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Mitchell’s WWE Money in the Bank Results & Report! (7/1/23)

London calling…!



Money in the Bank in the UK!

WWE brings another Premium Live Event to the United Kingdom as Money in the Bank is live from the O2 in London! Whose careers will change when they win the briefcases here tonight?


  • Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Ricochet VS Shinsuke Nakamura VS Damian Priest VS Pete Dunne VS Santos Escobar VS LA Knight VS Logan Paul; Priest wins and is the 2023 Mr. MITB.
  • Undisputed WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler VS Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez; Liv & Raquel win and become the new Undisputed WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: GUNTHER VS Matt Riddle; Gunther wins and retains the title.
  • Cody Rhodes VS Dominik Mysterio w/ Rhea Ripley; Cody wins.
  • Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Becky Lynch VS Trish Stratus VS Zoey Stark VS Bayley VS Iyo Sky VS Zelina Vega; Iyo wins and is the 2023 Ms. MITB.
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins VS Finn Balor; Rollins wins and retains the title.
  • Bloodline Civil War: Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa w/ Paul Heyman VS The Usos; The Usos win.


It’s the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show!

Join Jackie Redmond, Matt Camp and Peter Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action happening across the pond.


Kayla Brackston is backstage.

Kayla is outside Roman Reigns’ locker room, hoping to get a word with the Tribal Chief. Granted, he isn’t the one who answers the door, but tonight being Money in the Bank, anything can happen. Kayla knocks, but of course, it is the Wise Man who answers. Kayla asks Paul Heyman that of all the years they’ve worked together, she’s never seen him so stressed. Is the Bloodline Civil War- Heyman looks up and she stops there. Heyman says, “I’ve never seen him like this.” Heyman has tears in his eyes as he says he made a suggestion for a game plan to Roman and Roman says he will throw Solo the scraps. And even Heyman will get a scrap of the Usos’ carcasses.

Heyman has been in this business 40 years, has known the Usos since they were 4 years old. Heyman knows what they’re all capable of. Tonight, we will not see the Tribal Chief, the Head of the Table. Tonight, we see a warrior who was trained by the Wild Samoans themselves. It’s not gonna be enough for Roman to prove that the Usos are not the greatest team in history. He will wipe them off the face of the WWE, expunge their names from the history books… And the next family role call, they will not be welcomed. The beating Roman vows to put on the Usos will violate the terms of “sports entertainment.”

There won’t be any fun to be had to watch this. Heyman apologizes to the world for what they’re about to see. It will be smashed, stacked, pinned, and shipped out of the WWE… permanently. And there’s nothing Heyman can do to stop it. Heyman returns into the private suite, is this Civil War about to be more than just a title?


MITB Productions presents:

“London. Good to see you again, old friend. It’s been quite some time, hasn’t it? Well, things are about to get really interesting. You see, this is a high stakes, high risk, high reward situation we have here. And as they say, time is money. So, I suppose we ought to get to it.” Opportunity is the mission. But there are many eyes on the prize. The Judgment Day is approaching, and a battle for the future of a Bloodline is upon us. Who’s in? Who’s out? And who’s prepared to be shaken and stirred? This is MITB in the UK.


Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Ricochet VS Shinsuke Nakamura VS Damian Priest VS Pete Dunne VS Santos Escobar VS LA Knight VS Logan Paul!

In a match that can elevate careers and create new legends, we get a fresh crop of superstars who have never been Mr. MITB! Then will it be the King of Flight, the King of Strong Style, the Punisher, the Bruiserweight, the Emperor of Lucha or the ImPAULsive Maverick that has their first time with the briefcase?

The bell rings and Logan is already talking trash. But then he sees he’s surrounded 6 to 1. Fans fire up as everyone fires off on Logan! They beat him down 6 to 1! Priest ROCKS Logan, Dunne clotheslines Logan out! And then everyone else fires off on each other! Things spill out of the ring, Knight has Nakamura. Escobar DORPKICKS Priest outta the ring, but Dunne drags Priest out. They brawl, Escobar DECKS Dunne, but Logan gets up and puts a ladder in. Kind of a small one, but he still stands it up. Nakamura goes after Logan! Nakamura knees and bumps Logan off buckles, to give him GOOD VIBRATIONS!

Fans fire up but Priest runs in to ROUNDHOUSE Nakamura! Priest takes Logan’s little ladder and RAMS Nakamura with it! Escobar grabs the ladder, then Ricochet joins in. They power Priest to a corner and Dunne adds on, too! They CLAP the ladder closed on Priest’s hands! Then they mug him 3v1! Dunne & Escobar get on the ladder to stomp Priest! Ricochet then SUPERKICKS Priest! Priest is stuck, but Knight shoves Ricochet into Escobar and DDTS Dunne! Fans fire up for Knight! Nakamura slides in to ROUNDHOUSE and WHEEL KICK Knight, though! Nakamura then gives Priest GOOD VIBRATIONS!

Nakamura goes up the ladder to GUILLOTINE KNEE Priest down! Ricochet runs in, dodges and RANAS Nakamura! Dunne gets in, Ricochet dodges to RAN- NO, Dunne and Nakamura DOUBLE KICK him down! Fans fire up for King of Strong Style and Bruiserweight to stare down! They fire off fast hands! Nakamura ROCKS Dunne, Escobar CROSSBODIES Nakamura! Escobar dodges Dunne to RANA him out! Logan returns to fire hands on Escobar! And RAMS him into the ladder! Logan gets that ladder up, fans boo as he sets it up, but Ricochet gets in. Ricochet smirks as he taps Logan on the back.

Logan sees he’s surrounded gain as Dunne, Knight and Nakamura return. They mug Logan 4v1! Then they go after each other! Dunne goes out, looks under the ring, and brings out a TABLE! The fans have even more reason to cheer their hometown hero now! Dunne brings out a SECOND TABLE! And a CRICKET PADDLE! Dunne gets in to CLUB and SMACK Nakamura, and then Ricochet, and then Knight! Dunne climbs the ladder, but Priest yanks him down. Priest puts the ladder aside, runs in at Dunne, but Dunne dumps him out. Priest drags Dunne out and BELL CLAPS! Then spin and ROLLING ELBOW!

Logan wants mercy as Priest storms up on him. Logan says he and Priest can work together cuz they’re the tallest guys here. Logan wants Priest to help him with tables, and for now, Priest helps. The tables are put side by side near the ring, fans chant “OH~ Logan’s a Wanker~!” Logan says that’s good stuff. Priest CLUBS Dunne, Logan wants a high-five. Priest DECKS Logan instead! Priest drags Logan up to TOSS into steel steps! Fans chant “YOU DESERVE IT!” Escobar then DIVES onto Priest! Knight gets the ladder! But Ricochet chops him away. Knight reverses, Ricochet DIVES through the ladder to take out Dunne and Escobar!!

But that means Knight has the ladder! But then Logan returns, so Knight kicks him away. Logan goes up to SUPER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Logan hurries to the ladder, folds it up, and he SLAMS it on Knight! And he RAMS Dunne off the apron! Logan puts that ladder in the corner but Priest returns. Logan HOTSHOTS then WRECKS Priest, then SLINGSHOT- HAYMAKER from Priest! Fans cheer as Priest pulls steel steps apart! Priest brings the base around, and makes a ladder bridge between it and ring. The others are brawling while Priest drags Logan up. Priest goes up the little steps, and fans fire up as he suplexes!

But Dunne mule kicks Priest down! And STOMPS the hands! BUZZSAW! Nakamura knees Dunne, BOOTS Priest, and he hauls Priest onto the ladder bridge. Nakamura CLUBS away on Priest, climbs up, and fans fire up, only for Logan to anchor Nakamura’s leg and trip him up! Nakamura falls to the floor and Logan aims at Priest. FROG SPLASH onto the ladder! The ladder doesn’t break but Priest and Logan sure felt that one. Fans chant “YOU STILL SUCK!” at Logan, and he probably regrets that move. Nakamura grabs a tall ladder and brings it in. Ricochet joins in to set up the ladder, but then fires off on Nakamura!

Ricochet has Nakamura against the rungs as he KICKS and KICKS! Ricochet then gets a shorter ladder, and runs in! Nakamura avoids it, we have another ladder bridge! Nakamura puts Ricochet on that, then runs to SLIDING GERMAN! Ricochet flounders out, Knight returns! Nakamura fireman’s carries Knight, to then DDT! Nakamura kicks Ricochet away before climbing up the ladder. But so is Escobar! They brawl up top, Nakamura grabs an arm through the rungs! But Escobar pulls hair! Escobar CLUBS and shoves Nakamura down! Dunne returns and gets up on Escobar! Dunne has a SLEEPER!

Escobar goes down a few rungs, and rests on the ladder bridge. Ricochet springboards, 450 ON THE LADDER!! Fans lose their minds as all three men fall off but the ladder stays together! “This is Awesome!” as all seven men are back in the ring. All seven men stand, and they all see the one ladder. They all roar, an d the brawls are on again! Logan gest mugged, Dunne makes a break for it! Priest drags him down, FLATLINER! Priest adjusts the ladder and climbs! Everyone sees him, Knight goes up after him! SUPER SAIDO!! Knight hurries up the rungs but Logan is on the corner! Logan springboards, FLYING BLOCKBUSTER!

Ricochet SHOOTING STARS Logan! Ricochet climbs but Escobar YANKS him down, fireman’s carry to the PHANTOM DRIVER!! Escobar climbs but Nakamura is there! YANK and down goes Escobar! Nakamura climbs but has to kick Escobar away. FLYING KNEE takes Escobar out! Nakamura is alone and he hurries back up, only for Dunne to drag him out! Dunne ROCKS Nakamura, BOOTS Ricochet, and goes for an even taller ladder! Dunne climbs it, with Knight, Dunne, Priest, Escobar and Nakamura all lined up! ARIHARA MOONSAULT onto them all!! Fans lose their minds again as they all go down!!

Dunne hurries back in and hurries for the ladder, but here comes Logan! Logan yanks Dunne down, ONE LUCKY RIGHT! Logan climbs, but Ricochet returns! Ricochet yanks Logan down, fires off kicks, but Logan ducks one! ONE LUCKY RIGHT!! Logan says thank you, London, and he climbs up. But Escobar yanks him down! Logan blocks a kick, Escobar ducks the haymaker to CALF KICK! “L! W! O!” JUMP KNEE! Logan falls outta the ring, and Escobar climbs! Escobar paws at the briefcase but Nakamura drags Escobar down! Nakamura ROCKS Escobar, climbs up, but so does Escobar! They again brawl up top!

Knight returns with a ladder of his own! He JAMS Nakamura, then sets up right beside the first ladder. Knight climbs, catches up to Escobar and throws hands. But Nakamura returns from the other side. Knight throws hands, “YEAH!” but Escobar hits back. SUPER RANA!! Both men go down and fans fire up as Nakamura keeps climbing! Escobar hurries to return, but Logan and Ricochet both get to the apron. Nakamura and Escobar both pull hair, both Logan and Ricochet springboard to the ladders! They fight Nakamura off, then fight each other! Nakamura returns, he and Escobar keep fighting!

Ricochet grabs the hook but the others stop him! They’re all brawling, and Knight tips a ladder! Down go Escobar and Nakamura! Ricochet and Logan keep brawling, but now Knight goes after them! Logan and Ricochet kick him away, but he tips their ladder over! Ricochet and Logan are stuck up on the top rope, so Ricochet says to hell with it! SUPER SPANISH FLY through the tables!!! Fans lose their minds again and refs check Logan and Ricochet! Knight is still in the ring, but now Dunne returns! They brawl all the way up! Fans are torn, but Knight SMACKS Dunne off the top! And then brings Dunne up, but Dunne bends fingers!

Dunne tortures Knight, and SNAPS the fingers!! Knight falls to the floor, but Priest returns! Dunne works on the hook but Priest fires hands! Priest reaches up, but Dunne gets those fingers! Priest choke grips Dunne! SUPER SOUTH OF HEAVEN onto a ladder!! But Knight drags Priest down, and TOSSES him! But Escobar returns to run at Knight !Knight gets him for B F T!! Nakamura returns, but Knight TOSSES him out!! Knight hurries up top, fans are thunderous, because Knight- NO, Priest choke grips! Knight fights Priest off, grabs at the case, but Priest hits him low! SUPER BROKEN ARROW!!!

Priest hurries back up, grabs the briefcase, and WINS!!

Winner: Damian Priest (NEW Mr. Money in the Bank)

Senor Dinero en el Banko, the Punisher of Judgment Day! Will this guarantee that no matter what, the Judgment Day will have the World Heavyweight Championship?


Undisputed WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler VS Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez!

The Baddest Women on the Planet only just became the unified WWE & NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions, and they’re already putting their belts up against some familiar foes. Will Ronda & Shayna stay golden after their trip to the UK? Or will Morgan & Rodriguez once again be #LivingLarge?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly undisputed in the Women’s Tag Division!

The teams sort out and Liv starts against Shayna. The two circle, tie up, and Shayna wrenches to a wristlock. Shayna throws Liv with the double wristlock, isolates that arm, but Liv avoids the stomp! Roll up, Shayna rolls through so Liv SHOTGUNS her down! Liv then drags Shayna up, whips, but Shayna reverses. Liv ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Shayna bails to the apron, fans fire up with Liv and she storms over. Liv brings Shayna up to bump Shayna off buckles, then goes the other way to triangle jump ENZIGURI! Shayna falls to the floor, Ronda runs in but Raquel runs in to clothesline her out!

Liv and Raquel coordinate, Liv goes up Raquel to be the HUMAN WEAPON! The bomb takes out Ronda & Shayna and fans fire up! Liv puts Shayna in, Ronda runs up but Liv elbows her down! Shayna arm-drags Liv down and STOMPS that arm! Liv clutches the arm, the one she’s recovering from, but she’s somehow still okay to continue. Shayna tags in Ronda and Ronda storms up on Liv. Ronda sayanagis Liv all around! Ronda taunts Raquel, keeps Liv from her, and mocks Raquel’s back lats. Ronda throws Liv around, tags Shayna in, and then SAYANAGI to SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO!

Liv is toughing it out but Shayna is after the arm. Top wristlock, but Liv fights up. Shayna wrangles her back down, but fans rally up. Liv fights up again, throws body shots, and then arm-drags Shayna away! Shayna comes back, Liv jumps but gets caught! Shayan RAMS her into the corner! Shayna tautns Raquel, runs back in, but Liv BOOTS her! Shayna tries again, but Liv dodges Shayna and Shayna htis buckles! Liv crawls but Shayna drags her away. Liv BOOTS Shayna away, Ronda tags in! Ronda gets a leg! ANKLE LOCK! Ronda leans on the leg, Liv endures, reaches out, but Ronda taunts her.

Liv fights, turns, KICKS Ronda and rolls her up, TWO!! Ronda stands, into a CODE BREAKER! Hot tag to Raquel! Big Mami Cool rallies on Ronda & Shayna! Ronda dodges one lariat but not the SOUTHPAW! Shayna runs in, into a FALL AWAY SLAM! Raquel POWERSLAMS Ronda! Cover, TWO! Ronda survives but Raquel whips her to a corner. Ronda reverses, runs in, but Raquel BOOTS her! Raquel goes up but Ronda fires off hands! Ronda climbs, gets the arm, HANGING ARMBAR! The ref counts, but Raquel powers up to SUPER POWERBOMB!! Cover, Shayna breaks it! Fans fire up as Shayna crawls back to her corner.

Raquel and Ronda crawl now, Liv returns. Fans rally up, hot tags to Liv and Shayna! Liv goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Shayna rolls through and has the bad arm! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Ronda BLASTS Raquel, and gets an ANKLE LOCK!!! Liv endures, Raquel CLOBBERS Ronda & Shayna! Fans are thunderous as everyone goes for their corners. Shayna grabs a leg, Liv ENZIGURIS her away! Ronda goes after Raquel from the outside and gets her off the apron! Then POSTS her! The fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Liv runs at Shayna! Shayna avoids ObLivion to GERMAN SUPLEX! KIRAFUDA KLUTCH!!

Liv endures, but she’s caught! Liv sputters, fans rally, and Liv fights a second wind! Liv stands up, to JAWBREAKER! Shayna tumbles away, Ronda tags back in. Ronda stalks Liv, fans boo as she fires up. But SHAYNA ATTACKS RONDA?!?! Shayna beats Ronda down and the fans can’t believe it!! KIRAFUDA KLUTCH!!! Ronda is OUT! Fans are thunderous and Liv is confused as all get out! Ronda sits up, sputters, and is also confused by why her friend would do this. Raquel tags in, then drags Ronda up. TEXANA BOMB!! Liv tags in, OBLIVION!! Cover, Liv & Raquel win!!!

Winners: Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez (NEW Undisputed WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

Just as Ronda & Shayna were dominating all of the WWE, the Queen of Spades turns on Ronda! What will Ronda do in response to this betrayal? Liv & Raquel are back on top, will this be their biggest reign yet?


Backstage interview with Damian Priest.

Kayla welcomes the new Mr. MITB, and he wants us to get it right that it is Senor MITB. Then congrats, Senor. What are his plans now? There are a lot to think about. He could cash in to become Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, or Universal Champion! But one thing that is for sure is that Priest will be un campeon. The Punisher heads out, will he take his shot here tonight?


WWE Intercontinental Championship: GUNTHER VS Matt Riddle!

Der Ring General does not respect the Original Bro, or any Americans, really. He once vowed no American wrestler would take this title from him, but could that change here in the UK? Or will Gunther keep the mat sacred?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who brings the title back to the states!

The bell rings and the two circle. Riddle goes for a leg, Gunther blocks but Riddle shifts to a facelock. Gunther fights up, puts Riddle in a corner, but Riddle avoids the chop to KICK! Riddle then goes for an arm, HOVERBOARD! Gunther powers out with a scoop and SLAM! Riddle gets right up and jumps on for a SLEEPER! Gunther powers Riddle to a corner, throws elbows, but Riddle gets him for a HANGING TRIANGLE! Riddle lets off at 4, gets back in and KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Gunther blocks but Riddle CHOPS! Gunther CHOPS Riddle off his feet! Fans fire up and Gunther drags Riddle around.

Gunther kicks Riddle down, then looms over him. Gunther drags Riddle up, UPPERCUTS him, then talks some trash. Gunther CHOPS Riddle in a corner, CHOPS him again, and talks more trash. Riddle fires forearms in return! And CHOPS! Gunther shoves, Riddle catches him for a spin and PELE! Riddle kips up, fans fire up, and Riddle forearms in the corner! Riddle goes side to side, another forearm! But Gunther blocks the exploder, CLUBS Riddle, and turns him, but Riddle drops to get the KNEEBAR!! Gunther fights up, powers out of the hold and stomps Riddle down! And SLAPS him around!

