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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (5/2/22)

The Bloodline is Raw!



WWE Raw 2022

The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion is here!

With a Six Man Tag set for WrestleMania Backlash, Roman Reigns and the Usos return to Raw to make everyone ACKNOWLEDGE THEM!


  • Six Man Tag: Kevin Owens & The Alpha Academy VS Ezekiel & The Street Profits; Kevin & The Alpha Academy win.
  • Veer Mahaan VS Burt Hanson; Veer wins.
  • AJ Styles VS Damian Priest w/ Edge; Styles wins and bans Priest from ringside at WrestleMania Backlash.
  • WWE United States Championship Contenders Handicap Match: Mustafa Ali VS The Miz & (Austin) Theory; Miz & Theory win and deny Ali a title match.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Hallway Havoc: Nikki A.S.H wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Nikki A.S.H VS Dana Brooke w/ Reggie; Dana wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • Bobby Lashley VS Cedric Alexander; Lashley wins.
  • Six Woman Tag: Sonya Deville, Rhea Ripley & Becky Lynch VS Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan & Asuka; Bianca, Liv & Asuka win.


The Bloodline is here!

The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, leads the way out for Paul Heyman and the Usos. Roman wears the World title while Heyman cradles the Universal title, and the Usos hold up the fingers for #WeTheOnes. Heyman hands over the Universal title, and the belts are raised for the pyro. Then they continue to the ring, and Roman takes a moment to admire the Universal title before getting in the ring. Then the Bloodline lifts all the belts again, for another round of pyro. Heyman has the mic, and he says, “If the Bloodline recalls correctly, and the Bloodline is never wrong, this is the part of the show where I’m entrusted to say, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Raw!'”

Heyman says this is a special treat for everyone watching at home on TV and those live here tonight. “Ladies and gentlemen, you should put down your children because take a look at them anyway. You should stand on your feet because now, at this moment, you get a chance to revel in the greatness of your Tribal Chief, THE Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion… Roman. Reigns.” Heyman then hands the mic to Roman, and he says, “North Carolina. ACKNOWLEDGE ME!” But then RKBRO hit RKOS outta nowhere!! Roman is shocked as the Usos go down! But this ain’t all! HERE COMES MCINTYRE!

The Scottish Warrior storms out, sword in hand! And he raises it for his own pyro! Roman looks at the Raw Tag Team Champions and McIntyre, especially with McIntyre pointing his sword at Roman. McIntyre gets in the ring and RKBRO lets him have Roman all to himself. Roman tells McIntyre to go back now, but McIntyre says he’ll leave the sword on the outside. These two stare down, and McIntyre says he’s been waiting for this. The hands start flying! McIntyre and Roman throw haymakers, but Roman puts McIntyre in a corner to fire clotheslines! Only for McIntyre to clinch and hit back with haymakers and stomps!

The Usos return! But RKBRO goes after them! It’s a brawl all over, Orton going after Roman, McIntyre after Jimmy and Riddle after Jey! Security and officials get out there but the chaos continues, even as Raw goes to break!


The Street Profits talk backstage.

But then Ezekiel walked over and formally introduces himself. But they know him! It’s Elias’ young brother. And just like the good book says, it’s time to get ZEKE-AY! Here’s a cup, just for him. On three. One, two, three, ZEKE. Ezekiel takes a drink and wow. He’s feeling good now! But the Alpha Academy walk over and say drinking on the job is pathetic. Kevin Owens pops in to agree, it IS pathetic! And so is lying! The Profits can’t be believing him! SHOOSH! Ezekiel thinks he’s smart, huh? Smarter than Gable? He’s not! Never! In fact, Gable did research. He found out lie detector tests can be tricked, by only the most conniving of liars!

And Kevin shouts that that’s ZEKE! They’ll find a way! A better way! To expose him for the fraud he is so that even these idiots will know this is Elias! Dawkins says hold on, they gotta drop some truth. Ezekiel and the Profits are gonna kick their asses tonight. And that’s the bottom line~, because Zeke Da Freak and the Profits are up, and #WeWantTheSmoke! But then Kevin SPLASHES Ezekiel with his drink! Kevin and the Alpha Academy hurry off, but will revenge be served cold in the ring?

Six Man Tag: Kevin Owens & The Alpha Academy VS Ezekiel & The Street Profits!

The trios sort out, Gable starts with Dawkins. They tie up, Dawkins headlocks but Gable powers out, only for Dawkins to run him over. Things speed up, Dawkins hurdles then whips, but Gable catches the drop to a waistlock. Dawkins gets free, things keep moving, and Dawkins handsprings?! But into an arm-drag! Dawkins keeps moving to back elbow! Tag to Ford and the Profits double whip. They DOUBLE FLAPJACK, then Ford covers, TWO! Ford wrenches an arm, grinds the shoulder, and he leans on Gable. Gable fights up, Ford wrenches to a wristlock, but Gable rolls and bridges to then handspring, wrench, headlock and drop toehold!

Gable has the arm and shouts, “A THANK YEW~” while he wrenches the arm more. Ford endures, even as Gable twists the shoulder! Ford fights up, fans rally, and Ford whips Gable away. Things speed up again, Ford hurdles and arm-drags! Then he dropkicks Gable down! Gable bails out but Otis gets in, to run into a dropkick! The Profits DOUBLE DROPKICK but Otis stays up! Ezekiel joins in, TRIPLE DROPKICK! Otis tumbles out and Gable is furious while Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Gable has Ford down with a top wristlock. Ford endures, fights up, but Gable shifts grip. Ford reaches for his corner but Gable DECKS Dawkins! Gable throws Ford out but Ford shoulders back in. Ford shoulder sin again, then slingshots, into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Gable tags Kevin and they mug Ford. Kevin stomps away but lets off to tell Ezekiel, “SUCK IT!” Kevin then gives Ford a short arm LARIAT to SENTON! Then LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kevin clamps onto Ford with a chinlock and he grinds Ford down. Ford still endures, fights up again, and fans rally.

Kevin back suplexes, Ford slips out and ENZIGURIS! Fans fire up and Ford crawls, hot tags to Gable and Ezekiel! Zeke rallies on Gable, whips him to ropes but Gable kicks him away. Zeke still gets him with a SPINEBUSTER! Otis runs in, into the JUMP KNEE! Zeke CHOPS, body shots and CHOPS again! He whips Gable but Gable reverses, only for Zeke to go up and MULE KICK! Gable goes to the far corner, Ezekiel runs in for a STINGER SPLASH! And then suplex, stall, and TWISTING SLAM! Cover, but Otis breaks it! Otis drags Zeke up to toss him aside, but Ford gets in. Otis scoops Ford, to TOSS him out of the ring!

Dawkins KNEES Otis out! Kevin SUPERKICKS Dawkins! Ezekiel trips Kevin up to fire off fists! Kevin gets away but Ezekiel wants after him! Ezekiel lets off to go after Gable, but he runs into a waistlock! Ezekiel fights the German Suplex but Kevin trips him! Gable Oklahoma Rolls Ezekiel, the Alpha Academy and Kevin win!

Winners: Kevin Owens & The Alpha Academy, by pinfall

The Prizefighter, “Master” Gable and Otis SHOOSH Ezekiel and the Profits with some trickery of their own! Are they going to prove Ezekiel is not Elias’ brother but Elias himself?


Backstage interview with AJ Styles.

Kevin Patrick asks the Phenomenal One about a stipulation that has been added to his match with Damian Priest tonight. Why is that? This is about Edge’s fragile ego. At WrestleMania, Styles had Edge beat, but Edge’s new buddy showed up and distracted Styles. Edge doesn’t like Styles saying he had that match won, it offends Edge. So then why not up the ante? If Styles beats Priest tonight, Priest is barred from ringside at WrestleMania Backlash! And if Styles doesn’t, then it’ll be an uphill battle. Kevin wishes Styles luck, will Styles be able to limit the omnipotence of Judgement Day?


Sonya Deville talks with Adam Pearce.

She wants to understand what this investigation into her conduct is even about. She’s done everything by the book! Pearce says upper management are looking into this. She puts herself in a title match, changes the stipulations, and still fails. So they want to see her compete again without her executive power behind her. Pearce has made a Six Man Tag, Sonya, Rhea Ripley & Becky Lynch VS Liv Morgan, Asuka & Bianca Belair. Oh, cool. Then why don’t we make it No Holds Barred? Uh, no, Sonya, there is no “we.” Only Pearce has authority right now. Sonya has no power here. At all. Okay? Sonya doesn’t look happy about it, but will she just have to prove what she can do on her own?


Veer Mahaan VS ???

Undefeated at 3-0 but also unstoppable and with no remorse! Will Veer continue to victimize his opponents? Or will he finally run into someone he can’t manhandle?

Raw returns and Byron Saxton talks with Greensboro’s own Burt Hanson. Byron wants to ask, after seeing the damage Veer does to his opponents, why did Hanson sign up? Veer does scare Hanson, but he signed up because all his life, he’s wanted to be in the WWE in front of his hometown crowd. He worked down the street at Stevie’s BBQ just dreaming of this moment. Tonight, he makes a dream come true. Byron wishes Burt luck, but will he need a miracle?

The bell rings, Burt rushes in but Veer catches him to RAM him into the corner! Veer fires off body shots, the ref counts and Veer lets off to argue with him. Burt elbows Veer but that just angers him! Veer TOSSES Burt corner to corner! Burt staggers up and Veer is on him again, to whip him to ropes and KNEE him! Then back the other way, then back again! Veer whips and CLOBBERS Burt with a full body block. Veer then whips Burt to THESZ PRESS! Veer wants Burt to get up, and Burt manages to stand, for the MILLION DOLLAR LARIAT! Veer still isn’t done, he stalks Burt and hip drops! Then CERVICAL CLUTCH!! Burt taps, Veer wins!

Winner: Veer Mahaan, by submission

Veer tore into Burt like a pulled pork sandwich! But he goes after him more and stomps Burt right out of the ring! Veer goes out, drags Burt up and scoops him into the ring. Veer has Burt in the ropes for another CERVICAL CLUTCH! Veer thrashes, the ref reprimands but Veer lets go when he’s satisfied. Will all wrestlers, not just Raw superstars, learn to #FearVeer?


AJ Styles VS Damian Priest w/ Edge!

The Phenomenal One knows what is at stake with this match, but will he be able to remove the Archer of Infamy from Edge’s arsenal? Or will Judgement Day only solidify the advantage they have for Backlash?

Raw returns and Edge has a mic. “We are Judgement Day. Now I know most of you can’t stand to look at yourselves in the mirror. I know that most of you don’t like me anymore. In fact, you’re probably like everyone else in the world, perhaps you despise me. But that’s because you despise yourselves. You can’t look in the mirror because it’d make you physically ill. And if it doesn’t, it should. It is a miracle that everyone here in Greensboro, North Carolina- Oh shut up! It is a miracle that you can pull on your shoes, wobble out your doors, and count high enough to find your seats here tonight. The truth hurts, huh?”

In fact, if Greensboro could have a sports team, it’d be the Greensboro Lemmings. Edge knows that flew over their heads, so he’ll explain. A lemming is a rodent, or in this case a bunch of people with few teeth, that will join in a mass movement, rushing headlong into destruction. Styles, don’t be a lemming. For once, use your intelligence! But Edge knows it won’t happen. Styles’ heart outweighs his brain. But Styles, just know that by not staying home, hugging your wife and kids, you’re rushing headlong into pain at Backlash! Fans “WHAT” Edge and he repeats himself for the “peons.” He dares them to boo and they boo.

Edge knows Styles played the games, got Pearce to make tonight about removing Priest from Backlash. Kudos, well played, hope it’s worth it. Because now he feels the punishment he’ll receive when walking- Styles makes his entrance! Fans cheer as Styles gets in the ring and Edge exits. Will Styles make Edge eat those words when he removes his minion?

