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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (7/2/24)

Feel the burn!



Things are heating up before Heatwave!

Before their NXT Championship Fatal 4 Way, Trick Williams, Je’Von Evans, Ethan Page and Shawn Spears sit down for a supersized contract signing!


  • Street Fight: Mia Yim VS Jaida Parker; Jaida wins.
  • Hank ‘n’ Tank VS New Catch Republic; NCR wins.
  • Brinley Reece w/ Malik Blade & Edris Enofe VS Izzi Dame; Izzi wins.
  • Oro Mensah w/ The Meta Four VS Myles Borne w/ No Quarter Catch Crew; Oro wins.
  • Gallus VS Tyriek Igwe & Tyson Dupont; No Contest.
  • Carlee Bright w/ Kendal Grey VS Wendy Choo; Wendy wins.
  • Karmen Petrovic VS Jazmyn Nyx w/ Jacy Jayne; Jazmyn wins.


Street Fight: Mia Yim VS Jaida Parker!

Things have escalated between Michin and Miss Parker ever since the NXT Women’s North American Championship was created, and now neither is going to hold back! But will Mia remind us why she’s the Head Baddie in Charge? Or will Jaida show why she runs these streets?

Jaida has a baseball bat, but Mia is bringing a trash can of goodies with her for her entrance! Jaida rushes out there to get Mia, but Mia uses the can as a shield! The bell rings, Mia CHOPS Jaida, then fires a forearm! Mia whips Jaida into steel steps! The fans rally and duel, Mia gets herself a pipe and a chair! Mia puts the pipe aside so she can also get a kendo stick! Mia brings out more chairs, and even a toolbox! Mia goes back to her can to bring out a chain, and a sock? She puts chain in sock, time for some madball!

Jaida finally gets up, swings on Mia but Mia fires back! Mia shoves Jaida down, then SLINGS the sock! Jaida dodges then CHOPS! And CHOPS! Jaida SMACKS Mia off the apron but Mia returns the favor! Mia puts Jaida in the ring, then keeps looking for more plunder! Mia puts in another kendo stick, then a trash can lid. Then a second trash can! Mia tosses it in but Jaida avoids getting canned. Jaida then SMACKS Mia with the lid! And SPANKS her! Jaida whips Mia to KNEE her low, then whips to KNEE her again! Jaida fireman’s carries for a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Jaida hurries to get a kendo stick, and she swings!

Mia dodges, the stick hits ropes, then Mia GERMAN SUPLEXES Jaida! The fans fire up as Mia takes off her yellow leather belt! Time to go old school! She SPANKS Jaida with the belt again and again! Then LASHES her on the back! Mia gets the toolbox, moves that aside, and then wedges a trash can into a corner. Jaida runs up, Mia dodges and Jaida’s knee hits can! Jaida still kicks Mia, then puts her in the ropes! Jaida CHOPS Mia, then runs up, to DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT on the trash can!! Cover, TWO! Mia survives but Jaida just DROPKICKS her out of the ring! Jaida keeps moving, and she slides, only for Mia to dodge! Then Mia CHUCKS that sock!!

Mia JAMS Jaida with the chair, POSTS her, then snarls as she gets a chair. Mia sits it up by ringside, and then sets another chair beside it. Mia adds a third, but Jaida SMACKS Mia with a fourth! Jada then suplexes Mia, but Mia fights it! Mia wrenches, HOOK KICKS, and Jaida takes a seat. Mia CHOPS Jaida, clears some space in the ring, and she builds speed. The fans fire up as Mia DIVES, but only gets chair!! Mia only gets steel to the face! Mia goes to barriers, Jaida runs, but Mia moves! Jaida crashes through barriers!! The fans are losing their minds as NXT goes picture in picture!

Jaida gets out of the wreckage, Mia storms over, and Mia puts Jaida in the ring. Mia then storms around, and she politely asks Vic Joseph if she can have the candy. He says yes, and she brings the whole box into the ring. Mia SMACKS Jaida with the box! Mia then scoops Jaida to SLAM her on the candy! Mia then goes back to her original trash can, to bring out an extra long chain! Mia brings that chain with her, throws the candy to the fans, then goes back for Jaida. Jaida KNEES Mia low, reels her in, and snap suplexes her to the floor! Jaida blames Vic for the candy stuff, then she puts Mia in the ring.

Jaida brings out another chair, pushes it in the ring, then gets another. Jaida is busy looking for more stuff but Mia goes to the toolbox. Mia works to open it up while Jaida keeps adding chairs. Jaida even takes the chairs from earlier and puts those in. Jaida stomps Mia, grabs the toolbox, and the two tug-o-war over it. But then Jaida SLAMS the lid on Mia’s fingers! And STOMPS the box! Mia gets her possibly broken fingers free, and Jaida starts bringing out hammers and wrenches! Jaida CHOKES Mia with a wrench! Then she uses a socket to pull on Mia’s fingers! Mia endures, so Jaida uses the claw of a hammer to fishhook her!

NXT returns to single picture as Mia suffers! Mia grabs the little sledge to JAM Jaida up! Jaida lets go, Mia grabs herself a new madball! Mia SMACKS Jaida in the stomach! And then Mia arranges the chairs into a pile, and reveals the madball was NUTS ‘N’ BOLTS!! The fans are going nuts, Mia underhooks Jaida! PACKAGE- NO, Jaida powers out and BACKDROPS Mia onto the nuts ‘n’ chairs!! Cover, TWO?!? Mia survives and no one can believe it! Jaida hurries to run, but Mia SMACKS her with a kendo stick! And SMACKS her again! And again! And again, and again, and again! Jaida writhes in a corner while the fans fire up!

Mia gets a trash can, stalks Jaida, and puts the can around her! Mia SMACKS the can with the wrench, then clears out some space again. Mia runs up, to TRASH CAN-NONBALL! Cover, TWO!!! Jaida survives and Mia can’t believe it! Jaida flops out of the ring, but Mia hurries out the side, bringing the pipe! But Jaida FIRE EXTINGUISHER BLASTS Mia! Then she TEARDROP HIP ATTACKS Mia through a wall!!! The fans are again losing their minds as both women are under the perch! Jaida drags herself and Mia out of the wreckage, then back to ringside. Jaida puts Mia in, reloads, and TEARDROPS!! Cover, Jaida wins!

Winner: Jaida Parker, by pinfall

Jaida wanted this fight, and she got a fight! But she also won this fight, putting her entire body on the line. She still runs these streets, but will NXT soon belong to Miss Parker?


Arianna Grace sighs.

