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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (6/4/24)

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Time for Jordynne Grace to make an impact!

Before going after Roxanne Perez and the NXT Women’s Championship at Battleground, Jordynne Grace will show Stevie Turner why she’s TNA Knockouts Champion!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jordynne Grace VS Stevie Turner; Jordynne wins.
  • Thea Hail w/ Andre Chase & Ridge Holland VS Jazmyn Nyx; Jazmyn wins.
  • Josh Briggs VS Shawn Spears; No Contest.
  • NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Tony D’Angelo w/ The D’Angelo Family VS Damon Kemp w/ No Quarter Catch Crew; Tony wins and retains the Cup.
  • Izzi Dame VS Natalya w/ Karmen Petrovic; Natalya wins.
  • Tyriek Igwe & Tyson Dupont VS ???; No Contest.
  • Six Woman Tag: Mia Yim, Jaida Parker & Sol Ruca VS Lash Legend, Kelani & Fallon Henley; Mia, Jaida & Sol win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Ava Raine & Robert Stone wait in the parking lot.

They, and some security guards, welcome the arriving All Ego, Ethan Page! Ethan says he feels special getting this reception, Ava knows how to treat a free agent. Ready to iron out the deal? She says yes and then tells Stone to stick close. Stone says whatever she needs, he’s on it. Is Ethan Page about to go from All Elite to the next NXT Champion?

 

Jordynne Grace VS Stevie Turner!

The TNA Knockouts Champion is not waiting to get her motor running tonight! But will she be running at full speed into Battleground? Or can the 4th Dimensional Star take all that momentum away in an instant?

But before the match begins, the NXT Women’s Champion makes her way out here! Roxanne Perez goes to join commentary so she can watch this match in person. The bell rings, Jordynne and Stevie circle. They tie up, Jordynne headlocks for the takeover, but Stevie headscissors. Jordynne kips free but Stevie SLAPS her! Stevie goes to whip but Jordynne reels her in! Jordynne fireman’s carries, heads for a corner, but Stevie slips free. Jordynne blocks the buckle bump to BACKHAND Stevie! Jordynne runs corner to corner, goes up and over Stevie, then SLAPS her back! Jordynne whips, runs Stevie over, then does it again!

Stevie staggers up, dodges and runs, but into a tilt-o-whirl SLAM! Jordynne kips up, the fans fire up, and she runs in at a corner. Stevie dodges to DOUBLE CHOP! Stevie throws Jordynne into buckles, scrapes her boot off her face, then YANKS the ropes to jam her up. Cover, TWO! Stevie drags Jordynne up to turn and NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Jordynne but Stevie keeps her down with a chinlock stretch. Jordynne fights up, Electric Chair Lifts, but Stevie CLAWS Jordynne’s head! Jordynne fights around to snap suplex back! The fans fire up, Stevie storms up but Jordynne blocks the whip to ROCK and CHOP on repeat!

Jordynne scoops Stevie to SLAM her! And scoop SLAM again! The fans rally as Jordynne scoops, but Stevie slips free. Stevie goes to a corner, Jordynne blocks the boot! Jordynne UPPERCUTS, whips, then scoops again! Jordynne carries Stevie with one arm, then SLAMS her down! VADER BOMB! The fans fire up, and Jordynne pump handles. She smiles as Roxie, JUGGERNAUT DRIVER!! Cover, Jordynne wins!

Winner: Jordynne Grace, by pinfall

Roxie seethes but it’s Stevie who felt that impact. Roxie gets in the ring to stare down Jordynne, and the fans are all fired up to see this! Roxie shoves Jordynne, Jordynne shoves Roxie DOWN! Jordynne scoops, Roxie scrambles and gets outta there! Will nothing stop Jordynne from becoming

 

The Meta Four waits outside.

Trick arrives, he apologizes to Lash Legend, but asks if she’s seen Ethan Page around. No, that coward is probably inside talking to Ava right now. Good, then Trick will go get him! He’ll knock that ego out of him! Lash says yeah, he needs to be handled! Ethan took out Dar, and then Oro! Trick understands. Those aren’t his boys, but he’s got Lash’s back. Lash says hold on. Whatever this is between them… It’s done. It has to be! She has the opportunity to be the first Women’s North American Champion! So she has to do this. Trick tells Lash he gets it. And he’s happy for her. She can lock in and do whatever it takes while he takes care of Ethan.

Trick heads out, but are these two really okay with calling it quits? Will either of them be a champion after Sunday?

 

Shawn Spears talks to the younger superstars of NXT.

The Chair Man asks if he has their attention. They all have exceptional backgrounds designed to help them succeed in this world. Uriah is a fourth generation superstar, but those are big shoes to fill with a long road ahead. A road that can become very dark if the vision is unclear. And Je’Von Evans, all that athleticism at just 20 years old. Incredible. But he has so much to learn! Shawn says he can help them all, but then Josh Briggs walks over. He hopes they’re not listening to this idiot. Shawn asks “Joshua” if there’s a problem. Well, wasn’t Shawn just talking about Briggs being a lost soul and Shawn is the only answer?

Shawn says he and Josh both know that he has potential. But there’s a difference between saying it, and proving it. And no, Josh isn’t the lost soul he was talking about that needs him. Oh, see? There it is! He’s talking about someone he can manipulate. Shawn says this is exactly what you get when you can’t answer a simple question like, “Who is Josh Briggs?” Briggs will show Shawn something now! Je’Von keeps the two apart, and Shawn says the only thing showing are Josh’s insecurities. Shawn chuckles and leaves, Evans says that guy ain’t worth it. But when and where will we learn about this “lost soul” Shawn is trying to find?

 

Booker T is the ring with the Women’s North American Championship contenders.

The belt is on display and Booker says yes, yes, yes! There she is right there in all of her glory: The Women’s North American Championship belt! The question is, which one of these talented stars is gonna climb the ladder this Sunday and grab glory? He’s talking about history, baby! The fans cheer for that! He sees talent, the future of this business! OH YES, MAN~! And the question is: Who will be the first? Booker starts with “Michin” Mia Yim. What’s she gonna do this Sunday at Battleground to get it done? She says ever since Ava announced this new title, she just knew she had to be part of it, to be the first champion!

