Week of 6/25/2018 - 7/1/2018

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    Monday Night Raw
    Date: June 25, 2018
    Location: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California
    Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Jonathan Coachman

    We’re getting closer and closer to Extreme Rules and that means we need to know who will be in the multi-man match for the right to face Brock Lesnar at Summerslam. Other than that we have an Intercontinental Title match tonight as new champion Dolph Ziggler (Huh?) faces Seth Rollins in a rematch from last week. Let’s get to it.

    Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin are in the ring, but first we have to hear a lengthy introduction for all of Corbin’s job titles. Angle talks about the upcoming #1 contenders match but shifts towards a recent Facebook post from Paul Heyman, saying no one was worthy of facing Lesnar. Before he can make an announcement though, here’s Roman Reigns to interrupt. Bobby Lashley interrupts as well, with Reigns not being able to get to say anything.

    Lashley says he wants Lesnar and Reigns has had three years of chances. That means it’s time to move on, but Reigns says Lashley moved on ten years ago. About ten years ago, Lashley was in the main event of Wrestlemania (well, pretty much) but then he decided to go to MMA and become famous. What has Lashley done around here since then? Reigns is the guy who has been main eventing Wrestlemania four years in a row and it’s going to be five. Lashley tells him not to disrespect his background but he’s ready for anyone Angle throws at him.

    Angle says there was a snag in the details and the multi-man match is off at Extreme Rules. Reigns goes on a rant about Lesnar not wanting to be here unless he gets paid, but Lashley thinks Lesnar just wants a real challenge and is sick of seeing Roman’s face. Lashley: “Just like all these people here.” A challenge is issued and they’re ready to fight, but Angle says he’s willing to take a singles match between the two of them under advisement. Cue the Revival again though and we’re having a rematch from last week.

    Revival vs. Roman Reigns/Bobby Lashley

    Rematch from last week. Wilder gets sent outside to start and it’s a double shoulder to drop Dawson instead. A cheap shot from Wilder knocks Lashley into Reigns though and it’s Lashley, who loses the headband and reveals his rather large forehead, in trouble. More stomping in the corner doesn’t do much good for Revival as it’s quickly off to Reigns. That’s not very interesting to the announcers though so they read portions of Heyman’s Facebook post.

    Reigns hits the apron boot on Wilder and we take a break. Back with Reigns in the same trouble Lashley was in earlier as Revival takes turns stomping away. The announcers talk about Lesnar some more as Wilder and Dawson talk trash and kick Reigns in the head. A Samoan drop gets Reigns out of trouble and it’s back to Lashley for that dreaded vertical suplex. It’s delayed and everything. Lashley loads up the spear but Reigns tags himself in for the Superman Punch to Wilder. Reigns loads up the spear but sidesteps a blind tag. Dawson’s charge hits Reigns but the distraction lets Wilder roll Reigns up at 13:03.

    Reigns and Lashley yell at each other.

    Matt Hardy liked last week’s B Team parody, which he hasn’t seen done as well since he was sharing a tart with Bill Shakespeare. Bray Wyatt comes in and laughs about what the B Team did, promising consequences.

    Matt Hardy vs. Curtis Axel

    Before the match, the B Team parodies Matt and Bray again, this time choking on the smoke and lowering themselves with the lamp. They trade shots to the face to start with Matt putting him on the turnbuckle for more right hands to the jaw. A superplex doesn’t work for Matt as Curtis falls on top….for the pin at 1:54.

    Post match Matt and Bray declare that a WONDERFUL win for the B Team.

    Stills of last week’s Bayley vs. Sasha Banks incident.

    The Authors of Pain (hey, they exist) shove a production guy and get talked down to by Titus Worldwide.

    Bayley welcomes Alicia Fox back (uh, yay) but Angle comes in to tell Bayley that she and Sasha are teaming up again with Ember Moon against the Riott Squad. You can imagine Bayley’s reaction.

    Authors of Pain vs. Rich Gibson/Rex Gibson

    The Gibsons are in red and green, meaning the Authors are about to beat up some Christmas trees. They’re knocked/thrown to the floor in short order and the Last Chapter ends Rich at 1:03.

    Titus Worldwide comes in to break up the post match beatdown.

