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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (11/16/21)

Raquel Gonzalez is coming for revenge!

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NXT Coverage 2021

Time for some serious payback!

Cameron Grimes returns to Duke’s Poker Room, Dexter Lumis looks to shut Tony D’Angelo up, and Raquel Gonzalez wants revenge on Dakota Kai for costing her the NXT Women’s Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Tony D’Angelo VS Dexter Lumis; D’Angelo wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Odyssey Jones & Jacket Time VS The Diamond Mine; Jones & Jacket Time win.
  • Andre Chase VS Xyon Quinn; Quinn wins.
  • Poker Showdown: Duke Hudson VS Cameron Grimes; Grimes wins.
  • Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen; O’Reilly & Wagner win.
  • 2v1 Handicap: Persia Pirotta VS Gabby Stephens & Jenna Levy; Persia wins.
  • Raquel Gonzalez VS Dakota Kai; Gonzalez wins, by disqualification.

PLAY BY PLAY

Tony D’Angelo VS Dexter Lumis!

Tony said “How you doin’?” to Indi Hartwell while also saying the Tortured Artist would be sleepin’ with tha fishes, and now he’ll try and make the message even clearer. But Lumis makes his entrance and reveals his latest work of art. TONY is the one sleeping with the fishes! Will Lumis look to leave the gun and take the cannoli?

The bell rings and Tony bails out! Lumis slithers out after him and chases him around the ring! Tony gets in, Lumis follows but Tony stomps him down! Tony CLUBS Lumis, throws haymakers, then whips him to ropes. Lumis reverses, Tony duck san dodges then fakes Lumis out. Tony says he’s too smart but he gets ROCKED, then hit with a THESZ PRESS and fast hands! Lumis lets off, then runs to drop ax handles! Lumis brings Tony up, bumps him off buckles, and fans rally behind him as he throws body shots and uppercuts on repeat! Lumis brings Tony around, puts him in another corner and stomps him.

Lumis whips corner to corner, runs in but Tony dodges! Lumis turns around into a clinch and Belly2Belly! Tony scowls and stomps away on Lumis! Tony fires up, wraps on a chinlock and grinds Lumis down. Fans rally, Lumis fights up and throws body shots. Tony scoops and SLAMS Lumis, then talks some trash. Tony talks trash to Lumis but Lumis gets him in the SILENCE! Tony throws elbows to get free, but Lumis DECKS him with a right! And another! And then ROKCS him with an uppercut! Lumis frames the shot to clothesline but no bulldog as Tony slips away! But Tony gets caught at the ropes! Tony HOTSHOTS Lumis, then grabs the easel!

The ref reprimands, takes the easel away, but Tony pokes Lumis in the eye! BADABOOM! Cover, Tony wins!!

Winner: Tony D’Angelo, by pinfall

The Fisherman Screw just screwed Lumis, but he springs right up! Tony bails out, and then Carmelo & Trick attack! They have their own beef with Lumis and Tony doesn’t mind. CODE BREAKER to a LEAPING LARIAT! Melo stomps Lumis while Trick fetches a chair! They put the chair around Lumis’ arm, and Melo goes up! Thumbs down, FLYING STOMP to the chair!! Lumis clutches his busted arm but here comes JOHNNY! Gargano runs Melo and Trick off while referees check on Lumis. Trick adds insult to injury by tearing up Lumis’ painting. Will Gargano find a way to get back at The A Champion and his sidekick?

 

NXT returns with Gargano on the mic.

A video plays to show us Indi helping Lumis to the back but Gargano says we don’t need to see it. Gargano calls out Carmelo Hayes for making this very, very personal. Originally, it was just about the title and proving Gargano is better than Carmelo. But now, Melo screwed with the wrong son-in-law! He screwed with Gargano’s family, and if you do that, Gargano kicks your teeth down your throat! Gargano knows Melo is still in the building so come back out to meet him face to face! But instead of Melo, he gets Pete Dunne! The Bruiserweight says no no, don’t try and warm into a title match. Gargano saw and watched Dunne pin Carmelo. Yeah, with Gargano’s help!

Dunne doesn’t need any help! But cheers mate, tell y’what. Fans troll with “Yes You Do!” And then Melo & Trick return! Gargano, just turn around. They come in from the crowd! Watch out, Grumpy & Dopey, Snow White is missing two dwarves. They’re right here bickering and battering. “I want Melo~!” “I beat him last week!” “But I deserve it!” “I don’t care!” Y’all make Trick sick! Dunne asks who even is that. Gargano knows! That’s the guy that carries Melo’s bags. Oh no no, you got it all wrong! Let’s keep it real, Johnny !If not for this title, none of them would be relevant. Melo is the leader of the new school-

“SHUT UP, MATE!” Dunne’s the same age, but with 10 YEARS more experience! Plus, he already has a win over Melo. But carry on, talk the talk. Gargano agrees, talk yo’ talk. Then how about this? They run it back, and Gargano can get his, too. In fact, do it at the same damn time! Oooooooh WOO! To sweeten it more, it’ll be for THE A CHAMPIONSHIP, the most important championship on NXT because it’s on Melo’s waist. It’ll be next week! When Melo shoots, he don’t miss! Uh, he missed last week. Well now, Melo’s only been here six months. Melo don’t miss, most of the time. But Gargano’s been here for five YEARS.

And ask anyone, Gargano in this ring, THAT is absolutely CAN’T MISS! So then next week, Gargano VS Dunne VS Melo, Triple Threat for the North American Championship, you don’t want to miss that! This could be the biggest match in the title’s history! But will Melo completely miss this shot? Will he even be involved in the decision?

 

Diamond Mine warms up backstage.

Malcolm Bivens says tonight, they show the entire world why they are the most dominant in NXT. Not as individuals, but as one group, one unit, under the direction of THE NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Roderick Strong. The Creed Brothers will- Wait, Joe Gacy walks in. Gacy says he enjoys a group of people can unite under one roof for a common bind. As a leader, Strong has a great responsibility to keep the door open to opportunities. Well if he wants to try out, it’s in a few weeks, $837.50, no refunds, no exchanges, “and it doesn’t matter what your credit card company says, but I digress.” If Gacy wants a shot, holla at him.

Just what Gacy wanted to hear. Thank you for the generosity. What does Mr. Inclusion have planned for a group as hardened as Diamond Mine?

 

LA Knight talks to ya.

“People look at me, and maybe what I wear, and they may get an opinion of me. Man, you don’t know who I am. Hell, you see this watch? Hey, man, I don’t need that. You can get rid of the shirt, you can get rid of the jacket, you can get rid of any of it, I’m still 100% a megastar because I don’t need any of that.” Knight can be labeled 2.0, 1.0, it doesn’t matter. He has a goal: NXT Champion. He feels uncrowned, but just he’s about to make that turn, Grayson Waller walks in like he’s somebody. Waller thinks he can just host Halloween Havoc? NO! Knight has done everything it took to get here, and what did Waller do? Just walked in through an open door.

So what does Knight have to do to Waller/ Break the brakes off him! Waller can tweet, post, swipe, Knight doesn’t need that trash! There’s one megastar in NXT, and it ain’t Waller. Is that enough for you?

 

Six Man Tag: Odyssey Jones & Jacket Time VS The Diamond Mine!

#SoundTheAlarm, it’s JACKET TIME! Odyssey is ready to go on a journey with Kushida & Ikemen Jiro in order to take down some common enemies. Will Roderick Strong and the Creed Brothers crack under this pressure?

The trios sort out, Strong starts against The Handsome One! They circle, tie up, and Strong shoves Jiro down to then CHOP Jones! Jones doesn’t even flinch! Jones reaches out, Jiro tags him in! But then Strong tags out to Julius Creed. Jones doesn’t mind, he circles with Julius. Julius shoots in, has the leg, gets around and becomes a backpack, but Jones throws him off! Jones CLOBBERS Julius, drags him up and over, tag to Kushida. Ax handle to the arm, then Kushida wrenches. Jones tags back in, he goes up and drops an ax handle of his own! Jones tags Jiro, Jiro climbs up and leaps, but Julius dodges to HALF HATCH Jiro to the corner!

