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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (7/5/22)

Time to Bash it up!

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NXT GAB 2022

The fireworks keep going, even on the Fifth of July!

The Great American Bash is back again, and NXT puts up plenty of gold! But will Bron Breakker survive against a focused Cameron Grimes?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Toxic Attraction VS Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez; Jade & Perez win and become new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • Wes Lee VS Trick Williams; Trick wins.
  • Wendy Choo VS Tiffany Stratton; Stratton wins.
  • NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Grayson Waller; Carmelo wins and retains the title.
  • NXT Tag Team Championships: The Creed Brothers VS Roderick Strong & Damon Kemp; The Creed Brothers win and retain the titles.
  • NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Cameron Grimes; Breakker wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s time to party!

Everyone in the NXT house is having a great time eating up and talking about tonight’s action, and then things really heat up with Sanga hits a CANNONBALL into the pool! Duke Hudson gets upset but Sanga tells him to cool off. They get into a serious splash fight. Time to light it up for the Great American Bash!

 

NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Toxic Attraction VS Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez!

Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne have held onto the gold by any means necessary, and they aren’t going to stop any time soon. But the best friends are ready to set off the fireworks early! Will Toxic Attraction finally fall? Or will they and the Toxic Goddess still stand tall atop NXT?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if the feel good story continues to a happy ending!

Jacy starts against Cora and fans rally up. They tie up, go around, and Cora pushes Jacy towards ropes. Jacy turns things around to arm-drag but the elbow ‘n’ collar tie-up stays on. Cora throws Jacy now, but Jacy gets up to put Cora on ropes. The ref counts the ropebreak, Jacy talks smack but Cora rolls her up! TWO, and Cora swings. But Jacy spins her, only for Cora to deny the neckbreaker! Cora runs in at the ropes but Jacy avoids the shining wizard. Cora avoids the boot but Jacy blocks Cora’s kick. Jacy waistlocks. Cora slips out and KANGAROO KICKS to an UPPERCUT! Snapmare roll and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!

Jacy scrambles away and tags in Gigi. Gigi fires off on Cora, then talks trash on Roxie. Gigi dodges Cora but Cora uppercuts back! Tag to Roxie and she wrenches Gigi to fire off forearms! Roxie tags Cora back in, but Jacy distracts the ref! The ref doesn’t see the tag so it doesn’t count. Gigi whips Roxie into Jacy’s sucker punch! Fans boo while Gigi CHOKES Roxie! Mandy Rose taunts Roxie while NXT goes picture in picture.

Gigi lets off Roxie to stomp her down. Gigi drags Roxie up to bump her off buckles. Tag to Jacy, they mug Roxie, the ref counts and Jacy stalks Roxie to another corner. Jacy bumps Roxie off buckles, CHOPS her, then taunts Roxie. Jacy back body blocks then snapmares Roxie to a cover, TWO! Jacy drags Roxie from Cora to put on a camel clutch then hip drop! Jacy drags Roxie back up, whips her into the Toxic corner, then tags in Gigi. They dig their boots in, and Gigi pulls Roxie’s hair to bend her against buckles! The ref counts, Gigi lets off, and she drags Roxie up to dribble her off the mat! Gigi fires up but Roxie throws body shots!

Gigi CLUBS Roxie down, drags her over to bump her off buckles. Gigi sits Roxie down, tags in Jacy, and Jacy gives Gigi a boost for a TOXIC BRONCO BUSTER! Jacy then CANNONBALLS, and she covers, TWO! Roxie reaches out but Jacy keeps her from Cora again. Jacy stomps Roxie, blows kisses to Cora, then stomps Roxie more. Jacy rains down fists, runs and SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Jacy grows frustrated but she drags Roxie up to whip her hard into the corner. Tag to Gigi, she throws body shots and a headbutt! Roxie flops down but Gigi drags her to a cover, TWO! Gigi is just as frustrated now but she drags Roxie back up.

Roxie throws body shots but Gigi CLUBS her down. Gigi stands Roxie up but Roxie SLAPS her! And fires off forearms! Gigi HEADBUTTS Roxie, but Roxie comes back with forearms! NXT returns to single picture as Gigi whips Roxie to a corner. Gigi runs in but Roxie slips out! Roll-up, TWO! Roxie gets up but Gigi CLOBBERS her! Gigi drags Roxie up for Kowata Kicks and then she slams Roxie down! Mandy taunts Roxie again and Gigi twists Roxie’s nose! Gigi makes Roxie eat ropes! Then she KICKS the ropes to jam Roxie’s teeth! Cover, TWO! Roxie is toughing it out but Gigi drags her up to bump her off buckles.

Tag to Jacy, Jacy CHOPS Roxie again, and she snapmares Roxie into a motorcycle stretch! Fans rally and duel, Roxie endures, and Roxie gets up to flip and KANGAROO KICK! Jacy staggers, Roxie and Jacy DOUBLE FOREARM! They both wobble, and DOUBLE BOOTS take both women down! Fans fire up and Jacy clutches her leg. Jacy and Roxie crawl, hot tags to Gigi and Cora! Cora fires off on Gigi, whips her but Gigi reverses. Cora RANAS and fires up!  Gigi blocks a kick but not the ENZIGURI! SHINING WIZARD in the corner and Cora covers, TWO! Cora keeps focus and she drags Gigi up to underhooks. Gigi wrenches out to ROCK Cora!

