Will the Mad Dragon slay… HIM?
In a rematch from The Great American Bash, Carmelo Hayes and Ilja Dragunov once again battle over the NXT Championship! But will history repeat itself? Or will history be made?
- Kickoff Show – Blair Davenport VS Kelani Jordan; Blair wins.
- Bron Breakker VS Baron Corbin; Corbin wins.
- NXT North American Championship, Special Guest Referee Dragon Lee: Dominik Mysterio VS Trick Williams; Trick wins and becomes the new NXT North American Champion.
- NXT Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way Tag: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo VS The Creed Brothers VS Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo VS #OutTheMud w/ SCRYPTS; Tony & Stacks win and retain the titles.
- NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS Pete Dunne w/ Tyler Bate; Dar wins and retains the cup.
- NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes VS Ilja Dragunov; Dragunov wins and becomes the new NXT Champion.
- NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Becky Lynch VS Tiffany Stratton; Becky wins and retains the title.
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It’s the No Mercy Kickoff Show!
Join Megan Morant, Matt Camp & Sam Roberts in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action about to go down in Bakersfield!
Kickoff Show – Blair Davenport VS Kelani Jordan!
The Ichiban Gaijin made sure Gigi Dolin had no chance against her on Tuesday by attacking her long before their match! Will she add another name to the list of victims? Or will Kelani show what she can do all on her own?
The bell rings and fans rally up as these two stare down. They tie up, Blair throws Kelani down then she headlocks. Kelani endures, fights up, and powers out, only for Blair to run her over. Fans rally as things speed up, Kelani splits, hurdles then slingshot arm0-drags! Then springboards to RANA, and then DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Kelani as she shows off her #FlexAppeal! Handspring back elbow, then the- NO, Blair blocks the flip to put Kelani up top and SWAT her down! Kelani tumbles to the floor, Blair goes out and RAMS her into the apron! Blair talks trash and fans are torn as she storms around.
Blair drags Kelani up and into the ring, then storms up on her. Blair whips Kelani to a corner, hits a hip toss, then brings Kelani up to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Blair keeps on Kelani with a chinlock stretch! Kelani endures, fans rally up, and Kelani fights up. Kelani elbows free, then DROP- NO, Blair blocks the kick to have the legs! BOSTON CRAB! Kelani endures, reaches out, crawls forward, but Blair drags her away! Blair sits deep on the hold, but Kelani continues to fight forward! Kelani rolls and sends Blair into buckles! Fans fire up, Kelani ROCKS Blair, CHOPS Blair, then ROCKS her again!
Kelani swings again but Blair gets under. Waistlock, but Kelani victory rolls! TWO, and Blair swings, but Kelani counter punches! Blair ROCKS Kelani, Kelani snarls and ROCKS her back! Blair snarls and she ROCKS Kelani! Kelani ROCKS Blair! Blair hits back, Kelani hits again, and fans rally up behind Kelani, only for Blair to DECK her! Blair BOOTS Kelani, talks trash, calls her a child, and says she’s nothing! Kelani gets mad and blocks a kick! Kelani shakes her head, throws the foot away and ROCKS Blair again! Then slingshot CUTTER! Fans fire up while both women are down!
Kelani and Blair stir, the fans rally up, and Blair goes to ropes. Blair and Kelani stand, and Kelani rallies on Blair with big forearms and elbows! Fans fire up with Kelani, she handsprings into the BACK ELBOW! Kelani kips up and the fans are with her! Kelani shouts at Blair to get up, then kicks her low! OVERDRIVE! Cover, TWO! Blair survives and Kelani is fuming, but the fans still rally! Kelani gets Blair up but Blair wrenches and WRINGS the arm! Then DOUBLE STOMPS Kelani’s back! Blair drags Kelani up, suplexes, but Kelani slips free to hop on! SLEEPER!! Kelani has the body scissors, too!
Blair endures, RAMS Kelani back into buckles and is free. But Kelani goes up to AX KICK! And then up and up and SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT onto knees! Blair goes up and up and FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS! Fans fire up again and Blair drags Kelani up. Blair reels Kelani in, suplexes, FALCON DRIVER! Cover, Blair wins!
Winner: Blair Davenport, by pinfall
Enemies of the heir beware! But wait, GIGI DOLIN IS HERE! And she CLOBBERS Blair, gives her Kawada Kicks, then rains down furious fists! Refs rush out to stop this but Blair gets up and scraps with Gigi! Fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but when and where will these two settle the score?
Time to play the game.
Plug in the cartridge and load up the brand new NXT edition of No Mercy! Press start and make the match! Will there be no asterisk next to tonight’s NXT Championship match? Will the Bruiserweight snap Noam Dar’s reign? Or just his fingers? Who will truly be #MeanerThanEvil? Is karma going to bite Dirty Dom right on the ass? Or will he still #WhoopDatTrick? And in the biggest and most violent match of her career, will Tiffany Stratton take back the title? Or will the Big Time still be too much for Wrestling Barbie?
Bron Breakker VS Baron Corbin!
What a way to open No Mercy! These two definitely show no mercy to their opponents, or even their surroundings, having smashed their way all around NXT Arena in Orlando, and even into HBK’s office! Will things somehow get even more destructive than that here in Bakersfield? Who wins, let alone survives, this match?
While Bron has a new dog headdress, Corbin pulls up on his Harley Davidson. Corbin talks trash, and Bron FLIES out onto him! Fans bark for Bron as he throws hands on Corbin! Bron tells security to back off, then he throws more hands! Corbin tries to get away into the crowd but Bron follows! Fans fire up as they get an even closer experience! But Corbin sends Bron into trash cans! Corbin throws hands and he follows Bron along the barriers to throw even more hands! Fans fire up as Bron hits the Lone Wolf back! Bron ROCKS Corbin with haymakers and sends him back to ringside, to then knee low and TOSS over barriers!
Fans fire up and Bron stares security down. Bron DECKS the security! But then Corbin CLOBBERS Bron back into the front row! Corbin grins and fans are all fired up! Corbin drags Bron up and over the barriers, puts him against the desk, and he ROCKS Bron with hands! Corbin pushes Bron onto the desk, goes up the steel steps, and SENTONS onto the desk! But Bron got outta the way, Corbin crashes ‘n’ burns all on his own! Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” as Bron puts Corbin in the ring. Bron tells the ref to do his job, so the bell rings! Bron RAMS into Corbin in the corner, whips him corner to corner, then clinches for a back drop!
Fans bark as Bron storms around, and he drags Corbin up to fire hands. Bron RAMS into Corbin again and again as fans duel. Bron whips corner to corner, but Corbin BOOTS back, goes up, and FLYING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Corbin throws off his shirt, CLUBS Bron to a corner, then throws body shots! Fans duel, the ref counts, and Corbin tells the ref to back off. Corbin bumps Bron off buckles, whips him corner to corner, then suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Bron is tougher than that, and is on his feet! Fans bark, but Corbin DECKS Bron! Corbin rains down forearms, then some elbows!
Corbin lets off to soak up the cheers and jeers from Bakersfield. And yes, there are cheers! Corbin fireman’s carries but Bron slips off to fireman’s carry and GUT BUSTER DROP! Corbin sputters, Bron pushes him down and rains down forearms of his own! Fans fire up as Bron looms over Corbin. Corbin goes to a corner, Bron grinds his knees into him, but lets off as the ref counts. Fans rally, Bron runs side to side and KNEE WASHES Corbin! Corbin is dazed and the fans fire up and duel again. Bron paces, drags Corbin up, and puts him on the top rope. Bron climbs up after Corbin, throws more hands, but Corbin hits back!
Corbin shoves Bron down, adjusts, but Bron is right back, to SUPER STEINER! Not the smoothest but Bron is still fired up! Trophy lift, BREAKKER SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!? Corbin survives and Bron is furious! Corbin flounders to a corner, and he eggs Bron on! Bron runs up to fire haymakers! The ref counts, Bron lets off at 4, and Corbin still eggs Bron on?! Bron runs in to BOOT Corbin! Bron drags Corbin up, but Corbin wrenches and ROCKS Bron! And ROCKS him again! And again! Corbin fireman’s carries to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Corbin fumes, drags Bron up, and half nelsons, for the- NO, Bron slips free and trips Corbin!
STEINER RECLINER! Corbin scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Bron lets go, to stomp away on Corbin! Bron throws hands, runs, then dodges, but runs into a DEEP SIX! Maybe even a deep twelve! Cover, TWO!! Bron survives and Corbin goes to ropes. Bron goes to the opposite side as fans fire up more. Corbin and Bron rise, storm up, and they throw hands! Fans rally and duel, the shots keep going but Bron gets the edge! Corbin ROCKS Bron, then kicks the bad leg! But Bron kicks back! Bron runs in to RAM Corbin int he corner! Bron keeps moving, but runs into a KNEE! Corbin reels Bron in but Bron slips free!
Corbin picks Bron up, but Bron rolls to drag Corbin down, cradle! TWO!! Corbin survives a cradle for once! But Bron CLOBBERS him! Bron stands, fans bark and boo but Bron feeds off it all. Bron CLOBBERS Corbin, clotheslines him up and out of the ring, and he shakes the ropes! Bron then goes out after Corbin, runs in, but Corbin SPINEBUSTERS Bron through the desk!! Fans lose their minds and cheer “NXT! NXT!” for giving us this as the opener! But then Bron just sits up like the Deadman!! Bron rises up, runs in, and he SPEARS Corbin down!! Bron hauls Corbin up and into the ring, and he says “IT’S OVER!”
The straps come down, fans are thunderous as Bron says he’s gonna break- WAIT! Robert Stone!? Stone leaps in, but Bron catches him! And TOSSES him out onto security! But then Corbin hits END OF DAYS!! Cover, Corbin wins!!
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall
Suit Man Stone may not have gotten revenge himself, but he made sure Bron still lost! Corbin survives being broken by Breakker, will he continue to #BurnTheShips and move towards former glory?
NXT North American Championship, Special Guest Referee Dragon Lee: Dominik Mysterio VS Trick Williams!
Dirty Dom has piled up the enemies and now it might be coming back to bite him! Will the Prodigal Son be able to survive all the payback coming for him? Or will the Boy Wonder help Williams #WhoopDatTrick?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the Trick Melo Gang Power Trip begins in Bakersfield!
The bell rings and Dom DROPKICKS Trick right away! Cover, TWO! Dom argues with Dragon but Dragon says he is the ref. Trick rolls Dom up, TWO! Dom is now upset that the count was fast. Dragon says he is the ref, Dom has to accept whatever the count is! Trick fires off hands, whips but Dom reverses. Trick whips Dom again, then follows to CLOBBER Dom! And DROPKICKS him! Fans fire up as Trick scoops but Dom slips free. Dom bails out and fans boo but Dom says he doesn’t care. Dom is gonna take his belt and leave, using Champion’s Advantage! But Trick goes out to CLOBBER Dom again!
Fans fire up as Trick puts Dom in. Trick runs up, blocks a kick, and spins Dom to scoop and SLAM! Fans chant “WE WANT MAMI!” but Trick UPPERCUTS Dom, then runs to LARIAT! Dom flounders out of the ring and fans boo more. Dom wants a timeout but Trick runs out to ROCK Dom and put him back in the ring. Trick fires up and the fans fire up with him! Trick steps in but Dom kicks the ropes to jam him up! Dom DROPKICKS Trick out of the ring, and soaks up the heat. Dom goes to the apron, gives us some Latino Heat, then he brings Trick up to SMACK off the desk! Dom then CHOPS Trick against barriers!
Trick staggers, Dom puts him in the ring, and then Dom swaggers. Fans boo but Dom looms over Trick. Dom drags Trick up, ROCKS him, then stands him up again. Dom ROCKS Trick again, whips him to ropes, then JUMP KNEES! Cover, TWO! Dom clamps onto Trick with a chinlock and he grinds Trick down. Trick endures, reaches out, and fans rally up. Trick fights up, pries the hold open, and Trick throws elbows! Dom CLUBS Trick and says HE is the champion! Fans boo but Dom drags Trick up to whip him to a corner. Trick reverses, runs in but Dom dodges! Trick hits buckles and Dom HOTSHOTS him down!
Dom goes up the steps, gives some more Latino Heat, then slingshots to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dom is annoyed and argues with Dragon but Dragon says it’s all fair. So Dom flicks sweat at Dragon! Dom DECKS Trick, taunts him, then drags him around. Dom throws down fists, lets off to drop an elbow, but he misses as Trick moves! Trick goes to a corner, BOOTS Dom, then ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! Dom swings, misses, and Trick fires fast hands! Trick whips and LEG LARIATS! Dom staggers up into a DROPKICK! Trick covers, TWO! Trick roars and whips but Dom turns pop-up into backslide! TWO!
Trick swings, Dom dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Fans fire up and Dragon checks both men. They’re okay to continue so Dragon waits on them. Dom and Trick go to opposite ends, Dom runs in and 619s Trick in the back! Trick flounders, Dom stalks him, and Dom runs in, but Trick dodge! The SUPERKICK takes out Dragon!! Dom can’t believe it, now there’s NO ref to call this! Dom fires hands on Trick, whips him to a corner, and runs in, but only gets buckles! NECKBREAKER for Trick! Cover, but there’s no ref! A back-up ref appears, but ONE!! Trick covers again, TWO! Trick is furious while he storms up on Dom.
Trick CHOPS again and again and again in the corner! Then he whips Dom to ropes, to FLAPJACK! Trick kips up and fans fire up again! Dom staggers up, Trick spins, ROLLING BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Trick is frustrated but he drags Dom up. Trick whips Dom to a corner, Dom stops himself but heads collide! Both men are down, the ref checks Trick first. Trick rises, as does Dom. The ref says both men are okay, and Dom stands. Dom runs, but into the ref!? What happened there? Dom is upset, he runs in, and CROSSBODIES Trick and himself out of the ring! Dom hurries to get Trick up, and DECKS him! And then throws Trick into the ring!
Dom goes up the corner, fans boo as hard as they can, but Dom FROG SPLASH FLOPS!! Cover, but there’s no ref again! Trick is furious! Where is a ref!? Any ref! Trick goes out and gets Dragon up so he can finish his guest role. But Dom has the belt! Trick dodges the belt shot to BOOT the belt into Dom!! Cover, Dragon’s there, TRICK WINS!!
Winner: Trick Williams, by pinfall (NEW NXT North American Champion)
He whooped Dom just like he said he would, and now Trick Willy is a champion! But for Trick Melo Gang to be dripping in gold, Carmelo Hayes has to slay the Mad Dragon! Will Melo not miss? Or will Ilja Dragunov prove he can defeat… HIM?
NXT shares footage from after last Tuesday’s episode.
After his quick defeat at the hands of Trick Williams, Joe Gacy was walking around backstage. Everything he’s worked for, it’s all gone. Ava Raine caught up to him as he felt hope was lost. Maybe his teachings were wrong. That’s not true, she’s still here and still believes in her. No one said it would be easy. NO! All hope is gone! The Schism is dead! So go! Ava leaves, and Gacy says he has to find his new purpose. Just what happens as Gacy works to rise from the ashes of his learning tree?
NXT Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way Tag: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo VS The Creed Brothers w/ Ivy Nile VS Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo VS #OutTheMud w/ SCRYPTS!
Unlike Gacy’s “family,” The D’Angelo Family is still standing! At least, for now. Will The Don & Underboss hold onto the gold they worked so hard to win? Will Julius & Brutus once again stand atop the Tag Division? Will the former Lotharios use their new attitudes to become new champions? Or are Lucien Price & Bronco Nima getting #OutTheMud with this one?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who really runs this!
In this type of Fatal 4 Way, only two teams can be legal at any time. Things sort out, and Julius starts against Garza. They tie up, go around, and Garza whips. Julius ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS Garza, but neither falls. Garza CHOPS and Julius plays like it stings. Julius just tags Brutus and then TACKLES Garza! Humberto runs in, brawls with Brutus, and these four start shoving. The champs and OTM storm in, start talking trash, and then the brawl is on! Fans fire up as all eight men throw hands! The Creeds get tossed out, as do the D’Angelos. Then OTM lift Julius! Julius slips free, dodges and FLIES out onto Garza & Carrillo!