Tag to Brutus, he drags Jiro up and scoops, but Jiro slips out to kick and throw haymakers. Jiro whips, Brutus blocks! Brutus whips Jiro to a corner, Jiro bounces off buckles into the gut wrench POWERSLAM! Brutus is like a junkyard dog as he crawls after Jiro and stomps him down. Brutus shoves Jiro over, tags in Strong and Strong fireman’s carries. Jiro slips off, shoves Strong then tags Kushida! Kushida rallies on Strong with palm strikes then an ATOMIC DROP! Whip and hip toss, cartwheel basement dropkick! Brutus gets in but Kushida dodges to PELE! Julius gets in but Kushida kicks and whips! Julius reverses but Kushida handspring back elbows!

But Strong CLOBBERS Kushida! Fans boo as NXT goes picture in picture. Strong stomps Kushida at the ropes, the ref counts and Strong lets off at 4. Strong soaks up the heat, drags Kushida up and CHOPS him to the corner. Strong throws knees, tags to Brutus, and Brutus fireman’s carry throws Kushida down. Brutus drops knees on Kushida’s arm, then kicks him around. Brutus drags Kushida up, double underhook and a stalling lift before the SLAM! Brutus tags Strong, he tags Julius, and Strong gets Kushida up for a GUTBUSTER! The brothers DOUBLE KNEE Kushida in the sides! Julius pushes Kushida around, then gut wrench suplexes Kushida away!

Julius drags Kushida from the corner, stomps him down, then tags in Strong. Strong drops an elbow, clamps on a camel clutch and pulls Kushida back. Kushida endures, fights up and throws body shots. Kushida fires off fast hands but Strong kicks him in the gut! Strong rains down fists at the ropes, and Bivens is there to talk trash. Tag to Brutus, he drags Kushida to drop an elbow on the leg, then drop knees on the knee. Brutus kicks Kushida around, pushes him around, then eggs him on. Brutus brings Kushida up, Julius tags in, and they mug Kushida. Julius scoops and dumps Kushida down, then clamps on a half nelson chinbar.

Kushida fights up, throws body shots but Julius shoves him away. Julius runs in but is sent into the rope! Brutus tries but he’s also sent into ropes! Hot tag to Jiro! Jiro rallies on Julius, JACKET PUNCH after JACKET PUNCH! Julius staggers to a corner, DISCUS JACKET PUNCH! Jiro fires up, DISCU SJACKET PUNCH again! Whip corner to corner but Julius reverses. Jiro goes up and over and JACKET SPANK! NXT returns to single picture as Jiro taunts Julius, then trips him to PENALTY KICK Julius in the butt! Strong gets in, Jiro dropkicks him down! But Julius scoops to SLAM Jiro down! And then kick him while he’s down, and rain down forearms!

Julius tags Brutus, Brutus gives his own ground ‘n’ pound. Jones rallies the fans for Jiro but Brutus drops knees on Jiro’s head. And again, but Jiro moves! Brutus clutches his leg, both men crawl, hot tag to Strong and he gets Jiro’s feet! Jiro boots Strong away, hot tag to Jones! Jones swats Strong down, then rallies with big body checks! And a FLAPJACK! Brutus gets in but gets sent into his brother! Then Jones back body blocks Brutus! Jones runs at Strong but Strong BOOTS him, then ENZIGURIS! Strong OLYMPIC SLAMS Jones!! Both men are down and fans are fired up! Strong crawls to a cover, Jacket Time break it! Then they double dropkick The Creed Brothers!

Strong gets up, he gets a JACKET PUNCH! And a SHOTEI! And a CROSSBODY from Jones!! Cover, Jones & Jacket Time win!

Winners: Odyssey Jones & Jacket Time, by pinfall

Now that was a big win for Jones, Jiro & Kushida! Odyssey may be too big for the Cruiserweight title, but will this prove he’s worthy of some title opportunity in NXT?

 

The Grizzled Young Veterans are backstage.

They have the Women’s Tag Team Championships on their shoulders? Zack Gibson gets his Nana on the phone for video chats, and she thinks they’re REAL champions! He dedicates the victory to her! But they’ve gotta go, lots of new responsibilities. Gotta go! Bye~! Gibson hangs up, and says if that doesn’t secure him the “lion’s share” of the inheritance, he doesn’t know what will. Now they just have to put these back before Toxic Attraction is any the wiser. They weren’t just replicas?!

 

MSK’s journey continues!

Wes Lee & Nash Carter arrive at the next destination, and they’re ready to see “him.” Oh, wait. They gotta get through security. But their “supplies…” They argue who goes through TSA with “it,” and they somehow make it through. The shaman has to be better than ever. Someone just got $1500 in food vouches, 400 air miles and upgraded to first class, with a free blanket! They’re switching flights. What? Why? They gotta do this together, dude! But Carter goes alone on his flight and is pumped. They meet up at the airport, and MSK is almost there. And guess who Lee sat next to? The shaman? No! But someone who knows him! This guy is a master of tag teams!

Carter hushes Lee and says, “No more words. Let’s go find him.” But just who is worthy of such high expectations?

 

Andre Chase VS Xyon Quinn!

The (very tiny) student section is all fired up for their favorite short-fuse professor. But will this be a #TeachableMoment on when to call in sick? Or will the Gentleman Fighter get yet another win for the undefeated streak?

NXT returns as Quinn makes his entrance. The bell rings and Chase circles with Quinn. They tie up, Chase gets the arm and wrenches to an elbow breaker! Then a wristlock. Quinn wrenches right back and has the wristlock. Fans chant, “Chase U Sucks!” but Chase rolls, breaks free, and trips Quinn to then float all over him and slap him around. Quinn gets up as Chase grins, and Quinn blocks the kick! Quinn spins Chase, gets him up for a BIG Atomic Drop! Chase staggers around into a LARIAT! Quinn runs in again to CLOBBER Chase with a shoulder! Quinn goes corner to corner but Chase dodges! Quinn hits buckles, Chase hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Chase rains down rights on Quinn, drags him up by his ears, and snapmares him down to then stomp away while calling to his student section. Chase clamps on with a chinlock and thrashes Quinn around. Quinn endures, fights up, and picks Chase up in a fireman’s carry! Chase fights out with elbows then rains down more elbows into Quinn’s shoulder. Chase has the headlock but Quinn powers out and fireman’s carries. This time, the elbows do nothing. SWINGING SAMOAN DROP! Quinn seethes, powers up, and Chase staggers up into a suplex, for the JACKHAMMER! Cover, Quinn wins!

Winner: Xyon Quinn, by pinfall

But Legado Del Fantasma attacks! Quinn throws Wilde out, then Mendoza. But they regroup and trip him up to drag him out! They mug Quinn, he still fights them off with big hands! Quinn sends Legado scurrying, but then ESCOBAR attacks from behind! The Emperor joins in and they stomp away on Quinn! They get Quinn up for Elektra Lopez to walk up. “No one says no to Elektra Lopez!” And then Escobar SLAMS Quinn down on the steel grating on the floor! Lopez gives one last look at Quinn, but leaves him behind. Is this how Lopez moves on from rejection?

 

Backstage interview with Raquel Gonzalez.

In tonight’s main event, she looks to settle the score with Dakota Kai. What can we expect to see? Raquel hasn’t had a good night’s rest since before Halloween Havoc. Being a champion for over 200 days, the title becomes a part of you. She was taking it everywhere, from airports to appearances to the gym. But one shovel shot to the back, and Dakota ripped it all away. Now Raquel has to watch Mandy Rose walk around with the title. But Toxic Attraction is for later. “Dakota, you were jealous of my success, because you knew you could never beat me. Well tonight, I’m gonna beat the hell out of you. Tonight is about revenge! Make sure you bring that shovel, chiquita, because I’m gonna bury you with it.” Will Dakota be wishing she had stayed gone from NXT?