Fans fire up as as Gunther throws more slaps and drops a knee! Riddle gets away, Gunther stalks him, but Riddle fires back! Riddle KICKS and CHOPS and KICKS, but Gunther blocks to sweep the bad ankle! Gunther gets that leg, and he rips the tape off! Gunther drops a knee on the ankle! Riddle writhes, and Gunther stomps the foot! Riddle clutches the ankle while Gunther looms over him. Gunther stomps Riddle in the shoulders now, then drags Riddle by the ankle. Another knee drop to the leg! Gunther stands Riddle up, but Riddle KICKS! Gunther just blocks, so Riddle KNEES Gunther!

Gunther staggers, but gets around Riddle, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Gunther gets the leg for a HEEL HOOK! Riddle endures, fans rally and duel, and Riddle CHOPS! Gunther pulls on the leg but Riddle CHOPS! Gunther CHOPS, but Riddle kicks with the good leg! Riddle gets free, then clinches, BROSPLODER! And then BROTON! INTO A SLEEPER!! Gunther has Riddle caught! Riddle pries at the hold, opens the body scissors, roll back to a cover, ONE!! Gunther gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Riddle lands on his feet! But the bad ankle slows Riddle down! LARIAT from Gunther!! Cover, TWO!!!

Riddle survives, but Gunther hauls him up! But Riddle slips outta the bomb, FINAL FLASH KNEE! Ripcord, ANOTHER KNEE!! Cover, TWO!! Gunther is still in this but Riddle runs, PENALTY KICK! Riddle hurries up the corner and fans fire up. FLOATING BRO!! Cover, TWO!!! Gunther survives and Riddle is beside himself! Fans rally harder and Riddle brings Gunther up. “This is Wrestling!” as Gunther fights the scoop. Riddle KNEES Gunther, tries again, but Gunther slips down to CHOP Riddle down!! Gunther then goes up, GENERAL SPLASH into a TRIANGLE HOLD!!!

Gunther is caught now, fights up, and he deadlifts Riddle! GENERAL BOMB! Cover, TWO!! But into a HALF CRAB! Riddle crawls, claws, reaches out, but Gunther drags him back! Riddle turns over, kicks away at Gunther, but Gunther CHOPS the bad foot! And again! And again! HEEL HOOK!!! Riddle flails, and TAPS! Gunther wins!!

Winner: Gunther, by submission (still WWE Intercontinental Champion)

Der Ring General wins because he had a target already put on Riddle’s body. With chess master level thinking, will he ever be dethroned? Wait! DREW MCINTYRE IS HERE!! London goes wild for the Scottish Warrior, and he storms right into the ring. McIntyre stares Gunther down, and then steps to him. Gunther shoves McIntyre, so McIntyre HEADBUTTS Gunther down! Fans fire up and McIntyre fires up! McIntyre is in the corner, he counts it down! “THREE! TWO! ONE!” CLAYMORE!! And a kip up! Fans are thunderous and McIntyre picks up the title. Will this be the scene further down the line this Summer?


Cody Rhodes VS Dominik Mysterio w/ Rhea Ripley!

The American Nightmare and the Prodigal Son are both second generation stars, but they couldn’t be any different from each other. Cody respected his father’s legacy, Dom besmirches his. Cody does things straight up, Dom hits then runs to hide behind Mami. But will Cody’s way get him the win? Or will it be another win for The Judgment Day?

The bell rings and fans fire up for Cody. Cody and Dom circle, but Dom soaks up the heat from the fans. Dom blows a kiss to Mami, then circles with Cody again. They approach, Dom dodges and sucker punches! Cody stays up and shrugs it off, to circle with Dom again. Dom escapes Cody but Cody dodges the sucker punch! Dom runs away from Cody’s punch and fans boo. Cody chases Dom, they go back in, Dom slides under and he SLAPS Cody! Dom grins but Cody scowls. Rhea laughs at Cody but Dom sees he’s in trouble. Cody rips off the cast!? They run up the ramp! Cody chases him down, and brings him back by his ear!

Cody throws Dom into the ring, and kicks low! RHODES UPPERCUT! Cody DECKS Dom, stomps away in the corner, and fans fire up! The ref counts, Cody lets off at 4, and fans fire up with Cody. Cody brings Dom up, scoops him and carries him around. POWERSLAM! Dom writhes, Cody pounds the mat and fans rally with him. Dom stands, into the dragon sleeper! Dom drops, bails out, and goes to Mami. Fans boo and Dom wants over the barriers? Cody pursues into the crowd! Cody grabs Dom again to TOSS him over the barriers! Dom hurries back into the ring and Cody drags him out, to suplex, but Dom slips free!

Rhea shields Dom and the ref tells her to back off. Dom gets in the ring, fans taunt him, but Dom unties buckle pads. Cody gets back in the ring, ROCKS Dom, but Rhea trips Cody up! Fans boo, but Dom DIVES and sends Cody into the desk! Dom POSTS Cody, then hurries into the ring. Rhea cheers Dom on as the ring count climbs. The count is 5 of 10 as Cody stands. Cody slides in, and Dom beats him down! Dom rains down fists and stomps away! Rhea cheers but the fans boo. Dom drags Cody up to TOSS him out! Dom goes out after Cody to SMACK him off the desk! And again! And again! And again!

Dom leaves Cody behind to get in the ring. Fans chant “OH~ DOM IS A WANKER~!” Cody stands up at 7 of 10 and slides in at 8! But Dom fires off haymakers! Dom whips Cody to a corner, runs in, but Cody sends him into buckles! Back suplex, but Dom lands on his feet! Dom CLOBBERS Cody! Cover, ONE!! Rhea argues the count but Dom clamps on with a chinlock. Cody fights up, reaches out, fans sing for him and Rhea tells them to shut up. Cody fights up, fights free, but Dom knees low! Dom reels Cody in, Uno Amigo! Then Dos Amigos! Rhea fans herself, she loves that Latino Heat. THREE- NO, Cody turns it around! GOURD BUSTER!

Cody swings on Dom, ROCKS him again and again, then whips. Dom reverses but Cody CLOBBERS him! Cody baits Dom into a corner, goes up and over and POWERSLAMS! Fans fire up with Cody and he feels the power! Cody springboards, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER KICK! Cover, TWO! Dom is still in this, he is still his father’s son. Fans get even more into it as Cody aims again. Springboard, but Rhea is in the way! Dom rolls Cody up! TWO!! Dom dodges, runs back in, DROPKICK and Cody is on the ropes! Dom dials it up, 619 blocked! Cody drags Dom into the Alabama lift, for an ALABAMA SPIN, to an ALABAMA SLAM!

Fans fire up more as Cody springboards, CODY CUTTER! Fans are thunderous as Dom staggers around, into the dragon sleeper! Rhea freaks out as Cody hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody wins!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall

Rhea can’t believe it! Her Dom-Dom just lost! She drags Dom outta the ring and to the back, the Judgment Day breaks even for now, will it all be on Finn Balor to get them back up? As for Cody, he’s rolling through the Summer, will he be able to #FinishTheStory?


JOHN CENA is here?!

London goes nuts over this surprise appearance! The sixteen time world champion shows off the G.I. Joe inspired gear and he slides into the ring. Cena gets the mic, and says, “Surprise! I think I’m the one that’s surprised. Cuz I’m used to hearing you sing ‘John Cena Sucks.’ You flipped it around, you were like, ‘My time is now!'” Cena wants us to look around. Did they know that this is the first Premium Live Event in London in over 20 YEARS! He feels the energy, hears the noise, and asks himself, “What the hell took us so long to spend some time in London?” Fans cheer that, and then chant for “CENA! CENA!”

Then it hit Cena. It isn’t up to him, but it is up to the decision makers. Fans boo those decision makers. Cena says those guys don’t know how to feel about London. Fans boo again but Cena says this isn’t anything we don’t know. The managers think this is a “hostile environment.” That sometimes the fans are a distraction. And that the fans even try to take over the shows. Fans cheer that! See that? The managers don’t know what they’re talking about! The fans are the voice and the heartbeat of the show. They aren’t taking over the show, they ARE the show! Fans cheer that, too!

Cena goes back to why he is here. Fans chant “WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK!” Cena says he is here on behalf of them. He knows the world is watching, and he wants the world to know that the London fans are underappreciated. He is here to say that he is big on respect. And he is here because all these fans, over these 20 years, have earned his respect. They chant “THANK YOU, CENA!” Cena says another thing the managers don’t get it is that superstars allow the fans to speak up. But how much fun does that make a night like this? Fans cheer, chant, and they care. In Cena’s mind, there is not a more exciting audience than in the UK.

So Cena is here to advocate WrestleMania in London. The fans go wild! Cena says that struck a nerve. He isn’t here for #OneMoreMatch, but that when people hear the trumpets, it means something. He wants to give the audience, to show the world and the decision makers what we already know. Take a moment right now, let ’em see, let ’em feel, let ’em hear what Mania London would sound like! The fans go wild again, but wait. Here comes Grayson Waller. Waller says, “Wow. John Cena. It’s an honor, mate.” The fans chant “Who are ya?” Waller would introduce himself, but everyone knows the Aussie Icon!

So Waller hopes Cena doesn’t mind him interrupting. Waller has respect for Cena, and loves everything about him. Jorts are awesome! Waller is a man of style. The movies? Fans tell Waller to shut up, but Waller wants Cena to know he’s a fan of the movies. Cena’s performance in Fast 9 moved him. Waller says what he loves most is the whole Hustle, Loyalty, Respect. Which is why it saddens Waller to see him out here like this. He’s here for these people? And WrestleMania: London? You gotta be kidding, lad! We all know this is a hole. The people cheer who they’re supposed to dislike, hate the people they’re supposed to like, it’s all “cutting edge~!”

Nevermind the fact that it’s the Summer, the last few days have been cold and rainy. If Mania is going overseas, it should be somewhere beautiful. Good weather, nice beaches, good looking girls in swimsuits. If Mania goes international, it should be… in Australia! Aw, he thought Brits had manners. But Waller can see it now: Mania Australia! “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” Fans boo. Waller says don’t stress, h e thinks he could get Cena a spot on that show. He knows things haven’t been going so well for Cena. Last we saw Cena, he lost to Austin Theory. And before that was Roman Reigns. and uh, The Fiend at another WrestleMania. That was meta.

But the people here are simple. They only remember the last thing they saw. Fans cheer Cena and tell Waller to shut up. Oh, this is supposed to be classy England? Well all Cena needs is a viral moment, and Waller knows viral moments. Let Waller be Superman now. Cena’s helped so many and done so much, let Waller help Cena help himself save his career. Think about it! The biggest Grayson Waller Effect of all time! With John Cena as the guest! At WrestleMania Australia! Fans boo all of that. Waller isn’t asking the fans, he’s asking Cena. That’d be the Waller rub for Cena. Fans say “NO! NO! NO!”

Cena says no Mania London, and then go to Australia, to get a “rub” from Waller? Uh, yeah. Cena will pass. But wait, hold on! Waller stands in Cena’s way and says no one says no to him. Say again? No one says no to Grayson Waller. How about him hanging out with his friends? Cuz Cena and his friends were saying Mania should be in London! Waller DECKS Cena! And CLUBS away on him! Fans boo even harder now as Waller JABS Cena! Waller throws off his shirt, shows off the drop step, but Cena fireman’s carries! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Waller bails out and Cena says you can’t see him. So will we get WrestleMania 41 in London?


Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Becky Lynch VS Trish Stratus VS Zoey Stark VS Bayley VS Iyo Sky VS Zelina Vega!

The Man doesn’t want to say #ThankYouTrish, she wants vengeance on Trish and her new protégé. But there’s also the Role Model, the Evil Genius and La Muneca to worry about if she wants to finally check off the briefcase on her Big Time Bingo card. Will Becky pull off a huge comeback for the summer? Or will another snipe this opportunity and aim for the top?

Stark rushes Becky at the ramp! The bell rings and the match is on! Becky SMACKS Stark off ladder, then she DECKS Trish! But Becky gets mugged 2v1! As does Zelina against DMG CTRL! Bayley fetches a ladder but Zelina goes out to METEORA Bayley down! Stark & Trish still beat up on Becky, Iyo RAMS Zelina down with a ladder! Zelina is stuck, Bayley and Iyo stomp away! But then Stark and Trish go after Bayley and Iyo! Iyo is sent into rungs, Bayley is RAMS into them! Stark SPINNING BUZZSAWS Bayley down! Iyo returns but Trish & Stark whip her at the ladder. Iyo jumps up, kicks Stark into Trish, and then goes up the ropes!

But Stark drags Iyo down and SMACKS her off the ladder! Stark & Trish hurry to bring another ladder up out from under the ring, but Becky SMACKS them into it! Becky throws the ladder down but Trish & Stark dodge! Becky whips Trish onto the ladder that traps Zelina, but Stark SUPERKICKS Becky down! Trish gets up and into the ring, Stark passes her the ladder. Stark stomps Zelina, Trish sets the ladder up, and Stark helps her. Stark plays defense while Trish climbs, but DMG CTRL ram into Stark and tip the ladder over! Trish HOTSHOTS off ropes, DMG CTRL mugs Stark! Zelina KNEES Stark down!

DMG CTRL goes after Zelina! Bayley pushes Stark away, Zelina clubs Iyo down, and fans sing for Bayley. Bayley ignores them, pushes the ladder out of the ring, then gets a taller ladder! Bayley tells fans to shut up but Zelina DROPKICKS Bayley down! Zelina climbs the ladder, but has to fight Iyo off. FLYING RANA! Zelina hurries up the ladder, but Bayley drags her down. Bayley SMACKS Zelina off rungs, then Iyo YANKS her into them! Bayley and Iyo pinball Zelina inside the ladder until she falls over! Bayley and Iyo keep the ladder steady, but they argue over who climbs. They both climb, but Becky MISSILE DROPKICKS Bayley!

Becky YANKS Iyo down, positions the ladder just right, and she climbs! Fans fire up but Stark yanks Becky down! Becky ROCKS Stark and SMACKS her off the rungs! Bayley puts Stark through rungs to Kawada Kick away on her! Fans fire up and Becky then SMACKS Stark off the mat! Becky climbs, but Stark grabs at her legs. So Becky has the DISARM-HER inside the rungs! But STRATUSFACTION sends Becky away! Trish climbs, but Bayley storms up! So Trish gets her for STRATUSFACTION! Trish tries again but Iyo drags her down and CLUBS her! Zelina has a small ladder but Iyo SMACKS her off it!

Iyo climbs up, but so does Trish! Iyo YANKS Trish into rungs! Trish KICKS Iyo down! Zelina has her ladder set up, she CLUBS Trish and climbs. They brawl, kick, and then Zelina reels Trish in to make her a bridge! Zelina transfers ladders and goes up! But Stark intercepts! Bayley drags Trish up in a fireman’s carry, Becky moves ladders around. SNAKE EYES for Trish! Iyo drags Stark down, SHOTEI! Becky DECKS Zelina off the ladder, climbs, but Bayley grabs at her! They scrap, Bayley SMACKS Becky off the ladder, then MACHO ELBOWS! Fans fire up while they writhe, and now Iyo climbs! Fans cheer Iyo on as she reaches out!

But Stark and Zelina work together to scoot the ladder away from the briefcase! Then they brawl with each other! Stark again scoots the ladder, but Iyo kicks her away! Iyo climbs, and she aims not for briefcase, but for the ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Everyone else goes down!! Fans fire up for Iyo again, but she’s down just like the others. Wait! Trish is the only one not in that cluster! She’s setting up the ladder, she’s climbing up the ladder! But Becky hurries in, and she is right up the ladder! Trish freaks out and Becky fires haymakers! They brawl, fans fire up more, and then Becky SMACKS Trish off the top!

Becky brings Trish up, has to kick Stark away, but Trish drops away! Stark drags Becky, Becky kicks Stark and AX HANDLES her! Becky TOSSES Stark, Zelina sneaks in! Becky grabs at Zelina, Zelina CROSSBODIES Becky and Trish! Fans fire up as Zelina DECKS Becky! Iyo ROCKS Zelina, kicks at her, then springboards, but Zelina dodges! Zelina tosses Iyo out and climbs! Fans fire up but Becky and Trish are ironically working together! They DOUBLE POWERBOMB Zelina! Becky then glares at Trish, fans fire up, and the two fire off fast hands! Becky SMACKS Trish off buckles! Becky tips one ladder, throws more hand on Trish, but Trish hits back!

The two brawl all around, but DMG CTRL has a new ladder. They ROCK Becky and Trish, both step in, and they make a ladder bridge. Becky SMACKS Iyo off rungs, then JUMP KICKS her down! Trish has Bayley for STRATUSFACTION ion the ladder! And the brawl is back on!! Stark drags Becky out, SUPERKICK!! And then Stark POSTS Becky! Stark finds HANDCUFFS?! Fans boo but Stark and Trish beat down Becky! Trish even CHOKES Becky! Stark opens the cuffs, and puts them on Becky, but she fights back! Becky ROCKS Trish, ROCKS Stark, TOSSES Trish, and TOSSES Stark!

Fans fire up with The Man and she pulls the desk apart! But Stark & Trish attack 2v1 again! Stark SMACKS Becky off the desk, and she helps Trish pick up a ladder. Becky ducks the ladder attack, it’s now a bridge! Becky TOSSES Trish over the desk! And FLAPJACKS Stark on the ladder! Becky makes sure the bridge is ready, and she puts Stark back on it. Becky then goes onto the desk, but Trish attacks! They brawl on top of the desk! Becky hits a MANHANDLE SLAM onto the ladder! Trish slumps off the steel, but Stark FLYING CUTTERS Becky!! Those three are down, the main ladder is still up!

Stark crawls to the ring, but Zelina goes up the ladder! “This is Awesome!” as Zelina nis up top, but Stark meets her there! They brawl, Zelina SMACKS her with LA CHANCLA! Stark ROCKS Zelina, tosses the sandal, but Zelina hits Stark back! SUPER CODE RED onto the ladder bridge!!! Fans are thunderous and losing their minds! All six women are down around ringside, and Iyo returns! Iyo pushes the ladder bridge outta the way and hurries up the main ladder. Iyo climbs, eyes on the prize, but BAYLEY tips it on her! No friends here, every woman for herself! Fans boo as Bayley screws Iyo over and stands the ladder back up!

Bayley climbs, but BECKY returns! Becky climbs up, and she ROCKS Bayley! And CUFFS HER MOUTH! Bayley’s like a fish on a hook as Becky drags her down! Becky climbs back up, but Bayley is after her! She grabs that arm, Iyo drags Becky down! Becky BOOTS Iyo, then climbs back up! But Bayley is back up! She trips Becky up and Becky slides down a few rungs, but then Iyo grabs the cuffs to CUFF BAYLEY AND BECKY!! They’re trapped! Iyo returns the favor! Iyo climbs over Bayley to get up top! Iyo kicks Becky away, and has the briefcase! IYO WINS!!

