: Sam Gradwell VS Wolfgang w/ Mark Coffey!

The Thunderstorm and the Last King of Scotland meet again but with something bigger on the line than just a win. Gradwell still talks a big game, can he back it up this time? Or will Wolfie be howling all the way to the semifinals?

Speaking of talking, Gradwell has a mic as he heads to the ring. “Alright, here we go. The Big Bad Wolf isn’t as scary the second time he comes a knocking. And tonight is about heritage, something a big burly loggerman like you knows nothing about! So this Thunderstorm is going to honorably, prestigiously, rattle your jowls and wobble your kidneys, you deep-fried yogurt!” Big talk all over again, but will Gradwell have to eat those words in six rounds or less?

Round one starts and the two circle. They tie up, Gradwell goes for an arm but Wolfgang gets away. They go again, collar ‘n’ elbow but Wolfgang headlocks. Gradwell gets away and makes sure his tiny mohawk is still okay. Another grapple, Wolfgang waistlocks but Gradwell moves around to get the ropebreak. Wolfgang lets off clean and the two reset again. They tie up with knuckle locks for a test of strength. Gradwell fights up, Wolfgang has the arm for an arm-drag to a wristlock! Gradwell kips up but Wolfgang wrangles him down. Gradwell gets up, chinbars but Wolfgang wrangles him again. Gradwell keeps getting up, powers through to wrench and have an armlock.

Wolfgang powers out and RAMS shoulders, Gradwell falls out of the ring! Gradwell tells Mark to keep back and then walks around the way. There’s trash talking as we are under a minute, but Wolfgang goes out to brawl with Gradwell! Gradwell hits big elbows but Wolfgang keeps him from getting in the ring. Gradwell ROCKS Wolfgang, gets in and then HOTSHOTS the arm! Wolfgang staggers, Gradwell is on the apron and he hits a FLYING FOREARM! Gradwell gets in at 25 seconds and the ring count is climbing! Wolfgang gets in at 7 of 10 and Gradwell stomps him! Final 10 seconds and Wolfgang puts Gradwell in a corner. Wolfgang blocks a slap to throw a haymaker, but the round ends!

Gradwell: 0; Wolfgang: 0

The ref has Wolfgang stop there and he gets a refresher in the corner. Gradwell talks trash even as he should be drinking water, and round two begins! The two tie up, Gradwell headlocks but Wolfgang throws body shots. Wolfgang powers out, Gradwell goes up but into a kitchen sink knee! Wolfgang dares Gradwell to get up but Gradwell scoots to ropes for defense. Gradwell tells Wolfgang to stay back but Wolfgang STOMPS him, then brings him up to EuroUpper him down! And again! Wolfgang clamps his claws into the side, turns Gradwell for a cover, TWO! Gradwell sputters but Wolfgang facelocks. Gradwell wrenches to uppercut Wolfgang’s arm!

Gradwell wrenches and YANKS the arm, then clamps on with an armlock. Gradwell grinds the shoulder, then adds a chinbar. Gradwell fish hooks but the ref reprimands so Gradwell focuses on the arm. Wolfgang fights and throws body shots. Wolfgang gets to his feet but Gradwell grinds the arm. Wolfgang whips Gradwell to a corner then back drops on the rebound! Less than a minute and Wolfgang hits a big corner splash! Gradwell staggers, Wolfgang goes up, FLYING AX HANDLE! Wolfgang runs to BASEMENT SENTON! Gradwell sputters and shouts in pain as Wolfgang poses over him. We’re at 30 seconds, Wolfgang brings Gradwell up slowly but Gradwell SLAPS him!

Gradwell runs away and Wolfgang wants him to return! The last 10 seconds and Gradwell uses the ref’s count to his advantage! The round is over and now Wolfgang is seething.

Gradwell: 0; Wolfgang: 0

A third of the way done and we’re still at zero, but Gradwell has things more in his favor psychologically. Round three begins but Wolfgang is ready with fast hands! Wolfgang fires off forearms, Gradwell shoves away and dodges. Wolfgang runs in, but into Gradwell’s KNEE! The knee brace Gradwell still has helps him here! Gradwell runs for an STO! Gradwell gets the fall!!

Gradwell: 1; Wolfgang: 0

Mark protests but Gradwell brags, “How’s that?!” The knee brace isn’t a weapon when its part of his ring gear, and now Gradwell feels great. Wolfgang gets help with his arm from Markus but now we’re in round four! Gradwell swipes at the bad arm but Wolfgang shields it behind him. Wolfgang blocks the kicks and boots, then knuckle locks. Gradwell shoots in to get the bad arm and WRING it out! Then a SPLASH onto the arm! Gradwell realizes that’s double-edged as he sputters, but he clamps onto Wolfgang’s arm again. A unique grip on the hammerlock but it allows Gradwell to chinbar, too. Gradwell mocks the howling but Wolfgang fires up to fire body shots!

Wolfgang gets Gradwell in the corner for heavy hands! Gradwell can’t get away as Wolfgang throws body shots and haymakers! Wolfgang whips corner to corner hard and Gradwell bounces off buckles! Wolfgang whips Gradwell the other way but Gradwell holds ropes to block! Gradwell YANKS Wolfgang’s bad arm, but Wolfgang blocks the STO! Wolfgang HEADBUTTS, then scoops for a CABER TOSS SUPLEX! Cover, Wolfgang ties it up!!

Gradwell: 1; Wolfgang: 1

Another refresher for Wolfgang but Gradwell focuses on just breathing smoothly. Gradwell snarls as round five begins and the two stare down! Wolfgang mocks the talking and throws haymakers! Gradwell staggers, Wolfgang throws more hands but Gradwell wrenches the bad arm! Wolfgang still throws body shots as Gradwell grinds the shoulder. Gradwell BOOTS then ROLLING ELBOWS! Cover, TWO!! Wolfgang survives and Gradwell can’t believe it. Mark coaches Wolfgang up but Gradwell pulls Wolfgang up by his hair. Gradwell throws heavy hands, then fireman’s carries. Wolfgang slips off and throws body shots into Gradwell’s ribs!

Wolfgang runs but Gradwell ducks the spear! And then hurdles it on the next try! Wolfgang comes back again and SPEARS Gradwell out of the air!! Cover, Wolfgang wins!

Winner: Wolfgang, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

A fast and furious five rounds from these two tanks, but the Howler is moving on! Will Teoman and his family be ready for the Gallus boy?

 

Sid Scala has a decision on Blair Davenport’s behavior.

“This is the Assistant to the NXT UK General Manager, Sid Scala. At this time, it is my unfortunate duty to inform you that due to the… actions of Blair Davenport last week, NXT management have had no choice but to suspend her from competition with immediate effect.” A logical move, but with no time window given, how long will the ruthless goth warrior have to wait on the sidelines?

 

NXT UK hears from Kenny Williams and Noam Dar.

Mr. Supernova 11 starts by saying, “Kenny Williams! The cockroach of NXT UK. Everyone knows you and I will do whatever it takes to get the job done.” But Dar knows Kenny thinks roaches are invincible. But Dar is “an elephant in this game.” And that means Dar will stomp Kenny out. But Kenny says that he knows Dar. And Dar isn’t willing to stoop to the levels Kenny is in order to win. That creates doubt, “like a little worm, gnawing its way through an apple, rotting it from the inside out.” So next week, the Supernova will be in the ring, but Kenny will already be in his head, living rent free.

Dar reminds us that he showed Kenny the ropes, and led the “dumb horse” to the water. Dar is everything Kenny wants to be. Dar is a standout, Kenny is just standing around. But Kenny says things are going to come crashing down for Dar, all thanks to the scum of the Earth. A couple of Chancers face off in the semifinals, but who pulls the more underhanded tactic and takes the win?

 

BREAKING NEWS!

After the incident between Pretty Deadly and the Coffey Brothers at a fountain last week, the two teams will collide in the ring! And bigger still, it will be for the NXT UK Tag Team Championships! Will Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley be able to prove Gallus Boys aren’t on top anymore? Or will Joe & Mark Coffey finally reign together in their kingdom?

 

Gallus regroups backstage.

For one, they’re celebrating Wolfgang’s big win in the Heritage Cup Contenders Tournament. But NXT UK Media walks over and asks how it feels. Gallus sings a song, “We’re havin’ a party~ when Wolfie wins!” But the Irish Ace gets upset by all this noise and barges out of his private locker room to tell them to stop. He was trying to get a massage, y’know. OoOoO~, a massage~! Fancy. Devlin says they can be all excited and all for Wolfgang, but the Coffey Brothers have a tag match to be getting ready for, they shouldn’t be making a ruckus in the hall. Pfft, whatever, man. Enjoy your massage.

Devlin says to Joe that maybe after the masseuse finishes with Devlin’s neck, she can work on Joe’s ego, seeing as how he got knocked out last week. Joe stares Devlin down but Devlin says take it easy, he’s wearing his housecoat (robe for non UK fans). Joe steps and Devlin flinches, which also hurts his neck. Joe chuckles at the pampered Ace and continues partying with the Gallus boys. Will things be golden for Joseph, Markus and Wolfie these next few weeks?

 

Six Man Tag: Symbiosis VS Saxon Huxley, Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith!

Eddie Dennis and his pack challenged the Divine Beast of the Astral Plane to find some tag partners on this plane of existence, and it turns out he did! The Predator Killer and the Prestige don’t much like the Welsh Dragon, Primate or Tyson T-Bone, either, but will they and the raving mad Huxley be able to work as a trio?

The trios sort out and Huxley starts against Dennis. But then Dennis tags to Primate and Primate runs in. Huxley KNEES and CLUBS Primate, but Primate headbutts back. Primate CLUBS and hammers away, but Huxley fires up! Huxley headlocks, Primate powers out but Huxley runs Primate over with a big shoulder! Primate falls out of the ring but gets up in a rage! Dennis keeps him from reentering and has him calm down. They need to use logic against Huxley’s manic ways, so Primate gets in to tag in T-Bone. T-Bone eggs Huxley on and the two circle. They used to tag together so T-Bone knows Huxley’s madness well.

They tie up, go around in a deadlock, but they break to snarl. They tie up again, go around more, and Huxley puts T-Bone on ropes. The ref counts, Huxley lets off fast but they tie up again! They go around more, ropes and a corner, then back to center to break again. T-Bone kicks, throws haymakers and heavy hands, but Huxley reverses the whip. T-Bone holds ropes to then elbow Huxley away and run him over with a shoulder. Things speed up, Huxley springs up for a BIG Thesz Press! Huxley headlocks, tag to Carter and they mug T-Bone. Carter fires off hands then tags in Smith, and Smith gets his shots in.

Smith facelocks but T-Bone powers Smith to the Symbiosis corner. Dennis again calls the shots, he has Primate wait and T-Bone back off. Primate tries to get a cheap shot in but Smith hits him first! Smith swings on Dennis but misses, and turns around into T-Bone’s EXPLODER! T-Bone gets Smith up to ROCK him in the back with a forearm, then pushes him off ropes to ROCK him again! Tag to Primate, T-Bone has Smith draped on the ropes for Primate’s SPRINGBOARD AX HANDLES! Cover, TWO! Primate tags Dennis and they mug Smith. Dennis brings Smith up but Smith throws hands! Dennis bobs ‘n’ weaves to ROCK Smith, then scoop for a swing, only for Smith to slip out!

Smith ROCKS Dennis in the back with a EuroUpper! Primate tags in to grab Smith, but Smith powers up to TOSS Primate away! Hot tag to Carter and he rallies on Primate! Slide and KNEE, then a LEG LARIAT! Carter fires up, Primate blocks the whip to whip Carter instead, but Carter QUEBRADAS! Cover, TWO! Carter runs in at the corner, WHEEL KICK! Dennis takes a swing from the apron but Carter ducks to sweep the legs! T-Bone gets in as Dennis falls, Carter kicks but T-Bone blocks! T-Bone throws the foot down but Carter uses that to handspring AX KICK! Primate returns and whips Carter hard into a corner! Carter tumbles up, out and to the floor!

Primate roars while Smith check son Carter. Dennis demands the tag and gets the tag, to then fetch Carter into the ring. Dennis aims from a corner and runs in for a basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Dennis is furious but he keeps Carter down with an armlock. T-Bone tags in, Symbiosis mugs Carter and then T-Bone reels Carter in for a back suplex BACKBREAKER T-Bone then gut wrenches and dead lifts to a CANADIAN RACK BACKBREAKER! T-Bone gets Carter up, throws hands then tags Primate. Dennis tells them what to do, and they whip Carter backwards into the buckles! And then again! And then they throw him down by his hair!

Primate and T-Bone get an arm each and DOUBLE STOMP Carter down! Primate covers, TWO!! Carter survives but Primate scowls as he throws down elbows. Tag to T-Bone, he keeps between Carter and his corner while stomping the fingers. T-Bone scoops, Carter fights free but T-Bone trips him up! T-Bone throws Carter away but Carter SUPERKICKS! Both men are down but crawling, hot tags to Dennis and HUXLEY! Huxley rallies on Dennis with big elbows and shoulders! Dennis staggers up into a KNEE, then a whip and KNEE! Huxley keeps that going, kitchen sink knee to a running ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO!! Dennis survives but Huxley fires up!