 

Poker Showdown: Duke Hudson VS Cameron Grimes!

The first time these two played cards, The Smug Hudson didn’t take the Carolina Caveman seriously, and Grimes hustled him hook, line and sinker. But now the table is in the ring, no limit Texas Hold’em! The rules of the game is explained, but Duke and Grimes surely know all this. Grimes is already laughing and smiling, but Duke say she doesn’t need luck. Luck is for losers, like everyone here. Luck is for a loser like Grimes! But while this isn’t Duke’s Poker Room, this is still Hudson’s ring, chips and cards. Tonight, Grimes becomes Duke’s BITCH. Some big words, big guy. But everyone here sees Duke is nervous! He’s sweating like Shaq at the free throw line.

But if Grimes remembers correctly, last week was chanting that Duke got played. Fans chant it now! Oops, did Grimes start something? Duke tells everyone to shut up, and the dealer to deal. First hand, and Grimes gets first action. A King of Spades and a Three of Spades. Grimes ain’t never seen two cards that he didn’t like. He starts the bidding at $500. Wade Barrett says Grimes has no idea what he’s doing. Duke’s hand is two Fives, a Diamond and a Club. Duke says this isn’t enough, he raises to $1000. Starting hot, huh? Big money game! Grimes is a big money player, too, so he calls. That makes the pot $2000.

The flop comes in and it is all hearts, a Five, Jack and Ten! So basically, Duke has a huge advantage. Grimes laughs it off, and says that flop looks good to him. Grimes will make it another $1000. Duke says he’ll end it tonight by going right to FOUR THOUSAND. Well that’s Duke’s problem! He tries to intimidate. But Grimes ain’t afraid o’ no man. Call. The pot is now $10,000! The turn is the Queen of Spades. That tips things slightly back towards Grimes, and Grimes says if you can’t handle the heat, get outta the kitchen! He puts up another $2000! What’s “Dukey” say? Duke gets annoyed by that, and he asks Alicia to tell the fans to shut up.

Alicia requests the fans stay quiet, but they don’t. If anything, they get louder just to stick it to Duke. Duke still calls, and we now have a $18 THOUSAND POT! The river is… a Seven of Hearts! That is ALL Duke now! Grimes says Duke has everything that it takes to be a big star player. But when it comes down to the moments that make you a star, Duke drops the ball. That’s okay, Duke! That’s okay. Today, right now, is Duke’s change all of that. Tonight is the chance to show everyone how big Duke’s balls are. Grimes goes ALL IN! Fans chant “TO THE MOON! TO THE MOON!” Duke tries to understand Grimes’ psychology, but Grimes asks if his balls are raisins or cantaloupes.

Duke paces around the ring a minute as fans taunt him with “RAISINS~! RAISINS~!” Duke says this keeps happening. Grimes trapped him last week, he’s trapping him now! Grimes’ smile is his tell! What? Grimes must have a flush, huh? Well if he knows that, then make the right call, Duke. Duke won’t get got again. Not this time. Then Duke will live to fight another day and fold. Grimes wins the hand and laughs it up. Grimes didn’t even knew Duke knew how to do that. Grimes, what did you have? Uh, this is the winning hand. NO! He has to know!! Duke grabs those two cards, and sees it wasn’t a flush at all! It was utter crap! “You got played! You got played!”

Duke is losing his cool over that, and he BOOTS Grimes right out of his chair! Duke stomps away on Grimes, drag shim up and tears up the suit! Duke rains down fists, then POWERBOMBS Grimes through the poker table! Duke is still fuming while fans lose their minds! Duke isn’t done there, either! He goes under the ring, finds a toolbox, and brings out a HAMMER! No, not good enough. He wants the SCISSORS! Duke goes to the ring, drags Grimes from the wreckage, and he starts cutting the beard!! And the hair!! Duke lost the game, and his cool, but will Grimes make sure he loses so much more than that?

 

Kyle O’Reilly finds Von Wagner backstage.

“Well if it isn’t Adam Pearce’s bodyguard.” Kyle saw SmackDown. But he’s not worried about that, or about their loss to Legado. What matters is tonight, and what do they do on Tuesdays? They go to work. Von isn’t worried, either. They’re going to handle business! But will they be able to take the fight to the bar fighting brothers in arms?

 

Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen!

Kyle and Von might be an odd fit, but Briggs & Brooks get along like pork ‘n’ beans, mustard ‘n’ ketchup, or a couple o’ cold ones at a barbecue. Will Kyle and Von handle business and make inroads to the tag titles? Or will they end up well-done like steaks on the grill?

The teams sort out and Kyle starts with Brooks. The tie up, Brooks throws Kyle right down then does a two-step. Kyle kicks back, gets up and headlocks, but Brooks powers out to ram shoulders! Kyle ducks, KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! Brooks hobbles, blocks a kick to scoop and SLAM, then drops an elbow, only to miss! Kyle headlocks, Briggs tags in as Brooks powers out, and the good ol’ boys double shoulder Kyle down! Briggs & Brooks run to slide out and DOUBLE HAYMAKER Kyle down! They fist bump but Imperium is watching very closely backstage. Briggs gets in, but Kyle clamps onto his arm! Kyle brings Briggs over, tag to Von!

Von and Briggs stand off as the two biggest men in the match, and they tie up! They push each other around, Briggs headlocks but Von powers out. Briggs rams shoulders but Von stays up. Von eggs Briggs on, Briggs shoves him but Von shoves back. Briggs throws haymakers, then whips, but Von ducks and dodges to SHOULDER TACKLE! Fans fire up with Von, he gets Briggs in the corner and tags Kyle. Kyle KICKS, Von HEADBUTTS, repeat! Kyle wrenches Briggs’ arm to an elbow breaker, then KICKS the arm! Briggs elbows back, Kyle KICKS! Kyle whips but Briggs blocks, so Kyle KICKS the leg. Kyle whips, Briggs reverses but Kyle BOOTS Brooks! Only for Briggs to BOOT Kyle!

Brooks tags in, he kicks and stomps and hammers Kyle! Brooks fires up, brings Kyle around and bumps him off buckles. Fans rally for Kyle and he SLAPS Brooks! Brooks CHOPS Kyle! Then lariats, then CHOPS, repeat! DISCUS! Brooks shoves Kyle down, runs and drops the BIG elbow! Cover, TWO! Brooks drags Kyle up, whips him to ropes and picks him right up for a bearhug! Kyle endures the squeeze, Brooks powers him to the corner. Briggs tags in, and Brooks feeds Kyle to Briggs’ bearhug. Briggs RAMS Kyle into the corner, Brooks tags back in. Another feed, another bearhug! Kyle BELL CLAPS free! He dodges Brooks, tag to Von!

Von rallies on Brooks with big forearms, then reels Brooks in for a LARIAT! GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Brooks is on the ropes, staggers into Von’s clinch, COMPLETE SHOT! Von fires up and fans cheer him on. Briggs gets in but Von dodges and Kyle dumps Briggs out! Briggs stagger sup, Kyle hits a FLYING KNEE! BUTTERFLY SLAM from Von to Brooks! Cover, Von & Kyle win!

Winners: Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner, by pinfall

The odd couple rebounds, but Imperium shares their opinions. Fabian Aichner says, in Italian, “Looks like they are getting better.” Marcel Barthel says, in German, “They are getting better, but they are not on our level. There is nobody that is on that level.” Aichner agrees, not even close. Barthel adds that Kyle & Von “have a better chance getting a security job around here than beating us for the tag team titles.” Aichner laughs at that, and agrees, those two will never beat them. Are Imperium speaking the truth? Or are they just worried about what Kyle & Von can do?

