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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (7/8/24)

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ALL RISE for the Judgment Day!

Controversy aside, Damian Priest is STILL El Campeon and Finn & JD are World Tag Team Champions. But do they really reign over Monday Night Raw? Or is there a revolution in the works?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jey Uso VS Chad Gable; Jey wins.
  • Bronson Reed VS Pete Dunne; Bronson wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Judgment Day VS Braun Strowman & The Awesome Truth; The Judgment Day wins.
  • Bron Breakker VS Ilja Dragunov; Dragunov wins, by disqualification.
  • Six Woman Tag: Lyra Valkyria, Kayden Carter & Katana Chance VS Damage CTRL; DMG CTRL wins.
  • Mixed Tag: Dominik Mysterio & Liv Morgan VS Rey Mysterio & Zelina Vega; Dom & Liv win.

PLAY BY PLAY

CM Punk is here!

Ottawa, Canada fires up as the Second City Saint makes his way to the ring. And not only is it #ClobberinTime, but Punk is in a great mood after making sure Drew McIntyre failed his cash-in on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Punk gets a mic and says it has been so long since he’s been here! “Is it great to be alive on a Monday night in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada or what?” The fans cheer, and Punk says surprise, surprise, he’s got a lot to get off his chest and to cover. But surprisingly, the first thing he wants to do is recognize someone he has shared a lot of hours in this ring with. Someone Punk once insulted as the New York Yankees.

Congratulations, John Cena, on your retirement. The fans chant “CENA! CENA!” and Punk says he doesn’t know what the future holds, but he’d love to lace ’em up with Cena one more time before he goes. But let’s not do tricks on it, Cena isn’t here tonight but Punk is. Another guy who isn’t here tonight is Drew McIntyre. Punk wanted to come out, lift up the apron skirt to see if McIntyre was hiding under there. But that million dollar body with ten cent brain got himself suspended. If you don’t know, here’s a video. McIntyre had a meltdown after MITB went off the air, and he not only shoved referees, but he elbowed Adam Pearce!

Pearce was pissed, Wade Barrett had to help stop McIntyre from tearing into Pearce more, and there was the suspension. Punk says the ratings just took a dip because McIntyre was on TV. But hey, Punk wants to get his hands on McIntyre, too. McIntyre shouldn’t be shocked that when you pick a fight with Punk, Punk brings the fight to you. You should not be shocked that their are consequences to your actions. Philadelphia, McIntyre blew it because there are consequences to his actions, and you are looking at them! CM Punk is the consequences to all McIntyre’s stupid actions!

If Punk’s gotta fly to Glasgow, pop out a bowl of haggis, he’ll do it. Punk did it, McIntyre blew it again, and we all saw what happened. McIntyre promised to the world he’d win MITB and cash in the same night, but Punk promised that McIntyre would never be champion again so long as there is air in Punk’s lungs. Promise: kept! And if you thought what happened at MITB was bad, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Punk is here to say he wants after McIntyre, but he can’t do that if McIntyre gets suspended. There are consequences for Punk, too. He got fined $25 THOUSAND for interfering at MITB. But if he says himself, money well spent!

McIntyre got fined DOUBLE cuz he’s the Scottish Keyboard Warrior and kept posting online. Punk wants to ask Pearce, please lift McIntyre’s suspension, Ottawa wants to see Punk get after McIntyre! A match, a fight, a brawl in the parking lot, the cheap seats, hard cam side, PUNK WANTS DREW! But instead, he gets Seth Rollins! The fans fire up as The Visionary makes his way out here so Punk goes from ring to commentary. Michael Cole does ask what Punk expected. Rollins ended up collateral damage because of Punk’s actions. Punk says Rollins’ entrance takes too long. Does anyone like this?

Punk sits cross-legged on the desk while Rollins gets a mic. The fans sing “WHOA~ OH~ OHH~!” as Rollins glares at Punk. Rollins wants to get this straight. NOW Punk will sit on the sidelines? C’mon, Mr. Center of Attention, Rollins knows you love the spotlight, so join him in the ring. Or is he afraid Rollins will kick his ass? The fans fire up and Punk says okay then. Punk goes to the ring as fans chant for him. Punk gets his mic back to say he isn’t sure everyone here remembers the last time these two were face to face. Rollins surely does, but Punk did warn him that that was the only time Rollins could speak disrespectfully, so he better watch what he says.

What? Rollins? Disrespect the best int he world? No! Rollins is here because Punk can help him understand. Actions have consequences, so why does that apply to everyone except Punk? Rollins understands a lot of things: officials made a mistake, that happens. McIntyre can cash in, that was his right. What Rollins can’t wrap his head around is that Punk decided to do the one thing Rollins said not to do. WHY did Punk stick his nose in Rollins’ business? Oh, Rollins’ business? Yes, the world title is his business. Well since Rollins wants an answer, Punk wasn’t in Rollins’ business, he was handling his own.

Oh yes, of course. Punk says hold on, a husband and father like Rollins should understand. Yeah, and Punk isn’t even trying to be disrespectful. McIntyre has a bracelet with the names of Punk’s wife and dog on it! It may not mean anything to Rollins, it may just be 15 cents retail, but it was the intent. And Punk will get his pound of flesh. But he sees it. He hears it. Punk has no quarrel with Rollins. Punk was just handling his business. If he messed things up for Rollins, Rollins can’t be world champion or whatever his pipe dream is- Pipe dream!? Hey, Punk is apologizing, pay attention. Legitimately! Punk hesitates, Rollins says obviously this isn’t Punk’s forte.

Punk says he is sorry. He apologizes. He didn’t mean to screw anything up for Rollins, he’s just blind with rage. Rollins gets like that, too, so Punk is sorry. But because it’s Rollins, Punk isn’t that sorry. Rollins grins and says Punk always has an excuse. No, he has an answer. Still, Punk always has something. This is gaslighting! Punk’s probably never ever sincerely apologized because nothing’s ever his fault. Punk’s so sly, crafty, King of Propaganda. But he’s also gotta be the dumbest smart guy Rollins has ever met in his life! The fans are torn, but Rollins says Punk has most of this figured out, except for one thing that’d actually make him the hero here.

Punk does not realize the world does NOT revolve around him!! So look, Punk can be a selfish bastard anywhere else. Punk can burn bridges wherever else. Rollins will let that slide, because he’s above Punk. And he doesn’t just mean in height right now. Rollins is willing to let the selfishness slide, until Saturday. Because if not for Punk, Rollins would be World Heavyweight Champion. The fans seem to see it that way. Rollins says he is out of shots now. The fans sing for Rollins as he tells Punk it isn’t just a pipe dream. Maybe for Punk, but not Rollins. For Rollins, being World Heavyweight Champion is the most important thing.

