Week of 4/28/2014 - 5/4/2014 (Monday - Thursday)
Smackdown got a 1.77, down from last week's 1.96.
Former WCW announcer Lee Marshall passed away.
Monday Night Raw
Date: April 28, 2014
Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler
It's the go home show for Extreme Rules and we've got most of the card set. The main stories are of course Daniel Bryan vs. Kane and Evolution vs. Shield with the latter being the bigger match of the two. Things are still solid after Wrestlemania but it feels like something is missing as we head into the follow up. Let's get to it.
We open with a recap of the Wyatts vs. Cena last week and Bray cradling Cena's head to end the show in a disturbing scene.
There's a cage around the ring in the arena and here's John Cena to a good reaction. Cena had a disturbed look on his face and wants to know why the fans put him in a 3-1 handicap match last week. He seems hurt by the idea because the fans gave him no chance last week. John believes the statement that you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Ten years ago in this building, John Cena was drafted to Raw (it was nine years ago) and the fans cheered for him.
Now it's ten years later and the fans aren't cheering him as much because they've moved on to Bray Wyatt. Cena knows that he can't do this forever and he has to step aside at one point. He loves that idea though because he sees a bunch of people in the locker room ready to take his spot like Reigns, Rollins, Cesaro and Bryan. Cena even knows names like Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn from NXT because they have the same passion that he has to entertain the people.
Bray Wyatt doesn't have that passion because Wyatt's passion is Bray Wyatt. On Sunday, the Wyatt Family will be kept out and Bray's message will be kept in. If Wyatt escapes, his message and corruption will continue to manipulate and the world won't have a chance. The Wyatts hack the feed but we only hear what sounds like a group of children singing He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
The lights come back up and there's a whole choir of children on the stage in black robes singing the song. Bray and the Family come out with the lantern to sing as well and the children follow him to the ring. Bray gets them to sing about having the whole Cenation and the Big Bad Monster in his hands as well.
The lights go out save for the lantern and when they come back on, all of the kids are wearing the sheep masks. Cena has no idea what to do. One of the kids is sitting on Bray's lap as he laughs like a demonic villain. A closeup of the kid's mask takes us to a break. This was one of the most bizarre and disturbing things I can ever remember watching.
Tag Team Titles: Usos vs. Ryback/Curtis Axel
Usos are defending and the challengers now have team music. We even get Big Match Intros before it's Axel vs. Jey to start. Cole suggests that the Usos are in trouble here, despite being on fire for months and beating this team before. A quick cross body puts Axel down and it's off to Ryback who misses a splash, allowing for the tag off to Jimmy. The challengers are sent to the floor and there are the double dives to put them down. Jey is holding his ankle though as we head to a break.
Back with Axel cranking on Jimmy's arm as the trainer is checking on Jey's ankle. A running knee to the head puts Jimmy down and it's off to Ryback for a series of covers and two each. Jey is able to knock Ryback down and suplexes Axel down onto him, allowing for the tag to a taped up Jey. The injury doesn't seem to matters as Jey comes in with a cross body for two on Axel and a superkick to Ryback. There's a Samoan drop and the running Umaga attack for two but a blind tag brings in Ryback.
A spinebuster gets two on Jey and Ryback pounds on his own chest. The Meat Hook is blocked by another superkick and Jey fires off some chops, only to be taken down by a regular clothesline. Shell Shock is countered into a sunset flip for two but Ryback takes him down again. The Usos make their own blind tag though, so as Axel hits the PerfectPlex, Jimmy dives in with the Superfly Splash for the pin on Curtis at 11:16.
Adam Rose debuts next week.
Heyman tells Cesaro to not listen to RVD about Heyman's morals or business practices. This of course turns into a discussion about Undertaker's Streak being broken when he messed with Heyman. Paul admits that he's a ruthless liar and completely unethical but he takes his clients to the top. That's all Cesaro needs to hear.