Tag to Jacy and she rushes in, but Cora dodges to BLAST Gigi! And then she BOOTS Jacy! Cora runs in, shoves Jacy and fires off forearms! Cora snapmares, covers, TWO! Cora whips Jacy to her corner hard, then tags in Roxie! Roxie drags Jacy up as Cora climbs. Wrench and hook, MISSILE DROPKICK LEG SWEEP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Roxie tags Cora back in and they aim, to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Cora hurries to cover, but Mandy yanks the ref out! The ref is clearly aware of who did that, and he EJECTS Mandy Rose!! But then Jacy rolls Cora! Cora turns that around, she has the cover, TWO!! Cora hurries to tag Roxie!

Roxie runs in, but into a NECKBREAKER from Jacy! Tag to Gigi, Jacy hits a CODE BREAKER and Gigi hits the STO!! Cover, Cora breaks it fast! Jacy tosses Cora and Gigi drags Roxie up. Jacy runs, but Cora SPERS her into the ropes!! Roxie dodges Gigi to HEEL KICK and POP ROX!! Cover, JADE ROX WINS!!

Winners: Cora Jade & Roxie Perez, by pinfall (NEW NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions)

And the Toxic tag team champions fall! “You Deserve It!” but will they have to worry about Toxic Attraction sprouting back up like weeds?

 

Bron Breakker arrives.

NXT Media asks how his shoulder is doing, and he says it’s fine. Will “fine” be enough to take on a hungry and determined Cameron Grimes?

 

Tony D’Angelo speaks with Legado del Fantasma.

Last week, The Don “took care” of Two Dimes, and it broke his heart. But those tough decisions is what being The Don is all about. Now, where is Santos Escobar? Tony “handled” him! He told everyone that he better be North American Champion, “or else!” And the “or else” is Escobar in the hospital! That can’t be a real photo. That’s what happens when you laugh at Tony D! But now that there is an understanding, the only one who has been doing work for The Family is Elektra Lopez. She increased work at the port by 80%! As for the clowns, Wilde & Del Toro get one last opportunity to prove their loyalties. Or they join Escobar.

Lopez wants to check on Santos to see what is really going on here. Will they find that the Don did deal with the Emperor of Lucha? Or will they expose his lies and turn the tables on him?

 

Pretty Deadly speak.

Elton Prince & Kit Wilson are looking good and feeling good, “just radiating off your screen.” They are the pride of Essex. People think France is the center of fashion, but the fashion forward movement is from Essex. They live for the weekend, dress to the tens, and you wouldn’t be caught dead drinking beer. The mere mention of beer makes Prince think of “those two swamp Rednecks,” Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen. Don’t forget the third one, Fallon Henley. “That big manhands!” They have Pretty Deadly’s UK Tag Team titles!

But don’t worry, those three can’t bide time milking cows forever. Pretty Deadly will take ’em behind the woodshed and give ’em a good ol’ fashioned whoopin’! ROLL TIDE~! YEEHAW~! Big words from the former champions, but will they become two-time champions soon enough?

 

Wes Lee VS Trick Williams w/ Carmelo Hayes!

Speaking of people getting what they deserve, when you disrespect someone baring their soul, you better be ready for a fight! Will the Must-See Kid show Melo’s minion that there’s strength in fighting from the heart?

NXT returns as Trick makes his entrance in a robe with boxing gloves around his neck. The bell rings and Trick circles with Lee. They tie up, Trick throws Lee down hard and soaks up the heat. Lee gets up while fans taunt Trick. They tie up again, Trick puts Lee in a corner. The ref counts and Trick lets off at 4. Trick TOSSES Lee corner to corner! Lee staggers up and Trick talks more trash. But Lee drop toeholds then BULLDOGS! Trick scrambles away and Melo gives him a sip of water. Trick spins but Lee easily avoids the kick. Lee spins but Trick ducks. Lee ducks a roundhouse, both men avoid a heel kick, and Trick catches a kick only for Lee to RANA free!

Lee DROPKICKS Trick and fans fire up! Trick scrambles back to his corner again and Melo coaches him up. Lee waits as Trick gets up. But Lee CLOBBERS him back into the corner! Lee KICKS Trick’s legs, wrenches, but Trick ducks the kick to pump handle and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Trick is annoyed and he kicks and stomps Lee to the ropes. Trick wants the fans to chant for him but they refuses. Trick puts Lee on the ropes to KICK the ropes and jam Lee up! Trick has an armlock and chinbar but Lee endures. Fans rally, Lee pries free, and Lee arm-drags Trick away. Lee RAMS into Trick then CHOPS him!

Trick swings hands but Lee fires off KICK after KICK and an ENZIGURI to DOUBLE STOMPS! Trick goes to ropes but Lee ROLLING HEEL KICKS Trick out of the ring! Lee pursues but Melo blocks his way, and Trick greases up his hands! Trick throws the bottle away to then CLUB Lee and dig his fingers into Lee’s face! Whatever is on his hands burns Lee’s eyes! Lee stagger sup, into the SPINNING BOOT!! Cover, Trick wins!

Winner: Trick Williams, by pinfall

He lives up to his name, “Trick,” because there was something tricky about that water! Will Trick get so lucky if Lee gets another shot at him?

 

Tiffany Stratton gets her hair done.

She tells her stylist not to use so much spray, she’s already perfect as is. The last step is just some brushing the powder, but Wendy choo sneaks in. Tiffany wants powder? BLAM! Chalk powder! C’mon, Tiff-Tiff, we’re just getting started! NXT goes picture in picture as Tiffany scrambles through the halls!

Tiffany throws a kick pad into Choo! And SLAMS her with pad after pad! But Choo tosses Tiffany onto the trash! Choo fires off fists, then sits her down in a wheelchair. Choo says CHOO CHOO and runs Tiffany into spare chairs! And then she grabs a trunk! Tiffany avoids getting crushed against ladders! Tiffany hobbles away, but Choo is right there in the Tian Sha throne! Tiffany freaks, throws a trash can at Choo, then smacks her off trunks. Tiffany whips but Choo reverses and Tiffany crashes into a garage door! Tiffany scrambles to gorilla, but Choo pursues! They brawl onto the stage! And Choo throws Tiffany onto the picnic table!

