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Mitchell’s WWE Money in the Bank Results & Report! (7/6/24)

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The stakes are raised in Toronto!

While six men and six women compete for Money in the Bank contracts, Seth Rollins has Damian Priest put his World Heavyweight Championship AND Judgment Day membership on the line! Will The Punisher lose it all all in one night?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso VS Chad Gable VS LA Knight VS Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes; McIntyre wins and is the 2024 Mr. Money in the Bank.
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Bron Breakker; Sami wins and retains the title.
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Title VS Faction: Damian Priest VS Seth Rollins; turns into…
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Cash-In Triple Threat: Damian Priest VS Seth Rollins VS Drew McIntyre; Priest wins and retains the title.
  • Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Iyo Sky VS Lyra Valkyria VS Zoey Stark VS Naomi VS Tiffany Stratton VS Chelsea Green; Tiffany wins and is the 2024 Ms. Money in the Bank.
  • Six Man Tag: Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Kevin Owens VS The Bloodline; The Bloodline wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Money in the Bank Countdown Show!

Join Michael Cole, Wade Barrett, Big E & Jackie Redmond in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the high stakes action here in Toronto!

 

Michael Cole interviews Seth Rollins.

Cole said it has been a few eventful months while Rollins was away. Rollins says you are always a bit nervous coming back, but he was welcomed with opened arms. Don’t get him wrong, he enjoyed his time off with his family, but there’s nothing like the energy from the fans. That is where Seth comes alive. Cole asks how the family is feeling. Becky Lynch has stepped away from WWE after losing the title, taking care of their daughter, how is The Man feeling? She’s great. Rollins can’t speak to Becky’s future, her plans, but she and the little one are great. Their daughter is now three years old and running the show.

Cole says this is an emotional weekend WrestleMania was. Walk us through the night one main event and that great tag match. It was cold, first of all. Then there was this bigness, but also Rollins felt at home, that he was where he was mean tot be. Adrenaline got him through the night, the result wasn’t what they wanted, but it set the table for night two. Yes, and less than 24 hours, Rollins kicks off Mania, has to turn right around from his grueling tag match. How was his mindset for such a big match? Rollins remembers sitting, and while Mania has been two nights for awhile, he has never had to go back to back before.

Usually there is this breath you take and you go, “Whew, we did it.” But then he realized no, he had to come back the next night. it was going to be an uphill battle for sure. Cole says many times it is back to back nights, but Mania is where you leave it all out there. And doing that in the main event of one and the opener of the other, why’d Rollins choose to do that? Rollins says he had a duty to the World Heavyweight Championship, to give it a presence at Mania, and he wasn’t about ot vacate. And there’s always a puncher’s chance you win. McIntyre could’ve made a mistake, but he didn’t until after.

But why get in the business of The Bloodline? Why does Rollins do that? Rollins says it felt important. To move things forward, they needed to end Roman’s reign. Rollins was willing yo sacrifice his own well-being to do some good. And fortunately, he was right. Then fast-forward to the end of that night two. Roman’s obsession with Rollins cost him. How did that feel? It was a catharsis. If Rollins could just tip the scale, get a chair in there, that’d make Roman lose his focus and Cody could win. A bittersweet story for Rollins, but at least Cody got to #FinishHisStory. There might’ve been envy there, but Rollins was very happy for Cody.

And after that, for the first time in 12 years, Rollins felt he could rest. He got the surgery and he was okay. The interview will continue so stay tuned.

 

Backstage interview with Sami Zayn.

Cathy Kelley says it’s already been quite the week for the Great Liberator. He had a great night on Thursday with his comedy show, but now he must gear up for his Intercontinental Championship match against Bron Breakker, how is he handling having to deal with such different undertakings? Sami says it has been hard. The last ten days even have been difficult. These are really different things to prepare for. A comedy show takes one mindset, it was a lot of fun, but now he has to prepare for the lion’s den. Sami is aware of the physical threat Bron poses. But the comedy show is done, it is almost time, adrenaline is kicking in with some nerves, too.

Sami doesn’t wanna sound overconfident, but he doesn’t see him leaving his home country without this title. Cathy thanks him for his time, and sends it to Jackie Redmond.

Backstage interview with Bron Breakker.

Jackie says Bron has been a wrecking ball since coming to Raw, but perhaps going into this match, Sami has the experience edge. What is his response? Bron says of course Sami has that advantage, he’s been all over the world for quite some time. But Sami’s never been in the ring with an athlete like Bron. Someone among the top athletes to ever live on this planet, will be here in Sami’s home country. That’ll just make it sweeter when Bron takes that title and becomes the NEW Intercontinental Champion. Jackie thanks Bron for his time, will Sami’s 90 day reign come to a fast yet brutal end?

 

Shawn Michaels joins the panel!

The fans fire up for HBK and Cole says HBK has a huge weekend, too, as NXT Heatwave is tomorrow night. NXT and Toronto have had a great relationship, and DIY even won the WWE Tag Team Championships here last night. HBK says Heatwave is big, all title matches. Trick Williams is setting a new standard as he defends the NXT Championship in a Fatal 4 Way against Toronto’s own Shawn Spears, another Canadian in Ethan Page, and the Young OG, Je’Von Evans. Roxanne Perez defends her NXT Women’s Championship against Lola Vice. Plus, the NXT Tag Team Championships and both North American titles are also on the line.

Cole notes how impressive Oba Femi is, and HBK says that is proof that the NIL system is working. Oba has been doing this for just a year, but he is already so impressive, so dominant, and is only getting better. HBK loves Wes Lee, Wes was a fantastic champion, but he has his work cut out for himself against such a behemoth as Oba. Things are only heating up in Toronto, will we see someone melt under the spotlight?

 

Backstage interview with Jey Uso.

Cathy Kelley is with Main Event Jey Uso and says this is his first MITB match. Monday, Jey said he was confident he’d walk away with the contract, how would that change his trajectory? Big time! He could get his first singles title. But tonight is the night. No more talk. He’s gonna snatch the YEET-case and become Mr. Mon-YEET in the Bank! YEET! Jey is ready to win it all, will he pull it off?

 

It’s part two of Michael Cole interviewing Seth Rollins.

Cole has The Visionary talk now on El Campeon, Damian Priest. The two of them have one thing in common, in that they’re the only men to cash-in during WrestleMania. How would Rollins rate Priest’s performance since wining the world title? Rollins remembers his first run. It is very different imagining your first run and then actually having that run. Is Priest just a transitional champion? Who knows if there’s such a thing. Yes, McIntyre believes in such things but he’s also a bitter, bitter man. Priest has done well, but when you look at the title defenses against Jey Uso and against Drew McIntyre, Priest needed help. Priest may not have wanted the help, but it is what it is.

Priest has done an admirable job but Rollins feels very confident going into MITB. So much so, there is the gentlemen’s agreement: Rollins loses, he can no longer challenge while Priest is champion; Priest loses, he must leave Judgment Day. Rollins says he sees potential in Priest. But many times, you have to step out on your own, away from what is safe and comfortable, to reach that potential. Rollins knows from coming in with The Shield, it is great o have those you can depend on. But that legacy is not your own. Priest needs to create his own legacy. Win, lose or draw, Priest learns something about himself, he will learn to stand on his own two feet.