Fans fire up but Brutus gets mugged by OTM. OTM double whip, double ELBOW, then DOUBLE STOMP! They mug Brutus, Price wrenches to HOOK KICK, then he tags Nima. They whip Brutus to KNEE low and JUMP STOMP! Fans rally as Nima talks trash and looms over Brutus. Nima talks trash to Carrillo but Carrillo tags in off him! Nima got played, but then Brutus tags Stacks. Carrillo KNEES Stacks, whips Stacks, but Stacks arm-drags and trips Carrillo! Carrillo kicks back, dodges and springboards to CROSSBODY! Carrillo headlocks, Stacks powers out and then follows, to atomic drop! And trip to stomps in the gut!
Stacks stomps Carrillo, tags Tony D, and the fans fire up as the D’Angelos whip, body shot and KNEE Carrillo down! Tony drags Carrillo up, Stacks intercepts Garza, and they fire off some hockey scrum fists! HALF HATCH for Carrillo, whip and UPPERCUT for Garza! Then Stacks CANNONBALLS Carrillo and CANNONBALLS Garza! Fans fire up as Tony storms up, but Carrillo sends him into buckles! Tag to Garza, the cousins bring Tony up but Tony picks them up! But Tony’s leg gives up! The ref checks The Don, and he calls in medical! Tony was out of action with a bad knee, is he gonna be out of action again?
Garza tags Carrillo but then Julius storms up on them. He won’t let them pick the bones, and neither will Brutus. Stacks storms up on Carrillo, throws hands and headlocks, but Carrillo powers out. Stacks KICKS Carrillo away, then UPPERCUTS! Stacks checks The Don but Garza sneaks a tag. Stacks runs in, into a KNEE! Carrillo & Garza hoist Stacks up to rock-a-bye TORTURE RACK- NO, Stacks slips free, but the cousins CLOBBER him! Tony is taken to the back, Stacks is all alone in this title defense now. Garza CHOPS Stacks against ropes, but Stacks fires off hands! Garza blocks a kick and spins to a GORY ESPECIAL!
Tag to Carrillo, GORY BOMB CUTTER, to a BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Stacks survives and Nima tags in off Carrillo! Nima brings Stacks up but Stacks fires off hands! Nima shoves Stacks to a corner then SPLASHES, tag to Price! Price hits a HOTSHOT, then Nima STRADDLE ATTACKS! They bounce on Stacks, then Price gets a cheap shot! Price slithers around, runs in and CLOBBERS Stacks! Price says he could do this all day! Price clamps on a chinlock, grinds Stacks down, but fans rally behind The Underboss. Stacks fights up, reaches out for anyone, but has to throw body shots first. Price holds Stacks back!
Price DECKS Stacks, Scrypts trips up Julius! Nima tags in, but Ivy WRECKS Scrypts! OTM is stunned! They TOSS Stacks, storm up to the ropes, but Brutus tags in! DOUBLE AX HANDLES! Brutus SMASH Nima, POUNCE Price, POUNCE Garza and POUNCE Carrillo! FLAPJACK for Garza! The straps come down and fans fire up with Big Brute! ANKLE LOCK on Garza!! Carrillo runs in to SUPERKICK! Julius returns to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Price runs up, OVERHEAD SUPLEX for him! Nima runs up, OVERHEAD SUPLEX for him! OVERHEAD SUPLEX for Carrillo! DOUBLE OVERHEAD SUPLEX for OTM!!
Brutus STILL has the ankle lock on Garza!! Bakersfield is going wild as Garza endures, but Carrillo CLOBBERS Brutus! Nima & Price mug Julius, Carrillo stomps Brutus, but Stacks is back! Stacks gets mugged, but he fights back! Carrillo SUPERKICKS Stacks, and tells him he’s alone! But wait! TON D wants back in!! One leg or not, The Don ain’t going out like this! He DECKS Oney Lorcan!! Tony storms his way up, Carrillo runs out after him but Tony DECKS him, too! Tag in off Garza and Tony just fires off on OTM! He hops around, but he sends Nima into Price hard! Carrillo runs in, springboards, but into a SPINEBUSTER!!
The fans are thunderous for Tony as he and the Creeds work together on OTM and the cousins! They all pair off and all get a corner, and they all go up! Fans are thunderous as we get QUADRUPLE SUPERPLEXES!! All eight men are down and “This is Awesome!” “NXT! NXT!” The Creeds clear the ring, and they stand alone with Stacks & Tony. There’s respect here, so the four of them throw hands! Brutus CLOBBERS Stacks, Julius LARIATS Tony! Carrillo & Garza DROPKICK The Creeds! But then OTM BOOT Carrillo & Garza! OTM regroup, tag in off Brutus and they whip Tony. POP-UP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as The Don proves his toughness! Julius KNEES Price, ROCKS Nima, and then Electric Chair Lifts! Brutus climbs, but Garza HEADBUTTS him first! Carrillo is up to MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY with Julius! Then Carrillo gives Garza a boost to DROPKICK Julius! Brutus is up, he CLOTHESLINES them both out! Fans fire up again as Brutus aims, slingshots, and SPRINGBOARD BRUTUS BALLS!! Fans lose their minds again as everyone is down on the outside! Stacks gets in the ring to BOOT Price! Stacks & Tony hit BADA BOOM! Cover, TONY & STACKS WIN!!
Winners: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo, by pinfall (still NXT Tag Team Champions)
It was chaotic in the end, but The D’Angelos take advantage of the chaos! If they can survive something like this, will there be no stopping The Don & Underboss?
NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS Pete Dunne w/ Tyler Bate!
The Scottish Supernova and British Bruiserweight made their names in the UK, including NXT UK, but where one has needed sidekicks to stay on top, the other has friends who keep him ready for FIGHT NIGHT! Will having The Big Strong Boi in his corner help Butch break Dar? Or will British Strong Style’s one night only reunion not be enough to take the cup?
The introductions are made, the cup is raised, and we see who wins with these four-to-two odds!
The first round begins, Dar and Dunne circle, and fans rally up. The two tie up, are in a deadlock, and Dunne chinbars to wrangle Dar! Dunne then wrenches, wristlocks, but Dar rolls and waistlocks to drag Dunne down. Dar facelocks but Dunne wrenches out to clamp onto the arm. Dunne bends the elbow, Dar fights to his feet, and Dar pulls hair. The ref reprimands but Dar lets off. Dunne ducks the cheap shot to facelock back! Dar wrenches out but Dunne facelocks again! Dar wrenches, Dunne facelocks. Dar wrenches, Dunne avoids the sweep! Dunne fights the waistlock and Dar avoids getting his fingers stomped!
Fans fire up while Dar is frustrated. The two reset, tie up, and Dar headlocks. Dunne powers out, Dar RAMS him but neither falls. Dunne CHOPS! Dar KICKS! And ROUNDHOUSES! Dunne is down and Dar swaggers around while fans boo. Dar drags Dunne up, headlocks, but Dunne powers up and out. Dunne drops down, hurdles over, then drops again to BLAST Dar! Fans fire up as we reach the last minute of this round, and Dunne just shrugs. Dunne drags Dar around, has his arm, and stands on Dar’s head! Dunne pulls on Dar’s arm and bends the fingers! The Meta Four freaks out while Dar shouts in pain, and Dunne STOMPS that arm!
We’re at 30 seconds and Dunne stands Dar up. Dunne tortures Dar’s arm, bends the fingers more, and then SLAPS the hand! We’re under 10 seconds, Dar just endures the rest of the way, and the round is over! But then Dar ELBOWS Dunne!!
Dar: 0; Dunne: 0
Fans boo Dar’s cheap shot and Bate helps Dunne to his corner for the rest period. Meta Four fans Dar off and refreshes him while Dunne shakes out the stars. The second round begins, Dar runs in to CLOBBER Dunne! And EXPLODER! Dar aims, runs in, and SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Dunne hangs tough but Dar stalks him to the apron. Dar drags Dunne up, fans boo, but Dar pulls Dunne through ropes. Dar drops Dunne to KCIK him in the face! Cover, TWO! Dar tells Bate to watch his boy get beat, and then he has Dunne in a corner. Dar goes up, brings Dunne in and throws down elbows!
The ref counts, Dar throws another shot but Dunne grabs thar arm! Dunne hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Dar KICKS, but Dunne comes back to DECK Dar! Dar flounders, Dunne runs in to GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! Dunne snapmares and runs to drop a knee on the arm! Dar writhes and fans rally up as Dunne SHINING WIZARDS! Dar bails out, Bate stays back, and Dunne drags Dar up. Shoutout to The Fella with BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! Fans count all the way to TEN, then past it as Dunne goes to like TWENTY! We’re under a minute, Jakara & Lash distract!
Bate hurries over to stop them, but Oro GAMANGIRIS Dunne! Another cheap shot and Dar runs in, NOVA ROLLA!! Cover, Dar scores!
Dar: 1; Dunne: 0
The Meta Four pays off already, and they help Dar refresh. Will Dunne be able to recover? Or will it be a sweep at this rate?
Round three begins and Dar rushes in, but Dunne dodges! Dunne comes back to JUMP KNEE! But Dar BOOTS in return! Dunne swings, Dar blocks to knee and shove, but Dunne dodges! Both men run, DOUBLE FOREARMS take both men down! The fans fire up and the clock is ticking. Dar drags Dunne up, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES, but Dunne lands on his feet! BUZZSAW! Dunne aims from a corner, but Dar bails out. So Dunne goes up and up, to MOONSAULT Dar down! Meta Four can only watch as Dunne puts Dar in. But then they crowd Dunne and Bate backs him up.
Dunne gets in, drags Dar up but Dar drops to victory roll! TWO, and Dunne SUPERKICKS! Dar wobbles, Dunne goes up, and QUEBRADAS into a KICK! Dar takes Dunne outta the air! Dar gloats, aims, NOVA- FOREARM! Dunne hauls Dar into the pump handle, BITTER END! Cover, Dunne scores!!
Dar: 1; Dunne: 1
And we’re all tied up going into the fourth! Meta Four drags Dar back so he can regain some consciousness while Bate gives Dunne some props. Dunne is ready and he rushes in to CLOBBER Dar to start the new round! Dunne rains down forearms and Meta Four is worried. Dunne might be going for a knockout here! Dar can barely get a guard up, what’s the ref’s decision? Dunne just won’t stop hitting Dar! But then he does at two and a half minutes left. Dar reaches up for the kneebar! But Dunne blocks with an ANKLE LOCK! Dar endures, rolls, trips Dunne into the SLEEPER! Dar also has the body scissors!
But Dunne pries the hold open, and he has the fingers! But Dar lets go to pop Dunne up, into an ARMBAR! Dunne moves around at the two minute spot, to get an ARMBAR! Dar endures, even as Dunne bends fingers! Dar rolls back, mounts, and shifts to a TRIANGLE HOLD! Dunne stays on his feet, stacks Dar, TWO! Dar holds onto the hold, but Dunne STOMPS a hand! Dar lets go, Dunne hauls him up! X PLEX! Cover, TWO! Dar survives and Dunne grows frustrated but Bate coaches him up. We’re at one minute in this round as Dunne drags Dar up. Dunne CHOPS, then CHOPS again! And whips, but Dar reverses.
Dunne goes up but Dar KICKS the legs out! Dunne lands hard, Dar hauls him up, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! We’re at 30 seconds and Dar is freaking out. Dar drags Dunne to ropes, taunts Bate, and then he goes up the corner. But Dunne catches Dar’s leap into a TRIANGLE HOLD of his own!! We’re under 15, then the ten second warning! Dar endures, even as Dunne pulls on his arm! Dar is out, but the bell rings first!!
Dar: 1; Dunne: 1
Lash has to drag Dar’s ragdoll body to the corner, he was truly saved by the bell! But that means we’re in the fifth, there’s still time to fight! Dar is dazed as he sits up, but he shakes his head. Dunne storms up to CHOP! Dar staggers, but he ROCKS Dunne! Dunne CHOPS Dar! Dar KICKS! Dunne CHOPS! Dar JABS! Dunne CHOPS! Dar KICKS, KICKS and wobbles, but Dunne CHOPS him again! And again! And again! MACHINE GUN CHOPS!! The fans are thunderous, Meta Four is furious, but Dunne lets off. Dunne hauls Dar up to reel him in, pump handle and- KNEE from Dar! And another knee! And another!
Dunne falls at the two minute mark but he rises again. Dar blocks a kick to BACK ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Dunne is still in this and Dar is speechless! That’s a first. Dar talks it out with Meta Four, there’s 90 seconds left. Dar goes to a corner, he mocks the fans who rally for Dunne, and Dar goes up a corner. But Dunne GAMANGIRIS first! Dunne then climbs up after Dar, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX!! Cover, TWO!! We’re under a minute as Dar holds on! Meta Four calms down as Dar crawls to the apron. Fans rally for the Bruiserweight as he goes out after Dar. Dunne runs up to boot, but Dar blocks to QUESTION MARK KICK!
Dar reels Dunne in, APRON BRAINBUSTER!! Lash helps Dar back into the ring to cover, TWO!!! Dunne is still in this and we’re at the ten second warning! Dunne gets Dar’s fingers!! The clock hits zero first, but Dunne STOMPS Dar’s hand!! That’s karma for Dar! We got into the sixth round, will this end in regulation? Or will we need overtime?
Dar: 1; Dunne: 1
Lash bandages Dar’s fingers, those might be broken after what Dunne did to them. No pinkies out after this, though. The round starts, Dunne gets that arm but Dar fires shots! He and Dunne go forearm for forearm and the fans are thunderous! Dunne fires off fast hands from all sides! But Dar guards to BACK ELBOW! And BACKHAND! And- NO, Dunne dodges to SNAP GERMAN! And STOMP the hands! And BUZZSAW! Fans fire up but Dar distracts the ref and Oro CHEAP SHOT ENZIGURIS Dunne!! How’d the ref miss that?! Dar runs up to take the mouthpiece away! Dar runs, to NOVA ROLLA!!! Cover, TWO?!?!
Fans are thunderous and even Bate is surprised that Dunne survives! Bate CLOBBERS Oro!! Bate fires off on Main Man Mensah, Dunne puts Bop up to BANG! TYELR DRIVER!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Dar survives but Dunne won’t stop! BITTER- NO, Dar shifts to takedown into CHAMPAGNE SUPER KNEEBAR IN THE SKY! But Dunne slips out, to have the arm! And fingers! SNAP!!! Then BITTER END!!! Cover, TWO!??!? HOW?! But then ARMBAR!!! We hit the one minute mark! Dar has to endure, but wait! GALLUS JUMPS BATE!! They hate Bate and Dunne for making it here over Joe Coffey!
But then Dunne PLANCHAS to take out Gallus!! Fans are thunderous as Dunne hurries in! Dar runs up but into a BOOT! Jakara & Lash distract! ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS!! The Iron King screws the man who beat him, and Dar covers! Dar wins!!
Winner: Noam Dar, by pinfall (still NXT Heritage Cup Champion)
With 30 seconds in regulation, Dar wins, but not even because of Meta Four! It was the Gallus Boys who helped Dar stay on top! That’s a 7v2 fight, who COULD win that? Will there be justice for the Bruiserweight? Or is the Scottish Supernova moving on to screw over someone else?
NXT brings back some holiday specials!
Firstly, Halloween Havoc will be a TWO WEEK SPECIAL! Tuesday, October 24th, and of course Tuesday, October 31st, will be spooky scary sports entertainment! Then NXT Deadline returns December 9th to be the final Premium Live Event of WWE’s 2023! Will you be ready for the holiday season?
NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes VS Ilja Dragunov!
Whether or not there was controversy at The Great American Bash is really a matter of opinion. If you ask HIM, there is none, but he’s willing to take on the Mad Dragon again to clear the air. Will Melo still not miss? Or will the NXT Champion finally be UNBESIEGBAR?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and tonight, we witness the truth!