The bell rings and the two circle. Styles fires off haymakers, has Priest in a corner, but Priest tosses Styles to the corner! Style dodges, fires off more shots, and fans are fired up for Styles. Styles brings Priest around to CLUB him, but Priest shoves him back. Styles and Priest throw hands, Priest ROCKS Styles then UPPERCUTS! Priest whips to BOOT Styles down! Priest drags Styles up, whips him hard into the corner and Styles hits the mat. Priest stomps away on Styles, but lets off as the ref counts. Edge laughs at Styles and Priest brings Styles up for a suplex, BROKEN ARROW! Cover, ONE!!

Priest clamps onto Styles’ arm and grinds that bad shoulder. Styles endures, fans rally and Edge gets annoyed. Styles fights up, throws haymakers then KICKS! Priest grabs hair but Styles KICKS again. Styles throws more forearms, then whips. Priest reverses but Styles holds ropes. Styles elbows back, but Priest picks Styles up! Priest runs at ropes, they both tumble out but Styles lands on his feet! Edge looks worried as Priest staggers up. Styles aims and SLINGSHOT FOREARMS! Down goes Priest and Styles stares Edge down. Styles says Edge is getting this soon enough, and he goes back for Priest.

Styles bumps Priest off the apron, the ring count climbs to 5 of 10, but Styles POSTS Priest! Styles puts Priest in at 7, then gets in. Priest goes out the side, Styles hurries after him, but Priest scoops and POSTS Styles! Styles clutches the bad shoulder and writhes on the floor while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Priest staggers away to a corner. Edge is furious as Styles  rushes in to corner clothesline! Styles fireman’s carries but Priest fights free. Priest clinches, throws knee after knee, then LEG LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Priest drags Styles around by the bad arm, puts him on the top rope, then ROCKS him with a right. Priest climbs up, fans boo but Priest brings Styles up. Styles slips under to get Priest in a torture rack! RACK BOMB! High stack, TWO!! Priest survives and Edge is pacing! Edge coaches Priest but Styles is up first. Styles drags Priest up, reels him in, but Priest powers out of the Clash! Styles sunset flips, TWO!

Priest ROUNDHOUSES the bad arm! Edge nods, but Styles ENZIGURIS! Priest staggers, Styles rushes in, but into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Priest is frustrated, too, but he drags Styles up. Priest reels Styles in as fans rally up. Priest gets Styles up in the crucifix, but Styles slips off! PELE! Both men are down and fans fire up while Edge snarls. Priest gets to a corner, Styles runs in again, but Priest pops Styles out. Styles ROCKS Priest, springboards, but into a choke grip! SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Styles survives and Edge is beside himself! Priest scowls but he nods, knowing Styles is tough.

Priest wants Styles to stand and Styles does get up. Priest reels him in but Styles throws elbows to fight the clinch, Priest ducks to BELL CLAP! Ripcord, but the heel kick misses! Styles gets the leg, rolls Priset, but Edge gest on the apron! Styles swipes at Edge and Priest is free! But Styles dodges the boot! O’Conner Roll, STYLES WINS!

Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall (Priest is banned from ringside at Backlash)

But Edge goes right after him! The Iconoclast is just a sore loser! Edge drags Styles up, feeds him to Priest, FLATLINER! Edge then tells Priest to keep going, and Priest isolates the bad arm. Edge brings chairs to the ring! Priest sets one under the arm, but here comes FINN BALOR! The Prince has his own beef with Judgement Day, and he dropkicks Priest down, then tackles Edge! Fans are fire dup, Edge gets away but Priest gets a SLINGBLADE! Styles clotheslines Priest out and Edge bails! Judgement Day regroups and retreats from these two. Styles and Finn throw up the Too Sweet! Will they be united against Edge & Priest?


Omos and MVP talk backstage.

Omos says he’ll grab Lashley with both hands and just snap Lashley’s whole body. But then Cedric Alexander walks in. What does he want? He just wants to talk about MVP forming the Hurt Business. That was the best! They all got to be champions! And if not for Bobby’s and Shelton’s egos, they’d all still be champs! Right? MVP says he’s proud that Cedric sees the bigger picture, and that he is man enough to say it to MVP’s face. MVP gets why Cedric wants to return to that original role, but MVP is not interested. MVP has moved on from the Hurt Business to much bigger things. So he and Omos are gonna talk about how Omos will rip Lashley limb from limb.

Cedric says this is just him, no Shelton. He wants to show what he can do on his own. As such, Cedric requested a match with Lashley. Oka, now that has MVP’s attention. If Cedric can handle his business, then MVP and Omos will watch. Omos says that means Cedric has to go. Cedric leaves, but will he be back in business with Montel Vontavius Porter?


The Miz heads to the ring!

The Hollywood A-Lister is back to host another episode of MizTV, and he’s got Mustafa Ali as his guest? Will Miz be civil with the man who beat him last week? We’ll find out, after the break.

Raw returns and Miz welcomes us to the Most Must-See WWE Talk Show, and he says he had the privilege and honor to host WWE’s fastest rising star, the youngest WWE United States Champion ever, the man called Theory! But then his show was hijacked by the “man that time forgot.” Miz likes to be the bigger man, so he’ll have that man explain himself. Please welcome Mustafa Ali! The Beacon makes his way out, but then the music stops partway. Miz acts like that was all a mistake, and then he says the fans are here to see Mustafa Ali! Fans cheer because they do like Ali. Just like Miz is happy to see Ali. Please, have a seat.

So, “Must.” Do you mind if he calls you that? Oh no his mic isn’t working? Miz promises to get that fixed. This is so unprofessional. Speaking of, Miz was in the middle of giving valuable advice to Vince McMahon’s handpicked protégé, and then Must had to waltz out and interrupt. Who does that? That was rhetorical. Time for brass tax. Is it true that Must’s act of desperation is because he’s never been champion? Or is it because the WWE Universe forgot about Ali on his hiatus? Oh no, is the mic still not working? This is so embarrassing! MizTV is WWE’s flagship talk show, so you hate to see this. Please, Must, don’t go online and complain.

Mustafa snatches Miz’s mic! He and everyone here only have one thing to complain about: the fact Miz is STILL HERE! The difference between Miz and Ali is that when Miz feels unheard, he goes back there and whines to he powers that be. But when Ali feels unheard, he goes to the fans! Because for Ali, he fans are the ones that matter. Miz snatches the mic back to say- Oh wait, that was the bad mic. Oh no, is it not working? Ali laughs and Miz is upset. Miz wants Ali to understand: Ali will regret this. Oh, so Miz is gonna face him again? NOPE. (Austin) Theory makes his way out! Theory “apologizes” but he had something to say.

An apology? That’s a young man with manners, and a working mic. So unlike “Must,” Theory has something ot say fans will want to hear. Miz applauds that. Theory says last week, it bothered Theory that Miz couldn’t even prepare for his match. So Theory talked to his mentor, Mr. McMahon, and had that lost be stricken from the records! What a thoughtful gesture! Thanks, Theory. That’s the least Theory can do when some shmuck is making a name for himself at Miz’s expense. And Theory “appreciates” Ali wants the US Championship match handed to him. But what has he done? He doesn’t deserve this!

UGH! You BOTH talk too much! Fans applaud that. Miz, we get it. You’re embarrassed and mad, but Theory has it all wrong. Ali does want to be US Champion. But not an opportunity handed to him. Ali wants to fight for it! Good, because Theory spoke with Vince, and Vince has accepted that Ali gets a Championship Contenders Match tonight! And as Theory sees it, it won’t go well for Ali. The truth is, when it come to Theory, Ali can’t beat him. Theory is the youngest US Champion in WWE history. And Theory doesn’t know if Ali can handle that heat. Clever. But if there’s anyone that can handle heat, it’s Ali. Ali accepts, let’s go!

Okay, that’s fine. Theory can do this #ALLDAY. But uh, Miz deserves a chance to redeem himself. So that contender’s match is Ali VS Theory and The Miz! In a HANDICAP MATCH! And uh, what time is it? Oh, that match is NOW. Ali sees how the deck is stacked, but will he still have the winning hand?

WWE United States Championship Contenders Handicap Match: Mustafa Ali VS The Miz & (Austin) Theory!

Raw returns and Miz mugs Ali in the corner. Miz whips, Ali reverses but Miz sunset flips. Ali rolls through, fakes Miz out and stomps Miz’s leg! Ali kicks the leg, but Miz shoves Ali away. Ali CLOBBERS Miz, then CHOPS him against the ropes. Ali whips,. Miz reverses but Ali ducks and dodges, only for Theory to hold ropes open! Ali falls out and hits the floor hard and Theory shrugs, playing dumb as to what happened. Theory brings Ali into the ring and tags in, then grins as he pie faces Ali around. Theory taunts Ali, brings him up and DECKS him. Theory DECKS Ali again, then again, then snapmares for a stomp! Cover, TWO!

Theory clamps onto Ali with a chinlock and grinds Ali down. Ali endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Ali JAWBREAKERS free but  Miz tags in! Miz rushes in to KICK Ali in the corner! Miz fires off IT KICKS, but lets off as the ref counts. Ali goes up and over and CHOPS Miz back! Ali whips but Miz reverses, so Ali uses that to DROPKCIK Theory down! Ali then dodges, somersaults and NECKBREAKERS! Cover, Theory breaks it! Theory drags Ali up, whips Ali at the ropes, but Ali slips out and trips Theory! Theory shoves Ali away but Ali then dodges. Ali kicks Theory from the apron, but runs into a FINALE! Cover, Miz and Theory win!

Winners: The Miz & (Austin) Theory, by pinfall (Ali is denied his WWE US Championship match)

Theory and Miz stand on Ali as they take their victory selfie. But will this be the finale of Ali going after Theory and the US Championship? Wait! CIAMPA attacks! This is just like last week! What does the Psycho Killer have against the Beacon?


Reggie and Dana Brooke argue backstage.

He wants Dana to listen to him, but she refuses to even stay put. What about their honeymoon? Their what? Reggie thinks Dana’s gonna go on that with him now? He’s crazy! But then R-Truth is talking with his other clients, Tozawa & Tamina. Dana says out of all people, she never expected Truth to try and pin her for the 24/7 Championship. Truth owes Dana an apology. Dana, that was just a test. Like keeping her alert. He is sorry, though. He just wants his baby back. He needs it back! He feels empty inside! Truth feels empty? Tamina’s waist feels empty! And Tozawa, you’re supposed to be helping her!

Tozawa’s sorry about that. But it’s right there! Tozawa and Tamina rush Dana but Reggie and Truth hold them back! Not today! This is the honeymoon period, love birds! Tweet tweet! But then Nikki A.S.H bum rushes them all! And she covers Dana! The ref counts, NIKKI WINS!

Winner: Nikki A.S.H, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Dana shouts, “Noooo~!” while Nikki runs away! Truth, Tamina and Tozawa give chase, and Dana shouts at Reggie for failing her again! Reggie says he was trying, but Dana says if Reggie wants to save the marriage, he will get her a rematch! Dana storms off and Reggie’s stuck in the middle. Will Reggie work on “Happy wife, happy life” tonight?

WWE 24/7 Championship: Nikki A.S.H VS Dana Brooke w/ Reggie!

Raw returns as the Almost Super Hero makes her entrance. Truth, Tozawa and Tamina are also ringside to see which way this goes. The belt is raised, and we see whose love wins the day!

Nikki taunts Dana that she’s champion and Dana is nothing! Dana storms in but into a kick! Dana blocks the buckle bump, throws a body shot and bumps Nikki off buckles. Dana whips, Nikki reverses and then runs in but Dana puts her on the apron. Dana DECKS Nikki, then runs, but slides into the apron skirt! Nikki fires off on Dana, lets off as the ref counts, and she strikes her heroic pose. The ref counts, Nikki puts Dana in, and she covers, TWO! Nikki drags Dana up but Dana fires forearms! Dana whips, runs and handsprings, and back elbows Nikki down! Dana keeps moving, ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Cover, Dana wins!

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

But Tozawa sunset flips Dana! TWO as Truth drags him away! Truth “tests” Dana again, but Tamina drags him away. Dana scrambles as Tamina stares Truth down. Reggie rolls Dana?! How dare he! Dana SLAPS Reggie, then gets up on the desk. She has a mic to shout, “I want a divorce!!” Reggie freaks out and Dana storms off! Reggie hurries after Dana, can he salvage the marriage?


Backstage interview with Becky Lynch.

