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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (8/17/23)

Will The Boys become men?

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ROH Wrestling 2023

Will the Tate Twins take the fight to Samoa Joe?

While Samoa Joe is preparing to defend his ROH World Television Champion, he looks to thwart the threat of Dalton Castle…’s BOYS! Will Brandon & Brent come through for The Peacock?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Gravity VS Gringo Loco; Gravity wins.
  • Pure Rules Match: Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Silas Young; Woods wins.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship Proving Ground: Athena VS Brittany J; Athena wins and denies Brittany J a title opportunity.
  • Samoa Joe & Stokely Hathaway VS “The Boys” Brandon & Brent Tate; Joe & Stokely win.
  • The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana VS Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels; The Gates of Agony win.
  • Madison Rayne VS Dani Mo; Rayne wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Isaiah Broner, Lord Crewe & Corey Calhoun; The Dark Order wins.
  • Cole Karter VS Griff Garrison; Cole wins.
  • Billie Starkz VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Billie wins.
  • Lee Moriarty & The Workhorsemen VS Lee Johnson, Action Andretti & Darius Martin; Johnson, Action & Darius win.
  • Trish Adora VS Lady Frost; Frost wins.
  • Leyla Hirsch VS Rachael Ellering; Leyla wins.
  • Dalton Castle VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon; Castle wins.
  • Tony Nese w/ Ari Daivari VS Metalik; Metalik wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Gravity VS Gringo Loco!

The Astronaut of Lucha may not be going after Samoa Joe’s ROH World Television Championship, but he can still climb the ladder in the rankings. But the same can be said for the Crazy White Guy he’s facing tonight. Who will fly higher and reach that next level?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the two circle, and fans rally up for both luchadores. They tie up, Gravity waistlocks but Gringo switches to ripcord and wrench, then he chinbars to spin and arm-drag! Gravity gets up, dodges, elbows and runs, to roll and arm-drag back! Fans fire up and Gravity runs in. Gringo puts him on the corner but Gravity FLYING RANAS! Fans stay fired up as Gravity keeps going and he Arabian Press arm-drags, but Gravity handsprings through! Fans cheer as the two stand off. Then they rush in, Gravity trips Gringo and then PLANKING SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Both men get up, Gravity dodges, blocks, but Gringo blocks a kick!

Gringo flips Gravity but he lands on his feet to arm-drag again! Gravity kips up and fans cheer the slow-motion space walk. Gringo is annoyed, fans still rally for him, and he CHOPS Gravity down! Gringo mocks the space walk, drags Gravity up and whips him to a corner. Gravity boots back, Gringo rolls back, Gravity runs in but into a trophy lift! Then FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Gringo drags Gravity around and ties up the legs. Gringo has the deathlock then he grabs Gravity’s arm, to BITE the fingers! The ref reprimands but Gringo shifts into a modified Bow ‘n’ Arrow! Gravity endures so Gringo lets off.

Gringo drags Gravity up and fans rally. Gringo CHOPS Gravity back down, then tells the fans, “Lemme hear ya!” Fans fire up and Gringo drags Gravity up. Gringo brings Gravity around to a corner and CHOPS him! Gringo whips corner to corner, Gravity goes up and flips, then catches Gringo for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Gringo is still in this and fans rally up. Gravity goes up the corner, but Gringo SHOVES him down to the floor! Fans rally, Gringo climbs, and he jumps up to the top rope to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up! Gringo grins and he drags Gravity back up into the ring. Cover, TWO!

Gringo is annoyed but he keeps after Gravity. Gringo drags Gravity to a drop zone, fans fire up and Gringo goes up. Gringo’s feeling it, BEST SWANTON EVER! Cover, TWO!! Gravity survives that jump-and-turn senton but Gringo keeps after him. Gringo pulls at the mask to put Gravity in a corner, and he CHOPS! Gringo goes corner to corner and back again, but into a BOOT! And then another! Gravity eggs Gringo on, puts him on the apron, and DECKS him! Fans fire up as Gravity runs at the corner, to tumble up and to the corner, to LEAP FROG FLYING RANA!! Fans are thunderous for that, and Gravity space walks away.

Gravity brings Gringo up, snapmares him and sets him down. Gravity goes up the ramp, runs down, handsprings off the apron to IMPLODER PLANCHA! Fans fire up and Gravity puts Gringo back in the ring. Gravity then puts Gringo in a drop zone and he stomps Gringo to space walk. Gravity then headstands on the corner again, another IMPLODER PLANCHA! Cover, TWO! Gravity is frustrated but he just resets on the corner. Gravity goes way up, to 450- NO, he has to bail out as Gringo moves! Gravity runs in, into a STANDING SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO! Gringo hurries to whip Gravity but Gravity rolls to SUNSET BOMB!

It wasn’t the cleanest and both men end up down on the mat. Fans rally up as the standing count starts. Gringo and Gravity each crawl to corners, and they run in to DOUBLE LARIAT! Both men stay up, Gravity runs in but is put on the apron. Gringo ROCKS Gravity, then says he’s gonna kill him!? Gringo goes up but Gravity ROCKS him and GAMANGIRIS! Gravity goes up but Gringo CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Gringo stands on the very top, but Gravity joins him! They fight for control, and Gringo has a SUPER SPINNING RACK BOMB!!! Fans lose their minds, Gringo crawls to a cover, TWO!!! Gravity survives!?

Gringo is stunned as he sees Gravity crawling away from this crash landing. Gringo puts Gravity in a corner, Electric Chair Lifts him to the top, and CLUBS him on the back. Gringo then goes outside to climb from the apron. Gringo slashes his throat, but Gravity grabs Gringo for a fireman’s carry! SUPER SAMON DROP! Gravity hurries right up top, to SUPER PLANKING SPLASH!! Cover, Gravity wins!

Winner: Gravity, by pinfall

The Astronaut wins big, and he’s reaching for the stars! Will he bring down some gold when he returns to Earth? Gringo shows Gravity respect with the Code of Honor handshake, what will it take for Gringo to get going in his own right?

 

Pure Rules Match: Josh Woods VS Silas Young!

The Technical Beast wants to get the goods back, and so he is parting ways with the Varsity Athletes, though keeping Smart Mark Sterling as his manager. And now he faces his old tag team partner in the Last Real Man! Will Woods show Silas that he isn’t the last real man? Or will Silas show Woods who really has the goods?

Our judges for this match are Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Jacobs & Pat Buck. The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and we’re on the clock. The two circle, feel out a grapple, go around and clinch, then Woods headlocks. Silas powers out, drops, but Woods is ready and he headlocks again. Silas tries to power out but Woods throws knees. Silas waistlocks, Woods switches and spins Silas to scoop but Silas slips free. Silas fireman’s carries, Woods slips free and shoves Silas. Silas avoids the spinning powerslam, but Woods avoids the arm-drag, and Silas handsprings up. Fans cheer and Silas mockingly applauds.

Silas and Woods reset, Silas wants another handshake, but Woods leaves him hanging to smooth his hand through his hair. Woods grins but Silas applauds that. The two tie up again, go around, and Woods waistlocks. Fans rally, Silas wrenches but Woods spins to hammerlock. Silas spins, wrenches, and hammerlocks, but Woods spins to hammerlock back. Silas moves around, spins but Woods spins him around and around and around! Silas drop toeholds, Woods grabs ropes! That’s his first ropebreak! Silas got the better of Woods there but we’re only two minutes in. Silas rubs it in, though, and then returns the hand-through-hair.

Woods and Silas circle, Woods gets an ankle pick and trips Silas! Woods spins Silas and waistlocks, keeps with him as he tries to get away, and the two stand for a SLAM by Woods! Woods scuffs Silas a bit, giving Silas a bit of his own medicine. Fans boo but Woods brings Silas up. Silas wrenches, Woods wrenches, repeat! They go back and forth, Silas has the knuckle lock but Woods powers up. Silas twists the wrist again, but Woods spins, waistlocks and powers Silas to a corner. O’Conner Roll, CHAOS- NO, Silas victory rolls it! TWO, and Woods has the legs, but Silas pushes back! TWO, and Silas wrenches to wrangle Woods!

Woods fights up, moves around, and he powers the armlock onto Silas. Silas powers it onto Woods, and they go back and forth on armlock control. We pass four minutes, Silas tries to wrangle Woods but he whips. Silas reverses but Woods brings Silas along to HOTSHOT him! Fans cheer and Woods blows kisses, then storms back in on Silas. Woods hammerlocks and RAMS Silas’ arm into buckles! Silas sputters, Woods brings him up and around, to CLUB the arm! Woods hammerlocks to RAM Silas again! Silas sits down, Woods drags him back up, and he’s after that arm. Woods steps over to ARM TWIST!

Silas writhes but Woods pushes him to a cover, TWO! Woods keeps the arm, stands on it, and he stomps the elbow! And again! And again! Woods stomps a mudhole into that arm! Fans boo as Woods lets off, and Silas bails out to the apron. Woods drags Silas up, but Silas HOTSHOTS him back! Woods staggers, but he KICKS the bad arm! Silas hobbles while clutching the arm, and Woods hammerlocks it. Silas blocks the buckle bump to elbow Woods away! Woods grins and runs back in but only gets buckles! Woods keeps after Silas, Silas rolls him up! TWO, but Silas trips Woods to a jackknife bridge, TWO!

Woods stands, Silas wrenches and whips but Woods reverses. Silas goes up and sunset flips, TWO! Woods stands, into a headlock takeover! Woods headscissors, Silas kips free, and he hits another takeover! Another headscissor, another kip, another takeover! Woods ROCKS Silas with a closed fist! That’s his one freebie, and Woods suplexes to CORNER ANARCHY!! Cover, Woods wins!

Winner: Josh Woods, by pinfall

“Twisted Woods” is a fitting name for that move, because this is a twisted Josh Woods, using everything he learned from Silas, both good and bad, to get the win. And he still gives Silas the Code of Honor handshake. Will Woods continue to bend the rules if it means he breaks back into the title scene?

 

Maria Kanellis-Bennett speaks.

“You don’t have to have real power to have real power. In all my years in this business, I’ve realized that sometimes, power in name is not as powerful as power of influence. Been doing this for 19 years, broken bones, I’ve messed up my neck. Starved, been homeless, spent time away from my kids, fought my husband’s addictions. But still, this business, the wrestling business, continues to ask for more. Here in ROH, I built a Kingdom. But now, I’ve been scouting for an army to protect that Kingdom, to protect my legacy. Because if this business is gonna continue to ask me to sacrifice, it’s gonna have meaning.

“And as far as Leyla is concerned-” Leyla walks in and asks what about her? What about her? When she came back, she did Maria a favor. Maria gave her money and Leyla took it. But since then, Leyla’s been running through this division. And yet Maria is scouting her? For what? Maria got Leyla a match last week, it was a breeze. So the question is, what does Maria think she can give or do for Leyla that she can’t do for herself? Opportunity. Leyla, you asked for more competition, she got it against Rachael Ellering. Good luck. Then about damn time. Will the LEGIT One be able to trump the Queen of Strong Smile?

 

ROH Women’s World Championship Proving Ground: Athena VS Brittany J!

Speaking of running through this division, the Fallen Goddess is practically untouchable as she continues her ROH win streak. But will she continue to be spotless on her show? Or will the #SadHooligan cheer up by getting a golden opportunity?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and fans rally up as the two circle. Then Athena pushes past Brittany to get the fans to fire up. But Brittany rolls her up! ONE, but Brittany Oklahoma Rolls! ONE, and Athena swings! Brittany dodges and dodges then ROCKS Athena! Brittany talks some trash and says Athena’s finally getting real competition! Athena says yeah right, and she storms up, only for Brittany to dump her out! Fans fire up for Brittany and she goes to the apron. Brittany runs up but Athena blocks to YANK Brittany right down! Athena paces around Brittany, drags her up, and SWINGS her into railing!

Athena gets all fired up and asks where’s a rap for her! HUH!? Willow gets a rap, where’s one for her?! She gets right in Ian Riccaboni’s face even! Athena goes back to get Brittany up and into the ring. Athena grins as she brings Brittany up, but Brittan ROCKS her again! And again! Brittany runs, tilt-o-whirl and rana, but Athena handsprings through! Things keep moving, Athena POP-UP POWERBOMBS Brittany! Then rolls her to her feet, to DECK her! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (denies Brittany J a title match)

And that’s a wrap! Athena’s glare becomes a grin, and she celebrates. But then the RENEGADES attack!? Well, Athena did go after them both last week on her way to almost beating down Billie Starkz, so now they’re going after her in return! Fans boo as Charlette & Robyn beat Athena down, but she fights her way up! Fans fire up but Athena gets thrown! But wait, speaking of Billie, here she comes! Billie is returning the favor on the sorta save last week, but the Renegades slip away. Charlette will have no choice but to fight Billie later tonight, will Billie go 2-0 against these twisted sisters?

Billie helps Athena but Athena shoves her away! Athena storms off and Billie asks what’s her problem. Is the Fallen Goddess gonna have to learn about respect one way or another?

 

Samoa Joe & Stokely Hathaway VS “The Boys” Brandon & Brent Tate!

The King of Wrestling Television knows Shane Taylor is coming for the title, as is The Peacock. But in an attempt to prove a point to everyone, he and “Big Boss Stoke” look to take down Castle’s pawns. Will Joe & Stokely be a dominant force? Or will this be more like Joe + Stoke: a joke?

Stokely has a mic, and he has it all stop! “Give it up for one of the greatest ROH World Television Champions of all time!” Fans do cheer for Joe, and Stokely says Joe wanted to send a message to Castle and his little Boys. He could’ve teamed with anyone backstage, but he chose the Ruff Rider of ROH, #BigStoke! RUHRUHRUHRUH!! Fans bark along, and Stoke says since Joe is the best of all time, Stoke will be here on the apron if he needs him. Respect. Fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE! JOE!” as he keeps the Code of Honor with The Boys. The Boys then sort out, and then attack Joe together!

Fans fire up as the bell rings, and Joe shoves The Boys back to run them both over! Fans fire up and Brent flops out of the ring. Joe drags Brandon up, CHPOS him right down, and Stokely laughs at him. Joe puts Brandon in the corner, fires off JAB after JAB but lets off as the ref counts. Joe tags in Stokely?! Stokely is wary, it’s not like he’s all that much bigger than Brandon. Stokely runs, wheelbarrows, and arm-drags!? Fans fire up as Stokely shows what he can do! Stokely is fired up, he runs in, but Brandon dodges! Stokely hits nothing but buckles, Brandon ROCKS him with a right, then he tags in Brent.

Brandon whips, he drops and Brent hurdles, then back the other way for Brandon to DROPKICK Stokely! Fans fire up and Brent covers, TWO! Brent keeps on Stokely but Stokely JAWBREAKERS! Stokely ROCKS Brent, grins and suplexes, but Brent fights that to snap suplex Stokely! Tag to Brandon for a slingshot SENTON! Fans cheer and Brandon brings Stokely around. Stokely claims something is hurting and the ref checks him. Joe CLOBBERS Brandon behind the ref’s back! Stokely then crawls to tag Joe, and Joe runs up to LARIAT Brandon! Brent runs in but Joe LARIATS him, too!

Joe JABS and JABS and JABS Brandon until he sits down, then he runs in to back elbow and PELE! Brandon falls, Joe back elbows and PELES Brent! Brent falls, Joe drags him up, and fans rally up. Joe puts Brent in a corner, then puts him up top, and tucks him in! But then Stokely says he feels okay! Joe says okay, he HEADBUTTS Brent and drags him down! Stokely goes up, leaps, but Joe moves Brent away! Stokely belly flops, and then Joe puts the COQUINA CLUTCH on Brent! Brent taps, Joe & Stokely win!

Winners: Samoa Joe & Stokely Hathaway, by submission

Stokely looks to be out cold this time, and Joe leaves him be. Will Joe be ready for Shane Taylor’s challenge? Will he have to worry about Dalton Castle coming back for revenge? And for that matter, what of Joe’s challenge to CM Punk? Perhaps the answers to these and more, next time on ROH!

 

Backstage interview with Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is with the young star and asks her about what is going on with her and Athena. Billie will be completely honest, she has no idea what is going on with her and “this crazy woman.” Billie tries to help Athena and- Oh, she wants to talk about crazy? The Renegades walk in and Charlette says, “Wait until you get a load of this double trouble coming your way.” Robyn also wants to talk about their deal with Athena. They put the champ down on the mat, easy, breezy, beautiful, without breaking a sweat. And Billie’s next. Oh is that so? Robyn keeps things from going down now. They’ll handle the Care Bear later. The Renegades head out, will they end the night on top?

 

The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana VS Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels!

The mouth of the Mogul Embassy is back safe and sound after a run-in with Sting, but Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun are no longer spotless in the year 2023 after facing Darby Allin & Nick Wayne. Will they rebound here tonight? Or will the Third Eye Reborn and Fallen Angel be adding on to their miseries?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though with tension. The teams sort out and fans fire up for Daniels as he circles with Liona. Nana talks trash on Daniels, he and Liona approach then Daniels gets around to a waistlock. But Liona throws Daniels right off! They reset, Daniels makes sure he has dry hands, and the two circle again. They tie up, Daniels gets around to waistlock then headlock, and he grinds the hold. But Liona lifts Daniels up! Daniels holds onto the headlock but Liona powers out, then runs Daniels over! Nana cheers but fans boo as Liona looms over Daniels. Liona bumps Daniels off buckles then tags in Kaun.

Kaun stomps Daniels, CLUBS him, then ROCKS him with a right. Kaun throws body shots and forearms against ropes, but the fans rally for Daniels. Kaun whips, Daniels slides under and then drop toeholds! Fans fire up as Daniels hurries to tag in Sydal! Daniels scoop SLAMS Kaun, Sydal scoop SLAMS Daniels on Kaun! Then STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, ONE!! Sydal keeps on Kaun with a facelock but Kaun pushes him away. Sydal KICKS the leg, KICKS it again, “One more!” But then he QUESTION MARK KICKS! Tag to Daniels, they double whip Kaun, and then drop toehold and basement dropkick!

Fans fire up and Daniels drags Kaun back up. Daniels puts Kaun in a corner, RAMS into him, and RAMS him again! Daniels CHOPS, fans fire up for that, and Daniels says one more! CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” but Kaun turns it around! Only for Daniels to dodge, and CHOP again! Daniels whips, Kaun reverses but he runs into a BOOT! Daniels then dodges Kaun, clinches, but Kaun throws elbows! Liona CLOBBERS Daniels from the ropes! The ref reprimands, Kaun covers, ROPEBREAK! Kaun CHOKES Daniels, then brings him up. Tag to Liona, and Kaun CHOPS! Liona RAMS into Daniels, Kaun CLUBS him, repeat!

The fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Nana likes what he sees! The Gates let off at 4, Liona scoops Daniels to SLAM! Then he runs to FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, TWO! Liona clamps onto Daniels and fishhooks Daniels’ face! Fans rally, Liona lets off and he stalks Daniels to ropes. Liona tags Kaun, the Gates stomp mudholes into Daniels, then Kaun whips Daniels into the corner. Kaun sits Daniels in the corner facing buckles, tag to Liona, and DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Kaun holds on so Liona can ELBOW DROP! Cover, Sydal breaks it! Liona TOSSES Sydal out, then he storms back to Daniels.

Liona stands on Daniels’ hand, then stomps the arm! Tag to Kaun as Nana laughs. The Gates drag Daniels up to mug him, and Kaun ROCKS Daniels with a forearm! And then DECKS him! Kaun fishhooks Daniels’ nose, runs, then slides into the chinlock! Fans rally for Daniels and Daniels fights up to throw elbows! Daniels runs, but Kaun clinches to IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Kaun drags Daniels over, tag to Liona, and Liona steps on Daniels on his way to run, SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Liona is frustrated with the ref, as is Nana, but the ref says it was all fair! Liona drags Daniels up to a BEARHUG!

Fans rally as Daniels endures, and Daniels throws elbows! Daniels then BITES Liona’s forehead! Fans fire up, Nana protests, but Linoa runs in. Liona only gets buckles, and then a COMPLETE SHOT! Hot tag to Sydal! The Gates rush in as Sydal goes up, and Sydal leaps over Liona to METEORA Kaun! Then Sydal SUPERKICKS Liona, goes Matrix to avoid the lariat, and JUMP KNEES! Liona comes back, catches the wheel kick, but Sydal sunset flips! Liona HIP DROPS but flops as Sydal moves! Sydal runs to SHINING WIZARD! Fans fire up with Sydal and he BUZZSAWS! Cover, ONE?!?! And with mustard, too!

Sydal BUZZSAWS again, but then Kaun ROCKS Sydal! The ref reprimands, the Gates double whip but Sydal KICKS Liona, dodges Kaun, sends him into Liona, dodges again, but Liona CLUBS Sydal! DOUBLE LARIAT SANDWICH! Cover, Daniels breaks it! Fans fire up as the ROH icons are hanging in there. But Kaun tags back in, he and Liona get Sydal up, but Sydal slips free of the Gates to then dodge them, hot tag to Daniels! Daniels fires off CHOPS on both Kaun and Liona, back and forth, but Kaun kicks low! The Gates double whip, but Daniels reverses to send Kaun away. Kaun comes back but Daniels dodges, the LARIAT sends Liona out of the ring!

Daniels kicks Kaun low and underhooks! ANGEL’S WINGS!! Cover, but Liona breaks it! Sydal CLUBS Liona again and again, but Liona fireman’s carries! SAMOAN DROP! Liona runs in, DISCUS LARIAT for Daniels! Nana says to finish this, and Kaun fireman’s carries, to the GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, the Gates win!

Winners: The Gates of Agony, by pinfall

Still unstoppable in ROH, Nana cheers his guys on. Will nothing stop the Mogul Embassy from running ROH?

 

Madison Rayne VS Dani Mo!

The Queen Bee returns to ROH, and wouldn’t you know? We get an Ohio VS Michigan rivalry match here as #DinoMite makes her ROH TV debut! Will Dani rain on Madison’s parade? Or will the hometown hero have a victorious homecoming?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the two circle, and fans rally up. They tie up, Dani wrenches and wristlocks but Madison rolls, breaks the grip, and wrenches back. Madison hammerlocks but Dani elbows free! Dani waistlocks but Madison bucks the O’Conner. Dani eggs Madison on, Madison runs in, but Dani gets around to hook the arms and backslide! ONE, Madison dodges to roll Dani up, ONE! Madison trips Dani to jackknife bridge, and it’s deep! TWO! Dani staggers up, Madison whips but Dani reverses. Dani runs in at the corner, into a BOOT! Dani comes back, Madison slips out to the apron, but Dani blocks buckle bump to give buckle bump!

Fans boo Dani but she storms up on Madison. Dani ROCKS Madison, ELBOWS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Dani snapmares Madison to then cartwheel and KNEE! Cover, TWO! Dani keeps her cool but fans boo. Dani drags Madison up, brings her around, and fireman’s carries. Madison fights out, then ENZGURIS! Madison eggs Dani on now, CHOPS and ROCKS and repeat! Dani staggers, Madison runs back in and spins her, cravat KNEE SMASH, then a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Madison wrenches Dani to reel her in, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Dani is still in this but Madison is still on her.

Madison dragon sleepers, but Dani pulls hair! Fans boo and the ref reprimands but Dani wrenches to ROCK Madison! And KICK! And CHOP! And then feint high, to KICK low! Madison drops to a knee, but she avoids the next kick to knee Dani in the back! Dragon sleeper, CROSS RAYNE! Cover, Madison wins!

Winner: Madison Rayne, by pinfall

Columbus cheers Ohio’s queen, will she look to once again be a women’s world champion?

 

Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Isaiah Broner, Lord Crewe & Corey Calhoun!

Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver continue to put out the call for everyone to #JoinDarkOrder or get out of the way. But will they give their opponents a choice tonight?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the trios sort out, and Uno is right in Isaiah’s face. The bell rings, Uno nods and pats Isaiah on the shoulder, before he SLAPS him! Fans fire up, and Uno CHOPS! And bumps Isaiah off buckles! And CHPOS and stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Uno lets off but he’s all fired up! Fans cheer but Isaiah CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS back! But Uno throat chops! And regular CHOPS! And again! And then he DECKS Isaiah! Tag to Reynolds, and they both run to BLAST Crewe & Calhoun! Uno SPLASHES Isaiah and then feeds him to Reynolds’ LARIAT! Fans fire up with the Dark Order as Reynolds rain down fists!

Reynolds fires up and storms around. Reynolds drags Isaiah up, but Isaiah scoops! Reynolds slips off to CHOP BLOCK! Then DOUBLE STOMP! Isaiah sputters and Reynolds scuffs his sole off Isaiah’s face. Tag to Silver and fans fire up for the Meat Man! Silver sits Isaiah up to KICK! Fans chant “JOHNNY HUNGY!” and Silver flexes. Silver KICKS, then runs to PENALTY KICK! “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Cocky cover, ONE! Silver bumps Isaiah off boots! Tag to Uno, and he runs in to CHOP! Uno drags Isaiah up to snap suplex! Tag back to Reynolds and he drags Isaiah around, to KNEE DROP on the head! And again!

Reynolds taunts Isaiah while standing on his face and doing the #JoinDarkOrder hand. But then wait, is that Stu Grayson? Is the Righteous not done with The Dark Order? Reynolds asks what Stu’s doing out here, and Silver says the Dark Order already kicked his ass. But wait, Isaiah tags in Calhoun! Calhoun runs up to roll Reynolds up! ONE!! POP-UP KNEE from Reynolds! Calhoun falls over, tag to Uno, then tag to Silver. The Dark Order see Crewe running in, send him into the corner, and that starts up the WOMBO COMBO! GAMANGIRI, ROLLING ELBOW, ENZIGURI, STUNNER and BOOT to GERMAN SUPLEX! Ooh, Wombo Combo Plus!

Fans fire up for the Dark Order and they get Calhoun up. PENDULUM BOMB! Cover, The Dark Order wins!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

Calhoun finds himself in the #DarkerRealm, but Uno does shake his hand for the Code of Honor. Stu is watching with… a proud smile? We know The Righteous wanted to unleash this fury within the team, and then Silver PUNTS Isaiah in the head! Stu likes that even more! He applauds and says “Good job!” Will there be another chapter between the Dark Order and The Righteous? Will wrestlers #JoinDarkOrder just to avoid being victims?

 

Claudio Castagnoli speaks.

“I hear the whispers. I see the writing. ‘Where’s the world champion? Why’s he not on the show? Does he not care?’ Well, I do care. And I am here. Just because you don’t see me doesn’t mean I’m not watching, doesn’t mean I’m not scouting, doesn’t mean I’m not training, doesn’t mean I’m not taking this seriously. Eddie Kingston, I told you you’re not worthy. Mark Briscoe, I told you you’re not ready. Pac, bastard, I told you you’d pay for this. You just didn’t know how dearly.

“See, when I won this ROH World Championship a little bit over a year ago, it was my first world championship. And I was so proud. I loved it. It’s an achievement after 20+ years of wrestling. And I thought, ‘I love ROH. I love wrestling. I’m gonna be the best champion possible.’ Then I lost it to Chris Jericho, and he didn’t give a damn about ROH. He couldn’t care less. Then I beat him and became two-time champion. But I learned something from him. I wasn’t as naïve as I was before. I wasn’t going in all bushy-tailed and bright-eyed, or whatever the saying is. I was going in knowing that I had a job. A simple job.

“Don’t get me wrong. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. Because what it meant was let go of the thing you love. Now, what is it that you love? What is it that you worked your whole life for? What is it that you left everything for? Imagine having to let that go, having to let that die, to take the next step. Because I had to realize, for all the passion and love I have for wrestling, it was nothing but a burden. It was my job to be the ROH World Champion and to keep people like Eddie Kingston, like Mark Briscoe, and like Pac and so many of you on this roster  away from this!

“Because there’s not many people on this world that can do what I can do. There’s not many people that can wrestle in Blood & Guts, and then two days later, defend this championship like nothing happened. There’s not many people that can take a 48-hour-plus travel to Japan, have 30 seconds to get ready, and then take on three of the best wrestlers in the world, and take them to their limit. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying this to brag. I’m not saying this to get a pat on my shoulder. No. I know what I’m capable of, and I know what’s asked of me. And sometimes, when I think about that me, it frightens me.

“Because I know what I have to do to hold onto this. And if you step in the ring with me… I’m in the Blackpool Combat Club. I’ve stepped in the ring with my friends, and I’ve stepped in the ring with my enemies. I’ve stepped in the ring with people I respected, and I’ve stepped in the ring with people I don’t respect. And there’s only one thing, and that is competition. And at the end of the day, for me, you may think it’s sad, but it’s a relief for me. I have no personal attachment. This is just a job. But not just any job, it’s my job. And I am really, really, really good at my job! So if you want to take this from me, you simply have to be better than me. Good luck.”

The Swiss Cyborg has spoken, will anyone ever be able to dethrone him again?

 

Cole Karter VS Griff Garrison!

The diamond in the rough has the eye of the First Lady of Wrestling, wanting to prove he’s worth his weight in gold. But will he be able to outshine the Ivy League MVP? Or will Griff drop the dime on Cole?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Griff waistlocks and he SLAMS Cole down! Cole fights up and RAMS Griff to a corner, the ref counts, and Cole lets off. But Griff avoids the cheap shot! Then he CHOPS! Griff CHOPS again, but then Cole throat chops! Cole CLUBS Griff, whips, but Griff reverses. Griff hurdles, drops then hip tosses hard! Cole staggers up, into a BOOT! Cole goes to a corner, Griff runs in to STINGER SPLASH! And then facelock to a suplex, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Cole survives and fans rally up for Griff. Griff watches from the corner, Cole stands, and then Cole scrambles away!

Griff storms up on Cole, Cole YANKS him into buckles! Cole runs in to DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Cole keeps cool and he drags Griff up. Cole whips and ELBOWS Griff down, then soaks up the heat. Cole says they know he’s good, and he clamps on a chinlock. Griff endures the knee in his back and fans rally up. Griff fights up, pries the hold open, and he body shots hard! And forearms hard, too! Griff fires shots, whips, but Cole reverses to POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Griff toughs it out but Cole keeps his cool. Cole goes up a corner to soak up more heat and points to fans. Cole goes back to Griff, snap suplexes, then struts around.

Fans boo as Cole blows kisses to the camera. Cole drags Griff up, reels him in, and then he snap suplexes again! Cole just keeps soaking up the heat and he goes back to Griff. Cole reels Griff in a third time, grins, but Griff fights the third to cradle! TWO!! Cole escapes, Griff ROLLING ELBOWS!! Fans are thunderous for Griff and he fires up again! Griff brings Cole up, torture racks, but Cole claws his face! Cole then LEG LARIATS! Griff wobbles and Cole reels him in, Canadian Rack to a AK47! Cole isn’t done there, though, he reels Griff in to Canadian Rack, CLIFFHANGER DDT! Cover, Cole wins!

Winner: Cole Karter, by pinfall

Maria appears now, strutting down the ramp. Cole claps and waves hi. She whispers something to him, and he nods. Cole shows Griff respect with the Code of Honor, then pats him on the shoulder. Then Cole follows Maria to the back. Is Cole going to join The Kingdom’s army to protect their territory?

 

Billie Starkz VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade!

We saw these young stars get at each other earlier tonight, both in the ring and in the back, but now they’re going to have it out! The Prodigy of Honor shocked quite a few people by beating Robyn, will she surprise the rest by going two for two? Or will the Renegades ruin the win streak before it begins?

The Code of Honor is upheld, but then Charlette DECKS Billie right at the bell! Charlette rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Charlette drags Billie up to a fireman’s carry. Billie fights with elbows and is free, then taunts Charlette. Charlette runs in, Billie gets around but Charlette holds ropes! Charlette elbows Billie, then dodges the dropkick! Billie slips out to the floor where Robyn waits to distract her. Billie talks trash with Robyn, and Charlette DIVES to take Billie down! A rough landing on the ramp but Charlette puts Billie in. Billie swings but Charlette TACKLES her! Charlette gives more ground ‘n’ pound!

Charlette then turns Billie over, and puts her in a CAMEL CLUTCH! But she fishhooks Billie’s nose! The ref reprimands, Charlette lets go and feels gross for having touched Billie’s nostrils. Charlette storms up to put Billie in a corner, and RAM her with a shoulder! The ref counts, Charlette lets off, and Billie ELBOWS her! And BOOTS her! Billie kicks but Charlette blocks, and Charlette throws the feet away, only for Billie to JUMP KICK in return! Billie then goes up top, but Charlette distracts the ref and Robyn anchors Billie’s foot! Charlette then storms up on Billie, the ref reprimands Robyn, but Charlette SUPERPLEXES!

Roll through! But Billie GHOSTBUSTERS!? Cover, TWO!! Charlette survives Billie turning things around and fans rally up. Billie smacks Charlette off the mat and she goes to the apron. But Robyn is there, so Billie BOOTS her! Billie goes up the corner, Robyn reaches into the ring, the ref reprimands but Robyn still drags Charlette out of the way, and Billie Swanton Bomb FLOPS on the mat! Billie writhes, the ref reprimands Robyn, but Charlette fireman’s carries! LANDSLIDE!! Cover, TWO!??! Billie survives and shocks the Renegades! Charlette drags Billie up, runs, but Billie back elbows! KNEE LIFT! LARIAT!!

Billie rolls Charlette through to get her up, tuck and C R 2!! Cover, BILLIE WINS!

Winner: Billie Starkz, by pinfall

And Robyn CLOBBERS her for it! Robyn stomps away on Billie for beating her and her sister, but here comes ATHENA! She SPEARS Robyn! Fans are thunderous, Charlette goes after Athena and they scrap! Billie staggers up, Athena ROCKS Charlette and Billie ROCKS Robyn! They brawl with the Renegades, Billie ROCKS Robyn and BOOTS Charlette! Athena glares at Billie, but then ROCKS Robyn! Athena TOSSES Robyn out and the Renegades are in retreat! Athena then stares Billie down, and Billie is a bit wary. But then Athena steps forward, the two nod, and they both build speed! DOUBLE TOPE takes out the Renegades at the ramp!

Fans fire up and Athena gives Billie a bit of a shove. But they seem united on this front. Athena holds up the belt, then tells Billie to tie up with her? Is this an impromptu match? Billie offers a handshake first, Code of Honor and all. Fans chant “SHAKE HER HAND! SHAKE HER HAND!” Athena leaves Billie hanging! “C’mon, minion, let’s go!” What? Athena is saying Billie’s her sidekick or something? Is this her backhanded way of showing Billie respect? Billie follows her anyway, will the Prodigy soon have a shot at the Fallen Goddess’ gold?

 

Backstage interview with The Varsity Athletes.

Lexi Nair is with Tony Nese & Ari Daivari, the latter doing jumping jacks right now, and brings up that week after week, Nese tries to get fans to participate in group training. What exactly is he trying to achieve here? Daivari stops doing jumping jacks as Nese asks Lexi if she’s ever even looked around at the audiences in the arenas they go to. Has she looked out and seen these supposed pro-wrestling fans? Everyone talks about making wrestling better, but he is worried about making the fans better! Into premier athletes like him and Daivari. But every time he tries, he gets interrupted! ROH management assures him every single week that he has the floor, and yet he gets interrupted!

But Mark Sterling, being the great lawyer he is, assures us that this week, Nese finally has the floor. Have you seen the health statistics of North Carolina? It is staggeringly depressing. These people need him. So tonight, North Carolina is finally having a full group training session the fans need badly! And Lexi, you better show up, you need it, too. The Varsity Athletes head out, will they really get through the full set tonight?

 

Lee Moriarty & The Workhorsemen VS Lee Johnson, Action Andretti & Darius Martin!

#TAIGASTYLE joins forces with JD Drake & Anthony Henry in a rare Six Man Tag outing for him, and against Big Shotty, The Sight to See, and the Air Wolf! Who will establish themselves as a new force in the ROH Trios Division?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the teams sort out, and we get Lee starting with Lee! Moriarty and Johnson circle, tie up, and Moriarty waistlocks but Johnson switches but then Moriarty goes for an arm but then Johnson slips away! Fans cheer this already fast and furious technical showdown. The two reset, circle, and feel out a knuckle lock. Moriarty breaks, wrenches, spins around and trips Johnson to have the armlock. Moriarty drags Johnson up, Johnson rolls through but Moriarty whips, only for Johnson to reverse. Moriarty goes up and over, things speed up, and Moriarty ducks, Johnson hurdles, and Johnson DROPKICKS!

Fans fire up and Johnson arm-drags! Johnson has the armlock, grinds the shoulder, then stands Moriarty up. Johnson brings him over, tag to Darius. Darius goes up and he DOUBLE STOMPS Moriarty’s arm! Darius wrenches, tags Action, and they double whip Moriarty. Moriarty KICKS Action, whips Darius but Darius reverses. Moriarty goes out, BOOTS in, but slingshots into an atomic drop! Action clotheslines Moriarty up and out! Henry runs in but is sent out, and then Action HANDSPRING HEEL KICKS him down! JD runs in, into a CHOP, KICK, double snapmare and then KICK and basement DROPKICK!