Huxley goes to a corner, Primate runs in but Huxley kicks him down! FLYING CLOTHESLINE to Dennis! Cover, TWO! Huxley hauls Dennis up, tags Smith in, and Smith joins him in a DOUBLE SUPLEX! Smith fires up as he gets Dennis up with both hands! Pop-up to a fireman’s carry but Primate gets in! The ref is busy with Primate as Dennis slips out and shoves Smith into T-Bone’s SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Dennis picks Smith up, SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Smith survives and Dennis is furious! Tag to T-Bone, he hurries to DECK Huxley! T-Bone scoops Smith and then tags in Primate.

Primate goes up, T-Bone hits OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE, to the DIVING HEADBUTT from Primate! Cover, Carter breaks it in time! Dennis gets back in but Carter throws him out then PLANCHAS! Huxley gets in to CROSSBODY T-Bone and himself out of the ring! Primate staggers up and over to Smith but Smith shoves him away. Smith runs in, Primate pops him up and over. Smith dodges Primate to send him into the buckles, then CLOBBERS him with a clothesline! Tag to Carter, Smith gets Primate up in an Electric Chair. Carter springboards, DOOMSDAY CUTTER!! Cover, Carter’s team wins!

Winners: Saxon Huxley, Oliver Carter & Ashton Smith, by pinfall

Who could’ve seen these three making it work?! Smith was reluctant going into things, but Huxley kept his word and they definitely could count on him! But is this fight with Symbiosis far from over?

 

NXT UK Media catches up with Stevie Turner.

They ask the Fourth Dimensional star how she feels about her loss to Meiko Satomura. Well in just her fourth match here, she got an opportunity for the NXT UK Women’s Championship. And through that loss, the Final Boss gave Stevie the “blueprints for her defeat.” Stevie speaks to Meiko through this interview, saying that, “Final Boss or not, I am still and always be two levels-” But then Emilia McKenzie interrupts and says it is rather interesting how Stevie can still stand here and badmouth the champion, when she beat her already. And Millie will beat Stevie, too, actually. Anything else? No? Bye.

Millie leaves and Stevie mocks her behind her back. “Classic Emilia, you’re just so two-dimensional.” Stevie huffs and puffs, but will she be able to defy time and space by overcoming #SuplexMillie on the way back to the NXT UK Women’s Champion?

 

Pretty Deadly speaks.

“Is that deja vu?” “Deja vu?” Hmm… Well, six months ago, they were in this exact spot! Heading into a championship match against the Gallus boys! But what’s changed, really? This time, Pretty Deadly are the champions! So they can try and embarrass Sam & Lewis all you want, but the truth is, Gallus just doesn’t scare them! Last time, Pretty Deadly looked better than Gallus. And they will again. Last time, they punched harder than Gallus. And they will again! And last time, they outsmarted Gallus. And they will again, because now and every other time it is Gallus Boys not quite on top. But will it be very different when it’s the Coffey Brothers in the ring, not just Gallus?

 

NXT TakeOver 36 – NXT UK Championship: Walter VS Ilja Dragunov!

Here it is! The highly anticipated rematch between Ring General and Moscow Madman from all the way back in 2020! Dragunov now watches this back for the very first time, and he remembers exactly how that walk to the ring felt. There was really only one thought on his mind. Given all the intensity he had last time, he wanted to top that. No one else knows how many hours Dragunov trained day in and day out, five days a week, thinking about everything he could to game plan this rematch. After the first match, where he gave everything then, he needed to have more in his back pocket. He got into the right shape, the right mindset, and had the weight on his shoulders.

Dragunov continues as he watches Walter’s entrance. This was the biggest moment of his life, and to be honest, he didn’t know what he’d do. He just put everything he could into the strengths he already had, and added to those. Performing at this level needs ridiculous levels of strength and stamina to lift a man as big as Walter, to endure the strikes from a man as big as Walter, and so he realized there was no one way to prepare, just that you had to be mentally ready. Not just mental intensity but actual intelligence. But this time, he at least knew something had to be different from before, so he relied on that experience and knowledge here.

The introductions are made, the title is raised, and the encore of this epic begins!

Rhea Ripley speaks on this match, how she’d seen them work in person in NXT UK. “They always, always bring the brutality and absolutely batter each other, and it’s so intense to watch.” Walter hip tosses, clinches Dragunov at the ropes, and the ref counts. Dragunov avoids a chop to give a CHOP! And dodges again to CHOP again! Cesaro says this is what most people expected, Dragunov with his game plan based on the first match and very much in control. But could he stay in control while Walter brought the aggression? Walter facelocks and grinds Dragunov down but Dargunov slips around. Walter counters back to get the facelock again.

Walter throws in knees as Drew McIntyre says, “I love a match that I can show to anybody in the world, especially new WWE fans. Say whatever you think about wrestling, and I’ll show you this, tell me what you think after. And their preconceptions are, certainly were vastly changed after watching a match like this. Dragunov fights the German Suplex to hook a leg and rolls Walter to then keep the leg. Walter kicks free of the Crab but Dragunov comes back with a BIG shoulder tackle! Dragunov keeps moving, Walter leaps but into a SPINEBUSTER!

Finn Balor remembers being in the ring with Dragunov before, “everything he does has impact.” Walter and Balor haven’t had a match yet, but he can tell, “neither of these guys pull punches, man.” Dragunov hits a headlock takeover and fans are fired up as he keeps Walter down. Walter fights up, pushes with a forearm but Dragunov hits another takeover. Fans rally and duel as Walter fights and Cesaro says it was so great this match got to be in front of a crowd, especially a TakeOver crowd. That’s a good headlock, too. “That’s how you ground a big man.”

Walter fights to get up again as Sheamus says he does love the physicality. This is something that as the business is changing, more and more people expect. Both lads bring it, especially Dragunov given the mismatch in weight and size but has plenty of heart. Walter fights up again, puts Dragunov in a corner, and the ref calls for the ropebreak. Walter lets off but throws a cheap shot forearm! Dragunov comes back with forearms of his own! And again and again and again! Dragunov ROCKS Walter, then catches the chop! Walter tries to get free but Dragunov hits another arm-drag!

Rhea says she’s seen Dragunov multiple times backstage just headbutt a wall until he bled from his forehead. “Um, he’s crazy. So he’s definitely the right person to be in the ring with Walter.” Dragunov has the short arm scissor but Walter moves around as fans rally and duel. Dragunov drags Walter back down and Dragunov says that this was the first moment in this match he realized he was in trouble. “You ride the bull here. One of the best in the world and you allow yourself one little mistake, you pay for it.” Walter dead lifts Dragunov to put him on the top rope, Dragunov knows he pays for it here with the CHOP that sends him off the top and to the floor!

Dragunov says you can’t make even one mistake with a man like Walter. “And if you do, you got to have a game plan on how to turn it around.” Dragunov winces watching his past self take an APRON POWERBOMB from Walter! Walter had Dragunov there for a moment, taking a shot like that. Walter puts Dragunov in the ring, kicks him around and puts on a sleeper! Dragunov fights it off and pulls the arm down! They end up on ropes, Walter SLAPS Dragunov’s arms to then GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov staggers but falls into a corner! Walter stalks over, stomps Dragunov down but lets off as the ref counts. Walter drags Dragunov but Dragunov resists the Boston Crab!

Walter tries turning the other direction, kicks Dragunov over and has a DEEP Boston Crab! Cesaro says Walter can make even the simplest holds extremely effective. But that’s why Walter still uses those standard moves, from elbow drops to body slams. Boston Crab is a well known hold, and that’s why it is so effective. We all know the pain of being bent back like that, and Walter makes it so much more effective. You see it in Dragunov’s body and how easily Walter can just transition. It is a testament to the nature of wrestling. Walter toys with Dragunov as fans rally and duel and Walter throws a forearm. Dragunov throws a forearm back and we have a brawl!

Dragunov CHOPS, Walter CHOPS! Then puts on the SLEEPER! Toni Storm says, “It must be the closest thing to wrestling a bus, is going toe to toe with Walter.” Dragunov holds off Walter’s piledriver and back drops Walter up and over! Fans are thunderous for the feat of strength but Walter ROCKS Dragunov with a forearm! Dragunov JUMP KICKS then runs to LARIAT and LARIAT and into a knee! Whip and CONSTANTINE- NO! URENAGE!! Cover, TWO!! Rhea says that after what Dragunov’s gone through, she can only imagine the pain he is in.

“Walter’s just battering him and all he’s doing is fighting back. He’s got so much heart, he’s so strong, it’s just absolutely incredible.” If Rhea was in this position, she isn’t sure she could even stand. She can go through a lot of pain, but it’s props to Dragunov, “he’s just an animal.” Cesaro says Dragunov will fight from any position, even being on the mat and in pain. Walter is doing Walter things but Dragunov refuses to stay down. Walter CHOPS Dragunov back down, and Cesaro says the ref does a good job checking on Dragunov. Dragunov drags himself up the ropes, Walter BOOTS him! Dragunov wobbles then falls, but keeps himself up with his hands.

Walter paces, gives toying kicks, but Dragunov gets up to CHOP! And CHOP! Walter CHOPS, the hands fly and Dragunov eggs Walter on! Fans are thunderous as Walter ROCKS Dragunov again! Dragunov catches a clothesline and goes Matrix as he arm-drags Walter into a wristlock! Dragunov keeps hold of that arm but Walter fights up to his feet. Dragunov KNEES away on Walter’s chest then fires off BACK HAND after BACK HAND! Dragunov roars, fans roar with him and he BACK HANDS again! Walter SLAPS, Dragunov SLAPS! Wrench and leg hook, and Dragunov just rains down elbows! Walter fights up to a fireman’s carry but the elbows keep coming!

Walter tosses Dragunov but Dragunov still has the arm! Dragunov reels Walter in for another KNEE! Both men are down but fans are thunderous again! Dragunov staggers up and leaps at Walter, only for Walter to CLOBBER him out of the air! Sheamus says that clothesline, then the follow up LARIAT, “zero air between these shots.” Sheamus isn’t sure how Dragunov was feeling after the match, but he’s a younger guy, surely he was feeling alright. The CWC is thunderous for “N X T! N X T!” as Walter sits up first. Dragunov slowly follows and the rallying and dueling are as hard as ever! Walter aims as Dragunov drags himself up the ropes, and he CHOPS Dragunov on the back!!

But that was a mistake! The berserker within is unleashed!! Walter is a little worried, but he goes to boot! Dragunov blocks that and reels Walter in for a LARIAT! Dragunov is a madman for sure as Sheamus says that some people don’t like the physicality. Sheamus admits he can’t take shots to the back of the neck but those who are comfortable in any situation, that physicality shown, “it’s good for business.” Dragunov hits Walter hard with just an enziguri then gets Walter up for a T-BONE SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Walter survives but the CWC is electric! “This is Awesome!” as Dragunov crawls to a corner.

Dragunov climbs up but Walter begs for mercy? NO MERCY as Dragunov goes COAST2COAST! Dragunov gets up the other corner, SUPER SENTON!! Dragunov aims from a corner, runs in, but Walter catches the torpedo to a SLEEPER! SLEEPER SUPLEX!! But Dragunov is right up for a BLINDSIDE TORPEDO MOSCOW!! Fans are losing their minds over that one as both men are down again! “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!!” TORPEDO MOSCOW to the face!! Cover, TWO!??! Balor says the crowd is eating this up, wanting to see Walter fall and Dragunov win. “I think it’s… His energy is just captivating.”

Dragunov thinks of what he has to do when two shots from his best haven’t done it. Fans chant “Fight Forever!” as Dragunov gets up. Balor loves seeing the colors Dragunov’s chest and back have become from these shots. Dragunov CHOPS, CHOPS and then spins to CHOP a leg! Walter hobbles, Dragunov runs in but into a CHOP!! Cover, TWO!!! Walter hurries to a corner, climbs up top but Dragunov springs up to get him! SUPERPLEX!! Walter flounders up as Dragunov goes back up top, COAST2COAST! Both men are back down and Toni says this is a different breed of human. She doesn’t know anyone who can take as much punishment and still get up. “It’s superhuman!”

Dragunov runs in but into a SHOTGUN DROPKICK from Walter! Walter gets Dragunov up, WALTER BOMB!! High stack, TWO?!!? Toni again says that seeing Walter just do his thing is absolutely terrifying. But knowing Dragunov’s strength to keep going… She saw him training in NXT UK, and as scary as it is to watch, she’s also not surprised. Walter SLAPS and SLAPS Dragunov around then hits a RUNNING KNEE! ANOTHER WALTER BOMB!! McIntyre says Walter going up top here, bigger guys like them, sometimes you do it because you can. WALTER SPLASH, TWO!!! This match is all about bringing out your best stuff and other stuff because you have to.

McIntyre speaks to his own moments where he flies out of the ring. He sees his opponent, or many opponents, outside and thinks, “The risk is worth the reward.” Or in the case of Walter, it’s “I don’t know what I have to do to beat this guy,” so pull out all the stops. You might see things from certain superstars when they get desperate, as Walter is throwing heavy forearms and haymakers on Dragunov on the mat. Walter turns Dragunov over to get the SLEEPER, but Dragunov arm-drags free! Walter BOOTS, Dragunov stays up and he dodges the clothesline to go up and up in a corner! FLYING HEADBUTT!

