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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (1/8/24)

Adrenaline! In my soul!



Will the American Nightmare make life a nightmare for Nakamura?

The King of Strong Style has been playing mind games, but he still gives Cody Rhodes his rematch. Will Shinsuke Nakamura end Cody’s story? Or will Cody have his revenge for the red mist?


  • Finn Balor w/ Damian Priest VS Tommaso Ciampa w/ Johnny Gargano; Ciampa wins.
  • Kofi Kingston VS Ludwig Kaiser; Double Count-Out Draw.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance VS Chelsea Green & Piper Niven; Kayden & Katana win and retain the titles.
  • The Miz VS JD McDonagh w/ Dominik Mysterio; The Miz wins.
  • Otis w/ The Alpha Academy VS Ivar w/ Sarah Logan; Ivar wins.
  • Cody Rhodes VS Shinsuke Nakamura; upgraded to…
  • Street Fight: Cody Rhodes VS Shinsuke Nakamura; Cody wins.


Cody Rhodes arrives backstage.

The American Nightmare is in Portland, and he’s getting ready to face the King of Strong Style in tonight’s main event!


Drew McIntyre interrupts!

He says he has something to say. “Last week’s match with Seth was all or nothing for Drew McIntyre. I didn’t want that title, I needed that title, and as you can see, I don’t have the title. I’ve been replaying the match over in my head. I remember I had the match won when I Claymore’d Seth, I pinned him, I was so overzealous, I put his foot on the rope, I cost myself the damn match.” McIntyre’s been thinking all week, and maybe Rollins is right. Maybe Sami is right. Maybe the one person holding McIntyre back is McIntyre. If that’s the case, then he needs to get right, his head screwed on right, and step away from the WWE. Fans don’t like the sound of that!

But McIntyre continues by saying he’s been playing it over. It wasn’t easy to feel this way because this is the dream, but he’s felt that way replaying the match over and over. But then it occurred to him: It wasn’t on him! He didn’t lose straight up! DAMIAN PRIEST tried to cash in during the match and cost McIntyre! “Priest, why would’ve you cashed in during the match? Why didn’t you wait until after the match was over and I was champion and I had won and I was weakened and I was an easy target?” Priest didn’t just screw himself over, he screwed McIntyre, too, ya idiot!

And between Priest, Rollins, Sami, and Jey moving to Raw with Cody’s magical political powers, CM Punk made his return to wide open arms! Actually, maybe McIntyre should revisit the leaving thing. He should leave for nine years so he’ll get a hero’s reception when he returns! Fans can chant his name during other people’s matches- WAIT! Here comes CM Punk! Portland fires up as the Best in the World heads to the ring. The fans chant for Punk as he steps in and gets his own mic. Punk says we’re in PIPER COUNTRY! Punk is a bit disappointed McIntyre didn’t have the kilt, but that’d be too easy, because then the fans would like McIntyre.

We all know Roddy Piper is a legend! And Piper was known for talking. Punk’s known for talking. Is McIntyre known for talking? The fans say nope. But since Punk’s been back, talking is all McIntyre’s done. It might be weird coming from a guy who talks a little too much, but Punk thought since he heard his name, he’d come out. And if McIntyre has something to say, say it to Punk’s face, he’ll be right over here. Punk lounges in a corner, fans chant for him, and McIntyre says okay, if the floor is his… First off, congrats, Punk. We’re going on just over a month now and Punk’s still here. Some of the guys have a bet going that Punk will crash ‘n’ burn and go away again, so he’s costing a lot of people a lot of money.

Punk says that’s clever. McIntyre says he’s probably offended Punk. Maybe Punk and Rollins have more in common than they realize. McIntyre didn’t care what Punk said outside the WWE. Punk wanted headlines, attention, he’s bitter, he wasn’t getting what he wanted. McIntyre gets that. What McIntyre cares about is what Punk does to him personally. McIntyre is one of the few guys on this roster who traveled the world with Punk. McIntyre knows the real Punk, what Punk is really like, and has had so many things happen to him caused by Punk. McIntyre could go on for… Well, they only have three hours so he’ll go with the first thing on his mind.

McIntyre brings up when Punk was champion. Punk said he was the leader. He walked into the locker room and called himself the locker room leader because a leader always has to say they’re leader. But back then, McIntyre did need a leader, someone to help him out. McIntyre was in a dark place back then. Not now, though. He’s just got obstacles in the way that he’ll kick down, because he is Drew McIntyre! But not back then. He was just a kid with personal issues and lost the person who meant the most to him in the world, his career was in a tailspin. And he could’ve used a real leader to show him the way.

But Punk saw McIntyre as a threat so that was never gonna happen! McIntyre talked with Randy Orton about it before. Orton couldn’t help, he had his own demons. But Punk’s straightedge, so he doesn’t have demons. He just IS a demon! A self-serving, narcissistic succubus! And McIntyre didn’t need anyone help him become a leader. When he got fired, he stepped up, figured it out, and is the man he is today. So after nine years, McIntyre is your leader, kid! Now McIntyre lounges on the corner! Fans cheer, and Punk smirks. Punk admits he’s called himself a lot of things in life. “Leader” was never one of them, he just led by example.

Sure, he called himself a savior. If McIntyre needs his hand held, pledge allegiance to the Straightedge Society, shave your head and clean up your act. But demons? If Punk isn’t a leader, who did McIntyre watch walk out of WWE? It was Punk! And who did Punk watch walk back in bigger, faster, stronger, won the Rumble and main-evented Royal Rumble? McIntyre followed Punk’s lead on the way out, so Punk will admit he’s following McIntyre on the way back in. Punk is just doing what McIntyre did, including winning the Rumble and main-eventing Mania. And yet McIntyre’s upset about that just like Rollins is?

As far as a demon goes, Punk isn’t a demon. When pushed, he is the Devil himself! And if McIntyre saw that side of Punk, that says more about you and where you are than him. Punk is a real nice guy, until it’s time not to be. And uh, it’s looking to be that time. Punk isn’t here to be a nice guy, or to make friends. He wants to win the Royal Rumble and main event WrestleMania. Then we’ve got ourselves a problem. Yeah, McIntyre did all that, something Punk’s never done. But that wasn’t for McIntyre. Those wins, if you remember right, was when the world shut down. Someone needed to step up.

Those wins by McIntyre were for the world! Were for this roster! Some stepped away. If Punk was still here, he would’ve stepped away, too. When the going gets tough, Punk gets going. But this time, McIntyre is entering the Rumble. And if Punk is Satan, then McIntyre will exorcise him, go BACK to the main event of Mania, and this time, he’ll win the title in front of fans, but win it for HIMSELF. Punk steps closer, and tells McIntyre, “It’s getting a little spicy in here, Drew. So I’m gonna lead by example and walk away before I knock your teeth down your throat. There’s one person that can stop me from accomplishing my goals, and it’s me. And I got outta my own way a long time ago.

“You can’t stop me from winning the Royal Rumble. Seth can’t stop me from winning the Royal Rumble. Cody can’t  stop me from winning the Royal Rumble. And Drew, leader to leader, because I’m such a nice guy, in the Royal Rumble… I’m gonna throw you out last.” Shots have been fired from both sides, but only one can be the Best in the World! What happens on this wild Road to WrestleMania?


Finn Balor w/ Damian Priest VS Tommaso Ciampa w/ Johnny Gargano!

The Prince & Punisher don’t want to give DIY their shot, so they’re pinning the blame on R-Truth for this one. Truth said DIY wants these belts, so they gotta nip it in the bud. Finn didn’t wanna do this, but he also doesn’t wanna be a scaredy cat! Will Ciampa put DIY in the title hunt? Or will Finn put his money where Truth’s mouth is?

Raw returns as  DIY heads to gorilla. Ciampa says today marks exactly 19 YEARS since his first match in this business. It is a long road for guys like him & Gargano. Heart, perseverance, they’ve got that in spades. But if you want something, you fight for it. And what they want are those Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships. Tonight, Ciampa and Finn isn’t just about can’t lose, it is must-win! You want a 2024 New Year’s Resolution? How about NEW Undisputed Tag Team Champions in DIY. DIY makes their entrance, will Ciampa make good on that mission?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and go around. Ciampa puts Finn in a corner, Finn turns it around, and Finn lets off. To then RAM into Ciampa! And again and again and again! Finn soaks up the cheers and jeers, then ROCKS Ciampa with a right. Finn headlocks, Ciampa powers up and out, then things speed up. Ciampa CLOBBERS Finn, Finn goes to ropes, and Ciampa CHOPS! Even Gargano winces from that one. Ciampa CHOPS again, follows Finn and whips, but Finn reverses. Ciampa sunset flips but Finn rolls through to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!

Finn keeps on Ciampa, ELBOWS Ciampa in the head, then ELBOWS him again. Finn soaks up more cheers and jeers, throws more hands, then runs, but into a THESZ PRESS! Ciampa rains down fast hands but Finn shoves him away. Finn bails out, Ciampa pursues, but Priest stands in the way! Fans boo but Priest just smirks. Ciampa slides into the ring, and he avoids Finn’s elbow drop! Ciampa RAMPS into Finn, bumps Finn off buckles, then climbs up. But Priest gets on the apron! Ciampa storms up on Priest, but Finn BLASTS him down! Ciampa hits the desk, Finn stands tall, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Ciampa throws hands with Finn! Ciampa counter punches, and CHOPS, and punches, and whips. Finn reverses, Ciampa ducks ‘n ‘dodges to LARIAT! Fans fire up as Finn goes to a corner. Ciampa runs up to clothesline! Ciampa keeps moving but Finn dodges, to ELBOW- NO, Ciampa turns things around to REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Finn is still in this and Priest is relieved. Gargano coaches Ciampa and Ciampa drags Finn up. Ciampa reels Finn in, hoists him up, but Finn slips free to trip and DOUBLE STOMP! Finn aims from a corner, Ciampa goes to the other. Finn runs up, but into a JUMP KNEE!

Ciampa reels Finn back in, gets him back up, PROJECT CIAMPA!! Cover, TWO!! Finn survives the powerbomb backbreaker and Ciampa seethes. But Ciampa just aims as Finn stirs. The kneepad comes down, Finn stands, and Ciampa runs up, into a SLINGBLADE! Finn keeps moving and he SHOTGUNS Ciampa down! Finn hurries up top and Priest fires up! Finn aims, COUP DE- NO, Ciampa moves, then ghost pins! TWO!! Ciampa runs up, gets around, ripcords and ROCKS Finn with a forearm! Ciampa underhooks but Priest gets on the apron! Ciampa ROCKS Priest, but Priest stays up! SO Gargano YANKS Priest down!

Priest attacks Gargano! RAZOR’S- NO, Gargano gets free and Ciampa FLYING KNEES Priest down! Ciampa hurries into the ring but Finn KICKS the ropes! That jams Ciampa up, and Finn suplexes Ciampa! But then Gargano trips Finn!! Ciampa covers, CIAMPA WINS!!

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall

Judgment Day can’t believe it! DIY just beat them at their own game! But will Finn & Priest have to just beat DIY down to keep them from taking these titles?


Backstage interview with Becky Lynch.

Jessie Redmond brings up how Day One didn’t really go The Man’s way. But now that she’s had a week to process it, how is she feeling about that loss to Nia Jax? Before the match, Nia said imagine what would happen if she put her full weight behind that punch. And Becky did, she really tried to imagine. Maybe Nia would break Becky’s eye, or her nose into a million pieces, or even hospitalize her. But then Nia did put her full weight behind the punch, and yes, Becky fell, her mouth was busted up, and she lost. But after that, Becky got up, and she walked herself to the back and declared herself for the Royal Rumble.

Becky is already way ahead of the last time! And last time, Becky came back to win the Rumble to then win in the main event of WrestleMania. So either Nia is getting weaker or Becky is getting stronger. Becky didn’t end Nia like she wanted, but Nia didn’t end Becky, either. So maybe this isn’t the end between them, only the beginning. When and where will Becky get her Big Time payback on the Irresistible Force?


Kofi Kingston VS Ludwig Kaiser!

Last week, Giovanni Vinci went down hard to Kofi’s anti-air dropkick, giving Kofi & Jey a rather unsatisfying win. But will European Excellence avenge the Pride of Italy? Or will Kofi just make it two for two against Imperium?

Raw returns and Kaiser makes his entrance. The bell rings and Kaiser rushes in. Kofi gets around to waistlock but Kaiser elbows free, then LARIATS Kofi down! Kaiser rains down fists on Kofi, the fans boo, but Kaiser lets off to talk trash. Kaiser SLAPS Kofi, clamps on a chinlock and then ripcords to LARIAT! Kaiser eggs Kofi on, slaps him around, then clamps on a neck wrench. Kaiser CLUBS away on Kofi, the fans rally and Kofi gets free! Kofi fires hands, but Kaiser knees low! Kaiser CLUBS Kofi to a corner, talks trash, then CHOPS! Kaiser follows Kofi to another corner, stomps a mudhole in, but lets off as the ref counts.

Kofi CHOPS Kaiser but Kaiser CHOPS Kofi! Kofi CHOPS back, CHOPS again, then CHOPS! Kaiser CHOPS, Kofi CHOPS, repeat! The fans fire up as Kofi fires fast hands on Kaiser, and even climbs up a corner! Kofi rains down fists, but Kaiser stops him at four by tripping him up! Kofi hits buckles, but the fans rally behind him. Kaiser POSTS Kofi, has him stuck in the ropes, and then stomps a mudhole in! Kaiser lets off to run side to side, and he DROPKICKS Kofi down! Kaiser scowls while Kofi sputters, and Kaiser says Kofi took Vinci’s head, so he’ll take Kofi’s! The fans rally with “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” and Kofi fights back!

Kofi ROUNDHOUSES Kaiser, springboards and CROSSBODIES! Then Kofi rains down fists! Fans fire up with Kofi, and he aims at Kaiser. Kaiser rises, but he ducks Trouble in Paradise to whip! Kofi stops himself, then DUMPS Kaiser out! Kofi builds speed and DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Kaiser drags Kofi out to RAM him into barriers! Fans boo but Kaiser PENALTY KICKS Kofi down! Kaiser says that was for Vinci! Kaiser talks more trash, and stands tall as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Kaiser digs his boots into Kofi at the ropes. The ref counts, the fans rally for Kofi, and Kaiser stomps at 4. Then he stomps Kofi again! Kaiser stomps Kofi more and fans boo. Kaiser soaks up the heat, goes up the corner, and jumps, into BOOTS from Kofi! Fans fire up while Kaiser tumbles out! Kofi hurries to the apron, climbs the corner, and fans rally as Kofi TRUST FALLS! Direct hit and down goes Kaiser! Kofi hurries to get Kaiser up, and Kofi whips, only for Kaiser to reverse! Kofi goes up and over the steps, comes back and CLOBBERS Kaiser with flying forearms! Kofi gets Kaiser up but Kaiser POSTS Kofi!

Kaiser runs in but Kofi dodges, the uppercut hits barriers! But Kaiser keeps Kofi from getting in the ring! The count hits TEN and the bell rings!

