Week of 1/2/2017 - 1/8/2017

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    Monday Night Raw
    Date: January 2, 2017
    Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
    Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves

    Welcome to the new year and welcome to the official Road to Wrestlemania. It's a stacked show this week with three matches announced, including a Last Man Standing match between Braun Strowman and Sami Zayn. On top of that we have the return of Goldberg, which will be followed by the return of Brock Lesnar next week. Let's get to it.

    Here's Mick Foley, who has lost a lot of hair to go with his weight loss, to open the show. After showing us that he wrote the name of the town on the back of his hand to avoid any further issues, here are Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho to talk about the shark cage. Owens has to say Jericho is being hung up like a sexy pinata before ripping into Foley for giving Roman Reigns another title shot.

    Jericho laments Foley putting him in the Cage of Jericho “and locking me in man.” For some reason, this makes Foley want to see the Kevin Owens Show tonight, featuring Goldberg as the first guest. Jericho accuses Foley of abusing his power so here's Stephanie McMahon to cut them off.

    Tonight, Reigns is defending the US Title against Jericho and if Roman is counted out or disqualified, the title changes hands. Stephanie brings up the ratings loss last week (STOP MAKING THAT A PLOT POINT!) so tonight it's Owens vs. Rollins with the loser being banned from ringside for the US Title match.

    Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins

    Non-title. Owens bails to the floor to start and takes back to back suicide dives but the champ starts stomping away back inside. Seth gets two off a Blockbuster and we take a break. Back with Owens getting two off the backsplash and Cole repeating the stipulations, which doesn't make me feel much better.

    Rollins gets backdropped to the floor for a big crash but the Cannonball only hits the barricade. Back in and Rollins scores with an enziguri but has to get some blood back into his leg. The Sling Blade drops Owens again and Owens is sent outside where he hits Rollins with the bell for the DQ at 11:49.

    Karl Anderson vs. Cesaro

    Sheamus is on commentary. They trade some big power shots to start with Cesaro getting the upper hand as you might expect. We take an early break and come back with Cesaro suplexing him down, giving us a discussion of how strong Cesaro is. Anderson kicks him in the chest so Cesaro uppercuts him in the chin over and over. This prompts a Paula Abdul reference from Saxton, which just makes me want to go watch some old MTV.

    Cesaro climbs the corner for a twisting crossbody but a spinebuster gets two. Sheamus goes to the ring to deal with Gallows, prompting Graves to wonder why Sheamus wasn't down there from the start. The running knee staggers Cesaro but he catches Anderson on the top. Sheamus goes after Gallows though and that knocks Cesaro off, setting up a top rope neckbreaker to give Anderson the pin at 10:50.

    Recap of Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman.

    Video on Goldberg vs. Lesnar plus Goldberg entering the Royal Rumble.

    Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman

    Last man standing, meaning Sami is about to die. Sami gets in a jab and tries some kendo stick shots but Braun just breaks it over his leg. Another stick gets about the same treatment and the moonsault off the barricade is pulled out of the air. A few rams into the post have Strowman staggered until he punches Sami to block the diving DDT. Some clotheslines drop Sami, whose offense is shrugged off over and over again.

    Back with Sami being sent off the ramp as the match goes out of the arena, meaning the fans can't see. As you might expect, this earns some widespread booing. Sami finally sends Braun into the equipment cases so Strowman throws him on top of them. Strowman THROWS A CASE AT HIM and thankfully it doesn't cause a bad case of death.

    Sami cracks him in the back with a chair as they stagger back into the arena. That just earns Zayn a toss onto the stage, followed by a whip into the screen. Zayn chairs him again and Braun is staggered, followed by a crossbody to put Strowman through some tables for a six count but Strowman is reeling.

    Sami swings again but Braun grabs the chair and drags him up onto the ramp in another scary power display. The powerslam on the floor gives Braun a seven so Strowman just unloads on him with knees to the head and right hands. Another powerslam on the floor ends Sami at 15:48.

    Sami does a stretcher job but Strowman turns it over.

    Video on the Gentleman's Duel from 205 Live.

    Jack Gallagher gives New Day dueling lessons with umbrellas. The hip swivel doesn't please Gallagher and he walks off.