Speaking of legacies, Cole wants to talk Rollins’ legacy. The World Heavyweight Championship for Rollins meant fighting every single night. He’s come back and reset. Has he reexamined what he wants now? Let’s be honest, this could be his final big run. Rollins chuckles and says he feels he’s just hit his prime. But yes, there is more behind him than ahead of him. He has thought about his legacy, and he is back to win that world title to add to his legacy and build upon everything he’s done. Then what if he doesn’t beat Priest tonight? He hadn’t thought that far yet. He feels very confident in himself, he really does.

He’s lost as many titles as he has won. If he can’t, then he reevaluates and figures out how to move forward. But he put that pressure on himself because that is when he does his best work. Winning gives us Rollins VS Gunther at SummerSlam. That is a dream match for Rollins, he hopes that is everyone’s dream match, and Rollins has wrestled just about everybody. If and when Rollins gets his title back, he will be very excited to face Gunther at SummerSlam. Cole thanks Rollins for his time and wishes him luck in moving that legacy forward. Will The Visionary, The Revolutionary, Seth Freakin’ Rollins, find a way to #BurnItDown once again?

 

Backstage interview with Tiffany Stratton.

Cathy says The Center of the Universe has defied expectations as a new superstar, but is she at all concerned about the other five competitors tonight? Tiff says she is most certainly NOT concerned. The others should be worried about her as the most gifted superstar, and that will be on full display when she climbs the ladder, grabs the briefcase, and makes it Tiffy in the Bank. Tootles. Tiff heads out, Cathy spots LA Knight and hopes for an interview. Will WWE have to accept that it is #TiffyTime?

Backstage interview with LA Knight.

Cathy has caught up with The Mega Star and says even Knight feels Jey Uso is the favorite going into this. But does that change Knight’s confidence in himself at all? First and foremost, LEMME TALK TO YA! Here’s the thing. MITB is upon us, you talk about last night, Knight saying Jey is a favorite. Knight has eyes and ears, but he knows the fans will go “YEAH!” and yeah, they’ll “YEET!” The fans are pulling for both of them neck and neck but that doesn’t matter. Knight walked in, told us on day one, even last night, the fans can say this and that, the superstars can say this and that. But Knight has been MONEY since day one!

He’ll get that briefcase because no one else can, with everybody saying “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!” Confident as always, will we soon see a Mega Star in the Bank?

 

Trish Stratus is here!

Toronto’s own gets a hero’s welcome and she has the mic to say she isn’t really sure what to say. Other than, you’re welcome. It is so good to be home! And she is so excited that she gets to be the one to welcome us all to a night that will change WWE forever. Welcome to Money in the Bank! And singing the Star Spangled Banner, many who have given Trish many a great introduction, WWE’s own Samantha Irvin. A wonderful job from Samantha, and to sing O Canada, the Ontario native, Ryland James. Another wonderful job, and now, time for the show!

 

WWE presents: “The Heist.”

“Okay, here’s how the story goes so try and keep up. And I mean all the way up. Cuz up here is what everyone wants. And to get it, it’s more than just a classic smash ‘n’ grab. You gotta battle your way up, fly your way up, climb your way and crash your way. Do anything your way, past five other superstars. Cuz you get this, and you might get one of these. And lemme tell ya, everyone wants one of those. But be careful, because everyone will wanna piece of you, too. So stay sharp, stay focused, because one wrong step, and it’s a one way ticket to Oh… My… God! Whoever said money isn’t everything never had the money.”

 

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso VS Chad Gable VS LA Knight VS Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes!

The Scottish Terminator is pissed that CM Punk screwed him over at WrestleMania and then again at Clash at the Castle, so he will destroy everyone in his way! Will McIntyre get this briefcase and cash in later tonight? Or will someone else take advantage of McIntyre’s rage and take the prize for their own?

The bell rings and the brawl is on! Knight is after Melo, Andrade is after McIntyre, Jey is after Gable! Andrade ROCKS McIntyre, McIntyre GLASGOW KISSES back! McIntyre rushes Jey, Jey dodges, then Jey and Knight DOUBLE LARIAT McIntyre out! The brawling continues, Melo whips but Knight reverses. Melo KICKS Knight, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERSLAM! Jey gives Gable a POP-UP NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up with “YEET!” and “YEAH!” as these two stare down. They circle, the fans rally up, but Gable and Melo put ladders in. So Knight WRECKS Gable with a dropkick! Jey DIVES onto Melo!

The fans fire up as McIntyre brings Andrade around to RAM him into barriers! Jey and Knight get in to tug-o-war over the ladder. McIntyre gabs the other and CLOBBERS both men! Then he CLOBBEWRS Gable! Then he CLOBBERS Melo! McIntyre grins, stands the ladder up, and he climbs! But Gable hurries up after him! Gable throws body shots, McIntyre hits back. They brawl up top, McIntyre SMACKS Gable off the top rung! But Gable grabs an arm! HANGING ARMBAR!! McIntyre holds on, Andrade SPRINGBOARD LEG DROPS! Gable and Andrade land hard on the mat and the fans lose their minds already!

Andrade takes the ladder to CLOBBER McIntyre! And he CHUCKS it at Knight! Knight writhes, Andrade stands the ladder up, and now El Idolo climbs, only to be met by H1M! Melo and Andrade brawl, Andrade climbs, but Melo springboards, FADE AWAY JUMPER! Direct hit because Melo Don’t Miss! Melo then stomps Andrade around and SMACKS him off a ladder. The fans want tables but Melo in his Raptors inspired gear soaks up the heat. Melo runs, springboards, but Andrade catches him! SPRINGBOARD SPANISH FLY on the ladder!! The fans are thunderous and losing their minds again while both men writhe!

McIntyre crawls back in, but so does Jey. The fans “YEET! YEET! YEET!” as McIntyre glares at Jey. They circle, clear some space, and the fans taunt McIntyre with “C M PUNK! C M PUNK!” The brawl is on as Jey and McIntyre fire hands! “YEET! YEET!” McIntyre shoves, swings, misses, and Jey SAMOAN DROPS! The fans fire up as Jey gets moving, and he SPEARS McIntyre! Gable returns, Jey mule kicks, UPPERCUTS, then kicks again. Gable blocks but the DRAGON WHIP hits! Jey hurries to grab a ladder, and he leans it in a corner. Jey fireman’s carries Gable gut Gable slips free to GERMAN SUPLEX!

The fans boo but Gable storms over to McIntyre. Gable deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES the bigger man! Melo is back, but Gable gets around, shoves, and catches the springboard! CHAOS THEORY!! The fans are torn but then Andrade waistlocks Gable. Gable elbows free, sees Jey’s ladder, and he GERMAN SUPLEXES THE LADDER ONTO ANDRADE!! The fans chant “YOU STILL SUCK!” but Gable sets the ladder up. Gable climbs, but Knight hurries in! Knight YANKS Gable down, RAMS him into a corner, and stomps a mudhole, “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” Knight just stomps and stomps, “YEAH~!” then he goes side to side, but Gable dodges the knee!