Choo beats Tiffany up with potato chips! Tiffany flounders down the ramp and Choo checks the grill. Here’s some hotdogs! Choo CLUBS Tiffany further down the way, then mugs her against the barriers! Referees try to stop this but Tiffany RAMS Choo into barriers! They brawl at ringside, Choo ROCKS Tiffany, then RAMS her into the apron! Choo puts Tiffany in the ring, this match is happening NOW!

Wendy Choo VS Tiffany Stratton!

The bell rings, Choo eggs Tiffany on, but Tiffany dodges and bails out. Choo grabs Tiffany by her “perfect” hair and drags her back in! Then Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Roll-up, TWO! Tiffany headlocks but Choo powers out as NXT returns to single picture. Tiffany runs Choo over, things speed up but Tiffany ducks, only for Choo to THESZ PRESS! Fans fire up, Tiffany gets away but Choo grabs her hair again! Tiffany freaks out, drags Choo out and SLAMS her arm against the post! Tiffany grins and gets back in the ring. Tiffany wrenches and WRINGS the bad arm! Tiffany steps on the hand, then drags Choo up to wristlock.

Tiffany gives the hand a ROPE BURN! Tiffany wrenches and whips Choo hard into a corner, then pulls the arm around ropes! The ref counts, Tiffany lets off and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then swings, but misses! Choo CHOPS! Choo whips, Tiffany reverse but Choo sunset flips, only for Tiffany to roll through and DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Tiffany grabs the bad arm and BENDS the fingers! Choo endures, but Tiffany takes off the fake nails! Then BOOTS Choo down! Tiffany wrenches but Choo ROCKS and kicks! They knuckle lock and Choo kicks low! Choo ROCKS Tiffany, shoves her to ropes and OVERHEAD suplexes her!

Fans fire up and Choo STMOPS Tiffany’s hands! Tiffany freaks out over her own nails, but Choo SHOTGUNS her down! And then handspring FOREARMS in the corner! Choo goes up and leaps, SLEEPY CROSSBODY! Direct hit but Choo lands on her bad arm. Choo shakes the arm out, whips Tiffany, but Tiffany reverses. POP-UP POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up while Tiffany freaks out! Tiffany drags Choo up, fireman’s carries, but Choo fights free! Choo full nelsons but Tiffany arm-drags free. Tiffany kicks low, reels Choo in, but Choo RANAS Tiffany away! Choo gets around Tiffany for a FULL NELSON SLAM! Cover, TWO!

Choo has the SLEEPER HOLD! Choo has it on tight, with body scissors! Tiffany is fading already but she flails and reaches out. Tiffany gets the bad hand and BENDS the fingers! Tiffany is free but Choo reels her in for a BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!?! Tiffany survives and Choo can’t believe it! Choo drags Tiffany up but Tiffany fights the sleeper. So she gets a GERMAN SUPLEX! But Tiffany lands on her feet! Tiffany STOMPS Choo’s bad hand, SHOTGUNS her to a corner, and goes up top! TWISTING VADER!! Cover, Tiffany wins!

Winner: Tiffany Stratton, by pinfall

Choo brought the fight to Daddy’s Little Rich Girl, but Tiffany toughed it out and gets a big win! Will Tiffany be heading towards some gold belts in the near future?

 

Backstage interview with Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez.

McKenzie congratulates the NEW NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions, and they say they finally did it. Cora is finally champ in WWE, and with her best friend! Roxie says this is so surreal! She won the Breakout Tournament, and now she’s a tag team champion with her best friend! And it felt so good to knock Toxic Attraction off the pedestal. It felt amazing! And next week, Roxie is ready! She’ll end the Toxic Reign once and for all! She’s cashing in on Mandy Rose! Then the Toxic Attraction is done. But for tonight, we celebrate! Will Roxie be a DOUBLE champion in one fell swoop? Or will Mandy do everything in her power to stop that from happening?

 

Cameron Grimes checks in on Bron Breakker.

Grimes asks about the shoulder, and Bron tells him that the shoulder’s fine. Well, Grimes will do whatever it takes to become champion. Bron wouldn’t have it any other way. Grimes heads out, but will he be leaving tonight with the gold?

 

Apollo Crews is here!

He heads to the ring and gets the mic to say, “I’d like to share something with you real quick. For the last year, when I would get home, I would sit and I would ask my kids what they thought.” They said, “Daddy, that isn’t you.” And then they stopped watching all together. But since his return to NXT, Apollo’s kids watch him every single week. When Apollo gets home now and they jump on hi slap with a million questions, excitement on their faces, he can’t help but be excited. He thanks his kids for bringing the spark back into his career. So to his kids, Apollo tells them he loves them.

Now, Apollo’s been back a month and Xyon Quinn is right about one thing: NXT is different. There is a group of young, hungry and athletic talent ready to take advantage of opportunity. The wheels got spinning in Apollo’s head and he wondered what would happen if he faced Tony D’Angelo, or Nathan Frazer, or even the winner of tonight’s North American Championship match, Carmelo Hayes VS Grayson Waller. Oh but you know he’ll be watching Bron VS Grimes. Apollo knows he and Cameron could make magic in the ring. And Apollo VS Bron- Wait, here comes GIOVANNI VINCI! He noticed Apollo left him off the list.