    Here's New Day for their New Year's Resolution. 2016 was a good year for them due to setting the Tag Team Title record so now they're entering the Royal Rumble. Before they can announce their resolutions though, here's Titus O'Neil doing the New Day entrance and throwing in some dancing. He thinks New Day needs a fourth member and even dances to his own whistle. Titus thinks he would look great on the cereal box but Woods thinks it should be on a milk carton. A match is set up and Titus punches Woods in the jaw.

    Xavier Woods vs. Titus O'Neil

    Woods kicks away at the legs to start but gets slammed right back down. We hit a chinlock for a bit as the announcers discuss Titus' dancing abilities. Woods gets in some more kicks and low bridges O'Neil to the floor. The back to back backbreakers drop Woods but he grabs a sunset flip for the pin at 3:52.

    Bayley comes in to talk to Stephanie about last week's match against Charlotte. Stephanie never wanted Bayley on this show because she's just a kid compared to a woman like Charlotte. Bayley says she doesn't have the famous last name but she belongs here because she's just who she is. That earns her a #1 contenders match against Nia Jax.

    Cedric Alexander and Alicia Fox run into Noam Dar, who apologizes but hits on Alicia even more.

    Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak

    Gulak takes him down to start as the announcers talk about how tough Drew is for his lack of kneepads. Cedric gets in a quick dropkick to take over but Tony Nese goes after Alicia, setting up a rollup with trunks to give Gulak the pin at 2:25.

    US Title: Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho

    Owens is banned from ringside, Reigns is defending and loses the title if he gets counted out or disqualified. The champ runs Jericho over to start as the fans are split on Reigns. A middle rope dropkick gets two for Jericho so Reigns comes back with his string of clotheslines. Reigns tries the apron dropkick but crashes into the post instead, giving Jericho a near countout as we take a break.

    Back with Reigns fighting out of a chinlock and hitting his modified belly to back suplex for two. The Superman Punch is blocked but the Lionsault hits knees. The other finishers are broken up until Jericho grabs the Walls. That lasts as long as you would expect the Walls to last until Jericho goes up top again, only to dive into the Superman Punch for a near fall.

    Another spear is broken up and Jericho takes off a turnbuckle pad. That sets up the old Eddie Guerrero grab the belt and pretend to get hit with it spot. The referee doesn't buy it so instead the Codebreaker gets two. Jericho goes into the exposed buckle and the spear retains the title at 13:06.

    TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick

    Neville is watching in the back. Perkins gets two off an early dropkick but Kendrick snaps the throat across the top rope to take over. Back up and a hurricanrana off the top drops Kendrick. The Detonation Kick into the kneebar makes Kendrick tap at 2:39.

    Video on the UK Title tournament.

    Rusev/Jinder Mahal vs. Big Cass

    This was supposed to be a tag match but Enzo is still injured. Cass fights them off without much effort to start before Jinder goes after Enzo. The distraction sets up a superkick from Rusev for the pin at 1:32.

    Bayley vs. Nia Jax

    Charlotte is on commentary and the winner gets the title shot at the Royal Rumble. Bayley's headlock starts things off and she's easily tossed around the ring with almost no effort. A cobra clutch has Bayley rag dolled around the ring until Bayley sends her shoulder first into the post. Another charge takes Bayley down though....and here's Sasha for the distraction, setting up the super Bayley to Belly to pin Jax at 3:21.

    Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are here next week.

    It's time for the Kevin Owens Show with a lawn chair, a table and a man standing in place with a sign over his face. Owens introduces Jericho as his first guest and he's not happy. See, the fans were chanting for Goldberg just a few minutes ago and that means TAMPA JUST MADE THE LIST.

    Jericho has breaking news: he's the third (sixth) entrant in the Royal Rumble! Owens isn't pleased but Jericho says no matter what happens, they're still the champ. Kevin still doesn't want to do it but he gets cut off by Goldberg's full entrance. Goldberg throws the chair out of the ring and Jericho isn't impressed. Jericho: “You know what happens when you destroy the set?” Goldberg: “YEAH! Spear, Jackhammer.”

    Owens throws out the rest of the set and the brawl is teased until Paul Heyman breaks it up. He says the Rumble will be elimination, repeat, elimination, repeat but Roman Reigns interrupts as well. That brings Reigns to Lesnar but now it's Braun coming out to take the mic from a cowering Heyman. Owens and Jericho bail to the floor and Strowman is in the Rumble too. A double spear drops Strowman and posing ends the show.

