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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (6/3/24)

The LWO fights back!

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Is tonight The King of Lucha’s Judgment Day?

Last week on Raw, Damian Priest demolished The LWO. But now, Rey Mysterio will retaliate against the World Heavyweight Champion!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Sheamus VS Ludwig Kaiser; Kaiser wins.
  • Finn Balor w/ JD McDonagh VS Dragon Lee; Finn wins.
  • Ricochet VS Bron Breakker; Bron wins.
  • Kiana James VS Natalya; Kiana wins.
  • Carlito VS Braun Strowman; Braun wins.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark; Bianca & Jade win, by disqualification, and retain the titles.
  • The New Day VS The Authors of Pain w/ The Final Testament; The AOP win.
  • Damian Priest VS Rey Mysterio; Priest wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill enter the building!

The StrongEST Duo is here, ready to “meet” their next challengers, Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark. But we can see Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn lurking in the background… Will there be some wicked witches up to no good?

 

Liv Morgan is here!

The Liv Morgan Revenge Tour continues thanks to Dominik Mysterio messing things up again! But the real shocker last week was when Liv thanked Dirty Dom with a kiss on the lips! Liv is all smiles as she gets the mic and says, “Welcome to THE LIV MORGAN REVENGE TOUR~!” The fans are torn but Liv says the saying is, “Revenge is never as sweet as you think it’s gonna be when you finally get it.” But not for Liv~! First, she did what no other woman could do and that was take out Rhea Ripley! Then, she became the NEW Women’s World Champion! but that’s not all, because then she put Becky Lynch into early retirement!

The fans boo more and more but Liv asks if they wanna know what the cherry on top is. Kissing Dominik Mysterio~! You all know what she means. The fans saw the video, right? Over 40 MILLION views in less than 24 hours! But speaking of Dom, here he comes! The fans boo Dom even more than they were Liv, but what else is new? Dom tells Liv that he doesn’t know what kind of game she’s playing. The fans keep booing and Dom tells them to let him say his business! Dom tries again to say he doesn’t get what game she’s playing, but now the fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” Dom tells Liv that Mami isn’t playing games.

And when Rhea Ripley returns, she is gonna kill Liv! Liv says maybe. But she probably kills Dom, too. Liv promises to make it all worth it. The fans are intrigued. But Liv asks Dom how long he’s gonna keep on lying to himself. Dom didn’t come out last week to help Becky. He came out so he could be closer to Liv. Liv steps closer to Dom but Dom steps back. Liv says it’s okay. She meant what she said about taking everything from Rhea. That includes Dom, too. Liv has Dom cornered then puts her hand on his face. Liv smooths hand down to his chest, but then Finn Balor jumps in! Finn gets Dom’s mic to tell Liv to back off!

Liv is surprised but Finn says enough is enough! Dom wants nothing to do with Liv! NONE of the Judgment Day does! Well, what if Liv doesn’t wanna go? And what if… Dom doesn’t want Liv to go? But okay, okay, Liv will go. For now. Liv drops her mic, smiles and exits the ring, making sure Dom gets an eyeful as she does. Liv even teases his hair. Dom is flustered and frustrated, what will Mami have to say about her Latino Heat being Liv’s plaything?

 

Backstage interview with Sheamus.

Jackie Redmond is with The Fella at gorilla, and asks that after last week’s brawl, how pumped is he to get his hands on Ludwig Kaiser? Sheamus is very pumped up! We all saw what happened. Kaiser came outta nowhere, dropping some real bombs. And here Sheamus was, thinking this whole time that Ludwig was just Gunther’s announcer holding the General’s coat. Yes, he looks like a Ken doll, is annoying and arrogant, but maybe Gunther’s been holding Kaiser back. Maybe there’s more bite to the bark. Tonight, Kaiser sees if he can go toe to toe with the Celtic Warrior. Sheamus can hear the fans firing up already!

Sheamus says he’s on the cusp of 15 YEARS in the WWE, has been in the ring with the best of the best. And it’s always been about, “Can the fella across the ring from me gain my respect?” Only one way to do that: put on banger after banger, after banger! The fans echo that for Sheamus as he walks through the curtain and out on stage! Monday Night Raw is now Fight Night, will Sheamus and Kaiser melt it down in Hershey, Pennsylvania?

Sheamus VS Ludwig Kaiser!

OH NO, Kaiser attacks from behind with a CHOP BLOCK! He hammers down hands on the bad leg! Refs and producers rush out to stop Kaiser but he isa shark with blood in the water! Kaiser does back off, the fans boo, is this match still going to happen? We’ll find out after the break!

Raw returns and the match is happening! Sheamus CLUBS away on Kaiser, bumps him off buckles, then fires off hands and UPPERCUTS! Kaiser CHPOS, Sheamus CHOPS, repeat! The fans fire up as Sheamus UPPERCUTS Kaiser, then ROCKS him. Sheamus suplexes high and hard, and Kaiser scrambles away. Kaiser wants mercy, but goes for the bad leg! Kaiser YANKS the leg, KICKS Sheamus around, then fires CHOPS again and again and again! Sheamus just gets mad! Sheamus ROCKS Kaiser, ROCKS him again, then DECKS him! Sheamus digs his boots in on Kaiser but the ref counts.

Sheamus lets off at 4, gets mad with the ref given how Kaiser was going after him before the match. But then Kaiser goes and kicks the bad leg! And then DROPKICKS it! Kaiser KICKS away in the corner, stomps away, then lets off to SPIT on Sheamus! The fans boo but Sheamus is actually amused! Kaiser fires off on Sheamus again, but Sheamus short arm LARIATS! The fans fire up with Sheamus as he SPITS back on Kaiser! Sheamus kicks Kaiser around, gets him up and UPPERCUTS! Kaiser staggers, Sheamus GRINDS Kaiser into ropes, but lets off at 4. Sheamus kicks Kaiser, Kaiser goes for a leg, but Sheamus drags Kaiser up.

Sheamus knees Kaiser, then swings again. Kaiser dodges to CHOP the leg! Kaiser KICKS away on the leg, lets off as Sheamus goes to ropes, and then Sheamus goes to the apron. The fans boo but Kaiser soaks up the heat. Kaiser digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Kaiser runs up to KICK, but Sheamus blocks! Sheamus trips Kaiser to KICK and KICK and KICK a leg! Kaiser scrambles away, Sheamus storms up and UPPERCUTS! Sheamus then clotheslines Kaiser up and out! The fans fire up for Sheamus as a ring count starts. Sheamus wants after Kaiser again but kaiser trips him up! Kaiser SLAMS the bad leg on the apron!

