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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (9/6/21)

It’s time for Tag Team Turmoil!

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Coverage Raw 2021

The Raw Tag Team Champions WILL have challengers!

SEVEN teams will battle until only one is left! Which duo will be lucky enough to move on and challenge RKBRO for the Raw Tag Team Championships?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil: momentarily suspended.
  • WWE United States Championship #1 Contenders Match: Drew McIntyre VS Sheamus; Sheamus wins and challenges Damian Priest for the title at Extreme Rules.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Contenders Match: Natalya & Tamina VS Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H.; Rhea & Nikki win and will challenge for the titles.
  • John Morrison VS Karrion Kross; Kross wins.
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair VS Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler; Charlotte wins and retains the title.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Reggie VS Akira Tozawa; Reggie wins and retains the title.
  • Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil, resumed: Bobby Lashley & MVP win and will challenge RKBRO for the titles next week.

PLAY BY PLAY

Tag teams talk about tonight’s turmoil!

New Day starts off with tonight saying it is tag turmoil BABY! Seven enter, one survives and that team earns a tag title match! But who will that be? Who who who? Who else than ya bois, the NEW~ DAY~! Becaaaause~! NEW! DAY ROCKS! But the Viking Raiders thrive on turmoil, so tonight, Erik & Ivar are ready to raid the entire division! Mansoor is pumped to become a tag team champion but Msutafa Ali wants him to just follow his lead, and do whatever it takes. Lucha House Party is fired up for their chance! LHP proves they’re outta this world, and it’s lucha time! Mace & T-Bar are not afraid to go through six more teams. They’ll just be six victims in one go.

Veer speaks in Punjabi, and then Jinder Mahal translates: “We are the next Raw Tag Team Champions.” NAMASTE!! But AJ Styles is best for last, and he says turmoil is exactly what RKBRO are in representing the Raw Tag Division. Can anyone imagine Matt Riddle, “O’ Smokey Brain himself,” being in charge of anything?! Maybe a soda machine, but he’d screw that up, too. After tonight, the former champions will be challengers and they’ll get those titles back! But the Phenomenal One and his towering friend need to survive the SEVEN team Tag Team Turmoil! Who will luck of the draw favor this night?

 

RKBRO is here!

Matt Riddle & Randy Orton make their way out, both belts and one scooter included. They go to the ring and strike their pose, still feeling very good over winning their mighty challengers last week. The mics are handed over as fans chant for “R K BRO! R K BRO!” Orton recalls how last week, the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP tried to take the titles off him and Riddle, “and they failed miserably!” Orton knows why they failed. It is quite simple: Lashley is nothing more than a greedy sonova bitch! That brings us to tonight. RKBRO will watch the other seven teams left and see which team deserves to be next in line to be beaten by the most destructive tag team in sports entertainment today: R! K! Bro…!

Riddle is excited cuz tonight is sick! T-Bar & Mace are super tall with awesome face paint. Lucha House Party aren’t that super tall, but they got great masks. Riddle wants Orton to get a snake mask and Riddle gets a rubber horse mask and become the Snake & Stallion Express! Or! Or! They get great jackets like Mansoor & Ali. Riddle knows Orton hates sleeves, so he can get Mama Riddle to cut the sleeves off. Or, or! They go on a raid like the Vikings and have ale! Does Orton like ale? Probably not, that body doesn’t look like it has much carbs. Doesn’t he look good? Fans agree, Orton looks good. But Riddle loves ale, ‘specially when he gets the munchies.

Speaking of, maybe New Day brings pancakes? Woods has his trombone but Riddle’s always been more of a recorder flute guy. What does Orton like playing? But here comes Bobby Lashley & MVP?! They’re dressed for business, not a match, so Riddle chills. MVP tells Riddle to shut his “dumb ass” up. Or maybe in Spanish, callete, estupido! The WWE Universe loses IQ points every second they have to listen Riddle ramble on about nothing. And instead of the tag turmoil, worry about this juggernaut coming after Orton for that cowardly RKO! Lashley and MVP storm to the ring, Lashley says it was cowardly. But now Orton is talking about tag titles. Like Lashley just forgot last week! Lashley is gonna finish what Orton started!

But instead of sneaking up from behind, man up and face Lashley 1v1! Then Lashley can put Orton in a Hurt Lock and rip his arms out his socket before he throws him down on the ground! Orton asks if Lashley is challenging him to a match. Absolutely, 1v1, Lashley VS Orton! Interesting… Orton was just thinking about that a couple weeks ago that it’s been about 10 years or more since they faced each other in the ring. And Lashley talking about double champ this, double champ that, Orton got thinking. Orton will accept this challenge on ONE condition: It is for the WWE World Championship! MVP wants this to stop here to talk with Lashley but Riddle gets the fans behind Orton.

MVP and Lashley discuss, and MVP tells Orton that like the Viper he is, he hit his patented RKO #outtanowhere! However, when Lashley returns the favor, it’ll be in Orton’s face and FOR the WWE title, at Extreme Rules! The challenge has been accepted but Lashley says he IS a greedy SOB! Hurt Business is going to talk with management and get in on that Tag Turmoil! Then when Lashley & MVP win, Lashley will become a double champion! But then the New Day makes their way out to the ring! #nDr ask Miami what’s happening, and Kofi Kingston wants to ask “Bob” about inserting himself into the match. Phrasing!

Well, go talk to management ASAP cuz ya bois are about to kick off the turmoil RIGHT NOW! And yes, they are starting the turmoil and the odds are against then. But the New Day beat the odds, like when Woods beat Lashley! MVP says that was not legit, he had help. Now, Woods & Kofi will beat the odds and become the NEW~ W! W! E! WORLD! TAG! TEAM! CHAMPIONS~! Riddle & Orton doubt that part but… Here come the Viking Raiders! Erik & Ivar are ready to start this off with the eleven-time tag team champions, after the break!

Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil!

The New Day VS The Viking Raiders!

Raw returns and RKBRO is watching right next to commentary as the bell rings. Kofi and Ivar start and tie right up. Ivar waistlocks, Kofi pries at the hold and switches. Fans rally as Ivar bucks Kofi away but things speed up. Kofi hurdles and hurdles and back elbows! Kofi lines up a shot, elbows Ivar in the corner then throws knees over and over. Kofi goes corner to corner but runs into the SEATED SENTON! Tag to Erik, Ivar DECKS Woods and then clotheslines Kofi! Erik picks Ivar up, SPINEBUSTER HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO! Erik looms over Kofi as fans rally up. Erik shoves then DECKS Kofi, then paces around him.