The bell rings and fans rally for “MEL~O! MEL~O!” The two rush in and Dragunov BOOTS Melo down! Dragunov stand Melo up to put him in a corner and CHOP! Fans fire up, Dragunov BOOTS Melo again! Melo fires a forearm but Dragunov KNEES low and CLUBS him down! And then KNEES him down! Fans fire up as Dragunov eggs Melo on. Dragunov stomps away at the ropes, then drags Melo up to CHOP down! Dragunov grins as he shakes out his hand. Melo sputters and sits up but Dragunov brings him up. Dragunov CHOPS Melo to a corner, stomps him and CLUBS him, and CHOPS him again!
Fans fire up as Dragunov brings Melo around and waistlocks. Melo fights the lift, throws elbows, but Dragunov CLUBS him again! Dragunov TOSSES Melo to the apron, then runs in to BOOT him down! Fans fire up with Dragunov while Melo checks his chin. Melo rises up, slides in, and he TACKLES Dragunov! Fans fire up as Melo rains down fists! Melo lets off to KICK Dragunov, CLUB him and CHOP him! Melo has Dragunov in a corner to CHOP! Melo brings Dragunov around, CLUBS him again, then storms up in another corner. Melo RAMS into Dragunov and fires off shots!
The ref counts, Melo lets off, but he brings Dragunov up to whip corner to corner. Melo runs in to forearm smash, then he runs, but Dragunov avoids the Fade Away to CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Fans fire up with Dragunov, he covers, TWO! Melo hangs tough but Dragunov SENTONS! Dragunov puts Melo in a corner, and MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Fans fire up and Melo sits down, but Dragunov won’t let off! Dragunov runs side to side to BLINDSIDE BOOT WASH! Melo flops down and Dragunov covers, TWO! Dragunov drags Melo up, facelocks, and he grinds Melo down. Fans rally but Dragunov KNEES Melo!
Dragunov looms over Melo while fans fire up. Dragunov kicks Melo, almost taunting him. Dragunov stands Melo up to CLUB him, then CHOPS him down! Then BOOTS him against ropes! Dragunov says Melo needs to bring more to this fight. Dragunov CLUBS Melo again and again, then CHOPS! Fans rally and Melo fires back on Dragunov! But Dragunov BACKHANDS Melo down! Melo is dazed and Dragunov shakes his head. Dragunov stands, paces around, and then drops a knee on Melo’s head! Melo sits up, and Dragunov SLAPS him! And CHOPS him! And SLAPS him again! Melo leans against ropes as Dragunov eggs him on.
Dragunov CLUBS Melo against the ropes! Dragunov puts some stank on the CHOP to the back! Melo writhes but Dragunov storms around him. Fans fire up, Dragunov stands Melo up in a corner, and Dragunov MACHINE GUN CHOPS again! Melo sits down but Dragunov stands him up, to MACHINE GUN CHOP again! The ref counts but Dragunov spins, but Melo blocks the backhand! Melo glares at Dragunov and fans fire up! Melo CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Melo backs Dragunov down and gives him even more CHOPS! Melo lets off, then SLAPS Dragunov! Melo brings Dragunov up but Dragunov ROCKS Melo!
Dragunov fires boxing elbows, then a SLAP! Melo wobbles, rebounds, and SLAPS Dragunov! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fans love “NXT! NXT!” for this one! Dragunov and Melo rise, and Melo kicks Dragunov! And kicks him again! Dragunov kicks back, they kick each other, and the fans are dueling! Dragunov shakes his head as he rises up, and he CLUBS Melo down! And again! Melo hits back! They’re just throwing wild shots! Dragunov CHOPS, Melo forearms, they just keep going! UPPERCUT! ROUNDHOUSE! CHOP! Melo fires forearm after forearm but Dragunov JUMP KICKS!
But Melo tilt-o-whirls! Dragunov slips free but Melo ENZIGURIS! Melo runs, springboards, FADE AWAY DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov is still in this but Melo still has shots to give. Melo watches Dragunov rise, “This is Awesome!” as Melo lines up another shot. Melo runs in but Dragunov denies the tilt-o-whirl! DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! And Dragunov holds on! ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov still holds on! Fans are thunderous as Dragunov drags Melo up, but Melo pries at the waistlock! Melo breaks the grip, switches, but Dragunov shifts around to throw down elbows! Dragunov runs, but Melo dodges the Constantine to LA MYSTICA! Cover, TWO!!
Dragunov survives and Melo is beside himself! Fans are losing their minds over how close that was, and Melo pounds the mat. Fans rally, Dragunov stirs and reaches out at Melo. Melo CLUBS Dragunov, drags him by an arm, and stomps away on Dragunov’s face! Fans fire up as Melo shows that intensity! Melo goes to a corner, aims as Dragunov rises, and runs in, but Dragunov blocks the boot! Melo SLAPS Dragunov but Dragunov KNEES low, KNEES him again, and then backs up. Dragunov runs in to KNEE Melo down! Then he hauls Melo up, reels him in, and hits a POWERBOMB! Fans fire up while both men are down!
Melo and Dragunov end up in opposite corners, and fans again chant for “NXT! NXT!” Dragunov drags himself up, but on the outside of the corner. Dragunov goes up, blows a kiss to Melo, and goes COAST- NO, First 48! But wait, Dragunov blocks that to haul Melo up! Fireman’s carry and CORNER DEATH VALLEY!! The ref checks Melo while fans lose their minds all over again! Dragunov resets, goes up again, and goes COAST2COAST!! Direct hit this time! Cover, TWO?!? Melo survives and Dragunov is shocked! “This is Awesome!” as both men slowly rise up. Dragunov drags Melo up, puts him in a corner, and then hauls him to the top rope.
Melo throws a forearm! And a HEADBUTT! And another HEADBUTT! Dragunov falls down, and Melo shakes out the stars. Melo adjusts, but Dragunov stands to SLAP him down! Melo is on the apron now, and Dragunov drags him back up. Dragunov climbs the corner, brings Melo up, and he deadlift SUPERPLEXES!! And a roll through!? To go to the corner and take aim again! But the FIRST 48 get him! BUT FALLING FOREARM ON THE RETURN!! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives the hammering but Dragunov drags him to a drop zone. The fans are dueling as hard as they can as Dragunov goes up the corner!
Dragunov powers up, for the SUPER FALLING FOREARM!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Melo survives and no one can believe it!! Dragunov is pulling at his hair, the fans are losing their minds, how is Melo doing this? Dragunov shakes his head, goes back to the corner, and fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end. “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!” SUPERKICK!! Cover, TWO!!! Dragunov survives the counter and now Melo can’t believe it! But the fans are loving “NXT! NXT!” Dragunov goes to ropes, Melo flounders after him. Melo follows Dragunov to the apron, and Dragunov kicks him for it! So Melo kicks back!
Fans rally as both men sit up on the edge, and Dragunov SLAPS! And SLAPS! Melo forearms, Dragunov forearms, they brawl on the edge! Melo hammers away, then he facelocks! Melo drags Dragunov up, to SUPLEX CUTTER to the floor!! The ref checks both men as they writhe at the ramp! “This is Awesome!” as both men are able to continue. The ring count begins as Melo drags Dragunov up, and Melo puts Dragunov in at 4 of 10. Melo drags himself in at 7 and then goes up the corner. Melo aims, NOTHING BUT- LARIAT!!! Dragunov may’ve hurt his own arm swatting that three pointer, but he goes to the corner anyway!
Fans rally up as Dragunov climbs. SUPER FALLING FOREARM!!! Cover, DRAGUNOV WINS!!!
Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall (NEW NXT Champion)
Melo didn’t miss, he just got blocked, countered, and dunked on! Even Dragunov needs the ref to tell him it’s real! The Mad Dragon is finally the Czar of NXT!! Will this truly be the Era of UNBESIEGBAR? But he does show respect to Melo by helping him stand up. They shake hands and even hug! But now that he has lost the title, what is next for HIM?
The 2023 NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament is set!
Jakara Jackson, Karmen Petrovic, Lola Vice, Jaida Parker, Izzi Dame, Dani Palmer, Kelani Jordan and Arianna Grace are ready for a fight, but who will break out and break through to a title opportunity? The tournament starts this Tuesday! Speaking of Tuesday…
Gigi Dolin and Blair Davenport WILL have their grudge match! Will the Toxic Avenger bring down the Ichiban Gaijin? And after Gallus screwed Dunne over, we get even more British Strong Style back together as Dunne & Bate take on Wolfgang & Mark Coffey!
NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Becky Lynch VS Tiffany Stratton!
The Man only came back to NXT because a certain someone couldn’t help but put her foot in her mouth. Big Time Becks took Tiffany to task and took this title, and now she’s the Grand Slam Man! However, Tiffy says her time isn’t up, and she demanded this rematch. Will Tiffany use anything and everything to become a two-time champion? Or will she regret picking this fight even more than she did the first time?
Becky sees Tiffany has brass knuckles on her fist (incorrectly, by the way), so she says hold on, she’s got something. Becky goes and gets a shopping cart full of hardcore goodies! Tiffy runs up, Becky SMACKS her with a kendo stick, and the match is on! Becky uses a trash can lid to JAM Tiff, SMACK Tiff, then she gets a chair to do the same! JAM! SMACK! Tiff writhes and fans fire up as Becky gets… a hardhat? HARDHAT HEADBUTT! And another! Fans cheer as Becky gets the kendo stick again to SMACK Tiff on the hips! And SMACK again and again and again! Tiff hops the barriers but Becky chases her down!
Becky goes after Tiff up the bleachers, and fans fire up even more! Becky SMACKS Tiff off the handrail! They keep going higher and higher, Tiff hits more railing, and Becky even high-fives fans along the way. Becky pulls Tiff’s arm through railing, but Tiff ROCKS Becky with the other! Tiff pulls Becky through railing, but a fan lets Becky borrow his chain necklace to SMACK Tiff with! Becky SPANKS Tiff with it, too! Becky CLUBS Tiff, they go to the very top, and Becky hits a GOLD CHAIN FIST DROP! Tiff staggers her way back down the steps and Becky SMACKS her around with the chain some more!
Tiff hits back with forearms, busted open on an eyebrow. Becky SMACKS Tiff again, fans behind her the whole way! Becky CLUBS Tiff back to ground level, keeps her moving, and SMACKS her off more railing! Becky then SMACKS Tiff off barriers, DUMPS her over, and fans fire up as Becky goes up. AX- NO, Tiffy strikes back with a kendo stick! Tiff RAMS Becky into steel steps! Tiff pulls the steps apart, to RAM Becky down! Becky leans against barriers, Tiffy wipes the blood from her forehead, and then she snap suplexes Becky to the floor! Tiffy dusts herself off but fans rally for Becky. Tiff drags Becky into the ring and stalks her to ropes.
Tiff runs in to HIP ATTACK! Fans chant “WE WANT TABLES!” but Tiff DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Tiff says if the fans want tables, then okay. Tiff goes out, looks under the ring, and she brings out a table! Just to put it back in! Fans boo but Tiff stomps Becky. Tiff CHOKES Becky on the ropes, then YANKS the ropes to jam her up! Tiff goes out, looks under the ring, and she brings out a toolbox! Tiff JAMS Becky with the box! And then she opens the box to bring out a WRENCH! Tiff JAMS Becky again!! Then Tiff gets a crowbar, to CLUB Becky with it! Tiff keeps going, and now she has a steel chain of her own!
Tiff wraps her fist up to STEEL CHAIN PUNCH Becky down! Becky sputters, Tiffy gets a hammer! But Becky dodges, kicks low, and she has the hammer! Tiff dodges, kicks low and then whips. Tiff scoops but Becky slips through, only for Tiff to SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Tiff snarls and she dumps the toolbox out. Tiff isn’t interested in what is left, nor in tables like the fans want. Tiff gets a chair instead, storms in the ring, and she SMACKS Becky! Tiff wedges the chair into the corner, gives it a kiss for luck, but Becky ROCKS her! And ROCKS her again! And then whips, but Tiff reverses! Becky stops herself to ELBOW Tiff!
Becky goes up and up and CROSSBODIES, but Tiff rolls through! Tiff picks Becky up to pop her up, but Becky slips free! Becky RAMS Tiff into the chair! Then hits a BECKSPLODER! Becky runs in at the corner, Tiffy puts her on the apron but Becky ROCKS Tiff first! Becky climbs to MISSILE DROPKICK! Tiff flounders out of the ring so Becky WRECKS her with a dropkick! Becky goes out, aims from the apron, and AX HANDLES Tiff down! Becky goes back to her shopping cart, to RAM Tiff with the shopping cart! Then Becky pushes Tiff into the cart to take her for a ride! They RAM right into the steel steps!
Becky dumps Tiff out of the cart, puts her in the ring, and she fetches that little black bag she left behind. Fans fire up, having an idea what’s in that! Becky dumps the bag out to reveal… BARBIE DOLLS!? Well, not what anyone expected but this is Becky sending a message to Tiff. MAN- NO, Tiff slips free, shoves and scoops, but Becky slips out! REVERSE DDT onto the dolls! Cover, TWO! Becky CLUBS away on Tiff, SMACKS her with dolls, then pushes her out of the ring. Tiff hurries away but Becky throws doll parts at her! Tiff uses the trash can lid as a shield! Becky keeps throwing heat, though!
Tiff says what the hecc! She then SMACKS Becky with the lid! Tiff hurries to look under the ring, and she brings out the trash can itself! Tiff CHUCKS that, Becky dodges, and then ROCKS Tiff! Becky fires off on Tiff in the ropes, then gets the can to put it around Tiff! Fans fire up as Becky goes up a corner, to GUILLOTINE LEG DROP on the can! Becky then goes up top, to- NO, Becky dodges the leg drop! Tiff JAMS Becky, JAMS her again, then SPIENBUSTERS on the trash can! Cover, TWO!! Becky is still in this and fans rally up. Becky clutches her arm while Tiff bails out. Tiff looks under the ring, and she brings out another chair!
Tiff keeps looking, she brings out more chairs! Fans boo as Tiff has about half a dozen chairs now, all in a pile. Tiff drags Becky up and over, but Becky fights the bomb! Becky slips free to BUTTERFLY PLEX onto the chairs! And then an ARMBAR!! Tiff endures, flails, kicks around, rolls under the ropes and to the floor, to then drag Becky out! POWERBOMB on the steel steps!! Becky writhes but Tiff hauls her up. Tiff puts Becky in, covers, TWO!! Becky is still in this and Tiffy grows frustrated. Tiff gets that chair she wedged in the corner, sets it aside, and then goes up, but Becky follows! They brawl up top!
Tiff SMACKS Becky off buckles, DECKS her to the floor, then goes out after her. Tiff storms up to swing, but into a BECKSPLODER into barriers! Fans fire up as Becky snarls and storms around. Becky looks under the ring, and she brings out a TABLE! Fans are loving this now! The Man sets the table, but Tiff SMACKS her with a kendo stick! And sends her into barriers! Tiffy takes the table for her own, but not for the fans but for herself. Tiff then looks for Becky, but where’d Becky go? Becky has a fire extinguisher! And she BLASTS Tiff with it!! And then she has a barbed wire bat!! That’s a different kind of Barbie!
Becky SMACKS Tiff with the bat! Tiff dodges and the bat hits post! Tiff kicks Becks, then ROLLING SENTONS! Tiff goes up the apron, to PRETTIEST- NO, Becky catches Tiff, but Tiff RANAS! And DISCUS LARIATS! Tiff snarls, handsprings, and ELBOWS Becky through barriers! Fans lose their minds as these two crash into the timekeeper’s area! Tiff drags Becky up, but Becky POSTS her! And then TOSSES her onto the desk! Fans fire up as Becky makes sure Tiff is in the right place, and she even joins Tiff! Becky hauls Tiff up, but Tiff fights the slam! Tiff HEADBUTTS Becky into sitting in an armchair! Tiff CANNONBALLS and bowls Becky over through more barriers!