Gable gets the leg to DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! The fans boo while Knight writhes, but Gable puts the ladder aside. Gable grabs a second ladder, and he runs in! Knight dodges, the ladder hits post! Knight then bumps Gable off buckles, NECKBREAKER on the ladder!! Both men writhe and fans again lose their minds! Melo drags Knight out of the ring to fire haymakers, but Knight gives those back! Knight ROCKS Melo, KNEES him, then SMACKS him off the desk! Knight dribbles Melo off the desk, “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” Knight clears the desk, brings a ladder around, and makes a ladder bridge to the apron!

Knight ROCKS Melo, brings him in the ring, and hoists Melo up! Melo slips free, and he hits the FIRST 48! Knight falls over, Melo sees the ladder standing up, and he hurries up! Gable slips in to CLUB Melo! “This is Awesome!” as Gable then brings that shorter ladder over. Gable sets that one up but Melo kicks Gable. Melo climbs his ladder, Gable CLUBS him again! Gable climbs, and he grabs a leg for an ANKLE LOCK! Melo endures, reaches out, but Andrade climbs from the other side. Gable CLUBS Melo, SMACKS him off rungs, then hurries to intercept Andrade! They brawl up top, and Gable SMACKS Andrade off the rungs!

Andrade tumbles down but McIntyre YANKS Gable down! And he SMACKS Gable into the short ladder! McIntyre puts that ladder in a corner, brings Gable around, and lifts to POWERBOMB Gable onto the ladder! McIntyre then CLAYMORES Andrade right outta the ring!! McIntyre climbs, but here comes Jey and Knight! Jey YANKS McIntyre down, Knight grabs a ladder. McIntyre GLASGOW KISSES Jey, Knight JAMS McIntyre with a ladder! Jey SUPERKICKS, Knight hits B F T!! Knight then puts McIntyre int he drop zone for the USO SPLASH! The fans cheer as Knight and Jey work together!

But now, Jey and Knight climb up, racing to the top! The fans duel between “YEET!” and “YEAH!” as the two throw hands! “YEET!” “YEAH!” “YEET!” gets the edge, then touches the briefcase! But Knight ROCKS Jey!” “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” But Melo tips the ladder! Knight and Jey fall to HOTSHOT off ropes! Melo then FLIES to take down Gable! Melo hurries back up, and he aims at Jey! NOTHING BUT NET! It was a close clip on Jey’s head but it was good enough! Melo hurries up the ladder now, but Andrade hurries with one of his down! Andrade YANKS Melo down, SMACKS him with a ladder, then puts that ladder through ropes for a new bridge!

The fans anticipate crazy stuff is about to happen, but Andrade climbs. Melo climbs, too! Knight pursues, Andrade SMACKS Melo off the rungs, but Knight shoves Andrade! Andrade ends up giving Melo a SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB onto the ladder bridge!! The fans are losing their minds all over again and Knight shoves both Andrade and Melo aside! Knight climbs and the fans are thunderous! But Gable returns and he waistlocks Knight! Knight elbows free, but Gable YANKS him down by a leg! Knight spins Gable, B F- NO, Gable waistlocks! Knight fights free again, but Gable HOTSHOTS him!

Gable SMACKS Knight off the ladder, to then BELLY2BELLY SUPLEX Knight up and out and onto the first ladder bridge!! Knight falls, and Gable sees he’s all alone! Gable climbs! He touches the briefcase! But Jey TIPS the ladder! Gable holds onto the hook!! Gable dangles like a fish, but loses his grip and FALLS! Jey is there to SPEAR!! The fans are thunderous with “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey brings the ladder over, climbs up again, but that briefcase is swinging! Jey waits for it to come back, grabs it, but McIntyre CHUCKS A LADDER at Jey!! Jey falls, and gets a CLAYMORE!!! The fans are going nuts as McIntyre climbs!

McIntyre grabs that case, unhooks it, AND WINS!!!!

Winner: Drew McIntyre (2024 Mr. Money in the Bank)

Just as Jey was fingertips away, he gets terminated! McIntyre has completed part one of his plan, will part two come true when Drew targets Seth Rollins and Damian Priest later tonight?

 

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn VS Bron Breakker!

The Great Liberator is no stranger to being an underdog. At WrestleMania, Sami had to face Der Ring General, a man who was unstoppable for 667 DAYS, but Sami stopped him! However, the Big Bad Booty Nephew also has a win over Gunther under his belt. Does that mean Bron will take this belt from Sami? Or can the underdog find a way to survive this hungry dog?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who has true strength!

The bell rings and the fans rally for Sami as he circles with Bron. The fans sing “OLE! OLE OLE OLE~!” and then the two tie up. Bron TOSSES Sami away and the fans are torn between booing and barking. Bron waits on Sami and Sami gets up. They circle again, feel things out, and they knuckle lock. Bron gets around to waistlock and SLAM, and he barks at Sami. Sami stands back up, he and Bron reset and circle again. The fans rally, Bron taunts Sami that the fans can’t help him. Bron offers a free shot, so Sami SLAPS Bron! Bron scowls, shoots in, and he RAMS Sami into a corner! Bron RAMS into Sami again and again!

The ref counts, Bron tells him to shut up, then he storms upon Sami. Sami fires off haymakers! Bron shoves Sami, runs in, but into an ELBOW! Sami goes up to AX HANDLE Bron down! The fans fire up and Sami stalks Bron to ropes. Sami CHOPS, fires forearms, then whips Bron to ropes. Bron reverses, Sami stops himself, then Sami TOSSES Bron out! Sami goes to the apron and aims, for the ARABIAN PRESS! Down goes Bron and the fans fire up! Sami drags Bron up and in, stalks him to a corner, and CHOPS! Bron is stinging but Sami brings Bron around to UPPERCUT! Sami wrenches and whips, but Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges!

Bron builds speed and he CLOBBERS Sami! The fans fire up and Bron snarls. Bron stalks Sami, then he rains down fists! The ref checks Sami but Sami stands on wobbly legs. Sami flops back down, Bron hauls him back up. Bron clinches to OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Sami flops on the Prime logo and the fans rally, but Bron smirks as he stalks Sami. Bron bumps Sami off buckles, does it again and again, then digs his knee in. The ref counts, Bron goes side to side, and he KNEES Sami down! Bron mocks the “Ole Ole Ole,” but the fans boo. Sami staggers up, Bron storms over, but Sami CHOPS! And CHOPS!

Bron runs up, Sami clinches but Bron fires knees. Bron then OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO, but Bron does push-ups! That Steiner attitude is shining through, but Sami still ELBOWS Bron! Sami goes up, leaps, but Bron catches him! Bron waistlocks, Sami fires more elbows and the fans fire up! Sami just HAMMERS away on Bron, then knuckle locks to CHOP! Sami goes up and up and TORNADO DDTS! Cover, TWO! Bron stays in this but Sami keeps his cool. The fans rally up for Sami as he rises, and he fires forearms on Bron. Bron wobbles, Sami fires more shots, then whips. Bron reverses but Sami goes up and over!

