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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/13/24)

The Wolf Dogs are hunting for gold!



NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Will Bron & Corbin have to fogedaboutit?

Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin won the Dusty Cup, and now they’re going for the gold! But will Tony D’Angelo & Stacks deny them their moment? Or will every Wolf Dog have its day?


  • Von Wagner & Robert Stone VS Noam Dar & Oro Mensah w/ The Meta Four; Dar & Mensah win.
  • Gauntlet Match: Ridge Holland VS Gallus; Ridge wins, by disqualification.
  • Lola Vice VS Tatum Paxley; Lola wins.
  • Adriana Rizzo VS Jaida Parker; Jaida wins.
  • Carmelo Hayes VS Joe Gacy; Melo wins.
  • Brinley Reece VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame; Kiana wins.
  • NXT Tag Team Championships: Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo VS Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin; Bron & Corbin win and become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.


Noam Dar “prepares” for tonight’s match.

He really just reclines back with the cucumbers over the eyes. He tells Main Man Mensah that this is the good life. Oro says yeah, the Meta Four life, brother. Look at them. Yes, it is tough at the top. But tonight, they’ll put this Von Wagner business to an end. Easy money, easy checks. Right now, they’ll just relax, and clear their minds. But then Von & Stone bust in, shouting “SNEAK ATTACK!” Just like Stone’s sons, Cash & Carter! Von gets Oro while Stone SMACKS Dar off the wood lockers! Then they bring these two out into the hall! Lash Legend & Jakara Jackson hurry to catch up and ask which way the guys went.

Speaking of Cash & Carter, they give the ladies crisscross directions! Classic move, kiddos. Operation Sneak Attack: success! The brawl has now made it to the ramp! They go to ringside, the fans fire up for Von as he and Stone set up the Meta Four fellas for DOUBLE SCOOP SLAMS! Lash & Jakara freak out, Von puts Oro in the ring and the match begins!

Von Wagner & Robert Stone VS Noam Dar & Oro Mensah w/ The Meta Four!

Von CLOBBERS Oro right at the bell, then pops him up for a FLAPJACK! Tag to Stone and he goes up. Von scoops Oro for a spin and SIDEWALK SLAM! Stone FALLING AX HANDLES! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Stone as he drags Oro up. Stone full nelsons but Oro reaches back to pull on an ear! Stone lets go, the ref reprimands, and Dar takes a swing! Stone blocks that to DECK Dar! Oro ROLLING KICKS Stone down! Fans boo but Oro mocks them before he stomps Stone down. Oro puts Stone in the corner, tags Dar and then Oro fires off on Stone! Fans boo as Dar brings Stone up to UPPERCUT! Dar taunts Von while fans boo.

Dar stands Stone up, then goes up the corner to rain down elbows! The ref counts, Dar lets off at 4, and he shouts “I’m the best at this!” Dar dares Von to do something, but the ref has to keep Von back. Oro stands on Stone’s face! Oro lets off so Dar can SAIDO Stone! Cover, TWO! Dar keeps Stone from Von, wrenches the arm and reels him in. Dar tags Oro, Oro CHOPS Stone, and Oro snapmares Stone to KICK him on the back! Fans boo, Oro grinds a knee and forearm in for the cover, TWO! Oro CLUBS Stone, brings him around, and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Dar and Oro runs up to KICK Stone!

Dar taunts Von, then reels Stone in for a COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Dar is surprised Stone is this tough, but he sits Stone up to talk trash. Dar reels Stone in for knees, then he puts Stone in the corner. Tag to Oro as the fans rally up for Stone. Oro talks trash, tags Dar back in, but Stone THROWS Oro out! Dar CLUBS Stone, but Stone HOTSHOTS Dar back! Fans fire up as Stone hurries for the corner! Dar runs in, but hot tag to Von! Fans fire up as Von rallies on Dar! Von whips Dar, Dar KICKS back but Von says NO! Dar runs, but into a BOOT! Von hauls Dar up, underhooks, BUTTERFLY SLAM!

The fans fire up for Von as he prepares the hand! Choke grip, but Oro runs in! Von grabs him, too! DOUBLE CHOKE SLAMS! The fans are thunderous and Von tags Stone! Stone climbs, he gets on Von’s shoulders, SUPER SPLASH!! Cover, Oro breaks it! Fans boo but Main Man Mensah pays dividends! Stone fires up and fires off on Oro! BOOT and Oro tumbles out of the ring! Stone tags Von then PLANCHAS but misses as Oro moves! Von BOOTS Oro for it, but Dar rolls Von, jackknife bridges, TWO!! Von is up and he HARLEY RACE KNEES Dar! Von reels Dar in, the ladies distract! Oro CHOP BLOCKS Von! Dar covers, Meta Four wins!

Winners: Noam Dar & Oro Mensah, by pinfall

More highway robbery by The Meta Four! Dar celebrates escaping Von again, will there ever come a time when he doesn’t have the deck stacked?


NXT checks in with the revived Chase University.

They bought all the stuff back! Even the podium! Andre Chase hugs his podium, and hey! The MVP trophy is back, too! All is right with the world, welcome BACK to Andre Chase University! He formally apologizes for this late start to the Spring semester, they went through “some dark clouds.” But they made it through, all thanks to Jacy F’N Jayne! The class cheers, and Chase says Chase U is finally back, and better than ever! The class cheers Jacy on more, and she smiles. Thea Hail says Jacy is the best, but she’s gotta go talk with Riley Osborne about their date. Jacy smiles and nods, then looks at Jasmine with a bit of a roll of the eyes.

Thea and Riley do talk, but then in steps Adriana Rizzo. The class quiets down, but Jacy says it’s okay. She says tonight is a big night, huh? Tony & Stacks defending the tag titles, then Rizzo VS Jaida Parker. Rizzo says yeah, but that means she’s got places to be. What does Jacy got? Fine… Jacy presents Rizzo with a fat envelope, and Rizzo says it feels a bit heavier than expected. Well, calendar sales were through the roof, so Jacy threw in a little extra in there. And assuming Tony & Stacks retain the titles tonight, please ask them to give some consideration to Duke Hudson & Andre Chase for another title shot.

Rizzo says she’ll see what she can do. Rizzo heads out, Jacy starts up another cheer session, and is clearly enjoying all of this. But will the success of Chase U continue? Or is the other shoe about to drop?


Gauntlet Match: Ridge Holland VS Gallus!

Ridge Da Fridge wants redemption, even if he has to take on Wolfgang and both Coffey Brothers all by himself! Will Northern Grit make it all the way through to the end? Or will this be a fast end to the redemption story?

NXT returns as Gallus makes their entrance. Ridge watches closely, which one is stepping up first? All three men step into the ring, the ref tells them to sort this out. The bell rings, and Wolfie swings! Ridge dodges and fires off in return!

Ridge Holland VS Wolfgang!

Ridge backs Wolfgang down to a corner, Wolfgang shoves back but Ridge SPLASHES! And then clotheslines! Ridge whips corner to corner hard, then runs up to stomp and forearm. Ridge then wrenches and reels Wolfgang in, short arm LARIAT! Ridge stomps away on Wolfgang, drags him up, but Wolfgang hits back! Wolfgang knees low, CLUBS him down, then uses his own Rugby shirt to CLOBBER Ridge! Wolfgang stomps Ridge, digs forearms in, then claws at Ridge’s face! The ref counts, Wolfgang lets off to ROCK Ridge! And ROCK him again! Wolfgang brings Ridge out to UPPERCUT back to the corner.

Wolfgang runs but Ridge dodges! Wolfgang gets buckles, then Ridge KICKS and LARIATS him down! Ridge drags Wolfgang to the apron, stares Joe Coffey down, then SMACKS Wolfgang off the edge! Ridge KNEES Wolfgang back in, but Joe barks at Ridge. Ridge is distracted, and Wolfgang hits back in the ropes! Wolfgang CLUBS Ridge, whips him, and gives him a kitchen sink knee! Then SENTONS on top! Fans boo but Wolfgang paces around. Wolfgang CLUBS Ridge, but Ridge throws body shots! The fans rally up, Ridge throws more shots but Wolfgang HEADBUTTS! Wolfgang RAMS Ridge int he corner, then fires UPPERCUTS!

Wolfgang brings Ridge into the ropes and bends him back! Wolfgang claws Ridge’s face but lets off as the ref counts. Wolfgang then reels Ridge in, suplexes, but Ridge blocks! Ridge tries to suplex now but Wolfgang fights it! They fight for control, Wolfgang throws body shots, but Ridge gets Wolfgang higher! Wolfgang throws more shots, lifts again, but Ridge fights it! Ridge finally suplexes Wolfgang up and over! The fans fire up and Ridge clotheslines Wolfgang up and out of the ring! Gallus regroups and Ridge eggs them on. Wolfgang wobbles, NXT goes picture in picture.

Ridge goes out after Wolfgang, kicks and CLUBS him, then UPPERCUTS! The Coffey Brothers can only watch as Ridge puts Wolfgang in. Joe barks again, that distracts Ridge like before and Wolfgang CLOBBERS Ridge! Wolfgang rains down fists while Joe talks more trash. Wolfgang puts Ridge on the apron to CLUB him against the edge! Wolfgang pushes Ridge in, storms in after him, but Ridge throws more body shots! Ridge whips, Wolfgang reverses and FLAPJACK HOTSHOTS Ridge! Ridge sputters and flounders while Wolfgang snarls. Wolfgang storms over, drops an elbow on Ridge, then clamps on a chinbar half nelson combo.

Ridge endures, fights up, but Wolfgang knees low and CLUBS him down! Wolfgang clamps on a chinbar and chicken wing, but again Ridge endures. Ridge fights back up as fans rally, and he RAMS Wolfgang into buckles! Wolfgang clamps back on, but Ridge pries at the grip. Ridge throws elbows, then shoots around to waistlock! Wolfgang elbows free, shoves Ridge to a corner, then runs up to CROSSBODY! Wolfgang goes to the apron, climbs up the corner, but Ridge grabs him first! Ridge ROCKEWT LAUNCHES Wolfgang away! Then he storms up to scoop and NORTHERN GRIT! Cover, Ridge ELIMINATES Wolfgang!

The Coffey Brothers talk quick, and in rushes Markus to CLOBBER Ridge! Ridge isn’t getting any rest, will he make it through round two?

Ridge Holland VS Mark Coffey!

Mark stomps away on Ridge, then throws body shots! Mark rains down fists from all sides, then stomps Ridge some more! Mark throws in knees, CLUBS Ridge, then knees him again. Mark headlocks to grind Ridge down, but Ridge fights up. Ridge throws body shots as NXT returns to single picture. Ridge and Mark trade forearms, Mark dodges one to waistlock! Ridge bucks the O’Conner but not the CHOP BLOCK! Ridge writhes and Mark grins. Mark dares Ridge to get up, reminding him he asked for this. Mark storms up to stomp Ridge again, then stomps away on the bad leg. Mark drops an elbow on the leg, then stomps it some more!

Mark YANKS the leg, but Ridge tries to get it moving again. Mark keeps stomping Ridge, keeps stomping the leg, but Ridge glares at him! Mark throws forearms, Ridge eggs him on! The fans fire up, but Mark twists the bad leg with a standing toehold! The fans rally and Ridge kicks with his free leg. Ridge BOOTS Mark away, then gets to his feet. Ridge ELBOWS Mark, BOOTS him again, but Mark ELBOWS back! Mark goes up to leap, but into Ridge’s arms! POWERSLAM! Fans fire up as both men are down! Ridge and Mark slowly rise, and Ridge blocks a haymaker to UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT again!

Mark dodges one lariat but not the SOUTHPAW! Ridge fires up, he traps Mark’s arms, and HEADBUTTS! Mark wobbles, Ridge clinches for the OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Ridge fires up, the fans are with him, and he runs in, into a ROLLING ELBOW! Mark runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Ridge powers through the pain to scoop, NORTHERN GRIT!! Cover, Joe YANKS Ridge out! Ridge DECKS Joe, and this gauntlet is over by disqualifications!

Winner: Ridge Holland, by disqualification

But Mark stomps Ridge! The Coffey Brothers beat Ridge down, Wolfgang gets a chair! Gallus doesn’t care about the win, they wanna end Ridge! Ridge BOOTS the chair away! Ridge ROCKS Wolfgang, DECKS Mark, and he gets that chair! SMACK for Joe! SMACK for Mark! JAM for Wolfgang then the SMACK! Another SMACK for Joe, and another, and another! Ridge fires off on Joe, the refs tell him to stop, and Ridge realizes his rage was getting the better of him! Ridge lets the chair go, and he’s once again conflicted. Ridge won the battle with Gallus, but is he losing the war with his own emotions?


Von & Stone regroup backstage.

They both seethe over how their match ended, but Lexis King is there to sarcastically compliment them. “A shame you came up short.” And Stone has got to be sick and tired of losing all the time! Von tells King to get outta here, now. Okay, big guy, he gets it. The truth hurts. And Lexis would love to stick around to swim in their misery, but The King has bigger and better things to do tonight. But Stone’s little boys must be desperate to look up to a winner. When his music starts playing, grab the brats and make them watch ‘n’ learn. Stone is furious but Von says King ain’t worth it. Will King be plenty humbled when he takes on Riley Osborne later tonight?


The No Quarter Catch Crew admires the Heritage Cup.

Drew Gulak tells Damon Kemp, Charlie Dempsey & Myles Borne that the Cup is “a beaut.” Kemp says it could use some shining up, but otherwise it’s in good shape. Dempsey says this cup represents British Rounds wrestling dating back over a century. Kemp says what a bloody shame this is held by a clown. Dar says, “What clown!? SECURITY!” Dar asks how they even got in here! Oro accuses Gulak of sniffin’ Dar’s cup! Shouldn’t they be in Gulak’s basement or something, dousing each other with baby oil and hitting each other with sticks? Because they certainly shouldn’t be anywhere near “the modern day Mona Lisa.”

Oro says these guys are criminals, they wanted to steal the cup! Gulak says relax, relax. “Baby Bear” Dar, they’re just admiring the hardware. Well that’s all they’ll do. They can looky-looky, but no touchy-touchy. And certainly no stealing it away to their little dungeon. Dempsey says there’s no stealing here. They plan on winning it. Dar laughs but Kemp asks what’s funny. Whenever they’re done messing around, Meta Four’s gonna see No Quarter plans on representing Heritage correctly, lads. Oro says he’s not even from London. Dar says they’re not messing around, they’re winners. But will the NQCC throw all four of their guys at Supernova 11 to get that cup?