Winner: Iyo Sky (NEW Miss Money in the Bank)

Or in this case, the Evil Genius in the Bank! Fans chant “YOU DESERVE IT!” Will Iyo use this same level of genius to find the perfect opportunity to cash in on a women’s champion?


WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins VS Finn Balor!

Seven years, this has been stewing in the background. Seven years, one man got better while the other got bitter. That bitterness has become a poison, and the Prince is the snake that’s spitting it. Will he bring down the Visionary not just to become champion, but to avenge the past? Or will nothing stop Seth Freakin’ Rollins from being the workhorse of the WWE?

Fans of course sing “WHOA~ OHH~ OHHHH~!” for Rollins as he makes his entrance. Rollins revels in it for a good dozen rounds, and then steps into the ring. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly better after these seven long years!

The bell rings and the two stare down. The fans fire up, sing Rollins’ song, and that makes Rollins smile and Finn frown. They rush in, Rollins TACKLES Finn and rains down fists! Finn turns it around to throw hands, but Rollins turns it back around! Finn kicks Rollins away, then kicks those bad ribs! Finn CLUBS Rollins again and again and throws shots on those ribs, only for Rollins to RAM him into a corner! Rollins DUMPS Finn out, then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit into the desk! Fans fire up and Rollins takes a breath before going after Finn. But Finn RAMS Rollins into the apron!

Finn fires off haymakers, Rollins SMACKS Finn off the desk! Rollins claws at Finn’s face, but Finn pushes back. Rollins headlocks, throws some hands, but Finn pulls hair and shoves Rollins. Rollins stops from hitting steps, and he comes back to LARIAT Finn! Fans fire up while Rollins snarls. Rollins storms up on Finn, pulls on his ears, and puts him in the ring. But Finn runs up, only for Rollins to GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Finn staggers away, comes back, but Rollins blocks to pop him up! Finn throws down elbows to get free, and he trips Rollins. Rollins avoids the double stomps! Roll up, but Finn avoids THE stomp.

Rollins kicks low, underhooks, but Finn trips Rollins to DOUBLE STOMP! Fans fire up while Rollins goes to ropes. Finn stomps Rollins more, and springboard stomps! The ref counts, Finn lets off, and he stalks Rollins to ropes. Finn fires off more body shots, then drop toeholds so he can hammer Rollins on the back. Finn clamps on a chinlock and he stretches Rollins, to then drop an elbow! Cover, ONE!! Finn snarls, he stands Rollins up but Rollins CHOPS and fires forearms! Finn clinches, knees low, and bumps Rollins off buckles! Rollins falls back, fans rally, and Finn throws body shots into Rollins.

Finn has Rollins int he ropes, pulls him back, and has a chinlock. The ref counts, Finn lets off, and Finn ROCKS Rollins in the back with forearms! Finn then runs to BOOT the ribs! Rollins bails out, fans sing for him, but Finn goes out to drag him around. Finn KICKS Rollins against the desk! And again! And again! The ref reprimands, the ring count starts, but Finn soaks up the heat. Finn puts Rollins in and then hurries after him. Finn RAMS Rollins into a corner, and again, and again, and again! Finn throws more body shots on Rollins’ ribs, then whips him corner to corner. Finn runs in to RAM Rollins again!

Finn whips back the other way, but Rollins BOOTS Finn! Rollins DISCUS LARIATS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Rollins and Finn rise, the fans sing for Rollins again, and Finn storms up. Finn fires forearms but so does Rollins. They go back and forth, they trade body shots and now uppercuts! Rollins ROCKS Finn over and over and over and fans fire up! Rollins knees Finn low, then gives him Kawada Kicks! Finn wobbles, Rollins reels him in, BACKBREAKER! Rollins runs to KNEE Finn down! Fans fire up as both men are on the mat again. Rollins stands and the fans sing as he paces around.

Rollins goes to a corner, takes aim, and runs in, but Finn wheelbarrows to victory roll! TWO, and Finn gets around Rollins to CLUB his back, FINAL CUT! Cover, TWO!! Rollins roars and Finn is shocked! Fans fire up again and Finn BOOTS Rollins! Finn HAMMERS and KNEES away on Rollins’ ribs, shoulders, head and back again! Finn goes to a corner while fans rally up. Rollins rises, Finn runs in, SLINGBLADE! Finn goes to the other corner, takes aim, but Rollins SUPERKICKS! Fireman’s carry to a pop-up, BUCKLE BOMB! Finn falls, Rollins goes up the corner! FROG SPLASH onto knees!!

Rollins clutches his ribs, and Finn SHOTGUNS him into buckles! Rollins falls into the drop zone and now Finn goes up top! Fans rally as Finn rises, but Rollins gets up after Finn! Finn SUPER GOURD BUSTERS in return! Finn adjusts, aims again, COUP DE- NO, Rollins moves! CURB_ NO, Finn dodges and rolls Rollins. Rollins rolls through but Finn ducks under the kick to victory roll! TWO, ROLLING ELBOW from Rollins! Mule kick from Finn! PELE from Rollins! PELE from Finn, but Rollins blocks! Rollins gets Finn in the PEDIGREE!! But Rollins can’t cover from the pain in his ribs! Rollins crawls, covers, TWO!!!

WAIT! HERE COMES PRIEST!! Will he use it now?! Or is he just teasing? Rollins watches Priest closely, fans want him to “CASH IT IN! CASH IT IN!” But Finn rolls Rollins up! TWO!! SUPERKICK from Rollins! Both men fall, and Finn flops out of the ring. Rollins watches Priest and asks if he’s gonna do it. Fans still want it, but Priest just stands by the timekeeper’s area. Priest takes a seat to keep Rollins distracted. Finn SHOTGUNS Rollins into barriers! And RAMS him into the corner of the desk! And then climbs up to COUP DE GRACE to the floor!! Just like a few weeks ago on Raw!

Fans are thunderous as Finn goes up the steel steps to COUP DE GRACE again!!! Finn puts Rollins in, takes aim, SHOTGUN!! Rollins hits buckles, ends up in the drop zone, and Finn climbs up! But Priest stands up!? Now Finn is distracted. COUP DE- NO, Rollins dodges! CURB STOMP!!! Cover, Rollins wins!!

Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall (still WWE World Heavyweight Champion)

The Punisher seems to show no remorse for costing Finn, but why did he do it at all? Will he still go for it tonight? Rollins is watching, but Priest stands still. Finn argues with Priest over what just happened, is Finn’s bitterness only going to get worse now?


Kayla Braxton interviews Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn.

The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions are in the VIP skybox and are enjoying the show. Could Kayla get a quick word from them? Fans cheer seeing Kevin & Sami, and she congratulates them for the win last night on SmackDown. Kevin says it has been great being here in London. Big things have been happening, such as their title defense, and everything tonight in MITB. And the crowd has been electric to say the least. Yes, and there is one more match left to go. These two are surely watching closely as the Bloodline Civil War is here. Sami says yeah, it is a match that has been personal for him, one he’s been waiting to see for a long time.

Fans chant for Sami, and he says that tonight is the night Roman gets exactly what’s coming to him! Fans like the sound of that! Will Sami be proven right as we see Tribal Chief and Enforcer of the Island take on their own family?


Bloodline Civil War: Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa w/ Paul Heyman VS The Usos!

These last three years, the Tribal Chief and his cousins have gone from fighting each other to fighting together to dominate the WWE. But Roman’s ego, his anger, and his paranoia have pushed things too far, and now Jimmy & Jey are taking a stand. Will they win, even if it means taking down their own blood? Or will Roman prove he is the ONLY one worthy of being Head of the Table?

Roman of course has the pyro when he raises his finger, and then he, Solo and The Wise Man continue to the ring. Then Roman holds up the Undisputed Universal Championship belt for more pyro. The introductions are made, the stakes are raised, and we see who really runs things.

Jey says it’s go time, Uce! The ref wants this to settle down to 1v1, the teams sort out and fans chant “F YOU, ROMAN!” Roman is upset by this, but he tells Solo to handle this. Solo starts against Jimmy, the bell rings, and fans fire up. Jimmy stares down with Solo, fans rally for the Usos and even sing for “OH~ SOLO SIKOA~”, and that all upsets Roman more than the other chant. Jimmy and Solo circle, tie up, and Solo shoves Jimmy away! Solo glares at Jey but Jimmy shrugs it off. Jimmy goes over to Jey and they talk strategy. Jimmy and Solo reset, Jimmy grins at Roman over the chants, and he ties up with Solo again.

Solo scoops to SLAM Jimmy, and he roars! Jimmy scrambles away and fans boo. Roman soaks up the heat while Solo dares his brothers to come back and bring it. Jimmy and Jey talk strategy again, and Jimmy circles with Solo again. They approach again, Jimmy gets around and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Solo ROCKS Jimmy, CLUBS him, then CHOPS him! Solo whips, Jimmy reverses but Solo holds ropes. Solo BOOTS back, but Jey ENZIGURIS! Jimmy UPPERCUTS Solo, tags Jey, and Jimmy RAMS Solo to a corner for Jey to forearm smash! Solo staggers away, and fans rally for “UCE! SO! UCE! SO!”

Jey eggs Solo on, but then Roman shouts, “SOLO! NO!” Jey says listen to “Daddy,” but fans sing “OH~ Roman’s a Wanker!” Roman demands a tag, Solo is conflicted, and then Solo stares Roman down. Solo tags Roman in, and fans boo. Roman smirks as he and Jey circle. Jey throws off the armbands and even takes off the shirt, he’s getting serious now! Fans fire up as Jey and Roman circle. Fans rally behind “JEY! JEY! JEY!” and that angers Roman. They tie up, go around, and Roman headlocks. Roman mocks Day One, but Jey powers up and out. Roman runs Jey over, and he says, “The ONLY One! You understand?!”

Roman pie faces Jimmy but the ref keeps Jimmy back. Jey kicks Roman, throws hands, and backs Roman down. Jey whips, Roman reverses and ELBOWS Jey down! Roman says Jey’s got nothing. Roman threatens Jimmy and even the ref to back off, and Roman throws hands. Fans taunt Roman with  more singing, but Roman bends Jey against ropes. The ref counts, Roman lets off, and Roman brings Jey around to HEADBUTT! Jey flops to the apron, but then back into the ring. Roman soaks up the heat, says this is too easy, and he brings Jey up. Roman whips, Jey holds ropes, and Jey ELBOWS back!

Jimmy tags in, and Roman bails out before the superkicks! Roman takes a breather but the fans boo. The fans chant “TRIBAL WANKER!” Solo reinforces Roman. Heyman asks if Roman wants his sons sitting at the Usos’ table. That’s what they’re trying to take from Roman! Roman is Head of the Table! Roman is now motivated, Jey tags back in. They circle again as fans keep chanting and taunting. Jey and Roman tie up, Roman clinches to put Jey in the corner and he fires off haymakers! The ref counts, Roman tells him not to touch him. Roman cools off, goes back to Jey, and ROCKS him! Jey UPPERCUTS back!

Jey puts Roman in the corner to rain down fists! Fans count as Jey goes to seven, but Solo runs in! Jey DECKS Solo, but Roman UPPERCUTS Jey! Jey flounders and fans boo but Roman tells the fans to shush. Roman stomps Jey at the ropes again and again, lets off as the ref counts but threatens the ref. Solo CHOKES Jey behind the ref’s back! Fans continue to taunt Roman, but Roman tags Solo in. Solo waits on Jey to get up, and he HEADBUTTS Jey down! And again! And again! Solo taunts Jey, then clamps on a claw! Jey endures as Solo digs his fingers into the shoulder, and the fans continue to rally with song.

Jey fights up, throws body shots, and JAWBREAKERS back! Hot tag to Jimmy and he baits Solo in. Solo runs into buckles, then DOUBLE GAMANGIRI! Jimmy goes up, Solo ducks the jump, Jimmy keeps moving but Solo CLOBBERS him! The ref checks Jimmy as Solo looms over him. Roman says Solo’s win is his win, but Jimmy stirs. Jimmy is somehow still in this, so Solo paces. Fans sing, “If you hate Roman, stand up!” and everyone stands up! Roman is upset again, tells everyone to sit down, but Solo stalks Jimmy to a corner. Roman sits down, because he doesn’t hate himself.

Roman tells Heyman this is the dumbest place, the fans are all idiots. Solo rains down fists on Jimmy, the ref has him back off, but Solo goes back in for more! Fans then change it to “If you hate Roman, sit down!” The fans all sit back down, so Roman stands up. Roman tells Solo to end this, and Solo goes to the corner. Solo runs corner to corner, to HIP ATTACK! Solo roars and fans boo but Roman grins. Solo looms over Jimmy as he crawls, and Jimmy drags himself up. Solo HEADBUTTS Jimmy back down! Jimmy ends up on ropes, and Solo CHOKES him! The ref counts, Solo lets off at 4, and Solo tags Roman.

Roman goes around the way, soaks up the heat, and runs in to DRIVE-BY DROPKICK! Jimmy falls over and Roman soaks up more heat. Roman goes in, covers, TWO! Roman is annoyed by that but he looms over Jimmy. Fans go back to “F YOU, ROMAN!” and “TRIBAL WANKER!” but Roman stomps Jimmy around. Jimmy goes to a corner, and Roman stands him up for the point-blank LARIATS! Roman lets off to run, and he BOOTS Jimmy down! Cover, TWO! Tag to Solo, he storms up on Jimmy as Jimmy sits up in a daze. Solo clamps that claw into Jimmy’s shoulder now! Jimmy endures and fans rally up.

Jimmy fights up, throws body shots, and shoves Solo away, Roman tags in. Jimmy tosses Solo, and Roman runs in to keep Jimmy from Jey! Jey and Jimmy still reach out, but Roman reels Jimmy in! Jimmy lands out of the back suplex, slides under, but Roman grabs a leg! Jimmy fights, kicks Roman away, but Solo trips Jey! Fans boo and the ref reprimands but Roman clotheslines Jimmy in the corner! Fans boo more but Roman soaks it all up. Roman tosses Jimmy out, but the ref keeps him from going out. Solo CLOBBERS Jimmy instead! Fans still taunt Roman but Roman fetches Jimmy into the ring.

Roman goes to a corner while Jimmy goes to the other. Roman raises the finger, then locks ‘n’ loads. Roman aims, runs in, but Jimmy ducks! Jimmy CROSSBODIES Roman and himself out of the ring! They hit the floor and the fans chant for “USO! USO!” Jimmy drags himself up and into the ring, then crawls for his corner. The fans rally and Jey reaches out. But Roman gets in, too, hot tags to Jey and Solo! Jey fires off hands, shoutout to The Rock with that one! Solo whips, pops up but Jey lands on his feet to mule kick! UPPERCUT! Solo blocks a kick but not the DRAGON WHIP! Solo goes to a corner and fans fire up again!

Jey runs in but Solo puts him on the apron. Jey GAMANGIRIS back! Jey goes up, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jey keeps focus and fans rally up again. Solo is in a corner and Jey goes to the opposite. Jey gets fans to join in on “UCE! SO!” Jey runs in, HIP ATTACK! Jey holds up the finger and fans fire up as he goes again. But Solo fireman’s carries Jey! Jey fights free, shoves Solo, Roman sneaks a tag. Solo runs back in but Jey dumps him out. Jey clotheslines Roman out anyway! And Jey DIVES! Direct hit into the desk! Jey gets back in, to build speed and DIVE on Solo at the ramp! Fans fire up as Jey just keeps going!

Jey DIVES but into a SUPERMAN PUNCH!! Roman gets back in, he reloads, SUPERMAN PUNCH! Roman says it’s done now, but fans boo. Roman is rabid as he aims at Jey, “OOOAH~!” But Jimmy tags in! DOUBLE SPEAR from the Usos!!! Cover, Solo breaks it in time!! Fans are thunderous as Solo saves his Tribal Chief and all four men are down! “This is Awesome!” as the teams regroup. They all stand and the fans rally as hard as they can. The ref wants this to go back to 1v1, but Roman shakes his head. Jey says this is it. The brawl is on! Jey throws hands with Solo, Roman throws hands with Jimmy!

Jey and Solo go outside, Roman ROCKS Jimmy! Jey POSTS Solo, Jimmy UPPERCUTS Roman! Roman ROCKS Jimmy, Jimmy kicks, but Roman blocks! Roman ducks the Dragon Whip to SUPERMAN PUNCH! Cover, TWO!! Roman is shocked and fans fire up again. Roman gets mad, he storms around and tells the fans to shut up, he’s tired of them. Roman aims at Jimmy from the corner, “OOOAH~!” Roman runs in, into a SUPERKICK! And another SUPERKICK! Roman is down, Jimmy hurries up top! Fans are thunderous again for the USO SPLASH into the GUILLOTINE!!! Roman has Jimmy caught!!

Fans fire up as Jimmy endures and fights the hold. But he’s fading!! The ref checks, but Jimmy gets a second wind!! Jimmy fights up, lifts Roman up, and he RAMS Roman into the corner! Jey tags in as Roman keeps on the guillotine. Roman ROCKS Jey, but Jimmy kicks! Roman blocks, to GUILLOTINE! They RAM into the ref!! The ref tumbles out and Jey SUPERKICKS! ONE AND DONE!!! But the ref is down, there’s no one to count the cover! The Usos would’ve won three times over! But they coordinate, and they each take a corner. But Solo trips Jimmy up! Roman dodges Jey, Solo clinches Jey! Roman has Jimmy! DOUBLE URENAGE!!

Solo roars and he drags Jimmy up! SAMOAN SPIKE!! And then Solo grabs Jey, Roman nods, “OOAH~!” SPEAR SPIKE COMBO!!! Solo drags Jimmy onto Jey to stack them like Roman wanted. And now the ref’s back! Fans call BS, but THE USOS KICK OUT!??!? Roman is shocked and London is loving it!! Heyman has no idea what to say about this, either, other than try again. Solo looks at his brothers, and then at Roman. Roman is distraught, so Solo rains down fists on Jey! The ref reprimands, he isn’t the legal man! But Roman gets back into things and he rains down fists.

Solo kicks Jimmy out, then whips Jimmy into steel steps! Roman tells Solo to clear the table, they’ll finish this now. Solo does as told, and then Solo SUPERKICKS Jimmy onto the desk. Solo then clears commentary out of the way so he can go up the barriers. Solo nods to Roman, runs in and FLYING SPLASHES onto just desk!!! Jimmy dodges in time and now Solo is the one taking out! Roman is freaking out again, Jey SUPERKICKS him! Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES, but Jey SUPERKICKS again! Roman SPEARS!! Cover, TWO!??! With a sneaky low blow a la Roman! That’s karma right there!