Fans fire up, Moriarty returns but into a DOUBLE HIP TOSS! Action gets help from Darius, HIP TOSS SENTON! Cover, TWO! Action drags Moriarty up, brings him over, and tags in Johnson. They mug Moriarty, Johnson keeps him from the Workhorsemen, then CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Johnson whips, Moriarty reverses and Henry gets a cheap shot in! Johnson DECKS Henry for that, ELBOWS Moriarty, but then Moriarty distracts the ref so JD can CLOBBER Johnson! Moriarty tags JD and JD slingshot SENTONS! Henry BLASTS Action, SPLASHES Johnson, and feeds him to the SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

JD is annoyed with the ref but he keeps on Johnson. JD pulls on Johnson’s ear, ROCKS him with a forearm, then puts him in the corner. JD CHOPS Johnson and he almost falls over! Tag to Moriarty, he drags Johnson up to knee low. And knee again! And then SNAP HALF HATCH! Bridging cover, TWO, but Moriarty keeps on Johnson. Moriarty bumps Johnson off Henry’s boot, then tags Henry in. The Saint of Augusta snapmares to PENALTY KICK Johnson on the back! Johnson writhes, Henry taunts Action & Darius, then KICKS Johnson in the chest! And again! And then Henry eggs “Big Shotty,” so Johnson CHOPS!

Henry fires off fast hands and he fisherman’s, but Johnson slips free! Duck down, hot tags to Moriarty and Action! Action dodges Moriarty to ROCK JD and GAMANGIRI Henry! SNAKE EYES for Moriarty, to a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Action kips up, fans fire up, and Action DIVES to take out Henry! Fans fire up more as Action goes back up, springboards in, but has to roll through as Moriarty moves! Moriarty runs in, but into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, Henry DOUBLE STOMPS it apart! Darius runs in, Henry whips him away but Darius holds ropes. Darius BOOTS Henry into Action’s SHOTGUN that sends him back into a GERMAN SUPLEX from Darius!

Fans fire up but JD storms in. JD LARIATS Darius but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges and hops up to SPINNING- NO, JD denies the rana to run and SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Darius survives but JD tags Henry. They get Action up but he BOOTS Henry away and slips free of JD’s grip. Henry ROUNDHOUSES, they reset, ASSISTED POP-UP BOMB! Cover, but Johnson breaks it! Moriarty runs in, spins Johnson around, HAMMERLOCK NECKBREAKER! And then Moriarty swings on Darius but gets a GAMANGIRI for it! And a STEP-IN COMPLETE SHOT! JD gets Darius for a butterfly to SILENCER!

But Action springboards, FLYING CHUCK on JD! Henry rolls Action up with tights, TWO!! Action ducks a kick, torture racks, but Henry slips off! Henry CLUBS, O’Conner Rolls, but Action turns it around and bridges through! Action’s team wins!!

Winners: Lee Johnson, Action Andretti & Darius Martin, by pinfall

In the blink of an eye, Action turns the tables and takes the victory! Will he, Darius & Johnson climb up to a trios championship shot just as fast?

 

Backstage interview with Athena.

Lexi is with the AEW Women’s World Champion and Athena says, “What’s up, bestie?” But then she also has Billie join in. Athena has them both around the shoulders and says this is a special occasion. She has her bestie and her loyal follower here. For all of Billie’s faithful service to the “Forever Champion” of the ROH Women’s Division, Athena will give Billie a number. She will be Minion 400,237 and 3/4ths. Um, Athena, that’s not what’s important right now. What about the Renegades? What about them? Billie has an idea! Next week, Athena & Billie VS The Renegades in a tag team match!

Athena says no no no no no. Billie does not think. Athena does the thinking, Athena does the fighting, that is why Athena is the champion! Bestie, tell her! Uh… What Athena says goes. Good. They’ll talk about this later, but chop chop, Minion, you’re driving her to the mall! Billie says she’s not a minion! But she still follows Athena anyway. But Billie put it out there, will management decide to team them up against Robyn & Charlette?

 

Trish Adora VS Lady Frost!

The Afro-Punk looks to fire up towards the title, but the Coolest Wrestler You’ll Ever Meet wants to end the heatwave. Will Adora march right up the rankings? Or will Frost put her and the rest of this division on ice?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Adora wrenches to wristlock, but Frost uses ropes to flip through and she wrenches back. Adora wrenches back, suplexes, but Frost turns it to a cradle! TWO, and Adora storms up. Frost wrenches, arm-drags to a cover, ONE! Adora Oklahoma Rolls, ONE! Both women go for facelocks but Adora hits the takedown to a cover, ONE! The two stand off and fans cheer. They approach, Frost waistlocks but Adora switches to then ripcord and whip. Frost goes up and over and handsprings, then comes back, but into only buckles! Adora RONDHOUSES, then snapmares.

Adora has Frost’s arms and stands over her for a deep motorcycle stretch. Then Adora doe the splits to sit on Frost for an even deeper motorcycle stretch! Fans cheer as Adora bounces on Frost, then turns her over to another kind of cradle, TWO! Frost goes to the apron and Adora shrugs. Adora asks what’s up, then runs in. She avoids the shoulder to KNEE Frost down! Adora then runs side to side but Frost avoids the dropkick! Adora tumbles out of the ring, but she sees Frost on the apron. Frost handsprings over the sweep, but Adora blocks the kick! Adora throws Frost but Frost flips through! And then CANNONBALLS to take Adora down!

Fans fire up with Frost and she shows she can twerk! Frost puts Adora in the ring, covers, TWO! Frost keeps cool and she storms up on Adora. Adora ROCKS Frost, then POLISH HAMMERS! And BACKHANDS! And BOOTS! Then CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up with Adora and she brings Frost up. BASEMENT GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO! Frost escapes but Adora storms back up on her. Adora drags Frost up, reels her in, and hoists her up onto the top rope, for a LONDON TOWER! Cover, TWO!! Frost survives and Adora grows frustrated. Fans rally behind Adora as she pumps up that arm.

Adora aims at Frost as she rises, but Frost ducks the lariat to roll Adora up! Cover, TWO! Frost spins, SCREW HIGH KICK! Adora flops down, Frost puts her in a drop zone! Frost goes up, fans fire up, FROSTBITE! Cover, Frost wins!

Winner: Lady Frost, by pinfall

Adora tried to melt Frost but ended up with a cold snap! Frost shows Adora respect with the Code of Honor, will Frost prove she is worthy of bringing this cold to the gold?

 

Backstage interview with Kiera Hogan.

Lexi says Kiera has had quite a run in both AEW and ROH, but it would seem she was watching Frost during that match. Does she want to say something to her? Kiera says Lexi is right, she has had a good run in AEW and ROH, including multiple matches with ROH Women’s World Champion, Athena. Which in their last match, a Street Fight, she held her own, though ultimately losing. So she’s gonna put it to Lady Frost like this. When you put fire against ice, fire always comes out on top. And The Hottest Flame plans on putting that icy b*tch in her place. And that’s all, PERIODT! Kiera heads out, is she going to blaze a trail to the top?

 

Leyla Hirsch VS Rachael Ellering!

The First Lady of Wrestling said this was Leyla’s opportunity to prove herself against some legit competition and Leyla is all for it. But will winning here mean anything towards Leyla joining The Kingdom’s army? Or will this just be Leyla stepping up and over another opponent on her way to the top?

The Code of Honor is not upheld as Leyla kicks Rachael’s hand away. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Rachael headlocks, but Leyla powers out and trips her up at the same time! Then waistlock and gator roll, the two fight up, and Rachael switches out to scoop and SLAM! Fans fire up, Rachael runs to SENTON! Rachael drags Leyla up to CHOP her! And CHOP again! And again! MACHINE GUN CHOPS, then Rachael runs, btu Leyla dodges! Leyla slips around, sunset flips, but Rachael rolls through, and Leyla KICKS the arm! Leyla wrenches and WRINGS that arm, then she boots Rachael down.

Leyla grabs the arm to SLAM it on the mat, and then again! Leyla drops elbows on the arm, then looms over Rachael. Rachael sits up, Leyla KICKS the arm again! Leyla grabs at the arm, CLUBS it, hammerlocks it, then RAMS Rachael right into buckles! Leyla drags Rachael out to a FUJIWARA, but Rachael clasps hands! Fans rally, Rachael rolls this to a cover, TWO! Leyla holds onto the arm, still wants the Fujiwara, but Rachael resists. Leyla settles on just a standard armlock to grind that shoulder, but fans rally up. Rachael fights up, rolls, but that puts her in the LEGIT ARMBAR!! Rachael hurries to push through to a stack! ONE as Leyla shifts!

Rachael deadlifts Leyla, but Leyla lets go! Rachael still WRINGS Leyla out, and SLIDING BOOTS! Fans fire up and Rachael goes to a corner. Leyla runs in, but Rachael BOOTS her away! Rachael runs to UPPERCUT Leyla down! And then she THROWS Leyla down! Rachael drags Leyla up, fisherman’, AOI SHODOU!! Cover, TWO!! Leyla survives and fans rally up for Rachael. Rachael shakes out the bad arm, grimaces as she drags Leyla up, and she CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Leyla CLUBS Rachael back! Rachael ROCKS Leyla, whips her corner to corner, but Leyla goes up and over and piggybacks for a SLEEPER!

Rachael fights but the bad arm makes that tricky! Leyla turns this into an IRON OCTOPUS!! Rachael fries free, throws Leyla away, but Leyla comes back! Into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO into ghost pin! TWO!! LEGIT ARMBAR!! Rachael taps, Leyla wins!

Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission

Rachael gave Leyla a fight, but Leyla still found a way to win! She is LEGIT, but is she going to stand with The Kingdom? Or will she stand on her own when she takes that women’s title?

 

Dalton Castle w/ “The Baby Chicks” VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon!

The Peacock saw his Boys put up a valiant effort against Samoa Joe, and technically Stokely, too… But now, Castle is in action to prove he is the uncrowned and rightful king of wrestling television! Will this get ugly for Pretty Peter?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the two circle. Castle says he’s gonna set the ring on fire! Fans fire up for that, but Avalon tries to calm Castle down with a swivel of the hops. But Castle gets in his face and says you don’t do that! Do that again and he’ll rip your face off! Avalon is taken aback, but the two tie up. They clinch, Castle puts Avalon in a corner, and then he lets off. Avalon shoves Castle, so Castle shoots in to waistlock and SLAM! Fans fire up as Castle waistlocks again. Castle squeezes tight with a bearhug but Avalon fights up. Avalon RAMS Castle into buckles, the ref counts, and the two let off. But Avalon gets a cheap shot in!

Avalon and Castle reset, Castle ankle picks to a gator roll to a rear mount. Avalon fights up, switches, headlocks, goes up the corner, TORNADO TAKEOVER! But Castle rolls it to get free, only for Avalon to DROPKICK Castle! Fans fire up, Avalon runs in, but Castle Alabama Lifts! Avalon kicks free to avoid Bangarang, then he BOOTS Castle away! Avalon runs in, but Castle clinches to T-BONE SUPLEX! Fans fire up and Castle runs to JUMP KNEE in the corner! Clothesline, whip and Alabama Lift! BANGARANG! Cover, Castle wins!

Winner: Dalton Castle, by pinfall

Castle says you wanna collude against him, ignore him? He’s the greatest thing ROH has! He’ll win so many Emmys and break so many hearts! Will Castle return to the ROH World Television Championship and dethrone Samoa Joe?

 

Backstage interview with Shane Taylor.

Speaking of the ROH World Television Championship, Lexi is with the #1 Contender and says that last week, he won the Contender Eliminator Tournament. How does he feel going into this match-up? Shane says it’s been six years. Six years that Shane was the man in ROH. The most dominant ROH TV Champion of all time. The most dominant ROH World Six Man Champion of all time, as CEO and captain of the most dominant crew of all time, Shane Taylor Promotions. Is she seeing the pattern here? Yes, she sees it.

Shane continues to say that no matter what he did to establish himself here, all anyone wanted to talk about was the old guard. Claudio, Danielson, Punk, Joe! Now, there was nothing he could do about it back then, because he couldn’t fight them then. But he can fight them all now. Signed, sealed and delivered, Samoa Joe VS Shane Taylor for the ROH World TV Championship! A fight that not only has the crowd hyped, but even the pros! Shane tells Joe that he better worried. Shane isn’t gonna try and pin Joe, or submit Joe. He’s gonna beat him down and knock him out! Shane puts Joe to sleep, takes back HIS ROH World TV Championship and back to making HIS history and solidifying HIS legacy, getting back to being Big Bad Shane T, the baddest man you’ve ever seen.

Shane has said all he needs to say, will his fists do the rest of the talking when he finally gets to throw down with Samoa Joe?

 

Tony Nese w/ Ari Daivari VS Metalik!

The Premier Athlete said he’d get his moment tonight, but he still has a match scheduled with the King of Ropes. Daivari hands the mic over and Nese tells North Carolina that normally, he likes to start things off with a joke to loosen things up, but he saw the statistics of this state, looking at their physical health, and there is nothing funny about it. In fact, it’s rather disgusting. It seems they’d rather eat their cookout or drink their terrible wine instead of actually putting something healthy like a vegetable int heir mouths! Fans cheer that, and Nese tells them that since he is a personal trainer, and every time he tries this, he gets interrupted, he had Sterling take care of things.

Nese now has the assurance of ROH management that tonight, we are finally going to have a GROUP TRAINING SESSION! Everyone, stand up on your feet! Stand up, you fat people, and start stretching! Reach up as high as you can! Let those armpits breath! But then someone walks out saying, “Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony.” Jerry Lynn is back! And he says that while he has no idea what that ambulance chaser, Mark Sterling, has told Tony, but Tony doesn’t just get to cancel matches and ruining our nights with a bogus cash grab. Tony Khan is fed up with it, too, so here is someone Nese should be familiar with. A blast from the past, so to speak.

The King of the Ropes makes his entrance and fans fire up! It’s time to see who is the better wrestler under 205, live!

The Code of Honor is not upheld as Nese just refuses. The bell rings, the two tie up, and Nese headlocks. Metalik throws body shots, powers out, but Nese runs him over! Nese does jumping jacks, Daivari joins in, and Nese kicks Metalik around. Things speed up, Metalik hurdles, Nese leaps over, then Metalik ducks ‘n’ dodges and handspring arm-drags! Fans fire up, Metalik runs in but Nese dodges. Metalik BOOTS back, goes up to BOOT again, then tightrope walks to FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans fire up as Nese bails out! Fans rally, Metalik builds speed, and he fakes Nese out with the handspring!

Metalik flexes on Nese and fans cheer but Nese tells them to shut up. Metalik does jumping jacks, Nese runs in but Metalik dodges to mule kick! Nese sputters, Metalik eggs him on, then Metalik runs. But Nese distracts the ref and Daivari hooks Metalik’s foot! Nese then runs in to slide and trip Metalik! Then drags him out to dump on the floor! Fans boo but Daivari applauds. Nese drags Metalik up, puts him in, and stomps him around. Nese looms over Metalik, stomps him more, then mocks the fans who keep jeering. Nese drags Metalik up but Metalik fires body shots! Nese knees low, whips, but Metalik sunset flips!

Nese rolls through, SOBAT! Cover, TWO! Metalik is tougher than that but Nese is still frustrated. Nese drags Metalik up to put him on the top rope, and then in a Tree of Woe. Nese soaks up the heat, goes corner to corner, but then sits down to do AB CRUNCH KICKS! Fans boo, Daivari does his best ab crunches on the apron, and Nese lets off. He says that’s how you get the eight pack. Nese dumps Metalik down out of the Tree, and then he steps on Metalik. Cocky cover, TWO! Nese stomps Metalik again, then puts on the body scissor squeeze! Metalik endures, but Nese CHOPS him! Fans rally, Metalik fights around, and throws elbows!

Nese lets Metalik go but then goes to a rear bearhug! Metalik endures again, fights up to his feet, and fans rally as Metalik throws elbows. Metalik CHOPS, but Nese throws him out! Metalik GAMANGIRIS Nese, BOOTS Daivari, then jumps over Nese’s slide to ASAI MOONSAULT at the ramp! Both men are down and fans fire up! Metalik holds his foot, the spot that hit Nese right in the head. Nese crawls over and drags himself into the ring. Metalik hobbles up to the apron, goes up the corner, and Metalik CROSSBODIES! Metalik bounces off the cover, but he counter punches and CHOPS! Metalik whips, Nese reverses and runs in, into a BOOT!

Metalik runs, SLING-DOG! Fans fire up, Metalik goes up and along the ropes, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Metalik is a bit surprised, but he drags Nese up. Metalik fireman’s carries, but Nese fights free! Nese waistlocks, Metalik throws elbows! Metalik roars, runs, but Nese ROCKS him with a left! Nese reels Metalik in, to SITOUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Metalik survives and fans fire up! Nese drags Metalik up, fireman’s carries, but Metalik fights with elbows again! Metalik puts Nese in a corner, Nese blocks a boto and schoolboys Metalik into buckles! Metalik is down. Nese runs side to side, but Metalik is up?! SUPERKICK!!

Fireman’s carry, METALIK DRIVER!! Cover, METALIK WINS!!

Winner: Metalik, by pinfall

grand win for Metalik, and he humbles the Premier Athlete here tonight! But will Metalik bring the fiesta to the champions of ROH? Will Nese give up on group training to focus on wrestling?


My Thoughts:

A pretty good episode of ROH here, though a rather bloated two hours and 14 minutes. All good matches but quite a few unadvertised ones that were honestly filler. Gravity VS Gringo Loco, Gates of Agony VS Sydal & Daniels, Madison Rayne VS Dani Mo, and the Six Man of Moriarty & Workhorsemen VS Johnson, Action & Darius. Though, I suppose Madison returning to ROH is the point of that one, as was the “getting back on track” nature of Gates of Agony winning. I do appreciate that they made Adora VS Frost into something a bit more meaningful with Kiera Hogan calling out Frost. I’m honestly surprised we haven’t gotten Kiera VS Frost before this, and that should be a good match.

A little surprised at what was the main event, too. Nese VS Metalik was really good stuff, given their history from WWE 205 Live and NXT, but again, Nese having a backstage promo was redundant when he says the same stuff in front of the fans. And also, left hand not knowing what right hand doing, they spoiled Metalik’s appearance by giving us the match graphic when it was supposed to be treated as a surprise. I really hope Nese stops with the group training gag, it isn’t going to go anywhere, and his character is even self-aware that people show up just to interrupt it. We got a great look at Woods being serious again in that really good Pure Rules match with Silas, maybe we get something like that from Daivari & Nese next.

