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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (8/7/23)

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Ricochet VS Tommaso Ciampa VS Matt Riddle VS Chad Gable; Gable wins and will challenge Gunther for the title.
  • Shinsuke Nakamura VS Bronson Reed; Nakamura wins.
  • Shayna Baszler VS Zoey Stark; Shayna wins.
  • Otis w/ Maxxine Dupri VS Ludwig Kaiser w/ Giovanni Vinci; Ludwig wins.
  • The Viking Raiders w/ Sarah Logan VS The New Day; The New Day wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins & Sami Zayn Shinsuke Nakamura VS The Judgment Day w/ Rhea Ripley; Cody, Rollins & Nakamura win.

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Raw is commercial free for the first hour!

 

Cody Rhodes is here!

Minneapolis fires up for the American Nightmare and sings along with his song, “WHOA~ OH!” Fans then chant for “CODY! CODY! CODY!” as he stands in the ring with the mic. Cody fires the fans up a little more, soaks in their praise a little more, then says, “So, Minneapolis… Whaddya wanna talk about?” He thinks we should talk about one of their own. About a Beast that had his claws sharpened, here, that was educated here, that became champion here, the University of Minnesota’s own Brock Lesnar.” Fans cheer that! Cody says he has had the privilege, the honor and the misery of standing across from the Beast, and surviving him.

But what happened next, Cody could never have imagined. He throws it to footage from SummerSlam, of Brock Lesnar shaking Cody’s hand in respect. Cody had a conversation with his mom this morning, and shared his shock at this exact moment. She told Cody, “Dummy! Don’t you know what just happened? Brock Lesnar… acknowledged you.” After SummerSlam, Cody feels on top of the world, like he could beat anybody in the world! And here comes Seth Rollins! He stomps his way out in yellow Astro Boy boots that are also part crocs…? And fans sing along, “WHOA~ OH~ OHH~!” as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring.

Rollins and Cody stare down and Rollins gets a mic. Fans sing “WHOA~ OH~ OHHH~!” Rollins then shouts to Minneapolis, “Welcome to Monday Night Rollins!” And last time Rollins was here to address the future of the WHC, Cody was the first man to walk down the aisle and get in Rollins’ face. SO consider this Rollins returning the favor. Now, did Rollins hear Cody right when he said he feels like he can beat anyone in the world? If that’s the case, why not put that to the test? Fans love that idea! But wait, here comes Damian Priest! And the rest of Judgment Day, minus Finn Balor…

Fans boo as Priest tells those two are apparently confused. Because for some reason, they think they run Monday Night Raw! Rhea Ripley says they don’t! The Judgment Day, THEY run Raw! And speaking of things Rollins and Cody don’t do… They don’t dictate what happens with championships around here, the Judgment Day do! More specifically, Senor Money in the Bank does! And look what we have here. They have the most dominant Women’s World Champion, Rhea Ripley! Fans do cheer Mami. The North American Champion, Dominik Mysterio! Fans DO boo Dom!

And Cody says he’s done with the Beast, but Dirty Dom ain’t done with Cody. Cody says he’s a workhorse, but DOM is the workhorse! He’ll defend his title live on NXT, but what’s Cody doing? Dom gets in Cody’s face, but then backs up to take the mic. Fans already start booing as Dom says, “You…” Rollins laughs, but FINN ATTACKS FROM BEHIND! Finn and the boys mug Rollins and Cody! Fans boo even more, Finn stomps Rollins but here comes SAMI ZAYN! Sami slides in, and he fires off on Priest! Fans fire up as Sami dodges Priest to clothesline! Sami ELBOWS Dom, Cody hits a CODY CUTTER on Dom!!

Finn runs in into a kick, a RHODES UPPERCUT, and a BOOT! Rollins’ Astro Boy boots get some! Fans fire up as Cody gets a mic and he dares the Judgment Day to step up! He has a solution for ALL of this! There’s three of them, and there’s three in the ring! Tonight, in Minneapolis, Cody, his friend Sami, and the World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Freakin’ Rollins, take on the Judgment Day! Rollins is a bit surprised but the Judgment Day is ready for it! Will the Visionary be able to work with the American Nightmare to get rid of some common enemies?

 

Ricochet talks with Adam Pearce backstage.

He knows Pearce knows, and the whole world knows, Logan Paul cheated to win! Pearce says yes, he did. Then what’s happening now? An apology. The ref’s decision is final, but Pearce agrees, that ending doesn’t sit right with him. But that was Saturday. This meeting is about tonight. More men walk in, and it’s Chad Gable, Tommaso Ciampa and Matt Riddle. Pearce explains to all four that tonight, the four of them may be feeling things haven’t been going right for them. BUT, remember that you are all a moment away from greatness. So tonight, he wants to present them all with another chance at a moment.

Tonight, Fatal 4 Way, the winner faces Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship. So he wants them all to seize the moment. Ricochet says sorry to the other three, they got him on a bad night. Ciampa says no one loves a title like he loves a title. May the best man, or bro, win. Riddle says yeah, all good over here, bro. He’ll dedicate this to Drew McIntyre. SHOOOOOSH! Please. Tonight, we’re in Gable’s neck of the woods. Minnesota born and raised. So what better way to celebrate by beating three bros so he can teach Gunther a lesson he’ll never forget? A THANK YEW! Well, welcome home, bro.

WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Ricochet VS Tommaso Ciampa VS Matt Riddle VS Chad Gable w/ The Alpha Academy!

The One and Only got clocked by brass knuckles from the ImPAULsive Maverick, but he could rebound in a big way! Will the King of Flight be aimed at Der Ring General? Will the Psycho Killer get a new “Goldie” in his life? Will the Bro get one more go at Gunther? Or will Minnesota’s own get his own rematch with Imperium’s leader?

The bell rings and the four watch each other. Ciampa swings, Gable waistlocks, Ricochet headlocks Riddle. Ciampa elbows Gable, Riddle shoves Ricochet and Ricochet Tiger Wall Kicks off Ciampa! Gable headlocks Ciampa, Riddle waistlocks Ricochet. Now Ricochet elbows free and Ciampa shoves. Gable runs Ricochet over, dodges Riddle and he ROCKS Ciampa! Ricochet headlocks, Riddle powers out, things speed up, Ricochet stops himself, Riddle sunset flips! Gable ghost pins! Ciampa Oklahoma Rolls! Ricochet stacks! All four men get out of a pin and fans fire up! The four reset, and Gable has them hear the fans chant his name! “A THANK YEW!”

Ciampa KNEES Ricochet, throws him into Gable, and then fires off on Riddle! Ciampa CHOPS, Gable throws hands on Ricochet, Riddle blocks a kick to an ANKLE LOCK! Gable does the same! Ricochet and Ciampa scramble, DOUBLE ROPEBREAK! Ricochet and Ciampa get out, Gable and Riddle back up and bump into each other. Fans rally as the two circle and fist bump. They tie up, Gable gets a leg, waistlocks, but Riddle slips around. Gable slips back around, Riddle rolls free but Gable gator rolls. Riddle dumps Gable but Gable rolls him up, and Riddle gets away! Fans rally, Ciampa gets in to send Riddle into Gable!

Ciampa BOOTS Gable, BOOTS Riddle, stomps Riddle, then TOSSES Gable! Ricochet springboards in, FLYING LARIAT! And STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Ricochet brings Ciampa up and fireman’s carries. Ciampa slips off, Ricochet ducks a roundhouse! Riddle blocks Ricochet’s kick to FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cradle cover, Gable breaks it! Fans fire up as Gable Canadian Racks Ricochet to hit a DOMINATOR! Cover, Ciampa breaks it! Ciampa reels Gable in, but Gable slips free of the bomb! Only for Ciampa to get him in a REVERSE DDT! Cover, Ricochet breaks it!

Ricochet swings, misses, and Ciampa ROLLING ELBOWS! Ciampa underhooks, FAIRY- NO, Ricochet slips out, fireman’s carries, and DETONATION KICKS! Cover, TWO! Ricochet paces around, gets Ciampa to a drop zone, and then goes up top! Fans fire up, but Riddle springs up after him! Riddle CLUBS away on Ricochet, goes up after him, but then Ciampa adds on! And then Gable joins in!! TRIPLE GERMAN SUPERPLEX!!! All four men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! But Gunther is watching backstage, more amused like an adult watching children play than a champion worried about contenders.

“This is Awesome!” as all four men stir. Gable rises, ‘A THANK YEW~” and he drags Ciampa up,. Ciampa denies the O’Conner but Gable gets under the boot to ANKLE LOCK!! Ciampa endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK, but Gable doesn’t have to let go! Gable drags Ciampa back! Riddle FINAL FLASH KNEES Gable! And then POWERBOMBS! And then flips Gable over for another FINAL FLASH! Cover, TWO but then Ricochet RUNNING SHOOTING STARS! Riddle clinches Ricochet, BROSPLODER! Ciampa BOOTS Riddle, reels him in, ripcord and- NO, Riddle ducks to ripcord, FINAL FLASH!

Ciampa goes to a corner, Riddle storms up and hoists him up top! Riddle CHOPS Ciampa, climbs up, and fans rally for the “BRO! BRO! BRO!” Riddle goes to the very top, for a SUPER DUPER PLEX!! Both men are down, Gable DIVING SPLASHES while Ricochet SHOOTING STAR PRESSES! But both get knees!! Riddle and Ciampa cradle cover, TWO!!! Gable and Ricochet both get out of this and fans are thunderous! The four stir as fans again declare “THIS IS AWESOME!” Gable hits Ciampa, Riddle hits Ricochet, they each hit back. And then Ricochet hits Ciampa! And CHOPS Riddle! CHOPS go around the circle, as do forearms.

This brawl divides into Ricochet and Gable, Riddle and Ciampa. Ciampa blocks a kick to bend toes! And then stomps toes! Ricochet fires body shots, Ciampa sends Riddle out. Gable clotheslines Ricochet out! Then he dodges Ciampa, but Riddle dumps him out! Riddle ROCKS Ciampa, FLOATING BRO ATTACK onto Gable! But Ciampa catches Riddle on the return, WILLOW’S BELL!! Ricochet FLIES onto Gable!! Ricochet hurries back up, he springboards, but Ciampa KNEES him outta the sky! PROJECT CIAMPA!! Cover, TWO!!! Ciampa can’t believe it, and then Riddle PENALTY KICKS him! To then scoop and BRO DEREK!! Cover, Gable DIVING HEADBUTTS!!

Fans fire up as Gable saves this match more for himself than for Ciampa! All four men are down again but the fans rally up behind their guy! Gable rises, and he CHOPS Riddle! Riddle throws a forearm, Gable gives it back, and repeat! Gable ducks a roundhouse, O’Conner Roll into CHAOS- RECOIL!! So Gable gest Ricochet! CHAOS- KOTARO KRUSHER from Ciampa!! So Gable gets Ciampa, CHAOS THEORY!!! Bridging cover, GABLE WINS!!!

Winner: Chad Gable, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship)

All the fans join in on “A THANK YEW~!” But Gunther chuckles. He beat Gable just last week, though it was a hard fought match. Will Gable prove he can pull off the Herculean task of dethroning Der Ring General?

 

Cody talks with Sami backstage.

Cody hopes he wasn’t being presumptuous calling for that Six Man Tag. Sami says no, he’s fine, he wanted this. But then Seth walks in and says he sees how it is! Cody wants to go out there, make decisions for Rollins, and talk strategy behind his back! Oh, c’mon! It’s not like Rollins had a match tonight. Doesn’t he want this match? Yes, but not with Cody as a teammate! Sami has them calm down. They all need to take a breath. Sami knows there’s history and tension here, and just… a lot. He doesn’t expect them to solve their problems overnight, but they have a chance to do something tonight.

Sami isn’t sure about Seth, but Sami is sick of dealing with The Judgment Day. He has been dealing with them for months, as has Seth. Now, they put Sami’s Undisputed Tag Team Championships in jeopardy, they injured Sami’s tag partner, Kevin Owens. Kevin is Sami’s friend, he’s Cody’s friend, and he’s Seth’s friend. Kevin is on the shelf cuz of them! These three here, three of the very best, can stand side by side and deal with the Judgment Day once and for all! So can they do it? Can they get past this just for tonight? Cody’s cool. Is Seth cool? Seth takes a moment, and he says yeah, he’s cool. Seth leaves, Cody leaves, and Sami isn’t sure if this is going to work.

 

The Miz is on the phone.

He says he’s gonna get outta here as soon as possible, Minneapolis is a dump. And he tells the staffers they have three minutes. Actually, Miz, you need to wait. Wait? For what? LA Knight is getting his pictures taken as the winner of the Slim Jim Battle Royal! Miz is annoyed. One battle royal and now Miz has to wait? Adam Pearce is gonna hear about this! Miz storms off, is the Hollywood A-Lister gonna have beef with the Mega Star?

 

Shinsuke Nakamura VS Bronson Reed!

The King of Strong Style may not have won the Slim Jim Battle Royal, but he is going to brush that off in exchange for chasing a bigger prize. And by bigger, it’s COLOSSAL! Will Nakamura find away to finally bring down Auszilla? Or will Bronson bring another Tsunami with him?

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally up as both men feel things out. They tie up, Reed powers Nakamura to ropes, but lets off slowly. Nakamura resets and circles with Reed again. They tie up, and Reed pushes Nakamura to a corner. Reed lets off slowly again, then pats Nakamura on the head. Nakamura is annoyed and he storms up. Reed headlocks, Nakamura throws body shots and powers out, only for Reed to run him over! Fans boo but Reed just smirks as he mocks Nakamura’s “C’MON~!” Nakamura BOOTS Reed! And fires off fast hands! And then knees! Fans fire up as Nakamura drags Reed down to throw more knees!

Nakamura stomps Reed, Reed ducks the buzzsaw and waistlocks, but Nakamura elbows free. Nakamura runs but Reed ELBOWS him down! Reed grins, paces around Nakamura, and then drags him up. Fans rally, Reed HEADBUTTS Nakamura to a corner, and then RAMS into him! And again! And again! Fans chant for Nakamura but Reed brings him out. Nakamura fires off fast hands but Reed ROCKS Nakamura! And CLUBS him down! Reed flexes but fans boo, and Reed drags Nakamura up again. Reed fireman’s carries, but Nakamura slips to sunset flip! But Reed stays up! HIP DROP but Nakamura moves!

Nakamura keeps moving and he SLIDING KNEES Reed down! Nakamura drags Reed around, runs, and SLIDING KICKS! Reed goes to a corner and Nakamura storms up to give Reed BAD VIBRATIONS! Fans fire up and now Nakamura says, “C’MON~!” Reed runs in, but into a GAMANGIRI! Reed bails out, Nakamura runs and baseball slides! Reed is sent into the desk! Nakamura goes out and drags Reed up, but that’s a lot of dead weight. But Reed shoves Nakamura away and gets int he ring. Nakamura hurries in, then ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into a scoop! Nakamura slips free and runs again, but into a BODY CHECK!

And then Reed JUMP ELBOW DROPS! Nakamura sputters as he goes to the apron. Reed storms over that way, but Nakamura ROUNDHOUSES him! Reed BODY CHECKS Nakamura off the apron! Fans boo but Reed smiles and Raw goes picture in picture.

Reed eggs Nakamura on but the ref has him stay in the ring. Reed grins, Nakamura sits up and sputters, and Reed again mocks “C’MON~!” The ring count climbs but Nakamura slides in, only for Reed to stomp him! And stand on him! The ref counts, Reed lets off, and then he CHOKES Nakamura! The ref counts again, Reed lets off, and Reed soaks up the heat as he flexes. Reed goes back to Nakamura, clamps on with a neck wrench, and he leans on the hold to really press Nakamura down! Nakamura endures, fights up to his feet, but Reed waistlocks and throws him right down! Reed keeps on Nakamura with a rear bearhug!

Nakamura endures, reaches out, but Reed keeps him back. Nakamura fights up, throws elbows, and then PELES! Reed wobbles, Nakamura runs, but into a BOOT! Reed brushes his shoe off, goes back to Nakamura, and he drags Nakamura into a chinlock. Nakamura endures all over again as Reed squeezes tight and leans on him. Nakamura fights as Raw returns to single picture. Nakamura kicks and kicks and kicks! Reed wobbles, but he HEADBUTTS back! And then scoops, but Nakamura slips off! Nakamura waistlocks but Reed’s too big to lift! Reed elbows free, Nakamura goes to a corner, Reed runs in but into a BOOT!

Reed wobbles, Nakamura goes up to FLYING KNEE! Direct hit and both men are down! Fans rally up behind Nakamura as he pounds the mat. Reed swings but Nakamura fires off counter punches! And a strike fest! Nakamura KICKS and KICKS, Reed blocks but Nakamura ENZIGURIS! Nakamura whips, Reed blocks and reverses! Nakamura ducks ‘n’ dodges to DYNAMIC DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Reed just gets that arm up and Nakamura grows frustrated. Fans fire up as Nakamura goes to a corner and hops up top. Nakamura aims, leaps, but Reed catches him! Ripcord and POWERSLAM! Nakamura writhes while Reed rises up.

Reed snarls, he drags Nakamura up, and then reels him in. Reed says thumbs down, and he hauls Nakamura up, RUNNING POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Nakamura survives being thrown into the Black Forest! But he’s in the drop zone, and Reed goes up! Nakamura hurries to GAMANGIRI! Reed is stuck up top, Nakamura gives him a TOP SHELF KNEE! Nakamura then aims, runs in, but into a fireman’s carry! JAGGED EDGE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Nakamura survives again and Reed is shocked! Fans rally up but Reed snarls. Reed drags Nakamura up, gives another thumbs down, but Nakamura escapes the bomb!

Reed ducks the roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! Reed still stays up, and he LARIATS in return! Reed drags Nakamura to a drop zone now and he goes up top! TSUNAMI FLOPS!!! Nakamura BLINDSIDE KINSHASAS!! And then Nakamura aims again, runs back in, FRONT KINSHASA!! Cover, Nakamura wins!!

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall

The tide was high but Nakamura rode that wave to victory! Will the King of Strong Style finally find his way to the top?

 

Adam Pearce checks in with WWE Medical.

The doctor tells him and Raquel Rodriguez that she has to understand this is a serious injury. She just isn’t ready yet. Pearce appreciates that, and he tells Raquel that this is the doctor’s decision. Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell are also here as moral support for their friend. Raquel is close, but just not yet. Pearce leaves, Candice & Indi say it’s best to be at 100% before facing Rhea. But how long of a road does Raquel have?

