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Mitchell’s WWE Crown Jewel Results & Report! (11/5/22)

Will Logan Paul get lucky?

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WWE Crown Jewel 2022

Will the ImPAULsive One ACKNOWLEDGE HIM?

Logan Paul, just three matches into his WWE career, gets his shot at Roman Reigns and the Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Championship! But will that steel right hand hit its mark? Or will Logan Paul get SMASHED like all the rest?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar; Lesnar wins.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Damage Control; DMG CTRL wins and become the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux; McIntyre wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The OC VS The Judgement Day; The Judgement Day wins.
  • Braun Strowman VS Omos; Strowman wins.
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The Brawling Brutes; The Usos win and retain the titles.
  • Raw Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Bianca Belair VS Bayley; Bianca wins and retains the title.
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns VS Logan Paul; Roman wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Crown Jewel Kickoff Show!

Join Jackie Redmond, Peter Rosenberg and Matt Camp in discussing, analyzing and predicting the action in Riyadh!

 

The WWE travels worldwide, searching for those rare timeless moments.

Titus O’Neil says, “It is time that allows us to experience the impossible together. Ninety seconds to impossible. Let’s go.” And here, time doesn’t just tell all, it shows all. In this space, anything is possible with time. “And it can stop on a dime. For one. Lucky. Shot.” It’s showtime! Welcome to WWE Crown Jewel! “Let’s! Freakin’! GOOOO~!”

 

Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar!

A main event anywhere on the world, a battle off The All Mighty and the Beast Incarnate is quite the appetizer! But with these two chomping at the bit for weeks now, who comes away tasting sweet, sweet victory? And who must stomach bitter defeat?

Lashley goes out after Lesnar during his entrance, and RAMS him into the steel steps! Lesnar hobbles, and Lashley SPEARS Lesnar down! Lashley puts Lesnar in the ring, the bell rings, and Lashley SPEARS Lesnar again! Fans boo while Lesnar bails out of the ring. The ring count climbs but Lashley goes out after Lesnar again! To SPEAR him through the barriers! Lesnar hits the timekeeper’s table, Lashley drags him up, and he puts Lesnar in the ring again. Fans rally for Lesnar but Lashley runs in, to SPEAR again!! Cover, TWO!?! Lesnar survives all that damage and Lashley is fuming!

Lashley stalks Lesnar as he rises, fans rally and duel, and Lashley clamps on the arms! Lesnar slips around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Lashley flounders, Lesnar hobbles, but both behemoths stand. Lesnar waistlocks again to GERMAN SUPLEX! Lashley flounders and Lesnar roars! Fans fire up, Lesnar waistlocks again, and GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Lesnar is still on Lashley, he fireman’s carries, and he F5s!! Cover, TWO!?! Now Lashley survives and fans can’t believe it! Lesnar huffs and puffs as fans rally up again. Lesnar watches Lashley rise, and he fireman’s carries again! But Lashley slips off to shove Lesnar! And clothesline him out of the ring!

Lashley goes out after Lesnar, fireman’s carries in return, to POST Lesnar! Lesnar hits the ground and fans boo but Lashley says he’s got The Beast now. Lashley puts Lesnar in the ring, takes aim again, and he runs in, but into a fireman’s carry! Lashley slips off, for a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Lashley stalks Lesnar while fans boo. Lesnar sputters, slowly rises, and Lashley clamps on! THE HURT LOCK!! Lesnar endures the mighty full nelson, reaches out, but Lashley keeps him from ropes! Fans rally up as Lesnar keeps fighting! Lesnar’s red, but he gets a second wind! Only for Lashley to keep him from ropes!

Lashley keeps on that full nelson with an S Grip now, but Lesnar refuses to give up! Lesnar pries at the hold but he’s fading! He drops to a knee! The ref checks, the arm drops once. The arm drops twice! But Lesnar gets a third wind! Lesnar grunts and growls, fights his way forward, and he pushes off the corner! It’s a cover, LESNAR WINS!!

Winner: Brock Lesnar, by pinfall

Lashley is shocked! He didn’t let Lesnar go, but he didn’t get up in time, either! Lesnar survives Lashley, and while fans are happy, Lashley isn’t! He puts the HURT LOCK back on! Fans boo but Lesnar can’t fight it this time! Lesnar sputters and fades out! Lashley lets Lesnar go and fans chant, “You Suck!” But with this and the Royal Rumble, that means they’re one and one. Will Lashley and Lesnar fight again in the near future to finally settle this?

 

Survivor Series ramps it up this year!

It isn’t just the traditional match anymore. It’s going to be WARGAMES!! Who will enter the double-ring double-cage and unleash the rage?

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Damage Control!

Team #TwistedMist only just took these belts, and Byron Saxton is backstage to congratulate them. How confident are they in defending the titles after only five days? Well, they only just won the belts, but they each have been preparing for this moment. Uh oh, White Rabbit…? But DMG CTRL thinks they can just get these belts back? That just shows how not in control they are! Asuka & Alexa say Kai & Sky are still NOT ready, but will that be true in the rematch?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly in control!

The teams sort out, Alexa starts against Dakota. They tie up, Alexa gets an arm and wristlocks, but Kai rolls, kips up and wrenches back to a wristlock of her own. Alexa rolls but Kai throws her down by her hair! Kai keeps on the wristlock, she whips Alexa to a corner, but Alexa goes up and over. Alexa taunts Kai, then sends her to the other corner. Kai dodges Alexa back, but runs into an elbow! Alexa goes up, reels Kai in, but Kai fights with body shots! Kai arm-drags but Alexa rolls through to arm-drag back! Cover, TWO! Kai drags Alexa down, ONE! Alexa Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Roll-up, ONE! Alexa tries again, TWO!

Kai RAMS Alexa with a shoulder, and then she whips Alexa to ropes. Alexa reverses and table tops Kai! Alexa grins and fans cheer, but Kai rushes in. Alexa dodges, then holds ropes to end up on top of Kai! For skateboard stomps! The ref counts, Alexa lets off, and then she runs in, but Kai YANKS her into the ropes! Tag to Sky, she scoops but Alexa slips out to SLAP Sky! But Sky gets away as Asuka tags in. Fans fire up as the rivals meet again! Sky and Asuka circle, tie up, and Asuka headlocks to a takeover. Sky headscissors, Asuka kips free, things speed up, but Sky handsprings! Asuka applauds, but goes for a back hand!

Sky kicks low, runs but Asuka follows to ROCK Sky! Asuka whips, Sky blocks, reverses, and LARIATS! Asuka stays up, dodges and then runs Sky over! Fans fire up for this fast and furious action! Tag to Alexa, she and Asuka double suplex but Sky slips through! Sky ROCKS Asuka, DECKS Alexa, but Asuka BULLDOGS Sky onto Alexa’s knees! Cover, TWO! Alexa whips but Sky holds ropes to BOOT back! Tag to Kai, but Alexa SHOTGUNS her down! Tag back to Asuka, and the champs DOUBLE HIP ATTACK! DMG CTRL is down, and then the champs double baseball slide! Fans fire up as Asuka fetches Kai.