Double Count-Out Draw

Fans boo, but then Kofi SUPERKICKS Kaiser! Kofi slides back into the ring, but learns what just happened. Another unsatisfying finish, but Kofi won’t leave it at this! Kofi DIVES to take Kaiser out! Kaiser hits the desk and Kofi fires off on Kaiser! The fans fire up but Kaiser claws at the eyes! Kaiser has Kofi on the desk, but Kofi shoves him back! Kaiser runs back in, but Kofi back drops him up and over the desk! Refs and producers hurry out, fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but Kaiser CHUCKS an armchair into Kofi!! Kofi goes down in a heap and fans boo! Kaiser then shoves producers aside to drag Kofi up!

Fans boo, the refs tell Kaiser no, but Kaiser puts Kofi on the steel steps! Kaiser tells Kofi this is what he gets, and then he fires down fists! The producers try but Kaiser won’t let them stop him! Kaiser goes up the apron, but producers drag Kaiser back. Fans boo as Kaiser leaves of his own accord, only to then juke around and run in! BASEMENT DROPKICK AGAINST THE STEEL!! Fans boo and lose their minds, has Kaiser done more than just sideline Kofi?


Jackie Redmond is backstage.

She’s caught up to Ludwig Kaiser and asks him what just happened out there. A switch flipped, why did he- WHY WHAT?! What do they want from him, huh!? That wasn’t his fault, it was Kofi’s fault! He had it coming to him! Because of Kofi, Ludwig is the only one here! He is carrying the whole weight of Imperium because of Kofi Kingston! Kofi took Vinci’s head, so tonight, Kaiser took Kofi’s. The Impeccable German took the pressure of representing Imperium and used it to crush Kofi, will that pressure soon come back to crush Kaiser?


Michael Cole is in the ring.

He notes last week, this woman defeated Becky Lynch, and is now an “odds on favorite” to win the Women’s Royal Rumble. Please welcome the Irresistible Force, Nia Jax. Fans boo as Nia makes her entrance and goes to the ring. Cole says last week, Nia shocked the world when she dominated Becky to win on Raw. Nia smiles, and says, “Shocked? Why was it so shocking? I wasn’t shocked. I told you, I’m a different Nia Jax. I’m more focused. What, are you like these people here, who didn’t think I was gonna break Becky Lynch’s face, again?” Fans boo but Nia says what would be shocking is if she broke COLE’S face!

Fans boo again but Nia says she is more focused on the Rumble now. Soon, she’ll run through 29 other women, earn her main event spot at WrestleMania, and whether it is Rhea Ripley or Iyo Sky, there is not a man or woman on this roster that can stop- WAIT! Here comes Rhea! Portland fires up for the WWE Women’s World Champion as she makes her way to the ring. Rhea gets a mic and revels in the fans cheering her on. Then Rhea says these people know what’s up. And these people also know that Nia likes to talk a big game. Nia’s walking around out here, acting like she’s already won the Royal Rumble.

But remember last year? Rhea sure does. She threw Nia out! And yeah, Nia beat Becky. Quite the accomplishment. But the fact is, Nia, Becky Lynch isn’t Rhea Bloody Ripley! So until Nia actually wants to step to Rhea, stop walking around like you own the division, because you don’t! And take this as a warning: IF Nia wins the Rumble, it’s best  to keep Rhea’s name out your mouth. Nia tells Rhea that she gives rhea all the credit. Rhea might be the most dominant champion in their division’s history. But don’t forget that Nia put Rhea on her ass when Nia came back. And the only reason Nia isn’t holding the title is because Rhea is too scared to face Nia 1v1.

At the Rumble, when Nia squishes 29 other women and wins, she WILL choose Rhea. And Rhea will have no excuse and no choice but to face Nia. “See you soon, unstoppable champ.” Nia drops the mic and heads out, but will she come to regret putting her and The Eradicator on a collision course?


Backstage interview with Cody Rhodes.

Jackie is with the American Nightmare, now in gear. She notes how Nakamura is doing everything in his power to keep Cody from “finishing the story.” Is there anything Cody wants to say before tonight’s main event? Well, he’ll go with what he said last week: this chapter should already be over. But then Nakamura attacks!! They brawl like they did before the holidays, Nakamura sends Cody into a garage door but Cody sends Nakamura into a road case! Security and producers rush in! Adam Pearce shouts at them both to stop right now, this is going to wait until the main event! How explosive will it be with these two all fired up?


WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance VS Chelsea Green & Piper Niven!

The Life of the Party took these titles off the Hot Mess & Scottish Viper, but are fighting champions, so they’re gladly giving the former champs their rematch. Will this just be a remix of the previous showdown? Or will Chelsea do what she always does and ruin the fun for everyone else?

Raw returns and KC Squared make their entrance. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who gets to really party after tonight!

The teams sort out and we see all the other teams on Raw watching backstage. Chelsea and Kayden start, but Piper takes a swipe. Chelsea DROPKICKS Kayden then soaks up the heat. Kayden bails out, Chelsea rushes out after her, but they run around the way, back in, and Kayden springboards to DROPKICK Chelsea! Kayden runs in, blocks boots, and puts Chelsea in ropes. Kayden ROCKS Chelsea, tags Katana, and Katana DOUBLE KNEE DROPS! Cover, TWO! Katana brings Chelsea back, tags Kayden, roll-up! TWO, Chelsea ducks a buzzsaw but not the HEEL KCIK! Kayden taunts Piper, Piper runs in but Kayden drop toeholds her into ropes!

Kayden tags Katana in, gets Chelsea up, but Piper drags Kayden out of the ring! Chelsea avoids Katana’s 450 and runs up. Katana dodges, but runs into a BUCKLE SHOT! Chelsea tags Piper and Piper gets moving, she CANNONBALLS! Piper fires up, Chelsea soaks up the heat, and Piper covers, TWO! Katana survives, the division is liking what they see, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Piper taunts Kayden, only for Katana to dodge the cannonball! Piper and Katana are both down and Chelsea panics! Chelsea reaches down to tag, then she runs up on Kayden. Kayden dodges, then Katana dodges! Chelsea wants a leg but Katana boots her away !Hot tag to the Spitfire! Kayden BLASTS Pier, ROCKS Chelsea, repeat! Mule kick, SUPERKICK, cover, TWO! Kayden is frustrated but the fans rally up. Kayden runs to BOOT WASH Chelsea down! Fans fire up with Kayden and she springboards to LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Kayden drags Chelsea up to fire off in the corner.

Kayden puts Chelsea up top, then climbs up. Fans fire up, Kayden brings Chelsea up but Chelsea fights the superplex! So Katana climbs up, but Piper hurries over! Katana BOOTS Piper down, but Chelsea HEADBUTTS Kayden away! Kayden SHORYUKENS in return! Kayden climbs, has Chelsea on her shoulders, and tags in Katana! Katana goes up to SUPER DUPER STEINER!! Cover, TWO!! Chelsea survives and no one can believe it! Not even the other teams watch backstage! Katana gets a boost from Kayden, but the splash hits knees! Chelsea BOOTS Kayden, chicken wings, but Kayden powers out!

Chelsea comes back, ROUGH RYDER! Cover, TWO!! Chelsea can’t believe it, and somewhere, neither does Long Island Iced Z! Chelsea hurries to chicken wing but Kayden rolls her up! TWO, Piper tags in, and Chelsea hits a CODE BRAEKER on Kayden! Piper adds the RUNNING ELBOW DROP! Cover, Katana breaks it! The fans fire up, but then Chelsea BOOTS Katana! But Kayden SHOTGUNS Chelsea! Piper storms up on Kayden, scoops her, but Kayden slips free to SUPERKICK! Piper staggers, Kayden runs up, but Piper catches her! URENAGE! Chelsea tags back in and she tells Piper to go up!

Piper climbs, Chelsea helps her, but Katana drags Kayden. Kayden uses that to trip Chelsea! Piper doesn’t realize it, and she VADER BOMBS Chelsea!!! The fans are loving it, and then Katana springboards in to FLYING CODE BREAKER!! Kayden tags Katana back in, Katana climbs, KEG STAND DROP on Chelsea!! Cover, KC Squared wins!!

Winners: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

A bit of a mix up helped Kayden & Katana win big! But the party only starts here, who else will step up to take those titles?


BREAKING NEWS for tonight’s main event!

Given the animosity between both men, Adam Pearce has no choice but to raise the ante! It will now be a STREET FIGHT! Will either man be able to walk away from tonight now that there’s nothing to hold them back?


R-Truth speaks.

“I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on a cold January morning. I’ll never forget. The doctor held me in his arms, and I looked him in the eyes, and I told him, ‘One day, I’m gonna be in Judgment Day.’ And wouldn’t y’know it? That dream came true. Mm-hmm.” Truth and Judgment Day have been through a lot together. Money in the Bank, the Women’s Royal Rumble, the Judgment Day: In Your House. Wait, all these images are photoshopped… “The Judgment Day is an unbreakable bond.” JD McDonagh says Truth is NOT Judgment Day. Truth says that’s just them arguing. And then Truth beat JD to “kick him out” of Judgment Day!

And now, they’re a REAL family! Rhea, Finn, Priest, Tom AND Nick Mysterio. Truth hasn’t met Nick yet but he’s still Truth’s brother. And finally, a message to every WWE superstar on behalf of the Judgment Day. “We are always here. If you wanna talk, if you need a shoulder to cry on, as we always say in the Judgment Day: Live, Laugh, Love.” They’ve never said that… What will the actual Judgment Day members have to say about this video? In fact…

Judgment Day watches the video.

JD can’t even! They don’t say any of that stuff! JD is so mad but Priest has him calm down. Truth doesn’t speak for the group. But Priest has to admit, that was some funny stuff. Rhea says enough. When are they gonna stop the joke? When the time comes, Priest will handle it. But on a more serious note, Priest & Finn have their hands full with DIY. Finn says DIY will need CPR and MRIs and EMTs after he and Priest are done with them! Priest calms Finn down but to get serious, good. Why aren’t we talking about McIntyre?! Rhea has Priest stop before he gets going. McIntyre is not their enemy.

Priest says that’s true. Because McIntyre is too much of a joke to be Priest’s enemy! But speaking of enemies, was it smart to make an enemy out of Nia? Rhea will handle Nia in time. But as for tonight, JD needs to handle The Miz. JD promises, Miz won’t know what hits him. JD & Dom head out, will the Irish Ace put the A-Lister in his place?

The Miz VS JD McDonagh w/ Dominik Mysterio!

Raw returns as JD & Dom make their entrance. The bell rings and the fans rally up. Miz and JD circle, feel things out, but Truth is here? Truth is all chummy with Dom, which upsets Dom and JD! Miz smirks while fans cheer on Truth, and Miz headlocks. JD powers out but Miz runs him over! Miz points to Truth and fans cheer. Miz points to Dom and fans boo. JD? Boos. Truth? Cheers! Miz runs, things speed up, JD hurdles but Miz turns hip toss into hip toss! JD staggers up, Miz dodges to kitchen sink knee! Miz runs, JD avoids the basement boot then bails out! Fans boo but Miz points to Truth so they cheer.

Miz raises his hands, and yes, fans cheer. Miz points at JD & Dom, the fans boo. The ref counts, JD is fuming, and Miz gets the fans to cheer him and Truth. JD rushes in, but into a CHOP! Miz KICKS JD, KICKS him again and again in the corner, then lets off as the ref counts. Miz runs corner to corner but JD avoids the double knees! Miz falls, JD storms up and KICKS! And KICKS! Fans boo as JD KICKS and KICKS! But Miz blocks a kick! Miz trips JD, then steps through to FIGURE- NO, JD boots Miz away! But Miz returns, for the A-LIST COMBINATION! Cover, TWO! Miz keeps cool as he follows JD to ropes.

Truth gets fans to join in with “WHAT’S UP?!” Miz CHOPS JD against ropes! Truth whips JD, but JD kicks Miz! JD snarls, runs up, but into a back drop! Fans fire up with Miz and Miz says, “MASSIVE! BALLS!” Miz hauls JD up but JD arm-drags free. Miz BOOTS back, but JD distracts the ref so Dom can cheap shot Miz! JD JAWBREAKERS Miz down, drops an elbow, then flexes with Dom. The fans boo then, but then cheer as Truth flexes. Judgment Day stands tall and Truth is still confused as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and JD has Miz down with a chinlock. Fans rally up, as does Truth, and Miz fights up. Dom is upset and Truth remembers he’s supposed to be Judgment Day. Miz pries the hold open, but JD hits low. Miz throws body shots, JD CLUBS Miz, then JD back suplexes. Miz lands on his feet to ELBOW JD away! Miz runs up but JD has the SLEEPER! Miz JAWBREAKERS free! Miz runs in but JD dodges! Miz hits buckles, JD trips him and slingshots to TORNILLO SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but JD paces around. JD drags Miz up but Miz throws hands! Miz then LARIATS! But JD ENZIGURIS!

JD drags Miz back up, snap suplexes, and a cover, TWO! Fans rally, JD argues with Truth but Truth says he’s on JD’s side. Is he? JD drags Miz up, gives him kicks, and the fans chant “JD SUCKS! JD SUCKS!” Miz throws body shots, counter punches, and then fires off more shots! JD wobbles around, Miz keeps on him in a corner, and the fans fire up! The ref backs Miz off, but Miz runs in to A-LIST LARIAT! Miz pushes JD down, slides under, sunset flip, TWO! Miz kicks low, the fans fire up, and Miz KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” for the It Kicks, and then Miz winds up. But JD ducks the buzzsaw!

JD O’Conner Rolls Miz, TWO! JD ends up in a corner, Miz puts JD’s leg int he ropes to drop a knee on the knee! Just like the Nature Boy taught him! Miz sweeps the leg! JD tumbles, stands up, but Miz sweeps the legs again! Miz gets the legs, steps through, FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~!” JD’s shoulders are down, TWO! JD scrambles, reaches out, but Miz puts more pressure on the hold! ROPEBREAK! Miz lets JD go, but has him on the apron. JD HOTSHOTS Miz down! Dom checks on JD, Truth coaches JD up, the ref tells Dom to back off. But Miz WRECKS JD and Dom with a dropkick! Miz puts JD in, clinches, SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!! Cover, Miz wins!

Winner: The Miz, by pinfall

Truth asks if Dom is okay, but no, he’s not! The Miz gets another big win on Judgment Day, and they can’t stand it! Finn, Rhea & Priest say this can’t keep happening! Rhea needs to talk with Pearce about next week. Good idea. Priest will let the boys know when they get back here. Rhea heads out, and the tag champs are in agreement that this has to end. Will the Judgment Day make Truth have to face the truth?


Seth Rollins is here!

Portland fires up as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring in a snakeskin jumpsuit. He gets the mic and revels in the singing, “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Then he welcomes Portland to Monday Night Rollins! HAHAHAH, YEAH~! He is the Visionary, he is a Revolutionary, he is your WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins! And Rip City, you’ve done it again! But Portland~, we are in the homestretch now. The Royal Rumble is just weeks away, and then we are on the Road to WrestleMania! Now, Rollins’ WrestleMania track record is pretty good. Won some titles, had a little cash-in.