 

Maxxine Dupri is on the phone.

She is SO excited for Coach Gable tonight. And “Otise” is so good for them. Plus, don’t forget to grab ice. Okay, see you soon, kisses. Maxxine finishes her call with whoever, and Ludwig Kaiser walks over. What a pleasant surprise to see her here. What is HE doing here? He just wants to congratulate Gable on that amazing victory, and to let him know that Gunther is already looking forward to wiping the ring mat all over with Gable’s body again. Ew. Get out of their locker room! Okay, but before that, Kaiser wants to let her know, he has had his eyes on her the last few weeks and he has to say, she has all the potential in the world.

But what she must understand is that some people around here are just better than others. Look at Kaiser! European elegance! A+ aesthetics, A+ EVERYTHING! And then there’s Otis. “Big, disgusting freak!” Maxxine SLAPS Kaiser! Well, okay, he likes- Otis!? He asks Ludwig what he’s doing in their locker room. Get his eyes off Maxxine and get in the ring with Otis tonight. Otis will make it so the pretty boy isn’t so pretty anymore. Ludwig says okay, he’ll see Otis and Maxxine out there.

 

Becky Lynch is here!

Minneapolis just entered The Big Time! The Man is preparing for her real rematch with Trish Stratus next week in Canada, but what will she have to say about it? We hear that, after the break.

Raw returns and fans cheer Becky on. “The Man has come around to Minneapolis!” Fans cheer, and Becky says that she is so close to the end. “It has been months of doing everything in my power, I have been fighting, I have been talking, I have been scratching, clawing, winning, losing, overcome obstacles and failing again… And I am tired.” Becky is tired and weary, but she is hopeful and ready to put an end to this saga, this charade, when she FINALLY gets her rematch next week, 1v1, with Trish Stratus! Fans like the sound of that!

Becky says the greatest of that generation VS the greatest of this generation, and the next and the next and the one after that until infinity, with NO interference from Zoey Stark! No looking over her shoulders, just throwing digs and tossing pigs! But wait, here is Zoey Stark now! “Wow… Obsessed much, huh?” This has been over long enough. Trish already won, Stark already won, but y’know what this is? Becky The Man is scared of Zoey Stark. Fans boo but Stark says the ringside ban was because The Man left her “balls” at home. Becky asks what is is going on. She’s been in the ring with Stark twice, so she knows how good Stark is! She’s gifted even!

But maybe that’s Stark’s problem. She’s too good for her own good. Stark wants it easy, and that is why she hitched a wagon to Trish, hoping for a free ride. But no matter how good Stark is, she’s too stupid to realize that Trish is just dragging her the wrong direction. Stark could’ve been fighting for the championship, but instead is playing second fiddle to someone who isn’t even gonna be here after next week! Stark says one, she doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone! And two, damn right Stark is amazing at what she does! But that means Becky is jealous! “What?” JEALOUS! And mad that the GOAT kicked her to the side and picked Stark up.

And that is because Stark is the fastest rising star in the WWE, and that makes her the baddest in the locker room. She has already mastered this game, she could do this all- Uh oh, here comes Shayna Baszler! The Queen of Spades is still showing the marks from her MMA style match with Ronda Rousey. Becky says, “Damn, Shayna, you lookin’ rough!” Shayna smirks as she gets in the ring and says you should see how Ronda looks. Oh wait you won’t, because Shayna beat Ronda at SummerSlam and drove her out of the WWE! Fans cheer that! Fans chant “Thank You, Shayna!”

Shayna knows she wasn’t invited tot his little party, but uh, was Stark referencing Shayna when she said what? Who’s the baddest now? Stark says Shayna is just the baddest punching bag. But if Shayna keeps running her mashed mouth, Stark will send her home with her bag, just like Ronda! Becky says those sound like fighting words! And uh, Becky has an idea. She can’t think of a better place or time for these two to fight than right here, right now in Minneapolis! Fans fire up and Becky tells Pearce to make this official for the good people! Pearce walks out and says that sounds like a great idea! Let’s get a ref, cuz it WILL be Shayna VS Zoey, right now!

Fans fire up as the Queen of Spades and the Hunter are about to throw down! Who will really be the baddest? We find out, after the break!

 

Finn Balor talks with JD McDonagh backstage.

The Irish Ace is telling The Prince that yeah, he lost, but- Oh, Damian Priest walks over. They need to talk. Judgment Day business. Finn says anything he’s gonna say, he can say in front of JD. They’ve known each other 20 years, JD’s heard it all. Fine, that’s Finn’s problem. But what was that tonight? Finn doesn’t come out with them, then he blindsides Rollins, doesn’t tell any of them what’s up! What’s going on? They gotta handle Finn’s business, too? Finn says he just decided to make his own plan, since Priest didn’t stick to their plan on Saturday. Oh, so that’s what it is? That wasn’t on Priest! Everyone knows why Priest was there: to make sure FINN won!

But no, even with Priest’s help, Finn lost. Oh is that it? Well maybe it was because of Priest that Finn lost. Finn, you’re crowding Priest right now. Well, that contract is crowding them both. Priest asks, “Is it?” Rhea walks over and has them step back. They are not going through this again. Stop acting like bloody children! Look at her, Finn. Look. Priest WAS there to help you, as was the rest of the Judgment Day. It didn’t work out, end of story, it was one loss. But she needs them both to stay on the same page so they can still run Raw, understood? Priest says yeah, he’s got it. What about Finn? Finn says yeah, man, he’s good.

JD says this may not be his place, but he thinks that briefcase has come between them. So maybe, they should get rid of it. JD leaves, Finn shrugs and leaves with JD. Priest gets mad, what is it to McDonagh!? Rhea says it’s fine, he’s not Judgment Day, so let it go. Things are uneasy within the Judgment Day, is it all going to fall apart?

 

Shayna Baszler VS Zoey Stark!

Raw returns to the ring and the match begins. The two circle, tie up, and Shayna waistlocks. Shayna SLAMS Stark down, Stark gets up but Shayna SLAMS her back down! Becky is ringside to watch, sippin’ on some nice lemonade. Stark fights up, wrenches out, but Shayna kicks! Stark ducks, slips around, and goes after the bad arm! Shayna moves around, Stark wrenches but dodges Shayna’s haymaker. Stark handsprings, but Shayna runs her over! Becky likes what she sees as things speed up. Stark hurdle but Shayna gets the leg! ANKLE LOCK! Stark flails, Shayna drags Stark back but Stark rolls free.

Stark swings, misses, Shayna waistlocks but Stark elbows free! Shayna goes to a corner, that bad eye took the hit. Stark rushes up to smear forearms into the bruised eye socket! The ref counts, Stark lets off, and she ROCKS Shayna! And again! Stark snapmares to then stomp the bad arm! Fans boo, but Stark just soaks it up. Stark stomps Shayna, clamps onto a chinlock and pushes on the bad eye! The ref counts, Stark lets off, but then SCRAPES Shayna’s face on ropes! The ref reprimands, but Stark stomps Shayna. Stark snapmares, covers, ONE! Stark clamps back on with another chinlock, making sure her grip is right on that eye.

Shayna endures, fights up, and fans rally up. Shayna throws body shots but Stark CLUBS her down! Then right back to the chinlock! Stark leans on the hold, digs her elbows into the eye, but the ref counts. Stark lets off but then goes back to a chinlock. Becky admits, that’s good stuff. Shayna fights up, fans rally, and Shayna slips out ot KICK! And KICK! And KICK, KICK, and KICK! Stark’s on her knees, Shayna KICKS her in the chest! Stark swings but into a SAIDO! Shayna then runs up to clothesline Stark up and out! Fans fire up and Becky offers lemonade to Stark. Shayna goes out to fetch Stark, and she puts her in the ring.

Becky gives a cheers to Shayna, Shayna gets in and she kicks Stark low. Shayna whips, Stark reverses and then runs in. Shayna puts Stark on the apron but Stark GAMANGIRIS! Shayna clutches the arm, Stark HOTSHOTS her! Stark then springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK! Direct hit, fans boo, but Stark soaks it all up as Raw goes picture in picture.

Stark paces around, clamps onto Shayna’s bad arm and pulls on it. Shayna endures, fights up, but Stark whips her into a corner! Shayna hits face first and clutches the bad eye! Stark stomps away on Shayna at the ropes, then she goes to the apron. Stark slingshots to ARABIAN PRESS SENTON! Cover, TWO! Shayna is still in this and Stark grows frustrated. Stark clamps onto Shayna with a chinlock and she grinds Shayna down. Shayna endures, fights up, throws elbows, and then arm-drags free. Stark kicks low, wrenches and WRINGS the arm out! Shayna writhes but Stark paces around. Stark isolates an arm to stomp it!

Shayna goes to the corner, Stark storms up and wraps the arm around ropes. Stark pulls on the arm, lets off, and then throws body shots! Stark wrenches, and hits an ARMBAR DDT! Shayna writhes and Stark grins, but Becky talks some smack. Stark KICKS Shayna in the arm, and then has her in the ropes! Stark pulls on the arm, chinlocks and bends Shayna back as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Stark keeps on Shayna with a chinlock. Shayna endures, Becky is a bit antsy in her seat, but the fans rally up. Shayna fights to her feet, throws elbows, but Stark knees low. Stark whips Shayna to a corner, runs in, but only gets buckles! Shayna crawls, avoids a kick and then CLOBBERS Stark! And CLOBBERS her again! Fans fire up, Shayna runs in to JUMP KNEE! Shayna then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Stark flounders and fans fire up with Shayna! SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO! Shayna grows frustrated but she gets fans to rally up. Shayna aims from a corner, she runs back in, but Stark dodges to HEEL KICK! Cover, TWO!!

Becky is fired up and sipping lemonade as Shayna survives! But Stark SLAMS the bad arm on the mat again and again! Stark clamps onto Shayna, and then stomps the bad arm again and again! Stark even pulls the arm brace off! And throws it at Becky! Stark gores for the arm, Shayna resists, so Stark stomps her! Stark copies Shayna a bit as she keylocks the arm, but then Shayna avoids the stomp! Shayna tackles Stark to rain down fists! Fans fire up, Stark kicks Shayna away to SUPERKICK! Fireman’s carry, Z- NO, Shayna slips off to gut wrench and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Becky is a bit upset, she felt Shayna had that!

Shayna stalks Stark to a corner, drags her up, and Stark ROCKS Shayna! Stark springboards in, but into a waistlock! Then KIRAFUDA KLUTCH!! But Stark throws Shayna out of the ring first! And PLANCHAS! Direct hit and then Stark stares Becky down. Becky dares her to try something, and Stark puts Shayna in the ring. Stark talks trash back, but Shayna catches her on the ropes, KIRAFUDA KLUTCH!! The ref counts, Shayna lets off, and Stark HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Stark talks more trash, resets, but Shayna KNEES her int he ropes! Shayna hoists Stark up but Stark fights. Shayna still fireman’s carries, for a PIPER’S PIT!! Cover, Shayna wins!

Winner: Shayna Baszler, by pinfall

Shayna renames Ronda’s move the “World’s Baddest Slam!” Becky toasts The Queen of Spades, will we all be toasting Becky after she beats Trish?

 

Backstage interview with Shinsuke Nakamura.

Byron Saxton says Nakamura asked for this time after his big win over Bronson Reed. Nakamura says yes, because he is tired of people getting in his way. Tonight, he won! And from now on, he carves his own path. Wait, something is going on just off screen! Someone is attacking Sami! It’s JD MCDONAGH!! OH NO Sami’s elbow!! Is that bulge a dislocation!? Looks like the Irish Ace just did The Prince a favor by taking out one of the Judgment Day’s three enemies! What chance do Cody and Seth have now?

 

Otis w/ Maxxine Dupri VS Ludwig Kaiser w/ Giovanni Vinci!

We already saw Master Coach Gable represent for the Alpha Academy and the Northern Midwest, now it’s time for his number one guy to do the same! Will this tree trunk fall on the Impeccable German? Or will Ludwig say NEIN to an Alpha Sweep in Minneapolis?

The bell rings and Otis fires up as he circles with Ludwig. Ludwig waves hi to Maxxine but she says ew. Otis and Ludwig tie up, Otis puts Ludwig in a corner, and then Otis lets off. Ludwig kicks low, fires off haymakers, then throws hands. But Otis just absorbs them and pumps up! Ludwig throws more haymakers but fans fire up as Otis just keeps taking them! Otis fires up again but Ludwig headlocks. Otis powers out and runs Ludwig over again! Then scoops and SLAMS! Fans fire up and Otis runs in, but Ludwig dodges, and Otis POSTS himself! Maxxine is worried but Ludwig winks at her.

Ludwig runs to PENALTY KICK! Just in time for the Premier League even. Ludwig makes sure Maxxine watches as he throws down hands! And then digs his elbow in, before he ELBOWS Otis down! Ludwig continues to flirt with Maxxine but she tells him to watch himself. They argue, the ref wants Maxxine to hop down. Otis storms up to fire off hands! Fans fire up and Otis whips Ludwig into the corner! Otis scoops and then hits a FALL AWAY SLAM! Then he runs in to SPLASH at the corner! Maxxine loves what she sees, because now Ludwig is down, and OFF COMES THE SHIRT! Otis powers up but Vinci gets on the apron!

Otis CLOBBERS Vinci, then hauls him up for a BIG suplex! Fans fire up, but GUNTHER runs in! The ref is busy with Vinci, so Gunther BOOTS Otis and Ludwig ENZIGURIS! Fans boo as Ludwig covers, and Ludwig wins!

Winner: Ludwig Kaiser, by pinfall

Maxxine is stunned that all of Imperium would be needed to deal with Otis! But then Imperium beats up on Otis! Fans boo more and Maxxine can’t do anything, but HERE COME’S GABLE! Gable runs in, Imperium runs away! Or is it just a tactical retreat? Gunther smirks, but fans are fired up behind Gable. Will the American Olympiad make sure Der Ring General pays for this?

 

Backstage at the Trainer’s Room.

Jackie Redmond is waiting on an update on Sami’s status. Cody and Seth both step out of the room and she says they’re still expected to compete in tonight’s main event. But how can they have a Six Man Tag after what just happened? Is Sami going to be able to go? Both men want to talk, but Cody allows Seth to take this while he prepares. Seth sighs and then tells us that Sami wants to go, but the doctors won’t clear him. It is 2v3 now, and as far as Seth is concerned, he doesn’t know if he can trust Cody. It might as well be 3v1. But then Nakamura steps in. He knows what happened tonight was bad. If Rollins needs help, he can step in.

Rollins says okay, sure. Shinsuke, there is a lot of respect here. Let’s ride! They shake hands, and now the King of Strong Style steps in! But is Nakamura really someone Rollins can trust more than Cody?

 

The Miz heads to the ring!

Minneapolis is fairly neutral for the Hollywood A-Lister from Ohio. But either way, Miz is here and he’s going to speak his mind. We hear what he has to say, after the break.

Raw returns and Miz asks, “Am I missing something? Is something going over my head?” Miz asks what happened to showing industry leaders like him the proper respect? He comes here to Raw, HIS show, to find a guy who all the fans suddenly just absolutely love in LA Knight–fans add “YEAH!”–taking priority over Miz! MIZ! Miz is a veteran, a locker room leader, and when he first got here a very long time ago, he was taught respect. When you get in the locker room, you introduce yourselves, shake hands of the superstars that have paved the way that have allowed you to step into this ring!

But LA Knight threw Miz out in the battle royal from behind! He did not introduce himself to Miz nor did he shake Miz’s hand! “I am sick and tired of the lack of respect from the so-called crop of new talent we-” LA KNIGHT WALKS OUT! Fans go nuts as Knight goes right to the ring. Knight gets a mic now, and fans cheer him on. “Lemme talk to ya!” Fans cheer again, and Knight says he felt we got a great introduction in the battle royal. But if that wasn’t good for ya, he’ll introduce himself, with everybody saying, “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!” Knight holds out his hand, but Miz says no. Fans boo but Miz says Knight doesn’t deserve the handshake.

You don’t think Miz has seen superstars like Night come into the WWE and ride his coattails? As Miz sees it, if you take away things from The Miz, from his success, fame, money, his hot wife Maryse, every ounce of charisma that he has, and what do you get? LA KNIGHT! Knight is a flash in the pan, a flavor of the month! Now, don’t get Miz wrong. All the fans love you right now, and maybe for the rest of the year. They will buy your shirts because they think you’re “it.” But Knight is just an Attitude Era fanboy playing pretend in MIZ’S ring! Fans boo and even chant “TINY BALLS! TINY BALLS!”

Knight says okay, no handshake. Then to be honest, Knight has no problem with Miz. But trust him when he says, Miz does not wanna make this personal. Personal? Oh, you wanna talk personal? Miz takes his career very personally! He has for almost 20 YEARS. He took it personal when he first got here and said people would be gone after three months! He took it personal when he was kicked out of the locker room! He still takes it personal to this day, even though he’s main-evented WrestleMania, is a TWO-TIME WWE Grand Slam Champion, and has made himself indestructible to anyone in that locker room or anything out here, for 20 YEARS!

What has Knight done the last 20 years?!? Fans do cheer Miz’s fire, but then Knight takes off the sunglasses. Knight says, “Personal it is. What have I been doing the last 20 years? That’s a great question.” Knight has been making himself into “a dangerous man.” What does that mean? He’ll tell ya what that means. He has scratched, clawed, and done everything he has needed to, on the outside looking in the entire time the WWE has bet on the wrong horses, Miz being one of ’em! Meanwhile, this thoroughbred has been running a parallel path, albeit a little more rocky, just looking for his opening.

And here Miz is with a 20 year head start. And y’know why Miz got that head start? Because he was “safe.” Y’know what that means? “They” knew that when Miz came in, “they” could smack him around, kick him outta the locker room, and what’d Miz do about it? He TOOK it. The line on Knight has always been, “We’re not ready to take a chance on you yet.” And y’know what that is? Cuz Knight is a dangerous man! They knew that if Knight came in here, they wanna smack him around? NAH NAH! Papa don’t take no mess! He is not to be messed with! That is the difference between Knight and The Miz.