Erik brings Kofi back up, RAMS him into the corner, tag to Ivar. Ivar brings Kofi around to scoop but Kofi slips out. Kofi shoves, Ivar cartwheels but Kofi STOMPS him down! Tag to Woods and Erik! Woods dodges and runs into a tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Erik comes back, Woods shoves him to LEG LARIAT! Erik blocks the whip, reverses it and reels Woods into an EXPLODER! Woods gets to a corner, Erik runs in and blocks the boots and swings Woods to the apron. Woods counter punches Erik then GAMANGIRIS Erik, to then step in for the TORNADO DDT! Tag to Kofi and Woods KNEES Ivar down! Woods SUPERKICKS then Kofi SUPERKICKS, cover, TWO!!

Kofi drags Erik up while fans rally for the New Day. Tag to Woods, Riddle checks on Ivar as New Day double whips. Erik throws Kofi out then spins Woods for Ace Ten- NO! Woods blocks the knee, but Erik blocks the forearm to kick and knee and shove! Woods slides under, ROLLING ELBOW! Woods CLUBS away on Erik, runs to ropes, but Erik ROCKS him with a forearm! Kofi tags in as Erik runs, Woods clotheslines Erik out! Kofi runs over to the corner and SUPER TRUST FALLS, but is caught?! Woods runs in and the Viking Raiders TOSS Kofi into Woods! The New Day is down and the Raiders are fired up as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns as Woods arm-drags Erik away, and hot tags to Kofi! Kofi springboards in to ax handle Erik then he DECKS Ivar! Kofi rallies on Erik, dropkicks him ten runs to LEAPING AX HANDLE! Riddle is fired up as Kofi gives Erik the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! Fans fire up as Kofi aims from the corner. Ivar distracts and Erik CLUBS Kofi! Tag to Ivar, the Raiders whip Kofi, pop up to the waistlock! Springboard, LARIAT GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Kofi survives, showing us why the New Day have had so many title reigns! Tag to Erik, Ivar brings Kofi back up. Feed to a scoop and BACKBREAKER, then Erik gut wrenches Kofi for a GUT BUSTER!

Erik isn’t done, he gut wrenches and POWER- NO! Kofi RANAS Erik away! Erik runs at the corner but Kofi dodges! Hot tag to Woods but Ivar also tags in. Woods runs at Erik but into a CHOKE SLAM! Ivar is up top, VIKING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Woods now shows the toughness of 11-time champions! Even RKBRO are surprised by that one. Tag back to Erik and the Viking Raiders try again. Feed to the pop-up but Kofi gives Ivar TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Woods makes Thor’s Hammer into an inside cradle! The New Day ELIMINATE the Viking Raiders! But here comes the Modern Day Maharaja and Mr. Million Dollar Arm!

The New Day VS Jinder Mahal & Veer w/ Shanky!

But before Mahal’s team gets in the ring, Kofi dropkicks Veer and Woods WRECKS Mahal! Then Kofi DIVES to take out Veer! Woods puts Mahal in and Kofi dares Shanky to do something. Woods CROSSBODIES Mahal, TWO! The advantage Mahal’s team had is gone, Woods CHOPS him but Mahal knees low. Mahal whips and CLOBBERS Woods, then looms over him. Mahal stomps Woods, runs the ropes and drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Mahal scowls as he gets Woods up. Woods throws hands, CHOPS away, but Mahal knees low again. Veer tags in as Woods powers out of the headlock, Mahal wrenches and FLAPJACKS, then Veer THESZ PRESSES! “NAMASTE!!”

Kofi goes around the way but now Shanky stands in his way. RKBRO wants Shanky and Kofi to keep it cool as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Veer throws Woods down from the corner. Veer stomps Woods, then powers up for a BIG ax handle drop! Veer drags Woods back up, tags Mahal, and they mug Woods in the corner. Mahal brings Woods up to scoop and SLAM! Mahal fires up but fans boo as he drags Woods up again. Mahal scoops and Woods slips out to slide under! Mahal grabs a foot to keep Woods from Kofi but Woods boots him away! Tag to Kofi! Kofi GAMANGIRIS then springboards to AX HANDLE! Kofi DECKS Veers, runs at Mahal but Mahal dodges the splash. Mahal runs in but gets boots, Woods tags back in! BACKBREAKER to the DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, New Day ELIMINATES Team Mahal!

The New Day VS Lucha House Party!

New theme music for Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, they’re ready to get #LuchaLit! New Day is ready and meet them at the ramp. New Day pops LHP up to the apron, Lince mule kicks Woods and Metalik does the same to Kofi. DOUBLE ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hits and LPH puts Woods in. Lince drags Woods up and throws EuroUppers and forearms. Lince whips Woods to ropes, Woods reverses but Lince WHEEL KICKS! Tag to Metalik and Lince sets Woods in the drop zone. Lince gives Metalik a boost for a FALLING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Woods survives and RKBRO applauds. Metalik drags Woods up to CLUB down then stomp him.

Metalik eggs Woods on as he kicks him at the ropes. Metalik wrenches an arm, tags Lince, and they mug Woods. Lince CHOPS Woods, Woods hits back and CHOPS in return! Woods CHOPS again, but Lince CHOPS Woods off his feet! PLANKING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Woods goes to a corner, Lince runs in but is put on the apron. Lince GAMANGIRIS, goes up top, then leaps for a BIG crossbody, into a Code Breaker?! Woods and Lince are both down, Lince crawls to hot tag Metalik, and Metalik keeps Woods down! Metalik wags his finger at Kofi then brings Woods around. Metalik fireman’s carries, Woods slips off and shoves but Metalik SUPERKICKS back!

