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Mitchell’s WWE Backlash Results & Report! (5/6/23)

Backlash lives Boricua!



Just how bad is Bad Bunny?

WWE Backlash is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a hometown hero takes on a hometown villain! Will Bad Bunny get payback on former friend, Damian Priest?


  • Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky; Bianca wins and retains the title.
  • Seth Rollins VS Omos w/ MVP; Rollins wins.
  • WWE United States Championship Triple Threat: Austin Theory VS Bobby Lashley VS Bronson Reed; Theory wins and retains the title.
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley VS Zelina Vega; Rhea wins and retains the title.
  • San Juan Street Fight: Bad Bunny VS Damian Priest; Bunny wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn VS The Bloodline; The Bloodline wins.
  • Cody Rhodes VS Brock Lesnar; Cody wins.


It’s the Backlash Kickoff Show!

Join Jackie Redmon, Matt Camp and Pete Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action in San Juan, Puerto Rico!


“Listen…” Bad Bunny says the Backlash is coming.

When Bunny was a boy, he dreamt of something bigger, badder, louder. Tonight, on his island, revenge is the soundtrack. Between the American Nightmare and The Beast. Between The Bloodline and their problems. And between Bad Bunny and Damian Priest. Because sometimes, it feels good to be bad. Who suffers the backlash of their actions?


Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair VS Iyo Sky!

San Juan fires up for the RawEST, but will she be the longEST reigning women’s champion of this modern era? Or will the Evil Genius find a way to beat even the EST of WWE?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the B E S T!

The bell rings and the fans are fired up already. They circle, feel things out, tie up, and Bianca powers Sky back. The ref counts the break but Sky turns things around, only for Bianca to push Sky back. Fans rally up, Bianca wrenches Sky but Sky spins and wrenches back. Bianca powers the hold into a scoop! Sky kicks and fights free, but Bianca headlocks for a takeover! Sky moves around, Bianca shakes the headscissors off, but Sky pushes her into the hold. Bianca kips free and wags her finger. Sky headlocks for her own takeover, but Bianca headscissors! Sky moves around and kips free!

Fans fire up but Bianca trips Sky to a cover, TWO! Sky tries to roll Bianca but Bianca handsprings through. Bianca runs Sky over, taunts Sky, then runs. Sky drops., Bianca handsprings over, but Sky ducks ‘n’ dodges and handsprings back! Bianca dodges, pops Sky up but Sky victory rolls! Bianca gets away, elbows from a corner, then goes up to go over! And DROPKICK! Bianca eggs Sky on but fans are starting to boo Bianca. Bianca scoops and SLAMS Sky, then eggs her on. Bianca scoops again for another SLAM! Fans rally for Sky as Bianca scoops again, and Sky fights free! Sky fishhooks Bianca’s face!

Sky gets to the apron and HOTSHOTS an arm! Sky then goes up and reels Bianca in by her hair! Sky HANGING STRAITJACKET STRETCHES! The ref counts, Sky lets off at 4, and then stands up. DOUBLE STOMP to an arm! Bianca flounders and writhes and fans rally behind Sky. Sky grins, storms up and gets the bad arm! Sky wraps it on ropes but Bianca kicks her away. Sky comes back with stomps, then she wraps the arm around ropes again. The ref counts, Sky lets go at 4, and fans rally. Sky gets Bianca’s arm, wrenches and top wristlocks. Bianca endures, powers Sky back, but Sky throws Bianca down!

Sky has the top wristlock on the mat but Bianca kicks around. Bianca rolls back, stands up, and she scoops to SLAM Sky! Bianca shakes out the bad arm and brings Sky up. Bianca whips, Sky reverses and hammerlocks the arm to fire off forearms! Bianca blocks the lift but fans rally behind Sky. Sky pulls on the bad arm, and RAMS Bianca into buckles! Bianca flounders again and Sky stalks her. Sky grabs the bad arm, fans sing for “I~YO! I~YO!” Sky uses a dragon sleeper to drag Bianca down, then she turns Bianca over for knee drops on the arm! Bianca writhes, fans rally, and Sky watches Bianca go to the corner.

Sky stomps Bianca, CLUBS her, puts her back in the corner, and she goes corner to corner. Fans fire up, all aboard, but Bianca avoids the double knees! Sky comes back but into an ELBOW! Sky tries again, but Bianca slips out! Sky hits buckles, Bianca shoulders in and jumps to chicken wing! But Sky victory rolls, STOMP 182! Fans fire up with the Genius and she covers, TWO! Bianca is the toughEST for a reason, but Sky keeps her cool. Sky sits Bianca up to forearm, but Bianca gives it back! Sky throws another shot, Bianca gives it back! Sky forearms, Bianca forearms, then Bianca gest the edge!

Bianca fires off shot after shot, shoves but sky dodges to tilt-o-whirl, only for Bianca to block! BACKBREAKER! Both women are down and fans fire up! Bianca goes to a corner and fans rally as Sky stirs. Sky stands, Bianca runs in, and Bianca rallies with clotheslines! And a DROPKICK! Bianca brings Sky around, suplexes, stalls then SLAMS her down! Bianca kips up and fans are torn! Sky goes to a corner, Bianca runs in and RAMS into Sky! Bianca climbs up, and she rains down fists! Fans count all the way to DIEZ, but Sky shoves Bianca away! Sky goes up but Bianca ROCKS her first!

Bianca trophy lifts Sky off the corner, even with the bad arm! Then with ONE arm! SLAM!! Sky checks her face, Bianca handsprings to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Sky survives and Bianca can’t believe it! The fans are thunderous, though, as the Evil Genius shows her own toughness! Bianca drags Sky up, scoops again, but Sky slips out to get the bad arm in a hammerlock! Bianca snapmares free with the good arm, runs in, but hits buckles! Sky then ROCKS Bianca, ROCKS again, and again! Sky wrenches the bad arm, knuckle locks, and she goes up, up and HOTSHOTS the arm!

Bianca staggers away, fans fire up and Sky takes aim! SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK! Bianca flops all the way out but Sky kips up! San Juan is thunderous again as Sky goes up the corner! But Bianca shoves her back down! Bianca grits her teeth, climbs up top herself, and 450EST onto KNEES! AND CROSSFACE!!! Sky has Bianca caught but Bianca moves around! Bianca breaks the hold, slips around, and brings Sky up, but Sky turns it into a FACEBUSTER!! Sky pushes Bianca over for a cover, TWO!!! Sky is beside herself and pulls at her hair, but the fans are loving this all the same!

Bianca and Sky go to opposite corners. Fans fire up, because all aboard the SHINKANSEN! And then Sky underhooks the arms, TIGER- NO, Bianca slips out to chicken wing! But Sky victory rolls, but the stomps miss this time! Bianca spins Sky around, torture racks, but Sky ARM-DRAGS free! Bianca falls out of the ring and fans fire up as Sky rises! Bianca trips Sky first, but Sky BOOTS her away! Sky hurries out after Bianca, tosses her to the ropes and KNEES her in the stomach! Bianca sputters and Sky says time to fly! Sky goes up the corner, Bianca stands, ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit!

Sky fires up while the fans lose their minds! Sky puts Bianca in, covers, TWO!!! Bianca is still the toughEST, and Sky wonders what she has to do to end this. Bianca crawls to a corner, Sky runs in to RAM into her! And again, and again! Sky puts Bianca up, “This is Awesome!” as she climbs up to join her. But Bianca shoves Sky down! Sky tumbles to the apron, but hurries back up. SHOTEI! Sky climbs again, stands, and SUPER- NO! Bianca blocks the Steiner to drag Sky up! Sky keeps trying, Bianca keeps blocking! Bianca stands up for a SUPER POWERBOMB!!!! But she has to crawl to the cover!! TWO!!!!

San Juan is electric and this is just the beginning of Backlash! Bianca is beside herself, what can she do to end this? Wait, here comes DMG CTRL! Bayley & Dakota couldn’t help themselves, but Bianca swipes at them! Sky gets the hair! Bianca uses it to reel Sky in and ROCK her! Then torture rack! But Dakota distracts! Bianca SMACKS her with Sky’s feet! But Sky SUNSET FLIPS through!! TWO!?!? Bianca escapes and even she is shocked! Bianca staggers around, hurries after Sky, but Bayley reaches out to her. Bianca drags Bayley in! To TOSS her into ropes and out of the ring! The ref reprimands, Dakota GAMANGIRIS Bianca!!

Sky hurries up top, but Bayley is holding Bianca’s hair! The ref stops her, OVER THE MOONSAULT flops!! Torture rack! KISS OF DEATH!!! Cover, Bianca wins!!!

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

DMG CTRL tried to help Sky, but it might’ve backfired! Bianca sets history as THE longEST reigning women’s champion in this era! Will Sky have something to say about Bayley doing too much?


Bad Bunny prepares in a private room.

Rey Mysterio checks in on him. This match tonight is going to be big, Rey is proud of Bunny. Bunny thanks Rey for that, and Rey says he brought a friend. SAVIO VEGA! Bunny is amazed to see him here, and he is gifted a Puerto Rican flag kendo stick. Savio says that Bunny is gonna represent tonight! Will Bunny brand Priest with that kendo stick?


Seth Rollins VS Omos w/ MVP!

The Visionary wants to prove he is worthy of the NEW WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and that means proving he can take on and defeat anyone put against him. Will Rollings be able to #BurnItDown in Puerto Rico? Or will the Nigerian Giant be the one heading for the title?

Rollins revels in the fans singing “OH~ OHH~ OHHHH~!” for him. After a few times through, Omos BOOTS Rollins! Fans boo but the ref reprimands Omos. The ref then checks on Rollins, and Rollins scowls. Rollins throws off his jacket, the bell rings and Omos CLOBBERS Rollins! Omos mocks the fans, then he runs at the corner to SPLASH! Rollins falls over and MVP is enjoying this. Omos stands on Rollins but the ref counts. Omos steps off at 4, the fans keep singing, but Omos whips Rollins to a corner hard! Rollins falls back and Omos pretends he can’t hear the fans. Fans boo but Omos storms up on Rollins.

Omos stands Rollins up, but Rollins HOTSHOTS him! Rollins springboards, but Omos body shots him out of the air! Omos mockingly conducts the choir and fans boo again. Omos drags Rollins up, puts him in the corner, and he SQUEEZES Rollins’ head! The ref counts, Omos brings Rollins out of the corner to SHOVE out of the ring! Omos again mocks the choir but the fans boo. MVP taunts Rollins but Rollins snarls at him. Omos goes out to scoop Rollins, carry him around, but Rollins fights free to POST Omos! Rollins gets in the ring, builds speed, and Rollins DIVES! Direct hit but Omos just staggers!

Rollins gets in again, keeps moving, and DIVES, into Omos’ hands! APRON CHOKE SLAM! Fans boo but MVP says that’s how it’s done! Omos drags Rollins up, talks trash, and scoops him to trophy lift! Omos TOSSES Rollins into the ring! Rollins flounders to the far side as Omos storms back in. Rollins staggers up and Omos scoops him again, to SNAKE EYES! And then a BOOT! Omos talks more trash but the fans keep singing. Omos soaks up the heat while Rollins sits up in a daze. Omos drags Rollins up, scoops him, but Rollins slips into a SLEEPER! But Omos TOSSES Rollins away! Omos runs in, blocks a boot, but not the ENZIGURI!

Rollins hurries to springboard, FLYING KNEE! Omos staggers around so Rollins KICKS away on the legs! Omos shoves Rollins, Rollins ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks the legs out! SUPERKICK! Rollins reels Omos in, underhooks the arms, but Omos powers out with a back drop! Omos was kneeling and that was still a powerful toss! Rollins crawls to a corner, Omos runs in, but Rollins moves! Omos hits the buckles! Fans rally up and Rollins SMACKS Omos off the post! Omos staggers, Rollins goes up, and Rollins reels Omos in for a TORNADO DDT! Rollins hurries back up the corner while Omos is down!

Fans fire up and Rollins FROG SPLASHES!! Cover, ONE?!?! Omos tosses Rollins away and Rollins is shocked! But MVP fires up and coaches Omos back up. Rollins winds up and throws forearms while Omos is still kneeling! But Omos choke grips! Rollins breaks free to ROLLING ELBOW! Rollins goes up a corner, FLYING FOREARMS! Omos is down and fans fire up again! Rollins aims from a corner as Omos sits up again, CURB- NO! Omos blocks with pure strength! Omos choke grips, and CHOKE SLAMS! Cover, TWO!!! Rollins survives and MVP is the one shocked! Omos scowls and he looms over Rollins.