Sheamus says, this is almost like UFC or something, just both men pounding away on each other. Dragunov fires down elbow after elbow then puts Walter in a sleeper! Walter endures, fights back up, and goes to a corner! Walter climbs, fans go nuts as Walter SUPER BACKPACK SENTONS! Dragunov lets go, but he comes back with more furious elbows!! SLEEPER!! Walter is fading and Dragunov says that he knew he had Walter here. Dragunov knew and told himself to not let go at all. Walter gets up to BACKPACK SENTON again, but Dragunov still holds! This was Dragunov’s only option and shouted he was not letting go. The crowd knew Dragunov was never giving up, too.

Dragunov does let go of the hold in the match so that he can KICK away on Walter’s head and shoulders and CLUB away on the back. Dragunov says he wasn’t even really feeling anything other than the thought of giving it his all. CHOP to the back of Walter’s back, receipts as far as Dragunov is concerned. The SLEEPER is back on, and Walter taps! Dragunov wins! “What a moment.”

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by submission (NEW NXT UK Champion)

“That is exactly the result of a lot of years of hard work, struggle, pain. So pure, so real, it’s unbelievable.” Dragunov will never, ever forget this. It is the best moment of his life, second to the birth of his son, because this is the birth of Dragunov’s legacy. We will all see how the Czar builds upon this legacy as NXT UK moves into the future.


My Thoughts:

What an awesome episode, especially because of the TakeOver 36 NXT UK Championship encore. Great to see this awesome match again, and with commentary from Dragunov, as well as now RawDown wrestlers who were either in NXT UK or are just from the UK and Europe. I will say: Couldn’t we get reactions from like The New Day or AJ Styles? Just saying that being badass and brutal is universal, and it’d show that others in this company are aware of what NXT UK is doing. But anyway, a great way to close off this chapter for NXT UK and enter into the next, since we’re also seeing changes in NXT prime starting next week.

The new material tonight was also still great stuff. The Six Man was a lot of good stuff, and I’m actually glad they kinda skipped the possible dysfunction between Huxley and Smith to give their team the win. I feel like Symbiosis is either going to fall apart of go through another transformation. Something about the interactions with Dennis and Primate might make Primate come off as the unruly weak link that Dennis will remove, same as they did when Wild Boar failed (and got injured for real I think). Then we got a very good promo vignette from Dar and Williams, hyping up their Heel VS Heel dynamic that I am going to love seeing play out in their British Rounds match.

Gradwell VS Wolfgang certainly felt like one of the faster moving, harder hitting and overall shorter British Rounds matches, but in a good way. We got to five rounds fast and in the end, it was a fast and furious finish with that final spear. Wolfgang makes sense as the one to move on, as he’ll be the only real Face in the final four. Plus, it is a great tease that each of the Gallus boys could have something soon enough. Getting Pretty Deadly VS Coffey Brothers next week in the main event and for the titles is going to be great, but I fear they’re already looking past it with Joe Coffey and Devlin starting beef.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (2/24/24)

The Collision Cowboys ride again!

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Can Papa Gunn breathe with the Switchblade?

The Bang Bang Scissor Gang wants to run AEW, but they need to prove they can work together, no matter what! Will Jay White, Colten & Billy make a winning combination?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hobbs wins.
  • FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions; FTR wins.
  • Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black; wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS ???
  • Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost; wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS ???
  • Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama; wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!

Just last night on Rampage, The Spanish God called out the Don Callis Family, and then got jumped by the Don Callis Family! Callis and the rest of the family has been banned from ringside, as has Chris Jericho, this must be settled between Sammy and Hobbs! Will there be anything left of Sammy to return home to his wife and daughter? Or will The Book of Hobbs call for no mercy and no remains?

The moment Hobbs hops off the corner, Sammy JUMP KNEES! The bell rings, Sammy runs up to JUMP KNEE again! Hobbs staggers around, but he catches Sammy to TOSS him to a corner! Hobbs runs in, Sammy dodges and RAMS in! Sammy ENZIGIRS, Hobbs staggers, and Sammy springboards, FLYING CUTTER! The fans fire up as Hobbs staggers back to his feet. Sammy runs up to clothesline Hobbs and himself out of the ring! Sammy shouts, “I’m a freakin’ Collider now!” Sammy gets the steel steps in place and the fans fire up. Sammy comes back to whip Hobbs but Hobbs reverses! Sammy leaps the steps!

Hobbs runs up, but Sammy sends him into railing! Sammy repositions the steps, gets space and runs in, to use the steps to LEAP! But Hobbs catches Sammy, and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM on the steps!! Sammy writhes and flounders away but Hobbs tells the ref to get outta the way. The fans boo, Hobbs soaks it up, and Hobbs drags Sammy up. Hobbs says Sammy wanted this, and he brings Sammy around to DECK him with a haymaker! The fans duel, Hobbs scoops Sammy, APRON POWERSLAM! And again! And again! Hobbs then SLINGS Sammy into railing! The fans fire up as Hobbs says one more time!

Hobbs hauls Sammy back up, for a fake out. Hobbs doesn’t do what the fans want him to do, he does what he wants. Hobbs moves the other set of steps around, brings Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into railing! Hobbs asks Kevin Kelley what he’s going on about but Kevin isn’t sure Hobbs means. Hobbs tells Kevin to stand up so Kevin does, and then Hobbs demands Kevin hand over his belt. His belt? Hobbs tells him again, give over the belt. Kevin gives in and hands said belt over. Hobbs then takes the belt and uses it to LASH Sammy on the back! Fans are torn but Hobbs LASHES Sammy again!

Sammy writhes, Nigel tells Kevin this is his fault. Hobbs winds up, Sammy dodges the belt to SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK again! Sammy grabs a chair, and he SMACKS Hobbs with it! And then HEADSHOT! Hobbs flounders against railing but the fans fire up as Sammy stalks him. Sammy tosses Hobbs the chair to KICK it into him! Then Sammy cravats, uses the steps, but Hobbs turns the cutter into a TOSS over the railing! Sammy’s leg clips the top, but Hobbs hauls him back up and over! But Sammy slips free, and CUTTERS to the steps!! Sammy gets the belt now and he LASHES Hobbs in return!

Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a table! The fans fire up as Sammy sets the table up nearby. Sammy has security move aside, so he can slide that chair off the table and into Hobbs! Sammy then adds another table! If one is good, more must be better! The fans fire up with Sammy as he has those side by side. Hobbs goes to the apron but Sammy climbs up. Sammy aims and leaps, but Hobbs catches him again!! And he SPINEBUSTERS Sammy through the tables!!! All of Springfield, Missouri lose their minds while the ref checks on both men, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Hobbs snarls as he slowly rises up out of the wreckage. Sammy stirs but Hobbs clears out the debris to bring him up. Hobbs HEADBUTTS Sammy and Sammy staggers away. Sammy gets in the ring but Hobbs pursues. Hobbs climbs the corner?! Hobbs then FLYING LARIATS! The Powerhouse proves he can fly, then he covers, TWO!! Sammy survives but Hobbs grinds him into the mat! Hobbs talks trash on Sammy while he fishhooks the nose and pulls on the ear! Hobbs then drags Sammy up, whips him to a corner hard, and Sammy drops to his knees. Hobbs looms over Sammy, eggs him on, and the fans rally up.

Hobbs talks more trash, stands Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into another corner! Collision returns to single picture as Sammy crawls around. Hobbs looms over Sammy again, slaps him around, and then whips him into another corner! Hobbs runs up, Sammy dodges and Hobbs hits buckles! Sammy uses the corner to help in the torture rack! Fans fire up as Sammy carries Hobbs, and GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, TWO?!? Hobbs survives and Sammy is shocked! The fans rally as Sammy hurries to find himself something more. Sammy takes a monitor from the timekeeper!

Sammy brings the equipment into the ring, MONITOR SHOT!! But that’s not enough so Sammy looks around outside. He finds another table! The fans are thunderous as table number three is put in the ring. Sammy hurries after Hobbs but Hobbs LARIATS Sammy inside-out! Hobbs storms around, grabs the table for his own and sets that up near a corner. Hobbs goes back for Sammy as the fans rally up, and Hobbs hauls Sammy up. Sammy JAWBREAKERS back! Hobbs wobbles, but Sammy SUPERKICKS! Hobbs still wobbles, so Sammy springboards and FLYING- NO, Hobbs catches him again! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, TWO!!!

Sammy survives and now Hobbs is furious! Hobbs runs to BOOT Sammy down! Hobbs goes out while Sammy flops off the apron. Hobbs looks around under the ring, and he brings out a fourth table! The fans fire up as Hobbs brings this one to the ramp side. Hobbs sets that up, stomps Sammy to keep him down, then he goes to fetch a fifth table! The fans are thunderous, this might be the most tables in a non-table match! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops him, and aims, but Sammy slips free to POST Hobbs first! Sammy fires up again while Hobbs staggers around. Sammy chugs a fan’s beer, then SMASHES Hobbs with the bottle!

The fans fire up as Hobbs ends up on the tables! The fans give Sammy another beer, to SMASH it on Hobbs again! Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a LADDER! The fans are loving it, because now we’ve entered TLC territory! Sammy gets that ladder in the ring while the fans lose their minds! Sammy moves table number three outta the way so he can stand his ladder up. And it’s a big ladder! Fans chant “Please Don’t Die!” because this is extra crazy even for Sammy! Sammy climbs to the second highest rung, takes aim, and shoutout to Jeff Hardy! SUPER SWANTON BOMB through the tables!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as the ref checks Sammy. Sammy gets Hobbs up and into the ring and the fans fire up again. “This is Awesome!” as Sammy takes table number three and sets it back up! Hobbs flounders, Sammy pushes him onto that table and punches him down. Sammy then goes to the corner, which is comparatively short, but Hobbs shoves the ref into Sammy!! Sammy is stuck on the top rope and Hobbs snarls as he storms up after him! Hobbs brings Sammy up for the scoop! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM THROUGH THE TABLE!! Cover, Hobbs wins!!

Winner: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall

All that damage done to Hobbs and he still took the win! Is there no stopping the Don Callis Family with the Powerhouse behind it?

 

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Jon Moxley is with Claudio Castagnoli as he shares a story. “When Claudio first comes to America, he shows up at the gym to train with William Regal and Dave Taylor. When Dave pulls up, Claudio’s sitting on the front step, there’s no cars around. Dave says, ‘How’d you get here?’ Claudio says, ‘I walked.’ Dave says, ‘From the airport? 20+ miles?’ Claudio says, ‘Yeah.'” That was day one. You think 20 minutes is a lot to Claudio? It’s nothing, he’s a freak. Moxley is a freak in a different way, needing to get hit in the face a couple times just to wake up. And while Moxley’s not a sprinter, he can run all day and all night.

You will never win a war of attrition with the BCC. When it’s a game of who can endure, you have no chance. But the BCC don’t get paid by the hour and they don’t wanna wrestle like they do. So time limit draws for them are unsatisfactory. So congrats, FTR, you pissed them off! Good job. But if you wanna challenge them for Revolution, you wanna pay homage to tag team wrestling in one of the wrestling Meccas, Greensboro, North Carolina, they accept. The four of them will show the world that all that history is just that. This is 2024, this is AEW, the BCC are the elite of the elite, and this sport evolves.

Claudio, what’s Moxley thinking of right now? Well, tag team wrestling, Midnight Express, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Arn ‘n’ Tully, Crockett Promotions, its entire history. And about FTR, how they look to the past, how they wanna bring back the past. The BCC looks to the future. The BCC creates the style and the wrestling that they wanna see today. So FTR, if you wanna live in the past, fine. But if you wanna step into the future, that path is through them! And all you have to do is just be better than Moxley & Claudio.

Moxley also keeps thinking, that can’t be all that FTR had. Because it feels like they unloaded all their heavy artillery, every magazine, while the BCC barely pulled the trigger. If FTR want to be big names in Greensboro, then they’ll have to swim in deep, deep waters. Claudio tells FTR to bring the whole bag of tricks, because they’ll need it. The match is set, but just how far will both teams go to settle the score?

 

FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are ready for another fight with the BCC, but for right now, they’ve got the STP! Will the #TopGuys still be FTR? Or will Lee Moriarty & Shane Taylor himself prove they’re in that conversation now?

The teams sort out and Dax starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Lee and Dax tie up, Lee waistlocks and headlocks, then wrenches to hammerlock. Lee shoves Dax then claps at him, but Dax keeps it cool. Dax tags Cash, Cash runs up but Lee avoids him. The two feel things out, tie up and go around, then break the deadlock. They reset, tie up again, and Lee wrenches to spin Cash and wrangle him. Lee steps over, has La Magistrol, TWO! Lee pushes Cash around and then dances at him. Cash storms up but Lee backs off. Lee smirks at Cash then resets with him. They tie up, Lee headlocks, but Cash powers out.

Cash drops, drops, and hurdles to then ELBOW Lee down! Then arm-drag! Cash has the armlock and he slaps Lee around. Cash tags Dax, whips Lee, drop toehold and elbow drop! Fans rally up and Dax brings Lee up. Dax wrenches but Lee powers him to the corner! Tag to Shane but Dax gets away. Shane and Dax circle, talk some trash, and tie up. Dax headlocks, Shane powers up and out, but Dax RAMS him! Shane says not today! Dax runs again, RAMS again, but Shane stays up. Dax RAMS Shane again, and again, but Shane scoops! Dax slips free, waistlocks, but Shane bucks the O’Conner. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, but stays back to avoid hands.