    Seth Rollins b. Kevin Owens via DQ when Owens used the ring bell
    Karl Anderson b. Cesaro – Top rope neckbreaker
    Braun Strowman b. Sami Zayn when Zayn couldn't answer the ten count
    Xavier Woods b. Titus O'Neil – Sunset flip
    Drew Gulak b. Cedric Alexander – Rollup with a handful of trunks
    TJ Perkins b. Brian Kendrick – Kneebar
    Rusev/Jinder Mahal b. Big Cass – Superkick
    Bayley b. Nia Jax – Super Bayley to belly


    Date: January 3, 2016
    Location: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Jacksonville, Florida
    Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga, Tom Phillips

    It's the first show of the year and because this is Smackdown Live, they actually have something set up. In this case it's a double shot with Dean Ambrose challenging Miz for the Intercontinental Title and John Cena signing his contract for the Royal Rumble World Title match against AJ Styles. Let's get to it.

    Here are Miz and Maryse to get things going as we look at a recap of Miz vs. Ambrose. Miz has a New Year's resolution and it's to be more forgiving. That's very appropriate because there is a certain woman who needs to come out here and apologize right now. Miz finds it interesting that he went after Renee Young and now Ambrose has a title shot. Cue Ambrose who gets slapped by Maryse. Dean says the hard part is over tonight because Maryse hits WAY harder than Miz.

    Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

    Ziggler starts fast with a failed superkick before hamming away with right hands. Corbin will have none of a dropkick though and the slow beatdown begins. Some choking in the corner is followed by even more right hands before Ziggler is sent back first into the apron. Baron finall charges into an elbow and it's time for a break.

    Back with JBL doing his very JBL-style over the top commentary about a clothesline from Corbin. Ziggler gets in his neckbreaker but the Fameasser is countered into another wicked clothesline. Now the Fameasser connects for two and CUT OUT THE STUPID REACTION SHOTS. Especially when it's just some woman smiling. The running DDT is countered but the Zig Zag scores for two. Back up and Ziggler charges straight into the End of Days for the pin at 13:42.

    Post match Corbin grabs a chair but Kalisto makes the save. Corbin bails so Ziggler superkicks Kalisto, saying he doesn't need any help from anyone.

    Carmella is in the back when James Ellsworth comes up to offer her a shirt. She's impressed and calls him fabulous, which means he can accompany her to the ring tonight.

    Apollo Crews tells Ziggler that wasn't cool and a brawl almost breaks out.

    We look back at Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch with La Luchadora costing Lynch the title.

    Becky Lynch vs. La Luchadora

    Lynch easily takes her to the mat and pounds away at the mask. The Bexploder makes it even worse as we hear about how bad Luchadora's costume is. As we hear about Los Conquistaroes, Luchadora slides under the ring and comes back out with one heck of a quick dye job. The now blonde Luchadora drops Becky and goes up for Twisted Bliss. That's only good for a big crash though and the Disarm-Her makes Luchadora tap at 2:04.

    The new Luchadora is unmasked as Alexa and the double beatdown ensues.

    Here's Daniel Bryan for the Styles vs. Cena contract signing. The guys come out and Styles starts talking to Bryan, saying they're cut from the same cloth. They'll wrestle anyone, anywhere at any time but Cena is gone for four months and gets handed a title shot. Bryan goes into a speech about Smackdown winning the ratings battle against Raw last week and how it happened because of how the top stars were around last week.

    Bryan leaves so AJ goes into a rant about how Bryan and Cena are basically brothers-in-law. Last year, Cena told AJ to get a big win or be a big indy guy. Now the tables are turned because if Cena loses, maybe he doesn't belong in AJ's company. A few years back, Cena was talking about how the Rock left the WWE high and dry and he was absolutely right. Now though, John Cena is the same as the Rock because he has been great for WWE. The two words that matter there are “has been”.

    What AJ thinks is bothering Cena is that he'll never be the movie star the Rock is and he'll never been AJ Styles in the ring. Cena finally gets the chance to reply and says part of being a man is pushing back when someone crosses the line. AJ just made the biggest mistake of his life when he ticked Cena off and now Cena has no respect for him. A lot of people have said something similar to him because they forget his passion.