But with all that said, STILL, Miz became every single champion he could, many times over, and good on him. Knight hasn’t been there yet. But here he is on the climb, and Miz’s career is in the damn toilet! Fans do start cheering for Miz and Knight says Miz gained a couple. Good for him. But hey, if Miz is making this personal, then Knight doesn’t mind making him a stepping stone. STEPPING STONE?! Oh don’t get hot, he’s not talking about Miz’s little ones down there. Knight is talking about him, stepping over Miz, to get to the main event. Miz IS the main event! And Knight is not on his level!!

Knight says that’s a really interesting theory. Because Knight is looking Miz dead in the eye. If Knight isn’t on Miz’s level, prove him wrong, cuz he ain’t going anywhere. The mics drop, and Miz throws off his jacket! Fans fire up as the two stare down, but Knight’s waiting. Fans are fired up for “L A KNIGHT! L A KNIGHT!” and Miz picks up his jacket. Fans boo, but Miz throws the jacket at Knight! Then he fires off shots! Fans boo more as Miz gets the cheap shots in on Knight, then hauls him up to a full nelson! SKULL- NO, Knight slips free to B F T!! Knight shakes Miz’s hand now, “YEAH!” Will the Mega Star shine brighter than the A-Lister ever did?

 

The Viking Raiders speak.

Erik & Ivar introduce the trio, and Sarah Logan says, “After a vicious and glorious campaign, the gods again call to us.” Erik says the gods call, and Ivar says they answer. Under the light, they challenge anyone who wishes to do battle and be sacrificed! It is an open challenge, who will willingly take on the raid?

The Viking Raiders w/ Sarah Logan VS ???

Raw returns and we await the challengers. THE NEW DAY!? Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston are back! Minneapolis is fired up for the Power of Positivity’s return, will they be able to deny the Vikings their Ragnarök?

The teams sort out, Woods starts against Erik, and Woods CHOPS! And UPPERCUTS! And CHOPS again! Woods forearm smashes, tags to Kofi, and then feeds Erik to a GAMANGIRI! Kofi gets in, Woods hits a BIG back suplex, then Kofi FLYING SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Tag back to Woods, PENALTY KICK to SLIDING LARIAT to IMPLODER SPLASH! Woods adds the ELBOW DROP, then covers, TWO! Fans chant “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” as Woods brings Erik up. Erik shoves him away but Woods mule kicks! Woods goes up but Sarah distracts! Erik runs in, Woods leaps over, but Erik CLOBBERS him!

Tag to Ivar, and Erik TOSSES Kofi into the ring! Ivar SPIN HEEL KICKS! Erik gets Woods for a SPINEBUSTER! Ivar goes up top, to WARBEARD SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!?! Woods survives and Ivar is furious! Ivar drags Woods up, ROCKS him, then tags in Erik. The Vikings mug Woods against the ropes, but the ref counts. The Vikings let off and Sarah howls but fans boo. Erik tags back to Ivar, and Ivar drops a fist! Ivar grinds his forearm in Woods’ face, but lets off as the ref counts. Ivar has Woods in a corner, knees him low, then puts him in the corner. Tag to Erik, and they feed Woods to another knee! Erik then SLIDING KNEES Woods down! Cover, TWO!

Erik drags Woods around, chinlocks and he grinds Woods down. Fans rally, Woods fights up, and Woods arm-drags free! Erik runs in and whips Woods away. Woods goes to the apron, he ELBOWS Ivar and RAMS into Woods, GET OVER HERE DDT! Fans fire up as Woods crawls, as does Erik. Hot tags to Ivar and Kofi! Kofi FLYING AX HANDLES! And DOUBLE CHOPS! And DOUBLE CHOPS again! Kofi DROPKICKS, then ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up and Kofi runs in to SPLASH in the corner! Kofi whips, Ivar reverses, Kofi goes up to CROSSBODY! Fans fire up for Kofi’s NEW~ DAY~ BOOM DROP!

Kofi fires up with the fans and he aims from a corner. They clap along, “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Kofi spins, but Ivar ducks the Trouble! Kofi ducks the spin kick! SOS!! Cover, TWO!! Ivar staggers up to a corner, Kofi runs in, but into a SEATED SENTON! Tag to Erik, Ivar SPLASHES! Then snapmare to Ace Ten Mao! Cover, TWO! Ivar hurries back to the corner, tags back in, and the Vikings get Kofi up. Feed to Erik’s pop-up, but Kofi RANAS Erik! Kofi HEEL KICKS Ivar! Ivar wobbles, tag to Woods! Kofi and Woods go to a corner, Ivar stands up into TROUBLE IN PARADISE! And then Kofi FLIES to take out Erik! Woods hits the LIMIT BREAKER!! Cover, New Day Wins!

Winners: The New Day, by pinfall

Kofi & Woods are back in action and back in the win column! Will one of the greatest tag teams in WWE history return to the top of the WWE Tag Team Division?

 

Backstage interview with Becky Lynch.

Byron appreciates The Man taking this time, as a week from tonight is finally the 1v1 match with Trish Stratus, no Zoey Stark. But then Shayna walks over. First off, she didn’t need Becky’s help tonight or ever. Yeah, got it. And then second, now that Shayna has cleared out Ronda, she has a whole list of scores to settle. And that means she’ll be after The Man sooner or later. Well Becky ain’t hard to find. And she looks forward to it. Shayna heads out, will Becky hop from one big time feud to another after next week?

 

The New Day celebrates backstage.

Jackie Redmond is there to interview them but they ask who she is. Oh, she’s Jackie, she works here now. Just wanted to say congrats. Aw she doesn’t even have to ask. They know she wants to know how it feels to be back. It feels GOOOOOOOD~! The Viking Raiders said they were gonna make a sacrifice to their gods, what? What? But did they forget that the New Day are the GODS OF THE TAG DIVISION, BABYYY~! Obviously, Jackie has seen what’s going on with The Street Profits now, and the Usos breaking up? What is that?! The New Day is gonna inject some positivity back into this place! They are back to do what they do best, and that is become your…

Oh, Jackie, you can join in if you want. Oh, okay! W! W! E! WORLD! TAG! TEAM! CHAMPIONS~! And do you know why? Why? BECAAAAAAUSE~! NEW! DAY ROCKS! NEW! DAY ROCKS! Nice to meet you, Jackie.

 

BREAKING NEWS!

TMZ had it first that sadly, Sonya Deville suffers a torn ACL and is out indefinitely. We all hope her a speed recovery, but sadly, that also means she and Chelsea Green will have to vacate the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. What will be the fate of these titles now?

 

Six Man Tag: Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins & Shinsuke Nakamura VS The Judgment Day w/ Rhea Ripley!

The American Nightmare and the Visionary promised Sami Zayn they would stay on the same page to rid Raw of their common enemy. But in some odd favor to Finn, JD McDonagh made sure Sami could not fight tonight! Will the King of Strong Style still be a team player? And what of the dysfunction on the other side? Will Finn and Priest hold it together to get the better of the World Heavyweight Champion?

Speaking of world champions, Raquel Rodriguez BLINDSIDES Rhea!! Fans fire up as Big Mami Cool RAMS Mami Rhea into railing! And rains down fists! Dom can only watch as his Mami gets beat down! Refs and producers rush out to get Raquel away from Rhea, but Rhea also wants after Raquel! They brawl at the ramp! Now even Indi and Candice have to rush out to stop Raquel! But Rhea gets loose again, and she TOSSES Indi aside! And TOSSES Candice! Then she DECKS Raquel and rains down fists! But then Candice SPEARS Rhea!! The brawl is getting even wilder, more officials are needed to separate them all! The chaos continues, but Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and the brawling is over, so now Cody makes his entrance, “WHOA~ OH~!” Then Nakamura makes his entrance and fans even sing along with his song. And of course, fans sing along with Rollins’ song as he makes his entrance, “WHOA~ OH~ OHH~!” The trios then sort out and after a bit of discussion, Nakamura steps up for his team against Finn. But then Priest tags in? Finn is confused but Priest says it’s no big deal. So then Dom tags in and he has everybody calm down. The fans boo, Finn and Priest accept, and Dom turns around, into a strike fest! Nakamura throws Dom down, and gives him BAD VIBRATIONS! Then a knee drop! Cover, TWO!

Nakamura stalks Dom to ropes, whips him, but Dom holds ropes and bails out with Priest’s help. Nakamura says “C’MON~!” Fans fire up while Judgment Day cools off, and Raw goes picture in picture.

Nakamura eggs Dom on, Finn and Priest give Dom a pep talk, and they all go back to the corner. Dom slides in, circles with Nakamura, but Dom hears the fans booing. The two circle more, then Dom tags out to Finn. Finn runs in but Nakamura fires knees! Finn puts Nakamura in a corner and fires off hands! The ref counts, Finn lets off, and he soaks up the heat. Finn storms back up to throw hands but Nakamura gives those back! And then he puts Finn up top, for a TOP SHELF KNEE! Tag to Cody and Cody throws hands. Cody wrenches, whips, and kitchen sink knees! Finn flounders, wants mercy, but Cody just wrenches his arm!

Cody twists the wrist, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Cody wrenches again, considers his options, and tags Nakamura. They mug Finn, and Nakamura wrenches the arm to WRING Finn out! Nakamura brings Finn back up, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Finn rolls through a sunset flip to dropkick Nakamura down! Cover, TWO! Finn storms up on Nakamura, brings him up and facelocks, but he considers his options. Priest reaches a hand out, so Finn tags him in. They double whip and mule kick, front kick and ROUNDHOUSE, to then SCISSOR KICK Nakamura down! Priest drags Nakamura up, and he wraps on a SLEEPER! Fans rally, Nakamura fights, but Priest drags Nakamura down with a chinlock. Nakamura fights up, throws body shots, but Priest ROCKS him! Nakamura goes to the corner, Priest runs in, STAGE DIVE ELBOW!

Tag to Finn, Rhea says teamwork makes the dream work. Tag to Dom and he slingshot SENTONS! Fans boo but Dom tags to Finn. Finn tags Priest, and they get Nakamura up, BACKBREAKER LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Rhea makes sure everyone sees this. Fans rally for Nakamura but Priest waits on him. Choke grip, SOUTH OF- NO, Nakamura knees free! Priest blocks a kick but Nakamura ENZIGURIS! Hot tag to Rollins! Rollins dodges Priest, DECKS Finn, DECKS Dom, then BOOTS Priest! Rollins goes up, leaps over Priest and he SLINGBLADES on the return! Rollins suplexes but Priest fights it!

Rollins keeps trying, but Priest suplexes Rollins! Rollins turns it around to FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Rollins watches Priest bail out, and he builds speed. Rollins DIVES and sends Priest into the desk! Rollins puts Priest back in, hurries to DIVE onto Finn! Finn hits barriers! Rollins springboards in to FLYING- HAYMAKER from Priest! And then FLATLINER! Priest drags Rollins up, TOSSES him out, and tags in Finn! Finn aims, and SHOTGUNS Rollins into barriers! The Judgment Day is standing tall as Raw goes picture in picture again.

The Judgment Day soaks up the heat, Finn and Priest fist bump, and then Finn puts Rollins in. Finn drags Rollins around to have an armlock and he grinds Rollins down. Rollins endures, fans rally up, and Rollins fights up. Rollins hits a JAWBREAKER! But Finn keeps him from the corner to put on a COBRA TWIST! Rollins endures, even as Finn digs an elbow into Rollins’ ribs. Fans rally, Rollins powers up and hip tosses free! Both men are down, they crawl for their corners, hot tag to Priest and he stops Rollins with a facelock! Priest CLUBS Rollins down, then soaks up the heat. Fans give thumbs down but Rhea smiles.

Priest drags Rollins up, ROCKS him with a right, then JABS away in the corner! And then UPPERCUTS! Priest argues with the ref, which allows Finn and Dom dig in their boots! Cody and Nakamura protest but Priest drags Rollins up. Priest waves at Cody, then UPPERCUTS Rollins! Rollins falls against the ropes, Priest mocks Nakamura. Priest then whips Rollins away, but Rollins kicks him back! Rollins hurries but Priest keeps him from the corner! Rollins ROCKS Priest with forearms but Priest holds on! Priest wrenches, hammerlocks, and then PEPSI TWISTS! Cover, TWO Rollins survives and Rhea is furious!

Tag to Dom and Dom stomps away on Rollins. Rollins goes to ropes, Dom CHOKES him! The ref counts and Raw returns to single picture again. Dom lets off, Mami gets a shot in! Rhea says they’re too smart for you all. Dom snap suplexes Rollins, Uno Amigo! And then another snap suplex, Dos Amigos! And then some Latino Heat before he sucker punches Nakamura! But Rollins LARIATS Dom for it! Rhea is shocked and fans are thunderous! Hot tags to Finn, and with no one else to choose, Rollins tags Cody! Cody runs in to rally on Judgment Day! Cody kicks, drops, RHODES UPPERCUT! Finn staggers around, runs in, but Cody goes up and over!

Finn hits buckles, Cody springboards, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER for Priest! Finn runs back in, but into a POWERSLAM! Fans are thunderous behind Cody, and he drags Finn into the draogn sleeper! Finn spins it around! But Cody drpos to kick back! Cody then springboard, but Finn catches him! EYE OF THE HURRICANE! Cover, TWO! Cody is still in this but Finn aims from a corner. Finn runs in, but Cody SUPERKICKS! And then springboards, CODY CUTTER! Cover, Dom breaks it! Fans boo, Nakamura runs in, Dom ducks the roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! Priest KICKS Nakamura down!

Rollins CLOBBERS Priest out of the ring! And then builds speed, but Finn clotheslines Rollins out! Cody gets Finn but Rhea distracts! BRIEFCASE SHOT by Priest! Finn takes the briefcase, but SAMI GOES AFTER PRIEST?! One arm and all, Sami still TOSSES Priest over the desk! But Finn is still aimed at Cody! But Rollins SUPERKICKS the briefcase into Finn’s face!! Rollins helped Cody, Cody drags Finn up to the CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody’s team wins!!

Winners: Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins & Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall

Sami helped his friends out after all as the Judgment Day’s trickery all fell apart! Fans sing along again, “WHOA~ OH!” Rollins and Cody shake hands with Sami and Nakamura, but not with each other. Cody says they won, Rollins should be happy about that. Sami has everyone cool off, and he raises their hands in victory. Then Rollins shakes Cody’s hand! Fans fire up and this dysfunctional dream team celebrates together! But then Nakamura KINSHASAS Rollins!!! The King of Strong Style was the real snake in the grass all along! Sami and Cody are shocked, but we all know what this is about. Will Rollins and Nakamura soon fight over that World Heavyweight Championship?


My Thoughts:

This was an awesome Raw to follow SummerSlam! And as soon as they said it was commercial free the first hour, and there was also uses of picture in picture, you knew this was gonna be good stuff. And they did an amazing job of weaving stories together the entire night, too. Just an awesome Fatal 4 Way match, Gable winning was the right choice in this moment. And then great tie-in to making a match of Otis VS Ludwig, with now this sub plot of Ludwig trying to charm Maxxine to Imperium. That isn’t working, so of course Ludwig and Imperium had to go and screw Otis over. I would love Alpha Academy VS Ludwig & Vinci as part of the build to Gunther VS Gable for the Intercontinental Championship at Payback.

Awesome promo stuff from Miz and Knight, no pun intended. Fans love it when Miz gets fired up like that, bringing up his accolades, and Knight had a great response. He of course couldn’t/wouldn’t name the things he did and the places he’s been before reaching WWE (Impact, NWA, and all the little things WWE had him do as an extra), but we all know the story of Knight’s journey. While Knight is on SmackDown, he was here on Raw I think just to take advantage of this opportunity. And I would love if Miz goes to SmackDown to return the favor. Miz VS Knight could be an awesome match for Payback while Knight waits on his title opportunities.

New Day returning off a random Viking Raiders open challenge was great, we’ve all been missing Kofi & Woods. They brought up SmackDown teams, though, but I guess those were the only examples of team dysfunction or Heel turns they could use. Sami himself said the Undisputed Tag Titles are in jeopardy, a tournament could be started and New Day could get in on that and then go between all brands, hence why they named SmackDown teams. And speaking of tag titles, it is starting to feel like the Women’s Tag titles have been cursed by a voodoo witch doctor doing the bidding of those who don’t care about women’s wrestling. Sonya Deville goes down with a real injury, another new team will have to be crowned, and who knows what will happen to that team.

Great promo from Becky, and a good one from Shayna, with decent input from Stark. Stark still needs to work on promos but the match she had with Shayna was great stuff. Shayna gets a great win here to keep her momentum going, and she even has a good promo with Becky backstage putting her on notice. I would think Becky wins next week, and she and Shayna can battle to see who goes after the title next. And we know Raquel, with her mostly kayfabe injury, is going to get at Rhea first after the great brawl that happened. Candice and Indi joining in, they probably end up in matches with Rhea for her to build momentum going into that title match.

Which of course leads to all the amazing things we got out of Judgment Day’s story and the World Heavyweight Championship story. Great promo from Cody that then brought in Seth Rollins that then brought out Judgment Day. Cody and Rollins returning their feud feels like a clear direction for Raw but they’re making sure to hold off on it until a little closer to WrestleMania season. I really like that JD McDonagh was brought back into the Judgment Day story, this will be a pivotal turning point in the tension between Finn and Priest. Nakamura VS Bronson was a great match for Nakamura to settle that feud, and then his promo turning into McDonagh attacking Sami was really clever.

Nakamura offering to join the main event was so suspicious, of course something like what we got at the end was gonna happen. The main event was awesome, so Nakamura attacking was a great shock ending. Rollins VS Nakamura is going to be great, and y’know what? I bet that is when Priest finally gets his cash-in off. Whether or not he succeeds is uncertain, but Judgment Day won’t have dysfunction over it since they are screwing over Rollins or Nakamura, not one of their own.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (7/15/24)

Tensions are running high!

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Can Scrap Daddy make it official?

Adam Pearce is welcoming Drew McIntyre back to Raw, in hopes of resolving the Scottish Terminator’s issues with CM Punk. Will all go well? Or will it all go to hell?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Sheamus VS Bronson Reed; Sheamus wins.
  • Zelina Vega VS Sonya Deville w/ Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark; Sonya wins.
  • Damian Priest VS Braun Strowman; Priest wins.
  • Kayden Carter & Katana Chance w/ Lyra Valkyria VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark w/ Sonya Deville; Shayna & Zoey win.
  • Jey Uso VS Dominik Mysterio; Jey wins.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Ilja Dragunov; Dragunov wins by disqualification, Sami retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Rhea Ripley is here!