Kaiser CHOPS Sheamus but Sheamus kicks back with the good leg! Sheamus looms over Kaiser but Kaiser CHOPS the leg! The ref starts the ring count but Sheamus RAMS Kaiser into barriers! Sheamus puts Kaiser back into the ring, but then brings him up against the ropes! The fans cheer but Kaiser fights the Bodhrain! HOTSHOT, and GAMANGIRI! Sheamus wobbles, Kaiser POSTS him! Sheamus sits on the steel steps, the ref backs Kaiser up, but Kaiser goes out the side! Kaiser runs and DROPKICKS the bad leg against the steps! The fans boo while Kaiser stands tall, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Sheamus is on the apron, clutching his knee. Kaiser drags Sheamus up, hooks him in the ring, and Kaiser grins as he steals BEATS- NO!! Sheamus stops that at one! And he ELBOWS Kaiser away! Kaiser runs up but into a HOTSHOT! Sheamus stands, and he LARIATS Kaiser down! Kaiser reaches out in a daze while the fans rally up. Sheamus drags himself up, shakes out the bad leg, and he CLOBBERS Kaiser! And CLOBBERS him again! Sheamus scoops, but Kaiser CLAWS eyes! Kaiser kicks the leg, ROCKS Sheamus again and again, then pie faces him. Kaiser runs, into a scoop and POWERSLAM!

The fans fire up and Sheamus rises again. Sheamus drags Kaiser back up, reels him in, and Canadian Racks, but Kaiser slips free! Kaiser dodges again and Sheamus’ knee hits buckles! Kaiser puts the leg on ropes to DOUBLE STOMP it! Kaiser pulls the kneepad away but the ref backs him up. The ref checks Sheamus and asks about the leg. The fans boo and chant at Kaiser, “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” Kaiser says Sheamus is done, but Sheamus tells the ref NOT to call this off! Sheamus grits his teeth, eggs Kaiser on, saying he wants Kaiser to end this himself! “Is that all ya got?!” Kaiser storms up to SLAP Sheamus!

Sheamus tells Kaiser to bring it! Kaiser SLAPS and CHOPS over and over! The ref has to back Kaiser off, but then Sheamus CHOPS back! And CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! The fans fire up with every CHOP, then Sheamus whips! Kaiser hits buckles but BOOTS back! Kaiser runs up to put Sheamus back in the corner, and puts some stank on it. But Sheamus counter punches first! Sheamus fires hands, brings Kaiser out, and short arm- NO, Kaiser dodges the lariat to KICK the leg out! Kaiser CLUBS Sheamus’ neck, CLUBS him again, then runs up, into the KNEE CAP!! That’s Kaiser’s fault for taking the kneepad!

The fans fire up again and Sheamus rises! Sheamus beats his chest, aims, but the leg gives up! Kaiser rolls Sheamus up, TWO!! Sheamus stands, UPPERCUTS, and then whips Kaiser out to the apron! Sheamus drags Kaiser back up, and finally some BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN!! Sheamus goes past TEN, to THIRTEEN! Kaiser flops back in, Sheamus hauls him back up! Sheamus fireman’s carries, then goes up a corner! Even with the bad leg, Sheamus is up there for the SUPER WHITE- NO, Kaiser slips free and KICKS the legs out!! Cover, Kaiser wins!!

Winner: Ludwig Kaiser, by pinfall

The Impeccable German had the advantage from the start, but he knew what he was doing all along! We get some more QR code, but will Kaiser prove himself worthy of bigger and better opportunities?

 

The Judgment Day regroups backstage.

Finn & JD McDonagh talk with Dom about this Liv thing, and Dom says he can’t help it that ladies are into him. He didn’t do anything. That’s the thing! Dom didn’t do anything! Dom is playing with fire, don’t get burned. Priest steps in and asks for an explanation about earlier. Finn says none needed, situation handled. Well, is that true? Dom says yeah, it’s like Finn says. Okay, nice. How about Rhea? Does she know? Dom says he’s giving her space, but everything’s fine. Really. Priest says okay, then he hopes it works out and that Dom makes things right.

But now, to business. They have enough trouble as it is, with Priest taking on Dom’s dad and Finn taking on Dragon Lee. How about they settle some scores and remind everyone why Judgment Day runs Raw? They all fist bump and the boys head out. Will The Prince be able to take down the Boy Wonder before El Campeon handles The King of Lucha? Or is this where The LWO starts to take over?

 

Ricochet gets taped up by the trainer.

The King of Flight thanks the doc, but then Ilja Dragunov walks in. The Czar wants to talk and Ricochet says he appreciates it, but he’s good, he’s locked in. No he’s not! But Dragunov isn’t here to stop Ricochet. Dragunov understands that people like them live close to the limit. Ricochet says he’s right, and that’s why last week, when Ricochet almost beat Dragunov, if he can walk, then he can fight. Dragunov wants Ricochet to listen. If there’s anyone who understands Ricochet, it is Dragunov. But Dragunov still wants Ricochet to be careful. Bron Breakker is just wired differently.

Ricochet says HE is wired differently! Dragunov is wired differently! They’re here because of that, Bron just forgot it. Bron has been inserting himself into their business for too long, so if Dragunov wants to settle this with Ricochet, it has to be after he smacks the fake tan off Bron. Then best of luck, friend. Ricochet heads out, but will he need to come back here for even more tape after tonight?

 

Finn Balor w/ JD McDonagh VS Dragon Lee!

Raw returns as The Prince makes his entrance, The Irish Ace by his side. The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Finn CLUBS away on Dragon’s back! Finn wrangles Dragon by his arm, grinds the shoulder, but Dragon moves around. Dragon rolls, Finn has the wristlock, but Dragon cartwheels through to knee low! Dragon wrenches Finn to a wristlock, then CHOPS! Dragon knuckle locks, goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Then arm-drags again! Dragon has the armlock and grinds Finn down. Finn endures, fights up, but Finn puts Dragon in the corner.

The ref counts, Finn lets off and pats Dragon. Then Finn throws body shots then CLUBS and stomps Dragon down! Finn bumps Dragon off buckles, CHOPS him, then follows Dragon to another corner. Finn RAMS Dragon again and again, but lets off as the ref counts. Finn brings Dragon around to CLUB him again. Finn brings Dragon up to whip, but Dragon ducks ‘n’ dodges and RANAS! Finn tumbles out, the fans fire up, and Dragon builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp and the fans fire up again! Dragon stares JD down while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Finn has a chinlock on Dragon. The fans rally as Dragon endures and fights up. Finn throws Dragon down by his head, then looms over him. JD says Dragon’s got nothing, and Finn kicks Dragon around. Dragon gets mad and stands up, but Finn CHOPS! Dragon fires up and he fires haymakers on Finn! The fans fire up, Dragon whips, but Finn reverses. Dragon holds ropes, then sidesteps Finn to SNAP GERMAN! The fans fire up with Dragon and he watches Finn go to a corner. Dragon runs up to JUMP KICK! Leg sweep! Swinging DROPKICK for Combinacion Dragon! The fans fire up again but JD gets on the apron!