But there is one thing Rollins has never done to WrestleMania, an d he has never taken a world title into it. Never been the headline, the marquee, but that all changes this year! Because this is the Year of Seth Freakin’ Rollins! Rollins worked too hard for too long, and took a title that a year ago didn’t even exist, and he turned it into THE most important prize in this industry! And he did it the way he said he would: as a fighting champion! As a workhorse champion! But Portland, the work is not done. Oh no no no no. Because Rollins has one little question: Who is he going to beat at the Grandest Stage of Them All?

Fans are chanting “C M PUNK! C M PUNK!” but Rollins smirks. In that guy’s dreams, maybe. Because that Raw roster is so loaded, that- Jinder Mahal makes his entrance. The Modern Day Maharaja makes his way to a ring, the fans booing. Jinder gets a mic while Rollins is completely confused. Fans boo more as Jinder begins, “Of course you’re out here singing your own praises. Ladies and gentlemen, the Visionary, the Revolutionary. How is it that last week, within five minutes, I was more of a revolutionary than you’ve been in the past five years you’ve been calling yourself that?” Fans boo and Rollins is even more confused.

Jinder says Rollins’ only purpose is to entertain these clowns and further push the agenda of degeneracy! You think he’s lying? Just take a look around! Take a look at your city! Degeneracy on every street corner! Is he lying? And the World Heavyweight Champion, the man with the platform, instills no change and speaks no truth. Rollins sings, dances, dresses up, and yet brings no value. He throws childish temper tantrums when things don’t go his way after the show. But Jinder digresses. Jinder says Rollins prides himself as a workhorse, someone who provides opportunities, except to a tenured, decorated and deserving former champion like Jinder.

Rollins has the audacity to overlook the Modern Day Maharaja?! To overlook Jinder Mahal?! Let him remind Rollins that Jinder beat Randy Orton, the greatest of all time, and with ease! Yet Rollins disrespects and overlooks Jinder! This will not be tolerated! And Rollins, Jinder’s known you a long time. He’s seen through the facade, the charade, but for the first time, Rollins needs to look Jinder in his eyes. For the first time in a long time, Jinder has Rollins’ attention. Fans boo, and Rollins sighs. Rollins tells Jinder, “I may say something that might surprise you right now, but… You’re right. We have been overlooking you! We have been overlooking Jinder Mahal.”

But uh, that wasn’t by accident. This has been on purpose. Yeah. They’ve been trying to forget Jinder, but then Jinder shows up last week and The Rock puts Jinder’s nuts in a vice. But here’s the thing, Jinder. Rollins admits, he admires the fact that after The Rock fried Jinder last week, Jinder stood back up! Rollins respects that! What Rollins doesn’t respect is Jinder coming out here, ruining the party and getting in Rollins’ face! Rollins says yes, Jinder has his attention. Jinder’s sick of being overlooked? He wants to do something the fans will remember him forever for? Then take a swing! Take a swing, Jinder! C’mon! Take a swing! Rollins is here, so swing!!

Jinder stays put and shakes his head. Rollins chuckles and says that’s what he thought. Same ol’ Jinder. But then Jidner blindsides Rollins when he turns around! Fans boo, Jinder throws off his jacket, but Rollins fires off in return! Jinder pushes Rollins back to LARIAT him down! Jinder then drags Rollins up but Rollins fights free! SUPERKICK! And then CURB- NO, Jinder gets away! Fans fire up as Rollins eggs Jinder on! Will Jinder get his title fight with Rollins one way or another? And will he come to regret it?


Otis w/ The Alpha Academy VS Ivar w/ Sarah Logan!

Akira Tozawa & Maxxine Dupri are with the tree trunk as he’s about to run into the Viking Raider! Will either man be standing after this? Will the ring be standing after this?

Raw returns as Ivar makes his entrance, “Valhalla” by his side. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, and then break. The fans chant for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Ivar kicks low, whips, but Otis ducks ‘n’ dodges and DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither man falls, but then Otis WRECKER ELBOWS Ivar down! Fans fire up with Otis as he swivels, but then he runs into a SEATED SENTON! Ivar snarls as he stalks Otis, CLUBS away at the ropes, but lets off to stomp Otis to a corner. Ivar UPPERCUTS Otis, ELBOWS him, then CLUBS him! Otis huffs and puffs as he takes those shots!

The fans fire up as Otis fires body shots and haymakers in return! Ivar knees low, runs, but Otis catches the springboard?! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Ivar survives but Maxxine says that was magnificent! Otis drags Ivar to a drop zone, goes up, but Ivar CLUBS him! And CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS! Ivar then gets up and under Otis, to SITOUT POWERBOMB him! Cover, TWO!! Otis survives and the fans fire up! Ivar waits on Otis to rise up, and he HEEL- NO, Otis ducks the kick to DISCUS LARIAT! And off comes the shirt! Fans fire up as Otis pumps and thrusts! CATERPILLAR ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!!

Ivar survives again and Sarah is frustrated. Fans fire up as Maxxine & Tozawa coach Otis on. Ivar rises, Otis choke grips, but Ivar breaks fere! Ivar ELBOWS Otis, Otis CLUBS Ivar! Ivar BOOTS Otis but Otis runs in! Ivar cartwheels and HEEL KICKS! Ivar puts Otis in a drop zone, then he goes up! Fans fire up while the Academy panics! DOOMSAULT!! Cover, Ivar wins!!

Winner: Ivar, by pinfall

The War Beard continues on his path of destruction! Tozawa is right in his face, though! So Ivar SHOVES him down! Tozawa bails out and Maxxine calms him down. Ivar says Tozawa thinks he’s big, but Ivar IS big! Will Ivar have big things in store for him this year?


Backsatge interview with Jey Uso.

Jackie is with Jey and he’s fired up. Happy New Year, 2024 is a different vibe. This is the first time Jey is going into a year all alone. No Jimmy, no Bloodline, does Jey have any resolutions? YEET! Ya boi is gonna get his first singles title this year, Year of the New Yeet! YEETMASTER! Jey’s all fired up, but Bronson Reed walks over. Bronson says “Jimmy Uso’s little brother” isn’t the only one with plans to be a champion in 2024. So his advice, Uce, is to not get in Bronson’s way. Bronson heads out, but will Jey show the Colossal Aussie who’s really main event material?


Street Fight: Cody Rhodes VS Shinsuke Nakamura!

The first match between these two was won by the American Nightmare, only because the King of Strong Style purposefully disqualified himself by using the red mist! And now, after all the chaos, they battle again without any restrictions! Will Nakamura make good on his promise to end Cody’s story in pain and humiliation? Or will Cody no longer be stuck on this chapter when he writes the finish?

Raw returns and Cody makes his entrance. The fans sing along, “WHOA~ OH~!” and the weight belt goes to the young fan in the front row, then he steps into the ring, “WHOA~ OH~!” The bell rings and the fans rally up behind Cody. Nakamura stays back as Cody eggs him on. Nakamura talks some trash, steps to Cody, then shoves him. Cody kicks low and drops for the RHODES UPPERCUT! Cody fires off haymakers, CLUBS Nakamura then whips. Nakamura holds ropes, bails out, and fans boo, But Cody builds speed to baseball slide dropkick! Cody fires off on Nakamura on the outside and they brawl to the stage!

Cody and Nakamura head around one way, Cody brings Nakamura back the other way and sends him into railing! Then Cody brings Nakamura around, to send him into barriers! Cody pulls hair but Nakamura throws body shots. Cody CLUBS Nakamura, CLUBS him to the ring, but Nakamura throws knees! Nakamura CLUBS Cody, stalks him around the way but Cody kicks low! Cody CLUBS Nakamura, CHOPS him, then ELBOWS him on the neck! Cody sends Nakamura into the desk! Cody SPLASHES Nakamura with water! Then SMACKS him off the steps! Cody puts Nakamura in the ring but fans want tables.

Cody climbs up, Nakamura bails out. Cody hops down, hurries over, then goes out, but Nakamura SMACKS Cody with a broom! Nakamura rides the broom like a witch to then go looking for more things. Nakamura has a kendo stick! And he SMACKS Cody with it! And SMACKS him again! Nakamura is trained in martial arts, he definitely knows how to use that! Nakamura SMACKS Cody, JAMS him with it, then paces while Cody bails out. The King of Strong Style is in control while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Nakamura throws knees into Cody, to then snapmare and- NO, Cody avoids the knee drop! Nakamura clutches his leg, and Cody grabs the kendo stick! Cody SMACKS Nakamura in return! Cody may not be as well-trained but he knows how to swing! Nakamura dodges a shot, though, knees low, and he hoists Cody onto the top rope. Nakamura fires body shots, then goes corner to corner for the TOP SHELF KNEE! Cover, TWO! Nakamura is annoyed but he throws knees into Cody’s head and shoulders! Nakamura then paces around, and KICKS Cody in the chest! Fans boo but Nakamura kicks Cody around, then KICKS again!

Nakamura slaps Cody around, and grins as the fans boo. Nakamura BOOTS Cody down! Nakamura paces while Cody sputters, and Nakamura clamps on a chinlock. Cody fights up, the fans rally, and Cody JAWBREAKERS free! Nakamura staggers, Cody runs up, but Nakamura BOOTS him! Nakamura AX KICKS Cody down! Nakamura grabs a leg, drags Cody around, but Cody fights the turnover! Nakamura still powers Cody around, but Cody fights back! Cody kicks free with his free leg, but Nakamura KICKS him again! Cody sputters, Nakamura KICKS him again! And then Nakamura KICK- NO, Cody blocks! But Nakamura ENZIGURIS free!

Nakamura runs, but Cody follows and CLOBBERS him! Cody baits Nakamura in, goes up and over then SPIN POWERSLAMS! The fans fire up with Cody and he stands back up. Cody waits on Nakamura, springboards, DISASTER KICK! Cover, TWO! Cody punches his own cheek to fire himself back up and the fans are with him. Cody hears the chants and he goes looking under the ring. Yes, he finds as TABLE! The fans are thunderous as Cody slides it into the ring, but Nakamura runs up to CRACK Cody with nunchaku! Nakamura shows off a bit, then kicks Cody. And clotheslines Cody into the timekeeper’s area!

Nakamura swings the nunchaku around, storms up, and CLUBS Cody with them! Then Nakamura goes up the barriers, to aim and FLYING- BODY SHOT from Cody! Cody grits his teeth, the fans fire up and rally behind him, and Cody tells the crew to move aside. Cody grabs a steel chair! Cody stalks Nakamura, Nakamura springs right up, but Cody ducks! RED MIST hits the timekeeper guy!! Poor, uh, Berkley! Cody chases Nakamura off, asks for help on behalf of Berkley, but Nakamura SMACKS Cody with the chair! No mercy from Nakamura as he SMACKS Cody again! Cody scrambles into the ring as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once again and Nakamura still hits Cody with the chair! And again, and again! Then Nakamura wedges the chair into the corner, and he stalks Cody. Nakamura drags Cody up to CLUB him, then brings him around. Nakamura whips but Cody reverses, Nakamura CRASHES into chair!! The fans are thunderous as Cody shakes the ropes! Cody storms up on Nakamura to ROACK with a haymaker! Nakamura hits back, but so does Cody! Fans rally behind Cody with every shot, but Nakamura gets the edge. Cody dodges the strike fest to JAB, JAB, JAB, then flip, flop and- NO, Nakamura kicks low!

Nakamura aims but Cody ducks the roundhouse to BIONIC ELBOW! Cody winds up again, another BIONIC ELBOW! Nakamura falls over and the fans fire up again. Cody sees the table is still waiting, so he hurries to set it up! Cody drags Nakamura up, but Nakamura HEADBUTTS Cody! Nakamura puts Cody on the table, climbs up, and SUPER KNEE DROPS through the table! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Nakamura is furious! Nakamura kicks at the table for failing him, then goes out to look for something more. Nakamura grins as he brings out his own TABLE! The fans fire up for the furniture as Nakamura puts it in the ring.

Nakamura sets this table up but against the corner. Nakamura drags Cody up into a SLEEPER! Cody flails, but Nakamura hits the INVERTED- NO, Cody lands on his feet out of the suplex! But Nakamura RAMS him into the chair corner! Nakamura PELES Cody, then runs, and blocks boots! Nakamura puts Cody in ropes, ENZIGURIS and runs, SLIDING GERMAN! Cody writhes, Nakamura goes up, FLYING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Cody hangs tough but Nakamura isn’t done. Nakamura stalks Cody, pulls the suit open, and he aims! KINSHA- SUPERKICK! Cody then reels Nakamura in, to PEDIGREE!! Cover, TWO!!!

Cody is too tired to be upset that Nakamura survives. Both men stir, Cody pounds the mat and the fans rally up again! Cody stands, storms over to Nakamura and brings him up. Cody runs, springboards, CODY CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!!! Nakamura spasms a bit but he’s still in this match! Cody hears the fans rallying as hard as they can and he stands up again. Cody roars and the fans fire up again! Cody tells Nakamura to get up, then he dragon sleepers! But Nakamura drops to victory roll, TWO! Cody ducks one kick but not the WHEEL KICK! Nakamura aims from a corner, runs in, but Cody sends him through the table!!

The fans are thunderous as Cody dragon sleepers, to CROSS RHODES!!! Cover, Cody wins!!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall

And that makes it 2-0! Will this exclamation point be the conclusion to Cody’s chapter with Nakamura? Will the American Nightmare become just the fourth person to win back-to-back Royal Rumble matches? Or is there another plot twist in Cody’s story just waiting to catch him off guard?

My Thoughts:

A great Raw, though with some rather odd moves. So Jinder Mahal shows up last week to get roasted, and now he’s gonna go after Rollins for what I presume is the World Heavyweight Championship at the Rumble? Well, Jinder’s not winning that, or else nothing else in the story makes sense. McIntyre and Punk had a great opening promo segment, and we definitely need to see them interact during the Rumble match. In fact, I think we need them 1v1 before WrestleMania, like at Elimination Chamber or something. That way, that story is wrapped up before Rollins faces whoever it is at WrestleMania. Although, the trend is a world title Triple Threat every 10th Mania…

What I wanna know is, what happened to making Indus Sher a thing? Did they feel it wasn’t the right time? Will Indus Sher be booked more after Rumble and on the way to Elimination Chamber? Though I guess that goes for a lot of tag teams at this point with Judgment Day being the only tag champions right now. Great women’s tag title match, and perhaps one of the better ones. But seeing that Raw has six teams while SmackDown has maybe three, feels like a team from Raw should be moved over to even things out.

Really good match from Kofi and Ludwig, and the count-out draw was a good move given they were about to write Kofi off with that dropkick to the steps. I don’t think Kofi will be gone too long, they can’t deny us a Kofi Kingston trick to survive in the Rumble. Really good sorta filler/not filler match from Otis VS Ivar, with a literally big win for Ivar. Good promo from Jey Uso and Bronson Reed, and I’m thinking Jey is about to get in on the Intercontinental Championship plans we’ve been waiting to hear from Adam Pearce. Though if those ideas were supposed to involve Kofi, not sure what’s gonna happen now that he’s “out.”

Great stuff with Judgment Day tonight as always. R-Truth’s video still has me laughing, it was such a great use of AI image creation as well as just old school image and video editing. Truth is truly the best comedic wrestler today with his commitment to the bit. Great response promo from Judgment Day, too. Great promo from Rhea and Nia to hype up a possibility of those two meeting, but we also got a good promo from Becky so Becky’s totally gotta cost Nia in the Rumble. Maybe Rhea VS Nia is the Elimination Chamber Perth main event so that Rhea can show her full power in front of her home country.