But he doesn’t blame Apollo. When Apollo sees his future against Giovanni Vinci, it doesn’t work out so well, does it? Vinci says he is the one guy in NXT that can not only keep up with Apollo, he can outdo Apollo in the ring and in style. Okay, Mr. Style. Stop talking, get in the ring, and we’ll see them go stride for stride right now. Vinci tells Apollo that he has all the people fooled, but not Vinci. Vinci is dressed for a night out, not for a night with the fans. But maybe next week, they can find out… Or rather, Apollo finds out, just who the best athlete in NXT really is. And Vinci assures Apollo that he will lose. But that gives Apollo seven days to come up with an excuse to tell the kids.

Vinci tosses the mic, but Apollo catches it! Apollo stares Vinci down as he leaves, but will it be #VeniVidiVinci? Or will it be all about #CrewsControl?

 

Backstage interview with Ivy Nile.

McKenzie notes that the Creed Brothers are facing Strong & Kemp in a Diamond Mine VS Diamond Mine match. Is the group imploding? Ivy says they are a group of alphas, and you don’t even step foot in their gym unless you’re a badass. They all have healthy egos, so tonight we find out who the best team is. Diamond Mine Forever is not just some catchphrase, it is real! Ivy then hears an argument going on and shouts it all down. Tatum Paxley is dealing with KC Squared in continuation from last week, and Ivy says it’s enough. Katana Chance tells Kayden Carter it is not the time.

Tatum thanks Ivy for the back-up, but Ivy says if Tatum’s gonna get in a mess, she needs to learn to get out of it. Tomorrow, 8 AM, Diamond Dojo. Got it? Got it! Tatum has her pass into the Diamond Mine, will she make the most of it?

 

Grayson Waller speaks.

“Melo, my mum really loved that signed T-Shirt, man. And wow! Your autograph’s worth a fortune! I just sold it for 28 cents on eBay! And the other, I’m gonna save as a coaster for my victory toast. Because there’s only one thing left for Grayson Waller to steal, and that’s the North American Championship.”

Carmelo Hayes responds!

“Waller, you and I used to be boys. But all that is out the window, because when you play Melo, you play yourself!” Trick got his W, and Melo’s gonna get his. Because there is a difference between common and special. Waller is common, Melo is special! That’s all it is, and that’s all it’s gon’ be! Just who leaves tonight THE A Champion?

 

JD McDonagh speaks.

“My dad’s a lot like me. He’s a great man. He sat me down when I was about three years old, he said, ‘Son, you can do whatever you wanna do in this life. If you wanna go in the army, you’ll be a general. If you wanna do art, you make sure that you’re Picasso.’ And that is how the Irish Ace was born.” Anyone who steps into the ring with him gets dissected. He is so far ahead of the roster, they couldn’t see him if they had a set of binoculars. He will change everyone’s minds real quick. Enjoy tonight, because next week, NXT 2.0 changes forever.

 

Bron gets checked by the trainer.

Any pain? Nope. And a good range of motion. The doc wants to put on tape but Bron says no thanks. Bron heads out, but is his ego getting in the way of his health?

 

NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Grayson Waller!

Two young pillars of NXT have been running parallel since showing up on the brand, but Melo has been the one with the golden accolades. Will the 21st Century Success Story look to take that all away here tonight? Or will Melo shoot and score once more?

After Waller makes his entrance, Trick appears on the perch! “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Trick ‘n’ Melo fans of all ages… I need for y’all to strap on your seatbelts and glue your wigs on tight, and make some noise for the man who don’t miss, the leader of the new school, the two-time North American Champion, your A CHAMPION… CARMELOOO~! HAAAYES~!” Melo makes his entrance, with pyro going off, and he says this is HIS show. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who leaves with it and all the bragging rights in the world!

Melo and Waller circle, fans are thunderous already, and they tie up. Melo headlocks, Waller pulls hair to get a headlock of his own, but Melo returns the favor. Melo powers out and the two reset while they complain. Waller cools off and says they’re still good. He offers a handshake, Melo goes to take it, but both men are ready to sucker punch! They cool off, but they both kick! They also both block, and they both let off at the same time. Waller gets around to roll Melo up, with tights, TWO! Melo rolls Waller up, with tights! TWO, and DOUBLE HAYMAKERS rock both men! Melo shoves Waller but Waller shoves back.

Melo rolls off Waller’s back, then ducks Waller’s leg lariat. Melo CLOBBERS Waller and fans fire up. Melo kicks Waller, CHOPS him to ropes, then whips him to ropes. Waller reverses but Melo springboards! Waller gets under to somersault, but no stunner! Waller mocks the three pointer, then he hurdles Melo. Melo dodges Waller but Waller BOOTS! ROLLING ELBOW! Fans duel as Waller goes up. Waller goes along the rope, but Melo GAMANGIRIS first! Melo then spins Waller around to ENZIGURI! FADE AWAY LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Melo dribbles before he shoots that free throw.

Melo drags Waller up but Waller fireman’s carries and pops Melo up! Then ELEVATED BACK SUPLEX! Waller talks trash but Melo bails out. So Waller builds speed! Waller slides to CLOBBER Melo at the ramp! Trick is stunned while NXT goes picture in picture.

Waller talks some smack, tears up a Melo fan’s sign, and then he puts Melo in. Waller drops a fist, then a knee. Melo gets to ropes, Waller throws body shots. Waller drags Melo up, whips him to ropes, elbows Melo, and then whips Melo again. Melo ducks and dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Waller blocks to hit a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Waller is a bit surprised but he drives knees into Melo’s side. Waller throws body shots and Melo gets to ropes. Waller gets the legs, YANKS Melo up but Melo lands on his feet! ROUNDHOUSE! REBOUND TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Waller survives but Melo keeps his focus.

