Apollo Crews vs Finn Balor
NXT title match tonight.
Asuka makes her way to the
ring first. Man her music is great. Reminds me of The Sword. She takes
on...Cameron??? Wow. Don't know what to say. Haven't seen her in a while. But
we probably won't see her again for a while after Asuka kills her.
Asuka is so damn quick.
Cameron threw a slap and Asuka snatched it and took her over into an arm bar
with ease. But after that Cameron spends a minute or two in control. But
then Asuka turns it on and really takes it to Cameron, mocking her and making
her look completely amateur. Asuka just shows off, hitting all sorts of crazy
moves and making Cameron tap to the Asuka Lock.
Next, Carmella gives Tom
Phillips an update about Big Cass and he has a sprained MCL. Then Dash and
Dawson show up and act like dicks. Carmella says they'll be sorry when Enzo and
Cass come back, but Dawson says the only thing they're sorry about is they
didn't do this sooner. And next week, they have a NXT Tag Title shot. And they
leave a wheelchair for the Vaudevillains.
(Looking back this segment was almost prophetic – it was just a
day later that WWE announced WWE Champion Seth Rollins will miss 6-9 months
with a severe knee injury, tearing his ACL, MCL and medial meniscus. In
response there will be a tournament held at Survivor Series to crown a new
Jordan and Gable promo,
Jordan talks about how they earned everyone's respect at Respect, but still
aren't where they need to be - the champs. But Gable says chill, they are still
on the rise. Jordan wants to challenge the greatest NXT tag team, The
Ascension, and Gable agrees.
Next, Bull Dempsey comes out
to new music but still looks the same and wearing the Dr Death robe. Commentary
says he is on a carb only diet, so yeah, his gimmick is just that he's a fat
dude. He takes on Angelo Dawkins. Sawyer Fulton is with him. I don't get these
Dawkins is actually beating
up Bull early on as Fulton yells at him. But then Bull starts his comeback.
Bull uses his gut for a lot of attacks and to block Dawkins, so, yeah, fat guy
gimmick. Bull hits the ass drop from the top rope for the win. Then Fulton
walks off and leaves Dawkins in the ring. Angle I guess? Anyone care? This is
like when Jordan and Dillinger broke up except I don't really see potential for
Next, Tom Phillips talks to
the Vaudevillains about the wheelchair. Talk about how Dash and Dawson are not
gentlemen and are their toughest challenge. But they will retain their tag team
titles - indubitably.
25 years of Undertaker at
SS? Hmm...farewell tour beginning?
Tom talks to Bayley. She
says it wasn't hard to find partners to meet Alexa's 6 man challenge. Her
partners are - The Hype Bros! They run down BAMF and Bayley seems to like
Yes! Eva Marie is back! I
can't wait until Asuka kicks her head off her shoulders. She takes on some
blonde gorgeous blue eyed angel. Gionna Daddio? Dunno. She gets a jobber
Eva Marie does one arm drag
adequately then taunts and flips her hair in Gionna face. Gionna does one or
two things then Eva takes over. To this point, they still haven't said blonde
girls name. Blondie starts to come back, hits a few drop kicks but Eva cuts her
off. Looked it up and yup, I was right. Gionna Daddio as Marley. What an awful
name. You're either a stoner or a dog who dies in a movie.
Then Eva wins after a
horrible looking big boot and an even worse flatliner she hit while Marley was
on her knees and Eva kinda slid in there. It was bad. Lots of boos. The big
boot got a “What Was That” chant. And she blows a kiss to the crowd.
Takeaway? Less Eva Marie,
Emma and Dana Brooke call
Asuka childish and Brooke wants to get back in the ring with her. Emma says
she's going to give Asuka a welcoming to NXT. Sure you will.
Oh shit, Ace of Spades is
the official song for NXT Takeover London.
Main event time now. Looks
like it will get a decent amount of time. Crews out first then Finn in his
badass leather jacket.
Very evenly matched at
first. Crews surprising Balor, but Balor staying right in it. I think it's
interesting to note that Balor is taking on the heel role of applying rest
holds and submissions to slow things down and Crews is the one popping the
crowd and hitting high impact moves. But then Finn hits a huge tope after
sending Crews to the outside then...a commercial for “The Condemned 2” starring
This has just been a really
hard hitting, really intense match where neither guy can maintain an advantage.
Then somehow, Crews hits the Gorilla Press but Balor gets the knees up on the
moonsault. Balor hits a Bloody Sunday implant DDT but Crews kicks out at 2.
Crazy back and forth and both dudes are down - then Baron Corbin runs in and
attacks them both! But mainly, he's focused on Crews.
