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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (5/27/24)

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Monday Night Raw is LIV(E)!

Liv Morgan took on The Man for the WWE Women’s World Championship, and WON! But not without some controversy. Will Becky get her belt back Big Time? Or will we still have to #WatchLiv?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Braun Strowman VS JD McDonagh w/ The Judgment Day; Braun wins.
  • Ricochet VS Ilja Dragunov; Ricochet wins, by disqualification.
  • The Authors of Pain w/ The Final Testament VS The Creed Brothers w/ Ivy Nile; The AOP win.
  • Lyra Valkyria VS Kairi Sane w/ Dakota Kai; Lyra wins.
  • Carlito VS Rey Mysterio w/ The LWO; Rey wins.
  • Otis w/ Chad Gable VS Bronson Reed; Bronson wins.
  • WWE Women’s World Championship Steel Cage Match: Liv Morgan VS Becky Lynch; Liv wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Ludwig Kaiser is in the ring.

The Impeccable German says, “Ladies and gentlemen…! I demand ALL YOUR GRATITUDE…! For Der Ring General, and YOUR KING! OF THE RING…! GUUUUNTHERRR!” And with that, the 2024 King of the Ring makes his entrance! The 23rd King of the Ring all time, Gunther overcame the Apex Predator, but the fans here in Savannah, Georgia aren’t happy about it. Gunther joins Kaiser in the ring, crown in one hand and microphone in the other. The fans chant “We Want Randy!” but Gunther just smirks. Gunther then says that on Saturday, he beat Randy Orton, and he is now the rightful King of the Ring.

With that said, Gunther also earned the opportunity to challenge the World Heavyweight champion at SummerSlam. So let’s talk about the current World Heavyweight Champion, Damian Priest. And Gunther has followed Priest’s path. Ever since Rhea Ripley went down with injury, Priest really stepped up and took responsibility. Gunther admires that, as he is a man himself who succeeds in taking on responsibility. The Intercontinental Championship lacked prestige, and it was on Gunther to step up and become the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time! The fans boo again but Gunther continues.

“The King of the Ring Tournament was lacking prestige, and again, I had to step up and raise it to levels and heights never seen before! And now the World Heavyweight Championship is lacking prestige, because the champion won it by taking a shortcut! And I don’t appreciate-” WAIT! Here comes that World Heavyweight Champion! Priest has Finn Balor & JD McDonagh by his side as he storms down to the ring. Priest has them hang back while he joins Gunther in the ring, and Gunther even has Kaiser step out. Priest gets himself a mic, the fans cheer.

Priest says, “Prestige? Shortcuts? Look man, you are the King of the Ring, you’ve got that adorable crown right there to prove it. And, you do get a shot at SummerSlam. But let’s be real here, like, you think you earned something? We all saw you did not beat Randy Orton. You’ve proved nothing! You want a pat on the back, great, I’ll give you a pat on the back. But you wanna take credit for something? Take credit for costing Randy Orton a shot. You wanna talk about shortcuts, dog, yeah I cashed in. But you know why? Because I earned a briefcase in a ladder match. That’s how that works.

“And yeah, I cashed in. I cashed in just like a lot of others cashed in before me. That’s how that works. I gotta ask you, dog, do you get how business around here works? I can teach you a lesson.” Both men smirk, and Gunther says, “It doesn’t matter to me who you think about this, I focus on the facts. And the facts are, I am the King of the Ring. And if you’re still the champion at SummerSlam, I’m gonna challenge you for that title. And in terms of teaching me about the business… Well, maybe you can. Business is not my expertise, and also, I’m kinda waiting for it. Because ever since I stepped in this company, I’m waiting for anyone to teach me anything after that bell has rung!”

Gunther says he can’t teach Priest business, but he can teach Priest about this great sport! This sport that Gunther loves and protects with everything he has. So Priest has two options: either he gives this stupid business lecture before this match and address Gunther as King; or give it to him after, and call him World Heavyweight Champion. Priest says that’s good. Priest respects Gunther’s IC title reign. But as YOUR World Champion, what can Gunther teach Priest that he doesn’t already know? Priest and Gunther at SummerSlam, they’ll go to war- WAIT! Now here comes The Scottish Terminator, Drew McIntyre!

The fans are torn as McIntyre gets his pyro and joins the conversation in the ring. The fans taunt McIntyre with chants of “C M PUNK! C M PUNK!” McIntyre asks to address this quick or else the fans won’t shut up. McIntyre tells the fans that CM Punk’s been back for six months now, and the highlight of his return has been McIntyre. Let’s be honest, if McIntyre didn’t hurt Punk, he would’ve screwed up, gotten fired, and have nowhere else to go. You’re welcome, Punk! But anyway, hi, nice to meet you, this is Drew McIntyre, the #1 Contender. And Gunther does realize McIntyre’s gonna be World Champion in less than three weeks, doesn’t he?

Gunther says that’s a good point. Gunther takes his leave, and Priest says he wants to be clear with McIntyre. He isn’t looking past McIntyre or anything, it’s just that he knows what’ll happen when they’re done. McIntyre says he’s trying to help Priest, to lift him up, and to have the best possible version of him. He’s spreading himself too thin! Judgment Day is screwing up left and right, no offense to Finn. “Dum Dum” Dom went to Saudi Arabia just to screw up! Seems ever since Mami got hurt and took away the real leader, this group’s gone to hell. That’s why McIntyre is here to help. Priest needs to focus on what is important: that world championship!

Priest doesn’t realize what’s coming for him. McIntyre will paint a picture: Wade Barrett, Fit Finlay, William Regal, British Bulldog, what do they all have in common? They’re UK legends, but they’ve won exactly ZERO world titles. McIntyre is the only one to ever do it, he’s done it three times, soon to be four times! Do tape study, Clash at the Castle last time, how crazy the fans went! They broke Roman Reigns mentally! If not for Solo Sikoa, McIntyre would’ve won. And now they’re going to Glasgow, Scotland, McIntyre’s home, so here’s a geography lesson since they don’t teach that here in America! The fans start a “U S A! U S A!” chant in response.

