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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (10/10/23)

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NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Is this the biggest NXT ever?

NXT has Asuka, John Cena, Paul Heyman, Cody Rhodes, a rematch of Carmelo Hayes VS Bron Breakker, and a COMMERCIAL FREE FIRST 30 MINUTES! Are you ready?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Roxanne Perez VS Asuka; Asuka wins.
  • Six Man Pub Fight: Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland VS Gallus; Bate, Dunne & Ridge win.
  • NXT Championship, Special Guest Referee LA Knight: Ilja Dragunov VS Dominik Mysterio w/ Rhea Ripley; Dragunov wins and retains the title.
  • NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament, Opening Round: Lola Vice w/ Elektra Lopez VS Dani Palmer; Lola wins and advances to the next round.
  • Carmelo Hayes w/ John Cena VS Bron Breakker w/ Paul Heyman; Melo wins and advances to next week’s #1 Contenders match.

PLAY BY PLAY

Cody Rhodes is here!

The NXT Universe is all fired up for the American Nightmare’s first appearance here on Tuesdays, and they’re singing along with his song like it’s karaoke, “WHOA~ OH~!” One half of the NEW Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions fist bumps and high-fives the front row as he goes to the ring. Cody gets a mic while the fans chant his name, and he has a big smile on his face. Then they chant “YEET!” so Cody echoes, “YEET. So NXT Universe… Whaddya wanna talk about?” Fans fires up and they chant “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Cody says he’d be lying if he said he ever pictured himself standing in this ring.

But now that he is… Something feels right. Fans cheer that! This is the Rhodes, Florida, blood spilt all over this state, and it is in the vein of gratitude that Cody cuts to it, he indeed has an announcement. Actually, announcements. We have all been enjoying the Women’s Breakout Tournament, eight of them in single elimination, who will be the next Tiffany Stratton? The next Rhea Ripley? And at the conclusion of that tournament, the men will have their Breakout Tournament. And Cody has kept hearing, as soon as people found out he’d be here, there was a certain tag team tournament… Fans fire up with chants of “DUSTY! DUSTY!”

Cody says it sounds like they want that. “YES!” Well then… That’s good because the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is also coming back. Fans cheer that but that’s not all! One more thing! On perhaps the biggest night in NXT history, Cody has the honor and privilege on behalf of Shawn Michaels. Tonight, Cody is the special guest General Manager for NXT! Fans are loving all this, and then here comes Ilja Dragunov! The NXT Champion, the Mad Dragon, makes his way to the ring to stand face to face with Cody. Dragunov smiles as fans chant “Happy Birthday!” Dragunov tells Cody his apologies for interrupting, but he couldn’t pass up the chance to welcome Cody to N X T!

These announcements bring hope to the future of the brand. They create excitement! They breathe life into NXT! But besides that, Dragunov simply wanted to meet a man, this man, Cody Rhodes! The man who brings this passion, who brings this energy, who brings the will to suffer for the entire WWE Universe! Cody is a man who fights with fire, and pushes everything he does to the next level. This is something Dragunov strives to do. Something he promises to do! He vows to push NXT to the next level with a fire that only the Mad Dragon can bring! But wait, the Judgment Day is here…

Fans boo as Dominik Mysterio & Rhea Ripley make their way out, and Dom says these two are really out here patting each other on the back. Fans boo as hard as they can as Dom says the WWE fans is here to see the greatest superstar this brand has to offer, HIM! Fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” Dom says Dragunov may be NXT Champion, but he doesn’t compare to Dom, “The One and Only TRUE Double A Champion.” Fans chant “WHOOP DAT TRICK!” Dom says if Dragunov wants to feel some energy, ask him about how every time Judgment Day left Cody laying.

Dragunov says he is not surprised Dom came out here to talk when nobody in this entire arena wants to listen to his voice! By the way, Dragunov’s dad used to work in a prison. So Dragunov knows exactly how to turn a barking dog into a sweet little puppy. Dom asks if he hurt “Lil’ Ilja.” Rhea whispers something, and then Cody whispers something to Dragunov. Dom says if Dragunov wants to be like Cody, put his title on the line against Dom! Then we’ll see if Dragunov is half the man he says he is. Cody speaks up. So Dom isn’t willing to put his title up then? Rhea takes the mic to say Dom has been carrying the whole of WWE this entire year!

Dom just won the NXT North American Championship again! So Rhea doesn’t- Dragunov tells “Dom Dom” to listen. This is a day of celebration! As a gift to Dragunov himself, he can’t imagine anything better than eating Dom alive in the ring! And Rhea… Darling, Dragunov is gonna smash your boy! HA! Cody will take it from here. He is special guest GM, so guess what? That match for THE NXT Championship is official! Fans fire up and Dragunov is ready! But here’s the issue. Knowing what we know about Judgment Day, the numbers game and such, we need a special guest referee. No, it won’t be Cody. It will be the hottest star in WWE, L A KNIGHT!

Fans are exploding for how this night got even bigger! Will the Mega Star put Dirty Dom in his place?

 

Roxanne Perez VS Asuka!

The Prodigy, the original Women’s Breakout Tournament winner, has run afoul of Kiana James, and so Kiana wrote a fat check to the Empress of Tomorrow! Will Roxie find out she’s not ready for Asuka?

But wait! Shotzi is here!? What’s the Wild Child doing back in NXT? At least she brought the tank. Shotzi jumps on commentary, the bell rings, and Asuka circles with Roxie. Asuka and Shotzi both get a “Welcome Back!” chant, then Asuka and Roxie tie up. Asuka wrenches, but Roxie rolls, wrenches and hammerlocks. Asuka spins it around to fireman’s carry takeover and she has the cording hold. Roxie moves around, headscissors, Asuka kips free and Roxie avoids the roundhouse! Asuka smiles and resets with Roxie. Fans rally up, they tie up, and Roxie waistlocks while Shotzi announces she’s hosting this year’s Halloween Havoc!

Asuka and Roxie go around, Roxie headlocks but Asuka powers out. They RAM shoulders, then Roxie shoves Asuka. Asuka shoves Roxie, so Roxie SLAPS Asuka! Asuka grins but fans tell Roxie she messed up. Roxie bobs ‘n’ weaves, ducks ‘n’ dodges and she FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES! Asuka bails out but Roxie runs, into a forearm! Fans rally up, Asuka hurries back in as Roxie staggers around, and Asuka goes up. MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Asuka keeps her cool and she pie faces Roxie around. Roxie gets up to fire a forearm! Asuka SOBATS back! And Kawada Kicks! Asuka then TOSSES Roxie to a corner!

Asuka runs corner to corner to ELBOW Roxie! Asuka digs her boot in, the ref counts, and Asuka lets off. Roxie flounders, Asuka clamps onto the arm and fans rally and duel. Roxie endures, fights up, but Asuka wrenches. Roxie ROCKS Asuka! But Asuka cranks the arm! And then throws Roxie by her hair! Asuka kicks Roxie around, scuffs her, but Roxie gets mad. Roxie eggs Asuka on, Asuka kicks more but Roxie blocks one! Roxie spins Asuka and ROCKS her again! And again! Asuka eggs Roxie on so Roxie fires windmill haymakers! Roxie runs, but Asuka dodges, but so does Roxie! SHOTGUN DROPKICK!

Asuka rushes in but Roxie wrenches and clinches, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Asuka bails out, fans rally up, and Roxie builds speed. Roxie DIVES and down goes Asuka! Fans fire up and Roxie puts Asuka in the ring. Roxie stalks Asuka, runs in at the corner and UPPERCUTS! Then runs in again, but into an elbow! Asuka goes up but Roxie GAMANGIRIS! Roxie climbs, fans fire up, and Roxie rains forearms! Roxie get to five but Asuka slips under. Roxie just CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Asuka is still in this but Roxie drags her up. Fans rally as Roxie throws more shots! Roxie runs but Asuka KICKS her down! Cover, TWO!

Asuka clamps on with a chinbar and armlock! Roxie fights up, drops to a victory roll, TWO! Asuka runs up but into a cradle! TWO! Roxie has the arm, steps over, LA MAGISTROL to bridge! TWO, into the ASUKA LOCK!!! Roxie gets caught, she flails, pushes around and slips free to a cover! TWO and Asuka holds on! Roxie goes for ropes but Asuka spins her to SOBAT, FRONT KICK, URAKEN, HEEL KICK!! Fans fire up with Asuka and she BUZZSAWS Roxie down! Cover, Asuka wins!

Winner: Asuka, by pinfall

The Empress has never lost in NXT and perhaps she never will! But  how much did she make doing Kiana’s dirty work? Will Roxie make Kiana put her money where her mouth is and step up herself? Wait speaking of, Kiana runs in! But Shotzi intercepts! And she fires off, to then hit the FISHERMAN DDT! Kiana bails out and Shotzi helps Roxie up, will the hostess of Halloween Havoc have something already in the works?

 

Gallus gets fired up backstage!

Joe Coffey is banging around with his shillelagh, and he asks if Mark is ready for this! He’s ready! Is Wolfgang ready? YES! Then they will show them who they are! Gallus storms out, ready for the Pub Fight!

The Brawling Brutes talk backstage.

Pete Dunne makes sure Tyler Bate understands that he needs the Tyler Bate he battled all over Europe with! The Big Strong Boi that he tore down the house with in Chicago! Is he ready? Ready! Ridge joins in and says it is time. It’s FIGHT NIGHT! They’re gonna give BANGER after BANGER after BANGER, but will they bring down the Gallus Boys?

Six Man Pub Fight: Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland VS Gallus!

But wait! Just as Bate, Dunne & Ridge make their entrance, Gallus attacks! Fans boo but the match is on! Wolfgang has Bate in the ring, then whips, but Bate dodges to FLY out onto everyone else! Fans fire up and Bate hurries back after Wolfgang to CLOBBER him! Bate fires off on Wolfgang, Ridge gets himself a trash can, and Bate has a pool cue! He lines up the shot, and he JABS Wolfgang with the stick! Dunne brings Joe to the dartboard, and digs a DART into the hand!!! Then he FLYING KNEES Joe down! Ridge watches Mark struggle with the fire extinguisher, then SMACKS him with the trash can lid!

Then Ridge takes the extinguisher and BLASTS Mark! Then Ridge dumps Mark into the trash can, and he coordinates with the boys. Bate has a bowling ball! Bate bowls a STRIKE, then Ridge SPLASHES Mark! They stomp Mark but Wolfgang drags Ridge out. Dunne PENALTY KICKS Joe from the apron, but Joe avoids the moonsault! To GLASGOW SENDOFF him into steps! Joe TOSSES Ridge, dodges Bate, but Bate returns to REBOUNDER! But then Gallus mugs Bate, and they FLAPJACK him off the apron! Then they TRIPLE POWERBOMB Dunne through the bar! Peanuts go flying and fans boo as NXT goes picture in picture.

Gallus waves the Scottish flag, then they beat down the Brits more. They shove Bate into the ring, and SMACK him off the apron! And again! Then they BLAST him with the extinguisher! Mark DECKS Bate, Wolfgang drags him back up, and they mug him while clawing at the eyes! The ref can only reprimand, there’s no stopping this as Joe whips Bate into a corner! And whips him again! And then scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bate is still in this, but then Wolfgang SENTONS! Mark brings in a keg! Joe says it’s time to drink up, and Wolfgang scoops Bate. SNAKE EYES off the keg! Cover, TWO!

Bate is still in this but Wolfgang claws his face some more. Mark and Joe mug Bate, but Ridge returns to CLOBBER everyone with the keg! And another round! Ridge SPINEBUSTERS Mark on the trash can! Ridge then goes out, looks around, and CLUBS Wolfgang with his Billy club! But Joe brings the shillelagh! They dodge, clash like swords, then Ridge disarms Joe to CRACK him in the gut! But Gallus swarms Ridge! They mug him with body shots and haymakers, then a keg is wedged in the corner. Ridge is sent into the keg! Ridge falls, Gallus grabs Bate again, but Dunne BOOTS Joe down! And ENZIGURIS Mark!

NXT returns to single picture as Dunne wrenches Wolfgang’s arm, isolates it, and STOMPS it! Fans fire up as the teams regroup. They all rush in to brawl again! Fans fire up as Dunne DECKS Joe, goes out after him, and ASAI MOONSAULTS off the corner! Direct hit, and then we get DOUBLE AIRPLANE SPINS! Ridge and Bate spin Mark and Wolfgang around, let off, and everyone spills out of the ring. Bate CLOBBERS Wolfgang against barriers, and we get TRIPLE BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! They all go to TEN, then go way past it, all the way to TWENTY!! So is that 60 total? Fans are thunderous as Gallus is all throw into the ring.

Bate, Dunne & Ridge surround them, Bops up, TRIPLE BANG!! Then Dunne waistlocks, Ridge HEADBUTTS and Bate LARIATS Mark into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Mark survives but Dunne PLANCHAS! Wolfgang dodges, TOSSES Ridge, and then FLIES to take the Brawling Brutes down! A bit double edge and the fans are losing their minds. Iron King and Big Strong Boi get int he ring to fire hands! Joe HEADBUTTS, fires more shots, but Bate boots to KNEE back! Bate goes up to FLYING UP- NO, Joe catches Bate to GERMAN SUPLEX! And then a lift, tuck, and ELEVATED CRAB!

But Ridge is back, POOL CUE to the back!! Ridge then gets Joe for his own BOSTON CRAB! Dunne catches Mark to a TRIANGLE HOLD! Bate wrangles Wolfgang with a cue, WOOD CROSSFACE!! But Mark POWERBOMBS Dunne onto Bate! Joe powers up and out to BOOT Ridge away! Fans are thunderous as all six men are down around ringside! Wolfgang and Bate throw hands, Dunne runs in but GAMANGIRIS Bate as Wolfgang dodges! Wolfgang SPLASHES, scoops, Mark coordinates, ENZIGURI POWERSLAM!! Cover, but Bate SKY TWISTERS it apart!! Fans are thunderous again as Bate saves Dunne!

Ridge rises, and he brings out a TABLE!! The fans are even more excited as Ridge puts that in and Bate sets it up. Bate brings Mark to the table, underhooks, but Wolfgang RAMPAGE SPEARS through Bate! Ridge gets in, Mark and Wolfgang are after him, but he DOUBLE BACK DROPS! Joe runs in, misses, but he elbows Ridge to go up and up and CROSSBODY! Joe puts the table at center, hauls Ridge up, but Ridge fights the bomb! Dunne ENZIGURIS, but Joe hits ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS! Fans are thunderous again as Joe puts Dunne on the table. “This is Awesome!” as Joe goes out and gets himself a drink.

Joe gets in the ring, dumps that beer on Dunne, but Bate takes the mug! Bate SMASHES Joe with the glass! Dunne SNAPS the fingers! The Brutes get Joe up, TRIPLE POWERBOMB through the table!!! Cover, the Brutes win!!

Winners: Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland, by pinfall

Bate brought out that British Strong Style and it saw his team through! Will he, the Bruiserweight and Yorkshire Grit look to take over NXT together?

 

Dublin, Ireland. A city that has given rise to fighters.

But two women from this fair city will clash for the very first time. Becky Lynch, one of the most decorated women in WWE history, will face a woman seen as her protege and successor, Lyra Valkyria. Becky blazed a trail like never seen before, and is an 8 time champion. Then Lyra embarked almost a decade later, following her role model’s footsteps. Two women from the same island with the same dream only met once before in December of 2018, but they are very much one in the same. It is as if, when looking at each other, they can see the past and future at the same time.

October 24th, night one of Halloween Havoc, it won’t be about any of that, but about the present. Words like admiration, respect and rivalry will be put aside. Only one can be champion, so will it be The Morrigan or The Man?

 

Backstage interview with Lyra Valkyria.

McKenzie Mitchell is with the #1 contender and says we just saw how significant this coming title match is, but what does it mean to her? Lyra says seeing that footage- Wait, Tegan Nox walks! And she congratulates Lyra on that match last week. that was incredible. Thanks, Nox! And hard luck on Raw last night, that match couldv’e gone either way. Yeah, that’s what Nox is here for. She was seconds away from winning, and she knows what it takes, so not to do this to her but Lyra’s match has to wait. Wait, Lyra has to wait? Well, must be nice living in Tegan Land. Lyra worked her entire career for this opportunity. Sorry Nox couldn’t get the job done last night.

Halloween Havoc is the biggest match in Lyra’s career, and she will not let anyone get in the way of it. Lyra heads out, will Nox be the one who has to wait her turn?

 

John Cena is here!

