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Mitchell’s WWE King & Queen of the Ring Results & Report! (5/25/24)

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Bow down to the… Bow down to the King & Queen!

The thrones are open as WWE crowns a new King & Queen of The Ring! Lyra or Nia, Orton or Gunther, who will reign and head for SummerSlam?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Countdown Show – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell; Bianca & Jade win and retain the titles.
  • WWE Women’s World Championship: Becky Lynch VS Liv Morgan; Liv wins and becomes the new WWE Women’s World Champion.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat: Sami Zayn VS VS Bronson Reed VS Chad Gable w/ Otis; Sami wins and retains the title.
  • 2024 Queen of the Ring Finals: Lyra Valkyria VS Nia Jax; Nia wins and will challenge for a title at SummerSlam.
  • 2024 King of the Ring Finals: GUNTHER VS Randy Orton; Gunther wins and will challenge for a title at SummerSlam.
  • Undisputed WWE Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Logan Paul; Cody wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the King & Queen of the Ring Countdown Show!

Join Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Wade Barrett & Big E in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action for this historic night!

 

Corey Graves interviews Cody Rhodes.

Corey sits with The American Nightmare and talks about his role has changed since becoming champion. It’s only been a couple months, but Corey wants Cody to best describe the feeling of “finishing the story.” Cody would say whatever that feeling is, that’s the feeling he wants to chase for the rest of his life. It was a sensation that he can’t describe. It made him happy, it made him smile, it made him cry, it was everything. That moment met if not exceeded expectations. Corey says Cody got what he was chasing, he is now WWE Champion and the face of this company. What does that responsibility feel like?

If that is true and Cody is the face of this wonderful company, he feels more appreciative of the team around him more than he ever was. He told Logan Paul and stands by this, this is a team effort. What is the time requirement of being THE WWE Champion in this day and age? Fans might hear this often, think this is hyperbole about how much your life changes winning the Royal Rumble and winning the WWE Championship. Media, teleconferences, “stuff.” It feels pretty balanced and he’s able to do it all.

Then are there any superstars, past or present, that have been world champion who Cody has gone to for advice? He’s stayed connected to Randy Orton, remembering back to 2008 when John Cena was on top. Cody is doing his best to do what they did right, but do it his way. He wants to do it bigger. Then what is the opinion on the state of the industry? What’s great about the last three years is new fans. From little kids or returning adults. There’s this almost pat on the back for the ones in Cody’s generation, because they were beaten over the head with how “wonderful” The Attitude Era was. And it was, it really was.

But sometimes, Cody’s bitter about it because this era is here, they’re the ones doing it now. Biggest arena attendance, and that’s on Cody’s name, not on The Rock or Austin, and that’s something Cody can be proud of. Then if Cody had to give his younger self advice, what would he tell that Cody? When you’re in the position of that Cody, “Undesirable,” low on the role sheet, then bet on yourself. Stardust shouldn’t be in any main event anywhere, so Cody had to figure out how to make Cody better. If you’re the same as you were, that’s not good, you’re not growing. He made the call to “get better.” More of this interview later on in the show.

 

Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & Bianca Belair.

Byron Saxton is with the StrongEST Storm, and he says it is a big night to say the least. First televised tag title defense for them, how do they feel? Jade is beyond excited, this is her first PLE in Saudi, who gets that this soon? And with The EST, they will take these belts like they always do. Byron asks about Bianca’s knee, and she says it is not 100%. She lost out last night because of Candice. Candice started this, but Bianca beat her before so she will do it again. She and Jade will remain champions. Byron wishes them luck and Jade says who needs luck? Will nothing stop this dynamic duo when they stand side by side?

 

Backstage interview with Lyra Valkyria.

Kayla Braxton is with The Morrigan and says tonight is the night. She is about to embark on the biggest challenge of her WWE career, and only after being called up for a month now. She could be the NEW Queen of the Ring, how surreal is it to realize she’s made it here so fast? So surreal! She was just in NXT wanting to regain the title, but now she’s here in Jeddah! She can’t imagine a more surreal start as a rookie on Raw. And now, the finals of QOTR! She will be facing Nia Jax, who had choice words for her. Has Lyra marinated on those claims?

Lyra can’t wait to prove Nia wrong. Nia says she’s gonna “buzz” through her, but surely everyone else thought the same. Dakota Kai, Zoey Stark, Iyo Sky, all former champions, but Lyra is the one here. She is the one that will be Queen and going to SummerSlam. Lyra is gonna launch herself into the WWE Women’s World Championship scene! Lyra is ready to fly, but can she get through the Irresistible Force?

 

Backstage interview with Triple H.

Byron is with The Game and says there is a lot of excitement already tonight, with the finals of King & Queen of the Ring tournaments. How important are these matches? They’re massive. And the excitement is an understatement, the whole week, the moment WWE landed, being in Riyadh and the WWE Experience, HHH can’t imagine how as a kid it’d feel to go to such an immersive world. But last night, in Jeddah for SmackDown, it was off the charts. They’ve had a great time, but this whole night is the main event. It is the reason we are here.

And these aren’t just fancy titles you win and get to say you’re king or queen. This is about cementing legacies. The competition for these crowns is massive. When you look at tonight, Nia Jax since her return has torn through everyone. From going toe-to-toe with Rhea Ripley to tearing through Becky Lynch, Naomi, Bianca, Jade, all to get here. Can Nia finish that job? Can she establish herself as Queen? She has to go through Lyra Valkyria. In many ways, a lot of accolades on her own, but should Lyra be here already? It’s been “a cup of coffee.” But also, Lyra beat Iyo Sky to be here. And when you beat a former Women’s Champion to be here, anything is possible.

And of course, Randy Orton returning form near career ending injury. Can The Viper solidify his legacy? Can he put the stamp on his return? Can he finish this and take another step forward as one of the greats? In his way is Gunther, who has been like no one before him in WWE. Longest reigning Intercontinental Champion, went through just about everyone to get here. Orton VS Gunther is impossible to call, but HHH will be doing what we’re doing: sitting on the edge of his seat and watching with baited breath. A king is crowned, a queen is crowned, and they’ll each face top champions at SummerSlam. This is gonna be awesome.

Byron thanks HHH for sharing his thoughts on a night that will be talked about for years. The Game set things out pretty well, so who will be crowned and move on to “The Land” to fight for gold?

 

Michael Cole & Corey Graves tag out of the panel.

In their place, Kayla Braxton and Kevin Owens are here to help Wade & Big E for the second hour! The Prizefighter is back, and he saved Randy Orton from The Bloodline. Kevin says yes, you’re welcome, he loves praise. And he’s glad to have made it here at all. He made sure Orton would have some support, check the shirt. It’s good, right?

 

Corey’s interview with Cody, part two.

Saudi Arabia, it will be Cody VS Logan Paul. Cody’s had limited access to Logan in Logan’s short time in WWE, but to Cody, who is Logan Paul? Cody looked up the definition of “maverick.” An unorthodox or independent minded person. Cody doesn’t dislike that, and it describes Logan. The ventures Logan has gone on, he has just been so successful. And as a pro-wrestler, he is more fundamentally sound than he has any right to be. Then there’s a healthy professional respect there, but what about personal? Well, fortune favors the bold, but everything Cody just said about Logan has informed Logan’s decisions. Logan is too bold in taking credit for WWE’s success.

Knowing Logan actually believes that, the best thing that can happen to him is slip on a banana peel, fall on his face, and we see what he does next. Then what are Cody’s thoughts to Logan taking his US Championship out of the deal? Titles mean everything. Cody knows a lying wrestler when they say they don’t care about a title or a list. Cody would’ve loved to get the Grand Slam, maybe he’ll finish that story later. Then how does Cody plan on neutralizing Logan’s lethal right hand? This might not be the best person to quote, but JBL talking about HBK’s Sweet Chin Music, “Just duck.” That’s JBL for ya.

That is Cody’s current strategy, in that he doesn’t need to get to the point where he’s off balance. No matter how quick, how athletic, how in-your-blood, it’ll end quickly at that right hand. Then as we approach that match, how does it go down? As much positive things and wonderful platitudes Cody could throw out at Logan, to be completely honest, he doesn’t stand a chance. Logan finds out that he’s great and all, but not on the level he thinks. That’s actually a great thing for Logan to find out. Corey wishes Cody luck, they shake hands, but will Cody still be Undisputed Champion after facing the ImPAULsive One?

 

Backstage interview with Liv Morgan.

Byron is with the #1 contender to the Women’s World Championship and notes her Liv Morgan revenge Tour. This tour could reach an epic conclusion if she wins the title off Becky Lynch. Where is her confidence level right now? Liv thanks him for asking that, because she has never felt better in her whole life! She’s been waiting for this day the last 8 months of her life, ever since Rhea Ripley injured her. And she completes the LMRT by taking what Rhea loves most, in the  Women’s World Championship. Becky is charged up, too, how is Liv going to change that?

Liv says Becky keeps reminding everyone that Liv has yet to beat her, but that changes tonight because Becky’s never face this Liv. There’s nothing she can throw at Liv because- Wait, what’s Dominik Mysterio doing here? Dom says Liv knows what he’s doing here. He flew all the way to Saudi Arabia to make sure Liv doesn’t get her hands on Mami’s gold. Dom leaves, and Liv definitely didn’t expect that. Will Liv be able to focus on The Man when she has Mami’s Latino Heat lurking?

 

Countdown Show – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell!

The StrongEST Storm said it themselves, they’re gonna get even with The Poison Pixie for the damage done and leave here still holding the gold. But while Candice & Indi may have last their way and gone to the dark side, will they come away the winners?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is the greatEST!

The teams sort out and Jade starts against #IndiWrestling. They tie up., Indi waistlocks but Jade throws her off! The fans cheer but Candice says that’s okay. Indi gets up, goes for a leg, but Jade lifts her up! Indi slips out, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but then runs into a scoop! And a FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans fire up as Jade kips up! Jade runs Indi over, then tags Bianca in. The fans cheer as Jade keeps Indi from Candice, to scoop and SLAM! Bianca runs up, gets the lift from Jade, DOMINATOR SPLASH COMBO! Wakanda Forever, Black Girl Magic! The fans fire up, Candice tags in, and she goes after Bianca’s bad leg.

Bianca is aware of that, dodges Candice, but then Candice tilt-o-whirls! Bianca blocks the rest of that, to tilt-o-whirl GUTBUSTER! Bianca gets her bad leg moving, the fans rally for her, and she RAMS into Candice! And again, and again, and again! Bianca lets off, whips Candice back in, but Candice BOOTS back! Candice goes up, but Bianca ROCKS her! Bianca trophy lifts Candice, hobbles a bit, but Candice slips free! Tag to Indi, Bianca THROWS Candice then ROCKS Indi! Bianca drags Indi up but Candice CHOP BLOCKS Bianca! The fans boo but Indi stomps Bianca. Indi keeps between Bianca and Jade with a gut wrench.

The fans rally, Bianca fights up, but Indi puts her in a corner for stomps. Indi puts the good leg around ropes and pulls! Bianca falls, Indi stomps both legs, and then mocks Bianca swinging her hair using her own braid. But then Bianca throws body shots! Indi kicks the bad leg, Bianca falls, and Indi gets Bianca up. Indi snapmares Bianca into the ropes! Bianca writhes, Candice tags in and CLUBS Bianca down! The fans boo but Candice taunts Jade. Candice gets the bad leg to SMASH the knee! The fans rally, Candice CLUBS Bianca more, then grabs the bad leg again. Candice drags Bianca back, stomps that leg, but the fans rally harder.

Candice stands Bianca up, ROCKS her, then tags Indi. But Bianca DUMPS Candice! Indi YANKS the braid! Indi keeps Bianca down, tags Candice back in, and Candice STOMPS Bianca’s leg! Cover, TWO! Bianca is toughing it out but Candice drags her to DDT the bad leg! Jade reaches out but Candice turns Bianca for a HALF CRAB! Bianca endures, the fans rally, but Candice sits deep! Bianca fights, Candice drags her back, but Bianca BOOTS her away! Indi tags in, Bianca scrambles but Indi CLUBS her down! Indi ELBOWS Jade, too! Indi mocks Bianca, brings Bianca up, but Bianca blocks the whip! Bianca whips, Indi KICKS back!

Indi runs up but into a BOOT! But Candice grabs Bianca from behind while Indi distracts the ref! Bianca TOSSES Candice in, dodges Indi, hot tag to Jade! Jade BOOTS Indi, SPINEBUSTERS Candice, and then fires up! The fans fire up with Jade, and she STINGER SPLASHES Candice! STINGER SPLASH for Indi! Back to Candice! Jade TOSSES Candice across the way! Then DOUBLE SPLASH for them both! Jade reels Indi in, flexes, and POWERBOMBS! Cover, Candice breaks it! Jade scowls at the Poison Pixie, TOSSES her out, but Indi SHOTGUNS Jade in the back! Indi has Jade in ropes, tags Candice, then BOOTS Jade!

Indi drapes Jade out, Candice LIONSAULTS Jade down! Cover, TWO!! Jade survives and Candice is furious! Candice tags Indi, then climbs. Indi drags Jade back up, but Jade fights back! Jade POSTS Indi, but Candice MISSILE DORPKICKS! Jades taggers away, Bianca tags in! Bianca ROCKS Candice, then CHOP BLOCKS her! Payback time! Pop-up, wheelbarrow, DDT to GERMAN SUPLEX!! Cover, Bianca & Jade win!

Winners: Jade Cargill & Bianca Belair, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

Candice couldn’t weather the storm, and with a combo like that, will Bianca & Jade be unstoppable as tag team champions?

 

Backstage interview with Logan Paul.

Byron is with The Maverick and wants to revisit SmackDown and everything Cody Rhodes has said. Logan is a fraud, suffers from Impostor Syndrome, so in response to that and the general controversy, what is Logan’s approach? There’s no controversy, there’s no syndrome. Logan went from YouTube to boxing Mayweather. And for the third time, he’s in Saudi Arabia, wrestling for a title. He left with the US Championship last time, he’ll leave with two belts this time. It is a cycle of  people doubting him and him proving people wrong time and time again. he will show us why he belongs here, in the ring, and on top. Will Logan make good on all that in tonight’s main event?

 

A Champion’s Journey.

“The moment an idea becomes an obsession signifies the beginning of a champion’s journey. An opportunity to take the throne, defend what’s already yours, and delivery a massive spectacle in front of the world. Tonight, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it’s no longer about how far you’ve come, but how high you will ascend. Remember this: Every journey starts with a spark of an idea. And what we make of our obsessions becomes our destiny. This… is WWE King & Queen of the Ring!”

 

WWE Women’s World Championship: Becky Lynch VS Liv Morgan!

Mami Rhea went down with injury, a battle royal was held, and it was these two that were there at the end. Obviously we know The Man won, but the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour isn’t over until she’s taken over! Will Morgan live the dream after fighting for so long? Or is she still not ready for The Big Time?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is really on top!

The bell rings and the fans rally up for Becky. Liv wags her finger, and she circles with Becky. They tie up, go around, end up on ropes, but then come off ropes. Liv shoves Becky, Becky shoves back! They start shoving, the ref has them back up and reset. They circle, tie up, Liv waistlocks but Becky switches and SLAMS! Becky holds onto Liv, but Liv fights up. The fans rally for Becky as they switch around again. Liv goes to ropes, Becky lets off slowly, but Liv ELBOWS her! The ref reprimands but Liv ROCKS Becky with a forearm. Liv fires more shots, talks trash, then CHPOS! Liv whips, Becky reverses and BOOTS Liv down!

The fans fire up while Liv sits up and sputters. Becky runs, Liv drops then follows, but Becky still runs her over! Liv bails out, Becky talks trash and eggs Liv on. Liv cools off but Becky goes out after her! Becky ROCKS Liv, SMACKS her off the apron, then brings her around to SMACK off more apron! The fans cheer as Becky SMACKS Liv off the barriers! Becky goes for more apron but Liv blocks! Liv ROCSK Becky, SMACKS her, the ring count is 8 as Liv puts Becky in. Becky gets Liv int he ropes for an UPPERCUT, SOBAT and then goes up the corner! But Liv YANKS Becky down! Becky flounders away and Liv hurries in. Cover, TWO!

Becky goes to a corner but Liv storms after her. Liv smirks as she stomps a mudhole in! The ref counts, Liv lets off at 4, and then she storms up to stomp some more! The ref counts, Liv lets off and runs back in, btu Becky dodges! JUPM KICK! JUMP0 NO, Liv blocks the second one to LARIAT back! Liv puts Becky through ropes, bends her back and even has body scissors! The ref counts the rope clutch, Liv lets off at 4. Liv then SHOTGUNS Becky in the back! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, but Liv stomps and kicks Becky around. Liv drags Becky back up, puts her on ropes, and CHOKES her! The ref counts, Becky SLAPS Liv!

Liv SLAPS Becky, whips her, but Becky BOOTS back! Liv staggers, storms back up, but into an ELBOW Becky goes up and up, but Liv YANKS her down again! Cover, TWO! Liv keeps on Becky with a top wristlock! The fans rally as Becky endures, fights up, and fights back. Liv KNEES Becky down! Liv has an almost Shankly Gates Stretch but Becky endures. Liv pulls on the arm but Becky finds an opening to slip out from under Liv. Becky arm-drags free, then dodges Liv to fire a forearm! Liv hits back! Liv whips, Becky reveres but Liv goes up, wheelbarrows, and she sends Becky into buckles! O’Conner Roll, TWO, and Liv hits buckles!

Becky snarls, runs up, DOUBLE LARIATS take both women down! The fans fire up, and they sing Becky’s song as Becky slowly rises. Becky and Liv fire forearms back and forth! Liv ROCKS Becky, Becky ROCKS Liv, repeat! Liv gets the edge but Becky LARIATS! And LARIATS again! And CALF KICKS! Liv goes to a corner, Becky fires up and runs in, FOREARM SMASH! Then BECKSPLODER! Liv bails out, the fans fire up, and Becky builds speed! Becky WRECKS Liv with a dropkick! Becky now aims from the apron, and she FLYING FOREARMS! Becky drags Liv up, puts her in the ring, then climbs a corner!