Tiff hauls Becky up, brings her to the table and puts her on the wood! Fans are torn as Tiff goes up the corner! Tiff aims, for a SUPER TIFFY SWANTON!!! The table barely breaks, but fans lose their minds all the same! Tiff puts Becky in the ring, goes to another corner, and she TIFFY SWANTONS again!! Cover, TWO?!?! Becky survives and Tiffy can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” as both women are down! Becky crawls around the way, Tiff pursues, and then goes up the corner again!? ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! But Becky dodges! MANHANDLE SLAM to the floor!! Becky pushes Tiff back in, covers, TWO?!?!?
Fans are thunderous and Becky is shocked, but Tiff is showing that toughness! Becky says okay, DISARM-HER!! Tiff fights around, rolls Becky up, TWO!! Tiff fireman’s carries, FULL METAL ROLLING SENTON!! PRETTIEST MOONSAULT FLOPS!!! Becky hauls Tiff in, FULL METAL MANHANDLE SLAM!!! Cover, Becky wins!!!
Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)
That Extreme Rules match was one for the ages! But in the end, this is still N-BEX-T!! Tiffy still needs time to get ready for The Big Time, but Becky’s got little time to rest! Tegan Nox gets her shot this Monday Night Raw, will The Man be ready for the Girl with the Shiniest Wizard?
Trick Melo Gang regroups backstage.
Melo apologizes, he really thought he had Dragunov. Trick says it’s nothing to apologize for. Melo fought his heart out, that was incredible! It doesn’t matter what anyone says, Melo is still HIM. They hug it out, and Melo thanks Trick for the support. But now with Trick as a champion and Melo out in the cold, will that affect their friendship dynamic? Or will Trick Melo Gang always be here?
What an amazing night for NXT! A little upset they threw a kickoff match in outta nowhere, but of course Blair won. And of course Gigi rushed out to go after Blair as payback for Tuesday, but it didn’t really add much to their build as far as I’m concerned. But I suppose it is still good of them to give Blair and Kelani this match so they can get that PLE money. Great reference to WWF No Mercy for the N64 in the cold open video, and then great opener from Bron VS Corbin. Von didn’t make a triumphant return but Robert Stone getting involved was a great move. This surely shifts things back to Bron VS Von going towards Halloween Havoc now.
Dom VS Trick with Dragon Lee was really good stuff, and I didn’t think they’d do two ref bumps in one match. Still a shame Ali didn’t get to be in this match as intended, but I feel like this ended up an easy plug ‘n’ play where Trick was in the same position. So on one hand, Ali would’ve gotten his first title in WWE but WWE/TKO didn’t give a crap and cut him. But on the other, this is going to be great for Trick’s story with Melo. And something tells me Gacy will want after Trick now that Trick is champion since Trick’s win got him to this position. Gacy disbanding The Schism once and for all was quite a surprise, guess they don’t wanna bring in new members to replace The Dyad.
Awesome Fatal 4 Way Tag, it really brought things back to the Black ‘n’ Gold Era of NXT. Gotta love Ivy Nile clobbering Reggie and that quadruple superplex. Pleasantly surprised Tony & Stacks retained, but I would think we see plenty of feuding between the other teams to determine contenders for Halloween Havoc and beyond. Speaking of which, a two week special of Halloween Havoc is awesome, can’t wait to see how they raise the bar on that. Tyler Bate backing Dunne up against Dar was great, mostly because it was what I wanted to see. Too bad Trent Seven isn’t with WWE because they could’ve used him out there. And also could use him against Gallus, but oh well. Dar retains because more Heels help him, maybe he’s destined to face Nathan Frazer one last time to settle things.
Melo VS Dragunov was a great revisit from Great American Bash, but what a great move for Dragunov to win out. Personally, Dragunov should’ve been NXT Champion as early as Worlds Collide when the NXT brands and titles unified. But now he is champion, he is going to have an awesome reign, and we can see how Trick Melo Gang reacts to Trick being the champion when Melo isn’t. And then that NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules match proved itself worthy of being the main event. Becky had a great career retrospective entrance, referenced a lot of that on her shirt, even sneaking “Bray” on the side as tribute to Windham Rotunda, and then brought out a barbed wire bat to shout out Mick Foley.
And then, with all that given to Becky, I’m a little surprised she still won! But now Becky VS Tegan is set for Monday to help elevate Tegan and the NXT Women’s title. Feels like possibilities are still pretty open for Becky, and who knows what comes out of this year’s Women’s Breakout Tournament. There’s some intrigue back in NXT, hopefully it gets eyes on the product like was going on before that NXT 2.0 as written by Vince debacle.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
The Switchblade enters whose house?
The AEW Continental Classic continues here on Dynamite! Swerve Strickland and Jay White are both 1-0, but they go against each other for the top spot in Gold League!
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush; Rush wins.
- Wardlow VS AR Fox; Wardlow wins.
- Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party; Action & Top Flight win.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura; Julia wins and retains the title.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
Fans cheer as the American Dragon, eyepatch on like a pirate, joins commentary to watch the Continental Classic competition in person.
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is 1-0 with three points, so he’s feeling pretty good batting lead for round two! Will he continue his momentum with #PureCarnage? Or will this be a lethal week two?
The bell rings and the clock is ticking on the 20 minute time limit. Moxley and Lethal circle, tie up, and Lethal headlocks for a takeover. Moxley headscissors, Lethal kips free but Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Lethal headscissors, Moxley kips free, and we go another takeover for another scissor. And another! Lethal then ROCKS Moxley with a right! Moxley ROCKS Lethal, Lethal ROCKS Moxley, and they go back and forth! Lethal kicks low, runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up but Lethal trips Moxley to step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Moxley rolls to the apron, and they fall to the floor!
Lethal and Moxley get up, Lethal throws body shots but Moxley clinches. Lethal RAMS Moxley into the apron, slides into the ring and he builds speed. Lethal DIVES and sends Moxley into the railing! Fans fire up, Lethal goes to the apron and struts, but Bryan says not to do that with Moxley. Lethal hops in, builds speed again, but Moxley slides in to deny the dive! Then Moxley DECKS Lethal, and he DIVES! Now Lethal is sent into railing! Moxley shakes out his leg after jamming it up a bit. Lethal CLUBS Moxley, CLUBS him more, but Moxley ROCKS Lethal back. Moxley puts Lethal in, runs in at the corner and clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count, but Lethal slips away before five to kick at the legs! Then Lethal hoists Moxley for a SHIN BREAKER to a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley clutches his knee, Lethal storms up to stomp him! Lethal goes after that knee with more stomps, but Moxley hobbles to another corner. Lethal CLUBS the leg, CLUBS it again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Lethal! Lethal ROCKS Moxley! They go back and forth, Moxley gets the edge with boxing elbows! Then he BITES Lethal! Moxley runs, Lethal ducks to handspring, but into a SLEEPER! Lethal JAWBREAKRS free, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Then a SAIDO!
Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes, Lethal climbs, and he MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Moxley is still in this, but he sputters as he crawls to ropes. Moxley is on the apron, Lethal BLASTS Moxley to the railing! The front row has Moxley in their laps as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Lethal waits while the ref checks on Moxley. Moxley drags himself up but Lethal goes out after him. Moxley drags himself over railing, and Lethal ROCKS him with a right hand! And again! Lethal then RAMS Moxley into the apron, then CLUBS away on the leg! Lethal SLAMS the leg into the apron, and Moxley scrambles into the ring. Lethal pursues, runs up and KICKS the leg out! Moxley crawls, Lethal grabs the leg, and he drops an elbow on the knee! And again! Lethal then has a toehold and he twists the foot. Moxley endures, Lethal stomps the leg, then drops another elbow! But Moxley uses that to get an ARMBAR!
Lethal clasps hands quickly, fights up to stack, TWO and Lethal knees the back of Moxley’s leg! Lethal bends the leg across his own knee, but Moxley endures. Lethal KNEES it again, pulls, and goes back to the standing toehold. Moxley endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Moxley kicks away at Lethal, then gets up to hit a CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down. Moxley fires up, he drags Lethal up and in, but Lethal fights the piledriver! Lethal RAMS Moxley into the corner, hoists him up, and CHOPS! Lethal climbs for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes and Lethal says he’s gonna rip that leg off!
Lethal aims as Moxley slowly rises, but Moxley avoids the chop block! Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! And CHOPS him! Lethal fires a forearm but Moxley fires back! The fans rally, the forearms fly, and Moxley gets the edge! Moxley runs, but Lethal follows to UPPERCUT! Lethal runs, but Moxley follows to ELBOW! Moxley runs, baits Lethal in, to LARIAT! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Lethal up. Underhooks, but Lethal fights the Paradigm Shift, BACKBREAKER TO COMPLETE SHOT! Moxley is down after the Lethal Combination, and Lethal covers, TWO! Bryan says that wasn’t a great cover, a tournament like this is about the basics.
Lethal grabs Moxley’s leg to SMASH the knee against the mat again and again! Then he drags Moxley, steps through, but Moxley cradle counters! TWO!! Lethal rushes Moxley but Moxley POSTS him! And then rolls him up, TWO!! Lethal escapes again, and Moxley goes back to the corner. Moxley slaps the bad leg and the fans rally up. Lethal stands, he dodges Moxley, and he O’Conner Rolls! TWO and Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Lethal rolls back, TWO! Lethal gets the legs, FIGURE FOUR!! Moxley sits up but he endures the pain! Bryan coaches Moxley from commentary and Moxley fights his way around!
Moxley reaches out, Lethal pulls on that hold, but Moxley has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Lethal lets off and drags Moxley up. Lethal KICKS the leg, then calls his shot! Handspring, but Moxley falls! Lethal stops himself, but falls for it! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley fires up, and he KING KONG LRAIATS Lethal inside out!! Then PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Lethal survives, but Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Lethal CLUBS Moxley’s leg, but then Moxley traps that arm! Lethal taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (gains 3 points; Lethal earns 0)
The Maniac is 2-0 with a strong six points, but it may have cost him a leg! Will he have to watch out next round with that target on his back?
AEW shares footage from after Saturday Night Collision.
Eddie Kingston asks them what they want him to say. He knew this was gonna be tough. Tony Khan didn’t put any scrubs in this tournament. Eddie just maybe got too cocky, thinking that since he put two belts in the pot, he was a given winner. No one deserves to win, everything is earned. Eddie has Bryan next but he’s behind the 8 ball. Eddie says he will not do this. He will not go backwards. Humble in victory and humble in defeat. Eddie has to go heal up, Epsom salt bath, all that good stuff. The Mad King vows he will be ready for the American Dragon.
Bryan Danielson responds.
Bryan says he was actually impressed by the confidence Eddie had to put up both his titles for the tournament. But now, one loss and Eddie feels he’s behind the 8 ball? Against Bryan? Bryan fractured his orbital bone, needed surgery in two places, and yet he is coming into this tournament on fire! He is NOT behind the 8 ball, he is NOT going to be humble, he is here to win this and be the first AEW Triple Crown! Will Bryan’s Blue League start be Eddie’s Blue League end?
Tony Schiavone is backstage.
He brings up that Sting’s final match is coming. AEW Revolution, Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. And when it comes to where they’ll have Sting’s final match, they thought of the many great venues across the world, but what better place for Sting’s final match than Greensboro, North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum? So many great Sting matches were held there, but one in particular that comes to mind is 1988, Sting VS Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. So Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, get ready! Joining Schiavone now are those very legends, Sting and Ric Flair!
First off, 24-0, the longest win streak in AEW right now, what a fitting place for Sting to have his final match and maybe end on 25 than in Greensboro. Sting says yeah, wow, all those years ago, it was March 8th, 1988, his very first world title match against perhaps the greatest world champion of all time in The Nature Boy. Sting would’ve never guessed that night, 35 years later, we’d be here now. The memories, 45 minutes but a draw, commercial free, the first time in TV history that any sporting event even did that. But that’s not the real point of it. The big deal was being in there with Ric Flair. That was a make or break night, and so thank you, Ric, for putting Sting on the map.
Sting says yeah, that is a fitting place to end his career all these years later, Greensboro. Schiavone says so many great memories, and for him and Flair, forty years ago, does he remember? Oh, Flair knows. The words cannot be spoken to emphasize what is about to happen! Greensboro, where Sting, make no mistake, Ric didn’t make Sting a thing, Sting made himself! 45 MINUTES! Commercial free! With Flair! Unthinkable! Sting walked back there to 25 wrestlers going, “Jesus! You’re the man! You did it, Stinger!” He went out there and did it like a man! That’s what this business is all about.
Flair is 74 years old, standing next to the Icon, with his friend, Schiavone, and going back to Greensboro for what will be the greatest moment of his life, and God knows Flair’s had some good ones. He is honored to be there at Sting’s side! They shake hands, and Flair says the ACC Tournament and all that, nah, this is one for the ages! Highway 85 will be lined up from Richmond, all the way to Charlotte, like it always was! Sting, The Nature Boy, and AEW are coming to Greensboro! Let’s give it to ’em! “WOO~!” It’s the 80s all over again! Tickets on sale December 15th! IT’S SHOWTIME!
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush!
The Sussex County Chicken got beat by The Maniac but El Toro Blanco got cheated by the Switchblade! These animals are hungry for points, so who gets fed?
The bell rings and Rush rushes in! They RAM and then fire off forearms! The fans fire up, Bryan says this is what he was talking about! This isn’t going 20 minutes! The forearms keep flying, Rush ROCKS Mark, but Mark fires off forearms and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS back! Rush whips, runs in, and SPLASHES int he corner! Rush runs but Mark follows, JUMP KCIK! Mark gets Rush up, CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Mark forearms and stomps away! The ref counts, Mark lets off, but Rush dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rush sits Mark down so he can stomp with both feet!
Rush scrapes Mark, goes to the far side, then runs in. Mark BOOTS back but Rush still clotheslines! Snapmare and KCIK! Rush stomps away, takes Mark’s “head” and kicks it! The kick is good for Rush but fans boo. Rush goes up a corner, but Mark CLOBBERS him! Rush falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark builds speed! Mark WRECKS Rush with a dropkick! Mark then stomps away on Rush, then stands him up to CHOP! So Rush CHOPS back! Mark CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS again! Rush whips Mark hard into railing! Rush then whips Mark into more railing! And then back the other way! Rush goes into the ring to tranquilo and let the count handle Mark.
Mark hobbles up, so Rush goes out after him. Rush runs in, but Mark ducks and RAILING BACK SUPLEX! Rush writhes, the ring count starts again, and Mark gets on the apron. Fans fire up as Mark says BANG BANG! FOLEY ELBOW! Fans fire up again and Mark high fives the front row. Mark leaves Rush behind now as the count climbs. Rush drags himself up, drags himself in at 5 of 10, and Mark eggs him on. Rush snarls, and he CHOPS! Mark CHOSP! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Fans fire up as Rush shoves, and Mark BOOTS him! Rush wobbles, but he dodges Mark to SNAP GERMAN!
Mark wobbles up, Rush SUPERKICKS! Mark stays up to LARIAT in return! Both men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! Mark sees his chewing gum on the mat and picks it back up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Mark goes to ropes, then stomps Rush. Mark drags Rush up, ROCKS him, and Rush falls over! Mark digs his boots in at the ropes, the ref counts, and Mark lets off at 4. The ref checks Rush, he’s still in this and bails out. The ref has Mark stay back, the ref makes sure Rush is okay, but then Mark runs in to stomp away! Rush gets up, Mark CHOPS him in a corner, and then ROCKS him! Mark brings Rush around, but Rush whips and SPLASHES! Rush sits Mark down, stomps and ROCKS him, then hobbles away. Rush snarls, he runs back in, but Mark is up to CHOP him down! Mark drops an elbow! And another elbow! Cover, TWO!
Mark fishhooks Rush into a chinlock, but the ref counts. Mark lets off, stands Rush up, but Rush trips Mark and has a leg! Rush hooks that up into a TRAILER HITCH! Mark endures and Rush pulls on the legs! Fans rally, Mark crawls and drags Rush along. Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally more. Mark reaches out, powers his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and the ref counts, but Rush lets go. Mark drags himself up, the fans rally again, and Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush gets in Mark’s face, eggs him on, so Mark CHOPS! Rush and Mark throw SLAP after SLAP!