Fans fire up as the Greatest of All Time finally comes to NXT! Cena says that is the most street cred he’s gotten the last 15 years. He thanks the fans so much for that. The fans chant his name and Cena says that everyone talks about NXT being the future. Guess they can’t see they’re making history here tonight! Cody Rhodes as GM! LA Knight as a ref! We turned this place into a pub, and Cena’s waiting on his pint. And then the fans sang Cena’s theme song! That is what makes NXT great! It is each and every one here, and the action that happens in the ring. Fans chant for “NXT! NXT!” and Cena says to be here is like nothing else, and this is long overdue.

Cena is honored to be allowed to even share space with them tonight, so he thanks them so much. And he’s not alone! He’s not unique! It’s why LA Knight is here, it’s why Cody is here. Fans chant “THANK YOU, CENA!” and like one guy says “CENA SUCKS!” but Cena respects the honesty. Gratitude is also a core value. He thanks the fans for making the environment so many top stars want to visit! There’s a list of others kicking down the doors! And why? Yes, they are SmackDown, and yes, they are Raw. But yes, they are N X T! So when Melo called, Cena couldn’t say yes fast enough! They share hustle, loyalty, respect.

Melo works hard, doesn’t give up, is loyal to his friends, and Cena respects Melo for letting him come here for the match against Bron Breakker. But speaking of, here comes Bron! Fans chant “BRON BREAKKER SUCKS~!” and Cena says this is turning into a karaoke bar in a dog pound. Bron gets in the ring and Cena says he used to hear this tune. So much cooler when it’s about someone else. Bron says it’s good to see Cena, thanks for coming. But it is a big night for NXT and the WWE, huh? But Bron wants to give Cena a little factoid: These people didn’t come here to see Cena. They came here to see BRON!

Fans boo, that is not true. But Bron says Cena has them all fooled, like Melo actually has a chance of beating Badass Bron, just because he has the Greatest of All Time in his corner. Cena says the fans know the business is in Bron’s blood. And we can see in that tank top that Bron is athletically gifted. But we also all know Bron’s glaring weakness is his attitude. Bron lacks respect. Cena wasn’t here to run Bron down, but now that he’s here… This is a teachable moment. Cena is excited for the match tonight, and is here to respectfully wish Bron good luck. Cena offers a handshake, and Bron THROWS A SUCKER PUNCH!

Fans boo as Bron then aims at Cena from the corner. Cena gets up, but dodges the spear! To then fireman’s carry! But Bron slips free and runs away! Cena puts Bron on notice, but will Cena leave humbling Bron… to HIM?

 

Cody Rhodes runs across Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo.

Cody shakes hands with the NXT Tag Team Champions, and The Don wants Cody to hear them out. They have a bit of a problem. A problem, they say? Well, Cody is special guest GM, so what can he do for them? Stacks says they want challengers, and since Cody is GM, they wanna suggest their solution. Tony says they can get a whole mess of teams, then ding ding, they go at it. Bodies fly, bye, see ya later. Then we get down to just two teams, the bell rings again, now it’s a 2v2! Then there is a definitive winner, bada bing, bada boom, new #1 contenders. What’s he say?

Well, Cody is from Georgia so… Okay, okay, Stacks puts it in more detailed terms. First, a 10 Team Over the Top Rope Battle Royal. A partner gets eliminated, too bad, the whole team is gone. And then, we get to those two teams, that becomes a standard tag team match, the winners challenging Tony & Stacks for Halloween Havoc. What’s he think? Whoa… Cody says cherry on top. He likes it! Reminds him of some crazy concepts Dusty used to come up with. We put that on the books for next week, and let’s just call it like it is: The Bada Bing, Bada Boom Battle Royal! Tony loves it! But which team will come out on top ready to trick-or-treat with the D’Angelos?

 

Backstage interview with Baron Corbin.

McKenzie is with Mr. No BS as he requested this time, what’s on his mind? Corbin says it is pretty obvious. Our new NXT Champion is talking about taking a title and turning it into incomparable passion. What the hell does that even mean? Then he accepts a match with Dom, a match he knows he can win. What is Dragunov hiding? What is Dragunov up top? Padding his record by racking up wins to make him look better than he is? Corbin knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Dragunov’s phony intensity doesn’t fool Corbin. Dragunov is ducking him.

Dragunov saw Corbin at No Mercy absolutely destroy Bron Breakker, and knows that outside of Melo “surviving,” Corbin is the only man that has put him down. And that scares Dragunov. So Dragunov isn’t giving the guy who deserves a title match the title match. Corbin thought Dragunov was gonna be better than Melo, but everyone here is all the same. And then LA Knight’s theme hits to cut him off! Corbin leaves, but is he going to make his opinion known one way or another?

 

NXT Championship, Special Guest Referee LA Knight: Ilja Dragunov VS Dominik Mysterio w/ Rhea Ripley!

This match may have been made on short notice, but the Czar of NXT never shies away from a fight. And when it comes to ruining the fun and taking titles, the Judgment Day never says no to that! But there’s on man who can keep this match down the middle, YEAH! Will the Mega Ref make sure this is done fair and square? Or can Dirty Dom still lie, cheat and steal the top spot away from Dragunov?

The introductions are made, the top title is raised, and we see whose NXT it is!

The bell rings and Dragunov circles with Dom. Fans “YEAH! YEAH!” as they tie up, and Dragunov SLAMS Dom down! Dragunov headlocks to grind Dom, but Dom fights around. Dragunov cording holds, then he judo hip tosses! Cover, Knight is ready, but Dom is up before a count. Dom fights around, Dragunov scoops to SLAM him! Dragunov eggs Dom on but Dom wants as timeout. Knight does his job by having Dragunov stay back. Dom returns slowly, circles with Dragunov, and they tie up. Dom waistlocks, headlocks, but Dragunov puts him on ropes, to then THROW him down! Cover, ONE!

Dom gets up, Dragunov facelocks, but Dom throws body shots. Dom RAMS Dragunov into the corner, Knight reprimands, and Dom lets off. Dom ROCKS Dragunov with a right, Dom stalks him to a corner and Knight counts. Dom throws hands but Dragunov CHOPS him down! And SENTONS! Fans cheer and Dragunov runs up to CHOP again! Dom sputters, Dragunov CHOPS him again! And then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov holds on and Rhea freaks out, but Dragunov hits another GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov drags Dom up, Rhea distracts Knight, and Dom claws Dragunov’s eyes!

Fans boo as Knight  misses that but he warns Rhea. Dom drags Dragunov up to throw into ropes! Dragunov sputters and flops out of the ring, but knight has Rhea back off. Fans boo as NXT goes picture in picture.

Knight warns Rhea, checks on Dragunov, and Dragunov is still in this. Dom goes out to fetch Dragunov, then SMACKS him off the desk! Knight counts, Dom puts Dragunov in the ring, and then soaks up the heat. Dom stomps Dragunov at the ropes, ROCKS him with a right, and has Dragunov in a corner. Dom whips corner to corner hard and Dragunov falls! Dom soaks up the heat, stalks Dragunov, then brings him up. Dragunov CHOPS! But Dom kicks him down! Dom stomps Dragunov, clamps on a chinlock, and he grinds Dragunov down while Rhea lounges on the apron. Dragunov endures and Knight tells Rhea to stop playing around.

Dragunov fights up with Dom as a backpack, to then TOSS him off! Dom storms up to stomp Dragunov in the corner, then springboard stomps! Dom’s learned well from Finn, but Dragunov kicks from below. Dom stomps Dragunov more, has him in another corner and he stomps away! Knight counts, Dom lets off, and then Dom drags Dragunov up. Dom gives us Latino Heat, reels Dragunov in, and hits Uno Amigo as NXT returns to single picture! Dom brings Dragunov up, Dos Amigos! Dom stands up again, but Dragunov hooks a leg! Dom CLUBS away on Dragunov, suplexes, but Dragunov slips free to waistlock!

Dom fires elbows to fight free, then he ROCKS Dragunov! But Dragunov PELES! Both men are down and fans chant “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” Dragunov waistlocks, Dom fights again, and he switches to shove. Dragunov hits the CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Fans fire up and Dragunov feeds off the energy! Dragunov CHOPS away on Dom in the corner! Knight counts, Dragunov lets off to waistlock, and GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov drags Dom up again, for another GERMAN SUPLEX! Dom shouts for Rhea but Dragunov has him up again. Knight won’t let Mami reach out for Papi, and Dragunov Gotch lifts for the SINGLE LEG SUPLEX!

Fans fire up while both men are down! Knight checks, they’re okay to continue, and Dragunov rises first! Dragunov stalks Dom to a corner, to CHOP! And forearm! And CHOP! And forearm! Dragunov bumps Dom off buckles, CHOPS him again, and again, then fires off forearms! Knight reprimands and counts, but fans fire up with Dragunov! Dragunov TOSSES Dom, but Dom dodges to CHOP! Even Rhea is stinging but she loves it! However, Dragunov just glares at Dom and the fans tell him he messed up! Dragunov ROCKS Dom with forearm after forearm after forearm and he backs Dom down!

Dragunov has Dom in a corner, to MACHINE GUN CHOP!! Dom sits down but Dragunov still fires off! Fans are loving this as Dragunov hauls Dom up. Dragunov reels Dom in, hoists him up, btu Dom fights the bomb! Dom SUPERKICKS, then DROPKICKS Dragunov onto ropes! Fans boo as Dom dials it up, but Dragunov ducks the 619! TO BOOT! Dragunov keeps moving, CONSTANTINE- NO, Dom trips Dragunov to then CATAPULT him onto ropes! Dom redials, 619!! Dragunov falls, Dom hurries and covers, TWO!! Dragunov survives and shocks Rhea! Dom goes to a corner, gives some Latino Heat, then climbs.

But Dragunov stands and that scares Dom! Dragunov ROCKS Dom first! Dragunov climbs up after Dom, brings him in, and he hits a SUPERPLEX! Dragunov rolls through, staggers a bit, and even Dom rises up. But then Dom bails out! Dragunov storms over, Dom kicks him in the leg! And the chest! APRON DDT!! Dragunov flops into the ring and Dom hurries to hoist Dragunov up. But Dragunov wrenches free and KNEES low! Dragunov gets Dom up, POWERBOMB!! And H BOMB FOREARM!! Rhea is scared for Dom as Dragunov goes back to a corner. Fans are thunderous for “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!”

But Finn Balor is here! Knight DECKS Finn off the apron, but now JD McDonagh runs in! Dragunov TOSSES him, and Knight hits B F T!! Knight TOSSES The Irish Ace, too! Mami swings, misses, and Trick yanks her down! Trick smiles as he has Mami in his arms, but she pushes him away! TORPEDO MOSCOW for Dom!!! Cover, Dragunov wins!!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)

Mami can’t believe it, but Dragunov just whooped her boy! Fans thank Trick, but will Trick get himself a rematch with Dirty Dom?

But wait, here comes Baron Corbin. We just heard him insult Dragunov’s resolve, but then DIJAK BOOTS Dragunov down!! Hard Justice says that title will finally be his! Fans boo and Corbin is confused. Dijak glares at Corbin and says he beat Corbin to it. Will Corbin have to wait to burn down Dragunov’s ship with Dijak standing in his way?

 

John Cena talks with Carmelo Hayes backstage.

Melo appreciates Cena accepting the invitation and Cena thanks Melo for allowing him to be here. Melo apologizes for what Bron did but Cena says it’s fine, Melo can’t let Bron break his focus. But again, thanks for taking the call, and giving Melo that advice. Melo will bring that Ruthless Aggression to Bron. Trick walks in and introduces himself. he thanks Cena for being here. Melo apologizes to Trick about Judgment Day, but Trick says it’s not the time, they’re here with John Cena. Oh, Trick can see him? Kidding! Just easing the tensions. They’re friends, right? And superstars. They’ll both be champs again. Trick likes the sound of that.

Melo says with Cena by his side, he’ll take down Bron again. And then Melo will get his title again! And Trick will get back his title, too! Right, right. Cena says that’s what they both want, right? So then that’s all it is. And that’s all it’s gonna be! Melo heads out to change, and Cena asks if Trick is good. Yeah, he’s good. But question: when did Cena know it was his time? Hmm… Let’s talk. They go off another direction, what advice is Cena going to give Trick?

 

NXT Anonymous is watching.

And they spot Paul Heyman explaining to someone what “The Bloodline” means. It’s AVA RAINE!? Will she look to join her true family now that she’s not Schism?

 

Someone pulls into the parking lot.

It’s JADE CARGILL!! She shakes hands with HBK. He thanks her for coming, she appreciates him inviting her. What will happen now that the storm has come to NXT?

 

Cody Rhodes crosses paths with Baron Corbin.

Cody sighs and Corbin asks if he’s the man to talk to tonight. Yes, HBK made Cody the special guest GM. Then listen: Cody owes Corbin, so make the match. Wait, Cody owes Corbin? Yeah, the last time they met was in Brooklyn, Cody jumped him from behind and Corbin wants to wipe the slate clean. Well, Corbin did make a great case for himself as the last man to beat Dragunov. And Cody knows that because Corbin has told everyone in the building. Corbin sighs now, but tells Cody that when it is true, it is true. So make the match for Halloween Havoc. Well, what else is true is that Dijak swooped in and made a great case for himself, one-upping Corbin there.

Cody could even make a case for whoever wins between Melo and Bron tonight. No he can’t! Yes he can! But hey, relax. Corbin will get his match. Thanks! If… Corbin wins next week’s Triple Thread: Corbin VS Dijak VS the winner of Bron VS Melo. Corbin says so much for a clean slate. Corbin leaves and Cody says this job ain’t easy. But who will be joining that stacked contender’s match? We’ll see in the main event.

 

Dom & Rhea leave the trainer’s room.

Dom has an icepack on his chin as he asks where the respect is for the North American Championship. But Nathan Frazer says just because Dom got his ass beat doesn’t mean he can treat people like dirt. That’s a Hard-Hitting Home Truth, right? Axiom nods. Frazer says that’s a freakin’ massive one. Dom asks who the heck even is this guy, and Rhea says he’s not the NXT North American Champion, so he’s a nobody. Rhea & Dom leave, but Frazer says bye. Massive dorks… But clearly, the Judgment Day is only making more and more enemies, it is only a matter of time before Dom gets what he deserves?

 

NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament, Opening Round: Lola Vice w/ Elektra Lopez VS Dani Palmer!

The MMA Mamacita is ready to break through to the next level, but so is #DynamicDani. It’s already a big night for NXT, who has the better night by advancing to round two?

NXT returns and Dani makes her entrance. The bell rings and the two tie up. Lola full nelsons and she thrashes Dani! Dani slips free, ducks the roundhouse, and the two stand off. They tie up again, Dani goes for an arm, and Dani hits a double wristlock takedown. Dani headscissors, Lola powers up and powers out to a headlock of her own. Dani fights up, powers out, but Lola runs her over and gives a shimmy and shake. Things speed up, Lola turns hip toss into scoop but Dani turns that to a rana and victory roll! TWO, Lola ducks ‘n’ dodges but Dani hurdles! Dani grabs an arm, hits another takedown and has the headscissors.

Lola powers her way to her own headscissors and squeezes tight. Dani still kips free, then clinches. Lola headlocks, Dani powers out, but Lola runs her over! Things speed up, and Lola BOOTS the hurdle outta the sky! Lola drags Dani up, fires off strikes, and then runs to AX KICK Dani down! Cover, TWO! Dani survives but Lola just smiles. Lola brings Dani up, whips to a corner, and then runs to spin and SOBAT! Fans fire up as Lola shimmies and shakes and runs in, HIP ATTACK! Cover, ONE!! Another cover, TWO! Lola wraps on body scissors and she squeezes Dani tight! Dani endures, the NXT Watch Party is loving it!

Dani fights up, Lola is on her like a backpack, but Dani RAMS her into buckles! Dani ELBOWS Lola, dodges Lola, then goes up and up to CROSSBODY! Dani gets up, dodges a boot and Lola hobbles. Lola staggers and Dani rallies! SHOTGUN and kip up! Fans fire up, Dani runs to handspring SCORPION KICK! Lola is down and Dani goes up, to SKY TWIST- NO, she lands out as Lola moves! Dani ducks a kick, gives kicks, and even an UPPERCUT and MONGOLIAN CHOP! Dani hits DOUBLE KNEES and Lola falls! STANDING MOONSAULT into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Lola has Dani caught!

Dani fights, bridges to a cover, TWO!! Lola lets go in time and fans fire up, HEEL KICK!! Cover, Lola wins!

Winner: Lola Vice, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

The Breakout Tournament heats up with Lola bringing the Latina Heat! Will Lola break through even in the semifinals?

 

NXT checks in with Chase U.