Corbin throws Crews into the
steps and Balor attacks Corbin to try and distract him but Corbin has none of
it. He hammers Balor with punches until Samoa Joe runs off Corbin. They stare
each other down until Corbin leaves the stage - then Joe turns and attacks
Balor! He puts Balor on the corner, says "I did this to you!" then
plants him with a Muscle Buster. Joe grabs the NXT Title and stands over Balor
with it. Joe drapes the belt over Finn and leaves.
O'Reilly says he respects
and admires Styles but he will do whatever he has to do to get his hands on his
former friend, Adam Cole.
Nigel and Mark Briscoe on
First out, Silas Young and
Beer City Bruiser with the Boys, who are sporting new clothes –
jeans, wife beater, slicked back hair and sun glasses. Next out
are the Young Bucks. The Bucks are set to take on Young and the Bruiser. The
Boys are still trying to fan people, but they're fanning the Bucks which makes
Silas even madder. The Bucks take control easily and it isn't long before Silas
forces the Boys to take their spot in the match, saying they were supposed to
be in the match anyway and he and Bruiser warmed up the Bucks for them.
The Boys actually able to
start getting some offense in, but the Bucks cut them off with superkicks, dive
on Silas and Bruiser then a DOUBLE More Bang For Your Buck (Matt double rolling
thing, Nick 450 on both for win). Silas is furious the Boys lost. He and
Bruiser get in their face but the Bucks sneak back in, superkick Bruiser and
set up to superkick Silas but he runs off before he can get his.
After a commercial, BJ
Whitmer is at commentary, yelling at Nigel to fire Steve Corino. Mark yells
that he's on commentary and for Whitmer to get out and then they kinda stare
each other down. Moving Whitmer from the Corino feud to a feud with Mark? I’m
not mad about it but, this feud is even more adjace than Whitmer/Corino.
Replay of Corino punching
Whitmer. Also, Veda Scott has apparently served Nigel with papers, a lawsuit
about an unsafe work environment.
Roderick Strong vs Will
Ferrara next. Ferrara looks to start quickly but Strong has much more
experience and is able to impose his offense easily. Roddy just going to town,
throwing Ferrara around with suplexes, stretching him with a camel clutch and
crazy chin bar and an abdominal stretch. He gets a few 2 counts but Ferrara
fights back and hits a tornado DDT for 2. But Roddy, out of nowhere, hits a
double knee gut buster, jumping knee and locks in Strong Hold for the win. They
shake hands after the match surprisingly and Ferrara leaves.
Main event - Jay Lethal
replaces Mark Briscoe on commentary for Adam Cole vs Kyle O'Reilly vs AJ
Styles. Kingdom with Cole and Fish and Elgin with O'Reilly. I'd imagine the
Bucks will be with Styles (yup). And man, his music is awful. Is this the kinda
stuff Rocky makes? Geez. Not great.
Before the match starts,
Nigel orders everyone not in the match to the back so we have a clean match. At
the bell, Cole runs away but O'Reilly tricks him into getting in the ring with
Styles. Gonna be tough to take many notes since this is so fast and things
happening very quickly. After a lot of insanity, Styles gets wiped out on a
dive and Cole goes to work on O'Reilly's leg in the ring. On commentary, Lethal
talks about how he isn't afraid to face Roddy again, he's just worried what Roddy
might do when he loses to Lethal a 3rd time.
But once Styles gets back
in, it's back to high octane three way dance action. O'Reilly gets a close 2 on
Cole after a flurry of strikes and a brain buster. Then O'Reilly triangle on
Styles, Styles setting up for Styles Clash until Cole superkick him in the back
of the head and he sorts hits a Styles Clash on O'Reilly. Cole throws Styles
out and a neckbreaker on his knee to O'Reilly for the win! Didn't expect that
to finish it.
Then the Kingdom runs out
and attacks O'Reilly but then Fish, Elgin and the Bucks run in and it's mayhem.
Everyone gets taken to the outside and the Bucks hit a big tope to take
everyone out. Styles and Matt hold Taven and Bennett for a double Indytaker.
But then Lethal gets in the ring and gets in the face of Styles.
Survival of the Fittest 2015
Night 1 Nov. 13 in
Night 2 Nov. 14 in Hopkins,
Night 1 (No mention of PPV
ROH World Tag Team Titles
The Kingdom (c) vs reDRagon
Bullet Club (AJ Styes and
the Young Bucks) vs House of Truth
Best of 5 series finale and
Mark Briscoe vs Christopher
Daniels vs Hanson vs Kenny King
Jay Briscoe vs Frankie
Kazarian vs Ray Rowe vs Rhett Titus
Michael Elgin vs Adam Cole
Dalton Castle vs Silas Young
vs Adam Page
Roderick Strong vs Cedric
6-way Survival of the
ROH Supershow of Honor with Preston City
dirtsheets have been reporting conflicting news about the former ROH World
Champion. Some sites have stated that Elgin has re-signed an exclusive contract
with the company, while others say he hasn’t signed anything yet.