Metalik runs but no Slingblade! Woods mule kicks, tag to Kofi! Kofi goes up top again, FLYING CROSSBODY to the back! Cover, TWO! Metalik survives being flattened and he JAWBREAKERS Kofi! Tag to Lince, but Kofi BOOTS Lince down! Kofi shouts out Diesel then covers, TWO! Tag to Woods, New Day whips but Lince GOLDEN REWINDS! Victory roll for Woods, TWO!! SUPERKICK! Tag to Metalik, Lince LIONSAULTS then Lince LIONSAULTS! Tag back to Lince, he goes to the very top, MOONSAULT! Cover, Kofi breaks it! Kofi whips Metalik but he lands on the apron. Kofi runs and slides but Metalik jumps over, Lince WRECKS Kofi with a dropkick!

Metalik goes to the corner and tags back in. LHP DOUBLE SUPERKICK Woods down! Lince rolls Woods into Metalik’s wheelbarrow but Kofi trips Lince! Woods hits a WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER! Cover, New Day ELIMINATES Lucha House Party! Ya bois are 3-0, but here come the towering titans! We see if New Day can survive extinction after the break!

The New Day VS Mace & T-Bar!

Raw returns and Mace CLUBS away on Woods’ chest and shoulders with big elbows! Mace talks trash to Kofi as he brings Woods around to CLUB him on the back. T-Bar talks trash on Woods, fans rally for New Day and Woods fights back! Woods ROCKS and CHOPS Mace but Mace CHOPS back! Mace whips Woods to a corner then runs in to KNEE Woods down! Cover, TWO! RKBRO watches closely as Mace drags Woods around to clamp a claw into his shoulder. “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” as Woods endures and fights up. Woods breaks free to ENZIGURI! Mace wobbles but comes back for Woods to put him in a corner. Mace fires off big hands but the ref counts.

Mace lets off to then hoist Woods up top. Mace choke grips but Woods clubs his arm! Mace ROCKS Woods with a left hand, then sits him back up! Woods throws more hands, leaps and missile dropkicks Woods’ leg out! Woods crawls but Mace keeps him anchored. Mace looks to T-Bar, tag, but Woods crawls away! T-Bar stomps Woods down, talks trash to Kofi, then brings Woods up. Woods throws body shots but T-Bar knees low. T-Bar whips Woods to ropes and CLOBBERS him with a back elbow! Cover, TWO! T-Bar clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Woods down. Woods endures and the fans rally up again. Woods fights up, Riddle definitely supports him, but Mace tags in.

Woods JAWBREAKERS T-Bar but Mace back suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO!! Mace is furious and he wrenches Woods’ neck! Woods fights up, fights back and mule kicks hard! Mace wobbles but stays up, so he BACK HANDS Kofi down! Mace scoops Woods but Woods moves around! T-Bar still tags in, and he goes around the way to get Kofi up! T-Bar THROWS Kofi into barriers to further deny Woods his tag! Mace gives Woods a HEEL KICK, then he goes out after Kofi. T-Bar torture racks Woods for FEAST- NO! SCHOOLBOY! New Day ELIMINATES another team!! And the titans are furious! T-Bar LARIATS Woods off his feet!

Mace throws Kofi around then back into the ring. Orton has Riddle let this happen, RUNNING BACK SUPLEX from Mace! But here come Mansoor & Ali! Ali wants Mansoor to let this happen, too! They may have beef with the behemoths, but this is about their chances of winning! Mansoor is still pure hearted, he runs in to make the save! Mansoor fires off CHOPS but T-Bar DECKS him! Ali sighs and tells Mansoor he was to listen to him. But then T-Bar and Mace both get Mansoor in choke grips. Ali runs in and Mansoor is tossed aside! Ali dodges T-Bar to dropkick Mace! But then Ali turns around into T-Bar’s CYCLONE KICK!

Mace BLASTS Mansoor into the announce desk! T-Bar TOSSES Ali! They then go out and drag Mansoor up to RAM him into steel steps! Mace hauls Ali up so that he and T-Bar can double whip him into a POST! Fans boo but the behemoths pull apart steel steps. Orton has Riddle stay back again, and the behemoths RAM the steps into Mansoor! Then they go into the ring, but the New Day fights back! T-Bar DECKS Kofi, Mace has the steps like a boombox. T-Bar scoops Kofi to LAWN DART him into the steps!! The refs rush out to stop this but the titans have not had their fill. But Sonya Deville & Adam Pearce tell them to stop! NO doing! HIGH JUSTICE into the POST!!

Woods writhes and all the other contenders are still down! Raw looks to sort out the chaos Mace & T-Bar just caused, while we go to break.

Raw returns and somehow all four men are okay to continue despite what we saw happen to them. Sonya & Pearce decided that to make sure this is done right, these two teams are going to be given time to rest, and we’ll continue the turmoil later tonight! But now that means Lashley & MVP DID get in on this in time! Will the All Mighty be able to take advantage of whoever comes out of those two brutalized teams?

 

WWE United States Championship #1 Contenders Match: Drew McIntyre VS Sheamus!

Though both warriors got their part in last week’s awesome Triple Threat, there still needs to be a challenger at Extreme Rules! Damian Priest awaits, will it be the Scottish Stud or The Fella that wins this fight to fight again?

The bell rings and Sheamus offers a handshake, but McIntyre says shove it! The two tie up, go around, and they end up on the ropes. The ref calls for the break but they keep going into a corner. They fight with hands but then let off as the ref counts. Sheamus protests but he ties up with McIntyre. Headlock takeover and Sheamus grinds McIntyre down, McIntyre makes it a cover, ONE, and Priest is watching from backstage. McIntyre fights up, powers out, but Sheamus runs him over! Sheamus soaks up the heat, runs, but McIntyre drops to get up and dodge for a BIG shoulder tackle! McIntyre growls as he gets Sheamus up and CHOPS him to a corner!

McIntyre stomps, CHOPS and whips Sheamus, but Sheamus holds ropes. Sheamus throws McIntyre out and KNEES Him in the ropes! Then CLUBS him on the back. Sheamus ROCKS McIntyre in the back, stands him up and says, “This is my favorite part, Graves!” BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! But McIntyre stops it at 4 to elbow Sheamus back! McIntyre turns it around to give Sheamus the other ten Beats of the Bodhrain! Only for Sheamus to HOTSHOT him down! Sheamus hurries up top as McIntyre bails out, SUPER FLYING CLOTHESLINE! The Celtic Warrior downs McIntyre and fires himself up as fans boo!