Kevin Patrick welcomes the former Raw Women’s Champion, and brings up her return to Raw last week was part of Asuka’s return. Becky doesn’t need to hear what happened, she was there. Does anyone understand the kind of bravery it took Becky to go out there and tell the world that she had hit rock bottom after losing the title? Her world, her identity. Only for Asuka, the woman who Becky literally handed that title to come out and disrespect her? When Becky left, she told Asuka to be a warrior while Becky became a mother. Becky kept up her end of the deal, but Asuka didn’t. As soon as Becky came back, Asuka disappeared!

Becky goes on the run of a lifetime, and as soon as Becky was at her lowest point, Asuka returns. Asuka’s never faced Big Time Becks, Asuka doesn’t know what she’s in for. Becky’s comeback story starts with ending Asuka’s! Will Becky and her team be able to stop the Empress of Tomorrow from taking over?


Seth Rollins heads to the ring!

The Visionary, the revolutionary, the Architect, wants to make tonight all about himself! This is “Seth Freakin’ Rollins Appreciation Night,” but what will that mean? We find out, after the break.

Raw returns and Rollins has the mic while he swaggers and dances to his own theme. “Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby! The time has finally come! Monday Night Rollins has begun! HAHAHAHA! Last week, we celebrated 20 years of Randy Orton. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. That was alright, it was okay. But it got me thinking. We should celebrate somebody who truly deserves it! Celebrate somebody who is underappreciated, undervalued. We should celebrate a trend setter, we should celebrate a fashion icon, a global sex symbol. Most importantly, we should celebrate a visionary, celebrate a revolutionary.”

Everyone, stand up! Clap for Seth Freakin’ Rollins Appreciate Night~! The spotlight shines on Rollins, but most fans boo. But then others sing his theme song, “OH~, OH~, OHHH~!” Rollins revels in it, he’s got the chills! This feels good, doesn’t it? Seth Freakin’ Rollins in the spotlight! HAHAHAHAHA! But then fans chant for “CODY! CODY!” Rollins says it’s funny they should mention that jerk. At WrestleMania, Cody tried to steal the spotlight. But at Backlash, Rollins will show the entire world why you can’t steal Rollins’ spotlight! Because Rollins IS the spotlight!! Fans still chant for “CODY! CODY!”

Rollins says this is HIS night, HIS spotlight, so shut up about Cody! See, that’s the problem! Some have forgotten just how good Rollins is. You get wrapped up in the American Nightmare fantasy and forget Seth Freakin’ Rollins is the standard bearer in this industry! Fans chant, “We Want Cody!” Rollins says they’ve forgotten how good Rollins is, but he loves to remind you. So here is the greatest highlight reel in the history of highlight reels, detailing Rollins’ rise to prominence! Appreciate Seth Rollins! “Wrestling has more than one… royal family.” Rollins is furious as Cody make his entrance instead!

Cody makes his way to ringside and Rollins is upset. Cody gets the pyro, the graphics, then more pyro. He then gets in the ring and gets the mic. But Rollins says before Cody speaks, he wants to know why Cody sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong! What is Cody out here for? If it’s not to give Rollins flowers, then shut up! Oh, Rollins wants flowers? Sure. Congratulations, Rollins, truly. But what is this all about? This literal unraveling we are all seeing, the superiority complex. It is like Cody’s win is an albatross around Rollins’ neck. Cody doesn’t want to invalidate those feelings, that’d be hypocritical.

But Rollins in this hideous outfit, and Cody’s hypocrisy knows no bounds so he’ll make it clear. Since Cody’s return, he’s been professional and courteous, even when Rollins shoved him off the top rope. But Cody has a feeling that Rollins is going to cross the line right before Backlash that he doesn’t want to cross. Rollins is one of the best wrestlers in 20 years. But he’s also delusional. Delusional? Rollins? DELUSIONAL?! Rollins laughs again and says that’s rich coming from Cody. But hear Rollins out: The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, the late, great, and Cody’s father. Dusty wrestled hundreds, if not thousands of times in Greensboro.

Fans cheer for “Dusty! Dusty!” and Rollins says, “But just like you… He was an egomaniac who thought he was larger than life and thought he transcended the business. And it looks to me like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Dusty was delusional, and so are you!” Fans boo but Rollins says Dusty wanted to be WWE World Champion, but wasn’t good enough. And as long as Rollins is here, Cody won’t be good enough, either. Rollins laughs again, then he sucker punches Cody! Rollins fires off hands, throws off his jacket, but Cody turns things around on him! They brawl, Cody headlocks and punches!

Cody runs, springboards, to CODY CUTTER! Rollins flounders out of the ring and fans fire up! Rollins did cross a line, just as Cody knew he would. But will Cody have to cross over and join Rollins to settle this on Sunday?


Bobby Lashley VS Cedric Alexander!

The All Mighty has the Colossus coming for him at Backlash, but he isn’t going to back down. Will PRIMED Alexander just be a primer for Lashley? Or can Cedric somehow, someway prove himself worthy to MVP?

Raw returns and Cedric is already in the ring. The bell rings, Cedric talks smack but Lashley corners him. But then Omos makes his entrance! And Cedric uses that to sucker punch Lashley! MVP says how the mighty have fallen. Look at him! Cedric is beating- Oh, nevermind, Lashley CLOBBERS Cedric. Well, if he’s struggling with Cedric, what’s Lashley going to do with Omos? Lashley aims at Cedric, and runs in, but misses the spear! Cedric dropkicks Lashley’s legs out and rains down fists while MVP mocks “Robert.” Omos is just salivating thinking what he’ll do to Lashley’s limbs. Cedric stomps Lashley but the ref backs him up.

MVP talks more trash but fans rally for Lashley. MVP says that won’t help! Cedric kicks Lashley out, then builds speed. Lashley seethes, and he SWATS Cedric’s tope! Then he TOSSES Cedric into barriers! Lashley glares at MVP, then hauls Cedric up in a fireman’s carry! Lashley runs and POSTS Cedric! Fans fire up and Lashley glares at MVP again. Lashley puts Cedric back in the ring, MVP tells fans to shut up, but Lashley aims again. SPEAR!! But Lashley won’t end it there! He hauls Cedric up for the HURT LOCK! Cedric taps, Lashley wins!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission

Lashley throws Cedric down, then dares Omos to do something! But MVP says it’s not time yet. Backlash will be the time, but will time be up on the Rocky Mountain Machine? Or will Lashley repeat what he did to the Colossus at WrestleMania?


Backstage interview with Liv Morgan.

Sarah asks her why she ambushed Rhea Ripley last week. Well Liv did to Rhea what Rhea did to her. Liv thought they were still a great tag team, but Rhea claims Liv was the disappointment that wasn’t holding up her end of the bargain. But Liv doesn’t think Rhea is disappointed in Liv. Rhea is disappointed in herself. And Liv isn’t going to take the blame or the beatings for Rhea. If Rhea doesn’t believe that, then just watch her. Will Liv more than hold her own in tonight’s Six Woman Tag?


R-Truth talks with Reggie backstage.

Truth says this situation with Dana isn’t that bad. Reggie has his health, those sharp suits and his acrobatic flips. But Reggie had it all! He was champion, had the love of his life. He blew it. Yes, he did do that. But Truth gets that feeling. He had the love of his life and let it slip away. Now Dana has the 24/7 Championship. Marriages are hard. 90% of divorces end in separation. But it’s all good. He has a prenup, right? A what? What!? Reggie doesn’t have a prenup!? Reggie, man…! If you don’t even know that, you’re gonna need Truth’s help as a certified divorce lawyer! Like his motto says, “If y’all can’t keep it together, The Truth will keep y’all apart.”

He’s esquire? The squire, the Duke of Earl, a baron and a jester! Did he ever tell Reggie about his certification to certify? Meanwhile, Nikki A.S.H. is bummed out on a road case. Doudrop walks over and asks if she’s done sulking around, playing games, and wants to take things more seriously. Yes, she does. Will Piper & Nikki soon make things very serious here on Raw?


Six Woman Tag: Sonya Deville, Rhea Ripley & Becky Lynch VS Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan & Asuka!

“Cruella” can’t bend the rules this time! She has to win this on an even playing field! Will she, the Aussie Nightmare and Big Time Becks prove why they’re the top of the Raw Women’s Division? Or will the EST, the Living End and the Empress of Tomorrow end those comebacks before they even begin?

Raw returns and Rhea makes her entrance, followed by Sonya. Liv makes her entrance next, then Asuka, and last but certainly not least, the Raw Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair! This star studded main event is about to go down, after the break!

Raw returns again, and Becky starts against Asuka as a preview of their coming showdown. Becky talks trash, Asuka says she’s just yapping away, but Becky says, “You don’t know who I am!” Becky swings but misses, then she dodges, only for Asuka to block her kick! Becky dodges and dodges and hurries to her corner! Asuka dares Becky to fight her, but Becky tags out to Sonya. Bianca wants in and Asuka obliges with a tag! Bianca and Sonya circle, but then Sonya runs away to her corner! Fans boo as Sonya tags Rhea. Rhea and Bianca circle, but Rhea smirks at Liv. Fans rally for the “E S T!” and Rhea is annoyed.

Rhea and Bianca tie up, Rhea waistlocks and SLAMS Bianca! Bianca fights up, switches, and SLAMS Rhea! Rhea fights up, pries the hold open but Bianca blocks the clothesline to reel Rhea in, for a suplex! Rhea slips off the stall to throw Bianca by her hair! Rhea then sucker punches Liv! Liv wants after Rhea but the ref keeps her back. Rhea bumps Bianca off buckles, tags Sonya, and they mug the champ. Sonya fires off kick after kick but lets off. Sonya then stands Bianca up to throw knees. Sonya snapmares, runs, but Bianca dodges to run Sonya over! Fans fire up and Bianca dusts off her hands before whipping Sonya to a corner.

Sonya reverses, Bianca goes up and over and handsprings, tot hen dropkick Sonya down! Bianca kips up, fans fire up, and Bianca puts Sonya in the corner. Tag to Liv, and Bianca whips Liv in for a back body blocks! Feed to Bianca’s scoop SLAM, then Liv covers. ONE, but Liv brings Sonya up. Sonya ROCKS Liv, then talks trash on her. Sonya whips, Liv reverses but Becky tags in. Sonya CLOBBERS Liv and Becky drops an elbow. Cover, ONE! Becky argues with the ref then says she should be champ. Becky EuroUppers Liv, but Liv turns it into a backslide! TWO, Becky kicks but Liv blocks to kick and KICK back!

Liv runs in to back body block in the corner, then she goes back in for a SHINING WIZARD! Liv snapmares Becky, goes up and leaps, missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Liv watches Rhea and swipes at her, but Becky grabs Liv by her hair! Liv JAWBREAKERS, then dodges to DIVE onto Rhea! Liv rains down furious fists but Rhea kicks her away. The ref counts, Liv stomps Rhea then goes back to the ring, to get WRECKED by a dropkick! Becky puts Liv in, climbs up the corner, THE MAN’S LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Liv is still in this and Becky is fuming as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again again, Rhea has Liv for a hip drop! Fans rally, Rhea dribbles Liv around, then she tells the ref to shut up about the hair pulling. Rhea stands Liv up, talks trash, but Liv SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS! Rhea SLAPS Liv down, and then checks her chin. Rhea gets Liv up to TOSS her to the corner! Rhea stands Liv up, RAMS into her, and again, and again! Rhea lets off at 4, tags Becky, and Becky stomps away on Liv. Becky mocks Asuka’s dance but Liv elbows Becky, then BOOTS her! Liv runs in, but into a MAN- NO! Liv arm-drags out and FLOAT OVER DDTS! Both women are down and fans are fired up as they crawl!

Hot tags to Rhea and Bianca! Bianca ROCKS Rhea, dodges her to DECK Sonya, then turns around, into a HEADBUTT! Rhea whips, Bianca dodges, ducks and runs Rhea over! Fans fire up and Bianca suplexes Rhea to hold her up! Bianca high steps then SLAMS Rhea, cover, TWO! Bianca shakes her head, then brings Rhea back up. Bianca scoops but Rhea slips off to RAM Bianca into a corner! Rhea RAMS her shoulder in, hoists Bianca up top, and ROCKS her with a haymaker. Then another! Rhea climbs up, but Bianca fights back with clubbing shots! Bianca bumps Rhea off buckles then DECKS her!