Sami LARIATS Bron up and out of the ring! The fans fire up again and Sami hurries out after Bron. Sami brings Bron around to CHOP! Bron sputters, the ring count starts, but Sami whips. Bron reverses, Sami goes up the barriers, QUEBRADA, but Bron catches Sami! Bron aims but Sami slips free, Bron hits POST! The fans fire up as we pass 5 of 10. Sami slides in, the count is 7, but Bron rolls in at 8. Sami drags Bron up to TOSS him back out! Bron flops to the floor but Sami goes out the side. Sami aims, runs in, DAREDEVIL- LARIAT from Bron! Both men are down on the outside and fans bark it up again!

The ring count returns, and Bron sits up at 4 of 10. Bron drags Sami up and in at 5, then vows to end this. The fans boo but Bron takes aim. Sami stands, Bron runs in, but Sami BOOTS him! Sami reels Bron in for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bron stays in this and Sami is beside himself! Sami snarls, drags Bron up, but Bron RAMS him into a corner! Sami CLUBS Bron, Bron fires body shots, then Bron puts Sami up top. Sami fires hands all the same, then reels Bron in. Bron powers out and UPPERCUTS! Bron gets space, runs up, goes up and up, SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! Sami survives and the fans fire up!

Bron grits his teeth, clutches a knee, he had his own hard landing. “This is Awesome!” as Bron huffs ‘n’ puffs. Bron throws down fists, then he stalks Sami to ropes. Sami gets out of the ring, the ref has Bron back up, but Bron goes out the side. Bron wants to try this again, and he runs in around the way! But Sami hurdles! Bron stops from hitting steps! Bron hurries after Sami to SMACK him off the desk! Bron goes to the apron, and he FLYING LARIATS Sami over the desk! The fans bark it up while both men are down. The ref checks Sami, he is somehow okay to continue, and Bron hobbles over to drag Sami back into the ring.

Bron shakes out a leg, and he drags Sami up by his neck. Trophy lift and- NO, Sami kicks free! Sami goes to a corner, clinches Bron, CORNER EXPLODER! The fans are thunderous as Sami goes to the other end, and he takes aim! Sami runs up, into a JUMP KNEE from Bron!! Bron hauls Sami back up, POP-UP POWERSLAM! And now the straps come down! Bron aims, Sami stands, but Sami BOOTS Bron again!! Sami has Bron in a corner, goes corner to corner, HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, SAMI WINS!!

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

Another heroic win from behind by Sami and Toronto celebrates! Will Sami continue to knuckle up and knock off powerful opponent after powerful opponent?

 

Trish Stratus is back!

The host of MITB stands on stage and the fans again cheer. “As your hostess with the mostess, I have a question for you guys: Are we having fun?” The fans cheer again! Trish says a lot of special things have happened already tonight, and she’s had a lot of special things happen here in this very arena. Two-time Women’s Champion, retirement match, a match against Charlotte Flair. And there was the one time when she was a mystery partner for a certain someone. Who was that again? Oh yes, please welcome the SIXTEEN TIME WWE CHAMPION, JOHN CENA!! The fans go nuts as yes, THE John Cena is back in Toronto!

Cena holds up the towel, and it now says, “The Last Time is Now.” Cena nods, because it is the hard truth. But he still runs and slides into the ring like always! The fans are thunderous, hitting those triple digit decibels, and Cena gets a mic. Cena says they are in a singing mood here tonight! It sounds like Toronto showed up to sing. The fans chant for “CENA! CENA!” Oh, course correction: they came here to make some noise! But why is Cena here? Well, he is officially announcing his retirement from the WWE. The fans boo, they don’t wanna hear that! Cena says he hears a mixed opinion out there right now.

There are a lot of questions, too, right? Like, why here? He wants to talk about that, why it is Toronto. And Canada in general. And just Canadians in general. See, Cena’s been doing this a long time. Over TWO DECADES. Cena has seen waves of prosperity like we have right now. WWE is the hottest ticket in town, no doubt. But he has also seen tremendous hardship. No one knows your name, no one wants to be your friend, and only the most hardcore fans stand by your side. So in all those years, one of the most important and impressive things Cena has learned, is that whether the WWE Universe is hot or cold, Canadians always show up.

The fans cheer that! Cena says they need to make that noise for themselves, because they built this to what it is today, which makes this the perfect place to say what he’s gotta say. But then, why now? Because it is Money in the Bank! The ultimate symbol of opportunity! And this farewell doesn’t end tonight. It is filled with opportunity! Raw makes history when it moves to Netflix! Cena’s never been part of that, that is history, and he will be there! And along with that historic first, there will be unforgettable lasts. The 2025 Royal Rumble will be Cena’s last. The 2025 Elimination Chamber will be Cena’s last.

And Cena is here to announce that yes, WrestleMania 2025 in Las Vegas will be Cena’s last WrestleMania. He knows, that is a lot to take in. A lot m ore questions out there, so he is telling us now, he kicks off tonight’s press conference to field any and all questions having to do with his retirement. Do not miss that. But in the theme of opportunity, he takes advantage of this opportunity here. He wants to say, “Thank you.” The fans chant “Thank You, Cena!” Cena smiles, and says what an incredible gesture. He thanks them back. Thank you for letting him play in the house that they built for so many years.

Cena thanks us all for always giving our voice, because it is loud, and our honesty because it is brutal. And most of all, thank you for allowing him to be here tonight. Let the whole world know that they are planning something unforgettable, including a return to Toronto to kick some ass! SO… If you are watching at home or are one of the insanely loud Toronto fans, or if you’re a WWE Superstar, if you want some and hurry up and get some! The last time is NOW! Cena has given us his deadline, how epic will his in-ring finale be?

 

Judgment Day hangs out in the clubhouse.

Finn Balor tells El Campeon that tonight is MITB, and that means one thing: Time to PUNISH Seth Rollins! Priest agrees, and tells the guys that McIntyre or not, everyone stays out of this. No one gets involved. And that includes Finn. Finn says they’ve got him. Priest heads out to handle business, and Finn mutters, “Whatever you want, boss.” Will Priest return to the clubhouse still El Campeon? Or will he be the one punished for betting it all?

WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Title VS Faction: Damian Priest VS Seth Rollins!

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, as are the stakes, and we see who can truly stand on their own two feet!

The bell rings and Priest swings! Rollins dodges, mule kicks, then fires hands! Rollins reels Priest in but Priest wrenches out to choke grip! Rollins breaks free to CHOP, CHOP, but Priest TOSSES him to a corner. Priest runs in, Rollins dodges to CHOP, and CHOP, but Priest shoves him. Rollins ELBOWS Priest, suplexes, but Priest knees free. Priest suplexes to BROKEN ARROW! The fans fire up while Rollins hobbles. Priest fires body shots and haymakers, then ROCKS Rollins in a corner. Priest reels Rollins in, FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Priest seethes but he waits on Rollins. Rollins stands, Priest runs in, and he ELBOWS int he corner!

Rollins sputters, Priest keeps moving, and he ELBOWS Rollins again! Priest goes again, but Rollins SLINGBLADES! The fans fire up as Priest staggers around. Rollins runs and LARIATS Priest up and out! The fans fire up more and Rollins takes aim. Rollins dares McIntyre to try something now. Rollins then builds speed, and he DIVES! Priest is hit into the desk, Rollins gets going again, another DIVE! Priest hits desk yet again and the fans fire up! Rollins goes one more time, and he DIVES! The hattrick is complete and Priest tumbles over the desk! The fans are thunderous and Rollins rises up.

