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Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (6/14/24)

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Glasgow’s ready to fight on a Friday night!

For the first time ever, SmackDown is live from Glasgow, Scotland! And before Clash at the Castle, we have a clash between Kevin Owens and Solo Sikoa! Will the Prizefighter make sure The Bloodline spills some blood?


  • Naomi w/ Bayley VS Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven; Naomi wins.
  • Santos Escobar w/ Legado Del Fantasma VS Apollo Crews; Santos wins.
  • Nia Jax VS Mia Yim; Nia wins.
  • Kevin Owens VS Solo Sikoa w/ The Bloodline Paul Heyman; Solo wins.


Bayley is here!

Glasgow is all fired up for the Role Model as she brings the WWE Women’s Championship with her to the ring. But she says hit her music, and Naomi makes her entrance! It’s time to GlasGLOW, will Naomi put the Hot Mess in her place? Or will Chelsea Green pave the way for “Miss P?”

Naomi w/ Bayley VS Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven!

Before the match, Chelsea has a mic to tell Scotland that their hometown heroes have arrived. Well, Piper is but anyway, Chelsea says they’re so lucky to witness not one but two crushing defeats this weekend. One will be tonight when Bayley’s “glowy girlfriend” Naomi loses. And the next will be tomorrow when Chelsea’s spicy margarita tag team partner, Piper, crushes Bayley! And since Bayley’s here, Chelsea & Piper are about to become the N EW WWE Women’s Champion! Um, only one woman can do that but will Chelsea inflate that ego to dangerous proportions?

The bell rings, the fans fire up, and the two circle. The fans sing for Bayley as Naomi and Chelsea tie up. Naomi puts Chelsea on ropes, Chelsea turns it around, but then they go around the way. Chelsea grinds a forearm, headlocks, spins to a hammerlock, then messes with Naomi’s hair. Naomi wrenches out, headlocks back, but Chelsea powers out, only to get run over! Naomi mocks Chelsea, runs, but Chelsea drops down. Naomi ducks the roundhouse, then mule kicks back! Naomi runs, slides, but Chelsea begs for mercy! She gets a SLAP instead! Then Naomi runs and runs and runs, for the SPLIT LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!

Naomi stays on Chelsea, whips her to a corner, and Chelsea sits down, Naomi runs up to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Chelsea bails out, wants a timeout, but the fans boo. Naomi builds speed to DIVE into a SLAP! Chelsea goes up to STOMP Naomi to the apron! Chelsea laughs at Naomi but fans boo as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Chelsea has Naomi down in a chinlock. The fans rally as Naomi fights up, throws hands, and runs, to CROSSBODY! The fans fire up, Chelsea staggers up, and she dropkicks a leg out! Piper cheers but the fans boo. Chelsea runs, slides, but Naomi smothers the strike. Chelsea shoves Naomi down, but Bayley rallies the fans behind Naomi. Chelsea whips Naomi to a corner, runs up, but blocks boots! Naomi hits back with the rebound ENZIGIRI! The fans fire up as Naomi stalks Chelsea. Chelsea throws a forearm, Naomi throws it back! The fans rally as Naomi gets more shots in. Naomi whips, Chelsea reverses, but she gets a FLYING CHUCK!

Chelsea bails out, Naomi builds speed, and Naomi DIVES! Down goes Chelsea, and Naomi rains down fists! Naomi puts Chelsea in, goes up a corner, and the fans rally as Naomi reaches the top. CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Chelsea survives and Naomi’s a little frustrated, but Bayley gets the fans to chant “GLOW! GLOW! GLOW!” Naomi stalks Chelsea to a corner, climbs up, and she rains down fists! Chelsea slips out before five to YANK Naomi down! Chelsea now climbs, and leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Naomi stays in this and the fans rally up. Chelsea covers again, TWO! Chelsea is frustrated but the fans cheer.

Chelsea storms up on Naomi, drags her up, and reels her in for a back suplex. Naomi lands out, headlocks, but Chelsea powers out of the bulldog! BLINDSIDE FOREARM! Roll up, with feet on the ropes! Bayley breaks that up! Piper gets after Bayley, the ref is distracted, but so is Chelsea! Chelsea goes back for Naomi, chicken wings, but Naomi says nope! O’Conner Roll, with BRIDGE! NAOMI WINS!

Winner: Naomi, by pinfall

That was no crushing defeat but a rather upsetting one for Piper & Chelsea! Bayley celebrates with Naomi tonight, will Naomi return the favor tomorrow when Bayley battles Piper?


Baron Corbin talks with Nick Aldis.

The Lone Wolf wants to thank the SmackDown General Manager for this opportunity. Corbin went back to NXT, worked out some issues, and came back for a fresh start. But in steps Legado Del Fantasma, chuckling all the way. Is this some sort of charity case? Corbin steps up but Aldis says they’ll pick this up another time. Corbin heads out, and Aldis tells Legado that they’re lucky they’re even allowed here given last week. But seeing as they are here, he has good news: they’ve been fined for that attack on Apollo Crews. Doesn’t matter who pays it, since Santos Escobar had his stooges do the dirty work for him.

But let’s just say this: next time, a fine will be the least of their worries. Oh, don’t be so sensitive, Nick. A fine is fine, but as far as Apollo goes… He’s okay, right? He’s a tough guy. And he can compete, right? Yes, he is. Then we’ll see how long that lasts. Santos feels generous. He’ll do Aldis a favor. Tell Apollo that tonight, he gets Santos. Will do. The Emperor leads his forces out, but will Apollo make sure Santos pays for what they did with more than just money?


Jade Cargill & Bianca Belair speak.

The StrongEST Duo knows they’ve got targets on their backs, but that’s how they like it. They are the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, and so if Alba & Isla want after them, the champs will have to give you a special “homecoming.” And as for Shayna & Zoey, do you really think you can tear these two apart? Girls, uh-uh. They are walking in and walking out still the Women’s Tag Team Champions.


It’s an all-new edition of The Grayson Waller Effect!

QR Code and a countdown? But even so, the “audacious” Austin Theory and the Aussie Icon, Grayson Waller himself, stand in the ring, the set already set up. What a “warm” welcome from Glasgow! Theory does wonder, though. Where are all the good plants? Waller wanted to bring them, but Scotland is so depressing, not even fake plants grow here. Also, Waller speaks English, he has no idea what anyone here is saying. But are they ready for their guests tonight? It’s Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa, #DIY! The fans fire up for Johnny Wrestling & The Sicilian Psycho as they make their entrance.

Apparently Waller only prepared one chair for DIY, but Ciampa TOSSES it! Waller says no wonder it was such a small chair, these two are acting like children. That chair costs more than their entire paychecks! Ciampa says he gets what Waller is doing with the gags. But he doesn’t play games. No, no. But Waller is right about one thing: this is his talk show, The Grayson Waller Effect. So what’s that make Theory? The secretary? Waller says this show existed before he got a tag partner. Do you know how expensive it is to change graphics and logos? That’s ridiculous.

But in the end, they are still a tag team, and are best friends, and are the WWE Tag Team Champions. Waller would take a bullet for Theory! Gargano asks if Waller means that. Waller says yeah, just like Theory took that hit for him last week. Oh, so Theory willingly got in the way? Is that what happened? We can look back at the footage, right? Doesn’t Glasgow wanna see it? Waller says there’s no time for that but the footage rolls! We go from Gargano’s DESTROYER on Waller, to Waller bailing out, to Gargano’s DIVE, but Waller pulls Theory in! The guy who beat John Cena at WrestleMania, yet Waller uses him as a human shield.

Waller says someone had to have edited that footage! That’s not the real footage! And Waller isn’t taking friendship advice from these two! What wasn’t in the clip was Waller winning. That’s what the champs do! Whatever it takes. Ciampa loves the fake confidence. But also, it isn’t every night that they’re in front of the Scottish crowd full of crazy bastards! And Ciampa is pretty sure these fans aren’t here for a talk show. What do they wanna see? They wanna see a fight! The fans cheer for that! Ciampa says it’ll be a fight for the tag team titles! And Ciampa is pretty sure they wanna see that fight… TONIGHT!

The fans definitely cheer for that! Waller says he’s got this. You think they’re gonna defend the titles in a place like Glasgow? Even Glasgow knows this is a hole! And Waller says DIY is just trying to drive a wedge between the champs, but it won’t work. Gargano says it is true, that DIY is coming for those tag team titles! And everyone here is sick of hearing from Waller. Gargano wants to talk to Theory. Gargano has known Theory for a very long time, they go way back. And Gargano has always believed in Theory. Gargano is proud of what Theory’s done on his own. But that is why it hurts to see Theory like this.

Because man, someone’s gotta tell you, Waller is just using you. Theory does NOT need Waller, Waller needs Theory! Waller DECKS Gargano!! Ciampa fires off on Waller, then RAMS him into a corner! Theory goes after Ciampa, but Ciampa hits back! And SMACKS him off that tall desk! Waller ROCKS Ciampa, but Gargano runs up! Theory takes the SUPERKICK! Waller BOOTS Gargano down, helps Theory up, but Ciampa runs in! KNEE into Theory!! Waller bails out, the fans fire up for DIY, and one way or another, they’re looking to take down A-Town Down Under! When and where will Ciampa & Gargano get their shot at the gold?


The Street Profits find Kevin Owens backstage.

Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins & B-Fab are fired up to see the Prizefighter. They let him know they’ve got his back against The Bloodline tonight, just like he’s had their back. Remember when The Profits first won the Raw Tag titles Kevin was there! What a great night. And they’ve got a lot in common. They’re on SmackDown, they’re related, they’re invited to the same cookouts, and they can’t stand The Bloodline. So don’t worry about The Bloodline tonight. Dawkins even makes “We Got Your Back!” into a chant. Kevin likes it. Will Solo Sikoa not have a chance now that the numbers will be even in tonight’s main event?


A-Town Down Under regroups backstage.

Waller says cheap shots are all DIY have! They’re not good guys! But then as these two turn the corner, we pick up with Bayley & Naomi. Bayley says that was the win they needed to humble Chelsea. More QR Code stuff and the countdown is continuing. “The Reckoning Is Inevitable?” Oh, and Blair Davenport is there to say wow~! Naomi did it. This unicorn look is… something. But hey, it’s all about the glow, right? Blair leaves, Bayley keeps Naomi from going after her. Bayley thanks Naomi because while it wasn’t easy to have Bayley’s back, Naomi still stuck by her. Naomi says no need to thank her, just hug her! So they hug!

Chelsea storms over and says she doesn’t know why they’re yap-yap-yapping about that pretty piece of jewelry, because come tomorrow, it’ll be all theirs. Piper then CLOBBERS Naomi & Bayley! Welcome to Glasgow, ladies. They’re gonna have a real bad time. See you tomorrow. Piper & Chelsea leave as a ref hurries over, is there no stopping the Scottish Viper from steamrolling through Bayley?


Santos Escobar w/ Legado Del Fantasma VS Apollo Crews!

Angel Garza promised The Emperor that Andrade would see things their way, and then he didn’t. Apollo went after Angel for messing up that match, so Legado retaliated. Now, the leader of Legado must handle things himself. Will Santos snuff out Apollo’s fire before it rises? Or will SmackDown soon be on Crews Control?

SmackDown returns and Apollo makes his entrance. The bell rings and Crews runs up to fire off! The fans fire up as Crews throws hands in the corner. The ref backs Crews up, Santos storms up, but Crews clinches for an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Crews drags Santos up, Santos shoves him away and bails out. Crews pursues, puts Santos back in the ring, but Santos dropkicks him down! Santos keeps on Apollo with CHOPS in a corner, then whips corner to corner. Apollo reverses, runs up, but is put on the apron. Apollo counter punches, but Legado is lurking. Santos DROPKICKS Apollo down, then goes out to stomp away!