Great match of Finn and Ciampa with Priest and Gargano also getting involved. I originally thought a title shot was on the line right with that, but guess not. And we got a great and hilarious match out of Miz VS JD with Truth and Dom getting involved. Great win for Miz, too, and it seems we’ll be getting some more tag matches out of this stuff before we see Finn & Priest VS DIY, certainly at Royal Rumble. I can’t be the chances of Finn & Priest losing, but it feels like something needs to happen so that we can finally de-unify these belts and each brand gets to have tag titles again. That might have to wait until a SmackDown team/teams challenges for the titles.

And great escalation of things for Cody and Nakamura with that backstage brawl, and then the Street Fight here. I was just hoping there’d be something more than another singles match, and this was a great move. I also applaud the timekeeper taking the red mist. We’re seeing a lot more non-wrestlers getting involved in spots like that all over wrestling, and timekeepers are almost not even noted in WWE, so aside getting all that red coloring all over his face, Berkley surely had a memorable moment tonight. I almost thought Nakamura was gonna win but that disqualification loss was a moral victory for him, so Cody gets THE victory to finish this and move to the Rumble. Though he’ll definitely need to watch his back because Nakamura will surely want to eliminate him in the match.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Mitchell’s NJPW New Beginning Sapporo Results & Report! (2/24/24)

Night two!



The New Beginning comes to an end!

It’s a WrestleKingdom rematch here in Sapporo as Tetsuya Naito gives Sanada a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship! Will NJPW still be tranquilo? Or will the Cold Skull once again be the Gold Skull?


  • Frontier Zone: Toru Yano & Tomoya VS Tomoaki Honma & Katsuya Murashima; Yano & Tomoya win.
  • 10 Man Tag: The House of Torture VS Shota Umino, El Desperado, YOH, Togi Makabe & Boltin Oleg; Shota, Desperado, Yoh, Makabe & Oleg win.
  • 10 Man Tag: Chaos VS Matt Riddle & The United Empire; Chaos wins.
  • Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa VS El Phantasmo & Hikuleo; ELP & Leo win.
  • Nic Nemeth & Ryusuke Taguchi VS David Finlay & Gedo; Nemeth & Taguchi win.
  • BUSHI VS Taka Michinoku; Bushi wins.
  • Hiromu Takahashi VS DOUKI; Douki wins.
  • Shingo Takagi VS Taichi; Taichi wins.
  • Hair VS Hair Match: Yota Tsuji VS Yuya Uemura; Yota wins and Yuya must cut their hair.
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Tetsuya Naito VS SANADA; Naito wins and retains the title.


Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa VS El Phantasmo & Hikuleo!

It’s Guerrillas of Destiny VS Guerrillas of Destiny in the Good Bad Guy’s farewell to NJPW! Will Tama and the Silverback “big brother” The Headbanga and Young Guerilla on the way out? Or will ELP & Leo prove their title belts aren’t just for show?

For those wondering which corner Jado would, he chose neither, as he is now the special guest referee! You can bet The Master Heater will keep this one fair and square. And in a great throwback, Tama comes out in his ghost face killer paint! Meanwhile, Loa has the Mr. Terrific T paint. The four fist bump to show respect, and ELP gets the fans rallying for Tama. The teams sort out and Leo starts against Tama. The fans rally for “G O D! G O D!” as the brothers double fist bump. They circle, tie up, and Leo shoves Tama away. Tama comes back, gets around, headlocks, but Leo endures the grind. Leo powers up to lift Tama, but Tama thrashes the hold.

Leo powers up and out, but Tama slides under the boot! The fans cheer as the stand off. They reset, speed up, and Tama dodges to DROPKICK! Leo stays up and he runs Tama over! Leo runs but Tama avoids the elbow drop! The fans cheer as the two stand off again. Leo and Tama then back off, tag to ELP and Loa. The fans rally as these two circle now. ELP and Loa feel things out, tie up, and they go around. ELP headlocks, Loa powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Neither falls but Loa applauds ELP. ELP dares Loa to go then, so Loa runs. They RAM shoulders and ELP falls! Loa fires up and the fans cheer.

Loa flexes, runs, but ELP drops. Loa sunset flips, ELP sits on it, TWO! Loa has it, TWO! ELP has it, TWO! Wait, aren’t those counts kinda fast? ELP and Loa rock back and forth and Jado can’t even keep up! ELP and Loa let off and ask what’s going on. Jado gives them shoves, telling them to respect his authority. ELP and Loa shove back, but Tama and Leo get in! Tama tells ELP not to shove Jado, but Leo tells Loa the same, and now they’re all shoving each other! Jado tells them all to stop it, this is a clean fight! The fans cheer and GOD all agrees. So they start throwing forearms! Nothing wrong with a brawl!

Tama gets the edge on ELP and Loa gets the edge on Leo. Tama & Loa whip, but ELP & Leo dosido! Tama & Loa dodge, but then so do ELP & Leo! They each SPLASH, then ELP feeds Tama to Leo’s SIDEWALK SLAM! ELP hits the FALLING AX HANDLE! But Loa throws hands on them both! The fans fire up, Loa runs, but ELP hurdles and Leo DDTs Loa down! The fans fire up again as ELP winds up and high-fives Leo! ELP then ROCKS Loa with a forearm, and Loa ends up on ropes. ELP fires more forearms, puts him in a corner and throws body shots. Loa shoves ELP away so ELP BOOTS him!

Tag to Leo and ELP CHOPS Loa. Leo stands Loa up to CHOP! Leo grits his teeth but Leo brings up the vest is too much padding for Loa. Jado says there’s nothing he can do about that, so Leo bumps Loa off buckles. Leo stomps Loa, then CHOPS again! Leo then scoops Loa, ELP tags in, and Leo POWERSLAMS! ELP then springboard SWANTON BOMBS, then LIONSAULTS! Cover, ONE!! ELP argues the count but Jado says he’s being fair. ELP clamps on a chinlock and grinds Loa down. Loa endures, the fans rally up, but ELP smothers Loa. Jado reprimands, ELP lets off with an ELBOW to Loa’s head!

ELP brings Loa up and around, whips but Loa blocks! ELP pushes Loa, whips, but Loa reverses! Loa runs in to A-LIST LARIAT! Loa then goes up and MISSILE DROPKICKS ELP across the ring! The fans fire up while both men are down! ELP and Loa both crawl, hot tag to Tama! Tama rallies on ELP with body shots and uppercuts! Tama fires off in a corner, then whips corner to corner. ELP reverses, runs up but Tama CLOBBERS him first! The fans fire up as the vest comes off! Tama claps and the fans clap along. ELP goes to a corner, Tama runs in, STINGER SPLASH! Then EXPLODER! ELP flounders but Tama goes over to cover, TWO!

ELP is still in this, but Tama keeps his cool. Tama CLUBS ELP, throws down hands, then brings him up. Tama dragon sleepers but ELP snapmares free! ELP dodges the superman punch to straitjacket and torture rack! Tag to Leo, Leo runs, BOOT and BRAIN SALAD! Cover, Loa breaks it! Loa kicks ELP, scoops him, but ELP slips free, feed to Leo’s UPPERCUT! Loa roars, but gets a BOOT ENZIGIRI COMBO! Tama runs up but Leo stops Gun Stun! Feed to SUDDEN DEATH! Tama is down, Leo & ELP reload to aim at Loa! SUDDEN DEATH and GODSEND!! Then Loa is in the drop zone as ELP goes up!

ELP climbs onto Leo’s shoulders, for the SUPER- GUN STUN!! Tama intercepts Thunderkiss, but then Loa grabs Tama! GOD- SPEAR from Loa!! All four men are down and the fans fire up! Jado checks them all, they all stir, and the OG GOD rise up first. They stand Leo up, bring him around and pick him up, MAGIC KILLER!! But they’re not done there, they each take a corner! Loa DIVING HEADBUTTS, Tama SUPREME FLOWS! Cover, TWO!! Leo survives the onslaught from his own brothers and the fans fire up! Tama & Loa are frustrated but they reset and call their shot again! Even Jado’s surprised they want to go this far!

Tama & Loa double whip Leo to a corner, and Loa runs in to clothesline! Tama hits the STINGER SPLASH, and then Loa goes up. The fans rally both ways as Tama tries to suplex Leo, but he’s so big! Leo suplexes Tama instead! Leo stands, Loa leaps, AX HANDLE! Leo drops to a knee, Loa fires up and kicks low. Loa scoops, but Leo slips free! Leo kicks but Loa blocks! Loa dodges the lariat, runs, but into the SNAP POWERSLAM! The fans fire up for Leo as he aims at Tama! Choke grip, but Tama breaks free to ROCK Leo! Leo choke grips again! But Tama breaks free again, so Leo UPPERCUTS! Choke grip again, for GOD-

NO, Tama slips free, shoves, runs, GUN- NO! Leo stops that and choke grips through! GOD- GUN- NO!! Leo counters the counter, then scoops, for a POP-UP CUTTER!! ELP fires up with Leo, and Leo LARIATS Tama inside-out! Cover, ONE?!!? And that’s with Jado’s faster than normal count! Tama fires up, Leo fires up, and Leo hauls Tama up and POWER- NO, Tama fights it! Leo stops the counter, though, to POWERBOMB after all!! Cover, TWO?!?! Tama survives again and everyone is shocked! The fans are thunderous as Leo drags Tama back up with the choke grip. Leo hesitates, but he still hits GODSEND!!! Cover, ELP & Leo win!

Winners: El Phantasmo & Hikuleo, by pinfall

The younger GOD duo defeats the older, and now the torch has been passed. Tama’s farewell to NJPW will be bittersweet, but he will leave knowing he gave it his all, and he has all of our love and respect. Tama stands with his brothers, with Jado and with ELP, and they group hug over the lion logo. Ain’t nobody realer than Guerilla, is the future in good hands with ELP & Leo?


Hair VS Hair Match: Yota Tsuji VS Yuya Uemura!

The Gene Blast and The Heat Storm both want to be THE face of NJPW’s future. They’re both so determined to rise up and leave behind their Young Lion days, they’re willing to put their glorious manes! Who wins and moves forward while the other must relive their past?

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. They circle, feel things out, but Yota avoids Yuya’s lunge in for a leg. They knuckle lock, Yuya gets around to waistlock, but Yota wrenches and switches. Yuya wrenches out to hammerlock, but Yota elbows then switches. Yota has a nelson, then he spins Yuya to a cravat. Yuya endures the neck wrench, swings an arm to bring Yota down, then rolls to wrangle Yota with a top wristlock. Yota keeps his shoulders up, moves around, and he trips Yuya. Yota gets past the leg guard to cover, ONE, but Yota holds off Yuya’s attempt at a lateral press.

Yuya lets off slowly, Yota gets up, and the fans cheer this exchange. The two reset and circle again, feel things out, and knuckle lock again. They go shoulder to shoulder in a Test of Strength and the fans rally up. Yota’s height gives him leverage, and he powers Yuya to ropes. The ref calls the break, Yuya turns things around, but Yuya still lets off. Yuya then CHOPS and whips! Yota rolls Yuya up, TWO! Yuya cradles, ONE!! Yuya tries to roll up now, TWO! Yota bails out and fans cheer. Yuya storms right up to ropes but Yota backs away. Yota paces around the outside so Yuya rests on a corner, willing to wait.

Yota walks around as the ring count climbs, and he steps back in at 5 of 20. Yuya hops down and he resets with Yota. They stare down, Yota just smiling. They go forehead to forehead, then Yota kicks low! Yota headlocks, Yuya powers out then goes the other way! They run the ropes crisscross, then Yuya drops, hurdles and HIP TOSSES Yota down! The fans fire up and Yuya covers, TWO! Yuya keeps cool, and he brings Yota up. Yuya wrenches to wrangle Yota with another top wristlock, then he drops an elbow on the elbow! And then another elbow drop! And another elbow drop! Yuya goes for another wristlock but Yota gets the ROPEBREAK!

Yuya lets go quickly and he waits on Yota. Yota stands and Yuya whips him to a corner. Yuya runs in but Yota BOOTS him! Yuya staggers back, runs in again, but Yota dodges! SPLASH! Yota keeps moving to run Yuya right over! And then he runs to SOMERSAULT SENTON! Yota just keeps moving for a SPLASH! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up as Yuya stays in this. Yota keeps cool, though, and he storms up on Yuya. Yota reels Yuya in but Yuya fights the suplex. Yuya shoves free but Yota BODY BLOWS! Yuya falls in a heap and the ref checks him. Yota drags Yuya up, bumps him off buckles, and RAMS him again and again!

Yota snapmares Yuya to KICK him in the back. Yota kneels for the cover, TWO! A bit cocky from Yota but he grins as he looms over Yuya. Yuya sits up, Yota stands him up, and Yota winds up to ROCK Yuya in the back! Yuya staggers to ropes but Yota storms up. Yuya CHOPS Yota, but Yota fires forearm after forearm. Yota snapmares and KICKS Yuya in the back again! The fans rally as Yuya writhes and Yota paces. Yota grabs the legs, but Yuya scrambles and reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Yota doesn’t let go so Yuya kicks him away. Yuya runs, but into a scoop! BACKBREAKER! Yota gets the legs again, and he turns Yuya over for the BOSTON CRAB!

Yuya endures as Yota sits deep and the fans rally up! Yuya powers up, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Yota lets go while the fans applaud. Yota says okay, and then he runs to baseball slide dropkick Yuya out! Yuya even tumbles to the railing! Fans rally up again as Yota grins and builds speed, but Yuya drops down! The damage to Yuya’s back keeps him from standing and taking a tope. Yota eggs Yuya on, the ring count starts, and Yuya drags himself up at 3 of 20. Yota drags Yuya to the apron and stops the count. Yota suplexes but Yuya slips free! Waistlock, but Yota bucks the O’Conner! Yota runs up, but into an arm-drag!

Yota swings, Yuya ducks, and Yuya hits another arm-drag! Then a DROPKICK! The fans fire up while both men are down! Yuya grits his teeth and clutches his back while Yota stirs and checks his chin. Yota rolls to a corner but Yuya kips up! The fans fire up and Yuya runs corner to corner, to CHOP! Yuya whips corner to corner but just reels Yota in, for a BIG back suplex! Float-over to the cover, TWO! Yota toughs it out but Yuya keeps his cool. Yuya brings Yota up, but Yota fires forearms and a knee! Yota whips, Yuya reverses to SAYANAGI! GROUND ARM SCREW! And then basement dropkick to the arm! Yota writhes, Yuya hurries to cover, TWO!

But Yuya has the top wristlock! Yota reaches out but Yuya drags him away for the DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Yota flails, reaches out, blocks the twist on the arm, but Yuya pulls harder with his top mount! Yuya breaks the grip for the DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Yota still reaches out for ropes but Yuya drags him right to center! Yuya keeps on the double wristlock but Yota kicks around. Yuya shifts into an ARMBAR, but Yota has the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer and Yuya lets go. Yuya is frustrated but he stands back up and brings Yota around. Yuya wrenches, cording holds, and then goes for the other arm. Yota throws Yuya down and rolls back, into the BOSTON CRAB!!