Sheamus puts McIntyre in the ring, takes aim from the corner again, but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife cover, TWO! McIntyre grits his teeth as he drags Sheamus back around to CHOP him! McIntyre then goes up top, but Sheamus ROCKS him with haymakers first! Sheamus climbs up, CLUBS McIntyre on the back, then hoists him up. McIntyre fights back, CLUBS Sheamus more, then looks to the outside?! The ref wants McIntyre to let off, Sheamus throws body shots in return, and then he stands on the very top to SUPERPLEX McIntyre in!! Both warriors are down and Miami is fired up as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns Sheamus keeps McIntyre down with an armlock and chinbar. Sheamus shouts that McIntyre is overrated, but McIntyre fights up. McIntyre gets to his feet, throws body shots and CHOPS Sheamus back! Sheamus CLUBS, McIntyre CHOPS, and the two scrap into a corner. McIntyre whips corner to corner but Sheamus elbows him away. They both run, McIntyre dodges to rally with BIG clotheslines! McIntyre whips again and hits an OVERHEAD suplex! Sheamus fights the clinch and escapes the second, but McIntyre gets the NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up, glares at Sheamus, and goes after him in the corner, only for Sheamus to kick legs out!

Sheamus skins the cat up the corner, McIntyre stands and climbs to SUPER OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY!! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus survives and McIntyre is beside himself! McIntyre underhooks, Sheamus Alabama lifts out of it but McIntyre sunset flips! TWO, McIntyre hits a GLASGOW KISS! But the black mask was Sheamus’ shield! Sheamus then HEADBUTTS McIntyre! A Dublin Kiss perhaps?! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus keeps going and he Alabama lifts again, for an ALABAMA SLAM! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre refuses to give in and Sheamus is beside himself! Sheamus gets up and paces before he kicks Sheamus down. Fans boo but Sheamus soaks up the heat as he goes to a corner.

Sheamus mocks McIntyre’s countdown! But McIntyre LARIATS Sheamus! FUTURE SHOCK DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Sheamus survives again and McIntyre is seething. McIntyre stands as fans chant, “THIS IS AWESOME!” McIntyre aims from the corner, runs in but into a fireman’s carry! McIntyre fights free to then POST Sheamus! And a takedown to a KIMURA!!! Sheamus endures and reaches for ropes but the body scissors keep him down! Sheamus drags himself over, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, McIntyre lets go but he certainly learned that from The Beast. Sheamus is in a corner, he hoists McIntyre up and out but McIntyre HOTSHOTS the arm!

McIntyre climbs up the corner, leaps but Sheamus gets under! BICYCLE KNEE! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre survives again but now Sheamus goes for the legs. Sheamus ties up the legs, McIntyre gets a cradle, TWO! Kick and forearms, then a fireman’s carry, McIntyre STEALS WHITE NOISE! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre couldn’t end Sheamus with Sheamus’ favorite, but the forearm start flying! The mask hurts McIntyre’s arm! But then he grabs it and pulls it off! Just like Priest at SummerSlam! BOOT to Sheamus’ vulnerable face! The mask is set on the post, McIntyre takes aim again, CLAY- NO! Sheamus schoolboys with tights!! Sheamus wins!!!

Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the WWE US Championship)

McIntyre keeps his cool as he grabs Sheamus’ mask from the corner. Sheamus turns around and sees the mask in McIntyre’s hands. Sheamus wants McIntyre to take it easy, he still has a bad nose. McIntyre knows, and he CLOBBERS Sheamus in the head with the mask! Countdown and CLAYMORE!! Broken nose or not, Sheamus still has his ticket to the PPV. Will McIntyre ever get satisfaction?

 

Backstage interview with Damian Priest.

Kevin Patrick asks how Priest feels now that he’s facing Sheamus at Extreme Rules. “Did you see that?” That was awesome! But Priest’s been here long enough to see a ton of matches. Priest’s also seen even more fights, and been in most of them. That match was a fight. That’s why Priest likes these two! They can both go, and Priest expects nothing less from Sheamus. Priest won’t be the only one enjoying himself, either. Priest and the “Agents of Infamy” all around the world will be feeling great. Why? “Because I know something Sheamus doesn’t know. I’ve got his number.”

And that night at Extreme Rules ends with Sheamus on his back in the ring. But it’ll be the sounds that #LiveForever: “And still United States Champion…! Damian Priest!” The Archer of Infamy likes the sound of all that already, will it be music to his ears to add onto Sheamus’ bumps and bruises?

 

Backstage interview with Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley.

The Almost Super Hero and Aussie Nightmare are an unlikely duo of former Raw Women’s Champions that don’t have much of anything else in common. Rhea says that after debuting, she only had one goal: be a champion. After seeing Nikki fight through adversity, that is something they have in common. Nikki adds that of course everyone wants to be champion, but these two don’t need to fly to any conclusions. And okay, they don’t have much in common, but they’re still “getting there” as a team. Maybe. Rhea says if this does work and they win tonight, maybe they can have gold in common. Nikki agrees with that, and wants Rhea to set her up for the next line.

Rhea sighs and says, “Maybe it’s time to…” “UNLEASH! SUPER! BRUTALITY! Well that’s not an awful team name. But will #SuperBrutality be able to get a super victory over the Queen of Harts & Daughter of Superfly?

 

Backstage interview with Charlotte Flair!

How does the Queen plan on “bouncing back” from her loss to Nia Jax last week with the title being on the line tonight? Well last week, Nia said she’d splatter Charlotte all over the ring. Clearly, she didn’t follow through. And though Nia won, Charlotte’s still standing, looking better than ever. While having a title match tonight doesn’t sit well with her, Charlotte will do whatever it takes to keep the title. Yes, Nia is not like most girls, but Charlotte is one of a kind. As for that crown Nia said she’d shove up Charlotte’s behind? Charlotte will bash Nia over the head with it, and Nia will #BowDown and kiss the floor! The Irresistible Force cannot resist the Queen, but will she defeat and dethrone her?

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Contenders Match: Natalya & Tamina VS Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H!

Speaking of the Women’s Tag Team Champions, Natalya is back from her leg injury! Will she and Tamina still hold down the fort as a team? Or is tonight when the champs get caught off guard?