The ref starts the ring count, Santos fireman’s carries to SNAKE EYES Apollo off apron! Santos says this is how you deal with problems. But wait! Baron Corbin makes his way out here? The Wolf didn’t appreciate them starting beef so he fires off on Angel & Humberto! LARIAT for Berto, then he TOSSES Berto to the crowd! The fans fire up, Santos is furious, but Crews lifts Santos into a military press SLAM! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Santos survives but at least Crews has someone watching his back now, and SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again and Santos has Apollo down in a seated stretch. The fans rally, Apollo fights up but Santos CLUBS him down. Santos runs in at the corner to RAM into Apollo, then goes out to ENZIGIRI! Santos slingshot SENTONS, then covers, TWO! Apollo stays in this and the fans rally behind Corbin! Santos stomps Apollo around, gets him up and whips him to ropes. Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Santos then clamps onto an arm and the chinbar, but Apollo endures. The fans rally, Apollo fights up, and Apollo turns around to arm-drag! Mule kick! Apollo runs to BOOT Santos to a corner, then runs in to SPLASH!

Apollo winds up and LARIATS Santos down! And LARIATS again! Santos swings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Apollo holds on, and he brings Santos up to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Apollo keeps Santos in the waistlock, but Santos elbows free! Santos runs, but into a LEAPING LARIAT! Apollo kips up, the fans fire up, and Apollo waits on Santos. Scoop and POP-UP SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Apollo is frustrated but he goes to a corner. Apollo climbs, but Santos hurries to GAMANGIRI! Santos climbs up to get Apollo, but Apollo fights the superplex! Apollo pries free to ROCK Santos with a haymaker!

Santos falls back, Apollo stands up, and Apollo FROG- JUMP KNEE!! Santos knocks Apollo out of the air, but both men are down. The fans rally up, Apollo manages to rise first, but Santos snarls as they stand. Apollo and Santos go back and forth, Santos gets the edge. Apollo BOOTS Santos, then POP-UP, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Santos survives again and Corbin is frustrated for Apollo. Apollo goes to a corner, but Legado returns to attack Corbin! Corbin sends Humberto into steps, then he DECKS Garza! But the ref is distracted by this, Elektra Lopez SHOVES Crews down! Santos rolls Apollo up, and wins!

Winner: Santos Escobar, by pinfall

This really should be a Handicap Match win for Legado since it took all of them to stop Apollo. But will Legado take over SmackDown by any means necessary?


Cody Rhodes is here!

Glasgow fires up for The American Nightmare and they sing along with the song, “WHOA~ OH~!” No pyro, but plenty of autographs to sign and hands to high-five. Cody goes to the ring, gets the mic, and he asks Glasgow, “Whaddya wanna talk about?” The fans cheer, and Cody says a few weeks ago, he actually thought that AJ Styles would retire. Any of them who have the distinction of standing in this ring, they don’t wanna be “that guy.” The guy who overstays his welcome, who just “needs” one more match, one more run. Unfortunately, AJ, you’re starting to look like “that guy.”

The fans sing “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!” and Cody takes a moment to enjoy it. Then Cody really pumps up with it, and goes back to say Styles has been given the task, the impossible task, of making Cody say the words, “I Quit.” But wait! Here comes Styles himself! The Phenomenal One, his Good Brothers by his side, heads down to the ring, mic already in hand. The fans boo but Styles says, “Wow, Cody. You’re really worked up about this, aren’t you? It’s kinda funny. It was that easy to get you this worked up. All I had to do was pretend I was gonna retire, and you lose your cool!” The fans again sing “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!”

Cody asks Styles a question: Why is he so far away? Isn’t this supposed to be a conversation? So leave Horace & Jasper behind to do this man to man. Styles fist bumps with the Good Brothers and steps up. Cody wants to talk man to man? Him and these stupid idiots who won’t shut up! The special SmackDown decibel meter shows the fans are in the high 80s, breaking into the 90s as they sing “CODY! CODY RHOOODES~!” Styles and Cody stare down in the ring, and the fans cheer. Styles says they are nothing alike, Cody knows that, right? Styles will remind everyone that it took him 17 YEARS to climb the ladder into the WWE.

The singing continues, and styles says everyone welcomed Cody with opened arms. They couldn’t wait to make Cody into a star! But when it got tough, what’d Cody do? He QUIT the WWE! The fans boo and Styles says newsflash: he also quit NJPW! Doesn’t stop there! Cody quit ROH! This man right here started a company… and then quit that, too! See, Cody, you can’t handle the pressure. What’s that old saying? When the going gets tough, Cody Rhodes gets going. Cody says Styles is right. Cody has made big decisions in his career. The singing continues as Cody says he did walk away. From WWE, from NJPW, from ROH, and his buddies.

The truth is, Cody has never walked away to chase something greater. That was not quitting. The fans cheer that! Cody didn’t quit, h e just bet on himself for something more. And y’know what? Cody was right! If Cody had quit, he would not be here, holding the North Star of the WWE, the most important title in the entire game, as WWE Champion!! The fans fire up for that! Styles is someone Cody looked up to his entire career. Styles did things right, did things honorably, so if anyone here quit, it was Styles! What’d Styles do to get a title match? Pretended to be Mark Henry for a night!

If anything, the “Phenomenal” One is a resentful coward! That is a bitter pill to swallow, but Cody has no problem shoving that pill down Styles’ throat to make him say “I QUIT!” Styles says for Cody to say these words, it is just natural! Styles CAN’T quit being phenomenal! The singing begins again as Styles says he could be happy with his family at home. They’re tired of him putting his body on the line night after night after night, but he has told Cody, the fans here, and the entire WWE Universe what he has told them: He’s done when he says he’s done! And he’s not saying it’ll be easy. It’s not! Styles saw Cody in Hell in a Cell with a torn pec!

But Cody won’t be in the ring with Seth Rollins, but with A J STYLES! The fans boo, but Styles says he will do whatever it takes to get that title. And if that means beating Cody to a bloody pulp, tearing him to pieces, whatever it is to beat Cody so badly that saying “I Quit” will be a gift, that is exactly what Styles will do. The Phenomenal One has made this very serious, just how far will both men have to go to win this one?


Backstage interview with The Street Profits.

Cathy Kelley is with B-Fab, Montez & Dawkins, and they so kindly offered to help Kevin, but that means they’ve inserted themselves into Bloodline business. Is that something they intended to do all along? Ford says well of course they meant to. B-Fab says they aren’t about to let The Bloodline- OH NO THE BLOODLINE ATTACKS! Tama Tonga beats Ford down while Tonga Loa throws Dawkins all around! It’s a mugging in the stairwell! Producers and referees rush in, as does Nick Aldis. Aldis warns Solo Sikoa to keep his men in order. Kevin Owens sees what just happened and wants at Solo now! Aldis stops Kevin and The Bloodline slips away. Is there no such thing as a fair fight with The Bloodline?


Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark speak.

The Queen of Spades says what will happen at Clash at the Castle is simple. The Hunter says Bianca & Jade, Alba & Isla, they will all experience pure dominance when facing two of the most heartless and ruthless fighters in WWE. They don’t care who it is, when you get in the ring with these two, you get torn apart limb by limb. And Saturday, these two will become the NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Shayna & Zoey are ready, will even the champs have no choice but to #TapNapOrSnap?


Nia Jax VS Mia Yim!

The Queen of the Ring is still an Irresistible Force, but she’s running right into a seemingly immovable object. The Head Baddie in Charge will not be disrespected on any brand, will she make Nia respect her? Or will she just get A-Nia-Lated?

Speaking of respect, Tiffany Stratton is on commentary to keep her promise of watching The Queen’s back. But as soon as Nia is in range, Mia DIVES out onto her! Mia fires hands, and kicks, but Nia runs away into the ring! The bell rings and Mia runs up, gets around, then CHOPS! ROCKS! KICKS! Nia blocks a shot to HEADBUTT back! Mia goes to a corner, Nia runs in, but Mia dodges! Mia RAMS Into Nia, and again, and again, and again! Mia ROCKS Nia, Nia shoves Nia. Mia runs up, but into a scoop! Nia pops Mia up but Mia slips free. Mia runs, redirects and dropkicks a leg! Mia KICKS Nia, wrenches, and EAT DA FEET!

Nia flops out of the ring and staggers around. Mia hurries out to POST Nia! The fans fire up, but Tiff gets attitude with Mia! Nia gets int he ring, Tiff throws a drink in Mia’s face! Just like Mia did to Nia! Mia TOSSES Tiff over the desk! Mia gets in the ring, but Nia CLOBBERS her! ELBOW DROP! Nia drags Mia to a drop zone, goes up, A-NIA-LATOR!! Cover, Nia wins!

Winner: Nia Jax, by pinfall

Well, Tiff kept her promise to have Nia’s back. Is this just the beginning for The Queen and Princess of The Ring?


Kevin Owens exits the trainer’s room.

Jackie Redmond is there to ask about an update on The profits. Yeah, it doesn’t look like they’ll have Kevin’s back after all. But that’s okay, Kevin’s fought this “bootleg Bloodline” alone before, he’ll just have to do it again. Kevin heads out, but how can he #JustKeepFighting when the odds are stacked against him?


WWE catches up with Logan Paul.

It was last weekend that The Maverick United States Champion was seeking the World Tetris Championship, but to his dismay, he got whooped by a kid. But he likes to experiment and try new things, so he’ll just go back to doing what he already does, and that’s beating up everyone’s favorite WWE Superstars.

But it was just earlier today as Logan returned home that he found an unwanted guest. His boy from LA is here, chilling in the pool. Who? What boy from LA? NO NO NO! It’s L A KNIGHT! Knight says what’s up! Took Logan long enough. Oh by the way, what’s his policy on peein’ in the pool? Cuz Knight’s gotta go. Knight then gets a phone call, answers it, and gets out of the innertube. See you next week! Logan says this is too far. Knight says too bad, if Logan got here earlier, they could’ve had a great time. Knight gets his things, and says if he’s redneck Aladdin, then he can show Logan the world when they meet in Chicago next Friday. YEAH!

Yeah, whatever! Coming into Logan’s home with his catchphrases, unbelievable. But will the Mega Star make sure the winds of change start blowing in the Windy City? Or will Logan get back at Knight for being so ImPAULsive?


Carmelo Hayes is here!

At least, the music is playing. He asks for the spotlight to be on HIM, up in the private suite. We zoom in and see HIM, and he asks what he even just watched. You telling HIM that LA Knight flew all the way to Puerto Rico, which is way prettier than Glasgow–and we all know that’s true–just so he could soak in Logan’s pool and get back at him with a weak ass Aladdin line? Knight thinks he’s cooking, but he was medium rare trash, just like Knight himself. Some dudes will do anything for clout, huh? Three weeks in a row, begging for an opportunity. Y’know what the biggest difference between Melo and Knight is? Melo doesn’t chase opportunities, opportunities chase HIM!

The fans boo but Melo says that is why he already has an opportunity to qualify for Money in the Bank! He’ll never have to beg like Knight. And you’ll love this: When Melo wins that, he’ll be one step closer to being #MeloInTheBank! The fans boo HIM but Melo doesn’t care. Will he grab that golden opportunity and dunk on everyone in the WWE?


Nick Aldis meets The Bloodline backstage.