Thea Hail shows up late, saying Jacy Jayne insisted she at least attend class. That’s great! But Thea agreed on the condition that Jacy joins her. Hope that’s okay, Mr. Chase, since they did so well last week. Chase allows it and Jacy sits with Thea. This week is about Halloween Havoc. Established in 1989, it is a unique concept from the mind of Dusty Rhodes. Jacy is bored, so she and Thea start chatting. Chase asks they hold on a second. Where was he? Philadelphia. Thanks, Duke. Philadelphia, the same city that hosts WrestleMania 40. This year, Halloween Havoc will be a two week special.

Jacy is still bored so she checks her phone. Oh look! And then the others notice the same update. What’s going on? David, wtf is so important? Kids today, with their phones and their screens and their social media! Nothing good comes from social media! And he SMASHES David’s phone against the wall! NEVER bring out another phone in his class again! Jacy laughs but Chase says everything was fine until she showed up! What’s so funny? Jacy’s just shocked at how excited he is for the big news. What big news? Chase & Duke are in the Bada Bing Bada Boom Tag Battle Royal! Oh, good things DO come from social media. Right, David? His phone…

Well, can we get a round of applause for the future #1 contenders? The class applauds and Duke says that’s right, that’s them! Jacy says this was so insightful. This year’s gonna be so much fun! They both smile, but then roll their eyes as they look away. Will Professor Chase & the Chase U MVP turn next week into a Teachable Moment?

 

Bron Breakker pumps up backstage.

And in steps Paul Heyman to say, “Bron…! Breakker!” They say wisdom comes with experience, and in all of Heyman’s experience, from working with Bron’s father and uncle, Bron has the best that both had to offer. But Heyman isn’t The Wise Man for remembering the past, no. He is the Wise Man for seeing the future. And the future is Bron…! Breakker…! in the main event of WrestleMania! The only thing standing in Bron’s way is Carmelo Hayes. Bron grins. He doesn’t care if it is Melo, Cena, or who else that stands in his way, he will break ’em all. Bron is fired up and Heyman is pleased. “Call Roman… Reigns.”

 

The mystery man again watches TV.

More second generation superstars, more NXT, and then… Brian Pillman? Deranged? Crazy? Unhinged? His father was one of the most infamous superstars in the business. But everywhere he goes, everyone tells him how much they loved his dad. They have such fond memories of him. But y’know who doesn’t? “His own damn son!” He lost Pillman at just four years old. And yet, you’d think becoming a WWE superstar just like him would be the last thing his son would want to be. And yeah, he tried and he tried and he tried, from football to lacrosse to a damn college degree. But the industry is in his blood, and he could never escape it.

So now he has to embrace it! He will inflict pain on the business that has brought him so much grief. But when they see this face, they won’t think of his father, Flyin’ Brian. He is not “Junior,” either! From now on, he takes on the name of the real man that raised him! And that man was King. So now so is he! Lexis King is coming to NXT!

 

Kiana James talks with Asuka backstage.

Kiana says she’ll have to deal with Shotzi, too, now. But thanks for tonight, Asuka, you left just enough of Roxie for Kiana to finish off. Kiana heads out and Asuka is confused. But then in walks Blair Davenport! Asuka remembers Blair from their shared time in Japan. As such, Blair talks with Asuka in Japanese about being her sensei for a second. Asuka is ichiban sugoi! AKA Number one amazing! Asuka smiles and Blair heads out. Then Kelani Jordan and Fallon Henley shyly walk over to say hi. And then that’s it for Kelani. But Tiffany says ugh, normies. Tiffany introduces herself but of course Asuka already knows her.

Fallon says, “Excuse me?” Tiffany says she’s excused. But from one dominant champion to the other, please let Tiff know if she needs anything at all. Asuka says okay, and she goes to her locker room. Fallon asks if Tiff’s daddy forgot to teach her manners. No, but he did teach Tiff to treat people like Fallon differently. Tootles. Fallon frowns, is she gonna show Tiff that “people like her” can whoop that ass?

 

The Bada Bing Bada Boom Battle Royal is set!

Chase U, Gallus, The Creeds, Garza & Carrillo, Malik & Edris, Hank ‘n’ Tank, Damon Kemp & Myles Borne, Drew Gulak & Charlie Dempsey, Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen, and #OutTheMud Price & Nima all get their shot, but who comes out THE #1 Contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championships?

 

Paul Heyman walks out to the ring.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the Wise Man gives his introduction which the fans know by heart. No, they’re not Heyman, HE is Paul Heyman. And he serves as Special Counsel and The Wise Man to YOUR Tribal Chief, the REIGNING@! DEFENDING! UNDISPUTED! WWE UNIVERSAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… Roman… Reigns! So on behalf of his Tribal Chief, it is Heyman’s honor, privilege and pleasure to introduce to us “the single most talented performer on the entire NXT roster, a WrestleMania moment waiting to happen,” BADASS BRRRON BREAKKERRR!! And with that, the man #MeanerThanEvil makes his entrance.

Carmelo Hayes w/ John Cena VS Bron Breakker w/ Paul Heyman!

Before tonight, this was just a match to prove is the top dog in NXT. But now, this is about a spot in that Triple Threat #1 Contender’s match as a path back to the top spot in NXT! Will Melo still have Bron’s number? Or will Bron use “the best spear in the business” to get back on track?

The bell rings, fans rally as the two circle, and fans sing “BRON BREAKKER SUCKS~!” Melo ROCKS Bron, then eggs him on. Bron storms up, Melo dodges and ROCKS him again! And again! And again! Bron shoves Melo away, then kicks low to whip at the corner. Melo goes up and over and he BOOTS Bron away! Melo goes up, CROSSBODIES, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans boo and bark but Bron tells them to shut up. Bron ROCKS Melo in a corner, follows him to another corner and RAMS into Melo again and again! Fans boo and go back to taunting him, but Bron CLOBBERS Melo! Bron smirks as he stalks Melo.

Bron fireman’s carries and walks around with Melo, but Melo slips free to shove. Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges and speeds up, but runs into the FLYING LARIAT! Melo stomps Bron out of the ring, goes up the corner and dares him to get back in. Heyman cools Bron off as NXT goes picture in picture.

Melo waits on Bron, Bron listens to Heyman’s advice, and then runs up. Melo KICKS him in the ropes, to hit the FADE AWAY JUMPER! Cover, TWO! Bron is still in this but Melo paces around. Melo CHOPS Bron to a corner, CHOPS him again, and then runs up again, but is put on the apron. Melo ROUNDHOUSES Bron, goes up the corner, then leaps to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Melo keeps on Bron with a half nelson but Bron endures. Bron fights up but Melo wrangles him back down. Bron keeps fighting, stands back up, and he powers his way around to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO!

Bron snarls and storms up on Melo at the ropes. Bron whips, scoops, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Melo writhes, Heyman nods, and Bron stalks Melo to ropes. Bron CHOKES Melo on the ropes while talking trash on Cena, but lets off to do push-ups. Melo goes to a corner, Bron is after him but Melo throws forearms! And CHOPS! Bron kicks low and whips, to RANA Melo! Cover, TWO! Bron drags Melo from the ropes with a cording hold, and he chinbars to push Melo’s face down. Bron then grabs a leg and he pulls Melo in a modified Bow ‘n’ Arrow. NXT returns to single picture, fans rally for Melo but Bron tells them to shut up.

Melo pries at the hold but Bron pulls him back more. Melo gets his leg free, fights up to his feet, and fans rally even as Bron facelocks. Melo throws body shots, but Bron knees low! Bron whips, Melo hits buckles but he BOOTS back! Melo goes up, but Bron SHOVES him down! Melo dangles off the apron but Bron goes out to drag him back up. Bron ROCKS Melo, Melo ROCKS Bron! They climb, brawl more, and Melo CLUBS away on Bron! They go up higher, but Bron resists the lift! Bron then HOTSHOTS Melo down, sacrificing himself to do it! But Bron grins as he rises, slides into the ring, and he rains down fists!

The ref counts as Melo is in the ropes but Bron lets off. Bron then gives Melo a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cover, TWO! Melo hangs tough but Bron brings him up. Bron whips, ELBOWS and barks it up. Fans boo but Bron drags Melo around. Bron taunts Melo while fans taunt Bron, but Bron still hits an EXPLODER! Bron mockingly conducts the choir, then hauls Melo up again. Melo throws body shots and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Melo CHOPS again but Bron TACKLES him! Bron fires off more fists and asks if Melo likes that! Bron storms around, he drags Melo up, and he fireman’s carries. GUT BUSTER DROP! Melo sputters and coughs but Bron covers, TWO!

Bron is frustrated but he tells Cena he’s gonna finish this. Bron runs, to run Melo over with the Cena style shoulder tackles. And then the SPIN OUT BOMB! Bron mocks Cena with his hand raised, and “You Can’t See Me!” Bron runs, but Melo gets up to SUPERKICK! Fans fire up and Heyman is freaking out! Cena and the fans rally for Melo as he rises, and he LARIATS Bron! And LARIATS again! And SPLASHES in the corner! Melo whips to SPLASH again! And then the suplex, but Bron suplexes! Melo bounces off ropes to suplex and CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Melo hit the “Lay Up” but didn’t get the win, so he goes to the corner.

Fans fire up as Melo drags himself up, but Bron ROCKS him first! Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” as Bron climbs. Bron throws hands on Melo, then goes to the very top with him. Melo resists, and shoves Bron away! But Bron is right back up!! SUPER DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Melo survives and fans are thunderous! Cena and Heyman themselves are a bit surprised, but Bron brings down the straps! Bron aims, runs in, but Melo sends spear into post! And then he pushes Bron out to go up top! Melo aims, NOTHING BUT- NO, Bron avoids the three pointer to pop-up and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Melo lives and fans fire up!

Bron sees Melo flop out the side and hurries after him. Bron pulls the steel steps apart, he wants to do him like he did Von! But Cena snatches those away! The ref and Heyman argue while Cena kicks Bron low! And now Cena has the steps, to RAM SOLO SIKOA! That’s why Heyman was distracting the ref!! The Enforcer of the Island is here but Cena stops that! Cena and Solo brawl their way out of the arena, Melo hits Bron with the FIRST 48!! Heyman hurries after Solo and Cena, Melo goes up! NOTHING BUT NET!! Cover, MELO WINS!!

Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (advances to the NXT Championship #1 Contenders match)

Three points for Melo, and that’s the game! But at the same time, this is just the start! Will- WAIT! BRON SPEARS MELO!! Bron is a sore loser and he takes down Melo! Fans boo as Bron looms over Melo. Bron grabs a mic to say, “Win or lose, there’s only one badass in all of WWE!” BUT THEN THE BELL TOLLS?!? And a motorcycle revs up!? It’s AMERICAN BADASS UNDERTAKER!!! The fans cannot believe it as the Kid Rock plays and the Deadman rides out on stage!! Taker rides down to the ring, around the ring, and then parks by commentary. Booker and Vic Joseph nod as Taker gets up and into the ring!

Taker makes his NXT debut to really make tonight historic! But then he gets in Bron’s face. Fans are losing their minds as Taker stares Bron down. Bron tells Taker, “You listen to me, old timer! There’s only ONE badass around here. You understand me?” Fans tell Bron he messed up. Taker snatches the mic, scowls at Bron, and tells him, “I’ve been watching you for a long time. And one day, you’re gonna be a very special talent here.” Bron likes that! “There’s just one thing. It ain’t today.” Fans like that! Taker then DECKS Bron! Bron staggers up and fans are all fired up! Taker prepares the hand, and he choke grips Bron! Like the shirt says, CHOKE SLAM!!

The fans are thunderous as The Phenom stands tall over the Big Bad Booty Nephew! Melo nods because he likes what he sees. Taker then gets the mic again and says, “Young fella. Y’see, I’m gonna give you a little advice. There’s always an older, bigger, badder badass waiting around the corner. You just met the baddest of ’em all.” Fans love that! The American Badass drops the mic and helps Melo to his feet. Will Melo take down both Corbin and Dijak next week to prove he is still HIM? Or will there truly be a new #1 contender to the title?


My Thoughts:

Awesome stuff here all night from NXT! Cody of course announced the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but I do like that he let us know about the Men’s Breakout Tournament coming, and that he got to be the special guest GM. As such, great promo from him with Dragunov, Dom and Rhea to set up the title match with Knight just being thrown in. No one’s complaining, though, it is fitting that Knight gets to be a special ref when he’s had that match lately. Dom did good against Dragunov but of course he was gonna bring in Finn and McDonagh, and I’m glad to see Trick help stop Dom. Trick also has a good promo with Melo and Cena, and those seeds of dysfunction are definitely growing. Trick might just skip getting the North American title back if he can get the top title himself.

Corbin had a good promo, but the best part was he got interrupted by Knight’s entrance for the NXT title match. Dijak attacking Dragunov was a nice little surprise, and then Corbin also has a good promo with Cody to set up the Triple Threat we’re getting next week. Melo VS Bron was an awesome main event, and great detail for Cena and Solo to brawl. Melo wins his way into the Triple Threat, and so now Melo VS Corbin VS Dijak is going to be awesome stuff. Also, Taker was an awesome closing moment, which I just sensed was coming the moment Bron talked about being the top badass today.

Cody also has a great promo with Tony & Stacks to set up a great battle royal idea, that Bada Bing Bada Boom match is gonna be a lot of fun, and could also set up some other tag team feuds on top of the title feud. Out of all those teams, I actually hope it’s Garza & Carillo that win out to get their 2v2 feud with Tony & Stacks. They need to be allowed to explore more of this newest gimmick, and perhaps they can do that if they get another match with Tony & Stacks. Then I could see Kemp, Borne, Dempsey & Gulak getting into it with Briggs, Jensen and two others for a big 8 Man story. Make it Hank ‘n’ Tank since they’re blue collar brawlers like Briggs & Jensen.

That Pub Fight Rules match was awesome stuff, with all six guys going hard. For one, Dunne gave us a new sadistic way to use darts, and that triple bomb through the table was a great finish. Great win for Dunne, Ridge & Bate, that’ll give the Brutes some momentum going back to SmackDown to face Pretty Deadly and maybe Bate can use this momentum to get his shot at the Heritage Cup. Frazer should also be moving up to the North American title after his promo with Dom & Rhea backstage now that Dragon Lee is officially on SmackDown and Mustafa Ali is just gone. And given everyone we saw in that scene as cameos, maybe Axiom and Tatum Paxley back Frazer up against Dom and Judgment Day.

Great promo from Brian Pillman Jr., now Lexis King. I should’ve figured coming in with a name change was going to prompt him being a bit different from how he was in AEW, where now he’s disowning his father’s legacy to honor his stepfather and late mother with the last name “King.” And Lexis comes from his sister, Alexis, so this is not just the usual “NXT name generator” people poke fun at. I would love to see BPJ/King make his debut in the Men’s Breakout Tournament and maybe even take the whole thing. And great appearance from Jade Cargill, though she didn’t do more than that, like at Fastlane. This is a great tease to show she’s considering her options. And speaking of, great little bit from Heyman talking with Ava. Will she be called up to reinforce the Bloodline?

Solid match for the Women’s Breakout Tournament, and Lola advancing was definitely the proper move. She’s a Heel but the NXT crowd really likes her, and she is very talented already in the ring and as a character. Great match from Roxie and Asuka, but of course Asuka wins. I liked the interactions Asuka had with the other women of NXT and how she was being polite while also feeling a bit uncomfortable. And clearly Tiffany will feud with Fallon while both build up towards the title in the background of everything else. Really good vignette for Becky VS Lyra, and good promo from Lyra and Nox. Nox is starting to sound entitled the way Natty sounded entitled, so maybe those two end up Heel together rather than Natty turning on Nox.

Apparently we’re getting Lyra VS Nox before Halloween Havoc so that’ll be a great tune-up for Lyra. Also how great that Shotzi is back to host Halloween Havoc again! This will be a really fun October for NXT with all this stuff going on, I can’t wait.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Drew McIntyre says down with Day One Uce!

Though he’s primed to go after the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Drew McIntyre looks to crush Main Event Jey Uso once and for all!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • GUNTHER VS Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh; Gunther wins.
  • Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark VS Kayden Carter & Katana Chance; win.
  • Becky Lynch VS Nia Jax; wins.
  • Andrade VS ???
  • Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso; wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Cody Rhodes is here!

San Antonio fires up for The American Nightmare as he makes his way to the ring. The fans sing along with the song, and “WHOA~ OH~!” get the pyro. Cody steps into the ring, the fans chant his name, and he gets the mic to ask, “So, San Antonio…! What do we wanna talk about? I’d love if we could speak about how at WrestleMania 40, in the main event, with the lights on brightest, the biggest game of the year, I will stand across from the greatest champion in company history, The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.” The fans boo, but Cody says, “However… I am really unable to talk about that because of a… distraction.”