Dragon swipes, JD drops away, and Finn rolls Dragon up! TWO, JD is mad, but Dragon slips through Finn’s lariat to get Finn up for a SITOUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Finn survives and Dragon is surprised! Dragon rises, he gets Finn up, and he fireman’s carries, only for JD to get on the apron! So Dragon ROLLING SENTONS Finn then DECKS JD! Dragon goes up the corner, JD distracts the ref, and CARLITO appears! Carlito trips up Dragon! The fans boo but Finn goes up after Dragon to get the SUPER- NO, Dragon fires body shots! Dragon HEADBUTTS Finn down! Dragon adjusts to CROSSBODY CARLITO!!

The fans are thunderous as Dragon fires off on Caribbean Cool! But then JD runs up, only for Dragon to SUPERKICK him! Dragon gets back in but Finn SHOTGUNS Dragon down! Finn hurries up top, for the COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Finn wins!

Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall

Big assist from Carlito to mess Dragon over, and now he and Finn mug Dragon! But here comes BRAUN!! The Monster Among Men storms out here with Rey, and they’re both after Finn & Carlito! Braun breaks through the double lariats to DOUBLE LARIAT back! Rey drags Carlito out, JD runs in but Braun BOOTS him down! The Judgment Day get away and regroup at the ramp, but Braun says time to get on the tracks! Braun runs up, but Judgment Day runs away! Braun says he’ll get them soon enough! Will the Strowman Express derail the Judgment Day’s plans for Raw?

 

Sami Zayn is backstage.

The Intercontinental Champion is on his way to gorilla, passing by Natalya as she’s talking with… Sonya Deville? Sonya was trying to get Zoey Stark & Shayna Baszler to listen to her before, will she convince The Queen of Harts to listen? As for Sami, what will he say about The Alpha Academy’s deterioration from within?

 

Judgment Day regroups backstage.

Priest says not for nothing, but he thought by now, the Strowman situation would’ve been dealt with. JD apologizes but Priest says don’t sweat it. And Carlito! He wants to play prospect, wants to run with the crew? Here’s an idea: go to Adam Pearce and make a match. Ask Pearce for a match of Carlito VS Strowman. Then Carlito can handle the situation. Oh, and do it tonight. Priest and the boys head out, and Carlito says that’s not cool. And R-Truth says that’s not what’s up! He feels Carlito’s pain. Being in Judgment Day is like riding a roller coaster. When you’re down, they kick you. And when you’re up, they still kick you. But those were the best days of Truth’s life.

The Miz walks in and says those were the best? They’re the World Tag Team Champions now! THESE should be the best days of his life! They stole Truth’s TV! Miz, let go of The Judgment Day stuff! Miz is obsessed! It’s starting to get weird. Truth leaves and Miz is even more confused! But will Carlito be able to stop Braun and earn his way into the Judgment Day? Or will he just #GetTheseHands?

 

Sami Zayn goes to the ring!

The fans fire up for the Intercontinental Champion and chant his name while he gets the mic. Sami then says, “Welcome to Pennsylvania, huh?” Good to be back, because last time he was here was WrestleMania, and we all know how that went! The fans cheer as Sami holds up the belt. But truth is, Sami hasn’t really had time to enjoy it, because the whole time there’s been this thorn in his side, Chad Gable. Chad’s tried to make this about everyone and everything else: Gunther, family, the Alpha Academy, but the truth is, this is about Chad and Sami! And after the past couple weeks, it has gone on long enough!

Here is what Sami is proposing: Chad, come out here now, leave the Academy behind, and face Sami man to man so they can put an end to all of this right here and right now! Gable doesn’t make his entrance, he sends The Academy out instead! Maxxine Dupri leads the way with a note in hand. She apologizes to Sami, but Gable says Sami doesn’t deserve his time. Gable also said The Academy needs to redeem themselves, and that starts with delivering this message. The Academy goes to the ring, Sami tells them they don’t have to do this. They don’t have to! But Maxxine reads, “From Master Gable…

“Sami, you really think you can turn my students against me? Ha ha. Sami, you are living proof that my teachings can take a pathetic excuse of a human being and make them a champion. Without my help, this ring would be filled with: a failure hanging around backstage, pretending to be a ninja; a child who couldn’t even hang onto his own Money in the Bank briefcase; a knockoff Barbie no one wanted; and a whiny, disheveled mess that Gunther would’ve squashed. I already wiped the mat with you the last time we met one-on-one, Sami, so the only way this ends is you giving me my Intercontinental Championship match.”

The fans cheer for Otis and Sami tells them to tell Gable that if that is what it’ll take, he’s got it! Sami will defend this title against Gable at Clash at the Castle! But y’know what? It isn’t about this right now, and this isn’t about talking to Gable. Sami wants to talk to the three of them right now. Haven’t they had enough? Being paraded out here, humiliated by Gable? They’re all better than that! Sami knows it and the people know it! Chad Gable does NOT get to decide what they are worth! Nnow, Sami understands, he’s been in their shoes. So take it from him, they need to set thesmelves free from Gable once and for all.

But Gable attacks from the other side!! The fans boo as Gable tricks Sami and gets him down! Gable then gives crossface forearms over and over! The fans want Otis to stand up to Gable, but Gable GERMAN SUPLEXES Sami down! Gable then tells Otis to help him finish this. Gable drags Sami up, tells Otis to do it, and Otis looks at his arm. Otis paces as he’s conflicted, but Gable gets mad! Gable shoves Otis around! Gable SLAPS Otis! Gable tells Otis to listen to him! Tozawa pulls Gable back!! The fans fire up for Tozawa, but then Gable pushes him around! The fans boo as Tozawa cowers in the corner.

Maxxine pulls Gable away from Tozawa! She pleads with Gable, but Gable mocks her begging. If she’s gonna beg, she needs to beg on her knees! Maxxine does beg on her knees! The fans boo and Otis is even angrier now! But Gable tells Maxxine and Tozawa to GET OUT! Maxxine and Tozawa listen, but then OTIS stands in Gable’s way! The fans fire up and Gable tries to reason with Otis. Otis doesn’t budge, but then Sami gets up! Sami fires off hands on Gable! Otis comforts Tozawa & Maxxine, but then Gable shoves Sami into Otis, and he knocks Tozawa & Maxxine over!! Gable blames Sami for it all when everyone else knows the truth!