So now that Punk took from Rollins, Rollins will take from Punk. Punk wants after Drew so badly, he doesn’t care about collateral? Well too bad, because that won’t happen on Rollins’ watch. Rollins could hit Punk here and now, but Punk’s fragile little body isn’t 100%. But Rollins promises this: When Punk is cleared, he won’t even be able to say “Drew McIntyre” before Rollins puts him back on the shelf. “Actions have consequences.” Rollins mic drops Punk but Punk just smirks. There are consequences, but who will be the one to pay the ultimate price?

 

Adam Pearce talks with someone backstage.

The Raw General Manager says he’ll try. He is sorry for not returning any messages but he was a bit busy with Punk and McIntyre. But what is the problem? Dominik Mysterio says the problem is that he doesn’t want to tag with Liv Morgan! But she was the one who said he’d be happy about this. Plus, Rey & Zelina are good with it. Of course they are! Dom doesn’t wanna tag, he doesn’t want the match. Oh but Dom wanted to stick his nose in the Women’s World title matches? That wasn’t Dom. Pearce says who cares if Dom is unhappy, the match is happening. Happy Monday. Pearce leaves and Liv finds Dom.

Dom asks why Liv is doing this to him! Liv is doing this for him. She’s making this up to him by helping Dom show who the real Daddy Mysterio is. Now, let’s go get ready for our match! Fine, just make sure they win. Of course! Now let’s go talk strategy. Well, as long as there are chicken tendies and/or nuggies… Dom is a reluctant partner in the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour, but will Liv get him to come around? Or will the LWO put an end to this twisted romcom?

 

Jey Uso VS Chad Gable!

While neither man became Mr. Money in the Bank, there’s no end to the title chase. Will Main Event Jey prove he’s worthy of golden opportunities? Or will “Master” Gable SHOOOOSH all the haters?

Raw returns and Gable makes his entrance. Gable has some rib tape given the bad landings and Spear he took on Saturday. The bell rings, the two tie up, and Jey wrenches to a wristlock. Gable rolls, bridges, and handsprings, to then wrench and headlock, spin and drop toehold! Gable SLAPS Jey around, but the fans boo as he lets off. Gable eggs Jey on, Jey stands up, and the two stare down. Gable kicks, Jey blocks to UPPERCUT! “YEET! YEET!” But Gable gets around to waistlock and SLAM! Gable fires off crossface forearms! The fans boo but Gable whips. Jey blocks the hip toss but then Gable blocks back!

They go back and forth with hip toss counters, and then Jey TOSSES Gable out of the ring! The fans fire up and Jey builds speed, to DIVE! But Gable catches Jey for an OEVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Jey has a rough landing and Raw goes picture in picture.

The ref checks, Jey is somehow okay, so Gable drags him up. Gable SMACKS Jey off the desk! Pat McAfee says something to Gable but Gable drags Jey to the ring. Gable puts Jey in, to SLAM a leg into the post! Jey clutches his thigh but Gable slides in. Gable rains down fists on Jey, but lets off as the ref counts. Gable drags Jey up to upt the bad leg through ropes, and he pulls! The ref counts, Gable lets off to then stomp Jey down. Jey writhes, Gable sneers again, and he drags Jey by a leg. Gable steps through, KNEE JAMMER! Then another KNEE JAMMER! Then Gable YANKS the bad leg! Jey writhes more while Gable seethes.

The fans give thumbs down to Gable but he drags Jey up. Gable bumps Jey off buckles, puts his legs through ropes again, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Jey clutches his knees but Gable drags him around. Gable puts the bad leg on ropes, for a HIP DROP! Jey writhes but Gable steps through. Gable has a standing toehold on the bad leg and pushes on that knee joint. Jey endures, kicks with the free leg, but Gable keeps on the pressure. Jey kicks and kicks and gets free! Jey throws hands on Gable, but Gable hits back. Jey ROCKS Gable, Raw returns to single picture, and “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey backs Gable down, whips, but Gable reels Jey in!

Gable turns Jey to Canadian Rack! DOMINATOR! Gable snarls and goes up a corner. The fans boo but Gable aims, to DIVING HEADBUTT! Just enough of a hit, and Gable covers, TWO! Jey survives but Gable says to get up! Gable then waistlocks, but Jey bucks the O’Conner. Gable comes back but Jey TOSSES him up and out! Then Jey DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and the fans fire up! Jey hurries to put Gable in, climbs a corner, and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Gable stays in this so Jey fires hands! “YEET! YEET! YEET!” Jey pops, locks, takes off the shirt, and ROCKS Gable again! Gable stays on his feet, blocks a kick, but not the DRAGON WHIP!

The fans fire up as Gable goes to one corner, and Jey backs down to the other. Jey runs in, HIP ATTACK! Jey pushes Gable to the drop zone and goes up, only for Gable to trip Jey up! Jey falls from corner to mat and Gable grabs the leg! ANKLE LOCK!! Jey endures, but the lights start turning off! Gable panics and looks around, and everyone knows what this means! Jey SPEARS Gable! Cover, Jey wins!

Winner: Jey Uso, by pinfall

But now the fireflies are coming out…! Jey says bye, and he gets outta there! And now, the fog rolls in and the piano plays… Gable wakes up as the spotlight turns on, and the fans are losing their minds already. Heeere’s Abby! Gable shakes his head and backs away. Gable hurries out of the ring, goes up the ramp, and gets far away from here. As for Abby, she turns around, and she has another package to deliver. She puts the package down in front of Pat. Pat asks if Cole’s gonna get this, and Cole says nope. Surely then, another VHS message has been sent. What will the Wyatt Sick6 have to say tonight?

 

Backstage interview with Sheamus.

Both Jackie Redmond and The Celtic Warrior just saw what we all saw, and he says that was weird. Jackie hopes we’ll get clarity on that tonight. But as for Sheamus, she has to congratulate him. He reaches 15 YEARS as a WWE Superstar, and he’s already done so much! What’s next? Yeah, 15 years and he’s done it all. Well, almost. It takes that many years to truly understand the business. All these young Thundercats, they think they can take shortcuts, but they can’t. Truly, it takes years before you go out there and put on banger after- Wait. Bronson Reed steps in, and he asks if Sheamus is done.

Bronson doesn’t get why we’re talking about Sheamus’ 15 years when it ended with Sheamus losing. Really, they should be talking about Bronson! He is the one with a match tonight because he is the future. Sheamus is just stuck in the past. Wow. Big bloody Bronson, a crybaby. Who would’ve guessed? And surely if Bronson was watching Sheamus’ career these past 15 years, he’d know what happens when you interrupt him. Bronson and Sheamus will settle this in the ring like proper fellas. Bronson says fine, he’ll fight Sheamus any time. Just not tonight. First, Sheamus can watch what Bronson does to Sheamus’ pal, Pete Dunne.

Bronson heads out and Sheamus frowns. Is the Colossal Aussie about to demolish Dunne? Or can the Bruiserweight find a way to stop the Tsunami?

 

Bronson Reed VS Pete Dunne!