Raw returns as the statement makers make their entrance. Teams sort out and Nikki starts with Tamina. Tamina doesn’t take the little superhero serious. Tamina eggs Nikki on, the two tie up and then Tamina shoves her away. Nikki comes back, they tie up and Tamina throws Nikki down! Nikki gets to a corner, Tamina corners her, but Nikki gets around and comes back! Tamina stops the monkey flip and puts Nikki on the top rope to fire off haymakers! Nikki blocks to CLUB away on Tamina! Tamina HEADBUTTS, then fireman’s carries, only for Nikki to fight and sunset flip! Tamina stays up, drops down but Nikki dodges! Nikki runs to SENTON! And basement dropkick!

Tag to Rhea, she gives Nikki a boost to toss her at Tamina! Tamina catches Nikki, Rhea says, “Sucker!” Tamina swings Nikki at Rhea but Rhea dodges to dropkick them both down! Nikki flounders out of the ring and Rhea drags Tamina up to fire off hands. The two brawl and things get rough! Tamina ROCKS Rhea, tags in Natty, and they mug Rhea in the corner. Natty headlocks to a takeover, Rhea fights up and powers out of the headlock but then backs away before Natty runs in. Nikki tags in, and Rhea scoops Nikki to swing her boots into Natty! Nikki runs in, Natty blocks the wheelbarrow and puts Nikki in a corner! Natty fires off, Nikki elbows her back!

Nikki goes up, Tamina barks at her so Nikki jumps down to shoulder her! Natty CLUBS Nikki, drags her up to snapmare and basement dropkick! Tamina goes around the way and trips Rhea up! Then SUPERKICKS her into the steel steps! The Almost Super Hero and the Mosh Pit Kid are down as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Tamina covers Nikki. TWO, and Nikki gets to a corner. Tamina runs corner to corner but Nikki dodges the hip attack! Nikki and Tamina crawl, hot tag to Natty! Natty drags Nikki away, steps through but Nikki kicks her away! Hot tag to Rhea! Rhea rallies with short arm LARIATS! Ripcord and HEADBUTT, to then a snapmare. Rhea BLASTS Tamina then dropkicks Natty! Fans fire up with Rhea and she gets Natty up but Natty shoves her away. Rhea mule kicks, NORTHERN LIGHTS, bridging cover, TWO! Rhea seethes but she calls to Nikki. Nikki tags in, Rhea holds Natty in place and Nikki climbs. CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Tamina was also there, but Rhea SHOTGUN dropkicks her down! Natty waistlocks Rhea for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Natty storms after Nikki but Nikki elbows. Nikki reels Natty in, but no tornado DDT! DISCUS LARIAT! Rhea tags in quick as Natty drags Nikki away! Rhea gets in, pump handle and RIPTIDE! Cover, Rhea & Nikki win!

Winners: Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H., by pinfall (NEW Contenders to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships)

The champions got caught! With Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart still waiting over on SmackDown, are Natty & Tamina going to have a double header come Extreme Rules?

 

MOIST TV debuts…?

It’s Johnny Drip Drip, “the only man moist enough to ride a dry Slip ‘n’ Slide.” The Aquaholics get the very first edition of Morrison’s own talk show, and Morrison would’ve had Miz as his guest, except he couldn’t find Miz anywhere. So instead, it’s Karrion Kross! Kross doesn’t look happy to be here, but he has made quite the splash since being here. But aw, no hourglass? Morrison is a bit bummed, it was like Kross had that movie, Dune, in a glass case. But the baggage fees do add up. The folks are thirsty. What makes Kross tick? Kross “thanks” Morrison for having him as his first guest. And Kross is just someone who wants to make everyone’s worst dreams a reality.

Wow. Fascinating. So what’s next? Making Morrison suffer. Oh, really? Well that sounds like a threat but Morrison gets it, it is probably a euphemism. But we all know that someone who stirs up trouble with Morrison gets soaked with a Drip Stick. But what is really next? US title? World title? Eviscerating a #splashhole like AJ Styles or Sheamus? Those do sound like great ideas, so Kross will do all of those. After he eliminates Morrison from existence. Whoa, okay. Morrison’s been in this for two decades, and is still three decades ahead of Kross. He has faced The Undertaker, Kane, and the cool members of Degeneration X. Kross is trying to be scary and all but-

Kross tells Morrison to listen up. Morrison wanted answers, now he’ll get them in the ring. Kross will teach Morrison how to #FallAndPray. Kross storms off, but will he be the one washed away by America’s Moist Wanted?

John Morrison VS Karrion Kross!

Raw returns as the Guru of Greatness makes his entrance. The bell rings the two circle. They tie up, Morrison wants an arm but Kross whips him away. Morrison gets around, Eddy Gordo to forearm! Kross stays up, headlocks to a takeover and then shifts right to ground ‘n’ pound with forearms! Kross lets off to stomp Morrison, then hoists him up for a DOOMSDAY SAIDO! Kross isn’t done here, he goes for the Krossjacket! Morrison resists and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Kross lets off and Morrison gets to his Drip Stick! SQUIRT SQUIRT! Kross seethes as Morrison eggs him on. Kross BOOTS Morrison right down!

Kross won’t let Morrison make jokes! DOOMSDAY SAIDO UP AND OVER THE CORNER!! Morrison crashes and burns and fans go nuts! Kross goes out after Morrison and drags him back into the ring. Kross stalks around, sits Morrison up, KROSSJACKET!! Morrison’s eyes are rolling into the back of his head but not like Taker! Morrison is OUT, Kross wins!

Winner: Karrion Kross, by submission

Two weeks in a row, Morrison tries to swim in the deep waters and gets washed back to shore. Will Morrison ever get going if he’s to take on the Hollywood A-Lister? As for Kross, was destroying Johnny Drip Drip the win he needs to say he’s next for the gold?

 

Backstage interview with Nia Jax.

Does she have anything to say in response to Charlotte Flair from earlier? “I’d rather not waste my breath on Charlotte, but everything she said earlier was obviously a defense mechanism.” Charlotte freaked out cuz no one’s every overpowered her the way Nia did. And no matter how Charlotte sees it, Nia did splatter her. Now Charlotte’s talking about bashing Nia’s head in with that crown? “Good luck finding that, because I shoved it so far up her royal behind, she’ll have an easier time finding some dignity. Oh wait, she lost that, too.” Charlotte better get used to losing because Nia will finish what she started, and then come out of this the NEW Raw Women’s Champion. Thank you.

Raw Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair VS Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler!