The fans fire up as Dax and Shane reset, tie up, and Dax headlocks. Shane powers up and out, Dax SHOTGUNS him! Shane comes back but Dax avoids the senton! Dax wrenches, but Shane LARIATS! Shane drags Dax up, tags Lee, and STP mugs Dax. Lee throws knees, snapmares Dax and basement dropkicks! Lee drags Dax up, ROCKS hi, but Dax puts him in a corner to CHOP! And CHOP! Dax brings Lee around, wrenches, but Lee ROCKS Dax! And CHOPS him! Dax CHOPS again! And again! Lee swings, Dax ducks and picks Lee up, but Shane tags in before the atomic drop! Lee hobbles away, Dax ROCKS Shane!

Dax runs up to whip Lee but Lee reverses. Dax rebounds off buckles to CLOBBER Lee, but Shane CLOBBERS Dax! Cover, TWO! Dax survives, Shane talks trash on Cash, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Dax up, puts him in a corner, then winds up to CHOP! Dax sputters and Shane talks more trash. Shane stands Dax up, winds up, and CHOPS again! Shane keeps Dax in the corner, whips him corner to corner hard, and Dax falls back! Shane talks more trash to Cash but the ref keeps Cash back. Shane tags Lee, STP mugs Dax and Lee puts Dax in a corner. Lee fires forearms, then climbs up to rain down fists! Lee gloats but Dax CHOPS from below! Lee stomps but Dax CHOPS! They clinch, go around, and end up on ropes. Shane tags in, he throws hands on Dax! Shane scoops and SLAMS Dax, then stares Cash down while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shane has Dax in a bearhug! Dax endures the squeeze but the fans rally up. The ref checks Dax, the hand drops once. The hand drops twice! But then Dax comes back to life! And he BITES Shane’s forehead! The ref reprimands but Shane lets Dax go. Dax back suplexes, but falls over under Shane! Shane covers, TWO! Tag to Lee, and STP gets Dax up. Lee whips Dax but Dax turns the back drop into a cradle! TWO, and Dax CHOPS! Dax puts on a SLEEPER, but Lee RAMS him iont a corner! Tag to Shane, Dax fires hands on STP! Dax swings, Lee gets around to IRON OCTOPUS!

Shane runs up to KNEE Dax! Dax staggers to a corner, Shane clotheslines, then URENAGES! Shane goes up the corner, Cash shouts to Dax, but Shane leaps! Shane FLOPS as Dax moves! Dax and Shane crawl, hot tag to Lee! Lee drags Dax back but Dax hops up and up and hot tags Cash! Cash rallies on Lee, JAB, JAB and HAYMAKER! HAYMAKER for Shane! CHOP for Lee! Cash UPPERCUTS Lee, CHOPS him, then brings Lee out to LARIAT! Shane storms up but Cash spins him and UPPERCUTS! Cash runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and LARIATS Shane down! Fans fire up but Lee is back! Cash gets around, SLEEPER, into UPPERCUT!

Lee rebounds, into a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives and bails out while the fans fire up. Cash drags Lee up from the apron, suplexes, but Shane trips Cash! Lee lands on Cash, TWO! Lee waistlocks, Cash switches, but Lee switches! Cash bucks the O’Conner but Lee distracts the ref so Shane can DECK Cash! Lee rolls Cash up, TWO!!! Cash survives but Lee brings him up. Lee whips Cash at the corner but Cash BLASTS Shane! Cash goes up and over Lee, then does it again! Tag to Dax, sunset flip leads to the pop-up, BULLDOG BOMB! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

BCC said FTR live in the past, but they used an old school finisher to win! Cash gets the mic now as the fans chant for FTR, and Cash says, “So a few weeks ago, Jon Moxley said, ‘Step up, and get stepped on.'” The fans boo that, but Cash tells Moxley, FTR is like a couple roaches. It’ll take much more than getting stepped to kill them! The fans cheer that! So that said, if BCC has anything more to say, they know where FTR’s gonna be. Dax tells Moxley & Claudio that he heard everything they had to say. They talked about differing styles and different eras, how FTR are throwbacks and the past is what they care about.

“That’s not what this is about. Moxley, you’ve been here since almost the beginning. For almost five years, you’ve been the king of AEW. This is your castle! This is your house, Mox! And I see you, Mox. And I see Claudio, and I see Bryan. I see you walk around the back, and people cower and they fear and they drop their eyes because they’re afraid of you. I think the reason you’re pissed off is you found a couple guys who ain’t scared of you.” The fans cheer that, too! FTR ain’t scared. But if Moxley is the king and this is his castle, it’s been said that to be a king, you gotta kill a king. So Revolution, FTR comes for the king’s head. #TopGuysOut!

The fans fire up as Dax & Cash are ready to be more elite than the elite of the elite! Will either team be left standing after the Revolution?

 

 


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Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Results & Report! (2/24/24)

WWE goes Down Under!

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Who survives Perth to head for Philadelphia?

The Road to WrestleMania passes through Perth, Australia, with two massive Elimination Chambers! Who will face Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kickoff Show – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The Kabuki Warriors VS Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell; The Kabuki Warriors win and retain the titles.
  • Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match: Becky Lynch VS Raquel Rodriguez VS Naomi VS Liv Morgan VS Bianca Belair VS Tiffany Stratton; Becky wins and will challenge for the title at WrestleMania 40.
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Finn Balor & Damian Priest w/ Dominik Mysterio VS Tyler Bate & Pete Dunne; Finn & Priest win and retain the titles.
  • World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match: Randy Orton VS Drew McIntyre VS LA Knight VS Bobby Lashley VS Kevin Owens VS Logan Paul; McIntyre wins and will challenge for the title at WrestleMania 40.
  • Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley VS Nia Jax; Rhea wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!

Join Megan Morant, Sam Roberts & Peter Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action on the golden shores of Perth, Australia!

 

The Rock has a message!

“Oh, I know, everybody wants to know what’s happening down in Perth, Australia. It’s gonna be this weekend, right? Is that right? Yeah, The Rock knows when it’s happening, y’know why? Because they kept asking The Rock, ‘Rock, will you go down to Perth? Will ya come down to Perth, Australia?’ Listen, The Rock can’t be there in Perth, he wishes he could be there in Perth, he’s gonna be there in spirit and that’s all that matters. The People’s Champ’s spirit is gonna be there in Perth. But here’s who else is gonna be there in Perth: Grayson Waller, doing the Waller Effect. It’s that show, it’s a big show.

“It’s a big show here in the states, and it’s an even bigger show down there in Australia? Y’know why? Y’know why, Dumbo? Because Australia is his country, it’s his home country, the people are gonna go crazy for him. But here’s what’s happening. Here’s the BS that’s happening now down in Australia. Cody Rhodes and his little girlfriend, Seth Rollins, are gonna go on the Waller Effect. Here’s the thing, I need you, and you, and this goof holding the camera and this one holding the microphone over here, I need all of you guys to make sure that Perth knows this some BS happening.

“And if those guys, meaning Cody and his little girlfriend, Seth, if they start talking trash, let The Rock know. Tell The Rock. Because here’s what’s gonna happen: The Rock is gonna slap the piss out of both of them, just like that. As a matter of fact, if those two talk trash, The Rock will fly down there to Perth before that interview is over and he’ll do it. Don’t wonder why The Rock can make it that quick, The Rock makes magic happen. Do you understand? All right, that’s all The Rock has to say about Perth. Perth, Australia, get ready because the WWE is coming. Let The Rock know if those two jabronies talk trash. IF YA SA-MELLLL~… what The Rock… is cooking.”

 

Kickoff Show – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The Kabuki Warriors VS Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell!

It was just last night on SmackDown that Asuka & Kairi Sane made good on their promise to get Dakota Kai back. But now, they must shift things from personal to business as they take on the Poison Pixie and the hometown hero, #IndiWrestling! Will Damage CTRL return to the US still golden? Or will Candice & Indi find the way to win?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see what it takes to take control!

The teams sort out and Kairi starts against Indi. The fans fire up already as Indi and Kairi circle. They tie up, go around, and Indi headlocks. Indi grinds Kairi down, Kairi throws body shots and powers out, only for Indi to run her over! The fans cheer and Indi smiles, but Kairi scrambles away. Asuka coaches Kairi up and Kairi rests with Indi. Kairi gets around Indi, CLUBS away on her, but fans boo. Kairi headlocks, grinds the hold, but Indi fights up. Indi lifts Kairi and fans cheer as Indi shoves Kairi away. Indi drops down, hurdles, and BOOTS Kairi! The fans fire up again as Indi drags Kairi over and tags Candice.

Indi scoops to SLAM Kairi, then she and Candice combine, inverted wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Candice keeps on Kairi with a wrench but Kairi stomps Candice’s foot! Kairi brings Candice over, tag to Asuka and Kairi feeds Candice to Asuka’s boots! Asuka taunts Candice, taunts the fans, and soaks up the heat. Asuka pie faces, but Candice blocks the kick! Candice spins Asuka to fire off CHOPS and haymakers! The fans fire up with Mrs. Wrestling as she fires off in the corner! Candice runs in to back body block, then snapmare and STEP-UP SENTON! Cover, TWO! Asuka hangs tough but Candice facelocks.

Asuka RAMS Candice into a corner! And again! Asuka backs off to go corner to corner, but Candice ELBOWS her away! Candice goes up, but Asuka runs back in. Candice BOOTS Asuka away again, and Asuka fakes pain to distract the ref. This allows Kairi to SHOVE Candice down! Fans rally for Candice & Indi but Asuka goes out to fetch the Pixie. Asuka CLUBS Candice, puts her in the ring, but Candice crawls for her corner! Asuka CLUBS Candice down, drags her over and tags in Kairi. Kairi TOSSES Candice to an open corner, then she mocks the fans as she walks the plank. Kairi runs in, SLIDING D misses!

Candice and Kairi crawl, hot tag to Asuka! Asuka gets Candice’s foot, ANKLE LOCK! Candice still hops and hops and reaches out! But Asuka reels Candice in, GERMAN SUPLEX! Asuka tells Indi to kiss this, then SLIDING KICK takes Candice down! Tag to Kairi and she climbs. Fans boo, but the FLYING KABUKI ELBOW hits! Cover, TWO! Candice stays in this but Kairi keeps on her with an armlock. The fans rally, Candice fights up and fires forearms! Candice reaches out, Kairi holds on, but Candice still fights. Kairi knees her low! Kairi puts Candice in the corner, tags Asuka, and Asuka HIP ATTACKS Indi down!

Fans boo but the Kabuki Warriors double whip, sidestep, KICK, AX KICK and BULLDOG into the basement DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up but Asuka calls to Kairi again. They coordinate, Asuka whips Candice in but Candice uses that to BLAST Kairi down! Candice BOOTS Asuka, slips under her, and reaches out! Asuka grabs Candice’s foot to drag her back! But Candice ENZIGIRIS free, hot tag to Indi! The fans go wild as Indi rallies on the Kabuki Warriors! LARIAT after LARIAT, and then she brings them together, for a meeting of the minds! Kairi and Asuka fall back, Indi kicks and CLUBS and JABS Asuka!

Indi whips Asuka, for a SPINEBUSTER! Kairi returns, SPINEBUSTER onto Asuka! Indi covers Asuka, TWO!! Asuka keeps the Kabuki Warriors in this but Indi puts Asuka in the ropes. UPPERCUT and BOOT! Asuka sits on the apron, Indi runs up to CROSSBODY her through the ropes! “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” “OI OI OI!” Indi puts Asuka in, tags Candice, and they get Asuka up. Candice kicks at Kairi while Indi hits the FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER! Candice LIONSAULTS! Cover, Kairi breaks it! Fans boo but Kairi drags Candice up to whip. Candice reverses to send Kairi out! Tag back to Indi and fans fire up!

Candice CROSSBODIES Kairi on the outside! Indi drags Asuka up, but Asuka throws URAKEN after URAKEN! GERMAN SUPLEX! Indi flounders, but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, TWO!! Asuka escapes but Indi runs up to DECK her! Tag to Candice and Candice goes up. Indi gives her some help, but Kairi trips Indi and that trips Candice! Kairi POSTS Indi, then calls to Asuka. Asuka brings Candice over, tag to Kairi! Kairi climbs, Asuka has Candice in position! InSANE DDT!! Cover, Kabuki Warriors win!

Winners: The Kabuki Warriors, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

Candice & Indi tried their hardest, but The Empress of Tomorrow & The Pirate Princess keep their thrones! Will nothing stop DMG CTRL on the Road to WrestleMania? Will Bayley & Dakota Kai be able to change that next Friday Night SmackDown?

 

Rhea Ripley narrates the intro.

“Around here, we have a saying. ‘No worries.’ Well now, you better start worrying.” The most brutal stop on the Road to WrestleMania, the unforgiving, inescapable and yet career-defining Elimination Chamber! “Mami is always on top.” Or is she? Nia Jax looks to put that to the test. Will the Eradicator end up A-Nia-lated?

 

Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match: Becky Lynch VS Raquel Rodriguez VS Naomi VS Liv Morgan VS Bianca Belair VS Tiffany Stratton!