Unlike her opponents, she knows what it takes. She has had her face shattered and broken, all in NXT and all in a Ladder Match. And she loved it! That’s the best part of being back here: She gets to be herself, the HBIC! And on Sunday, the Head Baddie In Charge walks out the- But then Jaida Parker interrupts, saying that Mia thinks she can just come here and run things. She came back but it ain’t black ‘n’ gold, this is Miss Parker’s time. And if Mia even gets close to Jaida’s belt, then she will turn Mia’s ass black ‘n’ blue. Booker has things calm down a bit, Fallon Henley chimes in that the first champion IS Fallon Henley!

The fans boo but Fallon says this is her kind of match. No carrying the dead weight of a tag team partner, no worrying about anyone else’s feelings. Because when she looks around this ring, she doesn’t care about any one of them! She will step over all of them to get what she wants. That championship was created just for Fallon. But Kelani asks where it says that. It doesn’t! They’re all more than qualified to become the first ever Women’s North American Champion. And everyone’s saying they want it, but none of them wants it more than Kelani! No one is willing to take the risks like her! And no one is willing to put their bodies on the line like Kelani!

Because these people, HER people, deserve a champion like her! The fans fire up for Kelani and Booker gets a SHUCKY DUCKY QUACK QUACK. But now, to the number one seed from the combine, Sol Ruca! The fans cheer and Booker says Sol might be a little out of her element in this match. What will she do to get this done? Sol says she was gonna sit back and let these girls get out their insults, because everyone here thinks they’ll be the one at the top by the end. But the fact is… Five will be wrong. She won’t cut anyone down, but she will say that five souls will be snatched. Lash puts on the SKRRRRRRRRR brakes.

Lash says she’ll let everyone know, no one is snatching her soul. But look, honestly? It’s been a rough couple of weeks for her. But Sunday will be all about her! All about Lash Legend going from a woman with potential to a woman who is the Women’s North American Champion! Jaida says wow, she didn’t realize Lash could think of anything other than #BigTrick! OHHHH~ she did not! Booker knows where this is going! Lash says yeah, but what is Jaida talking all this for nothing? Everyone gets out of their seats as things fire up, and then FALLON fires the first shot! The brawl is on, Mia after Jaida, Fallon after Sol, and Kelani after Lash!

The fans fire up as Kelani and Sol toss Lash and Fallon, then Mia tops it off with tossing Jaida! Robert Stone hurries out here and tells them to hold it! Ava gave him permission to let them know that if they aren’t gonna wait, then it’s Six Woman Tag, TONIGHT! The fans fire up as the Assistant GM makes a big move! Which side will come away with major momentum going into the ladder match?

 

Charlie Dempsey is talking in the mirror.

And in his best Taxi Driver, he asks, “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Are you talkin’ to me?” Myles Borne walks over and asks what’s going on. Depends. Was he listening to Dempsey? Well, best that he can. Myles, just go get Damon and bring him. He’s already here. As he was five minutes ago. Myles says they all arrived together. But uh, is this weird that they’re talking to each other through the mirror? Dempsey says he’s talking! Demon, tonight, make them proud. Win back the Cup, and then bring it back for “The Family.” Capiche? Oh no, not again… Just say it, Damon. But he doesn’t get what it means!

DAMON! Capiche?! Just say it! Fine. Capiche. Good, just like that. Dempsey might be going a bit overboard, but will the Golden Gopher take down The Don later tonight?

 

Chase U heads to gorilla.

Mr. Chase wants to make sure Thea Hail is ready. Oh she’s gonna tap that Jazmyn out with the Kimura then break her arm anyway! Riley says that’s great and all, but he’s not feeling it. Duke says it’s nothing personal, but neither is he. Oh, okay… But they’re Chase U. Well, what about Ridge? Chase says hey, it’s fine, their feelings are valid. And then Ridge shows up so he’s in her corner. This trio goes out there, will Thea still get payback on Jazmyn? Or will Jazmyn avenge Jacy Jayne’s busted face?

Thea Hail w/ Andre Chase & Ridge Holland VS Jazmyn Nyx!

NXT returns and Jazmyn makes her entrance. The bell rings, the two tie up, and they go around. Thea puts Jazmyn on ropes, Jazmyn powers Thea to the other side. They go around into a corner, the ref counts, and Thea powers Jazmyn back out to roll her up! TWO, and Jazmyn KICKS a leg! Jazmyn shoves, Thea shoves, so Jazmyn KICKS again! Jazmyn runs, Thea avoids the Penalty Kick to sunset flip, TWO! Thea runs up, wrenches and YANKS the arm, then she KICKS Jazmyn down! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Thea keeps on Jazmyn with an armlock and stands over Jazmyn.

Jazmyn endures, fights up, but Thea wrenches and YANKS the arm. Thea kicks, then HIPD ROPS the arm! Then she drops down onto the FUJIWARA! Jazmyn endures, rolls Thea up, TWO! Thea hurries up, sidesteps and drops down. Jazmyn keeps moving, Thea arm-drags! Thea then wrenches and arm-drags again! Jazmyn clutches the arm, Thea back elbows her! Thea whips, Jazmyn reverses, Thea goes up but Jazmyn KICKS her out of the air! Jazmyn runs to PENALTY KICK! Jazmyn talks trash, SMACKS Thea off the mat, then off buckles! Jazmyn wraps the arm around ropes, lets off, and then kicks at Thea.

Jazmyn wraps the arm around ropes again, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Thea up. Jazmyn WRINGS the arm out, talks some trash, then brings Thea up. The fans rally, Jazmyn clamps onto the arm, and she grinds Thea down. Jazmyn SLAMS the arm off the mat, kicks at Thea, then SLAMS the arm again. Thea goes to a corner, Jazmyn storms up but Thea BOOTS her! And BOOTS her again! Thea then dodges Jazmyn, and hits an ARM CODE BREAKER! But wait, Riley & Duke are in the student section, but now hopping the railing? Thea rallies on Jazmyn, the fans fire up, and Thea mule kicks! Thea runs, to ROLLING NECKBREAKER!