 

Persia is with Indi outside the medical room.

Indi hopes Dexter is okay. But Persia says they have to focus, they have a match. But Dexter is getting checked at a medical facility. Johnny’s going, but Indi’s Dexter’s wife! Persia says she has this, Indi can be there for her man. Really? Thanks so much, Persia! Will Persia really be fine without her best friend in her corner?

 

NXT presents an all new Lashing Out.

Lash Legend welcomes us back to her show, and they gotta address the elephant in the room. Kay Lee Ray has the audacity to interrupt Toxic Attraction? We saw that look in KLR’s eye, and that’s girl code for “Something ’bout to get messed up.” But listen, KLR. You gotta realize that there’s three of them, and only one- Grayson Waller! He walks on stage and Lash can’t believe what he’s doing. But he just loves this show! And he has tea to spill. Oh he got tea? Well okay, spill! Waller heard what Knight said about him, not paying his dues and stuff. Why? Because Waller didn’t drive 500 miles to a high school gym to get a hot dog and a handshake? Seems kinda stupid to him, really.

There are all these veterans who sacrificed for so long to get where they are. They missed birthdays, hospital visits, and yet all Waller had to do was survive on a reality show in Australia, put out a video, and then WWE came to him! But hey, here’s a little secret. This business isn’t about wins and losses anymore. “The story of DIY journeymen finally achieving a boyhood dream… is DEAD!” Fans boo that, but Waller says it’s true. It isn’t about how many stars your matches get, but how many likes and followers you have. That goes for Knight and the veterans. They keep asking, “Whose game is it?” Well don’t be mad at Waller, but the game has changed, and it’s HIS now.

Waller storms off and Lash says, “Clean up on aisle 8, honey! The tea has just been spilt!” That’s all the time she has, see you all next time!

 

2v1 Handicap: Persia Pirotta VS Gabby Stephens & Jenna Levy!

Being the best friend she is, Persia is letting Indi stand by her man. But will Persia be able to stand after taking on two opponents at once?

The bell rings and Persia ties up with Jenna, to then shove her down! But then out walks Robert Stone. What’s his interest in Persia? But then Gabby tags in and blindsides Persia with forearms! Jenna joins in, but Persia fights them both off with kicks! Persia POSTS Jenna, then scoops Gabby to SNAKE EYES! Gabby staggers around, fans cheer Persia but Jenna tags in. Jenna comes back but Persia LARIATS! Persia corner splashes, whips corner to corner, and runs in to splash again! Persia keeps going and BOOTS Jenna down! Persia drags Jenna, Jenna kicks her away, and crawls to tag Gabby!

Gabby climbs up, Persia CLUBS her down! Persia then gets Jenna up, fireman’s carries her, and then adds Gabby to the stack! DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP!! Stone likes that, and so do the fans! Persia gets Gabby back up to SWINGING FACEBUSTER! Cover, Persia wins!

Winner: Persia Pirotta, by pinfall

Persia’s a powerhouse, and Stone is impressed! Will Stone look to rebuild his brand with Persia in mind?

 

Backstage interview with Dakota Kai.

A huge main event against Raquel tonight, and McKenzie brings up how Raquel vows to bury Dakota with the very shovel Dakota screwed her over with. Dakota laughs at that, and is McKenzie Raquel’s new bestie? Is Dakota gonna hit McKenzie with a shovel? Because maybe… Well ever since TakeOver, Dakota’s been lost. She isn’t even sure who she is anymore! Her mind is cloudy, so the only way to get rid of all that is to get rid of her past. That begins with ending Raquel! See, it all started at Halloween Havoc, and Mandy walks in to finish the sentence, “And it all ends tonight.”

Dakota looks at the title, and Mandy loves it, doesn’t she? They don’t just owe Dakota for that, they owe Dakota TWICE! Mandy keeps Gigi & Jacy from going after Dakota. But then the GYV finally return the belts! Gibson says some tech dorks were facetiming their grandma, pretending they were tag champs or something. Can you believe that? No, that’s pathetic. Who lies to their grandma? Uh, yeah, it is- Okay, bye. Gibson tells Drake that the best way to get away with a lie, is to hide it right next to the truth! Brilliant! Smashing!

 

Tommaso Ciampa speaks.

“On the premiere episode of NXT 2.0, NXT was in need a leader. The new champion was crowned. Enter Tommaso Ciampa, the greatest NXT Champion of all time. In a short two months, I have successfully defended this title here in the states and overseas in the UK. I carry her with integrity, respect, prestige. Then I look around this locker room, and there is a lack of integrity, a lack of respect. This new crop of talent… Y’know what? Screw it. I’ll address them in the ring.” Ciampa storms off, will he call out some specific superstars on the roster?

 

NXT hears from Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter.

When these two aren’t kicking ass in the ring, they go to as many music festivals as they can. Last week was EDC Orlando. There’s such an amazing feeling and vibe. The music, the lights, the craziness, it’s hard to explain. IT’s all about having fun and for a few hours, forgetting your problems. They’ve had some downtime, and they want to share that with the audience. Seeing a community come together to be themselves, that’s what they want in NXT 2.0. The life of the party is bring that party to the ring, who will be feeling the vibe?

 

Ciampa heads to the ring!

Ciampa wants us to bear with him and let him vent for a moment. There are guys in the back like Carmelo Hayes, who comes out here week after week, desperately trying to convince himself that he’s holding on to the A Title. Let’s be real for a second. Melo ain’t taking a shot in Ciampa’s direction, because he knows if he does, he won’t just miss. He’ll shoot an air ball. Ciampa then says there’s “little bitch ass Grasyon Waller.” Talking about how guys from Ciampa’s generation, them traveling around and working the indies like there’s something wrong with that! Like somehow Grayson~ Waller~ is above that?! “Well Grayson, I’ll tell you what you can do with my hot dog.”

Then there’s Tony freakin- Well, before Ciampa can tear into D’Angelo, here comes Bron Breakker! Fans bark it up for him as he joins Ciampa in the ring. Breakker says Ciampa is calling out guys who did the same things he has to make it to the top. Ciampa’s worried about Waller and Hayes, but he probably can’t stand this new crop of talent coming down. It pisses him off, right? Well that means NOTHING to Breakker! The only thing Ciampa should worry about IS Breakker, and if he’s not, Breakker will run through Ciampa and take that title!

Wow, that was powerful. Ciampa isn’t sure exactly how this works, but some place, there’s some guy in a truck who can pull up footage! Maybe the ending to their match at Halloween Havoc? Because Breakker seems to need a reminder. So magical man in the truck, please pull up the ending of that match? It does come up, and Ciampa gave Brakker knee after knee then the Fairy Tale Ending! Right, that was 1-2-3. Ciampa ain’t a math major, and Breakker probably ain’t either. But Breakker has a less than a 33 and one third chance of ever taking the title from him. Now Breakker can bark up the tree all he wants, but he’s just a puppy. Ciampa is the NXT CHAMPION.

Mic drop and Ciampa heads out! But will Breakker grow up and get another shot at that title?

 

Raquel Gonzalez VS Dakota Kai!

Once the closest of cohorts, now the worst of enemies! Big Mami Cool wants to crush Cobra Kai, but will she get bit by the snake that betrayed her?

NXT returns as Dakota makes her entrance. The bell rings, Raquel CLOBBERS Dakota, then dribbles her in the corner! Raquel stomps a mudhole but lets off at 4, only to come back with haymakers! Raquel whips corner to corner hard and Dakota bounces off buckles! Dakota bails out, Raquel chases her around the ring, and then RAMS Dakota into Plexiglas barriers! Fans are fired up as Raquel puts Dakota back in, then runs her down for a FLAPJACK! Dakota flounders out, Raquel is furious but she goes back out. Raquel runs in around the way, to FLAPJACK Dakota on the ramp!