McIntyre says he’s a citizen now, he’s just telling the truth. But hey, last time, Wales was here, England next to it, Scotland way up there. And Scots are the most passionate people in the world! McIntyre has been the Terminator, the Warrior, the Psychopath! And in Scotland, he’s just “Drew,” cuz they’re all like that. Priest is walking into a war zone. Those fans are gonna break Priest’s spirit, McIntyre will break his body, and so far Priest’s been overshadowed by two guys that’ve been hurt. McIntyre just got cleared, and now he’ll take that bloody title! Fans are torn, but Priest laughs it off. That’s McIntyre’s game plan? What?

Was that McIntyre’s best shot? That the fans will boo him? Drew, Priest literally has made a living off proving people wrong. McIntyre should know that won’t work. Priest will talk some truth. Is Mrs. McIntyre gonna be there? What’s her name again? McIntyre tells Priest to choose his words carefully. Priest could care less. He just wanted to see how easy it was to get under McIntyre’s skin, and he clearly did. Priest wants to see if McIntyre is man enough to do something about it, but it looks like- BRAAAAUN~! The Monster Among Men is no longer waiting, he wants his fight with The Irish Ace now!

Braun storms into the ring, stares Priest right in the eye because he’s just that big, but Priest just smirks. Priest tells JD to handle this, but that’s a tall task. Will JD even survive tonight? We find out, after the break.

 

Braun Strowman VS JD McDonagh w/ The Judgment Day!

Raw returns and JD runs up, but Braun catches him! Braun trophy lifts JD over his head! The fans fire up but JD fights free! JD KICKS and KICKS and KICKS but Braun TOSESS JD to a corner! JD ducks the splash, tries again, but Braun YANKS JD up and away! JD bails out, Finn checks on him, and JD gets back in. JD and Braun circle, then Finn distracts Braun! JD CLUBS Braun, but Braun HEADBUTTS JD! JD goes to a corner, Braun CLUBS him! Finn distracts Braun more, but Braun still TOSSES JD across the way! The fans fire up with Braun and he stalks JD. JD goes to a corner, Braun runs up, but JD dodges the splash!

JD KICKS a leg, but Braun DECKS JD! Braun drags JD up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! Braun dusts himself off, then KICKS JD in the side! JD flounders, Finn tries to distract again. JD gets up to CHOP, CHOP, and CHOP, but Braun doesn’t flinch! Braun CHOPS JD right off his feet! Braun flexes, then drags JD back up. Braun puts JD in a corner, goes corner to corner, and SPLASHES! JD flops and flounders, but Braun storms back over. JD CHOPS, but Braun HEADBUTTS! Braun says that big head hurts to hit. Braun stands JD up to TOSS back to a corner, then he runs up, but JD trips Braun up! Braun POSTS himself!

Braun tumbles to the floor, the ring count begins. Braun rises at 5 of 10 so JD goes out after him. JD CHOP BLOCKS Braun’s leg! JD nods as he finally has Braun down, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Braun shoves JD away. JD comes back to dropkick the bad leg! JD puts the leg around ropes but Braun CLUBS JD and shoves him again. Braun runs up to LARIAT! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Braun and JD slowly rise, Braun shoves JD away to then back drop him! JD flops to the apron, Finn helps him up, and Braun shakes out the bad leg. The fans rally, Braun rises, and Braun hears the fans fire up! Braun says time to get on the track! The Strowman Express hobbles but he still CLOBBERS JD! JD tumbles away, Braun roars, and Braun drags JD up to get him in the ring.

JD scrambles away, Braun hobbles after him, and he scoops. But Finn gets on the apron! The ref reprimands, Braun dumps JD to TOSS Finn into the ring! Finn flounders, the ref is busy with him, and here comes Carlito! Carlito CLUBS Braun, but that just pisses Braun off! Braun grabs Carlito by his hair and DECKS him! But JD RISING HEADBUTTS! JD CHOP BLOCKS the big leg, to run and tilt-o-whirl, into a MONSTER SLAM!! Cover, Braun wins!

Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall

But now Carlito and Finn mug Braun! The fans boo but Braun busts free! Braun TOSSES Finn, CLOBBERS Carlito, and roars again! But JD SMACKS him with a chair! It does nothing but make Braun frown! The fans tell JD he just F’d up! Braun turns around, SLAPS the chair down, and JD runs away! Judgment Day regroups but Braun pursues, he’s not finished with them yet! Is Judgment Day gonna need more people to stop The Monster Among Men?

 

Backstage interview with Liv Morgan.

Cathy Kelley is with the NEW WWE Women’s World Champion, and congratulates her on the win at King & Queen of the Ring. Does Liv have any remorse over how she won? Nope. But she didn’t know Dom was gonna do that. Meanwhile, Liv has Becky reminding everyone at every chance she gets that Liv had never beaten her 1v1, and then with Dom’s interference, it’s technically still true. But Liv isn’t here to talk about Dom, she’s hear to talk about finally being THE Women’s World Champion! And if she’s gonna hold the title, she does need to beat Becky straight up. That’s why Liv is defending her title in her first ever Steel Cage Match.

And that way, it’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, just her beating Becky 1v1. The Liv Morgan Revenge Tour isn’t over, it is just getting started. If you don’t believe, #WatchMe.

 

Judgment Day regroups backstage.

Finn asks Carlito what took him so long to show up. Carlito says he was waiting for the right time! Priest says that didn’t work. Where’s JD? Probably still being chased by Braun. Priest says just find JD, bring him back to the clubhouse and they’ll figure it out. Finn says consider it done. Finn asks which direction JD and Braun went? Carlito says probably that way. Will they find JD in one piece?

 

Ricochet gets checked by the trainers.

He should be good as tolerated. Adam Pearce checks in and says that’s good news. As much as Pearce advises against it, if Ricochet is cleared, then he can compete. Good, because Ricochet wants Bron Breakker. Well, Bron is at home, he’s been fined and suspended for the week, he has to pay for crossing the line. But the match will happen, all in due time. Ilja Dragunov walks in and thanks Ricochet for taking the hit. Bron is a maniac. If Ricochet didn’t push Ilja, well… But if Ricochet is healed up, let’s go another round. Then good, how about tonight? Well, no, Dragunov fights people and he breaks them, but he doesn’t fight broken people.