    Cena ripped his shoulder apart and was back in four months instead of a year. WWE tells Styles where to go but they have to tell Cena to stop doing so much. Everyone else is gone but Cena is still here because that's passion. There's already one signature on that contract and Cena is ready to sign because everyone needs this match. People try to say that Cena sucks but they realize on their best day, they can't be him.

    Cena signs....and here's Baron Corbin. Baron says he won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on his first day and now he's going to be the first Smackdown star entered in the Royal Rumble. Cena is so glad that Corbin is out here because it means John might actually get a fight here. John is ready to go but AJ kicks him in the head. Corbin says Cena's time is up and walks away.

    Maryse slaps Renee and tells her to never touch Miz again.

    Carmella vs. Aliyah

    Aliyah is from NXT and Ellsworth is at ringside. Carmella runs her over to start and sends Aliyah into the corner for the Bronco Buster. A chinlock goes nowhere and sets up Aliyah's comeback but Ellsworth offers a distraction. Carmella gets in a superkick and the Code of Silence is good for the submission at 2:57.

    American Alpha vs. Breezango

    Non-title and Grand Amplitude ends Breeze in 32 seconds due to Tyler offering Gable a ticket.

    Post match the Wyatts appear and say they're coming for the titles next week. Orton does the “run” line and Harper isn't pleased.

    Here are Nikki Bella and Natalya with something to say. Nikki thinks it's interesting that Natalya complains about her getting everything because of Cena when Natalya copies everything from the Hart Family. We see a Tweet from Bret about how much he likes Nikki but Natalya suggests that she, shall we say, coerced him to say that. Once Nikki's looks fade, Cena is going to leave her and she'll die alone (a big plot point on Total Divas). Nikki lays her out with the forearm.

    The new interviewer can barely ask Ambrose if he's ready for the Intercontinental Title shot but Dean cuts her off to say he's going to hurt Miz.

    Next week it's Natalya vs. Nikki, Cena vs. Corbin and American Alpha vs. the Wyatts for the titles.

    Intercontinental Title: Miz vs. Dean Ambrose

    Miz is defending. Ambrose takes him down to start and it's already time for a chase. That means a breather with Maryse on the floor as Ambrose is almost pacing back and forth to get his hands on Miz. Dean even turns his back on Miz and lets him get in a cheap shot, which earns Miz a trip over the announcers' table.

    Back from a break with Miz being backdropped out to the floor and taken down with the standing elbow. Miz starts in on the leg but gets caught in a backbreaker for two. A superplex is broken up and the Skull Crushing Finale gets two for the champ. It's time for the YES Kicks but Dean sends him outside for the suicide dive.

    Maryse slaps him and Dean actually talks the referee into not DQ'ing Miz. Instead Maryse is ejected, leaving Miz to hit Dean in the back with the belt for a VERY close two. You can hear the fans come back to life on the kickout. Back up and Dirty Deeds gives Ambrose the title at 14:04.

    Miz can get the title back later if he has to but the key thing here is Dean won the match and the title when he should have instead of when the calendar says so. That's good storytelling and it's no surprise on Smackdown. Also well done on not having Young out here. It wouldn't fit for her to be there and it would have been so easy to go with the illogical move.

    Baron Corbin b. Dolph Ziggler – End of Days
    Becky Lynch b. La Luchadora – Disarm-Her
    Carmella b. Aliyah – Code of Silence
    American Alpha b. Breezango – Grand Amplitude to Breeze
    Dean Ambrose b. Miz – Dirty Deeds


    Diamond Dallas Page is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

    Date: January 4, 2017
    Location: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia
    Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves

    We're back with another special show as it's another two hour house show, this time from Australia. Again we've seen most of the main event but just like last week, we should get to see more than we already got a few weeks back. Other than that, almost none of this matters aside from having good matches. Let's get to it.

    Opening sequence.

    Revival vs. Tino Sabbatelli/Riddick Moss

    Dawson and Moss start things off as the fans are rather into this early on. That goes nowhere so it's off to Tino vs. Wilder as the slow pace continues. Tino slams Dash so Moss can get two off an elbow drop. Moss fights off Revival as Tino just stands there and lets the double teaming ensue.