Mark swings, Rush bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Rush hobbles back, but Mark is back up! Rush swings, into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Mark stands again. Rush roars, Mark runs in, Rush hits an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY to send Mark into buckles! Rush snarls again, fans rally up and he aims. Rush runs in, but Mark SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Mark drags Rush up. Mark turns Rush for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Rush is still in this but the fans fire up for Mark. Mark underhooks, but Rush swings. Mark clinches, waistlocks, but Rush throws elbows. Rush switches, Mark breaks free to PELE!
Rush falls out to the apron and Mark storms after him. They’re both on the edge, Mark fires forearms, but Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Repeat! Fans “WOO~!” for every CHOP! Mark GAMANGIRIS, Rush staggers back, but Rush gets Mark for another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Mark crashes on the floor and the ref checks him. The fans lose their minds but Rush snarls. Rush paces as the ring count climbs, and Mark is up at 5 of 10. Mark drags himself in at 6, but Rush storms right up on him. Rush hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Mark fires off hands, and then REDNECK HELL STAB!
Fans fire up as Mark leaps, FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives again but Mark has the underhooks! Rush powers up to back drop free! Rush aims from a corner now, Mark runs in again but into another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Rush runs up to DECK Mark! Then the BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, Rush wins!!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Briscoe earns 0)
A true war right here, and now Rush is 1-1! Will this ungovernable one find a way to take over the league? As for Briscoe, he is down 0-2 with no points, is he already on the bubble?
RJ City interviews “Timeless” Toni Storm.
Madame Storm seems rather bothered by something. RJ gets her attention but she tells him to sit. And don’t be so loud. RJ does sit, and Mariah May takes the title for Storm. RJ wants to bring up the championship acceptance speech last week. Yes, and she was rudely interrupted! Yeah, that’s true. How is she feeling? Storm says they partied well into the night, spent some time at the compound, JFK or one of the Kennedys was there. But now she is very fatigued, dehydrated, and has a touch of the gout. Oh, wow. Well, he wants to inform her that she is scheduled to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. But given her state, is she worried at all?
Worried? Was Fatty Arbuckle worried? Was Jean Harlow worried? Was Frances bloody Farmer worried? No, they all turned out fine, and so will she. Before she goes, take off her shoe, she’s feeling swollen. RJ does take off her shoes for her, but will Storm have to focus before someone takes the title off her?
MJF is here!
Fans cheer as the AEW World Champion walks out here with the help of his cane, mic in the other hand. He has them cut his music, he gets into the ring, and the fans cheer him on. MJF gets right to it as he says “December 30th, Nassau Coliseum, Worlds End, it will be Samoa Joe VS yours truly for the grandest prize of ’em all, The Triple B, the AEW World Championship.” Fans cheer that, and MJF wants to be honest, though. When it comes to Joe as a person, eeeeeeh MJF doesn’t like him. But when it comes to Joe professional, MJF respects him.
MJF respects what Joe has done for the industry, and most importantly, when Joe came into AEW, he didn’t come here to line his pockets, he came here because he believes in those three letters. Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and MJF says back in the early 2000s, MJF remembers getting a poster in his mailbox and it was for TNA Wrestling. And he remembers thinking, what even is this all about? He tuned in and couldn’t have been happier. He saw insane feats of athleticism, he saw a new cast of pro-wrestlers he’d never heard of before, but most of all, he saw one man among the rest, and that was the Samoan Submission Machine.
While Samoa Joe may’ve looked unconventional, he didn’t seem to care, and neither did any of the fans. Because every time Joe walked through the curtain, we knew he was the baddest man walking on God’s Green Earth. Now unfortunately, later on in his career, Joe’s talents were not recognized and he was not afforded the opportunity to be a world champion in the WWE. Fans boo, but MJF says what Joe did for this sport was bigger than that. “Joe proved you don’t have to be a massive male model bodybuilder to be a top guy in this sport. Samoa Joe broke the mold. Samoa Joe proved alternatives matter.
“And because of the road that Joe paved, it has allowed for a man like me to stand before you today. Without a guy like Joe, there may be no AEW. So Joe, very quickly, what I’d like to say, as much as this all pains me to admit, thank you.” Fans cheer that and join in, “Thank You, Joe! Thank You, Joe!” Yes, thank you, Joe! However… MJF has actually, though grateful to have gone down the road Joe paved, MJF isn’t too shabby himself, now is he? Fans cheer that. MJF managed to pave his own road, and built on a new alternative. He is AEW day one, and he has helped build this place brick by brick! Fans cheer “M J F! M J F!”
MJF says he did that by defeating some of the biggest names in this industry! Names like Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega. But of all the names MJF has had to face in this ring, the one name he looks back on, and not only was he lucky to win, he was lucky to survive, that is Joe. Samoa Joe is a wrestling legend. But December 30th is not about Joe’s legacy. It’s about MJF’s! December 30th is about answering the question, “Can Max Friedman outlast the Final Boss of this sport one more time?” So now, MJF is gonna make a promise. He promises to everyone watching at home and everyone here in this arena.
MJF promises that on December 30th, it doesn’t matter if his left knee keeps sliding in and out, if his right hip keeps popping in and out of socket, if his right shoulder is hanging on by a threat, or if Joe beats him within an inch of his life. Joe could be King Kong and Godzilla incarnate. Because MJF promises that on December 30th, he shows the world that it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog! And if you want to take what’s his… at Worlds End, you’ll have to put MJF down! MJF even breaks his cane!! Fans fire up with MJF, but then the lights go down.
Now there are lights blinking all over the place. MJF looks around, but THE DEVIL’S MINIONS ATTACK! Fans boo as one of them has a baseball bat!! But here comes Joe!! Joe said he’d have MJF’s back so here he is! He YANKS the big guy out, gets that bat, and he runs the rest off! Cameras have trouble here, but when things come back, a message types out on screen. “In the shadows, our game begins. Next week, MJF & Samoa Joe… will you face the unknown in a tag match? Are you a hero, Max?” The Devil has made his challenge to the champ! The fans chant “DO IT! DO IT!” and “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe tries to get MJF to ignore all this, it’s what this Devil wants!
But MJF says “I’m so sick of your Scooby-Doo BS! LEMME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU! I am not dealing with your crap when I got that guy breathing down my neck at Worlds End. No no. I am going to take out all of your men, one by one. I am going to unmask you, you coward! And next week, you wanna tag match?! YOU’RE ON!!” Joe isn’t for it, but the challenge has been accepted. Will Joe just have to save MJF from himself?
Wardlow VS AR Fox!
Speaking of someone who wants to take everything away from MJF, the War Dog is on the warpath, just waiting for the right moment. After what we just saw, is MJF going to be served up on a silver platter?
But wait! Fox BOOTS Wardlow down off the apron! And then FLIES out! But Wardlow stays up! So Fox FLIES again! Direct hit but Wardlow is still up! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Fox, then whips him at the apron. Fox 619s on the apron to hit back! And then he goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Wardlow catches him! SLAM on the apron, and then Wardlow box jumps up to the apron. Wardlow storms in, fans rally up, and Wardlow drags Fox up for an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Now with both men in the ring, the bell finally sounds and this is actually a match. Wardlow storms up on Fox in the corner, to then TOSS him across the way!
Fox flounders out of the ring and Wardlow is having fun now. Wardlow goes out to stalk Fox, CLUB him on the back, and the ring count climbs. Wardlow hauls Fox up to TOSS him back in! Fans rally, Wardlow storms back in, and Wardlow drags Fox up. Fox shoves Wardlow but Wardlow CLUBS him! Wardlow trophy lifts, but Fox slips free! Wardlow runs in, but only gets buckles as Fox slips out to the apron! Fox swings to dropkick, then he goes up to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Wardlow snarls and Fox is stunned! Fox runs in to BOOT! Wardlow doesn’t budge so Fox BOOTS him again! And again! Fox runs, but Wardlow pops him up for a SPINEBUSTER!
Wardlow winds up, to LARIAT Fox down! Wardlow then hauls Fox up, POWERBOMB! The symphony begins as fans want more! Wardlow drags Fox up, reels him back in, another POWERBOMB! And then Wardlow goes up the corner, to SWANTON BOMB!! Fans fire up and Wardlow still isn’t done! He reels Fox back in, to LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!!! The ref checks, Fox is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
The remixed Powerbomb Symphony was too much for Fox, and Wardlow storms off. When and where will Wardlow sink his teeth into MJF?
Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party!
The Sight to See and the reunited Martin brothers are ready to be the Coldest Trio in the Game, but they’re taking on Isiah Kassidy and the legendary Hardy brothers! Will Action, Darius & Dante add themselves to the top of the trios rankings? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay take them to the extreme?
The trios sort out and Minneapolis is happy to have Dante back. Action and Matt start, they tie up and Matt headlocks. Action powers out then DROPKICKS Matt down! Matt goes to ropes, Action runs in but is put on the apron. Action RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Matt is up, Action kicks but Matt blocks! Matt flips Action, Action lands on his feet but Matt hip tosses! Tag to Jeff and the Hardys get Action up, atomic drop and the takedown, DOUBLE LEG DROP! Jeff covers, TWO! Jeff drags Action up, CLUBS him, and wrenches an arm. Jeff hammerlocks but Action switches it onto Jeff.
Fans rally up for Dante, Jeff elbows Action and runs, but Action trips Jeff! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Jeff moves! Action hits the superhero landing and stares the Charismatic Enigma down! Fans fire up, and they both back away, tag to Darius and Isiah. Fans rally up as Zay and Air Wolf tie up. Zay headlocks, Darius powers out but Zay runs him over! Zay pumps and bumps, things speed up, and Darius hurdles. Zay backflips over, but Darius arm-drags! Darius then sidesteps but Zay arm-drags! Darius trips Zay to cover, ONE! Zay trips Darius but Darius throws him away to then DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as Darius mocks the Jeff Hardy dance. Zay is in the corner, Darius runs in to SPLASH and tag Dante! Fans fire up as Dante jumps, runs, and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag back to Darius, snap suplex and a slingshot senton! Fans fire up and Action tags in. Darius gets Zay up, wrenches an arm, and Action DOUBLE STOMPS the arm. Zay losses his durag and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Action whips Zay, Zay reverses but Action avoids the dropkick. Matt CLOBBERS Action while the ref is checking Zay! Zay gets Action up, RAMS him to the corner, and Zay fires off hands. Tag to Jeff, and they mug Action with some stomps. The ref counts, Jeff lets off at 4, and he brings Action up to snapmare. Jeff runs to NECK SNAP, then NECK SNAP the other way! And then another one! Action staggers up, Jeff kicks low and suplexes for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jeff stays between Action and the Martins to show them how to do his dance. Jeff then CLUBS Action, tags in Zay, and Zay CLUBS Action’s arm.
Zay throws Action out, goes out and throws him into railing! Zay talks some smack, then he stomps away on Action! High five with the fans, then more stomps! Selfie! Zay then puts Action in the ring, CLUBS him down, then drags him back to the corner. Tag to Matt and he RAMS into Action. Matt ROCKS Action with a right, then bumps him off buckles. Matt dribbles Action off the buckles again and again and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt ROCKS Action again, tags Jeff, but fans rally up for Top Flight. Matt CATAPULT GUILLOTINES, then Jeff hits a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!
Jeff drags Action into the ring, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more but Jeff bumps Action off buckles. Tag to Matt, the Hardys stomp a mudhole in, then dig their boots in. The ref counts, Matt lets off and he stands Action back up. But Action ROCKS Matt with haymakers! Matt shoves Action, Action comes back, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Action survives and fans fire up but Matt calls his shot. “DELETE! DELETE!” and Action stands. Kick and- NO, Action wrenches out of the Twist! But Matt ducks the haymaker to back suplex! Action lands on his feet to KICK, KNEE and ENZIGURI!
Both men are down and the fans fire back up! Action and Matt crawl, hot tags to Dante and Zay! Dante goes up and over Zay, CLOBBERS him, CLOBBERS him again, then whips. Zay reverses, Dante goes out and Zay hits buckles! Dante then goes right over the corner, GAMANGIRIS Zay away then jumps to avoid Jeff’s sweep! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans boo but Matt TWIST- NO, Dante powers out and Darius GAMANGIRIS! Dante ROUNDHOUSES, Darius steps in to COMPLETE SHOT! Zay is up and he shoves Dante into Darius! Roll up, TWO!! Zay LARIATS Dante back down, putting his all behind that one!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, but Jeff runs to BLAST Action! Darius ROCKS Jeff, but Zay uses Jeff as a step, PARTY IN MOTION wipes Darius out! Dante sees that, but then Matt sets up for Jeff! POETRY IN MOTION! The Hardy Boyz get Dante up top, Zay GAMANGIRIS him into a Double Electric Chair Lift! Zay springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO!!! Dante survives but the Hardys go after Darius & Action! POETRY- INTERCEPTED as Darius jumps off Matt to CLOBBER Jeff!! Action kicks Matt, then QUEBRADAS off the railing! Zay suplexes Dante, but Dante knees free!
Dante runs, Zay dodges to mule kicks! But Darius is in, he and Action set up, but Zay fights the waistlock! Zay BOOTS Action, elbows Darius, but the still get the SHOTGUN GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zay flops into Dante’s half nelson, SIDE SLAM!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!
Winners: Action Andretti & Top Flight, by pinfall
A powerful homecoming for Dante Martin, he and his team have a massive win! Will they soon fly high and go after the AEW World Trios Championships?
Backstage interview with Action & Top Flight.
Renee is with them and congratulates them on the big win. So good to see Dante back, how is that leg? But then Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes step in. Penta offers a fist bump, and Dante accepts. They’re all good given Penta was responsible for the broken leg in that Reach for the Sky Ladder match. But then Penta counts, one, two, three. Bring ’em in. Komander and El Hijo Del Vikingo join Penta, that makes one, two, three. And Cero Miedo! Dante nods, when and where will we see this top tier trios match go down?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura!
The Princess of the Black Throne successfully defended her gold on Collision against Lady Frost, but now she takes on the Queen of Joshi! And for this match, Dealer’s Choice says submissions can NOT win the match! Then if Julia can’t be Hartless, will she just have to be ruthless?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Julia. Julia soaks it up, but Emi laughs at it. Emi and Julia smirk as they stare down, then they approach. Emi dodges Julia and laughs some more, but then Julia grabs her by the face! Julia bumps Emi off buckles, fires off forearms and stomps, then whips corner to corner. Julia runs in, handsprings and clotheslines! Julia keeps moving, back body block! Julia snapmares Emi, KICKS her, but Emi just frowns. Fans fire up, and Emi stands up. Julia CHOPS but Emi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Julia shrieks, but Emi pushes her around. Emi aims but Julia blocks the chop to WRING the arm!
Emi goes to ropes, the fans fire up as Julia CLUBS, HOOK KICKS then KICKS Emi down! Julia pushes Emi out of the ring, goes out after her, but Emi throws body shots. Julia whips, Emi reverses, and Julia hits steel steps! Per the House Rules, there’s a 20 count, not a 10, so Emi has more time to use. Emi runs in to SPLASH Julia against the steps! Fans fire up and the ref checks Julia as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Emi stands on Julia’s face, the ref reprimands, but Emi steps away. She has to be careful, part of House Rules is that disqualifications are strongly enforced. Emi then takes a seat on security’s lap before she storms up on Julia. Emi brings Julia around to CHOP against railing! Then Emi brings Julia over to send into more railing, and CHOP again! Emi puts Julia in the ring, drags her around and dragon sleepers! TWISTING DDT! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Emi pushes her to a corner. Emi CHOPS, and Julia staggers away to another corner. Emi CHOPS her again! And again! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Julia sits down, Emi digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Emi lets off, soaks up the heat, and then brings Julia up to whip corner to corner. Julia stops herself to ELBOW back! Julia storms up on Emi to throw hands, but Emi SLAPS Julia down! Julia checks her jaw, but Emi digs her knees into Julia’s neck! The ref counts, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Emi lets off. Emi watches Julia flounder around, and Julia sits up to throw body shots. Emi just laughs and brings Julia around to underhook. Stalling BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Emi waits on Julia to sit up, says she’ll be the champion, and then underhooks again!