We recap Kane attacking Bryan last week. Stephanie will apologize later tonight.
Kane's mask is in its case.
Sheamus vs. Titus O'Neal
Titus jumps Sheamus during his entrance and sends him into the barricade a few times. Sheamus tastes the post as well before being sent into the ring for some right hands to the face. He says he's ready to go though and we have a bell. Titus is on him again and hammers in the corner as Sheamus still has his shirt on....but he hits the Brogue Kick anyway for the pin at 35 seconds. And the annoying booking of Sheamus continues.
You should Bolieve.
Dolph Ziggler is in the ring in street clothes to talk about how this is his favorite time of the year. The weather is nicer, the girls look a little bit better, and the superheroes return to the ring. He's talking about explosions, things being thrown all over the place and total chaos. But enough about his place on a Saturday night. Here's a clip from the new X-Men movie. Ziggler brings out X-Men star Hugh Jackman who plays to the crowd quite well.
Jackman talks about how much he loves Raw because anything can happen. Ziggler says that's true and shows us a clip of Hugh knocking Ziggler out so Zack Ryder could get a pin. Dolph says Jack Swagger has hit him harder than that and they bury the hatchet. This brings out Damien Sandow in a Magneto costume to brag about how a supervillain is now played by someone with intelligence.
They trade some insults and Sandow says tonight the two of them will meet their fate. Jackman touches the cape as Ziggler looks like he's about to lose it. Sandow displays his power by trying to pull the microphone out of Jackman's hands but gets hiptossed and Zig Zagged instead. I'm not sure what to say about this one.
We look at Evolution reforming and Shield destroying a bunch of people on Smackdown.
Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
Before the match, Heyman has a joke for us. Knock Knock. Who's there? Mike. Mike who? Mike lient Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker's Streak at Wrestlemania. Heyman promises to never mention the Streak again before bragging about Cesaro winning the battle royal.
Swagger tries an early suplex but gets countered into rolling gutwrench suplexes. They head outside with Cesaro being sent into the barricade for two before Swagger cranks on a double chicken wing. Swagger loads up the Vader Bomb but Heyman goes after Zeb's mustache for a distraction, allowing Cesaro to hook a German suplex for the pin at 3:17.
We look at the opening segment again.
Cena has nothing to say about what happened earlier.
The mask is still in the case.
Cody Rhodes vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio quickly takes him down for two but Cody comes back with a clothesline and slam for two of his own. Not that it matters as Alberto hits him in the head again and gets another near fall off a belly to back suplex. Cody hits a dropkick but walks into the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker to set up a chinlock. Back up and the springboard dropkick is countered with a punch to the ribs, setting up the armbreaker from Del Rio for the submission at 3:20.
Cody walks away from Goldust again post match.
Heyman and Cesaro have a meeting in the back.
Alexander Rusev vs. Xavier Woods
Squash for about 40 seconds until R-Truth runs in for the DQ. The team knocks Rusev to the floor and stands tall before their handicap match on Sunday.
We see John Cena granting three Make-A-Wishes this morning.
RVD is ready to beat Bad News Barrett tonight. Zeb Colter comes in and suggests an alliance against their common enemy in Paul Heyman but RVD declines.
Los Matadores vs. 3MB
McIntyre and Slater here. The pre show match on Sunday is a, I kid you not, Wee L C match involving all of these guys plus the small ones. McIntyre sends Diego into the corner to start before it's off to Slater. Heath doesn't do all that well and it's quickly off to Fernando who cleans house. The announcers of course spend the match making short jokes as Torito Gores Mahal's groin into Hornswoggle's head. Back in the ring and Slater hits an elevated DDT on Fernando for the pin at 2:19. JBL: OH MY GOD 3MB WON! BARRY HOROWITZ IS ROLLING OVER IN HIS GRAVE AND HE'S NOT EVEN DEAD!
Post match Hornswoggle misses a dive and crashes on the floor. Torito dives on 3MB.