    Riddick can't fight them off forever though and the top guys (Graves: “THEY'RE STILL TOP GUYS!”) take over as you might expect. An elbow finally misses and the diving tag brings in Tino for the house cleaning. Wilder pulls Sabbatelli to the floor though and Moss grabs a rollup for two. Back in and the Shatter Machine puts Moss away at 11:00.

    Elias Samson/Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger/Buddy Murphy

    Samson gets annoyed at the fans cutting off his singing until Roode cuts him off again for a much more popular entrance. Murphy is the home country boy here with Graves saying it's so Murphy can know someone likes him. Roode starts with Murphy but lets Elias know he's got an eye on the other Canadian.

    We hit the posing early on with Graves suggesting that Phillips and Murphy go box kangaroos together. A kick to the face gives Murphy two as the fans chant TEN. It's off to Dillinger but Roode bails before any contact is made. With the DRIFT AWAY chants rolling, Samson works on the arm and gets the ten treatment. A slingshot splash gets two and, according to Phillips, kangaroos can't hop backwards.

    Roode is dragged in but Tye beats both of them up anyway, only to be taken down by a knee to the back. The fans still don't like Samson and call him some very rude names before switching to a GLORIOUS chant. For some reason Roode won't rain down right hands in the corner so it's an a superkick to set up the double tag. Murphy comes in and cleans house, including a bad looking hurricanrana to Roode. A better looking flip dive takes him out, leaving Dillinger to hit the Tyebreaker to put Samson away at 11:19.

    Liv Morgan vs. Billie Kay vs. Ember Moon

    As expected, Kay is the big crowd favorite but bails to the floor so the other two can slug it out. Well as much slugging as Morgan is going to do. Billie tries to steal a pin but gets caught in that rolling sunset flip to give Morgan some near falls. A double bulldog puts Kay and Moon down so Liv covers one but gets kicked out onto the other over and over in a clever spot.

    Back up and Billie hits Eat Defeat for two on Moon, followed by an armbar into a suplex. The fans want to know if Billie will be their girl (she's no Bayley) but settle for Liv getting superkicked off the apron. Moon kicks Billie in the face again and all three are knocked out to the floor. Back in and Kay gets double kicked but Liv breaks up the Eclipse. Instead, Billie powerbombs Liv off the top and walks into the Eclipse to give Moon the pin at 8:28.

    Tag Team Titles: DIY vs. TM61

    TM61 is challenging and it's Ciampa and Thorn trading near falls to start. That earns a quick handshake and the fans are VERY pleased so far. Miller and Gargano come in and it's one heck of a right hand to send Johnny into the corner. A very delayed vertical suplex gets two on Gargano so it's back to Ciampa for some arm cranking. Thorn gets two off a falcon's arrow and we take a break.

    Back with Ciampa breaking up a handspring elbow and bringing Gargano back in. Johnny grabs a sunset flip but leans forward and pulls on Thorn's neck for a weird looking submission hold. That goes nowhere so Thorn dropkicks Ciampa so it can be back to Miller for the house cleaning. Johnny's spear through the ropes cuts him off for another near fall. A tornado DDT/enziguri combo gives Gargano two more but Thorn powerbombs his own partner to set up a Tower of Doom on Ciampa.

    Clever spot and Gargano shoving Miller into the pin for the save made it better. Project Ciampa gives us another near fall and the fans are WAY into the Aussies. Miller and Gargano slug it out in the middle of the ring with Johnny getting the better of it. Thorn is knocked to the floor and the running knee/superkick combo retains the titles at 18:18.

    We get the big post match show of respect.

    Recap of Nakamura vs. Joe.

    NXT Title: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe

    Nakamura is defending and this is inside a cage. The champ takes him down by the leg to start but they grapple up against the ropes with neither being able to get much of an advantage. Joe gets taken into the corner for Good Vibrations so he sends Nakamura hard into the cage to even things up.

    The corner enziguri gets two and we take an early break. Back with Joe kicking him in the face again and dropping an elbow for two. A weak LET'S GO CENA/CENA SUCKS chant is quickly booed down as Joe slowly beats on the champ. We hit the neck crank for a bit before Nakamura fights back up with the running kick to the face. Joe gets in his own kick but misses the backsplash to put both guys down for a bit.