Lola Vice VS Tatum Paxley!

The Mayor of Vice City has a bone to pick with Lyra Valkyria’s super fan. Tatum has been sticking her nose into Lola’s business ever since Lola won the Breakout Tournament, and is partially responsible for why the cash-in failed! Will Lola make an example out of Tatum tonight? Or will Tatum win this one for The Morrigan?

NXT returns as Tatum makes her entrance, nuzzling the black feather she “got” from Lyra. The bell rings and the two rush in! Lola SPINEBUSTERS Tatum to rain down forearms! Tatum pushes her away but Lola comes back to waistlock, SLAM, and grind Tatum down. Tatum moves around, pries the hold open, and then flips up and over to waistlock back! Lola fights up, Tatum O’Conner Rolls, TWO and Lola has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Tatum rolls that back, TWO! Tatum rebounds to SLIDING FOREARM! Then JUMPING ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Tatum runs in at the corner, but Lola KNEES her down!

Lola KICKS Tatum around, AX KICKS her, then fires off more knees! The fans rally as Lola KNEES Tatum down. Cover, TWO! The fans duel as Lola clamps on a chinlock and thrashes Tatum around. Tatum endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Lola lets go but KNEES right back! Tatum goes to a corner, she BOOTS Lola, but Lola runs up. Tatum slips around to roll Lola up, TWO! Lola BOOTS Tatum down! Lola rains down forearms, the ref counts and she lets off at 4. Lola storms back up but here comes Lyra Valkyria! Lyra actually cheers Tatum on, and she slips free of Lola to O’Conner! Lola bucks that, but Tatum dodges the lariat to DECK Lola!

Tatum DROPKICKS Lola, the fans fire up as Tatum rolls to kick, kick and ENZIGIRI! Lola wobbles, Tatum fires up, and she spins Lola around, and around, but Lola SOBATS! Tatum ducks the roundhouse, rolls Lola again, TWO! Lola runs up to SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO!! Lola snarls as she stares Lyra down. Lola drags Tatum up, URAKEN!! Cover, TWO?!? Tatum survives and reaches out for Lyra, but Lola says to say goodnight! Lola spins again, HEEL KICK!! Cover, ROPEBREAK?! Lola is shocked, and she rains down forearms! The ref reprimands, but Lola drags Tatum into the CUBAN NECKTIE!

Tatum endures the Triangle Hold, even as Lola rains down elbows into the ribs! Tatum reaches, rolls, and Lyra coaches her! But Lola squeezes tight, Tatum TAPS! Lola wins!

Winner: Lola Vice, by submission

Lyra helps Tatum out of the ring, but Lola has the momentum back in her favor. Will the Mayor of Vice City look to #Stand&Deliver for WrestleMania Weekend?


Luca Crusifino talks with Tony D’Angelo.

The Legal Eagle tells The Don, “There’s a fine line between anarchy and justice. I live on that edge. You were pressured into this match, you’re The Don of NXT, hell, you’re the Tag Team Champion! No one should tell you what to do.” Tony asks who even is this? Luca introduces himself and wishes Tony luck. They shake hands and Stacks steps in. Tony says he and Stacks have gotta bring it. Rizzo also walks in, ready to go. She’s got her stuff covered, right? Jaida hits different. Oh yeah, Rizzo got a taste at Vengeance Day. But tonight, she gets the full course! No fear tonight, boys! Tony agrees, no fear.

Stacks says “Miss Parker” won’t know what hit her. Just like Joey Deggastino! Rizzo says “Joey Deggs” was a punk. But she’s gotta go, the boys have to stay in the back. Stacks says they ain’t moving. Rizzo heads out, Stacks likes that she’s all fired up. Tony reminds Stacks that tonight, it’s Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin. They might seem like a circus act outside the ring, but in that ring, those two are destroyers. No guessing, no doubting, crack skulls first and ask questions later. This is Stand & Deliver season, capiche? Capiche. Will the Family make it out of here with all the wins? Or does something go the other way against such stiff competition?


Lyra sets Tatum down backstage.

Shotzi Blackheart comes along and says these two are closer than she thought. Lyra says hi to Shotzi and says Tatum had a rough one out there. Oh, Shotzi saw. Lyra’s got her hands full, so Shotzi’s gonna add to it. They can keep going back ‘n’ forth on social media, or just chop this up here, face to face. Good, Lyra prefers face to face. So Shotzi wants a title shot? Got it, done. Great! This should be easy to put together. Lyra says after she drops Tatum off at the medics, she’ll talk with Ava. Shotzi says she already handled that. Ava just needed Lyra to give the green light. Wait, did Tatum open her eye? She’s actually conscious!

Lyra says see Shotzi next week. Oh, even better. Shotzi wants to walk into Elimination Chamber as the NEW NXT Women’s Champion. Lyra says Shotzi’s got some balls on her. Shotzi says yeah, big ones. Lyra says Shotzi will be walking into Perth empty handed. Well, we’ll see next week. Take care of your friend. Lyra says Tatum isn’t her friend. Tatum “wakes up” and says “So, we’ve got Shotzi next week?” Lyra realizes Tatum heard all that. Will The Morrigan be able to handle the Wild Child while worrying about this loon?


Adriana Rizzo VS Jaida Parker!

Just as Rizzo told Tony & Stacks, there is no one else allowed ringside. No D’Angelo Family, no OTM, just a good ol’ fashioned 1v1 fight. Tony, Stacks & Rizzo won at Vengeance Day, but will tonight be Jaida’s revenge on the Family?

The bell rings and the two circle. They approach, Rizzo dodges to fire off forearms and knees! But then Jaida swats the dropkick! Jaida stomps Rizzo to a corner, fires off hands then more stomps. The ref counts, Jaida lets off, but then fires off on Rizzo again! The ref counts, Jaida backs off again, and Rizzo checks her teeth. Rizzo drags herself up, takes off the earrings, and fans fire up! Rizzo dodges the forearm to DROPKICK! Rizzo goes up and she rains down fists! The fans count and Rizzo goes all the way to TEN! Rizzo hops down, brings Jaida out, and snap suplexes! Rizzo pushes Jaida to a cover, ONE!!

Rizzo clamps onto Jaida but Jaida elbows her away. Jaida goes to a corner, Rizzo runs in but is sent into the POST! Jaida scoops Rizzo, puts her in the ropes, and CHOPS her! Jaida grins and runs up, HIP DROP! Cover, ONE!! Jaida clamps onto Rizzo with a seated crossface, but Rizzo fights up. The fans rally, Rizzo HEADBUTTS and rolls Jaida up, TWO! Jaida ELBOWS Rizzo down! Jaida drags Rizzo up, snap suplexes, then covers, TWO! Jaida pulls on Rizzo’s hair, “She wanna play!” Jaida clamps on a seated cobra twist while the fans rally and duel, “Miss Parker!” “RIZZ!” Rizzo fights up but Jaida throws knees!

Jaida reels Rizzo in, but Rizzo cradle counters! TWO, and Rizzo dodges to rally with big forearms! Rizzo reels Jaida in for the hockey scrum! Rizzo roars, and snap suplexes again! Jaida goes to a corner, Rizzo kips up! Rizzo runs in but Jaida catches her! Jaida hits a SPINEBUSTER! Jaida then runs, to CLOBBER Rizzo from behind! Cover, TWO!! Rizzo survives but Jaida says Rizzo wants to play. Jaida drags Rizzo up, talks trash, but Rizzo breaks free! Rizzo eggs Jaida on, so Jaida DECKS her! Cover, Jaida wins!

Winner: Jaida Parker, by pinfall

Rizzo showed her toughness, but Jaida showed that it doesn’t mean anything if you lose. Will Jaida be making her way towards the top as we head down the Road to WrestleMania?


Dijak reviews footage.

He watches back his promo of saying he broke Joe Gacy and can break the unbreakable. That’s when he notices Gacy’s mask in the torn. And then he skips to when Gacy surprised him during the match with Ilja Dragunov to bop him right in the face. Dijak slams his fists on the desk, then pushes his laptop away. Gacy’s laugh echoes in his head. Dijak brings out a duffel bag and opens it up. Dijak smiles when he looks inside it. Just what will Dijak do to have his #HardJustice?


Baron Corbin talks with Bron Breakker backstage.

Corbin says there he is, there he is! Look who swole up for tonight! Is he ready for this? Yeah, he’s ready. Wow. That’s all Bron’s got for Corbin? What’s that supposed to mean? Aldis called, he’s upping the money for SmackDown? Really? NO! Bron needs to get his head in the game! Tag team titles! Bron’s thinking about the money train pulling up to his house, he needs to pull his heads down from the clouds. Bron says okay, alright. What does Corbin even mean about Bron’s energy? Bron would’ve thought Corbin would still be partying from the win in the big game on Sunday, talking to Kelce and Swift, getting in on the parade.

Corbin says he’ll still do that, Bron’s not invited, sorry about that, but he’d like to show up with half of the NXT Tag Team Championships on his shoulders. Understand how much this means to Corbin. He hasn’t held WWE gold in six YEARS, he is hungry for this, he needs this. Bron nods and says he gets it. They’re the Wolf Dogs! No! Why not? Why can’t Corbin enjoy it? Cuz it’s not good! But here’s a deal. They can meet in the middle. When they go out there, get the job done and hold up those titles, Corbin will say it one time, just for Bron. Deal? Deal. Let’s go get this done! Now Bron is fired up! But will they be celebrating even bigger than the Super Bowl after tonight?


Carmelo Hayes VS Joe Gacy!

Fans boo HIM for what he did to Trick Williams, but Melo soaks it all up. Will Melo once again make NXT all about him? Or will the oddest anti-hero bring HIM to justice?

NXT returns and Gacy makes his entrance, and the cameras turn upside-down… Gacy smiles, things go back to right-side-up, and the fans join in with the peace sign. The bell rings and Melo fires off with Gacy! The fans boo as Melo throws hands, then he whips Gacy to a corner. Gacy reverses, the fans tell Melo, “You Sold Out!” and Melo rebounds into Gacy’s BIG back drop! Gacy then bumps Melo off buckles, bumps him off more buckles, and then goes again. Melo blocks to bump Gacy back! Gacy just smiles! Melo runs but into the BACKBREAKER, and then snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Gacy whips Melo, but Melo holds ropes.

Melo kicks back, CLUBS Gacy, but Gacy kicks and whips. Melo reverses, he trips Gacy and has a leg. Melo pulls on the ankle but Gacy rolls to throw Melo away! Gacy kicks low again, whips, but Melo reverses then follows, springboard LARIAT! Fans boo while Gacy flounders, and Melo is on him in a corner. Melo CHOPS and ROCKS Gacy on repeat, then whips corner to corner. Melo runs up to CHOP, but Gacy grins as he turns things around! Gacy CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Gacy then HEADBUTTS again and again! The ref counts, Gacy lets off and he storms up on Melo again.

Gacy whips, Melo reverses, but Gacy holds ropes so he can SENTON Melo’s dropdown! Cover, TWO! Gacy clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Melo. Melo grabs at Gacy’s hair but Gacy thrashes him around. Melo pulls hair after all, Gacy whips Melo away and ELBOWS him down! Gacy clamps on another chinlock and he squeezes tight! Melo endures, even as Gacy shifts to throw down ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Gacy hauls Melo up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Melo gets away, but Gacy storms up on him for a whip. Gacy gets Melo with another BIG back drop! Gacy grins as he stalks Melo to the ropes.

Melo kicks Gacy from below, but Gacy grabs Melo’s legs! Gacy deadlifts Melo but Melo SMACKS Gacy in the head! Gacy runs up, but Melo trips him! Melo rains down fists while fans boo. Melo lets off to bring Gacy up and TOSS him out! Melo then tells Gacy you don’t play with him. Gacy grins, and he HEADBUTTS from below! Then Gacy crawls under the ring! Melo looks around, Gacy pops out the opposite side! Melo looks under the ring, doesn’t find Gacy, and then Gacy DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and the fans fire up! Gacy shoots a three-pointer and NXT goes to break!

NXT returns again as Melo has Gacy down with a Half Crab! The fans mock Melo with “AIR~ BALL!” while Gacy endures. The fans then rally up as Gacy reaches out and powers up! Melo steps over, Gacy kicks at him, but Melo tries to turn Gacy back over. Gacy BOOTS free, the fans fire up, and Gacy goes to a corner. Melo runs in, but into an elbow! Melo runs back in, slides under the boot, and then returns, only for Gacy to rally with big forearms! Gacy then DROPKICKS Melo, RAMS him to a corner, and hits a SAIDO! Melo staggers up, into an URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives, showing us why he’s a former champion.

Gacy grows frustrated but he looms over Melo. Gacy hauls Melo up, whips him again, but Melo slips free of the scoop to kick the legs out! Melo reels Gacy in but Gacy tries to suplex! Melo fights that, tries another suplex, but Gacy fights out right before the cutter! Gacy then fireman’s carries to SAMOAN DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives again and the fans argue the count! Gacy hauls Melo up, puts him on the top rope, and then ROCKS him! Melo ROCKS Gacy back, Gacy ROCKS Melo, then Gacy climbs up. Melo fights the superplex by throwing hands on Gacy’s leg! Melo leaps, but Gacy dodges! Melo returns to ELBOW Gacy down!

Melo suplexes for the CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Gacy survives and Melo is furious! Melo aims from a corner, runs up, but Gacy kicks low! Gacy whips, Melo reverses but Gacy slips around to waistlock. Melo fights the German Suplex, CLUBS Gacy down, then runs and springboards, but Gacy catches him for a BOSS MAN SLAM! The fans fire up and Gacy handsprings, UPSIDE- FIRST 48!! Gacy falls, Melo goes up! NOTHING BUT NET!! Cover, Melo wins!

Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall

The fans boo but Melo hits the game winner. Melo tells Ilja Dragunov that Melo’s the last one left. Is that true? Does the Mad Dragon have no choice but to face HIM with the title on the line?

And wait, Dijak is here! He beats Gacy down with the nightstick! The fans boo as Dijak says this isn’t over until he says it’s over! Wait, is that a straitjacket?! Dijak puts that on Gacy, even as Gacy resists! Dijak CLUBS away on Gacy to then strap him in! The refs tell him to stop but Dijak refuses! Gacy still laughs, but Dijak CLUBS away on him again! Dijak puts the maniac in the jacket, CLUBS away on his chest, and then pulls on the sleeves! Dijak has strapped Gacy in and kicks him around! Gacy gets up, staggers around, but into the CYCLONE BOOT! Fans chant “Free Joe Gacy!” while Dijak looms over him. Gacy still grins, is there no breaking the already broken?