Omos waits as Rollins rises. MOUNTAIN- NO, Rollins fights free of the grip! Omos shoves, scoops, but Rollins slips into the SLEEPER! Omos RAMS Rollins into buckles! Rollins goes up to get the SLEEPER again! Omos flails, reaches, slaps at Rollins but he’s fading already! Rollins squeezes tight, but Omos gets a second wind! Omos brings Rollins around, SIDEWALK SLAM! Both men are down and Rollins crawls to a corner. Fans rally but MVP gets on the apron. The ref tells MVP to get down, but Rollins runs in, to CURB STOMP!! And then he SUPERKICKS MVP down!! And then Rollins reloads!

Omos sits up again, CURB STOMP!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Omos survives after taking multiple stomps!? Rollins is even more shocked than before! The fans keep singing, and Rollins watches as Omos sputters and sits up again. Rollins goes to the apron, then climbs up the corner. Fans fire up and Rollins FLYING STOMPS!!!! Cover, ROLLINS WINS!!

Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall

San Juan serenades Seth with his song, and the Visionary is rolling towards Raw! Will it be almost guaranteed that Rollins takes the new World Heavyweight Championship?


WWE United States Championship Triple Threat: Austin Theory VS Bobby Lashley VS Bronson Reed!

The Now has been riding high on his WrestleMania Hollywood win over John Cena, though don’t bring up that he cheated to do it. But Theory has only ever survived The All Mighty, and now there’s the wild card of Auszilla! Will Theory no longer be golden? Or will he find a way to survive two behemoths at once?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the numbers spell disaster for Theory at Backlash!

The bell rings and Theory rushes Lashley, only to get run over! Lashley fires off in a corner, but then Reed goes after Lashley. Lashley fires off on Reed now, then clotheslines int he corner! Theory runs in, but into an ELBOW! Lashley RAMS Theory into a corner, then sends him at Reed. LARIAT DDT COMBO! Lashley stands tall and fans fire up! Lashley brings Reed up, but Reed wrenches and swings, into the full nelson! But Theory slingshot somersault and SHOTGUNS them both! Theory shoves Reed out so he can rain down fists on Lashley! Fans boo but Theory talks a lot of trash to Lashley.

Theory drags Lashley up, flexes, but Lashley suplexes! Fans fire up as Lashley holds Theory up, with one arm! And then Lashley SLAMS Theory down! Theory flounders to ropes, but Reed returns. Lashley runs in, Theory dodges then trips Lashley, and Reed SPLASHES Lashley down! Theory smiles, and he tells Reed to keep on him. Reed whips Lashley to a corner, SPLASHES, and then Theory adds a clothesline! Theory and Reed work together to mug Lashley! Fans boo but then Theory and Reed coordinate. Theory snapmares Lashley, sits him up, and Reed ROLLING CANNONBALLS!

Theory stomps Lashley, he and Reed drag Lashley back up and put him in a corner. Theory tells Reed to follow his lead. Theory clotheslines Lashley, but Reed CLOBBERS Theory! Theory’s mouth got him in trouble and Reed clotheslines Theory in a corner! But then Lashley MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTERS Reed!! And then he MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTERS Theory!! Theory staggers, into a SPEAR!! Cover, Reed drags Lashley off it! They are outside the ring, Reed dodges to SUPERKICK!? Reed hurries up the apron, then the ropes, to VADER BOMB!! Direct hit and down goes Lashley!

Reed drags Lashley up, puts him in the ring, and he climbs the corner. Fans rally, but Theory trips Reed up! No tidal wave just yet! Theory hurries in, drags Lashley up, fireman’s carries, A-TOWN- NO!! Lashley slips out, gets half the nelson! Then the full! HURT LOCK!!!! Theory flails, reaches out, but he’s so red right now! Theory powers up, goes to ropes, and pushes back! Cover, TWO!! TSUNAMI!!! Cover, THEORY BREAKS IT!! All three men are down and fans fire up! The three men stir, Theory stands first and he hobbles over. Theory brings Reed up, but Reed pushes back. Theory ELBOWS then ROCKS Reed!

SOMERSAULT BLOCKBUSTER! Theory calls his shot, but is he serious!? Theory fireman’s carries Reed!? But Reed slips off to ripcord and POWERSLAM! Theory flounders and Reed roars! Fans fire up as Reed goes up the corner. MOONSAULT FLOPS as Theory moves! SPEAR from Lashley!! But Theory TOSSES Lashley out!! Cover on Reed, Theory wins!!!

Winner: Austin Theory, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)

Theory survives again!! Lashley is furious with how close he was, but will The Now always find a way to stay The Now?


SmackDown Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley VS Zelina Vega!

The Eradicator took Queen Charlotte’s throne at WrestleMania, but La Muneca is the inaugural Queen of the Ring. Puerto Rico is Zelina’s homeland, but will she reign again? Or is nothing going to stop Rhea Bloody Ripley now?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is mami now!

The bell rings and everyone is behind Zelina. Rhea is a bit upset by that, but she just glares at Zelina. Rhea says all these people are going to be disappointed, but they boo. Rhea rushes in, Zelina dodges, and Rhea fumes again. Fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” but Rhea creeps on up Zelina. Zelina jukes but gets caught, only to slip away to the apron! Zelina shoulders in, then gets the CHANCLA!! Everyone knows what that is! Zelina TOSSES it at Rhea! Rhea rushes at Zelina, Zelina dodges and WRECKS her with a dropkick! Zelina puts Rhea in, goes up the corner, and leaps to RANA, but Rhea blocks!

Reha brings Zelina up, to POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Zelina survives but Rhea soaks up all the heat. Rhea tells San Juan to “SUCK IT!” Rhea CLUBS Zelina, mocks Zelina’s family and then SLAMS Zelina down. Fans rally up and Zelina throws hands but Rhea CLUBS her down. Rhea bumps Zelina off buckles and insults the fans. Rhea RAMS into Zelina again and again, then lets off as the ref counts. Rhea whips Zelina corner to corner hard and Zelina falls. Rhea gives some Latina Heat but the fans boo. Rhea tells them to “SUCK IT!” again! But then Zelina fires off forearms! Rhea knees low then whips Zelina hard into another corner!

Fans boo but Rhea storms up on Zelina. Rhea stands Zelina up, talks trash, and whips her corner to corner again. Zelina bounces off buckles and Rhea smirks. Rhea picks Zelina up out of the corner, carries her around, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans rally again but Rhea CLUBS Zelina, gut wrenches, and Canadian Racks! She puts Zelina in a modified Gory Especial! Rhea mocks the “Boricua!” chants, and she bends Zelina back! Zelina endures, even as Rhea thrashes her around. Rhea continues to taunt the fans, but Zelina slips free! Rhea blocks the whip, reverses, and then runs in, but Zelina dodges! Rhea POSTS herself!

Fans fire up as Rhea grits her teeth. Rhea crawls towards Zelina, brings her up, but Zelina fires forearms! Zelina dodges the retaliation to fire off more forearms! But Rhea TOSSES Zelina to a corner! Zelina blocks and fires off more shots! Zelina runs to LARIAT! Rhea wobbles, Zelina LARIATS again! Rhea is still up, and she HEADBUTTS back! Rhea grins and says she’s smarter than that. Rhea pump handles, RIP- DDT!!! The same counter as a couple weeks ago! Fans fire up as Rhea ends up on ropes, and Zelina dials it up! 619!!! Rhea flounders and Zelina goes up the corner! Latina Heat before the METEORA!! Cover, TWO!!!

Fans can’t believe it but Rhea is still in this! Zelina is also beside herself, and she fires off forearms! But she runs into an EDDY GORDO KICK! Rhea drags Zelina up, pump handles, RIPTIDE!!! Cover, Rhea wins!

Winner: Rhea Ripley, by pinfall (still SmackDown Women’s Champion)

Zelina gave it all she had, but the reign continues! Will anyone ever stop Rhea from running the division? As for Zelina, she stands back up, and Puerto Rico cheers her on. This may be a loss in the ring, but this will always be a win in her heart. When and where will Zelina go for gold again?


San Juan Street Fight: Bad Bunny VS Damian Priest!

Former friends, former tag team partners even, but they’ve been torn apart because of the Judgment Day. Bunny was just doing the right thing, but he ended up on Priest’s bad side. Will the Punisher put Bunny down once and for all? Or will nothing stop the hometown hero from beating the bad guy?

Priest wears all white, because he believes he is the hero of this story. Bunny makes his entrance, already armed with a kendo stick and chain. The fans sing along with the song and fire up with the pyro! But then Bunny says hold on, hold on. SURPRISE! He has a shopping cart full of goodies! More kendo sticks, some pipes, some chairs, and even a trash can! The bell rings and fans are thunderous already as the two stare down. Priest is stoic but Bunny is feeling jumpy. Bunny steps up to Priest and fans fire up even more. But then Priest shoves Bunny down! Priest raises his hands and soaks up the heat.

Bunny stands back up, paces around, and he gets in Priest’s face again. So Priest shoves him into a corner! Priest fakes punch, and he laughs as Bunny puts up his guard. Priest pats Bunny on the head, so Bunny SLAPS Priest! Priest swings, Bunny dodges and scoops to MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Priest is furious now but Bunny slips away! Bunny goes to his cart! Bunny gets double kendo sticks! Priest rushes out, Bunny dodges, and he taunts Priest. Bunny winds up, Priest runs in and gets under the swing to RAM Bunny into a corner! Priest ROCKS Bunny and fans boo. Priest scowls as he picks up the kendo stick.

Priest SMASHES the stick! But Bunny ROCKS Priest! Priest ROCKS Bunny! Priest scoops Bunny to SLAM him! Fans boo but Priest just soaks it all up. Priest kicks Bunny around, talks trash, but fans rally behind Bunny. Priest says “SUCK IT!” then he wrenches Bunny’s arm. Priest talks more trash, but Bunny ROCKS Priest! Priest wrenches the arm again, but Bunny throws another hand! Priest CLUBS Bunny, but Bunny rakes eyes! Bunny fires off hands! But Priest knees low! Fans boo while Priest steadies himself. Priest storms up, but Bunny JAWBREAKERS back! Bunny storms up in the corner and climbs!

Fans fire up as Bunny rains down fists! But Priest stops him at tres! Bunny sunset flips, TWO! Bunny flounders, gets up, but Priest blocks the haymaker. BELL CLAP! FOREARM! Bunny flops into a corner, Priest runs corner to corner, and Priest hits a BIG back elbow! And then a choke grip, for the SOUTH OF HEAVEN SLAM!! Cover, but Priest picks Bunny up!? Fans boo as Priest plays with his food. Fans rally for Bunny but Priest goes to check out the cart. Priest pulls out an ax handle! Priest goes to the ring, taunts Bunny and the fans, then he throws the ax handle away. Priest runs, but Bunny CHUCKS a chair at him!!

Priest staggers and Bunny looks under the ring. Kendo stick! Bunny fires off on Priest but Priest RAMS him into the corner! Priest runs in, but into a BOOT! Bunny reels Priest in, TORNADO DDT! Priest staggers back up, Bunny runs to clothesline Priest out of the ring! Fans fire up again as Bunny hurries to a corner! Bunny is up top, Bunny CROSSBODIES! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans are thunderous again as the ref checks Bunny. Bunny is okay, and he gets back to his feet. Fans rally up and Bunny brings out the trash can lids. SMACK! SMACK! SMACK! Bunny has Priest on his knees, and then CYMBAL CRASHES him!

Bunny grabs another kendo stick, fans fire up as he goes to the ring, and Bunny SMACKS Priest around some more! Priest blocks a shot, TOSSES Bunny, and now he has the kendo stick. Fans boo but Bunny ELBOWS Priest in a corner! And then BELL CLAP in return! Bunny reels Priest in, to suplex and FALCON ARROW!! Cover, TWO! Priest survives and Bunny is shocked! Fans rally up as both men stir. Priest bails out of the ring again, and he sees there’s blood in his nose! Bunny’s given him a bloody nose! Bunny eggs Priest on, and he draws the line in the sand. Priest says screw it, and turns to leave.

Fans boo but Bunny storms up after Priest! Bunny gets the trash can, and he runs up, only for Priest to BOOT the can into him! Priest grins as he lure Bunny into a trap! And then Priest SMACKS Bunny with the can! Priest then gets those trash can lids, and he SMACKS Bunny on the back! Bunny writhes and flounders away while Priest gets the Savio Vega kendo stick! Priest swings and SMACKS Bunny on the back! Bunny flounders against the barriers as Priest says that’s a homerun. Priest drags Bunny up and TOSSES him into the timekeeper’s area! Bunny flounders, the ref checks him, but Priest soaks up all the heat from the fans.