Asuka puts Kai in, goes to a corner and climbs up, but she has to BOOT Kai away. Sky sneaks in to springboard DROPKICK Asuka into a Tee of Woe! Kai BOOTS Asuka down to the floor! Asuka clutches her bad leg as a ring count climbs. Kai tags Sky, the ring count is 6 of 10. Asuka hobbles in at 8, but Sky is there to stomp her down! Sky SMASHES the bad leg, then drags Asuka to have a toehold. Sky drags Asuka away to tag in Kai. Fans rally for Asuka as Kai stomps her. Kai clamps on a HEEL HOOK! Asuka endures, kicks with her free leg, reaches around, but Sky pulls the ropes away! The ref reprimands and Sky stops.

Asuka endures as she kicks at Kai more, and then Asuka gets free! Asuka hurries but Kai gets the leg again! Tag to Sky, they stomp Asuka more, and then Sky has the heel hook. Asuka fights up to fire off forearms! Sky DRAGON SCREWS the leg! Asuka yelp sin pain but Sky keeps her down with forearms! Sky taunts Alexa, brings Asuka up with a wrench, but fans rally. Asuka fires off forearms! Sky keeps her away from Alexa again then kicks the bad leg! Sky whips Asuka, to FLAPJACK! Tag to Kai, and DMG CTRL drag Asuka up to double whip to a corner. Kai runs in but gets an elbow! Asuka sends Sky into buckles! BULLDOG LARIAT COMBO!

Fans fire up as all three women are down! Hot tag to Alexa! Alexa rallies on DMG CTRL! Alexa rains down fists on Kai, then hits a THESZ PRESS on Sky! Alexa blocks a kick, fires off haymakers and a KNEE! Then the same for Sky! Then DOUBLE SHOTGUNS! Fans fire up, Kai is on ropes and Alexa KNEES her in the back! Then Insult2Injury MK II! Fans fire up as Alexa brings Kai up! TORNADO DDT! Cover, Sky breaks it! Sky drags Kai away and tags herself in. Sky shoots around on Alexa, double underhooks, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Sky steps on Alexa but Alexa anchors a foot. Alexa brings Sky from the corner to throw her down!

Alexa hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Sky is still in this but Alexa drags her into another drop zone. Alexa hurries up top, but Sky stands to SHOTEI! Sky climbs up, CLUBS Alexa, and Kai joins in! DMG CTRL has Alexa, but Asuka hurries in to get them! TOWER OF DOOM!! All four women are down and fans lose their minds! “This is Awesome!” as all four women stir. Alexa tags in Asuka! Sky tags in Kai! But Asuka MISSILE DROPKICKS Kai! Cover, TWO! Asuka calls her shot, she waistlocks, but Kai elbows free. Asuka URAKENS, URAKENS, KICKS, URAKENS and CODE BREAKERS! Asuka roars, runs in, but Kai dodges the hip attack!

Asuka blocks the boot! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Asuka runs in at Kai in the corner, but Kai YANKS her into buckles! Kai hurries to the far side, runs Around the World to BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and Kai is furious! Kai says no no, she’ll end this! Kai fireman’s carries, but Asuka fights free! ROUNDHOUSE! Then Alexa tags in! Kai is down, Alexa goes up, but Sky distracts! Alexa still jumps for TWISTED BLISS, onto knees!! Asuka rushes at Sky but get a mule kick! And an ASAI MOONSAULT! But Asuka moves! And then pop-up KNEES Sky down!

Alexa mule kicks Kai, and hits a DDT! Asuka and Sky fight their way into the ring as Alexa goes up top again. Wait, NIKKI CROSS!? She attacks Alexa while the ref is busy with Sky and Asuka! DRAPING NECKBREAKER!! Kai covers and shouts to the ref! The count, DMG CTRL WINS!!

Winners: Damage Control, by pinfall (NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

Nikki helped Damage Control!? Is this what Bayley talked with her about on Raw? Is Nikki part of DMG CTRL?! Or was she just causing chaos at an old friend’s expense? Either way, Kai & Sky are two-time champions together, will Bayley pull off the sweep?

 

Someone pulls into the stadium.

It’s the Paul Brothers! Logan & Jake, as well as their entourage, are here and Byron says they’re just hours away from Logan’s match with Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. How is Logan feeling? Great! He’s about to shock the world! At the end of the day, all it takes is one lucky punch. But will Logan get lucky? Or will luck have nothing to do with him getting SMASHED by the Tribal Chief?

 

Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre VS Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux!

The Scottish Warrior was screwed out of a Strap Match by way of Scarlett’s pepper spray, and he isn’t going to let Mr. & Mrs. Doomsday get away with that! Will the cage keep Scarlett and her trickery out of the equation? Or will Kross find a way to win again?

The cage is lowered, McIntyre closes the door himself, and fans fire up already for McIntyre. The bell rings and the two men stare down. Kross rushes in, McIntyre dodges and fires off forearms and CHOPS! Kross knee slow, ROCKS McIntyre, then whips him to ropes. McIntyre reverses but Kross kicks back! McIntyre CLOBBERS Kross! McIntyre CHOPS Kross to a corner, ROCKS him, then bumps him off buckles. McIntyre back suplexes and Kross flounders away! Fans fire up with McIntyre and he storms up on Kross. Kross throat chops! McIntyre sputters, Kross climbs a wall, but McIntyre CLUBS Kross!

McIntyre climbs up after Kross, they trade JABS, McIntyre gets the edge, but Kross kicks the legs out! McIntyre gets caught up on the ropes then falls over. Kross has McIntyre in a corner, he clotheslines, elbows and ROLLING ELBOWS! Then he hits an EXPLODER! Fans boo but Scarlett soaks it all in. Kross drags McIntyre up, and he RAMS McIntyre into the steel! He tells fans to shut up, but McIntyre CHOPS! Kross CHOPS! McIntyre CHOPS! And CHOPS! ANd CHOPS! Kross knees low to RAM McIntyre into steel again! Kross then digs his boot in and CHOKES McIntyre! Kross doesn’t have to worry about disqualifications, either!

Kross lets off to get the legs, and he ROPE GUILLOTINES McIntyre! “Look at you now!” Kross digs McIntyre’s face into the steel! Fans chant “You Suck!” but Kross doesn’t care. Kross puts McIntyre in a corner, and he says, “This is my future! You hear me? MY world! And you’re not a part of it.” Kross whips corner to corner but McIntyre comes back with a LARIAT! And another! And then a clinch to an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! McIntyre keeps on Kross, and he RAMS Kross into steel! And then into more steel! Kross roars, swings, but misses! NECKBREAKER from McIntyre! Fans sing for him, and McIntyre kips up!

McIntyre storms up on Kross, underhooks the arms, but Kross RAMS him into a corner! Kross throws forearms, then he scoops McIntyre. McIntyre slips off, shoves, but Kross elbows him away. Kross runs, into a MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Kross is still in this and he crawls away to a corner. “This is Awesome!” as McIntyre stalks Kross. McIntyre CHOPS, then hoists Kross up top. McIntyre climbs up after Kross, and he stands on the very top rope. But Kross throws body shots! Kross trips McIntyre up again! Kross HEADBUTTS McIntyre into the Tree of Woe! But McIntyre sits up to SPIDER SUPLEX!