Brinley Reece prepares herself.

Kelani Jordan and Karmen Petrovic are there, and Karmen says Brin doesn’t have to prepare this hard for a match. Brin says no way, she wants to be super prepared. She already had her G’s & P’s, grains and proteins. Kelani says it is okay to be nervous. Kiana James is at the top of the division, but Kelani is sure Brin can get this win. But then Lash comes in screeching the brakes. Big Head Brin, do not listen to these girls. Do the opposite. Especially if it’s the so-called “future of the women’s division.” What was that about “fear never crowns a champion?” Guess Kelani will be waiting a long, long time. Lash doesn’t see all the hype.

Maybe that’s because when Kiana saw Lash, Lash wasn’t a threat. Or anything. But that makes Kelani wonder… What does Dar see in her? Oh snap! Jakara says she and Lash should just leave it, they’re all beneath The Meta Four. Lash says bye to the “berry pickers,” but will Lash & Jakara be the ones in a jam soon enough?


Roxanne Perez storms into the locker room.

She hopes this is all a joke. She finally gets her 1v1 shot, Lola cashes in and screws it up! Roxie was literally waiting and fighting a whole YEAR, and now Shotzi comes back and just gets her shot? WHY!? Because she put out tweets? Because she’s on SmackDown? Is Ava just handing out title shots? Gigi Dolin and Arianna Grace ignore the rant, but Wren Sinclair says she knows how Roxie feels. Oh, sorry, does she? Oh wait, no, Wren just got here, so she doesn’t know how it feels. Wren apologizes, she just meant that Shotzi was a former Women’s Tag Team Champion, won WarGames twice, and is on SmackDown.

So maybe, Roxie can ask to face the winner of Lyra VS Shotzi for- ROXIE SMACKS WREN IN THE FACE!! Roxie storms off and no one can believe that! Roxie’s gone past having an edge to having a short fuse, is she going to explode on every other woman in the division?


A new mysterious message plays.

“Goodness is a man’s struggle. Evil, however… is human nature.” Just who is sending these messages? And what do they mean for NXT?


Oba Femi is here!

The fans fire up as the NXT North American Champion makes his way to the ring, returning after his incredible battle with Dragon Lee at Vengeance Day. The Ruler grabs the mic to say, “You cannot argue with prophecy. I’m still the NXT North American Champion! I’m still the Mountain of NXT! I’m still the man, Oba Femi!” The fans cheer that! Oba tells Dragon, “you are a proud warrior. But I showed at Vengeance Day that it takes more than just a fighting spirit to take this title from me. A championship around the waist of a superstar means prestige. But for me, it represents supremacy. Which makes me the alpha species of NXT!

“Dragon Lee was the first casualty, but he will not be the last. So you can send anyone! Send anyone to try to take this title from me! But don’t send anyone that you want back.” Wait, Lexis King makes his way out here? He says, “Wow, wow, wow! Oba Femi, The King just wanted to come out here and personally congratulate you on all of your success! But I gotta be honest, Oba… I’ve been wanting to get something off my chest. I hear you’ve been calling yourself The Ruler, and well, everybody knows I’m The King, so… I just think it’s a little funny, y’know?” Oba wants King to make his point.

King’s point is, he softened up Dragon Lee so Oba could cash in his Breakout contract. So it was The King who placed that title on Oba’s shoulder! And he’ll be damned if it isn’t The King that takes it off him. Oba says he doesn’t deal with empty threats. Well then, Oba, that wasn’t a threat. That was a promise. And The King always keeps his promises. Oba says King will get his title opportunity next week. But Oba promises King that this throne won’t be one he sits on any time soon. King then fires sucker punches! King mule kicks a leg, reels Oba in, but Oba TOSSES King away! Oba kicks low, reels King in, but King runs away!

The fans fire up behind Oba, will he prove he is THE Ruler of NXT?


Josh Briggs talks with superstars backstage.

They talk about the Super Bowl and all its physicality. Tonight’s main event will be just as hard hitting, though! Dion Lennox has his money on the Wolf Dogs. What? Really? Keanu Carver can’t believe he’s going for those two when- Brooks Jensen storms in! “Hey, Briggs! You want me to grow some balls?!” Briggs asks back, “It took you a whole week just to think of that?” Jensen says here they are! They brawl!! The others rush in to stop this, but Briggs gets loose of Hank ‘n’ Tank to fire off more! Ava Raine rushes in to shout enough! If they want to do this, they do it in the ring, not back here!

Jensen and Briggs are fighting, just like when they first met all those years ago, but it doesn’t feel like this is gonna end with them being best buds. Will Briggs go from tough love to just beating Jensen’s ass? Or will Jensen finally stop floundering and stand on his own two feet?


Ilja Dragunov tweets a response.

The Mad Dragon tells Melo, “It’s easy to speak about me without fear when you know I’m home in German recovering and spending time with my son. But one day soon, we’ll see if you have the guts to speak that way to my face. Your day of reckoning is coming, Melo.” The Czar puts HIM on notice, when will these two have it out one more time?


Brinley Reece VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame!

#BrinEnergy is all but limitless, but that means there is a limit. Will the Calculator have the winning formula to exhaust Brin’s Reece-sources? Or will those numbers be off the charts?

NXT returns as Brin makes her entrance. She even gets some quick jump-push-ups in to keep herself fired up. The bell rings and Brin ties up with Kiana. Kiana wernches and has the cording hold to grind Brin’s shoulder. Brin endures, fights up, and she whips, only for Kiana to reverse. Brin handsprings up and over the dropdown to then arm-drag and run Kiana over! Izzi is mad for Kiana as she bails out, but Brin pursues. Brin tells Izzi to back off, Kiana runs up but Brin puts her in the ring. Kiana distracts the ref, Izzi CLOBBERS Brin! Fans boo as Kiana’s insurance policy pays off already.

Kiana then stomps away on Brin, has her in a corner, and brings her around to bump off buckles. Kiana handsprings and runs in to RAM Brin! Kiana pushes Brin around, taunts her, whips her, then ELBOWS her down! Kiana looms over Brin, pushes her around, then whips her again. Brin reverses but Kiana holds ropes to stop herself. Kiana then turns Brin’s back drop into a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Kiana clamps onto Brin with a chinlock and the fans rally up. Brin fights to her feet, throws body shots, but Kiana still clinches. Brin fires more body shots, then JAWBREAKERS free! Brin goes to ropes, Kiana runs up but into an ELBOW!

Kiana runs back in, Brin runs her over! And runs her over again! Izzi gets on the apron, but backs away when Brin takes a swing! Brin dodges Kiana and HANDSPRING LARIATS! The fans fire up as Brin fireman’s carries, and squats into the TKO! Cover, TWO! Brin is frustrated but she drags Kiana back up. Brin scoops but Kiana slips free, REVERSE DDT! Kiana runs to 401K! Fans boo but Kiana doesn’t end it there, BANKRUPTER! Cover, Kiana wins!

Winner: Kiana James, by pinfall

That modified Code Breaker tops it off, and Izzi celebrates with Kiana. Will this Girl Boss continue to gatekeep the new wave of superstars? Or will that rising tide wash her and Izzi both away soon enough?

Ava Raine is on the phone.

She tells whoever it is that the issue is already handled: Briggs VS Jensen goes down next week. But then Roxie storms in and Ava tells the other person she’ll talk to them later. Ava asks if Roxie punched Wren in the locker room. Roxie asks back if Ava gave Shotzi a title shot outta nowhere. No, no, Ava’s question first: did Roxie punch Wren? Yeah, fine, she did. Just wrong place, wrong time. Oh no, there is no such thing as “wrong place, wrong time” here, Roxie. You can’t just go punching people! And because of that, Wren already asked for her 1v1 with Roxie next week. Fine, give it to her. Ava did.

And when that is done, Ava and Roxie can talk about what Roxie really wants, which is obviously another shot at the NXT Women’s Championship. Seriously? Seriously. Roxie leaves, satisfied for now. But will that rage boil back up if she lets the new girl get one up on her?


Malik Blade and Edris Enofe talk backstage.

Malik feels bad for Brin. After what Kiana & Izzi did to her last week, taking her drink right outta her hand… And then the face she made after, and how she got cheated in the ring… But Edris says this could be a good thing. Now Brin knows how they feel! No more happy-go-lucky positive attitude. A loss hurts, no matter who it is. No, man, no! When they were down and out, Brin was there for them. So when she comes in through that curtain, she will surely be down and maybe even out. Can they at least be there for her like she was for them? Edris says okay, okay, Malik is right. And Edris has an idea.

What if, just spit-balling here, they make her do five likes~ and five dislikes~ about that match? Malik says Edris is heartless. But wait, Brin handsprings her way in? What a buzz! Whoever said experience is the best teacher wasn’t lying. Kiana’s got the experience, but now Brin’s motivated to train harder, get better, and- Whoa, hold on, hold on. Is Brin really telling them that she ain’t mad? Mad? Yeah, like angry. Angry? Edris, Brin’s never felt better! Brin handsprings away, and Malik says that is someone who practices what they preach. Will Brin’s spirit be infectious enough to get Malik & Edris on the right track?


NXT Tag Team Championships: Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo VS Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin!

The Don & The Underboss have had their ups and downs in the NXT Tag Division, but they’re still on top, for now. Will Tony & Stacks survive this Road to WrestleMania Weekend? Or will the Wolf Dogs make good on their Dusty Cup win to make even more history?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see which dynamic duo keeps their promises!

The teams sort out, Bron and Tony start and they circle. They tie up, go around, and fans duel as they end up on ropes. Bron slips away from Tony and the two reset. They circle again, tie up again, and Bron headlocks. Tony powers up and out, but Bron runs Tony over! The fans fire up and bark for Bron, but Tony gets up in a huff. Tony and Bron reset, tie up, and Tony headlocks. Bron wrenches out, headlocks again, but Tony powers up and out. Tony drops down, gets up, but Bron redirects hit. They RAM shoulders and it’s Bron who falls! The fans are torn as Tony tags Stacks. They whip, body shot and SHOTGUN!

Tony scoops Bron to SLAM him, Stacks covers, TWO! Stacks keeps on Bron with a little bit of smack talk as he throws knees. Bron body shots in return, then brings Stacks over. Tag to Corbin, the Wolf Dogs mug Stacks, and Corbin bumps Stacks off buckles. Corbin runs but Stacks dodges! Stacks runs in but is put on the apron! Stacks RAMS into Corbin, slingshots, but into a HAYMAKER! Corbin shows off the golden gloves, then goes up and leaps, into a SHOULDER TACKLE! Stacks fires hands back, tags Tony, and the D’Angelos get Corbin up for a DOUBLE SUPLEX! Tony then sends Stacks in, HIP TOSS SENTON!

Bron runs up, Tony dodges and Stacks ROCKS him! Tony clotheslines Bron in a corner, then hits another HIP TOSS SENTON with Stacks! The fans are torn as Tony hauls Corbin up for hands. Tony whips, Corbin blocks, so Tony fires hockey scrum shots! Tag to Stacks, but Corbin BLASTS him first! Corbin RAMS Tony into the corner, tags Bron, and Corbin hits a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Stacks ROCKS Corbin, then hits a TORNADO DDT! But Bron gets Stacks up for a POWERBOMB! The fans fire up, Tony runs, and he catches Bron for a SITOUT POWERBOMB! All four men are down and the fans cheer on “NXT! NXT!” as NXT goes picture in picture!

Corbin and Tony slowly roll out of the ring, and Stacks gets up to throw down hands on Bron. Stacks UPPERCUTS Bron to a corner, brings him around and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Tony, the D’Angelos mug Bron in the corner, then tag back to Stacks. The mugging continues, then tag back to Tony. Tony stomps a mudhole, then tag back to Stacks. The D’Angelos get Bron up for a DOUBLE SUPLEX! Stacks hits a FIST DROP, then covers, TWO! Stacks stays cool and talks some more smack on Bron. Stacks brings Bron up, but Bron wrenches and fireman’s carries! GUTBUSTER DROP! Stacks flounders away but to the Wolf Dog corner!

Tag to Corbin and Bron sets Stacks up. Corbin runs in to clothesline! Corbin RAMS Stacks, RAMS him again, and again! Corbin then DECKS Stacks with a right! Corbin stares Tony down while Stacks flounders to an open corner. Corbin whips corner to corner then clotheslines Stacks down! Corbin taunts Tony, hauls Stacks up and whips corner to corner again, for another clothesline! NXT returns to single picture as Corbin brings Stacks around. Stacks counter punches and fires off! Corbin shoves Stacks and scoops him for DEEP SIX! Cover, TWO! Stacks toughs it out but Corbin stomps him down.

Corbin hauls Stacks up, puts him in a corner, and fires off body shots. Stacks sputters but Corbin ROCKS him with a right. Corbin puts Stacks up top, ROCKS him again, but Tony coaches Stacks to fight back. Stacks counter punches again! And again, and again! Corbin wobbles, Stacks FLYING UPPERCUTS! The fans fire up as both men crawl, hot tags to Bron and The Don! Tony rallies on the Wolf Dogs with big clotheslines! BELLY2BELLY for Corbin! BELLY2BELLY for Bron! SAIDO for Corbin! Bron UPPERCUTS Tony! Bron goes up and up and FLYING- SPINEBUSTER!! Tony intercepts and the fans fire up again!

Tony checks on Stacks, helps him up and then reminds Stacks he loves ‘im. Tony TOSSES Stacks onto the Wolf Dogs! The fans fire up and Tony fetches Bron into the ring. Tag to Stacks, Tony hauls Bron up, LAWN DART NECKBREAKER COMBO!! Cover, TWO!! Bron survives and Stacks is frustrated. Stacks aims from a corner, he fires himself up and runs in, but into a KNEE! Stacks falls back and is dazed, hot tag to Corbin! Corbin hauls Stacks up to suplex, for a CUTTER! Bron gets Stacks up, for a BACK SUPLEX CUTTER! Corbin covers, TWO!!! Stacks survives, but Corbin BLASTS Tony off the apron!