Priest drags Bunny up to ROCK him, and they go into the crowd! Fans fire up more as Bunny ROCKS Priest! Priest ROCKS Bunny, and Bunny crawls away. Priest drags Bunny up but Bunny ROCKS him again! Priest ROUNDHOUSES Bunny! Bunny leans against road cases, but Priest scoops him. Priest puts Bunny on top of the cases, then climbs up to join him! Priest throws off his shirt, drags Bunny up, but Bunny throws hands! Priest wobbles as Bunny fires off! Priest UPPERCUTS back! Priest suplexes, BROKEN ARROW through tables!!! Fans lose their minds as both men are down in the wreckage!

Adam Pearce rushes out to check Bunny, and Priest stands up on his own. Fans boo and the officials tell Bunny to hold on. Priest says Bunny’s not done, because HE’S not done! Priest drags Bunny up, scoops him, and carries him back to ringside! He DUMPS Bunny over the barriers, then sits him up to KICK him back down! Priest waits on Bunny to get up, and Priest KICKS Bunny back down! Bunny stands up, Priest is cocky, and he spins, only to kick POST! Bunny hurries as Priest hobbles in, and Bunny has a kendo stick! Priest hobbles, Bunny SMACKS the bad leg! And again! Priest DECKS Bunny but he still hobbles.

Both men are in corners, but Bunny runs in, into a BOOT! But he blocks it! KNEE JAMMER!! Priest shouts in pain and clutches his knee! Priest says this is not good, his knee is not okay! But Bunny gets the leg! And he fires off on it and Priest! Then he SLAMS the leg against the post! Bunny shows no mercy, just as Priest did! Bunny ROCKS Priest, then SLAMS the leg into the post again! Bunny gets the CHAIN!! Fans are thunderous as Bunny LASHES Priest with the chain! And then Bunny wraps the leg up. Priest says wait, but Bunny SLAMS the leg into the post again!! And then, Bunny gets a CHAIR!

Fans fire up, Bunny takes aim, and he SMACKS the leg against the post!! Priest hobbles, flounders, begs for mercy but Bunny brings the chair into the ring. Fans fire up and Bunny says Priest isn’t done because HE’S not done! But Priest begs Bunny to stop! Bunny hesitates, he never wanted it to come to this. But then Priest BOOTS Bunny! Another trap! Priest still hobbles, but he gets the chair. Bunny LOW BLOWS Priest!! That’s what Priest gets! But here come Dom and Finn! Bunny JAMS Dom, but Finn DECKS Bunny! The Judgment Day stomp away on Bunny and fans boo! Finn has the chair and he wedges it into the corner!

Dom stomps Bunny more, but here comes REY MYSTERIO! Rey slides in, ROCKS Dom, DECKS Finn, but Dom knees low! Now Rey gets mugged! So here comes CARLITO!? Fans can’t believe it, but CARLITO IS LWO!! Carlito slides in, he DECKS Finn! And DECKS Dom! Repeat! Carlito TOSSES Dom, SUPERKICKS Finn, and then Rey RANAS Finn! Carlito reels Finn in, BACKSTABBER!! Fans are thunderous as Carlito shows us what is cool! Carlito takes a bite out of his apple! But Dom CLUBS Carlito! Dom whips, Carlito reverses, and Rey drop toeholds Dom onto ropes! 619 for Dom!! And then the APPLE SPIT!!

Carlito & Rey chase Finn & Dom outta the ring, and then SAVIO VEGA meets them at the ramp! Savio is LWO, too! Finn & Dom laugh, though, they don’t think Savio’s serious. Oh, he’s serious. Fans are thunderous, “VIVA SAVIO!” Savio says he’s not alone, too. Here comes the REST of the LWO! Escobar, Cruz & Joaquin all rush in, and the Judgment Day gets mugged at the ramp! Especially Dom! Finn scurries away, but he forgot about Savio! Savio BRAIN CHOPS! And BRAIN CHOPS! And UPPERCUTS! And then a wrench and HOOK KICK! Fans are thunderous again as Savio gives the same to Dom!

The LWO finally runs Finn and Dom to the back, and now Priest is all alone with Bunny. Bunny loved all that, but he turns around! Priest’s bad leg stops the spin kick, though! Bunny trips Priest, has the leg, and ties it up in a FIGURE FOUR!! Priest endures, shouts and flails, but Bunny puts on more pressure! Priest’s shoulders are down, TWO as he sits up! Priest scowls, but Bunny HAMMERS the bad leg! Priest endures, Bunny thrashes around, but Priest choke grips! Priest drags Bunny off the hold, SOUTH OF- VICTORY ORLL! TWO!! Priest escapes and hobbles, but Bunny gets to a corner.

Priest runs in, Bunny dodges, Priest hits the CHAIR! The chair he put there from earlier! Bunny cravats, SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!?!? Priest survives but Bunny won’t stop there! Bunny gets another chair, he brings that in, and he SMACKS Priest on the back! And again! And again! And again, and again, and again! Priest trips Bunny but Bunny won’t stop! Bunny has Puerto Rico turn it up to 11, and then kicks low, to reel Priest in! BORICUAN DESTROYER!!! Cover, Bunny wins!!!

Winner: Bad Bunny, by pinfall

San Juan is rocking with that victory! Bunny brings down the bad guy and the LWO returns to celebrate! Will the fiesta last all weekend now?


Six Man Tag: Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn VS The Bloodline!

The Original Bro, Prizefighter & Great Liberator have been “problems” for The Tribal Chief, to say the least. But rather than handling it himself, he’s put all the pressure on his cousins. Jimmy & Jey Uso lost the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, and they’re starting to lose the trust of Roman Reigns and their own brother, Solo Sikoa. Will the Bloodline hold it together tonight? Or will it all come crumbling down at Backlash?

The trios sort out and fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~” for Sami. As such, Sami starts for his team. There’s some tension as Jimmy and Solo step aside for Jey to start. Fans chant “UCE! SO!” and Jey circles with Sami. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Jey gets the headlock. Sami powers out, Jey runs him over, and then Jey storms up to raise the fingers. Jimmy says this is too easy for the best tag team ever! Jey says they’re in this together, and the fans sure chant along, “UCE! SO!” Sami and Jey tie up again, Jey headlocks again, but fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” Sami powers up and out, things speed up, and Sami CLOBBERS Jey!

Jey scrambles away to his corner, and the ref keeps Sami back. Jey tells Sami to get back, and Sami steps away. Jey tags Jimmy, and fans sing a new song. Sami looks to Kevin, offers the tag, and fans fire up. Kevin tags in and he circles with Jimmy. Kevin kicks low and he fires off hands! Kevin stomps away on Jimmy, then tells Solo to “SUCK IT!” Kevin throws hands but Jimmy UPPERCUTS! Jimmy whips, Kevin reverses and CLOBBERS Jimmy, to then SENTON! Fans fire up with Kevin but Solo is stoic. Kevin tags Riddle and he brings Jimmy up for forearms! Riddle whips, Jimmy reverses, but Riddle goes up and over!

Riddle KICKS Jimmy down, brings him up, and gut wrenches for the suplex! Tag to Sami, he brings Jimmy up to bump off buckles. Sami snapmares, then bumps Jimmy again! Sami goes up top, leaps and AX HANDLES! Jimmy scrambles away and Sami steps back again. Fans rally and taunt the Bloodline, and Solo tags himself in! Jimmy says okay, go ahead. Solo and Sami circle, they tie up, and Solo powers Sami to the corner. The ref counts, Solo throws hands but the ref has to back him off! Solo storms back up to HEADBUTT again and again! Fans fire up with Solo as Sami flops down.

Solo stands Sami up, whips him to ropes and CLOBBERS him! Solo stands Sami up again, throws him to the corner, then snarls as he offers a tag. Jimmy says that’s how you do it! Jimmy tags in, RAMS into Sami, and again, and again! Jey tags in, Jimmy corners Sami for Jey to forearm smash! Jey pushes Sami down, but fans chant, “We Want Roman!” The Tribal Chief chose not to show up, though. Jey stands Sami up, but Sami throws hands! Jey RAMS Sami into the corner, Jimmy tags in to ENZIGURI! Fans boo but then Solo tags back in. Jimmy says okay, so long as everyone does their part.

Solo drags Sami away from his corner to stomp in the stomach! Solo CLUBS Sami to ropes, talks trash, and then CHOKES Sami on the ropes! The ref counts, Solo lets off at 4, and Jimmy gets a cheap shot in! Riddle and Kevin protest and the fans boo, but the Bloodline gets away with that. Solo drags Sami over, tags Jimmy, and they split the wishbone! Cover, TWO! Jimmy wraps onto Sami with a chinlock but the fans rally up. Sami fights to his feet, reaches out, but Jimmy holds on. Sami throws body shots but Jimmy throws him down! Jimmy SUPERKICKS Riddle, taunts Kevin, then whips Sami, but Sami goes up and over!

Jimmy turns around and Sami LARIATS him down! Fans fire up, Sami and Jimmy crawl, hot tag to Jey! Sami dodges Jey and Jey tumbles out of teh ring! But Jey hurries and trips Kevin up! And then SLAMS Kevin onto the steel steps! Riddle rushes in but the ref backs him up! The Bloodline CHOKES Sami in their corner! Jey taunts Sami, but Sami throws hands on them all! Fans fire up, Sami powers his way towards his corner, but Jey holds him back! Jey whips and SAMOAN DROPS! Cover, Sami keeps one shoulder up! The ref checks Sami but he’s still okay to continue. Jey tells Solo okay, and tags him in.

Jey and Solo sit Sami up to mug him, then Solo stalks Sami to a corner. Solo HEADBUTTS Sami, talks some trash, then throws hands. Solo puts Sami up top, but Sami throws hands! Sami kicks away on Solo’s face! Fans fire up as Sami TORNADO DDTS Solo down! Sami and Solo crawl, hot tags to Jimmy and Riddle! Riddle rallies on both Usos with kicks and forearms! Spin and PELE for Jimmy! Kip up, dodge, ripcord and FINAL FLASH for Jey! Forearm smash for Jimmy! Forearm smash for Jey! Another for Jimmy, before the BROSPLODER! Forearm smash and BROSPLODER for Jey!

Fans fire up as Riddle BROTONS Jimmy, then BROTONS Jey! The Stallion keeps moving, he goes out to PENALTY KICK Solo! And then springboard FLOATING BRO onto the whole Bloodline!! Riddle puts Jimmy in, slingshots, but into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Riddle is still in this but Jimmy goes to a corner. Jimmy climbs up, but Riddle jumps up after him! SUPER OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY!! Fans fire up again and Kevin rises! Kevin reaches out, and gets the hot tag! Kevin climbs up, SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Jimmy survives but Kevin goes to ropes. Kevin kicks Jimmy but Jimmy blocks the stunner!

Kevin blocks the superkick to SUPERKICK! Kevin whips,. Jimmy tags Jey! Kevin dodges and the SUPERKICK hits Jey!! Kevin then SUPERKICKS Jimmy and SUPERKICKS Solo! Whip and POP-UP POWERBOMB for Jey!! Cover, TWO!!! Jey survives the chaos but Kevin keeps focus. Kevin goes back to the corner, climbs back up top, and he SWANTONS onto knees! Jey saves himself but a bit double-edged there. Fans rally up, both men rise, and Jey throws a forearm! Kevin throws it back! Jey throws a haymaker, so Kevin gives it back! Jey throws another, so Kevin HEADBUTTS!

Jeys taggers, comes back, but Kevin fires off fast hands! It’s a hockey fight! Kick, but no stunner! Jey SUPERKICKS Kevin! Kevin SUPERKICKS Jey! Jey SUPERKICKS Kevin again! Kevin LARIATS Jey down!! Fans are thunderous as everyone is down at ringside! And Sami returns! Jey and Kevin crawl, hot tags to Jimmy and Sami! Sami gets around Jimmy to BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Sami doesn’t let that bother him, he just goes up the corner! But Jimmy GAMANGIRIS first! And GAMANGIRIS again! Jey tags in and the Usos go after Sami together. Jimmy says this will end it, but Sami fights back with haymakers and elbows!

Sami sends Jimmy down, he HEADBUTTS Jey away, and then he leaps, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Jey covers, TWO!! Jey is beside himself, this is just like WrestleMania and the rematch on SmackDown! Jey stalks Sami to a corner and says he’s tired of Sami! Sami broke the family up! “It’s your fault!” Jey SLAPS Sami, SLAPS him again, but the ref reprimands. The fans boo as Jey keeps blaming Sami. Jey throws his shirt at Sami, then raises the finger to the sky. Sami sits up, Jey says “UCE! SO!” But Solo tags in!? Solo isn’t letting Jey handle this? But then Jey tags himself back in!!