    Angle and Corbin are bickering in the back when Finn Balor and Braun Strowman come in. Braun talks about beating up Kevin Owens last week but now he wants to be his friend tonight. Therefore, it’s Braun/Owens vs. Balor/Corbin tonight. Yes they really are just taking the same people and shuffling them for different matches.

    Long recap of Ronda Rousey going insane last week and beating down Angle and Alexa Bliss.

    Here are Alexa and Mickie James to brag about Bliss getting the title back and laugh off the idea of Rousey being a threat. Now Bliss gets to face the big bully in Nia Jax, assuming Nia’s arm is healthy by then. Bliss talks about how the mean girl overcame the pretty and popular one because it works in Hollywood. This is the real world though and Bliss knows how to overcome obstacles. She’s overcome Jax and Rousey and is still champion so boo her all you want.

    Cue Natalya to say the countdown is on because we’re 23 days away from Rousey returning to deal with Bliss. That earns Natalya a lecture about posting her whole life on social media, because that’s the appropriate response here. Natalya isn’t done though, because she gets to face Bliss right now.

    Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya

    Non-title and Natalya has Nia Jax in her corner. Joined in progress with Bliss holding her in a bodyscissors before the moonsault knees to the ribs get two. Some stomps to the back give Bliss two but both seconds offer failed interference. Natalya uses the distraction to hit a discus lariat, followed by the Sharpshooter for the tap at 4:07.

    We look back at Ziggler cheating Rollins out of the Intercontinental Title last week.

    Rollins promises to get the title back tonight.

    The Riott Squad takes over a Jinder Mahal photo shoot and break the camera.

    Sasha Banks/Bayley/Ember Moon vs. Riott Squad

    Banks starts fast with the Meteora to Logan so it’s off to Liv vs. Moon. Everything breaks down in a hurry and the Squad bails to the floor, leaving Moon to dive onto Riott and Morgan. Back form a break with Banks coming back in to clean house with clotheslines but Riott cuts her off with a kick to the face. Bayley makes a save and everything breaks down with Moon elbowing Logan in the face. Banks rolls Riott up for two but has to knock Morgan off the apron, allowing Riott to small package Sasha for the pin at 7:02.

    Post match Bayley snaps and beats the heck out of Sasha as the fans want tables. Banks gets tossed into the steps twice and the fans cheer for Bayley. The announcers treat this like a heel turn but Bayley is loudly cheered and it’s the result of Banks stabbing her in the back over and over. That doesn’t sound heel turnish to me.

    Owens is worried about teaming with Strowman but Angle tells him not to worry.

    No Way Jose vs. Mojo Rawley

    Hang on though as Mojo doesn’t think much of having a rematch. You have to earn the right to come down the ramp to a WWE ring and neither Jose nor the conga line has done that yet. Mojo mocks a guy named Todd who is dressed like a cheeseburger, saying he’ll never get a WWE contract. We’re not having a match, but Mojo does deck Jose. No match, though Mojo continues to interest me.

    Bayley tries to explain to Angle but gets sent to counseling next week instead. I rolled my eyes and sighed when I heard that, because it’s going to be bad.

    Braun Strowman/Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor/Baron Corbin

    Owens and Corbin start things off with Baron running him over without much effort. It’s off to Balor, who gets in one arm crank before Corbin tags himself back in. The chokebreaker is escaped and Owens tags Strowman in for a change. Corbin tries a kick to the ribs but gets punched in the face for his efforts. Strowman orders Owens to get back in and this time Balor gets to stay inside for more than a few seconds.

    That means a quick chinlock on Balor but Corbin breaks up the Cannonball. Instead Strowman comes in and splashes Balor while Owens Cannonballs Corbin, sending us to a break. Back with Balor working on Owens’ arm until Corbin comes in for more of the same. Owens gets in a shot to the face and brings Strowman in, meaning things are going bad in a hurry. Strowman cleans house, including the forearm to Balor’s chest.

    With Corbin and Balor on the floor, Strowman heads outside for the running shoulders, which he’s managed to get over quite well. Owens gets the tag and tries one of his own, only to have Corbin drop him with a clothesline. That’s not cool with Strowman, who sends Corbin into the barricade for ruining his fun. Back in and Corbin makes one too many blind tags, earning himself a kick to the head. Corbin breaks up Balor’s dive and they fight up the ramp for the countout at 11:41.