Here's Stephanie for the apology to Bryan. She calls out the champ and gets both him in a neck brace (minus belts) and Brie Bella who leads the YES chants. Daniel says he almost believed Stephanie when she was telling Kane to stop last week but she's full of lies. Stephanie says she deserves that and the truth is she and HHH never wanted Bryan to be WWE Champion. Emotions ran high and got out of control.
Bryan says Stephanie's emotions ran high, so how do you think his wife felt when the Authority was trying to take him out and had to let him do it on his own. Stephanie apologizes again and says she knows what it's like for your husband to be in an ambulance. She's sorry on behalf of the entire family for unleashing the demon and for everything else she's done. Daniel still doesn't buy it so she asks him to come down to the ring to convince him face to face.
Bryan says he's going to see a liar if he gets in the ring and that Kane will be here at the snap of a finger. His head hurts and he can't move his neck, but he's never given up in his life. He's been cleared for Sunday and if Kane takes him down, Bryan is taking Kane with him. Stephanie says she can give them something to make up for what happened last week. She offers Brie a Divas Title match tonight but Bryan says he'll be there with her. The match is right now.
Divas Title: Paige vs. Brie Bella
Paige is defending. Before the match we cut to the back and see that the mask is gone. They trade some holds to start with Brie taking over with a flying mare and dropkick for two. Paige screams a lot and slams Brie into the mat before getting two off a northern lights suplex. Brie comes back with a kick to the face and a hard running knee. She goes up top but gets punched in the gut, setting up a nice superplex to put both girls down. Not that it matters as we've got Kane.
Daniel is waiting for him in the aisle but Kane comes up through the ring and tries to pull Brie down. Bryan tries to make a save but the neck injury slows him down. Kane stalks Brie as Bryan is down on the floor. He drags her to the hole but Bryan comes in with I think a wrench to knock Kane silly. Of course he sits up as Bryan tells Brie to get out. A chokeslam leaves Bryan laying. She gets back in like an imbecile and has to scramble away from Kane as he tries to drag her into the hole. Bryan is helped to the back by medics. The match went to a no contest at about 2:20.
Back from a break and a doctor is checking on Bryan when Stephanie comes in again to apologize. Bryan says he'll be at Extreme Rules and will make her regret dragging Brie into this. Brie yells at Stephanie and calls her something you don't say to your boss.
We look at the opening segment again.
Cena says the choir freaked him out but he knows the crowd hasn't turned their backs on him. The crowd was still reacting to him and that gives him hope. Cena is ready for Sunday and will buy Bray a singing mule. The singing ends on Sunday.
Bad News Barrett is on his podium and has some BAD NEWS for RVD. The slogan for the company is Then, Now and Forever. RVD should only be Then, because he's only living on the past.
Intercontinental Title #1 Contenders Tournament Finals: Rob Van Dam vs. Bad News Barrett
Winner gets Big E. for the title on Sunday. Feeling out process to start with Rob taking him down to the mat with a headlock. Barrett misses a charge and falls to the floor, setting up a moonsault from the apron to take down Bad News. Back in and Barrett sends Rob out to the floor almost immediately before doing the thumb pointing. They head inside again with Rob getting two off a rollup but getting thrown into a kick to the ribs in the corner.
Back from a break with Barrett holding a chinlock. Winds of Change get two and a neckbreaker gets the same for Barrett. We hit the chinlock again for a bit before Rob fights up and nails a superkick. Some clotheslines and the step over kick look to set up Rolling Thunder but here's Cesaro for a distraction. Swagger intercepts Cesaro but Rob has to duck the Bull Hammer. Rolling Thunder connects but Cesaro distracts him from the Five Star, allowing Barrett to get his knees up. Bull Hammer sends Barrett to Extreme Rules at 11:22.
Post match Cesaro goes after Van Dam but Swagger lays him out with a gutwrench powerbomb. Van Dam beats up Swagger though and hits the Five Star on Swagger.