Raw returns as Auszilla makes his entrance, followed by Dunne’s. The bell rings and the two tie up. Bronson headlocks, CLUBS Dunne right down, and then eggs Dunne on. Bronson fireman’s carries but Dunne shifts to an ARMBAR! Bronson goes to the ROPEBREAK, Dunne lets go, and then Dunne BOOTS from a corner. Dunne ENZIGIRIS Bronson, keeps moving and he CLOBBERS Bronson outta the ring! The fans fi reup and Dunne PLANCHAS! Direct hit but Bronson still stays up! So Dunne ASAI MOONSAULTS! Then Dunne goes up to the corner, another ASAI MOONSAULT! Bronson finally falls, the fans fire up, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns and Bronson has a chinlock on Dunne. The fans rally, Dunne fights up and he bends Bronson’s fingers! Dunne fires CHOP after CHOP but Bronson HEADBUTTS! Dunne ENZIGIRIS, but Bronson LARIATS! The fans fire up as Bronson lines up a shot. SENTON misses as Dunne moves! Dunne runs up to STOMP the hands! BUZZSAW! Then ENZIGIRI in the corner! And a GAMANGIRI! Dunne pushes Bronson, goes up, and he DOUBLE STOMPS an arm! Bronson staggers, Dunne BUSAIKU KNEES! Cover, TWO! Bronson stays in this but Dunne grabs an arm. Dunne bends the fingers again!

Dunne isolates the arm, and he STOMPS it! Bronson clutches the arm, Dunne wrenches it, but Bronson powers out. Bronson runs up, blocks a boot, but Dunne kicks and kicks with the other leg! Bronson gets mad and he reels Dunne in for a BUCKLE BOMB! And then a SITOUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Dunne survives and the fans fire up! Bronson is mad now and he goes to a corner. Bronson climbs and the fans know what this means. But so does Dunne, and he gets up to GAMANGIRI! Bronson wobbles, Dunne climbs up, and Dunne bends the fingers! But Bronson HOTSHOTS Dunne on ropes! Then TSUNAMI!! Cover, Bronson wins!

Winner: Bronson Reed, by pinfall

Dunne almost tore Bronson’s arm off, but Bronson still crushed Dunne’s body. And now Bronson wants to do it again! Bronson drags Dunne back to the drop zone, but here comes Sheamus! Sheamus storms right into the ring, Bronson goes after him! The fans fire up as Sheamus takes the fight to Bronson! Bronson HEADBUTTS, Sheamus KNEE CAPS! Dunne GAMANGIRIS! Bronson wobbles, Sheamus BROGUES him outta the ring!! The fans fire up as the Brawling Brutes- NO, Dunne doesn’t want a hug! Dunne leaves Sheamus behind, Sheamus doesn’t get why.

 

Sami Zayn says hey to Braun Strowman & The Awesome Truth.

They all shake, and Truth even gives the Intercontinental Champion a hug. Truth, Miz & Braun are preparing for their Six Man Tag but Sami’s going to gorilla first. What will Sami have to say about what’s next for him after Money in the Bank? We’ll find out, after the break.

 

Judgment Day talks backstage.

Damian Priest says they got through MITB, let’s move on. Seth Rollins walks over and says he just wants to talk. Priest tells his guys to go handle their business. Finn, JD & Carlito head out, and Rollins looks at the title. “You know it’s better to be lucky than good. And Saturday, you were very lucky. But you were also very good. Most importantly, you kept your word. The boys didn’t get involved. And since you kept your word, I’m gonna keep my word. I won’t come for the title as long as you’ve got it. But as good as you were on Saturday, if you want to keep that thing, you gotta be better at SummerSlam.”

Rollins goes to leave but Priest stops him. Priest says he did keep his word. And he knows Rollins will keep his. But Priest still has a lot to prove. So that gentleman’s agreement? They can throw that out the window. Once Priest is done with Gunther, if Rollins wants another shot, Priest will gladly go to war with him again. Just name the time and place. Rollins offers a handshake, Priest takes it. Rollins heads out, and then Priest gets a phone call. He answers, and asks where they’re at. But who is it that called?

 

Sami Zayn goes to the ring!

Ottawa fires up as the Intercontinental Champion is here, and he holds up the belt for all to see. Sami also gets a mic, and the fans sing “OLE~! OLE OLE OLE~!” Sami smiles and says, “Well first of all… Let me just say what an honor it is to be standing in this ring, in the nation’s capital, representing Canada as a champion.” The fans cheer that! Sami says Saturday in Toronto, Bron Breakker walked into MITB, he brought his power, his strength, his speed, but he made the mistake of walking in thinking that Sami was the underdog. Sami has said this before but must say it again: He is no longer an underdog, he is a champion!

The fans cheer for Sami again, and he says, “And if I can take a second to be not so humble, to be a little un-Canadian… I have been putting in top level performances in this ring nigh tin, night out, year in, year out, to where I have earned a certain amount of respect in this ring. And it is a respect that Bron Breakker did not bring to Toronto. And that is why Bron Breakker found out the hard way that it is one thing to knock me down, it is another thing to try and keep me down! And I say this not just to Bron Breakker, but-” WAIT. Here comes Bron Breakker himself! And he goes right to the ring, eyes locked on Sami.

Bron steps in the ring, and Sami asks what he is here for. Is Bron looking for a fight? Maybe a rematch? Did Bron come out here to say anything or is he just going to keep staring? Sami pushes the mic into Bron and Bron takes it. Bron says he came out here to look in the eyes the only man in this locker room who says they can beat him. And Bron didn’t think it’d be Sami. But Bron’s a smart guy. He knows how this goes. There is no reason for Bron to get a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship. So he’s been thinking, and SPEAR!! The fans either boo or bark as Bron then drags Sami to rain down fists!

Producers and refs rush out to the ring to stop Bron! Bron lets off, only to jump on Sami again! Bron rains down more fists, but the producers drag Bron back! Pearce tells Bron to get out of here! What is wrong with him? But then Bron just takes off and he SPEARS Sami down again!! Pearce has had it with Bron and he’s ejecting Bron from the building! But now Ilja Dragunov shows up! The Mad Dragon has to be held back and Bron mockingly says, “I’m so scared!” Dragunov checks on Sami, already having seen Bron sideline the likes of Ricochet. Will Bron get what he wants by any means necessary?

 

Sami gets checked by the trainer.

Dragunov says look at this! Pearce sees it. Then Dragunov wants Bron. If Dragunov wants Bron, then he’s got him, tonight! The Mad Dragon fires up, will he burn Bron down for what he’s done?

 

Six Man Tag: The Judgment Day VS Braun Strowman & The Awesome Truth!

Liv Morgan got Finn Balor & JD McDonagh the WWE World Tag Team Championships, but that only raised the ire of the Monster of All Monsters. Braun stands with The Miz & R-Truth, will they all take down their common enemies? Or will the Prince, Ace and prospect, Carlito, be able to deny the Awesome Truth?