The fans fire up as Becky reaches the top. But Liv trips her up! Liv ROCKS Becky, climbs up, the fans duel as the fists fly! Becky shoves Liv down, adjusts, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Liv is still in this and the fans duel again! Becky snarls, grabs an arm, DIS- NO, Liv rolls Becky up! TWO, Becky wants Liv’s arm again! Liv ROCKS Becky, runs up, springboard and CODE BREAKER! Becky falls, Liv covers, TWO! Becky survives and Liv is growing frustrated. The fans continue to rally as Becky flounders to a corner. Liv grins, then snarls, then runs in, but only gets buckles! Becky KICKS and CLOBBERS Liv! Cover, TWO!

The fans continue to rally as Becky drags Liv into the drop zone. Becky climbs, but Liv moves! Becky rolls through the leap, but Liv MISSILE DROPKICKS back! Cover, TWO! Liv is beside herself as Becky stays in this. Liv sees Becky go to ropes, runs up, OB- NO, Becky turns that into a FINAL CUT! Cover, TWO! Becky is now a bit frustrated, but the fans fire up again. “This is Awesome!” as Becky snarls. This place is shaking as Becky clinches, MAN- NO, Liv victory rolls! TWO and Becky has it, TWO! Beck runs up, Liv dodges to GAMANGIRI! Cover, TWO!! Liv is starting to lose her cool as Becky refuses to lose!

The fans rally up again, Liv kicks Becky around. Becky SMACKS her! Liv hits back, they go haymaker for haymaker! Liv gets the edge, runs with Becky, but no springboard here! Becky kicks, BUTTERFLYU SUPLEX into an ARMBAR!! Liv flails, stacks Becky, TWO! Liv has the RINGS OF SATURN!! Liv pulls on Becky, Becky turns her to a cover, TWO! Liv still stays clamped on, RINGS OF SATURN!! Liv’s arsenal is deeper than before, she goes for a ghost pin, but Becky slips free! DISARM-HER!!! Liv endures, reaches out, but Becky’s between her and ropes! Liv moves around, and wait, DIRTY DOM is ringside now?!

The fans boo as Becky stares Dom down! Dom doesn’t want Liv to win, but Liv just got a ROPEBREAK for this! The fans boo Dom and Becky tells him to go away. Liv gets up, and she swings, but into the MAN- CODE BREAKER!! Cover, TWO!!! Becky survives and Liv snarls. Liv stares Dom down, then drags Becky to a drop zone. Liv goes up a corner, but Becky goes after her! Becky gets Liv for a SUPERPLEX! Both women are down and Liv flounders all the way to the other corner! The ref checks Liv, Dom gets a chair! And he slides it into the ring for Becky!? He wants The Man do protect Mami? Dom then distracts the ref!

But Liv runs up, DDT onto the chair!!! Dom freaks out, he just messed up the wrong woman! ObLIVion!!! Cover, LIV WINS!!!!

Winner: Liv Morgan, by pinfall (NEW WWE Women’s World Champion)

Liv says she told you so! She comes out on top all because Dirty Dom couldn’t keep his dirty mustache out of this! Liv took out Mami, she just took the title from The Man, did the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour just accomplish its mission?

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat: Sami Zayn VS VS Bronson Reed VS Chad Gable w/ The Alpha Academy!

As the Great Liberator put it himself, this is a battle of mind, body and soul. The Mind is Master Gable, the manipulator and technical genius of The Alpha Academy. The Body is “Big” Bronson Reed, the Colossal Aussie whose Tsunami wipes out all in its path. And The Soul is Sami himself, who puts his all into every fight he’s in. Sami bets on Soul every time, because he bets on himself. But when he only has a 33 and one-third chance of winning, will the numbers spell disaster for him tonight? Or can he overcome these odds and stay golden?

Oh, Maxxine Dupri IS here. But then Gable says no, she should stay in the back so she doesn’t mess this up like she does everything else. Maxxine does as told, will Gable only need his number one guy to come out on top?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who makes it reign in the desert!

The bell rings, the fans are thunderous for Sami, but then Gable takes a swing! Sami counter punches, throws more hands, but then Bronson throws Sami! Gable CHOPS Bronson, Bronson HEADBUTTS him! Bronson SPLASHES Sami in a corner, Gable CHOPS Bronson! Gable CHOPS again, but Bronson CHOPS back! Bronson then scoops and lifts Gable, but Gable slips free! Gable bails out, Bronson pursues, but then Sami PLANCHAS onto Bronson! Gable CLOBBERS Sami from behind! The fans still sing for Sami, “OLE~! OLE OLE OLE~!” but Gable puts Sami in the ring. Sami blocks a buckle bump to give a buckle bump!

Sami climbs up and he wants fans to count along! Sami punches away until we reach TEN! Gable staggers, Sami AX HANDLES him down! Bronson is back to LARIAT Sami! The fans boo as Bronson flexes. Bronson drags Sami up, whips him to a corner, then runs up, but into an ELBOW! Gable comes back, Bronson spins him, then he catches Sami! URENAGE DDT COMBO! Bronson stalks Sami, drags him up, and HEADBUTTS! Gable bails out while he can and Bronson runs in at Sami,. Sami drop toeholds Bronson into buckles! Sami ELBOWS Gable away, and the fans fire up as he goes out after Gable!

Gable trips Sami and has him in the apron skirt! Gable CLUBS away on Sami, then goes to a corner! Gable climbs, leaps at Bronson, MISSILE DROPKICK! Bronson tumbles, Gable soaks up the heat, and he gets Sami out of the skirt. Gable ROCKS Sami with a right, but the fans still sing for Sami. Gable stands Sami up, talks trash, and he ROCKS Sami again! Gable whips, Sami holds ropes, and he DUMPS Gable right out! But Bronson runs in! Sami TOSSES Bronson out! The fans fire up as Sami builds speed, and he FLIES! Direct hit and down go both Bronson and Gable! As if this place wasn’t already rocking!

Sami hurries to get Bronson up but that’s a big ask. Sami gets Bronson in, hurries up a corner, and the fans fire up again. But Bronson ROCKS Sami first! Bronson climbs up after Sami, fireman’s carries, but Sami kicks and flails, to then SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Bronson survives but the fans are thunderous again! Sami stalks Bronson, reels him in, but Bronson’s too big for Blue Thunder! Sami CLUBS away on Bronson’s back, tries again, but Bronson is still too big! Bronson CLUBS Sami now, puts him up top, but Gable CHOP BLOCKS Bronson! Gable climbs up after Sami, but Bronson joins in! TOWER OF DOOM!!

Bronson snarls, hobbles over, and he drags Sami to a drop zone. Bronson climbs and Otis is watching. Bronson KAIJU SAULTS but FLOPS as Sami moves! Gable MOONSAULTS on Bronson! Cover, Sami breaks it! The fans are thunderous as all three men are down! Sami hurries to get Bronson up again but that’s still too much to lift! Bronson reels Sami in, but Sami wrenches out to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Knuckle lock, up and up and TORNADO DDT! Cover, Gable breaks it, with an ANKLE LOCK!! Sami endures, reaches out, but a Triple Threat means no disqualifications, no ropebreaks!

Sami flails, fights around, but Gable leans on that hold with all his might! Sami still flounders forward, but Gable drags him back! GRAPEVINE! But Bronson runs up! Gable grabs Bronson for the ANKLE LOCK!! Bronson endures, Sami gets Gable for the ANKLE LOCK!! The fans fire up as it is a chain! Gable lets Bronson go to flail around, but Bronson runs up! Sami uses that to BLUE THUNDER BOMB!!! Cover, TWO!! Bronson survives but it’s just as shocking that Sami hit the Blue Thunder! All three men are down again, Gable goes to a corner. Sami goes after him with forearms but Gable gives those back!

The fans cheer Sami, boo Gable, but then Bronson SPLASHES them both! Bronson puts Gable up top, fireman’s carries Sami, and then he adds Gable to the stack! DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP!! The fans cheer the show of strength but Bronson then eyes his targets on the outside. “This is Awesome!” as Bronson builds speed! Bronson DIVES?! And he takes out both Sami and Gable!! The fans lose their minds, Bronson puts Sami in the ring, and Bronson climbs the corner. The wave is rising, TSUNAMI FLOPS as Sami moves in time! Sami runs corner to corner, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX from Gable!

Gable holds on, he GERMAN SUPLEXES again! The fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” Sami throws elbows, switches, and he GERMAN SUPLEXES! Sami holds on, to GERMAN SUPLEX again! But Bronson joins in! Gable elbows Sami, switches, but that means having Bronson? DOUBLE GERMAN?!?! The fans are thunderous for that show of strength! The three men stir, Gable shoves Bronson out and says it’s time! Otis CLOBBERS Bronson! Gable says that’s what he’s talking about! This is the Otis that Gable wants to see! Gable TOSSES Sami out, time for Otis to get him, too! The fans say “NO! NO! NO!” and Otis is conflicted.

Gable says do it! Do it for Gable! But Otis hesitates and Gable asks what’s wrong with him. Gable gets Sami up in a waistlock, and he wants Otis to hit Sami! Otis paces in frustration, but he can’t bring himself to do it! The fans cheer! Gable is mad, and asks what is wrong with him! Gable tells Otis to listen to his coach. Gable SLAPS Otis! The fans boo, Otis snarls, but Gable asks what Otis is gonna do. Is Otis suddenly Sami’s friend? Gable SLAPS Otis again! Gable sets Sami up again, Otis snarls and runs up, but Sami ducks! LARIAT hits Gable after all!! Otis is stunned, and Sami has Bronson in a corner! HELLUVA KICK!!! Cover, Sami wins!!

Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall (still WWE Intercontinental Champion)

Otis was a deciding factor in this match, but in Sami’s favor! Will Gable ever forgive Otis for this? Will Sami continue to be the heart and soul of this Intercontinental Championship?

 

Backstage interview with Bianca & Jade.

Byron is again with the tag team champions and congratulates them on defending those titles. But is there a secret to how they’ve gelled? What secret? Candice & Indi stepped up and got stepped on. Bianca got even with Candice, she gave her a taste of her own medicine, these two had something to prove and they proved it. If you want it, come get this work. #AndStill!

 

2024 Queen of the Ring Finals: Lyra Valkyria VS Nia Jax!

As we heard from The Morrigan, it is truly surreal that she is here, in this moment, so soon after being drafted from NXT to Raw. But she put in the work, so she most certainly deserves it. The Irresistible Force has also been putting in the work, “buzzing” through opponent after opponent, though maybe with a little controversy at times. But when it comes to this crown, there can only be one. Will Lyra plant her flag and prove she belongs? Or will Nia cement her legacy beyond a shadow of a doubt?

The introductions are made, the throne awaits, and we see who wears the Queen’s Crown!

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two stare down. They slowly circle, then Nia runs up. Lyra dodges and keeps her distance. Nia tries again, Lyra dodges again, then Lyra headlocks. Nia powers out, Lyra comes back and gets around, but the crucifix takedown doesn’t work. Lyra shifts to sunset flip but still Nia stays up. Nia drags Lyra up, TOSSES her, but Lyra handsprings through! The fans cheer, Lyra dusts herself off, and then she drop toeholds. Nia still stays up, and she fireman’s carries! Lyra slips around to a SLEEPER! Nia RAMS Lyra into buckles, gets free, runs back in, but Lyra TOSSES her out!

Lyra aims, builds speed, and WRECKS Nia with a dropkick! The fans fire up, but then Nia RAMS Lyra into the apron! Nia puts Lyra in, Lyra staggers around, and Nia storms up. Lyra DORPKICKS Nia to a corner! Lyra fires off forearms, Nia shoves her away. Lyra comes back, TORNADO- NO, Nia throws Lyra away again! Nia scoops, but it’s back to the SLEEPER! Nia SLINGS Lyra off, snarls and runs up, and she SPLASHES Lyra in a corner! Nia CLUBS Lyra, shoves her down, then stalks her. Nia kicks Lyra around, soaks up heat, then runs to ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Lyra survives and the fans rally up again.

Nia kicks and stomps Lyra, then drags her up. Nia whips Lyra to a corner hard, then soaks up more heat. Nia digs her boot into Lyra at the corner! The ref counts, Nia lets off, and Lyra crawls. Fans chant “YOU SUCK!” at Nia. Lyra RAMS into Nia again and again, but Nia CLUBS Lyra down. Nia drags Lyra up, scoops, and she RAMS Lyra into buckles! Nia puts Lyra in the Tree of Woe, then HEADBUTTS Lyra right out of it! The fans boo but Nia drags Lyra up again. Nia puts Lyra in ropes, and pulls her back against them! Nia lets go and Lyra clutches her back. The fans rally but Nia brings Lyra around for a COBRA CLUTCH!

Nia thrashes Lyra, Lyra endures, and the fans rally again. Nia grinds Lyra into the mat, but the fans continue to rally. Lyra fights up, throws elbows, but Nia SWINGS Lyra around to THROW her away! The fans boo but Nia stalks Lyra. Lyra BOOTS from below! Nia comes back, but into a JAWBREAKER! Lyra SOBATS, KICKS, RAMS and KICKS again! ENZIGIRI! Nia drops to a knee! Lyra runs, but into a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Lyra survives and Nia scowls. Nia drags Lyra to a drop zone, goes up the corner, A-NIA- NO, Lyra slips out of the ring! So Nia just goes to the outside of the corner! APRON A-NIA- NOPE! Lyra moves again!

Lyra then runs up to WRECK Nia with a dropkick! Lyra keeps moving, and she- GETS CAUGHT! Nia drags Lyra out to wheelbarrow, but Lyra BULLDOGS to the floor! The fans fire up as Lyra turns things around! The count starts, both women rise up at 3 of 10. Lyra shoves Nia in at 4, hurries up a corner, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Nia bounces off a corner, Lyra runs up to TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Nia is still in this and Lyra is frustrated. The fans rally, Lyra goes up, but Nia gets under. Lyra hobbles on a bad leg, Nia SAMOAN DROPS again! Nia hurries to put Lyra right in the drop zone! Nia goes up again, but Lyra KICKS the legs out!

Nia is stuck in the Tree of Woe! Lyra runs corner to corner to WOE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Nia is still in this but Lyra hurries back up! Nia stands, for the CHANGE OF FORTUNES!! Cover off the flying leg drop, TWO!! Nia survives and Lyra is shocked! Lyra tries to fireman’s carry, but this is Sami with Bronson all over again! Nia CLUBS Lyra, shoves her away, and SPLASHES in the corner! Lyra grins, fireman’s carries, and climbs up the corner! But Lyra fights to slip, around, she SUNSET FLIPS, but Nia holds onto the ropes! A-NIA-LATOR!! Cover, Nia wins!!

Winner: Nia Jax, by pinfall (2024 Queen of the Ring Winner)

Lyra tried, but not all birds can fly over a mountain. Triple H presents Nia the crown personally, and they hug it out.  Kayla interviews Nia and congratulates her but Nia says save it, she doesn’t need it. She knows the fans aren’t happy for her, but she is very happy for herself. And she’ll be a lot happier and we’re gonna be a lot angrier, because Nia will become WWE Women’s Champion at SummerSlam. Will The Role Model be able to withstand The Irresistible Force when they meet in The Land?

 

Backstage interview with Becky Lynch.

Becky is tearing into Dom as Byron walks up, and Byron asks her on any comments. Becky doesn’t know what happened out there, why Dom was there, what’s going on with him, Rhea or Liv. This revenge tour, that revenge tour, but Becky has a rematch clause! She’s gonna talk with Pearce, and she’s gonna demand a rematch this Monday on Raw! Will The Man make sure the new champ’s time in the spotlight is short lived?

 

2024 King of the Ring Finals: GUNTHER VS Randy Orton!

Der Ring General set the bar for being Intercontinental Champion, and then he powered his way through Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, and Jey Uso. The Viper meanwhile has set the bar for being a living legend in this company and in this business, and yet the one thing he has yet to win is that crown. Will Orton show even Gunther is vulnerable to the three most dangerous letters in sports entertainment? Or will Gunther go from Ring General to King General?

The introductions are made, another throne awaits, and we see who bows down to the king!

The bell rings and the fans are all fired up. Orton and Gunther stare down, then slowly circle. The fans are strongly behind “R K O! R K O!” and even make the song “ORTON~! ORTON ORTON ORTON~!” Gunther is unbothered as he and Orton tie up. They go around in a deadlock, each man rather equal in height and size. Orton puts Gunther on ropes, but Gunther puts Orton in a corner. The ref counts, Gunther pushes Orton as he lets off, and the fans applaud. The fans cheer on Orton even more now, but Gunther is still unbothered. They circle, tie up, and are in another deadlock. Gunther powers Orton back but Orton puts Gunther in a corner!

The fans rally, the ref counts, and the two men still clinch. The ref has to get in there, and finally Orton lets off. The fans cheer as both men reset, neither back down. Gunther starts talking a bit of trash but the fans boo. Orton goes for Gunther, Gunther gets the arm. Gunther wrenches, wristlocks, then clamps onto the shoulder. Orton drops to his knees but he endures the grind. Orton fights up, makes sure his bad leg is good, and then he wrenches Gunther’s arm! And wrenches again, and again! Orton WRINGS Gunther out! Gunther gets up, puts Orton on ropes, and the ref counts. Orton lets go and Gunther backs off while fans cheer.

Orton and Gunther stare down as they reset, and the fans fire up again. The two circle, feel things out, tie up again, and Orton headlocks. Gunther fights with a forearm in Orton’s face, but Orton just cranks the hold harder. Gunther powers up, powers out, but Orton runs him over! The fans fire up, Orton hits a headlock takeover! Orton grins as he has the ring technician down. The fans rally, Gunther fights with forearms in Orton’s face again, and fights up to his feet. The fans rally harder, but Gunther powers up, only for Orton to hold on tight! Orton thrashes the hold, but Gunther endures. Gunther fights up again, powers up, and he puts Orton in a corner.

The ref counts, Orton lets go slowly, and Gunther CHOPS! Orton grimaces but he shakes it off. Gunther winds up again, to CHOP! Orton snarls through the pain, Gunther eggs him on, and Orton comes back. Gunther CHOPS again! Orton seethes, and he blocks a chop! The fans fire up as Orton fires haymakers in return! Orton has Gunther in a corner, UPPERCUTS him, then UPPERCUTS again! Gunther UPPERCUTS back! Orton staggers and goes to ropes, but he kicks back! Orton UPPERCUTS Gunther down! Orton has Gunther in a corner, ROCKS him, then climbs up on him. Orton rains down fists and the fans count along to TEN!