Yuya endures as Yota sits deep on the hold! Yuya powers up but Yota drags him away! Yota’s bad arm forces him to change to a HALF CRAB! Yota still sits deep and Yuya has to bite his thumb to ignore the pain! Yuya fights forward, but Yota drags him away! Yota manages to get both legs on one side, LOBSTER CRAB! Yuya endures as Yota pulls! Yuya tries to fight, but Yota then digs a knee in! LION TAMER!! Yuya bites all his fingers just to keep from giving up! Yota lets go in frustration as his arms can’t hold on any longer! Yota grabs at both legs this time, and he SWINGS Yuya around! He only gets five rotations but he fires back up!

Yota tries for the legs again but Yuya traps the bad arm, to SNAP it! Yota staggers, Yuya swings but Yota catches him! BACKBREAKER, but Yuya swings out of the clinch to full nelson! Then he spins Yota to DIVORCE COURT DDT! Yota clutches the arm while both men are down! Yuya rolls to ropes while Yota writhes at center. Yuya goes back to Yota and they both stand. Yuya throws a haymaker, then another! Yota backs up to a corner, Yuya CHOPS him! Yuya CHOPS again, then fires haymakers! Yuya CHOPS then runs Yota corner to corner to bump off buckles! Yuya throws hands, runs Yota to the other corner and again bumps him off buckles!

Yuya CHOPS Yota, climbs up, and he rains down fists! The fans fire up and count along, Yuya goes all the way to TEN! Yuya pulls at Yota’s hair but Yota grins. Yuya drags Yota out by his legs, stomps him and covers, TWO! Yota rises up but Yuya fires up. Yuya runs up but Yota gets around, goes up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Yuya stands, swings, but into a wrench and wrangle, lateral press! TWO, and Yota arm-drags! Float over, headscissor cradle, TWO!! Yuya escapes, Yota runs up, but Yota blocks the arm-drag! Only for Yuya to swing around and arm-drag after all! Yota gets up, swings, but into a spin and backslide! TWO!

Yuya holds onto the arms, rolls into another backslide, TWO! The two men fight for control, stand back up, and Yuya spins Yota around for underhooks! Yota fights that to back drop but Yuya sunset flips it! TWO and Yota BOOTS Yuya down! The fans fire up while Yota catches his breath. Yota finally goes for the cover, but Yuya drags him into a ghost pin, TWO!! Yuya shifts around, sunset flip! TWO and it’s back to the ghost pin! TWO!! Yota escapes but Yuya UPPERCUTS! Yuya runs, but into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! The fans fire up, Yota runs, but Yuya gets around the lariat! Yuya underhooks for the BUTTERFLY SLAM! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally up again and Yuya grows frustrated. Yuya goes to a corner, then climbs up! Yota rises, then runs up to GAMANGIRI! The fans fire up with Yota as he climbs up! Yota fires hands, then goes to the very top! Yota brings Yuya up to join him, for a SUPER SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Yuya survives but Yota roars! Yota drags Yuya up and suplexes, but Yuya knees free! Double cording holds, DEADBOLT PLEX! But both men are down! The fans fire up as they stir, and Yuya goes to a corner. Yota eggs Yuya on, Yuya runs up, and DOUBLE FOREARMS DECK both men! The fans fire up again while the ref checks them!

Yota and Yuya stir, and Yota blinks through the daze. Yota stands up, but then falls right over! Yuya is also still down so the ref says it’ll be a standing count! The fans rally up for both guys, and they’re both down at 5 of 10! And then 7! And 8! Both men rise at 9 and the fans fire up again! We hit 25 minutes, leaving five left! Both men rise up, stare down, and they rush right in! Yuya headlocks, Yota powers out but Yuya runs him over! Cover, ONE!! The fans rally again as Yuya stands, but Yota runs him over! Cover, ONE!! Yuya storms up but Yota blocks the scoop with a facelock! Yota scoops Yuya to SLAM him!

Yuya rises and runs up, but into another scoop and SLAM! The fans fire up and Yota grins as he drags Yuya back up. Yota runs, but Yuya back drops him away! Yuya roars and the fans fire up again as he goes up the corner! Yuya aims as Yota rises, CROSSBODY FLOPS! CURB STOMP!! Yota then hauls Yuya up to suplex and FALCON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Yuya survives and the fans fire up as Yota roars again! Yota powers up his arm, we hit the three minute warning, and Yota aims from a corner. GENE- RANA!! Then ARMBAR!! But Yota stacks him, TWO! Yota is free and KNEES Yuya! And SUPERKICKS! And GENE- ARM-DRAG, Ghost pin! TWO!!

Yuya ENZIGIRIS but Yota stays up! GENE- CUTTER!! Yuya has had an answer for every spear attempt, and now he drags Yota back up! Yuya cording holds, swings for the other arm, and roars to DEAD- NO, Yota HEADBUTTS! But Yuya HEADBUTTS! Two minute warning and a GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men rise, GENE BLAST!!! Cover, YOTA WINS!

Winner: Yota Tsuji, by pinfall (Yuya must cut his hair)

Yuya let Yota have too much space and he got blasted! Yota has the epic tiebreaker, will he make his way towards championship opportunities now? And Yota stands Yuya up by pulling his hair, as if adding insult to injury. Yuya says fine, just get it over with. The ring staff set out a white tarp and bring in a chair. Yuya reluctantly sits in the chair, and Yota has the scissors and clippers. Yota gathers up the hair in a ponytail, and Yuya grits his teeth as all of that is cut away. Then Yota just goes right down the middle with the clippers! Yuya says stop, and he does the rest himself! Yuya won’t let Yota have the satisfaction of humiliating him.

Yuya leaves to finish that haircut in the back. Will the Heat Storm find a way to shine while looking like a Young Boy?


IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Tetsuya Naito VS SANADA!

WrestleKingdom 18 was only 50 days ago but it feels like only yesterday that NJPW had the largest LIJ roll call in history! The Uncontrollable Charisma finally had his moment, but will the Cold Skull take it back? Or will even Sapporo be tranquilo?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who closes out this New Beginning!

As usual, Naito takes his time with his elaborate entrance attire, but again Sanada is patient because he knows all about this. Naito finishes with the pants and the bell rings. The fans rally up as the two stare down. Red Shoes assesses the cheering and feels it favors Naito. Sanada doesn’t seem bothered by that, but Naito doesn’t seem fired up by it, either. The two circle, approach, but back away. Sanada knows this trick by Naito, too, and doesn’t let it get to him. They tie up now, Naito powers Sanada back to ropes then headlocks. Red Shoes calls the break, Sanada turns things around on Naito, but Naito doesn’t let go.

Red Shoes counts, Naito slowly lets go and Sanada pats Naito on the shoulders. The fans cheer as the two reset. They circle, feel things out, and Sanada gets a leg. Sanada moves to waistlock but Naito wrenches out. Naito hammerlocks then full nelsons, but Sanada fights the hold. Sanada breaks free, hammerlocks then headlocks, and he grinds Naito down. Naito powers up and out but Sanada runs him over! The fans rally up as things speed up, and Naito arm-drags only for Sanada to counter that! Sanada then trips Naito, has the legs and he ties Naito up into Paradise! The fans cheer as Sanada has Naito caught!

Sanada pulls on the legs to put some pressure on, then he DROPKICKS Naito out of Paradise! Naito bails out but Sanada waits on him. Sanada then builds speed, but he tumbles up and out as Naito moves! Naito sweeps the legs, then dropkicks Sanada down! Naito builds speed, but he rolls and tranquilos! Sanada still fell for that old trick! Sanada cools off as he paces around, though, and takes his time returning. Naito stays back, Sanada slides in, but then Naito bails out! The fans cheer but Sanada goes out to CLUB Naito! Sanada isn’t in the mood for games and he whips, but Naito reverses to CLAW Sanada’s eyes!

Naito whips Sanada, but Sanada reverses! Naito is sent into railing after all! Sanada brings Naito around, hangs him off the apron, but Naito kicks free of that to turn things around! DRAPING DDT to the floor!! Sanada writhes while Naito strikes like a Viper! The fans rally up while Naito leaves Sanada behind. The ring count starts while Sanada clutches his head and neck. Sanada is still down at 5 of 20, and then 10! Sanada sits up at 12, pushes himself up and stands at 15. Sanada shakes out the arm and slides in at 18, and fans cheer. Naito brings Sanada up to CLUB away on the neck, though, then he whips.

Naito arm-drags Sanada, ELBOWS him down and basement dropkicks! Naito floats to a cravat and he cranks on the neck! Sanada endures and kicks around. Naito leans his weight but Sanada fights up. Naito CLUBS Sanada again, and again! Sanada goes to ropes, but Naito whips him. Naito hip toss NECKBREAKERS! Sanada writhes again, rolls to the apron and flops to the floor, but Naito pursues. Naito sits Sanada up to SAMBO LEG NELSON! No ropebreaks on the outside, is Naito going to grind Sanada down for a count out? The count does start again, and Sanada can only kick around as Naito puts on the pressure.

Naito stops at 10 of 20, then slides into the ring at 14. Sanada is down at 15, rises as the fans rally, and slides in at 18! Fans cheer but Naito is right on Sanada to CLUB away on the neck! Naito whips, Sanada holds ropes to avoid the arm-drag, and he dropkicks a leg! Naito hobbles but Sanada runs up. Naito kicks low then whips Sanada to a corner. Naito runs in but Sanada BOOTS him! Sanada goes up and QUEBRADA, but Naito gets under! Only for Sanada to dropkick the legs out! Both men are down as Naito clutches his knee and Sanada shakes out his arm. Sanada stalks Naito, brings him up and has the leg, but Naito CLAWS the eyes!

Red Shoes reprimands but Naito SPITS at Sanada. Naito whips but Sanada reverses to hurdle, hurdle and DROPKICK! Sanada’s legs work just fine, and he watches Naito bail out again. The fans rally and duel, Sanada PLANCHAS! Down goes Naito and the fans fire up! Sanada encourages them to get louder so they oblige. Sanada goes back to Naito, still loving the adulation, and he brings Naito back up. Sanada puts Naito in, fireman’s carries, but Naito fights free. Naito shoves Sanada to a corner, runs up, and he blocks boots! Naito puts Sanada in the ropes for a DRAPING BACKBREAKER!

Naito drags Sanada up, whips, and HIP TOSS NECKBREAKERS again! Sanada writhes and Naito shakes out his leg. Naito drags Sanada up again, puts him up top, and then climbs up after him. But Sanada slips out to DROPKICK Naito down onto the post! That post might’ve saved Naito from a worse fall, but certainly not from a softer one! Sanada climbs up behind Naito now, brings him around, and hits a SUPER FALLING BACKBREAKER!! Then a suplex for the MAGIC SCREW! Cover, TWO!! Naito survives and Sanada seethes but the fans fire up! Sanada hauls Naito up to the SKULL END! But Naito arm-drags free!

Naito runs up, Sanada sidesteps and O’Conner Roll, into SKULL END! The body scissors are in and Naito is caught! The fans fire up and duel as Naito endures! Naito kicks around, reaches out, but Sanada squeezes tight! Naito kicks and kicks and fights to gain ground but Sanada’s body scissors keep him stuck at center! The fans rally as hard as they can for Naito but he’s fading! Sanada follows his formula by letting go to go up top! ROUNDING BODY PRESS onto knees!! Naito saves himself but in double-edged fashion! Both men are down and the fans rally up again! Naito rises first and hobbles over to Sanada.

Naito drags Sanada up to kick and ELBOW! And kick, and ELBOW! Naito fires off more elbows, and Sanada staggers away to the corner! The fans rally up again, but Naito drags Sanada up to kick and ELBOW! And kick, and ELBOW! And ELBOW, ELBOW, ELBOW! Sanada falls again and this is all going to Naito’s formula! Naito drags Sanada up, puts him up top, and climbs up again. Naito CLUBS Sanada again and again to make sure he stays put this time. SUPER STEINER!! The fans fire up as both men are down! Naito then aims from the corner as Sanada rises, and the fans rally behind him.

Sanada stands, Naito runs up, into a DROPKICK! Naito stays up so Sanada whips. Naito reveres but Sanada denies the DDT to fireman’s carry! TK- DESTINO!! Naito hits it outta nowhere but he won’t leave it at that! Naito drags Sanada up, SPITS at him, then throws those ELBOWS! Sanada drops to his knees but Naito drags him up again. ELBOW! ELBOW! ELBOW! But Sanada roars! Sanada runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Naito stands Sanada up, wrenches, but Sanada denies the tilt-o-whirl! Naito and Sanada fight for control, and Naito CLUBS away! Tilt-o-whirl, DESTI- NO! Sanada fights that to the clinch!

But Naito fights from below! Sanada wrenches Naito, but Naito dragon sleepers! Is Naito trying to steal Skull End?! Sanada snapmares free before Naito truly can, and Sanada SHINING- NO, Naito ducks it! Naito UPPERCUTS, ENZIGIRIS, and then wrenches! Tilt-o-whirl, but Sanada slips free! Clinch and DEAD- NO, Naito gets around to waistlock! Sanada powers out to fire forearm after forearm! ROLLING ELBOW! Naito leans on ropes and the fans fire up! Naito CLUBS Sanada again and again, then ROCKS him! Sanada fireman’s carries! TKO! Both men are down again and the fans fire back up!

Sanada and Naito stir as the fans rally and duel. The “NA-I-TO!” is still stronger than the “SA-NA-DA!” but Sanada stands up first. Sanada scoops and BACKBREAKERS Naito into position! Sanada goes up again, ROUNDING BODY PRESS!! Cover, TWO!! Naito survives and the fans are thunderous! Sanada snarls, goes back up, ROUNDING BODY PRESS!! But Sanada won’t stop there, he clinches and DEAD- NO, Naito slips free! Tilt-o-whirl, DESTINO!!! And then another wrench, another tilt-o-whirl, DESTINO~!!! But that’s still not enough!? Naito scoops Sanada, but Sanada fights it! The fans duel as the two fight for control!

Sanada powers his way out of the grip and ENZIGIRIS! Naito roars?! But he turns around into a SHINING WIZARD!! Clinch and DEAD- NO, Naito slips free again! TORNADO- NO, Sanada stuffs it, so Naito just holds onto the facelock! Naito has the squeeze on Sanada now, but Sanada moves around. Sanada reaches out but Naito has body scissors to keep him down! The fans rally, Sanada fights up, so Naito clinches, to steal DEADFALL! Sanada rolls through!? BLINDSIDE SHINING WIZARD!! The fans are thunderous again as both men are down! Sanada kips up!! The fans fire up as Sanada runs up, SHINING WIZARD!!!

Sanada isn’t done there, he drags Naito back up! Clinch and DEAD- NO, Naito just fights free again! TORNADO CRADLE! NAITO WINS!!

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, by pinfall (still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion)

Sanada is furious that he got caught! Sanada stubbornly tried for his new ace card and that was perhaps his downfall. Will he have no choice but to go to the back of the line when it comes to this title?