Corbin storms up on Stacks, hauls him up, reels him in, but Stacks fights to a sunset flip! TWO!! Tony is back, Stacks tags him in! Tony runs up, but into a SCRAPBUSTER! Tag to Bron, the Wolf Dogs whip Tony for the BACK DROP POWERSLAM!! Cover, STACKS BREAKS IT! Corbin clothesline Stacks up and out, but Tony returns the favor! But then Bron clotheslines Tony and himself out of the ring! The fans are thunderous as all four men are down by the desk! Bron grabs Tony but Tony DECKS Bron! Corbin runs in, Tony & Stacks send him into steel steps! But Bron grabs Tony again! Stacks makes the save!

Tony & Stacks DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX Bron through the desk!! The fans lose their minds as the candy goes flying! Tony puts Bron in, covers, CORBIN BREAKS IT!? How’d he even get back up in time!? Stacks SHOTGUNS Corbin down, fans hope these teams “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! Stacks hurries to the corner, Tony tags him in. “This is Awesome!” as The D’Angelos mug Corbin. They double whip, but Corbin holds ropes! Corbin ELBOWS Stacks, TOSSES Tony, then DECKS Tony off the apron! Stacks kicks low, goes to ropes, but no Tornado! END OF DAYS!! Tony returns to CLOBBER Corbin!

Tony gets Corbin otuta the ring, but Bron is the legal man, though!! Bron SPEARS Stacks!!! Cover, WOLF DOGS WIN!!

Winners: Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin, by pinfall (NEW NXT Tag Team Champions)

The fans bark along with their new champions, everyone wants to be in the pack! Bron & Corbin get the belts, hoist them up, and Corbin realizes this moment is reality. The championship drought is over, and the fans cheer, “You Deserve It!” Will this huge win for the Wolf Dogs only make Nick Aldis and Adam Pearce fight that much harder to sign Bron to their roster? Or is the Big Bad Booty Nephew staying golden on the gold brand?

My Thoughts:

An awesome, jampacked episode of NXT right here. One thing I do find interesting is that we didn’t get Lexis King VS Riley Osborne, but either they realized they didn’t have time, or Riley was unable to compete tonight. Turns out he’s been engaged to Blair Davenport IRL for about a month now, so maybe there was something he had to do relating to that instead. Lexis still had a good promo talking trash on Von & Stone, and then then calling out Oba to get a title match for next week. I would think Oba beats Lexis, though, he can’t beat Dragon Lee in a great match to then lose to Lexis King on TV.

And speaking of Von & Stone, great tag match against Dar & Oro, especially with their “SNEAK ATTACK~!” move to open the show. Great showing for Stone, it’s been literal years since he last got in the ring on NXT, but of course Dar & Oro win with help from Lash & Jakara. Good promo from Dar & Oro with No Quarter Catch Crew, and I would really hope NQCC takes the Cup. Dar’s done great this whole time, but it feels like the right time for him to move on to another title scene. Let Dempsey carry the Heritage Cup since he is the son of William Regal and a student of British wrestling. Dar can move to the NXT Championship after Stand & Deliver.

Speaking of the NXT Championship, great stuff from that developing scene. Melo VS Gacy was great, but Melo gets a good win to keep himself in the title conversation. Dijak beating Gacy down and putting him in a straitjacket is wild, I wonder if that becomes some kind of stipulation for their blowoff match. As for Melo, good response from Dragunov, and as I said last week, I feel like there’s going to be something happening at Roadblock. Melo VS Trick, winner faces Dragunov for the title, and maybe we even get a Triple Threat? Biggest WrestleMania needs biggest Stand & Deliver, and somehow, every ten years, there’s been a Triple Threat for a top title. If HHH can’t figure one out for the World Heavyweight or Universal titles, let HBK do one for the NXT title.

Good promo from Lash & Jakara with Brin, Karmen & Kelani, too, and I think there’s a tag match in there somewhere. Brin VS Kiana was good stuff but Kiana of course won. It did help feed both stories, though, as Kiana has momentum heading for her match with Kelani, and Brin got to show she can still be optimistic even in defeat. Malik is believing in #BrinEnergy but Edris is still skeptical, I still feel like there could be a break-up there. And what a great promo from Briggs and Jensen, because of how funny it was for Jensen’s comeback to be so simple. Briggs VS Jensen will be great stuff, can’t wait to see it.

Really good match from Tatum VS Lola, with Tatum finding a new gear after Lyra showed up to support her. Great win for Lola, though, and Shotzi showing up to get her title shot is good stuff, because it also adds to Roxie’s story. Roxie’s promos had great layers to it. Gigi and the others are so done with Roxie’s complaining, but she shocked everybody when she just smacked poor Wren in the face! Roxie will of course beat Wren next week, but it feels like Roxie is creeping ever closer to a Heel turn. And no offense to Shotzi, she’s great, but this feels like Lyra is getting one more title defense win before Roadblock and Stand & Deliver, where she might actually lose, depending on who it is facing her.

And of course, great stuff with the D’Angelos through the night. Good Chase U promo with Rizzo collecting the D’Angelo’s share, and really good match of Rizzo VS Jaida. I figured Jaida would get the 1v1 win, she’s had a touch more experience, and it evens things up from Vengeance Day. Awesome tag title match, still a little surprised it happened here and not Roadblock or something, and awesome win for the Wolf Dogs. Not sure how long this lasts with the “courtship of Bron Breakker” story going on, and maybe Roadblock centers around where Bron is going, if he brings Corbin with him, or if this breaks the duo up just as fans were getting behind it.

My Score: 9/10

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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (4/15/24)




Will it be a victorious homecoming for Sami Zayn?

Tonight on Raw, Sami Zayn returns home to Montreal as NEW Intercontinental Champion, but will he lose that title already to Chad Gable?


  • Sheamus VS Ivar; Sheamus wins.
  • WWE World Tag Team Championships #1 Contenders Match: #DIY VS The New Day VS The Creed Brothers; DIY wins and will challenge The Awesome Truth for the titles.
  • Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell VS Ivy Nile & Maxxine Dupri; Candice & Indi win.
  • Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh VS Andrade El Idolo; Andrade wins.
  • Chelsea Green & Piper Niven VS Kayden Carter & Katana Chance; Chelsea & Piper win.
  • Jey Uso VS Finn Balor; wins.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Chad Gable; wins and


Rhea Ripley is here!

Montreal fires up for Mami as she makes her way out to the ring, but her arm’s in a sling! She holds up the Women’s World Championship with her good arm before going to the ring, clearly not in a good mood. Adam Pearce is waiting in the ring, and Rhea gets a mic. The fans cheer “MAMI! MAMI!” but Rhea says, “So… Obviously, you guys know what’s going on right now, yeah? After the attack last week from Liv Morgan… I’ve now been told that I’m stuck on the bench for quite a few months.” Fans are upset but Rhea says she’s also been informed, told, whatever, she’s pissed! Y’know why? Because she has to vacate the one thing that means the most to her, her world title!

The fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but there’s no getting around this. Rhea takes a long look at the belt and the fans call BS. Rhea says it sure is BS. This title right here, this means the most to her in her entire life! And that’s why this is so painful. Rhea sets the belt down on the mat, and gives it one last look. Rhea pulls at her hair in frustration, but the fans chant, “Thank You, Mami!” Rhea says, “Revenge tour? This is all because your stupid little revenge tour, Liv! Are you kidding me?” Rhea could’ve actually had respect for Liv, if she’d done this face to face! Instead, she blindsides Rhea like the coward Rhea knows Liv is!

And Rhea knows why Liv did it! It’s because Rhea would’ve dropped Liv right where she stood! So this is a warning to whoever wins her Women’s World Championship. When Rhea comes back, she’s coming back for BLOOD! And not just because of injury, but because when she finds Liv back there, they’ll have to lock her up in Montreal jail! But speaking of, here comes Liv! Pearce already goes to the ropes and security is there to keep Liv back. Liv is laughing, Rhea storms out after her! Security stays between them both, Liv dares Rhea to try something with one arm! The fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but Pearce says nope!

Pearce ushers Liv away, Liv laughing all the way. Rhea is frustrated, so she HEADBUTTS a guard! The fans cheer, but when and where will Rhea’s revenge tour come looking for Liv?


Rhea returns backstage.

Judgment Day is there to see her off with a group hug. Damian Priest says they know when she comes back, she’ll make Liv regret ever messing with her, and even more badass than she is right now! Cuz she is Rhea Bloody Ripley, and they love her. She thanks them, and tells them to keep Judgment Day on top. Rhea heads out, will the boys be able to keep things together without Mami?


Sheamus VS Ivar!

After months away with his own injury, the Celtic Warrior is back! And that means Monday Night Raw is now Fight Night, fellas! He’s never felt better, but will the Viking Raider make him feel awful already?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and welcome Sheamus back. Sheamus smiles and ties up with Ivar. They go around, break, then tie up again. Sheamus headlocks, Ivar powers up and out, but Sheamus RAMS him! Ivar rebounds, RAMS Sheamus, but Sheamus steadies himself. The fans chant “Let’s Go, Sheamus!” and the forearms start flying! Sheamus gets the edge, whips, but Ivar reverses. Sheamus ducks ‘n’ dodges and CLOBBERS Ivar! The fans fire up while Ivar goes to the apron! Sheamus storms up and grabs the arms, but Ivar HOTSHOTS Sheamus away! Ivar goes up, but Sheamus ROCKS him first!

Sheamus fires haymakers, then climbs up after Ivar to fire more! The fans fire up as Sheamus fireman’s carries Ivar, into the SUPER WHITE NOISE! Sheamus fires up and the fans are with him as Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Ivar has Sheamus in a chinlock. The fans rally, Sheamus fights up, and Sheamus throws body shots. But Ivar UPPERCUTS back! Ivar runs, but Sheamus scoops to POWERSLAM! The fans fire up and Ivar goes back to the apron. Sheamus storms up, brings Ivar up, and hooks him in the ropes! The fans fire up as we get BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! And Sheamus goes all the way to TEN! Ivar slumps down, flops into the ring, and Sheamus hauls him up. Fireman’s carry, but Ivar elbows free! Ivar BOOTS Sheamus, then HEEL KICKS! Sheamus falls, Ivar goes up! VIKING SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Sheamus survives and Ivar pulls at his hair in frustration! Sheamus goes to a corner, but he eggs Ivar on! Ivar storms up on Sheamus to rain down fists! The fans boo, the ref counts, and Ivar lets off. Sheamus still eggs Ivar on! Ivar and Sheamus throw hands and Sheamus gets the edge! Ivar shoves, cartwheels, and knees low! Ivar runs, springboards, but into a KNEE! Ivar staggers around, Sheamus brings the kneepad down, for the KNEE CAP! Ivar falls, the fans are thunderous as Sheamus beats his chest. Ivar stands up, into the BROGUE!! Cover, Sheamus wins!

Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall

The Celtic Warrior is back, as is his classic theme song! He feels better than ever, looks better than ever, is he going to make one more run at the top of the mountain?


Triple H is here!

Montreal fires up as The Game walks out to the ring! He joins Adam Pearce in the ring, and there’s a podium with a cover on it. HHH gets a mic to say, “You guys are on fire tonight, I gotta tell you that.” The fans cheer again, and HHH continues by saying it is hard to believe that only eight days ago, we were in the midst of the biggest WrestleMania of ALL time. “WrestleMania 40, kingdoms fell, nightmares began, and a whole knew era started.” The fans cheer that, too! Pearce says the new era certainly started for the Tag Division. It has never been bigger, better, or deeper. WWE walked in with one set of champs, and walked out with two.

That is why Raw and SmackDown deserve titles they can be proud of going into the new era. So what does the boss say? Should we bring the champs out? Then please welcome The Awesome Truth! Fans fire up as Miz & R-Truth make their way, carrying the red tag team titles. Miz & Truth get mics, and the fans chant “You Deserve It!” Miz pats Truth on the shoulder cuz he really does. The fans cheer as Miz raises Truth’s hand, and Truth lets Miz hold on to the belt so he can do the splits! He’s still got it, too! HHH then says he wants to be the first to say, what’s up? Also, congratulations. HHH shakes their hands as he says they won probably the biggest tag match in history.

And Truth, HHH has to say from a certain perspective, seeing Truth have that Mania moment, to quote The Miz, it was awesome. But the thing is, this is a new era. So if they are going to represent this brand and those titles, then they need to do it in a way that represents an all new era. So going forward, they will now be the WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! And as such, they will be carrying THESE! Brand new belts that look like miniature World Heavyweight Championships! Truth is losing his mind! Now, now, he has seen a rabbit come out of a hat, and birds come out of a hat. Even a lady got cut in half and walked away from it. But he’s never seen a trick like that!

What? Truth says he knows good magicians, and HHH just made titles appear outta thin oxygen! That boy good! Right? The fans cheer, but only Truth is the one confused here. HHH asks Miz to explain. HHH is not a magician. That’s what a magician wants you to think. But Truth doesn’t really trust magicians. Not after Lil’ Jimmy. Everyone used to be able to see Lil’ Jimmy. So what else is HHH hiding? Miz says this is what they wanted. This is one of the most important times in WWE history! This is their chance to elevate the Tag Division! Their chance to take these new belts to new heights! That is why Pearce and HHH-

HHH!? WHERE?! Truth, that’s this guy! Man, Houdini’s got Miz fooled, too? He’s one crafty little genie. But Truth sees right through you, Tommaso Ciampa! Miz sighs and says he’ll try one more thing. Because we are in Montreal! Fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” and Miz is pretty sure they’re ready for Sami Zayn. But Miz tells Truth in French, that they’re getting new belts. OMG really!? “OUI! OUI! OUI!” So they can take ’em? Oui! OUI! As in yes, but anyway, HHH speaks up. Can he just go? He takes the old belts, then hands over the new belts. HHH wishes Pearce luck on handling it from here.

HHH leaves, Awesome Truth hold up the awesome new belts, and Pearce asks why Truth made the boss leave. Who? HHH. He just left. That wasn’t HHH! Pearce says while we still have brain cells that function, the only thing left is to figure out some new challengers! Time for a Triple Threat #1 Contenders Tag Match! And that’s right now!

WWE World Tag Team Championships #1 Contenders Match: #DIY VS The New Day VS The Creed Brothers!

Speaking of Ciampa, the REAL Ciampa and Johnny Gargano are still in that title hunt, but so are Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods, and so are Julius & Brutus! Which team defies the odds to head for an awesome showdown with Miz & Truth?