We look at Shield destroying people on Smackdown again.
Shield says they've passed Evolution by. Rollins holds up his fist and says it's the new symbol of excellence (the name given to the four fingers of the Horsemen). Reigns says Evolution looks more like the past.
Ambrose has to defend the US Title against Alberto Del Rio, Ryback and Curtis Axel in a handicap match on Smackdown.
Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns
Orton has Batista and HHH with him and comes out to the Evolution theme. Before the match, HHH says Shield is starting to remind him of Evolution. There's a problem with that though: Evolution is still here and they'll never be that good. Shield hits the ring....and here's Ric Flair.
Ric looks bombed and asks if this is St. Louis, Missouri. He's had a lot of fun in this town but says it's great to be back in a ring with people who know what this business is all about: dominance. Flair talks about everything coming full circle, including greatness. Tonight he's surrounded by superstars who exemplify power, style and greatness. By that he means the Shield and shakes all three of their hands. With that he leaves and Evolution is shocked.
We actually get a bell at 11:05 and Reigns hammers away but gets caught by a headbutt and right hands. They head outside and fight over a suplex with Reigns getting the better of it. Orton reverses a whip to send Reigns into the steps before taking it back inside for a chinlock. A hard clothesline puts Reigns on the floor but he fights out of the Elevated DDT.
The running clothesline and a right hand have Orton reeling and Reigns heads to the floor for the apron dropkick. Back in and HHH breaks up the Superman Punch as the brawl is on. The fans are WAY into this as Ambrose is thrown across the anounce table. Back inside and the Superman Punch connects but Reigns goes to the floor to get in on the fight for the DQ at 4:50.
Post match Evolution destroys Shield with spinebusters and slams. HHH loads up a Pedigree on Ambrose but Rollins makes the save with a springboard knee to the face. HHH is left alone and Reigns lays him out with the spear. Orton and Batista try to break up the Triple Bomb with chairs but get kicked in the face, allowing Shield to stand tall to end the show.
Usos b. Ryback/Curtis Axel Superfly Splash to Axel
Sheamus b. Titus O'Neal Brogue Kick
Cesaro b. Jack Swagger German suplex
Alberto Del Rio b. Cody Rhodes Cross armbreaker
Alexander Rusev b. Xavier Woods via DQ when R-Truth interfered
3MB b. Los Matadores Elevated DDT to Fernando
Paige vs. Brie Bella went to a no contest when Kane interfered
Bad News Barrett b. Rob Van Dam Bull Hammer
Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton went to a no contest when Evolution interfered
Raw got a 3.25, up from last week.
WWE has released NXT talents Danny Burch, Oliver Grey, Shaul Guerrero and Mason Ryan.
Date: May 1, 2014
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Tom Phillips, William Regal, Byron Saxton
We've got a big show to build towards now, meaning things should start coming together in the near future. On top of that we've got a challenge from Adam Rose to face Camacho at some point in the future, which isn't a terrible idea for an opponent for Rose, especially when he'll be in WWE very soon. Let's get to it.
HHH is in the ring to open the show to talk about how awesome NXT is and how much of an impact it's having on WWE with people like Paige. The fans think this is awesome. You can tell when this was taped as HHH has a sore throat. Taking over WWE is a good idea, so on May 27, there will be a two hour special called NXT Takeover.
Tyson Kidd vs. Bo Dallas
Bo has new music. Feeling out process to start as the fans chant for Total Divas of all things. Dallas grabs a headlock but Tyson fights out and sends him into the corner for a dropkick. A suplex looks to set up a missile dropkick but Bo rolls outside before anything can happen. Dallas takes over with a dropkick for two as the fans are singing He's Got The Whole World In His Hands. An elbow drop gets two for Dallas and we hit the cravate.