Rollins drags Priest up and into the ring, springboards, but Priest gest under. Rollins ducks the roundhouse, schoolboy to SUPERKICK! Priest falls over, Rollins goes back tot he apron. Rollins springboards to SWANTON BOMB! Then he goes to the other side, to LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Priest survives that string of attacks and the fans rally again. Rollins waits on Priest, and he mule kicks! Front kicks! ROLLING ELBOW! Turn and DREAM- NO, Priest ducks that elbow to DIRTY DEEDS! A shoutout to Rollins’ Maniac friend, but even he’s paranoid about McIntyre. Priest choke grips, SOUTH OF- RANA!! Cover, TWO!!

LARIAT from Priest and the fans fire up again! Priest watches the ramp but McIntyre isn’t falling for it. Priest gets Rollins up, Canadian racks, but Rollins slips free! Priest runs up, Rollins dodges, Priest goes up to leap, but into a POWERSLAM! And a PENALTY KICK! Rollins hurries up top, and he FROG SPLASHES!! Cover, TWO! Priest survives again but Rollins keeps his cool. Rollins waits on Priest, then storms up. Rollins winds up to ROLLING ELBOW! Then the turn and mule kick! Rollins then DREAM SMASHER ELBOWS! Priest flounders, Rollins runs up, but Priest puts him on the apron! Rollins ROCKS Priest back!

Rollins climbs, but Priest UPPERCUTS! Priest has Rollins stuck up top, and he sits Rollins up. Priest ROCKS Rollins, climbs up, but Rollins slips under! Rollins brings Priest off the corner to RUNNING BUCKLE BOMB!! Rollins keeps moving, but Priest pops Rollins up! LAST RIDE!! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and Priest is frustrated, but he also keeps an eye on the ramp. No McIntyre yet, so Priest drags Rollins up with a facelock. Priest ROCKS Rollins, the fans rally, but Priest ROCKS Rollins again. Priest eggs Rollins on, Rollins huffs ‘n’ puffs and rises up, and Priest pie faces him. Priest slaps Rollins around and the fans boo.

Rollins fires back! The fans fire up as the forearms go back and forth! Rollins fires a flurry, but Priest roars! So Rollins SLAPS him! Priest is pissed, and he KICKS the superkick! Then he KCISK and KICKS and KICKS Rollins from all sides! Priest winds up, but Rollins SUPERKICKS! Priest rebounds to SPIN KICK! Rollins rebounds, into a SPIN KICK! Priest choke grips, SOUTH OF- NO, Rollins pops free! Rollins has the underhooks, but Priest back drops free! But Rollins is right up! CURB STOMP!! Rollins hurries to cover, TWO?!? Priest survives and Rollins can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Rollins refocuses.

Rollins tells Priest to get up now, prove he’s the man around here. The fans sing “WHOA~, OH~, OHHH~!” Priest rises, Rollins RAMS him into a corner, but then Priest gut wrenches Rollins to the Canadian Rack! RAZOR’S EDGE! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and Priest is beside himself! Priest storms around while Rollins stirs, and then Priest goes up a corner! Rollins ROCKS Priest first! Rollins HEADBUTTS Priest, climbs up, and goes to the very top rope! But Priest fights free and BELL CLAPS! Rollins falls, staggers back up, and he hurries right back tot he top! SUPER DUPER PLEX! And roll through, but Priest knees free!

Priest suplexes, Rollins knees free! Rollins FALCON ARROWS! Cover, TWO?!? Rollins and the fans all thought that was it but somehow, Priest got that shoulder up! And NOW McIntyre shows up!! The Scottish Terminator is activating part two of his plan as he storms down to the ring! And yes, time to cash in and make this a TRIPLE THREAT!!

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Cash-In Triple Threat: Damian Priest VS Seth Rollins VS Drew McIntyre!

McIntyre is shouting for this to happen, and the bell rings! Rollins SUPERKICKS first! But then McIntyre slips free of the Pedigree to FUTURE SHOCK!! McIntyre kips up, loads up, and aims at Rollins! “THREE! TWO! ONE!” PRIEST LARIATS FIRST!! Priest TOSSES Rollins, brings down the straps, and he grabs McIntyre! SOUTH OF- NO, McIntyre pops free, and BOOTS Priest! McIntyre drags Priest in, but CM PUNK ATTACKS!! The fans are losing their minds as Punk beats down McIntyre and gets him out of the ring! Punk SMACKS away on McIntyre with a chair!! And then he CHOKES McIntyre with a cable!!

Punk HAMMERS away on McIntyre, then has the chair again! Another SMACK to McIntyre’s back! The fans are thunderous as Punk has made McIntyre pay for that attack in Chicago! Punk glances at the world title, and decides to pick it up. Punk brings that around to the ring, and he CLOBBERS McIntyre in the ring!! Punk sits with the belt and watches as Priest staggers up. Priest finds McIntyre, choke grips, SOUTH OF HEAVEN!!! Cover, PRIEST WINS!

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

WrestleMania, Clash at the Castle, and now Money in the Bank! Three times McIntyre has tried to become World Heavyweight Champion, and all three times, he lets CM Punk get the better of him! The problem is, Priest’s win means this is also Rollins’ loss! El Campeon has a clear path to SummerSlam now, still leading Judgment Day forward. Will Gunther have his work cut out for him in Cleveland? And speaking of this being Rollins’ loss, he is pissed at Punk! Will Punk have two dangerous men aiming for his head now?

 

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Iyo Sky VS Lyra Valkyria VS Zoey Stark VS Naomi VS Tiffany Stratton VS Chelsea Green!

The Evil Genius was last year’s Miss MITB, and we saw her take down The EST to become WWE Women’s Champion. Will it be even sweeter this year when she could go after Bayley? Or will history be kept from repeating itself when someone new brings down that golden ticket?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Then everyone but Chelsea go out to get a ladder. The Hot Mess tries to jump for it but no, that’s why ladders are involved. Everyone else brings a ladder in, so Chelsea steals one form Iyo! Chelsea DECKS Iyo, sets that ladder up, and the fans cheer. Naomi RAMS Tiff down, Zoey brawls with Lyra, and Chelsea starts to climb! But Chelsea’s not good with heights… Chelsea hops down, and then tries to touch the briefcase with the ladder! Naomi gets up, Chelsea RAMS her down! Zoey gets up, Chelsea RAMS her down! But Iyo MISSILE DROPKICKS the ladder into Chelsea!

Zoey gets the ladder, but Tiff attacks! Iyo kicks Tiff back, puts the ladder in a corner, and she brawls with Tiff. Iyo tells Tiff off in Japanese, but Tiff fires forearms! Toronto is on Tiffy Time as she whips, but Iyo redirects, handsprings, but Tiff dodge! Iyo talks trash, Tiff checks her watch, and Tiff swings. Iyo blocks, whips, but Tiff avoids the ladder, only for Iyo to SHOTGUN her into the ladders! Iyo fires up, runs in, METEORA into the ladder! Iyo says tootles to Tiff, but Lyra hops in! Lyra dodges Iyo, pops her up, and BACK DROPS her into the ladder! The ladder falls on Iyo and Lyra but Lyra gets out of the mess.