know for sure one way or the other, but the fact that PWG announced for their
upcoming Dec. shows “All Star Weekend 11” seems pretty good indication that
Elgin is no longer exclusive with ROH.
with the company and will be working with New Japan in the near future –
something which was always a goal for Elgin and ROH helped accomplish. His time
as exclusive in ROH helped him round out his character a little more and maybe
now he can earn even more acclaim now that he is seemingly a “free agent”
Power Struggle results, Nov. 7
Nakamura (c) def. Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson
awesome match, rivaled only by Ishii/Honma. Afterward, Styles took the belt and
handed it to Nakamura, saying he will be the one to take it from him. Nakamura
and Styles have never wrestled before and we could be in for a classic at WK10)
Shibata and Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Kazushi Sakuraba and Kazuchika Okada
blood between Tanahashi and Okada really heated up here as they head into the
home stretch before WK 10)
Ishii (c) def. Tomoaki Honma
close but couldn’t win the big one and since he’s being portrayed as a
perennial underdog, so I doubt he’ll ever win a title)
Fale and AJ Styles def. Yoshi-Hashi and Toru Yano
and Ricochet def. RPG Vice
The Bucks and Timesplitters hit the ring and all made claims to being the #1
contender for the Junior tag titles. Ricochet and Sydal won this tournament,
RPG Vice holds a win over reDRagon and the Bucks are former champs so they each
have a claim)
and The Timesplitters def. The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Chase Owens
Goto def. “King of Darkness” EVIL (via DQ)
Tama Tonga and Doc Gallows def.Juice Robinson, Captain New Japan and Togi
Dorada, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask and Jushin “Thunder” Liger def. Jay White,
David Finlay, Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu
Liger confronted Tiger Mask and wants an NWA Junior Heavyweight Title shot at
World Tag League Block/Team announcement
-Begins Nov. 21 and runs
through Dec. 9
Hiroshi Tanahashi and
Togi Makabe and Tomoaki
Hiroshi Nagata and Nakanishi
Kazuchika Okada and
Toru Yano and Kazushi
Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga
The Addiction (Christopher
Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)
Meiyu Tag (Hirooki Goto and
TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan
and Satoshi Kojima)
Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro
AJ Styles and Yujiro
Karl Anderson and Doc
The Kingdom (Matt Taven and
Michael Bennett with Maria Kanellis)
Wrestle Kingdom 10 (so far)
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs AJ
IWGP Junior Heavyweight
Kenny Omega (c) vs Kushida
IWGP Junior Heavyweight
reDRagon (c) vs Matt Sydal
and Ricochet vs RPG Vice vs The Young Bucks
Jim Ross says WK10 commentary from him is “unlikely”
League Tournament, 2015
Marufuji defeated Shelton X Benjamin to win the Global League Tournament
will now go on to face GHC Champion Minoru Suzuki on Dec 23
Dec. 23, Big in USA (Chris Hero and Colt Cabana) challenge Killer Elite Squad
for the GHC Tag Titles.
puts the GHC Junior belt on the line, Suzukigun could possibly lose at the GHC
titles in one night
announced for All Star Weekend 11, as well as the first show of 2016, which
will be on Jan. 2.
-ASW 11 tix
go on sale Thurs. Nov. 19 at 8 pm PDT
Andrews vs Chuck Taylor
Unbreakable F’n Machines return! And they face The Wolves!
vs Mike Bailey
Bucks (c) vs Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa
Strong (c) vs Matt Sydal
returns! He faces Chuck Taylor!
Scurll vs Timothy Thatcher
F’n Machines vs Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa
vs Will Ospreay
Mike Bailey and the World’s Cutest Tag Team vs Mount Rushmore 2.0
House of Hardcore 10
Tajiri and Tommy Dreamer vs EC3 and Eric Young
Bobby Roode vs Austin Aries
Eddie Kingston vs Tommaso Ciampa
Tony Nese vs Alex Reynolds vs JT Dunn
Colt Cabana, Guido Maritano, Tony Mamaluke, Thea Trinidad, Mia
Yim, Justin Roberts and more
Malenko is being inducted into the ECW Arena Hardcore Hall of Fame at HOH 10
The Wolves vs Bobby Roode and Austin Aries
Colt Cabana, Eric Young, Lance Hoyt, Eddie Kingston, Tommaso
Ciampa, Brian Myers, Justin Roberts and more
Jersey All Pro Wrestling 19th Anniversary
Rey Mysterio Jr vs Low Ki
JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship
BLK Jeez (c) vs Joey Janela
Shane Strickland vs 2Hot Steve Scott vs “The Product” David Starr
vs Lio Rush vs Lance Anoa’I vs Azrieal
World’s Cutest Tag Team vs Chris Dicksinson and Heidi Lovelace
Kimer Lee vs Shelly Martinez
LAX reunites (Homicide, Hernandez and Shelly Martinez)
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