The fans fire up with Thea and she scoops for a POWERSLAM! SENTON! Then she shakes the ropes, but sees Riley here after all! She’s confused by what they’re doing, but she has to fire forearms on Jazmyn first! Thea wrenches, hops on, KIMURA!! Jazmyn backs Thea into the ref! The ref counts the ropebreak, Thea lets go. Jazmyn PELES Thea down! Cover, Jazmyn wins!

Winner: Jazmyn Nyx, by pinfall

Jazmyn scored that goal after some trickery, and Riley just shrugs. What is going on with all this toxic energy in Chase U?

 

Ethan Page finishes his meeting with Ava.

He is leaving the GM’s office and says honestly, this is fantastic. A very generous offer, very generous. But he doesn’t want her to forget about “one tiny detail.” Because when you have all the leverage, you can pretty much ask for whatever you want. And he’s pretty sure he can get it, too. Ava says he can keep telling himself that. Ethan heads out, Stone heads in. Stone says he handled the Six Woman Tag situation like she instructed. Awesome, thank you so much. She’s had so much on her plate already. He understands. And he also has a way to spice it up a bit, but let’s worry about that later. What is the deal with Ethan?

Ava says he is a nightmare! Look at his demands! Whoa, really? Yeah, it’s insane. But clearly, there has to be one obvious demand on that list, will he get it in time for Sunday?

 

NXT shares footage from just before the show began.

Nathan Frazer & Axiom were doing a Meet ‘n’ Greet just right outside, when The Good Brothers ran up on ’em! The fans fired up seeing the brawl, and Gallows & Anderson were the ones winning that. Gallows fired off haymakers while Anderson threw Frazer into the side of the truck! Gallows then THREW Axiom from the truck, and gave him a BOOT! Security pulled the Good Brothers away from the tag champs, but clearly Battleground can’t come soon enough! Will Gallows & Anderson do whatever they want to make NXT Just Too Sweet?

 

Josh Briggs VS Shawn Spears!

Just as the Blue Collar Brawler said, he wants to show The Chair Man all about his potential! Will we all finally learn just who Josh Briggs really is?

Wait, what’s going on backstage? SPEARS ATTACKED BRIGGS! And with a chair no less! Shawn dares Briggs to show him something now! Didn’t think so, Josh! But then Evans is there. Shawn says don’t do it. Evans says try doing that to him! BLAOW! Evans brawls with Spears and the fans fire up as this spills out on stage! The Young OG won’t let Spears bully anyone! They get in the ring, Spears turns it around on Evans, but then Evans turns it back around on Spears! Evans tackles Spears, fires off hands, but Spears gets out! So Evans DIVES onto him! They wipe out into the desk! The fans fire up and refs rush out here!

Evans drags Spears up, fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but then Spears RAMS Evans into steel steps! The fans boo as Spears crawls away, then he grits his teeth as he clears the desk! There goes Vic’s candy! Spears drags Evans onto the desk, stands him up and underhooks, but Evans backdrops free! The fans fire up again and Evans drags Spears up! Evans puts Spears in the ring, then springboards to FLYING CUTTER!! And then a LARIAT!! Spears is sent right outta the ring and Evans rips his shirt away! The Young OG is ready to get bouncy, when and where will he show Spears his own potential?

 

Backstage interview with The D’Angelo Family.

Sarah Schreiber catches up with The Don and asks him about his match coming up next. How does his first defense of the Heritage Cup feel? Tony says these Heritage Cup matches are very unique. It’s not his cup of espresso, but he’s learning to like the taste. But his boy Luca has schooled him about The Catch Clause. Now NQCC sees what The Family can do when they’re in control. Then does that mean The Don has Dempsey in checkmate before the game’s even begun? Or will the No Quarter Catch Crew change it up on the fly?

NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Tony D’Angelo w/ The D’Angelo Family VS Damon Kemp w/ No Quarter Catch Crew!

NXT returns and the NQCC makes their entrance first, followed by The D’Angelo Family’s. The introductions are made, and though the Family teases pulling a bait ‘n’ switch, it is still Tony D himself. The cup is on display, and we see who really runs things around here!

The bell rings on round one and Damon hurries in. Tony stays back and the two reset. They tie up, Damon rolls Tony up, TWO! Damon hurries to fireman’s carry takeover, then he ghost pins, TWO! Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Tony is getting annoyed. Damon says he got that close. The NQCC coaches Damon , but then Tony ROCKS Damon with a right! Tony fires some body shots, then hits the HALF HATCH! The fans fire up, Tony headlocks, but Damon hits a BIG back suplex! Damon shakes out the cobwebs, stomps away on Tony at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Damon whips, ELBOWS Tony down, then covers, TWO!

Tony stays in this and the fans rally for him, but Damon whips. Tony reverses, Damon powers his way to the waistlock, but Tony bucks the O’Conner! Tony kicks low to hit the FOGEDABOUTIT! Cover, Tony scores!

Tony: 1; Damon: 0

That was outta nowhere, and Tony is already halfway to retaining the Cup. NQCC refreshes Damon and we start again. The two tie up, Tony kicks low, but Damon gets away. Damon says that won’t happen a second time, and NXT goes picture in picture.

Tony storms up, but Damon kicks low. Damon reels Tony in, Tony resists the lift, then Tony turns it around. Damon fights the lift, trips Tony and spins him, but Tony avoids the stomps! Tony TACKLES Damon, steps over, and has the HALF CRAB! Damon endures, reaches out for his crew, claws at the mat, but Tony sits deep on the hold! Damon still fights his way forward, flails at the ropes, but Tony drags him back! Ton is starting to tire out as he kneels on the hold. Tony thrashes the leg but Damon still endures. Damon manages to turn over, and he kicks Tony away. Tony hurries to facelock, but Damon trips him to a cover, TWO!

Damon hurries as we reach a minute, and he WRINGS Tony’s arm out! Tony staggers up, Damon gets the arm for a CODE BREAKER! Tony flounders, Damon hurries after him to cover, TWO! Tony toughs it out but Damon grinds the arm in a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Tony endures, even as Damon bends the fingers! Tony fights around, we’re at 30 seconds! The Family coaches Tony, even as Damon digs his knee into the arm. Fifteen seconds becomes the last ten seconds, and Tony fights up! Tony FLIPS Damon, both men run up to LARIAT! Time’s up, but they just fire off fists!