Lyra gets Iyo up, uses the corner, but Iyo stops the tornado! Lyra is on the ropes, and she pushes off to TORNADO DDT anyway! Lyra then suplexes Iyo, FISHERMAN SUPLEX on the ladder! Iyo writhes, Lyra gets the ladder for her own and stands it up! The fans rally for Chelsea but she’s still down on the outside. Lyra hurries to WERCK Chelsea with a dropkick! Lyra finishes setting up her ladder, but Zoey SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICKS! Down goes Lyra, but Zoey brings her up. Zoey wrenches, SUPERKICKS, and HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES! Lyra staggers up, into a LARIAT! Zoey says see ya, and then she brings Lyra up.

Lyra RAMS into Zoey, fireman’s carries, but Zoey fights free. Zoey shoves, Lyra springboards, but Zoey catches her! And then Zoey pops Lyra up, to SAMOAN DROP on a ladder! Lyra clutches an arm, Zoey pushes her onto the ladder, then she goes to the apron. Zoey SLINGSHOT SENTONS, and while she hits Lyra, she almost takes her own head off! Naomi runs up to THESZ PRESS Zoey onto the ladder! Naomi fires fast hands, then she puts Zoey and ladder at center. Naomi goes side to side, for the SPLIT LEG DROP! The fans fire up as Naomi then puts Zoey and ladder in the drop zone, SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT!

The fans rally up as Tiffy gets in! Tiff waistlocks, Naomi ELBOWS Her away! Naomi whips, Tiff cartwheels and Alabama Lifts, to ALABAMA SLAM Naomi onto ladder! The fans fire up for Tiffy Time as she gets a ladder up. But Iyo grabs the other end! Tiff RAMS Iyo into a corner, RAMS her again, and Iyo is wedged in the corner! Tiff walks up the ladder, goes to the top rope, and she aims to SUPER SWANTON onto Zoey, Lyra AND Naomi! The fans are thunderous as all four women are down on the outside! And now Chelsea is back! She sets a ladder up, and it is the tallest of all! Chelsea fires herself up to climb up!

The fans rally, but Iyo SMACKS Chelsea with a ladder! Chelsea falls down, and then Iyo SMACKS her again! Chelsea flops and Iyo talks more trash. Iyo climbs, but Lyra YANKS her down! Lyra hurries up, but Iyo shakes the ladder! Iyo drags Lyra so that she’s into a Tree of Woe on the ladder! Iyo STOMPS away on Lyra from above! Lyra is limp, Iyo climbs up, but then Lyra revives! Lyra sits up, SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zoey BOOTS Lyra outta the Tree!! The fans say “This is Awesome!” as Zoey crawls back to the ladder. Zoey positions it just right, climbs up, but Tiff runs in! Tiff climbs, she and Zoey brawl at the very top!

Naomi has a ladder now, and she sets up right next to them! Tiff and Zoey ROCK each other, Naomi YANKS Tiff down to KNEE her in the face! Zoey goes for Naomi, Naomi kicks Zoey away. Naomi tries to climb but Tiff and Zoey pull each ladder! Naomi starts doing the splits! Zoey BOOTS Tiff, but Naomi fires hands while in the splits! Then SPLIT LEG DDT!! The fans are thunderous and Naomi has a clear path! Naomi climbs, but Tiff hurries after her! Tiff CLUBS Naomi’s legs, drags her down, and then TOSSES her out! Naomi hits a ladder on the floor! Tiff says it’s time, but Naomi drags her out to THROW her into barriers!

Naomi catches her breath, the fans rally up, and Naomi looks under the ring. Toronto wants tables, so Naomi brings out a table! The fans love Naomi as she gets a second table! Chelsea CLUBS Naomi, RAMS her into steps, then stomps away! Chelsea and Tiff work together because it’s table time! They set one table up, making sure it is just right. Then they get the second table, and again make sure it is just right. But Zoey has the ladders up! Lyra and Zoey race up the rungs, but they slap and forearm each other! Iyo SPRINGBOARDS to a ladder! They all meet at the top, so Chelsea and Tiff hurry to join in!

They brawl, a ladder bridge is established, and we know from the men’s match how those work… Chelsea SLAPS, Iyo SLAPS, they brawl! Iyo SMACKS Chelsea off a buckle but Chelsea ELBOWS back! Cheslie runs, but Iyo FLAPJACKS her off the bridge! Zoey trips Tiff, to CATAPULT her into a bridge! Lyra is up at the top of a ladder! Zoey hurries to drag her back down but Lyra kicks her away! Zoey hurries up again, and she hooks Lyra for a POWEROBM onto a ladder bridge!! Ladder and Lyra flop down and the fans lose their minds! And now Zoey goes back up! But Naomi ROUNDHOUSES her first!

Naomi SMACKS Zoey off ladders, then she climbs! But here come Chelsea! The fans fire up as Chelsea YANKS Naomi down, CLUBS her, but Naomi BOOTS her away. They both hurry up ladders, Chelsea SMACKS Naomi off rungs! Chelsea looks down, wobbles, but she hooks Naomi up to UNPRETTIER on the bridge!! Both women flop down and the fans are thunderous! But Zoey returns and has a clear path! Zoey hurries to climb, and reaches out! Iyo climbs up to CLUB Zoey! Iyo grabs the case, but so does Zoey! They fight over the case, but Iyo bends Zoey’s fingers! Zoey ROCKS Iyo, and then reels her in! But Iyo fights the suplex!

Iyo SMACKS Zoey off the top, drags her up and over, and she SUPER PILEDRIVERS down on the ladder bridge!! The fans absolutely lose their minds, and then they really go nuts as Chelsea returns!! Chelsea positions the ladder, climbs it fast, and reaches up! CHELSEA- NO, Tiff SHAKES the ladder! Tiff climbs up, they argue, but then Tiff SHOVES Chelsea! Chelsea falls down through the tables!! The tables Tiff & Chelsea set up! Tiff takes the briefcase and WINS!!

Winner: Tiffany Stratton (2024 Miss Money in the Bank)

Just as Chelsea got over her fear of heights, she was sent crashing down to Earth quite literally! Tiffany is now The Princess in the Bank! But will she use this golden ticket to truly become The Center of the Universe?

 

Backstage interview with Trish Stratus.

Jackie Redmond is a big fan, and it has been electric here. What does Trish make of the crowd? Trish says it is because the fans are so great. Tiff says shouldn’t they be talking to her, the NEW Miss MITB? Maybe “Trishy” should be saying something to her? Never mind, Tiff is already the talk of the internet and her win has gone viral. Trish says don’t get ahead of yourself, and don’t be too arrogant. It is what happens when you cash in that determines if you’ll be a Hall of Famer, like Trish, or just another flash in the pain. Tiff says isn’t it a shame that Trish’s time is long gone? And Tiffy Time has only just begun. Tootles!