Dakota crawls, Raquel drags her up and bumps her off the apron. The ring count is 5 of 10, Raquel fireman’s carries to lift and SLAM Dakota on the apron! Dakota kicks back from the apron, then PENALTY KICKS! Raquel staggers back into the ring, Dakota rushes in, ducks and dodges but Raquel elbows her away! Raquel puts Dakota in the corner, dribbles her more, and then shouts, “I TRUSTED YOU!” Dakota is smiling?! Is she enjoying this?! Raquel gets Dakota up, Dakota blocks the suplex but Raquel CLUBS her down! Dakota scrambles, shoves Raquel and kicks back, but Raquel dribbles her off buckles again!

Raquel bumps Dakota off the corner, then keeps her from running away! Raquel gets Dakota in a gut wrench, Canadian rack, and then a BACKBREAKER RACK! Dakota endures, then Raquel RAMS her into a corner! Dakota ends up on the top rope, and Raquel wants her to look her in the eyes. Then she CLOBBERS Dakota with a EuroUpper! Raquel runs in but POSTS herself as Dakota moves! Raquel flops out of the ring, staggers up, and Dakota comes in to BOOT her down! Fans boo as NXT goes picture in picture.

Dakota grits her teeth, is riding the line of anger and joy, then refreshes the ring count to club away on Raquel. Dakota pushes Raquel onto the apron to SLAM an arm on the edge! Raquel goes writhing away but Dakota hurries to get a cover. TWO, and Dakota smiles. Dakota drags Raquel by the bad arm, wrenches and CODE BREAKER to the arm! Raquel staggers to a corner, Dakota storms over but Raquel kicks back. Dakota fires off forearms, wraps the bad arm on the ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Dakota lets off, but then she snapmares to a cover. TWO! Dakota keeps on the arm with a cording hold, but Raquel endures.

Dakota pulls harder, steps over, but Raquel reaches out for ropes. Dakota thrashes the arm, drags Raquel ,but Raquel makes it a cover! TWO and Dakota lets Raquel go to fire off forearms! Raquel hits back with the good arm, then whips Dakota to ropes. Dakota BOOTS Raquel down again! Cover, TWO! Dakota can’t believe it but she should know Raquel’s tougher than that. Dakota has a top wristlock and she thrashes Raquel around again. Raquel fights up, RAMS Dakota into a corner, and NXT returns to single picture as Raquel gets free. Dakota is on the ropes, but she drop toeholds Raquel! Dakota runs to BOOT Raquel against the ropes! Cover, TWO!

Dakota is beside herself, but she sees Raquel go to the apron. Dakota gets the arm, kicks at Raquel’s face, then goes out the opposite side. Dakota drags Raquel up the corner, HEADBUTTS her, but Raquel roars and fires off headbutts in return! Raquel climbs up now, but Dakota fights the superplex to HOTSHOT Raquel down! Raquel flops into the ring, Dakota gets on the apron to BOOT Raquel through the ropes! Dakota drags Raquel to a cover, TWO! Fans are dueling while Dakota drags Raquel by her hair. Raquel glares at Dakota and choke grips her! Two hands up, DOUBLE HAND SLAM! Raquel gets her bad arm working and runs in to LARIAT! And BOOT!

Raquel keeps going, but Dakota ducks, only to get the BLINDSIDE! Raquel stalks Dakota to a corner, drags her but Dakota pulls the bottom buckle pad off! Raquel gives Dakota a FALL AWAY SLAM! And then the VADER BOMB ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Fans are loving this as Raquel drags Dakota back up. Raquel hooks her up but Dakota fights the Chingona to a sunset flip! Raquel punches but only hits mat! Dakota avoids the elbow drop, too, covers, ONE!! Ghost pin, TWO! Dakota SCORPION, but Raquel blocks to a Stretch Muffler and SWINGING SLAM! Fans are loving “NXT! NXT!” as Raquel drags Dakota back up.

“This is Awesome!” as Dakota blocks the suplex again, they go to the corner, Dakota WRINGS Raquel into the bare buckle! Fans boo while Raquel is dazed. Dakota watches Raquel flounder around, and she goes out to get the SHOVEL!! Dakota brings it in, is laughing like a lunatic, but Raquel kicks her down! Raquel snatches the shovel now, and fans want her to use it! Raquel looks ready to use it and Dakota begs for mercy! But Toxic Attraction attack!!

Winner: Raquel Gonzalez, by disqualification

This is them returning the favor! They hold Raquel up for Dakota’s SUPERKICK! They all mug Raquel, but here comes Cora jade! She uses her skateboard to SMASH Gigi, SMASH Jacy, and then TOSSES it at Dakota! Dakota ducks, Mandy CLOBBERS Cora! They all fire off on Cora now, she does her best to fight, but they double whip and BOOT Cora down! Dakota stomps Raquel down, Mandy digs her knee in, but is that Zoey Stark?! She has her crutches and leg brace, Toxic Attraction mocks her. But Zoey is just a harbinger for IO SHIRAI! Zoey gives Shirai a crutch and Shirai tees off on Gigi & Jacy! Then on Mandy!

But then Dakota SMACKS Shirai with Cora’s skateboard! Shirai stays up to SMACK Dakota back! And again! And again! Cora gets back up, she helps out, but they’re still outnumbered 4v2! Mandy and Cora brawl, Shirai fights off Jacy. They double whip Mandy into a CRUTCH CLOTHESLINE! Jacy wants more but Cora JAMS her with the board! Dakota is on Raquel’s back but Raquel is up to throw her out! Cora gives Jacy a COMPLETE SHOT to the board! Raquel scoops Gigi to RAM her into Dakota! Dakota and Toxic Attraction bail out, and Shirai gets a mic! “WARGAAAMES!!!” Fans are loving that! Will Toxic Attraction and Dakota pay for what they’ve done in the worst way possible?


My Thoughts:

A pretty great episode of NXT right here. I was hoping for more out of D’Angelo VS Lumis, but it ended up more a vehicle towards a big time North American Championship match. Melo VS Dunne VS Gargano is going to be a BADASS Triple Threat that might make 2.0 feel as good as 1.0 in the ring. But at the same time, having two opponents, Melo is going to squeak out the win and use this to brag even more. Speaking of bragging, we got a lot of that from Knight and Waller to give us this rather odd take on the usual “Indy Darling VS WWE Guy” like we’d gotten out of just about anyone against John Cena.

What I’m surprised by is, Waller is coming off the Heel. Does that make Knight the Face? That’s interesting… But at the same time, Ciampa calls Waller and other 2.0 homegrown guys, taking this from a different angle as the Indy Darling who made it big in the WWE. Or as big as WWE will let NXT look to even their own fans. And I love that he referenced Steiner Math! But it’s very interesting that NXT is playing things out this way, though I suppose 2.0 would be the first time in a long time that NXT had this many homegrown wrestlers they want to treat as stars, it probably had to happen at some point.

We got a good Six Man Tag, Jones & Jacket Time winning makes sense to keep this feud going. But I feel like it’s bad planning that there isn’t another Cruiserweight involved in this to get at the title. Doesn’t help that Nick “What the Frick” Khan cuts people that could actually play that role. Trey Baxter, either member of Lucha House Party between Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, even Oney Lorcan going back on a Face run could give Strong a strong challenge. Quinn of course wins against Andre Chase, but it was a vehicle to get Legado to go after him. Pretty sure this leads to Escobar VS Quinn in a sort of proxy match for this story between Quinn and Lopez.

Good stuff out of the tag division. MSK has an okay vignette this time, but I hope next week is the conclusion so we can get to that next part of their story. GYV becoming NXT’s greatest con men is still a rather interesting move, and it’s not like they aren’t pulling off the promos, but I wish they were the tag champs right now. There was a window in the latter days of 1.0, but they waited too long and then look what happened. I do like that Kyle acknowledged Von going to SmackDown, even though SmackDown never acknowledged who the hell Von is, and I like that they got a win over Briggs & Brooks.