Tyson fights up with elbows but misses a dropkick of his own to give Bo a two. Back to the cravate as the announcers actually talk about the history of the two wrestlers in the ring. Like actual commentary you might say. Tyson fights up again but charges into an elbow in the corner. Now the fans chant for Tyson Kidd as he comes back with kicks to the ribs and one to the head for two. A belly to belly gets two for Dallas and a bulldog gets the same as frustration is setting in. Tyson goes up top but gets crotched down, only to kick Dallas in the head, setting up the Blockbuster for the pin at 7:20.
The fans are all over Dallas and sing the Goodbye song as he freaks out even more.
Camacho says his parties are better than Adam Rose's. Adam comes up and calls Camacho a silly little rabbit and says it doesn't matter if it's NXT, WWE, NYC or Hawaii, it's party time all the time when Adam Rose is around. A party breaks out.
Here are the brackets for the Women's Title tournament.
Bayley says winning the title is more important than ten hugs from John Cena.
Sasha promises to beat the smile out of Bayley.
Women's Title Tournament First Round: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
Sasha drives shoulders into the corner to start but gets rolled up for a quick two. A backslide and second rollup get two each for Bayley and she comes off the middle rope into an armdrag. Bayley hugs Sasha in the corner and throws in a slap for good measure before a suplex gets two.
Banks sends her into the corner as Regal picks Alicia Fox as the favorite for the tournament. A very high backdrop gets two for Bayley and some running ax handles put Banks down again. The Belly to Bayley connects but Sasha gets in the ropes. Bankrupt gets two for Banks but she comes back with a backstabber and a modified crossface for the submission at 4:00.
We look at Brodus Clay's heel turn and attacks on Neville.
Adam Rose vs. Danny Burch
Regal apparently got to go to one of Rose's parties recently. Tom: Why didn't I get invited? Regal: No one likes you. Burch shoves him into the corner to start but Rose prances around to get on his nerves. Rose is all ticked off and destroys Burch before finishing him off with a kind of facebuster called the Party Stopper for the pin at 2:49.
Post match the party comes out but Camacho sneaks in and destroys a masked man.
Brodus says he's destroying Adrian Neville tonight because he's the baddest man in the world.
Women's Title Tournament First Round: Natalya vs. Layla
Layla says she's getting what she wants like she always does. Natalya takes over to start but Layla pulls the hair and kicks Natalya in the ribs for two. We hit a double arm crank for a bit before Natalya fights up, only to be pulled right back down to the mat. Back to the arm crank until Natalya fights up and nails a snap suplex. A clothesline looks to set up the Sharpshooter and the second attempt works for the submission from Layla at 3:23.
Adrian Neville's teeth are back and he'll win tonight, but not by countout.
Mojo Rawley vs. Oliver Grey
Rawley runs him over in the corner to start and Hyperdrive ends Grey at 1:00.
Post match Aiden English comes down and tells Rawley to get out of his ring. English jumps Rawley and is quickly dispatched.
NXT Title: Brodus Clay vs. Adrian Neville
No DQ and Clay is challenging. Clay tries to grab the title and gets elbowed in the head. A low bridge sends him to the floor and Adrian dives on him as the opening bell rings. Back in and Adrian fires off kicks but can't launch the Red Arrow. Adrian is sent hard into the corner as Clay takes over with a running splash. Fans: PLEASE DON'T EAT HIM! A suplex and elbow drop get two on Neville and it's time to work on the ribs.
Clay throws him over his shoulder for a backbreaker but Adrian rakes the eyes to escape. Some kicks to the head don't do much to Clay so he powerbombs Neville in half. A middle rope splash connects for two and Regal is in shock. Clay goes to the floor and grabs the belt but Adrian kicks it into his chest, setting up the Red Arrow to retain the title at 5:30.