Cody says there’s a distraction that stings quite a bit. He is of course talking about… The Rock. Fans boo more, then chant “ROCKY SUCKS! ROCKY SUCKS!” Cody says last week, The Rock went to Instagram, posted a 16 minute video, then spoke at length on SmackDown. To sum it up, The Rock called the fans in Phoenix meth heads, talked about Cody’s dog, and don’t ever talk bad about Cody’s dog, and then of course, the biggest headline of all, which The Rock made sure wasn’t the headline, The Rock ever so eloquently spun things and changed the conversation.

The Rock presented a whole new challenge like the master politician that he is. No wonder people want him to run for office. Hell, Cody might even end up voting for The Rock. But Cody can’t dismiss those words entirely, because it is true what The Rock said about their conversation. The Rock poured honey into Cody’s ear, telling Cody that the people don’t want Cody VS Roman. The people want Rock VS Roman. Fans boo because that’s wrong, and Cody points out how the fans started chanting something else. The fans respond here with “We Want Cody!” Cody nods and continues by saying that he heard all that, the management all heard it, and Cody appreciates it.

The Rock of course heard all that, because then he called those fans “crybabies.” Are there any crybabies here in San Antonio? The fans fire up! But now, The Rock has presented an entirely different challenge. One that doesn’t just involve Cody, but one that involves his… friend. Yeah, they’re friends! And it’s time for that friend to come out here! Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the World Heavyweight Champion, Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins! The Visionary makes his entrance in a volt green ensemble and the fans sing his song, “WHOA~ OH~ OHH~!” Rollins joins Cody in the ring, gets a mic, and then revels in the singing.

Rollins then says, “San Antonio! Welcome…! To Monday! Night! Rollins~!” The fans cheer and Rollins ask “Mr. Nightmare, what’re you thinking, my man?” Cody says obviously, Rollins has offered to have Cody’s back against The Bloodline. Rollins stood next to Cody when he got slapped across the face, and Rollins has said he’s going to be there moving forward. The plot has been incredibly twisted. Cody didn’t even think he was gonna be on the WrestleMania card anymore, but when he saw that pompous PowerPoint presentation about The Bloodline’s family being better than everyone else’s that Cody had to go back on his word.

Cody won the Rumble, it is his right, HE gets to challenge Roman Reigns. Rollins meanwhile, coming off injury, he has to face the only other guy who has pinned Cody since Cody’s WWE return in Drew McIntyre. So, what Cody is saying and has wanted to say for all the world to see: Roman & Rock are two Mount Rushmore caliber wrestlers, working together, Cody fully understands if Rollins wants to focus on McIntyre and is not onboard with having Cody’s back. Rollins scratches the back of his head while he thinks. Rollins says he respects Cody giving him the out, Rollins will take care of McIntyre, alright?

Fans cheer as Rollins reminds us that he told McIntyre, he told Cody and he told the world, there are some things bigger than us. And taking down The Bloodline is the BIGGEST thing they can do! The fans cheer more, and Rollins says this isn’t just Cody’s story that needs to be finished. It is Rollins’ story, too. Ten years ago, Rollins and Roman came in together, they wanted to take the power from the top. Rollins wanted to take the power and give it back to the people! Turns out, Roman wants to keep all the power for himself! And here’s the problem: Rollins and Cody are this close. The Rock being in The Bloodline, they are this close to Roman Reigns having absolute power.

And The Rock, well… Rollins isn’t sure about the fans but he knows Cody agrees with this, Rollins is so over The Rock. The fans chant “ROCKY SUCKS!” again and Rollins says yeah, he does suck! And he ain’t been The Rock for a long time. He damn sure ain’t been The People’s Champ! And so Rollins isn’t just gonna call him any of that. Rollins has been thinking about it, he wants a new name for The Rock. He’s now gonna be… Diarrhea Dwayne! Because he’s been running his mouth and all that comes out is wet baby poo. The fans chant “DIARRHEA!” and Rollins is amused. Guess San Antonio agrees, huh?

Rollins continues to say that The Rock gets on Instagram, and 21 minutes!? Seriously? He insults Cody’s dog and says he can make the World Heavyweight Championship “go away?” That with a snap of his fingers, because he’s the boss, he’ll make it go away. Rock, Rollins dares you to try! And get this! In case you didn’t hear him, because 21 minutes is a long time to listen to that idiot, Rock said he made pro-wrestling cool again! Fans boo and Rollins agrees there. The Rock is our wrestling savior! He made this cool! Diarrhea Dwayne, you ain’t been cool in 20 years!

But here’s what is cool: This morning, Rollins received a 100% medical clearance! He is BACK, he is ready to go, and so this Friday, Rollins will be at SmackDown to confront The Bloodline! The fans fire up hearing that! Rollins wants to know, though, as he’s asked Cody many times and told him for weeks. Rollins has Cody’s back, so what Rollins wants to know is: does Cody have his? Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Cody tells Rollins that he also has a message for The Rock. “It’s been a long time since you haven’t just been handed something. I think it’s been since you had that seven bucks in your pocket, and I think you forgot.

“The People’s Champion is not in perpetuity, Rock. I am not the same man as you. I’m not gonna whine in a 21 minute promo. I am coming to SmackDown with Seth Freakin’ Rollins, I am going to stand across from you, Roman Reigns, The Wise Man, the whole Bloodline, in the great state of Texas, and this Friday, I will give you face-to-face, eye-to-eye, not whispering in your ear, crystal clear and obvious answer for what’s happening at WrestleMania!” Well, the American Nightmare & Visionary are all fired up, and it is pretty clear what’s about to happen at WrestleMania! Will this dream team tear down the Rock & Roman?

 

GUNTHER VS Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh!

Der Ring General wants challengers for his Intercontinental Championship, but he also doesn’t really take anyone else on this roster seriously. And, well, of all people to step up to him, it was Dirty Dom. Will the Prodigal Son prove the doubters wrong and find a way to bring down the most dominant Intercontinental Champion in history? Or is he going to wish he never left Papa Rey’s side?

The bell rings and Dom circles with Gunther. They feel things out, Dom kicks low but then backs away. The fans chant “Dom, You Suck!” Dom and Gunther tie up, and Gunther TOSSES Dom away! Dom staggers up and Gunther smiles. Dom and Gunther reset, then Dom goes for a leg. Gunther smothers that takedown with a facelock, then gets a leg! HALF CRAB! Dom scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Gunther lets off, and the Irish Ace coaches Dom up. Dom gets up to shove Gunther, then CHOPS him! Fans fire up but Gunther TOSSES Dom to a corner! Dom dodges the chop to CHOP again!

Gunther snarls, Dom wants forgiveness and hides in the ropes. Then Dom SLAPS Gunther! Gunther chases Dom out of the ring, and around it, but then JD steps up. JD knows how to take it to Gunther, but Gunther shoves JD into a post! Gunther swings but Dom gets JD outta the way, Gunther CHOPS the POST! Dom then SMACKS the hand off the post! Dom goes up while Gunter slides in, and Dom slingshots to STOMP! Dom gets Gunther up but Gunther gets a SLEEPER! Dom pries the bad arm away for an ELBOW BREAKER! Dom knuckle locks, CHOPS, then goes up and up to flying- NO, Gunther disrupts that!

Gunther kicks low then CHOPS through the pain! Dom falls right outta the ring and fans fire up while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Gunther looms over Dom. Gunther drags Dom up, but Dom CHOPS! Gunther CHOPS Dom right down! Gunther stands Dom up again, puts him in a corner, and rips that vest open! Gunther CHOPS Dom inside-out! Gunther drags Dom right back up and fans want that “One More Time!” Gunther obliges and CHOPS Dom right back down! Gunther then gets the legs, turns Dom over, and has the BOSTON CRAB! Dom endures while Gunther sits deep! JD gets on the apron, Gunther runs him off, but Dom is free to DROPKICK Gunther down! The fans boo but Dom goes up and up and TRIANGLE JUMP PLANCHAS!

Dom and Gunther are both down on the outside and JD coaches Dom up. The ring count climbs, Gunther stands at 5 of 10. Dom follows and CHOPS! Gunther CHOPS Dom again! Gunther shoves Dom in at 7, slides in after him, and then runs up, but into a drop toehold! Gunther’s on ropes, Dom dials it up, but Gunther LARIATS Dom inside-out! Cover, but Gunther lets off?!? Gunther wants to hurt Dom for his insolence and the fans are loving it! Gunther gets the legs again but Dom kicks and kicks and kicks! Dom is free again, but Gunther SLAPS him! Gunther reels Dom in, hoists Gunther up, but Dom hits a SUNSET BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!

Gunther is free and JD can’t believe how close that was! Dom hurries back up, dodges Gunther to CLOBBER him! Gunther ends up on ropes again and Dom redials! 619!! Gunther falls over, Dom goes up the corner! Shout out to Eddie with the FROG- NO, Dom has to bail through! T-REX SHOTGUN!! Gunther hauls Dom up, for the GUNTHER BOMB!! And then the BOSTON CRAB!! Dom taps, Gunther wins!

Winner: Gunther, by submission

Der Ring General made sure Judgment Day understands what stepping to him means! Will the rest of the Raw roster also reconsider challenging Gunther for WrestleMania?

 

Damage Control is backstage.

Dakota Kai, having betrayed Bayley, is still with Iyo Sky, Asuka & Kairi Sane, feeling good after SmackDown. But then Adam Pearce walks over. Just what’re they doing here tonight? Uh, wow, Pearce, you do realize the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions can go to whatever brand they want to, right? That’s how this works. Yeah, he is aware of that. But the last time they were all here, they caused chaos. So whatever they’ve got planned, he doesn’t want it. So he will rephrase the question: Why are they here? Well, since he asked so nicely, Shayna & Zoey have been running their mouths lately.

So DMG CTRL just figured, Shayna & Zoey have a match, so DMG CTRL wants to scout the competition. No worries, Pearce, you can trust them. Shinsuke Nakamura then walks over and says he and Pearce need to talk. Pearce assumes this is about the Intercontinental Championship. Yes, it is. Dakota says Pearce is busy, DMG CTRL will take care of business. Nothing to worry about! Sure. Pearce says he’ll keep his eyes on them, and then he tells Nakamura that he gets it. But Pearce has an announcement about the contender for later tonight. If Nakamura wants to talk about that, meet him in his office. Thank you.

The King of Strong Style heads out, and Pearce has his hands full tonight. Will Der Ring General have some real competition now? Will The Queen of Spades & The Hunter prove to DMG CTRL that they’re a legitimate threat?

 

Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark VS Kayden Carter & Katana Chance!

The WWE Women’s Tag Division is heating up, and this match could go a long way to determining the next challengers for Asuka & Kairi. The Queen of Spades & The Hunter are hungry for gold, will they tear up the former champions to whet their appetite? Or will WrestleMania truly become the biggest party on the WWE calendar?

The teams sort out, Kayden starts against Shayna and the two circle. They tie up, Shayna waistlocks, but Kayden uses that to victory roll. ONE, and Shayna avoids the kick. Kayden says that was close, and the two go again. Shayna runs in, Kayden dodges and wheelbarrows, but Shayna blocks the arm-drag to STOMP that arm! Kayden writhes, Shayna soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then she drags Kayden up. Shayna wrenches the arm, tags Zoey, and they hand off the wristlock. Zoey corners Kayden while Shayna runs side to side, but Kayden gets away from them both! Shayna knees buckles, Kayden dodges Zoey then BOOTS her away!

Kayden KICKS from below, runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Shayna tags back in, Zoey hangs Kayden out to dry for Shayna to KNEE her down! The hunters egg DMG CTRL on but DMG CTRL sends it back while Raw goes to break.

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Revolution Results & Report! (3/3/24)

Revolution is a mystery!

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

While the AEW World Championship is defended in a Triple Threat, Revolution is also Sting’s last match ever! Will The Icon retire undefeated? Or will the EVPs serve him a bitter “severance package?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett; BBSG wins.
  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue; Kris & Willow win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia; Christian wins and retains the title.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson; Eddie wins and retains the titles.
  • All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin; Wardlow wins and earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; Strong wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli; Moxley & Claudio win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita; Ospreay wins.
  • AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page; wins and
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin VS The Young Bucks; win and

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting the night that features Sting’s last match ever!

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

These two reunite in the Greensboro Arena, where so much of Sting’s iconic career took place. David says as we know, tonight is about family. The Young Bucks made this extremely personal when they attacked Sting’s sons, so what was to be a celebration of a great career has become a grudge match. There is purpose and revenge, Sting isn’t leaving until he finishes the job. Great years were spent here, the centerpiece of Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. Here on hallowed ground, from 1988 to 2024, Sting finishes his career here, live on PPV! Dial in, because there’ll be nothing else like it!

 

Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett!

Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, The Acclaimed made it work with Austin, and we have seen the entire six pack in action and win once before. Will this be another hit for the super group? Or will the mash-up of The Mack, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh destroy the dysfunctional half dozen?

“Platinum on the mic, I’ma ’bout to cook this! All these jobbers in the ring, who the hecc booked this? A Black guy, an Indian and Jeff in the mix, I just wanna know: whose fetish is this? You make my job easy when I’m rappin’, you’re like an offensive joke waitin’ to happen! The Bang Scissor- Sh*t!” Caster lost his flow three times in a row! Is #TriplePartyJay winning gonna open the show? Bowens still shouts, “GRRREENSBOROOO~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The teams sort out and Austin starts against Brother Zay. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” and Austin circles with Zay. Jarrett coaches Zay up and he ties up with Austin. Austin headlocks, grinds the hold, Sonjay offers fist bumps to the commentary team. Zay slips around to headlock Austin but Austin powers out. Zay ducks ‘n’ dodges and squealing DROPKICKS! Zay kips up and the fans join in on “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Things speed up, Zay whips but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges, then he BOOTS Zay down! Austin says “SHOTS! SHOTS!” and the fans join in! Zay is annoyed, he swings but misses and Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and two-steps to DECK Zay!

Austin brings Zay up, brings him over, and tags in Colten. The Gunns whip, body shot and knee lift! Then Colten CLOBBERS Zay! “Guns up!” The fans join in again as Colten says “SHOTS!” Zay tags Quen, Quen circles with Colten, then gets around to CLUB him! Quen RAMS Colten into a corner, Sonjay talks smack, and Quen whips corner to corner. Colten reverses then back drops Quen away! Quen squeals like Zay! Colten DROPKICKS Quen down and then tags in Caster. Caster brings Quen up, scoops, staggers, but he still SLAMS Quen down. Tag to Bowens and he goes up, to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!

The fans fire up while Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens says guns up, and then he brings Quen around. Tag to Colten, they mug Quen and Colten clamps onto an arm. Quen fights up, pulls hair, and he puts Colten on the ropes. The ref counts, Quen lets off, but Lethal HOTSHOTS Colten! Quen DROPKICKS Colten down! Fans boo but Quen tags in Jarrett. They mug Colten, and Double J stomps Colten to ropes. Jarrett runs, pulling the ref’s attention, which allows Karen to CHOKE Colten before the STRADDLE ATTACK! Fans boo more as Jarrett starts up the Fargo Strut, and everyone on his team joins in on the outside!

Jarrett stomps Colten around then tags in Lethal. Jarrett whips Colten to kick low, Lethal hits the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Lethal soaks up the heat, kicks at Austin, then goes back to Colten. Tag to Mack and the fans finally have reason to cheer. Mack whips and LARIATS Colten down! Mack keeps Colten from BBSG, then tags in Quen. Quen drops knees, and fans actually chant, “Let’s Go, Colten!” Colten endures, fights up, but Quen snapmares him down. Tag to Kassidy for the slingshot SENTON! Zay then taunts BBSG before he stomps away on Colten. Zay clamps on a chinlock but Colten endures.

The fans rally, Colten fights up, and he throws body shots! Colten gets free but Zay CLUBS him! Zay kicks, Colten blocks, but he gets the DRAGON WHIP! Tag to Quen and Private Party coordinate. Quen is the stepstool, Zay runs up, but Colten dodges! Party in Motion hits the rest of the team! Zay & Quen panic, they get Colten’s legs but he BOOTS them away! Hot tag to Bowens! The Five Tool Player rallies on Private Party! ROLLING ELBOW for Quen, ROLLING ELBOW for Zay! Lethal runs in but he gets Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! Bowens ROCKS Quen to run and FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Sonjay gets on the apron, Bowens DECKS him!

Karen distracts the ref while Jarrett runs up, Bowens dodges, but into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Quen covers, TWO! Quen drags Bowens up and tags in Satnam! Satnam CHOPS Bowens, brings him around, and then TOSSES him across the ring! Bowens tumbles, Satnam drags him back over and tags Lethal back in. Lethal dusts off his hands and smiles, then he brings Bowens up. Lethal suplexes and holds Bowens up for a count of TEN before the SLAM! Lethal grins at Billy then goes back to Bowens. Tag to Jarrett and Triple J whips. Bowens reverses but Lethal stops himself, Jarrett RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS!