Fans fire up as the brothers glare at each other! Jey says this is HIS problem, HE has this. Solo steps out, but Sami runs in! Jey dodge, the HELLUVA KICK hits Solo! Jey returns, into a BUCKLE EXPLODER! Sami resets, fans fire up and Sami runs in, HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, Solo breaks it!! The Enforcer makes sure this isn’t over yet! Fans rally up, Solo stands and he looks at Jey, and then at Sami, and back again. Which one is the bigger problem to him? Solo steps towards Jey! Riddle runs in to FLASH KNEE! But Jimmy SUPERKICKS Riddle! Kevin STUNNERS Jimmy! Solo SUPERKICKS and SAMOAN SPIKES Kevin!

Jey grabs Solo’s shoulder, and Solo grabs Jey!! Solo is gonna spike Jey!? Jey shouts at Solo what’s going on here! They’re BROTHERS! But then Sami CLOBBERS Solo! Jey rolls Sami with tights! TWO!!! SUPERKICK! Jey hurries to a corner, USO SPLASH onto knees!! Sami rolls Jey, TWO!!! SUPERKICK! Riddle tags in to fire off on Jey! Jey ducks the roundhouse to SUPERKICK! But Riddle FINAL FLASH KNEES! Solo sneaks a tag before Riddle hits BRO DEREK! But Solo hits a SAMOAN SPIKE!! Cover, Bloodline wins!!

Winner: The Bloodline, by pinfall

The Enforcer of the Island does his part! Jimmy grins, but he clearly didn’t see what almost happened between Solo and Jey. Surely the Tribal Chief did, watching at home. Will Roman have something to say about what’s happening to his own family? Or is getting the win good enough?


Cody Rhodes VS Brock Lesnar!

The American Nightmare thought he was going to #FinishTheStory at WrestleMania. But he underestimated The Bloodline’s ability to protect their Head of the Table. And then, he was tricked by The Beast into thinking he could trust The Beast, only to be betrayed and brutalized. Will Cody make it through this adversity? Or will a trip to Suplex City be too much even for him?

Cody DIVES on Lesnar as he gets to ringside! Cody stomps away on lesnar, then RAMS him with the desk cover! And then ROCKS him at the barriers! Cody hurries to get steel steps, and he RAMS Lesnar with them! And RAMS him again! Payback for that betrayal with a THIRD ramming! And then Cody gets the chair! And he SMACKS Lesnar! And SMACKS him again! And again! Lesnar hobbles away but Cody SMACKS him again! Lesnar hurries into the ring, Cody follows but the ref stops Cody from going further. The bell rings and Cody ROCKS Lesnar in the corner! And again! But Lesnar RAMS Cody corner to corner!

But Cody rolls to RHODES UPPERCUT! And DISASTER KICK! Lesnar wobbles, Cody springboards, another DISASTER KICK! Lesnar drops to his knees and fans fire up with Cody! Cody springboards, into a GERMAN SUPLEX!! Fans chant for “Suplex City!” already as Cody crawls out of the ring. Lesnar storms over, but Cody HOTSHOTS him! And CHOPS! And KICKS! Lesnar staggers away, Cody goes up the corner and CROSSBODIES, but into Lesnar’s arms! FALL AWAY SLAM! Lesnar still has power to spare, even after Cody’s assault. Lesnar smiles, then storms up on Cody.

Lesnar drags Cody up, for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Lesnar grins as he watches Cody writhe. Cody sits up, Lesnar brings him up, and Lesnar GERMAN SUPLEXES again! That’s three! Lesnar roars and fans fire up while Cody goes to a corner. Lesnar’s back is red, but he kicks Cody around. Cody writhes but Lesnar kicks him more. Lensar hears the fans chanting “Suplex City!” and Lesnar obliges, a FOURTH GERMAN SUPLEX! Lesnar looms over Cody, then kicks him in the side. Lesnar brings Cody up again, to standard suplex! And then another one! Lesnar looms over Cody again after reaching half a dozen suplexes total.

Lesnar stalks Cody to a corner, Cody holds onto a buckle pad but it comes loose as Lesnar GERMAN SUPLEXES! The pad flies away, free souvenir for a fan. Lesnar stalks Cody, drags him up, and BEARHUGS him! Cody fights the hold but Lesnar squeezes tight! Cody throws elbows, Lesnar BELLY2BELLY suplexes! Cody flops against ropes and Lesnar is having a laugh now. Lesnar stalks Cody to a corner but fans rally up. Lesnar stands Cody up in the corner to RAM him in! And again! Lesnar lets off, then pushes Cody into the bare steel buckle! The ref reprimands, Lesnar runs in, but Cody drop toeholds him into the steel!!

Lesnar sits up, and he’s bleeding already! CODY CUTTER!! But Cody isn’t done there and fans fire up with him! Lesnar stands, Cody springboards, DISASTER KICK! That’s three, but Cody rains down fists on the bloody forehead! The blood gets on Cody’s own body and Cody PUNTS Lesnar down! Fans fire up, Cody springboards again, CODY CUTTER!! Cody is feeling it as the blood paints the canvas! Cody drags Lesnar up, CROSS RHODES!! But he holds on! ANOTHER CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!?!? Lesnar survives and Cody is stunned. But Cody sees Lesnar sputtering with the crimson mask and he fires back up!

Fans rally behind Cody as he waits on Lesnar. Lesnar rises, Cody reels him back in, but Lesnar slips free! Fireman’s carry, F5!!! Cover, TWO!!! Cody survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, and the ref wipes up some of Lesnar’s blood. More blood is coming, though, as Cody throws hands on that forehead! Lesnar gets an arm! KIMURA!!! Cody endures, pushes up, but Lesnar pulls on that arm! Cody pushes Lesnar to a stack! CODY WINS!!!!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall

The American Nightmare took the fight to The Beast, and he took the win from The Beast! Lesnar is stunned, but it isn’t as if Cody didn’t feel the pain. If Cody can pull one over on Lesnar, can he win the World Heavyweight Championship and #FinishTheStory?

My Thoughts:

A great Backlash here, especially because of the crowd being so fired up the entire night. Now, while the status quo (in terms of the titles) was kept, and while I’ve said that can be okay when done right, this didn’t feel like that tonight. And it isn’t even the fault of anyone in that ring, because all three title matches were great stuff, it is the fault of whoever screwed things up in the WWE Draft. I won’t outright say it was Vince, but the last time a WWE Draft swapped show branded titles, such as the women’s titles, Vince was in charge. As such, that ruined the unpredictability in all three title matches.

First, Bianca VS Sky was a great opening match, and this was the one match that still could’ve had some unpredictability since both Sky and Bianca are on SmackDown. But as many figured would happen, including myself, Bayley did cost Sky the title. There’s a good chance Sky now costs Bayley the women’s tag titles at payback and DMG CTRL implodes. Rhea VS Zelina was great stuff as of course the fans were holding out hope that their favorite would win. But in the end, Rhea wins not because of story but because she is on Raw with the SmackDown title and Bianca is on SmackDown with the Raw title. Get ready for that title swap on Monday.

Similarly in the US Championship, while that was still a good Triple Threat, there was no real drama because we knew one man was out of the running from the start. Bronson Reed should’ve been moved to SmackDown with Lashley and Theory, but he stays on Raw. And with the Intercontinental Championship now on Raw, one brand wasn’t going to have both midcard titles. So in the end, it was only going to be between Lashley and Theory. And in the end, Theory continues his opportunistic ways and wins because Lashley took Reed out for him. But I suppose the silver linings are that for Reed, now he can go after the Intercontinental and even World Heavyweight title. Lashley can even get in on the SmackDown side of the WHC tournament.

As for Theory, there are still plenty of possibilities for contenders on SmackDown that could dethrone him. It should happen sooner rather than later because Theory was already getting stale before he faced John Cena at Mania, and it is only gonna get worse. Maybe the LWO members build off tonight’s momentum to go after gold. Bunny VS Priest was great stuff, especially getting Puerto Rico icons like Savio Vega and even Carlito in on this. Bunny winning was of course the natural move, but I’m really surprised this wasn’t the main event. In fact, they tried selling us on a “double main event,” but didn’t have the two matches back to back, so what good is that?

I mostly say this should’ve been THE main event because of how fired up the fans were, and how Bunny, the icons and the LWO celebrating could’ve closed things out. Instead, the Six Man Tag was between the Street Fight and the main event of Cody VS Lesnar. Speaking of the Six Man, that was great stuff, too, especially the tension between Solo and mostly Jey. Jimmy seemed to be in denial about it all, but the Bloodline did win so that seems to make things okay between them. I’m sure Roman will be okay with Solo since he finished it off, but there has to be something that still makes Roman look down on the Usos to keep that part of the story going.

Rollins VS Omos, for being made out of nowhere and therefore having little time to build, turned out to be a very good match, maybe even Omos’ best. Rollins was having to deal with just how truly big and strong Omos was, but he found a way to overcome with that awesome stomp from the top rope. Rollins winning of course helps set him up for the World Heavyweight Championship, and he keeps pace with Cody. Cody VS Lesnar was really good stuff, and I’m pretty sure Lesnar ended up bleeding hard way from that buckle. There was not enough time to have cameras look away for blading or whatever, and you usually don’t see a towel brought in for worked blood.

But that finish was awesome, it was almost like when Kurt Angel beat Taker even though he was in the Hell’s Gate Triangle. Cody survives but still wins, he’ll be going into the WHC tournament with momentum, maybe Rollins VS Cody is the “Raw Finals” on Monday, but maybe they shock us and one loses in a Triple Threat. Of the two, it feels more likely Rollins falls short given how hard they wanna push “Finish The Story” for Cody.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/29/23)

Eddie Kingston is on a Rampage!



Will the Mad King regret this gamble?

Before putting both belts on the line against Katsuyori Shibata at AEW WrestleDream, Eddie Kingston defends his NJPW Strong title against Rocky Romero! Will plans have to change all thanks to Azucar?


  • AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Hardy Party; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Rocky Romero; Eddie wins and retains the title.
  • The Righteous VS Caleb Crush & Gunnar; The Righteous win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Ruby Soho VS Hikaru Shida; Shida wins and will challenge Saraya for the title on Title Tuesday, October 10th.


AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Hardy Party!

The open challenge was put forth, and it was answered very quickly! Will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay DELETE the Scissor World Tour? Or will Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass keep the party going?

But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track! “Acclaimed on the mic, ’bout to leave these dudes up in smoke! Y’know we comin’ like the Colorado Buffalos! Matt, I don’t want any heat! I don’t need your crazy ass wife sendin’ me tweets! It’s the one guy in Private Party! Nowadays, he gets tag teamed by the Hardys! Jeff, I’m a leave you black in both eyes! You gonna need these sunglasses like Coach Prime.” Bowens takes the mic to say “COLORADOOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! The belts are raised, and we see who survives WrestleDream weekend!

The trios sort out and Bowens starts against Kassidy. They shake hands, tie up, and Bowens waistlocks. Kassidy drop toeholds, facelocks but Bowens slips free to wrench. Kassidy rolls, handsprings, wrenches and hammerlocks to a headlock. Bowens powers out to headlock but Kassidy powers out, only for Bowens to run him over! Bowens self-scissors, then things speed up. Kassidy hurdles, Bowens shoves then follows but Kassidy arm-drags! Bowens arm-drags! Bowens blocks Kassidy’s arm-drag to whip, but Kassidy wheelbarrows and arm-drags! Bowens stands, into a RANA! Kassidy then pounds the mat and fans fire up.

Bowens kicks but Kassidy blocks to spin him. Kassidy kicks but Bowens blocks to flip him! Bowens then kicks, kicks and KOTARO KRUSHER! Fans fire up, “EVERYONE Loves The Acclaimed!” Bowens drags Kassidy up, tags in Caster, and they double whip. Kassidy holds ropes, TOSSES Bowens then BOOTS Caster! Tag to Matt and Matt BOOTS Caster! Kassidy hits a NECKBREAKER, Jeff tags in to go up, for the SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Jeff snapmares Caster to then NECK SNAPPER! Fans fire up with Jeff and he waits on Caster to stand. Kick but no Twist as Caster slips free! Jeff ducks the backhand to SPIN KICK!

Jeff CLUBS Caster, Caster scrambles away, tags to Billy and Matt! Fans fire up as Matt says “DELETE! DELETE!” Billy says “SUCK IT!” “DELETE!” “SUCK IT!” “DELETE!” “SUCK IT!” And repeat! Then Billy headlocks! Matt throws body shots, powers out, but Billy runs Matt over! Billy flexes and does a dance, and then he runs in. Matt ELBOWS Billy, BOOTS him, then bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Billy gets all three layers, and Matt tags Jeff. Jeff tags Kassidy, and the Hardys set up fort he classic POETRY IN MOTION! Then Kassidy adds PARTY IN MOTION! But The Acclaimed CLOBBER Kassidy & The Hardys!