Raw returns and the Creeds make their entrance, followed by The New Day. There’s a QR code that flashes on screen… Then the teams sort out and one man starts for each. Brutus steps to Woods and Gargano, and Montreal rallies with “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Woods says “O~ CANADA~!” The three approach, feel out, then Brutus DECKS Gargano! Woods CLUBS Brutus, has him in a corner and rains down fists! Brutus shoves Woods away before five but Gargano runs up to add on! Gargano gets five, Brutus shoves him away then ROCKS Woods! Brutus ROCKS Gargano, scoops Woods, but Woods rolls him up!

Gargano rolls Woods! Brutus rolls Gargano! Then deadlifts to BOMB him into Woods! Brutus breaks through their double clothesline to DOUBLE LARIAT back! Tag to Julius, the Creeds get one each, and they suplex! Kofi and Ciampa save their tag partners, then they all DROPKICK the Creeds! The fans fire up as DIY and New Day brawl! DIY get the edge, they whip, but New Day dodge to BLAST the Creeds! DIY then TOSS New Day out, and they BLAST the Creeds! DOUBLE PLANCHAS, but the Creeds catch DIY! But then New Day both FLY out! Down goes everyone, Awesome Truth applaud New Day, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and there’s a collision in the ring! The fans fire up as Ciampa, Julius and Kofi all slowly sit up. Kofi CHOPS Ciampa, Julius ROCKS Kofi! Ciampa ROCKS Julius, Kofi ROCKS Ciampa! Ciampa CHOPS Julius, Kofi mule kicks Ciampa, Julius ROCKS Kofi! Ciampa ROCKS Julius, BOOTS Kofi, then brawls with Julius! The fans rally up as the forearms go faster and faster! Ciampa CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! But theN Julius JUMP KNEES! Kofi returns, TROUBLE IN- NO, Julius blocks the kick to an ANKLE LOCK! Ciampa KNEES Julius down! Brutus CLOBBERS Ciampa, Woods MISSILE DROPKICKS Brutus!

Woods turns around, SLINGSHOT SPEAR from Gargano! Kofi JUMP KNEES Gargano! Julius clinches Kofi for an EXPLODER! Julius kips up to STANDING MOONSAULT, onto knees! Gargano SUPERKICKS Julius, Kofi rolls Gargano! Gargano slips out to BUZZSAW! Gargano goes up and out to the apron, he and Ciampa meet to ENZIGIRI KNEE COMBO in the corner! Then Gargano CANNONBALLS onto everyone else! Ciampa hauls Kofi up for PROJECT CIAMPA!! Cover, TWO!!! Kofi survives and even Miz & Truth are surprised. The fans cheer for “TRIPLE H!” to keep Truth’s illusion going. Ciampa tells Kofi “SUCK IT!”

Ciampa gets Kofi up, Kofi wrenches out to dodge and hot tag Woods! Woods GAMANGIRS then TORNADO DDTS! Gargano shoves Woods to a corner, but Woods BOOTS! HONOR ROLL! Brutus gets in but Woods BELL CLAPS! Woods ducks ‘n’ dodges, slides under, ROLLING ELBOW! Woods calls to Kofi, tags him in, but Ciampa BOOTS Woods! Kofi uses Woods to POMMEL HORSE KICK! New Day POSTS Ciampa, then WHEELBARROW FAMOUSER!! Cover, Julius drags Kofi right up! OVERHEAD SUPLEX! But Woods is back up top! Woods leaps, into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Gargano runs up, Julius blocks a kick! OVERHEAD SUPLEX!

Julius kips up but into Ciampa’s waistlock! Julius switches, to GERMAN SUPLEX! The straps come down, Brutus tags in, and the Creeds get a team each! Brutus SPLASHES DIY to then O’Conner Roll! Gargano runs up, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Julius DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS New Day!! Quadruple cover, TWO!!! All four other men kick out, Julius tags back in! Brutus goes up, Julius Electric Chair Lifts Ciampa! “This is Awesome!” and then Kofi SHOVES Brutus off the corner, into Woods’ SUPERKICK! Kofi goes up, Julius fights Ciampa off. Julius goes up but Woods sneaks a tag! SUPERPLEX for Julius, but LIMIT BREAKER from Woods!


Winners: DIY, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the World Tag Team Champions)

Awesome Truth loved every minute of that match, but now they’ve got to face their friends in #RegenerationX. Will Miz & Truth be able to hold on to their newly minted titles? Or will Ciampa & Gargano prove when it comes to becoming World Tag Team Champions, you gotta do it yourself?


Drew McIntyre watches the highlight reel of last week’s main event.

And he’s smiling? Maybe even chuckling? Jackie Redmond says that after watching it back, she was not expecting this reaction. McIntyre laughs, as he BOOTS the TV screen in! Jackie understands now as McIntyre storms off. CM Punk got the better of McIntyre last time, but will it be no laughing matter when the Scottish Terminator gets his hands on him?


Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell VS Ivy Nile & Maxxine Dupri!

The first time around, the Poison Pixie bullied Maxxine the Alpha Queen into such a state that winning was easy. But then The Diamond Pitbull helped Maxxine get even with Candice, though it was Indi Wrestling that took the hit. Who finds the way to win this tense tiebreaker?

The teams sort out and Indi starts against Ivy. They tie up, Ivy waistlocks then headlocks, but Indi rolls to a cover. ONE, Ivy holds on, and they go around. Ivy facelocks, floats around to then flip Indi to a cover, ONE! Ivy’s right back on the headlock, but Indi fights up. Indi powers out, Ivy sunset flips, TWO! Indi scrambles up but Ivy DROPKICKS her! Ivy kicks, Indi blocks but the DRAGON WHIP hits! Tag to Maxxine and she climbs up, to CROSSBODY! Maxxine eggs Indi on, kicks low and facelocks, then talks trash on Candice. FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect, but Maxxine dares Candice to make a move.

The ref reprimands, Candice stands down, but Indi short arm LARIATS! Indi then tags Candice, Candice CLOBBERS Maxxine and hammers away! The fans boo but Candice SMACKS Maxxine off the mat. Candice soaks up the heat, then digs her boots into Maxxine. The ref counts, Candice lets off, and then Candice smiles as she drags Maxxine up. Candice whips Maxxine into the corner, taunts Ivy, then runs up to SLAP Maxxine! Candice fires off hands, the ref counts, and Candice lets off. Tag to Indi, she keeps Maxxine from Ivy, but Maxxine BOOTS her away! Candice tags back in, runs up and drags Maxxine back again.

Maxxine hops up, ENZIGIRI misses as Candice ducks! Candice swipes at Ivy, but Ivy dodges! Maxxine knees low and DDTS! The fans fire up while both women are down! Maxxine and Candice crawl, their partners reach out, but then Indi rushes in! The ref stops Indi, but that means he misses seeing the hot tag! The fans boo as Indi gets sneaky like Candice as she BOOTS Maxxine down! Indi puts Candice on top for the cover! The ref sees that, counts, Candice & Indi win!

Winners: Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell, by pinfall

What in the world is going on here? Is Candice’s toxicity poisoning Indi’s mind? Or are these Indi’s true colors? Either way, are Candice & Indi going to find the way to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships?


WWE takes a look at Damian Priest’s rise to the top.

2019, Orlando, Florida, the Performance Center. What did Priest want out of life? One thing: his name to live forever. From Punisher to homeless to NXT to main roster, Priest has proven if you bust your ass and never give up, anything is possible, even your dreams. The first Puerto Rican world champion in literal decades, he desired championships, and he knew championships would come. Legacy and infamy wait for no man, you have go grab them for yourself. He became Senor Money in the Bank, bided his time, suffered losses, and struck when the moment was right! HE had the biggest moment at the biggest WrestleMania ever, ALL RISE for the NEW World Heavyweight Champion!


Judgment Day is in the clubhouse.

The others sulk, but Priest tells them to snap out of it. They’re The Judgment Day, right? Right. And they still run Raw, right? Dom is gonna teach Andrade a lesson about messing with their group! And JD McDonagh, you have his back so they can get this done! The Irish Ace is fired up, he heads out with Dirty Dom, but Finn stays behind to talk with Priest. Finn feels their focus should be getting the tag titles back, but now Finn’s in this match with Jey? What’s up with that? Priest says Finn’s focus needs to be on what’s happening tonight. Priest needs The Prince to teach Jey Uso the meaning of the word “loss.” And then at Backlash, Priest teaches Jey the meaning of the word “pain!”

Is Finn good with that? Finn smiles and nods. Of course he’s good with that! They fist bump and Finn goes to warm up. So far, the group looks solid, will Mami have nothing to worry about?


Raw shares an interview from before the show.

Jackie Redmond was ringside as Chad Gable got some training in with the Creed Brothers to prepare for his title match with Sami Zayn. Jackie says it looks like Gable is ready. A huge opportunity tonight, the biggest match perhaps of his entire career. How much would winning the title mean to him? Gable says it is everything. Validation, vindication for all the training, his 10+ years here in the WWE, and proving it to himself. His mood is high, it’ll be a good night. But then Jackie would be remised if she didn’t ask about the crowd factoring in. They’ll be in support of Sami, how has Gable prepared for that?

Gable says when he was on the Olympic team in 2012, he was a Minnesotan in Iowa. That means not one person in Iowa wanted him to win, but he did. So he’ll do the same time. Sami’s one of the best WWE has, but Gable training Sami helped Gable find the weakness. Tonight, Gable exposes those weaknesses. Gable goes back to grappling with the Creeds, will Gable be razor sharp for his golden opportunity?


Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh VS Andrade El Idolo!

The Prodigal Son thought he was getting The Idol of Lucha to join Judgment Day, or at least was united with him against Rey Mysterio. Neither of those things turned out to be true, and now Andrade has found himself in Judgment Day’s crosshairs. Will El Idolo make Raw tranquilo? Or will he pay for pulling one over on Dirty Dom?

Raw returns as Dom makes his entrance and Montreal boos. The bell rings, Dom and Andrade circle, and Dom wants a handshake? Andrade refuses so Dom CHOPS! Andrade rushes Dom but Dom runs away to the corner. Dom then gets a cheap shot, a headlock, but Andrade powers up and out. Dom pulls on Andrade’s hair to get him back in the headlock. Andrade powers out more thoroughly this time, and he runs Dom over! The fans cheer, Andrade storms up and he CHOPS Dom to a corner. Andrade whips corner to corner, Dom reverses, but Andrade goes up and out then ROCKS Dom! Andrade goes up the corner, to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally as Andrade brings Dom up and snap suplexes! Uno Amigo and the fans cheer! Dos Amigos and the fans cheer more! Andrade gives Latino Heat, but Dom suplexes! Dom has Uno Amigo, then Dos Amigos! Fans boo this time, but then Andrade hits his THIRD AMIGO! The fans cheer as Andrade puts Dom in the drop zone. Andrade climbs again, but JD gets on the apron! The ref stops JD but that lets Dom trip Andrade! The fans boo but Dom drags Andrade off the corner to stomp him! Dom then soaks up the heat and flexes, Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Andrade fights up while in a chinlock. Andrade throws body shots, then ROCKS Dom! And ROCKS him, and ROCKS him! Dom shoves, kicks, but Andrade blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And DRAGON SCREW again! Dom swings a lariat but Andrade dodges to CLOBBER Dom! Andrade kips up, the fans fire up and Dom is in the corner. Fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” as Andrade goes corner to corner, CIEN SHADOWS! Cover, TWO! Dom survives but Andrade puts him in the drop zone. Andrade climbs, SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT FLOPS as Dom moves! Dom goes to the apron, drags Andrade up, but Andrade fights the suplex!

Andrade throws body shots, CHOPS, and Dom flops back! Andrade goes out to the apron but Dom KICKS the ropes! That jams Andrade up, Dom reels him in! APRON DESTROYER!! Andrade flops to the floor, JD coaches Dom to hurry! Dom gets Andrade back in, covers, TWO!! Andrade survives and the fans fire up! Dom is frustrated, as is JD, but Dom wants Andrade to rise. Andrade stands, Dom DROPKICKS him onto ropes! Fans boo but Dom talks trash before he dials it up. But Andrade gets up, boot feint to ELBOW! JD gets up but Andrade DECKS him! Then the underooks, for THE MESSAGE! Cover, Andrade wins!

Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall

But JD attacks now! No celebrating for El Idolo, the fans boo as JD and Dom get Andrade to his feet. The mugging continues, but here comes Ricochet! Ricochet also has beef with Judgment Day and he sends Dom & JD running! Will the King of Flight help The Idol put Judgment Day in their place once and for all?


Backstage interview with Jey Uso.

Cathy Kelley is with Main Event Jey and knows that he’s preparing for Finn Balor, but she was hoping for any comments on Tama Tonga joining The Bloodline to attack Jimmy Uso last Friday. Yeah, messing with The Bloodline, you go down a deep, dark and dangerous road. They adding members Jey didn’t even know about. As far as Jimmy goes… Well, Jey told him to come with Jey. But hey, Jey’s gotta focus on Finn. Finn about to catch a YEETDOWN here on Monday Night Raw. YEET! Jey is ready for The Prince, but will he make it through to face The Punisher?


Chelsea Green & Piper Niven VS Kayden Carter & Katana Chance!

The Hot Mess and “Lil Miss P” wanted a match and got a match on Friday, but it didn’t go their way when it turned out they were facing Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill. Management is getting an earful over and over, but will the complaints stop if Chelsea & Piper win? Or will KC Squared only add to Chelsea’s bad mood?

The teams sort out and Piper starts against Kayden. They tie up, Piper shoves Kayden down, then dares Katana to try. Katana tags in, runs up and dodges, then KC Squared pinball Piper around. They both run, but into DOUBLE LARIATS! Piper fires up, then she drags Katana up. Piper clamps on a COBRA CLUTCH and she thrashes Katana around! Chelsea tags in, RIPCORD FOREARM, then short arm LARIAT! Chelsea covers, TWO! Chelsea says this is easy work, but she runs into a BOOT! Katana then drop toeholds Chelsea into buckles! Tag to Kayden, and they meet at the corner, MULE KICK METEORA COMBO! Kayden covers, TWO!

Kayden drags Chelsea up, but Chelsea SLAPS her! Then she panics and reaches for Piper! Kayden reels her in, hammerlock and clinch, to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! The fans “WOO~” with every CHOP, then Kayden FLATLINERS! Kayden fireman’s carries Chelsea, Katana goes up and leaps over to go after Piper! But Piper catches her! FALL AWAY SLAM! Kayden hits a SWINGING LEG DROP SLAM! Cover, but Piper SPLASHES Kayden! Chelsea covers Kayden, she and Piper win!