Julia fights up and round, SLEEPER! Submissions won’t win but she just wants to make Emi suffer! Emi falls, flails, Julia has a headscissor squeeze! Emi rolls, pops out the back, and she hooks Julia’s legs up! ROMERO SPECIAL! Julia endures, then Emi THROWS her down! Emi drags Julia around, puts her in a drop zone, but fans still rally for Julia. Emi climbs, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Julia moves! Julia wraps on the HARTLESS LOCK!! But it won’t win! Emi flails, taps, but it doesn’t save Emi, either! Julia thrashes Emi, lets her go, and the ref has to remind Julia it’s her own rules. So Julia BLINDSIDE LARIATS!
Julia stomps Emi into the drop zone, then goes up the corner. MOONSAULT!! Cover, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Another defense in the books, Julia is still golden! Will she keep on winning with such unpredictable rules?
Backstage interview with Mariah May.
RJ City is with Miss May and says we saw her at Full Gear and last week, but we also know she’s here, hungry for more. Mariah says yes she is. She knows she’s the new girl and all, but she did just come from Stardom, and she had quite the run. She is dying to show us what she can do. So thanks for connecting her with Toni Storm. RJ says it’s nothing, he and Toni go way back, used to play squash together. No, really, RJ is quite the curator. And Mariah knows Toni likes him, so this means the world to her. No, no, Toni makes things happen. He’s just happy to help. Mariah seems a bit disappointed, but RJ says without further ado, go get ’em!
Mariah knocks on Tony Khan’s door, steps inside, and talks with the boss. Will this Tony be just as accommodating as Toni Storm?
Christian Cage is here!
The TNT Champion, the Patriarch, makes his way to the ring, security right behind him. Captain Charisma then gets a mic while the fans boo, and he says what he’d like to do right now is go ahead and invite the Rated R Superstar to this ring right now. Fans fire up for that, and Christian says he knows Edge is back there. Fans shout “ADAAAAM~!” and Christian says he just wants to talk about what Edge said on Collision. So if Edge doesn’t mind making his presence felt, Christian would appreciate it. But still no response? Did Christian make sure to do this when Edge isn’t here?
Christian waits, gets upset, and asks Adam “ADAAAM~!” that he’d like to speak with him in this ring. Please, someone, hit the mic, get Adam’s attention, something. Or should Christian go back there to speak with him? “You think you know him.” And here comes Edge!! Fans fire up as Edge storms into the ring, and of course the security becomes a wall in front of Christian. Edge paces and Christian says listen, management wanted this, not him. Fans boo that garbage, but Christian says they don’t need security. He asks these men to vacate the ring. They shrug and bail out, even though Edge looks ready to pounce.
Christian brings up that last week, Edge challenged him to a match for the TNT Championship on December 6th, Dynamite in Montreal. Christian is here to tell Edge that they won’t make it to Montreal. They get face to face and fans fire up. Christian says they won’t make it to Montreal because “I’m sorry.” What? Edge is also confused, and Christian says he knows what we’re all thinking. Christian is only sorry because he’s all alone, right? Fans confirm and they chant “BULL~ SHID!” at him! Christian asks them to understand. Edge took out “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne, he took out Killswitch/Luchasaurus, but that’s not why Christian’s sorry.
He won’t lie, he was pissed about what Edge did to Lucha- er, Killswitch, with not one but two Con-Chair-Tos. Christian was so mad, he jumped out of his house, got in his car and just drove around. He needed to think, needed fresh air. And somewhere during that trip, it turned into one of reflection. It turned into a roadtrip of soul searching, digging down deep, trying to understand why he became the person that he is, this guy who says and does such unsavory things. And then he remembered those times he and Edge would borrow Christian’s mom’s Ford Taurus. They nicknamed it “Toby the Taurus” because they took it everywhere when they were trying to make it.
They didn’t care where they went, they were broke, not a dime to their names, but they didn’t care. They were having the time of their lives! They knew they were gonna make it. They didn’t know how, but they knew they would. And dammit, did they ever make it, huh? They went on to become multiple-time tag team champions, and Christian will say it, the greatest tag team that ever lived! Fans do cheer that. Christian and Edge then became multiple time world champions, two of the greatest careers in this sport. But take the wrestling away, and it runs even deeper. Everyone knows Edge grew up with a single mom. Everyone knows that Edge didn’t have a father figure.
Fans boo, already sensing where this is going! Christian wants Edge to listen! Yes, he is the Patriarch of AEW, but in no way is he suggesting he’s Edge’s father. Christian is Edge’s brother. And in turn, Christian’s father became like Edge’s father. Edge went on family trips, sat at the dinner table, slept over! When Edge needed discipline, Christian’s dad treated him the same as his own kids. He picked Edge up, brushed him off, hugged him and cheered him on. To this very day, he is still Edge’s biggest fan. So listen, Christian will just say it. They weren’t just random guys thrown together. “I love you, man.” Fans boo that one!
Christian says they’re family. And listen, when Edge’s mom passed a few years ago, that was the hardest time of Edge’s life. Christian knows that. But some time before, she said, “What I wouldn’t give to see you guys in that ring, teaming one last time.” Christian started thinking, that they should do this for her! Let’s go on the journey together again, like Edge wanted! Edge & Christian, for Judy “Judemeister” Copeland! Let’s do it for her! Fans cheer for Judy, but Edge is conflicted. Christian drops the mic, holds the belt, and then rushes Edge! Edge LOW BLOWS Christian first!! Fans cheer as Christian leans on Edge in pain.
Christian slumps down and Edge lets him fall. Fans want that one more time, but Edge gets the mic. “Nice try, dumbass.” Edge tells him to sit up when he’s talking. Edge grabs the belt, tells Christian to shine it up real nice. Hell, sleep with it if he wants. Because next week, the title’s coming home with Edge! Oh, and one more thing, Edge almost forgot. G F Y!! Fans are thunderous as Edge takes his leave. Will Edge crush Christian’s spirit as payback for everything he’s said and done?
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland!
The Switchblade and the Realest are both 1-0 with three points, and now they are going to battle in what could be the decisive battle in this block! With no Juice Robinson, no Ass Boys, no Prince Nana or Brian Cage, who will prove to be the slipperiest snake in all of AEW?
The bell rings and fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White still throws guns up, but he and Swerve then tie up. They go around, Swerve puts White in a corner, but White turns it around. Swerve turns it back around, White pulls hair to turn it around again, then he RAMS into Swerve! And again! And again! White tosses Swerve out, then goes out to CHOP! White then RAMS Swerve into railing, mocks Nana’s dance, but Swerve throws hands! Swerve runs and RAMS White into railing! Fans fire up with Swerve and he stomps White down. Swerve then whips, but White reverses and Swerve hits railing so hard, he goes over into the front row!
Fans fire up and security helps Swerve, but then White drags him back in. White puts Swerve in the ring, mockingly asks, “Whose House?” and he stomps Swerve. White wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then CHOPS! White again mockingly asks, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White CHOPS Swerve, but Swerve BOOTS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Swerve whips, White holds ropes, then he dumps Swerve out. But Swerve pulls hair! White HOTSHOTS Swerve, builds speed and slides, but Swerve catches him to BACK SUPLEX White into the front row! Fans are getting a much more interactive experience than expected!
Swerve drags White back up, White grabs at fans desperately, but the fans can’t do anything for him as Swerve dumps White back over. Swerve pushes White around, goes up the apron, and then he FLYING STOMPS White down! Fans fire up, Swerve puts White in, and then aims from the apron. But White gets a leg in the ropes! Swerve claws at White, pushes him away, but White BOOTS Swerve, then DRAPING DDTS! Fans rally for Swerve but White drags Swerve up to CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
White sits Swerve up again, to CHOP him back down! White drags Swerve up again, goes up a corner, and mocks Swerve, to then hop back down and CHOP again! Swerve writhes, White drags him up, and White TOSSES Swerve out of the ring. White goes out after Swerve, but he CHOPS back! Swerve then clinches to hit a BACKBREAKER! White writhes, Swerve goes up to the apron again, and he BOOTS White back down! Fans rally up, Swerve drags White into the ring, and then clamps on a cording hold. White grabs ropes, the ref counts, Swerve takes a swing, but White EXPLODERS Swerve up and out!
White goes out after Swerve, hauls him up, and APRON GOURD BUSTERS! Swerve writhes and flounders but White refreshes the ring count. White then RAMS Swerve into steel steps! Swerve gets in the ring, White pursues and covers, TWO! White clamps onto Swerve’s bad arm, then traps the other, and he stretches Swerve out as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve fights up, but White throws him down by hair! White again mocks the chant, “Whose House?” Bryan commends Swerve on toughness. He had a brutal Texas Deathmatch with Hangman Page, and the only thing taped up is that arm.
Speaking of, White clamps onto the arms again, but Swerve endures. Swerve fights up, throws body shots, but White throws him down by his hair! Fans boo, Swerve gets up to SLAP White! Swerve CHOPS, White waistlocks, but Swerve swings elbows. White gets under to SAIDO! White then storms up to drag Swerve up, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Swerve is still in this but White scuffs him. White mockingly says he needs his points. White knees Swerve low, and again, but Swerve blocks the chop! Swerve wrenches, gets around, HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX! White writhes and fans fire up!
Swerve snarls, storms up on White, and he ROCKS him! Body shot! Forearm! Body shot! Repeat! Swerve snapmares, rolls, but White catches the Complete Shot, but then Swerve slips out of the Urenage! Swerve goes to a corner, White runs in but Swerve goes up and over to O’Conner and Eddy Gordo RANA! White tumbles, staggers, into the SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! And then a gator roll into a deadlift suplex! Fans fire up as Swerve covers, TWO!! White survives and Swerve grows frustrated. Fans still rally up behind Swerve, and he grabs White’s wrist. White resists but Swerve still drags him up.
White reaches out, kicks Swerve’s legs, then gets free. White swings, Swerve dodges and comes back, COMPLETE SHOT from White! White then waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! White runs up, but Swerve DISCUS LARIATS! Fans are thunderous while both men are down and Bryan says, “How incredible are these two men?!” A standing count starts, both men stir, and White flounders to ropes. “This is Awesome!” as White comes back, he and Swerve go forehead to forehead, and they trade junkyard dog headbutts. Swerve laughs, White throws hands! Swerve throws them back! They go back and forth, faster and faster!
Fans rally up as the shots keep flying, and Swerve DECKS White! Fans fire up, Swerve smiles, but White grabs at Swerve’s legs. Swerve grabs at White, White CHOP BLOCKS! White then gets the bad arm, clinches, and URENAGES! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this, this isn’t anything compared to Texas Death! White clamps on with the sleeper, though, and he hauls Swerve up. Swerve throws elbows, but White wrangles him for a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Fans fire up, Swerve endures, White CLUBS away on the bad arm and pulls! Swerve reaches out, fights around, but White keeps him from ropes by pulling hair!
Swerve and White roll together, but Swerve slips around to get White’s arms trapped! Swerve stands on that arm! Finger gun and BANG!! The arm goes back and the fans tell Swerve he’s sick! Swerve grins, storms up on White and drags him up again. But White fights the half nelson and puts Swerve in a corner. The ref counts, White arm-drags free, but then Swerve sends him at the ref! White stops himself, LOW- NO! Swerve blocks the kick, he was paying attention to last week! Swerve slips around and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Swerve runs to HOUSE CALL!! Then Swerve goes up and he takes aim!
White sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, least of all Swerve!! White survives Swerve’s best shots, but Swerve drags him up! Swerve’s bad arm holds him back, but then White clinches! BLADERUNNER!! But Swerve flops out of the ring!! White hurries out after Swerve, pushes him in, and hurries to clinch. Swerve fights up, fights the sleeper, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! But White still rolls Swerve up with his other arm! TWO! White storms up, Swerve trips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! BLADE- NO, Swerve slips free, but White fights the half nelson! And CHOPS!
Swerve CHOPS back! White CHOPS! We get the 15 minute mark, so time’s ticking away! Swerve CHOPS, White CHOPS, repeat! White kicks and CHOPS, then reels Swerve in. Swerve uses a leg to get free but White has him again, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Then the clinch, BLADE- ARM-DRAG!! Cradle cover, SWERVE WINS!!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (gains 3 points; White earns 0)
White is shocked that he got beat! The #Jay1 aside, these points go to The Realest! Will the Gold League soon be whose house?
A great Dynamite, with awesome Continental Classic matches. But also really good non-tournament matches, such as that Trios Match. Great return to action for Dante Martin, great win for him and his trio, and those three could really build themselves up into trios title contenders with matches like this. And really good TBS Championship match Julia and Emi, though they need to get better at bringing up how House Rules work. No Ropebreaks, the ring count is to 20, and there’s Dealer’s Choice. They just kinda threw out there that this was gonna be a No Submission Falls, which was honestly a brilliant move by Emi. But in the end, of course Julia wins, it’s still too early for her to lose this belt.
Wardlow squashing- heck, he demolished AR Fox, is fine for Wardlow but a shame for Fox. Wardlow is still staying strong as he waits for the right moment to go after MJF again, but maybe, just maybe, he’s been going after MJF all along as that big guy among the “gimp squad” that tried to get MJF tonight. Great promo from MJF to not just praise Joe but also bury Punk without having to actually reference Punk going back to WWE. Joe made the save as expected, and now they’re getting dragged into a tag match against any two of those goons, and who knows who they are really, but can’t wait to see how this all goes.
Awesome stuff from Christian and Edge tonight, a brilliant move for Christian to so blatantly play to Edge’s emotions just to save his own ass. But of course it was also brilliant for Edge to not fall for it at all and get the better of Christian. But uh, AEW needs to be better at live censoring their shows, that GFY got right past them. That aside, that TNT Championship match is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way, but I still want to see Luchasaurus betray Christian and finally become his own man-dinosaur. Not Jack Perry’s tag partner, not Christian’s henchman, but his own man doing his own stuff.
And as I said at the start, awesome Continental Classic matches. Bryan Danielson also being on commentary for these was a good move, that could easily be a thing he does after he retires, except I think part of retiring is staying home with the family. Anyway, Moxley VS Lethal was a great opening match, and I figured Moxley would win that. Maybe Lethal realizes he really has let Team Triple J weaken him with all their antics. Rush VS Briscoe then raised the bar, though with a somewhat scary moment where I thought Rush took a shot to the head but it was really a concern for his leg. Rush winning was a fair choice, and that puts pressure on a possible 0-2 VS 0-2, Lethal VS Briscoe in the next round. I say “possible” because Tony Khan doesn’t reveal the entire schedule at once.
And then just an awesome, borderline PPV level match of Swerve VS White. The fans were strongly behind Swerve, I was behind Swerve, so it’s great to see Swerve get to 2-0. Swerve’s becoming my top choice for Gold League and maybe even the entire thing. Swerve having the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight and the AEW Continental Championships, he could really do a lot with traveling between the three brands. Mogul Embassy is already in ROH given they’re ROH World Six Man Champions, and the Gates are in NJPW right now for World Tag League, so Swerve joining them pretty much everywhere, all four of them having belts, that’s great stuff to me.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (11/29/23)
B Block, round 4!
Will it be lights out for Bishamon?
Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi have been struggling despite being the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, will they finally gain some ground this round?
- Six Man Tag: The Gates of Agony & Yuto Nakashima VS The House of Torture; The House of Torture wins.
- Six Man Tag: TMDK VS Kaito Kiyomiya, Ryohei Oiwa & Boltin Oleg; Kaito, Oiwa & Oleg win.
- Six Man Tag: The United Empire VS Bullet Club War Dogs; Bullet Club wins.
- 8 Man Tag: Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino & Ren Narita VS Master Wato, YOH, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii; Wato, Yoh, Yano & Ishii win.
- 2023 World Tag League, B Block: Yota Tsuji & Zandokan Jr. VS Bad Luck Fale & Jack Bonza; Fale & Bonza win.
- 2023 World Tag League, B Block: Yuji Nagata & Minoru Suzuki VS El Phantasmo & Hikuleo; ELP & Leo win.