The SmackDown GM tells “Mr. Sikoa” that based on what we saw tonight, he is pleased to inform them that Tama & Loa are banned from ringside! And if he sees either one of them out there, they are ALL suspended. Best of luck, “Head of the Table.” The Wise Man wants Solo to accept some counsel from him. Solo is now out there alone, against Kevin Owens. If Solo loses this match, he loses his leadership position against guys that don’t respect leadership to begin with. Solo says no, Wise Man. If Solo loses this match, he’s coming after Heyman. Solo storms off, will he win things solo for Heyman’s sake?


Jackie Redmond welcomes Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn on stage.

The fans cheer their hometown lasses as the wicked witches make their way out. Jackie welcomes them home, and then says tomorrow, it is a Triple Threat match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships, the biggest match of their careers. What’s going on right now? Alba says what is going on is that tomorrow, Fyre & Dawn make history right here in Glasgow, Scotland! And Isla says they did not come all the way home just to come home. No one can stop them, because tomorrow, they will be the NEW WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, at Clash at the Castle! The Unholy Union is ready to burn down The Hydro, but will they rise forged in gold?


Kevin Owens VS Solo Sikoa w/ Paul Heyman!

Just when it looked like The Prizefighter was fighting a stacked deck, Aldis made sure it would be fair and square! Now Solo has to do this solo, will he still be the alpha male after tonight? Or will Kevin make The Bloodline bleed their own blood?

The bell rings and the brawl is on! Kevin stomps away in the corner, lets off as the fans are thunderous, and then he runs back in! Solo bails out, but Kevin goes out to CLOBBER Solo from behind! Kevin ROCKS Solo, ROCKS him again, then brings him around to SMACK off the desk! And then throws him into the hydration station! Kevin throws more hands but Solo UPPERCUTS! Solo puts Kevin in the ring, but Kevin clotheslines Solo right back out! Solo staggers, Kevin goes out and LARIATS him down! Glasgow fires up as Kevin goes to the apron, for a FROG SPLASH on the floor! The fans are thunderous again as SmackDown goes to break!

SmackDown returns and Solo whips corner to corner,. Kevin reverses then clotheslines Solo in the corner! Kevin goes corner to corner again but Solo bails out again! Kevin goes after Solo but Solo HOTSHOTS Kevin down! Solo drags Kevin out, and whips him into steel steps! Solo looms over Kevin while the ring count climbs. The fans rally for Kevin but Solo drags Kevin up to SMACK off the steps! Kevin hits back but Solo HEADBUTTS! Solo refreshes the ring count, Kevin drags himself into the ring, but Solo is right on him. Solo rains down fists, eggs Kevin on, then HEADBUTTS him! Kevin hits back with haymakers!

The fans fire up as Kevin backs Solo down. Kevin whips, Solo reverses and ELBOWS Kevin down! Cover, ONE!! Kevin shows that grit but Solo is annoyed. Solo pushes Kevin into a corner, rains down fists, then goes corner to corner. Heyman is worried for his own safety as Solo fires up, runs in, and HIP ATTACKS! Kevin sputters in the corner, but Solo snarls as he tells Heyman this is all on him. Solo goes to the corner again, fires back up and runs back in, but Kevin avoids the hip attack! DDT! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! The fans rally for Kevin as he roars and rises, but Solo also stands.

Kevin winds up to ROCK Solo with haymaker after haymaker, but Solo ROCKS Kevin back! Kevin BOOTS Solo, ROCKS him with forearm after forearm, then stomps away at the ropes! The ref counts, the fans fire up and Kevin roars again! Kevin runs up to whip, but Solo reverses. Kevin KICKS Solo back, LARIATS, but Solo stays up! Kevin LARIATS again, and then DOUBLE LARIATS hit! Both men stay up, Solo runs but Kevin dodges, to LARIAT! Down goes Solo and the fans fire up! Kevin goes to a corner, climbs to the top, but Solo rises to UPPERCUT! The fans boo but Solo HEADBUTTS Kevin, then climbs.

Solo brings Kevin up, the fans rally, and Kevin fights with body shots! Kevin HEADBUTTS Solo, throws hands, then ELBOWS him down! Solo staggers, Kevin reels him in! TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Solo survives and Kevin grows frustrated. Kevin rises, waits on Solo, and SUPER- NO, Solo blocks the kick to SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Kevin is still in this and Solo grows frustrated. Solo rises, the fans chant, “WE WANT ROMAN!” but Solo clinches. Kevin fights free, kicks low, STUN- NO! Solo powers out, to SUPERKICK! But Kevin SUPERKICKS! Kevin then blocks a kick to SUPERKICK again! And SUPERKICK again!

Solo is in a corner, Kevin runs to CANNONBALL! Solo is down, Kevin climbs again! SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO! Kevin is frustrated now, and Heyman is freaking out. Kevin rises, the fans fire up and Kevin goes to the apron to go after Solo! Kevin reels Solo in, but Solo fights the lift! Solo back drops Kevin on the apron! Kevin flops to the floor, but so does Solo, and SmackDown goes to break again.

SmackDown returns one more time, and Solo again has Kevin up top! Solo brings Kevin up, but Kevin again resists the lift! The fans rally, Kevin still fights against Solo, and he throws body shots! Kevin CLUBS Solo, HEADBUTTS him, then HEADBUTTS again, and another ELBOW knocks Solo down! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Solo survives and Heyman is shocked! Kevin drags himself up with the ropes, lines up a shot, and he kicks low, Solo stops the stunner again, to clinch and URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Solo is furious but he drags Kevin back up! ANOTHER URENAGE!! Cover, TWO!! Kevin still lives!

Kevin crawls to a corner, but Solo goes corner to corner! But into a SUPERKICK! Another SUPERKICK knocks Solo down! Kevin goes up to the corner again, for another SWNANOTN, but onto knees!! Solo gets Kevin up, primes his thumb, but Kevin ducks the spike! STUNNER!! Cover, HEYMAN HELPS THE ROPEBREAK!! The Wise Man saves his own skin by saving Solo and the fans boo! Kevin is furious and he goes out to confront Heyman! Kevin has Heyman by the tie, Heyman begs for mercy, so Kevin just clears the desk! And he puts Heyman on it! SAMOAN SPIKE!! Solo gets Kevin in the distraction and puts him in the ring! SAMOAN SPIKE!!! Cover, Solo wins!!

Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall

But that’s not all, because now Tama & Loa rush out to beat Kevin down! No more ringside ban, and the brothers are even fighting over who gets to hurt Kevin more! They both beat Kevin down, push him out of the ring, and they bring him to the desk! BUT HERE COMES RANDY!! The Viper is in Glasgow and the fans are thunderous! Randy Orton fires off on Loa first! Then he throws Loa into barriers before going after Tama! BARRIER BACK SUPLEX! Solo ROCKS Orton, Orton staggers, but Solo puts him in the ring. The fans are thunderous as Randy kicks Solo in the ropes! DRAPING DDT!! The fans are electric, and Orton hears those voices!

But Loa gets back in! RKO for Loa!! Solo bails out, his henchmen having taken the hit! But now, RK-KO is reunited, and their targets are clear! Will Randy & Kevin both #JustKeepFighting until they’ve eradicated this Bloodline?

My Thoughts:

A great SmackDown, especially for a go-home. Though I do wish we got a little bit more out of Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn in their promo. Granted, all the teams in the tag title Triple Threat only had so much time, but for being the hometown heroes, Alba & Isla had the far more generic promo, which doesn’t bode well for their chances of winning the titles. Though, same goes for Piper Niven, really. Naomi beats Chelsea in their 1v1 match, but Piper stands tall after beating down Naomi & Bayley in one fell swoop. Go-home math would therefore say Bayley finds a way to retain, so it feels like the only win Scotland’s gonna get is Drew McIntyre.

Good stuff in this growing Legado story. No Andrade, oddly, but equally as surprising is Corbin helping Crews. Crews didn’t win for the help because a Lone Wolf is not enough to counter three minions behind Santos. But maybe Andrade, Crews and Corbin make for an odd trio that takes on Legado in a Six Man Tag. Very good Grayson Waller Effect segment, I really liked Gargano trying to reach Theory with his words, only for Theory to get hit by Gargano’s foot and Ciampa’s knee because Waller was using him as a shield the whole time. As I said last week, there’s a very good chance A-Town Down Under falls apart during the tag title match, so that ATDU breaks up and DIY wins.

We got a great promo segment out of Cody and Styles, but I really liked Styles bringing up Cody’s time in NJPW, ROH and of course the founding of AEW, and how Cody spun that around to his perspective. Styles having the last word is the same as standing tall, so of course he’s not winning at Clash. But this could probably end up one of if not THE most vicious I Quit matches in some time. And that’s including Edge VS Judgment Day where Rhea gave Beth Phoenix a Con-Chair-To. Now, let’s not have a replay of that where The OC threatens Brandi Rhodes, but also, I’m not sure what Cody can do to scare Styles into quitting.

Good stuff in Nia VS Mia, but of course Tiffany gets involved. Pretty sure Mia will want a match with Tiffany now, or even a tag partner to take Nia & Tiffany on at the same time. Maybe that’s a way to get Tegan Nox back on TV? She was “drafted” to SmackDown, she needs to do something. Hilarious stuff with Logan Paul and LA Knight, as it seems Knight’s whole thing is invading his opponent’s personal space. And Melo had a good promo to add on, with it being just a touch hypocritical. I mean, he had to literally tell the spotlight to be on him because he didn’t go to the stage but to the VIP suites. And he’s also constantly searching for the spotlight by getting in Knight’s face, so pretty sure Knight has another match with Melo before facing Logan for the title.

And of course, great stuff again with The Bloodline. The Profits offering their help, getting attacked for it, and then Aldis putting his foot down, all good stuff. Kevin VS Solo was a great main event, and it was a clever use of Heyman cheating as more self-preservation than helping Solo. Orton making a return is great, too, and I’m assuming we get Team RK-KO VS The Guerrillas of Destiny before maybe Orton VS Solo 1v1. A spot in MITB might even be on the line if they really want to escalate the story more. Orton potentially becoming Mr. MITB, Solo potentially becoming Mr. MITB, or them messing each other over so that someone else becomes Mr. MITB, it’s all great stuff, can’t wait to see it.

My Score: 8.9/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/19/24)

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!



The word of the day is “Rampage!”

Tomohiro Ishii joins The Conglomeration to take on The Undisputed Kingdom! Will this Freshly Squeezed formation tear down Strong, Taven & Bennett?


  • Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom; The Conglomeration wins.
  • Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners; Jericho & Bill win.
  • Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher; Suzuki wins.
  • Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell; Kris wins.
  • The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party; The Lucha Brothers win.


Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

While Mark Briscoe will be facing Roderick Strong next Friday for the ROH World Championship, his friends of Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Tomohiro Ishii will be taking on Roddy, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett right here tonight! Will Freshly Squeezed, The Violent Artist & the Stone Pitbull tear The Kingdom down? Or will Rampage in Little Rock be Undisputed?

The trios sort out, Roddy starts against Kyle, and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and go around. They fight for control in the clinch, end up on ropes, but then move around again. Roddy wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Kyle spins and drop toeholds. Kyle floats to a waistlock but Roddy fights up. Roddy wrenches out, headlocks for the takeover, but Kyle rolls to a cover! ONE, but Roddy does not let go of the headlock. Roddy shifts to a clinch, but Kyle trips him up and floats for a leg. Roddy kicks at Kyle but Kyle stays close. Roddy wants a leg but Kyle kneels on Roddy to block. They knuckle lock, and Roddy fights up.