Winners: Chelsea Green & Piper Niven, by pinfall

Chelsea celebrates like she did something, btu we know it was all Piper. But a win is a win, will this team find their way back to the tag titles? Will Chelsea never stop bugging management until they do?


Backstage interview with Liv Morgan.

Cathy Kelley is with Liv to ask about Rhea Ripley vacating her title. Is this the conclusion of the revenge tour? Liv can’t even lie, she is confused by the reactions. They’re all mad at her, but for what? She isn’t the villain here. Where was the sympathy for Liv when Rhea literally ripped Liv’s shoulder out of its socket? Oh, there wasn’t any. So eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, arm for an arm. This is karma at its finest, Rhea got what she deserved. But the best part is that this isn’t the end of the revenge tour. This is just the beginning, because the end will be Liv crowned as the NEW Women’s World Champion. #WatchMe. Then when and where will this revenge tour go on the road to a new champion?


Cody Rhodes is here!

Montreal fires up for the American Nightmare, aka the NEW Undisputed WWE Champion! They sing along, “WHOA~ OH~!” and Cody gets his pyro. Cody high-fives the front row as he makes his way down the ramp, then he steps into the ring for “WHOA~ OH~!” and more pyro. Cody gets the mic while the fans chant his name, and he revels in the cheers a moment. They sing “CODY~ CODY CODY CODY~!” and he smiles. Cody then asks, “De quoi voulez-vous parler?” The fans cheer his French, and Cody says he has to thank Adam Pearce allowing Cody to still hang out on Raw even though now he’s a SmackDown superstar.

But don’t worry, Cody ain’t going nowhere. We cannot reflect on WrestleMania 40 forever, especially with a pending challenge. The first Premium Live event of the new “season,” Backlash, is going to Lyon, France, where Cody faces for this title either the fastest rising star, LA Knight, or The Phenomenal AJ Styles. But we can certainly reflect just a little. There’s a man he could talk about for hours but will keep it brief. There was a man who said he’d be Cody’s Shield… The fans sing “WHOA~ OHH~ OHHH~!” for The Visionary, and Cody says that man certainly kept his word. That man is watching at home, so thank you, Seth Freakin’ Rollins.

The fans cheer and chant, “Thank You, Seth!” Cody continues by saying another “friend” that did reflecting was The Rock. The fans boo and chant “ROCKY SUCKS! ROCKY SUCKS!” Cody says it was news to him that Rock did a ten week training program, that he flew in the best talent of different skillsets and the greatest conditioning team money could by. Rock doesn’t have one more match left in him, he’s got many more. And in typical manic Rock fashion, Rock said that he’d make Cody bleed again. Cody says Rock’s probably right. Maybe Cody will bleed. But no amount of training and preparation, nothing Rock does can stop the fact that if Cody’s gonna bleed, Rock bleeds with him.

The fans cheer and Cody says when we talk Rock, we gotta talk Bloodline. The fans boo again, but Cody says he’s confused. The introduction of Tama Tonga “by order of The Tribal Chief,” yet Roman Reigns was nowhere to be found? More questions than answers, so one more bit of reflection. Cody wants to bring out a former member of the Bloodline, a man who is a friend of Cody’s, and a man whose energy you can feel from your head to your yeet. Well, thanks for laughing at the dad joke, but here is Main Event Jey Uso! Jey makes his way out and Montreal bounces with him! Even Pat gets on the desk to join in!

Jey hugs it out with Cody, then the bouncing continues. Cody tells Jey that he is the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, Monday Night Raw is about to be his, and no one has earned it or deserves it more than Main Event Jey! “YEET!” Cody says Jey helped him #FinishTheStory, and Cody knows when one member of Judgment Day is present, the others aren’t far behind. Cody would love to have Jey’s back like Jey had his. The fans like the sound of that, and the two hug it out. Jey appreciates that, Uce, for sure. YEET! But hey, Jey’s gotta do this on his own, gotta just be him, The YEET Master! Mr. YEETDOWN!

Oh, how about this for a name? The NEW World Heavyweight Champion, Main Event Jey UUUUSO~! So then he doesn’t need Cody out here? Cody gets that. Good luck, friend. They hug it out one more time, the fans cheer, and Cody moves on. But oh, one other thing. Cody looks over and says, “Until we yeet again.” Jey responds with “YEET!” Will Jey be able to handle things when it’s just him? Or will The Prince be bringing backup to stack the deck against him?



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Mitchell’s NJPW Wrestling World Results & Report! (4/14/24)

NEVER give up!



There WILL be new NEVER Openweight Six Man Champions!

Kazuchika Okada’s leaving NJPW meant vacating the NEVER Openweight Six Man titles. Now a tournament will be held in one go to crown new champions! Who NEVER stops until they make it reign?


  • Kickoff Match – Puzzle Presents: Touyuu VS Axe Wang; Touyuu wins.
  • NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships Tournament: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Boltin Oleg VS The United Empire; Tanahashi, Yano & Oleg win and advance to tonight’s main event.
  • NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships Tournament: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS The House of Torture; The House of Torture wins and advances to tonight’s main event.
  • Tiger Mask & Satoshi Kojima VS El Desperado & Shoma Kato; Tiger Mask & Kojima win.
  • HANAKO VS Starlight Kid; Starlight Kid wins.
  • DOUKI VS Kosei Fujita; Douki wins.
  • IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Bishamon VS SANADA & Yuya Uemura; Bishamon wins and retain the titles.
  • NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Boltin Oleg VS The House of Torture; Tanahashi, Yano & Oleg win and are the new NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions.


NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships Tournament: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Boltin Oleg VS The United Empire!

The Ace may also be President of NJPW, but that doesn’t mean he’s retired! He wants to get these Six Man titles back, will the Clown Prince and the Hulking Kazakh help him do that? Or will Great-O-Khan, Francesco Akira & Callum Newman conquer the Six Man Division?

The fans rally for “SACHOU! SACHOU!” as he shows off the abs. Then the trios sort out, and while Oleg gets in Khan’s face, we start with Callum and Tanahashi. The fans cheer, the bell rings, and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Tanahashi finds a point of leverage and powers Callum onto ropes. The ref counts, Tanahashi lets off cleanly, and the fans applaud. Callum and Tanahashi reset, tie up again, and Tanahashi headlocks. Tanahashi thrashes and grinds the hold but Callum pulls hair! The fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Callum lets slowly. But then Callum kicks low! Callum whips Tanahashi hard into a corner!

Callum runs corner to corner but into an ELBOW! Tanahashi goes up to CROSSBODY! The fans cheer as Tanahashi air guitars, but Callum gets to his feet in a huff. Yano and Oleg both reach out, but Tanahashi tags Yano. The fans fire up for Yano but Akira tags in. Yano goes to untie a buckle pad! Akira protests but he lets Yano have his fun. Akira then shadows Yano as he turns around. Yano is confused, turns around but Akira stays behind him. Akira then shoves Yano into the corner! Yano loses the pad and Akira dropkicks the legs out! Akira runs, rolls and basement dropkicks! Crowns up and the fans cheer.

Akira drags Yano over, tags in Khan, and Khan puts some stank on the Mongolian Chops! The Empire double whip but Yano holds ropes and tags Oleg! The fans fire up but The Empire mugs Oleg first! They double whip but Oleg holds ropes, to then come in and DOUBLE SHOUDLER TACKLE! Khan gets up but Oleg throws him with a fireman’s carry takeover! Callum runs in to BOOT Oleg, then runs, but Oleg CLOBBERS Callum and sends him flying! The fans fire up as Oleg hauls Khan up, but Khan CLAPS at him, twists an ear and CLUBS it, then clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Khan then BLASTS Tanahashi and Yano off the corner!

Khan stomps away on Oleg, drags him back up, then Mongolian CHOPS! Oleg staggers, Khan Mongolian CHOPS again! And again! Oleg falls, Khan cocky covers, ONE! The fans rally as Khan hauls Oleg up in a facelock. Khan brings Oleg to the corner, tags Callum, and the Empire mugs him. Callum CHOPS, then tags Akira. Callum bumps Oleg off buckles, Akira CHOPS, then they double whip. Callum runs in to forearm SMASH! Akira runs in to clothesline! Feed to the DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Akira as he and Callum coordinate, back suplex SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Akira drags Oleg up and around to facelock, but Oleg throws body shots.

Khan tags in, he and Akira mug Oleg, and Khan CLUBS Oleg down. Khan drags Oleg up but Oleg ROCKS him! And CHOPS him! Oleg whips, Khan reverses to NORTHERN- NO, Oleg fights the suplex, so Khan RAMS him into the corner! Khan turns Oleg around, CLUBS him, and then climbs up. The fans cheer as Khan sits on his throne! Oleg flails, the ref reprimands but Khan hops down. Khan then HIP TOSSES Oleg down! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, Khan kicks Oleg around then whips. Oleg reverses and lifts, but Khan claws the ear! Oleg lets Khan down but avoids the lariat to DROPKICK Khan down!

The fans fire up while both men are down. Hot tag to Tanahashi! The fans fire up as Sachou rallies on Khan with FLYING FOREARMS! Then he BLASTS Callum and Akira off the apron! Tanahashi runs in at the corner, but blocks Khan’s boot! DRAGON SCREW! The fans fire up as Akira runs in, and gets a DRAGON SCREW! Callum steps in, but Tanahashi gets his leg! Tanahashi waves bye before the DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! The fans fire up with Tanahashi and he waits on Khan. Khan rises, Tanahashi runs in, but Khan sidesteps and TOSSES Tanahashi! But Tanahashi skins the cat! Only for Khan to waistlock!

Tanahashi fires elbows, but Khan ducks the shotei to HITSUJIGOROSHI into MARINE! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Khan and Tanahashi crawl, hot tag to Callum! Callum runs up to whip Tanahashi, but Tanahashi reverses. Callum stops himself, comes back, but into a spin, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans rally as Tanahashi crawls, hot tag to Yano! The fans fire up with Yano, he whips Callum at the bare corner! Callum stops himself, Yano runs in, but Callum dodges so Yano hits bare buckles! Callum runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and BOOTS Yano down! The Prince of Speed shows why that’s the case!

The fans fire up with Callum as he goes Around the World for a DROPKICK! Snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO!! Yano survives, but Akira DROPKICKS Oleg down! Khan joins in, The Empire gets Yano up. They mug Yano in the corner, whip him corner to corner, then Khan runs in. Khan clotheslines, Akira clotheslines, and Callum runs to trip and STOMP Yano down! Cover, TWO!! Yano stays in this and the fans rally up again. Callum scowls and drags Yano to a drop zone. The Empire brawls with Tanahashi and Oleg while Callum climbs. The fans fire up as Callum aims, SHOOTING STAR, but he has to land out as Yano moves!

Tanahashi returns to dropkick Callum’s legs out! Khan BOOTS Tanahashi! Oleg scoops and SLAMS Khan! Akira dodges Oleg to ENZIGIR! The fans fire up, Akira runs and RANAS, but Oleg blocks it! Oleg swings Akira around to Shake, Rattle and- SUPERKICK from Callum! Tanahashi returns again, Callum ducks the shotei but then Tanahashi ducks the heel kick! SHOTEI! Yano rolls Callum up, Yano’s team wins!

Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Boltin Oleg, by pinfall (advance to the main event)

The Ace, the Joker and the Rook snatch the win and are now in the title match! Will this hot hand take the pot? Or will they be trumped by the winner of the next match?


NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships Tournament: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS The House of Torture!

Shingo Takagi is once again NEVER Openweight Champion, but he, Yota Tsuji & Bushi are looking to add to the LIJ trophy case. But Evil, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Sho want to make up for their losses, will they find redemption through this tournament? Or will everything be tranquilo in Taiwan?

Sho gets the mic to say he hates being here in Taiwan, so he wants to win, get the titles, and get outta here as fast as he can! The fans boo but Sho just taunts them all. He tells LIJ to get out here already, so LIJ makes their entrance. Takagi shows off that he cleaned up that NEVER Openweight belt from all the black spray paint Evil defaced it with! The fans cheer Takagi, Yota and Bushi in turn, and LIJ fist bump. But the House attacks! The fans boo but the bell rings, and Kanemaru has Yota in the ring. Evil KNEES Takagi, then steps on the NEVER Openweight title! Sho DECKS Bushi, Kanemaru whips Yota, but Yota comes back to run Kanemaru over!

Yota runs to SPLASH, cover, TWO! Yota keeps cool and he brings Kanemaru up. Yota reels Kanemaru in, suplexes, but Kanemaru fights it! Yota ROCKS Kanemaru, ROCKS him again, and then again! Yota runs but Sho is there! The fans boo but Kanemaru CLAWS Yota’s eyes! Kanemaru whips Yota to the corner, and surprise! Evil takes the blue buckle pad away! Yota hits bare steel, then the House BLASTS Bushi and Yota! The fans boo but Kanemaru drags Yota up. Sho SMACKS Bushi off apron, Kanemaru TOSSES Yota, and then Sho and Kanemaru stomp away. The fans boo more, but then Evil whips Takagi at the edge of the stage!

Takagi stops himself by flailing and wobbling! The fans are relieved he stays safe, but then Evil CLAWS Takagi’s back! Sho puts Yota in the ring, Kanemaru covers, TWO! Kanemaru tags Sho, Sho scuffs Yota around and taunts him. Yota rises up, fires a forearm, but Sho eggs him on! Yota fires another forearm so Sho CLAWS Yota’s eyes! Sho throws Yota out then gets in the ref’s face, Evil JAMS Yota with a chair! The fans boo but Evil taunts them. The ref has to keep LIJ from going after The House, and Evil puts Yota in for Sho to cover. ROPEBREAK! Sho is upset but he steps on Yota’s arm. Tag to Kanemaru, he and Sho DOUBLE KNEE DROP!

Kanemaru drags Yota up, whips him to ropes, then kitchen sink KNEES him down! Cover, TWO! Gene Blast stays in this for his team but Kanemaru stomps away. Kanemaru then scuffs Yota, taunts him, but Yota just gets mad! The fans rally for Yota as Kanemaru gives him more kicks. Yota stands to ROCK Kanemaru, ROCK him again, and ROCK him again! But Kanemaru CLAWS eyes! Tag to Evil, the ref is again told to stop LIJ, and Evil CHOKES Yota with a House of Torture shirt! Evil shoves Yota down, covers, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Evil is furious with the ref but Yota’s tougher than all that.