Waller goes to a corner, Melo runs in, but Waller catches him to a HANGING HEADSCISSORS! The ref counts, Waller lets off at 4 and Melo staggers away. Waller gets in to CLOBBER Melo! Cover, TWO! Waller is annoyed but he stomps Melo around. Waller drags Melo up, suplexes high and hard, then looms over him. Waller drags Melo up, cravat and KNEES Melo down, then hurries to the corner! BALLER ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Melo is still in this and Trick coaches him up. Waller kicks Melo to ropes, drags him up, but Melo SLAPS him! And ROCKS him! And CHOPS him! Waller kicks the legs out!

Waller clamps on a top wristlock and he stretches Melo while NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally for Melo while he endures, but Waller shifts to a chinlock. Melo fights up but Waller CLUBS him down. Waller then CLUBS Melo again and has him on the ropes. Waller pie faces, toys with Melo, and talks trash. Mello pie faces Waller back! Waller kicks, Melo CHOPS, and then Melo catches the jab to a takedown! Waller snapmares free, ripcords and reels Melo into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Melo makes it a cover, TWO! Waller avoids the boot, Electric Chair Lifts again, but Melo pulls ears! Melo is free but Waller elbows him!

Melo rebounds to MYSTICO! Fans fire up as Melo covers, TWO! INTO THE CROSSFACE! Waller endures, crawls, reaches out, but Melo rolls him away! Waller is caught in the middle of the ring, but he rolls things to a cover, TWO! Waller is free, but he catches Melo into the TRIANGLE! Melo endures now, rolls around, but Waller throws elbows. Melo pushes to a cover, TWO! SUPERKICK! LEG LARIAT!! Both men are down and “This is Awesome!” Fans fire up for “NXT! NXT!” as Waller crawls to the corner. Melo goes to the opposite end, but both men stare down and even smirk. They both stand, and DOUBLE HAYMAKERS rock both men!

Melo throws a forearm but Waller gives it back! They go back and forth, shot for shot and fans fire up! Melo throws a haymaker, ducks the jab and fires off combos! Waller whips but Melo springboards, FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up and Melo aims from a corner. Melo runs in, Waller dodges, and Waller dropkicks the legs out! Waller runs in from the corner, THROWBACK UNPRETTIER! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives and even Trick is freaking out! Waller drags Melo up and whips, but Melo holds ropes to block. Waller keeps trying but Melo throat chops then BOOTS! Melo reels Waller in, REBOUND- NO, no DDT! Waller rolls and STUNNERS!

Fans fire up and Waller hurries, but Melo goes to the apron! Melo is safe on the floor and Waller can’t believe it. Waller goes out and he drags Melo into the ring. Waller gets space, runs back in, but Trick is in the way! But WES LEE attacks Trick! Waller somersaults, into a CODE BREAKER from Melo!! Melo goes up, aims, THREE POINTER!! Cover, Melo wins!

Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)

Trick being ringside paid off, even if Lee got some payback on him. Melo is still on top, but who will come for his gold next?

 

Backstage interview with Xyon Quinn.

McKenzie asks him his thoughts on tonight’s Great American Bash. Xyon is upset about Apollo Crews eyeing the North American and NXT Championships, but that’s the wrong target. He should be looking at Xyon. Not to brag, but Xyon is box office. When you type “WWE Superstar” into Google, Xyon comes right up. And a title reign for Apollo? That ain’t it. Xyon Quinn, he is going to be a future multiple time champion. NXT 2.0 is about the future, and the future is Xyon Quinn.

 

Diamond Mine hypes itself up.

“Who are we?” “DIAMOND MINE!” “What are we?” “FOREVER!” But Strong heads out without the fist bump. Will “forever” not be all that long after this title match?

 

Backstage interview with Mandy Rose.

McKenzie says it was a tough night for Toxic Attraction, but Roxie wants the NXT Women’s Championship. Wow,  nothing gets past McKenzie. But Cora & Roxie, AKA Team 2001 or whatever they’re calling themselves, got lucky! This has happened before, but Gigi & Jacy corrected themselves, won those belts back, rinse and repeat. And Mandy is pretty sure Roxie is running around on a high horse. Once the adrenaline wears off, Roxie will see she’s made the biggest mistake of her life. Roxie will realize she cannot defeat Mandy for the title. Neither could Cora Jade. And next week, Roxie joins her BFF in the failure club. If she even makes it to next week. A not so veiled threat from Mandy, will Roxie have to watch her back?

 

Andre Chase teaches another class.

But before he continues the lesson, he wants to welcome the new students, such as Thea Hail right up front. As we all know, America celebrated its independence yesterday. July 4th, 1776, America adopted the Declaration of Independence. Chase asks Bodhi Hayward what’s wrong. He’s dozing off. Is this boring? No, not at all, sir! But his roommate doesn’t sleep. Thea says they watched MITB like 50 times! They’re like brother and sister! Right, Bodhi? Y-Yeah, just stop hitting him. Chase likes that. That’s what Chase U is all about: making memories happen. Someone in the back has a question.

Chad says the Declaration of Independence was actually written on July 2nd, and that John Adams believed July 2nd should be the real Day of Independence. Well who the F do you think you are, Chad?! You come in talking about John Adams, but who the F did John Adams ever beat!? DON’T YOU TELL CHASE ABOUT THE BIRTH OF THIS NATION! He IS America! Get the hell outta here and never come back. Okay, where were we? But Thea has an idea! Wouldn’t it be sweet to go to England and learn about their history? A field trip? Like that’s ever gonna happen. Chase says that’s a great idea! NXT UK, here we come! Oh, bloody hell…

 

NXT Tag Team Championships: The Creed Brothers VS Roderick Strong & Damon Kemp!

NXT returns as Julius & Brutus make their entrance. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and no matter what, these belts stay with the Mine!