Roddy waistlocks, Kyle arm-drags to throw Roddy down, but Roddy trips Kyle. Kyle uses his leg guard but Roddy cartwheels away, and the fans cheer the stand off! The two reset, but then Cassidy tags in. Taven also tags in, and Cassidy runs up to get around. Cassidy headlocks, Taven powers up and out, then drops down to hurdle over. Cassidy blocks hip toss to hip toss back! Cassidy arm-drags, then he fakes Taven out! Taven is mad but Cassidy DROPKICKS him! Cassidy kips up, is a little wobbly for it, but the fans cheer. Ishii grabs Taven’s hair to keep him cornered while Cassidy storms over.

Cassidy tags Ishii, they double whip and then Ishii runs Taven over! Taven scrambles away, tags Bennett, but Ishii just runs Bennett over! And runs him over again! Taven comes back but gets run over! Roddy runs in and RAMS Ishii, but Ishii rebounds to run Roddy over! The fans fire up but The Kingdom mugs Ishii! The fans boo while The Kingdom reels Ishii in. Ishii fights the double suplex! Ishii tries to double suplex The Kingdom! The Kingdom CLUBS away on Ishii, but Cassidy steps in, as does Kyle! They help Ishii DOUBLE SUPLEX The Kingdom! The fans fire up and Cassidy flexes while he and Kyle stand down.

Ishii dares Roddy to get in, then he goes to Bennett. Ishii bumps Bennett off buckles, tags Kyle, and Kyle tags Cassidy. The Conglomeration has Bennett against ropes so that Kyle can KICK, Ishii can CHOP, and Cassidy can “chop.” KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! CHOP! Now Cassidy’s getting into it! KICK, CHOP, CHOP! Bennett sputters, Kyle & Ishii feed him to Cassidy’s SHOTGUN! Ishii covers, TWO! Bennett flounders around but Ishii stomps him, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Roddy shouts at Ishii but Ishii drags Bennett up and over to bump off buckles. Tag to Cassidy and he brings Bennett up to snapmare. Cassidy “runs” to LAZY ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Cassidy keeps Bennett from The Kingdom and tags in Kyle. They mug Bennett, then Kyle wrenches Bennett to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kyle hammerlocks, spins Bennett and snapmares him into a seated COBRA TWIST! Bennett endures, Cassidy gets in the shot so he can thumbs up, and then Kyle rolls Bennett into a cobra cradle! But Taven & Roddy distract the ref! Kyle lets Bennett go, and he stomps Bennett at the ropes.

Kyle bumps Bennett off Cassidy’s foot, then tags in Ishii. Ishii stalks Bennett, CHOPS him, but Bennett CHOPS back! Ishii doesn’t even flinch! Bennett CHOPS again, and that hurts his hand more than it does Ishii’s chest! Bennett CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS Bennett down! Rampage returns to single picture as Bennett sputters. Ishii CHOPS him again, and again, and again! Taven runs in, Ishii kicks him low, and fires a CHOP! Ishii CHOPS Taven, CHOPS Bennett, repeat! The CHOPS keep going, fans “WOO~!” and then Ishii runs. But Roddy trips Ishii up! The ref reprimands, Ishii BOOTS Roddy, and then Ishii breaks The Kingdom’s double clothesline!

Ishii comes back, he DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom, but Roddy DROPKICKS Ishii right after! The fans rally while Ishii and Bennett crawl again. Bennett hot tags Roddy and Roddy scoops Ishii for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Ishii up to push him into the corner. Roddy CHOPS and Ishii sure felt that one! Roddy CHOPS again, then brings him around. Roddy fires forearms and haymakers, but the fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” Tag to Taven, he fires hands on Ishii. Taven snapmares Ishii to then CHOP him! Taven talks smack, then he sucker punches Cassidy! Taven tries to convince Kyle he’s on the wrong side, but Ishii GERMAN SUPLEXES Taven!

Taven flounders, the fans rally up, hot tag to Kyle! Bennett jumps in but gets a kitchen sink knee for it! Kyle BOOTS Taven, KICKS Bennett, then he KICKS Taven! Roddy steps in, but then steps out when Kyle spots him. So Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy! Kyle fires off strikes on Taven, but Taven avoids the leg sweep! Taven CLAWS Kyle’s eyes, says he doesn’t wanna do this, but then Ishii ROCKS Taven! Kyle reels Taven into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett hurries in but Cassidy CROSSBODIES Bennett down! Taven powers up but Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy again! Taven fights but Ishii tags in.

Ishii takes Taven and suplexes while Kyle aims, CHASING THE DRAGON!! Ishii covers, Bennett breaks it! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Bennett stops the DDT! Bennett suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And then AX & SMASH from Kyle! Ishii LARIATS Bennett inside-out! The Conglomeration regroups while the fans fire up! Kyle runs to forearm SMASH Taven in the corner! Cassidy SMASHES, too! Then Ishii corner LARIATS! They hoist Taven up, Ishii climbs, but Roddy & Bennett wipe out Kyle & Cassidy! Roddy goes after Ishii, helps Bennett pick Ishii up as a backpack, and Taven adjusts up top.

The fans boo but Roddy helps Bennett hit the PROTON PACK! And Taven adds the FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO?!? Ishii survives that onslaught and shocks The Kingdom! The fans fire up while Taven tags Ishii. Roddy drags Ishii up, knees him and CLUBS him, then ROCKS him! Roddy fires more shots but Ishii fires boxing elbows in return! Roddy spins but Ishii SWATS the Strong Knee! But then Roddy KNEES Ishii’s lariat! Roddy fires elbows of his own, but Ishii HEADBUTTS! Cassidy tags in and goes up! The Kingdom runs in but Cassidy leaps over them both! Cassidy then baits The Kingdom in and DUMPS The Kingdom out!

Cassidy builds speed to DIVE, but The Kingdom catch him! They RAM him into apron, RAM him into railing, then set him up for Roddy to WRECK him with a dropkick! The Kingdom soaks up the heat while Rampage goes picture in picture again.

Roddy hauls Cassidy up to RAILING BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, Taven ROCKS him, and Roddy puts Cassidy in the ring. Roddy tags Taven in, they stomp Cassidy, and Taven drags Cassidy up. Taven puts Cassidy in the corner but Cassidy fights back with forearms and elbows for everyone! Cassidy slides under Taven, but Taven anchors his legs! Cassidy kicks Taven away, Bennett runs in and he drags Cassidy back. Cassidy BOOTS Bennett away so Roddy anchors him now! Cassidy reaches out, but Roddy drags him back and deadlifts him for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy digs a knee in, pulls Cassidy back with a chinlock, but Cassidy endures.

Roddy grabs an arm, he drags Cassidy back, and he hits a BACKSTABBER! Tag to Bennett and he covers, TWO! Bennett drags Cassidy up to CHOP him back down! Bennett drags Cassidy up again to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Bennett keeps on Cassidy with a facelock, tags Taven in, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy. Taven scoops Cassidy to BACKBREAKER, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Taven stomps a mudhole into Cassidy. Tag to Bennett but Roddy also steps in. Bennett drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Taven back in. The Kingdom set Cassidy up and run in! Bennett forearm SMASHES, but then Cassidy TOSSES Taven! Roddy runs up to KNEE Cassidy, Taven BOOTS Kyle! Roddy puts Cassidy up, and they try this again! PROTON- NO, Cassidy slips free to shove Bennett into Taven! Taven gets stuck up top, and Cassidy dodges Roddy! Hot tag to Ishii! Roddy kicks Ishii, but Ishii suplexes to BRAINBUSTER Roddy! Ishii catches Bennett, to BRAINBUSTER!

Taven finally sits up but Ishii is after him first! The fans fire up as Ishii gives Taven a SUPERPLEX! Cover, Roddy breaks it! Kyle steps in and he brawls with Roddy! The fans fire up as forearm after forearm fly back and forth! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle KNEES Roddy! Roddy avoids the ax kick to fire elbow after elbow! Only to run into a KNEE! Snapmare and Ishii SLIDING LARIATS! Taven SUPERKICKS Ishii, Bennett fireman’s carries Kyle! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER and JUST THE TIP of the knee! Ishii ENZIGIRIS Bennett! Cassidy rises, Ishii gives him the tag! Cassidy goes up to leap and sunset flip Taven! Bennett breaks it!

Bennett whips, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cassidy fires up and the fans are with him! Kyle joins in, they stand Bennett up! FRESHLY SQUEEZED ANNIHILATION! Roddy runs up to BOOT Cassidy! Kyle turns Roddy around but gets a STRONG KNEE for it! Ishii spins Roddy around, Roddy dodges and returns, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Cassidy returns to ORANGE- NO, Taven dodges! But then Cassidy ducks the leg lariat to ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, The Conglomeration wins!

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

A powerful trios match opens Rampage, but wait, here comes Don Callis. Why’s this creep here? The fans boo him, but Callis smiles. Cassidy sees Callis and winds up the hand! But Kyle Fletcher attacks from behind! The Aussie Arrow stomps away on Cassidy at the ropes, then rains down fists! The fans boo but wait! Here comes Mark Briscoe! The Sussex County Chicken won’t let The Protostar get away with this! He ROCKS and UPPERCUTS Kyle, then LARIATS Kyle up and out! Only for a STRONG KNEE to take Mark down! Roddy stomps Cassidy, then stomps Mark! Roddy holds up the belt and shouts, “This is mine!”

The fans boo but The Undisputed Kingdom stand tall, holding up all three belts. Will nothing stop them from conquering ROH at Death Before Dishonor?


Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Arkady Aura is with Saraya & Harley Cameron, and says we haven’t seen Saraya wrestle since her first round loss in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Harley speaks up and asks how that’s supposed to be Saraya’s fault. Why point the finger of blame at her? Maybe it is this company’s fault! Because Saraya has been spending this whole time training, getting “Wembley Ready,” and being an unproblematic icon! Saraya says Harley is right, and do you know why? Because AEW is scared of Saraya. The AEW Women’s Division is scared of her! Because she is the living legend, she understands.

Last year at All In, Saraya had the world at her feet! Now, they’re just keeping her off the show. Harley says doing All In Wembley without Saraya is like doing Beverly Hills Cop without Eddie Murphy! Saraya says yeah, that’s why they’re keeping her away. But they can’t do the show without her because she IS the show. All roads lead to Wembley, baby, and it doesn’t matter who she has to step on to get there. Then just who will The Outcasts take out in order to have their moment?


Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners!

While The Learning Tree has to defend that “For The World” Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite, he and The Redwood are not shying away from competition. Will Jericho & Bill show the world they’re not afraid of big bad Minoru Suzuki? Or will Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum be the ones to teach The Learning Tree a thing or two?

The teams sort out and Bill starts against Truth. The fans rally, Truth gets around to headlock, but Bill powers up to TOSS Truth away! Truth flounders to his corner, Turbo tags in, and Turbo steps up to Bill. Jericho isn’t even taking this match seriously, he’s checking his phone! Bill knees Turbo low, CLUBS him down, but Truth tags back in. Truth runs and leaps, but Bill catches him! Bill grins, gives a thumbs up, then SLAMS Truth down! Bill says the fans know what’s up. But then Turbo tags in and The Outrunners DOUBLE CLUB Bill! Bill just frowns…! Bill turns around, he runs up, but The Outrunners dodge to DOUBLE DROPKICK!