The Queen makes her entrance first, perhaps not wanting to follow the Irresistible Force. But will Charlotte still be on top of the division after having it out with Nia all over again?

Raw returns as the challenger makes her entrance, the Queen of Spades still willing to be by her side. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see just exactly where the crown ends up in this rematch from last week!

But wait, Shayna speaks up? “Listen, Charlotte. I’m kinda with you, I’m not sure my partner here has what it takes to beat you twice in a row. We know do!” Nia is upset but Shayna seems to be returning the passive aggressive favor from last week. The real question here is, will Nia become champion? Or will she choke? Charlotte attacks and she scraps with Nia! They get into another one from last week and the ref has to try and pull them apart! Nia fires off hands, Charlotte shoves the ref away and the two glare at each other. They each egg the other on, then Nia smacks Charlotte! Charlotte bails out and invokes DX. Then she gets in Shayna’s face and says “Kiss my ass!”

The Queen gets her belt and looks to be leaving! But Shayna stays in her way to make sure there’s no running. Nia grabs Charlotte through the ropes! Nia hoists Charlotte up but Charlotte hotshots Nia back! Charlotte gets in but Nia CLOBBERS her! Nia waistlocks, Charlotte throws elbows to get free, and both women steady themselves. Nia back suplexes, Charlotte lands on her feet and CHOP BLOCKS! Charlotte puts Nia in a corner, she and Nia scrap more while Charlotte sets the leg up. Charlotte springboards but Nia avoids knee to knee contact to bump Charlotte off buckles. Nia seethes, drags Charlotte up and puts her up top to then throw forearms.

Nia climbs up and gets Charlotte up, but Charlotte blocks the superplex! Charlotte slips under to POWERBOMB Nia down! High stack cover, TWO!! Charlotte snarls and paces, then she stomps Nia in the leg. Charlotte pushes Nia around, gets a leg, then steps through, but Nia schoolgirls her into the corner! Charlotte clips buckles and flops out of the ring as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Charlotte has Nia down at the ramp. Charlotte climbs up a corner and fans fire up, ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and Charlotte fires up! Charlotte gets Nia up and then sees Shayna! Shayna runs in, Charlotte dodges, and Shayna keeps from hitting Nina. The two stand off, there was almost a mistake made. Though, would it be a mistake for Shayna. Nia gets in, Charlotte runs in but Nia pops her up! Charlotte sunset flips through but Nia drags her up with both hands for a HEADBUTT! Nia runs in to SPLASH Charlotte in the corner! Nia hoists Charlotte up top, Shayna climbs up but why? Shayna is trying to explain things now?!

SUPER NATURAL SELECTION!! Cover, Charlotte wins!

Winner: Charlotte Flair, by pinfall (still Raw Women’s Champion)

The Queen of Spades is smirking! Did she do that just to screw over Nia? As for Charlotte, Alexa Bliss calls to her from the titantron. “Now that you’re done fighting, I think it’s time for some fun. So Lily and I would like to officially invite you to come join us on our Playground.” Oh and can Charlotte bring one of her fancy robes she wears? Lily wants to try one on. What does Charlotte say? “Of course Lily’s a fan. Isn’t that cute? Except…! The Queen doesn’t do cute and I’m not interested in your mind games, Alexa. And I’m definitely not coming to the Playground!”

Well shucks. Just, they’ve got a lot of pent up energy. Does Charlotte know what it’s like to be cooped up “with a maniacal, out of control, lunatic?” Wait, of course Charlotte does! She’s a Flair. Anywhozle, if Charlotte’s not coming to them… They’ll just bring the Playground to her. The lights start to flicker and change, and then ALEXA shows up right behind Charlotte! Fans are loving this but Charlotte looks over her shoulder at Alexa. “Obviously you want something, Alexa. What is it?” Alexa smirks and looks to the fans before pointing at the title. Oh, this? Alexa wants a title match? Alexa smiles and fans cheer, “YES! YES! YES!”

Charlotte says fine! “But this isn’t your playground. It’s mine!” The Queen leaves but Alexa still smiles. Will Alexa be smiling even brighter when she gets that gold?

 

WWE 24/7 Championship: Reggie VS Akira Tozawa!

Once again, the title that can be defended anywhere at any time will work to stay within the confines of a ring. Will the slick and slippery sommelier be able to keep the Stamina Monster from taking this title back? Or will there be plenty of tricks up Tozawa’s sleeves to finally catch the champ?

Raw returns as Tozawa makes his entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if there’s still time on the clock for Reggie.

Tozawa rushes in, Reggie handsprings and goes Matrix to evade. Tozawa fireman’s carries, Reggie slips off and dropsaults! Then sobats and runs to SOMERSAULT AX KICK! Reggie gets the fans fired up as he aims from the corner. Tozawa turns around into the SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON! Cover, Reggie wins!

Winner: Reggie, by pinfall (still WWE 24/7 Champion)

But now R-Truth rushes out to get his turn! Truth runs in, Reggie dodges and Truth falls out of the ring! But now Cedric Alexander comes in, only for Reggie to go up and over and around! The same for Humberto Carrillo, with Reggie redirecting him right out of the ring! Now Drew Gulak, Jaxson Ryker and even Jeff Hardy try, but Reggie FLIES out onto them all! Reggie gets his belt and heads out, only for DRAKE MAVERICK to return!? Rockstar Spud is back on Raw, but Truth runs in! Reggie dodges Truth, Truth stops short of hitting Maverick.

Since when is Maverick here? This is Truth’s show, Truth’s time and Truth’s baby. Maverick should go home to his wife. Good seeing you, but bad timing. Maverick smirks, is he not just here for the 24/7 title?

 

Backstage interview with “Doudrop.”

Did last week put any of the issues with Eva Marie to bed? Piper Niven says that karma has a funny way of coming back around on people like Eva. “Eva has a history of bailing on matches, so I didn’t want to give her a chance to get cold feet again.” Piper capitalized on a rare moment where Eva was actually in the ring, and she got #Doudropped. Piper is not surprised that the “self-centered, egotistical, talentless wretched wench” couldn’t make it to Raw tonight, but she’s far from through with Eva. Karma is just coming back around again. That’s why Piper wants a rematch. If you thought the beatdown from last week was brutal, next week will be unforgettable!