Fans are thunderous for “USOS! USOS!” as Roman clutches his island of relevancy. Jey tells Roman this is what happens. Tag to Jimmy, and they SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK! And DOUBLE SUPERKICK!! Roman flounders, Solo returns, but he gets DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Roman!! Tag back to Jey and he goes up top, to USO SPLASH!!! Cover, USOS WIN!!!

Winners: The Usos, by pinfall

London is electric and even the Usos need a second to let this sink in! Without them protecting him, Roman loses! He is pinned for the first time since December of 2019!! The fans sing “We’ve Been Down Since! Day One Ish!” because the Usos are the ones! Jey tells Jimmy to let Roman soak in this for a moment. Roman is completely at a loss for what just happened, is he about to lose the title of Tribal Chief?

My Thoughts:

An awesome MITB, and as John Cena’s promo would say, a large part of that was because of the UK crowd. They were rowdy the entire three hours and 40 minutes, with great chants and the like. Cena wanting Mania London, Waller wanting Mania Australia, both sound great to me, an American. I especially like they idea of London because just like with MITB here, it’s done and I still have the evening to do whatever else I want. But also it seems like Waller and Cena now have a feud building, they could probably have it for SummerSlam to give Waller more time for his leg to recover, and for Cena to get into match shape.

Great move opening with the Men’s MITB, but boy was it rough with some of those spots. No ladders broke despite people falling on them, but maybe WWE decided it’s safer this way? The table spot could’ve been done better, but imagining a spot and doing it in reality are always different. I would think Logan is okay, he can still feud with Ricochet on Raw or LA Knight on SmackDown over how Logan and Ricochet parallel in athletic ability while Logan and Knight parallel in mic abilities. And it was great stuff for Knight and Priest to be the last two in the ring at the end, as they were certainly my top two choices.

Priest winning made sense given the story they ended up telling tonight during Seth VS Finn. Great match out of Seth VS Finn, but a little surprising Priest came down to the ring to mess with both men. It ended up “costing” Finn, and now Finn and Priest are going to end up more divided. This could/should be the perfect opening for Finn to bring in JD McDonagh. They kick Priest out, Rhea & Dom probably side with Finn with how Finn can spin Priest being the real traitor, and then Priest can be face in his feud. And since the MITB briefcase can now be used on any champion, Priest could aim for Heel Gunther or Heel Austin Theory and their midcard titles. Even though that’d technically be a letdown from aiming for the top titles.

Speaking of the Intercontinental Championship, great stuff out of Gunther and Riddle, but with Riddle’s beat up foot, it makes sense Gunther used that to beat him. Drew McIntyre returning to confront Gunther was awesome stuff, and I suppose McIntyre VS Gunther for that title could happen at SummerSlam since they just need a month to build it. Priest could cash in during that, maybe not, but McIntyre feels like the one guy right now who could take that title off Gunther. Gunther is great, but he set the record for this “era,” and while he’s just a month away from passing Randy Savage at 414, he’d have to go another 40 days past that, aka 70 days from today to surpass Honky Tonk Man, which is also past Payback in September. I suppose Gunther could do it, but will he?

Really fun stuff out of the Undisputed Women’s Tag Team Champions, but I did NOT expect Shayna to turn on Ronda like that. Apparently, where Ronda was wearing a Majin Vegeta cosplay outta DBZ, Shayna was cosplaying a Warhammer 40K character known for betrayal. I suppose the nerdiest among us would’ve realized this was coming, but Ronda is apparently not that nerdy since she went with a DBZ reference. Raquel & Liv winning was still good stuff, and they can be the ones going all around Raw, SmackDown and NXT to defend these belts while Ronda VS Shayna is headed for SummerSlam.

Also good stuff out of Cody VS Dom, but it was surprising we didn’t see more cheating from Dom, and no Brock Lesnar at all. Maybe Lesnar will attack Cody on Raw this Monday to set up things for SummerSlam, but it just seemed like missed opportunity here. Judgment Day goes 1-2 on the night, there will be a lot of tension on Raw, all the more reason to bring in new guy McDonagh. And great stuff out of the Women’s MITB. Good team work stuff from DMG CTRL and Trish & Zoey for most of the match, but just as I was hoping, push came to shove with Bayley and Iyo. There wasn’t a full on fallout, but how clever for Bayley to almost cost Iyo, and then Iyo uses the cuffs to trap Becky and Bayley in the ladder. Iyo can get in on what’s building with Charlotte, Bianca and Asuka, but there’s half a chance Bayley costs Iyo to make her the one woman who hasn’t cashed in successfully. Actually, I hate that, why’d I have to think that?

But pretty sure everyone loved how the main event went! What an awesome tag match, with great story, and more of that rowdiness from the UK crowd. Roman does a great job playing off the crowd so he had plenty to work with here. And I love that as the Usos survived being spiked, speared and stacked, with Roman losing hope, Solo looked like he was questioning Roman’s ability to lead. It all feeds into the Usos saying they’d rather have Solo as Tribal Chief than Roman, and that is great stuff. And as such, Usos winning was the right move, this pushes things towards SummerSlam. Whether it’s a match for the Universal title or just for the spot as Tribal Chief, it’ll be awesome stuff.

My Score: 9.1/10

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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (9/21/23)

So much gold~!



ROH Wrestling 2023

The champions of ROH are in action!

ROH has a NEW World Champion in Eddie Kingston! But will Katsuyori Shibata, the Mogul Embassy and Athena be able to hold onto their titles?


  • ROH Pure Championship: Katsuyori Shibata VS Nick Wayne; Shibata wins and retains the title.
  • Diamante VS Catie Brite; Diamante wins.
  • Lee Johnson VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor; Moriarty wins.
  • Mercedes Martinez w/ Diamante VS Trish Adora; Mercedes wins.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena VS Angelina Love; Athena wins and retains the title.
  • Six Woman Tag: Leyla Hirsch & The Renegades VS Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Kiera Hogan; Skye, Willow & Kiera win.
  • Ethan Page VS VSK; Ethan wins.
  • Spanish Announce Project & Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling VS El Hijo Del Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity w/ Alex Abrahantes; Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity win.
  • Cole Karter & Griff Garrison w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett VS Action Andretti & Darius Martin; Action & Darius win.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Willie Mack & The Infantry; The Mogul Embassy wins.


Eddie Kingston speaks.

“I’m in pain. Uh, that stage hurts. Claudio hurts every time he hits you. Uh, I don’t like him as a human being, but I shook his hand because let’s be honest, he’s was a great ROH champion, and I’ve always said he’s a great wrestler. I just don’t like him as a person, and that’s not gonna change. But I can definitely show him that I’ve grown. I’ve grown up. Back in the day, I wouldn’t’ve shook his hand, I would’ve spat in his face and then I would’ve gloated. But bro, I grew up, man. I gave him his due and his respect. I’m just, uh, I’m proud. I’m happy.

“Uh, when I get back to the hotel, I’m not gonna be proud ‘n’ happy because now I gotta defend this championship and this championship, and that’s gonna be hard, but I like it. Without struggle, there is no progress, y’know what I mean? I’d feel weird if there was no struggle. But uh, this is dedicated to Xavier, the second-ever ROH World Champion. Rest in peace, bud. Thank you for everything you’ve done for this business. Thank you for being good to me in the locker room. But this one’s for you, dog. Because people should remember who you are, man. X marks the spot, baby. Love you, X. Rest in peace.

“I’m good now. I just wanna go see my parents. We good, Jean Carlo? We good, baby. New York in this mother, ya heard?” The Mad King has two crowns, how long shall he reign?


ROH Pure Championship: Katsuyori Shibata VS Nick Wayne!

The Wrestler is back, ready to put another man to the test. The Prodigy of Rain City is here, but will he reign so soon into his young career? Or will Shibata show him he still has a long way to go?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and our judges for this match are Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Jacobs and Dalton Castle. The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and we see if Wayne’s World can survive Shibata!

The two circle, feel things out, and Shibata waistlocks to drag Nick down. Nick shifts around but Shibata half nelsons. Nick fights up, wristlocks, then goes for a leg. Shibata sprawls to push Nick down, then he waistlocks. Nick goes for a leg but so does Shibata, and Shibata uses that to get a roll-up! Nick keeps his shoulder sup so Shibata lets off. Fans cheer and Shibata keeps after Nick but with a leg guard. Nick and Shibata grapple, Nick grabs a leg in a toehold but Shibata uses that to body scissor and chinlock. Nick pries at the hold, but Shibata shifts to go for an arm! Nick clasps hands and fans rally up as he moves around.

Nick stacks Shibata, but Shibata also keeps a shoulder up. Shibata powers Nick down to a short arm scissor! Nick endures, shifts, but Shibata has the mount pretty easily. Shibata slaps Nick around, then stomps him down! Nick goes to ropes but that is a neutral break. Fans rally as the two reset and feel things out. They knuckle lock, Shibata knees low and snapmares, but Nick ducks the kick! Fans fire up as the two reset. Shibata kicks Nick but Nick kicks back. Shibata blocks to have an ANKLE LOCK! Nick flails, reaches out, but endures as Shibata drags him back. Nick almost has ropes, then tries again, ROPEBREAK!

Shibata lets go as Nick uses his first. Nick holds on, Shibata tries to drag Nick away, but Nick kicks and kicks. Shibata lets go and Nick gets out of the ring to walk off the pain. Shibata heads out after Nick, but Nick kicks first! Nick whips and Shibata hits railing! Fans rally up as Nick runs in but Shibata BOOTS him down! Shibata then whips Nick into railing! Shibata whips Nick into even more railing! Nick gasps for air, but Shibata BOOTS him down! Shibata rolls into the ring, letting the count take care of Nick. Nick checks his face and clutches his neck at 5 of 10 but Shibata goes out to stand Nick up. Shibata puts Nick in and fans applaud.

Shibata stalks Nick, stomps him, then kicks him! Shibata kicks Nick more and more and fans rally. Shibata CHOPS Nick then brings him up again. Shibata CHOPS, Nick drops to his knees, and Shibata gives him more sharp yet toying kicks. Nick sits up, but Shibata just kicks him down! We hit five minutes and Nick CHOPS! Shibata just shrugs it off! Nick CHOPS, but Shibata eggs him on! Nick CHOPS, so Shibata CHOPS! Nick is stinging, Shibata runs and BOOTS Nick down! Nick roars and rises up but Shibata BOOTS him again! Shibata runs, but Nick UPPERCUTS! Nick runs to UPPERCUT Shibata down!

Fans fire up and Nick brings Shibata up to cravat. But Shibata denies Shiranui! Only for Nick to SHOTGUN on the return! Fans rally as Nick storms up to the corner. Nick fires forearms, then runs corner to corner, and a very Shibata like HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Nick drags Shibata up. But Shibata breaks free! Nick BOOTS Shibata, throws a forearm, but Shibata just scowls! Nick throws another forearm but Shibata eggs him on. Nick throws more forearms, then a CHOP! And another CHOP and another CHOP, but Shibata leans into them! Shibata is backing Nick down like that! Nick fires forearms now, but Shibata DECKS him with just one!

Shibata whips Nick to a corner, then BOOTS him! Then Shibata rains down forearms to sit Nick down! Shibata stomps a mudhole, but Nick gets up! So Shibata UPPERCUTS him down! Shibata runs to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Nick feels how it’s done, and Shibata hauls him up. HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Nick hangs in there but Shibata wraps on a chinlock! Nick fights up but into a COBRA TWIST! Fans rally as Nick endures, fights his way over, and has a ROPEBREAK! That’s his second of three as we pass eight minutes, and Shibata lets off with a knee to the side! Shibata reels Nick in to waistlock, but Nick fights!

Nick grabs the ropes again, that’s his third and final! But then Nick uses ropes to push up and over, then he mule kicks! Nick cravats, NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Shibata is tougher than that but Nick hurries up. Nick full nelsons but Shibata breaks to switch. Nick fights the lift so Shibata ripcords. Nick ducks to ripcord and ROUNBDHOUSE! And SUPERKICK! Nick goes up and up and WAYNE’S- SLEEPER!! Shibata has Nick and Nick is fading fast! Shibata sits him down to PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall (still ROH Pure Champion)

At nine minutes and 16 seconds, Shibata puts this one away! Nick shows skill beyond his years, and Shibata respects that by offering a handshake. Nick takes it to keep the Code of Honor, but when and where will Nick get another shot at gold?


Backstage interview with Lee Johnson.

Lexi Nair is with Big Shotty and brings up his match with Shane Taylor from last week, and how he has a match tonight with the newest member of Shane Taylor Promotions, #TAIGASTYLE, Lee Moriarty. How is Shotty feeling going into this match? Johnson tells Lexi, “Here we are again!” But wait, Shane Taylor Promotions walks in, and Moriarty tells Big Shotty that he hopes there were no hard feelings in what happened last week. Who knew Johnson would get distracted by Moriarty walking out there? Sure, Moriarty looks good, but just leave the past in the past. Code of Honor! Shake his hand. He promises it’s clean.

Shane says Johnson could always get knocked out again. Johnson stares Shane down and Lexi says they can all settle this in the ring. STP heads out, will Big Shotty be able to handle Moriarty with Big Bad Shaney T at ringside?


Diamante VS Catie Brite!

The Cuban Diamond is back in action on ROH, ready to shine in the spotlight once and for all. Will she show she can shine brighter than Brite? Or will Brite have a bright future here in ROH?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and Diamante DECKS Brite! Brite staggers up, Diamante fires off on her, then CHOKES her on the ropes! The ref counts, Diamante snapmares to then mess with Brite’s hair. Diamante then CLUBS away on Brite, but the ref reprimands about the hair pulling. Diamante CLUBS Brite down, puts her back on ropes, and CHOKES her again! The ref reprimands, Diamante lets off at 4, then she drags Brite up. Diamante says Brite ain’t on her level, then she SMACKS Brite off buckles! Diamante JABS, CHOPS and repeat! The ref counts, Diamante lets off, but then CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS!

The ref reprimands and counts more, so Diamante whips Brite corner to corner. Diamante runs in but only gets buckles! Roll up, TWO! Diamante staggers up, and she SHOTGUNS Brite down! Fans fire up as Diamante dusts herself off. Diamante drags Brite up, for the TWIST! Cover, Diamante wins!

Winner: Diamante, by pinfall

The Brite Light was simply used to make the Diamond shine! But when and where will Diamante get the gold that she wants?


Backstage interview with Willie Mack & The Infantry.

Lexi is with Trish Adora and the trio that will be challenging for the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships tonight. Which are currently held by the Mogul Embassy. Captain Dean says not for long. Bravo, hit ’em with the deal. Let ’em know why it’s not for much longer. Bravo tells Lex that he ain’t gon’ flex, and he’ll answer the question so first thing is this. Did Infantry become one of the hottest teams in ROH? Yep. Has adding the Mack Attack one of the hottest trios? Yep. So not only are they ready to win, they’re ready for war! He ain’t gonna talk no more, let Mack take over.

Mack says they are about to make history. With Adora by their side, they’ve got Shawn Dean, Carlie Bravo. Is this their first ROH title match ever? Uh, yeah… Wow, who knew? They really out here. Well, then the Embassy better watch out, they’re gonna do the damn thing. Mack may not have won that $25,000, but they’re gonna get these titles and have major capital! Let’s go, baby! Turn up! Bravo says have no fear, the future ROH World Six Man Champs are here! #CopyThat. The team heads out, will they be able to bring down those behemoths under Prince Nana’s command?


Lee Johnson VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

We just heard from Big Shotty and #TAIGASTYLE, but now it is time to put some action behind those words! Will Johnson or Moriarty prove they are the alpha Lee in ROH?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two tie up. They go around, Johnson wrenches, but Moriarty rolls. Johnson wrangles Moriarty but Moriarty kips up and clinches. Johnson wrenches to another wristlock but Moriarty spins, slips through and twists Johnson’s arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Johnson gets away and fans rally as the two reset. They circle, feel things out, then Johnson trips Moriarty to waistlock. Moriarty fights up, pries free to switch and hammerlock. Johnson slips around to hammerlock back. Moriarty slips around but Johnson turns it right back around to have the armlock.

Moriarty tries again but again Johnson puts the hammerlock back on him. Moriarty does squats, then spins, but Johnson holds on! Moriarty pulls hair to put Johnson in a corner! The ref counts, Johnson lets off, but Moriarty ELBOWS Johnson! Fans boo but Moriarty soaks up the heat. Moriarty CHOPS, then he says one more! Only to feint and kick low! Moriarty soaks up the heat, whips Johnson but Johnson goes up and over! Moriarty hits buckles, Johnson ducks ‘n’ dodges, leap frogs and DROPKICKS! Moriarty bails out, fans fire up, and Johnson pursues. Johnson ROCKS Moriarty, then ROCKS him again!

Johnson CHOPS Moriarty and fans fire up! Moriarty staggers away but Johnson follows him, to CHPO him again! Johnson then puts Moriarty in the ring, slide sin but Moriarty stomps away on him! The ref counts, Moriarty lets off and he stands Johnson up. Moriarty CHOPS and fans fire up! Moriarty swings but Johnson dodges to CHOP back! Johnson headlocks, Moriarty powers out, and things speed up again, Moriarty’s kitchen sink knee knocks Johnson down! Johnson writhes while fans rally, and Moriarty stands Johnson up to snap suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Moriarty still bridges while he mockingly applauds Johnson.

Moriarty wraps Johnson up in a seated abdominal stretch! Fans rally as Johnson endures, and Johnson fights up, only for Moriarty to knee low, but Johnson blocks! Trip and jackknife bridge! TWO, and Johnson goes for a leg. Moriarty steps over, whips Johnson away and things speed up, but Johnson rolls Moriarty again! TWO, and Moriarty CLOBBERS Johnson! But Johnson is up to CLOBBER Moriarty! Fans rally and a standing count starts! Johnson stands, goes to a corner, but Moriarty runs in. Johnson ELBOWS Moriarty, goes up and over and things speed up again. Johnson rallies with LARIAT after LARIAT, then a NECKBREAKER!

Johnson kips up and fans fire up with him! Moriarty clutches his neck as Johnson hauls him up, to a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Moriarty survives and Shane is relieved, but Johnson pounds the mat. Fans rally as Moriarty crawls to a corner. Johnson storms up but Moriarty YANKS him into buckles! The ref reprimands but Moriarty stomps away! The ref backs Moriarty off, but then he storms up to YANK Johnson up! Johnson lands on his feet, ELBOWS Moriarty again, then SUPERKICKS him down! Fans fire up as Johnson aims from a corner. Johnson goes to the apron, goes up the corner, and takes aim, to FROG SPLASH!!