Kemp starts with Brutus, but then Strong tags in. Strong ties up with Brutus, Brutus waistlocks but Strong switches with him. Strong facelocks, Brutus waistlocks, Strong wrenches out and wristlocks. Brutus gets a leg, then lifts Strong. Strong fights, Brutus waistlocks and SLAMS Strong! Strong fights up, slips around, waistlocks then headlocks. Brutus endures the grind, powers out, and Strong goes up, only to get caught! Strong slips off, ducks and dodges, then leaps, only for Brutus to knock him down! Tag to Julius, and Strong backs off to tag Kemp. Kemp shoots in, waistlocks, but Julius rolls free to run Kemp over!

Things speed up, Kemp hurdles and goes to hip toss but Julius blocks. Kemp blocks a hip toss but Julius HALF HATCH SUPLEXES! Julius talks trash to Strong, but Kemp waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Kemp rains down forearms, Julius slips around but Kemp powers him into the corner. Strong tags in, he fires forearms on Julius, then suplexes. Julius blocks, Strong wrenches and knees low. Strong CLUBS Julius but Julius shoves Strong. They fire forearms. Strong clinches to put him in the corner. Kemp tags in and RAMS into Julius, then he snapmares Julius to a chinlock. Julius endures and fights up, tag to Brutus!

Julius SLAMS Kemp, then gut wrench SLAMS Brutus onto Kemp! Cover, TWO! Brutus facelocks Kemp, Julius tags back in, and feed to the fireman’s carry takeover! Feed back for Brutus to have a turn, then Julius facelocks Kemp again. Julius whips Kemp to a corner, but Kemp goes up and comes back, only for Julius to back drop him! And DROPKICK him! Kemp flounders out and Strong gets Kemp back in! Kemp runs in but Julius TOSSES him out the other way! Tag to Brutus and he climbs up! BRUTUS BALL!! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up while NXT goes picture in picture.

Julius helps Brutus up but that landing was rougher than we thought. The ref checks Kemp but he clutches a leg. Strong is on the neutral corner to see what’s going on, and Brutus puts Kemp in. Brutus tags Julius and the Creeds both get Kemp up. They CLUB Kemp, KNEE him around, and Julius drags Kemp up to facelock and turn for a NECKBREAKER! The ref checks on Kemp again but he’s okay to continue. Julius clamps on a chinlock but Kemp endures. Kemp fights up, powers Julius into a corner, and Strong tags in. Strong stomps and CLUBS Julius, has him against ropes and CHOPS! And CHOPS!

Julius fires back and this becomes more of a scrap! Strong gets Julius down for fists, then facelocks to grind Julius down. Julius fights up, but Strong brings him to the corner. Kemp tags in, he knees Julius and then Strong knees harder. Strong feeds Julius to Kemp’s NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Kemp keeps on Julius with a chinlock, and drags him to the corner. Strong tags back in, throws another knee into Julius, then CHOPS! Julius throws knees, but Strong wrenches an arm to WRING Julius out! Julius clutches his arm, but Strong gets it to hip drop on it! Strong drags Julius over to tag in Kemp.

Strong holds Julius down for Kemp to get an arm, then drop an elbow. Kemp chinlocks, grinds Julius down more, and NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally up and Julius fights to his feet. Kemp SLAMS Julius down then keeps on the chinlock. Julius fights back up but Kemp RAMS him into the corner! Tag to Strong and he fires forearms. Julius fires forearms back, they brawl, and Strong throws knees! Strong CHOPS but Julius shoves! Strong CHOPS, the hands start flying, and Julius whips Strong away. Kemp tags in and clamps onto Julius again! Kemp keeps Julius from Brutus, then RAMS into Brutus!

But then Julius GUT WRENCH SUPLEXES Kemp away! Tag to Brutus, and he gets in to CLOBBER Kemp! And again! And then a TACKLE for a ground ‘n’ pound! Brutus shoves Kemp around, fires up, but Strong tags in. Strong  waits as Brutus glares at Kemp. Brutus CLUBS away on Kemp at the ropes but Strong gets in. Brutus CLOBBERS Strong, drags him up and fireman’s carries. Strong fights free to shove Brutus. Strong is between the brothers, and he SLAPS Julius! The ref has to keep Julius out, Brutus tells him to calm down, but a STRONG KNEE rocks Brutus! And another STRONG KNEE!

Strong says this is on Julius, and he drags Brutus up. Tag to Kemp, but Brutus fights back. Strong * Kemp mug Brutus, then Kemp wrangles Brutus down to a chinlock. Fans rally, Brutus fights up but Kemp knees Brutus down to hit an EXPLODER! Kemp RAMS into Brutus, then SLINGSHOT SPEARS! Cover, TWO!! Brutus survives but Kemp keeps on Brutus with a facelock. Kemp scoops but Brutus cradles! TWO!! Brutus gets up but Kemp runs in, only for Brutus to send him into buckles! Hot tags to Strong and Julius! Julius rallies on Strong, then scoop SLAMS him! Julius deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Fans fire up as Julius clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Straps come down and Julius fires off hands! He picks Strong up to ROLLING SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up but Kemp tags in! Julius hurdles then ROLLING SPINEBUSTERS Kemp! SLIDING FOREARM!! Cover, the Creeds win!

Winners: The Creed Brothers, by pinfall (still NXT Tag Team Champions)

Julius & Brutus prove they are champions for a reason! They help Kemp up and he shows respect, but what about Strong? Strong stares down his faction as they hold up the belts, but he stays silent. Has Strong been humbled by the men he helped forge into diamonds?

 

A-Kid speaks.