Jarrett stomps away on Bowens, says he’s going nowhere, then whips him to ropes. Bowens KICKS back, both men stagger, and Jarrett runs up! Bowens ROCKS Jarrett again and again and again! The fans fire up as Bowens runs, but Jarrett ELBOWS him! Jarrett runs to STRADDLE the ropes as Bowens moves! Jarrett hobbles, Bowens BOOTS him then goes up to BLOCKBUSTER! The fans fire up as both men are down! Switchblade coaches Bowens, the fans rally for him, too, and Bowens crawls over! Jarrett also crawls, hot tags to Mack and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on Mack, Lethal, Private Party, and he even DECKS Satnam!

Billy tells the One in a Billion to “SUCK THIS!” and then he SPLASHES Mack in a corner! Billy brings Mack out, kicks low and tells him “SUCK IT!” But Satnam trips him up! Mack hits a STUNNER, followed by a LETHAL INJECTION! Zay hurries up top to SWANTON BOMB! Quen adds on a 450 SPLASH!! Mack hurries to cover, TWO!! Billy survives and shocks #TriplePartyJay! The BBSG drag them all out and send them into barriers, but then Mack goes up! Mack SIX-STAR FLOPS as Billy moves! White is there, hot tag to King Switch! And he drags Mack up for the BLADE- NO, Zay springboards in!

White dodges Zay, Zay turns around into the 3:10 TO YUMA! But Quen CROSSBODIES the Gunn Sons! But then Quen turns around into THE ARRIVAL! Caster goes up for the MIC DROP!! Jarrett drags Bowens out and sends him into railing! Satnam storms in and White gets face to chest with the giant! But then Billy has White hold on. Billy is big but still not Satnam big! Satnam shoves them both away, DECKS Bowens, then grabs Caster! Satnam TOSSES Caster, then SHOVES Austin! White CHOP BLOCKS him, but Satnam stays up!? Billy kicks low and White CHOP BLOCKS again, they finally get the giant on his knees!

The fans fire up as White sets Satnam up for a FAMOUSER!! Mack returns to SUPERKICK Billy! White gets Mack again, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BBSG wins!!

Winners: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang, by pinfall

#TriplePartyJay tried to use the numbers game, but not even they could stop this super six pack from flexing their guns! The AEW World Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions stand tall together once again, and White gets the mic. “Yo! Yo! YO!” White is copying Max as he says, “Listen! See, Max? It’s not that hard. Oh yeah, guns up for my Greensboro Gold Members~!” Now, White is always telling the gang about how much he loves Greensboro. It’s one of his favorite cities in the world! The fans appreciate that, and White continues to say that Greensboro has some of the greatest wrestling fans!

The fans again cheer, and White says hey, what better place to have an event like Revolution? And there’s a lot of action tonight! Will Ospreay is here! Who walks out the AEW World Champion? Fans chant “JOE! JOE! JOE!” so that answers that. Oh oh oh oh, who is ready for Sting’s last match, huh? The fans sure are! A very big night, kicking off the biggest way possible with the Bang! Bang! Scissor! Gang! The two best trios, the single best six man team, and the GREATEST faction in the GREATEST wrestling company, AEW! The fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and White says BBSG is led by one of the greatest of all time.

White can remind any of us, that on any given day, at any given moment, just who he is. He’ll remind us why he is the Catalyst of Pro-Wrestling! He’ll remind us to Breathe with the Switchblade! The fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Switchblade~!” White says in ten days time, AEW Dynamite in Boston, maybe he handles some Big Business of his own! Fans like the sound of that. But until then, EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed. And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! The Switchblade is taking aim at something, two guesses what title he wants to add to the collection.

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

Lexi Nair is with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor, but also Doc Sampson, because we need a medical update on the International Champion before his match with Roderick Strong tonight. Doc says as we know, Cassidy has been getting beat up the last few months, and that Doc keeps telling Cassidy to tape up that back and ribs. Tonight, it happens or he isn’t being cleared. Then with all that said, how does Cassidy feel going into this? Trent speaks up that Cassidy always fights through it. And just like always, the boys have his back. Cassidy wants to talk to them about that, actually

Tonight, before, during and after, Best Friends need to stay in the back. Cassidy is sick and tired of seeing his friends getting hurt because of him, so he has to do this on his own. Chuck says yeah, he’ll keep the others back and respect Cassidy on this. Hands in, and even Doc and Lexi join in. Freshly Squeezed has support in spirit, but will that not help when The Undisputed Kingdom will stack the deck?

 

We hear from PAC!

The Bastard says, “Here we go again. A tale as old as time. The forgotten bastard! Where have you been, boy? None of your pissin’ business where I’ve been! Well, you tell me. Who said life’s so hard? Huh? Every man has his struggle. Do you think I don’t know the burden of shame? Isolated, blinded, broken. I almost popped me clogs. But I didn’t~! You’ll never get rid of me, Tony Khan! I’m like a cockroach, an indestructible little bastard, always lurking in the underbelly. I will be back very soon, whether you like it or not. And I am going to drag this festering scrotum of a company into a new age! Because I’m alive, ladies and gentlemen! And doesn’t it feel good to be alive?”

 

Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power have been meaning to settle things with the Princess of the Black Throne and her little sidekick for some time, so no better time than Revolution! Will Kris & Willow crush the TBS Champion and Chicago Skye? Or will Greensboro see The House Always Wins?

Stokely joins commentary to explain that everyone has miscommunications. He wanted Kris to do things one way, Willow wanted it the other, let’s just drop the issue. The teams sort out and Skye starts against Willow. These two circle, but Julia spooks Willow and that allows Skye to attack! Skye stomps Willow, Willow shoves her away so Skye swing on Kris! Kris ducks the sucker punch, and Willow ROCKS Skye! Willow CHOPS Skye, fans “WOO~!” and then Willow CHOPS again! Tag to Kris and Willow feeds Skye to the shoulder tackle! The fans fire up as Kris whips Skye to a corner. Kris runs in to ROCK and CHOP Skye for herself!

Kris fires forearms and CHOPS over and over! The fans fire up but the ref counts, and Kris lets off at 4. Kris then runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Skye runs up, but into a scoop! Skye slips fere, tag to Julia, and the fans fire up as Kris arm-drags Julia down! Kris scoops Julia now, and she SLAMS Julia down! Julia sits up, into a SLIDING LARIAT! Tag to Willow, she runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow drags Julia up, suplexes, but Skye saves Julia. Kris ROCKS Skye, then reels her in. Kris & Willow both suplex high and hard! Fans fire up while Kris gets Skye outta the ring and Willow covers Julia, TWO!

Willow keeps cool and hauls Julia up. Willow bumps Julia off buckles, tags Kris, then Kris bumps Julia off more buckles. Kris CLUBS Julia, CHOPS her, then brings her out. Julia fires body shots but Kris powers up to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kris keeps on Julia and tags Willow back in. They whip Julia to a corner, then Willow runs to back body block! Willow clotheslines Julia, snapmares, but Julia avoids the boot to CHOP BLOCK! Julia RAMS Willow into the corner, tags in Skye, and Julia CHOKES Willow on ropes so Skye can SHINING WIZARD! Skye keeps moving, and she BOOT WASHES Willow down!

Skye waves to Stokely and says that was for him. Stoke says to watch your mouth! Skye covers Willow, TWO! Skye CLUBS Willow, stomps her to the corner, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Skye lets off, and Julia CHOKES Willow! Skye runs in to ROCK Willow then snapmare her down. Skye KICKS Willow right in the back! Skye pushes Willow around but the fans rally. Willow throws body shots but Skye DECKS her! Skye scuffs Willow, but Willow throws more body shots! Skye ROCKS Willow but the fans fire up! Skye clinches but Willow throws body shots. Skye throws Willow down by her hair!

Skye taunts Kris, CLUBS Willow, then tags in Julia. Julia CHOPS Willow, puts her in another corner, and CHOPS again! Willow turns things around to CHOP! The fans fire up but Julia RAMS Willow into the corner. Tag to Skye and Skye stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Skye lets off, and she storms back up. Skye stomps Willow, brings her around, but Willow cradle counters! TWO! Skye escapes and LARIATS Willow down! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Skye slaps her! Willow and Skye fire forearms, and then Skye CHOKES Willow on ropes while she shrieks! The ref counts but Skye lets off to bump Willow off buckles.

Skye tags Julia and Julia fires forearms and haymakers on Willow. Julia CLUBS Willow down, digs her boot in, then lets off as the ref counts. Tag back to Skye, they mug Willow then double whip her back into the corner. The fans rally as Julia & Skye double whip again and again! Skye then runs in but Willow dodges her! Willow ducks Julia, but Skye gets a leg! Willow BOOTS Skye & Julia away, hot tag to Kris! The fans fire up as Kris rallies on Skye & Julia! Then she gives them a meeting of the minds! Kris goes up a corner, DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Kris kips up and windmills! Kris runs in to UPPERCUT Julia in a corner!

Kris goes corner to corner, UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris goes back to ROCK Julia! And then UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris sends Skye into Julia, LEG SWEEP FLATLINER and a DOUBLE SENTON! Cover on Skye, TWO! Skye stays in this but Kris drags her up. Kris fireman’s carries but Skye fights free. Skye waistlocks, Kris switches but Julia tags in before the O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY! Fans fire up but Julia runs in, BLINDSLIDE LARIAT! Julia drags Kris up by her hair, and reels her in for the HARTLESS LOCK! Kris tips it to a cover! TWO, and Kris RAMS Julia into the corner! Willow tags in and Kris RAMS Julia more!

Kris winds up, Julia dodges the haymaker but Willow ROCKS her instead! Kris & Willow double whip Julia but she ducks the double lariat, and Skye DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! But she gets caught, literally! DOUBLE FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans are thunderous as Kris then scoops Julia and puts her in a Tree of Woe, trapping Skye! Willow runs in, Julia sits up so Skye takes the CANNONBALL! Willow puts Julia back in the Tree, deadlifts her out of it, and then RAMS her into the buckles, OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Julia stands up, Willow runs in, but Julia drop toeholds her into ropes! Skye runs up but Willow avoids the knee!

Kris YANKS Skye down and Skye bounces off the apron! Julia runs up at Willow, but Willow wrenches and fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Julia survives and Stoke is frustrated for his team. Skye and Kris brawl, Skye ROCKS Kris and SUPERKICKS! Willow gives Julia a short arm LARIAT! And another! Julia ELBOWS Willow, brings her around, tag to Skye. Willow still picks Julia up for a SPINEBUSTER, then sits her up to reel her in! Gut wrench and BABE WITH THE- SUNSET BOMB! Skye SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Skye is furious and the fans fire up! Skye fireman’s carries, but Willow fights that off.

Willow shoves Skye to a corner, runs up, but Skye dodges. Skye runs in but into a BOOT! Willow goes up, and she MISSILE DROPKICKS Skye! Hot tags to Kris and Julia! Kris and Julia fire shots back and forth, fast and furious! Kris kicks, Julia ducks and ROCKS her! But Kris shoves Julia to a corner. Julia BOOTS Kris right down! Julia then climbs up, for the MOONSAULT! Cover, Willow breaks it!! Stokely is fired up but the fans are torn. Julia glares at Willow as Willow taunts her. Julia clamps onto Kris with an armlock but Willow storms in. Skye BOOTS her down! Skye then MISSILE DROPKICKS Willow to the floor!

Julia drags Kris around, SMACKS her off the mat, then tags Skye back in. Skye kicks Kris around, brings her up and puts her on ropes. Skye ROCKS Kris, she and Julia double whip, but Kris ducks the line, breaks the line, and DOUBLE LARIATS in return! Tag to Willow so she can BOOT Skye! Skye SUPERKICKS! Willow BOOTS again, then ENZI- NO, Skye dodges, runs, and hops on! CODE- NO, POOOOUNCE! PERIOD!! The fans are thunderous again, and Willow grabs at Skye from the apron. Gut wrench, but Julia runs in! Kris SHOTGUNS Julia out, so Willow can hit BABE WITH THE POWERBOMB!! Cover, Kris & Willow win!

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

Stokely says if you’ll excuse him, and he leaves commentary to celebrate with his team. They got on the same page, got the win, and have humbled the TBS Champion, if only for now. But the question is, who will be moving up to challenge the champ down the line?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia!

Captain Charisma will deny it up and down, but he did lose this title to the Rated R Superstar at Worlds End, then he bullied Killswitch/Luchasaurus in handing over his anytime-anywhere title match contract to get it back. Will that same insurance policy through emotional abuse come through for him tonight? Or will nothing save him from Red Death?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the true Face of TNT!

The bell rings and the fans rally up for Garcia, but Christian stays in a corner. Christian frowns and finally circles with Garcia. They tie up, go around, and are in a deadlock. They go low, then back up, and end up on ropes. The ref counts, neither man lets go and they end up in the ropes. Christian finally lets off and backs away, but the fans still rally for Garcia. Garcia and Christian reset, tie up again, and Christian waistlocks to then trip Garcia and float to a facelock. Garcia endures the grind, moves around and fights to his feet. Garcia wrenches free for an ELBOW BREAKER, then he headlocks.

Christian powers up and out but Garcia runs him over! The fans fire up as Christian flounders away, then boo as he bails out. Christian regroups with The Patriarchy and huddles up. He tells the cameraman to bug off so they can talk strategy. The Patriarchy breaks huddle and Christian makes his way back into the ring. Garcia and Christian circle, feel things out, and tie up. They’re in another deadlock, but Christian uses his height for leverage. Christian puts Garcia in a corner, but Garcia digs his feet in and pushes Christian back! The fans fire up as Garcia puts Christian in another corner! The ref counts, Christian powers Garcia back to center and then headlocks.

Garcia powers up and out but Christian runs Garcia over! Things speed up, and Christian falls! Is that a fake out or did he really tweak an ankle? The ref has Garcia stay back but fans are calling BS, too. And then Christian pokes Garcia in the eye! The ref reprimands and the fans boo because they knew all along. Christian goes to the apron so he can HOTSHOT Garcia down! Fans boo but Mother Shayna applauds and high-fives Papa Christian. Christian storms in, avoids Garcia’s wild punch and throws down fists. Christian stomps Garcia around then soaks up the heat. Christian mocks Greensboro like he can’t hear them, then he stalks Garcia to a corner.

Garcia fires haymakers in return, but Christian knees low! Christian turns Garcia for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Garcia toughs it out but Christian CHOKES him on ropes! Garcia punches at the knee but Christian lets off at 4. The fans boo but The Patriarchy applauds. Christian stands Garcia up to snapmare and then ELBOW him down! Christian mocks the Garcia dance, then just flexes. The fans boo more but Christian CLAWS at Garcia’s face! The ref counts, Christian lets off, then chinlocks and digs his knee into Garcia’s back. The fans rally, Garcia fights up and he throws body shots! Garcia fires off from all sides in the corner!

The fans fire up, Garcia climbs up, but Christian SHOVES Garcia down to the floor! Then Christian SUPER CROSSBODIES! Credit to Christian for going high risk, and both men are down on the outside. The ring count climbs, but Nick & Killswitchasaurus are there to check on Christian. Christian stands at 5 of 10 but Garcia follows. Christian brings Garcia around at 7 and puts him in at 8. Christian still wants to end this in the ring, and he slaps Garcia around. “You want my championship? Make your father proud!” Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.

The fans rally for Garcia but Christian chicken wings. Garcia slips free to CHOP BLOCK! Garcia gets the leg, to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then he STOMPS that leg! Now Christian’s ankle must really be bothering him! And therefore, ANKLE LOCK! Christian rolls and kicks free, kicks low and he TOSSES Garcia out! Christian actually hobbles now, and Garcia gets in, only for Christian to TOSS him out the other side! Christian walks off the pain while Garcia slowly rises. Christian sees Garcia drag himself up to the apron, and then BLASTS Garcia back to the floor! The fans boo but Christian seems to want the count-out now.

The count climbs, Garcia flounders around at 3 of 10, and drags himself up at 5! Christian ROCKS Garcia, to then HOTSHOT him back down! The count restarts, Nick wants it to be faster but the ref tells him to shut it. Garcia rises again at 7, but Christian POSTS him! Garcia falls again and the count resets. Garcia drags himself up at 4 of 10, but Nick runs in! Garcia TOSSES Nick into the timekeeper’s area! No Champion’s Advantage by disqualification for Christian! Garcia flounders over, we’re at 7 of 10! Garcia rises and steps in at 9, only for Christian to throw hands! Garcia hits back and the fans fire up!