Good Six Man of Dark Order squashing those jobbers, and it ended up meaning something when Stu Grayson showed up to apparently show his approval. But, didn’t we get that in the post Death Before Dishonor promo? What really needs to happen next is the Dark Order actually getting new members since they’re supposed to be looking to rebuild their numbers. Heck, The Kingdom is adding as Maria is recruiting to this “army” she mentioned. She’s got Cole Karter hook, line and sinker after he had a good win over Griff. And Leyla had a good match with Rachael Ellering, but I feel like Leyla’s gonna be defiant about joining up in any capacity, even if Maria were to somehow get her a title match.

And speaking of the title, great stuff from Athena, Billie and the Renegades. Athena is definitely being some kinda two-faced with making Billie into a “minion.” It could be a case of “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” Athena knows Billie is good, but instead of making her an enemy and having multiple matches with her a la Willow Nightingale and Kiera Hogan, she’ll keep Billie under her thumb by pretending she’s taking Billie under her wing. But at the same time, the tag match idea felt like the right move. Billie & Athena will surely win, and then we’ll see if Athena VS Billie happens for some important episode down the line.

For that matter, same should happen for Samoa Joe VS Shane Taylor. Great promo from Shane, he is going to have a great match with Joe, but probably after we get past All In and All Out in the next few weeks. Dalton Castle VS Peter Avalon was also good, and not really filler since Castle called out Joe again. And while Joe & Stokely VS The Boys was of course going to go Joe’s way, it was pretty funny how Stokely actually got into the action. It wasn’t necessarily a strong match so I can see why it wasn’t the main event, but c’mon, it’s still Samoa Joe, and it helps create synergy between ROH and AEW.

Claudio had a really good promo of his own, though it felt maybe a line or two longer than it needed to. He probably could’ve trimmed it down around the “it frightens me” part, saving some of those other good lines he used for another promo later. I do wonder who they have planned for his next challenge as he made it seem like he’s moved past Eddie Kingston for now. Even though clearly he hasn’t because that’s what All In is setting up with the 6v6 Stadium Stampede match.

My Score: 8.4/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/15/24)

Happy Anniversary, Collision!

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

AEW Collision turns one year old tonight, and to “celebrate,” Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo battle under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! What won’t these two do to settle the score?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK; The BCC wins.
  • No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo; Deonna wins.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle; Hechicero wins.
  • TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin; Dante wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry; Kyle wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black; The House wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage speaks.

“Welcome to Collision. Welcome to the one year anniversary of Collision. That’s right, it’s been 365 days since I singlehandedly put this show on the map when I won the TNT Championship int he very first episode, and went on a run with the TNT Championship that will never, ever be seen again. Now in the spirit of Christian Cage’s Collision, tonight, I guarantee you will see why AEW is where the best wrestle. And in the spirit of usual unpredictability, on the eve of the most important holiday of the year, Father’s Day, I guarantee you, Christian Cage’s Collision is going to end up being… very special.” Just what does The Patriarch have in mind for “his” show?

 

8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK!

Jon Moxley is still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Wheeler Yuta is still ROH Pure Champion, and both Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli are still bad, bad men! The BCC is looking to still be the baddest group around, but will they be rolling on towards Forbidden Door? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions prove they’re just a little bit badder?

The teams sort out and The American Dragon starts against Lio. The fans rally for “B C C! B C C!” as Bryan and Lio circle. They feel things out, Lio ducks the roundhouse but Bryan blocks a kick! Bryan gets a SLEEPER, but Lio slips under to waistlock. Bryan switches, shoves, but Lio redirects! Bryan gets under the heel kick and the fans fire up for the standoff! Lio and Bryan reset, feel things out again, and knuckle lock. Bryan kicks low, brings Lio around to UPPERCUT, then UPPERCUTS again. Bryan whips, Lio reverses to then go up and RANA! Bryan gets up, but Lio runs to wheelbarrow. Bryan powers Lio to the corner, Yuta tags in!

The fans fire up for Yuta but Lio dodges to whip. Yuta whips, Lio reverses, Yuta goes up and over. Lio handsprings under ot kick and ENZIGIRI! Lio brings Yuta over, tag to Rocky, but Yuta gets loose. Rocky and Yuta trade forearms, the fans fire up, and then the CHOPS fly! CHOP after CHOP after CHOP and the fans fire up more! Yuta fires a flurry of forearms, then whips. Rocky slides under, kicks, Yuta ducks the enzigiri but not the HEEL KICK! Yuta rewinds to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta floats to a facelock, tags Claudio, and the fans cheer as the Swiss Superman kicks low.

Claudio brings Rocky around to CHOP! Claudio whips, Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges to jump up and RANA! Tag to Mikey Nicholls but Shane Haste jumps in, too! Shane BLASTS the BCC corner while Mikey whips Claudio to a corner. Mikey runs in to clothesline! Feed to Shane’s UPPERCUT and snapmare, then Mikey SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Mikey keeps on Claudio and tags Shane. TMDK double whip but Claudio crisscrosses them! Then he runs to DOUBLE BULLDOG! The fans fire up with Claudio and he tags Bryan. Bryan goes up, Shane stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Bryan as Shane tumbles to a corner!

Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going but Shane FLYING ELBOWS! Shane storms around, goes after Bryan, but Bryan drags him into the LEBELL LCOK! Shanes’ team runs in but BCC intercepts! Moxley & Yuta TOSS out Mikey and Lio, but Claudio has Rocky in a COBRA TWIST! Shane endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go while The BCC keeps beating on Mikey, Lio & Rocky! Moxley makes Rocky sit on the railing, Claudio BOOTS him down! Bryan KICKS Shane again and again, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up to BUZZ_ NO, Shane ducks to shove Bryan! Mikey trips Bryan, Shane basement dropkicks!

Mikey spins Bryan around to UPPERCUT! The ref reprimands, The BCC storms up, and Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone back off, but Rocky gets cheap shots on Bryan! The ref reprimands, Rocky backs off, and Shane drags Bryan in to stomp him down. Shane drags Bryan up, cravats, then tags in Lio. They mug Bryan, and Lio fires off at the ropes! Tag to Rocky, he adds on with KICKS! Rocky stomps Bryan down, tags Mikey, and they mug Bryan some. Mikey then CHOKES Bryan on the ropes! The ref counts, Mikey lets off, and Bryan sputters as he reaches out. Mikey drags Bryan up to tag in Rocky, and the mugging continues! The ref has to keep The BCC back and that lets the whole team beat up on Bryan!

Rocky taunts Yuta, goes back to Bryan, and brings Bryan around to snapmare. Rocky clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Bryan endures, fights up, but Rocky becomes a backpack! Bryan still reaches out, steps forward, but Rocky lets go to whip Bryan to a corner! Collision returns to single picture, Rocky runs up to clothesline! Rocky keeps going, TWO-EVER! Then THREE-EVER! Rocky hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top. Rocky swivels them hips, but Bryan grabs Rocky for a SUPER ATOMIC DROP! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Rocky and Bryan crawl, hot tag to Shane and he BLASTS BCC!

Shane whips Bryan to a corner runs up, but Bryan dodges, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio BLASTS Lio, UPPERCUTRS Mikey, then UPPERCUTS Shane! Claudio fires off fast hands at the ropes, the ref backs him up, but Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! The fans fire up, Claudio whips, and he back drops Shane hard! Claudio just keeps going, he UPPERCUTS Rocky on the outside! Claudio brings a chair around the way, sets it up, and then uses it to LAUNCH into Mikey! Claudio then returns to the ring, runs up and DOUBLE STOMPS Shane! The fans fire up and Claudio gets the legs! But Mikey gets in to LARIAT Claudio down!

The fans boo but Yuta DROPKICKS Mikey! Mikey tumbles out, Yuta DIVES onto him, but is THROWN into railing! Shane fireman’s carries Claudio, but Moxley’s in to CUTTER! Moxley shouts to Claudio and Claudio rises up! The fans are thunderous for the hot tag! Moxley gives Mikey a CUTTER! Moxley then runs in to clothesline at the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner, for another clothesline! Moxley goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along as fast as they can, Moxley goes right to TEN, then he reels Mikey in! Stalling PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! But Moxley clamps on with the SLEEPER!

Mikey fights up, pries free and elbows Moxley. Moxley BOOTS back! Mikey rebounds, Moxley dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Lio tags in and he goes up! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley’s not done yet and Lio is shocked! Lio says no, now it’s time! Lio goes up top again, for another FINAL- NO, Moxley moves and Lio rolls through! Moxley BOOTS Lio down! Then Moxley underhooks, for PARADIGM- NO, Lio slips out! TMDK is in, URENAGE BOMB!! Bryan runs in, but into the scoop! Bryan slips free, shoves Mikey into Shane, then BUSAIKU KNEE! Shane DROPKICSK Bryan!

Yuta gives Shane an OLYMPIC SLAM! Rocky hits SLICED BREAD! Claudio SPINEBUSTERS for the GIANT SWING! Azucar goes around and around and around, and the fans count to TEN, but Claudio just picks up speed! Claudio TOSSES Rocky at 15! Lio leaps on for a SLEEPER! Claudio powers Lio around to TOSS into the DEATH RIDER!! Cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

The BCC defend homefield in AEW, and we’re just two weeks away from Forbidden Door! Moxley then gets the mic to say, “Tetsuya Naito of NJPW is a survivor, but The Forbidden Door is the final conflict. This is it. This is your last chance. I’m not coming to beat you,  Naito. I’m not coming to defend the IWGP Championship. I’m coming to Forbidden Door to put an end to Tetsuya Naito once and for all! Naito, I’m coning to Forbidden Door to finish you, to finish your career, to put you in a pine box, to put you in the ground, and to BURY your ass once and for all!!” A powerful ultimatum with still two weeks to go, will the Maniac also be the man that retires Naito?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Youngstown, Ohio, please welcome The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn! The fans fire up as Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass make their way to the ring. Schiavone lets Caster have the mic, and he says usually the Acclaimed comes out here with a rap, some punchlines, but tonight, if you didn’t see, but the “love” EVPs, the Young F’s…! Well, those guys issued a $5 THOUSAND FINE on them for disparaging company executives!? There was a tweet about it! Seems these EVPs are outta touch with the fans! Youngstown confirms!

Caster says the fans don’t want a couple of women’s business suit wearing a-holes! They want Platinum Max roasting everyone! They want Bowens & Billy hitting the scissor fingers, and you bet they want The Acclaimed to become the NEW AEW World Tag team Champions! And if Bowens was The Bucks, he wouldn’t focus the pettiness on raps and tweets, but on the fact that they will be face to face with The Acclaimed for the first time in four years. And this isn’t the same team they faced before in 2020. They are not an upstart! They have the same exact accolades as The Bucks do! Scissor King, Platinum Max, FORMER AEW World Tag Team Champions, FORMER AEW World Trios Champions, the WINNINGEST team in the history of AEW!!

And all they have to get the titles back is beat The Bucks twice. So do your worst! FINE them, but all they want is to get those titles back, get this company back, and prove that EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! In fact, forget fines! Take those fines, stick ’em up your virgin asses, because everyone here is gonna kick it old school for you! YO! YO! YO! LISTEN~! But then someone says NOOOO~! And it’s Brandon Cutler! He tells The Acclaimed to listen! This one year anniversary of Collision is to be a night of praise for the EVPs! They’ve carried this show since day one! But these limp noodles use their public platform to disparage!

So if they want a fine? FINE! Here’s a $10 THOUSAND fine! Then it’ll be $15- Christopher Daniels comes out here to stop Cutler. The Acclaimed had Daniels’ back, so here’s some good news. Tony Khan has REVERSED the fines, they get their money back! And Cutler, we don’t need to hear any more from you. But Cutler shows his clipboard to Daniels. Daniels SMACKS Cutler with the clipboard! Then DECKS him with his fist! Daniels TOSSES Cutler in for The Acclaimed to handle! They trip him up, hold him open, and Bowens goes up to say, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS~! Cutler crawls away in shame, but will The Bucks make sure The Acclaimed pay for that on Wednesday?

 

No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

La Mera Mera tried to be an ally to The Virtuosa against their common enemy, but the only thing they had in common was that they wanted to be the one to take down Toni Storm. That made them into enemies, and it has escalated to this! With nothing holding these two back, who stops at nothing to make sure the other regrets ever showing up in AEW?

Deonna doesn’t wait, she attacks while Rosa’s on the corner! The bell rings and Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe. Deonna runs in, but Rosa sits up! Deonna slides out of the ring, and Rosa CROSSBODIES down onto her! Rosa fires off hands, then POSTS Deonna! The fans rally behind Rosa and she CHOPS Deonna against the apron. Rosa SMACKS Deonna off the steel steps, then off them again, and then again! Rosa stands on Deonna, Deonna pushes her away, and Rosa starts bringing out stuff from under the ring! A chain, a trash can, and the lid! Rosa SMACKS Deonna with the lid! And then pushes the lid into Deonna with a boot!

The fans want tables but Rosa runs up first. Deonna dodges, Rosa dropkicks the steps! Deonna drags Rosa up, puts an arm between steps and post, then BOOTS the steps! Rosa falls back, clutching the elbow! Deonna snarls, goes looking under the ring, and she brings out a kendo stick! Deonna throws that all the way over the ring, but she gets some chairs. Deonna wedges a chair in a corner, then gets Rosa up. Rosa reverses the whip but Deonna stops herself! Deonna kicks and whips, but Rosa stops. Rosa ELBOWS Deonna, fireman’s carries, then DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO! Deonna stays in this but Rosa goes looking for more!

Rosa brings out a TABLE! Youngstown cheers as Rosa gets that big thing up, only for Deonna to DROPKICK it into her! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Deonna drags the table up for herself, and she puts that in the ring. Deonna drags Rosa up, wrenches, then kicks Rosa. Deonna hammerlocks an arm before she POSTS Rosa! And then she hammerlocks and POSTS Rosa again! Rosa clutches the side of her face, but there’s no blood, yet. Deonna gets Rosa in the ring, then drags her over to snapmare by the table. Deonna steps over Rosa to trap the arms, then turns her over so she can dribble Rosa’s head onto the wood! Deonna lets off and Rosa flops over. Cover, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Deonna keeps her cool as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and the two fight over a chair. Deonna JAMS Rosa up, takes a swing, but Rosa dodges! Rosa BOOTS the chair into Deonna! Then Rosa grabs the chair to JAM Deonna, and SMACK her on the back! And SMACK her again! Rosa brings Deonna around, fireman’s carries, and SAMOAN DROPS her on the folded table! Cover, TWO! Deonna is still in this but Rosa drags her around to put in a corner. Rosa hoists Deonna up top, goes up after her, but Deonna fights with body shots! Rosa CLUBS Deonna in return, but Deonna slips under! Rosa rains down fists, so Deonna YANKS her into the buckle! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Rosa falls into the Tree of Woe, Deonna runs up and this time, she RAMS into Rosa! Rosa falls out of the Tree, Deonna covers, TWO!! Rosa survives that Spear of Woe or whatever you’d call it, and the fans rally up. Deonna drags Rosa up, slashes her throat, and then Gotch lifts, but Rosa fights that! Rosa wrenches out to FULL METAL DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives hitting steel but Rosa won’t let up. Rosa brings Deonna over to a corner, and puts the trash can around her! The fans cheer as Rosa stomps away on Deonna! Deonna sits down, Rosa grabs the table and she brings that around. The fans cheer as it’s finally set up!

Rosa SMACKS the can with the chain! Then Rosa finishes setting the table up, to use it as a ramp! FLYING SHOTGUN into the trash can!! The fans are thunderous for that unique use of a table, and then Rosa covers Deonna, TWO!?!? Deonna survives the savage innovation, but Rosa won’t give up just yet. Rosa completely stands the table up now, but Deonna has a chair! She slide sit at Rosa, the table falls over, but Rosa JAMS Deonna up with it! Rosa reels Deonna in, underhooks, but Deonna fights the package to wrench out! Deonna reels Rosa in, for a KNEELING PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Rosa lives and Deonna is stunned!

Deonna clamps onto the arm, FUJIWARA! Rosa reaches out, but ends up in the VENUS DE MILO!!! Rosa reaches with her legs, but Deonna HAMMERS away on her head! Deonna rolls past Rosa to then look around on the outside. She LOW BLOWS a staff member!? Just to CLOBBER Rosa with his camera!!! Deonna shows no mercy to anyone, and she puts Rosa in the ropes! MOTORCYCLE STRETCH IN THE ROPES! Rosa’s out cold, Deonna wins!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by referee stoppage

That camera shot might as well have been a knockout! But Deonna still gets the win either way. Is Deonna going to move on from Rosa once and for all to then go after a title? Or will Rosa’s revenge not die with one loss?

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle

Now this is a unique match-up! The Alchemist of Lucha is taking on The Peacock, and… wait are those The Outrunners being Castle’s substitute Boys? Well, uh, Turbo & Truth aside, will Castle be too hot to handle even for the man that summons fire? Or will Hechicero turn this Forbidden Door appetizer into sweet, sweet victory?

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two get face to face. Hechi shoves Castle, Castle gets serious. They feel things out, tie up, and Hechi facelocks. Castle still powers Hechi to ropes, the ref calls the break, and the two let off clean. Castle gets fired up and eggs Hechi on. Hechi CHOPS, so Castle UPPERCUTS! They fire back and forth, CHOP for forearm, then Castle fires off a flurry! Castle runs, but HEchi follows to CROSSBODY! Hechi slips right into a SLEEPER at the ropes! Hechi shoves Castle away, goes up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hechi kicks Castle around and eggs him on.

Hechi CLUBS away on Castle, runs, but Castle wrenches to LARIAT, KNEE, and DDT! The fans fire up as Castle gets a wild look in the eyes. Castle clamps on a half nelson, then CLUBS away on Hechi to get him up. Hechi fights with elbows of his own, but runs into an Alabama Lift! Castle spins, BANGAAA- NO, Hechi slips free, pops Castle up, and has the COBRA CLUTCH STRAITJACKET! Castle flails, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Hechi keeps the body scissors, wants the rear naked choke but Castle rolls. Hechi drags Castle up but Castle arm-drags free! Hechi BOOTS back, swings, but Castle blocks to ELBOW!