But as Awesome Truth step into the ring, they get attacked 3v2! So here comes #ONEBIGSOB!! The Judgment Day is running away around the ring! Braun grabs Carlito by his hair and THROWS him into barriers! Then Truth & Miz get Finn & JD! DOUBLE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS! The fans fire up as Miz then PLANCHAS JD down on the outside! Braun feeds Carlito to Truth as the bell rings! Truth ducks ‘n’ dodges to fire those SHOULDER TACKLES! Truth shouts out his hero, John Cena, and he hits that SPIN OUT BOMB! And then the “You Can’t See Me!” Five Knuckle Shuffle! Fireman’s carry, and another ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!

Truth covers, but Finn runs in! Truth moves, the ELBOW DROP hits Carlito! Truth TOSSES Finn, then he dodges JD and TOSSES him! Braun, Miz & Truth stand tall as the fans fire up, and we go picture in picture!

Braun, Miz & Truth watch Judgment Day closely on the outside, and Truth goes out to fetch Carlito back into the ring. Truth ROCKS Carlito with a right, tags Miz, and the Awesome Truth hit a DOUBLE GUT BUSTER! Miz then KICKS, KICKS and KICKS Carlito! The It Kicks fire off and then Miz winds up, to BUZZSAW! Carlito flops over, Miz powers up, “MASSIVE! BALLS!” But Carlito arm-drags free of the full nelson! Miz BOOTS Carlito, DECKS Finn and KNEES JD down! Carlito CLOBBERS Miz! The ref has to restore order, and Carlito smirks at Truth. Finn & JD mug Miz before sending him back in.

Carlito tags JD, he goes up, and JD soaks up some heat before he FIST DROPS Miz! JD runs in to RAM Miz in the corner, then he snapmares Miz down. Tag to Finn and he slingshot STOMPS! Finn soaks up the heat, but Miz fires body shots! Finn RAMS Miz into the corner again, tags JD, and they mug Miz more. JD drags Miz up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! JD stomps Miz in frustration and then ELBOWS him down. JD whips Miz, drop toeholds him, and Raw returns to single picture as JD drops a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! JD clamps onto Miz with a chinlock, but the fans rally up. Miz fights up, throws hands, but JD DECKS him!

JD CLUBS Miz, brings him over and tags Finn. They mug Miz again, and Finn fires hands. Finn snapmares Miz to KNEE him in the back. Finn clamps on a chinlock but the fans rally up. Miz rises, throws body shots, but Finn knees low. Finn whisp Miz away but Miz kicks Finn! DOUBLE LARIATS collide and both men fall! The fans fire up as they both crawl, hot tag to JD! JD anchors Miz’s leg, drags him back, but Miz hops up. JJD ducks the enzigiri to CLOBBER Miz! JD DECKS Truth and grins at Braun. Braun vows to take JD’s giant head off. Miz dodges JD and reaches out! JD drags Miz back again, but Miz LEAPS, hot tag to Braun!

The fans fire up and JD panics! JD begs for mercy, then he dodges. But Braun CLOBBERS JD on the return! Then he scoop SLAMS JD, hauls him back up, and TOSSES him across the ring! Carlito gets in, Braun ROCKS him! SPLASH in the corner for Carlito, but JD dodges! Hot tag to Finn, Finn leaps in, but JD catches him! CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, JD & Carlito break it! They mug Braun but Braun grabs them both! Braun SHOVES them both, to then CLOBBER them both on the rebound! The fans fire up and Braun sees he’s got people on the tracks! Truth says tag him in! Braun does, and now Truth joins in as Braun’s caboose!

The two go together to CLOBBER Finn! And then they CLOBBER Carlito! JD runs away, Braun and Truth rip up their shirts! Braun high-fives fans, as doe Truth, and they find JD hiding in the timekeeper’s area! JD sees them see him, and he throws chairs! Braun gives chase and JD goes through the crowd! Truth is fired up, “What’s up!?” Truth high-fives everyone, and goes back to the ring, Miz warns him but Finn SHOTGUNS Truth down! Truth falls into Miz, Miz falls, and Finn goes up! COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, Judgment Day wins!!

Winners: Judgment Day, by pinfall

Braun returns to the ring but a little too late! Finn & Carlito regroup with JD, they got the better of Awesome Truth again! Will Miz, Truth & Braun ever live this one down?

 

Pearce talks with Punk.

Pearce knows Punk wants McIntyre back, but he’s half the problem. They want a match, right? But McIntyre is throwing refs around and it’s Punk’s fault. It has to stop. So here’s what Pearce is willing to do. Pearce will call McIntyre, see if he’s in a place mentally to even do business, and they’ll meet. But that means Punk can’t be around. He has to stay home. Punk has already been staying at home. Pearce knows that, and Punk didn’t start this, but he’s also someone who doesn’t back down from a fight. So if Punk stirs up another one, the match, the title aspirations, they’re out the window.

They’ve known each other a long time, so please, go home, pet Larry, and let Pearce handle McIntyre. Punk says okay, he’ll work on getting cleared. Punk leaves, but what terms will McIntyre ask for if they’re to have it out in a match?

 

Liv talks with Dom in the clubhouse.

As good as he is at WWE 2K, they do need to talk about their tag match. She wants to work on double team moves. Dom says he didn’t even want this match, why would he want to do double teams? Liv says they both know Dom wants this as badly as she does. Dom says the only thing he wants that badly is to beat his deadbeat dad. Yeah, that’s what Liv meant. So they need to be on the same page. What? Liv takes the remote, and wants Dom to loosen up. No, he’s fine. Liv says relax. Dom steps back, but falls onto the couch. She says that’s perfect, and she starts stretching his leg out for him! Dom says that isn’t bad…

Liv says yeah, they can do this with or without a match. But then the boys walk in and Carlito says that’s cool. Liv hopes Daddy Dom feels better. Liv leaves and Priest says he doesn’t wanna know what that was. But after all this time, Dom should’ve been done with this. It is not that hard. Carlito says it looks like it is. Carlito, shut up! Dom says Priest is starting to sound like his dad. What? No, Priest is starting to understand Dom’s dad more and more every week. Fine, Dom though the fixed it so he’ll put an end to it, okay? Dom heads out and Priest says Dom’s gonna learn something about consequences.

Finn says yeah, but that aside, what was Priest wanting to tell them? Oh yeah, well… Priest will keep it a secret. Dom’s gonna find out soon enough anyway. Oh~…! Does that mean what it sounds like it means?

 

The third VHS is ready.

Bo Dallas sits in a dark room, a light faintly flashing. “Uncle Howdy” wants to know more about his “family.” Bo’s family… He took those that were discarded, unwanted, and forgotten, and gave them a purpose. And they’re so happy that you remembered them! Because being a glutton for punishment doesn’t make abandonment hurt any less. Joe Gacy is Huskus the Pig Boy! Being forsaken and alone, begging for mercy as the buzzards circle. Dexter Lumis is Mercy the Buzzard! Being lost, overwhelmed. Grief is the price we pay for love. “But now… We must set the captives free. So they need no master.”