The shots go back and forth, Garcia fires off a flurry! Then he climbs up to CLUB away on Christian! Christian staggers away, Garcia whips, but Christian reverses. Garcia ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Christian goes to a corner, Garcia pulls the turtleneck up and over Christian’s face! Christian can’t see as Garcia rains down the fists! The fans count along, all the way to nine, and then Garcia does his dance on Christian’s face! And then TEN! The fans fire up while Christian gets the turtleneck out of the way. Garcia runs but Christian ELBOWS him away. Christian goes up, but Garcia gets him for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW!

Garcia reels Christian in but Christian back drops, only for Garcia to sunset flip! TWO, and Garcia hurries to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Christian hits low! Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes! The ref counts, Christian hops off and then has to slide out because of the bad leg. But Garcia blocks the uppercut to ROCK Christian! Garcia then aims to WRECK Christian with a dropkick! Christian staggers around, Garcia whips him into steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, but Luchasaurus shouts at Garcia. Garcia glares at the dinosaur, then chases after Christian. Mother Shayna acts as an obstacle, but Garcia still pursues Christian into the ring.

Christian asks for mercy from Garcia, but the fans boo. Garcia blocks the cheap kick, but Christian blocks the uppercut! Christian chicken wings the arms but Garcia elbows free. So Christian dragon sleepers for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Garcia stays in this but Christian says he’s going up. The fans boo but Christian climbs. DIVING HEADBUTT but Garcia dodges, and has the ANKLE LOCK!! Christian flails, reaches out, but Garcia drags him away from ropes! Christian scrambles around, rolls and sends Garcia away. Garcia comes back but into a mule kick! Christian goes up, but Garcia waistlocks!

Garcia pries Christian from the corner, and hits the SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Christian stays in this but Garcia reels him in. Christian trips Garcia, to CATAPULT him into buckles! Christian distracts the ref while crawling away, and Luchasaurus grabs Garcia’s throat! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! The fans boo as Luchasaurus gets away with one! Christian climbs up, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives and The Patriarchy is furious! Luchasaurus is so mad, he throws off his shoulder pad! But wait, DADDY MAGIC attacks! The fans are thunderous as Menard RAMS Luchasaurus into the apron, then POSTS him!

But then Menard turns around and Mother Shayna stares him down. Daddy Magic dares her to do something, but she just laughs. Menard blocks the slap! But Luchasaurus is up! Menard fires off hands on Luchasaurus and they go up the ramp! The fans cheer as Menard takes away the rook on Christian’s chessboard! Christian still aims, runs in, but the bad leg stops the spear! Garcia gets Christian with a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!? Christian survives and shocks everyone! Even Shayna didn’t think he’d kick out! Christian drags himself to ropes, he grabs the arms, but Garcia powers through to jackknife bridge! ROPEBREAK!!

The fans boo but Garcia miscalculated! Shayna distracts the ref, Nick hits a CUTTER in the ropes!! Christian chicken wings Garcia for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The rook was taken, but Garcia forgot about the pawn! With all these pieces on the board, will anyone ever knock Captain Charisma off his throne?

 

AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson!

Speaking of thrones, The Mad King still holds the three belts that define this modern American Triple Crown. But even more than these titles, he is looking to win Bryan’s respect. Will Eddie slay the American Dragon and make him shake his hand? Or will Bryan make his last year as a wrestler a golden one?

Renee Paquette is at gorilla with Eddie, saying tonight is all about respect, and perhaps the lack thereof from Bryan, who crowned Eddie “The King of the Bums.” Eddie is the first Continental Crown Champion, and he dedicates tonight’s match to Jun Akiyama. The music hits and Eddie heads out. The introductions are made, the three belts are raised, and we see who leaves Greensboro holding them all!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as Eddie and Bryan stare down. The two circle, feel things out, and test the waters. They circle, knuckle lock, but Bryan kicks! Eddie shrugs that off to give a kick of his own. Bryan kicks again and Eddie hobbles away. The fans rally and duel as the two reset. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, but the ref counts. Eddie lets off slowly, but Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Bryan dodges the chop again, and Eddie shrugs that off. Eddie and Bryan circle again, test the waters again, and Bryan connects with a kick to the knee! Eddie hobbles back and Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Eddie scowls and resets with Bryan. Eddie dares Bryan to kick, so Bryan kicks the leg! Eddie still eggs Bryan on, then blocks the kick to fire off body shots! They end up in a corner, Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Eddie just shouts at Bryan and storms up on him! Bryan and Eddie feel things out, Bryan avoids another chop. Eddie keeps pushing forward, but Bryan blocks the chop! Bryan reels Eddie in for a fireman’s carry takeover, cover, ONE! Bryan clinches Eddie on the mat but Eddie fights around. Eddie gets his leg guard up but Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands back up.

Bryan and Eddie circle as the fans rally up again. They tie up, Eddie snapmares and KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan blocks that chop, Eddie stands him up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bryan blocks again but Eddie powers him to the corner, for CHOP after CHOP! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Bryan blocks the last one, so Eddie HEADBUTTS! And SAIDOS! The fans fire up while Bryan bails out. Eddie hobbles but he builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Bryan but Eddie clutches the bad leg. Perhaps that was double-edged but Eddie still brings Bryan to the apron. And he CHOPS again!

Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, but then Bryan ducks! Eddie’s hand hits POST! Bryan then turns Eddie around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! The ring count is climbing but Bryan stands at 5 of 10. “This is Awesome!” already as Bryan drags Eddie up. Bryan wrenches the and bends the fingers, then drags Eddie into the ring with the wristlock. Bryan shifts to top wristlock, and he bends the fingers! Eddie has the ROPEBREAK, but Bryan doesn’t let go! Bryan isolates the arm to STOMP it! Eddie leans on ropes, Bryan goes up the corner, and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS the shoulder!

Eddie rests against ropes again, and Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And then goes up a corner, to MISSILE DROPKICK Eddie down! The fans rally and duel while Bryan grabs the bad arm and twists the wrist. Bryan bends the fingers, tortures the entire arm, then isolates it again. Bryan STOMPS it again! Eddie clutches the elbow while fans are torn. Bryan doesn’t hesitate, he goes up the corner. Eddie stands, Bryan leaps, but Eddie catches him! EXPLODER! There’s part of the shoutout to Jun Akiyama! The fans fire up again while Eddie shakes out the bad arm. Bryan stands, and Eddie CHOPS!

Eddie clutches the arm, that chop was double-edged. Bryan runs up, Eddie clinches again, but Bryan wrenches the bad arm. Eddie refuses to be brought down and he DDTS Bryan! Cover, TWO, but Eddie clamps on the STRETCH PLUM! Bryan endures, and he powers free of Eddie’s bad arm! Bryan twists the wrist again, wrangles Eddie down, and once again isolates the arm! But Eddie rolls back to sit up and facelock! Bryan wrenches free of that, but ends up getting HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS from Eddie! Eddie uses the BCC signature, then he half nelsons Bryan. Bryan resists, arm-drags free, and then runs up to DROPKICK in the corner!

Eddie stays standing and the fans fire up. Bryan pie faces Eddie, then KICKS! Bryan goes corner to corner to DROPKICK again! Eddie wobbles, Bryan KICKS him! Bryan runs again, but Eddie dodges! Bryan tumbles, Eddie runs up, but Bryan gets around to full nelson! Eddie drops but Bryan KICKS him! Bryan then drags Eddie up, to DRAGON SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and the fans fire up again! Bryan seethes, and he paces around Eddie. Bryan grabs the bad arm, stands Eddie up and wrenches, to ELBOW BREAKER! Eddie backs up to a corner, and Bryan CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS!

Bryan KICKS and CHOPS Eddie again, then HEADBUTTS! Bryan hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, but Eddie fires headbutts in return! Bryan falls back, but comes right back, only to get forearms! Bryan drops back again, but then runs up to DROPKICK! Eddie stays up top but he’s dazed now. Bryan climbs up the corner again, stands Eddie up and underhooks him, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Then a roll into the omoplata! Eddie fights but Bryan shifts to make this a modified RINGS OF SATURN! Eddie endures, even though his bad arm is being pulled way back! The fans rally as hard as they can, and Eddie fights around!

Eddie gets his bad arm free, then pushes his way to the ROPEBREAK! The fans are torn but Bryan lets go cleanly. Bryan scowls, then sits Eddie up. Bryan bends the fingers, then throws HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” Eddie is a bobblehead, so Bryan brings him up. But Eddie fights the suplex and ENZIGIRIS! Then URAKEN!! Even though it was the bad arm! Bryan runs up, Eddie catches him! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Eddie is frustrated, but the fans rally back up! Eddie and Bryan slowly rise, and Eddie goes to ropes.

Eddie storms his way back to Bryan as the fans duel. Eddie hauls Bryan up but Bryan slips free of the Canadian Rack, but runs into an URAKEN!! Bryan goes to the corner, runs up, and he PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! Then “YES! YES! YES!” from Bryan before the BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Eddie survives and shocks everyone! Bryan grabs the arms, he stands over Eddie, and he rains down DRAGON STOMPS! Eddie sputters but Bryan just stomps more! Then Bryan drags Eddie into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Eddie flails, grabs at Bryan but Bryan bends the fingers! Eddie claws at Bryan, CLUBS him, but Bryan just squeezes tighter!

Eddie is turning red while the fans fire up both ways! The ref checks Eddie, and Eddie comes back to life! Eddie drags Bryan back with him, and has the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go and reminds us all, he has ’til five. Bryan is frustrated and maybe confused as how Eddie survives, but the fans continue to duel. Bryan waits on Eddie to sit up, and he KICKS! Eddie snarls and glares at Bryan. Bryan KICKS Eddie, but Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie eggs Bryan on, so Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Eddie tries to grab at Bryan but Bryan just KICKS him again! And BUZZ- NO, Eddie swats it!

Bryan tries again, Eddie ducks it and HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bryan’s right up!! SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! But Eddie’s right up! HALF ‘N’ HALF again!! Bryan tumbles away and the fans are thunderous! It’s a standing ovation! Eddie and Bryan stir, “This is Awesome!” Eddie and Bryan sit up, then lean on each other as they stand. They trade body shots and palm strikes, and Eddie fires a flurry! Bryan returns it, the shots continue to go back and forth. Eddie uses his one good hand to SLAP and CHOP Bryan around! Bryan wobbles, and Eddie reels him in! But the bad arm won’t let him lift, so Eddie gives Bryan KAWADA KICKS!

Bryan SLAPS! And SLAPS! And SLAPS again! Bryan winds up, but Eddie JABS! And then paint brushes with the good hand! Eddie reels Bryan in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims from the corner, “YES! YES! YES!” BUSAIKU- LARIAT!! Eddie hauls Bryan up, and POWERBOMBS! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still AEW Continental Triple Crown Champion)

The fans again give this a standing ovation because The Mad King keeps his crown! Eddie stands to bow in respect to Greensboro, but the real moment of truth is: Will Bryan show respect to Eddie? Bryan slowly sits back up, perhaps coming to terms with reality. Eddie waits, and Bryan hears the fans chant, “Shake His Hand! Shake His Hand!” Bryan looks down at himself, then up at Eddie. Eddie steps forward, and says forget it. Bryan isn’t doing it, so why is he sticking around? But then Bryan says hold on. Bryan stands, and holds out his hand! Eddie steps forward, but Bryan pulls it away. Fans boo but Bryan says hold on, hold on.

Bryan says Eddie really is that good, and he shakes Eddie’s hand! Bryan raises Eddie’s hand in victory and respect, and the fans cheer! The American Dragon finally shows The Mad King respect, is this another turning point in Eddie’s career?

 

All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin!

While a Triple Threat determines the AEW World Championship later tonight, a massive 8 Man free-for-all decides who is next in line! The Ocho, The Murderhawk Monster, the Don Callis Family’s force of nature, the Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, The Machine, the CMLL Mexican National Tag Team Champion, or Top Flight’s Angel Dorado. That is quite the all-star line-up, but who becomes a true star after tonight?

Given how much The Undisputed Kingdom has riding on this match, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett and even ADAM COLE BAYBAY are here to accompany Wardlow to the ring. But even so, the Greensboro choir still sings Judas for Jericho. The bell rings and it is chaos! Wardlow and Hobbs mug Jericho, Archer is after Magnus, and Cage TOSSES Dante so he can go after Hook! Archer stomps Magnus in a corner, Jericho’s literally on the ropes, and Cage has Hook in a corner. Jericho falls out, Archer TOSSES Magnus out, and then Cage carries Hook around! Cage TOSSES Hook onto Jericho! And fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!”

Archer, Cage, Hobbs and Wardlow all have a corner, we might get Meat Madness after all! The fans fire up as these behemoths all eye each other. Wardlow and Cage have a quick flex-off, but then Hobbs joins in. The fans fire up, Archer says he can’t see any of them down there. The flexing continues, but then Cage eggs everyone on. Archer and Cage RAM shoulders at the same time Wardlow and Hobbs RAM each other! No one falls, they all egg each other on, so Cage and Hobbs RAM Archer and Wardlow! Archer and Wardlow RAM Cage and Hobbs! Cage and Hobbs run to LARIAT, but Archer and Wardlow don’t fall!

The fans chant “MEAT!” with each collision as Archer and Wardlow LARIAT back! All four men stay up so the “MEAT!” LARIATS fly! Cage gets around Archer, Archer ELBOWS Cage but Cage SUPERKICKS! Archer BOOTS Cage down! Wardlow dodges Hobbs to BOOT him, then clothesline him up and out! Archer then shoves Wardlow as the fans chant “MEAT FOREVER!” The forearms fly back and forth, the fans continue with “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Wardlow ROCKS Archer, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but Archer dodges! Archer comes back to ELBOW Wardlow! Archer knuckle locks and goes up the corner!

The fans chant “BEAT THAT MEAT!” as Archer goes Old School, and MOONSAULTS! The fans fire up and then Hobbs runs in! Archer BOOTS Hobbs, ROCKS him, and knuckle locks again! Archer goes back up and again goes Old School! But Hobbs catches Archer to a SPINEBUSTER! But Cage is back, he fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Wardlow storms in to fireman’s carry! Cage slips free, shoves, but Wardlow ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans are thunderous, but Jericho is back to CODE BREAKER! Fans boo the end to the meaty goodness and Jericho covers, but Hook breaks it!

Magnus gets in, he and Hook throw hands, and then Dante joins in! Jericho CHOPS Hook so Hook CHOPS Jericho! Magnus and Dante go back and forth with CHOPS of their own! Jericho says they can meat it up, and they all run. They RAM shoulders, and this is more like Lean Meat Madness! They go again, RAM into each other, and Jericho says again! They keep going, they RAM some more, then they BLAST the behemoths off the apron! Jericho goes up to CROSSBODY Hobbs down! Hook, Dante and Magnus look around, just as aware of the monsters as of each other. Dante DIVES to take out Wardlow! Magnus TORNILLOS Archer!

Hook isn’t a flyer, but he figures what the hell, it’s Revolution! Hook goes up and SUPER CROSSBODIES Cage! The fans fire up as all eight men are down around ringside! Dante and Magnus return, Dante kicks and whips. Magnus reverses, runs up, but Dante puts him on the apron. Magnus GAMANGIRIS, goes up, but Dante GAMANGIRIS back! Wardlow and Archer return, Wardlow kicks Archer and puts him in a corner. Meanwhile, Hobbs climbs a corner while Jericho slides in! Jericho ROCKS Hobbs first, goes up after him, Cage SMACKS Hook off the apron! Cage gets in, and he drags Hook up! Dante SUPERPLEXES Magnus!

Jericho SUPERPLEXES Hobbs! Wardlow SUPER DUPER PLEXES Archer! And then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Hook! Dante is back up to MAMBA SPLASH Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Dante can’t believe it! Hook and Archer bails out, as does Wardlow. Cage follows suit, Magnus soon after. Dante and Jericho are still in the ring. Jericho runs up, Dante goes up and over and Jericho hits ropes! Dante then FLIES out onto Cage! Dante builds speed, but he doesn’t quite clear the ropes! He still tumbles his way into taking out Hobbs and Archer! Dante then goes right back up to CROSSBODY Jericho! Cover, TWO!!

Magnus gets in, he runs up, gets around Dante and drop toeholds! Then he dials it up, 619! Then slingshot  somersault CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Dante survives but Magnus runs up to get around and underhook! BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! The fans rally with Magnus and he runs to clothesline Dante in a corner! Magnus sits Dante down, runs up, METEORA! Magnus drags Dante to the drop zone, goes up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Archer positions Magnus for a SUPER HIP TOSS! The fans fire up as Archer storms around. Archer choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Magnus! Cover, TWO!! Archer is furious but the ref defends his count!