    Post match Owens celebrates with Strowman, who isn’t pleased. Strowman chases the terrified Owens off. Just announce Balor/Owens vs. Corbin/Strowman for next week already.

    After a graphic for the Intercontinental Title match, Owens hides in a closet and Strowman interrogates people. Strowman: “THE GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOT A BOWLING BALL UNDER HIS SHIRT!”

    Post break Owens has security escort him to the exist. Even as he leaves, he’s still looking for Owens but the valet doesn’t have his keys. Strowman beat him there of course….and has turned Owens’ car upside down.

    Intercontinental Title: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins

    Rollins is challenging and, after Big Match Intros, wastes no time in dropkicking Ziggler out to the floor. Some chops rock Ziggler and it’s off to an early armbar as they have about half an hour if not more. That’s broken up in a hurry and Ziggler hits his big jumping elbow for an early two. A headlock keeps Rollins in trouble and the pace slows a good bit. Rollins finally fights up and Ziggler bails to the floor, only to have McIntyre fail as a shield.

    A staredown with McIntyre takes us to a break. Back with Rollins holding his knee and another chinlock keeping things slow. Rollins fights up and sends him into the corner for a breather and both guys are down. Ziggler backdrops him over the top to further the knee injury but Seth is back up for stereo crossbodies. Rollins’ knee is fine enough for a Sling Blade but McIntyre offers a distraction. That’s enough for an ejection, allowing Rollins to suicide dive onto both of them.

    Back in and Ziggler crotches him on top for two and we take another break. We come back again with Rollins hitting the Ripcord Knee but Ziggler gets his foot on the rope. They fight to the apron where a DDT knocks Rollins senseless with the announcers declaring it over. Do they really think we buy lines like that anymore? Rollins knees him down again for a close two but gets caught on top.

    Ziggler gets shoved down and the frog splash gets another close two and the fans are losing their minds. The Stomp and the Zig Zag both miss and Ziggler’s rollup with tights gets two. Now the Zig Zag connects for two and Ziggler is stunned. They head up top again and Rollins tries a superplex to the floor but has to settle for the superplex into the Falcon Arrow for an even closer two instead with McIntyre pulling the referee out for the DQ at 27:38.

    Post match the beatdown is on until Roman Reigns makes the save. A Superman Punch puts McIntyre back on the floor to end the show.

    Revival b. Roman Reigns/Bobby Lashley – Rollup to Reigns
    Curtis Axel b. Matt Hardy – Crossbody
    Authors of Pain b. Rick Gibson/Rex Gibson – Last Chapter to Rich
    Natalya b. Alexa Bliss – Sharpshooter
    Riott Squad b. Bayley/Sasha Banks/Ember Moon – Small package to Banks
    Kevin Owens/Braun Strowman b. Baron Corbin/Finn Balor via countout
    Seth Rollins b. Dolph Ziggler via DQ when Drew McIntyre interfered


    Date: June 26, 2018
    Location: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
    Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton

    Things are already changing around here as the Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura United States Title match has been canceled due to Nakamura suffering an injury. There is no word on how long he’ll be out, but Hardy has issued an open challenge for the title to take the match’s place. Let’s get to it.

    We open with MizTV and after a quick Daniel Bryan chant, Miz brings out the Bludgeon Brothers for their talk show debut. If that’s a selling point now, they’re in more trouble than I thought. Miz brags about beating Bryan last week and asks the Brothers why they attacked Bryan. We see a clip of Bryan’s YES promo last week, which Miz refers to as act one. The Brothers aren’t happy for some reason (just a guess of course) so Miz goes over last week like a movie plot.

    Next up is a clip of Bryan coming to the ring for the gauntlet match and having his staredown with the Brothers, which didn’t lead anywhere at the time. That’s act two, and the Brothers beating Bryan down is act three. Miz suggests that it was an audition to be part of the new Miztourage, but he’s not accepting applications at the moment. They can be grips on Ruff Ruff Ref though! Cue Bryan to tell Miz to shut up because size isn’t as important as heart. Bryan wants one of the Brothers tonight and Harper seems to accept.