Fans fire up as Caster has Kassidy up to scoop and SLAM! Billy helps get the legs, and Bowens goes up to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! Kassidy squeals before impact! Cover, TWO! Kassidy survives but The Acclaimed have control as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Billy brings Kassidy up, bumps him off buckles, and he hears the fans singing. Billy ROCKS Kassidy with a right, apologizes to the ref, then tags to Bowens. Bowens drags Kassidy up to ROCK him with haymaker after haymaker! Bowens then brings Kassidy up to tag in Caster. They double suplex Kassidy, Caster covers, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Caster keeps Kassidy down with a chinlock while fans rally up. Kassidy fights to his feet, throws body shots, and he fires forearms as Rampage returns to single picture. Kassidy runs but Caster CLOBBERS him! Tag to Billy and they mug Kassidy.

Billy brings Kassidy to an open corner, stomps and ROCKS him on repeat, then lets off to smirk at the Hardys. He dares them to do something, but Matt tells Billy to suck it! So Billy DECKS Matt! Billy runs corner to corner but Kassidy dodges! The splash hits buckles and Billy falls back! Fans rally up as both men crawl, but Billy gets Kassidy’s leg! Kassidy stands up to ENZIGURI! Hot tag to Jeff! Jeff rallies on Billy, on Bowens, and on Caster! Fans fire up and Jeff clotheslines Billy up and out! Jeff CLOBBS Bowens, then catches him for a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Leg hook cradle! Cover, Caster breaks it!

Caster helps Bowens up, then runs in, but Jeff ELBOWS caster and ROCKS Bowens! Jeff goes up, WHISPER IN THE WIND! Jeff gets both Caster and Bowens but everyone is down! Billy returns, kicks low, says ‘SUCK IT!” and runs, but Jeff dodges! Matt kicks Billy for a TWIST OF FATE! Jeff hurries up top, fans fire up, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, Bowens breaks it in time! Matt CLUBS Bowens, Bowens hits back, and Bowens calls to Caster. They whip Matt to a corner, forearm then ELBOW then forearm again! And a feed to the POWERSLAM! ROLLING ELBOW for Jeff! The Acclaimed regroup, and Billy crawls to the corner.

Fans fire up as Billy drags Jeff over. Jeff gets loose, hot tags to Kassidy and Bowens! Kassidy dodges Bowens to DROPKICK Caster! “This is Awesome!” as Kassidy BOOTS Bowens! Kassidy goes up, leaps, FLYING FLATLINER! Billy stands, runs in, but Kassidy dumps him out! Kassidy slingshots out then QUEBRADAS to take Billy down! Kassidy mocks the scissoring, then tells Bowens to get up. Kassidy springboards in, but Bowens dodges and Caster BACKHANDS Kassidy! Then Bowens BACKHANDS Kassidy! Bowens fires off the Five Tool Strike Fest! Caster hoists Kassidy up and Bowens helps, to give Kassidy the PLATINUM BOMB! Cover, The Acclaimed win!

Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Championships)

A huge win for the champions, and the Scissor World Tour continues! In fact, it is heading to Seattle for WrestleDream’s Zero Hour! TMDK’s Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls & Bad Dude Tito are waiting, will they show The Acclaimed that The Mighty Don’t Kneel?


Eddie Kingston speaks.

“Well folks, tonight, it’s me and Big Rock, Rocky Romero, for the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship. Rock, I got nothing but respect for you, dawg, so it’s gonna be an honor and a pleasure to defend this against you. You’re the man that got me into the G1. You’re the man that got me-” Wait, Team Triple J is interrupting. Jay Lethal says that if we’re talking honor and respect, Eddie is standing here with two titles on his shoulders, and that is worth respecting. But Lethal can’t get behind how Eddie is the ROH World Champion. Lethal dedicated his life to that title! His blood, sweat, tears, all to honor a tradition that meant that every person to hold that title would be a pure athlete!

And Eddie, you are no pure athlete! Now as for this NJPW Strong Openweight title, Lethal doesn’t care if Eddie wins it or loses it here tonight. He really doesn’t. But he just cares that Eddie is unfit to be ROH World Champion! Eddie says okay, he’s got Lethal. But excuse his back, he’s gotta go beat up Romero. The Mad King leaves, but will he still have both crowns going into WrestleDream?


AEW shares an interview from after last week’s Collision.

Lexi Nair was with Andrade El Idolo after he was bandaged up from the beating Bullet Club Gold gave him. He almost won, but Juice Robinson interfered. What was that about? Andrade says everyone saw that Andrade had White beat. But the question for Juice is… “Do you have a problem with me? With Andrade El Idolo? Lemme tell you something. See you Saturday in Seattle!” Andrade wants his revenge on Rock Hard, will he get it on WrestleDream Eve?


NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Rocky Romero!

The Mad King beat Kenta at NJPW Independence Day back in July to have his first singles title under the NJPW banner. And now he defends it against Azucar as a favor for getting him in the door. Will Rocky repay this favor by taking this title from Eddie? Or will Eddie still head to Seattle as a double champion?

The introductions are made, the NJPW belt is raised, and we see who is truly NJPW Strong!

The bell rings and fans rally up for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” The two circle, Rocky tests things with a kick but Eddie stays back. They feel things out, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Eddie waistlocks, Rocky wrenches, wristlocks, but Eddie clinches. Fans rally, Rocky keeps on the wristlock but Eddie powers through to wrench and wristlock back. Rocky rolls, breaks free and DROPKICKS! Fans are torn as Rocky swaggers, but he and Eddie reset. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and Rocky knees low. Rocky headlocks, grinds the hold, but Eddie powers up and out. They RAM shoulders, but Eddie stays up with a smirk.

Fans fire up as Rocky smirks back, but then pie faces Eddie! Rocky runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and RANAS! Eddie bails out, Rocky builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit but Eddie stays up, so Rocky goes again! DIVE and Eddie drops to his knees! Rocky keeps going, and he DIVES for the hattrick, only for Eddie to catch him! Stalling suplex, to the floor! Fans rally behind Eddie while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Eddie stands, stretches out his back, and then he gets Rocky up and into the ring. Cover, TWO! Eddie keeps cool, and also chooses not to rain down fists, instead clamping on a chinlock. Rocky endures as Eddie grinds him down, and fans rally up. Eddie cranks the headlock but Rocky refuses to give up. Rocky fights up, throws elbows, but Eddie knees him low! Eddie whips to knee low again, then whips for another knee! Eddie whips but Rocky rolls him up, TWO! Rocky BUZZSAWS Eddie, then TORNADO DDTS! Both men are down and a standing count begins. Rocky stirs at 3, crawls over, and he brings Eddie up.

Eddie pushes Rocky, runs, but into an IRON OCTOPUS! Eddie endures, pries at the hold, and pops free, only for Rocky to wrangle him with a ghost pin! TWO, and Eddie goes to ropes. Rocky storms up, KICKS Eddie in the back, but Eddie just grimaces. Eddie eggs Rocky on so Rocky KICKS him again! Eddie growls and eggs Rocky on more as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Rampage returns and Eddie suplexes, but Rocky knees free! Rocky knees low, Eddie rebounds, but into a JUMP KNEE! Eddie goes to ropes, Rocky storms over and brings him up through the ropes, to KICK! Eddie eggs Rocky on even though he’s stuck, so Rocky SLAPS Eddie! Eddie SLAPS Rocky! Rocky SOBATS! Then Rocky goes up a corner to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this and Rocky argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Rocky drags Eddie up, cravats, but no Sliced Bread! Eddie runs in to clothesline in the corner! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Fans fire up and Eddie hoists Rocky up top!

Eddie climbs up behind Rocky, stands him up, but Rocky throws hands! Rocky CLUBS Eddie, cravats, and hits SUPER SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Eddie survives, and Rocky grits his teeth. Rocky pumps up and fans rally. Rocky runs in to clothesline! That’s one-ever! Two-ever! But URAKEN stops that! URAKEN again!! Eddie drags Rocky into the STRETCH PLUM!! Rocky taps, Eddie wins!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by submission (still NJPW Strong Openweight Champion)

Azucar could not dethrone The Mad King, but he still shows Eddie respect with a handshake and hug. Eddie is still NJWP Strong, but will he have to fight even harder to survive The Wrestler, Katsuyori Shibata?

Wait! That’s Shibata’s music! Shibata is HERE! He goes into the ring and shakes hands with Eddie. These two respect each other, and that means they will give it everything they’ve got! Will Eddie still be a two belt king? Or will Shibata become a TRIPLE CROWN Champion?


Aussie Open speaks.

Mark Davis says he is so tired. So tired of hearing the “top blokes” walk around here the last year, hubris unchecked, lying to the people that they are the best in the world. Kyle Fletcher says that for the last 365 days, everything Aussie Open has done has been to get back to FTR. When FTR beat them a year ago, it broke Fletcher. Fletcher felt like a failure and felt lost. So what he wants more than anything is to make FTR feel that pain. This Sunday, Aussie Open takes the AEW World Tag Team Championships, burns down the legacy of #7StarFTR, and from the ashes, rebuild a new empire that they will stand atop of to proclaim that THEY are the best tag team in the world!

The Aussie Arrow and Dunkzilla are ready to bring down Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler, will they fulfill that WrestleDream?


The Righteous VS Caleb Crush & Gunnar!

Speaking of tag titles, Dutch & Vincent are aimed at the ROH World Tag Team Championships! However, Adam Cole will be out with injury so it’ll just be Maxwell Jacob Friedman meeting them in Seattle. Will this tune-up prove to be more than enough going into that tag title handicap match?

The teams sort out, but then Dutch just CLOBBERS Crush & Gunnar! Fans boo as Dutch says just a few more days and those titles will be theirs! Vincent rains down fists on Crush, then drags him up to UPPERCUT! Vincent bumps Crush off buckles, tags in Dutch, and the Righteous mugs Crush before the BOSS MAN SLAM! Gunnar staggers up but Dutch feeds him to Vinnie’s KNEE! Then Vinnie feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Tag to Vinnie, fans are torn as the Righteous pace around Crush. Vinnie snaps his fingers, then cravats, AUTUMN SUNSET! Cover, Righteous win!

Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall

A swift and dominant win, these are the two men coming for the tag titles! Will The Righteous purge ROH of the “false friendship” that is the brochachos? Or are even two Righteous men combined not on the level of the Devil?


Ortiz sits alone in a room.

He looks back on his career alongside Mike Santana. They were at the top of their game coming into AEW, but then it ended up going downhill. There’s even audio from Konnan touching on how Ortiz and Santana stopped talking to each other and how Konnan was saddened by that. Ortiz has the footage stop there. What will it take for him to get Santana to talk to him?


Darby Allin speaks.

After replaying what Christian Cage said just last Wednesday on Dynamite, the Relentless One reiterates that he is NOT losing in Seattle, Washington! Will Darby defend home turf against Captain Charisma?

Nick Wayne speaks.

He knows Darby has a lot to say about Christian Cage, and all of that will be part of the Countdown special. But Nick also knows Darby’s actions will speak louder than his words at WrestleDream. And although Darby told Nick not to be there ringside, Nick doesn’t really want to anyway because of what Christian & Luchasaurus are capable of. So, while they let Christian and Darby settle their business, how about Nick and Luchasaurus settle theirs? For months and months, Luchasaurus walked around here while another man held his title. And Luchasaurus followed Christian around like he was some kind of father figure.

And Nick isn’t sure what it is about Christian where he thinks he can even be such a figure to “us Lost Boys,” but Nick had a father. And he told Nick at a young age “to never leave your debts unpaid.” Nick owes Luchasaurus. At Wembley Stadium, Luchasaurus choke slammed Nick onto a skateboard and Nick never forgot it. Nick will repay Luchasaurus this Sunday during Zero Hour. And Nick will even hand Luchasaurus a receipt. Nick brings his own skateboard, will he grind it right into the Right Hand of Destruction?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

AEW is going to do it big for WrestleDream Eve as, with Zack Sabre Jr. on commentary, we see an 8 Man Tag! FTR teams with Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta to take on Aussie Open, Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey! Plus, Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega test their tag team chemistry against The Gates of Agony! Will The Ocho & The Cleaner survive Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun to take on the Don Callis Family? And Julia Hart gets in action to build some last minute momentum, will she be ready for Kris Statlander and their TBS Championship match set for Sunday?


Backstage interview with Zack Sabre Jr.

Renee Paquette is with The Front Man of TMDK, and says we’re just days away from WrestleDream, where ZSJ takes on The American Dragon, Bryan Danielson. ZSJ just came off a three week tour in NJPW and just got here to the States, is he worried at all about acclimating? ZSJ asks Bryan “Dragon Bullocks” Danielson, “Where are you, darling?” As Renee just said, ZSJ got off a 16 hour flight from Tokyo and is feeling fresh as a daisy. But perhaps this company’s keeping Bryan wrapped head to toe in bubble wrap, or keeps him in a giant Zorb ball. At this point, a strong gust of wind will knock Bryan over.