But Gunther grabs Orton first, throws him back, and the bad leg jams! Orton slips out of the clinch but Gunther avoids the RKO! That was as close as you could get! Gunther STOMPS Orton’s back! And stomps him again! Orton goes to ropes, Gunther CLUBS him right between the shoulders! Orton seethes through the pain, but Gunther waistlocks. Gunther stands Orton up, shoves him, and CLUBS him in the lower back! Orton flounders away but Gunther stalks him. Orton ends up on ropes again, the fans rally, but Gunther drags Orton up again. Another shove, but Orton ROCKS Gunther first!

Orton fires off haymakers, but Gunther turns things around to stomp and CHOP! Orton falls, sputters, and the fans boo. Gunther stalks Orton, “This is Awesome!” as Gunther stomps Orton against ropes. The ref counts, Gunther goes up to soak up the heat. Gunther already claims the crown, then he stalks Orton along ropes. Orton stands in a corner, and Gunther CLUB Shim! And CLUBS him again! And again! Orton crawls, Gunther stalks him, and Gunther clamps on an inverted top wristlock! Orton endures, the fans rally, and Orton stands. Gunther wrangles Orton back down, has the motorcycle stretch, then a chinbar and cording hold!

Orton endures the armlock, fights up, and he fights free, but Gunther kicks low! Gunther scoops to a  BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Orton but Gunther stalks him. The fans boo Gunther as Orton rises up. Gunther scoops again, for a SLAM! Orton writhes and the fans boo but Gunther paces. Gunther talks some more smack, goes back to Orton, and Orton slowly rises. Gunther drags Orton up, reels him in, and suplexes, but Orton fights it! Orton tries to suplex but Gunther fights it! They both battle for control, and it’s Orton who suplexes Gunther up and over! The fans fire up and Orton starts getting a sinister smile on his face.

Orton watches Gunther rise, storms up, but Gunther gets around to CLUB Orton’s back! And CHOP Orton’s chest! Gunther runs, but into Orton’s LARIAT! Orton then rallies with more LARIATS! Gunther takes another, swing, but he avoids the powerslam! Gunther runs up to LARIAT in return! Cover, TWO! Orton is still in this and Gunther grows frustrated. The fans rally up while Gunther looms over Orton. Gunther stands Orton up, reels him in, but Orton fights the lift! Orton RAMS Gunther into a corner! Gunther comes running back but into the SNAP POWERSLAM! Gunther goes to the apron but the fans fire up!

Orton storms his way over to get Gunther in the ropes! The fans fire up for the DRAPING DDT! Orton rises, and while he hears the thousands of fans, he hears those voices in his head! Gunther rises, Orton runs up, but no RKO! Gunther scoops to SLAM! Gunther hurries to a corner and climbs up! GUNTHER SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Orton survives and the fans are thunderous! Gunther hurries back to the corner, he wants another one! GUNTHER- NO, he has to roll as Orton moves! RKO!!! But Orton can’t make the cover!! Orton has to crawl, and Gunther rolls away to the apron! The fans boo and Orton can’t believe it.

Orton goes out after Gunther on the floor. Orton also eyes the commentary desks… The fans want ot see it, and Orton gets Gunther up, DESK BACK SUPLEX! “One More Time! One More Time!” Orton says okay, and he DESK BACK SUPLEXES again! That’s twice for the American commentary, what about the Saudi Arabia commentary? Orton refreshes the ring count, he doesn’t wanna win that way. But then Gunther RAMS Orton into the apron! Gunther CHOPS Orton, “This is Awesome!” as Gunther gets Orton in. But Orton powers up to back drop free! The fans fire up and Orton leans on the apron.

Orton hears the ring count, he gets Gunther up for a THIRD DESK BACK SUPLEX, all for the American commentary! Orton drags Gunther in at 7 of 10, drags himself up onto the apron at 8, and the fans rally for him. Orton steps in, Gunther SHOTGUNS Orton’s bad leg in the ropes! Orton is stuck, Gunther kicks him down and kicks him around! Gunther gets Orton’s bad leg, drops a knee on the knee, then clamps on! Orton fights the turnover but Gunther still has the HALF CRAB! Orton endures, powers up and powers out! But Gunther stomps the bad leg again! Gunther turns Orton back over, HALF CRAB!

The fans rally as hard as they can as Orton endures again! Orton fights his way over, fights to turn back over, and he BOOTS Gunther away! Gunther comes back for the leg, and it’s back into the HALF CRAB! Orton endures, the fans rally, but Gunther digs his knee into Orton’s lower back! Orton fights forward, ROPEBREAK! But Gunther drags him away! Orton kicks and kicks and kicks free, RKO!!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Gunther survives, because of the bad leg! Ghost pin, GUNTHER WINS!!!

Winner: Gunther, by pinfall (2024 King of the Ring Winner)

The fans can’t believe it, but Der Ring General snatches this one away outta nowhere! The crown continues to elude Orton, will he ever finish his WWE checklist? As for Gunther, HHH returns to give him the crown, and the King General is born! Byron is here to interview and congratulate Gunther. Gunther was confident he’d win, he achieved this goal, how does it feel to be King of the Ring? Gunther takes a moment, and there are fans who chant, “You Deserve It!” Gunther thanks them for that, but what he does or doesn’t deserve is none of their business. The fans boo, but Gunther says it doesn’t even matter that he defeated Orton here in the finals!

What happened today was the Apex Predator becoming the prey of Der Ring General. Der Ring General is now King of the Ring! And at SummerSlam, the King becomes the World Heavyweight Champion! Gunther has put Damian Priest on notice, and also in effect all of Raw. Will Gunther keep the mat sacred from here to The Land?

 

Crown Jewel returns!

Riyadh will once again host the landmark spectacle of the Fall! Saturday, November 2nd, who will return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as champion?

 

Backstage interview with HHH.

Kayla is now with The Game and says he has some breaking news. Yes, he does. It has been an incredible night so far, congratulations to Liv Morgan, to Nia Jax, and to Gunther. But for big announcements, earlier tonight, the medical staff just cleared Drew McIntyre! And true to his word, Damian Priest agreed to defend his World Heavyweight Championship against the Scottish Warrior. The match is now official! Priest VS McIntyre for the title, June 15th in Glasgow, Scotland! It will be a Clash at the Castle to be sure, but will McIntyre bring about Priest’s judgment day? Or will even all of Scotland rise for El Campeon?

 

Undisputed WWE Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Logan Paul!

The American Nightmare was able to #FinishTheStory at WrestleMania 40, and he had a phenomenal first defense at Backlash. But now, he goes up against the Maverick United States Champion who is known for pulling fast ones over on his opponents. After all, Logan won his US title by cheating Rey Mysterio, and even found a way to not defend it here tonight. But will Cody show Logan that this business isn’t about ability but dedication? Or will we all have to call him #TwoBeltLogan?

As special guest ring announce, Saudi Arabia’s own Ibrahim Al Hajjaj is here! Ibrahim makes the introductions, Cody’s belt is raised, and it’s time to see who is truly Undisputed!

The bell rings and the fans sing “CODY~! CODY CODY CODY~!” The fans then fire up as Cody and Logan slowly circle. They hear the fans rally harder for Cody, and Cody revels in it a moment. Then he and Logan tie up, are in a deadlock, but Logan uses his height for leverage. Logan has Cody in a corner but Cody turns that around. Logan talks trash but Cody lets off cleanly. The two reset, Logan avoids Cody going for a leg, but Cody gets around to waistlock. Logan switches, Cody switches, repeat and repeat. They end up on ropes, the ref counts, and the two let off cleanly. The fans rally for Cody as he and Logan reset.

Cody and Logan circle, feel things out, and tie up again. Cody wrenches, wristlocks, then UPPERCUTS the arm! Logan wrenches to wristlock, but Cody cartwheels fere! Logan sweeps, covers, ONE! Logan avoids a sweep to sweep again, ONE, and Cody wants that leg! Logan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK and Cody lets off. The fans boo Logan but Logan gets up to reset with Cody again. They stare down, circle, tie up, and Cody headlocks. Logan powers up and wrenches free, goes for the top wristlock but Cody fights it off. Cody slips around and he wrenches to then headlock. Logan powers up and out, drops down then hurdles, but Cody kicks and RHODES-

NO, Logan blocks! Logan SLAMS the hand off the mat! Logan talks trash, Cody gets up in a huff and shoves. Logan shoves back, so Cody fires a forearm! Logan UPPERCUTS, Cody haymakers, repeat! Cody ROCKS Logan, reels Logan in and suplexes, SLINGSHOT GOURD BUSTER! The fans fire up with Cody, then he pushes Logan to a cradle, TWO! Logan gets free but the fans are on Cody’s side. Cody get Logan up, headlocks again, but Logan endures. Logan throws body shots, powers up and out, but Cody ducks ‘n’ dodges, only for Logan to duck the crossbody! Cody tumbles out, Logan PLANCHAS! Down goes Cody again!

The fans boo but Logan stalks Cody, and RAMS him into steel steps! Logan asks if Michael Cole saw that. The fans chant “You Suck!” but Logan says no brass knuckles needed. Logan puts Cody in at 6 of 10, but the fans tell him off. Cody goes to a corner, Logan runs up to throw body shots! Logan keeps Cody cornered and fires more of those boxing blows! Logan then brings Cody in, lifts, ALLEY-OOP BOMB! Cover, TWO! The fans rally and Cody sits up. Logan brings Cody up, gut wrenches for a GUT WRENCH PLEX! Cover, TWO! Cody stays in this but Logan stays on him with a ground ‘n’ pound! The fans boo but Logan lets off to step on Cody.

STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Logan drags Cody to a drop zone, climbs up the corner, but Cody ROCKS Logan first! Cody climbs, CLUBS away on Logan, but Logan throws hands back! Logan knocks Cody down, but Cody returns to go up and up and SUPER ARM-DRAG! A rough landing for both men but the fans fire up all the same! Both men rise, and Cody JABS! But Logan throws a body shot! Logan wrenches, clamps on, IRON OCTOPUS! Cody endures and powers out as the fans rally up! Cody CLUBS Logan’s legs, but Logan sunset flips! Cody stays up to PUNCH Logan down! Cody grits his teeth and the fans rally up harder.

Cody goes to ropes, Logan runs up but Cody DUMPS him out! Then BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! Logan falls to the floor and the fans fire up for Cody! Cody pounds the mat as he fires himself up, and the fans clap along. Cody builds speed, but Logan moves aside! No dive for Cody, so he goes out to fire hands! Cody sends Logan into barriers! And then back into barriers! The fans fire up again and Cody drags Logan up. Logan throws hands, his posse is there to cheer him on! They help him hydrate with Prime, but then Cody kicks low! Cody takes that bottle and SMACKS Logan with it! Logan’s buddies shove Cody, so Cody drags one over the barriers!

The ref stops Cody but then Jeff gives Logan a THIRD pair of knuckles! Cody runs in, BRASS KNUCKLE BODY SHOT!! The fans boo but we all knew Logan was a POS before this, what else would he do? Logan tells Cole to do his job, Cole says Logan should stick to his word! Logan’s a loser! Logan gets pissed that Cole said that, but Corey stands in Logan’s way! Corey talks Logan down, and then Cody DIVES! Down goes Logan and the fans are thunderous! Cody dribbles Logan off the desk, puts him in the ring, and then runs to CLOBBER Logan! The fans fire up, Cody baits Logan to a corner! Up, over and SNAP POWERSLAM!

Cody winces from the pain in his side, but the fans rally as hard as they can! Cody rises, grits his teeth, and he brings Logan up. Springboard, but Logan ducks the Disaster Kick! Logans wings, Cody ducks, to JAB! JAB! JAB! Flip, flop, fly and BIONIC ELBOW! Cover, TWO! The fans continue to rally for Cody, and he drags Logan by a leg. Cody steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Logan endures, flails, reaches out, his shoulders are down! ONE as Logan sits up, and he grabs at Cody’s hair. Cody puts pressure on the leglock. Logan backstrokes towards ropes, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Cody lets the hold go at 4.

Logan goes to the apron, Cody storms up, but Logan RAMS into him! Logan slingshots, but Cody gets under the Buckshot, to CODY CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Logan survives and Cody can’t believe it! Cody huffs and puffs and the fans fire up with him again! Cody fires hands on Logan, has him in a corner for more, then brings Logan out to reel him in! Cody gets the Inverted Gory Especial, for the- NO, Logan slips free and steals CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives his own move and Logan is beside himself! Logan snarls, he drags Cody to a drop zone, and he climbs up top. FROG SPLASH, but he has to bail out as Cody moves!

Cody comes back, gets around, ANARCHY SUPLEX! Cody hits that curtain call, and now it’s time to end this! Cody looms over Logan, roars, and then he dragon sleepers! CROSS- NO, Logan slips around to RAM Cody into a corner! And RAMS him in again! And again! The ref counts, Logan brings Cody around, to TOSS out of the ring. Logan goes out to the apron as Cody slowly stands. Logan brings Cody up to SMACK off the Arabic desk. Logan puts Cody back in, just to drag him back out. SMACK off the American desk! Logan dares Cole to say something now as he clears the desk. Logan “apologizes” as he messes things up.

Logan goes to Cody, brings him around, and puts him on the desk. Logan refreshes the count, then gets on the desk. Logan reels Cody in, says it is the Logan Paul Levesque Era! Logan underhooks the arms! But Cody fights free! Cody fires forearm after forearm, then goes from barrier and back again, CODY CUTTER on the desk!! The fans lose their minds while both men are down! The count is climbing, Cody hurries in at 7 of 10! Logan is still down at 8! Cody hears 9 and asks the ref to stop!? Cody again doesn’t want it like that, he wants to finish this in the ring! The fans cheer his sportsmanship, and Cody clears the Arabic desk!

The fans fire up as Cody refreshes the count again. Cody brings Logan over, “This is Awesome!” but then Logan RAMS Cody into steel steps! ONE LUCKY PUNCH!! Logan talks a bunch of trash but he has to get Cody in the ring for this to matter! Logan puts Cody on the desk first, then grabs himself some fresh Prime! Logan goes into the ring, goes up the corner, and he’s ready to go viral again! Logan is up top, soaks up the heat, takes a sip, and gives a HHH spit before the VLOG SPLASH!! The fans lose their minds again as Logan flounders his way back up. The count returns, Logan drags Cody up and into the ring at 5 of 10!

Logan goes up a corner, aims again, FROG SPLASH!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Logan is shocked and the fans are thunderous as Cody still lives! Logan gets angry now, and he demands Cody get up. Logan drags Cody into position, “I HATE YOU!” Logan fires body shot after body shot! Then he whips Cody into the corner, goes corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Cody sputters, snarls, and he goes back for Logan. Cody whips Logan, Logan reverses, and he sends Cody into the ref! Logan runs in, Cody moves, the SPLASH hits the ref!! Logan turns around, into Cody’s kick! Inverted Gory Especial, DIN’S FIRE!! Cover off the vertebreaker, but no ref to count!!

Cody realizes what happened, checks on the ref, apologizes, and says they gotta finish this. Cody goes back to Logan, for a LOW BLOW!! Cody falls, Logan reaches down, and brings out a FOURTH pair of brass knuckles! How’d he smuggle all of these in!? Logan pumps up, but WAIT! Ibrahim anchors Logan’s legs! Logan kicks Ibrahim away and asks who the hell even is that guy! Cody blocks the hand! CROSS RHODES!!! But that’s not all! ANOTHER CROSS RHODES!! And then A THIRD CROSS RHODES!!! Cover, Cody wins!!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall (still Undisputed WWE Champion)

Logan tried all his tricks and then some, and Cody makes him pay for it! Will Logan have to learn to do this the right way? As for The American Nightmare, his story as champion continues on. Gunther will be facing the World Heavyweight Champion at SummerSlam, so who is next for THE WWE Champion?


My Thoughts:

An awesome show for this year’s King & Queen of the Ring. Really good interview promos throughout the “countdown” show, and a really good women’s tag title match to top it off. That finishing string of moves was also used at Backlash but it wasn’t a finisher then, so I’m glad they used it as a finisher now. Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark won the right to be challengers next, maybe we get them against Jade & Bianca for Clash at the Castle. Speaking of, glad to learn Priest VS McIntyre is official for Clash at the Castle, what else would they do? There’s a very good chance McIntyre wins, as Priest has been adamant about Judgment Day not cheating for him, and Priest could end up arguing with Finn or McDonagh and that costs Priest the title.

Great Women’s World Championship match, and great tie-in of the story, Dom costing Becky when he meant to cost Liv. Becky wants her rematch, she’ll probably get it, but there’s a good chance Liv uses another dirty tactic to keep the title, only for Rhea to return and challenge Liv. There’s something brewing with Liv and Judgment Day, as she’s been spotted Easter Egg style with Finn Balor. There’s all the memes of Liv VS Rhea for “custody” of Dom, guess we’ll see. The Triple Threat for the Intercontinental Championship was also great stuff, and while Sami was of course winning, we got a great moment of Otis accidentally clobbering Gable. That will definitely be a major point on Raw, and Sami can move on to any number of contenders now.

Awesome Queen AND King of the Ring matches tonight, and it makes sense the brands split the two. Lyra is great but she wasn’t gonna be the challenger to a world title so soon, and what a creative finish with Nia crushing Lyra’s powerbomb attempt. As I figured just last night with SmackDown, Bayley will have to take on some powerhouses with Piper Niven in Glasgow and Queen Nia in Cleveland, really bringing out that classic Underdog Face side of her. At the same time, we have to remember Money in the Bank is in July, who knows who will be Miss Money in the Bank by SummerSlam, they could take advantage of Nia almost having Bayley and snipe the title.

Gunther VS Orton was so good, and they played up Orton’s bad leg and bad back to perfection. It was one of the few times where Orton hits an RKO and can’t make the cover. Plus, Gunther winning not with a finisher but a fast pin was a great move to protect Orton in the loss but to still make sure it was Gunther getting the crown and getting in on the world title scene. Priest VS McIntyre in Glasgow, a new Mr. MITB to worry about after July, and Gunther VS World Heavyweight Champion at SummerSlam. It’d be rather fitting if Priest got cashed in on, and we also have to worry about Bash in Berlin on August 31st. Gunther’s gotta be doing something for that, and could possibly be champion going into that.