Rhea is on the mat, Becky hurries but Bianca kicks her away! Sonya distracts and Rhea BOOTS Bianca! Sonya tags in, she and Rhea climb up together. They get Bianca up for a DOUBLE SUPERPLEX! Sonya crawls to a cover, Liv breaks it! Fans fire up but Sonya whips Liv out of the ring. Bianca tags Asuka! Fans are thunderous as Asuka KICKS and KICKS Sonya. Sonya whips, Asuka swipes at Becky! Asuka dodges Sonya to then run her over! Fans fire up with Asuka as she HIP ATTACKS Sonya in the corner! Rhea runs in, into a ROUNDHOSUE! Sonya CLUBS Asuka, KICKs her, but Asuka blocks to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX!

Fans fire up and Asuka runs to SLIDING GAMANGIRI! Cover, TWO! Sonya survives but Asuka snarls. Asuka drags Sonya up, ELBOW BREAKER, and chicken wing! Sonya switches, shoves, Liv tags in, Asuka dodges to DROPKICK Sonya down! Asuka runs and HIP ATTACKS Sonya into a CODE BREAKER from Liv! Liv puts Sonya in, covers, Becky breaks it! Asuka BACK HANDS Becky down! Rhea BOOTS Asuka, but Bianca SPINEBUSTERS Rhea! Sonya throws Bianca out, but Liv O’Conner Rolls! ONE, to a roll-up! TWO, but Sonya KNEES Liv down!! Cover, TWO!! Liv survives and Sonya can’t believe it! Sonya runs in again, but Liv lets her hit buckles.

Sonya denies the code breaker and high stacks, with feet on ropes! But the ref sees that! He refuses to count, even as Sonya shouts at him! But she’s not management, she’s just a superstar tonight! Bianca pushes the feet off the ropes and Sonya is furious! Sonya turns around, into ObLIVion!! Cover, Liv’s team wins!

Winners: Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair & Asuka, by pinfall

Sonya tried to cheat but felt a bit of karma here! Will Sonya have to learn to do things by the book for real? Has Becky’s comeback hit a roadblock? And what will the Raw Women’s Championship scene look like moving forward?

My Thoughts:

A pretty good Raw, certainly making up for the subpar SmackDown from Friday. We got a good segment from Bloodline, RKBRO and McIntyre, but honestly, if not for being given the Six Man at Backlash, this felt like we were gonna get a Six Man tonight. Honestly, there was so much between SmackDown and this segment that could’ve been used to set up a Six Man tonight and we still get tag title unification. Whatever, we’ll just have to wait for title unification at Money in the Bank in Vegas or something. We got great stuff from Kevin, Alpha Academy, Elias/Ezekiel and Street Profits. Frantic Kevin is most hilarious Kevin, and that Six Man Tag was great stuff. The Heels winning makes sense, it puts pressure on the Faces, and Ezekiel will make the comeback.

Veer destroys another guy, and it was nice to at least get that guy’s last words as a promo. I’m disappointed Rey didn’t come out to confront Veer, Rey VS Veer should’ve been a Backlash match to avenge Dominik. Good promo from Styles, good rematch out of him and Priest, but I really don’t get why they needed a ringside ban stipulation on the line. Well, I suppose it does give a reason for the rematch. But then maybe Styles shouldn’t have won. It was still good for Finn to make the save, and I still hope we get Finn and Styles as a tag team. I wonder if SmackDown gets a bit of supershow treatment and have Raw stars since it’s the go-home show.

Good MizTV segment with Ali and Theory joining in. Ciampa’s attack last week made it clear Ali wasn’t getting at the US Championship right now anyway, and then Ciampa’s attack after the handicap match just doubled down. As I said last week, Ali VS Ciampa is going to good stuff, I hope they do that next week given this has been two attacks now. Then we’ll wait and see where things go as far as the US Championship. Hell, Ciampa should just go rogue Tweener and want after Theory on his own. We also got good stuff out of the 24/7 Championship Division, and Dana wanting that divorce was quite the shocker. But even better, Nikki is gonna put away the costume, and she will team up with “Doudrop” Piper Niven to give us a great tag team.

Good promo from Omos, MVP and Cedric, and fairly good match segment with Cedric and Lashley. Of course Lashley wins, but I feel like that just guarantees Omos wins, and probably with MVP’s help. Great segment out of the “Seth Freakin’ Rollins Appreciation Night,” with Cody showing up, too. Cody stands tall, and I bet that means Rollins wins to tie things up from WrestleMania. Then maybe the tiebreaker is at MITB, winner moving on to face Roman Reigns for the title(s).

And I really like that Sonya finally faced a situation where she can’t use her management authority to get out of it. That was basically where her story was going, anyway, so good they’ve given us a sample of it. Good promos from Becky and Liv going into tonight’s Six Woman main event, I just wish the match itself had more time devoted to it. Still a solid 15 minute match, and I figured the Faces would win. Sonya tastes more karma, Liv gets some points for the finish, but math stays even for each of the feuds. Liv VS Rhea probably goes Rhea’s way, Becky VS Asuka could probably go either way to set up a series of matches over the summer, and I would think Sonya has to choose between being a WWE official or a superstar if she wants another title match with Bianca.

My Score: 8.3/10

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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/27/24)

The Czar and… HIM!



NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Ilja Dragunov confronts Carmelo Hayes face to face!

Before they once again battle for the NXT Championship, Ilja Dragunov dares Carmelo Hayes to look him in the eyes! Will Melo man up and do it?


  • Kelani Jordan VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame; Kiana wins.
  • The Good Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe; The Good Brothers win.
  • Roxanne Perez VS Jakara Jackson w/ Lash Legend; Roxie wins.
  • DIJAK VS Luca Crusifino; Dijak wins.
  • Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Lexis King; Von wins.
  • Gigi Dolin VS Jaida Parker w/ OTM; Jaida wins.
  • NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS ??? w/ The No Quarter Catch Crew; Charlie Dempsey wins and becomes the new NXT Heritage Cup Champion.


Ilja Dragunov is here!

The NXT Champion heads to the ring and the fans are all fired up, because the Mad Dragon is not going to wait any longer! “Carmelo Hayes! You disgusting rodent of a man! Let’s go!! I’m not in the mood to wait around all night. This is Stand & Deliver season!” The fans fire up for that! Dragunov says what did Melo say last week? That if this isn’t about the NXT Championship, there’s nothing to talk about? What Melo is looking for is right here. So come on out of your little hiding place, and let’s talk about it. Melo makes his entrance and the fans boo, and now security moves in to be a wall between Dragunov and HIM.

Melo has a mic of his own to say, “Ilja, you the NXT Champion, for now. But you ain’t the superstar that make this brand go, I am. And it’s been that way since I stepped on the scene with that ruthless aggression. Y’see this right here, Ilja? This security. They’re Melo’s security. And they’re here to do whatever it is I need them to do. Look at you. You still pissed off that I used you, huh, Ilja? That I made Trick doubt the Great Ilja Dragunov, with your custom suits, so honorable and all your integrity. Ugh, you make me sick.” Fans boo and tell Melo to “Shut The Hell Up!” Melo says he can tell Dragunov is spiteful.

Dragunov says after what Melo did, he is damn right about Dragunov! And that is why Melo isn’t stepping in that ring with him. Not until he sees a contract and Ava makes this official. Because, Ilja, losing that NXT Championship is your biggest fear. And Melo knows Ilja isn’t the type to try and take Melo out before the match. So go ahead, get it all in order, and then they can talk business. Fans boo more but Melo says Dragunov has until the end of the night. Dragunov drops the mic, rushes up, and he CLOBBERS security guard after security guard! Melo falls back, the remaining guards form a circle around him.

Dragunov stays back, he raises the belt, but will Melo still get what he wants?


NXT Media catches up with Ava Raine.

Just before the show began, reporters asked the NXT General Manager about the big show planned tonight. Yes, this is a big lead-up to Stand & Deliver. Then she spots Gigi Dolin and asks what’s up. Gigi says she just wanted to talk about what’s next for herself. Absolute, this is a competitive Women’s Division, they can definitely talk it out. Awesome! They went to Ava’s office, where Jaida Parker was already waiting. How’d she get in here? Jaida says she had a key. Now, no disrespect, but they gotta talk about Jaida’s future. She ran through Rizzo, and- Gigi says great win, yeah. But Gigi’s meeting was first, line starts behind her.

Jaida says she doesn’t wait in any lines, and especially not behind Gigi. Gigi says Jaida should learn who she’s talking to. Hold on, World Star’s never mentioned Gigi. Well, she’ll give them something to talk about then. Ava has them both stop. They’re not gonna World Star in here. What’s next for both of them will be each other. So now they can leave, starting with Jaida. Jaida heads out, will she be making World Star news after getting toxic with Gigi?


Kelani Jordan VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame!

The Gym Princess has been getting the spotlight, and that put her on the Calculator’s hit list! Will Kiana prove she’s still the future of NXT and no one else? Or will Kelani’s potential be off the charts?

The bell rings and Kiana circles with Kelani. They tie up, Kiana powers Kelani to a corner and gets up in her face. The ref counts, Kelani avoids the elbow, and she wags her finger. Kiana runs up, but Kelani wrenches and wristlocks. Kiana rolls, handsprings, and wrenches back to YANK the arm! Kelani spins through then goes up and up to ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! The fans fire up and Kelani storms up, but Kiana rams her low! Kiana whips, Kelani goes up and headscissors to RANA Kiana away! Kiana bails out, Kelani runs up, but Izzi plays roadblock! Kelani goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT them both then! The fans fire up as NXT goes picture in picture!

Kelani tells Izzi that’s what she gets, then she drags Kiana into the ring. Cover, TWO! Kiana sits up, into Kelani’s SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Kelani drags Kiana up, whips her to a corner hard, then storms up. Kelani whips corner to corner, Kiana reverses but Kelani goes up again,. But Kiana blocks the rana to SLAM Kelani down, then literally KICKS her out of the ring! Izzi is there to taunt Kelani, and Kiana goes out after her. Kiana drags Kelani up to SMACK her off the apron! Kiana then CHOPS Kelani, high fives Izzi, then RAMS Kelani into the apron! The ref reprimands, the ring count climbs, but Kiana puts Kelani in.

Kiana talks trash while she stalks Kelani, then brings her up. Kelani throws body shots, only for Kiana to knee her low! Kiana drags Kelani up to TOSS her to a corner. Kiana handsprings, runs in and RAMS into Kelani! Kiana then brings Kelani out to kitchen sink knee! Cover, TWO! Kelani stays in this but Kiana scowls as she looms over her. Kiana taunts Kelani, CHOKES her on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Izzi laughs at Kelani while she crawls away. Kiana drags Kelani up to CLUB her down, then goes to ropes. Kiana whips but Kelani turns knee into roll-up! TWO, and Kelani gets around to backslide! TWO!

Kiana stands, knees Kelani low again, then drags her around. Kiana suplexes, GOURD BUSTERS, and covers, TWO! Kelani toughs it out but Kiana clamps onto her for a seated cobra twist! Kelani endures being stretched and bent! Kelani fights up and throws body shots. NXT returns to single picture but Kiana knees low! Kiana whips, Kelani ducks ‘n’ dodges, DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Izzi is worried for Kiana while both women are down. The fans rally for Kelani as she sputters, but Kiana crawls her way over. Kiana throws a forearm, but Kelani forearms back! Kiana forearms again, but Kelani gives it back!

The fans rally up but Kiana kicks low. Kiana back suplexes, Kelani lands out, and she CLOBBERS Kiana! And again! And then cartwheel BACK ELBOW! Kelani kips up, the fans fire up, and Kelani blocks a kick to step-over WHEEL KICK! Cover, TWO! Kelani is frustrated but she watches Kiana rise. Kelani handsprings but Kiana catches her! Kiana pops Kelani around but Kelani slips free, rebounds, hurdles and handsprings again! Clinch and FLATLINER! The fans fire up as Kelani pushes Kiana to a cover, TWO!! Kiana survives and Kelani growls. Izzi is worried but Kelani drags Kiana up. Kelani hooks Kiana up but Kiana slips free to KNEE low again!