- 2023 World Tag League, B Block: Taichi & Yuya Uemura VS Lance Archer & Alex Zayne; Archer & Zayne win.
- 2023 World Tag League, B Block: Bishamon VS Atlantis Jr. & Soberano Jr; Time Limit Draw.
PLAY BY PLAY
Here are the current B Block standings!
Taichi & Yuya Uemura: 3-0, 6 points
Alex Zayne & Lance Archer: 3-0, 6 points
Atlantis Jr. y Soberano Jr: 2-1, 4 points
Yota Tsuji & Zandokan Jr: 2-1, 4 points
ELP & Hikuleo: 1-2, 2 points
Bishamon: 1-2, 2 points
Bad Luck Fale & Jack Bonza: 0-3, 0 points
Yuji Nagata & Minoru Suzuki: 0-3, 0 points
2023 World Tag League, B Block: Yota Tsuji & Zandokan Jr. VS Bad Luck Fale & Jack Bonza!
Gene Blast & The King of the World took down the NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions in last round’s main event, but now they’re up against the Bullet Club’s Rogue Army, who are starving for a win! Will the Rogue General & Red Commando finally get on the board? Or will they just have to tranquilo in the fourth?
Fale & Bonza Too Sweet, and then Tsuji & Zando attack! The bell rings and Zando fires off on Fale but Bonza turns things around on Tsuji. Fale CLUBS Zando, then bumps him off buckles. Bonza drags Tsuji up, Rogue Army whip but the amigos dosido and return to CLOBBER Fale & Bonza! Fans fire up as the forearms fly. Then Tsuji sends Bonza into Fale! Zando sends Tsuji in to UPPERCUT! Bonza falls out of the ring, Tsuji runs in to SPLASH Fale! Fale flops out of the ring and the fans rally up with Zando. He and Tsuji high five then DOUBLE DIVE! Direct hit into the railing and down goes the Rogue Army!
Fans fire up as Zando & Tsuji stand back up. The ring count starts so Tsuji puts Bonza in. Tsuji & Zando stalk Bonza, and Zando SMACKS Bonza on the head. They double whip then POP-UP KNEE! Bonza falls over, Tsuji covers, TWO! Fans cheer while Tsuji keeps cool. Tsuji kicks Bonza to ropes, CHOPS him, but Bonza pie faces. Tsuji kicks low and CLUBS away on Bonza! Bonza blocks the whip, but Tsuji knees low. Tsuji whips, Bonza reverses but Tsuji ducks ‘n’ dodges, only to run into a lift and FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Fale DECKS Tsuji while Bonza BLASTS Zando! Bonza stomps Tsuji around, then pulls off his Bullet Club shirt, to CHOKE Tsuji with it!
Fale distracts the ref, Zando storms in but now the ref has to stop him. Bonza just keeps choking Tsuji, but Tsuji gets to the ropes. The ref reprimands and counts, Bonza lets off to cover, TWO! The fans rally up for Tsuji but Bonza stands Tsuji up. Tsuji fights the scoop, so Bonza CHOPS him down! Tag to Fale and he BLASTS Zando! Bonza stands Tsuji up for Fale to scoop SLAM! Fale drags Tsuji around, then stands on his back! He uses Tsuji as a surfboard! Tsuji endures, Fale steps off, and he flips Tsuji over for a cover, TWO! Fans cheer as Tsuji hangs in there. Fale tags Bonza in, and Bonza steps through to have the EDGE-UCATOR!
Tsuji endures, Zando coaches him, and Tsuji reaches out. Tsuji fights to the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer but Bonza lets off in frustration, and BLASTS Zando for the hell of it! Bonza drags Tsuji up, suplexes, but Tsuji fights it! Tsuji tries to suplex, Bonza fights it! They fight for suplex control, and Tsuji gets Bonza up and over! Fans fire up while both men are down! Tsuji crawls his way over, hot tag to Zando! Zando rallies on Bonza, CLUBS him, then whips. Bonza reverses, but Zando stops to drop knees on Bonza’s back! Zando says tranquilo, but Bonza rushes in. Zando catches his lariat to send him into the corner!
Zando runs in to clothesline, then he snapmares and basement dropkicks! Fale runs in but Zando drop toeholds him onto Bonza! Zando then runs to basement dropkick Fale! Fans rally up behind Zando, but Fale runs in aga. Zando dodges to DROPKICK Fale out! Bonza goes to a corner, Zando calls to Tsuji, and they both storm up on Bonza. They double whip, double hip toss for the DOUBLE POWERBOMB! Tsuji SPLASHES, then sets Bonza up as Zando climbs. MOONSAULT! Cover, Fale kicks it apart! Tsuji fires off on Fale, throws him back out, and fans rally up. Tsuji drags Bonza up, he and Zando hook him up, but Bonza fights the Anchor!
Bonza CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Bonza fires up, runs, but into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The fans fire up as Tusji & Zando set up, for the ANCHOR! Then Tsuji goes up top and stands on Zando’s shoulders. But Fale body shots Zando! GRENADE for Tsuji!! Bonza ELBOWS Zando, Fale SPLASHES him! Then feed to a BACKBREAKER, and ELBOW DROP! Cover, ROGUE ARMY WINS!
Winners: Bad Luck Fale & Jack Bonza, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Tsuji & Zando earn 0)
Bullet Club blows it up and finally has a win! Is there still a chance for them in the World Tag League? Can Tsuji & Zando rebound and set sail next round?
2023 World Tag League, B Block: Yuji Nagata & Minoru Suzuki VS El Phantasmo & Hikuleo w/ Jado!
Blue Justice & The Meanest Man in the World have not been able to put together a win while the Headbanga & Young Guerrilla really only have that first round shocker to stand by. Will the murder grandpas finally score some points? Or will the NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions keep from owing more golden tickets?
ELP gets fans to cheer referee Marty Asami, and even Nagata and Suzuki. Suzuki gets annoyed and tells ELP to shut up. ELP winds up and high fives Leo, which fans cheer. Suzuki dares ELP to step up, and so that’s who starts. Fans rally as the bell rings, and ELP taunts Suzuki as he takes off his shirt. ELP and Suzuki circle, they feel things out, and then knuckle lock. Suzuki kicks, wrenches, wristlocks, hammerlocks, but ELP spins back, wrenches free and wristlocks to then headlock. But Suzuki brings ELP to a knee to pop out and headlock back. ELP slips free and the fans cheer that opening exchange.
The two circle again, feel things out, and ELP gets a “SU-ZU-KI!” chant going. Suzuki storms up, ELP stays in a corner. The ref has Suzuki back up, and ELP comes back. They feel things out, ELP goes for a leg, then a waistlock. Suzuki wrenches at ELP’s arm, has the wristlock, then wrenches again. ELP rolls, handsprings, but Suzuki denies the wrench to then wrench again. Suzuki hammerlocks, headlocks, but ELP hits a BIG atomic drop! Suzuki hobbles away, ELP BLASTS Nagata, but Nagata runs in! Into an atomic drop! ELP hobbles his way over, saying his knee hurts from hitting those drops.
ELP storms up on Suzuki, but gets caught in a HANGING ARMBAR! Nagata runs to BLAST Leo! The ref counts, Suzuki lets go at 4, but Nagata sends Leo into railing! Suzuki drags ELP out to send him into railing, too! Nagata throws hands on Leo, whips again, as does Suzuki! ELP & Leo both hit railing hard! Suzuki stomps ELP, Nagata stomps Leo, and Jado can only protest. The ref reprimands, ELP hits Suzuki back with forearms, but Suzuki ROCKS ELP! ELP falls back, the ref starts the ring count, and Suzuki leaves ELP behind. The count reaches 10 of 20 while ELP crawls, and ELP staggers about at 11.
ELP steadies himself at 14, slides in at 15, and fans cheer. But Suzuki facelocks and he brings ELP over. Nagata tags in, the murder grandpas mug ELP, and then Nagata KNEES ELP against ropes. Nagata throws a heavy body shot! ELP doubles over, Nagata sits ELP up to KNEE him down again! Nagata drags ELP up for another body shot! ELP sputters and coughs his way to a corner, Nagata stomps him, then wrenches an arm. Suzuki tags himself in, and he kicks ELP low. Suzuki taunts Leo, then stands ELP up to ROCK him with a right! ELP wobbles, ROCKS Suzuki back, but Suzuki just glares. ELP throws more forearms but Suzuki just glares!
ELP apologizes to the murder grandpas, but Suzuki body shots then DECKS ELP! Suzuki gives Nagata a hard tag and fans rally up. Nagata drags ELP up to CLUB him on the neck! Nagata waits on ELP, to then KICK! And KICK! And KICK! ELP ends up in a corner, Nagata whips him corner to corner and BOOTS! Then clinch to EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! ELP is still in this and fans rally back up. Nagata drags ELP up, suplexes, but ELP slips free to waistlock! Nagata fights with elbows, ELP apologizes and wants time. But then he kicks! Nagata blocks that, only for ELP to ENZIGURI! Fans rally up while ELP and Nagata are both down!
ELP crawls his way over, rolls and hot tags Leo! Leo UPPERCUTS Nagata, BLASTS Suzuki, then swings on Nagata. Nagata dodges but Leo keeps moving to run Nagata over! Fans fire up with Leo and he runs in at the corner. Nagata dodges the splash, comes back, but into a scoop! SNAKE EYES and a BOOT! Fans fire up and Leo aims. Nagata rises, Leo clamps on the choke grip! But Nagata ROCKS Leo first! Nagata fires more shots, whips, but Leo reverses. Nagata rolls and fakes the enziguri to dropkick the leg out! Nagata gets up and Suzuki already tags in. Suzuki fires forearms on Leo! Suzuki eggs Leo on and Leo pounds the mat.
Leo choke grips! Suzuki breaks free to ROCK Leo again! Suzuki runs, but Leo scoops to SIDEWALK SLAM! Fans fire up while both men are down! Leo crawls, hot tag to ELP! ELP storms up on Suzuki and fires a forearm! Suzuki grits his teeth so ELP throws more shots! Suzuki just glares! ELP throws off his elbow pads to ROCK ELP! Suzuki smiles! ELP ROCKS Suzuki again and Suzuki ROCKS ELP in return! ELP wobbles then falls over! Suzuki drags ELP back up, whips him to a corner, and Nagata joins in. Suzuki BOOTS, Nagata SHINING WIZARDS! Then snapmare, and DOUBLE PENALTY KICK SANDWICH!!
The rivals shove each other, fans fire up, but then Leo shoves Suzuki into Nagata! Leo then runs, to DOUBLE LARIAT them both down! Fans rally up, ELP rises and he helps Leo get Suzuki up. They double whip Suzuki to a corner, then they whip Nagata into him! ELP sends Leo in to DOUBLE SPLASH! Nagata falls, ELP ELBOWS Suzuki! Then feed to the POWER TRIP! Leo then sets Suzuki up for the LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Suzuki survives and fans fire up again! ELP tunes up the band, SUDDEN- NO, Suzuki dodges! ELP kicks, runs, but Suzuki follows! Suzuki gets around to SLEEPER! Nagata grabs Leo for a CROSSFACE!
Fans fire up while ELP & Leo endure stereo submissions! ELP is turning red, ELP is fading! The ref checks, Suzuki lets off to cover, TWO!!! ELP survives and the fans fire up! Suzuki lets the fans rally up as he drags ELP up into another SLEEPER! And then a sin, but ELP jackknife bridges! TWO!! ELP BOOTS Suzuki, then SUPERKICKS! And then the tuck for C R 2!!! Cover, ELP & LEO WIN!
Winners: El Phantasmo & Hikuleo, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Nagata & Suzuki earn 0)
The murder grandpas fall short again! What is it that’s missing in their formula? As for the “Blue Sexy Boys,” will they continue to be NJPW Strong as the WTL rolls on?
2023 World Tag League, B Block: Taichi & Yuya Uemura VS Lance Archer & Alex Zayne!
The Holy Emperor beat his mentor with help from Heat Storm, but now things get even hotter as Taichi faces a former Suzuki-Gun ally! In a battle of 3-0 teams, will Taichi & Yuya be able to survive? Or will they get burned by the Monster Sauce?
Archer’s back to beating up Young Lions, and Zayne just sighs with an “Oh, you” attitude. The teams sort out and Archer wants to face the KOPW Champion. Taichi and Yuya give thumbs, and fans cheer as the former Suzuki-Gun members start. Archer says Taichi is still his brother but this is about WTL, so #EverybodyDies, even Taichi! Archer pie faces Taichi, but Taichi CHOPS! Archer just smiles, so Taichi CHOPS again! Archer eggs Taichi on, Taichi CHOPS again! Archer ROCKS Taichi with a forearm! Fans rally up, Taichi and Archer circle, and they feel things out. Taichi KICKS and KICKS but Archer blocks one to choke grip!
Taichi breaks free, but Archer waistlocks! Taichi fights free to PELE! Taichi runs, Archer follows and BODY CHECKS Taichi! Archer eggs Taichi on, but Yuya tags in. Archer stares Taichi down but then he KNEES Yuya low! Archer bumps Yuya off buckles, tags Zayne, and Monster Sauce double whip. Yuya gest around to shove Zayne into Archer and then arm-drag Zayne! Zayne gets up, Yuya DROPKICKS him! Yuya CHOPS Zayne, CHOPS again, and CHOPS again! Zayne is in the corner, Yuya whips him corner to corner. Zayne reverses, runs in, but Yuya dodges and Archer ELBOWS him down! Zayne comes back ELBOW Yuya!
Archer then whips Zayne to scoop, so that Zayne can tilt-o-whirl RANA Archer into Yuya! Fans fire up while Archer laughs. Zayne covers, TWO! Zayne brings Yuya over, tags Archer, and Archer stomps around. Archer taunts Taichi, then Monster Sauce mugs Yuya. Archer drags Yuya up and CHOPS him! Archer stands Yuya back up but Yuya CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Archer eggs Yuya on, Yuya throws more CHOPS, but Archer DECKS him! Archer says it isn’t Yuya’s time, this is all about Monster Sauce! Fans cheer, Archer whips Yuya corner to corner hard, and Archer has a cocky cover, but Red Shoes doesn’t wanna count?
Archer tells him to count but Red Shoes says not until it’s a real cover. Archer snarls and he drags Yuya up. He dares Yuya to go tag Taichi, then he short arm LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Taichi was also there but Archer grins as he gives him a pie face. Red Shoes has Taichi back off, and Taichi coaches Yuya on. Archer bumps Yuya off buckles, tags Zayne, and Monster Sauce mugs Yuya. Zayne brings Yuya out to ROCK him! Yuya CHOPS! Zayne ROCKS Yuya again but Yuya CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Zayne knees low, whips but Yuya reverses to reel Zayne in for a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down!
Zayne and Yuya crawl, they reach out, hot tag to Taichi! Taichi storms in after Zayne to give him Kawada Kicks! Zayne goes to a corner, Taichi BOOTS him! Taichi snapmares to KICK Zayne, but Archer runs in to kick Taichi! Archer whips but Taichi reverses to wrench and HOOK KICK! But Archer rebounds, only for Taichi to DUMP him out! Zayne kicks and whips Taichi to a corner, but Taichi comes back to AX BOMBER! Fans fire up and Taichi gets them to get louder. And OFF COME THE PANTS! Taichi aims, but Zayne ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Taichi rolls through, but Zayne EDDY GORDO KICKS!
Taichi stays up, GAMAN- NO, Zayne ducks the kick! Zayne ROLLING AX KICKS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Zayne and Taichi crawl, and Zayne is up first. Zayne drags Taichi up to wrench and scoop, but Taichi pulls hair! Taichi CLUBS away on Zayne, but Zayne swings. Taichi ducks to SAI- NO, Zayne slips free! Zayne reels Taichi in but Taichi fights the suplex! Taichi tries but Zayne fights the suplex! Zayne then suplexes to FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Taichi is still in this but Zayne tags Archer. Archer says he told Taichi this was coming! Archer suplexes and THROWS Taichi!