Fans fire up as Kross flounders away! McIntyre is free of the Tree, fans are thunderous as he glares at Kross. CLAY- NO, a KNEE from Kross! Cover, TWO!! Kross’ Busaiku Knee almost gets it but fans rally for McIntyre again. Kross grows, “I hate you!” Kross drags McIntyre up, whips but McIntyre reverses, and Kross hits steel! McIntyre hits a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife bridge, TWO! INTO A KROSSJACKET!! McIntyre endures, pushes back to slip out, and he puts on a SLEEPER of his own! Kross endures, fans rally, but Kross fights up. Kross slips around to DOOMSDAY SAIDO!! McIntyre is all folded up and Kross laughs!

Scarlett wants Kross to finish this but fans chant, “You Suck!” Kross aims from a corner, winds the hands of time, but McIntyre ducks the forearm! And he spins Kross around, FUTURE SHOCK! And another kip up! McIntyre aims from a corner, “Three! Two! One!” But Scarlett distracts McIntyre by rattling the cage! Kross clamps on with a SLEEPER! McIntyre fights it, and he RAMS Kross into a corner! McIntyre is free, he ELBOWS Kross, but Kross KROSS HAMMERS!! Kross says he told McIntyre! Kross laughs but fans boo as Kross kicks McIntyre around. Kross then climbs the cage. Fans boo but Scarlett cheers!

McIntyre springs to life! He hurries up after Kross and catches him at the top! McIntyre throws hands, drags Kross back in, for a SUPERPLEX! Fans lose their minds over that impact while both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as McIntyre and Kross stir. McIntyre stirs and heads for the door! The ref opens the door, and McIntyre is in the doorway, but Scarlett uses pepper spray! And even on the ref!! Kross grins and he crawls for the door now. Fans boo, Kross is almost there, but McIntyre LEAPS to anchor Kross! Kross panics! ANKLE LOCK!! Kross grabs at the steps but McIntyre drags him into the ring!

McIntyre has the hold but Kross BOOTS him away! Kross ROCKS McIntyre, McIntyre ROCKS Kross! Kross BOOTS McIntyre, but CLAYMORE!! But both men are down! Fans fire up as McIntyre stands. Scarlett closes the door, and locks it! “You can’t win, Drew!” McIntyre looks up at the cage, and climbs it! Scarlett didn’t think of that! McIntyre is at the top, but Scarlett unlocks the door for Kross! Kross crawls,  McIntyre climbs down, but McIntyre drops! McIntyre wins!!

Winner: Drew McIntyre, by escape

Kross can’t believe it! Time wasn’t on his side this time! And now, Kross and McIntyre are tied at one apiece! McIntyre gets this must-win, but will he and Kross go again one last time?

 

Another van arrives at the arena.

And this one is the Bloodline’s! Solo Sikoa opens the door for The Tribal Chief! He and the Usos head in, and Byron interviews them. What’s Roman’s response to Logan saying all it takes is one lucky punch? Roman gives no comment. Solo glares at Byron, then pushes the mic away. Paul Heyman also looks at Byron, and he mocks the phrase, “One lucky punch~!” And Logan’s brother, Jake, is here. Logan has steel pins in his hand, HBK taught him how to wrestle, but the greatest offensive player is also the greatest defensive player. Logan will never hit that “one lucky punch.” Will Heyman’s words come true tonight?

 

Six Man Tag: The OC VS The Judgement Day!

This feud has gotten very, very personal for AJ Styles and Finn Balor. The Prince is rolling with a new crew these days, but the Phenomenal One called in reinforcements from their past! Will the Good Brothers help Styles finally put Judgement Day in their place? Or will the Eradicator, Rhea Ripley, continue to be that ace up the Judgement Day’s sleeve?

The trios sort out and fans fire up already as we see Finn start against Karl Anderson. They circle, tie up, and Finn waistlocks. Karl switches, Finn elbows free, and Finn kicks low. Finn whips and puts Karl in the corner. Karl UPPERCUTS back! And again! And CHOPS! Karl scoops but Finn slips off to headlock. Karl powers out, things speed up, and Karl dropkicks legs out! Finn hurries away and he tags in Damian Priest. So Karl tags in Luke Gallows! Fans fire up as Big LG circles with the Punisher! They tie up, Priest headlocks, but Gallows powers out. They RAM shoulders and Priest staggers!

Fans rally, Gallows taunts Priest and Priest fakes running to ROCK Gallows! Priest fires off big hands, a CHOP, and he roars! Fans boo but Rhea applauds. Gallows puts Priest in the corner to fire off big body shots! Gallows UPPERCUTS Priest and Rhea is furious! Priest whips Gallows but Gallows comes back to LARIAT! Tag to Styles! Styles runs in but into a mule kick! Priest ROCKS Styles, CLUBS him, stomps him, then Dominik wants in! Priest tags and Dom runs in, into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Styles has Dom on ropes, he bumps him off buckles, and then he snapmares Dom to KICK him in the back!

Dom panics and wants mercy but fans chant, ‘Whose Your Daddy?” Styles ROCKS Dom, tags Karl, and the Machine Gun mugs Dom. Karl bumps Dom off buckles, then runs in to JUMP KICK! Tag to Styles, he runs in to forearm! Tag to Gallows, he runs in to SPLASH! Dom staggers, Gallows scoops with one arm, and he SLAMS Dom down! For a BIG elbow drop! Gallows puts Dom back in the corner, tags in Styles, and Styles stomps Dom down. Styles suplexes to BRAINBUSTER! Dom writhes and fans are fired up for Styles as he tags Karl back in. The OC double whip but Dom bails out! Fans boo but Styles just goes after Finn!

Styles and Finn brawl, Karl goes out after Dom, but Priest SUPERKICKS Karl down! The ref was too busy with Finn and Styles, and Rhea laughs as Dom comes out to fetch Karl. Dom puts Karl in the ring, covers, TWO! Dom rains down fists, and then he soaks up the heat. Fans boo as Dom tags to Priest. Priest drags Karl up to whip to ropes and he ELBOWS Karl down! Cover, TWO! Priest brings Karl up but Karl fires forearms. Priest blocks to BELL CLAP and BOOT! Priest runs in to back elbow! Tag to Finn, Priest hits a BROKEN ARROW, and Finn slingshot STOMPS! Tag to Dom, slingshot senton!

Tag to Finn, tag to Priest, and they hit Karl with a BACKBREAKER LEG DROP! Priest pushes Karl to a cover, TWO! Rhea argues the count but Priest keeps on Karl with a motorcycle stretch. Fans rally as Karl endures, but Priest CLUBS Karl on the back. Tag to Finn and Finn taunts Styles & Gallows with a Too Sweet. Finn snapmares Karl, CLUBS him then wraps on a chinlock. Karl endures, fans rally again, and Karl fights his way up. Finn leans on the hold, but Karl throws body shots. Karl reaches out but Finn keeps him away! Karl ROCKS Finn, reaches again, but Finn still keeps him back!