The fans tell Otis to listen to Sami, but Otis doesn’t know what to do with himself! He scoops Sami for a WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! The fans boo but Otis had the wool pulled over his eyes by that snake! Otis still helps Tozawa and Maxxine to the back, carrying them both. Gable holds up the Intercontinental Championship, that’s all he cares about! But will Sami make sure Gable only gets what he deserves when they meet in Glasgow?

Adam Pearce is watching this.

And then Bron Breakker walks in. “Wow. That’s your champion, huh? I would break him in half.” Pearce asks Bron what he wants. Bron says slow down, he is here, believe it or not, to congratulate him. Bron is finally in a match with some real competition. Oh, congratulate him, huh? Bron doesn’t deserve tonight’s match, only the second fine he’s incurred. And the only reason this is happening is because Ricochet wanted it. Ricochet’s someone who understands the meaning of the word, “Respect.” Oh, does he? Okay. Bron will teach Pearce and Ricochet something about respect. Pearce didn’t put Bron in the King of the Ring tournament, so now no one is holding him back.

Bron heads out, the chip on his shoulder still very large. But will that chip weigh him down against The King of Flight? Or will Braon break the WWE Speed Champion?

 

The Alpha Academy regroups backstage.

Gable is all excited now! They did it! Genius how Maxxine faked getting hurt so Sami would feel bad! No, she really got hurt! She can barely stand on her foot. Still in character! He loves it! And Tozawa, good night, too. But he’s also hurting. Nah, he’ll be fine. And Otis… He’s so proud! Number one guy, always was! And as a team, they will finally accomplish their goal and win Gable that Intercontinental Championship! Keep it up, everyone! Gable heads out, but will Otis see what Sami is saying soon enough?

 

Ricochet VS Bron Breakker!

Raw returns and the Big Bad Booty Nephew makes his entrance. The bell rings and the fans bark. But then Ricochet SLAPS Bron! Bron swings, Ricochet dodges and fires fast hands! Bron scoops, Ricochet slips free and fires off kicks, fists, and a CHOP! Ricochet whips, Bron reverses, but Ricochet goes up and over. The ribs bother Ricochet, but he still mule kicks and UPPERCUTS! Ricochet fires more hands, but Bron shoves, Ricochet rolls off the back, ducks under then handsprings back to RANA! Bron goes to a corner, Ricochet DROPKICKS him back down! The fans rally up, Ricochet runs up, but Bron puts him on the aprno.

Ricochet GAMANGIRIS, grimaces through the pain, then springboards. Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges and builds speed to LARIAT!! Bron is all fired up and Hershey is barking it up! Bron stalks Ricochet even out of the ring, then drags him up for a fireman’s carry. Bron brings Ricochet up the steel steps, to then TOSS him to the barriers! Ricochet sputters and falls back, the fans bark some more, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Bron KNEES Ricochet at the ropes! And KNEES him again! Bron whips Ricochet, Ricochet springboards, but into Bron’s arms! Bron pops Ricochet up to the fireman’s carry, but Ricochet spins to a DDT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ricochet grits his teeth, pounds the mat, and he rises back up! The fans rally as Ricochet runs corner to corner, RAMS into Bron, then goes to the apron. Ricochet springboards, FLYING LARIAT! The fans fire up as Ricochet runs to LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Bron survives but Ricochet drags him to a drop zone. Ricochet goes up, takes a deep breath, and 450- NO, he has to bail out!

Bron runs up but into a SUPERKICK!! Ricochet uses Bron’s speed against him, then runs up to RECOIL!! Cover, TWO!! Bron survives and Ricochet is shocked! Ricochet hurries to a corner and climbs up. The fans rally but Bron stands and anchors Ricochet’s foot! Ricochet kicks with the other, Bron staggers away, but then Bron comes right back! Up and up and SUPER STEINER! The fans fire up as the straps come down, SPEAR!! Cover, Bron wins!

Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall

Ricochet put up a hell of a fight for having bad ribs, but Bron still ran through him. Bron then grins as he kicks Ricochet out of the ring, to throw into steel steps!! The fans boo but Bron pushes Ricochet down. The ref reprimands and producers hurry out here, but Bron pulls the steps apart! Bron aims at Ricochet bur refs and security stand on his way! Dragunov runs out here! Bron TOSSES the steps at him, but Dragunov dodges to CLOBBER Bron! The fans fire up but Bron gets away. Bron says he’s not done with Dragunov, but will Dragunov make sure Bron is the one that breaks?

 

LWO regroups backstage.

Rey tells Dragon to tranquilo, he looked great out there, and would’ve won tonight if not for Carlito. That fool has taken too much away from Dragon, and Dragon will get his payback soon. But first, they gotta take away his protection. Tonight, Rey is aiming straight for the head, Damian Priest. Priest thinks Judgment Day runs things, but that doesn’t included La Raza or The LWO. Zelina says that’s right! So tonight, Rey personally delivers this message man to man, face to face. Ariba La Raza! Rey is all fired up, but will he be able to take down the World Heavyweight Champion?

 

Kiana James VS Natalya!

The Calculator finally has her Raw in-ring debut after being brought up in the WWE Draft, and the Queen of Hart makes her return after helping Karmen Petrovic in NXT. Jackie is with Kiana at gorilla, and says in moments, she has her first Raw match. How excited is she to finally have this moment? Kiana says as we all know, Natty is one of the most accomplished superstars in WWE history. Kiana took her time to get acclimated to Raw learning from Pearce. Pearce is fabulous at his job despite the circumstances, and she specifically asked for this match.

Kiana has huge aspirations here, and to beat The BOAT would not only validate that Kiana is “The One Percent,” but it would be a huge first step to the top. The music hits, will Kiana herself be a hit after tonight? Or will Natty show Kiana just why Natty is still one of the best today?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Natty hits a headlock and takeover fast, but Kiana rolls. Natty lets go to get up, they tie up, and Natty wrenches to a wristlock. Kiana rolls, handsprings, and wrenches to wristlock. Natty rolls, handsprings, and wrenches through to back drop! Cover, ONE, but Natty hurries to waistlock. Kiana pries at the hold, switches, but Natty switches right back. Natty headlocks, Kiana powers out, but Natty goes up and over in the corner. Natty waistlocks again, O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Natty hurries up, rolls over the dropdown, but Kiana whips. Natty ducks the hurdle, leaps the monkey flip, but Kiana waistlocks.

Kiana rolls Natty up but Natty gets free to go for the arm! Kiana fights that, stacks Natty, TWO! Kiana claims her arm is bothering her so the ref has Natty hold on. Kiana goes to a corner, Natty storms back up, but Kiana YANKS her into buckles! Kiana stomps away, having gotten the better of Natty there. Kiana lets off to RAM in, handspring back, and RAM in again! Kiana then reels Natty in to whip, but Natty reverses. Kiana reverses back, but Natty comes back to DISCUS! The fans rally as Natty ROCKS Kiana again and again! Kiana shoves Natty, Natty ducks ‘n ‘dodges! Natty blocks a kick to throw Kiana down!