Tony: 1; Damon: 0

Everyone rushes in to stop this, and the ref reprimands both men. Damon and Tony cool down and refresh, and NXT returns to single picture. Tensions are rising, but it’s time for round three! The brawl is on again! Tony ROCKS Damon, whips him to a corner, then storms up. Tony whips corner to corner the other way hard! Tony storms up, but Damon YANKS him into buckles! Atomic drop and LARIAT! Damon runs to DOUBLE STOMP! He keeps going, SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Tony survives, but Damon drags him to a cradle, TWO! Tony swings, misses, and Damon kicks low. UPPERCUT, and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!

Damon holds onto Tony and squeezes with a rear bearhug. The fans rally as Tony fights up, but Damon SLAMS him back down! Damon still holds on, still squeezes, but Tony still endures. Tony fights up again, throws some elbows, but Damon won’t let go! Tony pries at the hold, Damon GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO! Damon grinds Tony down as we reach one minute in the round. Tony fights up again, but Damon just GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO! Damon won’t let go, but Tony fights up to RAM him into buckles! Tony is free, but Damon comes back for more! Tony throws Damon away fast!

Damon CHOPS, and that just fires Tony up! Tony dodges Damon’s lariat to LARIAT back! And again! And again! Tony clinches to BELLY2BELLY! Another BELLY2BELLY! Tony puts Damon in a corner, hoists him up, but we’re at ten seconds! Damon HEADBUTTS Tony, gets him up< ROLLING SENTON!! Cover, TIME’S UP!

Tony: 1; Damon: 0

Saved by the bell! Damon is frustrated as Tony has to be helped to his corner for this refresher. The fourth round starts, Damon runs up, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TONY WINS!!

Winner: Tony D’Angelo, by pinfall (still NXT Heritage Cup Champion)

Dempsey is furious! They barely made it past halftime and Damon lost! Will the NQCC have to give up on the Cup? Or will they learn more tricks of the trade until they beat The Family at their own game?

 

Backstage interview with Ava Raine.

Kelly Kincaid is with The NXT GM and asks how the contract negotiations are going with Ethan Page. Ava says she wanted to have Ethan sign the contract in her office, but no. He was insistent on signing it in front of all the NXT Universe here tonight. But even before that, there are still somethings she needs to approve before Ethan can even think he’s an NXT Superstar. Trick Williams barges in and says whatever Ethan wants, just give it to him. Ethan must be out of his mind thinking he can come here, jump Trick, then jump the line for the NXT Championship. All the work they’ve put in, all they’ve done for this brand, Ethan chose the wrong ones.

Ava understands, but Ethan hasn’t even signed anything yet. Good! If he wants to sign a contract for the whole world to see, then Trick Willy will be there to make sure Ethan’s pen hits paper. Trick heads out, and Ava gets a call. Sorry, this is Sexyy Red, she’s gotta take this. Ava heads off to talk with the host of Battleground, but will Ethan get everything he wants and more?

 

Jordynne Grace runs across Mia Yim.

These two go way back and say hey. Jordynne says look at them. Who would’ve thought? TNA X WWE. But hey, how is Mia feeling about her Ladder match? Oh, that’ll be cake. But tonight is a Six Woman Tag and well… Sol hops in and says yeah, she’ll see Mia out there. Also, just had to introduce herself to Jordynne. Huge fan! Jordynne is a fan of Sol’s! No way! She is so jacked, how much does she squat? Jordynne wants to know how Sol pulls off that Sol Snatcher all the time. But then Jaida walks in and says please, stop kissing each other’s asses, it is sickening. Oh of course Jaida’s the one talking about ass, hers is popping up everywhere.

Jaida says Mia is one to talk. Jaida leaves, Jordynne says Mia needs to handle that. Mia says no worries, she’ll put a muzzle on that one tonight. She’s gotta go get changed, she’ll talk with Jordynne later. Everyone else goes, and then in walks Arianna Grace. Arianna says, “These girls can be so draining.” Sorry, who are you? Well, they’re both Grace, but not related. Yeah, what a coincidence. Arianna knows everyone knows her. Anyway, surely Roxanne is not thrilled about the idea of Jordynne walking out of Battleground the double champion. Arianna would know, they’re pretty close. Then Tatum Paxley sneaks in and touches the Knockouts title.

Jordynne gets the jump scare and Tatum says she just LOVES talking about championships! Doesn’t Jordynne just love hers? Yes, she does. It is the most important thing to her. Yes, but not as important as Arianna’s crown. No, it is. Arianna pouts and leaves, then Jordynne leaves. Tatum says those titles are important to her, too. Jordynne just got quite the introduction to the NXT Women’s Division, but will she soon stand above them all?

 

NXT takes a closer look at Vice VS Baszler: Underground.

The Mayor of Vice City turned on The Queen of Spades even though she was the one that lost last time. Lola says she heard the words “Stay humble and enjoy the grind” when she first joined WWE. And while they may be true for everyone else, she is NOT everyone else. She is a superstar in every way. She was an NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament winner, has knockout power in her hands and feet, and she becomes the star no matter who she faces. She’s the reason Shayna’s even back in NXT. Shayna may have dominated, but to think someone she would be jealous of Lola. But Lola gets it.

The Submission Magician says somewhere along the way, people had forgotten about her dominance. Clutching people out, snapping bones and crushing faces. “The Most Feared Woman in NXT.” #TapNapOrSnap. The woman who has held the NXT Women’s Championship more days than anyone else, and THE first woman to crossover from MMA to pro-wrestling. If not for Shayna, Lola would NOT be one of the hottest prospects in the game, she’d be shaking that ass on a street corner. So this Sunday, NXT Underground, it is the reintroduction of The Queen of Spades. Lola claims Shayna has two choices: tap out or get knocked out.