Karl ROCKS Finn again, reaches out again, but Finn whips him into the corner! Tag to Priest and Priest taunts the OC with a SUCK IT! But Karl UPPERCUTS Priest! He DECKS Finn, DECKS Dom, then BOOTS Priest! Karl leaps, but Priest catches him! Karl reaches again but still no tag! Priest tosses and ROCKS Karl, then he DECKS Gallows! Karl ducks the lariat to hit a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Finn runs in and Karl sends him out! But then Finn trips Styles! And RAMS him into barriers! Finn fires off haymakers then RAMS Styles into steel steps! Priest runs in, but Karl hits a SPINEBUSTER! Both men are down, and Gallows rises!

Fans fire up as Karl crawls, hot tag to Big LG! PRiest hurries to tag Dom, but Gallows storms up! Gallows TOSSES Dom in! Gallows runs to LARIAT Dom inside-out! Priest kicks but Gallows blocks to UPPERCUT and ROUNDHOUSE! Gallows runs in at Dom to back body block! Gallows keep smoving, LEAPING SHOULDER TACKLE! Finn returns, Gallows CLOBBERS him! Gallows scoops Dom to POWERSLAM him! Tag to Karl, the Good Brothers coordinate! But Priest stops Magic Killer! Priest LARIATS Gallows! Karl DUMPS Priest! Dom rolls Karl up! With tights! TWO!!

Dom runs, dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take him and Karl out! Fans rally up, and Styles is back! Karl and Dom crawl, hot tags to Styles and Finn! Fans erupt as Styles dodges to fire off a Phenomenal Blitz! LARIAT! SLIDING FOREARM! Priest returns but Style’s dodges to hit an atomic FACEBUSTER! Styles hurries to slingshot out and KNEE Dom down! Styles shoulders into Finn, slingshots up and over and keeps moving, but Finn gets around to dragon sleeper! Styles shifts into a fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Fans fire up as Styles brings Finn up and reels him in! But Finn RAMS Styles into a corner!

Finn shakes his head, but Styles hooks a leg! Roll, but roll through! Finn has the legs for a FIGURE FOUR! Styles endures, but Karl SENTONS Finn! Dom tosses Karl out, gives us Latino Heat, but he gets caught by Gallows! GALLOWS’ POLE! Priest BOOTS Gallows! Styles dodges Priest to PELE! Fans fire up as Finn runs in, gets around, ELBOW DROP DDT! Cover, TWO! Finn snarls, he drags Styles to a drop zone, and he goes up top! But Styles springs up to trip Finn up! Styles climbs up after Finn, but Dom anchors Styles’ foot! Karl runs in to CLUB Dom! Karl throws hands on Dom, Gallows and Priest get involved!

Double Electric Chairs as Priest has Karl and Gallows has Dom! Styles has Finn, SUPERPLEX AND DOUBLE ELECTRIC CHAIR DROPS!! Fans lose their minds over that one! “This is Awesome!” as Finn and Styles are still in the ring. Rhea coaches Finn, but Styles runs in corner to corner. Fin puts Styles out, but Styles ROCKS him! Styles prepares but Dom distracts! Rhea has Styles for an ELECTRIC CHAIR THROW to the apron! Rhea pushes Styles in and fans boo! Finn aims, SHOTGUNS Styles down, and then heads up top! COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgement Day wins!!

Winners: Judgement Day, by pinfall

Once again, Rhea is all the Judgement Day needs to tip the scales! Will the OC ever get a fair shot with her around?

 

Braun Strowman VS Omos!

This is literally the biggest match on the card, as we have 751 POUNDS just between the two! But will the Monster of All Monsters be a giant killer? Or will the Nigerian Giant derail the Strowman Express?

The bell rings and fans rally for Braun. Braun makes sure Omos hears it but Omos says those don’t matter. They step to each other, and Omos’ 7’3″ makes him the taller man. Braun says he has Saudi Arabia behind him, but Omos wants Braun to see how massive his hand is. Omos raises that massive hand up high, fans boo, and Omos wants Braun to hear that. Braun is game, and he reaches up to knuckle lock with Omos! The Test of Strength is on, but Omos has Braun on his knees! But Braun fights up! Omos KNEES low! Braun staggers away, Omos ELBOWS Braun in the corner! Omos says HE is the monster!

Omos climbs up on Braun, lets off as the ref counts, and then Omos whips Braun corner to corner hard! Braun falls and Omos says Braun’s gonna get this work! Braun stands, Omos runs in to SPLASH! Omos grins as he keeps Braun standing. Omos runs, and he BOOTS Braun down! “Look at me! I’m the only giant here!” Fans boo but Omos runs to KICK Braun in the side! Braun flops out of the ring! Omos dares Braun to do something, and Braun gets on the apron. Omos palms Braun’s head, but Braun HOTSHOTS him for it! Braun fires off big forearms, and he goes to scoop. Omos CLUBS Braun, and then scoops and SLAMS Braun!! Cover, ONE!!

Omos says Braun wants more, but then Braun SLAPS Omos! Braun stands to throw hands, and he tries to scoop again. Omos HEADBUTTS Braun away, then scoops again! Omos carries Braun around, then SLAMS him down! Omos is having fun throwing Braun around! Fans boo but Omos covers again, ONE!! Braun is still in this but Omos dares him to get up again. Braun crawls to a corner, Omos storms over and he ELBOWS Braun again. Omos CLUBS Braun, CLUBS him again, and CLUBS him again! The ref counts, Omos lets off, “Is this your giant?!” Omos TOSSES Braun away! Fans boo but Omos is doing what no one’s done to Braun before!

Omos grins and says this is easy. “I could do this in my sleep!” Omos drags Braun up, has a choke grip, but Braun clamps onto Omos! Fans fire up as the behemoths fight for control, and Bruan breaks free to fire off haymaker after haymaker! Omos wobbles! Braun throws more hands, he ROCKS Omos, then ROCKS him again! Omos wobbles, snarls, and he swings! Braun dodges, and then clotheslines Omos against ropes! Omos is too big, but Braun clotheslines again! Omos goes up and out!! Braun calls for it and fans fire up! The Strowman Express gets going, but Omos CLOBBERS him first!!

Omos hauls Braun into the ring, storms up on Braun, and Braun flounders. Omos dares Braun to “get your punk ass up.” Braun stands, staggers, and into the choke grip! But Braun powers up!! Braun pries those hands away, but Omos KNEES Low! Omos whips Braun to a corner, runs in again, but Braun dodges! Omos hits buckles, and Braun scoops!! MONSTER SLAM!! Cover, BRAUN WINS!!

Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall

The Nigerian Giant was so confident and so dominant, until he got hit with the slam! The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and that was true here! The Monster of All Monsters pulls it off, but will Omos want another round?

 

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The Brawling Brutes!

Jimmy & Jey have been tag team champions for 475 days and counting! They’re so close to breaking the New Day’s record setting reign, they can almost taste it! But will they taste bitter defeat at the hands of Ridge Holland & Pete Dunne? Or will the Brutes be the twos while #WeTheOnes?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and in Saudi Arabia, it’s FIGHT NIGHT!

The teams sort out and Jimmy starts with Dunne. Dunne dodges at the bell to DECK Jey! Then he rolls Jimmy, TWO!! Jimmy escapes but Dunne SNAP GERMANS! And STOMPS the hands! Jimmy ducks the buzzsaw and bails out to regroup with Jey. Fans chant “We Want Sami!” but he didn’t make the trip. The Brutes want the Usos to get in, but the Usos say Champion’s Advantage! They take their belts, but they get FLYING KNEES from Dunne! Dunne puts Jimmy in, wrenches the arm and twists the wrist! Dunne bends the fingers, isolates that arm, and he STOMPS it! Dunne then jumps on for a HOVERBOARD!