Evil stands Yota up, wrenches and whips Yota to a neutral corner. Evil runs in, blocks a boot, but Yota reels him in for the STOMP! The fans fire up while both men are down again! Yota and Evil crawl, hot tag to Takagi! The Rampaging Dragon runs up but Sho & Kanemaru drop away. So Takagi runs Evil over, scoops him and SLAMS him, but Evil avoids the senton! Sho & Kanemaru get in to stomp Takagi, double whip, but he holds ropes! Then DOUBLE PUMPING BOMBERS! But Evil CLAWS Takagi’s eyes! Evil runs, but into the ELBOW! JAB! YUKON LARIAT! The fans fire up as Takagi gets Evil back up.

Takagi suplexes high and hard, then covers, TWO! Evil is tougher than that, but Takagi then says in Taiwanese, he’s not done! But Takagi still uses Japanese for “TOKI GA KITA! <THE TIME HAS COME!>” The fans fire up with “OI! OI! OI!” Then he fires down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS on Evil! Takagi runs, but Evil uses the ref as a shield! Takagi moves the ref aside, but Evil blocks the kick, gives it to the ref, and mule kicks Takagi down! The standard formula works out, and Evil tags Sho. Sho laughs as he runs up in the corner, clothesline! Then he brings Takagi around, wrenches, kicks, KICKS and SUPER- NO, Takagi blocks the superkick!

Takagi JABS, then YUKON feints to DDT! The fans fire up again and Takagi encourages them to get louder. Takagi hurries over, tag to Bushi! Bushi fires forearms on Sho, runs, but Kanemaru gets a cheap shot in! Bushi falls, Kanemaru steps in, he and Sho double whip Bushi to ropes. Bushi gets under the double elbows and shoves Kanemaru into Sho! Then Bushi DOUBLE RANAS! The fans fire up, and Bushi BLASTS Evil for good measure! Sho swings, Bushi spins him, DDT! Cover, TWO! Sho stays in this for the House but the fans rally behind Bushi. Bushi brings Sho to a corner, whips corner to corner, but Sho reverses.

Sho runs up, Bushi dodges, Yota STINGER SPLASHES! Takagi clotheslines, then feeds Sho to Yota’s V-TRIGGER! Sho wobbles, Bushi BACKSTABBERS! Cover, TWO!! Sho survives the onslaught but the fans rally for Bushi. Bushi drags Sho up, but Kanemaru runs in to BOOT Bushi down! Takagi JUMP KNEES Kanemaru! Evil whips Takagi into bare buckles! Evil mule kicks Yota, whips him, and Yota also hits bare buckles! Bushi dropkicks Evil’s legs out! Bushi drags Sho up, reels him in, but Sho breaks free and CLAWS the eyes! Sho runs, into a dropkick to the legs! Bushi SMASHES the knee, then ties the legs up! RIVERA!!

Sho endures, flails, but Kanemaru gets his whiskey! Evil distracts, Kanemaru WHISKEY MISTS! Sho is free, he has his Torture Tool! WRENCH SHOT!! Sho drags Bushi up, reels him in and tucks the arms, SHOCK ARROW!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Torture, by pinfall (advance to the main event)

Like always, The House finds a way to cheat their way to success! Will The King of Darkness and his pawns find a way to trump Team Go Ace? Or will Sachou get to personally punish this faction for all their nefarious deeds?


DOUKI VS Kosei Fujita!

Japones Del Mal and the Ichiban Young Punk each staked their claim to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, to the point that Douki left with the belt! If possession is nine-tenths of the law, then who will be the de factor champion after tonight?

The moment Douki’s on the apron, Fujita dropkicks him down! Fujita then builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit on Douki and the fans fire up! Fujita drags Douki up, puts him in the ring, then springboards to SWANTON BOMB! The bell rings, Fujita covers, TWO! Fujita runs to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! The fans rally as Fujita waistlocks and deadlifts Douki, but Douki throws elbows. Fujita ducks to CHOP, then he runs, only for Douki to do the splits! Fujita tumbles out, Douki builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit in return and the fans fire up again! The ref checks both men, they’re both okay to continue.

Douki sits up first, the ring count starts and Douki POSTS Fujita! Fujita falls over, Douki drags him up, and then DDTs to the floor! Douki slides in at 10 of 20, leaving Fujita to the count. The count reaches 15 before Fujita sits back up! Fujita flounders around at 17, 18, but springs in at 19! Douki drags Fujita up, CLUBS him, then stalks him to ropes. Douki CLUBS Fujita again, drags him up, and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! The fans rally and Douki keeps on Fujita with a chinlock. Fujita endures the knee digging into his back, reaches out, and kicks around. The fans rally more as Fujita keeps moving forward, to the ROPEBREAK!

Douki lets off in frustration, then drags Fujita back up. Fujita fires forearms but Douki eggs him on. Douki then knees low, and DDTs! Cover, TWO! Fujita is still in this and the fans cheer again. Douki whips Fujita but Fujita holds ropes to block! Douki tries again, knees low, then whips. Fujita reverses, CHOPS, but Douki HELL STABS! Douki runs, but into the WHEEL KICK! It was only a grazing blow but enough to knock Douki down! The fans rally up and Fujita hurries after Douki. Fujita fires a forearm, an UPPERCUT and a CHOP! Fujita whips corner to corner then runs in, to CHOP! Fujita snapmares Douki, then goes up, out and waits.

Douki slowly rises, Fujita springboards in, MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Douki shakes his head, he’s tougher than that. Fujita drags him up, reels him in, and suplexes high and hard! Fujita keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Fujita grows frustrated but he drags Douki up. Fujita waistlocks, goes to ropes, but Douki bucks the O’Conner. Fujita CLUBS Douki, brings him back, but Douki fights the lift. Douki switches, spins Fujita around and drops down, ITALIAN STRETCH 32! Fujita scrambles, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Fujita escapes by a literal foot! Douki lets go in frustration and the fans rally.

Douki turns Fujita to Gory Especial, but Fujita fights free! Fujita arm-drags Douki away, then runs up, but into a BOOTS! Douki goes to the apron, RAMS into Fujita, then slingshots for DAY- NO, Fujita stays up, pops Douki around, but Douki sunset flips! Fujita rolls through, rolls Douki and hooks the legs up, REGAL STRETCH! Douki endures and the fans rally up! Douki claws at the mat but Fujita has those legs trapped! Douki still fights but Fujita pulls way back! Douki doesn’t give in, he gets the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer while Fujita lets off in frustration. Fujita drags Douki up, spin him, but Douki fights the lift!

Douki throws elbows, runs, but Fujita reels him in! Douki kicks free but then Fujita ducks the enzigiri! Fujita waistlocks to deadlift, but Douki wheelbarrows! Victory roll, TWO! Douki goes for the full nelson! Fujita fights, so Douki shifts for the Bow ‘n’ Arrow Rack! Douki spins and spins, REINEDA! And then ghost pin, TWO!! Fujita escapes, but ends up in the ITALIAN STRETCH!! Douki pulls and Fujita is already red in the face! Fujita reaches out, Douki rolls him away from ropes! ITALIAN STRETCH!! Fujtia is fading! The ref checks, but Fujita gets a second wind! Fujita kicks around, reaches out, but Douki pulls!

Fujita’s fading again! The fans rally harder as Fujita gives one last kick, to the ROPEBREAK! Douki lets go and the fans cheer! Douki rises, goes to the apron, and takes aim for DAYBREAKER!! Cover, TWO?!? Fujita survives and Douki is furious! The fans rally, Douki gets the legs and turns Fujita over. Wheelbarrow, lift, but Fujita fights the rest! Fujita fires elbows, waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX! Douki tumbles away and the fans fire up while both men are down. Fujita rises, the fans rally, and Fujita brings Douki up. Douki ENZIGIRIS, but Fujita ENZIGIRIS! Fujita runs, but Douki ELBOWS! Douki runs but Fujita BOOTS then HEEL KICKS!

But Douki stays up! Douki runs up to LARIAT! But then Fujita rises!! Both men run, and Fujita LEG LARIATS! Douki crawls to ropes, Fujita runs in, STRADDLE ATTACK! Fujita roars, the fans fire up, and Fujita deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! Douki survives but Fujita stays on him! Suplex, but Douki fights free, wrenches, hammerlocks, rolls, then drags Fujita up into Gory Especial! DODON NO JUTSU! Backslide cover, TWO! Douki just hops over Fujita to hook him up again! SUPLEX DE LA LUNA!! Bridging cover, Douki wins!!

Winner: Douki, by pinfall

And “still” IWPG Junior Heavyweight Champion, at that! If Douki can put on a match like that and pull off the victory, will nothing stop him from becoming the Best of the Super Juniors?

Oh no, Sho attacks! He wants his belt back! The fans boo as he stomps away on Douki then picks up the belt. To be fair, Sho is still the actual champion, but he takes aim with the belt! Douki dodges to ENZIGIRI! Then he reels Sho in for the torture rack, and swings for the SIDEWALK SLAM! The fans fire up as Douki takes the belt back! The Murder Machine tried and failed to take the belt back, will he also fail to stay a champion through the Spring?


IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Bishamon VS SANADA & Yuya Uemura!

Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi only just got these title back, but they’re fighting champions so they’re already putting them on the line! Will it be lights out in Taiwan? Or will the Cold Skull & Heat Storm bring gold back to Just5Guys?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if Chaos still reigns!

The teams sort out and Hashi starts against Yuya. The bell rings and the fans rally for Yuya as the two circle. They tie up, Yuya wrenches to a wristlock, but Hashi spins, wrenches back, and then hammerlocks. Yuya switches that onto Hashi, but Hashi drop toeholds. Hashi floats to a headlock but Yuya pops out the back to hammerlock again. Hashi rolls, headscissors, but Yuya fights that off to keep the headlock. Hashi keeps his shoulders up, fights to his feet, then rolls Yuya to get his own headlock. Yuya headscissors, Hashi kips free and the fans cheer! Hashi and Yuya circle again, feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Yuya shoots around to headlock.

Yuya grinds the hold, Hashi powers up but can’t power out as Yuya holds tight! Yuya grinds Hashi to the mat but Hashi endures and fights back up. Hashi throws body shots, powers up and out, but Yuya RAMS shoulders! The fans cheer as the two stare down. Yuya runs, RAMS Hashi again, but Hashi gets in Yuya’s face. Yuya shoves, runs, but Hashi ELBOWS! Hashi runs, but into a hip toss! And arm-drag! Yuya DROPKICKS Hashi, then BLASTS Goto for good measure! The fans fire up and Yuya goes back for Hashi. Yuya drags Hashi up, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again. Yuya whips, Hashi holds ropes, then BOOTS back!

Goto gets in, he and Hashi run Yuya over! Bishamon coordinate, ZANMAI! Sanada storms in but Goto kicks low! “SE NO!” and they DRUM away on Sanada’s back! The fans fire up with Bishamon, and Goto stomps Sanada to a corner. Hashi has Yuya in the opposite, then they whip. Sanada & Yuya reverse to send Goto and Hashi into each other! DROPKICKS send Bishamon out, then STEREO PLANCHAS take them down! The fans fire up and Sanada encourages them to get louder. The fans oblige and Sanada brings Goto up. Yuya brings Hashi up to CHOP! And CHOP! Hashi fires a foraerm, but Yuya eggs him on.

Hashi fires more forearms, then CHOPs! Yuya CHOPS Hashi down! The fans fire up, but the ref says to get this in the ring. Yuya drags Hashi up and puts him in. The fans applaud and Yuya storms in after Hashi. Yuya drags Hashi up, ROCKS him with a haymaker, then CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Yuya CHOPS Hashi in the corner, CHOPS him again, but Hashi CHOPS back! Yuya knees low, then CHOPS Hashi down! Tag to Sanada and the fans rally up. Sanada drags Hashi up, reels him in, and Sanada CLUBS Hashi on the neck. Sanada CLUBS Hashi again, but Hashi throws body shots! Sanada CLUBS Hashi down, then stomps him at the ropes.

The ref reprimands and counts, Sanada stops, then drags Hashi back up. Sanada knees Hashi into the corner, whips corner to corner, then runs in, but blocks a boot! Sanada trips Hashi, and ties him up for Paradise! The fans fire up and Sanada encourages them to get even louder. The fans cheer Sanada on as he then runs to DROPKICK Hashi out of Paradise! Sanada then drags Hashi up and around, reels him in, but Hashi fights the suplex! The fans rally as Sanada powers up, but Hashi still fights it! Hashi goes to suplex but Sanada slips free! Sanada blocks the superkick to CLUB the leg! Snada runs, Hashi dodges, BLOCKBUSTER!

Sanada flounders and Hashi crawls, but Yuya jumps in! Yuya drags Hashi up but Hashi SPIN BACK KICKS! Hashi crawls, hot tag to Goto! Goto runs in at a corner to clothesline Sanada! Then he runs corner to corner to clothesline Yuya! Sanada kicks and whips, then he sends Yuya in. Goto dodges Yuya, CLOBBERS Sanada, then kicks Yuya! Goto snap suplexes Yuya onto Sanada! The fans fire up and Goto brings Sanada up. Fireman’s carry, but Sanada flails free! Goto elbows free of the waistlock, then kicks and whips. Goto runs in, but Sanada BOOTS him! Sanada QUEBRADAS, but Goto gets under!

Goto runs up but into a fireman’s carry! Goto slips free, Sanada throws more elbows! Sanada runs, Goto follows, but Sanada ELBOWS! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Sanada lands on his feet as Goto moves! Then Sanada basement dropkicks! The fans fire up while both men are down! Sanada and Goto stir, and Sanada crawls for his corner, hot tag to Yuya! Yuya storms up on Goto, brings him up and reels him in, SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Goto stays in this but Yuya stays calm. Yuya drags Goto up, underhooks the arms, but Goto fights the lift! Yuya still tries, but Goto lifts Yuya to back drop him! The fans fire up while both men are down!

Yuya goes to a corner, Goto crawls to ropes. Goto stands, runs up, but Yuya ELBOWS him! Yuya runs, Goto follows and LARIATS! Both men are down again and the fans rally! Goto crawls his way over, hot tag to Hashi! The fans cheer as Hashi fires off a forearm, body shot and CHOP! Yuya falls, the fans fire up, and Yuya goes to a corner. Hashi runs up to CHOP! Hashi whips to CHOP! Then he mule kicks, turns Yuya, but Yuya fights the neckbreaker! Yuya whips, Hashi reverses but Yuya CLOBBERS him! The fans fire up as Yuya kips up, and Sanada jumps in. They get Hashi up in a corner, and whip corner to corner.