Kiana puts Kelani on the apron, but Kelani RAMS into her! Kelani slingshots up and over, keeps moving, but Kiana SPINEBUSTERS! High stack, TWO!! Kiana loses her cool as Kelani stays in this! Kiana drags Kelani back up, reels her in, but Kelani cradle counters! TWO!! Kiana kicks low, whips, but Kelani holds ropes! Kelani kicks, Kiana blocks and flips Kelani to the apron! Kelani ROUNDHOUSES Kiana back, but Kiana distracts the ref. Kelani slingshots but Izzi YANKS her right down!! The fans boo but Izzi gets Kelani in the ring! Kiana hurries to drag Kelani in, for the DEAL BREAKER! Cover, Kiana wins!

Winner: Kiana James, by pinfall

The Izzi insurance policy strikes again! Will nothing stop these two in their hostile takeover of NXT?


NXT shares footage from after last week’s show.

Roxanne Perez was still seething over someone else swooping in and getting a title shot before her. Last time was Tatum and Lola, this time was Shotzi and Lash Legend! Is the universe just against her? And leave the broken TV where it is, it doesn’t matter! But Jakara says, “Check, please.” This is just how a superstar operates. Lash Legend stays ready so she ain’t gotta get ready. That’s something Roxie needs to understand. Roxie says Lash was just in the right place at the right time. Unlike Jakara right now. Oh, whatever, you lost, just go- Roxie fires off on Jakara! The rest of the locker room rushes in, but this explains tonight’s match. Will Roxie’s wrath wreck Miss Jackson?


The Good Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!

In a shocking return last week, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows ran in, wrecked some top teams in NXT, and then staked their claim to the top spot! Will the Machine Gun and Big LG make NXT Too Sweet? Or will they learn Malik & Edris are far from rookies?

NXT returns as Malik & Edris make their entrance. The teams sort out and Malik starts against Karl. Karl kicks low, bumps Malik off buckles, then fires off haymakers. The ref counts but Karl stomps away until 4. The fans fire up, Karl talks some smack on Malik, then storms back up. Karl whips Malik to ropes, but Malik ducks ‘n’ dodges, cartwheels and DROPKICKS! The fans fire up for “Malik! Da Freak!” as he wrenches and brings Karl over. Tag to Edris, they double whip Karl to ropes, then double drop toehold! Then they DOUBLE DROPKICK! Gallows gets in but he gets DOUBLE DROPKICKS, too!

The ref reprimands and Gallows bails out. Edris runs at Karl but Karl UPPERCUTS him away! Then UPPERCUTS him again! Karl whips, Edris goes up and over and keeps moving, to RANA Karl away! Karl flounders, Edris runs up to CHOP! Tag to Malik, he and Edris double whip Karl again. Double shoulders knock Karl down, then Malik sets up so Edris can run and POMMEL HORSE SPLASH! Edris sets up now and Malik runs, step-up ELBOW DROP! The fans fire up for the combo moves and Malik brings Karl around. Gallows shouts at Malik and that’s a distraction enough for Karl to pull Malik’s ear!

Karl puts Malik in the corner, tags Gallows, and the Good Brothers mug Malik! The ref counts, the Good Brothers let off and Karl eggs Edris on. Gallows digs his boot in, stands on Malik, then lets off. Gallows brings Malik up, suplexes and puts him on the ropes, to then run and BOOT Malik down! The fans are torn as Big LG drags Malik up. Malik throws body shots but Gallows UPPERCUTS! Malik sits back, only for Gallows to rain down elbows! Gallows clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Malik down. The fans rally as Malik endures and fights up. Malik throws body shots, but Gallows HEADBUTTS him down!

Gallows puts Malik in the corner to fire body shots, then he UPPERCUTS! Malik sits right down and the fans fire up. Gallows stomps Malik, tags Karl, and Karl stomps Malik. Karl clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Malik into the mat. Malik endures, the fans rally up, and Malik fights to his feet. Malik throws elbows but Karl CLUBS Malik. Karl reels Malik in for a back suplex, but Malik lands out of it! Malik sunset flips Karl, TWO! Karl stands up but Malik dodges him, hot tag to Edris! Edris dodges Karl to BLAST Gallows! Edris rallies on Karl with big clotheslines, then he runs to SLING-DOG! Gallows runs in, Malik & Edris DUMP him back out!

Edris kicks Karl, reels him in, JACKHAMMER! Malik LEAPS at Gallows, but Gallows catches him! Gallows SHOVES Malik into steel steps! Edris BOOTS Gallows from the apron! Edris then climbs, aims at Karl, 450- NO, Edris has to roll through as Karl moves! Karl comes back to SPINEBUSTER! Tag to Gallows and the Good Brothers get Edris up. MAGIC KILLER!! Cover, Good Brothers win!

Winners: The Good Brothers, by pinfall

But before the celebration can begin, Chase U is here! Andre Chase says if the Good Brothers wanna interrupt a Chase U victory, then they’re gonna learn that karma’s a bitch! Duke Hudson says Gallows & Anderson aren’t the first team to come into NXT thinking they can just do what they want. But this time, Chase U’s backs aren’t turned. And y’know what that calls for, Mr. Chase? Oh, yes. These two deserve an Andre Chase University sized- WAIT! Axiom & Nathan Frazer storm out here! Frazer says here we go again. Mr. Chase, Duke, congrats on being #1 contenders. But when it comes to Gallows & Anderson, Axiom & Frazer have next.

Good Brothers wanna jump people from behind? Well, at least when a team like LWO shows up to NXT, they confront people to their face. Axiom adds that he and Frazer have no problem dealing with Good Brothers. Duke says not if Chase U gets them first. But then speaking of LWO! Cruz & Wilde are up top, they DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK the Good Brothers! And all the teams go after Gallows & Anderson! Gallows & Anderson bail out, and then we see the Wolf Dogs watching from the perch! The NXT Tag Team Champions are very amused at all the teams fighting each other, but will they be ready for when Chase U looks to be a Roadblock next week?


Ava Raine is on the phone.

She confirms to whoever this is, that there will be some big title matches for Roadblock, it will be a great show. Someone walks in, and it’s Oba Femi! Ava excuses herself from the call and asks what’s up. Oba wants to know who is his next “victim.” Ava says she is figuring that out because there are many guys who’d love a shot at the North American Championship. Oba says they might say that now, but when they get in the ring with him, they will regret those words. But then in steps Ilja! Champion stares down champion, and Oba smiles before he leaves. Dragunov says he and Ava need to talk. Is The Czar going to acquiesce to Melo’s demands?


Roxanne Perez VS Jakara Jackson w/ Lash Legend!

We saw how this match came about, now we’re gonna see how it goes! Will The Prodigy use her new edge to cut down one of the Meta Four? Or will her anger get the better of her this close to Stand & Deliver?

NXT returns as Jakara makes her entrance, Lash right by her side. The bell rings and the two rush in! Roxie hits a THESZ PRESS and fast hands! Jakara gets away, goes out, but Roxie runs up! Lash gets Jakara away so Roxie stops herself. Roxie rushes out there but Lash stands in the way. Jakara runs up but Roxie avoids the sucker punch to ROCK Jakara! Roxie pushes Jakara in but Jakara kicks back! Lash talks trash and Jakara puts Roxie in. Jakara runs up to DROPKICK Roxie to a corner! The fans rally, Jakara fires body shots on Roxie, then says she’s Miss Jackson! CHOP! Roxie sputters and crawls, Jakara talks trash, but Roxie elbows her back!

Roxie puts Jakara in a corner and UPPERCUTS! Roxie CHOPS, CHOPS, and then shoves Jakara down. Roxie goes up and up and LIONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Jakara survives but Roxie got her with legs more than anything. Roxie puts Jakara on ropes, whips her, but Jakara reverses. Roxie stops herself to SOBAT! Roxie then reels Jakara in for a facelock! Jakara endures, they go around and around, and Roxie CLUBS Jakara down. Roxie hops on, but Lash reaches out to save Jakara! The fans boo, but then the ref EJECTS Lash! Lash protests but she did it in plain sight! Jakara is devastated, but then Roxie goes after her!

Jakara gest around, pulls hair, EDGE-O-MATIC! Cover, TWO! Roxie goes to ropes, Jakara runs up and trips Roxie! Jakara drags Roxie to the apron to CLUB her, then Jakara shoves her back in. Jakara clamps onto Roxie with chicken wings but the fans rally up. Jakara shifts to a motorcycle stretch and she leans back to really pull on the arms! The ref counts as Jakara pulls hair now! Roxie pops free to cover, TWO! Jakara SMACKS Roxie off the mat, she pie faces her around, then stands her up. Roxie SLAPS Jakara! Jakara SLAPS back! Roxie SLAPS again, now it’s a SLAP fight! Roxie gets Jakara good, then fires off body shots!

The fans fire up with Roxie and she whips. Jakara reverses but Roxie CLOBBERS her! Roxie SMACKS Jakara, then SHOTGUNS her down! Roxie kips up, fires up, and she runs in to UPPERCUT in the corner! Roxie wrenches and clinches, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! And then CROSSFACE!! Jakara taps, Roxie wins!

Winner: Roxanne Perez, by submission

Roxie lets go and has a sinister smile on her face. Jakara said you say ready so you don’t have to get ready, so is this prove Roxie is ready for one more shot at the title?


Thea Hail talks with Jacy Jayne & Jazmyn Nyx.

So Thea talked with Riley. He came crawling back? Men always do. Because the women don’t chase the men, the men chase the women. Right… No. It was the opposite. He was really excited to go on the date with Thea, but then the girl he went out with wasn’t the girl he expected. So he said they’re better off as friends. Wait, what’d he expect? Uh, duh, the happy, energetic, fun-loving Thea. Oh, so the old Thea. Well, sorta. So, the Thea that was a loser? What? No, not this Thea. The old Thea! That Thea was a loser. Well, Fallon- Fallon Henley? She’s a moron! She practically begs people to be her friend!

The Thea that Jacy saw, who desperately needed help in her Chase U shirt and uncontrollable energy? Trust Jacy, Thea is much better off. What about Duke & Chase? They’re losers! They’re all losers! If not for Jacy, Chase U would be gone. True… But then in walks Kiana & Izzi. Kiana compliments Jacy on the calendars. Didn’t they sell out three times already? Thank you! Someone gets it! Jacy tells Kiana that Thea wanted to actually take advice from Fallon. Pfft, Fallon? Really? They all laugh and say Fallon is the last person to listen to on anything. Agreed. So, tell Kiana more about the calendar.

Jacy & Jazmyn leave with Kiana & Izzi, and Thea sighs. A loser? Seriously? Is Thea starting to see Jacy’s true colors aren’t Chase U black and red?


The Wolf Dogs are backstage.

Bron Breakker is talking to Baron Corbin about spicing up the jacket. Bron has an airbrush guy, they can do something about this. Corbin doesn’t care, this isn’t Spring Break 99, he’s not spray-painting his jacket. Okay, okay, fine. Maybe just put some tanner on his pasty face then. The Good Brothers walk by and Corbin asks if they had a rough night. The tag division’s got some depth, huh? Karl says look, it’s Corbin acting like he loves this place. Corbin says they got jokes. NXT reinvigorated Corbin’s career! Reinvigorated! Corbin’s back to kicking asses. Back to kicking asses! And he won these tag titles all by himself! All by him-

Wait. Corbin, c’mon, stop messing around. Corbin tells Bron he’s just messing around, Mr. SmackDown. That was a really good Spear from Bron last Friday, right? Gallows says these are the NXT Tag Team Champions? Then this is gonna be easier than they thought. Karl agrees, and while the Dogs have their jokes, it stoked a flame inside the Good Brothers that’s been gone a long time. See, Good Brothers came here like Corbin did eight months ago. And he doesn’t like that, because he knows it won’t take them that long to become NXT Tag Team Champions. Corbin says last week, they said Corbin was a comedian.