She sulks in the locker room, with only Karmen Petrovic there to hear her. So Arianna sighs harder. Karmen can’t ignore this obvious cry for attention, and she asks what’s wrong. Arianna says it’s nothing. She doesn’t wanna talk about it. But since she asked, she may as well get it off her chest. Karmen sits with Arianna, and Arianna says Sol snatched Arianna’s soul, and her heart, because now she’s not going to Heatwave. And surely Karmen knows this, but Arianna is from Toronto. Her people were dying to see her and now they’ll be devastated. Karmen tries not to laugh, and she says she understands. She’s also from Toronto.

Arianna means this lovingly, but Karmen isn’t as Canadian as Arianna. How is that a thing? But then in step Jacy Jayne & Jazmyn Nyx, mockingly applauding. They didn’t realize they’d be walking into a pity party. Who is more pathetic? The delusional one or the loner? No Natty, no friends. Karmen says she’s already told people this, but she belongs here. So if they have an issue, let’s fix it. Jazmyn & Jacy laugh that off, then leave. Karmen says this cannot keep happening. What will it take for the real-life Beatrix Kiddo to get some respect around here?


Je’Von Evans speaks.

“This my first PLE, and I’m in the main event? Yo, this is crazy!” The Young OG won the battle royal, and Heatwave’s gonna get bouncy. Je’Von’s never even left the country, he’s gotta get a passport just for this! People asked if he was upset this was no longer a 1v1 match with Trick Williams, but c’mon. He’ll still wrestle in front of the biggest crowd he’s ever seen before. He ain’t afraid of Shawn Spears, he ain’t afraid of Ethan. He isn’t even afraid of Trick, that’s all love, even with the title on the line. But Je’Von does plan on coming back across the border the NEW NXT Champion.


Kelani Jordan speaks.

“All my life, I wanted my name to be in record books. But for my name to be written in them, I had to work like a champion. All I know is structure. A one-track mind. But… It’s produced results. Five-time Junior Olympic national qualifier. Second overall in the nation on floor. Full-ride scholarship to Michigan State University. Three-time MVP, three-time team captain, nominee for NCAA Athlete of the Year, and now… The first-ever Women’s North American Champion. Pressure comes with being a champion, especially being the first. But no one is going to defend this title like Lani.

“Being a gymnast, no accolade can be taken away from me. But this title can be. Sol Ruca has everything to be a champion. She’s an unparalleled athlete who deserves this match. But like Michael Jordan said, ‘Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. At NXT Heatwave, Lani’s gonna make it happen.” The Stand Out is ready to stand tall, but will she make it through the Heatwave? Or will she be washed away by Sol’s wave of momentum?


Hank ‘n’ Tank VS New Catch Republic!

Hank Walker & Tank Ledger missed out on the Tag Team Turmoil, but they understand why. They still have a long way to go until they’re a top team in NXT, but will taking on one of the best tag teams in the whole WWE help them prove themselves? Or will Tyler Bate & Pete Dunne just use the Blue Collar Brawlers as rebounds from losing the gauntlet?

NXT returns and Hank ‘n’ Tank make their entrance. The teams sort out, Hank starts against Bate and the two tie up. Hank wrenches, wristlocks, but Bate rolls and rolls and gets loose. The two shake hands and the fans rally up. Hank pumps up and wants a test of strength. Bate obliges, they knuckle lock, and then go shoulder to shoulder. Hank uses his height to push Bate but Bate bridges. Hank gets a cover, TWO as Bate bridges! Hank hops on, but Bate stays up! He’s the Big Strong Boi for a reason! Bate then powers back up to his feet, rolls back, and he headscissors Hank to go up and up and wave to fans, for the RANA!

The fans fire up, Bate headlocks Hank and tags Dunne. Bate hammerlocks Hank while Dunne CHOPS him. And CHOPS again! Dunne wrenches an arm, clamps onto the shoulder, then steps over. But Hank lifts Dunne up! Dunne sunset flips, TWO! Dunne headlocks, Hank powers out while tagging Tank! Tank CLOBBERS Dunne! The fans fire up as Hank ‘n’ Tank pump it up, and BODY PRESS SANDWICH Dunne! Hank ‘n’ Tank fire up and the fans are with them! Tank storms up on Dunne but Dunne SLAPS him! Dunne wrenches an arm, grinds the shoulder, and he puts Tank on the mat, to STOMP the hand!

Tank flounders away, Bate tags in. Dunne wrenches the arm, STOMPS it again, then Bate KNEE-BOARD SENTONS! Bate keeps on Tank with a whip to the corner Tank goes up to FLYING SHOULDER! The fans fire up as Tank reels Bate in. But it’s Bate who suplexes Tank! Tank scrambles away, hot tag to Hank! Hank runs up, blocks a boot, but Bate reels him in for a KNEE! Bate goes up and leaps, but Hank gets under. Bate turns around, Bop up, BANG! Fireman’s carry, AIRPLANE SPIN! The fans fire up as Hank goes around and around and around, TEN and SLAM! Bate then kips up and poses! The fans cheer while NXT goes to break.

NXT returns and Dunne drags Tank up. Dunne kicks Tank around, but Tank fires body shots! Dunne SMACKS Tank down, then stays between him and Hank. The fans rally but Dunne STOMPS Tank’s hands! Tank goes to ropes, Dunne gets him back up to KICK him around. Dunne stomps Tank, eggs him on, then paces. Tank crawls, rises up, and fans rally. Dunne BOOTS Tank, CLUBS him down, then runs up again. Tank dodges the boot to full nelsons! BUBBA BOMB! Hot tag to Hank! Hank runs up to LARIAT Dunne! Hank whips Dunne to a corner, runs in and SPLASHES! Dunne sits down but Hank YANKS him up!

Hank swings Dunne to SNAKE EYES, and BOOT! Hank sees Bate get in, wheelbarrow turns into a SLAM onto Dunne! Off comes the shirt and Hank powers up! Dunne rises, Hank fireman’s carries, but Dunne swings through to get a TRIANGLE HOLD! Hank stays on his feet, deadlifts Dunne back up, and Tank tags in to then climb up! Hank finishes lifting Dunne, LARIAT POWERBOMB COMBO! Cover, BATE BREAKS IT! The fans fire up and Hank storms up. Bate CHPOS, ROCKS and repeat, but Hank knees low! Hank whips Bate, scopos and tosses him, but Bate RANAS Tank! Bate then RANAS Hank!