And is ZSJ supposed to be honored that Bryan chose him as part of the year long retirement tour? Newsflash: Bryan barely has a weekend. This Sunday isn’t just about finding out who the best technical wrestler is, no no. Bryan has retired once in Seattle, so ZSJ will make it final. Ya like that? The final retirement~! Submissions in Seattle, see you on Sunday. The NJPW World Television Champion has put Bryan on notice, but will he be able to slay the American Dragon?


AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Ruby Soho VS Hikaru Shida!

While the Outcasts stand at two members, Saraya is looking forward to a friendly showdown with the Runaway in a little under two weeks! But will Ruby make sure there is No Future for the Shining Samurai? Or will Shida take down one Outcast to go after another?

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans fire up as Ruby and Shida step up, and they’re on Shida’s side. Ruby shoves, runs, and RAMS Shida, but Shida just fires up! Ruby headlocks, Shida throws body shots, and then she powers out. Shida then runs past Ruby to run Ruby over! Fans duel, Shida has the majority, and she goes to the corner. Shida climbs up but Ruby slips away before any fists can rain down! Shida is annoyed but she waits on Ruby to return. Ruby takes her time going to the apron, steps in at 6 of 10 but wants Shida to stay back. Shida gets annoyed as the ref keeps her back, but then Ruby pulls Shida’s hair to throw her down!

Ruby throws hands, puts Shida in the corner, then RAMS into her again and again! Fans boo but Ruby runs, only to miss! Shida ROCKS Ruby, then climbs up to rain down fists! Ruby gets away before three, runs back in but into a BOOT! Shida bumps Ruby off buckles, climbs up and rains down those fists! Ruby slips out at five to YANK Shida down! Ruby whips, Shida goes up and CROSSBODIES! Shida then drags Ruby up, puts her in yet another corner, and tries one more time! Shida rains down fists, and goes all the way to TEN! Fans fire up with Shida and she kicks Ruby out, to then MISSILE DROPKICK!

Fans fire up as Shida drags Ruby up, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Ruby CLUBS away on Shida to stop the lift, then shoves her to a corner. Ruby runs in, Shida dodges, but Ruby ELBOWS her! Ruby goes up to hit DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! Ruby digs Shida into the buckles, lets off as the ref counts, and then brings Shida up to snapmare. Ruby covers, TWO! Ruby throws down fists now, but lets off with a smug smirk. Ruby puts Shida on ropes to CHOKE! The ref counts, Ruby lets off, and then Ruby has Shida in the ropes to throw knees! A shoutout to Saraya, and Ruby lets off at 4. Ruby stalks Shida, looms over her, and pushes her around. Shida pushes back but Ruby eggs her on.

Shida ROCKS Ruby, then fires again! Ruby claws Shida’s face! And throws her down by her hair again! The ref reprimands, but Ruby clamps on a straitjacket stretch! Shida endures, but Ruby grinds her into the mat! Fans rally, Shida fights up, and she arm-drags free! Ruby returns to CLOBBER Shida! Cover, TWO! Ruby is annoyed but Shida grabs at Ruby’s hair! Ruby CLUBS Shida, drags her up, and stomps a hand! Shida scrambles to a corner while the ref reprimands but Ruby stomps a mudhole in. Ruby lets off as the ref counts, and Ruby storms around. Shida drags herself up, but Ruby CHOKES her on the ropes!

The ref counts while Ruby BITES Shida’s ear! Ruby lets off at 4, drags Shida up, but Shida ROCKS her! And again! And again! And again! But Ruby knees low! Ruby talks trash, whips Shida to ropes, but Shida ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS knock both women down! Rampage returns to single picture as the standing count climbs. Fans rally, both women are down at 5 of 10 but Shida goes to ropes. Shida snarls, she and Ruby stand at 7, and they storm up. Shida fires a forearm, Ruby gives it back! Shida throws another, so Ruby gives it back! They go back and forth, harder and harder, faster and faster!

Ruby gets the edge, but Shida ROCKS her! And ROCKS her! And ROCKS her again! Shida whips to JUMP KNEE! Shida then suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Shida fires up again and the fans are with her! Shida aims, KATA- NO, Ruby ducks and bails out! Fans boo but Shida goes out to pursue! Shida runs in, jumps off the steps, and DROPKICKS Ruby down! Fans fire up again and Shida stands Ruby up. Shida torture racks Ruby, then goes to the ramp!? Fans are thunderous but Ruby fights free! They throw forearms, and CHOPS! Shida CLUBS Ruby, Ruby throws body shots, but the count is climbing!

They both hear it’s 8 of 10 and start sprinting! They both slide in at 9.5!! Fans are thunderous and then Ruby swings, but Shida blocks! Ruby HEADBUTTS, blocks a kick, then KICKS back! SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Shida survives and Ruby grows frustrated. Ruby goes to a corner, and she takes Shida’s kendo stick for her own! The ref stops Ruby, takes the kendo stick, but then Ruby brings out the spray paint! Shida and the ref both block that and they’re all fighting over it! Down goes the ref!! Shida and Ruby are both stunned, but then Ruby HEADBUTTS! DESTINATION UNKNOWN! But no ref to count the cover!

Ruby is furious, she would’ve had this! But then she sees the kendo stick! Ruby grins as she wields Shida’s weapon! Fans boo, but Shida blocks the strike to kick and HEADSHOT! Then KATANA KICK!! Cover, but still no ref! Wait, here comes Aubrey! Aubrey slides in, counts the cover, TWO!! Ruby survives but Shida fires up! Shida puts Ruby in a drop zone, goes up the corner, and she METE- NO! Ruby dodges to then STO! Ruby drags herself up the corner, goes to the very top, and STAGE DIVE SENTONS onto knees! And then FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Ruby survives but Shida won’t stop there!

Shida hauls Ruby up but Ruby wrenches to NO FUTURE KICK! But Shida rebounds to KATANA!! Cover, Shida wins!!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW Women’s World Champion)

The Shining Samurai takes down The Runaway, but wait! Here comes Saraya! #TitleTuesday is coming, will that be a good Knight for the champ? Or will Shida take this belt back to become a historic THREE-TIME champion?

My Thoughts:

A great Rampage, especially as the go-home to WrestleDream. I figured the title matches would end with the champions retaining, but we got really good stuff out of Acclaimed VS Hardy Party and Eddie VS Rocky. As for their title defenses on WrestleDream, I don’t see TMDK taking the trios titles as this will be their AEW debuts. And as I’ve said a few times already, Eddie isn’t losing both belts he worked so hard to have so soon. Plus, it feels like there’s some tension between NJPW the company and Shibata, or else Shibata would already be NJPW Strong Openweight Champion and not one of ROH’s champs.

Speaking of Eddie, good promo from him before his match with Rocky, and good interaction with Team Triple J. I wasn’t exactly expecting Jay Lethal to be Eddie’s first actual feud for the ROH World Championship, but I suppose it does make sense as Lethal was a major player in ROH. I hope these guys actually show up on ROH programming, but also, Tony Khan wants this feud to be seen so it’ll end up on AEW programming instead. Y’know, just like all these other ROH title stories outside of the AEW Women’s title.

Good squash from The Righteous, and I’m really curious as to how the tag title match goes on Sunday. There’s a lot of stuff MJF still has to do with Cole, Roddy and The Kingdom, and now this intrigue with Jay White, Bullet Club Gold and the backstage attack at the end of Dynamite. I still feel it should’ve been The Kingdom in the PPV match anyway, but it seems they were going to drag this story out even before Cole hurt his foot. Good promo from Nick Wayne to call out Luchasaurus, but I feel like Luchasaurus ends up winning that match just to make a point of Nick not being able to show up ringside for Darby.

Good promo from Andrade to call out Juice for this week’s Collision, and I’m still wondering if/when La Faccion Ingobernable helps Andrade against Bullet Club Gold. For that matter, why can’t MJF be paying LFI to beat up on White and the BCG? He’s had business dealings with Andrade & Rush before, let’s strike that up again for some continuity. Really good promo from Aussie Open ahead of their tag title match, and from ZSJ to call out Bryan. That 8 Man Tag tomorrow night is going to be good stuff, and perhaps rather telling about where the PPV matches go. The only reason I don’t see Aussie Open winning against FTR is because of that big Fatal 4 Way tag contenders match, but who knows, maybe Aussie Open wins to bring the AEW belts to NJPW events as they take on like Goto & Hashi.

And of course, a great main event from Shida and Ruby. Seems a little silly to set up Ruby as a contender, wouldn’t that just end up in a Finger Poke of Doom situation with Saraya? Which therefore meant Shida was winning. Saraya VS Shida for this Title Tuesday Dynamite is going to be good stuff, but something makes me feel like Ruby is just gonna help Saraya retain. And not to be mean to Shida, but if she’s already a two-time champ, I don’t see her becoming three-time so soon. Why not get Shida in on the TBS Championship story? Britt Baker wants to be the first to have held both titles in AEW, but Shida should want that distinction, too. Then that lets us have Britt VS Shida as we should’ve gotten by now given everything else we’ve been seeing lately.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (9/29/23)

King VS Emperor to determine a champion!



One way or another, the US title belongs to the LWO!

Rey Mysterio defends his WWE United States Championship against friend and protege, Santos Escobar! But will things stay friendly between them?


  • Jimmy Uso w/ The Bloodline VS Karl Anderson; Jimmy wins.
  • Austin Theory w/ Grayson Waller VS Cameron Grimes; Theory wins.
  • WWE United States Championship: Rey Mysterio VS Santos Escobar; Rey wins and retains the title.
  • Charlotte Flair VS Bayley w/ Damage CTRL; Charlotte wins.


The Bloodline is here!

Fans boo as Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa & Paul Heyman head to the ring. And Jimmy is definitely hyped over how he and Solo took down AJ Styles and John Cena, putting the tag team match at Fastlane into question. Heyman has the mic to introduce himself, but the fans keep on booing. His name isn’t “Boo,” he’s Paul! Heyman! And tonight, a rare  opportunity that he doesn’t have to do this into the phone but live to the world here from SmackDown, in the hell hole of Sacramento, California. “We ACKNOWLEDGE our Tribal Chief!” The Bloodline throws up the ones, and Heyman says, “And so do each and every single one of you!”

The fans boo, though some do raise the fingers. Heyman asks us why do they acknowledge Roman… Reigns? Because it is in Roman’s name that last week, the second greatest of all time, John Cena, took a beating at the hands of the Bloodline in a way Cena hasn’t taken in at least a decade. And to wit, Heyman calls our attention to the Bloodline version of the Zapruder Film. Heyman plays footage from just last week, where Cena was the only one who signed the contract to have a match for Fastlane. Cena hoped AJ Styles was going to be his partner, but then the Bloodline struck first and hospitalized AJ Styles.

And back to present, fans are booing but Jimmy’s almost cracking up. Heyman says not to get involved in Cena’s business, but a little birdie told Heyman that there are some transportation issues this evening. And while Cena is expected to make it here, you can’t see him because Cena is NOT here. But y’know who else ain’t here? AJ Styles! And why is that? Because he’s lying in a hospital bed, watching them on SmackDown and- Jimmy holds his hand out for the mic? Heyman says he wasn’t done but Jimmy snatches the mic. “Sacramento! The Bloodline is now in your city!” Heyman sighs while Jimmy raises the one.

Jimmy tells the Wise Man, you are too kind. The real reason Cena isn’t here tonight is because he’s scared! Scared of  one JIM USO! Jimmy says if Cena is smart, he’ll stay far, far away. If not, they’ll take care of him like they did the Phenomenal One! The one who built the house, place, face- KARL ANDERSON CLOBBERS SOLO! Then he TACKLES Jimmy! Jimmy gets up but Karl clotheslines him up and out! Fans fire up for Karl as he represents for The OC! Karl says he told Styles not to get in Bloodline business and now Styles is in the hospital. So now, this is OC business! Any one of them, get in the ring with him!

Fans fire up but Heyman has Solo stand down. Heyman whispers things to The Enforcer, and then Solo tells Jimmy to handle this or he’ll do it for him. Jimmy says he’s got this. Solo doesn’t return the high-five, but will Jimmy return fire on the Machine Gun?


Jimmy Uso w/ The Bloodline VS Karl Anderson!