    New Day drinks pancake milkshakes….and that’s it. Still not funny.

    Xavier Woods vs. Rusev

    Aiden English’s pre-match song talks about how waffles are better than pancakes. An early headscissors has Rusev in the ropes and Big E. holds up a comic strip balloon saying OUCH. A spinebuster gives Rusev two as we take a break. Back with Woods fighting out of a bearhug and speeding things up with a discus forearm. There’s the jumping DDT for two but a superkick rocks Woods, followed by a Samoan drop for two. Woods knocks him down again and tries the rope walk elbow but Rusev is already back up. There’s the Machka Kick and the Accolade ends Woods at 8:55.

    Post match Rusev says this was all about Styles and promises to win the title.

    Hardy is upside down and says he’s ready to go.

    Naomi and Lana argue about who won the dance off a few weeks back when the cast of GLOW comes in. They compare evil Russian characters but Lana speaks Russian to confuse her a bit. The GLOW women suggest that Naomi and Lana team up and everything seems to be fine. Naomi thinks everyone will feel the Glow. Fine for a celebrity cameo, but proof that even good actors can’t make these horrible lines sound good.

    US Title: Jeff Hardy vs. ???

    Hardy is defending in an open challenge and his opponent is….Eric Young of Sanity. Young goes right at the champ to start and does his slide through the legs, only to be sent to the floor as we take an early break. Back with Young holding a chinlock and moving into a regular choke in the ropes.

    Young spins Hardy’s neck around a few times and puts on a neck crank. A hard whip into the corner makes things worse and Young takes his head off with a clothesline. Jeff makes his comeback with the legdrop between the legs and there’s a double clothesline to put them both down. Cue the Usos to go after Sanity though, including going in to attack Young for the DQ at 9:41.

    Usos/Jeff Hardy vs. Sanity

    Joined in progress with Killian Dain getting him in the face, allowing Jey to come in and clean house. Dain runs him over too though and it’s off to Young to stomp away as well. A neck crank from Dain keeps Jey down but a missed charge is enough to slow Dain down. There’s the diving tag off to Jimmy, who gets to hit Alexander Wolfe over and over. The Samoan drop gets two and everything breaks down. About six superkicks finally put Dain on the floor and Jey hits the big dive onto Young and Dain, leaving Jeff to tag himself in. A superkick to Wolfe sets up the Swanton for the pin at 7:00.

    Earlier today, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose mocked Becky Lynch and a match was set up.

    Sonya Deville vs. Becky Lynch

    Sonya goes with the wrestling to start and takes Lynch down but gets sent to the floor for her efforts. Becky throws her over the announcers’ table and we take a break. Back with Becky fighting out of a bodyscissors and getting kicked in the chest for her efforts. It’s off to a chinlock with another bodyscissors for a bit as Becky is in some trouble. A knee to the chest out of the corner gets two and a clothesline drops Becky for two more. Becky fights up again and sends Sonya into Mandy, followed by the Disarm-Her for the tap at 8:56.

    Tye Dillinger says James Ellsworth is a one.

    Zelina Vega tells people to stay out of Andrade Cien Almas’ way.

    Here’s Ellsworth for a chat. He talks about Asuka attacking him last week and says don’t attack a bull if you don’t want to get the horns. Ellsworth loves women and has a love life so hot you can fry an egg on it. When it comes to Asuka though, there is absolutely no love or respect. He’s ready for Asuka this week though and wants to fight.

    Cue Paige instead, who says Asuka isn’t here tonight. She knows this because Ellsworth has been running around backstage asking if Asuka is here. Paige makes Asuka vs. Carmella for the title at Extreme Rules but Ellsworth suggests that Paige is here to ask him on a date. Actually yes, and Paige asks him for next Tuesday, but means Ellsworth vs. Asuka.

    Harper vs. Daniel Bryan

    Bryan goes with the kicks in the corner to start but gets punched in the face. They head outside with Harper getting the better of it, setting up a neck crank back inside. A missed charge sends Harper outside again and there’s the suicide dive, which is caught without much effort. Harper drops him face first onto the announcers’ table and a big boot puts Bryan over the barricade.