The MMA world has weighed in, and it seems rather split. Lola says Shayna may have done it first, but she’s going to be the biggest crossover star ever. Shayna says at The Apex, we’ll find there is only one true cage fighter in WWE. Lola says she’ll go viral when she knocks Shayna out and dances on her body. There will be no ropes and no holding these two back, who takes the other down in the Underground?

 

Izzi Dame VS Natalya w/ Karmen Petrovic!

This was meant to be Izzi taking on “sword girl,” but Karmen got hurt at an NXT Live event over the weekend. However, The Queen of Harts is willing to step up for her protege and handle business. Will The Boat still be afloat? Or will Izzi sink her to the bottom of NXT?

The bell rings, the fans rally and the two circle. They tie up, Izzi headlocks, but Natty powers up and out. Izzi runs Natty over, then soaks up the heat. Izzi taunts Karmen, eggs Natty on, and Natty scowls. The two reset and circle and teh fans rally again. They tie up, Izzi kicks low! Izzi whips, Natty ducks ‘n’ dodges, then slips around to go for the crucifix takedown! But Izzi stays up, and she RAMS Natty into buckles again and again! Natty lets go, but she dodges Izzi’s boot! DRAGON SCREW! Izzi hobbles, Natty blocks to trip her up! Natty runs and steps on Izzi, to then come back and basement dropkick!

Izzi bails out, checks her chin, but Natty goes out to bring her around. But Izzi turns that around to RAM Natty into steel steps! The fans boo but Izzi talks more trash. Izzi soaks up the heat, pushes Natty in the ring, and then drags Natty up. Izzi gut wrenches to a Canadian Rack! Natty endures the backbreaker stretch, fights free, and shoves Izzi! Izzi comes back to BOOT Natty down! Cover, TWO! Izzi is frustrated but she drags Natty up into a COBRA TWIST! Natty endures, even as Izzi grabs a leg for more leverage! The fans rally as Natty fires elbows on Izzi’s leg! Natty hip tosses free, but Izzi kicks low!

Izzi reels Natty in, gets her up, but Natty RANAS free! The fans fire up and Natty runs up, DISCUS LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Izzi is still in this but Natty gets her by the legs! Natty steps through but Izzi boots her! Roll up, TWO! Natty grabs the arm, drags Izzi down, ARMBAR!! Izzi fights, tries to stack, Natty keeps her shoulders up! Izzi deadlifts Natty, and BUCKLE BOMBS her! Natty lets go, staggers back up, and Izzi runs up! Izzi rains down fists, but Natty stops her at seven! POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Izzi survives again and even Karmen is frustrated! Natty gets the legs, she steps through, but Izzi kicks back!

Natty jackknifes, TWO! Izzi has the sunset, TWO! Natty has the prawn hold! NATTY WINS!

Winner: Natalya, by pinfall

Izzi can’t believe it, but it iz what it iz! The Boat gets back on a winning track, and she says it’s time for a change! Will Natty turn her luck around after Battleground?

 

NXT Media catches up with Axiom & Frazer.

Will the NXT Tag Team Champions still be able to defend their titles at Battleground? Axiom furiously asks back, “Are we? Are we gonna be able to defend these titles? C’mon, man! Do you think you’re tough men attacking us like that? No, hermanos, you’re not tough.” Frazer says tough is getting back up, walking to Vegas hurt, walking into Battleground as the underdogs, still putting on the match of a lifetime, and kicking some Good Brother asses to walk out still NXT Tag Team Champions! THAT is tough. Gallows, Anderson, see you Sunday! The Undeniable Hard-Hitting Truths aren’t going to stop, will they blast right through Gallows & Anderson?

 

Tyriek Igwe & Tyson Dupont VS ???

Speaking of The Good Brothers, Ty & Ty were meant to face them tonight. But after that attack, Gallows & Anderson were suspended for the night and sent home. Who steps up in their place? And will they be ready to face the #Tygers tonight?

NXT returns, and GALLUS ATTACKS! They wipe out Tyriek & Tyson, completely cancelling any match that would’ve happened! The fans boo but now Gallus have the mics. Joe Coffey says, “Sorry, not sorry. Wrong place, wrong time. Burn one on.” Mark Coffey says now that they’re back at full squad, unlike last week with Wolfgang banned from ringside, even though Sexyy Red was in the corner of Trick & Je’Von! That right there is the problem! Or rather, just one of many problems. Maybe if Gallus cared about TikTok or had a million followers, or if they took beach selfies with Ava, or if they shook their asses up and down, or played some other sport, the WWE Universe would respect them.

But Wolfie, if you were there last week, then they would’ve had the starting line up, and it would’ve been another victory for the Gallus Boys! Mark says that’s absolutely right. But WWE Universe does not respect Gallus, nor even care. But see, Gallus isn’t here for clout or respect. They are here not to be internet influencers but to be PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS! Wolfgang says that’s right! He feels sad for this next generation of so-called superstars, ruining everything that they’ve built! They’re taking stupid photos to post online, but they’re nothing but a bunch of wee lil’ boys! Yes, wee boys!

What you see here are three fully grown men! And on Sunday, they’ve got a bit o’ business to take care of. There’s a Triple Threat, and that means anything goes! The Gallus Boys will do ANTYHING at Battleground to make sure Joe Coffey is leaving with the- Well, speaking of the North American Championship, here comes Oba Femi! Oba has the mic to tell these “gents,” it would be foolish of him to regard them as anything less than extremely dangerous. The three of them as a collective has caused chaos all across the roster. However, Mark, Wolfgang, listen to Oba. They can try to aid Joe, but Oba has said this before and will say it again: the outcome remains the same!

But wait! Here comes Wes Lee! And Wes says hey, he’s in the crowd! The fans cheer, and Wes says everyone is saying their piece. But Wes knows that to get his North American title back, he’ll have to go through three angry Scotsmen hellbent on mayhem, and the most dominant man in the game today. But none of them are ready to do- OH SHOOT, Gallus mugs Oba! Wes hurries in, and he fires off on The Coffey Brothers! Wes then goes after Wolfie, but that’s still 3v2! The Coffey Brothers mug Wes, then mug Oba! Then they set Oba up for Joe, ALL THE BEST FOR THE BELLS! Wes staggers up, but Mark feeds him to Wolfgang’s fireman’s carry!