Bate builds speed and he DIVES, but Hank ‘n’ Tank catch him! They APRON BOMB him on Dunne! Hank sits Bate & Dunne up so that he and Tank can both run! They DOUBLE BODY CHECK New Catch Republic! Tank puts Dunne in, tags Hank, but Dunne ENZIGIRIS Tank! Dunne BOOTS Hank, fires up, and runs in. Hank sends Dunne to Tank, POUNCE GERMAN SUPLEX COMBO!! Cover, TWO!! Dunne survives and Hank can’t believe it! Hank goes to a corner, climbs up, and the fans rally. Dunne is up, Hank leaps, into a KNEE!! Hot tag to Bate, hot tag to Tank! Tank runs in, Dunne dodges and Bate GAMANGIRIS!

Dunne wrenches Tank’s arm, SNAPS fingers, Bate REBOUNDER LARIATS! Dunne DOUBLE STOMPS Hank on the outside! Bate is up top, SKY TWISTER!! Cover, New Catch Republic wins!

Winners: New Catch Republic, by pinfall

Hank ‘n’ Tank may not have won against one of the best teams, but they proved they’re on their way! The teams show respect to each other, will we see them run this back one day?


Shawn Spears speaks.

“I returned to NXT to guide. To lead this very talented but inexperienced and young crop of talent. I wanted to share my wealth of knowledge. But it’s been met with… reluctance. So now I’ll lead by example. This Sunday, I return home to Toronto, and I will reach the pinnacle. Then, the young crop of talent, especially the ones I’ve had my eye on, they will finally see the light. I already put down Je’Von Evans, and I was the first man to pin Trick Williams since he became champion. They will follow my lead, because this Sunday, Ethan Page, Je’Von Evans, Trick Williams, at NXT Heatwave, I will win the NXT Championship.”


Robert Stone & Stevie Turner talk with Oro Mensah.

Suit Man Stone assures Main Man Mensah that their past, with Noam Dar picking on Von Wagner, that’s all behind them. Last week, what a story from Oro! Stevie says yes, so moving! What a story, mate. Stone wonders if there’s an echo in the back. Stevie says no, Stone is just hard of hearing. Sign of old age and all that. Anyway, Oro says they called him here for something, so what is it? Right, right. Good news: Oro is cleared for action! Oro VS Myles Borne! That IS good news. But then Stevie has to give the bad news. What? No, it was supposed to be Stone giving the bad news. Oro tells them to stop arguing and just say what it is!

Stevie says Stone doesn’t have the balls to say it. The thing is, given recent altercations with Ethan Page, Oro is not going to Toronto for Heatwave. Oro says that’s fine, he has a match to focus on. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Oro leaves and Stone argues with Stevie again. “Balls?” Is that any way to talk to talent? He is telling on her! Oh, well, who is the NARC now? The competition of best assistant is heating up, what will it take to put it to rest?


Brinley Reece w/ Malik Blade & Edris Enofe VS Izzi Dame!

#BrinEnergy only ever tries to be her positive self, but the former sidekick to Kiana James always has to be such a buzzkill. Will Brin finally get a win to prove her way works? Or will she find out It Iz What It Iz?

NXT returns and Izzi makes her entrance. The bell rings, Izzi taunts Brin, but Brin runs up. They tie up, Izzi shoves Brin away. They tie up again, Izzi again shoves Brin away. They tie up again, Izzi scoops to SLAM Brin! Brin gets up, but Izzi scops to SWINGING SLAM! Brin flounders to ropes, Izzi stomps away! The ref counts, Izzi lets off, then she covers, TWO! Izzi stalks Brin, reels her in, Canadian Racks for the torture rack! Brin pops free, ELBOWS Izzi, then dodges to fire off forearms! Brin whips, then TACKLES Izzi! And TACKLSE her again! Brin rusn to BODY CHECK Izzi! The fans fire up and Brin runs in.

Izzi steps aside but Brin goes up and up to NIGHTSHADE! Brin keeps moving, handspring and LARIAT! The fans fire up as Izzi bails out, and Brin grabs hair! Iziz drasg Brin out instead, but Brin CHOPS! Brin powers up, but Izzi RAMS her into apron! Tatum Paxley slithers out from the literal hole in the wall!! Tatum sneaks up on Izzi while she puts Brin in. Izzi scoops Brin, but Brin slips free again! Brin dodges Izzi, and Tatum is there all spider walk style! Izzi is creeped out, Brin rolls her up! TWO, and Izzi swings! Brin rolls Izzi again, TWO! Brin fireman’s carries, but Izzi slips free and shoves, for a BOOT!

Izzi is mad now, and she gets Brin up. Izzi suplexes Brin, for the FALCON ARROW! Cover, Izzi wins!

Winner: Izzi Dame, by pinfall

Tatum then slithers into the ring and scares Izzi! Izzi isn’t sure what to make of this, why is Izzi the new obsession?


Chase U is now in session.

Andre Chase there is a lot of history in Toronto. Fact check: DIY won the tag team titles, the Street Profits retained theirs, and on July 7th, Chase U becomes the MOTHER EFFIN’ TWO-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! The class all cheers, but Duke keeps talking with Ridge about something. Chase asks if they wanna share with the class. Duke says he can’t hide it anymore. Their win over The Good Brothers wasn’t clean. What? But they all saw Duke get that pin. Yeah, but Ridge gave an assist that no one asked for! Duke is sorry, but it has to be said. And here’s the photographic proof. Chase opens the envelope and he sees for himself.

Ridge was reaching out to pull Duke forward. Riley says he knew it all along! Ridge knows what this looks like, he is sorry. He was just over the moon when he was given the Chase U shirt. He didn’t want to be part of a group, but part of a family. That is what Chase U has been to him. That is why he also took the hit for Chase in Tag Team Turmoil. No one here is free of mistakes. But Chase must ask Ridge now stays back while the rest go to Toronto. Ridge understands, and he is sorry. Chase dismisses class, and the mood has taken a 180. Will the fortunes of Chase U do the same? Or can they still win this the right way?


Lola Vice is in the ring.

The #1 contender already has a mic, and she says the clock is ticking, Roxanne. It is almost time! So come on out here, since your days are numbered. The Prodigy obliges, but she also has security? Lola can’t believe she shook her that bad. Roxie says no, Lola attacked her, stole the belt and ran away, so these guys are here to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Attacked? Doesn’t she mean knocked Roxie out cold? Then yeah, she did that. Roxie joins Lola in the ring and says to drop the act. Roxie won’t be intimidated. After this Latina Badass vibe, Roxie sees through her. And this Sunday is the most important match of Lola’s career.