That is to say, Mami’s home~! Dayton, Ohio fires up as we follow her into gorilla and onto the stage. Rhea goes to the ring, gets a mic, and smiles as the fans chant for “MAMI! MAMI!” Rhea tells Monday Night Raw, “Mami’s home.” The fans cheer that, and Rhea says it has been exactly three months since she’s last been here. And that is all because of one person. The fans boo, knowing just who that is: Liv Morgan. Rhea says she has seen Liv running around with something of hers, and no, it’s not Dominik Mysterio. Rhea will handle that later. But Liv’s been walking around with something Rhea never lost: The WWE Women’s World Championship.

Liv thinks she took Rhea out? But no, she just pissed Rhea off. What Rhea wants Liv to do is walk out here to be in front of Rhea, so Rhea can rip you apart! But instead of Liv, it’s Dirty Dom that walks out! And he even has a black rose in hand! Dom wants to talk to Mami but the fans boo. Dom still goes to the ring, and now he asks “Mamacita” to listen. The fans boo more so he tells them to shut up! Dom steps into the ring, but Rhea won’t even look at him. But then Liv is on the tron! She says hi, and wants to apologize for her voice. She had a very long weekend in Mexico, and well, she’s quite the screamer.

But Rhea, is your shoulder okay? Liv wasn’t sure when they’d ever see her again. Liv’s shoulder is fine, even with carrying the title. Liv tells Rhea that by now, Rhea knows Liv meant it when she said she wanted to take everything from Rhea. That includes Dom, but Liv does have to admit that at first, she didn’t see what Rhea saw in him. Liv was doing this just to hurt Rhea. But then… Liv got to spend time with Dom, got to look into his eyes, to kiss him, and… It all became very, very real to her. More real than what Dom & Rhea have ever had. And since Rhea’s been gone, Liv’s had Dom all to herself. So while Mami might be home, Liv is finally on top.

The fans are torn and Dom still tries to apologize. The fans boo, he tells them to stop, but Rhea tells Liv that the thing is… She knew Liv would be too scared to come face her. Because Liv knows that when she gets in Rhea’s ring, the revenge tour ends. And Rhea has waited three months for this, she thinks she can wait a little longer. That is why Rhea puts out this challenge. SUMMERSLAM: Rhea VS Liv for RHEA’S Women’s World Championship! The fans love that! Liv says she always knew the endgame was that match. So she won’t run. But she does think Rhea should know, this is not the same Liv that Rhea knew.

And just like Liv helped Dom finally beat his deadbeat dad, something Rhea couldn’t do, Liv will finally beat Rhea, too. Challenge accepted. Oh, and Daddy Dom~… Liv hopes to see you there, too. Bye~! Dom says it’s not like that. The fans cheer for Rhea as she paces. Rhea tells Liv that she knows Liv is still listening, so she’ll say this loud and clear: “SummerSlam, I not only end your revenge tour. I not only end your title reign. I’m gonna end your career. Watch me.” Rhea blows a kiss back to Liv, will her brutality be on a whole new level?

 

Dom and Rhea return backstage.

He keeps trying to explain but she keeps tuning him out. Dom follows her back to the clubhouse, and when she steps inside, there are a LOT of black roses. The hell is this? He’s just trying to make it up to her. She slams the door in his face! Dom sighs, turns around, and there’s Damian Priest. Priest asks if everything’s good. Dom thinks so, but probably not. Rhea opens the door to THROW the flowers at him, and even hands him a silver donkey to him. AKA he just got his ass handed to him. This is going to be a bit more complicated than Dom thought, and Priest tries not to laugh. Did Dom ruin the one good thing he had going?

 

Sheamus VS Bronson Reed!

The Celtic Warrior warned the Colossal Aussie not to push his luck, but then Bronson tried to bully the Bruiserweight last week. Sheamus made the save for Pete Dunne, but will he be able to even the score? Or will he be washed away by the Tsunami?

Raw returns and Bronson makes his entrance. The bell rings and the forearms start flying! The fans rally up as Sheamus gets the edge. Sheamus whips, Bronson reverses then runs in, but into a BOOT! Sheamus keeps moving and he RAMS Bronson! Bronson stays up, Sheamus runs but Bronson CLOBBERS him! Bronson paces while Sheamus rises, and then Bronson snapmares Sheamus down. Bronson runs to SENTON! Sheamus rises, Bronson is on him but Sheamus fires body shots and UPPERCUTS! Sheamus mule kicks, front kicks, then fireman’s carries! But Bronson is too big! Bronson CLUBS Sheamus, then HEADBUTTS him!

Sheamus goes to a corner, Bronson CHOPS him! Bronson fires more forearms but Sheamus hits back! Bronson ROCKS Sheamus, Sheamus ROCKS Bronson! Sheamus fires more shots, then runs to CLOBBER Bronson outta the ring! Bronson staggers back up, Sheamus KNEES him in the ropes! Sheamus has Bronson on ropes, the fans fire up, but Bronson HEADBUTTS and fires hands! The fans boo but Bronson snapmares Sheamus out to the floor! Sheamus stands, into a FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE! Then Bronson TOSSES Sheamus over the desk! Sheamus is down and Bronson leaves him behind to refresh the ring count.

Bronson goes back to Sheamus but Sheamus SMACKS him off the desk! Sheamus climbs up to give Bronson BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! Sheamus goes all the way to TEN, lets off to hug Pat McAfee, and the fans fire up as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Bronson rains down fists in a corner! But Sheamus just eggs Bronson on! Sheamus then fires haymakers in return, and short arm LARIATS! Bronson stays up, so Sheamus LARIATS again! And again! Bronson drops to a knee, but he just growls. Bronson shakes his head, Sheamus LARIATS him down! The fans fire up and Sheamus rises again. Sheamus fireman’s carries, and he manages to lift that 330 pounder! WHITE NOISE! Cover, TWO!! Bronson survives but Sheamus goes to a corner. Sheamus climbs up, but Bronson rises. Sheamus leaps, Bronson dodges. Sheamus comes back but into a pop-up, SITOUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Sheamus survives but Bronson drags him over. Bronson puts Sheamus in the drop zone, then goes up top! COLOSSAL MOONSAULT FLOPS! Bronson stands, into the KNEE CAP! Cover, Sheamus wins!

Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall

The Fella got a fight here to be sure! Will this help him make his way up towards a championship match? Wait, Bronson rises and he is aiming at Sheamus! But then in runs Pete Dunne with a GAMANGIRI! Down goes Bronson, and Sheamus is thankful. Sheamus wants to shake hands, but Dunne leaves him hanging. Dunne goes to leave, but then he CLOBBERS Sheamus from behind! Dunne evened things with Sheamus in more ways than one, and he just shrugs. But then Bronson goes up top! TSUNAMI!! Auszilla still takes his frustrations out, but will there be more scores to settle now?

 

Judgment Day hangs out in the clubhouse.

Well, everyone but Dom. Rhea is happy to be back and she appreciates Priest keeping things together. He has a lot on his plate tonight. There’s the face to face with Gunther, but also a 1v1 match with Braun Strowman! Does he need help out there? No, no, Gunther will just tell Priest what’s what with SummerSlam, and Braun should’ve been handled a long time ago. Rhea respects that. But question: Why is Carlito here? Oh, right, long story there. Dom walks in and asks if he can just talk with Rhea. Priest says say less. Like, literally. Priest moves aside and Dom says he knows he screwed up but he’s been trying to reach her all week. Please hear him out.

Rhea is picking petals off the rose while she smirks. All week, huh? What about the last three MONTHS? Or was he too busy playing around with his little girlfriend? Rhea throws what’s left of the flower at him then storms off. Carlito steps in and says, “She’s mad, huh?” Dom just stares at Carlito, but he’s not wrong. So what can Dom do, if anything, to make this right?

 

Ilja Dragunov talks with Sami Zayn backstage.

The Mad Dragon just wants to say he appreciates this title opportunity. This is not why he helped out last week against Bron Breakker. Sami knows, Ilja doesn’t need to say anything about it. This isn’t because Ilja helped, Sami asked for this match. Sami has been watching Ilja for awhile now, and Ilja is good. Better than good. Ilja is special. When Sami watches Ilja, it reminds him a little of himself. He sees Ilja in that fight, deep in it, he gets all messed up and red, it is ugly. Because that’s how it looks to fight for his life, and that is what you’re supposed to do! You’re supposed to fight like your life depends on it.

That is the kind of person Sami wants to face in that ring. That is the kind of person who deserves a chance at this title. Ilja has his chance, but one thing. Tonight, Ilja better bring his absolute best. Ilja says Sami better do the same. The two have an understanding, but who will walk away from this one as THE Intercontinental Champion?

 

Gunther speaks.

“It was never my dream to be here. Dreams are a waste of time. But when I arrived in WWE, that’s all I saw: Everybody chasing some dream, wanting to be like the heroes they grew up watching. No originality. Titles were insignificant. WWE needed to witness true dominance. I put the burden on my shoulders, as champion. It was easy to wipe the mat with challengers and shatter the dreams of so many as I swept through NXT UK and NXT. Not because of their lack of skill, but because of their reliance on emotions. When I realized I outgrew NXT, I came to SmackDown with the vision of saving one of the most illustrious prizes in this sport’s history, the Intercontinental Championship.

“And with ease, I took my prize. And within two years, I became the greatest and longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time. For two years, the very best in WWE lined up and said they would beat me, they would humble me, and they would take everything from me. And for two years, every single one of them fell at the hands of Der Ring General. And when my record breaking came to an end, I returned for a new prize: The King of the Ring. Taken by Gunther with ease. Wherever I look in WWE, I still saw mediocrity. I still saw a sickening lack of prestige. A pinnacle that should be so much more.

“At SummerSlam, the prestige of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will change forever.” Gunther issues this promise, but what more will he have to say when he and Priest are face to face later tonight?

 

Backstage interview with Zelina Vega.

Jackie Redmond is with La Muneca and says the WEW Universe is going crazy over the return of Rhea Ripley. But what is Zelina’s perspective on her chase for the title? Zelina has no love for Liv or Rhea. When that love triangle gets sorted out, best believe she’ll be at the front of the line. Because we know that if not for Dom, Zelina would be Women’s World Champion right now. But then in steps Sonya Deville and her new pals, Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark. And Sonya finds it funny that Zelina thinks she’s the front of the line with these three here. The line doesn’t go through Liv or Rhea anymore, it goes through them.

Zelina couldn’t hear anything past Sonya’s big forehead. But the scare tactics the three stooges are doing doesn’t do anything for Zelina. Nothing will stand in her way of that title. Not Liv, not Dom and his mustache, not Shayna and her mustache, or Sonya’s big forehead. If they wanna do this tonight, let’s do this tonight. Sonya says see you out there. Will Zelina prove she IS the front of the line? Or will Sonya put Zelina on the sidelines to get that much closer to the championship?

Zelina Vega VS Sonya Deville w/ Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark!

Raw returns and Sonya makes her entrance, The Queen of Spades & Hunter by her side. The bell rings and the fans rally, The two tie up, Sonya fires knee after knee then puts Zelina in a corner. Sonya brushes herself off, takes a swing, but Zelina dodges to fire hands! Sonya blocks a whip to whip Zelina, but Zelina goes up and over, only to get caught! Sonya smirks but Zelina swings through to DDT! The fans fire up and Zelina SHOTGUNS Sonya to ropes! Zelina dials it up, 619! Zoey distracts the ref, Shayna YANKS Zelina down! Shayna bends Zelina’s arm, then BOOTS it! The fans boo but Sonya drags Zelina up! DEVILLE’S ADVOCATE! Cover, Sonya wins!

Winner: Sonya Deville, by pinfall

And now the trio mugs Zelina for having attitude! But here come Lyra Valkyria & KC Squared! The Morrigan and the party girls were on the other end of a beating last week, they won’t let another person suffer! Sonya, Shayna & Zoey stand down, but will these hunters soon become the hunted?

 

Dom finds Priest backstage.

Dom asks why Priest didn’t warn him about Mami last week. Warn him? Priest was telling Dom but Dom was fooling around with Liv. Priest gave Dom advice, so it’s not Priest’s fault that Dom has been lying about stuff. Jey Uso walks in. Is it true? Is it true? What’s true? That Mami is single ‘n’ ready to mingle! Jey is tryin’ ta hoooooller~! Well… Maybe! Go for it! YEET! Dom says hey man, no yeet! And keep the “guepas” to yourself, Priest! Jey tells Dom that if he does see Mami, tell her Jey said hi~! YEET. Jey leaves, Priest says Dom’s been to prison. Dom can’t let people talk to him like that! Go show Jey who Mami belongs to.

Y-yeah! Dom’s gonna go take care of business right now. Dom hurries off and Priest chuckles. Is Priest just setting Dom up to fail now? As for Priest himself, he heads to gorilla for that face to face with Gunther. Will El Campeon have a response to Der King of the Ring?

 

Adam Pearce talks with referees.

He wants the officials to be on their guard. There is the meeting with Drew McIntyre tonight, the refs will be there, so- Chad Gable interrupts. Gable says he has figured it out! He has cracked the code! Uncle Howdy is none other than… Bo Dallas! Pearce says yeah, obviously. But Gable knows Pearce had a meeting with Bo last week, so Gable wants the details, and to know what disciplinary actions are being taken! Pearce says that was a private conversation, that is privileged information. Oh, that’s nice. But BO and his crew have been after Gable for weeks! What is Pearce going to do about it?

Pearce tells Gable that Bo will be here tonight. If Gable wants to have a conversation, go talk with him. Gable says that’s just great. Gable has to handle everything all on his own like always. Pearce just victim blames Gable! Gable is gonna call Bo out and handle things Gable’s way. Gable storms off, Pearce sighs and shakes his head. Is Gable literally asking for trouble?

 

Damian Priest heads to the ring.

The fans fire up as El Campeon makes his way out, world championship in hand. Priest steps inside, gets a mic, and says, “Dayton, Ohio! ALL RISE for El Campeon!” The fans cheer, and Priest says he is out here for a match with Braun Strowman, but he also wants this face-to-face right now! So Gunther, get on out here! The music plays, and Der Ring General makes his way out to the ring now. Gunther gets himself a mic as he stands in the ring with Priest. Gunther smiles and says, “Ladies and gentlemen, the World Heavyweight Champion.” The fans cheer, and Gunther says, “Look at you. Still so confident. Still carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.”

Week to week, Priest carries Monday Night Raw and still lives out the childhood dream of being World Heavyweight Champion. Honestly, good for him. While Gunther was away, he paid close attention to Priest. His honest assessment, he will share with Priest now. Priest is not living up to expectations. Priest’s reign has been… Nothing! No prestige, no contributions. But Gunther understands. They are not cut from the same cloth. Gunther is here in good spirits, he wants to do Priest a favor. Gunther will lift that weight off Priest’s shoulders and spare him the embarrassment of losing at SummerSlam.

Priest can just hand Gunther the title now, and they can both move on. Priest says he wishes it was SummerSlam right now, so he could knock that stupid smirk off Gunther’s face. We heard that video, Gunther saying this was never his dream. Well, while Gunther was handed everything in Europe, Priest was literally fighting for his life on the streets. He fought for 20 YEARS just to get here, let alone be world champion. So hey, if this isn’t Gunther’s dream and he’s just here for paychecks, then they don’t need Gunther here. Priest knows Gunther is good, but who gives a damn? Priest EARNED this, and Gunther is the last person taking the title from him.

Gunther nods and says he recognizes Priest’s hardships. Gunther won’t question the street credibility. But let’s be honest: Being on the street is a choice. C’mon! Don’t blame Gunther that Priest’s parents taught him that he is not worth it to provide a good life. Gunther’s parents gave him everything. His greatness was recognized his whole life. So while Priest was fighting for his life, Gunther got calls from the WWE begging him to show up here! And the reason they were was to avoid the people like Priest to get in a position where they could be world champion. And once again, it will be on Gunther! Who if not Gunther that takes on the challenge, the responsibility, to restore the honor and prestige of this great sport and that World Heavyweight Championship?

There is one thing Gunther doesn’t understand, though. Why aren’t there more people who love Priest to death? He’s just like them! Whatever he achieves in life, he was and always will be street trash. The fans boo and Priest scowls. Trash, huh? For somebody who seems to have so much clarity, it is crazy that Gunther can’t see what’s coming right at him. Gunther doesn’t even see why he lost at WrestleMania. It is the same reason he’ll lose at SummerSlam: he has no heart! He doesn’t know what it is to fight for everything he has! Gunther, at SummerSlam, Priest will remain El Campeon. And for the first time in Gunther’s life, he’ll fight from the bottom because he has nothing.

And then, maybe, the world finds out if Gunther is something more than just a boring, conceited, privileged. scumbag. The champion and challenger get in each other’s faces, they start shoving, but here comes BRAUN! Gunther grins as now Priest has to worry about #OneBigSOB! Will the Monster of All Monsters prove he’s more than just a problem for El Campeon? Or will Priest show that heart and fighting spirit he’ll use to shut down Gunther?

 

Jey Uso talks with Adam Pearce.

Jey and Pearce are chuckling over Dom getting a big head, but hey, if Jey’s up to it, the match can be made. Jey shakes Pearce’s hand, YEET. Jey heads out but in steps Bron Breakker. Bron asks Pearce what he’s doing. He’s giving Ilja a title match? What business is that of Bron’s? Well, Sami Zayn and that title are his business. But he lost at Money in the Bank! Sami then comes with Pearce with respect, something Bron can learn from, and Sami asked for a match. What does Bron have to say about that? Bron says he doesn’t care about respect. But congrats, Pearce made a match that Bron will now go destroy.

Oh really? Well Pearce knew he’d say that, so he won’t get to. There’s one hot head on the shelf as it is, Bron doesn’t need to go joining McIntyre on suspension. Pearce has security come in and Bron says fine, he knows the way out. Bron leaves, but Pearce still has his guys watch Bron. Will the Big Bad Booty Nephew just have to wait his turn when it comes to the Intercontinental Championship?

 

Damian Priest VS Braun Strowman!