Natty runs to step on Kiana and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Kiana stays in this but Natty wont’ let up. Natty lifts Kiana to back suplex but Kiana lands out! Kiana waistlocks, Natty elbows free and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Natty fires up the fans, steps through the legs, but Kiana scrambles! Kiana grabs the skirt, Natty drags her in, but Kiana BOOTS Natty away! Kiana runs to hit the 401K! Cover, Kiana wins!

Winner: Kiana James, by pinfall

Kiana made Natty look like light work and has a big first win on Raw! Will Kiana continue to excel until she’s going after gold?

 

Backstage interview with The New Day.

Cathy Kelley is with Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston and says tonight, they face The Authors of Pain, who are led by Karrion Kross now. In recent weeks, Kross seems intent on dismantling The New Day, does that add any pressure to tonight? Woods says they’ve been here so many times, there have been people trying to do this over the years, it isn’t gonna work. Kofi says it won’t work, and the fact is, they’ve been doing this for so long, and there’s a reason why: Because they’re the best to ever do it! A lot of people have tried to come between The New Day and they have all failed. And The Authors of Pain, The Final Testament, that’s just the next team in a long line and they will fail, too.

Do you know why~? BECAAAAAAAUSE~! NEW! DAY ROCKS! Kross walks in and says he loves that chant so much! Just at shame it doesn’t hit the same anymore. And do they want to know why? Because the Power of Positivity is dead. Oh…! So Kross thinks it doesn’t hit the same? Doesn’t hit as hard? Well, The New Day does! And the AOP finds out tonight, the hard way. The New Day heads out, but Kross tells Woods that after tonight, Woods won’t have to follow Kofi around anymore. Trust him. Kross is clearly trying to get in Woods’ head, but is it working?

 

Natalya returns backstage.

And there’s Sonya. Ready to talk? Yes, she is. Enough is enough, time for a change! Sonya says good, but then she spots Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark. She says it is their lucky night because Jade Cargill & Bianca Belair did show up. And also, she’s been talking with Natty, and Sonya- Okay, okay, stop. They don’t care what Sonya has to say! And of course they know Bianca & Jade showed up, Zoey & Shayna invited them here! Duh! And three, these two will show Jade & Bianca who the real top team is around here. Okay, just don’t be brash. The more respect you demand, the less you actually get. Does that make sense?

Shayna is starting to think Sonya is the only one who doesn’t respect them. So just leave them alone! Zoey & Shayna head out, and again se see Alba & Isla lurking. Will Deville ditch the Queen of Spades & Hunter for some more sinister prospects?

 

Carlito VS Braun Strowman!

Well, it seems Caribbean Cool did just as Priest said to do, because here we are! Will Carlito even survive “handling” this situation? Or is there no stopping the Strowman Express now that he’s got a head of steam?

Raw returns and Carlito makes his entrance. He reluctantly gets on the apron, and then Braun runs up to get hiM! Carlito HOTSHOTS Braun away, the bell rings, and Carlito fires off hands! Brauns hoves Carlito, swings but Carilto dodges ot kick, run and knee lift! Carlito keeps moving, but Braun TOSSES Carlito to a corner! Braun runs in, Carlito dodges and DROPKICKS! Carlito fires himself up, but Braun CLOBBERS him! The fans fire up with Braun, then he stands Carlito up to CLUB him down! Braun soaks up the cheers, then he stalks Carlito to a corner. Braun CLUBS Carlito, then TOSSES him across the way!

The fans fire up but here comes JD & Finn! Braun DECKS JD, then grabs Finn by the neck! Carlito CLUBS Braun, and BACK- NO, Braun shrugs Carlito off! INVERTED CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, Braun wins!

Winner: Braun Strowman

But the Judgment Day attack! The fans boo as Finn & JD stomp and CLUB away on Braun, but then he grabs each of them by the neck! Braun shoves them both back, to then DOUBLE LARIAT! The fans fire up but here comes Dom! CHOP BLOCK to a leg! But Braun SHOVES Dom down! Braun still hobbles, but Dom gets a chair! Braun SWATS the chair away!! Dom freaks out, runs away, but Braun pursues! Braun stalks Dom up the ramp as Dom begs for mercy! Also seems that arm is better than he lets on. But then LIV stands in the way? Liv won’t let Braun hurt her Latino Heat, and then JD DIVES onto Braun!

JD & Finn mug Braun, Carlito joins in, but Braun still fights them off! Braun TOSSES JD into the ring! JD gets that chair, JAMS Braun up, then SMACKS him on the back! Braun stands up, so JD SMACKS Braun in the chest! And the leg, and the leg, and the other leg! Finn & Carlito join in to stomp away on Braun, then holds him down for JD to fire off on those legs! Dom gets up, Liv smiles as she looks him over. Dom backs away but Liv steps forward. Finn steps outside and tells her no means no. Liv says she’s just having fun. Liv waves bye as she backs away, is Dom really gonna have to make this up to Mami?

 

Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill head to the ring!

The fans fire up as the storm is coming, and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions make their way out. They get mics as the fans cheer, and Bianca says Monday Night Raw, it has been a minute since The EST has been her. But now that she is one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions, they gonna show up, show out, and defend the belts, no matter the brand. The fans like that! Jade says that they got a special invite here, so they’ve come to collect. Shayna, Zoey, since you wanna be so loud and run your mouths, come out and say it to their faces! Shayna & Zoey oblige as they make their entrances now.

Zoey says, “Well, well, well. Shayna, look who it finally is! Bianca and Jade!” Zoey’s shocked that these two were here., When was the last time those titles were even on Raw? In fact, Zoey & Shayna thought the champs were trying to duck ‘n’ dodge. Duck ‘n’ dodge? Jade & Bianca ain’t afraid of them! Zoey & Shayna can’t whoop them! Now, if Zoey & Shayna had the titles, then maybe the belts would be on Raw. Oh, hahaha. Bianca & Jade should be scared! Cuz once they get the title match, Shayna & Zoey will take those titles and send Bianca & Jade back to SmackDown where they’ll continue to duck the real baddest team in WWE.

Jade says why wait? These two are so confident, let’s give the people what they want! Shayna says bet! But Pearce hurries out here to have everyone hold on. He wants to make sure we’re on the same page, because normally he wouldn’t just put titles on the line on the fly. But it sounds like they all want the match here and now. Hershey, do you want this? “YES!!” Then hell, who is he to stand int he way? Let’s get a ref! They’ll have this match right now, and the women’s tag titles ARE on the line! The fans cheer for that! But will Shayna & Zoey prove they truly are the baddest team today? Or will they regret cashing in the golden tickets so quickly?