Johnson bounces off the impact, crawls back to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Moriarty survives by a literal foot but Johnson fires himself back up. Johnson whips, Moriarty holds ropes then HOTSHOTS Johnson! LEG LARIAT! Cover, Moriarty wins!

Winner: Lee Moriarty, by pinfall

Shane is proud of his new recruit for finishing that one in the blink of an eye! Will TAIGASTYLE help Shane Taylor Promotions take over ROH once and for all?


Athena puts Billie Starkz (and Lexi Nair) through Minion Training.

The Fallen Goddess says they are here for one thing and one thing only: They have consistently failed her time and again! So today, they are doing training! “Yes, Minion Overlord!” These are all things essential to them becoming the best minions they can be! Is that understood? “Yes, Minion Overlord!” Athena blows the whistle and it begins! First, running up and down the bleachers! You wanna be a minion? Let’s go! They also do standing ovation training, they shine the stage, and Lexi keeps Billie from pressing the “big red button.” Athena wants Billie to stop smiling and being happy. Only angry face from now on!

Athena also puts them through booing drills, where they are to boo Willow Nightingale. Athena makes sure Billie gets that through her head! Boo Willow! No smiles! Keep running! Then they ride the elevator together as Athena does the grades. Billie tries to sneak a peek but almost gets caught. Billie also has to throw away her pompoms. She tries to be intimidating to the others in the locker room. Though it’s more like a kid playing dinosaur or something… The Renegades leave and Billie thinks she “did it,” but Lexi explains that she in fact did not. And then they cross paths with Willow! Athena snaps her fingers and Billie boos! Willow asks why!

Athena says she likes what she’s seen today. Lexi has graduated MIT, so she will now Lexi Nair, “Minion Bestie.” Billie, you sucked. Athena leaves and Billie isn’t sure what to do with that. Will Billie ever not be on Athena’s bad side?


Mercedes Martinez w/ Diamante VS Trish Adora!

The OG Badass has been rolling back up the ranks, but the Afropunk is also primed for that number one spot. Who comes out in pole position in the chase for the title?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, and they break. Adora grins but Diamante coaches Mercedes up. They tie up again, Mercedes waistlocks and she SLAMS Adora down. Mercedes headlocks, Adora powers up and powers out, but Mercedes pulls hair to bring Adora back in! The ref reprimands, but Adora lifts! Mercedes uses that to flying takeover! Mercedes says that was so pretty and thanks the fans for the cheers. But Adora rolls to a cover, ONE and Adora runs Mercedes over! Fans fire up as Adora taunts Mercedes. Mercedes swings, misses and Adora fires off forearms!

Adora winds up to ROCK Mercedes! Adora runs in to SPLASH in the corner! Adora fireman’s carries, but Diamante distracts so Mercedes can pull hair, get free and shove, then SPINEBUSTER! Fans rally up as Mercedes mocks the salute. Mercedes taunts Adora, kicks her around, then UPPERCUTS! Mercedes scuffs Adora, CHOKES her on the ropes, then lets off as the ref counts. Diamante CHOKES Adora now! Fans are torn but Diamante gets away with it. Mercedes UPPERCUTS Adora, then fireman’s carries. Adora fights free, shoves Mercedes, but Mercedes sidesteps to ROLLING ELBOW! Adora sits down but Mercedes stands her up.

Mercedes puts Adora on the ropes, DRAPING ANARCHY! Cover, TWO! Adora hangs in there and both Mercedes and Diamante are frustrated! Mercedes slaps Adora around, eggs her on, and fans rally up. Adora scowls, Mercedes fires palm strikes an an UPPERCUT! But Adora hits the BASEMENT GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up with Adora, and she BOOTS Mercedes down! Then SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Mercedes hangs tough, she’s a former champion for a reason. But Adora drags Mercedes back up, fireman’s carries again, but Mercedes flails to sunset flip! Adora stays up to drag Mercedes up by her hair!

Adora short arm but Mercedes ducks to HALF NELSON SUPLEX! Then RUNNING KNEE!! Adora falls back, rises up slowly, into the BAYONET FOREARM! Mercedes then clamps onto the legs, SLAPS Adora into giving up the arms, and then pulls her back and back and up! BRASS CITY SLEEPER!! Adora taps, Mercedes wins!

Winner: Mercedes Martinez, by submission

Mercedes doesn’t let go until she’s good and ready. The OG Badass and the Cuban Diamond mock the Infantry, but will these two be the ones waiting on the other side of the Women’s World Championship match? Speaking of…


ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Angelina Love!

The Fallen Goddess has yet to be dethroned in ROH, but tonight she faces the Pretty Psycho! Angelina has held titles before, even the Women of Honor World Championship that preceded this title! Will Angelina return to the top in this new era of honor? Or will nothing stop Athena’s already historic reign?

Athena is still in coach mode, telling Billie to get the fans fired up, but from behind Athena. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s ready to get crazy!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and fans rally for Athena. Athena thanks them and she circles with Angelina. They tie up, go around, and then have a deadlock at the center. They break, Angelina and Athena each complain the other pulled hair. The ref didn’t see any of it, so the two go at it again. Angelina waistlocks, Athena switches but Angelina switches back. Athena switches again but Angelina runs to RAM Athena into buckles! But then Athena arm-drags her down! Athena keeps on the cording hold but Angelina endures. Angelina fights up, arm-drags and has the armlock on Athena.

Athena fights up, Angelina wrenches to a wristlock, but Athena flips and wrenches and arm-drags again! Athena kips up, fans fire up, but Angelina CLOBBERS Athena! Angelina cheers herself on but Athena kips up again. Angelina runs in, into a SOBAT! Then a trip, and METEORA! Cover, TWO! Angelina bails out, fans rally up, and Athena goes out after her. But Angelina uses Billie as a hostage! Then she throws Billie into Athena, and she throws Athena down! Billie says that’s not fair! Angelina puts Athena in, dribbles her off the mat, then stands over her. Angelina soaks up the heat but Athena sunset flips! TWO!

Angelina stacks, TWO! Athena stands but into a knee! Angelina scoops Athena to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Angelina is frustrated but the fans rally behind Athena. Billie cheers Athena on but Angelina wrangles Athena with a chinlock. Angelina grinds Athena down, but the fans rally up. Athena fights to her feet, but Angelina throws her down! Angelina smiles as she keeps on the chinlock. Fans rally, Athena fights up again, and Billie has pompoms! Athena BITES Angelina and arm-drags free! Fans fire up as Athena fires forearms! Athena BACKHANDS Angelina! Athena whips, Angelina reverse=s but Athena CLOBBERS her!

Fans fire up as Athena rallies! Then Athena wrenches, SOBATS, and ENZIGURIS! Athena howls and fans fire up! Athena handsprings to FOREARM in the corner! Athena snapmares Angelina, goes up top, but Angelina trips her up! Fans boo Angelina while Billie coaches Athena up. Angelina drags Athena off with a fireman’s carry but Athena slips off to shove. Athena runs in but only gets buckles! Angelina BOOTS Athena down! Cover, TWO!! Angelina is shocked, and Billie is halfway in the ring? The ref has her slip back out and Angelina says to watch her. Billie says she didn’t do anything!

Athena waistlocks, Angelina switches and rolls her up, but Athena rolls through to reel Angelina in! Canadian Rack, CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

Angelina Love gave Athena a fight worthy of this title, but only Athena proved worthy of this title! She is now 39-0, and Billie presents her with the whistle. Coach Athena takes it, smiles and nods, and says Billie is finally learning. Athena pats Billie on the head, the two head out, but how much further does Billie have to go before she is championship material herself?


Backstage interview with Maria Kanellis-Bennett, Cole Karter & Griff Garrison.

Lexi is with The First Lady of Wrestling and her new prospects, they are going to team up for the very first time together. Are they ready for this? The bigger question is if Griff is with The Kingdom. Griff wants to put this out there right now: this is a trial and error kind of thing. Like he said last week, he feels he’s lost a step after returning from injury, and this seems like a relatively good opportunity. So yeah, he is ready. Okay, good. See you out there. Karter repeats, “See you out there.” Will the Ivy League MVP be able to make it work with the Diamond in the Rough?


Six Woman Tag: Leyla Hirsch & The Renegades VS Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Kiera Hogan!

The Fallen Goddess is still atop the mountain, and all six of these young and hungry wrestlers want their shot! But will Charlette & Robyn be able to keep up with their #LEGIT partner? Or will Chicago Skye, the Babe with the Power and the Hottest Flame keep their own momentum going?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though maybe with some sarcasm and sass. The teams sort out and Robyn starts against Kiera. Fans cheer “Happy Birthday!” for Kiera and she ties up with Robyn. Robyn knees low and says this is her birthday gift! Robyn whips but Kiera ELBOWS her! Then RANAS! Robyn ends up in a corner, Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN her down! Kiera runs corner to corner to HIP ATTACK! Then she goes side to side to BOOT WASH! Kiera drags Robyn around, covers, TWO! Kiera drags Robyn over, tags in Skye, and fans rally as they double whip. Robyn holds ropes but gets a SHINING WIZARD for it!

Kiera adds another HIP ATTACK! Fans rally as Skye YANKS Robyn down to then mule kick! Cover, TWO! But then Leyla and Charlette YANK Willow and Kiera down from the outside! The ref reprimands them while Skye drags Robyn up. Robyn dodges the forearm to ROCK Skye! Snapmare and then a cover, TWO! Robyn drags Skye up, tags Charlette, and the Renegades double suplex. They hold Skye up for five before the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Maria is on stage, she’s still hoping Leyla joins up. Charlette wraps on a chinlock but Skye fights up., Skye throws body shots but Charlette CLUBS her down!

Charlette puts Skye in the corner, RAMS into her, then RAMS her again! Maria likes it as Charlette bumps Skye off buckles. Tag to Robyn, and she cravat SLAMS! Charlette runs to ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Charlette holds on to bridge for a modified cravat neck wrench! Skye endures, CLUBS free, and then drags Charlette up. But Charlette SPINEBUSTERS! Cover, TWO! Skye hangs tough but Charlette drags her up. Charlette bumps Skye off buckles, tags Robyn, and Robyn whisps her in to back body block! Robyn runs in to KNEE Skye, but then Leyla tags in! Leyla finally has a turn, and she GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Leyla drags Skye up to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Maria likes what she sees as Leyla hits a third GERMAN SUPLEX! Leyla then sucker punches Kiera! Fans boo and Willow dares her to do that to Willow. Leyla runs in at Skye instead, but Skye ELBOWS her back! Skye knocks the Renegades down, but Leyla gets her for a snap takedown and LEGIT ARMBAR!! Skye hurries to stack, TWO! Leyla blocks a kick, but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Hot tags to Willow and Robyn! Fans fire up as Willow rallies on the Renegades! Willow DECKS Leyla for good measure! Willow fires off on Charlette but Charlette kicks low!

Charlette reels Willow in but Willow suplexes! Robyn makes the save, the Renegades mug Willow, but Willow fights the double suplex to DOUBLE SUPLEX the Renegades! Cover, Leyla breaks it! Leyla HAMMERS away on Willow but Kiera CLOBBERS her! Robyn goes after Kiera, Skye is after her, Charlette returns! The brawl breaks down, spills out of the ring, and Robyn runs up. Skye dodges but Robyn dodges! Robyn catches Skye to a BACK2BACKBREAKER! Kiera runs in, boots the lariat and then ROUNDHOUSES! Kiera reels Robyn in, HANGING NECKBREAKER! Charlette spins Kiera for a BACKBREAKER!

Willow is back, she hits an URENAGE! Leyla storms back in to SHOTGUN Willow! Leyla whips, Willow reverses and then POUNCES! PERIOD! Tag to Skye and Willow hauls Charlette up. Fireman’s carry, SUPERKICK to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Willow BLASTS Robyn, Skye SUPERKICKS Leyla! Kiera runs in to DIVE and she takes out Robyn! Skye hurries to get Charlette up, for CODE BLUE! Cover, Skye’s team wins!

Winners: Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Kiera Hogan, by pinfall

Maria is no longer as impressed by Leyla as she was. Will the First Lady have to change tactics about her Kingdom’s Army?


Backstage interview with Angelico, Serpentico, Tony Nese & Mark Sterling.

Lexi is with this rather odd collection and says tonight, they will be teaming up in Six Man Tag action for the first time ever. What led to all this? Smart Mark says the Premier Athlete is always on the lookout for possible young up ‘n’ coming wrestlers to join the Premier Brand. This is a one time offer: if they win, FREE GROUP TRAINING! Maybe Nese can whip them into shape to have more muscles. Nese says they don’t look the part but he can work on that as a personal trainer. But they are to do exactly what he says, exactly what he does, and follow him to victory. Understand? You got it? Comprende, hombre?

And don’t come out there until he tells them. Sterling agrees, but does compliment Serpentico’s mask and the hand streamers. Sterling & Nese head out, and Angelico says those guys’ vibes are way off. Serpentico says they’re burros. Sterling heard that! Will this team work out so that they can work out?


Ethan Page VS VSK!

All Ego got a great win in his ROH return, showing his ego has mellowed out a bit. Will he continue to build back up? Or will the former Trustbuster bust him down even more?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though Page doesn’t let go right away. The bell rings, Page and VSK circle, and fans rally up for Page. Page has them get louder, so there’s still some ego. The two tie up, Ethan headlocks, but VSK pulls hair! VSK headlocks, Page powers out and then CLOBBERS VSK! Fans rally and Page complains about the hair pulling. Page then scoops VSK but VSK CLAWS the eyes! The ref reprimands but VSK ROCKS Page with a haymaker! VSK mocks the fans for cheering Page, then he storms up on Page. VSK whips but Page blocks! And again! Page reels VSK in to scoop and POWERSLAM!

Page fires up and the fans are with him! Page drags VSK up, reels him in, Canadian Rack! But VSK slips free, ducks ‘n’ dodges ‘n’ slides to DROPKICK! But Page rebounds to run VSK over! VSK goes to a corner, Page runs in but only gets buckles! VSK mule kicks, front kicks, but the enziguri whiffs! Page wraps on a half straitjacket, then he scoops VSK and carries him around, for the CRADLE SUPLEX! Then a step-in CUTTER! Cover, Page wins!

Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall

Page shakes VSK’s hand to keep the Code of Honor, and he is rolling already! Will he truly be refreshed with a title opportunity?


Spanish Announce Project & Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling VS El Hijo Del Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity w/ Alex Abrahantes!

The Premier Brand is looking to expand, but Angelico y Serpentico haven’t been sold just yet. Will they make a better trio than even they can imagine? Or will this alliance of luchadores bring them all crashing down?

Sterling of course has a mic to say that everyone knows this is Tony Nese. His client has something very important to say. “Penn State College. I tried telling this company, if we wanted to perform in front of real athletes, we should’ve done this show in Ohio State.” Fans boo but Nese says that he’s just being honest. Maybe if Penn didn’t spend so much time at The Creamery, they’d be in shape! Ladies, ladies, ladies, it’s called the Freshman 15, not Freshman 50. But Nese has great news for everyone. They all know he is a personal trainer, so before they have any more wrestling tonight, he is gonna treat each and every one of them to GROUP TRAINING!

Stand up! Let’s get going! Get off your lazy asses! Stretch! Reach up! But then Angelico y Serpentico make their way out! They stopped listening to Nese’s orders from earlier, is this partnership falling apart already? Then after Serpentico throws his streamers, Abrahantes’ trio makes their entrance, Gravity leading the way. The teams sort out, Nese tells SAP to watch and learn. Nese then makes Serpentico start against Metalik, and the Code of Honor is upheld. The bell rings, fans rally up and the two tie up. Serpentico wrenches, hammerlocks, facelocks, wrenches and whips, but Metalik goes up and over and keeps moving.

Metalik ducks ‘n’ dodges, Serpentico drops down and avoids the handspring elbow! Metalik avoids the boot to CHOP! Metalik whips, Serpentico reverses but Metalik elbows him down! Metalik runs in, Serpentico monkey flips him but Metalik lands on his feet! Things keep moving, Metalik scoops and BACKBREAKERS Serpentico! Cover, ONE!! Metalik keeps on Serpentico and brings him up to wrench. Tag to Gravity but Serpentico gets away. Gravity has to stay back as Serpentico goes to his corner. Angelico tags in, and he circles with Gravity. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but Angelico crisscrosses Gravity’s arms into a one-arm double armlock!

Gravity stomps at Angelico’s feet but Angelico easily avoids those. Then he wraps Gravity up in a straitjacket stretch! Angelico ripcords, whips, but Gravity holds ropes. Angelico rushes in, Gravity gets around, schoolboys but Angelico rolls through. Gravity kips up, flips through the wrench and arm-drags Angelico away! Fans fire up as Gravity runs in, ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! Another kip up while Angelico bails out, and Gravity builds speed. Angelico ducks but Gravity handsprings! Gravity space walks, tag to Vikingo! Fans rally up but Nese tags in to say he has to handle this. But Vikingo CROSSBODIES!

Nese rushes in, Vikingo dodges to whip, but Nese reverses. Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! BOOT! ENZIGURI! Nese is in the corner and fans rally behind Vikingo. Vikingo runs up to GAMANGIRI! Nese wobbles, Vikingo goes up but Nese hurries away. Vikingo still springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK! Nese bails out, Vikingo builds speed and he goes up and up, pauses so physics can catch up with him, and Viking SKY TWISTERS! Direct hit and both men are down, so SAP rushes in! Gravity y Metalik dodge them to DOUBLE DROPKICK them out! SAP bails out and the luchadores DOUBLE TOPE!!

Fans are thunderous as Metalik y Gravity stand tall! “This is Awesome!” as Metalik puts Nese back in. Metalik CHOPS, CHOPS and runs, to KNEE Nese lose! Metalik fires the fans up, then runs, but Nese distracts the ref while Sterling trips Metalik up! Fans boo Smart Mark but Nese runs in to basement dropkick! Nese soaks up the heat, drags Metalik up and bumps him off buckles. Nese tells Angelico, “See how it’s done? Let’s see what you got!” Nese tags Angelico, Angelico snapmares Metalik and ties up one arm. Angelico uses the other arm for a RECLINER! Metalik endures, kicks around, and gets a ROPEBREAK!

Angelico lets off as Metalik saves himself by a literal foot. Angelico tells Nese that he does things with submissions. The people know it! Well, the fans chant “LUCHA! LUCHA!” Metalik crawls but Angelico brings him up. Nese tags himself in, he and Angelico mug Metalik, and Nese scoops Metalik to SLAM him! Then he drops a leg, brother! Nese says power style is how it’s done, then tags Angelico back in. Angelico argues with Nese, then brings Metalik up. Angelico puts Metalik on the top rope, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Metalik throws hands! Angelico goes up but Metalik CLUBS him! Metalik adjusts, to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!