Before Rhea and Nia battle over the title, this match determines who faces the winner in the most brutal way possible! The Man, Big Mami Cool, The Glow, the LIVing End, the EST and the Wrestling Barbie all want their shot, who survives this sinister structure to take it?

Bianca makes her entrance first, followed by Raquel, Tiffany, and Liv, which leaves Naomi and Becky to start things off. The bell rings and the fans fire up as Becky stares Naomi down. They circle, tie up, and go around. Naomi headlocks to hit a takeover but Becky rolls that into her own headlock. Naomi makes it a cover, ONE, and the two stand up. Naomi powers out but Becky rusn her over! THe fans fire up as Becky flexes, then thigs speed up. Naomi drops, hurdles, then runs, but Becky follows. Naomi redirects her to run her over! Fans fire up as Becky goes to a corner and cools off.

Naomi and Becky reset, circle, and the fans rally behind Becky. Becky waistlocks, Naomi breaks free to switch, then they go to rpoes. O’COnner Roll, ONE and Becky has it! ONE and Naomi rolls Becky up, ONE! Naomi trips Becky, jackknife bridges, TWO as Becky bridges up! They spin around, Becky backslides, TWO! Naomi stands but Becky sweeps! Cover, ONE! Naomi sweeps and covers, ONE as Becky goes Matrix! The fans fire up again, and things keep moving! Naomi follows Becky but Becky arm-drags! Naomi arm-drags back! The two stand off and the fans cheer! Becky applauds, too, and offers a handsahke.

Naomi takes the shake, but they both go to kick! They both block and they argue about who lets go. They agree to go at the same time. They keep that clean, but then they throw forearms! Both stagger back, but Becky runs up, only for Naomi to sidestep. Becky tilt-o-whirls and goes for the arm! Naoim keeps the armbar away and rolls Becky, TWO, into the BUTTERFLY CLUTCH! Becky makes it a cover, TWO! Naoim DROPKICKS Becky down! Becky goes to a corner and fans rally up again. Naomi runs up but Becky BOOTS her! Becky runs up but Naomi blocks the buckle bump to KICK Becky! Then Naoim BUCKLE BULLDOGS!

Becky staggers away, Naoim climbs, and Naomi leaps, only for Becky to get under! Naomi handsprings up, into a DROPKICK! Becky runs up, into a BOOT! Naomi whips, Becky reverses, but Naomi goes up. Becky stops her from going over, puts her outside the ring, but Naoim KICKS Becky in the ropes! Becky elbows back, to JUMP KICK Naom into Liv’s pod! Becky brings Naomi around but Naomi stops from hitting chains. Naomi elbows Becky, then tries the same. Becky also stops that, whips Naomi, but Naoim goes up the chains! Becky grabs at Naomi but Naomi TWERK ATTACKS, then RAMS Becky into chains!

Naomi RAMS Becky in again, and again! Becky falls, the fans fire up, and Naomi twerks a bit more before the SPLIT LEG DROP! Naomi shoves Becky into the ring, covers, TWO! Becky survives but Naomi storms up on her. Becky ELBOWS Naomi, but Naomi blocks the mule kick! Naomi spins Becky, dodges her, but DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Both women are down and the countdown is here! The fans duel for who they want to enter, but the Chamber chooses… Tiffany! The fans fire up for Tiffy Time, oddly, and Tiff bumps Naomi off buckles. Tiff cartwheels to get Becky, BUCKLE SLAM!

Tiff handsprings to back elbow Naomi! Then she handsprings to elbow Becky! Tiff snapmares Becky to sit her by Naomi, and she DOUBLE BASEMNT DROPKICKS! Cover on Becky, TWO! Cover on Naomi, TWO! Tiff is annoyed already but she throws forearms on Naomi. Tiff tosses Naomi aside, drags Becky up, but Becky JAWBREAKERS! Becky clinches, Tiff slips free and whips, SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Tiff is even more annoyed but she covers again, TWO! Tiff drags Becky up, SMACKS her off the mat, then pushes Becky around. Becky throws body shots! Tiff knees low, and fireman’s carries!

Becky fights free, grabs an arm, but Naomi is up top! DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Double cover, TWO!! Becky and Tiff both survive but Naomi puts them in corners. Naomi runs to SPLASH Becky! Then SPALSH Tiffy! Becky runs up to CLOBBER Naomi! Becky clinches, for a BECKSPLODER on Naomi! But Tiff DISCUS LARIATS Becky! Cover, TWO! Tiff is frustrated but she, Becky and Naomi are all down. Naomi goes to a corner while Becky and Tiff stand. Tiff fireman’s carries Becky, and uses her to SMACK Naomi! Tiff adds Naomi to the stack, but Naomi slips free! Tiff BOOTS Naomi away, ROLLING SENTONS Becky, then SMACKS Naomi!

Tiff fireman’s carries Naomi now, ROLLING SENTON right next to Becky! Tiff goes up and up, but Becky joins her! SUPER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! But Naomi runs to DOUBLE SPLIT LEG DROP! Double cover, TWO!! These three are all down again while the other three wait their turns. Naomi KICKS Tiff, scoops and SLAMS Becky, then SPLIT LEG MOONSAULTS Becky! But Tiff stops the cover right away! Tiff POSTS Naomi, covers Becky, TWO!! Becky is tougher than that, and here comes the countdown! The Chamber chooses… LIV! She’s in her fifth Chamber match, and she goes right after Tiff with a THESZ PRESS!

Liv fires fast hands, then she tosses Tiff to the outside. Liv fires off more shots, then RAMS Tiff into Bianca’s pod! And then into the empty one! And then back into Bianca’s! And then back to the empty one! Tiff falls and Liv says it’s HER time! But Becky runs up, only for Liv to ROCK her! Liv gets around to BACKSTABBER! Liv sees Naomi coming, CODE BREAKER! Liv kips up and the fans fire up for the #ELIVinationChamber! Liv goes corner to corner, back body blocks Naomi, back body blocks Becky, repeat! SHINING WIZARD for Naomi! SHINING WIZARD for Becky! Liv goes up to FLYING CODE BREAKER Becky! Cover, TWO!!

DOUBLE STOMPS from Tiff on Liv! Cover, TWO! Liv survives, Naomi SHOTGUNS Tiff! Tiff goes to the outside, Naomi pursues. Tiff JAWBREAKERS Naomi, then cartwheels to cartwheel again, but Naomi grabs the chains! Naomi climbs again, but Tiff won’t let go! Naomi CLUBS away on Tiff, scuffs her, then Becky hurries out to CLUB Tiff into chains! Becky clinches, BECKSPLODER into chains! Tiff sputters, but Becky isn’t done! STEEL CHAIN DISARM-HER!! The fans are torn as Becky tries to tear Tiff’s arm off! Tiff fights free with her good arm, but then Liv drags Tiff into the ring! Tiff elbows free, but Liv drop toeholds her into buckles!

Tiff staggers up, Liv DOUBLE STOMPS her down! Liv then goes up and up, but Naomi’s on a pod!! SUPER BLOCKBUSTER!!! But Tiff rolls Naomi up!! TIFF ELIMINATES NAOMI!! Naomi is stunned but Tiff just smiles and says, “Sorry.” The fans are torn but the countdown is back! The Chamber chooses… Raquel! Ricky Desperado smiles as she CLOBBERS Becky, ROICKS Tiff then LARIATS! And LARIATS! Raquel scoops Tiff to spin and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Raquel looms over Tiff, stalks her to the outside, but Becky’s up top. Becky leaps, but into Raquel’s arms! Raquel RAMS Becky into chains! And again!

Raquel RAMS Becky into chains again, then FALL AWAY SLAMS her into the ring! Raquel dusts herself off, but Tiff runs up! Raquel stops the rana to bring Tiff around, and SWING her into chains! And again! And again! Raquel dumps Tiff then goes to the ring. She and old friend Liv meet, and Liv fires forearms! Raquel picks Liv up with both hands and TOSSES her to a corner! Then SPLASHES! Then runs in, but she blocks boots to put Liv on the outside. Liv KICKS Raquel in the ropes, runs up, but Raquel blocks the Code Breaker! Raquel SLAMS Liv into chains, then suplexes her to TOSS her into the ring!

Raquel storms up on Liv, drags her back up, and hauls her up, only for Becky to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Liv CODE BREAKERS, Becky fires UPPERCUTS and a SOBAT! Tiff SHOTGUNS, Becky reels Raquel in. Liv joins her for a DOUBLE DDT! Triple cover, TWO!! Raquel still gets out of that, so Tiff, Liv and Becky brawl with each other! Becky fires off on Liv, but Tiff LARIATS Becky! Everyone is down, and the countdown is back! And we all know that Bianca is next! Tiff eggs her on, but Bianca dodges to SLAP Tiff! Bianca throws Tiff around, shoves her in a pod, and then closes the door! Bianca ROCKS Becky, then runs up to run her over!

Bianca rallies on Becky, DROPKICKS her, then scoops Liv for a GUTBUSTER! Becky is back but Bianca suplexes her! And holds her up, marches around, and then SLAMS her down! The fans fire up as Bianca kips up! Tiff is back, she pulls Bianca’s braid! Bianca whips Tiff away, then SPINEBUSTERS her in return! Bianca dusts herself off, fans are torn, but Raquel is back! Bianca is the strongEST, but Raquel is the biggest. Raquel swings, but Bianca ducks to fire off shots! Raquel shoves, Bianca ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Raquel scoops! Bianca slips free, to torture rack! Raquel fights free and BOOTS Bianca! Raquel runs up but Bianca throws her to the outside!

Raquel drags Bianca up and over to join her, then suplexes Bianca to hit the chains! But then Bianca rebounds off ropes to TORNADO DDT!! Bianca drags Raquel to a cover, TWO!! The fans fire up as Bianca waits on Raquel. Raquel stands, Bianca fireman’s carries, but Tiff runs up to ROCK Bianca! Raquel ends up on the top rope, Tiff TOSSES Bianca aside! Tiff CLUBS away on Raquel, but then Liv is up on a pod!? Tiff hurries after her, but Liv leaps to SEATED SENTON Raquel! Becky and Tiff realize they’ve both ended up on the pod together, and they brawl! Becky SMACKS Tiff off Plexiglas, but Tiff fights the clinch!

Tiff SMACKS Becky off Plexiglas, then SHOVES her down onto Raquel! Tiff takes a moment to catch her breath, and the fans fire up as she thinks about how to get down. Tiff says it’s time, and she SUPER SWANTONS onto Raquel, Becky AND Bianca!! All four women are down and the fans lose their minds! Tiff gets in the ring, “This is Awesome!” Tiff and Liv brawl, Liv shoves then dodges but Tiff scoops her! Pop-up and ROLLING SENTON! Tiff goes up and up, but Liv anchors her! Tiff kicks Liv away but Liv goes up, SUPER ObLIVion!! Cover, Liv ELIMINATES Tiff!! The fans are torn but Liv tells Tiff to #CryAboutIt.

Liv crawls to ropes, she sees Raquel and runs up. Raquel ROCKS Liv then BOOTS her! Then she BOOTS Becky! Raquel hauls Bianca up, rebounds off ropes, hits chains then POWERBOMBS Bianca into the ring! Raquel then CHOKE SLAMS Liv! Raquel goes up a corner, and TWISTING VADERS onto Liv! But Becky KICKS Raquel’s arm! DISARM-HER!! Raquel is caught, but she powers up! Becky rolls to bring her down into an ARMBAR!! Raquel clasps hands, fights around and stacks Becky, TWO! Raquel deadlifts Becky, but Becky grabs ropes! Liv runs up, but Raquel has her, too! DOUBLE TEXANAS BOMBS!!!

But Bianca torture racks Raquel! KISS OF DEATH!!! Cover, Bianca ELIMINATES Raquel! The fans fire up as we’re now down to our final three! Bianca is freshEST, but Liv’s been in the most and Becky’s the most determined. Bianca runs up to RAM Liv, runs up but Becky KNEES her! Liv waistlocks but Bianca elbows free! Bianca ROCKS Becky, chicken wings Liv, GlamEST Slam! Becky BOOTS Bianca again, then goes up, but Bianca UPPERCUTS! Bianca trophy lifts Becky to SLAM her onto Liv! They’re side by side, Bianca handsprings to MOONSAULT! Double cover, TWO!! Bianca is frustrated but she’s still the only one up.

Bianca runs at Becky, Becky dodges but then Bianca blocks the kick! Bianca torture racks Becky to HOTSHOT her, and RAM her! Becky hits chains, Liv BACKSTABBERS Bianca! Liv goes up the ropes to FLYING- NO, Bianca stops the rana to SWING Liv into chains! Bianca hauls Becky up, smacks her off chains, then does it again! Becky sputters but Bianca eggs her on. Bianca fireman’s carries, then swings at Liv. Liv ducks the KICK, KICK and that sends Becky and Bianca into chains! Liv ENZIGIRIS Bianca down, the fans rally up, and Liv gets around Bianca to motorcycle stretch and BOOT Bianca into the pod!