SmackDown returns and the match is going as Karl bumps Jimmy off buckles! Then CHOPS! And fires off haymakers! The ref counts, Karl lets off but then stomps a mudhole! Karl lets off to tell Heyman & Solo they made this personal. Karl stands Jimmy up but Jimmy swings. Karl dodges to JUMP KICK! Karl says he told Styles not to get involved but too late now. Karl whips, Jimmy BOOTS back! Jimmy runs, but Karl gives him a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Heyman is worried but Solo is stoic as Jimmy survives. Karl storms up on Jimmy, UPPERCUTS him to the corner, then UPPERCUTS again!

Karl brings Jimmy up to the top rope, ROCKS him with rights, then climbs. Solo steps forward and that distracts Karl, as well as the ref. Jimmy CLAWS Karl’s eyes! The ref misses it but fans boo as Jimmy rains down fists on Karl. Jimmy snarls, goes to a corner, and he SUPERKICKS Karl down! Jimmy goes to the corner, climbs up, and scowls at the booing fans before the USO SPLASH! Cover, Jimmy wins!

Winner: Jimmy Uso, by pinfall

Heyman is relieved and he whispers something more to Solo. Jimmy may be getting himself into trouble, but he’s also getting himself out, will this get Jimmy back in the Bloodline?

Wait, Karl isn’t done! He gets up to throw more hands with Jimmy! Solo storms in to hit the SAMOAN SPIKE! Solo roars as Karl is down, no back-up even possible with both Styles and Gallows hurt. Is the OC no longer a problem for The Bloodline? Wait, Michin is here! She SLAPS Jimmy right down! Fans are thunderous as she storms to the ring. Jimmy asks what the heck! Mia Yim packs a punch, will that knock some sense into Jimmy?


Backstage interview with Santos Escobar.

Cathy Kelley is with The Emperor of Lucha, and says that he faces his mentor and LWO teammate, Rey Mysterio. Where is his mind at tonight? Santos says his mind is focused, but his stomach has butterflies. But this match is about heart. And Santos has already said this is a dream match for him, and he has been working his entire life for it. Now, with the whole world watching, he has a chance to make the dream come true. He never gives up on his dreams, and he will fight for them, so Rey is in for the fight of his life. May the best man win. Will it be Emperor or King of Lucha that reigns as the United States Champion?


The Bloodline regroups backstage.

Jimmy is fuming and he yells at a production staff member just for looking at him. He asks another if they saw what happened, then just shoves the guy down! Jimmy storms off, Solo follows and Heyman has the staff relax. Then he puts in a call to Roman Reigns. What will The Tribal Chief have to say about Jimmy’s attitude?


It’s an all new Grayson Waller Effect.

The Aussie Icon, the Moment Maker, the Dynamite From Down Under is already in the ring on his set, and he says what a wild night already. Cena may be the greatest of all time, but he ain’t the greatest at being on time! Hah! But don’t worry, because Waller is here to save the show. Fans boo but Waller thanks them. Waller’s guests just keep getting bigger, and this is literal given the physical specimen. He has done everything in the WWE as a performer, but not as a talent scout. But that’s alright, he gets what he’s always been missing: the Waller rub! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the All Mighty Bobby Lashley!

Fans cheer as Lashley makes his way out and Waller does some push-ups so he looks at least a little bigger standing next to him. They shake hands and then sit at the desk. Waller says he wasn’t lying when the guests keep getting bigger, right? How does he fit into the suit? But Waller appreciates Lashley being on the show, especially after the week he’s had. His boys, the Street Profits had a devastating loss last week. Lashley says he made a mistake. He was looking for the next big thing, he thought the Profits had what it takes to do whatever they want, but seems not. Back to the drawing board, huh?

Wow, that must be hard for the Profits to hear. But yeah, if you’re looking for a tag team, they need to be willing to do whatever it takes. A team with unbridled charisma! A team that is undefeated! Maybe a team like Austin Theory & Grayson Waller! Lashley’s stare makes Waller slow his roll. Lashley knows all about Theory, that’s a pass. Yeah, but Theory’s changed! If you get to know him, he’s a good bloke! And- Wait! Here come the Street Profits! Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins came dressed to match Lashley, and Lashley seems rather upset and confused. The Profits step into the ring, mics in their hands.

Lashley steps to them, and he stops Dawkins before he gets started. No excuses, no reasons. If they want something out of Lashley, they need to prove it. Lashley goes to leave, and then the Profits look to each other. They storm out after Lashley and get up in his face! Lashley says he told them what to do. Now go do it. He keeps on moving, and Waller says how awkward. Hey, light the beam for the 153 million hit man, Austin Theory! Theory makes his entrance, walking past Lashley on the stage, and then continues down the ramp. He smirks at the Profits and goes to the steps, with Waller being the only one cheering.

But will it be A-Town Down as Theory faces Cameron Grimes? Or will SmackDown go TO~ THE~ MOON~?

Austin Theory w/ Grayson Waller VS Cameron Grimes!

SmackDown returns, Theory is busy looking at NXT’s Dragon Lee watching from the front row, and the bell rings. Theory turns around into a BOOT from Grimes! Grimes fires off KICKS, UPPERCUTS, and then CHOPS! Grimes whips, Theory reverses but Grimes CLOBBERS Theory! Grimes keeps moving and he CLOBBERS Theory again! Atomic drop, then KICK! Then a KICK, run, and SHOTGUN dropkick! Cover, ONE! Another cover, ONE! Theory scrambles, Grimes has the leg, and Grimes drags Theory back. Theory kicks free, Waller coaches Theory up and Theory ELBOWS Grimes! And throat chops!

Theory throws down clubbing hands while fans boo, but Theory shouts at everyone. Theory brings Grimes up, talks trash, but Grimes eggs him on! Grimes fires off fists, body shots, then backs Theory to a corner. Grimes whips, Theory reverses, then Theory runs in. Theory blocks a boot but Grimes ENZIGURIS! Grimes goes up, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Theory hangs tough and Waller relaxes. Grimes aims, and he BUZZ- NO, Theory ducks! So Grimes backflips to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Theory survives but Grimes storms up on him in the corner. Grimes KICKS Theory against ropes!

Grimes runs, then he clotheslines Theory out of the ring! Grimes goes to the apron, and he PENALTY KICKS Theory down! Fans fire up with the Carolina Caveman as he takes it to Mr. ATL. Waller talks trash, though, and Grimes stares him down. Theory POSTS Grimes in the distraction! Waller laughs, Theory drags Grimes up and in, and then Theory slingshots. Somersault SHOTGUN! Grimes staggers into the fireman’s carry, A-TOWN DOWN! Cover, Theory wins!

Winner: Austin Theory, by pinfall

Waller’s a baller with that assist to his boy, and The Now comes out on top! Will these two look to take over SmackDown one win at a time? Theory also talks some trash on Dragon, then pie faces him! So Dragon hits back! Fans fire up but the ref keeps Theory back. Dragon is here as a guest, but Waller says Dragon can’t do nothing anyway. Will this duo hope Boy Wonder stays away from this brand?


Backstage interview with Rey Mysterio.

Kayla Braxton is with the US Champion and says earlier tonight, Santos said this wasn’t just a dream match, but the fight of their lives. What is Rey’s response? Rey says LWO is familia and will always be that. But he knows how hard Santos has worked to get here. Heck, Rey grew up watching Santos’ father, El Fantasma. So Rey has nothing but love and respect for Santos. But be careful what you wish for. Every time Rey steps in the ring, he expects the best of his opponent and brings the best in return. So Santos, like they say, this IS the fight of their lives! May the best man win. Rey seems to feel the same way as Santos, but will either man still feel good after taking a loss?


The Bloodline is beating up Ashante THEE Adonis?!

B-Fab shouts for Jimmy to stop but Jimmy stops when he says he’s stopping! Refs and producers rush in and Jimmy says okay, his bad, he’s done now. Adonis crawls away, but Solo is there! Jimmy says finish this, Solo! UREANGE through the table!! Hit Row suffers the wrath of The Bloodline, but when and where will it stop?


WWE United States Championship: Rey Mysterio VS Santos Escobar!

SmackDown returns as Zelina is ringside for both men, and Santos makes his entrance. Santos says hola to Dragon before getting in the ring. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who holds gold for the L W O!

The bell rings and fans fire up as the two tie up. They go around, Santos waistlocks but Rey works on an escape. Santos holds tight, they sit down, and Rey moves around. Rey fights up, jumps, but Santos holds on during the flying mare! Santos shifts to go for an abdominal stretch but Rey fights it to have a toehold. Fans rally and duel, Santos chinlocks but Rey pulls on the leg. Santos uses that to body scissor, and he rolls Rey to a cover, ONE! Rey is still stuck in the scissors but he moves around. Rey claws at the hold, Santos shifts and has the back mount to then roll Rey again. Rey slips free and the two stand off.

Fans cheer as Rey and Santos reset. Santos trips Rey, blocks the headscissor, but Rey gets up. Santos wrenches, wristlocks, but Rey flips through! Santos whips, Rey reverses but Santos reverses again. Rey is on the apron but he RAMS into Santos! Rey slingshots but Santos stops the rana to GAMANGIRI! Rey falls, Santos PLANCHAS! Down goes Rey at the ramp and Zelina is worried for both men as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again and Santos has Rey in a modified stretch. Rey endures, Santos shifts his grip, but Rey fights free. Santos has a hammerlock to keep Rey close, and Santos wrangles Rey down. Rey fights up, fans rally, and Rey jumps to hit that flying-mare! Fans fire up as Santos speeds things up and runs Rey over! Things keep moving, Rey dodges but Santos DROPKICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Rey hangs tough, and Zelina is again torn. She rallies the fans more for the LWO than for either man. Santos waistlocks, Rey switches, but Santos switches back. They go to ropes and Rey bucks the O’Conner.

Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA Santos outta the ring! Fans fire up and Rey builds speed, goes up the corner to PLANCHA! Down goes Santos! Fans fire up with Rey and he hears the ring count. Rey drags Santos up, puts him in at 6 of 10, and then climbs the corner. Santos stands, Rey SEATED SENTONS! Rey keeps moving, and he CLOBBERS Santos! Both men are down and fans rally up more. But wait, Jimmy and Solo are still wreaking havoc backstage? SAMOAN SPIKE for security! Jimmy says that guy won’t be Cena’s partner, either! Back to the ring, fans rally for “619! 619!” as Rey goes to ropes.

Santos stands, he rushes in to sunset flip, but Rey rolls through to BUZZSAW! Santos is dazed, Rey calls his shot and he drop toeholds Santos onto ropes! Rey dials it up as fans go wild, but Santos SUPERKICKS Rey outta the ring! Santos takes aim, builds speed, ARROW FROM HELL!! Direct hit at the ramp and down goes Rey! Santos catches his breath while he stands back up, and then he goes up the barriers? To MOONSAULT Rey on the ramp! Zelina is worried again but Santos puts Rey back in the ring. Rey staggers and goes to the far side but Santos takes aim. “This is Awesome!” as Santos spells it out, “L! W! O!”

Santos goes corner to corner, DOUBLE KNEES! Rey wobbles, but Santos puts him back in the corner. Santos goes again, DOUBLE KNEES! Santos hoists Rey up top, climbs up after him, but Rey HEADBUTTS! Rey fires forearms and he knocks Santos down! Santos stands up while Rey steadies himself, but Santos GAMANGIRIS first! Santos climbs up again, goes to the very top, and he whistles for the SUPER STEINER! Zelina couldn’t even watch that, worried for both men. Santos goes to the apron, to SLINGSHOT SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Rey survives and Santos is a bit surprised as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns yet again and Santos has Rey against ropes. Santos CHOPS, and fans “WOO~!” as Rey staggers. Santos whips, BOOTS, and then brings Rey around. Santos picks Rey up into a GORY ESPECIAL! Rey endures being bent back, and Santos even pulls on the arms! Fans rally, Rey fights against the hold, and pops free to arm-drag! Fans fire up as REy goes to a corner, and Santos runs in, only to be put on the apron! Santos GAMANGIRIS, Rey staggers, and then Santos fires up! Santos climbs, leaps, but Rey dodges and the crossbody flops! Rey lines up a shot, runs and springboards but then Santos dodges!

Rey and Santos are both down after those belly flops, and fans rally as both men rise up. Santos runs in, scoops Rey and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans rally as Rey staggers up, but into a tilt-o-whirl torture rack! Santos runs around with Rey, then hits a RACK DROP! Cover, TWO!! Zelina is relieved again but Santos is surprised. Rey tells Santos to bring it on, there needs to be a winner. Santos storms up to CHOP! And whip, but Rey KICKS back! Rey runs to RAN- NO, Santos blocks that! Santos swings Rey up but Rey sunset flips! TWO!! Santos escapes and even Zelina is stunned! Fans fire up again, “This is Awesome!”