Bill stays up but The Outrunners fire up. They spin and handshake, while flexing! Bill frowns, Truth sees and warns Turbo. Turbo looks and Bill DECKS him! Bill DECKS Truth, too! Bill then runs to BOOT Truth out of the ring! Turbo staggers up, Jericho keeps checking his phone, but Turbo CHOPS! Bill sighs and Turbo begs for mercy. Bill puts Turbo in a corner, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! And he fires off haymaker after haymaker! Bill laughs as he stomps a mudhole into Turbo! The ref counts but Bill keeps going! Bill lets off, laughs some more, and Jericho says look out. Truth CHOPS Bill, but then he begs for forgiveness.

Bill powers Truth to a corner with one hand! Then he runs to SPLASH Turbo! SPLASH for Truth, SPLASH for Turbo! BOOT for Truth, and then Bill choke grips Turbo. SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! And then he tags Jericho! Jericho smirks and waves to the fans. “Hi, guys~!” Cover, Jericho & Bill win!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Bad Apple Keith kicks Truth out of the ring, then he stands tall with his guys. Keith tells the Outrunners to respect Chris Jericho, but he and Bill won’t be around to help Jericho on Wednesday. Will Jericho be able to survive Minoru Suzuki in the shadow of Blood & Guts? Or will Suzuki tear down The Learning Tree #ForTheWorld?

Wait, speaking of Suzuki, here he comes! He has his own match tonight, but he wants to look Jericho in the eye one more time before Dynamite. Will the Meanest Man in the World make an example out of The Butcher?

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

Rampage returns and The Butcher is already in the ring. The bell rings and Butcher talks some smack on Suzuki. Butcher then fires a forearm, but Suzuki comes back with a forearm of his own. Butcher RAMS Suzuki into a corner, the ref counts, but Butcher lets off at 4. Suzuki eggs Butcher on but Butcher pie faces Suzuki. Butcher dares Suzuki to bring it, so Suzuki fires off fast hands and forearms! Suzuki ROCKS Butcher in the corner, then goes corner to corner, so he can BOOT! Butcher staggers, Suzuki snapmares him, then runs to PENALTY- NO! Butcher blocks the kick! Butcher CLUBS the leg, then trips Suzuki.

Butcher has a standing toehold as he traps one of Suzuki’s legs. Suzuki just eggs Butcher on! Butcher stomps the leg, drops an elbow on it, then he drags Suzuki up. Butcher CLUBS Suzuki, but Suzuki just snarls. Butcher CHOPS, but Suzuki isn’t impressed. Butcher CHOPS again, Suzuki eggs him on, so Butcher fires more CHOPS! Suzuki just laughs! Butcher ROCKS Suzuki, kicks low, then kicks again. Butcher reels Suzuki in to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Suzuki and he fires body shots on Butcher. Suzuki ROCKS Butcher, but Butcher HEADBUTTS! Butcher vows to break Suzuki’s back!

Butcher half nelsons, but Suzuki slips around to waistlock. Butcher elbows free, runs, but Suzuki follows, drop steps to get around, and has the SLEEPER! Suzuki wrangles Butcher, squeezes tight, but Butcher endures. Suzuki spins Butcher around and reels him in, and the fans fire up for the Gotch Lift! Butcher’s big, but Suzuki still lifts him, holds him up, and then PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, Suzuki wins!

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

A gritty fight for Suzuki and Butcher, and this was in a normal match! What won’t Suzuki do to Jericho when it is FTW Rules?


The Conglomeration speaks.

Mark Briscoe says, “For those of you who may or may not have been living under a rock for the past couple months, you are looking at the group that has come to be known as The Conglomeration. You know about my main man with the game plan, OC, and Kyle O’Reilly. Let me introduce to you Tomohiro Ishii, henceforth to be known as Big Time! That’s right! Here in The Conglomeration, there is only two rules. First and foremost, you gotta be down to conglomerate. And secondly, you cannot in any way, shape or form, be a s*it head!” Kyle shrugs and nods, because it’s true.

Mark then says that brings us to the word of the day! The word of the day is… Discombobulation! Kyle asks the country of origin. American! Can he use it in a sentence? In the midst of Mark’s discombobulation, Roderick Strong cracked him in the jaw with a knee, and stood over him, holding up Mark’s ROH World Championship high in the air! Now that done pissed Mark off, Roddy! He’s known Roddy a long time, and Roddy knows better than that! So next week, Death Before Dishonor, Mark has something for Roddy!

But before that, tomorrow night’s Collision, #BigTime Ishii is going to take Roddy on 1v1! No Kingdom, no Conglomeration, and damn sure no Don Callis Family at ringside! Roddy VS Ishii, and we’ll show y’all how we do in The Conglomeration! Because they’re ’bout to RARARARARA!! The Chicken is all fired up, but will the Stone Pitbull be able to take a big bite out of the Savior of the Backbreaker?


Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor knows The Babe with the Power wants payback on her just as badly as she wants to run Willow’s life. But while Willow went and won the CMLL Women’s World Championship, Kris has just been grumbling and plotting with Big Stoke. Will Kris make an example out of Sydni tonight? Or will the Heart of Hutchinson, Kansas be unbreakable?

The bell rings and Kris DISCUS LARIATS right away! Stoke fires up but the fans are torn as Kris hauls Sydni back up. Kris ROCKS Sydni, CHOPS her, then fires off haymakers in the corner! The ref counts, Kris stomps a mudhole in, then she digs her boots in. The ref counts, Kris gets in his face about it, then goes back to Sydni. Kris drags Sydni up to snap suplex! Sydni flounders but Stokely smiles. Kris runs corner to corner, UPPERCUTS, then goes side to side, but Sydni ELBOWS her! Sydni fires forearm snow and has Kris in a corner! The fans fire up, Sydni fires up, and she whips. Kris reverses to then scoop and pop Sydni around!

Kris tucks Sydni in for STATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

As Stokely says, every night is #StaturdayNight, especially when Kris wins like that. She has Stoke stand on her while she does push-ups just to show off, but will Kris be ready when Willow returns with a vengeance?


Holo.grm loads up.

Whoever this mysterious masked man is, he is ready, and he promises that tomorrow night on Collision, we will see him debut! Will Holo.grm prove to be more than meets the eye?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Collision is already stacked with Strong VS Ishii, Holo.grm’s debut, and the Unified World Trios Championship match, The Patriarchy VS The Bang Bang Gang, but Skye Blue’s challenge to Hikaru Shida has been answered! Will the Shining Samurai cut through the Chicago Skye to find her way back to the top of the ranks? We’ll also see Darby Allin return to action against The Beast Mortis! Will The Relentless One sharpen his edge for Blood & Guts? Plus, the Lumberjack match has been made official! Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo, with other AEW stars all around ringside, will this be where La Mera Mera and The Virtuosa finally settle the score?


The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix are looking to get in on the tag title chase, but so are Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy. While The Acclaimed still have to shoot their shot at The Young Bucks, which team will be waiting for them on the other side?

The teams sort out and Fenix starts against Brother Zay. The fans rally, Zay offers a handshake, and Fenix takes it. But then Fenix ROCKS Zay! Zay ROCKS Fenix back, they fire forearms, and Zay fires forearms again and again. Zay whips, Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix kicks, SOBATS, KICKS a leg, then kicks again, but Zay blocks! Zay steps over, GAMANGIRI! Zay runs, but Fenix pops him up, only for Zay to RANA! Zay whips, Fenix reverses but Zay reverses back. Fenix goes up and out to the apron, Zay runs in, Fenix dodges the triangle jump, and then Fenix slingshot SENTONS! Fenix stands Zay up, but Zay fights the underhooks!

Zay RAMS Fenix into the corner, tags Quen, and Quen rolls Fenix up, TWO! Fenix comes back, but gets a pop-up DROPKICK for it! Penta tags in and the fans fire up! Penta blocks, Quen blocks then Quen ROCKS Penta! Quen goes up, brings Penta to the top with him, but Penta CLUBS Quen! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen, then slingshots up to SUPER RANA Quen away! The fans fire up, Quen returns but Penta BOOTS him! Quen tries again, Penta pops him up and SUPERKICKS him while upside-down! Quen flops to the apron then the floor and the fans fire up. Penta builds speed, but Zay CROSSBODIES him!

Fenix MISSILE DROPKICKS Zay! Quen returns to PELE Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen! All four men are down and the fans fire up! Zay and Fenix bail out, Penta and Quen slowly stand up. Penta eggs Quen on, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Quen steps up to Penta, and Penta says uno momento. Penta dramatically takes off his glove, but Quen says no, let him. “SHOTS! SHOTS!” Penta says okay, listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Quen, so Quen comes back to say “SHOTS!” “CERO! MIEDO!” “SHOTS!” They go back and forth, taunt for taunt, then Penta CHOPS! Quen is stinging but he composes himself. Quen comes back, CHOPS, but that hurts his hand more than it does Penta’s body! Penta says okay, and he unbuttons Quen’s shirt, to CHOP him down! The fans fire up with Penta as he does a “SHOTS! SHOTS!” dance! So Quen returns to fire forearms!

Quen ROCKS Penta, runs, but Penta SUPERKICKS! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Quen BOOTS him down! Quen nods, runs up, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up, Penta blocks a kick to HEEL KICK, only for Quen to ROUNDHOUSE back! Both men wobble, then they DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE! Both men fall and the fans fire back up! Quen and Penta crawl, hot tags to Zay and Fenix! Fenix ROCKS Zay, Zay ROCKS Fenix, and Fenix fires off a strike fest! Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” But Zay wrenches out to facelock back! But Fenix fights the suplex, wrenches out, and KICKS Zay!

Fenix reels Zay in, but then Zay wrenches out. Zay reels Fenix back in, but Fenix wrenches out to mule kick. Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” but Zay wrenches out to ROCK Fenix! Zay eggs Fenix on, pie faces, and he fires a forearm! Fenix fires back, they go back and forth, and the fans rally up. Fenix and Zay huff ‘n’ puff, and they keep throwing shots! Zay gets the edge, but Fenix returns in kind! Rampage returns to single picture as they both throw forearms at the same time, again and again! It is fast and furious and the fans love it! Penta runs in just to BLAST Quen! The Lucha Bros mug Zay, double whip, but Quen is there for some SILLY STRONG!

Penta flounders out, Quen HOTSHOTS Fenix! Zay brings Fenix around, Quen goes up, AFTER PARTY STOMPS! Quen goes up and up to ESCALARA SENTON onto Penta! Zay SWANTON BOMBS Fenix! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and shocks Zay! The fans rally up and Zay brings Fenix up. Tag to Quen, and Private Party puts Fenix up top. Quen runs up, GIN- NO, Fenix holds onto the corner and Quen tumbles! Penta also waistlocks Zay but Zay fights free with elbows. Penta shoves Zay so that Fenix can tightrope walk PENALTY KICK! Then Penta SLINGBLADES Zay down! Quen gets in, he gets a SLINGBLADE, too!

The fans fire up for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta brings Quen in but Quen slips free and shoves Penta into Fenix! Fenix lands on his firebird and Quen helps Zay up. GIN & JUICE!! Cover, but Penta returns to break it and hit a DESTROYER on Zay!! Quen is shocked while Little Rock is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as “A E DUB!” gives us this main event. Quen drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix eggs Quen on so Quen stomps away on him! Quen drags Fenix up, reels him in, but Fenix wrenches out to underhook and BUTTERFLY ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!! Fenix tags Penta and they aim at Zay. DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!