Mark runs up, BOOT O’ DOOM!! The Gallus Boys stand tall over champion and challenger, will they be the ones on top at the end of Battleground?

 

Time to get out of bed.

A certain you know who puts on her fuzzy slippers, walks to the door, and freshens up in the bathroom. But then when Wendy Choo looks up at the mirror, it shatters! Whether it’s Wendy, or someone else, we’re getting a big return next week on NXT!

 

Backstage interview with Lexis King.

Sarah is with the Drama King and asks him how he feels about back-to-back losses to Dante Chen. Lexis says Dante Chen didn’t look like a winner after last week! She isn’t telling the whole story, she’s leaving out a major detail. That being Lexis laying Dante’s ass out on the concrete floor so hard, that Dante couldn’t even walk out. They had to scrape him up off the ground and take him to the back. That’ll happen to anyone who gets in the way of- DANTE ATTACKS!! The fans cheer a Dante gets payback on Lexis! They brawl, Lexis gets away but then Dante pursues! They end up in the staging area and brawl more!

Security hurries in to stop this, and Lexis shouts, “Who do you think you are?! You and I are gonna finish this once and for all!” Dante says bet! It’s going to be a SINGAPORE CANE MATCH! Will the Singapore Warrior finally “dethrone” this Drama King?

 

Six Woman Tag: Mia Yim, Jaida Parker & Sol Ruca VS Lash Legend, Kelani Jordan & Fallon Henley!

Well, this must be what Stone meant by spicing things up. He made sure there’d be a bit of dysfunction on both sides, which is why Michin will have to work with Miss Parker and the Sol Surfer while The Baller, the Gym Princess and the Cowgirl will have to tolerate each other. Which side doesn’t fall apart in order to have momentum going into Battleground?

The teams sort out, and Kelani starts against Sol. They show respect with a handshake, then tie up. They go around, Kelani headlocks then hits the takeover. Sol headscissors, Kelani kips free, but then Sol headlocks for the takeover. Kelani headscissors. Sol moves around and headstands. Sol pops free but Kelani avoids the headlock to get a headlock back. Sol powers up and out, but Kelani jumps the dropdown. Kelani tilt-o-whirls and RANAS, but Sol handsprings through! They keep going, they both handspring and narrowly miss each other, but the fans fire up! But then Lash and Jaida tag themselves in.

Jaida tells Sol to scoot, but Lash picks Kelani up and puts her on the apron! Kelani is upset, but then Jaida kicks low! Jaida wrenches, headlocks, but Lash powers up and out. Jaida RAMS Lash, but bounces off! Lash talks smack, dares Jaida to try again, but then snatches Jaida by her hair! Jaida fires body shots, talks trash back while pulling hair, but Lash fires body shots! Lash throws Jaida down, but Jaida avoids the splash! Cover, ONE, but Jaida clamps on. Jaida brings Lash over, but her partners don’t want in. So Jaida tags Mia with some stank! The fans fire up, Mia dodges Lash and headlocks back.

Lash powers up and out, Mia RAMS her, but Lash does not budge! Lash asks what is going up with these two? Lash swings, Mia dodges and RANAS! The fans fire up and Mia taunts Jaida, tot hen BOOT Lash! Mia brings Lash around to whip, but Lash reverses. The ref is busy with Jaida while Mia ducks ‘n ‘dodges, and Fallon gets a cheap shot in! Mia takes a swipe but Fallon gets away, and then Lash CLOBBERS Mia! Lash tags Fallon and they argue despite coordinating. Lash holds Mia against ropes so that Fallon can slide out and HAYMAKER! Fallon says she comes first and will be first, but the fans boo and NXT goes picture in picture.

Lash tells Fallon to get on Mia, Fallon storms in, and she stomps a mudhole in. The ref counts but Fallon lets off at 4. Fallon argues with the ref, then drags Mia up. Fallon SMACKS Mia off the mat, stalks her to ropes, then bumps her off buckles. Fallon bumps Mia off the middle buckle, then off the bottom buckle! Fallon puts Mia in a corner, Lash tags in, and they stomp away together. Lash brings Mia around, whips her hard into a corner, and Mia falls over. Lash drags Mia up, whips her corner to corner again, then CLOBBERS her! Cover, TWO! Mia stays in this but Lash clamps onto the arm. Mia endures, even as Lash stands over her.

Mia fights up, her team reaches out, and Mia fires body shots. Lash throws Mia down by her hair! The ref reprimands, Lash storms up on Mia, and RAMS into her at the corner! And again! And again! Lash carries Mia, but Mia fights around to sunset flip! Lash does the backstroke to stay up, then she drags Mia up to SLAM her down! Cover, TWO! Mia survives, but Lash clamps on to the arm again. Mia fights up, throws body shots, but Lash knees low! Lash brings Mia around to whip her to the corner, but Mia BOOTS her back! Mia BLASTS Fallon, NXT returns to single picture as she runs up, only for Lash to stop her!

Lash keeps Mia from Sol and Jaida, THROWS her back, but then Mia dodges! Kelani tag sin, Jaida snipes the tag from Sol! But Kelani rallies on Jaida with big forearms, then a cartwheel ELBOW! Kelani kips up, the fans fire up, and she handsprings, but ducks the haymaker! Kelani wrenches to an OLYMPIC SLAM! Kelani then hurries to a corner, goes up and up, but Jaida grabs at her! Kelani kicks Jaida away, leaps, but Jaida catches her! BACKBREAKER, then Jaida wedges Kelani in the corner. Jaida CHOPS Kelani, then runs up to DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT! Kelani flounders, Jaida hauls her up, INVERTED SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!

Jaida is annoyed, drags Kelani over, and again she tags Mia in. Mia scowls, pushes Jaida aside and gets Kelani up. Mia whips then goes the other way to POUNCE Kelani down! Cover, TWO! Kelani stay sin this but Mia stays on her with knees in the back. Mia ties up legs, pulls Kelani in, BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Kelani endures as Mia thrashes her around, and Kelani pops out to cover, TWO! Mia gets up to DROPKICK Kelani back down! Mia drags Kelani up, brings her over, and again Jaida snipes the tag! The fans boo, they want Sol! Jaida puts Kelani in a COBRA TWIST! Kelani endures, even as Jaida thrashes her around!