Jimmy endures, pushes Dunne down, then shakes the hand out. Jimmy CHOKES Dunne while the ref is busy with an angry Ridge. The ref counts now, Jimmy lets off, but Jey BOOTS Dunne! Jey tags in, The Usos split the wishbone! Dunne clings to ropes and drags himself to the corner. Jey is annoyed that fans want Sami, “You ain’t getting Sami!” Dunne hits Jey but Jey rains down fists! Jey stomps away, then he lets off to tag Jimmy. The Usos mug Dunne, Jimmy stalks Dunne to the corner, and he throws haymakers! Fans chant, “You’re Not Ucey!” but Jimmy smirks. Jimmy says, “UCE! OH!” Jimmy runs in, but into BOOTS!

Dunne goes up, reels Jimmy in, TORNADO DDT! Both men are down and fans rally as they crawl. Dunne and Jimmy hot tag Ridge and Jey! Ridge rallies on Jey with big shoulders! And a FLYING SHOULDER! Fans fire up as Jimmy runs in, into a scoop and SLAM! Ridge runs to SPLASH Jey! And then SPLASH Jimmy! And then SPLASH Jey again! And then back to Jimmy! Fans fire up with Ridge and he has both Usos up! DOUBLE BACK DROP! Fans fire up and Ridge hurries to cover Jey, TWO! Jey bails out and gets to the apron. But Ridge tears Jey’s shirt off! BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! The ref counts, but Ridge gets nine, until Jimmy drags Jey away.

Jimmy says no more of that, but then Ridge goes out! Ridge CLOBBERS Jey! But Jimmy DIVES into a haymaker! Ridge drags Jimmy to the steps, Dunne hurries over, and he STOMPS the arm! Payback on behalf of Sheamus! But Jey mule kicks, UPPERCUTS, but swings into a scoop! SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ridge keeps cool and fans rally back up. Ridge drags Jey up, but Jey ROCKS him with an uppercut! Tag to Dunne, Dunne ROCKS Jey! Jey ROCKS Dunne, the forearms go back and forth! Jey whips, Dunne stops himself and elbows back! Then Dunne goes up, he fakes Jey out, and then MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!!

Dunne knows he was close, he brings Jey up, but Jey UPPERCUTS! Ridge runs in but gets an elbow! Dunne CHOPS Jey, then gets help from Ridge. But Jimmy breaks that up! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! But Ridge HEADBUTTS! Jey SUPERKICKS! Dunne ENZIGURIS! Jey SUPERKICKS on the return! Tag to Jimmy and he goes up top! USO SPLASH into a TRIANGLE HOLD!! Dunne has Jimmy, and he bends the fingers! Jimmy reaches out, Jey tags in, and Jimmy deadlifts so Jey can SUPERKICK into the POWERBOMB! The Usos get the opposite corners now and climb up! DOUBLE UCE!! Cover, Ridge breaks it!!

Fans fire up as all four men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Jey and Dunne are stuck in the ring. Dunne sits up but Jey stands. Fans chant “UCEY! UCEY!” Jey wants Dunne to hear that. But then Dunne bends and SNAPS the fingers!! Tag to Ridge, Jimmy runs in but is sent right out! Ridge hurries to fireman’s carry, and Dunne keeps Jimmy out! WHITE NOISE!! Cover, TWO!!! Jey survives but Ridge goes out to help Dunne TOSS Jimmy over barriers! The Brutes hurry back over, Dunne tags in. Ridge hauls Jey up and scoops, ROUNDHOUSE NORTHERN GRIT!! Cover, JIMMY BREAKS IT! How’d he get back in time?!?

Fans are fired up again as all four men are down. Jey and Dunne stir, but Ridge and Jimmy meet on the apron. Fans fire up as the brawl is on both inside and out! Jey ROCKS Dunne, he and Jimmy DOUBLE SUPERKICK Ridge! Dunne ENZIGURIS Jey but Jimmy tags in! Dunne goes up, Jey SUPERKICKS! Jey climbs up, to SUPER ONE D!!!! Cover, The Usos win!!

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

The Brutes fought their hearts out for The Fella, but they couldn’t get it done! Jimmy & Jey hit the biggest One And Done ever, but will they still make history? Or will the New Day keep their promise and tear the Usos apart to preserve their record?

 

Raw Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Bianca Belair VS Bayley!

We saw Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai get the tag titles back for Damage Control, but now it’s about the Role Model getting hers. Will Bayley be better than the EST? Or will Bianca find a way to defy the odds like she did at Extreme Rules?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and only one will stand tall in this historic moment!

The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up for Bianca and Bayley is annoyed. They tie up, but Bayley KICKS, CLUBS, and whips! Bianca hits buckles hard, she’s down and that starts a count! Bianca kips up at 3 of 10! Bayley swings, misses, and Bianca scoop SLAMS! And then scoop SLAMS again! And then scoop SLAMS again! Bayley staggers up but Bianca tosses her out! Bayley is down so the count starts, and Bayley stands at 4. Bayley grabs a kendo stick from under the ring! Bayley slides in, swings, but misses! Bianca jumps the sweep, slips out to the apron and Bayley hits buckles!

Bianca ROCKS Bayley, runs her side to side and TOSSES her out! Bayley is down so the count starts. Bianca taunts Bayley, Bayley sits up at 4 and stands at 5. Bayley tells the fans to shut up, but Bianca eggs Bayley on. Bayley storms around, and she goes looking under the ring again. Bayley finds a chair! Bayley grins as she slides in, but Bianca dropkicks! Bayley dodges, swings, misses, Bianca dodges, and goes up to say kiss this. Bayley runs in, Bianca goes up and over to DROPKICK the chair into Bayley! Bayley is down and Bianca kips up again. The count is 5 but Bayley rolls outside to stand up.

Bianca eggs Bayley on, but now Bayley grabs a LADDER from under the ring! Bianca storms over but Bayley HOTSHOTS her away! Bayley gets that ladder up and into the ring. Fans want tables but Bianca PLANCHAS instead! Fans fire up and Bianca watches Bayley. The count is climbing, Bayley flounders up at 6 but Bianca is moving steel steps around. Bianca takes those apart, brings Bayley over, and she scoops Bayley. Bayley fights free and throws Bianca by her braid! Fans boo but Bayley storms up on Bianca to RAM her into barriers! Bayley stalks Bianca as they go to the ramp, and Bayley snap suplexes Bianca to the floor!

Bayley storms around while Bianca writhes. The count climbs, but Bayley already brings a chair over. Bayley sits the chair up, CLUBS Bianca, and then makes her take a seat. Bayley ROCKS Bianca, then gets up on the barrier. Shout out to the Charismatic Enigma with a LEAP off the barriers to CLOBBER Bianca off the chair!! Bianca is down, the count begins! Bianca stands at 6 but Bayley starts looking under the ring again. She brings out a TABLE! Fans love that! Bayley starts setting it up, she stomps Bianca, then she finishes standing the table up at ringside. The table is tricky, Bayley has to make sure it stays up, then she brings it closer to Bianca.