 

Six Man Tag: Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Kevin Owens VS The Bloodline!

The American Nightmare, The Viper & The Prizefighter all know what it is to fight The Bloodline that is the Samoan Dynasty in WWE. However, that was all with Roman Reigns in charge. Solo Sikoa claims that HE is the Tribal Chief, the Head of the Table, and the one calling the shots from now on. But will Solo, “Right Hand Man” Tama Tonga, and “Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu really dominate SmackDown and the WWE? Or will Cody, Randy & Kevin #JustKeepFighting until this tyranny is gone for good?

The fans sing along with Randy’s theme, but also with Cody’s, “WHOA~ OH~!” And even as the singing continues, Kevin just glares at The Bloodline. Orton coaxes Kevin to go to the corner, and he does. The fans chant “We Want Roman!” and Cody taunts Solo with how he’s champion instead. The teams sort out and Cody starts, and he waits as Solo puts the ula fala aside. The Bloodline raises their fingers to the sky, and then Solo steps in. The fans tell Solo off, not that he cares, and he circles with Cody. They feel things out, but then Solo tags in Tama. The fans boo but what did they expect? Tama steps in, and he circles with Cody now.

Cody and Tama tie up, go around, and Cody puts Tama on ropes. Tama puts Cody in a corner, the ref counts, and the two let off. They circle again, tie up, and Cody waistlocks to headlock. Tama powers up and out, but Cody slides under to then kick low and RHODES UPPERCUT! Cody brings Tama around, but Tama fires hands! Tama whips Cody to a corner hard, then runs in, but into a BOOT! Cody then runs up, and BULLDOGS! The fans cheer and Cody glares at Solo. Cody brings Tama up to wrench and he tags in Kevin. The fans fire up as Kevin HAMMERS away on Tama! The fans fire up more as Kevin stomps a mudhole!

The ref counts, Kevin lets off, and the fans are thunderous as Kevin goes back for more! Kevin lets off, but then goes back for even more! The ref counts, Kevin drops a KNEE on Tama! Then he tells Jacob to “SUCK IT!” Kevin drags Tama up, tags Cody back in, and they mug Tama. Cody keeps Tama from his corner, punches him right in the head, and then suplexes. Cody holds Tama up, the fans fire up, and Cody GOURD BUSTERS! The fans fire up because now Orton reaches out. Cody nods and winds up to tag in Orton! The fans fire up for the Apex Predator as he fires hands on Tama! Orton has Tama in a corner for more fists!

Orton UPPERCUTS, then he climbs up and rains down fists! The fans count along, Orton goes all the way to nine, then winds up so that an UPPERCUT can be TEN! The fans fire up as Tama flounders. Orton brings Tama up but Tama pokes Orton in the eye! Tag to Jacob, and the Werewolf taunts the Viper. These two dangerous men circle, the fans rally, and Jacob runs in! Orton TOSSES him out, then gets him in the ropes! DRAPING DDT! The fans are thunderous, but Jacob is right up!? Orton turns around, hears those voices, but then looks up at the Werewolf. Jacob snarls as Orton stands back up.

Orton runs, but into a SAMOAN DROP! And a solid one! Orton sits up, into a SUPERKICK! Jacob is all fired up but the fans boo as he drags Orton back by his legs! Solo tags in, Jacob stomps Orton, and Solo swaggers. Solo smirks at Cody and Kevin, goes back for Orton, and the fans tell him off again as he HEADBUTTS Orton! Solo fires hands on Orton in the corner, but he lets off to soak up heat. The ref argues with Solo, then with Kevin, because Tama and Jacob are mugging Orton! The fans continue to chant for Roman but Solo stomps away on Orton. Solo lets Orton crawl forward, and he dares him to reach for Cody.

Solo CLUBS Orton, puts him on the ropes to CHOKE, and he says HE is Tribal Chief. The ref pulls Solo back but that lets Jacob BOOT Orton down! The fans boo more but Solo drags Orton over. Tag to Tama and he slingshot SENTON! The fans rally as Tama paces, but he clamps onto Orton and throws down hands. Kevin gets the fans more fired up but Tama keeps throwing hands on Orton. Orton hits a BIG back suplex right back! The fans rally and Orton crawls over. Hot tag to Kevin! The fans fire up as Kevin dodges Tama, BLASTS Solo, DECKS Jacob, and then fires hands on Tama! The fans are thunderous as Kevin just stomps away against ropes!

The ref counts, Kevin lets off, and he DECKS Jacob again! Kevin whips Tama, Tama reverses but Kevin KICKS back! And LARIATS! The fans fire up, Kevin sees Jacob stand so he DECKS him again! CANNONBALL for Tama in the corner! Tama flounders into the drop zone so Kevin goes up, and SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, Jacob breaks it! Jacob HEADBUTTS Kevin again and again! Jacob drags Tama over, tags in, and then he hammers Kevin more. FALLING HEADBUTT! The fans boo but Jacob looms over Kevin. Kevin sits up, Jacob HEADBUTTS again! Jacob whips Kevin hard into the Bloodline corner!

Tag to Solo and fans boo again. Solo and Jacob stomp Kevin some more, then Solo just stands over Kevin. The fans again tell Solo off but he keeps Kevin from his corner. Kevin fires hands, reaches out, but Solo holds on! Kevin fires more haymakers, but Solo whips Kevin hard into the corner. Kevin falls, the fans boo, but Solo stomps away. Solo drags Kevin onto the ropes to CHOKE him, and fishhook him! And Jacob gets another cheap shot! Even Tonga Loa joins in! The fans boo but The Bloodline gets away with that. Solo drags Kevin up but Kevin SLAPS him! And SMACKS him! And fires more hands!

Kevin CHOPS, Solo UPPERCUTS! Kevin falls back into a corner, but Solo HEADBUTTS away on him in the corner! The ref reprimands, Solo lets off, and Solo runs back in, to HIP ATTACK! The fans boo but Solo tags in Jacob. Jacob runs in and HIP ATTACKS! The speed alone is insane! Jacob HEADBUTTS Kevin again and again, and then he drags Kevin up. Kevin fights with body shots, and a CHOP! And a haymaker! Kevin runs, but Jacob CLOBBERS Kevin! Tag to Tama, and he rains down fists and stomps and even more fists! Tama is rabidly tearing into Kevin, but then Kevin grabs Tama’s leg. Tama kicks free and rains down more shots!

The fans rally with ‘FIGHT, OWENS, FIGHT!” Kevin does fight, even as he is cornered! Jacob tags in, The Bloodline mugs Kevin, and Jacob keeps Kevin from his corner. Solo tags in and he adds on fists! The fans boo but Solo sucker punches Cody! Cody falls, Solo grins and runs in, but Kevin DUMPS him out! The fans fire up and Kevin crawls for his corner! Orton reaches out, but Jacob gets in! The ref stops Jacob, so it’s Loa who YANKS Orton down! Loa sends Orton into barriers and fans boo! The Infamous Silverback gets away with another one, and Solo stalks Kevin. Solo punches away in the corner, but Kevin just eggs him on!