Do you think Bo… that they… are sick? “Yes, I do.” Bo smiles, and says, “Then sick is what we’ll be.” They are… the Wyatt Sick6.

 

Gable finds Pearce.

Gable complains that he is avoiding him. Did Pearce see that tape? They’re all talking about Gable! It is clear to an intelligent man like Gable! But what is not clear is why Pearce isn’t dong more about this! Security is lacking and- Pearce calms Gable down, he has an investigation team working on this. But has Gable ever stopped to wonder why he’s the target? Oh, that’s funny, Pearce. Gable will handle everything on his own, huh? He will, but then he expects an apology from everyone here. And maybe a vacation, too? It’s pathetic! Gable storms off, Pearce steps into his office, and Bo is already there waiting… Is Pearce about to get some answers first hand?

 

Damage CTRL speaks.

Iyo Sky says they have lost control. So now DMG CTRL must change. Dakota Kai says they have gotten nothing but disrespect. They are world class talent, so they should not be pushed aside by worthless superstars like Kayden, Katana & Lyra! Tonight, that changes. Tonight, DMG CTRL pushes back and shows what they are truly capable of. Kairi Sane adds that change brings destruction of what was. Tonight, they clip Lyra’s wings, and they dance all over Kayden & Katana. Iyo says because DMG CTRL has lost control, they will take it back! Will they make The Morrigan and the party girls regret ever getting in their way?

 

Bron Breakker VS Ilja Dragunov!

We saw what the Big Bad Booty Nephew has done to Ricochet, Sami Zayn and a few others since coming to Raw, and The Czar wants to be the one that stops him! But will Dragunov break Breakker? Or will Bron once again slay the Mad Dragon?

Raw returns and Bron makes his entrance. The bell rings, Bron dodges Dragunov to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Dragunov lands hard and writhes around. Bron drags Dragunov up, bumps him off buckles, then digs his knee in. The ref counts, Bron lets off, and he hauls Dragunov up. Bron scoops, Dragunov slips free and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Dragunov holds on, drags Bron up, but Bron switches. Dragunov fights the lift, Bron shoves him,  and Dragunov goes through the ropes, CONSTANTINE- NO, Bron dodges that, dodges again, and he CLOBBERS Dragunov! Bron barks, the fans join in, and Dragunov flounders around.

Bron goes after Dragunov in a corner, fires haymakers, but the ref counts. Bron lets off to stalk Dragunov. Dragunov CHOPS, CHOPS and they brawl hands. Dragunov leaps, but into Bron’s arms! Bron gorilla press SLAMS! Cover, TWO! Dragunov survives but Bron scrapes him out of the ring, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Bron has Dragunov in a chinlock. Dragunov fights up but Bron puts him in a corner. Dragunov fights free with kicks, then leaps, into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Dragunov sputters but Bron clamps onto him. Bron CLUBS away on Dragunov’s side, then pulls him in a HALF BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Dragunov endures, pries at Bron’s fingers, and Dragunov stands up. Dragunov HEADBUTTS, HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Bron ROCKS Dragunov, Dragunov ROCKS him back! They go shot for shot, CHOP for CHOP! They fire fast and furious fists and the fans fire up! Dragunov spins to CHOP!

Dragunov CHIPOS a leg, CHOPS the body, but Bron blocks! Bron ROCKS Dragunov, Dragunov waistlocks! Bron elbows free but Dragunov ENZIGIRIS! The fans fire up, Dragunov gets moving, RUNNING KNEE! The fans fire up, Dragunov feeds off it! Dragunov goes to a corner, climbs up, but Bron anchors him! The fans rally, Bron UPPERCUTS then climbs. But Dragunov fires body shots! Dragunov slips under Bron, brings him off the corner, and POWERBOMBS him! The fans fire up as Dragunov climbs again! SUPER SENTON!! But it was a bit double-edged given the damage done to his own body! Dragunov still covers, TWO!!

Bron survives, both men are sputtering, and the fans declare “This is Awesome!” Dragunov rises, Bron drags himself up with ropes. Dragunov goes corner to corner, but into a JUMP KNEE! Bron hauls Dragunov up, fireman’s carries, and GUT BUSTER DROPS! Cover, TWO!! Dragunov survives and Bron is frustrated! But both men should remember they’re each tougher than that. Bron hauls Dragunov up to a Canadian Rack, and then RAMS him into a corner! Dragunov ends up on the top rope that way, but he SLAPS back! And SLAPS, and SLAPS! Bron staggers, Dragunov adjsuts, but Bron goes right up!

Dragunov stops Bron’s Steiner to SLAP him again! Dragunov sees Bron go to the adjacent corner, waves goodnight, and goes COAST2COAST only to miss! Bron runs in to LARIAT Dragunov up and out! The fans bark, Bron goes out the side, and Bron builds up speed! Dragunov BOOTS Bron first! The fans fire up again as Dragunov refreshes the count. Dragunov says “UN! BE! SIEG! BAR!” he runs in, but Bron CHUCKS an armchair!!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by disqualification

Bron doesn’t care about the win, h e just wants to hurt Dragunov! Bron pushes Dragunov into the ring, the ref reprimands, and Bron stands on Dragunov in the corner! But here comes Sami!! Producers try to stop Sami but he goes after Bron with fast hands! Sami LARIATS Bron up and out of the ring! The fans are thunderous for Sami as he now checks on Dragunov. But Bron drags Sami out to POST him! Bron TOSSES Sami over the desk! Pat & Cole move aside but Dragunov is back for more! Dragunov fires forearms, Bron knees low, then he TOSSES Dragunov over the desk! Producers tell Bron to stop but he stands on the desk to roar!

Sami grits his teeth as he sits up and glares up at Bron. Is Bron going to tear everyone and everything apart until he’s standing tall with the title in hand?

 

Damian Priest speaks.

“You see this championship? You see this name plate? It says the name of the world champ, Damian Priest. And at Money in the Bank, I didn’t ask for McIntyre to try and cash in his briefcase. I didn’t ask for Punk to get involved. I understand the talk about all the controversy. But let me ask you this: in recent memory, what champion has not had controversy or some type of interference surrounding his title reign? Go ahead, tell me, I’ll wait.” No, not Logan Paul. No, not Iyo Sky. There isn’t any. Priest is World Heavyweight Champion. He walked into MITB to go to war with Seth Rollins, and he walked out El Campeon.

That is the past, and now tot he future: Gunther. Priest looks forward to this challenge. But the challenge isn’t Gunther, it is to Priest’s greatness. Priest is going to walk in and out of SummerSlam as champion. If Gunther wants Priest to say this to his face, meet him on Priest’s show next week. And when they’re done, even Gunther will rise for El Campeon. Will Der Ring General answer this challenge and have some words of his own to say?

 

The Final Testament speaks.