Nese is frustrated as Metalik and Angelico crawl. Hot tag to Gravity! Gravity LARIATS Angelico, LARIATS Serpentico, DECKS Nese, and repeat! Angelico gets around, full nelsons, but Gravity arm-drags free! Gravity runs in to POWERSLAM! Then he somersaults to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, Nese breaks it! Nese brings Gravity up to whip, but Gravity holds ropes. Nese runs in but Gravity TOSSES him out! The ref checks Nese after that rough landing, but Angelico EDDY GORDO KICKS Gravity down! Metalik runs in to suplex Angelico high and hard! Serpentico runs in, Metalik blocks a kick to give a kick.

Metalik gets Serpentico up, SIT-OUT BOMB! Cover, but Nese SOBATS Metalik in the back! Fans rally up as everyone is down around the ring. Nese goes to his corner, Angelico drags Gravity over but Nese tags in! Angelico complains but Nese drags Gravity up. Nese wants to see how “ugly this SOB is!” He pulls at Gravity’s mask! Fans boo, and Serpentico storms in to stop Nese! As a luchador himself, #SNAKEMAN will not stand for this! The ref has Serpentico back off, Nese tells them to listen to him for once. Nese wants to tag out but SAP ditch him! Fans cheer, Sterling is freaking out, and Gravity stands to SUPERKICK! Nese falls, tag to Metalik!

Metalik goes up, for the tightrope SWANTON! Cover, the luchadores win!

Winners: El Hijo del Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity, by pinfall

Vikingo can’t get in the ring to celebrate, he took more damage to that hip than expected, but he and the team still celebrate. Will the AAA Mega Champion, the King of the Ropes and the Astronaut of Lucha still reach new heights in ROH?


Backstage interview with Ethan Page.

Lexi is now with All Ego and congratulates him on the win tonight. She says Ethan’s been on a roll, and he figures yeah, two is good enough for a roll. He wants to make it three, but the feeling he had after winning these couple weeks is something he hasn’t felt in the longest time. Everyone who has been watching Ethan these last three years has seen the ups and downs, and lately, it has been a lot of downs. But there was a really big bright spot in that spiral and it was the greatest night of his professional career. He wrestled for the most prestigious prize in wrestling today, the AEW World Championship, in his hometown with his family in the front row, it does not get better than that.

But then it didn’t go his way, and nothing else really has, but Ethan says to touch the gold, to feel the pressure, to be in the marquee match, and to be inches away from changing his life… He realized that ROH is the place for competition, and he needs to be competitive so that he can continue momentum, climb back up, and touch gold again. But this time, he won’t let go. That’s the plan. Then he has his groove back? Sure, go and say that. All Ego got his groove back! Will Ethan return to former glory and finally have gold to show for it?


Cole Karter & Griff Garrison w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett VS Action Andretti & Darius Martin!

A brand new team, put together by The First Lady, takes on another young team that has been fingertips away from taking titles for their own. Will Maria’s investment pay off with a win tonight? Or will the Sight to See & Air Wolf take flight?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the teams sort out, and Karter starts against Darius. Fans rally, the two tie up and Darius wrenches to a wristlock. Karter whips, Darius reverses and arm-drags! Darius has the armlock, drags Karter up to wrench, and he tags Action. Action goes up but Karter gets away to tag in Griff. Maria cheers Griff on and he circles with Action. They tie up, Griff waistlocks and SLAMS Action down! Action fights around, pries free, switches, but Griff switches back to back suplex. Action lands on his feet to waistlock but Griff RAMS him back into the corner. Griff is free but Darius sneaks the tag!

Darius slingshots in to get ahead of Griff and keeps him from Karter! Darius RAMS Griff into Action’s knees, then Darius mule kicks. Action goes up to DOUBLE STOMP Griff on the back! Darius & Action BLAST Karter, then double kick Griff to DOUBLE SUPLEX! Karter returns, but into DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up and Darius runs in, but Griff puts him on the apron. Darius RAMS Griff, Karter runs up but into an elbow! Griff storms up but Darius ROCKS him! Darius aims but Karter anchors him. Darius kicks Karter away, Action protests but that distracts the ref, allowing Maria to anchor Darius!

Darius kicks free, but turns around into a BOOT from Griff! Karter cheers but Griff asks what was that all about. Griff drags Darius up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Karter. They mug Darius, Karter stomps a mudhole in, and Maria applauds. The ref counts, Karter lets off and even Griff says to keep things clean. Karter snap suplexes Darius, and then he soaks up the heat. Karter covers but it’s really a choke! The ref counts, Karter stops at 4, then Karter stalks Darius. Darius goes to ropes so the ref has Karter back off. Karter argues with the ref but that’s to distract, so that Maria can CHOKE Darius!

Maria gets away with it again but Action warns her. Darius staggers up into a DROPKICK from Karter! Cover, TWO! Maria defends her innocence but Griff is upset. Karter whips Darius to a corner, tags Griff in, and then Griff whips Karter in. Darius TOSSES Karter up and out! Then he goes up and over Griff! Griff hurries to get a leg, but Darius BOOTS him away! Hot tags to Action and Karter! Action dodges Karter to DECK Griff, then he DECKS Karter! Action rallies on them both, and fans fire up! Action whips but Karter reverses, only for Action to handspring and DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! Fans fire up as both Maria’s boys are down!

Action kips up while Griff and Karter go to opposite corners. Action runs in to RAM Griff! And then he SPLASHES Karter! Action runs corner to corner again but Griff dodges the splash! But then Action SHOTGUNS Griff into Darius’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Griff tumbles out but Karter shoves Darius into Action! Karter DECKS Darius, rolls Action, and puts his legs on the ropes! But Griff shoves them off the ropes! Karter and Maria argue with Griff, because Griff doesn’t wanna cheat! Karter says you don’t disrespect Maria! But then Action FLIES over Karter to take out Griff! And Darius SUPERKICKS Karter!

Darius reels Karter in to BRAINBUSTER! Tag to Action, he springboards to 450 SPLASH!! Cover, Action & Darius win!

Winners: Action Andretti & Darius Martin

Maria is not happy, but perhaps it was her own fault for thinking Griff was going to change his morals for the sake of success. Griff upholds the Code of Honor with Action & Darius, but then Karter says up theirs! Karter & Maria have Griff leave with them, is Griff going to ditch this team before long?


ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Willie Mack & The Infantry!

Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona have been unstoppable as a trio with a 16-0 record in trios action. However, teams have been getting closer and closer. Will Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo bringing the Mack Attack along be exactly what brings these titans down? Or will nothing stop the Embassy’s reign of terror?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who gets to go on to Rampage tomorrow night!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” and some do the Nana dance. Kaun starts against Dean, the bell rings, and Kaun rushes in! Dean avoids the boot, says it was close, and they circle. They tie up, Dean headlocks but Kaun powers out to run Dean over! Things speed up, Dena hurdles but Kaun shoves. Dean jumps over but Kaun CLOBBERS him! But then Dean avoids the senton! Dean DROPKICKS, Kaun staggers, but Dean wrenches and tags Bravo. The Infantry double whips, double hip tosses, and then they crisscross the legs to SPLIT that wishbone! Bravo says that’ll leave a mark.

Bravo drags Kaun up but Kaun CHOSP! Kaun wristlocks but Bravo gets free before Kaun tags Liona. Bravo says okay, that’s how it is, huh? Bravo and Liona circle, Liona rushes in but Bravo dodges to JAB! Bravo bobs ‘n’ weaves, JABS, then rope-a-dopes. But Liona TOSSES him to a corner! Liona runs in, Bravo dodges then comes back. Bravo jukes and ROCKS Liona! Fans fire up and Bravo talks some smack, but Liona stays up! Bravo turns around into a LARIAT! Liona glares at Mack, then goes back to Bravo. Liona scoops to put Bravo on the ropes, to fire KNEE after KNEE into him! The ref reprimands and Liona just fires off more!

The ref counts, Liona drops Bravo and roars at Mack & Dean. Liona then tags Kaun, and Kaun slingshot SENTONS! Bravo sputters but Kaun drags him up to snap suplex. Uno Amigo! Then a waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bravo fights but Kaun still hits the back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kaun kneels on Bravo’s head while he argues with the ref, and Bravo flails! Dean pushes Kaun over but Kaun just grins as he drags Bravo up. Kaun tags Cage and fans fire up for The Machine. Cage CHOPS Bravo, puts him in the corner and RAMS him! And RAMS him again! And CHOPS! Cage fires up the fans as he throws point-blank clotheslines!

Fans count as Cage picks up speed, and Cage gets to TEN! Cage whips corner to corner hard, and Bravo staggers into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bravo hangs tough but Cage drags him up. Cage ROCKS Bravo with a forearm, whips him corner to corner then scoops again, but Bravo slips free to BACKSTABBER! Fans rally up as Bravo crawls, but Cage grabs a leg! Cage drags Bravo back, ducks the enziguri, then drops an elbow! “Who betta than Cage?” Cage then sucker punches Dean! Cage stands Bravo up, suplexes, but Bravo slips free to hot tag Mack! Fans fire up as these rivals meet again, and Mack hits a SLINGBLADE!

Mack BLASTS Liona, lines up a shot on Cage, and body shots! Mack whips, to LARIAT! Then WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up and Mack scoops Cage, for a SLAM! Kaun storms in but Mack ducks the haymaker to DECK him! Mack BOOTS Liona off the apron, Nana protests, but Mack runs in at Cage to BOOT! Cage falls over, Mack covers, TWO! The Machine is tougher than that but Mack goes up the corner! Fans fire up, but Cage stands to GAMANGIRI! Cage drags Mack off the top, to then go up. Fans rally as Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Mack!! Mack writhes and “This is Awesome!” as Cage drags Mack back up.

Cage stands Mack up but Mack kicks low! Cage denies the stunner, but Mack ends up in his corner. Tag to Bravo before Cage SUPERKICKS Mack! Bravo ROCKS Cage, ROCKS him again, then spins him around to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage falls, Kaun runs in! Bravo spins him around, SIDEWINDER! Liona slides in while Bravo takes aim at Cage & Kaun. But then Bravo turns around, and he screams as he drops down under the Pounce! Liona wipes himself out and Dean PENALTY KICKS Cage! Dean runs in to JUMPING CLOTHESLINE in the corner! Dean goes out to PENALTY KICK Kaun, and Bravo runs up on Liona!

Bravo hits a KNEE SMASH! And SUPERKICK! Dean SUPERKICKS! Liona roars but Infantry shouts, “KICK HIM!” They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Liona, and Liona staggers into a DOUBLE SUP- NO, Liona fights it off! Liona DOUBLE SUP- NO, Mack saves the Infantry! STUNNER!! Then the Infantry reload, DOUBLE SUPLEX!! Fans fire up while Nana freaks out! Bravo tags Mack but Kaun runs in! Dean blocks a boot, gives it to Bravo, ENZIGURI and then NECKBREAKER! Cage is back and he LARIATS Bravo! Mack is up top, but Cage intercepts! Mack shoves Cage down, though! To then FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO?!?

Cage survives and shocks Mack! But he and the Infantry regroup, and fans fire up with them! Mack, Bravo & Dean aim from corners, Mack STUN- NO, Cage denies Mack again! Kaun fireman’s carries Mack and tucks him, AIR RAID CRASH! Dean runs at Kaun, but Liona POUNCES him! Bravo is alone, Cage reels him in to a GERMAN SUPLEX! The Infantry is down and out, the Gates of Agony drag Mack up! They OPEN THE GATES!! Cage covers, The Embassy wins!

Winners: The Mogul Embassy, by pinfall (still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)

The reign of terror continues! At least, for another 24 hours. Rampage: Grand Slam pits these monsters against The Hung Bucks! Will this dominance continue even as ROH and AEW blur the lines? Or will Hangman Adam Page once again hold these belts with Matt & Nick Jackson?

My Thoughts:

A very good ROH, and it seems ROH is sticking to an hour and 45 minutes. At least, I sure hope so, it still takes me far too long to do these. I will say there wasn’t any actual filler. Even Diamante beating a jobber than being ringside for when Mercedes Martinez beats Trish Adora can be seen as story for the duo of Diamante & Mercedes growing stronger. If only ROH had some more titles for the women’s division, because they’ve got a lot more talent than can fit into the world title scene. Good Six Woman Tag to feed into Leyla’s story with Maria, while also showcasing just what I said with how there are midcard title worthy talents.

Good stuff with Maria’s story of building The Kingdom’s Army, and there is a clear story to Griff not wanting to get on board with the Heel tactics, and he could break away to then have some real good matches with Karter. We got a very fun “Minion Training” vignette from Athena, Billie & Lexi, but that is not the two week window To Do List thing they set up literally last week. Feels like ROH wasn’t keeping track of what they were doing, but oh well. Athena VS Angelina Love was a good title match, but a quick one because yeah, Athena is that much better than Angelina. Still waiting for when Athena either pushes Billie too far and she rebels, or Athena creates a monster not even she can control, all leading to a title match between them.

Really good, really fun Six Man Tag with Nese sticking his foot in his mouth and making Spanish Announce Project turn on him. Good win for the luchadores, though Vikingo taking himself out of the match was not good. Vikingo needs to be more careful, he is running really hard and fast, much like Darby Allin. The Pure Championship was a really good opener, but I figured Shibata was winning over Nick Wayne. Nick still looked great, as he has since debuting in AEW, but he’s probably gotta wait until he’s 19 to get a championship. Also, it feels like ROH wants to build towards a rematch of Shibata VS Josh Woods at the next ROH exclusive PPV so Shibata isn’t losing before then.

Great promo from Eddie to get his reaction after winning the ROH World Championship. He pointed out he’s in for a busy schedule defending two titles in two companies, as I’ve been saying, but Eddie will be able to do it. And even then it is great story material for him to struggle with the schedule after a month or so. Really good promo from Johnson, Moriarty & Shane, then really good match from Moriarty VS Johnson. Shane called out Keith Lee last time, too, I wonder if Keith Lee joins Lee Johnson to take on Shane and Moriarty so we get even more Lees in the mix. Honestly, Keith Lee needs to get on something, and then move on to a title because duh, it’s KEITH LEE.

Ethan Page with a good win and good promo after, and while it’s a shame he won’t finish his story with The Hardy Boyz, that story went a few chapters too long anyway. Ethan getting going in ROH will be good stuff, maybe he can be a contender for Samoa Joe’s TV Championship. And then some really good stuff in the ROH Six Man Division, with a good promo from Mack & Infantry, and another great Six Man title match. But of course, with Hung Bucks VS Embassy set for Rampage (which has also been recorded by now), and how that feeds into Hangman VS Swerve at WrestleDream, no way was this match (which was recorded even before Rampage) was going to change anything. As I’ve been saying in the AEW articles, there is a chance the Hung Bucks win the titles, unless Swerve screws Hangman over.

My Score: 8.6/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/20/23)

Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe!



AEW Coverage Lasers

Who hits the Grand Slam? And who strikes out?

Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe, and Maxwell Jacob Friedman returns to New York to defend his AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe!


  • ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Winner Takes All: Claudio Castagnoli w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Eddie Kingston; Eddie wins and becomes both ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion.
  • Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara; Jericho wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes; Fenix wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya w/ Ruby Soho VS Toni Storm; Saraya wins and retains the title.
  • AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe; MJF wins and retains the title.


ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Winner Takes All: Claudio Castagnoli w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Eddie Kingston!

This isn’t a rivalry, this is a grudge that has gone on for just over a decade, and this will be the end of it all! Will the Swiss Superman take away the title the Mad King fought so hard to get? Or will Eddie prove he IS the better man?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who leaves Arthur Ashe a double champion!

The bell rings and fans are thunderous already as Eddie and Claudio stare down. They slowly approach, then Claudio just BOOTS Eddie down! But Eddie’s right up to CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio forearms, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! New York is behind their own as he continues to go back and forth with Claudio! Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, then he  talks trash. “Is that all you got?” Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Claudio fires more forearms, then TOSSES Eddie out of the ring! But then Eddie drags Claudio out to whip hard into railing! Claudio hobbles, holding a knee, but Eddie choke grips him!

Fans fire up as Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOPS Claudio against the railing! Eddie ROCKS Claudio, brings him around, and whips him, only for Claudio to reverse and short arm LARIAT! Fans boo but Claudio soaks it up. Claudio drags Eddie up, ROCKS him, and stalks him. Claudio puts Eddie in the ring, fans rally up and Eddie catches Claudio in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Eddie dropkicks that bad leg! Claudio avoids the next one and he deadlift gut wrenches, for the POWERBOMB! Claudio hobbles and fans boo, but Claudio drags Eddie up. Claudio reels Eddie in, but Eddie fights the lift!

Eddie CLUBS the bad leg, fans rally up, but Claudio SLAPS Eddie! Eddie SLAPS back! And GERMAN SUPLEXES! Fans fire up again as Claudio bails out to the apron. Fans chant “F HIM UP, EDDIE, F HIM UP!” Eddie storms over, and fires off backhand after backhand! Then URAKEN! But that hurts Eddie’s hand just as much! Claudio clamps on a SLEEPER in the ropes! But Eddie elbows free, only for Claudio to back suplex Eddie to the ramp! The LED Plexiglas ramp is a stiff worker, and Claudio looms over Eddie. Eddie is dazed and the fans rally up behind him. Claudio drags Eddie up, then stomps a hand!

Claudio then clotheslines Eddie back into the ring! Fans boo as Claudio climbs the corner. But Eddie rolls to the corner, only for Claudio to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP anyway! Claudio stomps Eddie, drags him up, and scoop SLAMS him! Claudio goes back up, to then DIVING HEADBUTT but FLOPS as Eddie moves! Eddie staggers up, but into an UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this and Claudio is fuming as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Claudio and Eddie go to ropes, and then Claudio storms over. Claudio CLUBS away on Eddie at the ropes, then he drags Eddie up. Eddie pushes Claudio away but Claudio reels Eddie in. Claudio suplexes but Eddie blocks! Claudio throws body shots, tries again, but Eddie still blocks! Eddie then suplexes Claudio up and over! Fans fire up while both men flounder. Claudio stands first, runs and he BOOTS Eddie in the head! And then Claudio scuffs Eddie, kicks him around, taunts and toys with him, but Eddie CHOPS! Claudio kicks, Eddie CHOPS! Claudio SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Eddie reaches out in time!