But what’s really funny is the sound Karl’s face made when AJ Styles slapped him across the mouth. Bron adds an “OHHH~!” Karl says then you go ahead and try something. Gallows says not yet. Bron says between the four of them, yeah it’s a good time, he and Corbin make jokes. But when the bell rings, the dogs come out, and they destroy everyone. Good catchphrase. Let’s see if the dogs get past Chase U. And if they do, Good Brothers will be waiting. Is The OC ready to Stand & Deliver?


DIJAK VS Luca Crusifino!

#HardJustice and the Legal Eagle had a… disagreement on how to treat Joe Gacy. Luca believes no one is above the law, but Dijak says he IS the law! Cliche as that may sound, will Dijak prove to Luca that might makes right? Or will Luca bring Dijak to true justice?

NXT returns and Luca makes his entrance. The bell rings and the two tie up. Dijak knees low, then ROCKS Luca! Luca staggers, Dijak talks trash but Luca fires off body shots and haymakers! Luca CLUBS Dijak, swings more, but Dijak pulls hair! Luca avoids the haymaker to clothesline Dijak up and out! Luca runs to WRECK Dijak, and Dijak tumbles up and over the desk!! The fans fire up and Luca gets Dijak in. But he can’t lift Dijak! Dijak throws hands, Luca hits back, the fans fire up. Luca runs up but Dijak ELBOWS him! Dijak goes up, leaps, but into an UPPERCUT! Luca runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL!

The fans fire up with Luca, and he drags Dijak up. Dijak still fights the back suplex, throws more hands and then CLUBS Luca down. Luca clutches his back but Dijak stomps him. Dijak stalks Luca to a corner, then throws elbow after elbow! The ref counts, Dijak CLUBS Luca in the chest. Dijak stands Luca back up, and CHOPS! Luca screams in pain and the fans “WOO~!” Dijak says how’s that? He CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Luca CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! They fire hands, Dijak SUPERKICKS Luca back! The fans are thunderous as Dijak reels Luca, TIME TO- NO, Luca slips free! And he back suplexes! Only for Dijak to land out and LARIAT!

The fans fire up while both men rise. Dijak choke grips, but Luca fights with elbows and a LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Dijak stays up, so Luca runs to LARIAT! Dijak is still up, so Luca runs again! LARIAT! Dijak swings, Luca gets around, BIG back suplex! The fans fire up while both men are down again. Luca roars, runs corner to corner, and clotheslines in the corner! Luca keeps moving, but the CYCLONE BOOT finds him! Dijak roars, drags Luca up and torture racks, FEAST YOUR EYES! Cover, Dijak wins!

Winner: Dijak, by pinfall

Hard Justice might have won out, but Luca put up a hell of a fight! And wait! Here comes Joe Gacy! He is tearing free of the straitjacket! Dijak is furious, he shouts at Gacy, and Luca finds Tony D’Angelo’s crowbar?! Luca CLOBBERS Dijak, and then Gacy goes after Dijak! Gacy CLUBS away, sending Dijak to the back! And as for Luca, well, the D’Angelo Family is watching backstage. The Don confirms with Stacks and Rizzo, he saw what we all saw. Tony tells Stacks to go get Luca. Right now? No, Tony has bigger business to handle. Then Stacks can go get him. Stacks says, “You got it, boss.” Does Tony mean all this in a good way or a bad way?


Backstage interview with Noam Dar & Oro Mensah.

Kelly Kincaid spooks Supernova 11 while he was drinking, and he says don’t do that! He has PTSD from the sneak attack by Von & Stone! She doesn’t even care! Kelly apologizes, and then asks that the Catch Clause means he could be facing anyone from the No Quarter Catch Crew. Who would Dar prefer to face tonight? Dar says Meta Four is ready for anything. Tonight, Jakara took Roxie to her limit, Lash had two matches in one night, and in the second one, with no preparation, she nearly won the NXT Women’s Championship. Kelly, who is doing it like them? NOBODY~! Dar & Oro high-five.

Dar says Catch Clause this, Catch Clause that, it can be Papa Gulak, Uncle Mullet, it can be… Uh, who’s the fourth guy? Oro says just call him “new guy.” It could be the new kid or Charlie the Chocolate Factory. The result remains the same: Meta Four, five trophies, one picture. Check, please! Back to you, Vic & Booker! Dar’s always wanted to do that. But will all the confidence in the world not save Dar from whoever the NQCC is sending his way?


Lyra Valkyria is here!

The Morrigan heads to the ring and the fans cheer. The NXT Women’s Champion gets the mic, and says first thing’s first: We all wish Shotzi a speedy recovery. The fans cheer that, and Lyra wants to make it known that when Shotzi makes it back, Lyra owes her the title shot. And we gotta give Lash her flowers, she showed up, showed out and stepped up. And Lyra still has the battle wounds to prove it. But Lyra promised us she’d still be here the champion, and well, she’s a woman who keeps her promises. And last week, Lyra made Tatum a promise. So trust her, no one is as shocked as Lyra that Tatum held up her end! Time to give her what she’s earned, right?

So then, Tatum, please come out here. The superfan hurries her way out, but from the crowd side! Lyra says of course. But Tatum gets into the ring with Lyra and says it is so good to see her. Lyra, last week was so hard for Tatum. And then Ava Raine came out to issue an open challenge just so someone else can get near her! “My sweet, sweet dove, in danger of losing her title!” Yes, but, Lyra didn’t. And Tatum actually did what she was asked to do. OF COURSE! Because Tatum would do anything for Lyra. And Tatum has proven her devotion for her! Er, uh… She proved she’s a woman of her word. Yes, that she did.

And Lyra did promise Tatum a surprise. So is Tatum ready? Tatum closes her eyes and holds out her hands but Lyra says no, she can keep her eyes open, it’s not like that. Oh, okay. Lyra spoke with Ava, some calls were made, and next week at Roadblock, Lyra & Tatum team together! OMG Tatum knew it! Lyra said it was a one time thing, but Tatum knew that they’d be together forever and ever and- Whoa, whoa, hold on. It is not them teaming as friends. So more than friends? As a team, taking on The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships! The fans fire up and Tatum can barely speak!

Tatum puts it together. Tatum.. And Lyra… against Asuka & Kairi for the tag titles? But wait! Ridge Holland comes out here now? He apologizes and says he is very happy about their opportunity, and he wishes them the best of luck in becoming champions together. But if they’re finished, then please leave because he has something very important to get off his chest. The fans boo Ridge stepping on Tatum’s moment, but Lyra & Tatum do exit. Ridge says he is a man of action more than he is of words. But it seems his actions as of late have gotten him in this predicament. When he retaliates, it is always Ridge who takes it “too far.”

But whether he likes it or not, whether he understands the bias, he is still here to apologize for all his actions. Fans boo, but Ridge says he was defending himself against Gallus. He was defending his family! There was no true malice behind it. But wait, the lights go out! And then the tron lights up! A voice says, “Truth will ultimately prevail. But there is pain in bringing it to light.” The lights go out again, and then someone is behind Ridge! They SMASH him with a chair! The fans chant “TEN! TEN! TEN!” because yes, it is TYE DILLINGER!! Or rather, Shawn Spears! The Chair Man is in NXT! The fans lose their minds, they didn’t think it was him! Is he going to take NXT to a perfect ten?


Brooks Jensen confronts Oba Femi!

Jensen says if Oba’s still looking for a challenger, then he’s that guy. Oba chuckles and asks if Jensen is sure. Because Jensen seems to be confused. Jensen says Briggs told him to grow some balls, so he put up that fight and busted Briggs up. Now if Oba takes the challenge, Jensen will bust him up! Oba stares Jensen down. Standing up after a fight is one thing, but after Oba is done, Jensen won’t even be able to walk away. Oba heads out, will he be right about his next “victim” soon regretting their decision?


Backstage interview with Carmelo Hayes.

At least, Kelly is hoping to, but security stands in front of the door. But word is, Ava is drafting a contract for a signing later tonight. Security lets Kelly through now, and Kelly asks Melo about earlier tonight. Melo has her stop, and says it is pretty simple. He wants Ilja out there, and Ava with a contract, signed, sealed and delivered. Then all Melo has to do is put his name to paper. But tell Ilja for him, no contract means no Melo. Kelly thanks him for his time, will Ava come through for both sides of the fight?


Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Lexis King!

Though they failed against The Meta Four, Von & Stone are still proud of the fight they put up. However, effort doesn’t matter to The Drama King, only the results. Will Lexis make big bad Von bow down to him? Or will King be thrown off his throne and right through a table?

NXT returns and Von makes his entrance, Suit Man Stone by his side. The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, the two tie up, and Von shoves King right down! King gets up but gets thrown again, and again! Von swings, King dodges and CHOPS! Von just frowns, then he CHOPS King down! Von headlocks, King powers up and out, but Von hurdles then runs King over! Von whips King and back drops him! King writhes and the fans fire up! Von drags King up, says we’re going up, and he suplexes King! Stone starts a count for how long King is in the air, and Von goes past TEN to SLAM King at 13!

The fans fire up and Von waits on King. King is in a corner, Von runs up but King dodges! Knee hits buckle, then King dropkicks the knee! Von hobbles back up, but King KICKS his leg! And KICKS it again! King mocks Von but Von ROCKS King! King staggers, Von runs up but the boot gets stuck on ropes! King KICKS the leg, CHOPS and kicks Von more, then has the leg for a SHIN BREAKER! Then a DRAGON SCREW! King keeps on Von’s leg by puling it to the apron! King SLAMS the leg on the apron, then SLAMS it into the post! The fans boo, Stone is frustrated for Von but King pushes Von to a cover, ONE!!

King mocks Von, pushes him around, then kicks him. Von throws body shots but King CLUBS Von! King has the leg, and he SMASHES the knee into the mat! And he SMASHES the knee again! Von writhes, King grabs the leg, but Von kicks at King with the good leg! King still holds on, but Von BOOTS him! Von choke grips King, stands and shoves him, then DECKS King! And DECKS him again! Von whips but King KNEES back! Von roars, King runs, but Von BOOTS him down! The fans fire up with Von, and Von runs up to clothesline King up and out! The fans fire up as Stone mocks King. Von storms out but King throws hands.

King and Von brawl, but King sends Von into Stone! The fans boo but Von ROCKS King! Von checks Stone but Stone says focus on King. Von hurries back in, hauls him up but King CHOP BLOCKS the leg! King lines up the shot, and he BLINDSIDE KNEES Von! King then crosses the arms but Stone distracts King! King rushes up on Stone, and Von rolls King up! VON WINS!

Winner: Von Wagner, by pinfall

King is shocked but he just got a taste of his own medicine! So King goes after Von for it! King stomps the leg, rains down fists, but stone gets in! Stone drags King away by his hair but King SLAPS Stone! King crosses the arms, CORONATION! Fans boo but refs rush out to get King to back off. King may not have won, but he made Stone pay for it. Will nothing stop The Drama King from doing what he wants?


Tatum and Lyra regroup backstage.

They finish watching the Kabuki Warriors highlight package like the rest of us, and Asuka was undefeated for a really long time. But imagine, Lyra & Tatum take the Women’s Tag Team Championships back to NXT. And that would also mean Lyra is a double champion! Tatum will always look out for Lyra. She’s a really good partner. Who told her that? Jaida walks in and says she was gonna feel bad for Gigi, given she’s about to whoop dat ass. But uh, y’all two? You’ll be embarrassed by Asuka & Kairi! Lyra keeps Tatum back, and Arianna Grace stands up. Ladies, we’re all supposed to be supportive role models who settle arguments with words.

Not everything has to end in a fight! What problem does Lyra have with the Kabuki Warriors? There is no problem. Then why challenge them to a fight? Because they wanna be tag champions, duh! They are all champions in their hearts and in their minds. Jaida says she’d rather have a title around her waist than some dumb tiara on her head. Arianna is upset, and Lyra says this is pro-wrestling. Fighting is the norm. Arianna says it is only normal until they change it. What is the pageant queen inspired to do now?


Dijak argues with Ava.