    Back from a break with the swinging Boss Man Slam getting two on Bryan. We hit the chinlock but Bryan jawbreaks his way to freedom, setting up the corner dropkick. Bryan charges right into a Michinoku Driver for two more though and Harper takes over one more time. Harper hits a dropkick and takes Bryan up top but gets punched down. That means a tornado DDT and the YES Kicks as Harper is in trouble. The YES Lock goes on but Rowan comes in for the DQ at 13:07.

    Post match the beatdown is on until Kane of all people comes out for the save. Kane and Bryan clean house and the fans are very pleased. The TEAM HELL NO chants start up and cue Paige to say that at Extreme Rules, HELL NO is getting the Tag Team Title shot at the Bludgeon Brothers.

    Rusev b. Xavier Woods – Accolade
    Eric Young b. Jeff Hardy via DQ when the Usos interfered
    Jeff Hardy/Usos b. Sanity – Swanton to Wolfe
    Becky Lynch b. Sonya Deville – Disarm-Her
    Daniel Bryan b. Harper via DQ when Rowan interfered


    Date: June 27, 2018
    Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
    Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness

    It’s time to start getting ready for Brooklyn as the next Takeover is only about a month and a half away. The big story this week is the return of NXT Champion Aleister Black, who will be making his first comments since retaining over Lars Sullivan in a brutal match at Takeover: Chicago II. Let’s get to it.

    Opening sequence.

    Moustache Mountain has won the Tag Team Titles from Undisputed Era at the United Kingdom Championship Tournament event. They’ll be in action tonight.

    Here’s Black for a chat. Black talks about the adversity he faced in Chicago in the form of Sullivan. That man did things Black didn’t think was humanly possible, but Aleister made him fade to black. Cue Tommaso Ciampa (again with no music) to say it’s time to stand face to face with the devil. Black can dress things up all he wants but he’s the NXT Champion. In Black’s case, the title makes the man instead of the other way around. That same night in Chicago, Ciampa beat Johnny Gargano WITH HIS HANDS TIED BEHIND HIS BACK.

    Now it’s time to focus on the title because Black has something Ciampa wants. Black threatens to kick his head off but Ciampa wants him to think before he speaks. See, when Ciampa beats him, the title goes away but so does Black’s mystique. Ciampa sits down on the stage, does the evil wave, and promises to make the title reign fade to black. This was the logical progression for Ciampa and him winning the title would be a great moment.

    We see an X-ray of Sullivan’s head, showing that he wrestled half of the match against Black with a broken jaw.

    Vanessa Bourne had a press conference earlier today and wanted to know why Kairi Sane dresses like a pirate. Why don’t more people want to be like Sane? Tonight, Sane is in for a beating and Bourne will be the new poster girl for NXT.

    Kona Reeves vs. Max Humberto

    The fans are behind Humberto, even knowing his name. We hear about Reeves being mentored by fellow Hawaiian Don Muraco, which isn’t a name you hear dropped very often. Reeves headlocks him down and pounds the chest with some forearms. Back in and a boot to the face drops Humberto, setting up the Hawaiian Drop for the pin at 2:49. Total squash and Reeves still does nothing for me.

    Clip of Moustache Mountain winning the titles.

    Candice LeRae vs. Lacey Evans

    LeRae starts fast with some armdrags but a pull of the hair lets Lacey send her shoulder first into the post. The arm gets twisted down to the mat as the pace slows in a hurry. We hit the seated cobra clutch and the fans are already clapping for Candice to get back up. Candice fights out and grabs a neckbreaker and nails some right hands of her own. An Unprettier (called a Vertebreaker by Mauro) sets up a very high Lionsault to give Candice the pin at 5:38.

    Johnny Gargano is shaken up after Chicago but he’s watched it again to see what Ciampa did. He doesn’t care where it happens, but he’s going to fight Ciampa again, whether it’s next week or in a grocery store because this ends when Ciampa does.

    Heavy Machinery cooks some food and wants the Mighty.

    Next week: Gargano vs. EC3.

    LeRae is worried about Gargano but she wants the Women’s Title.