Ricochet says he is money, ain’t never been broke. Medical says he’s good, so Pearce, make it happen. Pearce says if they want it, it is official. Seriously? Ricochet says deadly. Get your gear. The One and Only heads out, but will he regret running right into the path of another runaway train?

Ricochet VS Ilja Dragunov!

Raw returns and The Mad Dragon makes his entrance. QR Code weirdness happens, the bell rings and Dragunov says those bad ribs are clearly not 100%. Ricochet still DROPKICKS Dragunov anyway! Dragunov goes to a corner, Ricochet fires an UPPERCUT! Dragunov CHOPS back, CHOPS again, then storms up to CHOP int he corner! Dragunov whips corner to corner, Ricochet goes up and over, but those ribs slow him down. Dragunov waistlocks, GERMAN SUPELXES, but Ricochet lands out! Ricochet KNEES low again and again, then ROLLING- NO, Dragunov gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX!

Dragunov holds on and says this is what Ricochet wanted! GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov drags Ricochet up again, but Ricochet fights with elbows. The fans rally, Ricochet pries the waistlock but Dragunov shifts to HAMMER away with elbows! Then he GOTCH LIFT BACK SUPELXES! Bridging cover, TWO! Ricochet escapes, Dragunov storms up on the corner, but Ricochet ROCKS him with a forearm! Dragunov springs up to PELE! Then he gets Ricochet up, but Ricochet slips free! Ricochet kicks, Dragunov blocks and FLIPS Ricochet, to then KNEE him down! Ricochet tumbles out of the ring, the fans fire up, and Dragunov bites the ropes as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Dragunov fires forearms back and forth with Ricochet! Ricochet UPPERCUTS, but Dragunov fires boxing elbows! Dragunov ROCKS Ricochet, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Ricochet flounders, Dragunov runs, CONSTANTINE- JUMP KNEE! Dragunov tumbles out of the ring, Ricochet snarls and builds speed! Ricochet DIVES, direct hit into the barriers! The fans fire up as Ricochet gets back in the ring. Dragunov staggers to the ramp side, and Ricochet DIVES again! But Dragunov catches Ricochet and RAMS him into the apron! Dragunov hauls Ricochet back up, but Ricochet fights the bomb!

Ricochet kicks Dragunov from the apron, then refreshes the count. Ricochet ASAI MOONSAULTS off the corner! Down go both Ricochet and Dragunov and the ref checks then both. Ricochet rises, Dragunov is dazed, but “This is Awesome!” as Ricochet puts Dragunov in. Ricochet climbs, rises, 450 but has to roll through as Dragunov moves! Dragunov BOOTS! Ricochet UPPERCUTS! Ricochet ROCKS Dragunov, Dragunov springs up to LARIAT! Dragunov drags Ricochet up, runs, CONSTANTINE SPECIAL! Cover, TWO! Ricochet is still in this and Dragunov is surprised! Dragunov snarls and fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!”

Ricochet rises, Dragunov CHOPS him in the corner! And CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! The fans “WOO~!” with every CHOP, but the ref counts. Dragunov lets off, runs side to side, but he blocks the superkick! Dragunov ROCKS Ricochet, reels him in, and POWERBOMBS him down! Both men fall, the fans fire back up, and Dragunov drags himself to ropes. Dragunov climbs the corner, the fans rally, and Dragunov blows a kiss before he goes COAST2- SUPERKICK!! Ricochet fires up, the fans are thunderous, and Ricochet runs in for the RECOIL!! Cover, TWO?!? Dragunov survives and Ricochet is stunned!

The fans rally as hard as they can as Ricochet rises! Ricochet goes up the corner, but Dragunov rises to SLAP him! Dragunov climbs up after Ricochet but Ricochet CLUBS away on Dragunov! Dragunov fires forearms in return! Ricochet HEADBUTTS again and again! Dragunov falls, Ricochet rises, and SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! BUT BRON IS HERE AND HE SPEARS RICOCHET!!!

Winner: Ricochet, by disqualification

So much for being suspended and at home! Dragunov gets up to CHOP Bron, CHPO again, and CHOP again! Bron just shoves Dragunov and SPEARS him down!! The refs and producers rush out here to reprimand Bron, and Pearce asks what the hell he’s even doing here! Bron just grins and leaves. Pearce follows, tells him to do what he’s told! Bron frowns at Pearce, but he still leaves the building. Is Bron going to keep leaving bodies laying as he goes?

 

Raw returns with Cathy Kelley.

She is nearby as Pearce continues to chew Bron out over defying suspension. Surely Pearce is second guessing his choice to draft Bron in the first place. Kiana James walks over to offer her help, and Pearce accepts. Will Kiana help Pearce figure out the Bron problem?

 

The Awesome Truth are running an ice cream truck?

The Miz says this is actually a great idea for Memorial Day. Truth hands him a Drumstick but Miz asks why he’s in all white. Truth says represent the flavor. Oh, so Miz is vanilla, and Truth is- Yep, strawberry! What was Miz gonna say? The New Day walk over and asks what was Miz gonna say. St-Strawberry, obviously! Can they help The New Day? Yes, actually. Are they doing the Memorial Day raffle for a title opportunity? Miz says no, Truth says yes. Truth asks why. Because they’re WWE superstars, not bingo callers! Hokey pokey? That was last week. But well they’re closed. Truth shuts the window, Miz gives Woods the Drumstick.

And then Karrion Kross walks over. Enjoying the sun and the ice cream? They sigh that Karrion Kross, middle name Criss, is here. But let’s skip the cryptic comments and get to the match. No, he’s not doing that, he’s trying to help. Namely help Woods. Kofi’s had his time in the spotlight. The top of WWE is a number’s game and Woods doesn’t have it. Kross has faith in Woods, but Woods won’t get to the top until he cuts this New Day crap out. Watch AOP tonight and see what he’s telling them. Watch AOP? What? No! Woods isn’t breaking up a 10 year friendship and the greatest tag team in WWE history just because Kross asked nicely!