Wait, Jazmyn Nyx walks out here, and with Jacy Jayne! Jacy’s got a face mask to protect that busted nose, but then Kelani powers her way to put a COBRA TWIST on Jaida! Jaida powers out to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Hot tags to Sol and Fallon! Sol springboards to FLYING LARIAT Fallon down! Sol keeps moving, she BLASTS Lash then rallies on Fallon! Sol springboards, but Fallon DECKS her! Fallon stomps away in a corner, whips corner to corner, then runs up to UPPERCUT! Fallon keeps going, FLYING FACEBUSTER! Fallon roars, but Sol ROUNDHOUSES her down!

Sol springboards, Fallon dodges but sol rolls through! They both run, both dodge, and then DOUBLE LARIAT! Both women are down and the fans are thunderous! Jaida and Mia fight over who is getting the tag, and Jaida reaches out real far! But Mia SPANKS Jaida into the ring! Jaida YANKS Mia in with her! They brawl and Fallon tags Lash! Lash runs up to get Fallon for the full nelson! Lash and Fallon mug Sol! Kelani gets in to stop this but Fallon SLAPS Kelani! Fallon turns around but Sol ducks, Fallon accidently DECKS Lash! Kelani gets Fallon with the COMPLETE SHOT! Lash runs to BOOT Kelani!

Sol uses the ropes for the SOL SNATCHER!! Cover, Sol’s team wins!

Winner: Sol Ruca, by pinfall

The Number One Seed stays number one with this victory! Will Sol ride this wave of momentum all the way to the top of a ladder? Or will someone bring her crashing down?

 

Ava Raine heads to gorilla.

She looks over the contract she’s written up for Ethan Page, and hops this works. But then Stevie walks over and asks for a moment of her time. Stevie gets why she was put against Jordynne Grace, but it didn’t really seem fair. So maybe next week, Stevie can get another shot? Ava says she has to go, she’ll get back to her. Ava has a lot of pressure on her, will she be able to sign All Ego to NXT? We’ll find out, after the break.

 

Eddy Thorpe speaks.

“When I sit and look into the sacred fire, my thoughts turn to my memories. Stories passed down through generations tell me I come from a long lineage of fighters, battling with everything they had for every inch of this world they got.” Legends like The Brisco Brothers, “Chief” Jay Strongbow, Wahoo McDaniel. “That’s inspiration.” Eddy is fighting for more than winning a match. He is fighting for representation, for the next generation so that they can hear his stories. The time for recovery and reflection is over. His mind and body have been cleansed. Now he returns to NXT reborn, with a clear mission to execute, and his eyes wide open.

The Alpha Wolf is on his way back, will he make himself a legend in his own right?

 

Ava Raine is in the ring.

The NXT GM says, “Alright, Mr. All Ego. You wanted to do this publicly, so here we are. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Ethan Page.” The fans boo but Ethan still makes his way out here. Ethan smirks as he goes to the ring, steps inside, and Ava says this is not how she likes to handle business. But against her better judgment, she is making an exception. So please, let’s get this finished. Ethan says yes, of course. Now listen… The fans are already chanting “Shut The Hell Up!” but Ethan says sorry, did the fans get invited out here to sign an NXT contract? No? Then maybe THEY should shut the hell up!

The fans boo more but Ethan thanks Ava for this. But then the fans chant “WE WANT TRICK!” Ava says this needs to get done. Ethan thanks Ava, but says she’ll have to get used to him calling shots. Because if, and that’s a huge if, he signs her contract, he’ll get a lot of perks no one else in the back does, and they won’t like that very much. Ava won’t like it much either. But to be honest, Ethan doesn’t really give a damn, because he’s earned this. He is tired of waiting, sitting around for opportunities, so now he is gonna take them. He’s a bit frustrated, but Ava should have a giant smile on her face for signing THE wrestler with THE biggest upside in pro-wrestling!

Ava says those are very bold claims, but honestly, she isn’t signing anyone with these demands. Uh, but she is! And on live TV, tonight! Because Ava needs Ethan Page. Now hold on, fans, please. Everyone here knows, they saw the Draft. NXT lost what? EIGHT of its top stars, leaving a giant void perfectly sized for Ethan to fill as THE FACE of NXT. He will take this brand to new heights, and to their new home of The CW. But Ethan is here for that. He understands there is a lot of money in this contract. But he could’ve sat his ass at home and collected a check. But Ethan ain’t about that! He wants opportunities, because he hears that in NXT, talent grants opportunity.

And when they look at Ethan, they might hate him with every ounce of themselves, but they know he’s talented. They know he’s a superstar. The fans chant “WHOOP DAT TRICK!” and is that guy wearing a QR Code shirt? Ethan tells them all to shut up but they keep going. Ethan says Ava knows that Ethan has earned and deserves the ego that he has. Because so far in this ring tonight, Ethan hasn’t said anything that is an opinion. he is spitting facts! But wait! Here comes Trick! The fans fire up and Trick has his own mic. Trick goes to the ring, and Ethan gets the table right out of the way. Ethan tells them to cut the music and tells Trick to listen.

Trick may not know Ethan but he’s been around the block. he sees how these things go. No one’s getting put through a table, because Ethan is just here to handle business. Trick says let’s handle business then. Please give Ethan whatever it is that he wants, sot hat Trick and everyone else here can get what they want, and that is Trick whooping Ethan’s ass! Trick knows Ethan is new to NXT so he’ll tell Ethan how things go here. This is Trick’s house! Trick has been here for a minute. Since the 2.0 days to be exact. There are boys who have been here with him. The fans chant “Trick’s Yor Daddy!”

Trick says he’s got some friends here, and the crowd’s been here the whole time, too. Through the ups, the downs, and everything in between. Trick’s problem with Ethan is, he thinks he can just come into Trick’s house, jump the line, jump Trick. He must be crazy! This is how they gonna do it. Trick will make an example out of Ethan for every other man in every other company around the world who thinks they can just find a way into NXT and get a shot. Because of Ethan, Trick is gonna take Ethan out. Open your ears to hear what Trick’s telling him. Ethan says Trick’s getting a little close, he needs to chill. Ethan says they’re doing business.