    Moustache Mountain vs. Dave Dixon/Carl Axelrod

    Dixon and Axelrod have a Titantron and theme song, but they also have a beatdown from behind at the hands of the Undisputed Era. No match.

    Kyle O’Reilly says the titles only changed hands because of the home field advantage so they’ll be cashing in their rematch soon and taking the titles back. The beatdown is teased but here’s Ricochet for the save.

    Ricochet/Moustache Mountain vs. Undisputed Era

    Bate wristlocks O’Reilly into a wristlock to start and it’s quickly off to Ricochet for a slingshot hilo. The Seven Stars Lariat is blocked and it’s off to Cole, who gets chopped down to one knee. A DDT gets two on Cole and the assisted backsplash crushes Strong and Cole. Ricochet gets in a moonsault onto the same two and it’s Strong taking the beating this time. Bate comes back in but a distraction lets Strong hit a half nelson backbreaker to take over.

    It’s off to the chinlock for a bit before Cole hits a snap suplex for two. The Era starts in on the arm with Cole sliding in with a knee to the shoulder and, as you might expect, a shoulder breaker. Bate scores with an exploder suplex and brings in Ricochet to clean house. A springboard elbow to the jaw gets two on O’Reilly but the guillotine choke has Ricochet in very quick trouble.

    Somehow he’s able to make a tag to Seven, who breaks the hold with a full nelson on O’Reilly. The Era has had enough of Seven and it’s a fireman’s carry backbreaker into a running knee to the face. Seven is fine enough to clothesline the heck out of O’Reilly and bring Ricochet back in as everything breaks down. Cole and Ricochet kick each other in the head and everyone is down.

    Two pairs fight on opposite apron, leaving Cole and Ricochet to hit each other in the head a lot. The High/Low doesn’t work on Ricochet (because of course he can flip out of it) and there’s the 630 to Cole for two with O’Reilly making a very timely save. A release suplex onto the apron cuts Ricochet off though and Cole gets the pin at 13:28.

    Kona Reeves b. Max Humberto – Hawaiian Drop
    Candice LeRae b. Lacey Evans – Lionsault
    Undisputed Era b. Ricochet/Moustache Mountain – Release suplex onto the apron to Ricochet


    Impact Wrestling
    Date: June 28, 2018
    Location: St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis

    We’re getting closer and closer to Slammiversary and the card is really starting to take shape. One of the matches though appears to be Eddie Edwards vs. Tommy Dreamer, which means more of Dreamer talking about stuff that happened twenty years ago and how much he loves wrestling. That’s all well and good, if you ignore the fact that he’s done it for more than half of his career. Let’s get to it.

    We open with a recap of last week’s big stories, including Konnan returning and being suspicious of King, Edwards going insane, Madison Rayne becoming #1 contender and OVE vs. Pentagon Jr./El Hijo Del Fantasma.

    Opening sequence.

    Here’s Rayne for a chat. She never intended to get back in the ring but now it’s all about creating moments. The biggest moment she could create would be to become the Knockouts Champion again. Sure she’s afraid of Su Yung, but she’s told her daughter to not be afraid of monsters. She’s coming to Slammiversary not as a mom, but as the five time Knockouts Champion.

    This brings out Tessa Blanchard to say it’s not 2011 anymore. Tessa rants about being a third generation diamond of professional wrestling so Madison mocks her for telling us that over and over. A fight nearly breaks out but the lights flicker and Yung’s laughter is heard, allowing Tessa to drop her with a forearm. Tessa is awesome and while the Rayne story makes sense, I’m not really caring about what she’s saying.

    Rich Swann vs. Trevor Lee

    Swann is looking and acting exactly as he did in WWE. It’s a pose/dance off to start with Swann turning the test of strength into more dancing. There’s a flip over Lee as we have no contact in the first minute. A dropkick sends Lee outside though and more dancing takes us to a break. Back with Swann kicking him between the shoulders but getting dropped throat first onto the top rope.

    Lee knocks Swann into the corner and chokes a bit as we’re told that it’s Blanchard vs. Rayne later tonight. Swann avoids a charge in the corner though and snaps off some dropkicks into a headscissors to the floor. That means the big flip dive to drop Lee again but his running double stomp gets two. Not that it matters as Swann hits his spinning kick to the head, followed by the reverse hurricanrana and the Phoenix splash for the pin at 12:40.