Raw returns and the bell rings. The two circle and the fans rally up. The two tie up, and Braun SHOVES Priest to a corner. Braun flexes, the fans cheer, but Priest frowns. Priest and Braun reset, approach, and Priest KICKS a leg. Braun walks that off, grabs at Priest, but Priest dodges to KICK again. Braun is getting annoyed, and he manages to corner Priest. Priest slips away to KICK and KICK and fires off forearms. Priest whips but Braun blocks! Braun reels Pries tin, Priest dodges to ROUNDHOUSE! Braun staggers, Priest runs corner to corner, and he leaps, into Braun’s arms! Priest fights free and fires forearms!

Braun snarls, but Priest KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! ROLLING- NO, Braun grabs Priest with both hands! Braun TOSSES Priest across the way! Priest stagger sup, Braun PUPERCUTS him! The fans rally up as Braun HEADBUTTS, then whips corner to corner. Priest bounces off buckles and Braun runs him over! Braun LARIATS Priest up and out! The fans fire up and Braun gets on the tracks! The Strowman Express gets moving, but Priest sends him into the barriers! Braun goes up and over barriers into the timekeeper’s area and he’s clutching his leg! Priest snarls, but this fight isn’t over, even though Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Braun is in the ring, but Priest KICKS him in the leg! Braun hobbles up to both feet, but Priest ROCKS him with a forearm! Braun wobbles, Priest ROCKS him again. Priest winds up and runs in, but Braun LARITS! And LARIATS again! Braun manages to run up to SPLASH in a corner, and he CLUBS Priest in the chest! Cover, TWO! Priest is still in this but Braun slaps his bad leg into moving. The fans rally up, both men rise, and Braun waits on Priest. Priest stands, Braun clamps onto his neck! Priest grabs Braun’s neck! The two fight for control, and Braun powers Priest’s hand away!

Braun lifts but Priest slips free to KICK the bad leg! Braun crawls, sits up, but into a BUZZSAW! Priest winds up to SPIN KICK! Braun still rises, so Priest SPIN KICKS again! Priest runs, but Braun scoops him! But the bad leg gives out! Braun goes to a corner, Priest runs in to ELBOW Braun in the back! Braun hobbles, Priest clamps on, SOUTH OF HEAVEN!! Cover, Priest wins!

Winner: Damian Priest, by pinfall

The Punisher brings down the Monster of All Monsters, and yet Gunther saunters his way back out here. The two stare down, Priest dares Gunther to do something. Gunther steps back inside, to SLAP Priest! Priest DECKS Gunther! Priest stomps away, fires off hands in a corner, but Gunther shoves back to CHOP! Priest runs up to LARIAT! Gunther bails out but Priest wants more! Gunther is upset, but is he seeing just what Priest is talking about? Or will all that heart only get Priest hurt?

 

The (former) Alpha Academy talks backstage.

Maxxine Dupri tells Akira Tozawa & Otis that she talked with “him,” and said that since he’s their friend, they can do something for him. But then in steps Gable. He says it sounds like they came around! Great to hear! Now then, with all that behind them, they can get to business. What? Tozawa isn’t sure what Gable’s talking about. Gable says it is simple: he’s figured out that Uncle Howdy is Bo Dallas. Well, yeah, everyone knew that. Y-yeah, cuz Gable’s been telling everyone. But the plan for tonight is, Gable is calling Bo out, and he’ll have his crew by his side! Right? Just like Maxxine was saying!

Oh, uh, sorry, no, Maxxine wasn’t talking about Gable. In steps Xavier Woods. He is the friend they were talking about. With no Kofi Kingston around, the Academy wants to help Woods against The Final Testament. Aw hecc yeah! They all high-five and Gable gets mad! They’ll help Gable and not Woods? Are they serious? Yes. Very serious. Gable storms off, Woods says something is wrong with that guy. But hey, Final Testament took Kofi out, so next week, Woods & The Academy will make them pay! Everyone is on the same page here, but will they be able to cancel the apocalypse? Or will Kross & The Authors of Pain just make the Academy collateral damage?

 

Kayden Carter & Katana Chance w/ Lyra Valkyria VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark w/ Sonya Deville!

We saw KC Squared thwart The Queen of Spades & Hunter from hurting Zelina Vega, and now they’ll have it out in a match of their own! Will Dayton be partying with Kayden & Katana tonight? Or will Shayna & Zoey be a couple of buzzkills?

Raw returns and Shayna & Zoey make their entrance, with Sonya backing them up. The teams sort out and Sonya starts against Kayden. They circle, tie up, and Shayna puts Kayden in a corner. The ref counts, Shayna lets off, but then she sucker punches Kayden! The fans boo but Shayna says this is too easy. But then Kayden spins and SLAPS Shayna! Shayna swings, misses, and Kayden wheelbarrows. Shayna stops that, stops the arm-drag, and then isolates the arm! But Kayden rolls free to trip Shayna up! Kayden KICKS Shayna, tags Katana, then they kick, kick and mule kick! Shayna blocks one, but then Kayden SUPERKICKS!

Zoey protests but then DOUBLE SUPERKICKS take Shayna down! Cover, TWO! Katana brings Shayna up, Shayna shoves her back. Katana returns to RAN- NO, Shayna stops that! Shayna pops Katana up, Zoey tags in, but Katana victory rolls. Zoey SUPERKICKS Katana down! Cover, TWO! Zoey clamps onto Katana with a cravat and grinds her down. Raw goes picture in picture to plug Twisters, in theaters this Friday, and Katana fights up. Raw returns to single picture as Katana fires body shots, but Zoey scoops. Katana slips free, ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Zoey stops that! Zoey brings Katana up, fireman’s carries, but Katana arm-drags free!

Katana runs corner to corner, Zoey shoves her away! Katana comes back again, Zoey pops her up but Kayden is there to send Katana back in. Katana goes up and up and CROSSBODIES! Zoey rolls through! Zoey swings, but Katana arm-drags again! And she DROPKICKS Zoey to the corner! Tag to Kayden and she sets up, MONKEY FLIP CANNONBALL COMBO! The fans cheer, Kayden covers, TWO! Kayden drags Zoey up, TOSSES her out, and Zoey staggers up. Shayna runs in, Kayden TOSSES her, too! Tag to Katana and she goes up, to SUPER KEG STAND onto both Zoey & Shayna! Dayton fires up while Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Shayna keeps Kayden from Katana to fireman’s carry. Kayden shifts around, sunset flips, but avoids a stomp! She trips Shayna to then BASEMENT KICK her! Sonya is upset but Lyra and the fans rally up. Shayna and Kayden crawl, hot tag to Zoey! Zoey drags Kayden back, but Kayden hops up! Kayden reaches, but Zoey YANKS her back. Zoey goes for the legs again but Kayden BOOTS her! Hot tag to Katana! Katana trips Zoey, BULLDOGS her, then runs to tilt-o-whirl and RANA! The fans fire up and Katana fires off in the corner! Katana fires up, runs corner to corner, A-LIST LARIAT!

Katana pushes Zoey down to ROLLING AX KICK! Cover, TWO! Sonya is stressed as Katana drags Zoey up. Zoey snapmares free to KNEE her down! Tag to Shayna and Shayna goes corner to corner, to KNEE Katana, too! Cover, TWO! Sonya is upset with the ref but Shayna drags Katana up. Shayna underhooks to BUTTERFLY SUPLEX into an ARMBAR! Katana clasps hands, stacks Shayna, stomps away on her, and is free! Katana fires up to STANDING MOONSAULT KNEE DROP! Shayna sputters while Katana tags Kayden. Kayden sets up, Katana runs up, WHEELBARROW SUPLEX SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Shayna survives but Kayden drags her over. Tag back to Katana and Katana goes up another corner. But Sonya gets on the apron! So Lyra YANKS Sonya down! Zoey BOOTS Lyra! Kayden KNEES Zoey and drags her out, for Katana to DOUBLE STOMP! Shayna DECKS Kayden! Katana trips Shayna to jackknife bridge, TWO! Zoey tags in, Shayna grabs Katana by her hair! Zoey with the MISSILE DROPKCIK! Then the ALLEY-OOF!! Cover, Shayna & Zoey win!

Winners: Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark, by pinfall

Sonya nods and celebrates with her team. Will this trio be the ones taking control of Monday Night Raw?

 

The Judgment Day talk in the clubhouse.

JD McDonagh says there’s flower petals everywhere. But Finn Balor says forget about that. They wanna address the elephant in the room. They admit, Liv did help them get the WWE World Tag Team Championships, so- Rhea says yeah, yeah. No worries there. Liv played her games, it didn’t work. In the end, the tag titles are back where they belong. And now Rhea will get her title back where it belongs. Finn & JD agree, and Dom walks in. He says Jey was talking out of line, so Dom got a match made. Dom will teach Jey a lesson that nobody talks about Mami like that. What? What is he doing?

Is Dom stupid? Why is he picking a fight with Jey? Uh, well, Dom could cancel it then. No, that’d make Dom a coward. Okay, well, Dom just wants to show everyone that she is still Dom’s Mami and that she belongs to him. Uh oh, that wasn’t how to say it. Rhea storms out, and the guys can’t help but chuckle. Carlito says not cool. Dom just can’t win, can he? But can he at least not be embarrassed taking on Main Event Jey?

 

Drew McIntyre walks in backstage.

And he’s… smiling? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Guess we’ll find out during his meeting with Adam Pearce, after the break it.

 

Raw returns, and Adam Pearce is in the ring.

“Ladies and gentlemen, please join me at this time in welcoming The Scottish Warrior, Drew McIntyre!” The fans are torn as McIntyre makes his way out to the ring. The fans chant “CM PUNK!” at McIntyre but Pearce says he allowed McIntyre to be here but they won’t waste any time. Pearce thinks we are on the verge of something special with McIntyre, and that CM Punk VS Drew McIntyre can be special. Pearce wants the match, and he’s pretty sure the fans want it. And Pearce knows that Punk is at home like Pearce requested so Punk can get medically cleared for this match. So the only question is: How bad does McIntyre want this match?

McIntyre says he wants this more than anything in the world. Pearce says that’s good. So let’s leave emotion and pettiness and irrational, unprofessional behavior behind… Look at him when he’s talking to you. But if McIntyre can do all that, Pearce is ready to do business. McIntyre says he is ready to do business, too. Pearce was doing what he had to, and that was suspend McIntyre for what he did. McIntyre had to sit at home and watch Punk talking, knowing McIntyre should’ve been there. That is on McIntyre. McIntyre wants this match more than anything, and Punk surely wants this more than anything.

But it is not their opinions that matter. The only opinions that matter are those of the WWE Universe. The fans cheer that! So let’s double check. Is everyone ready for McIntyre VS Punk at SummerSlam? The fans cheer even louder! Well, they also chant “CM PUNK! CM PUNK!” McIntyre says they’re ready. Pearce has the power, so make it official. Pearce would love nothing more. But there is one more thing Pearce needs McIntyre to do. Anything! Oh, anything? Then the refs from that MITB incident step into the ring. Pearce knows what happened that night as uncalled for. The refs did not deserve what happened.

So all McIntyre has to do is apologize to these two men for what he did. McIntyre takes a breath. Why would he apologize? Pearce says the refs put their bodies on the line every time they step into the ring, so they deserve respect. All McIntyre has to do is- McIntyre says this is embarrassing. Yeah, Pearce did what he had to do, so let’s let bygones be bygones, water under the bridge. Pearce says he isn’t being unreasonable. These refs got hurt. McIntyre just has to look them in the eye, acknowledge what happened, and apologize. Nothing more. McIntyre mulls it over a moment, and he steps forward while fans chant, “Say You’re Sorry!”

McIntyre looks at the refs, then the crowd. McIntyre swallows and says, “No.” Why should he apologize when all any ref has ever done is screw him over?! And PEARCE! This has all happened under Pearce’s watch! McIntyre lost at WrestleMania, at Clash at the Castle, and MITB! All under Pearce’s watch! Is Pearce grabbing Punk from behind? Sending referees after him? NO! That’s just McIntyre! Pearce deserved that elbow. PEARCE should be the one apologizing! So many fans chant Punk’s name after what he’s done to McIntyre, and they should be apologizing! SETH ROLLINS thinks he can skip the line to get at Punk first!?

McIntyre would never accept an apology from Punk, he wants Punk’s head on a SPIKE. Pearce tells McIntyre to stop. If he won’t accept and own what he did, then Pearce will! McIntyre is STILL suspended! McIntyre slowly turns around and glares at Pearce. McIntyre steps forward, a ref moves in, but that ref goes flying! And then the other! McIntyre shouts at Pearce, but here comes Rollins! The fans fire up as The Visionary runs into the ring, and he fires hands on McIntyre! Rollins dodges to SUPERKICK! Then CURB- NO, McIntyre bails out before then! Rollins throws off the leather jacket and dares McIntyre to get back in here!

Security shows up to escort McIntyre out of here while fans sing “WHOA~ OHH~ OHHH~!” McIntyre fumes but he warns everyone that he’s not done. McIntyre storms off, but will he ever get over things? Will he ever get over himself?

 

The Wyatt Sick6 hijacked the Pat McAfee Show… again!

Pat was just talking with MLB experts when the lights flickered, and Sister Abigail dropped off a package. Another week, another VHS! That VHS has been brought here to Raw, so time to see this week’s message.

It’s Erick Rowan! Uncle Howdy/Bo Dallas asks, “How have you been?” Rowan won’t lie, the last few years have been… very hard. Rowan used to have a family. They were unstoppable. Inseparable. They always had each other’s backs. And then one day, it just went poof, and the whole world changed. Rowan is emotional already as he says, “I lost a brother. The person in this world who believed in me more than anybody else, just gone.” It knocked him on his ass. “But in those situations, you get up, and you wipe the dust off you, and you just keep moving. Because that’s what you gotta do. Life goes on.”

But just when Rowan thought he had everything going… Another brother… Rowan starts to cry here as he says that brother was gone, too. No more family, no more will to go on, nothing. Rowan fell down a well and couldn’t get out. He didn’t want to get out. Why would he? He was catatonic, numb to the world. Who was gonna miss him, huh? He’s “Just Rowan.” But then how did that make him feel? A sheep mask is handed to him. Rowan remembers those times. It gives him hope. When he was at his lowest, and “he” reached out to him, Rowan accepted that hand. Rowan knew he needed help. So he got up, had a purpose in life, and a purpose to help those like him.

This sheep mask reminds him of that beacon of hope. Rowan is Ramblin’ Rabbit! “We’re gonna take our broken hearts, and make some beautiful art.” The piano plays and the tape stops there. Will Rowan “help” others in the darkness?

 

Jey Uso VS Dominik Mysterio!

Main Event Jey just wanted to “holler” at Rhea, and Dommy got upset. But did Dom not just stick his foot in his mouth but really step in it tonight? Or can he somehow, someway, make it up to Mami?

Raw returns and Jey makes his entrance. The fans bounce with Jey, as do Pat and Cole with their new foam YEET hands! But then Dom SUCKER PUNCHES Jey! The fans boo as Dom stomps away on Jey! The ref reprimands, backs Dom off, and Jey stands up. The bell rings, Dom runs up but Jey ROCKS him in return! “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey whips, but Dom reveres and DROPKICKS! Dom says, “That’s MY Mami!” Dom rains down fists on Jey while saying to never talk about HIS Mami like that! The fans boo but Dom soaks up that heat. Dom drags Jey up, ROCKS him, and has Jey on ropes. Dom CHOKES Jey, the ref counts, and Dom lets off.

Jey sputters, Dom stalks him, and then Dom stomps Jey. Dom keeps going on about “She’s MY Mami!” Dom RAMS Jey into the corner, RAMS him again, then lets off. Dom says NO YEET, then snapmares Jey into a chinlock. Dom fires clubbing crossface forearms, and says Mami belongs to him! The fans rally for Jey as he endures and fights up. Jey fires body shots, but Dom kicks low! Dom snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Dom drags Jey up, Dos Amigos! Dom rises up again, gives some Latino Heat, THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO! The fans rally but Dom snarls as he waits on Jey. Jey rises, but Dom DROPKICKS him onto ropes!

Dom dials it up, 619 misses as Jey ducks! Jey then DUMPS Dom out, and the fans fire up as Jey builds speed! Jey DIVES into a haymaker! Dom takes Jey down and then brings him around, to POST him! Jey falls and Dom flexes while Dayton boos, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Dom has Jey down, for a slingshot SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dom is annoyed and he drags Jey up. The fans rally for Jey but Dom gives more Latino Heat. But Jey slips out of the suplex to ROCK Dom! And again, and again! “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey pops, locks ‘n’ puts some stank on the “YEET!” Then he mule kicks, throws the shirt off and UPPERCUTS! Dom staggers up, blocks a kick, but not the DRAGON WHIP! The fans fire up again and Jey says “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey runs in to HIP ATTACK! Jey drags Dom into a drop zone, goes up the corner, but wait, LIV is here! Liv drags Dom to safety!

The fans boo and Dom says leave him alone, Liv! Stop making this worse! But then Jey WRECKS Dom with a dropkick, and Dom falls right onto Liv! Just like a few weeks ago! Liv is happy, and she flips things around to be on top! Even Jey can’t take his eyes off this! But here comes RHEA! Liv freaks out and runs away! Rhea is again mad with Dom but she’s more focused on Liv. Liv gets into the crowd and goes up the bleachers! Dom tries to apologize but Rhea tells Dom to just finish this fight. Dom hurries into the ring, but Jey SPEARS him down! Then Jey puts Dom in the drop zone, goes up top, and USO SPLASHES! Cover, Jey wins!

Winner: Jey Uso, by pinfall

Rhea rolls her eyes in disappointment. Jey waves to Mami and says call him. Rhea just leaves, not even waiting for Dom. Will Dom keep on losing what he had with Rhea? Will Jey win his way towards a championship opportunity?

 

Dom returns backstage.

He is obviously sore from losing, but the Priest walks over. Priest tells Dom that that was rough. Speaking of which… Rhea steps back in. Rhea tells “Dom Dom” that she doesn’t belong to anyone. She is not Dom’s. Dom is hers. Rhea gives Dom a rose, so maybe Dom still has something good. But will he be able to keep it with Liv still coming around?

 

Chad Gable heads to the ring!

“Master” Gable mistakenly thinks he figured out the Wyatt Sick6 puzzle, but Bo Dallas showed himself to be Uncle Howdy. And even after feeling first hand how dangerous the Wyatts have become, he wants to call Bo/Uncle Howdy out? Will Gable only get himself hurt all over again? We find out, after the break.