Quen is alone, “UNO! DOS! TRES!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for him, too! Then Penta drags Quen up and Fenix goes up! Tuck and “CERO! MIEDO!” LB PILEDRIVER!! Then Fenix DIVES onto Zay for good measure! Penta covers, Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

Private Party put up a fight to be sure, but Penta y Fenix just wanted it that much more! Will the Lucha Brothers be watching Blood & Guts very, very closely?

My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage here, and even the squash matches served some purpose. Kris crushing Sydni was mostly for momentum, but it felt like that was the first real showing of Kris’ Heel attitude with her trash talking the whole time. Jericho letting Bill do all the work against The Outrunners was naturally how that match was going, but it works perfectly in character and story for them. And Jericho crossing paths with Suzuki before Suzuki puts Butcher away rather quickly was good, too. The go home math is therefore even ahead of their FTW Championship match, but I wonder if Jericho was texting someone who could interfere for him since Keith & Bill can’t. But it can’t be Jeff Cobb, though, he’s locked in for NJPW’s G1 Climax.

Very good promo from The Outcasts, and while Toni Storm VS Mariah May is one title match and Mercedes Mone VS Britt Baker is another, Saraya could end up putting out an open challenge and it is answered by someone big from Stardom or CMLL for a first-time-ever kind of match to make All In even more historic. Great tag team main event from Lucha Brothers VS Private Party, with it mostly being for momentum. Private Party has finally been back on track now that both guys are healthy, but Lucha Bros winning out made sense. Penta & Fenix have been great as a team and as individuals, they’re both primed to take on just about any team or even singles champs if needed.

And great opener from The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom, even though I’m surprised they did such a Six Man Tag already. The Conglomeration winning could still feed into my idea that Cassidy & Kyle get an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Death Before Dishonor, but it also gives us a reason for Ishii VS Roddy tomorrow night. Great promo from Mark Briscoe in that, too, he continues to be one of the best underappreciated promo guys in all of wrestling today. I feel like Mark is going to retain the title against Roddy given how Shane Taylor is gunning for Mark, but that really depends on if Tony Khan is even paying attention to his own shows.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (7/19/24)

Cody Rhodes won’t back down!



The American Nightmare is seeing red!

After last week’s brutal attack by The Bloodline, Cody Rhodes will open tonight’s SmackDown to show he is not intimidated by their actions!


  • Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes; Andrade wins.
  • Bianca Belair w/ Jade Cargill VS Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven; Bianca wins.
  • Mia Yim VS Tiffany Stratton w/ Nia Jax; Mia wins.
  • Cody Rhodes & Kevin Owens VS A-Town Down Under; Cody & Kevin win.


Cody Rhodes is here!

Omaha, Nebraska fires up as The American Nightmare makes his way out. The fans sing along with the song, “WHOA~ OH~!” The pyro goes off, Cody high-fives fans and even gives some autographs as he continues down the ramp. Cody fist-bumps Omaha’s own Terence Crawford, who is preparing for his own boxing championship defense, and then Cody steps into the ring. The fans chant Cody’s name while he grabs a mic. “So, Omaha! What do we wanna talk about? Let’s talk about Randy Orton.” Cody has the distinction and honor of calling Randy Orton a friend. Before that, Randy was a mentor.

Randy chose Cody when he didn’t have to, when he was told to discard Cody. Cody would not be here as Undisputed WWE Champion without Randy Orton. The fans cheer that, and even chant for “Randy! Randy!” Cody says, “So imagine the guilt when a man who has a lovely wife, a beautiful family, five children, a man who came back from what could’ve been a career ending injury and had spinal fusion surgery, imagine my guilt watching this Bloodline put Randy Orton through a table.” The fans boo, and Cody says family is not always blood. How’s the song go? Wrestling has more than one royal family. Randy is Cody’s family. Randy is Cody’s brother!

And if Randy were here, he wouldn’t want Cody to wax poetic or talk about guilt and shame. The difference between the two is the difference of being bad and doing something bad. Cody will instead look directly into the camera, and he will talk right to the man responsible: Solo Sikoa. The fans boo that name. Cody looked Solo in the eyes before WrestleMania 39 even, and told him, “You are not ready.” Then Solo paid Cody back in kind by costing him the title he has now, the title they will fight for in the main event of SummerSlam.

“Solo, with everything you have done trying to erase your time as The Enforcer–that’s a cute nickname, by the way–and instead become the Tribal Chief, how does it feel knowing that I am still standing here in this ring, still champion, and that you are still not-” A-Town Down Under interrupts? The fans boo as Austin Theory & Grayson Waller strut out here, and Theory starts by saying, “Cody, Cody Rhodes. Cody, you’re spending a lot of time talking about The Bloodline, but because of you, Jacob Fatu from The Bloodline attacked me last week.” Look at his face! It’s swollen! Cody thought that was from his own partner hitting him in the face.

Waller says nice try, Cody, trying to deflect from how Cody can’t take responsibility for his own actions. Theory got attacked last week was because of Cody. And the reason Cody’s mentor, hero and friend, Randy Orton, the reason Cody won the title, the reason Randy got hurt is because of Cody. The fans boo but ATDU step into the ring. But Cody fires off on tehm first! The fans fire up but he still gets mugged 2v1! The fans boo again as Theory & Waller stomp Cody down. Waller TOSSES Cody out, but Terence says here, have his chair! Cody uses that chair to JAM Waller and SMACK him down!

Then Cody tosses the chair to Theory so he can DISASTER KICK it into Theory’s face! ATDU bails out and the fans fire up! Cody has chair and championship, will he need both of those to thwart The Bloodline?


Carmelo Hayes gets a quick trim.

He has his guy tidy up the edges, and then says there won’t be chants or gimmick BS. He tells Andrade that it’ll be them, “two hoopers,” one on one, going hard in the paint, and the world will be waiting to see who misses first. And it won’t be H1M. Melo heads out, but will he dunk on Andrade? Or will El Idolo show this isn’t Melo’s game, it’s his?


Cody finds Nick Aldis backstage.

Cody says it is a 100% freebie, he wants a match with A-Town Down Under. Aldis says he can do that, but he’ll need a tag team partner. Cody says no, he needs to send a message to The Bloodline. Aldis gets that, but hey, if he sends the WWE Champion out into a Handicap Match, Aldis will have to answer to the Board of Directors. So respectfully, Cody has until the end of tonight to find a partner. The American Nightmare has his mission, will he find someone who wants to take the fight to the former tag team champions?


Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes!

El Idolo has been NXT Champion, just like H1M, but he’s also been WWE United States Champion and is currently WWE Speed Champion. Will Andrade make Melo respect him? Or will no one humble Melo when he hits Nothing But Net?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, the two tie up, and Andrade headlocks. Melo powers up and out but Andrade runs him over. Things keep moving, Melo hurdles then Andrade leaps over. Melo rolls off Andrade’s back, comes back, and tilt-o-whirl RANAS, only for Andrade to handspring through! Melo runs up again, sunset flips, ONE!! Melo grabs at legs but Andrade boots him away. Andrade then trips Melo, steps through, but Melo kicks him away. The fans cheer the standoff while Melo frowns. Andrade runs but he turns Melo’s dropdown into a rolling sunset, TWO! Melo jackknife bridges, TWO!

Both men stand, both men ROCK each other with forearms, then the forearms start flying! Andrade runs but Melo ROCKS him! Melo runs but Andrade BOOTS him! Andrade steadies himself before he runs, but then Melo DROPKICKS him! Melo runs, but Andrade follows! Andrade jumps up onto the ropes with Melo! Melo slips away to trip Andrade up! Andrade is stuck in ropes, Melo still hits a FADE AWAY JUMPER! The fans fire up for that leg drop, and SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Andrade endures an armlock. The fans rally, Andrade fights up, and he throws body shots. Melo holds onto the armlock, but Andrade fires more shots! Then he JAWBREAKERS free! Melo knees, whips, but Andrade reverses. Andrade then follows, but Melo dodges, only for the SOUTHPAW LARIAT to hit! The fans fire up while both men are down! Melo and Andrade slowly sit up, and fans rally. Melo throws a haymaker, but Andrade eggs him on! Melo fires another, but Andrade SLAPS and SLAPS with palm strikes! Andrade blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Then another DRAGON SCREW!

Melo hobbles up, swings, but misses! Andrade FLYING FOREARMS and both men are down again! The fans rally, Andrade kips up! The fans cheer as Andrade snarls. Andrade calls his shot, the fans rally behind him with “SI! SI! SI!” Andrade gets moving, CIEN SHADOWS! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives, showing why he was NXT and NXT North American Champion in his career. Andrade brings Melo up, reels him in, but Melo slips free of the suplex! Melo rebounds to LA MYSTICA! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this and Melo grows frustrated. Melo drags Andrade up, “This is Awesome!” as Melo puts Andrade in a corner.

Melo hoists Andrade up to the top rope backwards. Melo then climbs up behind Andrade, brings Andrade up, but Andrade fires elbows! Melo falls back and the fans fire up! Andrade adjusts, and he MOONSAULTS! Melo moves but Andrade MOONSAULTS again! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives and shocks Andrade! Andrade huffs ‘n’ puffs and brings Melo up. Andrade reels Melo in, back suplexes, but Melo lands out! Melo dodges again, kicks a leg out, then runs up, into a CHOP! Melo returns to KNEE anyway! Melo keeps moving, boot feint and ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives again but Andrade puts him in the drop zone.

Andrade goes to a corner and climbs up. The fans cheer as he reaches the top. Andrade aims, leaps, but into the FIRST 48! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives that half court shot but Melo hurries back to the corner! Melo climbs, aims, and NOTHING BUT- NO! Airball, and Andrade scoops! Melo slips free, only to end up in underhooks! THE MESSAGE!! Cover, Andrade wins!

Winner: Andrade, by pinfall

El Idolo called his shot last week, and he hits the mark! But now that Andrade is through with H1M, will he be moving on to bigger and better?


Bayley and Nia Jax sit down for video chat interviews.

The Role Model WWE Women’s Champion and the Irresistible Queen of the Ring are in separate locations as Corey Graves interviews them. He wants to ask Nia about Cleveland but she says just stop. Look at her, and look at Bayley. Start feeling sorry for Bayley right now, because at SummerSlam, Nia beats Bayley, takes her title, and puts her down like an old, sick dog. Nia will put Bayley out of Nia’s misery. Bayley says wow, Nia hasn’t changed in the ten years they’ve known each other. Nia says oh no, she has changed. And before going on too long, Nia is Queen of the Ring, so address her as “Queen Nia.”

Bayley says she’ll address Nia how she wants. And Nia should know what Bayley meant by that. Nia is the same heartless woman she was since day one here. The same big mouth, and the attitude like she owns this place. The same Nia that in 2017, took Bayley out of her SummerSlam match. Oh, we’re going there now? Yes, they are, and let Bayley finish talking. Nia took Bayley out, that changed the trajectory of Bayley’s whole career. But Nia didn’t hurt Bayley because she’s so much bigger and stronger than Bayley or that she’s so vicious. Nia did it because she’s big, clumsy, and reckless. Nia gets pissed now!

Nia says honestly, Bayley, she is pretty content being Queen of the Ring, the Queen of WWE! Nia is on top! She’s coming for that title just because she can take it from Bayley! Well, then, bad news there. Don’t listen to what the fans are saying that Nia is bigger or that she’ll mop the floor with Bayley. No, Bayley wants Nia to look at her now, and if she’s changed so much since 2017, then so has Bayley. Bayley walks into SummerSlam with the championship, and she walks out with the championship! And there is nothing Nia can do to stop her. Bayley smiles but Nia asks if they’re done. Nia throws off her mic and storms off. Who will prove they’re THE top of the division when WWE arrives in The Land?


Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill head for Aldis’ office.

But before they can reach the door, Piper Niven & Chelsea Green stand in their way. Sorry, are they lost? They’re here to talk to Mr. Aldis. Uh, girl, nuh-uh. Not before Bianca & Jade do. They need to get that tag title rematch. Aw, they’re gonna complain about losing because they’re big complaining losers? Uh, isn’t that what Chelsea’s about to do? Piper says you don’t talk about Chelsea like that. Yeah, that’s how they’re talking about Bianca & Jade. So scoot on over, because Piper & Chelsea are talking to Aldis first! Jade steps to the door but Bianca says no no, it’s fine. They can talk with Aldis later, because these two are on Bianca’s nerves.

If they can’t decide on who talks with Aldis first, they can decide this in the ring. Jade likes that idea, too. Piper also likes that idea, but Chelsea doesn’t. Bianca & Jade say bye~ and head for gorilla position. Will The EST give Chelsea something to complain to Aldis about? Or can the Hot Mess prove she can back up all that talk?

Bianca Belair w/ Jade Cargill VS Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven!

SmackDown returns as Chelsea makes her entrance, accompanied by “Lil’ Miss P.” The bell rings and Chelsea talks trash on Bianca. Then she SLAPS her! So Bianca SLAPS back! Bianca storms up, Chelsea dodges and Bianca runs into buckles! Chelsea then ENZIGIRIS Bianca, reels her in for chicken wings, but Bianca powers out. Bianca runs, gets around, waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up while Chelsea flounders. Bianca handsprings but Chelsea avoids the moonsault! Chelsea runs up but Bianca gets under the boot! Torture rack, but Chelsea flails free! O’Conner Roll, with tights! TWO!! Bianca has Chelsea’s legs, BIANCA WINS!

Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall

Chelsea is already complaining and protesting to the ref! But then Jade and Piper step in, only for Chelsea to say time to go. The StrongEST Duo stands tall, but then someone is laughing. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn are on the tron! And Isla says they’ve heard Bianca & Jade are looking for them. And they just love how the two have been so passionate about their titles. Alba says they get it, when you’re champions, you’ve got all the power! And right now, the power belongs to Alba & Isla. But lucky for Bianca & Jade, they’ll get a tiny glimpse at these belts next week. But when it comes to a rematch…? Well, we’ll see.

Alba & Isla laugh into the night, but will even the wicked witches fall victim to the forces of nature coming for them?


Nick Aldis is in the ring.

The SmackDown General Manager says as we all know, SummerSlam is right around the corner. And as GM, it is his responsibility to deliver the biggest and best matches he possibly can. With that in mind, he holds a contract signed by himself and by LA Knight. This match is for the United States Championship, so all that is left is the signature of THE United states Champion. Without further ado, please welcome first, the challenger, LA Knight! Omaha fires up for The Mega Star makes his way to the ring. Knight joins Aldis in the ring, and Aldis says now welcome the champion, Logan Paul!

Many fans boo as The Maverick makes his way out, but there are still some fans who want fist bumps. Logan tells the fans to get louder one way or another as he steps into the ring. Logan is given the mic while fans continue to boo, and others chant for “L A KNIGHT! L A KNIGHT!” Aldis shows Logan the contract, Logan asks Omaha a question. Why would he give “Hillbilly Aladdin,” this Sons of Anarchy extra, this Larry the Lobster guy a shot at the United States Championship? Knight tells the “edge lord” to look at him. Logan talks about no reason for facing Knight, and y’know, maybe he’s right. Maybe Logan can just take a walk and we’ll think about this later.

But the one thing Knight thinks about is, he just thinks the one reason Logan should reconsider is that every time they have been face to face, Knight has owned and cooked Logan. The fans cheer that! So let’s go back just a year ago. Knight walks down that aisle, “YEAH!” He gave Logan a map, “YEAH!” And he said that map gave exact directions. “YEAH!” Those directions were for where Logan could shove each and every bottle of Prime! “YEAH!” That was last year. But since then, Logan became US Champ, congrats to you. Logan thanks Knight for that. Knight admits, if Logan’s holding a title, that makes him the man around here.

But Knight figured to himself, maybe time for Knight’s shot. Knight asks, Logan says no. Knight shows up at Logan’s house, his idiot friends let Knight in and he hops into the pool to make it his toilet. And what does that do? Just got Knight an MITB qualifier, and a pin on Logan right here on this mat! Now that felt damn good, and Knight wants to do it again. But Logan isn’t giving Knight what he wants, and what he wants is a shot at the US title. Knight chases Logan all over the world just to get him to show up! Logan says just listen to yourself, “John,” you sound pathetic! You’re a grown man but look at yourself!

The fact is, Knight needs this match with Logan. Logan doesn’t! The fans boo and Logan says they are not the same. The difference here is Knight’s entire existence is defined by what he does in this ring. Not Logan. Logan can leave this ring to interview former presidents, building multi-billion dollar business, starting a family, and changing the landscape of sports media with his brother! The last name “Paul” echoes through the entire zeitgeist of culture! And that’s not to say that what Knight does isn’t important. It is important. Knight is very good. In fact, Logan likes the catchphrase bodybuilder shtick he’s got.

But the real problem is, Knight wants Logan’s accolades but is not Logan. Knight doesn’t think like him, doesn’t move like him. Knight wants to be champion but is not “him.” And for someone whose entire existence is defined by what they do in this ring, Knight has not had a single defining moment the past 20 years. Knight is a gym bro with a spray tan and catchphrase, pretending to be The Rock! Knight says oh~, cut him, he bleeds! Never heard that before. Leave it to Logan to recycle old material. Low rent, lowbrow, Low T! Low T Logan P! But talk about the US Championship, about frauds, let’s talk about that.

Here is a man parading around as a champion! Here’s a man playing fraud on this entire company, pretending to be US Champion! And meanwhile, Logan won’t sign a contract? Good thing Logan brought up his brother, because the brother is willing to jump into the ring with Mike Tyson. But Logan doesn’t seem to have balls just to step into the ring with Knight! Guess balls don’t run in the family. Logan says if Knight wants the match, fine! He’ll sign, and he’ll give Knight a shot at the title! And after he beats Knight, Knight will have nothing. Logan could say he’d take everything from Knight, but Knight has nothing of value to give!

In fact, how about this? Logan can give Knight something already. On the back of this contract, Logan’s gonna give Knight directions for where he can still his dreams of becoming a champion! YEAH~! The fans boo but then Logan shoves the contract at Knight. Aldis keeps these two from throwing down already, even though the fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Logan stands down, the fans boo, but Knight still has the match he wants. But then Logan slides back in to attack! Logan RAMS Knight into a corner, but Knight turns things around to fire off haymakers! Logan knees low, fires body shots, then winds up, but Knight blocks!

Knight cravats but Logan slips away again! Both men say that’s how close the other came! But again, Knight has the shot he wanted, will he use it to shut Logan up once and for all?


LA Knight returns backstage.

And he’s confronted by Santos Escobar & Elektra Lopez, who say, “L! A! KNIGHT!” “EW!” Santos says congrats on finally getting that US Championship match. Must be a great feeling, right? Knight pinned Logan Paul in Madison Square Garden. That must feel like sitting on top of the world. What’s with the questions, where’s this going? Santos says relax. Just a friendly reminder that Santos was in the Triple Threat and didn’t get pinned. He knows, Knight knows, Lopez knows, everybody knows~, that if it was 1v1, it would’ve been a different story. Knight says Santos clearly isn’t a student of history, because Knight’s been part of that story and he knows how that went.

But hey, SummerSlam’s still a few weeks away, so Knight has some free time. If Santos wants to get in touch with Knight, his mom has Knight’s number. Santos says Knight sure feels untouchable, huh? Facing Santos so close to that title shot is not the brightest idea. Wouldn’t want him getting hurt. But if Knight wants to squander his opportunity, why stop him? Santos & Lopez head out, but will Knight humble him before going after Logan?


Mia Yim VS Tiffany Stratton w/ Nia Jax!

As if dealing with The Queen of the Ring wasn’t hard enough, Michin has the Princess all up in her business! Will Mia remind us why she’s The Head Baddie in Charge? Or will no one put an end to #TiffyTime?

SmackDown returns and Mia makes her entrance. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, and Tiff throws Mia down by her hair! The fans cheer but then Mia catches Tiff for a cradle, TWO! Mia SHOTGUNS Tiff to a corner, runs up to forearm SMASH, then she sits Tiff down. Mia mocks Tiff to then CANNONBALL! High stack cover, ONE!! Tiff toughs it out but Mia KICKS her! Tiff avoids a roundhouse and wants a Tiffy Timeout! Mia chases Tiff but Tiff hides behind Nia. Mia says Nia shouldn’t even be here, but Tiff sucker punches Mia! Then cartwheel and Alabama Lift, for an ALABAMA SLAM to the floor!

Nia pats Tiff on the shoulder and Tiff asks what time it is, but SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again and Tiff has a headlock. Fans rally as Mia fights out. Mia runs but Tiff knees her low! Tiff throws Mia down, then goes to the apron, SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Mia stays in this but Nia coaches Tiff. Mia goes to a corner, Tiff runs and handsprings in to back elbow! Tiff then reels Mia in, SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Tiff grows frustrated but Nia says she’s got this. Tiff waits on Mia to get up, then she runs to cartwheel and Alabama Lift again! But Mia fights to sunset flip it, TWO! Mia stands up, slips under Tiff’s lariat and backslides, TWO! Tiff stands up, but Mia ELBOWS her!

Mia runs up to LARIAT! And then YAKUZA KICK! And then DROPKICK! Tiff flounders back up, into a NECKBREAKER! Tiff staggers to a corner, Mia runs up to CHOP! Mia reels Tiff in, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Tiff toughs it out and Mia grows frustrated. Mia drags Tiff up to wrench and EAT DA- NO, Tiff ROCKS Mia first! Mia ROCKS Tiff back! Mia runs up but Tiff YANKS her to ropes! Tiff runs to HIP ATTACK! Tiff keeps moving, TIFFY STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Mia survives and now Tiff is growing frustrated! Tiff drags Mia up, brings her over to a corner, and hauls her up top.

Tiff climbs but Mia fires hands! Tiff staggers back, Mia adjusts and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Tiff tumbles out of teh ring while fans fire up! Mia fires herself up and builds speed, but Nia trips her up! The fans boo while the ref misses that! Mia kicks at Nia, goes back for Tiff, but Tiff ROCKS her first! Tiff then reels Mia in for a ROLLING SENTON! Then PRETTIEST MOONSAULT- WAIT! Bayley is here!? Bayley distracts Tiff and pisses off Nia! Nia runs in but Bayley TOSSES her over barriers! Tiff freaks out as Bayley has the briefcase! She SMASHES Nia with it! Bayley then smacks the case against the desk!

The fans fire up as Bayley hits the case off steel steps! She opens it up, dumps the contract out, and STMOPS the briefcase into pieces!! Mia rolls Tiff, MIA WINS!!

Winner: Mia Yim, by pinfall

The Role Model helps the HBIC get some payback on Nia and Miss MITB! Then Bayley mockingly says, “Oops.” Bayley puts the contract in what’s left of the case and slide it to Tiff. Will Tiff have to give that briefcase a makeover before she can properly cash it in?


The Bloodline speaks.