Castle snarls, runs, but Hechi follows to LARIAT in the corner! Hechi fires fast hands and a CHOP! Castle sits down, Kaun & Liona like what they see. Hechi powers up but runs into a clinch! EXPLODER! Castle and Hechi both rise, and the fans fire up with Castle! Hechi swings, but into another lift! Hechi sunset flips, TWO!! Castle just manages to escape, and he BOOTS Hechi! Hechi goes to a corner, Castle runs in but Hechi dodge! SHINING WIZARD! Hechi keeps going, LA MYSTICA LEG DROP! Cover, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by pinfall

That was some in-ring magic for sure! The Gates of Agony celebrate with their new ally, will they and The Machine, Brian Cage, soon take over AEW and CMLL? But then Hechi beats up on Castle, puts him in a corner, and Liona HIP ATTACKS! Kaun METEORAS! The fans boo, but The Outrunners run in! Only to get CLOBBERED by The Gates… Hechi then feeds Castle to the Gates for the LARIAT SANDWICH! And they CLOSE- NO! Daniel Garcia hurries out here, with a chair! He and Daddy Magic have Castle’s back as they run off Hechi & The Gates! Will even The Alchemist of Lucha fear Red Death?

 

Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

Arkady Aura is with Angel Dorado, as well as his teammates, Darius Martin & Action Andretti. She brings up Dante facing Lee Moriarty in the TNT Championship qualifier. However, everyone else is banned from ringside. Dante says that’s fine, because Top Flight is about friendly competition. He remembers a time when Lee Moriarty was once about that. Darius asks if Dante is running. He’s not. Is he scared? He’s not. Because this is one of the best high-fliers today! High-flying and redeye-ing! Action promises that at Forbidden Door, Dante will be the NEW TNT Champion! But in steps Lio Rush. He says what’s up, long time no see. Good to see he has some new friends.

Not sure if any of them knew this or not, but Lio and Action go way back. That’s true. So as far as Darius, nice to finally meet you. Darius knows who Lio is, and won’t shake his hand. Okay, that’s fine. Just wanted to wish Dante luck tonight. Maybe see them around. Lio heads out, Action says yeah, great seeing him again. Top Flight heads out, but will Dante book him and the boys some golden tickets to Long Island? Or will #TAIGASTYLE make sure Shane Taylor Promotions takes over New York?

 

The Patriarchy is in the ring.

And “Mother” Shayna Wayne asks for everyone’s attention. They boo her? They boo a mother?! How dare you! Shayna demands they all get on their feet right now and pay respect to “the greatest father to ever live,” THEIR Patriarch, Christian Cage. And with that, Captain Charisma makes his way out here. Christian takes the mic and sits in the fancy chair they have for him. “Well, I didn’t exactly have ‘spending the most important holiday of the year’ in The Rust Belt, but here we are.” The fans boo but Christian says Youngstown needs to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts his business.

Now, he’d be remised if he didn’t acknowledge what today is. Today is the anniversary of his son, Nick Wayne’s biological father passing away. Christian says that can affect a child many different ways. You might wonder why the universe can be so cool. But in a strange way, Nick’s father dying was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to him, because it led him to Christian Cage. The fans boo but Christian says this veiled picture must of course be a gift for him. Did Nick commission this? Nick even has a card! Christian opens it up, and it says Happy Father’s Day. A homemade card from the heart? Should he read it?

“To Dad, You are the greatest TNT Champion in history,m and I can only dream of having half your tlanet, but I will keep striving to prove my worth. Love, Nick.” How thoughtful, Christian appreciates that. And uh, can we unveil the portrait now? Of course! The curtain is taken away, and it’s a failry impressive painting. Did Luchasaurus do this himself? Wow. Then uh, this is… Okay. But Nick’s card is unbelievable! He’s a wordsmith! It’s popping off the paeg! Christian has never been prouder, he will cherish this forever. And uh, Killswitch- The fans chant “LUCHASAURUS!” but he says shut up, he’s Killswitch! Killswitch, why can’t you be more like Nick?

Luchasaurus storms off! The fans cheer but Christian says he wasn’t excused! Get back in line! Christian has something important to say and everyone will want to hear this. Luchasaurus reluctantly stands back by the chair, and Christian says that’s a good looking guy in the picture either way. Now, it is no secret that Double Or Nothing was a couple weeks ago. And Christian clearly fell short in his quest to become AEW World Champion. But what you might not realize is that there is alternate footage clearly showing his shoulder was up! The EVPs want to do the right thing and show this footage, but he politely asked not to show it.

This family does not make excuses here! They just roll up their sleeves and get back to work! Christian vows to one day be World Champion, and that path starts with winning the Trios Championships! That’s right! Christian’s gift to his “sons” is that they will hold titles together. The fans still chant for Luchasaurus but Christian tells them to shut up! Now yes, it is uncommon for the father to give a gift to his children on Father’s Day, but that is what a good father would do. He would give anything to make his children smile. Hey, even Tony Khan’s dad gave him millions upon millions of dollars to start this company!

But here’s the thing, Tony Khan, this very instant, Christian Cage says this is HIS company! He is the greatest, most talked about and influential star in this sport! He will win every accolade until he goes down as THE greatest in history! So Tony, Christian is your father now. They are The Patriarchy, the next Trios Champions, the Faces of TNT, now and forever! Captain Charisma has spoken, but will his declaration become reality?

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says it is the one-year anniversary of Collision, and they are the Collision Cowboys, the men who built this brick by brick! Juice broke his back carrying this place! Colten says that as such, they hold a lot of gold. There are a lot of teams gunning for them, but they can’t handle the pressure. House of Black tonight, and now The Patriarchy wants a shot? Yeah, it’s Father’s Day, but you don’t get special privilege. Get in line! Austin adds that House of Black, they’re not sure what’s going on, maybe they’ve been in the dark too long, but open your eyes, dilate the pupils, and uh, notice that Jay White isn’t here.

Tonight is NOT for the titles, but tonight is about proving whether or not if you can hang with the OGs! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP!

 

TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin!

As we heard from Dante, these two used to be friends, but ambition seems to have given #TAIGASTYLE a bit of a salty edge. Will Lee use that edge to clip Angel Dorado’s wings? Or will Dante prove that he not only does things the right way, but can win at the same time?

The bell rings, the fans rally as the two circle, and then Lee goes for a leg. Dante steps over, trips Lee, then speeds up. Lee drops, hurdles, but Dante stops to hurdle and drop. Lee handsprings, then shimmies and shakes. The fans cheer and the two reset. Dante and Lee feel things out, and the fans are behind Dante. Lee gives a testing kick, then the two knuckle lock. Lee wrenches, trips Dante, then GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! The fans are torn, but Lee drags Dante around by the leg< Dante kicks free, reaches up, and RANAS! The fans fire up, Dante speeds up, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then jumps to RANA again!

Lee flounders, Dante stays by ropes,. Lee runs up, Dante goes up and over! Lee tumbles out of the ring, Dante builds speed! Dante FLIES, but lands safe as Lee moves aside! Lee thinks he’s safe, but then Dante uses the corner to DROPKICK Lee down! Dante copies the shimmy and then drags Lee up. Dante CHOPS Lee against the railing! The fans fire up for that one, and Dante puts Lee in the ring. Dante then jumps right up to the apron, springboards, but Lee trips him up! Dante tumbles back down and Lee grins. Lee claps and the fans applaud, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee waits on Dante, and Dante slides back in. Lee stomps Dante at the ropes again and again and again! Dante writhes, Lee drags him up, then KNEES low. Lee fires m ore knees, then shoves Dante to RAM into him. Lee reels Dante in to HALF HATCH! Roll back and cover, TWO! Lee keeps on Dante with a hammerlock, then traps that arm to go after the other. Dante endures, even as Lee pushes on the arm. Lee twists the fingers and wrist to bend the arm, and then use it as a recliner! Dante endures as Lee gives a thumbs up. Lee then sits back up, to stomp the arm down! Dante writhes, Lee stomps him around, then Lee drags Dante up.

Lee fires more knees into Dante, shoves him, but Dante leaps up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Lee ROCKS Dante with fast hands! Dante blocks a kick but not the KNEE! Dante sits down, Lee basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Lee is annoyed but he clamps onto the arm again. Dante endures, Lee bends the fingers and wrist, to JAM the fingers into the mat! Dante still endures, but Lee clamps on, chinbars, and pushes on the joint. The fans rally, Dante fights, but Lee throws knees to keep him down. Lee pulls on the chinbar but Dante powers up. Collision returns to single picture, and the fans rally as Dante pries free!

Dante arm-drags Lee away, Lee runs up, but Dante BOOTS him! ROLLING ELBOW! Dante ROCKS Lee again, whips, but the bad arm jams up! Lee whips Dante away, runs up, but Dante slips to the outside! Dante ROCKS Lee, springboards to go up and around, but Lee grabs a leg. Dante kicks him away, jumps again and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Lee survives but Dante stays focused. The fans fire up with Dante as he rises, and Dante reels Lee in. Lee fights the half nelson, so Dante CLUBS away! Lee wrenches free of the waistlock, brings Dante to a knee, and he SNAPS the fingers! What a villain!

Lee gets Dante’s arms tired up, clinches, YOYO URENAGE! Into the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Dante endures, reaches out, and he crawls with the one free arm! Lee kicks at that arm, but Dante uses a leg for the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Lee lets off, and then Lee brings Dante up! Lee suplexes into a SLAM, then covers, TWO!! Dante escapes that deep tuck and Lee is frustrated. Lee kicks at Dante while they’re both down, then Lee rises up. Lee aims, Dante rises, and Lee runs up, but Dante ducks the kick! JUMP KNEE! Lee wobbles, but he BOOTS back! Lee runs up, into a KNEE from Dante!

Dante goes up, METEORA! Lee is down and the fans fire up as Dante climbs a corner! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, the fourth spot is filled! Dante joins Mark Briscoe, Konosuke Takeshita & Jack Perry, but wait! Shane Taylor & Anthony Ogogo show up to mug Dante! The fans boo as STP are sore losers! BODY SHOT from Ogogo! But here come Darius & Action! They fight with STP but that’s 3v2! Shane DECKS Darius, Ogogo GERMAN SUPLEXES Action! URENAGE for Darius! The fans boo more but STP doesn’t care. Lio Rush hurries out here, he asks what this is all about. Shane dares Lio to bring his little ass in here! Lio does, and he slips under Shane to shove Ogogo into him! Then he schoolboys Ogogo to SPIN KICK!

Shane whips Lio but Lio stops himself at the ropes! Lio eggs Shane on, then DUMPS him out! Lee runs up but Lio TOSSES Him out, and HANDSPRING KICKS Lee into Shane! Lio stands tall with Top Flight, and refs hurry out to stop this from getting any wilder. Will Shane Taylor make sure Lio meets his final hour soon enough? As for Dante and Top Flight, they nod respect to Lio, but still no handshakes. Will Lio just have to give them all time to trust him?

 

Hikaru Shida speaks.

“I have been in AEW since day one. I am a three-time world champion. I am the longest reigning AEW Women’s World Champion. And I am officially entering the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. That tournament needs me. And Wembley Stadium needs me! And the Shining Samurai will go to Wembley Stadium to once again become Women’s Champion.” Will Shida shine all the way through the Summer to then go All In on an incredible fourth Women’s World Championship reign?

 

Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry!

The Violent Artist has been trying to do things on his own, but even now, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom tag along. They’re on commentary for this match, and BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite! It will be an “All-Star 8 Man” as Roderick Strong joins forces with Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita and Zack Sabre Jr. VS Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy, Dante Martin & Mark Briscoe. Will the Savior of the Backbreaker still be able to support his “friend” here tonight knowing that now? Or will Roddy find himself rooting for the other guy?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel things out, and tie up. Henry powers Kyle back but Kyle turns that around. They go around and around, Kyle waistlocks but Henry switches. Kyle switches and drags Henry down Henry blocks one kick but has to duck the other! The fans cheer as Henry backs off, and the two reset. Kyle and Henry feel things out, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder. They go around, Henry throws Kyle down but Kyle has the leg guard up. Kyle kicks one knuckle lock apart to trip Henry up. Henry uses a leg guard now, but Kyle stands. Henry uses body scissors to climb up and go for the arm!

Kyle moves around, back drops and ARMBAR! Henry scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, KICKS at Henry, then wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! This relentless Kyle is the kind Roddy likes. Kyle wrenches, whips, but Henry holds ropes! Kyle KICKS the leg, then hooks it. Henry turns that around to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Henry traps Kyle’s head to NECK TWIST! Henry holds on, grabs an arm, then gives some kicks. Kyle just gets mad! The fans rally for Kyle and Roddy also coaches Kyle. Kyle stands, Henry KICKS, but Kyle ROCKS Henry. They fire off forearms, henry fires a strike fest!

Kyle blocks a kick, gives a strike fest in return, then SWEEPS the legs! The fans fire up as Henry flounders to a corner. Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then wrench and ELOBW BREAKER, to a KNEE, to a suplex and FALCON ARROW into the ARMBAR! Henry TAPS, Kyle wins!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

Roddy says that’s because of his presence! Roddy says Kyle is clearly missing something, or someone, to help him get that edge. Will Kyle show Roddy plenty of that “edge” this Wednesday?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black!

We heard from Rock Hard Juice Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin earlier tonight, but now is time to put up or shut up! Malakai, Brody & Buddy have been World Trios Champions before, but will they get one step closer to becoming Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions? Or will the House fold when facing the Collision Cowboys in their house?

The trios sort out, but then they all step to each other. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but we get Juice and The Dark Father. Juice and Malakai circle, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, Juice powers out but Malakai runs him over! Cover, ONE and Juice arm-drags! Malakai headscissors, Juice kips free, but Malakai avoids the arm-drag to sit down. The fans fire up, so Juice lifts a leg a la dogs. Malakai stands up to KICK Juice down! Juice scrambles away, Austin tags in. Austin is all fired up, but then Brody tags in! Austin turns around and tags Colten! Colten says that’s fine, he can bark it up. Brody swings, Colten bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS-

Er, well, no, Brody doesn’t seem too bothered. Brody runs Colten over, he runs Austin over, then runs them both over! The Gunns stagger up, Brody runs up to DOUBLE LRIAT them out! Juice runs in but Brody TOSSES him out onto The Gunns! The fans fire up as The House stands together, they all build speed, but the Bang Bang Gang gets in to say BANG! So the House DECKS them all! The House tosses everyone out and the brawl is on as Collision goes picture in picture!

Brody is after Juice, Malakai TOSSES Austin, and Buddy CHOPS Colten. Malakai BOOTS Austin into the crowd! Brody sits Juice in a corner to CHOP! Malakai joins in to mug Juice, and Buddy KNEES Colten. Brody brings Juice around to whip hard into railing! Austin returns but Malakai KNEES him down. Brody CLUBS Austin, the fans fire up, and Brody CHOPS Austin. Buddy brings Colten over to join in, and he UPPERCUTS Colten into a seat. Brody herds Austin and Juice that way, the Bang Bang Gang all take seats, and Malakai KICKS away on them all! The fans hoot and bark with Brody as he runs in, to TRIPLE CROSSBODY!

The fans cheer and high-five Brody as The Bang Bang Gang all slumps down. Brody drags Colten up to put him in, and then stalks Colten to his empty corner. Brody grins at Colten’s fear, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns again and Buddy tags Malakai. They mug Colten, then Malakai wrenches to tag Buddy. Buddy climbs up to DOUBLE STOMP Colten’s arm! Buddy taunts Austin, goes back to Colten and wrenches. Tag to Malakai and he KNEES the arm! Malakai wrenches but Colten throws him down by his hair! Tag to Austin and Austin stomps away on Malakai! The ref counts, Austin lets off, but Malakai BOOTS him! Austin runs up to CLOBBER Malakai! Austin throws hands, then tags in Colten. They whip Malakai, to BODY SHOT, KNEE LIFT, and DROPKICK! Juice tags in to SENTON! Cover, TWO!

Juice stands on Malakai, the Gunns YANK Buddy & Brody down! Juice whips Malakai hard into the corner! Juice stomps away on Malakai, argues with the ref, then drags Malakai back up. Juice snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is frustrated. Juice stands Malakai up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Austin in. They mug Malakai, Austin asks “Who’s the Ass Boy now?” “YOU!!” Austin frowns, then fires hands on Malakai. Tag to Colten, he stomps away on Malakai. The ref counts, Colten ROCKS Malakai but the fans rally up. Juice tags in, he stomps at Malakai, then eggs him on.

Juice HEADBUTTS, but Malakai ROCKS Juice, DECKS the Gunns, then fires off on Juice! Juice blocks a kick, to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is upset with the ref’s count! Juice clamps onto Malakai for a chinlock but Malakai endures. Malakai fights up as the fans rally, and Malakai KICKS the bad leg! Juice THROAT CHOPS back! Malakai falls into a corner, Juice goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Malakai crawls, as does Juice, hot tag to Colten! He CLOBBERS Malakai, then whips him away. Colten runs up, but only gets buckles! Austin tags in, grabs Malakai’s foot, but Malakai BOOTS him into Colten!

Hot tag to Buddy! The fans fire up as the Aussie Juggernaut fires off strikes and a BOOT to Austin! POP-UP KNEE for Colten! Austin runs up, into a tilt-o-whirl and LAWN DART into Colten! Buddy reels Austin in for the JACKHAMMER! Cover, Juice breaks it! The fans boo but Juice hurries to BLAST Brody! Juice goes back to Buddy to whip, but Buddy lands safe on the apron! Buddy GAMANGIRIS Juice, bumps him off buckles, then BOOTS him away! Buddy goes up, Juice staggers around, into the METEORA! Cover, TWO! Buddy’s bad knee is bothering him, but he hobbles up to tag in Brody. Brody storms in and the fans fire up as we go picture in picture again.

Buddy has medics check his knee, he may have taken himself out when he hit Juice. Brody does his best to focus on the match, and he puts Austin in a corner. Buddy is in some serious pain, though. Brody runs up to CLOBBER Austin in the corner! Brody hoots and barks and gets the fans back into this. Brody roars, runs, but Colten saves his brother! The Bang Bang Gang regroups on the outside, the medics are still checking on Buddy but it isn’t looking good. This is basically 3v2 now. Juice & The Gunns strategize, knowing they have the advantage now. The ref has Bang Bang Gang settle down a minute while Buddy is helped to the back.

The fans applaud as Buddy is doing his best to walk on the good leg, and Collision returns to single picture. But the Gunns jump on Brody, they and Juice mug him, and Malakai tries to help but is sent back out! The fans chant “YOU SUCK!” but the Bang Bang Gang doesn’t care! Tag to Colten and he stomps away on Brody. The ref counts, Colten tags Austin back in, and now Austin stomps Brody. Tag to Juice, he gets some stomps in! The fans still taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but Juice blows boogers onto Brody! Then Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice covers, TWO! Brody stays in this and the fans fire up!