Archer storms after Magnus, puts him up top and ROCKS him! Then he crucifix lifts, but Jericho kicks Archer! Archer kicks Jericho, but Magnus CLUBS Archer! Jericho & Magnus DOUBLE SUPLEX Archer! Jericho and Magnus run, DOUBLE LIONSAULTS!! The fans are thunderous and Jericho makes the cover, TWO!! Hobbs CLOBBERS Jericho, SPLASHES Magnus, but Arche clamps on! Hobbs breaks free, runs and LEAPING LARIATS! Hobbs scoops Archer for a POWERSLAM! But Dante is back! Hobbs ducks the enzigiri but Dante rolls, runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Cage SUPERKICKS Hobbs, runs up and UPPERCUTS! LARIAT! Wrench and SAIDO! Cage fires up, but Hook is here! The fans fire up and these two fire off! Hook gets the edge but Cage kicks low! Hook gets around, but Cage fights the T-Bone Plex! Short arm LARIAT! Wardlow is back, he ducks the discus lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Archer waistlocks, Wardlow switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Magnus is back, GERMAN SUPLEX for him! Dante runs up, Wardlow SUPERKICKS, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Wardlow SPINEBUSTERS Cage, rolls him into position, but Hook hops on! REDRUM!!

Wardlow lets Cage go to claw at the hold, but he’s fading fast! Hook even has the body scissors!! Jericho hurries to get the legs! Jericho turns Wardlow over, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Wardlow endures double submissions, but Cage SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Cage pries Hook off of Cage, fireman’s carries, but Hook slips free! Jericho BOOTS Cage into Hook’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho and Hook, the oldest and the youngest, stare down. The fans fire up but Jericho CHOPS away! Jericho whips, Hook kicks back! Jericho swings, into the EL CAMINO! Hook runs up again, wrenches, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!!

Jericho just barely gets outta that, and Hobbs TOSSES Hook! Hobbs ROCKS Jericho, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Jericho dodges, Hobbs’ splash puts him on the apron! Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS Hobbs down! Jericho hurries out  after Hobbs but Hobbs hits back! Hobbs scoops, to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM to the floor! The straps come down, and Hobbs gears up. Hobbs runs in, into A DRY ICE MACHINE?!? The fog blinds Hobbs while the hardware knocks him down! Cage gets Hook back in the ring, runs corner to corner, but Hook BOOTS him! Cage swings again, Hook dodges, but runs into a JUMP KNEE!

Cage fireman’s carries, but Wardlow gets in. Cage F5s Hook, but Wardlow kicks Cage! Cage wrenches out, JUMP KNEE! Cage spins, into a HEADBUTT! Wardlow winds up to LARIAT!! Wardlow reels Cage in, hoists him up, POWERBOMB!! Dante rolls Wardlow up, TWO!! SUPESRKICK! Magnus is back but Dante has him for the HALF NELSON BOMB! But Archer drags Dante right off the cover! Dante breaks free but Archer LARIATS him down! Archer then hauls Dante up for an APRON- NO, Dante slips free to GAMANGIRI! Dante springboards, NOSEDIVE!! Cover, TWO!! Dante hurries to run, but Wardlow POUNCES him outta the air!!

Wardlow clotheslines Archer up and out, then he roars! But Hook is back, for REDRUM!! Wardlow throws Hook off, HEADBUTTS then wind-up LARIATS!! Wardlow hauls Dante back up, reels him in, and hits the LAST RIDE!!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)

Wardlow promised it, and he kept that promise! Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page better be ready, because whoever wins tonight will be in for a war!

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom!

Speaking of the Undisputed Kingdom, they’ve been throwing everything at Best Friends, all in hopes of taking this title away from Cassidy. Freshly Squeezed may be bandaged and bruised, but will he continue to find a way to win? Or is this where the Savior of the Backbreaker beats the pulp out of him once and for all?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if this title becomes undisputed!

The bell rings and Strong runs up but Cassidy gets under! Ghost pin, TWO!! Strong dodges the orange Punch, Cassidy dodges the lariat but Strong fights the hooks. Strong suplexes, Cassidy cradle counters, TWO! Things keep moving, and Cassidy goes Matrix! But Strong stops Cassidy from getting hands in pockets, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Cassidy stands into a CHOP! Cassidy bails out and the fans rally but Strong pursues. Strong CHOPS Cassidy, CHOPS again, and then gives him a RAILING BACKBREAKER! The fans boo but Strong eggs them on. Strong drags Cassidy up to CLUB him down.

The ring count climbs, Strong puts Cassidy in. Strong then has Cassidy on the apron, CLUBS him, and lifts, but Cassidy HOTSHOTS while he gets fere! Cassidy then DIVES and Strong hits barriers! The fans fire up as Cassidy puts Strong in. Cassidy climbs and CROSSBODIES! But his ribs won’t let him cover! Strong lifts Cassidy for the atomic SLAM! Strong drags Cassidy back up, for another BACKBREAKER! And then another BACKBREAKER! And another! Cassidy endures as Strong hits another BACKBREAKER! And then one more BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy isn’t broken yet but Strong CLUBS him in the ribs.

Strong puts Cassidy in a corner, CHOPS him, and Cassidy sputters as he flounders against ropes. The fans boo, Strong tells them to shut up, and he CHOPS Cassidy again! Strong drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Cassidy falls in a heap! Strong mockingly asks, “How’s it feel?” Strong drags Cassidy right up, shoves him in a corner, and he fires forearms into the ribs! Strong taunts Cassidy, “You like this?” And he CHOPS again! The fans chant “Roddy Sucks!” but he says Cassidy sucks. Strong whips corner to corner again, Cassidy tumbles up and out and bumps Strong off buckles!

Cassidy goes side to side with buckle bumps and back again! Forearm, buckle bump, repeat! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off then dribbles away! Strong falls back, Cassidy grits his teeth and the fans rally. Cassidy climbs but Strong ROCKS him first. Strong climbs up and gut wrenches Cassidy for a SUPER BUCKLE BACKBREAKER!! The fans lose their minds while Cassidy writhes and flounders on the floor! Strong goes out to fetch Cassidy, pushes him into the ring and brings him to a corner, to bend Cassidy against the post! The ref counts and the fans boo, but Strong lets go at 4.

Strong storms into the ring to mock the fans, “This is your champ?!” Strong kicks Cassidy around and eggs him on. The fans boo but Strong keeps mocking Cassidy. Strong smirks as he kicks and stomps at Cassidy, then brings him up. Strong CHOPS, but Cassidy stays up! Cassidy shakes his head, stands up tall, and Strong CHOPS again! Cassidy drops to his knees and Strong eggs the fans on. Strong stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy drops before the chop! Strong is amused, and he brings Cassidy back up. Cassidy slips under, ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but the DDT is blocked! GUTBUSTER! Or maybe more a rib breaker!

Strong suplexes, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Strong still gets another BACKBREAKER in! The fans rally, Strong gets the legs, BOSTON CRAB! Cassidy endures as Strong sits deep, but Cassidy reaches out! Cassidy crawls, the fans rally, and Cassidy has the ROPEBREAK! Strong lets go at 4, then he storms back up. Strong blocks a kick and he YANKS Cassidy into a BACKBREAKER! And then the STRONG HOLD! The knee digs into the back and ribs, but Cassidy refuses to give up! The fans rally harder and Cassidy fights his way back around! He twists, but Strong makes it a cover! ONE and Cassidy BOOTS Strong away!

Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Both men are down but Cassidy gets to the apron! Cassidy climbs and leaps, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO! Strong survives and Cassidy grits his teeth. The fans rally as Cassidy rises, and he “unleashes” kicks on Strong. Then he ramps up to stomp and stomp and stomp! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off! Cassidy then waits on Strong to get up, and he goes back to a corner. Cassidy aims again, and he’s copying Adam Cole! PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives Cole’s best move but Cassidy loads up his. The elbow pad is off, but Strong catches Cassidy, HALF NELSON BACKBREAKER!

Strong underhooks Cassidy, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Strong fights that to STRONG KNEE! Strong keeps moving, ORANGE PUNCH!! The fans are thunderous as Cassidy staggers back to Alabama Lift, but the back gives up! Cassidy uses ropes for support, BEACH BREAK!! But Cassidy has to crawl to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Strong survives by a literal foot and Cassidy can’t believe it! The fans rally and Cassidy goes back to a corner. Cassidy reloads again, but that back is holding him back. Cassidy gets frustrated, the fans rally harder, and Cassidy stands! STRONG KNEE!! END OF HEARTACHE!!! Cover, RODDY WINS!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

Taven & Bennett celebrate with Strong, because now the Undisputed Kingdom has even more gold! And perhaps the most shocking of all, Strong did this one clean! Is nothing going to stop them from making AEW their kingdom? WAIT! IS THAT KYLE O’REILLY!? The fans are thunderous as Kyle has returned to AEW and is staring down his former friend! But then he smiles, and hugs it out with Roddy! Bennett hands Kyle his shirt to make this official! Kyle takes the shirt, and he is really emotional. Kyle then puts the shirt back on Strong and whispers something to him. Kyle is happy to see Roddy again, but is he not Undisputed?

 

FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are former tag team champions from not just AEW but ROH, AAA and WWE. However, the Blackpool Combat Club has had similar accomplishments, so they don’t see what the fuss is all about. Will Dax & Cash still be #TopGuys after tonight? Or is there about to be a Paradigm Shift in the world of tag team wrestling?

Speaking of tag team wrestling, The Maniac & The Swiss Superman are saying ohhhhhh, what a rush! They’re dressed like the Road Warriors, Hawk & Animal! They’ve been taking shots at FTR honoring the past, is this their parody of it? The teams sort out and Dax starts against Claudio. Dax paces around but Claudio stays put like a statue. The two tie up, Dax headlocks, but Claudio powers up and out. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, then cradles, TWO! Claudio has the cradle, ONE!! The two reset and the fans rally. Claudio and Dax tie up, Claudio headlocks but Dax powers out. Claudio sunset flips, TWO! Dax stacks, TWO!

The fans rally and duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” as Claudio has a sunset flip, TWO! Claudio has a ghost pin, TWO! Dax gets up but Claudio stays close. They cool off, reset, and feel things out. They knuckle lock, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax goes to a corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS again. Claudio pie faces Dax around, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then reels Claudio in, but Claudio fights the suplex! They go around, end up in ropes, the ref calls for a break but they end up in a corner first. The ref gets in there, the two finally let off, but then they start throwing SLAPS! They SLAP and SLAP and Dax wobbles!

The fans fire up, Dax frowns and Claudio eggs him on. Claudio then UPPERCUTS, but Dax CHOPS! Now Claudio wobbles, but he UPPERCUTS! Dax CHOPS, Claudio takes a breath, and he UPPERCUTS! Dax SLAPS, SLAPS and fires fast hands! Claudio hits back, the fans fire up for this scrap, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax down! Claudio still has to stagger back and lean against ropes, and he tags out to Moxley. The fans rally up and Dax tags Cash. Cash and Moxley circle, tie up, and Cash headlocks. Moxley powers up and out but Cash runs him over! Cash headlocks to grind Moxley down but Moxley fights up.

Moxley powers Cash to the corner, CHOPS and pie faces on repeat! Then Moxley whips corner to corner but Cash reverses and back drops on the rebound! Cash whips Moxley to DROPKICK him down, then covers, ONE!! Cash CHOPS Moxley, UPPERCUTS him to a corner, and CHOPS again! UPPERCUT! CHOP! Tag to Dax, and FTR mugs Moxley! The fans fire up and Cash lets off to fire Greensboro up more. Dax CHOPS and the fans “WOO~!” Dax whips, Moxley KICKS back, and then Moxley gets Dax over to tag Claudio. The BCC mugs Dax now, and Claudio UPPERCUTS, CHOPS and repeats!

Claudio HEADBUTTS, body shots, and knees low. Claudio whips but Dax kicks back! And RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! The fans fire up as Dax stomps Claudio, then claws his face into the chinlock, to then ELBOW Claudio in the nose! Tag to Cash, they whip, trip and elbow drop! Then Cash basement dropkicks! Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio to a corner, then CHOPS! Claudio sputters but Cash bumps him off buckles. Cash CHOPS again, then puts Claudio in an open corner to CHOP! Cash climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count along, Cash goes to TEN, but Claudio DUMPS Cash to the apron, then Cash falls to the floor!

The ref has Claudio stay back, but Moxley sneaks in to send Cash into railing! Claudio tags Moxley, and he fetches Cash to then bring him around. Moxley makes Cash straddle the railing! Then Moxley LARIATS Cash down! Cash falls into the front row, but Moxley goes up and over to fetch him. Moxley fires forearms in that corner, but Cash fires back! They brawl, Moxley DUMPS Cash out, and then Moxley gets Cash into the ring. Tag to Claudio and the BCC keeps Cash down. Claudio gut wrenches and SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Cash stays in this but Claudio stays on him with a facelock.

Cash endures and the fans rally up. Cash fights up, he carries Claudio, but Claudio cranks the facelock! Cash still pushes forward, but Claudio powers him back. Cash back drops free! But Moxley tags in and he keeps Cash down with a facelock! The fans again duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” Moxley floats, ties up Cash’s legs, then headscissors Cash! Dax runs in to KICK Moxley in the back! Mox is mad but Cash is free to CHOP! Cash fires a forearm but Moxley pokes him in the eye! Tag to Claudio and he KICKS Cash from the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Cash toughs it out but Claudio stomps a hand! The fans rally, Claudio UPPERCUTS into a backslide! TWO!

Tag to Moxley, he and Claudio keep Cash back, then Moxley DECKS Cash! Moxley puts Cash under the ropes to GUILLOTINE him! The ref is busy keeping Dax back, and Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash on the apron! Moxley drags Cash up to CHOP! Moxley puts Cash on the top rope, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Cash’s back! The ref reprimands but Moxley BITES Cash’s forehead! Moxley then SUPERPLEXES Cash down! Cover, TWO! Cash isn’t done yet but Moxley tags Claudio. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash, covers, TWO! Tag back to Moxley, the BCC mugs Cash, and Cash staggers to a corner.

Moxley stands on Cash’s head, the ref reprimands but Moxley lets off. Moxley talks trash that FTR is nothing! Moxley then goes corner to corner, but Cash LARIATS him down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Moxley flounders away, staggers around, hot tags to Claudio and Dax! Dax JABS, JABS and JABS then fires haymakers! Dax DECKS Moxley, CHOPS and ROCKS Claudio on repeat! Moxley CLUBS Dax, whips him, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Claudio runs up, but Dax gets around! O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Dax keeps moving, Claudio pops him up but Dax makes it a cradle! TWO!! Dax kicks low, suplexes, but Claudio slips free! Claudio kicks, reels him in, but Cash makes the save! Dax ROCKS Claudio, tags Cash, and then gets Claudio up! Cash climbs but Claudio powers out! Claudio POSTS Dax while Cash leaps over, but Moxley ROCKS Cash! Cash staggers into a LARIAT from Claudio! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and Claudio seethes while the fans rally up. Dax is busted open from hitting steel, but Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Claudio eggs Cash on, UPPERCUTS him again, and then soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Claudio stands Cash up to UPPERCUT but into a backslide! Claudio fights that, but Dax tags in! Claudio ROCKS Cash but Dax HOTSHOTS! Cash UPPERCUTS then pops Claudio up, DOOMSDAY POWERSLAM COUNTER!! Moxley BODIES Cash outta the ring, Claudio covers Dax, TWO!! Dax is sputtering and his head is spouting blood! Claudio gets Dax up, tags Moxley, and they set up for the ASSISTED AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and has a crimson mask. Claudio CLOBBERS Cash while Moxley paces around. Moxley kicks Dax, eggs him on, so Dax stands up. Dax fires a forearm so Moxley gives it back!

The fans rally as the forearms go back and forth! Dax snarls through the pain and the blood, the forearms keep going! Moxley eggs Dax on so Dax JABS! Moxley JABS, they throw shot after shot! Moxley KICKS the leg, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Cash kept Claudio outta the ring on that one, but now Claudio boots him back. Claudio runs up, but he’s sent into barriers! Dax dodges Moxley, backslides, TWO! Cash is up, Dax reels Moxley in, MIND BREAKER PILEDRIVER!! Cash DIVES into Claudio, Dax covers Moxley, TWO!! Moxley survives and the fans fire up again!

Dax is frustrated, and that crimson mask continues to grow. Moxley goes to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Dax storms up. Dax reels Moxley back in, hoists him up top, and then coordinates with Cash. Dax CHOPS Moxley, climbs up after him, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Moxley fires body shots, hops down and gets around, and he Electric Chair Lifts Dax! Claudio goes up and up, UPPERCUT DOOMSDAY!! But Cash SPLASHES the cover!! All four men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio, Moxley and Dax go back to firing forearms.