Claudio sits Eddie up and clamps on with a top wristlock chinlock combo! Fans rally up as Eddie endures being squeezed and twisted around. But then Claudio KICKS Eddie in the back, and STOMPS the hand! Then he STOMPS the other hand! Eddie clutches fingers, but Claudio drags Eddie up by an ear. Eddie CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dynamite returns to single picture as Claudio eggs Eddie on. Eddie CHPOS, Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT in the corner! Claudio sits Eddie down, the ref back shim off, but then Claudio fireman’s carries! T K O! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Eddie hangs in there!

Claudio scuffs Eddie again, and that riles Eddie up. Claudio gives more toying kicks, then some harder shots. Eddie pounds the mat and fans fire up with him! Claudio kick sand kicks and kicks, and Eddie wobbles, only to sit up again. Claudio drags Eddie up to UPPER- NO, BACKSLIDE! TWO! Eddie ENZIGURIS! And then an EXPLODER!! Eddie has Claudio again, for a SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Claudio goes to a corner, Yuta coaches him, and Claudio sees Eddie go to the far side. Eddie runs in to clothesline! Eddie fires up and fires off MACHINE GUN CHOPS!! Claudio just brushes those off? Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS, then JABS! Claudio drops to a knee and fans are thunderous!

Eddie hauls Claudio up, Claudio fights the Northern Lights Bomb, so Eddie fires Kawada knees! Claudio JABS back! Eddie staggers, Claudio shakes out the cobwebs, and then both men stare down again. Fans fire up as the two step up, Claudio eggs Eddie on, then fires a forearm! Eddie CHOPS! Forearm! CHOP! Repeat! Claudio eggs Eddie on so Eddie CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Eddie staggers back, steadies himself, and he CHOPS again! Claudio dusts that off, so Eddie CHOPS only for Claudio to catch it! HEADBUTT, short arm LARIAT!! Cover, TWO, but Claudio rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!

Claudio reels Eddie in, straitjacket for the RICOLA- RANA!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio has the cover, TWO!! Flashbacks to Supercard of Honor there, but Eddie is up! Into an UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO?!? Eddie survives and Claudio is furious! Claudio drags Eddie up, straitjacket, RICOLA BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!?! New York is electric as Eddie still lives! Claudio is beside himself, but he pulls off the elbow pad now. Claudio drags Eddie up, talks some trash, and UPPERCUTS! URAKEN!! URAKEN!! Then a half nelson, HALF ‘N’ HALF PLEX!! Claudio stands, into the URAKEN!! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Fans are electric again as Eddie powers up! Eddie drags Claudio up, reels him in, but Claudio fights the lift! Claudio then UPPERCUTS! Eddie URAKENS!! And POWERBOMBS!! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still NJPW Strong Openweight & NEW ROH World Champion)

He has done it! The Mad King has conquered Claudio and now reigns over two kingdoms! Yuta tells Claudio that yes, it really did happen. Yuta helps Claudio to his feet, and Eddie keeps his eyes on them. Claudio offers a handshake, and Eddie… accepts it! Claudio hands the ROH title over then takes his leave. Fans chant “You Deserve It!” and that is an understatement. How much more history will be made by Eddie Kingston now?


The Kingdom visits Roderick Strong in the hospital.

This was recorded sometime last week after Dynamite. Matt Taven & Mike Bennett sit by Roddy’s bedside as the nurse fluffs Roddy’s pillow. Mike says they wanted to invite everyone here so they could personally thank everyone for all the gifts and cards. Taven likes this card here. “I hope it makes your day brighter knowing how much everyone cares. Your attention to neck health awareness has been inspirational, and one day, I hope to be as neck strong as you. XOXO Olga.” Mike excuses the nurse and then Adam Cole visits. Roddy calls out to Adam and asks where he is, he can’t see. Then open your eyes.

Roddy does open his eyes and is happy to see Cole is here. Of course he is, he wouldn’t miss this for the world. Cole then says hi to The Kingdom and they ask him where he’s been. He got here as quick as he could. Oh, convenient, Cole shows up just as The Kingdom has to leave. Mike tells Roddy sorry, they gotta go. They’re going to be the new #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Titles. Roddy understands. He knows they don’t need it, but good luck. New champs coming soon. Taven then insults Cole’s shirt and pants. Is that how he dresses when he’s mourning? Cole says that’s real appropriate to say.

Cole then tells Roddy that he is glad Roddy is doing okay, and Cole hates to do this but he has to leave soon, too. Max has the world title match with Samoa Joe, and after what happened all last week, Cole has to make sure Max will be okay. Roddy says who cares! What about him? Cole wants Roddy to know he loves him, but Max is the one in danger. Roddy makes the bed sit up so he can look at Cole properly, just so he can tell Cole to go. Then Roddy lowers himself back down. Will Cole be able to help MJF through whatever is coming?


Backstage interview with Christian Cage & Luchasaurus.

Renee Paquette is with Captain Charisma and the AEW TNT Champion to bring up that this Friday, Rampage: Grand Slam, it will be Darby Allin & Sting taking on these two in a tag team match. Obviously, Christian & Luchasaurus have a ton of experience- Christian cuts Renee off to say they have a ton of experience in defending the TNT Championship. And at Rampage: Grand Slam, Christian & Luchasaurus walk through Darby & Sting, and then move on from them. But obviously, Darby isn’t going to move on until he gets another chance at Christian’s- er, their TNT Championship!

So here’s a proposition: Saturday on Collision, Darby VS Christian VS Luchasaurus in a Triple Threat for the TNT Championship! Sound good to Darby? Oh, and one more little wrinkle: if Darby wants his shot, then Sting is not allowed at ringside! And when Darby steps into the ring for their Handicap- er, Triple Threat… Then Darby has as much a chance of winning this championship as both the Yankees and the Mets! ZERO! As for Friday, bring your boy. Christian & Luchasaurus head out, will they dominate this entire week?


Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara!

For the first time ever, The Ocho and the Spanish God go 1v1 with each other! They’re both ready to fight harder than they ever have before, but who will come out on top?

Sammy’s entrance has him wearing an LED vest as a reference to all of Jericho’s light up jackets, and Sammy even has Monteasy live to rap the theme song! Is this Sammy’s time to take flight? Or will he be unable to get off the ground with Judas in his mind?

The bell rings and fans fire up as the two circle. Sammy offers a handshake, Jericho accepts it, and the two tie up. Jericho headlocks, then switches and hammerlocks to headlock again. Sammy powers out, but Jericho runs him over, only for Sammy to kip up! So Jericho slaps Sammy! Sammy slaps back, and the hands start flying! Fans fire up and Sammy CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Repeat! Sammy gets the edge, whips, hurdles, flips over, and Jericho stumbles into the DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Sammy spins to hit his pose! And Jericho still joins in? Sammy is surprised by that and Jericho SLAPS him again!

Sammy goes to ropes, Jericho storms up but Sammy rolls him up! ONE, and Sammy cradles! ONE, and Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! Sammy CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS again, then CHOPS Sammy in the corner! Fans fire up as Jericho whips corner to corner. Jericho runs in but into an elbow! Sammy swings, Jericho spins him around, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Sammy goes to the apron but Jericho storms over. Triangle jump, but Sammy ducks and Jericho hits the floor! Sammy builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Jericho! Fans fire up as Sammy puts Jericho in the ring.

Sammy goes up the corner, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jericho hangs tough but Sammy keeps his cool. Sammy slashes his throat and he torture racks! But Jericho fights that, to hit a CODE BREAKER! Sammy goes to the apron again, but Jericho goes out after him. Fans rally as Jericho drags Sammy up, CLUBS him, but Sammy throws body shots. Jericho CLUBS and CLUSB and CLUBS Sammy, to then suplex. Sammy blocks, throws more body shots, but Jericho hits back! Then Jericho suplexes to the floor! Fans fire up while both men writhe and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks both men but they’re okay to continue. Jericho drags himself up with the apron skirt, then soaks up the cheers and jeers from New York. Jericho drags Sammy up and SMACKS him off the desk! The ring count is climbing, but Jericho clears off the desk! Jericho SMACKS Sammy with the desk hood! Jericho slides into the ring to stop the count and soak up more cheers and jeers. Sammy stands up, and slides in at 9! Jericho stomps Sammy, drags him up and reels him in, for a BIG back suplex! Jericho smacks Sammy around, eggs him on, and brings him up again, but Sammy cradles! TWO! Jericho rushes in to BOOT Sammy down!

Jericho drags Sammy up again, puts him in a corner and on the top rope. Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then he climbs up, to rain down fists! Jericho goes all the way to TEN, then SUPER STEINERS! Sammy writhes, Jericho pushes him to a cover, TWO! Jericho huffs ‘n’ puffs and paces around as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally, Jericho stands Sammy up and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Jericho eggs Sammy on, so Sammy CHOPS! And forearms! And CHOPS! Sammy fires off more, whips Jericho to ropes, but Jericho KICKS him away! Jericho runs, into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!

Both men stand and Jericho LARIATS Sammy down! And then LARIATS him again! Cover, TWO! Sammy is still in this and fans rally up. Jericho brings Sammy up, CHOPS him again, then has him in a corner. Jericho CHOPS, whips corner to corner, but Sammy goes up and over, ducks and steals the CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives his own move and Sammy is beside himself. Jericho goes to the apron, Sammy runs in to BLAST him off! Jericho hits the desk! Sammy then goes to the apron, to then go up the corner?! Sammy aims, says a quick prayer, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS!

Sammy clutches a leg, puts Jericho in, and he fires up! Fans are with Sammy as he goes to the apron. Sammy springboards, into a DROPKICK! Sammy goes back to the apron, Jericho triangle jumps, into a CALF KICK! Not the cleanest but something got Jericho. Sammy SUPERKICKS to knock Jericho down, and then he goes back up top! FLYING CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho just gets that arm up and Sammy grows frustrated. Sammy drags Jericho up, torture racks, GO TO- NO, Jericho blocks! Jericho trips Sammy and has the legs! WALLS OF JERICHO!! Fans are thunderous while Sammy endures!

Jericho sits deep on the hold, but Sammy reaches out! Sammy crawls his way forward, but Jericho drags him back! Sammy clubs at Jericho’s legs, tuck sunder and throws hands from below! Sammy then throws Jericho away! Sammy JUMP KNEES Jericho to a corner! Sammy runs in, is put on the apron, and Jericho ROCKS him! Jericho goes up the other side of the corner! Jericho drags Sammy up to join him, CLUBS him, but Sammy throws hands in return. They both stand on the top rope, to SUPER CUTTER!! Both men are down and fans are losing their minds! Sammy crawls to the cover, TWO!!!

Jericho is still in this but Sammy is too sore to be upset. Sammy and Jericho sit up, Jericho goes to ropes but Sammy is right on him. Sammy CHOPS, then whips. Jericho reverses, but Sammy avoids the dropkick! Sammy goes to the ropes, LIONSAULT onto knees!! Jericho counters his own move, and then runs to BULLDOG! Fans fire up as Jericho lines up the shot, Jericho LIONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!! Jericho grits his teeth, but he also has a sinister grin on his face now. Jericho throws down fists, then he brings Sammy up for a knee to the head! And another! And another! Jericho runs, into a JUMP KNEE!

Sammy torture racks! GO TO HOSPITAL!! But Sammy doesn’t cover!? Sammy goes up the corner instead, takes aim, and SHOOTING STAR- CODE BREAKER!!! Cover, Jericho wins!!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall

Sammy gambled and just got busted! Jericho wins, proving why he is the master and Sammy is the apprentice. But the real question is, can these two still be friends? Jericho offers a hand, Sammy accepts, and they hug it out! Fans cheer as Le Sex Gods stick together! But then Sammy LOW BLOWS Jericho?! Jericho falls against Sammy but Sammy shoves him down! And here comes Don Callis?! No, Sammy, no! But Don pats Sammy on the shoulder. Don threw his friendship with Jericho away, and now takes away Jericho’s last friend! Will the Spanish God soon be a wrestling god thanks to the Don Callis Family?


MJF & Adam Cole pull into the parking lot.

The brochachos pull up in an emerald green Porsche, and as he steps out of the car, Maxwell Jacob Friedman calls out Samoa Joe! “I’ve been holding a grudge against you for eight long years. And when you decided to shove me, I took that and I turned it into a little ball, and I put that chip on my shoulder. And tonight, I take that chip and I bash your skull in! See, it was bad enough when you shoved me. But you took, and you took, and you took, and you tried to take away the two things now that are most precious to me: you are trying to take away my AEW World Championship, and you are trying to hurt my brother, Adam Cole.”

That is where Joe messed up. Tonight, MJF will choke Joe out in front of thousands of New Yorkers, MJF’s people! And the last thing Joe is gonna hear as he fades out is… “M! J! F! M! J! F!” Because they’re better than you, and Cole gets a call? It’s Roddy? Seriously? He’s upset but Cole wants him to talk it out. Cole says he still has MJF’s back but this is an emergency. Roddy, relax, you are not gonna die! Cole heads out to talk with Roddy about his neck, and MJF tells Joe, “Your ass is mine.” Will the ROH World Television Champion look to change that with his own two hands?


Backstage interview with Don Callis & Sammy Guevara.

Renee walks up to ask them if this all but confirms that Sammy has joined the Don Callis Family, but Don says not to cut her off, “but all will be revealed this Friday on Rampage. C’mon, kid, we got a lot to celebrate.” The two traitors head out, but then cross paths with Daniel Garcia! Sammy and Danny stare down, and then Sammy asks if he has something to say. Don has Sammy stand down and says Danny is money. For now, the two of them will go. Don gets Sammy outta there, but what are Danny’s feelings? He left the JAS, but is he upset Sammy joined the DCF?


AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes!

The Maniac made it past the human skyscraper that is “Big Bill” Morrissey, but now he has to face what he did to the Immortal Firebird almost a month ago! Will Fenix burn Moxley down? Or will Moxley ace this, game, set and match?

Moxley goes up the ramp so he can drop his belt on top of Fenix’s cape. Moxley taunts Fenix, Fenix storms up after Moxley and CHOPS! Fans fire up as the brawl is on! Moxley ROCKS Fenix, whips him at the ring but Fenix goes up the ropes to JUMP SOBAT! Fans fire up while Moxley flops to the floor. Fenix uses the ramp as a runway to FLY and take Moxley down! Fans lose their minds and Fenix crawls his way over to Moxley. Moxley is dazed but Fenix’s back is sore from that landing. Fenix still stands up and he drags Moxley up. Fenix ROCKS Moxley, CHOPS him against railing, and then puts Moxley in the ring.

The bell finally sounds so this is a match! Fenix baits Moxley, avoids the stomp and then shoulders into Moxley! Fenix slingshots to sunset flip, ONE! Moxley stacks, TWO! Moxley staggers, Fenix kips up and things speed up. Fenix handsprings over the leg sweep! Moxley swings, Fenix catches him to CHOP, knuckle lock, and go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Moxley stands back up and Fenix somersaults, into a FOREARM! Moxley is done playing around, and he runs to CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fenix survives the shoutout to the Visionary, but Moxley rains down fists! Moxley then shifts to a cover, TWO!

Moxley has the double wristlock but Fenix fights up with body shots. Moxley facelocks but Fenix powers out to BITE the hand! Fenix BOOTS the punch, CHOPS and CHOPS but Moxley pokes the eyes! Moxley whips, Fenix tiger feints but into a BOOT! Fenix flounders to the ramp and then the floor but Moxley pursues. The ring count climbs and Moxley CHOPS Fenix against railing! Moxley dumps Fenix over into the front row! Fans fire up as Fenix drags himself up. Moxley drags Fenix up but Fenix throws body shots! Fenix ROCKS Mox, then pushes him away. Fenix jumps up onto the railing, but Moxley shoves him back down!

Moxley has Fenix on the railing, to DRAPING PARADIGM SHIFT!! Fenix is dazed now and Moxley gets a chair! The ref reprimands so Moxley puts Fenix in the ring. Cover, TWO! Fenix is hanging tough but Moxley eggs him on. Fenix chops but that was nothing, and Moxley BOOTS him! Moxley rains down fists, lets off, and Fenix crawls to a corner. Moxley storms over, brings him up, and clotheslines! Moxley flips fans off, runs in, but Fenix dodges to GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! And then JUMP SOBAT! Moxley staggers, into the SOMERSAULT CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! But Fenix hurries to a corner and goes right up! FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!

Moxley is still in this but Fenix fires up again. Fans are with him as he runs, but into a KING KONG LARIAT! Moxley roars, fans fire up even more, and then Moxley flips off Fenix. Abrahantes coaches Fenix up, and he kips up to his feet! Fenix dodges Mox to SUPERKICK him out of the ring! Fenix goes out after him, brings him around, and puts him on the railing now! Fenix goes to the apron, then up the corner! Fans are losing their minds already, SUPER FLYING LEG DROP!!! Both men crash down and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks both men and they’re somehow okay to continue. Abrahantes coaches Fenix as he and Moxley stir. Moxley crawls to the ring, Fenix follows and pushes him in. Fenix then aims from the apron, springboards, but into a kick! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives but Moxley just snarls and storms around. Moxley gets Fenix’s legs, ties them up, and has a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!! Fenix endures, reaches out, and fans rally as he fights forward. But Moxley shifts to a CLOVERLEAF STF!! Moxley grinds the hold, then shifts to just a facelock. Moxley drags Fenix up, Gotch hold for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!!

Fenix survives again and Moxley is fuming! Moxley storms around the ring, Abrahantes coaches Fenix and the fans rally up. Moxley clamps on with a SLEEPER, then drags Fenix up again. Moxley CHOPS Fenix to the corner and Fenix drops to his knees! Moxley stands Fenix up to CHOP again! Dynamite returns to single picture and Moxley storms around. Fenix sputters, stands, and CHOPS! Moxley forearms, then he puts Fenix back in a corner. Moxley puts Fenix up top, climbs up to join him, but Fenix resists with body shots. Fans rally as Fenix HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS! Moxley falls, Fenix jumps to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP!!

Both men are down and New York is thunderous again! Fenix crawls to a cover, TWO! Fenix drags Moxley up and reels him in but Moxley resists the lift. Fenix CLUBS Moxley, but Moxley Alabama Lifts him! Fenix still CLUBS Moxley, they end up on ropes, and Moxley throws body shots! Moxley DECKS Fenix to the outside! Moxley goes out to run downhill, CURB STOMP ON THE RAMP!! Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” for the Visionary as Moxley drags Fenix in. Moxley lifts, to stall, and PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fenix survives and fans are thunderous again! Moxley is seething and he drags Fenix back up.