Karrion Kross says, “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight, I regret to inform you that Kofi Kingston will not be playing the accordion.” They have a good laugh, and Kross says the legends of the old guard will be the death of this place if left unchecked. “They hold the new blood back through political leverage, as they smile and wave for all the world to worship. They are the true enemy of us all. But one way or another, the old guard will make way for the new. Even everybody’s favorite, John Cena, realized his time is almost up.”

Kross knows Xavier Woods hears this. Woods was always a hell of a talent. He even beat Kross where Kofi could not. And if Woods joins Kross, he can become the man he was always meant to be. Or he can stick with Kofi, and Kross hospitalizes Woods the same way. The New Day is dead. Woods is just the last to realize that. So sayeth the Final Testament. Doomsday is coming, will Woods be able to survive it?

 

Six Woman Tag: Lyra Valkyria, Kayden Carter & Katana Chance VS Damage CTRL!

The Morrigan & KC Squared didn’t really have a problem with Iyo, Kairi & Dakota until Iyo, Kairi & Dakota had a problem with them. Will Lyra, Kayden & Katana solve that problem right here tonight? Or will DMG CTRL once again take control of the Women’s Division?

Raw returns as Lyra makes her entrance, followed by her partners in the party girls. They even let Lyra use one of the smoke guns! The trio then heads to the ring, and Lyra even joins in the dancing. The teams stare down, and then they just brawl it out! The ref reprimands, Iyo & Dakota get Lyra & Katana out, then Kairi stomps away on Kayden. Kairi runs in, Kayden puts her on the apron, but Kairi RAMS into Kayden. Kairi goes up and leaps, but Kayden gets under. Kairi says kiss this then! Kairi runs up, Kayden hip tosses her down! Kairi scrambles, tags Dakota, and Dakota runs up, into a hip toss!

Kayden tags Katana and they double whip, trip, and basement dropkick! Katana then slingshot SENTONS, covers, TWO! Katana stands Dakota up but Dakota DECKS her! Dakota fireman’s carries, but Katana swings free to arm-drag! Tag to Kayden, she tags Lyra. Katana sends Kayden in to SPLASH Dakota! Lyra and Kayden each set up as steps, so that Katana can go up, up and METEORA Dakota! Lyra covers, TWO! Lyra drags Dakota up, headlocks, but Dakota powers up and out. Lyra goes up and over, handsprings away, then sweeps the legs! Lyra keeps going and she SHOTGUNS Dakota down! Cover, TWO!

Lyra watches Dakota bails out but Iyo & Kairi jump in. Lyra tags Kayden, and the brawl is back on! KC Squared TOSS the Sky Pirates, then they run to DOUBLE BASEBALL SLIDE! Iyo avoids getting hit, until Lyra WRECKS her with a dropkick! The fans fire up with Lyra & KC Squared while Raw goes picture in picture.

There’s a bit more dancing, and then Kayden fetches Dakota into the ring. Kayden covers, ONE! Kayden drags Dakota over, tags Katana, and they roll Dakota up, TWO! Katana stays on Dakota but Dakota powers up. Dakota lifts, Katana fights that to whip. Dakota reverses, Katana goes up and over then arm-drags! Katana hurries up the corner, but Iyo & Kairi run up! Katana DECKS Kairi, DECKS Iyo, but Dakota YANKS Katana down! Dakota then drags Katana over, tags Iyo, and Iyo tags Kairi. Iyo scoop SLAMS Katana, so that DMG CTRL can TRIPLE DROPKICK her down! Cover, TWO! Katana stays in this and Kairi is annoyed.

Kairi drags Katana up, puts her against the ropes, and CHOPS! Katana goes to a corner, and Kairi stomps away! Kairi then marches from corner to corner, runs back in, SLIDING D! Kairi kicks Katana to a cover, TWO! Kairi covers again, ONE!! Kairi is losing her cool but she bumps Katana off buckles. Tag to Iyo and she runs in to UPPERCUT! Tag to Dakota and she CHOPS Katana. Dakota snapmares Katana, pushes her to a cover, TWO! Dakota clamps onto Katana with a SLEEPER, and then body scissors! Katana endures, fights up, but Dakota keeps her from her corner. Raw returns to single picture as the fans rally up.

Katana reaches out, fires forearms, and repeat. Dakota still holds on, but Katana hits a CODE BREAKER! Dakota staggers back, Iyo tags in! Iyo STOMPS Katana, DECKS Kayden, then swipes at Lyra. Katana runs up, Iyo catches her! Katana is fingertips away! Iyo throws Katana, kicks and whips, but Katana wheelbarrows! Iyo back suplexes it but Katana lands out! Katana dodges Iyo to hot tag Lyra! The fans fire up as The Morrigan rallies on the Evil Genius! SOBAT! KICK! HEADBUTT! KICK! ENZIGIRI! Iyo flounders, Lyra brings her up to fireman’s carry. Iyo fights free, but Lyra steps over to scoop! SITOUT BOMB! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Lyra stays on Iyo. Iyo RAMS Lyra into the corner, Kairi tags in! Iyo waistlocks, Kairi runs up, URAKEN! Lyra falls, Dakota tags in. Dakota & Kairi reel Lyra in to DOUBLE USPLEX, but Kayden makes the save! But then Iyo joins in! Katana does, too! It’s a fight for suplexes, and Lyra’s team TRIPLE SUPLEXES! The fans are thunderous as Lyra then drags Dakota up. Katana tags in then she tags Kayden. Lyra hits a FISHERMAN BUSTER! Kayden helps Katana with the KEG STAND!! Cover, but Iyo MISSILE DROPKICKS Katana onto it! Lyra HEEL KICKS Iyo! Kairi is up top, she FLYING KABUKI ELBOWS Lyra!

Kayden SUPERKICKS Kairi! The fans fire up and Kayden CHOPS Kairi. Kayden whips, Kairi reverses and Dakota DUMPS Kayden out! Dakota POSTS Kayden, Iyo and Kairi coordinate! Kairi builds speed and Iyo gives her the BOOST to FLY onto Katana & Lyra! DMG CTRL fires up, and Dakota BOOTS Kayden! Tag to Iyo, she goes up while Dakota puts Kayden in place. OVER THE MOONSAULT!! Cover, DMG CTRL wins!

Winners: DMG CTRL, by pinfall

Kairi says that is what they were talking about! But wait! Zoey Stark, Shayna Baszler AND SONYA DEVILLE jump in! These three are finally working together to go after DMG CTRL! Shayna goes after Dakota, and she STOMPS that arm! Flashback to years ago with those two! Sonya KNEES Kairi down, but Iyo fights Zoey! She gets mugged 3v1! Zoey used to be Iyo’s partner, and she also cost Zoey at MITB! SUPERKICK!! And then ALLEY-OOF!! And then DEVILLE’S ADVOCATE! Just as DMG CTRL thought they were back on top, these three hunters made them into the hunted! Who will really dominate the Raw Women’s Division now?