Bayley brings Bianca up, suplexes, but Bianca blocks! Bianca wrenches, ROCKS, and ROCKS Bayley more! They start going up the ramp! Bianca brings Bayley around to suplex Bayley to the ramp! Both women are down, the count is on both of them! Bianca staggers up at 4 but Bayley is still down at 6! Bayley stands at 8, Bianca grabs her and brings her around. But Bayley trips on the ramp. The ref checks Bayley, is her leg alright? Bianca wants Bayley to get up, but the ref has her stay back. Bayley manages to stand, and she ROCKS Bianca! It was all a ploy! Bayley CLUBS Bianca, and then she SWINGS the guard rail open into Bianca!

Bianca staggers away, Bayley puts Bianca in the ring, and Bayley brings a chair along. SMACK to Bianca’s back! Bianca drags Bianca around, puts the chair on her, and then climbs the corner. But Bianca stands to THROW the chair at Bayley! Bayley falls to the apron! Both women slowly stand, Bianca runs in, but into a HOTSHOT! Bayley hurries back over, drags Bianca out of the ring and puts her against the steps. Bayley SMACKS Bianca off the steps, then BOOTS the steps into Bianca! And then Bayley uses the ladder like a lid! The ref counts. Bianca has to wriggle her way up from the steps and push the ladder away.

Bayley SMACKS away on Bianca with the kendo stick! “Stay down!” Bayley smacks the steps for good measure. Then she dares Michael Cole to say something on commentary. Bianca is down as the count climbs and Bayley wants it faster. Bianca stands at 7, Bayley swings, but Bianca blocks! Bianca YANKS Bayley into the steps! Fans fire up as Bianca stands and picks up the top steps! The StrongEST has the steps over her head! And TOSSES them! Bayley avoids disaster, but not the SPINEBUSTER on the base steps!! Bayley writhes and the count begins! Bayley is still down at 5 of 10, but she flounders up onto the steps to stand at 8!

Bianca swings! Bayley dodges, the desk takes a hit, but Bayley runs all the way to the ramp. Bayley wants to get away but Bianca chases her down! They go up the ramp, and Bianca SMACKS Bayley! And SMACKS! And SMACKS! And SMACKS! The kendo stick is falling apart as Bianca SMACKS Bayley more and more! Bayley blocks one to BAYLEY2BELLY on the stage! Both women are down again and the count begins. The count reaches 5 of 10, Bayley staggers up at 7! Bianca rises at 9! But they both flop back over! Bayley gets up to stomp Bianca! Bayley then hurries off somewhere while Bianca slowly rises again.

Bianca is up before 10 but here comes Bayley with a ROAD CASE! She runs Bianca over and then has her in the case! The lid is closed as the count begins! The count is 6, Bayley holds the case closed, but Bianca BURSTS free! Bianca gets free of the case, and now she aims at Bayley! Bayley dodges, the case hits the tron! Bayley swings but into a torture rack! Bayley fights free, and she wrangles Bianca down into a CROSSFACE! A shoutout to The Legit Boss as Bianca flails and endures! Bayley wants Bianca to give in, and Bianca is fading! Bayley lets go to slap Bianca around, and then the count begins!

Bianca rolls around at 4 of 10 but she’s still down. Bianca manages to stand at 7, but where’s Bayley? Bianca falls over again, but now Bayley has a GOLF CART!! Ding dong? More like BEEP BEEP!! Bianca avoids the cart, then DROPKICKS Bayley out of the driver’s seat! Bianca drags Bayley back up and they brawl inside the cart! Bayley DECKS Bianca, then climbs up to the cart’s roof! But Bianca anchors Bayley and trips her up! Bianca climbs up, they brawl up top! Bianca rains down fists! Bianca then lets off so she can drag Bayley up and dribble her off the roof! Bianca then gets in the driver’s seat and backs it up!

Bianca goes driving down the ramp! Bayley freaks out but has to hold on! Bianca stops at the end, Bayley grabs at her braid, but Bianca uses that to TOSS Bayley off the cart and onto the table! But the table DOESN’T BREAK!? Maybe Bayley broke! A count starts but Bayley stands. Bianca puts Bayley up on the apron, hoists her up and turns around, to POWERBOMB Bayley through the table!! NOW it breaks!! The count begins and Bianca leaves Bayley behind! Bayley is down past 5, past 7, but sits up at 8! Bayley stands at 9.5!! Bianca can’t believe it! Bianca goes back out, she finds chair after chair and puts them all in the ring!

Bianca puts Bayley in the ring now and arranges the chairs. Did Bianca get an idea from SmackDown and Liv Morgan? Scoop SLAM on the chairs! Bayley is still down, Bianca puts some chairs on top of her. Bianca climbs up the corner and fans are freaking out already! 450 EST SPLASH onto ONLY chairs! Bayley moved in time to survive! The count starts, Bianca is down at 8, but drags herself up at 9.9!! Bayley CLOBBERS Bianca! Bayley opens the ladder and we saw this at Extreme Rules. Bianca staggers over, Bayley elbows her away. Bayley has the chair, she JAMS Bianca in the ribs! And SMACKS her on the back!

Bayley SMACKS Bianca again! Bayley points out the fans chanting her on now! She SMACKS Bianca again, then sits the chair up. Bayley SMACKS Bianca off the back of it! And then hooks her up, but Bianca blocks! Bianca torture racks Bayley, to KISS OF DEATH on the chair!!! Bayley writhes, Bianca puts her in the ladder! NUT CRACKER! Bianca pushes Bayley into the corner to trash her!! Bayley can’t get free as the count climbs! The count is past 8! Bayley gets free but TEN!! Bianca wins!

Winner: Bianca Belair (still Raw Women’s Champion)

The most savagely innovative match in a long time, and it’s the toughEST who wins out! How will DMG CTRL be able to take control if they don’t have the top belt?

 

The lights go out!

The “fireflies” are out as they anticipate his entrance. The music plays, the door is glowing and even smoky. The door opens, and out walks Bray Wyatt! Bray makes his way to the ring, blows the lantern out, and the spotlight is on him. Fans chant “Welcome Back!” as he gets the mic. “My name is Bray Wyatt. There was a time where I would’ve done just about anything to make sure that when you left this building tonight, you knew exactly who I am. Something a lot of you probably don’t know, but I come from a very prestigious family. A wrestling family. And some might say, they are even larger than life. And so, from the time I was a little child, all I ever wanted to be was great.

“But great wasn’t good enough. I had to be greater than the rest of them. I had to be the greatest of all of them! And so…” Fans chant, “Yes, You Are!” and Bray appreciates that. But that’s the point, right? He did what he thought he needed to do. He gave in. “I gave in so much that I made a monster of myself. And I wore that mask with pride. It didn’t take me long to understand that while I was wearing that mask, I no longer felt pain. I no longer could be afraid! In the mask, I was completely untouchable. And that type of thing, it feels good. Some might say sensations like that are just about impossible to quit.