And of course, awesome main event from Cody and Logan. Gotta admit, it was clever for Logan to have other people sneaking him knuckles, and it was good Heel Heat for him to resort to this. But of course Cody won by making it through all the cheap tricks and he has a win on the US Champion. As I was theorizing last night, it feels like Cody VS Styles 2 should happen for Clash at the Castle, and then because Cody got a win over a champion and Cleveland is Logan’s hometown, Cody VS Logan 2 for the US Championship should happen. Now, whether Cody becomes Grand Slam Champion at SummerSlam, who knows. MITB will also be in play, someone could use that to snipe the Undisputed title off Cody while Cody gets the US title, a wild switcheroo if they go for it.

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/15/24)

Happy Anniversary, Collision!

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

AEW Collision turns one year old tonight, and to “celebrate,” Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo battle under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! What won’t these two do to settle the score?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK; The BCC wins.
  • No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo; Deonna wins.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle; Hechicero wins.
  • TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin; Dante wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry; Kyle wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black; The House wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage speaks.

“Welcome to Collision. Welcome to the one year anniversary of Collision. That’s right, it’s been 365 days since I singlehandedly put this show on the map when I won the TNT Championship int he very first episode, and went on a run with the TNT Championship that will never, ever be seen again. Now in the spirit of Christian Cage’s Collision, tonight, I guarantee you will see why AEW is where the best wrestle. And in the spirit of usual unpredictability, on the eve of the most important holiday of the year, Father’s Day, I guarantee you, Christian Cage’s Collision is going to end up being… very special.” Just what does The Patriarch have in mind for “his” show?

 

8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK!

Jon Moxley is still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Wheeler Yuta is still ROH Pure Champion, and both Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli are still bad, bad men! The BCC is looking to still be the baddest group around, but will they be rolling on towards Forbidden Door? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions prove they’re just a little bit badder?

The teams sort out and The American Dragon starts against Lio. The fans rally for “B C C! B C C!” as Bryan and Lio circle. They feel things out, Lio ducks the roundhouse but Bryan blocks a kick! Bryan gets a SLEEPER, but Lio slips under to waistlock. Bryan switches, shoves, but Lio redirects! Bryan gets under the heel kick and the fans fire up for the standoff! Lio and Bryan reset, feel things out again, and knuckle lock. Bryan kicks low, brings Lio around to UPPERCUT, then UPPERCUTS again. Bryan whips, Lio reverses to then go up and RANA! Bryan gets up, but Lio runs to wheelbarrow. Bryan powers Lio to the corner, Yuta tags in!

The fans fire up for Yuta but Lio dodges to whip. Yuta whips, Lio reverses, Yuta goes up and over. Lio handsprings under ot kick and ENZIGIRI! Lio brings Yuta over, tag to Rocky, but Yuta gets loose. Rocky and Yuta trade forearms, the fans fire up, and then the CHOPS fly! CHOP after CHOP after CHOP and the fans fire up more! Yuta fires a flurry of forearms, then whips. Rocky slides under, kicks, Yuta ducks the enzigiri but not the HEEL KICK! Yuta rewinds to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta floats to a facelock, tags Claudio, and the fans cheer as the Swiss Superman kicks low.

Claudio brings Rocky around to CHOP! Claudio whips, Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges to jump up and RANA! Tag to Mikey Nicholls but Shane Haste jumps in, too! Shane BLASTS the BCC corner while Mikey whips Claudio to a corner. Mikey runs in to clothesline! Feed to Shane’s UPPERCUT and snapmare, then Mikey SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Mikey keeps on Claudio and tags Shane. TMDK double whip but Claudio crisscrosses them! Then he runs to DOUBLE BULLDOG! The fans fire up with Claudio and he tags Bryan. Bryan goes up, Shane stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Bryan as Shane tumbles to a corner!

Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going but Shane FLYING ELBOWS! Shane storms around, goes after Bryan, but Bryan drags him into the LEBELL LCOK! Shanes’ team runs in but BCC intercepts! Moxley & Yuta TOSS out Mikey and Lio, but Claudio has Rocky in a COBRA TWIST! Shane endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go while The BCC keeps beating on Mikey, Lio & Rocky! Moxley makes Rocky sit on the railing, Claudio BOOTS him down! Bryan KICKS Shane again and again, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up to BUZZ_ NO, Shane ducks to shove Bryan! Mikey trips Bryan, Shane basement dropkicks!

Mikey spins Bryan around to UPPERCUT! The ref reprimands, The BCC storms up, and Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone back off, but Rocky gets cheap shots on Bryan! The ref reprimands, Rocky backs off, and Shane drags Bryan in to stomp him down. Shane drags Bryan up, cravats, then tags in Lio. They mug Bryan, and Lio fires off at the ropes! Tag to Rocky, he adds on with KICKS! Rocky stomps Bryan down, tags Mikey, and they mug Bryan some. Mikey then CHOKES Bryan on the ropes! The ref counts, Mikey lets off, and Bryan sputters as he reaches out. Mikey drags Bryan up to tag in Rocky, and the mugging continues! The ref has to keep The BCC back and that lets the whole team beat up on Bryan!

Rocky taunts Yuta, goes back to Bryan, and brings Bryan around to snapmare. Rocky clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Bryan endures, fights up, but Rocky becomes a backpack! Bryan still reaches out, steps forward, but Rocky lets go to whip Bryan to a corner! Collision returns to single picture, Rocky runs up to clothesline! Rocky keeps going, TWO-EVER! Then THREE-EVER! Rocky hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top. Rocky swivels them hips, but Bryan grabs Rocky for a SUPER ATOMIC DROP! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Rocky and Bryan crawl, hot tag to Shane and he BLASTS BCC!

Shane whips Bryan to a corner runs up, but Bryan dodges, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio BLASTS Lio, UPPERCUTRS Mikey, then UPPERCUTS Shane! Claudio fires off fast hands at the ropes, the ref backs him up, but Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! The fans fire up, Claudio whips, and he back drops Shane hard! Claudio just keeps going, he UPPERCUTS Rocky on the outside! Claudio brings a chair around the way, sets it up, and then uses it to LAUNCH into Mikey! Claudio then returns to the ring, runs up and DOUBLE STOMPS Shane! The fans fire up and Claudio gets the legs! But Mikey gets in to LARIAT Claudio down!

The fans boo but Yuta DROPKICKS Mikey! Mikey tumbles out, Yuta DIVES onto him, but is THROWN into railing! Shane fireman’s carries Claudio, but Moxley’s in to CUTTER! Moxley shouts to Claudio and Claudio rises up! The fans are thunderous for the hot tag! Moxley gives Mikey a CUTTER! Moxley then runs in to clothesline at the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner, for another clothesline! Moxley goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along as fast as they can, Moxley goes right to TEN, then he reels Mikey in! Stalling PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! But Moxley clamps on with the SLEEPER!

Mikey fights up, pries free and elbows Moxley. Moxley BOOTS back! Mikey rebounds, Moxley dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Lio tags in and he goes up! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley’s not done yet and Lio is shocked! Lio says no, now it’s time! Lio goes up top again, for another FINAL- NO, Moxley moves and Lio rolls through! Moxley BOOTS Lio down! Then Moxley underhooks, for PARADIGM- NO, Lio slips out! TMDK is in, URENAGE BOMB!! Bryan runs in, but into the scoop! Bryan slips free, shoves Mikey into Shane, then BUSAIKU KNEE! Shane DROPKICSK Bryan!

Yuta gives Shane an OLYMPIC SLAM! Rocky hits SLICED BREAD! Claudio SPINEBUSTERS for the GIANT SWING! Azucar goes around and around and around, and the fans count to TEN, but Claudio just picks up speed! Claudio TOSSES Rocky at 15! Lio leaps on for a SLEEPER! Claudio powers Lio around to TOSS into the DEATH RIDER!! Cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

The BCC defend homefield in AEW, and we’re just two weeks away from Forbidden Door! Moxley then gets the mic to say, “Tetsuya Naito of NJPW is a survivor, but The Forbidden Door is the final conflict. This is it. This is your last chance. I’m not coming to beat you,  Naito. I’m not coming to defend the IWGP Championship. I’m coming to Forbidden Door to put an end to Tetsuya Naito once and for all! Naito, I’m coning to Forbidden Door to finish you, to finish your career, to put you in a pine box, to put you in the ground, and to BURY your ass once and for all!!” A powerful ultimatum with still two weeks to go, will the Maniac also be the man that retires Naito?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Youngstown, Ohio, please welcome The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn! The fans fire up as Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass make their way to the ring. Schiavone lets Caster have the mic, and he says usually the Acclaimed comes out here with a rap, some punchlines, but tonight, if you didn’t see, but the “love” EVPs, the Young F’s…! Well, those guys issued a $5 THOUSAND FINE on them for disparaging company executives!? There was a tweet about it! Seems these EVPs are outta touch with the fans! Youngstown confirms!

Caster says the fans don’t want a couple of women’s business suit wearing a-holes! They want Platinum Max roasting everyone! They want Bowens & Billy hitting the scissor fingers, and you bet they want The Acclaimed to become the NEW AEW World Tag team Champions! And if Bowens was The Bucks, he wouldn’t focus the pettiness on raps and tweets, but on the fact that they will be face to face with The Acclaimed for the first time in four years. And this isn’t the same team they faced before in 2020. They are not an upstart! They have the same exact accolades as The Bucks do! Scissor King, Platinum Max, FORMER AEW World Tag Team Champions, FORMER AEW World Trios Champions, the WINNINGEST team in the history of AEW!!

And all they have to get the titles back is beat The Bucks twice. So do your worst! FINE them, but all they want is to get those titles back, get this company back, and prove that EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! In fact, forget fines! Take those fines, stick ’em up your virgin asses, because everyone here is gonna kick it old school for you! YO! YO! YO! LISTEN~! But then someone says NOOOO~! And it’s Brandon Cutler! He tells The Acclaimed to listen! This one year anniversary of Collision is to be a night of praise for the EVPs! They’ve carried this show since day one! But these limp noodles use their public platform to disparage!

So if they want a fine? FINE! Here’s a $10 THOUSAND fine! Then it’ll be $15- Christopher Daniels comes out here to stop Cutler. The Acclaimed had Daniels’ back, so here’s some good news. Tony Khan has REVERSED the fines, they get their money back! And Cutler, we don’t need to hear any more from you. But Cutler shows his clipboard to Daniels. Daniels SMACKS Cutler with the clipboard! Then DECKS him with his fist! Daniels TOSSES Cutler in for The Acclaimed to handle! They trip him up, hold him open, and Bowens goes up to say, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS~! Cutler crawls away in shame, but will The Bucks make sure The Acclaimed pay for that on Wednesday?

 

No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

La Mera Mera tried to be an ally to The Virtuosa against their common enemy, but the only thing they had in common was that they wanted to be the one to take down Toni Storm. That made them into enemies, and it has escalated to this! With nothing holding these two back, who stops at nothing to make sure the other regrets ever showing up in AEW?

Deonna doesn’t wait, she attacks while Rosa’s on the corner! The bell rings and Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe. Deonna runs in, but Rosa sits up! Deonna slides out of the ring, and Rosa CROSSBODIES down onto her! Rosa fires off hands, then POSTS Deonna! The fans rally behind Rosa and she CHOPS Deonna against the apron. Rosa SMACKS Deonna off the steel steps, then off them again, and then again! Rosa stands on Deonna, Deonna pushes her away, and Rosa starts bringing out stuff from under the ring! A chain, a trash can, and the lid! Rosa SMACKS Deonna with the lid! And then pushes the lid into Deonna with a boot!

The fans want tables but Rosa runs up first. Deonna dodges, Rosa dropkicks the steps! Deonna drags Rosa up, puts an arm between steps and post, then BOOTS the steps! Rosa falls back, clutching the elbow! Deonna snarls, goes looking under the ring, and she brings out a kendo stick! Deonna throws that all the way over the ring, but she gets some chairs. Deonna wedges a chair in a corner, then gets Rosa up. Rosa reverses the whip but Deonna stops herself! Deonna kicks and whips, but Rosa stops. Rosa ELBOWS Deonna, fireman’s carries, then DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO! Deonna stays in this but Rosa goes looking for more!

Rosa brings out a TABLE! Youngstown cheers as Rosa gets that big thing up, only for Deonna to DROPKICK it into her! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Deonna drags the table up for herself, and she puts that in the ring. Deonna drags Rosa up, wrenches, then kicks Rosa. Deonna hammerlocks an arm before she POSTS Rosa! And then she hammerlocks and POSTS Rosa again! Rosa clutches the side of her face, but there’s no blood, yet. Deonna gets Rosa in the ring, then drags her over to snapmare by the table. Deonna steps over Rosa to trap the arms, then turns her over so she can dribble Rosa’s head onto the wood! Deonna lets off and Rosa flops over. Cover, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Deonna keeps her cool as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and the two fight over a chair. Deonna JAMS Rosa up, takes a swing, but Rosa dodges! Rosa BOOTS the chair into Deonna! Then Rosa grabs the chair to JAM Deonna, and SMACK her on the back! And SMACK her again! Rosa brings Deonna around, fireman’s carries, and SAMOAN DROPS her on the folded table! Cover, TWO! Deonna is still in this but Rosa drags her around to put in a corner. Rosa hoists Deonna up top, goes up after her, but Deonna fights with body shots! Rosa CLUBS Deonna in return, but Deonna slips under! Rosa rains down fists, so Deonna YANKS her into the buckle! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Rosa falls into the Tree of Woe, Deonna runs up and this time, she RAMS into Rosa! Rosa falls out of the Tree, Deonna covers, TWO!! Rosa survives that Spear of Woe or whatever you’d call it, and the fans rally up. Deonna drags Rosa up, slashes her throat, and then Gotch lifts, but Rosa fights that! Rosa wrenches out to FULL METAL DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives hitting steel but Rosa won’t let up. Rosa brings Deonna over to a corner, and puts the trash can around her! The fans cheer as Rosa stomps away on Deonna! Deonna sits down, Rosa grabs the table and she brings that around. The fans cheer as it’s finally set up!

Rosa SMACKS the can with the chain! Then Rosa finishes setting the table up, to use it as a ramp! FLYING SHOTGUN into the trash can!! The fans are thunderous for that unique use of a table, and then Rosa covers Deonna, TWO!?!? Deonna survives the savage innovation, but Rosa won’t give up just yet. Rosa completely stands the table up now, but Deonna has a chair! She slide sit at Rosa, the table falls over, but Rosa JAMS Deonna up with it! Rosa reels Deonna in, underhooks, but Deonna fights the package to wrench out! Deonna reels Rosa in, for a KNEELING PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Rosa lives and Deonna is stunned!

Deonna clamps onto the arm, FUJIWARA! Rosa reaches out, but ends up in the VENUS DE MILO!!! Rosa reaches with her legs, but Deonna HAMMERS away on her head! Deonna rolls past Rosa to then look around on the outside. She LOW BLOWS a staff member!? Just to CLOBBER Rosa with his camera!!! Deonna shows no mercy to anyone, and she puts Rosa in the ropes! MOTORCYCLE STRETCH IN THE ROPES! Rosa’s out cold, Deonna wins!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by referee stoppage

That camera shot might as well have been a knockout! But Deonna still gets the win either way. Is Deonna going to move on from Rosa once and for all to then go after a title? Or will Rosa’s revenge not die with one loss?

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle

Now this is a unique match-up! The Alchemist of Lucha is taking on The Peacock, and… wait are those The Outrunners being Castle’s substitute Boys? Well, uh, Turbo & Truth aside, will Castle be too hot to handle even for the man that summons fire? Or will Hechicero turn this Forbidden Door appetizer into sweet, sweet victory?

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two get face to face. Hechi shoves Castle, Castle gets serious. They feel things out, tie up, and Hechi facelocks. Castle still powers Hechi to ropes, the ref calls the break, and the two let off clean. Castle gets fired up and eggs Hechi on. Hechi CHOPS, so Castle UPPERCUTS! They fire back and forth, CHOP for forearm, then Castle fires off a flurry! Castle runs, but HEchi follows to CROSSBODY! Hechi slips right into a SLEEPER at the ropes! Hechi shoves Castle away, goes up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hechi kicks Castle around and eggs him on.

Hechi CLUBS away on Castle, runs, but Castle wrenches to LARIAT, KNEE, and DDT! The fans fire up as Castle gets a wild look in the eyes. Castle clamps on a half nelson, then CLUBS away on Hechi to get him up. Hechi fights with elbows of his own, but runs into an Alabama Lift! Castle spins, BANGAAA- NO, Hechi slips free, pops Castle up, and has the COBRA CLUTCH STRAITJACKET! Castle flails, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Hechi keeps the body scissors, wants the rear naked choke but Castle rolls. Hechi drags Castle up but Castle arm-drags free! Hechi BOOTS back, swings, but Castle blocks to ELBOW!

Castle snarls, runs, but Hechi follows to LARIAT in the corner! Hechi fires fast hands and a CHOP! Castle sits down, Kaun & Liona like what they see. Hechi powers up but runs into a clinch! EXPLODER! Castle and Hechi both rise, and the fans fire up with Castle! Hechi swings, but into another lift! Hechi sunset flips, TWO!! Castle just manages to escape, and he BOOTS Hechi! Hechi goes to a corner, Castle runs in but Hechi dodge! SHINING WIZARD! Hechi keeps going, LA MYSTICA LEG DROP! Cover, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by pinfall

That was some in-ring magic for sure! The Gates of Agony celebrate with their new ally, will they and The Machine, Brian Cage, soon take over AEW and CMLL? But then Hechi beats up on Castle, puts him in a corner, and Liona HIP ATTACKS! Kaun METEORAS! The fans boo, but The Outrunners run in! Only to get CLOBBERED by The Gates… Hechi then feeds Castle to the Gates for the LARIAT SANDWICH! And they CLOSE- NO! Daniel Garcia hurries out here, with a chair! He and Daddy Magic have Castle’s back as they run off Hechi & The Gates! Will even The Alchemist of Lucha fear Red Death?

 

Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

Arkady Aura is with Angel Dorado, as well as his teammates, Darius Martin & Action Andretti. She brings up Dante facing Lee Moriarty in the TNT Championship qualifier. However, everyone else is banned from ringside. Dante says that’s fine, because Top Flight is about friendly competition. He remembers a time when Lee Moriarty was once about that. Darius asks if Dante is running. He’s not. Is he scared? He’s not. Because this is one of the best high-fliers today! High-flying and redeye-ing! Action promises that at Forbidden Door, Dante will be the NEW TNT Champion! But in steps Lio Rush. He says what’s up, long time no see. Good to see he has some new friends.