 

Backstage interview with Rey Mysterio & Zelina Vega.

Cathy Kelley is with the LWO’s King of Lucha and La Muneca, and they are taking on two opponents they know very well. Do they feel Dom’s reluctance tonight could give them an advantage? Zelina says she doesn’t care. If not for Dom, Zelina would be Women’s World Champion. They all know it! Zelina could’ve used the chair, but what would that have proven? That she’s better than her? That Zelina can outsmart Liv? No, that was obvious the moment they each picked up a microphone. But those two are a hot mess, and will be even more of a mess after tonight.

Rey says yes, a very hot mess. And c’mon, it is a pleasure to team with Zelina. Tonight, the LWO will put an end to this story, and they’ll shut Dom & Liv up, and enjoy doing it. Cathy thanks them for their time, but will things go smoothly for them tonight? Or will Liv have some more tricks up her sleeve?

 

Backstage interview with Shayna, Zoey & Sonya.

Jackie Redmond says we saw what they did out there to DMG CTRL. What is this exactly? Are they together as a team now? And if so, what is their intent? Shayna says this is what’s going on, and it’s something that should’ve happened a long time ago. They just set a message to the entire roster just now about who really runs the Women’s Division. Zoey adds that they are done waiting. They’ve been screwed over twice, from Clash at the Castle to Money in the Bank, all by people who can’t even lace their boots. And Sonya hopes Jackie knows what she’s been trying to do here. She’s been trying to help Shayna & Zoey reach their full potentials as the killers they were meant to be.

And now, DMG CTRL is just the start. That was an example of what happens when you think you run something, but you don’t. It is a warning shot to everyone: They are here, and there is not a damn thing they can do about it. But then speaking of Clash at the Castle, in walk Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn. They say, “Blah, blah, blah.” This new trio wants to run their mouths, but… so long as Alba & Isla have the gold, this is their division. Sonya says not for long, honey. Sonya leads her team away, and we can see Chad Gable talking with Ivy Nile & The Creed Brothers. While things are heating up in the Women’s Tag Division, is Gable working on a new team of his own?

 

Gunther speaks.

“Power, dominance, prestige. That is what my name brings to this sport. How did I become the man whose name strikes fear into every ring all around the world? Der Ring General… The greatest and longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time. The King of the Ring. And soon to be the World Heavyweight Champion. I was not some child watching this for entertainment. I was not some fanboy desperate to live out a ridiculous fantasy. I learned at a young age that all that matters is life is winning. I saw an opportunity in this sport that lacked a powerful figure. WWE had no choice but to call my name. They needed me, I did not need them.”

He embraced NXT UK as his first brand. And all he saw was children chasing fantasies, desecrating this great sport. That is when Gunther realized… He enjoys making people miserable. He resorted power to the ring with unrivaled dominance. He restored honor and prestige to this great sport. That is what is on the line at SummerSlam. Der King General has spoken, but will he make the World Heavyweight Championship sacred?

 

Mixed Tag: Dominik Mysterio & Liv Morgan VS Rey Mysterio & Zelina Vega!

Dirty Dom’s mouth might say one thing, but his behavior tells a different story. He might be more into Liv than he knows, but will tonight be the last time he has to worry about her one way or another? Or will Liv keep “Daddy” wrapped around her finger a little longer?

Raw returns as The LWO make their entrance. Liv and Zelina start, and Zelina says Dom knows he messed up. Liv pushes Zelina, Zelina shoves back, and then Liv takes a swing! Zelina dodges, fires forearms, and the fans fire up. Liv shoves Zelina again, scoops her, but Zelina slips free. Zelina blocks a kick to ELBOW Liv! Zelina sits Liv up to BOOT her down! Cover, TWO! Liv scrambles away to tag Dom! That means Zelina must stand down, and Rey steps in. The fans fire up as father and son circle. Dom shoves Rey, but Rey keeps cool. Dom calls for a knuckle lock, Rey obliges, but then Dom kicks low! Dom fires hands and Rey goes to a corner.

Dom ROCKS Rey, stomps away, then soaks up the heat. Dom whips Rey corner to corner, runs in, but Rey dodges! Dom hits buckles, Rey fires back! Rey goes up, rains down fists and the fans count Dom slips free at four to TRIP Rey up! Rey hits buckles, Dom whips him to ropes. Rey throws Dom by his greasy mullet! Tag to Zelina so Liv is now legal, but then Zelina wheelbarrows with Rey to FLYING RANA! Dom is sent out, Liv runs in! Liv CLOBBERS Zelina, fires hands, then bumps Zelina off buckles. Liv fires hands, the ref counts, but Liv lets off. Liv runs back in to body block! And then she runs in again. Zelina dodges to RAM into Liv!

Zelina climbs up, she rains down fists! The fans count again, Zelina goes all the way to nine, then FACEBUSTERS for ten! Liv sits back in the corner, Zelina runs in, but Dom stands in her way! The fans boo, but Rey jumps in and dropkicks Dom’s legs out! Dom falls right into Liv’s revenge tour! Dom freaks out and scrambles away! Liv follows and says it’s okay, she isn’t upset. But then Zelina METEORAS Liv from the apron! Rey SEATED SENTONS Dom down! The fans fire up as LWO stands tall, and Raw goes picture in picture!

Zelina & Rey wait on Liv & Dom to get up. Zelina goes out to fetch Liv into the ring, and she CLUBS her down. Cover, TWO! Zelina drags Liv up but Liv knees low! And throws her by her hair! Liv crawls away, hot tag to Dom! Dom runs up, Rey dodges and fires hands! Rey ROCKS Dom, whips him, but Dom reverses. Rey KICKS Dom, eggs him on, then dropkicks the legs out again! Dom lands on ropes this time, and Rey dials it up! But Liv trips Rey! The ref missed that, and then Dom CLOBBERS Rey! Dom stomps away at the ropes, covers, TWO! Dom pushes Rey to another cover, TWO! Dom is frustrated but he looms over Rey.

Dom brings Rey up to fire hands, then he whips. Dom UPPERCUTS Rey down! Cover, TWO! Rey is tougher than that and Dom grows more frustrated. Dom talks trash, drags Rey up, and he whips Rey into the corner. Dom then fires body shots and haymakers on Rey! Dom stomps away, lets off, and Liv CHOKES Rey! Zelina protests but Liv gets away with it. Dom soaks up the heat and Liv cheers him on. Dom goes back to Rey, stomps him more, then goes to the apron. Dom then slingshot SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Raw returns to single picture as Dom stalks Rey to a corner. Dom puts Rey up top backwards, then climbs up.

Dom CLAWS at Rey’s mask! Now that is disrespectful! Dom CLUBS away on Rey with crossface forearms, then he puts Rey in the Tree of Woe. Dom stomps away, Rey falls out of the Tree, and Dom brings Rey up. The fans rally for Rey but Liv cheers Dom. Rey flops down, Dom stomps him again. Dom rains down fists and forearms while the fans boo. Dom covers, TWO! Liv cheers Dom on more and he clamps on a chinlock. Rey endures, fights up, and throws elbows. Rey is free, he runs and slides under, but Dom scoops to MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Rey stays in this but Dom stalks him to a corner.