As for Naito, he gets some water, and then takes the belt from Red Shoes. Naito drops it in a corner for a moment so he can get his baseball cap. Naito then gets the mic so he can say, “Buenas tardes, Sapporo~!” The fans cheer, and Naito thanks everyone for being here at NJPW: The New Beginning in Sapporo, “Gracias, amigos.” And tonight, here in Sapporo, there is someone who won’t be in the ring anymore. It was August, 2007, the first person that man wrestled in NJPW was Naito himself. And so Naito feels it wouldn’t be right if he didn’t address that man. The fans know he means “O-KA-DA!” who was on commentary for this match.

Naito says that all that said, this was a main event title match, and Naito won. So we have to end this the only way it can! It has been a minute since we heard this, so are you ready? The New Beginning in Sapporo must of course end with… “Bushi! Hiromu! Takagi! Titan! Yota! Y Naito! Nosotros…! LOS! INGOBERRRRRNABLEEEES~! DE! JA! PON!!” The confetti flies and the fans cheer as the tranquilo era continues! But then Naito invites The Rainmaker into the ring! Okada obliges by stepping off commentary and stepping through the gate. Okada steps inside and he stands with Naito right at the center of the ring.

Naito offers the LIJ fist bump, which fans cheer. Okada sighs and figures this is the last time he’ll even get the chance, so he reaches up. But then Naito SPITS in Okada’s eye and CLUBS away on Okada! Fans are torn as Naito whips, but Okada reverses! Naito avoids the dropkick, Okada avoids the lariat, and then ripcords! But Naito ducks the Rainmaker to tranquilo! The fans cheer and even Okada has to smile. Naito stands back up and says Okada can go now. Okada says fine and he exits. The fans cheer as The Rainmaker takes his leave, and the Uncontrollable Charisma waves goodbye. But will Naito prove he’s the true face of NJPW now that we’ve made it through the New Beginning?

My Thoughts:

A great finale to the New Beginning series here, though it’s a shame Tanahashi is hurt and could not take Nemeth up on his invitation to have a tag match, nor could he be part of the 10 Man Tag with Okada and Chaos. It’s an ankle injury, hopefully he’ll be alright. But at the same time, he doesn’t really have to wrestle, he’s President of NJPW now and should be taking it easy. Anyhow, great tag match from the Guerillas of Destiny to be Tama’s sendoff. As such, Leo & ELP naturally won, and they take the banner up for GOD, certainly as a tag team. I don’t think Loa’s leaving NJPW, so maybe Loa becomes a singles guy within the faction?

Bushi beating Taka, Douki beating Hiromu, Taichi beating Takagi, Just5Guys win that best of three, but LIJ wins out the night because both Yota and Naito win the last two matches. A really good, really cerebral match from Yota and Yuya, the storytelling of wanting to win with Young Lion moves continues between them, and I really liked how many times Yuya countered the Gene Blast, only for one to still hit. The New Japan Cup is up next, I’m sure Yota is going to have a strong showing as he tries for the world title.

Naito VS Sanada was really good, though I’m not sure it was quite like their WrestleKingdom match. But I suppose part of that was that of course Naito won. I appreciated the parallel to Yota VS Yuya with Sanada failing to hit Deadfall again and again. Naito then snatches the win with a cradle, not a finisher, technically keeping Sanada strong. I’m just not sure how Sanada does in the New Japan Cup. English commentary was pointing out getting Naito VS Sanada Part 3 through the New Japan Cup would be too much.

Sanada could obviously go for a different title in the meantime, though I have no idea what one. Just5Guys already feuded with House of Torture, they can’t default to that and the NEVER Openweight title. Nemeth just got the Global title and Riddle just got the NJPW World TV title, so I don’t think they’d lose to Sanada, but those would make for some interesting feuds. And I don’t even think Sanada would care about the KOPW Championship, though it would  be interesting to see what matches he’d come up with.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (2/24/24)

The Collision Cowboys ride again!



Can Papa Gunn breathe with the Switchblade?

The Bang Bang Scissor Gang wants to run AEW, but they need to prove they can work together, no matter what! Will Jay White, Colten & Billy make a winning combination?


  • No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hobbs wins.
  • FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions; FTR wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Ladybird Monroe; Rosa wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS The Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson; White, Colten & Billy win.
  • Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black; Malakai wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost; Deeb wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama; Bryan wins.


No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!

Just last night on Rampage, The Spanish God called out the Don Callis Family, and then got jumped by the Don Callis Family! Callis and the rest of the family has been banned from ringside, as has Chris Jericho, this must be settled between Sammy and Hobbs! Will there be anything left of Sammy to return home to his wife and daughter? Or will The Book of Hobbs call for no mercy and no remains?

The moment Hobbs hops off the corner, Sammy JUMP KNEES! The bell rings, Sammy runs up to JUMP KNEE again! Hobbs staggers around, but he catches Sammy to TOSS him to a corner! Hobbs runs in, Sammy dodges and RAMS in! Sammy ENZIGIRS, Hobbs staggers, and Sammy springboards, FLYING CUTTER! The fans fire up as Hobbs staggers back to his feet. Sammy runs up to clothesline Hobbs and himself out of the ring! Sammy shouts, “I’m a freakin’ Collider now!” Sammy gets the steel steps in place and the fans fire up. Sammy comes back to whip Hobbs but Hobbs reverses! Sammy leaps the steps!

Hobbs runs up, but Sammy sends him into railing! Sammy repositions the steps, gets space and runs in, to use the steps to LEAP! But Hobbs catches Sammy, and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM on the steps!! Sammy writhes and flounders away but Hobbs tells the ref to get outta the way. The fans boo, Hobbs soaks it up, and Hobbs drags Sammy up. Hobbs says Sammy wanted this, and he brings Sammy around to DECK him with a haymaker! The fans duel, Hobbs scoops Sammy, APRON POWERSLAM! And again! And again! Hobbs then SLINGS Sammy into railing! The fans fire up as Hobbs says one more time!

Hobbs hauls Sammy back up, for a fake out. Hobbs doesn’t do what the fans want him to do, he does what he wants. Hobbs moves the other set of steps around, brings Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into railing! Hobbs asks Kevin Kelley what he’s going on about but Kevin isn’t sure Hobbs means. Hobbs tells Kevin to stand up so Kevin does, and then Hobbs demands Kevin hand over his belt. His belt? Hobbs tells him again, give over the belt. Kevin gives in and hands said belt over. Hobbs then takes the belt and uses it to LASH Sammy on the back! Fans are torn but Hobbs LASHES Sammy again!

Sammy writhes, Nigel tells Kevin this is his fault. Hobbs winds up, Sammy dodges the belt to SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK again! Sammy grabs a chair, and he SMACKS Hobbs with it! And then HEADSHOT! Hobbs flounders against railing but the fans fire up as Sammy stalks him. Sammy tosses Hobbs the chair to KICK it into him! Then Sammy cravats, uses the steps, but Hobbs turns the cutter into a TOSS over the railing! Sammy’s leg clips the top, but Hobbs hauls him back up and over! But Sammy slips free, and CUTTERS to the steps!! Sammy gets the belt now and he LASHES Hobbs in return!

Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a table! The fans fire up as Sammy sets the table up nearby. Sammy has security move aside, so he can slide that chair off the table and into Hobbs! Sammy then adds another table! If one is good, more must be better! The fans fire up with Sammy as he has those side by side. Hobbs goes to the apron but Sammy climbs up. Sammy aims and leaps, but Hobbs catches him again!! And he SPINEBUSTERS Sammy through the tables!!! All of Springfield, Missouri lose their minds while the ref checks on both men, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Hobbs snarls as he slowly rises up out of the wreckage. Sammy stirs but Hobbs clears out the debris to bring him up. Hobbs HEADBUTTS Sammy and Sammy staggers away. Sammy gets in the ring but Hobbs pursues. Hobbs climbs the corner?! Hobbs then FLYING LARIATS! The Powerhouse proves he can fly, then he covers, TWO!! Sammy survives but Hobbs grinds him into the mat! Hobbs talks trash on Sammy while he fishhooks the nose and pulls on the ear! Hobbs then drags Sammy up, whips him to a corner hard, and Sammy drops to his knees. Hobbs looms over Sammy, eggs him on, and the fans rally up.

Hobbs talks more trash, stands Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into another corner! Collision returns to single picture as Sammy crawls around. Hobbs looms over Sammy again, slaps him around, and then whips him into another corner! Hobbs runs up, Sammy dodges and Hobbs hits buckles! Sammy uses the corner to help in the torture rack! Fans fire up as Sammy carries Hobbs, and GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, TWO?!? Hobbs survives and Sammy is shocked! The fans rally as Sammy hurries to find himself something more. Sammy takes a monitor from the timekeeper!

Sammy brings the equipment into the ring, MONITOR SHOT!! But that’s not enough so Sammy looks around outside. He finds another table! The fans are thunderous as table number three is put in the ring. Sammy hurries after Hobbs but Hobbs LARIATS Sammy inside-out! Hobbs storms around, grabs the table for his own and sets that up near a corner. Hobbs goes back for Sammy as the fans rally up, and Hobbs hauls Sammy up. Sammy JAWBREAKERS back! Hobbs wobbles, but Sammy SUPERKICKS! Hobbs still wobbles, so Sammy springboards and FLYING- NO, Hobbs catches him again! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, TWO!!!

Sammy survives and now Hobbs is furious! Hobbs runs to BOOT Sammy down! Hobbs goes out while Sammy flops off the apron. Hobbs looks around under the ring, and he brings out a fourth table! The fans fire up as Hobbs brings this one to the ramp side. Hobbs sets that up, stomps Sammy to keep him down, then he goes to fetch a fifth table! The fans are thunderous, this might be the most tables in a non-table match! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops him, and aims, but Sammy slips free to POST Hobbs first! Sammy fires up again while Hobbs staggers around. Sammy chugs a fan’s beer, then SMASHES Hobbs with the bottle!

The fans fire up as Hobbs ends up on the tables! The fans give Sammy another beer, to SMASH it on Hobbs again! Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a LADDER! The fans are loving it, because now we’ve entered TLC territory! Sammy gets that ladder in the ring while the fans lose their minds! Sammy moves table number three outta the way so he can stand his ladder up. And it’s a big ladder! Fans chant “Please Don’t Die!” because this is extra crazy even for Sammy! Sammy climbs to the second highest rung, takes aim, and shoutout to Jeff Hardy! SUPER SWANTON BOMB through the tables!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as the ref checks Sammy. Sammy gets Hobbs up and into the ring and the fans fire up again. “This is Awesome!” as Sammy takes table number three and sets it back up! Hobbs flounders, Sammy pushes him onto that table and punches him down. Sammy then goes to the corner, which is comparatively short, but Hobbs shoves the ref into Sammy!! Sammy is stuck on the top rope and Hobbs snarls as he storms up after him! Hobbs brings Sammy up for the scoop! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM THROUGH THE TABLE!! Cover, Hobbs wins!!

Winner: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall

All that damage done to Hobbs and he still took the win! Is there no stopping the Don Callis Family with the Powerhouse behind it?


The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Jon Moxley is with Claudio Castagnoli as he shares a story. “When Claudio first comes to America, he shows up at the gym to train with William Regal and Dave Taylor. When Dave pulls up, Claudio’s sitting on the front step, there’s no cars around. Dave says, ‘How’d you get here?’ Claudio says, ‘I walked.’ Dave says, ‘From the airport? 20+ miles?’ Claudio says, ‘Yeah.'” That was day one. You think 20 minutes is a lot to Claudio? It’s nothing, he’s a freak. Moxley is a freak in a different way, needing to get hit in the face a couple times just to wake up. And while Moxley’s not a sprinter, he can run all day and all night.

You will never win a war of attrition with the BCC. When it’s a game of who can endure, you have no chance. But the BCC don’t get paid by the hour and they don’t wanna wrestle like they do. So time limit draws for them are unsatisfactory. So congrats, FTR, you pissed them off! Good job. But if you wanna challenge them for Revolution, you wanna pay homage to tag team wrestling in one of the wrestling Meccas, Greensboro, North Carolina, they accept. The four of them will show the world that all that history is just that. This is 2024, this is AEW, the BCC are the elite of the elite, and this sport evolves.

Claudio, what’s Moxley thinking of right now? Well, tag team wrestling, Midnight Express, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Arn ‘n’ Tully, Crockett Promotions, its entire history. And about FTR, how they look to the past, how they wanna bring back the past. The BCC looks to the future. The BCC creates the style and the wrestling that they wanna see today. So FTR, if you wanna live in the past, fine. But if you wanna step into the future, that path is through them! And all you have to do is just be better than Moxley & Claudio.

Moxley also keeps thinking, that can’t be all that FTR had. Because it feels like they unloaded all their heavy artillery, every magazine, while the BCC barely pulled the trigger. If FTR want to be big names in Greensboro, then they’ll have to swim in deep, deep waters. Claudio tells FTR to bring the whole bag of tricks, because they’ll need it. The match is set, but just how far will both teams go to settle the score?


FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are ready for another fight with the BCC, but for right now, they’ve got the STP! Will the #TopGuys still be FTR? Or will Lee Moriarty & Shane Taylor himself prove they’re in that conversation now?

The teams sort out and Dax starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Lee and Dax tie up, Lee waistlocks and headlocks, then wrenches to hammerlock. Lee shoves Dax then claps at him, but Dax keeps it cool. Dax tags Cash, Cash runs up but Lee avoids him. The two feel things out, tie up and go around, then break the deadlock. They reset, tie up again, and Lee wrenches to spin Cash and wrangle him. Lee steps over, has La Magistrol, TWO! Lee pushes Cash around and then dances at him. Cash storms up but Lee backs off. Lee smirks at Cash then resets with him. They tie up, Lee headlocks, but Cash powers out.

Cash drops, drops, and hurdles to then ELBOW Lee down! Then arm-drag! Cash has the armlock and he slaps Lee around. Cash tags Dax, whips Lee, drop toehold and elbow drop! Fans rally up and Dax brings Lee up. Dax wrenches but Lee powers him to the corner! Tag to Shane but Dax gets away. Shane and Dax circle, talk some trash, and tie up. Dax headlocks, Shane powers up and out, but Dax RAMS him! Shane says not today! Dax runs again, RAMS again, but Shane stays up. Dax RAMS Shane again, and again, but Shane scoops! Dax slips free, waistlocks, but Shane bucks the O’Conner. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, but stays back to avoid hands.

The fans fire up as Dax and Shane reset, tie up, and Dax headlocks. Shane powers up and out, Dax SHOTGUNS him! Shane comes back but Dax avoids the senton! Dax wrenches, but Shane LARIATS! Shane drags Dax up, tags Lee, and STP mugs Dax. Lee throws knees, snapmares Dax and basement dropkicks! Lee drags Dax up, ROCKS hi, but Dax puts him in a corner to CHOP! And CHOP! Dax brings Lee around, wrenches, but Lee ROCKS Dax! And CHOPS him! Dax CHOPS again! And again! Lee swings, Dax ducks and picks Lee up, but Shane tags in before the atomic drop! Lee hobbles away, Dax ROCKS Shane!