Not sure if any of them knew this or not, but Lio and Action go way back. That’s true. So as far as Darius, nice to finally meet you. Darius knows who Lio is, and won’t shake his hand. Okay, that’s fine. Just wanted to wish Dante luck tonight. Maybe see them around. Lio heads out, Action says yeah, great seeing him again. Top Flight heads out, but will Dante book him and the boys some golden tickets to Long Island? Or will #TAIGASTYLE make sure Shane Taylor Promotions takes over New York?

 

The Patriarchy is in the ring.

And “Mother” Shayna Wayne asks for everyone’s attention. They boo her? They boo a mother?! How dare you! Shayna demands they all get on their feet right now and pay respect to “the greatest father to ever live,” THEIR Patriarch, Christian Cage. And with that, Captain Charisma makes his way out here. Christian takes the mic and sits in the fancy chair they have for him. “Well, I didn’t exactly have ‘spending the most important holiday of the year’ in The Rust Belt, but here we are.” The fans boo but Christian says Youngstown needs to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts his business.

Now, he’d be remised if he didn’t acknowledge what today is. Today is the anniversary of his son, Nick Wayne’s biological father passing away. Christian says that can affect a child many different ways. You might wonder why the universe can be so cool. But in a strange way, Nick’s father dying was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to him, because it led him to Christian Cage. The fans boo but Christian says this veiled picture must of course be a gift for him. Did Nick commission this? Nick even has a card! Christian opens it up, and it says Happy Father’s Day. A homemade card from the heart? Should he read it?

“To Dad, You are the greatest TNT Champion in history,m and I can only dream of having half your tlanet, but I will keep striving to prove my worth. Love, Nick.” How thoughtful, Christian appreciates that. And uh, can we unveil the portrait now? Of course! The curtain is taken away, and it’s a failry impressive painting. Did Luchasaurus do this himself? Wow. Then uh, this is… Okay. But Nick’s card is unbelievable! He’s a wordsmith! It’s popping off the paeg! Christian has never been prouder, he will cherish this forever. And uh, Killswitch- The fans chant “LUCHASAURUS!” but he says shut up, he’s Killswitch! Killswitch, why can’t you be more like Nick?

Luchasaurus storms off! The fans cheer but Christian says he wasn’t excused! Get back in line! Christian has something important to say and everyone will want to hear this. Luchasaurus reluctantly stands back by the chair, and Christian says that’s a good looking guy in the picture either way. Now, it is no secret that Double Or Nothing was a couple weeks ago. And Christian clearly fell short in his quest to become AEW World Champion. But what you might not realize is that there is alternate footage clearly showing his shoulder was up! The EVPs want to do the right thing and show this footage, but he politely asked not to show it.

This family does not make excuses here! They just roll up their sleeves and get back to work! Christian vows to one day be World Champion, and that path starts with winning the Trios Championships! That’s right! Christian’s gift to his “sons” is that they will hold titles together. The fans still chant for Luchasaurus but Christian tells them to shut up! Now yes, it is uncommon for the father to give a gift to his children on Father’s Day, but that is what a good father would do. He would give anything to make his children smile. Hey, even Tony Khan’s dad gave him millions upon millions of dollars to start this company!

But here’s the thing, Tony Khan, this very instant, Christian Cage says this is HIS company! He is the greatest, most talked about and influential star in this sport! He will win every accolade until he goes down as THE greatest in history! So Tony, Christian is your father now. They are The Patriarchy, the next Trios Champions, the Faces of TNT, now and forever! Captain Charisma has spoken, but will his declaration become reality?

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says it is the one-year anniversary of Collision, and they are the Collision Cowboys, the men who built this brick by brick! Juice broke his back carrying this place! Colten says that as such, they hold a lot of gold. There are a lot of teams gunning for them, but they can’t handle the pressure. House of Black tonight, and now The Patriarchy wants a shot? Yeah, it’s Father’s Day, but you don’t get special privilege. Get in line! Austin adds that House of Black, they’re not sure what’s going on, maybe they’ve been in the dark too long, but open your eyes, dilate the pupils, and uh, notice that Jay White isn’t here.

Tonight is NOT for the titles, but tonight is about proving whether or not if you can hang with the OGs! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP!

 

TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin!

As we heard from Dante, these two used to be friends, but ambition seems to have given #TAIGASTYLE a bit of a salty edge. Will Lee use that edge to clip Angel Dorado’s wings? Or will Dante prove that he not only does things the right way, but can win at the same time?

The bell rings, the fans rally as the two circle, and then Lee goes for a leg. Dante steps over, trips Lee, then speeds up. Lee drops, hurdles, but Dante stops to hurdle and drop. Lee handsprings, then shimmies and shakes. The fans cheer and the two reset. Dante and Lee feel things out, and the fans are behind Dante. Lee gives a testing kick, then the two knuckle lock. Lee wrenches, trips Dante, then GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! The fans are torn, but Lee drags Dante around by the leg< Dante kicks free, reaches up, and RANAS! The fans fire up, Dante speeds up, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then jumps to RANA again!

Lee flounders, Dante stays by ropes,. Lee runs up, Dante goes up and over! Lee tumbles out of the ring, Dante builds speed! Dante FLIES, but lands safe as Lee moves aside! Lee thinks he’s safe, but then Dante uses the corner to DROPKICK Lee down! Dante copies the shimmy and then drags Lee up. Dante CHOPS Lee against the railing! The fans fire up for that one, and Dante puts Lee in the ring. Dante then jumps right up to the apron, springboards, but Lee trips him up! Dante tumbles back down and Lee grins. Lee claps and the fans applaud, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee waits on Dante, and Dante slides back in. Lee stomps Dante at the ropes again and again and again! Dante writhes, Lee drags him up, then KNEES low. Lee fires m ore knees, then shoves Dante to RAM into him. Lee reels Dante in to HALF HATCH! Roll back and cover, TWO! Lee keeps on Dante with a hammerlock, then traps that arm to go after the other. Dante endures, even as Lee pushes on the arm. Lee twists the fingers and wrist to bend the arm, and then use it as a recliner! Dante endures as Lee gives a thumbs up. Lee then sits back up, to stomp the arm down! Dante writhes, Lee stomps him around, then Lee drags Dante up.

Lee fires more knees into Dante, shoves him, but Dante leaps up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Lee ROCKS Dante with fast hands! Dante blocks a kick but not the KNEE! Dante sits down, Lee basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Lee is annoyed but he clamps onto the arm again. Dante endures, Lee bends the fingers and wrist, to JAM the fingers into the mat! Dante still endures, but Lee clamps on, chinbars, and pushes on the joint. The fans rally, Dante fights, but Lee throws knees to keep him down. Lee pulls on the chinbar but Dante powers up. Collision returns to single picture, and the fans rally as Dante pries free!

Dante arm-drags Lee away, Lee runs up, but Dante BOOTS him! ROLLING ELBOW! Dante ROCKS Lee again, whips, but the bad arm jams up! Lee whips Dante away, runs up, but Dante slips to the outside! Dante ROCKS Lee, springboards to go up and around, but Lee grabs a leg. Dante kicks him away, jumps again and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Lee survives but Dante stays focused. The fans fire up with Dante as he rises, and Dante reels Lee in. Lee fights the half nelson, so Dante CLUBS away! Lee wrenches free of the waistlock, brings Dante to a knee, and he SNAPS the fingers! What a villain!

Lee gets Dante’s arms tired up, clinches, YOYO URENAGE! Into the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Dante endures, reaches out, and he crawls with the one free arm! Lee kicks at that arm, but Dante uses a leg for the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Lee lets off, and then Lee brings Dante up! Lee suplexes into a SLAM, then covers, TWO!! Dante escapes that deep tuck and Lee is frustrated. Lee kicks at Dante while they’re both down, then Lee rises up. Lee aims, Dante rises, and Lee runs up, but Dante ducks the kick! JUMP KNEE! Lee wobbles, but he BOOTS back! Lee runs up, into a KNEE from Dante!

Dante goes up, METEORA! Lee is down and the fans fire up as Dante climbs a corner! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, the fourth spot is filled! Dante joins Mark Briscoe, Konosuke Takeshita & Jack Perry, but wait! Shane Taylor & Anthony Ogogo show up to mug Dante! The fans boo as STP are sore losers! BODY SHOT from Ogogo! But here come Darius & Action! They fight with STP but that’s 3v2! Shane DECKS Darius, Ogogo GERMAN SUPLEXES Action! URENAGE for Darius! The fans boo more but STP doesn’t care. Lio Rush hurries out here, he asks what this is all about. Shane dares Lio to bring his little ass in here! Lio does, and he slips under Shane to shove Ogogo into him! Then he schoolboys Ogogo to SPIN KICK!

Shane whips Lio but Lio stops himself at the ropes! Lio eggs Shane on, then DUMPS him out! Lee runs up but Lio TOSSES Him out, and HANDSPRING KICKS Lee into Shane! Lio stands tall with Top Flight, and refs hurry out to stop this from getting any wilder. Will Shane Taylor make sure Lio meets his final hour soon enough? As for Dante and Top Flight, they nod respect to Lio, but still no handshakes. Will Lio just have to give them all time to trust him?

 

Hikaru Shida speaks.

“I have been in AEW since day one. I am a three-time world champion. I am the longest reigning AEW Women’s World Champion. And I am officially entering the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. That tournament needs me. And Wembley Stadium needs me! And the Shining Samurai will go to Wembley Stadium to once again become Women’s Champion.” Will Shida shine all the way through the Summer to then go All In on an incredible fourth Women’s World Championship reign?

 

Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry!

The Violent Artist has been trying to do things on his own, but even now, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom tag along. They’re on commentary for this match, and BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite! It will be an “All-Star 8 Man” as Roderick Strong joins forces with Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita and Zack Sabre Jr. VS Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy, Dante Martin & Mark Briscoe. Will the Savior of the Backbreaker still be able to support his “friend” here tonight knowing that now? Or will Roddy find himself rooting for the other guy?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel things out, and tie up. Henry powers Kyle back but Kyle turns that around. They go around and around, Kyle waistlocks but Henry switches. Kyle switches and drags Henry down Henry blocks one kick but has to duck the other! The fans cheer as Henry backs off, and the two reset. Kyle and Henry feel things out, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder. They go around, Henry throws Kyle down but Kyle has the leg guard up. Kyle kicks one knuckle lock apart to trip Henry up. Henry uses a leg guard now, but Kyle stands. Henry uses body scissors to climb up and go for the arm!

Kyle moves around, back drops and ARMBAR! Henry scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, KICKS at Henry, then wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! This relentless Kyle is the kind Roddy likes. Kyle wrenches, whips, but Henry holds ropes! Kyle KICKS the leg, then hooks it. Henry turns that around to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Henry traps Kyle’s head to NECK TWIST! Henry holds on, grabs an arm, then gives some kicks. Kyle just gets mad! The fans rally for Kyle and Roddy also coaches Kyle. Kyle stands, Henry KICKS, but Kyle ROCKS Henry. They fire off forearms, henry fires a strike fest!

Kyle blocks a kick, gives a strike fest in return, then SWEEPS the legs! The fans fire up as Henry flounders to a corner. Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then wrench and ELOBW BREAKER, to a KNEE, to a suplex and FALCON ARROW into the ARMBAR! Henry TAPS, Kyle wins!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

Roddy says that’s because of his presence! Roddy says Kyle is clearly missing something, or someone, to help him get that edge. Will Kyle show Roddy plenty of that “edge” this Wednesday?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black!

We heard from Rock Hard Juice Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin earlier tonight, but now is time to put up or shut up! Malakai, Brody & Buddy have been World Trios Champions before, but will they get one step closer to becoming Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions? Or will the House fold when facing the Collision Cowboys in their house?

The trios sort out, but then they all step to each other. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but we get Juice and The Dark Father. Juice and Malakai circle, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, Juice powers out but Malakai runs him over! Cover, ONE and Juice arm-drags! Malakai headscissors, Juice kips free, but Malakai avoids the arm-drag to sit down. The fans fire up, so Juice lifts a leg a la dogs. Malakai stands up to KICK Juice down! Juice scrambles away, Austin tags in. Austin is all fired up, but then Brody tags in! Austin turns around and tags Colten! Colten says that’s fine, he can bark it up. Brody swings, Colten bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS-

Er, well, no, Brody doesn’t seem too bothered. Brody runs Colten over, he runs Austin over, then runs them both over! The Gunns stagger up, Brody runs up to DOUBLE LRIAT them out! Juice runs in but Brody TOSSES him out onto The Gunns! The fans fire up as The House stands together, they all build speed, but the Bang Bang Gang gets in to say BANG! So the House DECKS them all! The House tosses everyone out and the brawl is on as Collision goes picture in picture!

Brody is after Juice, Malakai TOSSES Austin, and Buddy CHOPS Colten. Malakai BOOTS Austin into the crowd! Brody sits Juice in a corner to CHOP! Malakai joins in to mug Juice, and Buddy KNEES Colten. Brody brings Juice around to whip hard into railing! Austin returns but Malakai KNEES him down. Brody CLUBS Austin, the fans fire up, and Brody CHOPS Austin. Buddy brings Colten over to join in, and he UPPERCUTS Colten into a seat. Brody herds Austin and Juice that way, the Bang Bang Gang all take seats, and Malakai KICKS away on them all! The fans hoot and bark with Brody as he runs in, to TRIPLE CROSSBODY!

The fans cheer and high-five Brody as The Bang Bang Gang all slumps down. Brody drags Colten up to put him in, and then stalks Colten to his empty corner. Brody grins at Colten’s fear, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns again and Buddy tags Malakai. They mug Colten, then Malakai wrenches to tag Buddy. Buddy climbs up to DOUBLE STOMP Colten’s arm! Buddy taunts Austin, goes back to Colten and wrenches. Tag to Malakai and he KNEES the arm! Malakai wrenches but Colten throws him down by his hair! Tag to Austin and Austin stomps away on Malakai! The ref counts, Austin lets off, but Malakai BOOTS him! Austin runs up to CLOBBER Malakai! Austin throws hands, then tags in Colten. They whip Malakai, to BODY SHOT, KNEE LIFT, and DROPKICK! Juice tags in to SENTON! Cover, TWO!

Juice stands on Malakai, the Gunns YANK Buddy & Brody down! Juice whips Malakai hard into the corner! Juice stomps away on Malakai, argues with the ref, then drags Malakai back up. Juice snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is frustrated. Juice stands Malakai up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Austin in. They mug Malakai, Austin asks “Who’s the Ass Boy now?” “YOU!!” Austin frowns, then fires hands on Malakai. Tag to Colten, he stomps away on Malakai. The ref counts, Colten ROCKS Malakai but the fans rally up. Juice tags in, he stomps at Malakai, then eggs him on.

Juice HEADBUTTS, but Malakai ROCKS Juice, DECKS the Gunns, then fires off on Juice! Juice blocks a kick, to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is upset with the ref’s count! Juice clamps onto Malakai for a chinlock but Malakai endures. Malakai fights up as the fans rally, and Malakai KICKS the bad leg! Juice THROAT CHOPS back! Malakai falls into a corner, Juice goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Malakai crawls, as does Juice, hot tag to Colten! He CLOBBERS Malakai, then whips him away. Colten runs up, but only gets buckles! Austin tags in, grabs Malakai’s foot, but Malakai BOOTS him into Colten!

Hot tag to Buddy! The fans fire up as the Aussie Juggernaut fires off strikes and a BOOT to Austin! POP-UP KNEE for Colten! Austin runs up, into a tilt-o-whirl and LAWN DART into Colten! Buddy reels Austin in for the JACKHAMMER! Cover, Juice breaks it! The fans boo but Juice hurries to BLAST Brody! Juice goes back to Buddy to whip, but Buddy lands safe on the apron! Buddy GAMANGIRIS Juice, bumps him off buckles, then BOOTS him away! Buddy goes up, Juice staggers around, into the METEORA! Cover, TWO! Buddy’s bad knee is bothering him, but he hobbles up to tag in Brody. Brody storms in and the fans fire up as we go picture in picture again.

Buddy has medics check his knee, he may have taken himself out when he hit Juice. Brody does his best to focus on the match, and he puts Austin in a corner. Buddy is in some serious pain, though. Brody runs up to CLOBBER Austin in the corner! Brody hoots and barks and gets the fans back into this. Brody roars, runs, but Colten saves his brother! The Bang Bang Gang regroups on the outside, the medics are still checking on Buddy but it isn’t looking good. This is basically 3v2 now. Juice & The Gunns strategize, knowing they have the advantage now. The ref has Bang Bang Gang settle down a minute while Buddy is helped to the back.

The fans applaud as Buddy is doing his best to walk on the good leg, and Collision returns to single picture. But the Gunns jump on Brody, they and Juice mug him, and Malakai tries to help but is sent back out! The fans chant “YOU SUCK!” but the Bang Bang Gang doesn’t care! Tag to Colten and he stomps away on Brody. The ref counts, Colten tags Austin back in, and now Austin stomps Brody. Tag to Juice, he gets some stomps in! The fans still taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but Juice blows boogers onto Brody! Then Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice covers, TWO! Brody stays in this and the fans fire up!

Austin tags in, then he tags Colten. The Gunns get Brody up, whip him to ropes, but Brody denies the 3:10 with a LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Juice runs up, but into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Brody is down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, the fans hoot and bark, hot tag to Malakai! Malakai breaks through Colten’s lariat to BOOT Austin! Malakai dodges Colten, DECKS Austin, then ELBOWS Colten! A strike fest and a LEG SEWEP for Austin! SLIDING KNEE! The fans fire up, but Juice takes the QUEBRADA for Colten! Malakai still ROUNDHOUSES Colten and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

Malakai snarls and the fans fire up! Colten rises, distracts the ref with talk of injury, and Juice grabs a leg! Malakai kicks Juice away, but Colten runs up, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Colten’s shot doesn’t finish this but he tags to Austin. The Gunns get Malakai up, double whip, 3:10- NO, Malakai BOOTS Colten, BOOTS Austin, but Juice HOTSHOTS! FAMOUSER from Austin! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and Austin is stunned! The Gunns reload, call their shot, and they coordinate with Juice! Juice goes up, but Brody is back! The Gunns dodge him, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! But they have to get Malakai down!