Rey runs in, Santos puts him on the apron but Rey ROCKS Santos first! Then Rey goes up a corner, brings Santos up to join him, and then adjusts position to fire off hands! Fans fire up as Rey calls the shot, but Santos drags Rey into a fireman’s carry! Rey fights with elbows, then pops up to SUPER RANA!! Fans are thunderous while Santos sits up in a daze! Rey DROPKICKS Santos onto ropes! Dial it up! 6 1 9 BLOCKED! Santos drags Rey into an Alabama Lift! But Rey holds the ropes for dear life! Rey then RANAS Santos back onto ropes, redials, and 619 HITS!!! Rey hurries up top, says hey to Eddie, and hit a FROG- NO!

Santos avoids the splash, CLUBS Rey, covers, TWO into the ghost pin! TWO!!! Both men escape by nanoseconds but Santos fireman’s carries! PHANTOM- TAKEDOWN! Rey has a spladle! REY WINS!!

Winner: Rey Mysterio, by pinfall (still WWE United States Champion)

And the greatest luchador of all time comes out the champion! Santos is stunned, but Rey offers him a handshake of respect. They are still familiar, aren’t they? WAIT! The Profits attack!! Dawkins & Ford mug Rey & Santos, this must be how they’re proving Lashley wrong! They hit Escobar with a BIG LARIAT! Fans boo but here comes Lashley! The All Mighty says that’s it! That’s what he wanted! But then here comes the rest of the LWO! Lashley CLOBBERS Wilde while Ford & Dawkins mug Cruz! But Dragon Lee wants to get in! Security keeps him back, he’s just here as a guest! So Wilde is fed to the REVELATION!

The fans boo but The All Mighty has his Profits! Will they soon run SmackDown with iron fists?


The LWO regroups.

They’ve all got icepacks in the medical trainer’s room, and Kayla walks in to congratulate Rey on the win. But before the team could celebrate the moment, they got jumped by The Profits. Santos says sorry, excuse him, but the Profits ruined the moment! Rey says they beat the Profits last week, and now Lashley and them act like they run SmackDown! LWO challenges Lashley & The Profits to a match at Fastlane! Let’s see how tough they are when it’s fair and square! What will happen when these factions go to war in Indianapolis?


WWE announces a huge signing!

Former AEW TBS Champion and rising star, JADE CARGILL, is now with WWE! She got 20 MILLION views on a video just for showing up at the Performance Center! Will a storm be coming for the WWE Women’s Division?


John Cena arrives backstage!

He pulls in rather fast and furious, and he storms right into the arena, that tag match contract in his hands! Will Cena find someone Jimmy & Solo haven’t destroyed to sign on the dotted line? Is there even anyone left?


Pretty Deadly has a video message.

“On July 14th, 2023, Elton prince suffered a devastating shoulder injury. Despite all odds, he is on the road to recovery.” It’s another rehab workout montage, but Elton is still in the wheelchair… Elton works on reaching out for hot tags, swinging chairs, ends up rolling downhill during a celebration, and can’t even poke eyes properly. But as he continues to work at it, he has the courage to stand up and tag in Kit! #YESBOY! #EltonStrong.

The Brawling Brutes are watching this.

Ridge Holland and Pete Dunne look at each other, and neither of them can even process this. Dunne feels maybe they should’ve broken Elton’s leg. The idiots. Will Elton & Kit hope they can stay far, far, far away from Northern Grit and the Bruiserweight?


Charlotte Flair VS Bayley w/ Damage CTRL!

The Queen did what she could to help The Empress of Tomorrow hold off the Evil Genius and her cohorts, but all that got them was a win for Iyo Sky and this rivalry rematch with the Role Model! Will Bayley make an example out of her fellow Horsewoman? Or will Charlotte make Bayley bow down?

SmackDown returns and Bayley makes her entrance, Iyo and Dakota right behind her. But then Charlotte has Bayley hold on so she can get a mic. Charlotte has a question for Bayley: What’s happened to you? Bayley is one of the Four Horsewomen, but now she’s just happy carrying Iyo’s bags. Bayley has become a stepping stone while Charlotte is still the measuring stick. And in the end, it doesn’t matter. Bayley is just in Charlotte’s way. She’ll beat Bayley tonight, and then challenge Iyo for the WWE Women’s Championship at Fastlane! Fans fire up for that, and the bell rings. Bayley CLOBBERS Charlotte!

Bayley fires off, all riled up after what Charlotte said. DMG CTRL cheers and high-fives Bayley. Bayley CHOPS Charlotte, bumps her off buckles, then stomps a mudhole in! Bayley ROCKS Charlotte, lets off, and brings Charlotte around to whip. But Charlotte reverses to send Bayley into the corner, and she CHOPS! Fans “WOO~!” and Charlotte CHOPS again! Charlotte whips, Bayley reverses but Charlotte goes up and out to BOOT Bayley down! Iyo swipes at Charlotte, then Bayley BLASTS Charlotte down! Bayley goes out to the apron, to then FLYING ELBOW Charlotte down! DMG CTRL is fired up as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Charlotte is up top, to CROSSBODY Bayley down! Fans fire up with Charlotte as she storms around. Bayley flounders to ropes, stands up, and Charlotte CHOPS her! And CHOPS her! And CHOPS her! And then CHOPS again! Fans fire up as Charlotte says one more, then CHOPS Bayley again! Charlotte swings, Bayley dodges but Charlotte scoops! FALL AWAY SLAM! Charlotte kips up and fans fire up again! Charlotte handsprings to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Bayley is still in this but Charlotte knows she’s tough. Bayley bails out to the apron, Charlotte storms over, but Bayley HOTSHOTS!

Bayley slides in, waistlocks, but Charlotte bucks the O’Conner, to then trip Bayley! Bayley scrambles, Charlotte steps over to drop a knee on Bayley’s knee! Bayley goes to a corner and Charlotte GAMANGIRIS! Bayley staggers, but she BOOTS back! But then Charlotte BOOTS back! Cover, TWO! Charlotte keeps her cool while the fans rally up. Charlotte steps on Bayley and goes to the corner, then goes up the corner, only for Bayley to YANK her down! Bayley puts Charlotte in the ropes, throw hands, then hits a STOCK DROP! Shoutout to another of the Horsewomen! Bayley then SUNSET BOMBS Charlotte into buckles! Bayley drags Charlotte to a cover, TWO!

Bayley tells fans to shut up, don’t cheer for her! Dakota and Iyo cheer her on, though, and Bayley fires forearms on Charlotte! Bayley mocks the “WOO~!” then CHOPS! Bayley CHOPS Charlotte again and again, runs, but Charlotte SPEARS her down! Cover, Charlotte wins!!

Winner: Charlotte Flair, by pinfall

DMG CTRL can’t believe it, but their Role Model lost! The Queen is already wearing yellow ‘n’ block to match Fastlane’s logo, will she take that gold off Iyo? Bayley gets a mic to shout, “Cut the music, you idiots!” Bayley won’t let Charlotte just cut the line! Bayley vowed to end Charlotte, and that’s what DMG CTRL is gonna do! The three surround the ring, but here comes ASUKA! The Empress joins the Queen to run off their common enemies! Asuka gets a mic to shout “OI OI OI OI!” What do you idiots think you’re doing?! She won’t let them do whatever they want! Bayley says okay, they want a Triple Threat for the women’s title?! Then they’ve got it!!

Wait, what? Iyo is confused, but Bayley says this is totally what Asuka said. No, Iyo knows what Asuka said and it wasn’t that! But Bayley says this is so they can teach both Asuka and Charlotte a lesson! Bayley sticks her foot in Iyo’s mouth again, will the Evil Genius have to really work hard on a plan to survive Fastlane?


John Cena heads to the ring!

Sacramento fires up as Cena storms out, saying we’re getting serious tonight! Cena slides into the ring, contract still in hand. Cena also gets a mic, and he tells Sacramento, “I hear ya out there!” Sacramento chants for Cena and so he knows they hear him. And he knows that because last week, he said he was back to compete and that he wanted a match. The Bloodline didn’t take too kindly to that, though. They left Cena knocked out, but they also left him with the contract. This is the contract for a match with them at Fastlane. Yeah, a little lukewarm, because there’s a problem: Cena doesn’t have a partner.

Cena says tonight is very important, because now he has a choice to make. He could rip up the contract and act like this didn’t happen. Fans boo that idea. Or he could stand and fight. The fans like that! So what do you think the man who wears the words “Never Give Up” is gonna make? They cheer the second so he says that’s damn right! He will honor this contract! And if he doesn’t find a partner by Fastlane, then he will fight The Bloodline by himself in a 2v1 Handicap! But speaking of, here comes The Bloodline! Jimmy grins as he has the mic again. “Well, look who finally showed up.”

Cena’s out here talking about Fastlane? Did he not just see what The Bloodline’s been doing all night? They were sending messages! If you team with Cena, you get got by The Bloodline! Fans boo, but Jimmy goes to the apron to tell Cena, “You’re not making it to Fastlane!” But then Cena DECKS Jimmy! Solo stares Cena down, fans fire up, and Solo gets in the ring! Cena throws off the shirt because it is go time! Solo swings, misses, and Cena fireman’s carries, but Jimmy SUPERKICKS him! Flashbacks to last week, HIP ATTACK in the corner! Then Solo adds a HIP ATTACK in the corner! Then Jimmy whips Solo in for another HIP ATTACK!

Fans boo as Cena flops out of the ring. The Bloodline clears off the announce desk! They put Cena on it, and Jimmy raises the one. Jimmy goes up the steps but Solo stops him. Solo wants this one! Jimmy grins and nods and lets Solo climb. But L A KNIGHT is here!! Fans are thunderous as the Mega Star storms down, slides in, and he dodges Jimmy to BLAST Solo! And then he BLASTS Jimmy! Knight stomps a mudhole into Jimmy but Solo stops him! So Knight fires off haymakers! Solo TOSSES Knight, but misses the splash! JUMP NECKBREAKER! Jimmy is up, Knight scoops to POWERSLAM!

Fans fire up, and they spell it out, “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!” BIG elbow drop for Jimmy! Cena is back and he TOSSES Solo! Knight TOSSES Jimmy! Mega Star and Greatest of All Time look to each other, and Knight picks up the contract! Fans are electric as Knight signs his name! Cena can’t believe it, either! He has a tag partner for Fastlane? YEAH!! Will Cena and Knight show The Bloodline whose game is it? With EVERYBODY saying… L A KNIGHT, YEAH!!

My Thoughts:

An awesome episode of SmackDown, especially with how fired up the Sacramento crowd was for everything. Great stuff with Bloodline and such, taking logical yet still exciting turns. Karl Anderson going after The Bloodline was good, because as much as Karl didn’t want Styles getting involved, but he also wasn’t going to let The Bloodline get away with this. Though, Karl didn’t really accomplish much as he got cheated in that match. That slap from Mia was great, though. Then Jimmy & Solo going on a rampage backstage was a great way to show how Jimmy is drunk with power all because he thinks Roman will have his back. Roman most certainly won’t now that Jimmy’s actions have brought LA Knight into the story. Great save from Knight, and he will make a great team with Cena.

Great “main event” match from Charlotte VS Bayley, and that black ‘n’ yellow gear is pretty cool stuff from Charlotte. DMG CTRL of course tries to help Bayley but that backfires. And then I actually like that we’re going back to Bayley talking big and putting Iyo on the spot. The Triple Threat title match is going to be great, and is actually some mad genius thinking from Bayley. DMG CTRL can now legally interfere to make sure Iyo wins against Charlotte and Asuka, but I feel like this can also bring in Shotzi or even Bianca to counteract DMG CTRL. Either way, it’ll be some great stuff to really up things in the SmackDown Women’s Division.

Hilarious vignette from Pretty Deadly, and good response from Brawling Brutes. That feud will definitely start up again after Fastlane and give us a SmackDown contender for the Undisputed Tag Team Championships. Really good stuff out of the Grayson Waller Effect with Lashley putting the pressure on the Profits. Almost thought they were gonna jump Theory since Lashley doesn’t like Theory, but I guess that would make this faction Faces since Theory is Heel. It was nice to see Grimes back, though he does lose to Theory. Dragon Lee being here tonight makes me think he is called up to SmackDown after he screws Dominik Mysterio out of the North American title tomorrow night.

And after just an awesome US Championship match, the Profits instead go after the LWO, a logical move given the back and forth between the factions. LWO wants a Six Man Tag, but does that mean it’ll be Santos, Cruz & Wilde? Or is Rey going to take one of the spots? Either way it’ll be a good time but it feels like the All Mighty Profits are going to take that one to build their momentum towards their own title goals. Lashley VS Rey for the US Championship with Santos helping feels like the move. Maybe there’s tension created as Santos costs Rey, or as Rey says Santos can’t be bending rules just to win. It just feels like something’s going to/has to change in the group dynamic.

My Score: 8.9/10

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