Austin tags in, then he tags Colten. The Gunns get Brody up, whip him to ropes, but Brody denies the 3:10 with a LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Juice runs up, but into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Brody is down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, the fans hoot and bark, hot tag to Malakai! Malakai breaks through Colten’s lariat to BOOT Austin! Malakai dodges Colten, DECKS Austin, then ELBOWS Colten! A strike fest and a LEG SEWEP for Austin! SLIDING KNEE! The fans fire up, but Juice takes the QUEBRADA for Colten! Malakai still ROUNDHOUSES Colten and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

Malakai snarls and the fans fire up! Colten rises, distracts the ref with talk of injury, and Juice grabs a leg! Malakai kicks Juice away, but Colten runs up, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Colten’s shot doesn’t finish this but he tags to Austin. The Gunns get Malakai up, double whip, 3:10- NO, Malakai BOOTS Colten, BOOTS Austin, but Juice HOTSHOTS! FAMOUSER from Austin! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and Austin is stunned! The Gunns reload, call their shot, and they coordinate with Juice! Juice goes up, but Brody is back! The Gunns dodge him, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! But they have to get Malakai down!

Austin turns Malakai, Juice finally aims, but PAC is here?! The Bastard spooks Juice, trips him up, then flips off Austin! Austin swings on Pac, but turns around into THE END!!! Cover, The House wins!!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Bastard told The Bang Bang Gang that he was not going to let what they did to Death Triangle slide! The House still gets the win, even with Buddy going down with a bad knee. But then The Patriarchy has to come in via the tron to ruin all the fun. Christian Cage says congratulations to The House. Congratulations on becoming the #1 contenders to the World Trios Championships. The only problem is, they’re not a trio anymore. The Patriarchy reveals they took out Buddy!! The Patriarchy leaves Buddy down and out, right as Malakai & Brody rush to the back! Will Christian Cage stoop to new lows just so he and his “sons” can rise up the ranks?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision for the anniversary episode, and I appreciate it was more rock, less talk. The only real talky stuff was everything Christian Cage did, but even that wasn’t so bad because he didn’t take forever getting to the point. He takes credit for all the good Collision content, heavily favors Nick Wayne over Killswitchasaurus, and then tries to hide his failure at Double Or Nothing by going for the trios titles, which he can totally just use Nick and Luchasaurus to win for him when the time comes. Really good promo from Bang Bang Gang in response, and great main event between Bang Bang Gang and House of Black.

If Buddy isn’t actually hurt, he was doing amazing acting tonight. And with how Christian “attacked” Buddy, it seems the story is the same either way: The House will need a new third man to challenge Jay White & The Gunns. Pac showed up to stick it to the Bang Bang Gang, so maybe The Bastard becomes an honorary member of The House of Black just to take the titles. And honestly, what better feud than Christian “Greatest Father Ever” Cage and “The Bastard” Pac, with how “bastard” also has the old definition of “a fatherless child.” And honestly, when is Luchasaurus going to break away from Christian? Should happen during the trios title match.

Really good 8 Man Tag, but I should’ve figured BCC would win, and that Moxley would again tell Naito that he’s done after Forbidden Door. It’s the same thing he’s been saying all week since Dominion last Sunday, he’ll probably keep saying it for those who weren’t paying attention, and I am starting to think that’s just because he’s going to lose in Long Island so Naito can have finish his last run with the world title. And good integration as Lio says hey to Dante before Dante has his match with Lee. Great win for Dante, and I figured he would because you need a true high-flyer in a ladder match. Lio helping fight off Shane Taylor Promotions is also interesting, can’t wait to see which way this splits. Could someone be leaving Top Flight to join STP?

Kyle VS Henry was a strange filler-not-filler, because at least we got the news of an 8 Man Tag happening for Dynamite. It’ll be a great match, with some Forbidden Door build involved as Cassidy will be facing Zack Sabre Jr. and now we’ll be seeing Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin, and Konosuke Takeshita in the ladder match. With that, feels like one of the Kyles takes a loss. Either Roddy purposefully costs O’Reilly or accidentally costs Fletcher. I’m thinking the former so that Roddy can insist O’Reilly still needs him to be relevant. Then they can take that feud through the Summer, maybe even into the Men’s Owen Hart Cup.

Really good promo from Shida, and she’ll be a great part of the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Probably won’t win it, though, with the potential story of Mariah May challenging Toni Storm, or with Willow looking to go back-to-back. Very good match from Hechicero VS Dalton Castle, and it was a rather clever move that The Outrunners were the pseudo-boys that failed to save Castle while Garcia & Menard succeeded. Add Angelo Parker to that and you’ve got an 8 Man Tag right there of Garcia, Menard, Parker & Castle VS Hechicero & The Cage of Agony. Very good No DQ match from Deonna VS Rosa, but as I said earlier in the week, I figured Deonna would win. She’s a Heel, the current champions are Faces, she will make a good challenger to maybe the TBS Championship for All In.

And a great promo from The Acclaimed to call out The Bucks for their continued abuses of power. Cutler being the scrub that takes beatings on behalf of The EVPs is a pretty silly recurring gag, but Daniels getting in on the fun was good stuff. The Acclaimed surely do find a way to win the Title Eliminator in order to force a title match that The Bucks probably cheat to win. This probably still leads to Acclaimed helping Swerve for Blood & Guts, as I sensed on Wednesday.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Clash at the Castle Results & Report! (6/15/24)

Scotland goes for gold!

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Will Drew McIntyre finally have his moment?

The Scottish Warrior won then lost the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania, but redemption could be at hand here in Glasgow! Will today be Damian Priest’s judgment day?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Undisputed WWE Championship I Quit Match: Cody Rhodes VS AJ Styles; Cody wins and retains the title.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark VS Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn; Fyre & Dawn win and become the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Maxxine Dupri; Sami wins and retains the title.
  • WWE Women’s Championship: Bayley VS Piper Niven w/ Chelsea Green; Bayley wins and retains the title.
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest VS Drew McIntyre; Priest wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Clash at the Castle Countdown Show!

Join Michael Cole, Kevin Owens & Big E in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action going down in Glasgow!

 

Exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre.

Jackie Redmond sat down with The Scottish Warrior, she asked how he’s doing. Marvelous! Medically cleared in time for Clash at the Castle. How much does this event mean to him? Well, it wasn’t a thing growing up. There were no PLE’s in Scotland. It was all about making it to WrestleMania, did it. Won, that was cool. Won it again before getting screwed over, but main eventing the first PLE in Scotland? Beyond a dream come true. Then what does Scotland mean to him? McIntyre will sum it up with lyrics, Caledonia. Poetic name for Scotland. “Scotland, let me tell you that I love you, I think about you all the time. Caledonia, you’re calling, now I’m coming home.”

So when you think of Glasgow, what memories come to mind? What lessons did he learn before traveling the world? He spent four years there, at university. He can’t really talk about those lessons, not PG. But what he can share is to speak your mind, be passionate. If someone goes too far and runs their mouth, give them a “kiss” between the eyes. AKA the Glasgow Kiss. That tracks. And this isn’t his first Clash at the Castle. He was at the first, in Cardiff, and it didn’t go his way. Could he take us back to that night and how that felt?

McIntyre never felt that kind of emotion from a crowd. They were 100% in his corner, his family and friends were there, but “The Elders” had Solo Sikoa screw him over. That was a shot through Drew’s heart, through his family’s heart, through The UK’s heart, and he can’t let that happen again. Is he over that yet? Nope, absolutely not. Will he ever be? Nope. He didn’t think about it, pushed it down, but things flare it up. Ten months, still waiting for an apology, but people have such short term memory. Trauma doesn’t go away easily.

There is a lot the last year that has upset him, yet Drew’s renewed with the WWE? Why is it important to be here even though he gets upset? To be honest, he was thinking of taking time off. He was at the end of his contact, he’d just lost his sister in law, his wife’s sister, and she was struggling, the family was struggling. He went home to a wedding, got to see people he hadn’t gotten to see in so long. He wanted to think what was best for his future. But he and his wife talked, and they both agreed that it wasn’t time to walk away. You don’t walk away from the table when you’re on a heater. So they wanted to figure out what’d work for his career.

Thankfully, WWE was on the same page, they’ve gotten a situation figured out so McIntyre can give as much as he can to both family and career. He’s so obsessive with this business that it’s good to have that balance. Jackie likes that saying, “you don’t walk away when you’re on a heater.” WWE right now definitely feels like it has the heat, so what does he make of the state of the company? Everyone top to bottom is killing it, even interviewers like Jackie. We haven’t had a roster this talented in the ring and people who have found themselves. The matches are on a different level, just look at the numbers. BILLION dollar contracts!

Now it is up to the roster to get it done. The only thing that needs improving is the World Heavyweight Championship, and that means taking it from Damian Priest. More of this interview to come later on in the Countdown.

 

Backstage interview with The Alpha Academy.

Cathy Kelley is with Chad Gable, Otis & Maxxine Dupri ahead of Gable’s Intercontinental Championship match with Sami Zayn. Gable, in Montreal, you came up short- Er, didn’t win… So how is tonight going to differ? Gable says tonight, the family is in line. They are taking orders the right way. So you will see a whole different game play out tonight. They’re here, they know the plan, and they will help him win HIS championship, no matter what. Then Maxxine, you’re in a boot, how are you feeling physically and emotionally? Gable says she’s fine! Right? Tell her! She’s fine! Don’t worry about that.

What matters is that Sami’s reign ends tonight, at the hands of Gable’s family, Maxxine, Otis and- Wait, where’s Tozawa? Otis, you were supposed to keep track of him. Tozawa’s gonna pay for this on Monday. Gable storms off, Otis & Maxxine follow, but will this really go how Gable wants?

 

Backstage interview with Bayley.

Cathy Kelley is with the WWE Women’s Champion and “Michael Cole’s favorite,” and wishes her a happy birthday! Bayley thanks Cathy, and Cathy figures the celebration should be after Clash and a win tonight. Is Bayley concerned about Piper’s hometown advantage? Bayley knows how important it is to be in front of your hometown, and she has respect for Piper. Piper laid the foundation for how WWE is even here right now. But she is also the same person that has been attacking Bayley for the last month, and ran Bayley into the wall last night. Bayley is a champion who fights for what she believes in. So sorry, but she has to beat Piper in front of her loved ones tonight.

Cathy says they were going to send this back to Cole but she’ll let Bayley do the honors. Oh, of course. “Dear Michael Cole, back to you, you idiot!” Will The Role Model give herself the best birthday present possible by getting passed Piper Niven to head for SummerSlam?

 

Chelsea Green joins the panel.

She doesn’t like Cole telling everyone she’s the sidekick and valet to Piper. They’re like chocolate & vanilla. Okay, but what is all this “we” stuff? Sorry, does Cole not have experience in healthy relationships? They are going to win the title. Kevin Owens says there was a time when he won the Universal Championship with the help of a Canadian from Winnipeg, and they tried to say “they” won the titles, but that didn’t end well. Big E does bring up when Leyla & Michelle McCool did that as #LeyCool. Yes, and so it will not end terribly because it won’t end, Chelsea and Piper will be together forever.

Then how does Piper feel about her chances tonight? Oh, Miss P was born ready, so she is super confident, and she also has Chelsea in her corner so she’s absolutely ready. Then with all this pressure, can Piper pull it off? Big E says yes. Chelsea may have… unenviable qualities, but she is in Piper’s corner, and that support has helped Piper feel confident. Yes, Chelsea has feeling Piper feeling confident and pretty and rich and skinny and tanned, just like Chelsea, and that is why Piper will win. Okay, then can Chelsea go and help Piper get ready? Chelsea says Cole will be hearing from her later. But will the Hot Mess help Piper take the title from Bayley tonight?

 

Exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre, part 2.

What does McIntyre say to certain critics who look at his actions and his words, and says he’s a hypocrite? Well a lot of people have done that. Number one is Michael Cole. Using Cole’s position of power in a way that is irresponsible. He was shouting McIntyre’s praises during Pandemic Era, and while Cole said it was all McIntyre, McIntyre said that was a team effort. But McIntyre doesn’t like certain people. If that makes him a bad guy, then say hello to the bad guy. Speaking of Pandemic Era, he won the title, but no fans. And then this year, he wins in Philadelphia, but loses it right away. Has any of this made him bitter?

No, those didn’t make him bitter. It made him stronger. Others would’ve broken apart, fallen down the card, left the company, but not him. He wants the ball in his hands, the company on his back, and he can carry them both. He has then, he will now, he’s still that same guy. And this time, in Scotland, it will be absolutely perfect and all worth it. Then in order to do that, he must beat Damian Priest. What does he think of Priest? McIntyres’ seen Priest’s evolution since NXT. He knows Priest’s backstory, his struggle, and Drew respects that journey and that talent. But in some ways, Priest is just playing champion, trying to find his role.

Priest is trying to get the buzz, the cheap pop, he’s focused on the wrong things. McIntyre tried to say that but Priest just shrugged it off, tried to be Mr. Machismo. McIntyre was just trying to help. Priest has hit his potential. McIntyre has been doing this for 20 YEARS, and that will show tonight. McIntyre’s mind reads 10 miles long, Priest’s is more like a notepad. Then finish this thought: Priest VS McIntyre, for the World Heavyweight Championship at Clash at the Castle, will be… Epic. The Scots are proud of their own, and one of their own will win.

Jackie thanks McIntyre for his time, they shake hands, and he says no real need to thank him. Warrior physically, warrior mentally. But will McIntyre be champion both physically and mentally?

 

A fight’s coming to Scotland.

The Scottish Warrior said he told us it was. A good ol’ square go. A waylay. Sorry, that’s the Scottish way of saying, “A beating.” Brutal. Unflinching. Ferocious. Never ever underestimate your opponent. It’ll be the last thing you remember. The Scots are known for their temper, so let’s make a deal. You bring the crazy, they will bring the fight. This is Clash at the Castle, and this is gonna be good!

 

Undisputed WWE Championship I Quit Match: Cody Rhodes VS AJ Styles!

The American Nightmare had respect for The Phenomenal One, which is why he gave it his all back at Backlash in France. But when Styles pulled a Mark Henry style trap, the respect went out the window, and the rulebook has gone out with it! Both men can do whatever they want to the other in an effort to get those dreaded two words out of them, but who will give in and give up in Glasgow?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and so are the stakes, all just to see who is undisputed!

The ref reminds everyone the rules: no pins, no submissions, no ring counts, no disqualifications. The fans already sing “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!” like they did just last night. The bell rings and the fans are thunderous! Cody and Styles approach, Cody kicks then RHODES UPPERCUTS! Cody fires off hands, whips Styles hard into buckles, and Styles falls back! The fans are thunderous again and Cody gets Styles up to bump him off buckles. Cody ROCKS Styles, but has to shake out that beat up h and. Cody whips, Styles reverses then runs in. Cody goes up and over, to SNAP POWERSLAM! The fans continue to sing as Cody rises up.

Styles rises, Cody springboards, BEAUTIFUL- ATOMIC DROP! Styles CHOPS, CHOPS and bumps Cody off buckles. Styles CHOPS again, then bumps him off buckles. The fans boo but Styles CHOPS again! Styles whips corner to corner hard and Cody staggers back. Cody drops to his knees, the fans taunt Styles, but Styles storms up on Cody. Styles scoops, Cody slips free to JAB, JAB and JAB! Flip, flop, fly, BIONIC ELBOW! Styles staggers to ropes, Cody pats the mat and the fans fire up. Cody runs, and he DROPKICKS Styles out of the ring! The ref checks but Styles says get outta his face. Cody shrugs and looks under the ring.

The fans fire up, because Cody brings out a TABLE! Cody puts that aside real quick to stomp Styles down, then he gets a second table! The fans are loving this even more, and Cody sets up that second table first. Cody sees Styles go around the way, so he pursues! Cody whips Styles into and over the steps! Styles doesn’t stop here, so Cody gets him up to whip him into and over barriers! The fans fire up with Cody as he goes up onto the barrier, then AX HANDLES Styles down! The fans are even closer to the action as Cody throws hands on Styles! Styles hits back, they go to the back section but Cody throws more hands!

Cody SMACKS Styles with someone’s drink! The fans cheer more, and Cody ROCKS Styles again. Cody CLAWS Styles’ back, then whips, but Styles reverses to send Cody into railing! Styles KICKS Cody, brings him around, and whips him into the fire exit door! The fans fire up as this goes backstage, and Cody brawls with Styles in the hallway! Cody SMACKS Styles off a wall, fires more hands, then ROCKS him again. They go further back, end up by the tech area, and Cody SMACKS Styles off a trunk. Styles ROCKS Cody, then CHOKES Cody with a cable! Cody endures, throws elbows, and then shoves him into another wall.

The brawl goes off into another part of the backstage area, and they reappear by the bleachers! The fans fire up as the brawl goes back down the runway! Cody climbs up on Styles to rain down fists! Fans count, Cody stops at eight to CLAW Styles’ face! Styles staggers away, the fans stay fired up as Cody CLUBS Styles on the back. Cody brings Styles around but Styles blocks the bump to ROCK Cody! The fans chant “AJ SUCKS! AJ SUCKS!” but Styles gets in the ring. Cody trips Styles, steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Styles endures while the fans “WOO~!” Styles refuses to give up, and he drags himself around. Cody pushes on the leglock but Styles still endures!

Cody thrashes around, the fans are thunderous, but Styles goes to the ropes. The ropebreak won’t save him, but they do force Cody to let go from being scraped off. Styles rests on the apron but the fans continue to sing. Cody storms up on Styles, brings him up, but Styles fights the suplex! Styles then suplexes Cody and himself up and out of the ring and to the floor! A rough landing but the fans fire up again. Both men rise, and Styles fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER on the desk! Cody writhes, Styles has a sinister grin, and he drags Cody off the desk, to suplex and BRAINBUSTER on the desk!!

Styles shouts, “Ask the champ now!” The ref asks, but Cody says NO! Soo Styles BOPS Cody with the mic! And TOSSES Cody into the timekeeper’s area! Cody may have even hit the ring bell! Styles finds Mama Rhodes and talks trash to her! She gives it right back that he’s all bark and no bite! Styles stalks Cody, who is busted open! Styles DECKS Cody, then throws down more fists! Styles says, “We’ve got a bleeder!” Styles drags Cody up and into the ring, then stalks him. Cody sits up, Styles soaks up the heat, but Cody fires body shots! Styles DECKS Cody, then stomps him! Styles says he’s gonna hurt everyone’s hero!

The fans boo but Styles drags Cody up. Styles fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cody writhes, the ref checks, but Cody says “Absolutely NOT!” Styles rains down fists on Cody, going right for that bloody forehead! Cody still says NO! Styles sighs, stalks Cody, and brings him up. Cody fires body shots! Cody ROCKS Styles, ROLLING ELBOWS, then runs, but into a DROPKICK! Cody falls and bails out while fans boo Styles. Styles grins, goes out after Cody, and SMACKS him off steel steps! Cody falls back but the fans tell Styles off. Styles soaks it up and throws the top steps away. Styles then drags Cody up to the base, like he did a couple weeks ago!