Austin turns Malakai, Juice finally aims, but PAC is here?! The Bastard spooks Juice, trips him up, then flips off Austin! Austin swings on Pac, but turns around into THE END!!! Cover, The House wins!!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Bastard told The Bang Bang Gang that he was not going to let what they did to Death Triangle slide! The House still gets the win, even with Buddy going down with a bad knee. But then The Patriarchy has to come in via the tron to ruin all the fun. Christian Cage says congratulations to The House. Congratulations on becoming the #1 contenders to the World Trios Championships. The only problem is, they’re not a trio anymore. The Patriarchy reveals they took out Buddy!! The Patriarchy leaves Buddy down and out, right as Malakai & Brody rush to the back! Will Christian Cage stoop to new lows just so he and his “sons” can rise up the ranks?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision for the anniversary episode, and I appreciate it was more rock, less talk. The only real talky stuff was everything Christian Cage did, but even that wasn’t so bad because he didn’t take forever getting to the point. He takes credit for all the good Collision content, heavily favors Nick Wayne over Killswitchasaurus, and then tries to hide his failure at Double Or Nothing by going for the trios titles, which he can totally just use Nick and Luchasaurus to win for him when the time comes. Really good promo from Bang Bang Gang in response, and great main event between Bang Bang Gang and House of Black.

If Buddy isn’t actually hurt, he was doing amazing acting tonight. And with how Christian “attacked” Buddy, it seems the story is the same either way: The House will need a new third man to challenge Jay White & The Gunns. Pac showed up to stick it to the Bang Bang Gang, so maybe The Bastard becomes an honorary member of The House of Black just to take the titles. And honestly, what better feud than Christian “Greatest Father Ever” Cage and “The Bastard” Pac, with how “bastard” also has the old definition of “a fatherless child.” And honestly, when is Luchasaurus going to break away from Christian? Should happen during the trios title match.

Really good 8 Man Tag, but I should’ve figured BCC would win, and that Moxley would again tell Naito that he’s done after Forbidden Door. It’s the same thing he’s been saying all week since Dominion last Sunday, he’ll probably keep saying it for those who weren’t paying attention, and I am starting to think that’s just because he’s going to lose in Long Island so Naito can have finish his last run with the world title. And good integration as Lio says hey to Dante before Dante has his match with Lee. Great win for Dante, and I figured he would because you need a true high-flyer in a ladder match. Lio helping fight off Shane Taylor Promotions is also interesting, can’t wait to see which way this splits. Could someone be leaving Top Flight to join STP?

Kyle VS Henry was a strange filler-not-filler, because at least we got the news of an 8 Man Tag happening for Dynamite. It’ll be a great match, with some Forbidden Door build involved as Cassidy will be facing Zack Sabre Jr. and now we’ll be seeing Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin, and Konosuke Takeshita in the ladder match. With that, feels like one of the Kyles takes a loss. Either Roddy purposefully costs O’Reilly or accidentally costs Fletcher. I’m thinking the former so that Roddy can insist O’Reilly still needs him to be relevant. Then they can take that feud through the Summer, maybe even into the Men’s Owen Hart Cup.

Really good promo from Shida, and she’ll be a great part of the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Probably won’t win it, though, with the potential story of Mariah May challenging Toni Storm, or with Willow looking to go back-to-back. Very good match from Hechicero VS Dalton Castle, and it was a rather clever move that The Outrunners were the pseudo-boys that failed to save Castle while Garcia & Menard succeeded. Add Angelo Parker to that and you’ve got an 8 Man Tag right there of Garcia, Menard, Parker & Castle VS Hechicero & The Cage of Agony. Very good No DQ match from Deonna VS Rosa, but as I said earlier in the week, I figured Deonna would win. She’s a Heel, the current champions are Faces, she will make a good challenger to maybe the TBS Championship for All In.

And a great promo from The Acclaimed to call out The Bucks for their continued abuses of power. Cutler being the scrub that takes beatings on behalf of The EVPs is a pretty silly recurring gag, but Daniels getting in on the fun was good stuff. The Acclaimed surely do find a way to win the Title Eliminator in order to force a title match that The Bucks probably cheat to win. This probably still leads to Acclaimed helping Swerve for Blood & Guts, as I sensed on Wednesday.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Scotland goes for gold!

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Will Drew McIntyre finally have his moment?

The Scottish Warrior won then lost the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania, but redemption could be at hand here in Glasgow! Will today be Damian Priest’s judgment day?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Undisputed WWE Championship I Quit Match: Cody Rhodes VS AJ Styles; Cody wins and retains the title.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark VS Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn; Fyre & Dawn win and become the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Maxxine Dupri; Sami wins and retains the title.
  • WWE Women’s Championship: Bayley VS Piper Niven w/ Chelsea Green; Bayley wins and retains the title.
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest VS Drew McIntyre; Priest wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Clash at the Castle Countdown Show!

Join Michael Cole, Kevin Owens & Big E in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action going down in Glasgow!

 

Exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre.

Jackie Redmond sat down with The Scottish Warrior, she asked how he’s doing. Marvelous! Medically cleared in time for Clash at the Castle. How much does this event mean to him? Well, it wasn’t a thing growing up. There were no PLE’s in Scotland. It was all about making it to WrestleMania, did it. Won, that was cool. Won it again before getting screwed over, but main eventing the first PLE in Scotland? Beyond a dream come true. Then what does Scotland mean to him? McIntyre will sum it up with lyrics, Caledonia. Poetic name for Scotland. “Scotland, let me tell you that I love you, I think about you all the time. Caledonia, you’re calling, now I’m coming home.”

So when you think of Glasgow, what memories come to mind? What lessons did he learn before traveling the world? He spent four years there, at university. He can’t really talk about those lessons, not PG. But what he can share is to speak your mind, be passionate. If someone goes too far and runs their mouth, give them a “kiss” between the eyes. AKA the Glasgow Kiss. That tracks. And this isn’t his first Clash at the Castle. He was at the first, in Cardiff, and it didn’t go his way. Could he take us back to that night and how that felt?

McIntyre never felt that kind of emotion from a crowd. They were 100% in his corner, his family and friends were there, but “The Elders” had Solo Sikoa screw him over. That was a shot through Drew’s heart, through his family’s heart, through The UK’s heart, and he can’t let that happen again. Is he over that yet? Nope, absolutely not. Will he ever be? Nope. He didn’t think about it, pushed it down, but things flare it up. Ten months, still waiting for an apology, but people have such short term memory. Trauma doesn’t go away easily.

There is a lot the last year that has upset him, yet Drew’s renewed with the WWE? Why is it important to be here even though he gets upset? To be honest, he was thinking of taking time off. He was at the end of his contact, he’d just lost his sister in law, his wife’s sister, and she was struggling, the family was struggling. He went home to a wedding, got to see people he hadn’t gotten to see in so long. He wanted to think what was best for his future. But he and his wife talked, and they both agreed that it wasn’t time to walk away. You don’t walk away from the table when you’re on a heater. So they wanted to figure out what’d work for his career.

Thankfully, WWE was on the same page, they’ve gotten a situation figured out so McIntyre can give as much as he can to both family and career. He’s so obsessive with this business that it’s good to have that balance. Jackie likes that saying, “you don’t walk away when you’re on a heater.” WWE right now definitely feels like it has the heat, so what does he make of the state of the company? Everyone top to bottom is killing it, even interviewers like Jackie. We haven’t had a roster this talented in the ring and people who have found themselves. The matches are on a different level, just look at the numbers. BILLION dollar contracts!

Now it is up to the roster to get it done. The only thing that needs improving is the World Heavyweight Championship, and that means taking it from Damian Priest. More of this interview to come later on in the Countdown.

 

Backstage interview with The Alpha Academy.

Cathy Kelley is with Chad Gable, Otis & Maxxine Dupri ahead of Gable’s Intercontinental Championship match with Sami Zayn. Gable, in Montreal, you came up short- Er, didn’t win… So how is tonight going to differ? Gable says tonight, the family is in line. They are taking orders the right way. So you will see a whole different game play out tonight. They’re here, they know the plan, and they will help him win HIS championship, no matter what. Then Maxxine, you’re in a boot, how are you feeling physically and emotionally? Gable says she’s fine! Right? Tell her! She’s fine! Don’t worry about that.

What matters is that Sami’s reign ends tonight, at the hands of Gable’s family, Maxxine, Otis and- Wait, where’s Tozawa? Otis, you were supposed to keep track of him. Tozawa’s gonna pay for this on Monday. Gable storms off, Otis & Maxxine follow, but will this really go how Gable wants?

 

Backstage interview with Bayley.

Cathy Kelley is with the WWE Women’s Champion and “Michael Cole’s favorite,” and wishes her a happy birthday! Bayley thanks Cathy, and Cathy figures the celebration should be after Clash and a win tonight. Is Bayley concerned about Piper’s hometown advantage? Bayley knows how important it is to be in front of your hometown, and she has respect for Piper. Piper laid the foundation for how WWE is even here right now. But she is also the same person that has been attacking Bayley for the last month, and ran Bayley into the wall last night. Bayley is a champion who fights for what she believes in. So sorry, but she has to beat Piper in front of her loved ones tonight.

Cathy says they were going to send this back to Cole but she’ll let Bayley do the honors. Oh, of course. “Dear Michael Cole, back to you, you idiot!” Will The Role Model give herself the best birthday present possible by getting passed Piper Niven to head for SummerSlam?

 

Chelsea Green joins the panel.

She doesn’t like Cole telling everyone she’s the sidekick and valet to Piper. They’re like chocolate & vanilla. Okay, but what is all this “we” stuff? Sorry, does Cole not have experience in healthy relationships? They are going to win the title. Kevin Owens says there was a time when he won the Universal Championship with the help of a Canadian from Winnipeg, and they tried to say “they” won the titles, but that didn’t end well. Big E does bring up when Leyla & Michelle McCool did that as #LeyCool. Yes, and so it will not end terribly because it won’t end, Chelsea and Piper will be together forever.

Then how does Piper feel about her chances tonight? Oh, Miss P was born ready, so she is super confident, and she also has Chelsea in her corner so she’s absolutely ready. Then with all this pressure, can Piper pull it off? Big E says yes. Chelsea may have… unenviable qualities, but she is in Piper’s corner, and that support has helped Piper feel confident. Yes, Chelsea has feeling Piper feeling confident and pretty and rich and skinny and tanned, just like Chelsea, and that is why Piper will win. Okay, then can Chelsea go and help Piper get ready? Chelsea says Cole will be hearing from her later. But will the Hot Mess help Piper take the title from Bayley tonight?

 

Exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre, part 2.

What does McIntyre say to certain critics who look at his actions and his words, and says he’s a hypocrite? Well a lot of people have done that. Number one is Michael Cole. Using Cole’s position of power in a way that is irresponsible. He was shouting McIntyre’s praises during Pandemic Era, and while Cole said it was all McIntyre, McIntyre said that was a team effort. But McIntyre doesn’t like certain people. If that makes him a bad guy, then say hello to the bad guy. Speaking of Pandemic Era, he won the title, but no fans. And then this year, he wins in Philadelphia, but loses it right away. Has any of this made him bitter?

No, those didn’t make him bitter. It made him stronger. Others would’ve broken apart, fallen down the card, left the company, but not him. He wants the ball in his hands, the company on his back, and he can carry them both. He has then, he will now, he’s still that same guy. And this time, in Scotland, it will be absolutely perfect and all worth it. Then in order to do that, he must beat Damian Priest. What does he think of Priest? McIntyres’ seen Priest’s evolution since NXT. He knows Priest’s backstory, his struggle, and Drew respects that journey and that talent. But in some ways, Priest is just playing champion, trying to find his role.

Priest is trying to get the buzz, the cheap pop, he’s focused on the wrong things. McIntyre tried to say that but Priest just shrugged it off, tried to be Mr. Machismo. McIntyre was just trying to help. Priest has hit his potential. McIntyre has been doing this for 20 YEARS, and that will show tonight. McIntyre’s mind reads 10 miles long, Priest’s is more like a notepad. Then finish this thought: Priest VS McIntyre, for the World Heavyweight Championship at Clash at the Castle, will be… Epic. The Scots are proud of their own, and one of their own will win.

Jackie thanks McIntyre for his time, they shake hands, and he says no real need to thank him. Warrior physically, warrior mentally. But will McIntyre be champion both physically and mentally?

 

A fight’s coming to Scotland.

The Scottish Warrior said he told us it was. A good ol’ square go. A waylay. Sorry, that’s the Scottish way of saying, “A beating.” Brutal. Unflinching. Ferocious. Never ever underestimate your opponent. It’ll be the last thing you remember. The Scots are known for their temper, so let’s make a deal. You bring the crazy, they will bring the fight. This is Clash at the Castle, and this is gonna be good!

 

Undisputed WWE Championship I Quit Match: Cody Rhodes VS AJ Styles!

The American Nightmare had respect for The Phenomenal One, which is why he gave it his all back at Backlash in France. But when Styles pulled a Mark Henry style trap, the respect went out the window, and the rulebook has gone out with it! Both men can do whatever they want to the other in an effort to get those dreaded two words out of them, but who will give in and give up in Glasgow?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and so are the stakes, all just to see who is undisputed!

The ref reminds everyone the rules: no pins, no submissions, no ring counts, no disqualifications. The fans already sing “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!” like they did just last night. The bell rings and the fans are thunderous! Cody and Styles approach, Cody kicks then RHODES UPPERCUTS! Cody fires off hands, whips Styles hard into buckles, and Styles falls back! The fans are thunderous again and Cody gets Styles up to bump him off buckles. Cody ROCKS Styles, but has to shake out that beat up h and. Cody whips, Styles reverses then runs in. Cody goes up and over, to SNAP POWERSLAM! The fans continue to sing as Cody rises up.

Styles rises, Cody springboards, BEAUTIFUL- ATOMIC DROP! Styles CHOPS, CHOPS and bumps Cody off buckles. Styles CHOPS again, then bumps him off buckles. The fans boo but Styles CHOPS again! Styles whips corner to corner hard and Cody staggers back. Cody drops to his knees, the fans taunt Styles, but Styles storms up on Cody. Styles scoops, Cody slips free to JAB, JAB and JAB! Flip, flop, fly, BIONIC ELBOW! Styles staggers to ropes, Cody pats the mat and the fans fire up. Cody runs, and he DROPKICKS Styles out of the ring! The ref checks but Styles says get outta his face. Cody shrugs and looks under the ring.

The fans fire up, because Cody brings out a TABLE! Cody puts that aside real quick to stomp Styles down, then he gets a second table! The fans are loving this even more, and Cody sets up that second table first. Cody sees Styles go around the way, so he pursues! Cody whips Styles into and over the steps! Styles doesn’t stop here, so Cody gets him up to whip him into and over barriers! The fans fire up with Cody as he goes up onto the barrier, then AX HANDLES Styles down! The fans are even closer to the action as Cody throws hands on Styles! Styles hits back, they go to the back section but Cody throws more hands!

Cody SMACKS Styles with someone’s drink! The fans cheer more, and Cody ROCKS Styles again. Cody CLAWS Styles’ back, then whips, but Styles reverses to send Cody into railing! Styles KICKS Cody, brings him around, and whips him into the fire exit door! The fans fire up as this goes backstage, and Cody brawls with Styles in the hallway! Cody SMACKS Styles off a wall, fires more hands, then ROCKS him again. They go further back, end up by the tech area, and Cody SMACKS Styles off a trunk. Styles ROCKS Cody, then CHOKES Cody with a cable! Cody endures, throws elbows, and then shoves him into another wall.

The brawl goes off into another part of the backstage area, and they reappear by the bleachers! The fans fire up as the brawl goes back down the runway! Cody climbs up on Styles to rain down fists! Fans count, Cody stops at eight to CLAW Styles’ face! Styles staggers away, the fans stay fired up as Cody CLUBS Styles on the back. Cody brings Styles around but Styles blocks the bump to ROCK Cody! The fans chant “AJ SUCKS! AJ SUCKS!” but Styles gets in the ring. Cody trips Styles, steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Styles endures while the fans “WOO~!” Styles refuses to give up, and he drags himself around. Cody pushes on the leglock but Styles still endures!

Cody thrashes around, the fans are thunderous, but Styles goes to the ropes. The ropebreak won’t save him, but they do force Cody to let go from being scraped off. Styles rests on the apron but the fans continue to sing. Cody storms up on Styles, brings him up, but Styles fights the suplex! Styles then suplexes Cody and himself up and out of the ring and to the floor! A rough landing but the fans fire up again. Both men rise, and Styles fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER on the desk! Cody writhes, Styles has a sinister grin, and he drags Cody off the desk, to suplex and BRAINBUSTER on the desk!!

Styles shouts, “Ask the champ now!” The ref asks, but Cody says NO! Soo Styles BOPS Cody with the mic! And TOSSES Cody into the timekeeper’s area! Cody may have even hit the ring bell! Styles finds Mama Rhodes and talks trash to her! She gives it right back that he’s all bark and no bite! Styles stalks Cody, who is busted open! Styles DECKS Cody, then throws down more fists! Styles says, “We’ve got a bleeder!” Styles drags Cody up and into the ring, then stalks him. Cody sits up, Styles soaks up the heat, but Cody fires body shots! Styles DECKS Cody, then stomps him! Styles says he’s gonna hurt everyone’s hero!

The fans boo but Styles drags Cody up. Styles fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cody writhes, the ref checks, but Cody says “Absolutely NOT!” Styles rains down fists on Cody, going right for that bloody forehead! Cody still says NO! Styles sighs, stalks Cody, and brings him up. Cody fires body shots! Cody ROCKS Styles, ROLLING ELBOWS, then runs, but into a DROPKICK! Cody falls and bails out while fans boo Styles. Styles grins, goes out after Cody, and SMACKS him off steel steps! Cody falls back but the fans tell Styles off. Styles soaks it up and throws the top steps away. Styles then drags Cody up to the base, like he did a couple weeks ago!

The fans boo as Styles reels Cody in, but Cody back drops free! The fans cheer and Cody rests for a moment. Cody then goes into the ring, rises up, and fires himself back up. The fans continue to sing as Styles gets in, and Cody ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! And again! Cody fires off more shots, then roars, but Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Cody ducks the lariat to BEAUTIFUL DISASTER KICK! The fans are thunderous again as both men are down! Cody roars, the fans cheer, and Cody grabs Styles for a dragon sleeper! But Styles KNEES free, then PELES! Cody wobbles, Styles reels him in, DDT right at center!