Lola says damn right! But Roxie has been watching Lola. In just a few months here, Lola built a bigger name in NXT than she ever did in Bellator. Good for her. Because clearly Lola is not the same woman who cashed in her Breakout contract and screwed Roxie over. By the way, thanks for that, because look where Roxie is now! The fans rally up for Lola but Roxie just smirks. Lola tells Roxie that yes, she is the champion. But whether it is in the ring or in the cage, Lola IS a fighter. The fans cheer that. Is Roxie a fighter? Roxie says that yes, she saw NXT Battleground’s Underground match. Roxie probably couldn’t last two minutes in that with someone like Shayna Baszler.

But the problem is… this won’t be Bellator! This won’t be the Underground! This Sunday is a wrestling match. That means Lola is in Roxie’s world now! A world that Roxie is already a master of. And Lola knows better than anyone that styles make fights. But Roxie wont’ fight Lola’s fight. Lola must wrestle Roxie’s style of match! Lola warns Roxie that she was a fighter before she was born. We all know Roxie’s story about going to Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling, six hours both ways. But Lola hasn’t told HER story. HER story of sacrifice! Lola’s mother was pregnant with her during her own blackbelt test.

And then, Lola became a fourth-degree master in Tae Kwan Do! Lola was training for the Olympics, and she’s emotional as she recalls it. The fans cheer her on to continue. Lola says her mom got sick, and so at 18 years old, Lola changed to MMA to provide for her family. At 20, she was already fighting in Madison Square Garden! Lola’s mother will be watching her on Sunday, and she can’t wait ot call home and tell her, “Mami, I did it!” All the sacrifices they both made will have been worth it! Because Lola will be the NEW NXT Women’s Champion! Roxie is a bit taken aback. She never knew all that.

And Roxie can look at Lola and she sees Lola believes everything she is saying. There’s respect for that. But the reality is, Lola, every single woman here wants to make that same phone call. But when you step in the ring with Roxie with the title on the line, those phone calls are never made. Roxie laughs, and says that every single match, every single win proves why Roxie is the Prodigy! Ask Natty, Jordynne Grace, and Lyra Valkyria why, at just 22 years old, Roxie is already building a legacy here as TWO-TIME NXT Women’s Champion. Lola will not take this title from Roxie, and it is simply unfortunate that Lola’s NXT career was during the Roxie Era.

Roxie is not giving up her title. Not to Lola, not to anyone in that damn locker room! Lola says Roxie doesn’t have to give it, Lola will take it! Roxie hit Lola with her best shot, and Lola smiled. Lola hit Roxie with her best shot, and Roxie woke up without the title. So on Sunday, Lola is one step closer to showing why she is the greatest crossover ever! And on Sunday, when Lola RIPS that title from Roxie, she becomes the FIRST CUBAN AMERICAN Women’s Champion! Lola’s fire is rising, and Roxie can feel it! Her security steps up, too, so Lola URAKENS the biggest one down! Lola says this may be Roxie’s world, but after she knocks Roxie out, she won’t know what world she’s in!

The fans fire up for Lola, but will her passion and drive be enough to dethrone The Prodigy? Or will the ice cold Roxie just put out that Latina Heat?


Ethan Page speaks.

“I rocked the foundation of NXT when I took out Oro Mensah and Noam Dar. I cracked that foundation when I debuted, taking out the NXT Champion, Trick Williams. I’ve been building a reputation for a long time around the world. And now, I’m exactly where I need to be. After Battleground, Trick Williams found out who really was the better man. Then Je’Von Evans found out the same thing when I pinned him in the middle of the ring. Sure, of course I respect fellow Canadian, Shawn Spears. But Shawn, there’s only room for one of us to be THE guy in NXT. And that’s All Ego, baby.

“This Sunday, at Heatwave, I will do what I’ve intended to do since coming to. All Ego Ethan Page will become the NXT Champion.”


No Quarter Catch Crew talks backstage.

Charlie Dempsey tells Myles Borne that the NQCC is the most dominant faction in NXT. Damon Kemp walks in excitedly, wanting to show Charlie the brass knuckles he found. Dempsey knows about these, right? Hey, guys, check this out. Dempsey tells Kemp to stop. What’s wrong with him? Does Kemp think that’s gonna work? Myles, don’t listen to Kemp. Myles! Oh, did he say something? Nah, don’t worry about it. But tonight, Myles’ best friend is his power advantage, so use it. Myles nods, he and Tavion Heights follow Dempsey out, and Kemp says he was just showing off the knuckles. But will Myles prove he’s the guy for the job in taking on Oro Mensah?


Eddy Thorpe DJs a party.

The Alpha Wolf and his brooha style is a big hit. Afterwards, the NXT prospects tell him that was such a good night. Eddy thanks them for coming, but Lexis King walks over. What is this? Some stupid TikTok trend? Dani Palmer points out it’s Eddy spinning. Spinning what? Uh, he DJs on the side. Oh, wow, really? He was behind that crap? Eddy should be ashamed of himself! If there’s one thing The King knows, it is music. And rock ‘n’ roll is where it’s at! Guns ‘n’ Roses, White Snake, Scorpions! Three minute guitar solos and riffs. And even bigger hair. That is what the ladies love. Uh, maybe for “The King,” but the clubs Eddy plays prefer EDM, bass, high energy.

Lexis says nobody actually likes that robot beep boop crap. And they wouldn’t know cool if it slapped them in the face. Well, maybe if Lexis opened his mind and his ears, he could learn a thing or two. Lexis leaves but Eddy says he’s got another gig this Saturday. Dani’s up for it. Will Lexis ever be humbled? Will Eddy have to do it himself?


Oro Mensah w/ The Meta Four VS Myles Borne w/ No Quarter Catch Crew!

After everything Ethan Page did to him and Noam Dar, Oro has been meaning to vent some frustrations. Will Mensah make the Meta Four proud as he gets back in action? Or will Myles do Dempsey proud and show Oro no quarter?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Myles waistlocks. Oro switches but Myles headlocks. Oro rolls to a cover, Myles powers through to stand back up. Myles wrenches and wristlocks Oro, but Oro spins and wrenches through. Myles rolls, wrenches back, but Oro rolls, then handstands to KICK Myles. The fans are torn but Myles storms up. They tie up, Myles spins Oro to ROCK him! Myles eggs Oro on, Oro eggs Myles on back,. Myles swings, misses, and Oro fires off CHOPS and forearms! Oro hits a headlock takeover then rains down fists! Oro thrashes Myles and the fans rally up.