The fans boo as Styles reels Cody in, but Cody back drops free! The fans cheer and Cody rests for a moment. Cody then goes into the ring, rises up, and fires himself back up. The fans continue to sing as Styles gets in, and Cody ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! And again! Cody fires off more shots, then roars, but Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Cody ducks the lariat to BEAUTIFUL DISASTER KICK! The fans are thunderous again as both men are down! Cody roars, the fans cheer, and Cody grabs Styles for a dragon sleeper! But Styles KNEES free, then PELES! Cody wobbles, Styles reels him in, DDT right at center!

Cody sputters, but he still tells the ref, “NO!” The fans cheer so Styles fishhooks the mouth! Styles adds on a chinlock and says he will make Cody quit! Styles ELBOWS Cody in the head, then he goes out to search under the ring. Styles finds a chair, slides that in, and stalks Cody. The fans want tables but Styles KICKS Cody down. Styles then puts the chair around Cody’s head! Styles CHOKES Cody, throws down fists, then goes to the ropes. KNEE DROP on the chair!! Cody sputters, but how can he say the words when he can’t speak!? Cody still manages a “No!” and Styles is furious. Styles goes out again, and he finds a kendo stick!

Styles brings the stick in to SMACK Cody in the ribs! And SMACK him on the shoulder! And the leg! Styles says he’s gonna hurt Cody unless he quits. Styles SMACKS and SMACKS and SMACKS Cody, even while he’s down! Cody tries to sit up but Styles SMACKS him down again! Styles tells Cody to say it, but Cody shouts “HELL NO!” Styles is beside himself, and the fans continue to sing for “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!” Styles takes off a belt to LASH Cody with it over and over and over again! Cody writhes, Styles says he’ll keep doing it unless he says those words! Styles then straps the belt around Cody’s head to pull him back!

Ironically, the blood makes the belt slip off, so Styles LASHES Cody with it. The fans tell Styles he messed up, but Styles goes for the STF! Styles wants Cody to say it, but even with Styles’ hands in his face, Cody says “NO!” The fans rally as hard as they can, and Cody pries at the hold! But is he fading out?! Blood loss, oxygen loss, Styles lets go! Styles thinks this is enough but this is an I Quit match. See Roman Reigns VS Jey Uso during Thunderdome Era. Styles is furious and says fine, he’ll wake Cody back up. Cody grabs some water, takes a swig, and brings the bottle in to splash Cody with it. Cody does wake up, and fans cheer for “H 2 O!”

Styles goes out, and he fetches a mysterious black bag! Styles says he knows what we’re thinking, but this is even better. Not tacks, but CUFFS! Styles grabs one hand and cuffs it, then gets the other! The fans say Styles is a “KINKY BASTARD!” but Cody’s hands are trapped behind him! Styles SMACKS away with the kendo stick, with no arms to guard! The ref checks with Cody, but Cody again says “NO!” Styles tells Mama Rhodes this is HER fault. Styles says Cody gets this from her! Mama Rhodes still says he’s all talk. Styles gets in her face, so she SLAPS him! And SLAPS him again!! AND AGAIN! That’s three!!

Styles grabs a chair!! Mama dares him to try! Styles backs off, but goes back to Cody, to SMACK him on the back! And again! Cody’s gotten his hands in front of him but now his back is the target! And wait, there’s more chain in the bag?! Styles wraps that chain around his arm, then goes to the apron. Styles aims, springboards in, but Cody has the chair! Cody CHUCKS it at Styles, Styles falls back and through the table!! A phenomenal crash and burn! Cody hurries to find the keys for the cuffs. Ah yes, right by the bag. The fans know “This is Awesome!” and Cody is free! Cody fires himself up and the fans are with him!

Styles crawls back into the ring, Cody CLOBBERS him with the cuffs! Styles is busted open, he runs in, but Cody dodges! Styles hits buckles, staggers, and Cody THROAT CHOPS! Then he fishhooks Styles, before a CODY CUTTER! The fans fire up again and the fans are electric!! Cody says Styles is gonna say it! CROSS RHODES!! But Cody isn’t done there, and the fans want him to keep going! Cody drags Styles back up, CROSS RHODES!! But the fans want that “One More Time! One More Time!” So Cody grabs the chair, places that down, and FULL METAL CROSS RHODES!! Styles sputters and fans chant “You Deserve It!”

Cody doesn’t want the ref to check just yet, he has more in mind. Cody has the chair, but then thinks of something else. Cody grabs the cuffs, and he puts them on Styles! The fans fire up as Cody drags Styles over, and cuffs him to the ropes! Styles can’t go anywhere now! Cody has a chair, and tells Styles to say it or else! JAM to the leg! SMACK to the back! SMACK to the front! And again, and again, and again! Cody tees off on Styles until he slumps down! The cuff keeps that one arm up, but Cody SMASHES Styles’ leg! The fans are thunderous, but Styles says “I… SCREW YOU, CODY RHODES!” The fans boo, but Cody can feel he’s close.

Cody JAMS Styles rather low with the chair, then goes out to grab the steel steps. Cody gets those steps in the ring with a toss, and Styles has moved to a corner. Cody lifts the steps back up, and holds them high over head! Styles says okay, okay! STYLES QUITS! CODY WINS!!

Winner: Cody Rhodes (still Undisputed WWE Champion)

Even Cody’s a bit surprised it ended there. Cody asks if Mama says this is good, and she says do it! STEEL STEP ATTACK! “WHOA~ OH~!” Cody made sure Styles was humbled, and Cody stands tall on the steps. Cody holds up the title, proving he doesn’t quit, he gets even! Will anyone be able to stop The American Nightmare now?

But wait! Solo Sikoa walks out on stage? He applauds Cody’s win, then smiles at him before staring him down. And then TAMA & LOA ATTACK! The fans boo as The Bloodline goes after Cody while he’s vulnerable! BUT HERE COMES ORTON! The Viper AND Kevin Owens go after The Bloodline, clearly nothing being over from last night! Now the numbers are even and the fans fire up! This brawl goes up and down the runway, then to the back! Will Nick Aldis have to figure this out for next Friday Night SmackDown?

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark VS Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn!

The StrongEST Duo has looked near unstoppable in their relatively short reign, but here in Glasgow, it’s bubble bubble, double the trouble! The Queen of Spades & Hunter were very close, while we’ve seen The Wicked Witches of Scotland hold titles before. Will Bianca & Jade be the ones that weather the storm? Or will there be new champions one way or another?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who defies the odds!

This kind of Triple Threat allows one member of each team active at a time, tagging only to their partners. The teams sort out, and we start with Shayna, Isla and Bianca. Shayna shoves Bianca, fires off on Isla but Bianca fires off on them both! DORPKICK for Shayna, but Isla whips. Bianca reverses to TOSS Isla but Shayna BOOTS Bianca! Shayna whips, Bianca goes up and over, then she runs in to RAM into Shayna. Bianca goes up, rains down fists, and the fans count all the way to TEN! Then Bianca goes to 13, before she flips up and over Isla! Isla runs into Shayna, Bianca scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Shayna back suplexes, Bianca lands out!

Bianca O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Bianca goes up, says kiss this, and then flips up and over Shayna. Bianca then gets Shayna for a BIG back suplex! Bianca runs, handsprings and MOONSAULTS! Cover, Isla breaks it! Bianca BOOTS Isla away but Alba tags in! The fans fire up as Zoey tags in as well, and then Jade tags in! The fresh members all run up, Jade dodges but gets pinballed between kicks! She fires off but gets more kicks for it! Zoey wrenches to a wristlock, Alba fires body shots! They both wristlock Jade and work to power her down! Jade bridges all the way back! The fans rally, and Jade fights her way back up!

Alba & Zoey push but Jade SHOVES them both away! Then DOUBLE LARIATS! Jade DECKS Isla for good measure! Jade THRWOS Alba to a corner, SPLASHES Zoey, then SPLASHES Alba! Another SPLASH for Zoey, then a short arm LARIAT! Alba BOOTS back, goes up, but Jade ROCKS Alba! Jade then trophy lifts Alba, fireman’s carries, and Zoey runs up! Jade catches her, too! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! And a kip up on top! The fans are thunderous and Jade drags Alba up. Tag to Bianca, the champs have Alba for a double whip. They double hip toss into a DOUBLE SLAM! Isla runs up, into a scoop and SLAM!

Bianca and Jade coordinate, handspring and DOMINATOR SLAM! Zoey & Shayna run up, the champs dodge to DOUBLE BOOT! Then DOUBLE STALLING SUPLEXES! The fans cheer as we get a double kip up! Wakanda Forever, Black Girl Magic! The fans cheer as things cool off. The contenders all talk it out, and then Alba & Shayna run in. Bianca fires off on them but that’s 2v1! The contenders POST Bianca and she slumps down! Then the rest go after Jade! Jade fights them off but Shayna CLUBS her down! Fyre DIVES onto her! The fans fire up and then Shayna & Zoey DOUBLE SUPLEX Jade to the floor!

Isla runs up, METEORA onto Jade! The fans fire up for the lasses, then Shayna goes after Bianca. Shayna sits Bianca down, she tags ZOey and Fyre tags Isla. Isla HIP ATTACKS and says kiss that! Isla snapmares Bianca so Zoey can BOOT! Tag back to Shayna, Isla drags Bianca up, but then Zoey & Shayna sucker punch the lasses! The fans boo but this was gonna happen eventually. Shayna kicks Isla around, whips her to a corner, then runs in to KNEE! Tag to Zoey, Shayna sweeps the legs and Zoey slingshot SENTONS! Bianca is back up but Zoey LARIATS her down! Zoey tags Shayna back in. Shayna has Isla up and kicks a leg.

The fans rally for Isla but Shayna fires hands! Shayna whips, Isla reverses but Shayna dodges! Zoey sneaks a tag, Shayna sets Isla up, MISSILE DROPKICK! GUT WRENCH SLAM! Cover, TWO! Isla survives and the fans fire up! Shayna tags in, she and Zoey set Isla up. But Isla back drops Zoey away! Isla ROCKS Shayna, ELBOWS Zoey, hot tag to Fyre! Fyre dodges to fire forearms and SUPERKICKS! Wrench for Shayna, kick off Bianca, TORNADO DDT! The fans fire up with Fyre as she TOSSES Zoey out! Then she DUMPS Shayna out to join her! The former NXT UK Women’s Champion has everyone fired up as she goes up and up and ESCALARA CANNONBALLS!!

Fyre rises and the fans are with her! Fyre puts Shayna in, goes up a corner, and leaps again, MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, Bianca breaks it! Fyre stomps Bianca, drags her up, and TOSSES her out! Tag to Isla and they focus on Shayna. Isla reels Shayna in, but Shayna switches around to shove Isla into Fyre! Zoey CLUBS Fyre, goes up after her, and the two brawl! Shayna adds on, she and Zoey go up to grab Fyre. But Isla adds on! TOWER OF DOOM!! Shayna and Fyre writhe, but Zoey is still up top! Bianca ROCKS Zoey, goes up after her, but Zoey resists the lift! Bianca still powers through, to SUPERPLEX!

Both women have a rough landing and the ref checks. All five are down, but JADE rises up! The fans fire up as she calls to Bianca! Bianca hurries, hot tag to Jade! Jade springboards, but slips! She hurries back up to fire hands, then snap suplexes Shayna! Zoey runs up, into a SPINEBUSTER! SPINEBUSTER for Isla! Fyre leaps, but rana becomes a BOOT BOMB COMBO! But Shayna still KNEES the cover apart! KIRAFUDA KLUTCH!! Jade is fading, is she tapping? The ref might’ve missed that! Shayna clamps on even tighter, Jade is still shaking but she rises back up! Only to fade back out! The ref checks on Jade as the fans rally again!

Bianca is up top though! 450 SPLASH onto them both!! Shayna writhes from the impact, but Zoey is back to springboard! Bianca BODIES her! Shayna is up, Bianca ducks a kick to shove her! Jade ELBOWS Shayna, BOOTS her to Bianca, then they get Shayna up! DDT to the STORM PLEX!! But Isla drags Jade off the cover! GERMAN SUPLEX!! Cover on Shayna, ISLA & ALBA WIN!!!

Winners: Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn, by pinfall (NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

In a Triple Threat, it isn’t about doing the most damage, it’s about hitting at the right time! Scotland cheers for THEIR WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, will this celebration last all night long?

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Maxxine Dupri!

The Great Liberator didn’t realize how deeply selfish “Master Gable” could be, but those true colors showed when Sami retained the title in Montreal. Things have gotten very personal, but can Sami show The Academy that they don’t need Gable’s abusive coaching? Or will The Academy do whatever it takes to finally bring Gable gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we’ll see just what it takes to win the big one!

There’s QR Code creepiness, something about we were told to prepare, and then the bell rings. The fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” for Sami as he circles with Gable. The two tie up, go around, and end up on ropes. They go along the ropes, off the ropes, back on the ropes, then in a corner. Sami has Gable, the ref counts, and Sami lets off slowly. The fans sing for Sami with a different song, “Sami, Sami Zayn! Sami Zayn! Sami, Sami Zayn! LALALALA!” Gable and Sami reset, tie up again, and are in a deadlock. Sami uses his height, but Gable puts Sami in the corner. Sami turns it around, but Gable turns it back around.

The ref counts, Gable grinds his forearms in, but lets off at 4. The fans boo, the two reset, and feel things out. They tie up, Gable waistlocks, but Sami wrenches to a wristlock. Gable rolls, spins, and headlocks. Fans chant for Otis but Sami endures the headlock grind. Gable hits the takeover, Sami headscissors, but Gable kips free. Roles reverses, Sami hits the takeover and Gable headscissors, but now Sami kips free. The fans rally while Maxxine looks worried. Gable and Sami feel things out, tie up, and Gable headlocks. Sami powers up and out, drops down, then hurdles. Sami arm-drags Gable, arm-drags again, but Gable avoids the third! AKNLE LOCK!

Sami scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Gable lets off slowly, the fans chant “YOU SUCK!” Gable gives a shove as he lets off, and Sami storms up. Gable gets around, goes back to the headlock, but Sami powers out. Sami drops down, then TOSSES Gable up and out! The fans fire up as Sami builds speed, but Gable moves, so Sami Arabian Presses back in! The fans cheer as Sami eggs Gable on. Gable talks with Otis & Maxxine, and tells them to remember what he said. Gable storms up to the apron, then backs down. Sami rushes out, but Gable slides in! The fans cheer for Sami and Otis as they lock eyes! Sami tells Otis he doesn’t need Gable and Gable knows it.

Sami then goes back to Gable in the ring, and the two reset. They feel things out, Sami asks why Gable’s like this. Gable SLAPS! So Sami SLAPS! Gable swings, Sami ducks then SLAPS! Sami hits a takeover but Gable slips out to have the ANKLE LOCK! Sami gets the ROPEBREAK, but Gable KICKS the arm! Gable goes after the arm with knee drop after knee drop, then he SLAMS the arm on the mat. The fans taunt Gable, Sami shakes out his bad arm and goes to a corner. Gable wraps the arms around ropes, then CHOPS! Gable CHOPS again, then pulls on the arm! The ref counts, Gable lets off at 4, and Sami clutches the elbow.

Gable drags Sami up, hammerlocks that arm, then NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Sami is still in this but he shakes the arm out more. Gable storms around, drags Sami up by his arm and has a KEYLOCK! Sami endures, the fans rally, and Maxxine is even more worried than before. Sami fights up, claws at Gable’s face and throws body shots. Sami CLUBS Gable, whips him, but Gable reverses. Gable runs in but is put on the apron! Gable HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Sami falls down and the fans rally for Otis! Gable makes sure Otis has his eyes on the prize, then goes back into the ring.

Gable CHOPS Sami in a corner, climbs up and rains down fists! The fans taunt Gable as he pie faces Sami again and again. Gable CHOPS, ROCKS and fires off on Sami in the corner! The ref counts, Gable lets off and Sami sits down. Gable tells The Academy to watch, and then he runs in. Sami ELBOWS Gable! And BOOTS him! Sami goes up, leaps, AX HANDLE! The fans fire up as Sami goes up again, to AX HANDLE! The fans fire up more, and Sami CHOPS away on Gable! Sami rains down fists, the ref counts, so Sami lets off at 4. Sami shakes out the bad arm, drags Gable up and whips, but Gable reverses! Sami goes up and over, then clotheslines Gable up and out!

The fans fire up again and Sami goes to the apron. Sami mule kicks Gable, then ARABIAN PRESS SAULTS! Direct hit and down goes Gable! The fans fire up with Sami even more, and Sami drags Gable into the ring. Sami climbs up, leaps, but into a DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! The fans rally again but Gable waistlocks and deadlifts! Sami fights with elbows, switches, but Gable fires more elbows! Gable runs, but into a scoop and MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Sami managed that with one arm but it wasn’t enough to stop Gable! Sami rises, brings Gable around, but Gable fights the back suplex! Sami CLUBS Gable, tries again, but Gable goes for the bad arm!

Sami stays on his feet as they goa round, but Gable reels him in! POWERBOMB! Gable goes to a corner, DIVING HEADBUTT!! Cover, TWO!! Sami survives and Gable is beside himself! Gable drags Sami up, Sami throws elbows, but Gable still GERMAN SUPLEXES! And then GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Gable holds on, but Sami fights with elbows again! Sami switches, and he GERMAN SUPLEXES! Sami drags Gable up, to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Gable fights with elbows, switches, but Sami switches! They switch and switch and switch and then HALF ‘N’ HALF from Sami! Cover, TWO!! Gable survives and Sami is beside himself!

“This is Awesome!” as Sami and Gable both slowly rise. Gable and Sami grab each other by the hair, Sami HEADBUTTS! Gable fires a haymaker! They stand, the hands still fly, and Gable gets the edge! Sami fires back in kind! Gable fires another string of forearms but Sami gives back boxing elbows! But Gable grabs the arm! Takedown and CROSSFACE!! Sami endures and the fans rally up! Sami fights up, throws Gable off, and now has the CROSSFACE for his own!! Gable endures, the fans chant at him to tap, but Gable fights around! Gable grabs a leg, ANKLE LOCK!! Sami endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up!

Sami crawls forward, Gable tells fans to shut up, and Gable leans on the leg! Sami still fights, reaches out, and powers his way forward, but Gable drags Sami back! But Sami rolls to a somersault clutch, TWO!! Gable escapes and he storms back up on Sami! Gable gives crossface forearm after forearm! The fans sing for Sami but Gable nods to Otis. Gable goes out and he grabs the belt! The fans boo, the ref tells Gable to put that back. Gable says okay, okay, and he lets Maxxine hold the belt. Gable storms in, drags Sami up, and puts Sami on ropes. Gable CHOKES Sami, lets off, and this is the opening for The Academy!