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill VS Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark!

Bianca and Shayna start and the bell rings. The fans fire up and the two tie up. Shayna waistlocks, headlocks, then wrenches. Shayna twists the wrist, but Bianca scoops to SLAM! The fans fire up, Shayna gets to her feet, but Bianca runs her over! Bianca runs in at the corner but Shayna dodges! Shayna stomps a mudhole in, lets off to soak up some heat, then goes back for Bianca. Shayna whips corner to corner, Bianca goes up and over then handsprings away. Bianca comes back to RAM Shayna! The fans fire up as Bianca RAMS Shayna again and again, then she brings Shayna to the corner. Tag to Jade and the fans fire up!

Bianca whips Jade in to SPLASH Shayna! Jade scoops Shayna, SLAMS herm, then tags Bianca. Bianca runs up, handspring and Canadian Rack, DOMINATOR SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Shayna stays in this, crawls for her corner, but Bianca keeps her from Zoey. Bianca whips, Shayna ducks ‘n’ dodges and Zoey sneaks a tag. Shayna gets around Bianca, sets her up, and Zoey MISSILE DROPKICKS! Zoey soaks up heat but Jade tags in! Jade spins Zoey around, reels her in, and GOURD BUSTERS, to then get Zoey back up! Jade UPPERCUTS, BOOTS, then reels Zoey in for a POWER- NO, ooey slips out! Jade SUPERKICKS her down!

The fans fire up for Jade and she aims. STINGER- NO, Zoey dodges! Zoey comes back, is put on the apron but she GAMANGIRIS Jade! Zoey goes up, but Jade ROCKS Zoey! Jade suplexes Zoey off the corner and holds her up! The fans fire up as Jade walks around with Zoey even! Shayna gets in, saves Zoey, but Bianca gets in! Shayna & Zoey each dodge, but then Jade & Bianca each ELBOW them back! Jade & Bianca reel Zoey & Shayna in, for DOUBLE STALLING SUPLEXES! The fans fire up for the DOUBLE SLAM! And double kip up! Wakanda Forever, Black Girl Magic! The fans are all fired up while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Shayna drags Jade up, only for Jade to scoop and FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans fire up while both women are down! Jade and Shayna crawl for their corners, hot tags to Zoey and Bianca! The fans fire up as The EEST rallies on Zoey with big shoulders, then a DROPKICK! Shayna returns but Bianca gets her for a BIG back suplex! Zoey runs up, swings, but Bianca wrenches and suplexes! Bianca kips up and the fans fire up again as she runs in at the corner. Bianca RAMS into Zoey, then goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along, Bianca gets TEN, then goes to TWELVE! Shayna runs up, Bianca flips up and over!

Bianca gets Shayna for a BACKBREAKER, and she gets Zoey for a SPINEBUSTER! Handspring MOONSAULT! Cover, Shayna breaks it! Shayna drags Bianca up, whips, but Bianca reverses to TOSS Shayna! Zoey SUPERKICKS Bianca, calls for Shayna, and Shayna rises to tag in. Shayna KNEES Bianca down, covers, TWO! Shayna tags Zoey back in and Zoey gets Bianca up. The fans rally as Zoey reels Bianca in, but Bianca fights the bomb! Bianca backdrops free, Jade drags Shayna out! Jade sends Shayna into steel steps! Then runs up, only to get sent into those steps! Bianca sees that, but Zoey rolls her up! TWO!!

Zoey hurries to BACK ELBOW, ROLLING ELBOW, then HEEL- NO, Bianca ducks the kick to torture rack! KISS OF DEATH!! BUT ALBA & ISLA ATTACK!!

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

Jade returns to throw Isla off Bianca and then fire off on Alba, but that only gets her attacked by Isla! Shayna joins in, not even caring that the match is over! Bianca throws Shayna aside to then throw Isla. But now it’s a 4v2 mugging! The fans boo, but Alba SUPERKICKS Jade down! Shayna & Zoey stand over Bianca, Alba & Isla stand over Jade. Is the StrongEST Duo in for a wicked showdown at Clash at the Castle?

 

Backstage interview with Damian Priest.

Cathy Kelley is now with El Campeon, and says The Judgment Day has had quite a bit of success tonight. How is he planning on capitalizing in the main event against Rey Mysterio? Priest says yes, it has been a good night. It feels right. As far as Rey goes, that guy has been a thorn in their side. So tonight, as much as Priest respects Rey’s fight and willingness to not quit, Priest must close the door on this issue. So tonight, Priest is done with Dom’s dad. Then speaking of, she’d be a bad journalist if she didn’t ask about Dom and Liv- Hey, cool it with the Liv stuff. But then in steps Drew McIntyre.

The Scottish Terminator says Priest’s in a good mood. Yeah, he’s world champ. Every day is a happy day. How’s McIntyre’s life? Oh, it’ll be good in a couple weeks. Sure it will. McIntyre tells Priest to enjoy this now. He is in his prime, this is as high as Priest goes. So live it up! McIntyre really does believe in Priest. But Priest wants to make it personal, so now it’s personal. See you soon. McIntyre leaves, Priest says that guy has issues. But will Priest settle his issues with The King of Lucha so he can focus on Clash at the Castle?

 

Jey Uso is here!

The fans fire up as Main Event Jey makes his way down from the bleachers! The fireflies come out and they bounce with Jey, and he stays up there as he gets the mic. Jey asks if they’re ready for the summertime~, let him hear ya say, “YEET!” “YEET!” Jey says hey to lil’ man here, he likes the shirt. But ya boi still has big plans for himself, right? “YEET!” Last summer was Money in the Bank, Bloodline: Civil War. That was tough on Jey. He lost his brothers, his cousin, his family. Real talk, he stayed in the fight because he knew one day he could fight on his own. “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey is serious, though. He wasn’t just a Right Hand Man. “YEET!”

Jey knew that one day, Uce, he could finally be THE Main Event Jey Uso. “YEET!” So with that said, y’all… Jey wants to take this time to thank everyone for yeetin’ with him on this journey. The fans cheer that! “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey gives his sunglasses over to the fans, and says they all been rockin’ with him, time for him to deliver. He has a plan, you wanna hear it? “YEET!” He gonna climb that ladder, “YEET!” get to the top, snatch that briefcase, and become MR. MONEY IN THE BANK! “YEET!!” Jey has already declared for that match, will he make this the Summer of YEET?

 

Backstage interview with Lyra Valkyria.