    We see OVE attacking Pentagon at a PCW show in Los Angeles. They take off his mask but Pentagon falls on his face, which Sami doesn’t care to expose to anyone.

    Clip of the King of the Mountain match from Slammiversary 2005.

    Katarina comes up to tell Grado and that she has a match next week. Grado is surprised but she reminds him that she’s a former two time Knockouts Champion. That’s a relief that we’re not supposed to think she’s someone brand new.

    Desi Hit Squad vs. Z&E

    This is the Hit Squad’s (Gursinder Singh/Rohit Raju) official debut though we’ve heard about them for months. They’re introduced by manager Gama Singh, a famous former wrestler. Everett tries to spin out of a wristlock but gets punched in the face for his efforts. A dropkick and then a double dropkick get two on Raju as we hear about Singh’s training methods. The Squad sends them both to the floor though and a dropkick gives Singh two back inside.

    That’s about it for their control at the moment though as they’re both sent outside for a springboard corkscrew dive from Everett. A springboard spinwheel kick gets two on Raju but Singh knocks them both down. Raju knees Everett into a Sky High for another near fall so DJZ makes a save, apparently remembering that he’s in the match. A series of moonsaults gets two on Raju as Gama Singh is on the apron. The distraction lets Raju grab a rollup with tights to pin Everett at 6:53.

    Pentagon Jr. challenges Sami to mask vs. hair at Slammiversary.

    Video on Moose, who grew up in a very bad neighborhood but he had an outlet in sports. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons but got traded around so much that he lost his love for football but his love for wrestling was growing. This is what he wanted to do more than anything else, even though his wife didn’t support it.

    At a House of Hardcore event in Philadelphia, Eddie Edwards attacked Tommy Dreamer and busted him open. Eddie rubbed the blood onto his face and left, with Moose following him out and demanding an explanation. Eddie just said to leave him alone.

    Konnan and King argue at the LAX Clubhouse with Konnan saying he’s playing him, no matter what King thinks. King leaves and Konnan says King is lying but LAX doesn’t buy it. Konnan promises proof.

    Dezmond Xavier vs. Matt Sydal

    Non-title. Xavier armdrags him to start but Sydal has a seat on the mat. A handshake is declined and Sydal takes a quick break on the floor. Back in and Xavier takes his head off with a clothesline and pounds away in the corner. Sydal starts in on the knee though and grabs a half crab, which he lets go in a hurry due to a sore hip. A dropkick to the leg cuts Xavier down again but he snapmares Sydal to the floor. The running flip dive drops Sydal one more time but the knee goes out to slow Xavier down. Back in and Sydal catches him on top, setting up that flip package cradle (name that already) for the pin on Xavier at 5:57.

    Post match Brian Cage comes out to go after Sydal but Jimmy Jacobs and Kongo Kong show up for a distraction, allowing Sydal to hit Cage with a belt shot. Kong adds a top rope splash.

    Callihan says it’s on at Slammiversary and promises to humiliate Pentagon.

    The announcers preview Slammiversary, which will include Johnny Impact vs. Fenix vs. Rich Swann vs. Taiji Ishimori.

    Austin Aries says he’s being hunted by a Moose and doesn’t think much of Moose’s story. Aries didn’t fail at his first career, but the difference is Moose is going to fail his second too. Moose is desperate and no match for Aries.

    Madison Rayne vs. Tessa Blanchard

    Some forearms knock Blanchard to the floor to start but she sends Madison throat first into the middle rope. A running elbow to the back keeps Madison in trouble and Tessa kicks her in the back for two. We’re off to an abdominal stretch and a delayed vertical suplex gets two more.

    Madison finally gets in a headscissors for two of her own, only to get caught in the corner for a hanging Downward Spiral. A spear gets Madison out of trouble and it’s off to the forearm exchange. Tessa gets the better of it and gets her up in a fireman’s carry, only to get pulled down with a crucifix slam for the pin at 8:04.

    Post match Tessa knocks her down and grabs a chair but here are Yung with the dead bridesmaids. Tessa bails and the bridesmaids beat on Madison but Allie runs in for the save to end the show.

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