Imperium watching Kyle & Von was a lowkey great thing because they were watching at a normal angle! That little bit also gives the nod that they’re heading to a tag title match, but I honestly would hope Imperium retains. Von is getting that 2.0 push but I don’t know where he’s really going right now. Similar to GYV, there was a window where Kyle was going to be a singles champion in NXT but they missed that window and here we are. The poker game being in the ring, it was a rather interesting change, but I think this one played out even better than the previous. They might’ve overdone Grimes bluffing his way into winning, but Duke did great in losing his cool. I really hope they put a stipulation on their match. Maybe Hair VS Hair what with Duke cutting into Grimes’.

We got good story blending through Lumis & Indi. Lumis’ kayfabe injury has Indi stay out so that Persia can show off her strength. Robert Stone appearing is random, but when he has nothing now because they cut Franky Monet and Jessi Kamea, he might be trying to start from scratch. That could complicate things within The Way if Stone manages Persia but Johnny & Candice don’t want Indi joining up. We got a great main event out of Raquel and Dakota, even with Toxic Attraction getting involved. I just knew Dakota was going to get lumped in with Toxic Attraction so we could get a Women’s WarGames.

Cora Jade is the surprise on who joins the Faces, but I think the secret weapon for them is Kay Lee Ray. She had her run-in with Toxic Attraction, she wants to just let loose, what better match than WarGames? I would’ve thought Kacy & Kayden were, but maybe things changed when Zoey Stark got injured.

My Score: 8.9/10


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

WWE goes Down Under!

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Who survives Perth to head for Philadelphia?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!

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

 

The Rock has a message!

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Rhea Ripley narrates the intro.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Austin Theory is here?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 


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Andrew’s TNA No Surrender Results & Match Ratings: 2.23.2024

lex Shelley gets his contractual rematch against Moose for the World Title, Gisele Shaw cashed in her Ultimate X for the Knockout’s title shot and the best of 3 comes down to a decisive match between The ABC and Grizzled Young Vets!

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We’ve got ourselves an exclusive TNA+ App Event tonight! Alex Shelley gets his contractual rematch against Moose for the World Title, Gisele Shaw cashed in her Ultimate X for the Knockout’s title shot and the best of 3 comes down to a decisive match between The ABC and Grizzled Young Vets.

There are a few other matches worth some note, but let’s just get to predictions and then the show:

  1. Speedball Mountain (Mike Bailey & Trent Seven) vs The Rascalz (Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) : I see Speedball Mountain winning here purely because its their first official tag match on TNA programming since the Hard to Kill PPV got shifted because of travel issues.
  2. The System (Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards) vs Intergalactic Jet Setters (Kushida & Kevin Knight) : I see The System continuing to establish the faction as a solid force; a little too early for glitches in The System.
  3. X Division Championship: Chris Sabin (c) vs Mustafa Ali : Mustafa winning makes a lot of sense here to me with the fact that he hasn’t been in a TNA ring yet and Sabin holding the title doesn’t really do as much as Mustafa winning. I expect The Good Hands to play a part.
  4. Knockouts Tag Championship: Decay (Rosemary & Havok) (c) vs MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly) : The Knockouts Tags are so irrelevant I don’t really care. I would like MK Ultra to win just because they seem like a more reasonable target for potential tag team threats as opposed to the magical netherworld bullshit of Decay.
  5. Frankie Kazarian vs Eric Young : EY makes the most sense for me here. Kaz is a heel, he can absorb the loss and turn it into maybe joining the system or finding other ways to screw EY down the line to continue the feud.
  6. PCO vs Kon : Another match I don’t care about. I’m gonna say PCO wins only because Kon doesn’t have nearly as much value to me. He’s not imposing, has no real momentum and putting him over PCO lines him up for…what? Ya…nothing, exactly.
  7. Tag Team Title Match: ABC vs GYV : I’ve got the Grizzled Young Vets going over because I feel like pushing an eventual GYV vs Speedball Mountain match is in the tea leaves for 3/4 nostalgia.
  8. Josh Alexander vs Simon Gotch : I think Gotch wins here. Josh needs some time away from the main event scene to build up his hunger. So potential shenanigans happen, but I don’t really know what Josh winning would do for anything aside from vaulting him to a main event scene that people would be more excited to see Nemeth in.
  9. Knockouts Title Match: Gisele Shaw vs Jordynne Grace (c) : I think Jordynne retains because the SHAWntorague is an unresolved albatros that will cost Gisele the match and be a fun way to keep the fire burning for a potential Gail Kim match.
  10. No Surrender Match, TNA World Championship: Moose (c) vs Alex Shelley : Like I said before, I expect The System to continue establishing themselves with this show and no glitches just yet.

So let’s see how many I get right!

Ratings:

  • Eric Young vs Frankie Kazarian: EY wins via Crucifix Pinfall – ***
  • Tag Team Title Match: ABC (c) vs GYV : ABC retains via 1-2-Sweet – *** 1/2
  • Kon vs PCO: PCO wins via DQ – * 1/2
  • Knockouts Tag Team Titles: Decay (Havok & Rosemary) (c) vs MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly): MK Ultra wins via Russian Death Device – ** 1/2 – TITLE CHANGE!!
  • Josh Alexander vs Simon Gotch: Josh wins via C4 Spike – *** 3/4
  • No Surrender Match: TNA World Championship: Moose w/Eddie & Alisha Edwards & Brian Myers (c) vs Alex Shelley w/Kushida & Kevin Knight: Moose retains – ** 3/4
  • Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs Gisele Shaw: Jordynne retains via Juggernaut Driver – ****
  • X Division Championship: Chris Sabin (c) vs Mustafa Ali: Ali wins via 450 Splash – **** 1/4

 

Results:

I don’t usually cover pre-show stuff so I’ll say here, Speedball Mountain lost, because Maclin made his presence felt to help get the Rascalz the win. The System is working though, so I got that match right at least. So I’m 1-1 out of the pre-show. 

Eric Young vs Frankie Kazarian

The tie ups are close, aggressive for positioning but nothing crazy, EY with a Jaw Jacker, but Kaz cuts off a rope run with a big Body Block. After a slap in the face, EY returns the favor and returns the slap. So Kaz Kitchen Sinks EY, talks crap, EY Kitch Sinks Kaz. This is very simply an “anything you can I do I can do better” style of open. EY tries to toss Kaz to the corner and pull him out, but Kaz pops to his feet and Back Body Drops EY, transitions into the Side Russian Leg sweep and its a near fall.

Frankie goes for a simple Vertical Suplex and then a cover, which is a little silly. Kaz keeps lording over EY, deliberate strikes, slow building offense, and EY tries to get something going with a Knee Lift, but Kaz Scoop Slams him after and goes for his Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop…but misses! EY fires back with a few lariats! They fight to the top, Kaz wants the Flux Capacitor, but EY clocks him, drops him and goes for the Macho Man Elbow…for 2. Corner charge leads to Kaz countering EY as he slips to the apron, EY tries to duck his head through and catches the Leg Drop for a near fall. EY gets whipped to the corner, does the Flair Flop over the buckle, Kaz quickly Slingshots EY in and lands the Cutter for another 2!

After a few moments to collect himself Kaz goes for Fade to Black, EY counters with a Piledriver attempt, but a little countering and slipping but Kaz manages to get him in another Fade to Black…and connects! 1-2-kickout?!? Kaz argues with the ref, EY takes advantage of the distracted Kaz, and Crucifix Pin for the win!

Tag Team Championships: The ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) (c) vs Grizzled Young Vets (James Drake & Zack Gibson)

ABC doesn’t come out to the classic Bullet Club music. So I guess Anthem didn’t feel like paying for the rights anymore? So they deserve to lose, music sucks now, GYV forever.