In other words, NO! So jump jump on outta here. Get it? Kross says typical. When is Kofi gonna let Woods shine? When he retires? Then Kross can help him look into some early retirement plans. Woods keeps things from getting physical, and tells Kross to tell “Tokka and Rahzar” that when they’re in the ring against New Day, New Day will show you how much they got left in the tank. Oh so we’re doing this the hard way? Good, that’s Kross’ favorite. Kross leaves, Woods says Miz was not gonna say strawberry. But whatever flavor we’re talking, who tastes sweet, sweet victory and the other bitter defeat?

The Authors of Pain w/ The Final Testament VS The Creed Brothers w/ Ivy Nile!

The teams sort out and The AOP just attack! Akam fires off on Julius, Rezar has Brutus! Akam DECKS Julius but Brutus fights him off! But Rezar fireman’s carries! CORNER DEATH VALLEY! Rezar roars, the fans boo, but Ellering says stay on Brutus. Tag to Akam, he DECKS Brutus! Akam puts Brutus on ropes to CHOKE, then he lets off. Kross is amused as Rezar tags in. Rezar and Kam get Brutus up, ATOMIC KNEE! Cover, TWO! Scarlett tells Brutus to just stay down, but the “Albanian Psycho” cranks Brutus’ head in a neck wrench. The fans rally, Brutus endures and fights up, but REzar throws him down!

Tag to the “Punjabi Powerhouse” and he stomps Brutus down. Akam drags Brutus up, whips him to a corner, then roars and runs up, but Brutus dodges! Akam hits buckles, Brutus hurries, hot tag to Julius! Julius goes up and FLYING FOREARMS! Julius BLASTS Rezar for good measure! EXPLODER and kip up! EXPLODER and kip up! Rezar gets in, EXPLODER to kip up! Julius goes up and up to MOONSAULT! Direct hit and Julius brings down the straps! Julius hoists Akam up, Brutus tags in! Brutus climbs, but Scarlett RAMS Ivy into steel steps! That distracts teh Creeds, Akam sends Julius into Brutus! URENAGE!

Tag to Rezar, the AOP get Julius up to DRAG THE LAKE! Cover, AOP wins!

Winners: The Authors of Pain, by pinfall

Ellering deems that #WhataRush! It’s hard to say if The AOP are the new LOD, but will the New Day RIP after taking them on next week?

 

Rey Mysterio speaks.

“Carlito, my old friend. You do know that you were welcomed into the LWO with open arms, right? And if you hadn’t taken the path you’d taken, you still would be my brother. Oh, yes. But your jealousy over Dragon Lee made you bitter. Yor attack on Cruz Del Toro was a huge mistake. And hey, you can run to the Judgment Day all day long, and maybe they’ll welcome you with open arms like I did. But those days are over. When we step in the ring tonight, you’re not gonna find an old friend across from you. You’re gonna find out what happens when you cross the LWO. You’re gonna find out what happens when you cross Rey Mysterio!”

The King of Lucha has issued his ultimatum, will Caribbean Cool

 

Sheamus walks the halls.

The Celtic Warrior returns after his defeat to Gunther, and then we hear Braun shouting for JD! JD is spotted talking to… Liv Morgan? And then he runs away before the Monster can get him! Sheamus just chuckles and continues to gorilla, what will The Fella have to say after weeks of Ludwig Kaiser running him down?

 

WWE remembers the fallen today on Memorial Day.

“Home of the Free Because of the Brave.” – Unknown

“What does it mean to be selfless? To have the courage to put all else first for a greater cause? In every generation, there are those who put everything before themselves. And on this day, we honor them. The men and women who fought for our freedom. From the first World War to Desert Storm. From Normandy to Afghanistan. Today, we look back at the moments that define our history. The struggles, their battles. Today, we show our gratitude to those who shaped us, who guided us, who ensured our values would live forever. Today, we show reverence and respect. Today, we say ‘Thank you.'”

 

Sheamus heads to the ring!

Savannah, Georgia fires up as The Fella makes his way out. Sheamus gets the mic to say, “I’m out of breath walking out here! Savannah, what’s the crack? Oh man, I’m amped up just listening to all of you. How ’bout that King of the Ring, huh? Did you enjoy King of the Ring? Great matches, right? Great matches! Nothing but banger after banger, after banger!” The fans take it from there, “AFTER BANGER!” But sadly, no Sheamus. The fans boo but Sheamus says it’s because of that little lap dog, Kaiser, smashed Sheamus’ knee! The fans boo more but Sheamus says he’s not bitter. That’s the name of the game.

But what Sheamus is salty about is that Gunther’s glorified coatrack did nothing but talk trash on Sheamus while Sheamus was waiting to get cleared. But here’s a word for that court jester! Sheamus is back, fella! And he can’t wait to get his hands on that pigeon chest of- Kaiser says hi from the tron! Can Sheamus even see with those old peepers? Kaiser is here, great to see him. Kaiser heard Sheamus crying and complaining like always, and blaming Kaiser for his loss during King of the Ring. Blame Gunther, because Gunther is YOUR King of the Ring, and no one ever stood a chance anyway! Especially not Sheamus.

Y’know, after weeks of hiding at home, acting tough online as a Keyboard Warrior, Sheamus is here trying ot tell Kaiser what to do? You don’t tell Imperium what to do! Kaiser operates- OH JUST SHUT YOUR BLEEDIN’ MOUTH! But hey, should Sheamus listen to this? The fans say no! So Sheamus should go get him? The fans say yes! Sheamus storms back out of the ring, back up the ramp, and back to the backstage area! The camera follows him, Sheamus busts through gorilla to then look for Mr. GQ. The fans cheer Sheamus on but Kaiser AMBUSHES Sheamus! They brawl around and end up back by the stage!

Sheamus turns things around and sends Kaiser out! They brawl by the crowd and the fans fire up! Refs rush in to stop this, as do producers and Pearce himself! These two are separated but the fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT!” The Celtic Warrior and Impeccable German will have to settle this some time, so when and where will it happen?

 

Becky Lynch talks with Lyra Valkyria backstage.