The fans say don’t, and Maxxine hesitates! Maxxine can’t bring herself to do it! Gable gets mad at her now! Gable tells her to get over here! Maxxine steps forward, and Gable says they have talked about this over and over again. Sami goes to a corner, and he gears up! Sami runs in, Gable moves! Sami avoids hitting Maxxine! O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY!! Bridging cover, TWO!!! Sami escapes and Gable can’t believe it!! Gable is blaming Maxxine!? She almost got hit in all that! She apologizes all the same but Gable gets in her face! Maxxine pleads with Gable, but HERE COMES OTIS! Otis won’t let Gable get at Maxxine anymore!

The fans are thunderous as Otis is standing up to mean Gable, but then Sami FLIES! Gable pulls Otis into the way! Otis is down, Gable goes up! MOONSAULT onto Sami AND Otis!! Gable puts Sami in, having used his pawns! Gable goes up again, for a MOONSAULT, but Sami moves! CORNER EXPLODER! The fans are thunderous as Sami goes corner to corner and back again! But Gable bails out in time! The fans boo but Sami hobbles out after Gable. Sami SMACKS Gable off the desk, then whips again, but Gable reverses! Sami goes up, but Gable YANKS him down! ANKLE LOCK!! Sami flails, the ref reprimands, and Sami rolls to throw Gable, into Maxxine!!

Otis sees that, and is PISSED! The fans are thunderous and Gable says that wasn’t his fault! That was Sami’s! They gotta beat Sami! Gable slips into the ring, and he tells Otis to finish Sami! Otis hesitates, he knows Sami couldn’t have done that on purpose. And yet… Maxxine calls to Otis and tells him not to! But her leg gives out and so Otis goes to her side. The fans cheer as Otis does the right thing and gets Maxxine outta there. Gable is furious but Otis ignores his shouting. Gable is all alone, for a HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, Sami wins!!

Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall (still WWE Intercontinental Champion)

Gable’s grudge has pushed away everyone close to him, he only has himself to blame. And in the end, justice is served as Sami stands tall with the title! What is next for both of them now that this trilogy is over?

 

Backstage interview with Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn.

Cathy Kelley is with the NEW Women’s Tag Team Champions, and knows they are emotional after their big win. A career highlight to say the least, what does this mean to them? It means so much! They promised to win out, and they did. Those other four had zero chance when these two had ALL of Scotland behind them. And she means ALL of Scotland. No way were they letting anyone down tonight. And they plan on keeping these belts for a long, long time.

 

WWE Women’s Championship: Bayley VS Piper Niven w/ Chelsea Green!

The Role Model’s road back to the top this year started with the Royal Rumble, and ended with her dethroning Iyo Sky at WrestleMania 40. However, the Scottish Bonecrusher has been walking a much longer, much harder road just to get this moment. Will Piper add to Scotland’s wins tonight in front of her own friends and family? Or will Bayley show that not every hometown hero gets a happy ending?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the face of this women’s division!

The bell rings and the fans still sing for Bayley while she circles with Piper. They step up, the fans fire up more, and then Bayley shoves Piper. Piper fires off and Bayley hits back! The fans cheer, Bayley headlocks, but Piper powers out to run Bayley over! Bayley flounders to a corner, Chelsea talks smack, and Bayley gets back up. Bayley goes for a leg but Piper scoops Bayley to SLAM her! Bayley bails out, Piper distracts the ref, and Chelsea SLAPS Bayley! Chelsea talks more smack but Bayley storms up on her! Piper goes out to get in Bayley’s way, so Bayley fires forearms! Piper throws hands, then HEADBUTTS Bayley down!

The fans rally for Piper, she puts Bayley in, but Bayley comes back to waistlock. Piper runs to buck the O’Coner, then runs, but Bayley avoids the splash! Piper sits up, Bayley fires hands! Bayley CLUBS Piper, CLUBS her again, then CLUBS again! Bayley runs but Chelsea swipes at her! So Bayley STOMPS Chelsea’s hand! Chelsea protests to the ref but the ref says she shouldn’t be on the apron. Chelsea gets all mad at the ref, pushing and pulling at him, so the ref EJECTS Chelsea! The fans love that! Chelsea is furious but the fans sing “Hey Hey Hey~, Goodbye~!” Piper is upset but she runs up on Bayley. Bayley gets around, roll up, TWO!

Bayley SHOTGUNS Piper down and Piper goes to a corner. Bayley storms up, brings Piper out, but Piper scoops! Bayley slips to the apron, RAMS into Piper, then reels her into the ropes. Piper throws body shots in return, then HOTSHOTS Bayley! Bayley falls to the floor, the fans fire up, and Piper goes out to the apron. Piper lines up a shot, to CANNONBALL! The fans fire up with Piper and this Scottish steamroller storms back over to Bayley. Piper puts Bayley in, lines up another one, and KICKS Bayley in the side. Bayley flounders, but Piper SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Bayley survives but Piper keeps her cool.

Piper looms over Bayley, Bayley fires body shots and forearms! Piper HEADBUTTS Bayley right down! Piper steadies herself, then she storms back up on Bayley. Bayley rises but Piper whips her to a corner. Piper runs up to SPLASH! Piper whips corner to corner, runs in and hits a BACK ELBOW! And a LARIAT! Bayley slumps in the corner, Piper whips her corner to corner again. Bayley manages to slips out and Piper hits buckles! Bayley bumps Piper off buckles, fires some HEADBUTTS in return, but Piper SMACKS Bayley off the corner! The fans rally up, Piper drags Bayley up, and suplexes her back in hard! Cover, TWO!

Bayley survives again but Piper seethes. Piper kicks Bayley around, drags her up, and the fans sing for Piper now. Piper reels Bayley in, suplexes, but Bayley fights that to a DDT! Piper tumbles out of the ring and the fans rally up again. Bayley builds speed and DIVES! Piper staggers then drops to a knee, but Bayley gets her up. Piper RAMS Bayley into the apron! Bayley slumps down again, Piper puts her in the ring, but Bayley gets Piper in the ropes! Piper still RAMS Bayley into a corner! Piper CLUBS Bayley, but Bayley powers Piper through ropes! Bayley kicks away on Piper, lets off as the ref counts, and then goes up for a GUILLOTINE HOTSHOT!

Piper flounders in the ropes, Bayley goes up again! GUILLOTINE ELBOW DROP! Piper falls into the ring, Bayley goes back up! CANNONBALL! Bayley pushes Piper into the drop zone, goes back up, and MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO!! Piper survives and the fans fire up! Both women slowly rise, Piper staggers to a corner. Bayley runs corner to corner, but into an URENAGE! Piper then SENTONS again! Cover, TWO!! Bayley survives another flattening and Piper is beside herself! The fans fire up again and Piper rises. Piper drags Bayley into a drop zone, goes up the corner and has Glasgow behind her! But Bayley gets up first!

Bayley follows Piper up, CLUBS away, but Piper hits with elbows! Bayley falls back, Piper adjusts, but Bayley returns! SUPER BAYLEY2BELLY!! But both women are down and here comes NACHO CHELSEA! The ref knows it’s still THE Chelsea, but he misses Bayley make the cover! The ref sees it now, counts, TWO!! Bayley WRECKS Chelsea with a dropkick, then throws her into barriers! Bayley hurries to get Piper up, hooks her in, but Piper wrenches free! Scoop and PIPER VIPER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Bayley shocks everyone but the fans are thunderous! Piper drags Bayley back to a drop zone and she goes up top!

But Bayley DRPOKICKS the legs out! Piper stumbles out, Bayley runs in, but into a SCRAPBUSTER to the floor!! The fans rally even harder as Piper gets Bayley back in the ring. Piper storms in after Bayley, to SENTON FLOP as Bayley moves! Bayley hurries to hook Piper up but Piper powers out to HEADBUTT! Bayley runs up, tilt-o-whirl, CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, BAYLEY WINS!!

Winner: Bayley, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s Champion)

Scotland can’t believe that Piper couldn’t pull it off! They’ve gone 1-1 tonight, will Drew McIntyre help them get back up? As for Bayley, she’s gonna head for SummerSlam now, will Nia Jax succeed where Piper failed?

 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest VS Drew McIntyre!

This is the moment of truth. The Punisher being Senor Money in the Bank took this title at WrestleMania 40 after The Scottish Warrior took his eye off the ball. But now, in his home country, McIntyre could have his fairytale ending, the perfect moment he could never have even dreamed of. And best of all, Judgment Day is banned from ringside, so it will be all about champion VS challenger! Will Priest prove he doesn’t need pawns to stay on the throne? Or will McIntyre finally make this HIS kingdom?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly championship material!

The bell rings and the fans are already singing for “OH~, Drew McIntyre~!” Priest and McIntyre stare down, the fans change up the song, and the two tie up. They’re in a deadlock, go back and forth, and then McIntyre puts Priest in a corner. McIntyre then THROWS Priest away! The fans fire up as McIntyre flexes! Priest brushes that off, gets up, but McIntyre LARIATS! And LARIATS! Then dodges to clothesline Priest up and out! McIntyre builds speed to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Priest in a heap! The fans are thunderous as McIntyre rises up! McIntyre stands Priest up to CHOP, then clinches. Priest CLAWS the eyes!

Priest POSTS McIntyre, then brings him around to RAM into the barriers! The fans still rally for McIntyre but Priest soaks up the heat. Priest puts McIntyre in the ring, storms up the ropes, and FLYING FOREARMS! McIntyre staggers while Priest swaggers. Priest taunts the fans that this is their guy, then runs up to STINGER- NO! McIntyre catches Priest and brings him out! Priest throws elbows, but McIntyre CHOPS! And ROCKS! McIntyre whips, Priest reverses and ROKCS McIntyre! Priest runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife bridge, TWO! Priest stays in this but McIntyre stays focused.

McIntyre looms over Priest, brings him up, and CHOPS! Priest is stinging but McIntyre ROCKS him! The fans continue to swing, but Priest clinches for a FLATLINER! McIntyre flounders to a corner, but Priest runs corner to corner, STINGER SPLASH! Priest brings McIntyre in to suplex, BROKEN ARROW! Cover, TWO! McIntyre stays in this and Priest is annoyed. Priest drags McIntyre up but McIntyre CHOPS! Priest knees low, ROCKS him with a right, then runs up on McIntyre, but McIntyre BOOTS! McIntyre goes up and out?! Priest gets under the leap, McIntyre rolls through, and then he scoops! MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!

Priest stays in this but McIntyre keeps calm. McIntyre watches Priest rise, then reels him in to underhook! But Priest fights free of Future Shock and bails out! The fans boo but McIntyre storms out after Priest! And SMACKS him off the desk! And then throws him into the hydration station! The fans cheer that, then McIntyre CHOPS! Priest leans against the steel steps but McIntyre promises more. McIntyre puts Priest in the ring, ROCKS him, and ROCKS him again! GLASGOW- ROUNDHOUSE! Priest intercepts the kiss with a foot! Priest runs and LEAPS, but the ropes trip him up! Priest is stuck, so McIntyre fires off stomps!

The fans cheer as McIntyre is all fired up! The ref works to free Priest but McIntyre makes sure Cole knows how he feels. McIntyre goes up the apron, wonders what’s wrong, and steps inside. He can’t win the title like this! McIntyre drags Priest up, undoes the rope tangle, then CHOPS! Priest sits down, McIntyre drags him back up. Deadlift suplex! Cover, TWO! Priest stays in this, but McIntyre stays on him. McIntyre pulls on the ponytail, then CHOPS! Priest hobbles, McIntyre whips, but Priest holds ropes! Priest BOOTS back, shakes out the legs, then LARIATS! Priest snarls and brings down the straps, but fans boo.

Priest says he’ll end this now, and waits on McIntyre to stand. But McIntyre blocks the choke grip! McIntyre swings, Priest dodges, but then McIntyre POSTS him! Underhooks, FUTURE SHOCK! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives but the fans fire up for McIntyre. McIntyre watches Priest sit back up then go to a corner. McIntyre runs up to CHOP! McIntyre whips corner to corner, but Priest BOOTS McIntyre down! Priest hobbles a bit more, shakes the bad leg out, then tells off the fans. Priest climbs a corner, but McIntyre rises to ROCK him first! And CHOP! The fans “WOO~!” and McIntyre climbs up to get Priest.

McIntyre fires hands, then tells Priest up his! But Priest slips out of the fireman’s carry to CLUB McIntyre! Priest gets the crucifix, and on one leg, RAZOR’S EDGE!! Cover, TWO!! Priest is beside himself but the fans cheer as McIntyre stays in this! Priest shakes out the bad leg, eggs McIntyre on, and McIntyre says UP YOURS! They throw hands back and forth, the fans all cheering when McIntyre hits but booing Priest. The two stand, still throw shots, and they pick up speed! It’s a scrap and the fans love it! McIntyre gets the edge with those windmill shots, but Priest ROCKS McIntyre right back! McIntyre staggers, but ROCKS Priest!

Priest wobbles, but he ROCKS McIntyre again! Then he KICKS, KICKS, and ROLLING- GLASGOW KISS!! But Priest ROUNDHOUSES! The bad leg limits him a bit, but he ROLLING ROUNDHOUSES! McIntyre stays on his feet, eggs Priest on, then ducks a kick to hit a NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up while both men are down! McIntyre builds up energy, and the fans can feel it! KIP UP! The Hydro reaches a new level as McIntyre shakes the ropes! But Priest bails out, even before the countdown! McIntyre storms over, but Priest trips him! Priest drags McIntyre out, but get a GLASGOW KISS! McIntyre runs up, CLAYMORE!! Priest goes through barriers!!

The fans are losing their minds, and McIntyre drags Priest up from the wreckage. The ring count is climbing, but McIntyre pushes Priest in at 5 of 10. McIntyre says let’s try this again. McIntyre aims from a corner, “THREE! TWO! ONE!” CLAY- HCOKE GRIPO! SOUTH OF HEAVEN!!! But Priest can’t cover!! He has to crawl over, covers, TWO!!! McIntyre survives because of the delay and the fans are loving it! Priest is frustrated, but “This is Awesome!” Priest drags himself up with ropes, then he storms after McIntyre. Priest hoists McIntyre up top, CHOPS, then CHOPS again! Priest climbs, but McIntyre CHOPS back!

McIntyre HEADBUTTS Priest away, adjusts, but Priest GAMANGIRIS! The bad leg makes that tricky, but then he tells the ref to back off. Priest goes up, to SUPER STEINER!! Priest hobbles, into a CLAYMORE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Priest survives and no one can believe it, least of all McIntyre! The fans rally up, they want McIntyre to hit another one! McIntyre nods and he rises up again. McIntyre stands Priest up, then OVERHEAD SUPLEXES! Priest flounders, McIntyre hurries after him and stands him back up. McIntyre CHOPS, Priest wobbles, and another clinch! Priest fights with fists, but McIntyre RAMS him into a corner!

The ref avoids getting hit but now he’s hobbling! Priest BELL CLAPS, gets around, but McIntyre SHOVES Priest into the ref!! CLAY- POWERBOMB!! Priest choke grips, SOUTH OF- NO, McIntyre slips free! CLAYMORE!!! Cover, but there’s no ref to count!! McIntyre would’ve won by now, twice over! Wait, a second ref slides in, but stops?!? THAT’S CM PUNK!!!!! He says deuces, Drew! McIntyre says you son of a… McIntyre grabs Punk by the THROAT, but Punk LOW BLOWS McIntyre!! Punk bails outta there while fans boo! Priest is up, the other ref is up, choke grip! SOUTH OF HEAVEN!!!! Cover, Priest wins!

Winner: Damian Priest, by pinfall (still WWE World Heavyweight Champion)

McIntyre claimed it was Punk’s fault at WrestleMania, but he can definitely blame Punk this time! Will Punk pay dearly for this? Priest survives thanks to the Second City Saint, but now The King of the Ring, Gunther, will be coming for him at SummerSlam. Will Priest definitely need some back up against Der Ring General? Or will they #ALLRISE in The Land?


My Thoughts:

An awesome Clash at the Castle, even if the Glasgow crowd wasn’t all that happy in the end. The moment Alba & Isla won the tag titles, I had a bad feeling McIntyre wasn’t going to win his match. That was an awesome match, but Priest getting stuck in the ropes was a scary moment. Hopefully he’s okay, that definitely had to suck. But a very clever move to have a ref spot and CM Punk to be the second ref. And they framed the shot so perfect to be a plot twist for us watching at home. Again, the crowd wasn’t happy about it but that’s just good storytelling for this ongoing McIntyre VS Punk feud. If McIntyre doesn’t give Punk like three Claymores before winning at SummerSlam, it won’t be enough payback.

But what a great moment for Alba & Isla to win here. The Women’s Tag Triple Threat was maybe a little too fast and too furious as Jade did botch that springboard attack, but she didn’t let it bother her. And then great use of the Triple Threat format for Alba & Isla to snipe the win, this can definitely turn into a feud between the Raw teams while Jade & Bianca maybe have to fight back up on SmackDown, or maybe even fall apart as a team. Really, anything can happen now. And as great as Piper was tonight, for the same reasons as McIntyre not winning, Piper did not win because Bayley is getting on that underdog Face champ track again, heading for SummerSlam and Nia Jax at full speed.

Great stuff in the Intercontinental Championship. It wasn’t quite how I saw it going, but Otis coming so close to hitting Gable was really good, and Otis rising above to worry more about Maxxine than anything else was a good move. Gable loses again, surely won’t get another title shot, but might end up having a match with Otis to kinda determine if Otis breaks free or is forever under Gable’s command. Sami can face just about anyone between here and SummerSlam, but I’m thinking it’s either Bron Breakker or Ilja Dragunov given how those two are bringing the intensity, which Sami can certainly match when he really wants to.

And then that I Quit match, as an opener that was like, 40 minutes I think, that was some great stuff. Naturally Cody found a way to bleed, and they got Mama Rhodes in on the action in a great way. But I do feel Styles giving up to the steel steps being brought in was a bit anticlimactic and abrupt. Maybe they realized they were going long and didn’t want to take the entire first hour just to get all the plot points in. But as great as Styles is, of course Cody was retaining here. Maybe, just maybe, Styles tries to win MITB for that one last chance, but he’ll have to qualify first so we’ll see how that goes. Meanwhile, Bloodline making their presence known, you can bet we’ll get a Six Man Tag of Solo, Tama & Loa VS Cody, Randy & Kevin, and we probably get Solo VS Cody for MITB.

My Score: 9/10


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