Ace and Zack start and Ace is just angry, stomping away on Gibson in the corner. Ace almost doesn’t listen to the referee, but eventually does, Drake makes a blind tag, Baseball Slide trip to Ace, Sliding Kick to the Face and then Poetry in Motion from the GYV connects flush with Bey and he flies off the corner apron. The two on one continues for a minute, before Ace can flip out of a tandem move, fall back into his corner and get some of their own tandem offense going. Assisted Russian Leg Sweep into the Click Click Boom for 2.

Shortcuts allow the GYV to stifle the onslaught, and Gibson does the ole Launcher into the bottom rope followed by stepping on his neck. Classic heel tactics, Outside In Vertical Suplex, Drake tags in, Gibson hangs Bey on the ropes and Drake brings down the Polish Hammer from the corner. Drake sits on Bey with the Front Neck Lock applied, Bey gets to the ropes, tries to get around things with a Sunset Flip but Drake counters that with a simple punch to the throat. Drake traps him in their corner and tags in Gibson. The verbal assault is more effective than the simple offense, but it also seems to fire Bey a little. Quick strikes, and then a reach to Ace, but Gibson pulls him close and lays into the Sleeper Hold.

Bey does the reach spot again, but this time when Gibson pulls him close, Bey slips behind him and hits the School Boy for a 2 and then snaps off a Neckbreaker. Gibson makes a quicker tag so Drake tries to keep Bey isolated, but Bey slips it, dives towards Ace and Hot Tag from Ace. Slingshot Double Dropkick evens the situation, Fosbury Flop onto Gibson on the outside, runs back in and lands a nice kick combination on Drake into his own solo version of Click Click Boom, but Gibson saves the pinfall. Gibson gets dispatched Twisting Moonsault combo for only 2! 1-2-SW-NO Drake grabs Bey with the Body Scissors and Sleeper Hold while Gibson slides in and Shankly Gates gets applied to Ace. GYV try to fire, Ace tries to do his one handed counter to turn things back for them, but Gibson just grabs him and DOOMSDAY DEVICE on the outside!

GYV point at Bey, Bey fires and meets them head on. Bey throws Gibson into Drake and clocks Gibson but Drake tries to grab him and Bey counters it into a Suplex of his own. Springboard FameAsser levels Gibson. Art of Finesse attempt but Gibson counters, Bey goes to the top, Lung Blower from Gibson and he holds him there while Drake hits a Coast to Coast Dropkick…but BEY kicks out! GYV look for something to put away Bey, but Ace is stirring, drops Drake, and they use the GYV scarf as pay back while the referee is focused on Drake. 1-2-SWEET and ABC retain.

Their new music still sucks. 

Kon vs PCO

Kon attacks PCO on the ramp during his entrance and PCO is amenable to the brawl. PCO does go into the ring, so the match officially starts, and its just Heymakers, Clotheslines and slamming faces into the corners. They trade dropping each other and standing back up. PCO throws Kon out, PCO went for the Dive and Kon side steps and connects with a clubbing blow on PCO’s way down. Chokeslam onto the apron, but PC-NO Sell, and attacks Kon. PCO bounces Kon’s face off the apron, they both head back in just to have PCO Lariat them both back to the outside.

PCO posts Kon, drapes him and looks for the Deanimator…and he…MISSES! Kon slides back in and PCO clips the apron. Kon grabs a chair, and hits PCO causing a DQ?

The DQ finish is stupid, I guess it’s gonna lead to another match at Sacrifice. Kon buries PCO under chairs, throws the ring bell guy around, but PCO bursts out of the chairs and attacks. PCO finally gets the best of the Goozle Face off, pushes Kon over the ropes, dives onto him and then lays into him with a chair.

All the extra attacks are just stupid, Kon even Zip Ties PCO to the Entrance Tunnel and goes for the neck snap spot with a chair wrapped around which makes no real sense. This was a bad finish and then just got progressively more stupid. 

Knockouts Tag Team Titles: Decay (Havok & Rosemary) (c) vs MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly)

Donnybrook to kick things off, just an all out brawl, Havok pulls Masha into the ring and I guess that makes them legal. Masha gets sandwiched in the corner, Exploder Suplex from Rosemary. Masha manages to take advantage of a small opening, Kelly gets involved and we get some quick and sadistic offense with Kelly doing some…fun…pin covers. Kelly slaps the taste out of Rosemary’s mouth, but Rosemary just slowly stands up, kinda likes it and ducks the last one to hit a Rainmaker.

Rosemary mounts Kelly, Kelly sits up to get on top of Rosemary, Rosemary returns the favor and they start throwing fists. Masha runs in, talks sense into Kelly and a High/Low style tandem move gives MK Ultra the advantage again. Strike exchange, into a Spinning Back Fist, a few Sambo kicks and Masha looks for the Russian Death Device, but Rosemary slips it into an X-Factor. Simultaneous tags as Masha is resting in the corner, Havok uses her size advantage, throws Kelly into Masha and then a corner Senton kills them both. Assisted Pop-Up Powerbomb, but Masha breaks it up! Masha takes out Havok, catches Rosemary mid Spear and hits the Russian Death Device! Our BDSM Feme Fatal Fever Dream wins!

Josh Alexander vs Simon Gotch

Classic chain wrestling style of opening. Josh has a Headlock cinched in, Gotch counters with the Headscissors and tries to find a wrist lock, and they trade similar style counters and mat based maneuvers. Josh gets a near scare of going from the Armbar to an attempt for the early Ankle Lock, but Gotch immediately finds the ropes.

After taking a beat, an old school test of strength into a Headbutt from Gotch and a response from Josh, then they trade Uppercuts. So we get another match that opens with that “anything you can do I can do better” concept. Josh drops Gotch, plays to the crowd a little and then eats a few kicks to the face. Gotch looks for a few Armbars, and when Josh protects the one side, Gotch tries the other. But Josh manages to fight out of that, and hits the Kurt Angle locomotion German Suplexes. After 3 he holds for a 4th, but Gotch grabs the ropes to force a break and then connects with a big front kick to take control again. A few down strikes, Senton, and Gotch takes a beat to collect himself so Josh tries to roll him up, and Gotch kicks out.

Gotch’s offense is consistent but deliberate. Knee Strikes, Front Kicks, Bootwashes, Uppercuts with Chops after…just really calculated attacked. Josh does fire out of the corner with a Dropkick, but he charges and Gotch tosses him over, Slap and Enzuigiri have Josh crumple on the apron. Gotch looks for a Brainbuster, Josh blocks, strike exchange on the apron, kick drops Gotch, Gotch kicks Josh’s foot out from under him. Gotch tries a Senton on the apron but misses! Gotch sells slowly on the apron so Josh gets his spot for the Low Crossbody through the ropes. Both are wiped out on the floor, but get in at 9. Crawl to the middle and Subury blueberry bulldogs hockey fight time! Okay no of course not, we have to do the played out Fighting Spirit spot, how silly of me. Does it look good? Sure, but its becoming stupid that every match has to have one of these.

T-Bone Suplex from Josh for 2! Straps down, C4- nope, Front Kick counter, Gotch Style Piledriver, nope, both roll through and Bulldog Choke with Josh’s headgear! Because of the headgear, Gotch’s grip slips so Josh turns it into the Ankle Lock, roll off it, strikes, Powerbreaker from Josh into the C4 Spike for the win.

No Surrender Match: TNA World Championship: Moose w/Eddie & Alisha Edwards & Brian Myers (c) vs Alex Shelley w/Kushida & Kevin Knight

Shelley starts off aggressive, jamming Moose into the turnbuckles twice, focusing on the left shoulder, which is the side he’s focused on the last month or so. Announce team also points out the announcement that the two teams have different color towels. So that just lines up for the heels to cheat by throwing in the babyface towel since color is all that matters.