Myles rolls Oro to a cover, ONE and Oro grinds the hold. Myles fights up, powers Oro to ropes, and the ref counts. Myles lets off slowly, but Oro shoves him! Myles gets around to waistlock, but Oro mule kicks a leg! Myles blocks a kick, flips Oro, but gets the ROLLING KICK! Myles ends up on ropes, Oro PENALTY KICKS him! The fans duel as Oro scuffs Myles as he goes to the apron. Oro springboards in, RIDER KICK! Oro says he’s so cold, he’s chilly! Then he ROLLING ELBOWS Myles! Cover, ONE!! Myles shows some grit but Oro drags him up. Oro reels Myles in, but Myles fights the lift! Myles back drops, Oro lands out but hits ropes!

Oro staggers, Myles hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Myles is frustrated but NXT goes picture in picture.

Myles drags Oro around to KICK him, then brings Oro up to ROCK him! Oro CHOPS back, but Myles knees low! Myles drags Oro around to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Oro sputters but he stays in this. Myles storms up but Oro kicks him! And kicks him! Myles whips but Oro blocks, to then SOBAT! Myles staggers back, Oro runs up to CALF KICK! Cover, TWO! NQCC is stressed out, and Oro CLUBS Myles. And UPPERCUTS him! And CHOPS him! Oro brings Myles around to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Myles stays in this but Oro slaps him around. Oro stands Myles up but Myles ROCKS him!

Myles CLUBS and UPPERCUTS Oro in return, then whips him to a corner. Myles runs up but Oro BOOTS him! Myles ROCKS Oro, blocks boots and puts Oro in ropes, BACK2BACKBREAKER! Oro writhes, Myles stalks him, and Myles whips Oro hard into buckles! Oro falls back in a daze and the ref checks him. Oro’s somehow okay so Myles covers, TWO! Lash & Jakara tell Myles to watch himself, but Myles drags Oro up. Myles ROCKS Oro, then clamps on a SLEEPER! Oro endures, reaches out, but Myles leans on him. Oro fights back up, throws body shots, but Myles CLUBS him down! And stomps him around!

Myles KICKS Oro in the back, drags him up, then wrangles him for a rain of fists! Myles drags Oro back into the SLEEPER! Oro endures again, even as Myles squeezes. NXT returns to single picture and Oro rises up. The fans rally, Oro pries the hold open, but Myles CLUBS him in the back! Myles ROCKS Oro, Oro ROCKS Myles! The fans rally and duel, the forearms keep going! Oro gets the edge, then CHOPS! Myles gets around but Oro fights the back suplex! LEG SWEEP! PENALTY KICK! Myles staggers up, reels him in, but Myles fires elbows. Myles shoves Oro but Oro QUEBRADAS! The fans fire up as Oro keeps going!

Oro clinches to EXPLODER! Myles stagger sup, Oro kicks a leg, SUPERMAN PUNCHES, then SCISSOR- NO, Myles dodges! Myles gest around, Oro switches and rolls Myles up, TWO! ROLLING KICK takes Myles down! The fans fire up and Oro whips Myles to ropes. Myles reverses, Oro ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Myles DROPKICKS! The fans fire up and NQCC is all fired up! Kemp offers the knuckles?! Dempsey says they talked about this! Myles sees the knuckles, is confused, but then turns around into Oro’s WHEEL KICK! Down goes Myles and Oro covers, ORO WINS!

Winner: Oro Mensah, by pinfall

Kemp thought he was doing the right thing but now Dempsey’s even more upset with him than before! As for Oro, he is doing Dar proud. And he warns Ethan Page to be careful after Heatwave, because Oro’s still after him! Will Oro also be going after the NXT Champion if things go All Ego’s way?


Wes Lee speaks.

“You all know my history with the North American Championship. A tag team competitor who was forced to break out on his own, captured that title, and literally broke my back trying to defend it.” The Cardiac Kid had a passionate speech goodbye, but he also had an equally emotional return. He’s talked about this title so much, it is now an obsession. Wes wants nothing else. He is running full steam, pedal to the metal, ready to bust through the wall that is Oba Femi. Oba is a man who is seemingly incomparable. Sunday is Wes’s first 1v1 title match with Oba, and his last. This title has consumed Wes’s mind for almost two years, he needs this win. If he doesn’t, he doesn’t know what he’ll do.

Oba Femi responds.

Oba tells Wes, “The only reason you are revered as the greatest is because you came before me. I am THE RULER! THE DESTROYER! THE BRINGER OF WAR! I am the mountain that you cannot climb.” Wes is living in the past, but Oba understands why. A decorated champion, his deep connection with the fans, but Wes must understand that the beacon of light he once was is slowly beginning to dim. This is Wes’s last chance. The Cardiac Kid’s last shot to pull it off and reclaim the title that took his career to unforeseen heights. But Wes, Oba is the epitome of dominance. Everyone that has tried has failed.

Wes is great, but he is no different than those men. Oba will not only crush Wes’s body, but his dreams. Both men are ready for a modern day David VS Goliath, but will this go the same as the famous story? Or is Goliath going to win this time?


Gallus is brawling with Tyriek & Tyson!!

Seems neither side wanted to wait for their match! Wolfgang THROWS Tyriek, but Tyson throws things at Mark Coffey! Then Tyson TACKLES Wolfgang into a wood barrel! Wolfgang writhes, but Mark SMACKS Tyson with a steel chair! Tyriek gets up to brawl with Mark, and then refs rush in! These teams are out for blood, what does this mean for the match tonight?


Brin regroups with Malik & Edris.

Malik asks if she’s good. Edris says that he’s been trying to tell her, positivity alone doesn’t produce results. Malik says he can’t keep saying that. Brin asks the two to tell the truth. If they don’t want her around anymore, just tell her. It clearly isn’t working, right? She’ll go work out. If they wanna come, okay. If not, it’s okay. Brin heads out, Malik follows her, and then Edris follows Malik. Then the Good Brothers snatch the camera! Big LG shouts at Bronco Nima & Lucien Price that their girl won the Street Fight, but The OC isn’t done with OTM! Machine Gun asks them how their faces feel.

If OTM shows up next week, the Good Brothers will break both their faces! Gallows & Anderson head out, but will they have to watch their backs for retaliation?



Given that brutal brawl backstage, both Gallus and Ty & Ty are being evaluated in NXT Medical, and their match has been called off! Will these teams have to wait until they’re actually in the ring to fight this out?


Carlee Bright w/ Kendal Grey VS Wendy Choo!