“I was a very bright child. But that got me and all the other intelligent kids bullied. So I decided to do something about it. I learned how to fight back. To escape my environment, I knew it would take more. I had a gift for mathematics. When I close my eyes, I see numbers and equations. Everything can be broken down into a formula. There is a solution to every problem. I’ve been told that I am technically gifted in the ring. Whether it is mathematics or physics, it all comes down to an equation. You can quickly analyze and react to anything. Even when your body fails, your mind can push you to new heights. I am Axiom.”

 

Backstage interview with The Robert Stone Brand.

McKenzie says Mr. Stone himself requested this time, so what’s on his mind? Stone says it is a travesty that Von Wagner wasn’t part of GAB. And the reason that happened is because of “them!” Sophia Cromwell says the so-called fans and their audacity to squawk at Von- Solo Sikoa walks in and says, “Hold the hell up. Von, what are you running around and crying for? Blaming the NXT Universe for telling you how it is? You don’t see the Street Champion running around, looking for excuses.” Von acts like he’s owed something. Stone wants to say something but Von says he can handle this. Stone & Sophia don’t speak for him.

Von tells the Street Champion that if he wants to run his mouth, let’s handle business right now. Oh, is that so? Things get tense but referees and security rush in to stop this! Solo says he’ll shut Von’s ass up, but when will these giants throw down?

 

NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Cameron Grimes!

Though both men are second generation wrestlers, the Big Booty Nephew and Carolina Caveman lived very different lives. People around the world know about The Steiner Brothers, but perhaps only North Carolina wrestling fans know about Tracy Caddell. Will Grimes make sure no one ever forgets his name by putting it right on the title? Or will Bron still stand tall, bad shoulder and all?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Grimes can break Breakker!

Grimes and Bron tie up, and even at less than 100%, Bron puts Grimes in a corner. Bron lets off, Grimes comes back and they circle. They tie up, Bron powers Grimes back again but Grimes turns things around. Fans duel, Grimes lets off, but then he gets the bad arm! Bron throws Grimes away, but Grimes says he almost had him. They go again, Grimes gets a leg instead but Bron headlocks. Grimes powers up but can’t power out as Bron holds tight. Grimes wrenches out, Bron powers the hold back on, but Grimes wrenches again. Bron gets away because that’s the bad arm. Fans duel, Bron says Grimes thinks he’s clever.

The two go again, Bron waistlocks then headlocks but Grimes powers him to ropes. Grimes powers out this time, but Bron gator rolls to get Grimes up for a suplex! Grimes fights it to a cradle, TWO! Grimes trips Bron, covers, TWO! Grimes has the bad arm! Bron fights up, whips free, and SPLASHES in a corner. Bron scoops, Grimes elbows free, has the arm again, but Bron gets away. Bron ducks and dodges to CLOBBER Grimes! The speed makes up for the bad arm’s weakness, and fans bark for Bron as NXT goes picture in picture.

Grimes is in a corner and checking his jaw while Bron shakes out the bad arm. Grimes takes a second but comes back. He and Bron tie up, but Grimes kicks low to then CLUB the bad arm. Grimes throws elbows, CLUBS away on the bad arm, then he puts Bron in a corner to KICK! Bron staggers to another corner, Grimes whips him corner to corner. Bron reverses and Grimes hits buckles hard! Bron drags Grimes up to whip corner to corner the other way, and just as hard! Grimes flops down but Bron is on him at the ropes. Bron facelocks, grinds Grimes down, but Grimes fights up to wrench the bad arm again!

Grimes hits an ARMBREAKER DDT! Cover, TWO! Bron toughs it out but Grimes clamps onto the bad arm again. Grimes grinds the shoulder but Bron endures. Grimes pulls on the arm, almost a Fujiwara Armbar, but Bron fight sit off. Bron fights up, but Grimes ROCKS him with a forearm! Bron hits back but Grimes ROCKS him again. Grimes suplexes but Bron blocks! NXT returns to single picture as Bron suplexes Grimes, holds him up, and SLAMS! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Bron checks his bad arm. Bron stalks Grimes, choke grips, and trophy lifts! But the bad arm gives up and Grimes slips off.

Bron rushes Grimes but Grimes sends him out! PENALTY KICK from the apron, and then a CANNONBALL! Fans fire up for “NXT! NXT!” as Grimes nods and gets to his feet. Grimes stomps the bad arm, the ring count is climbing, but Grimes lets off to put Bron in at 6 of 10. Grimes covers, TWO! Ironically, Bron shot the bad arm up so that just adds to the pain. Grimes YANKS the bad arm, twists the wrist, then drags Bron up to PENALTY KICK him down! Cover, TWO! Grimes clamps onto Bron’s good arm, hammerlocks it, then pulls the bad arm way back! Bron endures as Grimes pushes the arm down with a foot! Cover, TWO!

Bron is still in this but Grimes keeps his focus. Grimes BOOTS the bad arm, KICKS Bron, but Bron snarls. Bron sits up and Grimes KICKS him again! Bron is getting angrier, and he blocks the kick to RAM Grimes into buckles! Bron RAMS in again but that’s the bad arm! Grimes runs in, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up! Both men stir as fans say, “This is Awesome!” Grimes fires forearms but Bron gives them back. Grimes keeps throwing forearms but so does Bron. They keep throwing shots as they stand, Bron switches to haymakers, but Grimes wrenches the arm! Bron DEKCS Grimes!

Bron rallies with big shoulder tackles form the left side! Grimes jumps, but into another SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up and Bron brings down the straps! Bron choke grips but Grimes ROCKS him! Bron ducks a kick but not the SUPERKICK! Grimes ducks ‘n’ dodges, COLLISION COURSE!! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up while both men are down! Bron gets up in a corner, Grimes runs in, but Bron puts him on the apron. Grimes HOTHOTS the bad arm! Grimes goes up the corner, but Bron CLUBS him first! Bron climbs up after Grimes, for a SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO!! Grimes survives and no one can believe it!