Fans fire up as Archer storms around, and he runs in to ELBOW Taichi in the corner! Archer says that’s one! He runs corner to corner again, but Taichi BOOTS him! Archer snarls, runs back in but Taichi dodges! GAMANGIRI! Fans fire up while both men are down! Taichi crawls to his corner, hot tag to Yuya! Zayne runs in but Yuya arm-drags him! And arm-drags him again! Archer runs up to choke grip! CHOKE- DROPKICK! Yuya then DROPKICKS again! Archer is still up, and he blocks the arm-drag to send Yuya to the corner! Yuya dodges the splash, but Archer still blocks the arm-drag! Choke grip, but Yuya DOUBLE CHOPS!
Yuya DOUBLE CHOPS again, but Archer kicks low. Archer runs, into an arm-drag! Fans fire up as Yuya dropkicks the legs! Yuya DOUBLE CHOPS Archer down! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally up, Yuya pounds the mat and he goes to the corner. Yuya climbs up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Archer then brings Yuya up in the inverted crucifix! But Yuya fights free, rolls Archer up, TWO!! Archer swings, Yuya gets under and shoves Archer into a Taichi’s BOOT! DOUBLE CHOPS! SOBAT! Yuya goes up to FLYING BULLDOG! Cover, Zayne breaks it! Taichi kicks and throws Zayne out and leaves it to Yuya! Yuya fires up and the fans are with him!
Yuya climbs a corner, takes aim as Archer stands, CROSS- NO, choke grip! But Yuya victory rolls! TWO!! Archer is up, Yuya blocks the boot to UPPERCUT! And DOUBLE CHOP! And ENZIGURI! Archer stays up so Yuya traps the arms! But Archer HEADBUTTS free! Yuya runs, into a scoop! ROLLING AX KICK SIDEWALK SLAM COMBO!! Cover, Taichi breaks it! Zayne dodges Taichi to scoop, BAJA BLAST!! And then Archer grabs Zayne, CHOKE SAULT! Fans fire up as Archer roars! Archer drags Yuya up, but Yuya CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Yuya DOUBLE CHOPS Zayne down, but Archer ROCKS him!
Yuya roars, but runs into the choke grip! CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!? Yuya survives and shocks everyone! But Archer drags him into the drop zone, then lifts Zayne up! BLACKOUT SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, Monster Sauce wins!!
Winners: Lance Archer & Alex Zayne, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Taichi & Yuya earn 0)
Archer said it’s all about Monster Sauce, and Monster Sauce just won big! They are the ONLY 4-0 team in ALL of World Tag League 2023, are they going to be the only option for B Block? Or will Taichi & Yuya still find a way to change everything?
2023 World Tag League, B Block: Bishamon VS Atlantis Jr. & Soberano Jr!
Though Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi are IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and former World Tag League winners, their road to the threepeat has not been easy. They’ve started to #TurnItAllAround, but can they keep it going? Or will the sons of lucha libre shine brightest here tonight?
The teams sort out and the luchadores offer handshakes. Bishamon accept and the fans cheer the sportsmanship. Hashi starts against Soberano and the fans rally up. They circle, tie up, and Soberano headlocks. Soberano grinds Hashi down but Hashi uses that to pop out the back and hammerlock. Hashi then headlocks, but Soberano fights up. Soberano throws body shots, trips Hashi with a leg takedown, then traps that leg. Hashi uses his free leg to pull Soberano down and goes after an arm. Soberano clasps hands, Hashi pries them apart and has the ARMBAR! Soberano shifts around, but Hashi pulls on the arm again!
Soberano turns Hashi over, and ties up the legs in a deathlock, then shifts to body scissors and roll! Cover, TWO! The two stand off and the fans cheer. Hashi and Soberano circle again, then they knuckle lock. Hashi wrenches, hammerlocks, and headlocks. Hashi hits a takeover, then grinds Soberano down. Soberano headscissors, Hashi fights around, but Soberano has the arms, too. It’s an inverted motorcycle stretch now! But Hashi powers his way out, floats to a headlock, but Soberano slips away. The fans cheer again, and Hashi tags Goto. Soberano says it was that close, and he tags Atlantis in.
Atlantis and Goto circle and the fans rally up. The two tie up, Goto puts Atlantis on ropes, and Red Shoes counts the break. Goto lets off with pats on the shoulder and fans applaud. Atlantis keeps cool, he and Goto circle, tie up, and Goto waistlocks. Atlantis reaches around, spins through and he facelocks. Goto wrenches out to hammerlock, and then headlocks. Atlantis slips out to waistlock but Goto gets the ropes. Red Shoes calls the break, Atlantis lets off with pats on the shoulder, and fans cheer again. Atlantis and Goto reset and feel things out. Atlantis wrenches an arm, CLUBS it, then double wristlocks.
Goto powers through, hammerlocks, then headlocks for a takeover. Atlantis headscissors, Goto kips free, and the fans cheer. The two circle again, and then tie up. Goto headlocks, grinds, but Atlantis throws body shots. Atlantis powers out, Goto RAMS into him, but Atlantis rebounds to run Goto over! Fans fire up and Atlantis shakes his arm out. Atlantis stands Goto up to fire forearms and stomps, then runs. Hashi slides in, Bishamon runs Atlantis over! Then ZANMAI! Soberano runs in, Bishamon kicks him first! They HAMMER away on Soberano, then fans fire up as Bishamon flexes. They stomp Atlantis to a corner, and Goto digs his knee in.
Red Shoes counts, Goto lets off quickly, but then stomps Atlantis. Goto CLUBS Atlantis down, clamps on a neck wrench, but Atlantis endures. Goto bumps Atlantis off buckles and Atlantis falls back. Tag to Hashi, Goto stomps some more, but lets off for Hashi to stand Atlantis up. Hashi wrenches Atlantis, CLUBS the arm, then wrenches again. And again, and again! Hashi keeps Atlantis from ropes, CLUBS the arm, and then brings Atlantis around. Atlantis CHOPS, so Hashi CHOPS back! Atlantis falls, Hashi brings him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Goto and they wrench the arms. Bishamon double whips but Atlantis ducks the lariats to RANA Hashi!
Atlantis dodges Goto to arm-drag him! And DROPKICK! Fans fire up while both men are down! Atlantis crawls for his corner, hot tag to Soberano! Soberano goes up to CROSSBODY Goto! Cover, TWO! Soberano is a little annoyed with the count but he looms over Goto. Soberano stomps Goto, kicks him around and eggs him on. Goto blocks the punch to ROCK Soberano! And again! Soberano run sin, but Goto DECKS him! Fans fire up and Goto drags Soberano up. But Soberano DROPKICKS again! And then STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Goto hangs in there but Soberano keeps his cool.
Soberano clamps onto Goto with shoulder claws, then a chinlock. Soberano snapmares Goto to then leg drop! Soberano keeps on Goto with a chinlock, and he pushes Goto out of the ring. Soberano brings Goto around to whip into railing! And then he clamps on a headlock to put Goto on the apron. APRON 619! Goto staggers back into railing and Soberano wants Red Shoes to be patient with him. Soberano drags Goto up, chicken wings him, and Atlantis kicks Goto low. Soberano then runs around to CLOBBER Hashi! Atlantis cranks Goto’s neck against railing! Soberano comes back for Goto and puts him in the ring.
Soberano “apologizes,” then he drags Goto up. Atlantis sticks his feet in, Soberano bumps Goto off the boots! Tag to Atlantis, and he ROCKS Goto with a forearm! Then a snapmare and chinlock. Atlantis squeezes tight, then shifts his grip so he can dig a knee into Goto’s back! Goto endures, Soberano runs in to BOOT! The luchadores stomp away on Goto, their frustration boiling up. Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Goto but Atlantis stomps him more. Atlantis drags Goto up, bumps him off buckles, and stomps a mudhole. Goto kicks back but Atlantis CLUBS that leg. Then Atlantis sets the leg up as Soberano runs in, and Soberano KICKS Goto in the thigh!
Goto hobbles and falls over, fans still rally, but the luchadores taunt the fans. Cover, Soberano intercepts Hashi, TWO! Goto is still in this but Atlantis argues the count. Red Shoes defends his count, so Atlantis drags Goto up in a facelock. Tag to Soberano, the luchadores mug Goto, but Goto fires forearms in return! They just hit him harder! The luchadores beat Goto down, HEADBUTT him, and then Soberano looms over Goto. Soberano clamps on a chinlock but Goto fights up. Goto throws body shots, but Soberano BOOTS! Goto goes to a corner, Soberano whips him corner not corner. Goto reverses, runs in, but Soberano BOOTS again!
Soberano runs, but Goto follows. Soberano dodges, but Goto deflects the belt to DISCUS LARIAT! Fans fire up while both men are down! Goto crawls, hot tag to Hashi! Fans fire up as Hashi fires up, and he runs corner to corner at Soberano to CHOP! Hashi whips to then CHOP again! And mule kick! Hashi turns Soberano, but Soberano fights free! Hashi still dropkicks the legs out! Hashi runs, to BLOCKBUSTER! The fans fire up as Hashi watches Soberano go to another corner. Hashi runs in again, to clothesline! And then a stalling suplex! Hashi holds on for EIGHT before the SLAM! Cover, TWO!
Soberano hangs in there but Hashi keeps cool. Hashi storms up on Soberano, drags him up, and ROCKS him! Soberano falls over, but Hashi stands him back up. Soberano ROCKS Hashi, eggs him on, so Hashi ROCKS Soberano! Soberano and Hashi go back and forth with forearms, and fans rally up as Soberano drops to a knee! Hashi fires off more forearms, then a CHOP! Soberano wobbles, but he shakes his head. Fans rally up, Soberano winds up to CHOP! Hashi sputters and Soberano eggs him on more. Hashi CHOPS back, but Soberano shakes his head. Soberano CHOPS again! Hashi winds up to CHOP again!
Soberano grits his teeth, fires himself up, and CHOPS! Soberano keeps egging Hashi on, so Hashi CHOPS again! Hashi gets in Soberano’s face so Soberano CHOPS! And CHOPS! Hashi ROCKS, body shots and CHOPS! Soberano goes to a corner, runs back in, but into a DOUBLE CHOP! Fans fire up with Hashi and he drags Soberano back up. Hashi reels Soberano in, hoists him up, but Soberano slips free! Hashi swings, Soberano gets around and RANAS! Fans fire up as Soberano runs, but Hashi ELBOWS him! Hashi runs, but Soberano BOOTS him! Hashi roars, runs, but into a POWERSLAM! Fans fire up while both men are down!
Hashi and Soberano stir and crawl for their corners as we pass 20 minutes. Hot tags to Goto and Atlantis! Fans fire up as they RAM shoulders! And RAM again! And RAM again! Now they throw forearms! Atlantis gets the edge, roars and runs, but Goto runs him over! Fans fire up again and Goto drags Atlantis up. Goto whips Atlantis to a corner, runs in, and MURAMASAS! Then SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Atlantis survives that solid landing but Goto drags him back up. Goto fireman’s carries, but Atlantis fights free. Atlantis shoves Goto to then POWERSLAM! And basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Goto is still in this and fans rally up!
Atlantis drags Goto up and whips him to ropes, but Goto slips free of the scoop! Goto waistlocks, Atlantis switches, but Goto RAMS him into a corner! Hashi returns and runs in, to clothesline! Feed to the fireman’s carry, but Atlantis slips free! Soberano BOOTS Hashi, Atlantis has Goto in a CROSSFACE!! Goto endures while Soberano sends Hashi into railing outside! Fans rally but Atlantis pulls on the neck! Goto reaches out, Hashi returns, he stomps Atlantis down! Hashi coaches Goto on but Atlantis kicks Hashi back out! Soberano then builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP! Down goes Hashi and fans fire up! And the CROSSFACE is back on!!
Goto endures, fans rally up, but Atlantis pulls way back!! Goto still fights, still reaches out, still crawls his way over, but Atlantis pulls even more!! Goto kicks and flails, ROPEBREAK!! The fans fire up as Atlantis lets off in frustration. Atlantis vows to end this and he drags Goto back up. Atlantis puts Goto in the ropes and Soberano climbs! DRAPING MOONSAULT!! Cover, TWO!!! Goto survives and the fans fire up again! Atlantis is frustrated, and we’re at 25 minutes! Soberano coaches Atlantis up and time is ticking away. They hurry to get Goto up, then double whip him to ropes. Double hip toss into a cradle, but Hashi makes the save!
Hashi fires forearms and CHOPS! Atlantis CHOPS Hashi! The luchadores stomp away on Hashi, Soberano is like a jackhammer! Soberano and Atlantis then wait on Hashi to get up, kick and run to BOOT! But Hashi’s right up!? He LARIATS Soberano, but Atlantis DECKS Hashi! Atlantis kicks Goto, runs, but into a fireman’s carry! USHIGOROSHI! Fans fire up as all four men are down! Goto roars and he drags Atlantis up. Goto dragon sleepers, but Atlantis fights from below! Goto blocks that arm, but Atlantis ROCKS him with the other! Atlantis swings again, but Goto catches him for a BIG suplex! And we’re at the three minute warning!
Fans fire up as Goto crawls, hot tag to Hashi! Hashi runs, but Atlantis blocks the lariat! So Hashi CHOPS! Atlantis rebounds, Hashi dodges the lariat to LARIAT Atlantis! Fans fire up again as Hashi drags Atlantis back up. Hashi has the leg, but Atlantis fights the fisherman suplex! Atlantis CHOPS Hashi, runs, but Hashi gets around to trap him! Goto BLINDSLIDE LARIATS! Two minute warning, Hashi SUPERKICKS! BUTTERFLY LOCK!! Goto catches Soberano, rolls him around, ARMBAR into SHORYU KEKKAI!! The luchadores endure stereo submissions! Atlantis fights around, ROPEBREAK!! Hashi lets him go and then coordinates with Goto.
Goto TOSSES Soberano, he and Hashi whip Atlantis to a corner. Goto clotheslines, then Hashi clotheslines! Then fireman’s carry and FIERCE FLASH! Final 60 seconds!! Bishamon drags Atlantis up, dragon sleeper and the legs, but Atlantis boots him! HIDDEN GAP! And then SHO- NO, Soberano busts it up! Final 30 seconds!! Goto CLOBBERS Soberano, Atlantis DECKS Goto! Hashi and Atlantis DOUBLE LARIAT and they’re both down!! Time is running out!! Someone has to do something! Hashi finds Atlantis to cover, Soberano breaks it!! FINAL TEN SECONDS!! Soberano tries to cover but he’s not legal! TIME IS UP!!
Time Limit Draw (both teams earn 1 point)
An incredible battle pushes both teams to their limits, but also pushes this to the time limit! The fans applaud both teams for giving it their all. And in the end, the teams shake hands again. But with no winners, there’s no closing address! The luchadores bow in thanks to all the fans, Bishamon wave good night, and they all head out. A draw is better than a loss, but will just getting one point this round come back to bite someone later on?
Here are the NEW B Block standings!
Alex Zayne & Lance Archer: 4-0, 8 points
Taichi & Yuya Uemura: 3-1, 6 points
Atlantis Jr. y Soberano Jr: 2-1-1, 5 points
Yota Tsuji & Zandokan Jr: 2-2, 4 points
ELP & Hikuleo: 2-2, 4 points
Bishamon: 1-2-1, 3 points
Bad Luck Fale & Jack Bonza: 1-3, 2 points
Yuji Nagata & Minoru Suzuki: 0-4, 0 points
A great round for B Block, with some real surprising results, too. Did not think Rogue Army would get their first win here, because I thought Tsuji & Zando were going to continue on pretty strong. Less surprised that Suzuki & Nagata still haven’t won, only because they were up against the NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions. ELP & Leo can’t lose too much, they’d be owing title shots all over the place. Then great stuff with Monster Sauce getting a big win over Taichi & Yuya, and a great move in the main event. Going for a time limit draw on a half hour match is a bit tricky, though, because things dragged a little in the middle to drag it out. But a draw is also a great way to keep Bishamon from owing more title matches while still not winning so as not to hurt Team CMLL.
My Score: 8.8/10
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