The Man sits with The Morrigan. Saturday didn’t go either of their way. But it isn’t about winning all the time, but about getting better. So lose and learn, win and learn more, until it’s time to walk away. Becky fist bumps Lyra and says they’ve got this. Becky heads out, Lyra is reencouraged, and just in time as Lyra has the Pirate Princess up next! Will the luck of the Irish turn back around tonight?

Lyra Valkyria VS Kairi Sane w/ Dakota Kai!

Raw returns and Lyra makes her entrance. Naturally, Lyra’s ribs are still sore from Nia Jax literally falling on her on Saturday, the tape makes for obvious targets. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Kairi kicks but Lyra blocks! Lyra spins Kairi, waistlocks and SLAMS, then holds on. Kairi fights the waistlock, switches, but Lyra elbows free. Kairi staggers, Lyra SOBATS, KICKS and RAMS into Kairi! Kick and ENZIGIRI! Kairi falls and Lyra grimaces from the rib pain. Lyra drags Kairi up, reels her in, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Lyra grits her teeth, goes up the corner, but Kairi trips her up!

Lyra hits ropes then flops to the mat! Kairi soaks up heat, KICKS Lyra around, then KICKS her again! Kairi AX KICKS Lyra to a corner, then laughs. Kairi brings Lyra up, but Lyra RAMS into her! And again! And then fires forearms! Kairi gives those back, ROCKS Lyra, then fires boxing elbows! The ref counts as they’re against ropes, but Kairi lets off, to URAKEN! Lyra sits down, Kairi stomps along, then runs back to SLIDING D! Kairi stomps Lyra on the apron, then goes up to DOUBLE STOMP! Lyra sputters, Dakota is enjoying this, and Kairi smiles as she steps back inside. Cover, TWO! Lyra toughs it out but Kairi goes up a corner.

Kairi watches Lyra rise up, but Lyra ROCKS her first! Lyra climbs up but Kairi CLUBS Lyra! Lyra still climbs, CLUBS Kairi in return, but Kairi puts Lyra in the Tree of Woe! Kairi adjusts, aims, and WOE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Lyra survives and Kairi is furious! Kairi drags Lyra up, CLUBS her, then drags her back up. The fans rally for Lyra but Lyra is a ragdoll right now. Kairi puts her in the drop zone, goes up top, and IN-SANE ELBOWS into BOOTS! Lyra hurries to OKLAHOMA ROLL! LYRA WINS!!!

Winner: Lyra Valkyria, by pinfall

Dakota rushes in but Lyra gets away! The Morrigan snatches victory from the jaws of defeat, will she still find her way to the top of the Women’s Division?

 

Judgment Day regroups.

Priest sees Finn & Carlito, but where is JD? And wait, what is Carlito doing here anyway? What? They were to meet at the clubhouse. No, Priest said Judgment Day would meet, Carlito is not Judgment Day. And doesn’t he have a match to get ready for? Oh, right. They’ll be out there with him, right? Priest has no response but he does ask Finn where Dom even is. Finn says he’ll catch up with Carlito. Carlito leaves, and Finn says he has no idea where Dom is right now. JD makes it back in, Carlito says he found him! Priest asks JD where he’s been and JD says he’s been chased all night. But JD gave him the slip.

Oh, gave him the slip, huh? Is this something Priest has to handle now? Is it because JD is too busy talking to Liv? Okay, yes, they saw what they saw but they didn’t hear what he was saying. He told Liv that she won’t be Women’s World Champion for very long. Oh? Well, she wouldn’t be champ at all if not for Dom! Speak of the devil. Dom is here, Priest wants the room. JD & Finn head out, and Priest asks Dom what’s going on. Dom says he knows he messed up- Yes, he did, big time. Did he talk to Rhea? Yes, she knows he was just trying to help. He’ll fix it. Oh, he better, and tonight.

Priest says if Dom doesn’t, well, he wouldn’t wanna be in Dom’s shoes. Will Dirty Dom clean up the mess he made before Mami comes back?

 

Iyo Sky watches backsatge.

And she’s disappointed to say the least. Dakota & Kairi walk in, and Iyo throws a fit! Iyo asks what the hecc, then storms out of there. Kairi is stunned, Dakota shakes her head. They let The Evil Genius have her space, but what will it take for DMG CTRL to take control of Raw?

 

Carlito VS Rey Mysterio w/ The LWO!

Caribbean Cool cowardly turned on The LWO but now there’s no running from what he’s done! Will Carlito get what’s coming to him? Or can he get one over on the King of Lucha?

Raw returns and Carlito makes his entrance. He’s alone, if only for now. The bell rings and Rey throws his shirt at Carlito! They circle, the fans rally for Rey, but Carlito bails out. The fans boo, but Dragon won’t let Carlito leave. Rey then ROCKS Carlito with forearm after forearm! Rey puts Carlito in, but Carlito knees low! Carlito has Rey in a corner, whips corner to corner hard, and Rey falls over. Carlito soaks up the heat, then drags Rey up. Carlito whips Rey to a corner hard again, then scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Rey writhes, Carlito covers, ONE! Rey is still tough but Carlito ROCKS and whips him!

Rey KICKS Carlito back, then springboards to QUEBRADA! Carlito catches Rey, to RAM him into a corner! Carlito puts Rey in the Tree of Woe, then backs up, to DROPKICK! Rey is still stuck in the Tree, so Carlito goes to the far corner. The fans boo but Carlito runs back in, only for Rey to sit up! Carlito slides right into the POST, hitting him right in the apple tree! The fans cheer as Rey is free of the Tree and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Rey fights against a facelock! Rey ROCKS Carlito, runs, but Carlito swings. Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Carlito CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! Carlito is frustrated but he drags Rey up. Carlito CLUBS Rey, fires off in a corner with haymakers, but the ref counts. Carlito lets off, whips corner to corner, then runs up, but into BOOTS! Rey runs up, rolls, but into an OVERBOMB! Rey flounders to the apron but Carlito goes to the corner. Carlito climbs, brings Rey up, and deadlift SUPERPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Carlito rains down fists on Rey while the fans boo. Carlito lets off, drags Rey up, and puts him in a corner.