    It's Joe up first with his rotating submissions but Nakamura slips out of the Crossface. Instead Joe sends him into the cage a few more times and we take a second break. Back with Nakamura hitting more knees to the head and lifting Joe for a big German suplex. Kinshasa is countered with a powerslam and the Koquina Clutch doesn't last long. Nakamura knees him in the head again for two and BLASTS Joe with a top rope Kinshasa. Back to back regular versions retain the title at 26:15.

    Replays wrap it up.

    Revival b. Tino Sabbatelli/Riddick Moss – Shatter Machine to Moss
    Tye Dillinger/Buddy Murphy b. Bobby Roode/Elias Samson – Tyebreaker to Samson
    Ember Moon b. Billie Kay and Liv Morgan – Eclipse to Kay
    DIY b. TM61 – Running knee/superkick combination to Miller
    Shinsuke Nakamura b. Samoa Joe – Kinshasa


    Rick Rude is the second inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

    Impact Wrestling
    Date: January 5, 2017
    Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
    Commentators: D'Angelo Dinero, Josh Matthews

    This might actually be an interesting show as TNA is under new ownership with Dixie Carter all but completely out of power. It's been a few weeks since we've had a full show of new content actually in the Impact Zone as we saw two weeks of Hardy related material plus a very rushed Best of 2016 show. Let's get to it.

    We open with a recap of the World Title situation with Ethan Carter III and Eddie Edwards going to a double pin and Edwards vs. Lashley going into the North Carolina woods at Total Nonstop Deletion.

    Here's Eddie to wish us a happy new year and to say he'll fight anyone anytime. This brings out Lashley to say he'll be giving out beatings this year, starting with Eddie. Lashley wants a title shot tonight but here's Ethan Carter III, who makes sure to point out the Anthem logo. Carter was watching these two fight in Matt Hardy's backyard and thinking about getting his title back. Lashley calls them both cheerleaders and isn't cool with Carter wanting a rematch tonight too. The champ suggests a triple threat match and promises a special surprise for later. As long as it's not the Wolves reuniting, I'm good.

    Grand Championship: Moose vs. Mike Bennett

    Moose is defending. The announcers try to act like this was a great friendship before just giving up on the idea. Bennett kicks him down and grabs a chinlock before hammering away to gain favor with the judges. That sounds like it belongs in some lame adventure game. Another hard chinlock ends the first round, which Bennett easily wins. Moose fights back to start the second round and hits a middle rope moonsault for an early two.

    Back up and Moose dives into a cutter for two. We hit another chinlock until Moose takes his head off with the Game Changer as the round ends. After a break, Moose wins round two and grabs the chokebomb for two. He misses a top rope moonsault though and Bennett grabs a piledriver for two. They very slowly slug it out with Moose hitting him in the face but getting kicked in the chest. Another slugout is enough for them to take it to the bell at 16:49 (counting breaks). Moose wins via split decision.

    Swoggle is in the back when he runs into the Hardys. Matt asks if he was sent here by Mc-Mehon to infiltrate the event. Apparently he was and Matt laughs.

    Rockstar Spud vs. Swoggle

    Spud wants to start this year with a win because the winning streak starts now. Swoggle starts fast with a spear, a German suplex and the Celtic Cross for a completely clean pin at 1:09.

    Post match Spud quits.

    Bennett goes up to Moose again and demands a rematch on the pay per view in a match where anything goes. Moose agrees.

    Eli Drake holds up signs that say he gets to talk next.

    It's time for Fact of Life with the once again verbal Eli Drake. He'll never be done with Ethan Carter III but tonight his guests are the Broken Hardys. Reby plays them to the ring on the piano and Eli says get the camera back on him. He wants to know where his invite was to Tag Team Apocalypto but Matt says maybe Eli was scared like the Day of New or the Bucks of Youth. Drake: “I don't know what you just said.”

    I think they start quoting song lyrics to each other until Eli hits the button over and over. Matt says something about magic and blasphemy so Eli throws out a challenge for tomorrow's pay per view. We get the dueling DELETE/YEAH chants until Jeff calls it very confusing and hits Drake in the head.

    Eddie is about to talk about his surprise when Lashley comes up with a threat.

    Video on Total Nonstop Deletion.