“And that’s how I felt. I found myself in a kingdom of nothingness, sitting on an island by myself. And this monster I had made myself into, he destroyed me. He ran off everyone that I ever loved! So there I sat, alone, no one to love me, nowhere to run. Alone.” Fans chant, “We Love You!” Bray says that’s the thing, no one really loves him. They love the idea of him! The things that he’s capable of! “I don’t even love me! But this doesn’t have to be the ending of my story. That is not the man that I want to be remembered as. My name is Bray Wyatt. My name is BRAY WYATT! MY NAME IS BRAY WYATT!!! And I am here to rewrite the ending to my story.”

Fans cheer, but the tron starts up. “Why, why, why wear a mask? Hurt them. Why? It must hurt forcing yourself to be someone you’re not. You can fool them, but you can’t fool me. Do it. Hurt them. Who knows you better than I do? Do you think they’ll still love you if they knew the truth? They don’t deserve you. The truth is, you’re gonna go too far. You’re gonna give in. So why wait? Because when you do, just remember how good it feels. And oh, it’s gonna feel so good. So good. Do it. And if you’re worried about the aftermath, just don’t take the mask off. Tell me I’m wrong.” Uncle Howdy seems to see through Bray, but what is the truth?

 

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ The Bloodline VS Logan Paul w/ Jake Paul!

A career defining two years goes up against a career of only two matches. But the ImPAULsive Influencer has done more with that than just about anyone. He also has a heavy right hand thanks to metal pins inside it. Will that be all Logan Paul needs to completely flip the WWE upside-down? Or will Logan’s confidence come crumbling down the moment he steps onto the Island of Relevancy?

Roman of course takes his time, raising the belts at the ramp for the pyro. Roman and Heyman then go to the ring, and Roman raises the belts again for more pyro. The introductions are made, the belts are raised once more, and we see who is ACKNOWLEDGED in the end!

The bell rings and fans fire up as Logan stares down with Roman. They circle slowly, fans duel, but most are on Roman’s side. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Roman shoves Logan away. Roman grins and raises the finger. Fans are torn and that upsets Roman. Logan and Roman circle again, tie up and are in another deadlock. They go around, Logan manages to push Roman back but Roman turns it to put Logan in a corner. The ref calls the break as both men push at each other. Logan gets in Roman’s face, Roman shoves Logan, but Logan shoves back! Fans rally up, Roman and Logan circle again, and Roman is getting riled up by the fans.

Roman storms up, he waistlocks, but Logan switches. Logan hits a SLAM! Logan holds on, but Roman switches back to SLAM Logan! Logan staggers up, Roman waistlocks again, but Logan shifts to fireman’s carry takeover! Logan is outwrestling Roman, but Roman DECKS Logan with an uppercut! Fans are torn as Longa stands. Roman dodges the haymaker and slips out of the ring. Is Roman worried about that metal loaded hand? Heyman cools Roman off, and Roman takes a stroll around the way. Roman gets a drink of water, swaggers and smiles, and he takes time to high-five some fans. Roman then goes back to the ring and he wants the fans to hush a bit.

Roman and Logan reset, Logan tells Roman to stop running away. Logan and Roman circle, tie up, and Roman gets a clinch! Roman puts Logan in a corner, Logan fights but the ref calls the ropebreak. Roman gets a cheap body shot in! Roman whips and elbows Logan down! Roman paces around, toying with Logan now. Roman drags Logan up, snap suplexes and covers, ONE!! Roman grins but he might be taking Logan easy here. Logan stands, Roman CLUBS him down. Fans rally and duel but Roman is confused. Roman brings Logan up to back suplex, but Logan lands on his feet! Logan throws body shots! Roman headlocks, Logan powers out but Roman runs him over!

Things speed up, Logan leap frogs and hip tosses Roman down! Roman is shocked, but Logan runs in to clothesline Roman out! Logan fires up and Heyman is shocked! Roman is still steadying himself but Logan goes out after him! Logan runs in, into a kick from Roman! Roman whips Logan over the barriers! Logan is in the timekeeper’s area and Roman grins. Roman raises the finger, #HeTheOne, but then he turns around into a CROSSBODY! Logan evens things with agility, and he drags Roman up and into the ring. Heyman is worried as Logan aims from the apron. Logan slingshots to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!!

Roman survives Logan’s Buckshot and gets to a corner. Logan goes to the other, he runs in corner to corner, but Roman puts him on the apron. Logan HOTSHOTS Roman back! Logan jumps right up, springboards, into an UPPERCUT! Roman takes Logan out of the sky but Roman is down as he sputters. Heyman shouts, “Rise up, My Tribal Chief! You are the Head of the Table! You are the Greatest of All Time!” Fans rally up as both men slowly rise. Roman stands while Logan crawls, and Roman stomps Logan down. Roman stomps Logan again, fans sing and chant but Roman wants them to quiet down.

Roman stomps Logan around more, drags Logan up and gets around to a BIG back suplex! Roman drags Logan from the ropes to then cover, ONE!! Logan is still hanging tough and Roman is almost amused. Roman mocks the fans cheering Logan on and then he clamps on a chinlock. Logan endures but Roman squeezes tight. Logan fights, fans rally, but Roman says, “I got him, I got him.” Roman leans on the hold and he grinds Logan down. Logan still fights and gets up to his feet. Logan throws body shots! Roman throws Logan into the corner! Roman fires off the point-blank lariats! Roman goes all the way to TEN, then runs side to side, to LEAPING LARIAT! Cover, ONE?!?

Roman can’t believe Logan is still kicking out that early. “This is Awesome!” as Roman stands up again. Roman looms over Logan, drags him up, and CLUBS him down. Roman smirks and brings Logan up into a camel clutch! Logan endures, gets one arm free but Roman keeps the other. Roman says he’s gonna put an end to this. “Ain’t no more YouTubers coming over here anymore.” Logan moves around, fights up, but Roman shifts to a chinlock. Logan throws body shots but Roman CLUBS him! Roman catches his breath, whips corner to corner, then he runs in. Logan dodges and Roman hits buckles! Logan gut wrench SLAMS Roman!

Both men are down again and Heyman can’t believe it! Fans rally up again as both men stir. Logan and Roman sit up, they head for each other, and Logan throws body shots! Roman swings, misses, and Logan LARIATS! And then throws an elbow! Roman staggers, into a scoop! But Roman fights free, shoves Logan to a corner, but Logan elbows back! Logan goes up, leaps, BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Roman is still in this and Heyman breathes easier. Roman rolls away to a corner, but Logan stands up and gets his legs moving. Logan storms over, but Roman kicks low! Roman powers Logan around to whip, but Logan SUPERMAN PUNCHES!!

Both men are down as Logan hits Roman with one of his own moves! Heyman is panicking again and he coaches Roman. But Logan kips up! Logan fires up, paces around, and he goes to a corner! Fans are thunderous as Roman stands, and Logan leaps, CROSSBODY! Then a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Roman survives again and Heyman is stunned! Logan is still confident, he feels it coming. Logan claps and some fans join in. The rest boo but Logan tunes up the band! He was trained by HBK, here’s one for Shawn! SWEET CHIN- NO, Roman blocks, reels Logan in, URENAGE!! Cover, TWO!!!