All three women are down but the fans rally back up. Liv storms after Becky but Becky sends her into chains! And again and again and again! Becky then dragon sleepers Liv, kicks Bianca, and she DOUBLE DDTS! Becky puts Bianca in the ring, goes up a corner, and Becky climbs, only for Bianca to ROCK her first! Bianca ROCKET LAUNCHES Becky! Becky goes to another corner, Bianca RAMS her! Bianca goes up and rains down fists! The fans count along, but Liv stops this at nine! Liv pulls but Bianca holds on. Bianca kicks Liv away but Liv CLUBS away on Bianca’s buns and thigh! Liv then springboards to SUNSET POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!!!

Bianca survives but Becky’s up top! Becky aims, MISSILE DROPKICK to Liv! Cover, TWO!! Becky is frustrated but she focuses on game-planning. Becky goes up but Liv trips her up! Liv ROCKS Becky but Becky hits back! They brawl as Liv climbs, and Liv CLUBS away on Becky’s back. Liv brings Becky up for a SUPERPLEX! Bianca is up top! 450 SPLASH onto knees!! Becky saves herself in time and all three women are down again! The fans rally up and Bianca is after Becky. Liv runs up but Bianca ducks the enzigiri! Torture rack, KISS OF- JAWBREAKER!! Liv counters in time, but Bianca tumbles to ropes. Liv aims, but Becky runs up!

MANHANDLE- CODE BREAKER from Liv! Liv still wants someone, but Becky dumps her out of the ring! Bianca runs up, Becky clinches, but Bianca uses the corner to flip up and out of the Manhandle Slam! Bianca then torture racks Becky, KISS OF- NO, Becky lands out, and Liv rolls Bianca up! LIV ELIMINATES BIANCA!! MANHANDLE SLAM for Liv!!! Cover, Becky wins!!!

Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the Women’s World Championship)

Bianca and Liv cannot believe it, but The Man runs the gauntlet! WrestleMania 40 is about to enter the Big Time, but who will be the Women’s World Champion after tonight?

 

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Finn Balor & Damian Priest w/ Dominik Mysterio VS Tyler Bate & Pete Dunne!

The Judgment Day has dominated up and down the card, beating teams like Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn, Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso, and most recently #DIY. Will they add the Big Strong Boi & Bruiserweight to that list? Or will the New Catch Republic become the new tag team champions?

The introductions are made, but Dom takes the mic so he can handle the Judgment Day’s introduction. The fans boo the entire time so it’s hard to hear him mention Damian Priest is Mr. Money in the Bank. “ALL RISE for The Judgment Day!” Finn & Priest hold up the belts, but they miss Bate & Dunne CLOBBERING Dom! Dunne then DUMPS Priest out, Bate DROPKICKS Finn, and Dunne ASAI MOONSAULTS Priest! The belt rings, Bate runs to UPPERCUT Finn! EXPLODER! And kip up, to STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO! Finn kicks Bate, bumps him off buckles then fires off hands!

Finn snapmares Bate, CLUBS him, then paces around. The fans rally as Finn trips Bate, but Bate reaches up, crosses his legs and he brings Finn along to go up the corner! Tag to Dunne before the RANA, then Dunne CLOBBERS Finn! The fans fire up as Dunne grabs an arm, to double knee drop the elbow! Dunne grabs the other arm to twist the wrist and bend the elbow, to then stomp Finn’s ribs! Finn endures as Dunne bends the arm again, isolates it, and stomps it! Finn writhes but Dunne tags Bate. Dunne sets up, Bate hits the KNEE-BOARD SENTON! Cover, TWO! Bate headlocks but Finn endures.

The fans rally, Finn fights up, but Bate smacks him with his boot. Finn powers out, Priest tags in, and Finn drops for Priest to DECK Bate! The fans boo but Priest kicks and kicks and ROCKS Bate! Bate sits back, the fans tell Dom he’s a wanker. Priest suplexes to BROKEN ARROW Bate! Cover, TWO! Bate stays in this but Priest stays on him. Priest tags Finn, they mug Bate, and then Finn CLUBS Bate in the back. Finn clamps on a chinlock, sits Bate down, then he ELBOWS Bate. Finn has the headlock and he grinds Bate in an almost Bully Choke. Bate endures, the fans rally, and Bate fights up. Bate stands but Finn jumps on as a backpack!

Bate stays standing and the fans fire up! Bate RAMS Finn into buckles and is free! Bate reaches out but Finn clamps back on. Finn is again a backpack, but Bate still stays on his feet. Bate RAMS Finn, but into Judgment Day territory! Priest tags in and throws Bate down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Priest stands Bate up. Priest TOSSES Bate to a corner, then ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! Priest stomps away, the ref counts, and Priest lets off at 4. The fans boo but Priest soaks up the heat. Dom smiles as Priest CHOKES Bate on ropes, but Priest lets off at 4. Priest argues with the ref, and Dom gets a cheap shot in!

The fans boo more but Dom taunts them and commentary. Dunne storms up but Priest DECKS him! Priest runs up to BACK ELBOW Bate! Priest snapmares Bate, tags Finn, and Finn slingshot STOMPS! Finn scoops Bate, BACKBREAKER! Priest runs to add a LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Dunne runs up but Priest TOSSES him back out! Priest stalks Bate, tags Finn, and they have Bate in the corner. Finn flexes, runs up, but Bate dodges! But there’s no Dunne to tag! Finn CHOPS Bate, whips him back in, but Bate BLASTS Priest! Bate BOOTS Finn, goes up, and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Both men are down and the fans fire up!

Dunne rises, he reaches out, and Bate gives him the hot tag! The fans fire up as Dunne ENZIGIRIS Finn, GAMANGIRIS Priest, then GAMANGIRIS Finn! ENZIGIRI! Dunne keeps going, LEG LARIAT! Finn flops out of the ring, Dom freaks out as Dunne goes up and out and up again, to ASAI MOONSAULT Finn & Priest! The fans fire up and Dunne hurries to get Finn back in. Dunne STOMPS Finn’s hands! And STOMPS them again! Finn ducks the buzzsaw, shoves Dunne away, but Dunne CHOPS Finn! Tag to Bate, then Dunne gets around Finn! REBOUND LARIAT GERMAN SUPLEX COMBO!! Cover, TWO!!

Finn survives but Bate keeps on him. Dom is worried as Bate UPPERCUTS Finn! And UPPERCUTS again! And again! But Finn tripos Bate to STOMP him down! Tag to Priest, Priest runs at Bate in a corner. Bate dodges and the splash gets buckles! Bate fireman’s carries Priest but Priest slips free, BELL CLAP! ROUNDHOUSE! Then a ROUNDHOUSE for Dunne! Priest hammerlocks and LARIATS Bate! Cover, TWO! Bate survives and Priest is annoyed, but he talks trash. This is what you get for stepping into Judgment Day’s world! Bate URAKENS Priest! Finn tags in, Bate dodges Priest but Finn KICKS low!

Priest and Finn combine, SIDEWALK SLAM REVERSE DDT COMBO! Cover, TWO!! Bate survives and Finn snarls while the fans rally up. Finn stomps away on Bate at the ropes! The ref counts but Finn stops at 4. Bate rises, Finn runs up, but into a DEEP BLUE THUNDER! Priest runs in, Bate sends him into Dunne’s GAMANGIRI! Bate then fireman’s carries, for the AIRPLANE SPIN! The fans fire up as Bate goes around and around and around, and around, and around! That’s at least TWENTY rotations by now, but Bate is still going! SPINNING SLAM!! Priest and Bate are both dizzy, but Bate manages the tag to Dunne!

Dunne & Bate give Finn TOP BINS! Then Bate DIVES to take out Priest! Dunne has Finn, BITTER END!!! Cover, DOM gives Finn the ropebreak!! The fans boo but Dom gets away with one! At least, mostly because Bate knows! Bate tells the ref about it, so the ref EJECTS Dom!! The fans fire up but Dom throws a fit! Extra refs come out to usher Dom away and fans say, “Hey hey hey! Goodbye~!” Dom is defiant, though, so Bate CLOBBERS him! But then Finn RAMS Dunne into Bate and rolls Dunne up, TWO!! Dunne escapes, but Finn SLINGBLADES! Finn fires up, aims from the corner, and SHOTGUNS Dunne into buckles!

Dunne falls into a drop zone and Finn hurries up top! COUP DE- NO, Dunne dodges! Dunne grabs the arm, to SNAP the fingers!! Finn writhes, Dunne tags Bate! New Catch Republic gets Finn up, DOUBLE TYLER DRIVER!!! Cover, PRIEST yanks Bate out! At least that was more legal than Dom’s move! “This is Awesome!” as Dunne stands on Priest’s fingers! Then STOMPS them! Dunne leaps outside, but Priest catches him, APRON FLATLINER! Priest tosses Bate but Bate rebounds to LARIAT Priest! Bate hurries back in, ducks ‘n’ dodges, COMEBACK- NO, Finn catches Bate for BLOODY SUNDAY!! Cover, TWO!!

Bate survives and Finn is seething! Finn says time to end this! Tag to Priest, and Priest brings down the straps. Priest soaks up the heat before he hauls Bate up. Finn goes up, Priest lifts Bate, but Bate RANAS out of Razor’s Edge! Priest tumbles into Finn! Finn falls, Bate rolls Priest up! TWO!!! Priest escapes, but Bate tags Dunne! They DOUBLE STOMP Priest’s hands! BUZZSAW! BUZZSAW! But Priest catches both men! DOUBLE SOUTH OF- NO, they both flip free! Double Bops up, DOUBLE BANG!! Then double torture racks?! Shoutout to Mustache Mountain! DOUBLE BIRMINGHAMMER!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?!

Priest survives and somewhere, Trent Seven is disappointed! The fans are still thunderous, and Dunne tags Bate. They get Priest with furious fists from all sides! The ref reprimands, Dunne lets off but Bate keeps going. Bate fires up, runs side to side and tags Dunne, GAMANGIRI! GAMANGIRI! Then DOUBLE GAMANGIRI!! Dunne roars, he hauls Priest up and Bate joins in. They both climb up to bring Priest up, but Finn anchors Priest’s foot! Priest then grabs each man, Finn tags in before DOUBLE SOUTH OF HEAVEN SLAMS!! Finn goes up, COUP DE GRACE on Dunne!! Judgment Day wins!!

Winners: The Judgment Day, by pinfall (still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions)

New Catch Republic came as close as any team has in taking these titles away from Finn & Priest, but they just couldn’t get past the numbers game! Will even WrestleMania 40 meet its Judgment Day?

 

Austin Theory is here?

“The 150 Million Hit Man” is in the ring on the set of the Grayson Waller Effect and he welcomes us to Austin Theory Live. The fans boo but Theory says, “G’day, mate!” He wants to talk to Australia about vegemite. It’s DISGUSTING! But that’s just a snack here, right? So then he had a real Australian meal. He had himself a Blooming Onion from Outback Steakhouse! Oh, they don’t like that? Well alright. Then he’ll introduce to us the Moment Maker, the Aussie Icon, Australia’s own, his boy, Grayson Waller! The fans cheer Waller as he makes his entrance, and he sees UFC fighter, Tai Tuivasa, in the crowd.

Waller walks up, they shake hands, and they both get the golden shoes for the Shoey! The fans cheer as Tai chugs it all down, then Waller joins Theory in the ring. Waller takes the mic to welcome us to the Grayson Waller Effect. The fans cheer, and Waller says this might be the greatest day of his life! And he wants us to do one thing before the greatest GWE of all time. “Aussie Aussie Aussie!” “OI OI OI!” “Aussie Aussie Aussie!” “OI OI OI!” “Aussie!” “Oi!” “Aussie!” “Oi!” “Aussie Aussie Aussie!” “OI OI OI!” The fans cheer and Waller says time to get to it. The biggest story in sports entertainment involve his two guests tonight.

First, the World Heavyweight Champion, Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins! The fans cheer and sing along as the Visionary makes his entrance, wearing a suit that is purposefully baggy, and also has cords on it. Rollins revels in the singing, which bores Theory, but then Rollins takes a bow. Waller says his second guest is the winner of the 2024 Royal Rumble, “the man who can thank the ineffectiveness of the American education system for not being able to finish a story,” The American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes! Cody makes his entrance in a normal suit, and now fans sing with Cody’s song, “WHOA~ OH~!” Cody gets an extra big pyro as he gets in the ring!

Cody and Rollins sit with Waller while the fans chant for Cody. Cody asks Perth, “What do we wanna talk about?” Waller says hold on, this is his show. What HE wants to talk about is to acknowledge their Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief appreciates that. But Rollins, Waller doesn’t care about who wins the Chamber, he wants to know who Rollins wants to face. Oh, well, the Chamber is stacked, who knows who wins, but he has a scoop. Oh? Here we go! Yeah, Rollins has an inside track, some secret info. Does Perth wanna know a secret? “YES!” Alright, then. Rollins… is just days away from being medically cleared to compete!

The fans like the sound of that! Rollins says whoever wins the Chamber will get a crack at Rollins’ World Heavyweight Champion. And newsflash: they don’t stand a chance. Because it’s WrestleMania 40, the biggest Mania of all time! The world is gonna sing Rollins’ song, “WHOA~ OHH~ OHHH~!” and Rollins will do what only Rollins can, put on a show like nobody else! Because he is a Visionary, he is a Revolutionary, he is SETH FREAKIN’ ROLLINS! Big pop. Rollins sits back down and Waller says cool story, bro.