Eva tortured Piper for months under the guise of “Evalution~,” but that’s just a delusion. Time to usher in a new era: The Doudropalution! Will Eva finally learn something about respect and humility when Piper brings her crashing down again?

 

Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tag Turmoil, resumed!

As sore as they are, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods return to the ring to finish what was started! Will the New Day rock their way to the end of this gauntlet? Or will Mansoor & Ali regroup and remember their strategy?

Raw returns as Ali & Mansoor make their entrances. RKBRO is back at ringside to watch this, just as they were earlier. The teams sort out and Kofi starts with Mansoor. They tie up, Kofi waistlocks then shifts to an armlock. Mansoor works on an escape but Kofi wrenches through. Mansoor uses ropes to rebound and arm-drag free, then things speed up! Ali holds ropes open and Kofi tumbles out! Woods hurries over and Ali tags in. Mansoor also goes out to stand in Woods’ way as Ali puts Kofi in the ring. Ali waves tauntingly at RKBRO before he covers Kofi, ONE! Ali clamps onto a chinlock and he grinds Kofi down.

Fans rally up, Kofi fights to his feet, and Kofi throws body shots. Ali CLUBS Kofi, whips but Kofi reveres for SOS! Both men are down as Riddle cheers Kofi. Hot tag to Woods and he rallies on Ali! Woods whips Ali to drop toehold him to ropes, then runs to dropkick Ali in the back! Woods gets Ali up but Ali RAMS Woods into the corner! Mansoor tags in, he brings Woods out to CLUB him, then Mansoor Electric Chair lifts. Ali climbs but Woods fights free! Woods shoves Mansoor into Ali, Kofi runs into go up and over Mansoor! Kofi has Ali up for a SUPERPLEX! Those two writhe their way out of the ring, Woods rolls Mansoor, TWO!

Woods CHOPS Mansoor but Mansoor grits his teeth. Woods fireman’s carries but the back bothers him! Mansoor rolls Woods, TWO! Mansoor CLUBS Woods on the back but the ref has him back off. The ref checks Woods’ back but Ali wants Mansoor to show no mercy! Mansoor says that’s not right, Woods could be seriously hurt. Ali tags himself in then KICKS Woods in the back! Woods checks his fingers but Ali KICKS him again! Woods ducks the third kick to bogy shot and HEADBUTT! Woods staggers, Kofi tags in! Kofi goes up and leaps to CROSSBODY! Then he KNEES Mansoor down! Kofi runs at Ali but into a SUPERKICK!

Ali puts Kofi in a drop zone and climbs up, 450 but he has to bail out as Kofi dodges! Tag to Woods, TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Ali is down, Woods climbs and walks the tightrope, LIMIT BREAKER!! Cover, Kofi CLOBBERS Mansoor, the New Day ELIMINATES Mansoor & Ali! RKBRO has to applaud the toughness, but here come the phenomenal former champions! Does the New Day stand a chance of making it through another round?

The New Day VS AJ Styles & Omos!

Raw returns and Styles hits a BACKBREAKER on Woods! Styles takes his time before he gets Woods’ arms for a motorcycle stretch! Riddle and the fans still rally for Woods, and Woods fights up, only for Styles to reel Woods in. Woods ducks, shoves Styles away but then Styles TACKLES Woods before the tag! Styles rains down forearms into Woods’ back, then he whips Woods to a corner hard! Woods bounces off buckles and writhes, but Styles looms over him as they go to ropes. Styles gets Woods up and RAMS his shoulder into Woods’ back. The ref counts, Styles lets off and he grins as he brings Woods around.

Woods throws hands, Styles CLUBS Woods down again, then stomps him. Styles steps to Kofi but then puts Woods in the corner. Tag to Omos and now the big man grabs Woods. Woods tries to get away but Omos taunts Kofi as he CLUBS Woods down again! Styles and Omos are having fun now as Omos stands on Woods’ back! The ref counts, Omos roars but steps away at 4. Omos drags Woods up, throws him to the corner, then taunts Kofi more. Styles gets cheap shots in but Woods knocks Styles down! Omos runs in to SPLASH Woods from behind! Riddle is horrified but Styles tags in to cover, TWO!

Styles snarls, stays between Woods and Kofi and then brings Woods up for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Kofi and fans rally for Woods but Styles keeps him down with a chinlock. Styles digs his knee into Woods, Riddle and the fans rally but Woods fights up. Woods throws hands, Styles throws him down! Styles paces, KICKS Woods’ leg, stomps the foot, then talks trash. Omos tells Styles to do more and Styles KICKS Woods in the leg again. Styles gets Woods up but Woods fires forearms and a ROLLING ELBOW! Styles actually falls out of the ring! Woods crawls, fans fire up but Styles returns! Kofi avoids the cheap shot but Woods rolls Styles up! TWO!! Woods LARIATS Styles down!

Fans fire up as both men are down! Woods and Styles crawl, even Riddle joins in on the clapping. Hot tags to Omos and Kofi! Kofi springboards but Omos SWATS him!! Omos tells RKBRO that’ll happen to them, too! Omos roars and then soaks up the heat as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once again, Omos taunting Kofi as he tags in Styles. Styles drags Kofi up and puts him in a corner to hoist him up top. Styles climbs up, fans rally and duel but Kofi fights back with body shots and clubbing forearms! Kofi headbutts Styles down, leaps and FLYING STOMPS Styles down! Kofi flounders as RKBRO is even more invested in this match. Styles runs in but Kofi dodges and Styles gets buckles! Kofi fires off fists, but Styles elbows him away! Styles goes up and QUEBRADAS! Styles manages to get the dragon sleeper but Kofi snapmares free! TROUBLE IN PARADISE!! Both men are down but Kofi crawls to a cover, only for Omos to break it!

Woods runs in but Omos choke grips! Woods fights as beset he can but Omos still TOSSES him out! Kofi fires off on Omos, Omos shoves him away and then hoists him up to hand off to Styles! STYLES CLASH!! Cover, Styles & Omos ELIMINATE the New Day!! But now we all know who is last and far from least…

AJ Styles & Omos VS Bobby Lashley & MVP!

The WWE World Champion will gladly be a greedy SOB if it means taking the fight to the Viper and The Bro. Will Lashley demolish the Phenomenal and the Mountain if it means getting at the gold?