Dax runs up to whip Lee but Lee reverses. Dax rebounds off buckles to CLOBBER Lee, but Shane CLOBBERS Dax! Cover, TWO! Dax survives, Shane talks trash on Cash, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Dax up, puts him in a corner, then winds up to CHOP! Dax sputters and Shane talks more trash. Shane stands Dax up, winds up, and CHOPS again! Shane keeps Dax in the corner, whips him corner to corner hard, and Dax falls back! Shane talks more trash to Cash but the ref keeps Cash back. Shane tags Lee, STP mugs Dax and Lee puts Dax in a corner. Lee fires forearms, then climbs up to rain down fists! Lee gloats but Dax CHOPS from below! Lee stomps but Dax CHOPS! They clinch, go around, and end up on ropes. Shane tags in, he throws hands on Dax! Shane scoops and SLAMS Dax, then stares Cash down while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shane has Dax in a bearhug! Dax endures the squeeze but the fans rally up. The ref checks Dax, the hand drops once. The hand drops twice! But then Dax comes back to life! And he BITES Shane’s forehead! The ref reprimands but Shane lets Dax go. Dax back suplexes, but falls over under Shane! Shane covers, TWO! Tag to Lee, and STP gets Dax up. Lee whips Dax but Dax turns the back drop into a cradle! TWO, and Dax CHOPS! Dax puts on a SLEEPER, but Lee RAMS him iont a corner! Tag to Shane, Dax fires hands on STP! Dax swings, Lee gets around to IRON OCTOPUS!

Shane runs up to KNEE Dax! Dax staggers to a corner, Shane clotheslines, then URENAGES! Shane goes up the corner, Cash shouts to Dax, but Shane leaps! Shane FLOPS as Dax moves! Dax and Shane crawl, hot tag to Lee! Lee drags Dax back but Dax hops up and up and hot tags Cash! Cash rallies on Lee, JAB, JAB and HAYMAKER! HAYMAKER for Shane! CHOP for Lee! Cash UPPERCUTS Lee, CHOPS him, then brings Lee out to LARIAT! Shane storms up but Cash spins him and UPPERCUTS! Cash runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and LARIATS Shane down! Fans fire up but Lee is back! Cash gets around, SLEEPER, into UPPERCUT!

Lee rebounds, into a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives and bails out while the fans fire up. Cash drags Lee up from the apron, suplexes, but Shane trips Cash! Lee lands on Cash, TWO! Lee waistlocks, Cash switches, but Lee switches! Cash bucks the O’Conner but Lee distracts the ref so Shane can DECK Cash! Lee rolls Cash up, TWO!!! Cash survives but Lee brings him up. Lee whips Cash at the corner but Cash BLASTS Shane! Cash goes up and over Lee, then does it again! Tag to Dax, sunset flip leads to the pop-up, BULLDOG BOMB! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

BCC said FTR live in the past, but they used an old school finisher to win! Cash gets the mic now as the fans chant for FTR, and Cash says, “So a few weeks ago, Jon Moxley said, ‘Step up, and get stepped on.'” The fans boo that, but Cash tells Moxley, FTR is like a couple roaches. It’ll take much more than getting stepped to kill them! The fans cheer that! So that said, if BCC has anything more to say, they know where FTR’s gonna be. Dax tells Moxley & Claudio that he heard everything they had to say. They talked about differing styles and different eras, how FTR are throwbacks and the past is what they care about.

“That’s not what this is about. Moxley, you’ve been here since almost the beginning. For almost five years, you’ve been the king of AEW. This is your castle! This is your house, Mox! And I see you, Mox. And I see Claudio, and I see Bryan. I see you walk around the back, and people cower and they fear and they drop their eyes because they’re afraid of you. I think the reason you’re pissed off is you found a couple guys who ain’t scared of you.” The fans cheer that, too! FTR ain’t scared. But if Moxley is the king and this is his castle, it’s been said that to be a king, you gotta kill a king. So Revolution, FTR comes for the king’s head. #TopGuysOut!

The fans fire up as Dax & Cash are ready to be more elite than the elite of the elite! Will either team be left standing after the Revolution?


Thunder Rosa VS Ladybird Monroe!

La Mera Mera is ranked #2 in the Women’s Division, and we know the AEW Women’s World Championship is spoken for in terms of a challenger. Will Rosa then look to solidify her spot in the TBS Championship chase?

The bell rings and Rosa circles with Monroe. They tie up, go around, and Rosa waistlocks to SLAM Monroe down. Rosa then facelocks, waistlocks, but Monroe switches. Rosa pries the hold to switch, hammerlock, and then chicken wing! Rosa wants the crossface, too, but Monroe wrenches out to hammerlock back. Monroe pulls hair, talks trash and CLUBS Rosa. Rosa gets mad now. Monroe whips, Rosa reverses and CHOPS! Monroe goes to a corner, and Rosa CHOPS her again! Rosa fires off forearms then bumps Monroe off buckles! Rosa says this is how you climb the ladder! Rosa CHOPS Monroe again!

Rosa winds up but Monroe ducks this chop to stomp Rosa in return. Monroe pie faces and CHOPS Rosa, then CHOPS! Monroe winds up, UPPERCUTS, then snapmares! Monroe cartwheels but Rosa avoids the boot! Rosa rolls Monroe then basement KNEES Monroe down! The fans fire up and Rosa runs side to side, DROPKICK against ropes! Monroe sputters but Rosa drags her up. Fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Rosa roars, wants Monroe back up, and Monroe slowly rises. The fans rally as Rosa reels her in. Rosa puts on out, package and TIJUANA BOMB! Cover, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

“You see this? I’m climbing the ladder, because as we know, Thunder Rosa knows how to work hard.” Rosa vows this is her time, will her comeback be unstoppable?


Backstage interview with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Stokely Hathaway.

Renee Paquette is with The Galaxy’s Greatest, The Babe with the Power and #BigStoke, bringing up the “choice words” from Skye Blue & Julia Hart last night on Rampage. What is their reaction? Stokely wants to start by saying he doesn’t appreciate that hostility. What happened last week, he apologized for. Did he put it on social media at like 3AM and then delete it five minutes later? Absolutely! But the past is the past. Stat said it best, they worry about the future, and that includes those two- Willow says think before you speak, Stokely. “Ho…ly cow, you got something to say.”

And Kris points out Skye is always looking for a fight, so maybe, since they’re 1-1, they go 1v1 next week and Kris beats dat ass. This eclectic trio is ready to fight it out, but will they be able to tear down The House of Black?


Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS The Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson!

As the Bang Bang Scissor Gang looks to dominate all of AEW & ROH, they are trying a team remix! Max Caster has a rap for the occasion! “Acclaimed & The Bang Bang, we the real savages. ‘Bout to bring the fight like me against management! These guys’re so mad, they prolly see red!” Oh no, Caster loses the flow! This is a travesty! Bowens takes over to say, “SPRIIINGFIELD, MIZZOU-REEE~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~! Will Billy, his son Colten, and the Switchblade make a killer trio? Or will they all end up sipping the Savage Sauce?

The trios sort out and White wants to start, but so does Billy. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” so White says okay, Billy can start. Billy stares down Beefcake Boulder and the two circle. They tie up, Billy headlocks but Boulder powers up and out! Billy RAMS Boulder, neither falls, and Boulder shows off #TiddyCity! Billy says okay, “SUCK IT!” and eye poke! Billy then runs Boulder over! The fans fire up, Billy runs and drops an elbow, but Boulder moves! Boulder then runs Billy over! Boulder swivels hips, tags Bulk Bronson, and they get Billy up. It’s time to visit the city! But Billy turns it around and shoves Bronson into Boulder!

Billy brings Bronson over, tags Colten, and they whip, body shot, BOOT and DROPKICK! The father-son combo has the fans fired up, and Colten brings Bronson up. Colten whips Bronson to a corner as White argues with Jacked Jameson. Colten goes to a corner, finger guns with his dad, but Jameson now argues with Billy. The ref is busy breaking those two up as Colten runs in, Boulder pulls Bronson to safety! Colten tumbles up and out and to the floor! Austin and Bowens check on Colten but Bronson SMACKS Colten off the apron! Bronson puts Colten in, covers, ONE!! Bronson drags Colten up and FLAPJACKS him off buckles!

Bronson goes up the ropes to HIP DROP Colten! Tag to Jameson, he HIP DROPS Colten! Boulder tags in, he stomps around and the fans fire up. Boulder brings Colten up, to suplex high and hard! Boulder then says bang bang to mock BBSG. Boulder shakes those hips, tags Jameson, and they double whip Colten, only for Colten to BLAST Bronson! Colten DUMPS Boulder, ELBOWS Jameson, hot tag to White! White may have sniped that one, but he CHOPS Jameson down! And he gets Bronson by his hair, and CHOPS! White CHOPS Jameson, fires off JABS then CHOPS! JAB, CHOP, repeat! CHOP, CHOP, and CHOP!

Bronson runs in but White sends him into Jameson! White then CHOPS Bronson! White whips Bronson but Bronson reverses. Bronson runs up but White dumps him out hard! Jameson runs up but into an URENAGE Cover, Boulder runs in, but White moves! The SPLASH hits Jameson! Boulder freaks out, and White kicks low! Billy gets in, FAMOUSER! The fans fire up as that sends Boulder tumbling! White CHOPS Bronson, Colten CLOBBERS him out of the ring! White shrugs and gets Jameson for the BLADERUNNER!! Cover, BBSG wins!

Winners: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn, by pinfall

It was a rocky start but a smooth finish as the hybrid trio works out! Will this super group be untouchable all the way to the top of the mountain?


Backstage interview with Bryan Danielson.

Lexi Nair is with the American Dragon ahead of his main event match tonight against Jun Akiyama. Some consider this a dream match. Bryan says yes, but what Lexi didn’t say and should’ve said is that this the legendary Jun Akiyama. This is a man Bryan respects as one of the greatest wrestlers in history! Someone who is Eddie Kingston’s hero! And Eddie will be on commentary tonight, watching Bryan wrestle one of the greatest wrestlers, and beat him. Bryan vows to defeat the man that is Eddie’s hero. Bryan wants to make it clear, he respects Jun Akiyama and every single thing he has done. But do you know who Bryan does NOT respect? Eddie Kingston.

Bryan says Eddie just made this thing, that their match at Revolution is about a handshake. That if Eddie wins, Bryan has to shake Eddie’s hand and show him respect, and he thinks that’ll kill Bryan inside. And maybe it will. Because Bryan does NOT respect Eddie, and do you know why? Because if Eddie was asked to do a promo, do you know how he’d do it? Lexi’s interviewed him, right? And what would he say? “Oh, the boom! Oh the lights! Oh, you’ve got shoes on! Oh!” Then he’d say this, that and whatever, storm off and that’s it. He is NOT a professional, has NEVER been a professional!

Bryan has known Eddie for 20 YEARS, and Eddie is someone who had more potential than anybody Bryan has ever met, and he WASTED it! WASTED it until just this last year! But not only does Bryan not respect Eddie, Eddie’s waste of potential just pisses Bryan off. That is why Bryan will win against Eddie at Revolution for the Continental Triple Crown. The American Dragon wants to destroy the Mad King, but will he start with the Japanese legend?


Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black!

The Bounty Hunter wants gold, but he’ll have to step into the shadows first. The House of Black has been nothing but brutal and sadistic, will Malakai add Keith to the body count?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Keith stares Malakai down, and both men hear the fans cheering. Malakai and Keith circle, tie up, and Keith wrenches and wristlocks. Malakai moves around, spins through and wrenches to snapmare. Malakai headlocks but Keith slips out to wrench and wristlock again. Malakai snapmares and chinlocks but Keith wrenches out again. Malakai breaks free, tripos Keith but Keith kicks him away. Malakai storms back up but Keith trips him to cover, ONE! The two stand off and the fans rally up. Malakai and Keith reset and circle again. They tie up, Malakai ROCKS Keith, then ROCKS him again!

Malakai whips, Keith reverses but things speed up. Keith BOOTS Malakai down! Fans fire up with Keith and he storms up on Malakai. Keith ROCKS and CHOPS on repeat! Malakai KNEES Keith away, but Keith KICKS in return! And KICKS! Malakai KICKS back! Keith steps over, snap suplexes, and he then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Malakai snarls but the fans rally with Keith. Keith brings Malakai around, reels him in, underhooks, but Malakai slips free of the lift! Keith fireman’s carries but Malakai slips free to KICK! Malakai blocks a kick to ELBOW Keith down! Keith goes to the apron and Malakai drags him up.

Keith GAMANGIRIS back, but Malakai BOOTS Keith down! Keith hits railing on the way down and Malakai snarls as Collision goes picture in picture.

Keith sits up, clutches the back of his head, and Malakai goes out after him. Malakai drags Keith up, KICKS him against railing, then BOOTS him! Keith staggers away, Malakai runs up and BOOTS him again! Malakai has Keith against railing, KICKS him again, and Keith drops to his knees. Malakai stands Keith up to put him in the ring. Malakai runs up but Keith KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Malakai is in a corner but Keith whips him corner to corner. Keith runs up, blocks a boot, but Malakai KNEES him down! Cover, TWO! Malakai keeps his eyes on Keith, then pushes him down for a knee drop!

Malakai paces while Keith checks his face. Malakai drags Keith up, but Keith CHOPS! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Keith down! Cover, TWO! Keith stays in this but Malakai stays on him with a scoop and SLAM! Malakai drops another knee, then covers, TWO! Malakai keeps cool and he clamps onto Keith with a chinlock. Keith sputters as he endures, and he fights up to his feet. Keith throws body shots, then knees, but Malakai knees in return! And UPPERCUTS! Keith ROCKS Malakai with a forearm but Malakai gives it back! They go shot for shot, Collision returns to single picture, and Malakai snapmares to KICK Keith!

Malakai stands Keith back up but Keith drags him into a cradle, TWO! Keith ROCKS Malakai, Malakai hits back, then Malakai blocks a boot. Keith dodges, Malakai dodges, but Keith DECKS Malakai! And LARIATS! The fans rally as Keith LARIATS again! Keith scoops for the EXPLODER! Malakai slowly rises and the fans fire up! Keith fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up for Keith as he aims at Malakai. Keith drags Malakai up, underhooks, but Malakai fights and the leg gives up! Malakai shoves Keith to a corner, but Keith pops Malakai up. The knee still holds Keith back so Malakai CLUBS Keith on the back.

Malakai waistlocks but Keith elbows free, and uses ropes for the TORNADO DDT! Both men are down and the fans fire up! A standing count starts but the fans rally up. Both men are down at 5 of 10, but they stir at 6. Keith and Malakai both sit up like a Deadman! Then they stand and fire forearms again! Keith KICKS, Malakai forearms, they fire more shots, then Malakai KICKS! Keith ROCKS Malakai, but Malakai trips Keith! Keith blocks the knee to fire boxing elbows! ROLLING- NO, Malakai knees low and sweeps the legs! Malakai runs up to BOOT Keith to a corner! Malakai runs in, is put on the apron, but he ROCKS Keith first!

Malakai goes up, but Keith RISING HEADBUTTS! Malakai wobbles up top and fans fire up! Keith climbs, brings Malakai into a clinch, but Malakai throws down elbows! Malakai HEADBUTTS Keith down, adjusts, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Keith sputters, Malakai BOOTS and JUMP KNEES! Then GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Keith escapes and Malakai is stunned! The fans fire up but Malakai brings Keith up. The fans rally, Malakai takes aim, BLACK- NO, Keith ducks! KNEE! And then underhooks! TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and the fans are thunderous!