Cathy Kelley is with The Morrigan, and says she is arguably the closest woman to Becky Lynch. How is The Man coping with everything? Lyra says Becky is disappointed, but Lyra knows Becky is at her best when people think she’s beat. Becky will take that loss to Liv, come back around, and use it to make herself even better. That is how winning is done. Real winning! Something Liv knows nothing about. So if you ask Lyra, we won’t have to “watch her” for every long at all. Becky has been an invaluable mentor for Lyra, helping her beat three members of Damage Control, make it to the finals of Queen of the Ring, so how is Lyra moving forward without Becky?

Lyra is sure she’s shown she can stand on her own two feet. And that’s the plan! Her next goal, after hearing Jey say he wants MITB, is that she’ll go for MITB! She will do anything to- IYO SKY ATTACKS! The Evil Genius fires off on Lyra, still furious over that loss to her in the tournament! She throws Lyra into the garage door, then throws rope on her! Iyo still rages on through the backstage area, will these two have to settle their score before either one moves on?

 

The New Day VS The Authors of Pain w/ The Final Testament!

Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods have stuck together through thick and thin, and they’re not about to change that. But will Akam & Rezar give them no choice when they write The Final Chapter on #KofiMania?

Raw returns as The Final Testament makes their entrance. The teams sort out and Woods runs up to SHOTUGN Rezar! Woods fires off hands on Rezar, climbs up in a corner and rains down fists! Rezar shoves Woods away but Woods mule kicks a leg! Woods headlocks, Rezar powers out but Woods ducks ‘n’ dodges, only for Rezar to CLOBBER him! Rezar rains down fists, but Woods kicks back. Rezar ELBOW DROPS, and he talks a lot of trash. Kross and the rest are pleased as Rezar drags Woods up. Tag to Akam, he runs and CLOBBERS Woods! Cover, TWO! Akam HAMMERS away on Woods, then drags him away.

Tag to Rezar, and Rezar stomps Woods down. Rezar drags Woods up, clamps on a neck wrench, but the fans rally with “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Woods fights up, fires hands, but Rezar ROCKS Woods. Rezar scoops but Woods fights free! Woods ENZIGIRIS and Rezar staggers! Akam tags i n, he keeps Woods from Kofi and back suplexes. Woods lands out to SUPERKICK! Scarlett distracts the ref, Kross gets in Kofi’s face! Woods dodges Akam but no tag! Kross grins, Akam CLOBBERS Woods then DECKS Kofi! Akam hits Woods in the corner with a clothesline, then he tags in Rezar! They get Woods up, for WHAT A RUSH! Cover, AOP wins!

Winners: The Authors of Pain, by pinfall

Kofi hurries in to check on Woods, but the numbers game got the better of The New Day. Will The Final Testament put an end to The New Day one way or another?

 

Backstage interview with Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn.

Jackie catches up with the wicked witches and asks them what just happened. They just attacked the tag team champions, but why? Alba says the tag champs just wanna show up and hand out title shots, meanwhile these two don’t get the opportunities! Shayna & Zoey, #1 contenders because they beat “everybody,” except Alba & Isla. Isla points out that Clash at the Castle is in Scotland, yet no sign of these two on the card. That does not sit right with them. So they won’t wait around for chances, they’re gonna take ’em! And oh~, don’t Jade & Bianca look so pretty with those title belts? But those good looks are about to fade.

Isla blows a kiss goodbye and she leaves with Alba into the night. Will these two cast a spell that ends the StrongEST Duo’s reign? Or are they just running into the worst storm they’ve ever weathered?

 

Damian Priest VS Rey Mysterio!

There’s no love lost between The Punisher and the King of Lucha, but there might be some respect lost. Will Priest demolish Dirty Dom’s dad once and for all? Or will Rey rise to the occasion and get a win over El Campeon del Mundo?

Raw returns and Priest makes his entrance. The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally as Rey gets cornered, but he dodges to KICK a leg! Rey runs, gets around Priest, then slides under him, but Priest BOOTS him down! Priest looms over Rey, smirks, and he watches Rey go to a corner. Priest runs up to BACK ELBOW, then he hits the BROKEN ARROW! Cover, ONE!! Rey is tougher than that, but Priest stalks Rey around the ring. Priest stands Rey up, but Rey fires body shots! Priest shoves Rey, Rey kicks back! Rey runs up to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Priest tumbles out of the ring, so Rey goes to the apron!

Rey ASAI MOONSAULTS and down goes Priest! The fans fire up and Rey gets Priest back in the ring. Rey RAMS into Priest, then ROCKS him. Rey slingshots, but into Priest’s arms! Priest snarls as he hits the FLATLINER! Rey sputters and Priest looms over him. Priest stalks Rey, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right! Rey staggers to the corner, the fans rally up, but Priest storms over. Priest stomps a mudhole in, lets off as the ref counts 4, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Rey stands, Priest stalks him again, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once again and Rey fights out of a chinlock! Priest CLUBS Rey, then has him in a corner. Priest whips corner to corner hard, and Rey staggers into a scoop and SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Priest is annoyed and he tells Rey he doesn’t wanna have to do it like this. But if Rey keeps getting up, Priest will put him down for good. Priest DECKS Rey, Rey flops out of the ring, and Priest tells him to stay down or else. The ring count climbs, Rey drags himself up with the apron skirt, and he gets back in at 8 of 10. Priest sighs, brings Rey up, and whips him to the corner hard! Another scoop, but Rey slips free!

Rey WHEEL KICKS Priest and Priest staggers! Priest blocks a kick but the ENZIGIRI hits! Rey KICKS and ROCKS Priest, whips, but Priest blocks! Priest snarls, whips hard, and Rey is in the corner. Priest runs in, but Rey ducks the splash! Priest hits post, Rey goes up and wheelbarrows, to victory roll Priest into buckles! The fans fire up as Priest staggers to his feet. Rey runs in, Priest puts him on the apron, then SUPERKICKS him down! The ref checks Rey while Priest steadies himself. Priest drags Rey up on the apron, says he’ll get Rey inside, and has a choke grip! But Rey fights the lift with a turn!

Rey GAMANGIRIS Priest away! The fans rally, the ring count starts again, but Rey hurries up the steel steps. Rey climbs the corner, and he SEATED SENTONS! Rey keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges and springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Rey won’t let that bother him, he RAMS Priest in a corner! Rey climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count along, and Rey gets TEN! Rey hops down, but then says he’ll do it again! Rey climbs, throws down more fists, but Priest stops him at four to run him corner to corner HARD! Rey gets stuck up in the ropes, but he ELBOWS Priest back! And tilt-o-whirls to DDT! Cover, TWO!