Cody sputters, but he still tells the ref, “NO!” The fans cheer so Styles fishhooks the mouth! Styles adds on a chinlock and says he will make Cody quit! Styles ELBOWS Cody in the head, then he goes out to search under the ring. Styles finds a chair, slides that in, and stalks Cody. The fans want tables but Styles KICKS Cody down. Styles then puts the chair around Cody’s head! Styles CHOKES Cody, throws down fists, then goes to the ropes. KNEE DROP on the chair!! Cody sputters, but how can he say the words when he can’t speak!? Cody still manages a “No!” and Styles is furious. Styles goes out again, and he finds a kendo stick!

Styles brings the stick in to SMACK Cody in the ribs! And SMACK him on the shoulder! And the leg! Styles says he’s gonna hurt Cody unless he quits. Styles SMACKS and SMACKS and SMACKS Cody, even while he’s down! Cody tries to sit up but Styles SMACKS him down again! Styles tells Cody to say it, but Cody shouts “HELL NO!” Styles is beside himself, and the fans continue to sing for “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!” Styles takes off a belt to LASH Cody with it over and over and over again! Cody writhes, Styles says he’ll keep doing it unless he says those words! Styles then straps the belt around Cody’s head to pull him back!

Ironically, the blood makes the belt slip off, so Styles LASHES Cody with it. The fans tell Styles he messed up, but Styles goes for the STF! Styles wants Cody to say it, but even with Styles’ hands in his face, Cody says “NO!” The fans rally as hard as they can, and Cody pries at the hold! But is he fading out?! Blood loss, oxygen loss, Styles lets go! Styles thinks this is enough but this is an I Quit match. See Roman Reigns VS Jey Uso during Thunderdome Era. Styles is furious and says fine, he’ll wake Cody back up. Cody grabs some water, takes a swig, and brings the bottle in to splash Cody with it. Cody does wake up, and fans cheer for “H 2 O!”

Styles goes out, and he fetches a mysterious black bag! Styles says he knows what we’re thinking, but this is even better. Not tacks, but CUFFS! Styles grabs one hand and cuffs it, then gets the other! The fans say Styles is a “KINKY BASTARD!” but Cody’s hands are trapped behind him! Styles SMACKS away with the kendo stick, with no arms to guard! The ref checks with Cody, but Cody again says “NO!” Styles tells Mama Rhodes this is HER fault. Styles says Cody gets this from her! Mama Rhodes still says he’s all talk. Styles gets in her face, so she SLAPS him! And SLAPS him again!! AND AGAIN! That’s three!!

Styles grabs a chair!! Mama dares him to try! Styles backs off, but goes back to Cody, to SMACK him on the back! And again! Cody’s gotten his hands in front of him but now his back is the target! And wait, there’s more chain in the bag?! Styles wraps that chain around his arm, then goes to the apron. Styles aims, springboards in, but Cody has the chair! Cody CHUCKS it at Styles, Styles falls back and through the table!! A phenomenal crash and burn! Cody hurries to find the keys for the cuffs. Ah yes, right by the bag. The fans know “This is Awesome!” and Cody is free! Cody fires himself up and the fans are with him!

Styles crawls back into the ring, Cody CLOBBERS him with the cuffs! Styles is busted open, he runs in, but Cody dodges! Styles hits buckles, staggers, and Cody THROAT CHOPS! Then he fishhooks Styles, before a CODY CUTTER! The fans fire up again and the fans are electric!! Cody says Styles is gonna say it! CROSS RHODES!! But Cody isn’t done there, and the fans want him to keep going! Cody drags Styles back up, CROSS RHODES!! But the fans want that “One More Time! One More Time!” So Cody grabs the chair, places that down, and FULL METAL CROSS RHODES!! Styles sputters and fans chant “You Deserve It!”

Cody doesn’t want the ref to check just yet, he has more in mind. Cody has the chair, but then thinks of something else. Cody grabs the cuffs, and he puts them on Styles! The fans fire up as Cody drags Styles over, and cuffs him to the ropes! Styles can’t go anywhere now! Cody has a chair, and tells Styles to say it or else! JAM to the leg! SMACK to the back! SMACK to the front! And again, and again, and again! Cody tees off on Styles until he slumps down! The cuff keeps that one arm up, but Cody SMASHES Styles’ leg! The fans are thunderous, but Styles says “I… SCREW YOU, CODY RHODES!” The fans boo, but Cody can feel he’s close.

Cody JAMS Styles rather low with the chair, then goes out to grab the steel steps. Cody gets those steps in the ring with a toss, and Styles has moved to a corner. Cody lifts the steps back up, and holds them high over head! Styles says okay, okay! STYLES QUITS! CODY WINS!!

Winner: Cody Rhodes (still Undisputed WWE Champion)

Even Cody’s a bit surprised it ended there. Cody asks if Mama says this is good, and she says do it! STEEL STEP ATTACK! “WHOA~ OH~!” Cody made sure Styles was humbled, and Cody stands tall on the steps. Cody holds up the title, proving he doesn’t quit, he gets even! Will anyone be able to stop The American Nightmare now?

But wait! Solo Sikoa walks out on stage? He applauds Cody’s win, then smiles at him before staring him down. And then TAMA & LOA ATTACK! The fans boo as The Bloodline goes after Cody while he’s vulnerable! BUT HERE COMES ORTON! The Viper AND Kevin Owens go after The Bloodline, clearly nothing being over from last night! Now the numbers are even and the fans fire up! This brawl goes up and down the runway, then to the back! Will Nick Aldis have to figure this out for next Friday Night SmackDown?

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Triple Threat: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark VS Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn!

The StrongEST Duo has looked near unstoppable in their relatively short reign, but here in Glasgow, it’s bubble bubble, double the trouble! The Queen of Spades & Hunter were very close, while we’ve seen The Wicked Witches of Scotland hold titles before. Will Bianca & Jade be the ones that weather the storm? Or will there be new champions one way or another?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who defies the odds!

This kind of Triple Threat allows one member of each team active at a time, tagging only to their partners. The teams sort out, and we start with Shayna, Isla and Bianca. Shayna shoves Bianca, fires off on Isla but Bianca fires off on them both! DORPKICK for Shayna, but Isla whips. Bianca reverses to TOSS Isla but Shayna BOOTS Bianca! Shayna whips, Bianca goes up and over, then she runs in to RAM into Shayna. Bianca goes up, rains down fists, and the fans count all the way to TEN! Then Bianca goes to 13, before she flips up and over Isla! Isla runs into Shayna, Bianca scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Shayna back suplexes, Bianca lands out!

Bianca O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Bianca goes up, says kiss this, and then flips up and over Shayna. Bianca then gets Shayna for a BIG back suplex! Bianca runs, handsprings and MOONSAULTS! Cover, Isla breaks it! Bianca BOOTS Isla away but Alba tags in! The fans fire up as Zoey tags in as well, and then Jade tags in! The fresh members all run up, Jade dodges but gets pinballed between kicks! She fires off but gets more kicks for it! Zoey wrenches to a wristlock, Alba fires body shots! They both wristlock Jade and work to power her down! Jade bridges all the way back! The fans rally, and Jade fights her way back up!

Alba & Zoey push but Jade SHOVES them both away! Then DOUBLE LARIATS! Jade DECKS Isla for good measure! Jade THRWOS Alba to a corner, SPLASHES Zoey, then SPLASHES Alba! Another SPLASH for Zoey, then a short arm LARIAT! Alba BOOTS back, goes up, but Jade ROCKS Alba! Jade then trophy lifts Alba, fireman’s carries, and Zoey runs up! Jade catches her, too! FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! And a kip up on top! The fans are thunderous and Jade drags Alba up. Tag to Bianca, the champs have Alba for a double whip. They double hip toss into a DOUBLE SLAM! Isla runs up, into a scoop and SLAM!

Bianca and Jade coordinate, handspring and DOMINATOR SLAM! Zoey & Shayna run up, the champs dodge to DOUBLE BOOT! Then DOUBLE STALLING SUPLEXES! The fans cheer as we get a double kip up! Wakanda Forever, Black Girl Magic! The fans cheer as things cool off. The contenders all talk it out, and then Alba & Shayna run in. Bianca fires off on them but that’s 2v1! The contenders POST Bianca and she slumps down! Then the rest go after Jade! Jade fights them off but Shayna CLUBS her down! Fyre DIVES onto her! The fans fire up and then Shayna & Zoey DOUBLE SUPLEX Jade to the floor!

Isla runs up, METEORA onto Jade! The fans fire up for the lasses, then Shayna goes after Bianca. Shayna sits Bianca down, she tags ZOey and Fyre tags Isla. Isla HIP ATTACKS and says kiss that! Isla snapmares Bianca so Zoey can BOOT! Tag back to Shayna, Isla drags Bianca up, but then Zoey & Shayna sucker punch the lasses! The fans boo but this was gonna happen eventually. Shayna kicks Isla around, whips her to a corner, then runs in to KNEE! Tag to Zoey, Shayna sweeps the legs and Zoey slingshot SENTONS! Bianca is back up but Zoey LARIATS her down! Zoey tags Shayna back in. Shayna has Isla up and kicks a leg.

The fans rally for Isla but Shayna fires hands! Shayna whips, Isla reverses but Shayna dodges! Zoey sneaks a tag, Shayna sets Isla up, MISSILE DROPKICK! GUT WRENCH SLAM! Cover, TWO! Isla survives and the fans fire up! Shayna tags in, she and Zoey set Isla up. But Isla back drops Zoey away! Isla ROCKS Shayna, ELBOWS Zoey, hot tag to Fyre! Fyre dodges to fire forearms and SUPERKICKS! Wrench for Shayna, kick off Bianca, TORNADO DDT! The fans fire up with Fyre as she TOSSES Zoey out! Then she DUMPS Shayna out to join her! The former NXT UK Women’s Champion has everyone fired up as she goes up and up and ESCALARA CANNONBALLS!!

Fyre rises and the fans are with her! Fyre puts Shayna in, goes up a corner, and leaps again, MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, Bianca breaks it! Fyre stomps Bianca, drags her up, and TOSSES her out! Tag to Isla and they focus on Shayna. Isla reels Shayna in, but Shayna switches around to shove Isla into Fyre! Zoey CLUBS Fyre, goes up after her, and the two brawl! Shayna adds on, she and Zoey go up to grab Fyre. But Isla adds on! TOWER OF DOOM!! Shayna and Fyre writhe, but Zoey is still up top! Bianca ROCKS Zoey, goes up after her, but Zoey resists the lift! Bianca still powers through, to SUPERPLEX!

Both women have a rough landing and the ref checks. All five are down, but JADE rises up! The fans fire up as she calls to Bianca! Bianca hurries, hot tag to Jade! Jade springboards, but slips! She hurries back up to fire hands, then snap suplexes Shayna! Zoey runs up, into a SPINEBUSTER! SPINEBUSTER for Isla! Fyre leaps, but rana becomes a BOOT BOMB COMBO! But Shayna still KNEES the cover apart! KIRAFUDA KLUTCH!! Jade is fading, is she tapping? The ref might’ve missed that! Shayna clamps on even tighter, Jade is still shaking but she rises back up! Only to fade back out! The ref checks on Jade as the fans rally again!

Bianca is up top though! 450 SPLASH onto them both!! Shayna writhes from the impact, but Zoey is back to springboard! Bianca BODIES her! Shayna is up, Bianca ducks a kick to shove her! Jade ELBOWS Shayna, BOOTS her to Bianca, then they get Shayna up! DDT to the STORM PLEX!! But Isla drags Jade off the cover! GERMAN SUPLEX!! Cover on Shayna, ISLA & ALBA WIN!!!

Winners: Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn, by pinfall (NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions)

In a Triple Threat, it isn’t about doing the most damage, it’s about hitting at the right time! Scotland cheers for THEIR WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, will this celebration last all night long?

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Chad Gable w/ Otis & Maxxine Dupri!

The Great Liberator didn’t realize how deeply selfish “Master Gable” could be, but those true colors showed when Sami retained the title in Montreal. Things have gotten very personal, but can Sami show The Academy that they don’t need Gable’s abusive coaching? Or will The Academy do whatever it takes to finally bring Gable gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we’ll see just what it takes to win the big one!

There’s QR Code creepiness, something about we were told to prepare, and then the bell rings. The fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” for Sami as he circles with Gable. The two tie up, go around, and end up on ropes. They go along the ropes, off the ropes, back on the ropes, then in a corner. Sami has Gable, the ref counts, and Sami lets off slowly. The fans sing for Sami with a different song, “Sami, Sami Zayn! Sami Zayn! Sami, Sami Zayn! LALALALA!” Gable and Sami reset, tie up again, and are in a deadlock. Sami uses his height, but Gable puts Sami in the corner. Sami turns it around, but Gable turns it back around.

The ref counts, Gable grinds his forearms in, but lets off at 4. The fans boo, the two reset, and feel things out. They tie up, Gable waistlocks, but Sami wrenches to a wristlock. Gable rolls, spins, and headlocks. Fans chant for Otis but Sami endures the headlock grind. Gable hits the takeover, Sami headscissors, but Gable kips free. Roles reverses, Sami hits the takeover and Gable headscissors, but now Sami kips free. The fans rally while Maxxine looks worried. Gable and Sami feel things out, tie up, and Gable headlocks. Sami powers up and out, drops down, then hurdles. Sami arm-drags Gable, arm-drags again, but Gable avoids the third! AKNLE LOCK!

Sami scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Gable lets off slowly, the fans chant “YOU SUCK!” Gable gives a shove as he lets off, and Sami storms up. Gable gets around, goes back to the headlock, but Sami powers out. Sami drops down, then TOSSES Gable up and out! The fans fire up as Sami builds speed, but Gable moves, so Sami Arabian Presses back in! The fans cheer as Sami eggs Gable on. Gable talks with Otis & Maxxine, and tells them to remember what he said. Gable storms up to the apron, then backs down. Sami rushes out, but Gable slides in! The fans cheer for Sami and Otis as they lock eyes! Sami tells Otis he doesn’t need Gable and Gable knows it.

Sami then goes back to Gable in the ring, and the two reset. They feel things out, Sami asks why Gable’s like this. Gable SLAPS! So Sami SLAPS! Gable swings, Sami ducks then SLAPS! Sami hits a takeover but Gable slips out to have the ANKLE LOCK! Sami gets the ROPEBREAK, but Gable KICKS the arm! Gable goes after the arm with knee drop after knee drop, then he SLAMS the arm on the mat. The fans taunt Gable, Sami shakes out his bad arm and goes to a corner. Gable wraps the arms around ropes, then CHOPS! Gable CHOPS again, then pulls on the arm! The ref counts, Gable lets off at 4, and Sami clutches the elbow.

Gable drags Sami up, hammerlocks that arm, then NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Sami is still in this but he shakes the arm out more. Gable storms around, drags Sami up by his arm and has a KEYLOCK! Sami endures, the fans rally, and Maxxine is even more worried than before. Sami fights up, claws at Gable’s face and throws body shots. Sami CLUBS Gable, whips him, but Gable reverses. Gable runs in but is put on the apron! Gable HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Sami falls down and the fans rally for Otis! Gable makes sure Otis has his eyes on the prize, then goes back into the ring.

Gable CHOPS Sami in a corner, climbs up and rains down fists! The fans taunt Gable as he pie faces Sami again and again. Gable CHOPS, ROCKS and fires off on Sami in the corner! The ref counts, Gable lets off and Sami sits down. Gable tells The Academy to watch, and then he runs in. Sami ELBOWS Gable! And BOOTS him! Sami goes up, leaps, AX HANDLE! The fans fire up as Sami goes up again, to AX HANDLE! The fans fire up more, and Sami CHOPS away on Gable! Sami rains down fists, the ref counts, so Sami lets off at 4. Sami shakes out the bad arm, drags Gable up and whips, but Gable reverses! Sami goes up and over, then clotheslines Gable up and out!

The fans fire up again and Sami goes to the apron. Sami mule kicks Gable, then ARABIAN PRESS SAULTS! Direct hit and down goes Gable! The fans fire up with Sami even more, and Sami drags Gable into the ring. Sami climbs up, leaps, but into a DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! The fans rally again but Gable waistlocks and deadlifts! Sami fights with elbows, switches, but Gable fires more elbows! Gable runs, but into a scoop and MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Sami managed that with one arm but it wasn’t enough to stop Gable! Sami rises, brings Gable around, but Gable fights the back suplex! Sami CLUBS Gable, tries again, but Gable goes for the bad arm!

Sami stays on his feet as they goa round, but Gable reels him in! POWERBOMB! Gable goes to a corner, DIVING HEADBUTT!! Cover, TWO!! Sami survives and Gable is beside himself! Gable drags Sami up, Sami throws elbows, but Gable still GERMAN SUPLEXES! And then GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Gable holds on, but Sami fights with elbows again! Sami switches, and he GERMAN SUPLEXES! Sami drags Gable up, to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Gable fights with elbows, switches, but Sami switches! They switch and switch and switch and then HALF ‘N’ HALF from Sami! Cover, TWO!! Gable survives and Sami is beside himself!

“This is Awesome!” as Sami and Gable both slowly rise. Gable and Sami grab each other by the hair, Sami HEADBUTTS! Gable fires a haymaker! They stand, the hands still fly, and Gable gets the edge! Sami fires back in kind! Gable fires another string of forearms but Sami gives back boxing elbows! But Gable grabs the arm! Takedown and CROSSFACE!! Sami endures and the fans rally up! Sami fights up, throws Gable off, and now has the CROSSFACE for his own!! Gable endures, the fans chant at him to tap, but Gable fights around! Gable grabs a leg, ANKLE LOCK!! Sami endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up!

Sami crawls forward, Gable tells fans to shut up, and Gable leans on the leg! Sami still fights, reaches out, and powers his way forward, but Gable drags Sami back! But Sami rolls to a somersault clutch, TWO!! Gable escapes and he storms back up on Sami! Gable gives crossface forearm after forearm! The fans sing for Sami but Gable nods to Otis. Gable goes out and he grabs the belt! The fans boo, the ref tells Gable to put that back. Gable says okay, okay, and he lets Maxxine hold the belt. Gable storms in, drags Sami up, and puts Sami on ropes. Gable CHOKES Sami, lets off, and this is the opening for The Academy!