There was a time when the Super Cheerleader and the Queen of Comfy would’ve gotten along quite well. However, something has changed Wendy into more a zombie than a slacker. Her sleep blindfold says “DEAD INSIDE,” is that how she’ll make Carlee feel soon enough?

The bell rings, Carlee fires forearms on Wendy! Carlee fires off, Kendal cheers her own, but then Wendy gets around to throw Carlee by her hair! Wendy gets Carlee up but Carlee cartwheels through the wristlock. Wendy still WRINGS Carlee out! Carlee reaches up, headscissors, and she squeezes tight! Wendy moves around, pops free, and she has a sinister grin on her face! Wendy leaps onto Carlee for a headlock, grinds her down, but Carlee claws her way up. Carlee powers out, drops down, but Wendy counters the hip toss, only for Carlee to counter the counter! Hip toss and lateral press, ONE!!

Wendy rises up but Carlee DECKS her! Carlee fires up, runs in, but into BOOTS! Wendy then runs up, SLIDING FLATLINER! Wendy stares blankly at Carlee as she flounders away. Wendy CHOKES Carlee, lets off as the ref counts, and then stalks her to a corner. Kendal coaches Carlee but Wendy snapmares, for a NECK TWIST! Carlee crawls, Wendy AX KICKS Carlee down! Wendy CHOKES Carlee, fires forearms, then HEADBUTTS her down! The fans rally, Wendy drags Carlee up, but Carlee fires body shots. The fans rally, and Wendy CLUBS Carlee down. Wendy whips Carlee to a corner, runs in and SPLASHES!

Wendy wrenches Carlee and puts her up top, into a Tree of Woe! Wendy goes corner to corner, runs back in, and DROPKICKS Carlee out of the Tree! Cover, TWO! Carlee is still in this and now Wendy is getting mad! Wendy brings Carlee up, Carlee blocks the buckle bump. Carlee elbows free, runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS! Wendy staggers up, Carlee CLOBBERS her! And CLOBBERS her again! The fans fire up with Carlee, she runs in at the corner, HANDSPRING KICK! Carlee then DROPKICKS Wendy down, to STANDING MOONSAULT, but only knees! Wendy wrenches, hammerlocks, and TWISTED LARIAT!

But that’s not all! NIGHT NIGHT CLUTCH!! Carlee is caught, she taps! Wendy wins!

Winner: Wendy Choo, by submission

But she won’t let go until she’s satisfied! Wendy finally sets Carlee free, and she has a sinister smile. Is Wendy going to make everyone’s nightmares come true?


Trick Williams speaks.

“Sunday, Heatwave, Toronto. It’s my biggest test yet. Three challengers, they’ve all got cases. The Young OG, Goofy Ass Spears, and All Talk Ethan Page. Fatal 4 Way match, where anything can happen. But the only thing that will happen is I’m retaining my NXT Championship. And this Sunday at Heatwave, you already know what’s going down! I retain my NXT title.”


Shawn Michaels speaks.

“Over the past several months, there have been disturbances in NXT caused by one young man, Brooks Jensen.” Jensen has shared video on social media that NXT officials have been trying to silence him, and HBK explains that following his series of posts, it is clear Brooks has been making disparaging remarks towards the brand. Jensen even want so far as to say that one way or another, he will be heard. Reports came out that he was released from his WWE contract, but HBK confirms those reports are false. After his split from Briggs, Jensen began to spiral. He was asked to take a sabbatical to clear his head.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and NXT has been forced to take action to keep Jensen away from tapings and even live events. Jensen only got worse and worse, but as part of the NXT family, HBK is willing to give him a second chance. Next Tuesday, HBK invites Jensen to have a sit-down discussion with General Manager, Ava Raine, to talk about his future, and to see if he can be steered in the right direction. Will Jensen take HBK up on this gracious offer?


Karmen Petrovic VS Jazmyn Nyx w/ Jacy Jayne!

Well, she did say she was gonna do something about the disrespect, so now Karmen is getting her match with the toxic sidekick! Will Karmen make them respect her? Or will the egos of Jazmyn & Jacy only grow bigger from here?

NXT returns and Karmen makes her entrance. The bell rings and the two circle. Jazmyn ducks a kick but Karmen jumps the sweep. Jazmyn is annoyed and the two circle. They tie up, Karmen headlocks, and Jazmyn pulls hair to power out. Karmen sweeps the legs and clamps on with another headlock. Jazmyn fights up, fires body shots, but Karmen wrenches to wristlock. Jazmyn arm-drags but Karmen holds on to hammerlock! Jazmyn is annoyed and fights up to her feet. Jazmyn wrenches, Karmen rolls, and Karmen kicks free to wrench back. Karmen wristlocks, Jazmyn pulls hair to throw Karmen down!

The ref reprimands, Jazmyn runs but Karmen avoids the Penalty Kick to roll her up! TWO, and Jazmyn avoids a kick! The two reset, approach, and Karmen dodges to whip. Jazmyn reverses but Karmen goes up to SOBAT! Karmen gets moving to BASEMENT BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jacy gets on the apron tot aunt Karmen, but Karmen still blocks Jazmyn’s sucker punch! Karmen whips, Jazmyn reverses, but Jazmyn catches Karmen this time to KICK her down! Jazmyn stomps Karmen in the corner, then brings her up. Karmen pushes Jazmyn but Jazmyn ROCKS Karmen! Jazmyn turns Karmen for a NECKBREAKER!

Jazmyn kips up smooth, runs and PENALTY KICKS! Cover, TWO! Jazmyn is annoyed but she clamps on the headscissor squeeze. Fallon Henley is watching backstage, and is moderately impressed. The fans rally as Karmen endures the squeeze, and she fights around. Karmen turns over and manages to tuck Jazmyn to a cover, TWO!! Jazmyn escapes, storms up, but into a BOOT! And a JUMP ROUNDHOUSE! Karmen then hits a BULLDOG! Karmen fires up and the fans are with her as she rallies on Jazmyn! DISCUS LARIAT a la Natty! Karmen then runs up, wrenches, KICKS, and KICKS again!

Karmen wrenches, WRINGS Jazmyn out, and she takes aim. But Jacy grabs at her, so Karmen STOMPS Jacy’s hand! Jacy clutches her fingers, Karmen stays to mind your business. But then TOXIC PELE!! Cover, Jazmyn wins!

Winner: Jazmyn Nyx, by pinfall

Jacy pushes the ref aside so she can raise Jazmyn’s hand in victory. Will this devious duo soon take over NXT with their toxicity?


Nathan Frazer talks with Axiom backstage.