Dom kicks Rey around, “kicks dirt,” then drags Rey up. Dom goes corner to corner and back egain, but Rey ELOBOWS him! Rey goes up, but Dom Electric Chair Lifts! Rey fires hands and RANAS Dom up and out! Liv asks if Dom is okay, but Rey is hurrying for his corner! Hot tag to Zelina! liv steps in and Zelina rallies on her with LARIAT after LARIAT! Zelina bumps Liv off buckles, JUMP KICKS, then pushes Liv out. Zelina runs to KNEE Liv down! Zelina runs again, to SPIKE-RANA! The fans fire up with Zelina and she goes up a corner. Latina Heat from Zelina, before the METEORA! Cover, TWO!

Liv is still in this but Zelina drags her up. Zelina CLUBS Liv, hops on, but no Code Red! Liv kicks Zelina low, grins, and then brings Zelina around. Liv suplexes for Una Amiga! Liv gets Zelina up to DOS AMIGAS! And then she waves to Dom, for THREE AMIGAS! Liv gives us some Morgan Heat, and she scuffs Zelina. Liv lines up a shot, ObLIV- NO! Zelina denies the flatliner, and then DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down! The fans rally up and both women crawl. Hot tags to Dom and Rey! They run in, Rey ducks ‘n’ dodges to then tilt-o-whirl RANA! The fans fire up with Rey and he runs in, but Dom puts him on the apron.

Dom swings but Rey ROCKS Dom first! Rey goes up, SEATED SENTON! Rey keeps going, he whips but Dom sunset flips! Rey rolls through to BUZZSAW! Rey then LIONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Dom stays in this but Rey storms back up. Rey whips, Dom reverses to SUPERKICK! Rey wobbles, Dom reels him in, and Dom suplexes! That’s Uno Amigo! And then DOS- NO, Rey fights free! Rey trips Dom onto ropes again! Rey redials, 619 blocked! So Zelina runs in, basement 619!! Rey goes up a corner and aims, to FROG SPLASH! Cover, LIV BREAKS IT! Zelina runs in to whip but Liv reverses! Into OB- NO, Zelina trips Liv!

Zelina dials it up, 619 for Liv!! The fans fire up as Zelina gets Liv out of the ring. But Liv POSTS Zelina! Rey hoists Dom up top now, climbs up after him, and punches away! But Liv throws a chair into the ring! The ref grabs that and puts it away, only for Liv to YANK Rey down! Dom turns around to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Dom & Liv win!!

Winners: Dominik Mysterio & Liv Morgan, by pinfall

Once again, Liv comes through to help Dom! And he HUGS her!! Liv hops onto Dom and brings him down! Dom is realizing maybe there is something to this. BUT RHEA RIPLEY IS HERE?!?! So Priest DID mean what it sounded like! Mami’s home, and both Dom and Liv are freaking out! Liv gets away from Dom to run away into the night! Rhea lets her go, to get in Dom’s face! She says Dom has some explaining to do. Dom tries to make it all better with a hug, but Rhea pushes past him. Did Dom ruin the best thing he had just to live on the wild side?


My Thoughts:

Another great Raw, and great set up for the turn from MITB to SummerSlam. Great promo segment from Punk and Rollins to establish their part in this story. Or rather, this was them picking up from where things left off before WrestleMania before Rollins lost and took time off. They’re doing such a good job to bring out the complexity of personalities here while referencing continuity in and out of WWE. A lot of what Punk said and what Rollins said can apply back to how Punk got himself in trouble in AEW, and just as much as someone can say “Love it or hate it, this is me,” everyone else can go, “Yeah we definitely hate it.”

But whatever side you take, either Team Punk or Team Rollins, Punk getting Pearce to “undo the suspension” is good story. And while McIntyre and Punk have been at each other the most, Rollins could totally get involved and this becomes a Triple Threat at SummerSlam. On top of that, treat the winner as the next #1 contender since Priest let Rollins off the hook because of all the shenanigans on Saturday. Really good promos from Priest and Gunther to hype up their match, and they’ll have a great face-to-face next week to add on. Priest wants to have a proper 1v1 match with Rollins, but I don’t know, I feel like there’s a chance Gunther wins.

Great stuff with the rest of Judgment Day tonight. Six Man Tag was a lot of fun with Finn, JD & Carlito getting the better of Braun & The Awesome Truth. And then some real saucy stuff with Liv and Dom tonight, because oh man, look who is back! Just as Dom was about to surrender to Liv, Mami’s home and she ain’t happy. We got cut off by Race to Survive: New Zealand again when who really cares, but at least Rhea did the important move of chasing off Liv and rejecting Dom’s hug. She is definitely going to let Dom have it verbally next week, and we’re definitely getting Rhea VS Liv for just an awesome, show-stealing match.

In everything else, we got a really good promo from DMG CTRL to further their story, and we got a very good Six Woman Tag against Lyra, Kayden & Katana. Great win for DMG CTRL out of that, and then what a great surprise in Sonya actually getting Zoey & Shayna on her side. That’s a good trio there, and then good interaction with Alba & Isla. There’s quite a few possibilities for tag title feuds, we might even get another Triple Threat or bigger for SummerSlam to see if Alba & Isla can retain in the same situation they won the titles. Or at least a Triple Threat contenders match of Zoey & Shayna VS KC Squared VS DMG CTRL.

Great stuff in the Intercontinental Championship story. I thought we’d see Sheamus going for the title, but he’s being detoured into a story with Bronson Reed right now. Good win for Bronson against Dunne, and good detail of Dunne not wanting to hang out with Sheamus after the Brawling Brutes fell apart. And it seems Bron and Dragunov might be the ones getting a shot. It’d be really awesome if it was all six, Sami VS Bron VS Dragunov VS Bronson VS Sheamus VS Dunne, but that seems like a lot even for SummerSlam. It would make for a great way to protect Sami while finally giving Sheamus that Intercontinental Championship, though.

And of course, great stuff in the Wyatt Sick6 story. Jey VS Gable was a great match, even with the Wyatts spooking Gable into losing. And then another great promo from Bo Dallas to help us officially know who is who, and why they joined the group. Gable continues to gravitate towards the former Diamond Mine as his potential new “family.” And then Bo showing up in person in Pearce’s office, that was a nice detail. They might even set up the official in-ring debut of Wyatt Sick6, because that’s happening one way or another.

My Score: 8.9/10


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

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!

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The word of the day is “Rampage!”

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

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

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

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

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

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

 

The Conglomeration speaks.

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

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

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

 

Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

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

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

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

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

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

 

Holo.grm loads up.

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

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

 

The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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

Cody Rhodes won’t back down!

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The American Nightmare is seeing red!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

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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