The fans say don’t, and Maxxine hesitates! Maxxine can’t bring herself to do it! Gable gets mad at her now! Gable tells her to get over here! Maxxine steps forward, and Gable says they have talked about this over and over again. Sami goes to a corner, and he gears up! Sami runs in, Gable moves! Sami avoids hitting Maxxine! O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY!! Bridging cover, TWO!!! Sami escapes and Gable can’t believe it!! Gable is blaming Maxxine!? She almost got hit in all that! She apologizes all the same but Gable gets in her face! Maxxine pleads with Gable, but HERE COMES OTIS! Otis won’t let Gable get at Maxxine anymore!

The fans are thunderous as Otis is standing up to mean Gable, but then Sami FLIES! Gable pulls Otis into the way! Otis is down, Gable goes up! MOONSAULT onto Sami AND Otis!! Gable puts Sami in, having used his pawns! Gable goes up again, for a MOONSAULT, but Sami moves! CORNER EXPLODER! The fans are thunderous as Sami goes corner to corner and back again! But Gable bails out in time! The fans boo but Sami hobbles out after Gable. Sami SMACKS Gable off the desk, then whips again, but Gable reverses! Sami goes up, but Gable YANKS him down! ANKLE LOCK!! Sami flails, the ref reprimands, and Sami rolls to throw Gable, into Maxxine!!

Otis sees that, and is PISSED! The fans are thunderous and Gable says that wasn’t his fault! That was Sami’s! They gotta beat Sami! Gable slips into the ring, and he tells Otis to finish Sami! Otis hesitates, he knows Sami couldn’t have done that on purpose. And yet… Maxxine calls to Otis and tells him not to! But her leg gives out and so Otis goes to her side. The fans cheer as Otis does the right thing and gets Maxxine outta there. Gable is furious but Otis ignores his shouting. Gable is all alone, for a HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, Sami wins!!

Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall (still WWE Intercontinental Champion)

Gable’s grudge has pushed away everyone close to him, he only has himself to blame. And in the end, justice is served as Sami stands tall with the title! What is next for both of them now that this trilogy is over?

 

Backstage interview with Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn.

Cathy Kelley is with the NEW Women’s Tag Team Champions, and knows they are emotional after their big win. A career highlight to say the least, what does this mean to them? It means so much! They promised to win out, and they did. Those other four had zero chance when these two had ALL of Scotland behind them. And she means ALL of Scotland. No way were they letting anyone down tonight. And they plan on keeping these belts for a long, long time.

 

WWE Women’s Championship: Bayley VS Piper Niven w/ Chelsea Green!

The Role Model’s road back to the top this year started with the Royal Rumble, and ended with her dethroning Iyo Sky at WrestleMania 40. However, the Scottish Bonecrusher has been walking a much longer, much harder road just to get this moment. Will Piper add to Scotland’s wins tonight in front of her own friends and family? Or will Bayley show that not every hometown hero gets a happy ending?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the face of this women’s division!

The bell rings and the fans still sing for Bayley while she circles with Piper. They step up, the fans fire up more, and then Bayley shoves Piper. Piper fires off and Bayley hits back! The fans cheer, Bayley headlocks, but Piper powers out to run Bayley over! Bayley flounders to a corner, Chelsea talks smack, and Bayley gets back up. Bayley goes for a leg but Piper scoops Bayley to SLAM her! Bayley bails out, Piper distracts the ref, and Chelsea SLAPS Bayley! Chelsea talks more smack but Bayley storms up on her! Piper goes out to get in Bayley’s way, so Bayley fires forearms! Piper throws hands, then HEADBUTTS Bayley down!

The fans rally for Piper, she puts Bayley in, but Bayley comes back to waistlock. Piper runs to buck the O’Coner, then runs, but Bayley avoids the splash! Piper sits up, Bayley fires hands! Bayley CLUBS Piper, CLUBS her again, then CLUBS again! Bayley runs but Chelsea swipes at her! So Bayley STOMPS Chelsea’s hand! Chelsea protests to the ref but the ref says she shouldn’t be on the apron. Chelsea gets all mad at the ref, pushing and pulling at him, so the ref EJECTS Chelsea! The fans love that! Chelsea is furious but the fans sing “Hey Hey Hey~, Goodbye~!” Piper is upset but she runs up on Bayley. Bayley gets around, roll up, TWO!

Bayley SHOTGUNS Piper down and Piper goes to a corner. Bayley storms up, brings Piper out, but Piper scoops! Bayley slips to the apron, RAMS into Piper, then reels her into the ropes. Piper throws body shots in return, then HOTSHOTS Bayley! Bayley falls to the floor, the fans fire up, and Piper goes out to the apron. Piper lines up a shot, to CANNONBALL! The fans fire up with Piper and this Scottish steamroller storms back over to Bayley. Piper puts Bayley in, lines up another one, and KICKS Bayley in the side. Bayley flounders, but Piper SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Bayley survives but Piper keeps her cool.

Piper looms over Bayley, Bayley fires body shots and forearms! Piper HEADBUTTS Bayley right down! Piper steadies herself, then she storms back up on Bayley. Bayley rises but Piper whips her to a corner. Piper runs up to SPLASH! Piper whips corner to corner, runs in and hits a BACK ELBOW! And a LARIAT! Bayley slumps in the corner, Piper whips her corner to corner again. Bayley manages to slips out and Piper hits buckles! Bayley bumps Piper off buckles, fires some HEADBUTTS in return, but Piper SMACKS Bayley off the corner! The fans rally up, Piper drags Bayley up, and suplexes her back in hard! Cover, TWO!

Bayley survives again but Piper seethes. Piper kicks Bayley around, drags her up, and the fans sing for Piper now. Piper reels Bayley in, suplexes, but Bayley fights that to a DDT! Piper tumbles out of the ring and the fans rally up again. Bayley builds speed and DIVES! Piper staggers then drops to a knee, but Bayley gets her up. Piper RAMS Bayley into the apron! Bayley slumps down again, Piper puts her in the ring, but Bayley gets Piper in the ropes! Piper still RAMS Bayley into a corner! Piper CLUBS Bayley, but Bayley powers Piper through ropes! Bayley kicks away on Piper, lets off as the ref counts, and then goes up for a GUILLOTINE HOTSHOT!

Piper flounders in the ropes, Bayley goes up again! GUILLOTINE ELBOW DROP! Piper falls into the ring, Bayley goes back up! CANNONBALL! Bayley pushes Piper into the drop zone, goes back up, and MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO!! Piper survives and the fans fire up! Both women slowly rise, Piper staggers to a corner. Bayley runs corner to corner, but into an URENAGE! Piper then SENTONS again! Cover, TWO!! Bayley survives another flattening and Piper is beside herself! The fans fire up again and Piper rises. Piper drags Bayley into a drop zone, goes up the corner and has Glasgow behind her! But Bayley gets up first!

Bayley follows Piper up, CLUBS away, but Piper hits with elbows! Bayley falls back, Piper adjusts, but Bayley returns! SUPER BAYLEY2BELLY!! But both women are down and here comes NACHO CHELSEA! The ref knows it’s still THE Chelsea, but he misses Bayley make the cover! The ref sees it now, counts, TWO!! Bayley WRECKS Chelsea with a dropkick, then throws her into barriers! Bayley hurries to get Piper up, hooks her in, but Piper wrenches free! Scoop and PIPER VIPER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Bayley shocks everyone but the fans are thunderous! Piper drags Bayley back to a drop zone and she goes up top!

But Bayley DRPOKICKS the legs out! Piper stumbles out, Bayley runs in, but into a SCRAPBUSTER to the floor!! The fans rally even harder as Piper gets Bayley back in the ring. Piper storms in after Bayley, to SENTON FLOP as Bayley moves! Bayley hurries to hook Piper up but Piper powers out to HEADBUTT! Bayley runs up, tilt-o-whirl, CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, BAYLEY WINS!!

Winner: Bayley, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s Champion)

Scotland can’t believe that Piper couldn’t pull it off! They’ve gone 1-1 tonight, will Drew McIntyre help them get back up? As for Bayley, she’s gonna head for SummerSlam now, will Nia Jax succeed where Piper failed?

 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest VS Drew McIntyre!

This is the moment of truth. The Punisher being Senor Money in the Bank took this title at WrestleMania 40 after The Scottish Warrior took his eye off the ball. But now, in his home country, McIntyre could have his fairytale ending, the perfect moment he could never have even dreamed of. And best of all, Judgment Day is banned from ringside, so it will be all about champion VS challenger! Will Priest prove he doesn’t need pawns to stay on the throne? Or will McIntyre finally make this HIS kingdom?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly championship material!

The bell rings and the fans are already singing for “OH~, Drew McIntyre~!” Priest and McIntyre stare down, the fans change up the song, and the two tie up. They’re in a deadlock, go back and forth, and then McIntyre puts Priest in a corner. McIntyre then THROWS Priest away! The fans fire up as McIntyre flexes! Priest brushes that off, gets up, but McIntyre LARIATS! And LARIATS! Then dodges to clothesline Priest up and out! McIntyre builds speed to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Priest in a heap! The fans are thunderous as McIntyre rises up! McIntyre stands Priest up to CHOP, then clinches. Priest CLAWS the eyes!

Priest POSTS McIntyre, then brings him around to RAM into the barriers! The fans still rally for McIntyre but Priest soaks up the heat. Priest puts McIntyre in the ring, storms up the ropes, and FLYING FOREARMS! McIntyre staggers while Priest swaggers. Priest taunts the fans that this is their guy, then runs up to STINGER- NO! McIntyre catches Priest and brings him out! Priest throws elbows, but McIntyre CHOPS! And ROCKS! McIntyre whips, Priest reverses and ROKCS McIntyre! Priest runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Jackknife bridge, TWO! Priest stays in this but McIntyre stays focused.

McIntyre looms over Priest, brings him up, and CHOPS! Priest is stinging but McIntyre ROCKS him! The fans continue to swing, but Priest clinches for a FLATLINER! McIntyre flounders to a corner, but Priest runs corner to corner, STINGER SPLASH! Priest brings McIntyre in to suplex, BROKEN ARROW! Cover, TWO! McIntyre stays in this and Priest is annoyed. Priest drags McIntyre up but McIntyre CHOPS! Priest knees low, ROCKS him with a right, then runs up on McIntyre, but McIntyre BOOTS! McIntyre goes up and out?! Priest gets under the leap, McIntyre rolls through, and then he scoops! MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!

Priest stays in this but McIntyre keeps calm. McIntyre watches Priest rise, then reels him in to underhook! But Priest fights free of Future Shock and bails out! The fans boo but McIntyre storms out after Priest! And SMACKS him off the desk! And then throws him into the hydration station! The fans cheer that, then McIntyre CHOPS! Priest leans against the steel steps but McIntyre promises more. McIntyre puts Priest in the ring, ROCKS him, and ROCKS him again! GLASGOW- ROUNDHOUSE! Priest intercepts the kiss with a foot! Priest runs and LEAPS, but the ropes trip him up! Priest is stuck, so McIntyre fires off stomps!

The fans cheer as McIntyre is all fired up! The ref works to free Priest but McIntyre makes sure Cole knows how he feels. McIntyre goes up the apron, wonders what’s wrong, and steps inside. He can’t win the title like this! McIntyre drags Priest up, undoes the rope tangle, then CHOPS! Priest sits down, McIntyre drags him back up. Deadlift suplex! Cover, TWO! Priest stays in this, but McIntyre stays on him. McIntyre pulls on the ponytail, then CHOPS! Priest hobbles, McIntyre whips, but Priest holds ropes! Priest BOOTS back, shakes out the legs, then LARIATS! Priest snarls and brings down the straps, but fans boo.

Priest says he’ll end this now, and waits on McIntyre to stand. But McIntyre blocks the choke grip! McIntyre swings, Priest dodges, but then McIntyre POSTS him! Underhooks, FUTURE SHOCK! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives but the fans fire up for McIntyre. McIntyre watches Priest sit back up then go to a corner. McIntyre runs up to CHOP! McIntyre whips corner to corner, but Priest BOOTS McIntyre down! Priest hobbles a bit more, shakes the bad leg out, then tells off the fans. Priest climbs a corner, but McIntyre rises to ROCK him first! And CHOP! The fans “WOO~!” and McIntyre climbs up to get Priest.

McIntyre fires hands, then tells Priest up his! But Priest slips out of the fireman’s carry to CLUB McIntyre! Priest gets the crucifix, and on one leg, RAZOR’S EDGE!! Cover, TWO!! Priest is beside himself but the fans cheer as McIntyre stays in this! Priest shakes out the bad leg, eggs McIntyre on, and McIntyre says UP YOURS! They throw hands back and forth, the fans all cheering when McIntyre hits but booing Priest. The two stand, still throw shots, and they pick up speed! It’s a scrap and the fans love it! McIntyre gets the edge with those windmill shots, but Priest ROCKS McIntyre right back! McIntyre staggers, but ROCKS Priest!

Priest wobbles, but he ROCKS McIntyre again! Then he KICKS, KICKS, and ROLLING- GLASGOW KISS!! But Priest ROUNDHOUSES! The bad leg limits him a bit, but he ROLLING ROUNDHOUSES! McIntyre stays on his feet, eggs Priest on, then ducks a kick to hit a NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up while both men are down! McIntyre builds up energy, and the fans can feel it! KIP UP! The Hydro reaches a new level as McIntyre shakes the ropes! But Priest bails out, even before the countdown! McIntyre storms over, but Priest trips him! Priest drags McIntyre out, but get a GLASGOW KISS! McIntyre runs up, CLAYMORE!! Priest goes through barriers!!

The fans are losing their minds, and McIntyre drags Priest up from the wreckage. The ring count is climbing, but McIntyre pushes Priest in at 5 of 10. McIntyre says let’s try this again. McIntyre aims from a corner, “THREE! TWO! ONE!” CLAY- HCOKE GRIPO! SOUTH OF HEAVEN!!! But Priest can’t cover!! He has to crawl over, covers, TWO!!! McIntyre survives because of the delay and the fans are loving it! Priest is frustrated, but “This is Awesome!” Priest drags himself up with ropes, then he storms after McIntyre. Priest hoists McIntyre up top, CHOPS, then CHOPS again! Priest climbs, but McIntyre CHOPS back!

McIntyre HEADBUTTS Priest away, adjusts, but Priest GAMANGIRIS! The bad leg makes that tricky, but then he tells the ref to back off. Priest goes up, to SUPER STEINER!! Priest hobbles, into a CLAYMORE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Priest survives and no one can believe it, least of all McIntyre! The fans rally up, they want McIntyre to hit another one! McIntyre nods and he rises up again. McIntyre stands Priest up, then OVERHEAD SUPLEXES! Priest flounders, McIntyre hurries after him and stands him back up. McIntyre CHOPS, Priest wobbles, and another clinch! Priest fights with fists, but McIntyre RAMS him into a corner!

The ref avoids getting hit but now he’s hobbling! Priest BELL CLAPS, gets around, but McIntyre SHOVES Priest into the ref!! CLAY- POWERBOMB!! Priest choke grips, SOUTH OF- NO, McIntyre slips free! CLAYMORE!!! Cover, but there’s no ref to count!! McIntyre would’ve won by now, twice over! Wait, a second ref slides in, but stops?!? THAT’S CM PUNK!!!!! He says deuces, Drew! McIntyre says you son of a… McIntyre grabs Punk by the THROAT, but Punk LOW BLOWS McIntyre!! Punk bails outta there while fans boo! Priest is up, the other ref is up, choke grip! SOUTH OF HEAVEN!!!! Cover, Priest wins!

Winner: Damian Priest, by pinfall (still WWE World Heavyweight Champion)

McIntyre claimed it was Punk’s fault at WrestleMania, but he can definitely blame Punk this time! Will Punk pay dearly for this? Priest survives thanks to the Second City Saint, but now The King of the Ring, Gunther, will be coming for him at SummerSlam. Will Priest definitely need some back up against Der Ring General? Or will they #ALLRISE in The Land?


My Thoughts:

An awesome Clash at the Castle, even if the Glasgow crowd wasn’t all that happy in the end. The moment Alba & Isla won the tag titles, I had a bad feeling McIntyre wasn’t going to win his match. That was an awesome match, but Priest getting stuck in the ropes was a scary moment. Hopefully he’s okay, that definitely had to suck. But a very clever move to have a ref spot and CM Punk to be the second ref. And they framed the shot so perfect to be a plot twist for us watching at home. Again, the crowd wasn’t happy about it but that’s just good storytelling for this ongoing McIntyre VS Punk feud. If McIntyre doesn’t give Punk like three Claymores before winning at SummerSlam, it won’t be enough payback.

But what a great moment for Alba & Isla to win here. The Women’s Tag Triple Threat was maybe a little too fast and too furious as Jade did botch that springboard attack, but she didn’t let it bother her. And then great use of the Triple Threat format for Alba & Isla to snipe the win, this can definitely turn into a feud between the Raw teams while Jade & Bianca maybe have to fight back up on SmackDown, or maybe even fall apart as a team. Really, anything can happen now. And as great as Piper was tonight, for the same reasons as McIntyre not winning, Piper did not win because Bayley is getting on that underdog Face champ track again, heading for SummerSlam and Nia Jax at full speed.

Great stuff in the Intercontinental Championship. It wasn’t quite how I saw it going, but Otis coming so close to hitting Gable was really good, and Otis rising above to worry more about Maxxine than anything else was a good move. Gable loses again, surely won’t get another title shot, but might end up having a match with Otis to kinda determine if Otis breaks free or is forever under Gable’s command. Sami can face just about anyone between here and SummerSlam, but I’m thinking it’s either Bron Breakker or Ilja Dragunov given how those two are bringing the intensity, which Sami can certainly match when he really wants to.

And then that I Quit match, as an opener that was like, 40 minutes I think, that was some great stuff. Naturally Cody found a way to bleed, and they got Mama Rhodes in on the action in a great way. But I do feel Styles giving up to the steel steps being brought in was a bit anticlimactic and abrupt. Maybe they realized they were going long and didn’t want to take the entire first hour just to get all the plot points in. But as great as Styles is, of course Cody was retaining here. Maybe, just maybe, Styles tries to win MITB for that one last chance, but he’ll have to qualify first so we’ll see how that goes. Meanwhile, Bloodline making their presence known, you can bet we’ll get a Six Man Tag of Solo, Tama & Loa VS Cody, Randy & Kevin, and we probably get Solo VS Cody for MITB.

My Score: 9/10


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