The fans fire up and Kevin SLAPS Solo! Solo ROCSK Kevin, they brawl fast and furious! The fans love it but the ref counts as Solo hammers away in a corner! Solo lets off, runs corner to corner, but Kevin dodges the hip attack! Solo staggers, Kevin crawls, and Cody rises up! The fans cheer but Solo anchors Kevin’s leg! Jacob tags in and drops an elbow! Jacob sits Kevin up in a smothering chinlock, but Kevin endures. Kevin twists Jacob’s nose, but Jacob throws hands! Jacob HEADBUTTS again and again, and he has Kevin in a corner. The fans boo as Jacob goes corner to corner and runs in again, but Kevin dodges! The SPLASH hits POST!

The fans rally up as hard as they can and Kevin crawls! Jacob also crawls, hot tags to Solo and Cody! Cody fires hands on Solo, whips, but Solo reverses. Cody ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Solo! Cody then goes up and over in a corner, and SNAP POWERSLAMS! The fans fire up with Cody and he springboards, to BEAUTIFUL DISASETER KICK! Cody keeps moving, Tama gets in, Cody dodges to springboard and CODY CUTTER! Jacob gets up, Cody LARIATS him back down! Cody then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit on Solo! Cody goes back in, the fans rally as he gets moving, and he DIVES! Loa takes the hit for Jacob!

Loa hits desk, Jacob UPPERCUTS Cody! Jacob HAMMERS Cody down, runs in, but Cody TOSSES Jacob over barriers into the medics! Cody gets into the ring, Solo SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and the fans fire up again! Solo is stunned but the fans are loving this! Cody and Solo rise up, and Solo fireman’s carries. But Cody slips free to kick low! Cody reels Solo in, underhooks, but Solo powers out! Solo swings, Cody doges, Solo DECKS the ref!! Cody dragon sleepers, CROSS RHODES!! But no ref means no cover! Orton and Kevin see this, too, so Cody says hurry up! Kevin climbs a corner, to FROG SPLASH Solo!!

The fans fire up as Orton slides in, and he hears those voices! RKO for Solo!! The would-be Tribal Chief is in a bad way, but Cody goes to the desk! Cody clears it, Orton drags Solo over. The fans fire up for “TABLE! TABLE!” as Kevin joins in. Cody says they’ll do Solo like The Bloodline did Heyman! “OOAH~!” But then Jacob LEAPS in to hit Cody! SUPERKICK for Kevin! SUPERKICK for Orton! Jacob runs in, Kevin moves, the ref takes the SPLASH! Kevin SUPERKICKS Jacob! Jacob stays up so Kevin SUPERKICKS! And SUPERKICKS! Tama runs up but Kevin gives him a STUNNER! Kevin SMACKS Jacob with the giant Prime bottle!

Kevin goes up to the barrier, FROG SPLASH on Jacob through the desk!! The fans are electric and Kevin rises up! Kevin brings Tama up and into the ring, “This is Awesome!” Kevin stalks Tama, drags him up, and reels him in! But LOA LOW BLOWS! Kevin falls, the Guerrillas stand together, but Orton gets in! RKO for Loa!! Tama turns around, but into an RKO!! Solo is back! SAMOAN SPIKE for Orton!! Cody is back, SAMOAN- NO, Cody ducks it to CROSS RHODES!! Cody holds on and he drags Solo up, for another CROSS RHODES!! Cody drags Solo up yet again, but Jacob goes up and up to WHISPER IN THE WIND!

Jacob has Cody up, for an IMPALER DDT!! The Werewolf helps his Tribal Chief to his feet, and they get Cody to his feet. Jacob sets Cody up for Solo and Solo tells Cody that he will be champion! SAMOAN SPIKE!! Jacob shoves the ref in, he counts the cover, The Bloodline wins!

Winners: The Bloodline, by pinfall

Cody, Randy & Kevin did #JustKeepFighting, but this more brutal, more ruthless, more remorseless Bloodline still dominated. Solo is adorned with the ula fala once again, but now that he has pinned THE WWE Champion, will Solo soon be adorned with the title?


My Thoughts:

An incredible night for Money in the Bank, and so much has been set up not just for SummerSlam but for even beyond that in some cases. For one, John Cena with not just the surprise appearance, but a surprising announcement. Like Bryan Danielson in AEW, Cena has given us his notice of retirement. One last year for Cena, I never thought I’d see the day. Well okay it had to happen at some point but it’s still surreal. If he chooses to be in the Royal Rumble match itself, he’ll surely have a good showing, but I can’t be sure he wins it. Same for Elimination Chamber. Though, maybe he’ll just focus on building dream 1v1 matches for each event, going big for his retirement match in Vegas.

Great Intercontinental Championship match for Sami and Bron, and the go-home math from Raw of course indicated Bron was losing. However, I’m rather surprised it was so clean cut. I would’ve thought they’d want to protect Bron with either controversy or a “Dusty Finish.” But instead, Sami straight up stops the powerhouse and moves on to SummerSlam with this title. Maybe Bron forces a second match, maybe Sheamus gets a shot to see if he can finally complete the ultimate WWE checklist. Oddly enough, John Cena’s never had that Intercontinental Championship either, and Cena helped get Sami going on main roster… Sami could return the favor by helping see Cena off into the sunset…

Great stuff in both Money in the Bank Ladder matches, but I feel I need to plead with the entirety of pro-wrestling when it comes to ladder matches. Between the two tonight in WWE and then AEW having the TNT Championship ladder match, these ladder matches are getting scary. I really thought Lyra broke her arm tonight when she landed awkwardly on the ladder, and then I thought Zoey concussed herself when she landed awkwardly right after. In the Women’s match, I had been saying that story wise, Tiffy having the briefcase while palling around with Nia Jax made a lot of sense. But hearing Toronto be so fired up for Chelsea, I kinda wanted her to win. Tiffy Time is happening, we can’t get away from it, and there’s a chance Tiffy picks the bones of Bayley after Nia does a lot of damage.

Speaking of which… Great stuff in the men’s match, also still painful to watch, but I knew the go-home math had it right. Jey and Knight stood tall last night, so they weren’t getting it. Therefore, McIntyre winning the briefcase was the logical move. And while Rollins VS Priest was going great, the ref did basically save Priest from that kickout botch, and then we go with a Triple Threat so that CM Punk could once again screw McIntyre over. As redundant as it was, a lot of people figured that’s where the story was going so why not just do it. But I do appreciate that they’re doubling down because now we can circle back to Rollins hating Punk, and maybe we get a Triple Threat or something for SummerSlam.

And now with no Mr. MITB, the top champions are safe, and we got a great Six Man Tag main event. Jacob is big, Jacob is fast, Jacob is strong, he should get a title for himself at some point. But with it technically being 4v3 because of Loa, Bloodline of course won. I will say, Loa needs to work on his cliche Heel tactics. His low blow started as a punch to Kevin’s butt and then became a proper low blow, but hey, a dirty win for the Heels was of course happening. Solo gets his pin on Cody, he’ll be getting his title shot at SummerSlam, and then maybe, just maybe, Roman Reigns returns to confront Solo over this claim to the Head of the Table.

My Score: 9.2/10


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

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!

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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?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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.

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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!

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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!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 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.

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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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