Raw returns and the fans chant “You Suck! You Suck!” Gable says, “Ladies and gentlemen, in yet another display of my seemingly endless intellect, I have solved what will go down as the greatest mystery, well, ever in the WWE. I’m here to announce the true identity of Uncle Howdy is none other than Bo Dallas!” The fans boo but Gable knows, they were surely thinking of anyone but Bo. But Bo, after everything you and those FREAKS have put Gable through over the past month, Gable is calling you out! Get in this ring so they can settle this problem. And don’t make him wait. Gable does wait a little longer and he shouts for Bo to show up.

And so Bo shows up! The fans cheer as Bo walks out, no music, no pomp and circumstance, but then he’s BLINDSIDED by Julius & Brutus Creed! The Creed Brothers throw Bo around, this was all a set up by Gable! Brutus POUNCES Bo into barriers! The fans boo but Julius drags Bo up, to POST him! Bo writhes, the fans boo more, but the Creeds feed Bo to Gable. Gable looms over Bo, the Creeds join him, and Gable raises their hands in victory. But Bo… is laughing? Gable is confused as to why, but he KICKS Bo in the side! The Creeds drag Bo up and Gable throws off his jacket. Gable rolls up his sleeves so he can fire forearms!

The fans boo but Bo still laughs it off! Gable ROCKS Bo with a haymaker! But Bo laughs through the pain! Gable tells the Creeds to stand Bo up. They mug Bo, then fireman’s carry for the KNEE DEATH VALLEY COMBO! The fans boo while Gable stands over Bo. Bo still manages a smile, even as Gable waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES Bo away! Bo flounders into a corner, Gable says problem handled. The fans boo more as Gable’s new team stands tall. Wait, is Bo still laughing? Bo says “Yeah yeah yeah yeah~” like another Wyatt Family member we’ve lost. Gable asks what’s so funny! Bo says, “There you are.” Gable is freaked out, but Bo sees the truth.

And then the lights start turning off! The fans tell Gable he messed up now! The fireflies come out, and the piano starts playing…! Gable & The Creeds are on guard as the fog starts rolling in. From the stage is that familiar eerie light. And from that light, out steps Sister Abigail, Ramblin’ Rabbit, Mercy the Buzzard & Huskus the Pig boy. Abigail has the lantern, and she leads the way. The fans are losing their minds as the Wyatt Sick6 approach the ring. They get up on the apron, Gable cowers behind the Creeds, then Gable gets out of the ring! Julius & Brutus are surprised, but then they follow Gable.

Bo rises up from the corner, to kneel at the center of the ring. The fans cheer as his family stands with him. Bo laughs and then looks to the skies. They’re here, but what will they do next?

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Ilja Dragunov!

The Great Liberator told The Mad Dragon that he earned this championship match with his passion and fury. But will Sami be able to survive that passion and fury when facing it head-on? Or will we soon have an #UNBESIEGBAR Intercontinental Champion?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who can truly fight like their lives depends on it!

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Dragunov waistlocks. Sami wrenches free, Dragunov wrenches in return. Sami rolls, wrenches again, and then cording holds. Dragunov goes to a corner, the ref calls the break, and Sami lets off, to CHOP! Dragunov scowls but Sami eggs him on. Dragunov runs up, they tie up, and Sami waistlocks. Dragunov headlocks, Sami fights around and ends up in a corner. The ref calls the break, so Dragunov lets off, to CHOP! Dragunov returns the favor and eggs Sami on now. Sami nods and resets with Dragunov. They start firing forearms back and forth and the fans fire up!

Dragunov ROCKS Sami, ROCKS him again, then DECKS him! Sami gest up, Dragunov runs in but Sami TOSSES Dragunov out. Sami goes to the apron, mule kicks, then ARABIAN PRESS SAULTS! Down goes Dragunov and the fans fire up with Sami! The champion stands tall and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Sami UPPERCUTS Dragunov. Dragunov stumbles to a corner, the fans rally, and Sami stands Dragunov up. Sami CHOPS, but Dragunov fires boxing elbows. Sami kicks low, whips, but Dragunov tiger feints, CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Sami rises, but Dragunov follows. Dragunov CHOPS in the corner! And CHOPS again! Sami sits down, Dragunov goes side to side, BOOT WASH! Dragunov drags Sami up, reels him in, but Sami slips out of the bomb to fire off forearms! Sami whips, Dragunov reverses but Sami goes up and over! Dragunov turns around into a LARIAT from Sami!

The fans fire up and Sami brings Dragunov up. Dragunov headlocks to fight the Blue Thunder, so Sami CLUBS him! Sami tries again, but Dragunov fights with elbows! The fans rally, Dragunov KNEES Sami low. Sami still swings, but Dragunov dodges to CONSTANTINE- NO, Sami gets under to BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov just raises that shoulder up in time and Sami can’t believe it! The fans rally, Sami drags Dragunov up, but Dragunov BOOTS him! And BOOTS again! And BOOTS again! Sami staggers, Dragunov waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Sami tumbles, Dragunov rises!

Dragunov runs up but Sami BOOTS him! Dragunov roars and returns, into a clinch! CORNER EXPLODER! The fans fire up as Sami goes corner to corner. Sami runs in, but into a BOOT from Dragunov! Dragunov covers, TWO!! Sami survives that counter but Dragunov drags him back up. Dragunov reels Sami in, to POWERBOMB! Dragunov powers up and the fans fire up, for the H-BOMB FOREARM into a BOOT! Sami crawls to cover, TWO!! Dragunov survives and the fans fire up again. Sami rises, Dayton rallies, and Sami fires a forearm. Dragunov springs up to ENZIGIRI! Dragunov runs to KNEE Sami, and Sami tumbles out of the ring!

Dragunov goes to the apron, powers up, and H-BOMB FOREARMS to the floor!! Sami sputters and the fans fire up while the ref starts the ring count. Dragunov drags Sami up and in, hurries up a corner, and fans duel as he takes aim! COAST2COAST! Dragunov roars as he rises again! SUPER SENTON onto knees! Ghost pin, TWO!! Dragunov escapes that trap and Sami is in disbelief. Sami storms over to drag Dragunov up at the ropes. Sami fires hands, but Dragunov HEADBUTTS back! Sami staggers, only to return with a HELLUVA KICK! Dragunov falls to the floor and fans fire up again! The ring count starts, but Sami goes out after Dragunov.

“This is Awesome!” as Sami drags Dragunov up. But here comes Bron! He storms down the ramp, picks up speed, and he runs in to SPEAR Dragunov!!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by disqualification (Sami retains the title)

The fans are torn between booing and barking, but Sami fires hands on Bron! Sami SMACKS Bron off the desk again and again, puts Bron in the ring, only for Bron to catch him! OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Bron rips up his shirt, throws it to the fans, and then builds speed to SPEAR Sami down!! Bron smirks, having done what he told Pearce. Bron destroyed this main event, what must be done to put an end to this rebellion?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Raw here with so much good story. For one, Drew McIntyre being just as petty as CM Punk was an interesting detail. But him losing his mind with rage again was a good way to bring Rollins out here, and I feel like my idea for a Triple Threat is coming true. Then after a great match between Sheamus VS Bronson, Dunne making the save only to turn on Sheamus was pretty wild. Tyler Bate is out with injury for the rest of the year so I suppose Dunne going Heel on his own wouldn’t be so out of the question. Though at the same time, Dunne would have to voice his reasons for doing this, so maybe he’ll be more of a Tweener?

Good stuff in the Women’s Division, but I feel kinda bad for Zelina being fed to Sonya so easily. It did technically set up the tag match for tonight, which was more solid as a match. Sonya’s trio sweeping gets them going, and while we can get a Six Woman Tag of Lyra & KC Squared VS Sonya, Shayna & Zoey, I’m sure Damage CTRL returns to make for an even bigger Six Woman Tag at some point. Plus there’s #TheBig3, Jade, Bianca & Naomi on SmackDown, and the potential of Blair Davenport joining Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn. Getting faction warfare in the RawDown Women’s Division could be a lot of fun.

Great stuff with the Judgment Day being the throughline on the night. Rhea VS Liv being made for SummerSlam was a given, but we got great stuff with Dom struggling to make this right. Dom being possessive of Rhea against Jey, Liv getting involved, and Dom still losing to Jey was all great stuff. Though, I’m a touch disappointed that Rhea essentially forgave Dom with the reminder that “she owns him.” I thought this would’ve gone at least one more week, but hey, there’s only two weeks until SummerSlam so why waste time? I still feel like Finn & JD are the members that side with Liv in a plot twist where Liv retains the title.

Thinking about it, though, Priest didn’t really help Dom by giving him that phrasing of “Rhea belongs to Dom.” Really good promo video from Gunther, and really good promo between Priest and Gunther in the ring, but I’m a little surprised we’re doing this as a clash of economic classes. Gunther acting superior because this is business and competition, not a dream, works for me, but then him talking down to Priest as “street trash” just doesn’t fit anything Gunther’s been about. Yes, he talks about prestige and honor, and I suppose that is to stem from how someone behaves and how someone behaves has to do with upbringing, but it just seemed odd.

Really good stuff in the Intercontinental Championship story. Sami and Dragunov had a good promo before having an awesome main event, but yeah of course Bron was going to get in there and “ruin” that. That itself could be a Triple Threat, Sami VS Dragunov VS Bron for the Intercontinental Championship, for SummerSlam. Now, I fully expect Pearce to want to punish Bron but I think Sami and Dragunov will each say give them this match so they can all settle this at once. Though, that’d make for what? Six championship matches? Priest VS Gunther, Cody VS Solo, Bayley VS Nia, Rhea VS Liv, and you know we’ll be getting LA Knight VS Logan Paul for the US title.

The HHH Era has been all about PLEs with less matches, more quality, but at the same time, they’ve gotten through PLEs in under three hours, so they have room for more. Plus, this is SummerSlam, “The Biggest Party of the Summer.” I heard they’ll have Jellyroll performing live now, but even then, six matches and all of them being major title stories, that’s just fine for SummerSlam, they can give us that and we’ll all be fine. I just don’t want there to be this talk of “Well now we need Raw and SmackDown exclusive PLEs so we can have time for more.” That’s too much to me. But that subject can be an opinion article on its own somewhere.

Great stuff in the Wyatt Sick6 story. For one, incorporating Pat McAfee’s show again was a nice touch. And hearing from Erick Rowan, that was a powerful promo. And with it, this now becomes not just a tribute to Bray, but also to Luke Harper/Brodie Lee. Gable had good interactions with Pearce and his former “Academy.” Also nice plug that Woods, Otis & Tozawa will face Kross & AOP, that’ll be a fun match. I actually really liked that Gable arrogantly thought he figured something out when it was revealed to us already. Julius & Brutus joining Gable in beating down Bo was a good detail, as was Bo laughing the whole time. And that detail writes itself: the physical pain was nothing compared to the loss of his brother. And also, there’s our Six Man Tag, it’s just a question of which three from the Wyatt Sick6.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (7/13/24)

Collision of Honor!

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Who will head to Arlington, Texas?

Mark Briscoe will defend his ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor, but will it be Roderick Strong or Dalton Castle that gets their shot?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington; Takeshita wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shawn Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark; The Bang Bang Gang wins.
  • ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong VS Dalton Castle; Roddy wins and will challenge for the title at Death Before Dishonor.
  • Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless; Nyla wins.
  • Top Flight VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty; Top Flight wins.
  • Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron; Skye wins.
  • Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom; The Kingdom wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington!

The Alpha of the Don Callis Family is still hunting down championship opportunities, but titles are more elusive than you’d think. Will tonight be Takeshita’s night to earn a shot? Or will he underestimate the new Dynamite Kid?

The bell rings, the fans rally up, and the two circle. The two tie up, and Takeshita shoves Tommy away! Takeshita eggs Tommy on, they tie up again, and Tommy arm-drags Takeshita! The two circle again, Tommy headlocks, but Takeshita powers out. They RAM shoulders, RAM shoulders again, and again! Takeshita BOOTS Tommy, whips, but Tommy runs Takeshita over! The fans fire up while Takeshita bails out and dusts himself off. The fans rally, Tommy waits on Takeshita, and Takeshita goes back to the ring. Takeshita and Tommy circle again, tie up, and Takeshita puts Tommy in a corner. Tommy powers back, they go along the ropes and into another corner.

The ref counts, Takeshita pie faces Tommy, but Tommy SHOTGUSN him! Takeshita comes back, Tommy dodges to headlocks but Takeshita powers out. Tommy ducks ‘n’ dodges and runs Takeshita over! Tommy keeps going but Takeshita dodges the dropkick! Takeshita smirks and ROCKS Tommy with right hands. The ref reprimands but Takeshita stomps Tommy and CHOKES him on ropes. The ref counts, Takeshita lets off to whip, but Tommy reverses. Takeshita stops himself, but Tommy runs up to CROSSBODY! Both men fall out of the ring and the fans rally up. Tommy CLUBS Takeshita, then scoops to SLAM!

The fans rally and Tommy drags Takeshita back up. Tommy smacks Takeshita off the apron, SMACKS him off it again, and again! Tommy RAMS Takeshita into the railing, then sends him back into the ring. Tommy climbs a corner while Takeshita is down, but then Takeshita springs up! Takeshita trips Tommy up top and fires some elbows. Takeshita smirks, goes up and he fires shots., Tommy gives those back, and then Tommy HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! Takeshita roars, and then BITES Tommy on the head! Takeshita drags Tommy to the very top, SUPER DUPER PLEX! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally as Tommy stays in this. Takeshita clamps on a chinlock, Tommy endures, and fights up as the fans rally. Takeshita KNEES Tommy in the back, and KNEES him again! Takeshita has the motorcycle stretch but Tommy still endures. The fans rally up, Takeshita keeps the stretch on Tommy, but Tommy powers up! Tommy fights to turn this, but Takeshita turns things back onto Tommy. Tommy still endures, so Takeshita ROCKS him! Tommy ROCKS Takeshita! They go forearm to forearm and fans fire up. Takeshita ROCKS Tommy! Takeshita scoops, Tommy slips free, but Takeshita switches. They go around and around, Takeshita POSTS Tommy!

The fans boo but Takeshita soaks it all up. Tommy is writhing on the floor as Collision goes picture in picture.

Takeshita goes out to fetch Tommy, but he’s in no hurry. Takeshita whips Tommy hard into railing! Tommy falls in a heap but Takeshita storms up. Takeshita drags Tommy up and into the ring, then wrenches him for a whip. Tommy hits the buckles hard! Takeshita snarls as he storms up and stands Tommy up. Takeshita whips, Tommy KICKS! Takeshita ROLLING ELBOWS in return! Tommy falls but Takeshita sits him up into a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Tommy down, but Tommy pries at the grip! The fans rally, Tommy rises up, and Tommy fires body shots. Takeshita CLAWS Tommy’s eyes! The ref reprimands while Tommy staggers away.

Takeshita runs corner to corner but Tommy dodges! Takeshita goes up and out to the floor! The cameraman got out of the way this time, he learned from Mortis landing on him last week. Takeshita shakes out the bad leg, but Tommy goes to a corner. Tommy climbs up, takes aim, and Collision returns to single picture as he SUPER CROSSBODIES! Down goes Takeshita and the fans fire up! Tommy puts Takeshita in and goes up again. Calgary fires up as Tommy MISSILE DROPKICKS! Tommy kips up, the fans fire up, and he whips. Tommy LARIATS Takeshita and then snap suplexes! Even Callis admits Tommy is impressive!

Tommy climbs up a corner, but Takeshita rises to ROCK him again! Takeshita then ROCKET LAUNCHES Tommy! The fans boo but Takeshita lines up a shot. Tommy slowly rises, fans rally up, but Takeshita runs corner to corner, only for Tommy to dodge! Tommy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirls! And he manages a gut wrench!? Takeshita flips that around on Tommy and tuck shim in! But Tommy kicks and flails, to gut wrench back! TOMBSTONE!! But Tommy can’t make the cover! The fans rally even harder as Tommy crawls to a corner. Tommy drags himself up to the top, and the fans fire up again!

Tommy aims to DYNAMITE DIVING HEADBUTT FLOP! Takeshita shakes his head and wags his finger, he wasn’t gonna get hit with that one. Takeshita snarls and watches Tommy go to the apron. Takeshita storms up, drags him up, suplexes, but Tommy slips free! The standing switch returns again and again, and Takeshita snatches Tommy into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tommy survives that whirlpool but Takeshita hauls him up! Takeshita vows to end this, but Tommy slips out of the bomb! Takeshita blocks the cradle to suplex! Tommy slips free again, O’Conner Roll! TWO!!

Takeshita is up, and he BOOTS Tommy! Tommy wobbles, but he ELBOWS back! Tommy whips, Takeshita breaks through the lariat, to LARIAT!! The fans boo but Takeshita takes aim again. Tommy sits up, into the POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Cover, Takeshita wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Callis is calling it “The T Trigger,” as if to poke fun at Kenny Omega. But whatever the move’s name, it was a big win for Takeshita. Callis joins Takeshita in the ring to celebrate, but Callis also has a mic. “I have something important to say.” The fans boo even more now. Callis says “This young man right here, he wrestled the match of a lifetime against Takeshita. C’mon, kid.” Tommy sits up and Callis introduces himself. And he says that was a tremendous effort. When Callis looks at Tommy, just 23 years old, the blood of the original Dynamite Kid in his veins, Callis says Tommy has everything he is looking for.

In fact, Callis was thinking on this back. He remembered his mentor, Bad News Allen, was also a mentor to Dynamite Kid. Now, Callis can be Tommy’s mentor. The fans boo but Callis says Bad News and Dynamite Kid would want this! So let’s seal the deal with a handshake! Welcome to the Don Callis Family! The fans boo and say “NO! NO! NO!” Tommy is conflicted. But he takes the handshake?! Callis smiles and asks for an official answer. Tommy looks him in the eyes, and says, “Kiss my ass!” Callis is furious! He SLAPS Tommy! Takeshita says hold on, they can still make this work. But then Tommy grabs Callis!

Takeshita CLUBS Tommy down, stomps him, and even Callis gets his shots in. He calls for back-up, and here comes Kyle Fletcher! The Aussie Arrow steps in to get his shots in! They stand Tommy up so Callis can swing on Tommy! WAIT! FTR is here!? Calgary fires up as Cash & Dax storm out here! The Top Guys throw hands with Fletcher & Takeshita! The fans fire up for FTR as Dax CHOPS Takeshita down! Cash CLUBS away on Kyle, Kyle flops out of the ring, and Callis has his family regroup and retreat! Dax offers a hand, and Tommy takes it. The fans cheer as FTR and Tommy stand tall together. Will they make the Callis Family learn a thing about respect?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shaun Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark!