Carlito hoists Rey up again, the fans rally, but Carlito climbs. Rey fights the superplex this time, and he throws body shots! Rey CLUBS Carlito, CLUBS him again, and then HEADBUTTS Carlito down! Rey leaps to SEATED SENTON! Then the LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Carlito is still in this but Rey keeps cool. Rey whips Carlito, Carlito reverses but Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges to CROSSBODY! Carlito catches Rey, pops him up, and spins for the T K O! Cover, TWO! Rey is still in this and Carlito grows frustrated. Carlito drags Rey up, scoops again, but Rey slips fere! Rey DROPKICKS Carlito onto ropes! Rey dials it up, 61- NO, Carlito puts Rey on the apron!

Rey ROCKS Carlito back, slingshots, but into a DROPKICK! Rey hits the apron and Carlito goes out after him. Carlito drags Rey up, stares Dragon down, then fireman’s carries Rey. But Rey fights free! Rey POSTS Carlito! Carlito flounders in, but FINN CLOBBERS DRAGON!! The fans boo as Finn TOSESS Dragon over the desk! Rey SEATED SENTONS Finn! The fans fire up and Rey goes up, to GAMANGIRI Carlito! Rey slides under, waistlocks, but Carlito elbows him away! Carlito gets Rey but Rey drops to somersault! Carlito smothers that, wheelbarrows, but Rey sends him onto ropes! Redial and 619!! Rey then SPLASHES down, covers, Rey wins!!

Winner: Rey Mysterio, by pinfall

The LWO celebrates together as they come out on top, even with Judgment Day trying to help Carlito! Speaking of, Rey goes out after Finn to fire forearms! Rey SMACKS Finn off the desk! Rey then has Dragon go up while he positions Finn just right! The fans fire up as The Boy Wonder climbs, but then PRIEST ATTACKS REY! Carlito drags Dragon down for APPLE SPIT! Priest gets in, gets Dragon in the crucifix, for the RAZOR’S EDGE! The fans boo but Rey gets up to DROPKICK Priest onto ropes! Rey dials it up, but he has to BLAST Finn first! Rey runs up, but into a SUPERKICK! The fans boo as Priest stands over Rey.

Priest drags Rey up, to send him SOUTH OF HEAVEN!! The fans boo but The Punisher just handled everyone’s business. Will Priest prove that Judgment Day is nothing without him?

 

Chad Gable scowls at Akira Tozawa backstage.

He says he didn’t see Tozawa in Saudi. Couldn’t make the trip? They could’ve used his help out there. Then Gable lost. It must’ve been a good reason for not making it, huh> Tozawa apologizes but Gable says no need, he’s not mad. He’s just disappointed. But then Braun is looking for JD! They seen him? No. Braun storms off again, and then Otis & Maxxine walk in. Aw, look, it’s Goldilocks and her three braincells! Now look, don’t even think about going out there, this ain’t a fashion show. And as for Otis, Gable would be champion if not for Otis. But out of the kindness of Gable’s heart, he’s giving Otis a second chance by taking on Bronson Reed, so don’t screw it up!

Otis is gonna beat Bronson, right? Right. No, no, no. Say it. “No matter what.” Gable says let’s go. Master Gable leads his Number One Guy, but is The Academy still going to stick around such toxicity?

Otis w/ Chad Gable VS Bronson Reed!

Gable may have a point about Otis messing things up for him, but Otis also ruined things for the Colossal Aussie. Is Bronson going to be the one redeeming himself when he washes the tree trunk away with a Tsunami?

Raw returns and Otis makes his entrance, Gable berating him the whole way. The bell rings and Bronson CLOBBERS Otis! Otis was too busy being reprimanded by Gable! Bronson fires off hands, HEADBUTTS Otis, then talks trash. Bronson whips, and he CLOBBERS Otis again! Gable is upset already and Bronson says it’s all Otis’ fault. Bronson brings Otis up, POSTS him, and Otis tumbles to the floor! Gable tells Otis to get up, the ring count climbs, but Bronson says count him out! Gable tells Otis that for once in his life, do what Gable says! The count is 7 of 10, but Otis gets in at 8. Only for Bronson to SHOTGUN!

Bronson looms over Otis, he talks more trash, then he whips Otis to a corner. Otis stops himself to ELBOW Bronson, then LARIAT! The fans rally up for Otis, Gable says get going already. Otis rises, he CLUBS Bronson from all sides! Otis WRECKER ELBOWS then whips! Bronson reverses, Otis ducks ‘n’ dodges to CROSSBODY! He bounces off the impact?! The fans are thunderous but Gable says stay focused! Otis scoops to SLAM Bronson! Bronson is down, Otis runs up to SPLASH! Bronson falls, and the fans wanna see it! Otis swivels them hips! Otis thrusts and shakes, but Gable says NO! Don’t do it! The fans boo while Otis feels down.

Otis STILL RIPS OFF THE SHIRT! Otis shakes and shimmies, Gable says no, just LISTEN to him! Do this the right way! But Bronson SUPERKICKS Otis down! And SENTONS! Gable is upset again as Bronson climbs up, and TSUNAMI!! Cover, Bronson wins!

Winner: Bronson Reed, by pinfall

Otis may have been why Gable lost on Saturday, but Gable’s why Otis lost here! Gable refuses to see it that way, and shouts at Otis, “Where do you think you’re going? Get back in this ring right now!” He wants the Academy all to get out here so they can take care of this! Gable says he has had enough. Maxxine and Tozawa sheepishly walk out to the ring, and Otis steps in to join Gable. What is Gable going to yell at them now? We’ll find out, after the break.

Raw returns with the Alpha Academy all in the ring.

Gable scowls as he has his students lined up. Gable tells Otis, “What am I going to do with you? I mean, not only did you cost me my Intercontinental Championship on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, but I give you a chance tonight to redeem yourself, and you blew it. I’m racking my brain all day long, trying to think what it’s gonna take to get through to you, and I think I got it. You lack discipline, Otis. So tonight, I’m gonna show you discipline. And I’m gonna show you discipline in front of everybody here.” Gable tells Otis that he doesn’t wanna do this, but Otis made him do this. He’s taking off his belt!?