Logan survives Roman’s take on The Rock Bottom! Roman and Logan are both down, Heyman is speechless but the fans rally up again. Roman goes to a corner and raises his hand. But Logan stands, too! Roman locks ‘n’ loads, but Logan dodges to counter punch! BIG HAYMAKER!! Roman staggers, Heyman freaks out, SUPERMAN PUNCH FROM LOGAN!! Cover, TWO!!! Roman survives that “lucky” punch again! Roman checks if his jaw is still there, and he manages to get to the apron. Logan grabs at Roman but Roman flops to the floor. Logan goes out after Roman, and he clears off the announce desk!

Fans fire up as Logan drags Roman up and puts him on the desk. Logan then high-fives his boys at ringside, and he films Roman with a smartphone. Logan goes up into the ring, he films the fans as they fire up, and Logan climbs up the corner. VLOGGING FROG SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE!!! Fans lose their minds as Logan and Roman are down in the wreckage! The Usos rush out to check on Roman, and then talk trash on Logan’s boys. Logan’s boys talk trash back but get dragged into ringside! The Usos mug the entourage, and then RAM them into barriers! They put one in the ring, and Jey SUPERKICKS him down!

Jimmy puts the other in the ring, Jey drags him around and then feeds him, to a SUPERKICK from Jimmy! The entourage is dumped out and the ref reprimands, but here comes JAKE! Logan’s brother promised to be here to back him up and here he is! Jake storms right to the ring, the Usos dare him to do something. Jake DECKS Jey! He dodges Jimmy and DECKS him! Jake fires up, locks ‘n’ loads his own fist, and he shouts to Logan. Logan gets up, puts Roman in the ring, and the brothers high five. Logan goes up the corner, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Roman survives again! Jake argues the count but that was still not enough!

Fans rally and duel as Logan crawls after Roman. But here comes SOLO! The Paul Brothers forgot there was one more brother from the Bloodline! Solo storms down to the ring and Jake stands in his way. Jake loads up, but the rest of the refs show up to stop this. Even Adam Pearce and the officials stop this! But the Usos lurk up on Jake! Logan FLIES to take out the Usos! Jake helps Logan up and Jake watches everyone else. Logan hurries back in, but Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES Logan!! Roman goes to the corner, “OOOAH~!” SPEAR!!! Cover, Roman wins!!

Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall (still Undisputed WWE Universal Champion)

Logan Paul came the closest anyone, and certainly anyone with only three matches in his WWE career, has ever come! But the numbers game continues to be in the Tribal Chief’s favor as his cousins beat Logan’s boys. The reign continues into 797 days! Will Roman reach historic heights with his Bloodline always behind him?


My Thoughts:

A great Crown Jewel here, and visually one of the better because they introduced these drones with LEDs on them and they did these really awesome displays in the sky for entrances. But that aside, also some surprises in the results. Lashley VS Lesnar was a really good opener, a lot of ebb and flow, but Lesnar snatching that victory surely means we get a tiebreaker. I feel like they could go again for the Royal Rumble, but maybe they’ll go even sooner and have it be Survivor Series in three weeks. Either way, that tiebreaker could go either way, but as I was saying on Raw, Lashley should win it. Lesnar gets very little winning this when he’s already had a Universal title match with Roman and lost. Lashley winning can get him up to the Universal title, or at least back to a midcard title, by WrestleMania time.

Another surprise was DMG CTRL winning the belts back so soon while Bayley doesn’t win against Bianca. I thought it would go the other way for those matches so that there wouldn’t be any “hot potato” with the titles. But we get great matches from both women’s titles, especially that Last Woman Standing. That had to have been the most creative Last Person Standing match anywhere ever. And Nikki Cross screwing over Alexa & Asuka was another great surprise, but it’s not clear if she joined DMG CTRL or is just doing her own stuff. I still think Survivor Series: WarGames should be Winners Take All, but maybe Nikki brings in “Doudrop” Piper Niven and a third member?

Really good cage match, especially given it was a cage match and those still feel used up. As such, of course Scarlett gets involved, but it was clever that she forgot escaping the cage means more than just the door. But like with Lesnar and Lashley, we’ll surely get another match. That will probably be at Survivor Series, but not in a WarGames match. It might even be another stipulation, but it really should just have “Scarlett is banned from ringside.” The Six Man Tag was really good, but of course Rhea was the reason Judgement (or I guess Judgment) Day won again. She had the same hairstyle Beth Phoenix had, that’s definitely a sign Beth is returning to have a match with her.

Braun VS Omos was really good stuff, and Omos really got to show he can talk trash and do stuff without a manager. But Braun wins out with one powerslam to establish the strength of that move. Who knows if this is just the beginning of a series, but I can’t be sure where either guy goes next. Bray Wyatt had another really good promo with Uncle Howdy, though it didn’t really add that much other than Bray establishing his real-life family’s wrestling history. But I suppose this was a good chance to move the story forward another step. And it’s also curious but I think Howdy was wearing the other mask of “Uncle Harper.” I wonder if Bray enters his Three Faces of Foley phase here, being Bray, Howdy and Harper.

And of course, great stuff out of the Bloodline. Great tag match of Usos and Brutes, the Brutes looked awesome, but I had a feeling the Usos would retain here. And with the Universal Championship, of course the Bloodline helped Roman win by distracting Logan, but even so, Logan Paul looked great here. Like him or not, Logan Paul has the athletic ability and the charisma to be a great wrestler. I don’t know if Jake’s going to stick around, but I wouldn’t be surprised if WWE tries to rope the Paul brothers into something tag team related.

My Score: 8.8/10


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

The Czar and… HIM!

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NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Ilja Dragunov confronts Carmelo Hayes face to face!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

Ilja Dragunov is here!

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

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

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

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

 

NXT Media catches up with Ava Raine.

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

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

 

Kelani Jordan VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Kiana James, by pinfall

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

 

NXT shares footage from after last week’s show.

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

 

The Good Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Good Brothers, by pinfall

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

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

 

Ava Raine is on the phone.

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

 

Roxanne Perez VS Jakara Jackson w/ Lash Legend!

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Roxanne Perez, by submission

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

 

Thea Hail talks with Jacy Jayne & Jazmyn Nyx.

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

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

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

 

The Wolf Dogs are backstage.

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

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

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

 

DIJAK VS Luca Crusifino!

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

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

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

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

Winner: Dijak, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Noam Dar & Oro Mensah.

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

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

 

Lyra Valkyria is here!

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

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

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

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

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

 

Brooks Jensen confronts Oba Femi!

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

 

Backstage interview with Carmelo Hayes.

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

 

Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Lexis King!

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Von Wagner, by pinfall

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

 

Tatum and Lyra regroup backstage.

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

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

 

Dijak argues with Ava.

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

 

Gigi Dolin VS Jaida Parker w/ OTM!

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Jaida Parker, by pinfall

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

 

Waves are rolling in.

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Roadblock!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Dar: 0; Dempsey: 1

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

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

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

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

Dar: 0; Dempsey: 1

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

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

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

Dar: 0; Dempsey: 1

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

Dar: 1; Dempsey: 1

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

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

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

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

 

NXT Media catches up with Shawn Spears.

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

 

Ilja Dragunov is back in the ring!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.8/10


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Andrew’s TNA Xplosion Results & Match Ratings: 2.22.2024

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

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

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

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

 

Ratings:

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

 

Results:

Mike Bailey vs Jai Vidal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overall Score: 5.5/10

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

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


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