Gacy should be in a padded cell! He’s a maniac! Ava says Dijak’s the one who threw the guy in a dumpster! Gacy says Dijak may be done with him, but he’s not done with Dijak! Wait, Gacy’s the one behind the camera?! Gacy attacks, security rushes in to stop these two and Ava says they cannot keep doing this! What will it take for Dijak and Gacy to put this to rest?


Gigi Dolin VS Jaida Parker w/ OTM!

Speaking of titles, of course both ladies want their shot at the top title. To get up the ranks, they’ll have to go through each other. Will Jaida from the block do as she promised and whoop dat ass? Or will Gigi make Jaida respect the former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion?

NXT returns as Jaida makes her entrance, Nima, Price & Scrypts following behind. The bell rings and the fans rally. The two tie up, Jaida waistlocks and SLAMS Gigi down. Jaida talks trash on Gigi but Gigi runs up, Jaida gets around to waistlock, but Gigi switches. Gigi headlocks, spins, and drop toeholds! Gigi floats to a facelock and she grinds Jaida down. Jaida fights up, wrenches out and WRINGS, but Gigi rolls through! Gigi rolls Jaida up, TWO! Jaida knees low, talks trash, and she has Gigi on the ropes. The ref counts, Jaida lets off, and fans duel. Jaida SLAPS Gigi, eggs her on, then whips. Gigi ducks ‘n’ dodges to then hook and arm-drag!

Jaida tumbles to ropes, Gigi runs up and HIP ATTACKS! Gigi keeps moving and she DROPKICKS! Jaida sputters but Gigi covers, TWO! Gugi stalks Jaida to a corner, but Jaida kicks a leg out. Jaida bumps Gigi off buckles, throws hands, then stomps away. Jaida lets off, eggs Gigi on, but Gigi fires off forearms! Jaida ROCKS and CHOPS Gigi, hen knees low. Jaida scoops Gigi to put her in ropes, then CHOPS! Jaida runs, goes up and up and HIP DROPS! Cover, TWO! Jaida scowls, and she drags Gigi up. Jaida suplexes but Gigi cradle counters! TWO, and Jaida runs up to knee low! Jaida runs, and hits a BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!

Gigi survives and Jaida grows frustrated. Jaida clamps on with a seated cobra twist but the fans rally as Gigi endures. Gigi fights up, throws body shots, but Jaida knees low. Jaida whips, runs in, but into a BOOT! Fans rally, Gigi goes to another corner and Jaida runs in, Gigi BOOTS Jaida, runs up, gets around and ROCKS Jaida with forearm after forearm! The fans fire up but is that Arianna Grace making her way out here? She’s pleading with Gigi and Jaida to stop fighting? Gigi dodges Jaida to SHOTGUN her down! Gigi then lines up the shot to LARIAT! And wrench, and ROUNDHOUSE! Gigi reels Jaida in but they both see Arianna.

Jaida avoids Gigi’s ripcord lariat to ROCK and CHOP Gigi! Gigi ROCKS Jaida, CHOPS her and fires off fast hands! Arianna keeps begging, Gigi blocks Jaida’s shot to kick a leg out! Kawada Kicks! Arianna gest on the apron, the ref says to get down, but Arianna stops Gigi from hitting Jaida with a haymaker! Gigi HEADBUTTS Arianna! But Jaida CLOBBERS Gigi! Jaida runs to SLIDING FOREARM!! Cover, Jaida wins!

Winner: Jaida Parker, by pinfall

Arianna didn’t want anyone fighting, and now she costs Gigi the fight! Jaida still gets the win, will she be the one primed for a title shot? Arianna says that NXT needs to come together, but does she even understand what this sport is about? Or will Gigi have to slap some sense into her?


Waves are rolling in.

And in the sand is written, “See you soon.” Does this mean the Soul Surfer is on her way back to NXT?


BREAKING NEWS for Roadblock!

Ava Raine wants the madness to end, so she is putting Dijak and Gacy in an ASYLUM MATCH!! The weaponized cage is making its return, will either man be walking away from this one?


NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS ??? w/ The No Quarter Catch Crew!

The Scottish Supernova has held onto this trophy through every trick in the book and then some, but he might’ve just run into a trick even he can’t get around! The Catch Clause is gonna keep everyone guessing until the moment of truth, will this be the moment Dar finally loses the Cup?

One thing Dar has to worry about is that Meta Four isn’t at full power. He only has Main Man Mensah in his corner after Roxie beat down Jakara. The introductions are made, and that reveals it’s DEMPSEY stepping up! The fans cheer, will Dar be ready for the Son of the Gentleman Villain?

The bell rings and round one begins. Dar and Dempsey circle, feel things out, and they tie up. Dempsey waistlocks, Dar wrenches to wristlock, but Dempsey rolls, wrenches, and wristlocks. Dar spins, slips through, wristlocks, and he wrangles Dempsey to the mat. Dar has a top wristlock but Dempsey fights up to his feet. Dempsey powers Dar to ropes, the ref counts, and Dempsey lets off fast. Dar and Dempsey dare each other to do something, and the two reset. They feel things out, Dar kicks, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to KICK again! Dar clinches but Dempsey turns that around to cravat! Dar throws knees to get free, but Dempsey gets around to whip him to a corner.

Dar goes up, under, and RAMS into Dempsey! But Dempsey cravats again! Dar snapmares free, but Dempsey ducks a kick! Dar spins around the wiastlock but Dempsey whips. Dar holds rpoes, table tops Dempsey, then steps over to roll Dempsey up! ONE!! Dempsey is up, he blocks a kick but Dar rolls free! Dar goes to rpoes, Dempsey is on him to whip but Dar reverses! But Dempsey catches Dar, spin and backslide, with bridge! DEMPSEY SCORES!!

Dar: 0; Dempsey: 1

With a minute and 13 to spare, Dempsey takes the crucial first point! The ref backs Dempsey off Dar, and Damon Kemp uses that to blindside Dar! Oro rushes in, seems NQCC is giving Meta Four more than just a taste of their own medicine! Oro drags Dar back towards their corner while Dempsey cools off. Oro says he saw the funny business, but is there anything he can do about it? Round two begins, Dempsey runs up to UPPERCUT! And GUT WRENCH PLEX! Then cover, TWO! Dar stays in this but Dempsey stays on him with a KNEE to the back! Dempsey clamps onto a top wristlock while NXT goes picture in picture.

Dar endures as Dempsey pulls on the arm. Dar moves around, gets to his feet, but Dempsey arm-drags him back down! Dempsey bends the fingers, but Dar scrapes Dempsey with a boot. Dempsey still holds onto the arm, drags Dar around, DOUBLE WRISTLOCK SUPLEX! Dar is back down but he kicks around, and even kicks Dempsey from below. Dempsey shifts to chicken wing the arm, an d he wants the crossface! Dar fights that off, but Dempsey pulls on the chicken wing. Dempsey whips, Dar reverses, and then runs in, but Dempsey ELBOWS him away! Dempsey goes up but Dar sweeps the legs!

Dempsey flounders, NQCC shouts at Dar but Dar goes after Dempsey with a KICK! And a KICK! And a feint to sweep the legs! Dar runs to SLIDING GAMANGIRI! Dar says pinkies out, and he then drags Dempsey back up. Dar goes up a corner, reels Dempsey in and ELBOWS him in the head! Dempsey staggers away, Dar pursues and goes up the corner again. Dar ELBOWS Dempsey over and over, the ref counts, but Dar ELBOWS Dempsey down! We’re under 45 seconds left in the round but Dar doesn’t seem to be in a rush. Dar clamps onto Dempsey, throws him down, then STOMPS an arm! Dar drags Dempsey back up, reels him in, but Dempsey fights the suplex.

NXT returns to single picture, Dar CLUBS away on Dempsey but now we’re in the last ten seconds! Dempsey suplexes Dar first! The two stand, they DOUBLE FOREARM, then time is up! They still wanna brawl!

Dar: 0; Dempsey: 1

Dempsey DECKS Dar, the ref reprimands, but Dar is dangerously close to where NQCC is standing. Dar gets away before any more cheap shots come in, and Dar refreshes. Dempsey is also good to go, and round three begins! the two rush in to fire off more forearms! The fans rally up as the brawl continues, and Dar UPPERCUTS! Dempsey UPPERCUTS! Dar UPPERCUTS, Dempsey UPPERCUTS, repeat! Dar swings again, but Dempsey catches him to a backslide! Dar rolls through, gets around, REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Dempsey powers out to roll back, ARMBAR!! Dar clasps hands but Dempsey breaks the grip!

Dar flails, uses his leg to get Dempsey’s leg in a grapevine, and he gets Dempsey on his stomach! Dar CLUBS away on Dempsey, then shifts into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Dempsey stays on his feet, smothers Dar, but Dar shifts to grapevine again! Dempsey fights off the kneebar to have an ANKLE LOCK! Dar endures and the fans are thunderous! Dar rolls to throw Dempsey away, then hobbles up. Dar avoids the lariat to roll Dempsey, schoolboy bridge! TWO and both men go to ropes. The fans rally, Dar storms up but Dempsey RAMS into him! Dempsey UPPERCUTS, reels Dar in to BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Bridge then roll through, BUTTERFLY STRETCH!

Dar endures, Dempsey shifts to FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Dar endures, Dempsey shifts around, and he throws down elbows! We hit the final minute mark, but Dar rolls Dempsey to a cover! ONE and Dar is free! Dar bobs ‘n’ weaves to HAYMAKER! Pop-up into ARMBAR! Dempsey fights around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Dar lets go and we’re at 30 seconds left. Dar storms up again to fire body shots. Dar ROCKS Dempsey, reels him in, but Dempsey wrenches out! Dar drops to grapevine! Final ten seconds, Dempsey hauls Dar up! GERMAN SUPLEX!! Dar staggers up, BACK ELBOW! But both men are down and that’s the round!

Dar: 0; Dempsey: 1

Dempsey may have been saved by the bell, if a knockout had occurred, he would’ve lost! Gulak gets Dempsey to the NQCC corner, still good to go for round four. Dar is waiting, the bell rings, and Dar runs up, FLYING ELBOW! EXPLODER! Dempsey staggers up into a BACK ELBOW! Dar ROUNDHOUSES, runs corner to corner, NOVA ROLLA!! Cover, Dar scores!!

Dar: 1; Dempsey: 1

The fourth round was the shortest, and we’re all tied up! Kemp helps Dempsey to the corner, and here comes the fifth! Dar runs up, Dempsey dodges! Dar still ROCKS Dempsey first, goes up and leaps, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Dempsey survives and the fans rally up. Dar drags Dempsey up to throw knees. Dempsey drops to his knees, but Myles distracts the ref! Oro YANKS Myles down, but Myles POSTS Oro! Dar ELBOWS Dempsey down, puts pinkies out, he wants to finish this! But now Kemp distracts! Dar DECKS Kemp, the ref reprimands, but Gulak helps Dempsey get up. Dar runs in, Gulak takes the DROPKICK!

Dempsey full nelsons Dar! DRAGON SUPLEX! Bridging cover, DEMPSEY WINS!!!

Winner: Charlie Dempsey, by pinfall (NEW NXT Heritage Cup Champion)

Just a minute into the fifth, with a lot of assists from his crew, Dempsey takes the Cup from Dar!! Was all this just karma for Dar’s past? Or did the Meta Four just get beat at their own game?


NXT Media catches up with Shawn Spears.

They ask him why he struck Ridge down with a chair to the back, and The Chair Man says, “I like Ridge Holland. But he’s been lying to himself for far too long. That jolt of pain that’s currently coursing through his body is only the truth. That’s why I struck Ridge. The truth can bring you to your knees. And that’s why Shawn Spears is now in NXT. See you next week at Roadblock.” Then Roxie storms out, and doesn’t even wanna talk to anyone. The Chair Man promises to bring out the truth through pain, will Ridge have some “truth” planned for Spears in return? And will Roxie ever be in a good mood in NXT again?


Ilja Dragunov is back in the ring!