Keith goes to a corner, gets his bad leg moving, and he aims at Malakai. “This is Awesome!” as Kevin runs into THE END!! Cover, Malakai wins!

Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall

The Dark Father returned to singles action, and he was victorious! But then the lights go out? Why? Malakai’s already here! But then the lights come on and Mark Briscoe is here with a kendo stick! Malakai wants Mark to show mercy, but here come Buddy & Brody! Mark dodges Buddy to SMACK Brody! And then a SMACK for Buddy! Mark ducks the heel kick to UPPERCUT! Mark gets the kendo stick back, takes aim again, but then thinks of something else. He has a STEEL SPIKE! The same kind Julia Hart stabbed Mark with just a couple weeks ago! Mark aims at Malakai, but Malakai dodges! The spike stabs the buckle pad!

BLACK MASS, and then DANTE’S INFERNO!! The House of Black took Mark’s revenge and turned it around on him. Will Mark learn that no matter what, The House Always Wins?


Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost!

The Professor of Professional Wrestling is looking for her path to a championship, and you do that by winning. Deeb had studied up for Kiera Hogan, but cards are subject to change. Will Deeb still pass the pop quiz? Or will she be iced out of the title chase already?

The bell rings and the two circle. Deeb and Frost tie up, and Deeb wrenches to a wristlock. Frost trips Deeb, knuckle lock covers, ONE as Deeb gets a shoulder up. Frost pushes the arm down, ONE as Deeb gets the other arm up. Frost tries again, ONE as Deeb bridges! They stand, go around, and Deeb straitjackets Frost. Frost powers out to straitjacket Deeb in return. Deeb wriggles and wiggles through the straitjacket to put it back on Frost. Deeb brings Frost to her knees, then digs her knees into Frost! Frost endures as she’s bent back, so Deeb tosses her away! The fans cheer and Deeb flexes.

Deeb and Frost tie up, Frost headlocks, but Deeb wrenches out to arm-drag Frost away. Frost goes to a corner, Deeb runs up but Frost BOOTS her! Frost cartwheels over then basement dropkicks Deeb down! Frost whips, Deeb reverses but Frost goes up and over and handsprings away! Fans fire up but Deeb runs Frost over! Deeb says this is HER ring. Things speed up, Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and arm-drags into a takedown, spinning toehold into a TRAILER HITCH! Frost endures, Deeb pulls on the foot, but Frost has the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets go quick and fans cheer her own as Collision goes picture in picture.

Deeb waits on Frost while she’s on the apron. Frost shakes out the legs, steps back in, and then Deeb runs up! Frost puts Deeb in a corner, CHOPS her, but Deeb CHOPS back! Deeb CHOPS but Frost pushes Frost to CHOP again! Frost stomps a mudhole into Deeb, then brings her around for a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Deeb flounders to ropes but Frost hobbles over. Deeb kicks low, UPPERCUTS and Frost staggers back. Deeb UPPERCUTS again, swings but Frost dodges the chop to stomp and UPPERCUT! Frost snapmares Deeb and clamps on a headlock. Deeb endures and fights around. Frost facelocks, Deeb still fights up, but Frost throws Deeb down! Cover, TWO!

Deeb goes to ropes but Frost storms over. Frost bumps Deeb off buckles, goes corner to corner and RAMS into Deeb! Then she handsprings and RAMS in again! Frost lets off to then bring Deeb up and CHOP! Deeb sputters while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Frost has Deeb in another clinch. Deeb powers up and out, drops down then blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Frost writhes and Deeb pounds the mat. The fans rally, Deeb winds up and CLOBBERS Frost! And CLOBBERS her! Deeb JABS, JABS and JABS! Deeb winds up, the fans fire up, but Frost kicks low! Frost whips Deeb, Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and dodges again, to LARIAT! The fans fire up with Deeb and she shakes the ropes! Deeb drags Frost up, whips her to a corner but Frost reverses. Frost runs up, blocks a boot, but Deeb brings her in to KICK! Deeb then goes out, catches Frost in the ropes, and HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS!

Deeb stalks Frost as she staggers away, and then reels her in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Frost survives but Deeb looms over her. Deeb drags Frost up, reels her in, and tucks the arms, DEEB- NO, Frost fights off the Deebtox and back drops free! Deeb goes to a corner, Frost runs up to GAMANGIRI! Deeb staggers, Frost runs up, cartwheel and spin, CHILLA DRILLA! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Frost is furious! Frost aims, spins, but Deeb ducks the roundhouse to ripcord and ELBOW! Then wrench, hammerlock, and PEPSI TWIST! The fans fire up and Deeb gets the leg! HALF CRAB! Frost endures, but taps! Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

The Professor didn’t even need the full Serenity Lock, she’s just that good. Deeb gets the mic and says, “The Women’s Division in AEW is heating up, baby!” Fans cheer that! “Now, I put the locker room on notice when I came back, but I’ll remind you again. Any woman that wants to step up in this ring, any woman that wants to join this Women’s Division, the Professor will be here waiting in Deeb’s Dojo, waiting for the best, because I’m here to elevate this Women’s Division!” The fans cheer that, too! Deeb says, “When The Professor wrestles, the lights don’t turn out. When The Professor wrestles, the picture doesn’t go black ‘n’ white.

“But when The Professor is in the ring, I wrestle! And Serena Deeb is back to claim the division, and I’m here to put the wrestling back in All Elite Wrestling!” The fans fire up for that one! Deeb has called out the champions, will she get to take a title away from one of those champions?


Eddie Kingston makes his way to the ring!

Springfield cheers on The Mad King as he joins commentary, just as Bryan said he would. But he isn’t putting on the headset just yet, he must want to wait on the legend. Will Eddie’s hero slay the American Dragon? Or will Bryan beat Blue Thunder like he did Blue Justice?

Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama!

The bell rings and Bryan stares Jun down as the fans rally up. They both hear the fans mixing “YES! YES! YES!” and “HAI! HAI! HAI!” The two circle, feel things out, and Jun backs Bryan down. Bryan gets around, they still look for control, and then knuckle lock. They keep going around, then clinch, then Bryan waistlocks. Jun wrenches but Bryan grabs a leg. Bryan waistlocks, the fans duel, and Jun spins to get the arm. Bryan puts Jun on ropes, the ref counts, and Bryan lets off slowly. Bryan pats Jun on the shoulders then backs away. Jun nods and resets with Bryan. They tie up, Jun headlocks, and he grinds the hold.

Bryan powers up and out but Jun runs him over! Things keep going, Jun runs Bryan over! Bryan trips Jun, turns him over, and hooks up the legs. The fans rally as Bryan grabs at the arms. Jun resists but Bryan pulls the arms back. Jun fights that off, so Bryan STOMPS the knees! Bryan drags Jun, GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Bryan drops a knee on the knee and he pulls on the leg! Jun endures, keeps his shoulders up, and the fans rally up. Bryan pulls the leg, Jun reaches out, but Bryan drags him from ropes. Bryan drops an elbow on the knee but Jun catches him for a chinlock! Bryan fights that off but ends up in an ARMBAR!

Bryan rolls, slips out the back and ties up the legs. The fans rally, Bryan has the deathlock and he SNAPS it! Jun endures, Bryan stands up to SNAP it again! Bryan then stands up again, bridges back, MUTA LOCK! Jun endures, claws at Bryan’s face, and the ref reprimands! Jun lets go but Bryan lets the leglock go. Jun hobbles over, stomps Bryan down, then throws hands. Bryan stands but Jun wrenches the arm. Jun twists the wrist and bends the fingers! Then ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan drops to his knees and the fans fire up! Jun stalks Bryan, pushes him and KNEES the arm again and again!

Jun hammerlocks the arm but Bryan fights up. They go around and around and Bryan SLINGS Jun to the floor! Jun stands, but Bryan DIVES into a forearm! Jun evens things up and goes to the apron as Collision goes picture in picture.

Jun stands Bryan up, to APRON EXPLODER! Both men tumble to the floor but Jun stands up first. Bryan sits up and Jun hears the ring count. Jun drags Bryan up, RAMS him into steel steps, then pushes him into the ring. Jun stalks Bryan to a corner, sits him up, and then runs corner to corner for a KNEE! Jun snapmares to a cover, TWO! Bryan is hanging in there but Jun clamps on with a chinlock. Bryan endures as Jun digs his knee into Bryan’s back. Bryan fights up, powers Jun to a corner, and the ref moves aside. Bryan is free, and he KCISK! And KICKS! And KICKS! Jun eggs Bryan on!

Bryan KICKS Jun again and again but Jun just takes it! Jun ROCKS Bryan, snapmares, and runs to SLIDING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Bryan is still in this but Jun drags him out to the apron! Jun then stomps away on Bryan, but lets off as the ref counts. Jun stomps Bryan again, then shrugs as the ref reprimands. Jun stomps Bryan again and Collision returns to single picture. Jun lines up a shot, and the fans fire up as Jun APRON KNEE DROPS! Bryan flops to the floor and the fans fire up again! The ref checks Bryan, he’s somehow okay to continue, so Jun drags him up. Jun brings Bryan in for a suplex but Bryan fights it! Bryan suplexes Jun to the floor!

Bryan refreshes the ring count, then aims from the apron, FLYING KNEE! Down goes Jun and fans fire up! Bryan drags Bryan up and puts him in. Bryan climbs, the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Jun stands and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS! Jun ends up in a corner, Bryan fires up again and the fans are with him. Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps moving, and he DROPKICKS again! Bryan keeps going, but Jun LARIATS! The fans fire up, “This is Awesome!” as Jun storms back up to Bryan. Jun drags Bryan up but Bryan wrangles him down! LEBELL LOCK!! Jun endures, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK!

The ref counts, Bryan lets go fast but in frustration. Bryan drags Jun around, and he goes to a corner! Bryan climbs up, but Jun stands! Jun storms up to ROCK Bryan! Jun fires more hands, climbs up, and fans fire up with Jun! But Bryan throws body shots! And a HEADBUTT! Jun hops back, Bryan goes up, MISSILE- KNEE!! Jun counters and then reels Bryan in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives but Jun keeps his cool. Jun sits Bryan up for knee after knee, then runs, into a takedown! HALF CRAB! Jun endures but Bryan shifts his grip for an ANKLE LOCK! Jun endures again, reaches out, but Bryan reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX!

Bryan huffs and puffs while the fans fire up! Jun sits up slowly and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! The fans chant but Jun blocks! Jun CLUBS the leg, then EXPLODERS! The OG Exploder hits and Jun covers, TWO! GUILLOTINE CHOKE! Bryan is stuck in body scissors, too! Bryan fights, pushes, tries to stack but Jun keeps his own shoulders up! The fans rally and Bryan throws body shots! Bryan shifts and reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Jun lets go, and then runs up to KNEE Bryan! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES back! And then GERMAN SUPLEX! Jun is right back up! EXPLODER! SLIDING KNEE!!

Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans count along with the standing count, and both men are down at 5 of 10. Bryan and Jun go to corners, the fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” Bryan and Jun stand at 8, and they run in, DOUBLE BUSAIKU KNEES!! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Jun and Bryan rise, and Jun storms up to ROCK Bryan with a forearm! Bryan shakes his head, and he ROCKS Jun in return! Jun ROCKS Bryan again, so Bryan ROCKS Jun again! The fans rally as the forearms keep going back and forth! They go faster and faster, and June DECKS Bryan!

The fans fire up again as Jun waits on Bryan. Bryan sit sup, Jun brings him in, fisherman and- NO, Bryan fights and arm-drags free! Jun runs up but into a KNEE from Bryan! Jun falls over but Bryan shakes his head. Bryan goes to the corner, aims, “YES! YES! YES!” Jun rises up, Bryan runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

The American Dragon survives the Japanese legend, and Eddie says he gives Bryan his due. Eddie’s problem with Bryan was never about his talent, the problem is Bryan’s problem with Eddie. Bryan gives Jun his due by shaking his hand. But then Bryan flips Eddie off! So Jun SLAPS Bryan! Jun doesn’t like the disrespect shown and Bryan apologizes. Bryan offers another handshake, Jun takes it, but Bryan LOW BLOWS Jun! Eddie runs up to TACKLE Bryan! The fans fire up as Eddie punches away on Bryan! The ref reprimands but Eddie doesn’t care, he just keeps hitting Bryan! But then Claudio runs up to tackle Eddie!

The BCC beats Eddie down, but then here comes FTR! Cash & Dax brawl with Claudio & Bryan! The fans fire up as FTR runs the BCC off! BREAKING NEWS via Tony Schiavone! Wednesday Night Dynamite, Six Man Tag: FTR & Eddie VS Bryan, Claudio & Moxley! Will the Top Guys and Mad King finally beat some respect into the BCC?

My Thoughts:

A really good Collision here, lots of good story build for both Revolution and just in general. Great opening match with the No Disqualification match, but I’m surprised Hobbs won after all the stuff Sammy was doing. I mean, that’s good for Hobbs, he really should be winning things. Maybe it’s also to build Hobbs up so that when the Don Callis Family ends up fighting Ospreay & Fletcher, Ospreay & Fletcher are made even bigger deals when they beat Hobbs & Takeshita. Good win for Rosa and really good win for Deeb, both are going strong at perhaps just the right time. Deeb also had a really good promo, both should definitely be challenging for titles after Revolution going towards Double or Nothing.

Great trios match for Bang Bang Scissor Gang, and of course there was a moment of dysfunction where White gets the tag and not Billy. BBSG still wins, but I’m more surprised by Caster losing the flow on his rap. If that was legit, I feel bad for him, but maybe he wrote himself into a corner with “red” and the rhymes being bad (something something head, something something dead). I mean, he did just say he and management argue, maybe he held himself back because he didn’t want Tony Khan upset over blatantly naughty rhymes. And also, despite me wanting them to actually go for more gold, it feels like we’re just a moment away from BBSG breaking up and fighting for all the trios titles.

Great match from Bryan Keith and Malakai Black for the hell of it, and it gives Malakai a solid singles win. When Malakai hasn’t had one of those in awhile, that’s only because he hasn’t had a singles match in a long time. A little surprising Mark Briscoe didn’t get away with his ambush. He could’ve just bailed out when Buddy & Brody showed up but I guess that wouldn’t be in-character for Mark. Maybe Keith will be an ally for Mark against The House of Black since FTR is a bit busy right now. Speaking of which, great tag match of FTR VS STP and of course FTR wins. Good promo from BCC to set up the rematch at Revolution, I feel like they should make a point that the time limit isn’t 20 minutes but I can’t even remember if PPVs have time limits on matches.

And great tie-in of BCC with the main event tonight. Bryan VS Jun was a great match, Eddie was great on commentary because he knew Jun’s moveset and style so he was saying what was coming. Bryan won, of course, adding another Triple Crown Champion to the list since he’s coming after Eddie’s Triple Crown. I had a feeling Bryan was going to disrespect Jun, but it was only because Jun told him to respect Eddie. Great brawl to set up Eddie & FTR VS BCC for Dynamite, that’ll make for a strong go-home going towards Revolution.

My Score: 8.7/10

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