While I’m being annoyed at how brain damaged the gimmicks in the match has become, Moose gets tossed out “tweaks” his knee, but manages to power through to Powerbomb Shelley into the apron and then Bow and Arrow him around the post. Shelley goes for the Chop Block on the tweaked knee, then pulls out a chair and plays a little La Parka. Shelley and Moose trade torture spots. Shelley traps Moose’s hand in the buckle chains and uses pliers to squeeze. Moose gets out of it, traps Shelley’s hand twice and cracks him with a chair. Shelley sells the pain into the ring, Moose follows but Shelley hits the Dragon Screw on the tweaked left knee. Shelley then ties up Moose in corner, Dragon Screws, Hamstring kicks, and then Shelley gets a Kendo Stick.

Left knee is the target, and Shelley gets a little sadistic. Cracks the stick into the knee, Kendo Stick assisted Half Crab on the bad leg. Myers distracts Shelley and Eddie grabs the Kendo Stick away. Because it wasn’t direct contact it’s legal, Moose catches Shelley with the Uranage and demands Eddie give him a trash can. Upside Down Trash Can, Moose wants the Superplex, Shelley fights off, bites Moose and slips between the legs and Avalanche Powerbomb into the point of the trash can. Shelley gives a few moments to see if the towel will get thrown, but then goes for the Figure Four. Moose turns it around, but Shelley turns that over. Moose gets handed the Kendo Stick and Moose uses it to break the Figure Four. Moose demands the System get the table and they do so.

Moose tries to Spear Shelley into the table, Shelley dodges and Moose stops himself. Low Blow, Border City Stretch and Moose sells towards the ropes, Myers sees Moose’s extended fingers and slips on Brass Knuckles so Moose can break the hold. Moose ditches the knucks, goes for the Spear into the table again and MISSES! Shelley calls for a chain, Shelley uses the chain for the Border City Stretch, but then all the seconds get involved. Lish tries to take the white towel from Kushida, Shelley grabs it back and hands it to Kushida. Back to Back Lights Out, then Moose wraps the chain around himself and connects with a third Lights Out. Kushida is torn watching, and decides to throw in the towel as Moose lines up the fourth Lights Out.

Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs Gisele Shaw

Ash by Elegance comes down to ringside to watch. So will Ash be the one to screw Gisele since their gimmicks are a touch similar?

Gisele tries to powder early and force Jordynne to chase, but she gets caught, bullied a little early and Gisele’s striking gives her a brief moment of offense. Jordynne returns the striking and mobility with some rope maneuvers and a nice tilt-a-whirl side slam for an early pinfall attempt. Jordynne tries to keep the offense going, but Gisele gets a sneaky kick in the way, a Headscissors Driver, and a Corkscrew Splash for 2. The fight out to the apron, Shaw slips Jordynne’s move, tries the Powerbomb, but Jordynne blocks, clocks her, Senton’s Gisele’s face into the apron and starts riding the momentum.

Jordynne looks for the Juggernaut Driver on the apron, Shaw counters with elbows, Spanish Fly from the apron to the floor! Gisele goes for three straight pinfall attempts but Jordynne keeps kicking out. Gisele looks for the Denouement, Jordynne catches it, Spinebuster for 2! Juggernaut Driver attempt 2, Shaw finds the ropes, Shaw Trigger into a Pinfall but Grace grabs the bottom rope. Gisele is slowly snapping as Jordynne is resilient. Quick strikes, both fire and clock the other with Spinning Backfists and Kicks, Gisele goes for a Springboard Cutter, but Jordynne lands on her hands to block. Quick back and forth continues, but the third attempt at the Juggernaut Driver lands! Jordynne retains!

X Division Championship: Chris Sabin (c) vs Mustafa Ali

Simple collar and elbow tie up that runs into the corner break. Nothing fancy, very deliberate. We go into Arm Wringer trade offs chain wrestling before Ali hits a back Elbow to the eye and a headlock to the ground to slow things down. Rope run misses and that stupid Stereo Dropkick spot. At least its out of the way early and I haven’t seen it in a hot minute. Still hate it, but its less annoying I suppose.

Sabin with a Headlock Takeover and then some ground wrestling, a Trailer Hitch, leg pick, pinfall attempt but Ali slides up and dusts his boots off in an arrogant play. Sabin clocks him with a Lariat, but Ali keeps powdering and using classic heel psychology to piss off Sabin. A Headscissors Takedown on the apron is a touch scuffed, but it does enough and everyone is safe. Throws Ali back in, Crossbody from Sabin connects and we see a 2 count. Fighting the corner, the battle up the buckles, Ali gets the best of things and then 450 Splash on the left arm of Sabin as he’s reaching to get back up. Ali STF into a Crippler Crossface and then a Border City Stretch. Ali talks some smack, pins the left arm and then stomps right on the left shoulder. Sabin with a quick fire, both men trade desperation kicks and are laid out.

Getting to his feet first, Sabin fires and connects with a few short Elbows and Lariats, Sole Butt, Ali tries to counter a few things, Sabin shakes off the counters and lands a Tornado DDT from the Middle Rope. Two Roll Up attempts from Sabin, Ali kicks but Sabin floats over into a Crossface. Sabin with a bunch of punches, then tries to climb the buckles and Ali catches him with an Upkick. They fight for the top rope, Sabin shoves Ali off and Ali Backflips and lands on his feet, Dropkick on the flying Sabin connects beautifully. Back in the ring, 450 Splash attempt misses, Ali charges at Sabin but he just does the old ole and Ali’s face bounces off the turnbuckle like he things he’s Bret Hart.

A few strikes exchanged from both, but Ali chops into the throat of Sabin, Sabin keep fighting, Ali tries an Enzuigiri from the outside but Sabin connects with a Rope Assist Gamengiri. Sabin dives, takes out the security, Good Hands show up to give Ali a small opening but it doesn’t lead to anything. Skyler hits the apron to distract and is leveled, Hotch is clocked, Ali School Boy for 2! Clothesline From Hell, Michigan into the Cradle Shock- BUT ALI KICKS OUT! Sabin connects a few stomps, kick to Ali’s face and then crotches him on the top rope. Sabin looking for an Avalanche Cradle Shock…but elbows counter! Sabin eats a Sunset Bomb! Ali pulls himself up and 450 Splash for the win!

 

Overall Score: 7.25/10

Well 7-3 in predictions isn’t too bad if I do say so myself. If it’s good enough for Tom Brady, it’s good enough for me. But honestly, this show was a little weird. Having the World Heavyweight title so low…feels insanely disrespectful; the match was so convoluted even Jade had trouble explaining the rules, and using different color towels is just dumb and sets up very easy shenanigans (even though they weren’t used). Hell the fact that it was right there for someone like Myers forcing Kushida to throw in the towel, or bringing a backup white towel and being super heels would’ve at least made the finish fall less flat. But stupid match concept, worse execution, too many cooks in the kitchen. It could’ve been decent if there were so many caveats to idiocy in the match. The Knockouts and X Division were great matches though. Knockouts reminded me of a combination of Stardom High Speed and old 90s AJW wrestling. Fast, dirty, hard hitting, very brutal. X Division was fun, nice to see some new blood in the title scene and while the look of the security guards was a bit laughable, enough of the match hit the right notes to make me happy.

Kon and PCO shouldn’t be lengthened, especially with that moronic ending…but I suppose they need some undercard stupidity for Sacrifice. Really not sure how Kushida will validate his actions, Ash potentially teaming with or facing Gisele could be interesting. So while most of the matches were pretty good, the awkward pot holes were deep and irritating. Kon’s match being a waste of time and the No Surrender being convoluted beyond reason and then not even using the convolution in the finish of the match. The whole set up was like reading a story that was started by one writer, and then finished by another, in a different genre, translated into a different language.

High points were still worth the watch, but some stories need weird explanations and the bad matches are definitely awful beyond true description.


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