MVP starts for his team, though, and Styles welcomes it. But Miami is MVP country so they’re on his side. MVP then says nah, and tags out to Lashley! Lashley and Styles circle, Styles kicks low and headlocks. Lashley powers up to SLAM Styles down! Lashley whips Styles hard into a corner, and Styles even bounces off the post! Riddle is horrified again but Orton just glares as Lashley fires off forearms and elbows into Styles! Lashley digs his fingers into Styles’ face but lets off as the ref counts. Lashley paces around, drags Styles up but Styles fires off a Phenomenal Blitz! Lashley blocks the backhand and back suplexes but Styles lands on his feet!

Lashley runs, Styles ducks and PELES! Lashley staggers, Styles gets away and now Omos tags in! Fans really like this one! Omos is fired up but Lashley flexes on him. Omos says those don’t measure up! Lashley and Omos tie up with knuckle locks for a test of strength! The two are evenly matched, and there might be a NEW All Mighty! But Lahsley kicks low, and again, then RAMS Omos into a corner! And RAMS him again and again and again! Omos looks mortal as Lashley brings him around for- No, OMOS suplexes Lashley! And then GOURD BUSTERS him! RKBRO are impressed for sure as Lashley gets to ropes. Omos runs in, and he BOOTS Lashley out of the ring!

Lashley ends up at the feet of the Viper, and the Bro gives them space. Lashley dares Orton to do something but Orton says Omos is his concern. Styles tags in and he leaps off commentary to wipe out BOTH Lashley and Orton! Riddle says to watch it, Lashley is the one in the match. But then Omos TOSSES Riddle into barriers! Styles bumps Lashley off steps and drags him into the ring. But MVP comes around to go after Styles! Styles kicks the bad leg then ENZIGURIS MVP down! Then Omos TOSSES Riddle over the announce desk! Styles aims at Lashley in the ring, prepares his arm, and springboards to PHENOMENAL- Lashley dodges to SPEAR!!! Cover, Lashley & MVP win!!

Winners: Bobby Lashley & MVP, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championships)

But Omos isn’t done with Lashley! TWO HAND SLAM!!! Just because Lashley’s a greedy SOB doesn’t mean Omos has to let him feel good about it! Will Omos and Styles simply wait on the other side of the Hurt Business VS RKBRO? Speaking of, RKO OUTTA NOWHERE!! Lashley goes down and the fans are thunderous for the Viper! Will Orton and Riddle make sure to humble and hurt the Chief Hurt Officer before the Extreme Rules showdown?


My Thoughts:

This feels odd. Raw was really good but also not… We got an awesome match out of McIntyre VS Sheamus, and I did not expect Sheamus to win. At the same time, McIntyre’s frustration building makes for good story as he heads ever closer to the WWE US Championship and the career Grand Slam. I suppose Extreme Rules isn’t quite big enough for that moment, but I feel like McIntyre will have to be waiting a long time at this rate. But one thing that’s a bit of a lower point is that something in Priest’s promo just made it feel less genuine to him and more like a writer trying to sound like him to keep him scripted. Priest VS Sheamus yet again will still be a very good match, but I hope they don’t take this off Priest until it is McIntyre facing him.

Good to see Natalya back, the match with Rhea & Nikki was good, but there’s a lot to the RawDown Women’s Tag Division that needs fixing. Nia and Shayna are on the rocks so I can literally only think of three times in it: the champions, and now the two teams that are going to be challenging them. I actually would appreciate if they gave us a Triple Threat for the titles at Extreme Rules, just to get everything out of the way while also giving us rare interaction between Rhea & Nikki with Shotzi & Tegan, but WWE has just been shooting themselves in the foot and choking the life out of their own rosters so I have no idea who wins or how the WWE can dig themselves out of this.

Morrison getting his parody of MIZ TV does make some sense, but boy was it awkward because it was as a pre-filmed backstage segment. Mostly because they didn’t want the fans to hijack it and razz on Kross the entire time. From this last few days in NXT, it was clear Kross isn’t seen as the most exciting wrestler, but things have really gone sideways for him with how Vince is too involved in the details. But at least they did what I was hoping for last week: Morrison VS Kross. Morrison could’ve looked better here, but I suppose Kross still has to look good for the weird reasons Vince has stored away somewhere. Maybe Morrison faces Keith Lee so Keith can at least get something.

Charlotte VS Nia happening here was a bit of a surprise, as was them doubling down on the scrappy, chippy nature of things from last week. I don’t think fans got that into it this week, they wanted to see a real and competitive match from these two. Plus, Shayna interfered in her own way and that’s why Charlotte won. A lame ending for what could’ve been really good here. But Alexa Bliss wanting next makes sense. They’ve kept her on the outside of things rather awkwardly, so now she’s getting back into the main story, and we’ll just have to cross our fingers that Vince doesn’t overdo the cheesier parts of Alexa’s and Lily’s supernatural powers.

I still don’t like that Piper Niven is sticking to this Doudrop stuff, but she seems to be committing to it so her promo went smoothly. Since Piper crushed Eva easily last time, I have a bad feeling Eva finds a way to get even with her and they keep this going until we get something at Extreme Rules, which makes sense on some level because of how they hyped #EvaLution to be this big thing. And while Reggie is still very exciting with his flips and tricks, I’m more intrigued by Drake Maverick being back on Raw after seeing him on NXT just last week. I liked the touch of keeping continuity, Truth bringing up Maverick’s wife because of their 24/7 title saga. I wouldn’t mind if Maverick was used to bring some seriousness to this title and really show his own grit and toughness at some point.

Then THE story of the night, to the point of making it what bookended the entire show. First, I do appreciate more of the crossover of the world title and the tag titles, though clearly they’ve crafted it to be just through Lashley and Orton, no room for anyone else. The New Day had another all-time performance tonight, lasting as long as they did through both halves of the gauntlet. All the teams looked good but New Day were the MVP team tonight. T-Bar and Mace get to really wreck shop, I hope those guys are waiting somewhere on the other side of Extreme Rules, even with how things turned out tonight. Of course Lashley & MVP win so they can keep things going with RKBRO, but I feel like title status quo is kept because I don’t see WWE doing double champions again for a long time.

My Score: 8.4/10


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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

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

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

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

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

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

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

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

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

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

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

 

Pac speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

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

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

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

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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