Yuya runs in to CHOP! Sanada runs in to ELBOW! Sanada feeds Hashi to Yuya’s arm-drag! And then they DOUBLE DROPKICK! Hashi roars as he rises, but then a DOUBLE BOOT takes him down! Cover off #Just2Boots, TWO! Yuya is a little annoyed but Sanada keeps Goto out of the ring. Yuya drags Hashi up, underhooks, but Hashi fights the lift! Hashi wrenches out, Yuya ducks the lariat and waistlocks, but Hashi RAMS him into buckles! Goto runs in to clothesline Yuya! The fans fire up as Goto BLASTS Sanada off the apron! Bishamon fires up, they bring Yuya around, feed to the fireman’s carry, and FIERCE FLASH!

The fans fire up with Bishamon as Hashi calls for the finish! Goto dragon sleepers, Hashi grabs the legs, but Sanada CLUBS Hashi! Goto pushes Yuya aside but Sanada kicks him to whip him. But Goto reverses to fireman’s carry! But Sanada slips free! Only to run into HIDDEN GAP! And then they get Sanada up! But Sanada kicks free of Hashi! Goto fights Sanada’s suplex, Hashi gets the legs, but Sanada kicks free of Magic Killer! Sanada then puts Goto up for MAGIC SCREW! The fans fire up again as Hashi runs in! Sanada ducks, feed to Yuya’s UPPERCUT! DOUBLE CHOP! ENZIGIRI! Cold Skull & Heat Storm watch Hashi rise, SHINING WIZARD!

The fans fire up as Yuya brings Hashi back up, underhooks, and BUTTERFLY BOMBS! Cover, Goto breaks it! Sanada TOSSES Goto out and leaves it to Yuya! Yuya roars, goes to a corner and climbs up, to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives and the fans fire up again! Yuya grits his teeth and roars! Yuya drags Hashi up, reels him in. Yuya traps the arms, but Hashi fights the Deadbolt! Yuya CLUBS away on Hashi, then tries again. But Hashi CHOPS! Yuya PELES! Yuya gets Hashi back up, swings him around, but Hashi LARIATS! Both men are down and the fans rally even harder! Hashi and Yuya stir, and head for each other.

Yuya gets in Hashi’s face, but Hashi fires a forearm! Yuya fires back! Hashi fires another, so Yuya HAYMAKERS! Hashi throws another forearm, Yuya fires another haymaker, repeat! They go back and forth, pick up speed, and the fans rally harder and harder! Hashi gets the edge, then CHOPS! Yuya roars, but Hashi DOUBLE CHOPS! Hashi roars, runs, but into a DOUBLE CHOP from Yuya! Goto returns but Yuya dodges! Feed to Sanada’s DROPKICK! Sanada & Yuya double whip Hashi to a corner, then Yuya runs in. Hashi dodges, dropkicks Sanada’s leg, then he sends Yuya into Sanada! SUPERKICK!

Yuya staggers, Hashi brings him around, and Hashi fires forearm, body shot and CHOP! Hashi runs, but Yuya spins him around! DEAD- NO, Hashi fights the suplex and Goto LARIATS at the ropes! Then spin and tuck, KARMA ROLL! Bishamon wins!!

Winners: Bishamon, by pinfall (still IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions)

Yuya can’t believe he got caught, but he did! Goto & Hashi


NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Boltin Oleg VS The House of Torture!

Ace-sachou and the Clown Prince bring back the high school “Yankee” bad boy look as they prepare to face some real punks! Will they and big bad Boltin tear down the House? Or will the King of Darkness make sure Everything is Evil again?

The introductions are made, but then the House attacks! They TOSS Tanahashi aside, then TOSS Yano, and Evil CLAWS Oleg’s face! Sho digs a chair into Tanahashi’s leg! Red Shoes is so busy with Sho that he misses Kanemaru’s WHISKEY BOTTLE SHOT on Oleg! The fans boo but the match hasn’t started, there’s nothing Red Shoes can do about any of this! Kanemaru & Evil then mug Yano on the outside, and use spare wrist tape to hogtie him! The bell finally rings as Sho puts Tanahashi in the ring, and Sho CHOKES Tanahashi! Red Shoes reprimands, Sho steps off, but Kanemaru stomps away on Yano!

Yano calls for help but Oleg is down and the House mugs Tanahashi! The fans boo but the House soaks up the heat. They stomp Tanahashi more, but Red Shoes reprimands. Evil and Kanemaru split the wishbone, and then Kanemaru CLUBS Tanahashi. But Tanahashi fights back with forearms! The House mugs Tanahashi again! Red Shoes reprimands, there has to be a 1v1! Kanemaru stays the legal man as he drops elbow after elbow on the bad knee! Tanahashi endures the toehold, so Kanemaru shifts to drag him over. Tag to Evil, he and Kanemaru split the wishbone again! Tanahashi writhes but Evil drags him around.

Evil stomps away on the bad leg while Sho keeps Yano and Oleg down on the outside. Evil has Tanahashi on ropes but the fans boo. Evil CHOKES Tanahashi, Kanemaru and Sho join in, and then Evil covers. Red Shoes refuses because of all the shenanigans. Evil stomps Tanahashi drags him from ropes to cover, TWO! Wait, who rings the bell? That’s Sho of course, and the fans boo. Red Shoes and Sho argue, and Sho acts like that was all Abe-san. Red Shoes knows better than that, so the match continues. Evil tags Sho, Sho stomps Tanahashi around, then Sho drags Tanahashi by the leg to DDT the foot!

Tanahashi writhes, Sho tags Kanemaru, and Kanemaru storms up to get the bad leg. Kanemaru SMASHES the knee! Kanemaru eggs Tanahashi on, stomps the bad leg, but Tanahashi glares at him defiantly! The fans fire up as Tanahashi rises, and he fires off forearms! But Kanemaru claws the eyes! Kanemaru runs, Tanahashi blocks the boot to DRAGON SCREW! The fans fire up, Tanahashi crawls, and Yano’s free of the tape! Hot tag to Yano! The fans fire up as Yano goes to untie a buckle pad! Shiro is free and Yano throws him to Kanemaru! Red Shoes reprimands Kanemaru, Kanemaru defends his innocence, but Yano SLAPS Kanemaru on the head!

Yano whips Kanemaru but Kanemaru reverses! Yano stops from hitting bare buckles, Kanemaru runs in, but Yano sends him into the bare buckles! Roll-up, TWO! Yano stays fired up and the fans join in. Yano gets Kanemaru up but Kanemaru body shots, elbows and runs! But Yano atomic- NO, Kanemaru CLAWS the eyes! So Yano CLAWS the eyes! Yano runs, but Evil trips him! Sho stomps Oleg down, Evil drags Yano out, and Evil CLAWS Yano’s eyes! Red Shoes reprimands, but Evil and Kanemaru distract him so Sho can CHOKE Yano with a chair! Sho then drags Yano up, puts him in the ring, and Evil takes off his shirt.

Red Shoes says no, he doesn’t trust Evil with the shirt. Red Shoes confiscates the shirt, but Evil has a tag rope! Evil CHOKES Yano with the tag rope! The fans boo as Evil gets away with that one! Cover, TWO! Yano is still in this and Evil is upset with Red Shoes! Evil drags Yano up, wrenches, and YANKS the arm, to then CLUB it! Tag to Sho and he runs up to wrench Yano’s arm and bend the fingers! Sho wrenches again to ELBOW BREAKER! Yano falls but Sho tags Kanemaru. Sho pulls on the bad arm while Kanemaru goes up, and Kanemaru AX HANDLES the arm! Kanemaru wrenches the arm, YANKS and YANKS and wrangles Yano!

Kanemaru isolates the arm with atop wristlock, and STOMPS it! Then Kanemaru hits an ARM WRINGER! Kanemaru stomps Yano, BLASTS Tanahashi, then tags Sho. They get Yano up, Kanemaru wrenches the arm and Sho climbs, to AX HANDLE! Sho grins while Yano writhes, and Sho stomps Yano around. Sho bends the fingers, twists the wrist, then gets Yano up to wrap his arm around ropes. Red Shoes reprimands and counts, Sho lets off but distracts Red Shoes so Kanemaru can bend the arm! Evil tags in, he storms over, and he bumps Yano off buckles. Evil then TOSSES Yano out, and gets in Red Shoes’ face again!

Sho CHOKES Yano with the chair, then Kanemaru drags Yano up. Kanemaru wrenches and hammerlocks the arm to POST it! Sho then puts Yano in while Tanahashi protests. Red Shoes tells Sachou to stand down, and Evil covers. Red Shoes is late to the count, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Yano is still in this and Evil is furious! The fans cheer, though, and Evil drags Yano up. Yano pulls hair! Evil kicks low, whips, but Yano reverses for the hair-pull takedown! The fans rally up, hot tag to Oleg! Oleg CLOBBERS Evil, BLASTS the House, then scoops Evil to SLAM him! Oleg runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Oleg stays cool and he deadlifts Evil! Sho & Kanemaru attack, they reel him in, but Oleg fights the double suplex to DOUBLE SUPLEX them! The fans fire up as Oleg deadlift GUT WRENCH PLEXES Sho! Then he deadlifts Kanemaru for Shake, Rattle and THROW! The fans fire up as Oleg fires forearms on Evil, then gut wrenches. But Evil CLAWS the eyes! Red Shoes reprimands but Evil reels Oleg in. Oleg fights the fisherman to clinch and OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Cover, TWO! Evil survives but Oleg hauls him back up! Fireman’s carry, but Evil slips free! Evil shoves Oleg at Red shoes, then LOW BLOWS!

Fans boo but The House BLASTS Tanahashi & Yano! The House then gets Oleg up, whips him to a corner, Sho forearm SMASHES! Kanemaru ELBOWS! Evil clotheslines! Snapmare and the set-up! Yano gets in but Red Shoes is distracted! Kanemaru DICK CHOPS! Cover, TWO!! Oleg survives and the fans fire up! Evil is shocked, but he vows to end this now! The fans boo but Evil drags Oleg up, spins him around, EVERYTHING- NO, Oleg fights free! Evil knees low, runs, but Oleg CLOBBERS him! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Oleg crawls his way over, hot tag to Tanahashi! The fans fire up as The President BLASTS the House!

Tanahashi keeps going to CLOBBER Evil! Tanahashi fires forearms and body shots, then he scoop SLAMS Evil into the drop zone! Tanahashi goes up, for the SUNSET SENTON! Cover, TWO! Tanahashi stays cool as the fans fire up. Evil wants mercy but Tanahashi runs to SLING- NO, Evil ducks it, and whips Tanahashi into bare buckles! Tag to Sho and Kanemaru BLASTS Yano! Sho & Kanemaru double whip, Sho runs up to forearm smash! Feed to Kanemaru’s basement dropkick! They DOUBLE SMASH the knees! Sho clamps on the KNEEBAR!! Tanahashi endures, the fans rally, but Yano stomps Sho!

Kanemaru CLAWS Yano’s eyes and TOSSES him out! Evil gets in with the chair! Red Shoes stops Evil but Sho sneaks his Torture Tool! The Murder Machine wants to do this like he did to LIJ! Sho lines up the shot, but Tanahashi ducks! But WHISKEY MIST is there! Roll up, OLEG BREAKS IT!! The fans fire up as the House goes after Oleg! They TOSS Oleg, then they intercept Yano! They double whip, Yano holds ropes to taunt them! Yano ducks Kanemaru, shoves him into Evil, then shoves Red Shoes aside so he can DOUBLE LOW BLOW! Sho staggers up, winds up with the wrench, but Yano dodges!

SHOTEI from Tanahashi, then he SLINGBLADES Sho down! Oleg returns and he hauls Sho up! Oleg fireman’s carries Sho, and hits the ROLLING SENTON! Tanahashi is up top, HIGH FLY FLOW!! Cover, Team Go Ace wins!!

Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano & Boltin Oleg, by pinfall (NEW NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions)

A huge victory for The Ace of the Universe, for the Producer, and for the Young Lion! Oleg goes right from new kid on the block to a champion alongside two living legends! The House regroups, will they ever learn their lesson?

As for the new champs, Yano presents Oleg with his own high schooler blazer! It might be a couple sizes too small, but Yano still helps Oleg get it on! Oleg smiles as he is presented one of the belts, and is truly part of the club! Yano gets Shiro the buckle pad to join in on the photo op! And of course, they do the squat! Tanahashi-sachou then gets the mic so that he may speak. “Long time no see, Taiwan! Thank you very much, xièxiè.” Fans applaud his use of Mandarin! Tanahashi continues to say that NJPW hasn’t been able to visit Taiwan in some time, “but we’ll be back a lot from now on!” The fans love the sound of that!

Tanahashi vows to “keep NJPW fired up in Taiwan,” and that they’ll see them again very soon. “And finally… Taiwan, ASHITEMAAASU~!” The fans cheer and once again, the bad boy champs squat for the photo op. Will this unique trio lead the way into a brighter future for not just NJPW, but for the entire Wrestling World?

My Thoughts:

A great event for NJPW’s return to Taiwan, though things went about how you’d expect as far as results. Great stuff in the non-title matches, and really great win for Douki over Fujita. Douki giving Sho a taste of his own medicine with the theft of the belt is great, I hope Douki literally holds onto the belt until the final round of the Best of Super Juniors. Great tag title match from Bishamon VS Sanada & Yuya, with a great win for Bishamon. I figured Yuya was taking that pin, but he and Sanada make a pretty good team, maybe they’ll try again.

And great stuff in the NEVER Openweight Six Man tournament, but I had a feeling it was going to be Tanahashi’s team winning in the end. At least, once it was them against House of Torture, it was certainly clear. It wasn’t even that Tanahashi is President of NJPW. Evil wasn’t gonna just get a belt to replace the NEVER Openweight title, and Takagi wasn’t gonna be Mr. NEVER right away, so why not put these belts back on Tanahashi and a team he now leads. Great honor for Oleg as he hasn’t even gone from Young Lion to established guy with a gimmick. Oleg’s shown he can have fun and goof around, I think he’ll be a great third man to Tanahashi & Yano.

My Score: 8.7/10

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