The Jersey Island Rocket is thinking that they gotta find a way early on to chuck ’em out, DIVE on ’em, get ’em back in- Yeah, and then tag to Axiom so he can- Wait, wait, what? Tag? Yeah, isn’t Frazer talking their tag title match? Oh, sorry, Frazer was talking about WWE Speed tomorrow, against Xavier Woods. Axiom cannot believe this! They have their match at Heatwave on Sunday! Yes, against Chase U, Frazer knows! He’ll be focused. But he needs to focus what’s ahead of him, and that is Woods in three minutes or less. Axiom looks stressed. And Frazer doesn’t look focused! Frazer says they’re not gonna overlook Chase U, Chase U are former tag team champions.

But guess what? They’re the best team in the game right now! No one is knocking them off their horses! Frazer will be laser focused when the time comes, they’ll be fine. Frazer says to watch tape on Saturday. Axiom sighs, but will the Hard-Hitting Home Truth be that Frazer’s just doing too much?


Karmen storms into Ava’s office.

She saw that, right? Yes, she did. Then Karmen doesn’t care if it’s Jazmyn, Jacy or both, and she doesn’t care if she has to do it alone. Ava says Karmen doesn’t have to do it alone. Her friend came and talked to Ava, said how they’re both upset with Jacy & Jazmyn, and now they’ll have a match on the Heatwave preshow. OMG, Natty’s back? Uh, no, it’s Arianna Grace. She may not be The BOAT, but she is the Beauty Queen! And Canadians have to stick together, eh? What better place for them to team up for the first time ever than their hometown of Toronto? They’ll take on Jacy & Jazmyn together!

It’ll be the Beauty Queen and the Princess, OH CANADA she can’t wait! Arianna squees and hurries away, but Karmen is getting a headache. But will she be able to tolerate Arianna long enough to kick Jacy & Jazmyn in half?


Sol Ruca speaks.

“Growing up, I was never one to play by the rules. And in gymnastics, there are a lot of those. Instead, I taught myself almost everything I know with my own beam, mat and bars. I went to the beach and the park, and I taught myself through trial and error. I jumped into competing in acrobatics and tumbling, and accepted a scholarship to the University of Oregon, where I was a multi-acrobatic-event national champion. Fast forward to today, my thirst for adrenaline and ability to adapt quickly landed me in my new home of NXT.

“I was in my element in that ladder match at Battleground. But I’m not afraid to admit, I came up short to the better woman that night. Like LeBron James says, ‘You can’t be afraid to fail, it’s the only way you succeed.’ While everyone else may talk the talk for what they think is their opportunity, I simply focus on walking the walk. And snatching a few souls on the way. Make no mistake: I am bringing the heat to Toronto, and leaving as NXT Women’s North American Champion.” The Surfer Girl is ready to ride the wave, but will she see not even she does it like Lani?


Time for the NXT Championship contract signing!

Already in the ring and in their seats are the three challengers, Ethan Page, Shawn Spears & Je’Von Evans. And of course, THE NXT Champion gets his proper introduction. The fans chant “Whoop Dat Trick!” as the man himself makes his way out to the ring. Trick steps inside, sets his title on the podium, and then grabs the mic. “WOO~! Hey yo check it, there’s a Heatwave coming to Toronto, and I know you boys are hungry. But it odn'[t matter, because in Toronto, the people are gonna be chanting one thing. NXT, tell ’em what we gon’ do! “WHOOP DAT TRICK!”

Ethan says this is why he loves Trick. He loves that Trick doesn’t care! Not if it’s a singles match, a Fatal 4, he’ll bring that same energy no matter what. Trick fights for the people, with his emotions, and he is THE champ! Honestly, if Ethan is being real,. Trick’s the hottest thing going in WWE right now. But this swagger Trick has? Yeah, Ethan’s seen this before. He saw it at Battleground. The match he would’ve won- But he didn’t! He got whooped! So quit wasting everyone’s time and just say what he wants to say. Ethan says he would, if not for Trick rudely interrupting.

The fans taunt Ethan with “YOU GOT WHOOPED!” but Ethan says this swagger, Trick is planning on bringing it to Toronto. Well, this won’t be like in Vegas. This is a Fatal 4 Way! Ethan doesn’t have to beat Trick to win the title, even though he can. He just doesn’t have to now. Trick, the odds in this match are not in your favor. Trick asks Ethan if he really thinks Trick doesn’t know the stakes. Does Ethan think Trick doesn’t know his back is against the wall? Trick’s back has always been against the wall! And he always comes through! The fans cheer that.

Trick says he probably has the least experience of anyone who’s ever held this NXT Championship. But guess what? Trick wears it well. And that is why he grinds so hard, puts in the work. Ethan comes around talking about his résumé, his accolades, his work. Trick’s got a résumé as well. And on Sunday, Trick adds another win to it. Shawn Spears says Trick must love the sound of his own voice, huh? The fans boo but Spears says Trick must believe every word he says. Pure emotion pouring out. Spears disagrees with Ethan, though. He loves this emotion, this swagger. So here’s what Trick should do: Keep doing your thing. Because it’s that swagger that brings Spears the title.

It is Trick’s swagger that got him pinned by Spears last week! Spoilers, Trick. In Toronto, Canada, Spears’ hand will be raised again. The fans boo but Spears says here’s how he sees it. There’s a champion who wears his heart on his sleeve, another guy who feeds his ego, and oh, a 20-year-old kid who is just happy to be here. Je’Von mockingly says, “Oh, oh, 20 year old kid~!” Yeah, yeah, everyone’s used that since Je’Von got here. “This kid” already signs his part! Spears is just saying, we saw in his video earlier, this is Je’Von’s first PLE ever. Je’Von is headlining! But Spears will be right there with him the whole way.

Spears signs his part, and says Je’Von reminds Spears of that one team that makes it to the big one. They make it to the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Superbowl, and they don’t have a shot in hell in winning, but is just happy to be there. Je’Von says what’s crazy is, everyone wants to use age against him like he’s not a threat. But we’ll see about that. NXT, if you hear him, let him hear ya say “YEART~!” “YEART~!” Then is the Young OG nervous? “NO!” Well, Je’Von won’t lie, he is. But is the Young OG excited? “YES!” Yeah he is! Because when he walks into Heatwave, everyone will learn that boy BOUNCY~!