Tyson Kidd b. Bo Dallas Blockbuster
Sasha Banks b. Bayley Crossface
Adam Rose b. Danny Burch Party Stopper
Mojo Rawley b. Oliver Grey Hyperdrive
Adrian Neville b. Brodus Clay Red Arrow
Date: May 1, 2014
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz
Sacrifice was this past Sunday and not a lot has changed. Given the card though, that's not really a big surprise. The next PPV is in June which sounds far better than having it May when TNA won't be ready for another show. Other than that there really isn't anything set up as Young is still champion and beat Magnus clean, meaning he needs a new challenger. Let's get to it.
We open with Bully Ray spray painting something on a table.
Eric Young talks about how real it is that he's still champion and goes into MVP's office. The boss congratulates him on his win and says Eric can prove his worth every week. That's cool with Eric so here are Gunner, Mr. Anderson and Bobby Roode. They'll draw cards from a deck. The lower two cards will face off and the winner faces the high card, with the winner of that getting a World Title shot. Anderson and Gunner tie while Roode gets an ace, meaning it's Anderson vs. Gunner first and the winner faces Roode for the title shot. This is all tonight apparently.
Here's Magnus with something to say. He isn't cool with not being in the World Title competition tonight and demands that MVP come out here and explain that decision. Instead he gets Abyss through the crowd. The brawl is on and Abyss lays Magnus out with a chokeslam. He pulls out a chair as the fans want Janice. They get what they want but Magnus bails. The announcers play up the idea that Abyss may not have a contract, despite him getting a World Title shot two weeks ago.
Here's Ray with a table and holding his ribs. He holds the table up and it says DIXIE. Ray says he might not be as big and fat as he used to be but he can promise one thing: if he sees Dixie in this building tonight, she's going through that table.
Dixie arrives and has nothing to say.
In the back Spud tried to hide Dixie but she's not afraid.
Mr. Anderson vs. Gunner
Winner faces Roode later tonight for a title shot. Feeling out process to start as they trade some headlocks. Gunner's advantage doesn't last long as Anderson shoves him off and puts on a headlock of his own. A hammerlock doesn't work all that well for Mr. either so he hooks another headlock. Gunner catches a charging Anderson in a fall away slam but James Storm interferes because the feud isn't over yet. Storm gets knocked to the floor before accidentally kicking Anderson in the back of the head, allowing Gunner to hit an F5 for the pin at 3:47.
Magnus comes in to see someone who looks like former NXT talent Kenneth Cameron. Back from a break and that's who it seems to be, though he's going by Bram here. They seem to know each other and Bram wants Magnus to get back to his roots. A fight nearly breaks out but Bram says he's here for Magnus' own good.
Ethan Carter III is in the ring and says he's facing Kurt Angle in the ring next week. Fans: WHERE'S YOUR BOYFRIEND??? Tonight Ethan is going to have an exhibition with Rockstar Spud. They grapple around for a bit with Ethan of course getting the better of it. Ethan tells Spud to assume the position so Spud gets on all fours. Carter: That's a little too much position. This brings out Angle who says that was stupid. Next week Carter will be facing a new Kurt Angle. It's one that's out for blood and revenge because Carter has ticked him off. Next week, the undefeated streak ends.
We see Rebel and Knux's segment from Sunday, saying they'll be here with two of their friends named The Freak and Crazy Steve next week.
Bobby Roode vs. Gunner
Winner faces Young tonight for the World Title. Roode takes him down into the corner and stomps away to start but Gunner fights back with power and a backdrop for two. Roode sends him out to the floor and into the steps as he takes over. Back in and Gunner charges into an elbow in the corner and we hit a double arm crank.
A dropkick to the ribs puts Gunner down again but he comes back with ax handles to the chest. Gunner hits a running knee to the chest and loads up the F5, only to be raked in the eyes. Roode's O'Connor Roll is blocked and Gunner grabs a DDT for two. The Roode Bomb is countered and Gunner hits a slingshot suplex, only to walk into the Roode Bomb for the pin at 6:00.
The Beautiful People get a letter saying their clothes are inappropriate. Angelina's solution: put on evening gowns and strip them off.