The brawl is going on, Moxley fires headbutts! But Dax clotheslines Moxley up and out! Then he ROCKS Claudio! Claudio fires shots on Dax, then swings, but is sent to Cash! Claudio blocks a kick to fire uppercuts! But he runs into SHATTER- NO, Claudio catches Dax, Moxley gives Cash a CUTTER! GIANT SWING! Dax goes around and around, a demented sprinkler with all that blood! Moxley DROPKICKS Dax outta the swing! Cover, TWO?!? Dax survives and shocks everyone! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Moxley BITES Dax’s bloody forehead! Cash sends Claudio into railing!

Moxley puts Dax up top, climbs up after him, and he elbows away at the bloody forehead! Moxley gets TEN, then BITES the wound again!! Dax SPITS in Moxley’s face then ROCKS him! But Claudio’s back to BOOT Dax! Moxley & Claudio both climb up, but Cash SHOVES Claudio down! Cash gets Moxley off the corner, Dax adjusts, BULLDOG BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!? Moxley survives, roars to his feet, but runs into SHATTER MACHINE!!! Cover, Claudio YANKS Dax away!! Cash ROCKS Claudio, builds speed and DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Claudio brings Cash around, reels him in, NEUTRALIZER to the floor!

But Dax gets Claudio, PILEDRIVER to the floor! Dax hurries in, Moxley catches him! PARADIMG- NO, Dax wrenches out! Moxley fights the piledriver, Dax sunset flips, but Moxley rolls Dax! DEATH RIDER!! Moxley crawls to a cover, TWO?!? And ghost pin! TWO!!! Moxley facelocks, then floats, REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Claudio keeps Cash out but Cash kicks and kicks and kicks! Cash gets free, he rushes over but Claudio snatches him into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!! FTR is stuck in double submissions!! The ref checks, Dax is OUT! BCC wins!!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The Top Guys were just taken out by a couple mean, nasty fighters! Does that mean the Blackpool Combat Club are the elite among the elite in tag team wrestling? Will they be the team primed to go after the tag titles after tonight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo!

Former friends turned bitter enemies is a tale as old as time in pro-wrestling. So then, will the leading lady of AEW take top billing in this 2024 remake of the classic tale? Or will The Virtuosa prove herself the true star of this Women’s Division?

Wait a minute! Deonna said she wanted the old Toni Storm, the rock ‘n’ roll and tough as nails Toni, and… Oh, wait, that’s Mariah May cosplaying. Well, she IS a superfan, so she’s got the moves down. “Timeless” Toni now makes her entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lives the Hollywood ending!

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. Deonna and Toni circle, tie up, and Toni arm-drags! Then she poses and the fans cheer. Deonna shrugs that off and resets with Toni. The fans duel as the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, then double knuckle lock, then Deonna wrenches and wrangles and arm-drags Toni away! Deonna takes a bow while the fans are torn. Toni kicks the ropes in frustration, then circles with Deonna again. Toni gets around to waistlock, but Deonna wrenches to wristlock back. Toni moves around, slips through, wrenches and wristlocks and wrangles Deonna.

Deonna rolls, stands, powers through and headlocks for the takeover. The fans cheer, Toni pulls hair and headscissors. Deonna turns Toni over, ties up the legs, and floats to slap Toni around. Deonna gets an arm, bends the fingers, but Toni gets the ROPEBREAK! Deonna lets off and Toni is a bit frustrated. The fans rally up as the two reset. They knuckle lock again, and Toni drops back, rolls to wrench and wristlock. Deonna wrenches to hammerlock, but Toni squats, headlocks, spins and hits the takeover. But Deonna headscissors right back! Deonna pushes up to add pressure but Toni endures.

The fans rally as Toni moves around. Toni headstands, pops free, then floats to the headlock. But Deonna wrenches right out to a wristlock. Toni pulls hair to put Deonna in a corner! Toni ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner, but Deonna goes up, under, baits Toni in and steps over to roll her up! FUJIWARA, but ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer the technical exchange while Deonna lets off slowly. Deonna drags Toni up, wrenches again, but Toni ROCKS her! And CHOPS her! Deonna fires back, the forearms fly and Deonna gets the edge! Deonna CHOPS but Toni knees low! Toni whips but Deonna KICKS and LARIATS!

The fans fire up while Toni bails out. Deonna keeps her eyes on Toni while Luther coaches Toni up. Deonna rallies the fans and runs in to WRECK Toni with a dropkick! Deonna puts Toni in but she glares at Luther. Deonna storm sin but Toni is right on her. Deonna wrenches to go for the arm! Toni RAMS Deonna into the corner, fires off hands, but lets off as the ref counts. The fans rally up, Toni whips but Deonna reverses! They almost run into the ref! Toni LOW BLOW MULE KICKS! Wait, what? And then Toni BULLDOGS Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Toni lets off.

The fans rally up while Toni paces around. Toni drags Deonna up, puts her through ropes, and then CHOKES her! The ref counts and reprimands, Toni throws Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni stays on Deonna with a chinlock, then shifts into a partial Camel Clutch! The fans rally while Deonna endures, but Toni HIP DROPS Deonna. Toni stomps Deonna, too, then swaggers around. Toni HEADBUTTS Deonna down, drags her back up, and then UPPERCUTS her back down. Toni soaks up the cheers and jeers, then brings Deonna up again. Toni reels Deonna in, but Deonna snaps to a cradle! TWO and Toni CLOBBERS Deonna!

Toni stands on Deonna’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then scuffs Deonna while she paces. The fans rally, Toni scuffs Deonna more, but Deonna stands. Toni pie faces, Deonna SLAPS! Toni CHOPS, SLAPS, then SLAPS again! Deonna drops to a knee, Toni stands her back up. Deonna ducks the slap to fire off forearms! The fans are torn, but Toni knees low! Toni whips, Deonna ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT! Deonna rallies on Toni now, then kicks low to run and KNEE LIFT! Then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll and FUJIWARA! Toni endures and the fans fire up! Toni flails, reaches out, and rolls free! But Deonna BOOTS her down!

The fans are torn as Deonna fires herself up! Deonna storms up to Toni, drags her up, and reels her in. But Toni wrenches out, swings, but into a BACKBREAKER and FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Deonna is frustrated but the fans rally back up. Toni crawls to a corner, Deonna takes aim, and Deonna runs in, but is tripped into buckles! Toni goes corner to corner and SWEET HIP MUSIC! Toni then drags Deonna up to a DDT! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Toni is beside herself! Luther coaches Toni, the fans rally up, and Toni drags Deonna back up. Toni reels her in but Deonna trips her to a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Toni blocks the boot!

Toni trips Deonna, BREAK A LEG ANKLE LOCK!! Deonna endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up again. Deonna crawls forward, but Toni drags her away! Deonna turns over, Toni turns her back. Deonna turns over again and BOOTS Toni to the apron! Deonna BOOTS Toni off the apron but Luther catches her! But Deonna is up on the corner to CROSSBODY them both down!! The fans fire up and Deonna hurries to put Toni in. Deonna storms in after Toni, dodges the haymaker to tilt-o-whirl, LA MYSTICA! FUJIWARA!! Toni endures, even as Deonna pushes way back! Toni rolls, Deonna rolls with her and keeps her from the ropes!

Toni continues to endure the Fujiwara Armbar, but she tucks and rolls to get a cover, TWO! Deonna has both arms now! Luther distracts the ref, the ref misses Toni tapping out! Mariah rushes in but Deonna BOOTS her down! Toni stands up to kick and reel Deonna in! STORM ZERO!! Cover, Toni wins!!

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

It took the entire supporting cast to make her look good, but Toni Storm is still our leading lady! Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from her now?

 

Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita!

The Aerial Assassin has finished with NJPW, and he is truly All Elite now! And to make his return to AEW truly special, Don Callis himself said this will be the match of a DECADE! The #BillyGoat and The Alpha battle as two of the best rope-to-rope wrestlers, and we’re about to see who’s the best! But the real question is, will the Family still be alright after tonight?

Speaking of Don Callis, he joins commentary to let us know, this is like Jordan VS Pippin 1v1! This is a dream match, the match of the decade, and you can all thank him for it! The bell rings and the fans fire up already! Ospreay and Takeshita circle, tie up, and Ospreay wrenches. Takeshita wrenches back, wristlocks, but Ospreay rolls, rolls and steps over to headlock. The fans sing “Ospreay~, Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay~! Ospreay~, Ospreay~!” Takeshita powers up but can’t power out of the headlock as Ospreay holds tight. Takeshita pulls hair, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay turns things around.

The two end up on ropes, the ref counts, and Ospreay SLAPS Takeshita! Ospreay headlocks, Takeshita powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Ospreay ducks the right to ROCK Takeshita! Ospreay whips, Takeshita reverses but Ospreay ducks ‘n ‘dodges and RANAS! The fans fire up and Ospreay blows them a kiss. Ospreay drags Takeshita up, CHOPS him, then bumps him off buckles. Ospreay CHOPS and Takeshita grits his teeth! The fans fire up as Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay CHOPS, Takeshita forearms, repeat! Takeshita fires a flurry, whips, but Ospreay reverses, only to get the TAKESHITA LINE!

Takeshita runs in at the corner to ROCK Ospreay, then keeps moving. Ospreay follows, Takeshita puts him on the apron, but Ospreay ROCKS Takeshita back! Ospreay goes up but Takeshita trips him up! Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, then climbs up after him. The fans rally, Takeshita stands Ospreay up and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay grits his teeth as he toughs it out, but Takeshita clamps on a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Ospreay down, but Ospreay endures. Takeshita steps over to trap a leg, but the fans rally. Ospreay fights around, even as Takeshita grinds him. Ospreay throws elbows, stands up, but Takeshita fireman’s carries!

Takeshita WASTELAND SLAMS, goes up the corner, and then SUPER SENTONS! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay still shows that grit but Takeshita drags him up. Takeshita whips, then catches Ospreay into a SLEEPER! The fans rally with “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” as Ospreay fights up, but Takeshita CLUBS him down! Fans boo but Takeshita soaks it up. Callis talks up Takeshita’s genetic advantage of height and length. Takeshita dragon sleepers Ospreay, to then CLUB him back down! The fans boo but Takeshita just soaks it all up. Takeshita stands Ospreay up but Ospreay CHOPS! Ospreay CHPOS again and Callis says those are stiff.

Ospreay UPPERCUTS, whips, but Takeshita reverses. Ospreay catches Takeshita to the COBRA TWIST! Takeshita endures, powers out with a hip toss, then goes after Ospreay. Ospreay BOOTS from the corner, goes up and out to springboard in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay stands, he fires shots on Takeshita, then whips. Takeshita reverses but Ospreay handsprings, NEURALIZER KICK! Takeshita tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up with “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay then aims to PLANCHA! Direct hit on Takeshita at the ramp! The fans fire up while Ospreay catches his breath.

Ospreay drags Takeshita up and puts him in, then reels him in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, ONE!! Takeshita shows that grit now, throwing it back at Ospreay. Ospreay says okay, and he drags Takeshita back up. Ospreay reels Takeshita in but Takeshita fights the lift. So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And winds up, to CHOP! Takeshita wobbles, Ospreay runs, but into a POP-UP LANDSLIDE! SICK KICK! The fans fire up as Ospreay bails out and Takeshita FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp!! The standing count starts and the fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The count passes 5 of 10 but both men are still down.

Takeshita sits up, he brings Ospreay up at 7 and puts him in the ring. Takeshita then goes up the corner and the fans rally. Takeshita vows to end it here, to SUPER DUPER SENTON onto knees!! Ospreay hurries to get Takeshita in a drop zone, then he goes up! LEAP OF FAITH but he has to bail out! Takeshita gets around, full nelsons, but Ospreay breaks that, only to get a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Ospreay escapes and Callis says that might’ve been the best German Suplex he’s seen in his 34 years in wrestling! Takeshita eggs Ospreay on, brings him up, and fires boxing elbows!

Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, ruins, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! But Takeshita GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Takeshita runs, into the SPANISH FLY!! The fans are thunderous, it’s a standing ovation! Callis says Takeshita’s ahead on points, but the fans just know “This is Awesome!” A standing count begins, both men are still down at 5! Takeshita and Ospreay sit up at 7, and then they head for each other. Ospreay throws a forearm, Takeshita fires one back! Ospreay throws another, but so does Takeshita! Ospreay growls as he stands back up. Takeshita also stands, the forearms keep going!

Ospreay wobbles, but he fires another, only for Takeshita to hit right back! Takeshita fires a flurry, but Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita winds up, but he falls over! The fans fire up while the ref checks Takeshita. Takeshita stands, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita staggers around, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita sits down but Ospreay wants him to get back up. Ospreay winds up, ROLLING ELBOW!! Takeshita falls and the fans are thunderous! The ref has Ospreay stay back so he can check Takeshita. Takeshita’s hands are contorted and he’s twitchy, but he tells the ref to leave him alone.

Ospreay walks over, brings Takeshita up, and gives him some mocking kicks in the corner. The ref counts, Ospreay still digs his boot in, but then Takeshita fights up! Takeshita roars, reels back, and ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay staggers, sputters, but he fires up! The fans fire up with Ospreay, but Takeshita ROCKS him again! Ospreay just uses that, and he headbutts the buckles! Ospreay blocks a shot, fires Kawada Kicks, but Takeshita DECKS him!! The ref checks Ospreay now while Takeshita stands up. Takeshita shakes out the cobwebs and winds up the arm. Takeshita runs, but Ospreay slips through!

Ospreay gets Takeshita up, Takeshita slips through! Takeshita gets Ospreay up, Ospreay pops free! HOOK KICK! Underhooks, but Takeshita fights that! So Ospreay ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous, Ospreay calls his shot and springboards, but flies into BLUE THUNDER!! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric and Callis says they’re all witnessing history! The fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! The standing count is climbing but both men are stirring. Ospreay stands, but Takeshita runs up to RAM him, O’Conner Roll and CHAOS-

NO, Ospreay elbows free! Takeshita CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and then goes up, up and SUPER OS- NO, Takeshita blocks! Takeshita shoves, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard, OSCUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Takeshita survives but Ospreay powers up the arm! Ospreay aims from the corner, runs in, but Takeshita DECKS him!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Both men stir as the standing count starts again. Ospreay goes to a corner and Takeshita gets the fans fired up again. Takeshita hauls Ospreay up to the top rope, but Ospreay throws hands!

Takeshita still climbs, Ospreay fires more shots, and Takeshita drops back. Takeshita drags himself back up, Ospreay throws shots, but Takeshita RAMS into him! But Ospreay slips under, tucks Takeshita in, CHEEKY NANDOS! Ospreay then hoists Takeshita up, climbs up after him, and SUPER- NO, Takeshita holds ropes! Takeshita hauls Ospreay up for a TOP ROPE BRAINBUSTER!!! The fans lose their minds, Callis himself thinks that may’ve injured Ospreay, and the ref hurries to check. Ospreay is clutching his back, Takeshita covers, TWO!!! Ospreay survives but Takeshita goes to a corner.

Takeshita takes aim and we get a look at the bruise on Ospreay’s back. POWER DRIVE KNEE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again, the fans are thunderous again, and Takeshita brings down the kneepad. WAGAMA- NO!! Ospreay blocks that, but Takeshita HEADBUTTS and ELBOWS! Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita fights the suplex to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets Takeshita up and underhooks, to lift and STORM- NO, Takeshita slips free! Takeshita ducks the roundhouse and double pump-handles Ospreay, to flip him into the BASTARD DRIVER!!

And then deadlift WHEELBARROW GERMAN!! But Ospreay’s right up!? FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!! Cover, ONE?!?! Even Callis is losing his mind! Greensboro gives another standing ovation as Callis says you’ll never see something like this in another 100 years! Ospreay hurries to underhook and lift but Takeshita slips free again! DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS hit! Ospreay fires palm strikes and a BOOT! Ospreay runs, Takeshita ducks ‘n ‘dodges to LARIAT!! Takeshita aims, runs, POWER DRIVE- NO, POWERBOMB from Ospreay! Stack cover, TWO, but Ospreay brings Takeshita right into a STYLES CLASH!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?

The fans are electric for this phenomenal match, and Ospreay underhooks again! TIGER DRIVER 91!! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad, takes aim, and HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

Just as Justin Roberts puts it, the winner of this unbelievable battle is none other than the Aerial Assassin! The fans boo as Callis gets in the ring, but he does want to make sure both his top stars are okay. And Kyle Fletcher makes his way out, too, also part of the Family and a best friend to Ospreay through the United Empire. Ospreay and Takeshita bow respect to one another, and the fans cheer again. Ospreay sees Kyle again after being apart for a few months.  And they hug it out! But BREAKING NEWS for AEW Dynamite! Ospreay must again fight a fellow Don Callis Family member as he goes up against Fletcher! Will the Billy Goat prove to the Aussie Arrow why he was the leader of the Empire?

 

[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage will begin later tonight]


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