The NXT Champion is ready, as is Ava Raine, a table, and a contract. Carmelo once again makes his entrance, with his private security, and fans boo. Melo waits for his security to step up to the apron before he joins Dragunov and Ava in the ring. Each man has their seat at opposite ends, and Melo says this is more like it. They’ve got the contract, the boss, and now they’re speaking the same language. But hey, don’t get too intimidated by the security guards. Melo had to bring them out here for his protection. But he thanks Ava for coming, let’s get this show on the road. Melo has been without his NXT Championship for far too long. Next week at Roadblock, it will be a sweet reunion.

Dragunov tells Melo that they’ve been around each other close to eight months now, and Dragunov used to be shocked by Melo’s blatant transparency. But now he realized, it’s just who Melo is! Melo’s willingness to discard anyone or anything juts for the NXT Championship. Melo says absolutely. And it’s crazy hearing this coming from Dragunov, the same man who said he’d take Melo’s soul. Hey, man, the only difference between them is Melo is just colder about how he does things. It’s true! And Melo is going to- be interrupted by The Don? The fans cheer as Tony D’Angelo leads Stacks & Rizzo on stage, then has them stay back.

Tony goes down the ramp and joins everyone else in the ring. Tony says, “Excuse me, gentlemen and lady, but if you’re talking about big business, I gotta be included in the conversation. So let’s talk about it.” Melo says no, this has nothing to do with Tony, okay? If Tony says one more word, Melo’s security will take him outta here, don’t try him. Tony tells Melo to listen. “You don’t have to be HIM or the NXT Champion to make things move around here. There’s only one Don.” Tony snaps his fingers and security drops away! Melo is shocked, and Ava lets Tony have her seat. Melo seethes and Dragunov is amused.

Tony says, “So where was I? Oh that’s right. I can’t be the only one that sees the NXT title picture has been dominated by this Melo-Ilja-Trick saga for the past eight months. But in my opinion, there’s only one man that can flip this on its head, and it’s The Don of NXT. Now I got respect, I even like Trick.” Melo says don’t do all this, Tony. Tony tells Melo to NOT speak while he is talkin. The fans fire up for that one! Ava tells Melo to let Tony finish. Tony says Melo has had a full year to talk about the NXT Championship, and tony has heard it all. Melo is this, Melo is that, whatever, who cares?

Now, Tony isn’t done. Mr. Dragunov dresses like a champion, is intense, maybe a little too dramatic for Tony. But he’ll talk to Dragunov harshly because he can handle it. This might make some people a little uncomfortable, so Melo should put his earmuffs on. Tony will show the world and talk to Dragunov face to face and say that Tony is the man who wants to take the title from Dragunov, NOT Melo. Tony has earned everything he ever got, and anyone who ever crossed him earned everything they deserved. Melo mockingly applauds that. Tony wants them both to listen. Melo is here demanding a title match, but Tony is here telling us that he will EARN the match for Stand & Deliver.

The fans cheer that and Dragunov tells Mr. D’Angelo, he piques Dragunov’s interest. This is a man willing to work for his position, that Dragunov can respect. Tony says Ava agrees if Dragunov agrees. Next week, Roadblock, Melo VS Tony and the winner gets an NXT Championship match at Stand & Deliver. The fans like that, and Ava says they did have a conversation, and she did have a contract drafted for this scenario, should Dragunov agree to it. However, if Dragunov still wants the match with Melo, they just need Melo to sign his part. Dragunov says that actually, he wants nothing more in life than to see Melo earn something for the first time in his life!

The fans cheer as Dragunov says Tony, you’ve got a deal! But please, Whoop Dat Melo! The fans cheer as Tony and Dragunov shake hands. Melo can’t believe Ava is standing by this! This coward of a champion! Fans boo but Melo says fine. Tony can’t beat Melo anyway! This is the NXT Championship! If they need someone to take out the trash or book keep for a washed up school, Tony’s the guy for that. But when it comes to that title, Melo is The Don! Tony stands up to get in Melo’s face, Melo shoves Tony and Tony knocks Dragunov over! And then Melo sucker punches Tony! BACK SUPLEX through the table!!

Fans boo as Melo demands the contract. Ava hands it over, Melo laughs and signs his part. Melo puts the contract down on Tony then picks up Dragunov’s title to drop it on him. Will nothing stop HIM from getting back to the top? Or will he fail to get through the Roadblock?

My Thoughts:

An awesome NXT here with it being half go-home to Roadblock next week and half building towards Stand & Deliver on WrestleMania Saturday. Great stuff from the NXT Championship story, with the promos bookending the night as Melo wants a title shot. But I did like the plot twist that Tony D’Angelo jumps into the story. Melo VS Tony in a #1 contender’s match will be great stuff, but with Melo standing tall after the brawl, I bet Tony wins because Trick Williams makes a return to screw Melo over. Then we can get Melo VS Trick in a non-title grudge match while Tony takes on Dragunov.

Great stuff going on in the tag division with Good Brothers getting a good win but then having several teams coming after them. But of course they’re after Bron & Corbin. I feel like Bron & Corbin are gonna make it through Chase U, but then they might lose to Good Brothers at Stand & Deliver, bringing the Wolf Dogs to an end so Bron can go full-time SmackDown. And then if Good Brothers have the belts, they can take on Chase U, LWO, Frazer & Axiom and other teams for the Spring.

Dijak VS Luca was awesome stuff, especially with Luca really bringing it to Dijak. Gacy showing up was good stuff, too, and the Asylum Match is going to be wild stuff. Good promo from Oba wanting a challenger, good on Jensen for stepping up, but you can bet Jensen gets thrown around and loses. I wonder if seeing Jensen get beat up by Oba makes Briggs step up and that’s the North American Championship match for Stand & Deliver. Stone helping Von win over King was good, but King standing tall makes me think we get an even bigger match for King VS Von in a rematch. Maybe a tables match because that’s Von’s thing?

Great stuff in the NXT Women’s Division that went back and forth between the different stories. Really good match from Kelani VS Kiana with Kiana winning thanks to Izzi, and good match from Roxie and Jakara with Roxie getting the win with the submission. Jacy, Jazmyn, Kiana & Izzi could end up making an all women’s faction since Jacy & Jazmyn are all leaning Heel, and then Thea and Fallon are the Faces coming out of this story. And Jaida beating Gigi was to feed this new thing with Arianna wanting world peace in pro-wrestling, fitting of Arianna being so hilariously annoying. And great teaser from Sol Ruca, hopefully her return gets her back on track.

Then Lyra and Tatum getting a tag title shot is a fun little thing, but I would think Asuka & Kairi retain. This has to still steer things towards Lyra VS Tatum, the break-up is coming, I can feel it. And speaking of returns to NXT, holy crap Shawn Spears is back! That was probably the top moment of the night, especially for that live audience. I did not think those cryptic messages were from him, and Ridge being his first target is an interesting one. Granted, Ridge interrupting Lyra & Tatum was interesting, too. Is this to play to Shawn Spears’ point that Ridge isn’t really a good guy at all? I mean, the fans are gonna cheer Spears over Ridge so might as well go with it.

And great Heritage Cup match out of Dar VS Dempsey. I did not think they were going to have this match happen so soon, like NQCC was gonna test the waters with Myles, but then very clever stuff having NQCC out Heel the Heels in Meta Four. Though maybe NXT wants to pivot Meta Four to Faces and NQCC is the team to do it, but I honestly really like that Dempsey won all the same. Dempsey was probably gonna be Heritage Cup Champion before this had NXT UK continued, and he is certainly worthy of the Cup, can’t wait to see how this story goes moving towards Stand & Deliver.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Andrew’s TNA Xplosion Results & Match Ratings: 2.22.2024

We get Dirty Dango and Mike Bailey in action, as well as the Around the Ring interview with Speedball Mike Bailey!



Let’s remember this took place right before the No Surrender pre-show, so there’s still No Surrender hype in the announcer points.

Therefore, we already know most of how the Top 5 turns out and if the allusions for momentum pay off…but Xplosion has established itself as more than just a wrestling show. We get to see a few of the undercard players get some ring time, we get wholesome interviews with Gia in full Southern Fried charming glory, and we always get some nice nostalgia moment with the throwback match. Its a quick and dirty 45 minutes, so its hard to be mad.

Speaking of dirty, he’s in the main event!



  • Mike Bailey vs Jai Vidal: Speedball wins via Ultima Weapon – ** 3/4
  • Laredo Kid vs Dirt Dango w/Oleg Prudius & Alpha Bravo: Dango wins via Down & Dirty – ** 1/2



Mike Bailey vs Jai Vidal

Vidal tries a cheap shot, Bailey blocks, puts his hands behind his back and says “try again”, he ducks the slap. Gives Vidal one more chance and just front kicks him when he winds up. Vidal is on the receiving end of early strikes and the Bailey Kick Flurry. Running Boot sends Vidal crashing to the floor, Triangle Moonsault connects and its all Speedball so far. Bailey throws Vidal back in, but Jai slips out and Bailey loses track of him when he goes under the ring. So Jai gets behind him, picks the leg and throws Bailey into the stairs.

Back in the ring, Jai is hitting a few Open Hand Smacks and a Tornado DDT. Jai goes for the SLAYmore Kick, but Bailey catches it and starts lighting up Jai with kicks into the Running Shooting Star Press. Vidal ducks a few Buzzsaw Kicks but Bailey holds one to catch him when he thinks he’s safe. Tornado Kick to the corner misses, Jai uses the ropes to keep distance, trips Bailey and then lands the Double Stomp into the SLAYmore Kick…but Bailey kicks out!

Jai lands a few Slaps that just piss off Speedball, he stands up, they trade shots, Jai misses the Yakuza kick, Tornado Kick lands into Ultima Weapon for the Bailey’s win!

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Around the Ring with Gia Miller has Mike Bailey on it today. They start off with Bailey revealing he went to Cooking School and both he and Gia enjoying cooking. Ahh I relate to Bailey on the can’t bake aspect because its too specific and basically science. Bailey’s thing he created that he hasn’t been able to remake is a Pulled Pork Brie Grilled Cheese. I’m only mentioning that since it sounds delicious. 

TNA+ Flashback Moment: Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray, No Surrender 2012

This is right towards the end of the TNA height, still solid matches and memories, but its kind of like watching events from WCW 1999. 

Laredo Kid vs Dirt Dango w/Oleg Prudius & Alpha Bravo

Ahh he mixed it up saying he hates Lucha Libre this time. 

Dango keeps up with Laredo a little until a Headscissors sends Dango flying, Bravo and Prudius try to block Dango which causes Laredo to pivot. Wrecking Ball Dropkick for Bravo into a big Moonsault into bodies and Laredo is rolling.

They get back in the ring, Forearm Smash into a Michinoku Driver and Uno Mas Moonsaults, but Bravo distracts him on two and a Release Side Suplex gives Dango the edge. Dango just fires Laredo into the corners a few times and goes for a quick cover, but barely gets a 2. Chin Lock into a Sleeper gives Dango the heelish “rest hold” advantage. Laredo tries to fire but Dango stops it with a Knee. Near fall again and Dango goes into a Crossface to keep the Luchador grounded.

Laredo slips a Fireman’s Carry, Dango tries to chase, misses, and Laredo throws some offense together. Missile Dropkick into a Flying Neckbreaker for 2. Laredo goes for a Brainbuster, Dango slips it, hits the ropes and simultaneous Lariats to lay both out. Laredo is the first one up, Forearms into a big slap, goes for a Rope Run, but Dango turns him INSIDE OUT with a Western Lariat. Dango heads to the top for Down & Dirty, Laredo kips up, tries to counter the attempt but Bravo distracts the referee and Oleg trips up Laredo. Down & Dirty hits, Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap for the win!

Overall Score: 5.5/10

This gave Bailey a little momentum going into No Surrender, gave Jai his best showing to date, and reminded everyone that Dango is lurking in that upper middle card area thanks to his enforcers. Dango is an enjoyable gimmick, and I think they’ve done really well at using him often enough to care, but not shoving the “punk rock, don’t care” attitude in our face too much. Like most of us TNA fans remember Shannon Moore’s Book of DILIGAF, right? Punk attitude is fun, but applied correctly…and this is pretty well executed.

Also once again, Around the Ring interviews are charming, and I think do a really good job at ingratiating the talent beyond what the storyline or workrate dictates. Gia is a great interviewer.

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