Now, Cody, we had the opportunity to have the biggest Mania main event of all time: Roman Reigns VS The Rock. The fans boo and Rollins sticks out his tongue. Waller asks if Cody was being selfish taking that away from the fans. The fans chant “Rocky Sucks! Rocky Sucks!” Cody doesn’t want it twisted, he is a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. And if The Rock were here, The Rock would probably call Cody a candy ass, prattle on about rooty poo, insult Cody. What is it he calls Cody’s fans again? Waller knows, it’s Cody Crybabies. Theory claps and Cody says yes, Cody Crybabies.

But Cody wants to ask Perth: Are there any Cody Crybabies in here tonight? The fans cheer and Cody wants to double check, the pyro got to his hearing. Are there any Cody Crybabies in here tonight? The fans cheer even louder! Rollins says yes, seems there are. The fans chant for Cody again, and Cody says one thing The Rock wouldn’t wanna talk about is the conversation that led them to this point, why Cody was going to step away from that WrestleMania main event just to step right back in. Waller says hold on, he’s talking about The People’s Champion! Cody does what he’s told. Oh, People’s Champion?

That is a grand and lofty title, one you can’t self-appoint. Maybe at one point, The Rock was The People’s Champ. But to Cody, to be the People’s Champ, you have to actually be around the people! The fans cheer that, and Cody says that while Seth had an announcement, here’s one from Cody. Cody tells The Rock that he indeed slapped Cody across the face. And at WrestleMania 40, Cody faces Roman in the main event. But until then, the card is wide open! So let’s make it official! Cody wants The Rock 1v1, any time, any place!! The fans fire up for that and Rollins stands up to stand with Cody. Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!”

Rollins tells Cody and Perth, let’s cut the head off the snake once and for all! Rollins admires that challenge, but when it comes to The Bloodline, we all know that there is no such thing as 1v1. So if and when The Rock decides to take Cody up on this challenge, just know that Cody won’t be fighting that battle alone. Waller says there you have it! Another scoop on the Grayson Waller Effect, the greatest talk show in WWE! Theory says hold on there. Cody thinks he’s gonna face The Rock? Is that what you think? IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK! Rollins laughs at Theory’s pretty decent Rock imitation.

Yeah, it was good, but here’s more. Finally…! Austin Theory has come to Perth, Australia, to finish his story. Rollins laughs more and says this is good. But hey, does he have the big one? Y’know, the one. Jacket off, show ’em what it’s all about. Theory takes his jacket off, “IF YA SMELLLLL-” Rollins THROWS Theory into the Waller sign! CODY CUTTER! Waller is stunned as Theory is down and out! Waller says okay, fine, and he backs off. Rollins lines up the shot, to CURB STOMP Theory! The Visionary and the American Nightmare show they make a powerful combo, will they be just what the WWE Universe needs to finally The Bloodline’s tyranny?

 

World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match: Randy Orton VS Drew McIntyre VS LA Knight VS Bobby Lashley VS Kevin Owens VS Logan Paul!

As the Visionary just said, he is 100% and ready for whoever comes out of this match! The Viper, the Scottish Terminator, the Mega Star, the All Mighty, the Prizefighter and the Maverick are just as ready, but who proves they are worthy by making it through the Chamber?

Kevin Owens makes his entrance first, followed by Lashley, Logan, and Orton! That leaves Drew McIntyre and LA Knight to start things off in a rematch from just last night on SmackDown. The bell rings and the fans fire up already as Knight and McIntyre stare down. The fans cheer on Knight, McIntyre swings first! Knight counter punches, and again, but McIntyre kicks low. McIntyre CHOPS Knight in a corner, stalks him to another corner, then CHOPS him again! Knight counter punches again! And again! “YEAH! YEAH!” Knight whips, McIntyre reverses but Knight hits a NECKBREAKER! Knight throws more hands, then suplexes!

Fans fire up as Knight goes up a corner. “YEAH!” and FALLING AX HANDLE! Cover, ONE!! McIntyre is tougher than that but Knight keeps on him. But McIntyre RAMS Knight into a corner, then OVERHEAD SUPLEXES! The fans rally, and they taunt McIntyre by chanting for “CM PUNK! CM PUNK!” McIntyre smirks as he brings Knight up and CHOPS again! McIntyre brings Knight around, says night night, and he fireman’s carries! But Knight slips free, and HOTSHOTS McIntyre off ropes! Knight then goes up and out, slingshots in, BACKBREAKER! Knight then basement dropkicks McIntyre out of the ring

Knight runs and FLIES, and he sends McIntyre into chains! The fans rally as Knight throws McIntyre back into chains! Knight drags McIntyre up, SMACKS him off Logan Paul’s pod again and again and again! “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” This is like last night and the desk! Logan smirks as Knight SMACKS McIntyre off the pod one more time. Knight and Logan talk some trash that mayhaps needs to be muted, and McIntyre CLUBS Knight! Knight whips McIntyre but Knight reverses to send him into Kevin’s pod! Knight dribbles McIntyre off the Plexiglas again, and Kevin hits the glass in return, hoping to add more impact to McIntyre’s head!

Kevin applauds as Knight whips McIntyre into the Plexiglas again! McIntyre falls in a heap, but fans want all that “One More Time!” Knight says okay, and he brings McIntyre around to RAM him into the glass! Knight puts McIntyre in the ring, the countdown is brought to you by Slim Jim, and the Chamber chooses… Kevin Owens! Kevin gets right in to dodge Knight and ROCK McIntyre! Kevin fires hands on both men back and forth, then fires off on McIntyre! Knight runs in, Kevin dodges and that sends Knight into McIntyre! McIntyre tumbles out, Kevin clinches Knight and hits a CHOKE SLAM! Kevin SENTONS, covers, TWO!

Knight hangs tough but Kevin drags Knight up to CLUB him! Kevin CHOPS Knight, RAMS into him again and again, then whips corner to corner. Knight drops to his knees, McIntyre CLUBS Kevin and throws hands! McIntyre puts Kevin up top, throws hands, but Kevin hits back! McIntyre fires more haymakers, climbs up after Kevin, but Kevin throws body shots! McIntyre drops back, only to ROCK Kevin in return! McIntyre goes up top, brings Kevin up, but Kevin HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS again! McIntyre falls, Kevin hits a FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO! McIntyre stays in this so Kevin goes after Knight.

Kevin fires hands on Knight, fires hands on McIntyre, then whips Knight at McIntyre. Knight reverses, though, so Kevin takes the BOOT from McIntyre! McIntyre runs up but Knight ROCKS him! And again! Knight whips, McIntyre reverses, kick and scoop for a SLAM! But Kevin CODE BREAKER SENTON COMBOS! Cover on Knight, TWO! Cover on McIntyre, TWO! Kevin goes up a corner, mocks Randy’s pose, then fires hands on McIntyre. Kevin kicks at Logan’s pod but Logan says oh, so scary. Kevin runs to clothesline McIntyre in a corner, then puts him up top. Kevin CHOPS McIntyre, goes up after him, but McIntyre fires body shots!

McIntyre shoves Kevin but Knight ROCKS McIntyre! Knight climbs up, but McIntyre throws body shots! McIntyre HEADBUTTS Knight, Kevin ROCKS McIntyre! Kevin and Knight work together, they throw hands and climb up. They CLUB McIntyre into position, bring him up, but McIntyre throws HEADBUTTS in return! McIntyre adjusts, and DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! All three are down, the countdown is back, and the Chamber chooses… Lashley! The All Mighty is unleashed, and he kicks McIntyre, CLUBS him, and fires hands! Lashley bumps McIntyre off buckles, then RAMS into him again and again and again!

Lashley ELBOWS McIntyre, goes corner to corner and ROCKS McIntyre again. Lashley has the fans behind him as he CLUBS McIntyre. Lashley whips, McIntyre KICKS back! Lashley stays up, swings, but runs into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! McIntyre slowly rises, he goes after Lashley and underhooks, but Lashley wrenches out! Lashley CLOBBERS McIntyre and the fans fire up. Lashley tosses McIntyre out then goes after him. Lashley RAMS McIntyre into chains! McIntyre holds onto ropes but Lashley pries him free to RAM him into chains again! Lashley POSTS Kevin for good measure, but McIntyre throat chops!

McIntyre suplexes Lashley but Lashley fights it! Lashley suplexes McIntyre in return! Lashley stalks McIntyre, Knight runs up but Lashley ELBOWS Knight away. HURT LOCK for McIntyre, but McIntyre fights it off! The bad arm of Lashley’s might be holding him back. McIntyre RAMS Lashley into chains but Lashley clotheslines McIntyre into the ring! Lashley storms in, stares Orton down, then goes back to McIntyre. The fans rally but McIntyre GLASGOW KISS HEADBUTTS! The fans rally, McIntyre runs in but is put back on the outside. Lashley runs up but McIntyere ROCKS him! Kevin runs up, McIntyer ROCKS him!

McIntyre climbs again, leaps but Lashley gets under! Lashley gives McIntyre a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre survives and Lashley grows frustrated. Knight and Kevin get in the ring, Lashley ROCKS Knight! Lashley gut wrenches Knight but Knight sips free! Lashley ducks a boot but Kevin SUPERKICKS Knight! Lashley rolls Knight up, TWO!! Kevin BOOTS Lashley down, covers, TWO! No one’s out of the match yet, but now the countdown is back! The Chamber chooses… Randy Orton! The fans fire up as The Viper fires off on Knight and Kevin! He throws Knight into chains and ROCKS Kevin!

Orton LARIATS Kevin, LARIATS again, then dodges for the SNAP POWERSLAM! The fans fire up again and Orton drags Kevin up. Orton puts Kevin in the ropes, but Kevin fights and puts Orton outside. But Orton KICKS Kevin in the ropes, brings him out, DRAPING DDT to the chamber floor! A bit double-edged given there’s no real padding on those platforms, but Lashley goes after Knight. NECKBREAKER! McIntyre runs up but Lashley hits a FLATLINER! Orton returns to the ring, Lashley runs in and clotheslines him! Lashley goes to the corner to clothesline Knight! Then a corner clothesline for McIntyre!

Lashley paces, he runs back up to RAM Orton in a corner! SPEAR for Knight! Knight tumbles away but Lashley keeps his focus. Lashley runs up on McIntyre but McIntyre POSTS him! McIntyre gets Lashley up to POST him in the other corner! The ref checks Orton, his back is of concern. Orton seems okay enough to continue, but McIntyre has Knight on the outside. Knight slips free to DDT McIntyre on the platform! All five men are down, and Logan is waiting to be let out! Knight crawls his way into the ring, as does Lashley. Orton is up, he kicks Knight to hit a BIG back suplex! But that may still have done just as much to Orton as it did Knight!

The countdown is back, and Logan has his moment! Except Kevin is waiting…! Logan is scared but Kevin forces the pod open, and he fires off on Logan inside the pod! Kevin dribbles Logan off every wall, then busts his way back out to bring Logan along. Kevin sends Logan into Lashley’s pod, then CROTCHES him on a corner! Logan hobbles away, but Kevin RAMS him into chains! Kevin looms over Logan and says if he wants to be in “their” ring, get in it! Kevin TOSSES Logan over ropes and fans fire up as Kevin clotheslines Logan back out! Kevin pursues, but Logan turns things around and he dribbles Kevin off chains!

Logan fires hands and UPPERCUTS, but Kevin fights the chicken wings to turn around and LARIAT!! Fans fire up as Logan nearly loses his head! Kevin drags Logan up, and he DECKS Logan! But Lashley is there to RAM Kevin through a pod! Lashley aims at Logan now, and he SPEARS Logan through a pod!!! The fans lose their minds as Lashley rises up from the wreckage! Lashley himself says that sucked, because his arm is hurting. The fans chant, “Thank You, Bobby!” for what he just did to Logan. But McIntyre CLAYMORES Lashley down!! McIntyre drags Lashley into the ring, Knight is there to haul Lashley up.

Knight hits a torture rack, but Lashley slips free! HURT LOCK, but Knight fights free! Lashley CLUBS Knight, but the bad arm is bothering him. CLAYMORE AGAIN!!! McIntyre covers, McIntyre ELIMINATES Lashley! The Scottish Terminator has the last laugh, will he meme this one later? Knight kicks McIntyre, they brawl, the fans rally behind Knight. Knight whips and stomps a mudhole, “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” Knight spells it out but has to dodge Orton! BIG back suplex! “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!” KNEE WASH for McIntyre! KNEE WASH for Orton! But McIntyre ELBOWS Knight in return!

McIntyre climbs, but Knight springs up after him! SUPER DUPER PLEX!! Knight staggers up, into an RK- NO! Knight stops that to B F T!! McIntyre is up, B F T!! But AJ STYLES is here?! And he uses a chair to SMACK Knight again and again and again! The Phenomenal One isn’t letting The Mega Star win this match after keeping him out of it! The fans boo as Styles then takes the chair back from the refs, and puts Knight in a STYLES CLASH onto the chair! McIntyre crawls over to cover, McIntyre ELIMINATES Knight!!