    Helms Dynasty vs. Decay

    Gregory Shane Helms is no longer the Hurricane for no apparent reason. In a quick pre-match interview, Shane says he doesn't remember being the Hurricane but he's back now. Sure why not. Decay takes over to start but the Dynasty realizes they can have some more luck against Steve, who is beaten down in the corner. Lee cleans some house but a tag brings in Abyss to wreck the smaller guys. Helms tries to chokeslam Abyss and gets mist from Rosemary for his efforts. A chokeslam off the top ends Everett at 3:23.

    Post match the DCC jumps Decay from behind.

    Maria has something special planned for Allie.

    Here are Maria, Sienna and Laurel Van Ness with something to say. Maria talks about being here a year ago and looking forward to another year. First things first though: Allie needs to get down here. Allie comes out and Maria screeches a lot, saying Allie's plan has two problems. There's going to be a match right now so Allie gets in her face and says bring it on.

    Allie vs. Sienna

    Madison Rayne is on commentary. Allie goes right after her but gets taken down by Sienna instead. A one foot cover gets two and a sideslam gives Sienna the same. Sienna keeps getting distracted by Braxton Sutter on the floor but is still able to spit at Allie. That fires Allie up even more and she slams Sienna, only to have Laurel hug Braxton for a distraction. Allie is upset and the Silencer puts her away at 5:05.

    We hear about tomorrow's pay per view. No I won't be watching it.

    TNA World Title: Ethan Carter III vs. Lashley vs. Eddie Edwards

    Eddie is defending and helps Carter beat on Lashley, who suplexes both of them down without much effort. A trip to the floor doesn't do much and it's a double clothesline to put Lashley on the floor again as we take a break. Back with Lashley on the floor as the other two fight over a standing switch. Lashley comes back in and German suplexes both of them at the same time before exposing a turnbuckle.

    That goes nowhere (yet) and it's a double suplex to Lashley instead. Eddie takes over with chops all around and a Blue Thunder Bomb gets two on Carter. Something like a Tower of Doom puts all three down and it's Carter up first with a clothesline to Lashley. The TK3 gets two on Lashley but he throws Carter to the floor. It's time to grab the title but here's the returning Davey Richards to take it away. The Boston Knee Party retains Eddie's title at 19:52.

    Moose b. Mike Bennett via split decision
    Swoggle b. Rockstar Spud – Celtic Cross
    Decay b. Helms Dynasty – Chokeslam to Everett
    Sienna b. Allie – Silencer
    Eddie Edwards b. Lashley and Ethan Carter III – Boston Knee Party to Lashley







    Quick Results

    Monday Night Raw
    Seth Rollins b. Kevin Owens via DQ when Owens used the ring bell
    Karl Anderson b. Cesaro – Top rope neckbreaker
    Braun Strowman b. Sami Zayn when Zayn couldn't answer the ten count
    Xavier Woods b. Titus O'Neil – Sunset flip
    Drew Gulak b. Cedric Alexander – Rollup with a handful of trunks
    TJ Perkins b. Brian Kendrick – Kneebar
    Rusev/Jinder Mahal b. Big Cass – Superkick
    Bayley b. Nia Jax – Super Bayley to belly

    Baron Corbin b. Dolph Ziggler – End of Days
    Becky Lynch b. La Luchadora – Disarm-Her
    Carmella b. Aliyah – Code of Silence
    American Alpha b. Breezango – Grand Amplitude to Breeze
    Dean Ambrose b. Miz – Dirty Deeds

    Revival b. Tino Sabbatelli/Riddick Moss – Shatter Machine to Moss
    Tye Dillinger/Buddy Murphy b. Bobby Roode/Elias Samson – Tyebreaker to Samson
    Ember Moon b. Billie Kay and Liv Morgan – Eclipse to Kay
    DIY b. TM61 – Running knee/superkick combination to Miller
    Shinsuke Nakamura b. Samoa Joe – Kinshasa

    Impact Wrestling
    Moose b. Mike Bennett via split decision
    Swoggle b. Rockstar Spud – Celtic Cross
    Decay b. Helms Dynasty – Chokeslam to Everett
    Sienna b. Allie – Silencer
    Eddie Edwards b. Lashley and Ethan Carter III – Boston Knee Party to Lashley

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