Gable tells Otis to grab a rope. Otis isn’t so sure but Gable tells him to grab a rope. The fans boo and tell Otis not to, but Otis steps forward. Otis looks back at Gable but Gable tells the others to watch. This is what happens when you bring shame to the Academy! Otis grabs the ropes, and Gable tells him that this hurts Gable a lot more than it hurts Otis. That age old lie, huh? Gable winds up, but Maxxine stops him! The fans cheer and Gable is seething! Gable asks what’s the matter. This too miuch for her? She gonna cry? Did this hurt her feelings? Then get the hell out of the ring! NOW! GO! ANd don’t come back!

What about Tozawa? He got something to say? Say it! Din’t think so! Now stand ther eand watch! But wait! Here comes Sami! The fans cheer while Sami makes sure Maxxine is okay. Gable tells the production guys to turn that crappy music off! And unless Sami is here to give Gable that title, he should just turn around. This is Academy business, keep out of it! Sami storms into the ring, Gable says this is his last warning. Don’t take another step in! The fans cheer Sami on, and Sami steps inside! Sami has a mic to tell Gable, “What’re you gonna do, Chad, huh? You think you’re pretty tough, huh? You’re not. You are a weak little man.”

The fans cheer while Gable frowns. Sami says Gable has manipulated his way into opportunity after opportunity and yet every single time, he came up short! And then he looked to everyone else to blame! The fans, Sami, the Academy, but newsflash, it is no one’s fault, certainly not Otis’! In the end, it is Gable who can’t get the job done! Gable tells Sami that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about! He can get the job done! Did last week in the ring! And would have in Saturday if not for that idiot, Otis! So now he gets the discipline! Sami SNATCHES the leather belt from Gable! And the fans want Sami to discipline Gable!

Sami throws the leather belt aside, puts his championship belt down, but then Otis steps between him and Gable? Sami asks what Otis is gonna do. Is he gonna listen to Gable? How much more abuse is Otis gonna take? Sami said to stop listening to Gable and start listening to the fans! Listen to them! LISTEN! You hear that? Gable says to not listen to the fans but Otis is feeling that energy. And Sami says if Otis can’t hear the fans, listen to his heart! He knows what the right thing to do is! Gable CLOBBERS Sami! The fans boo as Gable bumps Sami off buckles, then fires off hands! Sami hits back! And he TACKLDES Gable!

Otis and Tozawa don’t know what to do, but Otis gets Sami away from Gable! The fans boo but Sami asks what is Otis doing! This is Otis’ chance to break free! But then Gable GERMAN SUPLEXES Sami down! Gable throws off his jacket, rolls up his sleeves, and tells his guys to shut up and watch. Gable rains down fists on Sami but the fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” Gable keeps on punching Sami, and says he is taking that title! Otis is torn, the fans tell him to fight back! Gable looms over Sami, then picks up the Intercontinental Championship. The fans chant “Let’s Go, Otis!” but Gable says no, Otis, they’re leaving.

Tozawa leaves with Gable but Otis lingers. Gable says hey, what’s going on? Let’s go! Otis listens to Gable, and fans boo. How long will Otis stay under Gable’s thumb instead of listen to his heart?

 

Backstage interview with Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark.

Cathy Kelley is with The Queen of Spades and The Hunter and notes they are the #1 contenders to the Women’s Tag Team Championships. Do they feel confident knowing that it is Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill they will be facing for those titles? Shayna said from day one, it doesn’t matter who won, everyone has the same limbs and they all break the same way. Zoey says they know for a fact that they can win. Though, they’ve also never been properly introduced. So how about they invite Jade & Bianca to Raw so they know just who they’re facing? But then Sonya Deville walks over. They’re talking like they’re champions already even though they’re not.

Sonya has them calm down, because they will be. But not without help. Zoey says wow, like they haven’t beaten everyone on Raw already. Shayna is a THREE-TIME Women’s Tag Team Champion, and held the NXT Women’s Championship more days than anyone! So she suggests Sonya walk away, unless she wants to go through ACL rehab again. Sonya says she respects their accomplishments, she just doesn’t think the locker room does. The contenders head out, and then Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn walk in. Fyre asks if Shayna & Zoey said they’ve beaten every team there is to beat. Correct her if she’s wrong, but they’ve never beaten Fyre & Dawn.

Dawn agrees, she is wracking her brain but can’t recall. And if they ever do meet in the ring, that fact won’t change. The wicked witches leave and Sonya says that proves her point. Zoey is starting to see things Sonya’s way but Shayna isn’t having it. Will the Hunter and Submission Magician just have to whoop some witches to prepare for the champions?

 

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

As Liv said herself, she had eight months to self-reflect and examine, but all she could think about was revenge. The Liv Morgan Revenge Tour took Rhea Ripley out, freed up the world title, and though The Man won it in a battle royal, we just saw Liv take it from her on Saturday. Liv is finally back on top, but can she stay there? Or will her first defense also be her last?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who survives the rage in the cage, after the break!

Raw returns and Liv kicks Becky into the steel! Liv brings Becky around, GRINDS Becky’s face into the steel, then brings her back around to THROW into the steel! Liv stomps away on Becky, smears her face into the steel again, and says “Hi, Rhea!” Liv lets off, climbs a corner, and then the cage! But Becky hurries after her! The fans fire upas  Becky grabs a leg! Becky brings Liv back down from the top, but Liv ELBOWS Becky! Liv SMACKS Becky off steel, and again! And again! And again and again and again! Liv throws Becky down, then storms after her. Liv brings Becky up, but Becky fires body shots!

Liv knees low, whips, but Becky reverses. Becky runs in at the corner, but Liv puts her in the gap. Becky ROCKS Liv, goes up the corner, but Liv trips her up! Liv pushes Becky into the Tree of Woe, to stomp away against the steel! The fans are torn as Liv then dumps Becky down the other side! Becky crawls, Liv grins as she brings Becky up. Liv runs up to SHOTGUN Becky into the steel! And then she SHOTGUNS again! And again! Liv RAMS into Becky over and over, then runs side to side, only for Becky to dodge! Liv hits steel head first, then Becky KICKS, SMACKS, repeat! Becky just fires off on Liv again and again and again!