Priest is still in this but both men are down. The fans rally up, Rey rises and he dropkicks Priest onto ropes! Rey dials it up, but he has to duck ‘n’ dodge counter attacks! Rey springboards to QUEBRADA, but Priest catches Rey! Priest pops Rey around for a SNAKE EYES off buckles, and a LARIAT on the run! Cover, TWO!! Rey lives and even Priest has to smile. Priest said he respects Rey’s reputation and now he’s seeing it for himself. Priest gets Rey up, hoists him to the top rope, then CLUBS him on the back. Priest climbs up behind Rey, but Rey fires hands! The fans fire up as Priest steps back. But Priest BELL CLAPS Rey!

Priest then goes back up, and he turns around so he can bring Rey up into the crucifix! The fans freak out, but Rey fights free! Rey throws elbows, CLUBS Priest, then adjusts his own position. Rey leaps up and over to SUPER RANA!! Rey DROPKICKS Priest to ropes, and he dials it up! 619!! Priest falls, Rey DROPS THE DIME! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives and Rey is shocked! The fans can’t believe it, either, but then here comes Carlito! The fans boo, the ref reprimands, but then Dragon Lee YANKS Carlito down! Carlito kicks back, whips, but Dragon goes up and up and FLYING FOREARMS Carlito down!

Dragon gets his hands on Carlito, but then Finn & JD make the save! They mug Dragon, Rey is furious so he FLIES out onto them all! The fans fire up as Rey hurries back to the ring! Rey goes up, but Priest catches him first! SOUTH OF HEAVEN!! Cover, Priest wins!

Winner: Damian Priest, by pinfall

The Judgment Day still had to get involved, but a win is a win for El Campeon! But then MCINTYRE CLOBBERS PRIEST! The fans are torn as The Scottish Terminator drags Priest back up. McIntyre underhooks, for the FUTURE SHOCK!! And a kip up, too! McIntyre picks up the World Heavyweight Championship, the belt he only held for 5 minutes and 45 seconds at WrestleMania. McIntyre puts it aside, gives us the countdown, “THREE! TWO! ONE!” But Finn gets in so McIntyre LARIATS him down! Carlito runs in, to get a GLASGOW KISS HEADBUTT! JD leaps in, but into McIntyre’s arms! OVERHEAD SUPLEX!

McIntyre storms up on Priest and has him on the apron. McIntyre then clears off the desk! The fans fire up for that! Michael Cole & Pat McAfee move aside, but then Priest gets McIntyre! SOUTH OF HEAVEN through the table!! McIntyre again takes his eye off the ball and now he’s down in the wreckage! Priest stands over McIntyre, will The Punisher prove he’s far more than a paper champion?


My Thoughts:

Another great Raw, lots of fun with all the stories that blend together within The Judgment Day’s story. Liv made it official that she wants Dom, only to stick it to Rhea. Judgment Day stepping in to stop that is interesting because we’ve seen those Easter Egg moments of Finn and JD each talking with Liv. Judgment Day of course gets help from Carlito and then helps Carlito in return in their matches with LWO. I really hope Dragon Lee finally gets going on Raw, maybe this feud with Judgment Day helps with that. Great stuff with Braun helping out, but of course being pretty much 4v1 and Liv, too, it made sense they’d take Strowman down.

Really good stuff with McIntyre, too,  but I really thought he was gonna stand tall to end the night. But then we got one more turnaround and Judgment Day stood tall. This isn’t the go-home yet, but I’m kinda hoping McIntyre finds a way to win when Liv causes The Judgment Day to split between Team Liv and Team Rhea. If any title changes hands at all at Clash at the Castle, it really needs to be the world title and McIntyre standing tall in the main event so Scotland can celebrate.

I did not think they’d give us the Women’s Tag Team title match tonight, but it was a great match, and it sure became clear why it happened tonight after Alba & Isla attacked. We’re getting Alba & Isla challenging for the tag titles in Scotland, same as Piper Niven challenging Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship. This might be a rough night for the Scottish lasses, I don’t see Alba & Isla dethroning Jade & Bianca. As good as Alba & Isla are, they should’ve really gotten their chance at these tag titles before a team as strong as Bianca & Jade got them. Also very good win for Kiana here, but the real development is that Natty might end up Team Deville. Feels a little inconsistent with how Natty just got a win with Karmen on NXT but hey, Natty’s gotta do something for herself.

Great promo from Sheamus and a great match from Sheamus and Kaiser. Great win for Kaiser, with maybe a touch of controversy as maybe Sheamus’ hand was under ropes or something. But either way, this can extend things between Sheamus and Kaiser for more great matches like this. Good promo from Jey to declare for MITB, and good promo turned attack for Lyra and Iyo. I would think Lyra and Iyo could both get in on the ladder match, but especially Iyo since she was last year’s Miss MITB and can certainly do even more great stuff. And Jey would make a great Mr. MITB, especially if he can customize his briefcase to be blue and white with “YEET” all over.

Great promo from Ricochet and Dragunov, and great promo from Bron and Pearce, to build up the great match from Ricochet and Bron. Great win for Bron, but of course he wanted to add on after. And Dragunov going after Bron was of course the logical move, that is going to be an awesome match. And it feels like the winner of that will end up a contender to the Intercontinental Championship. Speaking of which, great promo stuff from Sami and the Alpha Academy. We are of course getting Sami VS Gable one more time at Clash at the Castle, and we got so close to Otis turning on Gable here. Maybe it finally happens at Clash and that ends Gable’s hopes of being Intercontinental Champion while Sami is still champ.

And honestly, some really good stuff with Final Testament and New Day. Good promo backstage before the match, and while I thought Kofi was taking the loss by getting beat down, they turned things around and made it Woods. I guess Kross is trying to make Kofi out to be selfish and unreliable so that Woods will willingly want to break away. If Final Testament just brutalized Kofi into being injured, Woods would resent and resist Kross’ argument. I don’t want New Day to call it quits after all this time, but at the same time, what more is there for them to do? Another tag title reign seems less likely with so many newer teams available, and Woods hasn’t had the singles accomplishments Kofi & Big E have, so this could be the way we get to Woods finally being Intercontinental Champion.

My Score: 8.9/10


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

Happy Anniversary, Collision!

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage speaks.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

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

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

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

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

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

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

 

No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by referee stoppage

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

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hechicero, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

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

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

 

The Patriarchy is in the ring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hikaru Shida speaks.

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

 

Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry!

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

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

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

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

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.8/10


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Scotland goes for gold!

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Will Drew McIntyre finally have his moment?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Clash at the Castle Countdown Show!

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

 

Exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Alpha Academy.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Bayley.

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

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

 

Chelsea Green joins the panel.

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

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

 

Exclusive interview with Drew McIntyre, part 2.

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

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

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

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

 

A fight’s coming to Scotland.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Cody Rhodes (still Undisputed WWE Champion)

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest VS Drew McIntyre!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

My Score: 9/10


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