But if we’re talking experience, Spears, let’s talk about how much experience you’ve had holding that title. Oops! He don’t have any. So when Je’Von walks into Heatwave, he will leave NXT Champion, and he’ll show Spears what a champion really looks like. And that’s all love. Je’Von puts his mic down, Spears scowls but he passes the contract over. How does Trick hear about that? Did he just hear all that? Trick says yeah, he did. Trick reaches for the contract but Ethan takes it away. Ethan says Trick may’ve heard Je’Von, but he probably doesn’t like any of that. Ethan signs his part, and says he and Spears have both beaten Je’Von. Can Trick do that?

Ethan’s been in the ring with both Trick and Je’Von, and Ethan will admit, he doesn’t like Trick’s odds. Well, Trick doesn’t like Ethan. And as far as this title goes, it is every man for himself. He ain’t blind, he sees the Young OG, give it up for him. He’s been doing his thing. And yeah, he’s bouncy. But Trick makes one thing clear. Je’Von can do a lot of great things, and Trick likes him a lot. But there is one thing Je’Von can’t do, and that’s take the title from Trick. Spears points out that Je’Von can just pin Ethan and take the title. Ethan counters by saying when he pins Je’Von, Ethan becomes NXT Champion!

Spears says wait, no, because Spears is gonna be champion. Ethan will still be disappointed, and Je’Von will still be too young for this. Je’Von says the kid about to rock his old ass if he keeps it up! Je’Von says Ethan and Spears keep on stirrin’ up drama, and Trick is his dawg, but Sunday, Je’Von is coming for the title. And there ain’t nothing Trick or these two dumbasses can do about it! Spears DECKS Je’Von! And Ethan goes after Trick! The fans boo as the Canadians hit first! Spears throws chairs out of the way, has Je’Von up top and throws hands, but Je’Von gets under! Trick turns things around on Ethan, too!

Trick FLAPJACKS Ethan through a table! Je’Von POWERBOMBS Spears through the other table!! The fans fire up but then Je’Von glances at the gold. Trick sees Je’Von eyeing what’s his and snatches the belt. These two were meant to battle it out 1v1 in the first place, will it come down to them by the end of it? Or will the fire of a Fatal 4 Wat be too much for either of them?

My Thoughts:

A very good go-home to Heatwave, but it also made the already talkative NXT much more talkative. I will say, I kinda dig how they’re doing the Jensen story. HBK sharing Jensen’s apparent downward spiral coupled with his chaotic attempts to get back in the building, there’s some real intrigue into how his character’s changed. The sit-down meeting HBK has asked for will make for a very interesting segment, and I would think/hope Josh Briggs gets involved given their history. Also, powerful stuff from Lola in that promo with Roxie, but sadly Roxie might be right. It just doesn’t feel like Lola’s time, as popular as she is with the NXT regular audience. Roxie could probably cheat to retain while helping in Lola’s Face turn.

Really funny promos from Arianna with Karmen, both to set up Karmen VS Jazmyn and then to set up the tag match for Heatwave. Team Toronto might win, if Karmen and Arianna can find a way to work together. Very good stuff from Stone and Stevie getting on each other’s nerves, good set up for Oro VS Myles. Good promo from NQCC where Dempsey’s logic continues to confuse Kemp. First he wants to be like Tony D, now he doesn’t, what is Kemp to do? Good win for Oro, though, he’ll be primed to face Ethan after Heatwave no matter what happens in the title match.

Very good promo from Chase U to address the controversy Ridge and Duke have been hiding. Riley got fittingly smug about being vindicated, that might come into play later on. At the same time, Axiom and Frazer are still feeling their own dysfunction as Frazer keeps trying to climb the Speed Division ranks. It really comes down to which team can’t get past their issues. Chase U probably loses just to add to this story with Ridge where they just weren’t good enough without his cheating, and then Axiom and Frazer can continue to be at odds about Frazer splitting his focus until something happens closer to SummerSlam season.

Great Street Fight to open the action, but I figured Jaida would win given she’s the NXT talent. Good promo from Good Brothers later to call out OTM, though, and that should be some really good stuff. Maybe Good Brothers win to force a Mixed Six as the blowoff, with Jaida getting another pin on Mia to cape it off. That is to say, I don’t think Nima & Price should be pinning the Good Brothers, at least not in a fair fight. Good match from Brin and Izzi, but I figured Izzi would win. Good bit of Tatum showing up to creep Izzi out, too, as well as the losing streak now getting in Brin’s head and affecting the trio.

Great brawl to “cancel” Gallus VS Tyriek & Tyson, they should raise the stakes and make their tag match Tornado Rules or something. Great tag match from Hank ‘n’ Tank VS New Catch Republic to show Hank ‘n’ Tank do have what it takes. Good match from Carlee and Wendy, but of course Wendy wins again. Good promo from Eddy and Lexis to get on their feud, but I never would’ve thought musical choices would be a motivator. Like many of Lexis’ feuds so far, I’m sure they go back and forth, each winning one, and then we get a No Disqualification type blowoff down the line.

Very good promos from both Kelani and Sol to hype up not just their athletic abilities but also their match. I feel like Sol would’ve already been Women’s North American Champion after Battleground if she was gonna have this title at all, so I would think Kelani retains and Sol moves her way up to the top title. Very good promos from Wes and Oba to do very much the same. Wes wants that title so bad, he probably pushes himself a bit too far and ends up losing, forcing him to move on and finally go for the top title. And speaking of THE NXT title, really good promos from each guy leading to the contract signing. Good promos here, too, though maybe things could’ve been trimmed down a bit. Good brawl, though, but Trick and Je’Von each standing tall, feels like a Canadian finds a way to win in Canada.

My Score: 8.9/10

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AEW Coverage

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

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!



The word of the day is “Rampage!”

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


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


Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

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

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


Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

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

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

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

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

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


The Conglomeration speaks.

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

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

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


Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

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

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

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

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

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


Holo.grm loads up.

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


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

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


The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10

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

Cody Rhodes won’t back down!



The American Nightmare is seeing red!

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


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


Cody Rhodes is here!

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

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

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

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

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

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


Carmelo Hayes gets a quick trim.

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


Cody finds Nick Aldis backstage.

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


Andrade VS Carmelo Hayes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Andrade, by pinfall

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


Bayley and Nia Jax sit down for video chat interviews.

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

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

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


Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill head for Aldis’ office.

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

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

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

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

Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall

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

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


Nick Aldis is in the ring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


LA Knight returns backstage.

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

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


Mia Yim VS Tiffany Stratton w/ Nia Jax!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Mia Yim, by pinfall

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


The Bloodline speaks.

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

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


BREAKING NEWS for next week’s SmackDown!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Cody Rhodes & Kevin Theory, by pinfall

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

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

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

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

My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.8/10

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