Solo Sikoa says, “Life is so good when you’re The Tribal Chief on the Island of Relevancy. So good. And it’s also busy. I never have a moment to myself. But when I do, you know what I love the most? A good mystery. Yeah. I’m not talking about a mystery of who’s gonna be Cody Rhodes’ tag team partner. No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about a mystery of who’s gonna step up and disrespect The Tribal Chief by teaming up with Cody Rhodes tonight. That’s who I’m talking about. Have you seen what we done to Randy Orton last week? Have you? So if you’re on Cody’s side, that means you’re against me.

“If you’re against my family, you’re against my Bloodline, and you’re against The Tribal Chief. So tonight, tonight… tonight better be a Handicap match, or someone will pay the price. Because I am The Tribal Chief, and you will… acknowledge me!” Jacob Fatu adorns Solo with the ula fala, and they raise up the ones. Will anyone be brave enough to defy The Bloodline to help The American Nightmare?


BREAKING NEWS for next week’s SmackDown!

With #DIY still WWE Tag Team Champions after last week, it is time to find NEW #1 Contenders! It will be a Tag Team Gauntlet match, with The Street Profits, Legado Del Fantasma, Pretty Deadly, The Good Brothers, the new duo of Apollo Crews & Baron Corbin, and even The Bloodline’s Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa, all fighting for that shot! Who wins out to then head for Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano?


Cody Rhodes & ??? VS A-Town Down Under!

The American Nightmare wanted a response from The Bloodline but got a response from the former WWE Tag Team Champions. They admittedly were collateral damage last week, but this is mostly them taking out their frustrations over losing twice in as many weeks. Will Austin Theory & Grayson Waller tear down the Undisputed WWE Champion? Or will he have back-up after all?

Cody heads to gorilla, and Kevin Owens is there! The Prizefighter says see you out there. Seems Solo forgot there is still someone crazy enough to defy him, because KO’s been doing it all along! Will Kevin #JustKeepFighting until he can’t fight no more?

SmackDown returns and ATDU makes their entrance. The teams sort out and Cody starts against Theory. The fans rally for Cody as the two circle. They tie up, and Theory headlocks. Cody powers up and out, drops down then kitchen sink knees Theory down! Cody drags Theory up, wrenches an arm and tags Kevin. They double wrench to double body shot, then Cody clinches Theory and Kevin runs, they send Theory to BOOT CAMP! Theory sputters, Kevin covers, ONE!! Kevin keeps on Theory with a whip. Kevin ELBOWS Theory down but Theory bails out. Kevin goes out after him to shove him into the Prime bottles!

Kevin CHOPS Theory, SLAPS the big Prime bottle, then pushes Theory into the ring. Waller fixes the display for his bro, Logan, but Kevin RAMS Theory into the corner. Tag to Cody, he reels Theory in but Waller distracts. Cody DECKS Waller, Theory throat chops Cody! Theory LARIATS Cody against ropes, tags Waller, and Waller holds Cody’s arms in the ropes! The fans boo and the ref reprimands as Theory fires haymakers on Cody. Waller lets off at 4 to slide in and CLOBBER Cody! Waller taunts Kevin, KNEES Cody down, then drags Cody up for more knees. The fans chant “WALLER SUCKS!” but Waller knocks Cody down.

Waller brings Cody up to back suplex, but Cody lands out of it! Cody dodges Waller and Waller hits buckles! The fans fire up, Cody hurries, hot tag to Kevin! Kevin dodges Waller, DECKS Theory, then fires off hands on Waller! The fans fire up more as Kevin stomps Waller against ropes! The ref counts, Kevin lets off and Waller bails out. Kevin roars, goes out the side, and he runs to LARIAT Waller! Then Kevin LARIATS Theory! Omaha is thunderous as Kevin gets back in the ring. Waller runs up but into an atomic drop! ENZIGIRI! Theory gets up but Kevin DECKS him! Waller is in the corner, Kevin says ‘SUCK IT!” and CANNONBALLS!

Kevin goes up while Waller is down, but Theory anchors him! Kevin HEADBUTTS Theory then aims at Waller. SWANTON BOMB onto knees! Both men are down, Theory tags in to slingshot and SHOTGUN Kevin back down! Theory sucker punches Cody, too! Tag to Waller, Theory brings Kevin up, BACKBREAKER to BALLER ELBOW! Waller sucker punches Cody now! Cover, TWO! Waller taunts Cody while SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again, Theory looms over Kevin and soaks up the heat. Tag to Waller, and Theory holds Kevin down so Waller can drop an elbow! Cover, ONE! Waller drops another elbow! Cover, ONE!! Waller clamps on with a cravat and he grinds Kevin down. The fans rally as Kevin endures and fights his way up. Kevin reaches out, but Waller keeps him from Cody. Kevin fires body shots, so Waller fires knee after knee! Kevin staggers to an open corner, Waller stomps him and digs his knee in. The ref counts, Waller lets off and Kevin sputters. Waller brings Kevin around on the apron to CLUB him.

Waller goes out after Kevin but Kevin kicks him! And SMACKS him off steel steps! And pushes the Prime bottle! Kevin hurries back into the ring but Waller trips him up! BIG elbow drop! Waller grinds his forearm in Kevin’s face, then pushes him to a corner. “WALLER SUCKS!” but he throws body shots on Kevin. Waller puts Kevin up top, fires hands, then climbs up. Waller brings Kevin up, but Kevin fires body shots! Kevin ROCKS Waller and Waller falls back, only to come back up! Waller fires forearms, tries again, and goes to the very top! But Kevin throws body shots in return! Kevin and Waller brawl up top!

The fans fire up as Kevin gets the advantage! Kevin HEADBUTTS Waller, Waller holds onto ropes, so Kevin HEADBUTTS again! Waller still holds on so Kevin ELBOWS him down! And then SWANTON BOMB! It hits this time and both men are down! The fans are thunderous as Kevin and Waller crawl! Hot tags to Theory and Cody! The fans fire up as Cody fires off hands on Theory! Cody whips, Theory reverses but Cody CLOBBERS Theory! Cody then goes up and over and hits the SNAP POWERSELAM! Theory stands, but Cody kicks and RHODES UPPERCUTS! Cody JABS, JABS, JABS, flip, flop and fly! BIONIC ELBOW!

The fans are thunderous again as Cody brings Theory around. Cody scoops but Waller makes the save! Tag to Waller, Cody dodges Theory to BLAST Waller! Cody blocks a kick to give a kick and DDT for Theory! Cody stalks Theory but Waller somersaults in to COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Waller BOOTS Kevin, then he goes back for Cody. Tag to Theory and they call their shot. Theory fireman’s carries, but Cody slips free! Cody shoves Theory at Waller, but Theory stops short. Cody gets around to waistlock Theory, but Theory elbows free! Waller runs up but Cody moves, and Theory blocks the knee! Cody springboards to CODY CUTTER Theory!!

Waller got free cuz he used Theory again, and now he swings on Cody! Cody dodges, Kevin is there to kick and STUNNER! Waller flops out, Cody reels Theory in! CROSS RHODES!! Cover, Cody & Kevin win!

Winners: Cody Rhodes & Kevin Theory, by pinfall

A-Town Down Under failed to take out their frustrations, but Cody & Kevin sure got theirs out. But here comes The Bloodline! Solo Sikoa leads Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa, but where’s Jacob Fatu…? Cody keeps looking around, but then he DIVES onto Solo & Tama first! Loa gets in to throw hands with Kevin! Loa fireman’s carries, but Kevin CLAWS Loa’s face! Kevin tries to rip Loa’s eyes out! Cody has Solo and SMACKS him off the desk! Kevin helps clear the desk while Cody sends Solo into steel steps! The fans are all fired up as Cody and Kevin look to get payback! But THERE is Fatu! He CLOBBERS Cody, SUPERKICKS Kevin, and then RAMS Cody into steel steps!

Kevin comes back to throw hands, but Fatu shoves him back to SUPERKICK! Kevin flops into the ring but the Samoan Werewolf stomps him into a corner. Fatu rains down headbutts, then he goes corner to corner! HIP ATTACK! Fatu shouts at Kevin, “You wanna disrespect my Tribal Chief!? The man that does everything for the family!!” Solo sits Cody up so he can watch as Fatu goes corner to corner again, for another HIP ATTACK! Fatu keeps moving, and he HIP ATTACKS again!! Fatu just keeps moving and he hits a FOURTH!! The fans boo but then Solo HEADBUTTS Cody down!

Fatu drags Kevin to the drop zone, then goes up a corner! Cody is helpless as Fatu hits a DIVING HEADBUTT right on Kevin! Fatu then storms out to join the rest of the Bloodline. They haul Cody up and over to the desk! TRIPLE POWERBOMB through the desk!! The fans boo, but Kevin is still moving?! Solo looms over Kevin, and Tama grabs a chair! Tama puts the chair around Kevin’s head, and says this is what he gets! Tama POSTS Kevin head first!! Fatu presents the ula fala, and The Bloodline gathers around their Tribal Chief. Fatu adorns Solo with the ula fala, and the Bloodline raises their ones to the sky.

Cody sputters but he can’t sit up. Can Cody recover and be ready for SummerSlam? Or is Solo just two weeks away from taking over the WWE?

My Thoughts:

A great SmackDown here to not just build SummerSlam but to follow up last week. Great opening promo from Cody to call out The Bloodline, and I suppose A-Town Down Under calling him out in return was a logical move. Good promo from Solo, and it did foreshadow who would be Cody’s partner in a way. Kevin was of course coming back not just to help Cody but to avenge Randy, and we got a great tag main event for it. Great win for Cody & Kevin, but of course we got another brutal beating from The Bloodline. They’re doing their best to take away all of Cody’s allies, but I have a feeling this only motivates Kevin & Randy being there at SummerSlam to help. And they can even have a moment where, when it seems Cody is about to lose, Heyman returns with Roman to scare Solo.

Melo had a good promo tonight, and he had a great match with Andrade, but I figured Melo was losing. I don’t know how WWE Speed has been going but I don’t think Melo is going to be facing Andrade for the Speed title. I’m still wondering if Andrade circles back to Legado Del Fantasma. That tag team gauntlet is going to be a lot of fun but I would think Tama & Loa win so that The Bloodline gets back in that title story. Speaking of, we naturally got more interaction of Bianca & Jade with Chelsea & Piper. Bianca beating Chelsea so quickly practically makes a case for a Women’s Speed Championship. But at the same time, good promo from Alba & Isla to set up the continued story with Bianca & Jade, even while Raw is heating up with a lot of top level teams.

Very good promo segment from Bayley and Nia, though I did not think Bayley would work-shoot Nia’s early days of being green and “unsafe.” Each of them getting involved in Mia VS Tiff was good stuff, too, as was the destruction of Tiff’s briefcase. That’s also a very clever way to give Tiff a reason to customize the case into something that fits her vibe, aka it’ll be pink and sparkly cuz she’s the Wrestling Barbie. And while Naomi is busy with Blair Davenport in a feud on the side, Mia makes for a good teammate for Bayley to stand up to Nia & Tiff.

And we got a very good, non-traditional contract signing segment. Logan again played his part perfectly, being so arrogant that A) nothing, not even Knight pinning him, earns Knight a title shot and B) rubbing in that he doesn’t even need pro-wrestling, he just does this to show off. Knight took the long way to tell Logan that he should take the match to prove he’s not a coward, which is the same reason I was thinking the whole time. And like any quality arrogant Heel, Logan gets goaded into the match. Knight will definitely make an example of Santos next week, but I feel like the title match itself could go either way. If it were me, I’d have Knight win because he really has been waiting a long time for something, and this feels like the right time.

My Score: 8.8/10

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