Fans boo more, Styles just screwed Knight and the rest of the field benefits from it! But everyone else is still down, Orton clutching his back. Kevin and Logan find each other, and the fans fire up as they brawl it out! Kevin sends Logan into chains, then AOI SHODOU!!! Kevin leaves Logan behind to aim at McIntyre and Orton. Kevin runs to CANNONBALL McIntyre! CANNONBALL for Orton! Kevin goes up and aims, SWANTON BOMB for Orton!! Cover, TWO!! Orton stays in this despite the pain, but Kevin just goes back to Logan. Kevin stomps Logan down, goes up another corner, and he SWANTON BOMBS onto McIntyre’s knees!

Kevin sputters as McIntyre saves himself there. The ref checks everyone, they’re all okay to continue, and the fans rally back up. Logan sits up and fans boo. McIntyre also stands, he aims at Kevin and has his own countdown. “THREE! TWO! ONE!” CLAY- NO, POP-UP POWERBOMB instead!! But Logan runs u! Logan avoids a kick, Kevin avoids a haymaker, STUNNER!! Logan tumbles away, Orton goes after Kevin. No RKO, Kevin SUPERKICKS instead! Kevin whips, POP-UP- NO, Orton slips free! RKO!!! Orton crawls to cover, Orton ELIMINATES Kevin! Orton writhes from the bad back but he’s still one of the final three.

McIntyre crawls to the chains, Logan is also on the outer platform, and Orton stands up in the ring. McIntyre storms into the ring, glaring at both targets. McIntyre locks onto Orton and Orton locks onto McIntyre. Orton hobbles with the bad back, but he still stands tall to stare McIntyre down. They start throwing hands and the fans fire up! The haymakers go back and forth, Orton gets the edge, but McIntyre hits low! McIntyre runs, but into a SNAP POWERSELAM! But Logan RAMS into Orton! And bumps Orton off buckles! Logan fires up, fans boo, and Logan climbs. But Orton trips Logan up! Logan lands hard on his Maverick!

Orton throws hands on Logan, then climbs up. Orton brings Logan to the top, but McIntyre CLUBS Orton! Orton steps down, McIntyre CLUBS him again! McIntyre throws more hands but Orton fires counter punches! They brawl again, GLASGOW KISS! Logan goes up to a pod while McIntyre stops the RKO! NECKBREAKER! Both Orton and McIntyre are down, but then McIntyre kips up! Fans cheer that, but then Logan SUPER CROSSBODIES McIntyre down! All three men are down again but the fans tell Logan, “You Still Suck!” Logan rises, and he brings out BRASS KNUCKLES! He had them in his tights all along!

Logan puts the knuckles on and gives them a kiss. Logan powers up that fist, but RKO!!! Orton risked his bad back but he shut Logan up! Cover, Orton ELIMINATES Logan! The fans cheer the loudest they have yet, and now it comes down to McIntyre and Orton. They both drag themselves up with ropes, but Orton’s back is really bothering him. McIntyre turns him around, kicks low, but Orton wrenches out! RK- NO, McIntyre powers out and runs in! Orton sidesteps, he has McIntyre in ropes! DRAPING DDT!! Orton fires up and the fans are with him! Orton hears the voices in his head as he watches McIntyre stir!

Orton pounds the mat as McIntyre rises, RK- NO!! McIntyre powers out, and SPINEBUSTERS! Orton writhes and McIntyre goes to a corner. McIntyre aims, he wants Orton to get up now! Orton slowly rises, the countdown begins! “THREE! TWO! ONE!” But Orton falls over! The ref checks Orton, but Orton refuses to be taken out by forfeit. McIntyre looms over Orton, Orton pounds the mat in frustration over his own body being beat up. McIntyre grins and chuckles as Orton forces himself to stand, RKO!!!! Orton fires up, but LOGAN PAUL SUCKER PUNCHES ORTON!? Logan hadn’t left the Chamber yet and he screws Orton over!!!

McIntyre crawls to cover, McIntyre wins!!

Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall (NEW #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship)

The ImPAULsive Influencer just influenced this match’s finish! He couldn’t let it go and had to knock Orton out! Will Logan have to watch his back for the Viper? As for McIntyre, he’s still going back to WrestleMania. Will he finally have his moment on the Grandest Stage of Them All?

 

Triple H is here!

The fans fire up as The Game stands in the ring, and he says, “I just wanted to come out here for a second to say thank you. On behalf of the WWE, on behalf of every superstar back there, thank you for inviting us into your home. Thank you for being great hosts. Thank you for this beautiful Optus Arena. It’s been a wonderful night. And I wanna let you know the attendance here tonight, the official attendance: 52,590!” The fans cheer that!

 

Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley VS Nia Jax!

Australia is Mami’s home, and this truly be the biggest moment in her career. However, that’s all the more motivation for the Irresistible Force to ruin it! Will the challenger A-Nia-late the champion? Or will the Eradicator still be the most dominant woman in the WWE?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly on top!

The bell rings and the fans are thunderous already as Rhea stares Nia down. Rhea smiles as the fans are all behind her. Nia and Rhea circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. They go around, Nia shoves Rhea away, and the fans boo. Rhea stays cool and she dodges Nia to kick, stomp a foot, and SMASH her off a knee! Rhea LARIATS but Nia stays up! Rhea CHOPS, CHOPS, and knuckle locks to go up and up and RANA! Nia staggers to a corner, Rhea DROPKICKS her in! The fans fire and Rhea brings Nia out, to pump handle! Nia elbows free of that and knocks Rhea down, then SENTONS!

Nia dribbles Rhea off the mat, puts her in a corner, and runs up to SPLASH! Nia keeps Rhea up so she can “smile” at the fans. Nia HEADBUTTS Rhea, tells her to kiss this, and then HIP ATTACKS! Nia rubs it in, literally! Nia soaks up the heat, especially from Rhea’s family at ringside. Rhea throws body shots and backs Nia down, but Nia HEADBUTTS Rhea down! Nia drags Rhea around, runs, and drops a leg, brother! Rhea writhes but Nia eggs her on. Nia SLAPS Rhea, Rhea BOOTS from below! Rhea kicks more, but Nia KICKS Rhea in return. Nia pushes Rhea, has the arms and stands on Rhea’s back as she pulls!

Rhea endures, the fans boo, but Nia stomps Rhea down! Nia soaks up the heat, mocks the fans, and then drags Rhea around. Nia grabs a leg for a STRETCH MUFFLER! Rhea endures as Nia stands and has her hanging over the mat! Rhea fights, but Nia shifts right to a HALF CRAB! Rhea endures as Nia kneels on her neck! Rhea still fights her way around, but Nia HIP DROPS her down! Nia soaks up more heat, then mocks Rhea reaching out for her family. Nia stomps Rhea, tells Rhea to say “Mommy,” but Rhea throws body shots! Nia HEADBUTTS Rhea down! Nia torture racks Rhea and bends her!

Fans boo as Nia marches around with Rhea on her back, but Rhea fights around! GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! The fans fire up as Rhea has Nia in the body scissors, too! But Nia powers up and out, only for Rhea to sunset flip! Nia stays up, but Rhea avoids the hip drop! Nia lands hard on her butt, and fans taunt her with “MY HOLE!” Nia stands Rhea up but Rhea fires off fast hands! Nia grabs on with both hands, but Rhea breaks free to knuckle lock and CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rhea then goes up and up and FLYING RANA, but Nia blocks that one! POWERBOMB! Deadlift, and POWERBOMB again!

Nia drags Rhea around, runs, for another leg drop, brother! Cover, TWO! Rhea survives and Nia grows frustrated. Nia looms over Rhea and brings her up. Nia shoves Rhea into a corner, then goes up the corner! But Rhea DROPKICKS the legs out! Nia ends up in the Tree of Woe, and Rhea hurries up to WOE STOMP her down! The fans fire up while Nia flounders away! Rhea climbs the corner again, aims as Nia stands, MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Nia is tougher than that and Rhea is frustrated. The fans rally up as Rhea stands Nia up. Nia shoves Rhea, Rhea gets around to short arm LARIAT! Nia stays up so Rhea LARIATS again!

Nia stays up, fireman’s carries, and SAMOAN DROPS! Nia roars, runs, but Rhea avoids the leg drop this time! Basement dropkick! The fans fire up as Rhea has Nia down, and Rhea climbs up! Rhea aims, but Nia ROCKS her first! Nia climbs, fireman’s carries, and fans freak out! SUPER SAMOAN DROP!! Cover, TWO!! Rhea survives and the fans fire up again! Rhea writhes but Nia drags her to a drop zone. Nia climbs up, but Rhea gets her in an Electric Chair! And SLAMS her off buckles! Nia falls in a heap, Rhea goes up and gets everyone fired up! Rhea aims, gives some Latino Heat, and hits a FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!

Nia survives and Rhea is beside herself! Rhea stands back up, she storms after Nia and pump handles! But Nia powers out and TOSSES Rhea to the floor! Fans boo but Nia smiles as she goes out after Rhea. But Rhea trips Nia up on the apron! Nia falls hard and Rhea says screw it. Rhea clears the desk! The fans fire up as Rhea hobbles over to Nia. Rhea drags Nia up, reels her in, and says “SUCK IT!” But Nia’s too big to lift from this position, too! Nia fireman’s carries, SAMOAN DROP on the desk! The desk does not break, but maybe Rhea just broke! Nia goes up onto an armchair, to ELBOW DROP through the desk!!

Fans boo as Nia drags Rhea from the wreckage and into the ring. Rhea is in a drop zone, Nia goes up! A-NIA-LATOR!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Nia is shocked and the fans are electric! Nia runs to KICK Rhea in the side, then whips her to a corner. Nia RAMS into Rhea again and again, going after that bad back! Nia throws Rhea down and has her in the drop zone again. Nia climbs again, but Rhea scrambles up to SHOVE Nia down! Nia falls to the apron bug holds onto ropes! Rhea goes up the corner, the fans rally with “MAMI MAMI MAMI!” “OI OI OI!” Rhea hauls Nia up but that’s still too much. Rhea drops back, and Nia HEADBUTTS!

Nia hops off the corner, but then says why not. Nia climbs up! But Rhea goes up after her! Rhea has Nia for the SUPERPLEX!! The Ripley family cheers and the fans go wild as Rhea rises! Nia manages to stand, but Rhea roars as she ROUNDHOUSES! Pump handle, RIPTIDE!!! Cover, Rhea wins!!

Winner: Rhea Ripley, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s World Champion)

That was the biggest Riptide ever, and it washes Nia away! With this win, Rhea not only proves she’s the most dominant woman in WWE, but she proves everything she’s done to get here was worth it! Mami gets her pyro and celebrates with her family, but will she have an even bigger moment at WrestleMania 40 facing down The Man?


My Thoughts:

An awesome Elimination Chamber with basically nothing bad to say. Great promo from The Rock that was featured in the Kickoff show, and great Grayson Waller Effect segment for Cody & Rollins to respond. Great beat down of Theory, too, that was fun. Really good Women’s Tag Team Championship match for the Kickoff, though it was clear The Kabuki Warriors were retaining. Indi at least got to perform in her home country, but I don’t feel she and Candice circle back to the titles in time for Mania. Another team probably steps up, or maybe multiple teams, and they’re the ones that face Asuka & Kairi.

Speaking of tag titles, awesome match from Priest & Finn VS “New Catch Republic.” That had some real NXT TakeOver vibes with the near falls and false finishes, but I figured Judgment Day was returning. Given the story with R-Truth, it just seems more fitting that The Awesome Truth steps up and wins big at Mania. And in case you missed it, Truth went to Austria instead of Australia, because he is a comedic genius. I am going to love all the shenanigans and misunderstands Truth has once he and Miz are the Undisputed Tag Team Champions.

Awesome stuff out of both Chamber matches tonight, though WWE always does pretty good with these in my experience. And even though it seemed a bit obvious to me that Becky and Drew were each running the gauntlet in the Chamber, I feel they did a better job disguising things in Drew winning than Becky. Tiffany eliminating Naomi was a good move, as she and Naomi can feud. Tiffany is new to main roster, Naomi has returned to WWE, a feud can help RawDown fans learn/relearn who they are while we get great acrobatic matches out of them. Liv and Bianca being in the final three with Becky also worked, they all have stories involving Rhea, a return to Mania, or both.

As for what Bianca does now without a clear path to Mania, I’m thinking she could get in on that tag title story. She has beef with DMG CTRL, and if Dakota really is on Bayley’s side, maybe Dakota and Bianca can be a team? Not saying they’d win, there’s a chance DMG CTRL makes everyone think Dakota’s still on their side, and that helps DMG CTRL retain, but it’d be good story. And in the Men’s Chamber, I did not expect Styles to screw Knight over like that, and I did not expect Logan to screw over Orton like that. Kevin was great wanting after Logan so badly, and I don’t think their story is over yet, but maybe they add Orton to the mix? A Triple Threat protects all three so that Logan can lose the belt while someone else takes the pin, or Logan is opportunistic and steals a pin to retain.

And of course, an awesome main event. Rhea of course won out but she and Nia did great, really made Rhea look like the underdog champ that then overcame her toughest challenge, and now she’s rolling towards that match with Becky. Both have done so well that Mami VS The Man could go either way, and I wouldn’t be surprised either way. They’re both worthy of the top title, so it really depends on who is set up for the Women’s World Championship for after Mania. Maybe Jade Cargill? That’d be quite the moment on whatever night of Mania to have Jade walk out there and confront the champion and set things up for Backlash in France.

My Score: 9/10


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