Becky dribbles Liv’s head off steel and the fans fire up! Liv flops back, Becky goes up a corner! Liv stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! Becky crawls to cover, TWO! Becky is annoyed, but she runs side to side to WRECK Liv with a dropkick! Then she runs to WRECK Liv again! Becky drags Liv up through ropes, UPPERCUTS, SOBATS and she goes up the corner. GUILLOTINE- NO, Liv avoids the leg drop, and she FLAPJACKS Becky into steel! Becky flops back, the fans rally up, but Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once more and Liv crawls to a corner, Becky down in a drop zone. But Liv just wants to go up and out of the cage! Becky rises and grabs at legs again! Liv hurries but Becky still catches up to her! Becky drags Liv back down, fires forearms and haymakers but Liv KICKS Becky away! Becky returns and CLUBS away on Liv! SUPERPLEX! Both women are down and Liv writhes. Becky crawls to a cover, TWO! Liv stays in this but Becky goes for the arm! DISARM-HER, in fact! But Liv RAMS Becky into steel! Becky flops against ropes, Liv runs up to springboard and CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Liv is frustrated and she goes back to a corner. Liv climbs again, but Becky revives! Becky hurries up and they both reach the top! Liv and Becky brawl, then Becky SMACKS Liv off the top! And SMACKS her again! Liv goes to the inside, then the mat, and Becky has a choice. Climb down or go after Liv? Liv drags Becky in, making her choice for her! Liv then gets under Becky for a POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Both women are down and the fans rally up. Liv runs up on Becky, but no ObLivion here! Becky has an ELEVATED DISARM-HER!! Liv can only suffer, so she SHOVES Becky into steel! Liv clutches her arm and grits her teeth as she goes back for a corner.

Liv climbs, Becky hurries after her again! SUPER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Both women are down again, Becky manages the cover, TWO!! Liv is still in this, and now DOM is here!? Is he really trying this again!? Well, Priest did tell him to handle this, so Dom opens the door! He calls to Becky so she can get outta there! Becky is confused, and now even Finn & JD are here asking what’s this about. Liv ENZIGIRIS Becky! Dom says no, they gotta make this right for what happened! JD & Finn say fine. But then BRAUN is here!! He’s found JD and Becky keeps Liv from the door! Judgment Day is really in for it now!

Braun chases JD & Finn, they go around, and Braun BLASTS Dom into the door, AND IT HITS BECKY!! What awful luck! Liv hurries, the cage door opens, and Liv falls to the floor! LIV WINS!!

Winner: Liv Morgan, by escape (still WWE Women’s World Champion)

Well, so much for beating Becky all by herself. But a win is a win is a win, but then Liv and Dom lock eyes on the ramp. Is the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour far from done with Judgment Day? Or is that the other way around?

After Raw goes off the air…

LIV KISSES DOM!? What in the world is she doing?! Is this some kinda way to thank him?


My Thoughts:

A great Raw to follow King & Queen of the Ring, and more great intertwining of stories. Great transition from Gunther celebrating his becoming King of the Ring to having Priest and McIntyre out there to talk Clash at the Castle. It’s wild how everyone McIntyre has promo battles with always get the better of him. I really hope McIntyre wins in Glasgow, if only because of how Judgment Day is falling apart, just as we saw all night. Ironically, Priest is the only capable one anymore, as of course Braun beat JD and as Rey pulled out the win on Carlito. And then there’s the intrigue of JD talking with Liv, and we’ve seen Finn talking with Liv before…

All of that combined with them being conflicted about Liv is interesting stuff. While cage matches with escape as a possibility are boring, as proven by tonight and how the crowd was falling asleep in the middle, it was also obvious there would be shenanigans. Though it was really clever how Braun sends Dom into the door and then the door hits Becky. And then what a shocker that Liv kisses Dom! Maybe the jokes of Liv VS Rhea for the “custody” of Dom aren’t so farfetched. And even then, maybe we end up with Judgment Day splitting to where JD & Finn side with Liv while Priest & Dom stay loyal to Rhea? Mixed Six before some big title matches? That would be a pretty wild feud.

On the flipside, Becky lost again, but then Lyra got back up with a win after a really good match with Kairi. Iyo Sky throwing a fit over her loss and Kairi’s loss was some good stuff, shows the frustration over how far Damage CTRL has fallen since WrestleMania and the Draft. While the Women’s World Championship is tied up with Liv and Rhea, maybe new teams can get going in the Women’s Tag Division. Good promo form Shayna & Zoey with Sonya as well as Fyre & Dawn. Shayna & Zoey VS Fyre & Dawn will be really good, there’s a chance Sonya gets involved to help them, and hopefully Bianca & Jade are traveling champions showing up on Raw every so often.

Great promo with Awesome Truth, New Day and Kross, and Kross attempting to break New Day up was a pretty obvious move. AOP got a good win over the Creed Brothers, though of course with distraction from Scarlett. There’s a chance there’s distraction tactics during AOP VS New Day, this definitely won’t be a one and done. And great stuff in this developing Bron Breakker story. Ricochet VS Dragunov was a great match, especially for Ricochet selling bad ribs. And I knew that Pearce saying Bron wasn’t gonna show up meant he was definitely showing up. I know it’s just a social media belt, but Bron should totally win the Speed title off Ricochet because he is known for the flat out running speed.

And then equally great stuff from this on going Alpha Academy story. Gable is being just so mean, and yet that keeps us hooked on what’s happening next. I figured Gable would mess Otis up and Bronson would win, helping him move on, but I was a little surprised Gable was ready to whip Otis with his belt. Sami of course made the save as it were, only for it to of course not get through to Otis just yet. That moment is coming, and we’re all gonna go nuts when Otis finally stands up to Gable. Not sure if Gable is gonna win the Intercontinental Championship, and I still want Bronson Reed to get something of his own, but I’m not sure Clash at the Castle is where Sami loses. And then Money in the Bank is in Canada, Sami can’t lose there cuz he’s Canadian! Maybe SummerSlam?

My Score: 8.8/10


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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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Mitchell’s WWE Clash at the Castle Results & Report! (6/15/24)

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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