Here's Dixie with security to set up the table with her name on it in the ring. She brags about putting Ray through a table and injuring his ribs in the process. Ray needs to be afraid of Dixie, but here's the Bully to disagree. The fans want to see her go through a table and Ray likes the idea as well. He tells security to get out of his way because they all want to see her go through a table. They actually listen, only leaving three guards for Dixie. Ray charges the ring and throws them all off before loading up the powerbomb. This brings out MVP, who says both of them are suspended from the Impact Zone for this. Ok then.
Willow vs. James Storm
Storm hammers away to start but Willow escapes the Eye of the Storm and hits a few dropkicks to take over. A mule kick sends Storm into the corner and a cartwheel into a right hand to the jaw drops him down. There's the slingshot dropkick followed by a Twisting Stunner to send Storm outside. Willow slides through the ropes and drops an elbow to the ribs in a nice move. Storm is stood up next to the barricade for Poetry in Motion off the steps. Willow gets a chair but misses a running Fameasser onto the steps with it to put him down on the floor. Storm pulls out the beer bottle and shoves the referee for the DQ at 4:03.
Post match Willow hits Storm with the umbrella and stalks him up the ramp, right into a Mic Check from Anderson.
The Bro Mans and Zema blame MVP for losing their titles so he uts them in a six man tag against the Wolves and a surprise partner. The three of them leave and Ray comes in to yell at MVP. He says he gave MVP the job at Lockdown but MVP shouts him down and suggests that Ray do something outside of the arena.
Eric Young says there's history between him and Roode, but he knows Roode better than anyone.
Zema Ion/Bro Mans vs. Wolves/Sanada
It's a brawl to start with the Wolves LAUNCHING Ion over the top onto the Bro Mans. They howl, setting up a double suicide dive followed by a plancha from Sanada to take out Zema. Back inside and Robbie's chops have no effect on anyone as he's left all alone. Jesse and Ion get back up to take Eddie down as the heels get their first advantage. Edwards nips back up though and enziguris Ion down.
The Bro Mans are sent to the floor again and it's hot tag to Richards to clean house. Ion is thrown into the air for a kick to the ribs as Tenay announces Bro Mans vs. Wolves for the titles next week in a ladder match. The Bro Mans come back in to break up a cover but it's a tag off to Sanada as Ion is left alone 3-1. All three good guys go up top, setting up the stomp from Edwards, a moonsault from Sanada and another stomp from Richards for the pin at 3:39.
Here are the Beautiful People in evening gowns with Angelina saying they're going to take it all off. They start but stop almost immediately because the people don't deserve it. This brings out Gail Kim who says they're making a mockery of the division. She's going to make sure the Beautiful People get stripped and the attack is on. Velvet bails and Angelina escapes a few seconds later. Gail gets the belt as Madison Rayne and Brittany sneak up and rip the gowns off the Beautiful People.
TNA World Title: Eric Young vs. Bobby Roode
Roode gets a jobber entrance. Feeling out process to start with Young grabbing an armdrag into an armbar. A dropkick staggers Roode and we take our last break. Back with Roode sending him over the top and out to the floor before a whip sends him into the steps. Roode throws him back in and puts on a seated full nelson. Eric fights back up and takes out a cameraman by mistake before nailing a belly to belly.
Roode bails to the floor and gets taken down by a suicide dive. Back in and Bobby grabs a quick spinebuster for two before the piledriver gets the same for Young. The Roode Bomb gets two as well and they slug it out with the champion taking over. Roode nails an enziguri but can't hit a Roode Bomb out of the corner. Instead Eric shoves him to the mat and hits the top rope elbow for the pin at 13:23.
Ray is in the back and says he's going to Nashville.
Gunner b. Mr. Anderson F5
Bobby Roode b. Gunner Roode Bomb
Willow b. James Storm via DQ when Storm shoved the referee
Wolves/Sanada b. Bro Mans/Zema Ion Top rope double stomp to Ion
Eric Young b. Bobby Roode Top rope elbow
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