Bron gets up, shakes out the bad arm, and he goes to the opposite corner. Bron runs in corner to corner, but Grimes dodges! Bron stops from hitting buckles, but Grimes tilt-o-whirls around to have an IRON OCTOPUS! Bron resists but fans rally as Grimes pulls! Bron fireman’s carries out of the hold but Grimes slips off to RAM him into buckles! CAVE-IN!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Bron survives Grimes’ best shot and now no one can believe it! Grimes hurries to a corner, he fires up and goes up the corner! “TO! THE! MOON~!” SUPER- SPEAR!! Cover, Bron wins!!

Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)

Grimes wanted to fly, but Bron shot him out of the sky! But the celebration is cut short as JD MCDONAGH attacks!! He said he would show up next week, but that was a lie! He drags Bron up to hit DEVLINSIDE through a picnic table!! The Irish Ace says Bron should’ve been listening to his videos. The Necessary Evil is here, and he’s after Bron’s gold! Will JD go from NXT UK exile to the Ace of NXT 2.0?


My Thoughts:

NXT definitely put the “great” in the Great American Bash this year. I missed a bit of that opening vignette but I did like that Briggs, Jensen & Fallon were the hosts of the party, as their characters are “down to earth” and they love to have fun. Pretty Deadly had a decent promo calling them out, but I would think Pretty Deadly ends up losing to give Briggs & Jensen a good first defense. Chase University has another hilarious promo segment all together, with Andre Chase chewing the crap out of “Chad,” and setting up how they’ll be the next wave of visitors to NXT UK. I would love to see these three looking at landmarks and being in character going around London.

A great Women’s Tag Team Championships match to open the night, and while it almost looked like Toxic Attraction was going to cheat to retain, #JadeRox turns it back around and crowning new champions is the right move. Roxie made her challenge and is getting her match with Mandy, but even if Roxie doesn’t win that match, Toxic Attraction has been weakened and they can try to find themselves in the aftermath. Personally, Gigi Dolin needs to break out from the group, fans really like her all on her own and she is honestly the better of the three in the ring. But Mandy VS Roxie will be great stuff either way, it’s definitely what you follow tonight with.

Good promo from Tony D’Angelo and Legado where he claims he sidelined Escobar, but we’ll wait and see what’s the real story. I liked that Choo went after Tiffany backstage to give us a really fun brawl that leads right into their match. Also nice little gag where Wendy was sitting on the same chair she used to sit on as Mei Ying. The match was good, but I feel like this wasn’t for Tiffany to win. Choo’s been on the down after losing to Mandy, I thought this could be her way to get back up and then she and Tiffany escalate things into a bigger blow-off. But maybe that still happens anyway, winner being seen as the contender to the winner of Mandy VS Roxie.

A pretty good promo from Apollo and Vinci, and they’re going to have a great match that will get more out of Vinci, both his moves and his character. And while Apollo mentioned both champions, I think he’s going for the North American Championship after beating Vinci and beating Xyon. Wes VS Trick was pretty good, but we should’ve expected Trick to cheat as the Heel. Trick wins but as we saw, Lee went after him again during the North American Championship so the feud is just getting started. Speaking of which, Melo VS Waller was a great title match, and I figured Melo would retain as he still has a long list of guys he can face before losing the belt.

We got a decent promo out of the Robert Stone Brand and Solo Sikoa to set up a match, Solo VS Von is going to be great stuff, but unless Solo really is going to join The Bloodline on RawDown, I would hope Solo wins. A-Kid gave us a pretty good promo, but of course his name changes. “Axiom” is a pretty good choice, “a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.” Therefore, AK is going to be the foundation for redefining the North American Championship scene, he’ll have some great matches with all the guys in that scene. He can fit into that scene right now, even, with Melo, Apollo, Vinci, etc.

Ivy Nile had a decent promo to establish her belief that Diamond Mine will never break. And she also stepped up to help Tatum with some of that tough love. Maybe Ivy & Tatum truly become a team to challenge for the tag titles once Toxic Attraction is fully out of the way. We got a great tag title match in Diamond Mine: Civil War, and I’m oddly surprised there was no meltdown from Strong. There must still be something coming down the line that will make Strong lash out and break away from the group. And at this point, it feels like Strong is going to take Julius on 1v1 as the blow-off, winner being the true leader of the faction.

After all the different Bron Breakker promos playing up the shoulder, I really thought this was foreshadowing a loss. We still got great main event from Bron VS Grimes, but Grimes found himself between a rock and a hard place. If not for Vince’s typical push being too much too soon, and if Bron was only a one-time champion at this point, this could’ve been the night someone dethroned Bron for the first time. It would’ve been big both ways: big because this was Bron’s first title loss, and big because Grimes backed up his words and showed he had more heart. Then Bron would have to work to redeem himself and get that belt back. Instead, Grimes is fed to the machine.

But what a great final moment of the night in return! Jordan Devlin now “JD McDonagh” had his vignette claiming he’d be here next week, and then surprise! He’s here now, he goes after the top champion, and he’ll definitely get a title match. As much as I don’t want Bron becoming the one to reach three-time NXT Champion the fastest, I do want to see Devlin get that title off him and finally be the top guy on a WWE brand.

My Score: 8.7/10


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

WWE goes Down Under!

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Who survives Perth to head for Philadelphia?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!

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

 

The Rock has a message!

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Rhea Ripley narrates the intro.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Austin Theory is here?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

So let’s see how many I get right!

Ratings:

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

 

Results:

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

Eric Young vs Frankie Kazarian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Their new music still sucks. 

Kon vs PCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Josh Alexander vs Simon Gotch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Overall Score: 7.25/10

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

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

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


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