Moxley puts Fenix in a corner, CHOPS him, and CHOPS him, and then hoists Fenix up top. Moxley goes up, underhooks, but Fenix fights! Moxley falls, Fenix adjusts, SWANTON BOMB!! Then Fenix drags Moxley up and fireman’s carries, to BLACK FIRE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! HOW?!? Fans call BS, that twitch could NOT have been enough! But Fenix figures F it, BLACK FIRE DRIVER again!!! Cover, FENIX WINS!!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

New York cannot believe it but they are loving it! Moxley’s reign ends after just three defenses, and Fenix has his vengeance! Death Triangle regains the gold once held by The Bastard, will Fenix blaze his own trail with this title? As for Moxley, he is getting checked by medics, what condition will he be in after such an epic fight?


Samoa Joe speaks.

“Oh Maaaax~! You feel it, Max? The night is upon us, a great celebration! Tonight is a night of consequences. And Max, you have run your mouth, you have made your angst known, you have told the world you’ve harbored your grudge against me for eight years.” But MJF better be prepared to hold onto that grudge a little longer, because Joe will smash him from pillar to post, in front of MJF’s people! And tonight, Joe finishes taking what he was trying to take from MJF all those years ago. But it won’t be MJF’s future, it’ll be his championship. We’ve already seen the landscape shift, will the One True King of Wrestling Television add to that?


AEW takes a closer look at the ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders match.

Matt Hardy says that Friday on Rampage: Grand Slam, he and Jeff will compete in a match, with the winners going on to face MJF & Adam Cole for the ROH World Tag Team Championships at WrestleDream! But Matt Taven says they are the OGK, and the Melvins will put respect on the name of The Kingdom. Mike says that they do three things this Friday: Punch ’em in the wiener; hit ’em with piledrivers; and become the #1 Contenders! Best Friends join in, and Trent says this is one more shot for the boys to go on and get another shot to win the big one. Chuck knows MJF & Cole say they’re best friends, but we all know there is only one set of Best Friends that matter, and it’s these two!

Vincent says that a long time ago, being crazy meant something. But now, everybody’s crazy! The Righteous is here to purify AEW, and it starts this Friday on Rampage. Dig what they’re saying? It’s a Fatal 4 of four powerful teams, but who will come away with those golden tickets to Seattle?


AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya w/ Ruby Soho VS Toni Storm!

The Outcasts used to be a strong trio within the AEW Women’s Division, but this very title is what tore apart the friendship of The Knight and the Lightning. Saraya won an All In London Fatal 4 to become champion, but Storm won the Fatal 4 to earn this match! Will Storm complete the #PortraitofaStar with some gold? Or will this Knight still reign?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the real star of the AEW Women’s Division!

The bell rings and Storm wants a hug? Saraya says no, she’s crazy as a loon and totally betrayed The Outcasts! Storm still offers, so Saraya SLAPS her! Fans boo and Storm looks hurt emotionally. Saraya SLAPS Storm again and says Storm is nothing without Saraya! “You need me! YOU NEED ME!” Then she SLAPS Storm again! So now Storm smiles? Saraya is confused, but Storm CHPOS her! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Ruby shouts from the apron but Storm rushes over! Storm avoids Ruby’s cheap shot to CHOP her down! But Saraya BOOTS Storm down! Fans boo but Saraya tells Storm she’s a stupid cow!

Saraya has Storm on ropes, goes to the apron, and fires off knee after knee after knee! Storm flops to the floor and Saraya soaks up the heat. But then Storm trips Saraya up! Saraya hits the apron, Storm pushes her back in the ring. Storm sees Ruby standing there, and she goes under the ring? What in the world? The ref goes to check with Saraya, Storm sticks her feet out and Ruby drags her out from under there. Storm has SHOES! She kicks Ruby, then SLAPS her with those slippers! Fans fire up and Storm goes back to the ring. The ref says drop the shoe, then snatches the slipper away. But he misses the HIGH HEEL SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!

Storm is furious that Saraya survives! Storm argues with the ref then throws a fit as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Storm drags Saraya into ropes, drapes her out, to DRAPING DDT to the ramp!! Ruby rushes up to check Saraya, her neck is a major issue for her. Storm is torn between remorse and rage, but Saraya seems okay to continue. So Storm drags her in through the ropes, to DRAPING DDT again!! Cover, TWO!! Saraya survives and Storm seethes. Storm storms around, pursues Saraya out of the ring, but tells Ruby to back off. But that distraction allows Saraya to BOOT Storm! Saraya then SMACKS Storm off the desk! Storm staggers and flounders away, then Saraya CLUBS her! Saraya scowls as she stands Storm up to CHOP!

Saraya pushes Storm into the ring, tells fans off, then hops back in. But Storm ROCKS her! And CLUBS her! And CHPOS her! Saraya goes to a corner, Storm hoists her up top, and then ROCKS her! Storm climbs, Saraya hits back, they brawl up top! Storm CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS, then stands Saraya up. Saraya fights back with body shots, and she CLUBS away on Storm now! Saraya adjusts, to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Dynamite returns to single picture! Ruby is furious while Saraya argues with the ref. Fans boo as Ruby tries to start a Saraya chant.

Saraya sits Storm up but Storm hits first! Saraya hits back, Storm hits again! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, and fans fire up as Storm just HAMMERS away! Fans are thunderous for Storm and she grabs a turnbuckle. Storm rips the pad right off! The ref takes that but the buckle is still exposed. And then Storm gets the spray paint! Ruby snatches that away, payback for that TBS Championship screw job! The ref argues with Ruby, then with Storm, and Ruby rolls the can to Saraya! Saraya SPRAYS Storm in the face!! KNIGHT CAP!! Cover, TWO?!?! Storm survives the flashback to All In!

New York is thunderous but Saraya is furious! Saraya slaps Storm around, drags her up, and bumps her off buckles! And again! And then she considers the bare buckle. Saraya sits Storm in the corner but Ruby wants her to finish this! Saraya stomps but Storm blocks! Storm sets the foot down, to KISS Saraya!? And then reel her in! STORM ZERO!!! Cover, TWO!?! Storm’s kiss goodbye didn’t finish this! But Storm puts Saraya in the corner, against that bare buckle! Storm goes to the far corner, says “I’m sorry, I love you.” SWEET HIP- NO, Saraya moves and the buckle gets Storm in the booty! Saraya reels Storm in and onto the ropes, DRAPING KNIGHT CAP!!! Cover, Saraya wins!!

Winner: Saraya, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

Saraya shouts that Storm forced her to do that! Storm reaches out, but The Outcasts leave her behind. Will Saraya & Soho move on from Storm to conquer the entire AEW Women’s Division?


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage: Grand Slam!

Considering it is a TWO HOUR special edition for Arthur Ashe, there’s more action to be had! And in a Mixed Trios match, Kris Statlander joins #OrangeHook to take on Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker! Will the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed prove why they’re The Galaxy’s Greatest? Or will they owe some title shots to the sports… enner-tay-ners?

Then Skye Blue takes on Julia Hart in a battle of two young and hungry stars wanting their shot at some gold! Plus, after making a comeback at All In London, after sharing his side of the story, Mike Santana gets back in the ring! Will he blaze a trail to the top, all by himself?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of the TNT Championship “Triple Threat” of Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin, Andrade El Idolo accepts Jay White’s challenge from last Saturday! Will the Latin Idol learn what it means to Breathe With The Switchblade? Then Rob Van Dam competes in his home state of Michigan, FTR defends the AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Workhorsemen, and Bryan Danielson gives Ricky Starks his rematch, in a TEXAS DEATH MATCH! With as much blood as was shed at All Out, how much more violent will the American Dragon and Absolute go?


AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe!

It’s the moment of truth! After watching the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Maxwell Jacob Friedman was very… happy(?) to see that the King of Wrestling TV won the right to have this match. MJF threw some Steiner math at Joe but now it’s time to put it to the test! Will the hometown antihero finally have his revenge? Or will we soon be calling him #TwoBeltJoe?

MJF’s entrance is an homage to Bret Hart and Mean Joe Greene. A kid shouts out to MJF, tells him to go get ’em, champ, and then MJF nods and gives the kid his scarf. And also whispers something before heading out. What’d he say? That the kid’s adopted?! Anyway… The introductions are made, the Triple B is raised, and we see who finishes Dynamite with a Grand Slam!

The bell rings and the fans are thunderous already for MJF. MJF and Joe circle, feel things out, and then Joe kicks a leg! MJF backs away to a corner, resets with Joe, and they feel things out again. Fans chant “He’s Our Scumbag!” but Joe just smirks. They circle, Joe corners MJF but the ref has him back off. So MJF pokes Joe in the eye! MJF hops on for a SLEEPER, but Joe THROWS MJF down! MJF clutches his neck, and conspicuous by his absence is Adam Cole. Was Roddy’s “emergency” more engrossing than Cole thought? Joe looms over MJF as MJF sits up, and MJF stands to say he’s okay. Joe CLUBS him down for it!

Joe stomps MJF, fans boo, but Joe stomps MJF on the neck! MJF goes to a corner, Joe JABS and JABS and JABS! Joe sits MJF down, then RIDGEHANDS him down! Fans boo but Joe just says “SUCK IT!” Joe eggs MJF on, drags him from the corner, and clamps on a neck wrench! MJF endures the torture but the fans rally up behind him. MJF fights up, throws body shots, but Joe throws him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Joe drags MJF up to atomic drop! Joe runs but MJF dodges the boot! MJF kicks, Joe blocks and MJF apologizes, only to poke Joe in the eyes again! MJF jumps on for a SLEEPER!

Joe RAMS MJF into buckles! Joe is free, and he runs to BOOT! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Joe paces, not at all bothered. Joe then drags MJF up, but MJF JABS, throat chops, and runs at the corner, into the “SIT YO ASS DOWN!” URENAGE! Joe paces while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Now Joe covers, ROPEBREAK! MJF saves himself by fingertips but Joe just drags him to the outside. Joe CLUBS MJF against the apron! MJF sputters, Joe drags him out and whips him hard into railing! MJF falls in a heap and Joe mockingly applauds. Joe then storms back over, drags MJF back up and puts him back in the ring. Joe CLUBS MJF again and MJF flounders away. Joe hurries in after MJF, CHOKES him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts 4. MJF sputters, only for Joe to KICK him in the side! Joe paces, drags MJF up, and snapmares to then neck wrench again! MJF endures all over again but the fans still rally.

MJF fights up, using Joe’s twisting for leverage, and he throws body shots! MJF runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! MJF is hanging in there but Joe keeps his cool. Joe drags MJF up and puts him in a corner to JAB! JAB! JAB! And CHOP! MJF leans against ropes and the ref reprimands Joe, but Joe JABS MJF again as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally as hard as they can for MJF and he fires forearms back! Joe HEADBUTTS, then he hoists MJF up top! Joe tucks MJF in but MJF sunset flips! Stack cover, TWO! SUPERKICK! MJF learned that one from his brochacho! But Joe stays up, so MJF short arm LARIATS!

Joe is still up so MJF LARIATS again! Joe is still up, so MJF runs to LARIAT! That takes as much out of MJF as it does Joe, but fans are thunderous as MJF goes again. Joe LARIATS MJF down!! Cover, TWO!! Joe is getting annoyed now but he rips MJF’s new shirt up! Then he wipes his butt with it and throws it down on MJF! Fans boo and MJF is furious, that was his loving tribute to the New York MLB legacy! Joe gives scuffing kicks and toying pie faces. MJF is getting mad now! Joe HEADBUTTS, and MJF just glares at him! Joe SLAPS MJF, then CLUBS him! MJF fires off forearms!

Joe puts MJF in the corner, but MJF dodges to CLAW the back, and bump Joe off buckles again and again and again! Fans count all the way to TEN! MJF goes up to then rain down fists! Fans count all the way to nine, because then MJF BITES Joe’s head!! The ref reprimands, Joe shoves MJF away, but MJF backflips and lands perfectly!! MJF has New York all fired up as he takes the kangaroo stance! KANGAROO KICK!! Joe flops out of the ring, MJF kips up and shakes the ropes! Fans are thunderous but MJF stops because his neck bothers him again. The chants of “M J F! M J F!” gets MJF back to his feet!

MJF pounds the mat, fans rally, and MJF builds speed! No doubts this time, MJF DIVE into a GAMANGIRI! Joe goes up to get MJF on the apron, fireman’s carry, APRON DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!! Joe then laughs as he watches MJF down on the floor! Joe drags MJF up while fans boo, and Joe puts MJF in the ring. Cover, TWO!! MJF is still in this and the fans are thunderous again! Joe is amused, but also rather frustrated. Joe goes out, and he brings out a TABLE! Fans are torn but they do love tables! Joe puts that table against railing, then drags MJF out of the ring! The ref reprimands but Joe brings MJF over.

Joe clinches, and URENAGES MJF through the table!! The ref reprimands, fans boo, but Joe just laughs again. Joe drags MJF up out of the wreckage, puts him back in the ring, and covers, TWO?!?!? MJF survives and the fans are thunderous again! Joe nods, he might even respect the fighting spirit. But now he pulls padding off the concrete floor!! Joe drags MJF out of the ring again, the ref reprimands, and they go to the bare floor! But MJF fights free, to BITE Joe’s leg!! Fans fire up as MJF lets off that, to reel Joe in! But MJF’s neck won’t let him lift Joe! Joe kicks MJF, reels him back in, and gets him up to PILEDRIVER to the concrete!!!

Fans are losing their minds and the ref freaks out! The medics check MJF but Joe just has an evil smile on his face! Joe looms over MJF but the ref has him back off. Joe doesn’t care, he SWATS and BOOTS medics and security! Joe drags MJF up and into the ring! Joe figures he can pay the finds once he has two champ checks! Cover, TWO!??!?! Joe is stunned!! Devil or not, MJF is not human!! Joe drags MJF up, and he says MJF better give up or else. MJF SPITS in Joe’s face! So Joe DECKS MJF!! Joe then drags MJF back to his feet, runs, and LARI- NO, MJF slips through, reels Joe in, and manages a POWERBOMB?!?! Cover, TWO!!!!

The fans are electric as both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Joe and MJF stir! Joe sits up, as does MJF. They stand, and Joe CHOPS! Joe runs, but MJF ROCKS him with a forearm! Joe CHOPS, but MJF seethes to forearm! They go shot for shot, MJF SUPERKICKS! Joe ROCKS MJF! And again, and again, and again! Joe runs one more time, but MJF gets around to a SLEEPER! But Joe gets around, to a COQUINA! MJF grabs at the ref, and then LOW BLOW MULE KICKS in the distraction!! Fans fire up as MJF gets away from Joe. MJF then gets his Dynamite Diamond Ring out! MJF gives it a kiss and puts it on the pinkie!

MJF runs in, but Joe puts the ref in the way! The ref sees the diamond ring and confiscates it! Then Joe LOW BLOWS MJF!! Joe puts MJF up top, tuck shim in, MUSCLE BUSTER!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! HOW?!?!? Joe can’t even explain it!! The fans are volcanic as Joe drags MJF back up, into a SLEEPER!! MJF flails, reaches out, but Joe is leaning on him! The hand falls once! But wait! Here comes Adam Cole!! Cole coaches MJF on but the hand falls twice! Cole pounds the mat, fans rally up even harder, and MJF comes back to life!! MJF fights up and again Joe can’t explain it! MJF stands to BITE the arm!!

Joe lets go, MJF victory rolls! TWO!! MJF hurries to have a SLEEPER of his own!! Joe fights up, and he RAMS MJF into a corner! The ref had to bail out to avoid the impact! Cole distracts Joe on the apron, MJF undoes some wrist tape, and MJF CHOKES Joe with the wrist tape garrote!!! MJF hides it inside the sleeper!! The ref revives, MJF has Joe in body scissors!! The ref checks, Joe is OUT! MJF wins!!

Winner: MJF, by submission (still AEW World Champion)

MJF hides the evidence in his armpit, but then it falls out as the ref raises his hand in victory! MJF keeps the ref distracted and Cole takes care of truly hiding the evidence. MJF and Cole hug to celebrate, Cole had MJF’s back in the end. But Joe knows it, and he shoves Cole! MJF gets in the way to keep this from getting worse. Joe snarls, but he offers a handshake? MJF is wary, he knows all the tricks in the book, but fans want to see it. MJF takes the handshake, and there is now respect instead of a grudge. Will the One True King of Wrestling Television have to settle for defending his one crown?

As for the brochachos, they stand together with all their belts! The medics still check with MJF, that neck has to be killing him. With both the AEW World Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship around his waist, how long can MJF keep this up?

My Thoughts:

An awesome Dynamite for Grand Slam 2023, with the right balance of action and talking. A little surprised they didn’t open with the International Championship, but the Winner Takes All match was a great choice all the same. The right choice was made here with Eddie winning the ROH World Championship. Claudio doesn’t have to worry about going to ROH tapings when he only did so rarely, and Eddie can go back and forth between ROH and NJPW Strong, just as I’ve been saying since this match was teased. Then speaking of the International Championship, it was awesome stuff, but clearly, there was something along the lines of a concussion there with Moxley. Fenix wasn’t supposed to win, but winning the title given the injury makes sense. And hopefully Moxley is alright.

Jericho VS Sammy was great, and it was very surprising that Jericho won clean. But in the end, that’s because Sammy was gonna turn on him and join Don Callis! I like that Daniel Garcia’s part in this story is to now be the one member of the former JAS that left Jericho behind, who might now return to his side. Garcia VS Guevara is going to be great stuff, and at least there’s now more than two people in the Don Callis Family. Still waiting on Kota Ibushi responding to Don & Konosuke claiming they’re gonna end his career.

Really good promo from Christian Cage & Luchasaurus, but uh, isn’t having a TNT Championship match on Collision after the Rampage tag match a little too soon? Though, given Christian is only making such a match so he and Luchasaurus can beat down Darby and one of them still has the title is definitely more TV programming than PPV programming. Then maybe Darby gets a proper title rematch at WrestleDream to add another hometown wrestler to the card. The ROH World Six Man Tag Championships being the Rampage main event is great for the building story of Swerve VS Hangman, and might actually give Mogul Embassy a chance to retain.

Great title match from Saraya VS Storm, with great character work and references back to the previous matches. But as such, of course Ruby helps Saraya retain, and who knows where Storm goes from here. Good promo to set up the Tag Team Fatal 4 Way, but I still feel The Kingdom wins that to then challenge MJF & Cole. Great promo from The Kingdom with Roddy and Cole, and how that tied into Cole not being around for most of MJF VS Joe. Good promos from MJF and Joe, too, and we got a PPV worthy title match. MJF has now reached that Eddie Guerrero level where he can cheat and do Heel things but is still Face because the fans love him. As such, MJF wins, and it is great to see Joe show him respect.

Joe will still have plenty to do with his ROH TV title, and now I think AEW really commits to how Roddy & The Kingdom will get in between MJF & Cole, take those tag titles, and then MJF VS Cole Round 3 happens at like Full Gear to settle things once and for all.

My Score: 9/10

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