Juice Robinson & The Gunns are here, and these #CollisionCowboys are looking to keep up their momentum as AEW heads for Wembley. Will the Unified World Trios Champions be more than ready to go All In?

The trios sort out and the fans rally for “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” as he starts against Moore. Juice gives Moore a free shot, so Moore headlocks him. Juice powers up and out, tags Colten, and then Colten tags Austin. Bang Bang Gang hit a body shot, KNEE LIFT, and LARIAT! Juice adds a SENTON, then Colten SPINNING SPLASHES! Austin runs to “GUNS UP!” AX HANDLE! The ref reprimands, but Austin brings Moore around. Austin makes Moore do gun fingers, then he back suplexes. Moor lands out, hot tag to MARC! But Austin dodges, dodges, then trips MARC! Austin says bang bang, tag to Colten.

The Gunns get MARC up, and Colten DROPKICKS him down! Guns Up fist bump! London runs in but Juice JABS, JABS, and JABS! LEFT HAND O’ GOD! London falls out, Juice says beat MARC’s ass! Feed to the 3:10 TO YUMA! Cover, Bang Bang Gang wins!

Winners: The Bang Bang Gang, by pinfall

Bullet Club Gold made quick work of this match, and then Austin gets a mic. He hands that to Colten and Colten says, “Guns up for my Calgary Gold Members~! Alright, the good news is, you got to see the Bang Bang Gang, the best trios champions in the world! The bad news, last week, that turtleneck douchebag, Christian, hurt Jay White. But it’s okay, because as a quarter of the Trios Champions,” Juice can now officially BE a champion! Juice says well, he hates to say they were right but they were right. Tony Khan should’ve anointed Juice when he was told to. Now he has no choice! So with Jay White on the bench, you are lookin’ at THE A E W Unified Trios Champions!

But then someone says hold on, hold on. Christopher Daniels is here, and he doesn’t wanna make the bad news worse, but the thing is… When a team member gets hurt, they cannot allow a substitute. The fans are upset but Daniels says he must STRIP the Bang Bang Gang of those titles! Bullet Club Gold is mad, they thought Daniels was cool! But wait, here comes The Patriarchy… Christian Cage leads Mother Shayna, his “Prodigy Son” Nick Wayne, and Killswitch-Luchasaurus out. Christian tells Calgary to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts business. Now, Daniels, that is the right call by stripping the Bang Bang Gang.

Now make another right call and anoint The Patriarchy the NEW champions right here and right now! The fans boo that even more! Daniels tells Christian to hold on. Tony Khan is not gonna like that idea any better. But here’s an idea Daniels has that TK is sure to love. Let’s have a Trios Championship match of The Bang Bang Gang VS The Patriarchy, the winners become THE Unified Trios Champions! Austin says let’s make it even easier! Let’s just do it here and now in Calgary! And if Christian ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for him! GUNS UP!

Christian asks if Bang Bang Gang really wants to do this here and now. YES! Well, then that depends on if the fans want it. The fans cheer “YES! YES! YES!” Well of course they do, they are so desperate to see a championship since The Flames will never get one. That said, the Patriarchy ARE the next champions, BUT they aren’t tarnishing their victory by having it in Calgary. See you down the road, Bang Bang Gang. Captain Charisma is crafty, when and where will he and his “sons” step up to the challenge?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Malakai says, “Writing history is a delicate thing, Arlington, Texas. Because next week, you will be witness when The House of Black starts building what will be the foundation of Wembley.” Brody King barks, but what could they mean by that?

 

AEW shares Jeff Jarrett’s reunion with Martha & Oje Hart.

Never in Double J’s wildest dreams could he have imagined being in Calgary for his friend. After Wednesday Night Dynamite, the world now knows how special Owen Hart was as not just a wrestler but as a man. Martha is so happy that AEW has been able to honor Owen. Owen would be so happy to see this tribute. Oje says it was here in the Stampede Park that he and Jarrett met over 25 years ago. He’s never felt closer to his dad than doing these events.

Jarrett may not have won this year’s Owen Hart Cup, but can he make sure next year’s is even bigger and better?

 

ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Dalton Castle w/ The Outrunners!

Death Before Dishonor is less than two weeks away, and Mark Briscoe needs himself a challenger! Two former ROH World Champions, who are no strangers to each other, do battle once again to become such a challenger. Will it be the Savior of the Backbreaker or The Peacock that faces The Sussex County Chicken in Arlington?

The bell rings, the two circle, and The Kingdom is already barking at Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd. Roddy and Castle tie up, Castle waistlocks but Roddy wrenches. Roddy slaps Castle around and taunts him. Castle rolls away to ropes and cools of. The fans rally up, the two circle again, and Castle picks a leg to trip Roddy and gator roll him. Castle waistlocks but Roddy goes under the ropes. The ref counts and Calgary is behind Castle as he lets Roddy go. Roddy bails out and regroups with The Kingdom. Taven blocks out the Castle chants, then Roddy rushes in. Castle gets around to waistlock and wrangle Roddy!

Roddy fights up, Castle shifts, but Roddy fights off the chinlock. Castle pushes him to a cover, ONE, but Castle holds onto a leg to keep Roddy down. Roddy BOOTS Castle with the other leg! Castle bails out and he regroups with his new boys, The Outrunners. They pump up for him, and the flexing inspires him! Castle feels that energy, he starts doing laps around the ring, though staying away from The Kingdom. Castle gets in to fire off forearms and CHOPS on Roddy! Castle lifts Roddy but Roddy scrambles onto the ropes. Roddy ROCKS Castle, bumps him off buckles again and again, then goes up the corner.

Castle trips Roddy up! Castle goes to the apron, runs in from the adjacent corner, and he KNEES Roddy to the floor! The fans fire up and Castle flexes! Roddy regroups with The Kingdom again but Castle storms his way over. The Kingdom stands in his way, and Roddy sucker punches Castle! Roddy pushes Castle to the ring but Castle tiger feint RANAS! The fans fire up and Castle puts Roddy in the ring. Castle argues with Taven, old rivalry there too. The Outrunners get in The Kingdom’s faces, and they flex on ’em! But then Roddy WRECKS Castle with a dropkick! Roddy hauls Castle up to BARRIER BACK SUPLEX!

The Kingdom gloats while the fans boo, and Roddy shouts “Who’s the man now?!” while Collision goes picture in picture.

Roddy SLAPS Castle with the foam guard, then puts him in the ring. The ref has The Kingdom and Outrunners stand down. Roddy stomps Castle, drags him up, and puts him in a corner. Roddy CHOPS Castle, CHOPS again, but Castle ROCKS Roddy with a forearm! Castle CHOPS, but Roddy kicks low and fires off hands! Roddy clamps onto Castle with a chinlock and grinds him down. Castle endures, fights up as the fans rally, and he fires body shots. Castle is free, but Roddy DROPKICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Castle with another chinlock, but Castle endures. Roddy shifts it into a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Castle endures being bent back, pries at the grip, but then Roddy fishhooks his face! The ref reprimands, The Outrunners rally as hard as they can as Castle continues to fight, but Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Roddy pushes Castle to a cover, TWO! Castle is still in this but Roddy tells him to stay down. Roddy tells fans to shut up, and he kicks Castle around. Castle goes to ropes, Roddy drags him up, and then CHOPS! Castle staggers, Roddy scuffs him, and then Roddy storms up. Castle blocks a kick to reel Roddy in for a BIG back suplex! The fans fire up as Castle roars! Castle rises, Roddy runs up, but Castle blocks a punch to DECK him! And DECK him again! And again! Roddy goes to a corner, Castle runs in to JUMP KNEE! And LARIAT! And JULIE NEWMAR BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!

Castle is annoyed but he CLUBS away on Roddy with elbows, then KNEES Roddy in the side. Castle waistlocks, but Roddy pries the hold open. Roddy ELBOWS Castle, swings, but into an EXPLODER SUPLEX! The fans fire up and Roddy rises. But Castle just hits him with another EXPLODER! And then Castle waistlocks, but Roddy grabs the corner! The ref counts, Castle lets go at 4, but then he JUMP KNEES again! The fans fire up and The Outrunners say one more! Castle goes corner to corner but Roddy dodges! Castle tumbles up and out and Taven talks trash on him. The ref tells Taven to back up.

The ring count starts, The Outrunners storm up on The Kingdom. Roddy goes to the apron to join Castle, and he waistlocks. Castle fires elbows but Roddy fires body shots. Castle clings to ropes but Roddy CLUBS him. Roddy hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Roddy shoves Castle in, covers, TWO! Castle shows that toughness that made him a champion, but Roddy is aiming for his head. Roddy runs up, Castle dodges, and Alabama Lift! BANGAAAA- NO, Roddy victory rolls! Castle sits on the cover, TWO!! Roddy escapes, stands up, and he runs in, but back into the Alabama Lift! BANGAAA- NO, Roddy slips free and STRONG KNEES! Cover, RODDY WINS!!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender tot he ROH World Championship)

That was almost a knockout victory there! That’s how strong Roddy is, but will he prove he’s the strongest when he takes on Mark Briscoe? Speaking of…

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now the fine gentlemen in the AEW front office blessed me with a week off. Thank you very much, folks. But ain’t no weeks off around here, baby! Ain’t no days off around here! This is Sandy Bah God Fork, Delaware. We dem boys, baby! Ain’t no days off! I’ve been in this ring for hours now, bustin’ my ass, gettin’ my lungs right. Cuz in just a matter of a couple weeks, I got Blood & Guts comin’ up, Team AEW VS The Elite. Blood & Guts! The Elite! I think y’all’re a little over dressed for Blood & Guts. You might get some blood or your guts on your suits. I’m a chicken farmer, baby! Blood & Guts is what I do! That’s my currency, baby! Blood, guts, ‘n’ chicken *hit!”

Mark says The Elite can’t get dirty, they can’t get down with him! And not only that, but just earlier on this very evening, he just found out, two nights later, after Nashville, Tennessee, Blood & Guts, it’ll be Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong in Dallas, Texas, for the ROH World title. Roddy, you a former world champion yourself, and they’ve done this dance many times. But hey, Mark is a bit wiser. He only had two kids back then. Look at the salt in his pepper. See that wisdom? But he also knows “OC,” Orange Cassidy, and Kyle O’Reilly are gonna do their thing taking out Bennett & Taven. “Roddy, in Texas, yo ass is MINE!”

 

Program loading.

“Holo.grm” is coming to AEW, but just who is he? We find out, next week!

 

Stokely Hathaway & Kris Statlander talk backstage.

Big Stoke appreciates what Stat did last Wednesday night. Kris says that was divine. Stoke played the gifs over and over again. Lexy Nair walks over to ask them about that moment they got involved with Willow Nightingale’s match. What were their intentions? Their intentions? C’mon, Lexy, you know Stokely’s a hater and Kris is petty, so there was no way they were gonna let Willow get away with what she did to them. Stokely tells Willow that he hoped Kris had knocked some sense into her, but it seems he’s talking to someone whose favorite color is the number three.

Stoke will out and say it! Willow is the biggest con artist in AEW history! Every week, Willow walks out here to preach positivity and that smiling will make everything work out. Well, Willow, how has everything worked out for you? Stoke doesn’t think it’s gone well at all. Truth be told, everything Willow has gotten this year has been because of Stoke & Kris. There is an old saying: “I’ve brought you into this world and I can take you out.” Kris says this will never end for Willow. Kris & Stoke storm off, but what more can they possibly do to the Babe with the Power now?

 

Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless!

The Native Beast is back in AEW, looking to return to the top of the food chain. Will Ava just be an appetizer? Or will “The Hellion” make Nyla lose her appetite?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Ava. The two tie up, Nyla waistlocks but Ava fires elbows. Ava is free, she fires more shots, then winds up to ROCK Nyla! Ava runs, ducks Nyla’s lariat and wrenches, but Nyla stuffs the STO! Nyla choke grips and CHOKE SLAMS Ava! The fans fire up as Nyla storms around. Ava stands up, Nyla SPLASHES her in the corner! Then Nyla whips Ava back in, reels her in, and suplexes Ava high and hard! Nyla rolls through to deadlift and GOURD BUSTER! Ava sits up, into a SUPERKICK! Nyla fires up, reels Ava back in, for the BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!

Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall

Ring rust is not a thing with Nyla Rose, and she barely broke a sweat here. Will The Native Beast make ever women’s champion in AEW and ROH her prey?

 

Top Flight w/ Action Andretti VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

ROH just saw Darius & Dante Martin team up with Action Andretti to take on Shane Taylor Promotions in full, and that match was won by Shane Taylor Promotions. But now it will be 2v2, will it still be “Rumble, Bad Man, Rumble?” Or can Top Flight take flight to climb up the tag team rankings?

The teams sort out and Angel Dorado starts against #TAIGASTYLE. They circle, tie up, and Lee wrenches to a wristlock. Lee HEADBUTTS the hand, but Dante flips and wrenches back. Lee spins to then slip through and step over, to arm-drag! Dante shakes that off while Lee mockingly applauds. Lee poses, then he and Dante circle. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and then Dante wrenches to snapmare and step over to sunset flip, TWO! Dante ghost pins, TWO! Dante rolls Lee into another ghost pin, TWO! Lee is frustrated but Dante arm-drags him down for an armlock. Lee fights up and pulls hair!

The ref reprimands, Lee arm-drags but Dante holds on to arm-drag again! Lee fights up, Dante wrenches him to YANK the arm. Tag to Darius and they whip Lee to then DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Darius KNEES Lee in the back, clamps on, but Lee RAMS him into the corner. Tag to Ogogo and he ROCKS Darius! Oogog snapmares Darius to run and UPPERCUT him down! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo kicks Darius to a corner, stomps him, then UPPERCUTS. Ogogo whips Darius back in, runs up, but Darius goes up and over! Ogogo blocks the arm-drag but Darius turns it to a backslide! TWO!

Ogogo BODY SHOTS Darius, fireman’s carries, but Darius slips free. Darius shoves Ogogo to the corner and RAMS! Tag to Dante, CHOP and LARIAT! Tag back to Darius and he goes to suplex, but Ogogo blocks! Dante saves Darius from Ogogo’s suplex, and Darius snap suplexes after all! Dante then SLINGSHOT SENTONS! Dante scuffs Ogogo, tags Darius, and Darius drops a leg. Cover, ONE! Darius keeps on Ogogo, bumps him off buckles, and the ref has Darius back up. Darius run sin but Ogogo puts him on the apron. Darius ROCKS Ogogo, fights off Lee, but Ogogo reels Darius in through the ropes!

The ref counts, Ogogo lets Darius go, and Lee KICKS Darius down! The fans boo but Ogogo drags Darius up. Ogogo wrenches, CLUBS Darius, and Shane likes what he sees as Ogogo wrenches again. Ogogo puts Darius in a corner while Collision goes picture in picture.

Ogogo HEADBUTTS Darius, HEADBUTTS again, then brings Darius out to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo bumps him off buckles, tags in Lee, and now Lee fires hands on Darius. The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but he lets off at 4. Lee fires up, then stands Darius up to wrench. Lee snapmares Darius, traps the arm, and SNAP LOCKS it! Lee stands Darius up, bumps him off buckles, and tags Ogogo. STP mugs Darius, then Ogogo RAMS him. Ogogo runs side to side to BOOT Darius, then comes back to run him over! Cocky cover, TWO! Ogogo drags Darius up to whip him back to the corner.

Ogogo runs in but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius DECKS Lee, runs up, but Ogogo catches him! Ogogo throws Darius back, Darius rebounds and slides under! Ogogo grabs a leg, but Darius hops up! Darius ENZIGIRI, but Ogogo ducks it! Ogogo drops an elbow, then bumps Darius off buckles. Tag to Lee and he hits a SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Lee stays on Darius with an armlock, and he bends the fingers! Darius endures while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Lee is still torturing Darius’ arm. Darius endures, the fans rally for Top Flight, and Darius fights up. But Lee pulls hair to wrangle Darius back down! The fans still rally, Darius still fights up, and Darius fires body shots! Lee wrenches but Darius fires hands! Lee wrenches again, but Darius fires more hands! Darius reaches for Dante but Lee WRINGS the arm out! Lee soaks up the heat, then lines up a shot. Lee runs in, into a SNAP GERMAN! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Lee and Darius crawl, hot tags to Ogogo and Dante! Dante fires off on Ogogo with forearm after forearm!

Lee gets back in but Dante JUMP KNEES him away! Dante lines up a shot, Ogogo ducks the Buzzsaw! Ogogo shoves Dante, runs in, but Dante avoids him int he corner! Dante goes up, around and GAMANGIRIS! Springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Ogogo survives but Dante keeps his focus. The fans rally, Dante drags Ogogo up but Ogogo fireman’s carries! Dante slips free, shoves, but Ogogo blocks the sobat! So Dante rolls that to a cradle! TWO, and Dante JUMP KNEES Ogogo! Tag to Darius, Dante whips but Ogogo reverses. Darius helps Dante go up and over, but Ogogo RAMS Darius to the corner!

Dante runs in, Ogogo dodges to pop-up HAYMAKER! Dante falls out of the ring, Ogogo tags Lee. Darius ENZIGIRIS Ogogo down, but Lee spins Darius around! Darius fireman’s carries, Lee slips free. Lee waistlocks but Darius fights the O’Conner. So Lee pop-up LARIATS Darius down! Cover, TWO! Lee snarls, he ROCKS Darius with haymaker after haymaker! Darius body shots but Lee fires up! Lee fires more shots, but Darius fires in return! Darius ROCKS Lee, winds up, but Lee blocks a kick to ROCK Darius! Darius CHOPS, Lee BOOTS, and Lee half nelsons. Darius slips free, BULLDOG HOTSHOT and GAMANGIRI!

Darius fires up, steps in, but the ref is checking Lee. Lee sits up, Shane YANKS Darius down! Darius flounders, but Action goes up! SUPER CROSSBODY onto Big Bad Shaney T! Lee O’Conner Rolls Darius with bridge! TWO!! Lee fires up, Darius ducks the leg lariat! Fireman’s carry, F5 DDT!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!

Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall

STP won 3v3 but Top Flight won 2v2, only for Shane to CLOBBER Darius and Action! The fans boo as Shane Taylor Promotions are sore losers! Shane gets Dante as he gets in the ring! Shane has Ogogo stand Action up, and Shane DECKS Action with that killer right hand! Shane says this is what you get every single time! They are the baddest men you’ve ever seen! But will this dangerous trio soon become the baddest champions you’ve ever seen?

 

Backstage interview with Deonna Purrazzo.

Lexy Nair is with The Virtuosa and brings up her attack on Thunder Rosa and Rachael Ellering last night on Rampage. Deonna promised that wherever Rosa went, she would follow. Well, that’s not all that she promised. She also promised to burn AEW down to recreate it in her own image, and bring about The Age of The Virtuosa. If that means rearranging Rosa’s anatomy, that is par for the course. Speaking of, donde es La Mera Mera? Rosa steps right in! Rosa says she spoke to her therapist, because it has really bothered her. She is just sick and tired of all this! The running away, the hide ‘n’ seek, everything!

But the one thing that was clear to Rosa, is that she has to wait until the bell rings so that she can beat Deonna straight. Oh, is that what Rosa thinks will happen? She wants a bell to ring so Deonna can beat her in another  standard match? Or maybe in another No Disqualifications match? No, no, no. Why not just save us all the trouble and lie down for Deonna to pin you now. Rosa says Deonna is just so funny. But hey, it’s okay. Deonna has made a lot of enemies here, more than she can believe. Next week on Collision, in Rosa’s home state of Texas, Rosa’s new friends, and some of Deonna’s “acquaintances,” will all watch Rosa break Deonna’s face.

Because next week, it will be a LUMBERJACK MATCH! Deonna says all Rosa does is yap yap yap. Rosa tells Deonna off in Espanol, but will they both be speaking the universal language of an ass kicking next week in Texas?

 

Backstage interview with Nyla Rose.

The Native Beast is in a very good mood as she joins Lexy, and Lexy congratulates her on the win tonight. But Nyla has something to say so the floor is hers. Nyla wants to say she’s doing great! She goes to leave, but then steps back and and says there is one little thing more. You all like wrestling? Then let’s talk about it. A few days, Nyla noticed a little tweet on her Twitter feed, put out by The CEO. Nyla loves the dance, but hey, guess what? Mercedes Mone issued an Open Challenge for Dynamite 250! Little Rock, Arkansas, to anyone except Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. Well, last time Nyla checked, she ain’t a dentist, but she does knock teeth out.

Listen: Nyla has what it takes! She was on the first ever Dynamite, she is a former AEW Women’s World Champion,, she won the first ever Women’s Casino Battle Royal, and is the first woman on the AEW roster to make it to 100 wins total. So next week, Dynamite 250, Nyla may not have ever driven a Mercedes, but she’s damn sure gonna wreck one! SKRRRR~! The Native Beast wants to finally have some gold back around her waist, will she waste Mone to get it?

 

Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron w/ Saraya!

A new look for the Chicago Skye, but her attitude is just as bitter as ever. Meanwhile, The Outcasts’ Aussie of anarchy is as bonkers as ever! With all this talk of championships, who puts themselves in the conversation with a big win here in Calgary?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Harley and Skye both pull hair, and then they let off. They both dodge the other, Saraya distracts Skye, and Harley rolls Skye up! TWO, Skye kicks Harley low! Skye whips, Harley reverses then runs in to SPLASH! Harley digs her boot into Skye, shrieks as she does, but lets off as the ref counts. Skye snarls and she puts Harley in the corner to return the favor! The ref counts, Skye lets off at 4, then Skye whips corner to corner. Skye runs in, but Harley slips free! Harley ROUNDHOUSES Skye away, goes up and slingshots in to LARIAT! Harley then ELBOWS away on Skye!

Harley rallies the fans, and ELBOWS again! Naughty cover, TWO! Skey flounders but Harley stalks her. Harley pushes Skye, climbs up, and she rains down fists! But Skye slips free, tucks Harley in, and CHEEKY NANDOS! That had some sauce on it! Saraya says Harley is making a mess! Skye BOOTS Harley out of the ring! Saraya gets in Skye’s face again but Harley reels Skye in, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Harley dribbles Skye off the floor, the ref reprimands, and Harley lets off. Harley steps away and Saraya talks trash while Collision goes picture in picture.

Saraya talks trash even though we can’t hear her. Harley CLUBS Skye, pushes her against the apron, and CHOPS! Skye sputters, but she SLAPS Harley back! Harley SMACKS Skye off the apron, pushes her into the ring, then storms in after her. Harley drags Skye up to whip and ELBOW her down! Cover, TWO! Harley stalks Skye to ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Harley lets off, but Harley also argues with the ref so Saraya can fire off knees on Skye! Saraya gets away with all that, then Harley scuffs Skey. Harley stomps Skye, drags her up, but Skye fires body shots! Harley ROCKS Skye, ROCKS Her again, but Skye ROCKS her back!

Skye fires off shots, whips, but Harley reverses. Harley runs Skye over, covers, TWO! Saraya coaches Harley and she looms over Skye. Harley drags Skye up, but Skey fires more body shots. Skye ROCKS Harley again, but Harley ducks ‘n’ dodge! DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Skye runs in at the ropes to SHINING WIZARD! She snapmares Harley hard, then runs up. Skye blocks a kick, KNEES Harley, and hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Saraya is relieved but Skye is frustrated as she stalks Harley. Skye fireman’s carries but Harley fights with elbows. Harley ROCKS Skye, whips her to a corner, but Skye reverses. Skye runs in, but Harley goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO!! Skye escapes, stands up, but Harley wrenches for some SOLE FOOD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and Harley is shocked! Saraya says she’s still proud of Harley, though.

Harley drags Skye up but Skye drags her into a cradle! TWO and Harley mule kicks. Harley runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives again and Harley is furious! Saraya asks how Aubrey is a ref when she can’t count right! Harley stalks Skye to ropes, brings her up to CLUB her, then BACK- NO! Skye holds ropes to stop the backstabber, and now jackknife bridge! TWO, and Harley spins Skye to ROCK her again! Skye SUPERKICKS back! Skye fireman’s carries for the T K O! Roll back, into a DRAGON SLEEPER HEAD ‘N’ ARM TRIANGLE! Harley TAPS, Skye wins!

Winner: Skye Blue, by submission

Saraya can’t believe what just happened! But Skye is rising, will she finally be golden for the Summer?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“You see that? You see that? These b*tches need to start putting some respect on my name! Because I am one of the best here. So maybe just to get it through their heads, I have to beat one of the best on the entire roster. So… Hikaru Shida… the so-called Greatest AEW Women’s World Champ of all time… Next week, I want you one-on-one.” Skye calls out the Shining Samurai, will Shida make Skye put some respect on her name?

 

Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom!

The Conglomeration has been itching for a fight with Roderick Strong, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, and we’ll be seeing part of that when Mark Briscoe takes on Roddy at Death Before Dishonor. The other two-thirds are in action now, will this be a Violently Squeezed victory for Cassidy & Kyle? Or will Taven & Bennett show us why they’re ROH World Tag Team Champions?

The teams sort out and Kyle starts against Taven. Taven tells Kyle that they’re still friends, he doesn’t wanna do this. Taven tags Bennett, and Bennett circles with Kyle. But then Bennett also gets second thoughts, and he bails out. The Kingdom doesn’t wanna fight their “friend” but the fans chant “WUSSIES! WUSSIES!” So Cassidy tags in to DIVE onto them both! The fans fire up and Cassidy puts Bennett in. Cassidy goes up top, Bennett gets under the jump. Bennett headlocks, Cassidy powers up and out, but Bennett runs him over. Cassidy UP KICKS, Bennett comes back to headlock. Cassidy powers out, ducks down then hurdles.

Cassidy arm-drags Bennett but Bennett arm-drags back! Cassidy arm-drags again, then avoids Bennett’s arm-drag! The fans cheer but Taven gets in. Taven waistlocks, Cassidy switches and shoves Taven into Bennett. Cassidy then back drops Taven, and has hands up! Bennett runs up but Cassidy blocks the kick. Cassidy spins Bennett, headlocks, but Bennett powers up and out. Cassidy tags Kyle, dodges Bennett, then puts hands in pockets before bailing. Bennett runs around and Kyle KICKS! And KICKS! And whips, to then kitchen sink knee! Bennett sputters, Taven runs in, but Kyle blocks the kick!

Taven apologizes and says he still doesn’t wanna fight. But then he pokes Kyle in the eyes! Taven says that is why he doesn’t wanna do this. But Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl. Taven stops that, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy holds Taven in place so Kyle can AX and SMASH! Bennett stands, blocks a kick, but Kyle rolls to pick the ANKLE LOCK! Bennett endures, reaches out, and he rolls! Taven GAMANGIRIS Kyle, but Cassidy DECKS Taven! Cassidy dodges Bennett, SHOVES him out, then Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit and Bennett hits railing! Cassidy sends Bennet to the apron but Bennett rebounds, BOSTON BAYONET!

Bennett talks smack on Cassidy, goes to the ring, but Kyle catches him for a SLEEPER! Bennett JAWBREAKERS free, then waistlocks. Kyle switches, hops on, SLEEPER BACKPACK! Bennett endures, calls Taven, and they PROTON PACK Kyle down! Cover, Cassidy breaks it! The fans cheer, Taven storms up, and Roddy cheers his team from commentary. Cassidy TOSSES Taven first, though! Then he dodges Bennett to SHOTGUN! But JUST THE TIP hits Cassidy! Kyle storms up, Taven ROCKS him! Taven again apologizes but what’s done is done. Taven runs, into a KNEE! Kyle snapmares Taven, Bennett ROCKS him!

Kyle yoyos in ropes to DOUBLE LARIAT The Kingdom! The fans fire up as all three men are down! Roddy is conflicted as Collision goes picture in picture.

Cassidy crawls on the outside, Taven bails out, leaving Kyle and Bennett in the ring. Kyle and Bennett crawl, hot tags to Taven and Cassidy! Cassidy and Taven fire off fast hands! Taven knees low, whips Cassidy, but Cassidy tumbles up and out to then bump Taven off buckles. Cassidy dribbles Taven off the buckles again and again, pauses, then again! Cassidy goes up the corner but Taven distracts the ref so that Bennett can trip Cassidy up! Roddy smiles as Cassidy falls to the mat. Bennett tag sin, he drags Cassidy up, and Bennett CHOPS! Cassidy sputters, Bennett ROCKS him! And CHOPS him! Cassidy falls, Bennett soaks up the heat.

Bennett stays between Cassidy and Kyle, mocks the hands in pockets, then stomps Cassidy. Roddy is having fun now as Bennett whips Cassidy to ropes. Bennett ELBOWS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Bennett clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy fights up, pries at the hold, then fires body shots. Bennett ROCKS Cassidy, tags Taven, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy as Collision returns to single picture. But then Cassidy starts fighting back! The fans fire up as but Taven knees low. The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then whips him to ropes. POP-UP BAYONET! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up but Taven drags Cassidy over. Tag to Bennett, they stomp Cassidy, then Bennett CHOPS Cassidy. Cover, TWO! Tag to Taven, The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then Taven bumps Cassidy off buckles. Taven digs his boot in, tags to Bennett, then he sends Taven in. Cassidy BOOTS Taven, hurdles over Bennett, but Taven throws Cassidy back. Casisdy dodges Taven’s splash, hurries over, but Bennett anchors a leg! Cassidy fights, BOOTS Bennett away, but now Taven anchors Cassidy! Cassidy BOOTS Taven now! Taven holds on! Cassidy fights up and up and reaches out, hot tag to Kyle!

The fans fire up as Taven has no choice but to face Kyle. Bennett storms in but Kyle DECKS him! BOOT for Taven! ROUNDHOUSE for Bennett! Kyle fires off a strike fest on Taven, then a LEG SWEEP! Kyle whips Bennett, Bennett reverses but Kyle goes up and over. Taven swings, misses, and The Kingdom almost run into each other! Kyle storms up, blocks Taven’s kick, and he hands it to Bennett. Kyle then gets a leg, to DRAGON SCREW CHAIN The Kingdom! The fans fire up with Kyle, and he runs in to SMASH Bennett! Kyle wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, reel shim in, but Kyle back drops and drops down, ARMBAR!

Bennett endures, Taven stomps, but Kyle grabs that leg! Grapevine and KNEEBAR!! Taven flails, Bennett stomps Kyle. Bennett drags Kyle up, reels him in, but Kyle slips free of the bomb to GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett endures, Taven hits the KICK OF THE KING! Roddy applauds, mockingly asks where Ishii is, and then The Kingdom hits the ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA! Cover, but Cassidy breaks it! The #NeckCheck does not pass, so Taven TOSSES Cassidy! The Kingdom then goes back for Kyle. Bennett reels Kyle in while Taven goes up, but Kyle trips Bennett! Kyle CATAPULTS Bennett into Taven!

Kyle crawls, hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl DDT Bennett! Kip up and the fans fire up! Cassidy takes off the elbow pad, takes aim, and ORANGE- BAYONET from Bennett! But Cassidy fights the piledriver to Alabama Lift! Taven makes the save! Kyle BOOTS Taven! And he GUILLOTINE FACELOCKS Bennett! The ref counts, Kyle lets go, to then FLYING KNEE Taven! BEACH BREAK for Bennett! Cover, TWO!! Bennett survives and Roddy can’t take it! Roddy hurries to ringside but Cassidy tags Kyle. Cassidy and Kyle watch Bennett get up, but Roddy shouts at “KYYYLE~!”

Roddy tells Kyle he can’t do this to their friends! Kyle says Roddy needs to just back off. The ref tells Roddy to stop, but here’s Ishii!! Ishii YANKS Roddy down, he fires off hands! The fans fire up for the Stone Pitbull, but wait! TRENT BERETTA sneaks in from the crowd side! Trent YANKS Cassidy out, and THROWS him into railing! Trent still hates Cassidy that much! Bennett rolls Kyle up in all the chaos, TWO!! Kyle ROCKS Bennett, Bennett ROLLING ELBOWS back! Bennett reels Kyle in, but Kyle snap suplexes! ARMBAR!! Taven goes up top to FROG SPLASH Kyle! Taven goes back up, tags in, and Bennett has Kyle up! HAIL MARY PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!

Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall

Trent shouts that HE was supposed to win, and he CHOKES Cassidy! Trent vows that they are far from over! As for The Kingdom, they still insist they are Kyle’s friends, despite what they just did to him. And Trent won’t let Cassidy have friends, he PUNTS Kyle in the side! The Kingdom shove Trent back, they apparently are still his friend. Cassidy gets up, and he has a wrench?!? Cassidy CLUBS Trent on the back!! The fans lose their minds over Cassidy showing his dark side! Kyle stops Cassidy from going after The Kingdom, as they’re apparently still his friends, too. Cassidy hears Kyle out, and he puts the wrench down.

But that’s okay, Ishii DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom! Ishii stands with his friend in Orange Cassidy, and the fans cheer as The Conglomeration still stands tall. But just how much deeper will the grudge between Cassidy and Trent go after this? Will they have to go All In to finally put it to a rest?


My Thoughts:

A very good episode of Collision, but you could tell this was prerecorded in Calgary, not live. But that’s fine, we got some good post show content from Dynamite here, such as Jarrett meeting with Martha & Oje, and some hype packages for the coming title matches, like Ospreay VS MJF and Swerve VS Danielson. We got a good promo from  Deonna and Rosa to add to what we got on Rampage, but I can’t be sure it was that crucial to have. They could’ve had this for Dynamite 250 to set up the Lumberjack match for Collision and it would’ve been the same. And we got more of “Holo.grm,” aka Hologram, but I cannot tell who this really is behind the mask.

The House of Black but they were still rather vague about what’s gonna happen next. Maybe they wait to see what happens with the Unified Trios Championships. Good squash win for Bang Bang Gang, and really good promo from them, The Fallen Angel and Christian Cage to set up a Trios Championship match. The semantics of it are silly, though. “No Freebird Rule here in AEW! The Bang Bang Gang is stripped! But they’re also right in the title match with The Patriarchy!” A = B = C, Juice IS a Trios Champion and he is helping defend the titles after all. But that said, maybe Patriarchy finds a way to win, House of Black surprisingly gets Buddy Matthews back in time, Patriarchy VS House of Black for the titles at All In.

Great opener from Takeshita VS Billington, and I do like Callis trying to recruit the new Dynamite Kid to his group. FTR coming to the rescue is great, I could see FTR & Billington VS Takeshita, Fletcher & Rush to be Rush’s first match as a member of the Don Callis Family. As such, it feels like Rush will pin Billington, and then maybe we get more FTR VS Don Callis Family feuding through the Summer. Stokely & Kris had a good promo to explain their actions, and we should definitely get an All In blowoff between Kris and Willow. And at the same time, Willow becoming CMLL Women’s World Champion totally refutes their statement that all she has was cuz of them, cuz now she did this on her own!

Nyla Rose of course won her match tonight, but very good promo for her to accept Mone’s Open Challenge. Now, pretty sure Mone finds a way to win, it’ll add to how she’s a tough champion and all. But also, Mone VS Britt will still happen at All In, even if Mone doesn’t want it. I feel like Britt needs to get back in the ring to “earn” the shot, though, because that’s how AEW is supposed to work. Very good tag match from Top Flight VS Ogogo & Moriarty, but it feels rather redundant after we just got Top Flight VS Shane Taylor Promotions just last night on ROH. Maybe we get Shane VS Action 1v1 to complete the set.

Good match from Skye VS Harley, and good win for Skye. Skye calling out Shida was a bold move, not sure if that backfires on her. And very good stuff in the story of The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom. Roddy VS Castle not being the main event surprised me, but I suppose Roddy was of course going to win. And Briscoe having a promo so at the ready was another indicator this was all prerecorded. Briscoe VS Roddy is going to be awesome stuff for Death Before Dishonor, though. Then Cassidy & Kyle VS Taven & Bennett in the main event was really good, and I was pleasantly surprised by the overbooking.

Roddy keeps talking trash on Ishii so of course Ishii showed up, but then Trent was the biggest surprise. Well, that and Cassidy cracking him with a wrench! I feel like they’re going to have a really hardcore blowoff match at some point, and that monkey wrench is gonna come into play for the finish.

My Score: 8.7/10


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