But Ethan gets it. He gets why Trick is emotional and all that. Trick has every right to be. Last time they were both here, Ethan knocked Trick into Lash, took that belt, held it up for the world to see, it was a whole thing. Trick has a right to be pissed off. But listen to Ethan clearly. Whether the people like it or not, Ethan and Trick have a lot more in common than Trick thinks. Yeah, Ethan has been watching NXT. He saw Trick with Melo. The spotlight was on Melo and Trick was in his shadow. Ethan was in that spot a million times over. The only difference is, Ethan couldn’t do what Trick did, and Ethan respects him for that. Trick broke out!

Trick took the spotlight and put it on himself as the NXT Champion! The fans cheer that, but Ethan says to listen. With this title comes the responsibility of the target on his back, and with the spotlight that Ethan craves. So this isn’t personal, it was Ethan making an opportunity for Ethan. So Ava, he’s ready to sign the contract. Ava holds the contract up for Ethan, he signs his part, and now all we need is Ava to sign. Trick says yes, please sign it. Ava can’t in good conscious sign given the stipulations. Trick asks why not, but Ethan says because, Ava is signing on for two things. One: Ethan gets his first match in NXT this Sunday at Battleground, for the NXT Championship!

And two: Avan signs on for the end of the Whoop Dat Era! Trick says Ava’s been here al long time, they built this place together. So to make it clear, Ethan can’t end nothing. And come June 9th, Ethan hears one thing and one thing only. NXT, tell ’em what they gonna do! “WHOOP DAT TRICK! WHOOP DAT TRICK!” Ava sighs, but she signs her part. Ethan is now in NXT, and he is now facing Trick for the title! Will All Ego make it a one and done deal? Or will Trick make sure he goes broke in Vegas?


My Thoughts:

A very good NXT, even as a go-home episode. Very good vignette for Lola VS Shayna to hype up their match. Lola may be the NXT superstar, but it just feels like Shayna should win. Sure, Shayna’s in a tag team with Zoey Stark on Raw, has already done quite a bit, but they could find a way to use a defeat to make Lola stronger because she realizes she does have to take this more seriously. And we got some surprisingly good uses of the No Contest tonight. Good promo from Shawn Spears talking with the new kids and Josh Briggs stepping in, and then good move of Je’Von Evans stepping up to Spears. A part of me really wants the “lost soul” Spears is talking about to be Brooks Jensen. It’ll help Jensen have things to do while also making Briggs confront his past.

Good Brothers going after Axiom & Frazer was a good little bit, and we got a really good promo out of Axiom & Frazer in response. Tyriek & Tyson going from match to victims of a blindside was a good segue to give Gallus a promo for the North American Championship match. But as I’ve been feeling, Joe Coffey is definitely taking the loss. It’s just a matter of whether it’s Oba retaining or Wes taking the title. And very good promo from Eddy Thorpe to hype up his return being very soon. I would think he hops right into a midcard title scene after Battleground, he’d be great in either scene.

Speaking of, good stuff from the Heritage Cup tonight. Dempsey’s Taxi Driver “You talkin’ to me?” being interrupted by his team was pretty amusing stuff. A little disappointed The Family didn’t actually go through with pulling one over and making tonight Luca VS Damon or something like that. Instead, a good match for the Cup, but I’m still waiting on someone to win by knockout. Maybe next time if Dempsey sends Myles at Tony, Tony gets an even easier win, forcing Dempsey to try again, or to get someone new to join the crew.

Good match from Izzi VS Natty with Natty as a substitute. I’m sure it was still gonna be a quick pin win for Karmen, so no big deal that Izzi lost. When Karmen’s healthy, she and Izzi can have their own match and maybe just go right to something very competitive. Good promo and brawl from Lexis King with Dante Chen, and them bringing a Singapore Cane Match (aka kendo stick match) out for next week’s post-PLE episode is going to be great stuff. Wendy Choo’s little vignette was great stuff because of what appears to be a bait ‘n’ switch. Instead of Wendy, seems we’ll be getting Mei Ling and Tian Sha making a return instead.

Really good stuff with this ongoing Chase U & Ridge Holland story, where Riley & Duke continue to be salty over Ridge hanging around and being trusted by Chase & Thea. I don’t know if we get a Mixed Six but it feels like it should be that, with Jazmyn or even a returning Jacy Jayne joining Riley & Duke. In fact, Jacy’s cameo tonight certainly teases something. We got a good “summit” promo segment, and of course it turned into a Six Woman Tag, but I did appreciate Stone “spicing it up” so it wasn’t purely Faces VS Heels. And of course things broke down in the end, but honestly, Sol’s team winning surprised me. Go-home match now suggests Sol won’t be the first, but I suppose HHHBK love the philosophy of there being money in the chase for the Face.

Great stuff with Jordynne Grace tonight. Great win for Jordynne, great promo with multiple superstars backstage, and I’m most pleased to see Jordynne and Arianna met given they’re both Grace. Tatum sneaking up on Jordynne makes me wonder if she’ll challenge Jordynne for at least the Knockouts Title in a visit from NXT to TNA. And I would think if Roxie is to win/survive her match against Jordynne, she can definitely cheat or use Champion’s Advantage. And good stuff throughout the night from Trick and Ethan, but I’m really surprised Trick didn’t realize for himself that Ethan’s contract would include a title shot.

The closing segment dragged on a bit, with Ethan doing his best to reference AEW without saying “AEW.” I wonder if some part of this is them improvising because Noam Dar really is beat up. Noam was clearly putting on an act when he was first attacked, all to test Lash, and even Oro being attacked could’ve been part of the scheme. But Noam never came back to call Trick out and demand a match given the fuss he made during the Scottish Supernova segment weeks ago. Ethan Page is still a great signing either way, and he’s going to give Trick a great match, but I would think Trick retains and maybe has his match with Dar for Heatwave in July.

My Score: 8.7/10


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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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